Round Two: The Enemy of The Good

The Republican have passed yet another debt ceiling bill.

The Democrats hate it already. They’ve voted it down already. I bet they didn’t even read it…:)

It’s not THEIR Bill.

Remember, to compromise with a liberal YOU must give in to everything THEY want. That’s compromise in their minds.

“Unless there is a compromise or they accept my bill, we’re headed for economic disaster,” <Senate Majority Leader> Reid said.

But in a phone call Friday evening, <Senate Minority Leader> McConnell told Reid he wanted the White House at the table and expressed frustration that President Obama had rejected an emerging compromise between the two Senate leaders last weekend. Aides said McConnell expected to speak with administration officials Friday night and tamped down talk of an impasse. But Senate Democratic leaders reacted with outrage, accusing McConnell of blocking a deal.

Blocking the Deal = You haven’t kissed MY Liberal Ass enough yet! :0

“Yes, people can be critical of what we’ve done, but where are the other ideas?” Boehner said on the House floor. “At this point in time, the House is going to act and we’re going to act together.”

Ultimately, it was for naught. Within two hours, the Senate tabled the measure, 59 to 41, with six conservative Republicans joining all 53 senators in the Democratic caucus in voting against the bill.

Now that’s compromise! 🙂

<Senate Minority Leader> McConnell keeps pointing out how ironic it is that Reid is blocking an immediate vote on his own plan, then turning around and accusing the GOP of filibustering.  How can Republicans be “filibustering” a bill for which they are actively seeking a vote?  Reid then calls Republicans uncompromising obstructionists, rattling off a laundry list of bipartisan negotiations Republicans have supposedly undermined.  He curiously omits the three GOP plans his party own has defeated, as well as the bipartisan framework he himself agreed to last weekend before President Obama nixed it.  Selective memories are a common Democratic trait.  Speaking of which, Reid is also pretending that the demand for a 60 vote threshold to proceed is a tactic invented by Republicans.  This doesn’t even pass the laugh test.

But it’s the Republican’s Fault.

“We need to go some ways beyond that,” he continued, “because otherwise, we’re looking at incredibly grim scenarios — not in 2050 and 2070 with these other absurd CBO projections. We’re looking at grim scenarios kicking in around 2015, 2017 and 2018.” Columnist Mark Steyn.

The Democrats don’t have that kind of ability, you know. They want what they want when they want it and simply because they want it.

Obama also called on his supporters to pressure legislators to back a “compromise” bill, and emphasized his desire for a bill that would fund federal agencies until 2013.

Funding until 2013 is important for the White House, because it would help sideline campaign-year debates on the national debt and annual deficits.

Yeah, we don’t want the impending economic doom of the country to get in the way of  Our Dear leader’s Re-election campaign. God Forbid!!

The Senate also killed the Cut, Cap, Balance Act last Friday and has yet to vote on a formal proposal. Having passed two proposals and with little time to attempt another bill, the House now waits to act on a Senate bill.

“I stuck my neck out a mile to get an agreement with the president of the United States,” Boehner thundered from the floor after the vote. “It’s time for the administration and time for our colleagues across the aisle to put something on the table. Tell us where you are!”

But don’t worry, it’s still the Republican’s fault. Remember that. 🙂

“The door was open all day. Nobody knocked, nobody walked in,” Sen. {UP}Chuck Schumer, the New York Democrat, said at the press conference. “We will not solve this problem by standing there and folding our arms and saying ‘I am not talking to anybody.’”

Just that two bills get passed by the House and the Senate quickly squashes both of them, that’s “I’m not talking to anybody” because the bills had nothing the Democrats wanted to hear. Much like “the Republicans have no plan” because they aren’t proposing anything the Democrats want to hear.
So eventually, the Democrats will pass the Reid plan at the last second, the Republicans will vote that down. The mainstream Media and the Democrats will have another round of 24/7 Armageddon scaremongering and hate-filled bile and forget they will forget that they  voted down 2 Republican proposals.
The downgrade will occur anyhow.
And that’s still will be the Republican’s Fault,by the way.
Isn’t “bi-partisan” “compromise” fun… 🙂
So now the president has resorted to hunkering down at the White House, leaving the tough decisions to Congress. Every now and then we hear from him on TV, begging Americans to call on Congress like a child asking one parent to convince the other to use their credit card. While job creators are struggling to make payroll and forced to make layoffs, the president marches on with his tax, spend and borrow policies that will only kill more jobs and continue to stifle economic growth.

But that’s the Republican’s Fault for not “compromising” with the Democrats, aka give them everything they wanted- Higher Taxes, more Spending and all the Class Warfare pie they stuff themselves with. It won’t actually fix the problem, but damn, it will make THEM feel better.
I will not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

But the Democrats will.

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Good Grief…

“We have now run out of time,” a visibly angry Obama declared at a hastily arranged press conference in the White House briefing room.

This from the guy who utter the following:

“If the American people looked at this, theyd say, boy, some of these decisions are tough, but they dont require us to gut Medicare or Social Security. They dont require us to stop helping young people go to college. They dont require us to stop helping families who’ve got a disabled child. They dont require us to violate our obligations to our veterans. And they dont require ‘job-killing tax cuts.’

Sidebar: remember there were $500 Billion dollars cut from Medicare by Obamacare so it could be double counted as savings…

“I expect them to have an answer as to how they will get this thing done over the next week,” Obama said. Both sides agree that a proposal should be hammered out over the weekend.

Talks now begin between Boehner and senate leaders on a far less ambitious a Plan B.

Boehner held his own press conference after 7 p.m. Friday night and said the talks broke down because “The White House moved the goal posts.”

Specifically, he said the two sides had agreed on an unspecified amount of revenue to be included in deficit reduction, achieved by broadening the number of Americans who pay taxes and lowering general tax rates. But he said President Obama on Thursday demanded another $400 billion in revenue, which Boehner said “was going to be nothing more than a tax hike on the American people.”

Well, Liberals don’t know how to do anything but Tax and Spend. It’s beyond their capabilities to understand cutting anything without over-the-top fearmongering and hyperbole.

Boehner sent a letter to his Republican colleagues explaining his decision to pull out of talks for a “grand bargain.” Here are some highlights:

“It has become evident that the White House is not serious about ending the spending binge that is destroying jobs and endangering our children’s future,” he wrote, adding, “A deal was never reached, and was never really close.

“The president is emphatic that taxes have to be raised. … The president is emphatic that we cannot make fundamental changes to our entitlement programs,” Boehner wrote.

“For these reasons, I have decided to end discussions with the White House and begin conversations with the leaders in the Senate in an effort to find a path forward.”

So what happened? Immediately, the left said the Republicans abandoned the talks and Boehner chickened out.

Negotiating with children is nearly impossible.

But don’t worry, the Liberals and their Media will blame the Republican no matter what.

And the Republicans won’t fight back.

That’s almost guaranteed.

“I am confident because I cannot believe that congress would be that irresponsible” as to inflict a “self-inflicted wound” on the economy said President Obama.

The frustration was mutual. Shortly after Obama’s press conference ended, the press secretary for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Brad Daysrping, tweeted that president Obama threw a tantrum:

“As if there’s really a question whether President Obama threw a tantrum at the White House last week – same guy just appeared.”

Obama said he would reject any short-term deal to raise the borrowing limit. Now the White House says he could make an exception.

By early evening, the outlines of a two-stage strategy were emerging. First, lawmakers would vote on a package to cut agency spending by as much as $1 trillion over the next decade and raise the debt limit, currently set at $14.3 trillion, by the same amount. That would give Geithner enough borrowing authority to cover the nation’s bills through the end of this year.

Then Congress would go to work to produce as much as $3 trillion in additional savings through an overhaul of the tax code and major changes to Social Security and Medicare, the biggest drivers of federal spending. To identify those savings, Congress would create a new bipartisan debt-reduction committee comprising 12 lawmakers from both the House and Senate, an idea offered by Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.).

But the two sides were still fighting over how to force Congress to produce the second round of savings. Boehner wants to set another debt-limit vote early next year, while Democrats are insisting on a plan that would postpone another debt-limit showdown until after the 2012 presidential election.

Good luck with that.

So Welcome to Hell.

Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino

The Fight for 2012 Begins Today

To those who say that the House Vote to repeal ObamaCare is a waste I say, a journey of a 1000 days starts with but a single step.

But ultimately, the best chance is the US Supreme Court.

ObamaCare is Unconstitutional. It’s just that the Democrats  and the Liberal Media don’t care.

And why do I say the campaign starts now.

Because the “grandma will be homeless” “children starving in the streets” “you’ll be eating dog food” kinda of liberal hysteria has ratcheted up again.

Polls are being released AGAIN, showing how much people love ObamaCare and don’t want it repealed. 😦

Perhaps it’s no surprise that on the same day Obama announced his Executive Order — and the day before the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a repeal of Obamacare (except for the Tucson shooting delay) — the Department of Health and Human Services released a study subtitled “129 million people could be denied affordable coverage” without Obamacare because of pre-existing conditions. (American Spectator)

So someone wind up Andy Griffith!!

If the Democrats weren’t worried they wouldn’t be trotting out the usual time-tested “fear” campaigns.

And yes, the fight is going to be long and hard and depends on Obama not being re-elected so you can bet the Democrats and their Liberal Media Ministry of Truth will have the full on 24/7 FEAR and MANIPULATION campaign going from now until 2 years from now.

So buckle up. The Socialists aren’t giving up without a major trench warfare. And just like last time they will fight till your last breath to save their Golden Goose of Utopia.

And it won’t be “civil”. 🙂

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UNIONS, THE CHICAGO WAY  OR ELSE!

Labor unions give more money to the Democratic Party than any other source, and critics have long accused President Barack Obama’s administration of doing their bidding.  Now there is evidence that the White House has indeed put its thumb on the scale on behalf of unions. After saying that “union jobs are, by and large, good jobs,” the Department of Labor’s “strategic plan” for the next five years says: “many of the Department’s outcome goals are furthered by high rates of union membership.”

Don Todd, Americans for Limited Government’s head of research and a former DOL agency head under George W. Bush, told The Daily Caller that the Obama administration wants to “shame” companies into unionizing.

“In a worst-case scenario, your union organizer comes to you, offers you a deal to unionize, you say, ‘no,’ and, the next thing you know, OSHA’s [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] at your door,” Todd said in a phone interview. “Then, Wage and Hour show up, and they want to publicize it. They always find something wrong – it’s like with bed-checks in boot camp in the army.”

Todd said some companies will fight the DOL’s intimidation tactics, but many will give in to unionizing forces.

“It makes it the path of least resistance,” Todd said.

The current Solicitor of Labor, Patricia Smith, specialized in that kind of corporate intimidation when she served in a similar position in New York’s Department of Labor. Senate Republicans strongly opposed Smith’s appointment to her current post for that reason. In New York, Smith set up a neighborhood watch-style system for monitoring and investigating wage and hour violations by companies.

Former union executives and confidants are leading almost every agency within the DOL, including, but not limited to, John Lund, who has deep ties to the AFL-CIO, Craig Becker, who has worked with the AFL-CIO and the SEIU, and Joe Main, who had worked for the United Mine Workers of America.

Smith and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis recently released the DOL’s “Strategic Plan” for 2011 through 2016, in which they link the recent economic recession and the recently high unemployment numbers with the decline in private sector union membership. (This being the same dingbat that wanted Illegal Aliens to call her if they were being oppressed by their boss!!)

Holis has made the case publicly that unionization is a good thing as it is the only way workers get “higher wages,” “good jobs” and “flexibility and benefits like paid leave, childcare and education assistance.”

“It’s not enough to have fair wages and a safe workplace — workers also need a voice on the job! Some people say that, given the state of the economy, we can’t afford unions right now,” Holis said in a September 2009 speech to the AFL-CIO. “They’ve got it backwards. Today unions are more important than ever. Workers are facing unprecedented challenges, and they need the voice on the job that unions provide.”

DOL is pushing unionization by turning the fraud investigation arms of the Department of Labor into intimidation tools. Todd said DOL’s enforcement arms repeatedly audit and investigate businesses that refuse to unionize. They demand records of everything from Wage and Hour compliance to health and safety regulations, and won’t stop until the business they’re targeting unionizes.

Another way the Obama administration helps unions is by overloading the arms of the DOL that normally fight union fraud. The Obama administration, for instance, doubled the duties of the Office of Labor and Management Standards (OLMS). OLMS historically has been used primarily for investigating labor union fraud, but since Obama took office, OLMS is also charged with dealing with “whistleblower” complaints, or complaints from employees all over the country about companies that aren’t following safety requirements. That used to be handled by OSHA.

Another thing the DOL is doing in what appears to be an effort to weaken union investigations is shifting many career employees out of OLMS and into other, non-investigative agencies that pose no immediate threat to union survival. Todd said that’s the only explanation for shifting the employees he and previous administrations spent years training to different jobs.

“They’re moving people out of OLMS over to places like Wage and Hour, which is a waste of all the training they received in prosecuting and investigating union misconduct,” Todd said in a phone interview. “In the time that I was there, we convicted close to 1,000 union officers and employees. That was not for unfair practices – that was for stealing from members.”

Todd said he thinks it’s more likely that union leadership would rather “suffer from the thefts than from the bad publicity they’d get from investigations and convictions” of union members and leaders.

“The Obama Department of Labor is being organized to push a pro-union agenda without regard to the welfare of the worker,” Rick Manning, a spokesman for Americans for Limited Government, told TheDC. (The Daily Caller)

More Unions. More Democratic Party Money. More money for underfunded lavish pensions estimated to be short $2 Trillion dollars.

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RICHMOND, Va. – A power struggle is unfolding in Virginia over climate change research.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been taking the University of Virginia to court to get information on a climate change researcher who once worked at the school.

Now several members of the State Assembly say they’ve had enough and have introduced legislation to rein in Cuccinelli’s investigation.

Cuccinelli, a global warming skeptic, is looking into whether UVA professor Michael Mann manipulated data to show that there has been a rapid, recent rise in the Earth’s temperature.

Democratic Sens. Donald McEachin of Henrico and Chap Petersen of Fairfax County say their bills won’t give blanket immunity to colleges to defraud the state, but they would curb politically motivated probes.

McEachin and Petersen, both lawyers, said Cuccinelli had abused the authority the office obtained under a 2002 law.

Their legislation would force Cuccinelli to sue and obtain subpoenas as is required of other civil litigation. This would afford defendants the right to defend themselves.

So the global warming frauds want to hide their deception. Gee, no one saw that coming.

So if the Democrats were in power to run “politically motivated” investigations would they be so concerned??

No.

Just like the Democrats using the Tucson tragedy for their own political purposes (and deriding anyone who says they are) . Last week, using the non-radio-inspired Tucson massacre as fuel, the National Hispanic Media Coalition called on the FCC to gather evidence for the left’s preconceived conclusion that conservative talk radio “hate speech” causes violence. It’s Red Queen science — sentence first, research validation later.

The movement “is grounded in the belief that social and economic justice will not be realized without the equitable redistribution and control of media and communication technologies.” But, hey, we better just ignore these communications control freaks lest we be accused of suffering a “persecution complex.” (Michelle Malkin)

So just like Global warming, it’s political goals first, actual science, compassion or civility, later.

Much, Much Later!

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Obama also puts on his newly acquired pro-capitalism mask when talking about the sheer burden of regulation:

We’re also getting rid of absurd and unnecessary paperwork requirements that waste time and money. We’re looking at the system as a whole to make sure we avoid excessive, inconsistent and redundant regulation. And finally, today I am directing federal agencies to do more to account for — and reduce — the burdens regulations may place on small businesses. Small firms drive growth and create most new jobs in this country. We need to make sure nothing stands in their way.

Unfortunately, despite the laudable sentiment contained in the president’s words, it’s difficult to take Obama 2.0 seriously. In particular, is the American public, especially our entrepreneurs, supposed to sing the praises of Obama’s claimed conversion from class warfare redistributionist to proto-capitalist while his signature “accomplishment,” commonly known as Obamacare, is the single biggest small-business-killing piece of legislation in generations? (American Spectator)

I would say Obama and the Democrats words are hollow, cynical, and manipulative.

There actions needs speak louder than their words.

And right now all I see is a guy trying to get re-elected.

Nothing else.

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Queen Pelosi and Her Empire Strikes Back

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Queen of Her own Empire, Nancy Pelosi (does she realize she was repudiated on Nov 2?- in short, NO!): “We will continue discussions with the President and our Democratic and Republican colleagues in the days ahead to improve the proposal before it comes to the House floor for a vote,” Pelosi said.

“Democratic priorities remain clear: to provide a tax cut for working families, to create jobs and economic growth, to assist millions of our fellow Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, and to do this in a fiscally sound way.”

Aka, Class Warfare or Die! Victory or Death! Victory or Your Death!

Screw you!

One unidentified lawmaker went so far as to mutter “f— the president” in a Democratic Caucus meeting. The anger aimed at the bill was widespread. As Democrats moved to block the bill from coming up on the floor, chants of “Just say no!” could be heard by reporters outside the room. (The Hill)

Class Warfare or Die! Victory or Death!

Class Warfare or Die! Victory or Death!

Class Warfare or Die! Victory or Death!

The Democrats are so delusional they don’t even understand that they lost the last election. BIG. 63 seats in the House lost, the biggest Republican victory in nearly 90 years!

Forty-seven percent (47%) of those in President Obama’s party say the country is on the wrong track.  Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans and 75% of voters not affiliated with either political party agree. (Rasmussen)

And, frankly, THEY DON’T CARE!

And you can bet Minority Leader Pelosi will not change in January.

“If everybody took out what they didn’t like, we would have nothing,” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. “And we know the consequences of doing nothing.”

The Democrats don’t care!

Simple as that.

They don’t give a crap on a stick if your taxes go up Jan 1, 2011. If they can’t have their Class Warfare then they’ll take their marbles and go home!

F*uck you!

“We have given our leadership license to force the Senate and the White House back to the table to get a better deal for the American people,” Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.)said.

Asked if leadership had agreed to do that, DeFazio replied, “Well, they’re not going to get a bill if they don’t.”

Louisiana Kickback recipient Sen, Mary Landreiu had the gal to call the deal “moral recklessness”. This would be funny from the lady who got a $300 million dollar bribe to vote for ObamaCare, if it wasn’t so incredible in it’s arrogance.

Class Warfare or Die! Victory or Death!

Class Warfare or Die! Victory or Death!

Class Warfare or Die! Victory or Death!

The President for his part did lovingly call the Republicans, “Hostage Takers”.

So Tax Increases (because they aren’t “cuts”) are being held hostage by Class Warriors and the ones who aren’t fighting a class war are the terrorists!

Now, that’s politics 2010.

“A clear majority of the U.S. House of Representatives supports this plan,” Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.) said in a statement. “We are allowing the liberal wing of the Democratic Caucus to hold these critically needed tax cuts hostage.”

But the ultimate power in this situation is Queen of Her Own Universe, the still Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

If she wants to be a one liberal roadblock to your taxes going up, damn she’s going to squat in the middle of the road, hold her breath until you turn blue to save her Class Warfare!

The question is will they blink after all this bluster and cry-baby tactics?

Personally, I’m too much of cynic to think so. Ultimately, I have no faith.

Liberals don’t compromise, they dictate.

They want YOU to compromise with them. There is no quid pro quo.

They are spoiled bratty little children who will cry and whine and throw a tantrum if you don’t do exactly as they want. They want what they want, when they want it. Nothing less.

They have got the maturity to deal with reality. So they don’t.

And at the top of this heap of crap is the Queen Dung Beetle, Nancy Pelosi, the Queen of all she surveys.

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It’s all Chicken Crap!

Speaker-Designate John Boehner yesterday when the Liberal Democrats pulled a petullant and childish partisan political stunt had it right.

“I’m trying to catch my breath so I don’t refer to this maneuver going on today as chicken crap, all right?” Boehner told reporters in the Capitol Thursday. “But this is nonsense. All right? The election was one month ago. We’re 23 months from the next election, and the political games have already started, trying to set up the next election. We had an honest conversation at the White House about the challenges that we face to get out of here and to take care of what the American people expect of us. And they roll this vote out today; it really is just what you think I was going to say anyway.”

Just days after a “White House Summit” on the Bush Era Tax issue (They are not “Cuts” because if they are not renewed your taxes go UP, if they are renewed NOTHING HAPPENS to your taxes. They DON”T GO DOWN. They are not “cuts!”) Nancy Pelosi personally orchestrates a F*CK YOU maneuver very reminiscent of what happened right after the Health Care Summit where the Democrats said that was fun, now we are going to do what we want, because we want, and F*ck you!
So in show of total hyper-partisanship and a pie in the face to their own President the petulant little children in the House passed in a warp speed maneuver that would make the Picard Maneuver look like a turtle on Valium as they thumbed their collective noses at everyone and passed their “middle class tax cut” regardless.
The fact that it’s not a “cut” is perfectly ignored by Liberals in Congress and Liberals in the media.
But the petulant children did it anyways. You can almost see Pelosi just sticking her tongue and waggling her fingers at everyone.
So they passed what they want. No negotiation. No Compromise. No amendments. No discussion.
Just rammed it through and f*ck you!
Gotta preserve that core addiction that Liberals have for Class Warfare.
And, it would definitely be a great boon to job seekers everywhere if there potential bosses taxes were raised right now. That will surely make everything much better!
And you know they are cutting 2012 campaign commercials right now, “Republicans voted to not to cut taxes on the middle class”, “Republicans wanted to give tax cuts to the rich!”
The same old mantra.
And if you think Democrats are intellectually capable of understanding how childish this all was…Think again.
We Dare you to vote against a “Middle Class Tax Cut”. Go ahead we double dog Dare you! We Triple dog dare you!
We have lots of friends in the liberal media who’ll bash you for the next 2 years 24/7  if you do!!
Intellectual maturity this isn’t.
It was a political stunt, by people who lost an election big because that’s all they have done for the last 2 years is one cramdown stunt after another.
Learn anything after the election, of course not.
They are far, far too narcissistic and ideologically hell bent for that.
They know it’s Dead on Arrival in the Senate, but they don’t care. It’s all show. It’s all just a game.
A petulant child’s game.
We the People deserve better.
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Veni Vidi Vici…Almost

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The Republicans are going to pick up more seats  in the House in the election than anyone’s done since WWII.

Can you say Queen of Her own Narcissism, Nancy Pelosi, is tossed out on her butt as Speaker. Maybe she’ll be MINORITY Leader. 🙂

But Prince Harry Reid and the Democrats managed to hold onto the Senate. But will Give ’em All Hell Harry still be Speaker in January??

The Republicans only picked up 6 Seats. But now you have 49 Democrats, 2 Liberal Independents and 46 Republicans.

Maybe in 2012!  Along with Obama we can sweep the cockroaches out of  the People’s Congress. 🙂

So this is far from over!

Jan Brewer easily beat Terry Goddard. Thank the Lord. And we have a majority of Republicans in the House again. The Legislature is solidly Republican.

Lots of  New Republican Governors so far also.

But The race to unseat Mr. “Boycott My State”  Raul Grijalva was lost by 570 votes! (that went to 3rd party candidates) DAMN! 😦

We passed by proposition  to ban Affirmative Action, so I wonder if Eric Holder is going to sue us YET AGAIN! 🙂

We also passed a Constitution Amendment against The Health Care Mandates of ObamaCare.

So I’m sure we’ll get sue YET AGAIN!.

Bring it on Eric!

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Jan 2009: President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning – but he also left no doubt about who’s in charge of these negotiations. “I won,” Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.

Nov 2, 2010: YOU LOST!  Now what? Elections do have Consequences! 🙂

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Here is an ironclad certainty: It’s too little too late for the antagonist-in-chief to paper over two years of relentless Democratic incivility and hate toward his domestic “enemies.” Voters have spoken: They’ve had enough. Enough of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s rhetorical abuse. Enough of his feints at bipartisanship. Whatever the final tally, this week’s turnover in Congress is a GOP mandate for legislative pugilism, not peace. Voters have had enough of big government meddlers “getting things done.” They are sending fresh blood to the nation’s Capitol to get things undone.

Just two short years ago, Obama campaigned as the transcendent unifier. “Young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled, Americans have sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of red states and blue states,” he proclaimed. “We have been and always will be the United States of America.” It’s been an Us vs. Them freefall ever since.

“We don’t mind the Republicans joining us,” Obama taunted a few weeks ago. “They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

As voters who have been maligned by the ruling majority as stupid, unwashed, racist, selfish and violent headed to the polls Tuesday, Democrats released “talking points” attacking Republican leaders who “are not willing to compromise.” But “no compromise” is exactly the message that un-American Americans delivered to Washington this campaign season:

No more compromising deals behind closed doors. No more compromising bailouts in times of manufactured crisis. No more compromising conservative principles for D.C. party elites. No more compromising the American economy for left-wing special interests. No more compromising transparency and ethics for bureaucratic self-preservation.

Let us be clear, in case it hasn’t fully sunk into the minds of Obama and the trash-talking Democrats yet: You can take your faux olive branch and shove it. Thank you. (Michelle Malkin)

Will the Democrats be humbled by having their head chopped off?

NO.

Expect the Senate to be the Liberal Firewall against the House’s Reform agenda.

Obstuctionism, in the Liberal’s view, is now in vogue. It’s no longer an excuse it’s a moral imperative to stop the vast right wing conspiracy against their Socialist greatness.

So Enjoy the victory, but it’s far from over!

We may have destroyed the Death Star, but the Empire is still building another one in secret to menace the people again. So we have much more work to do.

This was “The New Hope” so we still more to go before 2012 and the “Return of the People”.

The Empire is not going to go quietly.

 

Putting the *Me* in Mea Culpa

Back in early 2009, President-elect Barack Obama was asked on “Meet the Press” how quickly he could create jobs. Oh, very fast, he said. He’d already consulted with a gaggle of governors, and “all of them have projects that are shovel-ready.” When Obama revealed the members of his energy team, he explained that they were part of his effort to get started on “shovel-ready projects all across the country.” When he unveiled his education secretary, he assured everyone that he was going to get started “helping states and local governments with shovel-ready projects.”

In interviews, job summits and press conferences, it was shovel-ready this, shovel-ready that. Search the White House website for the term “shovel-ready” and you’ll drown in press releases about all the shovels ready to shove shovel-ready projects into the 21st century, where no shovel is left behind.

Only now it turns out that the president was shoveling something all right when he was talking about shovel-ready jobs — a whole pile of steaming something. (Jonah Goldberg)

In the magazine article, Mr. Obama reflects on his presidency, admitting that he let himself look too much like “the same old tax-and-spend Democrat,” realized too late that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects” and perhaps should have “let the Republicans insist on the tax cuts” in the stimulus.

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/obama-no-shovel-ready-jobs-krauthammer-pounces

“Well, that is quite an admission. You know, a year and a half and half a trillion dollars later he says these things that I talked about endlessly don’t exist (“shovel ready jobs”). It’s not actually surprising that he doesn’t know what a shovel ready project is. Having never worked in the private sector he wouldn’t be sure what a project is and there isn’t a lot of shoveling at Harvard Law School.” So I can understand that this was one of the greatest “Oops” in American history. And it’s going to be hard for a democrat when you show one tape against another. They’re goint to say, “So you supported a trillion dollars offered by a president who didn’t even know that this stuff that this stuff is not going to happen?”– Charles Krauthammer

And somehow now, as president, things are messy and they don’t always work as planned and people are mad at us,” Mr. Obama said. (New York Times)

DOH!
It’s not that Obama was lying when he said all that stuff. It’s just that he didn’t know what he was talking about. All it took was nearly a trillion dollars in stimulus money and 20-plus months of on-the-job training for him to discover that he was talking nonsense.
But does he really mean it?
Hell No. it’s just a cynical political ploy to garner sympathy and evoke fake pathos.
How do I know, well…

When the Republicans and the American people thump him, well that just means you’ll have to kiss his ass even more.

In an hour-long interview with the Times’s White House correspondent, Peter Baker, Mr. Obama predicted that his political rivals would either be chastened by falling short of their electoral goals (complete takeover of both House and Senate) or burdened with the new responsibility that comes from achieving them.

“It may be that regardless of what happens after this election, they feel more responsible, either because they didn’t do as well as they anticipated, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn’t work for them,” Mr. Obama said. “Or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way.”

Essentially, it comes down to: Remember all the things I said repeatedly on the campaign trail and then as President, well, I guess I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about and I should have been more understanding of Republicans, so don’t vote my party out of office because we are totally incompetent and tone deaf. I’m sorry.

Where’s my barf bag?

“Given how much stuff was coming at us,” Obama explains, “we probably spent much more time trying to get the policy right than trying to get the politics right. There is probably a perverse pride in my administration — and I take responsibility for this; this was blowing from the top — that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who’s occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can’t be neglecting of marketing and PR and public opinion.” (New York Times)

So that’s why you were on TV every 5 minutes during the Health care debate and had town halls and press conferences, meet and greets, and now backyard meetings and arena-sized multi-media events, because you weren’t doing enough PR.

Barf bag Alert!

This is an old progressive lament: Our product is perfect, we just didn’t sell it convincingly to the rubes.

I’m sorry you’re too stupid and unenlightened to understand how fantastic I am and how fantastic our Socialist Utopia is.

We don’t want to work with you Mr. President. WE WANT TO STOP YOU!

PERIOD!

But you’re too narcissistic to even see that!

The mea culpa that is more about ME than culpa. 🙂

“Historically, when you look at how America has evolved, typically we make progress on race relations in fits and starts,” President Obama said at a town hall event with young Americans.

The “casted” MTV special that is.

He then suggested that the recession has played a part in driving racial antagonism while he has been in office.

Yeah, Democrats and Liberals calling everyone who disagrees with them a racist at the drop of any hat has nothing to do with it! 🙂

Opposition to the “first black President” must be racist. But that has nothing to do with the rise in racial tensions.

“Often times misunderstandings and antagonisms surface most strongly when times are tough. And that’s not surprising,” Mr. Obama said, arguing that Americans are less worried when things are going well.

How would he know, it’s only gotten worse under his watch.

He added that anxiety over not being able to pay bills – or having lost a job or a home – sometimes “organizes itself around kind of a tribal attitude, and issues of race become more prominent.”

So is that why Democrats, especially Southern Democrats, were against freeing the slaves or Civil Rights or Women’s Sufferage?

No.

But it sounds good. It’s complete diversionary crap. But I sounds good.

If everyone was wonderful and we all lived in the Socialist Utopia that’s in his head there would be no strife.

Kumbuya!

“We’ve got a little bit of everybody in this country,” the president said, arguing that “our strength comes from unity, not division.”

So that’s why I’ve spent the last 2 years dividing people in to “rich” and “poor”, “black”, “white”, “latino” , “Main Street”, Wall Street”, Tea Partiers and Government Union Thugs, Socialists and Capitalists, haves and have nots, the insured and the uninsured, the legal and the illegal (sorry, undocumented).

I want to unite people behind dividing and conquering them.

Orwell would be proud of you my son.

As would your soul brother, Saul Alinsky.

But don’t worry, you’re just a racist if you disagree. 🙂

Veteran Democratic operative Pat Caddell is unloading on the White House, saying he’s had enough with the president whose “hypocrisy” on campaign finance “is just mind-blowing.”

President Obama has made a point while campaigning to call out conservative-leaning groups for hurting the integrity of elections by not voluntarily disclosing donors. Caddell says Obama has no room to talk.

“My problem with Obama started the day he blew up public financing of presidential campaigns,” Caddell said in an interview with The Daily Caller. “He’s the man whose done the most to destroy whatever integrity there was in campaign financing.”

Obama declined public funding of his presidential campaign in 2008.

His entire campaign, some $750 Billion dollars was funded by “private” donations. 🙂

People like Foreign socialist Billionaire and his moveon.org and other tentacles had nothing to do with it.

Caddell, who has worked for a number of presidential campaigns, including Joe Biden’s in 1988, said making outside money an election issue is a risky strategy for the Democrats. “You’re 21 days out from an election and this is what you’ve got? That’s it? Nothing about jobs or the economy?”

It won’t be pretty for his party, Caddell says. “Come the morning of November 2, they’re going to have a cold shower. It’s going to be an Arctic temperature.”

Caddell also took a swing at Obama’s inner circle.

“These are naive idiots who’ve come out of academia and have never done anything real in their lives, and they are actually in power,” he said. “These are the people we never let in the room when we had serious business to do. Now they’re running the country.”

And they will say or do anything to keep it.

And use anyone to keep as much of it as possible.

First Lady Michelle Obama reportedly violated Illinois election laws by encouraging voters to support President Obama at a polling place in Chicago Thursday morning.

Election laws in Illinois prohibit anyone from engaging in “any political discussion within any polling place,” or “within 100 feet of any polling place.”

The first lady was reportedly speaking with other voters in a polling place and urged them to keep President Obama’s agenda going.

“Technical violation, perhaps. But what are mere technical violations of voting laws to the Obama administration!” said Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, a conservative, non-partisan, public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption.

Illinois law has a broad-ban on any person engaging in political discussion within the polling place.

“Even if her conversations didn’t constitute electioneering, they almost certainly violated the broader Sec. 17-29 ban on engaging in ‘any political discussion within any polling place,’” said Charlie Spies, an election attorney with Clark Hill, PLC. (Drudge)

But don’t expect anyone on the Democrat side to care. Hell, they don’t care if you stand outside the polling place with truncheons and yell racial hatred as long as you’re black and a Democrat. So why would this bother them?
After all, it’s all about them. And him, Obama, specifically.
Obama likes to win, too, of course. But he is so ideological, so deeply marinated in leftism (he picked up the false accusation about the Chamber of Commerce, for example, from a left-wing website), that asking him to compromise with Republicans may well cause a system crash. Though he now acknowledges that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects,” he continues to see his presidency in such empyrean terms (and his opponents as so lacking in good faith) that compromise seems remote.–Mona Charen
Maybe it’s unfair for people to think Obama is just another tax-and-spend Democrat. After all, some tax-and-spend Democrats are actually competent at it.-Jonah Goldberg
Or maybe it’s not. After all, he puts the Me in Mea Culpa!
Political Cartoon by Jerry Holbert