The Power

In his victory speech, {Rand} Paul applauded the tea party movement and issued a stern warning to the political establishment: “I have a message, a message from the tea party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words: We’ve come to take our government back.”

“The tea party movement is about saving the country from a mountain of debt that is devouring our country and that I think could lead to chaos,” Paul said grimly, laying in to President Barack Obama for his participation in last year’s Copenhagen summit on global warming and accusing Obama of trying to “apologize for the industrial revolution.”

A political science professor in college taught me a very valuable lesson about politics.

It’s about power.

Not the money.

The money facilitates the power.

So the more money you have the more likely you’ll get the power you seek.

So you always need more power.

More power begets more money.

And more money begets more power.

But it is power that is the ultimate goal.

And the more power the better.

Which explains a lot about Liberalism and their need to control everyone and everything and make them do what they want, when they want, because they want.

And will explain the focus of the Liberal media last night as well.

Last night on MSDNC, for example, it was all about the PA special election for the late pork-king John Murtha’s seat.  The Democrat won that seat, by acting like a republican by the way, and thus they hold that seat.

That power was the most important thing to Mr “tingle up my leg” Chris Matthews and his array of liberal elite pundits.

That and the “establishment” Republican in KY lost to a “teabagger” (a liberal pejorative) which they consider a good thing because they believe they can beat him easier than the old line establishment candidate. So they were happy.

It was about advantage. Political advantage.

Meanwhile, over at MSDNC’s arch enemy, FOX, it was about the people. The people’s anger.

Arlene Specter, who was a Republican for 30 years but switched parties last year for sheer sake of re-election was soundly defeated by another Democrat because of that switch. His opponent beat him up with it.  Specter was supported from a far by the President.

His opponent sounded very “tea party” anti-establishment but that was just for the purpose of winning.

What will be interesting is that opponent now has to face the Republican in November, but he got here sounding like a Republican. So he’ll have to veer left now. Just like the President did in 2008.

So will that lead to his demise?

The dreaded flip-flop!

Time will tell.

Then  there was the race in Kentucky where Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul, a “tea party” Republican beat the establishment’s candidate.

Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas is in a run-off for the Democrat nomination because she wasn’t far left-enough but was also one of the key votes for Health Care.

MSDNC really didn’t care much about this one because they felt that neither Democrat was strong enough to win in November so it didn’t really mean anything to them.

The Liberals took no notice of Health Care’s unpopularity at all.

FOX focused on the message of the people.

MSDNC was focused on the power.

It couldn’t have been more stark if you tried.

“When [Republicans] were in charge, we doubled the deficit, and now with Democrats in charge, they’re tripling the deficit,” Paul said. “What the Tea Party says is there’s bipartisan blame to go around for the deficit and we have to do a better job.”–Rand Paul

Exactly. A Pox on both of your houses.

Now, let’s do something for the people. Not the political Elite.

Problem is, the Political Elite own the majority of the Media, The Congress, And The White House and they won’t go quietly, FROM EITHER PARTY.

Power is the drug, and boy are they addicted. Heavily addicted.

The White House is absolutely, positively correct that there is a divide between America and Washington – but what they fail to appreciate (or, more likely, they appreciate it but want to fake-out the press) is that Washington, D.C. now belongs to Barack Obama.

Just as the student radicals of the 1960s became the tenured faculty of the 2000s, so the worm has turned in the District of Columbia. The gates have been crashed and the one-time insurgents are now comfortably ensconced as the establishment. And with the health care bill, Mr. Obama and his band of former rebels have enacted an extremely unpopular law that they cannot possibly blame on the old guard (But boy they still believe it and try to sell it that way). George W. Bush may have “forced” Barack Obama’s hand on the stimulus, but Dubya had nary a thing to do with the health care bill.

This is why President Obama was wrong to equate the election of Scott Brown to his own victory, and why he’s wrong to push this story now. He is the ultimate insider now. That snappy “Hail to the Chief” he hears every time he walks into a room should be sign enough of this fact.

The White House likely knows this. They just don’t want us talking about how Obama can’t save a single high-profile candidate from a purple or blue state. They don’t want us to realize that his coattails have been torn and frayed by the choices he’s made in the last 17 months.

So focus on the race not the horses. The nags from “the people” and the Thoroughbred from “the establishment”.

The “teabagger” vs Washington Elites.

But in general elections, the dynamic will be very different. Republican challengers and incumbents will tar their Democratic opponents with a simple characterization: “A vote for my opponent is a vote for Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi’s agenda.” Democrats will have no such claim to make against Republicans.(RCP)

But the Liberal Media will come up with something, hopefully more convincing than “the party of no” because, guess what, We The People ARE the Party of NO.

NO more spending like drug addicts after a new high.

NO more government takeovers, bailouts, and patronage to cronies.

NO more government debt piles for the sake of piling.

The National Debt has gone up 3 Trillion Dollars in the 17 months of this administration!

It went up 5 Trillion in 8 years under Republicans.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

On a lighter note: Rick Bayless, the Chicago superstar chef, (and winner of Top Chef Masters last year, The king of all Mexican food in America) was Twittering from the White House kitchen about today’s Obama White House state dinner honoring Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife, Margarita Zavala. Until the Tweets stopped. The White House kitchen is for cooking, not Tweeting.

The White House press operation wanted to downplay the glamor aspect of the state dinner; these are tough economic times. (Chicago Sun-Times)

And undoubtedly, at dinner, Obama will apologize for Arizona being unhappy with all the Mexican illegal immigrants, drug dealers, coyotes, mafia and gang wars going that the Mexican government practically throws at us.

After all, it disgraceful that we are upset about it. 😦

And the same can be said for the political elite in Washington. They are annoyed that these uppity people want to spoil their power trips.

Well, I say it’s time to pull the plug and replace the light bulbs.

This election is too important for you not to care.

My Walk on the “Radical” Side

I hung up out yesterday with terrorists.

Racists.

Homophones.

Idiots. Morons. Mindless sheep.

Astroturf.

I had the good fortune to have yesterday off so I went to the Tea Party Rally at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

And according to our former Governor, now Homeland Security Chief, there were 7,500-8,000 “right wing extremists” there yesterday and we are all a danger to the US Government.

A Voting Danger Yes. Absolutely. 🙂

There were was even a Black Conservative from Liberal Wisconsin as the MC.

Imagine that, a Black person at a Tea Party rally!

According to the Ministry of Truth/Fifth Column/Mainstream Media, they don’t exist.

All “teabaggers” are angry white, rich people.

Well, I may be white but I’m light years from rich.

There was a quote from a famous Democrat that was floating around all day.

Imagine that, a Democrat, at a Tea Party!! 🙂

“ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

I reflected on it yesterday, my idol when I was a kid (because back then you didn’t spatter sex scandals all over the news 24/7) was probably why I was Democrat when I was old enough to vote.

But that didn’t last long in the harsh light of reality.

I became an Independent in 1988.

I am still a registered Independent, though no liberal will believe that because to them there are only Liberals and Republicans (independents just being indecisive Republicans) to them and that’s it.

Good Vs. Evil. And they think they are “good”.

So that’s why I hung out with “evil” last night.

The Old, the Young, every generation.

And we all had one common belief, The US CONSTIUTION.

The other being that we as Americans are exceptional. We are great.

It’s just that Liberals and our current President don’t believe that.

They believe no one is better than anyone (except them of course, they are way smarter, moral, and just plain better than evil right-wingers) at least no one who isn’t them.

That’s why many Liberals hate competition (except for political races). Kids self-esteem is hurt by losing. 😦

But when Liberals win in politics, they get even more condescending than they were beforehand.

“Shut up. We Won.” is often heard.

Well, we won’t shut up.

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER

The sign that made me laugh yesterday, “Reduce your Government Footprint”

I love that one. 🙂

And the reaction from the Fifth Column (when they deemed it–The Volcano in Iceland was more interesting to them than angry American taxpayers and voters).

Many spent a lot of time on a CBS/NY Times Poll that proves to the left that the Tea Party is a fringe group of whackos to be ignored.

Like the Mainstream Media would do a poll that says anything else… 😦

Arianna Huffington (Huffingtonpost): With Tea Party backers protesting Tax Day across the country, we’re getting a fresh wave of the ongoing debate about whether these groups are fueled by rage, racism, or class divisions.

Sound more like the Democrats to me, especially the class divisions. That has been the Democrats stock in trade for generations.

NBC tried to be fair for at least 45 seconds, but then trotted out the poll saying that most tea partiers are rich white people and talked to 1 black guy and asked him “Do you feel uncomfortable around these people?”

Oh, I’m sorry, I left my HOOD at home! 😦

ABC News  ignored it as far I can see from their website, or it’s buried so deep it will take years for the light to reach it.

CBS online led there article predictably with their forgone conclusion poll, and the biased headline: Tea Partiers: We’re Not Racist or Against All Taxes. 😦

Then they talked to a Maryland couple who had a very young daughter with a sign,””I’m already $41,471 in debt, and I only own a dollhouse.”

They’re white. They’re older. And they’re angry.

That is the new mantra of the Left.

And then CBS went even further, they’re predominately from the South!

OH NO!!

I guess I better get my get back to my noose lessons and get me a gun rack…

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Mohandas Gandhi

The Extreme Healthcare Makeover

With 2010 being an election year, the political games have begun in earnest.

The Democrats are trying to figure out how to screw the Republicans into a corner so they can embarrass them.

The Republicans are trying to hold on to the anger at Washington, but not at them.

The Tea Party tries to figure out how to get the American People back in the process.

You thought 2008 and 2009 were a nightmare ride. Just wait until this roller coaster really picks up.

The Democrats are currently trying to salvage what they couldn’t do over the last year.

They still want it.

They can taste it.

They are the addict that doesn’t want to give up on their greatest and next hit.

From the bulliest pulpit of all — the Super Bowl pregame show — President Obama told CBS’ Katie Couric on Sunday that he wanted a “large meeting with Republicans and Democrats to go through, systematically, all the best (health care) ideas that are out there and move it forward.”

On Saturday, in what one news agency said was one of his feistiest speeches since the 2008 campaign, the president vowed that he was “not going to walk away from health insurance reform.”

It’s been three weeks since Massachusetts voters elected Scott Brown to the Senate, in large part because of his opposition to the health care confusion Democrats have sown. It’s been even longer since Americans at tea parties and lawmakers’ town hall meetings plainly told Washington they wanted no part of the health care elixir that Congress was peddling.

Still, our political elites, impressed by their own intellects, insist that the public will get the health care system they want the public to have, not the health care the public wants. (IBD)

They just have to package this broken down old horse with a makeover and proclaim it a Kentucky Derby Hopeful.

You’ll love this broken down old thing eventually, we The Democrats guarantee it! 🙂

And to do that, they need to publicly embarrass their opposition.

This is their great plan.

Let’s win by embarrassing the opposition and by branding them in public as the reason this process failed for the last year.

Not the people’s opposition to the takeover, but that’s it was THE REPUBLICAN’S FAULT!.

Those nasty, old partisans with “no ideas”. They just wanna say “no” to everything!

Wah! 😦

So Ignoring them, belittling them and “the teabaggers”, and shutting them out didn’t work, so let’s try painting this horse a different color.

And we can still get what we want.

Let’s invite the Republicans to  “bi-partisan” dog and pony shows so as to paint them as “The Party of No” and show that they are the obstructionist that Liberal believe they are and by doing that they will win.

And the “republicans have no ideas” will be trumped out again.

And even if the Republicans have “ideas” it’s not like the Democrats are actually listening.

This is a show.

Nothing more.

The same magnum opus that the majority of Americans hate is still there. The Democrats won’t give up on it.

So my advice to the Republicans is to know that this is all Style and no Substance. It is the worst kind of dog and pony show.

And it’s even more cynical that I can be.  And that folks, is really bad.

This was confirmed by the president when he told Couric he would not throw out the proposals that are stalled in Congress and start over, even though public opinion strongly indicates that he should.

67% of Americans are tired and fed up with Democrats grand plan. They want it gone.

The Democrats won’t give it up.

So their new strategy is to use the Ministry of Truth (Mainstream Media) to embarrass the Republicans.

Problem is, they have no idea what is REALLY going on.

Because, The Agenda is The Agenda.

Ideology uber alles!

Let’s just put a different lipstick on this pig.

They don’t get it. They don’t wanna get it.

Instead of hitting the reset switch, the starting point for the renewed push will be with the proposals that passed the House and Senate, according to the New York Times.

But poor policy is poor policy, whether bundled or unbundled. Each piece would extend government meddling in health care and take decisions out of the hands of Americans. They are not solutions but seeds that will grow into deeper problems.

Death by a thousand cuts instead of having your head chopped off in one big swing of the scimitar.

I’m game, how about you?  😦

It’s the slow boil of the frog approach  instead of throwing it in the boiling water really fast so it jumps out.

Problem is, it’s still the same water!

Let’s massage it a little.

Make this broken down old horse into that loveable old horse.

And send the American people off to the glue factory in the process.

The loyal opposition has to offer ideas that work, that put the patient in control. These include health savings accounts, fair tax treatment of individual insurance policies, interstate sales of individual policies, legal reform that will cut doctors’ malpractice insurance costs and encourage reductions in over-treatment, and an end to coverage mandates so more people can afford insurance.

If the Democratic majority rejects such ideas that promote better care and lower costs, then it — not minority Republicans — should be labeled “the party of no.”

Mind you virtually everyone of these “ideas” have been proposed repeatedly over the last year and ever single one of them has been shot down by the Democrats.

It’s not what THEY want.

The Democrats are the party “no” to what the American People want.

The Democrats fervently cling to the idea that if they can just cram this monster down your throat that eventually you’ll love it.

You’ll take that broken down old nag to heart and love it like they do.

Or as one Liberal columnist put it after a story about a long, nasty fight with a Kitchen remolding analogy, “that Americans won’t experience any of the benefits of health care reform until Congress actually puts a new system in place.”

Democrats can finish the kitchen. Or they can face the wrath of voters who will wonder why the contractors they sent to Washington left all the wires hanging, and the plumbing disconnected and useless. (IBD)

Or they could fire the incompetent Contractor who didn’t do what the client wanted and get one that will! 🙂

Because  this is the same horse (or kitchen) that has massive taxes up front and doesn’t actually start running or working for you (allegedly) until 3 to 4 years later remember.

This is still the kitchen with the built in Cornhusker Kickback and The Louisiana Purchase.

Same Kitchen. They just want to give it a Makeover.

So going back to our loveable old nag, this horse is so ill euthanasia is the only humane thing to do now.

But the Democrats won’t give it up.

They can’t.

They were soooo close!

So all they have to do is figure out how to get you to love it enough so that you jump in and buy it.

Sounds like a Used Car Salesman, doesn’t it.

And they want you to buy their Total Loss vehicle that they salvaged for the torrent of bad blood.

And they are going to put that on C-Span. 🙂

How could you Resist it then! 🙂

And you might even get a set of Ginzu knifes free if you buy now! 🙂

Just don’t kick the tires or check under the hood.

You won’t like what you see.