Saturday, January 23, 2010

Now That the Tide is Turning...

The GOP lost America in 2006 because they stopped listening to the voters. They lost the White House in 2008 for the same reason. The Democrats would prove themselves every bit as arrogant and contemptuous of the voter as the GOP had been. The difference might be that the Dems never even pretended to listen. With the exaggerated stagecraft one might associate with a mime troupe, the Dems deliberately stuffed their fingers deep into their ears long before the chosen one could utter "I, Barack Hussein Obama..."

The GOP could make big gains this time. Before they do so, they must first rid their own party of carpetbaggers. It is easy to talk the talk, especially on hot button issues like abortion or gay marriage. Social conservatism is easy. Fiscal conservatism on the other hand, is not so easy. Ultimately, fiscal conservatism means saying no to someone. Given the severity of our national deficit, the GOP might even have to say no to some of their most loyal supporters.

Every current Republican ran as a fiscal conservative but few of then stick to their guns. George W. Bush flipped off the fiscal conservatives. So too, did Ronald Reagan. It's a long list of Republican turncoats. Too many to name here. A list of true fc's would be about 1% as long (if that)as the list of Benedict Arnolds. We simply have to do better.

In addition to political candidates, we must be wary of journalistic carpetbaggers. Remember that Arianna Huffington wrote for "National Review" and Chris Matthews subbed for Limbaugh. Maybe they underwent philosophical changes, but I doubt it very much. If that had been the case they would have clung to a few vestigal opinions. But their transformations were seemless. They were probably just riding the wave of whatever happened to be popular at the time.

But Matthews and Huffington are just two of many whores. There are too many to mention here. But let us hope we have learned something this time around. Let's hope we have grown not just older but a little bit wiser.

Too Early For The Shrouding But...

What play, movie, book or legend most parallels the Obama Administration? It's too soon to tell. It might turn out to be "Wag the Dog" or "Dr. Strangelove" before it's all over. But if the administration ended today, it might most closely resemble Kosinski's "Being There."

"Being There" is the story of a mentally challenged gardener who speaks in simple literalisms. He is coincidentally launched onto the national stage and everyone misreads him as a genius. He is seen as the possible savior for the party and the country.

Could Obama be the real life Chauncy Gardner? "Hope and Change. Hope and Change. Hope and Change." Brilliant! Only a Columbia grad could elocute so grandly. Hah! Surely you mean only a Harvard Law alumnus could orate so bombastically. Sirs, we can agree with our subject's refinement, but only a disciple of Alinsky could affect such a common touch. Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!

Besides the parallels, what title could be better suited for the legislator who loved to vote "present" and who would evolve into the dithering White House Hamlet?
"Being There."

Excerpt: Obama's Kiss of Death

"When Obama made the decision to lay it on the line and campaign in Massachusetts, the race was a statistical dead heat, with surveys showing Coakley ahead by one or two points. By the time Obama had returned to Washington, D.C., Brown had opened up a nine-point lead – a margin even Obama’s vaunted union volunteer army and ACORN-led ground game would be unable to erase. "

Read the entire article here:

Is Michael Steele the Reincarnation of George McClellan?

Coach Michael Steele had the ball first and goal and he was talking about punting the ball. Not even a field goal. Punt it into the stands before anyone gets hurt.

I can't find the quote now but coach Steele doubted his team's ability to capture a House majority later this year. Being the schmuck that I am, I figured the GOP could capture a House majority and then some and they could even things up in the Senate. I thought that Massachusetts was a possibility but by no means a probability. I figured that if Brown could just make it close, just about anything could happen come November.

But Brown did not boot it into the stands. He grabbed the ball and hurled himself into the end zone, stiff-arming the linebacker-in-chief as he crossed the goal line. Coach Steele did not immediately concede the game, but had he done so I for one would not have been surprised.

There might be a few untouchables in the House but no one in the Senate is bullet proof. Even Leahy and Schumer have to be looking over their shoulders. With all due respect to the David Gergins, their seats do not belong to any one person or any one party. They can hold their own against GOP hacks but let's see how they do against truck-driving Guardsmen who actually stand for something. Are you listening Coach Steele?

Oh no! Coach Steele is drawing up the old fetal position play that served the Bush Administration so incredibly well. And the cheerleaders are going into their "Give Them Vermont" chant. And the adminstrators are removing images of the old mascot, the elephant, and replacing it with its newer, less offensive replacement: the doormat.

Giant collective sigh. It's hard to win even with Scott Brown if Charlie Browns are running the show.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Reflections of a Weary Blogger

I am still giddy and yes, inspired by the Scott Brown story. No Brown fatigue here. What a leader! "Follow me and we'll get it done." He smashed a formidable machine. What a guy!

And of course this guy married a local hottie and then he fathered Xena and Gabrielle and they are living happily ever after. So it is easy to watch the puff pieces about this great man. I could fixate on this story for a long, long time.

But this blog is devoted to Barack Hussein Obama and his loyal dupes. It is hard to stay on topic because the topic is so damn depressing. Just 15 months ago we were in the Twilight Zone. Zombies in T-shirts with Obama's mug and the word "HOPE" emblazoned on the front swarmed at every turn. Worse yet, otherwise reasonable people were following Jim Jones into the jungle. A creepy "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" scene polluted our beloved land. It was depressing, not because we were losing, but because common sense was losing. Self-delusion had become stylish and I had no style.

To this day we know very little about Barack Hussein Obama. Is he evil, buffoonish or both? Is he the second coming of Jimmy Carter or of Charles Manson? Can he persuade his minions to give up their lives in a suicidal display of unity? Or is he, in the description of Osama Bin Laden by a Saudi Prince, incapable of leading a flock of ducks across the street?

I suspect that Obama will be remembered more as a Barney Fife than a Che Guevera. Yes, there is hostility and hatred in this man. But there is also ineptitude. This is a guy who has had everything handed to him. The Senate. The White House. The Nobel Peace Prize. Everything. He might dream of lynching bankers and risk takers but he is, in a word, petty. Everyone who has ever had a paper route had more executive experience than this guy had a year ago. Without the ass-kissing press and George Soros' funds, Barack Obama is well, present.

I felt the need to call the world's attention to Obama's flaws when it seemed that people had blinded themselves to such "distractions." Now it seems like people are waking up. Even the cheerleaders are expressing buyer's remorse. The tide has turned. Obama jumped the shark on his inauguration day. That was his high water mark and few people will say otherwise. The question I have to ask myself is "Do we still need to expose Obama's deficiencies?" No one seems surprised at his ineptitude any more. It seems to be expected and accepted. Who needs a blog that points out the obvious?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Scott Brown's Most Amazing Achievement

Scott Brown vs. The Democratic Machine is the biggest upset since David vs. Goliath. But this event pales in comparison to Senator Brown's (love saying those word in succession)most miraculous accomplishment. Senator Brown (poetic, isn't it?) has done the impossible: Senator Brown (he is a Massachusetts Senator so we don't have to do the Senator-elect thing)has made MSNBC not only watchable, but enjoyable.

No really. He has. It is so much fun to watch the hatemeisters try to spin/explain/analyze the Brown victory. They are all over the place. The Dems should have listened to Dean. They should have listened to Pelosi. Massachusetts people could not grasp the intricacies of politics we thought they could be trusted with. They are children running with scissors.

We all know MSNBC resides in their own world of self-delusion but we probably cannot begin to grasp the degree of self-delusion. Deaf people can intellectually understand the appeal of Elvis but MSNBC pundits are incapable of understanding the appeal of a candidate like Scott Brown. For MSNBC, the opposition is alternately evil and stupid. There is no gentleman's disagreement or anything like that. The brilliance of the anointed is self-evident and the failure to grasp the obvious reflects a character flaw in the observer. But the confusion of the enlightened sure is amusing.

Alas, MSNBC will dry their tears and move on to other subjects. They will entertain dozens of viewers but people like me will grow weary of their tired shtick and will click the remote. Not even Scott Brown can keep a miracle going forever. But it sure is fun now.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Items From My Mailbox...Thanks Mooseman

Subject: The year in review - 2009 A.D.

Funny! Horrifying! Brilliant! . . . and all too painfully true.

The Year in Moonbattery - 2009

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at December 31, 2009

Let's take a quick look back at the first year in the new era of Hope and Change, shall we?

January - The Moonbat Messiah was inaugurated before a crowd that made rude chants at the departing President Bush and completely and utterly trashed the National Mall. And that was just the news media. The Moonbat Messiah immediately began filling his cabinet with tax cheats, dirty lawyers, radical communists, and eugenicists. One of his first acts was to sign a $787 Billion "Stimulus" package that promised to restore the USA to economic prosperity by the fall.

February - Obama's EPA began laying the groundwork to declare all human activity subject to Government regulation, via the human capacity for CO2 production, which the EPA designated a deadly gas despite the fact that plants need it to survive. The right-wing began to make jokes about Obama's Teleprompter dependency. It would be eight months before the left would do the same.

March - The Green Left designated polar bears the official iconic megafauna of the Global Warming Hoax, using a picture of some bears on an ice floe to claim that the big white beasts were facing extinction (when, in the real world, their numbers are increasing.) Lady M'Chel put in an appearance at soup kitchen and showed off her $540 kicks. Obama also rewarded his friends in Hamas with $900 Million in taxpayer dollars to thank them for their incessant rocket attacks against Israel.

Oh, and Keith Olbermann pitched a snit fit when Ann Coulter revealed that his prized Cornell degree actually came from Cornell's cow college affiliate.

April - It was discovered the Global Warmists were lying about sea ice melting away. Obama sent Air Force 1 to buzz lower Manhattan, just for kicks and giggles. Benedict Arlen Specter made a principled decision to become a Democrat when polls showed he was cheese toast if he ran as a Republican. Also, the totally free market "don't you dare call them socialists" government of B. Hussein Obama completed the nationalization of General Motors, with the Government and their union allies owning 80% of the company after telling investors who had loaned the companies billions "Be gone, Running Dog parasites! The means of production belong to the workers now."

In response to the predations of the Obamunists, a round of tea-parties were held to correspond with April 15th tax day. Distinguished journalists like Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow giggled like fifth graders at the word "tea-bag."

May -- The Progressive Left focused its rage and scorn on a person who represented the most serious threat to the American way of life in all the 233 years of the Republic's existence. I refer, of course, to Carrie Prejean; who received the kind of treatment from the mainstream media Hitler might have gotten had he been caught throwing puppies into a wood chipper.

June -- It was discovered that the EPA was burying memos that said Global Warming wasn't actually happening, per se. Also, 62 year old "comedian" David Letterman took a break from molesting the interns in his Manhattan production company to make some rape jokes about Sarah Palin's daughters; because it's just so funny when 62 year old men make lecherous jokes about young teenage girls.

President Barack Obama demonstrated his administration's commitment to transparency and the rule of law by firing an Inspector General who was investigating massive corruption on the part of one of M'Chel's cronies.

The Iranian Regime responded to pro-democracy demonstrations by brutally cracking down on protesters, murdering some in the street, and rounding up others for summary execution. To show his concern and support for democracy, President Obama went out and bought ice cream for his dog.

July --- Patriots celebrated the 4th of July with more tea parties to rouse a resistance against a president and a congress hellbent on tearing down the Republic the founding fathers fought so hard and sacrificed so much to bring into being. A West Coast blogger found a book co-authored by Obama's technology czar in which he advocated forced sterilizations and coerced abortions as a means of population control. Lefties defended him by saying, "It was the '70's." Not a reassuring defense given their moonbat messiah president's fondness for Jimmy Carter's policies. Meanwhile, crazy, lying, FoxNews personality Glenn Beck put up some crazy story about how Obama's (Ho!Ho!Ho!) Green Jobczar Van Jones was a radical communist 911 troofer. Beck was denounced as lying, insane, and dangerous. Within two weeks, Van Jones resigned in the middle of the night because ... well, because Beck was right. Keith Olbermann demanded that Beck be fired and threatened to engage in deranged, vituperative rants on his show every night until that happened.

Also, a racist Harvard professor got into a dispute with a white cop. PBO... who would later admonish Americans not to "jump to conclusions" about a mass murdering jihadist at Fort Hood and an attempting mass-murdering jihadist in Detroit... immediately declared in a press conference that the cop had "acted stupidly" while admitting he didn't know all the facts of the case.

And, a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Geophysical Research confirmed that climate cycles are natural and Global Warming is a hoax.

August -- Democrat Congresspersons heard from their constituents on the Obama-Pelosi Health Care bill. Since they didn't like what they heard, they announced that all future contact with constituents would be limited to registered members of the SEIU. The SEUI responded by beating up black people and old ladies outside townhall meetings. One especially zealous thug bit off a guy's finger. Lefties responded with, "Under ObamaCare, people who have their fingers bitten off by Union Thugs will have them sewed back on for free," leaving out the word "eventually."

The infamous "Obama as Joker" poster appeared. Leftists went into apoplectic fits at this heresy against the Messiah, and pointed out that no president in history had ever been defaced in such a horrible, insulting, defamatory way.

The Government began a phenomenally successful program called "Cash for Clunkers" in which perfectly serviceable automobiles were destroyed and rendered inoperable in exchange for vehicles with marginally better fuel economy at an estimated cost of $24,000 per vehicle.
Senator Ted Kennedy died, leaving John Kerry and Barney Frank to carry on the legacy of horrendously destructive far-left Democrat legislators from Massachusetts.

September --- PBO cancelled the US Missile Defense program for Eastern Europe, because he believed this show of "Smart Diplomacy" would convince Iran not to pursue its nuclear weapons program. In other news of smart diplomacy, Obama warmly welcomed Mo Qaddafi, Hugo Chavez, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejihad to the opening session of the UN. Not invited: The legitimate, constitutional leader of Honduras. Obama also declared the 9-11 should no longer be considered a day of remembrance, but instead a day in which the workers should offer the labors for the glory of the state.

During an address to Congress, Congressman Joe Wilson responded to one of Obama's many, many lies by shouting "You lie!" The left was again outraged, and pointed out that no president had ever, ever been heckled while giving a speech to Congress before.

California's farmers... driven to insolvency by a judge's edict to preserve a two inch fish... appealed to their senators to turn the water back on. The senators replied, "Sucks to be you, losers" and "Don't call me, Ma'am!"

NY Times columnist David Brooks revealed that he first fell in love with Obama while staring at the crease in his pants. A deranged Keith Olberman claimed he had the largest audience in cable news. If only Neilsen would count the voices in people's heads, it might be true.

Meanwhile, Glenn Beck... the man who always lies ... played tapes of ACORN offering to facilitate tax fraud, illegal immigration, and child prostitution. Democrats immediately demanded an investigation... of the two journalists who exposed ACORN's illegal activities.

Airstrip One officially recognized environmentalism as a religion. As soon as they designate economics a superstition, the transition to leftist belief will be complete.

October --- PBO was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. While admitting that he had accomplished nothing, the Nobel Committee said he deserved the award for being so "clean and articulate."

When word was leaked that Rush Limbaugh might become a 2% owner in the St. Louis Rams, the progressive left MSM publicized a number of racist quotations that... um... Limbaugh never actually said. When confronted, the MSM responded, "Who are you going to believe? Us, or a racist who wanted James Earl Ray to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor."

And Glenn Beck... the man who always lies ... played a video of Obama's Communications Director praising Chairman Mao and licking her lips like Mr. Ed going for the peanut butter. A few weeks later, she was gone.

November -- Republicans handily won the governorships in New Jersey and Virginia, and lost in a three way congressional race in NY in which no Republican was running. The left pointed to this as proof that conservatism was dead, dead, dead! Also, Sarah Palin sold about two million copies of her book, Going Rogue, which drove the left absolutely insane. David Letterman was hailed as a hero for not giving into a blackmailer who threatened to reveal the fact that he had sexually harassed many female interns. The interns were allowed to keep the Palin wigs after their encounters.

Also, leaked emails from Climate Scienticians proved that climate data were altered and deleted to artificially create "proof" of human-caused Global Warming. Progressive Leftists responded that the data that went into the Climate Change models were every bit as valid as the data that showed job creation under the Stimulus.

December -- An enormous contingent of moonbats flew to Copehagen in a veritable air force of private jets, generating as much CO2 in a week as an African country emits in a year, to save the planet from the dire consequences of wasteful CO2 production. And just to prove He has a sense of humor, God dumped half a foot of snow on them.

Senate Democrats finally passed a version of ObamaCare using last minute bribes to Senators Mary "Hello Sailor" Landrieu and Ben "Love You Long Time" Nelson.

On Christmas Day, a jihadist came within seconds of detonating a bomb on an aircraft with 278 people on board. The Secretary of Homeland Security declared that the system had worked perfectly, and the TSA would avoid future near-disasters by making it illegal for passengers to leave their seats during the last hour of a flight.

One year down, three to go... if we're lucky

Tragedy in Haiti

I breifly celebrated the Scott heard around the world. I Like Scott Brown btw. I even watched the trail of tears on MSNBC. Their analysis was priceless. They just couldn't figure out the mystery of Scott Brown's victory. Like solving Rubik's Cube, I tell ya.

All the joy and fanfare is eclipsed by the plight of my Haitian friends, especially Robert. Robert is a great guy. I talked to him today and he told me that he had lost at least eight relatives. His elderly father has no caretaker and Robert probably lost a lot of friends whose fates he will never know.

I wish Robert well.

Monday, January 18, 2010

What We are Up Against


It's Always Sunny In Massachusetts

Coming down to the wire, Brown certainly has the momentum but one has to be careful betting against the silent majority. I devoted about two hours to shoveling snow today and left for work with a lot undone. It's supposed to be cold and raw tomorrow and that will help Brown. Only the motivated voter will be out tomorrow. That might seal the deal for Scott pickup.

While Obama waltzed into town to stump for Coakley, Brown picked up the support of two local demigods. Curt Shilling and Doug Flutie were in attendance at Brown's rally. It is hard to imagine two better endorsements in New England. The atmospheres were a study in contrasts. Obama tried to rally a crowd who just wanted to see him and seemed indiffernet to Coakley. Brown's rally was a pepe rally with an emphasis on pep.

Three local radio stations covered the election, one even bumping mega-ratings star Rush Limbaugh off the airways for a day to provide local coverage. There were plenty of pundits and callers who took umbrage with Obama bashing Brown on Sunday. It is one thing for a sitting president to offer kind words for their candidate of choice but it was an unwritten rule that they do not bash opponents. Many consider it demeaning to the office. But hey, if you are going to give the Quenn an Ipod...

You might be kicking your self for not taking Scott Brown on Intrade when he was around 10. I believe in Intrade because the traders are putting real money where their mouths happen to be. The market is more accurate than the salaried pundits.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

View From Nearby New Hampshire

It looks like the weather might be a factor in Tuesday's special election, the most important non-presidential election of my lifetime. Monday will bring 3-5 inches of snow to most of Massachusetts and Tuesday will be cold and rainy. Conventional wisdom states that bad weather favors Republicans and this will probably hold true this time around.

This race has has it all. Obama. Clinton. Money bombs--I love how that phrase has entered the lexicon, having played a bit part in the original money bomb. Smears. Faux pas (what is plural of faux pas?) Bad weather. Massachusetts politics is frequently a circus. This has been quite a show.

I found this pro-Brown video. I dream of another Mass Miracle.