Saturday, November 6, 2010
The polls were surging. The voters were furious at the failed left-wing economic policies and unpopular legislation nationalizing health care the supposedly centrist Demo-rats had arrogantly foisted on this nation. In the Dem landslide of 2008 the Republiclown Party had been reduced to the status of one of those fake opposition parties that dictators keep alive to pretend that their country isnt really a one-party state. If the Obamunists had had any sense they would have thrown a few scraps to the cringing cowards across the aisle to keep them quiescent. Thats what LBJ did when he had a similar majority. But LBJ had spent a lifetime shepherding legislation through congress. He knew the shifting nature of coalitions and how to horse-trade with everybody.
The Obama Gang, clueless academics from universities where no opposition is tolerated, was cut from a different bolt of cloth, and the people who ran the new Dem majority in congress were different as well. They had the whip-hand and being ideological types they didnt respect their opponents; they hated them and viewed them as enemies. Pathetic enemies with no power and no hope of ever regaining power. In one of the most foolish political mistakes ever made the Dems used their ascendancy in both houses to lock the Republiclowns completely out of the legislative process. So instead of humble eager-to-please aisle-crossers they created a unified, angry bloc of opponents. The Dems forced the Reps to stand up straight and show some gumption for once.
Something else was happening in the country. Without any prompting from anyone from any part of the ruling class the citizens of the country, longtime conservatives who had abandoned McLame in 2008 and independents who had gone for the feelgood advertising campaign of Hope And Change arose, furious at the radicals in the now wholly Dem-run government who were enacting outrage after outrage while the economy crumbled. The Tea Party was born from a rant by Rick Santelli on CNBC early in the process that went viral on U-Tube, an ominous sign of the declining power of the Official Media to control what people get to see and hear about. This rebellion was dismissed as a few of the usual malcontents by all the Inside-The -Beltway types in both parties. They all were upset and frightened as townhalls turned into angry yelling mobs and legislators were forced to turn and run from their furious constituents.
In ultra-blue New Jersey, the same insurgents overthrew a well-entrenched, generations-old Demo-rat cleptocracy and installed a reformer who was ready to take on the establishment. In Massachusetts Ted Kennedy's old seat was taken in a surprise uprising by these very same people and virtually without any help from the confused DC Republiclowns. The Dem's arrogant folly of insulting Olympia Snowe and Lindsay Graham and their ilk became apparent when the 60-vote lock-solid, filibuster-proof Dem hold on the Senate disappeared. The health care nationalization bill had to be finagled through on a very suspicious procedural vote where the contents were keep secret so they could be rewritten later.
The anger grew. Obama and the elitist fools around them made political mistake after political mistake. Obama didnt even rise to the low standard set by the corrupt and incompetent BJ Clinton when it came to keeping up appearances. As the 2010 primary season approached the rebellion was faced with a question...stay in the liberal Republican Party and reform it from within or strike out as their own third party. The decision was made by the only two people with any claim to leadership that the new insurgents had; Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin.
They encouraged and supported insurgency against the decrepit Republiclowns.
Old liberal warhorses like Bennet in Utah, Murk-COW-ski in Alaska, McConnell's hand-picked stooge in Kentucky and The Weasel Crist in Florida, the mangy varmint who had sealed the deal for McLame in '08, were taken on in the primaries and defeated, along with many, many others. It was by no means total, plenty of insider Republiclowns survived but the party had taken a huge jump to the right. Candidates emerged to challenge old-time Dem stalwarts who had never run in a competitive election before.
The Republiclowns, eager as always to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, launched vicious attacks on conservatives in the primaries and refused to fund them in the election itself. Some candidates were considered so beyond the pale that they were openly attacked in the media by Republiclown operatives. The Republiclowns refused to nationalize the election by attacking Obama and the Demo-rats and their left-wing policies. That too was left to talk radio and people like Sarah Palin. Candidates like Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman in California never mentioned that their opponents were liberals or attacked any aspect of liberalism in the time-honored Republiclown mistake of debating after you accept your opponent's premises.
But in spite of the stupidity and cluelessness of the DC Republiclowns the wave could not be stopped. It didnt start in DC and no one from inside the beltway had any real influence over it. A great victory was won. A huge setback was dealt to the radicals and their feckless leader. A large group of energized and motivated conservatives will take their seats in congress in January. Boehner and McConnell, both fairly sensible and effective politicians had taken note of the feeling in the country and had used that emotion to make the best of the bad hands they had been dealt in '08.
Meanwhile the Republiclown bureaucracy, liberal and corrupt, had been handed a gift; a victory they did nothing to achieve. They immediately moved to insult and denigrate the people who had given them this gift. Why hadnt they won ten seats in the Senate instead of six? A hundred seats in the House instead of a mere sixty? It was those danged Tea Party extremists! If only we had had a few more spineless, wishy-washy candidates we would have won more, gotten our majority back in the Senate. Then they began announcing initiatives to make sure that Sarah Palin didnt get the nomination in 2012 and talking of bipartisanship to aid the failing Demo-rats.
But this is a new day. The time of the quibblers is over. As the Republiclown Party moved to the right the Demo-rats, their moderates massacred in the election, became a party dominated by ultra-blue-state politicians from safe districts, a very much more left-wing crewe than before. McLame's aisle that he crossed again and again has become like the Green Line in Beirut; you cross at your peril. Even Olympia Snowe, up for reelection in 2012 in a state that just elected a very conservative governor has to be mindful of a primary challenge and also of the fate of traitor weasels like Jumpin' Jim Jeffords, Arlen Sphincter and The Weasel Crist. But the main thing working against the libs now is that no one wants to bet their career on the inept political skills of Barak Obama, who is rapidly morphing into a tall, better-spoken version of Al Sharpton.
The coming fight will be for the whole enchilada. A reelection of Barak Obama will be the end for democracy and prosperity in this country forever. We must recapture the Senate and hold the gains in the House. This will be much harder if the fools who run the Republiclown National Committee remain undisturbed in their clueless incompetence. They cannot be allowed to inflict a Pawlenty or a Romney or any other equivocating moderate on the party as its nominee in 2012. The whole premise of Hope And Change has to be questioned and fought and defeated. The Republiclowns, inspired by their tremendous losses in '06 and '08, courted failure in this last election but they failed to achieve it. It has given them a new resolve that they wont be allowed to not fail again by a bunch of yahoos screaming about the Laffer Curve and massive program cuts. They're all about jobs...their jobs, their place at the trough and believe me, these pigs will bite, squeal, and totally sell-out to keep their noses in the mash.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I heard there was a Right Wing wave out there somewhere. The map on Fox glowed with what TV professionals call 'illegal red' ; a red so hot that it bleeds out of its borders on TV screens. It looked like somebody took a red paint bomb and threw it at the map. I guess I should congratulate all you Americans and share your happiness. But I'm not happy. I'm really upset.
Larry Sabato was on TV last night and very rightly noted that 'you never win them all'. He's right. There never was much hope for O'Donnell with both parties against her in an indigo-blue state that Jon Stewart described as a 'rest stop'. Westlemania didnt put the effete Connecticuttians in a headlock? Not surprised. The Reid machine goes into overdrive and crushes a housewife from Ely, Nevada? A bummer, but again the pros usually win against amateurs. Lousy Murk-COW-ski parlayed corrupt big donors and a vicious media into a win? Sad but I can deal with it.
Lots of good stuff happened, too! Barak Obama's home state turned red for the moment. What a humiliating defeat. The Ohioans seemed to have regained their sanity. Feingold got the boot. Even states like Michigan kicked the Dems in the pants. Old time Demo committee chairmen in the House were given their walking papers. We're all waiting for President Barry's press conference. Will he do a Clinton and triangulate a little? Not a chance. This election wiped all the pretend moderates off the Democrat landscape, leaving the Waxmans and Hoyers in charge. Nancy will probably retire to her latifundia in Napa and sip wine to the sound of whips smacking onto the backs of her illegal alien grape-pickers. Nan's replacement will be picked by our new Democratic Governor.
And that's why I'm sad. No, not because anyone appointed to replace her by our new gov will be even more obnoxiously loony than Nancy, look at the mutated pond he will have to select from, but because of who that new gov will be. The rest of the country realized they had been bamboozled by Hope And Change and moved to rectify that grievous error. Not us, not here. The same barrage of union-paid ads motivated the same crowd of simpletons to return just about every deranged left-wing radical to their rightful places in Sacramento and armed them with Prop 25, a measure that removed the 2/3 requirement to pass a state budget.
Jerry The Jerk. As if Arnold and this commie legislature wasnt bad enough. $40 billion in revenues, $60 billion in expenditures. If California was a business would you buy its stock? And that was the past. Arnold is a schmuck and a RINO, married to a Kennedy. He passed a Global Warming bill that makes the federal cap-and-tax bill look moderate. The voters were offered a chance to reject it yesterday but they rejected the rejection. As bad as The Governator has been his stupid excesses and crawling to the Dems are right-wing obstructionism compared to what's coming. As Arnold retires he should say only one thing, 'Apres moi, le deluge!'
Jerry The Jerk. The 2/3 requirement removed. A huge Dem majority in both houses of the legislature; all of them beholden to the greediest, most short-sighted public employee unions on the planet. Let me mention to you non-Californians who might not be up to speed on the nature of the Democrats who make up our legislature what a pack of criminally insane socialist radical idiots these guys are. Democrats in your state, the ones you think are extreme liberals, would be condemned as right-wing Tea Party extremists in this state. Money is no object, the laws of physics no barrier, common sense and logic are abandoned if the cause is sufficiently groovy. They're wrecking agriculture to save a handful of minnows; high-tech industries are fleeing Silicon Valley, even the film industry is being chased away by high taxes and ridiculous work rules.
Windmills and solar panels are heavily subsidized to produce 1% of the state's energy while coal and natural gas plants in other states produce the rest. AB32 will soon show the morons of this state that the Greenies mean to get them out of their cars and onto a nice, stinky, crowded bus but it wont matter because there wont be any jobs to commute to anyway. Who knows what new outrages Jerry The Jerk and Jerry's Kids in the legislature will come up with? They will enact every piece of the Obama agenda that the rest of the country rejected last night and more.
France? Italy? Greece? You think you've seen chaos? Hah! We're Americans! We can go crazier, make more insane demands, be more stupid and self-defeating, get more violent and still vote to re-elect the same pack of idiots to make the same gross errors. You think a 33% budget deficit is high? Well DEFICITS IS TOO DAMNED LOW!
So if you want to smoke some great bud or marry your same-sex life partner and then get him/her an abortion paid for by the taxpayer; if you want to see people who collect 110% of their pay in retirement paid for by taxpayers who have no pension other than Social Security; if you want to watch a crowd of naked aging hippies doing a nude bike ride and attacking any carbon-spewing motorist who dares honk at them; if you want to pay a couple of bucks more per gallon to stop Global Warming; if you want to see what it looks like for a civilization to come completely unglued then you should move here.
Monday, November 1, 2010
There's a new Tea Party-ish face in town. We all call him Charley! He's a fresh face with a winning smile and dazzling, hypnotic eyes! Waxman and the liberal media are trying to bring Charley down with personal attacks and ancient history but I can tell you its not going to work. From the gay bars on Santa Monica Boulevard, the Jewish old folks homes in the Fairfax District, through the mansions of Beverly Hills and Bel Air to the toney suburbs of Woodland Hills and Calabasas it seems Hank has worn out his welcome. Move over Waxman, Charley's in town!
OK, he partied in the sixties, we all did that, made some mistakes, but hey, 1969 was a long time ago! Not far enough away for Waxman's opposition research, apparently. Hey! He never was in the damned Tate house so stop the guilt by association! This election isnt about personalities, but issues!
When it comes down to it Charley is just a lot more rational than Hank. He cares about what you and I think and feel. I love his campaign slogan "I'm inside your head, man!" That's a guy who really cares. Hank's too busy investigating oil executives and baseball players to care about our petty concerns.
We want to send Charley to Capital Hill because we know he'll shake things up like never before. He's no RINO, heading for DC to make a deal with the libs. He wants to burn the place to the ground...I'm not kidding! That might be just what it needs. When Charley and his wonderful family get to town you can bet there will be many who sit up and take notice. He's not one to get lost in the Helter Skelter of political life. You can see he's pulling ahead in the polls. Even in this hard-core left-wing district the failure of Obamunism is so flagrant that these long-shot candidates are literally coming out of the woodwork. Yeah, I know Charley probably wouldnt have much appeal in your town, but this is Los Angeles. You should see the people we elect. Look at Hank! Charley might not be a Strict Constructionist in the usual sense but he's as good as its going to get in this district and, lets face it, he's got a way more realistic take on things than the professional politician Waxman.
So now we see that Charley is pulling away from the worn out ideas of Henry Waxman, a candidate so awful that just about anybody would be preferable. Just about.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Its been cloudy in LA recently. Light drizzle a lot of the time. Its only the end of October and there's already been nearly a half-inch of rain since the 'rainy season' began at the end of September. In a lot of places a half-inch of rain in a month or so would be cause for celebration but here people wander around wringing their hands asking 'when is this going to end?'
But Thursday's weather report showed a gap in the clouds for Friday! The news warned of massive traffic jams downtown because Obama's coming to town! Most of the time when the prez shows up we only get the traffic jam but never get to see him. California is usually a safe Demo state and the national parties use it as a cash cow. They do fundraisers here and ship the cash to the battleground states. Not this year. California is a battleground state this year. Both Babs Boxer and Jerry Brown are long past their 'sell by' date and even in this commie state the granola-eaters are off their feed and much less likely to vote than they were two years ago.
So Obama and the Dems announce an open-to-the-public presidential speech at USC, about fifteen miles from my house. I decided to go and my daughter Emily and her boyfriend Nate decided to come along. We didnt want to take a car into the predicted jam so we drove into Hollywood, parked and took the subway and a shuttle-bus to the event. We went through security in pretty good time.
The crowd was mainly USC students. There were a few always-scowling union types, all with t-shirts identifying the various groups they were associated with. I had had the foresight to wear my union t-shirt which caused puzzlement on a few faces. The Animation Guild Local 839 was a bit of an anomaly amongst all those SEIU and ASCME shirts and even though I could easily drop twenty five pounds as union t-shirt wearing types go I was svelte and skinny. What is it about union membership that makes you bloat? Maybe there's some money in the stimulus bill to study why that happens.
We tried to find a spot where we could see the podium. The event was in a quad, an open square,and whoever put it together hadnt considered the crowd at all. Apparently Obama can only be photographed from one angle, straight on. It makes sense when you consider that he has the two teleprompter screens that he turns back and forth to read from. What this means is that unlike every other event like this that I've ever been to the press stands were erected dead center in the quad. This blocked the view from a large part of the area and squashed the crowd into two packed groups along the sides. The podium was low on the steps of the building behind it. A bunch of people with Hope and Change signs were lined up behind the podium. Nice for the press, bad for the crowd.
We tried to get close but that was impossible so we finally found a little rise where we could get a view of the speakers through the heads in the crowd. By that time the show had started. They always lead off with the local activists. These people mistake shouting for oratory. The males bellow and the females attack your eardrums with shrill, high-pitched cliches that are so stupid that you're embarrassed to be in a crowd that isnt jeering at these idiots.
But the crowd wasnt listening enough to jeer or cheer. They were milling around, yakking, throwing the free water bottles around or just staring stupidly at each other. Not focused on the Center For Childrens Prosperity founder's heartfelt plea for more money from those evil rich people. Apparently the clueless evil rich people like the student body of USC who are paying $40k per annum to party in the groves of academe and who are just fine with their parents getting a big fat tax hike to support The Center For Childrens Prosperity and their ilk. They must have suspended classes that day to get this apple-cheeked, fashionably-dressed crowd of kiddies. Do universities still have classes on Fridays? Its an awful burden on the professors to not have a three day weekend to rest up from the grueling four-hour days they put in during the week and the students need some home time to download their term papers off the internet.
Then a local rock band came on. Fat white guys who did rock, rap, reggae...a wide range of styles, all of it bad. Emily and Nate, hardcore concert-goers, had their fingers in their ears. In the old days these buffoons would have been described as 'schleppers'; noisy, upbeat and awful! But they opened the real event. as the pain in our ears from the 'music' subsided the big names came on.
The first speaker was Kamila Harris, the Dem candidate for Attorney General, a woman so left wing that she had worn out her welcome in San Francisco. Thats left-wing. Her one aim in the campaign is to keep the Blue Staters focused on the 'D' next to her name and ignorant of her appalling record. The crowd treated her flat nasal whining with the contempt it deserved. No applause, no nothing.
Next was Jerry The Jerk (Jerry Brown to you out-of-staters) who has the same problem as Harris; anyone who knows what kind of a left-wing, incompetent, egotistical moron he is will be voting for his somewhat less liberal, possibly less incompetent but equally egotistical opponent. These USC kiddies were conceived long after Brown's disastrous two terms as governor and are too busy downloading free music to pay any attention to politics. Real Hope And Change types, Brown's core constituency. A couple of people clapped.
They should have had Jerry introduce Barbara Boxer but couldnt resist turning it over to another shouting nonentity, Hilda Solis, who completely lost the crowd within two seconds. But Babs arrived at the podium at last and began her rousing rhetoric. Babs is short. Too short for that venue and no one thought to bring a box for her to stand on. She was invisible to most of the crowd and her speaking style is monotonous and boring. Every so often she rises to an atonal squawk at the end of a sentence. Every word was a twenty-five year old potboiler progressivist cliche. The crowd was lost. Nobody came here to see any of these doofuses, of course, but even minimal courtesy was breaking down.
Finally Babs wrapped up and introduced The Man. The crowd perked up like the ears on a doberman when it hears the burglar jumping the fence. He's here! The first burst of actual enthusiasm occurred as El Presidente took his place between the teleprompters. People were climbing the trees in the quad and the crowd compressed forward. The speech began.
How did this guy ever get a reputation as a good orator? He has Jesse Jackson's policies but I've heard Jackson speak and now I've heard Obama speak and believe me there is NO comparison. The speech itself would have been a challenge to someone of Jackson's talents and was lead in the mouth of a much lesser speaker.
It turns out that the car is in the ditch and was so stuck there by the Bushies that when Obama got there he didnt have time to get the car out of the ditch but you see that when you want to move a car forward you put it in 'D' and backwards you put it in 'R'. The college-educated crowd was easily able to grasp this taut metaphor but by that point they werent listening.
OK dont listen to Kamila Harris or Jerry or Babs, that's understandable. But hadnt these people come to see Obama? The biggest cheer he got was when he arrived, always the sign of a bad show. In this milling crowd I was thinking about the driving metaphor...if the Republicans had driven the car forward into the ditch wouldnt putting the car in 'D' make it go deeper into the ditch? That seems to be the direction we're moving in with Obama. But I digress.
The most interesting thing about this whole speech was the complete lack of attention by the crowd. All the pleas to vote and tell all your friends to vote fell on deaf ears. I had gone to the first Tea Party rally on April 15th, 2009 and that small crowd, faced with what we all knew was the coming disaster, was focused and as enthused as it could be faced with the situation we were in. This Obama rally was nothing like that. This was a freak show. The crowd was here to see the Prez, not to listen to boring speeches. They saw him. That made them happy. But applause line after applause line got sparse applause; laugh line after laugh line got no laughs. This reminded me of a speech by Bob Dole I saw in the 1996 campaign. It was that bad.
I know this is anecdotal, that I'm often wrong, but I smell Dem disaster. The people at this rally were not filled with a grim resolve to go out and vote to save the Obamunist agenda. They didnt even have enough resolve even to listen to Obama when he was standing there right in front of them. There was no big traffic jam; the vast majority of the audience were USC students out for a lark. Will they vote? Not like 2008, you can be sure of that. The magic is gone, the dream has failed. The ADHD electorate barely remembers two years ago and they can clearly see the current failure. Obama's excuse that things were so bad when he arrived and that the Dems have made lots of progress fixing it got no applause at all, even from this crowd. They havent fixed anything. On November 2nd they will get skunked. Brown and Boxer will lose. The non-political default Democrats will not show up. They dont even want to think about whats going on around them. Bye bye Babs!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Oh no! If you look at the polls it seems that there has been a minor 'counter wave' to the Republican wave of 2010. Some races that were Republican blowouts a couple weeks ago are now described as 'tightening up'. With the Dems making every political mistake in the book, with Obama running around the country saying things that can only be described as bizarre, with a raging population angry at just about everything the Demos have said or done in the last two years, with an economy that ensures that school-leavers and middle-aged downsize victims are looking at more or less permanent unemployment, what could be the cause of this unlikely surge towards the Party Of Compassion?
If you have a brain in your head you can see that nothing has changed in the political tide in the last year, except that people have gotten more mad and more frustrated with what has been going on. So where has this mysterious 'surge' come from? What has caused the tidal flow to start running in the direction of the Demos? All their negative attack ads? The ones in my state, Gollyvornia, have reached the point of absurdity. Barbara Boxer is attacking her opponent for supporting 'job-killing offshore oil drilling' and quotes the president of the Sierra Club to underline the seriousness of this charge. Its scary to live in a place where that is considered a winning argument. What kind of a moron do you have to be to swallow that? It turns out that Babs and Jerry Brown are the two most powerful engines of job creation since Henry Ford died.
With this Demo surge the Dems are acting very strangely. Instead of counterattacking into states that had formerly been leaning Republican that are now 'in play' according to the polls the Dems are sending their big guns and moola into places that have supposedly been sewed-up Blue. Why are they all going to Delaware? Did BJ Clinton hear about the herd of plump interns grazing in the fields just outside of Wilmington? Did Obama hear of a must-play golf course near Dover? Did Biden get lost trying to drive to West Virginia? If that creepy critter Coons had this seat in the bag why are the celebs all crowding into this hard-core Blue State?
And look at West Virginia. Manchin's numbers were tanking. All of a sudden some off-brand leftist group releases a poll that has him ten points ahead, it gets averaged into the RCP average and whoa! Manchin is ahead! There was some phony made-up story about Raece's ad agency casting 'hickey' actors but in a state worried about Cap And Trade anti-coal rules and super high unemployment is that 'hickey' piece of WaPo-NYT wonk-chow likely to change a single vote?
Here in my beloved home state of Gollyvornia there has been the same Demo bump but it seems to be sagging. Babs Boxer is a hard sell, probably because the assonance of her name makes it easy to snarl 'BAR-bra BO-xer!' in the ads attacking her. Even the most Photoshopped photos of her cant conceal her overripe condition and dwarf stature. Boxer has never polled at fifty percent. Now Fiorina is neck and neck and Babs knows that a low Demo turnout will Scott Brown her into the trash can of history.
Meanwhile back at the desert depression, there has been a mainstream media news blackout since Sharron Angle took the sniveling Majority Leader to the woodshed in their only debate. She's polling over fifty, the lines of Older White Males are around the block at the early voting stations and the hapless Reid campaign has shown its completely unable to come up with a new message that has any resonance. If there was a Dem surge surely the supposedly razor-tight Nevada Senate race would be up in the air. But it aint.
So what's with the Demo bump? Its easy. First, this happens in every election. In the last one there was a McLame bump a couple of weeks before the election. It was probably generated by a bunch of McLame-hating Tea Party-types who told the pollsters 'yeah, I guess I'll go vote for that moron' who were then counted as 'likely voters'. When it came right down to it they just couldnt get past the lines of glue-sniffing Hope And Change voters and the baseball-bat-wielding New Black Panthers to cast a vote for a stuttering liberal that everybody knew was going to get skunked.
The same thing is happening now. After being begged by Obama, Biden, BJ Clinton (not Hilly BTW), and every local Democrat that they can round up the Hope And Change voters are feeling guilty that they are having such ambivalent feelings about what's going on and are telling the pollsters that 'yeah, I guess I'll go vote for those morons.' So what has happened is that people who have seen that 800 number on their screen and picked up the phone and stayed on the line for the interview have included more Dems than there have been lately. This has generated a slight bump for the Dems.
The Dems need a bump like this two weeks out. What it does is generate money and volunteers for campaigns that are actually terminal. Sestak, Boxer, Feingold, Manchin, Murray all are watching the real numbers slip away. Boxer and Murray are also worried that the polls in their states will still be open while the Dem wipeout back East becomes crystal-clear, suppressing the Dem turnout in their states. The coming O'Donnell victory in Delaware could cause loses in Senate seats in CA and WA as Dems shrug and say 'whats the point?'
What will happen? In the last few days the pollsters, worried about their reputations, will tighten up their methodology. The last poll is the one that everyone looks at when they are judging how accurate any polling organization is. What these last weekend polls will show, when its too late to make a difference, is a huge Scott Brown-type surge all over the country but especially in places like Delaware, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Colorado and Illinois. And dare we hope New York? They will show a sudden surge towards the Repub candidates when in fact they are only showing what was there all along.
Republicans will vote this time and Dems will stay home. The real numbers on Nov. 2nd will bear this out. There wont be some huge turn on the last weekend; there was a huge turn the day that the stimulus failed to lower the unemployment numbers, the day that people realized that the Health Care Bill was going to raise their insurance rates to the breaking point, the day Obama stood up for the GZ mosque, the day the Dems jumped all over Arizona. The anger that was always there will still be there on Nov 2nd. The despair amongst the Hope and Changers will still be there. The X Factor in all this polling, turnout, will be shown to be all on the side of the Repubs.
And I will be in front of my TV set watching a weeping Chris Coons, a brave-in-defeat Bloomberg, a shocked Gianouliaus, a shell-shocked Harry Reid saying 'the election is lost' to a crowd of weeping public employees, a Mom In Tennis Shoes cursing the voters in Washington and most of all I will be dancing and cheering as an over-coiffed, sawed-off little shrimp of a haggard Marxist dwarf berates the Tea Party extremists here in Gollyvornia who wouldnt let her return to the Senate.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I tell myself I dont believe a word in the mainstream media. I sat down to watch the Reid-Angle debate thinking myself free from that little curling-lip sneer of contempt that Chris Matthews has when he talks about Sharron Angle. But you know what? I was resigned. I know she's right and he's wrong but c'mon guys, this is a housewife from Ely, Nevada going up against the Senate Majority Leader.
Have you even been to Ely, Nevada? Its small. Its real small. The big bragging point is that its right near the largest open pit copper mine in North America. The only time I went there I took a great panorama of the copper mine but no shots of Ely itself. A couple of tiny casinos, a couple of legal whorehouses; other than that it could be any small western town. Bigger than Searchlight, I'll grant you that, but to my urban eyes Ely is a tiny cow town.
So this Ely housewife has the audacity, after twenty or thirty million bucks worth of ads branding her as a mental defective, after Chris' rolling eyeballs and contemptuous curling lip, after the news media highlighting every stumble, every slip and weaving the tapestry of a mentally-challenged extremist lunatic; after all that this woman has the temerity to walk onto the stage with the third most powerful person in a country of 300 million people and debate him? I was prepared to weep. To explain things away. To be charitable. But my heart sank at the thought of what I was going to see. The Big Lie wins again and control of the Senate is lost. Chris' curling lip had gotten to me. I live in LA. I'm way closer to Chris than I like to think.
But Mama Angle walked into the Debate Kitchen and opened up a family-sized can of Whuppass and she served it to the mighty Majority Leader piping hot. From being resigned to Angle losing and hoping against hope that she would do well enough to survive I began to feel sorry for Harry Reid. Yes, you read it, I felt sorry for the guy. It was like on the elementary school playground watching the class sissy get beat up by one of the tough girls from one of the upper grades. I literally couldnt believe it! She didnt take any of his crap.
She whupped him, she whupped him bad. There wasnt one single Harry Reid moment in the entire debate. This was the Rodney King beating, debate-style. Watching Harry, quivering like my chihuahua does in the vet's waiting room, twisted onto the podium like he needed a giant dose of Preparation H, trying to run away from himself, was painful. He didnt take credit for any of the last four years. Or blame. You would have thought that the guy who was on the air in commercials every five minutes on every channel talking about how Nevadans needed the influence of a powerful man in the Senate would at least admit that he had occasionally visited the place. He was like one of those career criminals who infest MSNBC after the commies go home, guys that describe the crimes they've committed in the most neutral terms, as though they had only observed that a 7/11 had indeed been robbed and somehow a bullet had found its way into the clerk.
The two big zingers were the one about Social Security and the one about how Reid made his money. Sharron Angle turned to that weedy, lying, Uriah Heep-like varmint as he toted out the shopworn liberal lie that she wanted to take away every senior citizen's Social Security checks and told him to fess up about the theft of a trillion dollars from the so-called trust fund to pay for his giant useless government programs. She painted that low-down weasel as the Bernie Madoff of Social Security and she did it in hot colors. She said it mad! Man up you skinny little chicken...you stole everybody's money! I dont remember his answer. Who cares what he said? This was reality TV at its finest! Sharron Angle is the Snookie of politics!
Then she said it. At first I didnt believe my ears. I know Reid didnt believe his ears. If this had been a fight the referee would have stopped it. No one ever dares to ask big time politicians this question...'How have you managed to become one of the richest men in the Senate on the government salaries you have earned all your life?' Willie Brown lived in a mansion, drove a new Porsche and wore $1000 hand-tailored suits on his income of $40k per annum and nobody ever asked him that question. Reid's eyes bugged out. He looked like he had gotten his wing-tip stuck in an electrical socket. It was Dan Quayle after Lloyd Bensen said, "You're no Jack Kennedy."
"That was a low blow..." he gasped before he explained that he was lawyering and investing in his spare time, dontcha know. See, the guy that not only read the danged Health Care Bill but wrote all 2,000 pages of it and wouldnt let anybody else see it until after they voted on it, Mr. Obsessive Knit-Picker Detail Man has got plenty of time on his hands and he uses this spare time to earn hundreds of millions of dollars. Thats like one of those ads that used to be on the backs of comic books; 'Earn Thousands In Your Spare Time.' Harry's the right age. Maybe he clipped that coupon, mailed off his $1.98 and got the secret to earning huge amounts of money in his spare time. And I thought I was so smart not being dumb enough to send my meager allowance off to an obvious fraud. An obvious fraud like Reid's answer. We all know how he got rich...he's a crook, that's how!
None of the rest matters. In those two magic moments Angle paid Reid back for every insult, every attack ad, every lie he tells about her. The curled lip the next day on Chris Matthews' face was for Reid, not Angle. The panel shook their heads solemnly. How could Reid let himself get sucker-punched like that? And then silence. How could this have happened? He got into a debate with a media-certified retard...and he lost! You can tell how badly she beat Reid by observing that within 24 hours of the debate there was almost total media silence about the debate or the candidates. The state of Nevada disappeared from political maps behind the noble commentators.
Too late. Angle has destroyed the narrative that Reid and his advertising geniuses had spent tens of millions of dollars constructing. His aura of competence was destroyed as was hers of extremism. She asked the questions any person would want to ask one of these big shots, and now one of us got the chance to do it. I was convinced Angle would win the election before this but she could have lost the debate and the election. It took a lot of guts to come at Reid like that, not many people would have been able to keep it going the whole time. A miracle might still save Harry Reid but no one will ever be able to say that Angle didnt have the Mighty Majority Leader whining and on the ropes. You go girl!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I'm scared. The Chamber Of Commerce wont release its donor list and they're fooling honest Americans into canceling my health care by voting for extremist Teabaggers. If this foreign-funded Chamber Of Commerce plot succeeds all the air will be polluted and the Earth will catch fire and we'll all die a horrible death just like the polar bears! You think I'm crazy? Well PROVE that stuff isnt going to happen! Ha! I've got you there, dont I?
Welcome to the World Of Axelrod. Even a slavish liberal mainstream-media bootlicker like Bob Schieffer couldnt deal with it; the look on his face was the one usually reserved for someone like Sarah Palin or Christine O'Donnell when they talk about spending cuts. In shock he asked, "Is that all you've got?"
It is all they've got! Their unpopular agenda fails more every day. This month's undercurrent of failure is the apparent destruction of Medicare as private insurers drop Medicare Advantage plans, doctors opt out of the program entirely and prescription drugs take a huge jump in price. Seniors living on Social Security who have been told that inflation is so completely non-existent that they havent had a cost of living increase in two years are realizing what Hope And Change might mean for them. You see there is no inflation if you take food, energy and medical care out of the equation. These dumb, shovel-ready seniors are overlooking the fact that they can go down to the local auto dealer and purchase a brand spankin' new Jaguar for a lot less than they would have had to pay two years ago. It all averages out... but NO! that foreign Chamber Of Commerce money has blinded them, making them think that they are much worse off than they were under the Evil Bush.
The Evil Bush is looking mighty good these days as the undignified and cravenly dishonest current president flies from campaign stop to campaign stop blaming his abject failures on Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, the oil companies, Big Insurance, greedy Wall Street speculators, teabaggers, and lazy Democrats who wont vote while at the same time he brags about how many cushy, overpaid, useless government jobs he's saved to audiences filled with desperate people hoping Barak will announce some plan to get us out of the current morass. The tangled metaphor about giving the car keys back to the people who drove us into the ditch is a little shopworn after the car has somehow slipped deeper into the ditch during the last couple of years instead of moving back towards the road. What have these idiots done to get the car out of the ditch or even to stop it sliding farther in?
But this must be Recovery Autumn if it follows Recovery Summer! The 20% unemployed populace is unable to look past their foreclosure notices and unemployed school leavers and suicidal middle-aged relatives and realize that there are some great statistics out there proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that any so-called 'recession' ended nearly a year ago. What are you going to do with people that stupid?
The Dems have trotted out their not-so-secret weapon...BJ Clinton. They figure that in Blue States that are turning Red that a look at BJ and hearing a few of his absurdly dishonest soundbites will bring the apparently confused independents and Reagan Democrats back to the fold that the left-wing radical policies of Pelosi, Reid and Obama have chased them from. Clinton looks like Bilbo Baggins after he got to Rivendell; old age and too much Cialis have finally caught up with him. The old fire is gone and in some of these races even a visit by BJ is pointless. It just reminds people that every Democrat is one hundred percent behind the policies that have caused so much misery. Telling people to 'stay the course' when they see their country and their lives falling apart is counterproductive politically.
Now that people really want and need some Hope And Change telling them how great things are and how we need to stay the course is not really the right approach. But the Dems, and especially the ones in the White House, figure they've already delivered a truckload of Change and they Hope you like it. We dont. Nobody does. Even hardcore Democrats are moody and defensive. They'll vote against the current mess by staying home. The polls are trying to measure likely voters and are giving grudging 'I guess I'll vote' Democrats the same weight in surveys as 'I cant wait to get to the polls to send those creeps a message' Republicans and Independents. The polls are way oversampling Democrats.
The Democrats know it, too. Why are they sending money and key people to Delaware? According to everyone that race is completely sewed up. Why the air of desperation in the supposedly ahead in the polls Barbara Boxer campaign? Its the Scott Brown effect. Was Brown ever ahead in the polls? Maybe in the last couple of days but no one believed he could win. Now we see the same poll numbers flowing slowly towards candidates like McMahon in Connecticutt and even towards O'Donnell in Delaware. In both of those cases we're not supposed to judge female candidates on their good looks so we'll just concentrate on the spectacular unphotogenicness of their male opponents. Those feral-looking critters are TV poison. They dont have a tenth of the pizzaz the gals they're running against have. I've been in the TV industry all my life and let me tell you that when you're selling anything on TV LOOKS MATTER! MESSAGE MATTERS!
The only message the Democrats, who have controlled Congress for four years and Congress and the White House for two years is that each individual Republican candidate in every race has such a horrendous past life that a vote to put them into office is a vote to turn your nation over to a pack of heartless criminals. The ads for every Democratic candidate for every competitive office are exactly the same; this guy/gal is unfit for office and belongs in a jail/insane asylum. Every business person is accused of driving jobs overseas, even if they ran a Subway franchise in South Dakota. The nasty opposition research is all they've got. No Hope. No Change. Just smears. It wont work.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Last week's mainstream media fantasy was that the Republican tide had crested and was now ebbing. The media and the libs have always been under the mistaken impression that if only they could find the right tone to take, if they could just adjust the message a bit, the independents would break their way, the Dem base would be energized and the magic of 2008 would repeat itself. The smug smiles of the lib pundits were oozing all over my TV screen as they announced that Pelosi would hold the House and that the Senate was safe for the sure-to-be returning Harry Reid.
As the Dems see it this current wave of rage is non-specific, directed against 'incumbents' and not related to anything they might have done. According to the leading experts the recession ended almost a year ago so cant we all just get with the program? Look at all the growth statistics! The market's up, the bonuses got delivered on time...whats wrong with these flyover idiots? OK, the boobs in the Red States might get fired up, that's no surprise; these rednecks are generally irascible and we all know that they are racists at heart. Everybody knows those signs at the Tea Party rallies against Pelosi and Reid are just a blind to cover up the racism against Obama. But c'mon...Kentucky? Arkansas? Missouri? Deep redneck country.
Well Missouri is a bit of a disappointment. With the ballot-box-stuffing operations in St. Louis and Kansas City Missouri had become very competitive for Democrats but last week, in the middle of this supposed Democrat recovery in the polls, the Democrat Senatorial Committee pulled all its money out of the Missouri race. There arent any Red States where any Dem Senate candidate has a ghost of a chance. Florida, long a Dem hope, is gone. North Carolina, New Hampshire...all long gone into the red column.
But where the Dem's hearts have been broken is in Ohio, Colorado, Robert Byrd's West Virginia, Barak's old seat in Illinois, Harry Reid's baronial estate of Nevada, Washington and even the perpetually blue California. They should not have to be spending a penny in any of these but the first two. California has always been a cash cow for out-of-state Dems to raise money for tough campaigns but the aging and stumbling Boxer is in huge trouble and sucking up every penny her union owners can spare. As a long-time resident of Cali I can witness to the fact that the public polls always way oversample Democrats but even with that said Boxer has yet to crack 50% in any poll. The turnout will determine this race and I think Babs is in big trouble.
Ohio is a long-held dream for the Dems. This is the ultimate state for them, the state that could have made John Kerry, the only person in the country less qualified for the Presidency than Barak Obama, president. If Ohio would turn Blue America would be Blue forever. Not this year. Ohio is blood red. The Dems dream of bagging a Repub stronghold is gone. Nevada, a state I grew up in and have visited several times in the last couple of weeks on family business, is gone. I dont care what the polls say, its not even going to be close. People hate Reid, even the ones who will vote against Angle. There is no chance for him to pull this out at this point. After tens of millions of dollars in smear ads any more spending would be like laying poultices on a dead man.
Now the real bad news for the left. The fight is in the Blue States, states they shouldnt have to be fighting for at all. Pennsylvania is over, Washington is sliding out of reach, Feingold is tanking in Wisconsin and now the Dems are diverting resources and campaign visits by the celebs to Connecticut and Delaware in a last desperate gasp to retain control of the Senate.
In this landscape of disaster the Dems have yet to admit that their own actions are behind this almost universal rejection of their candidates. The only criticism of the completely failed 'Stimulus' program is that they didnt spend enough. Health Care is unpopular, according to the lefties, because Big Insurance is using the love that all good rednecks have for them to turn the populace against what's good for them in the long run. There's no Depression; this is Recovery Summer! The debt is all Bush's fault.
But its a summer where millions of middle-aged people have lost their jobs forever, where college grads are home living with Mom and Dad wondering how they'll be able to make the next payment on the six-figure student loans that financed their worthless degrees. The people still working are gripped with terror that they are on the list for the next cut by their employers. Every industry is cutting workers and even minimum-wage fast-food jobs wont touch a 55 year old laid off middle manager. The Dems have taken every opportunity to insult regular Americans with stuff like the Ground Zero Mosque and calling the people in Arizona racists for complaining about their state being overrun by foreign criminals.
The truth is that the lie that had sustained the Dems for nearly a generation was cast aside in their euphoria in 2008. Demos had always run on the lie that they were way more conservative than they were. They painted themselves as a more humane alternative to those crabby, country-club Republicans. In 2008 they mistook a turnout by the Marching Morons to support the Hope And Change fairytale as real support for their leftist agenda so they abandoned the pretense of moderation and for a year they partied, secure in the knowledge that the country, except for a few pathetic teabaggers waving their sad little homemade signs in the public park, loved them and believed in what they were doing.
One in five is either unemployed or underemployed. The Iranians are developing nukes and we have lost the ability to do anything about it. The dollar is falling. The Bush Tax Cuts will expire on Jan 1, further tanking the sick economy. If capital gains rates are due to double at the end of the year you can look for a wave of selling in the stock market that could turn into a stampede down to 5 or 6,000. Banks will teeter again as the wave of foreclosures intensifies and their 20%+ credit card rates push more and more people into default. The geniuses educated at Princeton and Harvard and similar 'elite' universities do not have sufficient knowledge or reasoning skills to deal with this and the Administration and top of the state and business bureaucracies are composed of nothing but careerist Ivy Leaguers, completely at sea but convinced of their own infallibility.
The Senate will be Republican. They will gain at least twelve seats. Most of the races wont even be close. The House will be a similar wipeout. Barry Obama will be faced with a Congress controlled in both houses by a majority which will contain a minority of energized ultra- conservatives brought into office on a wave of anger and a faction of 'moderates' who are now terrorized that they are on the Tea Party death list for 2012 and who wont be crossing the aisle anytime soon. Meanwhile the demoralized Dems will have to contend with the fact that their leader in the White House is an arrogant, out-of-touch, hopeless incompetent and that its every man for himself. The idea that the Dems will walk away from an historic defeat and pass Cap And Trade and Card Check in the lame duck session is ludicrous. They cant be that stupid, can they?
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Michelle sez its HELL in the White house! She cant even go on a junket to Spain without a clamor of criticism. This is not how unlimited total power was supposed to be. Those of us who have lived with a wife unhappy about the life we've sweated blood to achieve had to have a moment of sympathy for Barry, regardless of our political persuasion. Of course the usual spokespeople have issued statements saying that Michelle never said that and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, whose tell-all book is the source of the quote, denies that its in the book. We can still imagine the tense meals, the false smiles in public and the scowls after the last guest leaves, the cold showers...its not fun when your old lady is in a bad mood and blames you for it.
Things havent worked out all that well for poor Barry since he got his promotion. Before he became president his life was different. A cushy college gig, a little community organizing, supervising the ghost writer on the books and then the seat in the Illinois legislature. The 100% Democrat district Barry came from had no political opposition. You just had to cozy up to egomaniacs like Rev Wright, guys who had a few thousand voters to herd down to the polls, and bingo, elected and re-elected as long as you like. Just kick back and vote 'Present' and let the goodies flow. Your wife gets a phat no-show $300,000 per annum 'public relations' job with a firm that does a bunch of business with the state and your good pal Rezko 'sells' you property and forgets to cash your check.
Obama had no primary opposition worth talking about when he ran for the US Senate and the media destroyed his Republican opponent so he waltzed into office basically unopposed. But the Senate was boring. He had been launched into the public eye by giving the only decent speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention. Barry looked around at the raft of likely opponents to the Democratic presidential nomination and realized that the likes of Dodd, Kucinich, Richardson, and Biden werent likely to appeal to any non-drooling-Americans and that all that stood between him and The Big Enchilada was the repulsive and much hated in the Demo party Hillary Clinton. His view that she was much weaker than it seemed was confirmed when he started exploring the subject and instantly was buttonholed into backroom conversations with almost every prominent Democrat, all of them urging him to run.
And run he did. His advisors figured out an under-the-radar caucus strategy that played into Obama's strengths and accented Hillary's weaknesses. After Barry's initial win in Iowa the media got the message and he could do no wrong. Hillary had her minor ups and major downs but the betrayal by her former friends and allies in the party and a negative media that the Clintons had never experienced were enough to encourage her to finish herself off in a pathetic tangle of acrimony and gaffes.
And Barry had The Speech. There were variations but lets face it, Obama was no Bill Clinton. He didnt bob and weave and deliver brilliant off the cuff remarks on that day's issues. There was no hugging audience members at townhalls. He borrowed the Clinton's method of planted questioners at townhalls and memorized his lines adequately. But he kept it all vague and was never troubled by any taxing questions from the bum-crawling Matt Lauers and Katie Courics that his handlers allowed near him. Obama just kept repeating the same speech and the audience swooned. He was so not Bush!
Meanwhile a crowd of conniving DC Republiclowns used open primaries and the media's urge to help select the weakest possible opponent for the empty suit Obama to come up with an opponent so weak that it must have reminded Barry of running unopposed back in the Chicago days. This aged, sputtering, stumbling liberal, despised by the rank and file of his party and totally intimidated by Obama's dark skin and glowing radicalism was further hobbled by the financial meltdown that the supine and torpid Bush was happy to let the media blame on Republiclowns.
Then the Goody-train rolled! The Nobel Peace Prize for nothing! Being compared to a demi-god in the media. A huge majority in Congress thanks to the foolish 'Hope And Change' morons who managed to find their way to the polls and voted for everything with a 'D' next to it because that was the last letter of the alphabet they could remember. RINO Specter turned into a Demo and voila! The Agenda was in the bag. He sat back, feet on his desk, while Pelosi and Reid passed a trillion buck stimulus and a budget with a deficit of 1.6 trillion smackers and put Obamacare in line for a quick rubber stamp enactment while he assembled the list of other bills for them to pass.
Thats when it happened. It never would have happened in Chicago. It never would have happened in Illinois. But it happened. Opposition. Determined opposition. Opposition against the mainstream media, the Congress, the Agenda and HIM! In his whole life nothing like that had ever happened. His Oprah-fueled Olympic bid for Chicago was laughed off, even in spite of his personal visit. A malicious God, Christian or Muslim, it doesnt matter, sent an Ice Age blizzard and a blizzard of stolen ClimateGate e-mails to destroy what should have been a triumphant climate summit in Copenhagen.
And all the time those mobs. Mobs of angry people. Small at first but with time they grew. Democrats would go home to their districts and be assailed by everyone, all angry about deficits and the monster of Health Care. His critics on the right, especially on talk radio and the internet were landing blow after blow. The poll numbers started to sag. Health Care took months longer than it should have and finally had to be sneaked into law by a procedural trick because enraged voters had turned on the Democrats and awarded Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat to a Republican! And not the Mitt Romney or Bill Weld type Republiclown that you would expect from Massachusetts but an actual conservative who flew to DC and cast the 41st vote to filibuster ObamaCare.
It got worse. The trillion dollar stimulus didnt stimulate anything but the appetite of greedy public employee unions for more money. The perceived failure of the Obama economic agenda fueled more anger. Every left-wing cultural pronouncement started a new fire as soon as they left his lips. The perception was spreading that the people had been lied to by the Democrats in 2008. Their election-season pretense of moderation was thrown aside when they won their huge victory and looked at the pathetic Republiclowns, clinically dead it seemed. The Dems announced the end of conservatism and openly revealed just how far to the left they were. Bad mistake. Pretending to be conservative was a long-honed Democratic survival skill and they had been premature in their perception that the conservatives had been defeated forever.
The conservatives werent dead. They were furious. Their arguments about the likely results of these Democratic policies was borne out by events. Everything the conservatives said would happen happened. Everything the Demos said would happen turned out to be either wrong or a flat-out lie. The conservatives were joined by the independents and proceeded to turn on the liberal RINOs in the Republican party. That process ended yesterday with the victory of O'Donnell in Delaware. The national Republiclowns have been paid back for jamming that McLame down our throats. They have been humiliated at every turn.
And now its Barry's turn. The Dems clutch the polls pathetically. Its not so bad. We might hang on to the House, you never know, a meteor might hit! They delude themselves with hopes that a blowout in the Senate can be averted but as the polls sink, the unemployment numbers rise and the rage grows their ancient stalwarts are facing fresh, articulate conservatives who dont have to lie about what they believe like liberals do. Reid, Boxer, Murray, Feingold, Blumenthal, Manchin, Coons and Gillibrand are all naked and defenseless as the tsunami approaches. Others are already lost and beyond hope.
Barry will face Boehner as Speaker and an empowered McConnell as Senate Majority Leader. He has never been in a position like this in his entire life. His inability to lead rock solid Democrat majorities in Congress is stark and obvious, now he faces a much more daunting task. McConnell has shown himself to be a wily and dangerous adversary when he had 41 members in his caucus. What will he be like with 52 or 53? The days of an Elena Kagan waltzing into a Supreme Court seat are over. So are the days of $1.6 trillion deficits. Major sectors of government will not be quietly handed to faceless bureaucrats without any Senate involvement. Investigations with teeth will be launched. ObamaCare is in trouble.
A Bill Clinton, a man with boundless energy, long experience and clever mien was confronted with a much less hostile situation and learned to fight and compromise. A four-hour-a-day amateur like Obama? How will he handle it? He'll hand off all his responsibilities to staffers and go on vacation. The Agenda will be dismantled, the dream will die. In 2012 Barry will depart to a mansion where he can nurse his bruised ego for the rest of his life.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Here in California's 30th Congressional district, strung across the low range of mountains that curve through the center of Los Angeles, I guess you could say we are one of the most left-wing districts in the country. We include West Hollywood, a city as solidly gay as the Castro district of San Francisco; Beverly Hills and Bel Air, home of the richest and most radical loony members of the Hollywood film community; Malibu, a beachside community inhabited by rich and poor permanently stoned hippies; Woodland Hills, where the film industry worker bees make their hives; and a chunk of Ventura county thrown in to absorb a few Republican votes in a huge Democratic majority.
Our Congressperson? Henry Waxman. You've heard of Hank, he investigates stuff. If we launch a much-needed investigation of those Islamophobes who are thwarting The Mosque Of Osama's Victory at Ground Zero like Speaker Nancy wants, ole Hank will probably be sitting front and center pounding his gavel like the Reform Jewish Roland Freisler that he is. Maybe he'll hold off till after the election. Part of Hank's Westside constituency is the Westside Jewish community. These devoutly liberal Jews are in some distress these days at the prospect of a Second Holocaust brought on by the wrong-headed and unfair treatment of Israel and the pass given to Iran by that duo of closet Jew-haters Barak Obama and his totally clueless Secretary Of State, The Divine Miss Hilly. Not big mosque supporters. Now these stalwart Democrats are as likely to vote Republican as the equally rock-ribbed Demos down in Maxine Waters' 35th are to throw Maxine under the bus and mount a write-in vote for Hugh Hewitt but they will vote for the Dems with a troubled heart. Or stay home.
But left wing or not the proud citizens of the 30th will listen respectfully to a sincere profession of one's Christain faith and, while they might disagree with it they will give the speaker due respect for his beliefs. NAH! Just kidding. We sneer at those losers. I mean gimme a break with your Ten Commandments! What about the Spanish Inquisition? And Global Warming? And pedophile priests?
Sometimes I sneak into my studio/garage, throw a blanket over my head and (dont tell anybody) watchglennbeck. I know its uncool, really uncool and I dont do it all the time because to be honest with you Glenn's schtick gets on my nerves, not a tenth as much as O'Reilly, but still I cant deal with it all the time. But he hits the nail on the head quite often.
Like he did Saturday. The first thing you have to say about that event was Beck's genius in telling people NOT to bring signs. As a TV person should Beck considered the effect of half a million people each making a visual statement. The cameras would gravitate to the few that reinforce their contention that all these Beck viewers are a bunch of extremist troglodytes. Instead they were forced to show a quiet, well-behaved group with a multitude of American Flags. No overtly political statement was made but that was another aspect of this that was such genius. In the commentary about the march from the media and the left the insults flew fast and furious from the usual clowns but they didnt match the behavior of that crowd. This wasnt an angry pack of racists, nativists and homophobes gathered to scream insults at the top of their lungs at their favorite minorities. It was a huge group of people praying in the Mall at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial under a huge banner that read 'Restoring Honor'.
The Extremely Reverend Al Sharpton wasnt quite as dignified and his big angry mouth, flapping at a mile a minute pointed to the need for a little 'Restoring Honor' in the Civil Rights Industry. Imagine a vile poltroon like Sharpton, a greedy chiseler who has led angry mobs to murder and then profited by it, talking about MLK's legacy as though he was a part of it? That 'Restoring Honor' banner was the most overtly political statement anyone has made in a long time. Al Sharpton is far from the only leftist whose honor could do with a bit of restoration. Its time that the left stopped throwing mud and stood up honestly for their ideas. But in the honor-deficient New York Times another liberal icon, Frank Rich, correctly put his stubby little finger on the source of the turnout--a Libertarian Conspiracy. It seems that those dull-witted Christians were manipulated into following Beck like sheep by a couple of billionaire 'Koch brothers' without even knowing it.
Even Sarah Palin was a disappointment to the media. They had their sneering Momma Grizzly asides already written but Sarah stayed true to the supposedly apolitical nature of this march and talked about how proud she was of her combat-veteran son. How embarrassing was that? The media only reports on Bristol anyway, those other kids are boring. The most insulting thing they do to Palin is the headline coverage they give to that brainless and honorless lump of a Levi Johnson while they spiked the honor-deficit Al Gore's 'sex poodle' story entirely.
But in a way the media were right. This was a profoundly political march. 'Restoring Honor' is fightin' words to liberals who have lied and fudged their way into positions of power by pretending to be much less liberal than they are and launching smear attacks against their opponents. Liberals who add illegal felon votes and prevent military votes from being counted to elect the most nauseating human being ever to hold a Senate seat, Al Franken. are devoid of honor. How many climate scientists have been shut out of publication and employment by these 'honorless' Global Warmers? In California the lives of 100,000 farmers and farm workers were ruined by a judge ruling in favor of a couple of dozen fish and two loathsome elitist US Senators, Boxer and Fonebone working with the environmental extremists. In Louisiana another hundred thousand have had their lives ruined by Obama's drilling ban imposed after Obama and his environmentalist advisers completely screwed up the response to the BP oil spill.
Socialism or leftism is built on a lie. Lenin, their unspoken God, requires leftists to lie in the same way Mohammed demands jihad from Muslims. Its a central tenet of leftism to modify history. Orwell's genius book '1984' was mistakenly labeled fiction but was in fact a factual description of Doublethink, the ability to forget anything that doesnt reinforce the current party line. On August 22, 1939 every leftist in the world was screaming their hatred of Hitler. On August 23 Hitler and Stalin became allies and every leftist was screaming for Peace, right up until June 22, 1941. On June 23, the day after Hitler betrayed his loyal ally, the left was screaming for total war against Hitler as though they always had. History was later altered to remove any trace of the turnaround.
We spent eight years watching the Clinton's and their Democrat enablers lying brazenly and at top speed as the Clints took bribes from the Chicoms to enable the Chinese military to buy advanced missile technology that is now aimed at us. We watched BJ veto a balanced budget three times until some of the cuts were restored. Then he spent the next decade bragging loudly about how he balanced the budget. We watched a War Room that launched lying smear campaigns against BJ's many enemies. We watched the chief law enforcement officer of our nation raise his hand in a deposition and swear to tell the truth and then look the judge in the eye and lie. Character (honor) didnt matter, the economy was great!
Today we see those lies and those liars once again in charge of our nation. They have won a majority in the legislature that hasnt been seen since the days of Lyndon Johnson by lying about what they intended to do. Without any real opposition and presuming that they were elected to be who they were the libs ripped off their moderate mask and loudly and proudly came out of the socialist closet. Their economic philosophy, firmly applied, has caused a Depression. Their misguided ideas have turned the United States from a world superpower into a world joke. Their leader, the Avatar Of Hope And Change, has proven to be a shifty, dishonest, petulant, empty-suited phony who has dragged the honor of our nation into the mud again and again. These shameless liars refuse to admit that anything that has happened is a result of their own actions. They lie and now everybody knows that they are lying. Honor is an issue.
When the libs see a banner that reads 'Restoring Honor' they know what it means. So do we. That's political.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I was watching a discussion of The Mosque Of Osama's Victory on Fox News Sunday. This was following up on the two guests in the opening segment Senators Cornyn (R-Texas) and Reed (D-Oregon). Sen. Reed had made the following statement:
On "Fox News Sunday," Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said troops in Afghanistan are being asked to find common ground with Muslims. "If we can't do that here in the United States, we're going to have a very difficult time over there."
None of the panelists discussing this subject later in the show; a liberal reporterette from the Washington Post, the co-publisher of a conservative magazine that backed McCain in the last election, a press secretary to the former President (the one responsible for all of Obama's mistakes), and a fairly straightforward reporter; found that statement objectionable or upsetting at all. Or even worth talking about. The idea that soldiers in combat were working to find common ground with the Taliban and the hostile opium-growing savages who support them is an example of the twisted sociological doublethink that the entire elite culture in this country has fallen victim to. After all Julius Caesar and Napoleon both spoke at great length at the need to reach a workable understanding with one's adversaries. Or was that Honorius?
This Mosque Of Osama's Victory is not an isolated issue. In Fort Hood Major Nidal Hasan stood on a table in a mess hall firing into a crowd of diners, killing 12 wounding 30 or so. As he fired his gun he yelled, "Allahu Akbar!" It later turned out that he was exchanging e-mails with the head of an Al Qaida group in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki. He attended prayer at a notorious local radical mosque. He made frequent crazy and violently jihadist statements but the officers who reported this to their superiors soon realized that they were jeopardizing their careers by opening their mouths. All of Hasan's contacts and questionable statements were known to the authorities. These authorities received orders from the highest levels to leave Maj. Hasan alone and ignore his inflammatory statements. Why was this scorpion, this enemy of our country allowed to continue in this way for years and still retain his commission in the US Army? Why did the Army report of this terrorist attack by this Islamonazi not mention the words terrorist or Islam? Google the story. The only news stories that identify Major Hasan as a Muslim with links to Al Qaida are British. Our own masters think we're too stupid and excitable to be told the truth.
Same with the Panty Bomber. We got an earful of offensive constitutional blather from our Attorney General justifying their complete botch of the entire incident. They Mirandized this dangerous terrorist when quick questioning could have led to quick action. If these drooling clowns were capable of quick action, which they're not. Every military action has to be approved by the committee with the rights of the terrorists and their surrounding supporters duly considered, of course. They dont understand things like surprise and hitting back as hard as you can. They're too busy finding 'common ground' to think that way.
The reason I was so shocked at the discussion on Fox News is that they didnt even have a hint of what is so glaringly obvious to the Tea Partiers or the rednecks or the bitter clingers...whatever words they have for us unpleasant types that insist that someone yelling loudly that they hate you and want to kill you, and who acts on it as often as they can, is a dangerous enemy to be fought with whatever means are the most effective. None of them in that discussion on Fox thought that. They didnt understand how angry and insulted people who have watched Christianity be vilified and driven from public life by these same elitists are to watch them suck up so shamelessly to a pack of ugly, violent Muslims who preach the enslavement of women and the destruction of our country with every breath. They're spending the same intensity in getting this Mosque Of Osama's Victory built as they spend trying to get the Ten Commandments removed from the front of some local courthouse in Mississippi. Citing the same twisted misreading of the constitution to back up their indefensible, and in this case completely contradictory, actions. The 'separation of church and state' is apparently not endangered by the State Department hiring Imam Rauf, the builder of the Mosque Of Osama's Victory, and sending him to the Middle East as a good will ambassador with US taxpayer funds to spend repairing crumbling mosques. None of the Fox panelists really understand that obscenities like this are why people feel so strongly about the Mosque Of Osama's Victory. They dont see Imam Rauf being hired by our government as a obscenity, its an interesting topic to be pondered between the latest opinion polls and the Preparation H commercial. This completely different take on the meaning of events like Mosque Of Osama's Victory and so many others, shows the gap between the aristocracy and the proletariat, to boil it down to the Marxist class analysis these silk-stocking types learned at their elite universities.
The elites want to build a bridge to these creeps. We want to fight them. Just like we want to have a real border and decide who stays in the country and under what terms without being called racists or preached to by foreign leaders while our president grins along. Thats why this election is different than any other election we've ever seen. The left has lost control of the agenda. Nothing they can say or do will ever get me and plenty of other people to prefer Harry 'The War Is Lost' Reid over Sharon Angle. No amount of television smear ads will erase that slimy traitor's sneering happiness at what he imagined was his country's defeat from my mind. Its going to be tough for Barbara Boxer to get people forget that she chose the Delta Smelt over 100,000 farmers and their employees. People in Louisiana are going to have a tough time trusting Democrats after one of their main industries was shut down by a shadowy council of anti-oil Greenies. People in Arizona arent going to forget Barry and Felipe standing together calling them racists. I'm not likely to forget that one soon myself. I burned with shame to live in a country that elected Barak Obama.
Finally, all over the country, regular people have seen through the lie that there are 'moderate' Democrats. The Democrats defend themselves by pointing to the actions of liberal Republicans and claiming that there is some great consensus for people being kicked around and disrespected by their government. The Republiclowns have found that in primary after primary the 'establishment backed candidate' is crushed by some person they see as a total Yahoo. Who would have thought prissy little Connecticut would turn into a political version of Wrestlemania? Last week's primaries must have sent a shock of fear through any Democrat who isnt getting high sniffing the ink from the editorial page of the New York Times. Very few of them, it turns out, because none seem to have noticed that in every primary in this entire season the turnout has been lopsidedly Tea Party. Or have admitted it. They think a few negative ads will herd those dopey Independents back into the fold as soon as they see what a bunch of goofballs got nominated in the primaries. Sorry Democrats. As long as you openly support The Mosque Of Osama's Victory no decent American will ever vote for you.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Just last week ten doctors and their helpers were murdered by the Taliban. They were giving medical care, free, to people in rural Afghanistan who never had seen a doctor before. The Taliban accused these troublemaking imperialists of being Christians and spies and hauled them from their surgeries and executed them. To be fair to the Taliban the 'Christian' charge was probably true. Advocating Christianity to Muslims, even if its only by your charitable example, violates Sharia Law after all.
Two Texas teenagers were murdered by their father because they were dating boys that he didnt approve of. The Egyptian-born father fled to a country where Sharia Law approves of honor killings and will protect him from extradition.
Every day, in this country, young girls are sexually mutilated by Islamic holy-women so that they will not be able to enjoy sex, a practice sanctioned under Sharia Law. Their clitoris is removed by an unwashed old lady with an unsterile exacto knife so they wont grow up to be the whores that their religious leaders describe American women as.
In England and Canada the spineless local authorities have allowed local Sharia Courts to handle cases of 'domestic violence' (aka wife-beating). Wife beating is sanctioned by Sharia Law and most traditional Islamic cultures consider a man who doesnt beat his wife occasionally as a negligent husband.
Now a group, its funding mysteriously secret (unlike our top secret Afghanistan archives), wants to build a Mosque Of Osama's Victory near the site of the 9/11 'man-caused disaster'.
The group wants to dedicate the mosque to the promotion of Sharia Law in this country. The leftists are outraged that the unwashed peasantry is in a lather about this gob of spit aimed at the collective face of a nation the left considers evil and describes this wonderful mosque as an 'outreach' and a 'bridge to understanding' between us and our misunderstood Muslim peace partners.
If there's anything that accentuates the contempt that the left has for the United States and its non-ivy-league-graduate proles its this issue. We all watched Eric Holder unable to speak the name of Islam when asked a direct question as to who might be waging a war of terrorism against us. We read the report of the Justice Department on the incident where an army doctor, who had been making violent jihadist threats openly for years, stood on a table emptying his pistol into his fellow diners and shouting 'Allahu Akbar'; the report that did not contain the word 'Islam' and overlooked his relationship with one of Al Qaida's leaders.
The panty-bomber, the large jihadist training camp in Arkansas, the years of sniveling an legal harassment to aid the vicious killers in Club Gitmo, the Obamunist's complicity in the release of the Lockerby monster, Hillary Clinton's silence about the condition of Muslim women at the giant UN Women's forum in China a few years ago, the complete silence on the motives of the DC snipers, the growing Somali terrorist community in Minnesota...the list is endless of the pusillanimous bum-crawling by the left to the savage, misogynistic religion of Islam.
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), now up for reelection, shortly after 9/11 explained that the people of Afghanistan loved Osama Bin Laden because he had built so many great roads and day care centers in Afghanistan. At that time, during Taliban rule, many war widows starved to death because it was illegal for women to go outside in public unaccompanied by a male relative and also illegal for women to have a job. All women's medical care was forbidden because women doctors couldnt have jobs and men were forbidden to touch an unrelated woman. Patty Murray's traitorous tongue should drop out of her stupid mouth for saying that.
At a speech at Columbia former Iranian president Khatami explained his government's death penalty policy for homosexuals and was applauded, this in a place that violently attacked Ann Coulter because she was filled with hate. You see Conservatives can be for traditional marriage and that makes them hate-mongers but we have to build a bridge to people who not only advocate the death penalty to gay people but carry it out on a regular basis.
That's how far the liberals' self-hate and hatred of our country has taken them. Being opposed to a mosque whose mere existence is an insult to the memory of the thousands who had their lives cruelly ended in the name of Islam, a mosque dedicated to a system of laws that allow wife-beating, honor killings, female sexual mutilation and the legal judicial murder of homosexuals, is now seen by our Elitist masters as the epitome of intolerance. We're building a bridge of understanding, you see. Those Taliban guys probably were perusing the terrorist-friendly New York Times, a paper which describes them as 'activists' or 'militants', looking for the crossword puzzle and stumbled on an article about local opposition to the Mosque Of Osama's Victory and were so outraged at the intolerance of the American boobocracy that they were forced to take some kind of action to show that intolerance will not be tolerated.
But the lefties are right. After all, most of the world's evil has originated in the United States. Look at Hiroshima. In the same spirit that has raised the Mosque Of Osama's Victory in Manhattan could be applied to other historical crimes committed by our imperialistic nation. How about a biological research institute right next to the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor (another man-caused disaster) where Japanese doctors could further medical advances with experiments on human subjects arrested for participating in hate-filled Tea Party gatherings? The Heinrich Himmler Institute of Ethnic Studies right next to the Holocaust Museum in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of West Los Angeles? The possibilities are endless because the crimes of America are endless and the need for bridges is almost unbridgeable. And as far as executing Christians goes, what good leftist has ever found that to be a crime when some leftist dictator did it? Why condemn it now for niggling religious reasons?
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Snivel, snivel, snivel...that's all you right-wingers do. Yeah, that's right, I'm talking to you buddy! Mister, oh I'll just pass a law to ask the government to do its job in the first place and feel all smug about it! We've got Chunks And Balances in this country Pal, that's in our Living Constitution, which reads (Living Amendment Catch 22- We can do anything you cant stop us from doing). Every time you trailer-trash racist teabaggers sneak some new outrage against Fairness through the legislature we've got judges to set you straight. Its about time you realized that everything that you want to do, every law you conservatives pass, every thought you have in your misguided, hate-filled, Limbaugh-saturated, pointy little craniums is totally and blatantly unconstitutional as the almost complete takeover of the judiciary and the ever more aggressive application of Marbury vs. Madison continues to point out.
Of course you original intent knuckleheads point out that Marbury vs. Madison is just the court giving itself unconstitutional powers and that if Jefferson was alive today he'd roll over in his grave but think of it this way; suppose you had a house in Arizona that was blocking the migratory patterns of the Hombres Mojados, on their way to El Norte to visit the emergency rooms and voting booths to which they flock. That's a violation of the Principle of Fairness if ever there was one. The plastic water bottles and disposable diapers left by their flocks are a charming addition to any homeowner's landscaping. Since us liberals live in upscale neighborhoods with high fences and have a need for cheap gardeners and maids very little harm is done if the lower orders, brutes that they are, feel angry that their towns are overrun and their taxes shoot higher and higher to pay the bill for the social services that our guests fleeing the poverty caused by American capitalist imperialism have a New Constitutional Right to. These Neanderthals should just think how much help they are being to the shareholders of the huge multinational corporations who dont have to pay for those social services out of their own dividends and bonuses. You're supposed to be pro-business you 'conservative' hypocrites!
Well, your stupid little law is heading for the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals where that outrage against humanity will be treated with the contempt it deserves. Those judges down at the 9th can spot a counterrevolutionary racist insult to the legal system in the wink of an eye. They are constrained by no statute or legal concept other than the Law Of Eternal Grooviness. Is Arizona 1070 groovy? I think not.
At this point we should take time out to think of how much progress we've made in the last generation. It used to be that it was minorities who were discriminated against and treated with disdain. Now, in the name of Progressive Progress we have transferred the discrimination and disdain to the majority. A neat trick, eh? We've only had to dump that old stodgy 'Rule Of Law' which was absolutely NOT GROOVY! If grooviness isnt a 'Natural Right' than granola isnt a natural food. Think about it, it makes sense!
Think of the dignity that you Conservos gain from having your rights denied and being constantly ridiculed and kicked in the teeth. You guys are noble. Really. I'm not being snidey, honest. But c'mon, you cant expect to tell people with degrees from Harvard and Stanford what to do. Democracy or not that's just not right. People with expensive degrees from hoity-toity universities are just smarter and so their opinions count while yours dont, no matter how many votes you get.
In fact thats why another 'law' is unenforced...the voter rolls are being stuffed with bogus registrants whose absentee ballots are filled out by helpful campaign workers (another important government service your tax dollars buy you for free) to keep the level of Fairness in equilibrium. If the Democrat's ideas are better isnt it FAIR that they have the deficit of votes made up so that we dont have more Norm Coleman's running around in the Senate?
So stop your bellyaching. The next time you go to cast your racist vote and there's some New Black Panther Party members waving baseball bats and screaming racist obscenities at you you can smile and say, "Hey! The Stimulus Bill has created some Green Jobs!" Just go home and sit back and imagine what disease you're going to be on a two-year waiting list for under Obama Care.
And, oh yeah, Have A Nice Day!