Well, another fine mess the thieves in New York and Washington have stuck the average American with; just like TARP, the Stimulus, Fannie, Freddie, AIG, Obamacare and the latest $8 TRILLION IN DEBT they just saddled us with. Remember the Tea Party Juggernaut starting in February 2009 when Obama wasted close to a trillion dollars of borrowed money on the ‘Recovery Act’?
Bush abandoning the free market to save it? Paulson setting up the ‘too big to fail’ banks to get even bigger? Obama’s not qualified? Bernanke lying about not monetizing the debt? Geithner stating that the rating agencies won’t downgrade us?Obama’s Keynesian economics are destroying the US economy, our future, and fiscally abusing our children and grandchildren? Duh! We told you so over and over and over and over – for YEARS!
Now the beginning of the official slide has happened with S&P’s downgrade of our sovereign debt and we are at the crossroads. What’s it gonna be America? More or less Obama, Geithner, Bernanke, the Fed, borrowing, money printing, spending, and a big federal government? Here is your moment to realize the gravity of the big picture and do something about it. I’m still waiting for the bankers’ arrests to start…any time now… (more…)
Yes, put your beverages down before you start this video of Katie Couric asking, “Where did Obama go wrong to really have this happen to him during the midterm elections?” I am wondering if I start taking whatever Katie happens to be on, will I be able to sleep better at night?
More entertainment from the crew over at MSNBC making fun of Michele Bachmann as a person with a sign asking “How’s the tingle Chris?” goes by in the background.
And now for the topper; a Washington Post op-ed. All emphasis from this point on is to highlight comments.
And now for the next battle
President Obama allowed Republicans to define the terms of the nation’s political argument for the past two years and permitted them to draw battle lines the way they wanted. Neither he nor his party can let that happen again.
Yes, the millions of tea party patriots had absolutely nothing to do with the political argument.
Democrats would be foolish to turn in on themselves in a fruitless battle over whether their troubles owe to a failure to mobilize and excite their base or to win support from the political center. In fact, Democrats held onto moderate voters while losing independents. What hurt them most was this brute fact: Voters younger than 30 made up 18 percent of the electorate in 2008 but only about half that on Tuesday, according to network exit polls. This verdict was rendered by a much older and much more conservative electorate. Yes, there was an enthusiasm gap.
Given this argument, the dems progressives will continue down their progressive yellow brick road while we womp them again in 2 years.
This only underscored that Tuesday’s results mark the beginning of the next round, not the end of the contest. Before the next election – which will be decided by a broader electorate – progressives, including Obama, have to be wiser about the fights they pick, more focused on the country’s economic pain, and as shrewd as their adversaries have been in promoting debates that rally their troops and advance their goals.
I agree that this is by no means the end of the contest; sane, thinking human beings now have to make sure the republicans do the job they were sent to the District of Criminals to do.
Obama was not wrong to fight for health care, to stimulate the economy when it was in deep peril, or to push for financial reform. But by failing to defend these achievements, the president and his allies opened the way for partisan critics, who shifted the conversation to airy language about “big government” and “bailouts.” One result: Only a third of Tuesday’s electorate, exit polls indicated, thought the stimulus had made the economy better.
Only a third think the stimulus made the economy better because they happen to be in the bottom third of the class. The rest of us unemployed and homeless moos know better. THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE!
Now Obama needs to offer proposals that advance the common interest and progressive ideals in ways that force Republicans to pay a price for opposing them. The economy still needs far more support, and Obama should take up the old Republican idea of revenue-sharing by offering states large-scale assistance to prevent layoffs and tax increases. This would be welcomed by the many new Republican governors. Will congressional Republicans really want to pick a fight with them?
Ah, there is the strategy; make the Republicans pay the price by using their own party against them and laying traps. More divisive tactics.
Obama should also push forward with an infrastructure bank, which has bipartisan support. There is no better time to rebuild our nation’s crumbling public facilities than when borrowing is cheap. And he should address the decline of American manufacturing, a prime cause of the discontent that roils the Midwest.
For more information on the infrastructure bank and what a lousy, progressive, globalist idea that is, go here.
Glenn has a studio audience today discussing getting off the couch and voting in next week’s election. He has powerhouse constitutional conservatives, Michele Bachmann, Jason Chaffetz, and Jim DeMint as guests speaking to what they need to help them as they go into the lion’s den in the District of Criminals.
Mr. Boehner at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast this morning explaining who Tea Party Patriots are in response to a question about the new Tea Party Caucus started by Michele Bachmann. He comments to a roomful of people who appear to be beltway insiders that the people at the tea parties are just the tip of the iceberg.
Responding to a question about Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) Tea Party Caucus, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) says although he declined to join the caucus, the political movement “should not be dismissed. “These folks are the tip of the iceberg,” says Boehner. “They represent the same values, concerns, frustration, anger and fear that you see from tens of millions of other Americans who aren’t on the streets yet.
This iceberg is what the thin-skinned Obama administration is tweaking about and trying to attack or gloss over at every possible opportunity knowing full well that the tea parties are the real hope for the future of the nation. The Tea Party is the movement of common sense where right is right and wrong is wrong; NOT…“by any means necessary”.
For any republican candidates that may be reading this post; better get plugged in or you will be left behind.
Michele Bachmann on Greta speaking about the Tea Party Caucus, 7.21.2010:
I am so glad to see more libertarians on the screen these days, and am thrilled to post Judge Napolitano’s initial FreedomWatch show on a major cable news station.
The Judge definitely has the right focus for today’s initial show where he asks the question of whether social conservatives like Sarah Palin can find common ground with strict Constitutionalists like Dr. Rand Paul and Dr. Ron Paul, and how this will effect the November elections.
Please feel free to allow Ed Rendell’s lies about tea party attendance roll right off your back like water off a duck. He is just doing his masters’ bidding and attempting to influence people’s thinking that the tea party movement is just a small, fringe element that can’t do any harm. Let them; the quiet time is now, they will hear the roar in November.
Michele Bachmann on the Ben Shapiro Radio Show speaking about Americans chomping at the bit to get to the polls in November, and how we all wish we could just impeach this political pawn. Even his ‘eyes-glazed-over’ sycophants are displaying verbal buyers’ remorse. See Kirsten Powers here and here.
SHAPIRO: Is President Obama better or worse than Jimmy Carter?
BACHMANN: Worse. Easily worse.
SHAPIRO: I agree. So far, you’d have to say he’s the worst president in United States history …
BACHMANN: No question. No question.
SHAPIRO: … with the possible exception of James Buchanan.
BACHMANN: And the thing is, here we are, people can’t wait until November. They’re practically lining up for polls now, they can’t wait to go out and vote. The only thing is people wish Barack Obama was up for re-election right now, because they’d honestly love to have a chance to throw him out of office. Everywhere I go, people ask me, “Michele, can we impeach the president?” They want a referendum on him. I also had someone today say, “There’s no way he’ll run for a second term. No way. No one would vote for him.” I don’t know if the White House understands how the floor has dropped out under support for this president.
For those that don’t have time to listen to Michele’s hour long speech in Duluth, here is a short video where she appears stating that Obama now has control over 51% of the private economy, and the economic tyranny that we are facing.
Pay attention people; he who controls the purse-strings, controls the world; just ask Ben Bernanke and Timmie Geithner.