Sweet mother of pearl, I think I’m still laughing at this column. Excerpt:
Joe is from Delaware, a place that’s famous for absolutely nothing and arouses no feelings whatsoever. Joe likes to ride the choo-choo trains. He talks a lot, which can be good in politics. He often talks before thinking about the words coming out of his mouth, which can not be good in politics. (Scroll down for humorous video that illustrates this.)
Obama keeps the harmless guy around because, in comparison, Biden makes the president look smooth and smart. As long as no one gets to thinking, “God Almighty, that garrulous goof is one heartbeat away from becoming commander-in-chief.”
Hey, guys, what does this red button do?
Do yourself a favor and read the whole thing. You’ll chortle throughout. And if you’re a liberal, you’ll be ashamed at this buffoon…totally kidding, as liberals are ashamed of nothing when it comes to their party. Hell, Biden could take a shotgun to a busload of schoolkids and the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) would say that those little snot-nosed b#stards had it coming to them.
Yes, this is the actual graphic from CNN.
Hydrating. With water. Apparently, when Ted Kennedrunk killed a woman with his car and spent his entire life being a raging alcoholic, that wasn’t a “career ender”. But sipping water on camera before a rebuttal to SOTU is.
And you people wonder why I don’t tune into politics much anymore?
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Hilarious parody of Paul Harvey’s “God made a farmer” Super Bowl commercial.
Hey, I know: after four years of economic stagnation, let’s vote the guy back in. Cuz Bush sucks. And Romney’s rich. Or something.
This just in: Romney’s STILL rich. And you’ll never be. Anywho:
Sometimes, watching a Democrat learn something is wonderful, like seeing the family dog finally sit and stay at your command.
“What happened that my Social Security withholding’s in my paycheck just went up?” a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. “My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don’t feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease is gonna’ hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will hurt those making over 400 grand. What happened?”
Shocker. Democrats who supported the president’s re-election just had NO idea that his steadfast pledge to raise taxes meant that he was really going to raise taxes. They thought he planned to just hit those filthy “1 percenters,” you know, the ones who earned fortunes through their inventiveness and hard work. They thought the free ride would continue forever.
So this week, as taxes went up for millions of Americans — which Republicans predicted throughout the campaign would happen — it was fun to watch the agoggery of the left.
The beauty of it:
But in fact, it was Mr. Obama who enacted the “holiday,” and, to be clear, the tax cut that he pushed throughout the campaign — remember? 98 percent of Americans will get a cut under his plan? — was really the extension of the Bush tax suts. Thus, it was Mr. Obama who raised taxes on millions of Americans, not Mr. Bush.
How many Americans? The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center in Washington put the total at 77.1 percent of all wage earners. In fact, “More than 80 percent of households with incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes. Among the households facing higher taxes, the average increase would be $1,635, the policy center said,” according to a Bloomberg News article. Hilariously, the tax burden will rise more for someone making $30,000 a year (1.7 percent) than it does for someone earning $500,000 annually (1.3 percent).
But, but, but…hey, gotta run, American Idol is on.
As you regulars have noticed, I have not been updating the blog. At all. It’s quite simple, really: I don’t care.
I may catch grief for saying this, but I don’t care: I have little to no interest in politics now. Or the country. The government school dumbassification of my country is complete. A majority of my countrymen are now economic imbeciles and/or parasites. The number of takers has now surpassed the number of makers. Or, more precisely, the number of takers who make a living out of voting have surpassed the number of freedom-loving productive Americans. Once you reach that tipping point, you can’t really go back.
This sums up where we are:
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from
the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the
candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the
result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always
followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest
civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this
sequence: ”From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great
courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance
to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From
dependence back into bondage.”
~Alexander Fraser Tytler (later Lord Alexander Fraser Woodhouslee), in ”The
Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic,” published 1776.
This world is not my home. It is but a stopping point on the way to Heaven. But geez, as long as I’m here, I didn’t think it was unreasonable for me to expect it NOT to suck.
After the midterms of 2006, when Pelosi won the Speaker’s gavel, I figured it would be OK. After B.O. fooled the nation in 2008, I was dispirited, but still figured it’d be OK. The rise of the Tea Party in 2010 gave me reason for optimism. Then the public voted in 2012 to re-elect the same bastards who voted for ObamaCare, Porkulus, bailouts, etc., despite saying they were against all of those things. Why? Because Romney is rich…and white, too, I guess.
America, it was nice knowing you.
Don’t know who said it, but it’s spot on.
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate… willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”
My friends, I know you came here to see something positive. So here it is: I am positive this is the end of the America with which I grew up. I am positive that I do not recognize a plurality/slight majority of my fellow Americans anymore. I am positive that we have crossed the bridge into a nanny state European style socialist republic…and for those of you on the left, that is NOT a good thing.
Bill O’Reilly had a take on this last night, and he was right on the money. He said that now, a majority of voters want the government to give them “stuff”. They want the government to take money away from the producers to buy “stuff” for the non-producers. Clearly, the Democrap Party is the looter party, and alas, a majority of Americans are now OK with that.
Folks, this is a point of no return. How do you convince the moocher class that it is in their best interest to NOT be slaves to politicians and to government when they have abdicated all responsibility to provide for themselves? You can’t expect the irresponsible and lazy to become responsible and energetic, not voluntarily. And this has been a Democrap strategy for decades: get over half the electorate to pay no income taxes, and get as many people enslaved to government as possible. You do those two things, and you’ve got an “electoral dynasty” for some time to come. Ladies and gentlemen: that approach is working for the left, like a charm.
We can talk about media
bias malpractice, and that’s certainly and unquestionably A factor…but not THE factor. At the end of the day, if this country weren’t overrun with “take care of me, Uncle Sam, from cradle to grave” sheeple, then media bias wouldn’t be an issue. But leftist media bias/malpractice has been around forever, yet Reagan and both Bushes still got elected in spite of it. But that was a different America…and yes, even different than in 2004 when GWB was re-elected. Today’s America is comprised of big government-adoring loyal subjects, indoctrinated in our government schools from an early age to believe that everything good comes from government, and not from God.
Liberalism always kills the goose that lays the golden egg, albeit slowly. But eventually, the golden eggs run out, then there are more hands sticking out wanting “stuff” than there are golden eggs to pay for that “stuff”. They don’t see that. No, the left is a large bloc of economic illiterates who believe that a nation can tax itself into prosperity by simply confiscating the fruits of the labor of the producers to give to the non-producers. Eventually, though, the producers stop producing. Jobs dry up. Tax revenues plummet. But the “me, me, ME!” hands continue to stick out, looking for Uncle Sugar to take care of them yet another day. And these leftist morons will continue to mindlessly, robotically vote for the candidate that is the bigger thief / plantation massah!
I’m sorry, my friends, but I genuinely feel like this country is gone. We have a petulant race-baiting Marxist man-child who has never so much as run a hot dog stand destroy our economy, and in years past, that alone would have gotten an empty suit like this chump run out of town on a rail in an electoral landslide. But in today’s America, the moocher class needs them some more Obama.
Michelle Obama famously said that for the first time in her life, she was proud of her country. Well, I am actually ashamed of my country, a shame I did NOT feel when Bubba got elected in 1992. The America I grew up in was the most wonderful, amazing country the planet has ever known. I’ll hold onto those memories tightly, because the parasites who re-elected Chairman Zero have all but assured that those memories will never be seen again in my lifetime.
Because according to Zombie, his entire TERM was one big friggin’ October Surprise! Excerpt:
But in Barack Obama’s case, the situation is reversed: Everything he’s ever done is scandalous. The reason there was no October Surprise for Obama is that we’re all scandaled out. Anyone’s who been paying attention since 2008 has literally been in paralytic shock every single day. We spent October 2012 exactly as we’ve spent every month of the last four years: Our jaws on the floor, aghast, stupefied, unable to breathe. Almost every single thing Obama has done since he’s been in the national spotlight could have been and should have been a career-ending October Surprise. But the mainstream media, as we all know, has devoted itself to protecting him.
Not a day has gone by since Obama took office when I didn’t learn of some fresh outrage and say Oh. My. God. But we’ve been traumatized so often that over time the scandals have all blurred together and fused into a single red-hot thought: Please let this nightmare end.
Seriously, read the column, which exhaustively outlines the blunders, missteps, and scandals that a non-corrupt media would have uncovered in such a way so as to GUARAN-FRIGGIN-TEE he wouldn’t even be able to get elected dog catcher in Detroit, much less leader of the free world.
This is beyond media bias…it’s media corruption, propaganda we would expect to see in third world tinpot dictatorships.
This is a crucial turning point in the future of this country.
We have two choices. We can either continue with the leftist policies of the last four years which have led to a sputtering economy, hostility towards entrepreneurs and job creators, alarming growth of dependency on government to be the primary caretakers of able-bodied adults, and a feckless foreign policy that has made the country appear weak in the eyes of allies and enemies alike. Or not.
The petulant think-skinned man-child who has been an unmitigated Carter-like disaster wants another four years to, in his words, “finish the job”. That scares the hell out of me. What job does he want to finish? Offing America? But even if I’m being charitable, he’s saying that he needs another term to continue doing what he did in the first term. Are you freaking kidding me??
Ignore the polls. Right now, polls are showing a tie. A president whose economic record has, according to these same polls, been perceived as abysmal by the electorate; who loses independents by double digits (anywhere from 15-22%); who saw a swing of -15% in the gender gap he enjoyed in 2008; whose party lags in enthusiasm by 15% to the GOP; who isn’t packing the house at campaign stops (even with Stevie Wonder headlining) while his opponent is welcomed by standing-room-only crowds (including outdoor amphitheaters in chilly Colorado cities and 30,000+ in PA)…THAT guy is TIED or slightly AHEAD, in polls with absurd Democrat oversamplings (in today’s CNN poll, and oversampling of D+11?)? Seriously?
I doubt it. Ignore the polls. Everything feels like it’s on the side of the good guys (for those of you on the left, that would NOT be the Obamatons). But it doesn’t matter what it FEELS like. It only matters what IS.
The left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) have been doing their part to convince you that their boy is gonna win. The numbers TODAY aren’t bearing that out. Don’t listen to them. You do YOUR part: vote, and get your proper-thinking friends to get to the polls and vote, too.
In the end, the only poll that matters is the final poll after all the legitimate votes are legally and properly counted. Maybe then, this country’s long national nightmare will finally be over and Obamunism will have been sent to the trash bin of history…where it belongs. We’ll see.
Via Newsbusters. Money quotes:
From the New York Times editorial, “Gross National Letdown,” of Thursday October 29, 1992:
President Bush smiled when he learned this week that economic growth during the third quarter reached a surprising 2.7 percent, almost twice the previous rate. But his smile shouldn’t be broad. The new figure almost certainly exaggerates the health of the economy, which continues to creep along at a painfully slow pace. Even the 2.7 figure is half the normal rate of recovery and not enough to bring down unemployment.
New York Times editorial, “Slow but Steady Improvement,” from Saturday October 27, 2012:
The slow pace of the nation’s economic recovery has picked up a bit lately. In the third quarter, the economy grew at an annual rate of 2 percent, beating expectations and the dismal 1.3 percent growth in the second quarter. Over the past year, the growth rate has been 2.3 percent. At that pace, there’s enough momentum to keep unemployment, currently 7.8 percent, from getting much worse.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
No way, says Josh Jordan. Excellent read, so please check it out. Excerpt:
In Ohio, Republicans tend to outperform their share of the national vote: In the last six presidential elections, only in 2004 has the Republican candidate performed worse in Ohio than he did nationally, and even that was a difference of only 0.3 percentage points. In the other five elections, the GOP candidate outperformed his margin of the national vote by an average of 3.1 percentage points. While it’s clearly possible for Republicans to perform worse in Ohio than nationally, it is very difficult to imagine a scenario where there is more than a point difference between them based on past elections. History would suggest Romney could not be up 2 points nationally while being down 2.1 in Ohio, which would mean that Republicans would be under-performing in Ohio by more than 4 points.
Both of these points suggest that it is more likely that either the national polls or the Ohio polls are wrong, rather than the possibility that both can be right. There is a big reason for this discrepancy: the partisan makeup of the Ohio polls.
As mentioned above, in current Ohio polls, Democrats have a party-ID sample advantage of 6.3 points. In 2008, Democrats had a 5-point turnout advantage in Ohio. That means that while national polls have the turnout advantage down 2.6 points, in Ohio it has actually increased 1.3 points. It is almost impossible to conclude that while the nationwide party-ID advantage of Democrats has dropped since the wave election of 2008, Ohio has actually increased over the last four years.
If that’s not enough, the Ohio polls have actually become more Democratic since the post-DNC polls that gave Obama the significant bounce that led many pundits to declare Romney’s chances in Ohio DOA. Of all Ohio polls from September 7 to September 19, Obama held an average lead of 4.2 points, with a Democratic party-ID advantage of 5.7 points. Today Obama leads by 2.1 points, with a party-ID advantage of 6.3 points. In the last month, while Romney has had surges in polls all over the country, the polling in Ohio has actually found more Democrats even while Obama’s lead was cut in half. …
Um…unlikely, to say the least. Case in point: a new PPP (the Daily Kooks’) poll shows Oba-Mao with a +4 lead over Romney in OH…with a D+8 sample, even bigger than the big blue wave of 2008 (and +9 bigger than the R+1 that turned out during the red wave of 2010…so a 9% swing ONLY TWO SHORT YEARS AFTER the nation rebuked Obama? Really?). So with an unrealistic +8 sample advantage over Republicans, the best B.O. can do is to only get HALF of those?
B.O. can’t win without Ohio. Romney CAN, though it’s hard to imagine that he’d lose Ohio but pick off other “firewall” states needed to offset the difference (WI and either IA, NH, or NV, assuming CO continues its pro-Romney trend).
In the end, the only poll that matters is the one AFTER the votes are in. But regardless of who wins, it will be a fun exercise to go back and look to see which pollsters were right and wrong, and see if they explain themselves.
The Des Moines Register hasn’t endorsed a Republican for president since Nixon defeated George “One State” McGovern in 1972. It’s taken 40 years, but even this fishwrap recognizes that stupid is as stupid does and a vote for B.O. is stupid. Excerpt:
The former governor and business executive has a strong record of achievement in both the private and the public sectors. He was an accomplished governor in a liberal state. He founded and ran a successful business that turned around failing companies. He successfully managed the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Romney has made rebuilding the economy his No. 1 campaign priority — and rightly so.
The president’s best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short. Nothing indicates it would change with a second term in the White House. …
Funny, though, that one of B.O.’s campaign spokesboobs doesn’t think it’s “reality-based“:
Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter on Sunday dismissed the Des Moines Register endorsement of GOP candidate Mitt Romney, saying it was not “based at all in reality.”
“They endorsed Mitt Romney in the primary, so this was not much of a surprise,” said Cutter on ABC’s “This Week” of the influential swing-state paper’s backing for President Obama’s challenger.
“It was a little surprising to read that editorial, because it didn’t seem to be based at all in reality, not just in the president’s record, but in Mitt Romney’s record,” Cutter added. “It says that he’d reach across the aisle, which he’d do the exact opposite. It’s the exact opposite of what he did in Massachusetts.”
I guess they were more “reality-based” when the fishwrap endorsed her boss in 2008, huh? Funny, that. Anywho, looks like every major newspaper in that swing state has endorsed Romney. And while I don’t put much stock in a newspaper endorsement’s ability to persuade would-be voters, I do find it extraordinarily telling that more fishwraps than I ever suspected would jump off the Obama Titanic.
LOL…instead of “Like A Rock”, it’s “Now We’re Soft”!
This is how you win an election?
About. Friggin’. Time.
I luv me sum Christie!
“When he says that, it’s shows even more about his arrogance. See because what he’s saying is ‘It’s not my fault.’ See it’s not my responsibility, it’s not my fault. It’s George Bush’s fault. It’s Dick Cheney’s fault. It’s Big Oil’s fault. It’s the coal companies’ fault. It’s the gas companies’ fault. It’s the fault of the Republicans in Congress… For God’s sake it’s anybody’s fault but mine, that’s what he’s saying to us, he says ‘Please, just give me another four years, I’ll figure it out.’ You know Mr. President, I’m tired of waiting for you figure it out.”
Oh, there’s more…it’s only 3:55 long. Do yourself a favor and watch it!
Nice summary by Ace of how the debates have altered the race:
Obama had successfully used ads and media allies to paint Romney has a heartless vampire, a soulless robot, a bloodthirsty warmonger.
The story of the debates has been Romney using completely free media to undo all that Narrative, and all that money spent.
I think that Obama was only up because he had gone negative on Romney so hard, as part of the “Kill Romney” strategy they announced 8, 9 months ago.
People do not like the way things are. They do not like the economy and are sick of Obama’s excuses.
So Obama poured hundreds of millions of dollars into ads to paint Romney as unnacceptable.
Well, in four debates (including Ryan), the Romney-Ryan team as painted themselves as perfectly acceptable, even appealing.
That means that the election returns to… the economy people don’t like, and the endless excuses people are sick to death of hearing.
Wait…did I say “cover-up”? That’s such a harsh term and an inflammatory charge, no? Yes…but you tell me.
The Internet’s inventor has a theory as to what cost his boy the first debate (video at link):
AL GORE: I’m going to say something controversial here. Uh, Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep, in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust, uh — I don’t know, maybe…
Um, no, it’s not controversial…just supremely stupid. Moron.
Exit question: Anyone other than me surprised that the Goreacle didn’t blame it on global “warming”?
I bet you think I’m gonna declare Romney the winner of the first debate, being the ideological hack that I am. Well…you’d be right, of course.
But it’s not just ME who thinks this. In addition to CNN’s poll showing 67% of respondents thought Romney was the clear winner, and CBS’ poll showing more than twice as many people though Romney won as Obama, this page will give you a great illustration as to how the left saw it. Even James Carville can’t help but call it straight, for once. Dude, when you’ve got Bill Maher, Queen Andrew Sullivan, Mark Halperin, Peter Beinart, Juan Williams, and even Tingles Matthews and other MSDNC talking heads (speaking to both of their viewers) all in despair…well, it’s a good night for the good guys!
Exit question: Will “objective, neutral journalist” George Snuffalupagus (or whatever the h3ll his name is) continue his trend of ignoring reality and call this one for B.O., too?
Gotta love Dennis Miller! ROFL!
President Obama had better hope that a kicked ass is covered under ObamaCare — as comedian Dennis Miller wryly observed.
Krauthammer has a great column about this. Excerpts:
It makes you think how far ahead Romney would be if he were actually running a campaign. His unwillingness to go big, to go for the larger argument, is simply astonishing.
For six months, he’s been matching Obama small ball for small ball. A hit-and-run critique here, a slogan-of-the-week there. His only momentum came when he chose Paul Ryan and seemed ready to engage on the big stuff: Medicare, entitlements, tax reform, national solvency, a restructured welfare state. Yet he has since retreated to the small and safe.
Romney has accumulated tons of cash for 30-second ads. But unless they’re placed on the scaffolding of serious speeches making the larger argument, they will be treated as nothing more than tit for tat.
Make the case. Go large. About a foreign policy in ruins. About an archaic, 20th-century welfare state model that guarantees 21st-century insolvency. And about an alternate vision of an unapologetically assertive America abroad unafraid of fundamental structural change at home.
It might just work. And it’s not too late.
I sure as heck hope not.
Heh. “It’s important to destroy their sense of individualism while they’re still young.”
Heh. Video at link.
At Thursday’s Mitt Romney rally in Fairfax, Virginia, one Romney supporter lambasted the media in its coverage of the election.
“I think you guys are suck-ups,” the woman said. “I think you guys got your embroidered kneepads from the White House, buddy. That’s what I think.”
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