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Friday, July 23, 2010

It's Boucher vs. Obama

One more thing about that ad that the Boucher campaign released the other day.  It starts off - front and center - with our congressman running away from President Obama.  To quote:

"And Rick Boucher does listen to us.  He voted against the health care bill ..."

Translation:

I VOTED AGAINST OBAMACARE EVERYONE!

"Please don't put me in the same category with .. him!"

Will it work?

Can Rick Boucher distance himself from the man - our president - who has professed his love for our representative for his being a good liberal Democrat?

Can he deny his past?


Can he pretend that this isn't the case?

No.

You can run from him, Rick.  You can deny your past.

But the truth is the truth.

You decided early on to lie down with that dog.  And the fleas are there to stay.

Screen capture from Friends ♥ Forever
Photo courtesy of the Bristol Herald Courier

How Did We Get Here Again?

Didn't they reach the point where they were asking this question about George W. Bush?


Bush, you may recall, holds degrees from Yale and Harvard Business School.

Obama, similarly, can claim Columbia and Harvard Law School as almae matres (along with a few years of attendance at Occidental College).

Learning disability?  Familiar territory?



Stop.

Can we agree that both these gentlemen are intelligent?

And can we agree that both simply have unwavering - and divergent - ideologies that determine their respective worldviews?

One is clearly a socialist.  The other was ... a ... compassionate ... big government ... conservative.

Stupid?  Please don't go there.

Wow

Our until-now liberal Senator James Webb is going to lose some of his Washington friends with this one.  He's penned a treatise for the Wall Street Journal.

See "Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege."

One sentence that leaps out:

"Unfortunately, present-day diversity programs work against that notion, having expanded so far beyond their original purpose that they now favor anyone who does not happen to be white."

Wow.  Even most conservatives don't go that far.  We see government-sanctioned diversity programs favoring certain select minority groups over whites, but not "anyone who does not happen to be white."  African American being at the top of that list of chosen ones.  With Latinos vying for that coveted spot.  Asian-Americans being shunned and ignored and not even on the list.

This might just cause our weird senator to lose his exalted place on the pages of the New York Times.

I'm guessing the article was actually written by someone else.

Looks Aren't Deceiving

I know everyone on the left and in the media (did I repeat myself?) is trying to pin blame on conservatives (Rush! Fox News! Hannity!) for the NAACP/Obama/Shirley Sherrod circus.  But I've got news for you:


Obama, the guy doing the apologizing, is a Democrat.

Tom Vilsack, who was the target of Obama's criticism, is a Democrat.

Shirley Sherrod, the target of Tom Vilsack's wrath, who's also the babe who went after Obama because he isn't black, or something, is a Democrat.

The NAACP, at various times being found to criticize all of the above for - well, nobody knows exactly - is made up of Democrats.

Chastise conservatives if you will, but brutha, this is a circular Democrat firing squad if ever there was one.

How Bad Has It Gotten?

Check out this map of the United States with the severity of the unemployment rate plotted by color by county each month from January 2007 to May 2010:




It continues to worsen.

Courtesy of the American Observer.

America Defuses a Ticking Time Bomb

The Democrats will be back to try and wreak mayhem yet again, but for now America has successfully fended them off:
Democrats pull plug on climate bill
By Darren Samuelson and Coral Davenport, Politico

Senate Democrats pulled the plug on climate legislation Thursday, pushing the issue off into an uncertain future ahead of midterm elections where President Barack Obama’s party is girding for a drubbing.

“It’s easy to count to 60,” [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid said. “I could do it by the time I was in eighth grade. My point is this, we know where we are. We know we don’t have the votes [for a bill capping emissions]. This is a step forward.” [link]
Reid is right.  This is a step forward now that the destructively punitive cap-and-trade bill has gone down in flames.

Now if he and his fellow Democrats could follow suit ...