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Monday, September 20, 2010

We're Coming To Get You

I have to tell you, I chuckle when I read crap that the Left writes these days about the Tea Party movement.  I picture these jokers sitting in their locked rooms, with curtains drawn, clutching their semi-automatic handguns fly swatters, praying hoping that the End-Times are not upon them.

And speaking of crap, this comes to us this morning from the most entertaining bunch of frightened little children in the Commonwealth of Virginia:

The party of crazy
Roanoke Times editorial

These fringe candidates believe some crazy stuff. Rand Paul, the Republican nominee for Senate from Kentucky, doesn't think the federal government should have the right to tell private businesses they can't discriminate against black people.

Sharron Angle, running against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada, wants to phase out Social Security and seems to think "Second Amendment remedies" are appropriate if people lose at the ballot box.

Now fringe Republicans in Delaware have nominated Christine O'Donnell, a largely unknown candidate, over moderate stalwart Michael Castle in the Senate primary in that moderate state. She has fudged her education credentials, had troubles with personal finances and, in the past, equated masturbation with adultery.

The tea party is energizing a portion of the Republican base, all right: the crazy portion. [link]
The party of crazy?  One need simply respond with something like this to disprove that bit of flimsy:

Did I mention Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore?

'nuff said about that.

But the children at the Times do have reason to be afraid.  Because we're coming after you when we take over the world.  And we're going to force you to leave that safe haven of an editorial boardroom and go out and get a job for the first time in your miserable lives.  At the point of a gun!

That ought to add to their paranoia.

This is too much fun.

What's He Talking About?

Fringe leftist columnist E.J. Dionne makes a strange claim in this morning's Washington Post.  One that prompted further perusal.  See "Why not extend Obama's stimulus tax cuts?"  In it he claims that there's some government program that has "helped provide jobs" to a quarter million Americans.

And I don't think he's referring to the Marine Corps.  Or the bureaucracy in Washington.


He writes:
Almost no one is talking about extending the progressive tax cuts that were included in President Obama's stimulus program. Nor are we discussing the impending death of a pro-work public assistance program that, for a rather modest sum, has helped provide jobs to 250,000 low-income Americans.

Did I miss a jobs program? What's he talking about?

One can only guess.

Because he never clarifies that statement.

One then must assume that his "helped provide jobs" to 250,000 Americans declaration is found in this:
The stimulus included not only the broad Making Work Pay tax cut that gave most families an $800 refundable tax credit but also the child tax credit and the earned-income tax credit, which were especially helpful to lower-income families. 
So a "tax credit" (to those who pay no taxes) is/was a plan that "helped provide jobs" to 250,000 people.

Is he serious?

Well, in LiberalSpeak Land it makes perfect sense, I suppose.

A check from the taxpayers is a job assistance program.

For the love of God.

What a Bonehead

One wonders too often why the New York Times keeps this guy on the payroll:

The Angry Rich
By Paul Krugman

Anger is sweeping America. True, this white-hot rage is a minority phenomenon, not something that characterizes most of our fellow citizens. But the angry minority is angry indeed, consisting of people who feel that things to which they are entitled are being taken away. And they’re out for revenge.

These are terrible times for many people in this country. Poverty, especially acute poverty, has soared in the economic slump; millions of people have lost their homes. Young people can’t find jobs; laid-off 50-somethings fear that they’ll never work again.

Yet if you want to find real political rage — the kind of rage that makes people compare President Obama to Hitler, or accuse him of treason — you won’t find it among these suffering Americans. You’ll find it instead among the very privileged ... [link]

It's the rich who are most upset with Obama and the precipitate collapse of America as we know it.  Not those who have lost their jobs, their pensions, their homes, their health care coverage, or their dreams.  Not those who have assembled by the hundreds of thousands in the public square to protest Democrat ruination of this country.  It's the dude in Birkenstocks holding the nine iron whose really most enraged.  The wealthy.

The ones you've seen in protest rallies across this country.  The filthy rich:

Krugman needs to get out of Manhattan more often.  How can he be this wrong?.

Yeah, That'll Work

"President Obama’s political advisers, looking for ways to help Democrats and alter the course of the midterm elections in the final weeks, are considering a range of ideas, including national advertisements, to cast the Republican Party as all but taken over by Tea Party extremists."

It's those darn flag wavers and  "America the Beautiful" singers who have driven this country into the depths of depression!

Uhhhh ...

Haven't President Obama and his political advisers done enough to "help" Democrats?

Can This Be Right?

If the following is correct, it means we as Americans are now more concerned about jock itch than we are about the planet frying in a human-induced heat wave.  How quickly attitudes change:

Gwyn Prins, a research professor at the London School of Economics, said governments which put environmental issues over economic ones are generally kicked out of office. Although he said he supports taking action to reduce carbon emissions, Prins said government policies have done little to achieve that goal.

"The best climate change policy is no climate change policy," he said.

He stated that polls show that public concern with climate spiked between 2005-9 and is now rapidly subsiding and that the Gallup Longitudinal Poll which has been conducted continuously since the Second World War shows that man-made climate change is currently top priority for 0.25% of Americans polled. He also stated that the alternative to a formal “climate policy” is an aggressive policy of energy innovation. [from "Climate change falling off public radar, speakers say"]

What does it say about nitwits like John Kerry and Barbara Boxer, who still consider global warming to be our number-one policy priority, while 99.75% of Americans don't?

Fringe?  Would that describe them?

Can Obama Be Far Behind?

Most Democrats now realize it.  And now even the sage of the Party of the Left admits it.  He was wrong about us:

Clinton says he was wrong on healthcare bill's popularity
By Roxana Tiron and Bridget Johnson, The Hill

Former president Bill Clinton, a champion of healthcare reform, admitted on Sunday that he made the wrong prediction about the popularity of President Obama’s healthcare bill.

Initially, Clinton had predicted that the polls in favor of Democrats would be boosted as soon as the legislation was signed into law. Instead, Clinton said on NBC’s "Meet the Press," his prediction was wrong for two reasons. [link]
Being your typical Democrat, Clinton's two reasons for America's hatred of ObamaCare are completely wrong.  We hate it because (1) it is bad for America because we can't afford it, and (2) it will destroy what was the finest health care delivery system on the planet.

But the fact that (his and ...) the Democrats' calculation that we'd learn to love socialized medicine was completely wrong - and they now know it - makes me wonder if the day is far off that they admit that they were wrong about everything else as well.

A day fast approaching ...

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It should be noted that, despite the fact that this genius was so wrong about his prediction that we'd come to love ObamaCare, he's making another prediction.  According to Bill Clinton, Obama's crushing defeat in the upcoming election is going to help him - Obama - in 2012.  We are going to learn to love him.  As much or more than we love ObamaCare.  Or something.

Another prediction from the smartest guy in the Democratic Party.

I Like This Griffith Guy

A politician who doesn't mince words.  Refreshing.

From a press release:
Obama begs supporters to help Boucher

Christiansburg - President Barack Obama emailed his supporters in the 9th District this week asking them to support Rick Boucher in an effort to defend the President's legislative agenda.

"It's obvious President Obama is coming to the aid to one of his closest allies," says Morgan Griffith, the Republican candidate for the 9th Congressional seat. "And Obama desperately needs Boucher as his proxy vote in Congress."

"When Barack Obama says he needs Rick Boucher to 'jump-start a clean-energy economy' we know he means passing Cap and Trade. And Obama's right, I'll block all his attempts to pass Cap and Trade."

"When Barack Obama says he needs Rick Boucher to 'reform our broken immigration system' we know he's talking about amnesty for illegal immigrants. And Obama's right again, I'll block all his attempts to pass amnesty."

"When Barack Obama says he needs Rick Boucher to keep them (Republicans) from repealing Obamacare. He's right-I'll vote to repeal it. Boucher won't."

"And I agree with President Obama's main point: if you're happy with the Obama agenda, then vote for Rick Boucher. If you want to shake up the Washington establishment, then vote for Morgan Griffith."
I wonder if Boucher asked for Obama's "help." The way things are, I can't imagine ..