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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Heart Bleeds

One-hit wonder Paul Begala, who's only claim to fame is his (minor) assistance in getting Bill Clinton elected President a long, long time ago, bemoans the fact that the people of Indiana bounced (non-Hoosier) Richard Lugar from office last month.

Begala (in "Dick Lugar's Fate Shows When Right Is Wrong"): 
It was not liberals who ended the career of Richard Lugar. The longest-serving Republican in the Senate was unceremoniously dumped last week by the Tea Party fringe. He was not, as the saying goes, caught with a dead girl or a live boy. He was just too doggone moderate, too ready to compromise with the Democrats. Thanks for that, Senator Lugar. Oh, and you’re fired.

Today’s Republicans are different. They truly have put partisanship ahead of patriotism, as the political scientists Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann document in their book, Even Worse Than it Looks. “The GOP,” they write, “has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence, and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.”
It is permitted to laugh now.

The only words I can come up with in reaction to this silly whine are delusional and petulant.

The GOP is an outlier*?  Are these people serious?

Is that the same GOP that swept candidates to victory in elections across this land in the last election and now holds the majority of state legislatures and most governorships?  And handed the Democratic Party its worst loss in 62 years?  That outlier?

And we - the Tea Party movement - are "unpatriotic" because we choose to no longer support Republican candidates with long records of going along with the Democrats' efforts to destroy the country we love and intend to fight for?  That's an odd definition of  the word "unpatriotic," isn't it?

Here's reality: Dick Lugar was finally sent packing because the people of Indiana have joined the rest of Middle America in saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.  YOU AND YOUR DEMOCRAT BUDDIES HAVE DONE THIS NATION GREAT HARM.  BE GONE.

Paul Begala never struck me as being very bright.  This is proof.

We can now add to his lack of intelligence his inability to control his inner girlie-man.

Waaaah.  The Republicans won't do what we tell them to do any longer.  The big meanies.

Now there's an argument that will sway the masses.

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One more thing for these really smart Democrats to load their Depends on:

"Discouraged Democrat Voters May Mean Historic Sweep for GOP."

That would be the fringe "outlier" GOP.

* The word "outlier," in the world of statistics, means "an extreme deviation from the mean."
**“The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics."   I still chuckle.

'We Can't Drill Our Way To Oil Independence'

You've heard that excuse before.  From Obama on down to the lowliest environmentalist.

Turns out, that refrain is so very wrong:
GAO To Obama: More Oil Than Rest Of The World
Investor's Business Daily

The Government Accountability Office tells Congress the Green River Formation out West contains an "amount about equal to the entire world's proven oil reserves." So why are we keeping it locked up on federal lands?

Exploding the Big Lie pushed by President Obama that we can't drill our way out of high gas prices because we have but 2% of the world's proven oil reserves, Anu Mittal, GAO director of natural resources and environment, testified before Congress last week that just one small part of the U.S. is capable of outproducing the rest of the planet.

That small part is known as the Green River Formation, the world's largest oil shale deposit, and is located in a largely vacant region of mostly federal land on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains that includes portions of Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.

Given that current U.S. daily oil consumption is running at 19.5 million barrels, the staggering amount of Green River reserves would by itself supply domestic oil consumption for more than 200 years. That sure blows the heck out of the "peak oil" theory that the world is running out of oil. [link]
We can't become oil-independent?

As is too often the case, Barack Obama - and the rest of his Democratic Party - are on the wrong side of the facts.

You Don't Have To Be Bright ...

... to work for CNN:

[CNN's Don Lemon] bemoaned that he didn't understand why people are 'injecting religion into an issue that has to do with rights.'"

The issue to which this genius refers?

Marriage.

Nah.  Religion shouldn't have anything to do with the institution of holy wedlock.