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Danger All Around?

Perhaps it is obvious.  Perhaps people have been saying this all along.

But I never believed it was reality.  I always thought that the liberal pols were actually that stupid and held to ideology without regard to any rudimentary survival instinct.

What if even they now realize that cuts have to be made – awful radical dramatic painful ones – and see that they have danger on the right and danger on the left?

The conservatives will never trust a liberal.  Ever.  The liberals will only support them if they engage in what they may very well realize is political suicide.

It would explain the couldn’t-do-a-thing performance when the Democrats had control last year and needed to work on a budget – but didn’t.  It would explain why they have mostly rolled over on cuts (inadequate cuts but it’s a start) by the Republicans.

What if the Democrat pols actually believe that ideology must be set aside and that severe cuts need to be made?

They couldn’t be seen as supporting that viewpoint – it would be political suicide amongst the liberals who still think that progressive policies and government-driven spend-your-way-into-prosperity practices are valid.   They would never be viewed as reliable by those on the right – because of the almost universal “once-a-always-a axiom”†.

I am a firm believer that except in very rare circumstances we never really change. We become more of what we really are as we age.  Sure, there are examples – such as Paul in the bible – but very rarely do we actually change.  Sure, the Democrats might face up to a new reality and new facts, but given the chance they would go back to where they were before.  Yes, I am cynical.  So what?

So, Democrats can bitch and whine and protest-too-much about Tea Partiers, but at the end of the day they are really in a bad spot.  Go forward and enrage your base?  Hang back and enrage the “independents”, whatever they are?   Hope that things FAIL and be accused of being complicit or not acting when it was really needed (months ago when it was achievable or more effort now)?  Hope that things succeed and then later be seen as the anchor to achieving really good things if it proves to be the hard slog that logic says it must be?

Democrats don’t even need to take another step and they already stink like a three-day-old fish.

 

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Update:  Speaking of utterly spineless wimps… listen to Hilary on no-fly zone over Libya

“We had a no-fly zone and then we had 78 days of bombing in Serbia. It did not get Milosevic out of office. It did not get him out of Kosovo until we put troops on the ground with our allies,” she added. “I really want people to understand what we are looking at.”

Clinton also expressed deep doubts about proposals to set up a “no-fly” zone over Libya, saying previous no-fly zones set up over Iraq and Serbia had had little effect.

Hillary should know, she was shot at by sniper fire when she visited.

Obama?  He’s another Jimmeh Cahtah.  When FRANCE steps up and shows bigger balls than the US… damn is this embarrassing.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton underscored on Thursday the need for international consensus on the next steps on Libya, saying any unilateral U.S. move could have unforeseeable consequences.

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Democrats in Wisconsin ran away because they didn’t like the fact that the vote would not have gone their way. Had they ALL shown up the vote would have sided with the governor.

So Republicans removed all mention of budget and allocation of monies from the bill that removes collective bargaining from public union employees and passed that bill anyway.  Well played… well played.  If Democrats can play the rules to stop a vote, the Republicans can play the rules to start it.

“In 30 minutes, 18 state senators undid 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin. Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten,” said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller. “Tonight, 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people.”  – AP

Well, the vote in the guv’nor’s favor still would have happened had the candy-asses guys been there instead of being a bunch of running/crying/screaming little girls, but at least then they could have faced it like men and women with character.

Note:  My apologies to the insult delivered to little girls everywhere by using them to illustrate the nature Wisconsin Democrats, but I was grasping for a vivid metaphor.

How do you take elected representatives casting legal votes – with or without the opposition party they had a majority – and claim that it is “disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights”?   Minority Leader Mark Miller strikes me as a leader without leadership qualities to brag about.  If people’s civil rights have been removed by taking away collective bargaining then I guess I’ve lived without civil rights most of my life.  Oh boo-hoo.  Bunch of man-babies.

Speak of the Democrat, there goes a man-baby now! At least they’re playing frugal (all part of the act, those tax-n-spend demmy’s)… those rooms cost $15/week, $20 if you want clean sheets.  $25 if you want unstained clean sheets.

Rules are great unless they work against you, sayeth the Democrats.

A majority of those on the Democrat side were complaint-free a year ago during the federal passage of the Health Care Reform fiasco.  Did every Republican walk out en-masse on that one?  I can’t recall…

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If ever I needed an endorsement to help me decide about Obama… this is it.  On Drudge…


GADDAFI: 'OBAMA IS FRIEND'

 

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Is that right, all you Wisconsin Democrats who love rules when you win but when you lose you get pissy and take your ball thwaight home?

Well, you go right ahead and take that ball home but we’re gonna pop it first.

Yes I hate the dart in the foreground. I'll play with it tonight. It was late last night when I did this.

 

Two words come to mind: Finesse and Elegant.

Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to make Democrats hiding out in Illinois come back to Wisconsin to pick up their paychecks.

The Senate Committee on Organization voted on a 3-2 party line vote, with Republicans voting in favor and Democrats against, to change Senate rules so that senators who miss two consecutive floor days can no longer have their paychecks dropped automatically into their bank accounts. The vote was taken by paper ballot, which allowed Democrats to cast their votes from out-of-state.

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I notice that the UN suddenly ditches as soon as someone figures out the latest instance of corruption.  Remember Oil for Food?

As the body count rises from the brutal repression of revolt in Libya, the United Nations is abruptly cutting some of its intimate ties with members of the ruling family of despot Muammar al-Qaddafi.

In response to a question from Fox News, a spokesman for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the U.N.’s flagship anti-poverty agency, revealed that his organization had just terminated the appointment of Qaddafi’s daughter Aisha as a National UNDP Goodwill Ambassador For Libya, “following the recent events.”

What are you willing to bet that the only poverty that program really addressed was the bottom line in members’ wallets?

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Spider goats on the face of a dam.  – h/t to Black Lab on Amphetamines

One quick shot and you could pick up your now-tenderized goat at the bottom of the dam.

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Don’t forget to vote!

I was just at the voting precinct this morning and found it to be crowded and the worker I asked said it was very busy.  Last time I saw it so busy was Clinton’s re-election year.

Republicans damn well better not see this as a referendum in their favor.  It isn’t.  It’ll be a vote against democrats, which is another animal entirely.

From Llamas with Hats (go buy one!).  I wish I could buy one but my daughter has just learned how to read and she is already wickedly good at it.

This expresses my feelings towards the Dems,though:

From Llamas with Hats - you need one of these... http://www.cafepress.com/filmcow/7073378

And this one…

From Llamas with Hats - you need one of these, too... http://www.cafepress.com/filmcow/7073378

 

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Democrats have been wondering why they’re getting hate mail, why wackos are coming out of the woodwork to threaten them, and why we don’t just love them to death.

Let’s look at a few ideas.

Gloating.  How many pictures of Nancy Pelosi gloating can a person stand after they’ve had health care rammed down their throats?

Arrogance not earned.

Obama hasn’t earned the right to be arrogant, yet he makes me look like an amateur.  He can’t speak without a teleprompter, his social skills leave a great deal to be desired, he’s completely tone-deaf to anyone who disagrees with him, and his ability to exhibit class is nonexistent.

Underhanded behaviorLies.  Double-counting.  Undercounting.  Backroom deals.  Manipulation.

You can’t keep pushing transparency while being secretive and have anyone’s respect.  You just can’t.  You can’t bribe people with taxpayer dollars to buy votes without losing people’s respect.  You just can’t.  You can’t keep having votes where constituents have no access – such as on weekends or driving something through just prior to recess where votes are fait accompli.

Ellen Ratner pretty much came right out and said what lots of conservatives know to be true:

Obama can now build the momentum from his party to get some of his other legislative priorities accomplished. He doesn’t have much time even if American becomes a lot happier with his presidency . The simple fact is that the history of midterm elections is not on his side. He needs to move his legislation quickly and use the same party unity tactics that brought him the major win he got on health care.

In other words – hey, lets be sleazy bastards because if it works it must be ok.

You can’t make laws that are unpopular to more than half the nation and then exempt yourself from the law – either in the application or the increased taxes that result from the law.

Really.  You just can’t.  Making laws as in Health Care Reform and then exempting yourself isn’t good policy.  It makes you look like an asshole.  Yes, it really makes you look bad.

While everyone else in the United States — from the top corporate executives to the grocery store checkout clerk — will be forced to buy their insurance through heavily regulated state-run exchanges, the health care bill excludes one group: the leadership and committee staff. Yes, that’s right. The very people who wrote up this bill are refusing to be included themselves. Given the narrow definition of “congressional staff” on page 158 of the health care bill, the Congressional Research Service memo believes that courts will not require “professional committee staff, joint committee staff, some shared staff, as well as potentially those staff employed by leadership offices” to go through the exchanges. President Obama and his family are also exempt from the law.

You can’t keep ordering private sector businesses around as if it were your Constitutionally-granted power.

Obama readies steps to fight foreclosures, particularly for unemployed.

The Obama administration plans to overhaul how it is tackling the foreclosure crisis, in part by requiring lenders to temporarily slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for many borrowers who are unemployed, senior officials said Thursday.

You especially can’t do this if you keep helping people who made bad life decisions while the rest of the people who are afloat because they sacrificed and made good choices are still stuck paying their way and the way of those who chose badly.  People who have had to default on loans generally did something that got them there.  Sure, bad things happen to good people.  But more often than not, bad things happen to stupid people.

You can’t act as if the United States were a socialist state.

Yet that is what democrats are doing.

You can’t keep insulting the United State’s staunchest allies.

Binyamin Netanyahu travelled halfway around the world to hash things out with Obama, and the Obama says “let me know if there is anything new” and goes to dinner.  If I have a guest, I don’t welcome them to hang out and then leave them.  That’s such poor taste I wouldn’t blame the Israelis if they told O to go take a flying f*ck at a rolling donut.  I like Israel too much to not be pissed on their behalf.  Same goes for pissing on the Brits – for all their issues, they’ve still been good friends.  (see Arrogance above…)

You can’t mock your adversaries when you just won – even if you’re a party leader or President.

Looking relaxed and upbeat, [Obama] mocked Republicans for acting as if the bill would lead to “Armageddon.”

“After I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling, some cracks opening up in the earth,” Obama said, adding it turned out to be a nice day and “birds were chirping, folks were strolling down the mall.”

See, this situation requires more class and reserve, given how upset people already are, and to sit there and mock them while at a rally with your buds says you don’t respect them in the least.  (see Arrogance above…)

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Update 2:  I. Am. In. Awe.  Over at Moonbattery is an awesome kickbutt satire magazine cover graphic.  Oh golly, is it good.

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Update:  NOT WORTHLESS.  You know how Obama keeps placing the blame for everything at Bush’s feet?  He ought to clam up – a lot of people are pining for Bush which would argue that not everyone is convinced a lot of issues don’t lie directly at Obama’s feet:

Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama’s declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they’d rather have his predecessor. Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that’s somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country’s difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited. The closeness in the Obama/Bush numbers also has implications for the 2010 elections. Using the Bush card may not be particularly effective for Democrats anymore, which is good news generally for Republicans and especially ones like Rob Portman who are running for office and have close ties to the former President.

Thanks for the news, Ben Smith.  This ought to cheer many.

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THIS may be the most worthless ever but the title of this post refers to stuff after this graphic.  I’m probably going to catch hell for it, but satire is still free, right?

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Oh, wow.  Oh geez.  Oh boy.

So…  ****ing…  What?

Gosh, Breitbart, glad you gave us yet more useless data and some scientists figured this one out:

If the data devoured in the United States last year were converted to text there would be enough books to bury the country under a pile seven feet (two meters) deep, according to a study released Wednesday.

Researchers at UC San Diego.  I would like to know if one cent of our tax dollars went to this utterly worthless information.  In the days of video on-line the information is neither surprising nor significant.

Seriously, when a study is reduced to a visual sound-bite like burying the country under seven feet of books, words can’t express how useless it really is.  Aparalyzed 18″ tail would serve me better than that knowledge.

Yeah, I’m in a foul mood today.

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What is it about the liberal mindset?  Pick any one cause that they feel passionately about.

They make their pitch with all their logic and reasoning.  Now assume that you disagree with their conclusion or chosen approach.

What do they do?  They assume that you are:   (a) an extremist, (b) a dangerous extremist, (c) a hired-by-the-republicans thug, (d) just ignorant, or (e) they are not getting their point across.

Never once has it occurred to them that there are those of us who are educated, understand what they are saying, aren’t thugs, aren’t extremists;  We just think their argument is bullsh*t.

A recent poll finds Americans more concerned about the economy than global warming and in fact more people are finding that they don’t believe it is a real phenomenon.

“It’s a conundrum. You can’t just say to those interested in global warming that they need to do a better job of PR because they have been trying so hard,” Newport said. “Al Gore won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. He made a widely seen movie, and his book sold many copies. Yet, with all that, it hasn’t worked. You would have to say that, somehow, they’re not getting the message across.”

Another facet to their dysfunction is the idea that White House websites for snitching is somehow different than big brother and McCarthy-ism.  They can’t understand how we don’t agree that it is ok.  Snitching on health care rumors.  This is the path to transparency… ohhhh, yeahhhhhhh.

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I’d like to think of him as a good friend, because he’s into goth-baiting and other fun stuff, and he’s just plain good people – McGoo posted a wonderful pic that he found somewhereGo read his stuff here – it’s a lot of vile tripe, but it’s the good kind of vile tripe – not the stuff you see coming out of our elected officials.

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I would have howled, laughed until I wet my pants, and blacked out from lack of oxygen as I cackled.  Had I been there.  Hillary had some questions asked of her – about her husband’s thoughts as he did her job.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s temper flared on Monday when a Congolese university student asked her for her husband’s thinking on an international financial matter.

A week after former President Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea to secure the release of two detained American journalists and stole the limelight from the start of his wife’s first trip to Africa, Clinton was clearly displeased by the question at town hall forum in Kinshasa.

“You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?” she replied incredulously when the male student asked her what “Mr. Clinton” thought of World Bank concerns about a multi-billion-dollar Chinese loan offer to the Congo.

My husband is not secretary of state, I am,” an obviously annoyed Clinton said sharply. “If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband.”

The question was left unanswered as the moderator of the event quickly moved on.

My husband is not secretary of state, I am…

Hillary, maybe you should send Bill a memo because you’re still not getting through – too  much of his ego is in the way.  Looks good though – having him do your job for you.

Thanks to DailyMail.co.uk – for once calling it like it is:

Indeed, from the whole tawdry affair only one clear winner has emerged – an exuberant Bill Clinton – even if, according to an insider, ‘the joke in the White House was that the girls were safer in North Korea than on the plane going home with Bill’.

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Check this out.

The No. 2 Senate Democrat said Sunday that he’s “open” to health care reform that doesn’t include a government-run “public option,” the latest indication that the Democrats’ package could be scaled back as Senate negotiators try to hammer out a bipartisan compromise and constituents flood town halls to express discontent with the current legislation.

When you haggle for something, do you start with your desired asking price?  No, you don’t.  You ask for something ridonkulously high so when you get closer to what you want it looks better to the other person.

The moonbats have shown great skill in manipulating the populace – do you really think that they’ve been this clueless?   I’ve been operating under the assumption that they actually are this stupid, but now I’m not so sure.

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