Liberal psychologists suggest Dems go against their instincts and try the reverse psychology "it's not you it's me" strategy.
Wishing Hillary Clinton a happy birthday Obama asks why she wants to wait exactly one week to celebrate it.
After saying 2010 election is more important than the last one Biden lashes out at reporter asking him to spell "2010".
Obama's explanation of how his his agenda is on the ballot solves national mystery of feces soaked ballots.Add a comment
From Washington Monthly (via Memeorandum)
For all of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) many faults, he has one especially interesting habit. Once in a while, for no apparent reason, McConnell will say what he's actually thinking, giving us fairly valuable insights into his plans and motivations.
This isn't to say he's honest -- McConnell has repeatedly proven he isn't -- but rather, that he has occasional flashes of candor. McConnell conceded in August, for example, that as far as he's concerned, literally every idea considered by the Senate in the next Congress "is going to have to be center-right," even if there's a Democratic majority.
In March, McConnell acknowledged the entire basis for his health care strategy, explaining that he demanded unanimous GOP opposition, even to ideas Republicans liked, as a way of making reform unpopular. The strategy had nothing to do with policy or actually helping people, and everything to do with denying Democrats a victory.
And McConnell was candid once more in a new interview with National Journal, explaining what he sees as his "single most important" task in the near future.
"[W]e need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, 'Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job.' [...]
The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.... Our single biggest political goal is to give our nominee for president the maximum opportunity to be successful."
This wasn't just some throwaway line -- McConnell is explaining, on the record, how he intends to approach the policymaking process in 2011 and 2012. And as far as the Republicans' Senate leader is concerned, all of his efforts will be built around destruction.
Read the entire article here
Um, hello? That's the job of the loyal opposition, since when have Democrats not done the same for any Republican president?
How is this news anyway? From the word "go" the left NEVER viewed George W. Bush as a legitimate president. He didn't win the popular vote, he won the vote that mattered and they wanted to pretend it wasn't valid. Even after he was "legitimately" reelected all Democrats did was be the party of "no" and force conservatives to endure 8 years of cat calls like "commander-in-thief."
Who do these guys think they are? The party in opposition to the president ALWAYS WANTS THEM TO BE A ONE-TERMER. What kind of party pooping wiener wouldn't? Is there anyone in the GOP?.....Anyone?
Even Joe Scarborough characterized McConnell's comments as "embarrassing" and "pathetic." He's right.
He ruffles a lot of conservative feathers, and I really do want to like Joe Scarborough, but that dude needs to man up. What do the powers that be at MSNBC tell him behind closed doors that forces him to be such a RINO butt-sniffer for those liberal overlords?
As far as I can tell the president has not ever really tried to to work with the GOP. In fact, Democrats bragged about their "right" to steamroll them as a consequence of winning in 2008. So how is the Republican leader in the Senate out of line to say they will shut this president down if and when they get the power to do it?
Of course we want our leaders to work together to get things done, but that's a two way street liberals! For two years this president has spun totally out of control trying to "transform" America and the polls simply don't support what he's doing. He doesn't govern the way he said he would during the campaign, and he apparently expected the GOP to change their mascot from elephant to parrot before having any interest in anything they had to say about any of his policies.
Thats the bed he made and now he gets to sleep in it. Except for Fox News and talk radio ALL of the media...from news, to television, to music, and even comic books have Obama's back. He enjoys unspeakable majorites in Congress, and his approval is in the toilet. There is only one person that will ensure that he is a one-term president, and it ain't freakin' Mitch McConnell...its
Maybe this election will be the surgery Obama needs to extract his head from his sphincter. I'm not that hopeful, because he is the one who has shown an unwillingness to cooperate. The GOP is merely reacting to it.
To be totally honest I hope what McConnell said isn't completely true, because that's exactly the kind of obstinance Obama would need to create a wave of sympathy that could win him a second term. Should the GOP win back any part of Congress they'll need to be very careful to not replicate the arrogance the Democrats put on display for the last two years.Add a comment
From what will now be known on this blog as the Huffyton Post (via Memeorandum)
Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle used a decoy to dodge members of the press at an event on Monday, a reporter on the scene tells the Huffington Post.
The Tea Party-backed pol, who has avoided public appearances since offering racially insensitive remarks to a group of Hispanic students, left reporters waiting at an event at a Microsoft Licensing office for nearly two hours (between the time she showed up late until they realized that she had actually left). Getting out of the building without being noticed, however, was tricky. According to Mackenzie Warren, a morning reporter for Reno's NBC-affiliate, KRNV, a staffer for Angle's campaign suckered the press by making it appear that she would be leaving the front entrance (the one she initially entered) while she was, instead, exiting through a side door.
Read the entire article here
File this under "so what?" for me. Liberals have no right to get pissy about this, they don't have media decoys because they don't need them...
Somewhere between his expectation that Hispanics group think their way to the polls for Democrats and his assertion that "negro dialects" can cost votes lies the possibility that Harry Reid would need decoys for himself if he was ever made to feel the heat for his insistently implying the intelligence of minorities is inferior.
He doesn't though, like all Democrats the press is his decoy.
Sharon Angle commented on the way a group of Hispanic students look. To be sure, it was a stupid gaffe to make, but if you're a minority which insult is more forgivable?Add a comment
Dems see glimmer of hope as new poll shows them winning on a generic ballot that doesn't include the GOP
Reid warns voters that Angle would be a "disaster," cites his expertise in being a disaster.
GOP says victory wont lead to compromise since Obama has compromised the country enough.
Befuddled Biden questions PETA's silence on Scalia teaching Kagan to shoot clay pigeons
Bemoaning voters not giving Dems credit for what they've done, Pelosi is reminded she'll finally get it next week.Add a comment
I love this graphic...
I don't know who did this, but I'm filling this under W for "wish it was me."
The site where I found it was not the author so I don't want to give undue credit, if you know where this came from leave a comment, or claim it if its yours.
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One of the best emails I've received in a while! Maybe now my wife will get off my case about the clutter on my desk....
There's an old saying that seems to apply: Creative minds are rarely tidy. I've used that often to explain my desk/workspace.
A picture is worth a thousand words...........
A person's mind and his desk...........
William F. Buckley
The smartest president ever...
I didn't say it...Drinking With Bob did<---(more videos here)...
Reid worried his "but for me we'd be in a world-wide depression" statement has been grossly misinterpreted by gay community
Voters gear up to show Democrats that the stimulus did in fact produce shovel ready projects
Sharron Angle leaves Nevada voters confused after urging them to vote for the "only real woman" running for Senator.
GOP reassures NPR they don't want to "defund" the network, they just want to change its funding to one dollar per listener.Add a comment
In case you missed it...
WOW! Somebody get this guy a cape and an alter ego. Maybe Barack and Nancy can do that since the stimulus was apparently a one-man show. This begs the question, what else what else would we have, but for Harry Reid?......
We'd have one less exception to "'i' before 'e' except after 'c'".
We'd be able to say "Mormons are actually really awesome...but for Harry Reid."
The average pitch of the human male would be 30% lower
We'd have one less narcissist in the senate who thinks their reflection should be the tie breaking vote.
We'd have a chance in hell that bifocals could become cool
We'd have a senator that support the troops better than the jock strap he wears as a gender diversion
Lost jobs would be bad unless it was his.
Obama's "negro dialect" would be known as his "voice."
Searchlight wouldn't have to claim such a dimwit.
Sharon Angle would be the most feminine person in the race.
Did I miss anything?Add a comment
Discovery of water on the moon renews hope that science will one day find life in Biden's head
NPR CEO denounces Juan Williams's statement about Muslims on planes, adds she's not bigoted enough to examine who she flies with on her private jet
Al Queda issues statement of concern that Williams's firing by NPR is a sign they are not being taken seriously enough
Biden calls on Pelosi to join him in his idea to convince GOP voters to vote Democrat by re-registering Republican.Add a comment
As if it wasn't enough for the harpies on The View to live in denial about the nature of our attacker when Bill O'Reilly was willing to confront them with it. NPR has now fired Juan Williams for this...
Can anyone at NPR say with a straight face that they have no idea what Juan is talking about? Their awareness of who flies on a plane with them hasn't been heightened at all since 9-11?
I think its time to rename National Public Radio, because I don't know what public they think they're serving, but its not the American one...
Prodigies at being
Proven to be
Help me out here people, give me your ideas!Add a comment
My hatred of the French has always been something that was relatively intangible...until now....
Battling for benefits is a tradition in the Gilly family, passed from generation to generation — as it is for families across the country. And that goes some way toward explaining why the protests against plans to raise France's retirement age have shown such determination and ferocity.
For Gilly and many other Frenchmen and women, social benefits such as long vacations, state-subsidized health care and early retirement are more than just luxuries: They're seen as a birthright — an essential part of the identity of today's France.
The protest against a government plan to raise the retirement age to 62 has special meaning for five members of the Eric Gilly clan who are demonstrating in the streets of Marseille.
"We want to stop working at 60 because it's something our parents, our grandparents and even our great-grandparents fought for," says Gilly, 50, a union representative at Saint-Pierre Cemetery, the largest in this bustling Mediterranean port city.
"And over the years ... you can see that we're losing everything they fought for. And that's unacceptable."
Read the rest of French strike to save 'birthright' of privileges here.
Every election since 9-11 has been billed as the most important election of our lifetime to the point of it sounding almost cliche....almost. The truth is it's true everytime it's said because every time it comes to vote the sense that our societal stability is in jeopardy becomes more dire.
Europe is like the trapped action hero whose arch nemesis, Socialist Sam (Uncle Sam's evil fraternal twin brother, who I envision to have Karl Marx's intellect and Pelosi's dashing good looks), is explaining the elaborate gruesome death that awaits them, and liberals in America are begging for us to be allowed to go next.
The French are wimps, pansies, and wimpy pansies. We've known this forever. The toughest guy they could produce, Napoleon Bonaparte, was so small he could've been Tinkerbell's stunt double.
I also maintain the theory that they only have nukes so they can better toast the only weapon of
mass destruction they ever intend to use...French toast...
The real mystery remains is whether or not its in their DNA, or is it socialism that has made them softer than their cheese.
In any case, according to 50 year old Eric Gilly retiring at 60 is a birthright...a birthright?!?
(from the AP article) It was in 1982, under Socialist President Francois Mitterrand, that the minimum age to stop working was lowered from 65 to 60. The measure, emblematic of the 14-year Mitterrand presidency, was adopted by a special ordinance that bypassed parliament.
Gilly Silly was 22 when this "birthright" was bestowed upon him. If that doesn't make things clear enough how about this...he was in his 88th trimester when he was told that he could spend ALL of his sixties thinking about who would be the next to invade France WITHOUT the distraction of having a job.
Note the way Mitterrand had to "bypass" parliament to get it done. Remember how "deem and pass" was going to be the way Pelosi was going to pass ObamaCare before she was able to make Bart Stupak the dumbest member of Congress east of San Francisco?
This is where liberals in America ultimately want to take us. THIS ALSO is the most important election ever. Since FDR we have been inching to this point, and the current leadership of the left slapped on the rocket boosters. It has been understood by pretty much all of conservative punditry that this is it...this election is the line in the sand because the next step takes us over the cliff and into freefall.
Liberals, "progressives," socialists, whatever you want to call them, are so self-absorbed and obsessed with creating a culture of dependence that will serve as their power battery that they don't care about the imminent fiscal catastrophe that faces us. The world economy is a car, and America has been that car's engine. Liberals in France have made them the passenger side ashtray.
Liberals want to turn America into the world's driver side ashtray! Yes, the GOP screwed up pretty bad to get us to this point where the country wanted to elect people who think Uncle Sam would prefer to masticate cigarette poop. No matter how incompetent they are nobody can say the GOP wants that.
That's ultimately what this next election is about....Republican vs. Democrat....conservative vs. liberal....engine vs. ashtray.
P.S. I don't think the first lady, BY ANY MEANS, is fat. It is said that you roast the ones you love, I'll let you know as soon as I do the proper justification for roasting her.Add a comment
After a 4 month break I'm going to bring the satire headlines back! I know I know, you're all super excited!!!!
It's going to be a little different from before. I'll package them into little posts instead of tweets and status updates (I'm only going to do that for my favorites). Before I would do 1-2 per day, but I'm going to shoot for 3-5 a day.
Rove tells Der Spiegel Obama is an "utter disaster," Biden fires back "Dammit Karl he's a president not a dairy farmer!"
Sarkozy now worried conflict in France over lifting retirement age may be never-ending as white flag makers join strikes
9th Circuit stays overturn of Don't Ask Don't Tell policy over emerging interest in transferring the policy from "gays serving" to "terrorist rules of engagement."
Obama cancels trip to Sikh temple during trip to India, being reassured that Sikhs are not Muslim the president replied, "exactly."
Pelosi swears off botox to prove point that things can indeed go lower than her latest approval rating.Add a comment