In 2000 the senate was split 50-50, leading to an arrangement that would have the GOP "sharing power" with the Democrats, not unlike sharing a prime rib dinner with a grizzly bear...
In 2001 newly re-elected Vermont Republican Jim Jeffords's testicles crawled back up inside him because the air in Vermont is really cold and Al Gore hadn't made global warming hip and trendy yet so he couldn't lie to himself about how warm he was. Since he no longer had a pair he had to become an independent, and this gave control of the Senate to the Democrats...
In 2002 the GOP took back control of the Senate and gains were made in the House because voters figured out that if someone wants to go to war with America then Americans should probably be in charge of the country...
In 2006 voters were given the choice between Democrats and a bunch of wieners dressed like Democrats, and they chose the Democrats.
And as they say...the rest is history.......who came up with that saying? It sounds like something Biden would invent
My calculations show that the Republican Party, during the Bush presidency, was in total control of the government for about 4 years.
Why does this matter? Maybe I'm crazy, but I think an important tool in "fixing" the economy should be a basic understanding of math...
The fact is that this White House and the Democrats in Congress have been focusing on jobs. To focus on jobs, you have to fix the economy first, which the Democrats did. And as important, Democrats have tried to focus on those who have been hurt from eight years of neglect. What does that mean?
It means 16 different tax breaks and supports for small business owners, who were neglected by the Republicans for eight years.
It means making student loans more affordable by cutting middleman subsidies, which had been growing for eight years.
It means passing a patient's bill of rights to control insurance costs, which have been growing for eight years.
It means investing in solar and electric cars and alternative energy, which has been neglected for eight years.
Then, it means curtailing deceptive banking practices, which have been getting worse and screwing consumers for eight years.
And it means providing tax breaks for middle-class Americans, who have been squeezed for eight years.
If you like reading Democrat diatribes that make your nose bleed you can read the rest of Hilary Rosen's Obama is fixing GOP's economic mess<---here
Nevermind the "Duh"NC talking points that don't actually say anything real, much less prove any point. This illustrates the perpetual droning that all Dems want to say "we got screwed for 8 years by the GOP" when they were in control of Congress for almost half of it.
No wonder the economy continues to tank under their leadership, how can these morons count money when they can't even count years?Add a comment
Ezra Klein from the Washington Post recently wrote a column about the irrelevance of liberalism's lack of a brand...
There is perhaps no surer signal that Democrats are about to suffer a terrific defeat than to see liberals begin discussing how to define, redefine, or otherwise burnish their "brand." So far as I'm concerned, this falls firmly in the "doesn't matter" category of American politics. In 2004, all liberals could talk about was the power of the conservative brand, and George Lakoff became an icon because of it. In 2006 and 2008, better branding didn't save Republicans from being devastated in the polls, leading Democrats to the first 60-vote Senate majority since the 1970s. So much for brands....Read the entire column here<--- (via Memeorandum)
Why am I blogging about this? Klein's analysis, like so many other liberal columns, is so irritatingly shallow a shot glass could be mistaken for the Pacific Ocean. Since he is a liberal himself I can't blame him for trying rationalize why the liberal brand is "doesn't matter," but his analysis must have come from an essay written by a 5th grader.
Klein concludes that while the country has always considered itself to be more conservative, especially in polling data, the lurching to the left that has taken place since the 30's by the liberal politicians we elect somehow put truth to the lie that we actually like liberalism and just don't know it because conservatives better brand themselves.
First off, the points of reference he uses point to the liberalism of yesteryear, especially at the end when he goes all the way back to 1936, BEFORE the Democratic Party left Ronald Reagan. If the Democrats of that time were to hear just 5 minutes of Obama, or any modern day liberal, giving a speech on anything they would be left bemused and wondering where they came from and why their accents sound so American.
Second, people are willing to apply the conservative label to themselves because they know the brand is something American, it's that specific. They don't gag when they see our flag, they support our troops WHEN they're fighting, and they believe Biden makes them feel like they can be VP too. They feel its something they can believe in, like their parents before them.
Lastly, liberals do have an identity, they just never have the guts to tell us about it because they know we would never dream of voting for them if we actually knew what they we were getting. That's why the number of people who would re-elect Obama currently hovers in the 30's, we're not interested in becoming repeat customers of the Enron of presidents.
By the way, liberalism only prevails at the polls when conservatism gets afflicted with the political version of mad cow disease. In the real world when cows get sick chicken farmers hit the jackpot. Its the same for liberals, everyone prefers a good burger, but we'll settle for chicken until the cows clean up their act....or until people get tired of the chickens spending all of our money, and offering themselves up for dinner to the countries that don't eat pork and beef, and telling us we're too dumb to cross the road without their help.
Be honest, does anyone have a solid idea of what Democrats actually campaigned FOR in 2006 and 2008.......other than being chickens who are impervious to mad cow disease?
Voters only elect Democrats when conservatives forget they're supposed to be accountable to them. That's when liberals get to skate by without having to talk about all the things that make them lay their rotten eggs...raising taxes, picking activist judges to undermine the constitution, and playing catcher (I'm not talking baseball) for the rest of the world, especially for the nations that hate us.
Do you get it? The entire left wing of the American political spectrum is just one big honkin' ball of opportunistic deceit that doesn't let crises go to waste. We get fooled into handing them the keys to the castle, they trash it like the rock stars they think they are, and then when they finally get tossed out the newly elected conservatives, for whatever reason, do little to nothing to reverse the damage.
Then we get towering pillars of intellect like Ezra Klein, concluding that the country actually loves the crap sandwich that they told us was fillet mignon.
Klein should have waited a month to write the column. The election would've shown him that he needed to conserve his energy so he could write about something that would make him sound a little more intelligent. He could start with "why liberalism is rejected when voters become aware of it."Add a comment
Congratulations to the Rubio campaign for this latest big win...
Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, has thrown his family name behind Crist, who until earlier this year held elected office as a Republican.
On Tuesday, the out-going Republican governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, posted his endorsement of Crist on Twitter.
It's almost as if to win Marco just needs to stand around and look pretty...
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What can possibly be said in response to this that doesn't sound more repeated than an echo in Biden's head? We've known for a long time the real racists are on the left. This trail has been blazed ad nauseum for decades. The only thing missing from this race-bait clam bake is some fishhooks, Jim Crowe, and a fishing pole.
This man has no shame....none. People who say they have no shame are the Bill Gates of shame compared to Obama. If shame were money this dude would have more debt than the federal government.
If this was Shameopoly Obama would have to pass GO, to get back to zero, about infinity times.
In other words this is the bottom of the barrel people. The post racial president is riling up race. Don't worry when its all over he'll go back to being our president too...
Here's a reality check Blahrack..."the other side" isn't counting on anyone to stay home. What they are counting on is the morons who voted to give DOPE a chance in 2008 to figure out how totally hoodwinked they were by the square peg of soaring, insincere, rhetoric not fitting into the round hole of America.
They're counting on those same people having a functioning gag reflex after the Democrats moved to unilaterally (remember when that was a bad thing?) transform this country into some socialist utopia....
In the end the only thing we're really counting on is the only thing all voters are expected to count on. TO VOTE THE BUMS OUT. We don't want any Democrats to stay home, we just want their leadership in DC to GO HOME!
By the way, at least we can count...
Jerry Brown announced he has received the endorsement of the National Organization for Women, less than 24 hours after the emergence of a recorded message in which Brown can be heard in a conversation with advisors in which someone calls Whitman a "whore." Coincidence? You be the judge.
Coincidence?!? No, its not a freakin' coincidence that NOW endorsed the Democrat in an election. It is a liberal organization, its the natural thing for them to do. Its like snow endorsing winter, or the "pro-choice" group NARAL endorsing wire hangers over those useless plastic ones....
A coincidence would be if NOW candidly admitted that they will, for the first time ever, endorse a Republican, and that this exception to the rule came after receiving a hefty donation from a woman whose name rhymes with Meg Whitman.
Whitman's campaign naturally called NOW a partisan organization and this was the Brown campaigns response...
A person afflicted with narcolepsy holding their hand over the button that would blow our nukes would get the endorsement of NOW over any Republican, all they have to do is be registered Democrat. The only thing being manufactured here is this notion that NOW endorsing a Democrat is supposed to be news.
If NOW wants to do something worth talking about I've got a great suggestion for them...they should try changing their logo to something like...
This simple yet fantastic modification came from iOwnTheWorld <---so check 'em out!Add a comment
I didn't say it...Drinking With Bob did<---(more videos here)...
If you're not angry then you're not paying attention, right?
This is one of my favorite video blogs out there, if you haven't gone to his site GO NOW!Add a comment
I just did a massive update of the art page. I weeded out some of the weaker pieces and organized everything in a way that makes more sense, especially for the casual visitor. If you've never taken a look at the "gallery" there has never been a better time than now! The link is in the right nav (for the liberals reading this I'll help you out...the link says "Art").
I'm also making an effort to do a little cartoon every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. As a result I added a new link in the top nav for the "Webcomic" (for the liberals reading...the link says........ready?......"Webcomic"). The entire collection can always be found there.Add a comment
A tantalizing notion has gained steam around Washington in recent months: President Obama will toss Vice President Biden off the ticket in 2012 and replace him with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The most recent perpetrator of the idea was Bob Woodward, who said in a CNN interview Tuesday that the possibility is "on the table." The logic, according to Woodward and many others - mainly pundits - is that Obama could energize the Democratic Party in 2012 and install an heir apparent for 2016 if he engineered a job swap between Biden and Clinton, thereby making the most of his former rival's stratospheric approval ratings.
But there's a problem with this scenario: Despite all the chatter, no one has offered any evidence to suggest it's true. The White House, not surprisingly, flat-out denies it.
Of course the White House denies it, a change like this always puts a president in a position of weakness reserved for bowing to foreign leaders.
It also telegraphs to the world that there is truth to the worry that Biden has been nothing but a distraction from the seeds of hope being sown by the president over the ash heaps of our debt, and health care, and national security.
Hillary is saying no too. Why wouldn't she want to put herself in a win-win situation like that? If he wins in 2012 she is set up to be the heir to the Dem nomination in 2016, if he loses she's out of a job no matter what.
Its not like she'll be allowed to have more power anyway. Its just a ruse to trick Dems into thinking something big is being done. It doesn't matter who the VP is when the idiot in charge remains the same.
This whole thing had to have started because someone was going through the White House annonymous suggestion box and found...
And now the rumor mill is churning.
I don't know, I'm thinking this is really meant to distract from the impending paddle thrashing thats about to meet the Dem's ass. Either that, or they're trying to ignore the other suggestions in the box...
(Its been a while since the box has been opened)
Why do they look like they came from a fortune cookie? Where did these really come from?!?
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So iOwnTheWorld is honoring the life of the late comedian Greg Giraldo by conducting a roast (one of the things he was known for doing) of liberals. They made it a contest and the top 20 picks will be selected.
WARNING: There is a little bit of rough language in this post. If you've ever seen a roast on Comedy Central, or wherever, that's how they are. I promise my stuff is WAY more tame than theirs.
Below are my submissions to their contest (you may recognize some of the jokes from other posts...whatever, why reinvent the wheel, eh?):
When Pelosi goes to Disneyland does everyone ask her why she hates dalmatians?
Barack bashes Bush so much he should date Barney Frank
Is it just me or would Biden sound a lot smarter if we surgically fused his mouth to a kazoo?
Hey Alan, you sure your last name isn't short for "Graysonovabitch?"
Isn't it time to change the term "bald faced lies" to "telling a load of Carville's?"
Hey Barack, Halloween is coming up, why don't you dress up as something cool, like, a REAL president
Joy Behar is so unladylike she’s practically Barney Frank’s type
Did anyone hear that ObamaCare was actually part of a wager between Barack and Barney over who can blow a Dem majority faster?
Biden literally has to have shit for brains so the plugs can have something to take root to.
I'm not saying Michael Moore is fat...his ass is...
Harry Reid thinks unemployment leads to spousal abuse, but that wont happen to him because his wife will show mercy
Helen Thomas is really hot, for an ugly bitch
Its interesting that Van Jones thinks the GOP are a bunch of "assholes," because I heard his mouth is registered Republican.
I swear, if John Edwards fathers any more bastard kids we'll have to start calling him "Johnny Crappleseed."
I don't wanna make Barney Frank's mouth water, but if the saying "I am what I eat" is true then Jimmy Carter is what he farms
Check out the HUNDREDS of other submissions here...below are some of my favorites (some of them I expect to be among the 20 winners):
I’m not saying Harry Reid is old, but if his balls hung any lower he could play hacky sack.
Worst day of my life, I was down at the beach with the Obamas. Michelle was walking away and I accidentally accused her of sitting on my bag of milk duds.
I’d rather be a Conservative nut job, than a liberal with no nuts and no job.
Progressives are such an accident, they needed their own insurance company.
Nancy Pelosi once entered a donkey in a race, and it won. The next day the local newspaper headline reads: Pelosi’s ass best in town.
What do you get when you offer Biden a penny for his thoughts? Change back.
AIDS, Herpes, gonorrhea, Obamacare, which word doesn’t belong?
Gonorrhea, there’s is a way to get rid of it.
Obama is so clueless. Walter Mondale had to tell him he was an idiot.
I heard Nancy Pelosi was recently brought into the hospital for horrendous pain in her urinary tract. When asked by the doctor why she refused any medical tests she replied, “I want to pass it before I see what it is.”
Anyone hear about Vice-President Joe Biden’s suicide attempt? Apparently he sat in an enclosed garage with the motor of his Chevy Volt running.
UPDATE: Check out the winners at Moonbattery.Add a comment
The good news for President Obama is his popular support among blacks is holding steady at 91%.
The bad news is no other group of potential voters likes him that much.
In fact, 29 days before his first midterm elections, the Democrat's approval ratings remain mired below 50%.
A new Gallup Poll this morning finds his approval rating for September was 45%, almost the same as August's 44%. Obama's not exceeded the crucial 50% level in a single month so far this year.
Read the rest at the Los Angeles Times here
The same poll says only 36% of whites still haven't given in to their latent racist streak and still "approve" of Obama's performance in the Oval Office.
More than anything this poll clearly highlights the patience the black community has displayed watching Obama bend over backwards trying to please you white people...I mean, look at this picture...
The dude is BATHED IN WHITE FOR YOU RACIST CRACKA INGRATES. And the freakin' thanks he gets is only 36% of you approve of the job his black skin is doing?!?
Don't give me any of this rah rah Martin Luther King NONSENSE about how it's the content and character of his socialist policies you don't like, and that race has nothing to do with you wanting strong national defense, or lower taxes, or national health care taken back, or secure borders and a sane immigration policy.
Don't tell me how much you like Oprah, or Kobe, or Colin Powell, and don't you dare start singing Michael Jackson songs like you miss him.
Its too late white people, sorry, even if you say you'll vote for him in 2012 we all know its only because you rejoined the guilt felt by the other 36% out there who kept their racist tendencies to themselves.
Its absolutely unconscionable that the black community has to keep Obama's approval rating hovering in the 40's all on their own, and the 9% who disapprove of him should be ashamed of themselves.Add a comment
I didn't say it, I just wish I did...
Man! Talk about eye opening! First of all, I didn't know Walter Mondale hated black people.
Second, I always thought this was Obama's idiot board...
You have to give him some credit...when you write it out like that you don't have the luxury of spell check...so good for him!