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