Bill Clinton is confident that a government shutdown will only hurt the GOP. I'm betting he's basing this on the "fact" that the 1995 shutdown is credited with saving his presidency.
In other news a new poll shows people think the GOP is being seen as more reasonable in this budget fight.
I don't know why, but for some reason Democrats predict politics like they're sports statisticians. This can be a huge problem for them because precedent is meaningless when it has to answer to context.
Why is Obama not going to have the same good fortune?
His presidency runs on a parallel universe to the Clinton Administration of a generation ago. It was a completely different reality back then
We were high on life after beating the Soviets
The Internet was exploding the economy
Nobody could answer American power and it created a sense of invincibility
The media didn't have the stronger conservative voice that exists today
We had to invent grunge music to bring the good times back down to earth.
Obama has none of this, and the biggest difference of all is that the debt and deficits in the 90's were a small fraction of what they are now. He isn't winning the battle to make the GOP look like obstinate bean counters because we are now standing at the edge of a fiscal cliff and the fight now doesn't seem pointless.
This actually proves my long-standing belief that Democrats are literally a bunch of Looney Tunes. They're ready to let the deficits continue because they're not worried about taking us over the cliff so long as we don't look down.
This revelation explains everything! It's like Enchanted, only with Warner Brothers and insanity:
Barney Frank is really Elmer Fudd
George Stephanopolous is Tweetie Bird
Bill Clinton is Foghorn Leghorn
Chris Matthews is Daffy Duck without the Ritalin
Michelle Obama is Por....no, I'm not gonna say it
John Kerry is an unbathed Pepe Lepew
Michael Moore is the Tazmanian Devil after figuring out that he doesn't need to burn calories spinning his body (just the facts in his movies) to eat everything in sight
Joe Biden is the love child of Wile E Coyote and Sylvester the Cat
If you gave Yosemite Sam stilts and a razor for his moustache you get Janet Reno
President Obama is Marvin the Martian (which is why they can't find his birth certificate in Hawaii)
That's why they are completely unconcerned about our fiscal armageddon. They live in a world where tunnels are built by painting them on a wall, bombs only char the tips of your hair, an anvil to the head leaves a nasty bump, and none of that can possibly be less consequential than pissing away money trillions of dollars that don't exist in the first place.Add a comment
Last August I posted a list of Slogans for Obama's 2012 campaign, you can check them out here.
So lefties are all atwitter with Obama announcing his reelection campaign. Here's the kickoff where supporters gleefully proclaim how they can't wait to get started on the good work (as opposed to continuing it)...
He's the president, he wants to run again, and he's the biggest showman we've ever had in the office...so of course he's going to roll out the red carpet for himself. I know the video is meant to reflect humility and grassroots. It's all he has. I mean, come on..."It begins with us?"
The man is running for reelection, he shouldn't be BEGINNING anything because it begs the question "what were you doing for 4 years?"
Alright alright, enough carping about Obama's video. If I have to say anything positive it would be that I'm glad it didn't end up being a slide show of all the times he made par.
By the way, the NRSC came out with a video of their own that's a little more in touch with reality...
For the uninitiated, this is Markos Moulitsas (the Daily Kos guy), the Rush Limbaugh of "progressive" bloggers. This video is part of a series that was made back in 2008 "Failed Conservative Values." (Since I just found it - thanks iOwnTheWorld - let's talk about it now!)
I triple dog dare you watch this video in it's entirety...
If you checked out at 0:15 because you got nausea when Kos's eyes almost popped out when he started "thinking," all is forgiven. I personally had one of those "never again" moments, which then gave me PTSD flash backs to my first year away at college when I hooked up with a bottle of Bacardi.
This was worse. If you visit the IOTW link above you'll see two videos that are even more horrendous than this one.
Liberals spew a lot of garbage, and this was the worst kind. I call it styrofoam logic, because its not useful for very long, easily disposable, and because its not biodegradable throwing it away from the world just creates a landfills of intellectual garbage.
Oh, and it can't stand the heat, so a flame will easily vaporize it.
Kos said a lot, but the thesis, if it's even possible to assign one to this meandering rant, is "conservatives are delusional."
Conservatives want to shrink government, therefore they create a "sh*tty government" to manufacture the illusion it doesn't work so they can have an excuse to eliminate swatches of it?
That sounds a little convoluted, I'll rephrase it a bit and hopefully it will make more sense....
Conservatives, according to Kos, think there should be less government, so when the voters put them in charge of it they dazzle them with intentional incompetence in order to justify arguments to shrink it.
To prove this point Kos uses FEMA to remind the camera, and his imagination, that Bush succeeded in this goal by appointing someone not at all qualified to direct it, Mike Brown, who then went on to botch the handling of Hurricane Katrina.
As we all remember, Bush promply used this failure of government to disband FEMA (because he didn't want to let this crisis go to waste) and award Brown the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Democrats were left so speechless by this fantastically successful coup of conservatism that they were completely unable to use it against Bush or the GOP for the remainder of Bush's presidency. This cemented the reign conservative government shrinking terror in a way Harold Ramis and Disney could've never dreamed up when they teamed up to film "Honey I Shrunk The Kids."
Who is the one suffering delusion here?
This is one of the brightest becons of "progressive" intellect out there people! He just told you conservatives screw up ON PURPOSE to score ideological points. It doesn't get more illogical than that!
"Vote for us so we can bumble bureaucracy into oblivion."
What kind of reelection campaign message is that?!? Why would conservatives want to screw up only to provoke voters into vomiting them out of office, thus bringing in liberals who will go hog wild, like they did after 2008, and "undo" all the apparent progress that was made?
Circling back to Disney, where the heck were guys like Kos when Walt was trying to put together Fantasy Land? I mean, even Lewis Carroll would kill his buzz.
Conservatives don't wish to see a smaller scope of government for the sake of it. This belief stems from the notion that market driven solutions, spurred by competition, do more to improve lives and responsiveness to peoples' needs more than anything government can do. The superior results of this system, juxtaposed against a monopolistic bureaucratic system with no accountability because it has no higher power to be accountable to, is the 800 pound gorilla that the left ignores because THEY are the delusional ones.
All one has to do to understand this is true is compare their "customer" service experience at any private sector business against their interaction with any government agency. The result is something that has been such a truism for decades now that I could have rested my case there and saved myself a few hundred words.Add a comment
April Fools Day seems like a good day for this list...they're not all "practical" jokes, some of these are just ways to mess with them.----------
Every April 1st send a birthday card to the Democratic Party.
Tell some really hunky member of PETA that he's a beefcake (you might have better luck hunting unicorn).
Accuse a liberal of plagiarizing Biden every time they burp.
Go the the Sierra Club office/treehouse and hang a sign outside the bathroom reminding the tree huggers of the Golden Rule, therefore toilet paper is hereby banned from use.
Attend a speech given by Rahm Emanuel, make that beeping censor noise every time he talks, except when he drops an F-bomb.
Convince people to register Democrat by promising membership involves lots of conveniently unspecific screwing.
Send PETA a cease and desist order from People for the Ethical Treatment of Real Ocean Life (PETROL) informing them the pens their offices use use ink extracted from squid.
Get the Koch brothers to sponsor a mailing of autographed pictures of Scott Walker to all Democrats, yes, all of them.
Petition the U.N. to make April 1st Global Warming Day.
Get 10 friends together to watch MSNBC at the same time to create a mysterious ratings spike.
Barge into a Planned Parenthood with a crying baby in your arms and demand your money back.
Go to any Democratic headquarters and announce that you are a registered Republican and your tired of the way President Obama has been treated and you're ready to show your support for him by re-registering to Kenyan.
Potentially start a Pakistani Muslim-esque riot by placing a personal ad on Craigslist in San Francisco titled "Looking For Love in all the Wrong Places" under the name G. Bush.
Distribute "special" brownies at demonstrations to legalize pot...neglect to mention they're special because they're made with Ex-lax.
Go into an uber-hipster coffee shop and throw a fit when they wont give you an off menu item, like coffee.
Ask every long haired hippie man you see for their autograph and that you love them on The View.
Photoshop years out of Nancy Pelosi's Wikipedia photo to make her look 70.
Brag to your liberal friends that you've decided to be friendlier to the environment by taking your bike everywhere you go, and then prove it by showing them how you keep it in the trunk of your car.
Do the magic trick where you pull a coin out of a Democrat's ear, but instead of a coin use a mini plastic brain.
Make them breathe a sigh of relief by telling them Helen Thomas is now registered Republican.
Get liberals to sign a petition forcing a Jeopardy showdown between the super-computer WATSON and TOTUS.
Barge into Planned Parenthood with a wire hanger and brag about how they taught you everything you know about choice.
Program the auto correct feature on their word processor to change words like "revolution" and "fair share" and "progressive," or anything else that sounds like liberal whining into "I <3 Reagan."
Change the nationality of every Democrat bio on Wikipedia to "Hell."
Make national news by starting a CNN fan club.Add a comment
I don't mean to alienate anyone by asking this question, but when did it become extreme to not spend money that doesn't exist?
Now either I'm hearing resentment from the voices in my head, or the credit cards in my pocket, or it's the third choice...my inner Democrat.
We all have it, we just refer it as something different. Anakin Skywalker called it the dark side of the force.
I've banged my head on this wall for a number of posts, but what the hell is wrong with those guys? If there is a more eloquent way to put that I wouldn't know because it must be buried under 14 trillion dollars of debt.
That's $14,000,000,000,000.00. If you count the 4 then there are literally the same amount of zeros serving in Obama's cabinet.
Does this "number" mean anything to liberals? Anything at all?
This is sheer madness, basically the GOP says "hey, lets cut $51 billion."
Then the Democrats come back with 11 billion as their first, best and final offer. They don't even have the decency to throw in sweeteners like, "when the Chinese repo the country we'll spare your families from their slavers."
Lets be clear, NEITHER number is even remotely close to being remotely close to being remotely close to being acceptable. The GOP wants to cut the deficit down by 5%...that's not extreme...that's a layup with no defense and a step ladder.
We can't just cut to reduce the deficit, we have to cut to reduce the debt as well. We are talking about the life of the country being at stake.
Meanwhile, USAID is moaning that 70,000 children will die because of a GOP budget...have the math whizzes over there figured out many will die if the entire economy collapses?
Also, just today Zero number nine (which is like client number nine, except she's screwing us), Kathleen Sebilius says our healthcare system is like that of a developing nation and it will stay that way if the 10 years of funding for 7 years of ObamaCare is overturned. A developing nation? Is she stating the problem or their goal?
Then there is the CBO saying that Obama is understating his deficits to the tune of trillions! These people aren't serious...or they're doing this on purpose.
The Democrats are screwing this country into economic oblivion, and much to the chagrin of people like Helen Thomas you can't "accidentally" have sex.
I don't know what the motivation is, but at this point I don't think any other conclusion can be drawn. It took years of GOP incompetence to build up the kind of debt liberals racked up in just a couple of years, and they did it at a time when they KNEW it the tide needed to be reversed.
The government may be liberal Nirvana, but the reality is if shuts down over the budget fight the only tragedy that would come from it would be that the devil has to take a time out from dragging Uncle Sam to Hell so both sides can rework what the ETA will look like.Add a comment
What happens in Brazil...well...at least we finally know he has American pride.
It just hit me...Adobe should become Obama's new PR firm. Why pay people to spin reality with their mere words?Add a comment
I couldn't possibly come up with a better list of possibilities. Here are my favorite five...
* All legislators will now have to find real jobs, but there are few places that consider voting yes and no on lots of stuff as qualifying experience — and certainly they won’t be $200,000 a year for that.
* Obama will end up on the side of the road with a sign saying, “Will make impotent proclamations for food.”
* Federal prisons will shut down and all the prisoners will escape. They’ll probably have an easier time finding gainful employment than the legislators.
* Without the federal government, each state will now become and independent country. If your state wants to invade Kentucky and steal all its gold, you better be quick about it because I bet a lot of other states have the same idea.
* There will be no federal enforcement of borders, so it will be up to the states now without any outside interference. That means you can finally build that fence to keep Californians out.
See the rest at IMAOAdd a comment