Dec 21 2009
It’s very hard to be upbeat this Christmas, what with over 10 months of failed job stimulus behind us and the promise of another 10 months of the same ahead. Because of rampant liberal madness in DC we the American people now owe extra trillion dollars, with another trillion coming this next year. We the people are now faced with 11% unemployment, and 17.2% underemployment, with over 4 million people clinging to the last bit of the jobless safety net, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program.Â And we are being promised another year of the same – if not worse.
During all this incompetence and failure from DC, the liberal Democrats keep bribing their way (with our money) towards a catastrophic health care bill. A bill which will add new taxes now, start killing off more jobs now and not do a damn thing for health care until after 2012. Thankfully, the liberals have established such a glaring example of incompetence and failure they have set the stage for wiping out the Democrat Party in the up coming elections.
… caucus chairman John Larson (D-Conn.) told the group he wanted them to hear first from Rep. Michael Capuano, who’d just returned from a primary campaign for the Senate seat in Massachusetts vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy.
ano took to the microphone, looked out at his colleagues and condensed what he’d learned into two words. “You’re screwed,” …
The nation does not want DC messing with health care right now. It wants good paying, career oriented jobs (not flagman jobs on highway construction). It does not want more debt piled on our children and their children, we want to be able to make a good living and take care of our kids. We don’t want a nanny state – we want independence.
Those voters likely to come out in a rage next November, after we suffer through this holiday in a mess, are just licking their chops to throw the bums out. The Dems are screwed. If they think 1994 was bad they will soon find out what bad is really like. In 1994 we had just beaten the evil Saddam Hussein, the Iron Curtain of oppression had just fallen and democracies were blossoming all across the former Soviet Union. The need for warriors on the front lines had just dissipated massively (which had been the traditional conservative strong point).
Even more the nation was recovering from a mild recession and the nation decided to give the Democrats a shot at bringing on that Nirvana they keep claiming is only a few lefty policies away. Against this back drop the Democrats were booted from decades of control of Congress because of liberal over reaching.
But in 1994 the over reaching (and incompetence) never had a chance to stop the peace spreading across the world or the booming 1990’s dot com bubble.
2009 is not 1994 – it will be much, much worse for Democrats There is no peace spreading through out the world, there is no booming economy in motion. There is no buffer to hide the liberal insanity.
Leading the charge to political oblivion is the President and leader of the Democrat Party. He has reached a polling tipping point, where is die hard supporters number around his die hard opposition. According to Rasmussen Reports’ presidential index the strongly oppose group has reached 43%, while the strongly support had reached 26%.
This can easily be extrapolated to the Democrat party and Congress, which fairs much worse than the President, which today sits at 66% opposing and 27% in favor according to RCP.
Now let’s fast forward to April 15th, 2010. There will still be high unemployment and underemployment. There will still be record breaking deficits. There will be no fix to health care. There will be more people fed up with liberal fiction.
Now let’s fast forward to Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer. Jobs will not have come back, the deficits will have grown some more and the health care taxes will be biting hard (but no fix scheduled for 3 more years). The summer economy will be in a shambles. More foreclosures, more bank closings, more angst and suffering.
Now let’s move to July 4th, where the DC democrats will be pretending they saved the planet and the country. The stagecraft will be glaringly at odds with the reality of more months of a jobless recovery.
Now forward to Labor Day. School is starting and people are struggling to afford new supplies and clothes. The underemployment picture will not have changed, and we face a fall just like the one we just went through.
Does any sane person think the Democrats will be rewarded at the voting booth by the army of seniors and independents who will be coming out in angry droves? The only question we have as a nation right now is can we survive until next Thanksgiving, when we may actually be giving thanks for a new lease on life.
The image above is from one of Charles Dickens’ most disturbing passages in his classic “A Christmas Carol”. The characters are ignorance (the boy) and want (the girl). The warning Dickens gives is worth remembering this year:
This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both,
and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy,
for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the
writing be erased. Deny it.’ cried the Spirit, stretching out
its hand towards the city.
Ignorance is the path towards slavery and suffering. We cannot afford to be ignorant any longer. We cannot afford to believe in the fantasy siren song of the delusional left. We can no longer sit by and watch as all we worked for, all that those who came before us fought and suffered for, is destroyed by the ignorance permeating DC.