Apr 25 2010
A friend of mine sent me a picture of a hilarious bumper sticker (foul language alert), which perfectly sums up the mood of the country towards the now ultra-liberal democrat party and its leader President Obama. Due to its crude language I decided to not post it since many long time readers expect this site to be pretty safe for family reading. The message is clear though – no one has screwed up this big so fast as Obama and his party. And the mood of the country is pretty foul in response to this achievement.
We as a nation were deceived with a political siren song. led to believe Obama and his Democrats would be moderate centrists and listen to We The People. To that I say fool us once, shame on us. What we wanted is still valid. The fact a charlatan preyed on our hopes and made false promises does not diminish the vision that was created.
There is a great essay in American Spectator which communicates the situation better than I could. Some pertinent sections:
The defining moment for the Presidency of Barack Obama came early, in June, 2009. It was one of many health reform extravaganzas to come, this one televised by ABC from the East Room of the White House, a town hall among health care experts and consumers.
Over five years later, her mother was still living happily with her family as a result of the highly advanced medical technology she received. So Jane, still displaying her own spirited fight for her mother’s life, very articulately asked the President if under his vision for health care there would be any consideration given for a certain spirit, or joy of living, or quality of life, in providing medical care for those of advanced age. Or would there just be a cut-off at a certain age.
The President replied that we as a culture and a society have to learn to make better decisions about end of life care. And when the wise, central planning Washington bureaucrats discover the evidence shows the care is not going to improve health, they can let your doctor know, and let your mom know, maybe this is not going to help, maybe you’re better off not having the surgery and taking the painkiller and going home.
Jane just told him that without the surgery her mother would be dead, and he responds with a hypothetical that maybe she would be better off taking the painkiller and going home.
It has become evident over the health care fight that the liberals see cutting payments and services as the essence of health care reform. They recoil at the accurate label of the ‘death panel’ system they are now putting in place, but as Obama’s own example of cold hearted bureaucratic reason shows, that is exactly what is happening. They just don’t like to be reminded of it. Health care is now government rationed health care. It will now cost more to get what we now have and will soon be losing.
The Democrats were warned that everything they proposed would make matters worse: health care costs would go higher and services would be limited. Is it any surprise that Obama’s own administration, bound by reporting laws set in place decades ago, isÂ now reporting the truth instead of the mealy-mouthed propaganda lies?
Going back to the American Spectator article:
The American people never voted for such a radical left takeover of America. Barack Obama ran on a net spending cut at the federal level, a tax cut for 95% of Americans, a promise of a new era of post-partisan political peace, and a pledge to sweet talk Iran out of “unacceptable” nuclear weapons.
Winning power through such consistent, thorough deception, the Democrats have no mandate for their left-wing extremism, and are just further angering and rousing voters as a result. That is another huge dark cloud indicating the coming political tsunami.
That dark cloud in my mind is how the Democrats are naively pretending their deception is working and they continue to try and dismantle our freedoms. Cap & Trade, Immigration Reform which makes the McCain-Bush plan look brilliant in comparison, tax increases on everything (called the VAT), all are efforts to throw as much on the books as possible before the fools are ejected from office.
They must naively think they can use the liberal media and courts to save their edifice to liberal ego – big government. But the opposite is happening. The opposition is strengthening and solidifying. It is NOT backing the GOP or far right conservatives who look down their noses at centrists as well. This is a centrist uprising and its goal is to dismantle the federal beast so no other power-mad political party can gain control and tell everyone how to live like them. Each attack on the opposition by Democrats increases the number and resolve of the opposition. They are now building the tsunami of their own political demise.
In the 19th and 20th centuries democratic government took over as the preferred model of civilization. In the latter part of the 20th and into the 21st century Democrat Government became the nanny state, bloated and incompetent. It went from being the answer to Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness to being the greatest threat against those ideals. Now is the time to trim back the beast – by half at least. Now is the time in humankind’s history to bring balance back to civilization.
When a Democrat seat in NJ is a solid GOP pick up because there is a moderate GOP candidate running, that is a signal of things to come. When a liberal CA Democrat Senator in deep blue CA is in trouble and likely to lose her seat, that is a sign of the depth of anger out in the nation. When a MA seat held by the icons of the OLD Democrat party is lost in an off year special election by a comfortable margin with huge turn out, that is a measurement of the depth of the political tsunami coming. We are seeing a sea change in the minds of the govern. They no longer support the governing institutions, and they have the political power and will to change this situation.
We can measure the backlash all over the country. It is only the delusional liberals in DC and the media who deny the signals. Old guard liberal scions in Congress are facing something they never expected – defeat:
Rep. David Obey has won 21 straight races, easily prevailing through wars and economic crises that have spanned presidencies from Nixon to Obama. Yet the discontent with Washington surging through politics is now threatening not only his seat but Democratic control of Congress.
Obey is one of nearly a dozen well-established House Democrats who are bracing for something they rarely face: serious competition. Their predicament is the latest sign of distress for their party and underlines why Republicans are confident of big gains in November, and perhaps even winning back the House.
There are some models out there showing history making losses in the House. Most pundits see the Democrats easily losing 8 senate seats, it is just no one has yet seen polls showing 1 or 2 more losses in the Senate which would mean losing both houses. But they will come. Losing 9 senate seats would be historic right now, but there could be more.
Party affiliation has swung back to the right of center with a vengeance. As fast as the Democrars blazed ahead against the will of the people they have lost the support of the people. The response has been comical and politically toxic. The liberals in DC in the media began attacking the centrists who (1) gave the Democrats a shot at leadership by voting for them the last 2 election cycles and (2) became disaffected with them when pushed through far left policies – all of which have failed to date.
When the liberals attack the Tea Partiers, who primarily reject both parties and basically oppose DC’s current bloated and nit-picky incarnation, they attack the broad center and heart Â of America. You might as well run as an Islamist Mullah decrying all aspects of western civilization, you’ll get basically the same response in the voting booth.
After years of watching liberals protest violently at economic summits and the like, and after seeing videos of union thugs beating up blacks and calling them nigger, or breaking the legs of a young women in LA who works for a GOP official, the cry that the far right was going to insight violence was probably the point all credibility for the Democrats was lost. I have been so fed up with politics in general since that epitome of propaganda was floated last week I have become completely disinterested in politics. And I suspect I am just one of millions.
I, like most Americans, are now just biding our time until November and cataloguing all the stupid acts which make our desire to dismantle the federal bureaucracy a reasonable response to irrational fringe behavior in DC. There will be no riots or violence. Â People will take the reigns of power from the parties and fringes and simply curtail them all. Â The Democrat party is heading for the ash heap of history, their brand too tarnished to resurrect again. They should have listened to the lesson of 1994.
There will also not be a need for an independent party unless the ultra-conservatives balk at having to deal with moderates. Â Anyone is free to establish an impotent, fringe party – but it will have no effect.Â The centrists are rising up and making their voices heard. Too far left and you suffer the fate of Crist in FL. Too far right and you suffer the fate of JD Hayward in Arizona (trying to unseat Sen McCain).
The rule was established in VA, NJ and MA where center right candidates destroyed Democrat candidates who could no longer pretend to be members of a centrist party. With the far left liberals doing so much damage from DC, being a Democrat is pretty much a political death sentence. Which frees the centrists to help direct the path of the GOP.
The talking is done, the dies are cast. All we can do is wait until November to bring in the change most of us had hoped for. A return to center-based solutions and the end of the mad pendulum swings of the fringes. Â Anyone can join the center and be a part of the rebirth of America. Unlike the fringes, we don’t have litmus tests. Except one: Reagan’s 11th commandment is the law of the land. You can oppose an idea or policy or even an general strategy. But you leave individuals to make their case and win if they garner the support required.
No more back stabbing or name calling. No more undercutting democracy when the majority has spoken. That is what the fringes are for.