Jul 07 2010
In these days of super-slick media packaging it is too easy to hide the true essence of a person running for office. As the Democrats are now fond of admitting openly, you have to elect us (and pass our laws) before you know what you will get. Anyone remember the roman columns as “The One” stepped down from on high to accept is nomination as Democrat candidate for President? Now that was some slick packaging.
But while the media packaging of the campaign can obscure the candidate in endless mind-candy sound bites, once in office there is not much the propagandists can do about hiding deep inexperience and/or bad judgement. That’s how we now get creeps like Rep Eric Massa, crooks like Rep William Jefferson and buffoons like Rep Hank Johnson in office.
However, our young and inexperienced President has really been a different kind of shock. He was totally rolled by the liberals in Congress with his SEUI protection package – also known as the stimulus bill. This mislabeled package of pork of course did nothing for the economy but make it worse. He then went on to lie and bribe his party into destroying our health care system for all (not insuring all). And his administration’s response to the Gulf oil spill has been an endless stream of errors, bureaucratic delay and red tape, media spin/control and golf courses. How could he cap that?
I am not surprised that just about everyone, just about everywhere, is scratching their head over Obama’s reaction to the Arizona immigration law. A law thatÂ totally mirrors the federal immigration law, thus being just as equitable and constitutional. The nagging question is what does the President think he is doing?
The Obama administration’s lawsuit over the stringent Arizona border law might have just made the incline a little steeper for many Western Democrats, providing instant fodder to Republicans who are already optimistic about regaining ground lost over the last two election cycles.
The dust from the Department of Justice lawsuit filed Tuesday is just starting to settle, but the reflexive sense among strategists on both sides is that it will be a net negative for Democrats this fall.
â€œThis is a tough issue for Democrats,â€ said former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm, a Democrat who is co-director of the Institute for Public Policy Studies at the University of Denver. â€œPolitically, I just canâ€™t think of any place in the West where this is going to play well.â€
Heck, Arizona does not even prosecute and judge the accused, they just transfer the illegals to federal law enforcement for prosecution! How could that not be the ultimate check on over zealous police? AG Holder, who decided the AZ law was unconstitutional before he even read it, has no case for the suit. None.
But beyond the legal ineptitude, the political ramifications of this action will not go over well in the south or east either. The scourge of day laborer gatherings have spread well up the East Coast. The fall out will not be limited to the West and will toss out a good number of democrat representatives who may not have been endangered prior to this.
As the country feels the economic bite of the incompetents in DC, all the while seeing how the ‘connected’ special interests are not only surviving but thriving, they realize the democrats are the party hoarding all the economic life boats. They are the upper class getting first shot at safety, while the rest of us scramble to keep our heads above water. We have already lost millions to this economic storm.
And so when these partisans who talked big about “hope and change” decide they are going to come rescue illegal aliens – before they lift a hand for main street America – the message is clear. The priority in DC is not small business or main street or the hard-working middle class. The liberal upper crust has determined the only ones worth fighting for right now are the poor and uneducated illegals who came from outside our borders.
What kind of political genius thinks this will work out for the party?
And that is why Americans will throw the bums out on their arrogant and snooty asses this fall.