Jul 19 2010

When Denial And Propaganda Fail – Reality Strikes!

I have been saying since the NJ & VA blow out elections for governor in 2009 the Dems were in deep trouble for 2010. In fact, I predicted that the parameters of the stimulus bill rushed through congress in February 2009 would be the foundation of dramatic democratic failures in 2010. Here is what I wrote in April 2009:

This country will continue to bleed red ink at never before seen rates, and the economy will not be responding. The stimulus bill, has I have noted over and over, is not getting the money into the economy to generate jobs.

I suspect the bleak state of the sluggish federal government’s liberal experiment on socialistic spending is heading for spectacular failure. The DC liberals actually do believe the fantasy that government spending can turn around an ailing economy, that racking up massive debt doesn’t drain the capitol out of the markets, and that raising taxes on businesses doesn’t cut jobs. I mean, they really did believe this fantasy!

And now they face the reality of a free market. They will see how impotent government pork compares to the American economic engine unleashed by reducing taxes and the burden of government. We will all see it.

Dick Morris noted important polling data in an article yesterday which illustrates the train wreck coming towards the DC democrats:

But beneath this superficial support, Obama’s specific policies run afoul of the very deeply felt convictions of American voters. For example, the most recent Rasmussen Poll asked voters if they wanted an economic system of complete free enterprise or preferred more government involvement in managing the economy. By 77-19, they voted against a government role, up seven points from last month.

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By 62-20, they said government spending, under Obama, was “out of control.”

When we complete this summer of economic wreckage, those numbers will not be stuck just to abject policies. They will be firmly attached to Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the Democrats who believed in those nonsensical liberal fairy tales about government’s role in free economies. They will, rightfully, be blamed for both not fixing the economy AND for uselessly wasting more taxpayer money in a year than any clowns in history have ever done.

Emphasis mine – and that was April 2009!

I knew the stimulus bill would fail because I knew the government cannot ‘turn on’ massive spending immediately. While there may be projects out there technically ready, the fact is the government paper work required to move money, expand scope and change schedules is incomprehensible. I have spent the last two years helping the government define a project to upgrade a major national asset. The asset exist and is not new. The job it does is well known and performed everyday. The existing system is out-dated and risks falling apart from lack of spare parts. And yet here we sit here 2 years in, still waiting to get started. This is the norm of government programs. This is considered speedy.

This is why it took so long for the federal bureaucracy to respond to the oil spill. Bureaucrats think of why things should not be done, not how to get them done (they hire private contractors for that side). Bureaucrats comb endless libraries of outdated and wasteful policy and procedure to make sure every single rule ever conceived is addressed. That is how they make a living. Their job is to slow the process and cross check everything through committees and reports no one reads.

So it was no a surprise that the stimulus bill would fail to stimulate for years after its passage. Apparently all that unemployment money added to the bill was to give the bloated and sluggish bureaucracy time to produce results. Which is why Dems are still begging for unemployment money, trying to buy time for something which will never happen under their policies – a recovery.

I predicted this when the bill passed and underscored my prediction in many posts since passage. All that time the media and the Democrats were in deep denial, confident the liberal fiction really was true. Confident in their naive concept of replacing the world’s leading economy with the mediocrity of bureaucrats in government offices – playing the all-knowing, all-seeing gods of personal success. The Dems have been attempting to replace an economy that is the best of all human history, one that raised the standard of living of all the people to unforeseen heights.

Who in their right mind could ever contemplate trading a vibrant economy for bureaucrats? And yet the Dems did. Their liberal media groupies followed suit, and it is only now that they have fully realized the depth of their errors.

Under pressure, the Democrats are cracking. On both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, there is a realization that Nancy Pelosi’s hold on the speakership is in true jeopardy; that losing control of the Senate is not out of the question; and that time, once the Democrats’ best friend, is now their mortal enemy. Since January, when Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat, the President’s party has tried to downplay in public what its pollsters have been saying in private: that Obama’s alienation of independents and white voters, along with the enthusiasm gap between the right and the left, means that Republicans are on a trajectory to pick up massive numbers of House and Senate seats, perhaps even to regain control of Congress.

This should not be a surprise. If you take your car to the shop and spend $1500 dollars and it comes out in worst shape you fire that shop and find one that can actually fix your car. If you are sold an exaggerated investment, which turns out on closer inspection to be a dud which loses you money, you avoid the person who conned you out of your money like the plague. No matter how they promise to make it right the  next time, asking for more money to try again, you walk away and look someplace else. And if you can, you turn the scoundrels in and hope their is still justice in the world someplace. But no matter what, you never deal with those people or groups again.

So why is this normal human response considered unbelievable when it comes to failed politicians? It seems the delusions of the left know no bounds. It seems the Dems feel they can screw up and screw us until a certain date on the calender, and then their silver (forked) tongues will lift them out of harms way!

What has kept the easily panicked denizens of Capitol Hill from open revolt until now was a shared confidence that there was still plenty of time to turn things around, and that the White House had a strategy to do just that.

The two-part scheme was pretty straightforward. First, Democrats planned a number of steps to head off, or at least soften, the anti-Washington, anti-incumbent, anti-Obama sentiment that cost them the Massachusetts seat. Pass health care, and other measures to demonstrate that Democrats could get things done for the middle class; continue to foster those fabled green shoots on the economy, harvesting the positive impact of the massive economic stimulus bill passed early in the Administration; heighten the contrast between the two parties by delivering on Wall Street reform and a campaign-funding law to counteract January’s controversial Supreme Court decision. Use all of those elements to contrast the Democrats’ policies under Obama with the Republicans’ policies under Bush, rather than allow the midterms to be a referendum on the incumbent party.

How egotistical can you get? I have seen this strange thinking many times in government contracting. It still boggles the mind it has not been rooted out as borderline insane. Instead producing quality results, people simply start shoveling their BS faster expecting volume to count more than quality. It is a strange human behavior that accelerates digging the hole in expectations the hole will be filled and avoided.

Anyway, as the horrible output from Dems kept piling up, the American people kept getting more and more fed up. Until now when it is clear the Dems will likely lose the House, a historic number of governor seats and many state legislatures. Now we have reached the point where even a GOP 10 seat pick up in the Senate is not considered impossible.

And why is America rejecting the Democrat brand? We don’t like it, want it or (truth be told) need it to succeed. We would be better off without it. It’s that simple.

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10 Responses to “When Denial And Propaganda Fail – Reality Strikes!”

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  2. OLDPUPPYMAX says:

    Unfortunately, November is a LONG time off. The democrat party, the national media and every other leftist group and organization will be FLOODING the airwaves with tripe, drivel, propaganda and outright lies for weeks–probably months–before Nov. 2nd rolls around. We already know that blacks will vote at a 95% + clip for democrats. The only question revolves around turnout. Government employees at all levels are staunch democrat supporters and will no doubt vote in great numbers as their jobs depend upon union-friendly, left wing politicians more concerned with donations than actual work. Perhaps the biggest wild card–among LEGAL voters–will be women. This brain-dead group is responsible for Hussein’s election and will no doubt decide how many republicans are finally elected to both the house and senate. What a chilling thought.

  3. dhunter says:

    Talk to your disinterested friends and neighbors. Register Grandma and grandpa in the nursing home and get them absentee ballots. Do NOT let the Unionized Nursing home help give grandma and granpa assistance filling out absentee ballots lest they end up helping them vote Demrat.
    Take someone who would otherwise not vote with you. We need every legal vote to make up for the Demrat hijinks.

    No doubt Pinnochio will play the race card, the illegals get to vote card, the no ID required to vote card, and put up dem friendly legislation that the repubs must oppose to try to gain back their lost votes.

    Funny how the Rats would push card check to allow union thugs to see who’s voting how but will not require an ID at the polling place!

    I expect Obama to either legalize the illegals or just encourage them to show up and swamp the help at the polling places.

    I hope someone tries to stop or intimidate me and my family at the polls I will be sure that they make it onto the nightly news!

  4. AJ,

    Sean Trende over at RCP has come through with the first look at how bad off the Democrats are doing in the down ballot 2010 state races.

    It is Federal House redistricting Doom’s Day for Democrats:

    If the Republicans win just the Governor’s races in which they are presently leading, and flip the chambers that are close, Republicans would control redistricting (using current reapportionment projections) for 214 House seats, and have a say in another 149. Democrats, on the other hand, would control redistricting for only 33 House seats, and have a say in the same 149. The remainders are either single-district states like Delaware, or are governed by non-partisan redistricting commissions. This could have brutal consequences for the Democratic Party for the next decade.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/07/19/governor_race_outlook_bleak_for_dems.html

  5. Frogg1 says:

    Americans aren’t happy with either party right now (they still remember the fiscal irresponsibility of the Repubs when they were in power). They are also clearly aware that neither party will take on the hard issues for fear of politcal correctness. So, problems like Social Security, fiscal solvency, etc keep getting bigger. I was listening to talk radio this afternoon, and I think the growing theme I am hearing is “ruling class” vs “Country class” if I can use Rush Limbaugh’s expression. I think this next election could be a real cleaning house of “ruling class” politicians. I hope the next couple election cycles can put in place representatives of the people, by the pople, and for the people. I think we all want the government we deserve, and we all feel we deserve better than what we have now.

  6. oneal lane says:

    My over-arching concern and question is: how is it that a majority of Americans were so blind and stupid, yes stupid, enough to vote for this man.

    For even the least inqusitive person it was plain that this man was an American hating marxist.

    A victory in November is a small gift. We have serious problems with political ignorance in the general population.

  7. Wilbur Post says:

    What makes me laugh is that these morons thought their POS healthcare “reform” bill was their idea of “doing something for the middle class.” It’s like having a dopey dog who takes a poop in the middle of the living room and then looks at you like he brought home the blue ribbon or something. I can forgive the dopey dog but the dopey politicians….. LET THEM EAT THEIR STUPID HEALTHCARE REFORM!

  8. crosspatch says:

    People will even be more upset once the dollar goes to hell and they realize that buried in that health care bill is a provision that every transaction of gold over $600 must be reported to the government via a form 1099.

    http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=11843

    ALL gold transactions in excess of $600 will soon be tracked by the federal government.

  9. dhunter says:

    crosspatch,
    I knew there was a reason to not buy gold I remember the last time a president attacked gold.

    Buy land and barter in food, skilled labor and ammo?