Sep 20 2010
One of the wonders of this election cycle is watching Democrats pretend they still have a prayer at the polls. Everyone knows they overstepped with the American people and are going to pay a heavy price for their arrogance. What is stunning is how the DC insiders are just now realizing why you don’t elect complete novices to executive positions. The results of handing incompetents that much power is truly staggering.
There is a great article out that highlights this realization from an insider’s view. I just now tripped over the 3rd and final installment, but that alone is telling. It is the confession of a Democrat political insider, deep within the Political Industrial Complex. The format of the interaction is a comment from the interviewer, and then the response from the insider. First, some hints at this insider’s background.
With all due respect, you sound like a disgruntled employee. No, not even close. I wasn’t on the books. I’m a contract player – I worked the ground game, I have been at the White House during this and other administrations, done meetings both formal and informal, and talked regularly to White Housers over the last two years who enjoy top level access. That is a big thing – access. I could get at it, but let me tell you, the feedback I got, and the things I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears, it was a terrible letdown. This is not 2008 anymore, not by a long shot. For most of the last year, you want to know what question keeps playing in my head?
The comment ‘not on the books. I’m a contract player‘ indicates this person is not White House staff, not a government employee, but a political consultant. The person has been in the business possibly as far back as the Clinton administration, though they could be a neutral advisor like a David Gergen who works for either party. The person has had access to White House staff since the beginning of Obama’s administration (talking to ‘White Housers‘ for two years). So we can assume this is not some low level consultant.
What this person finally admits openly is not a surprise to those who opposed candidate Obama on the grounds he had no experience worthy of electing him leader of the free world:
What question was that? WHAT THE HELL HAVE WE DONE? Now that may come off terribly disrespectful to the president, but so be it. What have we done? We were led to believe this man was one thing, but everything I have seen, heard, and understand, points to the indisputable fact he is not what we hoped for. Not what we were promised. Maybe he might have been. Maybe a full term or two in the Senate and he would have had the experience and maturity to handle the job of President of the United States. But right now – the man is simply not up to the task, and yet it is loyal Democrats who are paying the price for his incompetence and incoherence. The health care bill? Do you know I was told he has never read the bill? Not one part of it? NOT ONE. Sounds like something you would hear on one of the talk radio shows, right? And I wouldn’t normally consider such a possibility, but this came directly from one of those good Democrats who might now see their political careers ended because they supported that bill and now its being used against them like some political sledgehammer. How is that supposed to make someone who put their career on the line feel? Betrayed. A whole lot of us are feeling betrayed these days and it just pisses me off.
It was all a grand facade – and the Democrats fell for it. One characteristic that has really begun to attach itself to liberal-think is simple mindedness. A strange and immature world view that basically boils down to anything can be done by anyone with little or no experience. It probably comes from too much TV-Land, where all things are simple and can be resolved in 60 minutes. But reality is much more humbling. I have a fun test for people who think they are know-it-alls. I ask them to show me how great they are by ripping up a napkin or tissue. After being duly impressed with their prowess, I then ask them to make a napkin or tissue from raw materials. It is a simple product, it has taken many lifetimes to perfect
Obama is such a liberal-think person. He acted as if all he had to do was wave his presidential hand and people would fall in line and make him look good. It’s why he golfs so much, to stay away from the hard decisions. Decisions he has put in the hands of a young and ignorant staff. It is why an administration without a single business owner or worker, all tenured academics who pretend to understand how reality works, screwed up the stimulus opportunity. It is why this administration was led around by BP during the Gulf oil spill. It is why Obama sees no incoherence in claiming the necessary conditions for withdrawal from Afghanistan will be by a date certain next year.
These are all signs of someone thinking at a very low and incompetent level. If it was not our nation at risk, you get the feeling this is a comedy where some actor and president look-alike comes off the street and solves all the world’s problems with nothing more than sincere intentions! Oh wait -Kevin Kline already did that one.
The Democrats, in pure desperation for power, followed Obama to this devastating end because they did not vet the man, or contemplate all the possible things that could and would go wrong. It was the same way with the stimulus bill. Democrats had their rose colored glasses firmly in place, only thinking about the accolades that would rain down upon them once the mythical Keynesian forces of government largess swept across the land. It never dawned on them it would take 1-2 years to get the money flowing, and by that time they would be up for reelection and being graded on how well they dealt with the economy.
Same thing with health care and cash for clunkers and the mortgage bail out programs – no one ever really sat down and worked out what could happen. Dems even admitted they had no clue what would happen until their wild-guess legislation passed and was enacted! Now we know – health care premiums are sky rocketing and the government is threatening to bankrupt insurance plans that attempt to stay solvent. No one ever considered the fact that the health industry runs on miniscule margins, and any more unfunded mandates could tip the whole thing over.
Democrats got what they deserve in 2008. The liberal media got what they wanted. And now, after two years of seeing the results of their efforts, we as a nation will bury once and for all the idea socialistic, liberal or progressive ideas are anything more than naive and ignorant wishful thinking. As the insider clearly states from the party of the progressives:
Democrats need to rise up within the party and say enough is enough. We have allowed ourselves to be carried far too far to the left of the mainstream. You know what word I cannot stand? Progressive. Enough with this “progressive” crap. Shut up about it. We are Democrats. Anyone who wants to call themselves a Progressive I say show them the door – they are doing nothing but killing the Democratic Party.
Sadly, it may already be too late to save the party. The GOP and the Teat Party Movement have tapped into the silent majority who once allowed DC to decide what is best. The mood in the land now is to roll back the federal government as much as possible. The push for limited government, confined to clearly expressed constitutional limits, will remove the power of DC elites to grab people’s incomes and play God. And without taxpayer funds, liberal fantasies remain just that – fantasies.