Sep 14 2011
In 2008 Democrats blew into DC ready to show the world how their visions of heavy handed and bloated government can solve any and all problems. After all, at the core of all their positions and planks squats their benevolent God “Government”. Can’t buy a home, the liberals will make home values worthless so anyone can. Can’t get health insurance? Liberals will make health services so poor and limited anyone can get crappy insurance from the government. Can’t find a job? Government will keep pulling money out of the job-creating private sector and wasting it on stupid projects, and instead give you unemployment for life (the deadest of dead ends).
That is what President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid brought us. And then the American voter started kicking them out of power. First in small but dramatic fashion in the Governor races in VA and NJ in 2009, then in the MA Senate special election in January 2010, and then in a historic blowout that dumped Democrats all up and down the local, state and federal tiers of government in November 2010.
If anyone believed that tide of anger has subsided, the two special elections held yesterday prove the anti-government fervor outside the beltway is still red hot and toxic to Donkeys of all stripes:
The Democratic Party’s rare lossof a congressional seat in its urban heartland Tuesday, accompanied by a blowout defeat in a Nevada special election, marked the latest in a string of demoralizing setbacks that threatened to deepen the party’s crisis of confidence and raise concerns about President Barack Obama’s political fortunes.
Even before the polls closed, the recriminations – something short of panic, and considerably more than mere grumbling – had begun. On a high-level campaign conference call Tuesday afternoon, Democratic donors and strategists commiserated over their disappointment in Obama. A source on the call described the mood as “awful.”
“People feel betrayed, disappointed, furious, disgusted, hopeless,” said the source.
If the Dems are feeling a bit shell shocked (finally, most people would have clued in well before now) the independents are feeling empowered and justified. They know now that once they, as a voting block, tip one way or the other both parties have to listen – even the winners. The mistake the Dems made after the 2008 election was not listening, thus all their deadly mistakes. The vote for change in 2008 was not FOR liberal nonsense. It was for a low-profile approach to our nation’s security problems. An itch that was not scratched one iota by team Obama, who has expanded our war on terrorism into Libya, and backed rebels who are (compared to US standards) no better than the old Qadaffi regime.
But much wore is yet to come. The Dems are now facing a major scandal involving lining the pockets of their contributors with hard earned tax payer money:
Newly uncovered emails show the White House closely monitored the Energy Department’s deliberations over a $535 million government loan to Solyndra, the politically-connected solar energy firm that recently went bankrupt and is now the subject of a criminal investigation.
The company’s solar panel factory was heralded as a centerpiece of the president’s green energy plan — billed as a way to jump start a promising new industry.
All other industries in America have been decimated under liberal mismanagement, with the one exception of the mythical ‘green’ jobs (who are close cousins to those ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure jobs we heard so much about). That is because this industry was handed billions in tax payer money – in this case to a major democrat money man who makes all those silly conspiracy theories about the GOP being the party of rich patrons a sad joke. The White House applied obvious and clear pressure on the selection process – just by being their constantly watching. I can tell you from first hand experience, when congressional or white house reps show up, the bureaucrats start groveling and genuflecting and looking for any window to show they can obtain the goods – which of course can lead to lucrative and ego bloating promotions.
So remember that when you read these other bits of damning evidence of White House ‘monitoring':
… the Obama administration was keenly monitoring the progress of the loan, even as analysts were voicing serious concerns about the risk involved. “This deal is NOT ready for prime time,” one White House budget analyst wrote in a March 10, 2009 email, nine days before the administration formally announced the loan.
So the White House even had pockets of concern, over ridden by higher ups who pushed to keep the calendar for the President’s photo ops. Think this WH staffer is going commit perjury over this?
“If you guys think this is a bad idea, I need to unwind the W[est] W[ing] QUICKLY,” wrote Ronald A. Klain, who was chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, in another email sent March 7, 2009. The “West Wing” is the portion of the White House complex that holds the offices of the president and his top staffers. Klain declined comment to ABC News.
No one will raise a single objection when the desire to make it happen (usually at any cost) has been made clear form on high. Klain is going to be an interesting character in this drama, with his name out here in the open. The email indicates clear and rapid communication channels between the clearly dodgy ‘selection’ process and what benefits the selectees would get (and these guys got the best of the best of the best deal).
Also note the dates – just prior to the big announcement. It seems political cronies won out over due process and fairness. So now the US Taxpayer has to bail these liberal cronies out of their financial hole. No one is bailing out Main Street, they just keep robbing us blind and pretending to play God.
Time to end this nonsense and shrink government down to the BARE MINIMUM.