Dina Titus is the last person I would have expected to channel Dick Cheney. Like the former vice president, Titus dropped the F-bomb in a frank conversation with democrats. Unlike Cheney, who in 2004 famously urged Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., to indulge himself in a physically impossible sex act, Titus directed the profanity at her own party. The Nevada representative, in a closed meeting with fellow House freshmen and Speaker Nancy Pelosi two weeks ago, said that democrats everywhere would be “f—ed” if they didn’t learn from this month’s loss in the Massachusetts special senate election.
The left media and the Obama regime will try to spin this every way they can to explain away why Brown won. The only thing they will get right is that the voters are angry, but they will still be off the mark for the reason they are angry.
Obama says and the media accepts that the American people are mad at 8 years of George Bush and are STILL taking it out at the polls. Oh com’on. Accepting that there is some truth to that back in November ’08, that excuse won’t sell this year.
“Voters are pretty tired of the blame game,” said longtime Democratic strategist Steve Hildebrand, a top aide on Obama’s presidential campaign. “What a stupid strategy that was.”
There is a big segment of the Obama voters (I won’t call them democrats) who are angry at being taken for a ride. Those voters are angry at the severe left turn that party has taken. How else do you explain the recent increase in voters who identify as independents? These aren’t voters who have left the republican party.
The media (and Frank Rich) will try and spin Obama as a victim of big, greedy interests who have him pinned down. This is a new tack: the president as a victim we should feel sympathy for? I can’t think of anything that would make the electorate angrier – expecting US to feel sorry for a predicament that he and his supporters are trying to sell us? That’s not going to play well, either.
With so many Americans out of work or in financial straits, it’s hard to feel sorry for a guy who pays little attention to a would-be Christmas day bomber between rounds of golf.
How many parents were wondering how they could provide Christmas for their children while their president slept in a $4000/night estate in Hawaii?
Sympathy is a tactic that won’t work. Don’t even try to play that card, Mr.Obama.
Bear with me if this becomes a flight of ideas but I think I’m onto something – or I’m schizophrenic. You be the judge.
Joanne Woodward/The Three Faces of Eve
The 2 party system that we have has splintered off in major ways and it’s a more dangerous way for the democrats, specifically. The democrats risk being labeled and lumped with the progressives, who are way off the democrat/left side of the charts and are really Marxists with a more palatable moniker. I mean seriously, can you imagine Hillary standing up in a debate and admitting to being a marxist?
Of course not. She answers the question with elaborate subterfuge as she frames her marxist ideology with early 20th century Americanism.
Now, by Hillary’s definition, being a marxist progressive doesn’t sound so UnAmerican, does it?
The democrats are grappling with a pushy, bossy, crude, rude and loud far left faction. These are the folks like Al Franken and Nancy Pelosi who are both saying “damn the torpedoes, full health care down your throats! We don’t care what the people of Massachusetts said!”
On the normal, almost sane side of what has been known historically as THE democrat party are politicians like Evan Bayh. These guys are cautioning their far left comrades to stop, back up, and take a look at the landscape:
“There’s going to be a tendency on the part of our people to be in denial about all this [the Massachusetts election],” Bayh told ABC News, but “if you lose Massachusetts and that’s not a wake-up call, there’s no hope of waking up.”
As I said, I think the personality break in the democrat party is much more dangerous than that in the republican party. The progressives want to REMAKE America, throw out the Constitution and write a second (read that- new and different) bill of rights. Their counter parts, the tea partiers, want to RETURN America to it’s original founding and the original contract with America, the Constitution.
The tea partiers have become a major force in the republican party and their impact on the Massachusetts race can’t be underscored enough. Like the democrat’s progressives, the tea partiers are loud and bossy but nothing close to as crude or rude as their counter parts. As a rule they don’t participate in the kinds of dirty tricks that the progressives have. One need look no further than the treatment of Sarah Palin and the whisper campaigns/lies about her and her family to see the level that the progressives will go to further their agenda.
To be clear, the tea partiers are not a faction of the republican party. There a large number of independents, some democrats and many republicans in their ranks. They are conservatives of many kinds, fiscal, social, etc. and the so-called angry mob who believe their country is being stolen from them by the marxists progressives.
What we have is a schizophrenic battle. The American psyche has disassociated into multiple personalities and at least one or 2 of them are fighting for ultimate supremacy.
But historically, in America, it doesn’t work that way. No one party can or should ever control every thing. It’s a recipe for tyranny and having done it now for over a year, the lesson has been learned, I pray. We have seen what happens when one party is shut out and not allowed a voice at any legislative table. A nation that prides itself on the premise of fair play, won’t stand for this kind of one-sidedness for long. And in less than 10 months, they will rectify this.
As Evan Bayh said, “Whenever you have just the furthest left elements of the Dem party attempting to impose their will on the rest of the country — that’s not going to work too well.”
No Senator, it hasn’t worked too well and Virginia, New Jersey and now, Massachusetts have proven that. Let’s hope that your words aren’t falling on marxist progressive deaf ears.
New racist stereo type: You own a pickup, you’re a racist.
These people will never admit that there is actually an ideology break between this president and congress and the American people that has nothing, whatsoever, to do with race. But now even New Englanders are redneck, pickup driving, gun toting race haters.
My God. Will it ever end with these jerks? Will they ever get it?
Coakley attorney Marc Elias speaking now, claiming spoiled ballots … Elias is Al Franken’s former campaign attorney. Yep.
They are setting the stage. Here comes the long, drawn out contested race from the (presumably) losing side.Coakley will claim that the other side cheated and there will be all kinds of recounts and recounts of recounts.
We’ve received several independent and disturbing reports of voters across the state being handed ballots that are already marked in favor of Scott Brown. This is obviously a serious violation, and our legal team is taking immediate steps to protect the integrity of this election.
We do not yet know why this is happening, but you and everyone you know needs to be aware of the situation so that you can carefully inspect your ballot. If a vote has already been marked, you must return the ballot to the elections official, demand a clean ballot, and call our Voter Protection Hotline at 617-351-6866.
The democrats are going to use Palin to try and incite mistrust and fear among this year’s voters. Kerry is already invoking her name in the Coakley/Brown race even though she has not campaigned in Massachusetts with or for Brown.
“I’m no stranger to hard fought campaigns, but what we’ve seen in the past few days is way over the line and reminiscent of the dangerous atmosphere of Sarah Palin‘s 2008 campaign rallies,” Kerry said in Boston.
Where are the followup questions to this? Like for instance, what dangerous atmosphere? Who and how many Palin supporters were arrested for intimidation, bullying or sign burnings – all of which Kerry is stating has gone on against the Coakley camp? Give us some names and some concrete instances, Senator Kerry, of this same thing happening in Massachusetts.
And here comes the A-word that we will be hearing so much about in this year’s elections:
At a Coakley campaign rally on Jan. 15, Kerry admitted “there is anger out there,” both in Massachusetts and across the nation.
“It’s justified anger,” Kerry said. “It’s understandable anger. People have lost their jobs. Many people have had their life savings wiped away. People have seen homes taken out fro under them in countless numbers across our nation. And there’s a fear and an anxiety out there. Let me tell you, let’s not forget where that anger ought to be directed.”
According to Kerry, the anger should be directed at Republicans – “at the people and the principles and the policies and the party that threw out the regulators; that opened the floodgates of greed, that invited in the worst economic times in this country’s history – and I believe turned its back on fairness and common sense in this country.”
Hope and Change has been shelved because – well – it hasn’t worked out.
Let’s don’t be misled. They have a plan and it’s starting to materialize in Massachusetts.
The plan now is to tap into or create the perception of voter anger. They will make you believe that the American people are righteously angry at the Republicans. The Republicans have said NO because what the opposition is doing is simply wrong and blatantly unConstitutional. Right thinking people are not angry about that. In fact, we will be proud to be the party of NO.
The American people are angry but the dems won’t accept being the epicenter of that emotion. When the elections come in November, and they get fired, I bet they still won’t figure out that it’s their fault they are unemployed.
“To the extent that she [Coakley] wasn’t doing as well as she expected, it was because the issues weren’t a factor in the race,” said Mr. Frank “It was a personality contest. Mr. Brown is not running as a kind of people committed conservative that he is and that he has the right to be.