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Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Saturday, November 07, 2009


Early in the titanic Obama Administration, Americans had acquiesced to acquiring multi-billion dollars in additional debt on assurances from the president himself that the unprecedented amount of spending was for the primary purpose of preventing unemployment from rising above 8%, and that the borrowed money was specifically targeted to "shovel ready" projects and so would "hit the ground running" and instantly "jump-start" the flat-lining economy.

Almost a year and a trillion dollars in new debt later, on the one year anniversary of Obama's election, unemployment has hit--and surpassed--the dreaded 10% marker, a watermark not reached in 26 years.

That followed the news that--as reported on October 22--the polled decline of Obama's popularity since July has been the steepest of any president at the same stage of his first term in more than 50 years.

Meanwhile, the president's party suffered the stunning losses of the governorship of deep blue New Jersey and the return to red of Virginia's in the first round of elections since Obama's own a year ago.

Abroad, the president has two left feet, always starts off on the wrong one, and puts the other in his mouth whenever he tries to hip-hop across the trip-wired mine field of international relations while American troops are stationed and fighting in two theaters of a war which he, the Commander in Chief, doesn't even consider a "real" war (as troops die on a weekly basis).

What we see is a much-ballyhooed ship, believed by its stockholders to be "unsinkable," that is recklessly steaming across dangerous waters on its maiden voyage and hitting ice-floes and iceburgs in the dark.

Unnoticed by many, however, the hull has already gotten gashed beneath the waterline, popped rivets, and had its integrity compromised. The hold is taking on water now and there is a slight but perceptible listing. The passengers have become uneasy and have started to ask questions and complain. The crew is confused; yet all they hear from the captain and his complement is:

"Everything is under control. It was just a couple of scratches."


Blogger Stanley said...

Which will happen first...will this poor weirdo blow an artery or will he convince himself of the great "conservative" (what did these freaks ever conserve?) tidal wave?

Here is why Macaca went red...because Deeds ran as a conservative...confirming what sane people already knew:

Here's a summary of polling of 800 Virginia Democrats and Independents who voted for Obama in 2008 but DIDN'T BOTHER TO VOTE in 2009:

Creigh Deeds seen as "not progressive enough" by huge margin. 64% of Democratic Obama voters and 58% of Independent Obama voters said Deeds was "not progressive enough" compared to only 8% of Democrats and 16% of Independent Obama voters who said he was "too far to the left."

Obama's voters want the public option. 88% of Democratic Obama voters and 80% of Independent Obama voters favor a public health insurance option to compete with private insurance plans. 93% of those polled said health care is "very" or "somewhat" important when they vote.

Creigh Deeds hurt by opposition to public option. When asked, "Before the election for Governor, Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds said he would side with conservatives and push for Virginia to 'opt out' of the public insurance plan. Did this make you more excited or less excited to vote in this year's election, or did it have no impact?" 41% of those polled said it made them less excited, only 6% said it made them more excited (7 to 1).

Without a public option, Obama voters will continue to drop off in 2010. 43% of Democratic and Independent Obama voters said they are less likely to vote at all in the 2010 general election if Congress does not pass a public option as part of health care reform, compared to only 8% who are more likely to vote. If they do vote, by 46% to 6%, they will be less likely to vote for a Democratic candidate if Democrats do not pass a public option.

12:11 PM  
Blogger John said...

I never said there was a resurging, Republican "tide," stankey.

You keep putting words in my mouth to justify your blurting non sequiter, and having to hyperbolically misquote me in order to make my position sound ridiculous, and so discredit me, because accurately quoting me would accomplish no such things.

In other words, you're just making shit up.

You're lying.

The point is that it was you miscreants on the left who were gloating about some resurging liberal tide, a "realignment" that was supposed to have crashed down upon and "broken the backs" of the right, and washed away for good the last remnants of the GOP.

You're still waiting for that to happen, imminently, any day now, while you lose two states and beautiful upstate NY takes on a ruddy hue just in time for Autumn.

So when you try to ridicule me for supposedly engaging in the same delusion that you yourself sucked in like a bong hit--i.e. that it was I, not you, who destroyed his credibility and made a fool of himself by boasting about some "tide" that never quite reached the shore-- you are, of course, projecting.

See, stankey, if any of that "Doomsday For The Gop" crap that you were gloating about --and still gloat over--was true, neither Christie nor McDonnel would have had a snowball's chance in hell of turning deep blue Jersey red, or taking VA back, especially when--as posted here, twice--"The 'O' Man" aggressively stumped for their opponents, and within a year after the fabled "re-alignment" and "End of the Gop" supposedly occurred with last year's anamolous election.

But none of it was true. There was no "re-alignment."

And the only "laaaannnnnslide!" was Bob McDonnel's.

Let me sing you a song, stankey. It goes something like this:

Ol' McDonnel had a farm
E-I, E-I, Oh.
And on this farm he SMACKED DOWN Dems,
E-I, E-I, Oh.
With a landlide here
And a red state there,
George Washington's state,
Tom Jefferson's state,
George Mason's state,
And Jersey state
E-I, E-I, Oh.

Have a nice day, stinkey.

7:54 AM  
Blogger John said...

"If the Dems get tough..."


7:55 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Liberal Nation in a Liberal World:

Worldwide poll: Vast majority say capitalism not working

November 9th, 2009

Dissatisfaction with capitalism is widespread around the globe 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall that heralded the demise of European communism, a poll released Monday showed.

Only 11 percent of people surveyed across 27 countries thought free market capitalism is working well, while nearly a quarter -- 23 percent -- said the system is "fatally flawed." A bare majority, 51 percent, believed its problems can be solved with more regulation and reform, the poll said.

In only the United States (25 percent) and Pakistan (21 percent), did more than one in five people agree that capitalism works well in its current form, the poll conducted for BBC World said.

The survey of 29,033 adults comes after the worst global financial crisis since the 1930s Great Depression and amid celebrations of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which abruptly ended the Cold War.

And it reflects growing concerns among the public and politicians that the world's economic system has failed to live up to its promises. In Europe's post-communist eastern bloc, where residents have lived through both communism and capitalism, a poll released last week suggested capitalism is losing favor with the public.

Research by the Pew Research Center showed the percentage of people approving of democracy was markedly lower in the former Soviet bloc compared to a similar 1991 poll.

Eighty-five percent of respondents in East Germany supported the change to democracy, but even this was down six percent from 1991. The figure dropped 24 percent in Bulgaria, 20 in Lithuania, 18 in Hungary and eight in Russia.

Japan's recently-elected center-left prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, launched a broadside last month against the excesses of capitalism in his first parliamentary address since taking office.

Speaking on his vision of a kinder, gentler society guided by the spirit of "fraternity," Hatoyama said market forces were useful for a country but must be tempered in order to create a livable society.

"It is self-evident that free economic activity in markets invigorates society," said Hatoyama, 62, who swept to power in August elections, ending more than half a century of almost unbroken conservative rule.

"But it is also obvious that the idea of letting markets decide everything for the survival of the strongest, or the idea of 'economic rationalism' at the expense of people's lives, does not hold true any more."

Doug Miller, chairman of polling firm GlobeScan, which co-conducted the BBC survey, said: "It appears that the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 may not have been the crushing victory for free-market capitalism that it seemed at the time -- particularly after the events of the last 12 months."

12:43 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Oh, dasrite, they haven't been telling us how the GOP is coming back and will crush in '10 and it's a conservative country...whadda crock. I guess he's realized it's time to pretend they never said that. So, maybe some sense of reality is trickling into the tiny brain.

As for the guv elections, they had NADA to do with Obama...they lost because they weren't liberal reformers...The Daily Show nailed it when they juxtaposed two clips of Ari Fleischer; One was from this past election and one was from his stint as press secretary. In the former he said that this was indeed a reflection on Obama, in the latter he said that local elections are just that, local, and they do not mean anything to the presidency.

You dumb dogs can't hunt shit.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Yes, Stanlee...they seem to have less adoration for the crucial multi-wars against tair all of a sudden. And they certainly are not supportating the troops.

12:50 PM  
Blogger John said...

"The Daily Show nailed it..."


5:52 PM  

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