Day Two of the Charlotte Web of Lies leads to some real fun.
To recap in the last 48 hours we are worse off than we were 4 years again and we’re better off than we were 4 years ago, God doesn’t exist, God does exist, Jerusalem isn’t the capital of Israel, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, relations with Israel have never been better, relations with Israel have never been worse, Obama will be speaking in an open stadium, Obama will not speaking in an open stadium. I know politicians like flip-flopping, but usually it’s that their positions change over years, months, sometimes weeks…this is the first time I have seen positions change with tide without having to invoke hyperbole.
Then of course there is that joke of an acceptance of the party platform, which seemed to have over half the delegates not accepting it because it wasn’t left enough but Villeregosa saying it has the needed two-thirds necessary to pass…this is what Democrats apparently consider democracy.
Tonight was a bit sparse on interesting points…yes there was the near constant drivel on Republicans are evil, Republicans are going to destroy medicare, Republicans want to skewer the poor, roast them on spits and eat their flayed carcasses…blah, blah, blah…
But what do you expect.
They had Elizabeth “Dances with Bullshit” Warren.
“Republicans say they don’t believe in government. Sure they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends. After all, Mitt Romney’s the guy who said corporations are people.No, Gov. Romney, corporations are not people.”
Thank you Liz for showing you know less than nothing about history, law, or the nature of how an economy works. The legal fiction of corporate personhood needs to exist for the economy to work…I dread what the world would be like without that particular legal fiction…but you could just look at what the world looked like before corporate personhood (i.e. what was the world like before the 1600’s).
“People have hearts,”
Except maybe Democrats who are willing to let Israel be destroyed in a second Holocaust, are willing to let the innocent in Syria and Egypt be butchered by the close friends of this Democratic president, and we’re all more than willing to do nothing in Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur under a Republican president as well as do nothing in Rwanda, Somalia, and almost Bosnia (until Tony Blair dragged Clinton in). Also as I recall the most recent study on charity shows it’s Republicans who give the most, not Democrats…but what do we heartless Republicans know about having a heart. It is so much more important to rant and rave about giving and caring than to actually show it in action, often humbly and not seeking praise or attention.
“they have kids,”
You know I’m pro-choice…but given the Democrat’s party’s eagerness to fund every abortion they can, keep in mind they removed the line that abortions should be rare from the platform, this line rings a little hollow. Also this is just disingenuous from the party that is absolutely opposed to school choice and school reform. You know the most important thing in helping kids.
“they get jobs,”
this one’s too easy, but I have to anyway…they get jobs? Not under this president!
“they get sick,”
Well I’m certainly sick of your pointless drivel.
“they cry, they dance.”
I will be dancing and crying tears of joy come the night of November 6th when the asshole is voted out of office.
“They live, they love, and they die.”
They’ll be doing a lot more of the last one if we have Obamacare.
“And that matters. That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people.”
They run this country. Because that doesn’t have any disturbing totalitarian overtones…no, none whatsoever.
“And that’s why we need Barack Obama.”…to take a long walk off a short pier.
Sandra “Julia” Fluke was dull and whiny as usual from her first words:
“Some of you may remember that earlier this year, Republicans shut me out of a hearing on contraception”
No Sandra you were locked out of a hearing on religious freedom…something you know nothing about, so you had no right to be there. It went downhill from there. It was all whiny drivel about the freedom to get birth control…the law student apparently has never heard of the Griswold v. Connecticut which guarantees the right to buy birth control (just not to have others provide it for you) and (and you’d be an idiot to think you’d get ¾’s of the states to pass an amendment against that or to think that even conservative judges are about to overturn that one). So really this is about as made up an issue as you can get.
I could make fun of every dimwitted line of Nancy Pelosi’s speech…but I think it’s more fun that she was caught this weekend saying that the secret to Democrat victory in the House is gerrymandering.
And then there was pathological liar, user and abuser of women (not to mention sometimes rapist…yeah between him and Kennedy it shows they really love women) Bill Clinton.
“A man who ran for President to change the course of an already weak economy and then just six weeks before the election, saw it suffer the biggest collapse since the Great Depression.”
And you don’t think that sudden drop might have been caused by the fact that every business could read the writing on the wall, that Socialism-boy was going to win, and it might be time to batten down for a long storm. But it would take intelligence to see a correlation between those two events.
“A man who stopped the slide into depression”
The Dems seem to really like the word depression all of a sudden. Not that there is a single iota of data to suggest we were on the verge of a depression…but it’s fun to see how the economic troubles of 2008, while a fixed moment in history, have somehow gotten steadily worse as time goes on.
“I want to nominate a man cool on the outside but burning for America on the inside.”
I would too Bill. You’ll have to settle for someone who is inept on the outside and burning with rage against America on the inside.
“A man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama.”
You know, if you were to just read that line on paper without knowing the context, but knowing what a vicious, hateful creature Michelle is, you might think this was an insult.
Now read these two paragraphs:
“In Tampa, we heard a lot of talk about how the President and the Democrats don’t believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everyone to be dependent on the government, how bad we are for the economy. […]
“We Democrats think the country works better with a strong middle class, real opportunities for poor people to work their way into it and a relentless focus on the future, with business and government working together to promote growth and broadly shared prosperity. We think “we’re all in this together” is a better philosophy than “you’re on your own.”
So you don’t believe in free enterprise and the individual. You just said as much Bill. You see the economy as “with business and government working together” we see it as business and individuals working together. And then of course we get to the fact that Democratic policies hurt middle class and ruin opportunities for poor people. Really what it is the Democrats believe that “we’re in this together and if I can’t succeed then you can’t succeed” where the Republicans are “Grow up, you must reap what you sow, individuals may help you, but government isn’t there to be your parent.
“Who’s right? Well since 1961, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24. In those 52 years, our economy produced 66 million private sector jobs. What’s the jobs score? Republicans 24 million, Democrats 42 million!”
Convenient he leaves out the economic powerhouse of Eisenhower. Also nice that he leaves in Kennedy with his cut taxes pro-growth policies that would be more at home in the GOP these days. But of those Republicans he mentions, Nixon, Ford, and the Bushes were big government liberals in policy. And most of that job growth you list bill came from Kennedy’s tax cuts or you riding the wave of Reagan plus a Republican Congress. But why should facts matter. Who is right? Well that all depends on what the definition of “right” is? If “right” means you’re actually going to tie your conclusion to facts and reality then it’s not you or Obama.
“It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics.”
Yes and it’s a damn good thing Republicans were there to end Democrat supported Jim Crow. Now if only your party could support education reform that would lead to true equality of opportunity.
“I am grateful to President George W. Bush for PEPFAR, which is saving the lives of millions of people in poor countries and to both Presidents Bush for the work we’ve done together after the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane
That’s the basic argument right there.
Katrina and the Haitian earthquake. Through my foundation, in America and around the world, I work with Democrats, Republicans and Independents who are focused on solving problems and seizing opportunities, not fighting each other.”
That’s the self aggrandizing egocentric Bill Clinton I remember. The kind of man who could exploit a young woman for his sexual gratification and never feel a qualm about it. Kind of reminds me of the ego of someone else.
“They think government is the enemy, and compromise is weakness.”
Big intrusive government is the enemy. I think someone realized that when they said “the era of big government is over.” And real compromise isn’t weakness (like when Democrats made suggestions on how to improve the Ryan plan and Ryan not only didn’t fight them but eagerly put those changes in)…it’s the media and modern left’s definition of compromise: “Do everything we say, get nothing you want or you’re an obstructionist who doesn’t believe in compromise.” We have do not problem with rational compromise, we have a problem with strong-arming masquerading as rationality. And yes we do have our more line in the sand moments, but only because we’ve seen it’s the only way to get half of what we want, anything less and you bulldoze over the RINO faction of our party.
“One of the main reasons America should re-elect President Obama is that he is still committed to cooperation.”
I mean just look at the billions he’s given lunatics in Egypt to fund their massacre of women, gays, Christians and Jews. Very cooperative on our part.
“He appointed Republican Secretaries of Defense,”
Technically he just asked the Bush Secretary of Defense to stay on so he wouldn’t have to show his liberal foreign policy too soon.
“President Obama’s record on national security is a tribute to his strength, and judgment, and to his preference for inclusion and partnership over partisanship.”
You know if you ignore Iran with a nuke, betraying Israel, Obama and Alexrod personally leaking classified information, not supporting the democratic uprising in Iran, letting Tunisia, Lybia, and Egypt fall to people more psychotic than before, not doing anything in Syria, and of course wanting to be more flexible with Vladamir…nope nothing to complain about his foreign policy.
“He also tried to work with Congressional Republicans on Health Care, debt reduction, and jobs, but that didn’t work out so well.”
Because he’s a crazy socialist and took a my-way-or-the-highway attitude to all of those things and offered no compromise on anything.
“Probably because, as the Senate Republican leader, in a remarkable moment of candor, said two years before the election, their number one priority was not to put America back to work, but to put President Obama out of work”
Bill, he said nothing about not wanting America to get jobs…he said we need to get rid of Obama, probably because Obama is the single greatest impediment to growth there could ever be. We want growth. We want jobs. We want to earn piles of money and we want everyone to have the opportunity to earn as much as they want…but that isn’t going to happen as long as Socialist-in-Chief is around. Bill, you were annoying, this guy is destructive.
“In Tampa, the Republican argument against the President’s re-election was pretty simple: we left him a total mess, he hasn’t cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in.”
Actually I believe the line is that our party for too long was in the hands of pseudo-liberal compassionate conservative who basically acted like Democrats, they in collusion with the Democrats screwed everything up since 1992 and now real conservatives are back. But this brings up a general flaw in the Democratic party logic. They claim the Tea Party is the new extreme wing of right. But they claim that the Tea Party is going to do the same things that the old liberal wing did to screw things up. Unless you’re a Democrat you can’t logically have it both ways.
“I like the argument for President Obama’s re-election a lot better. He inherited a deeply damaged economy, put a floor under the crash, began the long hard road to recovery, and laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for the innovators.”
Bill you’re mixing up Reagan and Obama. Reagan laid out the road for prosperity and fixed the country in three years. Obama keeps laying the road for total destruction, and low and behold we’re on it.
I may not agree with Newt on everything…but it was Newt who got the 90’s working, not Bill
“Though employment is growing, banks are beginning to lend and even housing prices are picking up a bit, too many people don’t feel it.”
Employment isn’t growing, and what growth there is is in underemployment. Banks are loaning only because Obama is strong-arming them, like you did, which is creating a new problem. And I hate to tell you this, but houses are still overpriced. The high prices are not a sign of a healthy economy they’re a sign of another bubble.
“I experienced the same thing in 1994 and early 1995. Our policies were working and the economy was growing but most people didn’t feel it yet. By 1996, the economy was roaring, halfway through the longest peacetime expansion in American history.”
Maybe because you worked with the Republican Congress, instead of refusing to pass a budget.
“President Obama started with a much weaker economy than I did. No President – not me or any of my predecessors could have repaired all the damage in just four years.”
Reagan could have. Reagan did. The Carter Economy was much worse than what Obama inherited. And yet by turning to capitalism instead of socialism, things seemed to work out.
I’m done…Clinton keeps lying and distorting and making crap up. It’s Slick Willie, did you expect anything else…but dear God did this run long.