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Stupid Liberal of the Day…Our old friend Paul Krugman

 

I’d say he’s the dumbest person to ever get a Nobel Prize…but have you seen some of the crap they’ve given it out to in the last couple of decades?

Paul Krugman is at it again.  After having to make up lies to try and face off against Senator Rand Paul  (He claimed the federal workforce is down under Obama…as blatant a lie as you can get…state and local employment is down, federal employment is up, way up) he further shows off his idiocy with a brand new rant of lies and desperation to keep Obama in power.

 

In “Obstruct and Exploit” he makes the rather farcical claim that the economy is not the fault of the Democrats (the Democrats who control the Senate and refuse to pass the budget) as good people and the Republicans are evil obstructionists.

 

Actually he makes several bizarre claims…like that Romney is a Keynesian who wants to use military spending to create jobs.  Paul, I know you’re a dimwitted hack, but do you know how to listen to speeches or how to read policy papers?  Romney is concerned primarily about defense spending because with Chinese expansion in the Pacific, a resurgent al-Qaeda from the Arab Spring, and Putin wanting to reestablish the Soviet Empire you’d have to be as dumb as Ron Paul or Neville Chamberlain to not see that maybe we might need an American military to deal with problems that are obviously coming.  The fact that cutting defense would cut jobs merely tangential to the discussion, but true.  The goal of Romney’s policies with defense spending are to protect America and Classical Liberalism in general, not to create jobs.  But you’d have to actually read his statements to know that.

 

But let’s actually deal with the heart of his argument.  You can’t blame Obama because his ideas have been stopped at every turn (let’s ignore that Obama had a Democratic Congress for two years and only did things that ruined the economy…yes I’m sure Obama would have suddenly come up with good ideas if his party was still in power…).  For instance Obama has the American Jobs Act, which Krugman implies would have saved America.  (Again let’s ignore that not all of Obama’s Democrats voted for the bill.)  As Krugman points out “Obama proposed boosting the economy with a combination of tax cuts and spending increases,” (and let’s ignore the 5.6% tax increase on the wealthy that was in the bill so we can’t call it a tax cut, chalk another lie up to Paul Krugman).  I’m personally stunned just at the statement lower taxes and raise spending…cause the raising of our debt even further is a bright idea how Paul?  Show me cut taxes and cut spending and cut regulation and then you might have a plan that would work.

 

But let’s go over the AJA to see what it has in it.  That Krugman in his infinite idiocy thinks would work…and for fun let’s compare the points from the Romney plan.

 

So here are the points of the bill according to the White House web page  (and keep in mind this bill may be dead, but these are Obama’s ideas and this is what he will have in a second term so it is relevant even if this bill died).

 

 

  • Cutting the payroll tax in half for 98 percent of businesses:
  • A complete payroll tax holiday for added workers or increased wages
  • Cutting payroll taxes in half for 160 million workers next year

So let me get this straight here, further making Social Security unsound is a good thing?  Yes I love having more money, and I would love if we were to privatize the whole thing, just paying off on benefits for everyone who is going to be on Social Security in the next 10 years…but that’s not what this is.  It’s keeping the same Ponzi scheme but simply making it more insolvent.  Good plan genius.  You know I like the extra money, and I hate social security…but under this plan it will cost me and future generations more in the long run.

 

Meanwhile the Romney plan offers real tax cuts that will actually spur growth of business (i.e. job growth) and actually end up putting more money in your pocket.  (All points of Romney’s are taken from his 59 point plan and are italicized…Romney has a lot more than that plan…but I’m trying to be fair here and compare one bullet pointed plan to another…if I actually compared substantive proposals of Romney to what passes as substance from Obama it would just be more embarrassing for the President and Krugman)

Eliminate taxes for taxpayers with AGI below $200,000 on interest, dividends, and capital gains

Eliminate the death tax

Pursue a conservative overhaul of the tax system over the long term that includes lower,

flatter rates on a broader base

Reduce corporate income tax rate to 25 percent

 

 

 

  • Extending 100% expensing into 2012
  • Reforms and regulatory reductions to help entrepreneurs and small businesses access capital.

So we’re going to force more banks to make more bad loans (probably to Obama cronies like every other Obama “investment”) and we’re then going to let them write off the investment they made with money that banks were forced to give them (and if every other Obama venture is any indication they’ll be allowed to pocket the money, declare bankruptcy and have the loans forgiven by Obama).  And as icing I’m sure Obama will blame the banks again for the effect on the economy.

 

And instead of regulations designed to help Obama supporters, Romney has real regulation reform in his plan that will help every business.

 

 

Repeal Dodd-Frank and replace with streamlined, modern regulatory framework

Amend Sarbanes-Oxley to relieve mid-size companies from onerous requirements

Initiate review and elimination of all Obama-era regulations that unduly burden the economy

Impose a regulatory cap of zero dollars on all federal agencies

Require congressional approval of all new “major” regulations

 

 

  • A “Returning Heroes” hiring tax credit for veterans

Again picking winners and losers, not what the government should be doing.  Not improving the economy to actually create more jobs, we’re just going to make it a good call for businesses to fire their existing employees, hire new ones (probably at a lower rate) and a tax write off for it.  (Now the good news is most businesses won’t behave in this terrible fashion…except, you know, the kind of bastards who pay off Obama for crony connections).

 

Screw helping this group or that group, Romney has the reform that will kill the single biggest killer of jobs there is:

Repeal Obamacare

 

  • Preventing up to 280,000 teacher layoffs, while keeping cops and firefighters on the job.
  • Modernizing at least 35,000 public schools across the country, supporting new science labs, Internet-ready classrooms and renovations at schools across the country, in rural and urban areas.

Yeah that’s it, we need the federal government getting involved in local and state matters.  Oh, and given the spectacular behavior of teachers in Chicago, getting an average of $76,000 a year (before benefits) to get 80% of students to learn nothing…it’s clear that what the education system needs is new facilities and keeping all the current teachers…and not, you know fire all the union pieces of shit who offend the very profession of teaching by daring to call their pathetic behavior teaching.

You really want to help workers and really want to get better hiring practices for not only government but all employees try these points from the Romney plan:

Appoint to the NLRB experienced individuals with respect for the rule of law
Amend NLRA to explicitly protect the right of business owners to allocate their capital as they see fit

Amend NLRA to guarantee the secret ballot in every union certification election

Amend NLRA to guarantee that all pre-election campaigns last at least one month

Or maybe let states deal with their own problems.

Give states authority to manage retraining programs by block granting federal funds

 

 

  • Immediate investments in infrastructure and a bipartisan National Infrastructure Bank

Oh great because the Fed wasn’t enough, you need a new bank to fund your own bad behavior even more.

 

You can talk infrastructure build up…or you can reduce the regulations that prevent the private sector from building that infrastructure, like in the Romney Plan

Establish fixed timetables for all resource development approvals

Create one-stop shop to streamline permitting process for approval of common activities

Implement fast-track procedures for companies with established safety records to conduct pre-approved activities in pre-approved areas

 

 

  • A New “Project Rebuild”,

I’m sure that project is shovel ready and won’t be a waste like every other thing you’ve done.

 

I’ll take not killing a project that will actually create jobs and improve the economy over Obama’s shovel ready BS.

Support construction of pipelines to bring Canadian oil to the United States

 

  • Expanding access to high-speed wireless

Holy shit, when did Internet become a right?  You want Internet you buy it or go to Starbucks like everyone else…I am not subsidizing everyone’s ability to access porn on high speed wifi

 

I’ll take energy over wifi any day

Open America’s energy reserves for development

 

 The most innovative reform to the unemployment insurance program in 40 years:

Because people need more incentives not to go find a job.

A $4,000 tax credit to employers for hiring long-term unemployed workers

Again, trying to get businesses to just create jobs isn’t going to work.  You need to improve the fundamentals of an economy to create growth (which would include lowering taxes, lowering regulation, lowering government, lowering the deficit, strengthening the dollar, and getting free trade agreements—none of which this administration has done).

 

Or maybe you can be responsible for your own life

Facilitate the creation of Personal Re-employment Accounts

 

 

  • Prohibiting employers from discriminating against unemployed workers

So you mean I can’t take into account whether a person was fired or not in deciding whether they’re going to be a good employee…like every other form of “discrimination” legislation in the last 30 years this is just a pay off to the trial lawyers and will result in even less growth and less jobs.

 

Or instead of making more bad lawsuits you could have real Tort reform.

 

Reform legal liability system to prevent spurious litigation

 

  • Expanding job opportunities for low-income youth and adults through a fund for successful approaches for subsidized employment, innovative training programs and summer/year-round jobs for youth.

“Subsidized employment.”   You’re kidding right?  You’re going to pay people to hire people.  (And keep in mind Obama was touting this plan as including tax cuts…so where exactly is the money for this coming from?  Oh I forgot Obama won’t be happy until the debt is three times the size of the GDP.)

 

But how about rather than subsidizing hiring people but actually making a climate where you can actually hire good people.

Support states in pursuing Right-to-Work laws

Reverse executive orders issued by President Obama that tilt the playing field toward organized labor

 

  • Allowing more Americans to refinance their mortgages at today’s near 4 percent interest rates

This would be a choice for the banks, not the government…which means the President is planning to control the banks even more and force them to do more stupid things…you know the behavior that got us into this mess.

There is no exact counterpart to this, but the fact is that Romney will not rule by fiat, like some people.

 

  • 5Fully Paid for as Part of the President’s Long-Term Deficit Reduction Plan.  To ensure that the American Jobs Act is fully paid for, the President will call on the Joint Committee to come up with additional deficit reduction necessary to pay for the Act and still meet its deficit target. The President will, in the coming days, release a detailed plan that will show how we can do that while achieving the additional deficit reduction necessary to meet the President’s broader goal of stabilizing our debt as a share of the economy.

The humor of this part speaks for itself.

 

But Romney does have some real plans on how to deal with the insane size of government

Immediately cut non-security discretionary spending by 5 percent
Reform and restructure Medicaid as block grant to states
 Align wages and benefits of government workers with market rates
 Reduce federal workforce by 10 percent via attrition

 Cap federal spending at 20 percent of GDP
Undertake fundamental restructuring of government programs and services

 Pursue a Balanced Budget Amendment

 

 

The fact of the matter is that Paul Krugman putting up Obama’s abysmal American Jobs Act as the better part of his proposed legislation shows you how unspeakably stupid Krugman is and how bereft of any real ideas Obama is.  Romney has real plans not just platitudes that have some conception of how the economy works.  Now I’ve breezed over a lot of Romney’s plans, I do this intentionally, I want you to go and do the research on your own and see for yourself that his plans are

 

 

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Charlotte Web of Lies: The DNC Day 1

I just let the RNC speeches speak for themselves.  They were slanted, but meaningful and well done…the DNC is another story all together.  A day of vapidity and lies.  I will include links to the speeches if you want to inflict that on yourself…but I will just sum up the high (?) points for you.

So let’s see day one of the Charlotte Web of Lies began with among other things a tribute to Ted Kennedy.  You have to love this because the party that claims the GOP is engaged in a war on women just honored a man who murdered a woman in cold blood and who was from a family that was famous for treating women as something less than human.  Honoring a drunken piece of filth like Teddy sets the right tone for the Convention: they’ll start by honoring a murderer, bring out bigots and extremists and close out with a rapist and a wanna-be tyrant.

Of course given that the U.S. debt hit $16 Trillion yesterday maybe focusing on the murderer was a bright call.

Harry Reid had some fun quotes:

President Obama’s strength of character leads him to do the right thing, even when it isn’t the easy thing.

Like building giant sand castle statues of himself and plastering the entire West Wing with portraits of himself.  Yes he has character…specifically the character of Caligula.

Some said he shouldn’t save Detroit.

And if you call what that shit hole that makes a third world nation in the midst of a civil war look prosperous, otherwise known as Detroit “saved”, then please Harry let us all fail.  I don’t think we can take any more “saving” of that sort.

Some said he shouldn’t move heaven and earth to get bin Laden. But President Obama made the tough and right call to bring the world’s worst terrorist to justice.

Okay, besides Ron Paul and his stupid followers, who exactly said we shouldn’t go after Bin Laden?  Really Harry, who?  And for a man moving heaven and earth he got rid of all the practices that got us the intel and let’s be honest here, it wasn’t a hard call, anyone would have made that call.  But then again this is the man who finds passing a budget to be a difficult move.

Some said he couldn’t take on the big banks that brought our economy to its knees. But President Obama made the tough and right call so taxpayers will never again be on the hook for Wall Street’s risky bets.

Would those be the risky bets that your party forced the banks to make, and prosecuted and sued them when they tried not to make them?  Yes, yes that would be those risky moves.  The same risky moves Obama is trying to force banks to do again…let me know how it turns out this time.

We must stop the Tea Party before the United States Senate falls into the hands of extremists and ideologues who leave no room for reason or compromise; who don’t recognize common ground even when they’re standing on it.

Really extremists?  How many votes did Barry’s budget get?  0. Seems pretty extreme.  How many GOP budgets will you even let come up to a vote? 0.  Because you don’t want to let a vote stand to show how close they are and if they can work out a deal.  Sounds like you’re the extremist, Harry.

He then goes into another rant about Romney’s tax returns…this coming from a man who makes shit up when it’s convenient.

What a joke.

And this is the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, this worthless, idiotic, hack.

Not one idea on how to fix the economic problems his party and his ideology has created in his speech.  Not one.  Only blaming others and making up lunacy to distract from his gross failure at everything.

Ignoring the line about the “use government in a good way” showing a complete misunderstanding of such concepts as “necessary evil” or “limited government”…it’s the line “government’s something we all belong to” that really bothers me.  Yes I know in context (at least I hope) they mean that as we live in a government of the people we are all part of the governing body… but given the “You didn’t build that” tone of this administration, how can I not feel that they were saying they own all of America as chattel.

A rather flat and pointless address from a radical racist and fan of racist group La Raza Unida…truly a surprising move from the party that brought you the Klan, Jim Crow, and sending Jews back to Germany to be exterminated.  Truly out of step with the Democratic Party’s two centuries of racism and race baiting.

And while we’re on the topic of the Democratic Party’s tradition of anti-Semitism, they led one of the world’s biggest bigoted anti-Semites, Jimmy Carter. I’d tear his speech apart but, it’s dim Jimmy. It’s too easy.

Oh and they removed every pro-Israel stance from the party platform on the same day the Obama is working to forgive a billion dollars in debt that Egypt owes us…a billion that will likely go toward waging a war on and killing Christians, Jews, women and gays.

But the Jews shouldn’t feel left out, all mention of God was dropped from the party platform…where exactly our rights come from I don’t know, but it’s certainly not because we are “endowed by [our] Creator” with them…maybe they flow from Obama…his name is only mentioned more times than any other noun in the entire platform.

But don’t think that there isn’t any mention of God at all at the convention.  If you missed it, the DNC had on their official calendar an event, which more or less implies they have no problem with it, a prayer last Friday…to hell if the prayer was to end the Constitution and replace it with Sharia…quite frankly given everything else these lunatics at the DNC were doing this was pretty tame.

Let’s see they praised the Lilly Ledbetter Act, the darling of trial lawyers everywhere, because, while it won’t do one goddamn thing to improve almost non-existent disparity between men and women’s wage, it will allow for shitloads more frivolous lawsuits.

And then of course the theme from Michelle’s insincere speech: he’s doing his best….and to quote a movie, “losers whine about their best.”

But rather than go line by line through the rantings of this bitter and vicious woman, let’s just look at some highlights:

About her parents:

“They didn’t begrudge anyone else’s success or care that others had much more than they did. In fact, they admired it.”

Really?  How did they screw up with you and not instill that feeling in you?

“Being president doesn’t change who you are — it reveals who you are.”

In this case that would be an incompetent socialist for whom the only thing he knows less about than economics is the Constitution.  A man so narcissistically taken with himself he must have images of himself plastered everywhere he goes and who enjoys being called “The One.”

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Democrats argue for scrapping Constitution

So an Obama aid, Peter Orszag, argued today that we need less democracy in The New Republic,  and the Democratic North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue argued that that we should suspend the Congressional Elections. Two Democrats, on the same day come out with statements about the evils of democracy…I sense a new talking point for the left.
So what are they arguing? Orszag seems to be saying that all of the problems and gridlock in Washington is a problem of democracy. Apparently this idiot does not understand the difference between democracy (where the power is invested in the public on a good day and the mob on most days) and a republic (where power is invested in representatives of the people). He doesn’t understand that we have a Democratic-Republic, where representatives are chosen democratically and that the rules of how those representatives act are not necessarily supposed to be democratic (the filibuster for instance). The gridlock and inability he is complaining about is the result of representatives, not of democracy. It’s also the result of what’s called a system of checks and balances which were literally designed to make sure things didn’t get done as the Founding Fathers had a major distrust of active, large, and non-representative government.  It’s supposed to have gridlock.  If anything it hasn’t had nearly enough gridlock in the last century.

Now, Orszag is correct that John Adams and many of the Founding Fathers had a fear of democracy because it often lead to a tyranny of the mob. They only had to look to the French and their failed revolution to see what happens when you put the mob in charge. And if Orszag was arguing that we needed less democracy and more republicanism, I’d be right there with him. The popular election of Senators has led to nothing but Senators who are more corruptible as the easiest way to bribe a politician is through campaign funds (which you wouldn’t have if you we overturned the foolishness of 17th Amendment); it has led to statesmen who are more extreme in the house of Congress that was supposed to be more moderate; it has made the people who pick Supreme Court Justices and ratify treaties not the most qualified but only the most popular. (I’m just saying that in a world where governors nominate candidates and state legislators ratify those choices, dimwits like McCain and Reid would only get to see the Senate on the capital tour). Also if we had a little less mob democracy and more republicanism we wouldn’t have volumes of useless ballot initiatives every year. On the other hand I think the people should keep the right to vote on overturning laws and recalling politicians (even Senators that they didn’t vote on) this power of veto would give them control over the actions of their representatives, but wouldn’t lead to the insane level of ballot initiatives and lawsuits and legislators overturning ballot initiatives and the people passing more initiatives to counter those laws (or what I call a typical day in sunny California).
But Orszag isn’t arguing for more republicanism. He’s arguing for more central power at the cost of our democratic-republic. The only way to stop the gridlock of legislative bodies is to give final authority not to a house of parliament, but to one man. Orszag’s article is little more than Anthony offering Julius the crown in front of the masses, only far more crass and stupid (Caesar, while a dictator, was never accused of being so incompetent it’s a miracle he had the IQ to perform basic motor functions). Orszag is arguing to give the President the powers that are expressly given to other branches. In other words scrap the Constitution. He may not say that in so many words, but is there any other way to interpret what he is saying? He may say he wants semi-independent commissions and boards that would propose ways out of economic troubles that would only go for up or down votes…but as we’ve seen so often in the last couple of years czars and boards and commissions are tools of an executive branch…and to relinquish power vested by the Constitution to the legislative is just about the worst idea imaginable. First off Congress doesn’t need to do anything other than re-assert its authority as the most powerful and central branch of government, cut the budget, fire the czars, strip the boards of power, and leave Obama a whining lame duck. That will immediately jumpstart the economy.
But then we also have the governor of North Carolina who actually said:

“You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. The one good thing about Raleigh is that for so many years we worked across party lines. It’s a little bit more contentious now but it’s not impossible to try to do what’s right in this state. You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”

Ever notice how “get over the partisan bickering” means “shut up and do what we the Democrats say, and if you dare disagree than you’re an unpatriotic bastard who supports tax cuts for the rich by killing poor people, and if you dare question our divine leader then you’re a racist!”…but I may be reading a bit into that. Then there is that next part “focus on fixing things.” No, thank you. I’ve seen Bush and Obama try to fix things—they’ve only made it worse. Stop fixing things. It’s broken because you “fixed” it. Congress and government know nothing about the economy. LEAVE IT ALONE! But let’s ignore for the moment that Democrats understand less than nothing about economics. Because then we get to her suggesting we suspend elections. Yes, let’s just ignore the Constitution. It’s not like it’s the Supreme Law of the Land that can only be ignored under martial law and only changed by approval of three-quarters of the states.  The slippery slope here is so obvious it almost doesn’t need to be expressed…if you do that how long before Congress just declares their jobs life time appointments? How long before the president does that?  How long before this is no longer a Republic?  No, apparently according to the chief executive in North Carolina the Constitution is much like “the Code” in Pirates of the Caribbean, “They’re more of guidelines.”  Damn what the longer term consequences of such an action would be.  I don’t know if North Carolina has the right of recall for a governor, but if it doesn’t, I suggest that the people of North Carolina take a page from Perdue’s book and just imagine up such a clause, it’s only a guideline after all, and get this idiot out.

On the same day you have two different Democrats, both with access to a pulpit, publically advocating that we should just ignore the Constitution. That’s because it’s a hindrance to their progressive view of how the government should control the economy, thus it should be ignored. That’s because the people elected a much more economically conservative bunch of Congressmen who are doing exactly what they were elected to do and holding the line.  That the Constitution should be ignored because the will of the people doesn’t know best, nor do the representatives those people selected. No, it is only the select few, the ones who want to “fix” the economy with more stimulus, with a jobs bill, with control and taxes and regulation, it’s only this select few who know best and as the Constitution is in the way of that it should be ignored. No, we have a leader who will lead a defense corps of union members (Hoffa said they were an army) against all our political enemies in a lightning fast war. (Feel free to translate that last sentence into German).

If Obama has even a single synapse that fires correctly he really needs to call the troops in and scream at them to stop sounding like they’re advocating a banana republic coup, because if nothing else, if this rhetoric continues you can bet that every major political commentator will start hammering them over to the point where it will not only be a defeat of the Democrats in 2012 but instead a crushing defeat that will leave the GOP in total control of both houses and the White House with not just a win but a mandate. Then again if they want to be suicidal I have no problem with that outcome.

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Polls Numbers and Spin

This is an interesting way to spin something…

In the latest Gallup numbers, Gallup states:

Obama Rates Higher Than Boehner, Reid on Debt Situation

Fine that’s all well and good, I have no great faith in the intelligence of people so I’m not greatly shocked by these numbers…but then I actually looked at the numbers.

Now when you look at it, yes Obama at 41% is higher than Boehner (31) and Reid (23).  But is it fair to say that Obama rates higher?  No it’s not.

Because all you have to do is look at the next column.  52% disapprove of Obama and Reid and only 48% disapprove of Boehner.  It’s only a 4% difference but it’s very telling in both attitudes of the nation and the way that Gallup seems to be spinning data.  The title could have said more Americans disapprove of Democrat handling of debt debate.  Or you could have said over half of the nation disapproves of Obama’s handling of the debt ceiling…but we wouldn’t want to do that.  Why?  Because one of the most basic truths of American politics is that, for the most part, we don’t vote for politicians, we vote against them.  America didn’t vote for Clinton, they voted against Bush.  America didn’t vote for Bush, they voted against Clinton’s lackey Gore.  They didn’t vote for Bush as much as they voted against someone as slimy as Kerry (and his running mate who was a paragon of virtue, class and moral character).  And they certainly didn’t vote for Obama as much as they voted against a continuation of liberal RINO’s like Bush in the form of a senile corrupt Senator from Arizona named McCain.  The Tea Party might actually be one of the few times people voted for someone (but mainly because the Tea Party was AGAINST so many things).

So what does this mean?  It means that 52% of the country is against Obama.  And it’s not just a wishy-washy part of the country.  You’ll notice that while with Obama there were 8% of people who had no opinion (because this 8-15% seems to perpetually live in a cave and no opinion about anything!) there were 25% who had no opinion on Reid.  The higher number on Reid is indicative of people who really don’t follow the news and thus have less of an informed opinion on the second tier characters in the story of politics.  But notice that when you take out the clueless the same amount of America (52%) is very, very upset with Obama and the liberals. People who have something to vote against are more likely to turn up at the ballot box than people who have something to vote for.  Over half the country seems to disagree with Obama and his party over the debt, which means they disagree with him on the economy…the economy?  Isn’t that going to be the single largest issue in the next election?  Yes, yes it is!

Over half the country wants him gone.  A poll like this reveals that this is an election for the Republicans to lose (which they could easily do if they nominate Palin) and not one for Obama to win.  Numbers like this reveal that Obama’s only chance is to either dive to the center (which an arrogant narcissist like him won’t do) or pray that the GOP nominates a complete moron who will shoot themselves in the foot (given every GOP nominee since 1988 that is still a serious possibility).

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Congratulations to the Senate Democrats.

To Harry Reid and his brethren, I say, “Well played.” Take a defense bill which is very hard to vote against. Tack on an amnesty amendment that most of this country would hate but force Republicans to vote against not only the amnesty, but the defense bill—thus the bill becomes a no win for Republicans. But the absolute genius of their devious move is they also tacked on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” which if that were by itself it would likely pass the Senate with some Republican support…but this way in conjunction with the media’s help they get to make the Republicans not only vote against a defense bill but appear to hate gays (which hurts them with a little more than half of the country) even though I think most of them were primarily voting against amnesty (which most of the country would have supported them on this point). Indeed the Democrats engineered a no win for the Republicans in the field of public opinion.
So again I say, well played. You’re a bunch of unethical asses, but well played.

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