Hitler finds out Scott Brown wins in Massachusetts:
There’s a multiude of versions of this, I know, but this is really very funny.
Hitler finds out Scott Brown wins in Massachusetts:
There’s a multiude of versions of this, I know, but this is really very funny.
Republican Scott Brown wins the “Kennedy seat” in Massachusetts. Rasmussen reports that he won over independents 73/25. Democratic heads are exploding all over the fruited plain. I can’t wipe the silly grin off my face.
I could go into great detail about how completely unprecedented this is, but those who are paying attention already know. Interesting to me will be how Obama/Pelosi/Reid but especially the Blue Dogs in the House and Senate will respond.
Scenario A: They will continue, kamikaze-style, to push through with their ultra-liberal policies (govt. run healthcare, cap and trade) by passing the Senate version of healthcare or delaying Brown’s seating. They’ll claim that the MA election defeat of Coakley is due to the voters’ “misunderstandings” or their “oppositon for opposition’s sake.” To which I say, go right ahead and do just that. Further insult the intelligence of We the People. Continue to call us “teabaggers” and characterize us as ignorant and uneducated. Because the more they do, the more they imperil themselves in midterms and in 2012. Recall, just last week our own Ben Nelson faced the wrath of NE voters as they booed him out of a pizzaria in Omaha. I’m sure he’s remembering that about now, too.
Scenario B: Obama will come to his senses and move to the middle, scrap this wildly unpopular piece of crap healthcare legislation, and start over.
I have a hard time envisioning Obama moving to the middle. I simply don’t know if he’s capable of it. I think he’s so innately statist and ideological that it would almost be humanly impossible for him to do it. But think for a moment what must be running through his head right now.
Here he is, on the one year anniversary of his Inauguration, with the big State of the Union speech looming, and he just got b***h-slapped by voters in traditionally blue MASSACHUSETTS. While the state-run media will attempt to spin Coakley’s defeat soleley on Coakley herself (of which she did play a tremendous part), they will suddenly forget that it was Obama himself who went to MA to campaign for her and to himself make the election, in large part, about healthcare and a referendum on his agenda. (Scott Brown, too, made his opposition to this version of healthcare reform a central tenet of his campaign–something the voters obviously approved.)
The far-left is angry with him for a variety of reasons (one of which being he’s not left enough), and he’s completely losing independents because he’s too far left. Unemployment is still in double digits, and virtually every industry in the private sector has a big target painted on its back by the Obama administration, and by extension, anyone who works in the private sector. The Blue Dogs are already running scared, and the Republicans (thanks to the huge grassroots Tea Party movement) now have the momentum. Every shred of reason in a person’s brain would be shouting, “Reverse course! Steer to the middle!” That’s what Clinton did.
But something tells me that this won’t happen with Barack Obama. (I will eat my words if I must.) Never, I don’t think, have we had as President such a complete and total narcissist. Obama has placed all his chips on healthcare reform (with the full-blown, statist power and control that would come with it), and to scrap it now would irreparably damage his ego, and he knows it. Govt. run healthcare is the easiest and best way for him to implement his statist goals for this country, and he will cling to it for as long as he is able. It goes beyond saving face for him; it is a matter of self-preservation.
But for now, let’s all bask in the glow of this huge victory of liberty over tyranny. Thank you, people of Massachusetts.
UPDATE: A simply devastating rebuttal to the David Brooks’ of the world. A must-read. (It’s quite short and to the point.)
UPDATE 2: Here’s a good post-election analysis, courtesy of Ed Morrissey.
“…and they will love him for it.” -Senator Gracchus of the mob’s reaction to Commodus’ rule, from the movie Gladiator
Yes, it takes a strong stomach to turn on the TV lately. The media and Hollywood are in the midst of what appears to be a non-stop collective Obama orgy lovefest. I don’t begrudge them their happiness–completely. For many of them, especially African Americans, the election of Obama is a trascendental moment in their history, and I can respect that.
But only to a point. For me, all celebration stops when I think of the dismal human rights policies of President-Elect Barack Obama (henceforth, PEBO), and that the liberals of the Democrat Party that have taken control of two branches of government, and are already eyeing the third. Here we go.
I think we can take heart, though, in the fact that many of the same voters who did cast a ballot for Obama might not necessarily support some of his more radical policies, and were simply caught up in the “making history” part of this election, when it comes right down to it. When the euphoria wears off, and people come to realize that his messianic promises are either empty, not possible, or frightening to individual liberties, basic human rights, and national security, they might have second thoughts. It would at least show that the majority of Americans still retain some common sense and respect for the foundational values of our country.
Of course, at that point, it might be too late.
Ninety-three percent of African Americans voted for PEBO. This is unprecedented. But, I highly doubt 93% of African Americans support a lot of his liberal policies–including abortion and gay marriage. One can only conclude that a good many of them voted for PEBO due to his race. It is said, for instance, that Proposition Eight was passed in CA precisely because of the high African American turnout. (Quite ironic.) [Update: Who supported Prop. 8?]
Of course, due to PEBO’s election, we are now in the “post-racial era.” Thank God for that—I’m going to hold it to them, though, every time someone calls a Republican a racist for disagreeing with PEBO. We’ll see if we’re really in a post-racial era, then. Why do you really think Jesse Jackson was crying during Obama’s victory speech? If there’s no more racism, he’s going to have to get a new day-job.
I already believe that Obama Buyer Remorse (perhaps, Obama Ballot Remorse) is taking place. People wanted to “be a part of history” by voting for him, but I think many are starting to question their decision. Why do I think this?
I can see what people type in a search query when they find my blog. Many are along the lines of Obama’s BAIPA votes, what Obama’s economic policies are, and “what is socialism?” Well, it’s honorable to want to be informed, but it’s a LITTLE LATE for that, now. Others are humorous–in that they’re typing in, “Income redistribution success stories”–and arriving at MY blog! Another, “why BO is good for capitalism.” Hilarious. Well, I hope they’re taking note of what I’ve said about that. I hardly think they’ll find anything they’re looking for relating to Obama being “good” for capitalism.
But many Americans voted for change, and “change” they will most definitely get.
Melanie Phillips has this to say about Obama’s election (entire column may be read, here):
“So now we are promised a change in America’s fundamental values. And they really will be changed. Obama has said in terms that he thinks the US constitution is flawed. America’s belief in itself as defending individual liberty, truth and justice on behalf of the free world will now be expiated instead as its original sin. Those who have for the past eight years worked to bring down the America that defends and protects life and liberty are today ecstatic. They have stormed the very citadel on Pennsylvania Avenue itself.
Millions of Americans remain lion-hearted, decent, rational and sturdy. They find themselves today abandoned, horrified, deeply apprehensive for the future of their country and the free world. No longer the land of the free and the home of the brave; they must now look elsewhere.”
Brace up. It’s going to be a fight, but fight we must.
God DAMN America!!!
All you Obama voters, give yourselves a big pat on the back; you’ve just help elect a man who will ensure the dismemberment and destruction of millions of innocent babies. How does it feel?
BUT, who cares about Obama’s support of abortion and infanticide when there are handouts on the agenda? Free money, everybody!
On a serious note, take a look at how Obama is going to affect the US and the world according to Obama supporter taniam:
“I have to declare that I have fallen in love with Obama. It did not happen suddenly but he just crept up on me. When I heard his speeches, the hairs on my skin rose in disbelief. It was as if someone had taken my thoughts and was voicing them in public. They were just an echo of my thoughts. I wanted to hear more from Obama. But I could not get enough of him. CNN always seemed to focus on Mccain and Palin. And all I had was CNN on my cable. And then I got to see more of him, on “OBAMA TV”, see him up close and personal, hear him speaking his thoughts himself and see his charming smile. And that was the defining moment. I know that this world would change under Obama. Some are calling him a “messiah”. I think its not to be taken lightly. He is one hell of a powerful person but fortunately for the world, he is a peacemaker. He will unite this world for the first time! Religion has been dividing us, leading us to bloody wars, and violence against each other. Obama will not only change America but will change the world. He has this power. He will bring this world together. Yes, there will be an apocalypse. And the apocalypse would be that we would see hugs, and smiles and flowers and no more guns. That is what I see when I look into Obama’s eyes. I see a world that I and others like me have been craving for. An idyllic, peaceful, green world, a world that can still be saved. A world that will be the way it was intended to be before it lost its way somewhere down the lane. It will be another new era, a melting of the ice age, melting of the ice that we have within our hearts. I love you Obama, and I pray for you and I hope with all my heart that you will be the president of the most powerful nation on earth [SIC].”
You mean we have to wait all the way until January before this “apocalypse” of flowers, hugs, and “no guns” begins? You know what, on second thought, I think I’m going to go ahead and jump on the Obama bandwagon. After all, I can’t wait until Obama starts paying my bills, filling up my gas tank, curing cancer, and achieving world peace.
After all, Obama has stated he will do any number of miraculous things—don’t tell me about unrealistic expectations! Just listen to Peggy Joseph—Obama’s going to pay her mortgage.
When expectations are this high, there’s only one way his approval ratings can go. Reality’s hard, I know.
I have a feeling that I will be displaying this logo a number of times hereafter:
Obama, at a campaign stop in Las Vegas said the following: Voters can end divisive politics “once and for all” if they elect him to the White House in three days. Me, cynically: Yeah, there won’t be any division because dissent will simply not be tolerated by an Obama regime. Remember what happened to Joe the Plumber for simply asking a question? That wasn’t even dissent. But what’s now known as the “Obama goon squad” went after him like some suspected terrorist.
Ah, yes, Obama the “unifier.” Please someone define divisive, because if Barack Obama isn’t it, then I must have the wrong definition. The most hard-left, liberal Senator we have ever been privileged to have on our Senate? Unifying?
Call me a cynic, but to me it appears that no mere politician—no matter if his or her name is followed by a D or an R—has what it takes to unite the chasm that separates the hard-core lefts and rights, because that chasm isn’t about something as “simple” as one might think. The US is in a full-on culture war. On the big issues, there’s no middle ground. One is either for abortion or against it, for example. One is either committed to upholding our country’s traditional values or one is not.
For myself, most things are pretty black or white. There are very few “grays” in my life. And I still can’t determine if that is a good or a bad thing. But, correct me if I’m wrong, I think more people are like this than not.
I’m so weary of this entire election that I’m conclusively in the “slap-happy” stage. The whole process is starting to take on an ethereal and unreal appearance, characterized by alternate giggling and weepiness on my part. I am, in short, fatigued.
I remain hopeful, however, and find myself feeling rather like the kid who stays up the latest at the slumber party, surrounded by empty Mountain Dew cans with the sudden giddy realization that everyone fell asleep before seeing the awesome and unexpected conclusion of the movie. Things are getting interesting.
I see a lot of the “silent majority” turning out to vote, and many of these people might be “bitter clingers,” hard-working, small business Joes who happen to like the rewards of capitalism, people horrified and revolted by Obama’s abortion-at-all-costs mentality, and immigrants who love and respect America for its opportunities and promise. I see a lot of people turning out to vote against the sort of “change” that a man with such a radical vision for America would bring.
I sincerely hope I’m right.
In the meantime, go cast a vote.
Well, the only issue that is going to make a difference in the election now is the economy. I think we all can agree on that.
That being said, I want to point out that I only have a rudimentary understanding of all the recent goings-on with AIG and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. All I do know is that there has ensued a flurry of finger-pointing. It all seems too nuanced to understand. McCain says we need more accountability, and Obama says we need more government regulation (of course.) Actually, it’s not only Democrats who think this. (Why does government oversight rub me the wrong way? If there’s no risk, there’s no reward, right? Isn’t that the way the market works? The job of a CEO is to make sure the corporation that employs him makes money to pass along to the shareholders in that corporation. But, if I were a CEO, and I knew that the government was going to bail me out no matter how crappy of a job I did, wouldn’t my incentive to do a good job lessen considerably? Seriously, I’m rambling.)
I do know that there are some things that are quite interesting about all this. Namely, that Fannie and Freddie and Hillary Clinton and Chris Dodd and Barack Obama were all in bed together. And I can tell you one thing for certain: If this were the case with, say, John McCain, or any other Republican, there’d be a demand for investigation upon investigation, and the media would be having a hayday. Really. You know it’s true.
I thought this article did an excellent job in explaining all of this. A great analysis and TIMELY revelation regarding S.190, a bill that would have averted this mess, that was not passed in Congress by Democrats, one of whose sponsors was none other than…John McCain. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aSKSoiNbnQY0
Too good to keep off of this post:
“[Barack] Obama… blamed the shocking new round of subprime-related bankruptcies on the free-market system, and specifically the ‘trickle-down’ economics of the Bush administration, which he tried to gig opponent John McCain for wanting to extend. But it was the Clinton administration, obsessed with multiculturalism, that dictated where mortgage lenders could lend, and originally helped create the market for the high-risk subprime loans now infecting like a retrovirus the balance sheets of many of Wall Street’s most revered institutions. Tough new regulations forced lenders into high-risk areas where they had no choice but to lower lending standards to make the loans that sound business practices had previously guarded against making. It was either that or face stiff government penalties. The untold story in this whole national crisis is that President Clinton put on steroids the Community Redevelopment Act, a well-intended Carter-era law designed to encourage minority homeownership. And in so doing, he helped create the market for the risky subprime loans that he and Democrats now decry as not only greedy but ‘predatory.’ Yes, the market was fueled by greed and overleveraging in the secondary market for subprimes, vis-a-vis mortgaged-backed securities traded on Wall Street. But the seed was planted in the ‘90s by Clinton and his social engineers.” —Investor’s Business Daily