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Political Tipping Point
As with all politics of late, a great and grand crisis looms, it is the modus operandi of the current administration. Our conundrum has been framed like a B western movie; shall the good guys (Democrats) continue to pay the ever expanding list of entitlements and pet programs or fall prey to the sinister and evil Tea Party thugs who wish to push the poor and downtrodden back into the work camps of self reliance?
Really?? No not really, this is what happens when message trumps substance. The Demagogic Democrats have been handed their scripts, associate the Tea Party as radicals, position yourself as the defender of Medicare and Medicade, place Social Security in that Gore lock box and call the opposition rigid and unyielding, and most of all, repeat after me, “fair and balanced”.
This my friends is the change they believe in, never mind our government as a whole is borrowing 60 cents of every dollar spent just to service the mounting debt, never mind bureaucratic laden agencies such as the Department of Education, EPA, Amtrac, USPS, and the litany of others rife with inefficiency, we need to save these vital and crucial agencies?
In a phrase: sorry but that dog won’t hunt. The message and answers are really simple; do we as a nation continue to “feed the beast” of rampant government growth, or do we begin to lay the foundation of accountability of the governing process.
This process of accountability began as a loosely formed group of individuals spurred on by the rant which at the time seemed like nothing more than another talking head venting his anger at government oppression; thus spawned the Tea Party.
The Tea Party is not a Republican platform, it does not consist of anarchist, it is not radical, it is the voice of frustration created by the never ending insular government leadership who fail to recognize the voice of the people. To minimize its presence, to attack it’s viability, is a large miscalculation by its oppressors that is clearly based in the fear that finally a large majority of active individuals has had enough!
Regardless of how the manufactured passion play on the raising of the debt ceiling is resolved, more and more individuals realize a power shift is underway, we as a people are returning to a land governed by the people, and that reality has, and should strike fear in the political base for now they are accountable and no amount of polling catch phrases will stop that process.
The overwhelming theme of today’s headlines is the structured one minded attacks of GOP presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann based on some of her less than accurate historical comments. For all intent and purpose these minor gaff’s pale in comparison to the current state of the union on so many levels one has to wonder is this the best the liberal detractors can come up with? Should not the questions be Mrs. Bachmann, what is your plan to turn around the economy, the jobless rate, your position on national defense, the current unrest in the Middle East?
The media’s choice to focus on minutia, is telling in that is uncovers a very real and valid fear; hey this woman is pretty darn smart and is racing up the GOP polls like a some kind of GOP Secretariate, garnering influence and mass followers along the way, or in other words a very real challenge to Obama in 2012.
If 2008 proved anything is clearly shows us that politics in the internet 24/7 age is directly tied to the buzz one can create outside of the normal means of the controlled media. The fourth estate has expanded to small gorilla social media consortium’s so much so that now the media powerhouses of the past have been relegated to nothing more than attack dogs of any source that might not agree with their structured plan of who should be in power.
In essence a quantifiable balancing of the structured message has taken place, and the old school NBC’s, CBS’s find themselves in a diminished role of influence. I for one could not be happier.
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Obama’s most useful tool in the 2008 election was to paint his image as the savior and leader of the emerging populist movement, Scott Brown and the Supreme Court put a severe dent in that image last week, so much so that Obama has enlisted the services of David Plouffe Obamas former campaign manager to re-spin and fortify Obamas convoluted message to the masses.
Clearly Obamas strategy to take advantage of the current economic crisis to push the Democrats social leaning, big government, spread the wealth policies is leaking water like a sieve. Bring in Plouffe, the Pied Piper and media mastermind in the 2008 election who was charged with leading a virtual unknown to the Office of President by pushing a populist platform has been given the reins in the effort to regain that “Obama magic” seen in the last election.
Plouffe’s efforts will have to contend with the “controversial” Supreme Court decision last week opening up the flood gates to corporate spending in political campaigns, which actually is a brilliant move to add balance back to the political process. Although this move was seen by most politicians as judicial activism by a conservative court, the byproduct of this move will place the power of the electorate in the hands of the very companies Obama and his team attack publicly but look to for support behind closed doors, IE; the elite bankers and Wall Street financiers.
If you thought the Obama administration was in campaign mode before, prepare yourself for an all out media attack directed at the painted and perceived demons of a free society, the money changers. Although this tact was highly successful in the 2008 election where Obamas ideology and “Uber Liberal” beliefs were unknown, the task will be practically insurmountable now that the constituency has seen the real Obama.
Obamas expected shift to jobs and employment will surely be the foundation of his State Of The Union speech, but also pay close attention to who Obamas speech writers are attacking, will Obama shift to the middle with fiscal restraint and a workable jobs program, or will Obama continue to push the social agenda of health care, cap and trade and financial reform at his own demise.
The choices are clear on which direction this country needs to go, the question is will Obama concede to the masses, or continue to forge ahead in his egocentric quest for his page in history? This quote sums up the Obama administration to date “You can’t change a pig into a race horse, but you can have a very fast pig”, clearly Obama is not a “race horse”, the question is can he be a “very fast pig”? That question will be answered in part this week, but given past history I see pork chops in the future, pass the barbecue sauce please.
Plouffe Notes SEE INSIDE THE BRAIN OF PLOUFFE
HOTLINE ON CALL Dems Preview Populist Message
ED MORRISSEY WH fumbling jobs, ObamaCare Messages
ALLAHPUNDIT Obama: I will continue to fight for you by trying to pass a bill you despise
JOSEPH LAWLER The Socialist to the Right of Senate Democrats
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS! Obama: The left’s moribund hoper and changer
ON MY WATCH A vengeful return to Obama the enforcer
MICHELLE MALKIN The Astroturf Presidency
THE WESTERN EXPERIENCE The Democrats bad weekend continues
DANCING CZARS Berry: Obama said “big difference” between “10 and “94 is “me”
GATEWAY PUNDIT Far Left Hack Bob Beckel: GOP is party of Birthers, Baggers & Blowhards (Video)
ED MORRISSEY Obama most polarized first-year presidency
NICE DEB Is Recent Astroturf Campaign Part of Dept of Justice Propaganda Unit?
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY Obama most polarizing President ever
RIEHL WORLD VIEW Obama’s Arrogance On Parade
SISTER TOLDJAH Astroturfing campaign underway by Team Obama?
VODKAPUNDIT And so it continues
PUNDIT & PUNDIT Revolting voters and the endless campaign
Much has been said about the potential losses the Democratic party will face in the 2010, what has not been addressed is who or what party will reap the perceived benefit of these losses.
With the Tea Party stumbling out of the gate, the lack of solidified Republican platform, the Democrats abysmal polling numbers and least we forget the independents, 2010 could ultimately result in the increased marginalization of all four platforms.
Obama currently garners an estimated 30-35% of the lefts support regardless of issue, call it blind ambition, Republicans continue to struggle with similar polling numbers, Independents are leaning right, the Tea Party movement is in its infant stage, so as they say in football, time to throw the hail Mary, and although political opportunity abounds, so do the associated risks, read on.
Given the above scenarios along with an increase in each of the platforms protectionism to assure it’s ideological growth the potential for stagnation and inability to proffer any useful legislation will surely follow. This fractionating of the former two party system into what appears to be four distinct groups is dangerous in that no clear consensus can be obtained when one is so sorely needed.
The current and proposed infighting for top billing will assuredly result in the increase of the benign grandiose promises politicians have become so caviler at issuing but not keeping as of late. With the end result of increasing the ruminating displeasure toward our elected officials which is dangerously at an all time high. While this process is an integral part of the form and function of a free republic, the answer on who will reign supreme is a story yet to be told. This fight for supremacy will surely leave copious amounts of blood on the battlefield further dividing our country when a unification of purpose is what is required.
What spoils remain for the winner along with it’s direction will make life interesting far into the approaching decade, and from a personal perspective none of the four competing factions have jumped to the forefront with any brilliant ideas or suggestions, nor statesman like leadership.
Obama was correct in that our government needs “fundamental change”, but not to the bloated, special interest driven, increased socialization of the political machine that now exists. For now until our proposed hero reaches that Valhalla, the highest use we the citizens of the United States can perform is to be ever vigilant, and involved in the process.
Lastly, we as a nation have dropped the proverbial ball over the last 30-40 years in that our apathy and acceptance of our elected officials has not been in our best interest. This nescient approach has led us to the conundrum we all now face, our saving grace is that history will show the American people possess unlimited resolve when their freedoms are vetoed by the very same elected officials we entrusted.
To use a highly worn out metaphor our Republic is facing “a defining moment” it is up to each of us to become part of that definition, that my fellow Americans is the only platform that matters!
Charles Krauthammer The Fall Of Obama
ED MORRISSEY Brown tells Obama to stay out of Massachusetts; UPDATE: Rothenberg moves race to “toss-up”
ALLAHPUNDIT Jackpot: Brown raised a million dollars a day every day this week
LARREY ANDERSON Some advice for the Republican National Committee
VASKO KOHLMAYER Ending Corruption in Washington
PHILIP KLEIN More details on Obama’s big bribe to big labor
REID WILSON Majority would vote against Obama
MICHAEL BARONE Obama’s rapturous style versus Tea Party substance
GATEWAY PUNDIT Marth Coakley on Afghanistan: Mission Accomplished
LEGAL INSURRECTION Something you don’t know about Scott Brown
MICHELLE MALKIN Martha Coakley’s Marie Antoinett/Jon Corzine moment; UPDATE: Curt Schilling responds to Coakley
NICE DEB Coakley Caption Contest
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY God and the Elite-Populist Divide
POLIPUNDIT New Scott Brown Ad
POWERLINE Obama’s Two-Minute Drill
SCRAPPLEFACE Reid Adds “Skin Lightening Therapy” to Health Reform Bill
SISTER TOLDJAH Is President Obama trying to muzzle Joe Biden?
VILLAINOUS COMPANY National Dress Up You Pet Day Must See, Not Political
VODKAPUNDIT Epic WIN!
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS! Against all odds… a leader emerged and le us against Tyranny (video)
ON MY WATCH Another Obama lie-he never was for public option
FRUGAL CAFE BLOG ZONE Expect a miracle in Massachusetts: Government’s pundits & puppets wrong again
WESTERN EXPERIENCE Sarah Palin to join Fox News Team