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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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Anyone have a syllabus? One issue is clear, President Obama is frustrated and true to form and without forethought Ploofe, and Obamas speechwriters penned a very lackluster State Of The Union Speech. I will give Ploofe credit, you could hardly see the puppet strings last night.
In the Presidents first SOTU speech a grand missed opportunity became evident once Obama turned rabid, rather than bend to the will of the people, the Obama demagoguery was the tact taken. Oh there were small apologies but none specific, what was specific is Obama see’s his actions as true and correct, some might say, pathological.
First he attacked the Supreme Court sitting not 30 feet from the lectern, so inflamed was Obama that he is creating an “executive order” in an effort to circumvent the courts decision. Second, and thoughtfully so, Obama began to castigate his own party, literally calling them out as cowards, IE; “run for the hills” comes to mind. Not to be left out, Obamas ire and sarcasm was unleashed on the Republican party of whom for all intent and purpose he called “obstructionist”, and created problems HE faces when he walked in the door?
Then came the sing song Southern Preacher in an effort to rise the level of emotion, the bland stories about little Jimmy in Two Egg Florida who can’t get health care. The obligatory, “our country has faced tough times before” angle, then when the crowd was his, (in his mind) Obama promised to fight for us the American public. Suggestion, how about listening to the American public first!
The great orator has lost touch, in fact, the great orator has lost his audience of Independents, moderate Democrats, and last but not least, the impressionable youth. Times are tough when you loose the trust of the people, and in reality President Obama has no one to blame but himself. Rather than doing the right thing, Obama has choose to ignore the voice of the people, and with the ample assistance of Rham Emanual Chief Of Pit Bull’s they have severely overplayed their hand by leveraging the economic crisis to implement their BIG GOVERNMENT pie in the sky plan for recovery.
Not once did Obama apologize or direct blame for the current economic crisis on his own party who has been in control of the purse strings since 2006, or the runaway budget deficits created by HIS stimulus plan, he also failed to mention that the current housing crisis started with Bill Clinton and John Podesta, and was ushered past any semblance of pragmatic governance by Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Rham Emanual, and a litany of other Democrats attempting to protect their disenfranchised voting base.
No President Obama went into full campaign mode last night, and expect much more of the same now that Plouffe is back in the fray. This is where this administration finds its center, attack everyone and everything, then state you have a better way, but offer nothing but worn out shallow promises of change, when what our country really needs is a clearly defined platform with bipartisan support.
Our nation is being held hostage by Obama’s narcissistic rage, which is the root cause of the Presidents passive-aggressive attacks directed at anyone who questions his intellect. Our country deserves more, and I will say our country demands more of our elected leadership, to offer any less, is a betrayal to the citizens of this great nation. Time to lead, follow or get out of the way Mr. President, ego be dammed.
NEW YORK POST Obama’s answer for America: more of me
ED MORRISSEY AP’s ten whoppers from the SOTU speech
ALLAHPUNDIT SOTU open thread: Fighting President totally ready to fight or something
VODKAPUNDIT Must-see TV
ON MY WATCH High on himself-Obama enjoyed his SOTU fantasy
DANCING CZARS Citizens against government waste: Drum roll please!
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS! SOTU Report: Harry Reid Yawns while Janet Incompitano sleeps
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
Who better than Dickie Durbin, the consigilari of the Chicago body politic to propose “the Senate could make changes to the bill by using the nuclear option, known formally as “reconciliation,” a tactic that would allow Democrats to adjust parts of health care reform with just a 51-vote majority”.
Although this tact has been rumored in the past, floating the balloon today to proceed in such a manner makes two very clear points, first, Coakley being DOA after tonight’s loss, the party seems more focused on who to blame.
Second, if it was not clear before the Brown/Coakley election it is crystal clear now that the health care bills passing, (note I did not say success) is the Democratic keystone in the bridge of sighs of their social engineering platform. Never mind the economy, unemployment, or something simple as “doing the right thing”, ObamaCare is the priority even at the height of the worst recession in recorded history.
After being second fiddle for the most of the last 20 years has the Democrats eager to show how well they can spread the wealth, granted the Bush regime ran up 1.2 trillion in eight years, but the new leader in the pork and waste department is, drum roll please, number one, Barack Obama, number two, Nancy Pelosi, and a close third Harry Reid.
This trilogy of spendocrats have managed to; kill any economic recovery by, not addressing the housing crisis, you can thank Rham, Timmy, Barney, and Chris for leveraging that one, enter Nanny Pelosi and her tyrannical hold on the House, passed the stimulus package, passing health care with a public option, and as of today a new 135 trillion education bill, government is growing the economy isn’t.
With Brown taking the election tonight, prepare for some serious down and dirty Chicago politics from Obama and krew. The style that worked in the past while the country was at the height of the Obama euphoria, has grown callow. The words though delivered well, carry no weight, the leadership behind the man has become much to secret and dark, trust has vanished, and if the trend continues who will pay for these mistakes in judgment?
Tonight just might be the start of a grand cascade of fallen Democrats and liberal Republicans, the country seeking a cause has congregated in the center where their frustration grows waiting for a leader to appear. 2010 just might be, “the new American revolution”, many losses loom on the horizon that will effect the very core of both parties, I have hope for that change.
ALLAHPUNDIT Paul Ryan Tells The NRO: The Dems Are Going To Try Reconciliation
VODKAPUNDIT Success has a thousand fathers…
MICHELLE MALKIN The Democrats Massachusetts Meltdown
ALLAHPUNDIT House Dems already starting to run from ObamaCare
ED MORRISSEY The World Turned Upside Down
DANCING CZARS Dems Assemble Circular Firing Squad Over Coakley Loss; Freedom Left Intact
VOTINGFEMALESPEAKS! MA victorious in first battle of the second American Revolution; The patriot’s revolt against tyranny of the DC socialists
THE WESTERN EXPERIENCE Scott Brown Wins In Massachusetts!
FRUGAL CAFE BLOG ZONE On Scott Browns Win are they listening now!
AMERICAN SPECTATOR Stupak: Sentate Bill Would Not Get 100 Votes In The House
GATEWAY PUNDIT Voters be dammed; CNN blames unruly conservatives for the Obama disaster (VIDEO)
AMERICAN THINKER The coming Democratic Counter-Offensive
ED MORRISSEY Weiner on passing ObamaCare Pigs might fly too…
GEORGE WILL The Curse Of Opportunity
ED DRISCOLL Polls closed “GOP’S Brown in epic win!
POLITICO Dazed Dem0crats rething entire process
ACE OF SPADES HQ You, Howard Dean, are insane if you’re spinning this as some kind of proof america wants a more socialist health care plan…says Chris Matthews
NICE DEB Video: Scott Brow’s Victory Speech + Political Fallout Round-up
FLOPPING ACES Color me happy
LEGAL INSURRECTION What if the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy?
OTB-JAMES JOYNER What Democrats should learn from Massachussetts
SCRAPPLEFACE Obama: Coakley Victorious if Brown gets less than 60%
POLIPUNDIT For those keeping score
SISTER TOLDJAH Caption This: John F”n Kerry Edition
CATO@LIBERTY The Brown Revolution
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER Check the linkage
ANOTHER BLACK CONSERVATIVE Obama gets an attitude adjustment too? Well, sort of…
ANIMAL FARM Baseball Blues…Coakley V Schilling