Saturday, October 30, 2010

Arrogance Shrugged

What is becoming abundantly clear is that Obama's perceived approach to governing, namely Hope and Change, was never very real - because he never believed in it. What he believed was "its my way, or the highway" - which is fine if it works, but when it doesn't don't blame the other guys for not playing. Barry you set the rules - and it backfired. And even the British press understand this.

When Obama first came into office a group of Republicans came to him with a list of issues that could be used for the upcoming stimulous package. He refused them all claiming that elections had reprecussions and thus he would not even invite their participation (anyone else remember this in the health care debate?). The bottomline is that Obama created his own enemies, decided to do it on his own - and now, with disastorous results has to own it all too. Arrogance.

With every campaign stop the President, and his idiot cronies, try to blame the Republicans for his problems. But with a majority in both houses Obama could pass anything he wanted - and he did. He passed a health care program (jammed down our throat) that will eventually help no one (in fact my own corporate plan has gone up and one plan option has been eliminated).

Eventually as his policies waned even his own Democratic legislature would not vote for silly one-stop band-aid programs (his putrid small business package) that won't do anything. The man is to blame for his own inner view and unfortunate narcissim. This Tuesday will show the world how arrogant the rest of the country feels he is as well.

Lame Central

Well Comedy Central had their rally at the National Mall today - the so-called "Rally to Restore Sanity in America" and there were a few interesting issues that surrounded this event which was clearly put on to poke fun at Glenn Beck's rally - and get out the vote for the Democrats this Tuesday (oh, this rally was really non-political? yeah sure).

One point of order was the highly controlled press component. Some press members were apparently denied press credentials, even though that was impossible to do! Imagine - a rally to apparently calm the vitriol of political debate - and Comedy Central is denying access - especially since Tea Partiers and Beck allowed incredible access. I swear I couldn't even find it on TV today - it's as if it didn't even happen.

Another issue were the hate signs - you know the ones that apparently only pop up at "all-white conservative type rallies" - like the Hitler signs? These are depictions of Republicans as Hitler (Rush, Palin et al) and here is another one of Michigan Representative Eric Cantor from Michigan who is Jewish. Anti-semetic anyone? Huh? Serenity now!
And then there was Cat Stevens, who is now known as Yuslaf whatever, and he sang Peace Train in a rocking 'back and forth' with Ozzie Ozborne (who sang Crazy Train). But just one thing - he supports the fatwa and wants Salmon Rushdie, who wrote a book called the Satanic Verses, which criticises Islam, dead. Anyone remember that? And promoting a radical muslim during this rally "restores the sanity?"

And then there is the turn-out. It appears it didn't come anywhere close to Beck's turnout of 300k but you wouldn't know that by the liberal press who won't really comment on it, or try to express an opinion - and surprisingly, with the press blackout, there are no overhead shots of the Mall to show you anyway. And look at this Associated Press story of the event and the caption to the very same picture above - they label the Hitler posters as just "anti-Republican signs". What? And AP doesn't even blink an eye at this?

Thank god these twits restored the "santity". Can't wait for Tuesday.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Over His Head

Sheesh. Even Time Magazine is turning. Mark Halperin has this to say in his latest column in a magazine that is a shell of its former informative self. Halperin writes "With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters."

This column is coming on the heels of some extremely desperate campaigning by the White House where they are now arguing that the Chamber of Commerce (you know, that nice civic organization that promotes local businesses) is accepting donations from foreign countries to somehow influence the election (like this is even needed). Even his outgoing PR populist campaign director David Axelrod proclaimed on Face the Nation that this a major crisis for the country to discuss three weeks prior to the election. To which, well known liberal commentator and host Bob Shieffer said "is this the best you can do?". In fact, I thought when Obama got elected "the World" was going to love us - so wouldn't this be a good thing?

Instead of campaigning on why their Stimulus Package (passed in less then 30 days after inauguration with no one reading it) has done much for the economy (it hasn't), or why the public should be embracing the national overhaul of health care (they're not), or explaining on how their stewardship of the economy has helped create jobs (it hasn't), they are instead just making stuff up! Is that the change we can believe in?

Just sad, very sad. I can't wait for November 2. Read the article.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Not Even Close

Yeah - I don't think the One America rally quite measured up here this weekend.

I'm not a Glenn Beck phobe by any measure, but I am impressed with his convictions - as are many who attended the August 28 "Restore Honor" rally at the National Mall. Estimates have the crowd at over 300,000 and there were no hate signs, or speech, and everyone behaved. There was no race riot with the nearby Al Sharpton rally that maybe had 5,000 people. The reason the Beck rally was so impressive was that it was a-political and was based mostly on folks wanting a return to certain values they hold closely. There - I said it as impassively as I could.

This weekend we had a "competing" rally - the One America rally which really was just an assemblage of various union groups, ethnic specific organizations and socialists. There signs asked for jobs, blistered Sarah Palin and Glen Beck, and begged for socialism. Not a real positive bunch - nor a patriotic one if you ask me.

Trying to explain the frustration from some of us who can't understand why people march for "jobs" while putting down the very people, and principles, that would provide them is this fine poster on the Reason Foundation page.

Nuff said.