04 November 2010

And Finger-Pointing Hilarity Ensues...

"Success has many fathers- but failure is an orphan" -prov

The knives already out on Capitol Hill... and like all fun-to-watch wars, this one has multiple factions- according to Moe Lane:
The ‘moderates’ blame the liberals for walking all over them; the liberals blame the moderates for going along with passing bad ideas like the stimulus, cap-and-trade, and Obamacare; the idiots (this may be a subgroup: there’s a bit of an overlap here with the first two groups) are claiming that this entire problem would have gone away with a little more marketing; and everybody blames the President. 

Because really, why not? It’s fairly clear by now that being on Barack Obama’s good side is not exactly inherently valuable. 

They’re all right, of course: the Democratic debacle in the House represents a perfect storm of legislative cowardice, political greed, a grotesquely flawed group understanding of proper civic policy, and a White House that routinely demonstrates the organizational and administrative core competency that normally one associates with opium-raddled Victorian expatriate remittance men. 

None of which helps them right now, of course; but it’s a lot of fun to point out. 

As to solving their problem… well, even if I wanted to I couldn’t. Congressional Democrats are only going to be united by one person - the President - and just in case there’s still somebody who hasn’t noticed by now: the President is incompetent at leading people in directions that they don’t already want to go. Which is not what the Democrats need right now. 

So there’s no solution in sight, unless of course the President wants to start learning all of those boring, practical political skills that he should have started picking up a couple of decades ago…

Bitter recriminations from all sides, but most in the end blame the radical and incompetent Obama... as did retiring ole blue dog Senator Evan Bayh (D- In) online as the epic scope of the  Democrats' catastrophe unfolded...  

“It is clear that Democrats over-interpreted our mandate. Talk of a ‘political realignment’ and a ‘new progressive era’ proved wishful thinking,” the retiring Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh wrote in a New York Times op-ed posted online as the scope of last night’s losses became clear. 

Bayh called the decision to focus on health care in a bad economy “overreach." “We were too deferential to our most zealous supporters,” he wrote. 

Bayh spoke for a wing of the party that had been, before the election, reluctant to criticize Obama’s management of the government, but which on Wednesday spoke loudly. 

So then who does the President blame?

Ingrateful idiot voters, of course! The ever-wise and clairvoyant Obama even warned us of our shortcomings as citizens and subsequent errors in judgement prior to Tuesday's vote: we're too stupid and frightened to know what's good for us. Anybody can whine about being out of work for 20 months and losing his house... it takes some real intellect to adopt a more nuanced view of Dear Leader's towering greatness apparently.

So the average American's taste for hyper-liberal regimes has some ways left to mature: as it is, we're just not worthy.  To our credit -since us clingers are unable to appreciate it- at least we had the good grace to turn down a second helping of Obama's gourmet socialist slop lol.

John Kerry and Bill Clinton agree... there's got to be something wrong with us to reject Obama's steamrolling of this society... 

Andrew Klavan (highlights mine)
Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who also knows a thing or two about losing elections, had this to say to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: “We’re in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don’t weigh in.” Kerry also told reporters: “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on, so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening.” 

 Then finally there was one of the great Democratic politicians of our time, Bill Clinton, who said of Harry Reid’s close race in Nevada: “The only reason this is a tough race is because it’s a tough time. People are having a tough time and they’re frightened and confused and they’re mad. It’s hard to think.” 

So there’s the Democratic explanation: their perfect storm of 2008 victory blew itself out in an ill wind of defeat because Americans are scared, unreasonable, unscientific, uninformed, inattentive, confused, and mad.

It’s one point of view. Of course, there is another. It could be—it seems just possible—that the “truth and science and facts” that these Democrats talk about are really only schoolhouse theories that have no bearing on reality; that they are tried-and-failed progressive fairy tales that could only continue to be believed by people who have spent most of their adult lives glued face-first to the public tit. 

It’s possible that the best-informed populace in history has risen up in a truly spontaneous grassroots movement deeply connected to the nation’s founding principles and prudently given the heave-ho to a bunch of spendthrift, incompetent, supercilious, and self-deceived buffoons who mistook their college degrees for wisdom.

And then yesterday the freshly-dethroned Queen Nancy blamed Republicans and their "outside groups" money while expressing "no regrets" for leading the lemmings over the cliff and losing that gavel she was shaking in our face while marching up the Capitol steps cackling just eight months back. 

But was there any voter message in her losing 60 seats for her party? According to Pelosi, indeed there was: they didn't spend fast enough. Meanwhile back in reality, the country is broke-as-a-joke and recklessly printing billions in funny money to scrape by. For the Pelosis of the world, though, somehow the ruin never can come quite fast enough. And thus, this spendthrift kook -who bears almost as much blame as Obama for Tuesday's debacle- has been relieved of her duties as Speaker.