Update: 1:28 a.m. August 26, 2009, International Women’s Day – Ted Kennedy Is Dead. Special election for his Senate seat will be held in 5 months. Senate Dimocrats now have 59 Senate seats. The Obama vacation continues. The Mephisto Waltz continues.
Exactly one year ago today the Mephisto Waltz began to play in Denver, signaling the death of the Democratic Party, and the death of Universal Health Care and health care reform along with any fight for core Democratic values.
On August 25, 20008 we wrote:
Obama supporters email us ever day with pleas to “unite” and support the unqualifed Obama. [snip]
The problem with all these emails are that they do not accept what we know to be true: Obama is not qualified to be president. Obama is a divider. Obama race-baited, and gay-bashed, and woman hated, throughout the primary. That is how Barack Obama would govern.
Spare us your emails, We Do Not Trust Obama. Obama cannot be trusted by either “friend” or foe. We do not believe anything Obama says. We will not be “red flagged” like bulls into supporting the unqualified, race-baiting, and gay-bashing, and woman hating, Barack Obama. Hope that Obama is telling the truth this time about abortion, the Supreme Court, the Iraq War, the economy, or uniting the country is not enough. We don’t believe or trust Barack Obama because we have seen him close up and examined his “present” voting record and been burned by his race-baiting.
One year later, the full horror of the Third Bush Term confronts Americans.
Pretend Progressives, or Progressives In Name Only (PINOs), eggheads, now say what we have been saying:
During most of the last 40 years, the Democratic Party has defined itself primarily through opposition to the ascendant Republican Party. Never was this clearer, or more necessary, than during the eight years of the Bush presidency. Public anger at the Republicans by the end of the Bush administration was almost certainly the major contributing factor to major Democratic victories in 2006 and 2008. Being the party of opposition relieved the Democratic Party of having to initiate or agree upon any vision or policies. This worked fine, until the Democrats won control of both houses of Congress and the White House in 2008.
The failed policies of the Bush administration and the extraordinary desire for change during the last few years masked the reality that once again the Democratic Party was not unified around, and to some extent did not really stand for, anything. This was not a problem during the campaign or even the last two years of the Bush administration, because the Democratic Party could effectively define itself almost entirely relative to the Republican Party. However, it has become a big problem now.
There once was a Democratic Party, but not the current obomination. Hillary Clinton is a leader and a fighter for core Democratic values, but Dimocrats like Dean/Pelosi/Brazile/Kerry/Kennedy gifted the Democratic nomination to an unqualified, inexperienced, man – who was at best just like the inexperienced George W. Bush. The Republicans during the eight Bush years surrendered their purported values in defense of George W. Bush. The Democratic Party set itself ablaze, in Denver, in August 2008, in order to worship at the false prophet, golden calf, Barack Obama.
Pretend Progressive, PINO, Richard Cohen of the Washington Post writes one year after August 25, 2008:
In the end, the success of the health care reform effort comes down to trust. A lesson of the raucous town-hall meetings is the sense of panic, the fear that this man in the White House does not appreciate the anxiety that middle-class Americans fear about health care — whether they will keep what they have, whether they will have enough or whether their last years will be spent in painful, degrading poverty.
Trust? Trust?? Trust???
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
Fouad Ajami, one year after August 25, 2008:
We were led to this summer of discontent by the very nature of the coalition that brought Mr. Obama, and the political class around him, to power, and by the circumstances of his victory. The man was elected amid economic distress. Faith in the country’s institutions, perhaps in the free-enterprise system itself, had given way. Mr. Obama had ridden that distress. His politics of charisma was reminiscent of the Third World. A leader steps forth, better yet someone with no discernible trail, someone hard to pin down to a specific political program, and the crowd could read into him what it wished, what it needed.
The leader would be different things to different people. The Obama coalition was the coming together of disparate groups: the white professional liberals seeking absolution for the country in the election of an African-American man, the opponents of the Iraq war who grew more strident as the project in Iraq was taking root, the African-American community that had been invested in the Clintons and then came around out of an understandable pride in one of its own.
Hillary represents the successful FDR coalition that led with courage and fight for core Democratic values where justice was more than a literary quote from an historic figure in the land of E Pluribus Unum. Obama represents a collection of vapors, mouthing words from well educated callow misogynists scribbling on TelePrompters.
One year after August 25, 2008, Universal Health Care has no champion – she is busy saving the world. Obama is the enemy of universal health care and health care reform.
Liberal icon Russ Feingold, in a moment of unstudied truthtelling:
U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold told a large crowd gathered for a listening session in Iron County last week there would likely be no health care bill before the end of the year – and perhaps not at all.
It was an assessment Feingold said he didn’t like, but the prospect of no health care legislation brought a burst of applause from a packed house of nearly 150 citizens at the Mercer Community Center.
“Nobody is going to bring a bill before Christmas, and maybe not even then, if this ever happens,” Feingold said. “The divisions are so deep. I never seen anything like that.”
Feingold reiterated his appraisal a bit later.
“We’re headed in the direction of doing absolutely nothing, and I think that’s unfortunate,” he said when asked about the plight of uninsured Americans.
Feingold added: “This thing right now is not going in the right direction. We might be in a situation where there won’t be a bill worth passing.”
There won’t be a bill worth passing because there is no president to trust. George W. Bush and Obama both promised to be “uniters” but one year later Feingold says “The divisions are so deep. I never seen anything like that.”
If there is any unity to be seen it is seniors and young people (one of the noodles in the new Obama stew of vapors) increasingly coming together in disgust:
First off, note Obama’s drop-off among young people. Young people were supposed to be a critical component of the new Democratic majority. Granted their approval is still slightly higher than the other groups, but it has far and away been the most volatile, dropping more than any other. This should not come as a huge surprise. Baby Boomers were partial to McGovern in 1972, but swung around to Reagan in the 80s. Young people’s political dispositions are still being formed.
Yet, Obama’s worst poll number here is actually his share among seniors. I’m guessing it relates to the health care debate. The White House should be very concerned, and for one simple reason: seniors vote.
The U.S. national debt will nearly double over the next 10 years, government forecasts showed on Tuesday, challenging President Barack Obama’s economic and healthcare overhaul agenda. [snip]
The spending blitz could push the national debt, now more than $11 trillion, to close to $20 trillion. The debt is the total sum the government owes, while the deficit is the yearly gap between revenues and spending.
“If anyone had any doubts that this burden on future generations is unsustainable, they’re gone,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, adding that economic stimulus funds should be diverted to pay down U.S. debt.
As we have repeatedly warned, the Obama “stimulus” scam along with the other economic scams threaten destruction. We warned of the dangers of hyper inflation.
Liberal icon Feingold now agrees with us, too late, of the dangers of hyperinflation:
“And I have told the administration not to count on me for another stimulus package. You can’t just keep doing this because it creates hyperinflation.”
Feingold also said he has not been a supporter of so-called cap-and-trade proposals, and he compared the issue to global warming, at least with respect to gaining cooperation from other nations.
“You know, the other countries won’t play ball,” he said of his attempts to get the international community to work together on global warming. “Maybe we should impose tariffs. We should put some pressure on them. They cannot be given a free pass, and we cannot do cap-and-trade alone.”
It’s not just health care nor cap and trade, not Afghanistan, nor Iraq, not renditions, not ACORN – it the totality of Obama’s rootlessness, deceptions and corruptions that stink in the nostrils of American history.
Americans could have had a leader with the courage to fight for core Democratic values. Instead of tooth rotting softdrinks we could have had a V8. Instead of soul crushing, inexperienced, unqualified, gay-bashing, woman-hating, flim-flam man Obama – we could have had Hillary!
Instead, the first of the four Mephisto Waltzes began to play one year ago today.