We will likely publish another installment from our series “Mistake In ‘o8” this week. We do not publish articles which look back on the primaries and the general election to toot our own horn. We reference in many articles what we have written in the past in order to demonstrate that our objections to flim-flam scam man Obama are not transitory, not made to suit the present circumstance. It is also important to examine what happened because the past is prologue. Barack Obama’s history and character are keys to understand what will happen and what is happening now.
For years we have made a character argument in addition to our “Obama lacks the experience, Obama is NOT qualified, Obama is a race-baiting, and gay-bashing, and woman hating, flim-flam man whom we will not support” argument. Our years long, oft repeated catechism, on Barack Obama’s character is:
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.
We have also made, for years, the argument that the once great Democratic Party, because of treacherous leaders, destroyed the once great alliance with the white working class in order to create the gibberish clown outfit which is the Barack Obama Situation Comedy Coalition. This Borgia treachery, by the Democratic “establishment” for the benefit of Barack Obama, has destroyed the party for generations.
Unless the Democratic Party rank and file uproot and throw out all those who committed the crime against the Party there will be no worthy opposition party. Scott Brown understood the abandonment of the white working class and he took full advantage of it. Massachusetts, true blue bluest of the blue Massachusetts, cheered Scott Brown on to victory. The result has been the disaster we have predicted long ago for the Obamination we call the Obama Dimocratic Party.
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A year ago we lambasted Obama’s scams as “Sleeveless, Clueless, Truthless, Hopeless, Penniless“. We rejected Obama’s scams until we got answers. We wrote on February 27, 2009:
Americans need to know what Obama plans in regards to stabilizing banks and restructuring the finance system BEFORE considering budgets or taxes or new or better programs. Was it our imagination that there was a major economic crisis that needed to be addressed immediately?
We published article after article, some with videos, in which we showed that FDR and Bill Clinton had a rational program, explained their vision, and examined options. We wrote (in The George W. Obama Economy Stinks): “It’s the economy stupid!”
We repeatedly noted this (in Why We Trust Clinton Economics and Not Obama) lack of a plan:
We have opposed the Obama flim-flam “stimulus” scam as well as the Bush/Obama TARP crap. Our central objection has been that the so-called “stimulus” is not SMART. None of what Obama is doing is well thought out or coordinated with economic reality. What Obama is doing makes little economic sense but only political life-saving sense for Dimocrats in 2010 and 2012.
Dimocrats on Big Blogs and in Congress are ignoring economic reality (and the Japanese lessons). To these Dimocrats huge spending is the solution no matter how wasteful the spending is, no matter how precarious the American economic house is. These Dimocrats will not discuss how there will be any sources of credit for the private sector as the government sucks up with massive deficits whatever credit sources are available.
Bill Clinton in in his first address before a joint session of Congress focused on the economy and economic policy. Bill Clinton focused on “four fundamental components” in his comprehensive economic plan.
Bob Herbert of the New York Times, attacked those of us who said Obama is not explaining what he is doing. Frank Rich attacked anyone who questioned Obama and who wanted answers. One year later, Bob Herbert and Frank Rich are belatedly saying what we said one year earlier.
And yet Tuesday’s special election was a dire omen for this White House. If the administration sticks to this trajectory, all bets are off for the political future of a president who rode into office blessed with more high hopes, good will and serious promise than any in modern memory. It’s time for him to stop deluding himself. Yes, last week’s political obituaries were ludicrously premature. Obama’s 50-ish percent first-anniversary approval rating matches not just Carter’s but Reagan’s. (Bushes 41 and 43 both skyrocketed in Year One.) Still, minor adjustments can’t right what’s wrong.
Obama’s plight has been unchanged for months. Neither in action nor in message is he in front of the anger roiling a country where high unemployment remains unchecked and spiraling foreclosures are demolishing the bedrock American dream of home ownership. The president is no longer seen as a savior but as a captive of the interests who ginned up the mess and still profit, hugely, from it. [snip]
If the tea party right and populist left agree on anything, it’s that big bailed-out banks have and will get away with murder while we pay the bill on credit cards — with ever-rising fees.
You read right. Now Frank Rich is finally showing respect to the Tea Party movement instead of his usual “teabaggers” sexual innuendo (of which Frankie-boy knows a great deal). We understood the Tea Party movement from the outset. Dimocrats, Nutroots, Olbermann, Matthews, and the rest laughed and cried and mocked “teabaggers”. Rich and friends are no longer laughing after Scott Brown and Massachusetts. Now Rich is concerned and saying what we said one year ago and before:
Obama has blundered, not by positioning himself too far to the left but by landing nowhere — frittering away his political capital by being too vague, too slow and too deferential to Congress. [snip]
Worse, the master communicator in the White House has still not delivered a coherent message on his signature policy. He not only refused to signal his health care imperatives early on but even now he, like Congressional Democrats, has failed to explain clearly why and how reform relates to economic recovery — or, for that matter, what he wants the final bill to contain. Sure, a president needs political wiggle room as legislative sausage is made, but Scott Brown could and did drive his truck through the wide, wobbly parameters set by Obama.
Ask yourself this: All these months later, do you yet know what the health care plan means for your family’s bottom line, your taxes, your insurance? It’s this nebulousness, magnified by endless Senate versus House squabbling, that has allowed reform to be caricatured by its foes as an impenetrable Rube Goldberg monstrosity, a parody of deficit-ridden big government. Since most voters are understandably confused about what the bills contain, the opponents have been able to attribute any evil they want to Obamacare, from death panels to the death of Medicare, without fear of contradiction.
Frank Rich will take a year to understand what we have written: Obama can’t be trusted. Obama worked deals with the pharmaceutical companies in January and February 2009, not because he needed to, but because he wanted to. It’s what Obama did in Illinois. In any fight between the powerful and the powerless, Obama will side with the powerful (while emitting sounds favoring the powerless). It’s the way Obama has always advanced HIMSELF. It’s what Obama always does. Obama is a stooge of the powerful and the establishment forces but Frank Rich can’t bring himself to write that solid truth.
Mullah Bob Herbert in March 2009, damned anyone who questioned his “Black Jesus”.
This intense, impatient, often self-righteous, frequently wrongheaded and at times willfully destructive criticism has come in waves, and not just from the right. Mr. Obama is as legitimate a target for criticism as any president. But there is a weird hysterical quality to some of the recent attacks that suggests an underlying fear or barely suppressed rage. It’s a quality that seems not just unhelpful but unhealthy.
Now Mullah Bob has joined the “self-righteous”, belatedly:
How loud do the alarms have to get? There is an economic emergency in the country with millions upon millions of Americans riddled with fear and anxiety as they struggle with long-term joblessness, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcies and dwindling opportunities for themselves and their children.
The door is being slammed on the American dream and the politicians, including the president and his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill, seem not just helpless to deal with the crisis, but completely out of touch with the hardships that have fallen on so many.
While the nation was suffering through the worst economy since the Depression, the Democrats wasted a year squabbling like unruly toddlers over health insurance legislation. No one in his or her right mind could have believed that a workable, efficient, cost-effective system could come out of the monstrously ugly plan that finally emerged from the Senate after long months of shady alliances, disgraceful back-room deals, outlandish payoffs and abject capitulation to the insurance companies and giant pharmaceutical outfits.
The public interest? Forget about it.
With the power elite consumed with its incessant, discordant fiddling over health care, the economic plight of ordinary Americans, from the middle class to the very poor, got pathetically short shrift. And there is no evidence, even now, that leaders of either party fully grasp the depth of the crisis, which began long before the official start of the Great Recession in December 2007.
Mullah Bob sounds hysterical, almost like one of the “crazed women” of the Hillary campaign he and his ilk excoriated. What a difference Massachusetts makes. Wait until November 2010 when we will be in the streets cheering Mullah Bob and Teabagger Rich as they imitate stockbrokers in 1929 and take the fast way down.
Mullah Bob is only now worried about the working class so easily discarded by Barack Obama and his disgusting Dimocrats. Mullah Bob is now worried about the poor after helping foist an inexperienced boob, stooge of the powerful, on the American people. Too late Mullah Bob, you’re one of those to blame.
Even the garbage scow called Maureen Dowd is grinding her high heels in the stinking Obama carcass.
On the cusp of the special election for Kennedy’s seat, when I interviewed Arnold at his favorite Beverly Hills lunchtime haunt, Caffé Roma, the governor was already confident that Martha Coakley was going down.
“This is a major disaster — the Democrats are in a major panic mode,” he said, chuckling with satisfaction, leaning back in his black sheepskin-lined jacket and smoking a big stogie. “They’re going in the dead bed. It will be a punishing blow for the Democrats in 2010.”
About the cinematically handsome Brown, who campaigned in a GMC pick-up truck and once posed in the buff in Cosmo, Arnold ruminated: “In acting, they always tell you, ‘Don’t just talk. Don’t just let words come out of your mouth. Go and get inside the heart.’ I think the guy has that ability.” [snip]
Obama “up against the little guy no one has ever heard of before, the guy who is with his truck, driving around and shaking hands and really has new vision and energy. People look at that and say, ‘We’ve got to help the little guy.’ ”
Tea-party-style voter revolts are just part of “the rhythm” of American politics, he said.
Now it’s “Tea-party-style voter revolts” from Scow Dowd. No longer is it “teabaggers”. Fear can change vocabulary.
Fear can change thought too. The Washington Post attacked anyone who questioned Obama’s pusillanimous response to the Christmas bomber barely failed attack. We wondered “Where’s Obama?“.
Now the Washington Post has changed it’s mind, supposedly because of new facts. The Post reflexively protected Obama without a thought to the facts. After Massachusetts, the Post has second thoughts:
We originally supported the administration’s decision in the Abdulmutallab case, assuming that it had been made after due consideration. But the decision to try Mr. Abdulmutallab turns out to have resulted not from a deliberative process but as a knee-jerk default to a crime-and-punishment model.
In testimony Wednesday before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, all said they were not asked to weigh in on how best to deal with Mr. Abdulmutallab. Some intelligence officials, including personnel from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, were included in briefings by the Justice Department before Mr. Abdulmutallab was charged. These sessions did provide an opportunity for those attending to debate the merits of detention vs. prosecution. According to sources with knowledge of the discussions, no one questioned the approach or raised the possibility of taking more time to question the suspect. This makes the administration’s approach even more worrisome than it would have been had intelligence personnel been cut out of the process altogether.
Big Media is at least one year behind American public opinion when it comes to Barack Obama. Big Media is at least three years behind Big Pink opinion when it comes to Barack Obama.
At some point, we believe that will be after November 2010, Big Media and the American public will realize that Obama can’t be trusted. He simply can’t be trusted. Obama is a boob, when it comes to work. When it comes to self-advancement Obama is indeed a malignant genius. On the economy, Obama is a dishonest bankrupt stooge of the establishment. We have made this analysis long ago. We were attacked when we published the truth.
We will continue to advance our arguments against Obama and the perfidy of Obama Dimocrats. We will continue to advance. The Barack Obama apologists will continue to retreat.