The Renunciation

It’s now three days after Easter Sunday and Mess-iah Obama has not yet ascended to Heaven. Quite the contrary. Obama and his Dimocrats have descended to a hot spot, and we don’t mean wireless access or Florida.

The promise from Mess-iah to his disciples was that because he, not Bill Clinton, reigned – they would be saved. “The big difference is me” But that’s not how matters have developed.

Iranian nut Mahmoud Ahmadinejad laughs at Clown Obama. “Mr. Obama, you are a newcomer (to politics). Wait until your sweat dries and get some experience” mocks Mahmoud – well maybe the nut has a point. Mahmoud spiced his analysis of Barack Obama by calling Obama “inexperienced and an amateur politician”. Wasn’t Obama the one who said he would talk to nuts like Ahmadinejad? Wasn’t Obama the one who bristled when Hillary Clinton labeled him “irresponsible and frankly naive” during the primaries?

Obama’s response to repeated insults from Persians, Arabs, and Muslims will be to squeeze the reliable American ally Israel and “impose” his “peace” – the peace of the grave.

Samantha Powers, who called Hillary Clinton a “monster” on behalf of Barack Obama during the primaries has all but called for an invasion of Israel by the United States in order to impose a “peace”. The words are ugly, but Hillary supporters expect ugliness from Samantha Powers.

That’s not the way it was supposed to be, at least not with Muslims. Remember when Dumb White People like John Kerry and Andrew Sullivan declared that Obama’s skin color (Kerry “Because he’s African American”) and “his person” would make Muslims fall in love with America (Sullivan “Which is where his face comes in.”) and all those silly old problems would melt away with celestial choirs singing the One’s praises? But old problems don’t vanish by wishing on a star; appeasement only encourages challenges; and calling a skunk “a rose” does not kill the smell.

It was all a delusion.

And now more delusions are headed towards disastrous end. The economic recovery, as Obama loving Robert Reich stated, is a “jobless recovery”.

“In March, the federal government began hiring census takers big time. These are six-month temp jobs, and they tell us nothing about underlying trends in the labor market. It’s hard to gauge precisely how many were hired — probably between 100,000 and 140,000, although some estimates put the hiring as low as 48,000. Almost a million census workers will need to be hired over the next few months. Subtract these, and today’s job numbers are good but nothing to write home about.[snip]

First, government spending on last year’s giant stimulus is still near its peak, and the Fed continues to hold down interest rates. Without these props, it’s far from clear we’d have any job growth at all.

Second, since the start of the Great Recession, the economy has lost 8.4 million jobs and failed to create another 2.7 million needed just to keep up with population growth. That means we’re more than 11 million in the hole right now. And that hole keeps deepening every month we fail to add at least 150,000 new jobs, again reflecting population growth.

A census-taking job is better than no job, but it’s no substitute for the real thing.

Bottom line: This is no jobs recovery.”

It’s another Obama scam to try to save Dimocrats in November from the angry jobless. Census employment gooses the numbers and government employment will not accomplish the priority job – which is jobs, jobs, jobs.

Those Dimocratic politicians who thought Obama would be their Mess-iah, or Noah, now see the water leaks ready to swamp the balsa wood ark.

“Before Congress left town for the spring recess, Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged rank-and-file Democrats to return home and tout the benefits of the landmark health care bill.

But instead of barnstorming their districts celebrating their historic accomplishment, some have been content to remain beneath the radar, reluctant to advertise their role in passing the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s domestic policy agenda.

Rep. John Boccieri, who represents this conservative area in northeast Ohio, is one of them.

After announcing his intention to vote for the bill in a news conference televised live on CNN two days before the vote, Obama lauded his political courage. The president noted that the freshman Democrat sat “in as tough a district as there is,” a shout-out that prompted a standing ovation from the House Democratic Caucus.

For the past week, however, Boccieri has gone dark, surfacing only last Wednesday night — in New York City — at a cocktail party fundraiser to benefit his reelection campaign. Otherwise, the congressman had no public schedule.”

Boccieri and his fellow Dimocratic delusionals should drink as many of those New York City cocktails as they possibly can before they join the unemployment line:

“Boccieri is not alone. He’s one of a number of House Democrats who’ve kept a low profile over the recess, a group largely defined by the level of political jeopardy they face this fall.[snip]

One of them, Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.), has not held any events in Republican-oriented North Dakota to talk about health care, his staff acknowledged. This week, he’ll talk about Social Security.

The offices of other endangered members, ranging from veterans such as Reps. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) and Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) to junior members such as Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) and John Salazar (D-Colo.), did not return messages asking about how they had promoted health care last week. [snip]

His back flip on health care simply dumps fuel on a fire that no amount of special-interest money or pats on the back from Speaker Pelosi will be able to put out,” said Jim Renacci, the front-runner in the 16th District’s contested Republican primary. “I think he knows that people are mad as hell, … and I think that concerns him.”

After the Obama promises that he would save them if they saved him with a “yes” vote on the health scam Big Media celebrated. Emotions would run cooler and dumb American would learn to love the Obama scam crowed Big Media. The test would be if the anger died down, according to Big Media. But the anger boils:

“If the experience of this state’s two Democratic House members is any indication, the raw emotion and mistrust emanating from last summer’s congressional town halls never really went away.

Instead, the unrest simmered over the ensuing months, only to return to a boil when Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Rep. Paul Hodes, who is running for U.S. Senate, returned home to meet with their constituents here during the first week of the Easter recess.

Their public events provided a bracing reminder to Democrats that the political pivot from health care to economic and financial issues is going to be much more arduous than they expected.”

Only now as the water gushes into the balsa wood Obama ark, do these dumb Dimocrats begin to question whether their Mess-iah is a false prophet.

“At a senior center in Manchester Wednesday, one woman turned away when Hodes offered his outstretched hand for an introduction.

I don’t want to shake your hand. You voted for health care, so just go,” snapped Carmen Guimond, as she refocused on her lunch of roast beef and mashed potatoes and waved him on. [snip]

While the landmark health care reform law is driving much of the hostility, at a handful of events here in the week after its passage, voters expressed profound cynicism and suspicion not just about the legislation but about Washington, government and virtually everything that came out of their legislators’ mouths. [snip]

For her part, at back-to-back town hall meetings in Bedford and Merrimack, Shea-Porter faced consistent boos, heckles and catcalls after almost every point she rattled off in defense of her vote. [snip]

“Why can’t we ask a question?” yelled one man, objecting to a format that randomly selected numbers out of a tub of tickets to choose questioners.

Are you a princess or a representative?” chastised one woman.

Yet another man was miffed that he received a form letter from the representative’s office in response to six specific questions he sent her by mail.

I expect a reply. I heard a position statement that did not answer any of my questions,” complained Ben Niles of Merrimack.”

Delusional Obama Dimocrats and their enablers assured themselves that the American public would not care about “process” and they would eventually love the stinking product (in the same way Obama used to say “to know me is to love me” – how has that panned out?).

“One question, though, is whether the unseemly horse trading that to many voters seemed to characterize the process has tainted the final product — and voters’ trust of Congress.

When Shea-Porter referred to the health care legislation as a bipartisan effort at one event and noted 200 amendments by Republicans, several in the audience jeered, “What a joke! You have got to be kidding me!

When she said there was growing support for the legislation, even within her congressional district, a heckler taunted her, yelling, “How are your polls doing, Carol?” Another shouted, “That’s a lie! That’s a Pelosi line!

Her statement that “the bill is paid for” led to a hearty round of laughs that made it seem as if she had delivered a joke.”

Carol Shea-Porter did deliver a joke, a bad joke no one is laughing at. Well, maybe Republicans are laughing.

American voters will laugh alongside Republicans because American still don’t know what is going on with health care.

“Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors’ offices, human resources departments and business groups.

“They’re saying, ‘Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?’ ” said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for[snip]

McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage.[snip]

We tell them it’s not free, that there are going to be things in place that help people who are low-income, but that ultimately most of that is not going to be taking place until 2014,” McLean said.”

That’s right, it’s not free, it’s a scam.

Even with Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele proving daily he is a buffoon, the Republicans up for election in November continue to grow in strength. Steele’s ugly and stupid “racism” defense is as hollow as the Obama “racist opponents” charges doled out by Obama defenders. So stupid are the Steele “racist” charges that other Republicans are smartly smacking Steele down for using the race card. If only Dimocrats would denounce New Jersey Senator Menendez’ friends (such as state party chair John Wisniewski who reportedly said the recall campaign against Menendez is “racially motivated”) for their race-baiting.

Even with bumbling Michael Steele at the helm Republicans have managed to raise $11.4 million in March, the best amount raised in a midterm election year thus far by Republicans. The big dollar figures for Dimocrats will not save them from their own Obama albatross. The latest Gallup poll reflects the “enthusiasm” of Republicans and Independents to vote Dimocrats out in the November elections.

And all that talk about how the Obama health scam was written in stone, never to be changed? Not quite yet, reports the respected Christian Science Monitor.

“But their fight to sustain the new law through the 2010 and 2012 elections – before key features such as subsidies and the health insurance “exchanges” take effect – could be as daunting as passing it.

One reason: House and Senate Republicans, who uniformly rejected the healthcare package, may well remain opposed.

We don’t know a lot about what the long-term implications are of sustaining laws if they are passed on such partisan votes,” says Eric Patashnik, professor of politics and public policy at the University of Virginia.

Democrats upended conventional wisdom when they moved a major new social entitlement without a single Republican vote. The Social Security Act in 1935 and Medicare in 1965 passed with broad, bipartisan majorities. Call it a Senate mantra: No big bill moves unless it’s bipartisan. [snip]

During the next two election cycles, voters won’t have much to go on when judging whether they like healthcare reform. Many of the law’s key features won’t take effect until 2014. For Democrats, maintaining support for the law through those elections won’t be easy.

What sustained Social Security and Medicare through the years was that they came to be viewed as broad entitlements that helped the middle class as well as the poor.

“Even conservatives who had ideological concerns about these bills couldn’t oppose them because they developed such strong middle-class constituencies,” says Professor Patashnik. “It’s not clear this law will develop a similar level of support.”

Obama Dimocrats will continue to bamboozle the poor and the middle class, but as Abraham Lincoln observed, ‘you can’t fool all of the people all of the time’ and two elections cycles are a lot of time.

“Republicans, meanwhile, are already campaigning to repeal the law.

“The tax hikes, the Medicare cuts, the job-killing mandate, the accounting gimmicks, the backroom deals – we’re going to fight to repeal them at every single turn,” said House GOP leader John Boehner at a briefing on March 25.

“The American people aren’t going to take this lying down. The ink isn’t even dry and there’s a grass-roots revolt over this bill,” he added, referring to two states that have voted to reject mandates in the law and 37 others considering such measures or court challenges.”

As we pointed out last year, their is a very close historical analogy to the current Obama scam:

“Even a big, bipartisan vote is no guarantee that healthcare reforms can be sustained.

Case in point: the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988, which promised prescription-drug coverage and extended hospitalization benefits to seniors. Congress repealed the law a year after it was passed, after seniors objected to new out-of-pocket costs that kicked in before the law’s biggest benefits.

In 2003, House Republicans ground out a victory for President Bush’s prescription-drug reform. Sixteen Democrats in the House and 11 in the Senate gave Republicans at least a claim to be moving bipartisan legislation. Still, Democrats objected to GOP tactics to jam the bill through the House, including adding nearly three hours to a 15-minute vote. They also opposed GOP provisions to extend prescription-drug coverage to those who receive Medicare benefits through private plans (Medicare Advantage).

Now, in another twist, Democrats are using their majority to reverse that policy. The “fixes” that passed along with the healthcare reform bill cut $135.6 billion from the Medicare Advantage program from 2010 through 2019.

“It’s reasonable to speculate that [a partisan vote] is another factor that increases the risk of a law being appealed or eroded over time,” says Patashnik.”

Such is the level of Renunciation by the American public that some Republicans with long historical memories are reliving the great past triumphs and thinking it can happen again. Michael Barone:

“It is interesting to look back at the biggest Republican victory of the last 80 years, the off-year election of 1946. [snip]

Recent polls tell me that the Democratic Party is in the worst shape I have seen during my 50 years of following politics closely. So I thought it would be interesting to look back at the biggest Republican victory of the last 80 years, the off-year election of 1946. Republicans in that election gained 13 seats in the Senate and emerged with a 51–45 majority there, the largest majority that they enjoyed between 1930 and 1980. And they gained 55 seats in the House, giving them a 246–188 majority in that body, the largest majority they have held since 1930. The popular vote for the House was 53% Republican and 44% Democratic, a bigger margin than Republicans have won ever since. And that’s even more impressive when you consider that in 1946 Republicans did not seriously contest most seats in the South. In the 11 states that had been part of the Confederacy, Democrats won 103 of 105 seats and Republicans won only 2 seats in east Tennessee. In the 37 non-Confederate states, in contrast, Republicans won 246 of 330 seats, compared to only 85 for Democrats.

There are some intriguing similarities between the political situation in 1946 and the political situation today.”

Back in 1946 government was growing rapidly and Democrats threatened to grow it even faster. Government was taking 40% of the gross domestic product due to the war. There was talk of following the British example and create a “welfare state”. In 1944 Democrats controlled both houses of Congress (Senate 57-38, House 242-191) but not with such wide margins as today. Harry Truman was popular at first, but faded fast. The similarities have Republicans salivating.

Even before the November elections the Republicans are salivating.

“The prospect of losing two House seats in back-to-back special elections next month has sparked a vigorous, behind-the-scenes Democratic effort, designed to avoid an outcome that could lead to panic among the rank and file and stall the momentum generated by the recent passage of landmark health care legislation.

The trajectories of the two elections, which will take place in Pennsylvania and Hawaii over a span of four days next month, have raised alarm bells among top party officials who fear that a pair of defeats in the Democratic-held seats could amount to a Massachusetts Senate sequel, overshadowing President Barack Obama’s health care reform plan and reinforcing a narrative that the Democratic Party is on track for severe losses in November.”

In Hawaii Obama’s Washington thugs are backing the brother of Steve Case, the Dell CEO and Obama classmate, a man by the name of Ed Case against a Japanese-American woman, Colleen Hanabusa. Where are the charges of “racism”?

In Pennsylvania, John Murtha’s district might easily elect a Republican too.

“Locally, there’s a lot of anger, people know things aren’t right. And it taps into the general anxiety out there that things are on the wrong track,” Barbara Hafer, Critz’s onetime primary opponent and a former state treasurer, told POLITICO. “That could lead into a throw-the-bums out attitude.”

One Democratic operative following the race, noting that public polling shows Critz with a narrow lead over Republican businessman Tim Burns in a district with a significant Democratic voter registration advantage, was blunter in his assessment: “It’s easy to make an argument that he’s part of the problem. He was a Hill staffer; he asked for questionable earmarks. There’s a lot to beat him up on.”

Not only does Obama have to worry about a Republican winning in overwhelmingly Democratic Hawaii, there is also the problem of Deval Patrick. Deval Patrick in Massachusetts is in trouble and his puppet master David Axelrod, who used Patrick as a crash test dummy for Obama, might not be able to help:

“They are also trailblazing, post-civil-rights era African-American politicians of roughly the same age who rode similar hope and change themes to victory — “Yes we can” for Obama in 2008; “Together we can” for Patrick in 2006. Their messages were close enough that in one much-publicized 2008 speech, Obama even borrowed nearly exact phrasing from a 2006 Patrick speech.

It is precisely those thematic similarities — not to mention some shared political experiences — that have spawned theories that Patrick’s re-elect will be a bellwether for how Obama fares in 2012.

“Deval Patrick is the canary in the coal mine for Barack Obama in 2012,” conservative Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr wrote in January.

Mary Anne Marsh, a Democratic strategist in Massachusetts, believes that if Patrick loses, “many people would say, ‘This is the way to try to beat Barack Obama in 2012.’”

The time to beat Obama is in 2010.

For Obama no Ascension – only Renunciation remains.