It’s a Friday and we did so want to play music videos and amuse ourselves with stories of Christmas joy. Instead, a week before Christmas Eve Friday, we are reduced to gauging the depths of our contempt for Obama, Obama Dimocrats, as well as our fellow Democrats.
Will we, like Velma Hart, ever get “exhausted” as we pound our fists raw? Poor Velma, later to become one of the unemployed, became “exhausted” defending her Mess-iah Barack Obama. Will we ever become exhausted with reverse Velma Hartitis? After a week like this week, a day like yesterday, we are sure that the vaults of this earth which contain the world’s oceans cannot encompass our contempt for Barack Obama and Obama Dimocrats – yea all things “Democrat”.
262 votes so far for tax deal. Bush tax cuts passed House in 2001 with 230 votes.
The vote on this “core Democratic value” before the overwhelmingly Dimocratic House ended up at 277-148. As Republican/conservative Ed Morrisey noted, “more Democrats ended up voting to extend the Bush tax cuts than Republicans did.” Remember back in October 2008, even before election day 2008, when we were mocked for being the first to say “Obama is the third Bush Term” and that Obama supporters had to “prepare themselves for a stab in the back by Barack?” Remember when we first, before anyone else, wrote “George W. Obama”?
News for Big Media and Obama Hopium Guzzlers: Obama is the Third Bush Term only much worse than the first two.
Consider this tableau vivant painted by Journolister Politico:
“Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who will be the top Democrat on the Budget Committee come January, tried to funnel frustration with the overall bill into a focus on just the estate tax, which he portrayed as a political and policy winner for his caucus. But in the end, liberals viewed too many elements of the bill as odious — as painful giveaways to the rich—to target just one for change.
Republicans, on the other hand, remained on the sideline, giddy at the deal they were destined to secure.
“I’m trying to remember something that we passed under Bush that was this good,” one senior House Republican aide said.
Indeed, the bill combines a series of tax breaks that Bush didn’t dare to put in one piece of legislation during his presidency – a cornucopia that took him several years to attain.
But with Democrats tripping over their own feet, Republicans enjoyed a view from the sidelines.”
Those chortling Republicans are not very smart, but they are honest, as they flick their cigar ashes onto the Democratic corpse in the coffin. Much smarter Republicans/conservatives (think Charles Krauthammer and Michelle Malkin) prefer the “pretend” tactic that this is somehow a Republican defeat and a victory for Barack Obama and his Hopium Guzzlers.
Krauthammer is particularly brilliant. In his latest column Krauthammer declares “Obama is back.” Krauthammer trumpets Obama more brilliant than Bill Clinton!
Say you own a dilapidated house, infested with mold, in a crime ridden neighborhood with a noisy road nearby which murderous drug dealers use to traffic their wares. The “house” has holes in the ceiling which allow the sun and the rain to break in. The “house” has holes in the floors which in areas allow for a basement-to-sky view. You want to sell the house.
You advertise the house as a “fixer-upper” for those with hope for change and lots of “elbow grease”. The neighborhood you describe as “lively” with “great access to transportation” and “outgoing neighbors”.
Dumb Dimocrats will buy the house. Smart Republicans/conservatives like Krauthammer and Malkin will complain about letting that house go for a “steal” and denounce the dumb Dimocrat buyer for taking advantage of them and getting such a great bargain and robbing them blind of their treasured and airy home. That’s what Krauthammer is doing in his latest smart column.
Bill Clinton, as we noted recently, moved the country in the direction he wanted to move the country and the Republicans hated his success. We quoted Republican/conservative Sean Trende in our article:
“… Clinton didn’t compromise.… he fought for his platform vigorously. He acquiesced to a shutdown in the government, gambling that because his position was the more popular one, that the Republicans would bear the brunt of the public’s ire. And he was right. Obama has, in essence, capitulated on the eve of the government shutdown.”
According to the very smart and wily Krauthammer though, Clinton – who got what he wanted and put a ring through the Republican nose is not nearly as brilliant as Barack Obama. This is the very same Obama who willingly ringed his own nose and then ran a rope through it and surrendered the rope to Republicans so they could enjoy a good pull.
Krauthammer, enjoying himself immensely at the expense of dullards further declares that surrender is really only “Obama’s repositioning to the center….” Charlie is funnin’ us.
Krauthammer is right when he declares that Obama gentry whites (“liberals”) will never abandon Obama. We like the following from the nimble, dancing Mr. Krauthammer, who, like a Tambourine Man, no chair can harness:
“The conservative gloaters were simply fooled again by the flapping and squawking that liberals ritually engage in before folding at Obama’s feet. House liberals did it with Obamacare; they did it with the tax deal. Their boisterous protests are reminiscent of the floor demonstrations we used to see at party conventions when the losing candidate’s partisans would dance and shout in the aisles for a while before settling down to eventually nominate the other guy by acclamation.”
The man who just sold a mold infested “fixer-upper” complains that he was taken advantage of by a wily buyer:
“Even as they were near unanimously voting for this monstrosity, Republicans began righteously protesting $8.3 billion of earmarks in Harry Reid’s omnibus spending bill. They seem not to understand how ridiculous this looks after having agreed to a Stimulus II that even by their own generous reckoning has 38 times as much spending as all these earmarks combined.”
Krauthammer wrote the last before the Republicans also won on the “omnibus spending bill” last night. Harry Reid lost, Republicans won. Prepare for more crocodile tears from the wise owl that is Krauthammer. Soon we’ll hear that the Republicans were outmaneuvered in the Senate as well as they beat dim Dimocrat drums.
Dean Baker once thought Obama’s New Deal was a good idea. Dean Baker eventually read, thought, understood what a mess the Obama New Deal is and pulled his support:
However, after further thought and conversations with people around Washington (first and foremost, Nancy Altman, the co-director of Social Security Works), I have become convinced that this deal would be a disaster. Paul Krugman does a nice job laying out the limited benefits of the stimulus, but my greater concern is what happens to Social Security in this story. Effectively, this deal would give us a permanent two-percentage point reduction in the payroll tax in a Washington climate very hostile to Social Security.
Krugman and Baker are greatly respected by Democrats. But we are tired of them. They supported Obama and continue to try to support the boob. Why would it ever take anyone who is “smart” more than a nanosecond to figure out that what is right for Obama is not right for America?
Krauthammer should know that Obama is indeed a great bargainer and wily buyer and seller – but only when it comes to his own personal advancement. Witness today’s just in time for Christmas stocking stuffers publicity stunt in which Obama reads a book to children. Unlike Bush the book Obama read is not about pet goats. Obama is much shrewder when it comes to self-promotion. Barack Obama instead chose to read a book written by… himself.
Krauthammer should hear the laughter at the Republican/conservative website HotAir. They are busy laughing at Politico. Politico wrote that the Bush Tax Cuts vote in the House was a win for… Obama! A big win for Obama because he “closed the most impressive sales job of his presidency”. HotAir laughs with justification:
“Well, it’s the product, not the sales pitch, that actually matters. And what mattered to Americans in the midterm elections was a Congress that quit taking more and more money out of their pockets instead of curtailing spending. The omnibus spending bill died for the same reason, which was that accountability returned with a vengeance in November, and those who are left on Capitol Hill know that the safety of incumbency has evaporated, hopefully for good.
The Democrats voted for Obama’s deal, but Obama’s deal consisted of endorsing the tax rates proposed by George W. Bush in toto. Not just the income tax rates, either, but also the capital-gains tax rates that Obama insisted on raising during the 2008 campaign to either 20% or 28%. In the end, those tax rates got more votes last night in a Democratic-controlled House (277) than they did in the GOP-controlled House in 2001 (230), and more Democrats voted to extend them than Republicans, 139-138.
If that’s a victory for Obama, may the next two years be filled with such victories.
Such victories! Oh, and remember that big demonstration against Obama planned by what passes for the left these days? We wrote about it earlier this week. Well, as predicted by us, without Glenn Beck or some comedians in attendance, it was a fizzle.
Somewhere, with rising popularity polls, with money streaming in from his book, with “My Pet Goat” bookmarked at a table near by, George W. Bush is laughing.