Obama's Goose Cooked: Blame Al Franken?
Obviously, Barack Obama has no one to blame but himself, but I'll make the claim that Al Franken provided the ignition to Obama's Titanic collapse. Well, even I admit, that is a bunch of bullshit.
Elected in on a wave of optimism and a thirst for change, Americans chose to look past the fact that President Obama had zero experience tangible to the presidency. No executive experience, less than a year in the Senate and never had to make a payroll in his life. He came in promising to be a bipartisan reformer and that the glow of transparency would expose all Washington, DC politicians for the self serving cronies that they were. Interestingly enough, Nancy Pelosi brought a broom into the House of Representatives when she was announced as Speaker of the House, promising to sweep out all the "political debris" and clean up that branch of government.
We were supposed to get a fresh start and a change in the way things are done in Washington DC's inner sanctum.
It never happened.
Although you can make a case that it is Al Franken's fault. I don't think that I believe this. I sort of think that we would have gotten the same result albeit it may have taken much longer to get here. Instead of taking on massive amounts of water early, we probably would have had a slower leak that would have achieved the same result.
My theory is that once Al Franken was announced as the 60th Democratic senator, the Obama administration huddled up and gave up any illusions of bipartisanship. It saw a supermajority as a once in a lifetime chance to push through every piece of garbage legislation they could. Every Democratic wish list was going to come to fruition by hook or by crook, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. The Republicans were powerless to stop them, they figured. Hell, they didn't even invite Republicans into the chambers to craft the bills. They locked the doors and went it alone. The only lip service they gave to Republicans was to complain about them being the "Party of No".
Problem is...they forgot about the American people and what they wanted. The US citizen is who Obama should have been concerned with, not Republicans. Instead, Obama decides to embrace the lunatic far left wing of the party, who disregard US citizens as mouth breather hate monger racists.
They treat Americans as badly as they treat the Republicans.
They bailed out banks, insurers, and the auto industry unions. They passed a stimulus bill laden with every perceivable Democrat wish list item even though Obama promised to go through the bills line by line and veto earmarks. They passed Cap and Trade in the House in order for Obama to look good in Copenhagen for the Climate meeting. It failed miserably and the bill is almost unpassable as written in the Senate. Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, decided to try terrorists, starting with KSM in American courts and granted them the rights of US citizens. He offered us no real reasoning for doing this. I guess Americans aren't smart enough to know the difference. Then came healthcare, the largest piece of garbage that US legislation has ever seen. To get it passed, so many Democratic special interests and politicians had to be bribed just to support it.
And as each cog was added to the machine, concerned Americans started taking to the streets. Just a handful here and there at first, then little by little the Tea Party movement was born and started to grow as spending pushed into the trillions.
Did the President address their concerns? Nope, not at first. First, Obama turned the mainstream media and his staff on them. Calling old men and ladies, stay at home moms, students and many of the middle class who showed up to protest: astroturf of the extreme right wing of the Republican Party. Nancy Pelosi had very unkind words for them. Liberal TV talking heads started calling them "teabaggers". Never thought I'd see the day, that mainstream television would use the term teabagger on the news. Janet Napolitano said that the biggest threat to national security would be our own returning GI's who could be recruited into some sort of ultra right wing army.
I can go on and on and cite so many more Obama administration folks who said similar things. It's truly embarrassing.
The supermajority went to Obama's head and now he's hit an iceberg called Scott Brown, the soon to be senator of Massachusetts, who will replace Ted Kennedy. Democrats are aghast that a Republican is on the verge of winning a senate seat in a place that there hasn't been a sitting Republican senator since the 70's.
But, just like a drunk who is convinced that one more drink will cure the hangover, they look for other ways to push through a healthcare bill that doesn't even garner 40% of the popular vote. Instead, they blame Martha Coakley for not campaigning correctly or not being a good enough candidate. Maybe they are right as Martha makes a comment that the Taliban is no longer in Afghanistan on a day that Kabul is burning from a Taliban offensive. But, in fairness to Coakley, I'd say that Obama is the anchor sinking her campaign.
Even now, Democrats don't see the writing on the wall. The CNN, MSNBC and major networks are presenting this election as angry voters tired of corruption in the state. Under no circumstance is this election a referendum on Obama. Well, they can delude themselves all they want. We know the truth. So do they. They talk about it in the backrooms, believe me.
Scott Brown will win and thwart healthcare, whether by his vote or in a groundswell to fight ObamaCare through the courts.
And in November 2010, a huge amount of Democrats are going to lose their jobs. Not because the Republicans are better candidates but simply because the Democrats decided to shit on rank and file Americans in 2009 to push their agendas, no matter what the cost (jobs, higher taxes).
Americans don't like being railroaded.
Prepare for a major shitstorm on Tuesday and in 2010.
You deserve it!