Posted by KingShamus on August 27, 2013
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Posted by KingShamus on January 1, 2013
Let’s face facts, people. Conservatism really took it on the chin in 2012. After all, Republican Mitt Romney got his ass beat by left-wing ideologue Barack Obama. The Supreme Court, led by John “No Seriously, Dubya Nominated Me!” Roberts, upheld ObamaCare. The US Senate remained in the hands of Democrat
Majority Leader embarrassment Harry Reid.
Look at some of the dire metrics going against conservatives. The fiscal cliff deal is all tax hikes, no spending cuts and a whole lot of kabuki theater nonsense. The media remains a statist bullhorn and progressive piggy bank all in one. The education establishment is committed to indoctrinating America’s youth in the ways of Karl Marx while failing to teach them how to read. According to conventional wisdom, the Right should spare themselves the embarrassment of a messy end, get into a dark corner, curl up in a ball and quietly die.
Just like it croaked in 2009, right?
Consider the following sequence of events. On Election Night, Barack Obama’s hottest sexual fantasy was fulfilled when Mitt Romney delivered a submissive beta-male concession speech. Just over a month later, Governor Rick Snyder made right-to-work the law of the land in union-dominated Michigan.
That certainly wasn’t supposed to happen. Just like after Obama won in 2008, the left was stoked to see America morph into a slightly bigger less ouzo-fueled Greece. Socialist values were destined to sweep away all the bitter-clingers and their retrograde obsessions with the US Constitution, free market socialism and keeping some of the money they earned through the sweat of their labors. All that hackneyed 18th century Enlightenment jive was going out the door, replaced by Barack Obama’s brand of shiny happy grievance-group buy-offs.
The Mitten State, of all places, was thought to be one of the strongholds of Barack Obama’s national progressive realignment. Big aggressive labor groups pumping piles of money into Democrat campaign coffers has been the great idea in the Donkey-Puncher playbook since the Paleolithic Era. Now that beloved Donkey-Puncher strategy is in serious jeopardy.
Lest you think this is an isolated right-wing victory in a sea of conservative defeats, ponder the fact that during what was supposed to be the new Progressive Golden Age, no Republican has lost a governorship since 2007. Thirty states have a GOP chief executive. Twenty-one states have both a Republican governor and a GOP-controlled legislature. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker not only survived a nasty recall race, he annihilated the competition and looks poised to win a second term.
Seen this way, it’s clear many states welcome right-of-center politics. They’re comfortable letting conservatives–or ‘Republicans‘ at least–run their governments. Why didn’t all that translate into a win for Mitt Romney?
Maybe because Romney just didn’t offer enough of a contrast to Barack Obama’s galloping socialism. Forget for a moment that the former Taxachussetts governor got less votes in ’12 than that famous arch rightwing stalwart John McCain did in 2008. Instead, look at how well the Libertarian Party candidate did. Gary Johnson scored 44,000 votes in Florida. Ohio gave 47,000 votes to the former New Mexico governor. He snagged 48,000 votes in the Keystone State.
To be fair, with the exception of Florida, none of these vote counts could’ve put Romney ahead of Obama. But you can look at these Gary Johnson voters, along with Mitt’s overall lack of support, as indicative of a general conservative dismay with the Republican nominee. If the GOP presidential candidate isn’t going to stand up forcefully to the President, why should anybody else? Many voters made the entirely reasonable conclusion that Romney was a weak specimen, and they looked at other options. This in turn created a min-Perot effect, where the traditionalist/conservative vote was split in several states and was depressed across the country.
The Romney campaign seemed to take an awful lot of voters for granted. Social issues like abortion were never really addressed, except in the quietest most defensive way possible. Gun enthusiasts got a few perfunctory interviews in various National Rifle Association publications, but that was pretty much it. It seemed as if Team Mitt felt these voters–who make a large chunk of the Republican base–were just going to fall in line. Those Republicans were not swayed by Romney’s sotto voce strategy, and it ended up costing Romney dearly.
Worse, by not going out and arguing against Obama’s anti-life positions or his thinly-veiled hatred of the Second Amendment, the GOP nominee allowed David Axelrod and Co. to define him as an out of touch racist gay-bashing plutocrat who wanted to chain women to an ironing board while simultaneously giving them cancer. In retrospect, the Romney campaign ran an absurd race. While Mitt wanted the election to be about jobs and the economy, Obama and the media (sorry for the repetition) made it about what an unlikable piece of shit Romney is.
Sadly the Democrat’s plan worked, because the Republican nominee was unable to defend himself from a barrage of attacks. Nor could he articulate strong positions that excited important parts of the GOP base. Worse, he couldn’t effectively pivot any of his policy positions into personal or political slams against Barack Obama.
In short, conservatism’s problems in 2012 were much the same as they were in 2008. Nationally, their standard-bearer was n astoundingly poor choice to represent the vast center-right coalition that should be natural Republican Party supporters. In contrast, state level conservatives are enacting serious reforms. Once you look beyond Washington DC’s poisonous liberal assumptions, there is a muscular conservatism to be found in the rest of the nation that is making progress against the utterly unsustainable blue state model.
Maybe the Right should do what Rush Limbaugh says.
Let’s try conservatism, just for a second, just to see how it feels.
Now in the short term, conservatives will certainly take some licks. Their nominal party just lost an election. That tends to have painful consequences. More ominously, the Republican’s caving in to the fiscal cliff deal might just be the final nail in the Party’s coffin. That means precious time will be lost as conservatives coalesce behind a new opposition party. If that process is done quickly a regenerated Tea Party, flush with new supporters, could become a more effective bulwark against the Democrat’s hateful statism than the feckless GOP.
Looking at the situation in total, 2012 gave conservatives plenty of heartburn. But in some ways, the failure of the Republican Party’s presidential campaign and the success of the state-level GOP gives the Right options it did not have in 2011. We have principled leaders in positions of power who have started tearing down liberalism’s failed policies. The Right can tout their successes and compare them to Obama’s catastrophes.
Even better, conservatives no longer just have to accept what the Republican Party tries to spoon-feed them. The Right has gotten very little out of it’s coalition with the Beltway GOP besides a pair of busted presidential campaigns and a very strained frenemy-esque relationship. Perhaps it’s time to remind the Republican Party who really is the junior partner in the firm.
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Posted by KingShamus on November 21, 2012
The decline of the black family is one of the great slow-motion tragedies of the last 60 years. It’s also been one of the most public social disasters in American history. Web-search ‘black family collapse’ and you’ll get a kajillion results. People make prolific careers out of studying the decline of two-parent households in the African-American community. It’s such a momentous problem for our nation that it would take years and years of extremely expensive college education in order to dismiss it.
Who could possibly help restore the nuclear black family? It’s a great question. It’s one that has bedeviled casual observers, social scientists and policy experts for decades. National Review’s Jonah Goldberg thinks the best guy for the job may be our current president.
Contrary to widespread perceptions, marriage is not all that popular among middle- and upper-class blacks either. Black women, Banks reports, long for traditional family structures, but black men — even college-educated black men — for a variety of complex reasons are more ambivalent about it.
As [Patrick] Moynihan learned, speaking honestly about the state of the black family is politically explosive, even when done with the best of intentions. But if there is one person in America with the moral and political standing to have a transformative and beneficial impact on that conversation, it’s Barack Obama, a dedicated father and the most successful black man in American history. Nixon went to China. Maybe Obama can go to black America for something more than votes every four years.
Which is exactly why the POTUS wants nothing to do with encouraging two-parent black families.
Goldberg has fallen victim to one of the classic blunders–the most famous of which is ‘never get involved in a land war in Asia’–but only slightly less well-known is this: ‘Never assume Barack Obama will act in good faith on anything. Ever.”
Sixty seven percent of unmarried women voted for Captain SugarDaddy O’BirthControl. He and his caucus have a distinct electoral interest in keeping women from getting hitched. So what if unmarried women are having kids by the bushel? Who cares if many black women can’t or won’t marry the men who father their children? The Democrats are doing big business with the single ladies, and the party is full of compassionate folks who don’t make war on women, so if you say the Democrats are spectacular hypocrites you’re a racist. Stop being racist, you racist.
I know what you’re thinking. It’s terribly cynical to believe Barack Obama doesn’t want to help the black family because it helps his party win votes. Because when Team Barry called Mitt Romney a freakish alien cancer-causing murderer, that showed Obama’s commitment to starry-eyed idealism.
Every St. Barry promise comes with an expiration date. Every Obama policy is designed to encourage dependency. Most importantly, Obama is a spineless coward when it comes to speaking hard truths to his own community. If something fails to garner votes for the Democrats–and most importantly, himself–the President will not do it. If that something involves driving a wedge between himself and his most reliable voting bloc, it just isn’t happening
In theory, Jonah Goldberg is not wrong. A person of Obama’s stature could talk with serious moral authority about the need to heal the black family. It might then start a wonderful discussion which could lead to beneficial policy proposals and help spur a change in the culture.
The trouble is, you need to start with an honorable president to get that conversation started.
Since we don’t one of those ‘decent leader’ thingies, it looks like we’re shit out of luck.
Posted by KingShamus on November 6, 2012
You know what to do.
If you want Barack Obama to take his rightful place as the local has-been at Pebble Beach’s 19th Hole Bar and Grill, you must vote for Mitt Romney.
Not Gary Johnson.
Not Ron Paul.
Not Jill Stein.
Not Roseanne Barr.
It’s really that simple.
Mitt Romney is the only candidate who can stop Barack Obama’s profligate spending, deleterious energy policies, divisive racialism and international bungling. If these things concern you, you have a clear choice. If Mister Obama’s record makes you nervous about the future of your country, you can do something about it.
Vote Mitt Romney.
Now, on to some links and commentary.
Here’s a good reminder from Ace.
…remember in 2000, all the networks, even Fox, called Florida before polls there were even closed.
The Republican-heavy Panhandle could vote until 8 PM Eastern, but the genius networks didn’t know that, and insisted the polls shut down at 7 PM Eastern– telling Republican voters in a densely-populated area of the state to not vote.
And then they compounded that by calling the state for Gore.
Telling Republicans the polls were closed when they were still open for another hour was one of the biggest dirty tricks played in the history of politics, and probably turned Florida from a clean Bush win into a very, very narrow, intensely disputed one.
In addition, claiming Bush had lost the election by 7 PM eastern undoubtedly poisoned the spirits of Republicans in more westerly states. And remember, that year, New Mexico was lost by Bush by something like a thousand total votes.
Wisconsin was also not called until the day after the election. People forget that. I did. I only know this because I spent last night reviewing the coverage of Election Night 2000.
Read the rest.
Think about it this way. Back in 2000, the MSM was willing to risk it’s credibility to give a big helping hand to the idiot nepot Al Gore. If they were willing to play those kinds of dirty tricks for him, what won’t they do for their own Personal Jesus?
This isn’t just another presidential election. This is the lamestream media’s Armageddon. This is the culmination of their massive cold war against flyover country. They want Obama to win just so he can put all the stubborn bitter-clingers and evil reich-wingers in their rightful place.
Conservatives and traditionalists–ignore the media today. They are not your ally. In fact, they never have been. Furthermore, they do not have your best interests, or your country’s best interests, at heart. They are just another wing of the progressive movement, a movement dedicated to fundamentally transforming this country into a worker’s paradise.
The press ardently pines for your depression and apathy. They don’t want you to vote. They want you to think Obama has this thing in the bag.
Again, put these craven leftist hacks in your rear-view mirror and forget about them.
Read Robert Stacy McCain’s on-site reportage from Ohio. Check out Meep’s awesome charts and graphs. Ponder the Sentry Journal’s sage advice. Shake your head at the New Black Panthers pulling their same old song and dance in Philadelphia.
Focus on what you have to do today. Don’t get demoralized by the media’s epic douchebaggery. We can win this. In fact, we will win it, if we turn out.
Which brings me to my prediction.
Why am I doing this? Why am I putting myself out on a ledge? Besides being a glutton for punishment? I dunno.
Here’s the thing. If the GOP’s Get-out-the-Vote efforts are even just ‘sorta good’, this race will be over tonight. Forget about Ohio. I know they’ve all but guaranteed a recount with their wacky voting nonsense.
No, Mitt Romney will win Ohio. Ironically, he won’t need it. Because his map will look like something like this:
Romney will take somewhere in the neighborhood of 315 electoral votes to Obama’s 223. Even if Team Barry disputes the hell out of the Ohio vote count, it won’t matter. He can litigate the results till Antarctica continental-drifts itself into a tropical paradise. Mitt will flip Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Furthermore, I think Romney will put a scare into Minnesota Democrats. He’ll get a big turnout in the Michigan burbs and hinterlands before Detroit’s insane liberal voting bloc puts Obama over the top there. While the Romney/Ryan ticket won’t win in those two states, he’ll do well enough to shock many in the leftist commentariat.
Will the Donkey-Punchers have inflated numbers due to massive voter
fraud turnout? Certainly. Will it be enough to change the outcome? No.
The only way Obama scores a victory today is if he is somehow able to keep it close enough in Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin so that the big city voter fraud operations can carry him over the finish line. The Bamster can only win a squeaker. But that scenario is only operational if the conservatives and Republicans don’t turn out to vote.
Which they will.
Again, ya’all know what to do. Swamp the cheaters. Outvote the statists. Perplex the progs. Beat Obama.
By midnight tonight, we will have a new president.
And then the work of turning this great and glorious country around will have just begun.
I’ll be on Twitter, rocking out.
Shoot me a line so we can laugh at Chris Matthews shitting his pants on national television.
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Posted by KingShamus on November 1, 2012
Barack Obama must not be allowed another four years in the White House. If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know how adamant I am about this. It is for this reason why I am joining a coalition of the awesome. Here are six bloggers with very good reasons why Mitt Romney must defeat Barack Obama. I will add my two cents at the end. Please reblog this and share it with your friends and family.
Do you know someone who is planning to vote for Obama? Here are some arguments you can use to try to change their minds. A half-dozen conservative bloggers have united and will all have the same post on their blogs today in an effort to help defeat President Obama. Please read this post in its entirety and be sure to go visit each bloggers site via the links. I would also encourage anyone to reblog or link this post to get the word out to as many people as possible. Romney may not be the first choice for some of these contributors, but we can all agree that Obama must go so help us spread the word! Join us to help the undecided vote to stop the destruction of America!
President Obama has been on a chest-thumping tour touting the success of the bailouts both in the auto industry as well as the financial industry.Supporters and critics alike have focused upon what constitutes a success.Some will calculate the cost to the taxpayers.Others will focus on the jobs saved.It is these glass half-empty/half-full arguments that highlight the crux of the problem.Bailouts v. bankruptcy is not an apples to apples comparison.
A bailout by its very nature is the epitome of a reward for past indiscretions.The idea is how best to cushion the blow and alleviate the pain.The fear card plays a big role here as witnessed a full-fledged campaign to warn us of the disaster awaiting should we decline to bailout a failing company/industry.Then to make it worse,we saw government picking the winners and losers in the fallout.
A bankruptcy is intended as a poison pill as much as a legal recourse to alleviate a failing business model.It’s called moral hazard.It is painful by design so it will have a preventative effect.The path chosen by Obama eliminates this.Companies/industries know they can operate with high risk or inefficient practices when an implied guarantee of a bailout is always awaiting.
The key difference is that implied guarantee.It enables risky behavior and distorts the free market.And why not? When you know there is reward as opposed to pain available,who wouldn’t engage in high risk/high reward practices? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac enabled the housing bubble accordingly. AIG and the other players in the banking sector engaged in the derivatives market with our 401(k)s and pensions as monopoly money.
Bailouts encourage and enable bad business practices.Bankruptcy penalizes it.So when you question whether or not Obama succeeded with his bailouts,you should instead be asking why he engages in a policy that promotes risky investments and inefficient business practices that will eventually require you the taxpayer to pay for it.
Politicians lie. There is nothing that is earth-shattering about this statement. Presidents are politicians and they generally adhere to the stereotype.
There have been exceptions to the rule, but Presidents like Washington and Garfield are few and far between.
Sometimes presidents lie with the best of intentions. More often than not they lie to protect themselves and their careers.
But while the reasons presidents lie are probably as numerous as the lies that they tell, the depth of mendacity demonstrated by President Obama is unique in American political history. It is not merely that he will do or say anything to remain in office, but the reason he will do or say anything to remain in power – his hatred of American pre-eminence on the world stage. We have never had a president who felt it his mission to reduce the nation to benefit other nations.
It is an established fact that Obama is a devotee of Saul Alinsky – a completely amoral – “ends justify any means” individual. Obama has learned his lessons well and seeks to bring America down a peg by any and all means necessary. Obama is apparently quite comfortable with Lenin’s adage, “You’ve got to break a few eggs to make an omelet.”
It is only when one understands Obama’s motivations and complete lack of morality, that one can understand how this callous president could refer to the death of an American ambassador and other Americans in Libya as “bumps in the road.” One has to wonder, where does that road lead?
Barack Hussein Obama was swept into office by a wave of voters willing to give the new guy a shot. He offered a chance to redeem America from its original sin and at the same time promised to end the bi-partisan bickering of politics as usual in the DC beltway. He was a relative unknown on the national scene and took every advantage of that fact. After all, when a candidate doesn’t have a record to campaign on, it’s much easier to paint himself as the elixir for the times.
Four years later, we know a lot more about the man at the helm of our ship of state and it should be clear that Obama was either not ready for the task he was given or his prescriptions did not work as advertised. In fact, if they were meant to heal a nation of its economic malaise and draw the political parties together in some magical union of left and right then the cure was worse than the disease. The patient should switch doctors, stat.
Too many also, voted for Obama under the premise that he would close the supposed divide between the races, a flag his surrogates in the media fly on his behalf but one he seldom raises himself, as if to stay above the fray. Indeed, the subject of Obama’s race is ever in play by the media and that too has had the opposite effect than what Americans were promised, namely, more division, not less.
Sooner or later Barack Hussein Obama must lose his pigment to be judged by actions and results. That time is now. Americans must look at the man without the rainbow goggles and flowery rhetoric to discern what he and his party have accomplished in 4 years. We must decide if we are pleased with the results of Obama’s Transformational Vision for America:
An America that believes the Constitution is flawed and must be remade or flat-out ignored.
An America that owes the world an endless apology.
An America that is not the last bastion if freedom in the world, not that shining city on the hill, but just another third world ghetto.
My friends, America deserves and demands better than Barack Hussein Obama’s dismal vision for our future. We must make that message crystal clear on November 6th in numbers that cannot be denied or ignored.
Obama came into office with zero experience in anything useful. But, narcissist that he is, he was sure that because his middle name was Hussein and because he went to a Muslim school in Indonesia when he was a child and because he had dreams from his Kenyan father that he could single-handedly resolve all the problems between the Muslim nations of the world and America.
Mitt Romney, of course, has no foreign affairs experience. But, we know that he has been a very successful businessman. So, we can expect him, like a good businessman, to surround himself with the most capable people in foreign affairs that he can find. He would never nominate a woman to be Secretary of State whose only claim to fame was that she married a sexual predator who was once President of the United States. We know that a President Romney would never make a trip to Cairo to apologize for Americas past actions in the area nor would he bow to a Saudi king. A president Romney would not have ended the war in Iraq without maintaining a large air base we had there for strategic reason just because the Iraqi government, that we helped to bring about, didn’t want us there. A president Romney would never have announced two years in advance our withdrawal from Afghanistan giving the Taliban no reason to seek peace. A President Romney would have supported rebels in Iran in 2009. He would never have permitted his Secretary of State to train young Arabs from North Africa on how to organize protests against their governments. There never would have been an Arab Spring and there would still be the tenuous stability in the Middle-East held for the last forty years. Our embassies would not have been left unprotected and we would not have a dead ambassador and three of his staff in Libya. And, if there had been attacks on our people in that region, a president Romney would not have tried to place the blame on some stupid You Tube video when it was obviously a well planned terrorist attack. And, following some such attack, a president Romney would not have gone before the UN General Assembly and, at first defend our constitutionally protected right of free speech, only to turn around and say that we can’t let the world be won by those who insult Islam. And, a President Romney would not be seeking emergency aid for Egypt just after their Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi, stood in front of the UN General Assembly and told America where they could stuff it.
A President Romney may not be able to bring peace to the Muslim nations, not after the mess Barack Obama has made of our relations there; but we can know that he would deal with those nations from a position of strength and not of weakness, as Obama has done. Because of Obama, the Muslim world is a more dangerous place. Ask yourself, if trouble breaks out in that region, who would you rather have as the US president?
On November 6, 2012, vote for Mitt Romney!
I didn’t support Romney in the primaries. However, after it became clear that he was going to become our nominee, I had an offline discussion with a smart and passionate Ron Paul supporter.
We discussed the wisdom of voting for, what amounts to, my second choice candidate. We bantered back and forth a few times then I said “no matter how bad you think Romney is, he would never nominate a left-wing lunatic like Elena Kagan or Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.” And I added, “Justice Kennedy has announced he plans to retire sometime after the 2012 election and Ginsberg is no spring chicken.”
What is worse, I said this to my passionate Libertarian friend before Justice Roberts flipped his vote in the ObamaCare debacle underscoring the urgency of getting more Constitutionalist Justices on the Court.
Intellectually, I understand why some passionate Libertarians and Conservatives want to sit out the upcoming elections. They are tired of holding their noses while voting for ‘the lesser of two evils.’
However, the prospect of Obama getting TWO MORE Supreme Court appointments, shifting the court even further to the left should frighten all freedom loving Americans into action.
Imagine four Obama Supreme Court Appointees blocking conservative reforms while rubber stamping every left-wing agenda item for the next 25 years.
If this happens, Obama will have succeeded in fundamentally transforming America.
President Obama calls his energy strategy “all of the above”. That’s actually a good description, because he’s gung-ho for everything that’s above the earth and absolutely opposed to using anything found below ground.
Coal? Not in his plans. And he’s shuttering coal power plants as fast as he can, putting thousands of Americans out of work in the process. When he said he’d bankrupt the coal industry, he meant it.
Oil? Sorry, we can’t drill for it, and we surely can’t build pipelines to deliver it.
Natural Gas? Only if it magically rises to the surface without drilling or fracking.
Nuclear? He’s instituted a moratorium on uranium mining. Harry Reid has ensured there’s no place to store nuclear waste. And so there are no new plants on the horizon.
But solar power is the future! Just so long as you don’t put all those solar panels anywhere near an endangered species or pristine wetland. And wind turbines are all the rage, unless they’d block the Kennedy clan’s view or make too much noise near Barbra Streisand’s house.
The real danger with all these changes to the power grid is instability. Those coal plants provide a valuable service, keeping the flow of electricity constant in the face of varying demand. Solar cells can’t do that at night (or in the rain). And wind turbines don’t spin without wind. So you can’t flick a switch and expect them to work on a moment’s notice. We’d better get used to the idea of brownouts, and probably rolling blackouts too.
Just imagine the next hot summer day when you go to switch on your air conditioner only to discover that Obama’s “Smart Grid” has decided you’re not on the list for extra electricity today. Because that’s what’s coming if we don’t replace the 36,000 megawatts of generating capacity Obama has mothballed in the cause of saving the planet.
Strangely though President Obama insists everyone should drive an electric car. I suspect he’s unclear on exactly where the electricity comes from, because as the EPA shuts down many of our existing power plants the supply of electricity keeps shrinking. Hanging solar panels on lampposts won’t take up the slack either.
Yet if the price of gasoline keeps going up we may have no choice. California’s environmental regulations are generally held up as a model for the nation. And thanks to those regulations California leads the way in gas prices, topping $5 per gallon. They’re well on their way to fulfilling Steven Chu’s dream.
So what’s a concerned citizen to do? The good news is Governor Romney plans to take a more practical approach to energy policy if he’s elected president. Drilling for oil and gas is not incompatible with protecting the environment. American ingenuity and engineering know-how is the best in the world. We can make our nation energy independent, create good jobs, and do it safely and efficiently.
When it comes to energy the choice is clear. President Obama will ensure that we freeze in the dark. Mitt Romney can keep America working, with a balanced approach that recognizes the value in coal, oil, gas, nuclear, and yes green technologies too.
“…this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…” Barack Obama, June 3 2008.
Never has a presidential campaign began with such a breathtaking promise. But then again, Barack Obama has never been content with understatement when it comes to himself. As the junior US senator from Illinois Obama finally secured the Democrat Party’s nomination on that early June day, his words declared in no uncertain terms that his would be no ordinary political candidacy.
Mr. Obama wasn’t running to be the leader of a mere country. Instead, he was striving to be the Commander-in-Chief of Heaven. Since Obama’s Election Day ’08 win, the United States has been suffering with the consequences of electing a messianic president.
We no longer have a national leader, at least in America’s historically understood tradition. What we have is the head of a cult of personality. Obama doesn’t meet with his Cabinet. Obama can’t be bothered to caucus with his jobs council. Obama won’t meet with foreign leaders. Obama has even alienated dyed-in-the-wool statist hacks like Nancy Pelosi with his haughty demeanor. In short, Barack Obama just isn’t that into anybody except himself.
When the president has transcended the grubby day-to-day grind of politics, he doesn’t have to do the lowly things that other leaders have to do. Like get congressional approval for a war. Like using the legislative process to determine immigration policy. Like passing a budget.
No, the current occupant of the White House doesn’t believe that America’s rules apply to him.
To be fair, more than a few US presidents have pushed at and toppled over their Constitutionally defined limits. Obama isn’t the first to egregiously abuse his power. What makes Obama so dangerous is not just his constant self-exemptions from traditional limits. It is the fact that at no time in our nation’s history has the professional media done so much to aid and abet the machinations of a leader with imperial ambitions.
Even worse, it’s not just the press that enables Mr. Obama. The celebrity class is nearly unanimous in its canine devotion to this President. Between slavish videos pledging undying fealty and the massive campaign contributions given by the entertainment community to Obama, the current administration has enjoyed the sort of criticism-free treatment no other American leader has ever been granted.
If one was to take them separately Obama’s recklessness, the media’s bias and Hollywood’s brainless hero-worship would be troubling.
Put all of these factors together and you have the makings of a national cult.
This is a dangerous moment in our history. The American republic is being distorted beyond recognition. There is a sizable and influential percentage of the US population that would be perfectly happy replacing respect for the Presidency with unbridled hero worship.
This process cannot be allowed to continue. Sadly, at the present time, there is only one way that we can stop this slide into soft despotism. The one method you have at your disposal to stop the rise of an American god-king cult is to vote for Mitt Romney.
Is Mitt Romney perfect? No. He is a candidate with obvious strengths and glaring deficits. Then again, America has had quite enough of ‘perfect’ leadership. Our country cannot stand another four years of messianic rule.
A vote for Mitt Romney is an affirmative vote for many tangible and beneficial things. As Spellcheck notes, stopping the culture of too-big-to-fail bailouts will return some sanity to our economy. The blog What Would The Founders Think believes the Benghazi disaster and cover-up is indicative of Obama’s inherent amorality. A Romney Administration would eschew that kind of barren reductive foreign policy. The Mind-Numbed Robot believes that Obama’s racial politics is poisonous. As a candidate, Mitt Romney has worked hard to embrace Martin Luther King’s color-blind ideals. As Conservatives On Fire asserts, Romney would deal with the Islamic sphere from a position of strength and certitude, not hand-wringing and appeasement. The Supreme Court hangs in the balance and Steve over at MotorCityTimes notes that Romney’s commitment to originalist judges will help ensure proper Constitutional limits on government are maintained. Wyblog believes that America’s dependence on foreign energy can be greatly ameliorated by Mitt Romney’s policy proposals.
All of these are to be celebrated and encouraged. All of them things deserve our support at the ballot box.
Moreover, a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote against Obama’s personality Cult. A Romney Administration will be led by a man. Not a glittering Celebrity-in-Chief. Not a flawless symbol of gaseous hope and nebulous change. Not a petulant monarch who cannot be criticized for fear of public ostracism.
No, if Mister Romney is elected, the president will be a man worthy of respect not unthinking deference. The president’s actions and policies will be judged not on the basis of insane trumped-up expectations but from the standpoint of actual results. There will be no blinkered worship of the commander-in-chief.
Instead, we will get a mortal to lead us. Whether he succeeds or fails will be up to his political acumen, his ability to rally people to his cause and the whims of fortune. Free people should be governed by men and women. Sovereign citizens have no need for secular messiahs.
Voting for Mitt Romney may not stop natural disasters. Voting for Mitt Romney may not create a heaven on Earth. However, voting for Mitt Romney will do much to re-calibrate our political system away from messianic rulers. That should be good enough for our republic.
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Posted by KingShamus on October 29, 2012
The ‘Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm–Barack Hussein Obama Children’s Choir’ were unavailable for this gig.
Shorter Future Children Project: Report your Romney-supporting parents to the Ministry of Love today!
Notice the concerns the makers of this propaganda place into the mouths of children. Endangered polar bears? Not even Premier Obama thinks that. Rampant strip mines dotting the American landscape? That’s news to the miners. Conservatives think our failing schools are good enough? That must be why Milton Friedman was a proponent of school choice reform since the Eisenhower Administration. Endless wars? Here’s another ten years of Obama drone strikes, you worthless hypocritical peace-creeps.
What’s really amazing is wayback machine quality of the ad. The Left always accuses conservatives of wanting to travel back in time, but who is actually living in the past? The writers of the douchey bit act as if Barack Obama is still Captain Jesus-Man Lightbringer promising lower ocean levels and lower middle class tax rates. The last four years–$5 trillion dollars of debt, sky high unemployment, economic illiteracy–never happened for these progressives.
Or maybe this ad is just meant to stir the turd. The only people that might even sorta respond are die hard Obama fanbois and right-wingers making fun of them. So it’s not really a campaign spot that’s meant to get people to the polls. It’s more like the flip-side of Jon Stewart’s clap humor.
Okee-dokee. It’s your dime, Future Children Project. Enjoy your pointless uninspiring performance art.
I spotted this over at the terrific Coalition of The Swilling. Thanks, Mr. Bingley.
Posted by KingShamus on October 25, 2012
Courtesy of the greatest presidential campaign in the history of campaigns and campaigning.
You know what’s going to definitely win over undecided voters in Ohio? Poorly delivered improv hipster jokes. “Look at me. I’m a sad meek little nerdlington with a double Master’s Degree in Gender Studies and Bong-Hits. Watch as I fop around obliquely mentioning Obama’s accomplishments while comparing the act of voting to losing your v-card to a corrupt lying politician.”
Or is the ad directed at comedy geeks? The Sarah Silverman caucus is getting some serious fan-service here. Somebody in Chicago thinks this is the big voting bloc that’ll put St. Barry over the top in this election. Axelrod really needs to lay off ‘Funny or Die’.
By the way, I have no idea who Lena Dunham is. Nor do I care. If I’m not a fan of Rachel Maddow, why would I be stoked to watch her less-talented body double?
I guess Ms. Dunham is on some cable TV show. That’s cool. If she’s getting paid anything over minimum wage to be not-funny on tv, she’s guilty of theft. Also I want to hire her obviously amazing super-agent.
Let’s get beyond the creepiness of the clip. It was made by card-carrying members of the Left’s great religious movement. One of the most important tenets of the faith is the hyper-sexualization of their Great Super Cocksman. From Candy Crowley to Bill Maher, many progressives are dying to make babies with Barack Obama. Lena Dunham is just the latest liberal to profess her love for the cutest widdle political puppy dog.
No, what’s really great about this clip is the undertone of sweaty desperation. Team Barry spent time and money on a vulgar premise yawned out by a D-list television actress that nobody cares about because they thought it would move the needle towards Obama. Let me repeat–this is an ad they believed would help convince a measurable quantity of the electorate to vote for the President.
Obama didn’t toot his horn over his stewardship of the economy or his handling of the Benghazi attack. None of those stellar presidential victories made the cut. But half-assed ‘War On Women’ bullshit which fell flat with voters last March? Lets roll with that.
Mitt Romney wants to talk about creating jobs, cutting the deficit and reigning in runaway entitlements. Barack Obama wants to turn the polling booth into a Democrat Party boudoir. Which one sounds reasonable and which one sounds repellent and intrusive?
RELATED: Check out The Other McCain’s Virginia analysis. Read the whole thing, then ask yourself if the Lena Dunham
advertisement embarrassment is gonna change anybody’s mind in the Old Dominion.
Posted by KingShamus on October 24, 2012
…the Left is going to make the 2000 recount, and their subsequent 8 year tantrum, look like a breezy pillow-fight.
Why do I say this? Because they are setting themselves up for the mother of all emotional letdowns. Watch as featured Daily Kossack propagandist Jed Lewison spins Obama’s sinking poll numbers.
Bottom line: Yes, this is a close race. Yes, the first debate appears to have given Romney a boost, but it wasn’t a big enough boost to put him ahead in the electoral math and there’s no evidence to suggest that he continues to have any forward momentum. Even if the national popular vote were a tossup, Obama has a real edge in the states that matter. The race is by no means over, but for Romney to win, he needs to shift the electoral map in his favor. So far, he hasn’t been able to do it.
(By the way–no linkie love for Kook Fringe jag-offs. Find it for yourself if you must.)
Meanwhile, Real Clear Politics’ electoral map looks like this.
If you’ve been paying attention to the electoral maps, you’ll recall that Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania used to lean Obama just a month ago. Check out where they are now. Notice that North Carolina and Missouri have both–finally–fallen into the Romney orbit. Wrap your mind around New Hampshire trending towards the GOP presidential ticket.
In other words, Romney’s momentum has put formerly Obama states back in the toss-up column and moved other states into the Republican orbit. Meanwhile, Obama has not made inroads into Romney’s safe or leaning states. Obama now has to defend his firewall from serious Republican inroads, while Mitt hasn’t had to defend traditional GOP strongholds.
According to the statists, all that means St. Barry is a lead pipe lock.
Even worse, Team Bamster isn’t waiting for the President to lose on Election Day to pass around rifle rounds for their circular firing squad. Take a guess who’s taking a trip under Premier Barry’s bus.
[Matt] Bai’s choice for the person who steered the president wrong this year is none other than former President Bill Clinton, who has widely been credited for having helped produce a post-convention boost for the Democrats. Clinton’s speech on behalf of Obama was viewed, with good reason, as being far more effective than anything the president or anyone else said on his behalf this year. But Bai points to Clinton as the primary advocate within high Democratic circles for changing the party’s strategy from one of bashing Mitt Romney as an inauthentic flip-flopper to one that centered on trying to assert that he was a conservative monster. Given that Romney demolished that false image in one smashing debate performance in Denver that seems to have changed the arc of the election, Clinton’s advice seems ripe for second-guessing right now.
Lets be clear: Bill Clinton has done more than any other prominent Democrat to carry Barack Obama’s sorry ass across the finish line. Not Harry Reid. Not Nancy Pelosi. Not even Eva Longoria.
But now that pResident is about to shit the White House mattress, of course David Axelrod feeds Matt Bai the pre-emptive first strike on Slick Willy.
But the die-hard Outer Party hacks have no interest in reality. They think Obama has this election in the bag.
So when Romney wins, watch out for much banging of spoons on high chairs. But unlike the Republicans in 2008, the Democrats and their base will do no soul-searching. There won’t be any ideological reassessment on the Left.
In the wake of an Obama defeat, the nutroots will take the easiest most emotionally gratifying path they know: An insane voter suppression conspiracy theory. And just like in 2000 and 2004, the mainstream media will egg on every MoveOn.Org/DemocratUnderground charge. The Leftwing Palace Guard, saddened by their Jesus figure’s electoral defeat, will do all they can to encourage a resurgent Occupy movement to shit on cop cars and scream in bug-eyed rage at Mitt Romney, Wall Street and conventional ideas about hygiene.
Posted by KingShamus on October 3, 2012
Mitt Romney could sneak out a win if he can get under Barack Obama’s famously thin skin. Prince Barry hates it when the lowly peons, aka everyone who isn’t him, gets lippy in his presence. Romney has a way of throwing his opponents subtly cutting remarks. When Obama gets a little frayed by Mitt’s ‘aw shucks, you suck’ jiu-jitsu, Bamster could easily slip into his default snippy dickbag mode. That’s not a good look for the pResident or his re-election efforts.
While making Barry angry would make for better theater, the more likely way Romney wins is if he cogently restates and sharply elaborates on Obama’s record of economic failure and foreign policy incompetence. The President is in a full-on Jimmah Carter tailspin. The only thing keeping him above water is his elite Democratic Guard press corps. If Romney can go around whatever lefty media hack is running the debate, he has a chance to show America just how hollow the Cult of Obama really is.
The President will naturally get a lot of cover from the moderator. He will treated like the challenger. Mitt will be the de facto incumbent who has defend his ‘record’. It’s annoying that the GOP set themselves up to be roasted by the Donkey-Puncher’s media minions, but that situation can’t be changed now.
Even with all that going against Romney, if Mitt’s on his game, he can strike a serious and lasting blow to Obama’s re-election.
Okay, that’s all I got. I’ll be on twitter if you need me. Peace out, homies.
UPDATE: Ummmm, Mitt Romney won the debate.
It’s hard to say what was the best part of the night.
Chris Matthews pissing his pants in utter panic was pretty cool.
“What is Obama doing? I never know what he’s doing…back there.”
Al Sharpton said that, while Obama lost tonight’s debate, Joe Biden is totally gonna rescue Barry from electoral doom.
In other news, Reverend Al thinks the replacement refs got the call exactly right in the Seattle-Green Bay Monday Night Football game.
Big time right winger Andrew Sullivan, who despite all his conservative bona fides wants to make babies with President For Life Obama, realized Barry was getting an ass-beating at around 9:16. The debate began at 9:00. Heh.
Stefanie ‘Turd” Cutter says Jim Lehrer did a poor job of moderating the debate. This is the most important narrative the Left can push from tonight. They’re basically telling their allies in the media to tighten up the next debate’s moderation. By ‘tighten up’, I of course mean ‘trip up Paul Ryan on every question’. Watch for Joe Biden to get a lot of leeway to spout his usual bullshit.
In any event, it was a great first debate. But it was just one win. The funny thing about that? You can only win his debate once. Romney-Ryan needs at least two more debate wins. Going .500 won’t cut it.
See you tomorrow, ya’all.
Posted by KingShamus on September 29, 2012
First, the US delegation decides to stick around for one of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speeches at the UN, and then the highest-ranking US diplomat at Turtle Bay takes a powder when Israel’s Prime Minister gets up to speak. Instead, UN Ambassador Susan Rice chose to attend a luncheon in which she wasn’t even the highest-ranking American diplomat.
Hey Israel: We’re right behind you!–except when we’re asked to make the most perfunctory and purely symbolic gesture supporting you when we’re seen by the popular kids in the international community, then we can’t be bothered to help ya’all out so good luck with those Iranians, hope you’re missile defense systems are all up to date–See, we’re right behind you!
And in other good news, we’re getting to the bottom of the 9/11 Benghazi attack. Sorta.
“Let’s be clear, these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Sept. 14.
Secretary Clinton, during the transfer of remains ceremony the same day: “We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless, and it is totally unacceptable.”
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations continued this spurious and completely uninformed messaging: “Based on the best information we have to date … it began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo, where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video.”
Now, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that the 9/11 attack was not only carried out by terrorists, but it was also pre-meditated. So much for that “spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video.”
What Obama attacked Romney for — speaking before the facts were known — is precisely what the administration wound up doing for the subsequent two weeks.
Let’s be really clear. We won’t know what happened in Benghazi until President McFundraises AllTheTimeski is out of office. In the meantime, intrepid reporters will look for more pressing news stories to look into, like Nicki Minaj’s possible new reality show that she may one day decide to start up sometime in the future perchance. The Obamaphile Media will do nothing to risk their
preferred candidate boss’re-election.
Report on the SEIU’s astro-turfed Romney protests? Nah.
Investigate Obama’s unilateral imperialism in Yemen? Too much trouble.
Take note of a massive Romney rally in Toledo, Ohio? Nope.
Discuss how has-been 80′s singer Madonna thinks the President a black Muslim? Pass.
Correct the absurdly rigged pro-Obama polling results? Wouldn’t be prudent so close to November.
If the court stenographers aren’t going to look into that stuff, you can be sure as shit they’re not going to press Barack Obama on his blatant lying about anti-American violence in the Middle East. No, the press and the Democrats both want us to think of Obama as a foreign policy genius. After all, the President ordered the hit on Osama bin Laden. Hell, the way he talks about the killing, it’s like he was the operation’s trigger-man. Through Barack-asswards logic, having SEAL Team Six blow a hole in the al-Qaeda leader’s skull means Obama is the omnicompetent master of international relations.
But just because Chris Matthews and the rest of the MSM wants to make babies with Barack Obama doesn’t mean we have to fall for Bambi’s nonsense.
Also, even though Mitt Romney can’t or won’t successfully pin the blame for our failing foreign policy on the President doesn’t mean we can’t.
America is a pathetic joke in the eyes of many bad actors around the world. Barack Obama has no way to combat this. In fact, the President has done much to make our status as a punchline happen.
For this national humiliation alone, Obama cannot be allowed a second term.
Ambassador Christopher Stevens is dead and Muslim terrorism is alive.
Posted by KingShamus on September 15, 2012
There was a lot of talk at last week’s Democrat National Convention of the hardships and challenges left behind by the Premier Dumbya regime that Barack Obama had to deal with when he became President.
I know what you’re thinking.
I too am shocked that the Democrats, normally loathe to blame George Bush for any problem, would turn to pinning Obama’s problems on the previous administration.
Leave it to the great Opus_6 at the American Perspective blog to give us some…ummm…perspective on the President’s blame games.
Consider just one way that our Fiscal Pyromaniac-in-Chief has poured napalm all over the Great Recession. ObamaCare hangs over the US economy like a death shroud. In the coming years, insane taxes hikes and massive new regulatory structures promise to choke any possible recovery in the womb.
George Bush didn’t demand that Obama employ the hated individual mandate in his socialized medicine plans. George Bush didn’t force Obama to give Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi carte blanche when it came to writing a nationalized health care scheme. George Bush didn’t make Obama sign a 2000 page abomination that will put a permanent wet blanket on the American economy. St. Bambi did all that on his own.
Furthermore, the Democrats and the dinosaur media (sorry, I repeated myself) spent the Younger Bush years portraying G-Dub as a drooling incompetent, incapable of tying his shoes, much less running an economy. Then President Pitching Wedge and his supporters have the brass to act as if Obama has been hopelessly constrained by George Bush’s clever machinations.
Bear in mind: This doesn’t even get into other economy killing measures that Obama has a raging Marx-boner for, like Cap-n-Trade, his hatred of fossil fuels, his failed stimulus spending or pretty much his entire domestic agenda. We’re just talking about ObamaCare.
SORTA RELATED: Yes, Obama had it tough when he first started out. Everybody acknowledges this. At the same time, he’s the one who ran for the job. Obama was the one who pined to be President, even with a paper-thin resume, no real-world executive experience and a noted Stalinist dickbag domestic terrorist for a political mentor.
Obama knew the economy was going to be in shambles when he took over. He understood the housing market collapse, the derivatives crunch and everything else that went into the recession. And yet, here we are, four years later and the guy is still pissing his pants about how tough he had it in 2009 and how hard it is for him now.
So America is supposed to wring our collective hands and give Obama the Victim-in-Chief a do-over because he’s such a glorious human being. He and his sycophants want the US electorate to treat St. Barry of the Holy Participant Ribbon like a child who had no idea what he was getting into when he ran for
fifth grade sophomore class president. Citizens, ignore Obambi’s failures; he’s a nice guy and a great dad and devoted husband and doggone it, he cares.
Except when he doesn’t.
Posted by KingShamus on July 16, 2012
It’s sweet when two souls find each other.
Let Steve of the tremendous Motor City Times elucidate.
Yesterday GE officially opened a sprawling, $100 million battery factory in Schenectady, New York, with a dramatic battery-powered show of lights, music, and pyrotechnics. The factory, which will eventually employ 450 people, makes a new kind of battery—based on sodium and nickel. GE says the technology, which is more durable and charges more quickly than lead-acid batteries, will make off-grid power generation more efficient and help utilities integrate power from a wide range of sources, including intermittent ones such as wind and solar power.
Steve is a little torqued that GE took $25 million dollars from the federal government. I know it’s infuriating, especially with Obama’s atrocious record of dumping massive piles of taxpayer cheese into epic green energy fails. At the same time, I’m just not shocked by this shit any more. To paraphrase the noted political scientist Snoop Dogg, government teet-suckers are gonna suck on the government teet.
No, what’s really great is what comes next. Remember how that battery plant was going to use nickel? Take it away, Steve.
Worse yet, the people picking the winners and losers aren’t bothered that the United States doesn’t have a single active nickel mine according to the USGS to manufacture these new and improved ‘advanced’ batteries.
Read the rest as it gets even more aggravating.
Let me be clear: President Obama didn’t start the policy of dumping public money into private companies. But he has been a pioneer of pissing your money away on junk bonds. That inevitably shit the mattress. In an odd way, it’s kinda nice to find out that our commander-in-chief is good at something.
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look,if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.
Again, forget about the outrage. Push aside the fact that we have yet another Donkey-Puncher who doesn’t understand where he stands in the relationship between himself and the voters. Conservatives should welcome this sort of rare candor from our Dissembler-In-Chief.
Think back to 2008. Hope-N-Change was in full effect. David Axelrod was busy selling St. Barry as a reasonable centrist. Every statement was either a gauzy bit of rhetorical vapor or a tempered chunk of low-information voter conventional wisdom.
Now Obama can’t really run away from his record. His time in office has been so liberal he can’t fool anyone but the most hopelessly disconnected citizens. But what’s interesting about the President channeling Lizzie-Dub’s snarling leftism is that Obama isn’t even going to put a moderate fig leaf over his socialism. After three and a half years, his rhetoric finally matches his actions.
This is great news. Unlike 2008, we’re going to have an actual clash of ideologies where both sides are fairly honest about their partisan views. If America picks Obama in November, they’ll at least go into the next four years knowing they picked a college campus Marxoid radical to be their leader.
UPDATE: Linked by Starless over at the great Conservatory! Thanks, my friend. You are too kind.
Posted by KingShamus on June 13, 2012
And there it is.
As many people have said, Obama’s statement wasn’t a mistake. He really meant it. He thinks the private sector really is kicking ass. It still exists after all. That means it’s totally rad in the opinion of Master of The Business Universe Barry.
If you really want to see the President’s delusion fleshed out, here’s part-time Cherokee warrior princess and full-time socialist windowlicker Elizabeth Warren to drop some mad redistribution science on our bitter clinging minds. It’s a little old, but timeless classics are always worth a second look.
I hear all this, “You know, well, this is class warfare. This is whatever.” No! There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody! You built a factory out there? Good for you! But I want to be clear: You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You, uh, were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory and hire someone to protect against this because of the work the rest of us did.
Shorter Elizabeth Warren: “You who are productive shall be yoked to the state–AND YOU WILL LIKE IT.”
No thanks, scab.
This mindset of the ruling class, where we work for them and they tell us how it’s gonna be, is fairly messed up. What’s even more messed up is that a significant portion of the American electorate thinks this government-centric thinking makes sense.
Conservatives could have 300 seats in the House. They could have 65 seats in the Senate. They could win the Presidency in November. All that would be great.
But all of those things would be very short-lived unless conservatives do more to change the culture of America. The trite pandering statism of Barack Obama and Big Chief Lizzy-Dub will always find an audience. It’s our job to make that audience shrink by making the traditionalist case as vociferously and persuasively as possible.
Posted by KingShamus on June 7, 2012
Hey everybody! Great news! The President loves him some fellatio jokes at the First Lady of The United States’ expense!
President Obama, in Los Angeles for a fundraiser, offered this observation on his wife’s exercise routine, via the pool report:
“Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well,” he said, after saying that she’s taken some criticism on her technique “because she doesn’t go all the way down” – a line that he let hang, naughtily, provoking laughter from the crowd.
Besides, Obama is a leftist. He can gleefully humiliate his wife and the mother of his two children in front of a packed house full of rich swells and not have it instantly turn into a Very Serious Commentary On Sexism In The White House. When the President riffs on his wife’s sexual proclivities, it’s adorable high-jinks from our lovable, unthreatening One-Liner in Chief.
Say, I wonder which women-empowering caring feminist joke writer at “The Colbert Report” furnished Barack “I’m The Next Richard Pryor” Obama with this awesome blowjob bit? We’ll probably never know. A knob-polisher gag (Rimshot! See what I did there!) that funny is just too good for any card-carrying NOW supporting Comedy Central employee to take the credit.
You know how we have Presidential actions that are only problematic under Republican Administrations? Stuff like indefinite detentions, Gitmo, drone strikes and golf are just a few things that were once plutocratic Constitution-shredding crimes during the American Warlord Premier Bush regime. Now all those things are totally rad when a Democrat does them.
Well, being how nobody in the MSM went into a spittle-flecked rage over this, we’ve now got a whole new category of liberal hypocrisy. President Obama has officially invented the “Joke Only Problematic Under Women-Hating Rethuglican Administrations” rule. Congratulations Barry. They’ll be making you a Friar’s Club Life Member in no time.
Posted by KingShamus on April 21, 2012
Don’t worry–Donald Douglas over at the American Power blog has a quicker picker upper to brighten your mood.
(Via The People’s Cube)
Where does this come from, you wonder?
Posted by KingShamus on April 19, 2012
So it turns out that David Axelrod, Barack Obama’s campaign hatchetman, posted a tweet that many folks took as a shot at Mitt Romney. Specifically, the tweet was an oblique reference to the story of how Romney once transported his dog in a pet crate on top of his car during a family trip. No doubt it was pretty clever to for Ax to ding Romney with this embarrassing anecdote. Everybody knows that any tale Gail Collins has made a fetish out of reporting on is edgy comedic gold.
Then the right-wingers on Twitter pointed out in sarcastic detail how Barack Obama has some skeletons in his closet when it comes to man’s best friend.
Let Joe and Mika and some other hapless MSNBC stooges fill you in.
In summation, Romney treated a dog poorly once.
At least Mittens wasn’t thinking about which side dish and wine would go best with his Irish Setter spare ribs.
Not surprisingly, this kerfuffle lit up the twitterverse and the larger blogosphere. Ace had a laugh at Obama, Devourer of Dogs. Manhattan Infidel posted a great satirical interview with the clearly endangered First Pet. James Taranto threw his kibbles and bits into the fray. Frank quipped some quips about the story (sample–”Dog bites man – not news. Man bites dog – news. President bites dog – BEST NIGHT OF TWITTER EVER!!!”). Jim Treacher has been cracking on Axelrod and Co. for almost two days now, throwing in the inevitable, and inevitably hilarious, ‘Downfall’ clip to boot.
Don’t get it twisted, though. Not every conservative has been having fun at Blood-Pudding-Hound Obama’s expense. Newt Gingrich told Sean Hannity that focusing on the “Obama Eats Dog” story is ‘junk’. He would prefer the Right to focus on big ideas and big issues.
The former speaker is almost impossibly wrong. First, look at Axelrod’s twitter timeline. He deleted the tweet that started this fight, which means he knows he screwed the pooch. Homeboy wouldn’t memory-hole a tweet unless he knew it was a self-inflicted wound.
Another thing to note is that while Americans hate to hear about dogs being mistreated, eating canines is really weird to most people in the United States. Granted, there is already a liberal thumbsucker defense of Obama eating a dog in Indonesia (“IT IS THIER CULTCHERR, MAAAAAAN!!!!!!!111111111eleventy!!!1!”) but that’s only going to work for people already invested in Team Obama. The rest of the country is going to be deeply creeped out at the idea of the President scarfing down a fido-burger.
Besides all that, why does Newt–or any other conservative–think this is an either/or proposition? Why can’t the Right offer data-driven substantive criticism of President Obama’s disastrous policies while simultaneously busting on Schnauzer Skirt Steak Barry’s inherently strange biography and ideology? Thinking that the conservative movement can’t walk and mock progressives at the same time is antiquated.
It’s not 1978 anymore. There isn’t a monolithic leftist media vice-grip on mass communication. The conservative movement doesn’t have to carefully craft the picture perfect message in the hopes that a Fairness Doctrine-era news organization will deign to pick up on it.
Let the free-market thinkers think. Let the libertarian linkers link. Most importantly, let the conservative stinkers well…not stink per se…but mercilessly mock everything about Obama and the lunatic left. At a moment when our hapless President would rather talk about anything other than his pathetic failure of an administration, it would be foolish for the Right to put limits on its messaging.
Posted in Chuckles, Domestic Happenings, Foreign doings, Politicians behaving badly | Tagged: Barack Obama Has Eaten Dog Meat, Dog Meat, Leave Barack Obama Alone!, Mitt Romney, Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Barack Hussein Obama, Newt Gingrich | 11 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on March 20, 2012
Let us note that Barack Obama ain’t doing so hot:
The poll indicated that 49 percent of likely voters said they expect a court ruling that is unfavorable to the Affordable Care Act, while just 29 percent think it will be upheld and 22 percent aren’t sure.
On economic issues, 62 percent of voters say Obama’s policies will increase the debt, while 25 percent think they will cut it, and by a 48-percent-to-38-percent margin, voters believe those policies will increase joblessness rather than put people back to work.
On energy, 58 percent say Obama’s policies will result in gasoline prices increasing, while just 20 percent expect them to cut prices — and by a 46-percent-to-36-percent margin, voters believe they will cause the United States to become even more dependent on foreign oil.
Better still, read this part of Bruce McQuain’s piece:
When you have consistent polls that say a vast majority of voters are unhappy with a president’s signature piece of legislation, that’s a place you focus your campaign. When you have two important issues – the economy and energy – where significant majorities are down on the incumbent for his policies, you hammer that unmercifully.
Those have to be the primary foci for any 2012 GOP campaign. All of these issues are pocketbook concerns that go right to the heart of how people live their day-to-day lives. All of them are directly related to the disastrous policies of the current President. All of them have broad appeal across the vast restive American electorate.
The problem here is that the Democrats are going to do everything they can to keep Barack Obama from dying on those particular hills. Take note how the Sandra Fluke affair was used to paint a picture of Republicans at war with women and women’s health issues. Because Obama’s record is indefensible, misdirection plays like the Fluke debacle are going to be the norm from here on in. As usual, the DNC and the MSM will be coordinating this strategy as they did in 2008 (and every other election year, but who’s counting?)
The GOP has a decision to make. It can choose to play along with the lamestreamer/DonkeyPuncher misdirections and let themselves get bogged down. Or the Republicans can brush that bullshit aside and keep attacking the main problem, which is that Obama’s policies have led the nation into a multifaceted economic quagmire with no hope of recovery.
It also means that the various Newtonian/RomneyTron/Santo/Ronulan factions are going to have to come up with a way to coexist in a post-primary world. I know each side wants to keep going hammer and tongs at each other. That’s fine. Lets keep the primary process going and lets figure out which candidate is actually the best man for the job.
Just understand that, at this point, any zingers or gaffes or ‘startling new revelations’ brought up about any of the GOP candidates isn’t going to do much. Everybody knows everything important about these candidates by now. The Republican field, flawed as it is, remains the only viable option to–at the very least–slow the decline into pathetic death rattle statism.
That means everyone on the conservative side of the aisle is going to need to figure out how to acclimate themselves to a candidate that might not be their first…or second…or eighth choice. I’m sorry it went down this way. I wish we could’ve found a more ideologically sound champion.
On the other hand, whoever gets the GOP nod is going to need a lot of help. He can’t fight the Democrats, the news media and vast swaths of the entertainment field (but I repeat myself three times) alone. If the candidate wants to stay on message, the right-of-center blogosphere will have to be the ones to refute the goofy distortions, inane asides and outright lies the united Left is going to throw at the Republican nominee.
Look, I want Rick Santorum to be the party’s choice. I think out of all the remaining candidates, he does the best to represent all three legs…national security, fiscal discipline and social traditionalism…of the GOP’s current electoral coalition. He’s the one who makes the most compelling case for each part of the GOP’s base. He would make a formidable challenger to the Obama Administration and he would fare quite well against the President in the debates.
All that doesn’t mean that I won’t support Romney if he is the republican nominee. There, I said it.
Why? Because Barack Obama cannot be allowed to be President again. He must be stopped. He can’t get another four years to plunge this economy into Euro-stagnation. He can’t get another term so he can focus on expanding abortion rights or putting a dagger into the heart of the Second Amendment. It’s just that simple.
Those poll results at the top of the post suggest that this most left-wing of Presidents can be beaten. He’s not invincible. But it is going to take a very strong push to get the GOP candidate across the finish line.
I guess what I’m trying to say is: Right-wing bloggers-your services are very much required this year.
Posted in Domestic Happenings | Tagged: 2012 Presidential Election, Bruce McQuain, First day of spring, Mitt Romney, Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Barack Hussein Obama, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Spring is in the air, The Conservatory | 3 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on March 15, 2012
Matt Drudge, you magnificent bastard.
Good to see the President showing his usual steadfast dedication to the important issues of the day. Watch for tomorrow’s itinerary when our glorious leader will give the Chicago Bears tips on their upcoming NFL draft. Spoiler Alert: Barry thinks the O-line needs some help.
On a completely unrelated and truly unimportant aside, the total metaphysical boning of America is just about done vis-a-vis Afghanistan. That metastasizing tumor masquerading as a country is a clogged toilet wrapped in a cesspool baked in a donkey’s asscrack cloaked in an illiterate mujahedeen’s armpit. The mission to democratize these jag-offs has not succeeded. Hell, the mission to just get these miserable bastards to not molest their children or throw acid on their women’s faces or not turn themselves into human grenades has been a complete disaster.
Fuck them. Fuck their stupid tribal grievances. Fuck their rampant corruption. Fuck their crybaby nonsense. Fuck their wildly overblown sense of cultural superiority. Fuck their childish whining sense of entitlement. Fuck them hard.
Enough is enough.
The problem here is that both George Bush and Barack Obama have failed to figure out some important facts over the last ten years. America has gone with the Underpants Gnome Theory of Third World Country Democratization. Like scrotum, here’s the plan in a nut-shell:
Phase 1: Conquer The Country
Phase 2: ?
Phase 3: DEMOCRACY!
See? When looked at from that perspective it’s obvious this great plan should’ve worked out. Right?
You wanna know what’s missing in this brilliant tripartite strategy?
Massive death tolls, obliteration of several urban areas, vast destruction of Afghan infrastructure and property, liquidation of important economic instruments, humiliation of the Afghan people and the annihilation of those members of society that believe in ideologies that allow the harboring of international terrorists bent on killing American citizens and wrecking our society.
There. Now I fixed it.
That plan should sound familiar. It was the guiding principle that worked in Germany and Japan during and after World War II. In fact, the post-war reconstruction and rebooting of both the German and Japanese cultures has worked out so well that neither country has even considered an offensive war for sixty-seven years.
Do you remember the last time you heard a peep out of either of them? No? These countries made sabre-rattling smack-talk an Olympic sport in the first part of the 20th century. Now they can’t wait to shut the hell up and not get bombed again. Why? Because they’re now docile. They’ve turned their backs on imperialism and embraced conquering the world the new-fashioned way, through economics.
But we didn’t do that in Afghanistan.
Instead, we routed the Taliban only to let them play hide-n-seek in Pakistan. We gave every village warlord with a harem of prepubescent catamites a forum to vent his spleen over the burning of his precious holy book. We tolerated the poppy fields and the pay-offs and the puffed-up pre-modern honor systems and the kickbacks and the vendetta killings and all the assorted scumbaggery inherent in traditional Afghan society. We let Hamid Karzai, our hand-selected well-upholstered puppet and a wretched piece of human filth not fit to tie our shoes, dictate to us the terms of our embarrassment.
This is what our billions have bought us. This is what our incredible investments in military superiority have won us. This is what the sacrificed lives of the most precious resource we have–our military men and women–have gained us.
Fuck, don’t go with my plan. I know it’s a harsh and brutal way to win a war. I understand how certain facets of 21st Century America might not be ready for such a drastic step. I also realize that the steps we could’ve taken in 2001 probably cannot be employed today.
Instead, go with the Bing West model. Forget about democratization. Just focus on killing the Taliban, al-Qaeda, the Haqqani Network and any other entity that wants to re-establish international terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. Do that, regardless of borders or hurt national feelings, and we would at least accomplish something meaningful.
Instead, we slowly and inexorably drift into abject surrender. Our feckless incompetent president won’t allow a hasty retreat to mar his re-election campaign. The defeat and humiliating withdrawl will come in 2013. Obama will then wring his hands and fret over the loss of what he once called our most important war.
I realize this is a trite observation, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true–If a war is important enough to fight, it’s important enough to win. If we won’t or can’t fight to win, we shouldn’t fight at all. All we can do is pray that somebody in this Administration figures out that most basic lesson.
Posted in Domestic Happenings, Foreign doings, Politicians behaving badly | Tagged: Afghanistan War, al-Qaeda, Drudge Report, Haqqani Network, Matt Drudge, Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Barack Hussein Obama, NCAA Brackets, Sports, Taliban | 4 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on February 24, 2012
Captain Science McGreenJobs to the rescue!
Or maybe Bunkerville is right and this is Barry’s version of a faith-based initiative.
Let’s cut the President some slack. He thinks he can cool the planet and make the oceans recede. Turning the slime in your under-maintained backyard swimming pool into automotive fuel is small beer for Barry the Miracle Worker. What’s another half-billion dollars in taxpayer-funded loans or subsidies or just plain-old handouts?
To be fair, research and development is a tricky thing. At one time, petroleum was probably considered a risky source of energy to use for anything, much less base a whole economy around. Figuring out how to turn the black crap that came out of the ground into something useful was an arduous process that a lot of people likely thought wasn’t going to pan out. Obama might be right to think that algae is the wave of the future. But his track record on energy policy shouldn’t fill you with loads of confidence.
Even though it’s likely that algae will be yet another Solyndra-sized government boondoggle, I kinda want Obama to pursue this wacky project. If it works, great. If it doesn’t, then we can all get a laugh as Juan Williams accuses Newt Gingrich of being a racist when the former Speaker calls Barack Obama the ‘pond-scum President’.
UPDATE: The one and only Snarky Basterd has a satirical take on AlgaeRising. Spolier Alert-Henry Waxman makes an exciting guest appearance.