Democratic priorities in the coming one-party government

posted at 2:35 pm on October 29, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

According to The Hill, Democrats have their post-election agenda all set if they manage to win the White House and extend their majorities in Congress.   Card Check?  You bet.  Expansion of S-CHIP to the middle class?  That will get revived, too.  Expect a flood of social-engineering policies in the Age of Obama — assuming it arrives:

A landslide victory next Tuesday would give Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape government policy dramatically.

By controlling the White House and expanding their Senate majority, Democrats would remove the most reliable weapons used by the GOP to block their agenda: the filibuster and the veto.

Those tools have thwarted Pelosi (Calif.) and Democrats since they won the majority in both chambers, leaving bills affecting labor law, healthcare and other issues to die in the Senate or on the president’s desk.

With those obstacles removed, Democrats could quickly push forward with legislation allowing labor unions to organize without secret-ballot elections and a bill expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Other possibilities include the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would overturn a Supreme Court decision restricting equal pay lawsuits; a measure that would narrow the role of a “supervisor” for collective bargaining purposes; and a mandate for paid sick leave for companies with 15 or more employees who work at least 30 hours a week — all left over from the last Congress.

The only restraint on Democrats after an Obama victory would be the blame they will get when everything goes wrong.  With large majorities in both chambers of Congress and a Democrat to the left of Congressional leadership, they will have no barriers to enacting sweeping changes to American domestic and foreign policy.  They will also have nowhere to hide when these tax-and-spend policies hobble the economy and weaken us internationally.

Will that give some Democrats pause?  It might, but probably not enough.  In an Age of Obama, Democrats will claim victory as a healthy mandate for leftward drift of American policy, and not without some justification.  We need only look as far back as the Jimmy Carter administration to see where Democrats will go with such a grip on power — and in the late 1970s, we still had Scoop Jackson Democrats.  In fact, we still had Scoop Jackson himself.  It didn’t stop Carter from wrecking the economy and demonstrating such weakness that we lost Iran to the radical Islamists that plague us to this day, and give a green light to the Soviets to invade Afghanistan, which also plagues us to this day.

We can avoid the domestic policy blunders by holding enough seats in the Senate to maintain the filibuster as a valid threat.  The foreign-policy blunders can only be avoided by electing John McCain.  We need to do both.


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If for any reason you are not happy with the new policies, you may want to rethink your vote on November 4th.

WashJeff on October 29, 2008 at 2:37 PM

Yup. I’m holding my nose and voting for Susan Collins.

Slublog on October 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM

We can avoid the domestic policy blunders by holding enough seats in the Senate to maintain the filibuster as a valid threat.

I don’t even believe that anymore. We don’t have 40 solid Senators now. It’s McCain-Palin or bust until 2010.

D0WNT0WN on October 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM

What? They won’t receive any blame at all. The media and the Democrats will blame everything on Bush and “de-regulation” and whatever else they can come up with.

Riposte on October 29, 2008 at 2:40 PM

It will be worth it to them. Government policies are a lot harder to overturn than they are to enact, so I’m sure Pelosi would trade 2 years of socialist policies for a house defeat in 2010. Her seat’s safe, so what does she care?

BadgerHawk on October 29, 2008 at 2:41 PM

If we’re going to hell in a handbasket, we should at least have some fun. Who’s up for using card check to unionize unpaid dKos diarists to spread Markos’ wealth around?

rw on October 29, 2008 at 2:42 PM

Add to that list:

A reduction in the Armed Forces – Barney Frank says at least a 25% cut. I would say that is a conservative estimate.

A return of some type of Assault Weapon Ban. This is a tricky one and one they won’t roll out right away. They’ll see how much other social stuff they can ram through in the first 12-18 months. If they do well in their agenda, you can guarantee this will come up after the 2010 midterms.

catmman on October 29, 2008 at 2:43 PM

and in the late 1970s, we still had Scoop Jackson Democrats. In fact, we still had Scoop Jackson himself.

In the late 1970s we also had Sen. Joe Biden. What was his record during the Carter years?

AS for the blame game, well Nancy Pelosi said the Democratic Legislative branch would be more bipartisan, so obviously it will be the evil Rethuglicans who will bollox up the works.

rbj on October 29, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Yup. I’m holding my nose and voting for Susan Collins.

Slublog on October 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM

He’s a slug, but I urge the Republicans of Alaska to re-elect Stevens. That way he can be replaced with a Republican, rather than giving Reid another vote for Marxism.

MarkTheGreat on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

I am not even sure consequences would hold them back. Why should it? Blame seems to bounce off of them.

We are still feeling the consequences of the New Deal and the Great Society.

Two things that will pale horribly to what may await us.

Thankfully, it won’t happen. (Sorry to sound like a little kid with my eyes closed wishing a bad thing away – but hey, what’s real Hope and Faith? Being a small child!)

Go McCain and Palin!

kybowexar on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Yup. I’m holding my nose and voting for Susan Collins.

Slublog on October 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM

Ouch. My sympathies.

CP on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

or

WHERE IS YOUR BUMPER STICKER?

As a business owner who employs 30 people, I have resigned myself to thepossibility that Barack Obama, may be our next President, and that my Taxes and

Fees, will go up in a BIG way.

To compensate for these increases, I figure, that the Customer, will have to see an increase in my fees to them of about 8%. I will also have to layoff 6 of my employees.

This really bothered me as I believe we are family here
and didn’t know how to choose who will have to go. So, this is what I did. I strolled thru the parking lot and found 8 Obama bumper stickers on my employees cars.I have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off.

I can’t think of another fair way to approach this problem. If you have a better idea, let me know.

theblacksheepwasright on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

WashJeff on October 29, 2008 at 2:37 PM

You’re more right than you know. My wife is 3rd from the bottom at a place with 14 employees. The owner is planning to scale down if Obama wins. Stupid thing is the owner is also planning to vote for Obama. Aaaarrrgggghhh!

BadgerHawk on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

No Fairness Doctrine? Or did they just forget to put it in?

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Yeah, the whole Senate thing is moot at this point. I don’t want the Dems to get any seats, but even if they’re at 56, 57, 58, or whatever, there are still enough RINOs (Snowe, Collins, Specter, etc) that the filibuster threat won’t carry any weight.

McCain/Palin are the only one’s standing in the way now…

changer1701 on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

They should have more than the veto and filibuster in their way. We planned for this situation 200 years ago, after all. Unfortunately “Most President’s Ignore the Constitution”: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122523872418278233.html

Our fault for letting the Republicans get away with it so often.

kc8ukw on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Slublog on October 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM

Though, I should say, at least you have the option to do that. Our Dem senator in AR is running unnopposed (save for a Green Party candidate). Pretty pathetic, huh?

CP on October 29, 2008 at 2:46 PM

theblacksheepwasright on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Explain the situation to your employees, that if Obama’s tax plan goes through some of them will lose their jobs. If you consider them family you owe it to them, and if they consider eachother like family they’ll take it seriously. There’s 30 votes for McCain right there.

BadgerHawk on October 29, 2008 at 2:46 PM

That will get revived, too. Expect a flood of social-engineering policies in the Age of Obama — assuming it arrives:

When the New Messiah is in the White House
And George Soros’ cheers are even louder than Bill Maher’s
Then Al Gore will control the temperature in your own house
And your fate will no longer be steered by your own stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Obamaius
Age of Obamaius
Obamaius! Obamaius!

Unlimited welfare spending and taxing
ACORN’s power abounding
No more Republican objections
Only Harry and Nancy’s visions
One more after another Supreme Court marxist ordination
And Conservative’s complete subjugation

This is the dawning of the Age of Obamaius
Age of Obamaius
Obamaius! Obamaius!

MB4 on October 29, 2008 at 2:47 PM

They will also have nowhere to hide when these tax-and-spend policies hobble the economy and weaken us internationally.

Will that give some Democrats pause?

Absolutely not!
They have so far been able to hide anything they want with the help of the MSM and a dumbed-down population, how else are they getting the WH and supermajorities? they should have been ran out of town after their incompetence and corruption, FM/FM, Obama’s dubious past, etc.etc.etc..
Why would this change?

neuquenguy on October 29, 2008 at 2:48 PM

They will also have nowhere to hide when these tax-and-spend policies hobble the economy and weaken us internationally.

Not ‘hobble’. You mean ‘destroy’. Dem anti-growth, pro-stagnation policies will destroy the dollar, and not in a manner that we have ever seen currencies destroyed. The dollar is the world’s reserve currency and trade currency. Its destruction would affect everyone and everything. The other currencies would all fall, too, and much of the world would come to an actual standstill. From there, it just gets really, really ugly, and ideas of elections and such would probably not be in the offing.

Normally, this sort of scenario would be treated as the rantings of a lunatic, but once the Treasury Secretary says that “we were 500 trades from Armageddon” a whole lot of scenarios must be considered as being much more possible than many once thought. An anti-growth, anti-competitive economy would do just this to our overburdened currency and insane fiscal policy.

progressoverpeace on October 29, 2008 at 2:49 PM

theblacksheepwasright on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Good thought !!
At least the remainders are more likely to actually WORK.
Hey, fair is fair !!

pambi on October 29, 2008 at 2:50 PM

See, here’s the real problem.

They’ll enact all these policies that will fundamentally harm America. Yet, the libs in Congress and their MSM enablers will blame Bush. And they know it.

They’re free from any blame and can impose their socialist will on us without retribution.

p0s3r on October 29, 2008 at 2:50 PM

MB4 on October 29, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Hilarious. You should start posting the original tune title along with those things so we know how it goes :)

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 29, 2008 at 2:54 PM

As bad as it gets.

Obviously not to your co-bloggers. They still bash McCain/Palin almost every chance they can get. You can’t b*tch and moan about an Obama administration after helping him get elected.

Blake on October 29, 2008 at 2:54 PM

CP on October 29, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Which is why for the love of me, I didn’t understand Huckabee’s refusal to run. He was booming in the polls, and his name recognition was high. And Arkansas likes him.

I figured he could have picked off Pryor’s seat without a problem.

Abby Adams on October 29, 2008 at 2:55 PM

I can’t think of another fair way to approach this problem. If you have a better idea, let me know.

theblacksheepwasright on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

That’s fair enough. Although BadgerHawk’s recommendation that you tell them your plan first sounds good, I think they will resent you for twisting their arm to make them vote for McCain. I would let the chips fall and let ’em go if Barry is the next POTUS.

txsurveyor on October 29, 2008 at 2:55 PM

Explain the situation to your employees, that if Obama’s tax plan goes through some of them will lose their jobs. If you consider them family you owe it to them, and if they consider eachother like family they’ll take it seriously. There’s 30 votes for McCain right there.

BadgerHawk on October 29, 2008 at 2:46 PM

And a massive law suit for the employer.

neuquenguy on October 29, 2008 at 2:56 PM

So what if the GOP were to simply hang back and vote present on everything? Put the word out heavy and hard every week that the GOP knows they can’t stand in the way, so they vote present and give the DFL all the credit….for everything.

Bet you dollars to donuts the libs wouldn’t push things very far.

Still, McPalin will be elected so at least we would have symbolic veto power, even though a super majority would overrule him.

Bishop on October 29, 2008 at 2:57 PM

It didn’t stop Carter from wrecking the economy and demonstrating such weakness that we lost Iran to the radical Islamists that plague us to this day, and give a green light to the Soviets to invade Afghanistan, which also plagues us to this day.

So the Iranian Government are officially a part of the tiny minority of radical extremists? Makes you wonder if theres anyone in the Middle East who understands the Koran as well as George Bush and Ed Morrissey do.

aengus on October 29, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Obviously not to your co-bloggers. They still bash McCain/Palin almost every chance they can get.

Errr… who’s he talking about?

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 29, 2008 at 2:59 PM

MB4 on October 29, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Hilarious. You should start posting the original tune title along with those things so we know how it goes :)

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 29, 2008 at 2:54 PM

Age Of Aquarius Lyrics
by 5th dimension

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius! Aquarius!

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
Aquarius! Aquarius!

MB4 on October 29, 2008 at 2:59 PM

From Woody Allen’s movie Bananas, when the guerrilla leader takes over:

From this day on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish. Silence! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now 16 years old.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 29, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Blake on October 29, 2008 at 2:54 PM

One doesn’t have to be an unquestioning and uncritical drone if they oppose Obama. Despite a few strident trolls who make that claim, democracy works best when individuals are engaged and critical of all officials. McCain/Palin is better than the alternative but is sure as hell isn’t the GOP dream team.

highhopes on October 29, 2008 at 3:00 PM

BadgerHawk on October 29, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Lawsuit. My employee is an Obama supporter. I’ve decided it’s best not talk about the election. I just tell him that if Obama wins, there will be massive buyer’s remorse after reality sets in.

lorien1973 on October 29, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Still, McPalin will be elected so at least we would have symbolic veto power, even though a super majority would overrule him. – Bishop on October 29, 2008 at 2:57 PM

The Dems will not have a supermajority in either house, Bishop. Also, they are gonna get their clocks cleaned in 2010.

ManlyRash on October 29, 2008 at 3:01 PM

I can’t think of another fair way to approach this problem. If you have a better idea, let me know.

That could be grounds for a discrimination lawsuit

kerncon on October 29, 2008 at 3:01 PM

I just tell him that if Obama wins, there will be massive buyer’s remorse after reality sets in.

lorien1973 on October 29, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Understatement of the year. The real estate market around here has come to a screeching halt. I hope it picks up after the election, but don’t expect it to if Obama gets elected.

txsurveyor on October 29, 2008 at 3:04 PM

* Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to someone else. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.
* Communism: You have two cows. The government takes both of them and evenly distributes the milk. You wait in line for hours to get it. It is expensive and sour.
* Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd.

carbon_footprint on October 29, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Dissent under Bush was “patriotic”.

Dissent under Obama will be “hate speech”.

Techie on October 29, 2008 at 3:05 PM

ManlyRash on October 29, 2008 at 3:01 PM

Your optimism is noted, I stand corrected.

You may kiss my ring.

I said ring.

Bishop on October 29, 2008 at 3:06 PM

The only restraint on Democrats after an Obama victory would be the blame they will get when everything goes wrong.

What restraint? They will spend the next 2 years at least blaming everything on the eight years of a Bush Whitehouse.

BoSox_or_Bust on October 29, 2008 at 3:07 PM

No Fairness Doctrine? Or did they just forget to put it in?

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

No need – – that’s a given.

Rick on October 29, 2008 at 3:08 PM

They’ll have two years.

It’s in their DNA that they will overreach and try to change the order of things at a fundamental level, and that will start their downfall. Couple that with the weakening of America on defense and the fact that we will live in a much more dangerous world, thanks to Obama’s foreign policy, and the stage will be set for a pretty big rebound in 2010

thirteen28 on October 29, 2008 at 3:08 PM

carbon_footprint on October 29, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Liberalism: You have two cows. Both lie around all day doing nothing. They sue the farmer for expecting them to produce milk.

Bishop on October 29, 2008 at 3:09 PM

Dissent under Bush was “patriotic”.

Dissent under Obama will be “hate speech”.

Techie on October 29, 2008 at 3:05 PM

My vote for comment of the day.

Rick on October 29, 2008 at 3:09 PM

And a massive law suit for the employer.

neuquenguy on October 29, 2008 at 2:56 PM

Only if it is evident that only Obama supporters were terminated.

Patrick S on October 29, 2008 at 3:11 PM

…and the stage will be set for a pretty big rebound in 2010

thirteen28 on October 29, 2008 at 3:08 PM

To quote Rush… “IF there are elections in 2010.”

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 29, 2008 at 3:13 PM

WashJeff on October 29, 2008 at 2:37 PM

1 through 5 remind me very much of what the Starnes kids did at Twentieth Century Motors…. Who is John Galt?

LegendHasIt on October 29, 2008 at 3:13 PM

How Obama and the Dems will create 5 million jobs…

http://www.beatcanvas.com/guvsux/guvsux_20081027.jpg

beatcanvas on October 29, 2008 at 3:14 PM

My choice of scary Halloween costume is getting easier and easier to chose. I wonder if Nancy Pelosi, would loan me her broom?

Dr Evil on October 29, 2008 at 3:14 PM

OT: A reason Florida is still in play

Cuban Americans in Miami fearful of a communist Barack Obama

In the streets of Miami’s Little Havana, which McCain visited today, there was one word for the kind of change promised by Obama. “Communismo,” said Michael Garcia, 30, and the son of Cuban émigrés who works at his family-owned accounting business.

“I shouldn’t have to pay more taxes because I work harder than other people,” he said. “The things that Obama say scare me because that’s everything that Fidel said. These things are associated in my mind with going down the path to communism.”

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 29, 2008 at 3:14 PM

beatcanvas on October 29, 2008 at 3:14 PM

Are you drawing those? They’re pretty awesome.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM

So the Iranian Government are officially a part of the tiny minority of radical extremists? Makes you wonder if theres anyone in the Middle East who understands the Koran as well as George Bush and Ed Morrissey do.

aengus on October 29, 2008 at 2:58 PM

There Imam Bush goes again. “I am astonished by President Bush when he claims there is nothing in the Qu’ran that justifies jihad violence in the name of Islam,” jailed jihadi cleric Abu Qatada said under similar circumstances almost six years ago. “Is he some kind of Islamic scholar? Has he ever actually read the Qu’ran?”

No. He’s just leader of the Free World — a Free World that has become less free and more dhimmified on his severely myopic watch.

Daniel Pipes says ” … … standing shoeless, George W. Bush rededicated the center [the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C.] last week. His 1,600-word speech also praised medieval Islamic culture (“We come to express our appreciation for a faith that has enriched civilization for centuries”), but he knew a mosque from a church – and he had more on the agenda than flattery. Most arresting, surely, was his statement that “I have invested the heart of my presidency in helping Muslims fight terrorism, and claim their liberty, and find their own unique paths to prosperity and peace.”

Adding to the event’s accommodationist tone, some of the president’s top female aides, including Frances Townsend and Karen Hughes, wore makeshift hijabs as they listened to him in the audience. In brief, it feels like “deja vu all over again.”

Nearly six years after September 11 – nearly six years after first visiting the Islamic Center and proclaiming ‘Islam is peace’ – Mr. Bush has learned nothing.

Almost 30 years after Islamists first attacked Americans, and on the eve of three major attempted terrorist attacks in Great Britain, the president’s speech reveals how confused Washington remains.
– Diana West

MB4 on October 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM

The only restraint on Democrats after an Obama victory would be the blame they will get when everything goes wrong.

No, the only restraint would be the Supreme Court, and with so many 5-4 decisions even that would be a crap-shoot.

When everything goes wrong, you know that the donkeys will immediately start braying about how it’s not their fault, but “A legacy of the failed policies of the Bush Administration.”

Spurius Ligustinus on October 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM

“I shouldn’t have to pay more taxes because I work harder than other people,” he said. “The things that Obama say scare me because that’s everything that Fidel said. These things are associated in my mind with going down the path to communism.”
Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 29, 2008 at 3:14 PM

PRINT THAT BABY!!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Bishop on October 29, 2008 at 3:09 PM

Mammalist.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM

carbon_footprint on October 29, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Fantastic!

justincase on October 29, 2008 at 3:16 PM

My choice of scary Halloween costume is getting easier and easier to chose. I wonder if Nancy Pelosi, would loan me her broom?

Dr Evil on October 29, 2008 at 3:14 PM

Better do it this year, because next year, the federal secret police will take you away for something like that.

Rick on October 29, 2008 at 3:16 PM

They’ll have two years.

and the stage will be set for a pretty big rebound in 2010

thirteen28 on October 29, 2008 at 3:08 PM

The unknown is whether the Democrats have their majorities because they are better at convincing (fooling) the electorate than the Republicans or because the majority of the public has finally been converted into 3rd-world government handout co-dependents. If the latter, then i am afraid your prediction is unfounded.

neuquenguy on October 29, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Expect a flood of social-engineering policies in the Age of Obama

That sentence should chill your blood……………. don’t forget to vote McCain/Palin ’08 boys and girls!

Seven Percent Solution on October 29, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Mammalist.
Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Whatever.

Typist.

Bishop on October 29, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Better do it this year, because next year, the federal secret police will take you away for something like that.

Rick on October 29, 2008 at 3:16 PM

A colleague was telling me at lunch today about an Obama push poller calling a McCain supporter. The McCain supporter told the poller she would not be voting for Obama and they exchanged words, then the poller hung up. The FBI showed up at her door the next day accusing her of making threats against the life of a presidential candidate.

txsurveyor on October 29, 2008 at 3:20 PM

Bishop on October 29, 2008 at 3:09 PM

Love it!

justincase on October 29, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Not mine! There are many variations out there.

carbon_footprint on October 29, 2008 at 3:20 PM

You know…the Scoop Jackson comment takes away the one security blanket I had for the worst-case scenario.

I really can’t trust the Blue Dogs to even be a speed bump, can I?

its_a_trap on October 29, 2008 at 3:21 PM

My choice of scary Halloween costume is getting easier and easier to chose. I wonder if Nancy Pelosi, would loan me her broom?

Dr Evil on October 29, 2008 at 3:14 PM

Better do it this year, because next year, the federal secret police will take you away for something like that.

Rick on October 29, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Heh. Mine’s Saturday, I don’t have any ideas yet…

Mammalist.
Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Whatever.

Typist.

Bishop on October 29, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Pianist.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 29, 2008 at 3:24 PM

If we are “lucky” they’ll spend all their time investigating, prosecuting and impeaching political opponents instead of enacting any of their policies.

neuquenguy on October 29, 2008 at 3:24 PM

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again

I’ll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

Techie on October 29, 2008 at 3:24 PM

I can’t think of another fair way to approach this problem. If you have a better idea, let me know.

theblacksheepwasright on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

I think you nailed it, why keep someone on the payroll that wants you to fail?

right2bright on October 29, 2008 at 3:28 PM

Either way the vote goes, McCain/Palin win especially, we will all be called “racist” in every debate, in every action, in all hours of the day and night.

It won’t matter what you do, save a life, or create a new energy source, you will be called a “racist”.

Time we put our collective heads together for our own little retort to shut the coming onslaught up!

I was going to say “Typist”, but Bishop already beat me to it………….

How about………. “Idiotist”?

Seven Percent Solution on October 29, 2008 at 3:28 PM

theblacksheepwasright on October 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

If it comes to it, put affiliation aside and just lay off your lowest performers based on objective measures. Freedom of expresion must reamain.

DarkCurrent on October 29, 2008 at 3:31 PM

Are you drawing those? They’re pretty awesome.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Yep. I figured if I can use humor in a format easily sent to others, I can help.

http://www.guvsux.com is where you can find all of them.

beatcanvas on October 29, 2008 at 3:37 PM

And thanks, by the way :)

beatcanvas on October 29, 2008 at 3:39 PM

When I say “performers” I obviously don’t mean in typing or spelling…

DarkCurrent on October 29, 2008 at 3:39 PM

If the Democrats gain control of 2 branches of government (and possibly the judiciary as well) they will certainly enact many ruinous policies. But they will also eventually implode from corruption and the inescapable and obvious proof that they are failures at bringing about a golden age (more like a stone age). If they are in complete control the media will ‘turn on them’ as they will be the only thing to report one. The media’s appetite for a juicy story is stronger than their partisanship.

If the Age of Obama comes to fruition conservatives will lament the damage done to our country and liberals will also lament – Obama and Congress cannot possibly deliver on all the promises they’ve made since BDS has set in. After a year in office people will realize that Obama is not the Political Messiah he was promised to be and Pelosi and Reid will only have their incompetence to point to when those evil Republicans are no longer able to block any of their schemes.

gwelf on October 29, 2008 at 3:43 PM

They will also have nowhere to hide when these tax-and-spend policies hobble the economy and weaken us internationally.

Will that give some Democrats pause?

No. What should they care? They control all that you see and hear under the new Fairness Doctrine.

And besides at that point it doesn’t matter who votes – it only matters who COUNTS THE VOTES (read: ACORN)

CrazyFool on October 29, 2008 at 3:45 PM

So the Iranian Government are officially a part of the tiny minority of radical extremists? Makes you wonder if theres anyone in the Middle East who understands the Koran as well as George Bush and Ed Morrissey do.

aengus on October 29, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Part? They’re among the major leaders. Study the history of jihad in the late 20th century.

JDPerren on October 29, 2008 at 3:50 PM

txsurveyor on October 29, 2008 at 3:20 PM

I guess the newspapers are right – – he is our president already. Sorry guys, it was nice knowing you, but I better stop commenting on this blog before the feds show up at my house and start asking questions.

All Hail the Great Leader!! Down with the hate-filled opposition! They must be destroyed! Rywall, I stand with you, brother. Workers Unite!!

Rick on October 29, 2008 at 3:52 PM

…we will all be called “racist” in every debate, in every action, in all hours of the day and night.

It won’t matter what you do, save a life, or create a new energy source, you will be called a “racist”.

Time we put our collective heads together for our own little retort to shut the coming onslaught up!
Seven Percent Solution on October 29, 2008 at 3:28 PM

I’ve already started.

Here is mine:

SO, if good strong conservative who just happens to be black, like Thomas Sowell,( Walter E. Williams, Clarence Thomas or J.C Watts, etc.) were to run for President as a Republican, against Hillary Clinton (or Nancy Pelosi etc.), as a Democrat, For whom would you vote, and why?

If they say they would vote for Sowell because he is black, then tell them they are themselves racist for voting based only on race.

If they say they would be voting for Sowell because he better represents their values and views politicaly, then ask them how could they vote for (or expect any conservative to vote) for a far left socialist like 0bama, regardless of race.

By their own standards of accusing anyone who refuses to vote for 0bama of being a racist, then if they don’t vote for Hillary, they must be sexist.

If they DO vote for Hillary, then they are racist for not voting for the black man by their own standards.

It needs a little polishing, but there is NO answer with which they can ‘win’ the discussion that would stand up to even the most superficial application of logic.

LegendHasIt on October 29, 2008 at 3:57 PM

We need only look as far back as the Jimmy Carter administration to see where Democrats will go with such a grip on power — and in the late 1970s, we still had Scoop Jackson Democrats. In fact, we still had Scoop Jackson himself.

Well, we have Joe, and he’s cool!

thuja on October 29, 2008 at 3:59 PM

Yup. I’m holding my nose and voting for Susan Collins.

Slublog on October 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM

You won’t regret your vote. She’s essential to blocking the crazier lunacy that Obama will wish to pass. Whine about RINOs all you want, but know that without Collins and Snowe 2009 would be a far, far worse year.

thuja on October 29, 2008 at 4:02 PM

They will also have nowhere to hide when these tax-and-spend policies hobble the economy and weaken us internationally.

Oh you silly person.

No matter that their policies will bring down a world of hurt on everyone and his auncle, when the economy goes further in the tank, when unemployment hits double digits, when the Muslims attack, whatever, it’s gonna be, repeat after me, “Hey, we inherited this mess.”

They’re running aginst Bush now, they will run against Bush then.

Akzed on October 29, 2008 at 4:03 PM

My feeling is that if Obama wins, his new Treasury Secretary will have some pretty grim meetings with Granny Pelosi before she starts raiding the cookie jar. There won’t be a whole lot of massive new spending for a while.

The scary part of that is that Pelosi will try to assuage the hard left with other things like the Fairness Doctrine, the Freedom of Choice Act, repeal of the Patriot Act, and possibly even an effort to abolish the Electoral College.

rockmom on October 29, 2008 at 4:11 PM

The first heavy cuts (hatchet hell, with an axe!) will be in intelligence (the pun is entirely appropriate) and out of work operatives will be free to mercenary anywhere in the world for whomever pays for their dearest enemies to go away.

Flying blind, we’ll never see it coming.

Speakup on October 29, 2008 at 4:20 PM

“The only restraint on Democrats after an Obama victory would be the blame they will get when everything goes wrong.”

Sure, because the media who did everything possible to elect them, will SURELY shine the light of truth on the Democrats once the election is over.

Sure they will. You just watch.

NoDonkey on October 29, 2008 at 4:39 PM

The only restraint on Democrats after an Obama victory would be the blame they will get when everything goes wrong.

Why would that be a problem? The mortgage mess is almost entirely their fault, yet they’re managing successfully blame the very people who (admittedly belatedly) tried to prevent it.

Haven’t you read “1984”? With the media in your corner, you can say and do anything.

Blacklake on October 29, 2008 at 4:45 PM

The only restraint on Democrats after an Obama victory would be the blame they will get when everything goes wrong.

Working with their friends in the media, I’m sure they can spin any failures as due to Republicans not allowing them to do even more.

clancy_wiggum on October 29, 2008 at 4:48 PM

What? They won’t receive any blame at all. The media and the Democrats will blame everything on Bush and “de-regulation” and whatever else they can come up with.

Riposte on October 29, 2008 at 2:40 PM

This.

Don’t you know it will take them 100 years to “fix” all the problems left behind by the Bush administration?

Who got the blame for Freddie/Fannie? Who actually caused the collapse? Ignorance is the costliest commodity we have in America.

Asher on October 29, 2008 at 5:55 PM

The only restraint on Democrats after an Obama victory would be the blame they will get when everything goes wrong. With large majorities in both chambers of Congress and a Democrat to the left of Congressional leadership, they will have no barriers to enacting sweeping changes to American domestic and foreign policy. They will also have nowhere to hide when these tax-and-spend policies hobble the economy and weaken us internationally.

I think you are much too optimistic captain. With the Dems controlling the message and the medium , like FDR, they will be allowed many years of obvious failure. Theirs will be the excuse that it takes perhaps a decade for their new programs to get traction while breaking old habits.

The historical odds of Obama not serving two terms are very small. Every year the demographics get worse for the Repubs. If nothing else there are the millions of children of illegals who are citizens. They will be eligible to vote in the not so distant future. They vote Dem. If we are lucky their children might vote Repub in 30 years.

patrick neid on October 29, 2008 at 6:09 PM

For generations, the Dems will use the same excuse that they have relied on for the last 8 years. You guessed it – our grandchildren will be told that Bush caused an economic crisis that will take 100 years to fix. Children of the future will be taught that government control is the only thing that can work. And they will be taught by the teachers union –
Bush will be blamed for everything in history – he is to blame for 9/11. He is to blame for slavery. He is to blame for the Lincoln, Kennedy and King assasinations. He is to blame for every war ever fought since WWII – the last year that we “won” a war. That’s right – once we pull out of Iraq, Bush’s lost war that could never be won will end. And Obama knew it all along. Historians will have to be vetted by people like Matthews and Olberdork to make sure that things are correct from a historical perspective.
So saddle up boys, here we go.

JeffinOrlando on October 29, 2008 at 9:55 PM

Democratic priorities in the coming one-party government

Thanks for the optimism, Ed.

jgapinoy on October 29, 2008 at 11:02 PM

Thanks for the optimism, Ed.

jgapinoy on October 29, 2008 at 11:02 PM

Don’t worry. Ed keeps assuring us that they are good Americans who only have a different philosophy about how things should be done.

peacenprosperity on October 30, 2008 at 8:07 AM