We are paying attention

posted at 6:20 pm on September 26, 2010 by Doctor Zero

The Left was unable to paint the Tea Party as anarchists, violent lunatics, or racists.  The feeble attempt to suggest they should really be focusing their ire at George W. Bush or the Republican Party fizzled into embarrassed silence.  Like a clumsy kid going deep into the dinnerware department to catch a Nerf football pass in a department store, John Kerry lumbered to the nearest microphone to blurt out the latest meme: the Tea Party isn’t paying attention at all.  They’re just bleating in confusion, sheep panicking in the shadow of terrible forces they are not qualified to discuss:

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.

[…] Kerry made the remarks on voters following questions about U.S. Rep Barney Frank’s re-election campaign and queries about securing federal funding for the Hub hospital.

“I think a lot of the anger today – while it’s appropriate because Washington is broken – is not directed at the right people,” said Kerry. “Barney is prepared, as others are, to explain what we’re doing. I think when people hear the facts and they see what we’re doing, it frankly makes sense.”

This is the last desperate attempt of the Democrats to frighten independents away from the Tea Party movement.  Slandering them as nuts or haters didn’t work – it’s too obviously false, and even the Democrats’ media allies were becoming nervous about throwing bombshell charges without evidence.  The ignorance smear is a logical choice for a Hail Mary pass, just weeks before the election.  It only requires the Left to convince independents that our economy is crumbling due to forces behind their comprehension, and the rubes waving copies of the Constitution at Glenn Beck rallies don’t understand it, either.

I’m here to assure Senator Kerry that we understand the situation perfectly well.  Barney Frank’s role in causing the subprime mortgage crisis, for example, is perfectly clear.  He lied extravagantly to protect Fannie Mae from oversight, both for ideological reasons, and for the financial benefit of his boyfriend Herb Moses, a Fannie Mae executive.  The financial system of the entire planet nearly collapsed as a result.  Barney Frank should have been removed from office before the first bank bailout, and not allowed anywhere near a government office, ever again.  He should have spent the last two years answering subpoenas and facing charges, not slobbering over all the new money he wants his Party to seize from honest Americans.  The same goes for anyone in either party who knowingly participated in the Fannie Mae scam.  A responsible government that took the public trust seriously would have demanded nothing less.  We’ve heard a lot about bad behavior in the private sector during the mortgage crisis, and there was indeed plenty to say.  We haven’t a word about the responsibility of politicians, or seen any of them formally brought to account.

The Tea Party is a large and growing movement that rejects the premise that a morally and intellectually superior government should be given endlessly expanding power over every aspect of our lives.  We reject a media-approved narrative that holds the State blameless for its misdeeds, or gives it unlimited credit for its good intentions.  We are competent and compassionate enough to manage our own lives, and address our problems through willing cooperation with our neighbors.

We’re not lost in incoherent anger because we misunderstand a reality only Democrat Party leaders can see clearly.  On the contrary, we realize that an insane level of willing blindness is necessary to ignore the evidence of their abject failure.  You’ve got to be pretty stupid to think Barack Obama’s only problem is that he’s not superhuman enough to fix the “mess George Bush left him” two years ago.  To accept this critique, you would have to believe Americans are so weak that Bush could permanently destroy us in eight years, and Bill Clinton’s last years in office were some kind of golden age.  You would have to believe the effort of defeating Saddam Hussein mortally wounded us.

We don’t blame ourselves for the nation’s problems, Senator Kerry.  We blame you. We’re not just looking at your Party, either… or have you not been paying attention to the primaries?  We can see how much control the State has asserted over our lives through impenetrable layers of regulation, which even legislators admit they neither read nor understand.  We’re not just laughing off Nancy Pelosi’s comment that we had to pass ObamaCare to learn what was in it.  The Democrats demand we give them vast amounts of power without specifying what they plan to do with it, establishing any means to judge their success, or defining any limit to future expansion of the precedents they set today.  They demand our faith, along with the resulting surrender of faith in ourselves.  We reject those demands.

We know you’re already brainstorming ways to stick us with the tab for Obama’s madcap spending spree.  The seizure of money through taxation is the confiscation of hours from our lives.  We are taking our lives back.  We’re not interested in the shoddy goods you want to “give” us today, because we’re paying attention to the bills that will come due tomorrow.  We will be no more enchanted by a Republican junk sale in 2011, should they be foolish enough to offer one.

Democrat consultant Phil Johnson defended Kerry by saying, “He’s just making the point that people have real lives to lead and most people are not spending a lot of time worrying about politics, particularly in a tough economy.”  That’s exactly the point, Mr. Johnson.  People have to worry about politics now.  They can’t just “lead their lives.”  They are about to feel the weight of a law that will force them to purchase health insurance.  Many of them have lost their jobs to the approaching rumble of that law.  Others have watched the value of their property and investments evaporate due to the mistakes, or deliberate malpractice, of the political class.  If Obama gets his cap-and-trade legislation, a sizable number of Americans will find themselves working in industries which have ceased to make economic sense, because of skyrocketing energy prices.

The stated objective of the Obama Administration was “transforming” the American people.  Well, transformation is an aggressive act, carried out through compulsive force.  We resist, and we will prevail.

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We are paying attention.

My own take on the financial meltdown

http://www.blrag.com/blog/2010/8/29/the-george-sorosing-of-the-american-economy.html

William Amos on September 26, 2010 at 6:26 PM

They are about to feel the weight of a law that will force them to purchase health insurance.

HTH can we pay for Obamacare if we don’t have jobs???? Are we just supposed to print the money in our basements?

GrannyDee on September 26, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Halp us Jon Cary! We’re stuk in tee parteis!

aero on September 26, 2010 at 6:29 PM

The Democrats secret plan: call the electorate STOOOPID!

Justrand on September 26, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Now I know that if anything ever happened to Obama we could put John Kerry in his place and the flow of Obamateurisms would continue unabated.

backwoods conservative on September 26, 2010 at 6:30 PM

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,”

“HOPE AND CHANGE” explains this statement perfectly!

dddave on September 26, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Amen!

heldmyw on September 26, 2010 at 6:31 PM

I want Dr. Z as creative counsel for the next president.

Mojave Mark on September 26, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Well, transformation is an aggressive act, carried out through compulsive force.

Albeit, Treasonous, as well.

Kerry reminds me of Maher’s condescending accusation that the American People are too stupid to figure it out. Yet, we are looking at the face of people that caused the economic collapse, and still nothing is being done to prevent it, stop it, from happening again.

The Fox, no, the rabid dog, is still in the hen house eating our dinner.

Kini on September 26, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Democrats believe that Programs sell themselves and that is all the leadership that is needed. Socialism is its own reward.

The GOP knows that a leader isnt a marketer or salesman but a person who can make tough judgements. Tough decisions arent found in playbooks or talking points.

William Amos on September 26, 2010 at 6:34 PM

It is so tiring dealing with the stupid commoners, I have to watch that the price of Ketsup doesn’r go down and where I park my yacht.

Sure glad we only have another week before I go on vacation again.

concernedsenior on September 26, 2010 at 6:37 PM

GrannyDee on September 26, 2010 at 6:27 PM

They. Don’t. Care.

txhsmom on September 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Nope John, we can’t see our families, friends and neighbors out of work. We can’t see our homes worth so much less than we paid for them. We can’t see our pensions, 401K’s, and savings depleted to nothing. We can’t see our own doctors, or keep our own healthcare plans. We just can’t see beyond our own ignorance, right John-three purple heart-heinz ketchup-longfaced-Viet-Nam veteran Kerry.

fourdeucer on September 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Obama is an idiot. he thinks people without jobs don’t understand he is the big cause of the problem. People aren’t stupid.

seven on September 26, 2010 at 6:40 PM

“Send in the clown, there ought to be clowns, don’t bother….he’s here”

Hening on September 26, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Excellent as always Dr. Z.

fesofee on September 26, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Beyond irony is the fact that the Dems have been crowing about the FinReg legislation that actually will create more problems than it ever addresses AND it totally ignored Fannie and Freddie, the two culprits that played the biggest roles in the financial meltdown.

Kerry, we are paying attention, and we have been for quite some time. You, sir, are an economic moron.

onlineanalyst on September 26, 2010 at 6:41 PM

This is the last desperate attempt of the Democrats to frighten independents away from the Tea Party movement. Slandering them as nuts or haters didn’t work – it’s too obviously false, and even the Democrats’ media allies were becoming nervous about throwing bombshell charges without evidence.

I’m here to assure Senator Kerry that we understand the situation perfectly well.

We understand the situation. Their campaign strategy is inadequate to maintain them in a serious action such as the Tea Party is putting to them. They have fear in the coop, slander on the hoof, al-taqiyya on the tongue and bats in the belfry — that’s their campaign strategy. They could probably maintain themselves in the type of fighting the Tea Party will give them for a few states in the North East. After that it will make no difference how many thousands of dead they have voting for them, and if Americans want the Presidency back in 2012 the Tea Party will give it to them.

Jeckle on September 26, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Ewww, John Kerry is such an intellectual, sooo nuanced. He’s probably the smartest man since Al Gore… until Barack Øbama.

petefrt on September 26, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Saw this transcript of a hilarious conversation the other night between Keef and Lumpy:

MOORE: Most Americans don`t describe themselves as Democrats or Republicans. What they do like is someone who has the courage of their convictions. Sometimes, they`ll even vote for someone who they don`t really agree with everything he stands for, just because they want someone who is going to fight for something, stand up for something, and not do this kind of namby-pamby.

This whole thing — Harry Reid, seriously, I want to go down there tomorrow and tell him to drop and give me 20 right now. I`m serious.

Mikey asking anyone to “drop and give me 20 right now”? You can’t make this stuff up, kids.

Del Dolemonte on September 26, 2010 at 6:50 PM

If Obama gets his cap-and-trade legislation, a sizable number of Americans will find themselves working in industries which have ceased to make economic sense, because of skyrocketing energy prices.

It would be the Death Knell for our country.

Elected officials take an OATH to defend and protect this country.

Doesn’t Obama’s policies violate the Oath of Office?

Kini on September 26, 2010 at 6:51 PM

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters “

Take it easy on “Ketchup Clown” here folks, hes’ a brick shy of a load for sure, but he has a point.
His Demrat Party takers, slackers, grifters, and lazy ass, quart drinkin, porch sitters don’t pay much attention as long as their Goberment checks keep comin.

Same for the UNION whores and all those Obese and drug addicted social security disability siphors.
Ketchup Clown and the Demrat parties problem is these blights on humanity aren’t the majority yet, but “Cousin Eddie” Obama and his Rat followers are makin a mighty effort to make em so!
We must stop this Fundamental Transformation or become slaves to the “don’t wanna workers”!
Man up Tea Party patriots, spread out, spread the word, take another two or three to the polls with you and THROW THE BUMS OUT , ALL OF EM!

dhunter on September 26, 2010 at 6:52 PM

We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening.

Senator! Shush! You’re not supposed to divulge the secret of the Democratic party’s success!

I have to hand it to Øbama, though. He wanted to change the American people and he did. Many of us got off our couches and googled the constitution. When they found out what it said, they began voting against Jon Carry and his ilk.

Kafir on September 26, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Doctor Z that was a beautiful piece of work..Pure Poetry!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 26, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Doesn’t Obama’s policies violate the Oath of Office?

Kini on September 26, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Does a bear crap in the woods?

Tuco on September 26, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Like a clumsy kid going deep into the dinnerware department to catch a Nerf football pass in a department store, John Kerry lumbered to the nearest microphone to blurt out the latest meme:

Hehe.

logis on September 26, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Listening to Kerry is like watching a deranged version of Gilligan’s Island.

Objections will be taken to the Supreme Court, and Higher, to the Rules Committee of the Newport Country Club.

Kini on September 26, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Barney Frank’s role in causing the subprime mortgage crisis, for example, is perfectly clear. He lied extravagantly to protect Fannie Mae from oversight, both for ideological reasons, and for the financial benefit of his boyfriend Herb Moses, a Fannie Mae executive. The financial system of the entire planet nearly collapsed as a result

Anyone who thinks that faulty subprime loans triggered a near collapse of the world’s financial system knows nothing about how Wall Street operated over the last decade. Not even Reagan’s man in the Fed, Alan Greenspan, can agree with you. Jumping on the ideologically useful explanation of the hour speaks to an incredibly level of intellectual laziness on your part. Even worse, it suggests that you can’t even begin to understand what it will take to prevent the same series of events from happening again.

bayam on September 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Kini on September 26, 2010 at 6:59 PM

John Kerry served in Vietnam!..:)

Dire Straits on September 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Don’t P^$$ on my back Senator and “Tell Me Rainin” —- Ain’t That the Truth —

wheels on September 26, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Not paying attention? If the people paid attention, Obama would still be walking the Chicago streets handing out stash and copies of Alinsky, and purple shirts, and Democrat caucus rooms in congress woulld be set aside as historic districts.

Don L on September 26, 2010 at 7:03 PM

It is a source of embarrassment that my home state has been responsible for so many of the prominent players in this crisis. Barney Frank should be in (a woman’s) prison for the rest of his life for his malfeasance. John Forbes “Liveshot” Kerry should be lashed to the mast of his friggin’ sailboat and cast adrift off of George’s Bank. Teddy Kennedy, well, he is already getting his comeuppance.

When Kerry comes up for re-election in 2012, I am going to work as hard for his Republican opponent as I will for Sarah Palin. We have one good deed in the books getting Scott Brown elected, but we have a long way to go.

Just going to have to rest on the laurels of John Adams, I guess.

turfmann on September 26, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Oh boy! What a great article!

tinkerthinker on September 26, 2010 at 7:05 PM

John Kerry served in Vietnam!..:)

Dire Straits on September 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Indeed! He served with the enemy.

Kini on September 26, 2010 at 7:08 PM

We’ve heard a lot about bad behavior in the private sector during the mortgage crisis, and there was indeed plenty to say. We haven’t a word about the responsibility of politicians, or seen any of them formally brought to account.

This reminds me of Daniel Hannan’s European Parliament speech when Hannan said he’d (in reference to Gordon Brown): “…long accepted that you’re pathologically incapable of accepting responsibilities for these things…”.

The only accountability we’ll get is at the ballot box. Barney’s Frank had to bring in Billy Jeff to campaign for him. Maybe we’ll get a November surprise in a Sean Bielat victory….

Renwaa on September 26, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Jumping on the ideologically useful explanation of the hour speaks to an incredibly level of intellectual laziness on your part. Even worse, it suggests that you can’t even begin to understand what it will take to prevent the same series of events from happening again.

bayam on September 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

If it has anything to do with more restrictive government regulation, count me out, genius boy.

gryphon202 on September 26, 2010 at 7:08 PM

He should have spent the last two years answering subpoenas

Hopefully, he’ll spend the next few doing exactly that.

azkenreid on September 26, 2010 at 7:08 PM

If the people paid attention, Obama would still be walking the Chicago streets handing out stash and copies of Alinsky, and purple shirts, and Democrat caucus rooms in congress woulld be set aside as historic districts.

Don L on September 26, 2010 at 7:03 PM

He had help don’tcha know

Kini on September 26, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Excellent article, Dr. Z!! John Effin’ has definitely got something terminal seared, SEARED into what passes for a defecrat’s brain….

thebookkeeper on September 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Kini on September 26, 2010 at 7:08 PM

But Kini..He got all those medals/sarc..:)

Dire Straits on September 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM

bayam on September 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

More details, bayam? I love me some Doc Z but I could easily believe there’s more to the meltdown than I realize. Sources?

Rosmerta on September 26, 2010 at 7:18 PM

John Kerry calling the voters stupid. The astounding irony in that insult threatens to disrupt the very fabric of the time-space continuum.

Cicero43 on September 26, 2010 at 7:19 PM

I can’t wait for President Palin to rip the doors off the Federal Reserve.

tessa on September 26, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Anyone who thinks that faulty subprime loans triggered a near collapse of the world’s financial system knows nothing about how Wall Street operated over the last decade.

bayam on September 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

CRA and FM/FM produced the junk that Wall Street exploited. For Wall Street, it was garbage in, garbage out. The source of the housing crash was FM/FM.

petefrt on September 26, 2010 at 7:23 PM

The Left was unable to paint the Tea Party as anarchists, violent lunatics, or racists. The feeble attempt to suggest they should really be focusing their ire at George W. Bush or the Republican Party fizzled into embarrassed silence.

The best way to start an essay is with a self-serving narrative unaccompanied by any facts or evidence.

crr6 on September 26, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Thank you as always for the much-needed infusion of inspiration and morale, DZ.

Cylor on September 26, 2010 at 7:26 PM

They so don’t know what is coming at ‘em in November. They really, really, don’t have a clue.

Brace yourselves for the October Surprise that is surely coming, but let not your hearts be troubled, for this Constitutional Tsunami (TM) will not be abated.

itzWicks on September 26, 2010 at 7:26 PM

The Left was unable to paint the Tea Party as anarchists, violent lunatics, or racists. The feeble attempt to suggest they should really be focusing their ire at George W. Bush or the Republican Party fizzled into embarrassed silence.

Remember the pictures of the swat team in formation when all the blue haired grannies were protesting an Obama health rally…..HAHAHAHA

tessa on September 26, 2010 at 7:26 PM

John Kerry served in Vietnam!..:)

Dire Straits on September 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

And Christmas in Cambodia too.

fourdeucer on September 26, 2010 at 7:27 PM

John Kerry served in (very briefly,self inflicted self reported wounds)Vietnam!..:)

Dire Straits on September 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Indeed! He served with the enemy.Jane Fonda loves LURCH?

Kini on September 26, 2010 at 7:08 PM
He is not worthy of respect and he does know that,
LURCH is his name and lyin’ his game.

Col.John Wm. Reed on September 26, 2010 at 7:28 PM

And Christmas in Cambodia too.

fourdeucer on September 26, 2010 at 7:27 PM

I forgot about that..:)

Dire Straits on September 26, 2010 at 7:28 PM

The best way to start an essay a trolling post is with a self-serving narrative unaccompanied by any facts or evidence.

crr6 on September 26, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Fixed it for you. You should have learned not to bait like that at Soros University.

turfmann on September 26, 2010 at 7:28 PM

crr6 — you apparently have not been paying attention the last year and a 1/2 …

wheels on September 26, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Well, I do know that in 2008, 52% of the voters were a mixture of the really stupid, the gullible, and the left wing lunatics.

Pelayo on September 26, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Anyone who thinks that faulty subprime loans triggered a near collapse of the world’s financial system knows nothing about how Wall Street operated over the last decade. Not even Reagan’s man in the Fed, Alan Greenspan, can agree with you. Jumping on the ideologically useful explanation of the hour speaks to an incredibly level of intellectual laziness on your part. Even worse, it suggests that you can’t even begin to understand what it will take to prevent the same series of events from happening again.

bayam on September 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Really? Please expand on your theory as to what nearly collasped the world finance. And what exactly would it take to ensure it never happens again? More crackdowns on Wall Street? Or cracking down on the politicos that enabled Wall Street to go ‘wild’, bypromising to back the risky loans?

How lazy of me to think the seed of chaos began with CRA, highlighted by banks like BofA seeking out and lending to illegals to buy houses they couldn’t afford – never mind they shouldn’t have been here in the first place — ending with the mad speculation in housing markets, where a bus driver making $50K/year could even think to buy a $800k home on that income.

Had people stuck to the time-proven CW that a home shouldn’t cost more than 1/3 of income, the majority wouldn’t be in this mess. My mortgage may be “underwater” on paper, but still worth it to me since it was only costing me 1/4 of my income monthly when I bought it and has everything I wanted and then some in a home. The only effect of being underwater means that my property tax went down.

AH_C on September 26, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Barney Frank should have been removed from office before the first bank bailout, and not allowed anywhere near a government office, ever again. He should have spent the last two years answering subpoenas and facing charges, not slobbering over all the new money he wants his Party to seize from honest Americans.

It astounds me, simply floors me that this man is allowed to have any part in crafting a “solution” to the problems he himself created. It is indeed Bizarro World.

petefrt on September 26, 2010 at 7:35 PM

It is indeed Bizarro World.

petefrt on September 26, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Nope just a government that has been left unchecked for far too long.

darwin-t on September 26, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Dr “Z”…YES…once again!!

jerrytbg on September 26, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Dear Elitist Senator,

We have figured out who The Mark is.

And we aren’t happy about it.

ajacksonian on September 26, 2010 at 8:21 PM

John Kerry said:

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,”

————–

That is the best explanation from a democrat for how obama got elected I have seen yet.

free on September 26, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Nope just a government that has been left unchecked for far too long.

darwin-t on September 26, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Well yes, for sure. Since the 60′s-70′s, I suppose. When I was a kid, what we have now is the kind of stuff we joked about as children about ever happening in this country. We made fun of garbage culture/politics like what we have now, saying this was the kind of nonsense that happened in Russia and such. It could never happen in America.

We thought liberty was so entrenched, so much embedded in this country that it could never be lost here. Now we see how wrong we were.

petefrt on September 26, 2010 at 8:28 PM

and even the Democrats’ media allies were becoming nervous about throwing bombshell charges without evidence.

heh, that is their M.O.

cmsinaz on September 26, 2010 at 8:34 PM

We thought liberty was so entrenched, so much embedded in this country that it could never be lost here. Now we see how wrong we were.

petefrt on September 26, 2010 at 8:28 PM

We thought liberty and COMMON SENSE… could never be lost.

The leftists have been deconstructing ‘common sense’ since the 60′s. That’s how they tore out the foundations of ‘liberty’. Now they deconstruct ‘liberty’ itself.

petefrt on September 26, 2010 at 8:36 PM

What an outstanding article.

I also love the fact that on 10/2/10 there will be a huge Democrat rally on the Capitol and it will include AFL-CIO, SEIU, Communist Party, ACORN, Code Pink, Sharpton, Jackson, Hollywood, etc. It will be very interesting to see the amount of hatred, violence, bizzare behavior and filthy signs they bring to show support for “their party”.

A perfect pre-election snapshot of who the Democrats are. It will probably doom them for the next 60 years.

Can’t wait to see the trash after they leave. Talk about photo ops!

Key West Reader on September 26, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Barney Frank should have been removed from office before the first bank bailout, and not allowed anywhere near a government office, ever again. He should have spent the last two years answering subpoenas and facing charges…

Frank and a large portion of Congress should be in jail for doing essentially what landed Bernie Madoff in jail.

Yakko77 on September 26, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Great analysis. You got me worked up like I haven’t been in months, minus the mosk debacle.

citrus on September 26, 2010 at 9:01 PM

“Barney is prepared, as others are, to explain what we’re doing.”

Do these clowns require an engraved invitation ?

J_Crater on September 26, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Dr, get a sex change and marry me.

leftnomore on September 26, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Never mind, I’ll change and marry you.

leftnomore on September 26, 2010 at 9:26 PM

I think this is really the same ole argument. People are stupid, you’re bright.

Appeal to the ego.

AnninCA on September 26, 2010 at 9:29 PM

I’m here to assure Senator Kerry that we understand the situation perfectly well. Barney Frank’s role in causing the subprime mortgage crisis, for example, is perfectly clear. He lied extravagantly to protect Fannie Mae from oversight, both for ideological reasons, and for the financial benefit of his boyfriend Herb Moses, a Fannie Mae executive. The financial system of the entire planet nearly collapsed as a result. Barney Frank should have been removed from office before the first bank bailout, and not allowed anywhere near a government office, ever again. He should have spent the last two years answering subpoenas and facing charges, not slobbering over all the new money he wants his Party to seize from honest Americans. The same goes for anyone in either party who knowingly participated in the Fannie Mae scam.

I wonder how many Republicans understand this? McCain certainly didn’t. He had the election issue handed to him, but didn’t understand the reason for the crisis and so couldn’t exploit it.

It was the pet project of the Democrats, the CRA, that drove the economy into the ditch.

Basilsbest on September 26, 2010 at 9:49 PM

That’s exactly the point, Mr. Johnson. People have to worry about politics now. They can’t just “lead their lives.”

Brilliant and dead on. I remember, during the ’08 campaign and prior to the TP movement, living in, what seemed a constant state of panic about what was happening in Government. I know I came off as a loon [the sky is falling] to many at the office and I remember a particular conversation with a young Engineer. He said “I don’t want to or have time to pay attention to politics He said that’s what those elected to office are supposed to do.” I told him, “would you/do you trust someone else to manage your money without auditing their activities?” He didn’t say anything.

Well, let me tell you, he’s paying attention to politics today. I don’t live in panic mode any longer. He’s taken up my mantle.

SoldiersMom on September 26, 2010 at 9:51 PM

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Pencil-necked Geeks!

{{{{{{{{Now Here This:}}}}}}}

“We know you’re already brainstorming ways to stick us with the tab for Obama’s madcap spending spree. The seizure of money through taxation is the confiscation of hours from our lives. We are taking our lives back. We’re not interested in the shoddy goods you want to “give” us today, because we’re paying attention to the bills that will come due tomorrow.” – Z

The Gauntlet has been cast into the two-faced mouths of the ‘Marxist Thieves’! Pray we administer the ‘coup de grâce’ on those sick beasts on Nov 2, 2010.

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on September 26, 2010 at 11:35 PM

We resist, and we will prevail.

We vote… and boy, will we vote on NO-vember 2nd…

Sorry trolls (crr6, et al)… Your day of reckoning is a’comin…

Khun Joe on September 27, 2010 at 12:26 AM

I think when people hear the facts and they see what we’re doing, it frankly makes sense.”

John Kerry has always been delusional. It’s so schadenfreudig to watch the left keep going.

Where the left is heading, full “D” ahead.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2010 at 1:08 AM

“. . . people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening . . .”

Hmmmmm. You mean . . . like . . . “Yes we can”? “Hope and change”?

under on September 27, 2010 at 5:25 AM

Note to Tea Party: Go to Madison

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/an-effort-to-recapture-democratic-enthusiasm/

miles on September 27, 2010 at 7:52 AM

We reject a media-approved narrative that holds the State blameless for its misdeeds, or gives it unlimited credit for its good intentions…

Now this should have been part of the GOP Pledge!

I salute this excellent article! Your literary eloquence is without parallel, Dr Z – absolutely brilliant!

TheRightMan on September 27, 2010 at 7:53 AM

Some wise man recently said “Our freedom is not for sale, and we reserve the right to defend it from theft”. Thanks, Doc.

lionheart on September 27, 2010 at 9:14 AM

I’ll bet most of us spend more hours per day trying to be informed than Kerry. After all, the media doesn’t chase us around for speeches and idiotic comments.

jodetoad on September 27, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Which Tea Party is going to show up in November? The Palin Tea Party, which is only interested in candidates that validate their cultural identity, or the Chris Christie Tea Party, which focuses on competent administration?

RightOFLeft on September 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM

I’ll tell you “which Tea Party” is going to show up in November. The one that wants DC and it’s beltway idiots out of our lives. ‘We merely wish to be left alone.’

Who is John Galt on September 27, 2010 at 2:49 PM