Democrats Or The Devil

posted at 10:55 am on September 29, 2010 by Doctor Zero

Considering how hard Rolling Stone worked to make Barack Obama look good in their recent interview, it’s a pity they couldn’t bring themselves to cut the embarrassing “final thoughts” he insisted on appending:

One closing remark that I want to make: It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election. There may be complaints about us not having gotten certain things done, not fast enough, making certain legislative compromises. But right now, we’ve got a choice between a Republican Party that has moved to the right of George Bush and is looking to lock in the same policies that got us into these disasters in the first place, versus an administration that, with some admitted warts, has been the most successful administration in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward.

The idea that we’ve got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible.

Everybody out there has to be thinking about what’s at stake in this election and if they want to move forward over the next two years or six years or 10 years on key issues like climate change, key issues like how we restore a sense of equity and optimism to middle-class families who have seen their incomes decline by five percent over the last decade. If we want the kind of country that respects civil rights and civil liberties, we’d better fight in this election. And right now, we are getting outspent eight to one by these 527s that the Roberts court says can spend with impunity without disclosing where their money’s coming from. In every single one of these congressional districts, you are seeing these independent organizations outspend political parties and the candidates by, as I said, factors of four to one, five to one, eight to one, 10 to one.

Even by the standards of overheated political rhetoric, this is remarkably silly.  Beyond the questionable tactic of motivating his base by insulting them as irresponsible crybabies, take another look at the stakes Obama lays out in that last paragraph.  He wants to “move forward” on the ridiculous climate-change fraud?  Note to the President: It’s over. The con artists got busted.  The country you left swimming in debt will not suffer another dime of its money to be confiscated for the benefit of global-warming carnival hustlers.  The great bid to frighten Americans into handing over control of their lives to a junk-science religious cult has failed.

How do we “restore a sense of equity and optimism to middle-class families?”  I know!  Let’s blow their jobs away and bankrupt their children with a poorly thought out socialized medicine scheme!

The President saves the best for last.  Democrats have to “fight in this election” if they “want the kind of country that respects civil rights and civil liberties.”  That’s the real agenda of the Tea Party movement, all right: reinstating slavery.

Of course, if you translate the President’s remarks from Leftspeak, you’ll see that by “civil rights” he means vast government spending programs and politicized “justice” of the Eric Holder variety.  Besides encrypting their real agenda to lure in “moderates,” the Left loves this kind of language because it lets them pretend to be heroic crusaders against absolute evil.  Every progressive voter sees himself lunging from the shadows and throwing Batarangs into the faces of surprised Klansmen.

The same fantasies fuel the ravings of NAACP chairman Ben Jealous, who has squandered the last of his organization’s credibility to hang a bucket of racist paint over a door the Tea Party will never walk through.  The NAACP purchases influence by performing certain services for the Democrat Party.  They’ve been unable to carry out their mission this year.  The impending defeat of his patrons has driven Jealous to muttering about Kristallnacht.

Hopefully the Tea Party women will remember to wear burqas over their jackboots, lest they provoke the righteous fury of Taliban Dan.  Alan Grayson’s slanderous ad campaign is merely the terminal point on a line of hysteria, stretching from Obama’s dire warnings about the end of civil rights, through Jealous and his delirious tiptoe through nights of broken glass.  It’s the same strategy, executed less gracefully.  Grayson is the eager but dimwitted kid who lights his jack-o-lantern with a stick of dynamite so it will glow extra bright.  The guy who runs his favorite Web site helped him carve the pumpkin.

Everywhere you look this election season, the sales pitch is the same: it’s Democrats or the Devil.  The Party and its President claim the moral and intellectual strength to run every aspect of our lives, and confiscate limitless amounts our income… but they won’t explain or defend their actions, because we can’t handle the truth.  Instead, they campaign by assuring us their opponents are monsters.  If I were one of their voters, I would tire of being treated like an idiot, and wonder why a Party full of geniuses can’t make a single rational appeal.

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If I were one of their voters, I would tire of being treated like an idiot, and wonder why a Party full of geniuses can’t make a single rational appeal.

Well, if they had one maybe they would.

Lily on September 29, 2010 at 10:56 AM

He is the anti-christ.

ultracon on September 29, 2010 at 11:02 AM

The devil is the devil – he just has a LOT of flunkies.

AubieJon on September 29, 2010 at 11:04 AM

I think an adviser sent him back in to get his ‘Big Dawg’ on and it failed epically. He did the jabbing finger, the passionate call to vote, the whole Big Dawg routine.

Of course since he is not Big Dawg it failed, epically, like the rest of his attempts to be POTUS like.

ginaswo on September 29, 2010 at 11:04 AM

You forgot Pfluffle, or whatever his name is muttering about the Palin-Beck-Limbaugh wing of the GOP taking over, and how good for Democrats that will be, then saying they don’t spend any time thinking about Palin in the very next breath.

Sure you don’t, dude.

Brian1972 on September 29, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Democrats Or The Devil

That’s a tough choice.

Vashta.Nerada on September 29, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Didn’t the anti-colonialists and other revolutionaries call the “oppressorsthe Devil?

kingsjester on September 29, 2010 at 11:08 AM

All the wheels are off the wagon.

Barack H Obama, super genius. The smartest man in the room…just ask him.

Hening on September 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Of course since he is not Big Dawg it failed, epically, like the rest of his attempts to be POTUS like.

ginaswo on September 29, 2010 at 11:04 AM

He hasn’t gotten himself impeached yet.

Or disbarred, or busted diddling a barley legal intern in the Oval Office. That is so POTUS like.

Brian1972 on September 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM

He’s been in campaign mode for two years now, this is just more of the same old rhetoric. Isn’t it time for another vacation?

scalleywag on September 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Obama’s basically offering up a pre-election, toned-down version of Eugene Robinson’s “Americans are spoiled brats if they don’t vote Democratic” column from earlier this month, which off course was just an update of Peter Jenning’s post’94 election rant about Americans throwing a temper tantrum when they tossed the Democrats out of control in Congress.

Considering that — at least when it comes to speaking to the public — Rahm Emanuel is the adult at the White House, lord knows how much problems Obama’s going to have keeping his contempt for a growing number of American voters under control in the upcoming months after Emanuel leaves the White House. But then, combined with his ongoing obsession about Fox News you can tell that just like a lot of people on the left who wanted Obama to go full Hugo Chavez against his and their enemies when he took office, the president no doubt is both wistful and frustrated that he doesn’t have the power to emulate the Venezuelan leader and get all those rogue voters, TV channels, talk radio shows and conservative publications out of his hair.

jon1979 on September 29, 2010 at 11:11 AM

The devil is the devil – he just has a LOT of flunkies.

AubieJon on September 29, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Wow, I missed the meaning of the headline completely! Coffee’s too weak this morning.

AubieJon on September 29, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Well, if they had one maybe they would.

Lily on September 29, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Genius is something like intuition, and not necessarily rational, and a person with genius level intuition on one subject may be horribly mistaken about how accurate their intuition is on a different subject.

Count to 10 on September 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Democrats Or The Devil

There’s a difference?

cartooner on September 29, 2010 at 11:15 AM

You’re right. This goes off Dennis Prager’s column the other day where as a (former) liberal, it was harder for him to vote Republican that first time, than it was for him as an observant Jew (who had decided to backslide) to eat ham for the first time.

To the religion of Statism, we are its devil.

Sekhmet on September 29, 2010 at 11:18 AM

And right now, we are getting outspent eight to one by these 527s that the Roberts court says can spend with impunity

This thin-skinned b@stard just can’t let loose from his Enemies List, can?

Demonize, Distract.

pseudonominus on September 29, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Mr. President is a pinhead.

scalleywag on September 29, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Doc, fix your link

The guy who runs his favorite Web site helped him carve the pumpkin.

That takes me to an error message “Sorry, this type of document is not supported for viewing”. It isn’t the first time you’ve messed up a link like this. I think you’re editing your work in Google Documents and when you export it, the links are getting jacked up.

The Monster on September 29, 2010 at 11:23 AM

First I would question the rationality of the Left. How rational is it to ignore the facts before you? Yet they ignore personal motivation and economic facts of life on a routine basis to push their agenda. No, treat them like a wounded animal. They are not rational and they are dangerous in this condition.

Metanis on September 29, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Must be caffeine-deficient today, at first glance the headline said “Democrats are the Devil.” I think mine’s more accurate. :)

CantCureStupid on September 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM

In Grayson’s Florida district, it’s The Devil and Daniel Webster (h/t TV’s Andy Levy of Red Eye).

Terrie on September 29, 2010 at 11:30 AM

And right now, we are getting outspent eight to one by these 527s that the Roberts court says can spend with impunity without disclosing where their money’s coming from.

Who’s “we”? I thought when the President says “we,” he refers to all Americans.

Missy on September 29, 2010 at 11:31 AM

He wants to “move forward” on the ridiculous climate-change fraud? Note to the President: It’s over. The con artists got busted.

heh.

really?

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 11:33 AM

If I were one of their voters, I would tire of being treated like an idiot…

Lest ye be an IDIOT.

Pole-Cat on September 29, 2010 at 11:35 AM

In every single one of these congressional districts, you are seeing these independent organizations outspend political parties and the candidates by, as I said, factors of four to one, five to one, eight to one, 10 to one.

You mean Tea Party organizations, who are not beholden to Your Imperial Majesty?

Steve Z on September 29, 2010 at 11:36 AM

There is something wrong with Obama, something very wrong indeed.

SWChance on September 29, 2010 at 11:38 AM

First I would question the rationality of the Left. How rational is it to ignore the facts before you? Yet they ignore personal motivation and economic facts of life on a routine basis to push their agenda. No, treat them like a wounded animal. They are not rational and they are dangerous in this condition.

Metanis on September 29, 2010 at 11:27 AM

I would liken them to the Cult of Reason , whose devotion was truly to de-Christianizing France in the wake of the French R3v0lut10n.

Sekhmet on September 29, 2010 at 11:38 AM

The idea that we’ve got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible.

Professor Ogabe can’t even string a coherent thought together. The idea that you have a lack of enthusiasm is irresponsible? The lack of enthusiasm is a fact, so it cannot be an irresponsible idea, you moron. Perhaps you meant to say the lack of enthusiasm itself is irresponsible, but your teleprompter wasn’t there to tell you that.

SirGawain on September 29, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Doc, fix your link

The guy who runs his favorite Web site helped him carve the pumpkin.

The Monster on September 29, 2010 at 11:23 AM

http://www.doczero.org/2010/09/praise-with-faint-damning/

Pole-Cat on September 29, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Who’s “we”? I thought when the President says “we,” he refers to all Americans.

Missy on September 29, 2010 at 11:31 AM

+100000
Money quote.

And complaining about 527s! seriously? So the cycle of me paying taxes to provide wages to public unions which then contribute to the dems is ok? Every taxpayer in this country involuntarily gives a percentage of their income to the dems. And I’m supposed to be ok with that?

WitchDoctor on September 29, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Another terrific post from Doctor Zero.

I love this line.

jdflorida on September 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM

heh.

really?

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 11:33 AM

I can’t view the links at work. Can you summarize?

darwin on September 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM

heh.

really?

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Using an outlier does not an argument make. Especially considering that the last record temp was in 1990. More likely this or this is a more reasonable explanation than man made global warming.

coyoterex on September 29, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Only thirty-three more days until the exorcism of liberalism begins!

Rovin on September 29, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Barack H Obama, super genius. The smartest man in the room…just ask him.

Hening on September 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM

And last nite O’Reilly’s guest, Bob Woodward, author of Obama’s Warts”, verified that fact….that Obama thinks he’s the smartest man in the room. The he is the one formulating war strategy for his generals, or something.

ziggyville on September 29, 2010 at 11:50 AM

I can’t view the links at work. Can you summarize?
darwin on September 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM

You’re lucky. It’s a link to some site that highlighted the hottest day ever recorded in L.A. recently.

It doesn’t talk about Gorebull Wormening, just says “Boy it was hot.”

So there, I guess GW has been proven because L.A. got a bit toasty last week. Case closed.

Bishop on September 29, 2010 at 11:56 AM

There was a ditzy blonde democratic talking head on Fox News yesterday, saying that it would be good for democratics and Bammie if the Republicans take over Congress, because then they could no longer blame everything on democratics and they would have to deliver, etc.

That’s like saying it’s good to lose the Superbowl because it forces the winning team to defend their title next season.

slickwillie2001 on September 29, 2010 at 11:56 AM

BTW, my eyes rolled so fast they popped out of my head, bounced off the desk, disappeared under the file cabinet and are now covered in dust.

Bishop on September 29, 2010 at 11:57 AM

And lest you think that Sesqui has an ounce of sanity left, this little bit was included in her link to prove otherwise:

“The record high comes after some of the lowest recorded summer temperatures for LA.”

Self-ownage is an ugly thing.

Bishop on September 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Irresponsible! Now who’s projecting?

Dhuka on September 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Democrats Or ARE The Devil

FTFY

VegasRick on September 29, 2010 at 12:01 PM

You’re lucky. It’s a link to some site that highlighted the hottest day ever recorded in L.A. recently.

Bishop on September 29, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Thanks.

darwin on September 29, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Another way to look at California weather: Los Angeles Wilts as Heat Makes Up for Cool Summer

“The heat wave follows a summer that was the second-coolest since at least 1944, according the Weather Service.”

slickwillie2001 on September 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Using an outlier does not an argument make. Especially considering that the last record temp was in 1990. More likely this or this is a more reasonable explanation than man made global warming.

coyoterex on September 29, 2010 at 11:48 AM

the first link was a jab; the second link, had i not screwed it up, was supposed to be the argument.

So there, I guess GW has been proven because L.A. got a bit toasty last week. Case closed.

Bishop on September 29, 2010 at 11:56 AM

any nice billboards you saw lately?

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Roberts really left a mark when he mouthed the “not true” line, didn’t he?

Have we ever had a President enact such a determined agenda to undermine the credibility of the Supreme Court? Much less a self-avowed “constitutional scholar” who is so obviously on the wrong side of a fairly straightforward first amendment issue?

I can’t even feel shocked anymore. Is that bad, doc?

TexasDan on September 29, 2010 at 12:11 PM

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Do you have any idea how under informed you are concerning this subject?

darwin on September 29, 2010 at 12:15 PM

He is the anti-christ.

ultracon on September 29, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Respectfully disagree.

However, the fact that BHO can so easily deceive so many is – at least to me – proof that when Anti-Christ arrives on the scene many will joyfully, and willingly, follow him to Perdition.

oldleprechaun on September 29, 2010 at 12:17 PM

any nice billboards you saw lately?
sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Yep, there is a nice one quoting Reagan that just went up on I-94 near my house, I can send you a pic if you like.

Darwin, the 2nd link referenced that Michael Mann, climategate tool, was cleared by a panel of his academic peers. So there you have it, Gorebull Warming proven yet again.

Bishop on September 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM

He’s been in campaign mode for two years now, this is just more of the same old rhetoric. Isn’t it time for another vacation?

scalleywag on September 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM

2 years??? Try 4…he was a part-time senator for 2 years prior, while he was campaigning…

lovingmyUSA on September 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM

TexasDan on September 29, 2010 at 12:11 PM

I’ve seen not one iota of evidence that Bammie is a ‘constitutional scholar’. Perhaps that refers to the constitution of the Soviet Union? Or maybe the ‘constitution’ by Jed Clampett’s definition?

At Hahvahd, does one have to choose a major? Perhaps he made an arbitrary choice at some point during his AA can’t-possibly-fail education.

slickwillie2001 on September 29, 2010 at 12:22 PM

While there’s global warming in L.A. there’s a another ice age here in Charlotte North Carolina

Capitalist Infidel on September 29, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Democrats to Obama: “We’ve purchased twenty rounds of golf for you in October. Course rules ask that you remain virtually silent and not speak to the media. Your progressive policies have handicapped us enough to send all of us into the unemployment lines. We will most likely join you on the course in November and our hip boots will come in handy. And please knock off the civil rights crap—the voters aren’t buying it.”

Yours truly,
The Democratic Party

Rovin on September 29, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Do you have any idea how under informed you are concerning this subject?

darwin on September 29, 2010 at 12:15 PM

meh. better underinformed than misinformed. or, in your case, insane.

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 12:34 PM

heh.

really?

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 11:33 AM

If that can used to prove man-made global warming, then surely the last decade of cooling proves it’s false.

Esthier on September 29, 2010 at 12:37 PM

the 2nd link referenced that Michael Mann, climategate tool, was cleared by a panel of his academic peers.

Bishop on September 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM

scientists are clearly underinformed. unlike the great mark levin for instance, whose every word is, let’s face it, golden.

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 12:43 PM

The reason Obama is clueless is his perception of reality is skewed by his narcissism. The democrats are energized as never before. While the ONE is attacking the TEA Party for being hatemongering racists, he is a certifiable fool. A large percentage of the TEA Party are Reagan democrats that have had nothing but liberals candidates for two decades and they have had enough. Barry is eating his own party and doesn’t have a clue. Add Reid and Pelosi to the mix and insanity reigns.

volsense on September 29, 2010 at 12:47 PM

scientists are clearly underinformed. unlike the great mark levin for instance, whose every word is, let’s face it, golden.
sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 12:43 PM

That’s the best you can do? Levin?

ROFL

Bishop on September 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM

If that can used to prove man-made global warming, then surely the last decade of cooling proves it’s false.

Esthier on September 29, 2010 at 12:37 PM

yeah, cooling.

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM

meh. better underinformed than misinformed. or, in your case, insane.

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Last bastion of the lost liberal argument – name calling.

fossten on September 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM

One closing remark that I want to make: It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive Oppressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election.

FIFY.

The Democrats are the party of Oppressive Taxation

The Democrats are the party of Oppressive Regulation.

The Democrats are the party of Oppressive takeovers of parts of the economy.

The Democrats are the party of Oppressive disregard to the limits placed on government by the Constitution.

Chip on September 29, 2010 at 12:58 PM

That’s the best you can do? Levin?

ROFL

Bishop on September 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM

subtlety in interpretation is not one of your strongest points, if you have any.

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 1:02 PM

BTW, my eyes rolled so fast they popped out of my head, bounced off the desk, disappeared under the file cabinet and are now covered in dust.

Bishop on September 29, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Well, then, I’m very impressed with your touch-typing ability! Please ask a family member to read this to you and then help you find your eyeballs. Consult this helpful Slate article for more information about putting eyeballs back in — I would recommend rinsing the dusty eyeballs in saline solution first, though. :-)

Mary in LA on September 29, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Of course, this is nothing new. The dems claim EVERY election that the republicans want to take away civil liberties and social security. Absent fear, what would they have to sell?

And, they claim at every election that THIS band of conservatives are soo much worse than the last, who suddenly, despite their wild and childish namecalling of them at the time, are now considered reasonable and respectable conservatives (see Goldwater, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II, et al).

It would be funny were it not so sad. How do liberals live with their ideology when they know that they have to do nothing but lie to get elected and get anything passed?

Monkeytoe on September 29, 2010 at 1:07 PM

subtlety in interpretation is not one of your strongest points, if you have any.

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Trolling is your only strong suit, and you still suck at it.

fossten on September 29, 2010 at 1:09 PM

If we want the kind of country that respects civil rights and civil liberties,


civil liberties?


You mean like the right of Free-speech and freedom of the press?

Those Civil liberties?

Chip on September 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM

yeah, cooling.

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Yeah, like 2008 being the coldest year of the decade, and cooler weather prompting changing global warming to climate change.

There’s a reason no one believes Chicken Little anymore. The acknowledgment that scientists exclude different points of view on the issue was just the final straw.

Esthier on September 29, 2010 at 1:11 PM

DEMOCRATS OR DEVIL?

The difference is………….?

PappyD61 on September 29, 2010 at 1:16 PM

See the wave coming….?

NOVEMBER 2nd……a TEA-NAMI!!!!!!!!

PappyD61 on September 29, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Every progressive voter sees himself lunging from the shadows and throwing Batarangs into the faces of surprised Klansmen.

One of the funniest lines I’ve read in a long time.

But let’s be frank, folks. Mush headed college kids and whitey hating progressives voted for a Junior Senator from Illinois with no executive experience to be the nation’s Chief Executive because he was a well spoken, unthreatening black man. They don’t get out and defend the Led Zepplin that is his administration’s “achievements” because they never gave a second’s thought to the consequences of Obama’s idiotic ideology until faced with having to take their place in the ever expanding unemployment line. Now his useless idiots are having buyer’s remorse and for once in their lives are doing something sensible and staying home.

miles on September 29, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Yeah, like 2008 being the coldest year of the decade, and cooler weather prompting changing global warming to climate change.

err, sadly, no!

There’s a reason no one believes Chicken Little anymore. The acknowledgment that scientists exclude different points of view on the issue was just the final straw.

Esthier on September 29, 2010 at 1:11 PM

i’m quite happy they exclude nutty points of view and rely on facts instead. or their eyesight.

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Esthier on September 29, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Weren’t we all (even those in the Northern climes) supposed to be slammed by all manner of mega Hurricanes by now?

Wasn’t Global Warming Climate Change Global Climate Disruption Global Cooling .. oh screw it. …Global it’s all Booooosh’s Fault, supposed to produce mega storms that were supposed to destroy us all?

Chip on September 29, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Brian1972 on September 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM

yeah Brian keep hold of that CDS it serves you REALLLLY well in this 2010 environment.

Big Dawg brought us 22 MILLION JOBS

the GOP got its axx handed to it after the BS impeachment waste
today Big Dawg is once again most pop pol, know why? he left us alone after 94, he GREW the economy for ALL OF US
he was PRO BUSINESS, PRO FREE TRADE

But keep bxtchin about 1997 and something Americans DO NOT CARE about

I was commenting on Obamas lame attempts to act like he ‘cares’ his robotic replay of someone else emoting

get over yourself

ginaswo on September 29, 2010 at 1:35 PM

volsense on September 29, 2010 at 12:47 PM

+1000

ginaswo on September 29, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Weren’t we all (even those in the Northern climes) supposed to be slammed by all manner of mega Hurricanes by now?

Chip on September 29, 2010 at 1:26 PM

you obviously don’t live in nyc.

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 1:38 PM

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Look, when the “scientists” proclaiming gobal weather disrpution (is that the new term now that we find we aren’t necessarily warming or cooling) release the raw data they used to come to their conclusions – to people other than select individuals who already support their view, – then we can call it science and debate its merits.

Until then, the fact that they haven’t and refuse to do so, coupled with “hide the decline”, the admission that they “lost” the raw data, the fact that all predictions have been wrong, that many “reports”, like th U.N.’s, contain junk made-up in college papers (Himalayan Glaciers melting), leads those of us that take these things seriously, skeptical at best.

And, this kind of non-science alarmism is not enough to enormously disrupt our economy. Particularly when our doing so will have no effect. Unless you can get China, India, Russia and the third world countries on board, it is silly.

the U.S. does not pollute even remotely what those nations each do. So why would we sacrifice our own economy to accomplish nothing. I know, some kind of pie-in-the-sky idea that our “leadership” will get all these other countries to follow suit. That is laughable.

Monkeytoe on September 29, 2010 at 1:52 PM

“Every progressive voter sees himself lunging from the shadows and throwing Batarangs into the faces of surprised Klansmen.”

Yet, when given the chance to spring forth an confront the actual force of anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-everything they profess to love, Islam, they cower like little girls. In their fantasies when they are giving the steely eyed, defiant speech, the guy wilting before their power is some harmless, middle-aged white guy – like Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson.

Hucklebuck on September 29, 2010 at 2:05 PM

If I were one of their voters, I would tire of being treated like an idiot, and wonder why a Party full of geniuses can’t make a single rational appeal.

Their voters might not realize they are being treated as idiots, because there’s ample evidence that they may very well actually *be* idiots.

Midas on September 29, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Weren’t we all (even those in the Northern climes) supposed to be slammed by all manner of mega Hurricanes by now?
Chip on September 29, 2010 at 1:26 PM

you obviously don’t live in nyc.
sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 1:38 PM

And your point is??
Tornadoes can happen anywhere.
We were supposed to be inundated with Mega storms of epic proportions that were going to destroy us all….

That is, IF we didn’t curtain our Liberties and freedoms and Capitalist system.

SO, why didn’t that happen?

Chip on September 29, 2010 at 2:16 PM

It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election.

Followed by

The idea that we’ve got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible.

First he admonishes Demos to not “sit on the sidelines”, then he claims that even “the idea” that there might be a “lack of enthusiam” in the Demo base is irresponsible.

So, which is it BHO? Are your Demos “on the sidelines” or enthusiastic? Smartest man in the room my …!

He can’t even consistently say the same thing in one statement. Too accustomed to lying that he can no longer distinguish between fact and fiction, assuming he ever could?

IrishEyes on September 29, 2010 at 2:23 PM

But right now, we’ve got a choice between a Republican Party that has moved to the right of George Bush

Those are the only truthful words that I’ve seen from this Affirmative Action Tumor, and I thank God for the Tea Party and its Rightward momentum.

Another great piece DZ.

ontherocks on September 29, 2010 at 3:11 PM

This “has been the most successful administration in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward”

This is proof positive that Glenn Beck is spot on. This President who is following a Progressive agenda. He does not represent all the citizens of this Republic. He is not a President concerned with the populace at large, but a sliver of the population: Progressives. He didn’t say “Democratic agenda”. He was clear as Alpine ice.

He is the most partisan President in decades.

“And right now, we are getting outspent eight to one by these 527s that the Roberts court says can spend with impunity without disclosing where their money’s coming from. In every single one of these congressional districts, you are seeing these independent organizations outspend political parties and the candidates by, as I said, factors of four to one, five to one, eight to one, 10 to one”

And who created 527′s? Oh yeah, you “citizen dolt”, don’t ask that.

And BOO HOO.

In the 2004 election cycle, a total of $439,709,105 was spent by 527′s. $307,324,096 of which was spent by Democratic/liberal groups and $132,385,009 of which was spent by Republican/conservative groups.

In the 2006 election cycle, a total of $171,045,165 was spent by 527′s. $121,665,587 of which was spent by Democratic/liberal groups and $49,379,578 of which was spent by Republican/conservative groups.

Now that the tables have been turned the cry baby in Chief wails and rents his robe.

Jeez

Opposite Day on September 29, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Weren’t we all (even those in the Northern climes) supposed to be slammed by all manner of mega Hurricanes by now?

Chip on September 29, 2010 at 1:26 PM

you obviously don’t live in nyc.

sesquipedalian on September 29, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Wasn’t aware that a mega-hurricane and a tornado were the same thing. And I studied meteorology at the university level.

Where did you do your meteorological studying? Shemp Howard U?

You were much funnier at Captain’s Quarters. What happened?

Del Dolemonte on September 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Tornadoes can happen anywhere.

We were supposed to be inundated with Mega storms of epic proportions that were going to destroy us all….

That is, IF we didn’t curtain our Liberties and freedoms and Capitalist system.

SO, why didn’t that happen?

Chip on September 29, 2010 at 2:16 PM

I’ve had tornadoes here in New Hampshire in 2 of the last 3 summers. Nothing unusual about that. And NYC has had 7 tornadoes in the past 30 years. Nothing unusual about that either. The GW loons will then ask you why NYC didn’t have any tornadoes in the 24 years between 1950 and 1974. That’s just an excuse. Ask them to go back further in time.

NYC is not the Midwest, as the geography, especially the topography, are vastly different. The monster twisters in places like OK and Kansas have many miles of relatively flat land with no high mountains nearby-not even any major hills. Perfect terrain for cyclogenesis.

Go to NYC, and about 30 miles west of the Hudson River you have the Pocono Mountains. In between them and NYC you then have relatively flat land, but a lot of swamps. There simply isn’t the same type of terrain ideal to generate the storms. And that has absolutely nothing, nada to do with “Global Warming”.

Del Dolemonte on September 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Democrats or Devil?

Not so much. Just an extraordinary collection of rather pedestrian socialists up to their usual destruction. There’s absolutely no mojo no where.

Back to business, folks. We got the next several elections to win; one at a time.

Thanks again, Doc.

Caststeel on September 29, 2010 at 4:54 PM

get over yourself

ginaswo on September 29, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Ha, I suggest you get over Bill “The Pervert” Clinton, and his wife too.

The Clintons are all about class warfare, higher taxes, reducing Defense capabilities, nationalized health care, card check for the unions, cap and tax, ect.

They are only micro-marginally better than Obama is.

Mostly packaging. In the substance, they are still ex-1960′s hippies grounded in Democrat Leftism.

A President Hillary wouldn’t really have been much different than Obama, on the policies.

Only slightly less incompetent in the sales job of basically the same crap we’ve been fed by this administration.

Ronald Reagan was the greatest President of the 20th Century, Billy Jeff was a footnote to history, even he admitted that right after 9-11-01.

Conservatism, as Reagan defined it, is what America needs, not warmed over liberal policies dressed up with a DLC “centrist” wrapping.

So, why don’t you get over that, and come to the Dark Side.

Use your anger!

Brian1972 on September 29, 2010 at 5:38 PM

That’s the real agenda of the Tea Party movement, all right: reinstating slavery.

LOL irony on this one. At every Tea Party that I attended since February 2009, the participants were agreed, viz. it is Barack Hussein Obama that is the antithesis of Abraham Lincoln. BHO is the one that has brought back the practice of slavery on a scale that would be unimaginable to the citizens of the Confederacy — because now, slavery isn’t just for Africans or racial minorities, it’s for EVERYONE. Everyone’s children, regardless of their race, gender, religious affiliation, or ethnicity will be slaves to the multi-trillion dollar national debt. Furthermore, that slavery will be passed down to many more than one or two generations. This is why many of us call BHO “the slave-trader-in-chief”.

My collie says:

Skeptics should know that there are many verses in the Holy Bible that equate debt with slavery. We’d be happy to provide links to anyone interested. Clearly, those Biblical teachings did not originate with the Tea Party, since they’ve been around for many thousands of years.

CyberCipher on September 29, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Obama and the Democratic leadership treat the voters they hope to energize the same way they treat the black community – like children who have to have their hands held to succeed. While hurling “racism” at Republicans and tea party supporters helped keep African-Americans “in their place” the desperation the Dems and Obama find themselves in at this point has driven them to such extreme overtures to their base that the mask has slipped and their contempt for the “commoners” is now in full, naked display.

tpitman on October 2, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Doc,

My maternal American-born (1906) grandmother declared that the three most evil things in the world are the Devil, Hitler and Roosevelt.

Cracks me up every time reflecting upon how insightful she was.

ericdijon on October 5, 2010 at 8:29 PM