Remember the 111th

posted at 11:15 am on October 30, 2010 by Doctor Zero

The 111th Congress began by dropping a trillion dollars in debt on the American taxpayer.  The money disappeared in a wild spending spree, buying $2 million jobs in Los Angeles, and evaporating into nonexistent zip codes.  Billions of dollars remain clogged in the filthy pipes of government, producing nothing but more debt through accumulated interest payments.  Much of the “stimulus” money was used to pump lard into government payrolls, creating useless jobs that vanished as soon as the taxpayer subsidies ran dry.  The President recently admitted that the stated reason for appropriating this vast sum of money, the creation of “shovel-ready jobs,” was an outright lie.

Government payrolls, are the only thing that expanded during the past session of Congress.  Public sector jobs multiplied like a virus, and the number of six-figure government employees skyrocketed.  Meanwhile, real unemployment in the private sector – including seasonal adjustments, long-term discouraged workers, and the underemployed – hit 22% nationwide.  The lights burned bright and merry in the plush offices of K Street lobbying firms, while the rest of the economy slid into darkness.

This Congress demonstrated its economic wisdom with the Cash for Clunkers program, which wasted billions of your dollars in a futile attempt to shovel new car sales from one quarter to another, giving them a “success story” to tout for a while… until they realized nobody was gullible enough to consider it successful.  Meanwhile, it drained sales from healthy industries, destroyed the used-car market, and provided incentives for low-income buyers to rack up more debt they cannot afford to repay.

The 111th congress stank with the corruption of Christopher Dodd, Jack Murtha, Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel, and Harry Reid.  The ruling Party made it clear that it would go to any lengths to protect its worst members from investigation and punishment.  The agenda of this Congress was conducted behind closed doors, or slipped like poison into the legislative bloodstream, to escape the notice of the American people.  Fat bailouts for loyal union allies were hidden inside bills that were supposed to fund the military.  Nobody knew what this Congress was really voting on… including members of Congress, who didn’t bother to read the bills anyway.

The House of Representatives was presided over by a Speaker of astonishing arrogance, who recklessly abused her power for personal convenience.  Caught in a trap of her own making, after trying to score political points against terrorist interrogation techniques she had been fully briefed on, Nancy Pelosi tried to weasel her way out by claiming the CIA lied to her.  The disgraceful “leadership” of Pelosi and Reid will be studied by generations to come, in the kind of class future kids only have to take when they’re caught skipping more interesting classes to fool around on their hoverboards.

This was a Congress at war with American business, which is a war against American liberty, since business is the instrument through which we invest the hours of our lives.  The 111th Congress spent its term menacing the private sector with disastrous, economy-killing ideas like cap-and-trade, Card Check, and value-added taxes… then wondered why nobody was creating any jobs.  There’s no point in taking risks and doing the hard work to be a winner, when the losers get taxpayer bailouts, provided they have employees from the right labor unions.

Of course, this is the Congress that shoved ObamaCare down our throats.  Drafted in secret, hidden behind fraudulent cost estimates, and understood by none of the people who voted on it, ObamaCare is the most shocking dereliction of Congressional duty in recent history.  Its architects flirted openly with violating the Constitution to inflict it upon us through reconciliation, before they managed to buy enough votes with our money.  It has already destroyed thousands of jobs, and inflicted painful new costs on hapless workers who thought their health insurance was supposed to get cheaper.

The passage of ObamaCare shattered the myth of the “moderate Democrat” for a generation.  Every one of them is an accomplice to this radical offense against the American people.  Private comments from Congressional representatives made it clear they knew exactly what they were doing to us.  They saddled us with a system designed to fail, and pave the way for something even worse: single-payer socialized medicine.

Faced with electoral destruction at the hands of an enraged populace, the Democrats of the 111th Congress spent their last days calling the voters stupid and insane.  They scurried out of town without even passing a budget, leaving a recessionary economy tied to the ticking bomb of the expiring Bush tax cuts.

Remember the arrogance.  Remember the cowardice.  Remember the ugly hatred of middle-class America.  Remember the sheer blind stupidity of those who demand the power to write our destiny, when they’re not yelping in surprise at the latest piece of “unexpected” economic news.

Remember the 111th Congress this Tuesday, and render your verdict in the voting booth.

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If the exercising of the freedom of speech produced muscles, then Doc Zero is the Incredible Hulk.

nice workout Doc

ted c on October 30, 2010 at 11:17 AM

I notice in the picture Nancy is herr saluting sumpin!!

canopfor on October 30, 2010 at 11:22 AM

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The 111th US Congress coincided with the 111th Catholic Pope

Properties of the number 111

The magic square using the first 36 numbers is associated to the sun and has for sum 111:

6 32 3 34 35 1
7 11 27 28 8 30
19 14 16 15 23 24
18 20 22 21 17 13
25 29 10 9 26 12
36 5 33 4 2 31

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Wow, gonna take me some time to read my way through all of these links.. In the meanwhile, I’ll post this piece on my FB page so that others can take in this vast information. Nice work Doc.

Keemo on October 30, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Is Nancy doing the hi-hitler thing?

Keemo on October 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

In the private world these criminals would be beholden to the justice system, yet they can destroy money, business and lives with no more accounting than to be kicked out of Congress with fat retirement benefits.

That’s wrong. I don’t know what it would be but there needs to be SOMETHING more that can be done to these thugs than simply taking away their DC office.

Bishop on October 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Arrogance, cowardice, and incompetence.

and douchebaggery.

Caper29 on October 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Rally the votes make it a Black Swan election.

chemman on October 30, 2010 at 11:26 AM

The President recently admitted that the stated reason for appropriating this vast sum of money, the creation of “shovel-ready jobs,” was an outright lie.
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The nation was lead to believe,infrastructure was going to
happen,all across the 50 States,er 57 States,bridges,roads,
etc,and that ObamaVoterBots werre going to get paid,and at
least they would be employed!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT was a LIE!!!!

Doc,a masterpiece of Links galore btw!!:)

canopfor on October 30, 2010 at 11:26 AM

That’s wrong. I don’t know what it would be but there needs to be SOMETHING more that can be done to these thugs than simply taking away their DC office.

Bishop on October 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Bishop:So true:)

canopfor on October 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Supertramp – Live ’88 – 13/13 – Crime Of The Century (HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGlPFv0VUDM

canopfor on October 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Numerology

Common Number Sequences

111 – This sign is used to indicate that your thoughts are related to the start of a new cycle in your life. What you are thinking about doing or changing is correct for the new phase of your life.

111th Congress, “Change” correct for the latest US Federal Neo-Marxism: Social Justice via Reverse Discrimination favoring all foreign illegal interests.

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Bishop on October 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Since we are constrained legally from doing anything maybe shunning them for the rest of their lives might work. Everyone turns their back on them or gets up and leaves any establishment they enter.

chemman on October 30, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Great article, I hope everyone with an active brain cell takes this personally, no one has been untouched, unaffected, or unijured by the actions of these arrogant self serving members of congress.

fourdeucer on October 30, 2010 at 11:30 AM

We Now Have A Total Gangster Government

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thR-lVuztIY

canopfor on October 30, 2010 at 11:31 AM

For anyone who might have gotten up late like me, there is a pledge drive a couple threads down against Betty “AQ isn’t a threat” McCollum. She needs money fast for a last ditch drive.

If you can spare a dime, see the thread and send some her way.

Bishop on October 30, 2010 at 11:31 AM

Perfect.

Tim_CA on October 30, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Sorry, the money is for Collett, Al Queda Betty’s challenger (if that wasn’t clear).

Bishop on October 30, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Great summary Doc, nicely said.

bernzright777 on October 30, 2010 at 11:33 AM

The 111th congress stank with the corruption

See you in November….with Slurpee in hand.

Baxter Greene on October 30, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Keemo on October 30, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Here, here. I did likewise. Thanks for the suggestion and keep your batteries charged DocZ.

OkieDoc on October 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM

That’s wrong. I don’t know what it would be but there needs to be SOMETHING more that can be done to these thugs than simply taking away their DC office.

Bishop on October 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

How about the government defaulting on their pensions and benefits. It’s happened to a lot of us, so why not them.

Tommy_G on October 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Is Nancy doing the hi-hitler thing?

Keemo on October 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Keemo: I agree!:)

canopfor on October 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM

there needs to be SOMETHING more that can be done to these thugs than simply taking away their DC office.

Bishop on October 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Provide absolute legislated grounds to prosecute earmarks and kickbacks.

Make public ALL financial accounts of all congressional members. Part of the territory running for public office is that your financial records all become public record available throughout your political career.

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Arrogance, cowardice, and incompetence.

Cornyn and Hutchison

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 11:37 AM

The 111th congress stank with the corruption
See you in November….with Slurpee in hand.

Baxter Greene on October 30, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Baxter Greene:Exactly!:)
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Don’t Forget! 11/2/10 is Laundry Day

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=13497
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See You In November

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=22547

canopfor on October 30, 2010 at 11:39 AM

TARP was formulated to cover the corrupt @ss of Treasury Secretary Paulson’s masterminded ruin of the American and world investment economy via selling bankrupted mortgages to mutual interest groups.

No thanks to Bush, TARP paid off foreign banks, and certainly did not cover any American investor losses.

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Billions of dollars remain clogged in the filthy pipes of government, producing nothing but more debt through accumulated interest payments.

Billions of tax funded aid simply evaporate into thin Afghan air, i.e., government “handlers” sticky fingers.

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 11:41 AM

The 111th 86′d America.

fogw on October 30, 2010 at 11:44 AM

…the Democrats of the 111th Congress spent their last days calling the voters stupid and insane. They scurried out of town without even passing a budget, leaving a recessionary economy tied to the ticking bomb of the expiring Bush tax cuts.

Yep. The most feckless, irresponsibly reckless Congress ever. We start trying our Army generals in absentia or poisoning our Caesars, we’ve got the whole moral-decline enchilada.

I guess some among us needed a demonstration that people really do act this way, when we elect them to office based on their desire to “redistribute” what we produce.

J.E. Dyer on October 30, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Bearing in mind all that led to this disastrous 111th Session, what Texan conservative has the cajones to run against Hutchison for the Senate?

And which HotAir editor has the cajones to support a Libertarian-Republican Tea Party candidate instead of the progressive Republican corrupt incumbents?

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 11:45 AM

fogw on October 30, 2010 at 11:44 AM

yep

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 11:46 AM

That’s wrong. I don’t know what it would be but there needs to be SOMETHING more that can be done to these thugs than simply taking away their DC office.

Bishop on October 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Bishop:So true:)

canopfor on October 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM

We’re on the same page, Bishop. How many frivilous lawsuits have been litigated for enormous damages (Mac Donald and the spilled, hot coffee comes to mind), yet the American public has without doubt suffered economic damages beyond imagine. There is a psychological component involved as well, and in the private world we could sue this Congress for cruel and unusual punishment and impairment.

The tide may be changing, however, beyond altering the representation we have it’s time to alter the rules so that representatives can be held accountable for their actions and removed to ensure the public is not penalized without recourse. Radical? Maybe. But this Congress has made me one.

Representatives are employees. They’re employed by us. Until we can change some of the rules we have to ride them hard and stay on their asses like any low-level employee who’s asking to be fired.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2010 at 11:47 AM

when we elect them to office based on their desire to “redistribute” what we produce.

J.E. Dyer on October 30, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Exactly, the plan was no secret, being the Democrats’ platform argument all along.

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Excellent piece.
You are superb, Doctor Zero.

justltl on October 30, 2010 at 11:50 AM

This Congress has also been devoted to protecting the banksters who have committed trillions of dollars worth of fraud against the American people. None have gone to jail. They have also allowed Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner to print money at will and run wild without oversight. Enough is enough. Everyone should listen to what Bill Black has to say about it.

markytom on October 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Since we are constrained legally from doing anything maybe shunning them for the rest of their lives might work. Everyone turns their back on them or gets up and leaves any establishment they enter.

chemman on October 30, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Further that; boo them in public every time they show their faces.

Keemo on October 30, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Can we start a pool about how many Committee Chairmen of the 111th will quit in the 112th?

Think about the “Get-even-with-em-ism” that the Committee Chairmen of the 112th will reap upon their predecessors?

Do you recall when they locked out their colleagues (even most Democrates) when they were writing the conference report on ObamaCare?

barnone on October 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM

The problem is that the public won’t remember this for a generation. The liberal media smear machine will tell so many lies about the next few years of Republican control that people will forget.

The only way, perhaps, us to use the opportunity to take down Dem leaders on massive–and true–ethics charges. If the trials are long enough and the charges lurid enough, people may remember for a few years.

We need, desperately need, twelve years of continuous conservative control of the White House and Congress to put the judiciary and military in some kind of order, and we need the Tea Party looking over their shoulders and calling them out on every bit of pork and every not-quite-wrong act. Of course, this has to be bipartisan.

njcommuter on October 30, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Awesome, Doc. Thanks. Linked this on FB.

Rosmerta on October 30, 2010 at 1:32 PM

The problem is that the public won’t remember this for a generation. The liberal media smear machine will tell so many lies about the next few years of Republican control that people will forget.

njcommuter on October 30, 2010 at 12:47 PM

You’re right. The liberals that write history for our school children will say that Bammie was a failure because of Republican partisanship, or filibusters, or some such nonsense. It’s being written as we speak, just as they have blamed Republicans for sexism vs Hillary in the democratic primary of 2008.

slickwillie2001 on October 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM

The 111th Congress……..
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RealMc on October 30, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah, let’s not forget what they did to us by being who and what they are. But better yet, let’s not forget what we did to ourselves by letting them Mau Mau us into violating our fundamental principles of free trade, strict constructionism, limited government, low taxes, etc.

Knott Buyinit on October 30, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Brilliant recap of the most shameful Congress ever.

Buy Danish on October 30, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Thank you, Doc! This was a masterpiece. I have been holding off on posting any political links on my FB page prior to the election until I found something that would be bullet-proof. This was it. Here’s what I said on my page…

If you’d like to know why the American people are so politically angry at President Obama and Congress, please read this powerful and insightful, short article.

This coming Tuesday, my hope would be that you consider voting Republican so we can get this economy and nation back on track. You don’t have to be a Republican to find the wisdom in empowering a Legislative branch who can then create accountability for President Obama.

When the American People elected a Republican congress in 1994 after Clinton’s first term, he was forced to be more bi-partisan and this accountability led to his most successful years as President. The reason our economy is so bad and getting worse is because our President and Congress have had no accountability and have been free to try out the most liberal and extreme ideologies on our nation, like a giant science experience. Let’s do something to stop that and get some balance back here in America. Vote Republican on Tuesday!

ebbtide on October 30, 2010 at 3:46 PM

The verdict is in!

GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY!!!!

The bailiff may fire when ready!

manofaiki on October 30, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Wish we could hand this article out at polling places, nah only in Alaska.

I fear the people are really not listening, I hear in conversations “I wish we had Hilary Clinton or John McCain” as president, they are carbon copies of Obama, Obama just finished what the Clinton’s started,it is not D or R we need to fear it is the PROGRESSIVES, self proclaimed Hilary Clinton “I am a modern progressive,” so says Mehgan McCain,like father, ask your candidate if they are a progressive if so run.

concernedsenior on October 30, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Excellent Doctor Zero..This should be our battle cry Tuesday..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Dear Nancy, you didn’t drain the swamp. Now we’re all going to do it for you. Turn out the lights, the party’s over.

waterat31 on October 30, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Great work, Doc!

Is Nancy doing the hi-hitler thing?

Keemo on October 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Doesn’t really matter. Nancy looks like Hitler to me. Just recall her famous words “Let me put hole into your brains” in 2008.

TheAlamos on October 30, 2010 at 11:10 PM

. I don’t know what it would be but there needs to be SOMETHING more that can be done to these thugs than simply taking away their DC office.

First things first. With the proper tutelage from the citizenry, the politicians we employ can be taught or forced to (eventually) change the system they’ve rigged for their self agrandizement.
Ultimately, we need a C Amendment limiting these terms in the House & Senate, but it’s going to take a very special breed of patriots to pass such an amendment in both Chambers.
I hope I live to see that day, and I’m convinced that once such an Amendment passes the Congress it will be favorably received by the State legislatures.

Red State State of Mind on October 30, 2010 at 11:21 PM

“…but but but they are for Marriage Equality, isn’t that worth it?”

That is exactly how 90% of my gay friends think. I have never been exposed to such utter selfishness and perverted ego.

leftnomore on October 31, 2010 at 2:23 AM

Brilliant!

lionheart on November 1, 2010 at 8:32 AM