Thursday, September 9, 2010

Why The Democrats Are In Trouble

Don’t worry, this isn’t another article presenting more evidence of the coming anti-Democratic tsunami, (things like the historic lead for Republicans in the generic poll, Rahm Emmanuel planning to abandon the White House to become the Mayor of Chicago, and the Democratic triage plan to cut off funding to Democrats who can’t win in November). Nope. This time I want to talk about why the Democrats are in trouble. Let’s begin with the perspective of a real lunatic: Markos Moulitsas.

You might remember Moulitsas as the founder of the Daily Kos, or from his book trying to connect the Taliban with the Religious Right, or as the employer of a pollster who faked his data to support little Markos’ wishful conclusions. Well, little Markos has thrown in the towel. Yep. He now concedes that his Democrats are facing a “cataclysm.” And the reasons are simple:

1. “The Obama administration, from day one, seemed more interested in bipartisanship for the sake of bipartisanship than in passing the best possible legislation.” Yep, they are the most bipartisan administration in history.

2. Evil Max Baucus let a “cabal” of Republicans delay ObamaCare over a year so the Republicans could halt the Democratic momentum, form the Tea Party and spread lies. Thanks Max, the check’s in the mail!

3. Democrats have a “desperate and pathological need for Republican approval and assent.” You know, I get that feeling from Pelosi all the time!

4. Democrats were “afraid to pick fights.” “From day one, Harry Reid whined he couldn’t get anything done without 60 votes.” Reid gave the Republicans “carte blanche to obstruct.” Yeah, Reid is one serious Republican-groupie.

5. And being “afraid of Republican attacks on the deficit, Democrats have been frozen into inaction on the economy. . . As it turns out, sitting around and hoping for the best wasn’t the best approach.” He then complains that “voters furious at Republicans for getting us into this mess are set to return them to power.” Fickleness, they name is voter.
Not a bad theory if you don’t have a clue. Of course, little Markos forgot to mention that Democratic economic policies are idiotic and made everything many times worse. Handing money to unions until the government goes broke is simply not a viable strategy, no matter how many Democrats want to believe it.

Markos also forgot to mention the following things the Democrats did over the past two years:

Democratic Hate
• Demonizing the Tea Party as racists and Nazis, and lying to manufacture “evidence.”
• Demonizing a cop as racist for arresting a Grade A jackass who happened to be black.
• Demonizing insurance companies to pass ObamaCare.
• Demonizing drug companies to pass ObamaCare.
• Demonizing employers to pass ObamaCare.
• Demonizing doctors to pass ObamaCare.
• Demonizing Arizona on the immigration issue.
• Demonizing banks to pass Financial Reform.
• Demonizing oil companies to pass cap and trade.
• Demonizing Republicans because. . . well, because.
• Demonizing all Christians when a whacko shot an abortion doctor.
• Demonizing Mormons when California voted against gay marriage.
• Demonizing Israel to appease their anti-Semitism wing.
• Demonizing “right wingers” and Christians when a whacko shot up the Holocaust museum.
• Demonizing Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, George Bush, etc. etc.
• Demonizing John Boehner because they ran out of other people to hate.
• Which relies on destroying Medicare for financing.
• Which forces people to buy insurance and will cause everyone to lose their current plan, despite Democratic lies to the contrary.
• Which will bankrupt the country.
• Which is a huge sop to insurers.
• Which does nothing to contain costs.
• Which does nothing to improve the quality of care.
• Which will lead to rationing.
• Excluding union plans and raising the limits on the Cadillac tax in union-friendly states.
• The abortion distortion in ObamaCare, which exposed “pro-life” Democrats as anything but.
Democratic Corruption
• It seems that every member of the Congressional Black Caucus is up on ethics charges, from taking dirty money (Charlie Goodtime Rangel) to sending stimulus money to relative’s banks (Maxine Waters) to awarding scholarships to ineligible family members (Eddie Bernice Johnson).
• Chris Dodd’s sweetheart deal with Countrywide.
• Stimulus money paid in non-existent districts for fake jobs.
• Stimulus money used to pay Hillary Clinton’s campaign debt.
• No one in the Obama administration paying their taxes.
• Pelosi’s private plane.
• Pelosi’s drinks bill.
• Michelle Obama’s high class vacation-a-rama.
• The Louisiana Purchase
• The Cornhusker Compromise
• Medicare money for certain districts in Florida
• A hospital for Chris Dodd’s vote on ObamaCare.
• Special treatment for Kaiser Permanente, the biggest provider in Pelosi’s district.
• Sestak Jobgate and a whiff of Clinton
• Romanoff Jobgate
• Climategate, and Obama’s affirmation of the falsified data.
• Algore Rapegate
Electoral Manipulation
• ACORN voter fraud.
• Manipulating Massachusetts electoral laws to keep Ted Kennedy’s seat Democratic and help pass ObamaCare.
• Running fake Tea Party candidates to hurt Republican chances in November.
• Trying to manipulate the electoral systems in several states to tilt the playing field toward Democrats.
Twisted Nominees
• Marxist and racist Van Jones.
• Maoist White House Communications Director Anita Dunn.
• Pedophile Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings.
• Unqualified Supreme Court nominee the Latina Red Sonia Sotomayor.
• Unqualified Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
Raping the Treasury
• The trillion dollar union/Democratic-interest-group giveaway known as the Stimulus bill and its dozen sequels.
• The trillion dollar Big Bank giveaway know as the TARP, the TALP and so on.
• Approving and then lying about $1.2 billion in bonuses to AIG.
• Authorizing massive salaries to the officers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both of which escaped regulation.
• The consumer and small bank screw job known as Financial Reform, a sop to huge banks and other Democratic donors.
• Effectively handing the Treasury to Goldman Sachs.
• “Saved or created” fake jobs.
• The attempt to tax “carbon,” i.e. everything on the planet.
• Not going a week without a taxpayer funded vacation or round of golf.
Weak on Terror
• “Man made disasters.”
• Refusal to recognize the "Islam" in Islamic terrorism.
• Losing the war in Afghanistan and sending troops for a fruitless last push before surrendering.
• Putting Navy SEALS on a show trial.
• Trying to move terrorism trials to New York City. . . so terrorists can be near their new mosque.
• Inexplicably (lol!) dropping slam dunk lawsuits against racist Black Panthers who tried to intimidate voters.
• Constant whining about racism. . . everything is racism.
• Apologizing to Arabs and blaming the United States for their hatred of us.
• Feigning ignorance of what could have motivated a Muslim to attack US soldiers at Fort Hood, and warning Americans not to hold this against Muslims.
• NASA’s new role as center for Muslim outreach.
• Democratic support of the Nazi memorial in the heart of Jerusalem. . . wait, I mean the triumphal mosque at Ground Zero.
Pro-Illegal Immigration
• Suing Arizona to stop it from enforcing a law the Federal Government is obligated to enforce.
• Trying to boycott Arizona.
• Reporting Arizona’s law to the United Nations as a human rights violation.
• Refusing to protect the border and instead putting up signs warning Americans to avoid nearby national parks.
Assaults on Freedom of Speech
• Joining Muslim countries to work toward a UN resolution proclaiming blasphemous speech a human rights crime.
• Remaining silent when South Park creators were threatened by Muslims.
• Attempting to take away free speech of corporations.
• Attempting to regulate talk radio through the Fairness Doctrine, dressed up as local content laws.
• Attempting to regulate the internet through Net Neutrality regulations.
• Pelosi’s McCarthy-esque calls for investigations of Democratic opponents.
Faux ”Environmentalism” Exposed
• Ridiculous Copenhagen non-agreement.
• Wiping out central California’s farmland.
• The total mishandling of the BP disaster.
• Proving that leftist groups care about electing Democrats, not the causes they are using as Trojan horses.
Embarrassing Us
• Regifting in Britain.
• Abandoning our foreign allies.
• Teleprompter in Chief.
• Scaring the hell out of New Yorkers with Air Force One joy ride.
• The arrogance of accepting the Nobel Prize for anticipatory good deeds.
• Joe Biden
Call me crazy, but I suspect these issues (and the dozens more I haven’t mentioned) had more to do with the Democrats’ problems than some alleged desire to be bipartisan. Sounds like Markos should see the Wizard about getting a grip on reality.


Tennessee Jed said...

Andrew - never before has there been such a handy list in one place. I plan to print it out and use it as a pocket guide.

Tennessee Jed said...

o.k., maybe it isn't a pocket guide, but perhaps the elves could look into a "printer friendly" button. Just a thought!

Joel Farnham said...


Excellent article.

I shared it on FaceBook.

I think this list should be published everywhere.


Patti said...

wow, well done brother. i feel a linkity link for tomorrow! and i may print this list and start papering my town with flyers!


Writer X said...

Bravo, Andrew! Whatever Markos is smoking I wish he would pass it around.

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks Jed! Believe it or not, the article didn't start out this way. I was just going to list a couple things and then it just kept coming and coming and coming.... wow huh?

P.S. I'll get the Elves to work on it! LOL!

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks Joel! I hope people remember all of this as we go into November and then November 2012!

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks Patti! Flyer away!

AndrewPrice said...

Writer X, LOL! Sadly, I think he's just taking bitter delusion pills. I don't recommend them. :-(

LL said...

The radical left got what they wanted.

You should always be careful what you wish for.

Now the country is on the rocks (worse now than two years ago) and the problem has clearly been identified as the liberal sacred cow -- big government.

The list is a good one (I hit it on twitter) and deserves to be reviewed.

CrispyRice said...

How DO you keep track of all this?! I'm very impressed. And I like the idea of using it as a pocket guide, LOL!

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks LL! I agree entirely, be careful what you wish for. I think that's partly the reason they're so despondent. They will try to blame Bush or some random event in the economy, but they know that their plans just made everything worse.

AndrewPrice said...

Crispy, We have a staff of thousands! Let's hope people remember everything on this list when they head to the voting booth!

BevfromNYC said...

Well, Andrew, if you look at the THAT way, I guess they did get a few things not quite right. But don't they get any credit for being the very best at increasing the deficit?? They're #1 at that! [tee-hee-hee]

I love how Reid is distancing himself from everything that has happened in the last 2 years as if he was just any ol' member of the Senate.

BevfromNYC said...

Also, this is kinda' like Luther's 95 theses. Maybe I will nail it to the door the Whitehouse or Capital Building this weekend...

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: Thanks for the comprehensive list. And all this time I thought the only reason the Democrats were in trouble was because the Party of No kept blocking all their brilliant initiatives.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, Great idea! How funny would that be if half a million people walked up to the White House and nailed this sucker to their door? LOL!

Yeah, I'm getting a real kick out of Harry Reid. "Senate? What Senate? I've been in the Senate? Surely I only voted on good things? Obama you say? Unemployment? Who are you people, what are you talking about?"

That's not going to work.

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, Call me crazy, but I'm starting to suspect that their problems go beyond just being blocked by the Republicans! LOL!

DUQ said...

Impressive list, Andrew! I'm sending this on to everyone on my e-mail lists. Thanks!

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks DUQ! The more the merrier!

wahsatchmo said...

This is a great public service, Andrew. Thanks for compiling this!

AndrewPrice said...

You're welcome wasatchmo! Pass it out to your friends. Let's get everyone ready for November!

Jocelyn said...

Thank you for this most awesome list. Definitely going to distribute this.

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks Jocelyn! Sadly, I have to credit the Democrats for helping me with the content. :-(

StanH said...

Other than that he’s doing a great job! LOL!

Great list of abject failure, keep up the good work Barry, and we know you will.

AndrewPrice said...

Stan, LOL! The old. . . "other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?"

This really is a list of abject failure, and the credit belongs to his whole party.

BevfromNYC said...

What's even more ridiculous is most of these are "unforced errors" to steal a sports term.

I mean really, how hard can it be to grasp the concept that calling voters names does not win votes! We've even SAID that over and over.

And if they think we do not understand then explain it to us! Answer our questions! Dispel our myths with real answers not name calling! Don’t say “Well, let’s pass the bill and then we’ll find out what’s in it”!!

Grrrrr, now you've done it, Andrew.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, Glad to hear this worked you up! Take that energy with you to Washington this weekend!

Great metaphor about the unforced errors. That's exactly what this was. The still could have passed all of their horrible policies without always trying to add insult to injury. But that's what happens when your ideology is based on hate and getting even.

Ed said...

Great list! This is what the Democrats have put our country through. This relationship is over!

AndrewPrice said...

Ed, November is break up time. Let's hope that this time the public gets it and doesn't go back.

Individualist said...

Wow Andrew....

When you list all the Democratics ccomplshments that way it sounds like a bad thing........

Great List.... I commented on the Daily Kos and asked for a rebuttal and the oly intelligible answer I got was that you forget it is all Bush's fault. Hmmmmmm.......

AndrewPrice said...

Individualist, It does kind of sound bad doesn't it/

Did you really post it over there? LOL! I wonder if they could come up with anything to counter this?

Anonymous said...

Awesome list! Cool site. Thanks.

Patti said...


AndrewPrice said...

Thanks Anon, Feel free to come back any time!

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks Patti! Let's hope people remember this list come election time (2010 & 2012... and thereafter).

Ed said...

Did you see jerk off trying to blame the Republicans for the economy at his press conference today? November 2012 can't come soon enough.

AndrewPrice said...

Ed, I've stopped watching him. But I did see the relevant quotes. What a jerk. It doesn't matter though because he can point all the fingers he wants -- the public doesn't accept blame shifting. In fact, it just makes you look weak in the eyes of the public.

Individualist said...


I must admit I was joking but I went there for the first time ever to see about doing it.

In an expose on why you should vote for Castle and not O'Donnel they berated her for on Mark Levin's show calling him unmanly.

The Fourth of Fifth comment in from a guy whose tag line was "ridicule is all they have left when they cannot use reason" who wanted to pull an Operation Chaos and switch parties in the primaries and vote for O'Donnell to show up those stupid tea%%%%%ers.

Eventually the conservation somehow came around to musings on what Michelle Bachman's husband does in the bedroom because he thinks he can "convert" gays to straight.

Honestly I did not even understand half the comments.

If you'd like I'll post the link there on a lark but I am not sure if it is doing you a favor.....

AndrewPrice said...

Individualist, I kind of figured you hadn't because we haven't been awash in trolls! LOL!

I'll leave it up to you if you want to post a link. Feel free to post links to your stuff anywhere you want. We can handle the trolls. And who knows, maybe you'll wake some of them up?

I love how they just seeth with hate for everyone on the other side. That's what happens when you have no real ideology to fall back upon.

I hope they do an operation Chaos and help us out. We need more conservative candidates and this is the year that they could win anywhere -- even if the Republican party doesn't understand that.

darski said...

I did post the link (and a couple of paragraphs) at Free Dominion. FD is the Canukistanian version of Free Republic.

Nice :-D I have now done a crossed link.

Notice that FD has to be listed off-site as it is too dangerous in Canukistan to post conservative comment.

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