Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Moment Of Truth From The Left

Moments of honesty are rare from the left, but when they come, boy do they come. This week, the left is meeting at the posh Omni Shoreham Hotel in D.C. to gripe about Obama. This is the annual “Campaign for America’s Future” meeting, but we shall call it “CommieCon.” And this year’s CommieCon has been a little more truthful than you normally get when leftists open their mouths.

Let’s start right out of the gates with a statement by Markos Moulitsas, the founder of the Daily Kos. Moulitsas, whose name means “Dipsh*t” in Greek, warns that selling a liberal agenda to the American public is a nonstarter. Because of this, Moulitsas counsels against drafting a progressive policy platform for politicians to adopt because:

“What you get is irrelevant and scary to the American people. If we’re talking to people, the less details the better.”
There you have it. What the left wants is so disturbing to people that they should hide their goals! That puts Moulitsas in the company of racists, child molesters, and Satanists, each of whom needs to hide their beliefs from the rest of us.

Moulitsas, by the way, is all giddy that they are about to bring down moderate Democrat Blanche Lincoln (who did eventually vote for ObamaCare): “We’re going to take out Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas. It’s an unprecedented alliance between netroots labor and the environmental movement . . . to hold people in D.C. accountable.” And get this, he notes, without any trace of irony, that politicians like Lincoln “are immune to public opinion.” This from the man who advocates hiding liberal views from the public.

Next up, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins of Green for All admits that she doesn’t know what the heck she’s talking about. “Phaedra,” by the way, means “smelly hippy” in Greek. Phaedra is upset that Obama is proposing to loosen offshore oil exploration restrictions and she calls his “handling of BP. . . atrocious at best.” What’s worse, poor Phaedra feels betrayed: “We thought that an election was victory. We forgot that candidates don’t deliver change, that they become part of the system.” She then informs us boldly that “I believe in holding people accountable, even people we love.” Sounds bad for Obama right? Well, if you think that, then you and Phaedra must share a crackpipe, because Phaedra taketh away but she also giveth right back: “I voted for Barack Obama and I would again. . . I believe in this president.” So much for accountability and everything else she said.

Noted flake Arianna Huffington, whose name means “wack job” in Greek, also came up with some interesting truth, but you need a scorecard to follow what the heck she’s saying. Watch as the truth suddenly bursts forth in the middle of Huffington’s ramble:
“Bipartisanship is not the way to find American change. So far bipartisanship has brought us a no-strings-attached bailout. It has brought us the freedom from the burden of an affordable public option. . .”
Did you get that? Because they had to work with those evil Republicans, we poor Americans are left with the “freedom from the burden” of having a public option. In other words, they weren’t able to force the burden of a public option on us. The burden. Wow, thanks for being truthful WackJob. . . for once.

But this admission apparently was too much for poor WackJob, as she followed up with this doozy about what evil “bipartisanship” has brought us: “every day we see more penguins and dolphins covered in bipartisanship.” Yep. And nope, I did not make that up. “Penguins and dolphins covered in bipartisanship.” Hmm. If this is a reference to the oil spill, then I hate to tell her that there are no penguins in the Gulf. If this is a reference to something else, then I have no idea what it could be? Maybe second hand crack smoke?

Others noted from the low attendance and the lack of enthusiasm, as well as the open criticism of Obama, that the left is fed up with Obama and the Democrats. MoveOn.org’s campaign director Ilyse Hogue, which is Bostonian for “sub-sandwich,” points out that:
“We are willing to get out and fight for the people who fight for us, but no longer can they count on us for a solid Democratic vote. We are getting more sophisticated to understand that not all Democrats are created equal.”
Others warned: “We have the energy and the willingness to mobilize. We can be a huge ally or a huge obstruction.” Yeah, you make a better door than a window. Or did you mean "bowel"?

Pelosi spoke today and got heckled so badly that she literally had to yell parts of her speech. Check out the anti-Israel banner. Also, one of Pelosi's aids claims that the hecklers began "throwing things." And here I thought passing ObamaCare was supposed to endear the left to the Democrats and inspire them? Maybe Pelosi meant "inspire them to violence"?

Howard Dean is still scheduled to speak. I'm hoping he explains the penguin thing?

So what does this tell us? First, it confirms that ObamaCare didn’t inspire anyone on the left -- as we predicted. It also confirms what the polls are saying, that the left is demoralized and won’t be turning out in force in November. Secondly, it confirms that these people are hopeless and will never actually vote against the Democrats. Third, it confirms that they know that they need to lie about their goals and sneak their agenda through the legislation process. How sad. And fourth, it shows that the left is indeed a bunch of doped-out hippy morons. Where have all the flowers gone?

Finally, I’m reminded of an old adage: beware of Greeks bearing communistic ideals.


Unknown said...

Andrew: The left was correct in assuming that Obama was "one of them." But they missed a key point. Obama is a leftist second and a self-aggrandizing politician first. He likely agrees with everything his rebellious leftists troops are saying, but he doesn't have the guts to try to pull the schemes off and is already trying to figure out how to make national health care look like a conservative (or at least moderate) concept.

You know the activist left is in open conflict with the liberals when they heckle Nancy Pelosi.

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, I think it's amazing that they are heckling Pelosi. And I'm sure she's stunned. She probably thought she would show up, get the big standing-O, and then be cheered on as the person who brought them Obamacare and has been the single voice for progressive policies in Washington. After all, she's one of them and isn't she "the single most powerful speaker of all time"? That's got to mean something right?

Well, apparently not. Indeed, the peanut gallery doesn't seem very happy with her at all! LOL! This bodes so poorly for them in November -- as we've been saying all along.

Tennessee Jed said...

No less an authority than El Rushbo himself has pointed out how the left has to hide their agenda, but to my knowledge, you are the first to point out what specific company that puts them in. On the other hand, I had always thought Arianna had been Greek for "boorish bitch" so I do thank you for getting me straight on that one:=}!

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, I'm using an older Greek dictionary, so you might be correct about the modern usage! LOL!

I think it's fascinating that Moulitsas actually admits that they need to hide their agenda -- usually they deny that. And I think it's hilarious that he admits they need to hide their agenda on the one hand, but then whines that the Democrats aren't susceptible to "public opinion." Talk about a disconnect!

These really are the kinds of quotes that should be a wake up call to people in the middle -- "the left admits that they need to lie to you to keep from scaring you."

StanH said...

I love it! We must remember this is the, “what’s in it for me,” …crowd! They will eat their young to get their free stuff, and avoid personal responsibility for anything. Just wait until we take their proverbial sucker away in November, there’ll be much gnashing of teeth. Great fun!

Anonymous said...

A CommieCon?! I'll break out my Starfleet unif --

Oh, I thought you said "Comic-Con." Nevermind. :-)

(And no, I don't own any such costume!)

AndrewPrice said...

Stan, I have to admit that I'm getting quite a kick out of this. And you're absolutely right about them being the "me" crowd. They want their pet peeves handled right now no matter what, and if they don't get what they want, then they're going to lash out at everyone who didn't make their utopia come true.

The left has gone from a horrific and dangerous philosophy that enticed whole countries to a collection of whiny adult-children and idiots throwing tantrums at each other. I am so glad that they are on the other side, and not ours. In fact, if I were a leftist, then I'd be pretty despondent that this is what leftism has come to. As it is, I'm loving it.

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, In all honesty, I'm not sure I believe you about the uniform. . . ;-)

Anonymous said...

Andrew - I don't own one!

But taking a cue from your reply to Stan, that would make an interesting blog entry: what life would be like if you were your ideological opposite, a kind of alternative history story.

Just food for thought. :-)

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, All right, I'll believe you this time. LOL!

That might make for an interesting post. I'd have to think about how to do it though. Probably have to grow an evil-Spock beard first.

BevfromNYC said...

Andrew - Great! Do you think THEY know they are being transparently honest? It will be interesting to see what happens with the primaries today.

I just read that, fearing a encore of last summer's healthcare beat-down from constituents, many of our intrepid Congresscritters are not scheduling townhall meetings on their summer recess. They actually think they can avoid us.

Hey, LawHawk - Be honest, you were getting lonely for Nancy, so you snuck back into SF just to heckle and throw stuff at her.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, Apparently, they are avoiding townhall meetings en mass!

As for anything coming of this honesty, I doubt it. The modern left has no consistency and doesn't hold itself accountable for the things it says or does at any particular moment. And the MSM isn't going to report this stuff to the wider public. . . heck no.

Still, you never know. It will certainly give the Democrats pause. They bought into Pelosi's line about energizing the left, and now that's been exposed as total garbage. So I would say that Obama's agenda is dead.

The primaries are going to be interesting. I suspect both sides are about to make some big mistakes. But we'll see. I would expect Lincoln to go down, that's for sure. Beyond that, it's hard to tell.

BevfromNYC said...

Andrew, what is even more interesting is that Obama has become box office poison. Nobody wants him campaigning for them. Even Charlie Rangel is distancing himself from Obama and criticizing the Big O's poor perfomance as a campaign strategy!

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, I know, isn't that interesting? Obama has reached that point where he turns off average Americans because of his leftism, and he turns of his left flank because of his lack of leftism. He really has put himself into a can't win situation.

Speaking of "box office," by the way, have you noticed that all of the talk about an Obama movie seems to have dried up? I remember when he got elected, Hollywood was buzzing about already starting a movie about his life. Now. . . nothing.

I think Hollywood sees him as "box office poison" at this point as well.

AndrewPrice said...

Update: Blanche Lincoln survives!! Yay!! She should be much easier to beat in November than a fresh Democrat.

Plus, Moulitsas must be crying right about now, which is really a plus!

Unknown said...

Bev: I resent that implication. I don't deny it, I just resent it. LOL

CrispyRice said...

Good stuff, Andrew!

Are you giving any credence to the notion that Obama will "opt" not to run again? I'm hearing that murmured here and there... Maybe a topic for another day?

AndrewPrice said...

Crispy, That probably is best saved for another day. But right now I can't see Obama not running again. There is no competition on the Democratic side and he's got a HUGE ego. So I suspect that he will run again unless something truly unusual happens.

Ed said...

Good article Andrew. I love it when they let their out their real thoughts. I just wish more people would pay attention.

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks Ed. I agree entirely. I wish more people would pay attention to things they are saying. Anyone who advocates hiding their views from the public should not be trusted.

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