A twisted view

Yes, yes! Now I understand your perspective…

After the Wisconsin recall election results were reported, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who formerly gloated that the defeat of Walker was imminent, and that it would represent a referendum against conservative fiscal policy,  tweeted: “Despite the disappointing outcome, the effort sent Scott Walker a message that his brand of divisive politics is offensive & wrong.”

Really? REALLY?! The recall effort getting “owned” by Walker sent him a message that what he was doing in the office of Governor was somehow wrong? By winning the election? Huh. I don’t get it. But, too, I never realized Florida was on another planet.

The message the recall sent, as I read it, is that the unions no longer have free reign over the Wisconsin economy. The message, as I read it, was that, even with the traditional widespread liberal cheating at the polls (things like, oh, I don’t know – say, things like the  rumored busloads shipped in from Detroit by the, ahem, “union at the Chrysler plant” to vote for Barrett…), conservatism won the day. The message, as I read it, is that liberalism is not desirable once its destructive nature is realized.

Oddly, I don’t find Walker’s “brand of politics” anywhere near as offensive nor divisive – particularly in terms of race and class –  as I see those of the likes of the mainstream media, Øbama, Reid, Pelosi and, yes: that strange visitor from another planet, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  But, then: I’m a natural-born  citizen. Of earth…

-Pateratic

7 June 2012 Update: That other strange visitor from another planet, internet inventor Al Gore, voiced his agreement with Wasserman Schultz’s opinion on his pet network’s Viewpoint “news” show. I guess Tennessee must be in a similar orbit to that of Florida. Well, really: we’ve known that all along, haven’t we?

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4 Responses to “A twisted view”

  1. chardonney Says:

    Funny how the Dems all sing a different tune after being taken to the wood shed.

    • pateratic Says:

      Funny in a scary sort of way. It’s like they all assume that we’ll get amnesia. Personally, I think liberalism is a mental illness, and their liberal minds just cannot comprehend their own hypocrisy. But that’s just me :o)

      • Rustem Says:

        Obama inherited this ecoonmy. I agree with you. Obviously it has been too tough for President Obama to handle. The good news is we can fix that in November. If McCain had been elected things would be no better, to blame Obama for the ecoonmy is simply wrong. You can’t know that .Obviously McCain would have made different decisions. Things would have been better or worse, they certainly would not have been the same . My guess is that unemployment under President McCain would be 1.5% lower right now and Democrats would be calling for his head and probably getting it . Obama has benefited from two facts that have allowed him to remain popular with his dismal record . First a lot of people are emotionally invested in his historic Presidency. Second, the public blamed Republicans for the recession and since he is in the other party, his grace period is really long. Think of Obama as an NFL coach brought in to turn around a franchise . He has had 3 nearly winless seasons in a row .His forth season is getting better, but I doubt it will be good enough to keep him from being fired by the owners, the voters. One can still criticize actions he took, but in a case like this the President can only make a marginal difference, the recession has to run its course, the imbalances have to work themselves out. Imbalances work themselves out faster when the President does not engage in open warfare with the private sector . Imbalances work themselves out faster when a President does not run up huge debts by using a $ 787 Billion stimulus as a slush fund to reward political favorites .Solyndra is as bad as it sounds . Donors to the Obama campaign are linked to Solyndra. Officials within the government warned the administration against it . But as is a constant, politics trumped good policy .How about we judge Obama against the expectations he and his people raised? Unemployment not rising above 8%. 4 million new green jobs . These are his standards, not mine .

  2. Dinda Says:

    Obama inherited this ecnoomy. If McCain had been elected things would be no better, to blame Obama for the ecnoomy is simply wrong. I don’t begrudge Republicans for trying, Democrats do the same thing, but Obama came into power during the worst recession since WWII. He’s been President in a time that would be tough for anyone. I don’t think the American people will forget that the housing bubble, the collapse, and the horrific imbalances which caused this recession have nothing to do with Obama. One can still criticize actions he took, but in a case like this the President can only make a marginal difference, the recession has to run its course, the imbalances have to work themselves out.While I don’t criticize Romney over Bain (though I’m not surprised Democrats and even Republicans try to use that), I don’t see how that can be compared to anything Obama did. I don’t know much about Solyndra except it seems to be a failed attempted to manufacture a scandal against Obama because some government money went to a company that failed (though in a recession it’s pretty likely some companies will fail). I think you’re stretching here, I think Wasserman-Shultz is pretty effective.

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