Squaring the Culture




"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

11/03/2009 (11:39 am)

How Democrats Will Spin the IED That's About To Explode In Their Faces

There are three off-year elections occurring today, and all three spell bad news for the Democrats. Brace yourselves for the media flood of misdirection that will follow.

For those who have been asleep, the three races are:

  • Virginia Governor: Democratic Governor Tim Kaine hit a term limit, so the state is choosing between Democrat R. Creigh Deeds and Republican Robert F. McDonnell. This is the race where the Washington Post attempted to “macaca” McDonnell by publicizing a thesis he wrote for Regent University School of Law (founded by Pat Robertson) in 1989 regarding a Republican strategy for strengthening traditional families. Recall that “macaca” became a verb in a Virginia race in 2006, when the Washington Post slandered senatorial candidate George Allen by broadcasting his use of the obscure derogation against a hectoring photographer, and made Democrat Jim Webb the new Senator from Virginia.
  • New Jersey Governor: Democrat Jon Corzine, who is currently governor, is in a fight for his political life against former US attorney Chris Christie. Two years ago, Christie led an investigation that bagged 11 corrupt officials in New Jersey, but which he claims just scratched the surface of the corruption there. As a long-time resident of a city abutting New Jersey, let me assure you that he is not exaggerating; the state is as corrupt as they come, and Corzine is in it up to his eyebrows. The fact that a large proportion of New Jersey’s Democrats still might vote for the sleaze bag Governor says something extremely depressing about the place.
  • Congressman from New York’s 23rd Congressional District: This is the race I wrote about yesterday, in which the national Republican leadership nominated Dede Scozzafava, a woman who was, it turned out, a pure social liberal on abortion and labor, and possibly on other topics as well. Tea Party Republicans in the district rebelled and threw their support behind a staunch conservative named Doug Hoffman, running on the Conservative ticket. The Democrat in the race is Bill Owens.

McDonnell is virtually certain to win in Virginia, and while Scozzafava’s sudden exit from the race this weekend obscures the polling results, Hoffman seems poised to take the Congressional seat in New York. The race between Corzine and Christie is the only one that seems close.

Naturally, Democrats are going to play games with the meanings of these races, which are actually pretty clear. I read the New York Times’ front-page lede and the attached story about the races, and noted that the two, central issues of the races are completely absent:

1) There is no mention of the Tea Party phenomenon, the rebellion of ordinary Americans of all parties against nest-feathering politics and government control. The entire matter is mentioned only as an internecine squabble in the Republican party, and potentially as the “spin” Republicans will put on the race if they win. In a bizarre twisting of the facts, the Times actually portrays McDonnell’s defense of his 1989 thesis as a rejection of the “Palin wing” of the Republican party, and a move toward the moderate center. Hilarious.

In actual fact, this is the key issue. The nation has gotten a quick taste of what Obama intends, and is spitting it out. Take Obama and Pelosi off the table, erase the Tea Parties, make the entire Obamacare fiasco vanish like a bad dream, and these races would all be different. Hoffman would probably not even be running, or would be a minor afterthought. Virginia, which has been trending blue for a decade, would very likely still be trending blue. The election is about Democratic control, Democratic fiscal irresponsibility, and Democratic tyranny. Oh, yes, and this…

2) There is no mention of Democratic corruption. The years-long string of indictments and arrests around the nation that have, as their common denominator, the letter “D”, in the wake of a years-long Democratic campaign against what they hypocritically billed as a “Republican culture of corruption,” is a secondary but indisputable factor in the growing Obama legacy. It’s the only real story in the New Jersey race, and for the Times not to mention it constitutes journalistic malpractice.

It’s a continuation of the 1990s, actually. I felt as though God gave America a test during the 1990s to see how much corruption we would tolerate: He gave us the most narcissistic, most morally inverted, most thoroughly corrupt leader imaginable, and stood back to see whether we had retained enough moral courage to get rid of him. A number of us tried to do the Right Thing, but the nation failed the test; Pretty Boy Clinton finished his term, completed his final round of banal vandalism in the White House, and took his place as an Esteemed Former President among Democrats.

And today, we are facing the consequences of having permitted that sort of corruption to stand. We now have a President and Congress whose arrogance runs to controlling even the tiniest details of life in America, and they’re breaking the national piggy bank and spreading the treasury among their friends.

The Tea Party movement is about restoring accountable self-government. Regardless of the outcome of these three elections, the message is clear, and will continue.

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14 Comments »

November 3, 2009 @ 12:38 pm #

Phil said:

“There is no mention of the Tea Party phenomenon, the rebellion of ordinary Americans of all parties against nest-feathering politics and government control.”

Rebellion? I thought they were protests? Ordinary Americans? Of all Parties? What percentage of the population do you think these people represent? How many Democrats do you think are present in these rallies?

Phil said:

“In actual fact, this is the key issue. The nation has gotten a quick taste of what Obama intends, and is spitting it out.”

The [entire] nation? What percentage of Americans favor health care reform, or the public option? More than half? What is Obama’s approval rating? What is the Republican’s approval rating by comparison?

Phil Said:

“There is no mention of Democratic corruption.”

Jack Abraham, Tom Delay, Mark Foley David Vitter, Mark Sanford, Larry Craig, Jim Dooliddle, Duke Cunningham, Bob Ney, etc. And this is just off the top of my head after having grabbed my first cup of coffee!

Come on Phil. Your being delusional in thinking that corruption is limited to Democrats.

Your not living in the real world.

Joe H.

November 3, 2009 @ 1:08 pm #

By the way Phil, did you write anything about the IED that exploded in Republican faces in 2006 and 2008 – elections which gave Democrats huge congressional majorities in both houses of congress and the presidency?

What was that all about? Was that a rejection of anything?

And what about the crowds at the mall during Obama’s inaguration singing “Sha na na na, Sha na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye” as President Bush left the Whitehouse?

I realize that this kind of posturing is silly. But it illustrates how selective you are in your political analysis.

As I said before, I’ll bet you a $200 gift certificate to your favorite resturant that Obama will be reelected in 2012 by a bigger magority than he was elected by in 2008, paraticularly if Sarah Palin is his opponent (please, please, please, let that happen!)
:)

Joe H.

November 3, 2009 @ 1:31 pm #

As I said before, I’ll bet you a $200 gift certificate to your favorite resturant that Obama will be reelected in 2012 by a bigger magority than he was elected by in 2008,

When the President is throwing billion-dollar bones to unions, radical organizers, and illegals, and Congress is passing legislation ensuring billions of dollars in coerced union dues to corrupt union leaders, and when both are collaborating in the rifling of any business that dared to donate to Republicans, all in order to secure permanent supremacy, then elections are meaningless, and supposed majorities mean nothing. If the Democratic majority were as solid as you claim, there would be no need for these shenanigans, and if the Democrats were the reformers you delusionally claim them to be, they would wilfully refuse to engage in them.

Obama might win again in 2012, but if he does, it will be by crook, not by popular approval.

November 3, 2009 @ 1:42 pm #

Come on Phil. Your being delusional in thinking that corruption is limited to Democrats.

“You’re.” Not “your.”

Quote for me the sentence I wrote claiming that corruption is limited to Democrats.

What I wrote is that the recent spate of indictments, meaning from 2007 through 2009, seem all to have in common the letter “D”. Am I wrong? All those names you listed (some of whom were not criminal in the slightest) are scandals (some faux scandals) from before 2007, except Mark Sanford, who, so far as I know, was not indicted for anything, and won’t be. (BTW, I don’t have a clue who Jim Dooliddle is, and google didn’t turn up anything.)

On a related note, the claim of Progressives like you is that the Bush administration “politicized” the Justice Department. What’s been being uncovered since they did that has been real corruption, as pay-for-play among Democratic strongholds gets investigated and rooted out. The fact that these things were not being uncovered, though everybody knew they were going on, before the Bush administration’s “politicizing,” and the fact that real corruption is being prosecuted since, should tell you something about that “politicization.” The fact that Abramoff, Cunningham, and Ney were prosecuted by the Bush Justice Dept. during the Bush years should tell you the same thing. But I doubt that you’re listening.

November 3, 2009 @ 1:45 pm #

By the way Phil, did you write anything about the IED that exploded in Republican faces in 2006 and 2008 – elections which gave Democrats huge congressional majorities in both houses of congress and the presidency?

Yep.

Feel free to scroll back through my blog articles.

November 3, 2009 @ 2:05 pm #

>>Quote for me the sentence I wrote claiming that corruption is limited to Democrats. >>

Not only that, but in your list of “corrupt” Republicans, please omit any that are specifically sexual escapades – whether homo- or heterosexual. Since Democrats seem to have no sexual restrictions comparable to those of Republicans, those simply are not comparable.

Please include only those which are specifically related to financial/power brokering to benefit the individual.

November 3, 2009 @ 2:10 pm #

Oh yes…and about Tom DeLay…

Remember that the Republicans have a _standard_ that requires that a party member who is under any legal investigation _must_ step down from a position of leadership.
The Dems, of course, have no such standard, so at this very time, party leaders within Congress are under investigation and remain in their leadership positions.

In addition, the investigation of DeLay was cooked up by a Democrat Prosecutor who had to convene something like 3 or 4 Grand Juries before he finally got one that would cooperate with him in filing charges. Whatever happened on those charges by the way? Other than removing DeLay from his leadership position?

OH MY GOSH – you don’t suppose the charges were cooked up _just_ to get him out of the majority leader position…do you?

November 3, 2009 @ 2:29 pm #

Speaking of Democrat corruption, it looks like they’re up to they’re old tricks again:

Will Military Voters Be Disenfranchised?

In New York, the governor set the election with only 35 days notice, which is ten days short of the recommended 45-day minimum. So when did the counties in the 23rd congressional district actually get their ballots printed and mailed out to military voters (such as the thousands of members of the Tenth Mountain Division deployed in Afghanistan)? Thirty days before November 3? Twenty-five days before November 3?

The question of when Virginia and New York actually mailed out their absentee ballots is something that investigative journalists in both states should be probing, even as we go into what may be a very exciting Election Day. Otherwise, our military voters may be disenfranchised, as courts determined they were in Virginia in the November 2008 elections, and in New York in the March 2009 special congressional election for the 20th district.

November 3, 2009 @ 4:01 pm #

Phil said,

“When the President is throwing billion-dollar bones to unions, radical organizers, and illegals, and Congress is passing legislation ensuring billions of dollars in coerced union dues to corrupt union leaders, and when both are collaborating in the rifling of any business that dared to donate to Republicans, all in order to secure permanent supremacy, then elections are meaningless, and supposed majorities mean nothing. ”

Wow, the press really missed this one. I never heard anything about it? How did you find out about this? What radical ordanizers and illegals got “billion dollar bones” thrown their way?

This is outrageous!

Joe H.

November 3, 2009 @ 4:50 pm #

Phil you have the patience of Job to put up with your repetitive troll! I agree with the many D crooks that rarely get prosecuted and the ignoble NYTimes, may they die soon, ignorance of the American rising tide against our new facist leadership. This will not stand!

November 3, 2009 @ 5:01 pm #

Here ya go, Joe. It’s a start…

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/10/puppet-masters.html

November 3, 2009 @ 6:06 pm #

And this isn’t Unions exactly…but it _has_ to fall into the same category of theft/fraud/imcompetence…

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/11/turbotax-tim-geithner-burned-billions.html

November 3, 2009 @ 7:36 pm #

Dems cheating?

http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/11/dem-strategist-accuses-democrats-of-dirty-tricks-in-new-jersey-governors-race/

November 4, 2009 @ 1:09 pm #

More about unions and how they are used to affect politics. “The People’s Cube” is a satiric blog for the most part, but they nevertheless have articles worth checking out.

http://thepeoplescube.com/red/viewtopic.php?t=4214

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