Friday, November 19, 2010

Gotta Let Ya Nuts Hang

 Sorry but this Rachel Maddow clip put me in a Geto Boys mindset.  More of this please!!!

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I have no idea why Democrats aren't all over TV right now saying that they are speaking for the people when it comes to letting the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthy expire. Really, I have no fucking clue.

ALL available polling shows that the American public supports this. Not just kinda supports it. OVERWHELMINGLY supports it. And yet its the Republicans who are claiming to be the voice of America in pushing for a permanent tax cut for the wealthy.

All this and last year Republicans repeatedly pointed out polling on health care in the midst of the reform fight to portray Democrats as over reaching. Yet now Democrats are damn near mute and once again allowing the GOP the moral high ground on a topic that the public has their back on.

Who in the fuck is doing the political messaging and planning for Congressional Democrats?! Or for that matter the White House?

All of those sumbitches should be summarily fired.

Democrats should have referenced polling on tax cuts so much by now that whenever some Republican hack like Mike Pence opens his mouth to try to portray keeping tax cuts for the wealthy as something most Americans want, any body interviewing him not employed by FoxNews would have to ask him why the polling doens't back that up.

Instead he and the rest of his cronies are allowed to create this false impression of the mood of the country with little to no pushback.

I mean got damn man, seriously. If we can't win on this issue, an issue WE HAVE ALREADY WON, then fuck it, all is lost!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Learning The Wrong Lesson

This will be brief.

President Obama has lamented since the GOP won back the House on November 2nd and made gains in the Senate that he believes the reason or part of the reason why Dems suffered so many defeats was because he had allowed Republicans to portray him as a tax and spend liberal in passing legislation to keep a terrible recession from becoming a full blown depression as well as health care reform.  While its true that the messaging coming from the White House and Congressional Democrats was on the whole an epic fail I think to blame it all or even mostly on that is erroneous.  And I think part of the problem is that President Obama and other Dems really believe people give a shit about whether he or they are a "tax and spend" liberal.

Here is what I see as the truth, had Congress passed and President Obama signed a much bigger stimulus there would have been an uproar momentarily but as the unemployment rate came down so would have people's anxiety levels.  If going into this past November unemployment was down to something at least sellable like say 7% Americans would have voted for all those dirty fucking tax and spend liberals in record droves.

One thing about good policy is its hard to hide its positive outcomes.  Republicans can, do, and will continue to kick Democrats' asses in messaging.  Its just something they do better.  But a slogan or a bumper sticker only lasts for a moment, results on the other hand stick.  If Democrats ever figure out that as long as their legislation actually works then no amount of messaging will hurt them, then they will never have another problem when it comes to election season.  But as long as they continue to buy into the GOP messaging themselves and fear being portrayed as something most Americans couldn't give a fuck about as long as times are good, they will continue to pass half ass measures and ultimately get punished for it.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Haven't felt like blogging lately for various reasons but I couldn't not post this link with headline.

Crist Had Promised to Caucus with Republicans


I can't wait for all the Dems who backed that clown to try to talk their way out of this!

Fuckin idjuts

Friday, November 5, 2010

How The Lying Right Wing Echo Chamber Works

Evidently Some People Still Don't Get It

I'll admit that I haven't been in a mood to blog lately. After all the bullshit that went down with Kendrick Meek and the blood bath Democrats in Florida rightly suffered on Tuesday I just don't have a whole lot to say. It didn't have to be this way but at this point the damage is done.

But I have to say what has been most infuriating to me the last couple of days is the spin I keep seeing from some Democrats and Liberals/Progressives in response to losing the House on election day and having the lead in the Senate whittled down to 53 seats. I keep seeing people talk about how "hard" its going to be for the Republicans now that they have to govern and the "trouble" John Boehner is going to have trying to keep his caucus together.

Folks, I have to ask, what in the fuck are you smoking?!

The next couple of years are going to look like this. John Boehner brings up crazy ass bills gutting social programs in the name of "fiscal responsibility". His caucus will pass such bills just to send it to the Senate and make all the ConservaDems uncomfortable. To block the bills the Democrats will have to have 40 Senators, fresh off Tuesday's ass kicking, who are willing to filibuster them. And all the while the GOP will once again dominate the messaging wars painting them as unAmerican for opposing the bills. The media will eat that shit up and suddenly recognize how ridiculous our filibuster rules are and paint Democrats as obstructionists as they never did the last two years when Republicans were breaking records for filibusters.

And here's the thing, if we all keep waiting on Republicans to implode like most of us have the last two years instead of actually going out and SUPPORTING our candidates WE will be the ones on the outside looking in after 2012.

At some point a lot of the folks on our side had better figure out that sitting on our asses and writing blog posts will not be enough to change where the country is headed. The crazy thing is you would think folks would get that now that the country has elected a bunch of ignorant as Tea Baggers to represent them rather than their "sensible" Democratic opponents, but it seems like our side is still stuck in this bubble where they really believe that Dems will win simply because they have the better policies.

Unless and until we learn how to fight these fear mongerers with better messaging and better strategies we are going to keep losing until both the White House and both houses of Congress are lead by Wingnuts. I hope sometime before now and 2012 people wake up to that realization because if not our country is going to be in a world of fucking trouble.