Sunday, October 31, 2010

John Kass: Obama's Scoopers After Tuesday's Election

The Chicago Tribune's John Kass paints the picture of Obama's fellow Democrats in Congress scooping it up after Tuesday's mid-term election using his words as he parted a pricey fundraiser in Rhode Island this past week:

As Tuesday's midterm elections approach, it's gotten so deep for the Democrats that President Barack Obama just had to make a stunning announcement . . .

Just then, Obama gave notice that he couldn't stay for dinner, and had to cut out early. But before he split for Washington, he offered up a verbal appetizer.

"I've got to get home because Michelle is on the road," the president explained. "So I've got to be home to tuck in the girls and walk the dog. And scoop the poop." . . .

Yes, scoop the poop.

Is that what many Democrats in Congress are calling it, with Tuesday on their minds?

The reason for all these stops? Political scooping.

The Obama administration has deposited dangerous leavings across the land, and his loyal Democratic Congress has stepped in it.

They're the ones who will pay at the polls for his excessive feeding of the federal government.

Obama lost the independent voters. He had them in his pocket just 24 months ago. But he drove them off by doing something politicians should never do:

Jamming what the people didn't want down their throats and telling them to like it.

It started with a near-trillion-dollar federal stimulus — including cash for a famous study on coked-up monkeys — and it got worse.

Americans didn't want coked-up monkeys. And they didn't want the White House to own General Motors.

They didn't want massive government programs like his revamping of health care. They told him they didn't like it at all those angry town hall meetings. But he didn't listen.

And he didn't listen when moderate Democrats warned him. He didn't listen as many independents became radicalized as tea party protesters.

So the White House tried to demonize the tea party. At first the Axelrodian response was to insist the tea party folks were crazy, because only lunatics would oppose an unprecedented and costly expansion of the federal leviathan, right?

When that didn't work, the tea party folks were labeled as racists. Then as fearmongers. It all failed.

So on Tuesday, the bill will be paid. But the president isn't the one picking up the check. The Democrats in Congress get stuck with this one, and it's their fault too, because they smoked the Hopium and closed their eyes and voted for his agenda . . .


Concerned Taxpayer said...

I just think it's hilarious that Ellsworth accuses Coats of lobbying for the "Tax & Crush" bill, that will, in the words of Ellsworth, "DEVASTATE HOOSIERS."
Yet the democrats are doing everything they can to PASS the bill!

Marycatherine Barton said...

Isn't it hilarious, concerned taxpayer. And AI, what all you say about the reasons for dissatisfaction are true, but still, I would not be surprised if 90% of the incumbents are reelected(down 6% from the norm).