Jun 13 2011

No Hope & No Change Summer

Published by at 9:41 am under All General Discussions

Where to begin. My postings are way down because I am making sure I keep my contracts alive and have an income in this wonderful economy the Democrats have created.

But more than that, a malaise has set in that I wager is spreading throughout the country. A realization this sucky situation is not going to change because the Democrats are still in deep, deep denial – except they are scared to death of allowing the cost cutting the conservatives and Tea Party masses want passed. They know (subconsciously) if conservative reforms passed and the economy turned, the verdict on liberal, big-government-only solutions would be in.

Of course, they are naive to think delay will help them. It only digs the hole deeper, creates deeper and broader frustration in the electorate with their dug-in ignorance. By waiting until 2012 for whole sale replacement of Democrat control of the federal government, they only increase the penalty for their mistakes.

So the playing field is set and it is stalemate. No one is willing to go back to the mad spending of Obama, Reid and Pelosi – so kiss that plan goodbye for 2012. All you need to know is Obama is somewhere between 41-44% for reelection in PA to realize he has very little chance of a second term. PA is a swing, light blue state that the GOP has had trouble winning in the past. If Obama is low 40’s there, he has no realistic path to winning 2012. And I doubt he can gain support from here to November 2012.

So, we wait and hope the GOP can find a candidate from outside the beltway and not pushed by the party’s DC establishment (i.e., fuggatabowdit Mitt). Someone aligned with the Libertarian streak now running from left of center to the right of center and feeding the Tea Party movement. We need to dismantle government. There is no other priority out there.

And stay away from government run health care, bailouts, targeted tax cuts and the fantasy of man-made global warming cult. Those are now the new 3rd rails of politics.

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “No Hope & No Change Summer”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:

    A lot of the blue dogs lost last time around and what is left is the Democratic Socialist Tied core from the bluest of the blue states.

    They are looking at their brass ring slipping away and as Pelosi has stated they will fight ‘by any means’ to try to get power back.

    These are the true believers in European Socialism funded by the likes of Soros and his fellow travelers.

    For all their talk about a ‘sustainable energy future’ which is just a ploy for more power grabbing they just don’t want you to look at the unsustainable financial path they have put us on.

  2. WWS says:

    all correct, good post again.

    You analyze the current situation accurately – stalemate. The problem with stalemate is that it is, as they say, an unsustainable situation. All of our economic hopes (even on the Republican side) are now placed on the bet that we can muddle along til 2012 and then figure out how to put things right.

    We don’t have that long. More and more, I don’t think we even have til the end of summer. The system is already unstable; you see that everywhere you look. The hallmark of an unstable system is that small inputs begin to have hugely disproportionate and unpredictable outputs. And what’s worse, everyone in the financial world knows this but is scared to talk about it openly, since to talk about it is to invite it.

    I saw Bernanke talking up 3% – 4% growth in the second half of this year. Not only is that a lie, *Everyone* knows it is a lie- even Bernanke knows it is a lie! When the top financial people in the country are so desperate that they feel compelled to tell bedtime stories to the press, we should all be very, very worried.

    Everyone is counting on things holding together til the next election. I don’t believe we have nearly that much time.

  3. lurker9876 says:

    wws, aj, I agree with your post and the economic outlook for next year. I’m reading some economic news / predictions and they do not look good for next year. Some predict a severe collapse.

    I cannot stand people when they say things like, “Obama’s turning the economy around.” blah blah blah

    Not true.

  4. lurker9876 says:

    People are going to have to learn that the government must cut back on the entitlements in order to survive.

  5. lurker9876 says:

    Looks like Obama may have a problem with Florida as well as the youth with its high unemployment rate (17 percent plus).

  6. lurker9876 says:

    I see that Boeing went ahead and opened up in South Carolina. And the Republicans called Solomon in for a hearing this Friday. Good.

    And Issa is calling for a second hearing on radical islamization. Good.

  7. jan says:

    Although AJ and others may not like this man, his ad is certainly an effective one, and speaks to the main concern of the day.

    ..”Not a bump in the road”

    H/T Ace of Spades HQ

  8. WWS says:

    I would vote for Romney if he’s the nominee, of course. I just really hope he’s not the nominee.

    It is a good ad.

    btw, Today is LeBron James Day!

    In Honor of LeBron James Day, eveyrone quit and go home 12 minutes early!

  9. kathie says:

    There is only one way to cut all this silly stuff and that is to cut each department by 20% period.

    Then tackle Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

    Obama didn’t even know what a shovel ready project was/is? The guy is not only clueless, he doesn’t care about us the people. He is one big lie!

  10. joe six-pack says:

    President Carter called it the “erosion of the American spirit”.

    And Democrats don’t understand why Republicans question the Democrats patriotism?

    Economics is what set the United States apart from all others for our first 200 years.