Sep 20 2010

Democrats’ False Bravado

One of the wonders of this election cycle is watching Democrats pretend they still have a prayer at the polls. Everyone knows they overstepped with the American people and are going to pay a heavy price for their arrogance. What is stunning is how the DC insiders are just now realizing why you don’t elect complete novices to executive positions. The results of handing incompetents that much power is truly staggering.

There is a great article out that highlights this realization from an insider’s view. I just now tripped over the 3rd and final installment, but that alone is telling. It is the confession of a Democrat political insider, deep within the Political Industrial Complex. The format of the interaction is a comment from the interviewer, and then the response from the insider. First, some hints at this insider’s background.

With all due respect, you sound like a disgruntled employee. No, not even close. I wasn’t on the books. I’m a contract player – I worked the ground game, I have been at the White House during this and other administrations, done meetings both formal and informal, and talked regularly to White Housers over the last two years who enjoy top level access. That is a big thing – access. I could get at it, but let me tell you, the feedback I got, and the things I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears, it was a terrible letdown. This is not 2008 anymore, not by a long shot. For most of the last year, you want to know what question keeps playing in my head?

The comment ‘not on the books. I’m a contract player‘ indicates this person is not White House staff, not a government employee, but a political consultant. The person has been in the business possibly as far back as the Clinton administration, though they could be a neutral advisor like a David Gergen who works for either party. The person has had access to White House staff since the beginning of Obama’s administration (talking to ‘White Housers‘ for two years). So we can assume this is not some low level consultant.

What this person finally admits openly is not a surprise to those who opposed candidate Obama on the grounds he had no experience worthy of electing him leader of the free world:

What question was that? WHAT THE HELL HAVE WE DONE? Now that may come off terribly disrespectful to the president, but so be it. What have we done? We were led to believe this man was one thing, but everything I have seen, heard, and understand, points to the indisputable fact he is not what we hoped for. Not what we were promised. Maybe he might have been. Maybe a full term or two in the Senate and he would have had the experience and maturity to handle the job of President of the United States. But right now – the man is simply not up to the task, and yet it is loyal Democrats who are paying the price for his incompetence and incoherence. The health care bill? Do you know I was told he has never read the bill? Not one part of it? NOT ONE. Sounds like something you would hear on one of the talk radio shows, right? And I wouldn’t normally consider such a possibility, but this came directly from one of those good Democrats who might now see their political careers ended because they supported that bill and now its being used against them like some political sledgehammer. How is that supposed to make someone who put their career on the line feel? Betrayed. A whole lot of us are feeling betrayed these days and it just pisses me off.

It was all a grand facade – and the Democrats fell for it. One characteristic that has really begun to attach itself to liberal-think is simple mindedness. A strange and immature world view that basically boils down to anything can be done by anyone with little or no experience. It probably comes from too much TV-Land, where all things are simple and can be resolved in 60 minutes. But reality is much more humbling. I have a fun test for people who think they are know-it-alls. I ask them to show me how great they are by ripping up a napkin or tissue. After being duly impressed with their prowess, I then ask them to make a napkin or tissue from raw materials. It is a simple product, it has taken many lifetimes to perfect

Obama is such a liberal-think person. He acted as if all he had to do was wave his presidential hand and people would fall in line and make him look good. It’s why he golfs so much, to stay away from the hard decisions. Decisions he has put in the hands of a young and ignorant staff. It is why an administration without a single business owner or worker, all tenured academics who pretend to understand how reality works, screwed up the stimulus opportunity. It is why this administration was led around by BP during the Gulf oil spill. It is why Obama sees no incoherence in claiming the necessary conditions for withdrawal from Afghanistan will be by a date certain next year.

These are all signs of someone thinking at a very low and incompetent level. If it was not our nation at risk, you get the feeling this is a comedy where some actor and president look-alike comes off the street and solves all the world’s problems with nothing more than sincere intentions! Oh wait –Kevin Kline already did that one.

The Democrats, in pure desperation for power, followed Obama to this devastating end because they did not vet the man, or contemplate all the possible things that could and would go wrong. It was the same way with the stimulus bill. Democrats had their rose colored glasses firmly in place, only thinking about the accolades that would rain down upon them once the mythical Keynesian forces of government largess swept across the land. It never dawned on them it would take 1-2 years to get the money flowing, and by that time they would be up for reelection and being graded on how well they dealt with the economy.

Same thing with health care and cash for clunkers and the mortgage bail out programs – no one ever really sat down and worked out what could happen. Dems even admitted they had no clue what would happen until their wild-guess legislation passed and was enacted! Now we know – health care premiums are sky rocketing and the government is threatening to bankrupt insurance plans that attempt to stay solvent. No one ever considered the fact that the health industry runs on miniscule margins, and any more unfunded mandates could tip the whole thing over.

Democrats got what they deserve in 2008. The liberal media got what they wanted. And now, after two years of seeing the results of their efforts, we as a nation will bury once and for all the idea socialistic, liberal or progressive ideas are anything more than naive and ignorant wishful thinking. As the insider clearly states from the party of the progressives:

Democrats need to rise up within the party and say enough is enough. We have allowed ourselves to be carried far too far to the left of the mainstream. You know what word I cannot stand? Progressive. Enough with this “progressive” crap. Shut up about it. We are Democrats. Anyone who wants to call themselves a Progressive I say show them the door – they are doing nothing but killing the Democratic Party.

Sadly, it may already be too late to save the party. The GOP and the Teat Party Movement have tapped into the silent majority who once allowed DC to decide what is best. The mood in the land now is to roll back the federal government as much as possible. The push for limited government, confined to clearly expressed constitutional limits, will remove the power of DC elites to grab people’s incomes and play God. And without taxpayer funds, liberal fantasies remain just that – fantasies.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Democrats’ False Bravado”

  1. WWS says:

    Awesome article, I *strongly* suggest that everyone click on the link in AJ’s post and read the entire thing.

    This is clearly a guy who “gets it”, in fact because he sees it from the inside he gets it more clearly than any of us on the outside can.

    He’s watching a dysfunctional, failing organization in the last throes of life before it rips itself to shreds from the inside. Notice how hard he is, between the lines of course, pushing for a “Draft Hillary in 2012” movement? And he was on Obama’s team in 2008! He’s wrong about one thing – there aren’t many other players to go to besides her, Democrats have wiped out their bench. Al Gore? Howard Dean? John Edwards, LOL??? Everyone else of any stature is quitting, like Evan Bayh. (and the left wing hates him, so he could never win a Dem primary)

    This informant, whoever he is, is incredibly bright but he’s still deluding himself about the chances for a future for his party. He can’t quite admit that the power of the destructive forces inside his party (union self serving, race based political fiefdoms, hard left enclaves on the west coast) now far outweigh all of the constructive elements, and destruction is their fate. The constructive elements have all gone independent this year, and this year at least they will vote Republican. 2012? That will depend whether or not the GOP takes advantage of the window that will be given to them. And that’s why any GOP candidate who only wants more of the same is death to the GOP’s future hopes.

    One final note – there has been endless talk about the problems inside the GOP this last week, but this is all the kind of maneuvering when a party is on the ascent – which factions will be on top? Regrettable, but it always happens.

    On the other hand, the Democrats are facing the kind of vicious dissension that comes about when a party falls due to its own failures, the legendary “circular firing squad” and this is going to be nasty indeed. Most of this is going to remain under wraps until after the November elections – (amazing that stuff like this is already leaking out, though!) but after this sweep comes in – oh my, it is going to be astounding to watch the entire Dem party bail on Obama and the factions go to war with each other!

    Hillary 2012 – it’s coming!

  2. kathie says:

    The progressives have had their chance to air their long held policies in all their glory through Obama, and Americans have said a big no thank you. Republicans have dabbled in big government, and reckless spending, Americans have said no thank you. Both parties will have to do a re-do, and that’s a good thing. With a little pain and hard work, our America will shine again. I am a happy camper!

  3. ivehadit says:

    Yes, things are on the move.

    And interestingly, the guys (big Hillary supporters in ’08) have said that they will NOT support a Hillary run because the current democrat party needs to be done once and for all. They are disgusted with it.
    They are particularly peeved about how Hillary was treated by the obama group.

    They are supporting Sarah Palin as of now.

    Roll on, Conservatives! Take our country back from those who think they OWN our money and our country. NO MORE! The Counter-Revolution has begun and WILL NOT be deterred.

    Wouldn’t it be great to see the government lean and mean? It’s almost too magnificent to even imagine…but for once in my over 50 years of life it CAN HAPPEN!

    I love this from JR Dunn’s article at American Thinker:
    “This country isn’t in decline — it’s being held back. Throw off the restraints, and we will astonish the world. ”
    Oh, how I love my country and it’s freedoms!

  4. SallyVee says:

    Ivehadit – yes, that exact same line from JR Dunn resonated with me this morning and I even repeated it to my Mom. It cannot be repeated often enough… and maybe I will soon let myself believe it again: “This country isn’t in decline — it’s being held back. Throw off the restraints, and we will astonish the world.”

    A.J., I am holding you to your last paragraph, I’ll think of it as our private mutual fantasy about the fantasists. (That’s a PG rated fantasy – for platonic, good natured)

    Little giddy today… overcaffeinated and trying not to get too high on smoke from the pyre of Democrat carcasses. I am starting to feel as though I will need a new outfit for election night, like a new ensemble for Christmas Eve church services. I might even shave my legs… and astonish the world!

  5. Wilbur Post says:

    The term “progressive” shows a lack of awareness in itself. A lot of terminal diseases are “progressive”. Enough said.

  6. dbostan says:

    What happened to the demshevik party should be a clear warning to the GOP.
    If they get the keys in November, and the laws they will pass do not reflect the WILL of the people, they will be done as a party before the demshevik party becomes fully extinct.

  7. WWS,

    This is from a very left of center guy on one of my e-mail lists:

    Little as I like giving good news to Republicans, you’ll live and do better because of this (though I do think a serious low-road slugging campaign will probably knock O’Donnell off, but that’s because she’s about the most vulnerable candidate to one I’ve seen.)
    I’d been thinking that the current crop of Tea Party winners against old GOP insiders reminded me of something, and now I realize what: the 1974 “old rads” freshmen Democrats, the guys who came straight out of the movement, bushy sideburns and long hair and all, into state legislatures and the House. (Most were too young for the Senate). Gave the Democratic Party a major invigoration and a huge injection of talent and ideas.
    That’s what the TPers look like — older, of course, and from a different demographic and perspective, but the same brand-new-and-not-selling-out affect. It’s almost certainly going to be good for your lot. (And of course the Congressional class of 74 was foretold to be Doom by every “helpful” soul on the other side, as well.)

    We have a completely new demograpic of “underserved voters” demanding and in many cases providing their own candidates for economic/small government issues they care about entering the political arena for the first time.

    Given the demographics of who they are. They will be around for a long time.

    Given who Obama’s young voters were and their post 2008 horrid 20%(+) post college employment prospects.

    They WON’T be back voting in 2010 and especially in 2012.

    And all the political pros know it.

  8. ivehadit says:

    Yes, SallyVee! We MUST get a new outfit for the evening…I’ve been dieting so I am going to get a size smaller than normal…in honor of the great big, fat, diet the government is gonna be on after Nov 2, LOL!

    Exciting times we live in….

  9. AJStrata says:


    Yep, this is disruptive re-buillding of the GOP. Long overdue and generally welcome.

  10. Fai Mao says:

    There is an article in the Washington Examiner today that talks about John Dingell, the longest serving member of congress in history, and a democrat, being vulnerable.

    This is a SAFE seat.

    100 seat seat change. Ache! Ache! Ache!

  11. mojo says:

    The Potemkin Presidency

  12. owl says:

    Went over and read that article and it was great. Reading it here I thought it sounded like Bill Clinton talking. I assume it’s not because they wrote things like ‘raising voice/leaning forward’ but it still sounds like him. He said Obama did not give a damn. Yep, very unusual for a politician.

    It was also very unusual for someone to be spending such BIG money on TV buys immediately after Bush won re-election. This Voice kept playing over and over in Texas. Big money, unknown Voice. Wonder if they wrecked enough havoc in America to make it a good buy? Let’s see….. 2 Supremes……