Democrat Takedown of the Day

From Jennifer Rubin:

How many times has a pundit or Democrat gushed over Obama’s “brilliant” mind? As conservatives pointed out to the swooners on the left, there was very little evidence of it — no inventive Third Wave philosophy of governance in his pre-presidential career, no significant legislative or intellectual achievement — other than writing a self-promoting and somewhat fictional account of himself — and actually very poor people skills (Maureen Dowd has only now figured out that he is thin-skinned and emotionally robotic). But it was heresy to suggest that he was a conventional liberal thinker, less interesting than Bill Clinton and less rigorous than Ronald Reagan

Rubin brings up the point that both Democrats and the media will be held accountable by voters for Obama presidency. The continued rise of Fox News and the Tea Party movement are clear signals that people are starting to realize they’ve been had.

Holly fraudulance, Bat Man!


This post was written by bobsikes on July 1, 2010

DEMOCRAT TAKEDOWN: Diane Feinstein’s Hypocricy on Judicial Experience

From Patterico who quotes Feinstein from 2003:

Miguel Estrada has never been a judge. So we have no record of judicial decision-making to examine. This is not dispositive in itself, but it is the first area where we find no record to help us in our decision.

Mr. Estrada is not a prolific writer. So we have no real record of writing to examine. Again, this alone would not be dispositive, but it is strike 2 in terms of where we can get information about this nominee.

We have not been granted access to the memos he wrote at the Department of Justice. So we can only take the word of the man who supervised him that those memos were ideologically driven and that he could not be trusted.

Says Patterico:

Elena Kagan has never been a judge. She is not a prolific writer. We have not seen her internal memoranda and correspondence from when she was Solicitor General

And now Feinstein finds that Kagen’s lack of judicial experience “refreshing.”

As Patterico says, this is just too easy. If a drip of Democrat hypocricy becomes a river, it will make these hearings far more interesting, won’t it? Patterico is a Los Angeles attorney and I’m sure his post will get back to Feinstein’s staff.


This post was written by bobsikes on June 29, 2010

OBAMA WATCH: A tragic figure from Greek mythology

From Victor Davis Hanson:

The reality of Barack Obama is that he was an inexperienced community organizer with an undistinguished record as a Senate newcomer. A perfect storm of popular anger at eight years of George Bush, a lackluster John McCain campaign, Obama’s landmark candidacy as an African-American, a disingenuous campaign promising centrist and bipartisan governance, and the financial meltdown in 2008 got the relatively untried and unknown Obama elected.

Most mortals in Obama’s position would have treaded lightly. They would have kept promises, steered a moderate course and listened more than lectured until they won over the public with concrete achievement.

But headstrong tragic figures do not do that. They neither welcome in critics nor would listen to them if they did. They impute their unforeseen temporary success to their own brilliance — and expect it to continue forever. So would-be gods set themselves up for a fall far harder than what happens to the rest of us.

That’s about where we are now, with our president playing a character right out of Greek tragedy, who, true to form, is railing about the unfairness of it all.

Obama would have been ok with all the platitudes if he had actually been the centrist, bi-partisan healer he ran as. Instead we got, “I won.” Frightening to those of us whom tried to tell people what this man was about, his presidency has been far worse than we imagined it would. The statist’s policies, the Chicago way tactics, the leftist foreign policy, and the incompetence all have manifested in ways once unimaginable.


This post was written by bobsikes on June 24, 2010

OBAMA WATCH: The folly of paying attention to world opinion

Mona Charen:

President Obama’s most concerted effort since taking office has been to improve America’s image in the Muslim world. The president’s first interview was granted to Al Arabiya. He traveled to Cairo to sprinkle the fairy dust, and filmed a fawning New Year’s message to the gangsters who rule in Tehran. He has sent multiple envoys, most notably Sen. John Kerry, to woo Syria’s brutal Bashar al-Assad. With what result?

As this survey indicates, Obama has achieved very little in terms of popularity in Muslim lands. After a short spike following the inauguration, approval of America has fallen fast. The number of Egyptians expressing confidence in Obama fell from 41 to 31 percent, and in Turkey from 33 percent to 23 percent. The Pew report notes that “Last year only 13 percent of Pakistani Muslims expressed confidence in Obama, but this year even fewer (8 percent) hold this view.”

Who knows why so many respondents in Muslim countries are disappointed in Obama? It’s possible, based on the way rumors and conspiracy theories metastasize in that part of the world, that many believed our president was actually a Muslim Manchurian candidate and have been disappointed in the reality. It’s possible they expected a complete repudiation of Israel, rather than the icy disdain this administration has shown. It’s hard enough to interpret the views of our own voters — South Carolina Democratic primary anyone? — the motives of foreigners are even more mysterious.

Independent Obama voters who bought into the “restore our standing in the world” gambit, might find this dwindling popularity of Obama in the Muslin world instructive.

And how’s that apology tour with all the waiter’s bow’s working out? Says Charen:

OK, popularity is slipping, but perhaps the apology tour/charm offensive has yielded dividends in policy support? Not so much. Syria has clutched Iran even closer to her bosom than before and has recently transferred Scud missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon — all while the U.S. continues to grovel to al-Assad. Iran is racing toward nuclear status while essentially dropping the fig leaf of “peaceful” energy. Turkey, the Muslim nation with the warmest ties to the West, has accelerated its turn toward jihadism. Brazil has spurned the U.S. by embracing Iran and Turkey.

Machiavelli provides ballast for Jefferson: “And that prince who bases his power entirely on … words, finding himself completely without other preparations, comes to ruin.”

A liberal colleague once pouted to me during conversation about the Iraq war, “alot of people are mad at us.”

Well, sure. But we cannot protect ourselves or make decisions regarding our national self-interests based on what European anti-semites and leftist academics are saying. Our president’s cannot base decisions and policy as if he’s rush chairman.


This post was written by bobsikes on June 22, 2010

DEMOCRAT TAKEDOWN: Regarding the party’s loyal lap dog media

Howie Carr’s compare and contast are worth reading. Here’s a few:

When Bush mispronounced a word (like nuclear) – more proof he is a complete cowboy moron.
When Obama mispronounces a word (like corpsman) – how dare you even bring this up, racist?!

That’s one of my favorites.

Media reviews of Bush’s handling of Katrina – he hates black people. Media reviews of Obama’s handling of the oil spill – Halliburton did it.

Utter genious by those Dem flack-hacks masquerading as journalists, eh?

Democrat women elected under Bush – a triumph of feminism. Republican women elected under Obama – a setback for feminism

That one’s just for themselves. Probably won’t resonate with actual voters.

Criticizing Bush – the highest form of patriotism. Criticizing Obama – hate speech. Who caused Bush’s problems? – Bush. Who causes Obama’s problems? – Bush.

Always an encore among the Dem faithful in the newsroom.


This post was written by bobsikes on June 20, 2010

What? Palestinians don’t mind settlements?

Don’t tell Obama and his Middle East mentors. But here’s something from Evelyn Gordon. She’s looking at polling results and dispatching myths:

MYTH: Palestinians’ prime concern is ending Israeli settlement construction. In fact, the poll found a huge majority, 60% to 38%, opposing a ban on Palestinians working in the settlements; in the West Bank, where the settlements actually are, support dropped to 34% percent. And since Palestinians work in the settlements almost exclusively in construction, the obvious implication is that they prefer construction to continue, so that they can have jobs.

Why? Because most Palestinians’ actual prime concern is supporting their families (something that really shouldn’t surprise those liberals who believe all people want the same things), and the settlements are a major employer. It will be years before the Palestinian economy is capable of providing an alternative. Thus by demanding a freeze on settlement construction now, Barack Obama and his European counterparts are merely generating massive Palestinian unemployment. It turns out that Palestinians would rather they didn’t.

Then why the hell did the Obami get so exercised over new construction?

Gordon’s “something that really shouldn’t surprise those liberals who believe all people want the same things” might explain why.


This post was written by bobsikes on June 18, 2010

DEMOCRAT TAKEDOWN: Why don’t they love us?

From Pete Wehner writing in the Commentary Magazine Blog:

But there really isn’t a mystery to all this. The public has now lived under the rule of the Democrats for 17 months. Voters have seen their philosophy up close and personal. They have seen the indiscipline, the profligacy, the misleading claims, the weakness abroad, and failure piling up upon failure. And they are utterly rejecting it, for a perfectly good reason: contemporary (as opposed to classical) liberalism is a deeply flawed philosophy that extracts a high human cost

A new category for me.

The power that Nancy Pelosi has in the party is astonishing. Her ability to get her members on board with legislation that is a loser back home is something to behold. It’s not going well, and the Republican party hasn’t made her an issue yet. 527’s are really going after Rick Scott here in Florida in defense of the floundering Bill McCollum. Since it seems that Michael Steele hasn’t been the fund raiser the GOP had hoped, 527’s may be doing the party’s dirty work in the fall. Nonetheless, it won’t be hard to run against Pelosi in congressional races.


This post was written by bobsikes on June 18, 2010