September 17, 2010

An Election To Remember

It is amazing how a self-stylied community organizer such as Obama failed to see the nation-wide community organizing that was going on right under his nose in the guise of the Tea Party. There are only two reasons for this: detachment and/or incompetence. I suspect a lot of both was at play.

The Dems are in full panic mode right now as they see the iceberg approaching. It wasn't so much that the ocean was free of obstructions such as this, minor ones are encountered all the time and are easily dismissed. It's just that this one is so big and was created so quickly outside the normal iceberg channels.

Iceberg specialists disregarded this one until it was too late. The Captain and his Lieutenants mocked any chance that this particular iceberg could damage such a great ship under his command. Ignoring all warnings, he steamed straight ahead.

Now the lifeboats are being readied, emergency rations distributed, flares are popping off, the crew is dogging the watertight doors and the Captain is on the lido deck with the band practicing "Nearer My God To Thee."

Even before Christine O’Donnell handily defeated Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in an epic upset Tuesday night, the Tea Parties, all of them, had already won. No matter what happens in the midterm elections on Nov. 2, the Tea Party has moved the Democrats to the right and the Republicans even more so, and President Obama’s agenda is dead.

Anger from disaffected conservatives who sat quietly through eight years of the surplus-to-deficit presidency of George W. Bush bubbled up immediately after Obama took office. All it took was the unprecedented $787 billion stimulus package, and before Obama could mark his first 100 days in office, a movement was born. Some of the already angry yet newly active were libertarian supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), and almost all of them were fuming over the Troubled Asset Relief Program of 2008, the bipartisan bailout of Wall Street that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) voted for and that his running mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), supported.

What debuted in nationwide protests on April 15, 2009, has taken less than 18 months to become the current driving force in American politics. The Tea Party insurgency will not only cost Democrats dozens of seats in Congress, and likely their majority — it will define the coming GOP presidential nominating process, determine the direction of the GOP for years to come and threaten any remaining plans Obama has for sweeping reforms of education, energy policy or our immigration system.

It will be every Democrat for himself.


Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, you fascist right-wing racist. Beautiful.

sig94 said...

Nickie - to tell the truth, I was gonna lead off with a gigundo Lipton decafe. But how do you cram a teabag through a three quarter inch steel plated hull?

King of New York Hacks said...

They could all do the old Nestea xP

Doom said...

I could write 3 paragraphs. Actually, I did. Then I erased that to just say... yep. And thank God for the Tea Party, and holding on to principles.

sig94 said...

King Hacks - sure 'nuf. As long as they don't come up. Now that's refreshing ... the Constitution.

sig94 said...

Doom - Amen to that. The American people all on their own decided they had enough and they ain't gonna take it anymore. When millions upon millions reach that point all together, well, something's gonna happen. And you better not get in their way.

Anonymous said...

It is fun to watch because it's too late to avoid the iceberg. I want all of you to enjoy the ride these next few weeks.

The Tea Party and furious conservatives in general have played a large role in this, but in a lot of ways what Obama and Co. have done is kinda like gravity.

The stimulus, the Healthcare debacle, the ignoring the will of overwhelming majorities on issue after issue ... the GZ mosque ... they've lost it. Unbridled liberalism (we've been on a slow boil for a long while but the heat has just gone way up) puts the country in jeopardy. All can see it out in the open now. Obama is indeed an advertisement for hope and change, after all.