The Democrats and the bad massage

When I was studying for the State Bar exam, a long, long time ago, my mom suggested that I get myself a massage, to help me with the tension.  It seemed like a good suggestion, I so dutifully took myself to a highly recommended masseuse.

The masseuse began working on my neck, and I hit the ceiling:  “Ow!  That hurts, that hurts.”  Her response was interesting.  She could have said, Oh, I’m sorry.  I didn’t realize you were so stiff/sensitive.  Let me change my technique.”  (Adapting to failed circumstances.)  Or she could have said, “Yeah, I know that hurts, but this is the only way to bring down the muscle spasm.”  (Explaining why some pain was ultimately a good thing.)

What amazed me was that she didn’t do either of those things.  Instead, she said, “This is not supposed to hurt, it’s supposed to feel good,” and proceeded with exactly the same painful technique.  Narcissism in action. I, being wimp in action, lay there and let her hurt me.

If you think about it, though, her approach is precisely the same approach we’re seeing from the Democrats with regard to the economy.  They’re not stopping, examining the situation and changing tactics, despite the manifest evidence that their original tactics (spending America’s way out of debt) are not working.  They’re not explaining to the American people that the current pain is a necessary step along the way to America’s ultimate economic recovery (perhaps because they can’t make that statement with a straight face).  Instead, in the face of pain and failure, they’re telling us “this feels good, you’re getting better, this is the way it’s supposed to be.”

Although I was a wimp, which meant I put up with the pain while I was on her massage table, I was still a consumer with mobility in a marketplace.  Once I staggered out of there, I never went back.  Instead, I found a gentler, more effective masseuse.  (And I passed the Bar, which alleviated my stress considerably.)

Americans, however, have a very limited marketplace right now.  Unless they can get some Republicans into Congress post haste, they’re stuck with this bad massage until at least 2012.  If they’re really unlucky, by 2012, their fiscal muscles will be so damaged, it will take prolonged therapy to remedy them, if it’s even possible.

My point?  Vote.  Vote for the Republican.  Ignore the fact that your Republican is being slandered by opponents and by the media.  Ignore the fact that your Republican, who is a citizen new to the political process, may make some missteps.  Ignore the fact that your Republican might have some ideas with which you don’t agree.  In this unique election year, the only thing that matters is killing the Democratic majority.

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  • Marguerite

    Voting is #1.  But our Republican county headquarters is thrilled to have help doing many things on site as well as door-to-door canvassing and phone banks.  You can sign up for shifts of time and they are very appreciative!  Don’t just sit there Hoping for Change! If I can do it in this blue state, anyone can do it.

  • Kirk Strong

    Yes, BW and Marguerite!  Absolutely!  We must vote, volunteer and contribute whatever we can to Republicans whether or not they are as conservative as we would like.  It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of our nation is at stake.
    We have elected as President a man who hates America.  He was created by and is the creature of people who really do seek to destroy us.  Obama the narcissist is in love with the image of himself which he sees reflected by these people.  He will do whatever he must in order to maintain their favor.
    Check out “Prairie Fire, the Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism,” the 1974 manifesto of the Weather Underground written by William Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jeff Jones and Celia Sojourn.  It is very explicit about their goal of provoking a revolution in order to establish a socialist state.  Read also the one-star review of “Prairie Fire” on written by a person calling himself “Kungfoochimp” posted just a few weeks ago.

    These people and others like them are the ones who have shaped and continue to shape Obama’s policies.  These are the people with whom he has chosen to surround himself and to whom he has given access to levers of power.
    For our own sakes and the sake of our children, we must do whatever it takes to stop them.

  • JackMayo

    Isn’t this just an overall terrible massage by the 2 party system for the last 75 years or more?

  • Charles

    “In this unique election year, the only thing that matters is killing the Democratic majority.”


    I was watching the news the other night when I heard a politician (I forget who; But I know he was a Democrat) say that what we need to do is “tax the top income earners and use that money to build job creation programs.

    Seriously!? another “program”? more government? more taxes?

    It is like the needle is stuck on the same spot on the record and it is getting really annoying now.  I don’t care how badly we scratch the record it is time to pull that needle off.


    Get off the table.
    Get off the sofa.
    Get off the comfy chair.
    Get up – Stand up [ala Bob Marley]

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