A bad day for Democrats

I mentioned that the only news I get here comes from the New York Times digest that’s handed out to interested passengers. I don’t have a copy at hand, but if my memory serves me, this is what I read:

1. House Republicans are standing firm against the President’s effort to spend his way out of the endless recession. The NYT thinks this is a bad thing. I think it’s great except that Senate Democrats will not agree to any of these cuts. Stalemate awaits us at summer’s end. The media will ensure that the public blames the Republicans for trying to stop a spendthrift president from bankrupting America.

2. Al Qaeda is resurgent in Iraq, the country that Obama abandoned after our troops spilled their blood there to achieve victory. Obama purports to love Lincoln so much, but I believe that Lincoln would have taken one look at Obama and understood immediately that Obama is the type of leader who snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. What Lincoln would not have understood is that this doesn’t come about because of incompetence. Instead, defeat is Obama’s ultimate goal.

3. The Democrats’ best minds are trying to overcome the fact that America’s young people, many of whom are under employed or unemployed have no intention of finding ObamaCare by buying overpriced health insurance that they don’t think they need (especially because a large percentage of them get to extend their adolescence through to 26, before they’re kicked off of Mom’s and Dad’s policies. Without them, of course, ObamaCare is a shell.

Incidentally, the NYT frames the problem as a risk to Obama’s “legacy” (the NYT’s word, not mine). Whether this situation creates a risk to America itself doesn’t seem to matter to the hyper-partisan Times.

4. Recent revelations about Anthony Weiner’s latest round of sexcapades have made him so toxic that even the NYT has been forced to disown him as a viable mayoral candidate. Weiner’s current stance is that he will not retire from the contest. I’m left wondering if this creates an opening for the Republican mayoral candidate in New York. Heh.

5. This isn’t about the NYT, but it occurred to me that, if Obama wants to emulate Norway’s virtually free health care and its absolutely free higher education, he should follow the Norwegian example and “drill, baby, drill.” Americans might be more amenable to the Norway’s “socialism” if we too were floating away on seas of black gold.

Reading the paper left me feeling that Democrats are not having a good time of it right now. I’d like to gloat, but because Democrats hold two of three levers of power (White House and Senate), with a Supreme Court resting in Roberts’ damaged hands and Kennedy’s unprincipled ones, the current situation means that, whether Democrats win or lose for the next couple of years, our nation still suffers.

Sigh. . . .

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  • Charles Martel

    I’d add another lever of power: the press. Even though few people trust the media, if the only source of information you have is a compulsive liar who shouts at you constantly, a part of you often accepts what he says because of its sheer repetition. Goebbels was right about how constantly repeating a big lie eventually makes it a big truth. 

  • MacG

    Wiener seems to have taken something for his election dysfunction and is experiencing something longer than a four hour election cycle which is unfortunate for all of us…Where is Obamacare when you really need it?
     
    Abosolutley free higher education for Denmark at least has the unspoken caveat that if you get good grades you get free education.  They are not about to waste the money on neer do wells that would rather smoke dope in Amsterdam in the red light district to get their parents off of their back than earn a degree. If we instituted that policy we might have to pay for about two or three degrees a year…

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    A bad day for Democrats is when American patriots save slaves from slavery and free them. The Democrats don’t like things like that. Makes them afraid for their property in DC and Detroit.