Thursday, February 12, 2009

Maybe I'm missing something, but... 

What about this post leads to the conclusion that the GOP has "declared war" on the Obama administration? Even without the dispositive "late update," it is hard to see how the Judd affair reflects poorly on Republicans. Obama nominated the guy and then pulled the Census Bureau out from under the Commerce Department so that it could report directly into the White House. If the Bush administration had done such a thing the mainstream media (and Andrew Sullivan) would have gone completely batshit.* Judd's withdrawal, even if handled imperfectly and without "fair warning," hardly amounts to a GOP "declaration of war" on Obama. Not even close, at least by the standard of either The Left vs. Bush or The Right vs. Clinton. Get a grip.

* Apparently when the Democrats complained about "politicizing science," they did not mean statistics, economics, or demographics. Andrew Sullivan says that this is a bogus issue "driven by the paranoid GOP base." Really?

“If the president decides to have a new Census director report directly to him, that’s fine with me," said Rep. William L. Clay (D-Mo.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee that oversees the Census. "President Obama represented an entire state, and before that a State Senate district that had a large number of hard-to-enumerate people. He personally understands how damaging an undercount can be to a community and to our nation as a whole."

You can argue that the GOP base is driven by political self-interest, but not that it is paranoid. The Democrats are very explicitly saying that the move is intended to increase the census results of "hard-to-enumerate" people. Citizens are entitled to wonder whether people "enumerated" by sampling actually exist.


By Blogger Christopher Chambers, at Thu Feb 12, 08:26:00 PM:

Judd approached O man. I guess he was an American first, a Republican second...for a while. Census was politicized by the GOP back in the day (w/Judd Gregg leading the charge), not the Democrats, as a preemptive countermeasure against the very result we saw on 11/4. (I guess they didn't count on white people getting a clue and voting a Democrat into the White House).

O man is literally driving the GOP nuts on so many levels. This will push the party beyond the failed Gingrich Insurgency mode which couldn't even rock a douchebag like Bill Clinton. OK, Obama's black and we all know that in reality, a white douchebag usually trumps a good black guy, but it won't work this time either. I'm delighted with the situation. The Obama Derangement on the Hill, on Fox/Beck/radio and out in Dogpatch will push the GOP further to extremism. Radicial right wing pastors will roll back into vogue maing Huckabee look like a Unitarian or an atheist. The Susan Collins and other moderates will be purged, the 2012 nomination will go to Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber as her VP.

Then as if a Mayan Prophesy, it will be LBJ and Goldwater all over again, plus interest compounded (hell, Goldwater would spin in his grave at the sight of Sarah and Joe). Obama wins the biggest landslide in US History.

FYI, if you think that's fanciful, bug Rahm Emmanuel's office and you'll hear the same scenario played out. Of course, it could change if, as Dick Cheney seems to be hoping for based on his douchebag comments recently, al Qaida blows up a Michigan-Notre Dame football game at halftime. OK, maybe a Georgia-Florida game or Ol Miss-Auburn. All unlikely, and Obama could turn that to his advantage as well.

The folks in the White House aren't a carpetbagger-Negro crowd a la Reconstruction in 1870. We've learned our lesson, and a trick or two...

Oh and don't be surprised his Judd Gregg's eventual successor in the Senate is a Democrat.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Thu Feb 12, 08:29:00 PM:

Of course, it could change if, as Dick Cheney seems to be hoping for based on his douchebag comments recently, al Qaida blows up a Michigan-Notre Dame football game at halftime. OK, maybe a Georgia-Florida game or Ol Miss-Auburn. All unlikely, and Obama could turn that to his advantage as well.

That won't happen as long as Obama does not shut down the NSA's warrantless surveillance program.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Feb 12, 09:37:00 PM:

Does this mean we're the fifth column now?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Feb 12, 09:39:00 PM:

Not sure where Christoper Chambers was in the 1990s or if he even was alive then, but this looks like the makings of 1994 all over again -- like Clinton in his first 2 years, Obama is pushing hard to the left, eliciting token GOP buy-in and calling it "bipartisanship" while arrogantly touting hos own agenda, ignoring/downplaying the growing voter backlash. Unless the GOP does something incredibly stupid, fields weak candidates who can't handle media pressure, or Obama does something truly glorious for America, the GOP stands to make big gains in congress in 2010. Clinton suddenly became a center-left candidate after the GOP took control of congress --- he had to, in order to get any legislation passed.  

By Blogger Off2theSide, at Thu Feb 12, 09:53:00 PM:

Yea... the white house hasn't pulled the census card yet - however, they are considering it. Also, lets not forget the redlining that has been going on. Conflicts of interests at polling locations (i.e. 2000 & 2004), popular votes that contradict the electorate, and that the democratic policy of 'tax & spend' is different from the republican party's 'spend' policy - not only because it tries to generate the money to spend, but because it wants to spend in within our borders as opposed to some middle eastern country with mud huts.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Feb 12, 10:05:00 PM:

I guess like Obama Chris is smoking to much Maui Wowie. This is a capitalist republic, made so by the founding fathers and maintained by those who gave their blood thaqt we may remain free. Now an Articulate communist is spewing BS and fear and the media who has never forgiven the US for dethroning Russia jumped on this dope smoking lawyer as if he is the messiah.

If one constructs a timeline one will note that the funds that went to acorn to play their games started before 06 and low and behold by taking advantage of state residency laws,Demos won and our economy started to go downhill. COurse those POS said it was in the tank at 4.6% in nemployment. The housing bubble was caused by the demos and acorn putting pressure on financial institutes to give loans to those who cant afford them. Very nobel but as dumb as a rock. Now these same people want the funding of all these BS programs that do nothing to stimulate an economy. The ISsue is frozen credit and a disequilibreum between the supply and demand economies. The frozen credit was a direct result of the social lending to those who cant afford to pay it back. That and forgrin and union workers. Union labor costs are a f--ng joke. Non skilled factory repetition to build cars should not net out 80-90 bucks an hour. WHy bring in Forgrin IT when there are US IT that need work. Nothing against the Indian and Chinese IT staffs but there is better and more productive IT talent here.

Wait till Obamas lack of belief i n Islamic (his religion) terror comes home to roost. What will you whinny libs say then. WAe are not a communist nation so yes when a communist comes to power through our system and wants to turn our country into another failed communist state of course it is desired to sdee it fail. Why would anyone want the govt to run their economy and lives. Again it has failed everywhere it has been put into practice. WHy do you want it here.  

By Blogger Frank, at Thu Feb 12, 10:37:00 PM:

The article is stupid. Obama - er - O'Bummer - and I voted for him - is muffing his job. He is president - not king. Maybe he thinks he is president of some African country. I don't know. But this stimulus package sucks. Giving money to crooks. Mortgaging the U.S. of A. for this and future generations to give money to the banks. This guy sucks.  

By Blogger robert, at Thu Feb 12, 10:41:00 PM:

My wife and I own our home,no mortgage, no debt. We feel like we are being penalized by Obama's socialistic administration.

How do we get some of the handout?

All the crooks followed the money trail and go theirs.  

By Blogger PatD, at Thu Feb 12, 10:59:00 PM:

Stalin said "It is not the votes that count, but who counts the votes."

Obama's people believe "It is not the votes that count, but who counts the voters."  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Feb 12, 11:06:00 PM:

What in the world is O man? Does Christopher mean President Obama? Why must Democrats change everything. the nest thing you know they will changing the definition of common, everyday words, like "is" and "marriage".

I just hope they next census accurately report to the American people how many illegal immigrants are in the country and how many jobs they are taking. The Democrats will never let that truth slip out.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Feb 12, 11:14:00 PM:

When Rush Limbough, Sara Palin and Ann Coulter finish taking over the republican party leadership we can of coarse expect more of the same. Obama has done more than enough "reaching out". I'm certain now that there is no negotiating with these people. It does take two after all to negotiate.I say just ignore them. Let them live in their walled estates and fly on their private jets so they don't have to deal with us "riff raff" except when they want money or votes. MOST americans have finally seen the republicans for what they really are. Now they can die the slow death of the Whigs as they continue to pander to their "base".  

By Blogger Purple Avenger, at Thu Feb 12, 11:47:00 PM:

I've sampled the integers between 1 and 10 and determined that there are 37 of them.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Feb 12, 11:50:00 PM:

First, we must realize who is running the show. It ain't the Kenyan; it's Emanuel, the Chicago thug. Gregg and Clinton were given Obama positions to remove them from positions of opposition to Obama power.
Gregg appears to be a lot smarter than Hillie. Six months from now, there will be a crisis. Hillie will fail badly (why shouldn't she, she's just Bill's wife and an Arkie slick) and The Obama will accept her resignation, leaving her with nothing but the multi-millions the Clintons have extorted and stolen over the years.
Gregg, at least, has his Senate seat, a shot at a Republican block that can stop or limit the looting of American, and some personal pride.
Gregg=smart, Hillie=stupid!  

By Blogger Gary Rosen, at Fri Feb 13, 01:40:00 AM:

"We've learned our lesson, and a trick or two..."

Chrissy, you've turned a lot more tricks than that in your day.  

By Blogger Gary Rosen, at Fri Feb 13, 01:43:00 AM:

Anonymous 9:39 -

"Obama is pushing hard to the left, eliciting token GOP buy-in and calling it "bipartisanship" while arrogantly touting hos own agenda"

At first I thought it was a typo, but maybe not.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 13, 02:19:00 AM:

This is just the begining of the fall (or perhaps "Fail") of the Liberal Left Looney bin. Illegal-Fake-President O (born in Kenya) Bama will quite likely be remembered as a far bigger failure than GWB. At least GWB didn't penalize me for succeeding.

I for one will not support any politician that wants our Country to become the "Welfare States of America". And that, people, is exactly what the Liberal Democrats want to do. They will fail, because your life on the left will NOT get better, it will get worse.

At least if Rush, Palin, and Coulter take over the Republican party, I'll be able to keep what I earn and not be forced to feed some fool that does nothing but complain about what s/he hasn't got because s/he won't get up and get a friggin' job.

BTW, congrats to the Liberal Media for successfully manufacturing a recession when their wasn't one. Secondary congrats to Barney Frank (D) and his butt-buddy for making it all possible. Your jail cells will be waiting in four years.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 13, 02:31:00 AM:

Mr. Clay strikes me as an idiot. The only purpose of fixing "undercounts", when there is no evidence of such except in the delusions of leftists, is to estimate i.e. lie about the population in order to fix a permanent Democrat majority in the House and as many state legislatures as can be accomodated.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 13, 09:02:00 AM:

There could be some other things working in the background also. Take the time to read New Hampshire HCR 6 which would severely limit federal intervention in that state.

The White House wants to run the next census for monetary and political reasons. This is similar to changing the banking rules under Clinton so that people on welfare could qualify for home mortgages in certain districts. Those districts were authorized by Franklin Raines and Greenspan.

It's about how much money and how much liberty can be taken from the American people before there is a second American revolution.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 13, 09:23:00 AM:

I'm from N.H. and around these parts, "Thud" Gregg, (as he's known here) is just another Republican hack polician. Considering he approached Obama for the job, then claimed "philosophical differences" is just another Republican Dirty Trick, and "politics-as-usual" for a short-sighted, Republican stooge who got the job because his father was in politics. (Ha! just Dumbo W!)
Thanks Thud - for for playing dirty pool politics and keeping the country in a Republican-caused Depression ("Recession yeah right!)  

By Blogger Viking Kaj, at Fri Feb 13, 12:47:00 PM:

The Daley machine is famous for their "census" of Chicago grave yards during voter registration drives.

I'll bet you didn't know your dead grandmother could vote twice...  

By Blogger Viking Kaj, at Fri Feb 13, 12:48:00 PM:

Dictionary: O Man = Chicago Political Hack  

By Blogger Viking Kaj, at Fri Feb 13, 12:52:00 PM:

Dictionary: Hillary = Colin Powell

As we say in Chicago, keep your friends close, and your enemies in da Bears hug.

The Dems learned well from Rummie and Angler, they will get her out a limb and saw off the branch behind her.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 13, 01:36:00 PM:

If the GOP is going to declare war on the Democrats, the best way to accomplish victory is at the polls in 2010. Larry Sabato has a graph showing that only in three postwar presidencies (Kennedy, by a whisker, Nixon and Reagan) has the party holding the White House added Senators during an administration. So, the Democrats would normally expect to be losing seats in the Senate in the next poll. Unusually, though, the Democrats start with an advantage for the next election. The GOP has to find candidates that can win-- our country needs to be able to hope for some change!  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 13, 04:29:00 PM:

It is so unfair that Obama must be opposed by vicious partisan obstructionists, while Bush had the honor of always being opposed by the noblest (and most patriotic) motivation, principled dissent.  

By Blogger Off2theSide, at Fri Feb 13, 10:04:00 PM:

Here, here!


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