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Blumenthal & Pelosi Showcase Democrat’s Incompetence
Flopping Aces ^ | 10-12-10 | Vince

Posted on 10/12/2010 6:21:41 PM PDT by Starman417

There is an old adage that goes something like this: It’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re stupid than to open your mouth and prove them right.

Thankfully for America not all Democrats are paying that adage much heed, and just in time for the election. Last week Linda McMahon, the GOP candidate for US Senate from Connecticut did the voters of her state a great service. She asked Richard Blumenthal, her Democrat opponent, a simple question: “How do you create a job?His answer, if you can call it that, was a minute and a half of television gold, which would have been suitable for Laugh In were it still on the air:

“A job is created, and it can be in a variety of ways by a variety of people. But principally by people and businesses in response to demand for products and services. And the main point about jobs in Connecticut is, we can and we should create more of them by creative policies. And that's the kind of approach that I want to bring to Washington… I know about how government can help preserve jobs. And I want programs that provide more capital for small business, that are tax policies that will promote creation of jobs, stronger intervention by government to make sure we use the Made in America policies and Buy America policies to keep jobs here rather than buying products that are manufactured overseas.”

At the beginning you think he might almost be stumbling into the right answer only to watch him find his bearings and focus so that by the end it's crystal clear that he has no idea how to create jobs. The key phrase in his answer is “stronger intervention of government”. Dick Blumenthal in one moment of clarity demonstrates the typical Democratic approach to solving every problem in the country: Government intervention. Despite decades of failed examples of government intervention in virtually every aspect of the American economy, Democrats still seem unmoved by actual evidence of failure and cling to their progressive notions that nirvana is to be found at the end of a bureaucrat’s pen.

If Blumenthal were the only one then you could make the argument that he was an outlier and that most Democrats aren’t of that cloth. Luckily he’s not the only one who opened his mouth this week to demonstrate Democratic ineptitude. He was joined by Nancy Pelosi as she responded to Newt Gingrich. In a note to GOP candidates Gingrich suggested they make the campaign about the “Democratic Party of food stamps and the Republican Party of paychecks.” He points out that when Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats took over Congress: ‘Unemployment was 4.6% and food stamp usage was around 26.5 million Americans. Today, the unemployment rate is 9.6% and over forty million Americans are on food stamps.

Pelosi responded and in very short order demonstrated exactly how Democrats put us in this position in the first place: "It is the biggest bang for the buck when you do food stamps and unemployment insurance. The biggest bang for the buck." The solution to all problems is government.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; mcmahon; pelosi

1 posted on 10/12/2010 6:21:50 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417
Delaware will have the State government they deserve..
If they elect a Marxist(coons), they deserve it..
2 posted on 10/12/2010 6:26:24 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Starman417
If Blumenthal, Pilosi were physicians, their most prescribed medications would be Demerol, Morphine and Hydrocordone.
3 posted on 10/12/2010 6:29:50 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Starman417
So that explains why Donna Brazille thinks Communist China is a great economy. They do what Blumethal and Pelosi want to do. Amazing.
4 posted on 10/12/2010 6:30:03 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: hosepipe
Pelosi may say stupid things but don't make the mistake of thinking of her as an incompetent fool. She railroaded the biggest leap toward Communism through the House that we've ever had. She has relentlessly pushed an extreme liberal agenda and has been successful. She is dangerous and needs to be stopped.
5 posted on 10/12/2010 6:35:05 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Starman417
forget incompetence... I just hate Pelosi with the heat of a thousand suns.
6 posted on 10/12/2010 6:41:45 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Starman417
We MUST stop taking the easy road and blaming Democrat messes on "incompetence". They are not "incompetent", they are socialists, communists, and tyrants -- everything they do is with intention and purpose. They are NOT bumbling along, trying with good intention to "help save" the economy. We on the Repub/conservative side have GOT to start pounding the message that the Democrat party is deliberately on the path of American destruction. Nothing less!
7 posted on 10/12/2010 6:45:46 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: workerbee

And they still don’t understand (or intentionally ignore) that you create jobs by growing business and Democrat policies seem bent on destroying business through high taxes and over-regulation.

8 posted on 10/12/2010 7:02:20 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OrangeHoof
Let's not forget the obvious.

Eight years of RINOS and feel good, get-along bipartisan idiots without the b---s to stand on principle.
Guilty and complicit by way of ignorance, lack of imagination and incompetence.

In a political war, play the inept Mr. nice guy and lose. There is only one "first" place.

9 posted on 10/12/2010 7:15:44 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Starman417; nutmeg; Biggirl; raybbr; RaceBannon; DTogo

Thanks for the post.

FYI here.

10 posted on 10/12/2010 7:29:09 PM PDT by mojo114 (On to November.)
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