Skip to comments.Obama's 'Blue Wall' Locks in Democratic Gains
Posted on 01/25/2009 8:08:27 PM PST by Publius804
Obama's 'Blue Wall' Locks in Democratic Gains
Led by President Obama, Democrats are leveraging the nations economic crisis and the aura of inaugural goodwill to build a blue political wall new constituencies dependent on expanding government programs that could lock in 2008 Democratic political gains for decades to come.
Unless Republicans act to counter those initiatives, pundits and pollsters warn, they could find themselves on an extended vacation from power in Washington.
The combination of former Rep. Rahm Emanuel, described by former Bush adviser Karl Rove as a sharp-edged partisan, and President Obamas strategic mindset, could spell big trouble for Republicans hoping to return to the majority.
Shortly after being appointed Obamas chief of staff, Emanuel declared at an executive forum: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think that could not do before.
The administrations plan to take advantage of the financial meltdown centers around Democrats proposed $825 billion stimulus package, which the Wall Street Journal reports has given Obama a unique opportunity granted almost none of his predecessors. Because of the economic crisis, he is meeting an unusual array of promises almost immediately, including heavy investments in energy and other priorities.
At the very least, this gives Obama an early boost in building a record of accomplishment for his first term, countering GOP charges that hes failed to live up to expectations. Perhaps more significantly, some programs Democrats are rubberstamping appear aimed at solidifying Obamas recent political gains.
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‘rats doling out political favors, hundreds of billions of dollars at a time. Nice.
Just look at how long leftists continue to completely control Massachusetts. The Massachusetts GOP has also been profoundly weak for a very long time with no end in sight. With leftists now in complete political control at the federal level, it’s also as if “Massachusetts politics” has officially gone national.
Odd, isn’t it that Obama and crew are turning out to be the same old thugs.
This is the plan they work here in Maryland, possibly a national model; take money from the whole state and redistribute among urban centers of Baltimore, PG county and Montgomery county.
The rest of the state can go scratch. The dems only need those 3 metro areas to control the whole thing.
Redistricting and potential voter fraud have left us with a congressional delegation of 7 to 1, Dems to Pubbies. There are going to be some very angry conservatives if we don’t flip some seats in 2010!
The Democrats have the votes and if they want this stimulus package they will get it. The package will be loaded with Socialist pork and Socialist programs that will fail.
Obama needs Republican names to attach to this and sadly he will be probably get them. Republicans should only submit tax breaks, play nice but never sign onto this. Two to Fours years down the road we do not want Obama to be able to point to the colossal failure this will be and say, “this was a bipartisan effort that the Republicans were in on and we all tried our best”.
Amnesty for the illegal aliens will be part of the first 100 days.
Don’t forget the assistance the leadership of the Republican Party has provided and will continue to provide the Democrats. Republicans will be in the minority, with that excuse for not stopping what Obama plans for America.
Those sleazy, greasy Washinton politicians care about holding on to their power. Any of them who care about their constituents are in the minority.
These creeps, while American ciizens are sinking financially, have arranged salary increases for themselves without having to vote for them. As far as I am concerned, the Wahington elite represent an ongoing criminal enterprise.
It wouldn’t surprise me, though honestly I expected the same from McCain. What I want to see is total border lockdown. I think it’s time for the state governments to take matters into their own hands.
I agree with that. Amnesty is a coming. Brace yourself.
The 0rats are counting their chickens before the eggs are laid, or something like that. Misery will trump media in the arena of public opinion. Just watch what happens when people are scared out of their wits.
Yeah, it worked splendidly for the GOP the last 8 years /sarc.