Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Obama threatened by Tea Party--White House frets about coming Republican majority
Posted on 07/12/2010 6:28:43 PM PDT by jazusamo
Reality won a rare victory against the White House on Sunday when President Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, admitted
that the November 2010 congressional elections will be a tough time for Democrats. "There's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control," he said. "There's no doubt about that."
The sea change in the public mood has come about because the ruling party's policies are deeply unpopular. Democrats and willing media outlets are promoting the idea that an "anti-incumbent" mood has seized the public, but this is not true. Incumbents aren't the problem; Americans are objecting to the hard-left policies, programs and legislation pushed by the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress. Analysts peddled the same generic "anti-incumbent" line to explain Democratic defeats in the 1994 midterm election until they noticed that not a single Republican in Congress had lost a seat. A "throw the bums out" election may target a very specific group of bums.
The Tea Party movement has crystallized public discontent. It arose as a genuine grass-roots citizens protest, of the type that Obama supporters extolled ad nauseam in 2008 until their grass roots withered. Democratic operatives denounced Tea Party adherents as bitter, racist, white-trash losers, the kind of people who, as then-candidate Barack Obama said in 2008, "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." This exercise in racial profiling was short-circuited by an April 2010 New York Times poll that showed Tea Partiers tend to be better educated and more affluent than the population as a whole. Liberals had to come to grips with the fact that those who opposed their "enlightened rule" were not just dimwitted red-state rubes.
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We the People are getting the WH WeeWee’d up.
Obama and/or his advisers had to know that what he was proposing to do during his first years would cause an American voter backlash. I think this is all part of his overall scheme to make the US the next banana republic and the upcoming elections will be no surprise to him. IHMO
So now he’ll send the Thugs after us. Prepare the tar & feathers.
Obama fears the Tea Party for good reason.
The NAACP brands the Tea Party as racist. That race card worked 50 years ago, but no more.
The NAACP has lost what little credibility it had.
Obama drops lower in the polls.
America knows the truth.
I don’t know how many, you lib moonbats...but we’re coming. You freaks of nature need some controls put on you. Leave us alone.
Obamacare, expiration of "Bush tax cuts," obama tax increases, inflation, continuing unemployment, fascist regulatory bureaucrats heave into action.
IOW, we get the House just when everything goes to shit, courtesy of the 60-odd million idiot scumbags who voted for obama.
I missed Rush’s show today. Nice to know that all my years studying at the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies were not wasted. LOL!
No Sh#t Sherlock!
OR: Republicans/conservatives work like the dickens from now until 2012 and well beyond to reform the government, institute crucial financial reforms (including some that really hurt, but which will put us back in control of our own destiny), undo the mess and maybe save the Republic??
Not all of them have come to grips with reality. The NAACP is right now voting on a resolution that will declare the Tea Party movement to be controlled by white supremacists and racists.
And MObama is the guest of honor.
Oh, stop with the martial law paranoia already.
Obama would need a loyal army equal to 90 million gun-owning Americans to pull that off. Every single federal bureaucracy and agency would also have to be on board with it. The two other co-equal branches of our government would have to be onboard with it. Every state and municipal law enforcement agency would have to be on board with it.
To top it all off, the American people would have to all willingly lay down their arms and surrender to a force that would be many, many orders of magnitude smaller than they collectively are.
There was a thread here the other night with a well crafted article addressing this very subject. The logic and reasoning were airtight. There will be no declaration of martial law, nor will the November elections be postponed by Obama.
Bottom line....he does not have the power to pull it off.
Won’t the tribe protect the racist from those uppity whiteys? Nation of Islam, with the backing of the Justice Department seys so.
I beg to differ -They really believed that the time was ripe to proffer their version of America, having had 40 years to dumb down the electorate and create generations of dependents on the federal government (not to be confused with Uncle Sam, which they despise). These are the true believers in their own version of Marx, Alinsky, etal. With the “right” people in charge, socialism or Communism-lite can work. It has worked in their senior thesis from Harvard for years. It has worked in their spreadsheets in economics. It works, they believe in their hearts, as sure as there is day. But they have never factored in, let alone began to think of, the American Spirit, which has been placed in hearts of man by his Creator, which causes men to yearn to be FREE. Free of these Harvard types micromanaging their lives. Free to make life choices like wiping with more than two squares of paper (Sears Roebuck catalogues offered more than that, not so long ago)!! Free of the elites opinions of them or their theory about the bitterness and clinging to their guns and Bibles.
I think they really jumped the shark this time. We will respond.
Good one jaz. “No doubt about that.” Thanks for posting this article.
Gosh, I tried to read your response ... would have had a greater impact if you would have introduce the idea of a paragraph into your response.
“Bottom line....he does not have the power to pull it off.”
Sure he does....and he’ll have lots of help doing it. Never let a crisis (manufactured or otherwise) go to waste.
Alas, I am convicted of my stream of conscience writing. Deepest apologies, dear sir, for my lack of paragraphical writings.
Sure he does....and hell have lots of help doing it.
His help had better number in the tens of millions if he wants to institute a full-blown dictatorship in America.
Care to explain where he's going to get an army of millions, loyal to him, and willing to go to war with 90 million armed citizens?
“His help had better number in the tens of millions if he wants to institute a full-blown dictatorship in America.
Care to explain where he’s going to get an army of millions, loyal to him, and willing to go to war with 90 million armed citizens?”
Never let a crisis go to waste....
“... many organizations showed themselves only too willing to anticipate the [Gleichschaltung] process and to “coordinate” themselves in accordance with the expectations of the new era. By the autumn, the Nazi dictatorship ... had been enormously strengthened. What is striking is not how much, but how little, Hitler needed to do to bring this about ... Hitler took remarkably few initiatives. Kershaw p. 469.”
I ask you where Obamas going to get an army of millions, loyal to him, and willing to go to war with 90 million armed citizens, and you post some history from Hitler’s Germany?
As long as you’re relying on that historical precedent, you should know that Hitler managed to disarm the German population before he sealed the lid on his dictatorship.
It appears that you’ve now got two questions to answer. How’s he going to disarm the American public, and what multi-million man army is he going to do it with?
And if you’re thinking that the American public would hand over their guns without a real fight, let me give you this thought to chew on...
Even if 90% of Americans willingly gave up their firearms, that would still leave a citizen army of 9 million armed and very, very motivated freedom fighters. And, you can bet your last dollar that the 9 million who refused to relinquish their weapons would be the fiercest among us.
Remember, that’s 9 million armed and angry warriors, who most likely would be the cream of the crop of American citizenry.
You’re going to tell me that you honestly believe that The One has a 9 million man army in reserve somewhere? Seriously...
It can be done ask Christie Gov. Of New Jersey
Obama is about to go after the Tea Party as a legitimate target of warfare.
The Tea Party is like a combination of radar, the first operational jets and heat seeking missiles, and Obama de Fuhrer knows that his enemy has a technological edge.
All he can do is either steal it or create his own, and I am getting just that feeling that Michelle is trying to create a NAACP version of a leftist Tea Party.
“...courtesy of the 60-odd million idiot sc*mbags who voted for obama.”
The word “scu*bags” is barely adequate to describe them.
Some say that the White House may want Republicans to win to have the resulting gridlock as a campaign issue.
Balderdash. You can get killed by incoming if you are in a bunker on defense.
“Martial law ushers in new, totalitarian pretend-president/puppet/dictator???”
Oh, oh. King obuma is about to unleash his fearsome Fat Welfare Momma Division? Can they be pursuaded to give up the afternoon soaps to attack Texas? Can the potato chip bags and two litter Cokes be pried from their cold, greasy fingers?
I think you FR ladies can take of this.
Exactly, he’s having enough trouble holding things together with a comfortable majority in both Houses.
When he loses the House he’s going to have the headache of investigations of at least some of his appointed thugs.
Come on November!
I have posted over 11K comments and have yet to post anything life changing, important or even relevant. That has to be some kind of record
Soon to be 12K ... LOL!