Skip to comments.Puke politics: Hugh Hewitt on Democratic lying, buffoonery in Calif. recall, beyond
Posted on 09/10/2003 6:56:00 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe, has to be paid at least in part by Republicans. His buffoonery never stops, and he never appears on national television without the GOP gaining ground in the public opinion wars.
Now he has an understudy, California Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres. Together, these two have set a level of performance for party hacks so low as to make all future occupants of their offices appear skilled beyond belief.
On Sunday's "Meet the Press" appearance, McAuliffe first admitted to routinely lying whenever he makes electoral predictions. His job is to say the Democrats are going to win, he said, no matter what the facts are in any particular race. This wonderful moment of candor for McAuliffe establishes what everyone has known for a long time this Clinton-trained, Clinton-appointed talking head is a liar, and he's not even ashamed to admit it. Give him credit for telling the truth just this once. It will be a useful clip to save and play the next time he unleashes a parade of falsehoods.
McAuliffe followed up this stunning admission with a description of Arnold Schwarzenegger as pro-choice, pro-homosexual and anti-gun. Now why would a practiced partisan like McAuliffe bother to describe Arnold this way? Because he's counting on the Tombots to throw the California recall to Cruz Bustamante. Terry McAuliffe is counting on the die-hard McClintockistas to deliver the day to Cruz and the way left politics that Cruz represents.
Art Torres has been studying the Clinton-McAuliffe technique and, Friday last, he trotted it out on "Hardball with Chris Matthews," opposite of the almost invariably upbeat and courteous California Congressman David Dreier.
But Dreier was on the hunt for Torres' scalp Friday, and he got it with an assist from Matthews. Torres had labeled Arnold a "known sexual predator" earlier in the week, and neither Matthews or Dreier would let this scurrilous charge from a bottom-feeder pass, and credit to both of them for pressing the matter. Confronted with his shameful remarks, Torres could only filibuster and talk loudly over Dreier and past Matthews.
Both exchanged knowing looks that told the audience that Torres is part of the diseased hierarchy of the California Democratic Party one that counts the hate-filled operative Bob Mulholland and the accent-attacking Gray Davis among its leadership. Torres just put on prime-time display his own brand of repugnant tactics, the sort which Democratic Attorney General Bill Lockyer himself a screamer and a schemer has branded "puke politics."
As Campaign 2004 gears up, the Democratic Party is deep into a swamp of hard-left politics and brass-knuckled machine tactics. Contrast these performances with the upbeat optimism of Arnold and the dignified call to continued resolve in the war against the terrorists issued by the president on Sunday night. It is a comparison that bodes very well for the center-right in California and across the country.
What McAuliffe and Torres are telling you is that neither of them, nor the party they represent, nor the eventual nominee of that party for the president can be trusted to tell the truth. Not in small things and most certainly not in large ones.
As my just-turned-four-year-old would say, "Ayup, a-that's right."
It also is, I think, the undeniable fact the scorched-earthers here least like to have pointed out.
Happy Birthday to him or her from all of us here in FReeperland ;-)
My, Hugh certainly does have a way with words!!
My simplest answer: is it better to get ZERO of the ten things you want done, done; or to get one of the ten things done?
Clearly the latter. And for me, Schwarzenegger will surely do MORE than one, though not nearly ten.
Otherwise, see this post of mine.
It isn't the decision I'd prefer to be making, by a long shot. But I've no problem about making it.
Happy Birthday to Jonathan!
You must be one proud parent, friend.
"...McAuliffe followed up this stunning admission with a description of Arnold Schwarzenegger as pro-choice, pro-homosexual and anti-gun.See also:
Now why would a practiced partisan like McAuliffe bother to describe Arnold this way?
Because he's counting on the Tombots to throw the California recall to Cruz Bustamante.
Terry McAuliffe is counting on the die-hard McClintockistas to deliver the day to Cruz and the way left politics that Cruz represents..." - Hugh Hewitt
Eyewitness News Exclusive Poll (McClintock at 16 percent)
KABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | 09/09/2003
Posted on 09/09/2003 10:22 PM PDT by kingu
According to our EXCLUSIVE EYEWITNESS NEWS POLL, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the frontrunner in the recall election.
The statewide poll found that 62 percent are in favor of removing Governor Davis. 37 percent believe he should stay.
Schwarzenegger leads the recall candidates with 39 percent, Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante gets 29 percent, State Senator Tom Mcclintock, 16 percent, Peter Ueberroth, who has now dropped out, 6 percent, and Arianna Huffington, 3 percent...
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Schwarzenegger leads the recall candidates with 39 percent, Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante gets 29 percent, State Senator Tom Mcclintock, 16 percent, Peter Ueberroth, who has now dropped out, 6 percent, and Arianna Huffington, 3 percent.
Schwarzenegger leads the recall candidates with 45 percent, Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante gets 29 percent, State Senator Tom Mcclintock, 11 percent, Peter Ueberroth, 6 percent, and Arianna Huffington, 3 percent.
Okay I don't know what the plus or minus on this is, so let's take it at face value.
In the last two weeks Schwarzenegger has lost 6%. McClintock has gained 5%. Bustamante is still at 29%.
On face value it appears that in four weeks we might expect Schwarzenegger will lose 12% and McClintock will gain 10% if current trends continue. That will give Schwarzenegger 27% and McClintock 26%.
I can think of two groups who will be thrilled with this.
BTW: The absentee vote goes into it's third day in a little less than one hour.
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I was inclined to support Arnold at first. However, I'm getting tired of hearing folks post that californians should vote without regard for their beliefs. To date, the only area Arnold might be in agreement with me is taxes - and his refusal to promise 'No New Taxes' makes me wonder on that.Bite your tongue!
If the only reason to vote for Arnold is that he isn't Buste, then perhaps the best vote is NO to recalling Davis...
MANY of us plan to vote for Arnold to get rid of Bustamante AND Davis - and to start flushing the cancer of RAT control out of Sacramento.Arnold is not on our side on MANY of the issues, but he is the only weapon in our current inventory to use to do this important job.
See also my Star Trek metaphor.HERE is part on an OLD episode best applies to our current situation, IMHO, from Operation: Annihilate!:
The thing [Gray Davis] won't die,
even at temperatures and radiation
which would burn Spock and your nephew to ashes.
I can't accept that, Bones.
We've got 14 science labs aboard this ship.
The finest equipment and computers in the galaxy.
I understand your concern --
your affection for Spock,
the fact that your nephew
is the last survivor of your brother's family.
No, no, Bones.
There's more than two lives at stake here.
I cannot let it spread beyond this colony,
even if it means destroying
a million people down there.
Captain 's Log. Stardate 3289.8.
I am faced
with the most difficult decision of my life.
Unless we find a way to destroy the creatures
without killing their human hosts,
my command responsibilities
will force me to kill over a million people.
I regret I see no other choice, Captain.
We already know this thing has destroyed three civilizations.
I want it stopped, too,
but not at the cost of destroying a million people. [electing Bustamante to replace Davis]
Including myself, Doctor,
and Captain Kirk's young nephew.
but once it spreads past here,
there are dozens of colonies beyond
and billions of people.
If killing 5 people saves 10,
it's a bargain.
Is that your simple logic?
I will accept neither of those alternatives, gentlemen.
I cannot let this thing expand beyond this planet,
nor do I intend to kill a million people to stop it.
I want another answer.
I'm putting you gentlemen on the hot seat with me.
I want that third alternative.
Sorry, Jim. We've been over and over it,
made every conceivable test.
I therefore request permission to beam down to the planet's surface
and that your nephew accompany me.
I do not make this request lightly.
I do not know how much longer
I can hold out against the pain.
But I do know what the boy will go through
should he regain consciousness.
There must be another answer.
in the sun ...
killed that thing
before the Denevan died.
We've tried ...heat,
What other qualities or properties
does the sun have?
It exists physically.
It occupies space,
it has mass, therefore, gravity.
It converts matter to energy.
Jim, we've been through it and through it.
Radiation, heat ...
But one other thing you haven't mentioned.
It radiates a blinding light if you're close enough.
Nothing lethal about light.
Not to us. But down on the surface,
the creatures stayed in the shadows for the most part.
Suppose ... they weren't simply hiding.
Suppose they're sensitive to light,
light, like in a sun close up.
You can't move Deneva closer to the sun, Jim.
But you can move the sun's equivalent to Deneva!
Yes. In essence it can be done --
a string of satellites around the planet
with burning trimagnesite and tritium.
Well, I can rig a test cubicle in a bio lab,
put our specimen in it.
But I don't --
Let's get on it.
Your figures are, of course, accurate.
The light of the sun
at the proximity where the Denevan declared himself free
was 1 million candles per square inch.
If this works,
the satellites we orbit will produce light of such intensity
that even someone in a closed, darkened area
will be affected by it.
Put on your masks.
We can do it.
What's the matter, Jim? We can do it!
It worked. In a lab.
With the creature exposed to everything we can give it.
But what about the people who are infected?
Well, I don't know. Maybe trial --
There's no time for maybes, Bones.
We need to know now.
But I'd have to put a --
Yes, we'd have to put someone who's infected under that light.
Do you have any idea of the risk?
We have to duplicate the conditions on the planet.
And Spock ...
You'll need a host
for the next step in the test
to determine whether the creature
can be driven from the body.
I am the logical choice.
Do you know what 1-million candlelight per square inch
can do to your optic nerves?
There's no other way, Bones.
We have to duplicate the brilliance that existed
at the moment the Denevan declared himself freed.
All right. I'll rig up a protective pair of goggles.
There'll be none on the planet's surface, Doctor.
I agree completely.
Unfortunately, you're both right.
It's the only thing we can do.
All right, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock's the best first officer in the fleet.
Completed. [October 7]
Spock, are you all right?
The creature within me is gone. [Gray Davis is recalled]
I am free of it ...
and the pain.
And I'm also
quite blind. [Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor]
An equitable trade, Doctor.