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The Obama Steamroller: Is Resistance Futile?
American Thinker ^ | 2/27/09 | Richard Baehr

Posted on 02/27/2009 9:30:47 AM PST by alex

The political reality at the moment is that regardless of the wisdom or foolishness of what is or will be proposed by the Obama administration or Congress in the next two years, it will pass. This is the consequence for the GOP of losing elections and losing them big in both 2006 and 2008....

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: stupidity
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To: Paladin2

And we were going to “grow” out of the deficits created by Medicare part D and other entitlement spending.

51 posted on 02/27/2009 11:18:11 AM PST by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: alex; All
All of this is missing the point. Obama won because the MSM was solidly behind him and because McCain did not offer much of a alternative. The country is ratcheted to the left, not because of stupidity of Republicans, but because the Media is so uniformly leftist. When Democrats oppose Republicans, they are praised in the media. When Republicans oppose Democrats, they are stupid and obstructionist in the media.

The MSM is the ratchet that drives the country to the left. Even the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would have been popular except for the MSM trying to daily sell defeatism and cooperate with our enemies.

We must find a way around the MSM. Rush is good, but not enough. I do not think the MSM is imploding fast enough. I am open to suggestions.

52 posted on 02/27/2009 11:46:57 AM PST by marktwain
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To: alex
Bunch of whining nancies.

If you're not willing to fight, then shut up.
53 posted on 02/27/2009 11:54:00 AM PST by Antoninus (License is the ability to do whatever you want. Freedom is the right to do as you ought.)
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To: Antoninus

Pretty much agree with you on that one.

Hand-wringing and finger pointing doesn’t accomplish much.

Much better response is, well it’s happened. What are we each going to do about it?

54 posted on 02/27/2009 11:58:16 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Beware, world! I haz camera!)
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To: taildragger
Oh, yeah...Denny has a lobbying son. So he is guilty of Foley's crimes (or were they misdemeanors) and by all means lets get the commies in instead.


55 posted on 02/27/2009 1:34:39 PM PST by what's up
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To: sickoflibs

>That was a serious problem but you really believe that’s the ONLY problem?

Of course not. That would take an entire book, not a 20 second post.
Thank you for your post - bill

56 posted on 02/27/2009 1:58:35 PM PST by bill1952 (McCain and the GOP were worthless)
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To: sickoflibs; alex
not saying that the financial crisis bailout didnt hurt real bad, it did. But Iraq, high gas prices, the crash, the debt are all tied together in many voters minds.

Again, no. - Although I understand the overarching point that you are making.

All of those were simple excuses, projected as rational reasons, when the underlying dynamic was opined plainly and simply in 2004

“Anyone but Bush.”

It has simply morphed back into the more generic “Anyone but any republican.”

And Thats the way it is.

You can't beat a democrat nobody with a GOP nobody. - Period.

57 posted on 02/27/2009 2:07:27 PM PST by bill1952 (McCain and the GOP were worthless)
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To: bill1952; alex; djsherin; rabscuttle385; Paladin2
My point is that Bush was at the helm during many bad things, bad times. Some can be directly associated to him, some can indirectly, and some he gets the blame for just for being president with his own congress for 5-6 years. It was more than enough for democrats to put together to create a small set of narratives, the most effective one was “Bush was an idiot” and by 2007 with amnesty even I was repeating it. Bush while seen by many conservatives as a good person had some major character flaws.

His TARP bailout was the final wakeup for me, one of many. I finally understood that Sept 11 was a gift from God to Bush, and to some degree republicans. For a short time everyone turned to Bush for protection and leadership. He had a blank check. At this point he decided that HE knew things others didn't, that he was really special and he showed arrogance in many statements (That his fans saw as strength, longing for a hero, including me.) But that arrogance was a flaw, not a strength. And God, or fate, has a way of making us pay for for arrogance. The democrats set his sites on him for 5 years with outright hatred, and when things started to go badly the public, who was never enthused about Iraq to begin with ,and trusted him on it, were in democrats hands and turned sharply against him. Eventually Bush became more than an object of hatred but a gift to democrats, and a curse to us. And then.. your last post sums it up.

58 posted on 02/27/2009 8:01:22 PM PST by sickoflibs (Keynesian Economics : "If you won't spend your money WE WILL!")
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To: djsherin

I don’t mind people complaining about Medicare part D— though it did cost less than projected..

Complaining about NCLB is foolish for several reasons:

1. Democrats still say NCLB is underfunded.

2. The bill gives local control to education in a strong and meaningful way. That is the essential conservative principal necessary for some day undoing the massive damage being done to our society by public education (FYI my three children are in public schools).

3. The nationalized standards for education regarding reading and math which compel more education to actually take place in schools.

So, yes NCLB was necessary and has been a tremendous help to me as a conservative parent dealing with my public schools.

59 posted on 02/28/2009 7:49:50 AM PST by lonestar67 (Israel is not the enemy.)
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To: lonestar67

They said Hitler was unstoppable too. I say keep fighting. He’s making the same mistakes Hitler did too - opening up too many battle fronts too quickly.

60 posted on 02/28/2009 7:50:40 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: sickoflibs

Comparing to all his rivals, Bush had a clear advantage of at least having an idea about the outline of the problems facing the country.

9/11 was a severe blow both because of immediate problems it created and because the military success lead to the idea of repeating post WWII nation building successes in Germany and Japan.

But by 2005 it should be clear to anybody that continuing efforts overseas means unavoidable crashing defeat at home with pelocis, reids and obamas running this country for another 40+ years.

61 posted on 02/28/2009 9:34:19 AM PST by alex
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