Skip to comments.The October Surprise is Coming
Posted on 07/14/2010 7:05:39 AM PDT by Jack Black
The October Surprise. We all know it's coming. In what shape, idea, form -- who's to say? Evil always surprises. Its goals are constant, the ultimate objective never changes, but inevitably it manifests itself as the savior of the day, the savior of man. The 2008 Democrat October Surprise that ushered in the first hardcore radical post-American president in American history was the "economic collapse." Oh yes, that was a beaut.
The time before that, the moochers and the looters tried to fake Bush documents -- except that the conservative blogosphere caught them red-handed, so they missed their mark.
But the party of haters, infiltrators, anti-capitalists, the party that is anti-freedom and anti-individual rights, is going to have to pull off something really catastrophic to stay in power this November. And they will, because it is abundantly clear now that they despise the premise of America and they mean to replace it with statism, the source of untold, incomprehensible human misery for centuries.
Ayn Rand wrote of statism that
a statist system -- whether of a communist, fascist, Nazi, socialist or 'welfare' type -- is based on the ... government's unlimited power, which means: on the rule of brute force. ... Under statism, the government is not a policeman, but a legalized criminal that holds the power to use physical force in any manner and for any purpose it pleases against legally disarmed, defenseless victims.
With chilling prescience, Rand said, "The basic principle and the ultimate results of all statist doctrines are the same: dictatorship and destruction. The rest is only a matter of time."
Only a matter of time.
We have a long and terrible fight in front of us. The fight is as big as the idea, the foundation, the being of this great nation, the fight for America. Yes, it's as big as all that, and the enemy is ruthless, unscrupulous, and evil -- and willing to do whatever it takes to assume absolute control. They build nothing, produce nothing, create nothing, invent nothing. They steal. They demand. They demoralize. They are destroyers.
What will October's Surprise be? Political analyst Jack Wheeler has an idea. "A Second Great Depression," he says, "is the Democrat Party's path to power":
Our country is faced with an impending economic catastrophe, a Second Great Depression. It is being brought about on purpose by a political party that cares only for keeping and expanding its power, and looks upon prosperity as a threat to that power.
You think the Democrats aren't really that bad? Think again. Wheeler points out that they're "now being threatened with being thrown out of power." And what did they do when faced with a loss of power the last time? "If that party is evil enough and fascist enough to cause an economic catastrophe," Wheeler says, "it is certainly evil and fascist enough to cause a physical catastrophe, an Ultimate October Surprise, that will frighten and enrage voters enough to preserve its power in November."
Wheeler speculates that this could take the form of "another 9/11, a massively horrific terrorist attack, perhaps even nuclear." Or it could involve Obama's obvious and gross mishandling of the Gulf oil crisis, the full extent of which is (of course) being covered up in the lapdog media. And whom would the Democrats blame for whatever crisis they trump up? Whom else? The attack will be used, Wheeler suggests, "to raise suspicion about the dangerous Tea Party people and anyone who is 'anti-government,' enough for people to rally around their Zero-led government in fear and confusion." And it will ultimately provide "further rationales for emergency government powers."
Could this really happen? Well, we know there have been October Surprises in the past, and each election ups the ante. We have to make sure this doesn't happen. We are Americans. We are free people. We must resist. As one reader of my website, AtlasShrugs.com, wrote to me, "the political tools of truth, exposure, ridicule, disparagement, impeachment, criminal prosecution, and politically-incorrect anger must be added to our arsenal of peaceful weapons against tyranny. ... We must make history by living our freedom, or surely we will die."
And we have seen the Democratic Party decimate our health care system, banking industry, and automobile sector, and introduce sharia (Islamic) finance into the public sector. They are capable of anything.
Yes. And there is some comfort to be found in the fact that decent, rational men, statesmen, exist and speak the truth. They represent our last hope, a vestige of reason and sanity in this era of the modern barbarian. These are the men who need to take the reins of their respective nations. Bolton 2012: The stakes couldn't be higher.
Or maybe he's just a narcissistic dope.
I have stated for months here on FR that a catastrophe will occur before the Nov elections which will prevent the elections. Just what for it takes is the question. Better be prepared.
I have never seen a sitting president show concerns about mid-term elections publically. I bet Obozo’s stomach is tied in knots privately.
Oh well. Who is John Galt?
(I’m reading Atlas Shrugged)
Good point. I am trying to remember back whether Clinton’s “move to the center” (feigned or real) started before the midterm results came in.
PROGRESS REPORT: WINNING THE SENATE
By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN
Published on DickMorris.com on July 12, 2010
Seven months ago, the conventional wisdom was that, while the Republicans would score impressive gains in both houses of Congress in the elections of 2010, the Democrats would keep control. Now, it is that the Republicans may, indeed, capture the House, but never the Senate. Presidential press secretary Robert Gibbs admitted that the loss of the House was a possibility.
The conventional wisdom is still wrong. The Republicans will take the Senate and the House.
Here’s the Senate rundown:
The GOP has six retiring incumbents. Kentucky and Kansas are no problem. In Missouri, Republican Roy Blunt is ahead and, in Ohio, Republican Ron Portman is slightly ahead. In New Hampshire, the Republicans have a fierce primary, but, trust us, if even Massachusetts went Republican, New Hampshire won’t go Democrat. In Florida, Republican Rubio is in a tough race against turncoat former Republican Crist, but he will eventually pull through.
Easy Pickups: Delaware, Indiana, Arkansas, North Dakota
Republicans hold a commanding lead in the three open seats and a double digit lead over Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas.
The Balance of Power States:
Republican Pat Toomey is pulling ahead of Democrat Joe Sestak. Likely GOP pickup.
Both parties have primaries but either Republican beats either Democrat. Another pickup.
Despite a negative pounding, Sharron Angle is still ahead of Reid and Harry is decidedly under 50% of the vote in all polls. Probably Harry loses
Tied race between Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Giannoulais. Could go either way.
Carly Fiorina is only 3 pts behind Barbara Boxer and Boxer is under 50% and has been all year. Could go either way
Republican Dino Rossi is tied with incumbent Patty Murray and Murray is under 50%. Could go either way.
Republican Ron Johnson who is not well known, is very close to Russ Feingold in the polls. Russ is still ahead but Johnson has a very good shot.
So of the seven balance of power states, the Republicans have to pick up six to take the Senate. We probably will. In fact, the trend out there is so strong, the economy so bad, the Afghan War such bad news, the oil spill so awful that we likely win all seven.
Want to help?
Carly Fiorina has enough money on her own. But Sharron Angle (Nevada), Mark Kirk (Illinois), Dino Rossi (Washington State), and Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) need help.
Of this list, two need funds immediately. Angle needs help to counter the ferocious Reid negative ads. Reid has put $1 million behind a lying negative ad which uses a highly edited tape of Angle saying she wants to “phase out Social Security and Medicare.” What Sharron really said was that she wanted to phase out the method of funding which permits Harry Reid and co. to raid the fund to pay for their deficit. But, as Churchill said, a lie makes it halfway around the world before the truth gets its shoes on in the morning. Due to responses from previous mailings, the rebuttal now has $150,000 behind it, but we need more. Urgently.
And...Dino Rossi in Washington State is facing Patty Murray in a unique primary on August 20th. In Washington, all candidates run on the same ballot and the top Republican then faces the top Democrat in November. If Rossi, who has a primary, can top Murray, who doesn’t, he will show that he can win and will get huge national support. A little money now could put this race on ice.
The Republican Party will win the Senate. We just need to all mobilize and send our checks where and when they will do the most good.
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One thing that must be done is to show the liberals that socialism and communism will destroy not only conservatives but it will destroy them also. For some reason, the left doesn’t see this. The only ones that win under socialism are the ones at the top of the ladder. Everyone that helped them get to the top will be destroyed along with everyone else.
Can’t imagine what sort of october surprise that could save them short of one that cancels the election entirely. Nobody looks to this admin and congress for national security, so a terrorist attack is going to make people want to change even more. An economic crisis like the one that occurred in october 08....well...that only hurts the admin in power.
I have no doubt they will try something, the only thing more dangerous than a leftist seeking power is one trying to retain power.
There is no catastrophe larger than that of this current group of felons in charge that is large enough to prevent the election. Any attempt on their part to do so will be considered an act of war upon the American people for which they will pay dearly. Re-election will be the most minimal worry they will have to deal with.
I don’t think Obama cares too much if Dems lose congress. he has already passed more leftist policies than Clinton and Carter combined and appointed two marxist Justices (I assume Kagan gets through). Besides, if Dems lose in Nov, then O and State Media can blame GOP for everything.
That said, I expect O to push to some minor “tax cut” and make a big deal of it. True October event might be hawkisk foreign policy, e.g. attack on Iran.
A Second Great Depression,” he says, “is the Democrat Party’s path to power...”
STFU. Stop The Federal Usurpation. Federal usurpation of individual state rights continues to erode and to limit the ability of state governments to operate according to their own citizen’s directives. Since, as the original intent of the Constitution directed, the best government is one which governs closer to the people and Federal Usurpation is the greatest threat we face today, it is time to tell Washington to STFU.
” One thing that must be done is to show the liberals that socialism and communism will destroy not only conservatives but it will destroy them also. For some reason, the left doesnt see this. The only ones that win under socialism are the ones at the top of the ladder. “
The brilliance of the “New World Order” is that the prospect is vague and amorphous enough that even the lowliest ‘useful idiot’ can - and does - visualize himself ending up ‘at the top’...
There are going to be a lot of surprised people in the Gulags.....
What will October’s Surprise be? Political analyst Jack Wheeler has an idea. “A Second Great Depression,” he says, “is the Democrat Party’s path to power”
It is the path to power for the Federal Government...R or D...we need conservatives in power, not Republicans.
There better BE a mid-term this fall, or....
We’ll probably win big in November, but we’ll lose in the long run because those that win this time will not be allowed to right the ship, and correct the problem...Thus a lot of the support to gain the majority back will errode just in time for the 2012 election giving us another 4 years of Obama...
The worst thing is the very real possibility of another successful (and more devastating) terrorist attack on this country...I hope I am wrong, I want to be wrong, but I find myself feeling I won’t be surprised if it happens...
This country will come unglued, and it is going to be hard, if not impossible to get it back together the way it was before the “big one”...
And that is exactly what Obama and his ilk want to have happen...
October’s Surprise , Obama bombs Iran .
Well, he’d better come up with something BIG.
And I mean BIG.
Lincoln didn’t even cancel elections during the CIVIL WAR.
So BHO better find something bigger than a civil war.
Exactly! Families will turn on families and neighbors against neighbors in an attempt to survive and to keep the socialists at the top off their backs. You will see even socialists and communists turning on each other in even greater numbers in an attempt to protect themselves.
We thought that we saw the me, me, mine generation. We haven’t seen anything yet if we allow socialism to take over this country.
Or, “It is far better to die on your feet as a free man than die on your knees as a slave”.
Can’t remember who said that, but it is becoming more relevant every day.
“There are going to be a lot of surprised people in the Gulags.....”
You bet, Obozo, his czars, lots of Dem Congressman and the morons that voted for them.
“we need conservatives in power, not Republicans.”
AMEN to that , it’s our only hope!
Good example. Scott Brown - a turncoat!
“True October event might be hawkisk foreign policy, e.g. attack on Iran.”
It’ll be a warm day in Siberia before The One orders any kind of a military strike on Iran. Personally, I think he’s put those two carrier battlegroups in place because he thinks that will somehow deter the Israelis.
The much more likely event is that Iran attacks Israel through its proxies in Lebanon and Gaza. As long as that conflict stays contained to those border areas nobody in the Administration will lift a finger to help. And if it spreads...well, that’s gotta be Bush’s fault.
“So BHO better find something bigger than a civil war.”
There are things worse than civil wars. We have just been blessed by God not to see them in this country yet.
If there is another 8/11 type attack on us, Obama and his administration will get full blame for it no matter what the media tries to say.
Unfortunately, Kirk is a BIG TIME RINO and appears to be a congenital liar, but still better than Giannoulais.
That might only help him with some Jews. Not the rest. And even then it may be too little too late.
“Good example. Scott Brown - a turncoat!”
He tells us he will sometimes vote with the other side. Well, that’s like telling someone that you will only break their fingers once in a while, but maybe, you will have to split their skull.
This isn’t going to end well for America, the further out of control the Dims get, the further out of control the Pubbies get...they just look less crazy by comparison.
Of course this is true, but if the morons were capable of comprehending this, they wouldn't be Leftists in the first place.
"For some reason, the left doesnt see this."
Most of the Left doesn't see this--the morons who make up the rank and file of the Left. The Leftist leaders--mostly sociopaths and other assorted undesirables--understand it very well.
"The only ones that win under socialism are the ones at the top of the ladder. Everyone that helped them get to the top will be destroyed along with everyone else."
Remember Boxer the horse in George Orwell's Animal Farm--sent off to the glue factory!
When the Leftist leaders succeed with their agenda, the morons who handed them their successes won't be able to tell the pigs from the humans--and they'll be much worse off.
When you think about all the morons out there and how dangerous they are, you can get really scared.
A Fool is more dangerous than a Scoundrel. There are more of them. They are the Soundrels' enablers; without Fools the Scoundrels would never become powerful. And it's possible to appeal to a Soundrel's self interest.
The Left is mostly Fools. Scoundrels are the leaders of the Left.
Oops. Typo. Should be 9/11.
Barry ain't no Lincoln. Consequences mean nothing to him. He wouldn't worry about needing a civil war, he might try it just because he gets an abusive email.
But consider this: how do the Feds have the ability to cancel elections, which are managed by the states? What are they going to do, refuse to seat the newly elected Congress in January? I wish 'em rotsa ruck with that. (Well, actually not, but I wish they would try. They wouldn't dare.)
Scott Brown is not a turncoat; not in my mind, anyway.
Anyone around here knew he’d be a “squishy” Republican, just the same as Collins and Snowe. From his part of the country, he has NO choice. There is something in the water supply of MA that makes it so. We supported him because he wasn’t Martha Coakley, not because we thought we were getting Jim DeMint. As it is, he is battling to hold on to his seat. Those screwballs up there are running ads, raising money to turn him out of office.
I figure he’ll be a reliable vote for us about 1/3 of the time. And from MA, I’ll take it. Otherwise, we’ll end up with someone opposing us ONE HUNDRED percent of the time, every time.
Great quote from your bio:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
January 3, 106 BC December 7, 43 BC
Thanks. Very appropriate for this thread.
There was a thread that noted the Dems are attempting to take over all the States’ Attorneys General positions - which is where election power resides.
Clever and diabolical!!!
Rush’s theory is that Obama (and his media) know things are going to get worse, will get all he can through congress before January, 2011, then blame all the trouble in the next two years on the new Republican congress.
“Barry ain’t no Lincoln.”
Barry will split us down the middle, precipitate a civil war and sure as shite...he is happy to suspend the Constitution and command States to suspend their right of self determination and freedom to pass laws and govern according to their own laws, right or wrong. And he will do it in the name of preserving the right of all persons to “share the wealth” whether they have earned it or not.
the BC mysteriously appears in Matt Drudge’s mailbox and Hillary announces her 2012 campaign committee
The feds have NO ability to cancel elections.
I suspect even the dim bulb BHO knows this.
The SCOTUS will end up administering the oath to those red state peeps so they can take their seats.
That’s why I find the FReeper threads about cancelling the elections so laughable.
No president, not even the idiot in chief, can get away with it.
Obama must bomb Iran after orchestrating a terrorist attack on our country to save the elections.
ping to #7
Yeah but at that rate we will pragmatize our country right out of existence.
I kmow that something will happen. What it will be, I don’t know. It could be amything from an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities on down. I understant that obama and the nut job are “friends”, but, if getting rid of the nut job’s nuclear facilities means obama holding on to his power, the nut job’s nuclear facilities have to go. After the election, obama will help him rebuild with our latest techonology.
Have some faith, kiddo.
Kennedy made a point of saying he intends to stay beyond BHO’s term
That is a shot over the bow, and notice that the SCOTUS has had about enough of him.
THE LEFT WILL STOP AT NOTHING I REPEAT NOTHING TO STAY IN POWER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!