Three years after President Lame Duck’s election, even his staunchest supporters are starting to see that something is very rotten in Denmark. Failed policy after failed policy combined with a jet-setting lifestyle that even Marie Antoinette would envy have sent the children into the streets in protest and while the administration thought perhaps this would be their moment to tip the balance of derisive sentiment spreading across the land, the children’s exhibition of the fruits of modern progressive liberal public education have only backfired as it quickly became obvious they are as clueless, as greedy and as uncouth as their former messiah.
How do you spell failure? Let us count the ways. First and foremost and worst of all there is “Fast & Furious”; that covert little gun-running operation with no intention other than to somehow bassackwardly prove that the 2nd Amendement is a bad thing. But like most guns in the hands of a complete moron, it wasn’t pointed in the right direction and Obama and Holder have American blood on their hands after Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was gunned down by a Mexican drug dealer hunting Border Patrol agents using a gun the administration forced a gun shop owner to sell illegally.
The Department of Justice’s attempts to stonewall the Congressional investigation into “Fast & Furious”, along with Holder’s inability to accept the responsibility that comes with the authority of his position during hearings into the matter have done nothing to endear them to anyone with even a shred of common sense.
It doesn’t help that the lamestream media continues to punt on anything that might raise an eyebrow among rank and file Americans. To whit, the man who used his companies to back Obama’s first steps into politics in 1995 and then continued with major support that even includes a “helping” the Obamas buy property in Chicago (Rezko’s wife purchased and then resold a side yard to the Obama’s home they could not afford initially), Tony Rezko, was just this week sentenced to 10-1/2 years in prison for corruption and extortion. Let us not forget that Rezko has spent the last 3 years sitting in prison after his 2008 conviction on 16 fraud and attempted bribery counts. Exactly the kind of friend we all want, right? NewsBusters has a nice rundown on the media sidestep.
Then there is the “green jobs” waste of taxpayer money. First it was Obama’s much-touted poster-child Solyndra with the administration’s first energy loan of $535 million. It is now being revealed that the whole thing was nothing more than political payback, with the DOE going so far as to “…push very hard for us to hold our announcement of the consolidation to employees and vendors to Nov. 3rd  – oddly they didn’t give a reason for that date.”
I’ll give you three guesses why any announcement of Solyndra’s spectacular failure would be better made on November 3, 2010 and the first two don’t count.
But Solyndra is just the tip of that pesky little global-warming iceberg. At the end of the last month word came out that yet another “green” company, Beacon, was also going under on the taxpayer’s dime. They received a $43 million Energy Department loan guarantee issued in August 2010 and they also received $29 million in grants from the U.S. and Pennsylvania.
Now even Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill (MO) is getting into the act. But while such an outright and overt defection of the woman once thought a possible VP running mate for President Lame Duck may raise some eyebrows, it’s no surprise that the administration’s recent $433-million contract with Democratic donor, Siga-controlling shareholder Ronald O. Perelman’s pharmaceutical company for an unapproved, experimental smallpox drug smells just as bad.
[box] “Siga was offered the sole contract for the drug without the government seeking out any competition from fellow pharmaceutical companies. The United States currently has $1 billion worth of smallpox vaccines on the ready, which is more than enough to aid the entire country in case of an epidemic. While the experimental drug, ST-246, has yet to be proved effective, it has also yet to be evaluated or approved by the FDA and is being purchased at a whopping $255 per pill.”[/box]
Of course, McCaskill is up for reelection in 2012 so her motivation is less than noble. But if the elected progressive liberal hacks have become willing to point out the stench with which they have surrounded themselves, it ought to bode nothing but well for the conservative cause.
Until you remember that there are still people like David Axelrod running around free. And the “dirty politics” that make Chicago famous are already in full display with the recent Herman Cain sexual harrassment allegations. Ann Coulter connected the dots recently in a piece for Townhall:
[box]”…both Axelrod and Daley have a history of smearing political opponents by digging up claims of sexual misconduct against them.
John Brooks, Chicago’s former fire commissioner, filed a lawsuit against Daley six months ago claiming Daley threatened to smear him with sexual harassment accusations if Brooks didn’t resign. He resigned — and the sexual harassment allegations were later found to be completely false.
Meanwhile, as extensively detailed in my book “Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and Their Assault on America,” the only reason Obama became a U.S. senator — allowing him to run for president — is that David Axelrod pulled sealed divorce records out of a hat, first, against Obama’s Democratic primary opponent, and then against Obama’s Republican opponent.
One month before the 2004 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, Obama was way down in the polls, about to lose to Blair Hull, a multimillionaire securities trader.
But then The Chicago Tribune — where Axelrod used to work — began publishing claims that Hull’s second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings.
From then until Election Day, Hull was embroiled in fighting the allegation that he was a “wife beater.” He and his ex-wife eventually agreed to release their sealed divorce records. His first ex-wife, daughters and nanny defended him at a press conference, swearing he was never violent. During a Democratic debate, Hull was forced to explain that his wife kicked him and he had merely kicked her back.
Hull’s substantial lead just a month before the primary collapsed with the nonstop media attention to his divorce records. Obama sailed to the front of the pack and won the primary. Hull finished third with 10 percent of the vote.
Luckily for Axelrod, Obama’s opponent in the general election had also been divorced.
The Republican nominee was Jack Ryan, a graduate of Dartmouth and Harvard law and business schools, who had left his lucrative partnership at Goldman Sachs to teach at an inner-city school on the South Side of Chicago.
But in a child custody dispute some years earlier, Ryan’s ex-wife, Hollywood sex kitten Jeri Lynn Ryan, had alleged that, while the couple was married, Jack had taken her to swingers clubs in Paris and New York.
Jack Ryan adamantly denied the allegations. In the interest of protecting their son, he also requested that the records be put permanently under seal.
Axelrod’s courthouse moles obtained the “sealed” records and, in no time, they were in the hands of every political operative in Chicago. Knowing perfectly well what was in the records, Chicago Tribune attorneys flew to California and requested that the court officially “unseal” them — over the objections of both Jack and Jeri Ryan.
Your honor, who knows what could be in these records!
A California judge ordered them unsealed, which allowed newspapers to publish the salacious allegations, and four days later, Ryan dropped out of the race under pressure from idiot Republicans (who should be tracked down and shot).
With a last-minute replacement of Alan Keyes as Obama’s Republican opponent, Obama was able to set an all-time record in an Illinois Senate election, winning with a 43 percent margin.
And that’s how Obama became a senator four years after losing a congressional race to Bobby Rush. (In a disastrous turn of events, Rush was not divorced.)
Axelrod destroyed the only two men who stood between Obama and the Senate with illicitly obtained, lurid allegations from their pasts.
In 2007, long after Obama was safely ensconced in the U.S. Senate, The New York Times reported: “The Tribune reporter who wrote the original piece (on Hull’s sealed divorce records) later acknowledged in print that the Obama camp had ‘worked aggressively behind the scenes’ to push the story.”
Some had suggested, the Times article continued, that Axelrod had “an even more significant role — that he leaked the initial story.”
This time, Obama’s little helpers have not only thrown a bomb into the Republican primary, but are hoping to destroy the man who deprives the Democrats of their only argument in 2012: If you oppose Obama, you must be a racist.”[/box]
Frankly, I think things are going to get far worse before they begin to get better. With the collapse of the euro now being seen as imminent, judging by reports coming out of the UK that their “Foreign Office is preparing contingency plans to help expats from the Costa del Sol and the Algarve who could be stranded without cash – or caught up in riots and civil unrest” the ripple effect combined with the propensity for violent rioting by those denied their self-perceived and government-encouraged entitlements will certainly reach across the pond (as evidenced by the Euro-copycat OWS). As one pithy comment put it,
[box]”at least europe is warning its people. Here we just continue to give people handouts from tbe bottomless piggy bank of china. As beck would say, how many warnings do you need? If you are not prepping at this point, talk to your family about the quickest route to the superdome. Let them know they will be safe there. Also tell them that youre an idiot and apologize for being their parents.”[/box]
There is hope, of course, since the majority of Americans are really conservative and rather moderate; it is the minority located in the progressive liberal bastions of the major cities, particularly on our coasts, who pose the greatest threat. But that threat can be mitigated by a concerted effort to oust Democrats and those Republicans from any and every elected office from dog catcher to local sheriff to President if they are merely a hack and not willing to uphold the Constitution.
It is also extremely imperative to vote in the upcoming presidential primary. If you really don’t want someone with questionable conservative values like Romney as the GOP 2012 candidate, get to the polls and vote for the candidate you want. But then support the eventual choice with everything you’ve got because, OMG – Obama Must Go.