If pollsters are to be believed, Democrats nationwide do not have much to look forward to in next week’s elections. There is, however, a silver lining that stands to benefit the party and liberal-leaning voters everywhere in ways that far outweigh the anguish they might suffer on Election Day.
Poised to lose control of the Senate and give up even more seats in the House, Democrats in Congress will have no choice but to finally dump House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. This is good news for Democrats and any serious voters who consider themselves “progressives.”
For too long, Mr. Reid and Mrs. Pelosi have held these Democratic voters hostage by their impossibly clownish behavior whose zany public comments and outlandish political views place them far, far outside any political norm on the left or the right. In short, Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Reid have been not just an embarrassment to America, but dangerous and distracting liabilities to Democrats in Congress and the voters back home they are supposed to serve.
For years, reporters covering these two leaders have had to willingly suspend disbelief and divorce themselves from any strain of reality just to pretend to take Mr. Reid and Mrs. Pelosi seriously. During regular press briefings, both Mr. Reid and Mrs. Pelosi are prone to eye-popping blank stares, bizarre gesticulations, incoherent babbling, wooden posture and sudden reversals of plain logic. Sometimes they will just prattle on about perfect nonsense that nobody understands. But it is so common that reporters just roll their eyes or exchange brief glances and move on.
Literally, if someone were to wheel in a couple of doddering dementia patients from the local hooty-hooty and set them up to speak on behalf of Mr. Reid and Mrs. Pelosi, nobody would notice any difference.
Everyone remembers Mrs. Pelosi’s famous exhortation to pass the hastily-slapped-together Obamacare bill — so that lawmakers and the public could find out what is in the bill.
And her dark warning to pass another hot disaster: “Every week we don’t pass a stimulus package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs.”
This isn’t just your routine out-of-touch mental numbness of a 25-year incumbent. This is real idiocy, pure lunacy.
And then there is Mr. Reid, who is so deeply unpopular back home, you have to wonder if voters don’t keep electing him just to keep him out of Nevada.
This is a man who on a roughly $200,000 annual government salary lives in a condo in the Ritz-Carlton when he is in Washington. And when he opens his mouth, he complains about the sweaty, smelly tourists traipsing through the Capitol.
“In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol,” he said by way of explaining why taxpayers needed to shell out $600 million to build an underground addition to the Capitol to keep the sweaty, smelly tourists at bay.
These would be the same sweaty, smelly tourists who pay Mr. Reid’s salary and own the very Capitol where in he holds forth so nonsensically.
The buffoonery of Mr. Reid and Mrs. Pelosi is enough to make former President George W. Bush sound like a Rhodes Scholar and Secretary of State John Kerry an eloquent statesman. But the consequences are much more serious than the endless comic loops of Mr. Reid and Mrs. Pelosi blooper tapes.
All the clownishness deeply undermines American people’s belief in our system of governance.
In comments sure to cascade into regional races across the South, embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Thursday that Southern racism is to blame for President Barack Obama’s unpopularity.
“Why does President Obama have a hard time in Louisiana?” asked Todd.
“Let me be very, very honest with you,” said Landrieu. “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.”
Landrieu added: “It has not always been a good place for women, to be able to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place. So we’ve had to work a little bit harder on that. But, you know, the people trust me, I believe. Really, they do.”
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal blasted Landrieu’s comments as desperate and out of touch.
“She appears to be living in a different century. Implied in her comments is the clear suggestion that President Obama and his policies are unpopular in Louisiana because of his ethnicity,” said Jindal. “That is a major insult by Senator Landrieu to the people of Louisiana, and I flatly reject it.”
Because you couldn’t possibly dislike him based on the fact that his policies suck. And according to the latest polls, a large majority of the USA is racist. Those polls probably include some black people, wouldn’t you think?
Reed made the following statement in an editorial to Cincinnati.com:
Before the day I was forced to use my body to shield my 17-year-old daughter from bullets flying outside a Safeway, I hadn’t thought much about the dangers of open carry at grocery stores.
I’m a gun owner. I was raised around guns. And, I respect them. But I can tell you firsthand that is impossible to tell the difference between someone who is open carrying a gun to make a political statement and someone who is preparing to take your life.
On January 8, 2011, a gunman tried to assassinate U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The gunman took a few steps out of the grocery store and began shooting in the parking lot. It took only 22 seconds to kill six people, including 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, and injure another 13. I was shot three times: once in each arm, and finally in the back.
The shooting was front and center on national news for weeks, but something that you may not know is that for about 15 minutes before the gunman in Tucson fired into a crowd and at a member of Congress, he openly carried his weapons through the aisles of a grocery store for all to see. This is behavior that Kroger considers acceptable inside its stores.
Reed’s statement—like so many statements made by Moms Demand Action—is categorically false.
Contemporary news accounts show that the assassin* interacted with both Safeway staff and Giffords staff members prior to to shooting, and no one saw the assassin in the possession of the firearm that he used until he raised to shoot Representative Giffords.
This would have been remarkable, as the killer used a Glock 19 with an extended 31-round magazine that wold have been highly visible if not very carefully concealed.
Neither Safeway staff nor the taxi driver who brought the killer to the store, nor any other witnesses, nor the store’s internal or external security cameras, saw the firearm until the murderer was about to open fire.
A contemporary account from the New York Times describes how the killer was captured on Safeway store video both inside and outside the store. His pistol was not seen on video until he was outside the store, holding it against his leg up until the moment that he rapidly approached and shot Rep. Giffords at a range of several feet.
Making crap up – it’s what they do best!
But voter ID is racist and unnecessary, don’t ya know?
On average, individuals said they would be more upset with Google (7.39) than the NSA (7.06).
On the bottom of the spectrum, people were the least concerned about their spouse or significant other accessing their data (4.55).
The survey was conducted by Survata, which places polls on various websites that require a visitor to answer the question to access online content. It gained more than 2,500 responses to the question.
According to the website Cnet, which first reported the survey, the poll surveyed 2,566 people between the ages of 13 and 44. Nearly 60 percent were female and a little more than half were 24 years old or younger.
I don’t trust either one with my data, you? Seriously, why do all these people need my data? I promise you, I am the most boring person you will ever meet.
According to this, post-birth abortions are becoming an idea that is gaining acceptance among college students.
In other words, college kids are like, totes ok with killing Actual Already Born Infants.
And not only that, but pro-life groups listed by the sourcelink, like Created Equal and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust said that in interviews they’re hearing more and more students say that they not only support post-birth abortion, but they also support that it’s perfectly fine to murder kids as old as FIVE, because they’re not yet “self-aware.”
I had to check like 5 times that this didn’t come from The Onion, because it’s basically unfathomable to me, but yeah – this isn’t satire. This is the world we live in now.
Mark Harrington of Created Equal said, “We encounter people who think it is morally acceptable to kill babies after birth on a regular basis at almost every campus we visit. While this viewpoint is still seen as shocking by most people, it is becoming increasingly popular.”
And worse yet? They’ve encountered kids who think this way at PURDUE, right here in Indiana. That makes me ill. And it’s not just kids. Created Equal had this conversation with an adult pro-choicer on Ohio State University’s campus a few months back (click below link to see video).
That is… disturbingly sick.
The PSAs are described as a part of a “campaign for rational gun regulations,” which is part of the ongoing push for the kind of universal background checks, new gun show regulations, and new Internet gun sale rules. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), gun control proponents Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, and one-percenter Michael Bloomberg have been the biggest proponents of these new regulations.
The PSAs do not mention that background checks are already the law of the land and that Virginia Tech gunman Seung-hui Cho and Aurora theater gunman James Holmes both went through background checks to acquire their firearms. Nor do they mention that the common denominator in both attacks was that they happened in “gun-free zones,” where already overbearing gun regulations provided criminals a target-rich environment by forcing law-abiding citizens to sit unarmed.
Pellington is best known as the director of music videos such as Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” and the 2002 feature film The Mothman Prophecies.