Friday, September 17, 2010

An Election To Remember

It is amazing how a self-stylied community organizer such as Obama failed to see the nation-wide community organizing that was going on right under his nose in the guise of the Tea Party. There are only two reasons for this: detachment and/or incompetence. I suspect a lot of both was at play.

The Dems are in full panic mode right now as they see the iceberg approaching. It wasn't so much that the ocean was free of obstructions such as this, minor ones are encountered all the time and are easily dismissed. It's just that this one is so big and was created so quickly outside the normal iceberg channels.

Iceberg specialists disregarded this one until it was too late. The Captain and his Lieutenants mocked any chance that this particular iceberg could damage such a great ship under his command. Ignoring all warnings, he steamed straight ahead.

Now the lifeboats are being readied, emergency rations distributed, flares are popping off, the crew is dogging the watertight doors and the Captain is on the lido deck with the band practicing "Nearer My God To Thee."

Even before Christine O’Donnell handily defeated Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in an epic upset Tuesday night, the Tea Parties, all of them, had already won. No matter what happens in the midterm elections on Nov. 2, the Tea Party has moved the Democrats to the right and the Republicans even more so, and President Obama’s agenda is dead.

Anger from disaffected conservatives who sat quietly through eight years of the surplus-to-deficit presidency of George W. Bush bubbled up immediately after Obama took office. All it took was the unprecedented $787 billion stimulus package, and before Obama could mark his first 100 days in office, a movement was born. Some of the already angry yet newly active were libertarian supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), and almost all of them were fuming over the Troubled Asset Relief Program of 2008, the bipartisan bailout of Wall Street that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) voted for and that his running mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), supported.

What debuted in nationwide protests on April 15, 2009, has taken less than 18 months to become the current driving force in American politics. The Tea Party insurgency will not only cost Democrats dozens of seats in Congress, and likely their majority — it will define the coming GOP presidential nominating process, determine the direction of the GOP for years to come and threaten any remaining plans Obama has for sweeping reforms of education, energy policy or our immigration system.

It will be every Democrat for himself.


Subvet said...

It isn't time to break out the bubbly yet. Let's save the celebrations until AFTER the nation is back on track.

And do you think B.O. will jump into a lifeboat while leaving the fair Michelle locked in a stateroom?

sig94 said...

Subvet - he doesn't have the cojones to leave her. If anything, she'll ditch his ass after the 2012election.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

It is looking well but I am not counting the chickens just yet.

As Rev. Wright might begin, No, No, No,,,there is always the October surprise and Satan only knows what Hussein might pull?

sig94 said...

So many conservatrivs sat on their hands last election because of the piss poor choices presented to them on the ballet. If the Reps can put people on the local ballets that will capture the enthusiasm of conservatives, it will be a massacre.

Of course there is always the option that I am speaking out of my ass.

Anonymous said...

Excellent analogy, but I'm w/ Subvet, we ain't won yet.

Hmmm, word verification "MASTA"... RACIST!!!