When rats get cornered, they turn and attack. There were two items I’ve read, of many, that illustrate this. First, a group of progressives, including Moveon, SEIU, La Raza, AARP, the AFL-CIO, and others organized by Families, USA, held a national conference call on the election forecasts for the democrats this fall.
It isn’t good.
Politico reports: “Democrats are acknowledging the failure of their predictions that the health care legislation would grow more popular after its passage, as its benefits became clear and rhetoric cooled. … The presentation also concedes that the fiscal and economic arguments that were the White House’s first and most aggressive sales pitch have essentially failed.” — The Heritage Foundation’s Morning Bell, August 23, 2010.
Between her blog and infrequent contributions to ehow.com, over the last few years she says she’s made about $50. To [Marilyn] Bess, her website is a hobby. To the city of Philadelphia, it’s a potential moneymaker, and the city wants its cut.In May, the city sent Bess a letter demanding that she pay $300, the price of a business privilege license.“The real kick in the pants is that I don’t even have a full-time job, so for the city to tell me to pony up $300 for a business privilege license, pay wage tax, business privilege tax, net profits tax on a handful of money is outrageous,” Bess says. — The Washington Examiner, August 22nd, 2010.
The reality is that while this effort is disguised as creating revenue for the city, the amount of funds received by this from bloggers is minuscule. It is really is about curtailing, through licenses, fees and taxes, free speech.
This is clearly a violation of the First Amendment. Reporters and media talking heads aren’t required to have a license to write or perform. Neither should bloggers.
Remember, when the libs get cornered, they’ll attack.
Another of the lib’s favorite programs has more proof that it failed. Remember Cash for Clunkers? Well, it now seems that “some” of the vehicles traded in weren’t destroyed after all. Some of the paper trail is missing and auditors now believe that the trade-ins were stripped and shipped overseas as parts and some even intact.
The government is investigating at least 20 car dealerships it claims violated the rules of last year’s cash-for-clunkers program. — The Heritage Foundation Morning Bell, August 23, 2010, USA Today.
A bigger burearacy means bigger screwups!
Even the libs are turning against Obama and his Obamabots. Some democrat Senate candidates are distancing themselves from him.
…across the country, leftist Senate candidates in Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana have all come out against President Obama’s impending trillion dollar tax hike, due in January. — The Heritage Foundation Morning Bell, August 23, 2010.
Even Screamer, former democrat chairman Howard Dean is warning his fellow progressives about being out-of-touch with Americans.
Howard Dean, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Sunday that President Obama’s political advisers are out of touch with average Americans and need to “spend some time outside Washington.”
Wherever they go, the dems are in trouble and every word out of Washington makes their prospects worse. Even their prime example of a Socialist paradise in this hemisphere, Venezuela, has a death rate higher than that of Iraq.
In Iraq, a country with about the same population as Venezuela, there were 4,644 civilian deaths from violence in 2009, according to Iraq Body Count; in Venezuela that year, the number of murders climbed above 16,000.Even Mexico’s infamous drug war has claimed fewer lives.
Venezuelans have absorbed such grim statistics for years. Those with means have hidden their homes behind walls and hired foreign security experts to advise them on how to avoid kidnappings and killings. And rich and poor alike have resigned themselves to living with a murder rate that the opposition says remains low on the list of the government’s priorities.
Socialist governments are not interested in the welfare of their constituents. They are interested in maintaining their own power and privileges. The ironic thing about Venezuela is that the poor are the ones who put Chavez back into power when the Army threw him out. And now they are the ones most oppressed and ignored by him and his Cuban advisers.
The poor were dupes in Venezuela. There are just as many democrat dupes here in the U.S