Reality is not just the friend of the left. Wasserman-Schultz is clearly completely out of touch with reality.
He summed it up nicely:
Every now and then a politician gets blindsided by facts about which he or she knows absolutely nothing.
That is exactly what happened to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on California’s KABC 790 AM.
The interview was conducted by Doug McIntyre, who from the very outset expressed his surprise/laughter that the DNC had selected former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as the chairman for the upcoming convention in Charlotte. He also expressed the fact that this sentiment was shared by many residents of Los Angeles who had to live/suffer under Mayor Villaraigosa.
McIntyre continued: “We understand it as casting because of the outreach for the Hispanic vote but I mean really? Antonio Villaraigosa?”
Wasserman-Schultz attempted to do her best to put lipstick on that pig, but she was clearly outmatched by someone with first-hand experience about how bad it is to live in a metropolitan environment under Democratic rule.
The DNC’s so called “spokesperson” Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is still on her long term vacation from reality.
The latest example is her claiming that “We’ve Really Begun To Turn The Economy Around.”
If she means that the democrats have turned the economy around by wedging it even further in the ditch he and the congressional democrats have wedged into with their Keynesian policies, then ya, she could be inhabiting the shared reality of rational adults, but I really don’t think that is the case.
Let’s review a couple of recent indicators of just how the American economy is doing.
There is also the decrease in demand for manufactured goods, the recent downgrades in the GDP for the past year, and rising inflation.
If you want to spot check this, drive around your local town and see how many empty store fronts and office buildings there are. Are there more or less than there were a year ago? Unless you live in Texas, the answer is probably more.
Clearly, the shared reality of rational adults is not the strong point of democrats.
Case in point, democrat party “spokesperson” Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Ms. Wasserman-Schultz goes on a hysterical rant accusing the Congressional Republicans, who only control one half of one third of the Federal government, of trying to impose “dictatorship” by means of following the defined Constitutional process.
Let us review who actually desires to impose a “dictatorship” on the American people. President Barack H. Obama recently addressed the far left extremist racist organization “La Rasa” and said the following, “Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting.”
Let’s review the facts here, the democrats control the White House and the Senate, and are accusing the House Republicans, who only have a simple majority in the House, of trying to impose a “dictatorship.” Sounds more like the democrats are being whiny little bitches now that they can’t shove their far left extremist agenda down the throats of the American people unopposed. The democrats are falling back on their basic argument that anybody who dares to oppose them should “shut up” and let them implement their far left extremist agenda. The problem with this argument is, as our Dear Leader pointed out, Elections Have Consequences. The 2010 elections were a resounding vote against the extremist policies of President Obama and the congressional democrats. Unfortunately for the congressional democrats and our Dear Leader, they have to live in the reality they reject.
Filed under: economy, Obama Economy, Our Dear Leader, Politics
As noted before, our Dear Leader‘s economic policies, i.e. Keynesian economics theory that only really works in a classroom environment, has resulted in a noted and sharp increase in inflation, while doing little or nothing to spur real economic growth.
The lack of growth, is evident in these three figures pointing the change since our Dear Leader took office:
- Unemployment: up 25%
- Debt: up 35%
- Price of a galleon of gas: up 104%
The source for these numbers, that tool of the Vast Right Conspiracytm, NBC News’ own “Meet the Press.” Oh, sorry, NBC is a decidedly left leaning News organization, so these numbers must be pretty damn solid in order for David Gregory to rub DNC spokesperson Rep. Wassermann-Schultz’s nose in them.
There is also this informative graph.
As you can clearly see, the affect our Dear Leader‘s economic policies have had is to make things worse than if he and the Congressional democrats had done nothing at all! Also keep in mind, that it was in our Dear Leader‘s best interest to take the worst case scenario for the ”Without Recovery Plan” numbers in this graph. Thus the odds are that if the federal government hadn’t done a damn thing, including not violating the rule of law and letting GM & Chrysler file Chapter 11 without making sure the UAW got paid off before the bond holders, the unemployment numbers would not only be lower than what they currently are, they would be lower than the “Without Recover Plan” projections the chart listed above. Not just lower, but probably closer to the “With Recovery Plan” numbers, which I can see the Keynesian addicted White House “economists” considered their “safe” number projections for economic performance based on their years of classroom experience.
The the democrat’s so-called “stimulus plan” failed came as surprise to nobody who was 1. Paying Attention, 2. could do some basic mathematics, and 3. ever held a job in the real world. Even if you take the White House numbers on faith, i.e “created or saved” jobs does not equal new jobs when you recount the same jobs as “saved” multiple times, the basic math doesn’t work. Economic Policies for the 21st Century points out one of principle flaws.
[E]ven if you buy the White House’s argument that the $800 billion package created 3 million jobs, that works out to $266,000 per job. Taxing or borrowing $266,000 from the private sector to create a single job is simply not a cost effective way of putting America back to work. The long-term debt burden of that $266,000 swamps any benefit that the single job created might provide.
In the face of the obviously failure of their policies, what do you think our Dear Leader and the Congressional democrats are offering? Yup, that’s right. More of the same. Yet another “quantitative easing” (i.e. printing money with nothing to back it, an inflationary tactic) is being planned. Despite that the results of such a policy were clear back in March of 2009, when this cartoon was published.
Hmmm….looks like the nice men at Cox & Forkum nailed it right on the head with that one. It makes one wonder, if the label on the outside of the box was our Dear Leader’s ultimate goal, and that he really didn’t care what the effect on the economy would be. He knew that he wasn’t going to be bothered by it, as Mark Steyn pointed out:
“I’m not concerned about a double-dip recession,” Obama said last week. Nor would I be if I had government housing, a car and driver, and a social secretary for the missus. But I wonder if it’s such a smart idea to let one’s breezy insouciance out of the bag when you’re giving a press conference.
To use a phrase our Dear Leader is fond of, he just doesn’t have any “skin in the game.” He has never worked a day in his life in private sector economy and he never will. Prior to running for President, he managed to go $300,000 in debt on a family income of half a million dollars a year. Is there any surprise in the fact that he has done the same with the US economy?
This is Wasserman-Schultz stonewalling on WeinerGate, defending her hyper-partisan college Rep. “Crotch Shot” Weiner
Avoid the question, repeat the scripted talking point, no substance, no solution.
Let’s go back not that long ago and see what she had to say when the congressman with the “personal matter” had a ‘R’ after his name.
What I’ve called for is an investigation to be completed within 10 days. And quite honestly, yes, I do think that Denny Hastert should resign . . . I‘d like to see the Republican caucus call upon their leadership, Speaker Hastert, Majority Leader Boehner, to get this resolved quickly. Do it before the election. And I haven‘t heard them say that. They‘re saying have the FBI investigate, have the House Ethics Committee investigate. They need to push their leadership to get this resolved so that they can move on, and we can make sure that we can restore the trust that they have shaken the public in Congress.
A predicable, partisan based double standard.
HT to Legal Insurrection for this one.
The second item comes via the Talk Straight blog.
File this under “Are we seeing a pattern here?”
In 2008, Rep. Weiner introduced a bill that would create 1,000 new visa slots for foreign fashion models. Specifically European fashion models for NYC’s Fashion Week. This was also known as the “increasing the number of Euro-Hotties in my district” bill.
Update: Rep. Weiner just held a press conference where he admitted to everything! The picture was of him, he sent it and this wasn’t the only case!
Of course, the leftists are still blaming Andrew Breitbart in the face of Weiner’s confession. Rep. Weiner also says the won’t resign. He will also get the support of the DNC leadership, who in their blatant hypocrisy, have called for anybody in a similar situation, but with a ‘R’ after his name to either resign immediately, or have their leadership remove him from office.
Kudos to Rep. Weiner for being honest when trapped and cornered by the truth. That does put him heads and shoulders above many of his democrat congressional colleagues.
Ya, ya…a DNC rep not including the actual truth in a public statement is a ‘dog bites man’ story, but democrat Rep. Wasserman-Schultz takes her job above and beyond the realm of normal DNC spin.
In her statement to CBS’ Harry Smith, which he didn’t call her on, “We’re going to throw you to the wolves, and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage and drop you for pre-existing conditions,” Wasserman-Schultz manages to wrap a lie up with fear mongering.
A lie, you say? Yup, Wasserman-Schultz is a lying liar according to both Factcheck.org and the Washington Post. The Washington Post article went as far as to give Wasserman-Schultz “three Pinocchios” and labeled her statement “bogus.”