The markets are crashing and the credit goes to everyone who refuses to acknowledge the necessity of substantial entitlement reform, as well as of cutting both military and discretionary spending. Whole departments of the Federal government will be gone before the Great Recession ends because we cannot keep feeding Leviathan.
There is a capital strike in this country that’s been caused by one major factor: the control of the Federal government by the Democratic Party. The Democrats are the party of drilling moratoriums and health care waivers and utter fucking recalcitrance on the entire subject of reforming the Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. And as long as these ideologues are in a position to abuse the power of the state at the expense of private capital and personal liberty, then our economy will remain stuck in these doldrums.
There’s no solution but new leadership. Obamajesus is an inexcusable failure.
There are reports this morning that say we have lost as many as 31 American soldiers in a single helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan. It was apparently taken down by the subhuman sacks of Mohammedan shit we’ve been fighting there for almost a decade now.
This lying Marxist bastard we have running our country escalated the war there when there was no need to. Why did he do it? He had a choice not to, but he did it, anyway. Don’t forget that, you miserable Democratic liars. You’re not going to talk about it, of course, because you don’t dare question your fucking idol in public, but remember it, anyway.
We should just nuke the whole goddamned country. That’s the only kind of escalation that ever made sense in Afghanistan.
Now that the President has made regime change in Libya a personal goal, his war there will be a failure if Khaddafi and his family wind up staying in power. Thus, his belief that he can prosecute this war from the air and in a limited way and without calling it war and without appearing to be responsible for it is delusional. Obama has abandoned so many of his own anti-war principles that he is simply incredible. Will his partisans hold him responsible? No, but some of the more clever ones might try to show they have a little intellectual integrity by criticizing him by proxy in criticizing his Administration, particulary Hillary. They’ll use her as soon as things turn so bad that not even Sulzberger or Immelt or Soros could work to hide it from the public.
Bottom line: the President waited too long to defend the people of Libya against their own government. By missing the window so badly, this war will be prolonged. And it may even turn Obama’s uncritical masses in the soft middle against him.
Reagan tried to kill Khaddafi; Obama now must kill Khaddafi.
Remember all of those anti-war and anti-Bush Democrats from just two years ago? Remember all of their treasonous accusatons of war crimes and mortal deceit? Well, where are they now while their own beloved President, conceived in messianism and cultural redemption, routinely wages war on Pakistan with drones and CIA operations of every kind —just like that terrible braggart from Texas? These hippie users are mostly silent. And because they are they are shown for what they were under the previous Administration, which was a bunch of liars denouncing the War for Iraq and the War against Islamofascism, in general, for purely partisan reasons and not because they were genuinely opposed. What else would explain their silence now if not their common partisanship with this President?
And go get a sense of where the Chosen One has been on the issue of the “good war” in Afghanistan. He has no heart for it and everyone knows that now, thanks to his own authorization of Bob Woodward to do his latest leaky treatment of the Presidency.
Aren’t the nationalist elements in Pakistan eventually going to tire of this un-secret war Obama is prosecuting on their land and do something to retaliate? Don’t the Democrats know that their great savior is expanding the war? Where are all of those warnings and useless pop-psychologizing that the hippies used to issue that every word to come out of Bushitler’s mouth was just giving the jihadis more reason to come at us? Are those uselss old anti-war bromides no longer valid?
Watch Pakistan carefully. Obama has had his eye on that country for a long time now. He’d best make sure he knows what to do next if he takes the tiger by the tail.
I heard Richard Holbrooke say the other day that the United States is no longer going to participate in the destruction of poppy fields in Afghanistan. Why? Because, Holbrooke said, it wasn’t accomplishing anything: it was antagonizing the little guys and not depriving al-Qaedists or the Taliban of their funding. And it was a huge waste of money.
In other news, three young people have been murdered in this city in the past two weeks because of marihuana deals gone bad.
Why are young people dying because of marihuana? Why are they going to jail for it?
Here’s a Friday night news dump for you:
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 – The director of the White House Military Office has submitted his resignation in the wake of an April 27 aerial photo shoot with a presidential aircraft over New York City.
Louis Caldera, who served as secretary of the Army during the Clinton administration, resigned his office effective May 22.
“I have concluded that the controversy surrounding the Presidential Airlift Group’s aerial photo shoot over New York City has made it impossible to effectively lead the White House Military Office,” Caldera wrote in his letter of resignation.
Unreported as yet is who cooked up such a thoughtless caper. My guess is that the answer lies somewhere in the world of
Faye Resnick David Axelrod. This was a decision made by the image cultivators. It was a lousy one at that.
It’s a hoot to hear how angry Obama is said to have become upon hearing of the incident. In fact, this is the only issue that’s been reported by his propagandist lapdogs in Big Media that has referenced his anger even a little.
So now we know what gets this President mad: stepping on your own dick while scuffing up his.
Among the many bizarre and inexplicable things Joe Biden said in last night’s debate, I nominate his brief history of modern Lebanon as the shiningest example:
When we kicked — along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and Barack said, “Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don’t know — if you don’t, Hezbollah will control it.”
Now what’s happened? Hezbollah is a legitimate part of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel.
Has Biden gone mad? I ask this sincerely. Does he have some sort of organic brain disorder that would compel him to make such demonstrably untrue claims? Unbelievable. Read Michael J. Totten’s incredulous response:
What on Earth is he talking about? The United States and France may have kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon in an alternate universe, but nothing even remotely like that ever happened in this one.
Nobody – nobody – has ever kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon. Not the United States. Not France. Not Israel. And not the Lebanese. Nobody.
Joe Biden has literally no idea what he’s talking about.
Moreover, I have never once heard anything about Obama calling for NATO intervention in Lebanon. When did such a thing happen? When the Second Lebanon War broke out in the summer of 2006, was Obama really calling for NATO to keep the peace in Lebanon? Call me crazy, but I think that’s utter nonsense.
Needless to say, Big Media is far too busy fellating Obamachrist to question Biden’s hallucinatory account. Equally needless to add, although I must, is that such claims, had they been made by Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin, would have drawn derisive howls from such miserable fluffers as David Gergen and Anderson Cooper and the other Leftist craphounds at CNN. Did the anti-American reporter Michael Ware manage to raise an eyebrow at the news that we evicted Hizballah from Lebanon? Doubt it.
In a just world, Biden’s remarks would be regarded as even weirder than Gerald Ford’s claim in his 1976 debate with Carter that there was no Soviet domination of Poland.
But this isn’t a just world.
Peter Wehner responds to Andrew Sullivan’s response to him. It’s all very meta, of course, but this much is devastating:
The main points of my post on Obama and Iraq are ones Andrew never really addresses; namely, that (a) Senator Obama was profoundly wrong in his opposition to the surge and his predictions of what would come to pass; (b) if Obama’s plan had been implemented, America would have almost unquestionably suffered a terrible defeat in Iraq by now (not to mention mass death and probably genocide in Iraq); and (c) Obama has been intellectually dishonest in his refusal to acknowledge, until only recently (and grudgingly), progress in Iraq. In that sense, Obama has been in a state of denial and the embodiment of the kind of rigid ideologue of which he claims to be the antithesis. Those points are ones I think Andrew, at his best and at his most intellectually honest, would concede.
Cults rob people of their integrity —and then their dignity.
Peter Wehner unloads on the Eleven Percenters’ Democratic half with respect to the success of the surge in the War for Iraq. The Democrats, he concludes:
have compounded their initial bad judgment about the surge with reckless obstinacy. As ethno-sectarian violence in Iraq rapidly declined, as al Qaeda absorbed tremendous military blows, and as political accommodation and legislative achievements have emerged, Democrats, rather than welcoming the progress, grew agitated. They embraced with religious zeal the belief that the Iraq war was lost; they therefore viewed the success of the surge as a terribly inconvenient development, one they sought to deny to the point that they looked silly and out of touch. Worse, Democrats acted as if they had a vested interest in an American defeat.
Rarely has a political party been so uniformly wrong, in such an obvious way, on such an important matter. And when Americans cast their vote on November 4, they should carefully consider how Barack Obama and the entire Democratic party fought ferociously and relentlessly to undermine a policy that has worked extraordinarily well and may yet prove to be among the most successful military plans in modern times.
Not only are the Democrats defeatists, but they have nominated an unqualified liar for the ostensible reason that he —and not Hillary— will act on his promise to them to end the war. But now that the war has already been won in large measure because of a commitment to victory and to political stability that Obama repeatedly denied our military could ever accomplish, what is he to say? Who knows? No one cares because it isn’t what he has to say that’s so damned mesmerizing, but how he says it. It’s all so Kennedyesque and wonderful and epochal in its significance.
Enjoy telling our troops in Iraq that they have accomplished nothing. Make a mockery of the very idea of leadership by turning this little junket of yours into a Big Media suckfest. Go and give us a speech on peace before a Prussian war memorial, Barry. Who says you have no sense of humor?
Barry, when the only thing that would validate your position on the War for Iraq, insofar as you could be said to have one, is the sudden escalation of violence there, particularly aginst our troops, it would be best for you to come to terms with reality and tell the hippies in your party to shut up and sit down. The war is won —if we choose to leave there on terms that serve our wider strategic interests in the region. If we withdraw in such a way that reawakens the hostile elements in Iraq just because you want to keep to some arbitrary date (a “date certain,” indeed), then you will have squandered what has been won at great cost for mere political purposes. Nobody oughta give a damn what your anti-military/anti-war party says about what Iraq really is and what we’re accomplishing there because all Iraq has ever been to you is a fundraising cause. Lots of Democrats supported the war in the beginning because Iraq had been festering for years. Even Bill Clinton knew Iraq was a danger —and officially endorsed regime change in Iraq as the policy of this country. But you’re to the left of them all. You’re supposedly better than them all because of your “superior” judgement —but that’s garbage and you know it. Right now, because of your lack of judgement and your lack of integrity, you are allowing yourself to be bullied by the anti-war Left for fear of offending them when you know that we have succeeded in Iraq. Your judgement is apparently inferior to those you have long insulted as incompetent. What are you going to be saying to the troops? Are you going to look them in the eye and tell them that they haven’t accomplished anything and that their sacrifices have been for naught? Do you have any optimism to share with a country thats democratic and free market future owes itself to our efforts there? I doubt it. But you’ll be sure to dispense platitudes like the soft soap of your ideology. The Eurofreaks will eat it up and the nauseating propagandists travelling with you will coo and moan at your every utterance, but maybe there’s just enough of us still here in America who won’t buy your lies and are ready to call you on them every time.
So, let’s have it, tough guy. Let’s see you shock and awe the Democratic Party with the news they haven’t bothered to hear —which is that we have succeeded in Iraq and have made a better world possible because of it. But let them down easy, Barry. You’re finally going to have to say something that matters. Don’t flub your lines.
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