Saturday, July 9, 2011

It's Good to be a Winner

We on the anti-Gunloon side are winning, every day.

I know, I can I sagely say this?

Easy.  You just have to think about it for a minute.

For instance, take President Obama (please).  All the economic indicators are against him.  Yet, the GOP can't find anybody who can give him a run for his money in 2012.  Willard Romney is still battling the crazy as batshit Michelle Bachmann.  Heck, Obama probably doesn't need to campaign to win in a walk.

But what's this have to do with gunloonery?  Everything.

You see, the reason the GOP has turned to cartoonish extremnism is a sign of desperation.  Typically, when any opposing force is losing and realizes the future is bleak--they naturally resort to extremism.  It's true with respect to politics and public policy.


  1. For instance, take President Obama (please). That's so funny I forgot to laugh.

    Heck, Obama probably doesn't need to campaign to win in a walk.

    I wouldn't take anything for granted. He was elected the first black president running against a senile Sedonian who really did have a maniacal running mate. He was also propelled by the unpopularity of the wars and the economic crash. If we can't duplicate that same enthusiasm and bring the same numbers to the polls, we could very well be looking at a republican in the White House. They have this whole "We don't hate him because he's black. We just feel that his performance has been inadequate, not to mention he is a socialist." meme down pretty rock solid. Sounds to me like you really don't care or even disagree with them very much. I hope I'm wrong on both accounts.

  2. FJ: The facts are what they are. Obama's been a disappoinment because he seems willing to negotiate against himself and what he ran on.
    Yet, the Repugs can't take advantage because they're hostage to the lunacy of their desperation.

  3. Doesn't make a difference if Obama wins a 2nd term (and I expect he will).

    This isn't England and our system is different. Obama can't even introduce legislation to Congress. Nor is this Parliament where Prime Minister has direct influence. President Obama will still be at the whim of Congress. And Congress hasn't been anti-gun for some time.

    Regardless of whatever rhetoric you may hear coming from the Oval office, Congress will not be passing any gun control bills in the near future. Nothing would have passed in the last session; even less likelihood now. We'll more likely see pro-gun measures pass then gun control restrictions.

    So that essentially leaves Obama with little options beyond talking. Federal Judge appointments at lower levels (No more SCOTUS retirees in the next 6 years), possible executive orders (that can be overridden by Congress), and possible regulatory measures (EPA on lead bullets?) that also can be overruled either in the courts or by Congress itself.

    'Winning' means passing legislation for your side. Otherwise you're 'winning' about as much as Charlie Sheen.

  4. 9.2% funemployment
    $4.00 gas
    +40-60% electric bills
    (closing coal power plants will do that)

    Obama is toast he cannot/will not win a second term, whomever the Republicans run against him will win.

    And to top it all off.....

    The closed-door testimony of ATF’s acting Acting Director (Kenneth Melson), saying that the Justice Department was obstructing a congressional investigation, has prompted an expansion of that ongoing probe into the controversial “Fast and Furious” weapons-smuggling operation.


    Meanwhile Thursday, Mexican police released a videotaped interview of Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar, in which the recently captured No. 3 leader of the Los Zetas drug cartel said “all the weapons” the Zetas use were “bought in the United States” and that “even the American government itself was selling the weapons."

    Obama may not be a sitting president if much more evidence of coverup comes to light.... because if you remember it was tricky dick that taught us it's not the crime but the coverup.....

    So you guys just keep on hitting them out of the park..... and we won't be seeing a Dem president for 40 years......

  5. You're delusional, and out of touch with every metric of public opinion. As low as democrats are in popularity, the republicans are far lower. Even Republicans don't like who the party is running.

    In the 2010 elections, every Republican governor who was elected, the states decidedly would elect the Democratic opposition if the election were a do-over.

    The Republicans are losing, AGAIN. Maybe it's because they can't add or subtract, and replace facts (like numbers) with hollow ideology, aka Republican math.

    Now Boehner is backing off of his demands to Obama, and apparently can't hold together the Republicans which are factionally fracturing. Obama has the option of the constitutional solution to the debt ceiling as a last resort; Boehner has nothing equivalent. The right is starting 'to blink', while becoming steadily less and less popular among their own base, and enormously so among independents, including that all-important demographic, seniors.

    Wake up and smell the coffee.

  6. Isn't it an act of war by international treaty to aid and assisting the delivery of arms to criminals in another country?

    From Sen Grasley's letter to Holder/WH

    Mr. Melson also said he was not allowed to communicate to Congress the
    reasons for the reassignments.

    He claimed that ATF's senior leadership would have
    preferred to be more cooperative with our inquiry much earlier in the process.

    However, he said that Justice Department officials directed them not to respond and
    took full control of replying to briefing and document requests from Congress...

    ...If his (Acting Director Melson's) account is accurate, then ATF leadership appears to have been effectively
    muzzled while the DOJ sent over false denials and buried its head in the sand.

    Why lie about it if it's all above board?

    Now Boehner is backing off of his demands to Obama....

    Uhm, ok whatever makes 'you' feel beter.

    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner is rejecting President Obama's offer to make historic cuts to the federal government and the social safety net, saying in a statement Saturday evening that he can not agree to the tax increases Democrats insisted on as part of the bargain.

  7. You're delusional, and out of touch with every metric of public opinion.

    55% say otherwise.....


    Here are 23 from the past six months that say you are wrong; throw in the STrib poll, and it makes an even two dozen.

  9. I believe JadeGold is absolutely right. Obama has been a terrible disappointment, nevertheless he'll win big against whatever Republican nutjob the put up against him.