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S.S. Obama Starts To Sink, Crew Starts Jumping Ship
Man The Lifeboats!
Mutiny On The O'Bounty
Back in late 2008 when Barak Hussein Obama was elected I was writing in a different place in a different time. People were all giddy with "hope and change" having just elected the most unqualified, inexperienced person to ever occupy the highest office this land has to offer. It was "all good" because in their minds they knew he was going to make the oceans recede and heal the planet. The reason they "knew" that was because he told them that himself. He would never lie (snicker, snicker, snicker).
At the time, and I did get verbally assaulted more than a few times for saying it, I wondered aloud in print what it was going to be like when the Democrats started eating their young. I just had the feeling it was going to happen, the Obama mistake having been made, and lo and behold the crew of the S.S. Obama is beginning to jump ship and distance themselves from the disasters his administration has created and wants to continue to create. It never is pretty to watch anyone eat their young, but all I can say is, "I told you so."
Even Hillary Is Beginning To Hit The Sauce
Now Barak isn't known to have very thick skin. In fact, he is very thin skinned. That is probably part of his upbringing having been raised as a spoiled child. In his mind, no one sees his brilliance quite like he sees it. So this mutiny on the Obama Bounty has him grinding his teeth at night while Moochelle soothes his bruised ego. Last week they were coming out of the wood work and making the news. That takes the spot light off of "The One" so you can imagine how that is sitting with a man with a narcissistic personality disorder, not well at all I'm sure.
Remember back to the 2010 election when more than a few Democratic incumbents, who had been sitting there for a decade or two, decided it was time to jump in the lifeboat and row like hell to escape the wrath of their constituents that they had experienced at the town hall meetings that were all the rage at the time. You see even then the outrage over Obamacare was apparent to those wise sages who had rammed it through Congress without reading it. That will always be a memorable line - "We need to pass it so that we can find out what is in it." Another brilliant sage with a gaping pie hole at work. So at that time a fair number of political rats decided to either gracefully man the life boats or the electorate made them jump anyway. Sometimes it is better to save face I reckon.
The Sign Of The Times
Joe Manchin, the former Governor of West Virginia and present Senator, proclaimed last week that he wasn't too sure he was going to support Obama's reelection campaign. West Virginia is coal country and Obama, and his EPA stooges, have it in for the coal industry. Of course he did say that his energy policies were going to cause electricity prices to hit the stratosphere. He was right, and they will, if allowed to continue. It's our pocket book you see, not his.
David Axelrod, in charge of the Obama campaign, pointed out that Manchin has made the statement as "a security measure" since he is seeking reelection. Of course it is. He's a politician. It won't sit well with the citizens of West Virginia when their entire economy gets deep sixed by Obama. Joe is known to be a moderate and has been critical of Obama's policies on several occasions since arriving in the Senate.
I Kind Of Like Joe Sometimes...
A few notables, at least in their legendary minds, started weighing in. Up to the plate stepped Barney Frank, who is retiring thank goodness after this term, to take a well aimed pot shot at Obama and his signature piece of legislation we now call Obamacare. Barney said that, "The Democrats paid a terrible price for health care." He went on to say that while they should have been concentrating on the ball (jobs) they instead were being steered in the opposite direction. At last Barney understands. Maybe before he leaves he can bring Nancy Pelosi to see the light but I seriously doubt that.
Senator Jim Webb from Virginia is jumping off the ship. He voted for Obamacare too. He put a different spin on Obama and his lack of effective leadership. He called Obamacare Obama's "biggest downside." We, the People... didn't want it then and since we're really starting to find out what in is in we really don't like it now, Jimbo put it this way,":It cost him a lot of credibility as a leader." Oh duh! Obama isn't a leader so I'm not sure exactly what he was saying. It's hard to lead from behind Senator Webb.
Arthur Davis, a former Alabama Representative who lost his seat, took his best shot and had this to say, "I think the Affordable Care Act is the single least popular piece of major domestic legislation in the last 70 years. It was not popular when it passed; it's less popular now." No kidding Arthur? We could hardly tell. And to think that Obama has his name attached to that piece of trash for eternity.
Remember This Guy?
Old Ben Nelson, the Corn Husker Kickback Guy, is abandoning ship. He saw the hand writing on the wall. Interesting that an IDP/TIPP poll finds that in the Democratic rank and file that fewer than half of them think the government has the right to make anyone buy health insurance. That same poll finds that only a third of those polled think that the Supreme Court should uphold the law. The individual mandate is a disaster waiting to happen.
Brad Miller from North Carolina is kicking his own butt about having voted for Obamacare. He's now changing his tune to say that the nation would have been better off concentrating on jobs and put Obama's health care legislation on the back burner. Amazing how they change their tune when their skin is now in the game. They wasted 18 months of precious time because Obama wouldn't take no for answer. His ego was at stake.
Then There Is The Little Matter Of This...
You see the Keystone XL Pipeline just doesn't fit into Obama's agenda of raising gas prices to the European level of $8 to $9 a gallon. That just doesn't electrify Obama. The opposition is growing within the lawmaker's ranks to Obama's opposition to the job creator and one of the keys to lower gas prices. Obama would rather Canada sell that oil to China so China will have the money to extend more credit on the Bank of China credit card line the nation has with them.
Obama threatened to veto the passage of the pipeline. Remember that among his many threats over the past few years. His bluff was called though and the Republicans in the House, joined by 69 Democratic Reps, bucked Obama and passed a veto proof bill and off to the Senate it went. Obama doesn't really want to make a decision until after the next election even though the passage of the bill would have a positive psychological impact on the price of oil coming down. He has to massage the egos of his tree hugger constituents you see.
Right now in the US Senate the bill is just a vote or two shy of being filibuster proof and the Democrats are working on their own hold outs to see the light and get the project under way. Don't you always love it when they start eating their own? Sometimes the good of the country will come first but it seems so rare these days. Right now Harry Reid is intent on the Senate continuing to do nothing though.
Remember In November!
Politicians, being what they are, have keen political self-preservation skin. They are enjoying sitting up there sucking up the perks and being overpaid at our expense. They evidently enjoy partisan bickering too because lately not much has been getting done. It's been about 1,100 days now since the US Senate passed a budget. We are paying them to do nothing because that is what Harry Reid prefers that they do.
Obama's claim to fame during the last election was that he, and he alone, was the only person in the country qualified to unite us all under one banner. But I have yet to see the seas recede and the planet healed. I've heard a lot of empty rhetoric but not much else is happening. This mutiny on two fronts by his own party may not bode well for Barak Hussein Obama. He is doing a lot of damage that will have to be undone to our country. Even members of his own party are beginning to see that.
The Frog Prince