Friday, November 5, 2010

Lost in the Neverland

From The New York Times (hat tip to Vox Day):

Tuesday’s election was indeed a “shellacking” for the Democrats, as President Obama admitted after a long night of bad news. It was hardly an order from the American people to discard the progress of the last two years and start over again.

First, that this newspaper considers the last two years as indicative of progress is all you need to know about where it falls on the ideological spectrum.

That said, notice the contradictory nature of the above quote. The Democrats' annihilation in the House is not evidence that the people reject Obama's and the Democrats' agenda? Really? That's what I call keeping on the sunny side. However these leftists spin the situation, it's certainly not evidence of voter approval of the Obama/Democrat blueprint. Voter endorsement would have meant the Democrats keeping control of the House, and maybe even gaining a few seats in the House and Senate -- in other words, the polar opposite of what actually happened.

Here's the breakdown (so far) of gains and losses in the U.S. Congress between 2008 and 2010:

House Democrats: 255 (2008); 187 (2010)
House Republicans: 179 (2008); 239 (2010)

Senate Democrats: 59 (2008); 53 (2010)
Senate Republicans: 40 (2008); 46 (2010)

Obama has spent the last year and nine months ramming home unvarnished socialism with all the gentility of Farmer Brown tickling Old Bossy's tonsils from the wrong end of the cow. All the while, the Democrat Congress has served as a collective rubber stamp for his every Marxist whim. Both entities (and I use that word in the creepiest connotation possible) have spent the better part of two solid years spitting in our faces and smugly giving us the one-finger salute because we don't like it. This behavior culminated in passing socialized medicine into law, which ensures the destruction of the American healthcare system. I have never seen a more blatant disdain for the people's will than that displayed by this past Congress and the current anti-American-in-Chief. Now The New Leftist Times assures us that the embarrassing mudhole-stomping on tuesday had nothing to do with the Democrats' far-left, fringe lunatic agenda.

This kind of reality disconnect is like someone insisting that the glass is half-full, even as he watches it empty down the drain. Of course, only someone with a strong tendency toward self-delusion would champion leftist causes, in the first place.

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