Republicans are in trouble, except when they’re not…

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For the last sev­eral days you have been hear­ing the media talk about how there is trou­ble in Repub­li­can Land. Harry Reid is say­ing how the speaker has to aban­don the Tea Party (My lat­est in the Exam­iner on the sub­ject is To Tea or not to Tea btw) Schumer is going on about “extrem­ism” and CNN is going on and on about how unpop­u­lar or inef­fec­tive the Tea Party is.

Yet for all of the noise you are hear­ing what do we see?

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Locally a good turnout at the tea party meet­ings to see Sher­iff Lew Evan­ge­lidis talk about his first 100 days, Les Gosule on Melissa’s bill and a plethora of Tea Party activ­i­ties in the works.

For a dying move­ment clearly in Cen­tral Mass things are still happening.

Mean­while on cap­i­tal Hill here come the cuts 33 bil­lion:

Biden con­firmed the new tar­get on spend­ing cuts, putting the best face on the deal for Democ­rats and in his trade­mark style, try­ing to add a lit­tle punch to the administration’s stance— still ham­pered by Obama’s detach­ment from the bud­get fight.

But I thought all of these cuts were “dra­con­ian” and “extreme”? If this is the pub­lic num­ber where will the final one be? Yet it is democ­rats try­ing to put the “best face on it”.

Mean­while in Wis­con­sin the Unions are lean­ing on small busi­ness:

Mem­bers of Wis­con­sin State Employ­ees Union, AFSCME Coun­cil 24, have begun cir­cu­lat­ing let­ters to busi­nesses in south­east Wis­con­sin, ask­ing them to sup­port work­ers’ rights by putting up a sign in their windows.

If busi­nesses fail to com­ply, the let­ter says, “Fail­ure to do so will leave us no choice but (to) do a pub­lic boy­cott of your busi­ness. And sorry, neu­tral means ‘no’ to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members.”

Hey, I thought the Unions were win­ning and the Gov­er­nor was unpop­u­lar? If you are win­ning why play the “Nice busi­ness you’ve got there, shame if any­thing would hap­pen to it.” card.

And the Democ­rats who are so sure pub­licly that the bud­get con­fronta­tion will roll back those 63 seats the repub­li­cans gained are sud­denly not so sure:

NOW, THE DCCC HAS BEEN FORCED TO FOCUS ON ONLY 14 DIS­TRICTS: “The Demo­c­ra­tic Party is tak­ing aim at 14 fresh­men Repub­li­cans in the House, of 87 elected, whom it deems the most vulnerable…We’re way too early in the cycle to start try­ing to pre­dict what the results will be on Nov. 6, 2012. “But it’s pretty remark­able that we’re not hear­ing much talk about Democ­rats retak­ing the House in 2012,” Ger­aghty says.

14 seats they think the repub­li­cans and Tea Party folk are so unpop­u­lar they can pick up a whole 14 seats?

But why worry, after all Pres­i­dent Obama is still polling well…isn’t he?

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s approval rat­ing and prospects for reelec­tion have plunged to all-​time lows in a Quin­nip­iac Uni­ver­sity poll released Wednesday.

Yeah but he’s The one™. We in the MSM know repub­li­cans are in trou­ble and not democ­rats, because if Democ­rats were in trou­ble they’d have to receive open gov­ern­ment awards in secret or some­thing.

Pres­i­dent Obama finally and qui­etly accepted his “trans­parency” award from the open gov­ern­ment com­mu­nity this week — in a closed, undis­closed meet­ing at the White House on Monday.

How can this be? After all it’s not like he’s like John­son or Nixon secretly putting the CNN into for­eign coun­tries to over­throw peo­ple or some­thing?

And I’d be will­ing to bet that these CIA oper­a­tives aren’t the only Amer­i­can boots pen­ny­loafers gators shoes of inde­ter­mi­nate struc­ture on the ground in Libya. We’ve pre­vi­ously reported on the inser­tion of A-10′s and B-1′s into the con­flict. Typ­i­cally, such air­craft require some tac­ti­cal assis­tance on the ground. That’s usu­ally Air Force enlisted per­son­nel; it’s a seg­ment of the AF spe­cial oper­a­tions called com­bat control.

I haven’t linked to Andrew Sul­li­van in ages, but his reac­tion is sim­ply so funny that it deserves a link:

It’s so sur­real, so dis­cor­dant with what the pres­i­dent has told the Amer­i­can peo­ple, so fan­tas­ti­cally con­trary to every­thing he cam­paigned on, that I will sim­ply wait for more con­fir­ma­tion than this before com­ment­ing fur­ther. I sim­ply can­not believe it. I know the pres­i­dent is not against all wars — just dumb ones. But could any war be dumber than this — in a place with no poten­tial for civil soci­ety, wrecked by total­i­tar­i­an­ism, riven by trib­al­ism, in defense of rebels we do not know and who are clearly insuf­fi­cient to the task?

Andrew as a cer­tain Time Lord once said: “you can’t be a suc­cess­ful crook with a dis­hon­est face, can you?”

So to those in the GOP who are wor­ried about fight­ing back because the media says we’re in trou­ble I say this:

“Ride right through them, they’re demor­al­ized as hell”!.

Update: Here is the solu­tion for democ­rats. Tax increases! That’s going to fly really well.

For the last several days you have been hearing the media talk about how there is trouble in Republican Land. Harry Reid is saying how the speaker has to abandon the Tea Party (My latest in the Examiner on the subject is To Tea or not to Tea btw) Schumer is going on about “extremism” and CNN is going on and on about how unpopular or ineffective the Tea Party is.

Yet for all of the noise you are hearing what do we see?

Les Gosule at the Twin City Tea Party 3-28

Locally a good turnout at the tea party meetings to see Sheriff Lew Evangelidis talk about his first 100 days, Les Gosule on Melissa’s bill and a plethora of Tea Party activities in the works.

 

For a dying movement clearly in Central Mass things are still happening.

Meanwhile on capital Hill here come the cuts 33 billion:

Biden confirmed the new target on spending cuts, putting the best face on the deal for Democrats and in his trademark style, trying to add a little punch to the administration’s stance— still hampered by Obama’s detachment from the budget fight.

But I thought all of these cuts were “draconian” and “extreme“? If this is the public number where will the final one be? Yet it is democrats trying to put the “best face on it”.

Meanwhile in Wisconsin the Unions are leaning on small business:

Members of Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, asking them to support workers’ rights by putting up a sign in their windows.

If businesses fail to comply, the letter says, “Failure to do so will leave us no choice but (to) do a public boycott of your business. And sorry, neutral means ‘no’ to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members.”

Hey, I thought the Unions were winning and the Governor was unpopular? If you are winning why play the “Nice business you’ve got there, shame if anything would happen to it.” card.

And the Democrats who are so sure publicly that the budget confrontation will roll back those 63 seats the republicans gained are suddenly not so sure:

NOW, THE DCCC HAS BEEN FORCED TO FOCUS ON ONLY 14 DISTRICTS: “The Democratic Party is taking aim at 14 freshmen Republicans in the House, of 87 elected, whom it deems the most vulnerable…We’re way too early in the cycle to start trying to predict what the results will be on Nov. 6, 2012. “But it’s pretty remarkable that we’re not hearing much talk about Democrats retaking the House in 2012,” Geraghty says.

14 seats they think the republicans and Tea Party folk are so unpopular they can pick up a whole 14 seats?

But why worry, after all President Obama is still polling well…isn’t he?

President Barack Obama’s approval rating and prospects for reelection have plunged to all-time lows in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

Yeah but he’s The one™. We in the MSM know republicans are in trouble and not democrats, because if Democrats were in trouble they’d have to receive open government awards in secret or something.

President Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House on Monday.

How can this be? After all it’s not like he’s like Johnson or Nixon secretly putting the CNN into foreign countries to overthrow people or something?

And I’d be willing to bet that these CIA operatives aren’t the only American boots pennyloafers gators shoes of indeterminate structure on the ground in Libya. We’ve previously reported on the insertion of A-10′s and B-1′s into the conflict. Typically, such aircraft require some tactical assistance on the ground. That’s usually Air Force enlisted personnel; it’s a segment of the AF special operations called combat control.

I haven’t linked to Andrew Sullivan in ages, but his reaction is simply so funny that it deserves a link:

It’s so surreal, so discordant with what the president has told the American people, so fantastically contrary to everything he campaigned on, that I will simply wait for more confirmation than this before commenting further. I simply cannot believe it. I know the president is not against all wars – just dumb ones. But could any war be dumber than this – in a place with no potential for civil society, wrecked by totalitarianism, riven by tribalism, in defense of rebels we do not know and who are clearly insufficient to the task?

Andrew as a certain Time Lord once said: “you can’t be a successful crook with a dishonest face, can you?”

So to those in the GOP who are worried about fighting back because the media says we’re in trouble I say this:

“Ride right through them, they’re demoralized as hell”!.

Update: Here is the solution for democrats. Tax increases! That’s going to fly really well.