Demoralized as Hell: If you do Everything Edition

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He took long chances but he took them because he had to. If Grant had not had supe­rior num­bers, he might have taken chances as long as Lee took. The only way to win for Lee was with long chances, and it made him brilliant.

Shelby Foote on Robert E. Lee

For a very long time in 2011 & 2012 I was say­ing to any­one that would lis­ten that the Democ­rats were Demor­al­ized as hell and the GOP should “ride right through them”.

Over and over I pointed to things the Democ­rats in gen­eral and the Obama cam­paign in par­tic­u­lar were doing that indi­cated they were worried.

The rea­son WHY the democ­rats were doing these things was because they knew they were in trou­ble and were doing all they could to counter it in order to win.

Of course while the Democ­rats were doing what they could con­trol there were things that they sup­pos­edly couldn’t con­trol and one of the things were the actions of Tea Party activists as Glenn Reynolds wrote before the last elec­tion:

In 2010, the Tea Party move­ment deliv­ered a huge set­back to Obama and the Democ­rats in con­gres­sional elec­tions. And from 2010 up to now, it’s deliv­ered telling blows to insuf­fi­ciently respon­si­ble Repub­li­can leg­is­la­tors in one pri­mary elec­tion and cau­cus after another. (Just ask for­mer Utah Sen. Robert Ben­nett, or Indiana’s Richard Lugar, or even the vic­to­ri­ous but chas­tened Orrin Hatch).

But now comes the Tea Party’s biggest test. Can it swing a close pres­i­den­tial elec­tion against a dependency-​loving incum­bent, and in favor of a fis­cally respon­si­ble challenger?

Peo­ple for­get how scared the left actu­ally was, let me remind you of what Michael Moore was say­ing DUR­ING the Demo­c­rat convention

Lis­ten to these quotes:

The big prob­lem is Obama’s base is ‘Yeah I think I’m going to vote for him’ but this time four years ago every­body includ­ing myself were work­ing on phone banks.

and this

Young peo­ple who were vot­ing for him four years ago are not that enthused and are not work­ing like they were four years ago.

Moore did some­thing you don’t often see him do, give an hon­est assess­ment of a sit­u­a­tion, act­ing not as a pro­pa­gan­dist but as a real­ist. He said out loud what a lot of peo­ple on the left know and what the media know but are doing their best to hide.

Democ­rats were wor­ried and it showed. That’s unfor­tu­nately one of the rea­sons why Mitt Romney’s cam­paign felt he could both step on his own activists while play­ing the Gen­tle­man with Obama.

Let me remind you I first used the phrase on Jan­u­ary 20th 2010 the day after Scott Brown’s vic­tory the event that MADE the tea party.

Why does this mat­ter because the date of the anti-​tea party moves of the IRS has con­tin­ued to move back:

The scrutiny began, how­ever, in March 2010, before an uptick could have been observed, accord­ing to data con­tained in the audit released Tues­day from the Trea­sury Department’s inspec­tor gen­eral for tax administration…

March 2010 two months after the Scott Brown vic­tory in Massachusetts!

Any­one who thinks that tim­ing is a coin­ci­dence is either imbe­cilic, insane or indoctrinated

When I com­mented dur­ing the elec­tion sea­son about the Obama administration’s fear of the tea party I said:

You can’t do a damn thing about them, you can only hope to out­work them with your paid guys.

Appar­ently that sen­tence should have said was:

You can’t do a damn thing about them…unless you are a believer in the prin­ci­ple of “The Ends Jus­ti­fies the means” and will­ing to use Nixon style tactics..

Lyn­don John­son famously said, if you do every­thing you can win, he didn’t spec­ify “every­thing legal”.

I can’t say it is a fact, that Barack Obama or his cam­paign offi­cially used the IRS to retard the growth and the effec­tive­ness of the Tea Party in order to decrease their reach and effec­tive­ness a foe on 2012, at least not yet…

…but I will say in my opin­ion that an Admin­is­tra­tion will­ing to leave Amer­i­cans to die in Beng­hazi and frame a crummy film­maker as respon­si­ble for it are cer­tainly capa­ble of it.

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An opti­mist would say yes­ter­day I halved the dis­tance between where I was and the goal of a $300 pay­check for the week.

A pes­simist would say I was only $4 short yes­ter­day and I’m STILL $2 short today.

I would like to actu­ally make this week’s goal, so if there is at least one reader who would care to kick in to get me over the top, sim­ply hit DaTip­Jar below

He took long chances but he took them because he had to. If Grant had not had superior numbers, he might have taken chances as long as Lee took. The only way to win for Lee was with long chances, and it made him brilliant.

Shelby Foote on Robert E. Lee

For a very long time in 2011 & 2012 I was saying to anyone that would listen that the Democrats were Demoralized as hell and the GOP should “ride right through them”.

Over and over I pointed to things the Democrats in general and the Obama campaign in particular were doing that indicated they were worried.

The reason WHY the democrats were doing these things was because they knew they were in trouble and were doing all they could to counter it in order to win.

Of course while the Democrats were doing what they could control there were things that they supposedly couldn’t control and one of the things were the actions of Tea Party activists as Glenn Reynolds wrote before the last election:

In 2010, the Tea Party movement delivered a huge setback to Obama and the Democrats in congressional elections. And from 2010 up to now, it’s delivered telling blows to insufficiently responsible Republican legislators in one primary election and caucus after another. (Just ask former Utah Sen. Robert Bennett, or Indiana’s Richard Lugar, or even the victorious but chastened Orrin Hatch).

But now comes the Tea Party’s biggest test. Can it swing a close presidential election against a dependency-loving incumbent, and in favor of a fiscally responsible challenger?

People forget how scared the left actually was, let me remind you of what Michael Moore was saying DURING the Democrat convention

Listen to these quotes:

The big problem is Obama’s base is ‘Yeah I think I’m going to vote for him’ but this time four years ago everybody including myself were working on phone banks.

and this

Young people who were voting for him four years ago are not that enthused and are not working like they were four years ago.

Moore did something you don’t often see him do, give an honest assessment of a situation, acting not as a propagandist but as a realist. He said out loud what a lot of people on the left know and what the media know but are doing their best to hide.

Democrats were worried and it showed. That’s unfortunately one of the reasons why Mitt Romney’s campaign felt he could both step on his own activists while playing the Gentleman with Obama.

Let me remind you I first used the phrase on January 20th 2010 the day after Scott Brown’s victory the event that MADE the tea party.

Why does this matter because the date of the anti-tea party moves of the IRS has continued to move back:

The scrutiny began, however, in March 2010, before an uptick could have been observed, according to data contained in the audit released Tuesday from the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration…

March 2010 two months after the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts!

Anyone who thinks that timing is a coincidence is either imbecilic, insane or indoctrinated

When I commented during the election season about the Obama administration’s fear of the tea party I said:

You can’t do a damn thing about them, you can only hope to outwork them with your paid guys.

Apparently that sentence should have said was:

You can’t do a damn thing about them…unless you are a believer in the principle of “The Ends Justifies the means” and willing to use Nixon style tactics..

Lyndon Johnson famously said, if you do everything you can win, he didn’t specify “everything legal”.

I can’t say it is a fact, that Barack Obama or his campaign officially used the IRS to retard the growth and the effectiveness of the Tea Party in order to decrease their reach and effectiveness a foe on 2012, at least not yet…

…but I will say in my opinion that an Administration willing to leave Americans to die in Benghazi and frame a crummy filmmaker as responsible for it are certainly capable of it.

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Olimometer 2.52

An optimist would say yesterday I halved the distance between where I was and the goal of a $300 paycheck for the week.

A pessimist would say I was only $4 short yesterday and I’m STILL $2 short today.

I would like to actually make this week’s goal, so if there is at least one reader who would care to kick in to get me over the top, simply hit DaTipJar below