Maybe Don Surber is Right Part 3

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Maybe Don Surber is Right Part 3

Another day another batch of evi­dence back­ing up Don Surber in the news

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Can you say “Veto Proof”?

The pres­i­dent has put his feet in cement in oppo­si­tion to the Key­stone oil pipeline. But on Capi­tol Hill, more and more Democ­rats are join­ing Repub­li­cans to force approval of the pipeline, whether Obama wants it or not.

The lat­est action hap­pened Wednes­day, when the House passed a mea­sure to move the pipeline for­ward. Before the vote, Obama issued a veto threat. The House approved the pipeline any­way — by a veto-​proof major­ity, 293 to 127. Sixty-​nine Democ­rats aban­doned the pres­i­dent to vote with Repub­li­cans. That’s a lot of defections.

and in the sen­ate the demo­c­rat major­ity they are resort­ing to the fil­i­buster to keep this from get­ting a vote

Democ­rats are using the fil­i­buster to stop the pipeline, which means 60 votes are required to pass it. (Some Democ­rats who bit­terly opposed the fil­i­buster when Repub­li­cans used it against Obama ini­tia­tives are notably silent these days.) In a vote last month, 11 Sen­ate Democ­rats stood up against Obama to vote in favor of the pipeline. Add those 11 to the Repub­li­cans’ 47 votes, and the pro-​pipeline forces are just a cou­ple of votes away from break­ing Harry Reid’s filibuster.

We’re right around the cor­ner from actu­ally pass­ing it,” says a well-​informed Sen­ate source.

and if you are think­ing: Hey that’s con­ser­v­a­tive Byron York can’t trust what that guy says, here is the head­line from the New York Times:

Democ­rats Join­ing G.O.P. on Pipeline

You know mem­bers of con­gress usu­ally move toward a pop­u­lar pres­i­dent, not away from him.

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One sec­ond thought maybe Oba­macare wasn’t such a good idea

Nearly two years after tea party mem­bers and the vot­ers showed that Oba­macare was not the best idea in the world con­gres­sional democ­rats are finally say­ing so aloud:

I think we would all have been bet­ter off — Pres­i­dent Obama polit­i­cally, Democ­rats in Con­gress polit­i­cally, and the nation would have been bet­ter off — if we had dealt first with the finan­cial sys­tem and the other related eco­nomic issues and then come back to health­care,” said Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.), who is retir­ing at the end of this Congress.

It’s no coin­ci­dence that Miller and the three other democ­rats reps quoted in this piece Reps Den­nis Car­doza, Bar­ney Frank & Norm Dicks are all retir­ing before elec­tion 2012. For­mer Dem Rep Arthur Davis puts it best:

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,”

Shhhh don’t tell they MSM, what they are still in denial.

Item: What they are see­ing across the water.

The US press has done yeo­man work to keep bad news and dam­ag­ing sto­ries out the MSM, how­ever our friends across the pond have no such com­punc­tion:

If you viewed all this solely through the prism of media cov­er­age and lis­tened just to Wash­ing­ton pun­dits, you’d con­clude that Obama has about an 80 per­cent chances of vic­tory. In real­ity, his chances are much closer to 50:50, per­haps even with Rom­ney hold­ing an advan­tage (though many things can and will hap­pen in six months).

This cog­ni­tive dis­so­nance is partly because of a lib­eral tilt but also because most reporters and talk­ing heads live in bub­bles of com­fort­able afflu­ence insu­lated from the eco­nomic pain most Amer­i­cans are facing.

Even with­out fac­tor­ing in the likely neg­a­tive polit­i­cal impact of, say, Oba­macare being struck down by the Supreme Court in June, Obama’s re-​election bid is already in deep trouble.

Alas the poor media when Rom­ney takes the oath of office in Jan­u­ary (despise the Mor­mon busi­ness that the left will con­tinue to use in increas­ing panic) my mes­sage remains the same:


Ride Right Through them, they’re demor­al­ized as Hell!

When the mask falls away it will fall away all at once, and it will be delight­ful.

Another day another batch of evidence backing up Don Surber in the news

Item:
Can you say “Veto Proof“?

The president has put his feet in cement in opposition to the Keystone oil pipeline. But on Capitol Hill, more and more Democrats are joining Republicans to force approval of the pipeline, whether Obama wants it or not.

The latest action happened Wednesday, when the House passed a measure to move the pipeline forward. Before the vote, Obama issued a veto threat. The House approved the pipeline anyway — by a veto-proof majority, 293 to 127. Sixty-nine Democrats abandoned the president to vote with Republicans. That’s a lot of defections.

and in the senate the democrat majority they are resorting to the filibuster to keep this from getting a vote

Democrats are using the filibuster to stop the pipeline, which means 60 votes are required to pass it. (Some Democrats who bitterly opposed the filibuster when Republicans used it against Obama initiatives are notably silent these days.) In a vote last month, 11 Senate Democrats stood up against Obama to vote in favor of the pipeline. Add those 11 to the Republicans’ 47 votes, and the pro-pipeline forces are just a couple of votes away from breaking Harry Reid’s filibuster.

“We’re right around the corner from actually passing it,” says a well-informed Senate source.

and if you are thinking: Hey that’s conservative Byron York can’t trust what that guy says, here is the headline from the New York Times:

Democrats Joining G.O.P. on Pipeline

You know members of congress usually move toward a popular president, not away from him.

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One second thought maybe Obamacare wasn’t such a good idea

Nearly two years after tea party members and the voters showed that Obamacare was not the best idea in the world congressional democrats are finally saying so aloud:

“I think we would all have been better off — President Obama politically, Democrats in Congress politically, and the nation would have been better off — if we had dealt first with the financial system and the other related economic issues and then come back to healthcare,” said Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.), who is retiring at the end of this Congress.

It’s no coincidence that Miller and the three other democrats reps quoted in this piece Reps Dennis Cardoza, Barney Frank & Norm Dicks are all retiring before election 2012. Former Dem Rep Arthur Davis puts it best:

“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,”

Shhhh don’t tell they MSM, what they are still in denial.

Item: What they are seeing across the water.

The US press has done yeoman work to keep bad news and damaging stories out the MSM, however our friends across the pond have no such compunction:

If you viewed all this solely through the prism of media coverage and listened just to Washington pundits, you’d conclude that Obama has about an 80 percent chances of victory. In reality, his chances are much closer to 50:50, perhaps even with Romney holding an advantage (though many things can and will happen in six months).

This cognitive dissonance is partly because of a liberal tilt but also because most reporters and talking heads live in bubbles of comfortable affluence insulated from the economic pain most Americans are facing.

Even without factoring in the likely negative political impact of, say, Obamacare being struck down by the Supreme Court in June, Obama’s re-election bid is already in deep trouble.

Alas the poor media when Romney takes the oath of office in January (despise the Mormon business that the left will continue to use in increasing panic) my message remains the same:


Ride Right Through them, they’re demoralized as Hell!

When the mask falls away it will fall away all at once, and it will be delightful.