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Glass House Democrats

People who live in Glass Houses...

There is an American proverb that goes like this: “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”. It is another way of saying “liars shouldn’t make accusations”.

Recently, President Barack Obama trotted out the spurious campaign theme of “foreign subversion of American democracy” against… wait for it… the Chamber of Commerce. Obama then sent attack dogs David AxlerodRobert Gibbs and Vice President Joe Biden to drum the message into the minds of the uninformed.

Yet, neither the Democrat National Committee (DNC) nor the White House have provided any evidence that the Chamber of Commerce has used foreign-generated funds for campaign ads.

And, rather inconveniently for the Democrats, the left-leaning New York Times  found no basis for the charge… and further, pointed out that many leftist environmental and union groups raise political money from foreign sources.

It is a case of what psychologists term “projection”. It is a form of accusing others of your own sins in order to justify your negative behavior. The rest of us just call it hypocrisy. 

So, why are the Democrats accusing the Republicans of subverting American democracy when they take DOUBLE the foreign funds of their opponents?

Two reasons: (1) to distract independent voters away from the dismal record of Obamanomics, and because (2) nothing arouses the Loony Left’s ire like people spending their own money on conservative political causes.

These are desperate times for Democrat congressional candidates. They need every vote they can muster — even if they have to lie to get them.

© 2010 by kens*ten. All rights reserved.

Billy Joel / “Don’t Ask Me Why” (from the album “Glass Houses”)



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Democrats at War… with Each Other

Gunning for Each Other

No doubt about it, Americans are angry.  And, the anger is not exclusive to political right.

The liberal media reports breathlessly and incessantly on the battle among Republicans between “Tea Party Patriots” and the “GOP Establishment”.

What the media has avoided analyzing… naturally… is the growing and evident divide in the Democrat Party.

Here are a several examples:

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs reacted strongly against criticism from those he termed “the professional left”.  Gibbs told The Hill website, “Those people ought to be drug tested.”

(Despite the truth of Gibbs’ statement, is it wise to call your political base stoners?)

Obama chief-of-staff Rahm Emmanuel, not to be outdone by a mere PR hack, called MoveOn.org and other lefty groups “f—ing retarded” for running ads against administration-supported Democrats.

(Temper, temper Rahm.)

New York Times uber-liberal columnist Maureen Dowd slammed President Obama as “an elitist and situationist.” 

(Poor Maureen has only become more unhinged since Bush and Cheney left Washington.  And, who thought that was possible?)

Labor unions and environmentalists strongly backed Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter (D-AR) for nomination against Obama-supported incumbent Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR).  Lincoln barely survived the primary challenge.

(In other words: No Card Check – No Love.)

The White House tried to buy off Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA) to avoid a primary challenge to party-switching octogenarian Senator Arlen Specter (D/R/D-PA).  Sestak rejected the bribe and easily bested Specter.

(Moral: Never borrow another kid’s pudding spoon.)

So-called conservative Blue Dog Democrats loudly lobbied for a pre-election vote on extending the Bush Tax Cuts to help their slim re-election chances.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used their powerful positions to prevent such heresy to liberal ideology.

(See what that “Yes” vote on ObamaCare got ya?

The Congressional Black Caucus is feeling unloved by a mostly-white Democrat leadership that keeps investigating them for ethics violations. 

(Now how are Democrats supposed to play the Race Card?)

And, just this week Obama political adviser David Axlerod had a testy conference call with lefty bloggers.  Crooks and Liars blogger Susan Madrak accused the Obama Administration of “hippie punching”.  Added Madrak of lib bloggers in general:

We’re the girl you’ll take under the bleachers but you won’t be seen with in the light of day.

(There are at least one hundred jokes there… and as tempting as it is… I will let them go.)

Imagine Obama and the Democrats losing the Daily Kos and Firedoglake crowd.  Can a Nader/Kucinich 2012 third-party ticket be just around the corner?

Sometimes the stories they don’t focus on are the really important ones.

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