What a disgusting spectacle. As their prospects in November grow dimmer, desperate Dem Socialists are lashing out like cornered rats at everyone and anyone but their own physical selves.
Nancy Pelosi blames the Senate:
While trying to mend ties between her caucus and the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned her ire toward her Senate colleagues on Thursday, blaming Senate delays in passing the Democratic agenda for the disappointing jobs picture heading into the midterm elections.
“If we had healthcare sooner, if we had energy sooner, if we had an education bill sooner – they are all three pillars of job creation – and that would have resulted in more jobs created by now,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Thursday at her weekly press conference.
Dingy Harry, (with no sense of irony whatsoever) blames Republicans for “rooting for failure”:
Republicans hope unemployment rates jump higher to give them a better shot at retaking Congress, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday.
At a press conference announcing a package of proposals to help small business, the Nevada Democrat said Republicans were obstructing legislation to help the economy for political reasons.
“They think the worse the economy is come November, the better they’re going to do election-wise,” Reid said.
Good lord, where to even begin? My irony meter exploded on that one. While I pick up the pieces, I’ll let Allahpundit handle Dingy, at Hot Air:
No one wants this to continue. Republicans are just pointing out that these are the predictable outcomes of government running amuck, just as we predicted would happen all along. If Obama suddenly became a free-market Friedman acolyte and demanded an end to Democratic Keynesianism, we’d cheer him on.
There is a difference between rooting for failure and observing that the natural consequences of class-warfare, populist, anti-capital policies have unfolded just as predicted. The fact that Reid can’t actually tell the difference is Exhibit A in the argument that he needs to be retired by his constituents.
Update: The irony of the man who announced on Capitol Hill in 2007 that “the war is lost” complaining about cheerleading for failure was lost on me this morning, but not on our commenters. Nice work!
Update II: The irony doesn’t end there, either. This is Harry Reid in April 2007:
“We’re going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war,” Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) told reporters yesterday. “Senator Schumer has shown me numbers that are compelling and astounding.”
Reid was referring to Charles E. Schumer of New York, the Senate Democrats’ campaign chief. “You look at the polling numbers of Republican senators, and the war in Iraq is a lead weight attached to their ankles. They know that,” Schumer said.
Senator Reid, who cheerleads failure and defeat for political gain?
One of the most frequently used tactics of the Alinsky left is to accuse their opponents of what they themselves do, would do, or have done.
Meanwhile, Democratic governors point finger at D.C.:
Democratic governors facing grim budget choices, lingering unemployment and angry voters are pointing a finger at their colleagues in Democratic-controlled Washington to explain this year’s toxic political climate.
Few will directly fault President Barack Obama for their party’s plight heading into the fall midterm elections, but the state chief executives gathered here for the National Governors Association meeting believe Congress and the White House have made an already difficult year worse.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Tuesday that Democrats will be using George W. Bush’s record against Republicans in the midterm elections, and he’s confident they will win.
“Returning to failed policies is not a productive option for this country. The policies we pursued in the ’90s under Bill Clinton that were unanimously opposed by the Republicans led to the best economy, biggest job creation, and four years of balanced budgets. We’re going to make that argument,” Hoyer told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. “The policies we pursued succeeded and the policies that the Republicans still talk about returning to were demonstrably failed policies.”
Democrat budgets for the foreseeable future quadruple the annual deficit: the record-setting figure for 2010 is roughly $1.9 trillion. Obama’s claim about cutting the deficit in half in a few years is a fairy tail — like “slashing prices” by 50 percent the day after you’ve doubled them.And the administration blatantly lied, stating that tax increases would not affect 95 percent of taxpayers. New taxes on energy — under the fraudulent “cap-and-trade” regime — will force every business in America to raise its prices. Taxpayers will be wounded… directly and indirectly.
Democrats also used every budgeting gimmick, every payoff and bribe, every sleazy tactic possible to pass socialized medicine, a failure everywhere it’s been tried — into the Statists’ plans. As for the $45 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities represented by Medicare and Medicaid? On that subject, Obama is utterly silent.
Obama and the rest of the Democrats want to tell you how much energy you can use (smart grids that can automatically shut off your air conditioner), whether you can give money to charities and which kinds of toilets you can buy.
Even ignoring his oppressive energy taxes, every dollar of Obama’s new debt means that future taxes must be $1 higher in present-value terms. This translates to a discounted present-value legacy of $6.5 trillion of new, future taxes.
The tax burden each family of four can expect? $163,000. Let me repeat that: $163,000 for each and every tax-paying household in America.
Your children… my children… our grandchildren… are all slaves to the Obama budget. Because Barack Obama and his comrades in Congress are ideologues. They could care less about the economy.
They’re beholden to ACORN, the SEIU, the NEA, the AFT, the ACLU and trial lawyers of every vintage and variety.
As subscribers to a failed ideology, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the radical Statists are consigning our descendants to slavery. Girl Scouts. Boy Scouts. Toddlers. Infants. The unborn.
Out with them before they do any more damage.