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Bloviating Zeppelin: Let The Reality Commence

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Let The Reality Commence

The Passion Of The Pelosi:

Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is in the process of making, along with the Democrats themselves, an amazing discovery. It's like they, akin to the GOP, have to make miraculous discoveries election after election because they appear to:

1) Have no sense of history and
2) Have no memory.

Nancy Pelosi's "honeymoon" is over; it lasted, what, just a hair over 24 hours?

Then she got slammed by her own kind, kinda like a big ol' WWF Slapdown.

Hence my title: "Let The Reality Commence."

Pelosi chose the aging reprobate and ethically-challenged Jack Murtha as her "second in command." Murtha is a wanking Moonbat, to be kind. Yeah, he served in the military, blah blah blah. I wrote about her choice here.

Then Murtha got voted out as quickly as the Dems voted 175,937 to 0 to axe Mad Jack.

"It was a serious misstep and inexplicable to me," former Republican leader Dick Armey chortled. "I just hope she does more of it."

Pelosi wanted to push through lobbying and ethics reforms -- but evidently didn't get the memo stating Murtha thought her reform measures were, quote: "total crap."

Additionally, as the Pelosi-Hoyer-Murtha battle was boiling, Democratic water-carrier and Major Dem Apologist James Carville and pollster Stan Greenberg -- both of whom are close to the Clintons -- loudly called on Howard Dean to resign as Democratic chairman, saying the party could have won more House seats if he had spent its money more wisely.

Will she listen? Will she realize what a dead anchor Howard Dean is truly?

She does, in my estimation, have one mindset to make things work on one level. It is a mindset I wholeheartedly wish the GOP had found within itself now, and in the future. Pelosi once said to some Time magazine writers a few months ago:

The Speaker-to-be puts it in more graphic terms. At lunch with a group of TIME correspondents a few months ago, she said Republican attacks on her would not work, because she wouldn't let them. "If people are ripping your face off," she said, picking at a chicken salad dressed only with lemon wedges, "you have to rip their face off."

Good strategy. GOP: ARE YOU LISTENING?

Evidently not.

Heavy sigh.

Then there are more internal politics.

According to, Hillary Clinton:

. . . fears that the California congresswoman will rival her as the leading woman in her party, a position Hillary held before the Democrats took control of Congress in the midterm elections.

Another concern for Hillary, according to a source, is that if Pelosi is seen as a failure in her role as speaker, that could convince many that a woman isn’t up to handling a top job in Washington. “Hillary loses whether Pelosi succeeds or fails,” the source said.

Others see more problems with the Hillary-Pelosi dynamic. Writing in the New York Post, Deborah Orin-Eilbeck states that Pelosi’s rise “might ruin Clinton’s 2008 dreams.”

According to the columnist, “Pelosi comes across as a shrill anti-military, anti-prayer, sharply partisan super-liberal who angrily insults Republican foes as ‘immoral.’

Here is another Reality Check for Speaker Pelosi:

It is very easy to criticize and kvetch from a distant point whilst those under the gun attempt to make critical decisions. And then, on top of that, offer no alternative decisions whatsoever other than the two letter word:


The Democrats are nothing more than the party of NO. No this, no that, no no no.

Here is the Democratic version of our future:

Speaker Pelosi: you'd best get your best minds together and corral them quickly. Because whilst you bloviate and speak in terms of wildly generic talking points, the best of the best Islamists are still planning and plotting and now looking upon this electoral turnover as only beneficial to them.

Why might that be?

Or are you even asking that question?

There is also this:

The Democrats have gained control of the House of Representatives, but the numbers show that they have a precarious hold on power, according to an analysis by Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform.

The House now has 59 Democrats who were elected in districts that voted for George Bush in 2004. But there are only nine House Republicans elected in districts that went for John Kerry in 2004. Therefore, the 59 Democrats are in more difficult districts than the nine Republicans.

Norquist and his organization calculate that if the Republicans in 2008 won only those districts that voted 58 percent of more for Bush in 2004, they would gain 19 seats. And if they won only those districts that went 55 percent or more for Bush, they would pick up 33 seats.

You are now in a position of Power. You will have to make decisions; critical decisions. Now shoes are on other feet. You will have to provide ideas, alternatives, thoughts, plans.

I remain unconvinced the Dems and the DEM are up to it.



Blogger A Jacksonian said...

First Pelosi goes for Murth, the Abscam Man who could find all sorts of fun ways to get money into his 'district' for 'favors', and who really wanted an open ended commitment... in Haiti.

Then it was Hastings, impeached for blowing a Federal Wiretap the good judge was overseeing by letting a friend know that a friend of his was *hot*... as in watched by the Feds. Well, the good judge would know since that was the case being overseen by said Judge Hastings. Impeached in the House by 413-3 and then thrown out of office by the Senate... even such luminaries as Ted Kennedy, JF Kerry and, if memory serves, Robert Byrd all voted to get the Judge out of office.

Now she has Charlie Rangel who just loves the idea of the draft so much that he will propose it *again*. Yes, he loves the idea of 'compulsory service' for young adults! Even after he voted against it in 2004 after advocating it then... but now its 'really, really a good idea'.

How soon until the Taxman shows up?

Remember, this is the Party that tried to make something of the culture of corruption of the Republicans... forgetting to tell of their OWN corruption and just looking past same and their great love of coercion on conscription.

Corruption, taxes, compulsory service... what part of Big Government Taking Over Your Life is there *not* to like in this? Nannystate... do as you are told, plebes, because it is good for you.

Hate that from the Left or the Right. They can both take this Big Government thing and drop it back in the 20th century where it belongs... with Fascism and Communism. Big Government telling YOU what to do...

We really, really have to let go of the 20th century now... or it will drag us down with it.

Sun Nov 19, 05:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AJ: Yes indeed. And I heard Rangel, just today, reiterating his desire for a draft. Perhaps like John Kerry, he was "for it before I was against it."

Whatever the fuck that means.

Corruption, taxes, corruption, taxes, more corruption, more taxes, more of the same and the same and the same.

Holy shit.

How much LONGER can we take this, AJ?

Not much longer are we slated to survive, I am thinking.


Sun Nov 19, 06:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

What we have all forgotten as it is not mentioned is that winning the 'victory' of the voters does, indeed, ignore the entire population. When voter turnout drops below 50%, you cannot be said to truly be living in a representative democracy. This is the path to tyranny and Big Government that coalesces from the Right and Left, each having their own Nannystate ideals until the Rights of the People are so hemmed and limited as to be meaningless.

I detest the two party system, vehemently.

Political parties with heirarchical structures remove the say of individuals and concentrate power and money into fewer and fewer hands. Some rationale for that in the 19th and early 20th century was understandable. It is, however, totally contrary to the full Freedoms laid out in the Constitution and can be fully done in another way in the 21st century so that each person has their say in cacophony, but then agree upon commonality of ideas until true majority is reached.

And the only way to get a Political Party like that is to make one. A party that is as strong or weak as those people in it wish it to be for themselves. A party that requires some common understanding, but rejects no good ideas so long as they fall within what keeps a Free People free. A party that says 'NO' to Nannystate, 'NO' to Big Government and, in point of fact, looks to hit the Federal RESET button so as to eliminate all the things the Government was never meant to have.

I am the least able person to do this.

And yet the Burden of the Republic ultimately rests upon the shoulders of those least able to sustain it: The People.

I do blame the Parties and Politicians for so twisting this system as to drive out itnerest in democracy and being a Nation. But the fault must also lie within Ourselves. And to change the Nation we *must* change ourselves within the limits of what each can do. So that we can put away idiotic partisan ideas that are putting us all at peril, and look forward as a People to Make a Nation that has Honor and Respect amongst all the People.

But that can only start with each of us as individuals. For if we cannot find it within ourselves and reach out to make a Nation, then the Nation shall surely fall.

As it was at the Founding, so it remains to this day.

Mon Nov 20, 08:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger Dionne said...

That cartoon is awesome!! I have an awesome video of Dennis Miller trashing Pelosi, you need to come watch it, you would love it.

Mon Nov 20, 10:13:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

11 21 06

I am speechless. All I can say is DAMN!!!!!!! hehehehehhehehehe

Tue Nov 21, 10:05:00 AM PST  

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