03 November 2010

Let's see the CBC put some lipstick...

...on this pig...

Put aside the sound bites and the spin: The Democrats got whipped yesterday.

The Republican takeover of the House is no less dramatic for having been predicted by every two-bit pundit on the planet. A pickup of nearly 60 seats is a toss-the-bums-out election by any standard.

And while the Dems managed to hang onto control of the Senate, that was always the most likely outcome unless every single domino fell in the GOP’s direction.

The media chatter the day after will center on whether the Democrats averted a tsunami and were merely struck by a strong hurricane. But the coulda-been-worse argument is pointless at the moment.

When a Russ Feingold loses, you know that public sentiment has turned against you.
The WSJ weighs in...
Republicans took control of governors' mansions across the country Tuesday, including a close contest in swing state Ohio and a victory by a tea-party favorite in South Carolina.

The GOP flipped at least a half-dozen states that had been governed by Democrats, racking up wins across the Midwest, notably in Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, Oklahoma and, in the West, Wyoming. Republicans also took over governors' seats in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, New Mexico and Iowa.

RELATED: Cheer up Ontario...

...there's always hope...
-- VANCOUVER -- Calling politics a “very nasty business at times” British Columbia’s scandal-plagued premier, Gordon Campbell, announced his resignation at a hastily called news conference Wednesday morning.

An Angus Reid Public Opinion found Campbell’s approval rating hit an all-time low of 9% in October.

Campbell did not take any questions and abruptly left the news conference after thanking his wife Nancy and sons Jeffrey and Nicholas.

LAST WORD: I'll spare you all the...

...virulent lol'ing & hahaha'ing about the "Democratic victory" by my own personal troll... (thank you once again comment moderation)... and instead present the mea culpa of the "Car Salesman in Chief" himself...
President Obama offered a fair critique of his own administration on Wednesday: "We were in such a hurry to get things done that we didn't change how things got done. I think that frustrated people." Calling the Democratic defeat a "shellacking," he congratulated his Republican opponents on their victory on Tuesday.

He made no mention of his campaign-long insistence that tax cuts be permitted to expire on upper-income families, a position he said would avoid swelling the deficit but put him in conflict with Republicans.

He also virtually abandoned his legislation — hopelessly stalled in the Senate — featuring economic incentives to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, vehicles and other sources.
P.S. Nonny... wouldn't a "stupid dumbfuck" actually be kinda redundant?


Anonymous said...

you're certainly doing your damnedest to scream from the highest mountaintop that this is a republican victory.

The truth is, the country was left in the biggest financial meltdown since the great depression.

2 years later, what did we think was going to happen? And they voted in the party that drove the economy into the ground?

This, is a victory? Jesus christ on a cracker you couldn't make this shit up can you!

Well let's watch the next 2 years and see how great they do. I know I will be.

Neo Conservative said...

oh damn, nonny... you got me.

yup... president mcdreamy really kicked some serious neo-con ass last night, didn't he?

good grief.


Anonymous said...

Well the CBC did try to put lipstick on this election which resulted in the most changeover in Congress since Herbert Hoover.

The party line is this: anybody would have got wiped out in this economy, America is divided (huh?), the Republicans 'seized' control of Congress, this election was about anger not hope, etc.

Neo Conservative said...

"anon says... the CBC did try"

it's what the fuzzy-bunny left-leaning canadian media does.

there was a report on ctv news last night about prime minister harper looking into changing the law so we wouldn't have another david chen debacle.

ctv's take on the story... "opposition parties won't rest until the law is changed".


the same people who have been freaking out about the conservatives "tough on crime" legislation... are suddenly driving the agenda?

you've just gotta shake your head.


Anonymous said...

Did I -say- president "mcDreamy" as you call him kicked serious neo-con butt?

No, I don't see that anywhere in my words. Americans suffered through 2 years of economic hell, and their only voice is through the ballot box.

All I said was, are we really that surprised?

Neo Conservative said...

no, nonny... what you actually shrieked out was...
"This, is a victory? Jesus christ on a cracker you couldn't make this shit up can you!"

screechy, dubious assertion totally aside... you really need to work on your punctuation & tenses.

but hey... thanks for playing.


jwkozak91 said...

"And they voted in the party that drove the economy into the ground?"

Yes, it was Financial Services Oversight Chairperson Rep. Barney Frank (D. Mass), who was responsible for US government-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when those corporations bought up NINJA mortgages. And Pres. Carter signed a bill to force banks to give mortgages to low-income people. And ACORN lawyer Obama used lawsuit threats to pressure Chicago banks to keep lending to people who couldn't pay them back. And Lehman Bros. was the largest single donor to the Dems during 2006 and before they went bankrupt in 2008.

Neo Conservative said...

the perfect socialist storm.


jwkozak91 said...

So Premier Gordo's leavin', eh?

My two cents: the resignation is for the good of this coalition party of federal Grits and federal Tories. The BC Liberals were gettin' too "progressive" for the conservative wing of the party.

However, there's a red progressive horse in the wings - former BC finance minister Carole Taylor, ex-journo of CTV and federal Finance bureaucrat.