Damn It! Why Do We Keep Losing To Conservatives


Congratulations! The “grand compromise” will cut nearly thirty nine billion dollars in needed government spending, which proves how “serious” everyone is about reducing the deficit. The grand compromisers could have cancelled the next ten years of tax subsidies for oil companies and cut the deficit by forty billion, but apparently that’s not how serious people do things.

If the Republican Party were singing to its base today, the song would be the theme from Friends, “I’ll Be There For You.” And the Democrats would be singing “You Always Hurt the One You Love.” We’re being told we should celebrate a “compromise” in which Democrats gave up $38.5 billion in spending cuts, when the original Republican demand was for $32 billion. That means the Democrats only gave the Republicans 20% more (20.2135%, to be precise) than they originally demanded.

Okay, guys. You get an extra 20% — and not a penny more!

Once again the unpopular views of a minority have been imposed on the majority. Others will rant and rave about the Democratic leadership, and in fact that process has already begun. But progressives in this country should be asking themselves a serious question: Why does the Tea Party seem to be so much more effective than the left as a movement?

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Flaming liberals never can figure out that if you argue with a conservative, you lose because the liberal argument has no basis of facts. The demonizing and lying are wearing thin with the American people. the Tea Party they demonize and hate is filling up fast with not only conservatives, but also independents who have seen the lies and distortions used in the healthcare deform. they see the czars who make regulations that kill jobs and protest that these people were not voted in nor have they even been approved by the congress filled with people that were voted into office. The democrats who could not pass a budget last year with overwhelming majorities are a joke. The leader of the party, Barry, is an empty suit with zero leadership skills and a penchant for blaming others and taking credit as if he really did deserve the nobel peach prize.

Well, one reason the left keeps losing is because they are faaaaar out of touch with reality. The clown that wrote the article proves it.
It isn’t because their ideas have proven to be failures over and over. It isn’t because their rage filled verbal attacks turn people off. It isn’t because America is a center right country. It isn’t because they are actually the minority. It isn’t because they have the GOP outgunned by billionaires, millionaire, and corporate financiers. It’s not because their actions have hurt the economy, business, and the middle class and will continue to do so.
Nope. It’s because we are Goliath to their David and really good liars. We are corporate owned and evil racists.
The author of that unhinged rant needs to start taking anti-psychotic meds.

Here’s the problem: Obama kept throwing some of his own constituency under the bus.
Over and over again he did it.
He’s STILL doing it!

So, let’s take Florida as an example.
As of 2008 there were 600,000 more Democrats in Florida than Republicans.
Obama’s re-election at least in FLA should be a piece of cake, right?
Polling says something completely different.
Last week, a Quinnipiac poll showed Barack Obama’s job approval rating in the Sunshine State at 42%, with 52% disapproving. A new Mason-Dixon poll shows that the Q-poll was no outlier. The survey conducted for the St. Petersburg Times gives Obama a 43/56 approval rating, with a surprisingly bad result among independents………..

Obama’s disapproval rating among indies is 50%, putting Obama 16 points underwater. In contrast, Obama won the state in 2008 almost entirely due to the seven-point margin of victory among unaffiliated voters (52/45). That’s a 23-point flip in a little over two years.

@Nan G:

Unfortunately, Nan, his reelection won’t just stand upon his own accomplishments, or lack thereof, but upon the chosen opponent amongst the GOP. I do not believe that all those who are dissatisfied with Obama, will choose to have the country go in a completely different direction, such as a true conservative would do. I believe that given a choice of someone different, but ideologically separated by just a few degrees, that they would then choose that different person. Someone like Romney. To me, though, that would be more of the same, just to a smaller magnitude.

I’d rather have a true conservative.

Here’s another liberal hack lamenting the paltry $38Billion in “cuts”.

But let’s give the president the benefit of the doubt, and suppose that $38 billion in spending cuts — and a much larger cut relative to his own budget proposals — was the best deal available. Even so, did Mr. Obama have to celebrate his defeat? Did he have to praise Congress for enacting “the largest annual spending cut in our history,” as if shortsighted budget cuts in the face of high unemployment — cuts that will slow growth and increase unemployment — are actually a good idea?

I wonder sometimes how this guy ever keeps his job, but then I remember that many politicians with similar views still keep their jobs. Krugman fails to note that the cuts are not really cuts to spending on programs, but mere cuts in spending increases. Those programs will still receive spending increases, just not by as much. And Krugman harps on how these cuts will slow growth and increase unemployment, as if that wasn’t happening already, despite the federal governments best efforts to bankrupt the country as quickly as possible.