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Remembering The 111th Congress

Posted Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at 1:25 AM

Nasty Gone To Seed
Quoting Van Helsing of Moonbattery "Socialism is the system by which we all submit to living as government slaves for a guaranteed subsistence at a subhuman level. Essentially, it is enslavement of the productive by the nonproductive. Socialist governments killed over 100 million of their own subjects in the course of the 20th century. Yet it continues to be fashionable among Democrats, confirming that reasoning with these people is not an option."

Amen to that.

Courtesy of hotair.com, we get a glimpse of the crimes that this insidious bunch of Congresscritters, controlled by leftists, have done to inflict injury upon this Republic.

"The 111th Congress began by dropping a trillion dollars in debt on the American taxpayer. The money disappeared in a wild spending spree, buying $2 million jobs in Los Angeles, and evaporating into nonexistent zip codes. Billions of dollars remain clogged in the filthy pipes of government, producing nothing but more debt through accumulated interest payments. Much of the "stimulus" money was used to pump lard into government payrolls, creating useless jobs that vanished as soon as the taxpayer subsidies ran dry. The President recently admitted that the stated reason for appropriating this vast sum of money, the creation of "shovel-ready jobs," was an outright lie.

Government payrolls, are the only thing that expanded during the past session of Congress. Public sector jobs multiplied like a virus, and the number of six-figure government employees skyrocketed. Meanwhile, real unemployment in the private sector - including seasonal adjustments, long term discouraged workers, and the underemployed - hit 22% nationwide. The lights burned bright and merry in the plush offices of K Street lobbying firms, while the rest of the economy slid into darkness.

This Congress demonstrated its economic wisdom with the Cash for Clunkers program, which wasted billions of your dollars in a futile attempt to shovel new car sales from one quarter to another, giving them a "success story" to tout for a while...until they realized nobody was gullible enough to consider it successful. Meanwhile, it drained sales from healthy industries, destroyed the used-car market, and provided incentives for low income buyers to rack up more debt they cannot afford to repay.

The 111th Congress stank with the corruption of Christopher Dodd, Jack Murtha, Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel, and Harry Reid. The ruling Party made it clear that it would go to any lengths to protect its worst members from investigation and punishment. The agenda of this Congress was conducted behind closed doors, or slipped like poison into the legislative bloodstream, to escape the notice of the American people. Fat bailouts for loyal union allies were hidden inside bills that were suppose to fund the military. Nobody knew what this Congress was really voting on...including members of Congress, who didn't bother to read the bills anyway.

The House of Representatives was presided over by a Speaker of astonishing arrogance, who recklessly abused her power for personal convenience. Caught in a trap of her own making, after trying to score political points against terrorist interrogation techniques she had been fully briefed on, Nancy Pelosi tried to weasel her way out by claiming the CIA lied to her. The disgraceful "leadership" of Pelosi and Reid will be studied by generations to come, in the kind of class future kids only have to take when they're caught skipping more interesting classes to fool around on their hoverboards.

This was a Congress at war with American business, which is a war against American liberty, since business is the instrument through which we invest the hours of our lives. The 111th Congress spent its term menacing the private sector with disastrous, economy-killing ideas like cap-and-trade, Card Check, and value-added taxes...then wondered why nobody was creating any jobs. There's no point in taking risks and doing the hard work to be a winner, when the losers get taxpayer bailouts, provided they have employees from the right labor unions.

Of course, this is the Congress that shoved ObamaCare down our throats. Drafted in secret, hidden behind fraudulent cost estimates, and understood by none of the people who voted for it, ObamaCare is the most shocking dereliction of Congressional duty in recent history. Its architects flirted openly with violating the Constitution to inflict it upon us through reconciliation, before they managed to buy enough votes with our money. It has already destroyed thousands of jobs, and inflicted painful new costs on hapless workers who thought their health insurance was suppose to get cheaper.

The passage of ObamaCare shattered the myth of the "moderate Democrat" for a generation. Every one of them is an accomplice to this radical offense against the American people. Private comments from Congressional representatives made it clear they knew exactly what they were doing to us. They saddled us with a system designed to fail, and pave the way for something even worse: single-payer socialized medicine.

Faced with electoral destruction at the hands of an enraged populace, the Democrats of the 111th Congress spent their last days calling the voters stupid and insane. They scurried out of town without even passing a budget, leaving a recessionary economy tied to the ticking bomb of the expiring Bush tax cuts.

Remember the arrogance. Remember the cowardice. Remember the ugly hatred of middle-class America. Remember the blind stupidity of those who demand the power to write OUR destiny, when they're not yelping in surprise at the latest piece of "unexpected" economic news.

Remember the 111th Congress this Tuesday, and render your verdict in the voting booth."

The 111th Congress, setting new lows. God help us as we recover from this disaster.

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Just to prove my point, take a minute and watch this video of Democrats praising Socialism as they wait on line to watch their messiah, Obama, speak. You cannot make this stuff up.


-- Posted by sameldridge on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 1:46 AM

Just for clarification sakes ocho, I know how easy it can be to make claims when you leave context out but here is the full quote from President Obama:

"If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder," Obama said.

He is referring to Latinos punishing (not voting for) those politicians that make laws against Latinos and voting rewarding (voting for) politicians that will stand with the Latino community.

A little context goes a long way.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 10:33 AM


Your context helps a bit, but that is still pretty inflamatory rhetoric for the President to be using. Urging his supporters to "punish" anyone is questionable in my view.

-- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 10:58 AM

Actually ochocinco your previous posts give an indication of your thought and belief process.

You didn't give the voters a thought as they went to vote, you posted a comment, with no subtext and no context to it, knowing exactly how the posters on this site would interpret it, and then became defensive yourself when I added the context to it.

SW, the context, I think is pretty clear on what the President was talking about. It was, of course a bad choice of words to use, but it is still important when quoting someone to add the context because what ocho posted has a very different meaning that what the actual quote in it's entirety is.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 1:11 PM

"The 111th Congress, setting new lows."

I disagree. I think the lows have been set for a long time. It just happens to be now that they are ACHEIVING these new lows.

"I wonder if some of these posters take their questionable people skills and coping skills into their businesses, their jobs, their classrooms, etc"

Good point ocho...I think they DO take their questionable skills to work (etc) with them...but I also believe that they are very adept at hiding their views from people who do not agree with them.

Notice how many Dems are running on the accomplishments of the last 18+ months?

-- Posted by Mickel on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 1:15 PM

Another thought on "punishing our enemies"

I see this as a large part of the problem in the political process these days. Why are people who disagree with us "enemies"? By labelling them as such we seek to minimize their humanity and once again set them up as something "other" than ourselves. They become an evil to be defeated rather than a person to convince. If more people practiced a little empathy and tried to understand why people disagree with them rather than labelling them as "enemies" for doing so, I'd imagine our system would run much more smoothly and we might even be able to accomplish something.

-- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 1:48 PM

In a couple of days Obama is getting out of Dodge with 3,000 of his closest friends, using 40 aircraft, and $200,000,000 A DAY of OUR money!!. Is the Loser in Chief going into exile to India??

-- Posted by marcus elvis erogenous on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 2:18 PM


You do realize that is his job right?

-- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 2:39 PM


1. Yes I don't think anyone in politics should be talking about "punishing our enemies", even our actual enemies, such as Al Qaeda don't need to be "punished" in my view, rather controlled and corrected. Punishment is the resort of those who cannot forgive, like Frank Castle.

2. I don't think Obama is paranoid in the same manner as Nixon, I don't think he is paranoid at all actually. I think he is so convinced his way is the only way to see things that he refuses to listen to any evidence to the contrary. He doesn't seem to think that those who disagree with him can possibly have a valid reason for doing so or even the ability to reason.

3. Yes, in that I think many of the posters seem to exhibit the characteristics I assign to Obama.

-- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 3:14 PM

A difference as I see it is that a belief that one is always right leads not to paranoia but rather to a superiority complex. Someone who is paranoid is worried that there are people out to get them when they aren't. If one refuses to allow that opposition can have any valid point doesn't worry that opposition disagrees because to worry what the other side thinks would be to admit that they have reasons for thinking as they do.

*any psychologists please forgive my layman's use of terms I realize I am not using them in a clinical sense, rather in the way that real people talk*

I feel that the use of the word "enemies" is clearly out of bounds, hopefully we are all on the same team here even if we disagree on what the game strategy is, we should all agree that we want our team to win.

-- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 3:53 PM


You need to use the Van Helsing quote to open all your blog posts. It's the truth.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 4:58 PM

Isn't Van Helsing the guy who fought Dracula....hmmm. Wait a minute! Transylvania is in Romania. Romania was a Communist/Socialist country. Van Helsing must obviously fight communism/socialism. It all comes full circle and is now clear to me.

-- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Wed, Nov 3, 2010, at 8:39 AM

Marcus - The guy seriously believes that he is entitled to whatever he wants. This kind of shameless behavior with money he did not earn is consistent with his narcissistic nature. After all, he went to Harvard.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Wed, Nov 3, 2010, at 5:20 PM

Well Sam,the Socialist do respond as you say they will...All I have to say is,if you like Socialism so much,Please move to the places that they have it..and for those that move HERE to get away from it...PLEASE LEAVE MT COUNTRY ALONE...I like it the way it was...I am talking to Both PARTYS HERE...

-- Posted by orville on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 3:21 PM

Eddy, your public school indoctrination has got the best of you. Your ignorance and brainwashing has you babbling like a fool.

Highways, the police or water departments are not Socialism. I don't know anyone who claims that it is.

Socialism is the ten trillion dollars of wealth stolen from the producers of this country and given to folks who do not produce in the name of fairness. You libdogs have cried and complained about the poor for years, and yet after all that transfer of wealth, you still complain. Doesn't seem as though your theft has worked.

Considering the level of your personal attack on me, I think you protest a bit much. If you want, I'll be glad to arrange a meeting with you in person, and you can call me those names to my face. How about it?

Oh, and Eddy, I am a native American. My mother was born on a reservation. I agree that much of this land was stolen from native Americans. Just how does Socialism correct that?

It is your hate that is showing through for all to see. I am asking you nicely to try and elevate your discourse, or do enjoy being just a mouthy punk?

-- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Nov 5, 2010, at 12:37 AM

Eddy, You need to take it down a notch, dont be so judgemental, remember Judge not least ye be judged. What that means is that its not your place to judge other people. Think about it Eddy, its just not your place to judge. God bless

-- Posted by boojum666 on Fri, Nov 5, 2010, at 6:11 PM

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