Paul begala for all his bluster must not have a very good memory. Today the mouth piece of the left is found complaining about the loss of Dick Lugar in the Republican nomination process for Indiana Senator. Begala claims the right has moved so far to the extreme that there is no room for compromise in the center. To Begala it is the fault of the right that there is no compromise. In using Dick Lugar as his example of that shining moderate that was forced out of the Senate by hi Party's voters, Begala conveniently forgets that the left also culls its candidates on ideological lines.
See I never saw a former VP candidate on the right pushed out of the party by the extremists in the party. Wasn't it the Democrats that forced out Joe Lieberman? Oh yeah people like Begala like to forget that the Connecticut Democrat voters voted out Lieberman in their own primary in 2006, just 6 years after Lieberman was on the Democrat National Ticket for VP. See Ned Lamont beat Joe in the primary because well he compromised too much. Joe was a moderate that just could not be tolerated. Now begala must have forgotten the Democrats eating their own. Why did they convenently forget? Well because Joe was able to win as an independent after losing the nomination. See what Begala likes to ignore is the Demcorts tried to eat their own and failed. Lamont failed to win after securing the nomination and Joe is still a Senator.
So please Mr. Begala don't preach to the right about compromise. Please don't claim that the right is extreme. Wasn't it Obama who jammed the ill fated bailout down our throats with the Statement "because I won"? Wasn't it Obama who once rammed through what is likely an unconstitutional health care law with the statement "elections have consequences"? Wasn't it the Demcorats who primaried Ned Lamont against the former Vice Pr3esidential Nominee? Wasn't it the democrats that primaried Banche Lincoln from the left? Stop the nonesense Begala, it is the left that is extreme. We are a center right country ideologically. The socialist democrats long ago took over your party. It is the democrats that are extreme and unwilling to compromise. Republicans are the only ones pushing ideas for the economy. The Democrats push gimmicks and feel good messages that have no prayer of being enacted. When you have an alternative idea why not have the Democrat controlled Senate pass a budget so it can be reconciled with the house version already passed? Stop whining Begala, it is your party that has forgotten the moderates and left the country behind. Please Mr. Begala, Who placed their party before the country? Certainly appears the Democrats are much more guilty than the Republicans.
Obama has floated the campaign slogan of Forward despite its obvous Socialistic origins. My question is forward towards what? Moving forward with over 8 percent unemployment? Moving forward towards less workforce participation? Moving forward towards unsustainable deficits? Moving forward towards unconsitutional legislation? Moving forward towards legalizing illegal immigration? Moving forward towards less home ownership? Moving forward towards gretaer government involvement in our daily lives? Moving foward towards less freedoms?
With all of these questions surrounding the Obama administration, one would have thought perhaps a different slogan than forward would have been used. The 2010 elections should have been informative to this adminsitration if only to show them Americans had a deire to slow down the government advancement on our freedoms. Americans choked at the idea that Obama and his enablers on the left were taking away American freedom in the name of social justice. We are a resourceful nation that up to now won't accept failure. However, if Obama is reelected we will become a nation that accepts failure. We will become a Nation that accepts defeat and realize that we are a Nation in decline.
Under Obama his one time $800 billion stimulus became part of the normal government spending in the following years. Under Obama we had the first trillion dollar annual deficit and he has never had a budget that reduces below a trillion dollars a year. Obama is fond of blaming Bush for the recession but it is Obama that has failed to get us out of the ditch. See Obaam always claimed it was Bush and the Republicans that drove us into the ditch and that it was him that was going to get us out of the ditch. Yet, here we sit three years into Obama's reign and we still have 8.2% unemployment. Three years in and the housing market still hasn't found the bottom. Three years and we still haven't moved forward an inch toward recovery. One quarter we did have good growth in excess of 4%. Then we went backwards again to a growth rate that can't keep up with population growth. Under Obama our individual wealth has declined. Currently we have almost 50% of the people not paying taxes yet, this President has divided the nation along class lines and expects the biggest producers to give Obama even more of their hard earned income.
Three years with no results. Obama tries to claim the hero mantle by taking credit for Osama Bin Laden. Obama may have looked more of a hero had he shown modesty and gave credit to the Seals who conducted the operation. Obama single handed made what should have been a positive into an actual negative. Being humble is not one of the President's character traits. True heroes will always downplay their role and give credit to the others that made their feat seem the only way possible. Real heroes don't divide a Nation, they heal a nation. Real heroes don't need to take credit fore credit will be foisted upon them. Real heroes don't blame others for their failures, they accept responsibility and move twords fixing the problem. Real heroes and leaders understand that moving forward is not the best way to get out of the ditch.
See to get out of the ditch one need to take their foot off the pedal and let the car come to rest. Rather than spin the wheels digging us in deeper and deeper a leader would have assessed the situation and perhaps move the car backwards towards more solid footing and then accelerated out of the ditch. See just moving forward will only get us farther away from the road and deeper into the muck. I can't believe the president doesn't understand that accelerting into the ditch will only make it that much harder to get out. See anyone with a 4 wheel drive understands that the only time 4 wheel drive's have an imapct on getting out of the ditch is if they are in 4 wheel drive to begin with. Using four wheel drive and accelerating after the fact only makes the situation worse. I certainly don't want to continue down the path of misery. I want my children to have an opportunity to excel. Obama is moving on down the path of decline is that the path forward the Ntion wants to move?