How many times have we heard exclaim that former President Bush “drove the car into the ditch”? 100 times? 200?
This blame Bush claptrap has, frankly, grown quite tiresome. So let’s examine the “car in the ditch” analogy.
Notice that Obama never clarifies which ditch the car was driven into. Nor does he cast any blame on Democrats who were in charge of the House and Senate for 2 years before the financial meltdown. During which time Democrats pushed banks to make mortgage loans to unqualified borrowers and covered up the scam using Federal tax dollars through Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
The fact is, the car of state was driven into the left ditch by Democrats in control Congress. Granted, George Bush went along with the schemes, as did the Republican “get along” crowd goaded by the left wing media calling them the party of no! We must be bipartisan, reach across the aisle and cave in to the Democrats was the prevailing Republican thought. Having a bit of backbone and standing up to the crazy schemes the Democrats produced to make life fair for all was the Republicans undoing.
Well, of course, when our banking industry is forced to loan money to people unable to pay it back we will see a negative economic impact on the economy when the huge Real Estate bubble bursts – and bubbles always burst. The negative loans were hidden in the deep economic waters of a vastly inflated housing market, but as soon as the tide went out on the market, the bad loans were exposed like rocks in the road. All because we swerved left to make life fair for all.
Take away these bad loans and the recession is a mere blip, easy to overcome with a bit of stimulus and a tax decrease.
But Obama refuses to admit our car went into the left ditch, our problem must be too much right. So he and the Democrats turn the wheel full left and floor the accelerator, and continue to claim the movement to the right caused the problem.
The first step in solving the problem is defining the problem. There are ditches on both sides of the road. Too far left or right causes problems. The road is pretty wide, but it does have edges. And over the last couple of decades we seem to have started driving on the left side, like our British kin.
Define the problem.
That is exactly what the Tea Party has done. Bush failed by allowing the country to move to the left, and Obama has failed by accelerating this move. But like alcoholics, they refuse to admit they have a problem. And both parties are guilty, although with the Republicans still being branded the party of no by the orgy media, it is clear that their share of the blame is somewhat less.
So, when the Tea Party candidates like Christine O’Donnell of Delaware talk about lowering taxes and paying for it with cuts to the over-bloated federal bureaucracy, the Democrats know that she is exposing their problem, and go on a personal attack to deflect their culpability. Alcoholics do the same thing. The person who tries to help them is always attacked and blamed for the drinking. So, digging into O’Donnell’s past to find an obscure and irrelevant reference to witchcraft is the best thing they have. There is no logical rebuttal on the issues. Democrats cannot point to one accomplishment that is good for America.
Reminiscent of the Virginia gubernatorial election in 2009 where the Democrats based their entire campaign on a decades old thesis written by now Governor Bob McDonnell, the Democrats are unable to face the issues and argue with Republicans that more government and more spending is the way to fix things.
Voters rejected the silly argument that an old thesis mattered, and they concentrated on the issues, because Bob McDonnell refused to go off message. And the final days of the 2009 campaign saw the Republicans poll far ahead of the Democrats.
Now, iot is possible that the voters of Virginia are smarter than the voters of Delaware, but I doubt it. O’Donnell must take her message to the people of Delaware and eschew the National spotlight – something she has said she will now do.
Ironically, polls show that a sour grapes write-in campaign by Republican Primary loser Mike Castle will only help O’Donnell. So one must assume that Castle will again do the wrong thing and decide against any write-in effort. He has been a classless RINO for decades and one should not expect him to change.
If O’Donnell can spend the remaining month on the offensive, exposing the self proclaimed “Bearded Marxist” Coons for what he is, O’Donnell will pull ahead of the Democrat and become a vote to restore America and purge the left wing scourge that has taken the country to the brink of oblivion. Delaware voters can tell the politicians that they are on to their games and demand an honest debate on the issues and plans of both candidates.
Virginia voters did.