Saturday, February 21, 2009

All for One

Strange how a tide is rising on the left to say "we're all in this together" ™ regards the financial mess and new homeowner bailout plan. When Iraq was going downhill it was all about patriotic dissent and "Bush's war" and supporting the Constitution at all costs, even if it meant losing the republic.

Hot Air is featuring a clip of the Blond Bombastard hectoring the Great Santelli, who's only great because like Joe the Plumber he was willing to defend the very essence of America amidst a socialist tsunami. You probably saw his rant at the Chicago Mercantile Thursday. The press took their pound of flesh on Friday and it wasn't pretty.

Hot Air pointed to a few items from the Matthws interview, such as

1) His demand to know who Santelli voted for, and
2) Referring to the POTUS by his first name

It should be noted for context sake that Administration spokesgeek Robert Gibbs earlier made an offhand comment regarding Santelli's house and lectured him about reading and choices of beverage, while Matt Lauer had earlier suggested he was not "sacrificing" enough for Obama and the nation by objecting to paying his neighbor's bad mortgage. Just taking the devil's advocate position, probably.

Of course none of these geniuses can explain how making a bad financial choice should be rewarded by avoiding foreclosure and receiving a principal paydown over time, at least not in polite company. Behind the curtain it's called 'social justice'. Obama is only keeping his promises.

Pop over and watch the video if you haven't seen it. Matthews asks Santelli who's to blame for the crisis then refuses to accept his answer of "everybody" (even though it was), even bringing into question his ability as an analyst if he refused to agree. Mr. Tingles managed to ignore ACORN's affordable housing brownshirts, Barney Frank, and whether Franklin Raines' sacrifice on the golf course is still working to lower his handicap.

Matthews even whimsically described Santelli's viewpoint using the term "Ebenezer", evidently a new euphemism for anyone who dares defend individualism and personal charity over governmental fiat and forced redistribution of wealth through socialism.

He finished off by grouping Santelli with Hannity and Limbaugh, saying he was a notch above those two but effectively finishing the hit job. All in the name of success for America, of course.

Meanwhile, let's channel Bill Ayers and review our Marx:
  • Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
  • A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
  • Abolition of all right of inheritance.
  • Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
  • Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
  • Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
  • Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
  • Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
  • Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equal distribution of the population over the country.
  • Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production [6]
We've got some of them down already. But does this mean people should go to the nearest corner with their "the end is nigh" sign, or grab a musket? Hopefully not. 2010 is coming soon. Hope springs eternal even amidst the catastrophes.

MORE 2/21/09

According to Ken over at Blue Collar Muse there will be an alternate "Tea Party" held here in Memphis this July.


Anonymous said...

I am not so optimistic to believe that the American voter will choose a better course of action in 2010 as they did in 2006 and 2008. Democrats are already forming the predicate by reminding us that economic recovery will “take a long time.” Meanwhile, Democratic Socialists of America are urging Americans continue our march toward a socialist state by supporting an annual stimulus of $1 trillion per year (forever). After all, why shouldn’t we nationalize our banks? Government is the solution, right?

LASunsett said...

Chris Matthews is to liberalism, what Michael Savage is to conservatism. Both are rude, obnoxious, and out of touch with the spirit of substantive political debate. That is not to say that both are wrong all of the time.

I happen to agree with Savage on some things, as well as Matthews on occasion. But the "shout down the interviewee" approach needs to be replaced with intelligent debate and thoughtful discussions on policy.

In the Matthews interview with Santelli, it's apparent that he didn't like the answer he was given. He wanted Santelli to choose an either/or, which if he had, he would have been wrong either way.

It is more complex than Matthews would like to admit, which is consistent with "party hack" thinking. This is called splitting, in the psychiatric community. This means something is all good or all bad, all right or all wrong, with no allowance for gray areas.

Matthews is nothing more than a Democratic sycophant. Always has been always will be. Santelli made him look like a fool.

A.C. McCloud said...

Well guys, I prefer to have a tiny glimmer of hope that Americans will get a whiff of this and cover it with a paper towel. We'll see how goes the reaction to this unfair mortgage bailout. It could easily produce a few more Joe the Plumbers and Rick Santellis.

Whether they can maintain their relevance in a sea of Chris Matthews smear merchants remains to be seen of course.