Skip to comments.The October Surprise: Our Best Efforts Are Not Good Enough
Posted on 10/10/2014 7:00:00 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Some men arent looking for anything logical like money. They cant be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn. Alfred, in "The Dark Knight
For some reason this concept always tends to catch some people by surprise. Take the New York Times for example, their headline today reads:
WASHINGTON Darkness is enveloping American politics.
Hard to dispute, as it turns out, butt isnt that, uh racist?
With four weeks to go before the midterm elections, Republicans have made questions of how safe we are from disease, terrorism or something unspoken and perhaps more ominous central in their attacks against Democrats. Their message is decidedly grim: President Obama and the Democratic Party run a government that is so fundamentally broken it cannot offer its people the most basic protection from harm.
If we could, we would ask Ambassador Christopher Stevens (RIP), Information Officer Sean Smith (RIP) and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods (RIP) and Glen Doherty (RIP) how well Obama and his Democratic Party protect American citizens: Wheres my f***ing Spectre?
While they mention a few of the most recent reasons fueling this sentiment Ebola, ISIS, the Secret Service failure they dismiss it as a Republican plot:
I think Republicans want people to turn on the television and see that nothing is working, said Robert Gibbs, Mr. Obamas former spokesman.
If only that were the case the world would sleep better tonight. Alas, nothing is working and it goes much further back then our current woes. All the way from Pigford and Gun Walking to Obamacares failure to launch; weve had a dozen phony scandals that we refuse to talk about butt nevertheless keep picking away at peoples confidence in the governments ability to do anything without political purpose. So is it any surprise then, that as the NYT notes:
A sense that the country is dangerously off track is an increasingly popular topic of conversation in conservative media.
Although there seem to be substantial reasons for this sense of doom, still they mock it:
Erick Erickson, the conservative writer and radio host, wrote: At least this administration is consistent. It will let everyone and everything, including pestilence, cross our border.
I bet, if we are patient, he added, the administration will even place Ebola with a nice family somewhere in Middle America and give it government benefits.
As if that makes it somehow less true .
Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell said that despite the best efforts of health officials, Americans have to prepare for the reality that there may be more cases of Ebola in the United States. Washington Examiner
Such incompetence (at least I HOPE its incompetence) doesnt matter, of course, in the age of Obama; we are judged on our intentions not our outcomes.
Combined with the very best of intentions
Nevertheless, Dems across the land are lacing up their jogging shoes and running in the opposite direction. The New York Times didnt know which way to run with it, so they just left the whole mess laying in a pile like yesterdays story. Heres their wrap:
The recurring pattern here is his unwillingness to admit things are bad, said Stuart Stevens, a Republican strategist who was Mitt Romneys top adviser in 2012. Its sort of like saying the world isnt what it is, which is not an uncommon thing in the White House.
Instead of refuting the darkness, they choose to curse the light:
Oh yes, we are in the very best of hands.
Well, Ive got to run, big day in Detroit today: Lady M is pitch hitting for Big Guy. Should be a great rally. Were really fired up.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
Now that the judiciary is running the show, why do we spend so much to retain a legislative branch?
Extremely funny but only those with original Trekkie knowledge will know what you mean.
Close Gitmo and declare Sharia Law for all
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.