Cash for Clunkers Failure: How Long Until Obama Blames Bush?

I am waiting to see how long it takes for President Barack Obama to throw someone under the bus for the embarrassingly eye opening government boondoggle dubbed “Cash for Clunkers”. In this case I am sure there are so many idiots involved in this massive failure that he will have to revert to the tried and true; Blame Bush.

These are the same idiots that want to run your health care. The same idiots that claimed how they were saving jobs with a bogus “stimulus” bill while unemployment edges to record highs. The same idiots that took Hugo Chavez’s side in Honduras, sat by while North Korea lobbed missile after missile into the atmosphere and literally sat by and watched as Iran killed protesters in the street.

Cash for clunkers is so bad that dealers are having buyers sign contracts with a special clause to return the new vehicle in case the government fails to honor their word on the program. A program that was suspended before it was reinstated.

These people want to make your health care decisions for you. Do you trust them? (For more see Michelle Malkin)

This week we gather at WoW to tabulate the votes on the weekly contest seeking the cream of the crop in the blogosphere and mainstream media that superbly exposes and informs about weasels in their midst.

On the council side the Razor brings us an enlightening article called “Waging Lawfare: A Call to Arms“. In it he discussed the tactic of using ones own resources as a tool of attack in battle; in this case he is referring to our own laws.

The ethics charges against Palin displays the power of lawfare. The term was first used in the book Unrestricted Warfare published in 1999 by two colonels in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. It’s essence is defined by Charles J. Dunlap Jr as “the use of law as a weapon of war.”  One of the key guerrila tactics from Sun Tsu through Lenin, Mao and most recently al-Qaeda is to use one’s enemy’s own resources against them. When Khalid Sheik Mohammed was captured, one of the first things he did under questioning was laugh and demand to speak to his lawyer. Luckily for hundreds of Americans, Mohammed was waterboarded instead and divulged plans for a large scale terrorist attack.

al-Qaeda continues to train its operatives in the usage of lawfare. Jihadists are taught to demand legal representation or protection by the Geneva Convention, even though as enemy combatants who do not wear uniforms to blend in with non-combatants they are accorded no legal rights nor protection under the Geneva Convention. Jihadists in Europe and Canada have learned to use hate-speech laws to silence their critics while continuing to work to overthrow the societies protecting them. These actions only make sense when the law is viewed as yet another weapon at the terror group’s disposal, no different than a bomb, a gun or a fully loaded jet liner.

While the war between Democrats and Republicans is of an entirely different nature than between Western Civilization and the Islamofascists, lawfare is still a powerful weapon. The smearing of Sarah Palin stands as one of the lowest concerted political efforts since the Right attacked Hillary Clinton in the Bill Clinton administration.

On the non-council side we have a superb article by Michael Yon. In that piece Mr. Yon presents various pictures of Afghanistan as seen from satellite technology with commentary supporting the premise he wishes to convey. For instance


“Afghanistan as seen from the shoes of pundits who do not land here, who often say we have enough helicopters. Any politician who says we have enough helicopters should be shunned for incompetence, lying, or both.”

Please be sure to read all this weeks winning submissions!

Winning Council Submissions

Winning Non-Council Submissions

Chavez Style Healthcare: Coming to a Hospital Near You

I have to thank a reader of Webloggin for reminding me just how delusional some people are when it comes to believing the crap put out by leftists and worse.

About a year ago I wrote a small piece about Maxine Waters who had at the time threatened the CEO of Shell Oil with the following:

this liberal would be all about socializing, er, ah would be about basically taking over and the government running all of your companies

Leave it up to Waters to speak the truth about the Democrat agenda. She couldn’t help herself any more than a tiger could hide his stripes.

The title of the piece, “Congresswoman Maxine Water Pulls a Hugo Chavez“, must have grabbed a Koolaid drinker’s attention because he left me a comment that is so racked with deception and lies that I thought it a good springboard for this week’s Weasel Watching submissions.

Thank you Maxine Waters for standing up for the people of the United States. Too often politicians only stand up for the powerful corporate interests. Chavez is quite the opposite of fascism. He is about empowering the poor. Something the readers of this blog most likely despise, for they want to further empower the rich.

Besides being one of the most mind numbingly stupid statements I have ever read it reminded me that these ideologues have formed their misinformed opinions based on lies. Chavez is every bit the fascist dictator. He packed his Supreme Court to keep ultimate power, he suppresses his opposition by force and coercion, he has abolished democracy, taken over the media, made criticism of his government a crime and has taken over the infrastructure of private enterprise. Chavez is so crooked and despised that Human Right’s Watch released a 233 page report detailing just a small amount of his gross record.

Of all the lies and justifications that leftists have made concerning Chavez however it is the claim that he empowered the poor by providing them state run health care that hits home the most. Like Democrats today, Chavez made his empty promises and his supporters ran with the lie (as they still do today).

In 2007 an article appeared in the Miami Herald detailing the atrocious Venezuelan health care system.  When Chavez instituted his health care system doctors left in droves. To counter the exodus of doctors Chavez made a deal with Cuba to import Cuban doctors on a temporary basis. Of the many problems this caused Chavez was faced with an unmanageable nightmare as they created two separate systems where the people would have to choose from the Cuban system or the socialized Venezuelan system. As imagined most went with the Cuban doctors which resulted in more native physicians leaving the field. Over time it was learned that many of the Cuban doctors were using the new program to defect to the United States. Worse, the already broken down system was further eroded as patients had to navigate a new fragmented system resulting in inefficiency and an eventual breakdown. This didn’t even account for the corruption that was endemic as the government took control.

As if that wasn’t bad enough Cuban doctors also started leaving in droves, leaving the poorest without care at all.  (See Also, Health Mad)

Unfortunately this sort of information is hard to come by because communists and their left leaning socialist cousins in the Democratic Party have a tendency to play hide and seek with the facts. For instance, did you ever notice that Barack Obama never says the words “you will be free to pick and choose any private insurance of your desire, to change at your very whim?” Nope, the slick one always says “you can keep the insurance you have”, which is fine assuming that you are planning to keep that insurance forever. Try changing it after the fact however and that is another story. In other words Barack Obama is parsing his words very carefully which is essentially a lie wrapped in a truism.

But that doesn’t deter leftists. Their minds are so weak that they continue to promote the failed policies of murders, dictators and sadly as in the United States, liars. Keep this in mind when you call Congress to voice your opposition to the Democrat takeover of your choice and freedom in health care.

This week’s contest has many great reads on a whole host of topics the race baiting antics of Professor Gates to academic freedom.

Council Submissions

Non-Council Submissions

Double Live ACORN

The Results from this week’s contest appear at the bottom of this post!

In an unprecedented move I voted against my own submission that was in a two way tie for the crown of best non-council submission. This would have given me my first ever two week in a row victory but unlike our raconteur in chief it is not all about me.

The author of the best non-council post was none other than rocker extraordinaire Ted Nugent. I must admit, I became aware of Ted Nugent first hand in high school as a fan in the audience at the madman’s Double Live Gonzo Tour in 1976. If I remember right Nugent was wearing some sort of leopard like garb and actually swung onto stage via a rope. Of course my memory of that night might be skewed by time and the event at hand.

In any event Ted Nugent deserves the first place recognition not for who he is as a rocker but who he is as an American; which is in my opinion is everything that Barack Obama is not! He is patriotic, unapologetic for American exceptionalism and has a grasp of history that your standard leftist community organizer has never even thought of.

Here is an example of Mr. Nugent’s exceptional nail on the head assessment of Barack Obama:

Do not forget, Barry O is supposed to single-handedly repair America’s international image.  Write this down: by the time we toss him out of the office he was hopelessly ill-equipped to fill, Barry O will have damaged our international image far worse than what the peanut head from Plains, Georgia had done. And we must not forget that President Carter has never met a terrorist regime he did not admire.

Imagine for a moment if you were the president of a country that is a strong ally of America.  Ask yourself this question:  With Barry O as president of the United States, can I really trust America to be there if I need them? Case closed.  Never trust a president who, as Charles Krauthammer recently wrote, finds himself on the side of Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega and the Castro twins as Barry O has done in support of the ousted socialist Honduran President Zelaya. My dear old US Army drill sergeant dad told me repeatedly, “tell me who you go with and I’ll tell you what you are.” Now I get it.

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Barry O gave an anti-American speech to a bunch of Christian-hating Muslims in Cairo where he was given a lukewarm reception even though he did not utter the very appropriate word “terrorist.”  What a pathetic joke to not have the moxie to even say the word.  Instead, Barry O has the audacity of ignorance or hate of all things American because he apologizes for America at every opportunity, which, in my opinion, is the ultimate sin against America.

You will note that Barry O has yet to give a rousing, pro-America, pro-freedom, pro-free market speech to our closest allies or even to America.  Reason:  Barry O does not believe that individual freedom, capitalism, and American prominence are something to be exalted and admired.

Normally I’d say ’nuff said but Nugent had much more to say. It is a must read!
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We Can’t Give It Away for Free, That Would Be Socialism!

There are many things in life that deserve scorn but some more than others. Sure, I still can’t deal with feta cheese. Unsupervised children driving up and down the subdivision on motorized vehicles drives me crazy. Bar soap. Amateur fireworks. Health savings accounts (why not just make all medical expenses exempt instead of making me guess how much to set aside?) Bruce Springsteen. Paying $1 extra for HD movies on demand from Comcast as opposed to the standard version. Windows Vista. White underwear.

But all that pales in comparison to liberal stupidity which sits on top of my list of things to hate on a daily basis.

Case in point. I had the unfortunate circumstance to watch one of the most boring, idiotic and unimaginative advertisements for liberal ignorance I have ever seen in a movie called Watchmen. Yeah, I should have known better. Unfortunately I like comic book cinema and if I didn’t watch movies or listen to music that contain varying degrees of liberalism then I probably wouldn’t have much to watch. So I decided to give it a try even though I knew this would be of the moonbat persuasion. Big mistake.

The movie exemplifies liberal stupidity from the basic premise of the atomic clock being at 1 down to the convoluted logic and paranoid fear that the inherent nature of man is evil. From the very beginning of the movie the viewer is pummeled with typical liberal machinations. The movie is crafted in a 1985 setting in a parallel universe where the much despised Richard Nixon has been elected to a 4th term after removing term limits at the end of the Vietnam war. The famous WWII sailor/nurse VJ kiss in Times Square has been recast as a lesbian fantasy replacing the sailor with one of the original superheros, dressed of course in leather S&M garb which just happens to be the standard female superhero costume. We win Vietnam with the help of Mr. Manhattan who by accident has been transfigured into a godlike personality that sided with the Americans to help vaporize the north Vietnamese on the battlefield alongside the standard U.S. tanks and unrepentant killer soldiers with flame throwers and all that good anti-military imagery (even though Mr. Manhattan could have ended the war with one thought, but why avoid the pleasure of feeding liberal angst). The national guard is shown gunning down flower girls at Kent state who just wanted to put flowers in the end of the rifles before they were shot point blank because of that act of defiance. Let’s not forget the superhero called Comedian who signed up to work for the U.S. government as a hired assassin that shoots people in the street just for the fun of it, attempts to rape another superhero and shoots dead a Vietnamese woman that he impregnated during the war and no longer has any use for.

As if that isn’t stupid enough the plot twists back and forth between the destined nuclear war between Russia and Nixon’s military, highlighting the soulless nature of mankind, promoting socialism and various parodies of historic conservatives and capitalists.

In one scene we are treated to a group of business men fronted by Lee Iacoca arguing with superhero turned businessman Adrian Veidt about giving away free energy. An upset Iacoca stammers out a gruff sinister and snively “We Can’t Give It Away for Free, That Would Be Socialism!“. This is supposed to be a dig at capitalists and conservatives but turns out to be a parody of liberalism. Many ideologues, especially the ones that live in alter universes akin to Watchmen actually believe this sort of mumbo jumbo. Back in the real world however we see that socialism never comes without a cost. From the basic welfare that has destroyed the heart of families dependent on the government to social security, each of these have either a monetary or social ramification that builds snowballing cycles of inefficiency, waste and entitlement. It will be no different with government run Health Care. These “solutions” to all of life’s ills all have costs and none of the evils in the world will be solved by believing otherwise.

Standard liberalism. Hope and change that is not grounded in any sort of coherent thought based on reality. A leap of faith that simply lacks any credible foundation and results in pie in the sky feelings of accomplishment just by stating it as so.

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