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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Arrogance costs Democrats

After the Tea Party shellacked Obama in 2010, Politico decided, hey, this guy's pretty full of himself.

Politico reported, "Two former advisers to President Bill Clinton accused the Obama administration of minimizing the economic crisis and botching a narrative that could have limited Democratic losses this midterm election cycle."

You had to go back 64 years to find a Democrat who did worse in a midterm.

Clintonians laughed because they really don't like the Obama.

James Carville said, "The White House had the best and the brightest, but they, what would Bush say, misunderestimated."

Translation: Even Bush did better.

This year, Politico is not waiting for the shellacking. Politico said, "It’s an article of faith among Democrats that their party is deeply hampered by its inability or unwillingness to tout its own accomplishments.

"But what if that conventional wisdom wasn’t just wrong but terribly, harmfully so?

"That’s the warning being issued by one of the party’s most seasoned pollsters, Stan Greenberg. In memos, private communications and interviews, Greenberg has been imploring the party to — let’s put this bluntly — shut the hell up about all the work it’s done. It’s not that voters don’t care. He says voters actively turn against Democrats when they hear it."

When Democrats talk about climate change and the like, voters realize the party is out of touch. It's the economy, stupid, and the inflation, you arrogant priss.

People did not understand what the big deal was about Obamacare. They still don't. It is still there but what does it do besides give huge subsidies to insurance companies?

This year, people don't understand what the big deal is about these trillion dollar spending measures. They do understand 13% inflation at the grocery store.

Greenberg told Politico, "It’s our worst performing message. I’ve tested it. I did Biden’s exact words, his exact speech. And that’s the test where we lost all of our leads… It said to the voters that this election is about my accomplishments as a leader and not about the challenges you’re experiencing."

But is it the words?

More likely it is the dismissive manner in which Biden speaks. He's not as arrogant as Obama but that is like saying Mary Lou Retton is not as tall as LeBron James. Biden nonetheless is full of himself too.

Greenberg said, "I saw their visuals when they were campaigning with the West in which they were talking about helping families with high costs. So they’ve made a turn with addressing it but they’re also combining it with a message of how great a job they’re doing."

Voters see Democrats as being out of touch because Democrats are out of touch.

Millionaires don't sweat the price of gasoline or a dozen eggs. Bread is $3 a loaf. So what? They eat cake.

Politico and Greenberg are arrogant as well.

The outlet said, "the data he’s crunched [SNIP] shows an unambiguous winner: revive the expanded child tax credit."

Really?

Politico said, "The policy, which provided $3,000 to $3,600 per child for families that made $150,000 per couple or $112,500 per single parent unit, had been a major component of Biden’s Covid-relief package. But it lapsed and talks to renew it have completely stalled. Greenberg urged his fellow party members to push for reviving it in the next few weeks, even if it leads to pushback (questionable as it may be) that the policy is inflationary."

Oh yes, let's give families barely surviving on $150,000 a year a handout.

And blowing off the inflation this will cause is pretty darned odd considering that "transitional inflation" caused by last year's trillion-dollar spending spree is still with us.

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36 comments:

  1. They're arrogant elites who are certain that they- and only they- know what is best for the nation yet have no qualms whatsoever about insider trading and quid pro quo political transactions because their sense of entitlement says they are due all that money they steal from me and you. Revolution!

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    1. They are arrogant fools manipulated by arrogant elites. Most of these dimwits have to rely on teleprompters to know what to say. Remember Barry and totus?
      They think they are brilliant masters answering the call of their donors.
      They do not care about the nation, only the demands of their owners.

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  2. Arrogant beyond words. It shows in their deeds. Our so-called betters are completely out of touch with voters, a trend that is everywhere in western liberal countries. How did we get here? Answer: 60 years of unbridled liberalism that has turned into authoritarianism and totalitarianism. Communism never really goes away. It just reinvents itself.

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    1. LuAnn - you and DeeDub are both correct. When I was younger, getto poor was a thing. 'They' spent millions and millions on it. They renamed it to urban poor and said they cured being poor. Liberalism is the most intolerant, authoritarian mindset going. Its their way or the highway. But boy are they going to get their rewards first, and none for you. Unfortunately, it is just communism by another name.

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    2. Agree, 110%. And the worse thing about communism/socialism or whatever name you give it, its supporters still think it just hasn't been implemented properly. As I always say sarcastically: Once more with feeling. Not! Liberalism has been the worse measure for the poor, destroying their self-worth, the value of work and their families.

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    3. L, I like the word "totalitarianism" as it points to the essential idea of their little minds... "totalizing". As in, Hey let's just take away stuff from the people doing well and give it to the poor..."poof!" all problems solved. No more poverty. Totally! No more hurt. They're doing it with the word "equity" now. Same thing. Capitalism is a different beast...a fractional activity that rewards good sense and good ideas. It doesn't promise bliss, it promises an open field where intellects achieve for the general benefit.

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    4. Dermot, yes to that. Capitalism means freedom and innovation. Who can build a better mouse trap? That's what it allows you to do. Totalitarianism is about control, picking winners and losers and a command, central economy.

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  3. Obama used to claim that the people simply did not understand his message. That could not have been more wrong. The people understood his message and rejected it entirely.

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    1. Obama will remembered as the #1 most arrogant totalitarian in USA history.

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    2. He didn't want people to understand his message. Fascism isn't real popular.
      It's why he's at the number 2 position as the biggest liar in American history right behind pedo joe.

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  4. Greenberg is Mr. Rosa DeLauro (D) CT. All the Democrats in Connecticut are following his advice to the "D"

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    1. Someone is actually married to that creature?

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    2. Man, and I thought Paul Pelosi lost the worst in the political wife lottery. Rosa is a shrew and a half.

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    3. I wonder if they party with the Podestas?

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  5. Hell Bent For LeatherOctober 22, 2022 at 12:16 PM

    $150K a year and barely making it? Try living on $2K a month with gas and groceries climbing. Holiday celebrations are seriously curtailed. EVs? Have they lost their (blanking) minds? I'm white-hot mad.

    Climate change? Gender surgeries? Trans kooks? Who are these people who don't lend an ear to millions upon millions of the fly-overs?

    I've read that the Dem candidate from OH has said he didn't know passing Biden's trillions would cause this ruinous inflation. Well, another statement which should completely sink his political chances. First of all, it's his job to know how his vote will affect his constituents, and second, he is sent to DC to represent the will of the people... not the Deep State. Idiots and grifters, all.

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    1. I'd like to try living on 2 grand a month. That would be great. I'm stuck at 1200

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    2. 894 is hell to live on my SSDI but illegals get everything

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  6. I'm curious. All the people now living in their klunker cars.
    Do they get their ballots at the drive thru?

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    1. I was once registered to vote while living out of my car [and working 80+hr/ week] in TX. No ID was required. There was a statement of residence signed under penalty of perjury. I did not lie.

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  7. ๐ˆ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง $๐Ÿ—๐ŸŽ ๐ญ๐จ $1๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž. ๐ˆ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก๐ฌ ๐š๐ ๐จ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ $๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ค ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ . ๐’๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ญ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐œ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ž. www.workonline1.com

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  9. Conventional wisdom usually isn't.

    More likely it is the dismissive manner in which Biden speaks.

    Brandon is a legend in his own mind. And the whole world knows it.

    Clintonians laughed because they really don't like the Obama.

    Willie's political idols were Orval Faubus and J Wacko Fulbright. That didn't go down with the Hyannispawt crowd; they're every bit a racist, but they have to maintain the illusion.

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  10. What could be more ironic than a lying politician like Obama holding his head high?

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  11. The dem/progs are just waiting til the last minute to throw out a bunch of lies about their great financial achievements
    That won’t leave enough time to counter their lies before election day

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  12. $3.00 for a loaf of bread? I wish. The good healthy whole grain bread I prefer is $5.99 when not on sale and California style sourdough is $6.19. This is at Basha's in AZ which isn't a high end snob store.

    HPB

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  13. Randy says: Another aspect of their arrogance is the post-election “debriefing” on why they lost. Without fail, they always decide that they should have gone even further left. If only they’d been more Socialist, they would have won. I have to laugh out loud at their cluelessness. Or maybe I should say insanity, as in doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

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    1. Don't laugh out loud, rather tell them that they're correct -- that they need to jerk the country further left. It' always best to encourage D's to drink their kool-aid.

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  14. The best and the brightest do NOT work in the government.

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  15. If it were not for the MSM we would have little to worry about. Some day they must pay.

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  16. Ain't seen nothing yet I'm afraid. With Podesta in charge of the Big Infrastructure Bill you will see the most viciously weaponized federal spending machine ever. But, maybe that will just contribute to the political purge we really need in 2024. IF the Black Block turned on the Fiberals on top of a big chunk of the rational Hispanics...OMG it could be like Reagan's second term. (When the real economy absorbed the worst one-day loss in Dow history and shook off like a fly on the back).

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  17. Arrogance, complacency and drinking their own bathwater while promoting big bureaucratic government and being in bed with big bureaucratic companies and organizations that are big donors has been the operational essence of the Democrats since early last century. It is completely unaware of the majority of citizens (except as potential voters to manipulate) and totally out of touch with their lives. They ooze and drip with Elitism and superiority. Their "accomplishments" grow the shackles of socialism, fascism and destruction of freedom filled life while undermining America's core strengths (individual freedoms, family, border security, safety from crime, lower/middle class opportunity, military capability, freedom of speech, effective education system, functional competence, servant style leadership and our country's history that provides both remarkable achievements and valuable lessons). Self & family enrichment as a politician has been the biggest success story of Democrats.

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  18. Tout accomplishments? What accomplishments? No one with two brain cells believes that Global Warming malarkey of a spending boondoggle. And I have a crumbling bridge with its own crumbling road to sell you dirt cheap if you think any infrastructure will get done as well. It's just another slush fund for Democrats whose DNA is corrupt.

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  19. Tout accomplishments? What accomplishments? No one with two brain cells believes that Global Warming malarkey of a spending boondoggle. And I have a crumbling bridge with its own crumbling road to sell you dirt cheap if you think any infrastructure will get done as well. It's just another slush fund for Democrats whose DNA is corrupt.

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