What do you do when all of your Keynesian economic plans fail? What do you do when there are, dare I say, no more arrows in the quiver? What do you do when time and time again socialistic policies fail around the world? Why you make your attacks personal. 2 stories here and one video for your edification. Did you really think they’d give up that easily?
First this story from the Daily Beast on minority leader Nancy Pelosi’s new strategy. Go after the tea party.
Pelosi agrees that the Republicans won in Congressby framing the debate over raising the nation’s borrowing limit around the idea that the debt is everything. “But they didn’t win it with the American people,” she says. “I haven’t seen a poll yet that says, ‘Don’t tax the rich, we don’t want jobs, we just want to deal with this debt first, second, last, and always.’”
Stung by the outcome in Congress, Democrats are portraying the Tea Party as reckless extremists bent on destroying government. “If it was about the deficit, we can deal with it,” Pelosi said Wednesday during a gathering with reporters in her office. “This is about destroying the public space.” Everything from clean air and water to national parks and food safety and regulation will be compromised if the Tea Party gets the draconian cuts it wants. Saying this is a “fragile ecosystem” that we have, Pelosi personalized what’s at stake, saying, “I’m a mom and a grandmother talking now. Don’t mess with that.”
Then there is this from MSNBC and Martin Bashir video of the Weekly Standard. The “lean forward” network decides to psychoanalyze the tea party. Why you folks are nothing more than petulant children who always wants her way and if something isn’t done to stop you you’ll become violent just like in Norway.
If you can’t see the video the Weekly Standard has a transcript. But here’s one choice selection.
PEELE: Well, i’m looking at one beyond. they want no new taxes because they seek some kind of idyllic past. No new taxes won’t bring them, won’t bring them economic recovery so they will have to turn their attention to some other supposed method of attaining that until they go through all of them. Perhaps they can push through all of them. perhaps people become discontented and perhaps they will become discontented and people are likely to get riled up, and it could become a very angry movement could, potentially become a violent movement.
AP at Hot Air has a perfect round up an analysis of really both the article and video. Projection!
I recommend watching it twice, the first time to take it in and the second time to focus on Peele’s criticism as an almost preternaturally perfect case of projection. We’re $14 trillion in debt, we’re at serious risk of a credit downgrade, we just had an epic congressional battle over a bill that ensures we’ll “only” add another $6 trillion in debt over the next 10 years, and the driver of all of this — entitlements, and specifically Medicare — is the one thing the left will never, ever, evah compromise on. Yet somehow this guy musters the stones to say this:
“Well, the way I think about it is they are pursuing goals that can’t be achieved. It’s sort of like a child who has some kind of fantasy, and they keep asking you to give them things to acquire that, but it’s impossible to arrive at the goal that they want. The idyllic paths that they are pursuing probably never existed and certainly not something we can reach right now.”
Be prepared my little terrorists, it’s going to get rough out there.