Democrats demagogue the budget: just say anything

I still am not sure if I should laugh or cry. In case you haven’t noticed this nation has a serious budget problems. $14 trillion and counting in debt. Deficits that topped $1 trillion on a regular basis. Social Security already dipping into the “trust fund”.  Medicare going bust. And yet despite this the Republicans can’t get Democrats to agree to little more than $60 million on an almost $4 trillion budget. In that spirit I have put together a little video just so you can see visually the games the Democrats are willing to play in order to get their way. While Rome burns.

It’s really more than just the demagogy. I mean the analogies are so outrageous I cannot believe that anyone believes him. It’s just the extent to which Democrats will go in order to score political points at a time when our budget crisis is so serious that makes this so disgraceful. Okay, maybe I’m still naïve when it comes to the way politics, but honestly, given what the Democrats have been saying this week, can we ever expect them to get serious at any point in the future about the impending financial crisis.

Enjoy my little mobsters. Be afraid. Be very afraid.


One more point here. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air points out here, it doesn’t matter if what you say is accurate if you’re a Democrat, what only matters is the result and the impact.  And don’t think for 1 min. that Democratic leadership doesn’t know exactly what it’s doing. What’s shocking is that it’s all part of the same strategy, just say anything.

Democrats seem particularly interested in whipping up hysteria over Republican budget proposals and a potential government shutdown.  Over the weekend, Nancy Pelosi accused the GOP of starving 6 million seniors in cuts to a program that services less than 2.5 million of them — and for cuts that aren’t even specified for the program anyway.  Today,Goldman Sachs responds to Harry Reid and Dick Durbin’s contention that a shutdown will damage the economy supposedly based on one of their analyses: ““We never said that,” Phillips said in response to Durbin’s comment. “There was one kind of back-of-the-envelope estimate of a couple months ago that a week of shutdown would [cost] as much as eight-tenths of a percent, so maybe that’s where it came from, but I would not use that estimate.”

For more outrage. Ed points out this was part of the strategy years ago during the Bush administration.

Two days ago, Nancy Pelosi just cut through the hysteria on budgets altogether and said that Democrats should just embrace being the Party of No Plan:

It’s all about the strategy my little mobsters. The ends always justify the means. And you can bet, Republicans will always take the bait. Pathetic.

Oh, by the way, here’s a link to APs famous article on Democrat demagoguery.

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. kgarvis on April 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    My son is currently serving in Afghanistan.  My daughter-in-law just called to say the soldiers/family's are not getting paid but the president, congressmen etc will continue to get a paycheck?  This is unconscionable.  As if our soldiers don't have enough to contend with now they have to worry about their families surviving back home?  Does anyone know the real story?  I need the facts before I write my congressmen and senators.

    • phil on April 9, 2011 at 3:15 am

      Facts?  Your congressmen and senators aren't interested in facts.

  2. Dimsdale on April 9, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Facts?!  We don' need no steenkin' facts!  We make up facts (and rules) as we go along.

  3. Dimsdale on April 9, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Might just as well call it the Demogogue Party.  It is far more accurate than "Democrat(ic)".

  4. PatRiot on April 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Just a bunch of spoiled brats throwing a tantrum.  Holding up the old and the poor as human shields – how dare they. 

    How about some "there needs to be shared sacrifice and the old and the poor as a small part of that."

    I know, it isn't part of their agenda to do that.

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