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I Am Liberal, Hear Me Roar

For weeks I have been contemplating interviewing a few liberals for this new posting, I am Liberal, Hear me Roar. I know what makes liberals tick, I just really believe that if they knew what wound their clocks, they would perhaps buy some tickets for the reality train. It is very similar to when an alcoholic first acknowledges that they are sick, this is the "First Step" the road to recovery. Now just like alcoholics or drug fiends, there will be liberals amongst us who refuse to take responsibility for their disparaging and destructive ways, this relates to the law of averages and the human condition.

The dilemma that I have been running into, however, is the average liberal Psyche is wired much like that of a woman. (if we can't generalize, we can't get real, if we can't get real. What's the point? Get over it. This analogy is not sexist.) Women tend to argue their points based on emotion rather than what I so insensitively refer to as logic. This is not the rule of thumb for all females, but it is for the majority of liberals. Typically when you debate a liberal, you as a conservative or common sense person want to argue 2+2= 4, and this is the only number that is correct when adding 2+2. They in turn want two plus two to equal whatever makes them feel good, without offending anyone else. So yours truly has decided to become a liberal for a moment, thus I will interview myself, and finally we will get the truth from a liberal.

Recent polls (and the ObamaCare dead cat bounce)

In the course of the debate over ObamaCare many administration officials and members of the Democrat leadership did their best to twist the arms of fellow Democrats in Congress in order to wrangle a majority and pass the bill.  Part of their argument in their efforts to convince those Democrats was that, once the bill became law, it would become more popular than it was at the time because, they said, Republicans and Fox News were just being temporarily successful in demonizing the bill.  Better days were ahead.

So how's that working out?  Well, according to the latest poll - not to mention one conducted by James Carville - not too good.

The most recent Democracy Corps poll, (done by James Carville and Stan Greenberg) shows NO BOUNCE whatsoever for Obama in the wake of the health care bill becoming law.  Part of their analysis states:

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MilesTones-Saturday Night Special--Latest Video--The Dotted Lines

Woke up this morning thinking about how America is being led by the nose to a sink hole. Then a sudden thawt! On this date, April 10 in 1912 the RMS Titanic set sail on it's maiden voyage from Southhampton, England, with the boast that 'the Titanic could never be sunk.'  Spooky similarity!. Also today, with still some remnants of the flu left, and being declared to no longer pose a threat to the public and considered fit to be released back into society, managed to tape three MVCC Oakley Newcasts. This is the link to one of those taped today, a 5 minute true story about a surfer's bonding with a whale and an unusual answer to prayer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ax24dYaubs
The Dotted Lines

More people likely to contribute time or money to campaigns this year

Add one more to the ongoing list of side-effects of ObamaCare: increased likelihood of Americans getting involved in politics.

In what is surely not music to the ears of congressional Democrats, a new Rasmussen poll, 38% of voters say that they are "more likely to contribute time or money to a political campaign this year compared to previous years".

The poll also indicates that this newfound activism is more likely to benefit the GOP, if for no other reason that it finds Republicans with a seven point lead on the "generic ballot" question, where voters are asked which party's candidate they would support for Congress if the election were held today.  46% chose the GOP, while 39% picked the Democrats.  Republicans have lead Democrats on that question in this poll since June of last year...which is about the time the health care debate heated up.

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ObamaCare Aftermath

During the debate over ObamaCare, Democrats countered opposition to the bill by saying that, once it became law, it would become more popular.  Echoing that theme, Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated they "had to pass this bill, so you can see what's in it".

Well, now that it is law, some unpleasant surprises are cropping up.

Over the course of the last few days, major corporations have announced that they will be facing multi-million dollar losses as a result of the bill.  They have made these announcements as part of disclosures required by the Securities and Exchange Commission because they're publicly traded companies.  But, that hasn't made Democrats happy.  On Tuesday, Democrat Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued letters to those firms demanding they come to his committee and explain themselves.

Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and
Commerce Committee, on Friday fired off letters to the heads of
Caterpillar, Verizon, AT&T and Deere after they and other firms
reported that the health care overhaul would dig deep into their bottom
lines. 

Caterpillar claimed it would raise costs by $100 million in the
first year and imperil coverage for its 150,000 employees and retirees.
Deere estimated it would raise expenses by $150 million. 

"We Did It!" Communist Party Newspaper on Healthcare

The People's World is a direct descendant of the old Communist newspaper, the Daily Worker, first issue published by Long View Publishing Co.in1924. Like The Daily Worker, People's World states that they, "are unashamebly Communist." They acknowlege their affiliation with the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and the Young Communist League. When Obamacare was rammed through, the People's World proclaimed, "We did it! Yesterday's historic vote on health reform sets the stage for future victories."  Catch that? WE (The Communist Party) did it!...and sets the stage for future victories, which means of course, Marxism for America.

People's World with the mission statement, "People Before Profit," clearly verifies their affiliation with Marxism and Socialism. One story tells of the Communist Party affiliation with labor unions, with the headline; "Labor Mobilizes Votes for Health Care Bill. That story opens with this:  "Leaders of 3 million-member unions weighed in to drum up support for the legislation, while other unions were part of a joint effort for the cause."

It was also stated that the unions fought for 60 years for this moment, calling it "A landmark legislation." We were informed that millions of dollars in advertising, thousands of e-mails and phone calls including personal calls by the president (Obama) and demonstrations demanding the bill be passed, payed off.

The Goose That Touched The World--MilesTones

But first, the dotted lines; The Week That Was:

World Net Daily (WND) carried this headline last week: "It's Time To Stop Obama's Congressional Circus." Now wait...hold on there WND!  Stop comparing Congress with the Circus. This could give the circus a bad name!... two D.A.s in Northern California got into a slug fest in the Contra Costa County D.A.s office in Martinez during a fuss about politics. Lead Prosecuter Harold Jewett struck Assistant D.A.Paul Sequeira in the face, who had to go to the hospital for stitches under his eye, making us wonder how this case of assault will be handled and who will prosecute who?.(whom?)...maybe the judge will strike them both from the record.

Here's more sensible news from the Left Coast, A California insurer now offers Marjuana Coverage...since California has made Marijuana use legal, it seems only logical to be insured against bad weed and even worse, lack of it...and a headline from the Dutch newspaper, NRC Handelsblad states, "Union Declares Health Care Workers Do Not Have To Provide Sex"...so old fossils who are home-bound, some confined to bed or wheel chairs, still have to tame the procreation instinct!  Not to worry, with the California insurance company offering Majiuana coverage, they probably offer Viagra insurance in Amsterdam...and, how's that again? As a teacher was about to leave a classroom in Trinity Christian School in Oakley, California, fellow teacher, Christine Lopez said, "When you leave, please open the door." Huh?

MilesTones Saturday Night Special Feature--Naked Sled Contest--Boozing Bishop-Politics..More...

On this day in 1801, The District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress. So THAT'S why that city is so messed up...a recent headline in a London Newspaper (The Guardian) advised: "Americans Stocking Up For End Of World." (?) If the end of the world is really coming, what's the point of stocking up things? And Atheists have offered to take care of family dogs when the Rapture occurs (we kid you not). However, the atheists are wrong on a lot of counts. Little dogs DO go to heaven which my coming book will prove. And then there is this.....

Obama has announced that he is taking charge of the Great Lakes, stating," We will have zero tolerance toward future invasions by foreign species such as Asian Carp, a huge ravenous fish that has overrun portions of the Mississippi River system and is spreading to places like The Great lakes."

The One then spoke tough stating that "I am holding federal agencies accountable for the plan. We are committed to creating a new standard of care that will leave the Great Lakes better for the next generation." If only he would apply this logic to our border security. Not to worry. The Libs are asking us to "just give Obama time". We thoroughly agree and think 25 to life would be appropriate.

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Democrats Still Want to Push Public Option Via Reconciliation

Congressional Democrats have not given up on the idea of passing government run health care - despite the overwhelming opposition of the American public.

Senate and House liberals are co-signing a letter urging Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to use the budget reconciliation process to push the so-called "public option" through the Senate.  Now that Republicans have the 41 votes necessary to sustain a filibuster, the Democrats want to get around the filibuster all together by using the budget process to pass legislation that would alter 1/6th of the American economy.  Which the majority of the American public do NOT want.

Via CNN:

The fight over health care reform burst back into public view Tuesday as four Democratic senators asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold a vote on a government-run public insurance option.

The Pundits Chime in on Evah Bayh

Monday, Indiana Democrat Senator Evan Bayh dropped a bombshell on the political world and announced he would not run for re-election this fall - just one day before the deadline to file in that state.

Given that Bayh was a two term incumbent and had about thriteen million dollars in his campaign account, he was the strongest bet the Democrats had to hold the seat this fall.  In fact, in spite of his advantages, the seat was rated as only "slightly" leaning in the Democrats direction, (due in part to the fact that Indiana is generally more of a Republican state).  That's changed now.  Within hours of Bayh's announcement, pundits have switched the contest to "slightly Republican" odds.

Also, from a pro-life standpoint, it increases the odds of another pick-up in the Senate, given that Bayh was pro-abortion, (and both of the leading GOP contenders are solidly pro-life).

Here's a roundup from the pundit class...

Susan Ferrechio: With Bayh's retirement, there are now eight Senate seats currently held by Democrats that Republicans may grab this fall. Seats in Nevada, Colorado, North Dakota, Illinois, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Delaware were already looking vulnerable. Bayh's decision follows the retirements of Sens. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.

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