December 09, 2009

Timing Schiming

I'd be more inclined to vote for Newt Gingrich than for any other Republican possibility in 2012 (even though I think Gingrich isn't telegenic enough to win the job in this TV age), but a recent mass email of his seems lame. The subject header was "Democrats Commit Political Suicide." How you ask? Because of timing.
He and his political party, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), are committing political suicide in three stunningly inexplicable steps.

Step One: Raising Taxes the Day of the "Jobs Summit"
No sane voter takes seriously any goverment dog & pony show with the word "summit" in it. Summits are the last refuge of the hopeless and are in that akin to their brotherlly phrase "War on [fill in the blank]". Since no one takes jobs summits seriously, no one is going to remember in 2010 that Dems raised taxes on the day of the jobs summit. Love ya, but I don't get it Newt.

The raising of taxes refers to the House vote to keep the death tax, which was scheduled to expire in 2010, which is sort of like news that it's windy in Kansas. The reason for the Democrat party's existence is to raise taxes in order to pay for more programs, just as the reason for the Republican party's existence is to allow people to keep more of their own money. Elections have consequences. We voted the turkeys in.
Step Two: Forcing Through Democratic Health Reform By Christmas
On the contrary, the longer they keep fattening this turkey of a bill - this oxymoronic pro-abort "health" care bill - the more public outrage will result. "If it twere done, best be done quickly." A dirty deed indeed. People will eat a lot of hotdogs as long as they don't have to sit through months of watching pork producers do their thing.
Step Three: Off To Copenhagen While Climategate Raises Temperatures at Home
Only 2.5% of us know that Copenhagen is something other than a brand of chaw. No one will care whether Obama went to Copenhagen during the Climategate a year from now, will they?


William Luse said...

I could be wrong about this, but isn't Newt a subscriber to the Global Warming scare?

TS said...

I think you're right about that, but he's not willing to wreck the economy over it. I think he's the global warming equivalent of "I'm privately against abortion but won't let it change my voting behavior."

William Luse said...