Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Here’s An Idea, Let’s Take the Advice of the New York Times on The Tax Cuts

Or, better yet, let’s listen to the nutballs at Hardball.

A few days ago, the New York Times Editorial Board posted “their opinion” on how Congress should handle the Bush Tax Cuts. While most of the Times articles leave the option for comments, the Editorial Board didn’t feel this feature was necessary. But the real story is that after two years of the Obama and Pelosi era, (that has added 3.2 trillion in deficits), the Times appears to show a genuine concern for……..drum roll……..DEFICITS!

First of all, let’s put the New York Times in their partisan box. On November 1st, the Times Editorial Board put out this list of endorsements, (and no comments feature):

Poll hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Charles Schumer (D)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
New York 1 Timothy Bishop (D)
New York 13 Michael McMahon (D)
New York 19 John Hall (D)
New York 20 Scott Murphy (D)
Andrew Cuomo (D)
Harry Wilson (R)
Eric Schneiderman (D)
11 Queens Tony Avella (D)
37 Westchester Bob Cohen (R)
40 Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Michael Kaplowitz (D)
41 Dutchess, Columbia Didi Barrett (D)
Question 1 No on reducing term limits from 3 to 2
Question 2 Yes to government reforms
Poll hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Richard Blumenthal (D)
Connecticut 4 Jim Himes (D)
Dan Malloy (D)
California, Barbara Boxer (D)
Colorado, Michael Bennet (D)
Florida, Charlie Crist (I)
Kentucky, Jack Conway (D)
Nevada, Harry Reid (D)
Pennsylvania, Joe Sestak (D)
Washington, Patty Murray (D)
Wisconsin, Russ Feingold (D)
Arizona 7, Raúl Grijalva (D)
Florida 24, Suzanne Kosmas (D)
Indiana 9, Baron Hill (D)
Iowa 1, Bruce Braley (D)
New Hampshire 1, Carol Shea-Porter (D)
Ohio 15, Mary Jo Kilroy (D)
Pennsylvania 8, Patrick Murphy (D)
South Carolina 5, John Spratt (D)
Virginia 5, Tom Perriello (D)
California, Jerry Brown (D)
Colorado, John Hickenlooper (D)
Florida, Alex Sink (D)
Georgia, Roy Barnes (D)
Ohio, Ted Strickland (D)
Massachusetts, Deval Patrick (D)
Texas, Bill White (D)
Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee (I)

We can safely say the Times has,(as usual), selected the finest crop of tax and spend Democrats. A quick search of their voting records exemplifies the big government spending mentality, along with their desire to raise taxes, AND A BOATLOAD OF DEFICIT SPENDING.

Now that we have a good understanding of the Time’s perpetual liberal bias and 99.9% support for Democrats, we’ll digress back to the “wisdom” of how the Times thinks “we”, the country should proceed in this lame duck session: link

“The Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire at year end. That means the lame duck Congress has tough choices to make and not a lot of time to make them.

Punting, with the assumption that the next Congress will restore some or all of the cuts, will only intensify the uncertainty for individuals and businesses. Making the wrong choice could drive up the deficit disastrously or stall the recovery. Now that the campaign is over, lawmakers need to put aside the posturing and politicking and do what is right for the country.”

Didn’t the Times get the Obama memo, the campaign is NEVER OVER. And why the “sudden” concern for the economy and deficits? Where was the caution when Nancy Pelosi took the gavel in 2007 and the second order of business was passing a $900 billion dollar omnibus bill filled with Democrat payoffs and pork-filled legislation? What followed for the next three years drove up the deficit in historic proportions, Tarp 2, The Stimulus, (that was supposed to keep unemployment below 8%), bail-outs, and payoffs to the unions---the Democrats main source of campaign funding. Oh, and that little multi-trillion dollar fiasco called “health reform”.

Hardballs? Or Nutballs?

Just days after this shellacking, where would you turn to listen for advice on which direction the country is moving? Certainly not Chris Matthews, Howard Fineman, or Gene Robinson-----the Hardball crew overheard yesterday cackling about their view of the incoming Republicans. Yes, this far left whacko media is on the attack. The rhetoric and metaphors are astounding as the classic leftward media begins anew with their divide-and-conquer approach. Case in point are the Tea Party candidates that seem to strike fear into liberals. These three screwballs think “traditional” Republicans will clash with Tea Party Republicans as if, by their own framing, there is too many ideological differences to have a consensus. Pitting Rand Paul as the extreme, who will call for strong fiscal restraint, against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s agenda, these three stooges would prefer a huge battle of infighting that will divide the party.

I mistakenly left the television on last night and here’s what woke me up from my slumber: Chris Matthews saying that the Republican’s “unfairly picked” Nancy Pelosi “early in the campaign process” as their example of a runaway radical leader who had laid the groundwork for this “new direction” social experiment. Well, duh Chris…..ya think? Perhaps Matthews thinks some one other than the SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE should be responsible for a crap and trade bill, a trillion dollar porkulus bill, or the coup de grâce, the government’s attempt to take over the health insurance industry. Who should the American public blame for the nearly $3 trillion in debt added in the past two years? (insert a few names here)

Karl, in the Greenroom at Hot Air, hit on this divide and conquer platitude and the danger of this incoming crop of new Republicans not being united or on the message. But Karl suggested that John Boehner use the divide and conquer method to tear apart the Obama/Pelosi agenda piece by piece. I agree. My only “warning” is that this new leadership make sure that before they say anything in public as individual representatives, that they are all on the same page and united in the process with a clear message. Anything otherwise will be blasted by the nut bags at MSNBC and the other liberal media echo chambers as a sign of division within the party. Any other variance from the direct “demands” from a clear electorate would be folly. Or, we could listen to the “advice” from the New York Times and Chris Matthews---the bastion of leftward thinking---and prepare for the same exodus the Democrats took last week.

(This post will be revised at the editor's discretion.)

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