To the far left: congratulations, you won

It seems to me that the GOP, not able to field a candidate to challenge the fat target that was Barack Obama (the worst president in the history of our country, in my opinion), deserved to lose.

According to, Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to Obama, said this just prior to the Nov. 6 election:

“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time; everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded; the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be [heck] to pay.” So much for bipartisanship and the spirit of cooperation.

So it appears that our country’s trip to unexceptionalism is on a fast track. We’ll all watch with disappointment as it slips into European Socialism. Four more years of zero leadership. Four more years of out-of-control “tax and spend.” I’ll never accept it.

Thank God for the Wall Street Journal and Fox News. At least we’ll be told the truth on our epic journey.

Tom Conley

20 Responses to "To the far left: congratulations, you won"

  1. Jon Monday   November 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Hi Tom,

    Keep relying on the WSJ and Faux News – reality will never get to you there. Just like they were confident that Romney would win, this quote is bogus. The sooner you people learn that you’re being played, the sooner you might look into news sources that don’t reinforce your fantasy about who Obama is, what his policies are, where America is headed, and who is lying.

    Your first clue should be the election results. Did you see Karl Rove get his worldview shattered on election night? That’s a demonstration of how far removed Republicans were from reality.

    America has changed. No longer in the grip of the few who exploit the many, under the guise of a "free market" economy.

    You’re right, the American economy is exceptional:

    We’re the only industrialized nation on earth that doesn’t offer universal health care – Obamacare is a good step in that direction.

    We rank around 30th in the world in longevity and infant mortality.

    We spend by far the most for health care, but rank low on actual health outcomes.

    We are falling behind in education, entirely due to underfunded public schools.

    We spend more on "defense" than most of the countries of the world combined.

    Among developed nations, our income inequality is near the bottom. Not since the 1920s has it been so bad, almost entirely due to "Trickle Down Economics", which has plundered our middle class.

    My only regret about this election is that Santorum didn’t win the nomination, so we could once and for all show the total rejection of Tea Party politics.

    Republicans will have to dump them if they want to ever win the White House again. The demographics of America has shifted away from Republican policies. It didn’t matter who the nominee was – it’s about the policies.

  2. Jon Monday   November 15, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Tom,

    A couple of facts to chew on:

    Obama is only the second Democratic president since the Civil War to win a majority of voters (over 50%) in two elections. The only other being FDR.

    Republicans only won 1 of the last 6 presidential elections by a majority. But won 5 of the previous 6. The trend is obvious. Less appeal to most voters.

    The demographics have shifted, and Republicans are trying to play catch up – too late for this election cycle, and it gets more difficult in the future.

    Sun belt populations have shifted in favor of the Democrats.

    Obama won 8 of the 9 swing states Republicans thought they had a chance with.

    Obama won 4 of the 5 largest counties in Texas. Arizona and Texas are the next states to turn blue.

    Watch Republican leaders start softening their policies to appeal to more voters. It will start with immigration. Then dropping mentions of Abortion and Contraception. Who can blame them, they need to reflect what voters want, or be consigned to the dust bin of history.

  3. Enough already   November 16, 2012 at 9:24 am

    You people reall fry me! Do you even think things through or just let Fox News and WSJ do your thinking.

  4. hmm   November 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Nothing changed on Nov 6th..same as it was Nov 5th..Barrack Hussein Obama won,,with almost 1/2 of America opposing him..Nothing to be proud of actually..and with the fiscal cliff looming..the BIG news is Petraeus and his affair,,seriously>Mainstream news thats a headline?Maybe Mr Monday likes mainstream where thats rather hear issues..Why didnt Barrack Hussein Obama,,AKA BARRY SOTELHO bail out Hostess?Now that would have made people celebrate!!!Yes..Mr the borders..continue the welfare….keep on spending cause we can print more money..and while youre at it FREE health care for everyone?? Id like to sign up for all those programs..but Im too tired from working 2 jobs!!!

  5. Thomas Evans   November 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    "The part that really stuck out to me was when I overheard the rep say that Jarrett told them. . . " This is hearsay; someone says they heard from someone else etc. etc.
    I don’t know if she said this or not but, knowing how often Republicans misquote, I doubt it. . .

  6. Disgusted   November 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    At comment#3: "you people really fry me" Seriously? How old are you? 12? I would say you, unfortunately, make up the majority of the "intelligent people" who voted for Obama.

  7. Very sad   November 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I’ll be surprised if Obama hasn’t figured out a way to shut down all media in opposition to his planned elimination of capitalism. There was never any chance of partisan politics just as there has never been any chance of transparency under Obama. Progressives don’t believe in the first amendment rights or any other constitutional rights for that matter. There is nothing more pleasing to them than the thought of those evil people making over $250k forced to be in a bread line even if it means everybody else in the country will also have to suffer for it. And as the USA transformation into a USSR happens, of course they will still be blaming it all on Reagan or Bush.

  8. Mike W   November 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

    hmm comment #4 ~ "Barrack Hussein Obama won,,with almost 1/2 of America opposing him"

    This is a perfect example of how deranged some of us are, don’t you mean Obama won with almost half of "White" America opposing him.

    What a bunch of crybabies, they didn’t get their way so now they want to secede and I say let them, it would go a long way to balance the budget.. All the southern states who are signing petitions to secede are all on the take from the Federal Government, you would-be rebels, especially those from the red states should keep in mind during the coming budget battle that those who are most ardent about cutting government spending tend to come from parts of the country that most rely on it.

    PS … Disgusted speaks the truth, according to a recent study, those who voted for Obama are, on average, more intelligent and less indoctrinated than those who didn’t…

  9. Disgusted   November 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Actually Mike W. "intelligent people" was in quotes for a reason. Not surprised you didn’t get it, being one of "them" yourself. "Here’s your sign."

    And, as usual, you are still calling the people who voted against Obama racists. Obviously the only argument you have. Your motto should be "when in doubt, lie". Obama was elected 4 years ago by a fairly vast majority, both black and white (brown, and all colors in between) are you saying that the so called "white" people who voted for him before have suddenly turned racist? How blind are you? Having read quite a few of your long winded, boring, and not very interesting posts, I have come to the conclusion that you are not only anti American, but that you actually hate this country and all that it stands for. I can practically see the spital flying out of your mouth in some of your more vitriolic outbursts against everything that this country stands for. You have absolutely no credibility. Speaking of indoctrinated, you and your kind wrote the book. As for your comment "this is a perfect example of how deranged some o us are" well said Mike, you are most assuredly deranged. As for calling people cry babies….wow… you should know, you and your fellow left wing lug nuts cried, whined, moaned, groaned and wore hair shirts for the entire 8 years of Bush. We aren’t crying Mike, we are mourning the loss of our liberties.

  10. hmmm   November 19, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Mike W…you can not post anything without bringing up race….Looking back , if you must mention race..which to me should have NOTHING to do with how someone can get our country out of the MESS its in ..the Republicans did have a great potential BLACK candidate but if you will recall that the Administration did a huge smear campagn and he dropped out.

  11. Jon Monday   November 19, 2012 at 11:08 am

    To Very Sad,

    RE: "Progressives don’t believe in the first amendment rights or any other constitutional rights for that matter. There is nothing more pleasing to them than the thought of those evil people making over $250k forced to be in a bread line even if it means everybody else in the country will also have to suffer for it."

    This is typical of the mindset of someone who lives in the Faux News bubble. I’m probably one of the most liberal people you’ve encountered, and I’m fairly representative of those who worked to get Obama elected. But, let me tell you how absurd your imagination’s portrait of a liberal is:

    I took an oath when I joined the Army in 1965 – to defend and protect the constitution. I honor that oath and take it seriously.

    I carry a copy of the constitution with me – for handy reference to sort our what is, and what is not, in our constitution. For instance, we are not a Christian nation, it was not founded as such, and there was a definite intent of the founders to keep religion out of our laws. The most on-point issue being that John Adams, while he was VP under Jeffferson wrote the Treaty of Tripoli, which includes the wording:

    "As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion"

    When Adams became President, Congress ratified the treaty, and Adams signed it into law. If you’re familiar with the provisions of treaties in the Constitution, you’ll know that a ratified treaty becomes part of our Constitution, with just as much force of law as an amendment.

    Christian Tea Party crazies tend to forget this when they pine for the good old days when our country was more in line with our Constitution.

    I’m not aware of anyone in the national Democratic Party who is pushing to outlaw guns – another fantasy of the fringe right. I have a .357, 30-30 rifle, and other weapons. The real right with the NRA (who only really represents gun manufacturers is to get laws to restrict sales to crazy people and eliminate big-clip automatic weapons. The assault rifle ban was just good common sense – and should be put back on the books, for the protection of our law enforcement agencies and the public.

    Regarding taxing those who make over $250k a year, the push is to get them to pay at least as much as a teacher, plumber, or secretary. They (the rich) have bought legislation to exempt their income from taxes from corrupt politicians – there’s no reason why I can buy and sell securities, make a profit, but only pay half (or less) in taxes as a working man.

    It won’t put them in a breadline to pay their fair share. To even say that, suggests a very distorted point of view, fostered by those who benefit from your support of their unfair tax status.

  12. Enough already   November 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

    No disgusted I am not 12 but you republicans are. Still complaining and crying about how Obama was elected. I don’t judge your intelligence so don’t judge mine. Typical you don’t have facts so you attack with comments such as yours if anything you seem to be 12. My husband is right ( and he is a republican) can’t argue with people like you so say and think anything you want if that makes you feel better.

  13. Ray (the real one)   November 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I guess the time honored American TRADITIONAL of hard work, pride and integrity lost to the "gimmies". Americans are just another group of slacka$$es who would rather used a brick to obtain their wants rather to work for it. We as a people fell for bozos line like a fish to a hook. Still waiting for my Obama phone, Obama money, Obama car, obama home, Obama food. It just to shows you that 1/2 of this country must be brain dead.

    The United States of America, it a good run and all good things must come to an end. Maybe a hundred years from now people will be reading "The Rise and Fall of the American Empire".

  14. Ray (the real one)   November 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    In addition, California is gone, deceased, no more. For all of ypu woth means, move before it’ too late.

  15. Mike W   November 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Comment 9 ~ And, as usual, you are still calling the people who voted against Obama racists.
    Comment 10 ~ Mike W…you can not post anything without bringing up race..

    If so, do show me where … I don’t believe I’m racest to say that it was a far majority of white Americans who voted against Obama and a good mix of all Americans who voted for Obama, I even commented on another post that it was because of the Black, Asain and Hispanic voters that Obama was elected for a second term and many of those voters endured long lines and other obsticals put on place by Republican Governers.. Prejudice is not only about color, it now extends to the poor of all ethnic backgrounds. Bringing out the fact that there is still a lot of racism in this country, and that there are more racist organiations here in California than other states, is in no way accusing everyone of being a racist. and I must confess that I had no idea the extent of it before Obama ran for president

    Comment #9 ~ I have come to the conclusion that you are not only anti American, but that you actually hate this country and all that it stands for.
    So, since you’ve obviously read my "long winded, boring, and not very interesting posts", please point out how anything I’ve said suggests I am "Anti-American and hate my country. Yikes !!
    If that were true, I would be voting a straight Republican ticket and would have wholeheartedly supported a corporate hack for president.. But I do love my country and for that reason I voted for Obama, even though I disagree with much of what he has done, especially when trying to cater to the insanity on the right and corporate interests. I would have gladly voted for a third party candidate but in this case it would have been the same as a vote against Obama, I had to give him the benefit of the doubt because I truly have no idea what he is up against nor the pressure from the industrial class that currently run this country, he was clearly the better choice.
    To admit that our system is broken and needs repair.. To say that our government represents corporate interests more than its citizens, to say that our military are in no way defending our freedoms and the American way of life you talk about, to bring out the fact that Wall Street, investment banks and corporate supported think tanks like CFR and ALEC determine our foreign and domestic policies rather than American voters is a travesty … In short, to cast a critical eye on oneself and country and bring out its failings is about as American as it gets, much more so than the, "My country right or wrong", "love it or leave it" crowd.

  16. hmm   November 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Mike you really believe what you write?"Corporate Hack?’"With Americas poverty level(Thats the number of people in poverty) growing..yes growing each year and on November 20 2012,was the highest its been since 1993..maybe someone who actually knows how to get people working would have been a SMARTER CHOICE.But we elected a President who believes in sharing the wealth..letting unemployment benefits be extended(How stimulated do you think people are MIKE W when instead of working they can get WIC>>UEI>>Disability..and OBAMA school lunches..and on and on.?) So why elect a man who can actually create jobs when its clear that people are content on sitting on their rear end and checking their mail for their check….Your last comment regarding being critical of America? you read what you write?Americas got so many priveledges and thought and speech are just 2 of the many we get..Im sad that you voters who elected BArack Hussein Obama are more content to live with handouts instead of creating jobs ..

  17. Jon Monday   November 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

    to "hmm",

    The steps Obama has taken steps are to insure that the people who are at the bottom of the economic ladder are not completely crushed and humiliated by circumstances that they did not cause, and that the middle class (what’s left of it after 8 years of Bush’s reckless economic policies that nearly brought down the whole world’s economy), do not sink into poverty.

    Those who feel that there is a vast pool of citizens who just want to freeload is just an ugly fantasy. Nearly all people want to work, and earn an honest living. Conservatives are big on self reliance, until they are hit with overwhelming circumstances, that are beyond their means to deal with. Then, all of a sudden, they have compassion for those in dire circumstances. Hurricane Sandy may have shown some conservatives the value of the Federal Government’s role to relieve misery and rebuild the economy.

    Bottom line, better to have compassion from your heart before you personally experience how utterly helpless you are in the face of overwhelming catastrophe. Cancer, accidents, job loss can bring home this understanding. I sincerely hope people don’t need that lesson before seeing all other citizens as extended family.

    My overall impression of the election: The country has come further along than I gave it credit for. Maybe living in the Fallbrook conservative bubble kept me from seeing how far it has come, and the momentum is still building. It’s all about the demographics.

  18. hmm   November 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Mr Monday..funny you dont mention our country coming together to help the victims of Katrina.or the vistims of 911…or is that because it was under GWBs watch.The middle class is no better after 4 years with Barack Hussein Obama ..youve had 4 years to make a difference and all we continue to get is"It was Georges fault.." remember who GWB followed????

  19. Jon Monday   November 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    To "hmm"

    Yes, I remember Katrina. That was the natural disaster that caused conservative commentator David Brooks to finally see what Bush’s critics were talking about, and recognized the utter incompetence of the Bush administration. As an example, Bush appointed "Brownie", a show horse judge, to be the head of FEMA. Brooks finally understood the point that if you put people in charge of government, who don’t believe government can do anything right, they will make a big effort to proving their theory to be true.

    Not only are the middle class far better off than 4 years ago, the whole country is far better off.

    Four years ago our whole financial system was in freefall, on the verge of a worldwide depression. The housing market was in freefall. Jobs were being lost at an alarming rate. Consumer spending was frozen, same with corporate spending – bringing our national economy to a halt. Credit was unavailable to consumers and businesses – and credit is the gasoline of our economic engine.

    Without the firm and swift actions by the Obama administration, we would have definitely suffered the full impact of the catastrophe that Bush created.

    But, instead of falling into another Great Depression, we rose out of the Great Bush Recession, got back on a sustainable growth path, and except for the constant resistance of House and Senate Republicans, we have rebounded remarkably, considering how far Bush, and his policies, drove America into the ground.

    Now, despite Republican Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell saying just after Obama’s inauguration, "Our highest priority is to prevent a 2nd term", Obama has made significant progress, aside from saving our economy:

    Obamacare – with the multitude of benefits for
    Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
    Two good female nominees to the Supreme Court
    Eliminating Banks as the middlemen for student loans, making them cheaper for students, at a lower cost.
    Improved our standing in the world by replacing "Cowboy, my way or the highway" diplomacy of the Bush era with a solid representation of American goals and role in the world.
    Re-regulate Wall Street and place new regulations on dangerous trading that could create another collapse.
    Moved to help people trapped in their mortgages, when their houses were underwater.
    Dealt with natural disasters with swift, efficient, and professional responses.
    The stock market has doubled and our economy is growing faster than almost all major industrialized nations.

    Together with expense cutting and review of budget expenses, Obama has a great foundation to build on for his second term.

    To ignore all that, is to invite a repetition of the causes of the collapse.

  20. Mike W   December 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Hmm ~ “Mike you really believe what you write?”Corporate Hack?’

    Of course I do, why else would I mention it ? If you can supply any information to the contrary besides just plain denial, please do.. Romney and Bain Capital are Vulture capitalists, buying out companies, loading them with debt, and sending several into bankruptcy


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