Archive for June 25, 2009

…for one simple reason:

This guy is a Chicago Machine Pol with no achievements and or accomplishments of note before actually winning the White House. What makes you think that such an empty suit is going to be either clean himself or surrounded by clean people?

There was always a chance that he would turn out to be more than he seems, everyone remembers this quote from Eddie McCormack from the 1962 senate campaign in Massachusetts:

“if your name was Edward Moore instead of Edward Moore Kennedy, your candidacy would be a farce.”

McCormack was the AG and the nephew of the speaker of the House of Representatives John McCormack but nobody remembers his second quote part of which applies very well here:

I ask my opponent, What are you qualifications?…You are not running on qualifications. You are running on a slogan…”

(You can find the full quote in the excellent book Man of the House by Tip O’Neil). Now given 20-40 years and only one body Teddy has become an effective senator who never met a dollar that he wasn’t willing to spend domestically and never met a foe of America that he wouldn’t support.

Remember it was this same Ted Kennedy who floor managed the 1965 immigration bill and assured us:

“The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”

Yup this is the same guy who wants to nationalize healthcare before he dies. And remember this guy is the example of the EXCEPTION who might turn out all right.

“Yes we can” is just a slogan. We found out here in Massachusetts that slogans like “Together we can” are no better a basis for successful government than some farcical aquatic ceremony.

As Americans we always get the government we deserve, we are getting what we deserve right now and if this trend continues beyond 2010 and 2012 we will deserve that too.

But don’t come to me shocked about this administration’s corruption, and broken promises. If you didn’t see it coming it’s only because you weren’t looking or didn’t want to see it.