If there is one individual who can lay claim to being THE emblem of the 2008 Democrat freshman class, swept in on the coattails of Barack Hussein Obama’s hopey-changey campaign fraud, it would have to be the bats**t crazy Alan Grayson (FL-8). Alan Grayson may be the only congressman in American history to inspire a constituent to launch a website called simply MyCongressmanIsNuts.Com.
According to polling data, the nut job Grayson is on track to be handed the coveted “one and done” award in his 2010 re-election bid. His electoral misfortune may be due to his Republican opponent, Daniel Webster, having the same name as a great 19th American statesman. Or maybe it’s due to the nut job showing an embarrassingly desperate level of, well, desperation, by airing an outrageous negative political ad labeling his Republican opponent as ‘Taliban’. I tend to believe it’s the latter. There are corollaries to point to.
Take for example, my congressional district, Virginia’s 11th. I blogged about this race in my April 30th and June 10th posts. In the latter post, I labeled my freshman incumbent Democrat Gerry Connolly as a Jihadi huggin’, deficit spendin’, constituent assaultin’ Progressive sack o’ excrement. With supporting evidence on the links.
While Connolly may not be as entertainingly nuts as Grayson – he represents perhaps an even more existential danger to the republic. Gerry Connolly is the archetype for the bloodless technocrat.
And he positively reeks of desperation at the prospect of receiving his richly deserved “one and done” award. I’m on the email list for his Republican opponent, Keith Fimian. The other day I received this little gem in my humble little inbox.
Well, I don’t know about you – but when the Daily Caller purchased KeithOlbermann.Com, I thought it was funny. But when a bloodless technocrat who aspires to micromanage my life uses the same tactic, it pisses me off.
Amazingly, Connolly was actually censured by the reliably liberal rag the Washington Post for his desperate campaign tactics.
This same local rag of mine, which I stopped having delivered years ago, reported on Fimian’s effective response.
Doubly amazingly, WaPo also exposed an example of Connolly’s desperate behavior for anyone to read.
But, in the end, of course, nothing can stop WaPo from endorsing the donkey. No matter what.
So, back to the theme of this post. I don’t have to look as far away as Florida to find more desperate Democrats. Jim Moran in my next door district (Virginia’s 8th) has seemingly been in congress for freakin’ ever. The line between VA-11 and VA-8 is literally one block from the house I now own. Moran (or ‘Maroon’, as he’s known under my roof) was in fact my representative (so to speak) in the house I owned before this one. Maroon is also a technocrat type, but not the bloodless kind - more the bloodshot Kennedy kind.
He’s feeling the pressure from his Republican opponent, Patrick Murray, who is a retired Army Colonel. This pressure has dragged the truth out of Maroon – that like any Progressive pseudo-intellectual, the only service he values is the kind that throws other people’s money down social welfare rat holes.
And in the district I can see with my own eyes, across the Potomac River, by walking perhaps a quarter mile – the number two House Democrat himself, Steny Hoyer (MD-5), actually knuckle-punched his Republican opponent, Charles Lollar.
'Desperate' and 'juvenile' are the first two words that come to mind for me. How about you? If the entrenched incumbent wins MD-5, I see many future posts referring to 'Knuckles' Hoyer.
The trend is undeniable. Liberal Democrats all over the nation are behaving like animals cornered. They have finally awoken to the fact we are rejecting their governance, and since the power to exercise governance is everything they covet, they are flailing wildly in every direction in an epic demonstration of desperation.
The examples abound. With apologies to the master blogger Matt Drudge, I shall now momentarily adopt his simple style of headlined links to close the argument.
Banking Queen’s lover fears partner may lose job
Banking Queen Digs Into His Own Pocket
Democrat Incumbent Physically Assaults Republican Challenger
Democrat candidate in Kentucky Labels his GOP opponent ‘Senator Blutarsky’
Scary Black Man Running for Congress in Florida Known to Associate with Motorcycle Hoodlums
Top Senate Democrat Runs on ‘It Could Be Worse’
Top Senate Democrat Runs on ‘It Would Have Been Worse’
Top Senate Democrat Runs on Chump Change Payoff to Key Voting Bloc
Donkey National Party Runs on Contribution Conspiracy Meme
Missouri Democrat Incumbent Runs On Catholic Pedophilia Meme
Number One Democrat Appeals to His Maker In Darkest Political Hour
The bottom line is neatly captured by R. Emmett Tyrell, a conservative opinion lion who has been writing since the late 60’s, and who I have been reading since the early 90’s.
Tyrell: “It is Over.”
2010 is the first year I’ve been a two yard sign guy. Desperate measures for desperate times.
My Congressman is still despicably desperate. Gerry Connolly still running on lies and half (at best) truths - so obnoxious that not even WaPo can ignore them. Think this is enough for WaPo to withdraw its' endorsement? Naaaaaaaaaaah.
Washington Post Fact Check: The newest Connolly attack
By Paige Winfield Cunningham
The newest attack ad against Republican Keith Fimian over the home inspection company he co-founded could use some inspection itself.
The company, U.S. Inspect, is once again being turned into a campaign weapon by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as the 11th Congressional District race enters its final week. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) already cited a $16,000 federal tax lien against the company during his 2008 race against Fimian; now, it's part of a new ad launched by the DCCC on Connolly's behalf.
The problem is, U.S. Inspect is a successful business. It has an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau. It holds dozens of patent claims. And the lien, while undoubtedly embarrassing to Fimian, has since been released.
It's easy to debunk some of the other claims in the new ad -- such as an accusation that U.S. Inspect's corporate status was revoked by the Arkansas secretary of state. I'm not sure where the DCCC got that information, because a quick call to the Arkansas office revealed that the company withdrew its status back in 2003 -- voluntarily.
And while the ad is correct that Fimian signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge authored by Americans for Tax Reform, the pledge doesn't mention anything about corporations outsourcing jobs, as the ad suggests. In fact, it just says the signer agrees to oppose raising marginal income tax rates and reducing or eliminating deductions or credits.
Given how much it's stretching things there, the DCCC might just as well have claimed that Fimian signed a pledge supporting corporations that exploit workers in developing countries.
Whether or not other of the ad's claims regarding lawsuits and liens carry water, there is some truth slipped in: Fimian's former business partner did call his honesty into question and wrote that his campaign is "built upon a fraud."
Still, I wonder just how far bad feeling over an apparent business falling-out is going to get Connolly and the DCCC.
Another Northern Virginia blogger detects the smell of desperation on Gerry Connolly.
And, as if the 100% Pelosi Index were not enough, Connolly is recognized by the MSM as holding the key to her continuing reign as House Nanny.
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