I couldn't stomach but an hour of Morning Joe today, although an hour was enough to understand the Democratic Party's desperate strategy. It will be interesting to watch the next few months unfold as Democrats and media rewrite history, morph into a Centrist position and double down on the smear campaign waged against Romney and Ryan and the extremist Tea Partiers.
MSNBC pundits and propagandists are giddy after Michelle Obama's speech Wednesday followed by Bill Clinton's speech last night. Jim Vandehei from Politico was on Morning Joe, and he told John Heilemann and a few other Leftists who were praising Clinton's Centrist speeech that Clinton doesn't represent the Democratic Party, that the party is far more Progressive than Clinton's speech suggests. Vandehei said that the Democratic Party is more in line with Elizabeth Warren. Warren spoke before Clinton and her speech excoriated Wall Street and rich bastards who don't pay their fair share to the State. The Democratic Party has gone beyond reality and is now battling over manufactured visions and positions that have nothing to do with facts or what happens in the real world -- or what has happened.
Clinton, in his first term as President, pushed a government-run healthcare plan that if it had passed would have exploded the deficit and national debt. Clinton fought all fiscally conservative measures proposed by Republicans until his second term when he was damaged because of the huge GOP victory and because of Monica Lewinsky, so Clinton followed the Republican lead set by Newt Gingrich, and the budget was balanced for a few years. They had the benefit of peace bringing a windall of taxes to pay for the cost of government for a few years, but if Clinton had had his way, there would have been huge deficits, yet Clinton took credit last night for surplusses created by efforts he orginally fought.
Clinton is a country lawyer and a con artist, and he did last night what con artists do, he lied perfectly because he has no conscience when it comes to politics. As a human being, I'm sure Clinton is a caring man who will help others, but as an ego-maniac and a political animal, he will say or do anything to boost his political wealth. Members of the political class such as the ones who populate Morning Joe are impressed by political con artists like Clinton, and many voters will fall for the con, but, when all is said and done, Clinton's speech will have near a zero effect on independents. I might be wrong, and if I am I'll be very disappointed in American voters. Clinton's act is so transparent I can't imagine anyone with just a little knowledge of recent political history believes anything he says, or anything Obama and Biden say. They will believe that Warren is sincere and that this is where the Democratic heart resides, in the statist mindset.
It was telling how Scarborough said that the question is whether Obama knows how to run an economy. Scarborough didn't say that government shouldn't be running the economy -- he has accepted that government does run the economy, so now the question for him is simply whether a President knows how to run the economy or not. The answer is simple, Joe -- no. Obama doesn't know how to run the economy -- Romney doesn't know how to run the economy -- The Fed doesn't know how to run the economy -- Geithner doesn't know -- Clinton doesn't know -- Scarborough doesn't know -- all the government officials in DC don't know how to run the economy.
The status quo, made up of establishment types from both parties, are statist to the core, and they think in the logic of politics, so establishment types like Scarborough, Alex Castellano, Steve Schmidt, Michael Steele, and others like them in the Center, don't mind seeing Obama win as long as they can shut down the limited government faction rising on the Right. Obama pretends to be a Centrist, Clinton gives hom cover, others in the political realm play the game, and they all hope that voters haven't learned too much to disbeleive their propaganda. I'm betting that 2012 is the year that the lies are not believed, but we'll see.