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November 05, 2014

It's Morning in America...

...and boy is the NY Times Editorial board bent out of shape:

Republicans would like the country to believe that they took control of the Senate on Tuesday by advocating a strong, appealing agenda of job creation, tax reform and spending cuts. But, in reality, they did nothing of the sort.

Even the voters who supported Republican candidates would have a hard time explaining what their choices are going to do. That’s because virtually every Republican candidate campaigned on only one thing: what they called the failure of President Obama. In speech after speech, ad after ad, they relentlessly linked their Democratic opponent to the president and vowed that they would put an end to everything they say the public hates about his administration. On Tuesday morning, the Republican National Committee released a series of get-out-the-vote images showing Mr. Obama and Democratic Senate candidates next to this message: “If you’re not a voter, you can’t stop Obama.”

The most important promises that winning Republicans made were negative in nature. They will repeal health care reform. They will roll back new regulations on banks and Wall Street. They will stop the Obama administration’s plans to curb coal emissions and reform immigration and invest in education.

Campaigning on pure negativity isn’t surprising for a party that has governed that way since Mr. Obama was first sworn in. By creating an environment where every initiative is opposed and nothing gets done, Republicans helped engineer the president’s image as weak and ineffectual.

Take THAT, Negative, Hating Haters who Hate. You are all clearly Bad, Stupid people who can't explain how anything you support will help anyone.

And don't even get us started about THIS!

Republican businessman Larry Hogan pulled off a stunning upset in heavily Democratic Maryland on Tuesday, winning the governor’s race against Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown by relentlessly promising to roll back tax increases and chart a new direction for the state.

Shortly after midnight, Brown conceded a race that he lost despite the strong support of the state’s Democratic establishment and visits to Maryland in the closing weeks of the campaign by President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Hogan’s victory — a repudiation of the eight-year tenure of Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) — means that Annapolis will return to divided government for the first time since 2006. It remains to be seen how much Hogan and his running mate, Lt. Gov.-elect Boyd Rutherford, will be able to accomplish with a Democratic-controlled legislature. Their victory sent a strong message that Marylanders had grown weary of the tax increases enacted under O’Malley, which Hogan harped on throughout the campaign.

Wethink Reichsführer Hogan may also have vowed to singlehandedly reinstate slavery, repeal the 19th Amendment, and chain women to tiny pink Easy Bake Ovens but we may be mistaken there. Fortunately, all these totally unexpected goings on can be dismissed as the foolish hatemongering of The Deeply Negative/Stupid Other.

That is all.

Posted by Cassandra at November 5, 2014 08:42 AM

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By creating an environment where every initiative is opposed and nothing gets done, Republicans helped engineer the president’s image as weak and ineffectual.

Well, yanno, there's a reason that they call themselves "Republicans" and not "Monarchists."

Following Obama’s joke during his White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech about forcing through more executive orders, the administration sent out the image to coincide with last week’s Game of Thrones episode.

In the picture, Obama sits upon the ‘Iron Throne’, a term that also refers to the monarchy that rules the Seven Kingdoms in the hit HBO series. According to one description, “the throne was forged from the 1,000 swords that had been surrendered to Aegon in the War of Conquest by the lords who had offered their fealty”.

Former King Joeffrey’s crossbow also sits on the coffee table while Obama holds a crown in his hands.

King me, baby.

Posted by: spd rdr at November 5, 2014 12:24 PM

chain women to tiny pink Easy Bake Ovens but we may be mistaken there.

You are mistaken. The Easy Bake Oven will be purple.

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at November 5, 2014 12:50 PM

Wow. I guess I'm an old fuddy duddy, but I don't get the urge to inject or "socialize" (post to social media) the President of the US into every random cultural meme that whizzes by.

Especially when doing so begs all sorts of unfortunate comparisons :p

Posted by: Cassandra at November 5, 2014 01:06 PM

You are mistaken. The Easy Bake Oven will be purple.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Cassandra at November 5, 2014 01:06 PM