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Pep talk, redux

Pep talk, redux

Still liking this pep talk from March 22, 2010:

Last night was bad. The law passed by the Senate and House really is that horrible.

But it’s the morning after, and your mourning should be over.

The mainstream media and the nutroots will try to demoralize you, and there will be plenty of gloat to go around.

But remember how we got to last night.

November 4, 2008, was the culmination of multiple generations of journalistic and educational malpractice and liberal guilt, malfeasance by Republicans who lost their way while in power, and a mass delusion on par with the tulipomania of 17th century Holland.

On November 5, 2008, did any one of you think that over 16 months later Obama would barely be able to pass a truncated version of his dream of single payer, and that dozens of Democrats would join Republicans in opposition?

As the mainstream media celebrated the permanent Democratic majority in the weeks after the 2008 election, did any of you think that in March 2010 we would be talking about the Democratic majority being in danger?

On January 20, 2009, when Obama took office, and then again in April when Arlen Specter jumped ship, did any one of you think we could hold off Obamacare beyond July?

In August and September, did you think we would make it to the end of the year, and then in early January 2010, did any of you (other than me) think Scott Brown could win and we could prevent a Democratic super-majority?

Your hard work has paid off, even if the end result was not what we wanted. But trust me, without you it would have been much, much worse.

For over a year Obama has not been able to push through other destructive aspects of his agenda, and the clock is running out before the mid-term elections.

The hard work must continue through the November elections because Democrats know they have just a few more months.

So shake off the gloom, get your asses in gear, get over it, and get to work continuing to fight the worst government policies “since the Great Depression.”

We have no other choice.

You know what comes next.


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Hell, I have dry socks, and I ate well, got a good cigar and some Scotch.

I am the the very picture of a “Happy Warrior”.


Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.”

The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt. In the mid-Atlantic area covering New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and DC the new price is $167 per megawatt. For the northern Ohio territory served by FirstEnergy, the price is a shocking $357 per megawatt.
–Steven Green

Think of that as a motivator…

Be irate. This is just the beginning.

The excellent Coffee and Markets podcast features a couple of very smart, economically astute conservative businessmen discussing current events in the world of markets. Surprising to me is that both have been quite convinced for some time that Obama will be re-elected.

In the latest podcast one small comment about a bounce in Europe later in the year being to Obama’s benefit suggests they are starting to see his current trajectory as not quite so positive – that he may need some external help. So they may be starting to think about hopping on the Professor’s train as it starts leaving the station.

Me, I’ve been convinced since 2010 that Obama will lose. In a landslide.

Put me in, Coach–I’m ready to play!

Bastogne in the WWII “Battle of the Bulge” was a true ‘bullets overhead’ combat with combat casualties’ I grew up liking but not understanding the American commanders “Nuts!” response to the German requests that he surrender. Of course neither did the Germans.

Our situation in the US today seems to me to be as close to the surrounded 101st Airborne without being a combat situation as I could imagine.

Then I think of the overall body count of “Fast & Furious” [4,000], Obamacare ‘Death Panels”, the whole history of the US Progressives “Eugenics” movement, and on and…………

LukeHandCool | May 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm

That is a good pep talk!

You should record it onto an iPod and present it to the Queen next time you see her.