American Elephants


‘D’ is for DEPRESSION, ‘R’ is for RECOVERY! by American Elephant
September 15, 2010, 6:21 pm
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Election 2010, Freedom, News, Progressivism | Tags: , , , , ,

Yesterday, the DNC hyped that they would have a major announcement today that would excite Democrats nationwide; the implication being that the DNC had something big, something Earth-shattering that would be a game-changer. Perhaps an exciting new poll? or a dirty September surprise? After all, what could possibly excite dispirited, dejected Democrats at this point other than some good electoral news?

So what was this bombshell? Had they finally decided to listen to the American people and change direction? Did they have some new prescription to get America out of the Depression that started a year after they took control of congress and that their policies and promised policies not only caused, but are exacerbating?

Not quite.

No, they’re going to keep right on pushing the same disastrous policies. Their huge game-changing revelation is that they…wait for it… developed a new logo.

Wheeeee! </sarcasm>

Indeed, Democrats are apparently SO enamored with Obama’s car analogy (the one he’s used in campaign speeches lately in which “D” stands for “drive” and “R” stands for “reverse”),  that they invested their party identity in it — the new logo clearly evocative of the “drive’ symbol on a car’s gear shift. That is what the left does after all. They don’t change their policies when they have clearly failed — they simply change the name, get a new spokesman, or slap a new logo on it.

Indeed, there’s no better example of that than the Marxist miscreant now occupying the Oval Office. His ideas are as old as they come — command and control, centralized, dictatorial government. Indeed, he himself admitted that his party has been trying to pass socialized healthcare for a hundred years! (The obvious rejoinder to which is that Americans have been rejecting socialized medicine just exactly as long.)

But man, he sure had a sweet logo!

I would remind Obama, Democrats, and the American people, however, that “D” and “R” stand for a lot more than just “drive” and “reverse” — they also stand for words that are much more relevant this crucial election season. After the past four disastrous years of a Democrat-controlled congress, what should be crystal clear to everyone is that ‘D’ is for “Depression” (which is the only place Democrats have driven us), and ‘R’ is for recovery!

(PS: Has anyone else noticed how the Obama logo, all his graphics and now the new Democrat logo eschew the traditional blue of the American flag for United Nations cyan? Maybe it’s unintentional — not likely, but possibly unintentional — but  either way, it certainly is appropriate.)

(h/t HotAir)



DNC Member Who Helped Write Obama’s Party Platform Endorses McCain! by American Elephant

ARLINGTON, VA — Today the McCain-Palin campaign announced the endorsement of Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee.

“In an election as important as this, we must choose the candidate who has a proven record of bipartisanship and reforming government, and that’s John McCain,” Rothschild said. “We can’t afford a president who lacks experience and judgment and has never crossed party lines to work for meaningful reform. Amid tough economic times and foreign policy concerns, we need someone who is ready to lead. Although I am a Democrat, I recognize that it’s more important to put country ahead of party and that’s why I support John McCain.”

Rothschild, an attorney and businesswoman, supported Sen. Clinton during the Democratic primaries. She will campaign for Sen. McCain through Election Day.

I heard Rothschild explain today that while she has been a lifelong Democrat, she cannot believe how far left Obama has taken the party. I believe she called him a socialist and said the MoveOn.org crowd is in charge of the party.

Let’s hope more responsible Democrats and Independents wake up to what he is proposing before it’s too late.



Obama Moves DNC to Notoriously Corrupt Chicago by American Elephant
June 12, 2008, 11:25 am
Filed under: Election 2008, Liberalism, News, Politics, Socialism | Tags: , , , ,

Corrupt Obama

In a major shakeup at the Democratic National Committee — and a departure from tradition — large parts of the committee’s operations are relocating to Chicago to be fully integrated with the Obama campaign. [read more]

Chicago’s notoriously corrupt politics have been very good to Obama. After all, this is the city where liberal judges were convinced to make the unprecedented order to open the divorce records of his two previous opponents. Outlandish decisions in two subsequent elections that had the purely coincidental result of ensuring that Obama won both elections.

With virtually no organized Republican presence in Chicago, this highly unusual move is clearly intended to help the cash-strapped DNC and cash rich Obama campaign pull-off corrupt shenanigans without accountability.

Perhaps Obama’s friend Tony Rezko can help them with their real-estate needs on his way to prison.



Campaign Courtesy by American Elephant

A minor kerfuffle developed over a campaign ad the North Carolina Republican Party had planned to air criticizing Barack Obama over Reverend Wright (and in turn criticizing two local politicians over their support for Obama.)

Well, of course, Democrats went berserk and demanded McCain denounce the ad. Howard Dean attempted to make additional political hay by claiming that if if McCain didn’t force the NC GOP to pull the ad, that it shows he isn’t qualified to be president:

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean today issued the following statement calling on McCain to exercise real leadership and pull the plug on this ad:

“This is a test of leadership for John McCain. If he can’t pick up the phone and make members of his own party stop airing a television ad he claims to oppose, how can he lead our country through an economic crisis or the war in Iraq?

Which, of course, is a ridiculous assertion — McCain is campaigning to be President of the United States where speech is still free. Perhaps Dean is confused because his party has such dictatorial tendencies. Nonetheless, both McCain and the RNC have denounced the ad and the NC GOP has since agreed to pull the ad.

Conservatives are understandably upset, because there’s nothing wrong with the ad. Obama should be criticized for his relationship with the deeply offensive Reverend. His relationships, and then his refusal to dissociate himself from Wright and Ayers show profoundly bad judgment and raise legitimate concerns about his own views. Democrats claims that the ad is racist are ridiculous and show just how much damage the Wright issue has done their candidate.

But what McCain seems to understand, and my fellow partisans on the right do not, is that voters are sick to death of the poisonous political atmosphere that not only pervades Washington DC, but has spilled over into their everyday lives, and it will be a major issue in the November elections.

Perceptions matter. It is irrelevant that the ad raises legitimate criticisms of Obama, all that matters is what voters think. And since most Americans haven’t seen the ad (and won’t), with the media carrying their water, Democrats will most likely be able to successfully, albeit dishonestly, smear the ad as “racist” or, at the very least, “dirty”. In that respect, McCain and the GOP are right to distance themselves from it.

The problem will be making sure Obama continues to be held accountable for his very close and personal association with the racist and anti-American Wright. He still to this day has not sufficiently answered the question of why he remained in that pew for 20 years when it was so obvious what Wright was teaching, quite frankly, because there’s no good answer. He did it and refuses to say he was wrong. Americans are rightly disturbed by Wright’s vitriol, and rightly unpersuaded by Obama’s refusal to condemn or divorce himself from a purveyor of such radical hatred.

But because Republicans seem unwilling to defend the legitimacy of the issue, and Democrats are certain to try to paint anyone criticizing Obama as racist, it looks as though it will be up to independent groups and alternative media to keep Obama’s long and close association with Wright front and center.

We are more than happy to perform that service.




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