The Liberal Brain: On The Ballot In 2012



The economic gods have really been piling on to President Obama lately. (Are they racist?) Unemployment has edged back up to 9.1%, while housing prices are falling. Energy and food prices have climbed sharply. And everyone knows the US ran up over three trillion dollars of debt to achieve this happy state of affairs, that the spending can not go on at these levels, and that cutting it will produce even more short term economic pain.

Which brings up the quesiton of Mr. Obama’s electoral chances in 2012, and his running mate. He faces a very simple challenge. Either the president manages to turn things around by next spring, or he gets fired next fall. In the coming weeks, we can explore why the chances of a turnaround do not look good.

As for the running mate, that question goes beyond Joe Biden or whomever the lucky person might be that is asked to join the Titanic Ticket. Because, if we frame this election properly, the real running mate is the liberal brain, the true power behind the throne in the way that Dick Cheney was imagined to be in the Bush Administration, but never was.

The liberal brain is the animating power of this administration, with its evergreen faith in the power of the government to manage our affairs (as long as liberals are in charge, cramming their nostrums down our throats). We need to get that brain out there for all the world to see, and the damage it has done under its front man, Barack Obama. The left will try to distract us with all manner of diversions, and their insult machine will be revved up to the max.

Pay them no heed. Let’s recharge our batteries this summer, hone our skills, and prepare for a stormy, but exhilirating, election season.

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Career financial professional with 30+ years in treasury management. American Airlines retiree. Lifelong Republican with center-right views. Host of Italian Tomatoes radio show on Blog Talk Radio. Managing Editor-, a travel and aviation blog.

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June 6, 2011 11:06 am

the most effective way to make this strategy work, $, is to make sure people know how they, singly and individually, have been effected…and to convince them it has been in a more negative than positive way.

To move beyond the big picture, and get down to the nitty gritty of how their lives are worse off than they were 4 years ago…and to make sure they know how and where to go to DO something about it.

At the Polls.

June 6, 2011 12:47 pm

I heard where Austin Goolsby, one of O’s spokesanimals, said yesterday “You can’t pay too much attention to the 9.1 unemployment rate. There are other indicators….blah, blah, blah…”. Un fracking believable! I also read an AP story the other day (gotta love those AP stories!) saying that the reason car sales were slumping is there is a shortage in inventory of those wildly popular electric carts and things that run on carrot juice. I cannot begin to imagine what we are going to see in print and hear over the airwavesover the next yer or so, especially next summer. They… Read more »

June 6, 2011 1:04 pm

Title should be a bumper sticker, Street. BY the way, there is a third option, besides improving things (that is not his intent, I am certain of it) or get fired. It is time to at least begin considering the unthinkable.

June 6, 2011 1:43 pm

Has anyone heard of “Persona Management Software”? I was reading an article at The Hill about Axelrod saying that the Republicans have no jobs plans and are just yabbering about it. Excuse me, the House sent an Energy Bill to the Senate that would be a major job creator. In the comments section of that article, I read a very comment- _________________________________ FYI: WARNING!! Last June the DNC purchased “Persona Management Software” from the military to be used as a propaganda tool. The software will allow 10 personas per user replete with background, history, supporting details and cyber presences that… Read more »

June 6, 2011 2:10 pm

‘stack, I’ve been working in the retail industry while going to school, and I can tell that people DO know the cause-and-effect impact of what’s going on. I’m a trend watcher, to say the least. Even in the context of my job, there have very specific trends. Right after Obama was elected, spending on credit cards was high. About a year ago, purchases went to either debit or cash. Now, purchases are dropping off significantly. People are just pulling back and taking care to evaluate how they spend disposable income more cautiously. The proof is there that people know. No… Read more »

June 6, 2011 2:56 pm

streetwise, I’ve found myself stunned at little young people understand about how our economy works, or how the economy impacts society as a whole, even in the context of morals and ethics. And it isn’t the easiest thing to put into words. I’ve tried. (I do better with charts!) Without that understanding, a lot of them just don’t see how the liberal brain is actually dangerous.

June 6, 2011 4:01 pm

Streetwise thank you. This is the turf where we fight -0- and get rid of him. My son just in visiting from southern AL, where he is in military training, tells of an interesting and sad anecdotal observation: in the cotton fields in southern Alabama *right now* can be seen hundreds of African Americans, more than anyone can remember in many years -or since they can remember-. day laboring, picking cotton in the hot sun. Like a scene right out of 1866. We are all suffering economically in some form, but the bitter truth is no community is suffering worse… Read more »