Sunday, November 09, 2008

Hubris

In 04 we saw ourselves as invincible and the Democratic Party was about to receive the KO punch that would knock it into the dustbin of history. We were too confident and paid the price.

Now the Democrats are making the same mistakes all over again. Only they are doing it with even greater arrogance and hubris than we did.

Some of the Obamaniacs are already calling for a holiday on his behalf.

History repeats itself.

Whom the gods destroy they first make mad.

Pride goeth before a fall.


We suffered for our overconfidence and now we will watch it happen again.

The truly wise learns from the mistakes of others, the semi-wise learn from their own mistakes and the fool never learns. Sadly it seems that we are society of fools.

17 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

I was just thinking the same thing today. The Democrats (and especially Obama's cult followers) will go so far that there will be a backlash.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Average American said...

I just hope that their mistakes will be repairable. Some of his ideas are really pushing the envelope. A couple of examples are legalizing all the illegals and this militia type Army he wants to create. What is THAT all about? Isn't the National Guard good enough for the messiah? They might not be reliable enough for him to be able to "own" them. It sounds like he is jealous of Muqtada Al Sadr. America does not need or want anything like that!!!!!

1:23 AM  
Blogger benning said...

"Repairable" for the nation, yes! "Repairable" for the Left, Hell No!

Fools we may be, Shoprat, but given the time, we do learn and make things right.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Actually, I think that I'm going to enjoy the role of contrarian dissenter while the BHO administration is in charge.

I think I'll put together an essay on that topic later this week or over the weekend.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

Fortunately for the Dems, it's just a small interest group with a Blogger account pushing for the holiday. But if this takes off with major national organizations pushing for another MLK holiday, man this is going to feel like Germany in the 1930s.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

There is already a day that is relevant to the Obama presidency, it's called tax freedom day. Unfortunately, this day will come much later under him.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Ducky's here said...

Sorry Shoprat but you are in denial. The Reagan revolution? Dead, stone cold dead.

We are going to have to go through a fundamental redesign of the "consumer economy" and focus on self discipline and austerity. Oh it's coming and there is no way to stop it.

For one thing, the racket of American "consumers" gobbling up the output of Asian factories in exchange for paper promises is over. For the moment, the Chinese are struggling with epic factory closures with the sudden prospect of a restive lumpenproletariet. The situation there is bound to get worse. Before long, these broke-and-hungry masses may actually challenge the present government. In the meantime, there's no telling what the (unelected) Chinese government might do either to keep itself in power, or genuinely defend its country's perceived economic interests.
One thing is self-evident: we are not returning to the old racket of toys-for-treasury-bills. One thing China might do in economic self-defense is shed whatever US dollar-denominated paper is moldering in their vaults before it becomes valueless altogether.

Big freakin' train in the tunnel so you may want to get down to understanding the situation rather than looking for ways to impeach Obama before he's even sworn it. But that ain't gonna play this time. So on the bus or under it.

12:45 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Ducky
Thank you for the outstanding example of exactly what I am talking about.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

"...impeach Obama before he's even sworn it."

By gummie-bears, I had not even thought of that!

Thanks, Ducky, for a really great idea!

2:02 PM  
Blogger BB-Idaho said...

The American dream has been turned into a nightmare. Pretty much explains the election, IMO.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

"Impeach Obama before he's even sworn in." I'm all for that too! How I wish it were possible.

Well, Shoprat, he may actually get his holiday. At this point, nothing will surprise me. Nothing at all!

2:54 PM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

Sad to say-you are right-shoprat...

Here's another 'little ray of sunshine' for you...and it happened in MICHGIAN ....

http://www.rightmichigan.com/story/2008/11/10/13335/904
Chritian church attacked by libs...in Lansing...

C-CS

5:53 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

It's just pitiful that you all have such contempt for the President elect when he has not even gotten a chance to show what he can accomplish.
Yes, Democrats had a lot of anger with Bush, but that didn't start right away, it took time before 3/4's of the country turned against him.
If he ends these wars and gets the economy back on track, you'll just bitch that he did some liberal thing like pushing civil unions as catering to the gay agenda while totally ignoring any good that he does.
Just point to anything that Bush has not turned to kaka in the last 8 years.
Look, if he turns out to be a bad leader I'll be the first one to complain, but at least give him a shot.

11:43 PM  
Blogger Average American said...

Tim, for me it's the other way around. I'll be glad to give him laurels IF he does something right, but he will have to prove himself FIRST. The reason for this is simple really, His promises and speeches and fancy campaign were 180 degrees out from what little experience he had. My first impression is that he said what he figured people wanted to hear, also called pandering or out and out lying. Maybe he really did get "reborn", if so, and he proves me wrong, I'll admit it. Short of that, he does not have my respect or admiration.

2:59 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

AA- You are just a Repulican hack. I've never ever heard you critisize Bush on anything.

Look, I think Bush has been a terrible president but I still respect the office. I have critisized his actions but have not sank to name calling and such.

Gayle once said here that she couldn't understand how any "real" American could vote for Obama. I guess 56% of the electorate are not real Americans in her book, but in my view people who can't put aside their petty politics like almost everybody who has left a comment here in the last week falls into the catagory of not being a real American.

7:38 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

tim
As far as acknowledging it when politicians I oppose do something right, I have on occasion acknowledged when Governor Granholm (whom I do oppose) has gotten something important right and I have praised her when she did.

http://gluxian.blogspot.com/2007/10/jenny-gets-one-right.html

http://gluxian.blogspot.com/2008/08/whose-more-powerful.html (on this one you might want to take a look at what you said about Obama.)

I have praised Hillary (whom I despise) when she stood up to her party leadership

http://gluxian.blogspot.com/2008/01/thoughts-on-michigan-primary.html

So don't tell me that I don't praise Democrats when they do the right thing.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

The Democrats are extremely arrogant right now. They should enjoy it while it lasts.

10:54 PM  

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