I Cast My Vote for Scooby Doo

“Obama Advisers Weigh Ad Assault Against the G.O.P” was the early page-one headline in The New York Times the other day. Ah, but this wasn’t just any old “ad assault.” No, this one was an assault against the dreaded tea party. The goal, according to the story, would be to “cast the Republican Party as all but taken over by Tea Party extremists.”

The White House denied the story (and the Times later tweaked the headline), but you just know it was true. I may not like the liberal tendencies of The New York Times, but they don’t simply make up stories over there.

Besides, on the same day the Times story came out (Sept 20), Vice President Joe Biden told a fundraiser in Ohio that the alternative to Democrats this fall is “the Republican tea party.”

And a few weeks earlier in Philadelphia, Ed Rendell, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania (and savvy political operative), said the Republican Party “is slowly but surely being taken over by wackos. They’re nuts. They’re flat-out crazy.”

Memo to Democrats: For your own good, STOP!

Painting the tea party folks as extremist nut-jobs is a big mistake. Tying tea partiers to the Republicans will not hurt the GOP. It will help them and hurt you!

What a lot of Democrats don’t seem to get, even at this very late date, is that voters don’t think tea partiers are the ones who are extreme and out of the mainstream. They think Democrats are the extremists who have lost touch with the mainstream. They rightly see Democrats as the ones who are spending us into a hole so deep that no one knows when (or if) we will emerge. That, they are saying, is extreme. That is out of the mainstream.

Want proof? As the Times story reported, “Except for [Christine] O’Donnell in Delaware, Republican candidates that Democrats like to showcase as extremists — including in Senate races in Nevada, Colorado, Kentucky and even blue-state Connecticut– are even with their Democratic rivals in polls or ahead.”

In some other year, it might have been different. In some other year, voters might reject the more “colorful” candidates backed by the tea party. Not this year. This year, voters are so fed up with the party in control of both houses of Congress and the White House that they’d vote for Scooby-Doo rather than one more big-spending Democrat.

Besides, haven’t Democrats noticed that it’s not only those “crazy” tea partiers who are fuming? Independents, a group that supported President Barack Obama in 2008, are also fed up. They’re also mad as hell and don’t plan to take it anymore.

Of course, anything can happen between now and Nov. 2, but unless something big pops up, and unless the voters have been fooling with the pollsters, the Democrats are about to take a very severe beating in just over a month.

And it didn’t have to happen.

The architect of the looming disaster is the leader of the party, the same Barack Obama who had a halo over his head when he was sworn into office. With the help of his most loyal base — giddy journalists who slobbered all over him during the campaign — he came to office as Saint Barack, the messiah bringing hope and change.

But instead of focusing on how to right the economy and put his fellow Americans back to work, President Obama spent more than a year on his health reform legislation, which, according to the polls, Americans don’t want. Transforming America into a green nation with cap-and-trade legislation was supposed to be next, something else Americans don’t want.

With unemployment still high, and with so many Americans worried about hanging on to their jobs, the magic is gone — squandered away by a president and a Democratic Party that have become disconnected from the American people.

The Republican slogan in the final weeks of this campaign ought to be short and sweet: How’s that hope and change working out for you?

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  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    OREALLY SAYS NO TRUMP, THE HIGH CLASS GOLF CROWD WOULD RUN USA, OH I GUESS

    HE PREFERS THE LOW LIFE CROWD, SEX PERVERTS, MARXIST, KOOKS O’SAMBO’S PALS.

    BILL KNOWS SOMEONE WITH CLASS WONT GIVE HIM AN INTERVIEW TO BOOST HIS RATINGS.

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    I VOTE FOR THE GREAT GOV OF AK SARAH PALIN SHE IS THE ONLY ONE ACTIVE AND DOING

    GREAT WORK, THE HUCKSTER AND THE BOYZ ARE STILL HIDING UNDER THEIR DESKS.

    RUN SARAH RUN !!!!

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    ANYBODY BUT OBAMA AND CLAIRE MCCASKILL OF MISSOURI, SHE GOT CAUGHT AGAIN, THIS
    TIME FAILED TO PAY 4 YRS OF TAXES ON HER AIRPLANE, $ 287,000 OPPS, ALSO, SHE HAS A
    OFFSHORE TAX SHELTER IN BERMUDA. SHE VOTES FOR ALL OBAMAS BILLS AND LIES ABOUT
    ALL OF IT, SHE THINKS MISSOURIAN ARE A BUNCH OF DUMB HICKS AND WE WILL BELIEVE HER
    NONSENSE., YEA, WE ARE JUST HAYSEEDS.

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    QUESTION ? WILL OBAMA ASK QADDAFI FOR MULTI-MILLIONS FOR HIS CAMPAIGN LIKE LAST

    TIME? QADDAFI GAVE SPEECHES TO TRINITY CHURCH FOR REV WRIGHT VIA A SATTELITE LINK,

    OF COURSE OBAMA WHO SAT IN THE CHURCH NEVER HEARD IT. THE SPEECHES WERE HATE

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    I HAVE DISCOVERED WHY HE IS SO ANGRY AND HAS A CHIP ON HIS SHOULDER, IF YOU HAD

    TO GET UP EVERY MORNING AND LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE THAT THING, YOU’D BE TICKED

    OFF TOO !!!

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    I HEAR THE GREAT IMPOSTER LOVES TO PLAY BASKETBALL, THERES A GREAT PLACE FOR

    HIM, ITS THE EXERCISE YARD AT CLUB GITMO. I’M SURE WE WOULD ALL BE HAPPY TO SEE

    HIM THERE, THE ECONOMY WOULD BOOM AND WE COULD ALL GET SOME SLEEP.

  • The Patriot

    Whatever happened to Will Burns? He stop getting paid?

    • Bruce A.

      Maybe he is working on some Liberals losing senate campaign.

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    THE GREAT PAT BOONE IS SPONSORING AND A MEMBER.OF THE
    ” BEVERLY HILLS ” TEA PARTY, GOD BLESS THIS GREAT AMERICAN.
    THE MISSOURI TEA PARTIES SALUTE YOU !!!

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    HEY BERNIE, YOU GOT THE BEST WEB IN TOWN, THANKS.

    VAN JONES GAVE A SPEECH, THANKS, WE WERE WARNED BY THIS
    GREAT MAN TO STAY AWAY FROM THE TEA PARTY. TEA PARTY WILL BE
    OUT OF CONTROL AND A ROGUE GOVT. I WAS SHOCKED, AS YOU KNOW, VAN JONES WAS A GREAT OBAMA ADVISOR, HE HAD TO RESIGN, SUCH A GREAT LOSS, THANKS FOR THE WARNING, WAS HE
    RELATED TO JIM JONES IN GIANA ?

  • Terence A Craig

    Vote for Scooby-Doo eh? You know Scooby-Doo hangs around with a pack of Liberal Rastafarians, and you know … “guilt by association” is popular these days. Scooby-Doo would side with all the big spending Liberal lobby groups for a mere “Scooby snack.”

    Bernard Goldberg endorsing a Liberal getting elected to the U.S. Senate – Hmmmm I think it goes something like this …

    The mask is pulled off (shocked) “MR. GOLDBERRRRGGGG!” … Bernard replies, “And I would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for you medaling kids.”

    Just kidding,
    Terence

  • JDO

    I don’t know what’s more amusing: Democrats continuing to shoot themselves in the foot or the fact that an “ad by Google” featuring Scooby-Doo is sittin’ (on my computer screen) right in the middle of the article! Hah!

  • http://www.bigbureaucracy.com/ Ellie Velinska

    If we judge by the Pledge to America the tea party will be as disappointed by the Republicans in two years as Michael Moore is disappointed by Obama today.

    The country is governed not by the elected officials, but by the career bureaucracy that stays in Washington DC and multiplies long after the elected politicians are gone.

    Unless somebody takes on the Big Gov – there will be no change – left or right.

  • Jay Thompson

    Excellent as always. Thanks, Bernie, for providing sane analysis to what is shaping up to be a hoot of an election season.

  • Anthony

    I can appreciate your credo for selecting Scoody Doo but isn’t Huckleberry Hound a more viable alternative?Salutations.

  • Ron Kean

    Bernie…please don’t give the Democrats good advice. We need all the advantage we can get. Although I admit that Victor Hanson has been giving Obama and Democrats sage advice… they’ve just ignored it.

    Just like Fox watchers have dropped out of the mainstream media sphere, independents have fallen away from Democrats. The tea party by any other name represents the view opposite of this President and his closest people.

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    THANKS BERNIE, SAW THE JOHN STOSSEL SHOW ON FOX, IT WAS
    REALLY GOOD, IT WAS INTELLIGENT AND COHERENT.
    JOHN SHOULD BE A REGULAR EARLY EVENING HE
    COULD RETIRE THAT OLD WARHORSE. WE NEED
    A FRESH START.

    • Clarence De Barrows

      Tommy Freedom: Yeah, I was a Stossel fan ’til I found out that he, the quintessential libertarian, was actually feeding at the public trough just like all the rest of the believers in large government. His seaside home has twice been repaired with government subsidized insurance (read, paid for by us). The first time involved much damage, the second time the house was destroyed and “We The People” were privileged to underwrite the payment so he could remain at his seaside residence. Libertarian, my foot!

  • Buz

    The voters are also the TV viewers and newspaper/magazine readers. By virtue of the established fact that each and every avowed Obama supporting media outlet is way down in viewership and readership tells you that, for an ever incresing

    The Obama supporting media of all stripes are failing because they are losing patronage while Fox News who never supported him is growing. The patrons of the media just also happen to be the voters and if they are signaling by their abandonment of the vaunted liberal outlets that they don’t want to hear and read their biased nonsense it is pretty clear as to what the outcome of the comming elections will be. So it increasingly evident that Scooby Doo or anybody other than an Obama policy supporting democrat will prevail.

  • Ajijicmon

    Memo to Bernard: When the Democrats are lining up a circular firing squad, please don’t tell them to stop. I believe the more they attack the Tea Party and what it stands for, the better off we are..”we” being those who believe in the values that the Tea Party espouses as well as the elitist within the Republican Party. It benefits both for this election.

  • Anarchocapitalist

    Though I would love to see Tea Party candidates take over the Senate, the fact is nothing will change. Republicans and Democrats are both the party of big government. Perhaps if the Tea Party embraced a non-interventionist foreign policy, then their anti-gov’t rhetoric would be more respected. And maybe if one of them actually came out and stated “I want to get rid of Social Security, Medicare, farm subsidies….etc.” instead of dodging the issue, then perhaps they would get more respect. Tea Party candidates are a good step toward reducing the size of gov’t, but none are principled enough in their beliefs to make the kind of radical change necessary to bring “freedom” back to this society. And no, the freedom I am referring to is not the twisted version Republicans claim to want to preserve by war mongering.

  • http://www.blurb.com/user/store/DanFarfan Dan Farfan

    All the planets are aligning for the good old fashioned campaign question, “Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?” By October 2012, if faux-unemployment ( i.e. the number reported these days after changing the formula to prevent publishing the legit number using the old formula, 15%-19%) stays at the high end of 9% or (heaven forbid) goes higher, suddenly the “failed economics of the past” becomes what’s been happening since 1/20/2009.

    “We are the bums we’ve been wanting to throw out.”
    Whoops. Not quite as lyrical of a slogan for the Dems.

    Meanwhile, Tea Party are chanting about BOTH “parties”:
    “THEY are the bums WE’VE been wanting to throw out.”

    Dan
    – “The Next 10 Amendments”

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  • http://www.ScottOnCapeCod.com Scott Williamson

    Rutt Row…
    When your enemy is committing suicide, don’t stop them. Excellent analysis Mr. G

    • Bruce A.

      Well said Scott & Bernie. Feed the liberals more rope, they are hanging themselves politically.