Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Democrats' Fried Chicken Comes Home to Roost


Hope n' Change congratulates the GOP on their election victory, and looks forward to seeing what will happen in the coming months when the Senate actually starts considering (and voting on) legislation for the first time in years instead of existing only as Harry Reid's inanimate human shield to protect Barack Obama's political ass.

But just why did the Democrats lose? We think a significant part of the answer can be found in the two cartoons below, which we posted on social media on Election Day 2014.

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As the campaign boiled down to its final hours, the Democrats decided to quit pretending that they had anything to offer in terms of ideas or successful accomplishments and instead made blatant, unsupported accusations of racism in order to browbeat black Americans into voting like racists.

Among the worst offenders, Michelle Obama said in a televised interview that black Americans should vote a straight Democratic ticket because...uh...because they're black! Yeah! Don't actually think about what the candidates have said or done, good or bad  - just go vote Democratic and then reward yourself with some good fried chicken!

Sweet mother of pearl! Why didn't she throw in watermelon, tap-dancing, and a medley of Stephen Foster songs about the joys of picking cotton now that her husband is "Massa?!"

And speaking of racist a-holes,  Eric Holder jumped into the fray by sending "election monitors" to 18 states (selected using the "independent and non-partisan" criteria the DOJ is famous for) to assure that voters wouldn't be "treated differently because of their race or color." Which we suppose means that he'll be overturning election results and filing lawsuits in many districts today unless white voters got fried chicken, too.

The monitors were also tasked with making sure that every polling place had taken sufficient steps to assure that people who can't speak a single freaking syllable of English would be able to vote easily and, perhaps, often.

But clearly, Americans have tired of the Left's divisive rhetoric of racism and hatred, especially in a time of multiple crises both domestic and foreign. Crises which have been exacerbated - and not infrequently created - by years of Democrat malfeasance.

Yesterday's election is not going to solve all of America's problems. But it was a big win, giving our nation more cause for real hope and change than we've seen in a very long time.


It's No Gouda said...

Woohoo, yeehaw and other celebratory
shouts of glee.
It's too early for "coffee" but not too late for a toddy!
Now it's time to build some fires to hold these people's feet to so they will do what they said they would do. Remind them early and often who voted them into office and who will vote them out if we don't get dome action.

REM1875 said...

Ok we won! Now all you damned conservatives get back in the box for 2 more years. We'll let ya know when we need ya.

Grumpy_Curmudgeon said...

Yes We Can!

FlyBoy said...

Not to be the turd in the punchbowl here, but I wonder how long it's gonna' be before the Republicans screw the pooch and start acting like the dems did. The main reason they (Repubs.) got themselves into this mess in the first place is because of their policies and attitudes back in the mid-to early part of the decade (remember the "Bridge to nowhere"?). I can only hope and pray that the right things will be done to put our nation back on track, but I'm not confident......

Judi King said...

I was afraid to turn on the news this morning and when I did it was like a miracle. Here's hoping the winners will live up to their campaign promises. PS: I really don't like fried chicken!

Chuck Baker said...

Good news, to be sure, but sorry to say that without a veto-proof majority, they can't accomplish a thing for the next two years. And, between now and January, "he" still has his pen and a majority in the Senate with which to wreak havoc. Then, as I said yesterday, all hell breaks loose during the next 2 years (because all the delayed crap starts to stink) and the media blames the GOP majority in the House and Senate, and the GOP gets trounced in 2016 ... 'cause that's a presidential election year and the left can get their base to the polls then, fried chicken or no (walking dead included)

Geoff King said...

It is good to see that, despite all their fraud and race baiting, the Dems were soundly defeated. It remains to be seen, however, if the Reps will really do any better. Until 3rd party candidates are at least allowed in the debates, it will most likely just be business as usual in DC. As Ron Paul said: the true winner of this election is the status quo:

TrickyRicky said...

It's a start. Potentially a great start. As Ken Buck, who won Colorado's 4th congressional district handily said last night, the GOP has been given a two year contract to do something, and they had better do something, stand for something, and clearly differentiate themselves from the Dem/Socialist nightmare that was repudiated yesterday. I was paraphrasing there, BTW.

Grafton Cheddar said...

Obama The Thin-Skinned will be ever more dangerous for the next two years.

Chip Head said...

Our favorite take on the election results; more Americans showed some common sense than two years ago. Maybe there is hope (n’ change).

Mac & Wally

Colby Muenster said...

I think the voters just sent O'Liar and Greid a message. The next two monts are going to be... be... searching for the right word... lively? Interesting? Effed up? The months after that, Lord only knows. I'd like to think the House and Senate combined will start putting some serious heat on O'Liar, but I'll believe that when I see it.

Fred Ciampi said...

How wonderfully ironic that today is Guy Fawkes Day...

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

Judi King said...

PSS: Is this the same FLOTUS who forced disgusting school lunches on little children who don't want them, don't like them and won't eat them and now is advocating FRIED chicken? Seems a trifle hypocritical to me.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@It's No Gouda- You're right. The need to motivate and hold accountable our representatives only begins on election day.

@REM1875- Ouch, but funny and accurate (at least in the eyes of the old guard GOP).

@Grumpy Curmudgeon- And Yes We Did!

@FlyBoy- The GOP's past sins are certainly a huge part of the mess we're currently in. Still, I'll take even a sliver of hope that the party may start shifting (willingly or unwillingly) to the Right.

@Judi King- I think you had the right idea just turning the TV on after the screaming was over to see the final results. I watched the whole thing in real time, which was pretty stressful. Except when I occasionally looked in at MSNBC for comic relief. Trust me, they're all Bozos on that bus.

@Chuck Baker- To defeat the president's veto, the GOP is going to have to offer up some legislation so popular that Barry will either have to pass it or pay a political price for his veto. Or at least, that's the fantasy I'm allowing myself for the rest of the day.

As for the smell of rot growing over the next two years, you're absolutely right. The question will be who loses the blame game.

@Geoff King- Like you and others here, I'm unconvinced that these election results will really change that status quo much. On the other hand, hearing the wails and lamentations of liberals today gives me hope.

@TrickyRicky- Paraphrase away. Buck's statement is exactly right.

@Grafton Cheddar- They're particularly dangerous when wounded.

@Chip Head- I think the sneering ivory tower types would characterize the election results as "commoner's sense."

@Colby Muenster- The next two months are going to be interesting and no doubt volatile. I think Barry and his Walking Dems are going to try to exact revenge on our nation.

John the Econ said...

Well, I have to hand it to both sides; this was possibly the most content-free election ever. (Even more so than the last) The Democrats had less-than-nothing to offer, being limited in options to either distancing themselves from Obama as best they could, to pretending that the reality of the last 8 years of Democrat control never happened. Outside of the beltway (where due to government expansion unemployment is under 5%) real people everywhere else continue to be unemployed, uninsured, paying more for insurance, working more for less, just treading water, or some combination of. As I've said here many times, there's absolutely no amount of marketing that can overcome that dismal a reality for that many people.

Meanwhile, the Republicans contributed absolutely nothing to the mix, beyond proclaiming their opposition to Obama. That message only worked in the sense that the Democrats had nothing more to offer either. But beyond that, there's little mandate. The economy is moribund. Repealing ObamaCare is pointless since the collateral damage is already done and we can't go back. Desperately needed "tax reform" won't happen. Obama still has his famous "phone and pen", and will never sign anything that would actually empower business or individuals at the expense of the state.

So I really don't expect much to happen. As @REM1875 and @FlyBoy pointed out above, the establishment GOP will thank the Tea Party for showing up yesterday and then summarily send us home for the next 2 years, just like the Democrats do to the Blacks after the friend chicken has been consumed.

And to @Geoff King, as has been happening since 2008, the "race baiting" will continue to become less and less effective for the Democrats. "African Americans" represent a shrinking minority in America now, being overtaken by Hispanics. And contrary to the popular narrative, Hispanics are largely more conservative as a demographic, especially on social issues.

As for the first lady, she's one crass act. Just another fine example of who it is who really wants to keep the downtrodden on the plantation.

Proof said...

Michelle was appealing to the typical Democrat voter...and potted plants. (But, I repeat myself!)

Daddy Dave said...

I'd say this calls for a fried chicken lunch today! And so as not to appear racist, I'll take a mix of dark and white meat please ...

Mike Porter said...

Color me pessimistic, but when I hear the term 'shellacking' in reference to liberal midterm defeats, I envision most if not all of those progressive nazi scum dead or in prison. Oh well. Christmas is just around the corner. Dear Santa... And speaking of pessimism, allow me to reiterate a little poem (stop me if you've heard this before):

Glass half full?

Alas, the optimist and the pessimist, the truth is rather droll. While the optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole. A cutesy little piece of prose from a grade school reading book. And a universally accepted truth, held without a second look. Now consider the realist, who lives outside that dream - he knows that things are in fact not always what they seem. As nature tells the biggest lies to fool a watchful prey, the realist knows to question all - to not is naiveté'. To eat a fecal doughnut would be an act remiss, yet worse to try to wash it down with half a glass of piss. As scheming politicians view constituents as grist, the glass half empty kind of guy would be the optimist.

Bruce Bleu said...

WELL, that kind of makes it official... AGAIN, WE PROVE TO BE A RACIST NATION! If I were in charge I'd make sure that it was a FELONY for a leprechaun to "dance a jig", promise Miss America must have "steatopygia", and black voters who "vote correctly" would have WATERMELON & "40's" when they left the voting booth!
Yes, what is the world coming to when you can't even rely on Jerry Garcia's band to skew the vote to elect worthless bastards to office.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Fred Ciampi- Thank you for the Fawkes News update (grin).

@Judi King- In fairness, the interviewer sort of set things up by asking Michelle if as part of the "Souls to the Polls" initiative, voters could enjoy soul food afterwards. So Michelle was giving them permission for a little treat if they performed their trick like trained animals.

@John the Econ- You're right that this campaign seemed to boil down to the GOP saying "We're not Obama!" and the Dems saying (less credibly) "Neither are we." Not exactly inspiring sentiments.

And the very real damage to our country and economy remains unchanged and, as you point out, a still-progressing juggernaut.

I do hope we'll see less race-baiting in the future, but I wouldn't bet on it. Michelle and her friends on the Left have no problems keeping many black Americans enslaved as long as they are ruled by a "good massa."

@Proof- It's sad when America's first lady essentially says "Don't think, just vote!"

@Daddy Dave- Say, a fried chicken lunch is sounding pretty good today!

Colby Muenster said...

Chewbacca was giving us permission to eat some fried chicken. Just this once, though. Then it's back to Maine lobster and Wagu beef for her, and lawn weeds for us.

Regarding the new Republican Senate and House, I know they will NEVER get the king to sign one damn piece of legislation, but I take delight in the possibility of the 300+ bills current setting on Reids desk will find their way to the king's desk. And if we're lucky, some Senators will grow a set and start challenging the king's proclamations.

REM1875 said...

Kinda curious about how fried chicken sales are doing today?

CenTexTim said...

@ No Gouda - it's never too early for 'coffee'...

@Stilton - "giving our nation more cause for real hope and change than we've seen in a very long time."

I hope you're right, but I have my doubts. Replacing dems with repubs is like replacing the driver of a bus careening downhill out of control. The new driver might be slow the bus down, but he probably won't turn it around and get it headed uphill again.

Still, I feel better about our country today than I did yesterday. I hope that feeling lasts.

Froaderick Barbarossa said...

Yup, she said it. They can't call you a racist for this one. She said it. It's on tape. Amazing.

OK so who wants to put any money down as to how soon the GOP rolls over for Obama? I voted for them but they are a spineless bunch of fools. I say that now - I will deny it the next election. I am learning from the "progressives".

But it is high time for the GOP to start kicking some serious ASS!

Grumpy _Curmudgeon said...

I too stayed up too late watching the returns, my wife complained that she never heard me cheer as loud, except when Tony Romo got sacked. Now is the time for the R's not to be stupid - put the obstruction on the veto desk and roll towards 2016....on a side note:

The Cherry On Top - Sandra Fluke Loses Her CA State Senate Seat

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Readers- Although few of us are doing cartwheels today, we really DO need to feel good about the very real significance of yesterday's elections.

Yes, Obama will continue to be an anti-American pain in the rear with "a phone and a pen." But look at the number of GOP governors there will be, and all of the down ballot positions which likely came from people voting a straight ticket.

Government on the state level has a huge impact on people, and is the laboratory in which ideas can be tested before getting a national tryout. And the fact that people wanted Republicans (or, as I prefer to think of them, non-Democrats) at the state level (even Illinois!) may well be indicative of a welcome mood shift in the country.

And let's not forget how this election will have a huge impact on Barry's ability to put lifelong liberal judges in office, choose Supreme Court members, or completely ignore budget restraints.

We've been burned by having hope before - but I think there is cause today to have hope again. Let's enjoy it!

@Colby Muenster- I want Barry's desk to be stacked so high with unsigned bills that he can't even be seen.

@REM1875- I'm guessing that Michelle is trying to invoke martial law to close down fried chicken joints today in order to punish the rabble who failed her.

@CenTexTim- Per my comments above, what the Hell - let's feel hopeful today and see how that works for us!

@Froaderick Barbarossa- Ass kicking sounds good. Let's demand it!

Jefferson Selvy said...

Did I read right and Illinois got a freaking Republican governor? How in the blue blazes did that happen?

Jim Hlavac said...

So, it's happiness and enthusiasm tempered with dread and foreboding. Perhaps they can't get repeals of laws signed by Obama, but they can certainly vote a budget and stick to it. And they can still hope for activist judges to overthrow ObamaCare too.

Surely setting a tone of trimming down the size of the thing would be good. Though I have the feeling they're just going to pretend to be better managers. I'm sure there's plenty good they can do -- and plenty they can screw up or just not deal with.

But if they go with Ted Cruz's crazy idea of a constitutional amendment against gay Americans they're going to blow it all. I'd rather they didn't. And stick to real issues.

John the Econ said...

Sandra the-middle-aged-woman-who-thinks-it's-our-job-to-pay-for-her-recreational-sex Fluke couldn't even get elected in California? You mean there's still some measurable threshold for sanity there? That does make me giggle. Too bad though, I honestly was looking forward to mocking her every word as a "public figure". You know what would make a good reality TV show? One where Sandra Fluke had to get an actual job that was not subsidized or political patronage, but where she actually had to add value to an actual employer's operation. Betcha she can't do it.

I didn't watch too much as I was working, but I also enjoyed watching the MSM types in denial all evening as the reality began to sink it. I was amused by all the "too close to call" races where the GOP had trounced the Democrat by over 15%. Guess they were still hoping the dead hadn't voted yet.

Obama is going to have a presser in a few hours. Will be interesting to see what he says, and if he can say any of it without a scowl. I'm wondering if he'll be able to resist saying something like "I guess you all won't be getting a raise now" That's what you get for voting incorrectly.

@Stilton, for decades I've argued that all Federal programs be "lab tested" in Washington DC, which has the worst schools and high crime before any program be unleashed upon the rest of the nation.

Harry said...

Does this mean we can now look forward to Barry "Barack Obama" Soetoro being impeached not to mention removing Eric Holder so that the DOJ will once again serve its intended purpose?

Colby Muenster said...

And nearly 59% of voters in North Carolina's 2nd district showed their brains by shutting the door in Clay Aiken's face. Aiken was quoted as saying, "Damn! Second place, AGAIN?!"

I'm with Stilton. Yes, there is still RINO rule in DC, but this was an awesome start. We keep pushing and the Republican party will eiter change back to it's roots, or they will join the Whigs. Methinks conservatives and Libertarians are fed up enough to force it, IF we stay engaged.

Now to go enjoy lunch. And yes, it IS fried chicken, Michelle!

Shelly said...

I've read these elsewhere so I can't claim originality but they still bear repeating: (1) Maybe Obama needs a President Czar (although one could say Valerie Jarrett fills this role)and (2)He's going to need a pacifier to go with his pen and phone.

Geoff King said...

In order to impeach Øtraitor, the Senate requires a two-thirds majority. Since Republicans did not gain that much control, it will never happen.

SC said...

Wow, I didn't see that 'R' wave coming! I'm always afraid to be too hopeful at election time. It must be that more people just weren't buying the D's lies anymore about the economy, jobs, etc. Worried about the botched foreign policy issues. Gosh, the list goes on & on.

In Illinois, I think Rauner won for Gov. because he is really focused on improving education. As a businessman he has already been actively doing his part for charter schools. He had Pastors and other prominent blacks the south-side of Chgo. openly supporting him. Not to mention that he poured millions of his own money into the campaign.

We are still stuck with Dick Durbin, he's been there over 30 years. I really want term limits.

Again, afraid to be too hopeful, but, I am optimistic that the R's are going to roll up their sleeves and get to work doing what the people that elected them to do. We'll see.

PRY said...

Congrats, USA..good job, folks!

There is bound to be some unbelievable shenanigans by the Obamanible One since last night in his mind, all he has left is his 'executive priveleges', which I expect he will be throwing out like darts, just daring anyone in Congress to try and do something about it. He will completely wear out the race card, in my opinion, because I don't feel he even cares what ANYBODY thinks at this point...and never did!

The golfing and vacationing will be enjoyed to the utmost, as he makes his plans for after he leaves office. He is young, arrogant and self-absorbed enough to create some sort of condition that will benefit his agenda, which will continue even IF he decides to leave office when his term is up! Be ready for the truly weird with this squirrel!

Dogs bark cause they are dogs, Obama lies because he is who he is.

Popular Front said...

'Fried chicken' references and jokes are all over the web this morning - hilarious! I wonder if she would have said 'fajitas' if she was Hispanic?
All jokes aside, the GOP now has a clear two years to lay out the reform/repair agenda and get on with it. They have an obvious mandate and all the lefty whiners in America cannot alter that fact.

Judi King said...

There's a Magnum PI marathon going on so I have to watch that instead of the "dic's" "speech", but I keep switching to it during the commercials and all I'm hearing is a bunch of ahhs and umms between a load of BS.

Geoff King said...

More from Ron Paul, a man who has always had my respect:

John the Econ said...

His presser was the same old BS. More pandering to the "middle class" to which he's been so destructive. But at least he admits to his "naive belief" that his policies actually help people.

He takes credit for creating millions of minimum-wage jobs, a oil boom he actually fights, a record stock market that helps few out of the upper class, and low interest rates that punish everyone else. Gimme more please!

Then he stumps for the minimum wage. Will the GOP fall for it?

Democrats constantly lament that we need a higher minimum wage to help "families" get ahead. I have yet to hear a Republican with the balls to reply like this:

This administration celebrates the creation of minimum wage jobs, and then demands everyone get a raise so their not minimum wage anymore. What we don't need is a higher "minimum wage". What we don't need are people trying to raise families on minimum-wage jobs. What we need is a robust economy where employers compete for employees instead of the other way around. That will never happen as long as we beat down employers as the enemy of the republic, and continue to flood the labor marketplace with cheap labor unenforced borders.

Is that so hard or controversial to say and understand? I guess so.

Or is it that the "conservatives" in Washington or running for office don't understand this either?

Judi King said...

All I hear between the ahhs and umms is him setting up the Republicans for not getting anything done. I believe that is his intention for the next two years while protesting that he's trying to do the best thing for the "American people" and pretending to commiserate with our pain and suffering. Total BS!

Anonymous said...

Jefferson Selvy said...

Did I read right and Illinois got a freaking Republican governor? How in the blue blazes did that happen?


Because even many Dems realized our state was circling the drain. And the so-cons didn't go all "I'll stay home." And some black pastors showed a spine and said "don't be taken for granted." BTW this guy is getting advice from Walker of Wisconsin and Daniels of Indiana. There may be hope.

--A Chicagoan

JustaJeepGuy said...

A friend told me he read or heard something Barack Hussein said that went something like: "If Demo_Rats don't control the Senate, there's no use being the president". Or words to that effect. My immediate response was "Maybe this means he'll resign!"

No, I don't expect it, but I can HOPE!

I really like fried chicken too, Michelle! However, I doubt you're eating that. More likely, you're having a chef flown in from France for some chicken cordon bleu. On the taxpayers' dime, of course.

David in SoCal said...

@All: My happy feet won't stop dancing as a result of the mid-terms, but my puckered butt(as a result of Barry's immaculation X2), tells me to be on the defensive. I agree; America did NOT vote for the Republicans, but we voted against Obama's failed policies and mandates. So, what'll we do if the R's don't live up to their expectations by 2016? Do we now hold their 'feet to the fire', or just light a fire under their ass?
@Grafton Cheddar: I concur, that Ovindictive will dump a 55 gallon of Whoop-Ass on us with great pleasure as a result of this election. Reminds me of a Lewis Carroll poem: "Obama took his vorpal pen in hand.... One,two! One,two! His vorpal pen went snicker-snack!....And the Jaberwookie smiled and ate fried chicken, while the rest of America suffered and wept."
I am smiling, though cautiously optimistic.
@Judi(Queen of)Kings: You forgot to add "tooth whistles" and "Aaaaaaaands" to Ostumbleswithoutateleprompter's presser.(!)XO

David in SoCal said...

Ooops, sorry; 2 b's in 'Jabberwookie'. Actually, maybe it's just one BIG 'B'.

Chuck Baker said...

@ Stilton - Troll Question: how much have you had to reject/delete from the troll community since the election? I'm guessing not much since they generally tend to sulk when defeated (and lose interest quickly when they can't get the hateful ignorance published, anyway), but who knows ... maybe the HnC trolls have more fire in them?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Readers- Great and insightful comments, as always.

@Chuck Baker- Unsurprisingly, since changing to an "all comments get moderated" format, I've only had to nuke one message from our troll, after which he/she/it gave up. I guess the burden of expressing an opinion without name-calling or obscenities was too difficult or too unsatisfying.

That being said, I'm keeping the changed policy in place. It's more work, and I don't like the fact that it delays the publication of comments somewhat, but it's worth it to keep this forum civil.

Anonymous said...

At least she didn't say the chicken should be followed by pounding down a couple of "Colt 45s"

Bruce Bleu said...

Anonymous Chicagoan...
You seemed incredulous about how a Republican could have become Governor of Illinois. Isn't it because all the democrap politicians are making Illinois license plates?

Colby Muenster said...

I just read the NAACP's response to the elections. Loads of blathering about voter suppression. Not one effing mention of two black people making history. Tim Scott is the first black person elected to the Senate from a Southern state since the reconstruction. Mia Love is the first Republican black woman elected to Congress. Yet, the NAACP is still pissing and moaning about whitey suppressing black voters.

I guess they have to justify their existence somehow, but damn! In my opinion, their name is outdated. It should be changed to NAADP (the National Association for the Advancement of Democrats and Progressives).

Colby Muenster said...

I hate it that you have to waste valuable time filtering out the trolls and moonbats (but it is greatly appreciated!).

However, not that the election is over, I suspect most of them are way to busy pouting and getting stoned to bother trying to hijack conservative blogs. If we all promise to behave and ignore trolls, I think you can turn off the approval thing-a-ma-jig for a while. What say, all you regular Hope'n'Changers; can we make a pact to ignore the Ted Brists of the world? I'm just as guilty as anyone, but I'll take the pledge.

Skeptical Voter said...

Ah Mooch, I don't need your permission to have a Georgia 7 course dinner (A moon pie and a 6 pack of RC Cola) or fried chicken for that matter.

Anonymous said...

Bruce Bleu said...

Anonymous Chicagoan...
You seemed incredulous about how a Republican could have become Governor of Illinois. Isn't it because all the democrap politicians are making Illinois license plates?


No, I wasn't the incredulous one. I was the one explaining how it could happen. But as for incarceration, we had a GOP governor recently released from the slammer. That's the caliber of candidate the process usually spits out. A good reason to try a 1%er for a change...they already have plenty and really just want to make a difference.

--A Chicagoan (double cheese please)

Ogrrre said...

Maybe the outcome would have been different if she had okayed chitterlings and watermelon?

Dr. Roger Harris said...

Lynch looks more like the FORMERLY-FAT, WRONG-REVEREND Al Sharpton than our BAT-CRAP CRAZY THIEF-in-CHIEF!

Gerwood T. Dingleberry