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In defeat, Dems & GOP do same thing: blame Republicans

When Republicans and Democrats lose elections, they do the same thing, albeit in a slightly different manner; they blame Republicans.  Shortly, after their loss of Congress in 2006, Republicans began engaging in a bit of introspection, introspection which was intensified when they suffered further setbacks in 2008, coupled with the loss of the White House.

Introspective, many Republicans asked what had they done wrong (AKA “blaming” Republicans).  This week, we learned (yet again) that Democrats were doing something quite similar, pointing to Republican actions which caused their defeat in the 2010 elections.  And former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi trotted out the standard villain from their catalogue of demonology:  George W. Bush.

The San Francisco Democrat showed just how in denial she is on the day she handed over the gavelto the new Speaker, Republican John Boehner, when she listed her accomplishments, without considering that perhaps it just might have been those “accomplishments” which cost her that gavel.

Fascinating how the party accused of lacking the capability to admit its errors is the party which engages in introspection and the party supposedly composed of such smart folk is the one that refuses to question the merits of its policies — or accept that its policies (rather than the failings and/or machinations of its adversaries) could prevent its election.  Or secure its defeat.



  1. Would that be the same George W Bush who hocked this country of ours to the Chinese as his invade and spend and cut taxes and spend policies drove us deeper in debt?

    John McCain pointed out the Bush II fiasco on 26 Sept 2008. He blamed the country’s dependency on our new Chinese masters on W’s “out of control spending.”

    So, feel free to keep trying to pin it on the Pelosi, but be aware that, outside your little echo chambre, it makes you look silly.

    Comment by Auntie Dogma — January 8, 2011 @ 9:19 am - January 8, 2011

  2. Um, Pro-Democratic Dogma, do you even read my posts or do you, upon, learning we have a new post up, ready your talking points and then just paste them in?

    Issue is one of attitude. Those Republican who, you claim, put us into hock, have examined their actions in office. Now, Democrats have put us further in hock and appear oblivious to the linkage between that spending and their defeat.

    As do you.

    As you appear oblivious to the arguments we make.

    And please note, I never pinned the blame entirely on Ms. Nancy. You might have known that had you read my posts. So, please feel free to keep commenting, be be aware than until your stop repeating the talking points from your echo chamber, you look just silly.

    Well, you do give me a reason to smile (and sometimes to laugh) when I catch your comments on our blog, wondering why you’re so obsessed with us.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — January 8, 2011 @ 9:24 am - January 8, 2011

  3. So, does George Soros pay Anti-Logic to spam every thread with left-wing talking points, or does he/she/it just have no life?

    Comment by V the K — January 8, 2011 @ 11:19 am - January 8, 2011

  4. The Republicans need to stop trashing themselves since the MSM & the Democrats will simply pile on the garbage with little regard for the truth.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — January 8, 2011 @ 11:26 am - January 8, 2011

  5. Problem is, Dogma, since Obama and Pelosi spent more than Bush ever did, your attempt to attack Bush for spending while promoting and supporting theirs just makes your hypocrisy obvious.

    Tell us, Dogma, does your intellectual and emotional inferiority come from your sexual orientation?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — January 8, 2011 @ 11:57 am - January 8, 2011

  6. What a good, concise, damning example of who the grown ups are.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 8, 2011 @ 12:22 pm - January 8, 2011

  7. to Auntie Dogma…

    Silly is how President Obama likes to boldly proclaim, “The buck stops here!” But, whenever his policies are criticized, he quickly forgets… and instead acts as if the buck stopped with President Bush.

    It’s because of this, once again the party line we are likely to be hearing coming out of Democratic camps from now until the 2012 elections is that Obama “inherited” the big federal budget deficits and that he has to “clean up the mess” left in the economy by the Republicans. This may convince those who want to be convinced, but it will not stand up under scrutiny this go around.

    The American people are more aware this election cycle. Many now understand no president can create either a budget deficit or a budget surplus. They’ve learned how all spending bills originate in the House of Representatives and all taxes are voted into law by Congress.

    Democrats controlled both houses of Congress before Obama became president. The deficit he inherited was created by the congressional Democrats, including Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., who did absolutely nothing to oppose the runaway spending. In fact, Senator Obama was one of the biggest of the big spenders.

    Oh by the way… The last time the federal government had a budget surplus, Bill Clinton was president, so it was called “the Clinton surplus.” But what Democrats and the Media neglect to tell us, is that the Republicans were in control of the House of Representatives then. For the first time in 40 years, I might add….. It was also the first budget surplus in more than a quarter of a century.

    Comment by Spartann — January 8, 2011 @ 12:25 pm - January 8, 2011

  8. Would that be the same George W Bush who hocked this country of ours to the Chinese as his invade and spend and cut taxes and spend policies drove us deeper in debt?

    Wrong as always Auntie Dogmatic.

    Yes, Bush increased spending for two wars, a new Department of Homeland Security that he OPPOSED, a prescription drug benefit that was a must for anyone who wanted to win the presidency in 2000, and cleaning up after the disastrous Democrat dereliction of duty by the Governor and Mayor over Katrina….

    BUT his spending had peaked, and according to the CBO he and the Republican congress were once again REDUCING the deficit, and were on track to once again eliminate the deficit, bringing the country into SURPLUS by 2010 — again, thats according to the nonpartisan CBO.

    That is UNTIL Democrats took control of both houses in 2007 and IMMEDIATELY tripled the deficit in their very first budget, which they withheld from president Bush so he could not veto it, and held it over in an unprecedented move, to the next year in January so Barack Obama could sign it.

    Then they QUADRUPLED that already record deficit in their second budget.

    And you bitch about spending?

    You have ZERO credibility.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 8, 2011 @ 12:32 pm - January 8, 2011

  9. this reveals the difference between the two parties. psychology defines these differences as being “inner-motivated” and “outer-motivated”

    Comment by The Griper — January 8, 2011 @ 12:44 pm - January 8, 2011

  10. Griper, people essentially become Democrats for some combination of three reasons:

    1. Tribal identification. (“I’m a minority, so I have to be a Democrat.”)
    2. Marketing and peer pressure. (“All of my friends say Republicans are racist and the mass media agrees.”)
    3. Pure greed. (Public employees and unionists)

    Very few people are stupid enough to believe Democrat policies are good for the nation.

    Comment by V the K — January 8, 2011 @ 12:53 pm - January 8, 2011

  11. #9: “this reveals the difference between the two parties. psychology defines these differences as being ‘inner-motivated’ and ‘outer-motivated'”

    Another difference between the parties is that Democrats are at all times either “overmedicated” or “undermedicated.”

    Comment by Sean A — January 8, 2011 @ 1:12 pm - January 8, 2011

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  13. More Democrats voted for Alvin Green in 2010 than voted for Harry Reid. Ponder that.

    Comment by V the K — January 8, 2011 @ 1:37 pm - January 8, 2011

  14. By the way, the gay and lesbian community is already screaming that Sarah Palin is responsible for today’s attack on Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

    Not that this in the least surprises anyone. It’s just another example of the Obama Party and its mentality.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — January 8, 2011 @ 4:47 pm - January 8, 2011

  15. v the k,
    each of your three reasons are examples of being outer motivated.

    Comment by The Griper — January 8, 2011 @ 4:49 pm - January 8, 2011

  16. Obviously, the cause of the shooting was Politicians who use hateful, violent rhetoric against their political opponents.

    (Or, it could be just a lone nut with severe psychological issues.)

    Comment by V the K — January 8, 2011 @ 7:54 pm - January 8, 2011

  17. Well, if Republicans did not nominate so many House and Senate candidates, Democrats would still control the House.

    In that manner, it was the Republicans’ fault.

    Comment by Michael Ejercito — January 8, 2011 @ 9:07 pm - January 8, 2011

  18. I posted over at Slate:

    But the President can talk of bringing a gun to a knife fight. One of Gov. Jindal’s staffers and her boyfriend are attacked. SIEU thugs shove seniors around, terrorize children, harass and assault private citizens. The DLC and the DCCC can put out graphics “targeting” Republicans and Bush districts. There were at least two occasions when nut jobs shot up Bush campaign headquarters, one here in Orlando. Not to mention multiple incidences where the left commit violence and blame the right. How much more violence, rhetoric and crap do we have to put up with from the LEFT?

    Why do liberals whine incessantly and totally ignore what they’re guilty of? Why do they get a free pass stirring up anger and hate after this, the Discovery Channel shooter and the Ft. Hood shooter? Not only are they liars, but they’re damnable liars and should be held to the SAME standards they demand.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 8, 2011 @ 9:26 pm - January 8, 2011

  19. …not to mention the hate the left foments among its various factions that boils over into horrible violence (think inner cities) or the Revrum Jackson wanting to cut off certain of Obama’s body parts.

    Why can’t the left, for once, simply see this for what it is (or appears to be): a shameful act by a wingnut who, hopefully, will be tried, convicted, and given a fine hanging ASAP… no insanity BS for this turd… the bastard murdered a nine-year old, for chrissakes.

    More importantly, the left should join with the rest of us wishing Rep. Giffords a successful recovery so she can resume her duties and hope that her friends and family can be comforted in what has to be the worst moments of their lives. The next few days for Giffords are critical – a patient with her injuries can go downhill with amazing speed.

    I don’t pray but I certainly hope the remaining survivors also recover fully and that the families and friends of the dead can, somehow, be comforted.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — January 8, 2011 @ 9:57 pm - January 8, 2011

  20. Indeed SoCal. The right was calling for prayers. The lift was wildly pointing fingers. The KOSholes were busy purging.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 8, 2011 @ 10:39 pm - January 8, 2011

  21. And now the Courage Campaign and website Box Turtle Bulletin, as stated by their blogger Rob Tisinai, are claiming that Sarah Palin is responsible for the attack on Gabrielle Giffords.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — January 8, 2011 @ 11:06 pm - January 8, 2011

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  23. So, Sarah Palin is powerful enough to convince an anarchist to go on a shooting rampage using only a Facebook page, but she uses this awesome power to take out a moderate Democrat congresswoman?

    Comment by V the K — January 9, 2011 @ 6:00 am - January 9, 2011

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