obama fail

Once upon a time, the New York Times was known as the “Paper of Record.”

Now, it’s known as the newspaper best used as birdcage lining.

Or for wrapping fish.

Today’s NYT Editorial: Negativity Wins the Senate

Republicans would like the country to believe that they took control of the Senate on Tuesday by advocating a strong, appealing agenda of job creation, tax reform and spending cuts. But, in reality, they did nothing of the sort.

Even the voters who supported Republican candidates would have a hard time explaining what their choices are going to do. That’s because virtually every Republican candidate campaigned on only one thing: what they called the failure of President Obama. In speech after speech, ad after ad, they relentlessly linked their Democratic opponent to the president and vowed that they would put an end to everything they say the public hates about his administration. On Tuesday morning, the Republican National Committee released a series of get-out-the-vote images showing Mr. Obama andDemocratic Senate candidates next to this message: “If you’re not a voter, you can’t stop Obama.”

….Campaigning on pure negativity isn’t surprising for a party that has governed that way since Mr. Obama was first sworn in. By creating an environment where every initiative is opposed and nothing gets done, Republicans helped engineer the president’s image as weak and ineffectual….

And more, from today’s NYT:

Thomas L. Friedman: The World Is Fast

We’ve just had a nonsense midterm election. Never has more money been spent to think so little about a future so in flux. What would we have discussed if we’d had a serious election? How about the biggest challenge we’re facing today: The resilience of our workers, environment and institutions….

Well, Peggy Noonan, bless her heart, wants us to be gracious in victory.

So, Peggy, this tweet’s for you:


Byron York: Washington Examiner — Voters’ verdict explodes Democratic myths

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  1. Maynard says:

    You can also use the NYT to wipe the sludge off your shoes when you enter a building. That’s why they say, “These are the Times that dry men’s soles.”

  2. Maynard says:

    Also, Tammy, your line is not “I’m Elizabeth Taylor”, it’s “I am Marie of Roumania”.

  3. Alain41 says:

    Ah, memory. Remembering the 14 campaign staples of; war on women, calling someone a whore, running ads with lynching and Jim Crow motifs, taking away contraception fantasy scaremongering… Yep, 14 was a negativepalooza. And it lost the Senate.

  4. Chuck says:

    Last night was a great night because Hillary won!.

  5. idaho_karen says:

    I broke my usual rule of never watching 0bama. I did today (or most of it) and it sure looked and sounded like he was going into his Mr. Rogers act. However a couple times his mask slipped and he sounded belligerant as usual when discussing relationships with the new congress. Should be an interesting couple of years; watch out for sabotage and revenge from both he and ValJ. Definitely on their docket.

    • Los2000 says:

      I don’t know Karen, he sounded more like a petulant child who was getting all huffy because someone broke his favorite toy. He kind of reminded me of Trelane on that Star Trek episode, The Squire Of Gothos.

  6. deaves1 says:

    I wish I could have been a fly on the wall in the White House last night. Would have been very entertaining.

    • Shifra says:

      Deaves1, here is how the conversation went:

      Valerie Jarrett: “Look, Barack, half the country is racist. The other half? A bunch of morons. This has nothing to do with you.”

  7. Alain41 says:

    Didn’t Friedman say that he wished our political system was more like China’s? Obama too? I bet.

  8. strider says:

    Their swamp is drying up. No wonder global warming has them nervous.

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