Conservative Blog Post – Reasons Democrats are Clinically Depressed
Even coming off a significant election sweep last November which enables the left to effectively ruin the country, Democrats are appearing a little unnerved at the prospect of enacting their cherished agenda. After working so hard to demonize all things conservative, Democrats are unsure how to actually implement their agenda. It seems that Democrats are really good at campaigning and complaining, but are a little short on ability to produce results.
Before getting to the Health Care debate, let us review some other agenda items that have hit some rough water:
Closing the Guantanamo detention facility was to be a celebrated milestone of the liberal left as that hated symbol of American Imperialism was to be closed. It then dawned on the administration that something would have to be done with the trained killers housed there. Voters didn’t want them in their neighborhoods, so the President shipped a few of them off to vacation paradise in Bermuda. Unemployed construction workers in Ohio then wanted to know when they could expect their government funded Bermuda vacation. What was supposed to be an early achievement morphed into a humiliating spectacle. The nation and the world laughed (except of course the British and residents of Bermuda).
Taking over major companies such as General Motors was supposed to be another crowning achievement. Even after the promise of full US government support, it is still unclear who in possession of his mental faculties, would purchase an automobile from a government-run company. It took a massive federal program to ‘buy off’ prospective consumers and coerce them into purchasing new automobiles. Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm proposed additional government tax incentives to compel buyers to purchase new automobiles. At least the Governor understands that the public won’t buy an Obamacar except under duress. “Cash for Clunkers” turned out to be popular but expensive. Consumers are always on the look out for benefits that they don’t have to pay for.
Ruining the American health care system has taken over the front pages for several weeks owing to an outpouring of emotion caused by people reading the proposed House bills. Even some Democrats (the ones that can add and subtract) are having second thoughts about enacting Obama’s single payer overhaul of medical insurance industry. After being chastised for not even reading the Stimulus bill before approving it, Democrats looked through the first few pages of this monstrosity and even they are depressed over the cost. When a Democrat gets depressed about spending other people’s money, the situation is horrible.
Democrats are indeed depressed and for anyone that has spent any amount of time with one, they understand that Democrats are also depressing to be around. Democrats very much enjoy spreading misery. At least they are good at something.
Confirming depression in Democrats is easy enough. Below are the warning signs of depression and examples of how Democrats exhibit these traits. What can be done about it? Well… unemployment in 2010 is a good start.
Becoming emotional or upset for no particular reason – Barney Frank is perhaps the single best example. When confronted by reporters about his complicity in the allowing Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to go bankrupt under his oversight, Frank melted down into a name calling tirade. When confronted by a constituent over his Health Care stance, the Congressman compared her to his dining room table. Like the child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Frank just denies that he has done anything wrong. He then rants about those that were out to get him. Usually a hug works wonders for people that get emotional for no reason. Use this with discretion.
Shortness of temper, or irritability – California’s Barbara Boxer insisted on being addressed as “Senator” a couple weeks ago when Brigadier General Michael Walsh used the military standard address of “Ma’am” in addressing Ms. Boxer. Irritability and childish corrections are another hallmark of depression – especially when they are pointless references to meaningless issues. But then again, without pointless references to meaningless issues the California Senatorial delegation would have nothing to say.
Feeling hopeless and helpless – The real reason Obama’s Hope and Change message was so effective last fall was that He made the leftist minions believe that Hope was on the way. Unfortunately, change requires actual work and Democrats are woefully unsuited for anything resembling hard work. As the ruling class, Democrats view work as something that lesser people do. The Guantanamo closure is a prime example. Democrats wanted it closed, declared that it should be done, but had no clue how to go about it other than sending a couple trained killers to Bermuda. (And boy are the Brits happy about that.)
Inability to control negative thoughts – As the health care debate continues to heat up, Democrats will remain hard pressed to point to how the program will work or how it will be paid for. Democrats are rarely questioned by the media on details of the plan and are already developing significant negative thoughts on the issue – especially when confronted by actual, unpaid voters at their town hall meetings. Try as they might, they can’t make the arithmetic or economics work differently and even CNN can’t make the effort seem logical. If CNN can’t cover for them, Democrats are exposed and vulnerable. When this reality invades the mind of a Democrat, he/she is quickly reduced to blaming others for failing to fix the problem they have no idea how to solve.
Inability to experience pleasure – In what should have been a remarkable celebration of their landslide victories in November, Democrats have squandered public support and are already trying to spin blame for all of America’s faults. Elections in 2010 have caused Congressional leftists to prepare a defense against charges of fiscal mismanagement. Unfortunately for them, a 9 trillion dollar deficit projection is just too big to dodge or blame on someone else. Perhaps the prospect of unemployment next year preoccupies Democrats up for re-election.
Increased isolation – Democrats from red states or red districts were originally hailed as proof that the GOP was headed for history’s trash heap. These Democrats, including the well-publicized ’Blue Dogs’ seem to like being employed though, and are trying to figure out a way to distance themselves from the northeastern liberal establishment that is spending the country into unbelievable debt. Now, these unfortunate political refugees cannot find sanctuary in either the GOP or liberal camps.
Missing deadlines or a drop in standards – The President wants quick action. The legion of lefties is pushing thard on the health care reform battlefield, but Democrats are dragging their feet - correctly fearing that passage of such a bill will hurt re-election chances. They missed Obama’s August deadline and now have to explain to their constituents why they are considering ruining the best health care system in the world in order to cover some folks who won’t buy insurance and a bunch of illegal aliens.
Change in personality – Changing one’s personality is actually a requirement for Democrat candidates. Positioning themselves as fiscal conservatives for the folks back home and then overrunning the country’s bank account once elected is standard procedure. Look for Democrats to begin their transformation early this next election cycle though, as additional problems such as unemployment and the outrageous deficit – not to mention health care – will focus public attention on how those in power have made the situation worse. And with no George W. Bush around, the finger of blame will point right back at the Democrats in Congress.