It's come to this: After being told that the reason for the impending mid-term ass-kicking was because the Democrats did not advertise their "accomplishments" adequately and that we, the electorate, were not sufficiently appreciative, the senior Senator from the Bay State offers up one last gasp: America has gone bat-crap crazy.
“It’s absurd. We’ve lost our minds,” Kerry said. “We’re in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don’t weigh in. It’s all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics.”
Well, not completely nothing, Senator.
There are a few things we do know: We know that unemployment is at 9.6% after being promised it would not rise above 8% if we passed $800 billion worth of porkulus. We know that health insurance premiums are going up instead of down with the advent of ObamaCare after being promised that ObamaCare would bend the health care cost curve downward. And we know that the passage of ObamaCare was done in a horrendously partisan, crass, shameful and corrupt manner that was the very antithesis of HopenChange.
We know that Fannie and Freddie are still holding a mountain of toxic assets and that we will continue to pour tens of billions of tax-payer dollars into these black holes with no hope of unwinding the poisons in the greater housing market. Indeed, we know that there are no incentives in place to prevent yet another housing bubble in the near future.
We know that Keynesian economics does not work. After reading about it in books, we saw first-hand how demand-side gimmickry like Cash for Clunkers was merely a $3 billion exercise in bumping the demand curve to the left with the inevitable flattening out of that curve after the program ended resulting in zero net sales.
We also know that the government/General Motors lied about how GM was paying down its TARP loan.
We know that the administration's team of economic advisers are making like rats leaving a sinking ship such was their collective "success" in handling the economy. They will repair to universities to spread their lunacies to impressionable 20 yr. olds or to Wall St. boards to perpetuate our current system of crony capitalism.
We know that the President has alienated our friends abroad and has abased himself and our country in the face of those nations hostile to us.
We know that Congress has demonstrated cowardice by not addressing the budget or the impending expiration of the Bush tax cuts before the mid-terms.
We know we have a corrupt hack that is running the Department of Justice of which there is credible evidence that top-level DoJ political appointees worked to cover-up the malfeasance in the shuttering of a highly visible voter intimidation case.
We know we are piling up record deficits and debt with an administration that shows no inclination to reverse course.
And we know that we have a President and administration that are economic illiterates who are hostile to free-market principles to the degree they have introduced a regulatory regime that has stalled a recovery and has kept private capital on the sidelines as companies wait to see what broadsides they will be forced to absorb next.
For John Kerry, possessing the giant intellect that he does, this may not seem a comprehensive list of grievances confirming that we don't know much, so us simple folk out here in fly-over country will try to send a more complete message next Tuesday.