MP 1: We had better yield a point or two rather than go to war with the Americans
Mp 2: Yes, nothing but hard knocks there
Conversation in Parliament 1830′ per Fletcher Pratt Preble’s Boys 1950
John Henry Thomas:They’ve got you outnumbered, lets start with that.
Col Langdon: Being outnumbered is a fact of life we’ve gotten used to.
The Undefeated 1969
One of my first memories of school was my big brother’s memorable fight at St. Anthony’s.
I was in Kindergarten & my big brother was in 8th grade, My brother had enough of a bully and resolved to fight him. It was 1968 a different time where fighting was more accepted in culture, nevertheless he was told he was going to be a losing proposition the other guys was bigger and stronger & had more friends to back him up. He fought him anyway.
The result was as predicted, my brother took a beating like few people endured any objective observer would have said he lost…
…until they looked at the bully who was beaten pretty bad, not as bad as my brother but worse than he’d ever been beaten before.
They both got in big trouble, the nuns didn’t put up with this stuff, but in the end neither that guy or his friends ever bothered my big brother again.
And that brings us to the shutdown & the 37% solution.
The media has noted that the polls show the Republicans are blamed more than the Dems for the shutdown, in fact even Ted Cruz’s own polling shows that is true.
However the same polls are showing Barack Obama at 37% approval, Show that while the GOP is getting more blame the President’s numbers are taking a big hit and the democrats in congress are not doing well either:
In another edition of the polls the media won’t cover, between September 29 and October 6, Democrats have lost a four point lead in Rasmussen’s generic ballot that asks voters if they would vote for a Democrat or Republican in the upcoming midterm elections. That poll is now tied at 40% – 40%. At the end of last month, Democrats led 42% – 38%.
Yet the media won’t touch it as Rush Limbaugh illustrated yesterday:
Wolf Blitzer on March 13th, 2006, when Bush’s approval number hit 36%. Today Barack Obama’s approve number’s at 37%, and they are not talking about it. The AP story in which that poll result is announced has the following headline: “Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown.” They have a poll that shows that 71% of the American people are blaming the Republicans for the shutdown. In the same poll, 50% are blaming the Democrats for something, but the media says, “Look, 20% spread, boy, the Republicans are really taking it on the chin for the government shutdown.” But the poll does not say people are upset with the shutdown.
But that’s not the point. The point is, once again, there is no media, there is no news. This is the Democrat Party with activists disguised as journalists. Thirty-seven percent approval for The Messiah, “Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!” And it’s not some outlier poll. You have to read over halfway down into that story to learn that. I haven’t seen it anywhere else. It’s been on AP, but have you seen anybody else pick that up? It’s just classic.
Think about this for a second. The president is at 37% the Democrats 50% and that’s with the newspapers and the media solidly behind them for weeks and months blaming the GOP.
What will Democrat numbers look like in a week, a month?
The GOP is used to this treatment and can handle it, the question becomes how much longer can Democrats handle it? How much longer before they run out of the GOP core voters to beat up on in the shutdown and have to defund causes the left care about?
How low can they go? If the GOP can hold it’s nerve we’ll find out but when it gets too low for them to bear watch a deal be made and watch the media pivot celebrating Barack Obama’s willingness to compromise for the good of the county.
Should be interesting.
Thursday comes and I’m a full $261 shy of my paycheck.
It will take 13 tip jar hitters to kick in $20 to change that.
I suggest that $261 is a good investment to keep the fight going. If you agree please consider hitting DaTipJar below.