……. I think.
The other day I criticized Tim Pawlenty and his wingnuttery as pathetic and weak surmising that he was so far down in the polls that it was time to start making shit up:
Welcome to the Modern GOP, son. If you can't bring the wingnuttery, the base won't want anything to do with you. My advice: Dust off the Obamneycare line and start taking shots at Willard and the death of Freedom. Why not call Mitt Romney the Father of Death Panels? Give them red meat.
Being from Minnesota, he could start talking about Border Control and the Canadian Menace. There could be terrorist training camps up there or worse, United Nations Military Bases. Make some shit up, it doesn't matter what - but just do it fast.
Apparently, the former mayor of Saskatoon reads my blog because he decided to make some shit up:
"When President Bush left office there was a $500 billion deficit. Now it's about $1.5 trillion under President Obama's watch. He tripled the deficit of this country. He looked the American people in the eye in March of 2009 after he knew full well about the wars, after he knew full well about the economic collapse, after he knew full well about the Medicare Part D prescription drug expansion, and he looked the American people in the eye and said, 'I will reduce the deficit in half in my first term,' and then he...tripled it.
That's one of his many broken promises, one of his many false statements. And he needs to be held accountable for it."
Actually, Obama inherited the last Bush Budget which ended up at $1.8 Trillion. You see a new President’s budget does not start on the first day he takes office. The Government’s fiscal year ends September 30th. The President’s first budget starts then at the earliest. Here is how Politifact described it:
According to projections in the Obama administration's proposed budget , released at the end of February, the yearly deficit would go from $1.75 trillion in 2009 to $533 billion in 2013 and $570 billion in 2014. So obviously, by the administration's estimation, the deficit would be cut well more than half whether you measure it until the end of Obama's first term (four years), or five years out.
The Congressional Budget Office projections — released a month later — were not as optimistic. The CBO, a nonpartisan arm of Congress, projected the 2009 deficit at $1.8 trillion, and forecast it would taper down to $672 billion in 2013, then to $749 billion in 2014. Still, even those numbers support Obama's assertion that he'd halve the deficit.
I know that wingers are very concerned about the deficit and the national debt…….when a democrat is president. Other than that, they really don’t care about it. It is tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires that they care about.
I look at this statement by Pawlenty as “Grade C” winguttery, because you can easily prove that it is wrong. To get back in the game he needs an “A Game,” i.e., he needs to cook something up that is hard to prove or disprove.
Think Sarah Palin’s Death Panels traveling in black helicopters at midnight, something like this would be good. Or how about imaginary lines of Canadians waiting to pour over the Minnesota border to receive free Obama Care, why not try something like that? Tea Party Visionary Dan Maes used a UN plot to take over Denver to win the GOP nomination for Governor in Colorado. Sure he only got 11% of the vote in the general election, but he won the party nomination.
The point is that he needs to stop being such a wimp and step up his game.