During the past few months we have slowly been working our way to writing several “painful discussion” articles focused on the census data which have been released today. Just about everyone wants to avoid the implications of what the census data tell us.
Chief liar or fool, take your pick, Robert Gibbs:
“President Barack Obama’s spokesman says he doesn’t expect the results of the new census to have a “huge practical impact” on national politics.”
Gibbs is either a liar or a fool because the census, a count of the population taken every decade, will not only describe the demographic face of the United States it will also be used to reapportion seats to the House of Representatives. But it is more than that.
The census will determine the practical day-to-day tactics and long-term strategies of political parties, political organizations, Big Media and just about every business that hopes to succeed or at least survive.
So the census put a nail into the sinking coffin that was Give-the-nomination-to-Barack-and-the-demographics-change-for-a-generation/century.
The lies they told to steal the nomination from Hillary. And I think that's really what hurts Barack the most.
I think America -- whether you were for her (I was) or against her in 2008 -- gets that she won the most votes and the nomination was stolen from her. They get that. And they see her as Secretary of State focusing on that role. And they see her doing it with maturity and humility. And then they look at the guy who stole the nomination and they see him doing a bad job and they see him whining and they see him griping and they get that he never owns his mistakes.
And it just drives home that Barack is a loser and America was robbed.
I think Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, et al screwed the party over good when they stole the nomination from Hillary and gave it to the unqualified Barack. I hope Hillary announces shortly that she's stepping down as Secretary of State.
Not to run for president. If she were to announce that, she'd have my support. But I know how much hatred would be spewed at her if she tried to run for the nomination and I wouldn't wish that on her. (But, again, she runs in 2012, I'm supporting her.)
But I think she's demonstrated as much as she can in this role and would love to see her do foundation stuff and travel and just be a goodwill ambassador for the country as a private/public citizen.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"