The Patriot Post® · Schadenfreude Temporary Shelf Life

By Albert Maslar ·
https://patriotpost.us/commentary/21789-schadenfreude-temporary-shelf-life-2013-11-20



I previously submitted the following two paragraphs that essentially said, “We Conservatives were winning, Enjoy the carnage.” Further comments follow after the next two paragraphs.

Stupid is as stupid does applies to all federal politicians as now Democrats suddenly accept the previously denied premise of the GOP that wanted a one-year delay of the ObamaCare mandate for individuals and small business compliance because it was not ready for prime-time. Obama previously and unconstitutionally gave a one-year delay to big business, so it was senseless not to extend that delay to all citizens. Democrats are coming around to the demonized GOP point that caused the recent partial shutdown of government.

Now Dems and Obama want compromise they previously rejected. Dems want GOP cooperation to accomplish this, but the answer in a hermetically-sealed jar, as divined by Johnny Carson playing Carnac the Magnificent on The Tonight Show is: “Let them stew in their own juice.” Put into politically incorrect language, “Let Dems choke on their own vomit.” When enemies are self-destructing, get out of the way, but that will not happen, as the GOP is Stupid is as stupid does. GOP must realize they won, and stop useless fighting. Stand by and enjoy the carnage.



Further Comments: FIRST: a little Schadenfreude, satisfaction and pleasure felt at another’s misfortune, is certainly long in coming, but keeping in mind that this satisfaction is short in longevity. Smile, laugh, guffaw, a few quick jokes, comebacks, but then get over the temporary pleasure, and get back to the reality that a hurt bear is even more dangerous. The shelf life of that satisfaction has already expired.



The critical strategy is to NOT do ObamaCare dirty work of digging it out of the deep ditch, but let the repair fall totally upon the perpetrator, a Herculean impossible task, so let Mr. President Hercules himself do the digging, thus getting him deeper and deeper into the muck; the harder the dig, the deeper he gets. Let the offensive, in more ways than one, go on defense where he can inflict the least damage with ill-disguised not quite humble non-apology apologies, more like coulda shoulda woulda except for GOP opposition.



Overlooked but most embarrassing is the fact that the Obama regime touted itself as on the cusp of technology that it utilized to waltz to victory in two presidential elections, but must now admit it botched that very technology in the ObamaCare HealthCare.gov roll-out, a huge disappointment to the NerdOcrat believers who must now find another belief system.



President Bill Clinton, no doubt shilling for his backdoor entrance to the White House via a Hillary for President in 2016, opened the ObamaCare naysayer floodgates, dealt a mortal blow to the White House apologists when he piously proclaimed, “I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the President should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.”



One of Conservatives own, but not always, Erick Erickson of RedState.com, has some erroneous advice for Republicans to take up the cudgel to go after tax reform and Comprehensive Immigration Reform. No kidding! Exactly what little tyrant Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid desires with a passion. Immigration and tax reform would fall into hands of the Senate that would not do a Constitutionally mandated budget for now five years in a row; CASE CLOSED; akin to giving the keys of the kingdom to the devil himself.



Republicans should concentrate on a replacement for ObamaCare that is represented in a “3-Page Universal Medicare plan,” automatically applicable to ALL legal residents of the US, and funded by a 3% National Sales Tax with no exemptions or exceptions. Copy is available from [email protected]



Pawns in this chess game include House Speaker John Boehner and Senators Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and too presidential Rand Paul who cannot be trusted with a legitimate Conservative cause because he looks at those issues in the light of how it would look on his candidacy checklist. These too-often misfits are playing checkers while the chess-playing Libs are castling to protect their anointed king.



Heritage is not automatically in favor since Senator Jim DeMint sold out for profit, accepting life tenure in Heritage while sacrificing patriotism in the Senate as more than a foil for the deceptively powerful and sneaky Harry Reid who probably stole his Nevada reelection with busloads of illegal immigrant voters to maintain his power.



As much as Liberals knowingly bought and sold the Obama lie that “If you like your insurance. You can keep your insurance…If you like your doctor, You can keep your doctor…PERIOD…” Democrats now admit they always knew that to be “not a lie,” but simply “not exactly accurate.”



The father of lies is alive and well and resides in the White House and Congress that cannot call a lie a lie, but can call the truth of Christianity a lie, and render Christianity to be illegal and un-American.



The brutal truth is that from the President on down through Congress, laws are written by lobbyists behind closed doors, debate restricted and cut off, Constitutional authority abrogated, legislation by unelected political appointees, bureaucracies, and CZARS, Constitution be damned, and if anything is un-American, flagrant breaking of the Constitution is as un-American as it gets. But of course, it was the fault of the Founders who did not address redistribution of wealth.



Come to think of it, Harvard University was founded in 1636 with the intention of establishing a school to train Christian ministers, and it was their fault like the Founding Fathers of America, who failed to address Liberal Progressive anti-religious issues. Harvard must be proud, now that they have one of their very own ilk in the White House who knows full well what Harvard Founders should have known and been; not seminarians but anti-religion zealots.