Turns out that Rasmussen, who at least has the advantage of not being so far in the tank for Der Fubar that he requires a full SCUBA rig, also came up with a +4 Ogabe swing on Sunday.

And, right on cue, Eeyore Air cranked the “we’re all going to die” up to eleventy-fifteen.

Would you fucking wankers cut it OUT already? Unless, of course, you really want Ogabe to win four more years so you have something to write about while the nation goes to Hades, in which case, you’re doing a great job.

This is getting tiresome, but if you want a quick shot of “pull your shit together”, you could do a whole lot worse than to read Sarah Hoyt, with whom we are all of a sudden madly in love, who pulls out the broom and gives the defeatist dingleberries a right royal thrashing. Which they need. A lot.

As to ourself, we’ll first refer back to our last post on the subject two days ago, because then we won’t have to say it all again.

Reading a large part of the rightosphere is a study in bipolar disorder these days. One day you read post after post about how you can’t trust a single word out of the mouthes of politicians, the Ogabe Steno Pool (formerly “the MSM”), statisticians and pollsters (all true), and the next day you’ll read an endless parade of jeremiads about how the latest foul emissions of all of the above is proof that we’re doomed, DOOMED we tells ya!

Try lithium. Please!

We have to assume that all of those whining pussies really, deep down, want to win because otherwise there’s really no point in it all, but if they really want to win, then they’re failing miserably in the attitude department. Here’s a hint: One of the many weapons in the enemy’s arsenal, any enemy, is to demoralize you to the point where you give up before you’ve even started to fight because, fuck it all, we’re all going to lose anyway.

Don’t help the enemy. That’s not too abstract to comprehend, is it?

We may not have seen everything there is to see in this world, we may not have learned all there is to learn, but one thing we HAVE learned is that if you go into battle “motivated” by idiots telling you that you’re likely going to lose anyway, you’re most likely going to lose. Hard to bring your A game if you’ve been told time and time again that it’s not enough to carry the day.

Did Winston Churchill urge the young men of the Royal Air Force on to battle by telling them to do their best but that they were probably going to get creamed anyway since the Army left all of their shit at Dunkirk and the Luftwaffe outnumbered the RAF (all true)? No, you don’t have to research that, because if he had, then all of Europe would be speaking German today. Did Chesty Puller tell his Marines at Guadalcanal to fight bravely but that all indications were that they were going to end up dead since the Navy had been driven away and the Japs outnumbered them? No, he didn’t.

But any statistician, military historian or other kind of analyst would have looked at the numbers and said “you’re fucked” and he would have been right too.

Funny how that works.

If you go into a situation expecting defeat, you’re most likely going to get one. What’s the point in putting your arse on the line, pushing doorbells, distributing pamphlets, volunteering for your local candidates, manning call centers, you name it, if you think that you’re probably going to lose anyway?

It applies to everything. When we were a youngster pursuing scholarly things, we were often asked by our classmates how it was that we always passed our exams no matter what. We suppose we could have agreed with that assumption that we were a bloody genius (and we did if the one asking was a hot babe because, OK, lying is a sin but look at that RACK!), but most of the time we said “no, we’re not, it’s just that we never ever walk into a situation expecting to lose. The night before an exam we’d spend telling ourself that we were going to pass. Failure was not an option. It didn’t always work, and a lot of it was due to hard work too, but we’ll take a 99.9% success rate any day and twice on Sundays.

Most of it was due to nothing but attitude, because we’re really not all that, but attitude will get you places.

And it is damn hard to maintain a winning attitude when you’re being constantly bombarded with bullshit telling you that you’re probably going to fail. Which, surprise, is why the National Socialist Democrat Party is using that weapon like crazy because they have got absolutely nothing else.

We expect it from them, they’ll do whatever they have to do to win, that’s how the game is played, but do we really have to listen to the bullshit from our OWN side?

Could we lose? Possibly. Anything is possible. But why even spend a second dwelling on it? If we do, we do. We’ll deal with that afterwards. Right now our focus should be on winning, nothing else, and nothing focuses the mind better than an internal conviction that we’re going to do just that.

Why do the enemy’s job for him?

Is that really such a difficult concept?

Thatisall.

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LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
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September 10, 2012 07:58

Carter was up by 8 points in 1980, and Reagan thrashed him in the election.

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
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September 10, 2012 08:35
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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September 10, 2012 09:10

LC Gladiator @ # 1: Oorah!

FrJim, Imperial Chaplain
FrJim, Imperial Chaplain
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September 10, 2012 09:12

This is exactly why the next job after helping the Obamas experience some “change we can believe in” to Barack’s employment situation, we need to clean out the RNC. The establishment brings NOTHING to the table to re establish America as a Republic based on liberty. If those folks had their way, they would replace a Democrat tyrant for a… Read more »

LC Light29ID
LC Light29ID
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September 10, 2012 11:55

Sorry Misha, it’s not about “being in the tank” or the “skewered sampling” or whatever fucking bullshit gravy you (not you, you but the other you you, oh FUCK you know what I mean) want to ladle over it. Simple fact is that Obongo/Stalin’s little Commissars have grabbed by the throat the few vital aspects of this election, information and… Read more »

bruce
bruce
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September 10, 2012 12:28

didn’t churchill say we need more supermarine spitfires and men to fly them?where are our spitfires?

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
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September 10, 2012 15:56

bruce @ #:

where are our spitfires?

Busy not sinking to the Luftwaffe’s level, unfortunately.

LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper
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September 10, 2012 16:51

A nice counterpoint courtesy of Breitbart to the Curse of the Phantom Bounce.

A quick question. Does anybody believe that jugears could maintain a real +5 lead for two straight months with all of the economic metrics going against him?

LC Jackboot IC/A
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September 10, 2012 17:25

LC Gunsniper says: Does anybody believe that jugears could maintain a real +5 lead for two straight months Exactly. Think about this, Ogabe HAD to catch a bounce from the convention. Why? Because of the that latest jobs report hitting the streets on the very day Ozero was going to make his big pitch. Even the media (bloody surprisingly too)… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
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September 10, 2012 19:05

Throughout his life Obama has displayed an aversion to work, to thinking, to doing things that benefit anyone other than himself. He is running for reelection because he loves the official title, the perquisites, the adulation of the ignorant and greedy, and the knowledge that no matter what hell befalls the nation, his name is going to be in tomorrow’s… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
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September 10, 2012 20:36

The Obama administration is famous for its crony capitalism. It’s famous for wasting money on disastrous investments like Solyndra to pay off its political allies. It now appears, however, that they go a step further: they put public funds in bad investment loans, then double down on their bad loans with free cash grants. Here’s the short story: Angus King,… Read more »

LC SecondMouse
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September 10, 2012 20:40

A large contingent of the main stream media are totally in the tank for Der Fubar. They have demonstrated to any casual observer a total disregard for the facts when a story may have an impact on their leader. Many have subordinated traditional journalistic ethics to the goal of re-electing America’s #1 enemy. The gap between what is real and… Read more »

tweell
tweell
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September 10, 2012 22:43

I never expected Sarah Hoyt to become a political pundit, my exposure to her is as a writer of f&sf and part of the Baen author stable. She’s also a first-gen American like yourself, she was born in Portugal. She’s a smart one, though (and married with children, sorry).

LC Sir M - Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E.
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September 10, 2012 23:39

Here’s a hint: One of the many weapons in the enemy’s arsenal, any enemy, is to demoralize you to the point where you give up before you’ve even started to fight because, fuck it all, we’re all going to lose anyway. Master Sun Tzu tells us that the purpose of combat is to remove the enemies ABILITY and WILL to… Read more »

irish19
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September 11, 2012 00:21
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
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September 11, 2012 20:18

Emperor Misha I says: We can’t fight if we constantly allow ourselves to worry about the possibility that we might lose. It serves no purpose other than that of the enemy. Master Tzu would probably give the nod to the commander that managed to convince the superior foe to stop fighting. After all, the quickest way to end a war… Read more »

LC Xystus
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September 12, 2012 02:23

I think y’all mean Master Sun. 😉