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Much ado about a nobody…Political Truisms

Mr. President, What About Us?

Well, let’s see. I know there will be many discussions about what BHO just did to us when he announced his unilateral action regarding legalizing millions of illegal aliens — or should I say his ues of “Prosecutorial Discretion”. My liberal friends will genuflect before their emperor proclaiming his greatness and his wonderful concern for the poor, illegal aliens who came here breaking our laws. You know, the laws he swore to enforce. Those liberal friends of mine will never see the truth or the facts that continue to splash in their faces, but that’s not the point here. The point is, whether or not we agree with the need for major immigration reform, last night our president took, or described the steps he will take, regarding the millions of people who illegally stole their way across our borders and continue to break our laws. I agree with some of the steps he “recommends”.  I think there is a need for major reform.  However, his unilateral action regarding these steps circumvent the Constitution and describe his personal disrespect or indifference regarding the actions of the Congress of The United States of America. More importantly, these actions will actually, further damage the Office of the Presidency, significantly, by reducing the faith and trust that used to define that branch of our government. He is damaging the Presidency, itself!

Here are a couple of other things that will happen:

  1. It will encourage more illegals to cross our borders – watch out next summer
  2. It will negatively effect the jobs market for honest Americans
  3. It will add significant costs to HealthCare, Food Stamps and Welfare that honest Americans will have to cover
  4. It artificially builds the list of potential Democrat voters – hmmmm. Maybe this should be point number 1.

BHO has no interest in supporting or defending what we, as Americans, want. BHO continues to do what he wants, not what we want. He continues to ignore his oath to support and defend the Constitution or to enforce the laws enacted by Congress and signed into law by presidents, including himself. Doggone it, he works for us – he works FOR us!  He does what we tell him not what he just feels like doing.

This president has a basket full of things for which, I believe, should have gotten him impeached long ago. This, to me, is the ‘straw’.  Unfortunately, even though the GOP has won the majority of the entire Congress this time, I don’t think they have the stones to finally move forward with that action. While saying they want to right what is wrong, far too many of them take their own careers ahead of what is right for the nation. Both sides of the aisle focus on themselves.

Sorry, to my liberal friends. I know you will disagree and some of you will fire off some counter points. So be it. We won’t agree. On the other hand, maybe you support his socialist agenda and if that’s the case, nothing anyone can say will satisfy you. As one of my friends said to me not too long ago, maybe you should move…however, I just can’t recommend a place where socialism actually works.

Who’s the Bigot

I’ve been around now for a pretty long time. I’ve lived through eleven presidential administrations. Ten that I can remember. I’ve seen a couple of wars start and end and some that are continuing as we move on – some involved us directly and others, not. I participated as a volunteer in several elections, actually running for office in one. I’ve watched the numbers and kept attuned to the records of our Presidents since High School, wrote papers about campaigns, elections and the accomplishments of Presidents elected during my years in College and since.

As a Quaker, I was involved with or participated in the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s. I was honored to be part of a tutorial project that focused on underprivileged, black kids in Greensboro, North Carolina, as part of G.U.T.S. (Greensboro United Tutorial Service). I was proud of North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford, a Democrat, who recognized the inequalities immediately and took huge steps — in a southern state where the first “Sit-In” took place, by the way — to reduce or remove the impediments to equality. Rumor had it that he was being considered as Kennedy’s Vice Presidential candidate in the second term, replacing Johnson. We know that never happened.

I retired from the United States Army after serving 24 years. I joined the military during its most trying times. The Vietnam War was winding down and it was a tough time to be in the Army, especially in Europe. There was a lot of violence as minority soldiers literally fought for the same equality sought after by civilians at home, only here there were weapons of various significance that were available and unfortunately used. The leadership in the military reacted with more dispatch than many of our states and began a program to address those tensions. I participated in and facilitated some of those seminars in Germany. Things improved, soldiers knew it was the right thing to do.

While on duty in Germany as a company commander, my wife and I adopted a 5-week old little girl who was the daughter of a mixed couple. The unmarried mother, from Alabama, could not take her baby home to her family because of the racial mix. Her family would shut them both out of their lives. That move was one of the greatest things I ever did. That wonderful little girl has turned out to be a stellar young woman.

Now as I sit here enduring the eleventh President in my lifetime, I am called a bigot. I am a bigot because I cannot stand the path down which this current President and the Democrats are taking us. I call this man out on everything he tries to do. I cite reason after reason why he is hurting our economy, how he is hurting our Constitution and how he is circumventing the Congress. I am a bigot because I think the Tea Parties are actually saying the right things. I am a “bigot”. Why, you ask? It is because as bad as this man is, he is African American and that is the reason – the only reason. It has nothing to do with the facts that surface daily of his diabolical programs. It has nothing to do with his insidious insertion of government in the auto and finance industries or his overt take-over of our health care or the questionable, over-use of executive orders to install people in positions of power in areas that cost us money. I watch scandal after scandal surface and I stand up against them – I am a bigot.

Did he know people were going to die in Benghazi? No! Did he know they might be in danger? Yes! Could he have taken preventative measures to prevent those deaths? Yes! Could he have taken steps to help them while they were under fire? Yes! What did he do? He went to bed!

Did he know that conservative organizations that were legally entitled to tax considerations were being prevented from getting those exemptions? Yes! What did he do? He encouraged the IRS to keep it up and then promoted one of the people who supervised it!

Did he know that ObamaCare would raise costs of health care for Americans – all Americans? Yes! What did he do? He lied telling us that costs would go down! Did he know that doctors would walk away from their practices because of the new regulations and the reduced fees paid? Yes! What did he do? He lied telling us that we could keep our doctors!

That’s just three but because I bring them up, I’m a bigot.

Let’s see who the Bigots really are. This administration, with the help of social-progressive Democrats in Congress, is insidiously creating a new class of slaves. I use that term very carefully. Enslavement is defined as “dependency”. I’ve said and written about this before. As the roles of Welfare and Food Stamp participants grow, the people receiving those benefits are becoming more and more dependent of the government for their livelihood. If one pays a person not to work, they won’t work. The shame of it is that 200 years ago, people in slavery were fighting to get out of their situations. They ran away from the southern states using every opportunity to escape. Today, many of those same people are laughing, with their hands out, eager to get back in to it and all they have to do is vote Democrat. It is amazing that it could happen in this nation, but I am the bigot.

If I am the bigot here, then so be it. I will continue to stand up against this President and the path to socialism down which he is taking us. If people want to sit by on the sidelines or run for the money eschewing the great opportunities this country stands for then I guess we are in for a long, long time of dreadful living. I worry about my Daughter and Sons and their Sons and Daughters who will be paying for our mistakes. Our debt is now over $16 trillion and our government has no plan to fix it or even the will to slow it down.

There, I’m a bigot and I guess “bigotry” has a whole new meaning now.

The Boston Cowards

I look at the picture of that little boy, Martin Richard, who was killed at the Marathon and cried. Look at that smile. I listened to the mother who lost a daughter, Krystle Campbell, and I was moved by the hurt, love and loss she openly showed. I cannot tell anyone how badly I feel for those great people in Boston. I cannot imagine the loss they feel. There I was, sitting there looking at the pictures of those people on Fox News with tears in my eyes and I was mad. I am madder than I’ve been in a long time. I was sitting in a London hotel room watching the news when the planes hit the WTC and I was mad then, too.

I don’t care if these actions are political statements, the attempted destruction of one religious dogma or another or acts of defiance against one nation or another. It makes no difference to me what the message is or how steeped the individuals are in their beliefs or whether or not brainwashing or a lifetime of successful propaganda perpetrated upon a group was responsible. This was an act of pure cowardice. The people responsible for this heinous act are cowards. They find some thrill in stepping up and taking on a bunch of people who are gathered to support the participants of this beautiful marathon, this historical event in this great town. These cowards drop their little packages and run away. Wow, that’s brave. Whatever their message is it is lost in their cowardice.

The targeted people who were amassed along the streets of Boston presented no threat to anybody. They were just cheering; waving their hands at participating loved ones. Children were killed – CHILDREN! What danger could they be to those cowards? Wives, mothers, daughters, brothers, fathers, husbands injured, killed — toward what end?

Historically, these cowards have routinely targeted harmless people. They have set their bombs, IEDs or strapped explosives to hopeless people. They have exploded these devices in bazaars, shopping districts, parks, play grounds; anywhere there are innocent people who offer no defense, no danger. These terrorists have killed more of their own people than any nation they might dislike. I believe this was carried out, as a terrorist act, by a group supported by or supporting our terrorist enemies around the world. Again, these terrorist groups kill more of their own people that anyone else. Al Qaida and their supporters have killed more Muslims than all the nations they hate combined. Why, because it’s easier.

The people who carried out this act are cowards…..

The New Slavery

The longer I think about what happened in the last election and what has been happening since BHO took office, the more convinced I have become that the real bigots reside in the White House and in the leadership of the Democrat Party. They are the malevolent bigots in our nation. While I hate to use the term, I must. BHO, his close advisors and, consequently, his other ignorant supporters are moving a new class of people into the degrading status of “slavery”. They are all complicit. I use that term very carefully. Slavery is defined as “…the condition of being subjugated or addicted to a specified influence…”and it has nothing to do with “race”. The influence or addiction, here, is unearned income from the government. The money people get for not working — the food stamps they are issued to “help them manage their lives” while not requiring them to do anything and the additional welfare checks they get for each new child they bring into the world. If there is an evil political party it is not the GOP – or the Tea Party for that matter.

Let’s be real, here. There are bigots, still, in the good ole US of A. Yes, I know it’s hard to believe, but there are individuals, here, who hate others. They are members of every societal group. They hate minorities and want them to shut up and step to the rear. Liberals want us all to believe that those hideous bigots are Republicans. At the risk of diverting my diatribe somewhat, it is important that I put some of the record straight. Historically, they have been the bigots here in the U.S. all along. Look at the history. They were the members of the KKK. They were the leaders of the KKK. As late as the 1990’s there were democrats in congress who were members and leaders of the KKK. Back when the Voter Rights Act of 1965 was passed and signed into law, not one single, Southern democrat senator voted for it. That bill was passed because President Johnson went to the Republicans and it was Republicans who were responsible for the passage of that act. There were no democrats walking the dusty roads of Mississippi with voter registration cards for the Black Community – it was Republicans. Southern democrats were the plantation owners. Southern democrats moved South Carolina to secede from the Union.

Now, back to the point of this essay. While these democrats – these social-progressives — accuse others of being bigoted or racist, it is they who are the genuine bigots. They obscure their beliefs so that they can carefully, secretly spread their bigotry. They call others bigots and racists in an effort to cover up their own deep feelings. While they, apparently supported by the major media outlets, want America to believe that those of us on the right want to move those masses back into the status of property owned by others to do the work of those others, the facts are that it is the social–progressives who want to subjugate a group or groups. Listen to their oratory. BHO’s own words, the comments of Pelosi and Reid all suggest a new Class Warfare in the country. Importantly, their bigotry is being obscured by them – hidden — so the people who are the targets are kept in the dark. It’s not just about race anymore, but it is also not focused not what they would have us believe it is.

The casual observer would think they are bigoted towards Christians, the wealthy, conservatives who rely on the Constitution, employers, gun owners, etc. That is exactly what BHO and his minions want and they are reveling in the success of this misdirection. They want the rest of us – all of us — to look in that direction. They want us to believe they hate Christians, etc. They want us to waste our time and energy fighting, defending these folks who aren’t even in the crosshairs of the social-progressives. Look at what’s happening, for crying out loud. The effort of the subjugation is not aimed at that class of Americans. It is focused on the minorities of the democrat bigotry who are jumping in line with those who are bigoted against them. These “handout” people actually believe the Barrack Hussein Obama Project is focused on helping them. It is not! This is the perfect example of how one goes about enslaving Americans and this new class of Slaves eagerly participates in their own subjugation. Let’s be honest. There are many people who honestly need protective services, medical services and funds to meet family needs. These folks are not the slaves. It’s the ones who abuse the systems and there are millions of them. Interestingly, it’s the ones who are abusing the system who are the slaves to it.

Let me be clear about how one creates this new class of Slaves? How does one subjugate a group of people who live in the freest country in the world? One creates the BHO Project. Extend unemployment benefits over and over again. Remove “Welfare to Work” from the Welfare program. Remember, “Welfare to Work” was a bill enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton. Remember how Clinton talked about “…the time for big government…” being over? “Welfare to Work” was one of those events to which he still looks as a highlight of his presidency. Well, BHO used executive order to remove it from the Welfare Program. He took Congress out of the mix to further build his new class of “people”. Now there is no energy to get folks to go back to work. There are programs in place to encourage people to sign up for Food Stamps and none to help move them off of them. States are “awarded” additional funds for surpassing “Food Stamp-Expansion Targets”. What the heck is this all about? This is all about building the new class of Slaves subjugated and dependent upon the benevolence of the government.

Many Americans are actually buying this baloney because they just haven’t seen what is really going on or don’t want to. They are not alert enough to see that this Barrack Hussein Obama Project is doing exactly that – subjugating a group of people while hiding exactly who they are. The difference here is that while in the old days plantation owners owned their property. Here…wait a minute! It’s the same thing! Here, the success of the BHO Project is dependent on those masses of unemployed, Welfare recipients and Food Stamp “abusers” becoming so dependent on the money being handed out that they actually become the “bought and paid for property” of the government. They, these masses, actually put themselves in the status of owned-property without even being aware of it. So, after careful evaluation of the mis-directions, the administration’s Class Warfare and the ignorance or disinterest of the mass of democrats, the population that is the actual target of the BHO Project is patently clear. The surprising thing is that many, if not most, of that targeted population is the exact same demographic that was the target of plantation owners 200 years ago. The same demographic is now owned by the government, and doing what the government expects them to do — voting to keep them in power — so they can continue the dis-Americanization of America. And you know what? That population, that demographic, is the same group targeted back then. They are the focus of the whole thing. Remember, back in the day, people were sold into slavery from one owner to another throughout the southern states. It was a horrible thing for them to endure. They did everything they could do to get away, to escape. The Underground Railway helped thousands of slaves out of their situation. They hated it, cried about it and suffered unspeakable discipline, pain, torture and family destruction. Yet, this new class of slaves is running “toward” the owners. They are happy to take the money. They do everything they can to get into and then remain in their situation. Funny, subjugation used to be something to fear. Now, it seems that being owned by somebody is a good thing. They’re happy about it today. They wave their banners, signs and shout their support. Someday they will get it. Someday they will see that their situation is really a predicament.

No Effect

Just watched BHO give his speech announcing his 23 Executive Orders.  Of course he opened with children.  Now, we have seen over history how leaders of countries wanting to generate support have used children.  We’ve seen the pictures of Adolph Hitler standing amid a cluster of youngsters.  I’ll let that go for the time being.  Dictators have always used children that way.

What I heard was a guy who wanted to provide stronger limits on those of us who legally own or acquire firearms.  If I were there I would have asked…oh, wait, no questions were taken…anyway, I would have asked to whom did he think these new restrictions would apply.  Which of the bad guys will go through the process?  How many kids that are currently hit in a “drive-bys” aimed at taking out some gang rival would escape that fate?  BHO and the Democrats have to realize that action needs to be taken to get the bad guys.  It’s the criminals who commit the crimes.  While it’s the loonies who get the most attention because they generally take lives of large numbers of innocent people – generally children.  I absolutely do not want to degrade the seriousness or display any disrespect to those families, as tragic as those events are, those losses do not make up most of the deaths in America.  The President and his minions are exploiting the deaths of these innocent people for their own ideological goals.  Most deaths in this and other countries are caused by criminals or gangs often engaged in drug or other illegal activity.  It wasn’t legally purchased firearms, or background checked buyers or even registered firearms that caused those deaths.  Focus on that, Mr. President!  Look at your own hometown, sir.  Chicago has some of the most restrictive rules in the country….along with one of the highest murder-by-gun rates in the nation.  Bad guys love it when the innocent civilians are unable to defend themselves.

Why, sir, let’s look for a second at your own personal record at preventing illegal or unauthorized folks for owning and using firearms that are illegally acquired and unregistered.  Pretty crappy record isn’t it?  I wonder how many of those firearms – assault weapons with very high capacity magazines – are still out there taking innocent life after innocent life in the Southern United States and Mexico.

Then there was the comment you made that kind of scared me.  When you said, “Weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in a movie theater,” that was a pretty friendly and almost irrefutable way of saying that civilians should not have military-style weapons.  Only the military should have them.  That worked out well in Germany in the 1930s and 40s.  It did a remarkable job of securing the Russian population throughout their existence.  I was reminded, again, of what my father told me a friend of his said to him in the 1930s, “America has too many guns, but that’s okay, because you will turn them over to us.  We already have people working on that.”

Let’s think a little bit about this more aggressive search of mental health records of those of us who want to purchase a firearm.  While on the surface it seems pretty reasonable, aren’t medical records supposed to be private?  Will this require medical staff to publish these records?  Will patient privacy be nullified?  Seems to me that with the public record of gun registration, medical records will be part of that public record.  According to you, if I decide to sell one of my guns to a friend I have to do a Mental Health background check first.  I will know my friend’s most privately held information and you will see it too as part of the public record.  Will we be able to see who was turned down and why?  Let’s get serious, folks.  I ask you, “Who will actually go through the process?”  Only honest Americans who look to exercise their Constitutional Rights will agree to go through the process. Heck, we’re the only ones who go through the process now.  Look at what happened right after the catastrophic event in Newtown, Connecticut.  The Lower Hudson (N.Y.) Journal News published the names and addresses of every person who legally owns a firearm.  They didn’t publish the names and addresses of folks who illegally held a firearm or owned one or stole one or a bunch.   Finally, what’s likely to happen to those Mental Health records?  I don’t know and I don’t think anyone else does either.  Talk about a slippery slope.

Ideology is not Authority

Can you imagine what the Democrats would have said or how they would have acted if President George Bush threatened Executive Order to accomplish an ideological goal that, under the normal, constitutionally-defined process, would not make it through Congress?  Can you imagine the reaction of the Democrats if he, or any other Republican President, circumvented or tried to circumvent the Congress and, consequently, the Constitution? 

Who does he think he is, the second Messiah, the Second Coming?  What his actions intimate, though, is that he is or will, if left unchallenged, become the first American Dictator.  What’s he up to?

  1. Many of us think that this guy is so full of himself that he just cannot see what the ultimate outcome of his questionably legal, unchallenged actions might be.
  2. Others of us think that he knows exactly what he’s doing and that is to take us into a socialist, Euro-type nation at the least or, more probably, a stronger socialist dictatorship. 
  3. Then there are those of us who think he is nothing but a lackey, a stooge, for those who have been pushing him, influencing him and directing him throughout his life. 

Simply look at the people with whom he has associated in college, as a community activist and in politics.  Just look at the people he appointed or tried to appoint to his administration.  Look at the folks he has appointed to unelected positions.  Look at the people who supported him in his earliest steps into politics.  I won’t list them here.  Those lists of people and their backgrounds are all over the Internet.

My point here is that it doesn’t matter which it is.  They all lead to the same thing – the same result.  If allowed to continue unabated, the actions of Barack Hussein Obama and his obscene administration and pack of followers spells the demise of our country as a Federal Republic.  It is the end of our country, as we know it.  

Can you imagine?  With his left hand on the Bible and his right hand in the air, twice,  he swore, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

The first time he stood there was because many of us had hope and thought he meant what he said.  The second time he stood there was simply the fault of the “Stupid Majority.”  Both times, in my estimation he lied! 

Today, it is more important than ever for us to keep our collective eye on all his Executive Orders.  Rumor has it that he will use EO to control, or change the rules for firearms purchases, ownership and registration in such away that are directly intended to circumvent Congress.  We are expecting to see an EO to raise the debt ceiling, which will again circumvent the Congress – the legality of which is seriously questionable.

As time passes, it has become more and more evident that BHO is just not all that interested in enforcing some of our existing laws, reinforcing some of our historically strongest international friendships, reducing spending, improving our economy by allowing job creation, or even preserving our Constitution. 

It’s time for all of us to take a stand that clearly proclaims “our pledge” to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution, our nation.  Write your representatives and senators.  Please, take a stand for our country – your country!  Take A Freekin Stand for once in your life – the most important time in your life!

Guns vs. Constitution

Back in the late 30s/early 40s my father had a friend staying with him while he got his feet on the ground. This man was a registered member of the Communist Party (legal in those days). He was saying how great the Soviet Union was (remember them) and how they would and should rule the world. He said that they would even take over America. My dad, always the debater, asked why that hadn’t happened yet. This Communist said it was because of all the guns that Americans had. “It would be too hard now.” He went on to say that it was okay because we would eventually hand them all over to the government. “We already have people working on that.” My father was never a gun advocate, never owned one as far as I know until I got my first when I was in Eight Grade, but he did see that members of Congress were already taking steps to make it harder to own a gun – The National Firearms Act of 1934. Through the 40s, 50s and 60s it continued. It was a focus in the 70s, 80s and 90s — all by Democrats, BTW. Now, we have a social-progressive president who is willing to go around Congress again using Executive Order to take another grab. I agree that some folks have them who shouldn’t and some use them when they shouldn’t, but umbrella rules do not fix a problem. They only serve the wrong purpose. Just saying. This is wrong for several reasons, but taking our guns will only serve the bad guys and our president’s frequent use of Executive Orders to circumvent the Congress circumvents the Constitution — that’s even worse.

The emotional reaction to what happened in Newtown is justified, but emotion is not the way to act in a legislature. That’s been happening for the last 4 years in DC and that’s really worked well hasn’t it. We all agree that the wrong people should not get firearms – that’s simple, but to umbrella rules for the sake of those few wrong owners is absolutely wrong and only makes the bad guys stronger. The folks who thumb their noses at people who want to keep their firearms because they hunt, have unjustified and, certainly, undeserved elitist-like attitudes. Who the hell cares about anyone who looks down on folks who hunt? Nobody slams folks who fish, cheese knock it off!

Back to emotion, let me tell you what makes me the maddest. I’ve already addressed it once here. Our Vice President and President are considering using executive orders to grab more control of the guns in the United States. They are prepared, once again, to circumvent the Constitution and those who support that or see no issue with that are not true Americans in my mind.

Let’s see. Some of the posters here talk about how many people are shot here in the U.S. and attribute that to the number of guns we have. They site those countries that have significantly tougher controls on firearms as utopian because there are fewer gun deaths in those countries. The key word here is “fewer” – 12,000 less murders (wow). The word “none” is not used in reference to those numbers. There is another vastly more important note here. Those “fewer” are the good guys. By the way, killings are increasing year-on-year in those “better” countries. Importantly, most of the deaths here in the U.S. are the result of gang or drug action. Those shoot-outs often result in the horrible deaths of innocent people, kids. It wasn’t legally purchased firearms, or background checked buyers or even registered firearms that caused those deaths. Focus on that!

Oh, yeah, “Fast and Furious” firearms killed lots of innocent people. Where is the “hate response” to that? Those were firearms sold through the complete authority of OUR FREGGIN GOVERNMENT – the same freegin government that wants to use executive orders to control the sale of firearms mostly to those who actually participate in the registration process– and there isn’t a single word about that.

If all an individual has to offer is the “shoot a deer” argument or the “powerful rush” argument or the “it ain’t the wild west anymore” argument, then it’s time for them to support the socialists-state concept.

We have terrorist groups out there; terrorist nations who want to see us vanish from the face of the earth. They are all supporting this rush to gun control. Initially it was the communists. Now it’s the Social-Progressives who are pushing us to a socialist state. This president doesn’t want guns in the hands of civilians. I am convinced that his goal is to create a socialist state and that requires a level of dictatorship for it to work – guns in civilian hands doesn’t support that concept.

The Guy In the White House: Idiot or Genius

One of my nephews reminded me of a comment my father made decades ago.  This nephew was responding to my posts on FaceBook about how most people didn’t support ObamaCare and how catastrophic tax increases would be.  That was back in early 2012.  He said, “I remember that your dad told me,  ‘most people in America are stupid.’”  Before I could remind him that most of the people in America voted for Obama in 2008, he “Unfriended” me.  I guess he realized that he was part of the “stupid majority”.  Now, we’ve been forced to suffer another four years by that same group.

Although it was through Tim “the tax cheat” Geitner, several weeks ago we heard what BHO was offering in his plan to avoid the “Fiscal Cliff” and now I am even more convinced that my nephew is right.  Most of the people in America are stupid.  I can’t believe we actually re-elected BHO.  How is it possible that we can support a man whose only agenda is to build the Democrat Base?  Listen to me, you stupid majority!  If you pay a person not to work, that person won’t work.  They will continue to collect the money they think is do to them from the only people who can give it to them – the folks who are working.

As I keep thinking about this, I am beginning to wonder if the term “stupid majority” really or completely defines the idiots who elected him.  Just like I’m beginning to wonder if the guy is really the idiot he seems on the surface or a political genius.  While it is clear that the majority voting for Obama is stupid, it may no longer be the appropriate term that effectively defines the whole group.  Maybe a more appropriate label is the “entitled majority.”

BHO’s economic plan is the same economic plan the Soviet Union had.  Remember them?  They established a dictatorship that controlled most industry, salaries, jobs, all education and all fees associate with industry.  Then they took the money through taxes and those fees in the name of the “Workers”.  They shared a little of the wealth with some of those workers.  Importantly, most of the money went to the party leadership and their supporters.   Does that last part sound familiar?

Back to the plan.  Look at what the major points of his plan are:

  1. Increase taxes by $1.6 trilion
  2. Additional $50 billion in stimulus spending
  3. Presidential authority to raise our credit limit

Let’s talk about the tax thing.  The social-progressive democrats will love this.  According to Keynesian Multiplier Effects, every dollar spent in the economy will generate almost double their value.  In other words, John Maynard Keynes, the absolute God of Economics to the Democrats, said that every $10 spent in the economy adds $19 dollars to the GDP.  Using his analysis, when government takes money out of the economy, the multiplier dips off significantly.  That same $10 will generate only $14 in GDP growth.  The reason for that is simple.  Money goes to so-called “entitlements” and they don’t create much value.  The bottom line here is that when the government takes money through taxation they reduce the GDP growth by as much as 50%.  Is it any wonder why our economy is growing so slowly?  Watch out, its about to get worse.  Recently, our esteemed Treasury Secretary, when asked about the relatively small amount of revenue represented by the “Obama-Tax-on-the-Rich” plan — the actual money that would be contributed to the government coffers would be insignificant relative to our debt — was quoted as saying that it ‘s not about the money.  It’s about increasing the tax rates.  He confirmed that the focus, the whole objective of the administration, is “higher taxes”.   It is simply another cog in the Class Warfare machine being engineered by BHO and his socialist team.

Also just a few days later, the President himself said that without those tax increases there would be no deal.  He would allow our economy to drop off the “fiscal cliff”.  It’s really funny how he stands there and jumps all over the Republicans for being inflexible because they want to reduce spending as part of an overall plan.  Now, who’s being inflexible?  The Republicans, in their focus on taxes, have also suggested increased revenues through tax reform instead of tax increases, which would also hit the wealthy BHO thinks make too much money in the first place.  BHO, again, says they are inflexible.  Yeah, he is an idiot.  I have been reluctant to call anybody any names because it is generally unproductive.  However, there comes a time when there is just no other way to define the lack of intelligence or understanding or the intentionally evil agenda of a person or group.

However, as we focus on these verbal assaults he and his minions, the social progressives, are piling on the GOP, generally with the help of the Mainstream Media who support that tactic at every turn, we may be missing the real agenda.  I believe that Obama has always wanted all taxes to go up and has laid out a brilliant plan to assure that happens.   Here’s the “genius” part.  Republicans, the GOP, do not want any taxes to go up — period.  That’s simple.  Just as simple, BHO wants them all to go up.  BHO has made a winning campaign plank that targeted the evil rich, knowing full well that the Republicans would resist.  His whole plan is to appear to be a rigid pro-tax guy against the rich, while keeping taxes low for the middle-class.  The GOP will resist to the year’s end, because they want to keep taxes low on everyone.   BHO will be enjoying a vacation somewhere — costing us millions of dollars – jumping for joy as the GOP falls in line with his plan.  Not only does he get all the revenue he wants through the across-the-board tax increases, he can blame the Republicans for the whole thing.  That’s right, the Republicans who are fighting to protect our economy will be the fall guys, as all taxes will go up at the start of 2013.  BHO will blame the GOP for the success of his plan.  Yeah, he’s a genius.

It’s a brilliant plan from the start.  The full intention of all taxes going up is to increase the revenue he can use to buy more votes – building his base.  Remember the true socialist doctrine, “Take from the Rich and give to the poor.”  BHO’s corruption of that ideal — “if you pay a person not to work, then they won’t work” — is to get more people dependent on the government.  Those who are dependent on the government for their livelihood will do whatever it takes to keep that government in place.  They are his base.

Finally, even those who are dependent on the government will ultimately pay for their own handouts.  Now, I’m back to the “stupid majority” title.  Here’s how that happens.  BHO has yet to accept the premise, or may just not want to recognize, that tax increases will cause higher prices on all products and services as well as a reduction in the work force – happens every time.  A reduced workforce reduces the tax base so the final outcomes of higher taxes are higher prices and reduced revenue because the tax base is smaller.  Remember, the prices are higher covering lost revenue from the higher taxes, so every American will pay the higher prices – yup even the government-dependent takers.  So the takers pay higher prices, which will pay for the higher taxes.  In summary, those stupid “takers” who stand there with their hands out for the money “due them” from the “givers” are actually participating in the process that increases all costs to them while, at the same time, reducing the actual number of givers who will be able to contribute to the revenue on which these takers depend – they are the “stupid majority”.  It’s the circle of economics…always happens.

This President, who swore to defend the Constitution, circumvents our elected legislature, and thus that same Constitution, through executive orders and departmental regulations.   This very same President, who has no idea how economies work, simply blames the GOP for his inaction.  Genius or idiot?  He can’t see, nor can his stupid staff, that raising taxes will ultimately reduce revenue and cause the number of us, who have the ability to contribute to his entitlement scheme, to dwindle.  As tactically brilliant as his plan seems, as successful as it will be at targeting the GOP, it is a strategic abomination that will cause our economy to spiral down to the same depths as Greece and who will be there to bail us out – nobody, that’s who — and it’s all our fault.  Yup, he’s an incompetent idiot!

It’s Over, but not Finished

Well, it’s over and the wrong man won.  The point is he won and he is our President for another, and final, four years.  We have talked about him for the last four years and have outlined, highlighted and acknowledged his missteps, miscalculations and “misstatements”, but he is in the White House for another four years.  Those of us around the world who understand our Federalist system are worried.  President BHO has used his position to circumvent Congress in ways no other president has ever even considered.  Here is a Constitutional Law Professor who takes specific steps to avoid the need to consult Congress.  We should all be angry as hell, but a bunch of us voted for him.  In an earlier post I said that if you pay a person not to work then they won’t work.  It’s that simple.  Now, while there are those who voted for BHO because they saw something – that isn’t there, there are the incredibly large group of takers who went to the polls with their hands out to vote for the guy who will continue to put money in them.  He has created a base of people who feel that the government owes them a living and we let him do it.  This is the group of folks who would rather have people like you and me pay their way than earn their own way.  To them, the American Dream means they do not have to work because the government (us) will provide for them – to them, we owe them their cars, cigarettes, beers, etc.  So, what do we have?  One set of really stupid people and another group of really effective cheaters who exploit the system to their benefit.  I don’t want to be in either group.

Having said all that, he is our President and I, personally, honor that office.  This is the best system in the history of the world.  The Electoral College is a remarkable process that protects the rights of minorities, smaller states and takes into consideration the diverse spread of population across the country.  It has no comparison anywhere.  Our election process, while sometimes seems to be a little unprotected, has been shown to be fairer than that of most other countries.  While I strongly support voter registration and using identification cards to validate citizenship and voting districts, we are still better at this than anyone else.

We elected our President fairly and in accordance with the rules.  All we can do now is watch him carefully.  We must raise our Flag when we sense wrongdoing.  We must remember his socialist leanings, friends, associates and mentors.  We must make sure that these next four years do not take us very much further down the path he started four years ago.

I am saddened by the results of this election, but it is what it is.  He is my President and I am thankful for the process.  Keep in touch because it is our responsibility to maintain our America.

The Final Debate

So, I began the day the way I ended the night – mad at the debate, especially at Mitt Romney.  First of all, I was disappointed at Romney’s non-confrontational performance.  BHO pitched him softball after softball and he just didn’t swing.  The President, on the other hand, attacked Romney time and time again using the same points he used during the second debate — points that fact-checkers said Obama had wrong.  He used facts that Romney successfully countered during that town hall meeting.  Romney just sat there, smiling.  He respectfully watched the President as he spoke and politely listened to BHO’s comments.  He even took a few notes.

I hollered at the TV – at Mitt – each time Obama interrupted Romney.  With more than 100 interruptions, Obama played the Biden game and did it successfully by all standards.  There was Romney, the last debate, two weeks before the election and he didn’t take the initiative.  He gave Obama the floor and watched as Obama told his story – empty prose.  Obama just can’t run on his record, but Mitt never said anything like that. 

The next day, the talking heads all gave the win to Obama based on performance, but they also gave unexpected props to Romney.  Then they started talking about what was actually said and it struck me.  Romney had a plan and, whether or not I liked it, he stuck to it.  His plan was to let the President, himself, shine the light on his own abysmal record.  I’m not sure if you remember but in one of my earlier posts I said that people were taken by “how” BHO said things not by “what” he said.  While the talking heads, on both CNN and FNC, didn’t say that exactly, they did give Mitt more props than I did and as they “unspun” Obama I thought back to the debate and remembered some of the things he said that caused me to scream at Mitt to challenge. 

Late in the debate, Mitt was outlining some of the things he accomplished during his term as Massachusetts Governor.  Obama interrupted again, as prescribed I suppose by his debate strategy as taught by Joe “the Interrupter” Biden, saying that the successful advances in performance of Massachusetts students happened before Romney took that office.  Wrong, Mr. President, and you know it.  Every fact checker in existence admits that Romney’s education progress, as Governor, was superlative. 

Let me take on a few more on Mitt’s behalf and try to shed some light on the facts.

Another point that jumped out at me and that I thought Mitt was about to turn back on Obama was this thing about the strong “partnerships” BHO claimed he built around the world.  The only names that he specifically mentioned as partners were Pakistan, Somalia, Russia and China.  The one that exploded in my mind was the “valuable partnership [Obama] built with Pakistan.”  There he was proclaiming that he had a great partnership with Pakistan, one that was important for security in the area and, yet,  just a few minutes earlier, after ridiculing Mitt for thinking we should have asked for Pakistani permission before going in and killing Bin Laden, Obama went nuts and said Pakistan would never give us permission and that if we had waited for that permission Ben Laden would still be alive.  Now, that’s a testament to a valuable partnership.  Baloney!  The only partner we have in Pakistan is the Pakistani Doctor who helped us nail down Ben Laden’s location.  That partner is currently serving a life sentence in a Pakistani prison for aiding and abetting us.  Great partnership.

Oh, Yeah almost forgot, we have a partnership with Somalia, too.  There is a partnership that we can use to help secure peace in the world.  Why on earth is that such a valuable partnership?  Pirates still rule that place and murderous gangs roam the forests killing children or pressing them into military service for any one of the various warlords. 

Obama talked about the partnerships with Russia and China, as well, and how much stronger they are today than when he took office.  We did hear Obama himself trying to personally establish a partnership with Russia.  Remember the promise he made to Medvedev and Putin “…of more flexibility” after the election.  Russia has done everything in their power to block every initiative the U.S. has made to limit Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear weapons initiatives, not to mention the anti-missile system we were placing in Poland to protect our allies and us from Iranian attack.  I can’t think of a single thing that Russia has done that would indicate they might even be loosely considered a partner.  Every time he goes to the UN to get international support for sanctions against Iran over their nuclear weapons program, Russia and China, our strong partners, veto them in the Security Council – the only ones doing that.  Oh, I forgot, Putin has endorsed Obama.  I wonder if he’s looking forward to the flexibility Obama promised.  I think that Chaves and the Castros might want to be partners, too.  They endorsed, as well.

Although not mentioning any names, Obama also said that through strong partnerships he has “created” he’s been able to effectively establish the strongest sanctions ever on Iran over their nuclear ambitions.  “Sanctions that are crippling their economy.”  Yet, after four years in office, not a single unilateral sanction has had any effect on Iran’s plans.  What he doesn’t realize is that the Iranian leadership doesn’t care a whit about the suffering of its people.  Like other extreme governments in the region, only the goals of the government are important.  Look what’s happening in Syria.  Romney respectfully and calmly reminded us that four years of Obama’s strong leadership and partnership-building has accomplished exactly what?  An Iran so close to a nuclear weapon that our “only” ally in the area is threatened by extinction and 30,000 Syrian civilians have been killed by their own government/military.  Show me the strength – SHOW ME THE STRENGTH!

Now, that I have taken some time to put into words some of the things I remember from the debate, Mitt’s tactics in this debate have begun to crystallize.  His mission was to show he knew the details, geography, the leaders and the problems.  You know what?  He did that with clarity.  He remained calm and ready to present his picture of the future and the past along with his plans for fixing the massive problems Obama has created.  Most importantly, he was able to demonstrate that the security of the US, the loyalty of allies and, yes, the development of “partnerships” depend first on the vitality of our economy.  Mitt reminded us in all three debates that our economy doesn’t have much vitality and that the responsibility for that rests squarely on Obama’s shoulders.

Mitt was calmer, less confrontational and showed more willingness to collaborate than did Obama.  Obama painted the clear picture.  At no time did he talk about having included Republicans anywhere, in any discussions.  Mitt demonstrated understanding of the problems, offered different recommendations and was clearly more ready to work with diverse politics.  Obama, in his own words, simply restated his vision – no plan, just vision.  You know what, it is the same vision he shared with us four years ago. 

As BHO moved through is plan of attack, he talked about Mitt’s plans for additional spending on our military.  I remember this being aggressively and exhaustively discussed during Debate #2.  Mitt was clear, he wasn’t increasing spending, he was talking about not accepting the disastrous reduction in spending — two different things.  Obama got it wrong then and he got it wrong again.  However, that wasn’t such an important part of this discussion.  Romney pointed out that our Navy had taken a serious hit and that more was going to happen.  The US Navy will be smaller than it was in 1916 (I think that was the date).  Obama, very disrespectfully, went into his “Battleship Game” analogy.  At the time, I wondered if he planned that or it just came to mind then — you know the whole” horses and bayonets” thing.  Inventive, but not true analogy.  What Obama doesn’t know is that the number of ships has declined to a point lower than we need to support operations that defend  our national security.  What he doesn’t know is that it takes lots of ships ferrying supplies — weapon systems, medical and food supplies, water purification equipment, base camp supplies that include tents, cots, sleeping bags, pots & pans, you name it – to sustain a mission.  Oops, forgot the Marines – “Semper Fi.”  They travel by ship, too.  Having led an operation that established such supply ships during my time in the military, I know what I’m talking about.  Obama doesn’t.  Whether Obama actually sought input from the Joint Chiefs or not, they are under the command of POTUS and if told to build a plan to reduce spending by $2 Trillion, they will come up with a plan.  I would like to have been a fly on the wall in that meeting.

As I continue this post, I am falling more in line with Mitt’s plan than I was during and immediately after that last debate.  Obama told some lies and made some outlandish statements.  Was Mitt totally accurate?  No, but Obama was the winner in the “false” or “mostly false” categories.  The reason for that might be based in his insistence to “quote” data.  He was disrespectful and rude in a couple of cases and, man, did he ever interrupt.

Anyway, I wanted to talk about one more thing – another falsehood perpetrated by our President.  That is his short-term memory regarding his attempts to secure a Status of Forces Agreement in Iraq.  He attacked Romney on Romney’s position that we should probably still have troops in Iraq.  While Obama was coming up with a total withdrawal of forces, Romney was saying that some troops should stay to help secure and maintain the gains we made over there.  Obama tried to sell the tale that it was Obama that brought all the troops home, which enabled more to go to Afghanistan.  He chided Romney by saying if Romney were in charge; we’d still have troops over there because Romney was against the recall.  Truth be told, Obama was trying to keep troops there too.  He sent Biden and Clinton to Iraq to negotiate a Status of Forces Agreement.  Obama wanted a Status of Forces Agreement in place.  Why, because one needs a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) in place when troops are to be deployed to the country.  Yup, Obama, probably at the behest of his military leaders, wanted to keep forces there as well.  That was one of the biggest lies he’s told this year.  I remember the SOFA debacle when it happened, but it was brought clearly to the surface when Mitt mentioned it during the debate.

Well, that’s about it for me.  Did Mitt lose the debate.  I think Obama performed better, but Mitt was more honest with us and Obama was disrespectful, almost demeaning, throughout.  I think Romney folks are still Romney folks as Obama folks are still with him.  As for the undecided, if they listened to the delivery, Obama won.  If they listened to the content then Mitt won.  It’s up to you, but my hope is with Mitt.

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