Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Damage Done by the Current President

When I look at the damage done by the current President, it seems more likely that the nation is locked in a downward death spiral with no bottom in sight.
And even worse, the number of Americans who remain complacent, and willing to accept the 'new normal' is shocking.

But, as our pals at the NYSun note, we've been in difficult straits before, and all it takes are the right, the 'Right', policies to regain our former greatness.

1. " The thing to remember about the cataract of woe that has befallen our country is how fast things can be turned around. We may be in retreat overseas, with riots simmering in Missouri and the economy stuck in second gear. With the right policies, the right leadership, all that can be overcome.
2. But none of the GOP contenders is capturing this simple point .... It can be turned around, and fast....

3. .... making of that point .... was the valedictory speech given by the editor most associated with the Reagan Revolution, Robert Bartley of the Wall Street Journal.

4. .... he didn’t want to hear about the good old days — since our troubles were nothing compared to what we faced in the 1970s. He was referring to defeat in Vietnam, Soviet expansionism, the collapse of the gold-based monetary system, the rise of world inflation, economic stagnation, the Arab oil embargo, war in the Middle East, soaring unemployment.

5. ..... Henry Kissinger conceded that Bartley had been right to take a harder line than Nixon on the Soviet Union. Jack Kemp toasted Bartley’s leadership of the tax-cutting movement. Theodore Olson, who had won the Bush v. Gore lawsuit that cleared the way for George W. Bush to claim the White House, spoke of Bartley’s commitment to the Constitution.

6. Optimism, [Bartley] said, pays. “In human affairs, nothing is ever solved completely,” he said. He was for the steady application of sound policies, confident that economic and political freedom would triumph..... the president he backed, Ronald Reagan, who ran on the slogan “morning in America.”

7. This is the missing element in today’s politics. In 2008, President Obama promised hope and change. But he lacked the policy chops. The GOP today has the policy chops, but nailing the optimism is key.

8. Bartley stood for two big things. One was a military buildup to meet the Soviets. The other was economic growth.

9. Reagan took office in the wake of a recession (in 1980.... once the tax cuts came in, wow did the economy respond. At the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker choked off inflation by pushing up interest rates above 20 percent. And the value of the dollar on Reagan’s watch soared. (Measured in gold, it rose 38% to one-405th of an ounce of gold.)

a. Within nine years of when Reagan was sworn in, the Soviet Union was gone — voosh.

10. Under President Obama, the dollar has lost a third of its value (it’s up from its low but still down to barely more than a 1,300th of an ounce of gold). ... people feel poor. Unemployment is still above 6%, higher if you count people who’ve given up looking for work. ....the point Bartley stressed — how fast things changed once the right policies were brought to bear. Find the candidate who can give voice to that optimism, and that is the candidate with the winning formula."

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Obama urges Israel, "Not to destabilize the situation" over the slaughtered teens

STFU Obama! 
You aren't a  friend to Israel in fact quite the opposite. You allow murdering thugs to torture and kill Americans in Benghazi.  You are weak and a laughing stock around the world. Israel knows her security lies in strength, not cowardice.. Israel has the absolute right to seek justice so butt the hell out, and go tell your stupid stories to the Lesbian crowd, or go play another round of Golf!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fascism and Progressives: An Intimate Relationship

The first fascist nation was right here, in America, under the first Progressive President.
1. Here, ....check Woodrow Wilson's America:

a. Had the world’s first modern propaganda ministry
b. Political prisoners by the thousands were harassed, beaten, spied upon and thrown in jail for simply expressing private opinions.
c. The national leader accused foreigners and immigrants of injecting treasonous ‘poison’ into the American bloodstream
d. Newspapers and magazines were closed for criticizing the government
e. Almost 100,000 government propaganda agents were sent out to whip up support for the regime and the war
f. College professors imposed loyalty oaths on their colleagues
g. Nearly a quarter million ‘goons’ were given legal authority to beat and intimidate ‘slackers’ and dissenters
h. Leading artists and writers dedicated their work to proselytizing for the government.

2. Americans of the era saw it as such....and expelled the Democrats/Progressives/Liberals

They were thoroughly rejected by the voters in the election of 1920:

“The United States presidential election of 1920 was dominated by the aftermath of World War I and the hostile reaction to Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic president. Harding's victory remains the largest popular-vote percentage margin (60.3% to 34.1%) in Presidential elections after the so-called "Era of Good Feelings" ended with the victory of James Monroe in the election of 1820. ” United States presidential election, 1920 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“In the 1920 election, he and his running-mate, Calvin Coolidge, defeated Democrat and fellow Ohioan James M. Cox, in what was then the largest presidential popular vote landslide in American history since the popular vote tally began to be recorded in 1824: 60.36% to 34.19%.”
Warren G. Harding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
3. Obama- using the IRS against political enemies, spying on every citizen, assuming the rights of the legislative branch.....pretty much the textbook definition of a fascist regime.
4. Now this:

a. "Big chill: Feds want to scour Net, media for 'hate speech'

b. If two Democratic lawmakers have their way, Barack Obama’s Justice Department will submit a report for action against any Internet sites, broadcast, cable television or radio shows determined to be advocating or encouraging “violent acts.”

c. ....calls for the Justice Department and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to “analyze information on the use of telecommunications, including the Internet, broadcast television and radio, cable television, public access television, commercial mobile services, and other electronic media, to advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate.”

d.The bill does not define which actions by broadcasters would be considered to have encouraged violence, seemingly leaving that open to interpretation.

e. The Boston Herald took issue with the bill, calling it “frankly chilling”....seeking to “empower an obscure federal agency to begin scouring the Internet, TV and radio for speech it finds threatening.”
Read more at Big chill: Feds want to scour Net, media for ?hate speech?

Time for the current Americans to open their eyes.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

More Proof Krauthammer, ... Failed to Expose the Real Obama ... Was He Naive or Was He Dishonest?

Back in 2008, as I watched the run-up to the election, I recall being disappointed when Charles Krauthammer, speaking on Fox News, refused to identify Obama as a Socialist.
He would not even use the term.
1.  Charles Krauthammer: “Obama Has Never Been a Mystery” Where was the “Mystery” every other conservative was clearly able to see through him)

2. Charles Krauthammer is typically held in the highest regard by some media personalities on the right.... Krauthammer revealed to Bret Baier of Fox News that neither he nor George Will knew a thing about “the real” Barack Obama back in 2008 prior to the latter’s election to the presidency.

3. Let this sink in: Krauthammer and George Will , veteran media commentators—self-avowed “conservative” commentators—admit, and think nothing of admitting, that up until his election, they just couldn’t figure out what kind of president Obama promised to be. This is amazing.
Among those amazed by Krauthammer’s and Will’s professed ignorance was Rush Limbaugh.

4. On his nationally syndicated radio show, on October 28, Limbaugh remarked: “I am convinced that all conservatives know a statist and a big-government redistributionist when they see one, especially people like Krauthammer and Will.” In disbelief, he added: “It doesn’t compute with me that they didn’t know [who Obama really was].”.... Limbaugh understood him all too well.

5. At the time of the election of 2008, there was no conceivable justification for anyone, much less seasoned right-leaning commentators, to have had any doubts whatsoever about Obama.

a. His relationships with an array of radicals from the political cesspool of Chicago, radicals like convicted terrorist Bill Ayers, were well established.

b. ... two memoirs....revealed for all with eyes to realize it that Obama’s had been a lifelong preoccupation with racial identity—and racial politics.

c. ...Obama resisted efforts to provide legal protection for those infants who had survived botched abortions,...

d. ... on record for lamenting the fact that the United States Constitution makes no allowances for wealth redistribution—or what Obama and his ilk call “positive liberty.”

e. ... months before Obama was elected to the Oval Office, the name of Jeremiah Wright became known to the nation.Wright is an impassioned advocate of “Black Liberation Theology” and a close friend of Louis Farrakhan and the late Muammar Gaddafi.

f. For over 20 years Obama sat in the pews of Wright’s church, a church in which the congregation was routinely subjected to sermons chock full of racially-charged diatribes.... in which he memorably remarks that “white folks’ greed runs a world in need”—a line that Obama would approvingly draw upon himself.

6. And yet, we are expected to believe, Wright had no influence over the development of Obama’s worldview. Apparently, Krauthammer and Will did believe this.

7. ... if Obama had been white and had a track record of allying himself with neo-Nazis or Klansmen, or even had he been a little too close to “isolationists” like, say, Pat Buchanan or Ron Paul, Krauthammer and Will would’ve wasted no time to judge him for what he was .