June 13th, 2011
You know that things for the Progressive-Liberals are not going so terribly well when the cream of the Liberal crop begin to retract their fatally flawed ideological ideas back into their respective shells much like a turtle under grave duress. Yet this retreat appears to be the latest phenomena with regard to the art of the Conservative refutation. One of the reasons that we began running regular rebuttal pieces was actually based on a lifetime of personal experience. You certainly know the feeling: Minding your own business, meandering through your favorite newspaper when you finally make it to the Opinion section.
Can you make it out alive, often becomes the penultimate question once you began reading.
By the time you've struggled your way through the various Leftist opinions, your eyes are bulging, spittle flying from your lips as oaths seep out, nostrils a-flare in exaggerated irritation. Anyone unlucky enough to be around at the time begins to worry about your obvious blood pressure spike and your mysterious but sudden lack of emotional control. This was the thing that we sought to remedy, in part, by highlighting and refuting Leftist cupidity for what it is, and by golly it seemed to work, well...at least until recently.
You see, the collective targets of our past rebuttals, which have seen a fairly rapid rise in readership over time, have been mystifyingly dry as of late, and this is not due to any of our own editorial designs. The problem, be it good or bad, is one of not exactly being in a "target rich environment" of late. We had previously sought to directly challenge and address gaudily prominent Liberal misinformation on a fairly consistent basis in the form of a salty refutation. Lately, however, we have had precious little to work with. So, at some point, we simply must begin to wonder what exactly is up?
Desperately Seeking Superfluous
From 2008 through 2010, one could throw a stick in virtually any direction and hit any number of beyond ridiculous opinions perpetrated by the Mainstream Media's Leftist Columnists, an undeniable fact it was.
Truthfully, I can remember, over the past several weeks, actually feeling the need for drawing a bead and to serve it up both coldly and in belligerent earnest. I found myself actually traveling from one prominent columnist's site to another to see what sort of drivel they were spewing, but what I found of late is more of a trickle than a gush, which sets my eyebrows to stitching in consternation. Normally, these left-leaning columns were so flagrant and disingenuous that one had to figuratively hold one's nose in a death pinch just to get through the blasted things without literally gagging on the bile of Obama beatification, if not far, far worse.
But the Liberal manifestos of only a short while ago are not nearly so prolific by the major players, it now seems. So, as a former Alaska Governor, and a personal favorite of mine, is often fond of saying, "how's that hopey-changey thing working out for you now" Lefties? Hearty Condolences must be in order, one should think.
Oh, don't get me wrong, these Leftward Leaning Opinionists are still up to their traditional nonsense, albeit just not quite so...confidently...now, and with far less proliferation, it would seem, and yet who can blame them, all things being equal? Their agenda has fallen and it just can't seem to get up under the prescription of their champion, the One and Only, the Mortal Messiah, and the never-wrong but often misunderstood, Supreme Leader Obama.
I can recall recently reading a Leonard Pitts column on the Washington DC police who were brutally arresting people for "heinously" dancing at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. "Oh this should be good," I initially thought. As it turns out, I could have actually written Pitts' column myself, such was the stunning lack of Liberal angst. Good ole' Paul Krugman was next; surely he would having something juicy to strike at. Alas, not so much. Krugman still wants more government stimulus and stubbornly sticks to the wonkish side of things lately, the stimulus being an argument that has been rejected as fictional way back towards the end of 2009, which we have proven ourselves to be unarguably correct time and time again. So what's the point in beating that dead horse?
EJ Dionne. Some material there, but not enough to sew together a decent rebuttal. Thomas J. Friedman, still smarting over the Arab Spring that has turned into an Islamic fascist movement--that he and many others were calling a "flowering democracy movement" only months earlier. Um...we held the shockingly correct and differing opinion there as well, as opposed to you, Sir Thomas, it should have been Arab Scream not Spring. Michael Gerson, seemingly staying out of the Conservative line of fire as of late, also wrong on the Arab Spring, by the way, Bravo Michael, Bravo! Ellen Goodman: Well, she retired back in 2009, only two weeks after we made her stand in front of the class with her cute little Leftist nose snuggled up against the chalkboard. Did we do that? Nah, she wrote a ridiculous piece and we called her out on it among a number of others, but ours seemed to get top billing in the search strings.
Ruth Marcus, being one of the more intellectually honest ones, which really isn't saying much, and a large number of others, are all writing uncharacteristically cautiously, it would seem. So have they moderated, one might inquire? No, would be the answer, they have simply been repeatedly proven wrong in virtually every Liberal agenda that they have endorsed over the past several years. So what's any semi-thinking Leftist with a career to think about actually do? Proceed Conservatively? Indeed!
They appear to be finally learning, but only for now.
As with all things truly Liberal, sometimes a catalyst is needed in order to smoke the Leftistly wayward out in full, and who better to do that than the lovely and talented Sarah Palin. When Palin embarked on her "One Nation" tour, not even we Conservatives could ever have dreamed of the angst it would cause the Axis Press and their Liberal Acolytes, the Mainstream Columnists. And at the forefront of this plague of left-wing blow-hards was none other than the ever-so-cunning Dana Milbank. Milbank, to me, often seems to operate much like an ideological chameleon, similar to Gerson, in fact. While it is painfully obvious to the true Conservatives both who and what Milbank ascribes to be, he has a way of writing that often leaves many in doubt.
So bad had it become, at one point, that upon seeing search string after search string pop up in our site analytics, asking the question is "Dana Milbank a Liberal?" I decided to write a quick report answering this question and did so with facts which emanated from none other than Milbank himself. Sometimes, one need only look at that which a subjective writer is constantly attacking in order to understand what, precisely, their ideology is made up of. Milbank, historically, has made a lucrative career of always going after the Conservatives and attacking the most vibrant personalities rather than their ideas, in case you hadn't noticed.
Understanding The Smallish Minded
In that vein, it was Eleanor Roosevelt who stated that "great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and small minds discuss people." This is often why so many confuse the nature of Milbank who seems constantly preoccupied with the who rather than the what. He often refers to both the Liberals and the Conservatives as if they are each apart from him, but the Liberals certainly are not, and no one should be fooled by this ploy be it purposeful or otherwise. This is why so many have asked the question: "Will the real Dana Milbank please stand up?"
Ah! There he is now, he appears to be saying something and gesticulating madly...what's that? Oh, a Tour De Farce? Who? Oh, Sarah Palin got you down again, Dana? Well, you think you're angry now, Milbank, just wait until she's President. Talk about payback.
Milbank, it would seem, has something mean and nasty to say about Sarah Palin in volumes, and we are not surprised in the least. Milbank has taken issue with Govenor Palin and her "One Nation" tour, and he appears to be first at issue with Palin's two stopping points of choice: Fox News and Donald Trump. Indeed, Dana, you silly man, would you have expected her to visit with the New York Times and George Soros first? Not so terribly sure that she would have been well-received by either of those, as Milbank must have somehow gathered by now. Milbank also takes issue with the three foot letters of Sarah's name emblazoned on her bus and the fact that she appears to be seeking publicity.
Understanding The Largish Minded
Milbank, in a cloud of confusion, still doesn't seem to understand what Palin is doing. In fact, Milbank's entire column focuses on Palin's mad publicity tour because she doesn't appear to be running. So here it becomes necessary to clue Milbank and perhaps a few others in on what is actually happening with Palin, and I am glad to be the one to do it. Palin is not doing this for her looks; she is well-endowed in that respect. Sarah is not doing this for publicity; all she has to do is tweet her whereabouts to get tons of that. So listen carefully and learn: Palin is conducting an exploratory campaign to see how much money her SarahPAC can garner, along with how much presidential publicity she can access, along with understanding how popular her showing is to the people of the United States. It's simply that simple, and it is a brilliant way to preliminarily run without actually running. She is reserving the right to make that decision in what we could call a grand experiment.
Got it? Sheez, what a bunch of amateurs working at the Washington Post.
She is actually probing around, quite brilliantly, in order to ascertain if she has a meaningful chance at success at the Presidency. We do understand that Milbank doesn't understand this type of tactic, and yet we thought it should be painfully clear to those who keep their noses mired in politics. It's not about popularity at all Milbank, it's about being President, and if the Socialist Obama could do it, then...well, you know.
But to this we should also remind Milbank that, unlike the two of us, Palin is what is commonly referred to as a Celebrity, and she makes gazillions just by appearing; the only difference being that this fact doesn't bother me, or Conservatives in general, in the least, as opposed to Milbank and his brethren. In fact, MSNBC's Charlie Cook actually stated that "Palin won't run, she's making more money now than God ever intended her to make." Indeed that's true, but Cook's and Milbank's version of God in the form of the Obama Administration may have something to say about that, perhaps sooner rather than later, if they have their way.
An Illogical Premise
Milbank goes on to make what must be one of the strangest and gaudiest of comparisons yet when he wheels out none other than Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who has fittingly had enough of the Obama Administration. Milbank goes on to slather the praise on Gates while somehow drawing comparisons to Palin's tour and denigrating Palin at the same time. The comparison it must be noted,while creative, simply doesn't pass the smell test, a thing that has probably plagued Milbank for much of his life. Comparing Sarah Palin to Robert Gates is like comparing an Air Force One to the Capital building and oohing and awing over the marked differences between the two. An exercise in protracted buffoonery at best.
Milbank, in one stretch, remarks on how Palin is playing cat and mouse on Interstate 95 with the Axis Press while Gates is touring Asia and Europe. Should we mention the fact that Palin's tour is costing the American people nothing but a large number of the patriotic outbursts that Milbank despises? Should we also point out that a more accurate comparison might involve how much the Axis Press earns from either of the two when we compare reader draws between Gates and Palin? In fact, a media search string with the name Robert Gates yields a healthy 15.8 million Google responses, while Sarah Palin's Google response yields an astounding 81.8 million hits, and she's not even employed by the Government.
At least now we can begin to understand why the media is stalking Sarah. It's not because they hate her so much, but rather it's how they ingratiatingly use Palin to sell print for themselves while at the same time incessantly vilifying her--anteing up the pot in the process. So please don't talk to us anymore about how noble yours and the media's aims are when we can all clearly see what your efforts are actually about, Milbank.
But Milbank persists in the illusory comparison by noting how Gates agreed to stay on and work towards Obama's Authoritarian schemes and anti-constitutional war aspirations, while Palin chose to quit as Governor. It has become common knowledge that the reason that Palin quit, after her run for the Vice-Presidency, was due to the constant flow of harassment lawsuits which were being brought against her as Alaska's Governor by the Progressives. Palin is not even close to being a dummy, and she chose to quit rather than to spend the rest of her term defending herself as Governor in a court of law. No one liked her decision, but most of us could at least understand it, as evidenced by the recent release of her Alaskan emails. Milbanks own paper, the Washington Post, along with the New York Times, among others, actually invited readers to log in and help peruse the Palin emails for damaging facts which could then be forwarded to the attention of the editors.
These facts would then be used to excoriate Palin and vilify her in public. But where is the same journalistic professionalism in efforts against a Government that increasingly seeks to control and alter those same Citizen's lives? Or is it that the Washington Post has become the journalistic equivalent of TMZ? You see, Milbanks says himself that Palin is nothing more than a celebrity. If that be the case, then why the constant efforts to destroy her, Sir, and I use that term euphemistically. It would appear that Milbank might wish to move closer to Hollywood and further away from the Inner-Beltway, his muckraking talents clearly belonging more in the vein of Celebrity Deathwatch than pretending to pursue Watergate-types of Government excess.
Milbank goes on to establish and typify a non-existent dueling Gates-Palin tour and states that it shows the best and the worst in American public life, noting that Gates exemplifies the best tradition of service while Palin is a study in selfishness. Here we must stop and pointedly inquire if Milbank or Gates, either one, performs their selfless tasks for free? Do either of these men skulk away from the limelight when proffered the opportunity? If the answer is no, then Milbank has once again played the ever-present Liberal Hypocrisy Card that Progressives love to throw out and--once again--we are not at all surprised.
We are all then treated to a litany of rantish adverbs from Milbank which include "self-aggrandizing For Palin, self-effacing for Gates, self-harmonized for Obama foreign policy, bulls-eyes for Palin and even blood libel for Palin as well." At this point, however, it becomes necessary to pause and say "wait just a minute Milbank."
Did you just say "Gates produced a self-harmonized American foreign policy?" The Mideast lies on fire and is in tatters, we are on the outs with virtually every nation we have contact with to include Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iran et al; can Milbank actually produce a fact that is not contra-indicated by the actual evidence? The simple truth is that Gates had nothing to do with either the failure or the success of foreign policy, per se. That role lies with both the State Department and the Obama Administration; to wit, things are not looking so very well in that regard, not even with Israel our strongest ally, for Heaven's sake. Next Milbank calls out virtually every individual within public service stating essentially that, if they do not wish to go home, then something is wrong with them, oddly allowing that "Gates heroically wants to go home while Palin may selfishly want to run for President."
Um...huh? The last we heard, Obama was seeking a second term, Dana; shall you vilify him as well for not wishing to depart for home, or perhaps Milbank has stumbled into a Tea Party-like anti-incumbent angst. If that be the case, then we are really surprised. It would be the first time Milbank actually identified with the Tea Party in at least one respect but he actually doesn't. Unfortunately, at this point Milbank begins to lose his grip on mental lucidity as his column moves out into the fringe of Leftist politics. Milbank perfunctorily begins to elucidate Palin's highly-successful resume' of very recent accomplishments, as if they were somehow a horrid crime against political nature:
- Palin's TLC Show--Stunning ratings
- Bristol's Dancing With The Stars Appearance--Stunning Ratings
- Palin's stoking the Birther Conspiracy, causing Obama to produce a possible forgery
- Palin's utilizing Lear 60 or larger private jets (Pelosi still has her beat there)
- Sarah's wildy popular Rolling Thunder appearance--Massive draw
- The crowd-drawing "Pizza With Trump" episode--Media makes wads of cash on story
- The flattering new movie about Palin--results to be seen
- The onslaught of TV news choppers at every event--a veritable Superstar
- The successful SarahPAC funding effort
Then Milbank moves into a list of Gates' seeming accomplishments, which would seem to simply go along with the job that Gates was hired to do. Signing death letters and admitting that we were in trouble in Iraq, along with banning a standing gag order of our returning dead, are things that Milbank finds to be beyond-stunning accomplishments. Doesn't take much to impress Milbank, would be our response. Gates did do a number of things that were great, but Gates, we would have to point out, faltered mightily in other areas, as well. But what could one expect under a President who loves to loathe the US military while using them profligately to meet his own aims.
Meet Milbank's Personal Hero: "Moi"
At this point, however, we must point out a quote from Gates in which he also euphemistically stated the following:
Pshh! Don't anyone tell Dana about this, he will be furious if he finds out after writing his poorly executed piece.
Milbank goes on to speak to Gates' frankness on many subjects, while even crowing about Gates disagreeing with Obama on his attack of Libya. Wow, he actually disagreed with Obama, and this makes Milbank admiring of Gates? Then I must be a super hero in Milbank's eyes in that respect, because I disagree with Obama on virtually everything. But that's OK, Dana, you need not write an entire column about me with a comparison to Mahatma Gandhi, although that might make infinitely more sense than the one that you just wrote.
Milbank then ends his column with a bit of wishful thinking, in hoping that Sarah Palin might consider emulating Robert Gates' recent quote in which he stated, "The best thing that I could do when I get out of here, for at least some period of time, is keep my mouth shut."
So Milbank wishes Palin to keep her mouth shut, to include every other Conservative in America, no doubt. However, we must point out that we hope Dana Milbank continues his ridiculous comparisons and Liberal politics of individual persecution for at least a little while longer.
I mean, where else will we find any useful material for our rebuttals?
June 13th, 2011
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June 6th, 2011
It would now appear that the Democratically inspired, Rino approved onslaught against America's independence and freedom has been doubled down upon as of late. As the Conservatives battle to drag the leftist perpe-traitors out into the light--along with their ideas--increasingly intensifies, an ensuing battle by members of the Left becomes joined. Now, what could be described as the Mother of all tug-of-wars has ensued, as the Conservative media, Legislators and citizens on the Right wage ideological war against the axis press and their commanding minions on the Left, both laying siege to one another in earnest.
But, as luck would have it, just when a crescendo is reached and the tension is about to become overwhelming, a tiny voice can be heard, a pause ensues and we barely hear the words being uttered:
"Send in the clowns"
The clowns then dutifully arrive in the form of one cunningly goofy Congressman. We resultantly discern, as a brief respite settles into the pitched melee, that it is no longer a secret to be vaguely understood over time:
Modern day Progressives have become beyond expert at gleefully sneaking away with our Liberties and then hastily burying them while snickering about their terrible task as if it were a game, deflecting their true intent and their baser nature all the while.
However, with this particular clown's arrival, we can detect a whole new paradigm rather unceremoniously at play as it regards our liberties. We are now given to understand that New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, an extraordinarily liberal and outspoken Progressive Democrat, has seemingly taken the ignominious talent of Freedom's incarceration onto an entirely new and even headier level in that Weiner's abilities have transcended into the taking of even indecent liberties as well, and he doesn't even need a fake nose.
Weiners Wobble But they Don't Fall Down
Indeed, Weiner has, by virtue of his Tweets, been publicly sending out pictures of his extra-congressional appendage, among other things, to one or perhaps even several college students in Seattle, if not others. Of course Weiner had previously denied this charge and insisted that his "tweeter was hacked," which left the political world rolling about the floor in mirthful derision. It was the first time most of us had ever heard of the male member's virtual hacking as opposed to physical hacking.
But, after an embarrassingly endless parade of interview after interview, we finally came to the conclusion that the pain one ultimately suffers from a tweeter hacking, be it virtual, intentional, or otherwise, seems to endow quite equally, on the face of the thing. Never mind his jealously hacked-off wife along with her prospective hacking capabilities, yet to be determined. For the wayward Congressman Weiner, we would recommend a password protected, impregnable Protective Cup, and the sooner the better, and not for its traditional purpose, we might add.
And yet we could not fail to notice one other thing also, that as it so often goes with surnames of Anglo-Saxon descriptive origins, the genetic proclivities of a given namesake continually seem to surface in spades. To wit, a Smith being for Blacksmith, Wheelright for the trade of a Wheelmaker, Carpenter and so forth. In this particular vein, at least we now completely understand the origins of Weiner's namesake, and on multiple levels, alas.
However, it should be noted that not exactly everyone is laughing at the Weinerish Weiner.
It seems now that the quality of Weiner's previous constituency has risen considerably. As a result of these most recent antics he now has inspired those comely cradles of human reproduction, the porn star queens, who have begun avowing their true lust for both Weiner and his diminutive second, all true. A definite step up for the wayward Congressman's former base, no doubt. With his new and highly desired porn star base and their self-stimulating political agenda, the sky is now the limit for Weiner, especially should he decide to resign.
One thing's for certain, the puckish arrogance of Weiner has met its end and good riddance to the one if not the both.
But, while remaining on the subject of obsessive-weiner compulsive disorder for a bit longer, Former NC Senator and Presidential candidate John Edwards has been having weiner-inspired problems of his own. It now seems that the Senator could face as long as thirty years in jail for trying to hide his affair and illegitimate child from both his wife and the world, during his campaign for President.
The Department of Justice, as a result, has once gain swung into heroic action in an effort to make an example of this horrible injustice and thereby staunch the possibility of future Democratic candidates getting into trouble with female admirers, and then trying to hide those flings by having a rich friend pay to cover them up.
A thing that has most obviously reached such implications for US society, if not security as a whole, that it makes the trillion dollar border control problem look like a misunderstanding between rivaling tots over who gets the happy meal toy in comparison. Apparently the repeated Clinton and then Edwards episodes have simply become to much for the immoral minority leftists to tolerate.
However, the one thing that troubles both I and a number of others with regard to the Edwards witchhunt is the fact that no campaign funds were ever used by Edwards' agents in their wayward cover-up efforts, as confirmed by authorities and a Charlotte Observer news story. So, the question then becomes, what is actually being charged? And this is where the case being brought by the prosecutors appears to fall in on itself like a house of cards. The Justice Department will try to make the case that the funds used were in concert with campaign funding or something rather oddly to that effect. We began then to wonder who, exactly, did Edwards anger and why for this vengeful vendetta? It would seem that the man has already suffered greatly enough, perhaps not.
Just Five Days of Zealotry
But if this then reaches the level of a crime against society then what about the trillion dollar stimulus and the way those funds were used? Was that not an even worse transgression against US society? What about the billions of campaign donations that cannot be tracked to the Obama campaign? What about the billions of dollars that went to ACORN and by whose authority? What about the concerted efforts to bring down the US economy albeit by political or even Globalist efforts? which of these are the more damaging? Who authorized the operation fast and furious guns to Mexico and how many American and Mexican Nationals were killed by this particular effort? Are these less worthy than going after a morally wayward Presidential candidate? Or do the politics of persecution hold sway over true American security concerns and a continual erosion of our basic freedoms?
In fact, as America's economic freedom continues to be placidly eroded away, we have also seen a diminishment of our Civil liberties which are continually being chipped away by our liberally inspired congressional zealotry. The Department of Justice's response, in this regard, amounts to crickets chirping at best. Most individuals, indeed even the experts, will more often than not, unrepentantly fail to acknowledge the linkage of these two ideas, and yet the connections between both economic and individual liberties are as undeniable as is the essential Constitutional foundation by which both of these ideas are constructed upon.
In fact the entire Constitution, as stated many times before, was built upon the precepts of individual property and the fact that these rights lie inalienable, or at least they did for awhile. For example, in the past five days the following are news articles which probably failed to capture the American populace's attention due to a direct result of their either working harder in order to survive the Obama economic nightmare or due directly to a resigned antipathy of exhaustion, as America continues its slide even further into the Twilight Zone:
(1) The Left's Lie About Death Panels
In a report written only eight years earlier, Obama adviser Sunstein stated, in a congressional hearing recently, that the younger man who wrote that report was a far different one than sits before the congressional commission at present. Indeed, an expected answer would be our response. In fact Sunstein had essentially stated that the old were not to be given the same prescribed amount of care than the younger individuals. This, if you are a Statist one supposes, would make perfect sense being that the denial of care to the aged would be paramount for the State to save and redistribute funds. Sunstein, who is 56 years-old, apparently had a life altering experience which totally changed his unholy views since the tender and impressionable age of 48 years. Right. Can you say big brother? Never mind euthanasia.
(2) The Birth Certificate Is A Constitutional Eligibility Issue Ignored
In a story filed by Worldnet Daily, Dr. Jerome Corsi stated that the recent resignation of Council Bob Baur was directly related to Baur's participation in the release of Obama's certificate of live Birth. The story states that Baur feared that the published problems with the certificate would not stand up to any serious scrutiny by the FBI, Congress or even the mainstream media. In fact Corsi believes that the problems for Obama's eligibility to be President are just now beginning to unwind as the rumored cover-up comes to a head. Corsi further states that when Baur received the actual copy of the certificate, he then realized that the Hawaii DOH had participated in the fraud as evidenced by the oddly xeroxed facsimiles. Corsi states that this information comes to him from a mole in the Hawaii DOH and only further demonstrates by the numbers of readers to our article alone, the birther issue and its no confidence vote by the people has reached epic proportions.
(3) Top GOP Candidate Resurrects The UN's Global Redistributive Cause
In a bow to Newt Gingrich's recent attempts at abject failure, Romney has followed suit in trying to impress the beltway elites that he, also, is a true believer in their global warming religion. With Romney's recent problems with Obamacare and Gingrich's recant on that same subject, Romney has apparently decided to go all out in his efforts to appear as a Neo-Conservative Rino thereby ruining his chances at winning the primary. The problem with Global warming theory is what the United Nations is trying achieve with it in their efforts at global redistribution via cap and trade taxes which could subjugate the US and therefore your intrinsic rights. If Romney sticks to this agenda, he might as well pull the coffin-lid down on his presidential aspirations.
(4) Lies Covering Impending Economic Loss Of Freedom Equals Loss Of Liberty
Defining the exact relationship between America's loss of economic freedoms and how that paradigm can be directly proportional against our loss of Constitutional freedoms, this study provides us with a truly teachable moment. The fact that American politicians and the media have failed to both define and outline the problems that the American people face speaks to an eco collapse of, once gain, epic proportions. The ongoing guarantee of American prosperity is nothing more or less that a fantasy and yet that feeling seems to pervade America's overall persona-- that all will be well--even if we do nothing. Government debt, municipal debt, manufacturing jobs, the stimulus all have been operative at bringing America to the breaking point and each of these issues have been inspired by Liberal spending policies. Your freedom to purchase has been compromised.
(5) US Foreign Aid Falls Outside Of The Intent Of The American People
Why would the US actually offer billions in foreign aid to Countries that buy US Treasury bonds? If these countries have the billions to buy our bonds, why are we giving them foreign aid in the first place? A question for the ages, no doubt, but also now for certain inquiring Senators from the Right. Sen. Tom Coburn took issue with the fact that we are offering aid to these countries and for good reason. Is the aid payola for investments or are we simply throwing our money away? Coburn makes the distinction that we should probably be spending this money at home rather than spewing it around like a drunkard at a wet t-shirt contest. The taxing of Americans to fund foreign interests that are against American values definitely falls outside of the Constitution.
(6) Despite Harrowing Economic Conditions Obama Wants Even More Of Your Property
Sometimes a re-phrasing of the premise of a mainstream media news article works even more effectively than one originally written by the Conservative media, especially in this case. In this report, the President was addressing members of the Democratic party who want Obama to stand firm and raise taxes on the so-called rich, and a number of others, at the next opportunity. The simple fact is that American business and those individuals who run businesses can simply not withstand any greater increases. Most of us who own business are already out of breath from trying to keep our companies running in a downward spiraling economy in the first place. A giant sucking sound of Democrats being pulled from office is the most obvious effect of this particular campaign mandate, so bring it on Mr. President and you Democrats. Make our day, please, you are killing business and therefore jobs with your increasingly ignorant utterances.
(7) Authoritarians Still Making Unconstitutional Laws While Ignoring Others
This bill authored by a authoritarian Liberal and co-authored by a Rino in Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Delaware Sen. Coons could lead to jail-time if passed for those hardened criminals who seek to embed a video within a webpage. The thing speaks for itself, in that you can criminally come over our borders and reside like a leech within a sanctuary city and illegally usurp funds that were not intended for you, if you are an alien. But if you are a sovereign citizen and embed a Youtube video, you could be locked up for years. This is why we are mad...that we actually pay for this nonsense to be imposed upon us speaks to the sad state of affairs in America. It also speaks to a radical leftist agenda that coddles aliens while persecuting citizens, yet another foray into anti-Constitutionalism.
(8) The Government Is Colluding With Leftists To Censure The Web
Judicial watch, a web organization, explains how Socialist-Democratic appointees took over the FCC and then joined with a left-wing group in fashioning net neutrality rules. Surely they would not seek to gain political advantage by controlling free speech on the net, now would they? Heavens no, impossible! No self-respecting Liberal authoritarian would ever seek to control anything as private as the internet or even Healthcare...right? Your first amendment rights are even now under assault by censure.
(9) The Most Basic Of Constitutional laws Are Being Ignored By The Judiciary
A Federal Judge appointed by none other than Bill Clinton actually forbade prayer by anyone, including students, at a Texas graduation. The Judge actually indicated that anyone who prayed would be arrested. This idiotically poor excuse for a judge was later overruled by appeal, however the sting can still be felt. What if the appeals court had supported the Judge? What kind of a precedent would have been set? Has this judge been fired or debenched? Doubtful, and yet the anti-bible thumpers were whooping and hollering for awhile. What fools surround us indeed. China, we are slowly becoming, it would appear.
(10) The Intent Of The Healthcare Mandate Was Never About Cheaply Insuring Everyone
The lack of true eloquence within the Obama administration would be stunning if it were not so comical. However, the Marxist inspired Obamaphibians were spooled up to full-fool power when the Solicitor General actually stated the above gem in front of a Federal appeals court in Virginia regarding the Healthcare Mandate. In fact after reading this account of the rather comical Obama Attorney, virtually anyone should be amazed that Obamacare has made it this far. This foolish attorney was trying to reference the interstate commerce clause in connection with a civil rights case that actually had nothing to do with the Healthcare or even commerce. But the argument that someone should make less money to avoid the mandate seems to fly in the face of the stated intent of the law in the first place which was to insure everyone at a reasonable cost. Indeed....
The interesting thing that seems to keep surfacing as we move through these facts over just the last few days, is the uncommon arrogance associated with the Obama administration along with his still Democratically controlled Senate.
So if anyone can read of all of this anti-freedom, anti-constitutional, pro-redistributive, Socialistic nonsense and still come away with the thinking that their freedoms are not being constantly assaulted....then perhaps they do indeed deserve the pain that will soon be upon us all, if we do not begin correction and quickly.
And these instances have just occurred over a period of five short days. Just imagine the antithetical Unbeliever's Bible that one could write over an entire year of this Constitutional mayhem of inexcusable excess.
May 30th, 2011
It's almost comical.
Eighteen months away from an election, which will ultimately determine America's course for the next decade, and both the Elites and the Democrats have already hedged the entire outcome on the premise of One Very evil Man's violent death.
It gets even better, however, because Bin Laden's demise, at the ostensible command of the Liberal Elite in Chief, being President Barack Obama, may have marked the first time that the Progressive Democrats actually agreed and even heartily approved of Capital Punishment, even though it was delivered summarily by a heinous bullet manufactured by the Right within the field of battle, no less.
Granted, it's really not so terribly hard to fathom why the Liberals have suddenly become so leeringly hawkish on State administered death, because when you get right down to it, what else do they have? Plenty, is the answer from those of us who make up the Conservative majority, or perhaps more specifically, an extreme lack of plenty. You see, what the Progressives don't wish us to look at very closely, or even remotely acknowledge in passing, is the sad state of spiraling decline that America finds herself in after not even three years of unabashedly Liberal policies being blanketed all over our wounded land.
Change We Can Hardly Believe
Regardless of the economic detritus that we see gathering all around us, the Media's wistfully nonchalant economic reports will repeatedly insist to us that the Great Recession ended in late 2009 due directly to the policies of change we can believe in. This despite the fact that unemployment still remains stubbornly high across the entire US. The news reports will additionally tell us that inflation is not even a factor, while leaving out the fact that both sky-rocketing energy and food costs are now not actually included within the inflationary indices. But there is also one other bit of grasping at ideological straws that both the mainstream media and the Democrats are trying to massage into holographic fiction despite all evidence to the contrary.
This fiction being perpetrated by the media has most recently begun crowing in vengeful victory concerning the exaggerated demise of Paul Ryan's Medicare budget plan due to a surprised nation's district 26 House election in New York. What the media has even more comically suggested to us is that this particular election was a bellwether event for the Liberal Democrats in that a dizzy denizen of the Left actually won the blasted thing. Now, how does one obscure election in the liberal Northeast, resulting in the sole victory of a lone Democrat, somehow foreshadow the momentous results, not seven months earlier, in which the Conservative vote swept the land and turned Liberal politics on its ear?
No doubt an interestingly faulty conclusion by both the Media and the Left and even by some Republican faint-hearts in Congress which fails to acknowledge the actual truth. Yet it is a fictional conclusion which we should ruefully acknowledge, as Conservatives, simply because it serves as a rejoined warning to us all that victories are rarely for certain, even now.
A Duplicitous Media
This then brings us to the intrinsic fact that the media will tell us everything they would desire us to hear and show us everything they would desire us to see, while stubbornly avoiding the damning evidence that points to a far different set of circumstances altogether.
These circumstances speak to the fact that In the past, whenever America had entered a point of extreme economic difficulty, she would, in fairly short order, battle her way out and do so with trumpets blaring and flags waving. In the past, the concerted efforts of a powerful free market, coupled with a Government smart enough to either get out of the way or at least help in euphemistically clearing the path, had always won the day and done so masterfully.
But this time something is entirely different and America continues its struggle to power a way out of her quagmire. So what is the exact nature of this vexing problem, and how do we finally solve it and move forward?
The answer to this question was recently enunciated by none other than a cabinet member of the Obama Administration himself. Departing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recently stated that "America's entitlement overstretch will soon crowd out the readiness of its ultra-modern military," or put in other words:
"America can either be a welfare state or a superpower but certainly not both.''
A Fictitious Stimulus
On February 13th of 2009, the US economic stimulus package was passed with no Republican votes. The total stimulus package resulted in nearly $ 1 trillion dollars of newly incurred debt, even after the mammoth expenditures associated with the financial bailouts and loans to various "too big to fail" businesses and foreign governments in late 2008 and early 2009. These outlays left treasury coiffures--that had already been exhausted--now depleted even further. What we didn't know at the time was that most of the actual funds would go to state and local governments so that Union jobs would not be at risk.
In fact, very little private industry or infrastructure payouts would be achieved. The other half of the stimulus would go towards tax credits and the like delivered to the most favored of companies specializing in projects that ranged from green energy pursuits and human capital needs, to even tuition tax credits. It was--in effect-- a Liberal slush fund granted to the most favored that achieved nothing less than redistribution in its essence.
At the time of the stimulus' passage, one can recall the media crowing incessantly at how great this would all turn out, while the Obama Administration somehow promised that the stimulus would keep unemployment at or below 8 % and would immediately impact private industry. Obama, much later on, would disingenuously admit that he simply hadn't understood the concept of shovel-ready jobs which equates to a tacit acknowledgment that the stimulus was simply a huge waste to the populace as a whole. Several months after its passage, and while only a small proportion of the stimulus had actually been spent, Conservative concerns had already turned towards the specter of inflation and what it might do to the economy later on, as talk of repeal fell on deaf Congressional ears.
As it turns out, our inflationary fears were answered in less than 24 months, as inflation had begun to rage out of control. From January of 2009 to May of 2011, the cost of fuel skyrocketed by 200% to nearly $ 4.00 per gallon in most areas, once again leaving the populace gasping and beleaguredly wondering what's next? Obama's war on fossil fuels had taken its toll, along with an ambivalent stance on Mideast peace which threw cautionary efforts at stability to the winds. The President's much earlier avowed goal of $ 7 dollar per gallon gasoline might soon be realized as industry after industry experiences cost increases exponentially.
From transportation to service companies, each business has been forced to increase its charges as a direct result of fuel costs, which then predictably marches inflationary pressures upwards across the board. By May of 2011, staple foods such as sugar, corn and soybeans increased by anywhere from 30% to 178%, placing yet another burden on the American populace, and thereby the world, as a result.
Obama's backhanded procedure of granting lip service to energy independence on the one hand while establishing moratorium after moratorium on wells, leases and even permits had worked smashingly. The President's efforts to salve this wound were, even more ironically, aimed at other nations' efforts at oil exploration. Obama, at the ostensible peak of America's energy concern, traveled to and extended billions in credits to Brazil for oil exploration even while fawning over their interests at becoming one of America's greatest energy providers. So much for energy independence.
In January of 2009, when Obama took office, the national debt stood, after the meltdown, at $ 10.6 Trillion dollars. After an unparalleled orgy of Democratically controlled Government spending throughout 2010, January of 2011 found that the public debt had skyrocketed by nearly half to over $14.3 Trillion dollars. Despite complete control of both legislative branches of Congress, the executive branch and the media as well, a 2010 budget resolution was never passed, this due to the Democrats' fears of voter outrage as the 2010 elections drew near. The $ 14 Trillion dollar man had a plan, and it was working.
2010 soon became known as the year of continuing resolutions, as hundreds of government programs were left in languish until Congress, at regular intervals, decided to fund various government outlays for several more months. Throughout the period of 2009 and 2010, the screws of government regulation tightened profusely as fear began to take hold of the American populace. Whispers of controlling radio,the Internet and even free speech began leaching out of the government.
The banks had practically closed down their lending due to new government regulatory controls, while all manner of industry, and even Capitalism itself, was being attacked. Insurance companies, banks, even certain members of the media itself were being threatened and even enjoined by Government.
Shattered Economic Freedom
In January of 2009, the world ranking of US economic freedom stood at 5th in the world. By the time the Liberal Democrats' soft-authoritarian schemes had taken full hold in the land, the American people would find that the US ranking of economic freedom had plunged to 9th in the world by 2011.
The Land of Freedom and Liberty had become an also-ran as the Constitution took on the ephemeral weight of tissue paper. A perfect storm of radical Liberalism had lowered the devastating maelstrom of Obamanomics into the heartland of America. The impossibly wide swath of economic damage left in its wake found the American people shaken and gasping once again.
After all of the ravages and the instability caused by the incessant unconstitutional onslaught perpetrated by the Statists, American Business still stood, swaying bravely on its feet. Even staggering, at times, the US free market battled on. Every time business pushed ahead and the economy began grinding forth, the Progressives would then hatch yet another legislative plan that would creak the US economy to a halt once again. The Progressives, while ravenously suckling the teet of Capitalism's largess, seemed to jealously rage at their own need of its provender. The greatest free market anathema--being instability and irritation--was the one thing that the Statists could provide and in plenty.
Throughout 2009, the Obama Administration, despite upheaval appearing in virtually every sector of the economy, was rather oddly preoccupied with healthcare and Cap and Trade. As one of the significant engines of the American economy, being housing and construction, had increasingly fallen into decline, the focus of the Progressives remained locked onto healthcare. The healthcare industry, comprising over 1/6 th of the US economy and the age-old darling of Statists the world over simply could not be ignored. Reams of both debate and legislation were also being aimed at taxing carbon emissions. As a result of this neglectful meandering, the number of long-term unemployed increased from a high of 2.6 million in 2009 to over 6.4 million individuals by January of 2011.
While US industry both watched and waited on the hows and the whens of Obamacare's passage along with Cap and trade, the naturally derived economic instability once again caused a sputtering economy to come to a stop. While private industry and individuals were more than satisfied with their healthcare, the Liberal Democrats completely ignored the implores of the American people, which virtually begged for the Government to initiate job growth strategies. By mid-year 2011, the average cost of health insurance coverage would increase for many by up to 25% per person as a direct result of Obamacare. This after seeing average increases of anywhere from 7 to 12% in past years.
2011 would also see a total of 27 states suing the Federal Government over the healthcare mandate's constitutionality, while employers who always shouldered much of the costs, increasingly considered backing out of voluntary coverage altogether. As a result of Obamacare, families initially noticed their annual costs rise to over $ 10,800 per year. Doctors began backing out of government medicare contracts, many even getting out of private practice altogether. All of this while the Democrats slashed Medicare funding by $ 500 billion per year in order to facilitate Obamacare, while blaming the Republicans for efforting a repair of Medicare while there is yet time.
A Dark Comedy Of Errors
By June of 2011, the Obama Administration will have issued over 1,300 Obamacare waivers to the larger companies who requested them. Considerations of the Constitutional favoritism of waivers is rarely, if ever, brought up by the media. Questions of campaign funding to the Democrats as a result of the waivers are also largely ignored. The intrinsic achievement of hegemony commonly associated with Socialism has found its grasp, as favoritism begins to hold sway and true American social justice incrementally falls by the way side. The Liberals continue their swooning over Obama.
Even used cars have not gone unnoticed by the Statists. The ravages of the Obama Administration's cash for clunkers program, in which hundreds of thousands of perfectly operating vehicles are destroyed, caused used automobile costs to spiral out of reach, for many, in 2011. Now, what had been an easily accessible avenue to reliable transportation for youngsters and the economically disadvantaged, has surged upwards of 30% in one year. What began as a program to bolster auto manufacturing and sales has turned into a nightmare shortage of lessened US inventory, partially due to an arbitrary insistence on fuel-sipping vehicles by the Government and once again of course, short-sighted, ignorant policies.
American cities which once had been engines of wealth to virtually every walk of the Civil Society quickly find themselves falling into extreme decay and debilitating debt. Many even shutting down up to half of all schools and packing classrooms in at up to three times their normal size. Library after library shutters its doors in city after city. The onslaught of Illegals that had initially found their way into the Land of Plenty for opportunity has altered into a borderline battle of Mexican drug kingpins and warlords. Many within the populace have sought solace in the nightmare of drugs rather than the dreams of a life fulfilled, due directly to lack of potential economic furtherance.
Adding Insult To Injury
Children are now counseled against the Pledge of Allegiance and praying, while the exaltation of Government as God and cardboard for nourishment rules the day in our schools. The economic upheaval of quantitative easing by the US Treasury is further spiraling inflation upwards throughout the globe causing European governments to inch towards a domino effect of collapse. An already impoverished Middle East has begun to teeter and fall into the waiting arms of Islamic extremism and the ravishes of a strict adherence to an often barbaric Shariah law.
Talk, as a result, has shifted ever more increasingly to end-of-times scenarios, as natural and often violent weather cycles are, once again, blamed on man-made global warming. False Prophets have arisen from the masses and have taken advantage of millions, leading to financial collapse and even death in some cases. The nation has become fixated on rumors of a Manchurian candidate, and even forgeries of a birth certificate, as trust in the American Government quickly deflates and confidence incrementally expires.
The President has even casually dropped a longtime traditional observance of Israeli support by proffering a return to borders that could quickly ablate the nation of Israel's security. Egypt, as a result, has boldly allowed a historical terrorist avenue of entrance to open once again into Gaza, further compromising Israeli security and increasing the instability of an already tenuous position. The President, Still insisting, that a youth rooted in Muslim tradition holds no sway on his policy judgments.
Talk of an America descending into decline has become internationally infectious and has been bolstered by the President and his assistants as they insist that America can no longer be the engine that powers the world's economy.
A Government that once prided itself on operating in the background and being largely invisible, has suddenly surged to the forefront of American life. Creating policies, regulations and intrusions that no other American Government has even come close to in the past. The American people, as a result, begin to resent a burgeoning interdependence upon Government which has insidiously been birthed by the actions of this same a-strayed Government itself.
Its almost as if a large number of Americans find themselves in the throes of Stockholm Syndrome, and yet it is their own Government which has perpetrated the victimization of its masses into this twisted cognitive funk of a disorder.
So, if after all of this decline, deceit, devastation and dissolution still leads anyone into thinking that Americans will rush to the polls and unanimously vote for the stammeringly brilliant, $ 14 Trillion dollar man in Obama and four more years of this intrusive, train-wreck of a nightmare...then you might also be interested in investing in this once-in-a-lifetime program that we were recently made aware of.
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