Looking for Reason

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so. – Ronald Reagan

Obama “Here’s Your Sign”


A popular comedian, Bill Engvall, uses a catch line of “Here’s your sign” the basic premise of which is that stupid people should be given signs that say “I’m Stupid” in order to warn the rest of us not to put any faith in nor lend any credence to them.

While the left holds Obama up as a messiah and some sort of brilliant thinker, I on the other hand have long felt that he should be given one of Engvall’s signs, but this latest example only convinces me more of that fact. While campaigning at an event in Poland, Ohio last Friday resident Obama said that supply-side economics was a “theory” that it “has never worked.” Oh really? Well Mr. Obama either you’re a bald faced liar or your stupid, I’m honestly not sure which is more true.

I suppose if you believe that the Obama Stimulus package was a wonderful success, then you would believe this drivel too. In reality, it was billions of tax dollars wasted and the promised benefits never seen. Obama is flat-out wrong about the Kennedy & Reagan economic policies, they weren’t just theory that didn’t work, history proves it. In the nineties, the liberals were screaming, as they still do today, that Supply-Side Economics” was a failed experiment, however a policy study by the CATO institute published in 1996 shows the real truth. You can read the entire report [here], but I’ll synopsize it for you.

  1. Real economic growth averaged 3.2 percent during the Reagan years versus 2.8 percent during the Ford-Carter years and 2.1 percent during the Bush-Clinton years.
  2. Real median family income grew by $4,000 during the Reagan period after experiencing no growth in the pre-Reagan years; it experienced a loss of almost $1,500 in the post-Reagan years.
  3. Interest rates, inflation, and unemployment fell faster under Reagan than they did immediately before or after his presidency.
  4. The only economic variable that was worse in the Reagan period than in both the pre- and post-Reagan years was the savings rate, which fell rapidly in the 1980s. The productivity rate was higher in the pre-Reagan years but much lower in the post-Reagan years.

The report also shows that tax cut policies instituted by JFK before his assassination, had benefits in the late 1960’s that were even better than those seen in the Reagan years. It also debunked several popular “Reaganomics” lies such as “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer” the truth is that from 1980 to 1989 while the richest 5% saw their piece of the income pie raise from 16.5 to 18.3%, or just under 11%, the number of Americans making less than $10K per year in 1980 dropped from 66 to 62.6 million by 1989, a drop of 5%. Those making between $10K and $50K per year rose from 9.9 to 15.6 million, an increase of 60%. Further, those making less than $75K per year rose from 3 to 5.5 million an increase of 83%. So the truth is that the middle class fared much better than the poor or the rich, but everyone made out better. Isn’t Obama always claiming he’s looking out for the poor and middle-class? Then here’s the better path than his lame cry of “Tax the rich”.

His highness Obama is so far out of touch with reality, that it now surpasses being just a matter of policy disagreement. Remember this dunce recently said that the “Private sector is doing fine”. I suppose as long as it’s someone else’s money, then he’s all about playing Robin Hood and telling us we’re doing fine, but in reality he’s just buying the poor vote by promising that which is not his to give.  All the while the failed policies of the left continue to hurt and enslave those they claim to be helping.

So Mr. Obama, giving you the benefit of the doubt between being stupid or just being a pathological liar… HERE’S YOUR SIGN.

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!


The Declaration of Independence

Today in honor of the 236 anniversary of the above document, I am parting from my usual political opining, and posting this as a reminder of what it is we’re celebrating today. What follows is the complete text of the Declaration of Independence. I will add a few thoughts at the end, but please read this today of all days and make it a point to do so every year on this day. Without further delay…

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
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The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:

Column 1
Georgia:
   Button Gwinnett
   Lyman Hall
   George Walton

Column 2
North Carolina:
   William Hooper
   Joseph Hewes
   John Penn
South Carolina:
   Edward Rutledge
   Thomas Heyward, Jr.
   Thomas Lynch, Jr.
   Arthur Middleton

Column 3
Massachusetts:
John Hancock
Maryland:
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia:
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton

Column 4
Pennsylvania:
   Robert Morris
   Benjamin Rush
   Benjamin Franklin
   John Morton
   George Clymer
   James Smith
   George Taylor
   James Wilson
   George Ross
Delaware:
   Caesar Rodney
   George Read
   Thomas McKean

Column 5
New York:
   William Floyd
   Philip Livingston
   Francis Lewis
   Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
   Richard Stockton
   John Witherspoon
   Francis Hopkinson
   John Hart
   Abraham Clark

Column 6
New Hampshire:
   Josiah Bartlett
   William Whipple
Massachusetts:
   Samuel Adams
   John Adams
   Robert Treat Paine
   Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
   Stephen Hopkins
   William Ellery
Connecticut:
   Roger Sherman
   Samuel Huntington
   William Williams
   Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:
   Matthew Thornton

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Some final thoughts…   Read those last couple of lines again, they pledged to each other their Lives, their Fortunes and their sacred Honor. I think Walter Lippmann, said it best when he said “He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.” Those signers pledged their “Sacred Honor” knowing that doing so made them traitors to the crown of England. Do you have honor as defined above? Would you be willing to sign the Declaration today? I know I would, and the day may soon come when it will be necessary for people of honor to once more stand shoulder to shoulder and remind the tyrants you tread on our liberties who’s the  boss.

This is flying below my stars & stripes today.

 

RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!


Every time I think that the morons running the federal government couldn’t be any more stupid, they surprise me again. Thanks to the Obama Department of Homeland Security’s latest directives, when a border patrol agent is confronted by an armed aggressor in public, they are now being directed to “Run awayand hide or throw things at the gunman”. [Read more here]

 Are you kidding me? Throw things at some mutant with a gun? How many more casualties like Brian Terry will the Border Patrol rack up with a policy like this? It’s bad enough that Obama has surrounded himself with Radicals, Socialists, Communists, and Domestic Terrorists, to name but a few of his friends and advisors. But these morons are so PC and afraid of upsetting the flow of illegal voters from south of the border, that they are putting these agents at a serious disadvantage and further endanger the civilians that these agents should be able to protect.

 God knows that if I’m walking down the street somewhere and some drug smuggler opens up with an AK-47 I want those well-trained rock throwers close by to defend me and those around me. I’m surprised that the DHS doesn’t just direct the agents to turn in their weapons and save the taxpayers the cost of all that ammo. I mean why pay for guns & ammo if they can’t use them? Perhaps Ms. Napolitano would prefer these agents carry water pistols, and of course for those particularly dangerous incursions, they would be allowed a Super Soaker in the trunk of their vehicle. Hey… it makes as much sense as this latest directive.

 The seemingly unending string of moronic, despotic and unconstitutional crap that has sprung forth from the Obama administration this past three and a half years should convince any reasonable person to vote for “Anyone but Obama” this November. I saw a bumper sticker awhile back that should be widespread it said… “That Obama Sticker on your car should say… I’M STUPID!” I couldn’t agree more.

The Dictator Obama does it again!


Is anyone out there surprised? Obama has once more displayed his arrogance, and contempt for the constitution and the rule of law. Within hours of the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the core portion of the Arizona Immigration law allowing law enforcement to check the immigration status of suspected illegal immigrants, Obama has once more decided that his administration is above the law and has announced that it will not enforce it!

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the Obama administration was “suspending a key program that allowed state and local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law.” Of course this is not the first time Obama has taken this course, with every law or ruling that goes against his personal agenda, he simply ignores it, refuses to enforce it or as with his June 15th executive order, makes law where none existed before, something even he has admitted that he lacks the constitutional authority to do!  [See him here] With his continued flagrant disregard for the Constitution that he swore an oath to “protect and defend” how can anyone even consider electing this wannabe dictator again?

The SCOTUS is scheduled to rule tomorrow on his signature bill commonly known as Obamacare, if as most suspect it will be at least gutted, and hopefully overturned completely, will he once again choose to circumvent the court and order the Department of Health and Human Services to push forward with implementation? My bet is yes he will, let’s watch and see.

It’s time to bring our troops home.


First, to those of you who have asked if I’ve given up this blog, the answer is no. I was gone for nearly a week the first of the month, then had so many other things going that I just didn’t have time to keep up with my sources and then write this blog. But after reading a story this morning, I felt it was high time to get back to it.

An article in Tuesday’s Army Times (here) titled, “Combat warrants limit raids, cause worry over leaks” absolutely blew my mind. I have often said that what our military is asked to do these days is nothing more than be a policemen to the world. This article is just more proof of this fact. Now our troops must have warrants to conduct their operations? It’s obvious to me from the way the conflict in Afghanistan is going, that this country has lost its will and its know-how to fight and win a war. Requiring our troops to have warrants (issued by the Afghan government of course) before conducting patrols and raids is just plain insanity. Why not just put up signs announcing our intentions and give the enemy plenty of warning to set up a better defense?

The Afghan government has done nothing but proven itself to be totally corrupt organization, therefore the chance of our strategic planning being leaked to the very people we are looking for is almost assured. When you think back to World Wars I and II, we allowed the generals who knew what they were doing to conduct those wars as they found necessary to win. We fought on countless fronts and still won those wars in a matter of 4 and 6 years respectively. Since Vietnam, it’s the politicians in Washington and a bunch of dimwitted armchair generals who run these wars and ultimately lose them for us. Their silly rules of engagement and political correctness only unnecessarily drag these conflicts out to a decade or more and cost the lives of thousands of American soldiers for what usually amounts to nothing.

I will admit that in Iraq, we managed to topple a dictatorship and bring to justice perhaps the worst mass murderer since Adolf Hitler. Even there the loss of life was far worse than was necessary to accomplish the goal, had the generals been allowed to run the war instead of the politicians. Despite the fact that this country has completely forgotten how to fight a war to win, it is these same politicians who continually drag us into one after another. Virtually always resulting in heavy casualties to our troops and usually an overall lack of meeting the objectives that were stated in the first place. If we have no will to win, and our hands are tied by silly rules, then it’s time to exit and let the Afghan forces deal with their own problems and prevent the loss of any more American lives.

Rob

Ready for more corrupt liberal duplicity and stupidity?


Well here goes… but first I want to expand on the comments in an earlier post (The Liberal Mind, is it Political Madness?), I want to say that in addition to not believing that all liberals are stupid or crazy, I also do not believe that everyone with a liberal viewpoint is evil, corrupt or wants to destroy America. In fact have a number of close family members and friends who are on the opposite side of the political fence from me. These are smart caring people, I just believe that they listen to too much of the biased main stream media and are thinking too much with their hearts.

One of those to whom I am very close, as well as love and respect highly (but will not identify) said during a recent conversation about  my study of the founding documents and the constitution , that it was as if these documents were “inspired”.

I was actually quite struck by the comment considering that this person staunchly supports Barack Obama and his administration. While I, on the other hand, agree with Ted Nugent who said recently that if people can’t see that this administration is, “wiping its a** with the Constitution you’re living under a rock some place”. Even now I’m a bit perplexed that someone could believe the Declaration and Constitution were inspired and yet support an administration that clearly has no regard for those principles.

There are countless liberals in positions of power, leadership and influence or who just have a loud mouth and a mouthpiece like Michael Moore and Alec Baldwin, that spout rhetoric which is completely devoid of any semblance of intellectual honesty, logic or reason, yet act as though they speak from some lofty moral high ground.

While liberals claim to be the party of tolerance, they typically display none, toward those who disagree with them. They cry out for civility and co-operation while being rude, crude or divisive and completely against compromise unless it’s giving in to their will. They claim to be all about fairness, equality, and helping the poor or disenfranchised, while their policies do little toward those goals, and most often have the opposite effect.

The latest example is enveloping rocker Ted Nugent who during a speech at the NRA convention two  weeks ago not only gave the earlier quote, but said that “if Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” Those on the left had a collective mental breakdown, and claimed that the statement is a threat of violence toward the resident.

I find this all quite laughable considering that no one over on the left was the least bit disturbed when in a campaign speech in June 2008 and again at a Philadelphia fundraiser in January 2011; Obama said “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Interesting rhetoric from a man who lectures on civil discourse, and doesn’t believe that free people should even be allowed to own guns.

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who continues to proudly display her partisan stupidity in public statements, has also ripped into Nugent’s comment, saying, “Mitt Romney surrogate Ted Nugent made offensive comments about President Obama and November’s elections this weekend that are despicable, deplorable and completely beyond the pale.”

Wow, really? Can anyone reading his statement please show me anything in it that amounts to a threat or has any violent overtone? I’m sorry I just don’t see it, and by the way neither did the Secret Service who interviewed Nugent about the comment less than a week later. Remember, it is a Federal crime for anyone to threaten Obama.

Los Angeles Times editorial writer Jon Healey told Democrats to relax, that Nugent is just a rock ‘n’ roller. “Nugent is no more a surrogate for Romney than the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. is for Obama,” Healy said, adding “Just because someone with a microphone urges people to vote for a candidate doesn’t make him or her a ‘surrogate’ for the campaign.” I wonder if the DNC Chairwoman has the brains to grasp that.

Nugent’s reply to Wasserman Schultz’s comment was simple, “By no stretch of the imagination did I threaten anyone’s life, or hint at violence or mayhem. Metaphors needn’t be explained to educated people.” In a radio interview on the Dana Loesch Show Nugent explained, “I’ve never in my life threatened anyone’s life. I am incapable of threatening anyone’s life because I’m about positive change.”  The liberals once more are attempting to make something controversial out of a comment made by a conservative voice with a following, larger than any on their side.

My interpretation of his comment was that he fears that as an outspoken critic of the Obama regime, that under an unrestrained second term, he might well be jailed as a domestic terrorist or be the victim of another of Obama’s “extrajudicial killings” like that of another U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki.

So who’s right, the typical divisive ranting from the left, or a more reasoned explanation like the one I just gave? Considering Nugent’s statement that he has never threatened anyone in his life, and the fact that the Secret Service walked away considering the case closed, I guess once more logic and reason win out over the stupid rantings from the loud mouths on the left.

Rob

OMG, OBAMA ATE DOG MEAT!


So what?

As Americans we are repulsed by the thought of eating dogs, cats or even horses, but it is common place in other cultures. Hindu’s worship cows and likely find it repugnant that we eat them as a matter of course. When I was a teenager (before it was outlawed) I was given horse meat once, though unlike Obama I have no recollection of how it tasted or its toughness. The only memory I have is the surprise I felt when told what I had just eaten, and thinking it wasn’t bad.

Now someone has made an issue out of  the fact that in chapter two of his book Dreams from My Father  Obama says “I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).”  Big deal!

My point is anyone who’s read my blog up till now knows that I have lost any respect I may have ever had for Barack Obama. I have also said that my point of writing this blog was to try to shed some reason on the topics of the day. So I have to ask, is this all the media and bloggers have to worry about these days? I have no desire to defend anything Obama has, is or will do, but there are mountains of issues to work with that are far more important than Obama eating dog meat as a kid. Let’s move on to some of those shall we?

Rob

The Tyrant in the White House


(This post was actually written a week ago, but I neglected to “Publish” it till now)

When will the people of America wake up and realize that Obama is leading us to the edge of a cliff and the gullible are following like lemmings ready to plunge off into the abyss of socialism? Their liberal hypocrisy is endless, and their desire to corrupt the very foundation of our once great nation is on a path to completion. We have a man in the White House who last October basically declared congress irrelevant when he said “We don’t have to wait for Congress, we’re just going to go ahead and act on our own,” while indicating that he planned to issue executive orders weekly for the remainder of the year. On average he did just that, issuing 9 Executive Orders between October 31 and December 19th, 2011.  In addition he has issued 7 more so far this year. In the span of only five months he has continued to usurp more unconstitutional power, sixteen times.

On April 2nd he likewise lashed out at the Supreme Court decrying that it is an “Unelected” body and chastising them for even considering the possibility that they might “overturn a duly constituted and passed law”.  So congress is irrelevant and the unelected Supreme Court shouldn’t even think about overturning unconstitutional laws, which he worked so hard to get passed. I ask you, what is left? As I see it we now have a totalitarian state with Barack Obama as its supreme commander. Who needs three independent branches of government when we have the omniscient and omnipotent Barack Obama to tell us how to live, how to think, and what to buy?

 Can you name another leader who has managed to get the national media to follow in lock step, fawn over him as a messiah and cover any attempt to question his legitimacy? Has any other leader had school children being indoctrinated to sing songs about him? How about one who has written an autobiography that is used like a bible to promote his life and thinking? I can think of one, and that the risk of being dismissed as a quack, it was Adolph Hitler. I don’t expect you to take my word for it, or accept my point of view, I want you to use your own ability for critical thinking and look at the facts for yourself. Simply Google “Hitler’s rise to power” and see for yourself.

Take an honest look at the highlights of Hitler’s rise to power, look at the things he promised the people of Germany to put him in power in the first place. Then compare that to what Obama is doing, including his complete disrespect, or dare I say hatred, of Israel. He has bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, (and others) while denigrating the right of Israel to make its own choices in dealing with its neighbors and its enemies. He barely veils his support of Islam and Arab countries, and his disdain of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. For instance, remember when Obama told Netanyahu he wanted him to redraw his borders to the pre-1967 lines, to give the (non-existent) Palestinians their own homeland?

 Can you imaging the leader of another country telling a U.S. President to redraw our borders to some historic line and give a piece of the U.S. to some made up group of people as their homeland? Once more Obama displays his audacity…  no arrogance, to believe that he has the right to tell another world leader what to do. This man is a tyrant and megalomaniac of the highest order, and anyone who believes he has done anything to deserve another term just isn’t paying attention.

 Rob

The Liberal Mind, is it Political Madness?


It is typical with liberals to keep certain things in the forefront so they have a cause to champion. As former Obama advisor Rahm Emanuel once said “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste“. Such crisis’ after all give liberals more opportunity to push their particular agendas. For instance, if some nut goes on a rampage and kills a bunch of people, or if someone of light skin kills someone with dark skin, then the liberals start screaming for more laws to control guns. This is despite all the evidence that murder rates fall when gun control laws are repealed and vise versa (See here). You see liberals have a cause, and statistics be damned, they won’t waste a good crisis opportunity to try to shove their mindless views down everyone else’s throats.

Although I have one of my favorite Ronald Reagan quotes at the top of these blog posts, I don’t believe that Ron was completely correct. While I do believe that a significant number of liberals are at least somewhat ignorant, the problem is that facts, are ignored or ridiculed and scientific data skewed to make political points without regard for the truth, and most liberals just mindlessly believe the crap the media spoon feeds them without question. A prominent psychiatrist by the name of Dr. Lyle Rossiter published a book titled, “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness” and while I haven’t read it, I suspect that he may be on to something. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe that all people with liberal beliefs are brain-damaged, mentally ill, or stupid. I am curious however, why so many leftists who hold political power are always trying to tear down our great country in the name of “Equality” and “Fairness”, and their followers fail to question it.

There is nothing fair about their methods or goals, and it sure as Hell isn’t about equality. Obama and his ilk want to play Robin Hood, to steal from those who have and give to those who don’t. It’s not that most of those folks aren’t capable of doing better for themselves, but rather they are too lazy to do otherwise when Obama will take care of them. Don’t believe for a moment that there is any anything noble about this either, he has a plan and it’s to buy votes from those lazy bums, and he’s doing it with your money. If you don’t believe that, you aren’t paying attention.

I can only imagine the shock on the left when documentary film maker Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of ultra-liberal “Queen Nancy”, made a short film about the welfare bums in New York and aired it on Bill Maher’s TV show (see a clip here). While I may disagree with her politics, I admire the fact that she has the intellectual honesty to show the entitlement mentality that the liberals have fostered. “I’m here for the Obama bucks” one man said or when asked why he will vote for Obama another replies “because he’ll give me stuff”. Did you see any of this on the 6:00 O’clock news? I didn’t think so.

The latest figures from the IRS (for tax year 2009, released in Oct. 2011) show that the top 1 percent of tax payers accounted for 36.7 percent of all individual federal income taxes collected, while earning only 16.9 percent of the adjusted gross income (AGI). The rest of the top 5 percent paid an additional 22 percent, for a total of 58.7 percent of individual federal income taxes for by only 5 percent of earners. The top 25 percent of wage earners, (those who make over $66,000 per year) foot 87.3 percent of the tax burden, and the top 50 percent carry 97.7 percent. The bottom 50 percent of all wage earners account for only 2.3 percent of the total individual income tax revenue collected by the IRS. In 2009, about 47% of households, that’s about 71 million, did not pay any federal income tax at all.

Obama displays his Robin Hood mentality and a complete lack of  intellectual honesty when he claims that the rich are not paying their fair share, while nearly half of all households pay no income taxes at all. When the top one percent of earners pays over one-third of the total individual tax revenue collected, that’s unfair. It’s time we revise the moronic tax code in this country and have everyone pay a share.

I could go on and on here, but history is pretty clear that liberal policies result in a weak economy, higher dependency on government handouts, and an overall expansion of government bureaucracy, with its inherent degradation of freedom. Conservative and/or libertarian policies on the other hand, tend to result in lower taxes and smaller government which promote greater freedom and a bigger, healthier economy. I believe that’s good for everyone no matter their income level. It is also clear to me that our Federal government has become an oligarchical body with right and left arms, that work together to expand their own power at the expense of “We the people”. They also fail to hold one another accountable by refusing to prosecute unconstitutional acts or outright fraud against the rule of law.

November is coming, so let’s end the political madness in Washington D.C. and vote against every sitting incumbent Democrat, Republican, or whatever who hasn’t lived up their oath of office to “… to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic.” and believe me there are precious few who have. Ronald Reagan asked this in 1979 and I’m going to repeat it here until the elections in November…  Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?

Rob

War on women


Back on March 22nd I offered a post titled “The Unwavering Hypocrisy of the Left” where I pointed out how liberals point fingers and accuse those on the right of wrong doing while doing the same and often worse themselves. Here we are a mere three weeks later and another perfect example of this has blown up in the faces of the left. So much so, that even Obama is doing his best to distance himself from the controversy.

Those on the left criticized Sarah Palin for not being a stay at home mom, especially having a special needs child. After accepting the nomination as the Republican vice-presidential nominee in 2008, Kim Gandy the then president of the National Organization for Women said “It would be best for everyone if Sarah Palin would just stay home and raise her kids,” Really, this from the president of NOW? Oh wait, Palin is a Republican woman, she doesn’t count where the ultra-liberal NOW is concerned.

Fast forward 4 years and we have Ann Romney who chose the opposite path, and is now out campaigning with and for her husband. Along comes a Democratic strategist by the name of Hilary Rosen to make an asinine statement like “Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.” Hey, I’m no fan of Mitt Romney, and I know precious little about his wife, but once more I’m stunned by the hypocrisy here. I dare say that if you were to tell any stay at home mom that she never worked a day in her life you’d be setting yourself up for a bloody nose. Yet I hear no outcries from the left or NOW. Oh wait yes the current president of that illustrious organization has made a statement, Terry O’Neill said that Ann Romney lacks “life experience” and “imagination”.

As I said I don’t know much about Ann Romney, and I can’t speak to her imagination, but I would certainly believe that any woman who has raised five sons to adulthood, and been the First  Lady of Massachusetts for four years would have plenty of life experience. Is this woman really so self-righteous that she believes that she is qualified to make such statements about someone? Has this woman ever met Ann Romney or know anyone who does know her? The liberal mind never ceases to amaze me, I can only wonder if someone stuck a vacuum hose in their ear and sucked out all ability for reason, logic and intellectual honesty.  With the controversy surrounding the remarks by Hilary Rosen, if O’Neill had an ounce of any of those, she should have had sense enough to keep her mouth shut.

Finally we have Barack Obama who charges a “Republican war on women” because they balk at the idea of government subsidized contraception, while he seems to have is own war on women going on. According to the “2011 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff” issued by the White House [See additional article here] it turns out that Mr. Obama pays his female staff a median average of 18% less than his male staff. Demetrius Minor writing on townhall.com quotes Ann Sulivan of Time Magazine as saying the Obama administration is described as a “boy’s club” and suggested that the president has a woman problem. It is reported that senior women staffers are seen and not heard during policy meetings. I believe that the men are likely paid 18% too much, rather that the women being not paid enough. The way liberals are always screaming about the inequality of salaries between men and women, and Obama endlessly pointing fingers at Republicans, perhaps he needs to get is own house in order before he casts aspersions.

Rob