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“My Credibility Is Not On The Line.”

“The World’s Credibility Is On The Line.” – Barack Obama 9/4/13 In reference to his “Red Line” comments made earlier this year and repeated, for the record, on the White House website.

The President should be given a break here.

Mr. Obama was simply doing the work of the world. Someone has to speak for the rest of the Nations, and he was only doing his part to communicate what he knows the Global Community wants to say. In other words, he’s doing the heavy lifting… the job Global Citizens will not do…

This addresses something I noticed during Obama’s first State of the Union Speech.

We have a little game we play during State of the Union Speeches… you draw words, and if they are used you drink.  I like to keep my Drinking games simple, it helps once you’re about an hour into them.

The words I drew were “I, Me and My”

I believed I had won the lottery because Presidents avoid such words.  Typically, they understand they are simply the Representative chosen to head the Executive Branch of Government.  It is always “Our, We, Together” etc.  As it should be.

However, It was not a win…

In fact, It was a painful evening… and I’m a professional.

That episode aside, it illustrates a mentality.  It demonstrates a certain level of Narcissism, or Ego, that can lead an individual into mistakes such as the current Syria debacle.

The above Elitist approach to governing can result in avoidable loss of life such as the events surrounding Fast and Furious, Benghazi etc.

Such a view of one’s self can allow an individual to turn a blind eye to the destruction of the Privacy of Others, as in the case of the NSA Domestic Spying Programs, or direct government intimidation and oppression as represented by IRS Targeting, Militarization of Local Police, TSA and DHS tactics.

While the President is just one person, it starts at the top.  Are Leaders tend to surround themselves with people who view the world in the same way.  (A noted exception was Mr. Bush’s appointment of Colin Powell.  But, if you recall, Bush was criticized for not following the advice of Powell.  The media demonized a Leader who strayed from surrounding himself with those he would disagree with.  I’m not a Bush “fan”, it’s just an interesting observation.  Make of it what you will.)

Elitists surround themselves with sycophants and then Demonize those that challenge the way they see themselves.  This results in appointments like John Kerry, allies like John McCain and attitudes exhibited by Nansi Pelosi and Harry Reid.  It also explains the destructive rhetoric leveled at men like Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, TEA Party Conservatives and Libertarians.  (For those of you out there that disagree with me here, please give an honest moment of thought regarding what these individuals and groups stand for.  You can find it easily with your googler.  Go directly to their sites… read their words verbatim… don’t allow someone else to tell you what they said or what they think.  It has been my experience that Evil does not view itself as such and will speak freely.  It Evil is there you’ll find it for yourself, in their own words without the careful editing, comedic or otherwise, from the opposition.)

With a little reflection one can pick out those Presidents, Senators and Congressmen (Our Representatives) that view themselves in this way.

Once you’ve decided you’re smarter than everyone else… it’s easy to then to decide you speak for the world.

So in his mind, why would his credibility be on the line?


I Would Like to be Suspended with Pay.

Anyone have any ideas on how I arrange this?

While I have seen it done, as demonstrated by Lois Lerner over at the IRS
I can’t figure out how to have it done to me.

It seems like the best of all worlds. If you don’t think so, let’s go over it.

1. Be asked by my Employer to Stop working.
2. Get paid.

Brilliant!

If any of you have some suggestions I will gladly accept them.

(I will beat a couple of you to the punch. Unemployment, while technically fitting the above requirements, does not count.  That would require my employer to FIRE me.)


Let Me make sure I Understand this…

The Conservatives…

The people who want to control you,
The people who want you to starve,
The people who want you to breathe polluted air,
The people who want you to drink dirty water,
The people who want you to eat poison food,
The people who want you to be homeless,
The people who want to exploit you,
The people who want to own your body,
The people who want you to be sick,
The people who want to oppress you,
The people who want you to die…

Are…

The people who want you to have Guns.


Really, Really Not Going as Planned.

This morning two new polls were released.

Neither of which spoke well of President Obama’s effort to scare the American Public into not only Increasing Revenues (Democrat for Raising Taxes) but embracing the idea that not a single dollar can ever be cut from government spending.

One was a Pew Poll, the other was… a McClatchy-Marist poll.

After reading these polls I glanced up at the news and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) was doing an interview on FOX. Well, it wasn’t so much an interview as a nervous breakdown. There were about three different times I thought he was going to cry… he was already stamping his feet. Then I put it together.  They get these polls before anyone else.  And it’s not good.
President Obama’s only play left in the playbook is “going to the public”.  And he has lost “the public” according to the sources of opinion the Democrats trust.
Not only that, the “Republican Base” is not cooperating. They seem to be casting aside the like-minded Liberals like McCain, et al. and climbing on the Rand Wagon. This is not good for Democrats.
In the past the Republicans were simply Socialist Light… in more Democrat Speak “They were Reasonable.”
But times are a changin’.
And just to add to this approaching storm, the Liberals are running out of time.  Instead of ringing they must have “ticking” in their ears.
No, they’re not going to give up but time is tick, tick, ticking away until the Mid-Term elections and the campaigning season is about to start.

Effectively the Progressives have only 3-4 more months to over-reach and pass everything they can before they have to run to the center and sound like conservatives in order to get re-elected. Keep in mind, it is very difficult to sound like a conservative when you’re being forced by your party leadership to support Gun Control, Higher Taxes, A Failing National Health Care Scheme and a President with Approval ratings in the low 40’s who is desperately trying to convince your voters that a 3% cut to the growth of spending is “Draconian”. (A word the majority of those voters have no idea the meaning of… they just know the people they vote for want them think it’s bad.)

The fact that the Democrat Base doesn’t think “Sequester” is the Apocalypse is such a disaster that genuine fear is bubbling up from the likes of Van Hollen. The public is not buying the sales pitch that “Sequester” is a bad thing and that jerk Paul Ryan is daring the House and Senate Dem’s to come up with a budget proposal by presenting his own… directly to the people!  The indigestion on the Left is palpable.  The Liberals are fully aware the Debt Ceiling debate is days away.
While this is no victory, it is momentum.

What is remaining?

The Establishment Republicans must be voted out.  (Hey Arizona!  I love your state!  But why do you keep sending us McCain?  Do you Hate the rest of the country that much?  You’re cutting your nose off to spite your face.  Anyway…)

Keep Boehner contained.  If so, we might get a defunding of Obama Care.

Deny everything on Obama’s wish list of new legislation, leaving him with nothing but the EPA to destroy America.

Do not mistake this for excitement.  The Republicans have the uncanny ability to help the Democrats get what they want more often than not.

But the tantrum Van Hollen threw this morning seems indicative of the state of mind on the Left.

When you lose the Country, you lose the race.  Unless Obama can single-handedly save Europe… The Mid-terms could be very interesting.

Cheers.


Until the Clock Runs Backwards

…nothing is really being done.

I want to take the opportunity of “the Sequester” to remind all of us that nothing positive is being accomplished until the Debt Clock begins, and continues to, run backwards.

If the Sequester occurs, it is a time for celebration as it would mark the first nod to fiscal sanity.  But it is just a nod… a recognition that we are in deep trouble.  The Sequester would need to be multiplied forty times in order to genuinely begin to address our countries problems.

So raise a beer… but after you finish it immediately get back to work.

Remember, the politicians have an uncanny ability to take a very tiny step forward and take two great leaps backwards.

Don’t start trusting them now…  they’re going to try to keep playing us for fools.

(Don’t forget,  It’s the Debt Dummy!  “Debt” and “Deficit” are two very different words.  Politicians on both sides of the aisle will try to use them interchangeably in order to keep you confused.  In turn this keeps you voting the way they want.  Your only concern should be reducing the Debt.  Reducing the Debt is the only thing that matters, because by doing so the Deficit is necessarily taken care of… it will be gone.  Simply reducing the Deficit only allows for our continued drive forward into the Fiscal Oblivion.  Focusing on the Deficit is meaningless at this point in our history.)

Sequester is just one piece of a 1000 piece puzzle.