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I Had a Dream…

And since I already subscribe to judging others by the content of their character let’s move to something else.

As I drifted off to sleep last night I was thinking about President Obama’s press conference…

With not a dry eye in the press corpse, it went something like this;

Surrounded by children the President began reading their letters…

“It’s supposedly a free country but I recommend there needs to be a limit on spending… Please don’t let politicians waste our money or other people’s money like they do.” Jack L.

The next letter continued with the same tone…

“I am writing to ask you to STOP wasting our money… I am very sad about the children who lost their futures.  So, I thought I would write to you to STOP spending their money before they’ve even earned it.  And STOP borrowing money just to spend it on stupid stuff.”  Lisa W.

After a brief pause the President commented somberly, “These are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people, so what we should be thinking about, is our responsibility to care for them, and shield them from harm, and give them the tools they need to grow up, and do everything that they’re capable of doing.  Not just pursue their own dreams, but to help build this country.  This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe.  This is how we will be judged.  And their voices should compel us to change.”

Finally the President concluded with a letter from Julio…

Julio had written that he had 15 brothers and sisters and “I know I would not be able to bear the thought of supporting any of them.  I know spending laws have to be passed by Congress, the House and the Senate, but I beg you to try very hard to make sure they have a free market economy where they can support themselves.  Not just for me, but for the whole United States.”  Julio signed the letter “my love and regrets.”

President Obama responded.  “Julio, I will try very hard.”

The children then began running around yelling “Liar, Liar…” and something about the Presidents pants being on fire…

Then I woke up.


Emancipation and the Debt Ceiling

I just heard with my own ears an attempt at moral relativism that should shock and disgust every individual in the Untied States.
Chuck Todd, while asking the President why he was not using the 14th Amendment to unilaterally raise the Debt Ceiling, attempted to equate the irresponsible spending with the Emancipation Proclamation… “it had to be done when congress would not act…”.
So spending money we do not have is morally equivalent to individual freedom?

Do these Leftists have no shame?

Therefore… being responsible with our money while admitting that we have spent ourselves into oblivion and we must CUT spending in order to remain solvent is equal to, what?  Slavery?  Indentured Servitude?

I would argue that continuing to spend money that we do not have is enslaving everyone and those not yet born to those who are loaning us 40% of every dollar being spent.

Meanwhile back at the press conference:

“You do not go to dinner and eat all you want then leave without paying the check…” – Barack Obama 1/14/13

Well Mr. President… this is exactly what we have done.

It’s done.  It is too late.

Now is the time to STOP EATING… so that we have some possibility of “paying the check…” as you stated.

Sophisticated Sophistry seems to pass for intelligent discourse.

And again:

“We can’t manage our affairs in such a way that we pay our bills?” – Barack Obama 1/14/13

No Mr. President, we cannot.  Clearly.  And what you are proposing does nothing to alter that fact.

Pathetic… Mr. President, you ask why we are having this discussion every three months?  It’s because we are AT THE LIMIT or CEILING of any reasonable (frankly unreasonable) level of debt that could be paid back.

I hear the violin in the background… quick grab some wood to throw on this beautiful fire.  Rome has never looked better.

Finally:

“The public has agreed with me.” – Barack Obama 1/14/13

May be they have.

(An aside… it’s the Debt Dummy.  The Deficit is irrelevant.)


Let it burn.

So I’ve been relatively quiet the last several weeks. I have spent most of my time reading.

A little Mao, a little Card, a little Smith and little Goldberg… along with every article I can find on this latest loss to the Left.

It’s always interesting to hear those I respect, and many I don’t, suffer the same attempt to understand why the United States chose the Socialist… once again. Luckily for me, these folks have done so in type…

From what I have gleaned there are three basic themes:

1. Republicans do not, or are incapable of, running a candidate with a solid foundation of Free-market principles (aka Capitalist) who is willing to espouse them in a cogent concise manner. Over, and over, and over.

2. The Republicans fall in line every time the Socialists say “We need civility, cooperation and bipartisanship”… which actually means “help us make these horrible Socialist ideas work… or at least let us blame YOU when they predictably don’t”.

3. The country is divided between those who make and those who take… and the takers voted. (I know this is offensive… particularly to the “takers”, which is why I’m convinced it is truth. Nobody is ever offended by ridiculous assertions… because they’re ridiculous.  Clowns are funny, not offensive.)

These three points are the wheat, separated from the chafe. These are what survives poor logic, and the socialist republican thought, we have been subject to for decades.

So what are the “solutions” to this problem?

First…

Let it burn.

We have an opportunity to allow Socialism to Fail Epically. The “Fiscal Cliff” is a Socialist wet dream. And, in the words of Barack Obama, elections have consequences… well, I agree.

While I do not support a stance of “walking away” from the issue, I do support adopting a tactic of the left. A tactic so common that the American people have come to accept it. A tactic so old that Machiavelli shared it with his Prince.

Tell everyone, repeatedly, that you want to help “solve” this problem. Let everyone know how dangerous it is and that you agree with the Democrats regarding the election results… Tell every listening ear that you’ll welcome whatever solutions the Democrats and Barack Obama send over… then do nothing.  Never once acknowledge any proposals sent up for consideration…

In fact… ignore any “solutions” that might be sent over no matter how ridiculous. Don’t laugh at them, don’t critique how stupid they may be, don’t acknowledge them at all. Just stay with the above plea and offer of immediate cooperation and bipartisanship when the Democrats come to the table.

Then stay quiet. In other words, if you’re not talking about how cooperative you’re going to be and busy being “civil” while doing nothing… you should have a steaming hot cup of Shut the F*ck Up in your hand sipping away.

“But Mike… but Mike… that means we go over the Fiscal Cliff! Aghhhhh…”

Yep. It’s time for some pain. It’s time for the takers to see what Socialism is all about in a way that cannot be ignored, spun or placed at the feet of Capitalists.

“But Mike… The press will blame the Republicans!”

Yep. But not the few who openly stand for Free Market Capitalism. And this will be the opportunity for them to rise up and shine.

Second…

Genuinely pay attention to the foundations of the candidates you support.  (The ability to recognize these values will require YOU to understand them first.  So, get to work.)

In other words, not what they say… talk is cheap… but what they do… all the time.

If the Great Experiment is to succeed, we must… must, with no exceptions… seek out and elect those whose beliefs are founded in Free-market Capitalism and Individual Liberty.  They must believe it.  They must practise it.  They must understand what limited government means and how that benefits every citizen in the U.S., not just all the little groups the Left wants, needs, us to identify with.

It is the single “Big Idea”.  It is a unifying message.  It is the “Big Tent” under which all of us can get underneath if we choose to.  It is exactly what the Socialists fear… and right now they have no fear, evidently for good reason.

It will be the platform our current and aspiring leaders must run on during the mid-terms. It will be the platform all of us must insist on during the primaries for 2016. The rest of the republicans I don’t care about… aside from removing them from office and replacing them with Capitalists.

Third…

Call it what it is.

Call this crap Socialism.  Why are we 16 Trillion dollars in debt and headed for Fiscal Oblivion?  Socialism.  Why are our kids failing in school? Socialism.  Why are there no jobs out there? Socialism.  Why did the housing market crash?  Socialism.  Why do the banks control everything?  Socialism.  Why are our taxes going up rather than our government stopping the out of control spending?  Socialism.  Why does everything cost more?  Socialism.  Who wants to get ahold of our savings and 401k’s?  Socialists.  Who wants to nationalize more companies forcing taxpayers to support the Unions?  Socialists.  Who are the Socialists responsible for all of this?  Name them… from both parties.  Often, and as loud as possible.

This may sound “too simple”.

I would offer that if it is too simple why hasn’t it been done since Reagan?

The Left chastises those who “still live in the era of Reagan.”  They think Reagan is idolized as Reagan the man… Well I happen to idolize Reagan, not as “the man” but rather as the guy who stood for what this country was founded on.  If you give me someone else who truly believes in those same things and shows no fear, ever, in espousing them and then actually doing them once in office I will idolize them too.

So there you have it.  The Political Consultant class will call this naive… fine.  I expect nothing less because the above “Big Idea” doesn’t require their input… thus will not generate foolish amounts of money headed their way.

I will offer only a single defense.

“Attention Political Consultants… I’ve read all your stuff… every bit of it.  I’ve watched all your brilliance closely, campaign after campaign.  The only winners, or at least those who profit, at the end of the day are you.  I know Socialism… deeply.  You also profess to as well, yet you preach “reaching out” to disparate groups, the same groups created for the purposes of the Left you supposedly oppose.  You promote Bipartisanship and non-offensive messaging for fear of offending the sensibilities of our home-grown Communists…  In your model, “Getting something done” is more important than “Getting only the right things done and nothing else”.  Both Lenin and Alinsky agree, a compromise is a win for the Left… and you are part of the problem.  You are why we are here.


Gage the Rage

Let’s play a game…

See if you can, GAGE THE RAGE!  (Make it sound like the Pro Bass and Tackle Show is in town and “You’ll BUY THE WHOLE SEAT, BUT YOU”LL ONLY USE THE EDGE… THE EDGE… The Edge… the edge…)

Two U.S. Law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty by Mexican Drug Cartel members using weapons supplied to them by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE aka BATF) using our taxpayer dollars.

vs.

Women having to purchase their birth control for $9 a month.

Gage the Rage!

OK…  how about this one;

A U.S. Ambassador and his security team are assassinated by terrorists on U.S. soil

vs.

U.S. voters being required to produce legal identification to vote in U.S. elections.

Gage the Rage!

Having fun yet?  OK, OK, OK… how about;

The United States of America printing money faster than ever before in her history driving all of us into an apocalyptic fiscal collapse reminiscent of Weimar Germany.

vs.

A $1 fee instituted by banks on all ATM transactions.

And finally,

try this one out…

Iran and North Korea get nuclear weapons, a Caliphate is established in the Middle East, All of the Israelis are marched into the sea and the United States takes the last step to becoming fully socialist.

vs.

A Mediocre Presidential candidate who makes a factual statement about 47% of the U.S. citizenry not paying any Federal Income taxes.

Say it with me….   GAGE THE RAGE!

This should be a drinking game… one I would most likely lose.