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A Gift of Clarity.

Just when I get back from my lengthy, unbelievably expensive, vacation in Hawaii with my daughters in tow… while leaving my wife there to run up the bill… I’m presented with a Gift.

No, the gift is not that my wife stayed 4800 miles away from me.

Rather, It’s a study of the different types of Republicans. It is an illustration of the division within the Republican Party. It is a bit of clarity offered up as a feud between Representative Peter King (RINO-NY) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).

Rep. King went to the camera’s to vehemently declare that Rand Paul needed to be exiled, excommunicated, condemned, involuntarily contorted, run out of Dodge and everything else short of direct execution.  (I’m sure that was on his mind but he’s been a politician long enough to know not to mention it just like his support of the Soviet Supported Irish Republican Army.)  Apparently Peter thinks the idea of the NSA Domestic Spying program is brilliant and shouldn’t just be left alone and ignored, it should be celebrated and promoted.  It is Senator Paul’s opposing viewpoint that has a distraught Representative King foaming at the mouth.  Rand Paul’s position that collection of American Citizens Data by Computers, Humans who run the Computers or anyone else is Unconstitutional and a direct invasion of an individual’s right to privacy and freedom from illegal search… and is willing to do something about it… is very, very irritating to Representative King.  So much so that he went on a tirade.  The Representative unequivocally denied there had been ANY abuses of the NSA’s power to spy on American’s… (except when there is… when King was confronted on this during the interview his hemming and hawing was in need of a laugh track.)

All kidding aside, if there was ever a crystal clear contrast between the two primary groups coalescing within the Republican Party this is it.

You have the Pete Kings, John McCains, Olympia Snows, Lindsey Grahams et al on one side.

You have the Rand Pauls, Ted Cruzezezez, Trey Gowdeys, Mike Lees et al on the other.

One group gets along with the Socialist Progressive Liberals in Government and sells themselves as the great compromisers.  (Because that’s how politics works…)

The Other believes they have been sent to government by their constituents and the American People to protect their Individual Freedom and Liberty.  Which includes their privacy rights.  Their right to own functional firearms without infringement or registration.  Etc.  (Because that’s how we remain Free… from those who wish to control us in the name of the State.  They understand there will always be an element of danger which must be accepted in order to be Free.)

One group shows little difference between themselves and those they supposedly oppose.

The Other is hated by those they oppose as well as those who share the Republican nameplate.

Please watch the video link above.  Then ask yourself where you fall.  Clarity is truly a gift.

Found a new Gin by the way… Sage.


Scott Walker Interview…

Today Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, gave an Interview to ABC’s Jonathon Karl.

Apparently Scott Walker is adopting the tactics of the Republican Establishment.

Accept Interview invitations from the Mainstream/Leftist Media and…

Either agree with every ridiculous premise of the interviewer or allow it to go unchallenged thus implying you agree with it.

Even if this occurs only briefly, you must know they are going to edit it to appear as if you did it the entire time.

If you didn’t expect this, then you are not qualified to hold future office.  “Period.”  (That last sentence is a Obama quote.)

As far as I’m concerned he has just removed himself from the very Presidential contention he wished to be considered.

Please watch the above linked video.

I actually liked this guy.

Painful.


If There were Ever an Endorsement…

that you should Cherish, it’s this one from John McCain;

“I F*cking Hate You!”, “Him”, “That Guy” or anything remotely along those lines.

This is reportedly how Senator McCain feels about Senator Ted Cruz. I have to confess that I like Cruz once I get past the fact he looks like the illegitimate grandson of LBJ. But now I might actually be “In Love” with Ted Cruz. Anyone who can elicit such a visceral hatred from the poster child for Fascist/Socialist Republicans is a guy I can believe in.

Frankly I’m thinking about sending an inquiry to the McCain Camp asking for a complete list of who he Hates… that would make my decision regarding who to vote for and send money to, much, much easier.  At a minimum it would be a quick reference guide for when I’m busy doing something else, or drunk, and not thinking clearly.

I’m now hoping McCain threatens to stab Rand Paul or drown Mike Lee.

By the way, when you busy yourself destroying the U.S. Constitution and advocating the reduction of Liberty and Freedom of the Individual is when I’m finished thanking you for your service.  Nobody, nobody wants to, or should have to, endure what Senator McCain endured… but that does not give him license to work against what the Founding Fathers fought for and were Gracious enough to leave us with.  Please retire Senator, so I can get back to thanking you.


There is no way to Defund Obamacare

Or, an Open letter to Congress.

Dear RINO’s,

OK.

You might be right.

But that’s not the point… and you, the Establishment Republicans, know it.

The point is to figure out Who is on the side of Socializing Health Care and Who is not.

The Democrats are a known entity. No mystery, or closet Socialists, there.

It’s you, Establishment Republicans, who fear being forced to admit your true beliefs, especially heading into an election cycle… particularly when we are paying attention…

The other point here is to fight every fight… every day… every hour… for the Constitution and the Freedom our Founders intended us to demand.

Socialized Health Care is exactly the opposite of the founding intent. Controlling humans beings is not an Enlightened theory of Government.

Individual Liberty is at stake… Obama Care is the Crown Jewel of Socialism. It is the last piece of a complete surrender to an Elitist/Progressive government that we can never turn back from.

It is the worst possible policy to embrace.  Accepting it in any form is subscribing to the Socialist Paradigm.  The entire thing must be scrapped and only then can we focus on Personal and Portable.

And don’t fool yourself, we know there are plenty of people calling themselves Republican who enjoy the trappings of Socialist ideas such as class stasis and control over the Individual… not to mention the wealth accumulated by having both.

If for nothing else, vote to defund it so we know who are friends of Liberty and Freedom,

and especially those who are Not.

Sincerely,

The few of us remaining.

Refer:

Very Sour, Sad, Socialist Grapes

Karl Rove is Not the Answer

and

Bad CEO’s


Rope a Dope?

Or, Win – Win?

Is it The Plan to have Rubio fall on his Sword?

How would it effect a Rubio Campaign in the 2016 Presidential Primary if he is seen as a “Martyr” for illegal immigration and Hispanic families?

Could that propel him to the nomination?

Or does he risk spending so much equity that he cannot recover Nationally… but solidifies his Senate seat in Florida until the end of time… or his time as the case may be.

When you look at it this way, it goes far in explaining what he is doing.

He has nothing to lose in Real Terms.

The part that bothers me most is his association with McCain and Graham.  That alone could be enough for me to never vote for him under any circumstance.

Too bad.

But he doesn’t look like a drinker…  where Rand Paul on the other hand…


John Kusak

Here’s a guy I just don’t think about very often.

Yes.. I’ve enjoyed a number of his movies over the years, particularly in the 1990’s, but my world moved on and he just didn’t maintain that position of importance.  He wasn’t on my bus, so to speak.

However… I find him interesting once again.

Mr. Kusak seems astonished that there were no “Liberal” Democrats supporting Rand Paul’s filibuster of John Brennan’s appointment to the head of the CIA.  Rand Paul’s filibuster was brought about due to Mr. Brennan’s being the designer of the current Drone policy and the claimed unilateral ability by the Obama Administration of the power to kill U.S. Citizens on American soil.

While the Drone Debate is a very good one and needs to be fleshed out completely, it’s Kusak’s Astonishment that I’m fascinated by.

We have talked about Cognitive Dissonance in the past. It’s when an individual encounters, or realizes, their support for certain ideas runs counter to what reality presents them. It’s an extreme form of confusion due to the heighten level of personal investment the individual has in his idea being the correct one.

Well, Mr. Kusak is very confused.  Astonished even.  John’s tweets regarding the Paul event can be found at Twitchy.  It doesn’t take long and it’s worth reading all of them.

Mr. Kusak laments the absence of Democrats “standing up to Obama” over his supposed “transition” into something he doesn’t like but cannot seem to define.

John Cusack: Where are the Democrats to stand up to ‘regressive corporate warlord’ Obama?

This is where I feel slightly sorry for John.  It is exactly his ignorance of governing theory that fails him here.  If he would take a small amount of time and research Socialism he would not be so disturbed and might find himself understanding why the Democrats are not embracing Rand Paul… in ANY endeavor.

While I enjoy the alliteration of ‘regressive corporate warlord’ it falls into the catagory on meaningless.  But Mr. Kusak is looking for cover in order to square what he believes his identity of “Liberal” requires versus what the reality of the situation is.

It should be no surprise that Rand Paul stands alone save the few TEA Party and Libertarians that are brave enough to stand with him.  They are being called “the new breed”, but make no mistake what their principles are and who propelled them into office.  This must add insult to injury for John.  ‘How on earth can the ridiculous idiots in the TEA party have any connection to things I believe in!?’

This is where Mr. Kusak’s ignorance steps in once again.

His “Liberal” identity has put him in the uneducated position of supporting people such as President Obama who demand nothing more than his dependence and obedience.  This is the Socialist paradigm.

I would imagine he’s further confused because for many years the Republicans have offered this same exchange of taxpayer money for exactly the same dependence and obedience with only slightly less aggression.

Now that there are “Republicans” who are returning to what the (idiotic, syphilis ridden, racist, gun toting) Founders intended does he make the first step in waking up.

I have no faith that this experience will lead Mr. Kusak to explore governing theory any further than to heal this wound he is suffering and return him to the “enlightened comfort” of his Liberal ideals…  but it should serve as a fantastic example to the rest of us that presented with undeniable truth and Natural Law the Socialists, at least some of them, have to think.

I wish for John to look deeply into Socialism and it’s variants of Communism, Fascism, etc.  I hope he studies them long enough to see what the outcomes of such approaches are… the level of oppression, destruction and death.  I’ll make it simple and give him a quick reference: Killer of Men.

Good Luck John.

If you’re going to be a Socialist… then be the best one you can be.  But at least know what that means.

(It is also interesting that many individuals who consider themselves Democrats but hold NRA memberships and believe the Second Amendment is integral to their freedom are suffering from this as well.  It will be intriguing to see which identity/ideal wins out in the end with those folks too.)


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.