Sunday, January 29, 2012

So Strong Is The Siren's Call Of Defeatism

A picture is worth a thousand words.  In the editorial cartoon seen here, Joe Heller depicts the remaining GOP presidential candidates taking swipes at each other while the errand boy sent by grocery clerks is laughing his ass off.

And it’s not just POTUS who’s laughing.  All the progressives, Alinskyites, socialists and Marxists are having a field day as well.  We have become a laughingstock.

We wait on the good people of Florida to cast their votes on Tuesday.  Most polls show Romney leading Gingrich and Rick Santorum has temporarily suspended his campaign due to the hospitalization of his 3-year-old daughter Bella.  By Wednesday morning, we’ll have the answers to some of the burning questions about this primary season.

The Internet is filled with pundits who have taken out their long knives to assail this candidate or that candidate in what they must regard as a friendly game of political assassination. Instead of trying to bind us together in victory they are answering the siren’s call of defeatism.

The visual for the Left is that the GOP is in a shambles.  Is it?  Have we fought so hard to only sound retreat now?  Everybody needs to stop the G-D sniveling.  Stop it you all—that means you Bob Dole and you Ann Coulter and Rush and everyone else.

The voters are not a bunch of dimwits.  They took to the streets in 2009 at Tea Party rallies and their efforts brought about a “shellacking” of the Dems in 2010.  Remember that?  I do.  What the hell has happened to us?

At the 10th Annual CPAC Conference in 1983, Ronald Reagan said we would not be turned back.

“The task that has fallen to us as Americans is to move the conscience of the world, to keep alive the hope and dream of freedom. For if we fail or falter, there'll be no place for the world's oppressed to flee to.”
“This is not a role we sought. We preach no manifest destiny. But like the Americans who brought a new nation into the world 200 years ago, history has asked much of us in our time. Much we've already given; much more we must be prepared to give.”
“This is not a task we shrink from; it's a task we welcome. For with the privilege of living in this kindly, pleasant, greening land called America, this land of generous spirit and great ideals, there is also a destiny and a duty, a call to preserve and hold in sacred trust mankind's age-old aspirations of peace and freedom and a better life for generations to come.”

We have a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure in the White House whose record is one of abject failure.  Jimmy Carter is delighted to know that his legacy as this nation’s worst president has been surpassed by that of the current occupant of the Oval Office.

Mitt, Newt and Rick need to campaign against the community organizer and not against each other.  We, the electorate, will decide which one emulates the values we hold dear and the vision we have for America.
 
Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, John King, Wolf Blitzer and Brian Williams may suffer from delusions of grandeur, but they do not and cannot tell me how to vote and they shouldn’t be able to tell you either.

Any of the candidates running for the presidency would be an improvement on the errand boy sent by grocery clerks.  Everybody needs to settle down and remember we are fighting for America—America and our future.  Doesn’t that mean anything to you?

2 comments:

  1. I assume you are using the term “Marxist” as hyperbole to emphasize your point, and it’s not meant to be factual, correct? Karl Marx would very much disagree with President Obama’s capitalist ways.

    Karl Rove's breaking new ground came within 100 votes of losing the election for Bush - both times. It created a President who did NOT have a popular mandate to govern, and put him into the history books as the worst Presidents in history, and set the stage for a black man to be elected, which is the worst thing possible from the Republicans point of view.

    I don't mean to be flippant but the vitriol spewing from the right these days is as sound as the juvenile statement above. Now, if any progressive or person of color brings up the fact that the lot of GOP candidates is racist. We get the, "they're playing the race card argument". The implication is that it is better not to bring up race, after all we wouldn't want people of color to adopt a victim's mentality.

    In the following 8 years, under Bush, not Obama, America ran it's first trillion dollar deficit. Two endless wars, tax cuts favoring the ultra wealthy and unpaid entitlement programs such as Medicare Part D were the primary culprits. Fiscal irresponsibility of the highest order by the republicans in taking a budget surplus to a trillion dollar deficit. Bush's last years, he left us with the worst economy since the Great Depression. Job losses of half a million or more per month. No job creation, just massive job losses. TARP. Think of September, 2008 when John McCain told us the economy and Wall Street were fine. His people called Americans "whiners" and it was just a mental recession. Ever wonder why the 8 GOP candidates never mention Bush in all their blathering? President Obama took the GOP disaster and has led America forward, although with GOP intransigence, much slower than all of us would like.

    Wall Street reform. Health reform that keeps kids covered, that keeps insurance companies from cutting sick folk off their paid for benefits. Saved millions of manufacturing jobs in the auto industry. Supports GOP ideas like cap and trade (McCain/Palin ran on it in 2008!), personal responsibility such as Newt and Mitt supported mandates, and other policies in a bipartisan fashion. But the GOP abandons their own ideas once he agrees to compromise. The GOP won the House in 2010 and promised JOBS JOBS JOBS. Nary a Jobs Bill in sight, but they voted on abortion 7 times. They vote on an existing national motto. That sure saved us, didn't it? But no help on jobs. We have much, much more work to dig out of this Second Great Republican Depression.

    We have gone from continuous months of half million job losses to 23 months of private sector job growth. Job growth of 200,000 per month versus Bush's astounding job loss record. Much more to go. Americans generally pay lower taxes now than ever before, especially the wealthiest Americans. As has been asked on other thread: when was the last time the ultra rich paid significantly lower taxes? Mitt paid 13% of his $42 million income. Again: when was the last time the ultra rich paid significantly lower taxes than they do now? I do not support Occupy. To link President Obama to communists and black panthers is a pathetic Fox fantasy. Nor do I support giving the car keys back to the political hacks that drove our economy into a ditch.

    Republicans almost killed the economy and the middle class a few short years ago.
    They have done and said NOTHING to "earn" the chance to destroy our country any further. So hide from facts and scare folks with the story of two jerks in Philly 3 years ago resurrecting the panthers. Your fear and lies don't play anymore. It's halftime, America. We have work to do.




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