While everyone gathers around the water cooler Monday-morning quarterbacking Speaker Boehner on the execution of his game plan for the Cliff Bowl before it is even played, let us spare a thought for the hapless Democrats. After all, who would want to be a Democrat as we go into 2013? Don´t be fooled by that tough-guy act. Yes, yes, we know that the Democrats own the future with the educated, the young, the black, and the Hispanic.(snip)The new Democratic majority has gone about as far as it can go.
The 80 billion dollars they plan on extracting from the rich is wrong. The number was the projected amount over 10 years back in the days when economic growth was projected to be much higher. The actual number if the rich don´t shift their earnings is only 42 billion. The only thing the Dems agree on is that this tax rate must go up in January. The GOP should let them go over the cliff. Then re-send them the budget they passed earlier this year with the 451 billion in new revenue from the cliff and offsetting cuts in spending.
I disagree with this article. I don`t think the Dems worry about anything. When things start to go wrong they have one answer - higher taxes!! More money, more social programs and more hand outs. Whose going to stop their onslaught? The GOP is not going to want to be the party to turn off the spigot. They`re shell shocked as it is right now trying to figure out how to pander to minorities. Taking away their freebies ain`t going to cut it. We are stuck with Dems controlling the senate and WH for years to come. Get used to it.
No one in either party really cares, they get paid a ridiculous salary and benefits to hang out in DC, be "important", put on kabuki theater for the people ´back home´ and not have to be accountable other than to be reelected.
We The People have the problem, not any of the morons whom were elected.
Maybe there is a secret deal, known only to insiders, that "they" will spring on us in a couple of weeks after everyone has fed red meat to all their hungry partisans.
I don´t believe it´s that simple. I do believe that the "secret deal" is with Communist dictators and Muslim heads of State. I believe this is all far more clandestine and sinister than a simple "secret deal" that involves only Congressional Democrats.
The election was able to be stolen because of the liberal machine, not individual congressmen. This machine includes currency manipulators (Soros), Muslim infiltrators (Huma, Susan Rice and others in high places in government), the Black Caucus, Hollywood and the various black think tanks, amorphous as they may be.
We are not seeing this as the tentacled monster it is; we are seeing it only superficially and that is a big mistake.
#6 isn´t alone. Romney lost because Reps sat on their hands, didn´t turn out...I guess broken glass tickles or something. The thought of another 4 years of Obama wasn´t a problem for millions of conservatives.
I sure understand what #6 means. We were so sure America wanted to rid itself of the parasite occupying the Whitehouse, the WORST President we´ve ever had. But that didn´t happen, and I for one still can´t understand how anyone could vote for any of these disgusting Democrats.
I feel robbed of my patriotic devotion because of the fact that nearly all of those running our government - on both sides, are a bunch of sellouts and jokers and feckless nitwits. I´m not giving up, but I am pulling back a bit right now.
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Mass Minority, 12/11/2012 11:28:38 AM (No. 9059553)
The answer for republicans is in the states and the states ights movement. As we move forward those states with functioning economies, realistic tax structures and pro growth leadership (Mostly Repub already) will become very attractive to business. The makers will gravitate to those states because that will be where the jobs are.
Those states will then be targeted by the left, those republican led healthy states will become the "rich not paying their fair share" to the insatiable federal leviathan. Sooner or later those states will simply revolt. Not getting any relief from the electoral process and increasingly asked to foot the bill for the failed states like CA, IL, MI a real power struggle between the bakrupt feds and illiquid states against the healthy economys of the red states will ensue. By that time many of the bluest states will be nothing but parasite filled slums. Natural population shifts to the succesful states will tip the balance of power back to the right.
Its simple economics, but it takes time and a cabal of good conservative state governors and legislatures.
Also, state legislatures are voted in by district. The huge voter fraud machines in the cities cannot disenfranchise the working people in the suburbs and on the farms. The dems main tool of vote harvesting and buying is minimized. It is our only hope.
I thought it was the Hapsburgs who learned nothing and forgot nothing. Anyway, there are 23-24 red states where the Democrats are disappearing as a viable political force. There are about 6 states that are in flux and can go either way in an election and the 20 or so blue states. Once all the new taxes hit in 2013, what happens to the producers and providers in those bluest of blue states? Obviously the ones who can get out leave for friendlier locations or they are crushed by the government. The end result is no revenue to support the folks riding in the wagon.
I feel a lot like #6; I had such high hopes for the election. Donated quite a bit to Romney. I thought, the "silent majority" of normal people who work for a living or own small businesses would never re-elect 0bama. Now I´m completely disheartened. I´ve stopped listening to all talk radio and cut way back on reading the news. I have lost faith in our political system. I doubt if I´ll ever vote again.
Look at the mess in Illinois which is the result of millions of un-caring voters who keep electing Chicago democrat crooks. The state is broke from adding millions of illegal aliens to medicare & welfare. The reason was to "save" Chicago, the alien enchroacher that has taken over the state. The state will reamain broke because there is not enough money to keep up with the spending on illegals. At least pay-to-play will disappear because no one will have any money unless democrat crook cronies are exempt from paying exhorbitant taxes.
My feelings are just about the same as #6. I´ve been in a state of depression every since election day. I still can´t get over how Obozo was re-elected. IMHO, it had to be large scale voter fraud. And there have been many stories of just that. I don´t look for any action on this simple because those charged with investigating it are the same ones that were engaged in it. Think Holder. And as stated above, there are more red states that blue and conservatives control most of them. And now Mich. has joined the ranks of GOP controlling the governorship and the state legislature. So, someday soon, the money spigot is going to run dry and those on the federal dole will not have anything to get anymore. Then what? As I have predicted many times in the past, I look for an armed revolution. And if and when that happens, the conservatives are true American will eventually win. I just whish I could be around to see it happen.
It would be wishful thinking... what I often call "wistful thinking"... to agree with the writer... when it seems he should be correct in this.
But... we have multiple parties... a pluralistic society and system... and the Media Ho´s are in a coalition with... the other lying commie socialist DimWit Ho´s.
This can be a very difficult and dangerous proposition to try to overcome. These Ho´s make excuses for their fellow liars... BillyBob Klintoon is a favorite... Hill-err-ee-ass to an extent also... and of course the Commie Diktater Liar Bamster.
And we might not survive this deadly mix this time around. We still could. But we might not. Nothing is guaranteed. We´ve seen every Empire in History... go down. Hence the fears by the people of Realville.
There´s a significant chance this is our time. (as in End Time)
I´m another one who´s pulled back and largely stopped paying attention since the election. In fact, this is my first L.com post since the election. Yes, I´m depressed at what happened on Nov. 6. It wasn´t fraud, it wasn´t a gimmick. The fact is, the American people expressed a very clear preference for a path that will lead us to disaster.
Mr. Chantrill´s thesis works great until he gets to 2012. The fact is, the Democrats´ strategy of the last 12 years WORKED. 2012 is the proof. There´s no way Obama should have won, but he did.
And the "maker vs. taker" explanation is simplistic and wrong-headed. The most insidious thing about the American welfare system is that most of the makers are also takers, in the form of Medicare and Social Security. There´s little or no constituency for real entitlement reform, and it will sink us.
I can´t understand why the columnist insists on focusing on the opposition´s perceived problems, rather than our own. Maybe he can stand a few more electoral butt-kickings like we took in 06,08 and 12- but I can´t, and neither can my kids´ wallets.
I´m with #6. Things have not made sense since November 6. I find it hard to read the Must Reads. I find it hard to listen to Rush and Levin. All the conservatives on TV seem to be saying blah, blah, blah. No more, no less.
I´ve begun to hang out at Ulsterman and Lame Cherry, but who knows if their explanations are any more plausible than the stuff coming out of the mainstream media. I´m doing my work, walking my dogs, and going to church. That´s about it.
OK, it´s official. Conservative bloggers need to go away for a while. Remember those articles right after the "election" about how surprised all the conservative talking heads were? Obviously they´ve learning nothing. So you guys go back to Cloud Cuckoo Land and let the rest of us deal with what´s left of reality. Either that, or mail us what you´re smoking.
Forming new parties at the fringes only empowers the opponents. Forming a new party at the center (if conservative democrats and liberal republicans get together), would control American for the next forty years. For example, if Lee Hamilton/Sam Nunn types joined with Richard Lugar types............That would be interesting.
I connected with my conservative friends for a weekend away this past weekend. They are saying the same as several posters, taking time away from politics, Rush, and Fox News. Rush is also taking a break from Rush IMO. He has been very hard to listen to since Thanksgiving break. He is depressing, so I assume he is depressed. I still think we lost due to fraud, but what makes it worse is the silence from the party heads who totally ignore the issue. Add to that the lack of confidence many conservatives have for the "leadership" in the house and its no wonder we are down in the dumps. We say it but don´t believe it, "don´t depend on government to make it better." Bind your wounds, enjoy your friends and family over the holidays. God is in control.
#6 Unfortuntely couldn´t agree with you more! It is time to enjoy the holidays, visit with friends, seek God with everything we have and pray for OUR country. The Nov 6th blow was horrible but not fatal!
Ii unsubscribed to a bunch of sites that constantly sent me emails begging for money. Also decided that much of the conservative media is just there to preach to the choir and make money doing it. Sometimes I think almost the only ones who watch MSNBC are Newsbusters and other such places - just so they´ll have something to stir up. I am sick of it.
Decided to take care of myself, plan ahead, and try to enjoy my life. In the face of such an outrageous administration, that my fellow citizens would vote for him again - well, this is no longer the country I grew up in. I am seriously looking at evasive action - to be activated when I can no longer afford the Obama voters stealing from me.
The old media won´t tell you so, but President Obama is facing a revolt from within his own political party. It was bound to happen once the dimensions of the ObamaCare disaster started to become obvious. Yesterday, I pointed out that Charles Rangel is an early indicator of the discontent bubbling beneath the surface, and that he is freer to speak than non-black Democrats. But today we have another leading indicator. (snip)Rosslyn Smith points out: "If Obama has lost Gergen, he´s lost the entire DC establishment. Gergen is almost the perfect indicator of the conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
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I claim no special insider knowledge of the Democratic Party´s inner workings, but still I am rather certain that discontent with President Obama is bubbling beneath the veneer of public unity behind the Nation´s First Black President. (snip) They´re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words - Obama´s assertion that Rangel is a "hack," according to the political tome "Double Down" - is just one element of a long-dysfunctional relationship.
Well, well, well. It´s always a glorious day in a socialist paradise when the lefties show their tyrannical hand and try to suppress speech. They want Americans to have accessibility to healthcare, but not to any information about the insurance they are forcing millions to purchase. In order to arm Californians with accurate information about the California Healthcare Exchange, the California Republican Assembly launched a website this past August called CoveringHealthcareCA.com -- clearly setting forth what you have to do, the date by which you have to do it and the consequences if you don´t.
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