May 25 2010
It has become very tough to blog these last few weeks as two forces of arrogance collide in our political national theatre. The one which is most troubling is the group who which has to be deemed as the better of two lousy choices. This group is the far right. You can identify them as the ones who have never learned the lesson about democracy and respect. They claim to be the only ‘true’ conservatives, and endlessly bash those who don’t toe their small minded ways. Anyone who uses the terms ‘RINO’ or ‘faux conservative’ is not only compensating but is also turning off potential political allies. There are no ‘true’ conservatives, any more than there are ‘true’ Americans. We are all flawed and imperfect, and we need the help and support of our fellow citizens to achieve great things. Self aggrandizing is not the sign of strength or wisdom.
Our democracy was built on finding common-ground solutions to enormous challenges. We are libertarians at our core, not lemmings. We respect diversity and abhor the idea of political correctness. The Mark Levins of the world, while they claim loudly they are ‘great Americans’ and the such, don’t even understand what makes America great. It used to be the banding of brothers, the collective will to take on humanity’s challenges large and small. And to do so in a free markets, where ideas and solutions come from any and all corners. It never was about cliques who claim superiority over all others.
Those who demand fealty to their world view are anti-American, whether they demand it from a perch the far left or on the far right. I have no interest in championing the causes of these people. None. But sadly we are faced with an even more insipid arrogance on the other side of the aisle. One of even greater proportion and danger. We as a nation need to oust the Democrats from power before they destroy this country (and this world economy) any more. They, on the other hand, have other plans.
For instance, how about a $165 billion dollar payout to unions:
A Democratic senator is introducing legislation for a bailout of troubled union pension funds.Â If passed, the bill could put another $165 billion in liabilities on the shoulders of American taxpayers.
Does anyone think those who mismanaged the pension funds into trouble should now be handed another large some of OUR money to manage? How did the tool Rep Grayson put it – isn’t that like letting al Qaeda fly the plane?? We are running annual deficits over a trillion dollars a year, people are barely getting by and the Democrats plan to send the unions a huge slush fund? Funds which will free up cash for unions to use in political races – Doh!
Or how about quadrupling the tax on oil so every single form of transportation costs more, driving up the cost of everything people purchase:
Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadrupleâ€”to 32 cents a barrelâ€”a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups. The increase would raise nearly $11 billion over the next decade.
The tax is levied on oil produced in the U.S. or imported from foreign countries.
I did not make this mistake, why the hell should I pay for it? Or how about a government full of crooks who bailout one company in order to hurt their competition:
How many golden parachutes will this quid pro quo create?
The thieves are running the bank with all our money, investments and futures in it. They are so arrogant they not only demand we accept their vision of a new world order, but they demand (under the punishment of law) we fund it.
Which makes the left the worse of two evils. I am not supporting the holier-than-everyone-else uber conservatives in the country. But we can put up with them as long as a new governing coalition can roll back Obamanomics and Obamacare. As long as its not costing me and family I can put up with arrogance. Its a free country after all.
Update: Examples of our future without repealing the Democrat madness are on display all over. Here is the future of Obamacare:
The future of US medicine under ObamaCare is already on display in Massachusetts. The top four health insurers there just posted first-quarter losses of more than $150 million. Most of them blamed the state’s decision to keep premiums at last year’s levels for individual and small-business policies, when they’d proposed double-digit hikes to match the soaring costs they’ve seen under the state’s universal-coverage law.
The companies have gone to court to challenge the state’s action — it apparently had no basis for its ruling beyond the political needs of Gov. Deval Patrick. If they win, Bay State health premiums will continue their rapid rise; if they lose, they’ll eventually have to stop doing business in Massachusetts — and the state will be that much closer to a “single payer” system of socialized medicine.
World stock markets tumbled Tuesday, extending Wall Street’s sell-off as the sliding euro fueled a new wave of pessimism about the global economy’s health.
Renewed worries about Europe’s debt problems rattled already anxious investors, who grew more uncertain about the outlook for the U.S. and global economies.
How’s that “Hope & Change” working for you all?