Oct 26 2011

NY Times Denies 2012 Political Forces

This has been a fascinating election cycle in one important way. All sides of the Political Industrial Complex of this nation (centered in DC, NY City and LA) have been trying to ignore the Big Elephant in the room: The American Voters and their anti-government rage.

The NY Times comes out spinning like a top today trying to find some hope for their leftist policies and any kind of deadly weaknesses in their conservative opponents (and pulease don’t try and tell me the NY Times has not gone far left over the last two decades). Buried deep into the article is this gem:

Not only do 89 percent of Americans say they distrust government to do the right thing, but 74 percent say the country is on the wrong track and 84 percent disapprove of Congress — warnings for Democrats and Republicans alike.

Emphasis mine. Let that highlighted number just sink in a bit. Ponder it and roll it over. Because it underpins all the other numbers in this poll. Today 9 in 10 voters distrust government to solve problems, spend our money wisely, treat us equally, protect our freedoms and/or be semi-competent. 9 in 10!

And which party has the libertarian, small government, Tea Party heart and soul of this 90%? Which party is the party of big government solutions. Which party has an abysmal track record of big government failures from the mortgage implosion due to social engineering, to trickle down government stimulus that failed to stimulate, to mountains of generational debt?

Only those in deep denial would ignore the obvious here.

Now, translate that anti-government rage (the same one, albeit at lower intensity at the time, that hit the Democrats in 2010) to the 2012 presidential election and you have really only one champion running that represents this 90%. There is only one who is acknowledged to have the least experience with bungled government solutions.

It’s not the President – that’s for sure. He came out and admitted the obvious yesterday, basically sealing his fate:

“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.

And the masses cheered! The goal of the 90% is to get government back into its minimal box so it can stop screwing things up. Yes, we want to be left alone, on our own.

Long time government and political workers are blind to opportunities outside government. Being immersed in the process of the bureaucracy and extremely inexperienced in the real world, they fail to understand when change is needed or a dangerous line has been crossed. With well intentioned ignorance the slavishly follow the established process – sometimes to horrible results.

Two glaring examples of blindered, bureaucratic thinking scar the national psyche to this day.

The first example is 9-11. President Bush enacted sweeping changes to the relationships between law enforcement and national security intelligence so that we no longer turn a blind eye to terrorists that we detect outside our borders once they come inside them to kill us. It is known as the Gorelick wall, that out dated barrier that said the FBI could not be notified of external threats now in the country, and Bush tore it down to great and silly angst from the left. If not for this classic bureaucratic communications barrier, we may have stopped 9-11 from being executed.

The 2nd example is the mortgage implosion which caused the Great Recession of 2008. At that time liberal law makers in Congress ignored warning signs that the flood of incapable home purchasers they backed in an attempt to expand home ownership was eroding the foundation of a major section of our economy (the housing market). Bureaucrats and left wing congress-critters blindly let our nation’s wealth evaporate in a burst of social engineering gone wrong, which in the end wiped out the life savings of millions of people.

There are thousands of more examples of smaller proportion out there (think Solyndra), so that 90% who distrust government have good cause for their views. And moreover, they are right.

Will Mitt Romney, with is own version of government run health care and is fealty to the Church of Global Warming/Al Gore, represent these 9 in 10 voters?

Laughable, isn’t it.

Can Governor Rick Perry and his support for in-state tuition for illegals (not even out of state rates, making a middle class Virginian less welcome than a Mexican day worker to Texas) represent them? Congress Critters Bachman, Paul or Gingrich? Senator Santorum and his desire to deny access to contraceptives (talk about your government intrusion)?

No, the one person who aligns perfectly with this 90% is Herman Cain. Buried even farther down in the NY Times poll article is Herman Cain:

Republican voters remain unenthused about their options to challenge President Obama next year, as the competition intensifies among Mitt Romney, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and other contenders. The uncertainty has provided an opening for Herman Cain, who was viewed more enthusiastically by Republican primary voters than were other Republican candidates.

Be hard to know Herman Cain leads in that poll 25-21 over Romney, with Perry at something like 6%. Cain is presented as some aberration, and after thought.

This silly denial is not going to sway the 90%. The political news media is associated with the government – no matter how much the media opines over the days when they were watch dogs over, instead of mega phones for, politicians.

The more the Political Industrial Complex rejects Cain The Outsider, the more support he will garner because it will be clear to the 90% that the one guy government does not want at the helm is the one guy who wants to tame the bureaucratic beast. And who also happens to be the one guy who lives outside the box of bureaucratic thinking.

On a side note, forget the class warfare BS surrounding the CBO’s math on income distribution:

CBO finds that, between 1979 and 2007, income grew by:

  • 275 percent for the top 1 percent of households,
  • 65 percent for the next 19 percent,
  • Just under 40 percent for the next 60 percent, and
  • 18 percent for the bottom 20 percent.

One thing to realize is very few people live their lives in any one level of income. In 1979 I earned a living at the lowest quintile (I was 19 and working a lot of odd jobs and going to college). Today I live in the highest quintile.  Which means I have lived the American dream – as has just about everyone in the DC area and beyond. All this graph shows is my generation (entering their 50′s) is better off than my parents generation was at the same age.

The chart is all good news if you include an age factor. More lying statistics from failed bureaucrats trying to steal you hard earned money.

If a liberal tries to tell you otherwise, realize how poorly robbed the poor sap was of a decent education – and pity the fool.

15 responses so far

15 Responses to “NY Times Denies 2012 Political Forces”

  1. dhunter says:

    And today Barrack the Lyin kING Hussein is going to sign an executive order making it easier for college kids who can’t find jobs to not pay off their student loans.

    This following on his order to make it easier for those who can’t pay their mortgages to secure loans without proof of ability to pay,

    and this follows his decree that all should be covered for their healthcare issues regardless of pre-existing conditions.

    Does any right thinking human being believe that this will not insure the collapse of the system AFTER the confiscation of exorbitant amounts of taxpayer earned income.

    The socialists wet dream, to make us all poor and beholden to government plays out before our very eyes and DC is full of fools who took an oath to protect and defend against ALL enemies foreign and DOMESTIC.

    Throw ALL the bums out regardless of party, if they don’t call for impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors they are not honoring their oaths and thus are unfit to serve.
    Every Congressman and Senator should face a Tea Party candidate either in the primary or general election or We The People will be led into slavery to the Big Government crooks, thieves and tax cheats.

  2. lurker9876 says:

    Did you see what John Podesta wrote about the US Constitution…that it supports progressivism? This was shortly before he…”resigned” from CAP.

    And then there is one article…maybe the same article as John Podesta’s indicating that the Dec of Independence is illegal?

    Wow!

    Obama, we need to go back to the real American Dream…self reliance.

  3. WWS says:

    Meanwhile, Occupy Atlanta has been cleared out by police, and Occupy Oakland has devolved into street riots. The Democrats are idiots for having jumped onto this bandwagon so quickly; well, they created it, of course, so they had no choice.

    I think they (people like the NYT writers) really thought this was going to turn into some mass movement that would sweep the country just like the Tea Party movement did. They really have not the slightest comprehension of the difference between a top down movement, which pays people to show up, and a true grass roots movement like the Tea Party.

    They fantasized that everyday working people would be flocking to join the OWS movement – seen any of them there lately? Nope, instead they’re just stuck with the same old crowd of professional agitators, drifters, the homeless, and professional troublemakers. (especially those who are only there to steal and rape whenever the opportunity presents itself)

    How could Liberals have become so deluded, so detached from America, that they actually thought this was going to be attractive to the average voter? This movement is already collapsing into incoherence, and will end in most cities besides NYC soon. In NYC, the Dem’s have such a vested interest that they’ll continue paying people to show up for some time – but the crowd is going to get smaller and sadder every day from here on out.

    You know, we talk about Obama’s grand plans to transform the country – but we never factored in what a joke they would turn into when they were tried by someone so comprehensively incompetent as he is! This is like watching a revolution planned by a joint committee of the Three Stooges and the Keystone Cops.

  4. WWS says:

    btw, I saw a good explanation of the reason Perry’s support of in-state tuition for some illegals is so non-controversial in Texas. Living here, it rings true, even if it may seem hard to understand for people in other states. (especially in the far-off northeast)

    You would think that since Texas has a reputation as the most conservative state in the nation today, this support would have gotten Perry in hot water – but in Texas, the support for this idea is very mainstream and broad-based. Here’s why: this only applies to those who have been brought here as infants, who have grown up in Texas, who went to grade school and high school here. Maybe they shouldn’t have been brought here, but that’s an old mistake, and it was the Fed’s mistake anyways, not ours. In the eyes of people who live here, they’re Texans, raised right here. They may not be US citizens, but they ARE Texans. This is where they owe their allegiance, this is where they want to be, and because of this their fellow Texans agree that they deserve in-state tuition rates.

    And if it’s hard to understand how someone can be a Texan without being a US citizen, just remember – Texas; it’s a whole ‘nother country.

    Now that attitude doesn’t necessarily qualify Perry for the Presidency, but it does explain his thinking.

  5. kathie says:

    WWS, George Bush echoed Perry on in State tuition as well. Unless you are going to send the children and their families home, it is a plus to educate these children and have them productive members of their community.

  6. Redteam says:

    Very good post, I agree that much of the country is ready to turn the bums out. I hope it happens.

    (and pulease don’t try and tell me the NY Times has not gone far left over the last two decades).

    They have been far left for much longer than 2 decades, but the point is the same. The WaPo is the same or worse.

    The print news is only fit to wrap dead fish in.

    WWS:
    I saw a write up about that issue myself and while what you said is generally true, what I read said it was anyone that had gone to school in Tx for 3 years and/or had a GED. So there are apparently several versions of the story running around. I also saw where the Un of Tx at Austin only has about 200 or 300 students that are in that category, so it wasn’t a real big deal.
    I think the State of Texas should run their school system any way the citizens of Tx want it to be run. Same for other states.

  7. phaedruscj says:

    http://politicalcalculations.blogspot.com/2011/10/real-story-behind-rising-us-income.html

    The attached link shows that the income inequality measure used by many liberals is in fact much unchanged since 1994.

  8. Frogg1 says:

    Phaedruscj, here’s another article about the income inequality myth citing several studies:

    5 reasons why income inequality is a myth — and Occupy Wall Street is wrong
    http://blog.american.com/2011/10/5-reasons-why-income-inequality-is-a-myth-and-occupy-wall-street-is-wrong/

  9. Mike M. says:

    I’ll add one other point about the standard of living of people of varying incomes.

    Technology has dramatically improved the standard of living of the poor and middle class. It hasn’t helped the top 1% much. Air condtioning. Big-screen TVs. Laptop computers. It doesn’t matter how rich you are, a MacBook costs the same…and you only need the one.

  10. crosspatch says:

    At that time liberal law makers in Congress ignored warning signs that the flood of incapable home purchasers they backed in an attempt to expand home ownership was eroding the foundation of a major section of our economy (the housing market). Bureaucrats and left wing congress-critters blindly let our nation’s wealth evaporate in a burst of social engineering gone wrong, which in the end wiped out the life savings of millions of people.

    It is worse than that. George Bush proposed legislation in 2003. Senate Democrats killed it. In 2005 John McCain co-sponsored legislation and gave a speech where he laid out the risks in a speech where his scenario was practically exactly what happened. This legislation was also blocked by Senate Democrats.

    The Democrats OWN this implosion. Every single piece of it.

  11. kathie says:

    Actually George Bush proposed legislation 12 time to fix the risk problem, he sent Allen Greenspan to the hill one time, he was called a racists.

  12. Redteam says:

    Guess Pres Bush, at that point, should have just issued an illegal “executive order” to force them to do it his way. Seems as if that’s the “in” thing.

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