Monthly Archives: November 2013

JFK and other Right-wing Extremists

The reason the government is in deficit is because you have more than 4 million people unemployed, and because the last 5 years you have had rather a sluggish growth, much slower than any other Western country. I am in favor of a tax cut because I am concerned that if we don’t get the tax cut that we are going to have an increase in unemployment and that we may move into a period of economic downturn. . . .  I think this tax cut can give the stimulus to our economy over the next 2 or 3 years. I think it will provide for greater national wealth. I think it will reduce unemployment. I think it will strengthen our gold position. So I think that the proposal we made is responsible and in the best interests of the country.

Obviously, I’m quoting some unhinged right wing-nut here.  You know, some poor  idiot who actually believes in that supply-side voodoo economics nonsense that almost destroyed our country back in the Dark Ages of the Reagan years.

After all, everyone knows that, rather than being created by the hard work and ingenuity of people in the private sector, the wealth of our country is created by being shat out the backsides of our all-wise and benevolent politicians, to be justly spread around by federal government bureaucrats.

Well, actually that quote was from liberal icon President John F. Kennedy, in an interview in 1963, just months before he was shot dead by the Communist-supporter Lee Harvey Oswald, fifty years before Friday.  (Thanks, Neil Cavuto, for source.)

(No, I don’t buy the conspiracy theories, which stem in part, I believe, from an inability of many liberals to accept that a leftist was actually responsible for that vile deed.)

I’m quoting JFK here not to worship or canonize the man.  (Unfortunately, one of President Kennedy’s most enduring legacies was his assurance that his Catholic Faith would have no impact on his actions in office – an attitude shared by countless American “Catholics” today.  Even among most Catholics, it seems that separation of church and state has devolved into separation of any moral principles from politics and law, a practice which has led not to freedom, but simply to immoral—and increasingly despotic—government.)

Nor am I trying to make him out to be some kind of conservative hero.  Rather, I’m using him to illustrate just how far the Democratic Party has plunged over the past fifty years.

For many years now, “liberal” Democrats routinely denounce and ridicule any call for tax-cuts, or any reduction or check on the runaway growth of the federal Leviathon.

And even the allegedly “conservative” Republican establishment is determined to squash any “extremist” trouble-makers – anyone who might actually be serious about trying to hold government to constitutional limitations.

Though I don’t follow such things closely, I’m seeing more and more in the media these days warning of the dire threat to our nation supposedly posed by the “extremists” who allegedly are taking over the GOP – and of the threat of “polarization.”  (See my earlier post, “Through Polarized Lenses.”)

“Extremist,” of course, is their preferred term for constitutional conservatives.

Such vacuous name-calling, of course, is a perfect way to avoid any kind of substantial discussion or debate on the issues.  Rather than discuss what is in fact right or wrong for our country, any dissent from the prevailing agenda of the ruling class in Washington is denounced off-hand with the label “extremism.”  Let’s not get bogged down in discussion of constitutional law or actual policies.  All you need to know is that “extremists” are bad because they’re “extreme,” and “moderates” are good, because they’re, well, “moderate.”

We no longer judge politicians or policies by any standard of right and wrong, or adherence to rule of our nation’s law (the Constitution), but instead by their alleged distance from some undefined “center.”

Personally, I think they should resurrect the old Soviet-era word, “deviationist.”  It’s at least more accurate, as what they mean by “extremists” are those who deviate from the agenda of The Party.

Of course, I personally happen to find limited government abiding by the rule of constitutional law to be quite moderate and sensible, and the unlimited power of a government unrestrained by rule of law to be “extreme” and dangerous.  But never mind me.  I’m a troglodyte nutjob extremist.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

(Yeah kids, that’s “Thanks-Giving,” as in giving thanks to God.  You bleedin’ hearts can put that in your pipes and smoke it.)

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Golden Opportunities

(Blogger’s note:  This material was originally intended for last week, but due to my schedule lately, I did not have time to finish it then.  My sincere apologies for this being overdue.)

Oh how the mighty have fallen!  The man who not so long ago was so widely hailed as our new Secular Messiah, and Savior of the World, keeps revealing himself to be more and more pathetic with every day, proving himself to be, in the words of Clint Eastwood (because, as I’ve said before, the words of Hollywood actors are of infinite importance), “the greatest fraud ever perpetuated on the American people.”

First there was his incredibly shameless, and artless, lying about his lying about Obamacare.

“Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really like that plan, what we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.”

(Italics added.)  Of course, Dear Leader had never once said that last part before.   (Ha, ha!  Fooled ya suckas!”)

That one, in my humble opinion, beats out Slick Willie’s classic “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is,’ is.”

Then there was his half-assed, insincere “apology” for the debacle he had forced upon the nation, followed by his trying to wriggle out by saying insurance companies can offer their old plans (which had to be scrapped in order to comply with the new legislation) – thus, in typical Obama fashion trying to avoid responsibility for the damage, and putting the blame back on those Evil Insurance Companies.

You’d think now would be the perfect time for “conservative” Republicans to attack Obama and the Dems with all they got.  But instead, the GOP establishment (after doing virtually nothing to stop this disaster), wants to sit back and let it Obamacare “implode of its own weight.”

In the meantime, Washington and their media cronies are spending all their ammo on Ted Cruz and the Tea Party, frantically scrambling to dig up any dirt they can.  (OMG!  Cruz liked to drink in college!  And he was . . . get this!  . . . ambitious!  So unlike humble “choom room” Barry.)

We’re supposed to fear the sinister ambitions of those rare politicians who dare suggest the government actually follow constitutional limits, while at the same time putting our faith and trust in politicians (of either party) who constantly and shamelessly expand the power of unlimited, lawless government.  It’s all for our own good, of course.

 

,Now is a golden opportunity to fight for the principles of freedom and limited constitutional government, against this spectacular failure of the federal leviathan.   Men follow courage of conviction.  Nobody follows spineless compromise, or those who stand for nothing.  Yeah, it mucked up history, but “conservatives” would do well to sit down and watch Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, and ponder its lessons

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