The Contrarian often accuses me of being too partisan. Well, maybe I am, but frankly it’s very hard not to be. The clear and unadulterated fact is that all politicians mislead. The Democrats do it from time to time. The Republicans, on the other hand, do it as a matter of course. They seem so sure that their true intentions are so out of line with what any human would agree with, that lying is the only way to get us to “take our medicine.”
And believe me, medicine is what they are offering from their strange world view. I think it goes something like this–Rome fell in part because it let every Tom, Dick, and Harry become a citizen. They then fed them free of charge. They became entitled from their point of view. Rome became lazy and bloated with a welfare mentality and was ripe for the picking. And they were picked.
They would claim that the US is falling behind in everything because the government and Democrats want to grow a nanny state, which is what Europe did, and look at the mess they are in, powerful and mostly bankrupt. We are too lazy, and we expect the government to provide for us, so why bother?
Okay, the medicine. Drastically reduce all controls on business and let it be a free system where the successful will rise to the top and the not so successful won’t. When business has freedom to do what it wishes, the economy will flourish, employment will rebound to offer a job to all who wish one. Those who don’t wish one–not their concern. All government programs that support the poor? Slashed drastically or gutted completely. The only safety net is temporary and for those who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.
Religion by the way, will pick up the slack for the truly poor who are unable to work permanently. That’s called charity and you should be damned glad we just don’t throw you into the furnace.
Of course, such a plan is silly, and misses the biggest ingredient of all–GREED. It depends on the good intentions of the business community, and frankly we see way too little of that these days.
Anyway, that’s my take on what they want to do and why. And that it sucks is why they lie about everything and try by hook and crook to win the day rather than tell the truth and let average people decide.
Take one idiot–Joe Walsh–a name not to be bandied about for long, since he is surely to lose his seat in Congress come November. His pronouncements become more outlandish every day. He sees Al Qaida behind the recent shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin. He calls the President “boy” and claims that Jesse Jackson wants to return all African-Americans to the plantation–which if you didn’t know, is code, for “he’s an uppity Negro”.
Just read that our favorite pseudo-historian David Barton, has had his book pulled off the shelves and all publication stopped because the publisher became “aware” that it was full of errors.
His newest book, Jefferson Lies, turned out to be just chock full of them.
Irony is sweet at times doncha think?
Aww, and Barton is always saying that the only people who disagree with his books are dirty liberals.
Morris has a new book out called Here Come the Black Helicopters which he claims is code for attacking Washington. In this case he means Obama, who he claims will impose a world government through the UN if re-elected.
Remember that crazy guy who predicted the end of the world recently? I think he should pick the day after the election, cuz Republicans sure say a lot of bad stuff is gonna happen should the Prez be re-elected. Hang onto your hats–and guns!
Another paste eater as a kid for sure.
Until the sun implodes and becomes a white dwarf.
Until Ying meets Yang.
But I have a Cobb salad to make for dinner, so that’s all for now.
- David Barton’s Book Will Rise Again (patheos.com)
- David Barton’s Christian Publishers Have Pulled His Book from the Shelves Due to Factual Inaccuracies (patheos.com)
- NPR Looks Into David Barton’s Bunk History, Refusal to Respond to Criticism (secularnewsdaily.com)
- Is Dick Morris the world’s worst political pundit? | Harry J Enten (guardian.co.uk)
- Dick Morris: “Don’t Believe Garbage Being Put Out By Media… Romney Is Winning” (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Rep. Joe Walsh says Democrats want minorities ‘to be dependent on government. That’s their game.’ (dailykos.com)
- Congressman Joe Walsh Repeatedly Refers To President Obama As “Son” (alan.com)
- Joe Walsh swipes legislation. From a Democrat. (dailykos.com)