Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hollow Rhetoric

Separated at birth, but not political ideology.

A crowd of 100,000 in Denver, 50,000 in St. Louis and 100,000 in Ft. Collins?

Break out the loaves and fishes...

From Obama's Memo to the First Democratic Church of Colorado:

Blessed are the underachievers for they shall enjoy redistributed wealth.
Blessed are the overmortgaged for they shall enjoy bailouts.
Blessed are the lazy for they shall enjoy welfare aplenty.
Blessed are the taxpayers for they shall support all.
Blessed are those cry for Change for they shall feast on food others purchased for them.
Blessed are those who bitch, moan, and groan for they shall be appointed a tort lawyer who will sue in their namesake.
Blessed are the denizens of Code Pink for they shall enjoy a Progressive World.
Blessed are they who allow Me to finish My waffles for they shall enjoy a small share of them, someday.
Blessed are they who retain My favor for thine that faileth to retain My favor must be thrown under the bus.
Blessed are they that runneth My teleprompter for they shall be the scribes of the New Order.
Blessed are the sick for they shall have free health care, paid for by other people's money.
Blessed are the peaceful for they shall cut and runneth in good liberal fashion.
Blessed is he who keeps My brother in Kenya in his hut. His dollar bill a month runneth over.
Blessed is he who believes in the UN for he shall receive justice from the Hague.

Obama's new Commandments:

1. Do nothing corrupt unless ye be able to pin it on the Right.

2. Do it if it feels good, then lie about it if questioned.

3. Raise not your hand to your enemy but rather, pander to him with flowery words and taxpayer funds.

4. Condemn America in the way of Mine Reverend Wright.

5. Let not ye make a mistake and get pregnant but if thine doest such a mistake, seek ye an abortion.

6. Choose ye not "An eye for an eye," unless ye call Bill Ayers first for instructions on bombmaking and terrorism.

7. Seek to collect more in taxes.

8. Do not covet thy neighbor's belongings but ye complain to thine local government office, The Chosen One will redistribute as is the Way.

9. Turn in thy guns for The Chosen One shall cover you with his Truth Teams.

10. Listen not to false gods but rather, lend an ear to High Obama father Pflager.

Jeebus... I remember seeing pictures of another charismatic demagogue...
Dortmund, 1933.

And remember pics Germans pushing wheelbarrows full of worthless Deutschmarks from a few years before? After the Weimar Republic...

Just remember the time line-
1. Economy gets destroyed by idiots, (all kinds, not just one party or the other)
2. Charismatic leader takes over
3. The Country (and the world) goes to hell in a handbasket shortly thereafter

Wake up, Sheeple.

He knows how to manipulate the voter system.
He doesn’t know how businesses work, how to increase employment or to grow the economy. He knows how to organize the masses and get them to believe that they deserve handouts.

No economy will grow on that foundation. It’s time to clean up the government and Obama is not the person who can do it.

IF (Ghod forbid, and I'm still not conceding the election to His Holiness yet...I still refuse to put much faith in polls) he actually gets elected, his followers will be extremely disappointed when the traffic doesn’t flow smoother, they still have to wait in line at the post office, hurricanes still pound the coast, gas prices will go up and they have to pay co-pays on their prescriptions.

Yes, He has promised perfection.

Universal health care?
No, The One will end all disease!
Raising employment and diminishing poverty?
No, The One will provide for all of our needs and desires, and we’ll never have to toil!

Stop drinking the Kool Aid...
He can’t part the waters and the papers will show their historic fickleness and turn on him when he doesn’t pull off the first miracle.
He’ll fall short on this and delivering on his other glowing visions of Utopia, of course.

Given his thin skin, his wife’s temper and the self-righteousness of his minions and pals, his term in office would be overwhelmed with scandal and disappointment.
But the papers will pull out every excuse, and make up any rationalization to cover for him. Their vanity would never allow them to admit that they were wrong, and that their Messiah would be causing/allowing harm for America.

And Hillary and Bill will laugh and laugh, and plan for the 2012 election.

Wanna have some fun? Whenever one of The Messiah’s sheep are bleating about all of the wonderful things he’ll do, ask them why he needs the mere Presidency to work his miracles.
He had his term in the Senate and did absolutely nothing.

His powers are so glorious, yet useless without the White House?

TBG, tired of the utter bullshit, smoke, mirrors and stupidity from the Left.


T-Rav said...

Ok, good point from my last comment, that is the dialogue I enjoy. However on this most recent blog - I was enjoying the reading right up to the point where you compared a US citizen running for President to Hitler. This is exactly what I hate about the recent divide in America. We can't just disagree on policy any more. Now we've been reduced to calling a canditate "socialist," "communist," "terrorist," and now "Hitler." To the Liberals credit, about all you've heard about McCain is "old," or "just another George Bush."
My thoughts on policy differ from yours. Are you more patiotic becuase you are conservative? NO. Do you love America more? NO. It all comes down to policy and what you think works better. And that is what I love - there is debate to figure out what/who is right. You know what else I love? That you have the right to discuss whatever you want in your blog and I have the right to disagree. Keep writing, I'll keep reading - even though I disagree with more than half.

The Big Guy said...

Once again, like a good Democrat, we are changing the subject.
Now it's 'you and me' patriotism and differences- not the fact that Obama is a socialist/communist. (Please explain where redistribution of wealth is NOT socialism/communism.)

As you so succinctly note, I can make any comparison I damned well please, just as you are free to disagree. But just do it in a manner that we can continue the discourse.

Now then-
The comparison was not Obama=Hitler, the point was 'some charismatic demagogues evoke similar reactions in people who wish to be led like sheep to the slaughter'
I don't know about you, but when I was a kid, we fended for ourselves. We took risks and got the broken bones and lost acres of skin learning that when you do something dumb, you will get hurt.
We have digressed to the point where some portion of our population wants to a Nanny state.
Wear your bicycle helmet, don't step off the sidewalk, wear your seatbelt, don't say things that might hurt someone's feelings.
Basically the Gummint cares for us from cradle to grave.
That is what Hussein is proposing- taking care of everyone- deciding what is best for everyone, and confiscating wealth to make sure everyone gets their share.

Sorry, I have a problem with that.
I have issues where Big Brother has too much control over peoples freedoms...
I F%$@ing hate the Patriot Act... See the post from a few weeks back where I got the rubber glove treatment crossing the Canadian border.
I'm not a big fan of Roe v. Wade, but I think there is a lot more work to be done in that realm, since there is a slippery slope that says if you can decide my choices with my body, how long will it be before we have things like testing for recessive genes that cause mental defects or other undesirable traits, and keeping people suffering from those afflictions from jumping into the gene pool.
True, it would be better that someone genetically predisposed to being a serial killer would be better off not having kids, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Who makes the list? How do you enforce it?

I don't like a lot of the GOP planks, but I disagree with more of the Dems positions.

Sorry if you don't like the comparison, but it needs to be said. Not for humor, not to cast aspersions...
Rest assured, I have no problem with applying labels where they are needed or appropriate...
I will say Obama is a socialist/communist...maybe even a Marxist. He's not a terrorist, but he definitely hangs around with a couple. (Dispute?)
Which brings up another point...
He vacillates between denial (I didn't know Rev Wright was so Anti-America) and minimalizing (Ayres did bad stuff so long ago that it doesn't matter any more...)
and downplaying any bad associations with his other cronies (Rezko, etc) and thinking that that kind of thing just doesn't matter.
Sorry- to some of us, it does.

Another question...
(Notice how I'm sticking to candidate/politics q&a here, as opposed to your insinuation "You're name-calling, you're making unfair comparisons..")
The Dems seem to be trying to make a point that Palin is unready for the VP task...
How is it that her executive experience as Mayor of Wasilla and Gov of Alaska makes her less fit to be "a heartbeat away", where Hussein's experience as a....uh..what the hell has he done? other than being a "community organizer" and spending a term in the senate doing absolutely nothing other than getting ready to run for President?
How is he more ready to be President, than she is to be VP?

Bringing this rebuttal full circle now...
In any case, to paraphrase the Bard,
What’s in a name? That which we call Marxism
By any other name would smell as foul.

But we both know he just wouldn't fit in with the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei ... *That* wasn't my point.

Thanks for the dialog...
First round of tequila at Veracruz is on me this year. ;)

T-Rav said...

TBG, you said two things I liked. 1- that I'm a good Democrat - Thanks! and 2 - that the 1st round of tequila is on you. That's wealth redistribution that I can count on.
The second round is on me - but we have to stop there - I can't drink more than two.

I sort of feel like that lone democratic caller to the Shawn Hannity radio show when I post a comment here. :)

Anonymous said...

I may certainly disagree with you on many issues, but I am always happy to discuss/debate with you because you can at least articulate what you believe (however misguided ;) ).

I must disagree about the name calling. I often hear various liberals refer to Bush, Limbaugh, etc as Fascists or Hitler. And on the same subject, when is the last time you heard someone refer to a neo-liberal or far-left ..gee, can only us poor conservative types be 'extreme'. I tend to disagree strongly with where the middle of the road is currently defined by the MSM.

Anonymous said...

TBG, Constant reader Coop here, 1st time /long time... (Came to your Blog a year or 2 ago thanks to James at the NBA) anyway, found this in my travels across the internet today and thought you may find it interesting... its a tad long, but a good read.

Mr. Obama,
Given the uproar about the simple question asked you by
Joe the plumber, and the persecution that has been
heaped on him because he dared to question you, I find
myself motivated to say a few things to you myself. While
Joe aspires to start a business someday, I already have
started not one, but 4 businesses. But first, let me
introduce myself. You can call me "Cory the well driller". I
am a 54 year old high school graduate. I didn't go to
college like you, I was too ready to go "conquer the world"
when I finished high school.
25 years ago at age 29, I started my own water well
drilling business at a time when the economy here in East
Texas was in a tailspin from the crash of the early 80's oil
boom. I didn't get any help from the government, nor did I
look for any. I borrowed what I could from my sister, my
uncle, and even the pawn shop and managed to scrape
together a homemade drill rig and a few tools to do my
first job. My businesses did not start as a result of
privilege. They are the result of my personal drive,
personal ambition, self discipline, self reliance, and a
determination to treat my customers fairly. From the very
start my business provided one other (than myself) East
Texan a full time job. I couldn't afford a backhoe the first
few years (something every well drilling business had), so
I and my helper had to dig the mud pits that are
necessary for each and every job with hand shovels. I
had to use my 10 year old, 1/2 ton pickup truck for my
water tank truck (normally a job for at least a 2 ton truck).
A year and a half after I started the business, I scraped
together a 20% down payment to get a modest bank loan
and bought a (28 year) old, worn out, slightly bigger
drilling rig to allow me to drill the deeper water wells in my
area. I spent the next few years drilling wells with the rig
while simultaneously rebuilding it between jobs. Through
these years I never knew from one month to the next if I
would have any work or be able to pay the bills. I got
behind on my income taxes one year, and spent the next
two years paying that back (with penalty and interest)
while keeping up with ongoing taxes. I got behind on my
water well supply bill 2 different years (way behind the
second time... $80,000.00), and spent over a year paying
it back (each time) while continuing to pay for ongoing
supplies C.O.D.. Of course, the personal stress endured
through these experiences and years is hard to measure.
I do have a stent in my heart now to memorialize it all.
I spent the next 10 years developing the reputation for
being the most competent and most honest water well
driller in East Texas. 2 years along the way, I hired
another full time employee for the drilling business so that
we could provide full time water well pump service as well
as the well drilling. Also, 3 years along the path, I bought
a water well screen service machine from a friend,
starting business # 2. 5 years later I made a business
loan for $100,000.00 to build a new, higher production,
computer controlled screen service machine. I had
designed the machine myself, and it didn't work out for 3
years so I had to make the loan payments without the
benefit of any added income from the new machine. No
government program was there to help me with the
payments, or to help me sleep at night as I lay awake
wondering how I would solve my machine problems or
pay my bills. Finally, after 3 years, I got the screen
machine working properly, and that provided another full
time job for an East Texan in the screen service business.
2 years after that, I made another business loan, this time
for $250,000.00, to buy another used drilling rig and all
the support equipment needed to run another, larger, drill
rig. This provided another 2 full time jobs for East Texans.
Again, I spent a couple of years not knowing if I had made
a smart move, or a move that would bankrupt me. For the
third time in 13 years, I had placed everything I owned on
the line, risking everything, in order to build a business.
A couple of years into this, I came up with a bright idea for
a new kind of mud pump, a fundamentally necessary
pump used on water well drill rigs. I spent my entire life
savings to date (just $30,000.00), building a prototype of
the pump and took it to the national water well convention
to show it off. Customers immediately started coming out
of the woodworks to buy the pumps, but there was a
problem. I had depleted my assets making the prototype,
and nobody would make me a business loan to start
production of the new pumps. With several deposits for
pump orders in hand, and nowhere to go, I finally started
applying for as many credit card as I could find and took
cash withdrawals on these cards to the tune of over
$150,000.00 (including modest loans from my dear sister
and brother), to get this 3rd business going.
Yes, once again, I had everything hanging over the line in
an effort to start another business. I had never
manufactured anything, and I had to design and bring into
production a complex hydraulic machine from an untested
prototype to a reliable production model (in six months).
How many nights I lay awake wondering if I had just
made the paramount mistake of my life I cannot tell you,
but there were plenty. I managed to get the pumps into
production, which immediately created another 2 full time
jobs in East Texas. Some of the models in the first year
suffered from quality issues due to the poor workmanship
of one of my key suppliers, so I and an employee
(another East Texan employed) had to drive across the
country to repair customers' pumps, practically from coast
to coast. I stood behind the product, and made payments
to all the credit cards that had financed me (and my
brother and sister). I spent the next 5 years improving and
refining the product, building a reputation for the pump
and the company, working to get the pump into drill rig
manufacturers' product lines, and paying back credit
cards. During all this time I continued to manage a
growing water well business that was now operating 3
drill rig crews, and 2 well service crews. Also, the screen
service business continued to grow. No government
programs were there to help me, Mr. Obama, but that's
ok, I didn't expect any, nor did I want any. I was too busy
fighting to make success happen to sit around waiting for
the government to help me.
Now, after manufacturing the mud pumps for 7 years, my
combined businesses employ 32 full time employees, and
distribute $5,000,000.00 annually through the local
economy. Now, just 4 months ago I borrowed
$1,254,000.00, purchasing computer controlled
machining equipment to start my 4th business, a
production machine shop. The machine shop will serve
the mud pump company so that we can better
manufacture our pumps that are being shipped
worldwide. Of course, the machine shop will also do work
for outside companies as well. This has already produced
2 more full time jobs, and 2 more should develop out of it
in the next few months. This should work out, but if it
doesn't it will be because you, and the other professional
politicians like yourself, will have destroyed our country's'
(and the world) economy with your meddling with
mortgage loan programs through your liberal manipulation
and intimidation of loaning institutions to make sure that
unqualified borrowers could get mortgages. You see, at
the very time when I couldn't get a business loan to get
my mud pumps into production, you were working with
Acorn and the Community Reinvestment Act programs to
make sure that unqualified borrowers could buy homes
with no down payment, and even no credit or worse yet,
bad credit. Even the infamous, liberal, Ninja loans (No
Income, No Job or Assets). While these unqualified
borrowers were enjoying unrealistically low interest rates,
I was paying 22% to 24% interest on the credit cards that
I had used to provide me the funds for the mud pump
business that has created jobs for more East Texans. It's
funny, because after 25 years of turning almost every
dime of extra money back into my businesses to grow
them, it has been only in the last two years that I have
finally made enough money to be able to put a little away
for retirement, and now the value of that has dropped
40% because of the policies you and your ilk have
perpetrated on our country.
You see, Mr. Obama, I'm the guy you intend to raise
taxes on. I'm the guy who has spent 25 years toiling and
sweating, fretting and fighting, stressing and risking, to
build a business and get ahead. I'm the guy who has
been on the very edge of bankruptcy more than a dozen
times over the last 25 years, and all the while creating
more and more jobs for East Texans who didn't want to
take a risk, and would not demand from themselves what
I have demanded from myself. I'm the guy you
characterize as "the Americans who can afford it the
most" that you believe should be taxed more to provide
income redistribution "to spread the wealth" to those who
have never toiled, sweated, fretted, fought, stressed, or
risked anything. You want to characterize me as someone
who has enjoyed a life of privilege and who needs to pay
a higher percentage of my income than those who have
bought into your entitlement culture. I resent you, Mr.
Obama, as I resent all who want to use class warfare as a
tool to advance their political career. What's worse, each
year more Americans buy into your liberal entitlement
culture, and turn to the government for their hope of a
better life instead of themselves. Liberals are succeeding
through more than 40 years of collaborative effort
between the predominant liberal media, and liberal
indoctrination programs in the public school systems
across our land.
What is so terribly sad about this is this. America was
made great by people who embraced the one-time
American culture of self reliance, self motivation, self
determination, self discipline, personal betterment, hard
work, risk taking. A culture built around the concept that
success was in reach of every able bodied American who
would strive for it. Each year that less Americans
embrace that culture, we all descend together. We
descend down the socialist path that has brought country
after country ultimately to bitter and unremarkable states.
If you and your liberal comrades in the media and school
systems would spend half as much effort cultivating a
culture of can-do across America as you do cultivating
your entitlement culture, we could see Americans at large
embracing the conviction that they can elevate
themselves through personal betterment, personal
achievement, and self reliance. You see, when people
embrace such ideals, they act on them. When people act
on such ideals, they succeed. All of America could find
herself elevating instead of deteriorating. But that would
eliminate the need for liberal politicians, wouldn't it, Mr.
Obama? The country would not need you if the country
was convinced that problem solving was best left with
individuals instead of the government. You and all your
liberal comrades have got a vested interested in creating
a dependent class in our country. It is the very business
of liberals to create an ever expanding dependence on
government. What's remarkable is that you, who have
never produced a job in your life, are going to tax me to
take more of my money and give it to people who wouldn't
need my money if they would get off their entitlement
mentality asses and apply themselves at work, demand
more from themselves, and quit looking to liberal
politicians to raise their station in life.
You see, I know because I've had them work for me
before. Hundreds of them over these 25 years. People
who simply will not show up to work on time. People who
just will not work 5 days in a week, much less, 6 days.
People always looking for a way to put less effort out.
People who actually tell me that they would do more if I
just would first pay them more. People who take off work
to sit in government offices to apply to get free
government handouts (gee, I wonder how things would
have turned out for them if they had spent that time
earning money and pleasing their employer?). You see,
all of this comes from your entitlement mentality culture.
Oh, I know you will say I am uncompassionate. Sorry, Mr.
Obama, wrong again. You see, I've seen what the
average percentage of your income has been given to
charities over the years of 2000 to 2004 (ignoring the
years you started running for office - can you pronounce
"politically motivated"), you averaged less than 1%
annually. And your running mate, Joe Biden, averaged
less than ¼% of his annual income in charitable
contributions over the last 10 years. Like so many liberals,
the two of you want to give to the needy, just as long as it
is someone else's money you are giving to them. I won't
say what I have given to charities over the last 25 years,
but the percentage is several times more than you and
Joe Biden. combined (don't you just hate Google?). Tell
me again how you feel my pain.
In short, Mr. Obama, your political philosophies represent
everything that is wrong with our country. You represent
the culture of government dependence instead of self
reliance; Entitlement mentality instead of personal
achievement; Penalization of the successful to reward the
unmotivated; Political correctness instead of open
mindedness and open debate. If you are successful, you
may preside over the final transformation of America from
being the greatest and most self-reliant culture on earth,
to just another country of whiners and wimps, who sit
around looking to the government to solve their problems.
Like all of western Europe. All countries on the decline. All
countries that, because of liberal socialistic mentalities,
have a little less to offer mankind every year.
God help us...
Cory Miller
just a ordinary, extraordinary American, the way a lot of
Americans used to be.
P.S. Yes, Mr. Obama, I am a real American...

One can go to Mr. Miller's website and find out that Mr.
Miller is indeed quite real. He drills; he works; he pays
his bills; he provides for his family. He is what made
America great, and very, very sadly we are losing that.