Obama = fundamental transformation of America
Trump = fundamental transformation of government
For several years now the Democrats have very little in the way of policy. Their main campaign thrusts have been that they are not like their opponents. They attack their opponents with bullets of “isms” and phobias. That is, they fire their epithet bullets of racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobic, islamophobic, xenophobic, etc. But it is starting to be that nobody cares.
Why is this? Because it is as if their weapons are now empty, but they don’t realize it. They just keep pulling the trigger, not realizing that they are firing blanks. They think they are hitting their target, but the target has heard it all too often. The most unfortunate aspect is that when a real wolf appears, the boy will have no more real bullets.
Instead of being cowed by being called deplorables, the rest of us just chuckle, shake our heads and walk away. So sad.
Those still using these bullets don’t yet realize it, but not only are they firing blanks, their ad hominem methods are backfiring. Just as Harry Reid’s nuclear option has backfired, all the hate mongering if continued is just going to make it that much harder for its practitioners to regain credibility.
As reported here, Clinton campaign staffers are blaming Comey and racism for her loss. In a way, this is true. It is not Comey or racism however, it is the “blaming”. That is, the Dem party is doubling down on an Alinsky blame game that has run its course and is backfiring more than having an effect.
The forgotten Americans in fly-over country are tried of hearing these attacks. The only question is how long will it be before the Alinsky tactics are recognized as having lost their mojo.
The choice of Dem leadership: Pelosi, Schumer, Ellison et al, shows that the main body of Dems is still in denial; still in the very first stage of grief.
I love that they are choosing these folks for their leaders because it shows they do not know how to reverse their decline, and we can look forward to more conservative gains at their expense.
The debate over Supply Side or not-Supply Side, call it Demand-Side is another laughable exercise in elitist sophistication and bubble-think. “Oh, we tried supply-side and it did not work”. Nonsense.
Here is the common sense of it: supply side says to make every one better off, we have to create more stuff, and government should support policies that encourage such wealth creation. Demand side implies that artificial demand must be created by government. But the only way government can do this is by taking away from some so it can give it to others. Don’t they see that there is no gain by simply confiscating and re-distributing?
The only way to have more pie is to create more pie; not find new ways to divvy it up.
“Goodbye free government, free elections, free speech, and free press, as well as all civil liberties.” The election of 2016? No the 1876 election of Rutherford Hayes over Samuel Tildon.
Another famous Democrat Joseph Pulitzer – of Pulitzer Prize fame – called for 100,000 armed Tilden supporters to storm Washington D.C. Fortunately, it did not happen.
In 2016, nothing new.
Where is Hillary’s reset button now that we really need it?
During election night the market acted on its innate, media-driven fears. The media continued to believe its own stilted viewpoint. The media has in its heart actually ignored Trump until now, except when he acted the buffoon, or otherwise fit their desired narrative.
Then during the President-Elect’s first speech, something new and unexpected happened: the media was forced to actually see Mr. Trump for the first time. It actually looked at him, whereas previously it had only looked upon its caricature of him.
After the period of being stunned wears off, it will be interesting to see how the media and thus the market behaves.
We must respect all people, regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age. But what about political orientation?
Where is the outrage at the blatant bias, hatred, oppression against those whose political orientation is different? Just go to most college campuses for examples of bigotry, hatred and oppression of conservatives.
Move over all you “haters” of protected classes — make room for the liberal haters. Because political orientation is not a protected class and your hatred and oppression can be freely expressed; just aim it towards this unprotected class.
“The email was not marked classified. And Monica Lewinsky was not marked as a bimbo.”
Let’s really have separation of Church and State in the sense this is really meant: that government should not establish and enforce a religion on the populace. No State Religion.
That means you cannot have government enforcement of the religion of Liberalism, with its various sects of environmentalism, feminism, and humanism. And its other names of Socialism and Progressivism.
But those are not religions you say? But faith is the acceptance of beliefs that cannot be proven rationally, and the deliberate suspension of critical thinking. All of the above “isms” are such. The values and benefits of them all must be taken on faith, in spite of the proven fact that they have never worked before. Because “it will be different this time”. And more importantly, because “we have never been in charge of it before” which is what is really meant when they say “it has not really been tried before”.
Totalitarianism has been tried before, and it has never worked. And all massive government and diminished citizenry is totalitarianism.
I for one am tired of Left and Right fighting over who gets to be in charge of the State Religion. Enough!