Amy here. KenoshaMarge has given us another excellent piece for which I am grateful since we ended up in some travel hell returning from our amazing vacation (photos to follow beginning on Tuesday). Thanks so much for this, Marge!
Here it is Monday again and the world looks no better than it did on Friday. Actually the world itself, with many parts dressed in fiery fall colors, is a thing of beauty as always. It’s the people that infest it that are ugly.
That’s not to say there aren’t a lot of good and decent people. They just seem to not enter politics or journalism, for the most part, and they seem to say little or nothing as loudmouth liars in politics and media destroy all that we hold dear.
Many citizens are too concerned with the day to day problems of keeping a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs and food on the table. Others, the potted plant people, the race voters, and the vagina voters have one issue and they vote accordingly. Is the candidate the right color? Is the candidate the right gender? And last but far from least, does the candidate promise enough free stuff?
I confess I have voted for people when the only way I could do it was to hold my nose and tell myself the alternative was worse. But never, not once, did I cast a vote because of race, gender or the promise of freebies. Unlike the greedy-needy, I know that the government has nothing. It only has what it’s taken from someone else.
I have no problem with taxes. I do have a problem when nearly half of the people in this country don’t pay any federal taxes. When the poor only take and don’t contribute they stop being citizens that need help and have become parasites that suck the life out of those that do pay and do work.
These are the things that I’m thinking on this sunny Monday morning. The following are the things I’ve read thus far today:
A U.S. ambassador in a dangerous country asks the State Department for more security. Washington sends the ambassador a request for advice on talking points. Maybe, the ambassador jokes, he should seek help from another country.
But the escalating situation on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 was no joke, and on Sept. 11, the ambassador, Chris Stevens, was dead along with three other Americans. Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of a panel investigating the terrorist attacks there, is describing Stevens’ pleas, and Washington’s response, as a “total disconnect” that left the U.S. consulate vulnerable to attack. (Click here to read the rest at Real Clear Politics.)
Gowdy was obviously out doing damage control but I’m not sure that matters. The media is pushing the “get Hillary” narrative and the potted plant voters will never know different.
This presidency has built itself around a few core elements of the progressive cause.
One such element involves developing a culture where class identity, and the envy it inherently infuses, is the driver of policy.
We are not one country, in this view. Progressives have no sense that the United States has created one people out of citizens with many disparate roots.
Instead they see a country divided — and one that needs to be further divided — by race, wealth, education, geography and identity. The American dream has been redefined according to the European experience of class confrontation.
It is of course ironic that the progressive movement seeks this goal, since most people who arrived here came as immigrants seeking to escape the concept of class. For most of America’s history, we have sought mobility, not class confrontation, as a keystone of our way of life. (Click here to read the rest at The Hill.)
The problem with all these facts and all the logic is that many/most Dem voters don’t know the facts and don’t care to learn. They hear “get the rich bastards and you’ll get more free stuff from Uncle Sam and they’re sold. Votes based on greed and envy. Nice.
Then there is this good piece from Roger Kimball:
If you have freedom, you will also have inequality.
Ponder this passage of stately prose:
The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government. From the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property, the possession of different degrees and kinds of property immediately results; and from the influence of these on the sentiments and views of the respective proprietors, ensues a division of the society into different interests and parties.
That, of course, is James Madison, from Federalist 10 , where he dilates on the origin of “faction” — its causes, he observes, are “sown in the nature of man” — and argues for a large republic (as distinct from a pure democracy) as the best prophylactic against the evil potential of conflicting interests, not least of which evils is the tyranny of the majority.
But let me return to the famous passage I quoted: “The protection of these faculties,” Madison wrote, “is the first object of government.”
Question: is it the first object of our government, the government of Barack Obama? Would it be the first object of a government presided over by, say, Hillary Clinton (who, in case you didn’t notice, is a woman)? How about a government presided over by Bernie Sanders, who is not a woman but makes up for it by being a lunatic. (Click here to read the rest from PJMedia.)
Would a public that is less than happy with the two terms of Obama’s presidency really vote for another 4 years of the same under an old white woman? He had least had his race going for him, and for many it was/is enough. Are there enough vagina voters for Hillary? Are there enough lunatics for Bernie?
Finally, this piece in Townhall by Kurt Schlichter:
It’s pretty clear that Hillary is going to be the nominee of the Party of Elderly Socialist White People. Bernie Sanders isn’t serious about taking her out and taking the lead – he’s only interested in yelling at rich people and telling them to get the hell off their own lawns.
Biden may or may not run, but the Democrat elite heaved a huge sigh of relief when Hillary didn’t whiff any of the softballs at the debate and stood towering over the midgets. That the likes of Lincoln Chaffee failed to show her up was probably enough to quell the growing unease that this empty pantsuit, whose greatest achievement is enduring the decades of humiliation heaped upon her by her satyr husband, can’t pull it off. It leaves little opportunity for the Warm Bucket of Spit from Delaware to stumble in and save the day. The Dems are nominating Hillary and whoever the focus groups pick as her vice-president.
The Republicans, however, have become the Party of Hyphenation. We have black-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, woman-Americans and, thanks to Donald Trump, oaf-Americans. The bottom line is that the GOP is going to nominate a ticket that looks a lot like the same people Hillary was counting on to elect her. (Click here to read the rest.)
Will it really matter if Biden gets in? Does one more old white guy make a difference? Even if the old white guy is a VP? Or maybe especially if the old white guy is the VP of the not so popular Obama Administration. The question should be, “are you better off than you were 8 years ago? If not, why in hell would you vote for a Democrat?”
That’s me. What are you all up to?