Montana’s lone U.S. House member, Steve Daines, is serving his first term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. And there is absolutely no doubt that Daines will soon declare his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Max Baucus.
When Daines ran for the U.S. House seat in 2012, he had no political voting record, as he had not yet been elected to public office. He ran–as most Republicans do–as a “conservative.” His campaign slogan was “More Jobs–Less Government.” Sounds good, doesn’t it? Politicians’ slogans always sound good. Well, now Steve Daines has a voting record; and, so far, that record is only more of the same.
In the first place, if a politician (at any level) does not comprehend the existence of the so-called New World Order and the propensity of government to construct a police state, he or she is totally incapable of defending our liberties. In the second place, if the politician does not have a basic understanding of, and a commitment to, the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and U.S. Constitution, he or she is incapable of defending our liberties. And in the next place, unless the politician is truly honest, selfless, and without personal ambition, he or she is incapable of defending our liberties. I suppose we should also add the necessity of a politician having no skeletons in his or her closet that the enemies of freedom could use to intimidate and manipulate them with. That’s a tall order; I know. But it is exactly the lack of these qualities that has brought our country to the brink of ruin.
In 2010 millions of American tea-party constitutionalists, to include the GOP’s Christian base, united in a remarkable grass-roots effort to rein in our unbridled federal government and return it to its expressly limited constitutional confines. As a result, an unprecedented number of counter-constitutionalist lawmakers (read: liberal Democrats) were swept from office.
The Obama administration wasn’t going to take this lying down. Whether it was by tacit approval or via direct order remains largely immaterial. The president quickly and unlawfully politicized the Internal Revenue Service, using it as a weapon against his political enemies. In an explosive scandal that continues to grow, the Obama IRS was caught – smoking gun in hand – intentionally targeting conservative and Christian organizations and individuals for harassment, intimidation and, ultimately, for political destruction.
Not only has Obama faced zero accountability for these arguably impeachable offenses, he has since doubled down. With jaw-dropping gall, his administration has now moved to officially weaponize the IRS against conservatives once and for all.
Over the past two days, House Speaker, John Boehner ripped the conservative branch of his party for not supporting efforts to work with the free spending Democrats. He basically complained that people who believed in the constitution and stood against the every expanding and intruding national government were making it difficult to work with the President. It would seem that Speaker Boehner has been around the bureaucratic cesspool inside the beltway for far too long and he values the smooth and continuous operation of the mechanism of government over the proper and constitutional operation of government.
He, and his right hand man, Eric Cantor, have become part of the system they were elected to bring under control. They talk about the evils of ObamaKare and other machinations of Valarie Jarrett and Zeke Emanuel, but appear to be more than comfortable coexisting with the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid… even the Obama regime. The Obama regime that hates his party and treats him like a door mat. If you see him on television with shoe prints on his shirt or pasts, it’s probably that he has just met with the President or Harry Reid.
Boehner has shown us the Obama regime no longer has a viable opposition party. The Republican Party under his leadership has become little more than a speed bump on the road to destruction… and that is exactly how he is treated. He is seen as a minor inconvenience by the progressive government – and by Americans who are paying attention.
While many would like to see the church held to silence behind closed mahogany doors, this is not what our founders believed. It is not what many pastors believed over the years. Here is a sampling of wisdom from these brave and conscientious preachers and patriots on the role of Christians in our constitutional society.
Matthias Burnett, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Norwalk, An Election Sermon, Preached at Hartford, on the Day of the Anniversary Election, May 12, 1803
Consider well the important trust . . . which God . . . [has] put into your hands. . . . To God and posterity you are accountable for [your rights and your rulers]. . . . Let not your children have reason to curse you for giving up those rights and prostrating those institutions which your fathers delivered to you. . . . [L]ook well to the characters and qualifications of those you elect and raise to office and places of trust. . . . Think not that your interests will be safe in the hands of the weak and ignorant; or faithfully managed by the impious, the dissolute and the immoral. Think not that men who acknowledge not the providence of God nor regard His laws will be uncorrupt in office, firm in defense of the righteous cause against the oppressor, or resolutly oppose the torrent of iniquity. . . . Watch over your liberties and privileges – civil and religious – with a careful eye.
We’ve just seen one more Supreme Court decision that takes us further from the righteousness that “exalts a nation”. This is not surprising. It’s nothing new to see laws, regulations and high court decisions that are designed to create a different country from the one we have loved and the one our founders passed on to us.
I hear many people talking about how bad things are. They expect things to get even worse. Knowing the difference between right and wrong does not mean that we can just identify things that are not good for us, or for those around us. It means we have a responsibility to do something about it. We see the values of the ruling elite are destroying our land, but worse than that, they are destroying the people.
This past weekend, Virginia Republicans made a historical choice in selecting E.W. Jackson as their candidate to run for Lieutenant Governor this fall. For those not familiar with politics in the Old Dominion, this is something critics would say is most unusual. But then, as they say, no one ever erected a statue to critics.
To those people, the fact that Jackson is a former Marine and graduate of Harvard Law School, is overshadowed by the fact that he is a black man. They got all excited when Doug Wilder was elected Governor… he, himself said it was the time when “hell froze over”. But, when such a man is nominated by Republicans, the move is viewed with cynicism and his racial credentials are questioned.
As we watch the news… on any of the channels… we are witnessing the death of the two party system. Hardcore libertarians have been proclaiming this for years, but their standard is that anyone who doesn’t swallow their entire program – the good and the questionable – hook, line and sinker is an enemy of the people.
This time, we have the leadership of the Republican Party rolling over and playing dead in the face of the most destructive, divisive and dishonest administration in the history of our great land. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has surrendered in the fight to stop ObamaKare from destroying our health care system. House Speaker, John Boehner, declared on national television that he “absolutely” trusts Obama. His right hand puppet, Eric Cantor, is standing by his side, spreading word of the futility of fighting the President.
One has to wonder what happened to people we had hoped would stand with us in our quest to retain our freedom. Were they just lying to us as they posed as our protectors? Were they sincere, but found they had no stomach for the fight? Were they victims of the “Chicago way”… threatening harm to our representatives or their families if they continued their resistance.
Recently read an editorial on how the “Evil” Republicans are pulling schemes and tricks to disenfranchise the Democrats through redistricting that would be humorous if it were not so obvious that writer was serious. Ever the masters of hypocrisy, the Democrats are screaming the injustice of the redistricting, acting as though they – pure as the driven snow – would Never do such a thing. Even referencing the Republicans as racist because it was done on the MLK Jr. holiday and the inauguration (one Dem senator left, leaving the door open for the vote).
While I prefer to avoid this kind of action, it must be done periodically to insure that the opposition knows that you will. I am pleased that the Republicans have finally gotten enough backbone to do back to the Democrats what they have been doing for over 100 years. Ever the party of “we don’t stoop to their unfair practices” and always sucker punched because of it, they finally manned up and made a statement that they are willing to play hardball with the postulate purveyors of chicanery.
And what is the Democrats reaction? “I’m shocked, shocked at such behavior”! They might be shocked because they did not expect them to have the steel to do it, but not at the action. They only believe it is wrong when someone does it to them, but is okay for them to do to others.
Before the last election, Barack Hussein Obama’s closest adviser, Iranian born Valerie Jarrett showed she learned the “Chicago way” of politics well when she said:
After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.
This is from the woman who, in the safety of our nation’s capitol, has far more security than our American ambassador in a hostile nation. It is hardly what one would hear from the confidant of a president of all the people. Then there are the words of the president himself in his book Audacity of Hope:
I owe those unions. When their leaders call, I do my best to call them back right away. I don’t consider this corrupting in any way.
With Christmas on the way, it may be instructive to look back at the time surrounding the birth and life of Christ. “In the days of Ceasar Augustus” there were two religious/political factions that ruled Israel – with the consent of the Roman Empire that really controlled the region. They were the Pharisees and Sadducees.
The gospels tell us that Pharisees accepted and taught the entire Old Testament – the law and the prophets. They were dominant among the people who also believed in angels, resurrection and miracles. The Sadducees, on the other hand, held only to the first five books to be valid – the law of Moses. They believed in nothing supernatural… no resurrection, no angelic visitations. Because of this, they taught that any reward for virtue came during this lifetime. This meant they valued position and wealth as signs of God’s blessing, and saw poverty as a sign of God’s disfavor.
So, what did this mean 2000 years ago? Consider that when Paul was brought to trial before the Sanhedrin, the judicial body composed of members from both parties, his defense was that he was on trial because he believed in the reality of the resurrection. This threw the entire process into chaos as the Pharisees sprung to his defense and order was destroyed. It was natural for these two groups that had diametrically opposed views to be at each others throats when critical decisions came before them.
As everybody on the planet knows now, Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States. Democrats retained control of the US Senate, while Republicans retained control of the US House of Representatives. In other words, the national elections produced no change. But, in reality, we haven’t had any significant change in a national election in many years.
The last significant national election that produced dramatic change (at least temporarily) was the congressional elections of 1994, when Republicans swept both houses of Congress and denied President Bill Clinton’s Democrats control of the legislature. It was dubbed the “Conservative Revolution.” The other election that could be regarded as a national coup against the established political order was the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980.
However, within a year of the 1994 congressional elections, Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott had successfully fought off attempts of rank and file GOP congressmen to truly reduce the size and scope of the federal government, and by 1995, it was business as usual once again. And after Mr. Reagan was shot just a little over a year after taking office, much of the conservative agenda that he had campaigned on seemed to quickly fade away.
There have been all kinds of explanations offered for the most recent Republican electoral failure. Most involve a declaration something like “don’t blame me… it’s those other guys.” For some, there is an element of truth… but only an element. For all their supposed intellectual prowess, those who have risen to the peak of the party are completely missing the boat. This failure is even more devastating to their fortunes than some of the uninspiring, moderate positions and candidates endorsed by the Republican elites.
Even the Russians have noticed that Obama’s base is composed of economic and cultural illiterates. If this is so, what drives them and how are they reached? It is instructive to consider the thoughts of a single mother who was interviewed prior to the election. She was voting for Obama because he “cared about her”. She didn’t know too much about politics, but she liked that he was getting her free health care. His class warfare message found a home in her mind. He was against the rich and for the poor.
Of course she didn’t know much about what was really going on, but somehow Barack Obama reached her on an emotional level. Then there was the woman celebrating the 2008 election because she was going to get help with her mortgage and other bills with the president’s stash of Obama money. Of course there was no reality to her fantasy, yet, it controlled her actions. For her, it was reality. The people who vote for Democrats generally do so on an emotional level based on their hopes and desires, rather than basing their decisions on what they see.
Many people across the country are rightly concerned as to what another four-year Obama administration is going to accomplish. According to the UK’s Daily Mail Online, “Although America carried President Obama confidently into a second term last Tuesday–not everyone is jumping for joy at the prospect of four more years.
Tens of thousands have put their names to secession petitions in 20 states, asking that they peacefully become independent from the rest of the country.
The documents have been lodged on a government website We The People–and Texas has almost enough people behind its petition to warrant an official White House response.
Along with the Lone Star state, petitions were filed from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee. So keen are the folks in Georgia for a separation, that they filed their petition twice.
A week after the election that set our country further into a death spiral, we see the Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman is finally stirring to action. Allen West, valient congressman from Florida, is fighting a courageous battle against voter fraud in St. Lucie County. Now, it is reported that Priebus is coming to his side. Far from being a cause for celebration this is just something that should have been done days ago.
While Democrats had cadres of lawyers standing by to secure their their ill-gotten victory, the timid Republicans seem to be incapable of more than being slapped around by the nefarious opposition. When the Bible talks about turning the other cheek, it is for us individually, and in no way is an excuse to shrink back from the pursuit of justice.
St. Lucie County is just one of many localities with voting results that defy logic and are far from passing the smell test. During the partial recount that has been pursued up to this point, it seems that 1,100 votes have somehow disappeared, and others keep shifting. Counting votes should be a straight forward proposition, but it seems that any precinct with Democrats running the show yields results that have little relationship with reality. Some list more votes than voters in the area and others seem to registered no votes at all for the Republican candidate.
With a hair more than half the voters having opted for four more years of Obamanomics, it’s worthwhile to take another look at liberal-progressive nostrums for reducing unemployment, policies that are divorced from the real world and have never been effective.
Liberal-progressives’ simplistic economic theory tells bureaucrats that, under all circumstances, an increase in the amount of government deficit spending will cause people to increase consumption of goods and services. From this will follow businesses’ increased production and added employment, thus ending an economic recession.
It hasn’t worked for Obama. Unemployment, counting people who have given up seeking work, is about 50% higher than when Obama took office, despite the highest level of deficit spending in the history of the world. In the 1930s Depression, after twelve years of stimulus spending by Hoover and Roosevelt, unemployment was still at 17% just before we began rearming for World War II. In the 1970s, we suffered stagflation: high unemployment and double-digit inflation.
Now that Barack Hussein Obama heading for a second term in office, those of us who understand the error of his ways have a decision, or series of decisions, to make. I cannot, in good conscience, say he was re-elected, given the width and depth of corruption of his administration. Little that has come from his Soros backed regime can be relied upon to have any relationship to reality – so why would we expect an honest election?
Be that as it may, barring some miraculous intervention from a just and loving God, we will be dealing with him for at least the next four years. The people that voted for Obama are happy in their own little world where a benevolent, if dictatorial, leader will take care of all their needs. The formerly main stream media is singing hymns of agreement and glorifying the chosen one. In their socialistic cocoon, they happily chatting on their government supplied cell phone and living off the hard work of productive Americans and future generations, seeing no reason the gravy train cannot remain on the tracks indefinitely.
Therein lies the rub. We know that this cannot continue, and that the longer we put off making necessary changes to the system, the more disastrous our downfall will be. But, by continuously exposing White House lies, we are contributing to political strife within our country. We are helping to set neighbor against neighbor, relative against relative. It could be said that we are helping to divide the country.
Barack Hussein Obama will be president for a second term. Yet I have seen some even more disturbing trends that can only lead to a divided nation as we move into the future. Numbers throughout the country show a pretty much even split in the people of this, once united, nation.
Half the people voted for Barack Hussein Obama because of his race, because they wanted him to take care of them, because they believed in the progressive dream, because they bought into his class warfare rhetoric, and he gave them free phones. The other half rejected his big government approach to solving our nations woes.
What this means is, that even if Mitt Romney had won, it would be no guarantee of setting our country back on the right course. I understand the people who have made a career of living off the American taxpayers. Many have been raised that way and their moral compass directs them in no other direction. To the computer geek who worked in the logical thinking of programming, some reasons are just incomprehensible. One woman on TV, holding a child in her arms, told a reporter that she was voting for Obama because he cares about her. In spite of the chaos all around, she believed he cared, and that was enough.
[Editors note: With the election of a lifetime coming up in the next few days, a discussion of the electoral college may well be in order considering that, no matter who is the victor, cries for its abolition are sure to arise. This will give you some things to consider.]
There has been a move afoot in recent years by some who would wish to abolish the Electoral College as being an undemocratic institution that violates their sense of fairness. Many of these direct voter promoters are still smarting from the 2000 election that put George Bush in the White House rather than the psychopated Algore.
The progressives among the supporters of this movement tend to forget that the reason Florida votes came in so close was a steep drop off in the voters on the panhandle – which was in the central time zone – with the polls still open when eager reporters called the state for Algore almost as soon as the eastern polls closed. Whether this was a mistake or dirty pool is the topic of another article someday perhaps, but it had the effect of discouraging Bush voters from wasting their time in an exercise in futility. No one knows what the margin of victory would have been, had this early announcement not been made.
It’s a little less than a week before America decides on a new president. It is time to individually and corporately make it perfectly clear that We the People will not tolerate Democrats or the courts manipulating election results. The Republican leadership is too hung up on their positions and blinded by their faith in human nature that their “worthy opponents” either would not or could not override the will of the people and steal the election.
Stories abound of early voters seeing their choices changed to keep Barack Hussein Obama in office. Some don’t think this is possible. As an old computer geek, I can tell you, it is entirely within the capabilities of a skilled programmer… not only to change the vote, but to make the code extremely hard to trace if there is an investigation. Even progressives are not foolish enough to change every vote. It could be one in five, one in ten or whatever they believe would be sufficient to give them a winning margin. One solution is to drive the turnout to such a point where even this tactic will not carry the day.
There are also stories about cadres of lawyers prepared to intimidate voters at the polls and, even worse, to challenge any results they don’t like. This is the same tactic many corporations use when they have trouble with competition – they try to stifle them in court. This often works well for businesses with deep pockets. It works even better with progressives dealing with an overabundance of liberal judges handling their cases.
If you are a Christian worried about voting for someone whose faith you do not understand, check out what David Jeremiah has to say. Dr. Jeremiah is a respected preacher who has spread the word for decades and does not take his calling lightly.
Everyone agrees that the upcoming election is crucial to the survival of our nation. It is essential to remove Barack Hussein Obama and his band of merry socialists from any position of power. Yet, winning in November is not enough. These two patriots offer some thoughts on what else is involved and the price we may have to pay.
You’re watching a football game. Painted across one end zone is the word “FREEDOM”; across the other, “OPPRESSION.” The game is in sudden death overtime — next team to score wins. Now — if that field represents the American struggle between teams Freedom and Oppression (through Big-Government control of our lives), where is the ball currently located?
I would say it’s first and goal to go for Oppression.
It’s taken their team a hundred years to march the length of the field, using a string of quarterbacks with both Ds and Rs following their names, but now they stand poised to score the winning touchdown. If freedom-loving Americans give up just a few more yards, government will grow so powerful and intrusive that We the People will no longer be able to stop them from ruling every aspect of our lives.
The cable news channel pundits, talk radio gurus, bloggers, and water cooler political experts are all are missing the most important point about the latest debate. The rancorous debate’s scorecard is irrelevant.
What matters is that the debates have made Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan look credible and allowed voters to give themselves permission to do what they have wanted to do for several years–fire Barack Obama.
Romney and Ryan looked, acted, and sounded qualified and presidential. Both Republican candidates sent voters a strong message that there is a credible and serious alternative to Obama and Biden.
This is terrible news for Obama and Biden–and I am predicting a strong Romney victory in the range of 5% to 7% or more of the popular vote.
It is amazing, saddening and even somewhat frightening to watch the Barack Hussein Obama spout the same progressive rhetoric we have heard for the last four years. When measuring his rhetoric compared to his actions, that is effective actions that lead to solutions of our country’s problems, we find all we have is rhetoric. The actions we’ve seen have done nothing but exacerbate our troubles. Gasoline prices have more than doubled, millions more people are out of work, and our freedoms and prosperity have diminished almost daily.
Now the President wants us to hear what he plans to do, but seems to stumble when confronted about what he has done. He appeared nervous, then angry, every time his record was questioned about his failures. He has become adept at sidestepping embarrassing questions. It seemed to come back to little people questioning his august personage. He even had help from “neutral” moderator, Candy Crowley, in skipping past Fast and Furious when it entered the discussion. She even jumped in and helped him lie about his response to the Benghazi attack.
It is interesting that many wimpish Republicans, themselves, get nervous about social issues that concern many people, and it is the Democrats who seem fixated on facilitating promiscuous behavior at public expense. It seems that the Democrats correctly believe there is no public interest in personal behavior that occurs behind closed doors… yet they believe we, the taxpayers, should foot the bill. Then the President went on to misstate, in incendiary terms Governor Romney’s position on Planned Parenthood… while wildly overstating the organization’s contributions to women’s health care.
The video, shot by the citizen journalists of James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, has exclusive footage of Obama’s Organizing for America campaign facilitating voter fraud at Obama headquarters in Houston, Texas, where a salaried employee of the Democratic National Committee, Stephanie Cabalerro, was taped knowingly providing an absentee ballot application to assist double voting for Obama in Texas and Florida.
In the video, Cabalerro says voting twice is “so funny. It’s cool though.”
On tape, she gave the Project Veritas undercover reporter a Florida absentee ballot application to facilitate double voting with the admonition to say, “I don’t know” if anyone checks about the double voting.
Obama took office intending to out do the Great Depression’s New Dealers by remaking the whole of society and accelerating Franklin Roosevelt’s forcible redistribution of wealth. In the liberal-progressive-socialist world view, intellectuals and the nomenklatura usurp the place of our Creator God.
Obama is emulating the New Deal on two fronts. First, the torrent of new ideological environmental regulations augments Franklin Roosevelt’s drive to imprison the economy under regulatory control of collectivized, authoritarian government. FDR nationalized and socialized agriculture and yoked industry with the burden of socialistic industrial labor unions. Obama nationalized most of the domestic automobile industry, and his Treasury Department worked with the Federal Reserve to do the same with our banks. Obamacare submerges the healthcare industry, almost 20% of the entire economy, under control by Washington bureaucrats.
Second, Obama has duplicated FDR’s policies and rhetoric that demoralized businessmen and prolonged the Depression an additional eight years. Businessmen, continually threatened with higher tax rates, hammered by mounting EPA and other regulatory costs, and struggling with still unknown cost increases under Obamacare, have been fearful about increasing production and employment in the United States. Adding to uncertainty are skyrocketing Federal debt and devaluation of the dollar.
What happened to the golden tongued Barack Hussein Obama? He ran into someone who refused to be intimidated by the mystique the formerly main stream media have created around the president. He was told repeatedly that he did not measure up to the demands of the office. Often he had no response but to look at the lectern in front of him… hoping to find an answer. He even failed at that.
When Mitt Romney told him, “you are entitled to your own airplane, and your own house…but you are not entitled to your own facts”, he summarized Obama’s entire presidency that emphasized the trappings of the office, but when he did attend to the business of the country, he was operating on information that only existed in his mind and in the minds of his czars. This is something We the People have been saying for a long time. Now, it’s good to hear Romney joining the chorus.
There were concerns that PBS’s Jim Lehrer would skew the discussion in Obama’s favor. He may have tried, and the left is fussing and fuming because he, too, failed. He tried to control the exchanges and the direction of the debate, but Mitt Romney just kept on making his points – points the American people needed to hear. This is leadership that did not yield to petty bureaucratic effort to deter him. This is leadership that we need. It’s also the kind of leadership we need in dealing with congress and the UN.
Could there be two more polar opposites in Republican politics than Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Mitch McConnell?
Senator McConnell is the ultimate Washington insider. He began his political career as an intern on Capitol Hill and, for almost 30 years, has steeped himself in the art of compromise and deal-making, as he steadily worked his way up the Senate GOP hierarchy. As Senate Republican leader, McConnell is the kind of ‘Richard Lugar Republican’ that Tea Partiers and movement conservatives tend to think should be replaced.
Ron Paul has been the GOP’s lone warrior, who for some three decades has trod an almost solitary path urging the Party to become more libertarian and constitutionalist. Despite occasional stumbles, such as endorsing Alaska’s big spending earmarker Don Young for re-election, Representative Paul has maintained a singular devotion to his principles.
This makes the whole idea that Jesse Benton–Senator Rand Paul’s campaign manager and chairman of Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign–would play the same role for Senator McConnell seem preposterous.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is reported to have told members of the formerly mainstream media that Mitt Romney is not the face of Mormonism. We know quite a bit about Romney’s exercise of his religion. We don’t know much about Reid’s, or what it is that would qualify him to speak on what is and what is not a valid practice of their supposedly common faith.
For those who see Mormonism itself as a barrier to support, it would be good to remember that we are electing a Commander in Chief, not a Theologian in Chief. We do not have to agree with every element of his faith. Even in the evangelical protestant community there are differences between groups like the Baptists and Pentecostals. Religious differences are a fact of life and a very few people will be able to vote for the candidate who sits under the ministry of the same church. So, what are we to do?
We need to consider what we want in a President. I would think we should start with a man (or woman, someday perhaps) of character. If the person holding the highest office in the land does not have personal character, nothing he promises or attempts to do can be relied upon. Experience and wisdom are two other characteristics essential in the leader of the free world. The current administration has shown that without them, everything just falls apart. The presidency is not a place for on the job training.
The formerly mainstream press is raising all sorts of a stir about what they call Mitt Romney’s “gaffe” when he commented that 47% of the people are dependent on the government and paid no income taxes. When he said he was not going to pursue them for their votes, the press went ballistic, taking advantage of the incident to deflect the public attention from the blow back of Barack Hussein Obama’s appeasement policies in the Middle East.
While the percentage may not have been exactly right, the idea was right on target. There are people who cannot support themselves through no fault of their own, and properly receive the support of their fellow citizens. However, as much as the progressive left would have us believe otherwise, there really are people who have made a career working the system and… some are quite good at it.
Roughly half of the adult population pay no income taxes. Yet, this administration that tells us it is continuously pursuing the idea of “fairness”, sees no problem with this. Almost half the population is not impacted by tax rates going up or going down. His message of lower tax rates and support for job creators does not resonate with people who have become accustomed to having someone else pay their way. In fact some have the same reaction to work as Maynard G. Krebs.
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