What’s Right about Ted Cruz & the Tea Party

OB-ZG871_cruz_G_20131014105859If you believe the Democrats (and some Republicans) the biggest threat to the Party of Abe is a man named Ted. It’s tempting for the GOP to believe that all it needs to do is practice some Cruz Control and wait around for Americans to wake up and realize that it is the sensible party with the moderate solutions.

And if that doesn’t work… there are always the elections of 2020 or 2024… or 2124.

If you don’t fight, you can’t win. That’s what the Party of Lincoln, a party that tested its mettle in a devastating national conflict, has forgotten. Instead it has become a party of good losers who would rather lose easy than fight hard.

The GOP would like to win without fighting. It wants to wait for the voters to come around and recognize that it’s the better choice because it compromises.

Like the nerd waiting for the pretty girl to recognize his niceness, the Republican Party is futilely courting an American voter who barely even knows it’s there… at least until he watches the next Saturday Night Live skit depicting Republicans as crazy evil billionaires who want to power Christian nuclear plants with the corpses of minorities.

And he’ll believe that is what the Republican Party really stands for because the elephant no longer roars loud enough to be heard, it moderately whispers, and is outbrayed by every jackass.

The Republican Party has allowed its enemies to define it. Its moderation has convinced voters that it’s crazy and dangerous because without raising its voice and fighting back, the only things they know about it comes from its enemies.

Complacency has made it impossible for the Republican Party to compete. It’s so busy being reasonable that it unreasonably fails to realize that no one is paying attention to its displays of moderation.

Its reasonable and moderate candidates were shot down twice. Meanwhile the last Republican to sit in the Oval Office was a man that the media tarred and feathered much more thoroughly than McCain or Romney as an illiterate Texas hick who loved killing black people and bombing countries.

George W. Bush was not all that conservative, but he was pugnacious, and that is a quality that Americans admire more than moderation. Ted Cruz is an actual Texas conservative and he is also pugnacious.

The Republican Party has forgotten that it did not win the midterm elections in 2010 because voters saw how moderate and reasonable it was. If those were qualities that impressed voters we would be tuning in to another speech from President Romney about the improving economy.

The midterm reversal happened because a bunch of people wearing costumes and waving yellow flags began arguing with Democratic politicians trying to sell their constituents on a disastrous health plan. The plan is still disastrous and the people with the costumes are still out there, but the GOP would like them and Ted Cruz to go away and stop interrupting their plan to win in 2014 by impressing the public with their moderate program of reasonable compromises.

And if that doesn’t work there’s always 2224… or 3224.

Ted Cruz isn’t the biggest threat to the Republican Party. He’s the only hope for the Republican Party. Cruz understands that you have to fight to win. You don’t get points for compromise. Compromise is what it takes to run the system, but voters elect candidates to do specific things for them. They want politicians who will represent their interest to the best of their abilities.

Not compromisers.

No one hires a lawyer to settle a court case. The court case may have to be settled, but a client expects his lawyer to get him the best terms by fighting as hard as he can. A lawyer who advertises his reasonable and moderate willingness to make a deal as soon as possible will have no clients. A party that advertises its eagerness to settle on any terms it can get will have no voters.

While the Republican Party worries about Ted Cruz alienating voters, it might want to consider the voters that Ted Cruz is bringing in. Conservative voters have been staying home from elections that don’t inspire them.

Passion wins elections. Passion feeds turnout. Passion makes voters feel like it’s their fight, not just another election.

Instead of bringing passion to their fight against the left, Republicans misdirect their passion into circular firing squads. There have been more passionate Republican attacks aimed at Ted Cruz in a single month than there have been against Barack Obama in an entire year.

The deluded establishment still believes that it would have won even bigger in 2010… if not for that pesky Tea Party. It believes we would be listening to President McCain explaining to the nation why we’ve been bombing Syria… if only it wasn’t for Sarah Palin. And it believes that Mitt Romney would have won in 2012 if it wasn’t for… that’s the question.

The Tea Party was out of the picture. The Republican Party had two men up front who could quietly, calmly and reasonably make their case to the nation. And their case was good. It was a story about the American Dream, about small businesses becoming big businesses in an economy driven by vision, ambition and individual striving.

And it went nowhere.

American voters had a choice between two men. One was passionate. The other was reasonable. One was applying for a job interview. The other was warning that their children would starve in the streets and their daughters would take wire hangers to themselves if he wasn’t reelected. Despite the poll numbers, the turnout favored the passionate candidate. It favored the teleprompter demagogue warning that the sky, the phones and the food stamps were about to fall.

Elephants never forget. That may be true of Loxodonta Africana, but Loxodonta Americana never remembers. Ted Cruz is the new Tea Party, the new Sarah Palin, the man in the middle of a circular firing squad that is taking its targeting orders from Democratic Party political operatives in the media. African elephants aren’t cannibals, but American elephants eagerly eat their own.

The Tea Party was right about what it takes to win. Sarah Palin was right. Ted Cruz is right.

The Republican Party has two options. It can learn to fight or it can give up. A political party that fails to compete abandons itself to the tender mercies of its enemies. And the left has no mercy.

Ted Cruz tried to teach the elephant to stop eating grass and switch to a diet of red meat. The American elephant can either evolve into a predator or devolve into a rhino and be preyed upon by the wild asses of the Socialist desert.

The Republican Party will never win by out-moderating its enemies. Its last three presidents who won reelection were not known for being mild-mannered and soft-spoken types.

Politics is not a game for the weak. It is not the sport you play if you are afraid of hitting or being hit. It has moments of greatness that bring nations together and uplift peoples… but those moments will never be achieved by those who fear to fight for what they believe in.

Ted Cruz is not afraid to fight. The Republican Party could stand to learn from his example.

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  • UCSPanther

    What I think is happening within the GOP is that there is a civil war between the “Old Order” of Big Government/Big Business and the more Fiscal Conservative/Pro-Freedom camp. The same kind of divide will hit the Democrats sooner or later.

    People are dissatisfied with the current order and do not want to be serfs.

    • MLCBLOG

      I think, too, it is the elite East coast vs the rest of the country. They are sequestered in their high tower and have no clue about us, our real lives, our opinions.

      • The March Hare

        The East coast AND the Left coast. We are caught in the middle. The leftist took over the high concentrations of population on the coasts and garnered a powerful block of electoral college votes. The concentration of population in those areas is why they have been pushing for getting rid of the electoral college and going to the popular vote. They control the big cities. That is why there is so much crime and corruption in them.

        • frodo

          Took over how? Couldn’t one as easily argue that the people on the coasts (where most of the US population lives) agree more with the Democrats than the Republicans?

          • The March Hare

            Yeah, thanks for expanding on that for me.

  • Jason

    Ted Cruz 2016. Let your VP be a moderate, but a proper right winger is what the GOP needs for its next election.

    • teq

      Who needs a moderate VP? Moderate means sickly lukewarm fence-sitter. Who needs any more of those? Let’s go with a dynamic duo:
      Cruz and Palin 2016!
      I think they can beat Hilary and whatever liberal gelding she puts on the ticket.
      I’d love to see the leftards blowing gaskets over Sarah finally becoming VP!

      • Jason

        Politics isn’t always about doing what’s right. A VP, realistically has very little power unless the president is incapacitated in some way. Sure, they’d be in cabinet, but you can stack cabinet. A moderate VP would be the person to front the media, get the swinging voters. It’s something unfortunately that needs to be done, or the media will crucify the campaign even more than they would if there was a moderate VP.

        • ziggy zoggy

          Horsecrap. Biden is a raving jack@$$ who seems drunk all the time, and he was more popular than Ryan in the debates. The swing voters stayed home in the last two elections, and so did conservatives. And ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will prevent the Monostream media from doing everything in their power to destroy whatever Republican candidates will be in the election.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            You don’t get it, the Republican Party is for all intents and purposes leftwing, and your leftwing idol, GWB, is one of the worse Presidents, either Republican or Dhimmicrat, to ever have served (or under served in his case) the office of president.

          • ziggy zoggy

            George Bush is my idol? And there are only two political parties. Either we try to clean up the Republican Party or we let the Democrats destroy everything we built.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            You mean we need to write off the Republican Party and create a new conservative party. By the time the Republican Party get’s cleaned up, Hades would have frozen over.

          • JacksonPearson

            Nope, Barack Hussein Obama II, worse pres EVER!

          • ObamaYoMoma

            I have do no doubt that if BHO could match or exceed GWB in stupidity about Islam he would, but fortunately he hasn’t had the opportunities so for. So for no one comes close to matching GWB in stupidity, as both nation-building missions to remake the Islamic world into bastions of democracy inevitably turned into the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history because they were so fantasy based. Now since you are obviously a GWB wannabe and a typical establishment Republican that like Obama and the Dhimmicrats don’t have the first clue about Islam, I can see why you believe BHO to be worse.

          • ziggy zoggy

            GWB did not do everything in his power to strengthen islam. Obama does.

            That is irrefutable.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Please show me where I suggested otherwise.

      • BS77

        I like this ticket

        • irvingrab

          Me too.

          Hillary

      • MLCBLOG

        Cruz and Palin!!! woo hoo. I can just see the media storm on this before they even get out of the gate. Still, I can’t support much else I am looking at.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Cruz and Palin!!! woo hoo

          The problem with Palin is she is an amnesty supporter. So she may get your vote, but she never will get mine. Moreover, both of them, at least as this point in time, are incompetent loons when it comes to the scourge of Islam.

  • truebearing

    Bravo! Music to my ears! We either rally around a leader with the courage and will to fight relentlessly, or we apologize for our existence, rename ourselves Retreaticans, and assume the dhimmi pose. Moderation isn’t an option now. This is the exigency of either/or.

    When the Left gains enough power, and it will if we don’t rally around our true leaders and fight, it will start to take away our guns, free speech, and our property. As soon as they can do it, the Left will take our homes and businesses and force us into government housing….that will undoubtedly be crawling with street gangs. Then they will assign us a job….that pay nothing…. we’re darn near there already.

    It is time to join the Tea Party and fight. It is the only political force the Left fears in America. It defeated the Left in 2010, and has been demonized incessantly since, which is an “honor” the Left only bestows on those it fears. It “honored” Sarah Palin, and still does, with every vile thing it could muster, and now it’s Cruz’s turn. We need to back him up by swelling the ranks of the only effective fighting force the Right has. Enough with following the craven counsel of Republican political consultants.

    “The Republican Party could stand to learn from his example.”

    Maybe they could learn to stand from his example….but don’t hold your breath.

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    • Texas Patriot

      TB: “When the Left gains enough power, and it will if we don’t rally around our true leaders and fight, it will start to take away our guns, free speech, and our property. As soon as they can do it, the Left will take our homes and businesses and force us into government housing….that will undoubtedly be crawling with street gangs. Then they will assign us a job….that pay nothing…. we’re darn near there already.”

      You’re nothing but a fear-monger, and you have no positive vision for the future whatsoever. Go away.

      • ziggy zoggy

        TP, That is exactly what the Obamaburo wants to do, along with controlling all private industry.

        You’re afraid that people are catching on.

        • Texas Patriot

          I think we’re almost there already and there is really nothing new about any of those ideas. And there is certainly no way to hide reality from the American people. Everyone knows what has happened, and everyone knows how bad it is. TB offers no solutions. He only offers more fear. What good is that?

          • ziggy zoggy

            If Americans noticed they would never have reelected Obama.

          • Texas Patriot

            Unfortunately, neither John McCain or Mitt Romney was able to articulate a clear vision for moving beyond the failed welfare state originally created by Lyndon Johnson and basically maintained by every American since. Everyone can see what has happened to America, but no one seems to be able to articulate a credible plan for moving out of the quagmire.

          • truebearing

            Even you? I seem to remember you annointing yourself as the “Authentic All-American Conservative.” Surely you have a plan.

          • Texas Patriot

            I do have a plan.

          • truebearing

            Those are all fine objectives, but hardly a plan. I would also submit that those goals are no different than those of the neo-conservatives you hate.

          • Texas Patriot

            Please tell me which neo-conservatives support those objectives. And again, I don’t hate them. Those are your words, not mine. As I have stated elsewhere, the neo-conservative agenda has failed and is on the verge of bankrupting the country. If the former neo-conservatives have changed their politics, fine. Unfortunately, I am unaware of any such change.

          • bigjulie

            Again, Tex…everybody knows that “Neo-Conservative” is a term the Left uses instead of “Jew”. You just keep exposing yourself as another Liberal laughingstock.

          • Texas Patriot

            Actually, I’d never heard that before visiting this board. To me the term neo-conservative means, globalists who could care less about (a) America losing millions of jobs and industries to foreign competition and (b) spending trillions on overseas wars that cannot possibly be “won” in any meaningful sense. My impression is that Jews are much to sensible for that kind of self-destructiveness.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “I do have a plan. My plan is to make America FIRST IN THE 21ST, by emphasizing excellence in education, excellence in health and physical fitness, excellence in high technology and innovation, energy independence, secure borders, strong defense, low corporate tax rates, and making America the NUMBER ONE venue of choice for high-value added manufacturing in the world.”

            Can you name an American politician that opposes those ideas?

            It’s not that you’re wrong, you just need a realistic plan. Attacking pharmaceutical companies by implying that they are selfish or unethical is going in the wrong direction. It makes me question that you truly understand the root causes of all our problems.

          • Texas Patriot

            OFM: “Can you name an American politician that opposes those ideas?”

            Unfortunately, I can’t name a single American politician who actively supports ALL of those objectives. Different politicians may support one or more of those objectives, but unless we have broad-based and almost unanimous support for ALL of those objectives simultaneously, they simply won’t happen.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            ” Different politicians may support one or more of those objectives, but unless we have broad-based and almost unanimous support for ALL of those objectives simultaneously, they simply won’t happen.”

            They would not deny support for those objectives. What they would argue over is relative importance after adding their own priorities. That’s why a rational and coherent plan is needed to build consensus with evidence, not feelings of hope alone. Everyone already hopes for the best.

            It’s fundamentally about delusion and competence. 0’Bama is an deluded and grossly incompetent leader even if his root motivations are sincere to “make the world fair and happy.” Who doesn’t want “the world” to “be happy?”

            Ya gotta have a realistic plan.

          • Texas Patriot

            OFM: “They would not deny support for those objectives. What they would argue over is relative importance after adding their own priorities. That’s why a rational and coherent plan is needed to build consensus with evidence, not feelings of hope alone. Everyone already hopes for the best.”

            What you are describing is the proverbial “gridlock” that so many so-called conservatives seem to think is the ultimate form of government. That’s not what the Founders had in mind. What we ought to be able to do is recognize our common interests and work toward achieving them together, but that’s not happening.

            And the results of our continuing failure to do that are already very, very bleak, and they are likely to get worse before they get better. More than likely we will need a total collapse before we recognize the need to jettison the corrupt and counterproductive system we have today.

            So at this point it would appear that we are all together on the Titanic; the iceberg has been spotted; we have done everything imaginable to turn the ship around, but we have failed; and now it’s just a matter of waiting for the inevitable collision.

          • Texas Patriot

            OFM: “They would not deny support for those objectives. What they would argue over is relative importance after adding their own priorities. That’s why a rational and coherent plan is needed to build consensus with evidence, not feelings of hope alone. Everyone already hopes for the best.”

            What you are describing is the proverbial “gridlock” that so many so-called conservatives seem to think is the ultimate form of government. That’s not what the Founders had in mind. What we ought to be able to do is recognize our common interests and work toward achieving them together, but that’s not happening.

            And the results of our continuing failure to do that are already very, very bleak, and they are likely to get worse before they get better. More than likely we will need a total collapse before we recognize the need to jettison the corrupt and counterproductive system we have today.

            So at this point it would appear that we are all together on the Titanic; the iceberg has been spotted; we have done everything imaginable to turn the ship around, but we have failed; and now it’s just a matter of waiting for the inevitable collision.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “What you are describing is the proverbial “gridlock” that so many so-called conservatives seem to think is the ultimate form of government.”

            I didn’t plan the gridlock. I’m not advocating gridlock as a first choice. It’s a last choice, but preferable to full steam ahead socialist transformation.

            “What we ought to be able to do is recognize our common interests and work toward achieving them together, but that’s not happening.”

            Yes we ought to. And by my analysis the root cause of our inability to find common ground with the left is due to decades of indoctrination with delusional ideas. We must deal with that before we find common ground. Compromising with delusion is itself delusional.

            “So at this point it would appear that we are all together on the Titanic; the iceberg has been spotted; we have done everything imaginable to turn the ship around, but we have failed; and now it’s just a matter of waiting for the inevitable collision.”

            And since we know we’re heading for an iceberg, it’s better to slow or stop the ship with “gridlock” while we focus on restoring sanity to our education standards so that some day we can hope for more than gridlock.

            And don’t forget, gridlock in the government is not gridlock in society. Most innovation and progress comes from the private sector. Virtually all of it does.

          • Texas Patriot

            OFM: “And since we know we’re heading for an iceberg, it’s better to slow or stop the ship with “gridlock” while we focus on restoring sanity to our education standards so that some day we can hope for more than gridlock.”

            We’re much closer to the iceberg than you think, and with $7 trillion in read ink in the last five year alone, it doesn’t appear as if gridlock is “slowing” the ship down at all. The only thing it’s doing is preventing us from taking the necessary emergency measures to avoid the iceberg. Obama and his 2008 mantra of Change You Can Believe In was probably the last realistic hope to avoid the crash. At this point, the iceberg is dead ahead, and the wheel is lashed in place by a divided crew. Get ready for a nice cold dip in the North Atlantic. It should be quite invigorating for us all, and maybe it’s just what we need.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “We’re much closer to the iceberg than you think, and with $7 trillion in red ink in the last five years alone, it doesn’t appear as if gridlock is slowing the ship down very much.”

            That’s no reason to step on the gas or hit the throttle. Like I said, it’s an acceptable choice of last resort.

            “The only thing it seems to be doing is preventing us from taking the necessary emergency measures to avoid the iceberg.”

            So, go ahead and hit the “iceberg” so that we can say “I told you so, we need to watch our spending and have reasonable welfare policies” and they’ll say “We told you that capitalism was broken, we need to have the government take control of all key industries.”

            “Obama and his 2008 mantra of Change We Can Believe In was probably the last realistic moment to avoid the crash.”

            Except that you had the wrong man at the helm with the opposite kind of change than you had hoped for. He wants a socialist economy so that the government has “enough power” to “make things fair” from a “social justice” perspective. He knows nothing about governing itself. He doesn’t know how to run any kind of productive organization. He’s a pure politician.

            We’re screwed now because crypto-communists and even a few openly proud communists running our schools. For several generations already.

          • Texas Patriot

            OFM: “So, go ahead and hit the “iceberg” so that we can say “I told you so, we need to watch our spending and have reasonable welfare policies” and they’ll say “We told you that capitalism was broken, we need to have the government take control of all key industries.””

            There’s a vast sweet spot between the two extremes that neither side is talking about, and that consists of having a government that *partners* with American industry and the American people to create an ideal environment for making America competitive as a nation vis-a-vis our other major competitors, particularly India and China, who vastly outnumber us and who are rapidly closing the gap with us in terms of innovation, high-technology and high value-added manufacturing. It’s all summed up in this video by Robert Atkinson, which I invite you to watch and critique.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWM08DzTuhY

            I asked truebearing to take a look at it and give me his thoughts, and he’s been silent as a tomb. No doubt he’s afraid that someone will think he’s “not conservative enough” if he agrees with any part of it. Are you also too afraid to think out of the box?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Are you also too afraid to think out of the box?”

            I already do. I don’t like when people try to put me back in their box of socialist trickery. But I haven’t look yet. I will.

            I’ll say that there is a vast difference between government incentives and government mandate. But the biggest problems that we have with domestic production competing with foreign workers is the American unions. We have global companies and we have to think globally.

            Unions have bankrupted more than a few companies because of delusional demands. That is not a good argument for the government taking over industry in any measure.

            I need first to know what you’re talking about when you talk about a “middle way.” If it’s anything like China, forget it. We’re much better off the way we are, after we rein in delusion-based social spending.

            I will try to find some time to watch your video. I’m usually not too scared of anything that’s allowed on youtube.

          • Texas Patriot

            Okay. I’ll look forward to your response.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            This is my second comment, not sure what happened to the first…again…

            So this talk based on a book is interesting…but these guys are theorists or at least too impressed by theories that have never been validated. Like the automated society, unless I misunderstood. I gleaned some key points from reviews, so feel free to correct me.

            I’ll just put it to you this way; if there is a role for the government in the economy it is to provide incentives for making our economy grow…those incentives must be based on clear national interests and consensus and not in controversial industries, technologies or worse, specific enterprises.

            Winning in the marketplace has so many ingredients that central planning from someone who is not personally invested just increases the risk. If the government is going to set out to “lead” in any meaningful manner it has to stay away from politics and controversy. But how?

            Out nation isn’t just divided over trivial things. We’re divided because some people think that if we don’t devote half of our economy to making “green energy” that we’re going to melt in 2014 or 2015 at the latest. If you can’t agree on such a fundamental level, that has to be dealt with first. I would also add that what makes these “green energy” policies intolerable is the way that they somehow only seem to accomplish draining our coffers and enriching the coffers of our socialist enemies. Isn’t that interesting? At the very least, if these lunatics want to put all of this focus in to green energy, they must get global consensus that it won’t fundamentally change the playing field with some kind of hidden social justice objectives.

            But in any case, the problems come from the fact that at at a fundamental level you won’t get consensus on which industries and technologies actually need development. These guys in the book in some cases are talking about pie-in-the sky future technologies that don’t exist at all. These ideas originated with Marx as far as I know, but maybe he heard it first elsewhere. Or perhaps he was the first to take ideas from science fiction and propose that we could count on some of them.

            We already have automation. These are labor multipliers, not labor eliminators. And it still takes considerable investment to run them SUCCESSFULLY. Take away moral hazard with government sovereignty and your results will tank.

            The Chinese in my view are successful at what they do because they target low-end copies of consumer junk that they can get rid of. They also use their factories to build products for diverse companies. But the key competitive advantage is not central planning and government sovereignty but that they also exploit their labor force in stark contrast to how unions demand top wages in the US. The irony of all of this is that you can’t have the Chinese model without throwing out the unions. The unions are pitted against companies because they’ve been indoctrinated with communist ideas not realizing that if they are successful, the communists will screw them so immensely they will have no clue what happened.

            Most of the ideas from communism that have tainted our culture, government and economy are ideas that were promoted in order to weaken the capitalist enemy. They are not features of communism. Other features are transitional that work exactly like a Ponzi scheme. In the end, they do not work the way they are presented.

            They might work in theory if you can create a society of virtual robots or fungible people. You create a slave class and the only way you can make that fit with “social justice” is to make sure that all of the slaves have more or less the same status. Except of course for the elites who must plan our society.

            It’s just a new kind of oligarchy to replaces kings and traditional ruling elites. America is the last place in the world that should logically look to any communist ideas.

            In summary, the problems we have are due to competing against malicious communists around the globe that abuse their citizens, and against delusional people inside the USA who can’t correctly analyze the arguments and implications of these radical ideas.

            If we want to compete with China, we have to defeat them by being smarter, not more ruthless to our citizens. And we can beat them because our system is better for individuals and society at large.

            For many decades, crypto-comunists have been saying that we need more socialism because we can’t compete without it. And they point to the problems their own ideas led to. We need less socialism, not more. And we need to purge all socialist fallacies by rectifying them with facts.

            Don’t hold China up as a success story unless you accept the whole picture, which includes how they treat their laborers. And then if that is acceptable, why not start by throwing out the unions in the USA and then see how our competitiveness is altered by that.

            If ideas are good, they will get funded. If a decision maker is fully invested in his decisions, he’ll be most alert to risks in contrast with investing other people’s money.

            I guess I should end this rant for now, but I hope you get the idea. It’s not a matter of being open-minded but rather being careful about following the implications of grand ideas. Some times apparently closed minded people have already examined what you think is new. Even the author might consider himself innovative but in the end…if it’s just a remix, some of us have seen it before.

          • truebearing

            More fear mongering, eh, hypocrite?

            Well, if you do end up in the icy water, and your brain freezes, it won’t degrade your intellectual capacity much.

          • truebearing

            “So at this point it would appear that we are all together on the Titanic; the iceberg has been spotted; we have done everything imaginable to turn the ship around, but we have failed; and now it’s just a matter of waiting for the inevitable collision.”

            What was that you were babbling about “fear mongering?” It looks like you are doing quite a bit of it yourself. I suppose you are trying to convince someone…anyone… that there is no hope unless they listen to your self-contradictory nonsense.

          • Texas Patriot

            TB: “it yourself. I suppose you are trying to convince someone…anyone… that there is no hope unless they listen to your self-contradictory nonsense.”

            The reason you remind me of Rush Limbaugh is your mindless vituperative rants. Sorry you can’t understand what I’m talking about. You remind me of a third tier Communist Party Boss whose had his suspenders thumped. Keep up the great work!

          • bigjulie

            Rush does not indulge in “vituperative rants” ,Tex…this is a term used by Lefties. I think you’ve exposed yourself for the poseur that you are.

          • Texas Patriot

            Where do you get your information, BigJulie? I made the expression up myself, just this morning. I was wondering how to describe truebearings responses to me, and that’s the best I could do. Sorry if you think that makes me a Leftist. From my perspective, I’m several levels more “conservative” than anyone else I have seen on this board, including you. ;-)

          • The March Hare

            And contrary to Texas Patriot’s view point, you don’t have to articulate that plan or thoughts on it, just to post an opinion or add facts to the discussion, but that seems to be the basis for his attacks on people in here. However, notice he had to be prodded for his plan which turned out to be a bunch of platitudes on “peace and harmony”. This is a discussion, not a Miss America contest.

          • The March Hare

            He is truly aimless in his thinking. He actually bounces back and forth from the left to the right and doesn’t exactly know where the line actually is. Another hypothesis is maybe he is on the other side sowing discontent.

          • truebearing

            He is very confused about everything, except that he wants to control things with his half-baked theories. His latest brainstorm sounded a bit like fascism.

          • The March Hare

            So, where is your plan? Live up to your accusations. Just which side are you on, anyway?

          • glpage

            Obama’s reelection is proof that zombies exist in this country.

          • CraigTX

            Texas Patriot is nothing of the sort. The tell was the statement “My guess is that you’re a political shill or a lobbyist for a pharmaceutical company.” What kind of feeble mind dreamed that one up? Certainly not a thinking patriot.

          • Texas Patriot

            Just speculation, nothing more. For the longest time, I thought that truebearing was Rush Limbaugh in disguise. Now I’m not sure. He actually seems worse than Rush, but who knows. Maybe Rush’s internet persona is the real Rush. I’ve asked him to confirm or deny that he is Rush Limbaugh, but he refuses. At this point, I’m just trying to come up with any plausible theory. But there’s no question, that the guy is toxic and represents everything that is wrong with the Republican Party. That’s why I’m glad he keeps posting. We need to understand the problem before we really have a chance of solving it and overcoming it.

          • truebearing

            Thank you for confirming, once again, your intellectual paucity, not that it wasn’t painfully obvious.

            No, I am not Rush Limbaugh, though I wish I was, if for no other reason than his deserved level of financial success.

            You aren’t glad I keep posting. You’re getting your ass kicked, but you aren’t smart enough to shut up and stop the self-invited drubbing.

            You come up with a “plausible theory?” I guess you gave up on a compelling polemic…..I understand.

          • truebearing

            You have outed me. I am Rush Limbaugh and I have nothing better to do than point out your stupid theories.

            You really need to find another hobby. Making an ass of yourself is so redundant.

          • truebearing

            Now we can add paranoid delusions to the list of things that make your comments so interesting.

            I wish I was Rush Limbaugh…at least when it comes to his level of success and his income. I also agree with him frequently. The fact that you don’t makes me feel all the more secure in my sanity.

            Keep working on that elusive plausible theory. There is a first time for everything.

          • The March Hare

            I think he is trying to organize a circular firing squad.

          • bigjulie

            “Texas Patriot” is nothing of the sort. He writes just like a Leftie…even uses their common terms! He’s a Pwogwessive shill, truebearing…in this for the “‘laughs” he gets from Conservative arguments.

          • Texas Patriot

            I will admit that I think spelling and good grammar is important, but I don’t think that makes me a Leftist. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin were among the most literate and well read men of their day. Here’s a hint. Ignorance does not make you conservative. Otherwise, I do think it’s funny when those who pretend to be conservative have no earthly idea what the term means. Just so you’ll know, I think it means being smart, being industrious, and carefully building up and conserving your most important resources instead of throwing them all away on foreign industrial ventures and foreign wars that are eventually self-destructive.

          • bigjulie

            Partly correct, TP but way off on most of your definition. You give the rest of us a lot of trouble when you stray from generally accepted definitions of terms used in a string and substitute your own!
            Conservatives attempt to preserve what has worked, including philosophies of government operation. Throwing resources away on foreign industrial adventures are free choices made by private concerns with their own resources. What “foreign industrial adventures” are currently being indulged with public funds?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Do you hate pharmaceutical companies? Do you believe that the government can regulate it’s way to “social justice?”

          • bigjulie

            amen!!

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “He only offers more fear. What good is that?”

            Let me offer you this analogy. We have a lot of people that love to swim in the ocean. Beach owners sell tickets and food services to the best beaches and it’s in their interests to keep people buying stuff. Sure it’s better if they stay alive, but if sharks are eating them, acknowledging that would kill their business until they have a solution for the little shark problem.

            Now some few people come along and start yelling about the sharks, but the owners counter this by calling them liars, lunatics, and fear mongers.

            I guess you don’t actually see the sharks. You see the “problems” in terms of implications and results, but not the root causes.

            In any case, when sharks are killing people, “fear mongers” will righteously speak up. Some times fear is useful, if that’s how you want to characterize our warnings.

          • The March Hare

            Sooooo… What’s your plan genus? Shoot anybody that has an opinion? I’ll bet you flunked sandbox.
            No everybody doesn’t know or we wouldn’t have this bunch running the country.

        • WhiteHunter

          Not just “wants” to do; has already started to do. And he’s made a lot of progress already. That not a single Damnocrat objects as Osama takes a wrecking ball to the country and uses the Constitution where the rest of us would use the Charmin is all anybody needs to know about the real nature of that party and its Dear Leader, and the mortal threat they pose to us.

      • truebearing

        No one is convinced by your pathetic reading of part of my post.

        Basically, you are a fool who is trying to get revenge. Your “positive vision” of the future is so delusional that present reality isn’t even considered. That is the kind of idiocy we all expect from ideologues who substitute dogma for analysis… and no one does it better than you.

        You are the poster boy for everything that is wrong with equal access to the internet.

        • Texas Patriot

          Just keep it up TB. You do not represent Authentic American Conservatives, nor do you represent the authentic traditions of the Republican Party. It’s because of pseudo-conservatives like you that America has lost its competitive edge and we’re on the verge of bankruptcy. But I don’t want you to stop posting. I want you to keep posting so everyone can see you for the phony-American that you are.

          • truebearing

            It should be apparent by now that I think your “Authentic American Conservatives” concept is moronic, therefore equally obvious that I don’t want to represent it. I don’t endorse cookie-cutter mentality in ideology, or anywhere else. I don’t like Nazis, Commies, or the Borg. I also don’t follow fools who had an idea, so crowned themselves king.

            You don’t decide who is conservative and who isn’t. Self-deluded, power hungry ideologues don’t understand conservatism to begin with, or they wouldn’t come up with idiotic litmus tests to exclude anyone who exposes their profound confusion.

          • Texas Patriot

            TB: “I want you to keep posting, too. It’s nice to have your slow moving targets on days when I’m tired, drunk, or in a coma.”

            From your posts, I would surmise that would be most of the time, but who cares. From my perspective, you are a hopeless case.

          • The March Hare

            Too bad. You could learn much from TB. He make a lot of sense.

          • truebearing

            You surmise as poorly as you do everything else, obviously.

            Which of your many contradictory “perspectives” are you rambling about? The Fascist? The Socialist? The King of Conservatism? The Big Rat at Chucky Cheese?

          • Texas Patriot

            TB: “Which of your many contradictory “perspectives” are you rambling about? The Fascist? The Socialist? The King of Conservatism? The Big Rat at Chucky Cheese?”

            Since we’re talking about you, I guess I would have to choose the last option.

          • bigjulie

            tb…This poster might as well hang a sign around his neck that he is a far left Obama-junkie. His posts scream Leftist invective!

          • Texas Patriot

            Calm down, Big Julie. I’m nothing of the sort. My complaint is against phony conservatives who borrow and spend and waste American blood and treasure, without getting anything in return. I ask you, who is the conservative, the one who borrows and spends money and throws away precious American “blood and treasure” without any benefit to the American people, or the one who wants to conserve our resources, build the American people up, make America competitive again, and be ready to defend ourselves when we really need to?

          • bigjulie

            America led the way…for decades…but was ruined by Union greed as their contract settlements cost our manufacturing more and more of their “treasure” to the point that they had to leave, since labor is generally the largest single cost factor in any manufactured item. As a State Department employee once said, “American workers will have to realize, sooner or later, that their competition has one pair of tennis shoes, lives 5 to a room, and walks to work every day”. We are competing in lifestyles as well as goods, TP. There is not enough value that you can put into an American-made good that will offset the reduction in labor costs overseas. We have, indeed, a global economy, but under your plan, we could only sell to ourselves, because no one else could afford what we make.

          • Texas Patriot

            I will agree with you that the resistance of unions to robotics, automation, and advanced manufacturing techniques was an important reason for the loss of American heavy industries, particularly the steel industry; and it was also the reason that foreign automobile manufacturers became more competitive versus American companies. But you’re living in a dream world if you think that the rest of the world is not rapidly modernizing. Watch this video and tell me what you think:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWM08DzTuhY

          • bigjulie

            Where did you get the notion that I thought the rest of the world is not rapidly modernizing. Of course it is! There are human beings populating it, as well as the US. Humans of all stripes have a very short and shallow learning curve. It is practically impossible to protect American industries from reverse engineering any more.
            I watched the video and already told you what I think in another answer. Very interesting that Rob is explaining exactly what I said in another post.

          • Texas Patriot

            If you watched the video, you will understand that what he’s saying is that nations worldwide are in an intense competition to build up their own technological advantage and their own manufacturing advantage, but that the United States, once the leader in this area, is rapidly falling behind. Unless we reverse this trend, and very, very quickly, it’s going to be game, set, match before we even realize there is a problem.

          • bigjulie

            What I got was that there is, indeed, intense competition for technological advantage as well as industrial advantage, but with people like Larry Summers at the ear of power, there is no effort from on high to reverse this trend and we are not participating. My guess is that reversal is not foremost on Barky’s mind right now but we do not know the bulk of what DARPA is working on to keep us still able to protect ourselves. I think that there is an element near the seat of power that defaults to some nebulous idea that if push comes to shove, we can always nuke our way out of it, or if an attempt is made by a Muslim-dominated entity, that we will be able to negotiate our way out of it, provided that Barky is still Dictator-in-Chief.
            By the bye…every Tea Party adherent I know is on the same page as you are. We need people like Ted Cruz who is articulate and able to enunciate his concepts in terms easily understood by the electorate. I used to be a Republican but butted out with the ascendance of Boehner and McConnell…both backstabbing turncoats absorbed with their “negotiation talents” than representing the people who sent them to congress.

      • truebearing

        A pharmaceutical company? Which one, and how much am I getting paid?

        “You’re a poster-boy for everything that is wrong with the Republican Party.” LOL!!!

        Yeah, and you’re the poster-boy for everything that is right with the Republican Party, right? If only you could seize power and force everyone to do things your way….

      • The March Hare

        There you go again with that “no positive vision for the future” thing and shooting everyone over it. Are you saying no one can make a comment or have an opinion without having to also include a well thought out plan for the future. If that is the case, then why are you posting? Where is your plan? You are good at sniping and are the poster boy for the proverbial “circular firing squad”. This is why the conservatives never get anywhere. We need to work together to share viewpoints, thoughts and ideas to develop a cohesive force against the slings and arrows of this outrageous administration and left wing party. This leftist movement is a juggernaut that must be reckoned with and we can’t have bleeding conservatives lying all around and get anywhere.

    • JacksonPearson

      Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are the few stand up Pubs in Washington:

  • Texas Patriot

    No one can fight without a vision for the future they believe in and hope for and want with every fiber of their being, and at this point in time, the Republican Party has no vision. All it has is hatred for the Democrats, hatred for government, hatred for taxes, and ultimately hatred for themselves because they know they have no vision of the future for the American people. As it is written, without a vision, the people perish, and the Republican Party perished a long time ago.

    • ziggy zoggy

      Exactly what new ideas and vision does the new left have? It is just repeating the mistakes of the Soviet Union and European Union.

      • Texas Patriot

        The “carrot” of Marxist-Lenninism was a better life for all Russians. The flaw was the idea that the institution of private property should be eliminated and replaced by totalitarian control of a central government. There is nothing wrong with Adam Smith’s doctrine of free market economics based on the sanctity of private property rights. We just need to do a better job of making it work.

        • ziggy zoggy

          Libertarianism is anarchic. Like all political and social doctrines it leads to failure.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “There is nothing wrong with Adam Smith’s doctrine of free market economics based on the sanctity of private property rights. We just need to do a better job of making it work.”

          We who?

      • ObamaYoMoma

        And the Republicans are not?

  • DogmaelJones1

    The Republican Party stopped standing for anything when Teddy Roosevelt split off from the party and formed the Bull Moose Party, thus handing the 1912 election to socialist and Democrat Woodrow Wilson, who gave us WWI, the Federal Reserve, and the Income Tax, and other costly things. From that time forward, the Republicans have been the “Me, too” party, allowing the Democrats to take the moral high ground. On fundamental principles, the Republicans agree with the Democrats, but only want to “go slow” in the “transformation” of a free country into an enslaved one, instead of rushing into the project of turning the country into a minimum security prison.

    • Texas Patriot

      I agree that losing Teddy Roosevelt was a body blow. Teddy was a populist and a trust-buster who put the American people first, and his ideas about there being no such thing as a “hyphenated” American are still worth talking about today. But IMO the real death of the Republican Party came with the defeat of Barry Goldwater in 1964. Besides being the most fiscally conservative Republican in modern history, he was also the toughest on defense. Above all things he favored excellence in education and making the American industrial economy the 8th Wonder of the World. Socially he as agnostic. His comment about gays was “I don’t care if they are straight, so long as they shoot straight”. Early terminations of pregnancies probably wouldn’t have bothered him either. In a nutshell, he would be almost the perfect candidate today.

      After losing John Kennedy in 1963, the greatest tragedy to befall American in the last 100 years was Goldwater’s defeat by Lyndon Johnson. From Vietnam to Third World immigration, to creating the largest welfare state in American history, Johnson was a disaster. In the forty years since he was elected, American schools have fallen from No. 1 in the world in science and math to roughly No. 14. We’ve gone from being one of the healthiest and physically fit nations on earth where health care costs were roughly 5.2% of GDP to being one of the most sedentary and obese societies where health care costs are more than 17% of GDP. No nation on earth can survive with 20% of its GDP is devoted to providing health care. It’s the torpedo that will sink any future American recovery, and that’s where we’re headed unless we do something about it. In the process of our educational and health decline, we’ve lost millions of jobs and even entire industries to overseas competition. Otherwise, we’ve wasted trillions upon unnecessary wars that did not advance American security, and we’ve gone from being the biggest creditor nation on earth to being the biggest debtor nation. Goldwater would have set us on a different path and we would be in a vastly better place than we are today, but that’s history.

      What we need is a vision for a future America that is based on excellence in education; excellence in health and physical fitness; energy independence; excellence in science and high technology, including automation and robotics; and becoming the most attractive venue on earth for new high-value added industries. We dan do all of that, and have a lot of fun in the process. But it all starts with a vision.

      • justquitnow

        Now you sound like Obama…

        • Texas Patriot

          John Kennedy and Barry Goldwater both believed in a New Frontier for America. They just had slightly different ideas about how to make it happen. Just think of me as Goldwater’s answer to Obama’s Kennedy.

          • justquitnow

            The main problem with the modern Republican Party are the extremist that are basically cultist that think they are warriors in the epic battle against “the left”…an evil force that began with original sin or something and has tormented man ever since. So when someone like Obama gets into office….you know a centrist…they make him the anti-christ and leave themselves no where to go.

            How do you work with the antichrist without getting his evil all over you? Look at the poor Republicans that finally had to vote to fund the government (it is after all part of their OATH)…Ted Cruz gets to paint them as “surrendering to evil”.

          • Texas Patriot

            The Republican Party has lost its way and now exists in disarray. The way back is clear. We must become the Party of Hope.

          • justquitnow

            Since much of the “despair” that Republicans feel is self created, I don’t know what hope they can offer. Right now they are trying to sell themselves as hope and savior from a conjured threat (the Marxist, Muslim black Anti-christ) and that is going nowhere fast. Remember Obama was supposed to be “hope and change”…because the Republicans had screwed the pooch so badly with the Bush years.

            I’d be satisfied if the GOP could just be the not-sabotage party as they try to keep things crappy enough to try to make a comeback. Everyone saw that the economy was going to start picking back up. They can’t just let things work and get better….people will credit Obama. So it’s been years of manufactured crap, smears and nonsense. The Republican base ate everything given to them over the last few years…snapping them back to reasonable will be a far greater trick.

          • Texas Patriot

            JQN: “Remember Obama was supposed to be “hope and change”

            Exactly. But it wasn’t just the mistakes of the Bush years that needed correcting. It was the mistakes of all the American presidents going all the way back to Lyndon Johnson. The truth of the matter is that after the death of John Kennedy and the defeat of Barry Goldwater, America veered off course and has never recovered. We need to retrace our steps and get back on the path of New Frontiers for America like John Kennedy and Barry Goldwater talked about. That’s the kind of change we really can believe in.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Barry 0’Bama is a socialist. Do you deny this even today?

            “We need to retrace our steps and get back on the path of New Frontiers for America like John Kennedy and Barry Goldwater talked about. That’s the kind of change we really can believe in.”

            New frontiers of what? You want to develop office space in the ocean or the moon? People commanding budgets that can lead to trillion dollar deficits ought to be a little more pragmatic, which doesn’t stop them from being visionary.

            Given that all of the problems that you allude to were caused by delusion, it seems like someone that wants to correct those problems would tilt a little bit more towards pragmatism.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Your idiotic comments are deliberately @$$ backwards.

          • truebearing

            So, part of your plan is to recycle vacuous slogans from the Obama campaign. Brilliant. I’m sure that will inspire conservatives and independents….after associating that phrase with Obama’s perpetual failure.

            Not too bright for such an “Authentic All-American Conservative.”

          • Texas Patriot

            You wouldn’t recognize real hope and change if it slapped you in the face.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “We must become the true Party of Hope and Change that offers the possibility of a great future for all Americans.”

            Everyone hopes for something. What “change” do you have in mind? Being a political party “of change” is a denial of where productive change is driven in a free society. Unless you clearly want to say that you want to have a political party of hope and change facilitation through getting out of the damn way.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Obamarx the centrist. Incredible. Even by troll standards that was historically stupid.

          • glpage

            The poor Republicans did have to vote to fund the government, their wimp leadership caved in to one of the biggest partisan hacks of all times. Obama a centrist, yeah, right, just like Henry Wallace. You obviously have forgotten that Obama had the most partisan voting record while he was in the Senate.

          • truebearing

            You and Texas Patriot should rent a room, where you can share your ‘insights.”

          • Texas Patriot

            I didn’t realize that you are a pervert as well. But it doesn’t surprise me.

          • truebearing

            Nothing gets by you.

          • Texas Patriot

            Not from a clown like you.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “The main problem with the modern Republican Party are the extremist that are basically cultist that think they are warriors in the epic battle against “the left”…an evil force that began with original sin or something and has tormented man ever since.”

            The modern international left was born more or less the French Revolution. The American right was born in the UK from the left. A rare revolution built on personal responsibility and benevolent morality.

            If you want to criticize corrupt monarchies from the left, that’s fine. You want to criticize capitalism and our US constitution from the left, these days in 2013 when the left already went too far, it makes me think there are no sane people on the left at all in this country.

            If you want to understand the international left today (there are no visible nationalists on the left in America these days) you’ve got to study modern philosophy and salient Western history from the same period. Don’t skip Marx or Nietzsche or any of the big atheist philosophers.

            Assuming you also learn at least the basics about how businesses and national economies function, you’ll probably then understand what we’re pissed about.

            Their BS doesn’t work. It’s fantasy from philosophers that don’t know how to actually accomplish anything in the real world other than raise people’s expectations with fantasies.

            If anyone is religious in nature in the pursuit of their policies, it’s the left. The right talks about religious issues because they’re under attack but really what conservatism is all about is preserving what works until someone can prove that their ideas are better. Leftists try to put the burden of proof on to us, which is ridiculous. How much proof do we need to show that socialism and communism do not work and are unethical? It’s based on lies. Always.

            Our ideas already work. That’s why the left lies so much about history.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “So when someone like Obama gets into office….you know a centrist…”

            Who is to the left of 0’Bama? Stalin is dead. 0’Bama is further to the left than Gorbachev and Putin. What does that tell you?

            Do you even know who Frank Marshall Davis was? Google this number: 47544

          • justquitnow

            Everyday in every post you show that the concept of “left vs right” is not helping you understand anything.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Everyday in every post you show that the concept of “left vs right” is not helping you understand anything.”

            I use “left vs. right” to explain rough political orientation. Not to help myself think out loud. If you don’t understand, you should solve that problem for yourself and not worry about my needs.

          • justquitnow

            Your corrupt idea of the political spectrum is in line with FPM. It’s left and right from a centerpoint idiot…not just where you want to randomly place it for the best effect relative to famous communists.

            The political spectrum is just that a spectrum….it doesn’t bend around and touch itself becoming a sphere of “left” around a little dot of “right” which is you.

            Everyday you demonstrate how “left vs right” as a anti-concept does not help you understand.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Gibber, gibber, shriek, howl screech.

            You’re a fucking lunatic.

          • justquitnow

            Then don’t respond. You’re just so lame.

          • justquitnow

            There is always weirdness surrounding you and this board. Posts disappear sometimes…sometimes like this my response disappears several times…but just from the board, not from Disqus. You sure defended Horowtiz against all the attacks from West…you sure you aren’t associated with the site. Maybe as dust kicker/arsehole?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Your corrupt idea of the political spectrum is in line with FPM. It’s left and right from a centerpoint idiot…not just where you want to randomly place it for the best effect relative to famous communists.”

            You’re brilliant. Now where is the centerpoint?

            “The political spectrum is just that a spectrum….it doesn’t bend around and touch itself becoming a sphere of “left” around a little dot of “right” which is you.”

            A spectrum. Very good.

            “Everyday you demonstrate how “left vs right” as a anti-concept does not help you understand.”

            Did it ever occur to you that you’re the only one confused by it?

          • justquitnow

            Where’s the center point? I’m not the confused one.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Where’s the center point? I’m not the confused one.”

            I’m asking *you* to clarify the paradigm *you* suggested. You’re playing the role of teacher.

            justquitnow objectivefactsmatter
            • 8 hours ago

            “It’s left and right from a centerpoint idiot…not just where you want to randomly place it for the best effect relative to famous communists.”

            Some times people ask questions even when they already have the answers. Some times.

            Hint: There is more than one center depending on the paradigm your’re suggesting. You must define it, not me.

            You’re going to have to create an entirely new paradigm to put 0’Bama at the center of it. But it’s up to you to define that, not me.

            If one simply refers to left and right, in American politics it’s fairly well understood that the right is the establishment that wants to conserve the status quo, and the left wants undefined “progress” from the government. Conservatives are not “anti-progress” but expect it primarily from the private sector. They expect true progress to drive change, not vague and delusional demands for change (for the sake of change) to drive some supposedly inevitable “positive” “progress.”

            http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=left

            Excerpt:

            “Political sense arose from members of a legislative body assigned to the left side of a chamber, first attested in English 1837 (by Carlyle, in reference to the French Revolution), probably a loan-translation of French la gauche (1791), said to have originated during the seating of the French National Assembly in 1789 in which the nobility took the seats on the President’s right and left the Third Estate to sit on the left. Became general in U.S. and British political speech c.1900.”

          • Drakken

            I know bags of hammers with more intelligence than you.

          • truebearing

            You are embarrasing yourself, and anything you associate yourself with.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I understand where he’s coming from, but his kind of comprehensive analysis is nothing like mine. Nor is it like most conservatives today.

            What really confuses me is him attacking everyone else as neo-cons (by failing to be as as completely conservative as he is) but at the same time this was explained he was also promoting 0’Bama as the born again Christian and the closest thing to a human messiah that any POTUS can aspire to be. But that was 6 months ago more or less.

            Kennedy was style over substance and too many leftist politicians since then have used his tactics against us, and against America’s interests. But if I had to I could find some things to use in his defense. Not a lot though.

          • truebearing

            I understand where he is coming from, too, but the problem is that a person can’t come from that many disparate points on the ideological map and think he is making sense without being completely delusional. There is no coherence to his positions and even less flexibility.

            Creating vague, but rigid, standards for what makes an acceptable conservative is in direct opposition to the essentiality of individualism in any legitimate definition of conservatism. His idiotic “Authentic Yada Yada Yada” is a ham-handed attempt to stifle free thought and the healthy dynamism within conservatism. It is basically an attempt to impose his ill-considered, cheap knock-off version of political correctness onto the definition of conservatism — call it conservative correctness — which is anethema to conservatism.

          • Texas Patriot

            You’ve been walking for so long with the ideological blinders of political partisanship that you’ve lost sight of the common sense approach to problems that once made America great and will make America great again. Is it too late for you to wake up and shake off the baggage of forty years of partisan warfare? That remains to be seen. But the American people are waking up, and partisan political dinosaurs will soon be a thing of the past, whether you wake up or not.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “You’ve been walking for so long with the ideological blinders of political partisanship that you’ve lost sight of the common sense approach to problems that once made America great and will make America great again.”

            Which is what? Free enterprise, law and order according to the constitution. There are other cultural aspects to our success, but that is the foundation.

            “Is it too late for you to wake up and shake off the baggage of forty years of partisan warfare?”

            When the left stops trying to subvert everything about this country that makes it great, then maybe the political wars can simmer down. Don’t count on it though. If you want to blame guys like me, that’s fine.

            “But the American people are waking up, and partisan political dinosaurs will soon be a thing of the past, whether you wake up or not.”

            And 0’Bama is a born again Christian. Both (or all) sides have to cease for a war to end.

          • bigjulie

            Ah yes, Tex…”common sense” attached to anything is a dead give away of a Leftist mind at work!

          • Texas Patriot

            BigJulie: “Ah yes, Tex…”common sense” attached to anything is a dead give away of a Leftist mind at work!”

            That’s pretty funny. You must think that Benjamin Franklin was a Leftist. The truth is that the world is a very competitive place. And when your schools go from No. 1 in the world in science and math to No. 21 and No. 23, when your population becomes sedentary and obese, when research and development are de-emphasized, and when high-technology industries are growing faster overseas than they are here, you cease to be competitive. And when you cease to be competitive and consume more than you produce, you eventually go bankrupt. That’s common sense, and I’m sure Benjamin Franklin would agree with me.

          • bigjulie

            I intended to point out that “common sense” is highly overused by Leftists nowadays and is in fact a dead giveaway. Like “common sense” gun control. Are you referring to the pamphlet by the same name?

          • Texas Patriot

            No. I haven’t seen that pamphlet. Personally, I think the Founding Fathers got it right about the need to keep and bear arms for purposes of self-defense.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “…call it conservative correctness — which is anethema to conservatism.”

            I like that.

          • Texas Patriot

            You may be sure that I do not want to associate myself with you or anyone like you.

          • truebearing

            Thank you, and I think I speak for all who are like me, as well.

          • Texas Patriot

            Well, I seriously doubt that there are many quite like you in terms of sheer bone-headedness and self-destructive partisan toxicity, but my sympathies to you and all of your fan club, whoever they may be.

          • The March Hare

            TB, I am replying to you to insure you take a look at this which I posted in reply to TP’s post of the video above on The New America Foundation.

            OMG. Look at sourcewatch and get a load of who the donors are for this group. All left wingers. WOW. That’s all I can say.
            http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=New_America_Foundation

          • Texas Patriot

            There’s no need to repeat yourself. We know that’s all you can say. Hopefully, TB will not be so automatic in his dismissal of the obviously correct diagnosis for what has happened to our economy. We shall see.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          He loved 0’Bama before, now we’re not sure because he doesn’t want to talk about it now with all of these over-the-top failures.

      • truebearing

        You are bereft of anything resembing reason or consistency. You attempted to put Goldwater and Kennedy in the same class the other day, and now you’re doing it again, which speaks volumes about your ability to differentiate between the two….or between hot and cold.

        • Texas Patriot

          John Kennedy and Barry Goldwater were Authentic American Patriots, and that’s something that you will never be able to understand.

          • truebearing

            And what are the critieria for your “Authentic American Patriots?” What happens when those so annointed don’t see eye-to-eye? Does your rigid edifice come crashing down, or do you just double down on dogmatic denial? Kennedy and Goldwater were hardly in lock-step, ideologically, so it appears that what makes a person “Authentic” is your convoluted, contradictory, subjective opinion.

            What did Kennedy do that was so wonderful? Fail to keep his word in the Bay of Pigs? Allow Khrushev to intimidate and out maneuver him? Keep a young mistress that he passed around to his staff? Escalate the involvement in Vietnam? Have Marilyn Monroe killed when she threatened to reveal the seamy side of Camelot?

            Neo-cons are patriotic, and since patriotism is the only intelligible quality you have revealed as prerequisite to being an “Authentic American Conservative,” why do you hate them?

          • Texas Patriot

            An Authentic American Patriot is someone who puts the best interests of the American people above partisan politics. Neo-Conervatives represent the failed policy of “globalization” which as only resulted in the loss of millions of American jobs and even entire industries to foreign competition, not to mention the utter folly of wasting trillions of dollars on foreign wars that cannot possibly be won. I don’t hate Neo-Conservatives. They had their chance to prove their theories. And what they proved is that their theories don’t work. End of story.

          • truebearing

            Was Kennedy’s serial philandering serving the best interests of America? He apparently spent an inordinate amount of time satisfying his own carnal appetite. Was allowing an agent of Soviet expansion to set up shop 90 miles from Florida serving the interests of America? Hardly.

            Neo-cons are very patriotic, and they believe they are putting America’s interests above partisan politics. Who is qualified to set himself up as the ultimate arbiter of what is good for America? The world isn’t static, and what works today may fail tomorrow. Rigidity in thinking is not a virtue, nor will it satisfy any need other than convincing oneself of one’s righteousness.

            Your understanding of the phenomenon of globalization is narrow and ignores other factors. Technology drives globalization, as do other ideologies. Marxism is transnationalist. So is Islam. Neo-conservatism is more a response to globalization than a cause. You can’t possibly pin globalization on neo-conservatism. It was never that powerful.

            Obama is a Marxist and he wants globalization. He is exporting American jobs with a vengeance. He is also part of the Leftist cabal who made the exportation of jobs inevitable with the dumbing down of America’s education system. The Left has been working feverishly at that for many decades and it is the biggest reason we are losing jobs, not neo-conservatism. Frankly, I doubt you could accurately define neo-conservatism, since no one really has.

            Are you for truly free trade? Do you believe in capitalism? Aren’t companies free to seek labor where it is the cheapest? If not, are you supporting Fascism?

            Isolationism has had its chances to prove itself, and it failed, too.

          • Texas Patriot

            You’re a hopeless partisan and you can’t see the forest for the trees. But just in case there is a spark of intelligence left in you, watch the following video and tell me what you think.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWM08DzTuhY

          • The March Hare

            OMG. Look at sourcewatch and get a load of who the donors are for this group. All left wingers. WOW. That’s all I can say.
            http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=New_America_Foundation

          • Texas Patriot

            TMH: “Look at sourcewatch and get a load of who the donors are for this group. All left wingers. WOW. That’s all I can say.”

            Thanks for your honesty. Perhaps TB will have a more to say.

          • Texas Patriot

            Still waiting for your response, TB. Have you watched the video? Or are you hoping you don’t have to? Maybe you’ve decided that The March Hare is right, it’s a Leftist production, and you don’t need to watch it. Far from it. It’s classical economics. It’s about the progressive de-industrialization of America and what that means for our future, unless we do something about it. And it’s exactly why the days of the Neo-Conservatives and their globalist economic and military agenda are over. Are you going to keep your head buried in the sand, or are you going to take a look at something that could cause you to wake up and face the truth about what has happened to America. If you’re so sure you’re right, what are you afraid of?

          • bigjulie

            TP, your grasp of economics is more tenuous than your grasp of patriot politics. As a State Department employee once said, “Sooner or later the American Worker is going to have to come to grips with the fact that his competition has one pair of tennis shoes, lives 5 to a room, and walks to work”. THAT’S where American jobs have gone! Industries that are not price competitive either move or fold.

          • Texas Patriot

            BigJulie: “”Sooner or later the American Worker is going to have to come to grips with the fact that his competition has one pair of tennis shoes, lives 5 to a room, and walks to work”. THAT’S where American jobs have gone! Industries that are not price competitive either move or fold.”

            You’re misinformed, BigJulie. Watch this video, and you’ll see what’s really happening in international economic competition and why Americans are continuing to lose jobs and entire industries for foreign competition.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWM08DzTuhY

          • bigjulie

            No, I think Rob Atkinson verified my point in the quote, pretty right on target. The lack of industrial investment was due primarily to the fact that America has been steadily losing manufacturing jobs, primarily to places with much lower manufacturing costs (ie to people who live 5 to a room, etc) The lack of industrial investment here is primarily because there is little left to invest in, comparatively speaking.
            His quotes from Larry Sommers are priceless! it is his thinking that has not helped our situation a bit, but furthermore, with outsized wage packages and the highest corporate taxes on the planet. The American manufacturing sector is being screwed from several different directions at once. Those jobs are not coming back.
            I am a big hand tool buyer. At first I used to try to by from “American manufactures”. I bought a Dewalt drill one day and found it was made in Taiwan! I have been a devoted patron of Harbor Freight ever since!
            And now I must get on with doing something productive with my tools. I almost envy you the time you must spend on this kind of “research’ which has to require spending the vast majority of your time in front of a computer. Anyway, thanks for the link,

          • Texas Patriot

            BigJulie: “His quotes from Larry Sommers are priceless! it is his thinking that has not helped our situation a bit, but furthermore, with outsized wage packages and the highest corporate taxes on the planet. The American manufacturing sector is being screwed from several different directions at once. Those jobs are not coming back.”

            It’s not too late to re-industrialize America, and the steps I have outlined elsewhere in this thread are the only way we’re going to do that, i.e. (1) excellence in education; (2) excellence in health and physical fitness; (3) emphasis on research and development particularly in the areas of automation, robotics and advanced mass manufacturing; (4) energy independence; and (5) re-prioritizing our national defense to “speak softly and carry a big stick” and to be willing to use whatever weapons it takes to neutralize any adversary with a minimum loss of American blood and treasure.

            The truth of it is that every dollar we waste on buying middle eastern oil and every dollar we waste on trying to keep the peace in a region that will always be at war is one less dollar we will have to reinvest in America and our common future as the “bright and shining city on a hill” that Ronald Reagan talked about and the “last best hope of earth” that Abraham Lincoln talked about.

            We’ve come to far to throw the American Dream away for the misguided theories of globalists who can’t see the forest for the trees. Fortress America can’t make the world a peaceful place. No one can do that. But we can play a vital role in defending ourselves and our friends in a very hostile environment, as well as build ourselves up to be an extraordinary example of what human rights, individual freedom and constitutional democracy can do in the hands of a people who love their own freedom and are willing to fight for it.

            And yes, with the lowest energy costs, the lowest corporate tax rates, the best manufacturing technologies, and the best educated work force, the jobs will come back and better than ever before, because every high value-added industry on earth will want to locate here.

            These are the challenges and these are the opportunities, and the risk of not seizing the day and making the changes we know we all need are too dire to even discuss. The bottom line is that the future is ours to make what we will of it, and the time to get started is now.

          • bigjulie

            TP, I am forced to revise my opinion of you upward! We apparently agree on a lot more than we differ on…Your analysis of our current energy program is dead on and we could well use this new-found wealth to our distinct industrial advantage. Unfortunately, President Barky is heavily influenced by Lefty environmentalists who have both brains and treasure to help him get what they want. That includes doing away with internal combustion engines and attaching sails to our go-carts.
            And, lets not forget that one of the reasons Barky’s regime courts Hollywood is because they do such a bang-up job of keeping youth’s attention diverted from what really counts and will count in their lives. Lots of luck in the education department with that…not to mention Teacher’s Unions who are now apparently promoting child sex abuse if it is being conducted by a Union member or earliest induction into Leftist principles by the same people.
            Also, it will be hard to motivate any of the young people with opportunities to work and earn a living, when there are so many transfer programs furnishing everything from text-enabled cell phones to flat-screen TVs, food and even roofs over heads. Plus Barky took away the requirement to work for welfare so we are back to square one until we get rid of Democrats and back to (excuse the term) “COMMON SENSE”!

          • bigjulie

            Barry Goldwater maybe…but John Kennedy?? The same John Kennedy who travelled the country by steering himself around with a set of chrome handlebars attached to his erection? Oh yeah…a “patriot” indeed!

          • Texas Patriot

            Barry Goldwater and John Kennedy were good friends and very friendly rivals. They disagreed on certain ways of going about things, but their overall vision for the future of America was basically the same. A highly educated, highly fit, highly competitive workforce, with an emphasis on encouraging research and development and implementation of new high-value added industries. They both believed in Teddy Roosevelt’s mantra of “speaking softly and carrying a big stick” and they both were prepared to use nuclear weapons to avoid the needless waste of American blood and treasure. They were such good friends that they talked about using the same airplane to campaign together in the 1964 presidential elections, with the idea being that they would go around the country debating each other on the fine points of their vision and then let the American people decide which way they wanted to go.

          • bigjulie

            I understand that. Kennedy would never fit in any of today’s definitions of “Liberal”…he was an American, first! Still, overall, a fairly ineffective President. I would have much preferred Goldwater.

      • TienBing

        Yeah, yeah. We’ve all heard “the plan”… so what do we need to do first? Do you have the power to implement “the plan”? If so why haven’t you done it? If not start working on first things first.

        BTW – disagreeing with a poster on one issue does not mean one must hate them forever or disagree with them on everything. That would really screw up the integrity of your thinking.

        • Texas Patriot

          TienBing: “We’ve all heard “the plan”… so what do we need to do first?”

          Well, first we all have to agree on WHAT we want to do, then we can talk about HOW we want to do it, and there are always new and better ways of doing things, but here are some ideas:

          1. EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION: Form a bi-partisan panel to study the best educational systems in the world; bring in the best IT and communications systems designers and content providers, e.g. Apple, Google, Amazon, and create a state of the art educational system that provides every child (and every American of any age who wants it) the opportunity to have the best education and training in the world in his or her field of endeavor.

          2. EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL FITNESS: John Kennedy had the right idea in 1960 After he was elected but before he took office, he wrote an article called “The Soft American” which appeared in Sports Illustrated, and it is still available online. The basic idea is to get America moving and fit, so that we can (a) be a more creative and productive work force, (b) eliminate all forms of avoidable illnesses, so that (c) we can minimize and reverse the skyrocketing costs of health care.

          3. ENERGY INDEPENDENCE: We are still buying 8-9 million barrels of oil a day from Saudi Arabia. That’s $800-900 million of investment capital that is being diverted from reinvestment in the American economy. That needs to stop. We need an all-out effort to develop all of America’s energy resources, so that within a very short time, we never have to buy another drop of oil from the middle east.

          4. HIGH TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION: The speed at which we are losing our edge in high technology and innovation is breathtaking, and its all laid out in Robert Atkinson’s excellent book “Innovation Economics”. Why is this happening? Other nations are providing suites of policies designed to stimulate development of high technologies, and we’re not. That trend needs to be reversed. We need to create incentives for research and development particularly in the areas of robotics, automation, and mass production so that the productivity of each American worker is multiplied exponentially. In addition, we need to create an environment of low corporate tax rates, low crime, and low government regulation, so that America becomes the most sought after venue for new high-value added manufacturing in the world. The bottom line is we need to do whatever is necessary to jump-start the American economy and provide Americans with a new era of high-paying employment opportunities.

          5. NATIONAL DEFENSE: We need to make sure our defense capabilities are second to none. And that means being smart about how we spend our limited resources. All of our land armies now stationed around the world should be called home and stationed along our borders where they can provide airtight border security, as well as test their new surveillance and interdiction technologies. As far as the rest of the world is concerned, we need to refine our satellite surveillance systems and internet monitoring systems so that we are aware almost instantaneously of any threat to us or our allies, and we need to be prepared to act with all necessary force (including nuclear weapons if no other effective alternative is available) to interdict such threats with a minimum loss of American blood and treasure.

          There are of course many more ideas and refinements we can add to this, but these are the nuts and bolts of making America FIRST IN THE 21ST, and that’s where we need to begin.

          • The March Hare

            Well, just getting rid of the communists in government is the first step. All these things are what conservatives have been complaining about for years without the power to change it. If we take over the whole government you will see these things change, but it will take time since you can’t get rid of all the leftists all at once. This isn’t like it only consists of a few. For instance, you can’t just barge into a high school principal’s office and say “Get out, I’m taking over. We won the election and now we are in charge.” Many times it is the entire staff. Are you going to form a committee to analyze all boards of education and principals, vice principals, assistants, office staff and teachers to purge the ones that offend you? Who picks the committee? How would you contend with the rage by the 30% that are the left and supported by the MSM? And this is only education! The first plan has to be to get elected and be in charge. Those that get elected do so because they articulate a vision to the people they are trying to sway into electing them. It is a long slow process. It took years to get into this mess and stealth is how they did it. It will take years to get out of it. The Beatles expressed the lefts creed: Live and Let Die. They knew it would take years to implement their plan and so will undoing it. Don’t look to have it fixed in your lifetime. Just help light the way. Identifying the problem is the first major step in doing anything to fix it.

          • truebearing

            Wow! What a “plan.” Let me ask a few questions….

            #1 – “Form a bi-partisan panel

            “Brilliant! Why didn’t anyone else think of that? Oh..that’s right. Bi-partisan panels have paved the way to where we are at today…. but one more really good one ought to do the trick.

            Apple, Google, and Amazon are all run by leftists, Mr. Wizard. No soup for you.

            #2 – You stole that idea from Michele Obama.

            So, what happens when lazy Americans refuse to comply? Forced boot camp? Gulags? The threat of long talks with you?

            #3 – Energy independence – Of course! Consider it done. I’ll give Obama a call and tell him to call off the EPA and let us drill in deep water, Alaska, and approve the Canadian pipeline. I’m sure everything will fall in line once I tell him your plan.

            #4 – “High technology and Innovation (I really like this one)

            “we need to create an environment of low corporate tax rates, low crime, and low government regulation, so that America becomes ….”

            We’ll write regulations that lower regulations, outlaw crime, lower corporate taxes by…by…by…what? Electing conservatives? Isn’t that what we have been trying to do?

            #5 – National Defense

            Let’s all get into the fetal position and hide, but not before lining our borders with troops and filling the sky with spy satellites. We’ll be an island unto ourselves, living in la-la land.

            “There are of course many more ideas and refinements we can add to this, but these are the nuts and bolts of making America FIRST IN THE 21ST, and that’s where we need to begin.”

            I’ll go along with the “nuts” part.

          • Texas Patriot

            Thanks, big guy. You’re everything I thought you were.

      • The March Hare

        So, your whole vision can be summed up in one word: Excellence.
        BTW, are you touting the earlier Barry Goldwater or the later Barry Goldwater. He ended up meeting a younger woman (he 83, her 51) and dumped most of his conservative thinking. He became mostly liberal and came out against conservatives.

    • ziggy zoggy

      Minimum security prison. Well put.

    • JimJim

      It was not when TR left the party, but when he JOINED it.

    • truebearing

      Republicans became Retreaticans, always backing down, unless they inadvertently ended up with a candidate that ignored their routine cowardice and dhimmitude. Reagan was that candidate, but no Republican in a position of power would let that happen today.

    • bigjulie

      Well put, Dog…remember that Teddy Roosevelt had his own quarrels with the Constitution, so he didn’t mind Joining Wilson, who felt the same way. Teddy’s hope was to create a government just like we have today. It worked!

  • justquitnow

    Every time the Republicans lose or the public turns against them, the “conservative” pundits comes out and say it’s because the Republicans weren’t conservative enough. They compromised and that is why the inherent superiority of their ideas wasn’t accepted. Cruz is the perfect FPM candidate. He is unreasonable and thinks with the same pseudo-religious schtick that FPM serves up in the slophouse. Life is a battle of right vs left (or rather good vs. evil) and Ted Cruz is a warrior for good of course. How could he not be assured of his visions?

    It’s because of this stupid cult nonsense that Republicans keep flirting with shutdowns and the fear of default. They cost the government money in the name of fiscal responsibility….derp. Then they turn around and wonder why the masses aren’t cheering them…don’t they know the left is evil?

    • reader

      “They cost the government money”

      wow. This is a concise and clear indication of the “progressives”, aka marxists, aiming at completely eroding the founding idea that the limited federal government should be restricted not only by REAL check and balances but also by REAL enumeration of powers.

      • justquitnow

        http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/17/heres-what-the-government-shutdown-cost-the-economy/

        Yeah…marxist, leftist…whatever the label…good luck with forcing that on everyone you don’t like.

        • reader

          This is easy. Do you think that Obama should not be obstructed by Congress in anything that he wants to do? Also, do you think that the government effectively owns its subjects’ property and should distribute it as it deems necessary – for the common good, so to speak?

          • justquitnow

            We need checks and balances, and the government (which is the people) “owns” what is public, and private property rights are the foundation of our capitalist society.

            But even the way you phrase it….Obama doesn’t write the laws you understand. Since the Republicans control the House, they have used their power to “obstruct” Obama at every turn from simple things like judge appointments all the way to paying the nation’s bills.

            While Ted Cruz and the radicals in the house held us on the brink of default for a grab-bag of reasons, the government lost money, our credit rating was threatened, and China took the time to press Asia to “get off the dollar” since we are so unstable and everytime we need to pay the bills, there are threats of default.

          • Gislef

            Whose money did the government lose?

          • ziggy zoggy

            Lost what money? It’s already spent 110 trillion it doesn’t have. Since when do lefties care about lost revenue?

          • reader

            Actually, Boehner and McConnell effectively deferred their constitutional right to control the funding to Obama, and this is exactly what this is all about, and this is exactly contrary to the Founders intent. By the way, you skipped the marxist test, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed, comrade.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Since the Republicans control the House, they have used their power to “obstruct” Obama at every turn from simple things like judge appointments all the way to paying the nation’s bills.”

            Obstruction is a legal term. What they do is legally try to negotiate. That’s not obstruction in any legal sense.

            Do you mean they simply oppose the side they think is wrong? Why the need to characterize that as “obstruction” as if sort of alluding to “obstruction of justice” or something like that? Why not simply point out that they oppose 0’Bama? Do you believe that what they’re doing is illegal or immoral in any sense?

        • ziggy zoggy

          If the @$$hat fits, wear it. B:)

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Yeah…marxist, leftist…whatever the label…good luck with forcing that on everyone you don’t like.”

          If someone kept referring to breathing O3 or mentioning theories known to be false that could be clearly traced back to those who promoted those theories, it’s not so radical to mention that to the dupes of those ideas.

          Leftists are true believers and dupes of socialists and communist ideas. They are very easy to spot when they make statements that depend on bogus socialist and communist ideas.

    • Gislef

      As anyone listening to Harry Reid and President Obama knows, the Democrats consider it a battle of left vs. right, good vs. evil.

      Wonder where Cruz got the idea from?

    • ziggy zoggy

      Replace “Republican” with “Democrat” in your little screed and it will be spot on. Until then, it’s simply insane, much like you.

    • irvingrab

      Even better—Ted Cruz is a Cuban sleeper agent activated to sow chaos and get Fidel’s favorite Sec of State, Hillary Clinton, elected president. Don’t you just love conspiracy theories?

  • veeper

    It’s a very simple thing….

    When the fire is out of control….you use different tactics…

    You fight fire with fire….

    • ziggy zoggy

      Or you pi$$ on it…..

      • veeper

        try pissing on a out of control raging fire….

        you’ll get your pee pee burned….

        that’s what’s been happening to the republicans….

        tea party is acting as a fire break….

        if the republicans were smart they would take advantage of it and begin to put the fire out….

        after the tea party has done the hard part and slowed down the raging liberal fire….

        • ziggy zoggy

          By plss on it I mean exposé it and humiliate it.

  • Spinoneone

    This is a multi-stage battle. 1) we have a budget battle to win in 2013/14. Harry and Barry aren’t going to compromise, but they will settle for the sequester if the GOP will fight for it. 2) we have the mid-terms in 2014. Barry and company will do absolutely anything to win, including finding a nice little war if they must. 3) 2016 is about 3 years away, and the Dems are already both running and fund raising. The GOP is not.

  • Smitty-the-Kraut

    Good article, but to many (if not most) conservatives, it’s nothing new. Republicans should be shouting from the rooftops about the failures of Obama’s liberal policies and ideology. The sad part is that if they did, would the national news media be involved?

    • The March Hare

      “would the national news media be involved?”

      No, they wouldn’t be involved, and that is one of the things at the heart of the problem. Reagan spoke past the media, but to do it he had to become a candidate. It helped a great deal that he became governor of California first. He got listened to on the national stage, but it was still a battle.

      The media won’t allow anyone to have a forum unless they are a leftist, but if they become a candidate, they have no choice but to cover it and broadcast what is happening on the stage in front of them. It is that fear that caused them to not want to cover the republican debates in the last presidential election. They won’t write about any of it, and they sure as h%#ll won’t broadcast it if they can help it.

      The trick is to get around them and get the electorate to hear the truth. That will require a candidate with the right message, the skill to articulate it and the political organization to propel him/her to the national stage to be heard in spite of the media. A tall order and monumental task, indeed.

  • Sight2behold
    • Texas Patriot

      Precisely. As Thomas Jefferson said, “One man with courage makes a majority.”

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    Because Cruz and brave men/women like him stood up to Obama, I gave my first donation to the Tea Party. Fighting is the only solution. Surrender is not an option. On to the next battle.

    • MLCBLOG

      Love it!!

    • bigjulie

      Jason…I hope you were discrete enough to investigate who you gave to…every left-winger and his dog is sticking “Tea Party” into their label right now. Oh! And don’t forget “Conservative”, currently being used by the Fraud of Frauds, Karl (Turd Blossom) Rove!

  • Harry Black

    “The only hope for the Republican Party”? Cruz is reckless, pigheaded, and heartless.. He’s ready at the drop of his ten gallon hat to crash the US and the world economy. If you want to see America go over a cliff, by all means promote this two-bit bigot, who thinks the late, unlamented Jesse Helms should be a role model for Republicans. (See http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/14062/) Folks on FrontPage say they love America. Be warned: if you take your politics from Ted Cruz, you ‘re actively working to destroy the country you claim to love.

    • ziggy zoggy

      Harry Sack,

      Since when does limiting government spending crash economies, and since when has any politician since The Civil War been as racist as Obama?

    • reader

      Harry, if anyone is pigheaded, it’s you, and if anyone is reckless and heartless, it’s Obama, who screwed up millions of people in this country, particularly seniors, to advance his marxist agenda.

      • Harry Black

        It was Cruz, not Obama, who was ready to throw the US into default, thus triggering an international financial crisis. And it’s Cruz, not Obama, who advocates drastic cuts to Medicare and Social Security–cuts that would impoverish seniors and deprive them of healthcare.

        • catherineinpvb

          No. ..most ‘Seniors’ are already ‘safe’ – inside the line; it is those younger; and those rising; who are threatened. And indeed; they should find better MO’s as Cruz and Repubs have tried explaining and as well; tied to facilitate such help. Just like Obamacare – availability; there is a ‘bottom line’. The Medicare train wreck will happen. In truth; just in per planning ahead; it already has. As for the monetary ‘crisis’. . .ever notice how the Left moves their agenda ahead by ‘crisis’? Many experts agreed; we did not need an immediate pull of the parachute here. But Obama; nonetheless; needed that ‘countdown’. . .

          • Harry Black

            Playing the same old tapes–seniors are safe, it’s the left that proceeds from crisis to crisis, etc. But, as most Americans now recognize (check the polls), it was Cruz and other Tea Party wackos who created the debt limit crisis and were prepared to crash the world economy to achieve their partisan goals. Moreover, as a senior, I don’t feel at all “safe” with Ayn Rand wannabes trying to cut social security (with chained CPI, for example), multiplying bureaucratic rules so that Medicare is already becoming a shadow of its former self, etc. That they are led by a certified bigot (Cruz) is not at all reassuring.

          • reader

            The debt limit is not a crisis, moron, the 17 trillion in the national debt is. Unless Obama violates the Constitution and orders not to pay on debt obligations, not raising the limits won’t do anything at all, except forcing cuts in in entitlements. And it has nothing to do with defunding Obamacare to begin with. Your shell game is only played for illiterates, who, unfortunately for this country, the government schools produced way too many. You may be one of them.

          • Harry Black

            The debt limit becomes an unspeakable crisis if the US defaults, which is what Cruz, Palin, Bachmann, et al. were trying to do. This wouldn’t simply force cuts in “entitlements.” It would spark a world-wide depression that would make 2008 look like a mere blip on the economic indicators. And btw, while we’re on the topic of literacy, “reader,” I would point out that the word “entitlements,” so beloved of the right, suggests that I didn’t earn my Social Security income. I did–every penny. But then again, I wouldn’t expect “reader” or other Tea Party types to notice that ever since Reagan became president, the Republicans have been trying to screw working people out of what they have earned.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You’re like a whiny kid that doesn’t believe his parents explanations about balancing budgets and finite ability to pay for things. You think your parents hated you every time they said no.

          • Harry Black

            Your metaphor in this and your other posts is irrelevant to the “objective” issue at hand. You claim that “objective facts matter” and then engage in subjective silliness. You’re first mistake is to assume that family debt is the same as national debt. Sober economists nailed that one a long time ago. Read the url pasted in below carefully. And then stop yammering about issues you don’t properly understand. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/opinion/krugman-nobody-understands-debt.html?_r=0

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Of course it’s different dimwit. That’s the point. You still act like you have a right to nag your daddy about making sure your allowance never runs out.

            “You’re first mistake–characteristic of Tea Party panic mongers– is to assume that family debt is the same as national debt.”

            Stupid straw man. I characterized your attitude and nothing more.

          • Harry Black

            That’s because you deal in objective facts, not characterizations, right? Or would you be prefer to be known as the oxymoronic “subjective facts matter.”

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Subjective opinions matter less than objective facts. But any objective analysis is interesting and has some value.

            Try to find value in places other than your race-baiting political leaders.

          • reader

            Harry, did you REALLY hurt, while EPA was shut down for a handful of days? How did you survive all the pollution that must have overwhelmed you those dark and scary days?

          • reader

            Harry, be honest, you haven’t read the Constitution and you have no clue about economics – just like your average drone voting Democrat from cradle to grave. Everything you wrote here is horse crap that you picked up listening to cheap propagandists on MSNBC and alike. There’s no point even to argue with you – it’s like trying to teach a donkey to do your tax return.

          • Harry Black

            Dear me, I have the feeling that “reader” worries about her lack of education and her failure to reflect upon the evidence at hand. So nice to have a Tea Party license not to think for yourself. As for the Constitution: I suggest you read (probably for the first time) the Fourteenth Amendment. Your beloved Ted Cruz was all set to violate it.

          • reader

            It has nothing to do with the 14th amendment whatsoever, Harry. Again, please describe how did you suffer when EPA and Department of Education employees stayed at home for a few days. Did you still get your meds? Or you totally blacked out in shock and agony?

          • Harry Black

            Perhaps actually reading the 14th amendment will change your mind. As for the rest of what you wrote: personal insult is not an argument. Indeed, you resort to it because you can’t answer the actual argument. Now go read the Constitution and stop bothering me with nonsense.

          • reader

            Harry, I know that you haven’t read it. You read the talking points distributed by Soros propaganda network after the Brookings Institute article spreading yet another statist fallacy. And here’s hoe I know it:
            http://markamerica.com/2013/10/04/the-end-of-the-united-states-of-america/

            Educate yourself, if you want. I doubt you will.

          • Harry Black

            Apparently your idea education consists of slavishly following the ravings of a paranoid blogger. Ha!

          • reader

            Obviously, you can’t even read pass the headline. Take 5 and try laboring through the next couple of lines, Harry. Show’em right wingers. You’re really sad, and you vote. It’s sad all around.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Harry Sack,

            You really enjoy wallowing in your own filth, don’t you? Don’t worry. Marxism will create a utopia on Earth. It always does, right?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “It was Cruz, not Obama, who was ready to throw the US into default, thus triggering an international financial crisis.”

          You have no clue.

          • Harry Black

            Senator Ted’s position is well known. It is, dare one say, an “objective” fact. Yes, he was ready to tank the US economy. In other words, he was playing chicken with our lives. What about his position don’t you get?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You are quite ignorant. How would conservative free market capitalists gain ANYTHING by harming America’s credit rating?

            You truly have no clue that you’re sucking up propaganda.

            http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/theclowardpivenstrategypoe.html

            While it’s true that some on the left don’t want that, many do. And even if they don’t want it, they already set themselves up for blaming the Republicans for EVERYTHING.

            The bottom line is that the left has everything to gain by cranking up spending on their favored programs (just about everything but defense) and then if they do crash it, it’s no problem. Bankruptcy is just another opportunity for income redistribution, adding more regulations, and ensuring more government control and sovereignty over industry and individuals.

            You just don’t understand the issues. You understand the talking points issued to you.

          • reader

            That’s not what you call understanding. He does not understand. He just repeats it like a veteran Pavlovian dog.

          • Harry Black

            Brilliant touch! “Veteran Pavlovian dog.” Can’t wait to see your next article in the New York Review of Books.

          • reader

            I could teach you much better than whoever taught you, Harry – that’s for sure. I’m afraid, it’s too late now.

          • Harry Black

            You seem to be a fearful person. Or perhaps a veteran fearful person.

          • reader

            I fear for your mental health, Harry. That’s all. Otherwise, Im perfectly well, thank you very much.

          • reader

            and another thing I couldn’t help but notice. why are you complaining about being insulted, when you started out by calling people pigheaded, reckless and heartless for no rational reason whatever? aren’t you another one of those farting around people and complaining the loudest, Harry?

          • Harry Black

            “Reader,” you seem to be a very careless reader.

          • Harry Black

            Sorry, that’s an object fact–or do only subjective facts matter?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Sorry, that’s an object fact–or do only subjective facts matter?”

            That’s objective analysis. Got any contrary objective facts? Got any evidence that you do have a clue?

        • The March Hare

          Don’t advance the lie that not borrowing more money puts us into default. Do you actually believe that, or do you think we are dumb enough to?

          • Harry Black

            It’s not a lie. Read the facts: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-what-could-happen-if-the-us-defaults-20131015,0,3666276.story Then reflect on how dumb it is to believe the lies of Ted Cruz and the Tea Party know nothings.

          • The March Hare

            Ted Cruz and the Tea Party my a$$. Anybody with any budgeting and mathematical sense knows if you borrow money and then have to borrow money to pay the payment, you are in a crushing downward spiral and the end is near. If you don’t borrow more money from your mortgage company, do you go into default on your mortgage payment. Spare me your lame brained ideas.

            latimes: “Failure to raise the debt ceiling could prevent the government from having enough money to pay its bills.”

            That’s a big B.S. We still take in taxes and if the bills are greater than the taxes, then borrowing makes next months bills higher and it gets worse each month it is done. That is, if we continue to spend it on all the crap we do now. Some things just have to be eliminated from the budget and that is the crux of the matter. The left doesn’t want to stop spending. All this is about is the communists wanting more money to spend on all the worthless crap they have been spending on for years.

          • Harry Black

            A national economy is not the same as a household economy as Paul Krugman long ago pointed out (url in an earlier post). You have no grasp of the latter, and my guess is that you are probably inept when it comes to the former. I notice as well that conservatives, even of the fire-breathing variety so well-represented here, made not a sound about the national debt when Bush II was in office. A month after Obama was inaugurated, there was suddenly hysteria on Fox, Limbaugh, Hannity, e tutti quanti. Keep following the (tea) party line, Chicken Little.

          • The March Hare

            Your right. The biggest budget I ever ran was only $7m.
            Following nobody’s line, borrowing more money to avoid default to the entity from which you are borrowing is a false argument only meant to sucker the uninformed and instill fear in them. Save your BS, it doesn’t work on me. Any default will be by choice of this president.

          • Harry Black

            You haven’t read Krugman’s column but you already know he’s wrong. This is a perfect example of party line behavior characteristic of the Tea Party, which is to say authoritarian, right.

          • The March Hare

            Yes, I did glance through his article just to see if there was anything unexpected to comment on. He is still the same Keynesian economics demonRAT shill he has always been for years. Not only is he a believer in taxing and borrowing, he is a left wing communist hack working to overthrow this countries economy to institute socialism. I’ve known all about him for many years. Years before the tea party. You see, I don’t follow the tea party. The tea party (TEA = taxed enough already) follows me. It was formed by people like me to push for economic reform, lower taxes, less waste, smaller, less controlling government. It is OUR organization to fight to support our beliefs and work to get like minded people to run for office. Authoritarian is part and parcel of the left. The left is who installs dictators like the police state this country is rapidly becoming. You are the one following the dictates of your party line since the communists took over the democrat party starting in 1978. I’ve always known who you are.

          • Harry Black

            A “left-wing communist”! Oh dear. Not even a right wing communist (i.e., an Eisenhower Republican). No doubt Krugman’s Princeton University is a little Kremlin. And of course Keynes, whose object was to save the capitalist system, was also a communist. (At this point, music from Psycho starts playing in the background.) I don’t simply like your post, March Hare; I love it. Nothing like having the Tea Party’s paranoia on open display. Stick with Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and all the other far-right wackos. They’ll make sure “communists” don’t take over, Mr. Mad as a . . .

          • The March Hare

            Bye Bye troll

          • bigjulie

            I love the Leftist argument that a “national economy” is not the same as a “household economy”. That kind of stupidity is what Lefties like Krugman have always attempted to use when faced with the REALITIES of their abject spendthrift stupidities. A debt is still a debt, no matter on what scale you view it! No matter on what scale, YOU CANNOT SPEND MORE THAN YOU TAKE IN, AND KEEP PAPERING OVER THE DEBT WITH WORTHLESS PAPER CURRENCY! Harry, a 5th grader understands more about basic economics than you do! Please…try to actually THINK about what you are accepting from Mr. Krugman just because he got a Nobel Prize. Obama got the Peace Prize, too! Yeesh!!

          • Harry Black

            One man’s “REALITIES” are another man’s delusions. I’m not buying–and on good authority given the very sorry history of Republican obstructionism and Tea Party madness. I’d take Krugman any day over–what’s her name again? Oh yes, Ayn Rand.

          • bigjulie

            Again, you expose your vulnerabilities with your choices. What you term as Republican Obstructionism are attempts to preserve what is left of democratic free choices. Tea Party madness? Proof, please! You obviously have not the foggiest notion of what the “Tea Party” is all about but are speaking from common Liberal emotionalism, as your leaders are hoping you will remain infected with. Remember, Harry…don’t think! FEEEEEL!

          • Harry Black

            Given the heartlessness of the right–curtail food stamps, chop away at Medicare, diminish Social Security, etc.–I esteem feeling more than ever these days. And if Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz represent the thinking of the Tea Party, then I’m not fool enough to believe that it’s anything other than the party of greed, stupidity, and racism. But if it succeeds in doing away with Social Security, Medicare, etc., as the Koch brothers and its other corporate puppet masters would like, there will be no more Tea Party. Granny will be homeless and freeze to death and uncle George will die of an easily treatable disease. As for you: you’ll be nostalgic for the good old days when George paraded around in his three-cornered hat cussing “Obummer” and brandishing a sign that said “keep the guv’ment out of my Medicare.” But will you have any remorse? It depends upon what if anything you feel.

          • bigjulie

            Harry, it’s attitudes such as you express that cause me to doubt your sincerity in adhering to the principles you claim as your own. I happen to know a lot of people on food stamps who NEVER needed them, and I know people who went through their unemployment, ON PURPOSE, and converted to disability because they became too lazy and comfortable on the dole and are now too rusty in their work skills to get a job.
            I would grant that the government owes a duty of care to those who have been purposely lured into dependency on purpose, to keep them locked into voting for the Party of the Dole.
            People paid into Social Security most of their working lives. The government used that money for their own purposes and has never paid a cent of interest on this “interest-free loan” we are all forced into making by law. Under that monetary concept most people will never collect everything they have coming to them under Social Security. Contrary to popular and misinformed belief, people pay into their Medicare accounts as well….not to mention Medicare supplements which costs me about $300/month (I am 78) just to cover overages that Medicare does not cover.
            I have no idea of where you get the common Liberal notions about Conservatives that we all want Uncle George to not get treatment for an easily treatable disease or that Granny will be kicked out into to cold to freeze to death. These are concepts designed by George Soros funded entities created by Lefties and used among their very low information minions to create misplaced and undeserved hate for Conservatives and thrives on the ignorance of those who believe this crap. The same people who illustrated a Paul Ryan look-alike pushing an elderly woman off a cliff in a wheel chair. Back when I was still a flaming Leftie, and old and dear friend told me one day, “You can’t be a Conservative until you get something to conserve!”
            It is difficult to attribute the concepts you claim to hold sincerely with what appears to be abject ignorance of those who are informing you.

          • Harry Black

            “George Soros funded entities”? Paranoid fantasy. “Brown eyes”? Has to do with what, exactly?

          • bigjulie

            Not a “paranoid fantasy”, Hairy…already proven existence. You are on constantly and answer lots of email exchanges…this behavior is typical of the minimum wage entities who spend the day in their Mother’s basement in their underwear, doing what you are doing.
            “Brown eyes”? I would have thought you would have already understood this old insult…it means you must be full of $hit up to your forehead! Sorry pal…you almost had me convinced.

          • Harry Black

            You have no idea of what you’re talking about. Instead of indulging in personal insult–seems to be your only talent–you might try to develop some analytical skills. You could update your views about people on food stamps, which means you will be obliged to acknowledge that because of the Tea Party maniacs in Congress, 900,000 vets are losing their food stamp benefits. Tell me if they are among the many, many people you claim don’t need food stamps. I won’t answer another post from you until you do.

          • bigjulie

            Harry, Harry, Harry…I really don’t care if you answer another post from me or not. You only have one head and I’ve already handed it to you…now you are beginning to bore me…especially with your fantasized statistics (another hallmark of a flaming lefty!)
            Hillsdale College is sponsoring a free online economics class called Economics 101. Enjoyable and well presented…and it does not rely on made-up statistics. And, for Lefties, it contains their favorite 4-letter word…FREE!
            Check it out Harry…ciao!

          • Harry Black

            Handed my head to me? In your Tea Party party line
            dreams. Hillsdale’s Economics 101? A wacko fundamentalist course in how the 1% should become richer, the 99% poorer, and how screwing vets and anyone else who stands in the way of escalating corporate profits is, according to the law of your jungle, committing a crime against the all holy “free” market. Here’s a hint, perhaps even a ray of light to pierce the darkness of Limbaugh-think: the “free” market has never been “free,” As for food stamps and the vets the hyper patriot right loves in theory and crap$ on in practice: how much proof do you need: http://thinkprogress.org/econo…?

          • Harry Black

            You didn’t reply to my point below. Brown eyes = black or brown person? Tell me you’re not a racist. And while you’re at it, you might update your views on people on food stamps. Because of Tea Party maniacs in Congress, 900,000 vets are losing their food stamps. Explain to me why they don’t need them.

          • bigjulie

            Harry, Harry, Harry…sorry! The “Brown Eyes” comment had to do with my perception of an old and weary insult that you, apparently did not get. I did in fact answer it and my answer was displayed, but I see it is now gone. Anyway, it is a nice way of saying that someone is “full of $hit up to their foreheads”, which you appear to be. I also said that I didn’t care if you ever answered any more of my posts because you were boring me with your invented statistics (another sure sign of a flaming Leftie). I would be happy to tell you if I am or am not a “racist” but I don’t know what you define as “racist” and I’ll bet you have a very “flexible” definition of that term yourself since it is almost always used as a pejorative by flaming Lefties, rather than an accurate, descriptive term.
            You have, for my purposes, accurately described yourself by your posts as an underwear-clad Leftist Loon working out of his mother’s basement, possibly being paid by Media Matters to spew made-up statisticts and generally obfuscate and mis-interpret posts by intelligent and thoughtful Tea Party adherents.

          • Harry Black

            Your post seems to have taken its time arriving on FP, and it appears to be an edited version of a post which I answered. Your characterization of me is so far off the mark it would be laughable were it not for the fact that your many other fantasies endanger this country and its inhabitants. The biggest fantasy of all is your idea of yourself as an “intelligent and thoughtful Tea Party adherent.” That’s an oxymoronic construction if ever there was one.

          • bigjulie

            Of course it is, Harry…Of course it is….calm down, take your meds and lie down for a while. You’ll feel better! I never mentioned myself as being “intelligent and thoughtful” although I am a Tea Party adherent. There are many, many Tea Party Adherents who wrote besides myself. I am only a neophyte at this game, but Poseurs such as yourself are so easy to refute I can be successful right out of the box!
            Here’s your head…again!

          • Harry Black

            I’m glad you admit that you’re neither intelligent nor thoughtful, although given your earlier posts there’s never been any doubt on that score. And, hey, congratulations on not being a “poseur.” Not you: you’re marching in step with Limbaugh, Palin, Hillsdale College, and other semi-literate purveyors of self-righteous Tea Party nonsense. You’ve been on this earth 78 years and you still haven’t reached the point where an intelligent and thoughtful person would feel obliged to take you seriously. But keep on flacking for the Koch brothers and other corporate criminals. They don’t care one whit about you but it seems you are doing everything you can to keep their profits flowing.

          • bigjulie

            Oh Harry…you poor guy! Are you familiar with Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. MD? You really should be. He wrote a book called THE LIBERAL MIND, subtitled “The Psychological Causes of Political Madness”. It may not be too late for you to get some help as he details a person such as you as a case study.
            You are correct on one thing…I am definitely “in step” with
            Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Governor Palin and Hillsdale College and millions of other people who know the easily discovered fundamentals of the whys and wherefores of the founding of America and that those fundamentals are based on the individual as sovereign and that the government we permit works for US, not the other way round.
            I think I understand you and would like to offer a helping hand. You can write intelligently and there is reason to believe you can be saved, but I know how pervasive and tempting the concept of “free” is to Liberals (including you) and you need to understand that America was founded on the idea that you don’t need hand-outs…you can get it for yourself! Just put on some clothes and get out of Mom’s basement and (and I know this will be very difficult for you) get a job and work toward your own pursuit of happiness. Start actually paying taxes to support your hero, President Barky, and his Utopian dreams where none of us has to work because we have finally got all the rich guys (like the Koch Brothers) paying us for our support. You will find that works until (as Lady Thatcher famously said) “you run out of other people’s money”.
            But I see a good side in you! You really want to help starving veterans and minorities (and if you are White, you will be joining those minorities soon…) One of the unfortunate reactions to earning your own living, however, is that you come to see the kind of government you support as Robber Barons, stealing your assets in order to give them away to ignorant supporters of the causes you espouse…and they don’t even put your name on the stuff they stole from you when they give it away. Trust me…your assets do indeed become much more dear to you when you actually WORK for them!
            But the pride in yourself you will feel by earning your own living is much, much better than the cheap thrills you are now entertaining yourself with by ripping off people who you feel have more than you.
            Trying to work for equality of outcomes rather than equality before the law is a fool’s quest. The Founders of America realized that people are NOT equal, except before the law, and that is the only place.
            Do you realize the type of person who would use a government as an instrument of his own banditry? Don’t look in the mirror!
            Repent , my friend…and change your ways. It’s not too late! And read Dr. Rossiter’s book. You’ll learn a lot about yourself.

          • Harry Black

            “Repent”! (I imagine you with a long white beard, a dirty bed sheet robe, hippie-length white hair, and a sandwich board covered with illegible numbers and letters roaming Times Square proclaiming the end of the world.) In fact, the combination of viciousness, stupidity, and sheer ignorance I encounter on FP only deepens my convictions. You say you’re in step with Limbaugh, Hannity, “Governor”–or should we call her Quitter?–Palin, Levin. In other words a pack of knaves, fools, dunces, shysters, flimflam artists, and practiced liars. Bill Buckley may have been a racist, a homophobe, a snob, and an all-around creep, but he wasn’t an idiot. Today we have the reign of idiots. I find it hard to believe you take Palin seriously, never mind the others. She has the personality and the intellect of a nasty junior high school girl. But you are certainly naive if you aren’t aware that Limbaugh et al.are the creation of the neo-robber barons you affect to despise.
            Moreover, it’s evident that you’ve swallowed hook line and sinker the simple-minded Tea Party version of history in which the sainted Founding Fathers carried the word from God to Hillsdale College. You say “The Founders of America realized that people are NOT equal, except before the law, and that is the only place.” You forget, or perhaps you never knew, that a good many Founding Fathers owned slaves and wrote slavery into the Constitution, that women had no rights under the original Constitution, and indeed the right to vote wasn’t guaranteed even for white males. And because you think the Founders were all-wise, you are unaware of how much they schemed and fought to profit from their involvement in guv’ment.
            You don’t take me seriously because my views are different from yours. I’ve come to the point where I can’t take you seriously despite or rather because of all your patronizing cant. Hubris is fatal; apparently, you think you know a thing or two. Believe me, you don’t.

          • bigjulie

            Whoops! I forgot to include Bill Buckley, one of my all-time heroes. You are claiming an astounding amount of knowledge for such a “young-un”…but you failed to articulate whatever point you intended to make, unless you are completing a required writing exercise for The Daily Kos writer’s test. Good luck…you are obviously an Olympic-class pejorative-thrower but apparently didn’t bother to find out where the target is located.
            Seriously, Harry…you depend too much on pointless name-calling, as a lot of youthful Lefties aspiring to write for the Daily Kos do, these days. You end up with nebulous diatribes, proving only that you are able to recycle worn invective, but not make conclusions from verifiable facts…which makes so much of what you write laughable and boring.
            I did not know that you were personally acquainted with
            Mrs. Palin, but I am assuming you are as you seem to have unparalleled knowledge about her and her personality and demeanor. I’m sure you’re aware she started her political career running for the School Board because she did not like the way things were going in her school system and wanted to make some changes, which she did! Rush was fired 7 times before he got his first radio gig in Sacramento, CA. Mark Levin was in the Reagan Administration for both terms, in the Justice Department under Ed Meese. Sean Hannity persuaded him to try doing a radio talk show and he worked for free for a couple of years because he believed in what he was doing. All these people had a burning desire to make a difference and did not let a lack of pay stand in the way. I admire them all immensely, and not only for their political acumen. Perhaps you could enlighten all of us about their connections with government robber barons and how these robber barons “created” them. Oh…and what is a “neo” robber baron? Or did you just decide to throw in “neo” because you think it makes you sound erudite?
            For your enlightenment, I suggest you read LIBERTY AND TYRRANY and AMERITOPIA by Mark Levin and also MEN IN BLACK for some insight into the Supreme Court. They all will help make you a better poster and may wean you off of your invective addiction, which only tends to make you sound like a mindless Leftie ass-hat.
            Read some of Juan Williams’ stuff from his days at the WAPO. I don’t agree much with Juan, but he is, at least, able to make cogent sentences into arguments for his position without brain-dead invective. If you decide to continue supporting the Left, at least the above cited references will help to make you more “readable” instead of an invective addicted high school newspaper reporter.
            I’m on your side, Harry and I’ll try to help you any way I can.

          • Harry Black

            Face it BJ, you are not on my side, nor are you on the side of the American people. Nor are Levin, Hannity, Limbaugh, Palin, et al. They’re two-bit ideologues, shills for the 1%. Levin, who specializes in calculated tantrums, seems to be the most informed of the group, and because he’s not stupid like the others, the most disingenuous. (It doesn’t help his cause that on the radio he sounds like Groucho Marx on laughing gas.) I’ve looked at his books; they’re a total waste of time. Like you he fetishizes the Constitution. But while the Constitution is for him, as for so many clueless conservatives, a document that exists outside of time and historical circumstance, it’s also not good enough, and so he concocts preposterous “Liberty Amendments,” which would turn the clock back on the democratic (small d) gains of the last 200+ years, enshrine the principle of nullification (the Civil War was fought over this issue), and in the process destroy your beloved American capitalism. What his book reveals is the extent to which conservatism runs on nostalgia, its longing for the good old days when people lived to 50 and blacks knew their place. But it’s entirely out of touch with the realities of the world we live in. To be sure, we live in a quasi-authoritarian society. But the Levin-Palin-Limbaugh-Hannity “solution” is to make it more authoritarian. If you are seriously interested in American history and not simply the ghost-written maunderings of Tea Party maniacs, phony “mavericks,” and dog whistle virtuosi, you might read a book or two by someone who actually does his own research and writing. Here are two to start with: Gordon Wood’s Empire of Liberty and Eric Foner’s Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Business. And while we’re at it re Levin, why does he insist on pronouncing his name LEH-vihn? It sounds so, uh, French. Is he ashamed of being Jewish?

          • bigjulie

            Poor, poor Harry!  The amount of exposure you provide to the fact that you have absolutely no idea of what you are talking about is profound to the point of severe mental unbalance.  You have never acknowledged any of the emphasis the Founders placed on self-reliance and taking care of yourself and your responsibilities.  This is likely because you have lived on the dole for a very long time, as though you fear being born into a world populated by mature, self-actuating adults.  Mom must be providing quite a coddled existence for you down in her basement, as well as several Liberal-oriented governments you’ve found to supplement the leeching you’ve become addictively accustomed to.  Look how you perform for them!  They snap their fingers and you disgorge the most laughably outrageous bile I have ever read from one of their automatons.
            You never bother to comment intelligently on anything my heroes have said or written or refute any of their arguments with logical ones of your own.  You are a one-trick pony (pejorative) and apparently hope that you can make a point about the content of what anyone who opposes you says or writes  by simply calling them more and more creative names.  This is a serious end-stage indication of complete loss of any ability to reason.  You may indeed be “too far gone” and may be irretrievably condemned to mindless babbling for the rest of your life.  You poor, miserable guy.  It is indeed tough when the only thing you know is name-calling.  It is, unfortunately, a disease much too pervasive in the Liberal community and why Liberalism is self-condemned to fail where it exists among large groups of self-actualizing humans.  You have condemned yourself to a “Pejora-zombie” existence…just in time for Halloween!
            I will, unfortunately, have to cast you loose until you become more amenable to the help you so despe rately need, as a Lifeguard must occasionally do to a victim who is struggling too much and must be allowed to tire himself out before effective rescue can begin.  I sincerely hope your life does not become as miserable as you are struggling to make it.

          • Harry Black

            You seem to be projecting yourself onto me since your latest screed is nothing but ad hominem abuse from someone who knows absolutely nothing about who I am or what I have done with my life. (As it happens I’ve earned my own way since the age of seventeen and paid income tax for over 50 years.) Moreover, you project onto the Founders your own inflated sense of moral superiority. You write about “the emphasis the Founders placed on self-reliance and taking care of yourself and your responsibilities”–as if the Founders were concerned about such issues as welfare, social security, Medicare, and food stamps. You are stuck in the right wing echo chamber, learning history from media dunces (Levin, Rush, Hannity, et al.), revering Palin, an ignoramus who has never read a newspaper and never cracked a book. Since you don’t even comment on my recommendation that you read the work of historians who do their own research and writing, it’s clear you are trapped in conservatism’s fairytale view of the American past. (I bet you’re one of those beer bellied Tea Party a-holes who like to parade around in a three-cornered hat.) The liberal future may be awful to contemplate, but it’s nothing compared to what your lame-brained heroes would do to America if they had a chance, which, thankfully, given current demographic trends and despite all the money the Kochs and their corporate vulture friends are pouring into the Tea Party, they very likely won’t have.

          • bigjulie

            I am “projecting (my)self onto you”? Oh, PLEASE, Harry…you outline yourself exquisitely simply by your writing. I am simply reading what you write! You want to castigate me for not commenting on your recommendation on the work of “historians ” (??) who “do their own research and writing”? When one’s “research” is limited to what is found at the bottom of outhouses how could anyone conclude that the findings are anything but various compositions of excrement? You can make any “claim” you want about your life experiences but what you worship is, in the end, the result of what you experience and you very clearly have experienced is the result of a life where everything you have has been given to you without any effort on your own part.
            We all have our own sense of “moral superiority” derived from the experiences we have had our whole life. You worship indulgence without effort, subsistence without effort, likely because of the inflated sense of your superiority because you exist, but nothing else.

          • Harry Black

            You are deluded on every point BJ. You have no idea of my work or my achievements, but I assure you that 1) nothing has been handed me, and that 2) in the world I inhabit my accomplishments are well known and respected. Moreover, when I said that the historians I recommend “do their own research and writing,” I meant 1) unlike Limbaugh etc., they research and write their own books rather than rely on corporate publishing teams to manufacture something with their name on it; 2) they have truly added to our knowledge of US history, unlike the dumb bell authors you favor who simply recycle right wing platitudes and self-serving lies.

            Finally, looking over this overlong exchange of courtesies, I realize I’ve been wasting my time arguing with a low information dupe of Fox and Friends, a blithering old fart who is desperate to shore up his tottering belief system. Rave on. Knock yourself out. I won’t waste another minute responding to your drivel.

          • bigjulie

            “Blithering old fart” “low information dupe of Fox”…Poor Harry! Wow! You’re really pulling out the stops! I must have hit a nerve ;-).
            Your boy has been caught baldly lying about his health care fiasco. Things are getting really serious for this regime when the Washington Post awards him “FOUR Pinochios!”
            Your wheels have come off, Harry, as they have for your heroes watching America fall apart under their gross mismanagement. In 2010 they KNEW that 93 million people would lose their health care, yet Barky kept insisting that “If you like your Health c

          • reasder

            Yes, it is a lie. You cite LA Times engaged in advancing non sequitur argument. The fact is that not raising the debt limit still leaves Treasury with at least 10 times more funds than the US debt service obligations, and, therefore, the only way US defaults on it if Obama outright violates the Constitution and orders the forced default. And if this is what he intends to do, he must be impeached, Harry.

          • Harry Black

            Yeah, yeah. Everyone but you and a few Tea Party zealots are lying, Obama must be impeached, yadda, yadda. Same old story. Why not spare us and take up a time consuming hobby like beer making.

          • reader

            Great comeback, as usual. Harry, it’s really embarrassing, when you don’t even fully understand the content of the talking points you keep quoting.

          • Harry Black

            Face facts: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-what-could-happen-if-the-us-defaults-20131015,0,3666276.story But apparently you are dumb enough to believe the lies of Cruz and the Tea Party.

    • lyndaaquarius

      Can’t just throw crap out there anymore. You must back up your claims with factual evidence.How is Senator Cruz a bigot?.Your credibility depends on legitimate response.

      • Harry Black

        Do you want to argue that Jesse Helms, Cruz’s hero, was not a bigot? Go ahead. Knock yourself out.

        • lyndaaquarius

          evidence,please, that Jesse Helms is Cruz’s hero.

          • Harry Black

            Try this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/ted-cruz-jesse-helms_n_3909610.html

            “Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event Wednesday [11 Sept. 2013], Ted Cruz praised one of the worst people ever to walk the halls of Congress: Jesse Helms, a Republican senator from North Carolina in office from 1973-2003. Cruz boasted that he gave his very first political contribution at age 10. And what does Cruz think of him now?

            “We need 100 more like Jesse Helms,” Cruz said.

          • lyndaaquarius

            Ted Cruz…Profile in courage. Now,why was Sen. Helms a racist? What did he actually do that was racist?Curious to hear your response. thanks.

          • Harry Black

            Was Jesse Helms a racist? Is water wet? See, for example, http://firedoglake.com/2008/07/04/bigot-racist-homophobe/ Or check out the following:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101129080148AAQqto5 If you don’t think Helms was a bigot, then you are either willfully blind to the facts or you are self-deluded bigot yourself.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Epic Fail.

            How is Helms a racist? Facts only, please.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Be warned: if you take your politics from Ted Cruz, you ‘re actively working to destroy the country you claim to love.”

      That assumes you know what you’re talking about, what it takes to govern and so forth.

      Nothing you’ve ever said in the past would lead me to trust your judgment.

      But answer why someone wants to “transform” something they already love?

    • catherineinpvb

      Obama refusing to submit a Budget; pushing Government into Private Enterprise. . .at the cost of billions – and with it’s billions in corresponding ‘losses’ – save, perhaps; for Obama’s wallet; is what is pushing this ‘debt crisis’. Obama ‘inviting’ people to unemployment; and by turn,to Government dependency is pushing this crisis. The fact that now; more Americans; and no doubt; non-Americans; are on Government ‘dole'; than numbers employed; as well; should bring ‘discomfiture’ per budgeting one’s earned Benefits.

      Worth noting; Obama’s spending habits; and that of his courting a financially dependent Constituency; have not changed. Obama is still indulging; with ‘our’ money; in anti-capitalist MO’s that KILL jobs; instead of allowing ‘free’ Markets; unrestricted as per Obama’s relentless; and business strangling, regulations, running job-damning interference. Obama undaunted; however; keeps; his Leftist boot – and those of a few others – on all.

      For ‘nutshell'; have only to look at the euphemism of Obamacare; and see that jobs were being ‘killed off'; before it was even law; and when passed; jobs ‘en mass’ were destroyed; and are still, ‘as we speak’. As for that ‘law’ that was passed; it is now a ‘recreation’ of it’s original ‘self'; made so; by Obama making egregious and illegal; un-Constitutional ‘changes'; so as to accommodate his Constituency. (Those that have the ‘money’, that is; or just carry, Demrat clout.) In either case, of course; it was ‘bad law’. . yes; the one; corrupt leadership voted in; sans knowing nothing of what it was. Bottom line here; Repubs did not vote ‘for’ this train wreck; and that includes Ted Cruz; of course. (Albeit; have little else to say good, right now; per the ‘majority’ of our Repub Leadership.)

      In any event; Socialism does not solve a budget crisis. And yes; our Treasury can continue to ‘print the money'; but at some point; when you fail to recognize the ‘devil’ in the details; or one pretending to legitimate; authentic Leadership; their is an ugly Karma to pay.

      • Harry Black

        Strive for coherence and concision. Don’t inundate readers with blah, blah, blah. And, of course, always “pay your ugly Karma”!

        • ziggy zoggy

          Stop licking buttholes for a living.

    • Drakken

      Dumbazz iliterate low information voters like you threw America under the bus by voting in our first affirmative action and worst president EVER! So anything you leftard commi bastages have to say is now going to fall on deaf ears.

      • Harry Black

        Happy to throw your version of America under the bus. Now go hate on someone else.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    Great piece, DG, but I would have started with the Progressive infiltration of the GOP and the Democratic Party alike. See http://clarespark.com/2009/09/19/populism-progressivism-and-corporatist-liberalism-in-the-nation-1919/. “Populism, progressivism, and corporatist liberalism in the Nation, 1919.” The Progressive influence in the GOP meant the rule of elite peacemakers,, not fighters for the interests of ordinary people.

  • Steven Chavez

    WHY TODAY would the TEA PARTY be feared and scrutinized MORE THAN THE COMMUNIST PARTY? The continuous onslaught by the Democrats, and Obama, proves that the Tea Party must be stopped to hold onto their power. In 2010, there was a record turnover that gave the Republicans the House which, luckily, is now used to put a check on Obama’s COMMUNIST agenda.

    “There are no more Communists. Communism is over,” many people would say but their website, and other sites, are better than ever. What should be analyzed by reading their sites is how SIMILAR their interests are compared to the Democrat Party platform, issues, and talking points. THEY ARE ONE IN THE SAME! WHY IS THIS? Who thinks of the talking points first? The CPUSA are professionals and they learned well from the SOVIET KGB and they spend every waking minute to come up with catchy slogans and phrases and comb every website to find one from a person just putting out comments.

    From the SIXTIES TO THE EIGHTIES, the CPUSA teamed up with the SOVIET KGB to recruit the next generation of COMMUNISTS. Universities were the recruiting grounds and what began was the “PEACE MOVEMENT.” That movement sided with the Vietcong/China/Soviets and later, the SANDINISTAS and the FMLN COMMUNISTS in El Salvador. One of those KGB DUPES WAS BARACK OBAMA! Google “Obama Sundial 1983″ which is a rare, if not only, article Obama wrote and it’s on the most radical PRO-SOVIET anti-American groups. He admitted to seeking out Marxist professors and this article proves he surrounded himself with the most radical COMMUNIST STUDENTS.

    OBAMA IS ONE OF THOUSANDS OF CPUSA/KGB DUPES, or the “Seeds that were Planted,” now run our government, universities, public schools, state governments, media, AND MESSAGE! Their Soviet-style propaganda and disinformation, that they successfully learned in the 80’s, is now put out everyday using their MEDIA to spread the message.

    “THE TEA PARTY IS THE ‘EVIL EMPIRE’ NOW. It must be stopped! They’re racists! They want to kill Grandma! They’re worse than the KKK!”

    OBAMA USED THE IRS TO TARGET THE TEA PARTY and he, and his Democrat comrades, know it so they cover for him while he calls it “a phony scandal.” Little by little, Republicans are getting closer to the DIRECT CONNECTION between Obama, the White House, and to the top of the IRS. Could this be the “phony scandal” that could bring him down and so he has to demonize the committee by ordering Democrats to go after, not “the truth so this will not happen again,” but the process itself and Republicans “who are on a witch-hunt only because they don’t like a Black man in the White House?”

    WAS THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE designed to fail? IF NOT, why doesn’t Obama DEMAND A REFUND, according to the fine print in the contract, when any company, or person, would demand a REFUND for a deficient product? SOMEBODY IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK and we all know that a lot of that money will go full circle and back to Obama and the Democrats just like Solyndra and the $850 billion is STIMULUS MONEY that “saved and created” jobs for Democrat contractors like his “America Reinvestment Act” that rebuilt roads that didn’t need rebuilding or repaving.

    THE COMMUNIST PARTY IS RUNNING THE DEMOCRAT PARTY! Research all those “LIBERALS” in Congress and you’ll find COMMUNIST ties going back to those 1980’s when they voted against “Contra Aid” and wanted to end aid to the government of El Salvador while they gave private monies to the COMMUNIST FMLN REBELS who were seeking the violent overthrow of a PRO-US GOVERNMENT! Rev. Wright said in one of his speeches: “We need to help our brothers and sisters in El Salvador.” He meant the FMLN. That’s where he got his BLACK “Liberation Theology” which is as racist as it gets and yet the young Obama’s proudly listened and funded this racist! HILLARY TOO gave money to the 80’s FMLN and when they won the Presidency in 2009, HILLARY was the high-ranking U.S. official at the inauguration.

    OBAMA WAS BORN OF COMMUNISTS! He was mentored by a Communist! He sought out Communist professors and students. He found Chicago’s Communists and DOMESTIC TERRORISTS that he lied about. He then surrounded himself with his “CIRCLE OF COMMUNISTS” and appointed them to high positions and that’s on top of all of his CZARS! Obama is a magnate to Communists and they to him. So what does that make him??? A COMMUNIST!!!

    Did Reagan really win the Cold War when a Soviet KGB dupe is now President of the United States and other dupes head almost every high-level department?

    THEY ARE THE REAL ENEMY WITHIN, not the Tea Party. The TP needs to counter-attack. Fox has been putting on BLACK leaders of the Tea Party especially after the Grayson burning cross ad. Other Blacks from the NAACP, Sharpton, and Jackson are silent. Glenn Beck held a rally of 650,000 and Obama’s media were looking for Black people who they could portray as Uncle Tom’s which is reason enough for Conservative Blacks to stay in the closet. If they dare question and scrutinize Obama, they are called names. Stacy Dash, a Black actress who said, “I support Romney not for the color of his skin but for the content of his character,” received death threats that were not investigated when we all know the full force of Obama’s and Holder’s DOJ would be out in force if a Democrat Black had death threats.

    WHEN YOU PUT “COMMUNIST” next to Obama, and his Democrat comrades in Congress, it becomes clearer on Obama’s real agenda.

    “When the Wall fell, we cheered, they cried. When the Twins fell, we cried, they cheered.” (S. Chavez) Who are “they?” “THEY” are our Communists who were the most bitter with the fall of the Soviet Union, a country they loved more than their own. SO NOW, THEY WANT REVENGE and they are creating the condition$$$ for our downfall to make it an even playing field where there are no superpowers. Obama’s RETREAT from the world is also part of the plan. WHO FILLS THE VOID? COMRADE PUTIN! Don’t you think Putin warned Obama to not attack Syria and especially, IRAN? Did Putin know we were listening to all his calls, like Merkel’s, and he threatened all types of “counter-attacks” including missiles that could possibly sink one of our ships? HE BOWED TO PUTIN IN WHAT I CALL “PUTIN’S REVENGE!” We aided in the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan so now he aids any group, or country, that seeks our defeat in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the whole Middle East/Arab Spring, AS REVENGE and Obama is helping him!

    Obama invites the Muslim Brotherhood, radical Imams, and other terrorists to the White House but wouldn’t dare invite the TEA PARTY? EXPOSE THAT! EXPOSE MEDIA OPERATIVES visiting the WH and then spreading the propaganda the next day! Get the Tea Party to stand at the WH gates demanding a meeting. Make news. “He said he reaches across the isle but he won’t meet with us but will meet with terrorists!”

    EVENTUALLY, THERE WILL BE A “PHONY SCANDAL” that will bring him down and even where his staunchest Democrat allies will also have to vote to impeach or they will be EXPOSED as the “putting Party before country.”

    (Why do I see this so clearly and yet, the CPUSA, and they’re long goal/agenda of the “downfall of the United States, through force if necessary,” and their direct connection to the Democrats, is never explored and EXPOSED when by doing so, could aid in their massive defeat at the polls?)

    • justquitnow

      Sure, because calling Obama a marxist, communist, muslim, kenyan sleep agent, liberation theology loving, America-hating traitor is working great for your party thus far.

      How about you don’t sabotage the US Government while claiming to love America and then you can try to get people elected that can move legislation you like.

      Obama has received more death threats than any US President and conspiracy theorists sometimes suffer from reference delusions.

      • ziggy zoggy

        just$hitnow,

        You seem scared. Afraid somebody will tell the truth about Obamarx and the Dems?

        Most death threats, my @$$.

      • DLeeC

        The Left openly hoped that a missile in Iraq and Afghanistan would hit Bush and Cheney. They hoped others would “go hunting with Cheney.” They hoped he would die from heart failure. So then the NSA is being used to only catch those putting out death threats to Obama? Anyone caught yet? Maybe they should look into the Tea Party after all since they are the racists and are an arm of the KKK.

        I’ve never heard anyone hope the same for Obama. I can’t stand seeing him on TV and can’t dive for the remote fast enough to change the channel but hope he dies and is killed is a beyond me. Yes, I want his agenda to fail like many others.

        History will prove that all suspicions on Obama will be facts.

        • 20pizzapies

          Yea and the right did the same with Clinton and Obama . You folk are no better . Although you delude yourselves into thinking that you are .So much for life in the echo chamber .

      • tanstaafl

        “Obama has received more death threats than any US President” – could you prove this statement, or is this another Alinsky tactic?

      • James Keir Baughman

        Regardless, the truth, calling an internal enemy exactly what he is, is vital to the political health of our great Nation. Communists always try to hide until they take over and begin the slaughter of millions. Democrats have sabotaged our government by turning it into a Dictatorship of the Bureaucracy. I have heard of no death threats. What is your own loyalty to America?

      • catherineinpvb

        Pulleeze. ..who is counting; really? Homeland Security? Obama’s NSA? Not to mention; now being in ‘twitter world’ – info is reaching more people than ever; so ‘maybe’ a few more. (He is also the most ‘divisive'; so you could be right; but it matters not; the numbers.) Might mention here too; that the worst offenders. . .think Kennedy, for starters; are your ‘own’ people. So; you can drop better to just drop that little inflamatory stat; that serves only; Obama’s – and his disciples- preference for Obama, suffering a ‘victimhood’.

        And if identifying Obama as at least; a “marxist, communist, muslim, liberation-theology loving, America-hating traitor” is your idea of attempting a sabotage of our American Government; then imagine what IS happening; when the truth of the matter; is that Obama is, in fact. . .a ‘marxist, communist; and at least; ‘Muslim-hearted'; and yes; Black Lib Theology adherent – both; ‘thanks to Rev. Wright; who is ex Nation of Islam (albeit’ not by ‘teaching’) and a Preacher/teacher of BLT. And the ‘rest’ to his own documented history.

        . . .and imagine; that Obama acolytes; such as yourself; because you refuse to see. . .are yourselves; the enablers of the most damning sabotage of America’s past; present; and future. No question; Obama has wiped his feet on our Constitution; where, heretofore; a President’s feet; did not ‘by habit’ and with such ‘relish’ go. All to say; ‘sorry'; but the log of ‘crazy‘;is resting in ‘your’ eye. .

        .Way past time; you people ‘smelled the coffee’ and woke up. But then; the Left’s sympathies too; reflect something of the ‘totalitarian’ in Leftism; (their burqua. ..is the Left’s PC; both hide a truth; that can neither be ‘seen'; nor uttered) so perhaps; you cannot see. . .

        The truth is; Obama has offered ‘numerous’ insights/disclosures’ as to what cannot be denied, are at the least; his spiritual ‘sympathies’ – and they are not,/I> ‘urban legends’. . .

        “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Barack Obama/’Dreams from My Father’

        More here; to Obama’s ‘sympathies’. . .and so much more ‘in depth’ available:

        http://thetruthwins.com/archives/10-quotes-by-barack-obama-about-islam-contrasted-with-10-quotes-by-barack-obama-about-christianity

        • 20pizzapies

          Who’s counting ? Teabags of course . Facts don’t matter .

      • vstarrider1946

        Yeah, death threats from the Wookie for schmoozing the Prez of South Korea!!

        • Vstarrider1946

          Or was that the President of Thailand.

      • TienBing

        Kenyan sleep agent? Love it. What a great appellation for Obama’s soporific speeches.

      • Strac5

        More phony narrative from the left! You guys are desperate to get out from under your reputation of hating America. You always have. The Founding Fathers wanted to limit government Constitutionally and preserve radical individual freedom – how could you love that? You hate the Founding Fathers and everything this country stands for with a passion. Conservatives love them and this country. You are outside the grain of American philosophy. Equating more government with America or patriotism is just pathetic, and everyone sees through that little rhetorical trick. Desperate times for the left.

        • justquitnow

          Yeah…you don’t get to tell me what I believe and start making me your boogeyman. All right? I’d tell you to f*ck off you little cultist….but then I realize..you’re already home.

          • Strac5

            Hate being outed, don’t you, phony?

          • justquitnow

            That’s right…you get the Founding Fathers, freedom, patriotism, apple pie and puppies and anyone you don’t like gets the arse-end of all the evil in the world. You’re trying to hand me ideas and I’m describing yours. Don’t know the difference?…of course not because you probably have a healthy reference delusion to boot. This is about your epic struggle against “the left”. Well yawn sigh…stop outing yourself.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Conservatives are the source of all evil. Brilliant.

            You obviously $hit your brains out long ago.

          • justquitnow

            You can barely read and you understand even less.

          • TienBing

            Parsing that incoherent fragment of a screed is pointless.
            Please elucidate. What is your beef with Founding fathers, freedom, patriotism, apple pie and puppies?
            “…arse-end of all the evil in the world.”
            “…handing me ideas…I’m describing yours.”
            “…healthy reference delusion…”
            “…outing yourself.”
            ????

          • Strac5

            You hate America and everything it stands for, and your reaction only confirms it.

          • justquitnow

            LOL. How many times are they going to trim back this thread?

          • The March Hare

            Don’t have to tell you what you believe. You do that and then bitch when people point it out.

          • justquitnow

            Is this the “I am rubber, you are glue” defense? Maybe you’re a communist, leftist, marxist traitor and this is just cover for you, or maybe it’s a cover for something far more unsavory and immoral. You raise serious questions.

            See,…easy peasy…you’re a moron.

          • The March Hare

            That doesn’t even make sense. Did you run out of things to say?

          • justquitnow

            You guys on the left…always trying to deflect.

        • 20pizzapies

          You don’t know SQUAT about the founding Fathers . All you know is teabag talking points . Little parrots chirping about things they know nothing about .

          • Strac5

            Oh, really? Just face the truth: Tea Partiers are more educated and – this really burns you guys up – know more about SCIENCE as well. We are a much better group. The left is ignorant, emotional, and trashy.

          • 20pizzapies

            LOLOLOLOL…yea they’ve already displayed how “educated ” they are . Oh please , gimme a break , the rest of the country is a hell of a lot smarter than folks like you .

          • 20pizzapies

            LOLOLOLOL…yea hahahahahahaha

    • DLeeC

      Still looking for commies under beds huh? LOL! Nice analysis. My son and daughter were caught up in those university indoctrination classes by their “COMMUNIST” professors but this was only ten years ago so the “Seeds that were Planted” have grown into the next generation of dupes.

      Being that Obama used the IRS to attack his political opposition is proof enough that they fear the Tea Party which then means, the Tea Party needs to put on a full-court press. How do they fight against a massive media operation though?

      Could a visible protest by Conservative Blacks in front of the White House be an answer? Can they expose the real racists in the Congressional Black Caucus?

      Couldn’t attacking Cruz, an Hispanic, be called “racist?” If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em!

      • ziggy zoggy

        Exactly. Go Alinsky on their @$$e$. Americans want to see a political party humiliated. Let’s make it the Dems.

        • http://whenfallsthecoliseum.com/author/kwatson/ megapotamus

          I don’t know why Alinsky is any sort of model except perhaps of determination. Unlike Alinskyites, we have no need to concoct fictions, only to tell the truth. One of those truths is that the Dems are indeed Marxists. That is now the middle of their party with the far Left being occupied with enviro-nihilists and racial Armageddon fans. One problem is that the Reps are largely similar, accepting all the premises of Marx that their stated principles should rule out. The commies need to come out of the Republican party first.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Alinsky was a lying sack of $hit but his tactics were sound. Accuse your opponents of everything that will stick and put them on the defensive at all times. It works, and with lowlifes like Dem politicians, you don’t have to lie. And never stick only to policy issues. Make it personal.

            That is the only way to consistently win the grubby votes of the Joe Shmoes in this country.

          • Jennifer

            Alynsky is not all about telling lies. It works cuz it uses human nature To rally people to a cause. Take the Rule Isolate an enemy. When things r going wrong ppl naturally look for someone to blame so u give them 1. U use extreme language to manipulate opinion. Nobody wants to associate with a group or person being called an extremist or terrorist.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Let’s make it the Dems.

          And the leftwing hijacked and co-opted Republican Party as well.

          • ziggy zoggy

            I agree. These fake Republicans who think they can win votes by being more like the leftist controlled Dems need to go. All they care about is getting enough votes to stay in office and they go along with every destructive left-wing policy to do it. They are scummy, self serving little weaklings.

          • 20pizzapies

            hijacked by who ? you means the morons of the Tea Party who shut down the Government then whined and squealed that the govt. got shut down . Are you in for a surprise in 2014 .

        • 20pizzapies

          No need the tea party is doing a great job all by itself , you people are proof .

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Being on welfare destroys one’s brain. 20pizzapies is a perfect example of its effects.

          • 20pizzapies

            YoMomaDroppedYo- on your head-you’re just as dumb as your fellows here . just another dumbass assuming parrot .

      • Boots

        It’s funny how the traditional media has ignored the Yale law professor’s study that Tea Party members are more scientifically literate than “lean liberal” and “lean conservative”. I wish he’d included economic literacy in his study because I’m pretty sure the Tea Party would lead that study also. Tea Party members are a lot smarter than the brand the media and the DC insiders are trying to give us. We recognize their branding us but we aren’t going away. The ACA has helped our recruiting as my neighbors, both physicians, have become involved because of the impact on them. We’re approaching this long term just like liberals do and working really hard at the local level.

        • ziggy zoggy

          That’s good but it doesn’t get much more conservative than obeying the Constitution. And Doctors aren’t particularly educated or intelligent.

          • Boots

            IO respectfully disagree about whether about “… Doctors aren’t particularly educated or intelligent.” Look at what it takes just to get accepted to medical school and then the course load when there. It is far beyond what “average” folk have to do for most professions. Do all doctors have common sense? No. But no one gets an MD on luck.

          • TienBing

            Although there are very intelligent doctors, it is true doctors as a group aren’t particularly educated or intelligent. Getting good grades is mostly a matter of retaining and regurgitating what the teacher/professor told you to remember for the test – and most importantly – never annoying the teacher/professor. Everything is a formula. it isn’t hard; it takes perseverance. The same is true of most academic fields – how else to explain the monolithic groupthink of the sciences and academia? AGW anyone?

          • Boots

            Anecdotally, all of my physician friends are pretty darned smart (our neighbors… husband anesthesiologist/wife gastroenterologist and two guys in our running club) as are the vast majority of doctors we’ve used personally. I don’t care how much perseverance you have… you have to learn the material. You’re not going to become a doctor without making it through calculus, organic chemistry, or any number of anatomy and physiology classes in a pre-med curriculum. I’ll respectfully disagree with you also with the caveat that maybe you’re dealing with physicians getting their degrees in Grenada or other third world countries.

          • TienBing

            No, Harvard, UCLA, etc.
            I’m not saying Dr.s are stupid or uneducated, and certainly not a blanket statement concerning all Drs. Nor am I’m saying that morons (of course there are always idiot savants…) can master the subjects that med school requires. I am saying that academic achievement does not make you “intelligent”. I have known many educated (and quite successful in their field) idiots – some were doctors.

          • Boots

            We’re parsing here. I guess the question is how we want to define “educated” or “intelligent”. At the end of the day I won’t use a physician I don’t trust unless I end up in the ER or doctors stop taking our current insurance.

          • TienBing

            Yep.
            Good approach.

          • 20pizzapies

            No . you’re not saying it …..but you are . What a schmuck !

          • ziggy zoggy

            None of the courses you listed require advanced intelligence to pass. And all doctors rely on compiled information rather than personal knowledge. Engineers and other scientists design things by using personal innovation. Most doctors just follow the numbers.

            On an anecdotal note: I can’t count how many times a doctor has steered me wrong.

            Quite frankly, most doctors are conceited elitists who think their bad advice should be obeyed without question.

          • The March Hare

            Yes, and most of the so called “scientists” that all signed onto the global warming thing are not true scientists at all and the vast majority by far have no expertise in the subject of climate or any related field. It is just a collection of names with any credentials in almost anything in order to impress the masses of “consensus”. And there is no such thing as “scientific consensus” which the masses don’t understand. Neither do the scam artists that put that forth which is why they used that term. It sounded so scientific.

          • TienBing

            Very true.

          • ziggy zoggy

            O.K. Most doctors aren’t dumb, but attending difficult courses in medical school doesn’t prove somebody is unusually intelligent. Those courses don’t require the intelligence needed to earn a physics or engineering degree, for example. Difficult challenges don’t necessarilly require intelligence. I once broke a boulder the size of a Volkswagon with a sledge hammer. I did not use my brain to do that. A medical degree is earned through rote memorization, and once a person becomes a doctor he relies on compiled medical information to get through the day.

            The days when doctors possessed secret knowledge that was supposed to awe the rest of us are long gone. Going to medical school requires capital, not talent. That’s always been the case. I have no doubt that the average doctor is intelligent but not exceptionally so. Lawyers have a reputation for being intelligent to and most of them are dumb as HeII.

          • ziggy zoggy

            “Thank you iPad for inserting typos into my comment and cutting it short.” Hurrrr.

            It isn’t a coincidence that most medical advances are not made by practicing doctors.

            I’m sure you and your friends are intelligent voters but don’t get caught up in the whole doctor hubris thing. =D

          • Boots

            At least we have consensus on lawyers. I’m not in awe of doctors… I just have respect for what all physicians have to do to get there. Life isn’t fair, though, and not everyone is gifted with the same amount of talent or initiative… and there is that disparity in medicine… and every other field.

          • The March Hare

            Yes, but to look at it more accurately, they would be considered smart in some things, dumb in others. I have seen so much of that. Many times people with high intelligence concentrate a lot on one or a few subjects that interest them and become expert at that while remaining ignorant in everything else, but, like doctors, end up being looked at as knowledgeable about everything. What’s the saying? A little bit of knowledge is dangerous. Many of these people end up thinking they know everything.

          • 20pizzapies

            Next time go to a teabag for your medical needs , someone like Murdock , Cruz or Bachmann …….see where that gets ya . Or even better , if you get into a legal entanglement , don’t call a Lawyer call a tea party politicians .

        • 20pizzapies

          Oh yea , like women have built in mechanisms to prevent conception when being raped …that’s science literacy …oh yea !

          • Boots

            How ethical of you to pick a candidate that wasn’t a Tea Party candidate to use as an example my Bolshevik friend. Mr Akin was selected in the open primary process by crossover Democrats who knew he’s an idiot and would be much easier to defeat. Our real mistakes were Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle… and even if Akin were a TP selection that has nothing to do with the study.showing Tea Party members test better in scientific literacy. I mean… there are liberals who are actually literate in science so exceptions can cut both ways.

          • 20pizzapies

            That’s right , and they ignore or deny the science they know . That is worse than ignorance , it’s intellectual dishonesty .

        • 20pizzapies

          The pathetic thing about that study is , yes , teabags are more literate in the sciences , yet they knowingly deny science facts . That’s worse than ignorance . It’s intellectual dishonesty .

          • Boots

            Cool… not only ethically challenged but maturity challenged too. I’m so hurt at your use of a gay pejorative practiced mostly by Democrat constituencies to insult me. Give me specific instances of Tea Party scientific denial. We formed because of economic policy and recognize cap and trade for the redistributionism it is. Cap and trade has nothing to do with science other than science is the excuse to impose carbon taxes. The reason we don’t trust “settled science” arguments is that the purpose of science is to find the truth and not to manipulate the data to get the “truth” desired. If settled science were the standard, there would’ve been no westward travel from Europe and we’d still believe the world to be as flat as your head. Like all of your Bolshevik friends you’re only interested in control and not the truth.

          • 20pizzapies

            Oh go jump in a lake you mental midget JACKASS .

          • Boots

            You must be a joy to live with with your rage issues. Your significant other (if you have one) either has really low self esteem or you have them tied in the basement or attic like that dude in Cleveland. Such maturity in your responses. And even if Heritage came up with Cap & Trade that doesn’t make it right. Just like your work at Media Matters doesn’t make you right.

          • 20pizzapies

            No , I don’t work at Media Matters , and no I bear no “rage ” , I just recognize an idiot when I see one …YOU . You assssume a lot for a mindless trained parrot .

          • Boots

            Be serious… your hostility oozes over the internet. Reasonable people are allowed to disagree but from your first post all you’ve done is insult. So what is it… if not Media Matters… Huffington Post or are you an independent toadie? I’d take you seriously if you were anything other than an obnoxious troll.

      • 20pizzapies

        Idiots in Texas were screaming the same B.S. when Kennedy was assassinated . So this “communist infiltration theory ” which actually began with McCarthy in the early 50’s and has continued to be the battlecry of the defeated Confederacy ever since the term became known , STILL has not reached its IMAGINED FRUITION . But nonetheless the dupes of TEXAS and the rest , no doubt have blamed everything that has gone wrong in the country on “those commies ” and their lackeys who “don’t think like they do ” . Cruz is a tailor made moron for a moron State -TEXAS .

    • JSC

      Republicans need to stick together no matter if they’re in the Tea Party or RINO’s. When we aid a “ruthless dictator” the saying goes is “at least he’s our dictator.” Same goes with the TP and RINOS. At least they are ours. Keep them. Support them. Vote every one of them in. In the end, they will stick together on important issues. Don’t listen to naysayers who are probably Democrats anyway but who pretend to be Republicans.

      One good thing about the Republican Party. It’s diverse and that should be something to be used against the Democrats who follow orders from the top no matter what and no one challenges that order.

      When Joe Lieberman, their own VP candidate, spoke in support of the Iraq War, he was kicked out of his own Party. That was just one issue and he was thrown under the bus? Wow, the “diversity” Party is not so diverse.

      In many countries, political enemies join together for the greater good and to oust a dictatorial leader. We need to stick together for the greater good and oust every Democrat not attack our own which only helps them.

      • http://whenfallsthecoliseum.com/author/kwatson/ megapotamus

        That’s some nice rah-rah but it is not the TEA Party that is schismatic. It is the RINOs. Check out the Romney numbers and you will find that the disgruntled critics of Romney from the Right were the ones who DID turn out to vote for their next to last choice. It was the squish, the sort that were supposed to <3 the Massachusetts Mormon who stayed home or, who knows? went from McCain to Obama. So the Est wants to drive out the REAL loyalists in favor of those who have proven unreliable. That does not compute, electorally, unless the squish is much much larger than the TEA factions. If anything the reverse is true.

        • ziggy zoggy

          Yeah, the RINOS went after Cruz more viciously than the Dems did. And the Republican Senators betrayed all of us by siding with the Obama Dems when they had enough votes to hurt them. The silent majority is not happy with their cowardice and lack of principles.

          • bigjulie

            You’ve got to hand it to current Republican “leadership” though…they really know how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!

      • JimJim

        No dice JSC. I will not be fooled by another Bush, Dole, McCain, Romney, or Christie.
        I WILL do everything in my power to purge Graham, McConnell, Alexander, Cornyn, Cochran, Collins, King, and Boehner. And you if need be.

        • bigjulie

          You are absolutely correct, JimJim! it’s unfortunate that so many of us just look at “labels” and don’t investigate the background of backstabbers like McCain and Graham, as well as the other frauds you name. Just because someone says they’re “Conservative” doesn’t mean they are!

        • 20pizzapies

          LOLOLOLOL….and all you’ll have left is imbeciles like Cruz , Issa ,and Gohmert . Good luck with that .

      • TienBing

        Uh-uh. If all “Republicans” were all working to the same goal with only minor differences in tactical approaches that would be reasonable advice. But they aren’t and it isn’t.

        What conservative insurgents call RINO is actually core establishment Republican Party – the “Loyalists”. Conservatives on the other hand have become the RINOs.

        It wont do any good to oust every Democrat just to replace him with an establishment Republican. The establishment Republicans are every bit as “progressive” as the most “liberal” Democrat. The Democrat left and the establishment Republicans are equally “progressive”; they are the ones bridging minor disagreements over tactics. They share the same attitude toward the hoi polo, the same belief in their role as the “elite” and ultimately the same one world government vision.

        • The March Hare

          Conservatives didn’t become RINOS. If they became RINOS, then they weren’t conservative to begin with. They had the clothing of a sheep.

          • TienBing

            RINO = Republican in name only.

            The establishment Republicans are not RINOs they are the Republican party. They control, and shape party policy and direction. They dictate what constitutes Republican, and who are Republicans. They are the Republican party.
            Conservatives who disagree with the establishment Republicans are considered the enemy by Establishment Republicans. Conservatives are more and more estranged from the Republican party, although many insist for various reasons to call themselves Republicans – they are Republicans in name only.

          • The March Hare

            I don’t know how old you are, but that term has been around for quite some time. You can’t just come along and decide it means something different. That’s just inverse thinking and even though you think of yourself as clever, it only adds confusion to people trying to understand where we are at. Just because the fake republicans got them selves in charge didn’t mean they became the real republicans and the rest of us became fakes. Quit standing on your head and look at it again. When you roll the airplane over to dump something out of it, it is still falling down, not up.

          • TienBing

            I can decide anything I want. Get your head out of your fundament before telling anyone else to stop standing on their head.
            “…it only adds confusion to people trying to understand where we are at” Spoken like a true hidebound twit. The reason why people are confused is because the terminology and descriptors used by the smooth brains trying to form the conservative argument do not match the obvious. Note their lack of success.
            The Republican party introduced progressivism to the American people. It was never conservative. The GOP co-opted conservatives in their squabble with the Democrats. The Republican party is now trying to ditch the conservatives. The party has again changed – it is no longer the same Republican party standing up for the same ideals, or leading in the same old direction. Any party is only what the leaders of that party stand for and do. Conservatives are in the minority and totally out of line with the goals and direction of the present day Republican party and its leadership.
            The ones clinging to illusions about the nature and composition of the Republican party are retarding change by obfuscating reality by insisting that everyone see the world through the wrong end of the scope and use the terminology they are comfortable with even if it no longer (if it ever did) reflect reality.

            You may think of yourself as the arbitrator of correct thought and proper expression – you’re not. Trying to enforce adherence to a dysfunctional definition is stupid.

          • The March Hare

            mmmmm… izzzat so?…

    • catherineinpvb

      Am totally with you on this. . .used to ‘pepper’ Fox News with this as well; and our ‘Leadership’. There was a time; when O’Reilly took pride in his ‘hard analysis’. .and indeed; he did go where others feared to tread; but still; he would never use the name ‘socialist’ in conjunction with the Demrat Party; much less Obama; or anyone per Leadership; for that matter. While I do not watch regularly; have noticed; and appreciated; that he is now; pounding on the ‘socialist’ aspects/MO’s of Obama and Obama,Inc. (As does the Tea Party; and of course; being hit with KKK’s slurs for daring to get to the even harsher truths of the Left.)

      Meantime; for those who may be deluded into believing that Common Core’ Education is a ‘Conservative’ or even, simply, an American Value; it should be noted too; that this is the typical Leftist ‘Trojan Horse’. And like the evidence at CPUSA; you can see the similar charting of the now, Obama determined, Common Core Agenda; with that of Vladimir Lenin’s Agenda for education.

      We need so many, ‘lights on’. . .albeit; all too pathetic; that we need such.

    • irvingrab

      Very sophisticated analysis. The all caps are a nice touch too.

    • MLCBLOG

      So many true points. Thank you.

      I like to observe how they (the Dems, mostly commies in reality by now) love to complain to the Repubs (nonfighter, lily-livered wisses, all to cozy in their Wash DC digs?) about how the Tea Party types (or anyone with — to quote Ms. Palin — cahones!!) just irritate them so much and blah, blah, like it is a social club and well, we just don’t like them very much, AND THE WISSY REPUBS AND so-called conservative new media GO ALONG WITH THIS and get all weak and unsupportive of people like the very courageous Mr. Cruz — because they want to belong? they need “friends” so bad. Disgusting! I think they are very confused.

    • ben t

      Yo Bro’ Steve,
      You nailed it!!! I was on the Left in the ’50’s, ’60’s and ’70’s. I saw it ALL happening. I agree with 95.5% of what you opine.

    • The March Hare

      I fully agree with you and up voted your post, but a clarification is needed. You are absolutely right except for the CPUSA being the controlling entity of the current leftists. They call themselves the “New Left” and for reason. Up through the 50s the CPUSA was the controlling entity and the communists network in this country was infiltrating the government, as well as other important groups. They were reporting any intelligence back to Moscow and working with the comintern (communist internationale formed in 1919 to eliminate the bourgeoisie or “ruling class around the world). Read Whitaker Chambers book “Witness” for insight into those early 1900 years. Then, in the 50s, it became known about Stalin’s purges resulting in millions being murdered and that caused the left in America to want to disassociate themselves with the Stalinists after Khrushchev delivered his secret speech to the 20th Party Congress in 1956 denouncing Stalin’s purges (even though he supported it and participated in them). As a result, the left reorganized themselves and started calling themselves the new left to separate themselves from them and started in the 60s on the long march through the institutions à la Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurt School and we have been dealing with the fallout of that ever since. The New Left was a rejection Stalinism’s “excesses,” and as a means of preserving the utopian communist dream without having to support (or be associated with) Stalin’s atrocities. The SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) was part of the beginning of it and much of what we are dealing with today sprang from it. Alinsky added fuel to the fire with his methods outlined in his book “Rules for Radicals” published in 1971 which the left adopted as their play book to achieve their goals.

      We are here on frontpagemag which was founded by David Horowitz whose books and articles document this movement and his work is where I first learned the difference between the old communists and the new left. David’s site: discoverthenetworks.org is a great source of the history. Check the page http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=118
      for in depth information.

      Don’t get me wrong. You are correct and they are still communists, just of a different stripe. They don’t want to own the means of production, they want to control it à la fascism, Mussolini style with crushing regulations so they end up running it.

      I fully agree that the entire administration and major appointees are actual and real communists, but of the new left stripe.

      • WillyWallace

        I knew a man from Cuba who called himself a Marxist but then at a party he changed it to “New Marxist” and not to call him a Marxist any more. So I guess, “Marxist” was too harsh for these con artists since that would expose the truth and they just changed it to “New Left.” Very few members of the CPUSA will actually admit their Party membership but they do have political aspirations so they disguise themselves as Democrats. They used to be called the “Far Left” but now they are the “new normal.”

    • bigjulie

      Because the Left has patiently and methodically taken over the Media, all the way up from Journalism Schools to the top of the heap in newspapers and television. Listen to the way they rant about the Internet! Why? Because they can’t control it…YET!
      The Left has worked diligently for decades to get the media they need. We will have to do the same…FOX is a great start, but only a start…yet look how popular their programming has become…(more clues that no one has noticed yet!)

  • Andy_Lewis

    What’s Right about Ted Cruz & the Tea Party?

    Squat.

    • ziggy zoggy

      Hopefully they’ll squat on the Dems in 2014 and take a big dump. Not that anybody could tell the difference between $hit and a Democrat.

      • vulgar_imposter

        Clever stuff.

        • irvingrab

          Ignore him…he’s always like that.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Don’t cry.

        • ziggy zoggy

          Cream puff.

      • catherineinpvb

        Yes; a ‘good one’. . .LOL; and so needed.

      • Andy_Lewis

        Shorter soupy slobby: “Nana nana na na.”

      • The March Hare

        There probably wouldn’t be enough $hit to make a democrat.

    • catherineinpvb

      Really?

      No question; their are those who refuse to see a ‘victory’ here; much less; even a ‘glass half-full’ per what went down in Cruz’s name. As it is; we should be celebrating that Cruz was ‘leading’ – and not from ‘freaking behind’ – where Boehner/McCain, Et Al; begin and end.

      Cruz faction; Leading; because only now; are the Demrats; catching up. . to recognition of the train wreck of ‘Zero-Care’. And now; a ‘novel’ idea; that mandates need a ‘push back’. Ahh; that WAS of course; the reason for Obama to make the final decision to ‘shut down’ – such as it was; as he refused Cruz/Lee proposition that this was in fact; absolutely necessary. . .For one side; it was a ‘stalling tactic’ but a practical one; for Obama; it was easier – and perversely, more practical, to just watch the train, wreck itself.

      So; had Obama been willing to ‘talk’ – negotiate’ per his claims – the Government closures; need never have happened.

    • Omar

      What’s right about Warren Wilhelm, Jr. (aka Bill de Blasio) and Occupy Wall Street?

      Squat.

  • USNbubblehead

    We need to continue to bear in mind that the mainstream media’s alliance with the radical left constitutes serious danger and is a considerable force to overcome. Both Soviet and Nazi propaganda were practically useless for turning American public opinion. There were still too many more-or-less honest journalists in our own press for Nazi propaganda to have much effect and even Soviet apologists had a hard time selling communism to the American public at large. Now our press IS the propaganda machine, and few voices can match it.

    The problem we have today is that somewhere along the way as electronic media began to develop, Americans learned to trust these outlets, mostly without question. As the entertainment industry began their leftward drift, so too did the mainstream news media. It should be no surprise that hardly anyone noticed the shift; they were being bombarded simultaneously with leftist messages in the movies and television shows they watched every day. All the news media had to do was match the narrative.

    Now we live in an environment where you can present irrefutable evidence and construct flawless debate logic and you still get nowhere.

    It has come down to “I believe the guy on the news over you!” for the less informed. Our own media is as much our enemy as any other right now, and they have far more influence over matters than practically anyone does.

  • carpe diem 36

    i do not know why is it that not everybody sees what obama and the democrats are. from day one obama did nothing but denigrate the country that gave him much more than he ever deserved. based only on his abilities he would have been among the water drawers the the wood choppers. but he became president!! to our chagrin and eternal sorrow. so that was not enough for him. he had to take down the best country human minds could create and destroy it. i do not know who will save us but maybe we as a country are too far gone. so do not look for democrats to wake up see the ruins and say we have to go back to the systems that made this country what it was before they came to power. i am so sick of what i see happening that i am unable to sleep at night, i feel sorry for my five grandchildren what a world they are inheriting.

    • lyndaaquarius

      Millions of us share your anxiety.We have to remain resolved to save our Republic. Firm minds focused on victory. Several exceptional leaders with guts and brains have appeared.Governor Palin,Senators Cruz and Lee and others. We need to support them and empower them to fight for us. Our unified determination is crucial. Pray and be confident.

  • tanstaafl

    Time to brew some TEA!

  • BD BOY

    Last week TED CRUZ IDEAS WHERE FROM A TERROSIST This week the democrats have taken his position and called it there’s WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSCLOWNS

  • MidSouthMitch

    I agree that Republicans need to “man-up” politically-speaking. Like many other Americans, I’m sick to death of spineless RINO’s, like clueless McCain and milquetoast Romney. America needs a Conservative with a set, to oppose the ridiculous accusations of the Left and to assert Conservative policies & solutions.

    Ronald Reagan was right (at the time) when he said that America needed a Republican party revitalized by Conservatism and not a third party.

    But since Reagan declared this, the Republicans have consistently steered away from Conservatism. Therefore, they have proven their supposed mentor wrong and are undeserving of our continued support!

    The TEA Party needs to break-away from the feckless Republican party and show America what having a spine looks like!

    Yeah- I know the argument: That will divide the “Conservative/Right” vote and give the Left another election victory…WAKE UP!!! The week-kneed, please the Left Republican Party will loose this next Presidential election, all by itself- The way they’ve lost the last two!

    How much longer do we need to wait to take out country back? How far down the road to Socialism to we have to go before Americans supporting the Republican party can see and understand how they’re piece-mealing our Liberty away, trying to look good?

    YOU CAN EITHER BE GOOD, OR LOOK GOOD in this current socio-political climate. Ted Cruz, et al, are being good!

  • Dallas25305

    Ted Cruz for President. It’s nice to see the Republican party has a man for a change. Unlike the senile Old John McCain who must have Stockholm syndrome.
    He would be a big improvement from the lying, corrupt, incompetent black Power racist, Chairman Barak Hussien Obozo the supreme ruler of the U.S.A. who runs the whole country himself by executive Orders. However he couldn’t run a hotdog stand and has never had a real job in his life. The only things he knows he learned from Saul Alinsky. No wonder the country is going into the toilet fast.

  • Ziggy Stardust

    Republicans need to fight, but they need to fight smart. With the Leftist control of the MSM, we are essentially fighting guerilla warfare.
    Republicans should have made the issue for the shutdown the hypocrisy Obama’s waiver of the Obamacare rules for Congress and Leftist constituencies. They got sidetracked on making waivers for other people such as the individual mandate.
    People need to feel the pain of ObamaCare which was 100% inflicted by Democrats. Instead Republicans are looking to bail out the Democrats before the 2014 election by granting a temporary waiver of the individual mandate, furthering entrenching the Democrats and ObamaCare as more people are forced into government dependency.

  • Red Death

    The point is not fighting or not fighting — Republicans should fight, but they should fight smart, which Cruz’s quixotic, pointless exercise wasn’t. As more and more people experience the debacle of Obamacare concretely, the moderates in the middle will be more willing to listen to the real solution, which is not defunding (a misnomer anyway), but complete repeal. If the electorate feels the pain of Obamacare next year, and are not scared off by stupid apocalyptic gambits that never had any chance of actually succeeding (a la Cruz), then the Republicans will win a legislative victory that will enable them to effect real change. If we get the Senate in 15, then we have a lot more leverage, though as Tom Coburn has pointed out, this monstrosity will never be repealed while O in office. And let us remember that it was Cruz and his allies in the Senate Conservatives Fund who first violated Reagan’s 11th commandment in their dishonest criticisms of supposed RINO’s, who agreed with him in their opposition to Obamacare but disagreed that a shut down would be an effective tactic. If he has to endure some blowback from his own failed strategy, too bad. Hopefully, that will chasten him a bit and cause him to think more strategically.

    • michaelharris

      My point yesterday was that the fight could not be won. Obama was not going to compromise. He never has. So what did Cruz accomplish? Possibly the loss of the House next year. Clearly the loss of initial momentum when the great Obamacare train wreck launched. You fight when you have a chance. Or you wait until you are stronger. Repeal will never happen until the Dems have no majority in Congress and lose the presidency. How hard is that to comprehend? Stop the emotionalism and the name calling and start thinking

  • lyndaaquarius

    Thank you Thank you!! I see it all exactly the same way.Boy,”the pen is mightier than the sword” is so true.You constantly prove it.There can be no compromise when the battle is existential.All good things flow from liberty. Moderation will not uplift generations yet unborn.

  • Not Chicken Little

    We have come to the point where if you want to follow our Constitution, and common sense that says don’t spend more than you take in, and don’t keep going deeper and deeper into debt, you are labeled an “extremist”…by people in your own party!

    We have to start to turn things around. We are already far down the path towards slavery to government and rules and regulations, and have almost lost sight of the free life in America for all men and women, paid for by our ancestors’ blood sweat and tears.

    • lyndaaquarius

      profound words. Thank you.

  • MLCBLOG

    Fantabulous article. At least I think so. Got very happy with just the beginning of it. Am looking forward to reading more of this truth. OK. I just couldn’t wait.

    Bravo!

    Red meat, yes!

    p.s. I am surrounded by vegans, oh I don’t eat red meat only chicken and a little fish people all around me. Give me some beef!!

  • Dallas25305

    Obozo Care isn’t it wonderful?? What happened to the racist Supreme Rulers promises??

  • http://whenfallsthecoliseum.com/author/kwatson/ megapotamus

    Maybe so but Ted Cruz is not and never will be eligible for the Presidency. He is not a Natural Born Citizen. Neither it Rubio. Both of these dubious gentlemen are occasionally tractable but they are as ambitious as the next guy and they like to play racial identity politics. Forward.

  • Ed

    When I clicked the headline “What’s Right about Ted Cruz & the Tea Party” I fully expected to be transported to a blank white page.

  • Templar On Right

    Superb on-the-mark observations. Well stated. This article needs to be required reading by our entrenched political Pubbie elite and every conservative and independent out there.

  • michaelharris

    I believe in David Horowitz and I give money. But I am practical. If e House goes Democratic because of Ted Cruz, we have legalization of illegal aliens, card check, repeal of Taft Hartley, Legislation that takes away free speech and recognizes blasphemy as a crime, etc. nothing could be worse than Obama with his Obamacare behind him and a united Congress. This country will never recover. Does that make compromise the right thing? No but the practical reality is Ted Cruz may have done more damage than anyone other than Barack Hussein Obama, a man who supports the Muslim Brotherhood and cut off aid to Egypt. A man who is so gullible or evil that nuclear weapons will go off in Tel Aviv, New York, D.C., Las Vegas etc. think of those consequences when you preach no consequences.

    • catherineinpvb

      If any of the Repubs who ‘resisted’ Ted Cruz; had ever a spine; or just had ‘any’ spine that would allow them to speak ‘truth’ to the absolute fraudulent and corrupt Obama; and Obama, Inc.; then Repubs would not be worrying now; about retaining their Congressional power.

      As it is; the upside of Cruz/Lee had them doing something novel for Repubs; Leading; and not from ‘behind’. Something; so rare for our Repub ‘Leadership'; that they could not fathom; the upside. Imagine; had they actually gotten ‘on board’. Goes w/o saying; had they; or even now; could stop their snarking and abominable hand-wringing; how much further; this might have worked for the good of the people and those in Leadership; who actually share their interests and concerns..

      Had it not been for Cruz/Lee efforts; then these freaking Demrats would not, now; themselves be ‘leading from behind’. . .having to make ‘plans’ to do what precisely Cruz/Lee wanted Obama to do. . .just before shutdown; which unfolded, because Obama refused an ‘inch'; but now; will give a mile.

      No question; of course; Obama got his ‘pound of flesh'; which is all he wanted; all along. Of course his Leftist Aparatchiks, and MSM help; he will get it.

      • catherineinpvb

        All to say per above; if we lose the House; it will NOT be. . .the fault nor burden of Ted Cruz. . .

    • ben t

      Yo Mike,
      You really think the House went big for the GOP in the last election because our candidates were compromisers?? You really believe that ‘bamacare is so wildly popular that dozens of House members are going to lose their seats? I guess I’m just a wild-eyed, fanatic Teapartier but you (and the comfortable, established GOP bigshots) are way off base. The 3 constitutionalists in my household are split 3 ways. One says go 3rd party. ‘Nother says stick with GOP and I am undecided.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    As for as the Republican Party goes, I wrote it off years ago because it became very apparent to me that it was hijacked and co-opted by the Left as soon as Bush I was elected. Thus, just like the Dhimmicrat Party, the Republicans main priority is to grow government, and just like the Dhimmicrat Party, the Republicans are totally 100 percent incompetent when it comes to protecting America from the scourge of Islam. Hence, it will be a cold day in you know where (since you can’t say it without your post going into moderation) before I ever vote for another Republican. Hence, the Tea Party should morph into a true rightwing political party to replace the leftwing hijacked Republican Party.

  • Bellerophons_Revenge

    The Republican party can’t fight because as a party it has no principles.

    Free markets? Remember “I had to violate free market principles to save the free market”?

    Free speech? How about McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform?

    Small government? The Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind, RomneyCare, Sarbanes-Oxley. bank bailouts, auto company bailouts, the TARP and everything Chris Christie supports.

    The Republicans aren’t turning their guns on Cruz because he’s a fighter. They want to take him down because he actually does believe in small government and that is unforgivable because it shatters the illusion that the Republican party favors individual freedom.

    Cruz, Lee, Paul and Amash are the true heirs of Barry Goldwater and Calvin Coolidge, men who knew how to fight because they were defending the individual against the state.

  • OceanGram

    excellent summary S Chavez…

  • Chris Behme

    Ted Cruz for president!
    He’s far and away the brightest new star of the Republican Party.
    The GOP need to follow him or go the way of the Whigs.

    The article is spot on.

  • Ellman48

    “And he’ll believe that is what the Republican Party really stands for
    because the elephant no longer roars loud enough to be heard, it
    moderately whispers, and is outbrayed by every jackass.”

    We all know which jackass brays the most, doing so every single day, unless the wife insists on an expensive and luxurious vacation. Obama is like a mechanical toy you wind up each day and then you send it out on its daily mission: lie, deceive, distract, distort, blame, criticize, attack, etc. As if his braying were not annoying enough, the Propaganda Stream Media repeats it endlessly with ‘sound bites’ which fray the nerves of rational, intelligent people that can distinguish truth from propaganda. Yet these same people are portrayed as idiots by the very media which is delusional and irrational! Those of us who don’t take the MSM seriously call ourselves ‘Conservatives’ and those that do call themselves ‘Republicans’. One of us is the Cure and one of us is the Disease. Only time will tell which and 2014 will provide a good prognosis.

  • Ellman48

    “The Republican Party has forgotten that it did not win the midterm
    elections in 2010 because voters saw how moderate and reasonable it was.
    If those were qualities that impressed voters we would be tuning in to
    another speech from President Romney about the improving economy.”

    Who do people listen to today? Braggarts and self-proclaimed Prophets like Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson, Ellis, and the like. Not Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul. Why? Because they prefer demagogues to patriots! Noisy propagandists to quiet thinkers. Our Founding Fathers were not loud and boisterous orators who sought to intimidate and force people to bend to their ideas or their will. They attempted to convince people of the reasonableness and effectiveness of their ideas and proposals. Today’s Republicans need tutoring in the principles, beliefs, attitudes, character and philosophy of the Founders. Then they need to apply them, not apologize for them and to ‘modernize’ the Party so it looks more like the corrupt, ineffectual and failing Democratic Party.

    • catherineinpvb

      Yes; so true. . .apparent; and yet; this ‘hierarchy’ is far removed.

      We can note too; there was not ‘victim’ amongst our Founding Fathers. . .albeit; they could easily, have found reason.

      • justquitnow

        Yeah all of our black, asian, and mexican founding fathers never complained about racism and inequality…funny that.

        • catherineinpvb

          Oh so funny. . .save that feeling a ‘victim’ is not just a matter exclusive to a person’s color; race; or sexual orientation. Much less, more exclusive to a religion in which the core value; is world domination; whereby adherents make all ‘non’-adherents/’believers – victims (and in by the worst of MO).

          Meantime; personal identification, ‘as victim'; now ‘career victimhood’ – and worse; as career choice; and it’s consequent role our political/cultural, and American reality; is something else; altogether. Personal sacrifice to achieve a goal; has now morphed into; is equated with; an unfair suffering as ‘victim’.

          A concept; we can note; totally foreign to many of America’s past immigrants; and certainly; our nations Founding Fathers; all of whom made great sacrifice; and knew personal suffering; per their commitment to America – as it was meant to be; and as they hoped it would remain.)

          • justquitnow

            Yeah, well…I’m a white male, so I haven’t been the victim of too much. But keep working on the “victim mentality” meme….that’s doing wonders for your understanding of the “other”.

          • catherineinpvb

            Don’t have to ‘work’ on it. . .that’s your party – and have only to listen to guy who is supposed to be ‘leading’ you; and ‘ostensibly’ the rest of America.

            So; yeah.. .Obama ‘I did not know’/victim; for every scandal that he is embedded in. And yes; the promised litany: ‘you can ‘keep your healthcare choices’. . .and ‘yes’ your Doctor; because Obama probably just did not know; that you could not. (Sarc/off here as we know. .he knew; but; better he show himself the victim; just as most Americans; now are, in fact.)

            Perhaps; you are one of the lucky ones; and not impacted; by the lies and victimhood of Obama. . .and the rest of the MO’s of the Left. . who use.’victimhood’ as career enhancement.

          • justquitnow

            The main problem with the “keep your insurance” idea is that a lot of people have crappy insurance plans that the companies keep on the shortest possible turn-around…year to year, or better yet month to month. They “change” plans constantly like a cable company or energy utility. If your plan was set to expire and you “renewed” it and clicked the button or signed the document under “I read and understand this” then your policy “changed”. Well good luck grandfathering the plan the company changed after the cutoff date.

            The thing is you’re trained to blame Obama, even for what private companies do to you. Maybe Obama should have said, if you like your plan you can keep it….UNLESS…it’s crap, fly-by-night insurance without long-term or catastrophic injury care, or if your insurance company decides to screw you over. Address your problems with the later to the free-market champions that didn’t want single-payer healthcare. Our country only debated and discussed the issue of health care and why something had to be done now…do any of you even @&$(@!) remember?

            Were you impacted? Anyone have any direct anecdotal evidence? Sure there are race baiters and black people that think everything is racist…but it doesn’t cancel out reality. Do you even know a black person? Do you even know anyone personally who is not white?

          • catherineinpvb

            Please; get off of the ‘Leftist, Head-speak’. It is not ‘crappy’ insurance plans creating a problem. It is the requirements (and they keep ‘a changing’ them), dictated to them by way of Obamacare; that they cannot meet. Nor are they meant to; in truth. These requirements are designed to do; exactly; what they are doing i.e. punish, not only the customer; but the Insurance Companies themselves.

            There is only one ‘logical’ conclusion; and Harry Reid, has already allowed; they are ‘almost there’. . .It is a ‘lust of the Left'; and certainly Obama has never hidden his ‘desire’/intention for this Leftist dreamscape of Healthcare. (Suspect; this ‘lights your fire, too.)

            The message is embedded in this ‘train wreck’ of HC regulation; that only ‘Single-Payer'; exclusive. . .Government control of all citizens Health – works! Which by turn, demands; control of your money per the enormous taxes required, to pay for it. All to which; leads to. . .the Endentured Citizen – in service; to the State. (Hear the Lefties’s cheer!
            Oh, you thought this was about health’care’?)

            That’s it. . .where the powers of the ‘Left’ want to take us. Pathetic; that ‘serfdom’ inspires the Left. It only makes sense; of course; that citizen bondage; slave to State – animate the narcissism, so embedded in the ‘Marxist/Leftist’ soul and no doubt; why; Liberals/Leftists, find this all, irresistible. Hayek ‘nailed it'; as the Fatal Conceit..

            (The one you – and every Lib, for that matter – give evidence of; and per your critique above; where you allow for ‘training’ and are left ‘wondering’ in your conclusion. What an arrogance, you share; one your own ‘log-in-eye’, however; spares you, from suffering.)

          • justquitnow

            “If you feel guilty, you invent a plot, many plots. And to counter them, you have to organize your own plot. But the more you invent enemy plots, to exonerate your lack of understanding, the more you fall in love with them, and you pattern your own on their model.” –Umberto Eco, “Foucault’s Pendulum”.

            Go find a Marxist or commie or even just a “leftist” to argue with…just tired of being talked past so you can argue with some other idea. F*cking cultist….jesus…

          • catherineinpvb

            Re ,B> ‘Pendulum‘. . .read it. . .have you? Meantime; it is you who are caught with Me in the Mirror objectivity – because that where Liberalism, actually begins. Again; Liberalism and it’s embedded narcissism (be it, ‘chicken’ or egg’) does make for a ‘blind eye; if not ‘self-absorbed eye'; and so yes; ‘truth’ a plot. . .and ‘patriotism’/altruism'; now, by their MO’s; the ‘earmarks’ of a cult. You people are pathetic; and worse; close to hopeless.

            (Save for the fact; the David Horowitz and many others here; were committed Lefties; at one time. . .and by various unfoldings; did ‘see the light’.)

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Both Republicans and Dhimmicrats have open door immigration policies for mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage that is for all intents and purposes non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the very strategic purpose of demographic conquest. Indeed, the official position of both major political parties is that Islam is a so-called “religion of peace” and that the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims are so-called moderate Muslims. Despite the vast overwhelming amount of irrefutable evidence that unequivocally proves otherwise. Thus, both major political parties in this country are two sides of the same leftwing political coin and both of them are utterly incompetent.

    Moreover, when GWB was President, not only did he engage America in two incredibly fantasy-based nation-building missions to remake the Islamic world, which inevitably turned into the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history, but he also grew the size, scope, and power of the federal government at the expense of the private sector like a Dhimmicrat on steroids in response to 9/11.

    Now today, with the exception of only weak token opposition just for the sake of appearances, the Republican Party for the most part remains idle while BHO and the Dhimmicrats are transforming the country into a Socialist/Marxist totalitarian state, which like all other Socialist/Marxist totalitarian states ever in history is destined in time to fail.

    For instance, BHO and the Dhimmicrats promised a socialized healthcare system that would cover all Americans. They promised repeatedly that our cost would go down $2500 a year, that we would be able to keep our current doctors, and that we would also be able to keep our current health insurance policies. However, that is not what they are delivering, as it turns out they used deception and prevarication to dupe the American people into accepting Marxism. Now, when I order something and then it later turns out not to be what I ordered, I reject it and won’t pay for it. I expect the Republican Party to do the same thing, but all I hear from them is crickets.

    Again, the biggest problem is we have two major political parties in America that for all intents and purposes are just two sides of the same leftwing political coin, and that is the same exact thing that turned Detroit, MI into the bad joke it is today. Indeed, BHO, along with both Dhimmicrats and Republicans, is turning the USA into a gigantic Detroit, MI.

    Today the Republican Party is taking a beating in the polls, but it’s not because of conservatives like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, instead it’s because it’s becoming more and more apparent to the American people that the Republican Party has morphed into another leftwing political party.

  • CurmudgyOne

    Greenfield does it again. Absolutely and totally correct.

  • Ammianus

    An excellent article as usual Mr. Greenfield. However, I take issue with your assertion that “George W. Bush was not all that conservative, but he was pugnacious.” That is, I disagree with your reference to him as being “pugnacious.” I did not support him in the primary contests, but ended up voting for him and was heartened by what I thought to be a fighting spirit against Gore’s effort to steal the vote in Florida. His initially strong response to “9-11″ also gave me encouragement. My hopes for him were short lived. “Compassionate conservatism” and “Islam is a religion of peace” brought me back to reality. As bad as these policies were, it was his refusal to fight back against the Democrat’s portrayal of even his tepid conservatism that ended up defining both him and unfortunately the conservative brand. Your assertion that “the Republican Party has allowed its enemies to define it” is all too true. Thank you and viva la Cruz.

  • Walter Sieruk

    There is an online petition to have Obama impeached it’s on the internet site teaparty.org. Furthermore, there is also a new book out that’s intitled IMPEACHABLE OFFENCES : THE CASE FOR REMOVING BARRACK OBAMA FROM OFFICE by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott

  • boyohblackboybeefbrad1953lo

    The Tea Party would likely return lynching (black lads who date/marry/bed white ladies while,of course,they terrorize black gals!!!!!!),end African American voting,
    force blacks to the back of buses,to become shoeshine boys,porters,janitors,maids,elevator operators,etc.(In other words,turn back the clock-their stated objective-to the 1950’s-PERHAPS BACK TO SLAVERY!!!!!!!)

    • Bay0Wulf

      Ummmm … you seem to have missed or perhaps never had a course in history. The Democrats were and still are the political party that wanted to keep slavery. The Democrats were and still are the people who created the KKK. The Democrats were and still are the people who wish to keep the poor, the masses ignorant and subject to the wild accusations they make against everyone that is not of their thinking. The Democrats were and still are the people who, through “freely giving” things that are not theirs, pretend to care for the ignorant, the poor, the “spat upon” to convince them that they are the people who are willing to help.

      All the while, they undermine the quality your (and your children’s) school’s education quality, they undermine your (and your children’s) self respect, they undermine your (and your children’s) natural vitality.

      They lull you to sleep with murmurings of how everything is going to be alright, they are here, they will help you, hush, hush, go back to sleep, they will take care of you. Oh, by the way, vote for this other thing that strips you of your rights and we’ll give you another piece of … candy.

      Yes … maybe you think Democrats are your friends … but then … I would have thought that you might have learned that when people are trying to BUY your friendship (support), they’re actually trying to find out how cheaply you can be bought and NOT offering friendship in return.

    • catherineinpvb

      Not surprising your rediculous; empy – and racist – rant. First clue; your ‘name’. ‘A Black parody; and where most Lefties start; and never end. The racist log; so big in the Left’s collective eye. One might think it unbearable; but to those ‘carrying in'; they hardly notice. . .can even ‘joke about’ it; as long as they make the ‘joke’ on someone else. You people are truly; pathetic. You simply cannot contain your ugly translations of life.

      Oh; lest I forget. !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • whosits

      Are you out of your mind?? Democrats always, always resort to lying and name calling. Wake up and smell the roses, you don’t know what you are talking about. Tea Partiers are patriots, and they are not racists.

    • RINOs_suck

      When the argument is lost, slander becomes the weapon of the beaten.

    • Omar

      Occupy Wall Street supports the black supremacist Marxist dictator, Robert Mugabe, of Zimbabwe killing innocent white farmers by firing squads in order to steal their land. Mugabe’s ZANU hate party dictatorship would also like to prevent white Zimbabweans from voting, as well as strip them of their citizenship, forcing them to become second-class citizens in their own country. The white population of Zimbabwe has decreased from 1 million in 1990 to somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 today (or as of 2010) This was due to state-supported oppression, as well as mass migration out of Zimbabwe. Besides oppressing white people, Mugabe’s regime also oppresses the majority of the Zimbabwean people who oppose his dictatorial rule and who want real democracy in their country. Occupy Wall Street also supports the Islamist apartheid dictatorship in Sudan, which is guilty of committing genocide against its black African Christian population. Quit being an apologist for Communist/Islamist propaganda and learn from facts.

  • Peter C. Lubrano

    My frustration and deep anger over president’s Obama arrogance and ideology is too much to accept. This president, more than any other president has done more to damage our country than all of our enemies past and present! His insistence on pursuing a course that has proven to be an economic disaster and threatens this nations’ future is incomprehensible, yet he is persistent! The republican Party has an obligation to vigorously oppose this man by presenting to the American people common sense alternatives to his bankrupting plans….to do this in a very aggressive manner with no holds barred. But this effort can only be successful if the likes of senator McCain stop castings aspersions in the party and come to terms with this reality: senator McCain, stop extending the hand of partisanship to your Democrat counterparts while sacrificing basic conservative principles which you have done many times in the past! Just like you did In your campaign against Obama, you gave ground to Obama taking the so-called high ground handing him a political advantage, was that smart?
    This is how I see it….we are at war with the Democrats and we must win in order to save our country. NEED I SAY MORE ????
    For God’s sake and the future of our country let’s wake up and do what is right
    for America before it is too late!!!
    Thank you and may God bless you all and our country!
    Peter C. Lubrano

    • whosits

      Beautiful! I fully agree with everything you said. Romney also took the high ground, which under different circumstances would be a good thing. However, when dealing with the liberal Democrats and the lame-stream media, it doesn’t work. When Candy Crowley lied to support Obama’s claims about Benghazi, Romney should have lambasted her. I think that very thing undermined that particular debate, and possibly cost him the election along with the illegal taping of the “47%” group of which he was telling the truth.

      • justquitnow

        The debate problem was that Romney and advisors were listening to the wrong people. What would he have lambasted her with?…”hey you, stop telling me what’s public and common knowledge to everyone but the cult to whom word parsing and deliberately getting people wrong is a way of life”.

        “we built it”…..yeah that’s the high ground all right.

        • whosits

          I’ll tell what he should have lambasted her with…she was supposed to be a moderator, not part of the discussion of which she got it wrong, and that has been proven. And, Obama was the one who said, no one has built anything themselves, which is b…l s…t! Obama doesn’t have a clue about business…he’s never owned one. I have!

          • justquitnow

            What did she get wrong? I must have missed where Romney was really correct in that situation. Obama never said that….you can’t even get the smear right. You’re suppose to say Obama said “you didn’t build your own business”…but he didn’t say that either.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “What did she get wrong? I must have missed where Romney was really correct in that situation.”

            Dude, you hold the 2 candidates to entirely different standards and you apparently don’t know the role of moderator because she was clearly partisan.

            If Romney was imperfect in delivering his message, it’s not up to the moderator to attack him while propping up the other candidate.

            Even as late as his UN speech 0’Bama was focusing on the video as a legitimate grievance that justified attacking our embassies. He strongly implied that nobody was really at fault (because we’re all equally guilty) by using the language of “cycle of violence” theorists, where nobody is ever at fault, we just all have to stop at the same time when the right moderate peacemaker (appeaser) comes along. He used the rhetoric of moral equivalence theorists. It’s also the language of the appeasers.

            That seems like “statemanship” to those indoctrinated by international leftist ideology. People that are indoctrinated with it accept leftist ideology the way they accept oxygen in their breathing. It’s totally transparent to the indoctrinated. You can reason your way out, but only if you wake up enough to recognize where your ideas come from. You have to learn that there is oxygen in the environment.

          • justquitnow

            WTF are you talking about? I can see why there is confusion…basically someone holds out a green balloon and I say “green” and you say “red”…oh well, looks like it’s up to ideology to decide who’s correct.

            Obama said it was terrorists…the whole issue in the debate is Romney was listing to people like you and FPM who thinks that he didn’t really say “terrorist” or more to the point actually MEAN “terrorist” when he said it.

            So on national television you and your ilk helped drag down Romney. He thought he had a real winner there too. Obama corrected him and Romney was lost…if anything Crowley tossed him a lifeline and let him move on without making a bigger fool of himself.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Obama said it was terrorists…the whole issue in the debate is Romney was listing to people like you and FPM who thinks that he didn’t really say “terrorist” or more to the point actually MEAN “terrorist” when he said it.”

            No he did not. He inserted a vague comment about tolerating terrorism to cover himself. It was an acceptable allusion to terrorism for the idiots without publicly taking the position that it was an act of terror. It was vague enough that anyone listener can decide who the terrorists were. Our enemies consider the video producer the terrorists.

            Get it? He only said that we don’t tolerate terror, which also happens to be a big fat lie but that’s another subject.

            If you already concluded that it was an act of terror to attack our embassies, then you might accept that. The point is that we expect POTUS to lead, not equivocate as people attack us. It also left him free to continue to spend 99.99999% of his focus on the video because he was not explicit WTF he was referring to. That’s exactly why he did it.

            Looking at it another way; if it was terrorism, why so much continued focus on the video? Why go to the UN and chastise us for exercising our freedoms of speech?

            You are a complete lunatic to deliberately try to paint this as business as usual. Or you just returned from a 4 year stint on Mars and you’re finding it hard to catch up all at once. I’ll try to be patient if that’s the case.

          • justquitnow

            Romney listens to bozos like you and on National television make a fool of himself. Now you can run behind and scream and yell about how none of this is real and why isn’t anyone listening to you!!!???

            You’re just some idiot on a forum….the professional cult morons have been holding hearings and spending millions of dollars to turn up NOTHING. You guys just hate the President so much that your willing to lie to yourselves and spread horrible smears trying to make hay out of these deaths. There is nothing that will ever convince you so go tell someone else.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Maybe some of us know more about leadership and success than you do. We might be a minority but that doesn’t make us wrong.

            “You guys just hate the President so much that your willing to lie to yourselves and spread horrible smears trying to make hay out of these deaths.”

            Obviously nobody can force you to even try to comprehend the discourse. I will tell you that you’re only serving to feed the monster you hate because your reasons for supporting 0’Bama are entirely based on ignorance.

            Have you ever read Machiavelli’s “Il Principe?” Don’t you realize that politicians habitually deceive others? You are one of the deceived and furthermore you don’t even understand the legitimate criticism. You don’t even understand why so many people consider “socialism” to be dangerous.

            I think you once wrote something like, “We get it, communism is bad.” I don’t think you do get it at all.

          • justquitnow

            There is no me “serving Obama”. See? Just like with the “leftist-commie-Marxist” grab-bag you give me EVERY SINGLE POST…my supposed “serving”Obama is just the opposite of what you feel with equal irrational measure….but it isn’t true. I read the transcript up there….just now…and you think he doesn’t call it an act of terror? WTF man are you a goddamn child? Does he have to say terrorist again and again? He speech writer can’t call them killers and murders and savages? He can’t call the acts brutal, thuggish, terrible, tragic, or immoral? You know the WHOLE speech was about the incident RIGHT?

            Holy christmas….this is one for the book. Like the idiot (maybe you) who insisted I condemn Muslim violence and when I did, he parsed the word “innocents” as possible Muslim code so I could get around it…LOL I mean double derp man.

            There is a world outside the cult.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “I read the transcript up there….just now…and you think he doesn’t call it an act of terror?”

            I told you what I think. I think he mentioned terror vaguely enough to avoid upsetting our enemies and signaling weakness while at the same time planting a defense for later when he is attacked by opposition leaders for being so weak, compliant and even apologetic to the aggressors.

            So the point is that his Rose Garden statement is the strongest statement he could muster, and he completely waffled. He obliquely mentioned terror. What terror? People hear what they want to hear. Politicians know this.

            That is worth discussion. Candy shut down that discussion about leadership using that as an example. But here we have a nation of about 300 million people and everyone thinks they’re experts on leadership just based on intuition. 0’Bama’s leadership can’t be questioned because he says what I want to hear.

            We’re a nation of idiots.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “He speech writer can’t call them killers and murders and savages? He can’t call the acts brutal, thuggish, terrible, tragic, or immoral? You know the WHOLE speech was about the incident RIGHT?”

            It was workplace violence. We will not tolerate acts of terror. The video producer will be jailed.

            Thank you very much. And don’t forget that the future must not belong to those that slander the prophet of Islam.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Like the idiot (maybe you) who insisted I condemn Muslim violence and when I did, he parsed the word “innocents” as possible Muslim code so I could get around it.”

            I don’t think I saw that. But what did you learn from the conversation? It seems like you learn nothing. The point is not about your personal position vis-a-vis jihad. It’s about your naivete and lack of understanding of the legitimate criticism and concerns about waffling and deceptive language.

            But hey, you have a right to vote and a right to spew as much nonsense as you like. And as long as your pro-party you’ll probably be able to spew for a few more years to come.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “There is no me “serving Obama”. See?”

            Spending time attacking critics of 0’Bama is a service. That’s what you’re doing. You are serving 0’Bama.

            K?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “There is a world outside the cult.”

            Your cult. I know.

          • justquitnow

            Learn how to post one time in reply man. You can’t even do that right.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “So on national television you and your ilk helped drag down Romney. He thought he had a real winner there too. Obama corrected him and Romney was lost…if anything Crowley tossed him a lifeline and let him move on without making a bigger fool of himself.”

            No, Candy answered for him incorrectly. A lifeline? You’re quite dense. 0’Bama mentioned terror as a throwaway comment without being explicit or tying it to any aspect of his statement. And the entire focus of his talk was about the video and reaction to it. Romney had a point to make but Candy preempted him from making it. Some lifeline.

          • justquitnow

            Why don’t you go find the video and prove it to me. I’ve seen it….and this is all old news.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Why don’t you go find the video and prove it to me. I’ve seen it.”

            What do you dispute? My account of the initial 0’Bama claims (IIRC it was from the Rose Garden) or of the debate itself?

            Isn’t a transcript easier? Then if you challenge the transcript I can cite where in a given video the words can be verified.

            “…and this is all old news.”

            If you don’t care, why are you talking about it? Lots of unresolved lies can be traced back to “old news.” So far I don’t recall POTUS recanting anything he said disparaging our speech protections.

            Again from memory, even after you say he communicated that the Benghazi attack was due to terrorism on behalf of the attackers, he made a video with Clinton apologizing for the stupid video. All of the focus was on “Muslim grievances,” not ours. So he’s not really POTUS. He’s President of the United Faction of Political Muslims.

            POTUFOPM

            I guess you don’t know about the manipulative “terrorism” discourse, especially in the Islamic world. His simple reference to “terrorism” was entirely empty except to gullible and robotic supporters like you.

          • justquitnow

            I was “talking about it” with someone else based on what they said. You just like to butt in wherever and whenever you see me post.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “I was “talking about it” with someone else based on what they said. You just like to butt in wherever and whenever you see me post.”

            So it only became “old news” when I “butted in.”

            OK, sure.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/2012-presidential-debate-full-transcript-oct-16/story?id=17493848&page=8

            CROWLEY: Because we’re — we’re closing in, I want to still get a lot of people in. I want to ask you something, Mr. President, and then have the governor just quickly.

            Your secretary of state, as I’m sure you know, has said that she takes full responsibility for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Does the buck stop with your secretary of state as far as what went on here?

            OBAMA: Secretary Clinton has done an extraordinary job. But she works for me. I’m the president and I’m always responsible, and that’s why nobody’s more interested in finding out exactly what happened than I do.

            The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people in the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened. That this was an act of terror and I also said that we’re going to hunt down those who committed this crime.

            And then a few days later, I was there greeting the caskets coming into Andrews Air Force Base and grieving with the families.

            And the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the Secretary of State, our U.N. Ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we’ve lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as president, that’s not what I do as Commander in Chief.

            CROWLEY: Governor, if you want to…

            ROMNEY: Yes, I — I…

            CROWLEY: … quickly to this please.

            ROMNEY: I — I think interesting the president just said something which — which is that on the day after the attack he went into the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror.

            OBAMA: That’s what I said.

            ROMNEY: You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror.

            It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you’re saying?

            OBAMA: Please proceed governor.

            ROMNEY: I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.

            OBAMA: Get the transcript.

            CROWLEY: It — it — it — he did in fact, sir. So let me — let me call it an act of terror…

            OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy?

            CROWLEY: He — he did call it an act of terror. It did as well take — it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that.

            ROMNEY: This — the administration — the administration indicated this was a reaction to a video and was a spontaneous reaction.

            CROWLEY: It did.

            ROMNEY: It took them a long time to say this was a terrorist act by a terrorist group. And to suggest — am I incorrect in that regard, on Sunday, the — your secretary —

            OBAMA: Candy?

            ROMNEY: Excuse me. The ambassador of the United Nations went on the Sunday television shows and spoke about how —

            OBAMA: Candy, I’m —

            ROMNEY: — this was a spontaneous —

            CROWLEY: Mr. President, let me —

            OBAMA: I’m happy to have a longer conversation —

            CROWLEY: I know you —

            OBAMA: — about foreign policy.

            CROWLEY: Absolutely. But I want to — I want to move you on and also —

            OBAMA: OK. I’m happy to do that, too.

            CROWLEY: — the transcripts and —

            OBAMA: I just want to make sure that —

            CROWLEY: — figure out what we —

            OBAMA: — all of these wonderful folks are going to have a chance to get some of their questions answered.

            CROWLEY: Because what I — what I want to do, Mr. President, stand there a second, because I want to introduce you to Nina Gonzalez, who brought up a question that we hear a lot, both over the Internet and from this crowd.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/12/remarks-president-deaths-us-embassy-staff-libya

            Relevant excerpts:

            The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. We’re working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats. I’ve also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. And make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.

            Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.

            No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.

  • ApolloSpeaks

    THE 16 DAY REPUBLICAN GOV’T SHUTDOWN

    cost the struggling US economy a whopping $24 billion. And the GOP is rightly blamed for it. But to date there have been 18 shutdowns: 15 by Democrats 3 by Republicans. Question: How many billions did Democrat shutdowns cost the economy? For the answer click: http://www.apollospeaks.com http://www.apollospeaks.com

    • catherineinpvb

      See ‘why’ the Republican’s are ‘blamed’. . .just not ‘rightly’. They stood on Principle. Obama stood on Alynsky’s; Rules for Radicals. He whined in public; of his willingness; how he bent ‘over backward’. . .but otherwise; and in truth; there was only flat refusal.

      Given; where Obama and his ‘signature’ Legislation is now; and in ‘hindsight'; it was the Repubs leading on postponing; delaying. This is now the solution; so saith many Dems; and it will have to be; but no question; Obama and the Dems; are now; leading from behind.

  • William James Ward

    The Republican party has been infiltrated by leftists over the years
    and every time a crucial vote to save us from further encroachment
    by totalitarians comes up they are there to betray the faithful.
    What is it that will cause Republican voters to take notice they
    are led by Democrat lite politicians that are not worth anything.
    Electing professional politicians is a way to give up Constitutional
    guarantees and inch at a time, we are no longer a free Nation,
    we are the servants of government and soon to be from coast to
    coats and border to boarder a vast mob without cohesive leadership
    and our Nation in ruins. Independent voters must take over from
    the two party scammers and establish a government of real people
    with real ambition for America or consign ourselves to serfdom.
    William

  • johnnywood

    Ted Cruz Rocks! RINOcraps suck!

  • BestandBrightest

    Brilliant!! Bravo Bravo

  • Hawkeye72

    You can bet Michelle got a big kickback out of this:

    One source is now reporting a close link between Michelle Obama and one of the senior vice-presidents of CGI Federal, the failed website creator for Obamacare.

    The Daily Caller has reported a senior vice-president of CGI Federal is a former classmate of Michelle Obama. Toni Townes-Whitley and Michelle Obama are Princeton classmates, and also members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/360941#ixzz2it2oy5Uu

    • PouponMarks

      Our Black Marie Antoinette.

      • UCSPanther

        I’d say that she would more accurately be compared to Elena Ceasescu, Nicolae Ceasescu’s arrogant and loudmouthed wife.

        • PouponMarks

          Same on the inside, different color on the outside. Poison is poison.

  • truelies2

    NOTE to Discus

    H e l l is not profanity. H e l l is a particular place, or thing. It was created by God with a special purpose in mind.

    It should never be censored.

    Shame be upon you.

  • cynthia curran

    I tell you what wrong with Ted Cruz, he wants to import 320,000 Tech vistas H1b. He worked for George W Bush and still wants to get rid of the caps on legal immigration from Mexico, China and India. Granted, he opposed the immigration bill since its weak on security but lots of Republicans are better on the issues than Cruz. Cruz lied about being against guest worker programs when he ran against David Dewhurst. Just because he against Obama Care doesn’t make him a hero, most Republicans are.

  • KCTed

    I would add in Rand Paul, Mike Lee and in the House Justin Amash and Thomas Massie. We need to fill as many spots as we can, with folks like this, at every election. This isn’t about a Tea Party label, this is about the Constitution of the United States and it’s in trouble.

  • Phil Ossiferz Stone

    Dead on.

    The radical left has brought us to an age of ideologically-inspired unreason; and this spirit of unreason extends from the streets to the comments section of your family newspaper. All you see is rabid reactionary tribalism directed at anyone who dissents.

    It’s time to fight them with their own tools. No more sweet reasonableness.

    • JimJim

      Right on my brother!!

  • Duel

    The T-Party is tantamount to the Jihadists and Islamic terrorists. No different other than they believe in Jesus. We on the LEFT will pursue the Ted Cruz’s Naturalization paperwork to scrutinize it closely. That paperwork is held by the U.S. Department of State. Cruz had to prove his mother was in this country with CONTINUOUS RESIDENCY 10 years prior to and after his birth. There are already holes in her years prior to his birth that must be accounted for once those records are asked for formally. We on the LEFT will go thru those documents with a fine tooth comb to assure that he has given the correct information when he submitted his application to Naturalize.

    I was born in Mexico in 1961. My mother was a Mexican national and my father an American citizen. My Mexican birth certificate was stamped by the U.S. Department of State allowing me legal entry into the country via citizenship granted to me because of my father. I lived my life without incident and in my early 20s I decided to get a passport and was denied and a week later I received a letter from INS asking me to report for deportation. I was told that I would have to go thru the naturalization process to obtain citizenship thru my father. In that application, I had to establish that my father was in CONTINUOUS RESIDENCY in the Untied States for 10 years prior to my birth and 10 years after my birth. That took 4 years with the help of an attorney. There was a 2 month period that was in question and it held up the application for the next 4 years. It took the help of the SS administration to release my father’s work history, census records, my father’s library card history and a host of other minor documentary evidence to establish the time frame needed to qualify my father as an eligible citizen from which I could be granted Naturalization. This is the same process Ted Cruz must have had to follow. His mother had to be in CONTINUOUS RESIDENCE in the U.S. for 10 years before and after he was born. We shall ask for those records to comb thru them ever so closely. There are already questions of Cruz’s mothers’ whereabouts 10 years prior to his birth. Be assured we on the LEFT will pursue this to the very end and throw a wrench into Mr. Cruz’s plans at the most perfect time. Timing is everything here and pay back is a b-it-ch. He may be stripped of his Naturalization and be asked to report for deportation to his native Canada. That is our goal.

    • catherineinpvb

      Sorry; but Mexico is not Canada. . .and you just wrote all the above on an ‘error’ of assumption. I know this; because I was born in Canada; and had the ‘same’ dual citizenship that Cruz had. Never a problem; and never needed a lawyer – and did not even know; until I turned twenty-one (and never had a problem; getting a passport when I was sixteen.)

      Why not take this energy; and check out Obama’s citizenship. Now, that will take you years. . .guaranteed. BTW; the ‘Tea Party’ is not the Jesus Party; as much as you try to make it. But no question; you
      need a ‘face’ on this to demonize. Sad; when there are real enemies out there; that could be occupying your time; all to making your efforts, far more worthwhile.

      • Duel

        We will see in the end what questions will be asked about the process of Naturalization Cruz did go through. He could not be a citizen of Canada, dual or not to run for Presidency. Maybe someone should call ICE in your case and you may be here illegally.

        Tell me one thing Catherine. Why did Cruz Sr. go thru the process of naturalization 30 years after he was eligible? I will tell you why. Because he wanted the SS and Medicare benefits granted in the USA even to those newly naturalized. That is why my dear lady.

        You are wrong to think the T-Party is not the Jesus Party for they are. Just look at who is in that Party. They are all white folk and evangelicals. We’ll see how IOWA caucuses pans out for the GOP. The most radical right winger and the most evangelical will win that start of the race. That will be only one factor that is bringing down the GOP among many. You don’t relate to the population at large. You have a war on women, you have a war on the youth (they see you as old and staid), you don’t appeal to minorities or those that are not evangelical. Even the business community has come out to help the moderate GOP and not the rabid T-Party. The business community saw in this last round of debt ceiling hostage taking by the RIGHT, that they were just a bit too radical to have around and the US Chamber of Commerce is not re-evaluating their need for you, as is Wall Street in general. You have become the pariah of the RIGHT and hang around their necks like an anchor sinking a ship.

        This is what you have to look forward to Catherine come November 2016…when we elect President Hillary Clinton to office.

        They never saw it coming, BOOM!!…..Stinging defeat for GOP…. ‘we never saw it coming”…… They looked like they got hit by a cement truck. I love watching NBC, ABC, CBS, Univsion, Telemundo and Galavision and other outlets’ footage of those people at Romney headquarters in Boston on election night. They first looked perplexed and confused, then as results from state after state started coming in, concern and a little fear hit them, and hard. Then a freakout panic, then they recovered a bit. But for only a minute for a few minutes later a little sobbing started and then as if on cue right out frustration, anger and wailing out loud. They clutching each other, looking at each other with doom and disbelief in their tearful and crying eyes. More confused than ever, they just looked around as if looking for someone to come save them. Finally dispare, unbelievable dispare crawled onto and gripped their faces tight with contortions. Some sat with their faces in their laps other fell to their knees as if praying and crying out loud. Some screamed, NO, NO, NO!!! Some screamed, Oh my god!!, Oh my god!! Hilarious! I tell you, hilarious!!! I still go there to watch, it feels so good. The sports bar I go to plays it now and again just for the fun of it all. In all the pics of this montage there is not one person of colour sadly to say. There is Korean version that you can tell the commentators are doing everything they can to keep from laughing. Get your tissues ready and stop your whining.

  • bigjulie

    Excellent piece, Daniel! There are many of us out here who have been saying as much for years. It’s part of the rampant self-delusion Republican “leaders” (term used VERY loosely) inside the Beltway use so they don’t have to “man up” and actually call out Obama and his Fellow Travelers for what they are…punks and tinhorn hoods!
    2010 was as bold and hard a slap in the face as a political party could get, yet what do they do instead of learning? “Well, we’ve go to listen to Karl Rove, because he knows…we have to be MODERATE!” BULLSHIT!! Americans who still understand what America is all about are screaming for people like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee! Instead, we have “trusted” Republican “advisors” costing us Senate seats (like Sharon Angle and the lady from Delaware) and with proper support, we could have been rid of Harry Reid!!
    There are so few principled people inside the Beltway any more that the contrast between the Republican eunuchs and these outstanding “rebels” becomes more stark by the day.
    I, for one, would rather see a reformed Republican Party than a third party, but nothing is going to change without some LEADERSHIP in the Republican Party…a commodity that is sadly totally lacking right now.

    • catherineinpvb

      Given what Boehner and Co. are thinking of doing to Mike Lee and offering that Cruz and like-minded, need to be ‘rehabilitated'; it is looking more that Repub Party has hit the plateau of ‘unreconcilable differences’. Meanimte;. . .the clock is ticking; and no real offense; against our proclaimed enemy in Washington; and so no inspiring vision to deal with the ‘thing’ in itself.

  • 20pizzapies

    Why the Tea party and/or Republicans will lose in 2014 by their own devices :

    A Nevada assemblyman said he would vote in favor of legislation allowing for slavery if it was something his constituents wanted him to do.

    Jim Wheeler, a Republican from Gardnerville, was talking to a crowd of Storey County Republicans in August he when said “yeah I would” vote for slavery if that’s what his constituents wanted.

    “If that’s what they wanted, I’d have to hold my nose, I’d have to bite my tongue and they’d probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah, if that’s what the citizens of the, if that’s what the constituency wants that elected me, that’s what they elected me for,” he said. “That’s what a republic is about. You elected a person for your district to do your wants and wishes, not the wants and wishes of a special interest, not his own wants and wishes, yours.”

    Wheeler said today that he believes “liberal” operatives are trying to frame him as a bigot by spreading video of the statement on the Internet.

    • Omar

      Why Occupy Wall Street, Warren Wilhelm Jr. (aka Bill de Blasio) and the contemporary Democrats should lose future elections by their own devices:

      Maxine Waters, Kathy Castor, Charles Barron, Bobby Rush, Luis Gutierrez, Bonnie Raitt, Warren Wilhelm Jr. and other radical left-wing Democrats all support the murderous Castro family dictatorship in Cuba and the despotic Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. They all repeat Communist propaganda in the United States. That’s the reality.

  • 20pizzapies

    Why Cruz will go nowhere :

    Conservative activists compared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to Jesus Christ during an event Friday, earning a chorus of amens from the audience of Iowa Republicans.

    Steve Scheffler, a conservative Christian activist, thanked God for the freshman Texas senator who helped engineer the 16-day government shutdown in his effort to derail the Affordable Care Act.

    He also prayed for more conservative leaders like Cruz who were willing to “be crucified for their belief system,” reported BuzzFeed.

    The Republican establishment, including Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Orrin Hatch, have criticized Cruz for his legislative efforts to defund or delay Obamacare, but tea party activists applaud his stance.

    “Every time one of these guys attacks him, it’s good for him,” said one Iowa Republican operative. “He’s like a superhero. The more bullets that get shot at him, the bigger and stronger he gets.”

    • catherineinpvb

      Funny; Obama playing of the Messiah role; did not hurt him. . .he even played it out with imagery and languge yet. . .they were not calling him the ‘ONE”; for nothing. Why worry about the Christians; when the even ‘non-believers’ go over the top; voting in the man they truly believe is a ‘miracle worker’?

      Ted Cruz will not have a PR company; doing his own logo; nor writing ‘Dear Leader’/or Dear Messiah children songs for Cruz. Unlike; Obama; Cruz will never buy into the ascribed ‘savior narrative’. Obama; on the other hand; could never let it go. . .and think he ‘does believe’ still; so much in himself and his ‘gifts'; but then; what else from a ‘mega-narcissism'; so empowered. . .

      • 20pizzapies

        How childish ! Obama’s “messiah ” designation was generated mainly by TeaBags like yourself . I’ve heard of no Democrat Caucus that presume that title . However Cruz’ own father and better yet a GOP caucus have bowed down before the FOOL FROM TEXAS.

  • Lanna

    Well said Daniel, Some in the GOP have grown soft and want to go to work daily to be legislators, but have forgotten how this nation was built…not on politics but on brains, character, and honor, and a will to serve the people! Conservatives, Tea party members, Conservative Jews, religious groups and small businesses all feel that the Left are the racists…they have targeted these groups with the IRS…you know that street flows both ways……We are not the racists, its Obama who has divided the nation and uses the race card as a leverage tool to demonize the Republicans and pass his agenda….No none should be getting a free ride or free stuff. Ephesians 4:28 “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.”
    Ineptocracy….A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers!!!!! Cruz is a hard worker and a man of principles…something that has been lacking since GW Bush….Obama has promoted laziness…he himself has never physically worked hard for anything!