From the Jaws of Success
Posted October 22, 2010on:
I have taken time out not because I have lost interest in the November elections or what is happening in Washington, but because I really think I have said enough and explained enough and ranted enough. I am now just watching and waiting. The wait isn’t long now and we will know if the Republicans have actually been able to win the two houses of Congress. They certainly should because they have the country with them. Of course the country isn’t with the Old Dog Republicans who are no better than the Old Dog Democrats, but the country is with the new comers from the Tea Party Movement who have chosen to run under the Republican banner rather than forming a third party which has no chance of taking Congress. The problem is the Old Dog Republicans are doing their best to snatch Defeat from Victory again! A prime example is their “Pledge to America”. They should have just kept their mouths shut and let the would be new kids on the block do the talking. What a left over losing bunch of words that thing is. I have wasted my time reading and studying the entire document in hopes of finding. as they say, “some beef”. It isn’t there. What is there is a lot of the same pablum the politicians of both parties seem to believe they can continue to spew out to a sleeping public. Not one of them seems to have gotten the message, not withstanding enumerable town-halls and Tea Party marches all over the country, that the public is awake and that is how and why the Republicans already in Congress and a few of the ones running for Congress will succeed in allowing the Democrats to continue to rape the United States for at least another two years with no barriers to stop them.
The public is concerned about jobs—-yes. But the people are not so dumb as to think that jobs are the reason for the problems our country faces nor will jobs cure the problem. (Communist countries generally have 100% employment.) No, the people know that our nation’s problem is spending! Our problem is politicians on every level of government who have never seen a spending project they don’t just love and the more waste and opportunities for fraud the better they like it because it means they can more easily get their share of the spoils. Our problem is politicians on all levels of government who “know” they know best what is best—-and they do People, they know best what is best for themselves and they are always true to their interests.
Two states are moving rather quickly in the right direction and that is New Jersey and Virginia. New Jersey being the more aggressive of the two but then New Jersey was a bit more mired in Politician Created sludge than Virginia so probably a more aggressive mode is necessary. And, let’s face it, Gov. Chris Christy (whom I love) is the typical big mouth, sarcastic. show off New Jerseyans. ( During our travels Lew and I spend time in New Jersey on two occasions and then agreed never to ever go back because we couldn’t stand the people. Of the lower 48 states and Canada we never encountered more rude, crude and obnoxious people anywhere. The state of Washington came in second but a distant second.) Just had to add that little aside :).
So the Republicans are out singing the same old lame song and lip synching the standard words while never once mentioning the biggest spending of all and the biggest waste of all which are the entitlement programs. (see above about the value to politicians of waste and fraud). After they had gone whole hog forward creating a few more entitlement programs this past ten years.
There was: Senior Drug Program, government motors (GM), government insurance (AIG), government housing (Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac) and government banking (those too big to fail giants that are still cheating and passing around junks mortgages because they are “to big to fail”, after all Uncle told them so. But never allow it to be said a true blue politician would ever take back what they have given! The fact that the country is going bankrupt is no reason to stop spending or take the drastic measure of cutting spending.
So here again we have the Republicans managing to snatch defeat from victory. The only thing that may save the show for the Republicans is if the Democrats so sicken the public with their outlandish ranting lies being broadcast about in their mistaken belief that the Republicans have won this election that they, the Democrats, defeat themselves. BB
PS: Have any of you seen the new commercial about China owning the United States put out by Citizens Against Government Waste? You really should see it. BB