Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The “Haves” the “Have Nots” and the Rest of Us…

The New York Times published an article on 27 November 2011 outlining BO’s election campaign strategy titled, The Future of the Obama Coalition.  If anyone wasn’t convinced of the class warfare and racism that exists on the liberal left, this article surely puts any doubts to rest.  The article makes it clear BO and the Democrats are effectively giving up on the white working class.  Instead, they are focusing their efforts on attracting two groups of Americans: the privileged class and blacks and Hispanics who live in poverty.   

Understanding this campaign strategy helps to explain BO’s policies and why the economic problems this nation now faces are not getting better, but continue getting worse.  This debacle is exactly what the liberals want.  The elitists and privileged class are greased in.  They will continue to benefit from the backroom deals, cronyism, union strong arming, and political favors that they have always profited from.  The poverty class is getting larger with each day BO remains in office as those teetering on poverty, or already living in poverty, continue to suffer from BO’s economic policies. In 2010, experts assessed the suburban poverty rate to be the highest since 1967.

Liberals promise all sorts of entitlement programs and handouts to those living in poverty.  The dirty little secret is none of these programs are meant to get people back on their feet; they are designed to create a class of people wholly dependent on the government, on Democrats, for their daily needs.  Proof of this can be easily seen when one looks at Congressional Black Caucus districts where the average poverty rate is nearly 50% higher than the national average.  Yet the politicians in those districts continue to be re-elected again and again.  Have the poverty rates improved?  No.  So why do the constituents keep voting for the same politicians? Sadly, it’s because the voters bought into the cycle of blame, deny, and stick your hand out. 

In order for the cycle to work, those living in poverty have to believe that someone else is to blame for their lot in life.  It can’t be their fault.  For years, racism has been the liberal mantra for who is to blame.  Next, liberals must convince those in poverty to deny any responsibility for changing their own situation; they must willing put that responsibility in someone else’s hands—the Democrats hands.  Lastly, the liberals want this class to be dependent on entitlement programs and handouts that the Democrats control.  The more liberals control these programs, and the more they convince people they can’t live without them, the more power the liberals accrue.  Thus the cycle is born and eventually an entire segment of the population learns to become subservient and reliant on Democrats.  This is exactly what liberals want, and why BO’s economic policies have done nothing to remedy the problems and have only exacerbated them -- liberals are looking to grow this segment of the population.

Liberals are ushering in a new generation of slackers, blamers and whiners, whom I have dubbed the 
Sick, Lame, And VideogamE” generation—or generation SLAVE.  This new generation has been raised with liberals all too eager to prescribe a pill and deflect responsibility by calling everything a disease or a disorder. This is by far the lamest generation in recent history being plagued by obesity, diabetes, and a multitude of other afflictions which could probably be prevented if people got off the computer, hung up the cell phone, and turned off the videogames.  This generation is either not able to afford college or are graduating college, and needing to pay back student loans, but are not able to find employment.  They are also looking for a scapegoat to blame.  Instead of blaming the professors and academic elites who continually raise college tuitions but provide substandard education, liberals convince these students to protest their responsibility to pay back their loans at all.  Instead of blaming an administration that is openly hostile towards American businesses and the cause for the stagnant economy and loss of job opportunities, liberals point the finger in another direction and the SLAVE generation goes with the flow.  The SLAVE generation is proving all too willing to accept liberal excuses, pop a pill, and expect others to provide them homes, food, and medical care.  As I mentioned before in a previous blog, when the man in the big White House decides what type of home you’ll live in, the amount of food you’re authorized, and the type of medical care you receive—you are a slave.  It’s frightening to me how easily the SLAVE generation is willing to put the shackles on themselves.

BO’s base of supporters is made up of the haves and the have nots.   His base is made up of the 45% of people who didn’t pay any federal income taxes in 2010, and the 1% of the highest earners the have nots don’t think have paid enough taxes.   This is ironic given BO supports the Occupy Movement and the have nots are protesting the greed of the haves.

But who is left?  What’s left are the 54% of the rest of us taxpaying Americans who get up every day and go to work to earn a living, pay our own bills, and feed our own families.  Those of us who take responsibility for making our own dreams come true.  Those of us who don’t want to feed on the table scraps the Master in the big “White House” throws at us, but want to forge our own path and reap the rewards of our own hard work.  Those of us who understand the Constitution guarantees the pursuit of happiness and our own economic success and that pursuit comes with an equal risk of failure and reward. Those of us who understand the Constitution does not guarantee economic equality.

It’s seems BO’s economic policies aren’t merely failing, they are designed to grow the poverty class by decreasing the economic opportunities and stifling job growth resulting in a downgrade of current middle class workers into lower class and poverty level Americans. With this downgrade, liberals, much like drug dealers, are standing by to get these converts hooked on handouts.  Strategically, BO is hoping to exploit the needy as he campaigns for his next election promising their next fix and providing them excuses, scapegoats, welfare, and entitlements.   Democrats would rather the majority of Americans be equal in poverty vice equal in freedom.  In poverty, the liberals have the power. With freedom, we have power over our own destinies.  

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."  ~ Samuel Adams

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Real Inconvenient Truth

Lately I’ve been frustrated at how liberals constantly try to rewrite history.  This is especially frustrating when one considers the overwhelming influence liberals have in the school system due to the control of the unions who work to amass power and collect dues that go right back to – you guessed it-- the Democratic coffers to fund their elections.   Sadly, the rewriting of history goes hand in hand with how the liberal-run mainstream media no longer reports the news, but act as a propaganda wing for the Democratic National Party.  Yet facts are facts, and no amount of irrational, liberal, emotion-based claims can refute the plain and simple inconvenient truth.

Since the birth of the party in the mid-19th century, the Republican Party, or GOP, has a solid record on civil rights.

The Republican Party's first president, Abraham Lincoln, issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.  After the civil war, the Republican-controlled Congress pushed the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution that did such things as: abolish slavery, addressed blacks’ right to vote, and guaranteed equal protection and due process.  After President Lincoln was assassinated, the Presidency fell to Democrat Andrew Johnson who vetoed the legislation. The Republican’s mustered enough votes in Congress to pass the legislation over his veto.  This marks the first time in our young country’s history that Congress had to override a Presidential veto.   In 1865, Democrats throughout the United States established, organized, and ran the Ku Klux Klan.  The Republicans passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

Democrat President Woodrow Wilson introduced segregation into the federal government in 1913.

Republican President Warren G. Harding was elected in 1920 running on a Republican Party platform that called for federal anti-lynching legislation.  Harding also led the push to scrap Wilson’s segregation policy. In 1922, Harding delivered a bold speech in Birmingham, Alabama, calling for black equality and spoke forcefully about civil rights.

In 1957, the Democrat Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, ordered his state's National Guard to prevent the integration of Central High School in Little Rock. In response, Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent U.S. soldiers to the city to escort nine black teens through mobs so they could go to school.

Herbert Brownell Jr., Attorney General under President Eisenhower, and prior national chairman of the Republican Party, introduced the Civil Rights Act of 1957.  Democrat Senator John F. Kennedy and several members of his party voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

In October 1963, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy authorized the FBI to wiretap the telephones of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the man considered the heart and soul of the civil rights movement.

The longest serving member of the U.S. Senate, Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia was not just any card carrying member of the KKK.  He held two of the notorious group’s top leadership positions: “Grand Kleagle” and “Exalted Cyclops”— he was the top recruiter for the KKK and the top officer of his local KKK unit.  The Exalted Cyclops is an elected position, meaning he was the most popular and qualified racist they could elect.

I bring up these inconvenient truths of the past to highlight a few more inconvenient truths.   The biased, liberal media branded the Tea Party Movement as racist with no proof, evidence, or facts to back up the unwarranted allegations. This same media has shown nothing but support for the Occupy Movement, the fringe protest group embraced by Democrats all the way up to Nancy Pelosi and President Obama.

Who else supports the Occupy Movement?  David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the KKK and an unapologetic anti-Semite, joined the fight alongside the Occupy Protestors.  The American Nazi Party released a statement in support of the Occupy Movement.  The Communist Party USA and the "US Border Guard," a fringe element with ties to neo-Nazis and the National Socialist Party, also support the Occupy movement.   It seems to me that Democrats and racists still stand shoulder to shoulder in support of the same objectives.

We have a responsibility to the generations who came before us, and those who will come after us, to recall history from the facts, not from emotion, interpretation, or based on an agenda.  We document history so we can learn from it, not so we can bend it, rewrite it, or conveniently ignore pieces of history for our own gain.  Those of you who perpetuate the lies because of political motivations—shame on you.

Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society. ~ Thomas Jefferson