Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, October 23, 2011

GOP Establishment: He Swings! And Misses Again!

The question is, when do we get to strike three?  The hot shots in the GOP elite and their message boys are really starting to sweat now.  They have pulled out all the usual time honored tricks used in the past to effectively derail any real conservative that dares to step a little too close to the Republican nomination for President.  But just like the great Casey in the old poem, they keep swinging at air balls.  Or like that old Texism says, “They keep a chopping, but there ain’t no chips a flying”.  
They tried to just ignore Herman Cain, didn’t let him get any press.  But to their surprise, the conservative voter is actually engaged for once and paying attention.  Not good news for the Kampaign Karl Roves of the GOP.  So they trotted out the town criers of the Grand Old Party.  The Krauthammers and Kristols went after him on his 999 plan.  (hmmm, notice all the “K”s in the last two sentences?)  Anyway as they walked away with their chests pumped up mightily, sure that the misinformation tool that they had just deployed had driven a stake through the heart of their tormentor, Mr. Rasmussen said “uh….. guys, he just got stronger.

“Not a problem” said the old pro exterminators, “this little bug is just a little more resilient than the others”.  And they reached way back in the shelf for the little can with three X’s on it.  “He hasn't got any political experience” they sprayed across the airwaves.  “He has never won an election in his life”.  “Surely you poor idiot Tea Party folks understand we need a professional politician to unseat Obama”.  And then they sat back, smugly satisfied that they had finally rid themselves of this pest.  But Mr.Gallup pointed to his numbers and to their shock he had gotten stronger still.
Now panic started running through the ranks.  “But he is not socially conservative enough” they screeched.  “Look at the way he answered those vague questions on the  Holy Grail of conservative social topics, ABORTION”!!!!  And then Mr. Cain clarified that he was stanchly anti-abortion and someone pointed to the fact that he gave one million dollars to convince black voters to vote pro-life back in 2006.

“But, but, but, HE IS NOT POLISHED ENOUGH, LOOK AT HOW HE FLUBBED THE QUESTION!!!!!!!” they bellowed.  “WE NEED A POLISHED PROFESSIONAL POLITICIAN AND HE IS NOT SMOOTH ENOUGH!!!”  And the American voter said, “Guys, the fact that he is not a polished politician is what endears us.  We have polished politicians up to our eyeballs and that is why we are in the mess we are in now.”

Dejected, shoulders slumped, the old pros walked back to the dugout.  There is no joy in Mudville, mighty Casey has struck out……….
Hey!  There's no crying in baseball!!!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Another Tea Party? Eh, Not So Much.

So I hear that our old buddy Joe Biden, in a stunning moment of lucidity Thursday, woke up from his coma and compared the Occupy Wall Street protests to the Tea Party protests, proving that he understands neither.   The left is so desperate to have a Tea Party movement of their own, that they will tie themselves to just about anything these days.  Our old buddy Van Jones (remember him?  The communist Green Jobs Czar) even gave a speech on the subject the other day.  I think the left will live to regret that alliance.
In spite of the media’s collusion in this misinformation campaign about the #occupy wall street crowd and their similarity to the Tea Party, the American people are getting wise to these games.  And the dirty smelly hippies on Wall Street are not helping the cause at all.  As with most mobs, anarchy reigns supreme with that bunch and lawlessness ensues.  I have been to several Tea Party protests myself and have yet to see anyone arrested, or any defecating on a police car, or defacing of public property, or smelled any overwhelming body odor.
Perhaps we should explore just exactly what motivates these two groups and who the members really are if we really care to compare them. (which of course the NBC nightly news prefers not to do)

In a past post I discussed what makes up a Tea Party Patriot.  In it I stated “The folks that believe in the constitution, in fiscal responsibility, in common sense foreign policy and that our elected officials should actually honor their oaths of office.”  “They are your Grandmas and Grandpas, your Vietnam veteran uncle, your church going Mom and Dad, your cousin who just got back from a tour in Afghanistan and your preacher.  They are the history teacher you always liked, the owner of the corner market, and the guy who owns the gas station down the road.  They are the farmer, the local pediatrician and the nurse that works in his office.  They are the firefighter, the policeman and the ambulance driver.  In short they are America.  And they represent everything that made America what it is today.  They are the folks that make this country and this economic engine work.  They are not, as MSNBC or CNN would have you believe “Astroturf” bought and paid for by greedy capitalists to throw the proverbial monkey wrench into the gears of “Hope and Change”.  They are not as NBC, ABC and CBS claim, white hood wearing fanatics who oppose Barack Obama because of their seething racism.   They are patriots, that believe in American exceptionalism, the rule of law and that they are blessed to have been born or immigrated to the greatest country in the history of the world.”

Now let’s examine what makes up the average #occupy wall street protestor.  
Average age about 25.  With a very strong sense of entitlement, they went to school (mostly on the taxpayers dime since tuition only makes up about 10% of most college revenue) and got a degree in minority women’s studies and can’t figure out why in the world nobody wants to pay them a six figure salary for that kind of background.  Mom and Dad have given them everything except an understanding of where all that money came from and what it takes to acquire it.  They can’t tell you what it really takes to create a job, (much like most of the democrats on capital hill) but can give you a dissertation on corporate greed and blood diamonds.  They have never held a job of any kind and would be happy to continue that trend for the rest of their days blaming all their woes on Wall Street and demanding that they be paid to sit on their keester for the rest of their lives and occasionally come out to berate the folks that pay for it all and tell us how evil we are.  They expect the 10% of the cost of their education that they financed be paid by us along with 90% we already did.  They seem to be some type of feline I deduce based on their obvious aversion to soap and water.  And they have zero respect for authority, experience, the rule of law, religion or their elders.  In short they are spoiled brats that should have gotten more ass beatings than time outs during their formative years.  In a way I feel sorry for them because someday the reality of life is going to slap them up aside the head and they will of course be the first to perish.  But I guess that kinda proves one part of Darwin’s theory.

The best advice I can give to these wayward dipwads is to listen to GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain.     

Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself!  It's not a person's fault because they succeeded, it is a person's fault if they failed.  And so this is why I don't understand these demonstrations and what it is that they are looking for."