de Tocqueville, as well as Jonah Goldberg’s book “Liberal Facism”, should be required reading for anyone who is concerned about where Obama is taking us…whether or not you want to label his agenda “socialist”, “statist” or “soft despotism” is entirely up to you…
What's in a name? It's still the same-old Government-collectivist-we-know-best approach to things.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 14.05.2009 @ 15:50
"What Obama is doing should be opposed with every fiber of our beings."
Then oppose it with every fiber in your being! Stop using some fibers of your being to castigate those who are calibrating their opposition to Obama in ways different from you.
"There are issues of vital importance to almost all Americans that the GOP continues to ignore "
You have a blog. Stop the circular firing squad yourself and bring those issues up - what are they?
It reeks of impotence and intolerance to go around trying to get people to stop saying what they feel about an administration that is the most left-wing in history.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 14.05.2009 @ 13:31
oops, completing incomplete thought in #5:
A guy by the name of Eric Singer has a “Congressional Effect Fund” based on the valid premise that the stock market performs worse .... when Congress is in session. It's vastly outperformed the market this past year.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 14.05.2009 @ 09:39
When you invoke Senator Howard Baker, I thought you'd light into Baker's REAL good idea - have the Congress stop staying in session so danged long.
Here in Texas they have a 6 month session every 2 years - AND THAT'S IT! Those 6 months are frenzy for the lobbyists and lawmakers but it at least hampers the growth of govt by limiting the amount of damage they do to only 6 months worth per 2 years ... Texas has been doing quite a bit better than say Cali or New York, and I am sure the less damage and greater freedom due to limited lege sessions is partly a cause.
A guy by the name of Eric Singer has a "Congressional Effect Fund" based on the valid premise that the stock market performs worse
So a modest proposal:Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 14.05.2009 @ 09:34
1. Congress meets from Jan 3 to Jul 3 ... then STOPS. NO FALL SESSION. Stay out of town for 6 months.
2. Make the budget a 2 year budget (that's how Texas can manage to meet once each 2 years).
3. Cut the number of committees drastically by limiting how many comittees any congress-critter can be on
What #16 said.
And ... maybe we can throw back at the ungrateful boobs the boots of a soldier killed in action defending Iraqi security from the terrorists and insurgents.
All this incident proves is the wisdom of the saying "No good deed goes unpunished"Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 16.12.2008 @ 11:00
"Respectfully, we have no idea how bad the current recession will become."
While true, the claims that this is the 'worst since the great depression' is unwarranted nonsense. Its wrong to have worst-case-assumption... best guess is this will be akin to the 1981-1982 recession ... hmmm, maybe we need a taxcut.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 10.12.2008 @ 01:10
I want America to succeed.
For this reason, I will hold my tongue on foreign policy matters where Obama will have to do right or wrong and we can judge after.
But on domestic policy, America will succeed only if the liberal excesses that Obama and the Democrats in Congress want to implement are curbed or stopped. In other words, I want bad policies to fail and good policies to succeed.
So far, the only really good news from Obama was assurances that windfall profits tax and new taxes wont be raised right away. we still face the threat of CO2 regulation, of illegal alien amnesty, of huge socialized medicine.
The stimulus package is not the worst of the policies, I'd rather the healthcare and CO2 regs as the worst and most damaging to our economy, but even the stimulus will be on balance more bad than good. We cannot afford the debt burden of bailout after bailout. Rep Gohmerts proposal for a tax holiday, while gimmicky, would at least do more good and highlights the expense of this so-called stimulus.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 10.12.2008 @ 01:04
"if McCain’s plan for fixing the financial markets is to grandstand and lash out at the Democrats, then we don’t need him."
McCain has a lot more than that of course, so why the strawman argument???
"As a senator, I've seen the corrupt ways of Washington in wasteful spending and other abuses of power, and as president I'm going to end them -- whatever it takes. I will propose and sign into law reforms to bring tax relief to the middle class and help to businesses so they can create jobs. I will get the rising cost of food and gas under control. I will help families keep their home, and help students struggling to pay for college. I will make health care more accessible and affordable. I will impose a spending freeze on all but the most vital functions of government. I will review every agency of the federal government, improve those that need to be improved and eliminate those that aren't working for the American people. I will confront th e ten trillion-dollar debt that the federal government has run up, and balance the federal budget by the end of my term in office."
PS, I cant believe any Republican worth his salt would vote for pro-liberal-judicial-activist Obama over McCain. McCain voted for Roberts and Alito and Obama voted against both. Judges who merely interpret laws as written is not what Obama wants; he wants judges who will twist the 'living' constitution on behalf of good liberal causes. Our courts will become the horrible playground of the worst types of activist meddlers if Obama starts appointing his kind of judges.
There's either self-deception or ignorance at work among the so-called Obama Republicans.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 7.10.2008 @ 15:49
"His comfort in using lies, evasive commentary, threats, intimidation doesn’t make me confident that his Presidency will be one dedicated to transparency and seeking advice and input from all sides. "
He won't need input from anyone but the left, since they will run the country (first time ever). Obama will have Speaker Pelosi and Harry Reid running the Congress. Conservative voices will be silenced and conservative ideas shunned, and a new day of government intervention will dawn.
Fairness doctrine here we come.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 7.10.2008 @ 15:43
"I hope that we have all been around enough to realize that all politicians are human – they shake a lot of hands, go to a lot of meetings, and talk to a lot of organizers before they get into positions of power. If you look at ANY of them through a fine enough microscope you’ll find some minor unsavory connection."
Practically every person of influence in Obama's life - his parents (Dad was a socialist economist and Mom a leftwing progressive), his teenage mentor the communist Frank David Marshall, academics like Larry Tribe, Ayers, Wright, and the New Party (communist-oriented party), which supported his first campaign - has been extreme and radical.
While he was in Chicago Obama was trained by the top Alinskyian organizers. One mentor was the ex-Jesuit, Greg Galuzzo, lead organizer for Gamaliel.
Regarding Rev Wright, who presided at Trinity UCC where Obama went for 20 years - Obama praised him as his 'mentor' and even titled his second book after a Rev Wright phrase, and praised his amazing sermons ... until it was found out that Wright blamed the ills of the world on "white man's greed", blamed the US for 9/11 "chickens coming home to roost", claimed the Govt created AIDS, etc.
These are not mere acquaintances, these are Obama's references in Chicago.
Obama has no legislative or executive accomplishments of note. All he has to sell is himself - his judgment and capability. By throwing his own mentor and foundation collegues under the bus because they are leftwing extremists, Obama has stripped the last credible reason to vote for him.
He is the ultimate empty suit. He knows nothing and nobody that he won't disown, has done nothing worthy of note, and brings nothing worth putting in the White House.
http://travismonitor.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-left-wing-alinsky-method-product.htmlComment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 7.10.2008 @ 15:40