Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's time for a new Barry....

It is so easy to simply pick events at random and talk about them as if they were a singular event and not a part of a pattern or series of events.

As an example, there is much to do today about the tragic death of 30 Americans, killed in action in Afghanistan. Of these 30 Americans, 22 are Navy Seals…from the same Seal Unit 6 that killed Osama bin Laden. (it seems that none of the Seals involved in the Bin Laden event were part of the soldiers killed in Afghanistan.)

This was a tragic and horrible event, but unfortunately is the norm in times of war. Stuff happens, people die…it is war.

But can this event be looked at as just an unfortunate event in a war, or could there be more to it?

I believe it was May 2, 2011 when the Liar-in-Chief crowed about killing Osama bin Laden. The world breathed a collective sigh of relief as more details became apparent and it became clear that this villain was indeed dead.

The President wasted no time in getting political points for the event, and made it clear that it was a Navy Seal operation….not just that it was Navy Seals, but it was Navy seal unit 6!

Was that declaration of success at the hands of Navy Seal Unit 6 a possible precursor to yesterday’s events? Can we really take these two episodes individually without at the very least considering that a straight line could be drawn connecting these two dots?

Of course, one would have to believe that somebody in connection with the Taliban was also aware of the exact whereabouts of the Seals, so as to allow for their destruction. Ok…so now we learn that it was a group of Rangers attempting to get a high ranking Taliban that found themselves under enemy fire and pinned down. The seals, of course, rushed to help…and were shot down.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have to think too hard to question whether there may have been a Muslim or Muslim sympathizer who was fully aware of the Seals location, and could pass this information to the Taliban, who are certainly smart enough to lay a trap. You don’t think it could happen? Just think Fort Hood, and ask yourself again whether it could happen!

We don’t know whether that is a realistic scenario for this event….but we DO know that it COULD be.

That fact alone should have been enough for our President to have avoided releasing details of the Unit who got Bin Laden. By doing that he made every member of Seal Unit 6 a target for specific action.

This is a perfect example of drawing a straight line between two dots. It doesn’t matter whether there was a direct link between the Presidents release of that information and the events of yesterday, but there could have been. And that is enough to show that this President lacks any semblance of mental acuity. In fact all intelligence he may have had has well and truly been sacrificed on the altar of campaigning.

We can never take one event in isolation from another as there is usually a cause and effect relationship between even the most innocuous actions.

On the other hand, it is sometimes incredibly easy to see the cause and effect.

On Friday, Standard & Poors, downgraded US credit to AA+. Does this surprise you? If you were caught unaware, then I suspect you haven’t been reading my posts often enough…. J

It is clear that the Administration hasn’t because this seems to have caught them with their pants down. The sight of the administration playing duck and cover has been somewhat entertaining, although very predictable.

The flamethrowers have been brought out and the tea party is set up as the villain in this drama. It was the tea party that caused the delay in successful completion of the debt ceiling negotiations because they simply refused to negotiate and agree with the left.

I fail to see how the approximately 85 tea party candidates who won seats in 2010 can actually prevent the passage of anything. That represents less than 20% of the House….so what prevented the House from passing legislation more agreeable to the left?

What’s that? The Republicans control the House? Yes, indeed they do….but the tea party candidates do NOT control the Republican side of the House.

No…the truth is that the Republicans tried to find a way to reduce spending, keep taxation under control and balance spending in the future through a balanced budget.

While the Democrats presented NOTHING!

Standard & Poors is on record as saying that the reason for the reduction in their rating was that the government has shown it has no real desire to face and resolve the LONG TERM DEBT issue. They indicated back in April that a spending cut of at least $4 TRILLION was needed to prevent a downgrade. They were very clear.

And now the White House is angry at S&P, threatening legal action and all that crap. And S&P did exactly what they said they would have to do if the US government did not take steps to get the long term debt under control.

The Administration’s response to the downgrade is exactly as expected from an organization run by a liar…..

-         divert blame
-         blame Bush
-         intimidate S&P
-         demonize tea party
-         claim no responsibility

SO…you all know that I have no time for this ignorant fool we have as President.

If only we had a president who thinks like this, and was brave enough to say it in public….

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

Wouldn’t you love a President like this?

Unfortunately, you have one.

That was said by Barack Hussein Obama, on 20 March 2006 on the Floor of the Senate, urging Congress not to tolerate an increase that would bring the debt ceiling to $9 trillion.

Can we draw a straight line between Obama in 2006 and the reduction in the Credit Rating on Friday?

Not to hard to see it…even Obama knew it 5 years ago!

So, if our politicians are so quick to play party politics on the back of the American worker, where do we find a leader we can trust?

Reagan was a good man and a fine President. But in these times we need more than what Reagan offered.

We need a man or woman who is willing to speak the truth even when it is unpopular…

Two quotes come to mind that will help us determine when we have found the RIGHT person….

"To my mind the power possessed and exercised by the bureaucrats in Washington represents the most dangerous situation in America. If the wrong man should come along and be elected president, we could see a dictatorship erected almost overnight, and it would stem from Congress' failure to live up to its responsibilities. Because the power held in these bureaucratic agencies is power given to them by the Congress which - and I must tell it like it is - was just too damned lazy to take on the job itself." 

This is the sort of no nonsense, tell it like it is statements we need form our candidate….


“I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size.  I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom.  My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them.  It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden.  I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is ‘needed’ before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible.”

Unless we find a candidate who talks like this, who takes actions based solely on these words, and is unafraid of the bullies on the left, we are doomed to leave our country open to tyranny.

America had a man like this. The man who is quoted above…a Barry of a different sort…

Barry Goldwater lost to incumbent President Lyndon Johnson, 1964, in one of the largest landslides ever.

And yet, Goldwater is now considered to have been instrumental in advancing conservatives, and the libertarian movement.

Goldwater was the right voice…but clearly at the wrong time.

What would happen if a Goldwater appeared today? What would his chance of success be? Have enough people seen the decline in American prosperity under liberal/progressive policies to return to the sound precepts of conservatism? Or have too many people learned to suck at the governments teat, with no intention or desire for the freedom that conservatism promises?

I don’t know the answer to these questions. I do know that more of the same from Republican candidates will get the same result.

It is time for resurgence in conservatism. It is time for a new Goldwater.

In a few hours, the markets will open in New York. Will they collapse like in Israel (6%) or will they thrive based on the great Obama economic recovery?

We all know the answer to that, as we all know that the next rating downgrade is just around the corner.

How long shall we wait before we make it clear that we want a candidate with the strength of Goldwater?


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