Some on the left are pointing to this Op-ed from former Bush speech writer Michael Gerson as proof that the “Right” side of the aisle has gone bye-bye. The reason? They point to a section in the column that states…
All those few, however, seemed to be in attendance at CPAC, determined to sharpen an ideological debate. In the name of constitutional purity, they propose a great undoing. Not just the undoing of Obamaism. Undo Medicare and Social Security. Undo the expansive American global commitments that proceeded from World War II and the Cold War. Undo progressive-era economic regulations. Undo the executive power grab that preserved the union. Undo it all –– until America is left with a government appropriate to an isolated, 18th-century farming republic
To my friends on the left, allow me to say, that the majority (98%) of people who refer to themselves as either a “Conservative” or a “Tea Party Patriot” do not want any of that to happen. In fact, more than likely they want to preserve the Welfare/Warfare State we have. They don’t want it expanded, they just want it left alone. Sure you have a few spouting off at the mouth about this program or that program, but when it comes down to it, they will all fall in line with the Republican. No matter what they believe. Case and point: Scott Brown.
I understand that the Left wants to point out the worst elements of the Right. The Right did this through the Bush Regime years, when pointing out the worst of the Left when they would protest the wars. Its politics, I get. But saying all of the attendees believe what Mr.Gerson is writing is a total joke. The only people believing what this column is saying are the Ron Paul folks. As much as I would love to see Dr.Paul become President of this great land, it will never happen.
So please, spare me the theatrics. Your Warfare/Welfare Empire isn’t going anywhere.
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CNN has just released a poll stating that a “Majority think Government poses a threat to citizens’ rights”.
Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.
My first reaction to this poll is to be optimistic, to cheer and yell “it’s about time folks started seeing what the Government is doing!” With the reauthorization of the Patriot Act, Banks and Wall Street becoming one Big Government program and of course this coming health care nightmare. You would think people would be sharpening their pitchforks and making sure they had enough matches to light their torches. And from reading this poll it looks as if people are starting to do just that.
Then a few minutes later after reading this poll I become cynical. I start to think to myself “If a Republican was in charge of the Government, would these same people be saying the same thing?” More than likely not. These same folks cheered on George W. Bush when he was wrecking the Constitution but are angry President Obama is doing the same thing. It’s like these folks have ADD.
“My Team is better than your Team” Mentality that prevails in our political system. When in fact they are both on the same team.
In the mean time, I will be optimistic about these developments. There is no reason to doubt this poll. But I want to see CNN poll these same folks when, say if Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin or Tim Pawlenty becomes President.
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That the Fox is guarding the henhouse, right Big Ben?
Goldman role in Greek crisis probed
The US central bank is looking into Goldman Sachs’s role in arranging contentious derivatives trades for Greece, which helped the country to massage its public finances, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, revealed on Thursday
“We are looking into a number of questions relating to Goldman Sachs and other companies and their derivatives arrangements with Greece,” Mr Bernanke said, apparently referring to Greek currency transactions structured by Goldman.
In other words Big Ben, nothing is going to come of Goldman Sachs’s role in helping Greece become a Third World Country. Just like nothing is going to come of their role in the Bank Bailout. We know why this is, because you, the Federal Reserve, and it’s buddies on Capital Hill don’t want the public to know that the disgusting bankers have been ripping the American people off for more years than some of them can count.
Same old, Same old, in the banksters paradise.
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