The Republican Party Is Losing It
Many things are happening in the world of politics and all of them show just how despondent this country has become. Mike Huckabee announced the other day that he would not run. He did not want to give up his newly found lucrative career with FOX. Trump proceeded to jibe him about his making so much money and building news etc.
Now today, Trump himself has made the announcement that he too will not running for president in 2012. And his excuse, he is not ready to leave the private sector, read that as he does not want to leave his TV show either. He would have bought some fun to the primary season but there was no way he would have won. His remarks are too far off the cuff and his presentations border on the absurd.
Not to be outdone by in the world of outlandish remarks. Newt Gingrich made some rather bizarre statements when he referred to the GOP Medicare plan as “right winged” and is now seemingly supporting the Obamacare that is currently in effect. Based on the story from the Wall Street Journal, Gingrich “backed a requirement that all Americans buy health insurance, complicating a Republican line of attack on President Barack Obama’s health law.”
I find it amazing that he would do such a thing in an environment where the GOP is supposed to be getting back to limited government and fiscally responsible roots that they lost over the years. This certainly will now bode too well for him in the upcoming election season. Expect to see some back pedaling here but realize that its all show since he displayed his hand on how he is really for big government. There is nothing like a neocon showing his true colors early. I sure hope people are listening and watching what is going on.
Then we turn our face toward the current leadership of the Republican Party. Boehner, who is supposedly favored by the Tea Partiers and Libertarian leaners of the GOP, has stated that he is ready to compromise on the raising the debt ceiling. Talk about a slap in the face of the people trying to get things done. So much for listening to the people, as speaker he once said something along the line of “the people have spoken and its time we listen to them”. I guess that means its time to listen so long as it achieves what you want and the hell with what they want.
Compromising won’t do, it is time to solve the problem. The debt limit has already been reached. Geithner, holding true to his word about manipulating funds has begun to maneuver investments of two big government pensions plans in order to allow the government to keep borrowing. Actions have consequences and this move will take these plans into the “unfunded” category. You know; the ones that all the states are having trouble over because of the unions. Well, now it is happening on the federal level.
Playing the fear card he warns lawmakers that if they do not raise the debt limit ceiling by Aug 2 the government will default on its debt. He leaves the painting of a picture of doom and gloom for the future if the ceiling is not raised on time. Boehner plays into the cards as well since he notes that no one in congress or the president are at odds with raising the ceiling and all recognize it needs to be done.
Trying to keep the Tea Party types happy, Republicans have said in the past that they will not vote to raise the ceiling unless Congress and the White House agree to reduce the deficit. With the note today that Boehner is ready to compromise; we can see this is a fallacy. So much for his speech last week saying that any rise in the ceiling must be accompanied by a larger decrease in spending. If all it takes is decreasing spending, why not just stop spending the 40 cents on each dollar we borrow.
This country has gone to the bowels of political correctness and shamed people into non-action. Channel 22 NEWS of Orange, Mass. Reported last week of a civil rights controversy. An 11 year old boy in Butterfield Elementary School drew a picture of the United States flag. His teacher supposedly told him that hanging the picture of the flag would offend another student. He was not even allowed to hang it by his desk in his own “personal space”.
Of course, now the superintendent is doing his little side step to skirt the issue and protect his school. He says that such was never the case and that they recite the Pledge of Allegiance at least once a week and that the young artist had drawn the offending flag during part of the day that did not was not for art class.
Do we know no bounds to the depths we will sink to be politically correct? Oh my goodness, do let allow us to show any patriotism. Who knows where such actions might lead.
The world in which we live; we have gone from being one of the greatest countries in the world to being one of the stupidest. Over the course of the decades we have shun everything that made this a wonderful country to live in. People were proud to live here. People had a chance to better themselves and attain what was once called the “American Dream”. Now we all try to simply survive without the government throwing us in jail.
We have sunk so far that we now allow our government to tell us everything we should do. 2012 is nearly upon us. The new election cycle begins soon. Do not be fooled by the neocons and centrist, unless you are for being a slave of the government. If that is the case, be sure to vote and keep this country down its torturous path.
We have a chance to fix the problems. We can change the course we are on and right this ship to once again be the mighty beacon of light shining for liberty. If you believe in freedom, this is the year you need to make it known. Failure to put the correct people in office in 2012 will ensure our march into slavery.
You are faced with a choice. Plenty of Libertarian leaning people are running. It is time to put them all into office and remove the fear mongering socialist and neocons.
The fate of this country lies in your hands.
Yours in Liberty