Breakdown of Hillary Clinton’s DNC Speech, Part 2

My primary mission as President will be to create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the United States…
Good, then get out of our way and let our economy do it’s own thing!

From our inner cities to our small towns, from Indian Country to Coal Country.
Was that before or after you told the people in West Virginia that you were “going to put a lot of coal miners out of business?”

I believe that our economy isn’t working the way it should because our democracy isn’t working the way it should.
Our Democracy is working fine, despite Democrat efforts.  The economy isn’t working because the government keeps raising taxes, putting more regulations and tariffs, and tries to tell people what BATHROOM they’re allowed to use!  If you want to know how to help our economy, leave us the f*** alone!!!

That’s why we need to appoint Supreme Court justices who will get money out of politics…
But don’t worry, your $500,000 corporate lectures on Wall Street, and massive pay-to-playmoney in Clinton Foundation will be exempt, because we all know you’re above the law.  Please! The Clintons getting money out of politics is like Santa Claus getting out of the gift-giving business.  If this isn’t the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is.

…and expand voting rights, not restrict them.
Umm last I checked, all adults have had the right to vote since 1920, so I’m not sure what you mean… oh yeah the whole “asking for an id is racist” baloney.  How is requiring voter ID racist?  We already need a license to drive a car (not that you’d know anything about that), buy liquor, board an airplane, and oh yes, get into the DNC.  You are claiming that people of color are not capable of getting photo IDs on their own, which is utter nonsense!  If you really feel that requiring voter IDs is a discriminatory practice, and then claim
Republicans are racist, then you are hopelessly out of touch.  Message to all minorities and people of color:  The Democrats are NOT trying to help you, they are using you and keeping you dependent to advance their cause.  To quote a song by Everclear, “I think you are blind to the fact that the hand you hold is the hand that holds you down.” The Republicans ended slavery, passed the 13th -15th Amendments, and fought for Civil Rights in the 1960s.  I hate to say this but you’ve been misled all your life.  Please again, do some research on this subject, I will have another blog entry dedicated to that.  The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Joe Klaas

I believe American corporations that have gotten so much from our country should be just as patriotic in return.  
It depends on your definition of patriotic.  From the phrasing you seem to equate patriotism to “giving away money.” Ok, I’ll play.  The way the day after the Orlando shooting, while Democrats were standing on their graves and squabbling to meet their gun-control agenda, the “racist” and “hateful” Chick-fil-A restaurant that Democrats love to bash, opened up on a Sunday and delivered free food!  Where were you that day?  Where was the vaunted Clinton Foundation? Americans and American corporations are far more generous than the government any day of the week!  If your definition of patriotic is “give more money to the government”, then I think I’ll pass on patriotism, thanks.

And I believe Wall Street can never, ever be allowed to wreck Main Street again.
Did you give that advice to Goldman Sachs during one of your $500K speeches?

I believe in science. I believe that climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs.
Ok I will concede that clean energy does deserve a look.  But the problem is that you talk about a government solution.  You trash Donald Trump for claiming that only he can solve a problem and then you come back with the government creating good-paying jobs.  First, the government does not create jobs, the “one percent” you like to attack and corporations and businesses do.  Second, if we’ve learned nothing from the Solyndra scandal, it’s that it’s not up to government to pick and choose winners & losers.  Yes we should investigate green energy but if it is so great, and customers want it so much, then free market capitalism, not government control, will take care of that.

I believe that when we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out.  Comprehensive immigration reform will grow our economy and keep families together – and it’s the right thing to do.
There you go with the straw man again!  We have to encourage legal immigration but we are also a nation of laws.  If someone broke into your house, you’d have them arrested and forced out.  Why is that logic so hard to understand?  I don’t care if the burglar had a family, children, or was stealing from you to “get a better life,” he still broke in and stole from you!  This is not about families and children and puppies and unicorns.  If you want to make legalimmigration easier with less red tape I will support that 100%  Democrats love to play the emotion card, they put feelings above logic.  Again, yes the truth hurts, but enforcing our borders is not inhumane.  My grandparents were immigrants escaping the Holocaust.  But they followed the proper process and immigrated legally.  To allow people to come across the border unchecked and then REWARD them with jobs, drivers licenses, public school and healthcare at taxpayer expense, and in-state tuition is spitting in the face of all the brave souls who obeyed the law and did things the right way.  You think you can deceive us with a straw man argument, attaching border security with feelings and emotion.  Liberals are good at that.  When people argue against illegal immigration, something in the Progressive bran omits the word “illegal”, so if you don’t like illegal immigration, ergo you are against all immigration, ergo you are a cold-hearted racist.  But the American people are seeing through that just as they’re seeing through you.

If you believe the minimum wage should be a living wage… and no one working full time should have to raise their children in poverty… join us.
1) The minimum wage was not intended to be a living wage, most of these people are teenagers with their first jobs, or wives earning a second income. 2) Doing so in places like California has already led to job losses.  3) If you’ve made such poor decisions in your life that you are relying on $8 per hour to raise your family, then that’s your fault, and businesses are under no obligation to pay you more simply because you or the government feels you’re “owed it.”  You can be anything you want in America.  If you make sensible decisions stay in school, get an education, work hard and don’t marry and have kids until you can afford it, you will not earn minimum wage for long.  Again if this sounds cold, I’m sorry but it’s the truth and sugar-coating it with rainbows and puppy dogs doesn’t do anyone any good. The difference between Progressives and Conservatives is that we’ll at least be honest with you and will help you rise up if you’re willing to work at it, while the Liberals make excuses for you and keep you dependent.

If you believe that every man, woman, and child in America has the right to affordable health care…join us.
Again this may sound cold, but just because something like college or healthcare is good, does not make it a right.  The definition of a right is “a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way.”  Our rights are things that exist naturally, that come from our Creator, whether that be God, fate, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  Rights can not be given or taken away by another person or government.  Just because something is good, or even necessary, does not make that a right, and the government doesn’t get to decide what rights we have.  Be thankful for that too, because if the government could give you rights, they could also take them away.  So if health care was truly a right, then you would be able to walk into any doctors office at any time and demand to be treated for free. 

If you believe we should expand Social Security and protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions… join us.
Social security is needed in the short term, it has to be there for those near retirement and should be honored.  But it’s insolvent and needs to be phased out, not expanded.  It’s virtually bankrupt already.  Why not give people the money and have it invested in private accounts, that way they control their money, and the government can’t gamble with it or usurp it for pet projects (or… is that your idea?)  The reason you don’t favor that, just like you don’t favor school choice, is that if people are in control of their own retirement savings or their own kids’ schooling, then that’s less control for the government, and as you seem to believe, government knows better than us how to manage our money, our lives, and our kids’ education.

Now, you didn’t hear any of this from Donald Trump at his convention. He spoke for 70-odd minutes – and I do mean odd.
Actually 70 is even.  Sorry, little math joke. 🙂 Ohhhkay moving on…

And he offered zero solutions. You might have noticed, I love talking about mine.
Oh yeah we’ve noticed.  You talk about your solutions and they scare the s*** out of us because they invariably involve trampling on the rights and bank accounts of others, so maybe you’d do yourself (and us) a favor by talking a little less yourself.  I agree Trump is short on solutions, but those who live in glass ceiling houses… (get it, glass house, glass ceiling?  Ok no more jokes I promise).

In my first 100 days, we will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.  Jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology and innovation, small business, and infrastructure.  If we invest in infrastructure now, we’ll not only create jobs today, but lay the foundation for the jobs of the future.
Be wary when Democrats say “invest,” it’s a code word for “spend more taxpayer money.”  I’ve already explained that while these are generally good things, they’re generally handled better by private industries and contractors (and YES that includes road building). Why not?  Anything done by private industry will invariably more quickly and safely and cost-efficient.  Oh but that would upset government union workers so, yeah…

Bernie Sanders and I will work together to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all!  We will also liberate millions of people who already have student debt.
There you go with more government spending when we already have $20 trillion in debt and TWO HUNDRED TRILLION in unfunded liabilities, and you just want to pile on more.  Not to bust your bubble, but just like the immigration issue, just because something is good, doesn’t make it a right, and certainly doesn’t make it free.  And also if you want to truly save students money and actually make college more affordable, how about getting rid of overpaid, underperforming professors who make $200,000 to teach one class on Underwater Feminist Poetry?  How about reining in costs, not building more sports stadiums and fancy facilities, cutting down on administrative bloat by removing some of the onerous federal regulations you put on them?  You know ACTUALLY bring down costs, instead of pretending to do so while just passing the buck to someone else?  In fact, government funded schools will actually make college MORE expensive, because when people aren’t paying for something, they’re not as concerned about the cost.  Maybe if we already had a balanced budget and paid for this without tax increases, we could talk, but Democrats are all about emotion and no actual plans.

Now, here’s the thing, we’re not only going to make all these investments, we’re going to pay for every single one of them.  And here’s how: Wall Street, corporations, and the super-rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes.   Not because we resent success. Because when more than 90% of the gains have gone to the top 1%, that’s where the money is.
Bad Hillary, you stole Saul Alinsky’s idea!
1. Define rich
2. Define “fair”
3. How does the government get off telling people how much they’re “allowed” to earn and keep?
It’s so easy to talk about “spreading the wealth” when it’s someone else’s wealth!  How about chipping in some Clinton Foundation dollars and put your money where your big cackling mouth is?

And if companies take tax breaks and then ship jobs overseas, we’ll make them pay us back. And we’ll put that money to work where it belongs … creating jobs here at home!
How, pray tell, are you going to “make” companies keep jobs at home?  Another example of bold ideas but no solutions.  I don’t like offshoring either but the reason it’s happening is because businesses can’t deal with the overbearing taxes, tariffs, and regulations that the government imposes.  How about easing up, lowering corporate taxes and the jobs will come pouring back in.

But how are you going to get it done? How are you going to break through the gridlock in Washington? Look at my record. I’ve worked across the aisle to pass laws and treaties and to launch new programs that help millions of people. And if you give me the chance, that’s what I’ll do as President.
I’m getting tired now.  Again, we’ve seen your record, and it stinks.

He also talks a big game about putting America First. Please explain to me what part of America First leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado. Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan. Trump furniture in Turkey, not Ohio. Trump picture frames in India, not Wisconsin.
See my above answer.  I think it’s ironic too but if you keep bullying corporate America with taxes and regulations,, you can’t be surprised when they say, “enough of this s*** I’m going overseas.”

The choice we face is just as stark when it comes to our national security….
STOP!!!  You are the last person to talk about national security, being reckless with sensitive data on private email servers (and lying about it to the government) all for your personal convenience.  If Americans had their druthers, you’d be delivering this speech from a prison cell, so don’t lecture us about national security.

No wonder people are anxious and looking for reassurance. Looking for steady leadership. You want a leader who understands we are stronger when we work with our allies around the world and care for our veterans here at home. Keeping our nation safe and honoring the people who do it will be my highest priority.
I’m looking for a leader who respects our laws and Constitution.  So far you’re 0 for 2.

Well, I’ve had the privilege to work closely with our troops and our veterans for many years, including as a Senator on the Armed Services Committee.  I know how wrong he is. Our military is a national treasure. 
I think our troops and veterans would honestly wish you to stay away.  If you care about veterans so much, why is the VA in such a sorry state, and why did you hang four brave souls out to dry in Benghazi?!  You are a sick woman.

We entrust our commander-in-chief to make the hardest decisions our nation faces. Decisions about war and peace. Life and death.
And how to store sensitive data.  No I won’t go away on this issue because you don’t seem to be.

A president should respect the men and women who risk their lives to serve our country – including the sons of Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, both Marines.
…but evidently not including Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty, or the members of Seal Team Six.

And if we’re serious about keeping our country safe, we also can’t afford to have a President who’s in the pocket of the gun lobby.
What about the pockets of Goldman Sachs?

I’m not here to repeal the 2nd Amendment.I’m not here to take away your guns.  I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.
And who should decide who should and shouldn’t have a gun?  You?  What part of “shall not be infringed” do you not seem to get?

You heard, you saw, family members of people killed by gun violence.  You heard, you saw, family members of police officers killed in the line of duty because they were outgunned by criminals.
Outgunned by Black Lives Matter and/or ISIS operatives who the President continues to praise and support.

I refuse to believe we can’t find common ground here.  We have to heal the divides in our country.  Not just on guns. But on race. Immigration. And more.  That starts with listening to each other. Hearing each other. Trying, as best we can, to walk in each other’s shoes.
The only divides in this country are the ones you and Obama are creating!  And when was the last time you truly walked in someone else’s shoes or understood the American people.

So let’s put ourselves in the shoes of young black and Latino men and women who face the effects of systemic racism, and are made to feel like their lives are disposable.
So first, we are divided, and your solution is to divide us more?  Systemic means “of or relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part.”  If you can find ONE law at a national, state, or local level that has racism as its intended purpose, I will vote for you.  I’m not really worried.

Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of police officers, kissing their kids and spouses goodbye every day and heading off to do a dangerous and necessary job.  We will reform our criminal justice system from end-to-end, and rebuild trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
If you really gave a rat’s behind about police officers, you’d stop persecuting them and let them do their job!

And we will stand up against mean and divisive rhetoric wherever it comes from.
Do you have any examples of divisive rhetoric (that aren’t coming from Obama, Loretta Lynch or Eric Holder, of course)?

So enough with the bigotry and bombast. Donald Trump’s not offering real change.
Some people (understandably) have concerns about Trump because we never know what he’ll do.  The problem with you, Mrs. Clinton is that we DO know what you will do.  Your record (or lack thereof) tells us all we need to know about a Clinton administration.  And it scares the s*** out of us!

Breakdown of Hillary Clinton’s DNC Speech, Part 1



Ok, I actually watched the whole thing live (had the vomit bag handy just in case).  I couldn’t just let Hillary Clinton’s DNC acceptance speech go by without giving some “friendly” feedback.
Part 1 Below, Part 2 here.
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America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship.

Because of President Obama’s leadership, we have ballooning national debt, more racial divide than ever, and terrorist organizations like Black Lives Matter being invited to the White House and praised.

Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. You’ve put economic and social justice issues front and center, where they belong.

What the heck is “Social Justice” anyway?  One of those words that you throw around and people think, “uuh, that sounds good.” According to Wikipedia, “justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.” So you think the government should distribute wealth and privileges or decide who gets what?  Guess what, any American can be anything they want to be, and earn what they want to earn.  Social Justice is just another word for Socialism and government control. 

And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I’ve heard you. Your cause is our cause.

My cause is more freedom and liberty, and a return to Constitutional values.  Yours is achieving a Socialist utopia.  Our causes couldn’t be further apart.

My friends, we’ve come to Philadelphia – the birthplace of our nation – because what happened in this city 240 years ago still has something to teach us today.

Yes this is true, but I don’t think you’re learning it.  This event you speak of was 13 colonies trying to escape British tyranny, you’re trying to create American tyranny. Stop pretending you care about the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.  You haven’t shown that once.

Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders, there are no guarantees. It truly is up to us.

Yes and you and Obama are the ones doing the fraying, trying to divide the country by race and class and pit one against another. 

He’s betting that the perils of today’s world will blind us to its unlimited promise.  He’s taken the Republican Party a long way…from “Morning in America” to “Midnight in America.”  He wants us to fear the future and fear each other.  We will rise to the challenge, just as we always have.
Look I have some concerns about Donald Trump, I’ll admit.  But don’t pretend like you used to be so impressed by the Republican party.  You know, the ones with the “vast right-wing conspiracy” against your lying philandering husband?

We will not build a wall.  Instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good paying job can get one.
We already have that economy if government would just get out of the way, lower taxes and regulations, and stop interfering!  That’s what Reagan did and we had a decade of economic growth.  Just let businesses do what they do best and stop pretending like you have any clue how the economy works.

And we’ll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy!
No no no, don’t even go there.  Yes there are many immigrants who do contribute well to our economy, and yes diversity and immigration DOES make us stronger as a nation.  However I sense an “open borders” argument here.  I know you don’t have much respect for the law, Mrs. Clinton, but we can have immigration, we just have to be careful who is coming in, and not reward people for breaking the law.  We welcome immigrants from all countries and religions but we are a nation of laws, and shame on you implying that open borders corresponds to justice.  They’re just the opposite – a slamming of the door in the face of those brave immigrants who follow the rules!

We will not ban a religion. We will work with all Americans and our allies to fight terrorism.
I agree the call to ban all Muslims is bigoted, and we should never ban anyone on religion alone.  But part of fighting terrorism is to make sure that no terrorists are coming across our borders.  Again, we lock our doors at night for a reason, right?  It’s only common sense to keep track of who’s coming and going.  National security is NOT racism.

There’s too much inequality.  Too little social mobility.  Too much paralysis in Washington.
The paralysis in Washington is the fault of BOTH sides of the aisle.  There’s plenty of equality and social mobility.  You make the same mistake as most liberals, mixing up equality vs. equity.  We all have equality of opportunity and equality under the law (unless your name is Clinton and you’re reckless with government documents, but I digress).  When you say “equality” you’re really referring to “equity”, as in forcing equal outcomes.  While there is some luck that plays into everything, people who have less money or social status have only themselves to blame.  Sometimes the truth hurts.  Some people are smart and win, others are careless and lose (unless their name is Clinton and we’re talking about government emails).  We are what we make ourselves, and the rich don’t “owe” the poor a single cent just because they have it.

Too many threats at home and abroad. But just look at the strengths we bring to meet these challenges.  We have the most dynamic and diverse people in the world. We have the most tolerant and generous young people we’ve ever had.
Yes we do, we are dynamic, diverse, and our youth are tolerant and generous.  Unfortunately the Democrats are only tolerant about ideas matching their own, and you are taking the generosity of youth and twisting it to your own purpose.  You put Muslims up on a pedestal but when Christians are forced to cater a same sex wedding they’re suddenly bigots.   Hillary Clinton, the Queen of Double Standards.

We have the most powerful military.
No thanks to Obama who has been decimating our military in recent years.  Our military spending is at its lowest since World War II.

The most innovative entrepreneurs.
Oh now entrepreneurs are good?  I thought they “didn’t build that?”  Entrepreneurship is good, and if your government could get out of the way they’d be even better.

Troops on the front lines.
You mean like the ones in Benghazi you hung out to dry?

Police officers and fire fighters who run toward danger.
Who our own President goes to their funerals and claim that they are the problem.

Americans don’t say: “I alone can fix it.” We say: “We’ll fix it together.”
The problem is, that when you say “we”, you mean the government.  Yes we fix problems together, helping each other, but it doesn’t take government to do that.

Remember: Our Founders fought a revolution and wrote a Constitution so America would never be a nation where one person had all the power.
Ok I lost the bet.  I wagered that you wouldn’t say the “C” word, my mistake.  Too bad you never pay attention to it.

Look at what happened in Dallas after the assassinations of five brave police officers.  Chief David Brown asked the community to support his force, maybe even join them.  And you know how the community responded?  Nearly 500 people applied in just 12 days. That’s how Americans answer when the call for help goes out.
Yes, Americans answer.  Think the government is a part of that?  I got one word.  FEMA.  And by the way, how’s police recruiting going in Baltimore?  When people riot against police and four officers are unjustly prosecuted in a witch hunt led by Black Lives Matter, because if a black American is shot by a white person, it’s automatically racism, while many times that number of black-on-black crime goes uncovered.

20 years ago I wrote a book called “It Takes a Village.” A lot of people looked at the title and asked, what the heck do you mean by that?
Well this is just a guess, but I’m betting that individuals are not capable of raising their kids, they must be done so by the community because the government knows better than them.  I’ll remember that next time Michele Obama designs an “approved” meal plan for our kids.

None of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community or lift a country totally alone.
Not totally alone, but again, as soon as you say “we”, you’re inferring more government. We need to do these things together, but we succeed in spite ofgovernment effort, not because of it.

Where you can get a good job and send your kids to a good school, no matter what zip code you live in.
If you were serious about that, you’d favor school choice, charter schools & vouchers, or you’re just assuming all public schools are hunky dory.  The rich can afford private schools, yet you’re against charter schools and vouchers, which would most help the poorer families you claim to stand with.

Now, sometimes the people at this podium are new to the national stage. As you know, I’m not one of those people. I’ve been your First Lady. Served 8 years as a Senator from the great State of New York.  I ran for President and lost. Then I represented all of you as Secretary of State.  I get it that some people just don’t know what to make of me.
(I’ve been waiting for this one, where do I start?) Oh we know you quite well, that’s the problem.  You have been in public service for 24 years and have accomplished NOTHING.  We know about Whitewater, Travelgate, the bullying attitude in the White House and towards Bill’s lovers.  We know about your blunder in Benghazi, the cover up “video” excuse, your pay-to-play with foreign governments, and then hiding all that information on a private email server, exposing top secret documents to hostile governments, putting our troops’ lives and our nation’s security at risk for your own personal convenience and to avoid the government finding out.  We know all about you, Hillary.  And THAT’S your problem!

But my job titles only tell you what I’ve done. They don’t tell you why.  The truth is, through all these years of public service, the “service” part has always come easier to me than the “public” part.
Service to your slush-fund of a foundation, and to your own bank account.

It’s true… I sweat the details of policy – whether we’re talking about the exact level of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, the number of mental health facilities in Iowa, or the cost of your prescription drugs.
Call me picky, but I’m much more concerned with top-secret government documents exposed to our enemies than I am with water in Flint, MI.  I’m curious, do you, as you say “sweat the details” of 18 U.S. Code 793f?? “Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document… relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed… and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”

Over the last three days, you’ve seen some of the people who’ve inspired me.  People who let me into their lives, and became a part of mine. People like Ryan Moore and Lauren Manning.  I was still thinking of Lauren, Debbie and all the others ten years later in the White House Situation Room when President Obama made the courageous decision that finally brought Osama bin Laden to justice.
First of all, those were the Navy SEALs and intelligence gathered by GW Bush that brought bin Laden to justice.  Second, I wonder if you were also thinking about Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty when your reckless inaction and illegal gun running operation hung them out to dry and got them killed?!  Oh I guess that doesn’t fit your narrative.  Sorry for asking.

I will be a President for Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.  For the struggling, the striving and the successful.  For those who vote for me and those who don’t.
Yes because you’ve been proven to be a centrist who reaches across the aisle when you… wait refresh my memory what was it that you accomplished again?  Oh right, marrying your trophy husband, using his Presidency for your personal gain, threatening his mistresses, and acting like the bitch you are in front of Secret Service.  Sorry, overlooked that one.

Tonight, we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union:  The first time that a major party has nominated a woman for President.
Sure we’ve come far.  100 years ago a woman couldn’t vote.  But you seem to be confused.  While it would certainly be “nice” to have a woman president, that does not mean we MUST elect the first woman that comes along regardless of her accomplishments, or in your case, lack of them.  Stop playing the gender card.  I’d wager that if Carly Fiorina won the Republican nomination, you would NOT be saying the same thing about her, so stop pretending you’ve broken a glass ceiling.  Margaret Thatcher was the first British Prime Minister and she didn’t get into celebrating herself, she came in and got the job done.  Electing you would be a good thing, not BECAUSE you’re a woman, but because of your ideas and accomplishments.  Frankly your ideas suck and your accomplishments are nonexistent.

So let’s keep going, until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves.
Every woman and girl ALREADY has that opportunity.  They have for 100 years.  By the way, since you’re apparently so into history now, did you know that the 19th Amendment (women’s sufferage) was OPPOSED by Democrats including then-President Woodrow Wilson?  In the House of Representatives, only 58% of Democrats voted for it, compared to 90% percent of Republicans? Another fun fact, out of the nine states which refused to ratify, eight of them had Democrat-controlled legislatures, so please get off your high horse, and don’t pretend that the Democrats are the party of women and minorities.

Now, I don’t think President Obama and Vice President Biden get the credit they deserve for saving us from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes.  Our economy is so much stronger than when they took office. Nearly 15 million new private-sector jobs. Twenty million more Americans with health insurance. And an auto industry that just had its best year ever. That’s real progress.  But none of us can be satisfied with the status quo. Not by a long shot. We’re still facing deep-seated problems that developed long before the recession and have stayed with us through the recovery.
First, Obama has doubled our national debt (which you now want to add to), our economy is barely crawling along at 2% growth.  20 million more under Obamacare?  How many have lost their health insurance because their plan wasn’t “approved”, or are facing higher rates with less service, or men being forced to buy plans covering pap smears, or religious employers being forced to cover birth control and abortion?  The economy and Obamacare have been utter disasters and the public knows it.  According toGallup, the majority of Americans disapprove of ACA, finding it “expensive,” “disruptive”, and a “power grab.” If you’re trying to cling to Obama’s coattails, you’re picking the wrong man (you know, like you did 45 years ago).

I’ve gone around our country talking to working families. And I’ve heard from so many of you who feel like the economy just isn’t working.  Some of you are frustrated – even furious.  And you know what??? You’re right. It’s not yet working the way it should.
Hold on, you literally just said that “Our economy is so much stronger than when they took office.”  The first step is to admit you have a problem.  Now, kindly inform us who’s been in the White House for the last eight years.

Democrats are the party of working people.  But we haven’t done a good enough job showing that we get what you’re going through, and that we’re going to do something about it.
It’s not enough to say that you’re more with working people than Republicans, you have to actually back up your word.  Then again when you have no record to run on… yeah I guess I’d play point-the-finger too.  But I digress – you are so right, you haven’t shown enough, so why haven’t you, especially after eight years of White House control?  But then again, you do not get us at all.  It’s hard to feel the pain of everyday Americans from a mansion called “White Haven”, along with a nice carpetbagger headquarters in Chappaqua.  Yeah, you charge six-figures for a single lecture at Goldman-Sachs and haven’t even driven your own car since 1992 but you really understand Americans. 
 
Democrats are the party of the KKK, segregation, and racial divide.  I’m deeply sorry, Hillary fans, I can’t blame you for voting for a party that says it’s going to give you wonderful things, not realizing that they have no way of making them come true.  It’s nice to feel cared for, but you can take care of yourself, there’s plenty of opportunity for everyone out there, you don’t NEED them.  Break your proverbial chains and be free! It’s not pleasant to be lied to for so long, but at least you found out the truth before you actually voted for these people.  The Democrats have pulled the wool over your eyes for almost 200 years.  I beg you, don’t take my word for it, do your own research, get on Google and learn for yourself.

Continued in Part 2…

Liberal Hypocricy

LIBERAL HYPOCRISY
 
+ Insisting on raising taxes on “the rich” even though history has proven that lower taxes lead to job growth, and the fact it’s been proven that even taking every penny over $250,000 wouldn’t cover our budget for one year. The argument is purely emotional not logical. What exactly is the “fair share” of someone’s income that he’s earned that he should be able to keep? Also a Pew Research study shows that “people with adjusted gross income, or AGI, above $250,000 paid just over half (51.6%) of all individual income taxes, though they accounted for only 2.7% of all returns filed”
+ The “Black Lives Matter” and other social justice warriors that feel they need to be protected from speech that they don’t agree with, even when the First Amendment guarantees free speech. They march and protest saying their voice needs to be heard but as soon as the other side tries to speak they get shut down.
+ Insisting on raising the minimum wage when it would clearly cause loss of jobs in the economy. A minimum wage raises salaries for some workers at the cost of putting other workers out of jobs entirely. What’s the acceptable ratio for that? For every 10 people who get a higher salary, how many are you willing to see lose their jobs?
+ Fighting Voter ID claiming racism, when it has nothing to do with race. Logic dictates that you need an ID to buy liquor and get on an airplane, it’s not that hard to get ID regardless of race or income.
+ If you believe we have a “right” to things like health care, food, shelter and a good education, then doesn’t that also mean you believe we also have a right to force other people to unwillingly provide those things at gunpoint?
+ Are you pro-choice or pro-abortion? If it’s pro-choice, do you feel people should be able to choose to have an assault weapon, what kind of light bulb they use in their house or whether they’d like to put their Social Security funds into a private retirement account, or choose where their children go to public school?
+ Claiming that Republicans are hurting the economy when the poorest and most crime ridden cities (Detroit, Baltimore) have had overwhelming Democrat control for decades.
+ How can you oppose putting murderers to death and be fine with killing innocent children via abortion?
+ The gender wage gap myth: If firms can get by with paying women 72 cents on the dollar for the same quality of work as men, then why don’t we see any firms with all female labor forces using those lower costs to dominate the marketplace?
+ If you believe we have a “right” to things like health care, food, shelter and a good education, then doesn’t that also mean you believe we also have a right to force other people to unwillingly provide those things at gunpoint?
+ How can you simultaneously want a big government that will make decisions that have an enormous impact on the lives of every American while also saying that the character and morals of our politicians don’t matter?
+ What exactly is the “fair share” of someone’s income that he’s earned that he should be able to keep?
+ Why is it that time and time again, revenue paid to the treasury has GONE UP after we’ve cut taxes?
+ Are you pro-choice or pro-abortion? If it’s pro-choice, do you feel people should be able to choose to have an assault weapon, what kind of light bulb they use in their house or whether they’d like to put their Social Security funds into a private retirement account?
+ If corporations are so awful, greedy and bad for the country, then shouldn’t we be celebrating when they decide to close their plants here and move overseas?
+ How can liberal economists like Paul Krugman be right when they claim that our economy isn’t doing well because we aren’t spending enough money when we’re already running massive, unsustainable deficits and spending is going up every year?
+ Since we “all agree” with the idea that our level of deficit spending is “unsustainable,” what would be wrong with permanently freezing federal spending at the current level until we balance the budget by increasing revenue, cutting spending or some combination thereof?
+  In a world where people can easily change states and can, with a bit more difficulty, permanently move to other roughly comparable parts of the globe, do you really think it’s feasible over the long haul to have a tax system where 86% of the income taxes are paid by the top 25% of the income earners?
+ A minimum wage raises salaries for some workers at the cost of putting other workers out of jobs entirely. What’s the acceptable ratio for that? For every 10 people who get a higher salary, how many are you willing to see lose their jobs?
+ The earth has been warming and cooling for thousands of years with temperature drops and increases that are much larger than the ones we’ve seen over the last century. Since we can’t adequately explain or model those changes, what makes us think we can say with any sort of confidence that global warming is being caused by man?
+ We live in a world where people have more choices than ever before in music, entertainment, careers, news sources and what to do with their time. Shouldn’t government mirror that trend by moving towards federalism and states’ rights instead of centralizing more and more power in Washington, DC?
+ If people in the middle class aren’t willing to pay enough in taxes to cover the government services that they use because they don’t think it’s worth the money, shouldn’t we prune back government to a level people do feel comfortable paying for in taxes?
+ If firms can get by with paying women 72 cents on the dollar for the same quality of work as men, then why don’t we see any firms with all female labor forces using those lower costs to dominate the marketplace?
+ We have to pay taxes and obey Obamacare because “it’s the law,” but regarding illegal immigration, immigrants don’t have to follow the law because the law is broken?
+ Why do you tout scientific “evidence” when referring to global warming, yet ignore biological evidence when you want gender fluidity.
 
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Liberals believe that…
…it’s impossible to come to any sort of reasonable compromise with conservatives on anything, but that we can fix our problems with nations like Iran and North Korea by just sitting down and talking things out.
…we’ve all got to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint to save the planet. Yet, liberals like Al Gore live in big mansions and fly around in private jets while still maintaining their credibility with their fellow environmentalist libs.
…we definitely need to have higher tax rates in this country. Yet many of Obama’s nominees and cabinet members, including the Secretary of the Treasury, don’t pay their taxes as is — and liberals are okay with that.
…guns should be banned! Yet, while they want to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding Americans who live in dangerous neighborhoods, they believe liberal celebrities like Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell should be able to hire armed bodyguards.
…they’re the ones who really care about educating children; yet time and time again, they support policies that hurt our kids, but help their political allies in the teachers’ unions.
…running deficits are bad! After all, liberals ceaselessly took credit for the budget being balanced during the Clinton years and attack Bush for his profligate spending, right? Yet, despite the fact that Obama is running an unsustainable deficit so large that it threatens the future of the country, liberals are perfectly fine with it.
…college campuses are supposed to be places of learning and intellectual openness, but they approve of conservative speakers being attacked and shouted down.
…they’re gay-friendly even as they work to out gay Republicans and they often accuse the Republicans they hate the most of secretly being gay.
…they’re the ones who are champions of free speech, but liberals want to silence their most effective critics on talk radio via the Fairness Doctrine.
…they’re the ones who really want to stick to the Constitution. Yet, liberals buy into a “living Constitution,” which is nothing more in practice than substituting your personal opinion for what’s actually in the Constitution.
…it was terrible for George Bush to detain terrorists indefinitely, to use extraordinary rendition to send them to other nations, and to withhold more photos of what happened at Abu Ghraib — but, when Obama did the exact same things, few liberals had anything to say about it.
…we have to move away from sources of energy like oil, coal, and nuclear power towards what they believe are more eco-friendly power sources like wind power. Yet, whenever anyone tries to build a wind turbine, it’s almost always a liberal that attempts to stop it — just as Ted Kennedy did because he was afraid his achting view might be spoiled if the ideas he championed were put into practice.
…they’re courageous for speaking out against Republicans while Hollywood and the media cheer them on, but when the time comes to speak out against the abuses of radical Muslims, they’re terrified into silence.
…when someone despises America, we need to ask, “What have we done to make him hate us?” — but, when someone despises liberals for what they’re doing to the country, they conclude that person must be ignorant, bigoted, or evil.
…it’s morally abhorrent to put a serial killer to death, but that a mother killing her baby via abortion is merely a “choice.”
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An analogy for “just tax the rich”

Here’s an analogy that should make sense to the “Feel the Bern” Millennials.

Suppose you were taking a class and worked very very hard, giving up weekends, parties, and earned a 95% average. But the class average is 70% because many of your classmates have been partying, missing class, and goofing off and are thus failing the class.

Suppose then the professor announces one day that it’s not fair that some are passing and others are failing and so out of “fairness” he just assigns everyone a 70%. Would that be fair to you, to work your butt off for a high grade just to have the professor “reallocate” 25 of your points to those who didn’t work for it?

In this analogy, the capitalist answer is, “Let’s try to help those with under 70 averages. Let’s hire tutors, work with them, help them pull themselves up so that everyone can get a 95.” Yes some people are born smarter than others, some have learning disabilities, but instead of inflating their grades we should help them, because even with these inequalities they CAN achieve anything that the top students achieve, even if they have to work a little harder for it.

The Socialist answer is, “We need to force equal outcomes to make things fair. Instead of having the “have-nots” raise themselves to equality, we’re going to force equal outcomes by REALLOCATING and REDISTRIBUTING the points so that everyone can feel good about themselves.” (except of course the ones who just had 25 points chopped off their grade).

I don’t want to live in a country where things that I work hard for aren’t valued, where the government can simply take my money for no other reason than some Washington bureaucrat has decreed from on high that I “make too much,” while the Hillary Clintons of this world walk around in $50,000 pantsuits and live in $10 million dollar homes claiming how much they “stand with the middle class.” Because if government has the money, then they have control. If the government pays for your college, your doctor, your insurance, then the next step is to tell you where to go to college, and what doctor to see. That is not an America I want to live in.

Obama and Black Lives Matter: Deady Together

Obama and Black Lives Matter: Deady together

As the constant flow of police assassinations continue to build, our President refuses to see (or doesn’t care) that he has blood on his hands.  These killings are being not just condoned, but caused by a President who, far from leading us and allowing law enforcement to crack down, has encouraged them by hosting and meeting with Black Lives Matter, and then would rather put the blame on some non-existant systemic racism, and say that the violence will continue.  YES IT WILL, MR. OBAMA, AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT!  Black Lives Matter is nothing but radical terrorism disguised as racial tolerance, and when the public sees Obama backing them, they assume that BLM is right and cop killers take that as a green light for further violence.

Our President instead responds by lecturing us about our own race relations, then hijacks a police funeral to advance his political agenda, laying the blame not on a dangerous movement that calls for the killing of cops, a group that he has stood by and invited to the White House, but has the nerve to blame our justice system, saying that this is due to invisible race present in our society.  Obama’s ignorance is making race relations worse, he is only fueling the fire by making racially divisive speech.  While Obama is not directly responsible for these shootings, he is creating an environment that leftist groups are twisting into an excuse to kill whites and police. Obama turns to the  American people and lecturing that WE need to “soul search” and that “we’ve all felt” racism, and it’s easier to get a gun than a book.  Really??!!


“But America, we know that bias remains. We know it, whether you are black, or white, or Hispanic, or Asian, or native American, or of Middle Eastern descent, we have all seen this bigotry in our own lives at some point... No institution is entirely immune, and that includes our police departments. We know this.” Note that he made these remarks at a funeral service for the police officers in Dallas!
Why are his approval ratings improving?  Because we, as a people see him as a uniter, despite the fact that Obama’s blaming the police and hijacking a funeral for his own political gain!  And for the media to call Obama out on this would run against the pro-Obama narrative.  Because if we have racial harmony, then Obama can’t exploit this to proclaim himself  “the great uniter” and work in his nationalized police agenda. We need to wake up and start paying attention to what our leaders are doing and saying.  As the Everclear song goes, “I think you are blind to the fact that the hand you hold is the hand that holds you down.”

Our President is anything but a leader.  A true leader firmly condemns such actions, tells us that people can think whatever they want, condoning or commit violence is unacceptable under any circumstances, instead of giving legitimacy to them.  You’re allowed to feel that racism exists, but you are not allowed to voice your opinions with guns.  And notice that when blacks are killed, it’s due to gun violence but when white cops are killed, suddenly the gun agenda goes out the window.  Then he tries to tell US that our SOCIETY is the underlying cause. 

Why do we tolerate this type of ignorance and divisiveness from someone who is SUPPOSED to be LEADING us instead of BLAMING us?  His open tolerance of Black Lives Matter and the Muslim Brotherhood only puts blood on his own hands.  This pathetic excuse for a leader is not willing to admit that his tolerance of hate groups is only fueling the fire.  The only way we’re ever going to heal this problem is by going after those responsible, stop blaming the police, and not giving in to thug groups whose only message is hate and violence.  As a result, good people are going to leave law enforcement because they cannot continue to work in a system where their own President is not behind them, where their President hijacks the funeral of dead cops and accuses the justice system of being racist, in front of the cops’ families!  BThey’re going to say screw it, and then Obama’s plan will be to blame them and call in martial law.

When same sex marriage was legalized, the White House was lit up in rainbow colors.  When 5 cops were killed in Dallas, the White House refused to light the house in blue.  This, and Obama’s comments in Dallas show us that the man is a disgrace to America who has no respect for local law enforcement.  So inner city police start leaving, crime continues, the followers of radical left organizations take advantage of these things to kill more cops, and the vicious cycle continues because our President will not act like a leader.  The public begins to opt in to “Hands up don’t shoot” because they don’t see our leaders putting those lies down for what they are.

Racism is always unfortunately going to be around, but let’s all fight it together using common sense and going after the real enemy, instead of blaming our problems on racial rhetoric that only divides us further.

Black Lives Matter is about policing free speech.

 

black lives matter diversity

As I stated in another post, the only goal of “diversity” and “inclusion” movements seems to be what the social justice warriors and Black Lives Matter define it.  They claim to be all about diversity, but if that were really their goal, they’d champion all types of diversity and not just artificially increasing the quantity of people of color without any regards to statistics, qualifications, and other matters.
A few months ago,  a speech made by columnist Ben Shapiro at Cal-State Los Angeles was protested to the extent that students wishing to attend had to literally be snuck in through a back entrance, and attendees were advised that their safety would be at risk, requiring Mr. Shapiro to be escorted out with a police detail.
Here’s the hypocricy, that we have a clear double standard for freedom of expression.  The leftist groups like Black Lives Matter are fully in support of free speech, inclusion and acceptance… as long as those statements agree with their own philosophy.  These people are so inclusive and tolerant that when someone presents a logical counter-argument, their response is to try to shut the person up and prevent others from hearing him.
The University of Missouri has been a disaster showing what happens when an honest conversation about diversity and race relations leads to the inmates taking over the asylum.  It’s one thing to have a conversation, but then that leads to political correctness, wanting to shut down opposing views, then violent opposition to free speech.  As a result, they’ve had falling enrollment because their administration cannot put their foot down and stop giving in to leftist activists who want everything other than free speech.  It even got so bad as the Mizzou police asking people to literally call the police if they hear something that hurts their precious little feelings.  What ever happened to “Sticks and stones will break my bones…”  It’s not bad enough that major universities are turning into indoctrination factories for our youth, but now these same students feel empowered to expect never to hear anything that makes them unhappy, and if they do they have a right to shut it down, labeling anything they disagree with as hate speech.  The majority of students feel intimidated by the tactics of BLM (would you feel comfortable going to school in this environment?), but then again their wheel apparently is not squeaky enough.  If you don’t like speech, then all you have to do is call it “hate speech” and the University administration will cave in like an igloo in an earthquake, because they are afraid of being labeled intolerant for having “incorrect” views. Then the Black Lives Matter movements gets the President of the University to step down because they feel (incorrectly) that he allowed an atmosphere of exclusion.  The students and football team are calling the shots because Mizzou administration is not giving in to their every childish need. This is a dangerous precedent if you can dictate that anyone who you disagree with can be excluded at your command.
Last October another incident happened at Yale University.  The Intercultural Affairs Council had advised students be careful of costumes that were “deemed culturally appropriating”, in other words censor Halloween costumes that might just possibly offend someone.  In other words, no one can ever say or wear anything that might possibly be deemed offensive by anyone, because special snowflakes have so little spine they need to be protected from anything that they deem inappropriate).  When Erika & Nicholas Christakis (Sillman Associate Master and Headmaster respectively) tried to defend students’ rights to wear whatever they feel appropriate, they were met with protests claiming that in doing so, Mr. & Mrs. Christakis were violating their positions, and that Yale was “supposed to be a safe space” for its students, as if anything they disagree with or find “offensive” is “unsafe.”  Again someone needs to put these people in their place, that you do not get to censor other people’s expression just because you can’t handle the notion that you do not have a right not to be offended!  By calling for the resignation of your Headmaster, you are expecting to hold the keys to the asylum, you want to be able to declare that you can shut down any expression that you don’t agree with, under the guise of inclusiveness and tolerance.  This has nothing to do with diversity, nothing to do with inclusion and respect for ideas, because by staging these protests, they are doing exactly the opposite, excluding those who don’t meet their narrative.

Soaking the rich and making them pay their fair share

So our old friend Hillary Clinton wants to “make the rich pay their fair share.” As if if it was up to her to define what “rich” is and who gets to decide what’s “fair.” Notice the liberals talk about “investing” more in our community.  “Investing” is when you spend your own money with the expectation of getting more back.  Investing to the left is a euphemism for “we have these great new big government ideas and we’ll send the bill to John Q. Taxpayer.  By the way as an aside, who else feels it’s kind of weird for Hillary to speak out against income inequality while wearing a $25,000 suit and charging six-figures for speeches?
1. No one has the right to go dictate what the wealth distribution should be.
3. There’s no indication that raising taxes on the so-called “super rich” will do anything to increase jobs creation  It’s like that old South Park episode with the underwear gnomes.  1) Steal underwear.  2) ?????? 3) Profit.  In fact when you raise taxes and fees, the business expenses go up, they slow down hiring and expansion, and it costs jobs.
The leftist “economic justice” types assume that if someone is richer or more successful than someone else, they must have gotten there through some underhanded means or invisible “privilege.”  The other mistake we make is that yes while the income gap is growing, that doesn’t tell the whole story.  The economy is not a zero-sum game.  In other words, there isn’t a fixed amount of wealth to go around.  You don’t need to help the poor by taking directly from the rich. We don’t need to rob Peter to pay Paul.  We want a bigger piece of the pie, but as an economy grows the pie itself gets bigger.  Yes the rich are getting richer, but the poor are getting richer too.  Would they have us kill the golden goose and expunge our country of all wealth and investment.  A rising tide raises all ships and a falling one will destroy all of them.  If Warren Buffet makes $50 million a year and I make $40K, why do I care what Buffet makes?  If I double my salary to $80K that’s a good thing, regardless of how Warren Buffet does?  I don’t believe in stealing from the rich to pay the poor, I want everyone to have wealth and opportunity, so as long as you are doing well, why do you care what the “super-rich” make?  We can build ourselves up without tearing others down.
These ‘evil’ rich people and corporations are the people who CREATE jobs, and more government and more taxes reduces capital, forces companies to lay off workers and automate. When was the last time a poor person offered you a job? When was the last time a low income worker created wealth for the economy?  You can demean them all you want, but business and free enterprise creates wealth for EVERYONE, and creates jobs. Carrier Air Conditioners recently moved to Mexico because they couldn’t live with the strangling EPA regulations. Why do companies move offshore? Because of the endless string of new taxes, fees, regulations under the guise of “fairness.” So companies that want to improve their bottom line for themselves, their employees, and stockholders (of which I am one) need to make adjustments to achieve that goal because the US government won’t leave them alone.  Putting more taxes on businesses and forcing them not to move overseas will only force them to cut these jobs even more.  All this bleeding heartiness is only making things worse, but we’re so addicted to free stuff, and we’ve been sold the message that the super rich are these evil people who wake up in the morning saying “how many people can I put out of work today”, that we’ve been totally sucked into the lies.
Millionaires put money in the Cayman Islands because we have too many regulations and red tape and too many taxes in this country. Anyone who claims that they would “gladly pay higher taxes” is either kidding themselves, lying, or don’t pay taxes in the first place. Spreading the wealth is really easy to talk about when it’s someone else’s wealth. These tax dollars that Bernie Sanders wants to steal (unless he believes that the money for his fantasies grows on trees) came from FREE ENTERPRISE. FROM BUSINESS. If it weren’t for the rich and corporations, we wouldn’t have the tax money to pay for all these free goodies, and yet all you can do is demean them!
This next part is crucial.  I will make the point that even if you “soaked” the rich for all they have, that still would not fix our budget problem.  And of course the Democrats want to add to our expenses.
According to fellow blogger Iowahawk, If we took every cent of profit from each of the Fortune 500 companies, every cent of ad money spent on all 45 Super Bowls, the combined salaries of all players in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, 100% of every penny earned over $250,000, end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, kill off all billionaires and near billionaires and take all their money, and end all foreign aid, it would net us (in 2010) $3.561 Trillion.  Sounds impressive, but the 2011 Federal budget was $3.603 trillion, and even the total tax revenue was “only” $2.303 trillion.  Of course once we’ve done this, we’ve killed nearly every cent of capital in the U.S., destroyed all jobs and since people can’t keep anything above $250,000, nobody has any incentive anymore to start businesses, invent, or innovate.  And Sanders (and now Hillary by extension) wants to add another $1.3 trillion to pay for all his “free” stuff. So please inform me how raising taxes on the “rich” will help!
So many leftists out there are completely unaware of what causes real growth. Ronald Reagan (yes I’m going to go there!) slashed taxes and regulations, and within a few years we had the best economy after World War II. He left office eight years later with a booming economy and an 80% approval rating. Where Obama’s insistence on spreading the wealth has only resulted in more stagnation. Yes some people suffered in the 80s, but they were people who feel that the government is the answer to their problems, those that lived off of government handouts. Those who WANT to work, and put in the blood, sweat and tears to succeed WILL make it if they work hard enough. I’m sorry, but the people who are rich EARNED it, and they don’t owe you a SINGLE CENT just because they have more. If you want to earn a lot of money and get a good job, then go out and make it happen, and stop blaming everyone else for your bad decisions.
I’m going to end this post with an analogy that any student or millennial in college (the ones complaining most about inequality) can probably understand…
Suppose you’re taking a class and have worked hard all semester for a 95 average.  The class average is only 70.  The professor walks in one day and decides that it’s not fair that some are failing and some aren’t, so he decides to make things “fair” he simply assigns everyone a 70.  How would you feel if you worked your butt off for a 95 only to have 25 points taken away so that those who unlike yourself, spent all their time skipping class and partying, could have an equal outcome to you?

In this analogy, the capitalist answer is, “Let’s try to help those with under 70 averages.  We should get tutors, work with them, help them pull themselves up so that everyone can get a 95.”  The Socialist answer is, “We need to force unequal outcomes to make things fair.  Reallocate and redistribute the points so that everyone can feel good about themselves (except of course the ones who just had 25 points chopped off their grade). 

Barack Obama is a divider, not a uniter. Has no respect for facts or rule of law.

Obama and Black Lives Matter divide the country and fuel racism while ignoring facts.

While there will always, at least within my lifetime, be some racists and bigots out there, the days of Jim Crow are OVER!  I’m sick of people like Barack Obama trying to divide America trying to twist and ignore facts to fit their own narrative.  Here are some actual facts that Obama and Black Lives Matter seemingly ignores when they make false claims about “systemic racism.”

Source: “5 Statistics You Need To Know About Cops Killing Blacks” Daily Wire 7/7/16
“Myth of Black Lives Matter”, Heather MacDonald Wall Street Journal 7/9/16

* 50% of the victims of fatal police shootings were white, and 26% were black.
* The same Wall Street Journal article shows that although blacks comprise only 15% of the U.S. population, they were charged with 62% of the robberies, 57% of the Murders and 45% of the assaults in the 75 biggest counties in the U.S.
* In New York City, blacks make up 23% of the population, but commit 75% of all shootings, 70% of all robberies and 66% of all violent crimes
* while unarmed black men are more likely to be shot by a cop than unarmed white men, you have to check the definition of “unarmed.” This does NOT include cases where the suspect tried to grab a weapon from the police officer.
* FBI data shows that 40% of cop killers are black.

So if you try to use the higher levels of black arrests as “proof” of a racist system, the actual facts (which Obama and BLM don’t like because it destroys their narratives) say otherwise.  Yes you see more blacks involved in these crimes but they also commit more of them! The most egregious part of this is that Black Lives Matter (which Obama has openly supported) doesn’t care about statistics.  They simply want to promote their ideology by dividing us, badmouthing and insulting our police force. When Dylan Roof (likely a true racist) shoots up a black church, it’s a racist act, but when white cops are gunned down by a black man, Obama claims not to know the motive of the killer.  The Dylan Roof case was the fault of racism, the Orlando night club shooting (while clearly a hate crime) was blamed on too many people having access to guns.  Barack Obama has a hatred and distrust of the police in America, and tries to pass that on to members of the same community he proports to stand with. Let’s listen to some of the quotes Obama made after the LA and MN shootings, BEFORE the Dallas killings.

“As I said in the statement that I posted on Facebook, we have seen tragedies like this too many times.  The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation in Baton Rouge, and the governor of Minnesota has called for an investigation there as well… these are not isolated incidents. They’re symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system. And I just want to give people a few statistics to try to put in context why emotions are so raw around these issues. And when incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if because of the color of their skin they are not being treated the same. And that hurts. And that should trouble all of us. This is not just a black issue. It’s not just a Hispanic issue. This is an American issue that we should all care about; all fair minded people should be concerned.”

So Obama’s play is not to find solutions, not to try to actually fix the problems in cities, where as I cited above, blacks are involved in more violent police activity BECAUSE THEY COMMIT MORE VIOLENT CRIMES.  Yes there are racist cops out there, but Obama just by default assumes a systemic racism and blames the entire police force for the actions of a very rare few.  This coming from the same person who claims that we shouldn’t “hate” Muslims for the acts of a few radicals.  Yes there’s racism in this country but the above quote demonstrates how our President, instead of solving the problems by trying to find a few racist cops and punish them, does a blanket attack on all cops as if racism was a “fact of life”, which not a shred of evidence supports.  The first act is to ignore the evidence, jump the gun and have a civil rights investigation, as if that’s the highest possibility, without a shred of proof.

Source: Alex Newman, New American 7/11 “Obama and Hillary Exploit Murdered Cops to Federalize Police”
“The report also called for uniform federal standards for data collected by local police departments, and much more.  pilot sites to develop and deploy federal guidance for local police — all of it supposedly to create “better procedures, reduce racial bias, and regain citizens’ trust.” The plan, officially dubbed the “National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice,” will use U.S. taxpayer dollars to deploy “experts” and “researchers” charged with training officers to act in a manner that the DOJ deems just — in essence doing the bidding of the Obama administration. Officially, the Justice Department will be helping local officials “fight crime” under the scheme, according to news reports.”  Obama (and Hillary) have the goal of “building a “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the U.S. military.”  Local control isn’t enough, we need the feds coming in to police us?  Have we learned nothing from Germany’s Gestapo and the Soviet Union’s KGB?  The Feds have NO RIGHT to interfere with community policing and NO BUSINESS standing on high, claiming that they are a better option than local control.

But blaming the cops is only a prelude of what Obama and Hillary’s ultimate goals are.  They want a nationalized police system, they want to come up with national guidelines for police forces, and “proper training,” implying that police departments are not capable of training themselves, they need the Federal government to tell them how to police their own communities.  This is very scary, as Obama and his fellow leftists want governmental control over every facet of our lives.  Even the UN demanded that “American police need to submit to international standards.”  Do any of you want the Federal Government to control your local police, or believe that they know better than us how to fix race relations.  This should completely scare the shit out of you, next our police officers will answer only to the Washington bureaucracies like the Department of Justice, and all their policies will have to be “approved” by a Federal department. If you want to fix race relations between cops and community, then GET THE HELL BACK TO WASHINGTON, STOP LOOKING FOR EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO DIVIDE US, AND LEAVE US THE FUCK ALONE! 

Finally there is the disgusting speech Obama gave at the prayer service in Dallas. 

We also know that centuries of racial discrimination, of slavery, and subjugation, and Jim Crow; they didn’t simply vanish with the law against segregation. They didn’t necessarily stop when a Dr. King speech, or when the civil rights act or voting rights act were signed. But America, we know that bias remains. We know it, whether you are black, or white, or Hispanic, or Asian, or native American, or of Middle Eastern descent, we have all seen this bigotry in our own lives at some point… No institution is entirely immune, and that includes our police departments. We know this.

So Obama stands there, exploits a ceremony honoring the officers to stand there and make a political speech and blame the justice system for being racist?  If I were close to one of those officers, I’d be beyond furious.  The guy has no shame at all.  He calls the police system bigoted IN FRONT OF FALLEN OFFICERS FAMILIES!

Our President had the NERVE to stand on the graves of these fallen officers who were killed by black racists, IN THE PRESENCE OF THEIR LOVED ONES, he DARES to lecture the police, compare their deaths to the deaths in Louisina and Minnesota, and insinuate that there is still systemic racism in this country.  Basically spitting in the families of those brave men, calls the police racist with no evidence, and says that we need national policing standards, while standing in front of the families of the victims.  The guy is beyond shame!  Almost as bad, he defended Black Lives Matter, which may have been behind the Dallas shooting, but at the very least has called for “frying pigs like bacon” and other inflammatory statements.   In the spirit of “never letting a good tragedy going to waste,” instead of using this service as a unifying moment, he exploits this opportunity for political rhetoric such as claiming that we need to spend more on schools and pushing gun control.  We need MORE spending, MORE control, MORE government, MORE regulations.  Obama is not interested in facts, nor solutions.  His reaction is for us to do “soul searching” or to have “conversations about race relations.”  Obama is the national Psychiatrist, claiming that only government can heal our problems.  Government cannot create freedom, they can only take it away, but clearly Obama’s position is that we’re too dumb or uninformed to handle our own problems, we need government to do it for us.  Because that’s their end game.  Barack Obama is Littlefinger from Game of Thrones.  Purposely divide us, take advantage of the chaos to climb the ladder to power and then claim he has the only solution.  Progressive leftists don’t WANT harmony, because they can’t defend policies on their own merit.  Keep the chaos going, then go to the affected populations and say “You NEED us, you NEED our welfare, our affirmative action.  Democrats cannot possibly win as long as we have peace and harmony.  Obama, like the party he represents, as we see is more interested in divide-and-chaos than actually facing facts and solving problems.

Why the Democrats Promise Free Stuff

Previously I wrote a post explaining why Bernie Sanders’s (and now Hillary Clinton’s) free college plan are doomed to fail but here I want to go a little more general and talk about the obsession that Democrat politicians have with “free stuff”.  Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has embraced Bernie Sanders’s “free college” platform and now also champions nationalized health care.  Democrats like Sanders and Clinton gain votes by promising free stuff.  Listening to their speeches, the public hears “free college”, “free healthcare” and of course it sounds good, so we vote for it.  Why not, free stuff, sounds good right?  But be careful.  There’s a reason why your parents told you to never accept a ride or candy from strangers.  Sounds good but there can be possibly deadly drawbacks.  What we have to do as responsible citizens is remind ourselves that nothing is ever really free.  Everything has to be paid for by someone.  And if the government is paying for everything, prices will probably rise  because we won’t care about the cost if we’re not paying for it.
  Yes free education and healthcare and all that would in theory be great! But his supporters are hooked in by the promise of free stuff. It’s easy to promise free programs when it’s someone else’s wealth you’re spreading around. Why don’t Bernie’s supporters get it?? Soaking the “wealthy” (as if it’s up to them to decide what is, and up to them to decide how much of their hard earned money they are allowed to keep) will not help. Here’s another sobering fact: The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States, which represents everything our economy produces, is $16.7 trillion dollars. There are projections that by 2027 our unfunded liabilities (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, pensions) will total $127 trillion! So our debt will be eight times our income! And on top of that, Sanders wants to add MORE social programs. Even if we were to liquidate our entire economy and the government were to seize every cent from the so-called “super-rich, that would not even pay for what we have now! What part of that do people not understand? You can talk about “fair” and “inequality” all you want, but fairness doesn’t put money in our banks, only private industry does that.  Sanders is playing on people’s emotions without any clue of how to get these things without MASSIVE tax increases on EVERYONE! Time and time again, it has been proven that private industry and wealth creation are better solutions to our problems than handing them over to the government. 
 
 So we have to be very careful when we hear about free stuff.  There are many issues to keep in mind. These programs…

A) …can’t possibly be paid for.

I went into the cost of free college in another post. The fact is we have an enormous amount of debt and we can’t spend even more money on programs we can’t afford.

B) … keep people dependent on government

So we ask, why do Democrat politicians care so much (or at least appear to) about about poor people and minorities?  Why do they try to divide our country by race and class?  Control.  Remember when you were a kid and you didn’t like one of your parents’ rules?  We’ve all heard the “As long as you’re living under my roof you’ll follow my rules!”  This is how the Democrats work.  They realize that by providing welfare without a requirement to work, provide free cell phones to welfare recipients (at our cost of course), give drivers licenses to illegal aliens, and in general give “free stuff” to these “underprivileged groups,” these groups will be beholden to you.  “Yeah you know if you want to keep your free stuff you have to vote for us because the Republicans are racists who hate poor people.”  This is of course a lie, but many members of the American public believe it.  During the Cold War, Republican candidates won because they could point  Telling them that rich folks and Republicans are evil, and feeding those talking points down their throats provides a “bad guy” to point to and say, “If these people replace us in office…”  There’s a line in an old Everclear song called Everything to Everyone, “I think you are blind to the fact that the hand you hold is the hand that holds you down.”  The answer to poverty and the path job creation is to remove the onerous regulations and taxes (starting with artificially setting a minimum wage) that keep businesses small, discourage entrepreneurship, and encourage expansion, so that more jobs are created.  Minimum wage hikes cause people to be fired, laid off, have hours cut, lose benefits because their labor isn’t worth $15 per hour.   But that would empower lower class communities.  As long as free stuff is given away, the poor and minorities will be beholden to the Democrat politicians, and they gain votes.

C) … allow more government control and less free choice

I won’t go into details of why Obamacare is so bad here, but there’s no doubt that it is failing.  Customers are losing policies, paying higher premiums for lesser service, after being lied to that we’d be able to keep our doctor and a plan.   What I want to focus on here is the concept of having government control.  The problem with a public option is not just that the government cannot handle health care, or anything else, better than private industry can.  Private companies have incentive to keep costs down, innovate, and treat customers well, and unlike government departments, are not too big to fail.  Obamacare has been a gigantic disaster so far, so at some point one of two things have to happen:  The public option has to go away, but that won’t happen.  More likely we’re going to see a government takeover of health care.  Already there are many doctors who don’t take medicare or medicaid.  Eventually a public option becomes a public mandate.  If this seems unlikely, we already have a system in place that forces Americans to buy policies against their will in order to subsidize the cost of removing the previous condition limitation.  Either way, there’s no reason to have the government running health care.

In an interview with Hillary Clinton she wants to solve the (nonexistent police_ bias against the community by developing national guidelines for the use of force. So basically she is saying that the federal government knows better than local communities how to run their police force.  “You need the feds to give you guidelines to end the alleged systemic racism.” ignoring the fact that they themselves feed through dividing the community.

Finally, isn’t it interesting how one of the biggest boons to increasing the chances for poor inner city communities is to give parents choice to where their children goes to school.  Yet the Democrats (funded by teachers unions like AFT and NEA who stand to lose from school choice) insist that charter schools and private schools are destructive and shouldn’t be allowed.  Why?  Because more charter schools take money away from the government public schools, expose their failure, and hurts the teachers unions who are invariably Democrat supporters.  So mainly they’re hurting their main supporters while at the same time trying to convince them that forced public district schools are in their best interest.  Again, the government wants to control children’s education.  The push for free nationalized pre-school is just a plan to get children into the government’s clutches faster, where they can continue to force their leftist agenda to kids until they accept white privilege and systemic racism to be as factual as 2+1=3.  Lesson: The government doesn’t want free choice in education because it diminishes their capacity to control our children.

So we have to be vigilant of strangers bearing candy.  Nothing is ever free, we have to be careful that the hand that pretends to hold ours isn’t holding us down.

Bernie Sanders We Can Be

Since Hillary Clinton is now knee-deep in the Uncle Bernie kool-aid, I think we need to explore exactly what Sanders/Clinton stand for.  Bernie Sanders is the king of making high promises with no plan (or an unworkable plan) how to implement them, without invariably costing American freedom.

Sanders made an ad a while ago…

I think we need to add some items to that list.

  • We can be a country that believes that poor people have the right to rich people’s money simply because the rich have more than we say they’re allowed to make.
  • We can be a country that rejects the notion that income is generated from the labor of private industry.
  • We can be a country where school children and college students have a right to no longer have to be oppressed by the indignities of hearing opinions that they disagree with.
  • We can be a country which believes that successful businesses were not built by entrepreneurs, and only exist because of government benevolence.
  • We can be a country where health care is a right, even if it means we have to force doctors to administer medical treatments for free whenever we want.
  • We can be a country that makes college free even if it means passing the bill on to hardworking taxpayers and drives up the cost of education, because EVERYONE should have the right to leftist indoctrination.
  • We can be a country where the government frees parents from the responsibility of having control over their children’s education, because all private schools are greedy and just trying to buy education.
  • We can be a country that finally recognizes the right of the First Lady to dictate the contents of school lunches. We can be a country that rejects the notion that Presidents have to be free of criminal behavior. We can be a country that stands up for the right for mothers to murder their unborn children.
  • We can be a country that goes broke spending money it doesn’t have. We can be a country that builds on the foundations of ObamaCare by forcing us even deeper into debt.
  • We can be a country that destroys small businesses by forcing them to pay above market value for labor just because the workers made poor decisions in life, because anytime one person earns less money than another, it is the fault of racism, sexism, white male privilege, Fox News and the Koch Brothers.
  • We can be a country where lack of education, lack of hard work, and unstable households are no longer barriers to earning a big paycheck.
  • We can be a country that realizes IT IS NOT FAIR that some people get paid less just because their skills are in less demand and they don’t work as hard, or take the same risks as those who contribute value to the economy.
  • We can be a country that believes we can make anything we want to be a “right” and force people to do it for us.
  • We can be a country that perpetuates racism by assuming that blacks aren’t capable of doing as well as whites do so and need to be protected.
  • We can be a country that demonizes people who create wealth and jobs while giving a free pass politicians who lie and break the law.
  • We can be a country that rejects the notion of separation of powers, and realizes that the President can ignore the Constitution and create laws at a whim whenever he disagrees with Congress.
  • And finally, we can be a country that finally abolishes the First Amendment by ending the myth that everyone has the right to voice their opinion and not just “oppressed” groups.