Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

DEMOCRATS NEED TO FIND A MESSAGE

July 7, 2017

I love it! I listen to Democrat party leaders, spokespersons and pundits commenting on their own organization. I read newspaper articles and blog postings from all avenues of the political spectrum. Honestly, I spend much of my leisure time with FOX, but often take in the challenging viewpoints of CNN, MSNBC and the three old and tired broadcast stations. Occasionally, I listen to talk radio. It matters naught what is on or who is speaking, the theme continues to be that the Democrat party needs to find a message the American public cares about. Republican and Democrat pundits reiterate the same thing, “the Democrats need a message”.

Wow! That tells me everything I need to know about the party whose members describe it as “the oldest voter-based political party in the world”. They’re lost. They have nothing too offer; they need a message. They have no cohesive direction or thoughts regarding what is right for you or the country. They have no convictions to share before any election. They don’t even care, they just need to find a message, then they might work on the rest.  Perhaps they’ll just promote the new message without regard for carrying it out.

Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Shouldn’t a political party or politician start with a reason for being, then work on achieving that objective? Wouldn’t it be nice to find a person or party that has defined a goal for the nation that they can proudly announce and run on? And then, of course, follow through to accomplish the stated goal.

Politicians today, on both sides of the aisle, are so consumed with winning elections; so oriented on planting their butt into a seat of power that they must manufacture a cause. It doesn’t matter how ridiculous or meaningless it is, as long as it resonates with their constituents. Identify a heartwarming cause. Coin a slogan. Promise the minions anything but get into that prestigious and enviable position.  Then you can relax, forget the promises and chug along with the daily flow. Spend ¾ of your time campaigning for the next election to maintain your new job. Stop by the chamber and cast a vote or two occasionally (you need not spend any time reading bills, just ask the veterans within your party how they think you should vote). Then go out and raise some more money for the DNC and yourself.

You can bet that as soon as the Democrats find a message they will use it to raise funds to get someone elected. Once defined, the media will carry that message on every front page as a headline and every cable and broadcast program until it becomes believable. Those public indoctrinated educated idiots won’t understand that they are entrapping themselves into subservience to the elite as they lap up the free kool-aid.

Watch out! They will find that repeatable jingle or phrase. Once they do, it is all you will hear until the next round of votes are in. It will obsolete “Make America Great Again”. When you hear it enough, fake news is the truth. No matter what the audible surface words are, you can bet the subliminal message is “Put Democrats in Power. Despotism and Socialism is what you really want”.

Your income will drop.  Your taxes will rise.  Your rights will be legislated away.  The national debt will grow.  Then, the only difference between the U.S. and Venezuela will be the primary language.

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WE’RE ALMOST THERE

February 8, 2016

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Edmond Burke
“Those who do know history and dare to repeat it are either subversive or idiots.” Bob Kiddie

U.S.S.R.,     Venezuela,     Cuba,     Greece,     Argentina,     America

Everytime a Marxist/Socialist/Communist government comes into power, things get worse for the masses.

Obama wants to make everybody financially equal. It’s impossible and it’s been tried before, many times before. This narcissist is sure he is the one who can make it work. He took the opportunity to ruin America’s already faltering economy in order to bring about his ideal homology. Yes, we have had downturns before. And, as before, this one was only made worse through the workings of liberal progressives; Marxists, if you will.

With the help of four congresses, he has plunged the economy as if it were a balking toilet. Beginning with the give-away program known as American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka Stimulus) that did little other than line the pockets of his major donors, President Obama has managed to more than double over 235 yrs of accumulated national debt in only 7 years. Under his reign, the middle-class is now melding into the poverty stricken.

The open borders mandate is but one example of how he keeps wages to a minimum and flooding the Welfare offices with migrants and refugees. He is following the plan laid out by Cloward and Piven. Their strategy was to overload the Welfare system creating a crisis that would lead to a national system of “a guaranteed annual income”. This, the proud and devout Marxists exclaimed, would end poverty.

According to a recent Washington Examiner article, more than 90 percent of recent Middle Eastern refugees are on welfare. His plans are to increase that population 8-10 fold. Just think what could happen if Bernie or Hillary takes over.

As our elected leaders do everything possible to redistribute wealth from the richest to the poorest among us (keeping 60%-80% for administrative purposes), they truly only widen the separation between those with wealth and those with little. Invariably, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer as the middle-class drops to the bottom. Economic equality can only be achieved when everybody is well educated, has high self esteem and sound work ethic. When those qualities are high, so is the well-being of all the citizens. When it is low…well, we get what we’ve got.

Obama is cunningly allowing us to laugh at him for his concern over global weather. It takes away from his overall destruction of the nation. It is planned, and it is working. We are headed the way of Greece, Italy, Argentina and Cuba.

Socialist and Communist countries may have a smattering of people “getting by” on their own. These countries have basically only two classes of people – the rich and the poor. The poor are government dependent for their food, housing, transportation, health care and general well-being. We’re almost there!

CLOSE THE WHITE HOUSE, OPEN THE PRISONS

March 7, 2013

It just gets more and more Bizarro with this administration.  Due to the all scary sequester misgivings of which the President denies being a part but others say he instigated, White House tours for American citizens, school children and foreign tourists will cease indefinitely.

We will, however continue to give billions of dollars worth of hand held weapons, planes and tanks along with pallets of cash to (our sworn enemies) the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

The Department of Homeland Security (or insecurity based on their recent actions) ordered the release of thousands of non-violent illegal aliens scheduled for deportation.  The prisoners will be afforded the opportunity to walk through the open gates of federal detention centers across the south and throughout the country.  They will re-integrate into the society from which they were originally deemed unfit.  According to anonymous ICE agents (anonymous because they want to keep their jobs), “non-violent” includes assault, child molestation, auto theft, armed and unarmed robbery, gang members, drug dealers and known members of major cartels, and basically any one in the country illegally who hasn’t severely maimed or murdered while incarcerated.

•  There is still funding for domestic drones to spy on American citizens, the NSA data collection center in Bluffdale, Utah, FEMA “refugee camps”, and hundreds of millions of rounds of JHP ammunition for DHS and the IRS.

•  There is adequate subsistence funding to keep people from seeking gainful employment.

•  There will be ongoing funding to teach children about Heather’s two mommies, but there may be less money for math and English classes.

•  “Stimulus” money from the few who still work and pay taxes, of course, remains available to reimburse corporations whose executives provided support for the presidential campaign of our current White House figurehead.  More money has been requested from congress.

This is really no longer Bizarro World, USA; it is the new norm.  Get used to it.

A legacy continues just a continent away.  Anti- American Hugo may be gone, but Barack carries on.

COMING TO AMERICA

December 20, 2010

By FABIOLA SANCHEZ, Associated Press Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press – Tue Dec 14, 5:10 pm ET

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday asked congress to grant him special powers to enact laws by decree for one year, just before a new legislature takes office with a larger contingent of opposition lawmakers.

CARACAS, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s parliament gave President Hugo Chavez decree powers for 18 months on Friday, outraging opposition parties that accused him of turning South America’s biggest oil producer into a dictatorship.

Hugo managed to co-opt his friendly Unified Socialist Party dominated National Assembly before the outgoing  majority loses parliamentary seats.  The newly elected parliamentary members are expected to be far less accommodating.

Obama doesn’t bother to ask congress for permission.  He simply waits until they are in recess to make Czar and other cabinet appointments, granting them special powers to carry out his desires.  He has not requested, and will not request, permission to “decree”.  He needs not do so because the Constitution of the United States of America grants the president certain executive powers.  This commission was originally limited to the executive staff and not meant to skirt the congress.  Article I, section 1, of the Constitution reads:  All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Article II, section 2, allows:  The President, shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

Immediate case in point:  Obama has nominated Andrew Traver (described by some to be an “anti-gun zealot”) to head the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives).  As Chief of the ATF, Traver would have the opportunity to nullify the Second Amendment, just one of at least ten civil rights in which he and the president do not believe.  Traver is expected to take over during the congressional Christmas recess.

Recess appointments are not unique to President Obama.  Many presidents have appointed cabinet members and department heads with questionable congressional confirmability during congressional recesses.  Obama, however, is abusing the authority; making the appointment of radicals and insurrectionists while congress and the public sleeps a major part of his legacy.  Rather than have his personal favorites and Chicago cronies face tough hearings that could reveal their true thoughts and beliefs to the American people and our representatives, he chooses abuse of the warrant.

The 111th Congress has shown a propensity to pass bills that none have read or understand and hold meetings behind locked doors, restricting the minority party from participating in the legislative process.  They have also used every bit of power and authority granted them and perhaps a bit more.  They have underhandedly forced through legislation that is at best questionable under the Constitution and at worst requiring radical re-interpretations of the founding document to make even portions of their bills appear legal.

The Associated Press
Sunday, December 19, 2010; 4:10 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez defended plans for a law that would impose broadcast-type regulations on the Internet, saying Sunday that his government should protect citizens against online crimes.

Chavez’s congressional allies are considering extending the “Social Responsibility Law” for broadcast media to the Internet, banning messages that “disrespect public authorities,” “incite or promote hatred” or crimes, or are aimed at creating “anxiety” in the population.

WSJ – By ROBERT M. MCDOWELL DECEMBER 20, 2010

Tomorrow morning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will mark the winter solstice by taking an unprecedented step to expand government’s reach into the Internet by attempting to regulate its inner workings. In doing so, the agency will circumvent Congress and disregard a recent court ruling.

Certainly, whether a person is paying attention or has their head stuck in the sand, it is obvious that our government is paralleling self-serving dictatorships  and usurping the freedoms granted us by the founders and specifically documented in the Bill of Rights.  “We the People” must wake up and bridle our government to save our republic and keep the American elite from outdistancing the other socialist leaders and dictators of the globe.