Tag: 2012 elections

America chooses four more years of “UNEXPECTED” bad news that’s someone else’s fault.

And there we have it. After a destructive 4 years of government manipulations that kneecapped our economy for the foreseeable future and a foreign policy platform that has left America not just vulnerable, but facing a more volatile world, the takers, now the majority in the US, opted not to stop the decline but to give us 4 more years of the same. And this painful outcome happened with what now looks like fewer people voting than the 2008 elections, and the fifth column actively propagandizing for their guy.

We have been doomed as a country, and put on the path to become just another mediocre European socialist state. I see where we are going and it looks bleak. We are spending more than we have, with no end in sight, and the left thinks the answer is to take even more from the producers. While the LSM ignores critical stories like this and investors look for ways to protect their money from leviathan, the people are left with 24/7 fluff coverage of a storm. The storm overshadowing all politics over the last week was not an accident. It was done, on purpose, by a cynical and shameless DNC friendly media in order to avoid having to discuss how bad the last 4 years have been. Don’t take my word for that.

Let me admit that I am secretly relieved Obama gets to hang around and reap the rewards of his last 4 years of terrible policies, while being worried that 4 more years of the left’s disastrous leviathan government policies are all but assured to kill off the goose that laid golden eggs, for good. As the tax & spenders print more cash, and more quantative easing devalues the dollar even more, our market reaction says it all. The left is ecstatic: grow the leviathan even more! A lot more! In the mean time, those affected the hardest are the very people that gave these nanny staters 4 more years. I guess that’s some small consolation.

As I told people 4 years ago when Obama won: you are an imbecile if you really believe the tax and spend, big government, nanny staters, lies they will be either more fiscally responsible or less totalitarian, and things are not only not going to get better, they will get worse. Unless you are a member of the Unicorn brigade, you know that prediction panned out. That’s why we have spent the last 4 years getting the constant barrage of “unexpected bad news” media stories. I am going to repeat that prediction: things will get worse. Far worse. And I am sure they will keep blaming everyone but themselves.

In the end, this is going to be a Pyrrhic victory, if anything, for the left. The big loser here is America. Not the one Obama and the left want, but the once great America where John F. Kennedy told people “”Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”. Unfortunately, I am afraid that we have reached the tipping point where no politician that believes this will win again. It’s about the goodies. Enjoy it while it lasts, I guess. Invest in heavy metals – gold, silver, and lead. I certainly am.

Miller Time

Late night TV is too late for me. I catch some clips from Kimell from time to time on the internet, I like him, but the rest are pretty much mouth pieces (like the rest of Hollywood) for the latest DNC talking points. Check out Miller last night on Leno:

I catch Miller’s radio show from time to time, his regulars are some of the funniest cats going. But look how easy Leno resorts to his liberal cliff notes, war on women/ dems are more compassionate/Obama cares about the little guy, what a pantload of nonsense.

I heard that once the RNC convention gets going, they will have a running debt clock posted in the background (what a great idea,btw) and sometime during this convention the magical $16 trillion mark will hit, a moment of silence and maybe a prayer for our very survival would be appropriate.

The Republicans could very easily turn this whole farcical mime right back at them. Considering that each of us now has an individual obligation of about $114,000 to cover this debt, this is their war on women. Ditto with the unemployment numbers, more war, consumer confidence at a record low, cost of living, stagnant wages, harder to make ends meet, all warfare.

And how about the children (I sound like a caring compassionate lefty bringing up the children) and their rosy future, putting $16 trillion on their backs, sounds like warfare directed right at them. A diminished America where the next generation will have it worse then we do, where the tax burden will be greater but the services provided are less, where everything will be more expensive but with less available, where even government will have an even greater reach into our lives and our decisions because we did not limit it’s growth when we had the chance.

Obama keeps telling us that this election will determine the direction we want our nation to take, he could not be more right.

Raising Cain

I have to admit, I really was lusting for the fat man. I understand Chris Christie’s reasons for not running, it makes sense to have “Fixed one of the most broken states in the union” on your resume so in that regard, good luck with that. But now I feel like I’m running out of time and will have to settle with taking my sister to the prom, yuck.

What is a conservative to do? I was not this apathetic the last time around. McCain was not my first (or second) choice, but I figured he paid his dues, sacrificed more for this country then most, and deserved his shot. I got no such sentiments this time around and have to wonder, which of these turds will polish up the nicest with the least amount of work. Since we have to support someone and frankly, it’s more fun to back a candidate then meekly say ,”I’ll back who ever the GOP puts up”, I’m looking more closely at this bag of ho humers.

Which leads me to something I read on the American Spectator site today, listing nine reasons Herman Cain should get the nod:

Let us assume that the field bidding to be the Republican standard bearer in 2012 will not expand. Let us assume also that neither New Jersey Governor Chris Christie nor Sarah Palin will throw their hat into the ring. Let us further assume that neither Mike Huckabee nor Paul Ryan is having second thoughts. In which case, Mitt Romney is still the frontrunner. Yet conservatives appear no more prepared to embrace him now than they were in 2008. Rick Perry hasn’t proved a viable alternative and Michele Bachmann’s fifteen minutes is up. Over the past week or so, with straw poll triumphs in Florida and Illinois, Herman Cain has begun to strike the right chord with Republican voters and has seen his poll numbers rise.

Go over the nine reasons yourself.

Concerning number 7, although true to a degree, Herman took a hit in my mind by rehashing and fomenting some angst within the ranks re: Perry and the racist rock. This is such a no issue that I fully expected Cain to shuck the whole thing off as another left wing attempt to throw the racist blanket over an opponent. But Cain bit, and bit hard, troubling.

But back to the list. All these are feathers in his cap. He is a babe in the woods wrt how government works, but lately I find that as not such a big deal. He will have advisers to dot the i’s and cross the t’s, character and integrity is what I’m looking for, I think he has that.

Cain is one of those guys that you can’t help but like. He optimizes the American Dream, and has the bonafides to point a finger at people and say proudly ,”I did it, you can too”.

A few months ago Cain went on The Factor, and looked terrible doing it. O’Reilly, who I believe genuinely likes Cain, threw him some slow pitches, and Cain whiffed them all. At that point I dismissed him as not being ready for prime time, I’m re thinking that.

Oh, and I really like his 9-9-9 plan, it will never happen, but what a good idea.

Cain strikes me as a smart guy and a fast study, he will need both to sway folks into thinking he is up to the job. I hope he is studying his ass off and boning up on the particulars. He does not need to show me much for me to back him, but some competency in foreign affairs, entitlement spending, education, economics, and getting America productive again, is necessary, he needs to show me that he can debate Obama effectively and can inspire. Come on Herman, spring for dinner and a movie and I just might give it up.

What’s really going on here?

As of recent the fawners in the LSM have not been as kind to president Obama as they where when they bought him the presidency in 2008. We are getting hit pieces like this one, and mMany of the big fawners that declared Obama the second coming, are now decrying their choices and wondering if Obama is up to the job. Many of those that saw through Obama are finally sighing in relief at this turn of event, but being the paranoid bastard that I am it made me wonder what the hell was going on, and

I think I might be on to something. And I think I see a strategy developing here. The first step is under way. In it they create the public illusion that they are now worrying about Obama and what he is doing. Things are not going well and Obama seems lost. They are being critical. Hard hitting. Serious journalism and all that! But I would not be surprised to then suddenly, right around the 2012 election, see them change tunes, claim that they are converted back to Obama fans. This will be because of some wonderful speech or promis he has made I am sure. And then, banking on their new creds, they will tell the public they should be with him too, since he was able to convince them – his skeptics – of his brilliance!

Don’t fall for it. I certainly don’t plan to.

Voting For The Guy You Like The Least?

I understand why Stewart is on TV, he is one funny dude. For those that did not catch his rant about the Trump/Palin pizza meeting, make sure your chair has a seatbelt installed. And, although he caters to the stoner/liberal/academician (clueless)/unemployed types, he rips people from both parties, so his success and longevity is pretty much set in stone. But Maher, I could never figure out the demand side of the supply/demand dynamic. Sure, he mouthpieces the typical Hollywood pablum, liberals are caring folks who champion all the causes of the little folk, who care about the environment and want everyone to be taken care off, those that would not push wheel chair bound grandma over a cliff. Some folks still buy that nonsense, and are the one’s that laugh heartily when Maher makes a retarded joke about one of Palin’s off spring, or how she deserves to get gang raped by ghetto dwellers, funny stuff. Dick Cheney and a slow painful death are also big laugh grabbers. But a TV show where liberals get together and brainstorm the appeal of conservatives? I thought MSNBC had that concept locked:

Many things we could talk about here, such as reality TV, anybody here watch reality TV? Anybody here think reality TV is real? I’m probably not a great judge in this area since I never watch reality TV. I assume this is stuff like “housewives of-pick your city” or “Dancing with Eddie Haskell”.

I had to chuckle at Maher laughing about Palin being authentic. The path she charted, modest school, city council, governor, a reputation for fighting the status quo, sky high approval ratings, I’d say she is the very definition of “authentic”.

Whether anybody could be president of this dumb f-cking country, I think the guy in there now validates some of that. A stellar resume, an exposed and public background, experience as an executive (running anything), all of this was lacking with Obama, yet did not prove debilitating.

And who votes for the guy they least like? Maybe people in those 57 states.

What’s the strategy here?

I am talking about Medicare and what the democrats are basically doing about the fact that the most recent report by the trustees claiming Medicare was going to run out of funding 5 years earlier, contains the following bombshell of a revelation on page 265:

In past reports, and again this year, the Board of Trustees has emphasized the strong likelihood that actual Part B expenditures will exceed the projections under current law due to further legislative action to avoid substantial reductions in the Medicare physician fee schedule. While the Part B projections in this report are reasonable in their portrayal of future costs under current law, they are not reasonable as an indication of actual future costs. Current law would require a physician fee reduction of an estimated 29.4 percent on January 1, 2012—an implausible expectation.

The near term assumptions made here by the trustees are ludicrous, and this revelation frankly invalidates everything on the previous 264 pages IMO. That kind of a reduction is simply not doable. We aren’t going to even get 10-20% of that number, because doctors would basically decide Medicare was a waste of time for them. But it doesn’t end there, and adds even more gasoline to the fire by pointing out the following:

Without major changes in health care delivery systems, the prices paid by Medicare for health services [under the cuts required in the new law] are very likely to fall increasingly short of the costs of providing these services. By the end of the long-range projection period, Medicare prices for hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health, hospice, ambulatory surgical center, diagnostic laboratory, and many other services would be less than half of their level under the prior law. Medicare prices would be considerably below the current relative level of Medicaid prices, which have already led to access problems for Medicaid enrollees, and far below the levels paid by private health insurance. Well before that point, Congress would have to intervene to prevent the withdrawal of providers from the Medicare market and the severe problems with beneficiary access to care that would result. Overriding the productivity adjustments, as Congress has done repeatedly in the case of physician payment rates, would lead to far higher costs for Medicare in the long range than those projected under current law.

Basically this makes the point that Obamacare, because it is premised on the notion that government will enact across-the-board sweeping cuts – to the tune of some half a billion dollars – in Medicare funding, yet does not put in place any kind of market mechanisms that would provide or encourage higher healthcare productivity to off set these cuts, meaning serious and disastrous problems for Medicare providers, and as a result of that, for Medicare recipients. Conclusion?

For these reasons, the financial projections shown in this report for Medicare do not represent a reasonable expectation for actual program operations in either the short range (as a result of the unsustainable reductions in physician payment rates) or the long range (because of the strong likelihood that the statutory reductions in price updates for most categories of Medicare provider services will not be viable).

For those that are financially challenged this means that Medicare will die much, much sooner than any of the worst case scenarios they have already put out there. And just taxing the shit out of everybody to cover the shortfall isn’t going to solve the massive chasm between the current fictitious policy projections and reality. It means Medicare is going to implode and have to be terminated.

And that’s where I realized the democrats have abso-freaking-lutely no reason or desire to fix Medicare at all. They just don’t feel that doing nothing and letting Medicare go will help them come the 2012 elections, but worse, they also believe that if it dies, then the massive vacuum it will create will basically force public opinion to shift and everyone to demand massive socialized healthcare. Obamacare will not be enough of a healthcare takeover by government by the desperate, and that single payer system the left so wants will suddenly look awesome to hordes of people. That’s why democrats keep pretending Medicare is not just fine & dandy, quite viable, if government was to just take a little more money from those evil greedy rich people, but also that the people saying that Medicare can not survive as it is now structured, needs some massive overhaul to make it viable in the long term, are all lying shysters hell bent on pushing those dependant on Medicare for their services under the bus.

Yes, to me it is now obvious that there are politicians that are pushing people under the bus, but contrary to the spin by the left and their MSM parrots, this is being done by the democrats, whom must be thinking that a Medicare collapse will benefit them far more than a fix of the system, and certainly far more than letting republicans fix in a way that is certain to minimize the political gravy train they have so far enjoyed from it. Either that, or democrats are such incredibly insane and stupid fiscal dimwits, that facts, logic, and reality are being ignored because it doesn’t fit the ideological narrative. And neither reason makes their current lack of action or working strategy good for the country, and certainly, what they are doing jeopardizes not just the viability of Medicare for its users, but healthcare in general for everyone.

At least it looks like all republicans are realizing this has to be the strategy as the gang of 6 disintegrated recently, but how are we going to communicate to the public at large what the left has decided to do to Medicare in their grand strategy of completely socializing healthcare and straddling the nation with a disastrous single payer system?