The Left’s Strategy: Hate, Fear, Stereotype, and Treat Diversity as Evil
When one talks to supporters of President Barack Obama, one quickly learns THAT HIS ACTUAL POLICIES AND THEIR RELATIVE SUCCESS OR FAILURE ARE OF NO IMPORTANCE FOR MANY OF THEM. Some have defected, many more are worried (even if they won’t admit it publicly) but might overcome their doubts and vote for him again.
The significant factor shaping their views is one of self-image. . . . TO SUPPORT OBAMA MAKES THEM SMART, SOPHISTICATED, ANTI-RACIST, MODERN, MEMBERS OF AN INTELLECTUAL AND SOCIAL ELITE standing against the yahoos with the pitchforks out in the provinces. From the defenders of the downtrodden, THE LEFT HAS TRANSFORMED ITSELF INTO THE WELL-FINANCED ARISTOCRACY SNEERING AT THE PEASANTRY.
That’s why the theme of portraying the opposition as greedy, rich, fat-cat, corporate chieftains and simultaneously hillbilly, gun-toting, religious fanatic racists who think Obama is a Muslim-born in Kenya and want to reinstitute slavery is so incredibly effective in shoring up its base of support.
Even the simplest points of fact — that the Tea Party is a group of people opposed to big government, high taxes, tight regulation, and large deficits — barely appear amidst the propaganda aimed at discrediting any opposition as illegitimate.
IF YOU CAN PERSUADE PEOPLE THAT ANYONE IS INSANE IF THEY WANT TO CUT ECONOMICALLY UNPRODUCTIVE GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND NOT RAISE TAXES AT A TIME OF MASSIVE DEPRESSION AND GROWING DEFICITS, THEN YOU HAVE A PRETTY GOOD PROPAGANDA MACHINE….
Another way of looking at it is the left in delusional in their view of America and the upcoming race for the Presidency.
Europe Financials Worst than the USA
With markets tumbling on both sides of the Atlantic, French President Nicolas Sarkozy interrupted his summer vacation to hold an emergency meeting about the crisis.
EUROPE’S OUT-OF-CONTROL DEBT POSES FAR GREATER AND MORE IMMEDIATE RISK TO GLOBAL MARKETS THAN STANDARD & POOR’S U.S. DOWNGRADE. WHEN U.S. EXCHANGES BEGAN THEIR PLUNGE, INVESTORS FLOCKED TO U.S. TREASURIES, A SIGN THAT THERE’S STILL A BIT OF OPTIMISM THAT AMERICA WILL PULL THROUGH. The liquidity and debt problems in several European nations, however, are so severe that the big two - France and Germany - don’t have enough cash to bail them all out.
The second Greek bailout’s $157 billion from the International Monetary Fund and the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) was supposed to end Europe’s debt crisis. Now Ireland and Portugal are standing in line for handouts. The EFSF has allocated 450 billion euros out of a 750 billion euro fund for these three countries, LEAVING JUST 300 BILLION TO COVER FUTURE DISASTERS. FAILURES AHEAD PROMISE TO BE BIG AS ITALY AND SPAIN ARE LIKELY TO BE THE NEXT DOMINOES.
MADRID AND ROME WILL NEED MORE THAN 700 BILLION EUROS TO FINANCE THEIR CURRENT DEFICITS AND PAY DEBT MATURING IN 2012….
The reason the dollar hasn’t plunged further is that there is no other safe haven in the financial world for money.
Why we need to Tax the Wealthy Now
DEMOCRATS BETTER HURRY AND SOAK THE RICH WHILE THERE ARE STILL ENOUGH OF THEM LEFT TO MAKE IT WORTH THE EFFORT.
At the rate President Barack Obama's policies are destroying wealth, the pool of millionaire taxpayers may be too shallow to provide the windfall the redistributors hope for.
Plunging stock markets over the past two weeks have ravaged portfolios and caused lots of people to slip a few rungs down the economic ladder. LAST MONDAY ALONE, INVESTORS LOST $1.2 TRILLION.
Had Democrats got to tax those assets before they disappeared, it would have delivered a windfall that could have been used to plump up the entitlement infrastructure. YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE….
I think the democrats realize not only this fact, but the fact that they missed the boat when they failed to raise taxes while they controlled everything. If you snore, you lose more.
Government Pays for Empty Flights
On some days, the pilots with Great Lakes Airlines fire up a twin-engine Beechcraft 1900 at the Ely, Nev., airport and depart for Las Vegas without a single passenger on board. And the federal government pays them to do it.
Federal statistics reviewed by The Associated Press show THAT IN 2010, JUST 227 PASSENGERS FLEW OUT OF ELY WHILE THE AIRLINE GOT $1.8 MILLION IN SUBSIDIES. THE TRAVELERS PAID $70 TO $90 FOR A ONE-WAY TICKET. THE COST TO TAXPAYERS FOR EACH TICKET: $4,107….
Should the government pay for this? Obviously some people think they should. Now let me see, would those people be Democrats? Or Republicans?