The Party of Illusion

Have you heard the news? Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate voted for, and passed, complete and total repeal of Obamacare. Awesome, right? Not really. I don’t mean passing measures to limit it, or defund it, or alter it, or call it dirty names, that stuff has happened over forty times………..no, I mean complete repeal. The only problem with this news is that this happened way back in December of 2015.

Cue the clowns:  Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and the rest of the Grand Ole Puppet Show then waddled in front of the cameras to proudly announce that they had “kept their promise” and repealed O-care. Too bad that it would never survive Obama’s veto pen……….and too bad that the Republicans, all of them, knew that before they even voted. They also knew that most people are dumb and have the memory of goldfish, so for them, it was a big win……for the rest of us, not so much.

You may have heard that the Republicans just “weren’t prepared” for repealing Obamacare, or that the “White House is in disarray” and they can’t stop their overthrow of an elected president…..oops! I mean Russia investigations……long enough to do what they evidently had no problem doing, repeatedly, while Obama was in office. I’ll tell you what they weren’t prepared for: Trump winning, that’s what.  In the whirlwind of fake news and political assassination since last November, what has been buried and lost is that the entire world expected Hillary Clinton to be president…….I mean, she corrupted her way to the top, she paid her bribes…….oops again! I mean dues……hostile foreign entities had already bought her off through the Clinton Foundation, etc……so why would Congressional Republicans be any different?

The reason the Republicans can’t repeal Obamacare is simple……they don’t want to. Sure, all of the puppets in the show are playing their parts, the “conservatives” want this, the “moderates” want that, blah-blah-blah, but the truth is that they didn’t stop it when they could have, like the Progressives are stopping things now, because Obamacare is the greatest expansion of government power in United States history, and the people we have in Congress are the government, so why would you expect them to limit themselves?  It’s time for people to realize once and for all that the days of there being “conservatives” and “liberals” are over – if they ever even existed – and that now there is only the Progressive Establishment. There are different levels of that Establishment, yes…….but on a whole it is unified in its permanent bureaucratic control over us…….and it’s falling apart because of the election of Donald Trump. What you are seeing in the Media and reading in National Review and the New York Times is testament.

All of this leads me to make one point. If you consider yourself, conservative or Republican, you may be upset that your views aren’t being represented….and you’re right. I have good and bad news for you, bad news first: What you define as “conservative” is no longer applicable to the future of American politics. The numbers just aren’t there, especially when you realize that Millennials are now the largest single voting bloc. Now for the good news: there are millions out there like me, and we represent a revival and reinvigoration of the American Spirit and all that it represents – individual liberty, legal immigration, property rights, capitalism, personal responsibility, and a chauvinism about what is American Culture and Western Civilization…….and why it is better than anything else that has ever come before. We agree on more than we don’t, I’d wager.   People like John McCain, who has served himself in congress for 35 years (!!) and Lindsey Graham, who has done the same for 25 years, are not the future……they are the pitiable past. They are “The Swamp”, and they don’t understand that a train is coming, and the choice is between getting on board, getting out of the way……..or getting run down under its wheels.

 

 “Them that’s going, get on the wagon…..them that ain’t, get out of the way” – Herman Cain

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The Demigogic Demigods

Ahh it’s morning in America. No really, it’s 9 AM and I’ve been reading my favorite online sources of opinion and commentary about the recent “wave” election. All I can say is wow, being right all the time is soooo boring. Not to mention it also infuriates everyone around me. Anyway, I knew that within 24 hours of being the winner by default, the GOP would quickly perform an about face regarding all their empty, gaseous promises of repealing Obamacare, sealing the border, stopping travel from Ebolafrica, and blah, blah, blah. As I have reported before, these bozos are not our salvation. And to top that, the GOP has misread (again) the will of the very people who put them in office. See, nobody I know voted “R” because they think the constipated-turtle Mitch McConnell or Oompa-Loompa orange Johnny Boner, I mean Boehner, were great choices based on their actions, or lack of them, in congress. They voted for the only opposition team on the field. I find myself wondering why they couldn’t at least pretend to hear what the voters were screaming.. which happened to be, “STOP!”

Because even though the American People have the memory of goldfish these days, the crap keeps pouring down so frequently that we can’t get rid of the smell. It’s one thing to have a scandal or two, an unconstitutional executive order or two, and then back to watching “The Daily Show” so we can guffaw at John Leibowitz’s contribution to our decline. The problem is that with the current administration it’s punch after punch, blow after blow (calm down Mr. Clinton), and no time to catch your breath and wipe off the blood. Everywhere I look I see not only the sad, inevitable failure of our Legislature, but also the tin-horn style dictatorship coming out of the White House. I think even the ignorant and blatantly partisan are weary of the gloom that overhangs this nation like fog on the San Francisco bay.

Iran is pretty close to a nuke. The economy is still tanking. Real unemployment, you know, the way we counted it when W was in office, is huge. Race and race politics have become disgusting and frankly tiresome. The press is a joke, nothing more than a modern day Pravda propping up its bad bet on Obama. Illegal immigration is rampant and unapologetic. What was once the mess in Iraq is now the growing caliphate. The gov’t is snooping on your phone and computer, choosing what healthcare you don’t get, and punishing anyone who brings it up. My whole life I’ve heard how bad Nixon was, but in truth, and in hindsight, the guy was a saint and protector of the republic compared to what we’ve got now.

Our wanna be Demi-God in Chief is the ultimate whiny brat. My mouth actually dropped during his press conference ( where once again he took no real questions ) when the petulant man-child said, ” Well, a lot of people didn’t vote……”, Now the guy is going to channel the will of the non-voter as well as ignore the will of the voter? Awesome. Even Bill Clinton, a veritable statesman by comparison, knew to come out and track to the center after he lost congress in the 90’s. I felt like I was watching the biggest temper tantrum ever seen by a grown man on television. Other than ignorant elitists and minorities who vote for color of skin over content of character, who is behind this buffoon? Seriously, I want to know. Because if you hated Bush then you must really hate this guy.

Add to this the disturbing two years to come. Here’s my predictions: Iran will get the nuke and either use it, or threaten to with great effect. The middle east will turn into two factions, Iran and it’s mullahs against the ISIS caliphate, competing for who can blow up the most western assets. Russia and China will throw off their shaky allegiance to the US dollar, at the same time hacking our banking and infrastructure, in effect defeating the once mighty America “without firing a shot”. Our own leadership will flood the country with the disease and ignorance of the third world and then let them vote, all the while stoking the racial divide to a boiling point. Add to that Soviet-style control of our flow of information by seizing control of the internet in the name of “fairness”.

I think, or at least I hope, that some are starting to understand what “fundamental transformation” is. It’s the startling realization that we elected someone who believes that in order to re-make us, he must break us. It’s not about arguing over the old issues anymore, because that is now a luxury we cannot afford. Without the framework of our constitution, and the unity of culture and nationality, the arguments will become infinitely more serious. You know, like how will you feed your family and survive in a world that looks nothing like the one you are accustomed to. We as a people have lazily allowed the true one percent, our Imperial Oligarchs, to take from us the control of the ship. The last election was a step towards regaining the helm, but much is yet to be done. Those who we have elected, no matter what they think, are not the Demi-gods of old…..they are just Old Demigogues.

Oh No…… It’s Mr. Bill Oh’ Really!

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  There’s a troubling trend I’ve been noticing in the last few days. Well… to be honest, it’s not new, and not that many are troubled by it. Maybe that’s what I find so irritating. I just watched a clip of “King Loofa”, otherwise known as Bill O’Reilly, once again pontificating on television while slathered in what looks like oompa-loompah make up.  His grand, arrogant oration to a member of the opposition to nationalized healthcare made me want to spit out my Kroger-brand coffee. 

  His (paraphrased)  point was this: ” Hey, you guys know you’re not going to win this de-fund Obamacare thing…. you know it’s a fight you can’t win…. so why are you fighting it? What’s wrong with you guys? You must be stupid or crazy or both.” Well why don’t we change Bill’s name to Bill Oh Really? I thought this nation was founded on the very notion that some fights are worth fighting. Even when it’s against all odds, even when everyone says it can’t be done. Defeat the most powerful empire on earth? Nah.. Create a republic of free men and women that takes the power from an Aristocracy and gives it to ordinary folks? Nah…. Impossible. So why try? 

  It brings to mind just a few examples of people who spit in the face of Bill Oh Really’s “wisdom”.  I’ve already mentioned the founding of our country, so let’s start there. Do you think that George Washington had confidence in his ability to defeat the armies of the British Crown?  Well I don’t think he did. In fact, if not for the outcome achieved, and with the exception of the Battle of Trenton, Washington kinda sucked at winning any engagement with the British.  His crowning achievement was probably not getting shot right out of his saddle every time he lined the Colonials up for the slaughter.  To me it seems that it surely must have been Providence that we came out on top of the struggle for Independence.

  Let’s make a stab at another individual that made the impossible possible.  Take a look around you wherever you are right now.  Are the lights on? Can you read at night without dripping wax all over you? Let’s forget the whole flourescent bulb fiasco for a second, as that’s the subject for another day.  Electric light has changed the world in a way that almost nothing else has.  Mankind finally did what was thought to be a pipe dream. Bring light to darkness, safety to lurking danger, with the flip of a switch.  Thomas Edison tried hundreds of time to invent the lightbulb. and I’m sure the Oh Really’s of the world told him, “hey, it’s not going to work, it’s a fight you can’t win…. so cut it out already will you?”.  Well I’m glad the Sultan of Shower Scrubbers wasn’t there to, pardon the pun, illuminate him on the futility of his endeavor. 

And finally, I wonder what Mr. Bill would say to Martin Luther King jr. and other civil rights activists of the sixties? Surely they were also told, “Hey…. what you’re doing is impossible. You’re just making a stink for something that you know will never happen.” I guess he’d line up with guys like Democrat Senator Strom Thurmond or Klan member Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia, who personally stood at the podium for over 14 hours to try to block the Civil Rights Act. Or guys like George Wallace, and yes he’s another Democrat , who stood in multiple schoolhouse doors to block innocent children from going to school.

I was under the impression that I was fortunately born somewhere where the impossible is made possible. I thought this was the Nation of Underdogs. I thought this was perhaps the only place on the face of the earth where if you could dream it, you could do it. Because sometimes you fight because it’s the right thing to do, no matter the odds, no matter the cost. History is made by men and women who looked poo-pooers like Bill O’ Reilly in the face and said, “Impossible, huh? We’ll see about that.”