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Monday, April 28, 2014

Romney or Bush for 2016?

Here's the Nonsense:  People now see the error of their ways in the 2012 election.  If Mitt Romney would run again he'd be a sure win and get America back on track.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Mitt Romney is just a hedge on the establishment GOP's bet for 2016. They are hoping that Jeb Bush will run, but in case he doesn't they want to be able to fall back on Romney so that a conservative won't get the nomination and wrest control from them.

The Washington Post is reporting that on Sunday morning, Bob Scheiffer of CBS said of the 2016 presidential election, "I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again."  If you hadn't figured it out yet, this should prove to you that the establishment GOP is determined to have another loser candidate run for office in 2016.  Why would they do that?  Because they fear conservatives and the control of the citizens over their government more than they fear the loss of our nation.  Yes, they do have a chance at getting an establishment GOP candidate elected, just like they did in 2000 when George W. Bush ran against Al Gore, but that's not really what's going on here. 

(For ease of writing we'll call the establishment GOP the "eGOP" for the rest of this post.  Besides, it makes them sound like they're on the cutting edge of technology instead of referring to the actual reality that they're on the cutting edge of America's destruction.")

If you want to understand Washington politics, then you have to understand that the eGOP and the Democrats are really on the same path.  The difference is that they are headed toward the same goal, but at a different pace.  The Democrats are on a jet and the eGOP are on a train, but both are headed for the ruin of America.  They are more interested in their power and control than they are in helping our country.

When I was studying the progressive movement while writing my book, No Tomorrows, I found they have spent over a century working towards the takeover of our constitutional republic.  While the Democrats openly embrace the progressive movement and outwardly call themselves by that name, the eGOP aren't as open about it.  But they all have the same big government plans for America.  The progressives decided long ago that if they could successfully control both parties, then when the voters get upset with what's happening in government and voted one party out of power and the other into power it would still result in the progressive movement staying on track with their plans.  As a result, when the nation finds itself very tired of the policies of Barack Obama by 2016, they may choose to vote out the Democrats from power and replace them with Republicans.  And, if the eGOP is successful and controls who the candidate is, then the progressive movement maintains its power while the public are fooled into believing they've made a change.

That exact thing is what happened after the Clinton-fatigue that was brought upon the nation in the 1990s.  With a Democrat candidate that has less personality than a small soap dish, Al Gore was saddled with both the legacy of being part of the Clinton administration along with no personality to excite voters.  The eGOP successfully pushed George W. Bush on the public and, while many will disagree with me, they were able to move their progressive agenda forward by the faulty policies and actions Bush took on our economy.  Yes, there were some things Bush did that were good and I believe he is a good person, but I never felt he was conservative or had solid policies when it came to economics.  And history has certainly proven that out (remember, Bush is the one who said "I have to abandon free-market principles to save the free-market system" and then implemented TARP).

So, whether the public continues to fall for the Democrat line of "Let us take care of you," or if they want change and choose an eGOP candidate like Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney, the results will be the same.  No real change.  No real cuts in spending.  Nothing other than appeasement to keep America on the same track.  If the voters are upset enough and do elect an eGOP candidate, then some things will change a little to temporarily make voters feel better.  Things like more support for our military and our national defenses would improve, but no real efforts at meaningful change will be made.  

The best way to illustrate what I'm saying is to use the price of gasoline.  Have you ever noticed that the cost will go up and up and up until the public is crying and then they back off a bit for a while?  Then after things calm down they start raising the price again and again and again and then the public cry out and they reduce the price again, but not as low as it was before, even though the cost per barrel is about the same as it was before.  They incrementally increase the prices by moving it 3 steps up and then 2 steps back and then 3 steps up and then 2 steps back and so on.  Each time they don't go as low as before and the price continues to increase.  This is exactly what progressives do... on BOTH sides of the aisle.  They incrementally move things toward their goal and when the public gets uneasy they back off a little and once things calm down they start in again.  I'm sure that's what we'll see with healthcare, for example   Even if Obamacare were to get repealed, the eGOP will work with the Democrats to come up with something similar to put into place to replace it and keep us tied into a government controlled system that will never end.

So, watch and see what happens but I think it's interesting that the eGOP is aligning their possible candidates for 2016 in case they can't get Jeb Bush to run.  He is their favorite, but since they have no answers, just the same old "solutions," they will line up some others to be ready to step in just in case Jeb doesn't work out.  (Their original plan was to have Chris Christie as backup to Jeb, but Christie's problems in New Jersey have made him less desirable to them.  Yes, I know that Christie was showing interest in a 2016 run before Jeb talked about it, but I'm sure that was part of the eGOP plan to test the waters before more openly pushing Jeb to run.)

This is another reason why taking back Congress THIS YEAR in the midterm elections is critical.  If we do that, it won't matter who the president is because we'd have a Congress that would hold the Executive branch accountable. But if we don't, it still won't matter who wins in 2016 because things will be too far gone to stop America's destruction.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gays or Muslims: Which Side Will Democrats Choose To Support?

Here's the Nonsense:  Democrats have no conflict in their positions.  They hold everyone accountable to the what they believe are the best standards.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The hypocrisy of the Democrats is both obvious and undeniable to anyone who is honest with themselves.  But now they are faced with a collision of their positions as opposing groups that they support come into conflict in their values.

As anyone who pays attention has noticed, the Democrats in America have chosen to align themselves with a number of conflicting groups.  But in their usual state of denial and hypocrisy they don’t see it.  And, of course, anyone who does something like this is bound to reach a point where the conflict in their positions will collide.  At that point they have to make a decision or just live in hypocrisy.  The Democrats are now nearing that point and we have to wonder which side they will take when it comes to a head.  Democrats refuse to call attacks on Americans by Muslims the terrorist acts that they are.  They also promote the gay rights agenda.  But Islam teaches that homosexuality is wrong so it’s only a matter of time before those two groups are bound to have conflict.  In fact, that time may be arriving sooner than they think.

It has been reported by The Hollywood Reporter that an LGBT advocacy group, the Gill Action Fund, is boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel and moving an event they had scheduled there to another hotel.  The reason for the boycott is that the Beverly Hills Hotel is owned by The Dorchester Collection.  The reason this is important is that Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei controls Brunei Investment Agency, of which The Dorchester Group is a subsidiary and the owner of The Dorchester Collection.  

Brunei is planning to institute a penal code on April 22 that, according to a release by the United Nations, “… stipulates the death penalty for numerous offences [sic], including robbery, adultery, and  insult or defamation of the Prophet Mohammed, and introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution for crimes of a sexual nature.  Rape, adultery, sodomy, extramarital sexual relations for Muslims, insulting any verses of the Quran and Hadith, blasphemy, declaring oneself a prophet or non-Muslim, and murder are the other offences [sic] for which the death penalty could be applied under the revised code, which is due to come into force on 22 April.”

The Hollywood Reporter quotes Kirk Fordham, executive director of the Gill Action Fund, saying that it was moving the event to another hotel: “In light of the horrific anti-gay policy approved by the government of Brunei, Gill Action made the decision earlier today to relocate its conference from the Beverly Hills Hotel to another property.”

So, here we have a gay advocacy group boycotting a Muslim-owned hotel because of Islam’s teaching that homosexuality is wrong.  But Democrats are the last to hold Muslims accountable to the values that Democrats espouse.  When Muslims don't stand up and speak out against those of their religion who embrace radical ideologies of Islam that cause them to go out and commit terrorist acts, Democrats are silent.  

When Maj. Nidal Hassan killed and wounded people at Ft. Hood our Democrat-controlled government refused to call it what it is:  TERRORISM.  Instead they classified it as workplace violence and, as a result, victims of the shooting have not been able to receive the benefits due them had it had been honestly recognized as terrorism.  

When the Boston Marathon bombing occurred those responsible were not recognized as radical Islamists committing a terrorist act.  

The list goes on and on and yet we rarely hear of it because the Democrats have decided that it’s politically incorrect to say that Muslims were responsible for committing such heinous acts.  

I have no doubt that if it was someone on the right committing these acts, such as a Tea Party member, it would be all over the news and we would never hear the end of it. In fact, when the terrible Aurora movie theater shootings occurred in Colorado the media were quick to claim it was a Tea Party member who committed the crime.  Sadly, it was shown later that the criminal responsible was not a Tea Party member, but just had the same name as one. 

The mainstream media, who are wholly-controlled by the Democrats, are the perfect illustration of the hypocrisy of the left on these issues.  At the end of this post you'll see a chart showing over 3 dozen examples where people were killed or injured in the U. S. by Muslims from 9/11 through the Boston Marathon bombing.

At the same time as they ignore the responsibility of radical Islam for so much death and destruction, they embrace the gay agenda which the Muslims reject.  Yet the Democrats never take a stand with Muslims over their belief that people need to embrace and support the gay lifestyle and agenda.  

But now there’s a problem.  With  the gays now boycotting Muslim-owned businesses because of their stand against homosexuality what will the Democrats do?  Which side will they pick?  

Of course this is no different than other areas of conflict with which they live.  Another example would be how Democrats claim to be for women’s rights, but won’t stand up to Muslim countries for their deplorable treatment of women.  

Their hypocrisy on these things isn’t limited just to standing up against Muslims for their beliefs (which are often much the same as Jews and Christians except that Jews and Christians don’t call for death or punishment of people for being gay - but Jews and Christians are seen as haters by the left while Muslims are not held to the same standard).  

The left has conflict throughout their entire platform.  They claim to stand for women yet hold Bill Clinton in high regard even though he’s a serial philanderer worthy of nothing less than total rejection.  They don't recognize what an embarrassment someone like that is to their platform.  Their hypocrisy screams so loud it’s deafening.

So, what will the Democrats do now that their conflict is right on their doorstep?  My belief is that they will do nothing.  They will do nothing and pretend there is no conflict because that’s how they’ve learned to live.  They reject honor and decency and embrace vile hypocrisy by their lack of action.  They don’t care that they’re hypocrites because all they want is power.  And they want it at any cost.  

Here's the chart from showing how many people have been killed or injured in the U. S. by Muslims from 9/11 through the Boston Marathon bombing:

Date City/State Killed Injured Description
9/11/01 New York, NY 2752 251 Islamic hijackers steer two planes packed with fuel and passengers into the World Trade Center, killing hundreds on impact and eventually killing thousands when the towers collapsed. At least 200 are seriously injured.
9/11/01 Washington, DC 184 53 Nearly 200 people are killed when Islamic hijackers steer a plane full of people into the Pentagon.
9/11/01 Shanksville, PA 40 0 Forty passengers are killed after Islamic radicals hijack the plane in an attempt to steer it into the U.S. Capitol building.
3/19/02 Tuscon, AZ 1 0 A 60-year-old man is gunned down by Muslim snipers on a golf course.
5/27/02 Denton, TX 1 0 Muslim snipers kill a man as he works in his yard.
7/4/02 Los Angeles, CA 2 0 Muslim man pulls out a gun at the counter of an Israeli airline and kills two people.
9/5/02 Clinton, MD 1 0 A 55-year-old pizzaria owner is shot six times in the back by Muslims at close range.
9/21/02 Montgomery, AL 1 1 Muslim snipers shoot two women, killing one.
9/23/02 Baton Rouge, LA 1 0 A Korean mother is shot in the back by Muslim snipers.
10/2/02 Wheaton, MD 1 0 Muslim snipers gun down a program analyst in a store parking lot.
10/3/02 Montgomery Cnty, MD 5 0 Muslim snipers kill three men and two women in separate attacks over a 15-hour period.
10/9/02 Manassas, VA 1 1 A man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas two days after a 13-year-old is wounded by the same team.
10/11/02 Fredericksburg, VA 1 0 Another man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas.
10/14/02 Arlington, VA 1 0 A woman is killed by Muslim snipers in a Home Depot parking lot.
10/22/02 Aspen Hill, MD 1 0 A bus driver is killed by Muslim snipers.
8/6/03 Houston, TX 1 0 After undergoing a 'religious revival', a Saudi college student slashes the throat of a Jewish student with a 4" butterfly knife, nearly decapitating the young man.
12/2/03 Chicago, IL 1 0 A Muslim doctor deliberately allows a Jewish patient to die from an easily treatable condition.
4/13/04 Raleigh, NC 1 4 An angry Muslim runs down five strangers with a car.
4/15/04 Scottsville, NY 1 2 In an honor killing, a Muslim father kills his wife and attacks his two daughters with a knife and hammer because he feared that they had been sexually molested.
6/16/06 Baltimore, MD 1 0 A 62-year-old Jewish moviegoer is shot to death by a Muslim gunman in an unprovoked terror attack.
6/25/06 Denver, CO 1 5 Saying that it was 'Allah's choice', a Muslim shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer.
7/28/06 Seattle, WA 1 5 An 'angry' Muslim-American uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies.
2/13/07 Salt Lake City, UT 5 4 A Muslim immigrant goes on a shooting rampage at a mall, targeting people buying Valentine's Day cards at a gift shop and killing five.
1/1/08 Irving, TX 2 0 A Muslim immigrant shoots his two daughters to death on concerns about their 'Western' lifestyle.
7/6/08 Jonesboro, GA 1 0 A devout Muslim strangles his 25-year-old daughter in an honor killing.
2/12/09 Buffalo, NY 1 0 The founder of a Muslim TV station beheads his wife in the hallway for seeking a divorce.
4/12/09 Phoenix, AZ 2 0 A man shoots his brother-in-law and another man to death after finding out that they visited a strip club, in contradiction to Islamic values.
6/1/09 Little Rock, AR 1 1 A Muslim shoots a local soldier to death inside a recruiting center explicitly in the name of Allah.
11/2/09 Glendale, AZ 1 1 A woman dies from injuries suffered when her father runs her down with a car for being too 'Westernized.' (10-20-09)
11/5/09 Ft. Hood, TX 13 31 A Muslim psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to Allah.
12/4/09 Binghamton, NY 1 0 A non-Muslim Islamic studies professor is stabbed to death by a Muslim grad student in revenge for 'persecuted' Muslims.
4/14/10 Marquette Park, IL 5 2 After quarrelling with his wife over Islamic dress, a Muslim convert shoots his family members to 'take them back to Allah' and out of the 'world of sinners'.
4/30/11 Warren, MI 1 0 A 20-year-old woman is shot in the head by her stepfather for not adhering to Islamic practices.
2/7/13 Buena Vista, NJ 2 0 A Muslim targets and beheads two Christian Coptic immigrants.
3/24/13 Ashtabula, OH 1 0 A Muslim convert walks into a church service with a Quran and guns down his Christian father while praising Allah.
4/15/13 Boston, MA 3 170 Foreign-born Muslims describing themselves as 'very religious' detonate two bombs packed with ball bearings at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and causing several more to lose limbs.
4/19/13 Boston, MA 1 1 Jihadists gun down a university police officer sitting in his car.