View from Gamecock’s Roost on Stone Mountain of Georgia
In the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by a communist in Dallas exactly 47 years ago today, the liberal press (redundant even then, I know) blamed a Southern “atmosphere of violence” rather than the perpetrator.
The death of the rabid anti-Communist and supply-side tax-cutter ushered in the takeover of the Democratic Party by the Left that abandoned the Hmong and South Vietnamese to slaughter in 1975 and that has generally appeased evil abroad ever since; created an un-Great welfare-dependency Society that kicked the black man out the house and made Uncle Sam daddy; and adopted class envy-based economic policies that wage war on wealthy entrepreneurs and job producers.
The apex on liberal hegemony against the party of Jefferson-Jackson BBQs had to wait out a conservative revolution, but arrived ceremoniously two years ago with the election of a man that is the antithesis of JFK-style classic liberalism that now goes by the name of Reagan conservatism.
Unlike JFK, President Barack Hussein Obama would rather:
- Drop in for a surprise party for Fidel Castro, rather than kill the murderer of political opponents daring to exercise basis Liberty;
- Exercise Chicago-style politics with Terrorist Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright and Rahm Emmanuel than go after The Mob;
- Threaten CEOs daring to use profits to reward productive employees with pitchfork-weilding mobs rather than encourage the making of more job and prosperity-making jobs through tax cuts for the rich; and
- Appease the Russian Bears and Iranian mullahs rather than blockade encroachers of the Monroe Doctrine.
The Left became so strong within the Democratic Party that they could not abide the obvious conclusion of the Warren Commission and Jack Ruby that JFK was killed by communist Lee Harvey Oswald due to Oswald’s hatred of JFK for opposing the Cuban and Soviet dictators intent upon uniting the workers of the world.
Academia and the press assisted the new Party of George McGovern appeasers of tyranny to morph Oswald’s face into those of George Wallace, Lester Maddox and Bull Connor, all of whom had alibis. You see, The Left simply can’t abode the discrediting of their policies and ideology.Likewise, when Carter and Mondale lost to Reagan, it was said to be style over substance. Dukakis lost because Willie Horton was black, and so on.
In the aftermath of the 2010 Election; the press, Pelosi and the President have made the economy and ObamaCare wear the face of an Oswald that failed to give enough speeches explaining the wonders of Democratic Party domination of D.C.
There simply is no way that liberal economic, social and defense policies could have anything to do with The Wave, you see.
Nothing is more important to The Left than controlling the narrative to their explain away their election defeats.
Lifelong DeKalb Resident (LDR) view near Stone Mountain of Georgia
There also seems to be some denial in Georgia, according to LDR with a non-Gamecock roost view from Stone Mountain, as well as former governor Roy Barnes who failed in his bid to win back his job. King Roy’s first TV ad of the campaign season blamed Georgia’s job losses on failed GOP pro-life state legislation rather than the policies of his party from Congress since their takeover in 2006 and their president that was inaugurated in 2009. Nope, Roy said the whole nation including potential job-producers, were all laughing at Georgia. Wonder whose laughter swept all those faux Blue Dawgs out of D.C.?
LDR advises that many Peach State Democrats prefer leaders like African-American Mike Thurmond (defeated in race for Labor Commissioner) who urges reaching out to whites and conservatives on a policy basis rather than “blame” the so-called bifurcation of Georgia’s political parties into “one white and one black.” Her astuteness also represents that portion of the Democrats in the largest state east of the Mississippi River that eschew gender politics and those above the Gnat Line that would have the party advertise itself as the “party of the woman”. She also favors Carol Porter (defeated in race for Attorney General) for party chairman, who was endorsed for Attorney General by some at the conservative Peach Pundit blog as well as by Redstate’s Erick Erickson.
Some Democrats in Georgia get it, much like does Heath Shuler (D-NC) who just lost a challenge to Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader, despite the endorsement of his San Francisco-liberal opponent by DeKalb County’s Hank Johnson of the Fourth Congressional District. Not sure how closely the Buddhist Johnson reflects his constituencies views, but he is famous for great constituent service when not making flat jokes about the tipping over of Guam.
But what is clear from the wagging tongues of too many Democrats in and out of Georgia (that decidedly do not include those named Carville that suggest an equality of testosterone between Obama and Hillary should the latter loan the former a ball) that they would be better off blaming their anemic post-Reagan, post-Newt, post-Tea party condition on their failed policies, rather than Fox News, intra-party personalities, opponents’ ad campaigns and the failure of Obama to give 212 ObamaCare speeches rather than a “measly” 211.
- Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias and former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, should not lose his run-off due campaign email error.
- It didn’t take long for Governor-Elect Nathan Deal toreveal why this rooster thought his election would be a bad deal for Georgia, unless you are part of theGood-Ole-Boy System.
- Kudos for Sanford Bishop (D-GA) vote for Shuler.
Georgia and the National Democratic Party need to get back to the party that elected JFK.
TMR and the writing of majority reports
Stay tuned for the writing of majority reports by yours truly when Speaker John Boehner is sworn in by the new Republican majority in January.
The Minority Report was born in the aftermath of the loss of Congress in 2007, with the prayer that our efforts could be a part of the eventual return of conservatives to power. Thanks to tea partiers, we
will soon be writing reports on the majorities we elected on Election day 2010, at least in the House of Representatives.
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson
Wealth is not Created at the Top: It is Only Devoured There
The UK has left the EU and we can argue about the minutiae of Wealth until we’re blue in the face. But the overriding factors are apparent and in one of the richest countries in the world it is shocking that so many people can’t even be sure if they are going to be able to eat enough today or provide for their loved ones.
These days, politicians from the left to the right assume that most wealth is created at the top. By the visionaries, by the job creators, and by the people who have “made it”. By the go-getters oozing talent and entrepreneurial-ism that are helping to advance the whole world – Opinion by Rutger Bregman
… across the spectrum virtually all agree that wealth is created primarily at the top and so entrenched is this assumption that it’s even embedded in our language. When economists talk about “productivity”, what they really mean is the size of your paycheck. And when we use terms like “welfare state”, “redistribution” and “solidarity”, we’re implicitly subscribing to the view that there are two strata: the makers and the takers, the producers and the couch potatoes, the hardworking citizens – and everybody else.
Bankers, pharmaceutical giants, Google, Facebook … a new breed of rentiers are at the very top of the pyramid and they’re sucking the rest of us dry
In reality, it is precisely the other way around. In reality, it is the waste collectors, the nurses, and the cleaners whose shoulders are supporting the apex of the pyramid. They are the true mechanism of social solidarity. Meanwhile, a growing share of those we hail as “successful” and “innovative” are earning their wealth at the expense of others. The people getting the biggest handouts are not down around the bottom, but at the very top. Yet their perilous dependence on others goes unseen. Almost no one talks about it. Even for politicians on the left, it’s a non-issue.
To understand why, we need to recognise that there are two ways of making money. The first is what most of us do: work. That means tapping into our knowledge and know-how (our “human capital” in economic terms) to create something new, whether that’s a takeout app, a wedding cake, a stylish updo, or a perfectly poured pint. To work is to create. Ergo, to work is to create new wealth.
But there is also a second way to make money. That’s the rentier way: by leveraging control over something that already exists, such as land, knowledge, or money, to increase your wealth. You produce nothing, yet profit nonetheless. By definition, the rentier makes his living at others’ expense, using his power to claim economic benefit.
But here comes the rub. Most rentiers are not as easily identified as the greedy banker or manager. Many are disguised. On the face of it, they look like industrious folks, because for part of the time they really are doing something worthwhile. Precisely that makes us overlook their massive rent-seeking…
The problems we face are that the politicians are firmly in the hands (pockets) of the uber wealthy. We live in a corporate plutocracy and those holding all the wealth and therefore power have no intention of changing the status quo, even if it isn’t sustainable. They remind me of bacteria (or cancer) devouring the host body more and more even though eventually it will kill them too.
Donald Trump Forgets Important Lesson From Grandad:
Harper’s Magazine reprints an interesting letter from US President Donald J. Trump’s own grandfather that may get you thinking. Here is it then:
The Emigrants – By Friedrich Trump – From a letter written in 1905 by Friedrich Trump, Donald Trump’s grandfather, to Luitpold, prince regent of Bavaria. Trump had been ordered to leave Bavaria for failing to complete mandatory military service and to register his initial emigration to the United States twenty years earlier.
Prince Luitpold rejected Trump’s request for repatriation; the family later settled in New York. Translated from the German by Austen Hinkley.
Most Serene, Most Powerful Prince Regent! Most Gracious Regent and Lord!
I was born in Kallstadt on March 14, 1869. My parents were honest, plain, pious vineyard workers. They strictly held me to everything good — to diligence and piety, to regular attendance in school and church, to absolute obedience toward the high authority.
After my confirmation, in 1882, I apprenticed to become a barber. I emigrated in 1885, in my sixteenth year. In America I carried on my business with diligence, discretion, and prudence. God’s blessing was with me, and I became rich. I obtained American citizenship in 1892. In 1902 I met my current wife. Sadly, she could not tolerate the climate in New York, and I went with my dear family back to Kallstadt.
The town was glad to have received a capable and productive citizen. My old mother was happy to see her son, her dear daughter-in-law, and her granddaughter around her; she knows now that I will take care of her in her old age.
But we were confronted all at once, as if by a lightning strike from fair skies, with the news that the High Royal State Ministry had decided that we must leave our residence in the Kingdom of Bavaria. We were paralyzed with fright; our happy family life was tarnished. My wife has been overcome by anxiety, and my lovely child has become sick.
Why should we be deported? This is very, very hard for a family. What will our fellow citizens think if honest subjects are faced with such a decree — not to mention the great material losses it would incur. I would like to become a Bavarian citizen again.
In this urgent situation I have no other recourse than to turn to our adored, noble, wise, and just sovereign lord, our exalted ruler His Royal Highness, highest of all, who has already dried so many tears, who has ruled so beneficially and justly and wisely and softly and is warmly and deeply loved, with the most humble request that the highest of all will himself in mercy deign to allow the applicant to stay in the most gracious Kingdom of Bavaria.
Your most humble and obedient,
… Well then. Long ago, yes.. Still applies? You tell me.
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