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Prejudice Against the Deserving!

Published March 12, 2012 by republicanfaithchat

Finally, we are having the dialogue that we need.

One of the biggest problems in politics: the most deserving (the wealthy) don’t have ENOUGH influence:

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Ken Griffin, a hedge fund billionaire who is one of the 400 richest people in America, argued that the ultrawealthy in this country don’t have enough influence over politics. Griffin went on to say that the ultrawealthy “have a duty” to step forward and save the U.S. from what he says is a drift toward Soviet-style state control of the economy:

Q. I’m going to come back to this. But I want to touch on two more areas first. What do you think in general about the influence of people with your means on the political process? You said shame on the politicians for listening to the CEOs. Do you think the ultrawealthy have an inordinate or inappropriate amount of influence on the political process?

A. I think they actually have an insufficient influence. Those who have enjoyed the benefits of our system more than ever now owe a duty to protect the system that has created the greatest nation on this planet. And so I hope that other individuals who have really enjoyed growing up in a country that believes in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – and economic freedom is part of the pursuit of happiness – (I hope they realize) they have a duty now to step up and protect that. Not for themselves, but for their kids and for their grandchildren and for the person down the street that they don’t even know …

At this moment in time, these values are under attack. This belief that a larger government is what creates prosperity, that a larger government is what creates good (is wrong). We’ve seen that experiment. The Soviet Union collapsed. China has run away from its state-controlled system over the last 20 years and has pulled more people up from poverty by doing so than we’ve ever seen in the history of humanity. Why the U.S. is drifting toward a direction that has been the failed of experiment of the last century, I don’t understand. I don’t understand.

He also complained that this is a “very sad moment in [his] lifetime,” citing the now-familiar Republican charge that the Obama administration has “embraced class warfare.”

I can understand why the ultra-liberal “lamestream media” doesn’t want to push this, but we must make the rubes come to understand this.

Vote Romney! Send Nasty Newt and Crazy Rick away!

Great Night: Romney on his way to a sweep, and we lose a RINO….

Published February 29, 2012 by republicanfaithchat

It appears that Willard “Mittens” Romney is on his way to a clean sweep; he has taken the lead over “Crazy Rick” Santorum in Michigan.

Even better: we are losing a RINO:

U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) will not run to keep her seat this November, according to local station WGME.

“After an extraordinary amount of reflection and consideration, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate,” Snowe said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “It has been an indescribable honor and immeasurable privilege to serve the people of Maine, first in both houses of Maine’s legislature and later in both houses of Congress.”

Snowe continued, “As I have long said, what motivates me is producing results for those who have entrusted me to be their voice and their champion, and I am filled with that same sense of responsibility today as I was on my first day in the Maine House of Representatives.” She added, “I do find it frustrating, however, that an atmosphere of polarization and ‘my way or the highway’ ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions.”

Maybe we’ll be able to get a REAL Republican in that seat!

Oh yes, the milquetoast RINOS will whine about this (I’m looking at YOU, David Brooks):

Politicians do what they must to get re-elected. So it’s not unexpected that Republican senators like Richard Lugar and Orrin Hatch would swing sharply to the right to fend off primary challengers.

As Jonathan Weisman reported in The Times on Sunday, Hatch has a lifetime rating of 78 percent from the ultra-free market Club for Growth, but, in the past two years, he has miraculously jumped to 100 percent and 99 percent, respectively. Lugar has earned widespread respect for his thoughtful manner and independent ways. Now he’s more of a reliable Republican foot soldier.

Still, it is worth pointing out that this behavior is not entirely honorable. It’s not honorable to adjust your true nature in order to win re-election. It’s not honorable to kowtow to the extremes so you can preserve your political career.

But, of course, this is exactly what has been happening in the Republican Party for the past half century. Over these decades, one pattern has been constant: Wingers fight to take over the party, mainstream Republicans bob and weave to keep their seats.

Republicans on the extreme ferociously attack their fellow party members. Those in the middle backpedal to avoid conflict. Republicans on the extreme are willing to lose elections in order to promote their principles. Those in the mainstream are quick to fudge their principles if it will help them get a short-term win.

Oh, cry me a river. Paraphrasing Barry Goldwater: “extremism in defense of my tax cut is no vice.”

And think about it: without rock-ribbed stubborn resistance to President Obama’s plans, we might have compromised and would have an improved economy President Obama would be much more popular now! It was our stubbornness that gave us a shot to begin with, so shut your mealy-mouth yap.

An idea whose time as come: voting rights….

Published January 6, 2012 by republicanfaithchat

I was on the road AGAIN….the CEO still won’t let me on his corporate jet (dang that Barack HUSSEIN Obama and his class warfare!).

Being bored, I decided to listen to the left-wing socialist NPR and there they were, complaining about “voting rights” and requiring voters to have a valid photo ID.

They gave some sob story of rural voters possibly not having a birth certificate or having the money to pay the necessary fees to get a FREE state ID.

Come on!!! Are you serious?

Frankly, I suggest that we go another direction.

I suggest that we put a “minimum wealth requirement” in order to be able to vote. It doesn’t have to be much; say one’s assets should exceed one’s debts by, oh, maybe 250,000 dollars or some token amount like that (your retirement account plus house equity should cover that…easily…if you are any kind of Republican at all).

After all, WE are the ones affected by policy; why should the slackers and freeloaders have any say at all?

Where do you read Jesus saying that the poor should be able to vote?