Thank God the writer (at the above link) survived his brush with mortality and is still pumping out pieces like that. This is on a subject I totally agree with and have been screaming about since 2008, letting the (Goddamn) media and their fellow travelers pick the Republican candidate… again.
In the last fifty years, the most illuminating comments from these “debates” didn’t come from one the trap questions a media moderator sprung. But when a candidate went off script, as when Ronald Reagan barked back, “.. that he had paid for his microphone“.
What would be a more useful exercise for picking our next leader than staged debates would be putting a puppy and a hammer in front of every candidate. Think Iran wants to deal with a American President that they watched beat a puppy to death? Buy the candidates a deck of cards and only let the candidates advance to the next primary that can make money running a game of three-card-Monty on the streets of New York City. That would show us which man should negotiate with the EU.
Why do we act as if we are looking for the next Chamber of Commerce Chairman or picking the qualities we would like to see in our next door neighbor. Roosevelt was a cheat, Churchill could be a grandiose jerk and Lincoln (today) would be diagnosed as mentally ill. But what they had, that will make their names endure for generations, no effete media snob is going to recognize.
I would like to see one of the candidates turn their back on these monkey shows and walk away.
I would support that man.
State treasurer of MA absolutely shreds RomneyCare, which “has nearly bankrupted the state” and is surviving solely because of federal aid
No comment necessary.
In January 2010, Thomas J. Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research, warned that the Obama administration “continues to embrace Washington-dominated, command-and-control energy policies focused on mandates, subsidies, and political favors—not market forces.” He criticized “subsidizing one form of energy,” wind and solar, “while restricting the exploration of another,” warning that it “will lead to several measurable outcomes, increasing energy prices across the board, fewer jobs, and a weaker footing in the global economy..”
Nearly two years later, that warning has come true with a vengeance.
Oil, coal, or natural gas, it doesn’t matter to an administration and a president determined to restrict the amount of energy Americans need for their present and future needs. The result, in part, has been a stalled energy sector and a contributing factor in an economy with an estimated 20 million unemployed or under-employed.
The losses in income taxes and the taxes paid by this industry sector, in addition to the hideous borrowing and spending by the Obama administration is doing enormous harm to America and yet Barack Obama wants a second term in office.
We cannot survive a second term for this president, his administration and his friends. We C O U L D N O T S U R V I V E.
This is what happens when you put people in charge who believe that the ability to create debt is the same as creating wealth.