Scientists Are Beginning to Figure Out Why Conservatives Are…Conservative | Mother Jones

Both Left and Right have over time thought there was seriously wrong with the thinking of their opponents……but is there a scientific way to determine who will be a conservative?

Glad you asked.

 

Scientists Are Beginning to Figure Out Why Conservatives Are…Conservative | Mother Jones.

The GOP will march to victory in 2016 behind its Benghazi squirrel Blue Nation Review

I like humor.  The GOP is about as humorous as a political party can be…….but their attempts to reach normal humans is just beyond humorous….it is approach ridiculous……at warp speed.

If you need a good chuckle…..please watch the video…….

 

The GOP will march to victory in 2016 behind its Benghazi squirrel Blue Nation Review.

Noninterventionism: A Primer | The American Conservative

I have observed that if I do not write on the subject of the day for right Wing idiots….they do not read or comment……which is fine by me….I had rather have visitors that can think and write for themselves without input from mental midgets……..

That’s right…you heard it….I read the American Conservative…..and interesting piece now that there are those considering re-entering into the Iraqi theater……well worth the read….

 

Noninterventionism: A Primer | The American Conservative.

One Situation At A Time

Opinion from the desk of the Editor

It is Earth Day week…..and we will talk about the environment, pollution and such….and we will talk…..and in the end it was just that….ALL TALK!

I have had an epiphany (I know….a little late, huh?)………the radical Right cares nothing about this country or solving problems.  Harsh words, I know but look at the situation with politics today.

The Right is always up in arms about this situation and that…….they all have an opinion on Benghazi and the IRS and Holder and some freeloading rancher……but what are their ideas for solving problems?

Let me guess all our problems will disappear if we government is a lot smaller…..but just how will they accomplish that?  Everybody will be better off if we eliminate abortions altogether.  Maybe we will hit a new stride if we repeal Obamacare.

We all know what their slogans are……limited government…..end social welfare programs…..adhere to traditional values………protect morality……….slogans…….slogans……….great dog whistle issues but just how will they go about achieving their ends?

Without solutions……they have NOTHING!

But yet Americans fall victim to these con jobs almost every time.

I would keep trying to help people see….but why?  Americans go through life blindfolded…..a blindfold of their own making……..American politics is the biggest joke on the international stage………I wish I could blame it on something substantial…..but the truth is that it is not funny……..and the voter gets more stupid by the election……..

When we ever learn?

The answer is….not until we have shot our little toe off……..and then it is too late for a pedicure…..

Why Do Conservatives Soak Up Lies? | Eric Zuesse

You know as I know that the Right has a horrible time with the facts and in doing so….a hard time with the truth…….but the question should be asked, why do conservs buy into each and everyone of the lies?

There is an election approaching and the lies shall get deeper and harsher…….

Well, go figure…..that question has been answered…..

Why Do Conservatives Soak Up Lies? | Eric Zuesse.

Run Hillary Run?

All of us political junkies know that there is an election in 2014, what some call the mid-terms and then the bigger will be just 2 years away….the 2016 presidential election.  We still do not have a clear picture of who will be running from each of the two parties…we have our faves like Cruz, Paul, Bush, Biden, Warren and of course the ever present Clinton……

If you are a liberal you know what is being said about Hillary and of course her hubby, Big Bubba……if you are a conserv you have your ideas and beliefs about her and her hubby…….and the wild accusations will fly rampant if she decides to run…….but there is ammo for the GOP and its spin doctors……

Now that the journals of Hillary Clinton’s late best friend, Diane Blair, have come to light, is there anything about the former secretary of state we don’t know? That’s the question on Frank Bruni’s mind. He’s not saying the Washington Free Beacon shouldn’t have printed the information it found in the journals. But, he writes in the New York Times, he wonders: “How many decent, gifted people who contemplate public office look at what someone like Hillary endures and step away? And the people who aren’t scared off: How cold and hard are they, or how cold and hard do they become?” Bruni likens Clinton to “a carcass” that “with a tireless zest, we pick … clean.” But in the Washington Examiner, Byron York says all of this is fair game. If Clinton runs for president in 2016, some voters will be people who weren’t even born when Bill Clinton took his first oath of office. They need to be educated about Hillary Clinton’s past, just as voters learned about Mitt Romney’s 1980s business deals, John Kerry’s Vietnam war record, or George W. Bush’s military service controversy from the 1960s. Clinton’s actions from the 1970s onward reveal “something about who Clinton was and still is,” and examining those actions “will help define Mrs. Clinton for millions of voters who weren’t around or weren’t paying attention in the 1990s.” His full column here, Bruni’s here.

I can imagine that this will give ammo to her opponents and that they will begin using it as soon as possible….even though there is NO clear indication that she will run……..

Come on people…..let the opinions fly….I am Listening……

Beliefs Of The Tea Party

Recently a friend and loyal reader and I had a conversation about the Tea Party….I said that I was not opposed to the Tea Party per se, as it was in the original movement just that, IMO, the movement had been hijack by people with an alternate agenda and that my problem is with the people that describe themselves as members of the Tea Party and their thoughtless comments which is picked up and given a lot of undue notoriety…..I try to ignore stupid but sometimes it is just too blatant to ignore….

But I was told that the Tea Party principles were as follows……..(a neo-liberal in any other clothing is still a neo-liberal)…….

  1. THE RULE OF THE MARKET. Liberating “free” enterprise or private enterprise from any bonds imposed by the government (the state) no matter how much social damage this causes. Greater openness to international trade and investment, as in NAFTA. Reduce wages by de-unionizing workers and eliminating workers’ rights that had been won over many years of struggle. No more price controls. All in all, total freedom of movement for capital, goods and services. To convince us this is good for us, they say “an unregulated market is the best way to increase economic growth, which will ultimately benefit everyone.”
  2. CUTTING PUBLIC EXPENDITURE FOR SOCIAL SERVICES like education and health care. REDUCING THE SAFETY-NET FOR THE POOR, and even maintenance of roads, bridges, water supply — again in the name of reducing government’s role.
  3. DEREGULATION. Reduce government regulation of everything that could diminsh profits, including protecting the environment and safety on the job.
  4. PRIVATIZATION. Sell state-owned enterprises, goods and services to private investors. This includes banks, key industries, railroads, toll highways, electricity, schools, hospitals and even fresh water. Although usually done in the name of greater efficiency, which is often needed, privatization has mainly had the effect of concentrating wealth even more in a few hands and making the public pay even more for its needs.
  5. ELIMINATING THE CONCEPT OF “THE PUBLIC GOOD” or “COMMUNITY” and replacing it with “individual responsibility.” Pressuring the poorest people in a society to find solutions to their lack of health care, education and social security all by themselves — then blaming them, if they fail, as “lazy.”

I understand their thinking in #1-4….it is 5 that I have a huge problem with…….”individual responsibility”…….don’t get me wrong….people should be responsible for their actions….all their actions and decisions…….but where I have my confusion is the laws and wanted laws that take responsibility from the people like what we eat or smoke or religion or abortion (now here is the one that most small minded people will fixate on…it is an EXAMPLE Only!)…..each one of those is a personal choice that some want to take away from the people…..it should be a total commitment to “individual responsibility” or let it go!

GOP Course Change?

I recall after the last election….you know the one where Mitt got his pants beaten off…..the GOP and its chairman, Rancid Prius (sorry cannot remember his real name and too lazy to use Google) stated that the GOP was gonna take stock and try to reach out to those disenfranchised voters…you know like women, Latinos, working folk, etc……

An excellent idea and I for one was looking forward to some substance to their issues and not just “we hate Obama” rhetoric…..this was the perfect opportunity for them to be successful…….many Americans were getting weary of the Obama admin and their sluggish policy machine….the voters were there for them to reach out to and hopefully convert……but…….

So far NOTHING has changed…they are NOT reaching out to new voters……they remain with an aging white base….they allow the idiots of the party free and unhampered access to spout all sorts of insulting rhetoric and falsehoods…….and policies….where are the NEW ideas on policy prep?

At the winter meeting of the RNC the chairman made some amazing statements……

We’ve come a long way since we gathered in Charlotte and vowed to renew our party, to grow, and to win.

As you’ve seen these last few days, we’re making great progress. We’re meeting our goals. We’re ‘making it happen.’

On all these things, I could go into greater detail. But you’ve heard and seen most of the numbers by now. So I just want to underscore the big picture. What we’re doing together is unprecedented for the RNC, for any party committee. We already have more people in the field than we do in headquarters. That’s unheard of in an off year. In some cases, that’s unheard of in an election year.

And we’re accomplishing these things because we’re united.

There are also people who want to turn the healthy conversations we’re having into headlines. They want to make a family discussion look like division. But we’re not going to let that happen, either.

I think it’s a good thing that we can have honest discussions on policy. A robust party should take time to debate the right solutions, and the right tactics. But there shouldn’t be any question: We’re united on our principles…

…yes, our party has come up with multiple ways to protect Americans from the consequences of Obamacare. But does anyone doubt that we’re united in saying that America deserves better than the Unaffordable Care Act?

Enough!  I could go one with his comments but why?  His comments are those of a delusional prick.  I have seen NOTHING new or anything that could be clled a success….with the exception of ACA (Obamacare for those haters) and that had NOTHING to do with GOP policy but rather a failed roll-out of the program…..very fortuitous for the GOP.

The RNC is already investing in a strong ground game for the 2014 elections, having already recruited more than 8,000 precinct captains. The committee has one of the largest, most diverse staffs it has ever had, officials said last week, and it has restructured its operations so they are data-driven. The committee is investing in all 50 states while eyeing some states where they could invest more substantially ahead of the 2016 election cycle.

But what good is a ground game if you have nothing to offer perspective voters?

The one area that has the GOP most concerned is the so-called “war on women”….but they have a plan…well sort of…….

The RNC is also considering a tactical defense against the Democrats’ “war on women” attack that in 2012 brought down candidates like Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin. The committee will consider a new resolution that states the RNC will not support the “strategy of silence” when it comes to Republican candidates and the issue of “life,” urging candidates to defend their positions and fight back.

Let me help them with this one issue….if you do not want it to appear as though there is a war on women then put a muzzle on the morons…..every time they open their mouths they feed that perception…..they can defend their position without using stupid statements to make their point….you know like “legitimate rape” or “biblical authority” or (pick one…they are not hard to find)…….as long as your candidates go off script the harder it is to reel they comments back…..just a suggestion……

I am a political philosopher and believe me when I say that I would love to see a new and improved GOP……… would make for a much better political stage….but so far all they have is….well NOTHING!  They have the same mindless twaddle from mental midgets……the people with an intellect are move to the fringe and told that they are NO longer political pure….there can NEVER be a strong GOP as long as these types of thoughts are allowed to blossom and bear fruit…….it is just that simple.

Here Come The Liberals

I read then posted a piece on McCain the liberal…..utter BS but I thought about a piece I read the other day and just had to throw it into the mix…..I am guessing that my conserv friends will take exception with the findings but……whatcha gonna do?

Now for about a decade we liberals have been bad mouthing conservs and the conservs have gotten even by insult the liberals……to the point that you would think that there is truly deep hatred on both sides….a hatred that sounds like it could result in massive violence…..

Recently there was a huge study, I believe it was NBC/Wall St. Journal poll, that found that most of us are really centrists…..that poll was a bit of a BS outing in my opinion…….according to this poll I am a centrist………what they call a ‘pick-up populist’…..I answered the questions as I always do and about a decade ago the result was I was so far Left that I almost fell off the chart…..but now I am a centrists?  Can you explain that?

Anyway……..I have some bad news for my conserv brethren……..

More Americans are calling themselves liberal today than at any point since Gallup started measuring in 1992, according to a new Gallup analysis—though conservatives still far outnumber them. The ranks of self-identified liberals swelled to 23% in 2013, according to the analysis, which collected data from 13 polls spanning more than 18,000 people. That leaves liberals 15 points behind conservatives (38%), tying the narrowest margin ever. Those new liberals appeared to come at the expense of moderates, who declined to 34%—their lowest point ever, down 9 points from Gallup’s first analysis in 1992. Liberals have always been at the bottom of the totem pole. Why the recent gains? It could simply be that the term “liberal” is now more acceptable, the pollsters write, or it could indicate that the Democratic Party “is increasingly dominated by those from the left,” as the Republican party is by the right.

Personally, I think polls and surveys are CRAP!  People will lie and mislead……the question can do the same thing…..but if there is any accuracy in this latest Gallup then my conserv friends need to worry for their future…..