Latham, NY— I’m outside Albany, NY. Was at Windsor Locks CT overnight, and will head to Southern NY today. Not quite sure where after that. It’s a bit cooler, the last couple days, and the rain is making a mess of my truck.


    “This isn’t just about them saying we should reduce the deficit,” Pelosi said, adding: “This is an excuse. The budget deficit is an excuse for the Republicans to undermine government plain and simple. They don’t just want to make cuts, they want to destroy. They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, the department of education. They want to destroy your rights.”

    (Hat tip, Fox News, whose biggest offense, apparently is actually reporting what Democrats actually say and do.)Let’s break this down, OK?

    “This is an excuse. The budget deficit is an excuse for the Republicans to undermine government plain and simple.”

    Simple, perhaps, but correct? Ummmmm…. No. If we wanted to destroy government, why on earth wld we be making a point of returning the government to the confines of the Constitution? You know that one, Nancy it’s the one that keeps the D from assuming ditatorial powers, for the most part…. the document you keep trying to sidestep. Let’s continue:

    They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water…

    Yes, Yes, of course. I see it now. We can get votes by poisoning people. Republicans, not

    They want to destroy your rights.”

    What rights would those be, Nancy? Oh, I see. I’ll bet you’re still figuring on the illusion that people ahve a right to government healthcare. Well, with a hat tip to Billy Beck, if you can force me to pay for your healthcare, why is it you can’t force me (yet) to pick your cotton? Where exactly does your definition of slavery begin, Nancy?

    Oh, and by the way, Nancy? Consider the root word of government…. Govern. As in regulate, reduce, etc. Rights don’t come from government, they come from God. All government can do is limit or destroy those rights. That’s something you and your party have been doing for some years now.

  • FAST AND FURIOUS SPINNING: I see in the LA TIMES where the FBI reports have some problems with the ATF claims about ballistics tests regarding the agent killed by those guns smuggled by the political operation known as “Fast and Furious”. Let me tell you this;  If a Republican White House were linked to this operation, particularly as close as this White House has been, there would be non-stop congressional bleating, show trials and CNN would be wetting it’s pants 24 hrs a day, “Tingles” Matthews would be screaming,  awe’d have morons marching on the WH. But it’s a Democrat in the WH, soit’s all just fine with these creatures.
  • THE NEXT ELECTION IS THE REPUBLICANS’ TO LOSE: Obama’s poll numbers are down overall, in dramatic fashion. But Josh Kraushaar   says they’re particularly bad in the battleground states, and getting worse by the day.  I say this election will go to the GOP if they get an actual conservative to run.  If they don’ Keeping up the pushback on Obama’s socialism is crucial, here, too.  If not the results will be an even bigger disaster than Obama’s first term was. Rand Simberg agrees, saying in part today:<

    The best way to enhance revenue is in two ways. First, grow the economy, and increase everyone’s income. This is done not be spending ourselves into oblivion (the failed and misshapen Keynesian theory to which Obama, Pelosi, and Reid cling), but by ending the war on the job creators, in terms of both tax rates and regulations. The second is to increase the number of taxpayers by both putting them to work, and including them in the system (see the comment above on de Tocqueville) by flattening the rates. This has another salutory benefit on the outlay side, as Epstein says:

    Human nature what it is, most ordinary citizens will be tempted by government largesse, despite the potential losses from hamstringing the economy with higher taxes. It is for that reason that whenever there is a revenue shortfall, political forces now clamor to “tax the rich.” In the end, this is a plea for steeper progressivity, which in turn cuts deeper into long-term economic growth.

    The willingness to call for tax increases is dulled, however, when rates are flat. Then, the proponents of tax increases know for certain that they will have to foot their part of the bill for each new program.

    In short, the Democrats’ “progressive” class-warfare nostrums depress revenue as they increase government spending, while the solution is to actually increase revenue and reduce spending by moving to a flatter system in which everyone has a stake. This is the battle that the Republicans seem to be winning for the moment, but only because we are on the verge of fiscal catastrophe. If this really is their Gettysburg moment, they shouldn’t let up now.

    The American voter knows this well, as they do in few instances in the past. One such period of understanding was under Jimmy Carter, who now, tanks to Obama, is not the worst president in history, anymore.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,