Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rangel, Waters to Blame for Dem Failure

Rangel and Waters, exclusively responsible for Democrat’s poor performance, (whooping) in November’s Mid-Term elections.

I hear a lot being said about these two democrats unwise decision to forego the slap on the wrist in lieu of a public trial. How hard this must be on poor Nancy Pelosi. I think there have been back channel communications urging them to be the sacrificial lambs on the altar of the Progressive agenda.

When the Democrats get their butts handed to them they can say, it’s for the sins of the few or two, rather than because the American Electorate has no stomach for our big government schemes. It’s not because we went against the will of the American people. It’s not because despite being loudly, forcefully, sometimes scarily made aware of just how much the “little people” did not want Obamacare, we passed it by sleight of hand. Noooo, that’s not it, got nothing to do with that.

It’s not because the more we learn of the mess that was ramrodded through under the guise of reform, the more we understand just how incredibly incompetent the President, and the leaders of both houses of congress are.

It’s not the bail outs.

It’s not the massive deficits.

It’s not the muddled foreign policy.

If there is any blame left over when we’re done pinning it all on Rangel and Waters it’s probably Bush’s fault.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

If You're Not Outraged, You're Probably a Democrat

Driving in traffic I saw a sign of our times. It was in the form a bumper sticker, actually two of them. One said “Obama ‘08,” the other one said, “If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Attention.” Hmm. So the only acceptable political outrage it would seem is liberal outrage. The kind that voted for hope and change. The license plate cover was “Loyola Marymount University Alumni” so perhaps the message was that only “Educated,” outrage is acceptable. He’s probably forwarding this to the thought police even now.

I am working six days a week, so I don’t get to go to a town hall meeting. I sent my Congressman, and Senators an email expressing my outrage about the proposed health care reform. Congressman Thompson was kind enough to send me a polite form letter in reply which basically said, “We are going to do it anyway but thanks for your in put.” At the bottom of the email it said, “Do not reply to this email.” Typical politician. In all fairness it did say that I could email him again with any concerns and he will probably send me another form letter that says, “Can’t you read, I said we are doing it with or with out your concern.”

I’m not edumacated, I know what I know if you know what I mean. I know that I grew up with tribal dental care. Yes, I’m Native American. It used to be that the health clinic did what they call quadrant dentistry. If you went in you got a cleaning, and one quadrant of your dental concerns dealt with in one visit. Say upper left quadrant, two fillings. Lower left, prep for a crown, etc. Now they are subsidized by the state. They get this subsidy based on “Visits.” So cleaning is one visit. Prep for crown. Filling. Crown. Filling. Check up. This has done wonders for the quality and availability of care. If you are unemployed and can call three times a day you can get an appointment in about three months. If you are working, they’ll see you if you are in excruciating pain, maybe.

I’m glad there are other dentists in the area that allow you to pay for your own dental care, they will see you as soon as humanly possible and do as much as they can to make sure that you keep coming back to see them. I may have to pay for my own dental care, what a concept, but personally I’m opposed to being in excruciating pain.

It’s probably good that I can’t attend town hall meeting, it would be infuriating if I got ignored in person instead of via email. One could be tempted to yell a bit, try to get their attention, then the secret service would be investigating me, the President would be keeping a file on me, hey, they may even search my medical records to see what health care I don’t need. Wait, they are already planning to do that any way, so I guess the only recourse I have is to vent a little of my pent up, “Outrage.” Thanks for indulging me, it was very therapeutic.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

F-22’s and Your Healthcare Future

Take a good look at this debate. The left is dancing in the aisles because they saved the country from the premier fighter in the world. I’m not really a big fan of the huge price tag of a plane that is not necessary for our national security. I understand that many in side the military do not want more F-22’s at the cost of more immediately useful assets.

However if this is the trend, where advanced weapon systems are not developed, how long will we remain the most effective military power in history?

What does that have to do with health care? Simple, the Democrats are making a bid to make the Government the sole arbiter of what will and will not be paid for to sustain your life. Expensive innovations that sustain life, treat a few patients cannot be funded and will not even be researched. Medical researchers are funded because there is a hope that they will develop something that will be profitable. If the Government is unwilling to purchase these treatments, from doctors there is no motive to develop them. Sounds rational if its some one else’s child dying of a rare blood disease but when it is your child dying for lack of innovation you will realize what a colossal error universal health care is.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Malibu Barbie

With all the speculation about what the aims, goals, dysfunctions of Sarah Palin are, I thought I might make a bid to draft her to the bigger stage. President? No, Governatress. Come again? For those of you outside of the great state of Cali-for-nea. That’s Schwarzenegger speak for the next governor of California.

Some of you may think that I’m joking, perhaps a little tongue in cheek, but since we’ve had a Mr. Universe, why not have a beauty queen. While Governor Schwarzenegger is a closet liberal, Sarah Palin could be an out of the closet conservative and you know how Californians love those who come out of the closet.

If she desires to be another Reagan she could come to the place where the biggest mess is, California, coming soon to the federal level. She could move from Wasilla to Malibu and clean up Sacramento as practice for cleaning up after the ravages of Obamanomics. Perhaps by then she will be viewed by most rational people as the perfect person to clean up after the Obamanation has run it’s course. 2012? Governor of California. 2016? First Female POTUS.

You may be laughing, I am, but you know what? She couldn’t possibly do worse than any of the home grown candidates, by the way the Governator is proof positive that carpet baggers are acceptable to the California Electorate as long as they are photogenic. I do believe in Sarah’s values and sincerity. We need her as much as she needs a stepping stone to Pennsylvania Avenue. Worked for Reagan. Could happen again.

P.S. Thanks for the inspiration Maureen.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sarah Palin, Rock Star

Sarah Palin, political rock star. Not qualified to be county dog catcher, let alone serve a higher purpose on a national level. Sounds eerily like our current rock star President. He completely and totally obliterated all future quips about political qualifications. He was a community organizer, state senator, U.S. Senator for two years and now he’s doing a bang up job as president of the world and savior of the U.S. economy. Oh wait…

The thing that irritates me the most about the punditry is that they don’t get to choose Presidents, the people do. If the people are willing to ignore Obama’s lack of experience because they wanted a rock star president, there is no amount of political insider speak that will dissuade them from electing a political disaster in progressive, pardon me, political disaster in progress.

Sarah Palin appeals to me because she is fresh, folksy if you want to call it that. “There you go again.” I am not old enough to remember President Reagan delivering that folksy zinger and at the time I was as willing to be a Democrat as most children raised in union family America are. I remember all the jokes, I remember singing in chorus on the play ground, “My president has a first name it’s R-O-N-A-L-D. My president has a second name it’s R-E-A-G-A-N. And if you as me why I’ll say… Rotten Ronnie has a way of screwing up the U-S-A!” Think Oscar Meyer Bologna commercials. Where are the children who sang it with me? They don’t live here in logger country anymore, they moved to Idaho mostly.

As a matter of fact that elementary school is still there, barely, it’s student population has fallen by 50% and it is still a repository for leftist propaganda and environmental fallacy. President Reagan was elected in landslides. Against all the punditry. Folksy, cheesy, aw shucks, President who did more in eight years to transform America than any President since FDR. Only Reagan started the longest period of economic growth in U.S. history while FDR presided over the great depression.

Is Palin another Reagan? No, nor should we yearn for the past. Rather Palin embodies the optimism and “Shining City on a Hill” view of our nation as Reagan did and when compared to President Obama’s apologizing to the world for being American and our economy headed for possibly the worst down turn since the 1930’s, Sarah Palin could possibly be the next U.S. President because like President Obama she can run as the Un-Presidential candidate who will throw the D.C. bums out of office.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Tale of Two Presidents

I saw this thanks to PAPundits. It speaks for itself.



Friday, February 13, 2009

President Obama,

Feb. 13, 2009

President Obama,

I am one of those people whom you wish to help with this stimulus package. I have a wife and three children, I made quite a bit less last year than in 2007. Tough times. Economic hardships are a very personal and poignant reality. This is no one else’s fault but my own, I claim my mistakes.

This new tone that you have brought to Washington leaves me just a little puzzled. A few years ago our nation rushed to war after only six months and two congressional affirmations of the President’s policy. That was clearly a bi-partisan issue. The fiscal policies of the last two decades are as bi-partisan as can possibly be. However the present circumstance is the result of eight years of President Bush’s failed economic policy.

Dissent IS Patriotic. I recall that being quite the rally point on the left in 2003 and all through out the war in Iraq. Now however the situation is so dire that no opposition can be brooked, any debate is delay and the cost of inaction is to terrible to contemplate.

Why can’t we wait six days to pass this package? Not six months, not six days. Because you know that this is not the change that the American People want. If you were confident in our support for this very important legislation you wouldn’t be opposed to giving us six days to look it over.

Not only are you quick to judge us incapable of comprehending the pressing necessity and brilliance of your stimulus package but there are calls for opposing voices to be silenced, with the fairness doctrine. Your policies will have to stand up to public critique sooner or later, unless you plan on censoring other forms of media as well.

“Buy American,” wasn’t so popular with our European Allies. That was quickly pulled from this legislation, when did their opinion become so much more important than the 46% of Americans who voted for the other guy. If 46% is too small a percentage for you to listen to, how about the nearly 60% of Americans who have serious misgivings about this legislation?

Six days, is that too much to ask?


Nathan A. Steeves