You gotta love it when Saul Alinsky sycophant Chris (the tingle has reached his brain) Matthews tries to verbally spar with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-MI) about tax increases, numbers, math, red ink, black ink, plans, maps, etc. Chris was so mentally outgunned that I almost felt sorry for him while he was trying his damnedest to make the republicans look bad, twist answers, and blame Bush.
Chris either hasn’t seen this chart or he is lying about everything being Bush’s fault. Make no mistake, Bush 43 ranks very near the top of my least favorite presidents’ list, but let’s give Obama the credit he is due when it comes to flushing our money down the toilet and selling our descendants into financial slavery. Let’s also give the Democrats a massive portion of the blame when they took control of the Congress in 2006 and wrote massive spending bills.
Rep. Paul Ryan speaking at the American Enterprise Institute about the American Roadmap (7.21.2010):
Arthur’s book talks about a “new culture war,” initiated by the Progressivist elite, but there’s something in it to be thankful for. Our current leaders with their ideological agenda have awakened America! They have reminded us of all we have to be grateful for. We relish the opportunity to take back America’s heritage of freedom!
And here’s my final point: the case for our founding principles and for free market democracy has always been based on a moral proposition—the equal dignity of every person—the capacity to control or guide our own lives and to grow in self-responsibility to our families, our country, and our Maker. Progressivist plans for a social welfare state are rooted in materialism. They misunderstand human happiness and suppose it can be purchased with redistributed dollars. We seek fulfillment in achievement and work… or earned success… our flourishing in self-government under a limited constitution.
Those who wish to replace the principles that made America exceptional have posed their challenge on several fronts at once—economic, social, international, and even philosophical. All are interconnected, because the moral foundation that supports freedom in one area supports freedom in all. This is a mighty trial over the very meaning and dignity of the human person. In the political domain, the issue comes down to this: Is government to be master or servant?
My message is sober but my confidence in America is boundless. Once Americans understand that this is the great question of the day, they will, as always, take their stand upon the rock of our foundation of freedom.
The liberal left, as represented by members of Netroots Nation this past weekend, appear to be experiencing a level of angst about Glenn Beck (American patriots) that we have been experiencing for two years now over Obama and his crew of thugs, and fascist agenda. Glenn takes some time to explain that YOU should not lose hope because YOU are making a difference and that we have collectively gotten under the skin of the social Utopians. My own personal thoughts include 1.) they have no idea how freaked out they should be, and 2.) how much they are cluelessly assisting the global elites in their own destruction.
The judge interviews Glenn Beck about Obama authorizing assassinations of American citizens who are suspected of terrorism, and continues on to the Weather Underground’s manifesto; Prairie Fire. For more information on the assassination insanity, go here. To see the entire Freedom Watch, go here.
Now I know why Geithner and his buddies allow Liz Warren to keep talking out loud about what has happened in the financial world, and what is still happening.
The progressive left loves her, and I must admit, she does have some financial common sense stances that I agree with.
In the following video from NRN, she speaks of a loophole put in the bankruptcy law passed in 2005 that was left wide open when Dodd and Frank wrote the next chapter in “financial regulation” that works the system to protect the insiders and screws the taxpayer.
Here’s a very interesting backstory on Geithner vs. Warren when it comes to the person to head up the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and how the progressives that support Liz Warren would consider her being passed over as yet another betrayal.
Though Treasury has tried to downplay the Warren drama, this is an important moment for Obama. Progressive reformers are already defining a potential rejection of Warren as a White House betrayal. Simon Johnson, the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, writes,
This can now go only one of two ways.
1. Elizabeth Warren gets the job. Bridges are mended and the White House regains some political capital. Secretary Geithner is weakened slightly but he’ll recover.
2. Someone else gets the job, despite Treasury’s claims that Elizabeth Warren was not blocked. The deception in this scenario would be nauseating — and completely blatant. “Everyone was considered on their merits” and “the best candidate won” will convince who exactly?
He adds, “Failing to appoint Elizabeth Warren would be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. It will go down in the history books as a turning point — downwards — for this administration.”
If Obama dumps Warren, the White House will justifiably enrage reformers and progressives — that is, part of its base. If Obama nominates Warren, the White House will have a major fight with banks and GOPers. “That may be a fight worth having,” a Treasury Department official says, “but that’s up to the White House to decide.” It’s a mighty big decision.