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Pretend I am a consultant…..

We should not allow the democrats to frame the discussion on the coming economic cliff.  They want to, as always, say it is the republicans who are “obstructing”.

I can’t for the life of me understand why the republicans let them get away with this.  Now, you know if I can see through this, I am sure our elected republican representatives can see it, right?  And, Tagg, I hear you are advising your dad……

Their position is:  The republicans want to raise taxes on the middle class and that they want to raise taxes on the “millionaires and billionaires.”

They have been pushing this for a long time and I don’t hear any push back on it from our side.

Explain IF NOTHING IS DONE, they will go up on everybody.

All we have to say is,  No, No, No.  It is the democrats who are willing to watch the taxes on everybody to go up, middle class and all, just to try to get their way.

Say it again:  “If we do nothing, taxes will go up.  Democrats, join us in making sure that does not happen.”  Then stand your ground.

Say it over and over:  If we do nothing taxes will go up.  Ask:  Why do the democrats want taxes to go up on everybody?  All republicans want is to leave the current tax rates in place as they have been for the past 10 years.

Republicans, spend some of that money to run ads day and night in order to get through to a person who is doing something else, who is worrying about how to pay that electric bill or house payment or rent or one who is planning menus around the grocery items on sale with the tv on in the background.  .We don’t rush over to the tv when a political ad comes on and intently focus on it.  This is one reason an ad with just words running across the screen is useless.

But you have to explain it,  Or at least say it.  Just say it.   The average person is busy!  We are working, trying to make a living.  We catch things on the fly.  We hear things while cooking dinner, through the cries of babies, while making the bed or cleaning out the refrigerator.

And what I hear is “we don’t want to raise taxes on job creators.”  That doesn’t cut it.  Take my word for it.  This is falling for the trap the democrats have set.  IT FALLS ON DEAF EARS because we are not rich so this won’t affect us.  Sure, go ahead and tax the rich more – as long as it does not raise MY taxes.

After having the spending power of income going down over $2000 already, we can’t have our taxes going up now.

$2,000 a year is the number that sticks in my mind.  That is a LOT of money to a LOT of people.  I know it is not much to you guys who don’t have to give a second thought to how much a gallon of milk or a gallon of gas costs, at least in a very long time.  When one hears the president say “Mitt Romney wants your taxes to go up  some $2,000 a year,” real fear can strike the heart as we can barely get by as it is.

Drive home the fact that if you take ALL the income of the so-called millionaires and billionaires,  it won’t even run the country for 3 months, and it won’t put one red cent in my pocket.   (I think.  I should have heard that so many times by now that it would be embedded in my head.)

Again:  “This is not the time to raise taxes on anybody!  It is time the democrats compromise and allow the tax rates to STAY AS THEY ARE NOW.  The democrats are willing and, in fact, determined the Bush tax cuts expire if they don’t get their way of raising taxes on the “rich.”  So the democrats don’t really “care”, except about themselves.

Say, “It is time for the democrats to compromise  It is time they act in a bi-partisan way and join republicans in preventing taxes from going up on anybody in January.”

Spend some money and put out ads to run 24 hours a day to drive this home.  It will work.

Okay. Got that off my chest.

Posted:  10.21.12 A. D. @ 9:10 a.m.

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Establishment republicans playing games with the freshmen congressmen

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/21134471″>Hugh Hewitt To GOP Appropriations Committee Member Jack Kingston: Do You Think We’re Stupid?</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user5194111″>Breitbart</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Well, I should say they are playing games with “them that brung um” the voters who are responsible for the republicans being in control of the House.

Listen to Hugh Hewitt interview Jack Kingston, R-Ga, serving since 1993.  He is using the old “unity” crap to try to shut up the freshmen congressmen and keep them in line.  He (and the others like him) has been and is right now part of the problem.

Message:  Mr. Kingston, this is not football, nor is it a game.  The republicans should be standing firm to take that funding for Obamacare away that the democrats underhandedly put in, instead they are leaking and throwing out barbs at the 54 republicans who have the courage and integrity to do it now.  What’s wrong with doing it now?  No, he wants to put it off until some other time and if you listen to the end, you will find that he is not willing to commit to it even later.  When asked what he was hearing at Town Hall meetings he has held, there is a very revealing pause.  Then he goes into how he thinks “they just don’t understand.”  Hewitt says, “we don’t believe you.”  And we don’t.

Anyway – JACK KINGSTON – a name to remember.

Some of the things I have been reading recently coming from the republican establishment is, I think, coming from the same crowd (maybe led by Karl Rove) who set out to destroy O’Donnell and Angle and, of course, Palin.  Is it women they don’t like?  Just what is it they are trying to prove anyway?  They have already picked out some limp and impotent candidate they want to run for president, and I think I know who it is.  This cannot be tolerated.

This video is from Breitbart.tv:  http://www.breitbart.tv/hugh-hewitt-to-gop-appropriations-committee-member-jack-kingston-do-you-think-were-stupid/

Posted:  03.16.11

When I typed “what’s wrong with doing it now” it made me think of this hymn.   Sometimes it’s not a good idea to put things off.

[Words by Elizabeth H. Reed, 1842]

Ira died in a car accident in 1965 and I just learned when I looked this up that Charlie died at his home on January 26, 2011 at the age of 83.  RIP.  We all go in the end.

Update:  03.17.11 @ 1:31 a.m.

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Obama calls republicans “hostage-takers”

I was actually agreeing with much of what Barack Obama was saying here.  I liked the strength in his voice, instead of the usual halting, emotionless drone, but he just could not refrain from being  accusatory and insulting towards the republicans for standing for what their constituents believe.  He has called for negotiations non-stop, but when give and take happens and a deal is struck it has now become “hostage taking.”  Or his excuse for negotiating, that he somehow had to free the people from the hands of the evil republicans.

I knew that the major democrat talking point of late was to refer to the republicans as holding hostages, because it was obvious in that every time a democrat or democrat representative (including the mainstream media)  opened a mouth they used the word.  I suspected maybe that little directive had come from the white house.  So now I know – either it came directly from the president or he got the memo and obeyed it.

I think it comes directly from him, because it seems to fit so perfectly in with his view of the general population.  He can’t for five minutes refrain from partisan rhetoric. When he says the republicans are holding the “American people hostage” who is he talking about?  I know previously, he said the unemployed were being held hostage.  Now he has progressed to include everyone.

Notice:  I am not being held hostage by the republicans.  As a matter of fact, they are representing me and my point of view.  And when they cease to do that, I’ll say so, as I have before.  I want them to stand firm, just as, apparently, his supporters want  him to be strong on their views.

The first video is his comment just a few minutes ago:

The second video is a montage of media and the democrats parroting the word hostage in every statement.  This was several days ago.  It really is disgusting.

Well, it’s really pretty funny, I guess.  Or maybe just sad to hear people say what they are told to say because they know if they veer from the edict passed down to them from on high, they will be blacklisted and targeted for personal destruction.  Ask Juan Williams.  But one thing they better come to understand, we (the American people) are not sheep and we are not parrots.

Posted:  12.07.10

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Chris Matthews asks: Is Sarah Palin a poster girl for racism? (See video)

I have been searching for a video clip of this segment on Wednesday, August 6, 2009, Chris Matthews’ Hardball, MSNBC.  If I had not seen it, I would have trouble believing it, and it left me offended, sick, and speechless.

His guests are Kathleen Parker, Washington Post, and Joan Walsh, Salon, and he opened the segment with this, referring to an article that Kathleen Parker had written.

Matthews:

“Here`s a quote that really grabbed me: “That same rage was on display again in the fall of 2008, but this time the frenzy was stimulated by a pretty gal with a mocking little wink. Sarah Palin may not have realized what she was doing. But southerners, weaned on Harper Lee, heard the dog whistle.”

Chris to Kathleen – “heard the dog whistle?” Is Sarah Palin a poster girl for racism? Yes or no.”

Then they proceed with a discussion about To Kill a Mocking Bird, the “racist south” which is a haven for “republicans” and how that “pitting” a white woman (Palin) against a black man, as in Obama, some how brings up visions of a black man raping a white woman.  In 2009, they are making references like this, Chris talking about the “cul de sacs of whitedom.”  To tell the truth, it is people like Chris Matthews who live down the cul de sacs of whitedom.  Talk about sterotypes!  Do you think these folks should move on into the 21 century?

You will have to hear it for yourself.  Here’s a video of the segment.

11.01.11 – They have done a pretty good job of stripping this video but they missed this one:  http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/06/chris-matthews-to-kathleen-parker-is-sarah-palin-the-poster-girl-for-racism/

Posted: 08.06.09  Update:  11.01.11 @ 4:17 a.m.

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Just a rant about media madness

ABC’s Sam Donaldson appeared on Thursday’s Good Morning America to talk about the developing Mark Sanford scandal and loudly assert that it’s hard to forgive Bible-thumping Republicans for their sexual transgressions. He began by deriding, “The problem Republicans have, so many of them are sanctimonious.”  [There’s a audio clip Here.]

The longtime contributor continued his attack on members of the GOP who get caught up in sex scandals: “They thump the Bible. They condemn everyone else, and when they- human- they don’t have much credit in the bank for forgiveness.

First of all, this is not a legitimate argument.  If it were, then we could just as easily say that President Obama was “sanctimonious” because he promoted and signed into law an anti-smoking law.  He said he was “95 percent cured” of his own addiction to cigarettes.  But at the same time he is saying smoking is not good for you and we should try to keep people from taking up the habit.  Perfect example of espousing a belief or truth and not quite living up to it yourself.

Mr. Donaldson’s statements are based on the misconception that many people seem to have about Christianity.  It is, in fact, itself an incredibly sanctimonious attitude, and shows great disdain for others.

Mr. Donaldson is saying Republicans but he has also said “thump the Bible” so I assume he is talking about Republicans who profess to be Christian and try to uphold the principles of Christianity.

But as I said, it is a misconception to say that as Christians we think that because we hold to certain beliefs that we put ourselves above any other.  Quite the contrary.  As a Christian, the very first thing you have to acknowledge is that you are a sinner, that you are a hopeless case.  You acknowledge also that God is right.  When he says thou shalt not steal or thou shalt not bear false witness or thou shalt not commit adultery, whatever it is, you say, yes, I agree, this is God’s perfection for us.

But He Knows full well we can’t fulfill this, and that’s why he sent us a Savior.  We say, thank you, Lord.  And instead of trying to figure out a way to get away with something, we try to live up to the standard God has set for us.  In NO way are we saying that in reality we can live up to those standards perfectly.

Jesus said: “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”  Paul said, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am Chief.”

The main theme of Christianity is redemption, forgiveness.  It only means that we try our best, but when we fail, and we will fail,  we have a Savior to forgive our failures and help us to get up and try again.

So to me, when someone says “I believe in family, in fidelity, in honesty,” he is saying this is what we should strive for in our lives and in our country, not that he thinks he, himself, is some perfect human being.

As to Mr. Donaldson, I don’t know what he believes, don’t care really, but it is interesting that he and others like him are the first ones to jump up to condemn because another has fallen short, fallen short of standards that he/they probably don’t even believe in themselves.

UPDATE:  I did not see it, but I was reading today how Keith Olbermann gleefully read Sanford’s emails on MSNBC  (the place for politics).  Right.  More like the place to promote the liberal agenda and savage Republicans and conservatives.  Talk about mean-spirited.   I have often wondered about the early Christians who were thrown to the lions and crowds viewed it for entertainment.  The same spirit is at work in the world today.

UPDATE:  Just saw a clip of Paul Begala (CNN) spouting off with this same argument, about somebody trying to tell him how to live.  Please.  Nobody cares how he lives, that’s for sure.  Wasn’t he the one who was preaching that sex was a private matter?  It’s time for this double standard to end.

Posted:  06.25.09  Updated:  06.26.09 @ 11:23/11:50 p.m.

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Fannie Mae wants more money

What’s new from Fannie Mae?  Well, guess what, they are now asking the U. S. Treasury for $15.2  billion more and this is (after the bailout).

The US government-controlled Fannie  Mae reported a loss of 25.2 billion dollars in the fourth quarter driven mainly by the effects of a prolonged housing slump and a global financial crisis.

It had a third-quarter loss of 29.0 billion dollars. For the full year of 2008, the company posted a loss of 58.7 billion dollars, almost 27 times higher than the 2007 loss of 2.1 billion dollars.

Fannie Mae said it submitted a request Wednesday for 15.2 billion dollars from the Treasury “in order to eliminate our net worth deficit as of December 31, 2008.”

“We expect the market conditions that contributed to our net loss for each quarter of 2008 to continue and possibly worsen in 2009, which is likely to cause further reductions in our net worth,” the company said in a statement.

For the rest of the story. (RIP Paul Harvey)

Now, watch the video below from late 2004 how the regulatory guy who was trying to put a stop to the lending practices and fraud in Fannie Mae – how he is being berated and attacked by these people who are supposed to be representing the people of America.  We have been had.  And had bad.

Note:  Mr. Arthur Davis shown on this video was a man and stepped up and said he was wrong in his comments at the time and for that he has my admiration.  I don’t know of any other person who is shown who has done that.

H/T:  Jammie Wearing Fool

Posted:  03.01.09

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Shocking Video! Democrats Covering Up Fannie/Freddie Scam That Has Caused Our Economic Crisis (Repost)

THE DEMOCRATS SCAM AMERICA!.

This video (below) shows excerpts from a hearing to investigate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s illegal bookkeeping practices that was held in 2004.

Representative Richard Baker, (R), Louisiana, Chairman of Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee said, “It is a troubling report but a report of extreme importance, not only to those who wish to own a home, but to the taxpayers of this country who would pay the cost of the clean-up of an enterprise failure.”

Maxine Waters (D), said, “…..trying to fix something that wasn’t broke.  We do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac and particularly Fannie Mae under the outstanding leadership of Mr. Frank Raines.”  Notice how they cover for each other.  She continues, praising the use of innovative financing from “desk top loans to 100% financing.”

And Representative Meeks (D) is “pissed off” because they are bringing these activities up and he is berating those who were trying to get some accountability, and particularly the OPHEO Chairman, Armondo Falcon.

And then you have Mr. Lacy Clay (D) who plays the race card, calling the investigation of the illegal activity by Frank Raines, Fannie’s CEO, a political lynching.

And remember Franklin Raines?  The very same Franklin Raines who is a financial advisor for the Obama campaign and who walked off from Fannie Mae with a $22 million dollar severance package.

I mean, just play the video because there is much more “in their own words” verification of what has actually caused this financial crisis for which some $700 billion dollars of taxpayer money is now being requested to bail out our country from financial ruin.

I cannot even say how bad this is.

For starters, I think they should go after every single asset of these people on this video who are speaking against the attempt to avert this crisis.  We know who they are and we know where to find them.  In fact, some have been brazenly making appearances on the national media lately trying to blame republicans for this mess.

Things do have a way of disappearing…..

So Note:  01.03.12 – This video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebWJ892h5dA

Barney Frank (D) and Chris Dodd (D) are major players at fault.  This is so disgusting.  How do you know when Chris Dodd is lying?  So absolutely disgusting.
http://avenue-of-rememberance.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-do-you-know-when-chris-dodd-is.html

More verification in this presentation below:

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3592766?fr=yvmtf

Posted 09.27.08

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