Friday, October 5, 2012

Rocky Mountain Breakdown


Mitt Romney turned in a masterful explanation of free-market economics, which explains Obama's flat-footed confusion

I was going to wait for the tortured screams and angst-ridden howls of the Obama loony left to die down before I wrote about the debate, but oh well...

Listening to Bill Bennett’s Morning in America radio program on my way to work the morning after the first presidential debate, I heard a caller make a great point.

He said that if this is how Obama prepares for meetings with world leaders, and if this is how he performs, we are in even bigger trouble than we think. That caused me to look back to his bowing, the pleading to Medvedev to give him more time to sell us down the river, the “leading from behind,” which is no leadership at all, and I realized just how astute that caller was. Obama has not led, overseas or at home.

Look at his greatest triumphs: Set piece speeches where the remarks were prepared and there was no challenge to his thinking. In Obama's defense, he has a record to run on now, and it's a junkyard of political arm-twisting, federal steamrollring, stale progressive bromides and failed statist projects.  Clarence Darrow couldn't defend that.

The Denver debate was a fitting bookend to the president's triumphant coronation in that city four years ago. It’s easy to float out on stage amid the Greek columns to adoring throngs, but it is much different to face an ideological opponent and defend your ideas and actions. Obama excels at the former and fails in the latter. He really is a rock star, but what we need is a president, and he’s not up to the task.

Who do you want representing this nation? A stumbling bumbler with an overinflated ego and a messiah complex, or an experienced, confident man who knows what he believes and can articulate it without the aid of a teleprompter?

The President did get off some good zingers...  

Almost 24 hours later!  His peevishness continued into the next day when, in the worst case of delayed reaction ever, finally voiced a few weak ripostes to an adoring throng that that rewarded him with some sycophantic laughter before he slinked out of Denver.

Romney's best line:

Mitt had this to say about Obama's venture socialism and throwing taxpayer money at his well-heeled political cronies like Solyndra:
I had a friend who said you don’t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers, all right?
Romney also gets props for being the only candidate in history to threaten to cut off the moderator's funding.

Best post-debate line by a pundit (H/T to Leticia)...

... was by Dennis Miller, who is now my favorite talk show host:
"Obama better hope that a "kicked ass" is covered under Obamacare"
Keep you powder dry my fellow Right Blogistanis and savor this, because we've got 30 days until the election, and I guarantee it will be a nail-biter.  Obama's most powerful super PAC, the news media, will take revenge on Romney for bloodying their hero.

92 comments:

LD Jackson said...

Well said, Kurt. Obama has finally been shown for the empty suit (chair) he really is. He came nowhere close to competing with Mitt Romney. I hope Romney learns from this and keeps hammering the facts home. Obama can't keep up with them, as he keeps making them up.

The Progressive Pig Pen said...

Don't you just love the The sweet smell of the Liberal's desperation when they are spinning the facts?

Mark Adams said...

One good thing about these debates, is the MSM and liberal left can't edit or filter Romney, and will have to stand by and watching their guy being challenged.

Constitutional Insurgent said...

I was surprised to see that Romney actually had a pulse. That he trumped Obama on economic policy should have been a no-brainer; one would think he'd be head and shoulders ahead going into November.

Since Mitt hasn't spelled out a foreign policy thats markedly different than hi opponent, I might be tempted to watch that debate to see how he postures.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

During the whole debate Mitt Romney was at ease. He was smiling throughout the entire debate and looked Obama directly right in the eye, Obama never once showed the same respect. Who the hell does he thing he is? He is the President, not the Emperor! How prophetic. Romney Looked and Sounded More like a President Then Obama Did, and that was pitiful on Obama's part.
Anyone with the least amount of manors knows that when you are speaking to someone, ANYONE, you look them in the eye, and address them, you don’t look down or in the other direction!

FreeThinke said...

"Anyone with the least amount of manors knows that when you are speaking to someone, ANYONE, you look them in the eye, and address them, you don’t look down or in the other direction!"

Are you suggesting that the more manors a person owns the kinder, more polite, honest, fair and wise he becomes?

Jeepers! I can't afford to own even one manor, and neither can anyone else in my acquaintance, but I am well known to be polite and generous in face- to-face relations.

You wouldn't by any chance have meant to talk about MANNERS, would you?

We most desperately need to teach homonyms again. How many today know -- or care -- the differences among to, two, too , there, their, they're, doe, dough, style, stile, veil, vale, or manner, manor, etc.?

PRESERVE OUR LANGUAGE. TREAT IT WITH RESPECT. IT'S OUR GREATEST TREASURE.

~ FT


Silverfiddle said...

@ CI:
Since Mitt hasn't spelled out a foreign policy thats markedly different than his opponent, I might be tempted to watch that debate to see how he postures.


I'm not happy with Mitt's foreign policy either. I'd love to hear some "walk softly but carry a big stick," but unfortunately, that's not in the cards no matter who wins.

conservativesonfire said...

" I'd love to hear some "walk softly but carry a big stick," but unfortunately, that's not in the cards no matter who wins."

Exactly!

The greatest con-man ever was exposed in that debate for what he is. I doubt the next debates will be any better for Obummer.

Ducky's here said...

I enjoyed this headline this morning:
Romney says his 47 percent comment was "completely wrong"

Ah good ol' "Etch-a-Sketch" Romney. Got a hunch? Bet a bunch.

Ducky's here said...

@Debonair -- Anyone with the least amount of manors(sic) knows that when you are speaking to someone

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Well, when it comes to fewest manors, it ain't Governor Olympics.

Darth Bacon said...

And so?

Darth Bacon said...

You wasted all that time on a Schumky comment like that!
I would have expected to hear that from Ducky

skudrunner said...

Steve,
Interesting how the unemployment rate declined on October but won't be revised to reflect true numbers until November.

Darth Bacon said...

Why, because he "dared" to bring it to the Lier on Chief?

Bunkerville said...

Now it is the media's fault for not fact checking Romney... it could be one big mistake for Obama to turn on the media. The hand that feeds you does not like being bitten.

Hack said...

Steve, what does it feel like to actually defecate straight out of your mouth? Actually, Obama promised in 2009 to have unemployment below 6% today.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/team-obama-said-in-09-stimulus-would-have-unemployment-below-6-by-2012/article/2503947

Now go back to playing with your hot wheels cars. And quit acting like an unemployment rate of 7.8% is something to cheer about. It may be for you and for Obama, but it isn't for our country.

Silverfiddle said...

Woo Hoo! Only 12,000,000 unemployed people (not counting the millions more who gave up)

Happy days are here again!

Always On Watch said...

if this is how Obama prepares for meetings with world leaders, and if this is how he performs, we are in even bigger trouble than we think

I had a similar thought after the debate.

Although I was delighted that Romney had clearly won the debate, I felt embarrassment that we had a sitting President who did so pathetically in the debate. And, yes, our national security also ran through my mind as I mulled over just how incompetently Obama handled himself during the debate.

Obama's verbal spewing the following day was ludicrous, IMO. How is it that he was so wound up on Thursday, yet so "subdued" on Wednesday?

Always On Watch said...

Debonair Dude said:

During the whole debate Mitt Romney was at ease. He was smiling throughout the entire debate and looked Obama directly right in the eye, Obama never once showed the same respect.

It was more than Obama's oft-touted coolness. It was his arrogance -- his idea that he is up on some kind of pedestal. He has zero concept of what it means to be an elected public servant.

Silverfiddle said...

Liberalman: Go post your red propaganda bullshit somewhere else.

You posted the same thing here yesterday, we shredded it, and you don't even have the brains to defend the stupidities you post, so you can't post it here.

Silverfiddle said...

And I've got plenty of reasons why Obama voters are stupid:

Gas prices have doubled

Household incomes have shrunk

Price of groceries is up over 15%

Unemployment may be slightly below 8% thanks to slick accounting tricks, but there are barely more people working today than when the messiah took office, and that is actually a real loss since the population has grown

Anyone voting for four more years of that can't be too smart.

Jersey McJones said...

I just love the way you cons are so thrilled with Romney's superficial debate victory while blithely ignoring his wide side-step to the political middle now that the primaries are over.

Oh, I love the way you guys were all apparently born just a little under four years ago, and seem to actually believe Obama is responsible for all our country's woes. I guess you'd have to be a toddler to want the GOP back in full power again.

JMJ

FreeThinke said...

"Well, when it comes to fewest manors, it ain't Governor Olympics ..."

Canardo, Canardo, CANARDO!

Tut tut! How COULD a person of your self-vaunted education, great wealth, refined tastes and flamboyant exhibition of superficial knowledge on every conceivable subject have possibly forgotten the way the manor-rich Mr. Teresa Heinz lives -- or the Kennedys of Old and all the other filthy rich Dictocrats that cram the Corridors of Power with their odious, overbearing presence for that matter?

Have you never heard the well-worn proverb "People who live in glass houses should never throw stones?"

~ FT

Finntann said...

@"Between today's unemployment number (7.8%) and Romney's lies, Obama will win.
That 7.8% fulfills another Obama promise, to have unemployment under 8%. "

Are you sure?

"Sept. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent due to an extraordinary – but implausible – estimate of 873,000 #jobs in household survey"

"Weird that payrolls are exactly on forecast but household survey is far better."

“The report presented a slew of contradictory data points, with the total employment level soaring despite the low net number,”

"Job growth remained tame in September, but a big drop in the unemployment rate sparked a huge debate about what this meant "

"The U-6 unemployment number, which accounts for the underemployed and those who have given up looking for jobs, held steady at 14.7 percent."

The greatest losses came in manufacturing, which fell 16,000.

Labor's birth-death model, which estimates jobs created and lost through newly opened and closed businesses, showed a decline of 9,000.

The unemployment rate, which is now below 8 percent for the first time since Obama took office, is being challenged because other key data points to a massive drop in the amount of people actually participating in the labor force.

Labor force participation has been at 30 year lows for the past two months. If participation were at the same levels as when Obama took office in January 2009, there would be 5.1 million more Americans counted as looking for work. If those people were still counted in the labor force today, the US unemployment rate would be 10.7 percent, not 7.8 percent.


4.1 Million Fewer Jobs than Projected

Slower Jobs Recovery than during the Great Depression

Less Full Time Work

Manufacturing Jobs Down

Ten Times More New Dropouts than New Employees

Ducky's here said...

Gas prices have doubled. Oh my.

I love it when you Libertarian hypocrites get a real good crotch punch from the invisible hand.

First thing you little whiners do is try to blame the president. Really pathetic.

Finntann said...

"First thing you little whiners do is try to blame the president."

As if costs were unrelated to restrictions on production.

What are we thinking?

Finntann said...

Steve, the only flaw in your reasoning is that you think only republicans lie. We on the other hand know and understand that all politicians lie.

Don't believe anything you can't independently verify.

And do I really need to repost that list of Congressional Jobs Bills that the democratically controlled senate refuses to act on?

Ducky's here said...

Finntann, what's our biggest export?

Refined petroleum products.
There's plenty of production. But get ready for another groin punch from the invisible hand, especially if you're in Cali.

Why don't you explain why the majors would build more refineries when they are able to charge you through the nose at the current level. Do they have a fiduciary responsibility to your wallet?

Buy a vowel.

Finntann said...

Build more refineries?

Why don't you ask the EPA about that one?

Steven Chu, Obama's Secretary of Energy: "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."

Gee, he's made it halfway there in four years.

Rational Nation USA said...

jmj, I for one don't hold Obama responsible for all our country's woes. But it is reasonable to expect he accept responsibility for his poor performance.

Rational Nation USA said...

Have you anything intelligent to say Steve?

Z said...

FABULOUS title for your post...Did you see on TV tonight where student after student, in Wisconsin, said they thought Obama should have been allowed the use of a teleprompter?

Have we screwed our kids out of knowing what a DEBATE is? I suppose when libs have indoctrinated them so badly, DEBATE doesn't even register because it means SOMEONE ELSE has a viewpoint, too! I think that's what got to Obama, too...."someone's calling ME on my STUFF?"

BOY

Finntann said...

Hey Liberaljackass... you cut and pasted in the wrong order.

And we've already proven that your obama ass-kissing is not only boringly reguritated pablum but completely false as well.

And as SF said "Go post your red propaganda bullshit somewhere else.

You posted the same thing here yesterday, we shredded it, and you don't even have the brains to defend the stupidities you post, so you can't post it here."

You are in danger of being moderated.

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Mizz Anonymous said...

Jack Welch, the former CEO of GE, stood by his tweet calling Friday's unemployment rate of 7.8 percent "unbelievable."

"I have no idea where this number came from," he told Fox News. "I don't know what the right number is, but I'll tell you these numbers dont smell right when you think about where the economy is right now."

Following Friday's report that the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent, Welch wrote in a tweet: "Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers."

Welch wasn't the only one offering conspiracy theories though; Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) wrote on his Facebook page that the unemployment rate fell below 8 percent through "manipulation of data" and CNBC personality Rick Santelli said "I told you they'd get it under 8 percent -- they did! You can let America decide how they got there!"

How’s that Hopey-Changey Thing Working Out for Ya? said...

Taxes Coming in 2013

Twenty new or higher taxes including Obamacare, are coming for the first time on January 1, 2013.
Think about that!

The Debonair Dudes World said...

So they announced today that the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent!
Well isn’t that convenient!! For EIGHT years it has been OVER 7.8 percent and so very conveniently after Obamba got the crap kicked out of him 2 days later, and 30 days before the election it falls below that magic number of being below 8 percent, and giving Obama a potential boost in the polls with the election only a month away! October surprise? Resulting in a better than expected jobs report for the month of September..
Let’s not forget that the unemployment numbers are determined through a survey done over the phone.

Always On Watch said...

Damn. I see that Liberalmann is copying and pasting his spam crap here too.

Anita Davis said...

Two days after the date is over Obama wants us to believe that what he is saying, is the truth,no matter how much of a stretch it is.
After his empty chair performance in the debate this past week, Obama just gets harder and harder to believe.. And to top that he and his minions offer 25 different and ridiculous excuses about why he acted as stupidly as he did, from the "High Altitude in Colorado, to the hard work that he had been doing that week, Yeah right!!!
.
We all know that the Obamboozler couldn't recognize the truth if it bit him in the backside. Now we see that it took him and a team of writers 14 hours to figure out what to say about it, as if he gets a "Do Over". Isn't it amazing how inept Obie really is when he can't use his teleprompter.. And faced with a real candidate who knows the real answers and someone that he can't bully .

Boy did Clint Eastwood get it right.

skudrunner said...

The media is scrambling to shore up Obama.

He shows he is clueless without someone telling him what to say

NG is going to air the killing of bin Laden days before the election

Unemployment went below 8% one month before the election with the creation of 116K jobs and 350K new unemployment filings

MSNBC has found those 5 states to make those 57 Obama visited

FreeThinke said...

The only thing liberals do really well is PREVARICATE with unbelievable, indefatigable, unstoppable persistence and always with a straight face.


How do they manage it?


They are not bound by the same rules of ETIQUETTE with which most of us were raised, nor are they burdened (by any standards we would recognize as legitimate) with anything even faintly resembling a CONSCIENCE.


Liberals are not good-hearted when it comes to politics. They have an almost maniacal urge to WIN at all costs by any means fair or foul.


If you don't believe me, read Saul Alinsky -- and study the insidious, scurrilous tactics employed in the past by Cultural Marxists and other Intellectual Aggressors of the Left.


There are no accidents, nor are there any coincidences.


Do any of you seriously BELIEVE, for instance, that the Bureau of Labor statistics published yesterday -- us two days after The Big O got trounced in the debate could POSSIBLY be legitimate?

Bill O'Reilly and Lou Dobbs rushed right in to say they WERE -- doubtless to bolster and secure their "fair and balanced" credentials -- but Jack Welch, highly successful former CEO of GE, just KNEW they were not -- and so do I.

The STENCH coming from the DNC Spin Machine, whose operative are EVERYWHERE, is all the proof I, personally, need that the D'Rat administration is corrupt, unprincipled, ruthless and desperate.


~ FreeThinke

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FreeThinke said...

PS: Many thanks, Mizz Anonymous, for your eloquent post on Jack Welch and the indubitably corrupt "statistics" emanating from the Bureau of Labor.

What earthly reason could any of us possibly have for trusting the excremental disinformation that comes from ANY government agency?

Government is The Great Deceiver, The Great Obfuscater, The Great Prevaricator -- the very LAST thing any sensible person would trust.

Isn't it high time THIS government was both "altered" AND "abolished?"

~ FreeThinke

Ducky's here said...

@Freethinker --- If you don't believe me, read Saul Alinsky -- and study the insidious, scurrilous tactics employed in the past by Cultural Marxists and other Intellectual Aggressors of the Left.

---------
Hey Beavis, Alinsky was an anarchist not a Marxist.
I had a couple friends who were party members. They hated Alinsky.

Thing that really bugs me about the fringe right is their lack of an critical knowledge. Let some rabies radio douche like Malkin, Savage or "Talent on Loan from Synthetic Morphine" put it on the plate and you'll eat it.



The Debonair Dudes World said...

The economy is not getting better and anyone who says it is getting better is most likely a Liberal/Progressive Obama supporter, and will believe anything and everything that comes out of this lying Clown's mouth.

Thersites said...

...comeon Freethinke, he's a dissillusioned Marxist (aka anarchist). He still wants revolution, but knows that he doesn't have the brains necessary to build something from the ruins.

My Conservative Thoughts said...

The unemployment numbers aren't real. They never are real when it involves the Democrats!
Does anyone know how the unemployment rate is determined? The Department of Labor calls a few thousand households and asks people if they’ve looked for a job in the last two weeks. If they say “no,” they are not considered part of the labor force and therefore, not counted as unemployed. I’m not kidding about this.

Thersites said...

how do you starve an american anarchist?
hide their food stamps under their degree.

Thersites said...

what do you call a white kid who wears black girl jeans, owns an iphone and gets checks from mommy and daddy?

an anarchist.


wut you call an anarchist over the age of 30 who is scared of getting arrested?

a communist.

Two Greek anarchists are making mollys. One says to the other, "so, who do we throw these at, then?" And the other replies, "what are you, a fucking intellectual?"


How can you tell if someone's an anarchist?
All of their clothes are black and all of their friends are white.

why did the anarchist cross the road?

because anarchists will do what ever communists tell them to do.


Thersites said...

What’s the difference between a socialist and an anarchist? A job.


How many anarchists does it take to run a collective? Fourteen. Three to accomplish the tasks consented to by the collective and eleven to use sparkle fingers.

Mark Adams said...

LOL All good ones, Thersites!

My Conservative Thoughts said...

Dishonest Unemployment Numbers Indeed!

Is anyone aware that these "Numbers" include Campaign Workers? And these people will be OUT of work come November!

Francis McGrath said...

It's very scary when you think about what people will do so that they could re-elect this thing that we have living in the White House. Like how he got the unemployment numbers lowered ..
And what is really sad is how far liberals will go to deceive the American voting public.

Chateau Robert said...

It's very scary when you think about what some people (liberal's) will do so that they could re-elect this thing that we have living in the White House. Like how he got the unemployment numbers lowered ..
And what is really sad is how far liberals will go to deceive the American voting public.

FreeThinke said...

Hey, Canardo,

A turd is a turd is turd no matter whose poop chute it drops from.

~ FT

Ducky's here said...

Hey Frethinker, why not join the chorus of the ignoranti yammering about the unemployment numbers?

That's what they've chosen to put in your minds today and tomorrow it will change.

So stupid I can't believe how you folks find your own way home.
Let me know when you have an original thought.
Let me know when you write music instead of simply performing classics allowing history to be your judge.

In other words, when you separate yourself from the fringe right which hasn't had an original thought and still gets high sniffing on Saint Ronnie Raygun's rotting brain tissue, check back in.

Silverfiddle said...

I don't understand all the democrat excitement of a statistically insignificant movement in statistical estimate.

But in the Obama economy, unlike in Reagan's, any thin reed, I guess.

My Observations said...

Thanks to last Wednesday's first presidential debate we've been able to see the REAL Obama and we shouldn't be surprised that he' was a failure at the debate because he has been a complete failure all along but we just weren't able to see it behind the use of the Teleprompter and the cuddling of the media. All this time Obama has been an excellent Snake Oil Salesman only because of the lack of Vetting, and the media’s going along with all of his lies and covering up his failed policies. Remember when he called Rev. Wright his "spiritual mentor" and “his adviser”? Well why wasn’t he stopped right there and then? He is a user and a liar. He used Jeremiah Wright for political connections, knowing full well what he preached was RACIST, He then threw him, under the bus when the hear got too hot. Barack Obama has an NO explanation for his poor performance at Wednesday night's debate, that was the real Obama The other guy that we have been seeing and hearing was an impostor.
Talk about chickens coming home to roost, Obama’s Goose is Cooked.

beamish said...

So Romney wants to grow the economy large enough to support the weight of the gigantic government on its back. And he believes regulations create free markets.

And you wondered why CPAC was a gay orgy last year. Romney is neither conservative nor libertarian. He's not even right of center.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I still wouldn't mind a few specifics on what deductions that he plans on killing.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

beamish said...
Romney is neither conservative nor libertarian. He's not even right of center.

Nor is he a Muslim sympathizer or a Socialist or a Racist or an American and Jew Hater?

FreeThinke said...

"I don't understand all the democrat excitement of a statistically insignificant movement in statistical estimate."

I think I might.

RIght now it appears to be about all they have to fall back on. Their Messiah may not rise from the dead.

Let's pray he doesn't. He was a fraud to begin with, and he sure hasn't improved with age and experience, has he?

I just ANNOT believe the the unemployment rate SUDDENLY DROPPED below 8% IMMEDIATELY after that embarrassing debate. It's too neat -- too pat -- and too much of a coincidence to be credible.

If it's true, it would be the most dramatic shift to occur in that figure in TWENTY-NINE YEARS.

Do these people expect us to believe their Messiah has been the recipient of benign, Divine Intervention?

HUMBUG!

Lies --> God-damned lies! --> STATISTICS!

PHOOEY!

~ FT


Radical Redneck said...

I just read Shaw's dumb-ass blog when she says that Mitt Romney want's to kill Big Bird.
Who gives a rats behind about Big Bird when we should be really worried about Bozo Barack the Clown!

Radical Redneck said...

I just thought of something! Did anyone ever see Big Bird and Michelle Obama, in the same room at the same time?

Teresa said...

And now there are Obama supporters complaining that it wasn't "fair" for the president to have to answer questions without the aid of a teleprompter. Utterly ridiculous! These people are living in fantasy land.

Ducky's here said...

Who, Teresa?

Mind if I state that like most of the fringe right, you're full of it?

Site any reference, please and clear at least one entry on your extensive rap sheet.



Kid said...

Wouldn't change a Word SF.

Silverfiddle said...

Here ya go, Ducky. It took me a whole two seconds to find it...

UW Madison Students say Unfair Obama Couldn't Use teleprompter

You don't get outside the msnbc bubble much, do you?

98ZJUSMC said...

Silverfiddle said...
Here ya go, Ducky. It took me a whole two seconds to find it...

UW Madison Students say Unfair Obama Couldn't Use teleprompter

You don't get outside the msnbc bubble much, do you?

10/6/12 6:48 PM


*crickets*

Z said...

Ya, that tape of the college students was picked up on FOX.....I mentioned it above, too.
I guess we're all 'full of it'...and thank GOD we are. It's good to be on the side that's informed.

I'm figuring those college kids are so leftwing indoctrinated they don't know what DEBATE means......."there's ANOTHER viewpoint?" man

Always On Watch said...

UW Madison Students say Unfair Obama Couldn't Use teleprompter

Huh?

How is it that "the smartest President ever" needs a teleprompter?

FreeThinke said...

Politics is LIARAMA.

It always comes down to a choice between liars.

You have to lie to be successful in getting elected and in holding office, because the one thing John Q. Publick cannot abide is The Truth.

So, what it amounts to is this:

Whose lies -- or which liar -- attract you most

I'll go with the one who at least makes a decent show of pretending to support maximum freedom for the individual to do his darndest to make maximal use of his talents and strengths to provide well for himself, his family and his heirs.

This world is an inherently UNFAIR place. "Equality" is a much misunderstood incept. In truth there is no such thing and never could be, therefore I am suspicious of -- and derisive towards -- anyone who claims he's going to "level the playing field."

It cannot -- and SHOULD NOT - be done.

The only sort of "equality" I believe in is the kind our Founding Fathers envisioned:

Everyone should be given AN EQUAL CHANCE to do whatever he can to better himself. PERIOD!

All that means is that no one should be KEPT DOWN -- LIMITED by LAW or CUSTOM -- relegated by the circumstances of his birth, race or religion to a LIMITED status.

Obviously, the guy with an IQ of 80 has less chance to do well than the guy with an IQ of 130. That's a given. However, having a high IQ is no guarantee of success either. Other factors such as ambition, the will to persevere, good looks or the lack thereof, and those indefinable things we call "personality," "character," "temperament," "spirit" -- and just plain luck -- have much to do with the eventual outcome of a life.

The highly intelligent, creative, ambitious should not have the fruits of their labor STOLEN to provide a life of "equal quality" to those with fewer advantages.

On the other hand those who are well endowed with beauty, brains, talent and ambition have no right to take UNFAIR advantage of the less fortunate and ill favored.

The only kind of "fairness" that might be possible in this life would be to LEAVE EACH OTHER ALONE -- stop INTERFERING -- stop EXPLOITING -- stop SUPERVISING -- stop BOSSING AROUND -- stop DEROGATING, VILIFYING and CONDEMNING.

Law should be written and applied ONLY to prevent and punish MURDER, MAYHEM, RAPE, THEFT, VANDALISM, EXTORTION and PERSISTENT, ORGANIZED HARASSMENT.

Beware of him in whom the impulse to punish is strong.

Beware to of anyone who tells you he can lead you out of the wilderness.

In the final analysis we all must find our own way to fulfillment and satisfaction.

Or as one of my teachers was fond of saying

NO ONE CAN EAT YOUR DINNER FOR YOU.

~ FreeThinke

Silverfiddle said...

Inside the mind of an Obama voter is a very scary place...

I'll ask you again to please leave and don't come back.

Silverfiddle said...

Wow! You really got us on that one!

Silverfiddle said...

Thank you, you've performed an important public service.

Rational Nation USA said...

Wolfie Boy Stevie has infeed provided a very important public service. It has exposed himself/herself as one of the net's biggest liars and hate mongers.

Living in it's dark and dank world must be hell.

Silverfiddle said...

I feel sorry for her, Les.

Imagine how boring and pathetic her life must be for her to haunt places she's not wanted, playing her broken record. It's sad.

Rational Nation USA said...

I wish I could feel sorry for Stevie. All I can muster for its kind is loathing. It is sad, and it is also pathetic. Stevie, and individuals like them are tortured souls and thus dangerous. When they snap it usually is very ugly.

FreeThinke said...

Resist CONDEMNATION while striving for AFFIRMATION.

That said BLOGGER really does need to install some version of TERMINIX so we might rid our blogs of vermin at will.

"Comment Moderation" is NOT the answer. It just tends to discourage honest people from posting remarks.

~ FT

Inspector AIPAc said...

Stevie,

Come register as a legitimate opponent to ant-Semitism at my blog. Till you do, you'll always be seen for what you are, a charlatan.

Silverfiddle said...

Steve: I've asked you now more than once to leave. Please do so. You're not wanted here.

Silverfiddle said...

And you're doing an excellent job! Why, by jove! Your posts are so weighty and fact-laden, we'd think they were doctoral theses!

Rational Nation USA said...

Ah Wolfie Boy stevie, you are most undoubtedly the self proclaimed factual balance the world needs...

In your alternative universe you no doubt are worshiped as a sage and wise elder by the imaginary voices in your head. They listen to your every word and hail them as truth and revelations.

Now, go to your mind shrine Wolfie Boy stevie where you will be given the adulation you so desperately crave. The ghosts of your empty cranial cavity await your return.

Inspector AIPAc said...

Jews don't need your help fighting anti-Semitism, Stevie. Because your kind of help is getting thousands of Jews killed and diverting billions of new sheckels away from the general economy to defense purposes in Israel.

Why aren't you denouncing the Palestinians, Stevie? Hypocrite, much?

Jew's in the real world have real problems, Stevie. Try addressing THEM for a change instead of tilting at windmills.

Inspector AIPAc said...

...I know, it's easier to solve imaginary problems than real ones.

beamish said...

Romney is neither conservative nor libertarian. He's not even right of center.

Nor is he a Muslim sympathizer or a Socialist or a Racist or an American and Jew Hater?

I wouldn't bet the farm. Progressive leftists like Romney tend to also be al of those things.

FreeThinke said...

"A Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Lose,"




........................... isn't it?

Ducky's here said...

"More than half the people I asked, who thought the president could have done better, said “it wasn’t fair” that President Obama was not allowed to use his teleprompter in the debate."

Breitbart says more than half said "it wasn't fair".

Hmmm, did they all use the same phrase?


Sorry, Silverfiddle, not much there. Then we have marine following Breitbart and talking about people who don't get outside MSNBC much. Come on, Silverfiddle, you understand anecdotal.

beamish said...

"A Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Lose,"

Well, sanity is in short supply.

Don't look now, but the Republican Party is running an anti-Reagan progressive leftist pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-illegal immigration, health care socializing advocate of cap-and-trade taxation upon energy production as a "conservative."

Have fun with that.

Silverfiddle said...

Ducky: Here's a little memory jogger for you...


Teresa said...
And now there are Obama supporters complaining that it wasn't "fair" for the president to have to answer questions without the aid of a teleprompter. Utterly ridiculous! These people are living in fantasy land.

10/6/12 5:23 PM
Ducky's here said...
Who, Teresa?

Mind if I state that like most of the fringe right, you're full of it?

Site any reference, please and clear at least one entry on your extensive rap sheet.


You asked. We cited the reference. You really do need to get out more.

Liberalmann said...

How about a bit of truth:

Romney debates himself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cPgfzknYd20

Silverfiddle said...

I hope Obama rolls with that because he was going to close gitmo, remember?

He was against gay marriage before he was for it...

He wasn't going to have lobbyists in the White House...

Politics runs on BS and hypocrisy. People in glass houses...