sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, July 12, 2012

So, who's it gonna be?

Since the speculation on who the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate will be is running rampant, I see no reason why I can't chime in and throw my cracker in the soup too. Who will Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney pick? Any from the list below?

Nobody thinks that the choice will be announced before mid-August so you have time to add to this list (or cut people out) if you'd like.

Senator Robert Portman (Ohio) (age 56) 

  • Portman ran the Office of Management and Budget as well as the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Bush Administration.
  • Portman served in the House of Representatives in Ohio District 2 for seven terms with over 70% of the vote each time.

Former SecState Condoleezza Rice (age 57)
  • National Security Advisor and Secretary of State in the Bush Administration.
  • Moderately conservative black woman. (you can debate this if you wish because there are as many opinions as to her conservative credentials as there are conservatives.)

Governor Chris Christie (New Jersey) (age 50)
  • Current Governor of New Jersey with credentials as a conservative who has been willing to buck the system in New Jersey to reduce the size of government

Congressman Paul Ryan (Wisconsin) (age 42)
  • Ryan has served in Congress since 1999 and has developed solid experience as Chairman of the House Budget Committee. He is beloved of conservatives as a straight shooter.

When you look at the shoes that they may be filling, they're damned sloppy slippers. The Vice President's job is optics and foreign policy representation. Any of these people would do a better job than poor old drunk and increasingly senile Joe Biden. Given the job in question and the race that's developing, the optics of the Condi Rice package are worth serious consideration.

From a racial perspective, are you going to vote again for the plantation master who’s selling your children into even greater hardship and has lied perpetually to you, or will you vote for a free black who is a champion of the American people? Yes, Obama will make an issue of the fact that she worked in the Bush Administration, but having her on-board her dilutes his race card considerably. The NAACP has continually asserted that the Obama election to the presidency didn't count because he's not pure-blood (1/2 white). Would they be able to boo Condi Rice? And keep any sense of credibility.

And I would personally like to see Condi Rice debate Joe Biden.

Thoughts on 8.2% Unemployment

It seems that many (perhaps the majority of) Obama voters don't care about jobs as long as they can get unemployment, 'free' healthcare, food stamps, and so forth. Thus, the 8.2% national unemployment rate which is much higher among minorities, the young, the old, etc. doesn't seem to impact the Obama Campaign as much as it otherwise might. Then there are the crowd of 'useful liberal idiots' who still rant their hatred of President George Bush while they "Occupy Wall Street". 


Envy is never directed toward that which is bad; rather, it is a hateful attack on the good.

People who specialize in ENVY usually don't really want the good things the other person has as much as they want to insure that the other person doesn't have them or that they don't get to keep them. 

If they do desire someone else's possessions, that desire comes in a distant second to the desire to destroy the good that others have.

ENVY is the underlying emotion behind the Marxist trope, "from each according to his ability; to each according to his need". The "enlightened" and morally bankrupt among us have always believed that economic self-interest means simply voting yourself a share of the money earned by others. 

Such individuals wouldn't know how to create wealth if their lives depended on it; that's why they seek power over others--they see it as the only way they can survive in the real world. Since they cannot admit that painful truth to themselves, they will seize other people's wealth with one hand, while signing the political bills that make it impossible to create the wealth on which they themselves depend. 

The truth is that they deeply hate those who create the wealth they want to steal, and seek to destroy them--even though at some level, they understand they cannot survive without them. 

They count on the fact that this reality is never spoken of in polite society. 

One of the largely untold stories of our time has been the story of how ACORN, Jesse Jackson, and other community activists have been able to transfer billions of dollars from banks to their own organizations’ causes, with the aid of the federal government, exemplified by the Community Reinvestment Act and its sequels.

Racial anger and racial resentments are the fuel that keeps this lucrative racket going.

The modern Democratic party is almost entirely based on hyping both envy and resentment, and appealing to the worse of human nature. By doing so, they have created destructive and wealth-destroying armies of entitlement whose goal, whether they admit it or not, is actually to destroy wealth and the source of wealth. 

Without envy, there would be no Democratic Party today. But the envy is not directed toward the opportunity to work. It is focused on the much more sinister side of human nature.

Thus Obama's polling remains strong 
despite his legion of dismal failures in office.