Archive for December, 2012

Chicken?

December 20, 2012

While John Boehner and Barack Obama play chicken on the edge of the fiscal cliff, most seem to fail to recognize they are driving their respective cars by remote control, like drone pilots. Unfortunately, the passengers in those careening vehicles are us. We will all suffer from the tax hikes and many will suffer from the spending cuts that were devised simply to be unpalatable to the Congress. We need more Tea Party conservatives in the House and fewer clowns. Don’t you think we would learn to vote on principle?

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Continuity – The Very Definition of Progressivism

December 18, 2012

6)     American citizens defenseless against (possibly future) repressive government.

5)      “Gun control” inneffective against resourceful madmen and criminals

4)       Now past the pressures of election for the second term,  President Obama will “actively support” efforts by Democrats to reinstate a federal ban on assault  weapons next year, the White House announced on Tuesday.

Press secretary Jay Carney said the president would back Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) when she introduces legislation at the opening of the next Congress to ban certain assault weapons in the United States.

Carney said the president would also support other gun-control efforts, including legislation to close the “gun show loophole” on background checks and prevent the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips. (The Hill 12/18/2012)

3)     Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting (December 14,2012)

2)      Obama reelected with 51% of the popular vote.  (November 6, 2012)

1)       “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” (Rahm Emanuel, quoted in The Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2008)