About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Responses - 2012 Republican National Convention Analysis

Below are four responses to the subject message that I found of interest.
Response #1 correctly identifies both the economic problem & answer that Mitt must clearly & confidently explain to combat BO's distortions.  For more on this & as a refresher click on The Menace That Is The Root Cause Of The Financial Crisis & Responses To The Menace That Is The Root Cause Of The Financial CrisisBoth of these posts are from September 2008 & are the first two listed under Classics on RTE.
Response #2 is hoping the Independents are sold on the GOP "imagery" presented @ the RNC.  It is not the Independents that will make the difference as Rick Santorum recently told Gretchen Carlson on FNC - "Mitt can win the election only if he can convince enough of the government-dependent people who vote that their way of life is not sustainable as is."  With re to imagery & glitz - I watched C-SPAN & saw Biden Sunday night in Wisconsin & BO Monday in Toledo – both warming up. Imagery & glitz will be on display this week in NC that will far exceed anything you saw last week @ the RNC. That will keep the government-dependent people with BO & of course some of the Independents will fall for it also.
Lets not hope that Independents, Moderates, or Centrists will be sold on anything that will not change the mindset in this country.  If you really believe that the country is in danger go out & find two & preferably three people who plan to vote for statists & try to convince them otherwise whether it is on the presidential level or other.  I can provide the names of plenty of solid candidates who can use help.
Response #3 asks a very thoughtful question.  I will answer her privately but welcome answers from anyone else also.
Response #4 needs no further explanation.

---Response #1 From Economics 501---


It is incredible that a most successful venture capitalist did not detail clearly his economic vision.  Maybe he is getting terrible political advise.  I have forwarded following tweet to Mitt and many influential Republicans telling them Mitt will loose unless he explains the root cause of the 2007-09 Recession.  Why?  BO's most effective ploy is to say that Mitt-like economic policies (yes blaming Bush) led to the Great Recession.  Mitt must counter that over and over and over.  It was Government interference in the housing market that caused the Great Recession.  BO had a HUGE role in this - he trained ACORN how to demonstrate on bank CEO lawns calling for toxic loans.  Here is the tweet: Obama role in 2007-09 Recession - #ObamaRecession - http://economics501.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/obamarecession-mitt-must-call-bo-out-on-this/
Monica Crowley will sub for O'Reilly tonight September 3 and I hope she reads this tweet and my request for her to bring this up.
---Response #1---


Hi Doug - I really enjoyed your brilliant analysis of the Republican Convention. To quote Yogi Berra "we agree differently." Will the American voter see it your way or mine? I guess you could say I was sold on the imagery – I can only hope the Independents were also.


---Response #3---


Doug, I was talking to a lady at the grocery store who said she listened to Ryan and Romney and decided she would vote for them. Then she learned that some of the things they said were lies, which she confirmed on Snopes, and now she doesn't know what to do. How would you answer her?


---Response #4---


You answered who I will vote for President - It is Doug H. (write in vote)

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