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.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

BO By the #s - Facts Overridden

Thanks to our SC businessman for sending us this link of a video that shows every logical reason (pretty close to reasons A to Y posted in August from Bret Stephens column) why BO should not be reelected.  The #s in the video are disastrous for America – all per BO's design.

Please look @ the facts in the above video & contrast them with the mindset of the American people in some recent opinion polls (WSJ & FBN) below which of course backs up point Z that is not mentioned in the above video analysis:

1. 66% of respondents want millionaires & billionaires to pay more taxes,

2. by 51% to 43%  respondents blame Bush for the nation's current economic problems rather than BO,

3. by 37% to 18% respondents support Wall Street protestors without knowing what they are protesting,

4. deficit/government spending has declined in importance to GOP primary voters from 35% to 27%,

5. once BO's jobs bill was understood to be funded by increasing taxes on the wealthy it was favored 63% to 32%, &

6. no GOP candidate beats BO in a head to head race bringing us full circle back to point Z.  

"I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals, & I loathe humanity, for its failure to live up to these possibilities."  - Ayn Rand


  1. If you go by the numbers in the video, BO is apparently, A LOSER. When you factor in half of our country does not have any "skin in the game", as we've talked about before, combined with so many poorly educated people who are not able to read the numbers, and an electorate that is half enamored with the simple phrase of "Hope & Change" and the other half so enthralled with the historic notion of having a black president you just begin to see the need to triple your effort to defeat BO. Ladies & Gentleman America is deeply in trouble. Stand up and do what you can to get the BO out!!!

  2. Doug: One of the reasons for the dire WSJ poll results you list is due to an economically illiterate media. Today in the Daily Record I read an Op Ed by career journalist Bob Ingle, titled 'Wall Street protesters deserve attention'. It is off mark and serves to perpetuate economics myths. Therefore I responded personally to Bob's email, using the 6 WSJ poll results to make a point:
    Mr. Ingle:

    Thanks for your Op Ed in Daily Record. It is well written and It definitely gets one thinking. I do have some counter points though, as follows.

    My letter regarding OWS demonstrators was published in Daily Record Oct 9. I am a VP of automated trading at an investment bank.

    In response to your column today, the 1st on-line blogger responded that he both supports the demonstrators and a revolution. This is potentially very dangerous. Consider the following rumors:

    1 - Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was organized initially by SEIU public union paying professional demonstrators $300 to 600 per day.

    2 - The SEIU head is on record of calling for a revolution from below to overthrow capitalism.

    3 - Self proclaimed Communist Van Jones currently has an active OWS role. Recall he was a green jobs czar under BO.

    4 - OWS is part of a global Marxist effort to overthrow capitalism.

    I am unsure about all the above. I have no way of proving the rumors. However I am concerned. Why?

    Read Saul Alinksy ‘Rules for Radicals’ and realize OWS are using his principles. For example. A - If a crisis does not exist, create one. B: Means are more important than end objectives in ‘beginnings of a revolution’. Yes – means without stated ends can get many aroused. C: Identify a target and personalize attacks.

    Point C is especially interesting. OWS visited neighborhoods of millionaires in Upper East Side including the severely duped Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase who contributed enormously to BO in 2008. Did not community organizers follow Saul Alinsky’s principles when they protested on the lawns of bank CEO's to lower loan standards; otherwise they were called racists. What famous community organizer taught a course in college about Alinsky community organization techniques? Answer – BO. Source: Monica Crowley WABC Saturday Oct 15. Who hired Van Jones? BO. Are dots connecting?

    This then brings us to the mainstream media which failed miserably in reporting economics in the past decade. This failure helped perpetuate the myth that Wall Street caused the Great Recession. Rather it was Government housing policy which forced reluctant banks to lower standards. Please read about the root causes of the Great Recession in a book by one of your colleagues NY Times business journalist Grethen Morgansen in her recent book ‘Reckless Endangerment’. The well researched and exhaustive analysis proves that our Great Recession was caused by government attempt to socialize the housing industry via Freddie and Fannie Mae, the babies and slush funds of Barney Frank. Barney made sure neither was touched in Dodd Frank. Kudos to Gretchen for reporting all the news fit to print risking her job at a paper not too capitalist friendly.

    The above is too late for OWS and other results of a survey from WSJ (see blog)

    In conclusion OWS and our economic illiterate public and media are off mark. We should protest Socialist leaning policies which are bankrupting our economy.

    And to you personally Mr. Ingle, I am not that familiar with your overall perspectives. Please forgive me on that. Nevertheless please strongly consider my following recommendations:

    1 – As a journalist, take lead and try to prove/disprove the rumors of how OWS started and is currently organized.

    2 – Read the two books mentioned above and consider capitalist solutions to our economic issues. Check out my blog sites (Economics501.wordpress.com).

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