Monday, December 31, 2012

As the Nation Heads Toward the Fiscal Cliff...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty
-vs- Tyranny



This is just a guess but I'm thinking I just might be the only fiscal conservative that understands what the President is saying. But then again there aren't any real fiscal conservatives in the nation's capital these days anyway. I find myself more and more each and every day wondering exactly what has happened to the conservatives of old. You know, the William Buckley, Barry Goldwater, Dwight Eisenhower, and the Gerald Ford types. The types that actually understood what conservatism (in these days aka classical liberalism) really means as well as recognizing that community and government actually can play a positive role while at the same time remaining as limited as reasonably possible.

Preparing for inevitable criticism from the false conservatives, as well as likely skepticism and taunts from the partisan liberal progressives I can only respond by saying... "Nuts". Or to put it another way "frankly I my dear I don't give a damn." Yeah, I know I'm cribbing.But when the quote makes sense I say use em.

President Obama may be many things I do not approve of politically. However, when you are right you are right. In my view both the rEpublican and dEmocrat parties bear responsibility for the eleventh hour drama surrounding the political fiscal cliff. And yes, it is true IMNHO the rEpublicans have been the most intransigent. That aside I applaud the sentiment of the President. In reality the damn Congress and Senate ought to be in DC tonight working their tails off finding a compromise for the American People. The millions of individuals whom they have been elected to both represent as well insure that both the public welfare and responsive government is maintained. For the past 12 years they have failed miserably.

The Weekly Standard - President Barack Obama tipped his hand today during a speech at the White House ... about how he plans to spend this New Year's Eve.

"Democrats and Republicans in Congress have to get this done," Obama said, according to a rush transcript, referencing the ongoing "fiscal cliff" talks. "But they're not there yet. They are close, but they're not there yet. And one thing we can count on with respect to this Congress is that if there is even one second left before you have to do what you're supposed to do, they will use that last second."

Obama then veered into his New Year's Eve plans. "So as of this point, it looks like I'm going to be spending New Year's here in D.C.," he said. "You all are going to be hanging out in D.C. too."

It's not clear where else he'd go, though his family is currently vacationing in Hawaii.

"I can come to your house? Is that what you said?" the president said, playing off the friendly White House audience. "I don't want to spoil the party. But the -- the people who are with me here today, the people who are watching at home, they need our leaders in Congress to succeed. They need us -- they need us to all stay focused on them, not on politics, not on, you know, special interests. They need to be focused on families, students, grandmas, you know, folks who are out there working really, really hard, and are just looking for a fair shot."

Yes the President lapsed into the liberal narrative that plays well with middle America and the poor. Given the current rEpublican and Tea Party stance I can hardly blame the guy. The lot of false conservatives have actually turned many who have always supported limited government and fiscal responsibility against the rEpublican party. Perhaps it is time we all started to think outside the Oligarchical box we so willingly allowed ourselves to be herded into.

Via: Memorandum

PS: Afterthoughts, The United States of America was created by great thinkers and politicians of the Age Enlightenment. Our great nation was built by the the generations immediately following.

Our founders made great compromises to achieve their vision of a nation under a limited government led by the governed. Today, two and a quarter centuries later we have politicians that can not only find workable compromise but do great dishonor to our founding principles.

But I suppose understanding this actually requires thinking beyond the rEpublican Tea Party myopic existence.

5 comments:

  1. The Senate passes its version of "lets kick the can down the road" and the House wll be voting today.

    Any bets on the outcome?

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    1. 600 Billion in new taxes.

      Yay for democracy. Folks, our elected "leaders" are disease-ridden and leprous. Should we continue to medicate them with our votes, or should we put them down like dogs and remove them once and for all? The American Experiment is failing, since we have stopped being a republic.

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    2. Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc... Apparently nobody is really paying attention. Perhaps the splat will wake em up.

      Not much anybody can do at this late date anyway. The die was cast a while back.

      I guess some things are really etched in stone... ... ... ...

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  3. Now comes the real deal. Buckle up, put on your flak jackets, and get ready for the shrapnel to fly.

    Ying and Yang...

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