The Rise of theObamavilles



Classic- in several ways.

jc

Clark Clifford Republicans


Clark Clifford Republicans


I loved the American Spectator back in the day when it was something of a throwback manifesto... LARGE tabloid pages, olde tyme illustrations, and great writers like Ben Stein and P.J. O'Rourke.

Then came Clinton, format changes, and work overload.  I lost interest.  It just looked like a rabid right wing magazine of generic quality.  While I certainly didn't like Clinton, they were just nasty about it.  Subscription lapsed, and I didn't miss it.

Zoom forward to today, and I read a GREAT article (online) about "Clark Clifford Republicans" and how they are working against us behind the scenes.

Seems like they work to keep the machine buggered up, while promising to "fix" it for us.  For a price.  Because it is buggered up.  For a price.

I like the end, where there is this quote:

And it's very safe to say that when the day comes that the next Republican President and any Republican Congress that served with him or her leaves office, these people will have a few questions:• Is the federal government smaller than when you took office? How many Cabinet Departments did you eliminate? How many federal agencies did you eliminate? How many government regulations did you eliminate? How many federal jobs did you eliminate? How many federal employees did you cut from the federal payroll?



Great questions for the debate tonight... and NO, none of those questions WERE asked, nor will they be.  Ever.


Gotta go unfurl my Gadson Flag...


jc

The "Yellow Dog" election

BHO is so under water, and so detached from reality (as if he ever was), that the GOP could run a yellow dog and still win.

Is this good?

Yes and no.

Yes - we will get a GOP President (80-90% certainty).

No - who that person is.

Romney is the early lead.  With all the primaries being pushed up, all seems to be going his way.  While I liked Romney last cycle, I don't think he is right for this cycle.  He doesn't lead the discussion, and when forced into it, he falls back on his corporate roots -- or run to the "reasonable middle".

Romney strikes me as lacking in the conservative gravitas department.

He is the one I have the most concern over, and I get that same tingle pain in my rear that McCain gave me.

The up coming student debt bomb...

When I got my degree (back in the late '80s) one could get away with a political science degree and still make a living.

Not anymore.

I have a nice and nephew coming up on college quickly, and my advice to them is:  Machinist or Nurse, no degree in "art through the ages as expressed by graffiti" or "UFOlogy".

IF you must go to college, get a hard science degree and cure my cancer. Then get a side degree in business so you can bring it to marked without government help.

Part of this is the glut of BA & BS degrees, but mostly, those jobs are not where the future lays.  Get a concrete skill, develop your "soft working" skills later - in the real world.

Higher Education Bubble
From: The Best Colleges

Obama by the numbers

Great graphic on the Bamster...

Click to make it bigger.

He has, despite his rhetoric, failed in what he "set out to do".  I put that in quotes, because I think he is doing pretty much what he wanted to do - create crisis after crisis to expand their power to the point of simply keeping things in constant turmoil.

Big Problem?  I CAN FIX IT (just give me these temporary powers so I can do it quickly)!

Never been a conspiratorial kind of guy, but this is obvious to me.

jc