Wrong at every step, but the arrogance doesn’t stop

Kathie Obradovich’s article in today’s Register, Iowans squander power over candidates, bowled me over with it’s arrogance. The Register has been dead wrong in it’s analysis this political season, yet it remains so damn condescending. Obradovich is miffed that Iowa voters aren’t demanding nut and bolt specifics from Trump on his campaign issues.

You have to figure she really isn’t that stupid. That she does realize the role of president is that of a CEO. He tells the crew which way he wants the ship to go, and they make it go there. The whole “vision thing”. The CEO supplies the Mission Statement, and the vice presidents and department heads work out the details. Obradovich surely gets that, right?

I realize she takes a double whammy in the brain power department, a liberal and a journalist, but she can’t be that stupid. Besides, name me a politician who ever got into office, and the first thing he didn’t do was chuck all those detailed campaign promises straight into the trash can. They never follow that crap. That’s why Jeb is campaigning on the same issues his daddy did 35 years ago in 1980. They have no intention of following that crap.

That’s why people are finally waking up to the games politicians play, and are set to elect people who aren’t politicians. Trump, Carson, Fiorina, let’s hope one of you make it to the finish line.

But getting past Obradovich’s seeming ignorance on the role of president, let’s look at the crazy idea we should look to the Register for political expertise in the first place. At the beginning of the spring, before most people even knew who Ben Carson was, Jennifer Jacobs had 2 articles saying there was no point in supporting him, only a politician or general can be president. Then right after that when establishment candidate Jeb was getting booed in Iowa, Jacobs and Obradovich rush to defend this Republican, totally missing the antiestablishment groundswell.

Then in June the Register is writing editorials claiming Senator Lindsey Graham is the most qualified Republican for president. Lindsey Graham currently sits at 0 % in the latest poll. Not 9 %. Not 4 %. Not 2 %. Zero percent. That is where the man who the Register thinks is the one Iowa voters should pick now sits. A guy who got zero votes. They use the “less than one percent” term, he just didn’t get that high.

So Kathie Obradovich talks down to Iowa voters, and claims they are doing something wrong? This from the paper that completely missed this tsunami of discontent from voters nationwide? This from the paper that completely did not see that the top candidates were going to be nonpoliticians. This is a once in a lifetime political event. We are at a completely unique point on America’s political timeline, and we are supposed to take political advice from a paper who did not see history staring them in the face?

Jim Roach

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Panic at the country club!

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Oh My Gosh! New polls out! Trump, Carson, Fiorina! Non-politicians, outsiders, amateurs, not members  of the club! They’re kicking the ass of the establishment politicians. Trump 23%, Carson 23%, Fiorina 10%, pass the Depends, Karl Rove is crapping his pants! Bush 6%, Christie 2%, Graham <1%, Pataki <1% . George Will is crying like a baby!

Jennifer Jacobs told us in the spring that this couldn’t happen, she said you had to either be a politician or a military general to be elected president. She couldn’t be wrong could she? You and I thought the only requirements to be president was for the candidate to be 35-years-old and a citizen of the United States. But Jacobs did some digging (likely in that Constitution where you find a right to an abortion and birthright citizenship), and found that Article of the Constitution that says to be President you have to have been a politician or a general. I know, I know, your Constitution doesn’t have that clause.

I know her and Kathie Odorkovich were busy defending Bush a few months ago when he was being booed here in Iowa. It just wasn’t right! Last cycle the Register was in love with Tim Pawlenty and Iowa voters killed his campaign, they weren’t going to let the voters run Jeb out of town too!

A few months ago the Register in an editorial said Lindsey Graham was arguably the most qualified candidate! Wow, could you be any more out of touch? Could you be any further out of touch with the voters? Hey Register, could you possibly know your readers any less? But then, you also told Trump he had to drop out of the race. So it would seem the voters are inviting the Register to pucker up and kiss our ass.

Jim Roach

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Democrats ain’t got no bench

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My God the Democrat cupboard is bare. Oh sure, the Republican’s have their Pataki, Gilmore and Graham’s running around, but they also have 4 or 5 really good people. The Dem’s got Hillary. They aren’t smart enough to elect Bernie. Rekha Basu in today’s Register inadvertently points that out. Rekha analyzes why Hillary isn’t doing well, and what she needs to do to win. Bullshit. If the Democrats had a bench, they’d ditch Hillary and bring in a sub.

Hillary is an unlikable, lying fraud. That is why she will never be elected. She is like that irritating sibling in the backseat of the car playing, “I’m not touching you!” Where the brother or sister holds their finger within a quarter of an inch of yours, and technically isn’t touching you. Hillary is playing that game with whether or not she had classified emails on her private server. I don’t give a rodent’s rear end, you shouldn’t have had a private server for government business. Period.

We are all tired of the Clintonian parsing of words and getting off on technicalities. Sit down, shut up and go back to Arkansas. We’re tired of you. And Democrats? If you can’t come up with a better candidate than Hillary Clinton, you don’t deserve to be called a political party.

Jim Roach

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Yes she’s a ‘bimbo’, but you can’t just say it!

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We get it Donald, FOX News is filled with a bunch of women that do not dress noticeably different than the residents of the Playboy Mansion, but you can’t just say that. We understand they use their looks to further their career, but they are “serious” news women. It’s true CNN women don’t look like they just sprang off the pages of Maxim, but you can’t just say it.

It’s to be expected, I’m sure when Walter Cronkite was starting out he posed coquettishly in a speedo. No doubt Mike Wallace began by slinking back on a couch in nothing but a towel and a smile. Good grief, give me a break.

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“Our schools…”

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“Our schools have been scientifically  designed to prevent over-education from happening.  The average American should be content with their humble role in life, because they’re not tempted to think about any other role.”

— William T. Harris
U.S. Commissioner of Education
Source: 1889

 

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Don’t mess with the Air Force!

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That poor headlopper didn’t know what he was getting into! You mess with the Air Force, you mess with death! The airman unleashed all his ninja admin skills on him. Okay, so Spencer Stone had help from Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Chris Norman. Thanks men. We be looking at heroes.

Jim Roach

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Is that why we have government schools?

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“The governments of the great States have two instruments for keeping the people dependent, in fear and obedience: a coarser, the army; and a more refined, the school.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche
(1844-1900)
Source: The Complete Works of Frederick Nietzsche, 152 (O. Levy Ed. 1974)

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Des Moines Register fails to guarantee candidate safety at Register soapbox

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The Des Moines Register was all a twitter this morning along with the local TV stations showing these clips of violent liberal protestors storming the stage of the Register’s soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, jostling presidential candidate Chris Christie [“Protests enliven final soapbox day”].

The management of the Register and that of the Iowa State Patrol are so clueless about candidate safety it is criminal. Those protestors touched Christie. It wasn’t cute. It wasn’t funny. Christie could easily have been murdered. A knife or gun attack would have been Childs play for someone with ill intent.

The protestors were up on the stage bumping into Christie for 10 seconds before the donut-eater with the Iowa State Patrol got his head out of his ass and got the protestor out of there. Christie could have been dead 3 times over.

The Register badgers Republican candidates to speak at their forum, like the candidate has some bizarre obligation to get screamed at and heckled by scum of the earth liberal protestors. Notice the Democrat candidates never get shouted down. Iowa Republicans have manners. They aren’t the scum of the earth types that tend to gravitate to the Democrats.

Until the Register takes it’s responsibility to the candidates seriously, the Republicans should boycott the soapbox. While the liberal Register can use the candidates as metaphorical punching bags, they cannot be allowed to use them as literal punching bags.

Jim Roach

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Feeding the beast

“Apologists for activist government never tire of telling us that the benevolent state is our protector and that without it we’d be at the mercy of monsters. It is about time that we understood that the U.S. government does more to endanger the American people than any imagined monsters around the world… by pursuing its Grand Foreign Policy of meddling anywhere and everywhere.”

— Sheldon Richman
V.P. of Future of Freedom Foundation, author
Source: Liberty, Security, and the War on Terrorism (2010)

[That is why government grabbed hold of the “educational” system. They wanted to make damn sure they kept the reigns of power. And the only way to do that was to keep everyone stupid.]

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[This quote, like most on this site, comes from Liberty-Tree, Canada. I can’t help but feel there is irony in the fact that a source for knowledge of America’s history of freedom, does not actually emanate from America.]

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Fiat money is currency which derives its value from government regulation or law

“Historically, the United States has been a hard money country. Only [since 1913] has the United States operated on a fiat money system. During this period, paper money has depreciated over 87%. During the preceding 140 year period, the hard currency of the United States had actually maintained its value. Wholesale prices in 1913… were the same as in 1787.”

— Kenneth Gerbino
former chairman of the American Economic Council

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