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Keep your doctor and your health plan? Not likely.

by Mojambo ( 118 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Health Care, History, World War II at October 29th, 2013 - 5:00 pm

What gets me is that there were people willing to be fooled by such a false statement.

by Jonah Goldberg

“All we’ve been hearing the last three years is if you like your policy you can keep it…. I’m infuriated because I was lied to,” one woman told this newspaper, as part of a story on how some middle-class Californians have been stunned to learn the real costs of Obamacare.

And that lie looks like the biggest lie about domestic policy ever uttered by a U.S. president.

The most famous presidential lies have to do with misconduct (Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” or Bill Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations”) or war. Woodrow Wilson campaigned on the slogan “He kept us out of war” and then plunged us into a calamitous war. Franklin D. Roosevelt made a similar vow. “I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”

Roosevelt knew he was making false promises. He explained to an aide: “If someone attacks us, it isn’t a foreign war, is it?” When his own son questioned his honesty, FDR replied: “If I don’t say I hate war, then people are going to think I don’t hate war…. If I don’t say I won’t send our sons to fight on foreign battlefields, then people will think I want to send them…. So you play the game the way it has been played over the years, and you play to win.”

The burning question about Barack Obama is whether he was simply “playing to win” and therefore lying on purpose, or whether his statements about Obamacare were just another example of, as Obama once put it, “I actually believe my own” spin, though he used another word.

“No matter how we reform healthcare, we will keep this promise to the American people,” he told the American Medical Assn. in 2009. […….]

No matter how you slice it, that was a lie. As many as 16 million Americans on the individual health insurance market may lose their insurance policies. Just in the last month, hundreds of thousands have been notified by their insurers that their policies will be canceled. In fact, it appears that more Americans may have lost coverage than gotten it since Healthcare.gov went “live” (a term one must use advisedly). And when the business mandate finally kicks in, tens of millions more probably will lose their plans.

Ah, but they’ll get better ones!

That appears to be the new rationalization for Obama’s bait-and-switch. “Right now all that insurance companies are saying is, ‘We don’t meet the requirements under Obamacare, but we’re going to offer you a better deal!'” explained Juan Williams on “Fox News Sunday.”

A better deal according to whom? Say I like my current car. The government says under some new policy I will be able to keep it and maybe even lower my car payments. But once the policy is imposed, I’m told my car now isn’t street-legal.  [……..]Why, even though you live in Death Valley, your new car will have great snow tires and heated seats.

This is what the government is saying to millions of Americans who don’t want or need certain coverage, including, for instance, older women — and men — who are being forced to pay for maternity care. Such overcharging is necessary to pay for the poor and the sick signing up for Obamacare or for the newly expanded Medicaid.


At the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Obama talked at great length about the middle class and not once about the poor. His critics on the right said he was lying, that he was really more interested in income distribution. Such charges were dismissed as paranoid and even racist. But the critics were right. Obama was either lying to himself or to the rest of us — because he was playing the game to win.

Read the rest – Obama’s big lie

This is it, put up or shut up time for the Republicans!

by Phantom Ace ( 174 Comments › )
Filed under Business, Communism, Economy, Elections 2012, Fascism, Healthcare, Mitt Romney, Progressives, Republican Party, Socialism, Tranzis at June 29th, 2012 - 8:00 am

I was contemplating breaking with GOP and joining the Libertarians in the November election. However, that’s not a fair move considering Mitt Romney doesn’t have the Presidency nor does the GOP have the Senate. Make no mistake, this Obamacare ruling is the conclusion of the Progressives takeover of this nation.

In 1912  the evil and vile human slime KKK White Supremacist, Woodrow Wilson, was elected President. He set off a chain of events both domestically and internationally that has led to the current mess. With the exceptions of the Presidencies of Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, the Progressive agenda has been advanced. Democrats such as FDR, LBJ, Carter and Caligula (Obama) have been joined by Republicans like Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush who appointed that quisling John Roberts, and have advanced the Progressive agenda. Make no mistake, both parties are Progressive.

Now however the Republicans claim to be Conservatives. They claim that they have learned their lessons and if given total power, will govern as Conservatives. One reason to doubt it is the fact the Republicans shoved Rockefeller Progressive Republican 2 face jerk Mitt Romney down our throats. They claim that he’s electable and that’s the best the GOP could do.  I think this is hogwash, but it is what it is. Well lets use the Progressive Republicans to defeat the Marxist Democrats.

Make no mistake, I hate both parties with every fiber of my bone. To be fair there are some Republicans like Allen West whom I respect and support. I am 36 going on 37 and with the exception of the great Ronald Reagan, the last 2 Republican Presidents where Liberal failures.  The Republicans of this era used social issues to mask their Progressive Leftist agenda. Too many sincere Conservatives who were upset about the Left’s attack on the culture were used and didn’t realize the GOP’s real agenda. The culture wars were to distract from their Progressive economic/fiscal agenda. That said, by voting in the Republicans and Romney, we eliminate the Democrats. Then the GOP will have no excuse, it’s put up or shut up. I am not a party loyalist. I am a Patriot and put my country over some party loyalty.

If the Republicans do what they usually do and try to distract Conservatives with culture wars while  maintaining the Progressive Regime, then its will be time to destroy them. So I will vote against Obama and the Democrats by using Romney and the Republicans. Let me make this clear, I do not support nor trust Mitt Romney. This is just a  matter of getting rid of the Democrats and their fake Pharaoh. Then with the GOP in charge, if they don’t repeal Obamcare, decide to nation build in Syria, don’t implement tax and regulatory reform I will go full barrel at these phonies.

In the meantime I will concentrate my fire on the false messiah wannabe Caligula we have running this nation. I will not be a cheerleader for the Republican though. If given total power and the Republican don’t deliver it will be time for Conservatives of all stripes to destroy the Republican Party. This is their final chance and warning. I will not be alone in going after these phonies if they don’t deliver. My future has been robbed and my patience is limited.

If you wonder why I doubt the Republican Party and Romney here is a thought. Has the GOP ever repealed a Progressive program? Nope, they usually just claim to manage it better. David Frum, who is one of the elites of the Republicans, is even bragging they will not repeal Obama.

The Republican Plan B is to repeal Obamacare on Day 1 of a Romney presidency.

Good luck with that.

First, today’s Supreme Court decision will make it a lot harder to elect Mitt Romney. President Obama has just been handed a fearsome election weapon. 2012 is no longer exclusively a referendum on the president’s economic management. 2012 is now also a referendum on Mitt Romney’s healthcare plans. The president can now plausibly say that a vote for the Republicans is a vote to raise prescription drug costs on senior citizens and to empower insurance companies to deny coverage to children for per-existing conditions. Those charges will hurt—and maybe hurt enough to sway the election.

Don’t think David Frum is talking crap. This is the GOP elite’s thinking.

It’s put up or shut up time for the Republican Party and Mitt Romney. If they deliver, I will do a post admitting I am wrong and praising them. If they don’t then Conservatives must consider alternatives.

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have been put on notice. Its put up and deliver  or you are the next target for the Right’s wrath!

Glenn beck expresses how I feel.

Bonus: Ace of Spades expresses my sentiments.

Dear GOP,

This is your last chance. If you blow this, I’m out and you need to be destroyed.

What is it? Repeal ObamaCare on Day 1. Don’t worry about replace, don’t worry about anything else. We will do everything we have to drag your sorry asses over the line this fall, including electing Mitt Fucking Romney.

As you see, I am not alone on this.

Update: I deleted Michael Savage’s accusations of Roberts’ Epilepsy possibly effecting his judgement. People here who are epileptic or in the medical field have said Savage is full of of crap. I apologize for this, it was out of ignorance. But I stand by the rest of my post.

The Progressive roots of Free Trade and Globalization

by Phantom Ace ( 78 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Communism, Democratic Party, Economy, George W. Bush, Liberal Fascism, Progressives, Republican Party, Socialism, Special Report, Tranzis at April 30th, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Free Trade has become an article of faith among Conservatives. Many on the right are blind to the disaster unfettered Free Trade has done to America. Wages have declined, Manufacturing discriminated and America’s living standards have declined. I was under the impression Conservatism was concerned about the economic well being of the nation.

So it’s stuns me that many Conservatives view this as Conservatism. The truth is Free Trade is Progressives. Just like Conservatives have adopted Wilsonian Democracy spreading as their foreign policy, they have adopted another Progressive ideology as Conservative. Free Trade was promoted by none other than, Woodrow Wilson himself.

With the North winning the Civil War, Republican dominance was assured over the Democrats. Republicans continued to dominate American politics until around the early 20th century. President William McKinley stated the United States’ stance under the Republican Party as thus:

“Under free trade the trader is the master and the producer the slave. Protection is but the law of nature, the law of self-preservation, of self-development, of securing the highest and best destiny of the race of man. [It is said] that protection is immoral…. Why, if protection builds up and elevates 63,000,000 [the U.S. population] of people, the influence of those 63,000,000 of people elevates the rest of the world. We cannot take a step in the pathway of progress without benefiting mankind everywhere. Well, they say, ‘Buy where you can buy the cheapest’…. Of course, that applies to labor as to everything else. Let me give you a maxim that is a thousand times better than that, and it is the protection maxim: ‘Buy where you can pay the easiest.’ And that spot of earth is where labor wins its highest rewards.”

Southern Democrats gradually rebuilt their party, and allied themselves with Northern Progressives. They had many differences but both were staunchly opposed to the great corporate trusts that had built up, and Republican corruption was endemic.[citation needed] This marriage of convenience to face a common enemy reinvigorated the Democratic Party, which catapulted back into power. Northern Progressives sought free trade to undermine the power base of Republicans – Woodrow Wilson would admit as much in a speech to Congress. A brief resurgence by Republicans in the 1920s was disastrous for them. Woodrow Wilson’s ideological understudy[citation needed], Franklin Roosevelt, would essentially blame the Great Depression upon the protectionist policies exemplified by the previous Republican President,Herbert Hoover.

That’s right, Free Trade is a Leftist concept. It is part of the Left’s goal to implement a global Socialist state. Free Trade destroys small companies and empowers huge Corporate entities. These entities in turn make alliances with governments to keep competitors out of business. Hence the result of Free Trade is Bigger Government, something Conservatism used to opposed until The Bush years. In fact, the last real Conservative President, Ronald Reagan was no free trader!

When President Reagan imposed a 100 percent tariff on selected Japanese electronics in 1987, he and the press gave the impression that this was an act of desperation. Pictured was a long-forbearing president whose patience was exhausted by the recalcitrant and conniving Japanese. After trying for years to elicit some fairness out of them, went the story, the usually good-natured president had finally had enough.

When newspapers and television networks announced the tariffs, the media reminded the public that such restraints were imposed by a staunch free trader. The less-than-subtle message was that if “Free Trader” Ronald Reagan thought the tariff necessary, then Japan surely deserved it. After more than seven years in office, Ronald Reagan is still widely regarded as a devoted free trader. A typical reference is that of Mark Shields, a Washington Post columnist, to Reagan’s “blind devotion to the doctrine of free trade.”

If President Reagan has a devotion to free trade, it surely must be blind, because he has been off the mark most of the time. Only short memories and a refusal to believe one’s own eyes would account for the view that President Reagan is a free trader. Calling oneself a free trader is not the same thing as being a free trader. Nor does a free- trade position mean that the president, but not Congress, should have the power to impose trade sanctions. Instead, a president deserves the title of free trader only if his efforts demonstrate an attempt to remove trade barriers at home and prevent the imposition of new ones.

By this standard, the Reagan administration has failed to promote free trade. Ronald Reagan by his actions has become the most protectionist president since Herbert Hoover, the heavyweight champion of protectionists.

That’s right, Ronald Reagan was not a fanatical fan of Free Trade. He knew it lowered the wages and living standards of Americans. Reagan also knew that it destroys small business, empowers big government and sets the ground work for a Global regime. It actually promoted the goals of Marxists, Communists and Progressives he opposed. This is not a Conservative position, they believes in National sovereignty and economic opportunities for its citizens.

One myth the Free Trade crowd promotes is that Smoot-Hawley worsened the Great Depression. Well that is a total and outright lie. This myth was started by FDR, who was no Conservative and a Progressive. He created this talking point to discredit people opposed to the Leftist Free Trade ideology. It’s ironic that Conservatives who hate FDR, are repeating one of his lies!

The debate over free trade is riddled with myth after myth. One that keeps resurfacing, no matter how many times it is discredited, is the idea that protectionism caused the Great Depression. One occasionally even hears that this same protectionism — specifically, the Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930 — was responsible in significant part for World War Two! This is nonsense dreamed up for propaganda purposes by free traders, and it can easily be debunked.

Let’s start by reminding ourselves of a basic fact: The Depression’s cause was monetary. The Federal Reserve had allowed the money supply to balloon excessively during the late 1920s, causing it to pile up in the stock market as a bubble. The Fed then panicked, miscalculated, and let the money supply collapse by a third by 1933, depriving the economy of the liquidity it needed to breathe. Trade had nothing to do with it.

The Smoot-Hawley tariff was simply too small a policy change to have so large an effect as triggering a depression. For a start, it applied to only about one-third of America’s trade: about 1.3 percent of our GDP. One point three percent! America’s average tariff on goods subject to tariff went from 44.6 to 53.2 percent — not a very big jump at all. America’s tariffs were higher in almost every year from 1821 to 1914. Our tariffs went up in 1861, 1864, 1890, and 1922 without producing global depressions, and the great recessions of 1873 and 1893 spread worldwide without needing the help of any tariff increases.

World trade did indeed decline, but this was due to the Depression itself, not higher American tariffs. This is no surprise, as declines in the values of the currencies of America’s major trading partners wiped away much of the effect of the tariff anyway.

Why many Conservatives don’t realize the damage Free Trade and Globalization has done to America is amazing. It has reduced our wages, living standards and national sovereignty. Globalization empowers International institutions ate the expense of the Nation State. This is a Progressive ideology and not far removed from what Marxists and Communists want.

This shows the extent of which Progressive ideas have infiltrated modern Conservative. In fact, the Modern Conservative movement and the Republican Party are actually Center-Left and resemble the 1950’s/1960’s Democrats. Where they diverge from the New Democrats is in their attitude for America. But the truth is both the Republicans and Democrats are Leftists. The GOP is Center-Left and the Democrats Far Left.

This puts people like me on the Right in a conundrum. If we don’t support the Republicans, then Tranzi American hating Democrats take power. But the Republicans are Leftists as well, but at least they don’t hate America. In the current situation, those of us on the Right should back the GOP in 2012 to get ride of Obama. But afterwards, we should start a New true Rightwing Party that believes in Fiscal responsibility, National Sovereignty, Border Security, Strong Dollar, Tax/Regulatory reform and a Jacksonian Western Hemispheric Economic interest based foreign policy. However first we must defeat Obama, then we should break off from the GOP and go our own way afterwards.

Free Trade and Globalism is not Conservative, it’s Progressive. Protectionism is not the solution, instead we need to implement policies that benefit America as a nation and not prove some academic theories , Multinational Corporations who support Global Socialism or empowering global institutions. We need real Conservative solutions, not Progressive masquerading as Conservative.