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    (Reality) Check, Please

    by Brian Wilson: Party Scooper

    Landing in the email box today, the following from a loyal and attentive listener: "You've commented on how Republicans in the majority never reverse the legislative damage done by the previous Democratic congress – but you’ve never said why. Why?" ~ Inquisitive In Toledo Dear Inq

    To understand why, we have to set the Wayback Machine to 1912 and meet the progressive tag team of King Roosevelt the First and Woodrow the Evil. Both demons used their position and influence to put progressives into leadership positions in their respective parties. Near the end of Woodrow's reign, the Diabolical Duo realized there was a flaw in their grand scheme: the public so hated progressive policies, they would never vote for a progressive candidate. And so began Operation Wool-Over-Eyes.

    Woody’s reign guaranteed certain defeat for Democrats and replacement by a non-progressive party. The Republican Party would pretend to be the anti-progressive party to keep outsiders from rolling back the progressive gains they had made. While the Republicans played "Stupid Party" in office, the Democrats changed their image to "liberal." When King Roosevelt the Second took the throne, it became obvious the Democrats had not changed their progressive goals one scintilla.


    To this day, you still see the same pattern. The Democrats are thrown out of office for progressive craziness. The Republicans come in, do nothing to undo the damage and act stupid. The Democrats with a new, improved image replace the stupid Republicans and pass more progressive legislation. The Tea Party Movement is a threat to this whole con game.

    If honest men and women who believe in the Constitution replace the progressives, they would try to undo all the unconstitutional damage that has been done to our country over the last 100 years.

    The Republican Party is really upset about losing Mike Castle (RINO-DE) because as a chairman he could block the new non-progressive representatives from getting anything done in Congress. The Tea Party people are the Barbarians at the gate and Castle was part of the gate.

    All the conservative pundits inside the beltway who have been bad-mouthing Christine O’Donnell make their living convincing the public that the Republican and Democratic parties are two opposing forces instead of a Three Card Monty team bent on stealing your Freedom.


    If nothing else, this is going to be the most entertaining midterm election I've ever seen. The Democrat slogan is "I didn't do it." Their story is they were all smoking in the boy's room when Obama ran over to the capital building and passed all those God-awful bills. The incumbent Republicans will talk about Mom and apple pie. They'll campaign in togas made out of American flags. With this flood of lies, forget the waders, get out the party barge!

    I hear McCain is bringing George Washington and Ben Franklin to endorse him. Harry Reed is telling everyone Biden is really in charge of the Senate and it's all his fault. Even Nancy is nervous enough to be passing out medical marijuana at the polls.

    This will also be the dirtiest election we've seen in a long time. The mudslinging this year will fill Hoover dam. The best hope for the incumbents is to suppress turnout and negative campaigning suppresses turnout. The incumbents want to convince the Tea Party people there is no one worth voting for. So they don't vote at all. That's why Castle's campaign in Delaware went negative, to keep voters at home. But it didn't work. O’Donnell got twice the number of expected voters to the polls.

    The incumbents are facing something they've never seen before: a populous that cares. People fear they are losing their country and are desperately trying to stop it.

    The progressives, both Republican and Democrat, will not go quietly. There are trillions of dollars of power at stake in this game. The progressive are too close to their goal of total control to give up now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    by Brian Wilson: Party Scooper

    Landing in the email box today, the following from a loyal and attentive listener: "You've commented on how Republicans in the majority never reverse the legislative damage done by the previous Democratic congress – but you’ve never said why. Why?" ~ Inquisitive In Toledo Dear Inq

    To understand why, we have to set the Wayback Machine to 1912 and meet the progressive tag team of King Roosevelt the First and Woodrow the Evil. Both demons used their position and influence to put progressives into leadership positions in their respective parties. Near the end of Woodrow's reign, the Diabolical Duo realized there was a flaw in their grand scheme: the public so hated progressive policies, they would never vote for a progressive candidate. And so began Operation Wool-Over-Eyes.

    Woody’s reign guaranteed certain defeat for Democrats and replacement by a non-progressive party. The Republican Party would pretend to be the anti-progressive party to keep outsiders from rolling back the progressive gains they had made. While the Republicans played "Stupid Party" in office, the Democrats changed their image to "liberal." When King Roosevelt the Second took the throne, it became obvious the Democrats had not changed their progressive goals one scintilla.


    To this day, you still see the same pattern. The Democrats are thrown out of office for progressive craziness. The Republicans come in, do nothing to undo the damage and act stupid. The Democrats with a new, improved image replace the stupid Republicans and pass more progressive legislation. The Tea Party Movement is a threat to this whole con game.

    If honest men and women who believe in the Constitution replace the progressives, they would try to undo all the unconstitutional damage that has been done to our country over the last 100 years.

    The Republican Party is really upset about losing Mike Castle (RINO-DE) because as a chairman he could block the new non-progressive representatives from getting anything done in Congress. The Tea Party people are the Barbarians at the gate and Castle was part of the gate.

    All the conservative pundits inside the beltway who have been bad-mouthing Christine O’Donnell make their living convincing the public that the Republican and Democratic parties are two opposing forces instead of a Three Card Monty team bent on stealing your Freedom.


    If nothing else, this is going to be the most entertaining midterm election I've ever seen. The Democrat slogan is "I didn't do it." Their story is they were all smoking in the boy's room when Obama ran over to the capital building and passed all those God-awful bills. The incumbent Republicans will talk about Mom and apple pie. They'll campaign in togas made out of American flags. With this flood of lies, forget the waders, get out the party barge!

    I hear McCain is bringing George Washington and Ben Franklin to endorse him. Harry Reed is telling everyone Biden is really in charge of the Senate and it's all his fault. Even Nancy is nervous enough to be passing out medical marijuana at the polls.

    This will also be the dirtiest election we've seen in a long time. The mudslinging this year will fill Hoover dam. The best hope for the incumbents is to suppress turnout and negative campaigning suppresses turnout. The incumbents want to convince the Tea Party people there is no one worth voting for. So they don't vote at all. That's why Castle's campaign in Delaware went negative, to keep voters at home. But it didn't work. O’Donnell got twice the number of expected voters to the polls.

    The incumbents are facing something they've never seen before: a populous that cares. People fear they are losing their country and are desperately trying to stop it.

    The progressives, both Republican and Democrat, will not go quietly. There are trillions of dollars of power at stake in this game. The progressive are too close to their goal of total control to give up now.
    I think he's missing the point.

    I've noticed that Beck-Palin Tea Party types like to talk about "progressives" almost as much as they do "socialists."

    But they never discuss the origins of the Republican Party and how it destroyed the old American republic and erected in its place a centralized, corporatist state.

    For those who don't know:

    The Republican Party was the Whig Party repackaged - and the Whig Party was the federalist clique led by Alexander Hamilton - who favored (among other things) an almost unlimited in power federal government with a dictator-like president, central banking and a mercantilist empire based on the British model. The Republican Party became the vehicle for Abe Lincoln, a shyster corporate lawyer "elected" by 40 percent of the country, who launched war against the South without Congress having declared it, suspended habeas corpus, dissolved the Maryland legislature (for fear MD would also secede), closed newspapers, imprisoned critics, seized a large chunk of Virginia to create the puppet state of West Virginia, imposed the first income tax, conscription, approved wholesale war against civilians and noncombatants.... sound familiar?

    It was Lincoln - and the GOP - that gave birth to the United States as it is today.

    America died in April of 1865.

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    Eric -

    Although I largely agree with you on the fact that many Republicans like Lincoln and others were in fact, statist pigs, the Republican party was the party of tariffs. As I understood it, the Confederate states did not want them. Their power brokers (Bourbon Democrats) did not like tariffs because they wanted to keep the South as an agricultural region. Where there is nothing wrong with agriculture, they seemed to be against a manufacturing base.

    They also kept their rural population in relative poverty by enacting strict anti-union laws known as "Right To Work" and "at will employment contracts." Of course, since the Republicans flipped positions after WW2, they adopted those ideas and more democrats opposed them. The legacy of those anti worker measures are due to Bourbon Democrats who dominated politics from prior to the civil war and again in the post WW2 period (before they became Republicans). Who know's where "Progressives" such as Wilson and Roosevelt fit in. FDR, Wilson, and others were globalists, but allied themselves with big government republicans in all issues except for trade prior to WW2.

    I agree that Lincoln was a tyrant and distrust most every post WW2 Republican and Bourbon Democrats (who became Repubnicans). From about 1865 to about WW2, Republicans were okay except for Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt because of their support for a strong national economy.

    As a sideline, it is hard to say that if the South would have won whether they would have adopted protective tariffs that would have allowed their economy to grow... who knows.
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    "Although I largely agree with you on the fact that many Republicans like Lincoln and others were in fact, statist pigs, the Republican party was the party of tariffs. As I understood it, the Confederate states did not want them. Their power brokers (Bourbon Democrats) did not like tariffs because they wanted to keep the South as an agricultural region. Where there is nothing wrong with agriculture, they seemed to be against a manufacturing base. "


    As I understand it, the South was outraged primarily by extortionate tariffs imposed by the North (which controlled the federal government) and used to enrich Northern manufacturing. In other words, the use of state power to divert wealth to politically powerful financial/business - or corporatism.

    The South sought free trade - the real thing (not what what we have today) which meant trade with the roughly similar economic system of Britain, to the mutual advantage of each.

    The South also maintained that each of the states remained sovereign and had the right to leave the federal union if that union became oppressive - just as the colonies seceded from England, for similar reasons. There is no question that the right of secession was a given at the time of the signing of the Constitution, very much like the individual right to possess and bear arms, or to speak freely. Had there been any suggestion at the time that a state which ratified the Constitution surrendered its sovereignty and its right to peacefully leave the union - not one state would have ratified the Constitution.

    Prior to 1865, in every legal document issued by the federal government itself, the United States were plural. Post 1865, it became singular - reflecting the monolithic, centralized state created by Lincoln and the Republican Party.

    To expect anything from that party besides tyranny is no different than expecting a rattlesnake not to bite.

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