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Why Is Socialism Scary Again?

"However, it looks like that some angry elements are bent to destroy Obama until proven wrong."

You mean sort of like the progressives (too nice a word) did to GWB during his two terms? You wouldn't know socialism even if you were sitting next to Stalin. Your analysis is flawed. If you cannot see the government takeover of banking, automotive, and health care as socialism, you will never get it. Here check out this short lesson on our form of government and tell me really what you think we are closer to:

July 11, 2010 at 4:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A Special Burden for Politicians: Liars

Here is a joke for all of you. It sums up how politics works in our country:

While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a
truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the
entrance. 'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. 'Before you settle in, it
seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts,
you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.' 'No problem, just let me
in,' says the senator. 'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher
up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in Heaven. Then
you can choose where to spend eternity.' 'Really, I've made up my mind. I
want to be in heaven,' says the senator. 'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down,
down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green
golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are
all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is
very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and
reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of
the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster,
caviar and champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good
time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that
before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty
farewell and waves while the elevator rises ... The elevator goes up, up, up
and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

'Now it's time to visit heaven.' So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining
a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp
and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours
have gone by and St. Peter returns. 'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell
and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.' The senator reflects for a
minute, then answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean
heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to
hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren
land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in
rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls
from above... The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his

'I don't understand,' stammers the senator. 'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?' The devil looks at him, smiles and says....... 'Yesterday we were campaigning. Today you voted!'

April 25, 2010 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A Special Burden for Politicians: Liars

I contend, it’s a wonder why the American public hasn’t brought lawsuits against politicians for promising and not delivering, stretching the truth and outright lying. Yes, I understand in politics, they can say more, and be less truthful and legally get away with it. This just makes it more difficult to learn and understand the truth for us all.

In my lifetime, I have seen a steady decline in tolerance, truth and civility from those on the left and the right. Ever since republicans went after Clinton, Monica and the stained blue dress, it’s been a ping-pong match at who can be more vehement. Democrats took the Clinton attack as a personal attack. Bush stole an election (in the opinion of democratic leaders) and was called a nazi, and of course he was the “liar-in-chief” for getting us into war. Now we have obama….. Let the battle begin. I think there is legitimate gripes on both sides to some extent, but the calling of patriotic Americans “racists” who have awakened politically and have major objections to corporate bail-outs, runaway spending of our government and the taking over of private industry (which will lead to higher taxation and hyper inflation) is simply wrong.

I think your next article should be on reasons why we should be suing politicians. If they had to live by the same legal standards as business have to, they all would be in jail.

April 25, 2010 at 9:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why Is Socialism Scary Again?

Benz, I like your analogy and I might add that what we see today in America is a collective awakening of those dragging. Have “we” awakened to the point to take action? Only time will tell.

April 24, 2010 at 6:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why Is Socialism Scary Again?

Rallies with guns and threatening violence?.. Are you talking about those SEIU meetings? I've attended at least 5 TEA Party rallies to see what they are all about. I saw neither a gun, or any violence. Now I have seen videos of thugs beating up conservatives.

Sure we are a country with a mixture of socialism and capitalism. I believe the issue at hand is we now are in hyper-drive towards socialism. You now see the proverbial frog jumping out of the boiling pot of water. Like it or not, this is what we have.

April 23, 2010 at 10:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why Is Socialism Scary Again?

I’ve read many news articles and blogs about the displeasure with our government for some time now. It seems to be the common theme. The trend of government intervention can be traced back to Teddy Roosevelt and the New Deal. This isn’t necessarily an obama thing. The bottom line is all presidents and their respective congresses have taken us down this path. More recently, with Bush towards the end of his last term and what obama has done throughout his entire first year, we are on hyper-drive towards socialism.

They have been bailing out the free market in many market segments and then dictating the terms on how to conduct business. Below is a link, I highly recommend all of you view. It best defines the various forms of government. I saw this video for the first time last August. It really opened my eyes. It helped me understand ours, as it was originally intended, is truly the best. You have to be naive, biased, or stupid if you do not see the trend our country has been plummeting towards. Our government has been taking more and more control of every aspect of our lives. This isn’t a democrat thing, or republican. We all have to stop arguing from that perspective—they both are doing it.

We must understand how we have progressed, or shall I state digressed as a nation. It’s not too late. Let’s see if we can reverse this socialist trend. This is well worth the watch.

April 23, 2010 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Tea Party Activitists Ready To Rally On Tax Day

Here is a nice little AP story that broke yesterday. Outside of a few who emotionally post here, is anyone surprised? Oh, but I'm sure AP is lying, so go ahead and keep living in your gopher holes.

Report says health care will cover more, cost more

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law is getting a mixed verdict in the first comprehensive look by neutral experts: More Americans will be covered, but costs are also going up.

Economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department concluded in a report issued Thursday that the health care remake will achieve Obama's aim of expanding health insurance - adding 34 million to the coverage rolls.

But the analysis also found that the law falls short of the president's twin goal of controlling runaway costs, raising projected spending by about 1 percent over 10 years. That increase could get bigger, since Medicare cuts in the law may be unrealistic and unsustainable, the report warned.

It's a worrisome assessment for Democrats.

April 23, 2010 at 5:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Tea Party Activitists Ready To Rally On Tax Day

Answer: It's unsustainable. I've read many possible reason why this is the path our country's leaders chose to "fix" the problems. From government stupidity, to purposefully trying to wreck the economy, so to deploy even more government solutions (take-overs) to solve the problems. This path is unequivocally a path to a socialistic government.

For those who just simply don't understand the various forms of government, I highly suggest you view this video". It is short and educational and will help everyone understand where we are.

It is clear that we are on the wrong track.

April 22, 2010 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Tea Party Activitists Ready To Rally On Tax Day

benz72: actually, the number is closer to 47%. Here is the AP news article:

There is also a report out just a few weeks ago that said around 50% of Americans believe our tax system is fair..... Probably the same folks that pay NOTHING. Hey, maybe this is why there are millions of Americans who are either members, or agree with members of the TEA Party.

April 21, 2010 at 9:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Tea Party Activitists Ready To Rally On Tax Day

50% don't pay Federal Income Tax..... Isn't there a CNN survey that posed the question to Americans if they believe the amount of taxes they pay is fair? I think that was also 50%, so no wonder, the 50% who pay nothing believe it to be fair!

April 21, 2010 at 3:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )