Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Way It COULD Work

Bottom line: We prepare to expose the lies of our enemies.

We know that the Soviet-Style Media (SSM) will demonize any response by the GOP controlled House of Representatives to the Democratic controlled Senate's version of the Continuing Resolution bill. The new GOP effort could work to build a true opposition to Statism and marginalize the SKUNCs instead of them marginalizing the constitutionally conscientious members of the GOP.

To help make that work it becomes up to the new and real independent 4th Estate like this blog to pass along the real substance to its readers. Our aim is to keep our spirits high. That is precisely in preparation for the SSM trying to demoralize us and make us give up in despair. They will do what they have always done: pass along "news" that runs from half truths, to outright lies, to provocations of mob violence. Our job is to neutralize it all as much as possible. 

I'm told by many (who are far more religiously faithful than I) that despair is a sin. So I'm encouraging my readers help me do my part (and maybe theirs) to help keep our side from additional sinning.

First, let me familiarize you with the latest response by the House of Representatives to the Senate GOP not blocking Harry Reid's determination to keep in place the Obama/Reid/Pelosi  deleterious health act of 2010.

Drudge does a superior headlining job than either of the two sites to which he links.

  2. Speaker of the House: BOEHNER MAKES MOVE 

Excerpts from SSM source 1.
This puts Senate Democrats and the White House at loggerheads with House Republicans, a standoff that could lead to the first government shutdown since 1995.

“We’ve had enough of the disunity in our party,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told the meeting of House Republicans Saturday afternoon. “The headlines are Republicans fighting Republicans. This will unite us. This protects the people who sent us here from Obamacare.”

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said it would be the “fastest whip check in history,” as every member raised their hand, saying they would support the bill.
Excerpts from the horse's mouth 2.
“The American people don’t want a government shut down and they don’t want ObamaCare. That’s why later today, the House will vote on two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that will keep the government open and stop as much of the president’s health care law as possible.

“The first amendment delays the president’s health care law by one year. And the second permanently repeals ObamaCare’s medical device tax that is sending jobs overseas.”
As you can already see in the way the Politico framed the news, it is long on what the SSM wants the public to hear and short on substantive reasons which just so happen to match the public's wishes. IOW, the SSM does not want the public to know how much the GOP wing of Congress is doing what the public sent them to Congress to do.

This has been my small effort to seek out substantive news. The more of us that do this, the more the efforts of our side stand a chance of working.


  1. I back your idea of fighting the media. However, have you considered that the reason those RINOs are backing a delay is to trick conservative Congressmen into accepting a weaker position?

    Delay implementation of Zerocare, and the majority of voters won't feel the full pain until after the 2014 elections.

    A delay also gives Zero and cohorts more time to entrench. And maybe to keep the Senate after 2014.

    More. You and I know that Zerocare leads to poor healthcare. A delay reduces the pain the public will feel. OTOH, the Dems will blame the lack of good care on the delay, and the delay on the GOP.

    Yes, you can fight the media. But how will you fight the even more deeply entrenched bureaucrats that the RINO's one year delay permits?

    Are you sure you want a delay Pascal? The choice before was fight with a government shutdown to defund Zerocare. The added choice is provide the Statists another year to more deeply entrench.

    Here's a test. Before the House votes on the amendment, Reid is saying he won't accept it and Zero will veto it. A lot of Dem backers want the delay so they have more time to get exemptions. And Dems will be receiving even more backing and money for 2014 by those same backers.

    Should Reid and Obama "back down" and accept this "compromise," I will not be surprised. You smell rats so often. But not this time?

    1. Interesting thoughts.

      What you are saying is that SKUNC Boehner and company are doing what they do best -- bailing out their Dem friends. Again.

      It is easy to forget to think cynically enough at times. Given how much practical intelligence that conservatives exhibit in their working lives, it is sad to watch them be snookered at politics time after time. That has been me in the past, and sometimes still if you are right.

      On the one hand liberals never learn from mistakes and never take responsibility for it because they mean well, allowing the leftist to keep control of the Dems.

      On the other hand, too many conservatives never see their error in believing SKUNCs are as honest in their goals as they are, and keep forgiving them for "blunders" that are really goals. So many conservatives who still don't see the SKUNCs among them. I fear you may be right even if your test does not fly. Obama may want the excuse of a shut down to decide who to pay (his cronies) and who to hold back payments from (his opponents). Dictatorship and fascism does not happen overnight, but over a period of time by seizing opportunity. Audaciousness of Bummer.

    2. I tend to agree with anonymous.
      I've heard the arguments for delay, and they sound good, but anon provides a good rebuttal.
      The point was to delay the addicting payouts, but under most delay plans, that doesn't happen, just delaying the individual mandate.

  2. Well anon, the requirements for your test are now in place. Per Politico: "The vote to delay Obamacare was 231-192, with two Republicans voting against the bill, while two Democrats supported it."

    Both you and Ed have convinced me that supporting the delay is highly risky. So now what do we do? Pray that Bummer vetoes the bill because he'd rather a shutdown than entrenchment? If you are correct, only Zero's hubris will drive him to throw away this gift. I think he's controlled by more calculating heads and he'll accept the delay.

    But so now we pray that his arrogance does him in -- and saves us from the SKUNCs and the other Statist schemers.

    Is that all that we have left to us in this battle Ed? Prayer that Zero decides two in the bush are worth more than the bird in hand. Dear God, harden Pharaoh's heart once more so that he forces the consequences from which he thinks he'll gain more political ground.

  3. This not the first time the government has been "shut down". And for what it is worth, the government does not shut down. They just cannot borrow any more money. They still have revenue and they still can cut checks from that revenue.

    Bureaucrats are our enemy now as they get to pick who gets the checks. By stopping the checks to the people getting hand outs they create the greatest urgency to solve the problem.

    This urgency is communicated by the Media. Then we have the crisis. Notice at no time did the bureaucrats not get paid.

    Firemen, police, military and people on the dole might get cuts, but not the people running the government.

    No, we are being played. Right now by all of them. Be aware, be alert. The wheels are wobbling.


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