Reclaiming America in 2016: Where there's a will there's a way State, National, International, posted by Oliver Towne, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 12:18 am
Republicans need to take heart after their inexplicable defeat of a couple weeks past. Despite Gov. Mitt Romney's heartfelt promise to provide every American with the gift of a 20% tax cut, spoiled citizens rejected his magnanimous gesture. Instead, they went with the candidate who, face it, may not leave us with a country by the time 2016 rolls around, if roll around it even does what with promises of apocalyptic doom coming from the holy headquarters of our most respected evangelical faiths. It strains the credibility of all patriotic Americans. After shredding our Constitution and destroying our economy over the past four years, Barack Hussien Obama has now been unleashed to do the ultimate damage: Tax the wealthy among us such that their rates will return to what they were during George W. Bush's first years in office.
Meanwhile, those Americans who kicked the Romney gift-giving gift horse in the mouth persist in lavishing undeserved praise upon the Obama Administration's so-called accomplishments over the past first four years. Home prices are up, as is the market, unemployment is down, the economy improves at a steady rate (four years of sustained growth), under Obama's stewardship we avoided a second great depression, if not worse, college tuition loans are now more affordable for students, a Dream Act will allow many of our nation's children to partake of the American dream, our standing in the world has been greatly improved, Osama Bin Laden is dead ... and all the other pie-in-the-sky reveries dreamt up by liberals and their conspirators who comprise the lamestream media.
But 2016 looms, and all God-fearing Tea Party activists and Republicans alike must heed the call of freedom. The immediate task at hand is to develop a strategy for winning back the Oval Office in 2016. And in this respect, cautious optimism is warranted. For there are votes to be had next time around, albeit with maybe an obstacle or two along the way. (Satan works in mysterious ways.)
Perhaps we can regain the women we've been losing ever since ... well, ever since they began to vote, to enter the workforce with no consideration for the men whose jobs they were taking, and to think of themselves as having rights to do what they want with their bodies. I humbly submit that the best way to reclaim this largely ungrateful slice of the electorate (Mr. Rush Limbaugh refers to them ever so appropriately as FemiNazis) is to continue to hammer away at economic considerations. What good is having a college degree if you can't find a job that allows you to get out of work in time to pick up the kids at daycare, rush home to help kids with their homework while fixing dinner, picking up the husband's dirty underwear, and donning something sexy for after the kids go to bed and hubby has a couple of Martinis and maybe smokes a cigar or two?
Hispanics are another (admittedly unpalatable) targeted part of the electorate. The first thing we have to do is make sure those who aren't citizens are prevented from voting. Because that is a big reason why Obama was able to steal the election as he did. And blacks. The second thing is to block any Democratic effort to bring about immigration reform. Because we all know that new immigrants, for some unfathomable reason, tend to vote Democratic. As difficult to digest as this unhappy fact is, these new immigrants, dirty, ill-shaven ingrates who can barely speak English, fail to realize that they'll never become multimillionaires under a Democratic administration.
And yet another is young people. Many of them, after all, have a slow burn going because of how the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, has them covered by their parents' insurance policies up to age 26. These young people realize that it's far better for them if they either go without coverage or pay for it themselves. Because that's what freedom is all about. This obviously was the essence of Romney's luminescent concession speech when he stressed that our Founding Fathers laid the principles for giving our children the freedom to go without health care. And of course we know that Obama, insofar as he attempts to get our freedom-loving youth signed up under his socialist plan, doesn't appreciate freedom but instead wants to put our children under a Soviet-style system designed to rescind tax cuts for the wealthy and other odious kinds of things. When he isn't golfing.
And what about African Americans? I personally think they're a bit too loud for our party, and besides, their presence would probably make too many of us uncomfortable. So, really, let the Democrats have them, thereby continuing our allegiance to the Confederate flag-waving secessionists in our midst.
So, the path to victory in 2016 is clear enough. And even if our women (or at least the slutty ones), our Mexicans, and our overly educated (indoctrinated) young people reject freedom, we can try to do what we've been best at over the past four years. Namely, we can trot out every trick in the book so as to obstruct and/or stall Obama's efforts. Because, face it, if he succeeds, the nation succeeds, people will be pleased, and our chances of securing the grand prize will be even further diminished. Best, then, that we do everything possible to make Obama's next four years a failure. That is the essence of freedom isn't it? Like the Founding Fathers intended? I think Sarah Palin said something like that. Hey, now there's an idea! Anybody up for a Sarah Palin/Ted Nugent ticket? Onward to a most certain victory! ... because we know what real Americans want.
Posted by An observer, a resident of the Jensen Tract neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 8:18 am
The biggest racists, bigots, and haters I know are liberals, like you, who try to project their own feelings onto Republicans, conservatives, religious groups and others. Your sarcasm exposes your true beliefs. Maybe you should get to know some people of color; you might actually like some of them.
Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 9:13 am liberalism is a disease is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Sarcasm or not, it's obvious where the notion of polarization and racial dviide comes from and it's not the right as lefty elitists like Ollie would like you to believe. Liberals always think they know what's best for everyone, while applying a double standard to themselves.
They view women as body parts to be used as a leverage for their sacrament of fetal genocide.
They view minorities as useful idiots who they make dependent on govt handouts and welfare programs in order to buy votes. Never do they promote independent empowerment, self-sufficiency and personal pride when it comes to their interaction with minorities. It's always, 'you've been oppressed by the man--don't bother working hard to better yourself, we'll take from the successful and redistribute to your group so that you won't have to work for yourself.'
Whenever liberals look at people, they categorize them into groups based on gender, race, income, in order to determine how to manipulate them for their personal gain. So much for being the party of the people......
Posted by Observer, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 11:48 am
Stereotypes get their basis from at least some tiny iota of reality (I'm talking all sides ;) I've done my time in Berkeley). Oh, I know that moderate Republicans exist; hell, I'm even friends with some of them. But take a good long look at the most visible members of the Republican Party and tell me who immediately springs to mind in terms of the power players. *coughRoveandNorquistcough* Look at the Republican primary and how absolutely cuckoo it was. Look at how Romney had to twist himself into a pretzel to try to win votes. Was he too moderate? Not moderate enough? No one seems to have a cohesive answer, and that's the problem with the Republican message.
Instead of squawking about reverse bigots, why don't you supposed "rational" Republicans put your claims into action and start drafting decent legislation and supporting rational candidates? Conservative darling Bobby Jindal has already acknowledged a need for strategic change, in response to Romney's remarks about "gifts" to the electorate:
"Two points on that: One, we have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent. We need to go after every single vote.
"And, secondly, we need to continue to show how our policies help every voter out there achieve the American Dream, which is to be in the middle class, which is to be able to give their children an opportunity to be able to get a great education. ... So, I absolutely reject that notion, that description. I think that's absolutely wrong."
Posted by Ed, a resident of the Canyon Oaks neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Pretty funny, Oliver. I also liked the knee-jerk, and I mean jerk, reactions from the sick one who posts under many names (Observer, Liberalism is disease). Fact is, the Republicans don't have any intellectuals to get them past creationism, global warming denial, and denial of ethnic-cultural diversity in the United States.
Posted by Ed, a resident of the Canyon Oaks neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm
Present them with facts, present them with good reasons, present them with Oliver's well deserved ridicule, and all the typical Republican can do is thump his chest and proclaim to hold onto his neanderthal, hate-based beliefs.
Posted by Observer, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm
Ed, I'd like to put you straight; I would never deign to be lumped into the same category as "liberalism". I was commenting on the Republicans' lack of ability to face facts (as you were, but, minus the insults). Your own knee-jerk reaction brings you down to the same level as the loons you're disparaging. If you're going to argue a point, at least make it interesting and bring a substantive claim to the discussion.
Posted by Ed, a resident of the Canyon Oaks neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm
Sorry, Observer. I was responding to An Observer from Jensen Tract, not you. I think you'll find my comments were appropriate as a response to An Observer. Again, my apologies for confusing you for him.
Posted by An observer , a resident of the Jensen Tract neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm
Intelligent arguments? What is posted all over this web site is put downs and ridicule from liberals to anyone who disagrees with them. Read the original post. What hate-based argument have I made? I haven't noticed any comments on this site from the right blaming various racial, ethnic, or other "minority" groups for anything. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.
Ed, do you have any intelligent arguments or will you just stick with the playbook and unwittingly help foment racial tension? Ollie's post does the same with his highly inaccurate stereotypes. This is the sort of "intelligence" displayed all over this web site.
I do support people like Jindal. I'm a fiscal conservative; the elitists running our government, Republican and Democrat, need to go. Over the past twelve years in particular, we've been sold down the river by our represntatives from both parties; big spending, fiscally irresponsible...many sell out to the highest bidder with no concern for country. Unfortunately we keep sending the same people back to represent us. Worse yet, the leftist tactic of shouting down opposing voices as racist, backwards, haters, etc...is leading us farther into the abyss.
Freedom of speech? Only when you agree with it.
Diversity? Please; you live in Pleasanton.
Question authority? Apparently that idea went out in the '60s.
Posted by Ed, a resident of the Canyon Oaks neighborhood, on Nov 21, 2012 at 7:51 am
I'll let Oliver speak for himself. Thank you "An Observer" for helping to make my point. Faced with facts, good reasons, and even well placed ridicule, and what do you provide in turn? Facts? No. Good reasons? No. Intelligent argument? No. Only a declaration of faith - 'Im a fiscal conservative' (woopee-doo) and then a spewing of denial and name-calling. That's all you're good for. Your side lost, and lost resoundingly, because it consists of too many losers like yourself.
Posted by OtherObserver, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 21, 2012 at 10:35 am
(Hopefully the name change clears up previous confusion ;) )
To An Observer: I'm going to reiterate the same thing I said to Ed: don't be so quick to cast stones. Your ilk are no better than the lefties, and claiming that the insults and race-baiting is exclusively liberal makes you sound, at the very least, hypocritical. Man up (or woman up, whoever you are) and admit your political compatriots' flaws. There IS a perception that surrounds the Republican party-- and it's not without reason. It might not be representative of Republicans as a whole, but it's the job of those other Republicans to change that image through their actions. If the Republican establishment is going to regain a foothold in national politics, it needs to get out of the bubble, instead of bemoaning the death of "traditional" America (a fantasy that only existed in Leave It to Beaver) .