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ECHOES FROM THE PAST: CARL PRYOR NAILS THE US ECONOMY TURNING THE CORNER

Posted in U.S. ECONOMY on 10/12/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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On 26 September 2012 I wrote the following:

The US economy is not really winning any gold medals right now. I’m a firm believer in the policies of Barack Obama will bring the economy out of its sluggishness sometime in Q2 2014 as our in house economic expert Carl Pryor has been saying for nearly three years. Actually, Pryor has pushed his full recovery date [Pryor measures this with the rate of unemployment being below 6%] back from Q3 2015 a few months ago when Romney became the de facto GOP nominee noting, “There’s no way this man will win and this being the case the Affordable care Act is in no jeopardy.” This makes me wonder though. If I were running as the challenger to a man that’s presiding over a nation that is since 1946 been used to having a wasteful abundance but finds itself in a employment challenge recovery I would be hammering the incumbent on his failure to create jobs.

On that day the unemployment rate in the United States stood at 7.8%. Carlton Pryor from 15 September 2008, the day America realized that the Recession was not just some economic boogeyman, said continuously that it would take the nation a full six years to recover below 6% unemployment. This has come fully true. Pryor last night at dinner offered his insight into where the United States economy would be going in the coming years. His chief concern was the potential drag that low oil prices could cause to global economy. He told me this would become concerning only if oil remains below $US 70 per barrel into the summer of 2016. So there’s time on that issue.

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As far as America goes Pryor sees unemployment below 5% by Q3 2016 and wages rising through the spring and summer of 2015. Like any good Keynesian he warns about inflationary spikes into the winter months of 2016 through the summer of 2017 for American consumers. “Real weekly earnings are the metric to keep an eye on over the first two quarters of 2015. The number I would like to see would be real wages crossing $US367.00 per week with that increase coming in more hours worked plus and increase in the real hourly wage. All of this would tie in neatly to a bumper Holiday Shopping season I see coming in 2015. Conservatives, however, will continue to talk about the shrinking labour pool until President Obama is out of office, but that is by no means a real economic concern–it is a politically motivated concern with no real economic fundamental. Retirements and disability claims are near to the peak of roughly 45,000 per month and by Q3 2016 the tipping point where more people will cease to just take any job to have a paycheck and are being sought out for their skills, no matter their age, will push unemployment down dramatically in September and October 2016. To be honest this will have a political wind behind it as well if Hillary Rodham Clinton is the nominee of the Democratic Party in 2016. Without Hillary, the American economy could still push beyond 5% growth but the only GOP candidate that can provide that sort of optimism that we here at TED-OG can see is curiously New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. With a Clinton win unemployment in February 2017 will stand at 4.7%; with any GOP winner other than Christie, 5.2%. The outliers in all of this are Warren and Palin. Warren winning puts the unemployment rate at 5.0% and Palin winning puts the unemployment rate at 6.7%.”

Pax Terra!

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THE CONSERVATIVE TAKE ON THE CULTURE WAR: “YEAH, YOU WON, PROGRESSIVES, BUT YOU CHEATED!”

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I am currently reading John Nolte’s article on 11 reasons the Left has not won the Culture War at Breitbart.com. Simply reading this is making my day because I love to laugh in the morning. Millions of conservatives have likely read this today and more than a thousand have commented. Those comments will be covered by Fred Schwartz later in the day.

Nolte begins with same sex marriage which I see as a full faith and credit legal issue not a moral and religious one. I don’t think, however, that any shop owner has a right to refuse service to a gay couple anymore than they have the right to refuse service to a person based on their race, religion, gender or disability. The author feels that the “voice of the people” has been tossed out in favor of the rulings of “activist judges.” In a bizarre twist John Nolte points to a rise in “Christian entertainment” as proof that Americans really do not want people they do not know of the same sex to get married. The singular example is the film “Heaven is for Real” which has grossed nothing yet because the film is to be released today. Nolte’s point is that Sony TriStar Pictures has decided to release the film on a Wednesday in 2,417 theaters. This film and others like it are one point Nolte shows as proof that on the topic of same sex marriage the Right is winning. I will make a claim here: Heaven is for Real will not make more money between its premiere and the end of the box office weekend than “Transcendence” will make from its opening until Sunday night on a theater by theater basis.

The next Culture War issue is the legalization of marijuana. Both Washington state and Colorado have legalized the weed most notorious to conservatives and more states are moving to decriminalize small amounts. Most recently the state of Maryland did just that becoming the first state south of the Dixon-Line to decriminalize pot. Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia have also done so. Nolte does not address any of the medical reasons for pot use or even recreational ones as a justification for a victory here in the Culture war. Instead he states that abortion rights activists are on their heels quoting an article on Breitbart.com no less about a poll conducted by the Knights of Columbus regarding abortion rights. The Gallup Polling Service numbers show that those who view themselves as pro-Life vice those that are pro-Choice are nearly equal at 48% to 45%. The numbers of those seeing abortion as federally defined from the same poll vice those who do not believe abortion should be legal at all is 52% vice 20% as of May 2013. Nolte loses this battle as well.

Nolte sticks with entertainment decrying the amount of sex on television but reveling in what he calls the return of the masculine male on the National Geographic Channel. These shows according to the author “celebrate the working class and their traditional values.” What he really means is they celebrate being white, Christian and living in the woods or where it’s very cold. The next “reason” the Right is winning the Culture War is the ascendancy of Jimmy Fallon to the Tonight Show as a counter to Stephen Colbert stepping into David Letterman’s slot after his retirement next year. There is no rhyme or reason to this at all.

The next nugget reveals something about conservatives. They like strong male characters. Nolte point to Don Draper [Mad Men] Walter White [Breaking Bad] and Tony Soprano [The Sopranos] as examples of these. They are called “flawed” and “anti-heroes” and I imagine that takes the guilt away for all the nudity, sex, drugs and violence which conservative say they are against on TV.

More entertainment, really? Miley Cyrus is popular but unions are dying says Nolte. I fear conservatives may never come out of this irrational abyss. As if the weakness of unions in America is a good thing for those working class people they say they love?

Conservative media is on the upswing says Nolte. Well get back to me in 20 years when most Fox News viewers are either dead or senile or have slaughtered their family. There is a trend in there demographically if you just take the time to look.

Women are getting birth control but conservatives have their guns! This is awful. War on women much? The fear of the Other is oozing here.

Nolte sees more money in politics as a solution to what ails the Right politically. No John, the key would be to make your tent bigger. Oh, that’s right you can’t do that because you’d have to let in all those brown people, women and gay people on a level playing field.

Yes, Occupy is dead but given time the TEA Party will wither as well. I think the date on that tombstone will be somewhere around 1 February 2017.

What John Nolte needs is a time machine so he can return to that conservative era of his father the 1950s. Back then by conservative standards women were in their place (not barefoot and pregnant but seen and not heard), minorities were second class citizens and it was a crime to be gay. It must be awful for John Nolte to have to watch as all that unearned privilege is redistributed in the form of earned civil rights.

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LIMBAUGH FOR PRESIDENT?

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We, Ourselves, of The Collective have noticed there has been a considerable argument brewing among conservatives regarding whether or not talk radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh should be chosen to moderate GOP Presidential candidate debates in 2016. This strikes Us as an interesting topic of debate on many levels. On one side of the issue Limbaugh would draw a considerable audience among conservatives who would want to see how he handles the candidates and what questions he would ask of them. Limbaugh is not the mainstream sort of moderator and would add We, are sure, his own particular brand of spice to the generally moribund debate schedule. On the other side of the debate the one that mainstream GOP elites, like Grover Norquist, reside this is a major problem– Rush would become the star of the debates casting shadows on the likes of Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Chris Christie.

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We would like to offer a solution to the far right conservatives who find Christie too liberal and are weary of the name Bush. Why not support Limbaugh to run for President? The Meditators have the opinion that Limbaugh could win the GOP nomination quite easily and quite possibly could get out enough of the GOP base as to bring the Senate back into GOP control. The problem with a candidacy by Rush is that the Left especially the far Left would react equally to him as the far Right will. No amount of voter suppression in GOP controlled states would keep blacks and Latinos, the GLBTQ community and the Progressive Youth vote from flocking to the polls in 2016 to cast their ballots against Rush Limbaugh.

A Limbaugh third party candidacy We have estimated could raise as much as 750 million during the campaign with much of that being funded by powerful corporate TEA Party advocates with deep pockets such as the Koch brothers. This type of run would effectively divide the GOP forever and end the party as a national going concern. After 2016 the GOP would be lucky to keep control of the House in 2018 and would lose the 2020 election with Texas turning blue for the first time in many decades.

In the final analysis We, Ourselves, see the use of Limbaugh as a moderator for debates as far more of a destructive force in conservative politics on the professional scale. A Rush for President push will likely happen next year but it will fizzle out as the GOP establishment crushes any notion of having an entertainer whose job it is to occupy the minds of those already in the echo chamber on Monday through Friday stand on the stage with the party’s heavy hitters. For both of these tasks Limbaugh simply has too little appeal outside his own base and too much baggage to be anything more than a political novelty.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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WHY THE GOP IS IN DECLINE: WORDS FROM A TYPICAL REPUBLICAN VOTER

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Yes indeed more conservative fertilizer from Blogs4Victory a place where dissent isn’t tolerated but religion based conspiracy theories are!

This is the response from Jeremiah who for quite a long time has been thumping his Bible and praying hard that A BRUTAL THEOCRACY WOULD RISE UP FROM THE ASHES OF SOME MAJESTIC CIVIL WAR FILLED WITH MIRACLES HAPPENS. Of course all the screaming and shouting aside this isn’t going to happen because America is fully a corporate oligarchy today and it will be a progressive corporate representative democracy in 20 years or so despite Jeremiah’s prediction of an Imam being elected President in a generation. And anyway what would be wrong with that? I thought the Constitution said whomever got the most electoral votes wins the election and that there was no religious test to hold office. Maybe Jeremiah has a different allegiance more similar to radical theocracy than he’s willing to admit. It doesn’t matter what religion you are a fanatic of religious fanatics are dangerous to any form of representative government with a free population.

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I agree, Spook.
I call bull butter on Ms. Bloch’s predictions.
Saying there will be “no chance” of another Conservative presidency after 2014. Nah.

Polls are now agreeing that a majority of Americans do not trust the government, and for good reason considering the latest developments concerning the IRS, the NSA, and Benghazi.

As far as her statements regarding religion, she is just repeating the liberal mantra cooked up by the likes of Bill Maher, and her other handlers.

I do believe that at the rate we are going that America will be a majority Islamic nation in 20 years considering how fast it is infiltrating our colleges and universities. Some predict that in 20 years there will be enough Muslims in America to elect an Imam for President. But even that is questionable if America has a major turning point in a more positive direction.

All of this prediction poopy by the likes of the far-left libs who visit here get kind of old. They like to make those predictions here to make themselves feel good about their side, and their hopes for an America to the liking of Germany when it was controlled by the Nazis and Hitler in the 1930s, yet thinking they will not be the target of such a type of government. While true that Christians, Jews, and other ethnicity groups would be targeted by such a regime in Washington, those advocating for such a takeover do not realize the repercussions for such a regime change. Most of those advocating for such a type of government in America reside in other countries, and are immune from such a catastrophic regime…though they are lucky, because they have escaped the sword of the Muslims in their own country.

While it wouldn’t surprise me to see the American flag replaced by such as say, a Chinese flag, or Muslim flag…I still have faith that America won’t allow it to happen. If it were to transpire that America comes under such tyranny, I can only say that it is because Americans failed to follow God’s Word. And if such a time were to come, we can only hope that we are following Jesus Christ, because without Him we won’t stand. I mean, how can we expect to stand without Him?

Here’s my comment that got Jeremiah’s undies in a bunch:

Cluster you are half right. America will not become a true oligarchy but by 2028 it will be a a nation controlled by one political party. That party will be the Democratic Party. The problem for the GOP is that they never took any opportunities to reach out to those they would need to be elected that many years down the road. Government works for the voters I have been told many times and the Democrats are the party of handouts and hope for those who have had little voice in America for the bulk of its existence.

The 2014 midterms will be your last hurrah if you are a conservative. Hopefully enough far right conservatives will win in gerrymandered districts that were safe anyway to give the Right an even deeper and more false sense of electoral security. That will lead to more gaffes on women’s rights, gay rights and immigration that will further alienate those fast growing groups plus the American voter between 18 and 25 from your beliefs.

You likely will have the hinterlands well into the middle of the century but as we all know nobody really lives in the hinterlands. The goal should be to win back New York and California but you all know that is impossible. Pennsylvania is now blue as is Michigan. Florida is growing bluer by the day even north of Orlando. Texas, by 2020 will be a blue state as Latino kids who are now eleven years old will be of voting age then. What could your side possibly offer them if their parents are undocumented that would make them vote for your side? Nothing. At best the GOP by then will be a regional party having lost both the House and many governorships nationally. In seven years this will be all over and even you Cluster will have tired of talking about a political battle that cannot be won without a major catastrophe taking place. It’s this simple when Hillary Rodham Clinton announces her candidacy the GOP gets taken off life support and those who support that party can start to plan both the party and how to divide up the estate.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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MITCHETHEKID EXPLAINS IT ALL

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A daring post from a Liberal commenter both here and at Blogs4Victory. This should be any Progressive’s first read this morning:

Thanks for mentioning our conversations Cluster. I appreciate it. I think that Amazona is correct in saying that social issues should not be the focus of any government, let alone one based upon conservative precepts. To take that statement to its logical conclusion, we all should be libertarian, as long as we do not devolve into anarchy. Unfortunately this is not the case. There are many, to many IMO, that are obsessed with social issues and use the government and it’s law making and law enforcing power to enact both restrictions and allowances. I am not a constitutional expert. I have a DAR manual that I look at from time to time but mostly for a point of clarification. I agree that it is a brilliantly written document and that the authors had enough forethought and enlightenment to be cognizant of the future. But it is also a product of it’s time, written by human beings who were every bit as complicated and flawed and brilliant and tragic as anyone living today. The essence of all words, as a conveyance of thinking, is metaphorical. (A word itself.) And as such, the words are subject to interpretation. An argument can be made that the “intent” that Amazona mentioned, is nothing more than learned guessing. (Emphasis on ned in learned.) One of the functions of the Supreme Court, is to interpret the meaning of the language that comprises the Constitution, by way of a shared consensus of opinion between a quorum of justices.
But in a representative government, if a social issue is a concern, then it does become subject to legislation. This has been a fact throughout human history. We do not live in a vacuum (no pun intended towards those who doubt my aviator skills) and in 2013 there are over 300 million people who live in the US. In 1776 there were ~ 2.5 and were primarily agrarian.
I think that conservative principals are the best choice where the issue(s) are economic in nature. But I do not disparage a degreed economist who happens to have a more fundamental understanding of the dynamics of a multi-trillion economy and how it interacts not only with those that have a dollar in their pocket, but now amongst the entire planet as well.
As I see it, it is not the educational system that is to blame, or the inherent bias that all people and businesses possess that is the root of the problems conservatism is experiencing, it is the behavior, the claims and the reporting of it. A few examples exist on this blog alone. Retired Spook going on about transformation. Society, culture and politics are fluid, not static.Please provide some specific examples Retired Spook, of how our country is suffering from the progressive nature of time and the changing attitudes of the population. There are very few examples that my feeble brain can come up with that verify your conviction that an uber left even exists, let alone paint with such broad strokes this “intense dislike of how America was founded.” Just how was it founded? Not why, but how. And why do you stereotype? Not all “liberals” are America hating. In fact, most people desire a better America, not a worse one.
Amazona’s use of inflammatory adjectives as a method of demeaning and undermining alternative points of view. And her obsession with spelling, grammar and punctuation. (I write the way I speak, commas substituting for pauses.)
I won’t even address Neo. There isn’t a better representative for the fanatical, fringe extreme that gives conservatives a bad reputation than he. Conservatism isn’t the problem. It’s conservatives.
I am a supporter of smaller government. I do not think excessive regulation(s) are a good thing. I think local control is superior to national but I also recognize the duplicity that currently exists on the right, how traditional conservatism has been eviscerated by a pandering to a certain type of uninformed and fearful individual and how tribalism has been exploited to further the monetary goals of others. This is the human condition. This is what Machiavelli often referred to and encouraged. I think that for conservatism to make a resurgence, it has to go through a metamorphosis. Unfortunately for those currently experiencing this change, it is a difficult process and it is perfectly understandable to want to blame those that don’t subscribe to the ideology, whom are not fixated with blaming the “media” or contemporary popular culture for their poor and declining image. There is a difference between cooperation and capitulation. This demarcation applies to all sides of the political grid. Self examination is a positive. A refusal to accept the need to change is not. And this applies to everyone on both a personal level and as a member of a group.
OK. I think I will slither back into my hole now.

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MY FINAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION GLOAT: ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN OF POST CONSERVATISM

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FEARSPEAK, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, HOW HELL WORKS, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, IN HINDSIGHT, MARK EDWARD NOONAN, MITT ROMNEY, POINT COUNTERPOINT, POLITICS, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, RUSH LIMBAUGH, SEX, TEA PARTY, THE GREATER FOOL, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, TODD AKIN, U.S. ECONOMY, UNREST IN AMERICA, VALUES VOTER SUMMIT, WHITE HOUSE DOSSIER, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WORLD NET DAILY, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE on 20/12/2012 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I just had to wait for the right time to post this and since tomorrow is the end of the Mayan Long Count I thought it would be an apropos time to mark the end of Conservative political power in the American government with a graphic that says it all.

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The world is very different now.”–President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Inaugural address, 20 January 1961.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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THE WORD THAT CONSERVATIVE BLOGGERS DARE NOT MENTION

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, ARAB SPRING, BAIN CAPITAL, BIG LABOR, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DREAM ACT, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, FREEDOM, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GLENN BECK, GOP MELTDOWN, HOW HELL WORKS, HOW THE RIGHT SEES THE 47%, HUMAN BEINGS, IN HINDSIGHT, IRAN, JENNIFER GRANHOLM, JIM HOFT, JOE SCARBOROUGH, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, KOCH BROTHERS, MAINSTREAM MEDIA SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, MARK EDWARD NOONAN, MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MITT ROMNEY, MORNING JOE, OBAMACARE, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, PAUL RYAN, POLITICS, PRESIDENT OBAMA, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, ROCK THE SLUT VOTE, TEA PARTY, TECTONIC SHIFTS, THE AMERICAN TALIBAN, THE BAIN PROBLEM, THE CANCER OF HATE, THE GOP GENDER GAP, THE GREATER FOOL, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE MATING HABITS OF CONSERVATIVES, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, TODD AKIN, U.S. ECONOMY, VOTER SUPPRESSION, WELFARE REFORM LIES FROM THE RIGHT, WHITE PRIVILEGE, YOUR DAILY SIMPLIFICATION, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE with tags , , , , on 26/09/2012 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

Every morning I awake and trudge to the office at my flat here in the 71st arondissment of Dis and turn on my computer. My hour or so of research before I head Uptown to the main office begins with conservative blogs. Gateway Pundit, Breitbart, RedState, Fox Nation and the Blaze. occasionally, I visit Atlas Shrugged and Malkin if I’m feeling particularly frisky.

This morning was no different than any other in an election year; I am looking for trends in the speech of the opposition. If you hadn’t noticed I’m a social and economic Progressive. Gotcha politics is easy for people who don’t think; making connections in how the opposition speaks to the issues is like panning for gold. This morning I found a really big shiny nugget in my pan.

The US economy is not really winning any gold medals right now. I’m a firm believer in the policies of Barack Obama will bring the economy out of its sluggishness sometime in Q2 2014 as our in house economic expert Carl Pryor has been saying for nearly three years. Actually, Pryor has pushed his full recovery date [Pryor measures this with the rate of unemployment being below 6%] back from Q3 2015 a few months ago when Romney became the de facto GOP nominee noting, “There’s no way this man will win and this being the case the Affordable care Act is in no jeopardy.” This makes me wonder though. If I were running as the challenger to a man that’s presiding over a nation that is since 1946 been used to having a wasteful abundance but finds itself in a employment challenge recovery I would be hammering the incumbent on his failure to create jobs.

There’s a problem with this though. Mitt Romney is the candidate. A man, who to quote one of the least intelligent men on the Internet, Mark Edward Noonan, has never been in the business of “make, mine and grow.” Now this distributist belief of Mark Edward Noonan isn’t a tongue in cheek homage to penis enlargement ads it’s really a tenet of his brand of Roman Catholicism. Romney is a very wealthy man and despite this there are going to be millions of people in that 47% about which the candidate cares nothing that are going to give him their vote because they would do anything to deny President Barack Obama a second term. The real problem here is that Romney doesn’t have a voice that can clearly state what he would do to give Americans the jobs they crave and need.

The nugget I panned this morning is that across the conservative blogosphere on the front pages there are only two mentions of the US economy. Out of a biblical torrent of words and images only two, The Blaze and RedState mention the word. Conversely, here at the Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork there are four mentions. Why is this? Well fellow traveler I will tell you! Romney’s wealth is a burden on his campaign. I know the man is a generous giver to charity but the word economy makes people think about taxes and tax rates. America is no longer a nation with an expanding middle class. While this isn’t Mitt Romney’s fault it is the fault of people who worked in the shadows of capitalism to make money out of the investment game. Lower middle class Americans have voted in their minds already. They like ObamaCare as it has been dubbed even if they won’t tell a pollster on their tracFone that they do.

Even now, the lovely and talented Mika Brzezinski and the erudite Joe Scarborough are shaking their heads at Romney trying to lead a “Romney Ryan!” cheer at a campaign stop. No one was cheering back. That’s because it is known that Romney doesn’t see America as being populated with people; he’s a human resources guy not a human beings guy. He hasn’t had the humanizing experience of having to come up from poverty and live outside of the US as anything other than an America citizen of privilege. Barack Obama, like him or not has been blessed with the ability because of his upbringing to meet people and talk to them as a living breathing Human being with a Soul. Mitt Romney isn’t connecting because when he meets a person he’s assessing their value to him.


In Hindsight

That is my take on why conservative bloggers are staying away from the economy; Romney’s wealth makes him an easy target for things like taxes so they dare not go there. Romney’s Internet surrogates would rather do the 1950s all over again conflating the anti-West uprisings in the Middle East with some foreign policy failure on Obama’s part. The news flash for Breitbart et al is that the people who would point and scream at this are already in the Romney fold. There are still roughly 7% of voters who haven’t made up their mind and many of them are in places like Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia; states that Romney currently trails in and must win to achieve the Oval Office. If Romney doesn’t change his tack and stop pandering to the white male bigots who hate Obama not based on policy but based on his race he will not only cost himself the White House but possibly cost his party the Senate and put the House back in play. If Romney does tack to the center, he will become the 21st century incarnation of a Republican Walter Mondale. The GOP will fracture by 2014 into an establishment party and those who will blame the establishment for not running conservative enough candidates. In this case a three party system will become a one party state in two election cycles. Democrats will own the House in perpetuity after the recovery of 2014 because TEA Party politics will demand a harder shift to the Right and that is a recipe for disaster for the unicorn of American politics–the Republican moderate.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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