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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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TEMPEST ADORE EXPLAINS IT ALL: HOW TO BE HAPPY

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I ask a lot of questions in my job and no one can ever say that I am not opinionated. I am an unapologetic Progressive/Socialist. I think women should rule Terra for the next 500 just so they can formulate a plan to fix all the ills that men have done in the first 6000 years of civilization. I believe no child on Terra should ever go to bed hungry, thirsty or in fear that someone will come to their home and take them away. My beliefs motivate me to attempt great things every day but in the great scheme of thing I have no idea really if I have the right answers. Like everyone else I just know what makes me feel good–in the present. I say all of this begging a question, “Why can’t there be peace on Terra?” That’s a question lawyers, politicians, doctors, priests, rabbis, imams, the blind, the lazy, the rich, the poor, men, women and children have been asking since time immemorial. I still look for some clue to the answer to that nagging question everyday. This morning I got a fleeting glimpse of the shadow of the answer as is escaped out a window on the Internet from a young woman Tempest Adore:

This was originally meant to be a Facebook status, but I got so into it, and 6 pages is a bit too much to post on Facebook. Honestly, I haven’t read over it, I just wrote it and posted it. I also started to falter towards the end, my mindset seemed to have changed, so I might go back and edit. And it’s not complete, I stopped mid-sentence, so I have to add the ending.

Seriously, what is going on with the world lately? America especially. I have witnessed more racism, homophobia, religious intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, and just plain ignorance and hate more lately than ever. We are all people.

When it comes to homophobia.. gay, straight, bi, trans, pan, poly, whatever: we’re all looking for love. Where we find it shouldn’t matter to anyone else who isn’t directly involved. It does NOT affect you, STOP affecting them. If you don’t like it, don’t engage in it. Don’t gawk at it. If you go to an art store and don’t like one of the paintings, do you FIGHT to have it removed? No, you move on and let others who think and see differently enjoy it. Love is Love. In a world full of war and hate and violence and despair, we should be promoting and fighting for EVERY kind of love, instead of fighting against it and causing more anguish.

When it comes to race.. we’re all fucking human. I understand being patriotic, but EVERY race has done amazing world-changing things; EVERY race has done horrible, evil things; EVERY race is just trying to live, the same as every OTHER race, just in their own way. Who cares?!

When it comes to religion.. faith can be a very powerful thing that saves lives and helps people find themselves and be at peace with themselves. However, faith is personal. EVERYONE’s faith is different, even if you share the same religious beliefs. If people are at peace with themselves, that is all that matters. Just because they don’t believe the same as you, or the same way that you do, does not make them wrong. We only have so many years to live; let people do it their own way. THEIR afterlife is not YOUR concern. And, even if by some chance one specific religion is right and all the others ARE wrong, let those people find that out themselves. I’m sorry if this offends anyone, but I do not believe ANY god would turn someone away simply because they lived their life believing in their own way, finding their own faith. There are SO MANY different religions, they ARE NOT and should NEVER BE law. No matter WHAT, it is never OK to force your views on others, and make them live their lives YOUR way. Nor is it OK to hate them, or shun them, or disrespect them, simply because they are finding their happiness a different way than you.

When it comes to bigotry.. everything I’ve said above applies. If everyone were the same, we would not have come this far. And honestly, if you have so much hate, or fear, or sadness inside of you (which you must to be so disapproving), maybe you should take a step back and realize that those people ARE happy, why aren’t you? What are you missing from your own life that you’re trying to fill by controlling, judging, or sabotaging others’?

As for the hypocrisy.. seriously? No one is perfect. And the main point of this, NO ONE IS THE SAME. You cannot blame someone for making the same mistakes you have. Even if you made them in different ways. We all sin, and no one sin is greater than any other, mainly because no one person is greater than any other. The world, and life, is not simple; it is not black and white; it is not meant to be simply right or wrong. Life itself is a gray area. Don’t justify your sin and disparage another’s, because everyone has different reasons and thoughts and beliefs and feelings. What is right for you may not be right for another. You can not forgive yourself without in turn forgiving others.
 
 

By far this is the best explanation of a path to real happiness that I have ever come across. It has brightened my day and it is early here on the East Coast of the United States as I wrap up my vacation in DC. So today I, while among the Living, will share the love. You never know I might be the guy who buys you a cold drink on a day when it’s going to be a sweltering 100 plus degrees out. Or I might just be the guy who thanks you and listens while we ride on the Metro. Either way from what tempest Adore has written I understand that love is more than desire it is a willingness to give up a little of yourself to learn about another.

Pax Terra!

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WHO TRULY PROFITS FROM AMERICA’S ILLS?

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“Penn State shouldn’t have been given athletic sanctions by the NCAA for looking the other way during Jerry Sandusky’s repeated rape and abuse of young boys. If America were truly exceptional, the military should have been brought in and the entire county which worshipped at the altar of Joe Paterno would have been razed to the ground by all those leftover bunker busting bombs Bush bought for the Iraq war.”– Governor General Srindra Singh or Gilbesht in a debate about American exceptionalism with Sheol conservative MP Yancey Harrell on “Overdark” with Maarit Outi Pekkonen last night.

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The idea of American exceptionalism is not a new meme. The thought that the people who now live on this land, once occupied by the Human Beings; taken by violence in the name of profit, are more prosperous, more intelligent, cut from a more moral cloth and closer to the favor of their chosen Creator than any other has been clearly a concept of Faith for those who now call themselves “Conservatives” for the better part of the last one hundred twenty five Terran standard years. We, Ourselves, of the Collective and The Meditators have a problem with any such notion based simply on the statement expressed in the stripes of the flag above. One must begin to ask the questions of common men, the hoi polloi, and the oligarchs who now own your government and rule your media, “Who profits from this disaster?” and “What will be the spark that causes someone to give up their comfort in a revolution from which they may not reap a similar status to those they are fighting against?”

These are serious matters, not to be taken lightly as they were at Blogs4Victory just this past week. The conservatives there simply wanted to throw red meat at downtrodden aging white men who see their fathers have lost their birthright of unchecked bigotry in the last few decades and left them nothing more than the onanism of “being white is better than being black or brown” along with their Bibles to cling to in these desperate times. And, yes, We, Ourselves admit these are desperate times– for Conservatives. Not only is their ideology, their worldview dying, they are dying. For the moment there are a few million ardent young whites out there who shout just as loudly as the over 50 crowd about the “many ills of President Obama” but let Us be honest with Ourselves, these young men and women in their twenties aren’t in this politics game to bring back the Reagan years, roll back women’s reproductive rights or to solve America’s debt issues. They are seeking a pool of like minded people who given enough familiarity will allow them to get laid; something they wouldn’t do in a similar setting surrounded by more attractive more intelligent Progressives.

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So who does profit from all of America’s ills? There are many who do profit some of these groups will shock you others are well known. All must give up something or the Union will be lost to time and to history.

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Income inequality is clearly profited from by those who really run the country the oligarchs. Not just corporate CEOs but hedge fund managers, the boards of large law firms who write the laws and then pimp them to Congress and of course the religious oligarchs who are desperately trying to remain relevant in an age where technology is nearing its ability to make deities out of Men. And in the end this is nothing more than a clearly visceral reaction to the short duration of the human lifespan manifest in the form of greed for all things material.

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Poverty has been used as a tool to keep the masses at bay since Time Immemorial. Poverty is profited from by the Church, the oligarchs and their corporate media. Poverty as an extension of bigotry feeds the furnace that drives the powerful to remain powerful. They do not care that a child is one day celebrating the reelection of America’s first Man of Color to the highest elected office and the next day a victim of gun violence. They do not care that children go hungry in the wealthiest nation on Terra as long as they are safe behind their gates and in their dens of luxury. Poverty is a prison sentence handed down by generations of greed and fear in the name of tribal purity.

An examination of these two ills shows how all the others are interconnected. It is time to drain their trough or America will be the soil where the seeds of failure of an entire species will be sown.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, BIG LABOR, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, BLOGS 4 VICTORY, CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS, CLINT EASTWOOD, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DEATH PANELS, ERICK ERICKSON, FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL, FASCISM, FAST & FURIOUS, FEARSPEAK, FETAL PERSONHOOD, FREEDOM, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GLENN BECK, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, HILLARY CLINTON, HOMOPHOBIA, HOW HELL WORKS, JENNIFER GRANHOLM, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, MARK EDWARD NOONAN, NAACP, NEOCON1, NEWSBUSTERS, NEWT GINGRICH, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, POLITICS, POOR WHITE TRASH, PRESIDENT OBAMA, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, ROCK THE SLUT VOTE, RUSH LIMBAUGH, SARAH PALIN, TEA PARTY, TEA PARTY VIOLENCE, TECTONIC SHIFTS, THE GOP GENDER GAP, THE GREATER FOOL, THE HELLAC BILL OF RIGHTS, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE MATING HABITS OF CONSERVATIVES, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, TODD AKIN, UNREST IN AMERICA, VOTER SUPPRESSION, WELFARE REFORM, WELFARE REFORM LIES FROM THE RIGHT, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WORLD NET DAILY, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE with tags , , on 01/12/2012 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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As you likely have noticed, the Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork has taken a well deserved break from terrestrial matters over the past few weeks. This respite will continue for a brief period as we shift from American political and social matters, which I as Editor-in-Chief feel are decided at least for the near term, to focus on the larger and more pressing matters that affect all of Terra’s population. The new and more global vision of Hell’s leading daily newspaper will debut on the day many feel the Mayans predicted your planet would cease to exist, 21 December 2012.

Until then our writers will post opinion pieces from time to time about the subjects of their choice. I begin this soft period of transition with a return to American social and political matters. I read this morning at Blogs for Victory a post by Mark Edward Noonan that made me think very deeply about the future of American politics. Mr Noonan, who is keen to make predictions without taking all the myriad forces at play, stares into his conservative crystal ball yet again. This time he looks toward his latter years and even predicts the age of his death, 77 in 2041, and the cause, liberalism:

I’ll have died at the age of 77 of an easily treatable disease which I could not get care for because the National Health Service didn’t have sufficient resources to treat me before the disease went too far.

I’ll have been living from the age of 67 forward in a one-room, government-supplied retirement home which I was forced in to because given the way the economy developed I was never able to secure enough wealth to replace the home I lost in the wake of the 2008 financial crash.

My 401k had been destroyed years previously. First by a government program to start taxing it, secondly by the massive inflation which was necessary to get our annual deficit to become 15% of GDP.

While I officially retired at the age of 67 and started to collect my Social Security (worth about 50% less than it is today because during that bout of inflation the government kept insisting, in spite of rising food and fuel prices, that inflation was non-existent and thus SS payments remained constant in dollar amounts while going down in actual value), I actually quit work at the age of 60 because I found out that by a varied combination of government benefits, I could actually get more income by sitting on my duff than by working 40 hours a week. At that point, it stopped bothering me so much that a cheeseburger costs $12 because Uncle Sam was picking up the tab. Until, that is, they banned the purchase of cheeseburgers in the interests of cutting National Health Service costs.

I did get some exercise from the age of about 57 on because the government mandates on fuel efficiency priced me out of automobile ownership. This resulted in a great deal of walking on my part as the inefficient bus system provided by government didn’t get me to where I needed to be when I needed to be there. I moved out of the suburbs and in to the city center because at least there were stores closer to home: on the other hand, I had to pay higher prices for the basics because government policy was to forbid “big box” stores in the area because they provided “unfair” competition to the small shops.

I found as I entered my 50′s that food was harder to obtain – the price kept rising and there kept being less of it. Various agricultural policies were taking more farm land out of production while various taxes were making the production and consumption of things like beef out of the question. I was given Supplementary Food Insurance which allowed me to buy whole grain bread, government cheese and all the potatoes I could eat.

I got a boost to my health as I gave up cigarette smoking when the banned it outdoors, where I did most of my smoking. Also, even buying generic smokes at the Indian reservation was running me $80 a carton. On the other hand, I found out that ‘Capulco Gold Lights were an admirable substitute, though they did make things a bit hazy; on the plus side, I was permitted to fire up a joint even indoors at work!

My initial reaction to this post was that Noonan was suffering from eating to many sour grapes. However, there is something more deeper and more telling about this post than first met my eyes. The writer is clearly anguished that his worldview has been rejected, in clear electoral terms, by million of people in the United States of America. Terrans like Mr Noonan believed that the election of 2008 and the attendant social struggles that have been championed by the Democratic Party [steps toward single payer health care, tax relief for the middle class, gay rights, worker’s rights, women’s reproductive rights and pay equality] was an historical outlier driven by the desire for minorities and liberal voters to elect the first man of color to the highest office in the land. They did that and nearly immediately forces in the conservative power camp lept into the fray with hundreds of millions of dollars to give birth to the TEA Party which was able to disguise bigotry behind a hood of lowering taxes for the middle class.

Of course, it is well realized now that this was not only a waste of treasure by the Kochs and Adelsons of American conservatism but also a group delusion on the part of their lesser heeled followers. All of the lies failed in the end for the conservatives refused to admit the clearest of truths–their numbers are smaller than the numbers of the coalition built by liberals. Plainly, the right does not know how to attract blacks, gays, Latinos or women to their ranks because their policies have a negative impact on these groups and they will continue to do so as they triple down and move more to the Right.

Noonan believes he will die from the lack of health care to which he can be exposed due to ObamaCare in 2041 at the age of 77. More than likely Mr Noonan will die of stupidity and fear long before that if he continues to believe that his worldview has a national following large enough to have a majority in both houses of Congress. Noonan is angry that his beliefs have been rejected by the voting public and to be fair we likely would have seen a similar reaction from liberals had Obama lost the election. That die has been cast; the American people have spoken and Noonan and the Religious Right and the TEA Party bigots still are far more free than virtually anyone in opposition politically anywhere else on Terra.

The suffering for Mr Noonan must be horrible. His wishes of a Cold War apocalypse where his End Times beliefs would come to fruition were dashed so he joined in the worship of conservatism’s only deity–Ronald Reagan. Years later his own religion was exposed as corrupt as countless priests were found guilty of the sexual abuse of children not only abroad but in the United States. Then comes the criminal behavior of the Bush administration post 9/11 to restrict freedom strictly out of fear that corporations and the wealthy would flee and America bombarded with terror attacks. Now Noonan is staring down a recovery for which a liberal government can take credit with a man of color at the helm. These are dark times for the man who feels that America is devolving into communism when actually what is happening is America is becoming just socialist enough to assure that capitalists continue to be prosperous. As a demon journalist I wish for Mark Edward Noonan, our American cousin, two things, that he have a long life so he can witness all the prosperity to come and that he live in interesting times.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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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!

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THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THE CONSERVATIVES IN AMERICA: ABORTION, RACISM AND THE WAR ON WOMEN

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, ABORTION RIGHTS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, BAIN CAPITAL, BIG LABOR, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, BLOGS 4 VICTORY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DAWN PATROL, DREAM ACT, DRUDGE REPORT, ERICK ERICKSON, FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL, FASCISM, FEARSPEAK, FOLLOW UP, FREEDOM, FUNDAMENTALISTS ACTING BADLY, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, GOP MELTDOWN, HOW HELL WORKS, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, JIM HOFT, JT READY, JUDGE JERRY D BASS, JUSTICE, KOCH BROTHERS, L BRENT BOZELL, LAAL HETHRI, MAINSTREAM MEDIA SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, MARK EDWARD NOONAN, MITT ROMNEY, MORNING JOE, NEOCON1, NEWSBUSTERS, OBAMACARE, OCCUPY DC, OCCUPY WALL STREET, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, PAT BUCHANAN, PAUL RYAN, POLITICS, POOR WHITE TRASH, PRESIDENT OBAMA, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, RACIAL VIOLENCE, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, ROCK THE SLUT VOTE, RUSH LIMBAUGH, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS, TANF, TEA PARTY, THE AMERICAN TALIBAN, THE GREATER FOOL, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE MATING HABITS OF CONSERVATIVES, THE RICH STILL DIE, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, U.S. ECONOMY, VOTER SUPPRESSION, WELFARE REFORM LIES FROM THE RIGHT, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WORLD NET DAILY, YOUR DAILY SIMPLIFICATION, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, حرر سوريا! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 29/08/2012 by sarahbloch

I read a Blogs 4 Victory post entitled, “The False Narrative” last night and went to bed with the words of a commenter turned poster Cluster ringing in my ears. That ringing turned to laughter as I thought of how I would reply to his positions on abortion, racism and the War on Women. Here’s the gist of his argument:

Abortion –The party with the extreme position on abortion is the democrats. They currently support federal funding, partial birth, and live birth abortion, and essentially the right to kill the unborn without question at anytime. This position is far out of the mainstream, and voters need to know this. Conservatives support life with the rape/incest exception, which is optional, and that position is actually the real pro choice position.

– Racism – Honestly the political party that harbors racists, are the democrats. Most of them simply believe that people of a darker skin color are victims of this society solely because of their pigmentation, and that without government help, they are incapable of living a productive life. This mindset is deplorable and offensive. They also believe apparently that they need to be the protectors of our first black President, because obviously he is unable to withstand criticism of most any kind, due once again to the color of his skin.

– War on Women – Once again, the political party that is waging war against women is the democrats. How offensive is it for most women to know that Obama and Sandra Fluke believe that women are incapable of providing for their own contraception needs? How hypocritical is it for liberal feminists to say “keep your hands off my body” but then expect us to pay for their abortion and healthcare needs? How denigrating is it to believe that a pregnancy is an obstacle in a woman’s life? The fact is, women are incredibly strong and more than capable of determining, and paying for, their way through life without anyones help.

Here is my response:

Abortion—The facts on this are simple. The Democratic Party supports a woman’s right to choose when she has a child. Thereby, a woman to the Left has a right to choose to have an abortion that takes place within the time allotted by federal law. I repeat federal law dictates the time span of fetal development where an abortion is legal. In some cases, where the life of the mother is in jeopardy, an abortion is medically necessary beyond this federal limit. I woman cannot, in any jurisdiction in the United States of America have an abortion procedure beyond 21 weeks simply by saying she wants and abortion. I do not know anyone who supports partial birth abortion on demand. I also understand the law that says any viable fetus born alive even in an abortion clinic must be kept alive or the physician and anyone attending can be charged with murder. What you have written is hyperbole for the conservative base and nothing more.

Racism—It is easy to throw this term around but I find this very dangerous. I think America has progressed concerning race more in the period from 1950 to 2000 than it has at any other time in its history. Since 2000 however, there has been a turn from the institutionalized racism of the last century to a reactionary bigotry over the last 12 years. One has to understand the difference between bigotry and racism to even engage in this conversation. Racism needs power to fuel it. The power comes from politics. If those in charge all come from the same racial demographic then it is far more easy to keep another racial demographic at bay with laws that segregate them. The post Civil War Democratic Party in the South, made up of the most ardent conservatives of the time, saw the opportunities they had once the Reconstruction ended to initiate laws that would secure them power for what they thought would be forever. Those conservative Democrats could not have seen the Federal Government ever exercising its power below the Mason-Dixon line again and for over one hundred years they were right. So instead of having the vision for the future that Grant held blacks were put into a lower caste by the ruling white elite in the South and life for them remained that way until 1946 when the first stirrings for a second emancipation began. By the time the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed and signed by President Lyndon Johnson the white powerbrokers in the South realized they needed a new strategy, one less embarrassing than the overt bigotry supported by racist thinking that has been broadcast to the world by CBS News night after night. It took four years for a savior to come to the conservatives in the South who while Democrats were more than willing to shed that label to keep the suffering status quo in regard to the Negro. President Nixon utilized the animus between working class white and working class blacks in the South to march to victory in 1968. Reagan in his very first campaign speech did the same in Neshoba County, Mississippi and reinforced the new ethic of conservative views on race with his alliance with the Moral Majority in 1980. Race was cast aside in the late 1980s by President George H. W. Bush in the name of continuing economic prosperity. Demographers, however, knew that in a generation a great decline was going to take place among the white electorate. Younger white voters were becoming more and more liberal. Black voters had allied squarely with the new Liberal post-Kennedy Democratic Party led by Northern Liberals and Midwestern moderates. The GOP once a party of Ed Burke of Massachusetts and Barry Goldwater was now the party of Strom Thurmond and David Duke. The overt race baiting politics of the 1930s and 1940s no longer had a place among the Conservatives as it was no longer socially acceptable. The bigotry had to come from a dedicated and older bloc of conservative voters who see blacks and Latinos as a drain on their wealth [keep our taxes low], see minorities as a violent threat to their personal security [flash mobs] and demand that any leader of the country be able to prove he is American even if it is clear he was born in the US [birtherism]. Conservatives don’t need Racism because as their demographics shrink over the next 20 years, with the dying off of the Baby Boomers having begun in earnest, the power base that would have driven it too will have died off. Young Conservatives will take a new more inclusive tack. They will put the moralizing and religious traditionalism behind them and work to make their party a more populist and albeit nationalist simulacrum of the moderate wing of the Democratic Party. The next fifty years will be very interesting politically for America. On December 31, 2064 the last Baby Boomer will be 100 years old. The country that you know now will be long gone. I imagine it will still be prosperous but that prosperity will be dominated by Liberal married couples made up of majority that is composed of those that conservatives most fear the most. Educated white women will marry outside their race more as more and more blacks and Latinos earn higher education degrees in a truly level playing field. Gay and Lesbian couples will become full citizens as their marriages will be recognized as marriage in every state in the Union. Abortion will become rarer as government provided contraception is made cheap and widely available as Obamacare proves to be as effective for the young worker as Social Security is for the elderly. Churches will once again be filled with people of Faith rather than peasants of Fear. I feel that America in 2064 might be in the shining diamond midst of a new global golden age and she cannot be that with retrograde racial thinking but only by the continuing efforts of Progressives to keep up the pressure on the wobbling old man of Conservatism.

The War on Women—Post Clinton America finds itself in that phase the demographers of the 1980s warned conservatives about. Not to beat the issue to death but the pro-life position on abortion, as a political issue, while cloaked in the sweet intentions of preserving life is really nothing more than the most desperate reaction to a societal failure by white conservatives. The birth rates of Latinas and black women outpace that of white women nearly 8 to 1. Double that number for college educated white women over the age of 30 while the same demographic of black and Latinas is still a 4 to 1 advantage. It is politically perfectly understandable why a group of people who wants to stay in power, to have the America that they want would turn to issues of abortion and contraception when they are being beaten in the breeding race by such a wide margin. Also, marrying race with gender, this gives the Right another canard they can use—that women are to blame for the loss of white conservative political power through their desire to hold positions of power in a world they see as a man’s domain. American women don’t like this and they don’t like Mitt Romney no matter how many times Ann Romney begs for America to get to know her husband.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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DAWN PATROL; 32 SHATTER 2 AS: CHINA, RUSSIA SAY NO TO WESTERN INTERVENTION IN SYRIA, WISCONSIN RECALL DEFEAT SEEN AS MAJOR POLITICAL SETBACK FOR BIG LABOUR

Posted in BASHAR AL-ASSAD, BIG LABOR, BREAKING NEWS, CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS, DAWN PATROL, SYRIAN CIVIL WAR on 07/06/2012 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

Russia and China are seeking a Syrian non-intervention agreement among Central Asian nations at a summit in Beijing, China. Both superpowers are trading and military partners of Bashar al-Assad’s Damascus government which has been brutalizing its civilian population since a pro-democracy uprising began fifteen months ago. The agreement of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization insists that the fighting and “all violence” must come to an end but warns that it is opposed to a forced transfer of power and military intervention. Western nations led by the United States of America, Great Britain and France have strongly condemned the Assad regime for the wholesale slaughter of more than 15,000 civilians in the past year alone.

Conservatives are still celebrating the victory of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in Tuesday’s recall election. The GOP which suffered a run of setbacks in US politics from 2006 to 2010 now feels they have the momentun to retrun to power in both state and federal government despite its association with the far Right TEA Party Movement. Several candidates for federal office enjoy TEA Party support but only a handful of them appear set to win general elections. Mainstream GOP feelings about the TEA Party remain mixed at best due to a fear their hardline stances on social issues will drive moderates away. Unions, especially government employee unions, see the loss of the Democrats in Wisconsin as a rallying cry to reelect President Barack H Obama in November 2012. One union organizer was quoted as saying, “Win or lose [in Wisconsin] what we learn in Wisconsin will change how we organize for the President in the coming months. This kind of trial run is worth its weight in gold.”

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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