Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Blame Bites (11/08/2012)

Fiscal Cliff: 54 Days Until $7 Trillion Tax Hike | Big Government

"In 54 days, $7 trillion in tax hikes and spending cuts over the next decade will automatically go into effect. If America goes over this "fiscal cliff," experts say the already rickety U.S. economy could implode."

So that's what Obama meant by "Move Forward": Move forward over the fiscal cliff!

Fitch Ratings warns of U.S. credit downgrade from fiscal cliff  | L.A. Times

"Fitch Ratings said that there would be "no fiscal honeymoon" for President Obama, warning early Wednesday that the U.S. probably would lose its AAA credit rating if the White House and Congress don't address looming tax increases, spending cuts and the fast-approaching debt ceiling. ‘The economic policy challenge facing the president is to put in place a credible deficit-reduction plan necessary to underpin economic recovery and confidence in the full faith and credit of the U.S.,’ said Fitch, one of the three major credit rating companies."

Again, this must have been what Obama meant by “Move Forward”: Forward, my lemmings, over the fiscal cliff!

US Crashes Out Of The Top 10 In World Prosperity Index | Business Insider

"The Legatum Prosperity Index assessed and ranked the prosperity of 142 countries based on eight sub-categories: economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, health, governance, education, safety and security, personal freedom, and social capital. America experienced an 'unprecedented' fall to twelfth in the rankings, as it experienced 'weakening performance across five of the Index’s eight sub-categories.' When referring to the U.S., the language of the report had a somewhat dire tone. It claims that 'the American Dream is in jeopardy,' and 'the national ethos of the U.S. is under threat.'"

More and more America is diminishing in economic freedom, and when economic freedom goes, so goes personal freedom.

The Wealthiest Preferred Obama | Big Government

"According to a CNBC.com analysis of Tuesday’s election, eight of the ten richest counties in America voted in favor of Obama – and all of them featured a wider margin of victory for Obama than the national average."

So regardless of who won the election, the winner would always be the same: the American plutocracy.

Election Night Survey: Voters Conservative on Issues, No Trust in Either Party | Big Government

According to an election night phone survey by Breitbart News Network, Judicial Watch, and Public Opinion Strategies, “the American public agrees with conservative policies--but does not trust the Republican Party to implement them.”

No surprise. The Republican Party hasn’t had a true conservative since Barry Goldwater. Since then, they have been less “conservative” and more “crazy.”

Post-Election Survey: Voters Have No Confidence in Media | Big Government

"77% of voters agreed with the statement: 'The press is more likely to favor one candidate for office over another at the expense of their journalistic objectivity.' More than half--57%--strongly agreed, while only 7% strongly disagreed."

Survey after survey reveals America's growing distrust for the lamestream media. Nice to know more Americans are switching off their televisions and picking up their laptops or smartphones or tablets or any other Web-enabled device for their news.

Meet America’s First-Ever Buddhist Senator & Hindu Representative | The Blaze

It’s good to see more diversity within our political sphere, but it’s a shame that this diversity is racial rather than ideological. Where are all the minority Greens or Libertarians? Is it too much to ask for minority politicians to support minority political ideologies, or do they have to kowtow to the status quo?
Trump calls for revolution, blasts Electoral College | The Hill

"'Trump, in one of the most extreme reactions to Mitt Romney’s loss by a high-profile Republican, called for Americans to 'march on Washington.'... [and] called the Electoral College 'a disaster for a democracy … a total sham and a travesty.'"

Finally, Trump says something that isn’t complete horse manure! End the electoral college!

Teenage Billionaire Jokes About Killing Obama | NewsBusters

"Peter Brant II, the son of billionaire publishing magnate Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, tweeted some disgraceful comments about President Obama on election night. Chatting with his friend Andrew Warren, Brant said that he had a ‘contingency plan’ if higher taxes made them poor - 'Kill Obama, hahaha.'"

I don't care if the threat is aimed at a Democrat or a Republican: death threats are unacceptable, especially when aimed at politicians! They should not be met with laughter and applause, they should be met by the Secret Service.

Obama supporters celebrate: No more Israel; kill those motherf***ers | Rebel Pundit

Tolerant liberals at their classiest: “It really means to me, no more Israel…Mitt Romney would go to war with Iran…Obama said f*** that shit. Kill those mother f***ers.”

Glenn Beck: ‘Freedom Is at Stake, and Freedom Lost Last Night’ | The Blaze

True, but freedom would have also lost last night if Romney had been elected. I highly doubt that Mittens would have put an end to Obama’s drone strikes, kill list, and indefinite detention—if anything, being the warmongering neocon he is, he would have put them into overdrive!

Four More Years | Judge Andrew Napolitano

The Good Judge lays the smackdown on Obama's re-election:

"Only in America can a president who inherits a deep recession and whose policies have actually made the effects of that recession worse get re-elected. Only in America can a president who wants the bureaucrats who can't run the Post Office to micromanage the administration of every American's health care get re-elected. Only in America can a president who kills Americans overseas who have never been charged or convicted of a crime get re-elected. And only in America can a president who borrowed and spent more than $5 trillion in fewer than four years, plans to repay none of it and promises to borrow another $5 trillion in his second term get re-elected."

Don't Blame Romney | Ann Coulter

The ever-euridite Ann lays the smackdown on the real culprits for Romeny's loss: ideological conservative pursits:

"No one can be blamed for the hurricane that took the news off the election, abruptly halting Romney's momentum, but Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock can be blamed on two very specific people: Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. The last two weeks of the campaign were consumed with discussions of women's 'reproductive rights,' not because of anything Romney did, but because these two idiots decided to come out against abortion in the case of rape and incest."