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Sunday, October 14, 2012

The 2012 American Election - a picture is worth a thousand words!



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100 Percent FED Up

All images are from Facebook or previous posts.  Previously used images were credited at that time.  All images are relevant to the election happening on November 6th, 2012 in the United States of America.  Anyone who claims an image, I will retroactively add the attribution!

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Ask yourself this:

The Romneys gave over FOUR MILLION DOLLARS to charity last year. Meanwhile Joe Biden and Barack Obama (who is a multi-millionaire) listed their tax returns here. The Obama Socialists believe in taking from the rich and giving to the poor. So why do the Romneys give TWENTY-THREE TIMES AS MUCH MONEY TO CHARITY AS THE OBAMAS AND BIDENS PUT TOGETHER???!!!!

Can anyone name a business that Joe Biden or Barack Obama started or rescued from going out of business?   Have Biden or Obama had a real managment job?   Both of them are simply lawyers who were identified as politician material and manaaged to fairly quickly get themselves a cushy position and then a political office.   They've failed miserably to oversee the United States of America, steering the Ship of State onto the rocks of debt and falling credit ratings and high unemployment.   Our embassies are being attacked and our personnel killed by terrorists,  our troops in Afghanistan die at a frightening rate (under Barack Obama about twice as many Americans have been killed in Afghanistan than under eight years of Geoge W Bush).  The total as of October 5th is shown on the badge on the left sidebar of this blog...1467 to 575!

The difference between the two sides is clear!


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About the Democratic attacks on Governor Romney's tax returns?

This morning, Gov. and Mrs. Romney filed their 2011 tax return with the IRS. At 3:00pm today, the Romney for President campaign will be posting the 2011 return online.

The complete 2011 tax return, with full schedules, statements, and attachments, will be made available with all other previously-disclosed information at www.mittromney.com/disclosure.

Also posted will be a notarized letter from the Romneys’ tax preparer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PWC), giving a summary of tax rates from the Romneys’ tax returns for the 20-year period of 1990-2009.

In advance of the posting of these new documents, I wanted to provide some top-line details.

Regarding the newly-filed 2011 Tax Return:



  • In 2011, the Romneys paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in mostly investment income.

  • The Romneys’ effective tax rate for 2011 was 14.1%.

  • The Romneys donated $4,020,772 to charity in 2011, amounting to nearly 30% of their income.

  • The Romneys claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions.

  • The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year. The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor's statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.

As with the 2010 tax return, the 2011 tax return will appear as four separate documents. It includes Governor and Mrs. Romney's Form 1040 as well as three underlying Massachusetts trusts detailing the sources of their income. Those are The W. Mitt Romney Blind Trust, The Ann D. Romney Blind Trust, and The Romney Family Trust.

The investments within the trusts are managed on a blind basis by me, the trustee. I have sole responsibility for making, holding and disposing of the investments.

Regarding the PWC letter covering the Romneys’ tax filings over 20 years, from 1990 – 2009:

  • In each year during the entire 20-year period, the Romneys owed both state and federal income taxes.

  • Over the entire 20-year period, the average annual effective federal tax rate was 20.20%.

  • Over the entire 20-year period, the lowest annual effective federal personal tax rate was 13.66%.

  • Over the entire 20-year period, the Romneys gave to charity an average of 13.45% of their adjusted gross income.

  • Over the entire 20-year period, the total federal and state taxes owed plus the total charitable donations deducted represented 38.49% of total AGI.

During the 20-year period covered by the PWC letter, Gov. and Mrs. Romney paid 100 percent of the taxes that they owed.

Finally, in addition to new documents related to tax filings, the campaign will also be posting on the same website physician letters for both Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan, making public their current state of health.

After you have reviewed all of the newly-posted documents, you may have further questions. The campaign asks that you direct them to an e-mail account set up for that purpose. That e-mail address is returns @ mittromney.com.

Thank you.

R. Bradford Malt is a partner at Ropes & Gray, LLP. He has been the trustee of the Romney’s blind trust since 2003.
 

The Romneys gave over FOUR MILLION DOLLARS to charity last year.   Meanwhile Joe Biden and Barack Obama (who is a multi-millionaire) listed their tax returns here.  The Obama Socialists believe in taking from the rich and giving to the poor.  So why do the Romneys give TWENTY-THREE TIMES AS MUCH MONEY TO CHARITY AS THE OBAMAS AND BIDENS PUT TOGETHER???!!!! 

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So then how about those gas prices, eh?

 


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Oh, and let's not forget the Democrat-sponsored Occupy Wall Street crowd:

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33 comments:

DogMaBlog said...

Awww yes, So many good pictures and analogies to prove the truth but the blind will never see and the arrogant will ignore. The TRUTH however will not be crushed but will prevail and illuminate the darkness. The stupid will have to come to reason or irrelevance.

Anonymous said...

What a lovingly curated collection of examples of Obama Derangement Syndrome.

Chaos Engineer said...
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Chaos Engineer said...

The Romneys gave over FOUR MILLION DOLLARS to charity last year.

Yes, and I really wish Romney would talk about this more. I mean, think about it! FOUR MILLION DOLLARS to the Mormon Church, much of it to fund missionary work!

As a Humanist, I think this is a valuable service. I'd like to see lots more people converted to Mormonism, as soon as possible. That way, Christians can spend all their time having bitter debates on the topic: "Jesus: Aspect of the Infinite First Cause or Space Alien from the Planet Kolob?" And while they're doing that, maybe they'll leave the rest of us alone.

Anyway, I'm glad that you agree with me that Mitt Romney's doing good charitable work.

That said, I can't vote for him because his economic policies would turn America into a feudal aristocracy. I want to stick with the regulated capitalist system we have today.

radar said...

Chaos, with all respect, you need to read your Ayn Rand and George Orwell and reboot. Obama is trying to destroy the economy and end capitalism.

Romney doesn't just give money to Mormons, he gives it to many sources AND he has donated all his salaries back in. Obama and his wife live like royalty and spend our money on themselves like mad as well as borrowing TRILLIONS to spend like mad as well.

If he kills off the coal industry and keeps us from getting our own oil and allows Taxmageddon to hit, how many more multinational companies will abandon the USA? How far down will our national credit rating fall? How long before over half of the population is on the government dole? If you cannot recognize a Socialist Statist when you see one, then you are part of the problem!

radar said...

I know if he is reelected I will have to TRY to sell my house because I depend on businesses to purchase IT upgrades. If my clients have falling budgets or go out of business or leave the USA then I am sunk economically as well. Might as well sell my house and move into a trailer and try to ride out the Obama Depression, because that is what we'll get. All of you who vote for him (unless you are millionaires) will be suffering along with me and you'll be looking back at what used to be America.

Anonymous said...

"I know if he is reelected I will have to TRY to sell my house because I depend on businesses to purchase IT upgrades. If my clients have falling budgets or go out of business or leave the USA then I am sunk economically as well."

You managed to survive the Bush recession/depression, didn't you?

You're over the worst of it now, so quit complaining.

Oh and count yourself lucky your livelihood depends on built-in obsolescence.

Anonymous said...

"Obama is trying to destroy the economy and end capitalism."

Seeing as he's presiding over a recovering economy and continued the Bush bailout of the banks, Obama must be the worst socialist ever. And capitalism is alive and well, go figure.

Seriously Radar, you're just talking nonsense here.

"Romney doesn't just give money to Mormons, he gives it to many sources AND he has donated all his salaries back in."

You might want to check your facts before making such claims...

What are these "many sources" you think he donates to? His tax returns reveal only two, and they both amount to handing money to the Mormon church.

Besides, it's a lot easier to donate a large percentage to charity when you have hundreds of millions (as Romney does) than when you're only up to around one percent of that. The Romneys could donate 100 percent of their income to "charity" and still live in vast luxury.

In any case, the reason this came up during the VP debate was to make Romney sound all warm-hearted and kind, to distract from his "47 percent" quote in which he accused close to half the country of being irresponsible.

Frank_Brunner said...

An interesting set of pix. With your political affiliation well established, I was wondering if you could enlighten me about this one right-wing talking point I keep hearing. What exactly is this "apology tour" that Republicans keep talking about?

Who did Obama apologize to? What did he apologize for?

You seem knowledgeable in this area. I look forward to your reply.

Chaos Engineer said...

Chaos, with all respect, you need to read your Ayn Rand and George Orwell and reboot. Obama is trying to destroy the economy and end capitalism.

It's fun to listen to the overheated rhetoric on talk radio and get all worked up. It's a quick-and-easy source of emotional energy, and we all need that these days. But at some point we need to turn off the adrenaline rush and sober up.

There's no "Fix/Wreck Economy" dial in the Oval Office that Obama has turned to the left out of spite. The problems with the economy are the product of bad choices by the government and the private sector over the past decades, and it's beyond any one person to fix them.

If I had to name some of the bad choices, I'd say the deregulation of the finance industry, the destruction of blue-color jobs that paid a living wage (through union-busting and offshoring), and the continuous transfer of wealth from the remaining bits of the middle class to the super-rich.

You say that you're concerned about your job. You sell security software, right? That's a job that's not going to go away. What you should be concerned about is this: Someone might decide your job could be done more profitably from a call-center in India. (You know what I mean...not more profitably for you. More profitably for the stakeholders.)

From where I sit, the Republican Party wants policies that will allow the stakeholders to maximize profits, and the Democratic Party wants policies that might allow you to keep your job.

If you want to vote Republican because of their policies on abortion, birth control, and gay marriage, then that's your right. But don't lose sight of the price you'll be paying for it.

AmericanVet said...

You poor deluded people...why do you think the financial industry crashed? It was the Dodd-Frank team that kept the bad loans going out and fought against both Bush and McCain and the Republicans, who tried to end the bundling of good securities with bad loans. The breakdown of the financial markets was ACORN plus Fannie and Freddie and the Democrats pushing the housing market into a collapse that took securities with them

The Bush recession was actually the 9/11 repercussion and the economy was far better under Bush than under Obama. Obama's put billions into 14 different alternative energy companies (so far) that have gone bankrupt. His administration broke the bankruptcy laws to steal Indiana pensions to give money to union officials and cronies during the Chrysler Bailout.

"Too big to fail" is a joke. It is an excuse to grow government.

"Main Street not Wall Street" is another ludicrous socialist phrase. Most small businesses file as individuals and they get called "the rich" and get villified by Obama. Wait a minute...Obama IS the rich!!! How much is his Illinois home worth? Where did he get all his money? How much money have the Obama's burned through in three-plus years? It is in the multiple millions! Obama is a lying anti-American hypocrite and a cowardly liar about Benghazi.

You guys don't seem to know much about business. No surprise. My job cannot be done by a call center in Mumbai. I do not deal planned obsolescence, in fact, I urge clients to virtualize and get virtual machines that cannot actually wear out and only need subscriptions. I would go into detail but that is not relevant. You know less about politics than you know about business and you know less about business than you know about science and God knows you guys are awful at science!

I've had CEOs make it clear that investment in the USA will begin again if Obama is defeated. I have a friend who has offered to help me settle in South America when I want to retire if Obama is reelected, because the USA will not survive that.

AmericanVet said...

I can tell you that if Romney is elected, we'll begin getting our own energy again and all prices will drop while jobs will grow. Therefore the US business taxes (highest in the world) can go down and businesses will grow, once the unconstitutional Obamacare bill is repealed or killed by the courts. It violates the First and Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.

Sadly we have a crook as Attorney General who will not enforce American laws nor investigate the Obama Administrations misdeeds. Actually there is hope Eric Holder does get impeached and well he should be impeached!

I wonder what Obama offered Hilary to take the blame for the Benghazi disaster and then flee the country? The Administration actually knew the delegation was in danger BEFORE the attack and then Obama and his press secretary lied about that as well. If Nixon had done all that they would have not just let him depart the White House, they would have sent him to prison!

The Constitution. Read it sometime. Where does it say the President gets to have all these czars and agencies making laws not passed by Congress? Who made Obama King? Why aren't any of you willing to do some research and understand what Obama wants to do. He's told us. He is a Socialist and an anti-colonialist. He wants to make the coal industry defunct. He wants government to pick the winners and losers but he only picks losers, as they say.

Actually, the Democrats made a little video where they said that government was the only thing we all belong to - WRONG - The government belongs to US!

Be careful because you will soon find out that some animals are more equal than others. Unless you are an Obama crony or otherwise connected to one, or willing to get a paycheck for being a good government slave and live a mediocre life with no hope of advancement, you should be working your tail off to defeat Barack Obama. He is saving the more radical parts of his agenda for his second term. Remember what he whispered to Putin about a second term? Obama would make sure we had no nuclear weapons left and by the end of his second term we would be basically owned by China.

But with Romney in the White House and a Conservative Congress the oil and gas and coal industries will crank up, the tax rates will go down, the tax revenues will rise as businesses are freed from too much regulation and Obamacare and can grow. You do know that businesses within the USA have trillions to invest, just waiting to see what the voters will do?

More companies will flee the nation if Obama is reelected. Ireland is a popular new HQ for corporations because of their low taxes. But the US worker is still the most productive, so business wants to be here. They simply need regulatory and energy certainty and Obama represents danger and outright stupidity or evil. Does he ruin the economy entirely on purpose or is he sometimes just that dumb?

Anonymous said...

I guess once you buy into young Earth creationism, you'll buy into any old conspiracy crap. As soon as someone moans about Obama being a socialist, it's pretty clear they know nothing about Obama or socialism, and the rest of their spoutings can be safely ignored.

Chaos Engineer said...

Wow. Thanks for your response, but it reads like a transcript of three different talk radio programs playing at the same time. It's so incoherent that I can't find a place to start rebutting it.

I guess I'll just pick this sentence, because it's my very favorite talk radio soundbite for this year:

He is [...] an anti-colonialist.

Do you know who else was an anti-colonialist? George Washington!

Now, tell the truth: Did you get that phrase from Dinesh D'Souza? Do you have any idea what it even means, or are you just parroting him blindly? Do you think it's a good idea to mimic D'Souza, given that's he's been exposed as a cad and a bounder?

radar said...

Many people are calling Obama an anti-colonialist, a communist and a socialist and a few say fascist. His actions speak louder than his words. He grows government, passes out entitlements and encourages race and class warfare, all for the cause of destroying the system the Founding Fathers created. He is doing the work Nikita Khrushev proclaimed in 1959 - that we would elect socialists who would slowly convert us to a communist state.

I hope you know enough history to see that communist states always produce dictators and inevitably fail or back away from communism. This election is about turning around and running away from communism back to freedom and capitalism.

When I look at Obama, I see a guy who has given money to terrorist-supporting regimes, broken the law in the process of giving bailout money to cronies and unions and borrowed money from China to spend like a drunken sailor and reduce our world-wide credit rating three times while taking the debt beyond 16 TRILLION DOLLARS!

In an Obama world, we become a BF Skinner socialist society. The USA gives up on being a world power and ignores our natural energy resources while the government gives money to alternative energy ideas that usually fail. He is anti-Constitution, you see, legislating by fiat from his office via regulatory agencies.

Dinesh would not be called a "cad and a bounder" in comparison to, say, Bill Clinton. Whether or not he did something inappropriate does not change his research and assertions in that movie.

You are blind leading the blind. As Jesus said, you will both fall into the ditch. Obama is taking us right into the ditch and you ignore all the warning signs because your eyes are closed along with your minds.

radar said...

As to George Washington, he was anti-tyranny. America did not object to being a colony or colonies,they simply wanted to have representation in England equal to British citizens in that nation. England simply ruled over the colonies as they please and taxed as they pleased.

So George Washington and his fellow Founders realized that such tyranny was exactly what most Americans had come to the New World to avoid. America was formed by people fighting tyranny. To call George Washington an anti-colonialist is...silly, frivolous or ignorant!

Our Constitution is the only one in the world that acknowledges that our rights come from God, not government. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion rather than FROM religion and freedom of speech. This administration and Democrats in general are hostile to the First Amendment and, in the case of Obamacare, the Tenth Amendment as well.

Obama, the judges he appoints and his administration, including Eric Holder, have no use for the Constitution nor their sworn duties of office. Behghazi alone is a much bigger scandal that Watergate and so is Fast and Furious. This group lies to the press and the people and do as they please regardless of the law. Look at how Obama has thrown away money on useless and failed "alternative energy" companies. The American Way is to let the economy and businesses innovate as the need arises, not let the government handle things.

drivebycommenter said...

Here's another fun sentence: "Ireland is a popular new HQ for corporations because of their low taxes." A mere 15 years out of date. Makes you wonder where this fellow gets his facts.

drivebycommenter said...

"This group lies to the press and the people"

Hm.

radar said...

Ireland remains a good tax haven for corporations despite some complaints from EU members such as France. Their rates are popular NOW so driveby is not informed.

As it happens, a company shared their interest in making Ireland their HQ this year. 15 years too late? Balderdash!

Anonymous said...

drivebycommenter happens to live in Ireland. You said "popular new HQ". That was indeed 15 years ago - see "Celtic Tiger". Your prevarications and distractions don't hide the fact that your statement was simply wrong and ill-informed.

Do you really think the US is currently over-taxed and over-regulated?

And do you really not understand the dangers of deregulation in certain sectors? That lesson didn't sink in?

radar said...

Look, driveby, I talk to CEO and CIO and IT directors in the course of my business. They are telling me Ireland is a direction they may go and I am talking this year.

Deregulation of the mortgage banking was a Democrat push that helped kill the economy. I put up the youtube of the hearings when Maxine Waters and Barney Frank and etc ignored the warnings of Republicans and Conservatives and said that Fannie and Freddie were doing fine. Democrats allowed ACORN to push bad loans to give houses to people who could not pay and deliberately caused an economic disaster before the 2008 election.

But energy regulations are being used to kill off American energy resources. Farmers are growing crops for fuel rather than food while the Administration blocks every oil, gas and coal resource they can. The EPA is a hammer pounding the economy.

Obamacare is a sledgehammer on businesses and individuals. Businesses are being forced to make people part-time to avoid harsh penalties. Small businesses are remaining below the fifty employee cutoff to avoid the harsh penalties.

Meanwhile the Administration refuses to enforce immigration law, pretends voter ID laws are racist when in fact they are in place to stop voter fraud, which the Democrats specialize in. The President is also doing what he can to suppress military write-in ballots. He knows the military doesn't like him at all and with good reason!

I live in a State where the budget is balanced and business taxes are low and we are staying afloat while the Feds destroy the national credit rating, take jobs away from people and deliberately ruin the economy.

Benghazi should be Obama's Watergate but the press is in bed with him and are not inclined to attack him. Fast and Furious should have led to Holder's demise, but again the liberal news media do not hold these feet to the fire. Why? Dead Americans in Libya and Yemen from terrorist attacks are on Obama's watch, as is the plummeting economy, the continually falling national credit rating, the rise in casualties in Afghanistan because Obama will not give the troops support to save their lives.

Obama blocked every Gulf cleanup action that he could because he loved the crisis. Too bad for him that oil-eating bacteria did it anyway! Obama's Fast and Furious was an excuse to make an end run around the Second Amendment.

Reality. Find it!

drivebycommenter said...

"Look, driveby, I talk to CEO and CIO and IT directors in the course of my business. They are telling me Ireland is a direction they may go and I am talking this year."

Nice dodge. Not. The fact that you called it a "popular new HQ" just shows that you're just ill-informed on this topic.

Reality.

drivebycommenter said...

Obama will probably win the election, and guess what? You'll be just fine.

"Deregulation of the mortgage banking was a Democrat push that helped kill the economy."

You really have to start getting your information from better sources...

radar said...

Summary of drivebycomenter's statements seem to be - "I don't like what you say but I have nothing to counter it so I am going to make baseless charges and mistatements."

Obama's press corps may have an opening? You sure don't know business! All over this country businesses are stopping at 49 employees to avoid a penalty, moving people from full-time to half-time to avoid a penalty and reducing their employee count massively to reduce the penalty of Obamacare.

Obama's auto bailouts meant China would be cranking out GM cars and Fiat would get a big chunk of Chrysler and that your taxes and money borrowed from China would artificially prop up automakers that needed to make changes to face the 21st Century.

This election will determine what multinational companies do with the USA. Romney wins, they invest and expand. Obama wins, they tuck tail and go elsewhere.

I predicted that if Obama would win in 2008 that all prices would rise, especially fuel costs. I predicted that businesses would be hurting and unemployment would be high. That was without knowing that he had Obamacare up his sleeve! That bill all by itself has stopped millions from getting a job.

No, the USA will NOT carry on fine if Obama wins. It will become a nation of serfs and rulers and we'll see the great nation once admired world-wide become a big, fat Greece and go bankrupt or have to give land to China or something crazy like that. It will usher in a great depression. You want to know what your great-grandfathers had to go through in the 1930's? You'll have to do it without a horse and a fireplace. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Well, in the name of reality and having sources and all:
In person voter fraud is a myth.

Also, can we have your word that you'll sell your house and move into a trailer if Obama wins?

Chaos Engineer said...

As to George Washington, he was anti-tyranny. America did not object to being a colony or colonies,they simply wanted to have representation in England equal to British citizens in that nation. England simply ruled over the colonies as they please and taxed as they pleased.

In the context of anti-colonialism, a "colony" is a place where the residents don't have self-government; they have a government imposed on them by an occupying foreign power. If the American colonies had control of their tax policies then they wouldn't have been colonies. (We'd probably call them "overseas territories" instead.)

Do you think that there's "good" colonialism and "bad" colonialism? Can you give some examples of places that you think had "good" colonialism? Would the local residents of those places have agreed with you?

Anonymous said...

You know, it used to be if you used the word 'empire', consevatives would vehemently deny that we were one.

Now they ask what your problem with it is.

radar said...

We KNOW that voter fraud is going on, just published a youtube on that about ten days ago. DNC employees helping voters intentionally vote in more than one state.

In the 2008 election, numerous ACORN outfits were found engaging in voter fraud. We had guys trading drugs and money for votes.

In my county there are precincts that ALWAYS report late. They are in the heart of the ghetto and controlled by gangs as enforcers so that no one person by himself can go in and be a poll judge and control the goings-on without risking his life. One of these precincts always votes 100% Democrat, which is a statistical anomaly bordering on impossible. Since it happens every year it IS impossible without fraud.

Breitbart's organization is continuing to get audio and video evidence of voter fraud. The Democrats find it much easier to commit voter fraud without voter ID laws, so they call them racist.

As to empire, I don't know of anyone calling America an empire. You must hang out with some weird people! When we conquered Western Europe and Japan, we gave them their countries back and helped them rebuild from the ravages of WWII. We helped keep South Korea free but we did not control it. We freed Iraq from dictatorship but we brought them to the point of having free elections and let them go forth.

If America was an empire, would we not have kept Japan and at least parts of France, Germany and other nations? Those countries who are under our flag get to vote.

Puerto Rico, for example, is being given the options of going for statehood or for complete independence. You do know that Puerto Ricans would have the option of statehood and full voting rights in Federal elections if they so chose? Hopefully you are also aware that they are at the same time pursuing court actions granting them voting rights without statehood?

But be sure of this - the US has protected Puerto Rico and kept them from becoming like Haiti. I for one would welcome them as the 51st state and it may well happen in my lifetime.

No, I will not guarantee that I will move into a trailer if Obama wins. Nor will I even guarantee I will remain in the USA. My wife wants us to keep the house. I'd probably refinance and perhaps find another job should that disaster befall us. I could go ahead and accept the handicapped benefits I could apply for if nothing else could be done. I've stubbornly refused to take that label and apply for Federal and State aid because I believe in working for your money and providing for your family. So when I was badly injured in a spine-crunching accident I did not give up or depend on the government, I went back to school and earned a new job the old fashioned way.

radar said...

As far as colonialism, England could have treated the American colonies with respect and granted them a path to full participation in the English Empire. We might have followed the paths of Canada and Australia to some extent. But Americans had come to the New World to have religious freedoms and free enterprise and frankly England was not willing to give in at all. They asked for it and they got it.

America could never have defeated England had the latter put all their efforts into it. In fact many of the "English" troops were hired mercenaries and they thought the Americans were undisciplined rubes who would be easily conquered. They did not understand the depth of feelings held by those such as JP Jones and G Washington and John Adams and James Madison and Paul Revere and William Daws and Henry Lee, etc. Learned men, brave men, men who were willing to die for a cause fighting against often hired troops used to old-school warfare.

Long before guerrilla warfare was popularized, Americans waged the war in non-traditional ways. Outgunned and outmanned, they simply could not be discouraged or starved into submission. England decided to prioritize and put America on the back burner. The War of 1812 was the revolution part two. This time England was going to cause us to submit and we saw our executive mansion burned and our capitol invaded but we did not quit.

The most famous battle of that war was actually fought after England had capitulated but with no modern communication system in place it was a rout of the English by Andrew Jackson and his men. Americans had 71 casualties in that battle versus over 2,000 on the English side. England had established a headland in Mobile but then came word that the war had ended and also that France had become a problem.

We can thank France for being a problem to England, so that they did not take the Revolution seriously and could not afford to continue to fight Americans in the early 1800's with Napoleon back in France. We certainly repaid that debt with interest on D-Day.

Odd that some of our best allies were once enemies? No. It was inevitable that Western nations with some form of democracies would become partnered. This is where Obama is a complete failure, making friends with Islamic nations which hate us and Russia, which is run by Communists and criminals. Meanwhile Obama ignores Israel and lies about his foreign policy goals and mistakes. Benghazi is not just a lie by the Obama Administration and dereliction of duty by the Commander-in-Chief, it is a warning to Americans (along with Fast and Furious and the Gulf Oil Spill and the hostility to fossil fuels and the numerous bailouts) that this President doesn't respect the Constitution and will establish tyranny if he can from the White House, going around the legislature and even the courts if necessary to push his agenda.

If Obama wins, we'll put away our nuclear weapons, become a socialist state, the multi-national corporations will abandon us entirely and we'll wind up being servants to China. Obama has so much money it can't hurt him or his Chicago Machine buddies. They know how to play it no matter who is in charge. But for you? Unless you are a multi-millionaire you could discover a second Obama term ruins you financially. Unless a terrorist attack kills you, at which point your money won't matter anyway.

radar said...

By the way, a CIC who doesn't even know we still use bayonets, pronounces corpsman as "corpse man" and attempts to hide terrorist attacks from the public? Why in the world would you want the guy, aside from his disastrous attacks on business and the economy? What would you say to the families of people killed by Fast and Furious assault weapons, given to Mexican drug gangs by Holder and Obama?

Chaos Engineer said...

I'm completely lost now. When you said Obama was "an anti-colonialist", did you mean that this was a good thing or a bad thing? If it's a bad thing, then what's wrong with it?

Actually, let's drill down a little deeper. Many countries have used revolutionary tactics to throw off the yoke of British Imperialism. Some of these countries are: The United States, India, Kenya, and Israel. Were any of these countries less justified than others?

(This is why the "anti-colonialist" thing is my favorite talking point of the year. Everybody on the right is saying it, but nobody can explain what it means.)

Anonymous said...

"Summary of drivebycomenter's statements seem to be - "I don't like what you say but I have nothing to counter it so I am going to make baseless charges and mistatements.""

He (or she) countered it pretty effectively and you can't admit it. Simple enough, really, and in keeping with your general behavior on your blog.

"a CIC who doesn't even know we still use bayonets"

Duh. Obama didn't say we don't use bayonets anymore, he said we use them less than in 1917. Same for horses. It was a very effective way to dismantle Romney's dumb argument that our Navy was smaller simply because of the number of ships.

BTW, why do you think de-regulation is now no longer a Republican goal?

"I predicted that if Obama would win in 2008 that all prices would rise, especially fuel costs. I predicted that businesses would be hurting and unemployment would be high."

Easy to predict, given that the country was heading off a cliff at the end of the Bush era, leaking 700,000 - 800,000 jobs PER MONTH. And fuel costs rising is inevitable no matter who is president. Peak oil, cost of transitioning to other energy sources etc.

Oh and please confirm that you'll move if Obama wins. Funny to see you being so hysterical. Please post video of your reactions on election night...

Anonymous said...

"We KNOW that voter fraud is going on, just published a youtube on that about ten days ago. DNC employees helping voters intentionally vote in more than one state."

Got a link to this video?