Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Listening to the Losers at the Democratic National Convention

I'm listening to the various losers and unknowns give speeches at the DNC.  Lots of lies and distortions.  Still not feeling threatened by screeds.

Bill Clinton's planned speech text has been released, and he will say this:
"The most important question is, what kind of country do you want to live in? If you want a you're-on-your-own, winner-take-all society, you should support the Republican ticket. If you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility -- a we're-all-in-this-together society -- you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden."
This statement is partially correct.  "You're on your own" really means "you get to keep what you earn and not be compelled to pay for other people's health care, living costs and birth control."  The term "winner-take-all" is complete B.S., and illustrates the Democrat's erroneous view that for every winner there must also be a loser.  But in our economic system, there can be many winners.  If someone gets rich through his own efforts, that does not stop someone else from doing the very same thing.  It is not a zero sum game; wealth does not magically appear like manna from heaven, it is produced by entrepreneurs.  Wealth only becomes scarce when government begins to seize it, because confiscation eliminates the motivation for producing it.

Do I want the kind of country where we are more free from governmental intrusion into the private sector?  Hell yes.

The second sentence is closer to the truth.  "Shared prosperity" means wealth redistribution, the theft of the pay from those who earn it to buy the votes of those who do not.  "We're all in this together," I suppose, means "we all share the wealth, even when we didn't produce any of it."  However, in a larger sense, we are indeed "all in this together."   When the economy is heavily damaged by social engineering schemes, like the subprime mortgage fiasco, we all suffer.  We must work to keep our freedoms, our opportunities and our prosperity.  Barack Obama's presidency has had a deleterious effect on all three.

Right now there is an older woman speaking about how we need to "share, share, share, that we are our brother's keeper, blah blah blah."  Translation:  shut the hell up Republicans and hand over your wallets.


LD Jackson said...

I haven't bothered or dared to watch the DNC. Tonight was church night and I was otherwise occupied last night. I seriously doubt I will watch Obama's speech tomorrow night, as I know what he is going to say. Blah, blah, blah, I need another four years. Etc., etc., etc. Since there is not a chance I will be agreeing with him, I'll keep my blood pressure low and steady by not watching him tell us what is good for us.

Stogie Chomper said...

I understand the feeling Larry.

Me said...

It is more like losers-take-all which is why we are in this mess to begin with. The illegals coming into the country taking everything & BOTH parties allowing it. Those on welfare, food stamps, section 8 housing. These programs were hot around 40 yrs ago & this is what has changed. The Democrats know they can just keep allowing the losers into the country with no concern. The Repubs don't do a damn thing about it either. An amazing thing would be a party saying we are going to start taking care of Americans first. Shut the damn borders. Then start telling Americans they are going to work & strip the right to vote from ANYONE getting government assistance. You get off it, then you can vote, but you will pay back through an mandatory garnishment from your paycheck. You get two years on the system, that's it! You have another kid while you are on the system, you should be out.

Stogie Chomper said...

Good comments. I agree that the Republican Party isn't nearly conservative enough; they go along with the Dems too often because they are afraid of being called "racists" and because the Republican Establishment is really not very conservative philosophically. They all want power and too many are willing to sell their souls to get it.