View From A Terrorist

27 Sep

I am fully prepared to embrace the label of terrorist as the President’s right hand man Dan Pfeiffer called me, and other conservatives yesterday, which is quite a departure from the civility lecture Obama gave the nation in 2011 – just saying, but if this is where he wants to go, then bring it on. What has prompted the apoplectic reaction from the administration is the fact that someone finally has the chutzpah to challenge the “dictator in chief” and is demanding concessions for his debt ceiling increase request and the need for yet another CR. Let’s not forget that in 2008, Obama called Bush’s request for a debt ceiling increase a sign of failed leadership, and I couldn’t agree more. Obama has failed the leadership test here and abroad as Putin is clearly demonstrating. If Democrats want another debt ceiling increase, then it comes at a cost – spending and growth reforms need to be put in place. Let’s further scale down the rate of growth and let’s put in place some real policies that will ignite the economy; mainly energy development policies. Has anyone seen what is going on in North Dakota lately? We can not continue to just raise the debt ceiling and conduct business as usual, that is the definition of insanity, and the President’s intransigent posture is hurting this country.

Re: the CR, yesterday, the incredibly annoying Harry Reid said that Cruz’s filibuster was just a waste of time in getting a CR passed. Really? October 1 comes around every year, and Harry Reid knew full well what needed to be done, yet he and everyone else took their 5 week vacation in August. Talk about a waste of time, and a waste of flesh that is Harry Reid. Cruz’s filibuster has helped bring to light my objection, and many other conservatives objection to this atrocity that is Obamacare, and when people like Dan Pfeiffer choose to call representatives like Cruz a terrorist, he is directly calling me that as well, and I don’t appreciate it. In fact, it makes me want to fight, and fight hard, which I plan to do, and which many conservatives are now planning to do as well. This reaction is also coming from the establishment of the compliant GOP, who have never represented people like me in the first place, so I think many of them are in for a rude awakening. Over the last five years, this President has been anything but civil to them as has his lap dog media, and unfortunately we had sheep in people like McCain and Harkin who would stand and take the abuse hoping to just be like and invited to the next cocktail party but there is a new invigorated brand of conservatives, i.e.: terrorists, who do not care if anyone “likes us”, and who are tired of watching this country decline while elitist politicians dither. The fact that we are even talking about another “continuing resolution” is a clear and unavoidable sign that this current government has failed. We can not operate this country on six month CR’s, we need to more responsible with our money and run this country like a business, not a daycare. It’s time that we have adult like conversations about policy and dispense with the child like conversations about personalities.


Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Big Government, Conservative Thought


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23 responses to “View From A Terrorist

  1. Jake Goldblum

    September 27, 2013 at 8:59 am

    i am going to take the bait. What is ted cruz solution to obama care. health cost has sky rocketed not because of Obama care but because there is fundamental problem in health care industry. I dont think looking at insurance companies across the state is going to make that big of difference but society and doctors are better off with everyone getting paid instead of having insured people go bankrupt. There are a lot of good things with obama care such as increasing the age you can keep your kid on the insurance and you cannot deny someone insurance. Also in many ways the tax is a good thing because most people have to be insured. It was a waste of time because republicans do not have a solution for it. Health care should not be about making money. I get the best health care in the world because half of my friends are doctors and can prescribe me without doctors visit. Most people are not that blessed

    • Cluster

      September 27, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Glad you asked.

      And don’t forget, as of 2009, 80% of Americans had health insurance that they were happy with, so the solution was to take care of the 20% minority, not to completely revamp the entire system. And why shouldn’t health care be about making money? Do you want a minimum wage doctor? And what would prompt someone to go through grueling medical school, and equally brutal internship, just to make a livable wage? Liberals have a weird obsession with profit.

  2. mitchethekid

    September 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

    AHC hasn’t started yet so it doesn’t make sense to claim that it’s a failure. The right despises it on principle. Simply because it exists. Cruz, and those like him simply aren’t satisfied with divide and conquer, they want to divide and destroy. But like all bullies, they’ve gone to far and are destroying themselves.

    • cluster

      September 27, 2013 at 9:15 am

      I hope it is the end of days for the GOP as it has been over the last few years, and that is what troubles liberals. Democrats love people like McCain and Harkin because they are absolute wimps and just want to be “liked”. Liberals know that they can bully people like McCain and get away with it. Fuck that. After being called a terrorist, I do now want to destroy the current Democratic leadership of Obama and Reid, because if you haven’t noticed, things aren’t going all too well.

      • mitchethekid

        September 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

        Well the right certainly isn’t helping!

  3. Jake Goldblum

    September 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

    doctors will never make minimum wage and are very valuable. On the other hand we need to limit the maximum punitive damage penalty which are plaguing doctors right now and upping their cost. One of my friend’s fathers who is doctor hires someone all day to fight the insurance company and fight the law suits that are coming in.

    Also the reason health care should not be a profitable business is because it is actually in the business to make life and death decisions for people. You are worried about death panels and that is what health insurance has become for many Americans.

    • cluster

      September 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Tort reform!! That wont happen though. Do you know how much money trial lawyers give to the Democrats? A LOT. That’s why tort reform was not part of the ACA.

  4. cluster

    September 27, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Chris Hayes with MSNBC is a terrorist! Who knew? Actually, I agree 100% with Chris, hence my post:

    CHRIS HAYES: You know, the most powerful thing a person can do is say “no.” And the most powerful moments of social resistance we’ve seen, that have given birth to the greatest progress we’ve seen, are people who somehow, whether it’s Rosa Parks in the bus, or a striking worker on the picket line, people who have somehow found this inner courage and peace to be able to look power in the eye and say “no.” And when that courage is shown, everything afterwards changes.

    • mitchethekid

      September 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      And the Senate said “no!” Things progress. But the uber hard core right wing wants to regress. And they are willing to destroy the government if they don’t get their own way. So yes, saying no is very powerful except the right has been saying no for almost 5 yrs now. And in the process all they have accomplished is to destroy themselves. Reagan would be ashamed.
      You said McCain et al are wimps and yet all Cruz and Lee are interested in is themselves and TV cameras. They could care less about good governance. Hell, Cruz has no respect for the legislative process! He claimed that Communists have infiltrated Harvard! He must be channeling Allen West who, BTW just got “released” from Pajama Media for calling a colleague a JAP. Maybe he’s on to something there, Marx was a Jew as well.
      Lets transition to the unstable half-wit from Alaska. The other night she was stabbing sharp pencils in her eyes and ears screaming about socialized medicine and what a hero Cruz is. And this hypocrite of unmatched proportions RECEIVES FREE HEALTH CARE!! That’s right boys and girls Free. I guess she thinks her stink smells like freedom. She’s free alright, free of sanity or able to speak in coherent sentences.
      My prediction is that once AHC actually starts and people find out that it works and they like it, it will be forever more difficult for the right to scare people about a fictional monster hiding under our beds with a syringe and a death certificate. Autographed by Obama himself.

      • Cluster

        September 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm

        They could care less about good governance. Hell, Cruz has no respect for the legislative process!

        That’s a good conversation to have. Is good governance and respect for the legislative process passing legislation on pure partisan votes, after cutting sweetheart deals with a few reluctant Senators, and then forcing it onto the American public after giving big corporations and federal employees exemptions? Is that what qualifies now as “respecting the legislative process”?

        How about upping the debt ceiling sans any concessions after accumulating nearly $8 trillion in debt over the last four years – is that what qualifies now as “good governance”? How about the decline in average family incomes? How about the persistent high unemployment, particularly in the black community? How about an historically low labor participation rate? How about QE1, QE2, etc.? How about operating the government from CR to CR? Are these examples of good governance?

        The cloture vote was a forgone conclusion, and what the elitist oligarchs just told you is that they expect you to comply to the same program that they just gave themselves, their staff, and big corporations a pass on. Next, they will find a way to exempt big labor, because the unions ain’t happy. So that should make you feel real good.

      • mitchethekid

        September 27, 2013 at 2:03 pm

        No, it doesn’t. 1941 directed by Steven Spielberg would make me happy. Except Happy is my younger sisters nickname, so we have that to deal with. Passing legislation on partisan votes? Surely you jest. There is an element of partisanship in all votes. The RWNJ are having this hissy fit not over what’s in the best interests of America but because they hate Obama personally and deeply resent what he represents. Change for the better. Look at it like a birth. Sometimes one needs an OB to perform a C section. The process might be bloody, time consuming and difficult but in the end one has a happy (not my sister) healthy smiling baby.
        The debt is decreasing and some pundits claim it’s falling to fast. (And furious!) The decline in family incomes? Turn to the right and look. Oh my! It’s those dastardly 47%’ers. Lets just ship the jobs overseas and then, after we’ve destroyed the middle class by removing as many regulations as we can, driven by the profit motive, take away SNAP because as we all know, the 47% are just lazy drug addled good for nothings.
        I think you have glossed over the actual meaning of the debt ceiling. It’s not more spending (by tax and spend Democrats) it’s honoring our previous financial obligations! But hey! We have a hostage to take. The very government we were elected to operate and manage.
        What we are witnessing is an implosion of the Republican Party, led by the decreasingly unpopular Tea Party.

        You know, it’s a good thing we started this blog. Otherwise we’d be saddling up. Looking for Cochise.

  5. Jake Goldblum

    September 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

    i agree tort reform is a big problem in this country. For my wife it is hard to find a good OB because most of them have been sued out of state and it cost too much. WHen you put a child up there on the stand it is cuter than the average OB and the jury just eats it up.

  6. watsonthethird

    September 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Cruz’s filibuster has helped bring to light my objection, and many other conservatives objection to this atrocity that is Obamacare

    Well, first of all, it wasn’t a filibuster at all. But which part helped bring to light your objection? Was it his reading of Green Eggs And Ham? Equating the acceptance of the reality of ACA to Chamberlain appeasing Hitler? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

  7. meursault1942

    September 27, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Jonathan Chait points out the obvious: Republicans are using hostage-taking tactics to get their agenda enacted because they failed to win the necessary elections to get their agenda enacted.

    The progression of events begins with a dynamic I described in a print piece at the beginning of 2012 – conservatives had come to regard the 2012 race as their last chance to win an election as authentic conservatives against a rising Democratic majority. Since their crushing defeat, they have ignored the task of refurbishing the party’s national appeal for its next national electoral bid, and instead have recommitted themselves to waging increasingly millenarian confrontations from their existing red state power base in Congress.

    Most of us expected, at some level, that the election would cool the right’s apocalyptic fervor. Instead, the opposite has occurred. Paul Ryan candidly explained the calculation: “The reason this debt limit fight is different is, we don’t have an election around the corner where we feel we are going to win and fix it ourselves. We are stuck with this government another three years.” This is a remarkable confession. Republicans need to compel Obama to accept their agenda, not in spite of the fact that the voters rejected it at the polls but precisely for that reason.

    The exhaustion of electoral channels against Obama has spurred the party to seize power through non-electoral channels. Their opening demand that Obama sign Mitt Romney’s entire economic plan into law in return for avoiding a debt default, while historically bizarre, followed perfectly from their legislative strategy this year.

    House Republicans decided back in January to boycott any negotiations with Obama over fiscal policy. They presented this at the time as a desire to return to “regular order,” with negotiations between the House and Senate, but eventually decided to boycott those, too. The entire House Republican strategy is premised on using threats to leverage unilateral concessions from the Democrats.

    The fact that Republicans are framing the raising of the debt ceiling as a “concession” on their part certainly bears out his observation.

    It’s funny that when Republicans were the majority party, their retort to Democrats was, “If you want to get what you want, win some elections.” Now the Republicans are demanding that they get everything they want without having to win elections.

    Meanwhile, the Economist–no liberal rag, that–<a href=""illustrates the GOP's foolishness with a thought experiment: “Instead of demanding that Congress raise the debt ceiling, or demanding that it eliminate the debt ceiling, Barack Obama should threaten to veto any increase in the debt ceiling unless Congress goes along with his demands,” the point being that “if one accepts that opposition to raising the debt ceiling has some political colouration, that colouration can just as easily be liberal (taxes on the wealthy are too low) as conservative (government spending is too high).”

    Somehow, I doubt the GOP’s apocalyptic nihilists would actually get the point, though.

    • meursault1942

      September 27, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Damn, screwed up the HTML for the Economist link. Here it is.

      • watsonthethird

        September 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm

        I also like how cluster characterizes the debt ceiling increase as Obama’s debt ceiling increase, or the Democrat’s increase. I can’t think of another time in my life-time in which you’ve had such a nihilistic group of elected representatives. Do we just have to wait it out until they go down in flames? I notice that public support for the Tea Party continues to dwindle. Maybe they figure if they’re gonna go down, they’re gonna take everybody else with them. That seems to be cluster’s view as an admitted economic terrorist.

      • Cluster

        September 28, 2013 at 5:36 am

        You know Watson, the economy I promote is found in North Dakota at the present time. Beginning wage at the local walmart is $17/hr, truck drivers are knocking down $80K- $100K a year, and unemployment is about 3%. But if you want to stick with the idiot in the White House that complains about everything, blames everyone else, has a stagnant economy with high unemployment and low wages, and is forcing you into an inferior health care system, well then so be it.

        It defies common sense but good luck with it.

      • watsonthethird

        September 28, 2013 at 10:58 am

        And why do you think the “economy you promote” is found in North Dakota? Do you think that if Michigan just does what North Dakota does, then magically the Detroit Walmarts will start paying $17/hr for entry level work?

        Oh, I get it. Each state needs to create a gigantic underground source of oil and the problem is solved. Why didn’t President Obama think of that?

  8. Cluster

    September 28, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Well the President sets to spending priorities, right? It’s Congress’s job to allocate the money, so when there is no more money to meet the priorities, they need to increase the debt limit – hence Obama’s debt ceiling increase, of which Obama himself called unpatriotic when it was politically convenient proving that he his really a complete asshole. But good news, Obama tells us that increasing the debt limit won’t increase the debt, proving he is a completely stupid asshole too.

    I am kind of with Daniel Henninger on this one:

    Look I am just trying to save you guys from yourselves. Obamacare is an amazingly unfair, overly bureaucratic system that will collapse under its own incompetent weight, and any layman can see that. It’s hard for me to believe that you guys actually buy into this ruse where young people who can’t find jobs are now forced to pay for my medical care, where depending on who you are you are given an exemption, and where millions of people will still be left uninsured.

    I guess my question is, is when was the day that you all sold your soul to a group of elitist millionaires that promise to take care of you? It’s embarrassing. You all just fall for the empty rhetoric, and failed promises of a group of people that could not care less about you. Stop, please while you have the chance.

  9. Cluster

    September 28, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Hey good news though to all you guys. JayZ, Alicia Keys and Oprah are going to promote the new healthcare law! How cool is that?? Those guys really know what is best for you, so listen up and sign up!!!

  10. Cluster

    September 28, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Liberals are hilarious, and honestly I can’t make this shit up. Here’s liberal rodeo clown Ed Schultz advocating that unions should be exempt from Obamacare:

    Schultz: They believed the president that you can keep it. You can keep it. And eventually their rates will come down. See, this is dealing with an agree-, the unions are a little, uh, toasty under the collar about Obamacare, not willing to throw the baby out with the bathwater. But they believe that what they negotiated for should not be affected at all, and I go along with that! That’s the private sector at work. That’s freedom. And I think that there’s an easy solution to this as I see it. All the administration has to do is say, OK, if you’re in organized labor in this country, you’ve got your own exchange. Go do your deal. I mean, that’s the best way to do it. It’s the absolute best way to do it. And right now the benefit, the negotiated benefit in many contracts for union workers in this country is so good, it puts them into an area where they may end up paying a little bit of tax on it. Well, that’s not good! But that’s fixable. That is very fixable.

    I predicted earlier that Obama will make another exemption for labor, so that day is soon to come. So let’s recap – federal officials and employees got a pass, big corporations got a pass and now labor will get their pass, so it will just be us rubes that are subject to the really, really good health insurance program that JayZ promotes!! Fuckin awesome!

    • watsonthethird

      September 28, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Well, Ed Schultz _is_ a bit of a rodeo clown.

  11. kmgtwo

    September 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I guess we’re even since a Republican compared Democratic supporters of the ACA to the terrorists who brought down Flight 93.

    I’m kinda new at this. Just how strong should my outrage be? I want to make sure I’m doing it right.

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