//lnkd.in/d8xDYPi: when I read the headline my immediate thought was, “okay… so who prosecutes Congress when they mislead us?”
I understand the process with procedures exist. However, when KNOW we are constantly being handed a bucket of manure, but our mounting frustration as a nation is our impotence in holding leaders accountable.
“Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be fired and prosecuted for lying to Congress about the National Security Agency’s widespread surveillance activities, Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R) told the Hill. Sensenbrenner was…”
me thinks Thomas Jefferson would be rolling in his grave so feverishly the earth may well spin-off it’s axis. its enough to make Ayn Rand proud, and validate Atlas Shrugged.
you really need to know your super heroes to fully appreciate this.
I’ll acknowledge that Jon Stewart is well and ably supported by terrific team of comedy writers… but, Barack Obama only has his hapless Executive Staff. since the Martian Manhunter is a bit of a rogue player, that means Stewart’s team could be the Justice League. so, this is a good opportunity to suggest Jon Stewart throw his hat in the ring for Presidency representing the common sense party.
the American people would not have Obamacare on their hands (obvious point aside) if Jon Stewart exercised “executive” authority and anecdotal hilarity.
“Jon Stewart obliterated the corporation loophole on Wednesday night’s “Daily Show,” where huge institutions pay severe sums of settlement money, but avoid admitting wrongdoing, and no decision makers go to jail. In the most recent egregious…”.
I’ll add to Mr. Barbour’s musings that Obama, by design, probably wants to be amongst the “once percent” of Americans still standing when he is finished laying waste to both the Constitution and our national identity – and, the economy.
the full story… or, at least part of the background, is under way and in-the-making. so, consider this a backdrop…
former Mississippi Governor (and unrepentant rascal, to be certain) Haley Barbour was holding court at a private party before the Republican National Committee Sunday, where he called President Barack Obama “a one percenter,” and urged a group of conservative bloggers to rally behind Mitt Romney even though he’s “not perfect”.
“We’ve got two guys running for president, by the way, who are both very rich. Each one of them is in the top one percent in the United States.” Barbour said during an event for the National Bloggers Club in Tampa. “Both of them are one percenters. And in fairness, both of them made their own money. Romney made his by winning the confidence of people who invested their money. …Obama made his money writing two books about himself. He’s a one percenter! …Which one do you figure is going to do a better job of getting our economy going in the right direction?”
indeed, both men are in the “top one percent” of income earners, although Romney’s net worth is about twenty times greater than Obama’s (based on public information). Romney and Obama are worth around $200 million and $12 million, respectively.
NOTE: this view of what might define a “one percenter” is not the same as that outlined by Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead. so, you probably won’t hear Obama ask, “who is John Galt?”.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate has brought new attention to philosopher Ayn Rand. Paul Ryan says as a young man he was inspired by Ayn Rand’s writing. in her novels Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, she described the virtues of private enterprise and the evils of government. those ideas evidently resonate with Ryan. in a campaign video from 2009 he said, “Ayn Rand more than anyone else did a fantastic job of explaining the morality of capitalism, the morality of individualism, and this to me is what matters most.” that said, Ayn Rand was also an atheist, and Paul Ryan has clearly distanced himself from Rand’s religious views (Obama just comes across as Godless, and more so a deist). but, under any circumstances Ayn Rand’s thinking is all the more relevant and remains an intriguing figure in American political thought.
during his talk, Barbour also argued that conservatives need to look past Romney’s moderate record as governor of Massachusetts.
“Mitt Romney’s not as conservative as I am. It’s a fact,” Barbour said. “But the difference between him and Obama in terms of their vision, their plan, their policies, their belief in the history and the fundamental principles of America are the greatest difference of any two presidential candidates in my lifetime. …It behooves us to make sure Romney wins.”
so… while I stand unconvinced that we should vote for Mitt Romney simply on Barbour’s endorsement, his logic is awkward but oddly relevant.
my sense of Romney is that he is a tried-and-true businessman that will make it his business to get our country on a path of best-practices. however, my gut and observation thus far, is that Obama is interested in what is best for Obama.
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