Friday, July 30, 2010

Drain the freakin' Swamp, Nancy!!

Remember when Nancy Pelosi promised to "drain the swamp" of corruption. Well, the swamp is alive and expanding every day. Charlie Rangel is yet another Democrat that does not believe laws were meant for the ruling class. He is charged with 13 ethics violations, some of which might land us ordinary folks behind bars. But not Charlie, he is a leftist hero. He even has a monument built in honor of himself paid for with taxpayer dollars.

When challenged about this ridiculous waste of our money and the audacity to build a library and education center at a university named for a sitting Congress critter, himself no less, this is how he responded:

"I would have a problem if you did it, because I don't think that you've been around long enough that having your name on something to inspire a building like this in a school."

So, if you are able to gerrymander a district, get elected, feed at the government trough for 40 years, break laws with impunity, THEN you have the right to waste taxpayer dollars on yourself. Got it!

A man with even the slightest bit of integrity would have long ago resigned in shame. But when you have Nancy and the rest of Democrats flying cover, you are able to disregard the law with impunity. It would be nice to think that Rangel is the exception, but he is in fact the poster child with what is wrong in Washington. A bunch of fat cat crooks that think and act like they are royalty - completely above the law.

And a final thought, remember this gem from our beloved Speaker Pelosi in 2006?

"The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history,"

Since Nancy is as much a part of the swamp as anyone else with a 'D' next to their name, I guess we will have to drain it ourselves in November.

Summer of corruption: The enablers of Charlie Rangel

PS - As I was adding labels for this post I found it amusing that whenever I use Democrats as a tag, I almost always have to add corruption and typical liberal behavior.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

An Elite Speaks...

In discussing Sarah Palin's comments regarding the horrific decision to build a trophy mosque next to the 9/11 site, Ross Baker a "political scientist" from Rutgers had this to say:

The Washington elite has had more experience than the general public in spotting phonies and opportunists who line their pockets by feeding raw meat to gullible people.

There is so much wrong with that sentence I don't know where to start. The "Washington Elite" couldn't spot a phony if they stared into a mirror all day. Phonies and opportunists are what has made a mess of our Federal government. Insider deals, corruption, favoritism, cronyism make DC "work." And the Democrat machine has become experts at selling their crap to "gullible people" for decades. How's that war on poverty going? Have we won it yet? Did you plug that hole daddy? Can I really keep my doctor and health care under Obamacare? Are those borders really more secure than ever?

You know there was an earthquake in Washington DC a short time ago. And even though I would not want anyone to lose their life or get hurt, it does bring me some satisfaction to know that if the earth suddenly swallowed DC, America would keep humming along and be more prosperous than ever. Washington elites need us. But we don't need them.

The Ruling Class...

This is an excerpt from an article in American Spectator. It is a little lengthy, but an excellent analysis of the country at present and the forces that oppose freedom.

The ruling class's appetite for deference, power, and perks grows. The country class disrespects its rulers, wants to curtail their power and reduce their perks. The ruling class wears on its sleeve the view that the rest of Americans are racist, greedy, and above all stupid. The country class is ever more convinced that our rulers are corrupt, malevolent, and inept. The rulers want the ruled to shut up and obey. The ruled want self-governance. The clash between the two is about which side's vision of itself and of the other is right and which is wrong. Because each side -- especially the ruling class -- embodies its views on the issues, concessions by one side to another on any issue tend to discredit that side's view of itself. One side or the other will prevail. The clash is as sure and momentous as its outcome is unpredictable.

The "country class" are the millions of Americans who go to work, create jobs/wealth, pay taxes and otherwise make the country work. Without the support of these people, the ruling class is doomed. Unfortunately, the ruling class exists in both parties. While the Republicans will occasionally find a Reagan that believes in and supports freedom, he will be surrounded by others who disagree - who are eager to grow the government and their own interests.

In the 18th century, Patriots stood up to a distant government that ruled against the will of the people. They were raising taxes, passing onerous regulations, and constantly infringing on personal liberty. In short, England was not behaving responsibly. Is Washington in 2010 that much different? We have a Federal government suing Arizona for merely trying to stop the flood of illegal immigration that is bankrupting the state and is a source of increasingly violent crime. We have a POTUS destroying the oil industry in the Gulf by Presidential decree, even after the courts have struck down previous attempts at this gross overreach. We have an unconstitutional takeover of health care and nationalization of automobile manufacturers. Is this what our Founders imagined when they declared their independence and formed this nation?

This next election is an important step to bringing sanity back to Washington and reinstating our Founding Father's correct notion of limited government. Let's make it happen.