What does $1,605,000,000 get you in American politics? Little more than a continuation of the status quo and maybe, if you’re lucky, the ability to roll joints in the Southern Rockies. In an election where the potential for major shakeups was highly probable, most of us woke up Wednesday, rubbed our eyes and realized that Barack Obama won the electoral slug fest, the Democrats retained control of the Senate, and John Boehner will continue to be the butt of late night jokes.
According to the New York Times, it cost El Duce nearly $1,000,000,000 to remain in the Oval Office. Seems it would’ve been a lot more cost effective had he just publicly declared his closet dictatorship before the election process ever began. On the flip side Mitt Romney spent over $750,000,000, had the advantage in Super PAC spending and still saw his bid for the White House fall short of an electoral college victory.
Clearly, a cash influx was never the problem for either candidate. It would appear that messaging was the bigger problem. The electorate was presented with lofty soaring rhetoric about shared prosperity and they swooned..again. Mitt Romney lobbied for a return to traditional America and a majority of Americans decided they would rather closet the Norman Rockwell America in favor of an America that Vladimir Lenin would salivate over.
For all the media fuss over Super PACs and specifically the influence of “right wing” PACs on the election, the panic was misplaced. The media’s candidate of choice won re-election and now the honeymoon continues.
Just think of all the free condoms $1,605,000,000 could have bought.
In most forms of discourse, it’s understood that just because someone utters a statement does not mean that said statement is accurate or even truthful for that matter. Apparently this unwritten law does not apply to politics, specifically when a Democrat is composing the statement. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the floor of that very chamber this morning with the assertion that Mitt Romney failed to pay federal income taxes for an unspecific ten-year period. With no documentation and no proof to substantiate his erroneous claim, Reid trumpeted that “the word is out”. Yet, the “word” is complete here-say. Where did he get such information? Purportedly, someone from Bain Capital leaked this information to him. Who exactly? Reid’s not telling, at least not yet. Continue Reading
Edward Klein’s new book, The Amateur, (slated to debut at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List of June 3), provides valuable yet unsurprising insight into the world of Barack Obama and his tight inner circle. Using countless interviews with Obama acquaintances among others, Klein backs up all the allegations that have been hurled at the Dear Leader since his first days as president – mainly that he is an incompetent narcissist that ran a brilliant campaign but has no idea how to conduct himself as the leader of the free world. Continue Reading
For those of you who believe that global unrest is key to reshaping the political, social and economic structures in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere – you are mistaken. Raging against the “machine” is not only a misguided philosophy, it’s idiotic. Capitalism and free markets are not the reason the world is facing the problems it is today. Crony capitalism is what ails the world – a long with a host of accomplices. Chief among them are big, bloated governments here in the U.S. and across the pond. Continue Reading