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2012-12-28 Home Front: Politix
P.J. O'Rourke: Dear Mr. President, Zero-Sum Doesn't Add Up
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Posted by tipper 2012-12-28 04:10|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [283 views ]  Top

#1 Totalitarian regimes are more often than not, deeply rooted in fairness and equality. This one is no exception.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-28 04:30||   2012-12-28 04:30|| Front Page Top

#2 "In this zero-sum universe there is only so much happiness. The idea is that if we wipe the smile off the faces of people with prosperous businesses and successful careers, that will make the rest of us grin.

Mr. President, your entire campaign platform was redistribution. Take from the rich and give to the . . . Well, actually, you didn't mention the poor. What you talked and talked about was the middle class, something most well-off Americans consider themselves to be members of. So your plan is to take from the more rich and the more or less rich and give to the less rich, more or less. It is as if Robin Hood stole treasure from the Sheriff of Nottingham and bestowed it on the Deputy Sheriff."


This sums up the economic IQ of Obama supporters. Add to this the influence of NPR-listening pseudointellectuals in the social sphere and a little union thuggishness for muschles and you have the coalition that is now ruling the U.S.
Posted by no mo uro 2012-12-28 05:53||   2012-12-28 05:53|| Front Page Top

#3 On a similar theme of laughing at the morons of the left
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-12-28 07:13||   2012-12-28 07:13|| Front Page Top

#4 #1 Totalitarian regimes are more often than not, deeply rooted in fairness and equality. This one is no exception.

Throw in social justice, redistribution of income, control of the economy, destruction of education, and confiscation of firearms, and the little statist utopia nightmare is just about complete.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-12-28 09:45||   2012-12-28 09:45|| Front Page Top

#5 One might throw religion into the list also.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-12-28 09:46||   2012-12-28 09:46|| Front Page Top

#6 We may soon see how much of a "statist nightmare" they've brought us John. The market is off again for the 4th straight day. "The Hammmer" said last evening that this was "all part of the Obama plan". I believe him!
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-28 10:00||   2012-12-28 10:00|| Front Page Top

#7 Assuming it is the job of the president to solve problems.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-12-28 10:37||   2012-12-28 10:37|| Front Page Top

#8 Besoeker
The Stock "market" is a travesty of a market thanks to Bernanke and QE.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-12-28 10:37||   2012-12-28 10:37|| Front Page Top

#9 The deeper + worse the Anarchy, Chaos, + even Revolution, etc. the better for OWG NAU + ultimately the OWG.

"Justified" Socialism, Globalism, + inter/multi-State Dependencies, FOR COMMON OR SIMPLE SURVIVAL.

Thus, of course, as per FREEREPUBLIC the Bammer decided to give VPOTUS Biden + Fed workers a PAY RAISE - A SIGN OF ECONOMIC MORASS, TRAVAIL, + QUAGMIRE IFF THERE EVER WAS ONE!

The Fed got theirs - so where's the mighty $$$ rebate for the Mainstream???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-28 22:16||   2012-12-28 22:16|| Front Page Top

#10 E.G. WORLD NEWS > [Japan Times] TIME FOR JAPAN TOLET GO OF THE STATUS QUO, US LEADERSHIP EXPERT COUNSELS.

Dean Williams, Leadership lecturer + Public Policy Director of Harvard University's JFK School of Govt.

ARTIC > WILLIAMS = As "LEADERS", POLITICIANS NEED TO [Re-]LEARN TO DISAPPOINT PEOPLE, INTEAD OF TRYING TO CONSTANTLY PLEASE THEM, i.e. that its impossible to give them everything they want all the time.

As I like to say, "SMART" POLITICS IS NOT NECESSARILY OR ALWAYS "GOOD/PROPER" LEADERSHIP - UNDER THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES, IT CAN BE DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS TO ALL PARTIES.

So now we have the "fiscal cliff" where the only real GOP-DEM Plan is to increase the PorkZilla Spending the got us to the "fiscal cliff" in the first place, where Aunt Nancy - surprise, surprise - says to give the Bammer "UNLIMITED DEBT/SPENDING AUTHORITY".

Good for the OWG NAU + Trans + OWG + "post-US" wannabe Rising China, but not for mainstream Amerika.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-28 22:48||   2012-12-28 22:48|| Front Page Top

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