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Can You Smell What Barack Is Cooking? President Evangelizes Liberalism To Latent Hispanic Voters On Texas Jobs Visit

May 10, 2013 by  

Can You Smell What Barack Is Cooking? President Evangelizes Liberalism To Latent Hispanic Voters On Texas Jobs Visit
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It requires generalization, assumption and condescending disdain to complete a circle of logic that presumes a lemming-like, groupthink mentality as a defining characteristic of all the members of an amorphous and diverse ethnic population.

So NPR stepped up and did a generalizing, assuming and condescending story Thursday on how, if President Barack Obama can start getting himself in front of the State’s Hispanic citizens, they’ll start voting more often. The presumptuous part is, of course, that they’ll vote Democratic and turn the political tide in Red Texas. The story doesn’t go into much detail about why that’s so. It’s just a simple fact mainstream media seems to take for granted.

Texas Governor Rick Perry was set to greet Obama in Austin Thursday, with the President hitting the Lone Star State as the first stop on his “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” economic pep rally tour.

The visit is ostensibly all about jobs and the economy, a way for Obama to refocus one of his key administrative ambitions after botching one hare-brained Congressional collaboration after another since the start 2013. But the Texas trip also gives the President a chance to extend the poison apple of liberal policy to what NPR portrayed as a massive segment of would-be voters in Texas that, if treated generally, hasn’t shown much interest in politics.

Ahead of his arrival in a low-regulation, pro-business State with an economy among the Nation’s strongest, the President had already signaled he’d follow his established pattern of co-opting others’ success and then flipping the script.

On Wednesday, Wayne Slater of The Dallas News succinctly forecast how Obama’s strategy would unfold:

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the president is traveling to Texas tomorrow because while there’s lots of gridlock and partisan infighting in Washington, the Lone Star State is home to the kind of economic growth Obama wants to highlight…

…Some words you’re likely to hear tomorrow in Texas: middle class, economic opportunity, education, jobs.

Some words you won’t hear: Battleground Texas, an effort by several Obama campaign veterans to relocate in the state and begin a project aimed at turning reliably Republican Texas blue.

“Obama lost Texas by more than 1 million votes last year. But Democrats believe their fortunes in the Lone Star State may soon change, thanks to demographics and a new organizational push,” offers NPR, quoting a political demographer who adds there’s “a lot of upside potential for the Latino vote.”

Why, for liberals, does that assumption persist?

Selling quick fixes, mediocrity and safety nets in a race-baiting perversion of the American dream does work — so long as the people who’re buying are uninformed.

The ambitions of generations of blacks in the U.S. have been squelched by liberals whose goal was never to stand to the side while the cream of humanity rose to the top, but to keep as many warm-bodied, functionally illiterate constituents as ignorant as possible, for as long as possible, through entitlements that exempted individuals from the real world; that exempted them from walking the arduous path toward a fundamental education; toward the job market; toward a free, self-willed and prosperous life.

No pain, no gain. And liberals love to take away the pain, to the absurd point of creating a second, parasitic fantasy world — one that feeds off the real one with which it’s become conjoined. Many of the black politicians who have helped carry out that mission were born into the liberal-led entitlement matrix of the post-Civil Rights era, and have never known life outside the bubble. Now they do their masters’ dirty work by proxy.

Don’t make the mistake of accepting that Hispanics who vote have no choice but to vote with liberals. That may one day prove true, from one end of the country to the other, but there’s absolutely nothing inevitable or predestined about it. The insidious liberal campaign to compartmentalize Hispanics into voter chattel isn’t as entrenched or opaque as the same effort among American blacks. And it doesn’t have to win out among Hispanic citizens who believe America is a place that’s supposed to give industrious and hardworking people a fair shot at a better life.

Just ask Texas’ own Ted Cruz.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Dragon 1

    As usual Obamma thinks he’s Master and Lord and everyone is going to follow him around like sheep. Wrong!! Most of the mexicans that have come to this United States are not as stupid as Obamma thinks. They left their country because of the same kind of BS that Obamma is trying to instill here on the populas of the American people.

    • Robbie

      One thing you are correct about is that Hispanics are not stupid. That may explain why they voted for President Obama to the tune of 90% or so.

      • Robbie

        Vote my comment down all you like but hyspanics voted for Obama to the tune of 90%. Self delusion will loose you the next election as well (but that’s fine by me).

        • Liberty Lover

          Stop being a “looser,” Robbie!

          • Jana

            LL,

            The funny thing is Robbie probably didn’t catch what you were even talking about. But a lot of us did.

          • Liberty Lover

            He didn’t wait long to prove your point, did he Jana! ;)

          • Robbie

            I can assure you that I am not a looser. 28 year veteren teacher and now a self employed businessman plus owner of 5 rental buildings, father of six and grandfather of 11 (with one on the way). Anyway, the election is now past and you have to get over the results before it gives you an ulcer.

          • Liberty Lover

            Some people just can’t be satirized, Robbie. I was teasing you over your spelling of the word “lose” (please consult a dictionary to verify that you can’t claim even a loose spelling of the word in the context of your comment). Now you tell us you are a “veteren” (sic) teacher of 28 years, tending to vindicate all of my negative comments on the state of American education. What amazed me in years of reading notes sent home by the teachers of my kids is that they seemed unaware of Spell Check. I do hope to have the luxury of getting over last November’s disastrous election results, but reports about efforts by DHS to become Obama’s SS troops cause me to wonder if that will ever be possible.

          • Robbie

            Thankx for the spellin lessen. I be more careful next time for sure. One thing tho which is that at lease I didn’t vote for that Sarah woman like you did “golly gosh gee you betcha”.

          • Liberty Lover

            Nice reply, Robbie (but for a grandfather of 11, don’t you think it might be time to drop the little-boy name form in favor of Robert or Rob?). I will gladly overlook a spelling handicap (even in a teacher) in a person who is able to laugh at himself. Incidentally, Obama also tends to drop his g’s depending on the audience. As for Sarah Palin, bet she could beat you in a spelling test (and an IQ test as well).

          • Robbie

            Poor old Sarah thought Africa was a country and that North Korea was our ally! Did you actually vote for her?

          • Liberty Lover

            No, I didn’t, but Africa doesn’t much concern me. Did you vote for the muslim America hater who thought we had 57 states in America (a mistake no 5th-grade real American would ever make)?

          • WTS/JAY

            Half-wit Obama was under the impression that the US comprised of 54 states. It would’t surprise me if the 90% of the latino-vote assume likewise. Duh!

          • Robbie

            Didn’t you ever have a slip of the tongue? From time to time even I call one or more of my sons by the wrong name. Obama has university degrees from the best schools in the world and is a Constitutional expert and taught law at the university level and was a lawyer. Problem with the likes of Sarah Palin is that she is a dope, a half term drop out, and a person with little or no knowledge on any subject other than the usefulness of push up bras and how they can effect the voting record of certain men.

          • Guest

            Have you visited all 57 states? Obama hasn’t yet!

          • WTS/JAY

            I’ll bet you miss the classroom, hey Wobbie? No doubt you felt like an intellectual-giant teaching 3rd grade, eh?

          • Robbie

            Actually I taught ancient and medieval history and the history of art to advanced high school students and having that “job” was the greatest honour anyone could have. In some ways I do miss the classroom because I learned so much as a result of the research I had to do in order to be prepared and creative but the amount of energy required is massive plus I’m more than happy to be doing what I am now doing. In any case I keep up with many of my former students (on FB and in person) many of whom are now in the 40’s and 50’s with children of their own. I feel badly that you have such a negative attitude about learning. The best solution for you would be to prepare yourself and seek a teaching position yourself so as to improve the profession. In fact I would urge you to do so although it would be a lot more difficult than just complaining about it.

          • Guest

            Love you liberals who make up your fantasy lives on the Internet. You’re all these super industrious , intellectuals who have multi talents and multi businesses and on and on. If you truly had these businesses and worked this hard you certainly wouldn’t vote for those who want to destroy you.

          • Robbie

            Fantasy life? Oh really? What was it about my brief bio that you do not believe? That a teacher could be good and enjoy his career and have made a positive difference? Of course nothing I said can be confirmed here so you are fee to conjure up whatever you like but what I find interesting is that your inability to relate to the life I only partly described – your lack of trust in what I wrote – may indicate a real lacking in your own life. And, by the way, being an intellectual, being educated, is not a liberal only thing. Many of my co-teachers were quite conservative especially in lifestyle and were great teachers also.

        • WTS/JAY

          The American left has followed a strategy since the passage of the Immigration Act of 1965 that aims “to dissolve the people and elect another.” The elite of the Democratic party decided at that time that the existing population was too white, too Christian, and essentially too conservative ever to permit the “fundamental transformation” they sought to make in American society. It has been their plan ever since then to import third-world populations, legally or illegally, that would vote for more handouts from government through taxation of “the rich” and redistribution. By deliberately engineering demographic change they have diluted the votes of people of old American stock, and this has indeed pushed our politics leftward, just as they intended. Any effort to resist this, such as state-level officials seeking to identify would-be voters and ascertain whether they are really entitled to vote, has been stigmatized as “racist” and met with every possible legal challenge. The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government. In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will register any voters, dead or alive, legal or illegal, who will then vote as many times as possible, in order to
          establish a “permanent progressive majority.” As two New York Democrats caught in a vote fraud scandal told police, “voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections…”

          • Robbie

            Since the beginning of time folks in any given generation have been sensitive to change and to they feel is a threat to their cherished way of life or values. I remember a quote from someone complaining about “youth today” being rude and disrespectful and uncaring about tradition. I hear the same views now from my own peers about kids and “outsiders” generally and I smile because that quote I just mentioned was from an Athenian man in the 5th. century B.C.

            The fact is that America is constantly changing. Although I am Canadian my forefather came from Europe and settled in America back in the 1880’s. They and I would now be considered “old stock” as you call it but when they arrived it was they who were the outsiders and I can assure you they were poor and different and looked down upon by those who were already there. Are you getting my point at all? America is a nation of immigrants and when a new plane load of hopeful people arrive from India or Ireland or Brazil they are simply the latest in a great American tradition. Keep in mind the the original “old stock” was from England mostly. Seems to me the Founding Fathers were all British. And they were not too worried about importing a whole lot of black Africans to do the menial labour of the day. I think they were called slaves and they were hardly “old stock”. Do you recall any of that from your history classes? It’s not quite as brutal these days but we are more than happy to get lots of folks from outside to do the lousy jobs like picking fruit etc and cleaning hospital bed pans but then when those folks want to vote for someone who cares for their welfare we get all upset about the loss of “old stock”! It’s actually quite unfair of you to hold this attitude and I hope you will change and e,brace all of your fellow Americans. You are in probably the most wonderful evolving nation on earth that has always been changing and will continue to do so. You are not a bunch of Brits running around wearing white wigs speaking middle English anymore.

        • Guest

          Then that means Hispanics are stupid, lazy and want to be on the dole just like every other idiot that voted for this loser. Just like you. Now run go get you an Obama phone.

        • ableton

          74 percent…it was the scobes that went over 90 percent.

      • WTS/JAY

        How do you catch wild pigs? You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

        • Robbie

          An interesting line of thought. I suppose mankind – or those who wanted to – could go back to hunting and gathering which was our ‘free’ way of life prior to the Neolithic Revolution. But life was rough back then what with living in caves and having to follow the wild herds for food and being very subject to whims of climate. Civilization changed all that and brought us laws and rules and order and government – the things you hate. As bad as that may be fact is we are mostly living longer than the hunters and gatherers and in rich countries like the U.S., Canada, Western Europe, Australia, Israel, Singapore etc. life is actually pretty good. And there are trade offs. For example one might not like having to pay for health care of some poor slob but then that poor slob cleans your toilet bowl and picks up your garbage and his son or daughter might end up looking after your bed pan when you are in a nursing home. So look at organized life from the good as well as the bad. Unless you want to leave for a dessert island and you can then forage for your own food and not have to depend on anyone else for anything. You see as soon as folks start to live together in a settled way laws and rules and restrictions to regulate various things have to be formulated. And that’s a good and necessary historical reality. Actually up here in Canada we happen to have folks who live in the far north. Some of them still try to live traditionally by hunting and fishing and whatnot and have far fewer legal restrictions than us southerners but I can assure you that their lifestyle is harsh and their life span much shorter than the rest of us who must ‘endure’ a more regulated society. Oh and up north the suicide rate is astronomical and they don’t get internet. But they are ‘free’.

          • WTS/JAY

            Oh, a Canuck. That would explain your intellectually-gnarled post, eh?

          • Robbie

            I’m sorry that you didn’t understand what I wrote. Golly gosh dernit. You betcha!

          • WTS/JAY

            That makes two of us!

          • Robbie

            Gee, did I hurt your feelings? Golly gosh dernit. You becha. Don’t you just love the way Sarah Palin speaks? All of the late night talk show comedians had such a ball with that dope. She was an almost endless font of comedy material. I miss her.

  • vietnamvet1971

    A jobs Pep Rally is all this Puke can do cause he sure knows NOTHING about economics, he just flies around like the “King” he thinks he is and we Peons should Bow down and kiss his feet, O’ Puke is a SICKO.

    • Robbie

      You need not bow down to your President but you really ought to come to terms with the fact that he was elected by a majority TWICE. Clearly you harbour a lot of anger over a smart black guy as President but you’ll do yourself a mental favour if you simply get over it.

      • KENYAN KRUSHER

        Being black has nothing to do with it, or Vietnamvet’s comments….the guy just sucks at his job…he is no leader or commander-in-chief, but a purely political animal!! He does not care one bit about you or anyone else, but himself & his anti-life, anti-God party!! A real leader would’ve said about Benghazi: “WE KILLED OSAMA & WE WILL KILL THE SOBs THAT DID THIS ATTACK” & not played politics with it!!! WAKE UP!!

        • Robbie

          Actually he did say they would go after those who were responsible for the attack. You weren’t listening or perhaps have forgotten. He didn’t use the term S.O.B. but then presidents tend to not use language like that.

          • Nadzieja Batki

            How do you believe that O will “go” after those responsible for the attack? Anoather thing, you are not privy to what language presidents tend to use.

          • Robbie

            Look at his comment as a kind of goal. Naturally the Americans have no legal standing in the justice affaires of another country but, then again, the President has indeed umpted off a few terrorists using drones and some of the guys he commands did knock off Osama Been Lying.

          • Jana

            But he didn’t!

          • http://www.facebook.com/baleisen B Alan Eisen

            How can he, a paranoid schitzo go after himself? He thinks that he is perfect. We are what is wrong! If he was the only person in a burning room and his cigarette was stuck in the curtains, he would blame somebody else.

          • Ted Crawford

            Well he also said he would half the debt and deficit during his first term didn’t he! It will be extremely difficult for him to locate these perpetrators, if he actually believes what he told us. He would clearly be looking in the wrong places for the wrong people in that case!

      • Ar

        Elected by a majority twice?? The only reason why he was elected twice is because of fraud. Why did so many counties come up with 100% or even a bigger percentage for him, and Romney not get a single vote? Doesn’t that strike you as being a little odd? Has nothing to do with the fact that he is black, or half-black, he is just an incompetent president and does NOT belong in the WH.

        • KENYAN KRUSHER

          Excellent points about fixing the elections, not hard to do in this day & age, especially with George Soros & his money behind you!!

        • Robbie

          It would be odd indeed if it were true. But it is not true. Counties where Romney did not get a single vote? Simply not true.

          • http://www.facebook.com/baleisen B Alan Eisen

            Forget counties where Romney didn’t get a single vote. Unimportant. When the voting numbers get over 90% its clear voter fraud. When you have OVER 100% votes the precinct needs to be negated. That is self admitted fraud!.

          • Robbie

            Please tell us even one county where this supposedly happened. Then I will check it out. If you do not reply then I’ll know your statement is the nonsense I think it is.

          • Ted Crawford

            While we are aware that it is highly unlikely for that to be true, they were, none the less reported that way! There were also several pricincts reporting 100+% of registered voters had voted, curiouser and curiouser

          • Robbie

            Also not true. Where do you get this nonsense. Every polling station has representatives from both parties watching over the voting and the counting.

        • Ted Crawford

          While there was, unquestionably, an enormous amount of voter fraud, there were three groups primarily responsible for Obama’s re-election; The Apathetic; The Petulant Idealist’s; The Religious Bigot’s!

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Robbie, kissing O’s hynie won’t endear you to O either.

        • Bob666

          There you go again Nads, were are the ad hominem police when we need them???

      • momo

        If he’s so smart how come the economy still sucks? Oh, right, its still Bush’s fault!

        • Robbie

          The economy has improved greatly since Obama took over . The entire world economy was on the brink of total disaster but that has been reversed, housing starts are up, unemployment is down, the dollar is strong, and the stock market breaks upward record almost every other day. So where do you get your information? Rush and the like? Try some reality based news stations.

          • Ted Crawford

            Surly you jest, to steal Bob’s phrase. Unemployment is down, however for every ONE job, even the part-time, low paying, temporary ones that are the bulk of them, THREE either fall off the back-end, are forced into early retirement or are successful at getting disability.
            Housing is being manipulated by Bernanke (QE – 3 forever), buying up every available mortage with his freshly printed money.
            The growth in the Stock Market is real, however it is concentrated in the large Multi-Nationals where the bulk(over 60%) of the growth is in overseas markets. Only about 37% of this growth translates to the American Economy!
            This Administration makes Enron look like rank amatures!

          • Robbie

            Well of course many jobs are low paying. The likes of you – and certainly the GOP leaders – are against raising the minimum wage even by .25 cents an hour. In fact for you getting rid of the minimum wage would be just fine. Then companies could pay folks at Chinese rates! You know, a dollar a hour. Ya, that’s the ticket!

          • Ted Crawford

            Well now that was unexpected. It could never have anything to do with Obama’s disengenuous policies. We’ve become very used, these past four and a half years, to It’s the Rebpulican’s, Conservative’s, Tea Party’s, Tsunami’s, ATM’s, Kiosk’s, Snowstorm’s, yada yada’s fault!

          • Robbie

            You mean it’s not?????

          • Jana

            Robbie, even at $15.00 an hour a part time job would not feed a family of four.
            Minimum wage is not supposed to be a what we end up with wage, it is a starting out with wage, and it is for the unskilled, usually teenagers. What is sad is when a person has to sink to go looking for a job that is for unskilled labor that only pays minimum wage. Not every job requires skills that should be paid high wages.
            If that is what someone finds him/herself in then take the job, go to a trade school and move on up. Or, this is what the Gov’t is there to help people with, temporarily, so they can move on up.

            Robbie, Thank you for being a gentleman so that we can have a normal decent conversation. It is appreciated.

          • Robbie

            An age old problem is how to decide what any particular job is worth. Some – historically – have suggested that everyone one – every last one of us – should be paid the exact same amount. Why, for example, should the head of an oil corporation who spends his day golfing and lunching with his peers be paid literally hundreds of millions of dollars a year whilst someone else gets minimum wage or less for cleaning bed pans and otherwise caring for the sick in a hospital? Why? Tell me why? Please. And while we’re at it how come someone who got lucky in Vegas and no longer even works gets better health care than someone who works two or three lowing paying jobs and can hardly feed his family? Why is that exactly? Just because we say so? Just because life is tough? Why?

          • Jana

            Robbie,

            *An age old problem is how to decide what any particular job is worth. Some – historically – have suggested that everyone one – every last one of us – should be paid the exact same amount*

            ANSWER: We don’t live in a communist state where everyone is paid the same. We live in America
            where we can strive to become what we want. If we were all paid the same amount where is the incentive to get ahead or try and accomplish anything? Why even try if it’s given to you? We already have that too much of that in the welfare group. Thankfully every once in a while you will see someone like Dr. Benjamin
            Carson who pulled himself up and out of that group. Why? Because he had the incentive to get out of that no win life style, and make his life mean something to himself and for himself.

            *Why, for example, should the head of an oil corporation who spends his day golfing and lunching with his peers be paid literally hundreds of millions of dollars a year whilst someone else gets minimum wage or less for cleaning bed pans and otherwise caring for the sick in a hospital? Why? Tell me why?*

            ANSWER: Some people have the great talent and ability to organize and motivate others. Some people have the ability to sell a product, some people have the ability to design a product, and then, some people have the ability to come up with a product in their mind but have no idea how to market this product. Even look at the different products. They all don’t cost the same. A pencil costs a few cents compared to a television.

            Look at the ants in the ground. Not all of the ants can be the queen ant, there has to be the worker ants.

            You ask about someone going to Vegas but what happens to these people that go to Vegas and win big? They usually go back and lose big too. How many of these people even have a happy family life? Not very many. Not even very many of the rich men or women have happy family lives, as they are always working or partying or having affairs.

            My husband and I have to save up to buy anything that we want or even need. But, we have a wonderful family life, with very good children. It isn’t perfect, we do have
            our disagreements, but we work them out. We are a close family and we have lots of love in our family and we have great communication.

            Life isn’t perfect, nor is it written anywhere that it’s
            supposed to be fair. We make our life happy or miserable, it is our choice. But hard work is a key.

          • Robbie

            I appreciate your posting. I’ve heard these arguments before, of course, but you have expressed them very well. One still unanswered question is why someone with money – perhaps won in Vegas – becomes entitled to better health care than someone who holds down 2 low paying jobs and can barely afford food for his family. What kind of heartless society allows that? I for one think of health care as a basic human right which is why I adore the Canadian and Israeli socialized health care systems. We think of hospitals and doctors in much the same way as we think of the fire dept. We all pay into the system via income taxes and when we get sick the hospital and staff are there for us just as we expect the fire dept. to arrive if our house catches fire. We in Canada simply do not think of hospitals and staff as if they are a business trying to squeeze every last nickle out of us if we become ill or are in an accident.

          • Jana

            That is very nice that you have such great medical care. Do you ever have to wait for surgery? If you need to have heart surgery do you have to wait for it? If you have to have gallbladder surgery do you have to wait for it or can you get it within a few days?
            What about brain surgery? I had a girlfriend who had a headache. They took her to the hospital and she had brain surgery the next day.
            I have heard that many in Canada come to the states to have serious surgeries. I am just asking here as I don’t know, and am not trying to be argumentative. All I am going by is what I have heard so I thought this would be a good time to get information from a good source.
            Thanks Robbie.

          • Robbie

            I can tell you that I recently had a heart attack at 3:00 A.M. I was in the hospital about 45 minutes later and a half hour after that was being operated on by a team of ten using equipment I never knew even existed. I was 5 days in hospital and have had three followup examinations by a cardiologist and 2 visits to my family doctor and 4 visits back at the hospital for various tests I need not describe here. I have had consultations since the episode with nurses and with a phamacist and with a nutritionist and a rehab person and, oh, two stress tests. Total cost to me – besides the $28 per month via income taxes – has been $45 (for the ambulance). I am on 6 different medications that do whatever they’re supposed to do and after I spend the first $100 the rest are free.

            Now, I do happen to live in a fairly big city and we have at least a dozen hospitals that are beyond compare. Do folks living in rural Saskatchewan get the same kind of care? Probably not but then folks in Des Moines don’t get the same care as folks in Boston. As far as I know all the provinces have air ambulances services (no charge) for folks in rural areas to be flown in for serious cases. Having a baby here with all the pre care, the delivery, and post care costs zero. In fact no medical procedure is charged to patients. Do we pay higher taxes than you do? For sure. But, trust me, you won’t find many in Canada complaining about that. We pay more for car or fire insurance that most people rarely need to depend on but most everyone gets sick at some point and often seriously so we generally love socialized medicine. As in Israel I might add which also covers dental care for for children. I have 11 grand kids and it would sure be nice to have dental covered.

            I have also heard that some Canadians go to the states for treatment but then some Americans come here. The Montreal Heart Institute hosts non Canadians all the time. The Shouldice Institute in Toronto offers specialized hernia treatment to a multitude of Americans especially from the midwest where such services are inferior. The Hospital for Sick Children caters to kids from all over and trains many American doctors especially in the field of juvenile facial reconstruction.

            Of course there are negative experiences as well but that is true in the states as well. Sometimes there are long waits in ER but then it is difficult to predict how busy an ER will be at any given time.

            I have spoken with many health professionals in the states over the years as I have an indigent brother-in-law in upstate New York who had to neglect his heath for years and ended up in hospital in New York City (at huge taxpayer expense – heart valve replacement!). Most of the medical folks in that hospital only wish you guys had a system as we do here.

            And so the other problem you folks have had is that so many – like my American brother-in-law – have had no coverage or coverage only when their conditions are so grave that they have to be taken in by an ER at massive expense. Taxpayers end up footing the bill anyway so why not have a universal health care system (Affordable Care Act for example) so that everyone can take advantage of preventative care which would be cheaper in the long run for everyone. Hospitals and medical staff are seen here as wonderful and noble and caring public servants much as we view and admire our brave firefighters and other first responders. We simply don’t think of illness or accident as things that others should make a fortune on.

            Oh, and in case you are worried about how doctors are doing under socialized medicine I can assure you that Canadian doctors do just fine. They have no accounts receivable problems because they are paid by the government for services rendered and the American phenomenon of suing for malpractice is not very prevalent here at all. We just don’t do that much in our culture. Doctors tend to live in the better parts of town and drive the most expensive cars. They are right up there in the income dept probably just under oil company executives and dentists.

            Have a great – and hopefully healthy – day.

          • Jana

            Thanks for the information and the perspective.

          • Bob666

            Ted,

            there is some reason to your statements, but I don’t totally agree with you. I invested heavily in Europe and Asian funds about fifteen years ago. The Asian funds have slowed but are still offering a fair return, but the European funds have tanked. My domestic mid caps and small caps have provided pretty good growth over the last five quarters and done almost as well as the large caps (where I agree with you 100%)

        • Bob666

          Yo Mo,
          Do you really believe that we would be in High Cotton had McCain been elected??
          Facts please……….

          • Jana

            NO! He is a Rhino! In fact there are a lot of liberal Republicans out there. That is why we don’t really have many choices between parties any more, if we ever really did.

          • Bob666

            Yo Jana,
            A couple of deep breaths-are we OK now?
            So by your reply, should your answer be we were screwed -Period?

          • Jana

            Oh, I didn’t know there was a problem. I thought we were ok.
            If you are talking about when you told me to lighten up, I think I have. I was trying to write like you and you made me realize I am not you, I am me. Thank you.

            And yes, we are all hit over the head by our so called leaders. they are supposed to represent us, but they actually don’t. They get elected, move to Washington, live in a bubble with the elite, then forget where they came from or who they really are. This is why they should not be allowed to make being a politician a lifelong career.

          • Bob666

            Jana,
            we are OK!-Really, we are. The economy would suck in 2012 no matter who won in 2008 and I feel pretty certain about that. The only difference would be the degree of how it sucks and even that would not have been significant.
            I did not vote for Obama, but I get both amused and tired of the same of the same old “obummer is responsible” day after day. You don’t solve a problem until you identify the problem and I have not found many people on this site who want to do that.

            Let’s blame “Obummer” is not a solution nor is let’s Blame “W”. The only difference between the two is that Obama has three years to do something positive, The epitaph has already been written for Bush.

        • Motov

          Yup and we are racists for speaking the truth,

      • vietnamvet1971

        Hey Robbie Boy tell you what since you Love that Muslim Black Liberal KISS his Butt for me and wipe off the Brown stuff unless you like it. NOPE do not hate The Puke just know that he is UNAMERICAN and a FAKE. SO enjoy your Boy president because he is nothing to me. I am over it But I will speak out against this Puke until he Leaves.

        • Robbie

          Great posting. This is probably the best example I’ve seen of authentic red neck ranting in a long time. Your allusion to fecal matter is choice. He may mean nothing to you but he is your President none the less and you will have to get over that. I can see how “over it” you claim to be based on how much anger you are exhibiting! Now you just have yourself a great day. Golly gosh dernit, you betch’.

          • vietnamvet1971

            sorry to ruffle your Feathers over your Dear Leader O’Puke like I said I have served my country and I know and can see a Fake / Fraud. Thanks for your comments we understand each other. I served so you can have your Opinion and tell people what you think. You sound like your Savior when he was Ranting about us “Christians” that hang on and Love our Guns & Bibles they set our country Free before and they will set it Free again.

          • Robbie

            I’m glad your Bible set you free. but do you actually believe in your Bible? that’s a trick question because I don’t think you do. you see your Bible and your Lord said to “resist NOT evil” and to love your enemy and be good to those who curse you and to pray for those who persecute you. And the Bible you claim to believe says that you must turn the other cheek to your enemy. So you have a big problem. when you were over in Nam you were shoot’in up the place and blowing things up. you did the exact OPPOSITE to what your Bible told you. How dare you go against the Bible? Have you no respect? For shame.

  • GRusling

    “Texas Democrats” aren’t as “progressive” as the Obama team assumes, and not nearly as stupid. It’s getting harder and harder to find people who will admit they EVER voted for Obama, because NOTHING he is doing or has done is helping the Texas economy. Rick Perry and Ted Cruz, on the other hand, are an entirely different story. It appears to me that Obama wasted his (our) money making a campaign trip to Austin…

    • John Cherish

      Ted Cruz for president in 2016, he has balls and is not afraid to use them even against the RINOS who would sell us out to the democrats If he doesn’t run republican in 2016 I hope he does run I personally would vote for him

      • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

        Dear John Cherish,

        You write: “Ted Cruz for president in 2016…” Ted Cruz is not a natural born citizen and not eligible to be President.

        Best wishes,
        Bob

        • Boring_Inc

          Neither was obama, but that didn’t stop him

          • Jana

            But Ted Cruz is honest, so he wouldn’t even try.

        • Ted Crawford

          Not so quick here Bob. While I don’t believe that Ted Cruz will run in 2016 and I’m equally aware that the following holds no Legal status, it does offer semi-governmental credence to the defination of “Natural Born”:
          “The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term “Natural Born” citizen means a person who is entitled to U.S. Citizenship “by birth” or “at birth”, either by being born “in” the United States and under it’s juristiction, even those born to alien parents, are citizens “by birth’ or “at birth’ and are considered “natural born”…” 2011 Congressional Research Service Report

          • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

            Dear Ted Crawford,

            You write: ” I’m equally aware that the following holds no Legal status, it does offer semi-governmental credence to the defination (sic) of “Natural Born” Surely you jest.

            Best wishes,
            Bob

          • Ted Crawford

            No ! Would you care to expand on your response?

  • KENYAN KRUSHER

    Let’s hope that same political paradigm exists about the Republican party always thinking they have the conservatives & anti-liberals vote in their pocket & that they will not start voting for Constitutional Libertarians like Ron & Rand Paul!!

  • rbrooks

    texas rely’s on low wages, with no benefits and minimal safety. with a large percentage of illegal immigrant labor.

    it is a heavily subsidized state. another of the red welfare states. take away all those federal dollars and watch what happens.

    • http://www.facebook.com/baleisen B Alan Eisen

      Most of that federal money is for Federal reservations. Mostly military. Take the money away. Let Texas be Texas. But don’t send welfare trash into it afterwards. They may not be welcome. Nobody owes you a living.

      • rbrooks

        all of the money i am discussing is going to the oil and gas companies & farm subsidies. take that money away. nobody owes you. keep your corporate welfare trash in texas. you support them.
        then texas can be the texas it really is.

    • Bob666

      Rbrooks,
      Having built run a business and having a high lack of tolerance for state or federal regulation, I believe that Texas may be a bit light on regulation. Looking at the explosion of the fertilizer plant there, They (the owner) had a bare minimum liability insurance of one Million dollars and that explosion has cost in excess of 500 million dollars of damage. who picks up that tab???

      Again, I dislike regulations that stifle business, but one million in Liability insurance on a plant that handles explosives like this is irresponsible!
      Deep in the heart of Texas.

      • Jana

        Hey Bob, did you see that they have arrested someone (a supposed first responder) who had the makings of a pipe bomb in his possession and the more that is coming out the more ominous it is looking. They found more stuff in his house. Ouch for this man.

        It’s a wonder the Insurance Company would have let them get away with such little insurance. Something doesn’t add up here.

        BTW I have a cousin that lives in West, Texas and she of course had to leave for 5 days. When she got home her house had been burgled.

        • Bob666

          Jana,,

          many states set a minimum insurance amount for companies to insure at depending on the type of facility they have. They got by with the minimum amount and that is my point about Texas.

          I did hear about a suspect and it will be interesting to see how that unfolds

  • Liberty Lover

    Hey, only seems fair to invite TX Hispanics onto the Great Democrat Plantation where the only action you need to take to support yourself and your family is to vote Democrat at every opportunity!

    • Jana

      I was sorry to see Obama come to Texas. All that happens is the traffic becomes worse because he is here.

      If he was really here to see why businesses were making it here in Texas, it was so he could corrupt them and find out how to make them fail. I just don’t have and trust of this man Obama.

      • Motov

        Are you sure Obozo is a man?

        • Jana

          Why do you ask this, because of his gay days?

          • Motov

            No, because of his perpetual lies, The charlatan would be better off selling VooDoo dolls in his home country of Kenya.

          • Bob666

            Motov,
            what color is the sky in “Motov Land”?

          • Motov

            That’s a secret, If I tell you Obozo will find a way to tax it

          • Bob666

            Well Motov,
            if it looks like Motov, and smells like Motov, then it must really be Motov.

          • Motov

            As far as I know I’m the only one .

    • Robbie

      People vote for the party or candidate they feel will represent them best. That how the American system works. Most people could not really relate to the multi millionaire Mitt Romney. Obama said he would promote proper health care for all Americans and bring the troops home whilst Mitt built an elevator in one of his homes for his cars! Mitt claimed he was against the medical system he set up in his own state and he praised Israel’s socialized medical care when he was there yet knocked it when he got home. The GOP really has to find candidates who are not clowns.

      • Liberty Lover

        No argument from me, Robbie, especially if you include in your comment “represent them best” the notion of giving them the most. For an intelligent American, elections are almost always about choosing the lesser of alternative evils. I’m not a member of the GOP, and I understand how easy (and justifiable) it is to mock etch-a-sketch Romney, but the fact remains that he was a businessman of proven competence who campaigned on generally conservative principles while Obama has given us exactly what we should have expected from a lazy drug-addled anti-American community organizer.

        • Robbie

          Being a business man is not a very good reason to vote someone in as President. A country can not be run like a business nor should it be. In a business you may fire people who do not carry their weight. You simply can not do that in a country.

          • Liberty Lover

            You highlighted one of the huge problems of bureaucratic government, Robbie. Unfortunately, you came down on the wrong side of it. In business, companies and people that “do not carry their weight” disappear from the economic landscape. In government, they call for higher taxes. I assume from your comment that you believe a career as America-hating community organizer IS a good reason for making someone President. Obama was the least qualified candidate ever to run for President. All he offered was a teleprompter-dependent message of outright lies and deceptions to an audience he knew was desperate for a message (however false) of “hope and change.” The man has never been more than a lying charlatan.

          • Robbie

            The stats indicate that most Americans are not carrying their weight. Most are just getting by and many can barely survive at all. Something like 85% of the national wealth is in the hands of 2 or 3 % of the population. I guess – like a good company man – we should “fire” the 97 to 98% of the population. Anyone who can’t reach the top should just be dumped into the ocean. Get rid of all the riff raff. (By the way just about every political speech by ANY politician is with the aid of a teleprompter. Poor old George could hardly get a sentence out even WITH one.

          • WTS/JAY

            Robbie: The stats indicate that most Americans are not carrying their weight. Most are just getting by and many can barely survive at all. Something like 85% of the national wealth is in the hands of 2 or 3 % of the population.

            The same can be said of Canadians…most Canadians are not carrying their weight. Most are just getting by and many can barely survive at all. Another words, Wobbie, your country SUCKS just as bad!

          • Jana

            Neither can you give everyone food stamps and free housing like Obama wants to do. Someone has to pay for it, and those who are able to work should work.
            No one should get a free ride just because they are lazy. The only ones who truly deserve a ” hand out” are the disabled. Others at times do need a ” hand up” but it should be for a limited time.
            Now we are advertising in Mexico how to get free housing and food stamps over here in our country.
            Maybe we did need a good business man to run our country. Having a community organizer sure isn’t cutting it.

          • Bob666

            Jana,
            I am curious, Why do you feel that Obama wants to give everyone food stamps and free housing?

          • Jana

            Because that is what he is doing. Now we are advertising in Mexico how to get free housing and food stamps over here in our country.
            Of course not everyone, but as many as will hold out their hands. And, as we have talked about it isn’t just Obama. It is now even anyone in power. Bigger Gov’t. is all they want to keep their jobs.

          • Bob666

            Not sure that I agree with you on this Jana.
            You don’t have to sell me on big government and the albatross it has/can become. And with out doubt there is a segment of our society that was created by a well intentioned, but dysfunctional welfare system.

            But the 47% numbers don’t add up and Obama has not bought anyone. The economic mess that we are in started before you and I had ever heard the name Obama.

            I know a lot of people, many of them are wealthy and on the other end of the spectrum, many are not. I know many in the construction industry that are just starting to find employment after being out of work for two to four years. Many of them are over fifty years old and that age group has become the newest group in poverty.

          • Jana

            Sorry, Yesterday all I had was about 5 minutes to talk. My family was coming over for Mother’s Day.
            I am talking about advertising in Mexico on how to come over here and get on food stamps and get free housing. I am talking about advertising in the colonias (I live in Texas and hear about it all the time) about how these people need to sign up for food stamps. In fact we even received some information at our farm in the mail for signing up for food stamps and asking if we needed help financially.
            We should have kept it but we tore it up and threw it out.
            A lot of people aren’t aware that there is such a big push on the advertising for all of this governmental free stuff. No, it didn’t just start with Obama. This is why I said it is with anyone in power. Dems or Repubs. I don’t like it, nor do I approve. However they didn’t ask for my approval, they just push this forward.

          • Bob666

            Yo Jana,
            Happy belated Mothers Day-the most under paid job in the world. I need to look into this as I have never heard this before.

          • Jana

            Thank you.
            Yes, look into it. It is totally disgusting, and if you find out what we can do abut it let me know, I am in.

        • Motov

          Romney was more like Obozo-lite, same crap just packaged differently, GOP missed their chance when they snubbed Ron Paul, The Constitution worked great for this country for years, it is timeless and need no tinkering. They chose BIG government over a constitutional government, so this is the real reason the GOP lost. Both parties are like passengers aboard the Titanic having a grand time at our expense and reality is about to strike. Obozo is a the wheel and will soon discover BIG governments will cost more than any can afford

  • FreedomFighter

    Communist always try to appeal the ignorant, young, uneducated and the mentally slow, anyone else knows its all a lie.

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • Bob666

      If that were true, I believe that your portrait would reside between Mao Zedong & Karl Marx down in Cuba.

      Ordo ab Chao

  • jzandensky

    O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd.
    O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd.
    O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd.
    O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd. O the turd.
    Festering pile of excrement defiling liberty loving Americans everywhere.

    • Liberty2012

      Jerk!
      [c] can’t
      [u] understand
      [n] normal
      [t] thinking

  • me

    get a democratc goverment and after a couple of years it will be in the same mess as califonia. over the years the democaratic party is looking really bad at running stares. liberalism is a failed thing to have. owebunhole is really proving it.

  • ONTIME

    So he is telling a group of people who left a socialist country to come to this one he is trying to corrupt to help him finish the job and keep their lives in misery intact…….This frigging uncredentialed jerk is a lost cause…

  • Motov

    It never ceases to amaze me how one politician can get away with so much.

    From the fraudulent documentation he produced, to the illegal power grabs, his incessant lies, and the recent “election” (if you can call it such), It is unbelievable he is not sitting in a maximum security cell.

    What is even more unbelievable, is how people think this charlatan is out to save our country, when everything he has done has impeded recovery, and is leading us to destruction.

    Obozo makes Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter look good.
    Government has become the unstoppable Beast (Like Godzilla destroying Tokyo) We must band together and stop this insanity.

  • Liberty2012

    The name of this website should be changed to “The Right-Wing Whiners & Complainers Who Hate People With Dark Skin”.

  • securityman

    hey robbie, you don’t even live in this country, say why are you weighing in on the side of an idiot that is trying to repress us like you are repressed. but then you have never had the freedoms that we enjoy here in the U.S. have you. canada would be an easy country to enslave with people like you in it. you have no apptitude for freedom at all. just the thought of having to think on your own or protect yourself is probably a scary thing for you. so why don’t you not downgrade the ones of us who love freedom.i have fought for this country. can you say the same? i really doubt it !!!!!!!!

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