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Incumbents, Words And Strange Things

May 28, 2010 by  

*3 down, 532 to go. It looks like it’s going to be a tough year for incumbents. And it’s about time. Conservatives in Utah said “no thanks” to Bob Bennett’s attempt to turn the Senate seat there into a lifetime sinecure. Democrats in Pennsylvania told Arlen Specter to return to private life, despite Barack Obama’s less-than-all-out endorsement. In Kentucky, Rand Paul overwhelmingly defeated the Republican establishment’s hand-picked nominee. So much for the media argument that the Tea Party movement is just a tiny, ineffective fringe. Go get ‘em, guys.

*Which words do you see more often? CNN contributor and Redstate.com blogger Erick Erickson says that the words “Islam” and “terrorism” are seldom used in the same news stories. On the other hand, he reports, “you’re more likely to see the words ‘racist’ and ‘Republican’ together in the newspapers these days.” And on TV, too, Mr. Erickson—including that most unbalanced network you work for, CNN.

*Some strange things up north. I’m just back from five days in Montreal where I was the emcee for an investment conference. It’s a gorgeous city, filled with history. But they sure do things differently up there. These stories appeared in one section of a newspaper on one day: When a woman was arrested for shooting her husband she said she was innocent of any wrongdoing… because she had mistaken him for a bear. Another woman is suing her cell phone company because her monthly bill (which her husband saw) listed all of her calls to her lover. And finally, officials in Ontario are asking for help in collecting unpaid parking tickets. Seems the municipality has more than $1 billion worth of outstanding tickets. Sure glad those kinds of things could never happen in this country, aren’t you?

—Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • s c

    What does it take for people to realize that an incumbent is a career politician? What does it take for people to realize that a career politician is someone who is opposed to making a constitutional republic work?
    What does it take for people to realize that taking refuge in the idea that ‘this’ party or ‘that’ party is good, but the other is always bad? NO politician can be allowed to get ‘comfortable’ in Washington. Let them earn minimum wage, and we’ll see how many line up to “serve” us.
    OUT with incumbents. OUT with party politics. Out with the status quo. OUT with behavior that destroys our republic from within and makes it possible for politicians to live like kings at our expense.

    • http://www.personalliberty.com David Johnston

      I cannot agree strongly enough with S C. Party politics – on both sides of the aisle – are corrupt and blind to the wants and needs of the country. We end up voting for the “lesser of two evils” almost every election. The one obvious answer is “Term Limits”, a concept that truly is becoming a need.

      Socialism is bad for the people subserviant to it; it encourages lack of responsibility; it encourages dependency; it encourages serfdom. No country has survived for long under Socialism and this country will be no exception. Bankruptcy is on the way and closing in fast!

  • John Wayne

    The American people spoke loudly November 2. There’s still a lot of housecleaning to go but we’ll ger it done in the next election. I agree with S C and David Johnston. Both sides of the aisle are corrupt and unworthy to serve.

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