Day: April 4, 2011

Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck: Total Phonies And Provocateurs By Their Own Admission!

It has long been known that conservative talk show hosts Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck of Fox News Channel and talk radio are total phonies and provocateurs, out to enrich themselves by being as outrageous and controversial as possible!

But one did not expect them to admit such, but this past Friday, Beck was a guest on O’Reilly’s show, with both commenting on Donald Trump’s demagoguery and need for constant attention.

O’Reilly said that what Trump did was what he and Beck had to do to draw an audience, be outrageous and provocateurs! Beck’s response was to give an all knowing hearty guffaw!

So both, without realizing it, were admitting they were phonies just out to earn millions of dollars by drawing audiences without having any facts in their presentations! Any intelligent person could see that, but a few million don’t see it, which is very sad and lame!

But the same can be said about Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, and all of the other conservative talk show hosts who enrich themselves by misleading the American people, and promoting division and hate, all in the name of being good American salesmen and capitalists!

In other words, they are all provocateurs, phonies, and demagogues!

April 4, 2011: The True Beginning Of The 2012 Presidential Election Campaign!

Today, April 4, 2011, will go down in history as the the true beginning of the 2012 Presidential campaign!

On this 43rd Anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, our first African American President, Barack Obama, announced his candidacy for a second term, in a You Tube video, and in emails to supporters.

Starting his campaign at the beginning of April allows early raising of campaign funds, with the estimate that Obama will raise a BILLION dollars, surpassing the three quarters of a billion dollars raised in 2008, an all time record!

The Republicans are hinting at running, but interestingly, no one has yet fully announced he or she is running, probably due to the reality that raising money to compete with Obama will be very difficult, and there are many doubts that anyone can realistically defeat Obama, with even the economy starting to improve noticeably, if slowly!

We will be witnessing a lot of demagoguery and silliness by the opposition party between now and November 6, 2012 but as long as Obama sticks to his basic message and works hard at his job, as he has done every day for over two years, the most challenging since the early years of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he will win re-election handily!

On The Way To Armageddon: April 8 or May 16?

The United States is on the way to Armageddon, in regards to the national budget, as the impending date of April 8 is coming upon us, whereby if there is no agreement on budget cuts, the federal government will, effectively, shut down, to the detriment of all of the American people!

Speaker of the House John Boehner is caving in to the Tea Party Movement members in his Republican Party, and refusing to compromise, with the Democrats agreeing to go more than half way, with $33 billion in cuts, as compared the GOP demand of $61 billion in cuts!

And the problem is that an even more dangerous deadline is brewing: six weeks from today, Monday, May 16, when if there is no action by both houses, the government’s debt limit will be reached, and without an extension of the debt limit, the national government will be in bankruptcy, unable to pay its bonds, likely to cause an economic disaster nationally and overseas, as the American economy and its reputation as good payers of debts will have been destroyed!

Do the Tea Party activists in both houses of Congress care about this? NO, and that includes Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, both reckless and irresponsible, along with many of their colleagues in both houses!

If either April 8 or May 16 lead to disaster, it will be the Republican party, not Barack Obama and the Democrats, who will ultimately be held responsible, just as they were in 1995 under Speaker Newt Gingrich, leading to the re-election of Bill Clinton, and the weakening of the GOP majority in both houses of Congress!

The Republican “Balanced Budget” Amendment Proposal: Preposterous As It Has Always Been!

The Republican Party is again out on a tear promoting a so called “Balanced Budget Amendment” to solve the future problem of national debt!

This idea has been promoted on and off since the 1980s as a solution to the growing national debt! It is as preposterous an idea now as it has always been!

It puts the federal government in a “strait jacket”, unable to react to economic collapse or foreign war! Just as no family can be certain as to their expenses in any calendar year due to unforeseen circumstances, the government also cannot possibly know ahead of time what the total government expenses will be!

The proposed amendment is just an excuse to avoid the ultimate responsibility of government beyond defense of the nation: to deal with the nation’s basic needs, domestic and foreign, through TAXATION, every person’s basic commitment as a citizen to pay taxes as part of their patriotic duty!

And just remember that it was under Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush that the national debt multiplied, with SEVEN TRILLION out of the $10 Trillion national debt in 2008 being due to Reagan ($2 trillion) and Bush ($5 trillion)!