Category Archives: Ron Paul

What Obama Never Understood

Barack Obama has spent the past six years struggling to get the American people to support his ideas. From day one of his administration the President has never displayed a sense of American history since he has never provided evidence that he studied the actions of prior presidents who confronted severe economic problems. Newt Gingrich recently stated that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the best political leader of the twentieth century. Does anyone ever recall any statement by Barack Obama about how FDR handled the economic crisis we know as the Depression? Since Obama never learned anything from Roosevelt it is clear that his actions have resulted in giving Republicans control of large sectors of our political scene. So, what could he have done to avoid this calamity?

First, Obama could have grasped that a recession impacts all sectors of society. The person who lacks a job, the person whose wages are down, business leaders, small town people, young men and women. In other words, it is just as important as addressing banking and Wall Street issues as it is to meet the needs of those in pain and increasing poverty. FDR waited two years before pushing through Social Security while Barack Obama made health care the MOST important issue. Obama now talks about free community college programs but there was not a single program for young people in 2009! He now talks about infrastructure programs but this was not a focus in 2009.

FDR’s program addressed farmers, unemployed people, young people, reform of banking and Wall Street, women and children. He included the elderly in various relief programs but did not make his entire program based on their needs. During a Depression, leaders must address the IMMEDIATE needs of a wide spectrum of people, not just health care. For example, Obama lost the support of young people who had been enthusiastic about his candidacy. He never did anything about Student Debt! During the past election, students just ignored him. Why support someone who bailed out the banks but never bailed them out when they confronted student debt? He never bailed out people who watched their homes decline in wealth. But, he did bail out General Motors.

Barack Obama lacked any program that would meet the needs of ALL Americans. He focused upon Wall Street, he focused upon Banks, but nothing was offered to those who lacked wealth. THAT is the reason why Republicans won in Congressional elections in 2010 and 2014!

State Of The Union Not Universally Greeted

President Barack Obama gave a speech before members of the United States Congress and he apparently failed to gain support for his ideas from members of the body. Most Republicans are very upset because the dude from Africa did not get on his knees and promise to obey the dictates of Republican leaders. Most were furious because at no time during his speech did the President admit his party had lost the past election and they had won it. After all, if your party wins an election the other party should at least admit defeat and promise to do what you desire. After all, after Obama won the 2008 election, members of the Republican party met to plan how they would obstruct anything this man desired. There were no words about, “we lost the election so now we have to cooperate with the party that won it.” The fury of Republican complaints about the speech are simply ludicrous given the history of refusal on the part of that party to cooperate about anything during the past six years!

Oh, Senator Marco Rubio went into another of his angry outbursts about extending diplomatic relations with Cuba. After all, if a policy that has been in place for seventy years and has failed to change the government of Cuba it is certainly no time to make changes. All Marco wants is another seventy years of failure. OK the speech is finished, there was absolutely not way that anything stated by the President would have resulted in compliments from his opponents. Of course, if he had gone to his knees and promised to do what they said, most probably Republicans would have blasted him for not being humble enough.

The speech is over and it is time to begin the gridlock of doing nothing.

By the way, fewer than 40% of Americans actually voted in the past election. So, there is NO evidence “the American people support the Republican party.”

Karl Marx Was Right!

The demise of the Soviet Union led most people to conclude the ideas of Karl Marx were wrong for the world. A brutal dictatorship which murdered millions of innocent people and stifled any ability of people to inhabit a world of ideas resulted in few accepting the precepts of Karl Marx. First of all, Marx never urged establishment of a leadership that killed members of the working class nor did he urge gulags and death camps for poor people. The society created by Joseph Stalin was NEVER the dream of Karl Marx. Unfortunately, the ideas of Marx were never followed by those who claimed to be his intellectual children. Let’s examine the record of what Karl Marx actually DID say:

1. He forecast that wealthy capitalists would dominate the economic life of society. FACT: The latest count is that 1% of the wealthiest humans have more wealth than the other 99%.

2. He predicted the gradual economic decline of the middle class. This is exactly what is happening in capitalist societies whether they be the United States of America or Greece.

3. He predicted that workers would feel alienated from their daily work. They would cease having pride in what they do. Just ask those working in fast food places or those in a part time job.

4. He predicted that religion would be an opiate that blinds people from reality. Check your daily newspaper or web site for confirmation of what he said.

5. He predicted that wealthy people would control government. Anyone who disagrees?

Karl Marx urged a society in which there was distribution of wealth based upon the principle of “from each according to his ability.” Sounds good to me!

Gun Rights For Kids!

I admit my frustration with the current leadership of the National Rifle Association. I assumed those leading this great American institution would support the rights of Americans to possess a weapon of their choice. I was shocked and amazed when police in Evansville, Indiana took away a gun from an American citizen and there was not a word of protest from the NRA! A mother in that town who is divorced and going steady with Michael Barnes, a God fearing wonderful son of America, decided that her two year old son was ready to play with guns. So, he had the boy place a 40 caliber gun in his mouth. Remember, it is NEVER too early to get our red blooded boys familiar with the working of a gun. OK, so Michael has committed a few robberies, so did many great American gun heroes like Dillinger or Jesse James.

What is so wrong with allowing a two year old to play with a gun? Once he understands that guns are great to suck on, the next step is he will be ready to fire this weapon of love. So, where is the NRA on this issue? We need to rewrite the 2nd Amendment to read: “Every American citizen from birth on has the right to defend him or herself with a weapon of their choice!

Je Suis Fred, I Been Hacked

Sorry for not being around the past few weeks but someone decided that my blog was bothering them. Had to get some techs to get me back on line. I have no idea who is angry at me, but I am damned proud that someone is furious at what I write. Anyway, the world goes on and so do I. At age 84 my life experience is that anything can happen and the only response is to smile and simply go on with your life.

1. I have been called a “self hating Jew” by some Jews.

2. I have been told by some Muslims that I insult the Prophet.

3. I have been told that I am a Communist.

4. I have been told that I am a Socialist–actually, this is who I am.

5. I do not know any Republican who likes me. Well, this proves that I am doing something right in my life.

On with the show of life in all its absurdity!

Republicans Are Just Republicans

Well, the RepublicanParty is back on top and in charge of our legislature. It has been a few years since this group of outstanding political leaders are in a position that enables them to take responsibility for what happens in the United States of America. I am able to accurately predict the future of what will occur this year:

1. President Obama will ask Congress to fund the cost of community college education.

2. The Republican party will deny this request on grounds that when they were going to college no one paid the cost of their tuition.

3. We can expect Ted Cruz to filibuster against what Ted Cruz voted for the day before.

4. President Obama will urge some sort of tax increase which will lead Democrats on Wall Street to complain that Adolf Hitler is back in power and seeking to murder all Jews.

5. John Boehner will have a heart attack on the floor of the House of Representatives after engaging in a conversation with Tea Party members. He just cannot handle being called a “Communist.”

6. Mitch McConnell will smile which will cause the members of the Senate to fall asleep.

7. The US Congress will set a record for the most laws passed that were denied due to a veto.

8. Oh, Michelle Obama will urge Congressmen to change their diets and eat more salads.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Australia, Canberra Times: “No Clues As To Air Asia Crash”

Has anyone checked into who are the pilots for these planes?

USA, NY Post: “Police Praise Well Behaved Crowds”

Now, all we need are well behaved police.

China, China Daily: “Should China Ban Christmas?”

I would check this action out with Santa.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Radio Show For Deaf People”

I just can’t hear this happening.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Oil Glut”

Time for Republicans to push for new oil pipe lines

Fights I Would Love To Observe

The other day while having a cup of coffee my mind wandered into fantasy and I pondered fights that I would love to witness.

1. Sarah Palin vis Vladimir Putin in a wrestling match.

2. John Boehner vs Mitch McConnell is a fight over which one can utter the most platitudes.

3. Ted Cruz vs Rush Limbaugh in a contest as to who can shit the most.

4. Marco Rubio vs any Castro brother in speeches as to who best loves Cuba.

5. Fox News commentators vs a machine that contains factual information.

6. Pope Francis vs a right wing Cardinal in a praying duel as to who best represents what God desires.

7. Harvad law student Barack Obama vs an old fashioned political boss debating how to reach the average American.

8. ISIS vs al-Qaeda in a shooting match for who is the best terrorist.

Bibi Netanyahu Is One Tough Dude!

Let me make clear that the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinians is the result of missed opportunities by both Arab nations, Palestinian leaders and heads of the Israel government. ALL sides in t his conflict come close to an agreement and then walk away for one reason or another. No one in the Middle East has clean hands. But, this is the current reality: Israel has the power to reach an agreement, and the Palestinian Authority must be strong in order to respond to proposals for resolution of the conflict. Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has decided to play the hate card in order to prove to Israelis that he is a strong man who does not bow before adversity. His government announced that it would not provide the Palestinian Authority of tax revenues which means this government would be out $127 million in order to run the society over which in theory it governs. Israel President Reuven Rivlin attempted to make clear that for the safety of Israel, the “Palestinian Authority must remain functioning.” The United States State Department “conveyed to the Israelis that freezing tax revenues is an action that raises tensions.”

What would occur if the Palestinian Authority ceased to exist?

1. Israel would be responsible for the daily government of this area.

2. Palestinians would, de facto, become part of Israel. Does this mean they would have the right to vote?

A Palestine without its own government is the nightmare of Israel! Wake up Israelis to reality!

Jeb Bush–Fighting Moderate?

It is now clear that former Governor Jeb Bush will seek the nomination of the Republican party for the presidency in 2016. He already is being hailed as a fighting “moderate” in contrast to the loonies like Huckabee or Palin or Perry or the ever shouting Ted Cruz who has absolutely no idea about how to create a modern economy. So, let us examine the record of this “Moderate.”

As Governor of Florida:

1. He backed the “right to life” program including issuing license plates with that expression.

2. He created “faith based” prisons in which inmates could pray for salvation.

3. He eliminated race or gender as factors in admission to colleges.

4. He supported any and all gun laws including the right to “stand-your-ground.

5. He cut taxes which meant less money for schools or the poor.

6. He cut Medicaid support.

7. Of course, he opposed health care programs.

8. He supported evaluating schools based on test scores.

Yep, this is a fighting MODERATE!