Friday, August 31, 2012

Random Reflections on the GOP and Democratic National Conventions

Here are my random reflections from the GOP and Democratic National Conventions

I have none.

I did not watch the GOP Convention on TV, and out of a spirit of equal time will not watch the Democratic Convention.

The mainstream media, out of a capitalistic, free market, profit maximizing mentality has decided to no longer cover the conventions gavel to gavel. In essence only a few hours of key speeches, mainly from the Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees are covered live. 

Ironic that the mainstream reporters and commentators, who are overwhelmingly anti-business, work for capitalistic institutions!

If you want the real deal you need to watch FoxNews or a few other cable channels. which will even replay the live broadcasts. FoxNews incidentally had higher viewership than the major networks.

Anything worthwhile can be immediately downloaded on the internet today.

The networks are big with commentary on what they didn’t broadcast, which is analogous to Attorney General Eric Holder proclaiming Arizona’s SB 1070 to be unconstitutional without having read the statute, or then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi telling Congress, reporters and the American people that we have to approve ObamaCare to find out what’s in the Act.

I did not watch the GOP Convention because the Die is already cast in the election.

Either the American people will vote for jobs or for unsustainable government benefits.

Most Americans have made up their mind. Whether or not they are honest with pollsters is irrelevant. Whether or not pollsters over or under sample Democrats or Republicans or likely to vote voters is irrelevant.

Americans know how they are going to vote.

Even a blizzard on election day will not keep anti-Obama Americans from the polls.

That is the President’s problem this time. He had the enthusiasm four years ago. He was the shining beacon of light Americans were drawn to. He was the hope and change of the future. He was the unifying force in America.

Now he’s simply a failure, a beaten down failure, attempting to scare Americans into voting for him by demonizing his opponents. His speeches are heard for what they are - beautifully delivered vacuous words and passages. The more he communicates, the more he sounds like a broken record. We now recognize, as Gertrude Stein once famously said of Oakland “There is no there, there.”

Clint Eastwood portrayed the President as an empty chair, a metaphor for an empty suit.

"Yes, we can" became "No we can't and didn't."

President obama's opponents, the American people, have the enthusiasm this year, as they did in 2010.

James Carville coined the phrase for President Clinton “It’s the economy, stupid.” Governor Romney essentially revised it to “It’s jobs, stupid.”

Not even a Missouri Senate candidate will turn this election into one on social issues. It's JOBS!

President Obama is avidly courting the youth vote, especially college students. The young are historically more liberal and idealistic than their elders, and hence drawn to Democratic candidates..

Even today’s youth have to understand that they have only a 50% chance of obtaining a job upon graduation in President Obama’s economy.

Students are not stupid; neither are the American people.

President Lincoln, also from Illinois, famously said “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.”

Of course, if the American voters decide they prefer government benefits to jobs, they will soon learn they will have neither, just like Greece.

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