The Republicans are cheesed off at Biden laughing at them not because he called them out on their lying -- they're proud of that -- but because he made Ryan a laughing stock.Nothing deflates a bully more than making fun of them.
Good Monday morning, SFDB readers.Imagine how he must behave in private If the Vice President can only scoff with repeated serial laughter and denigrating condescension publicly every time his opposition is speaking. This reaffirms the inability of the President of Senate and the President's chief surrogate to work with Congress to produce results oriented legislative accomplishment that induces the expansion of the private sector economy (not government) that provides for everyone.This seemingly purposeful disengagement is not only a dereliction of duty domestically, but is compounded by a refusal to meet as American statesmen with any foreign leaders at the 2012 United Nations General Assembly, but while in New York City can find time to appear for an hour on a lady's television chat show and another gig at a NYC late night comedy show seeking popularity and celebrity.This lack of productive seriousness towards the high office they hold during these difficult times at home, and an increasingly dangerous world abroad simply cannot win in the greater American marketplace of ideas.Far too many Democrats remain in a delusional state after four years supporting a false leadership indisputably failed by the numbers:Four years ago there were 4.073 Democrats in the 50 state legislatures, today 3,319.Four years ago there were 29 Democrat Governors of the 50 states, today only 20,257 Democrats in the U.S. House, today only 190,56 in the U.S. Senate, today 51, with loss of control likely with so many seats to defend.Further still, –A President who not only diminishes his party but the very prospects for a recovering economy with policies that work contrary to development of our vast energy resources for an expanding economy and tax base with the compelled closure of dozens of coal mines and coal fired electric plants and the diminishing number of oil and gas permits both on and off shore resulting in higher energy costs including the doubling of the most important metric without which you cannot fuel a recovery: $4 gasoline.–A President publicly mocking and denigrating as not smarter or harder working business owners and shopkeepers all across this country who are not large corporations that employ 20% of private sector employees, but provide work for the other 80%,Because long ago they worked longer hours, sacrificed, saved and invested in themselves to start a business seeking a better future for themselves and their own and today struggle just to stay solvent in business in an economy not expanding,These same people many working seven days a week to provide regular and recurring payrolls, the very backbone of our economy paying a slew of taxes and fees to provide for all those roads and bridges our collectivist President claims we are so beholden to while providing tomorrow's prosperity he seeks to redistribute today.This administration will be defeated simply because it must be defeated.I have no television in my home here. I listen on the radio to WDNA Jazz, Nat'l Public Radio, and C-SPAN. I subscribe to The Miami Herald and The Wall Street Journal since the 1980s.You can read my published commentaries in the Herald's Readers' Forum including the passing of Neil Armstrong here:http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/05/2986520/americas-zenith.htmlFor those South Floridians who have work or been able to find work, you have a good, healthy and productive week.–Carlos Lumpuy, Monday 15 October 2012.
Let me know when you get to the 2nd video above, Carlos. Sounds like the Republican Party is going to mop the floor on November 6th. So relax as we get ready for a repeat of 2000-2008.Those were the days, Carlos, weren't they?Give me a few paragraphs on the accomplishments of George W. Bush and the Republican Party, circa 2008.Right after you're totally finished with telling us how bad a job Obama is doing in cleaning up their mess, of course..
"This administration will be defeated simply because it must be defeated."This nicely sums up the vapidity of your commentary while effectively reducing the empty rhetoric to a single sentence. More, please.
Oh, and Carlos, don't try to paint yourself as anything other than a right wing hack that spends way too much time dropping wingnut comments around the 'net.Like listening to NPR or WDNA (Jazz, no less!!!) makes you some kind of fair and balanced moderate..
Good afternoon,As requested, a few paragraphs on 2008:Based on a false premise, the short writing and ubiquitous soundbites of returning to the failed policies of the past are so easy and so evidently untrue.The best housing program ever created was the Barnett Bank twenty year four per cent home loan.There were no thirty year mortgages prior to the mid 1970‘s. Nearly all home loans were efficiently and soundly unwritten by private banks and savings and loans taking on all the risk taking and recourse and holding all the notes of twenty years max in what used to be the private sector residential mortgage market.Prospective homeowners that didn’t qualify often sought and obtained secondary financing through mortgage brokers charging much higher interest rates, points and fees and which over many years became a much larger sub prime market with unscrupulous underwriting practices that degenerated as low as “stated income” with little or no verification.Unable to compete, banks and savings loans joined with the mortgage brokers in originating loans, no longer holding the notes but dumping all the risk taking and recourse of these mortgages upon government agencies (FHA, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae) which created the thirty year mortgage willing to take on all risk almost limitlessly resulting in an avalanche of mortgages with unscrupulous documentation in its perversion of compassion and fiscal irresponsibility.Over time, filling the file became routine and the underwriting, appraisals and documentation behind each note became increasingly unreliable, less than solid creating increased prices year after year.Then came the government’s SEC allowing lenders to pool these government backed mortgages into packages of securitized instruments, sell them to increasingly clueless investors the world over and calling them mortgage backed securities backed by the US government.The vicious and deceitful cycle created by government’s intrusion and take over of the home mortgage industry with government now holding more than half of all mortgages, created artificial and unsustainable escalating prices.The government created bust, what I call the Great Real Estate Bust of 2008 and the severe devaluation of real property all of us continue to suffer through, is proof positive that risk taking and recourse must remain in the private sector.The bubble burst in 2008 and the subsequent financial collapse would have happened no matter who was in the White House four years ago this month and provided the window with which the current inexperienced President to be elected with Senator John McCain receiving a yet remarkable 46% of the vote considering the economic situation four years ago this month.Anyhow, I read last week how a record had been set without any commentaries on this blog for so long and so I wrote, including a seasonal commentary on how South Floridians can have their own colorful Autumn color by cultivating Red Maples (Acer Rubrum variety), and some legitimate criticism of the Vice President. There’s no insulting any writer or reader of SFDB in my writing, nothing personal.Yet that’s mostly the response given in reply:“lying” “projection” “smelling salts for your vapours” “hack” “wingnut”And that I “dream watching Fox News.” When I write that I listen to the radio even that is ridiculed, sadly so serial, cynical “Jazz, no less!!!” and seemingly with relish.Some people when confronted with the truth articulated presented, react so virulently intolerant of any coherent opposing view, they resort to personal insults, sadly and so disappointingly invite no alternative views, revealing a lot more than the defense of the indefensible that only diminish themselves. I'm reminded of Proverbs 29:9 and 16:22 I wrote earlier.Perhaps it has to do with the few number of commentaries on this blog, A regional diary, the apolitical posts of which I truly enjoy reading regularly.Sincerely,–Carlos Lumpuy, Monday 15 October 2012.
Carlos...you have your views and I have mine. In reviewing your far right commentary at other locations on the web, it's apparent that we're not going to convince each other to change those views. So let's stop wasting each others time, shall we?Thanks..
Carlos, why don't you get your own blog? You obviously have a lot to say.
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