The following article is authored by Autographed Letter Signed, guest commentator, “Bellamags”. A good friend that I met through Little Green Footballs. Please join me in welcoming her:
I am relatively new to the media driven soap opera called politics. When Afrocity asked me to be a guest contributor on her blog, I had an idea and began writing. The political landscape had changed so much in only two days after I began research, my original topic had become obsolete at almost the same rate as every electronics purchase I have made over the past year.
I began to realize that while working 60 fruitless hours a week at my now economically challenged small business the only way I would produce a relevant article in the time frame I have available is if I kept it less current and more “general”. Sooooooo here it is.
After the 9-11 Islamic terror attack on the World Trade Center, my eyes were opened to the blatant liberal media bias and was informed that Fox News was the only news station that wasn’t. I couldn’t believe it. Katie Couric was a liberal? Who knew? From that point on, I became a Fox news junkie and watched as much as I could. One segment in particular peaked my interest. Fox interviewed two gentleman from the blog article in Littlegreenfootballs after the Dan Rather “memogate” scandal.
This memo claimed George W. Bush a liar with regards to his service in the military. This particular blog proved that the font, Times New Roman, used in the memo was not available in 1973, the date the memo was supposedly written, falsifying the information and proving the memo a fraud. Littlgreenfootballs now calls this the “throbbing memo” because of the flashing graphic which shows the forged memo superimposed over the “new“ memo typed by the bloggers. I thought “how cool a couple of regular guys at home on their computers figured this out” and my curiosity about these bloggers grew from there. I wanted to be a part of this pajama sleuth crew and joined the blog immediately. I believe this blog is fair and has many contributors of varying political persuasions and orientations.
We have become sort of a family on the blog and many of us lizards (the pet name we have given each other) have become “friends” of sorts. Understandably, the author of the bog has forbidden the divulgence of personal information over the blog for obvious reasons. I am sure there are several liberal lunatics of the Michael Moore persuasion sitting at their computers watching, waiting, foaming at the mouth for some scrap of information that will give them the opportunity to pounce on one of us “eeeevil Neo-Con’s”.
My personal opinion on this: “Come and get me @x#$!! and say hello to my little friend”.
Several of us lizards decided to join a social networking site as a “safer” way to get to know one another without using the blog for personal chitchat and other less important issues.
For me, that’s when the real fun started.
I was amazed at the number of my family members and long lost friends already on this particular networking site. Before I knew it, my friend count was way up over one hundred. This is no magical feat, for I have friends that have friend counts over one thousand. Some of my liberal family members have friend requested me on this site and I have accepted because I love and miss them and want to have more regular communication with them. I am sure they had no idea my political persuasion and did not realize the level of passion I have for it. Most of my status updates and posts on my page are political. This is precisely the reason I joined the site. I should have warned them.
My posts regularly reveal stupid moves the senate, congress or the Obama administration have made. Almost immediately, I will get a comment from one of my liberal relatives such as “Did you keep such a close eye on bush?” or “I’m glad the White House terrorist, aka George Bush is not in office” or “I can understand your anger because of what we had to deal with for the past 8 years”. The only responses I seem to receive from liberals seem to be jabs about George Bush or pointing out what a “complete failure” his presidency was. They assume my dislike for Obama’s socialistic policies somehow makes me a supporter of Bush. I get no facts or current issue debate. I feel like Ebenezer Scrooge caught in a continual loop with the ghost of Christmas past. Liberals do not debate facts or present ideas that make me think. They thrive on emotion and feelings. As a matter of fact sometimes I wonder how I am related to these people. Cash for Clunkers was a recent issue brought up and the only response from a liberal for why this was a good idea was “I got a new car”. Well that’s great auntie, but what happens now? What happens to the clunker? What happens to the junkyards that would have been able to part our these vehicles but now have to destroy them? What happens to the people that can’t afford a new car? What if I LIKE my 1999 GMC truck with only 50,000 miles on it and I need a new door handle? The local police department has warned those in my area the number one stolen vehicle are now older Dodge Caravans. Smart criminals. Parts for these vehicles will be at a premium in a year or two.
Liberals are selfish. ME ME ME with no regard for what happens later or the consequences of the policies being enacted. They get distracted by that new car smell and the shiny wheels. You see, it’s their right to health care, new cars and LCD televisions. The constitution gives us the right to pursue these things, not to have them.
ATTENTION ALL LIBERALS: George Bush was not a conservative.
So quit putting Bush in my face every time I bring up another socialistic democratic policy.
He spent more money and expanded government faster than any previous president. Since Obama ran his whole campaign as “change” from the failed policies of the Bush administration, should we not “hope” he meant what he said?
Brian M. Riedl, senior policy analyst and Grover Hermann fellow in federal budgetary affairs has summarized:
- President Bush expanded the federal budget by a historic $700 billion through 2008. President Obama would add another ONE TRILLION.
- President Bush began a string of expensive financial bailouts. President Obama is accelerating that course.
- President Bush created a Medicare drug entitlement that will cost an estimated $800 billion in its first decade. President Obama has proposed a $634 BILLION down payment on a new government health care fund.
- President Bush increased federal education spending 58 percent faster than inflation. President Obama would DOUBLE it.
- President Bush became the first president to spend 3 percent of GDP on federal anti-poverty programs. President Obama has already increased the spending by 20 PERCENT.
- President Bush tilted the income tax burden more toward upper-income taxpayers. President Obama would continue that trend.
- President Bush presided over a $2.5 trillion increase in the public debt through 2008. Setting aside 2009 (for which Presidents Bush and Obama share responsibility for an additional $2.6 trillion in public debt), President Obama’s budget would add $4.9 trillion in public debt from the beginning of 2010 through 2016.
- President Bush’s tax policy was his only conservative policy and saved the taxpayers 2 trillion dollars.
In the 18 months following the 2003 tax cuts, economic growth rates doubled, the stock market surged 32 percent and created almost 7 million jobs in the next two years. This lead to a prosperous economic time until the housing bubble burst. I remember driving to work listening to the news and hearing that the fed had raised interest rates. (Why does the fucking government have control of that anyway?)
I had recently taken advantage of the low rates and purchased a nice house. I thought to myself “Everything is going to stop, people are going to be to scared to by anything now. That’s alllllllll folks.” (with the Porky Pig voice in my head, of course). Obama has proposed raising the tax burden by $1.4 trillion abandoning the one successful Bush fiscal policy. Combine this with double the spending and we are up shits creek with a hole in the boat, never mind the missing paddle.
If you are trying to convince me that Obama is going to be a much better president and will do much more for this country, constantly throwing Bush in my face does not turn me on. I would much rather have a thick, juicy, prime meaty fact in my face please.
Autographed Letter Signed,
Bellamags has been a conservative since 9-11, before then I had no idea the difference between liberal and conservative. I consider myself center on social issues and hard right on fiscal issues. The only experience I have is from littlegreenfootballs and my life experiences owning a small business.