The first part of Friday's show dealt with the loudmouths — the shouters — the folks who refuse to argue the facts and instead resort to intimidation and bumper-sticker slogan-esque arguments like: "He wants to starve cute cuddly kids without armpits! He hates poor people so much, he'd rather eat them then help them!"
No, I really don't. And I don't think they do either.
But the politicians they support keep enacting policies that don't help the armpit-less kids. They instead, continue to hurt people and make them more dependent on government.
The second part of the problem is politicians. They toss-out red meat for the shouters to feast on and the result is: "He's a shill for the GOP! He just hates Barack Obama!" And my favorite recurring Twitter comment: "Where were you during the Bush administration? He increased government too!"
I think it's futile to answer this charge again, because those who levy it don't listen or watch my shows anyway, so this will be the last time I respond to it:
I did say the same things about George W Bush.
I did complain about his out of control spending and debt.
I did complain about his failures on the border.
I did complain about his "abandoning free market principles to save the free market system."
I did complain, constantly, as Bush presided over the largest increase in government since Lyndon B. Johnson.
Because I, apparently unlike many (on both sides), have actual principles and I choose to hold on to the truth before the party,
The "where were you?" argument says nothing about what's going on today. That's like an argument you'd hear at recess between a couple of third-graders; it distracts from any real conversation. If you are now suddenly pointing out George W. Bush's big government policies (the same ones that you seem to love now), the third-grader in me would say, "Oh yeah? Where was your support for Bush while he was, just like Barack Obama, increasing the size of government and fascism?"
Stop looking through the partisan lens; both parties are screwing you over right now. They are using you. Ignore the R or the D next to their name and start supporting or opposing the politicians in a very different way: Look at what they believe.
Little thing I learned; a great man taught me: "Judge by the content of character."
Here's something I want you to send to every politician and demand an answer. And they are either in or out:
Dear Mr. Politician, yes or no:
1. I believe in a balanced budget and therefore will vote for a freeze in government spending until that goal is realized.
2. I believe government should not increase the financial burden on its citizenry during difficult economic times therefore I will oppose all tax increases until our economy has rebounded.
3. I believe more than four decades of U.S. dependence on foreign oil is a travesty therefore I will support an energy plan that calls for immediately increasing usage of all domestic resources including nuclear energy, natural gas, and coal as necessary.
4. I believe in the sovereignty and security of our country and therefore will support measures to close our borders except for designated immigration points so we will know who is entering and why and I will vehemently oppose any measure giving another country, the United Nations, or any other entity, power over U.S. citizens.
5. I believe the United States of America is the greatest country on earth and therefore will not apologize for policies or actions which have served to free more and feed more people around the world than any other nation on the planet.
If your politician doesn't believe, support or reflect these beliefs in their actions (not the little words they say), then they aren't supporting you. More importantly, they aren't supporting, protecting or defending the Constitution and it's time to vote the bums out.
Make it very clear: You are either in or you are out.
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