Posts Tagged ‘Larry Kudlow’

A Second Look At The So Called Budget Deal.

April 10, 2011

No, I haven’t had an epiphany regarding our leadership. We want to trust them and we want to believe what they say. It’s just that we’ve been led down the primrose path before, so we’d have to be certifiably nuts not to be a little bit skeptical.

I was listening to Larry Kudlow, who caught my attention with a different take on John Boehner and his leadership. He’s quite impressed with what Boehner has accomplished, pointing out that the 38 billion dollars are cuts to the base line budget. That translates to some 500 billion dollars in budget reductions over the next ten years. It sets the spending back to pre-2008 levels. That is hugely important. But it’s only part of the story.

The DeMarxists, Harry Reid, Barack Hussein Obama et al, got it put to them. They got their clocks cleaned. Not only that, but it set the stage for the battle over Paul Ryan’s budget proposal later on this month. You’ll never see it on network TV, or PBS and the liberal print media. It was actually fun to watch… Obama and Reid placed all their eggs in the basket when they banked on the Republicans taking it on the chin for shutting down the government once again. It was also fun watching the Lame Stream Media decry a few tourists who may be discomfited by our national monuments being closed. It was a tawdry exercise in yellow journalism, but no more than we’ve come to expect from the LSM.

There was a lot of speculation among Patriot friends of mine about just how gun-shy Boehner and the Republican establishment were going to be over an impending ‘government shutdown’. They got their noses bloodied the last time they allowed the DeMarxists to control the issue and paint the Republicans as heartless baby killers. Ironic, since the DeMarxists are themselves directly responsible for the murders of millions of unborn and near-born children, many of them black babies.

Boehner didn’t flinch. It’s no secret that I’ve been critical of John Boehner’s leadership. It’s also true that I’m impressed with his handling of the situation. He was determined, did not waver, earned the respect of his membership, and managed to give the DeMarxists a bloody nose in the process. He also managed to keep Obama and Reid from whacking military spending… which they clearly stated was their intention.

All in all, I have to give the Republican leadership high marks on this one. It is but the first of many battles to come, and we Patriots cannot take our eyes off of government for a second. Don’t underestimate the amount of weight we can swing on these issues. The Patriot Movement is here to stay, and we are a huge political force to be reckoned with.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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Britain’s Present Will Be Our Future Unless We Wise Up Now!

December 12, 2010

Watching the total anarchy playing out in London’s streets… An out-of-control, mindless mob of social welfare government-created clones, clamoring for more and more from a government which has no more to give. Which has had no more to give for a long time. We are witnessing the collapse of the classic nanny state.

Told that the government was going to have to raise school tuition fees, these ‘students’, as the ever cowardly lame stream press is calling them, are the direct result of government welfare cradle-to-grave entitlements.

It seems the police have been so neutered they cannot even protect the royal family any longer. A couple of those cretins came very close to laying hands on the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, who actually took a jab in the ribs from a stick… it could have as easily been a knife. How did the supposedly armored Rolls have a window open to start with and where were the security guys?

Then there’s the story that the street cops and the Prince’s escorts were on different frequencies. I think the government of Britain and its people have been on different frequencies for a long time.

A socialist thug attacks the royal car

The fact that these mindless, vicious anarchists are being directed cannot be discounted. An experienced crowd control guy can pretty much pick out the agitators and the organizers. I no more believe that these riots are spontaneous than that the moon is made of Brie.

But they sure can be instructive as to what we can expect here in this country if we don’t seize history here and now, and change the course that Barack Obama and his Marxists have tried to put us on. I’m with Larry Kudlow on this. The ‘tax cuts’, which are in fact not cuts at all but just a reprieve from the steeply increased income taxes foisted on us by Bill Clinton, are the necessary fuel to get small business going again.

I remember those taxes…they hurt badly. Larry’s calling the tax plan a good start to get business moving again, and he’s right. It’s significant that Barack Obama had to bring in Bubba to explain why raising taxes, in an already disastrously weakened economy with people unemployed for years, with homes and businesses being lost, might not be such a good idea.

The left is howling mad. They feel the country slipping from what they thought for sure was the fast grip of socialist penury. You want to see what that would look like? Look at Europe.

The left is blind to anything outside its ideological focus. The complete and virtually universal American rejection of socialism and all it stands for has blindsided them. They’re lashing around like a beheaded snake… but no less dangerous for that.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

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Barney! Say It Isn’t So.

August 22, 2010

Barney Frank lauded, flacked and defended the two institutions many people feel were major factors in the collapse of the mortgage market and, through them, the housing and construction industries.

Barney Frank

Fannie and Freddie, the two government entities which had been producing most of the high-risk paper, bundling it and selling it to other mortgage banks. Eventually, the market turned toxic with bad mortgages and the actual and threatened failures of many of the banking institutions that had gambled on these billions of dollars of worthless bundled mortgages.

Even in the face of the obvious disaster that befell us in 2008, just in time to panic an already nervous public into thinking the sky was falling, Barney Frank was steadfast in his defense of the two low-income mortgage giants.

I was listening to Larry Kudlow’s radio audience filet him for appearing to praise Barney Frank for his abrupt turn around about Fannie and Freddie saying, “they should be abolished”. Larry seems to think that Barney had an epiphany regarding Fannie and Freddie and the entire low-income loan business, among other revelations. He thinks Frank is a serious politician and, as he puts it, “a thinker”. Ok, Larry, if you say so, but I’m equally certain that whatever comes of all that furious thinking does not, in general, bode well for the American people.

I’m wondering if Mr Frank may be looking for political cover in the impending storm coming up in November. In fairness to Larry Kudlow, he disagrees with just about everything Frank says. I’ve made no secret of my dislike for Barney Frank and what he helped perpetrate. For him to ride out the back end of this, as the redeemed advocate for free market solutions, would be disingenuous at best.
He hasn’t changed his spots Larry… just his tune.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

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The Second War For Independence – Your Freedom In The Balance.

July 4, 2010

It’s another American first. A (so far) bloodless revolution. It’s Americans banding together to confront the evils of the Marxist coup against our God given rights.

In 1775, Americans rose up against what they saw as tyranny by a King and his Parliament thousands of miles away. In eight years of bitter fighting the fledgling country won its freedom, with the help of King Louis XVI of France who saw the conflict as an opportunity to stick his thumb in the eye of his arch enemy, King George III. The Spaniards and Dutch were allies of the French and, by extension, allies of the American colonists also.

We don’t have eight years to take our country back. We have until November 2, 2010. Larry Kudlow calls it a “Tea Party” election. He points out, very correctly, that the DeMarxists and the ‘moderates’ in both the Democrat and Republican parties have made a big mistake thinking that the Patriot Movement is a momentary phenomenon.

What has been, and is, occurring is that with every incursion into our fundamental rights and freedoms the ‘movement’ (which I’ve been calling ‘the Conservative Patriot Movement’ for purposes of clarification) has gotten more powerful. It’s a process of diminishing returns for the Obama Marxists. What they so disparagingly refer to as ‘Teabaggers’ is in fact a huge coalition of like-minded Independents, Conservatives, Republicans and not a few disillusioned Democrats whose ‘hopey changey thing’ has so far turned into a two year nightmare of deficit spending, sky-high tax increases and, arguably, the worst economy since the great depression.

The Patriot movement’s support, or lack of, has determined the results of elections all over the country. The Republican old guard so far has done everything in its power to ignore, and when that became impossible, disparage the movement as being a temporary voter reaction. ‘Repubics’ (thanks Mark), such as Lindsey Gr(amnesty) wish we would go away. Yeah, you Lindsey, you smarmy rat. This stooge has been around far too long. That’s right, Graham, we’re gunning for you. We’ll support Conservative challengers to you and harry you from office, to become the dirty little historical grease spot you deserve to be. Tell us how irrelevant we are during your next election cycle.

Democrat and Republican so-called moderates  (another term for liberal as far as I’m concerned) are approaching November with trepidation, as well they should. So, if you’re among the millions of Americans who are frustrated and bitter, watching your government and your freedoms being taken over by a nascent tyranny, it’s time for you to get active. The Patriot Movement is a big, welcoming place. It’s where your voice can best be heard among millions of like-minded Americans. We’re not hard to find.

While we remember those Patriots from that first Fourth of July so long ago, let us remember those who today risk their lives on our behalf in hostile climes around the world.
It’s your nation, take it back.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

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