The other day I wrote a post about the fiscal cliff negotiations and how I believe a deal has already been made behind closed doors. That all we’re seeing now is political theater with both sides grandstanding in an attempt to appeal to their bases. The basis for reaching this conclusion is I believe in the end there is very little difference between the two political parties in regards to their end state goals of achieving a larger more intrusive government in our lives. In fact the only difference between the two is how fast we get there. Most of these folks have worked together for a number of years playing the Washington game and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that many of them are good friends behind the scenes. This makes it easier for them to work with one another to achieve their utopian goals because like I said they all want the same thing in the end; more government. The one thing we need to do is remember how we got to this point.
We sometimes forget the reason we’re dealing with this so-called fiscal cliff is because this same group of elected officials failed to get it done over a year ago. Instead of doing what we elected them to do and rein in spending; they abdicated their responsibilities and created an unconstitutional super committee with its 12 member panel and charged them with finding and additional $1.5 trillion debt savings over a ten-year period. This in itself was a laughable charge because a meager $1.5 trillion in spending cuts in a 10 year period would do nothing to reduce our national debt or get us back to a sound fiscal state. In fact our debt would have continued to grow if this agreement was reached. But none of it mattered because the panel was set up for failure to begin with. The left stacked the panel with leftist ideologues like Senator Patty Murray, John Kerry, and James Clyburn so there was never a serious effort by the Democrats to compromise. Yes the same Patty Murray who now appears ok with going over the fiscal cliff. So don’t tell me they were serious about anything. They’re one of the main reason we’re in this mess today.
Like the current fiscal cliff negotiations the super committee was nothing more than a show put on for the people. The only real thing they really wanted to accomplish was to kick the can down the road until after the elections. No one in congress had the courage to vote for or against entitlement reform or spending cuts. They are a spineless group who care nothing for this country. They only care about the next election. So in the end all they had to do is do what they do best…fail. Failure accomplished their goals and that’s the game being played in Washington these days; failure to get their spending under control, failure to reduce the national debt, failure to support and defend the constitution. These are the bums a majority of the people wanted back in office, so all I have to say is reap it. When this fiscal house of cards collapses in on itself we will have no one to blame but ourselves. But I’m sure we will find a way to blame the Republicans because that’s how America rolls these days. Now on to the links.
Below are links to outstanding articles by conservative/libertarian bloggers. Please take the time today to check them out and while you’re there hit their tip jars if they have them because they work hard to bring you the truth. These fine patriots love the ideal that America once was and believe an informed voter is the most dangerous thing to the status quo. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs.
A Conservative Teacher: 6 Lessons on Framing and Perception that the GOP Needs to Learn in 2016
Ace of Spades: Analysis: “Walk Away” Gaining Steam
Adrienne’s Corner: Trey Gowdy (SC-04) to the rescue…
America’s Chronicle: Buffet or Buffoon?
American Glob: In Which Lee Doren Solves The Fiscal Cliff Problem In Under Three Minutes
American Perspective: Obama’s Military Legacy
America’s Watchtower: Wake me up when the fiscal cliff negotiations are over
ARRA News Service: Unexpected Encounters of the Patriot Act Kind
Atlas Shrugs: Monthly report of Christian Persecution under Islam
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Fighting Words
Blog de KingShamus: Lawrence O’Donnell Was For Secession Before It Was Cool!
Breitbart: Gallup: Half Of Democrats, Quarter of Republicans Approve of Socialism
BUNKERVILLE: Media and their ‘orginal content’ at its best!
Capitol Commentary: The Willful Stupidity of Liberals: The “Rich” Won’t Flee If We Raise Taxes
Conservatives on Fire: Benghazi Investigations Are Focused On The Wrong Timeframe
Conservative Hideout 2.0: MUST SEE VIDEO!! WHAT A CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE WOULD SAY…
COMMON CENTS: Charles Krauthammer Urges GOP To Walk From Negotiations
Doug Ross@Journal: THE END: Three Must-See Charts
Fuzzy Logic: Fuzzy Ramblings: Introspection, Blogging, Slavery, Obama
Hot Air: AAA warns EPA to halt sale of E15 gas
iOwnTheWorld: Can Elections Be Won on Traditional American Principles Any Longer?
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Ah, Socialism!!
Laughing Conservative: Palin rips ‘passive’ White House press corps
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:Saturday Night Newt
Liberty At Stake: Let’s Just Strap On the Crash Helmet, Dive Off the Cliff, And Get It Over With
Libertarian Republican: Tea Party members much closer to Libertarian Party
Maggie’s Notebook: The Power of Conservative Citizen Action
Manhattan Infidel: Orville Redenbacher Scandal Widens
Mind Numbed Robot: Obama’s sexual issues (they’re not what you think)
Moonbattery: What Is Obama’s Plan?
Motorcitytimes: Dennis Miller & Bill O’Reilly Discussing War On Christmas
NoOneOfAnyImport: Finding Post-Election Peace
NUKE’S: Islamic terror reaches grim milestone
Pirate’s Cove: Obama’s Keeping A “Naughty And Nice” List
Politics et al: $80 Trillion In Unfunded Liabilities The True Noose Around Our Necks
Political Realities: Society Of No Responsibility
Proof Positive: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fiscal Cliff
Randy’s Roundtable: Thugs, Genocidal Maniacs, And Other Freaks
Right Klik: Fiscal Cliff: Republicans Will Get What They Want
Right Truth: The Enterprise Is No More – UPDATE
rjjrdq’s America II: California Dead Last Again
Say Anything Blog: American Attitudes About Gay Marriage Continue To Shift
Spellchek: Big spending era of Congress since Reagan owned by the democrats, but the GOP…
teresamerica: Christmas Food Court Flash Mob: All I Want For Christmas
Texas Conservative News: What Now, Conservatism?
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: HOW OUR PANDERER IN CHIEF DID IT
The BLAZE: CNBC Anchor Santelli Gets So Upset Over Fiscal Cliff He Storms Off Set
The Camp Of The Saints: The Conservative Dilemma
The Classic Liberal:theCL Report: Soaring Debt & Microchips
The Daley Gator: Activist Judge Blocks Louisiana’s Attempt To Offer Its Citizens School Choice
The Foundry: Life Behind the Iron Curtain: The Ultimate Exercise in Big Government
The Lonely Conservative: Allen West For President?
THE OTHER McCAIN: At The VA GOP Advance
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies
THE rightscoop: Sustainable Development: Agenda 21 explained
The TexasFred Blog: Time to Boycott the RNC
Theo Spark: America Went Over the Fiscal Cliff Long Ago
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: Say Goodbye to Christmas
TOTUS: What will be Obama’s Legacy: Campaigner or Leader!
Virgina Right: DECEMBER 4 is the DAY! THE VOTE on the UN DISABILITIES TREATY!
What Would The Founders Think: You can’t dance to the left of a progressive
WESTERN HERO: Give ‘em What they Want!
WyBlog: Obamabot indoctrination? Or just another feel-good public school activity?
Zilla of the Resistance: John Boehner Cost The GOP The 2012 Presidential Election
The “do nothing” committee motto…”failure is the safe choice.”
Thanks for all the excellent articles. Keep up the great work and keep the heat on.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!