Tuesday, October 02, 2012

"Just Like They Run The Country" ... J. D. Longstreet

"Just Like They Run The Country"
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

A few weeks ago, as I sat in front of my TV watching the three ring circus, otherwise known as the Democratic National Convention, I couldn't help but think: The democrats were running their convention much as they have tried to run the country.  They promptly ran it off the road and into a ditch.  They spent money they didn't have.  They promised grandiose and splendid events that did not happen.  They planned a bodacious speaking event in a humongous area which would seat upwards of seventy thousand persons, only to realize they were not going to have enough people interested in what their candidate for  President had to say to come anywhere near to filling up that stadium. 

To TRY to save face, they announced the event would be moved to a much smaller venue which would seat only twenty thousand persons. That's about a third of the crowd they had promised the media would be in fawning attendance to listen rapturously to their Messiah -- Barack Hussein Obama. 

Of course, they spent money as if there were no tomorrow and -- quickly ran out of  funds.

They railed against Big Business and Corporate America while standing on a stage in a convention hall that had been paid for by one of the largest corporations in America.  Talk about hypocrisy! 

They removed any mention of God from their party platform and then refused to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel only to be forced to return that language on "orders," we are told, from President Obama.

Those who presented speeches seemed to all hail from the far left of their party, which indicated they had written off the independent voters and were hell-bent on trying to overcome the GOP with only their base consisting of minority and special interest groups.

And they lied ... a LOT!  Even when the truth was shown and heard over and over on video tape and on audio tape.  They lied when they did not have to lie.

In an article by Alan Caruba entitled: "The DNC's Orgy of Lies and Hypocrisy"  Mr. Caruba said:  "So far there is little to be believed in the course of the Democratic Party convention. It is a great concoction of half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. The hypocrisy fills the convention hall like the musk of a dead, decaying animal corpse."  SOURCE:  http://www.factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-dncs-orgy-of-lies-and-hypocrisy.html

It was, all in all, an embarrassing event, especially for the old-line liberal democrats, the moderate democrats, and the hand-full of conservative democrats.  They HAD to be badly shaken while hastily attempting to distance themselves from the kooks and loons so prominent in the meeting hall. 

It seemed as if they were throwing everything against the wall -- to see what would stick.  It smacked of ineptitude from opening day... in much the same way they have been governing (or TRYING to govern) the country over the past nearly four years. 

And to put the cherry on the top, they ran out to the speaker's lectern a man -- who is only the second American President in the history of the United States to be impeached -- to endorse and try to convince Americans to give Obama another shot at completing those policies that will destroy the country.

But you remember all this, right?  It was only a month ago.  But a month is a very long time when the propaganda machine the left has on its side, otherwise known as the Mainstream Media, is screaming full-throated endorsement of the Socialist/Marxist Agenda of Obama and the Democratic Party.

The DNC Convention was surreal and the democratic campaign since has been surreal. 
The polls touted everyday by the MsM showing that the democratic ticket is running away with the election are awesome in their audacity.  The numbers just do not seem to equate with what's happening on the ground in much of the country -- and the voters KNOW it.

Those of us who have spent our working lives in communications know that polls can be easily skewed to present the result(s) the person or entity purchasing the poll desires. There are even those who specialize in doing just that.  It's a sort of, well,  art form.

The democratic convention was funny in a way that elicited nervous laughter from TV viewers across the nation and the world.    And it may very well have sealed the election for Mr. Obama's opponent.

I found myself wishing there was a way to convince the democrats to extend their convention as long as possible because it became clear, early on, that the Democratic National Convention was the best thing to happen for the GOP in the campaign up to that point.

As the President droned on and on, that Thursday night, it became even more clear that this election would be the democratic base against the republican base. If an independent, here and there, decided for -- or against -- either of the candidates that would be gravy. But, by and large, the campaigns are a call to arms for the respective bases of each party.

If either side got a legitimate "bounce" from their conventions it was so small as to be inconsequential to the over all campaigns.

Political conventions resemble dinosaurs these days.  In this age of instant communications maybe the dems would have been better served by texting for a "flash mob" at the Obama speaking venue that Thursday night.  At least they would have had a crowd and would not have had to change the location to save face.  But then, hindsight is, as they say, 20/20.

Here it is, a month since the 2012 Democratic Party convention, and I simply cannot understand why any independent voter would still hesitate to join the republican fight to restore America.

But America has a problem that far exceeds our political and economics problems.

THAT problem became more than a little obvious, when the attendees at the Dems' convention "booed" the return of "God" to their party's platform. America also has a deep MORAL problem.  

I would agree with  Dante Alighieri, an Italian poet back in the Middle Ages, who said: "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

I remain convinced that this election is about  the preservation of a FREE America I am just as convinced that we cannot do that if Obama is handed a second term. 

Frank Lloyd Wright summed it up very well when he said:  "A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it."

Mr. Wright gave all Americans something to think about for the next month. Will we be free -- or will we be slaves.  It's time to stand up and be counted.  Your country needs you.

J. D. Longstreet

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