Happy New Year? (Thomas Sewell) – “Prophet of the Year”

Thomas Sewell’s article, pretty good:
http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/happy-new-year/

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With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for his column of Jan. 24, 2012, titled: “The GOP Deserves to Lose.”

Despite reciting a litany of reasons why President Obama deserved to be booted out of the White House, Stephens said, “Let’s just say right now what voters will be saying in November, once Barack Obama has been re-elected: Republicans deserve to lose.”

To me, the Republican establishment is the eighth wonder of the world. How they can keep repeating the same mistakes for decades on end is beyond my ability to explain.

Bret Stephens said, back at the beginning of 2012, that Mitt Romney was one of the “hollow men,” and that voters “usually prefer the man who stands for something.”

Yet this is not just about Mitt Romney.

Sewell goes on to explain things in a way that’s easy to understand, but one thing I don’t know if he understands is that it’s not a matter of Republicans pulling punches and mouthing empty platitudes. The problem with the Republican establishment is that it is part of the same Establishment as Democrats and they are LYING because they do NOT want to get rid of big government, they do NOT want to stop entitlements, and certainly don’t want to get rid of all that lucrative military spending.

Republicans shoot themselves in the foot to make sure they don’t upset all that crony capitalism they love.

Look at this:

With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for his column of Jan. 24, 2012, titled: “The GOP Deserves to Lose.”

Despite reciting a litany of reasons why President Obama deserved to be booted out of the White House, Stephens said, “Let’s just say right now what voters will be saying in November, once Barack Obama has been re-elected: Republicans deserve to lose.”

To me, the Republican establishment is the eighth wonder of the world. How they can keep repeating the same mistakes for decades on end is beyond my ability to explain.

Bret Stephens said, back at the beginning of 2012, that Mitt Romney was one of the “hollow men,” and that voters “usually prefer the man who stands for something.”

Yet this is not just about Mitt Romney.

That was stupid advice. In public opinion, you have to have a better PR strategy than plead the fifth by silence. When they use real bullets to shoot at you, use real bullets to shoot back, and if the bullets are just lying accusations, you shoot them back.

To that I would add you shoot back with extra power added on. What I mean by that is, use every opportunity they open up for you, to drive your big Mack truck through.

If Warren Buffet demands they raise his taxes, don’t just tell him to “donate” for an example, ask him if he really wants his neighbors to put the gun of the law to his head to take his property. Ask him if he means we should rob from his peers that disagree. Make big hay of the fact he is admitting that HE is being unfair by making all that much more money than the rest of us.

Ask Warren Buffet if he is going to order collective bargaining rights for the elected representatives of all the workers in ALL the companies he owns. Cut out the federal middleman.

Does he really want a “Robin Hood” to run the country?

Buffet, Put up or shut up. Invest in something that results in permanent job growth instead of voting to take money from Mom and Pop investors. And instead of HIDING the WHY your secretary pays a higher rate than you, EDUCATE the people who don’t know the subject. I once thought you were an honest investor. Now I’m quite sure you’re not so honest.

But mostly it’s education. If you think your neighbor should not be able to muzzle you or rob you, or tell you what to do, and make you pay by force for his ideas, then don’t vote for a government or a politician that does it.

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