Instead, positive spin is so important that the leadership and its comrades are claiming a victory. After all, they have been able to cling fast to ideology while the economy falters and while an air of hopelessness, which they have purposely created, envelopes the country. This Administration disassociates itself from the feelings of the grassroots American public, and so there is no pain being felt in Washington leadership circles these days, while regular Americans pine for the good old days.
This government is unmoved and unwilling to address the problems holding Americans back from the success their parents enjoyed. Rather than assuring a better life for all, along with the expected American benefits of simply being an American--life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, there is only one objective for America being put forth by the Party in charge of today's leaders. That objective of course is that Barack H. Obama, be re-crowned as the Impresario of America for another four years. In fact, there are those who are already calling for a glorious return to the FDR days when "great presidents" could enjoy many more terms than just the two now permitted.
In order to achieve this legacy and assure the next four years and perhaps four, eight, or twelve more in office as the "greatest president of all time," legacy would dictate, the minions who assist the great one must assure that he first gets elected this next time. In this way, there can be a next, and a next, and a next.
And of course, as Americans, we should be honored that a great one is among us. The steadfast followers of Obama truly believe that this Administration and this President have been victims of circumstances-- bad economy, high unemployment, bad countries such as Israel taking advantage of US, and a host of other bad things that are not this administration's fault. It does not matter what the truth is. Only perceptions count. Good politics says do not dwell on a bad record. Instead, the Obama playbook says create doubt that your opponent cannot be any better than your poor record, and always deflect an attack you cannot win--do not try to defend yourself ever--always keep an issue whether it be true or false for the opposition to hunt down to prove they are clean. As long as you can deflect attacks, you can play dirty.
And then, since you are only speaking to the living, a good idea is to strike fear into those who are worried about death. Get them tot hink that the mere existence of the other candidate will kill them. Voting for the opposition would make an untimely death a certainty. This is the best offense for a candidate that has not done well while in elected office. So, making the elderly scared for such a politician is a natural. The most important thing is that you, the politician is not held to blame--for anything. Don't let anything, correct or incorrect, thrown atyou as mud, ever stick.
So, a wily notion for a President would be to suggest that a future Administration, especially one that wants to balance the budget would do so "on the backs of poor Americans, while simultaneously leading them off a cliff." In other words not spoken, the playbook for a team without a record would suggest that a good politician should let all people know they will die if somebody else instead of the incumbent is elected.
In 2012, with the biased, corrupt media as an assured ally, lies and other prevarications and distortions of the truth will be promoted as facts on radio, TV, and the newspapers. You can't lose unless you tell the truth. A crooked politician can count on his words being well projected so they appear to be truthful to the masses, and the opponent will look small for suggesting that the facts are any different than the projection.
You and I and other conservatives know that the meaning of granny being pushed off the cliff is clear. "Whoever is pushing granny off the cliff is bad, and those running the deceptive ad are good." We inherently know that those profiting from such bad ads are the real bad actors but the ads are so realistic many fall for them, and the media makes it all seem that the bad ads that portray seniors having to die if the incumbent is ousted are the god's truth.
I am a Democrat. I regret that I see only Democrat chieftains suggesting this drivel has a factual basis. When the opposition (Republican) is elected, life goes on as always unlike the prediction, and because noone has died after the election, the Democrats cannot charge the Republicans with killing anyone. Nobody ever dies and yet this perpetration and intimidation of seniors continues to be the most effective strategy ever devised by the Democratic Party. The whole notion is made to appear real pre-election because it is the invention of the corrupt media, who want Democratic progressives to win even if they lie and cheat to get there. It is all about power. Many Americans have decided that conservatives are bad people simply because the nefarious media takes sides with the Democrats for their own selfish reasons.
The notion that Democrats can get away with depicting a non-Democrat (Republican in most cases) throwing granny off the cliff to a certain death is a propaganda technique as well structured as those put together by the best of the best. Back in the distant past, the Reich would select the best propaganda to prove to the people that the state, while it was actually in the process of slaughtering the people, was still their best hope.
Think about the truthful accounts of the poor people in the Russian gulags crying when they heard of the death of Joseph Stalin: "Now that Joseph is gone, who will resue us?" Americans cannot trust government to act well while we are asleep. We too must watch that we are not duped by our leaders thinking somehow we will be miraculously rescued while we are enticed by Democrats and the odiferous media to vote for the bad guys.
The Party that runs such vile ads are the worst hope for any country. Moreover, as a Democrat, I have been waiting for the Republicans to say something bad or do something bad like this, as predicted by Democrats, and they simply do not. Republicans never measure up to the Democrats' worst senior nightmare. Four years is a long time and many seniors forget how they were frightened by the rhetoric of the Democrats and the reinforcement it received in the national media. No Party has an unlimited budget but I think it would be quite effective for the conservatives to show those ads and also show that no such action was ever done, nor will it ever be.
Scaring seniors for any reason should be off limits. No which Party you may favor, don't you think so? Unless we the people soundly reject such tactics, unfortunately, they will continue. Edgar Allen Poe said it so well when he charged us all to be wary of liars:
“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”
Republicans, as bad as they may be on certain issues, on the granny issue and on lying in general are more solid than the Democrats. Democrats have no problem lying. Republicans seldom choose lie. Additionally Republicans and conservatives who are mostly gentlemen and gentle ladies, do not overtly challenge Democrat lies. They take the high road. Yet, if a conservative makes a small gaffe, the corrupt media has it playing double time for days.
I hate to say it but it seems that the Republicans that I know, including family members and friends (and I have Dems as family members and friends also) appear to be, as a rule, better living people en masse than the Democratic leadership that will go as low as necessary to assure its candidate victory--even if they do not deserve it--even if their candidate will destroy America if elected. Sometimes I cannot reconcile why I continue to be a member of the Democratic Party.
So, do any of us believe that there is a plot to actually kill granny and grampy for the purposes of the state? I do not think so but I do think my Party loves to use every tactic available, including lying, to paint their opponent into a box. They think that by planting a lie in your brain and repeating it over and over, that you will come to beleive it as true.
Can the granny-cliff notion be the idea of the same Party that took over $716 billion dollars from Medicare and gave it to Obamacare without the American people having to approve the theft? Can i tbe the same party that denies doing that and has obfuscated the argument with lies. Is it that Party? Is it my Party? If so, then Americans need to worry about Democrats for sure. I wrote this piece so that other seniors see these lies for what they are--good stage shows but no substance.
The Democratic strategy of creating fear in people who are enjoying retirement ought to be castigated by us all as well as the modern press for the lie that it is It is disgusting even for Democrats. Nobody ever gets thrown off the cliff--ever.
The reason the Democrats keep going at this technique is because they have the media on their side and they beleive sacring seniors is an effective strategy. They believe that seniors like you and I are dumb and they believe we will do anything to assure that our benefits do not stop. They think seniors will not vote for the best candidate if they are Republican, because it may hurt us in benefits. This is hogwash. My father, much more senor than I, and the fathers of many seniors told us all to vote for the best person, regardless of Party. Would any of our fathers be proud of us if we vote for a candidate because he or she scares us with lies that cannot happen.
So, we Seniors need to understand that this cliff-stuff, is an untruth promulgated to make us all think President Obama has done something good for us, and that anybody other than Obama will be much worse. We must recognize this as the big lie that it is. My Party knows it is a lie but it seems they are convinced that a lie to assure a reelection is a small price to pay, even if it scares a few million seniors.
Every four years, there are a bunch of new seniors who do not have the comfort factor from having survived past Democrat cliff-story assaults. That reinvigorates the Democrats thinking that it is safe to intimidate them. They believe that by lying, they can make the new seniors believe that conservatives are bad and that seniors will suffer and perhaps die if conservatives get elected. They think this strategy will win them votes and year after year, I am sorry to say it has worked for the Democrats. As a senior, I reject that message and I hope you reject that message. America is for Americans, not politicians.
I do credit the Democratic Party policy advisors for such a clever winning strategy. A few lies go a long way. Though disingenuous, Democrats know that the cliff narrative plays well to the fears of those who are dependent on the good will of government. If you are still alive, clearly this is a plus for the current administration, and solely on the fact you are alive, they would like you to give them credit. They do not guarantee your life at all but they want you to guarantee the political life of their leader.
Unfortunately, as I see this played out every single time there is an election, this lie rules the game. As a Democrat it disgusts me. I am sorry to say that Democrat politicians are willing to do anything, including to disrupt the harmony of a retired grandmom or grandpa, simply to get reelected. Shame on them!
There are a lot of tough grandmoms and grandpops out there that should consider joining together to tell their fear mongering Party leaders to hit the bricks. Any politician that shows video and/or broadcast audio of grandma or grandpop or anybody that the Democrats think are dependent on the good will of government, being thrown off a cliff should be left with no votes.
Tough grandmas and tough grandpas are sick of being extorted in order to continue to receive the Social Security and Medicare benefits that they have earned from being employed for many, many years. Politicians, from the local councilperson to the President should never get another vote if they offer the granny-cliff choice intimidation tactic.
The resources that we seniors count on are not welfare entitlements at all. They are really deferred earnings. Democrats would like us all to think anything we get from the government is welfare. Just because the government spent the trust funds instead of investing our proceeds does not mean that we seniors did not pay our fair share towards our retirement.
Let's identify the fear mongers among us. Let's identify thos who want the vote of we the seniors in America, and who think they can beat their opponent by intimidating US to get our vote. Then, let's tell them what they can do. That ought to help us have a broad smile as we sleep tonight. Senors are smart and will not be intimidated by the Democratic Party to vote for a loser.
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