You can always tell when someone is losing an argument. He or she resorts to personal attacks and outrageous rhetoric. More often than not the tactic works since the general public is used to arguing in the same way.
California Democrat congressman George Miller repeatedly accused his GOP colleagues of waging “jihad” on Americans.
On PoliticsNation, a typical MSNC tirade show, Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle” who can be heard on Sirius Satellite radio, called Rush Limbaugh a “fat ass” for comparing programs like ObamaCare to “drug addiction.”
When you can’t deal with a person’s arguments, denigrate him or her. Look what they tried to do to Sarah Palin because she was connecting with the American people. The media destroyed her (at least they tried to), the same media that are propping up Obama and telling us how intelligent he is.
I know a lot of very intelligent people, many with earned PhDs, and I can assure you that I would not want some of them to run for political office. Intellect does not always lead to good policy decisions, especially when it’s power and control they want.
David Halberstam’s The Best and the Brightest was published in 1972. “The focus of the book is on the foreign policy crafted by the academics and intellectuals who were in John F. Kennedy’s administration, and the consequences of those policies in Vietnam.” The phrase “the best and the brightest” referred to President Kennedy’s “‘whiz kids’ — leaders of industry and academia brought into the Kennedy administration — whom Halberstam characterized as arrogantly insisting on ‘brilliant policies that defied common sense’ . . .”
These so-called intellectuals got us into Vietnam, got more than 58,000 Americans and 1.5 million Vietnamese killed. The iconic scene of people desperately trying to escape by helicopter is a fitting image of what some of the “best and the brightest” can do.
You know Madison is worried since he brings up the issue of race multiple times. It’s always a winner in a losing argument. For the record, Madison is black.
“Let me tell you,” Madison said, “they just can’t stand the fact that they’ve got a very smart, intelligent black man that has out-thought them, out-campaigned them, beat them twice without any controversy.”
He wasn’t finished with the race thing. “So here you have these folks who primarily live in these lily white congressional districts for the most part, and then they’re trying to use black vernacular to try to sound like they’re hip and that somehow Obama is just too black to be president of the United States.”
The programs to “help” blacks have been devastating on poor black and white families. Consider these comments from Thomas Sowell. For the record, Sowell is also “a very smart, intelligent black man” given the fact that that he has published 40 books and thousands of articles on numerous topics for more than 40 years:
“There has been much documented racial progress since 1963. But there has also been much retrogression, of which the disintegration of the black family has been central, especially among those at the bottom of the social pyramid.
“Many people — especially politicians and activists — want to take credit for the economic and other advancement of blacks, even though a larger proportion of blacks rose out of poverty in the 20 years before 1960 than in the 20 years afterwards.
“But no one wants to take responsibility for the policies and ideologies that led to the breakup of the black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and generations of discrimination.”
Dr. Ben Carson, also another black man, has been critical of President Obama’s policies. For his efforts, he was audited by the IRS.
ObamaCare is going to suck the lifeblood out of our nation. Fixing healthcare did not need a 2700-page law and more than 10,000 pages of regulations (so far).
When Henry Waxman (D-CA) was “asked by CNSNews.com whether he had read all 10,535 pages of the final Obamacare regulations that have been published in the Federal Register,” the congressman “asked in return whether it was ‘important’ the he read them, dismissed the inquiry as a ‘propaganda question,’ and did not ultimately answer.”
No one knows what this bloated program will do since almost no elected official has read the law or the regulations.
We don’t know if Americans will be addicted to the new government program like people are addicted to cocaine since not even the people who voted for the program don’t how what’s in it.