Posted tagged ‘Terry McAuliffe’

Please See Through The Politicization Of Every “Serious Crisis”

June 14, 2017

Vector hand drawn Politician concept sketch. Politician standing on globe and playing with small people as puppets

Every time there is a shooting, one of my articles titled; “You Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste”, gets a lot of views.  The post talked about the politicization of the Sandy Hook shootings by President Obama just 6 hours after the shootings.

The shootings by an individual at an early morning baseball practice today of House and Senate Republicans who were preparing for tomorrows charity game against House and Senate Democrats, brought out some of the usual suspects who were trying to make political hay out of a crisis. Here is what the Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, had to say about the situation. It took him less than a minute to ‘never let a serious crisis go to waste’.

Here is an excerpt from the video: “……let me say this; I think we need to do more to protect all of our citizens. I have long advocated, this is not what today is about, but there are too many guns on the street. We loose 93  million Americans a day to gun violence and I’ve long talked about this. Back ground checks, shutting down gun show loop holes, that’s not for today’s discussion. But it’s not just about politicians, we worry about this every day for all of our citizens.”

A reporter then asked a great question; But if it’s not the day for it, why are you bringing it up at this time?”

A reporter then asked what I thought would be an obvious question; “….sir did you say 93 million, that’s a big number?”  McAuliffe corrected his “obvious mistake” about the number of Americans “lost a day to gun violence” from 93 million to just 93 individuals a day.

NEVER LET A SERIOUS CRISIS TO WASTE

McAuliffe made a subjective decision that his political agenda concerning gun control was more important than anything else he could have talked about when questioned after the situation. At that moment in time he decided his best course of action was to say what he said. His action tells us all we need to know about him. His subjective decision allowes us to judge him objectively.

Here is an excerpt from my article; “You Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste”.

“The full quote, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” is by Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff under President Obama. This reflects the thinking of Saul Alinsky, who wrote “Rules for Radicals.” “Rules for Radicals” is the default position the President, and Emanuel operate under. If you understand this, it will be easier to analyse everything they say and do.”

“Here is the template. 1) Use a tragedy as a crisis, or create a crisis where none exists. 2) Paint the crisis with as much emotion as possible, and throw logical analysis out the window. 3) Propose the one and only solution to the problem, which just happens to coincide with what you’ve wanted to implement for many years. 4) Paint anyone who opposes your one and only solution as evil, uncaring, not smart enough to understand the nuanced brilliance of your solution, or in the pockets of …. you pick the evil entity. 5) Force the solution on the people by any means, whether legislatively, by executive order, or through the legal system. 6) When the unintended consequences of your solution rear their ugly head, use them as a reason for more brilliant solutions to made up crises.”

“Forgive my cynicism, but, when I heard the President’s emotional address on the radio about six hours after the shootings in Connecticut, I thought about the “Rules for Radicals” template. “You never let a serious crisis go to waste” is in full operation, because this is who politicians are in general, and who the President is in particular. Politics is the world in which they operate, and the lens through which they view everything. Because of this underlying reality, and because they have the power of Government behind them enforcing their edicts, you should never trust what they say or do, and always question their motives.”

CONCLUSION

Politics is going to be played on both sides of this “crisis”. We have to be smart enough to see through the political BS. I just want to point out that this political game we have been dragged into is a losers game for us. Politicians are the only ones who win when we allow them to split us up into groups, and then pit these groups against each other. Groups don’t act. Only individuals can act. Is there pattern prediction of individuals belonging to certain groups? Yes. But this particular individual shooter is probably an outlier and not part of any group pattern. At least let’s hope so!

 

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Must Reads For The Week 10/1/16

September 30, 2016

Krugman: Obamacare Is Starting To Unravel, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Obamacare is working exactly as planned. It was the next step toward a single payer Government run system.

Doctors Drowning In Flood Of Obamacare Regulations: Cleveland Clinic CEO, at cnbc.com. Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove said, “The regulation paperwork comes in the form of a 7-foot-tall stack of 16,000 pages.

Feds Force Michigan Cherries To Rot – In order To Raise Prices, at michigancapitalconfidential.com. Who says government bureaucrats don’t understand economics. Constricting supply raises the price. FDR mandated these type of edicts during the great depression. Pigs were killed and buried in pits so the price of pork would remain high (read here), even though people were starving. Central planning isn’t easy!

Sweden Creates 55 “No-Go Zones” As It Loses Control Of Refugee Crisis, at zerohedge.com. The Refugees are trying to implement Shira law and they are succeeding. Police have given up trying to control the violence in the No-Go zones. What’s happening in Europe can’t happen here, can it?

France’s New Sharia Police, at zerohedge.com. If immigrants don’t assimilate into the existing culture, the existing culture will be taken over. This can’t happen here?

In Most States, First-Generation Immigrants Receive More In Government Services Than They Pay In Taxes, at economicpolicyjournal.com. You can’t have open borders and a welfare state. It incentivizes the wrong kind of people to come to America. We need people who want to produce. We don’t need anymore people who want to consume without any corresponding production (welfare recipients).

Confessed Mall Gunman, A Non-Citizen, Voted In 3 Elections In Wa., at tammybruce.com. Do we want non-citizens voting? Democrats do.

FBI Investigating More Dead People Voting In Key Swing State Of Virginia, at zerohedge.com. Do you trust the FBI in the wake of the investigation of Hillary? There is no way the FBI will find voter fraud in a state where Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe is the Governor.

Who Really Lost This Weeks Presidential Debate? America Did, at zerohedge.com. America is an ideal where the individual is sovereign and the government is subordinate. Hillary and Trump are for bigger government. The bigger the government the smaller the individual. The debate was between big Government and bigger Government. America lost.

Are The “Invisible Americans” The Key Players In This Election?, by Charles Hugh Smith, at oftowminds.com. Excerpt from the article: “The gulf between reality and the official happy story of “recovery” spewed by the status quo’s well-paid army of apparatchiks, flunkies, flacks, hacks, toadies, lackeys and functionaries gorging at the trough of the status quo is widening to the point of surrealism. Memo to the D.C. Beltway/mainstream media apologists and propagandists: the 25 million Invisible Americans are no longer buying your shuck-and-jive con job.” This article has great analysis by CHS.

Let’s Take A Break From All This B.S.

Ryder Cup Heckler Has To Put Up Of Shut Up. He Makes Putt He Said He Could Make.

The European Ryder cup guys were great. I like how Dave Johnson didn’t want to take the $100 dollar bill from Justin Rose that Rose put on the green next to the ball before Johnson hit the putt.

Drone Captures Northern Lights Over Iceland