Do we have a chance?


Today I was sitting enjoying my coffee when Mrs. Patriot said, I don’t trust Romney, he’s just another rich guy who wants another notch on his belt, President. Well that sent me reeling! Is she that out of touch with reality and more disconcerting, does she represent Ms. Modern America.


The latter disturbs me the most! Does my wife; whom I’ve given up on a long time ago as far as explaining reality to represent Ms. Average American? She gets her news from the Today Show, NBC Nightly News and the remainder of left wing loonies including Anderson Cooper, the View, Ellen and of course Kathy Lee and Hoda. With that treasure trove of knowledge at her disposal it’s no wonder she made such an outlandish remark. But the real problem is how many Mrs. Patriots are out there?


This election is without a doubt the most crucial in American History yet it will be decided largely by a populace that hasn’t a clue as to what’s going on; that is truly distressing! Unfortunately Mrs. Patriot represents Mr. and Ms. Average American. How do we reach them; can we reach them; is it too late; has Atlas already shrugged?


The average informed person proclaims; there’s no way he can be re-elected. The real unemployment rate is around 16%; Obama Care is unconstitutional; business is fleeing because of his radical environmental policies; no one is hiring because of his anti business policies; he’s shredded the constitution; he’s not governing but ruling by Executive Fiat ; how can he possibly be re-elected? Well my friends, once again I give you my wife’s remarks; “, I don’t trust Romney, he’s just another rich guy who wants another notch on his belt! They have successfully made this campaign about the Rich vs. the so called average American.


They can’t run on his abysmal record so they have to invoke Class Warfare. It’s those evil rich people that want to take your health care; those evil rich people that don’t want to pay their fair share; those evil rich people that “God Forbid” expect to make a PROFIT (now that’s the most heinous 4 letter word of all) on their investment and worst of all those evil rich people that have to fire people occasionally in order to save companies; can you say Bain Capital?


Between now and November expect to be bombarded with a plethora of misinformation; it’s all they have. Romney doesn’t know how to create jobs he just knows how to maximize profits by firing people; Romney just wants to protect the rich; Romney wants to ship our jobs overseas. All this while saying; uuuuuhhh we’ve created 4 and ½ million new jobs; the private sector is doing fine; green energy is the future; we must continue to invest in education and uuuuuhhhh did I mention I got bin Laden!


They keep saying negative ads don’t work; they will scare off those precious independents. Well those that say they don’t work are fools; the greatest ads of all times were produced by Rocking Lee Atwater who managed Regan’s Campaign against that shrimp Michael Dukakis; Remember Willie Horton? Those ads help bring about the greatest landslide victory in modern times because Regan wasn’t afraid to go negative; besides Willie Horton he ran a series of ads featuring Dukakis sitting in a tank; never before has anyone looked more pathetic than Dukakis in that tank.


The fact is negative adds do work and they are the most effective way of hitting home. If Barrackie Boo is allowed to continue to lie about Romney and all Romney does is explain his vision Barrackie Boo wins. He can and will say anything and his aforementioned water boys and girls will drum home his message. Nothing should be off the table; Jeremiah Wright; Solyndra; Obama Care; Bill Ayres; his open mike “I’ll have more flexibility after the election” remark to Russian Leader Dmitry Medvedev! Hit him with everything we have; this election’s too important to lose!


Yes my friends, Mrs. Patriot’s remark was a wakeup call for me. The left has been very effective in administering their propaganda; I had no idea just how effective until that one seemingly innocent remark. Their entire line-up of stooges has been painting Romney as just another Rich Guy that wants to be president while Ole Barrackie Boo is fighting for you; Mr. and Mrs. Middle Class American. He’s fighting alright but not for you instead to eradicate you. You see, in his Socialists Utopia there is no middle class; just the elite and the impoverished!




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Old Poolman 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

PP - What you had to say in this hub is frightening, yet we know it is true. I often hear people making comments about something that is so far from the truth one wonders how they can possibly believe what they said. Your also correct in saying that with no record of achievement the only thing the present administration can run on is lies and fear tactics. Is it even possible to get people to open their eyes and look for truth when they are covered up with the drivel coming from the media?


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Sounds like you have your work cut out for you educating Mrs. Patriot. There are still a lot of misinformed people out in our nation who gobble up the pablum that the Lame Stream Media dishes out on a daily basis.

It's time to use all those videos now on file and use them effectively against the Liar-in-Chief. He's still out there lying away and some people have bought so heavily into it that it's pathetic. He actually now has a record on file unlike when he was elected the first time.

The Frog


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

Oh the evil mind washing lefties have turned your wife into a zombie, it's like I am in the 50s again. It's just the propaganda I am sure, moving to the left will certainly destroy this country, just like it destroyed all those nations that are now outperforming us huh?


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

I see one of the resident trolls is still with us.


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Old Poolman 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

Josak - I think the point is there is so much mis-information being broadcast today it is difficult for anyone to sort out fact from fiction. This goes for both sides. Fear is the best motivator even if it is untrue. The effort to divide the people of this country is working as can be evidenced right here on hub pages. We now see hardcore, foam at the mouth types making comments on almost every controversial hub. People on both sides have their blinders on and will only believe those things that suit their radical positions. The news media is certainly part of this issue of further dividing America.


Partisan Patriot 4 years ago Author

Old Poolguy

It is frightening indeed; the populace has been so effectively dumbed down they now look to the likes of Anderson Cooper; Matt Lauer and Queen Oprah herself to espouse the necessary knowledge in order to live their daily lives. They bought into the phony Hope and Change 4 years ago and now that it hasn’t worked they are buying into the lies as to why it hasn’t worked yet but it still will if given enough time and of course more stimulus money.

On another note fell free to insult the latest dweeb that visited two persons down!


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

I have to admit that lately,, I am meeting lots of Mrs. Patriots. I had dinner with an otherwise intelligent couple 2 weeks ago. The woman looked me in the eye and said that although she doesn't like Obama, Romney scared her more. I almost choked on my sausage and peppers! Up interesting and awesome.


Partisan Patriot 4 years ago Author

Froggy

Mrs. Patriot refuses to be educated; God knows I’ve tried! However she will vote the right way despite her uneducated remarks; she knows all we have would be destroyed given 4 more years of this Regime!

It is time to use everything we have; nothing should be off the table. We should have learned from our mistakes 4 years ago what allowing our opponent to frame the debate would do to you; we were destroyed and rightfully so. Never before has such an inept campaign been run!

He does now have a record and will do everything possible to run away from it!!!!!


Partisan Patriot 4 years ago Author

Josak or should I say Cossack

Spoken like a true disciple of Karl Marx; no it’s not like you are in the 50s again; you and your revolution are stuck in 1917 with Lenin, Trotsky and the good old boys!

And yes, moving to the left will destroy this country! I wouldn’t say Spain, Portugal or Greece are exactly outperforming us huh?


Partisan Patriot 4 years ago Author

Pop

Thanks as always for your support. Unfortunately there are too many Ms. Patriots out there; you can thank TV for that. They are so absorbed in the Real Housewives of Tora Bora or whatever they don’t take the time to inform themselves as to what’s going on under their noses.

As for dinner with a supposedly intelligent couple; that’s the problem; the so called intelligencia are the most susceptible to the brainwashing because they see themselves as enlightened and will swallow any drivel the entertainment community throws out!


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

We may be doomed....


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

Old Poolman you know i have no issue with disagreement, I enjoy an informed argument/debate we have done that amicably before, it bothers me not at all that other people have a different perspective on the world, what bothers me is the attitude clearly seen in the hub above and in some of the comments it's not informed opinion it's dogma "whom I’ve given up on a long time ago as far as explaining reality to represent Ms. Average " Mr Patriot doe snot have an opinion on the world he knows what reality is and everyone including the woman he chose to bind his life to is just an ignorant zombie unaware of reality. nothing good ever comes from that sort of attitude.

Patriot:

Spoken like someone who does not know their Russian history, Cossacks opposed the bolshevik revolution. More to the point I am not even a communist. Spain and Portugal's economic situation is not as dire as the US's and I believe both have center right governments. I was more referring to the already much better quality of life and economic prospect nations like Australia, New Zealand pretty much all of Scandinavia or should we look at the rising nations India (socialist) Pretty much all of South America (socialist) or maybe we should just go for a safe example and say Germany, feel free to take your pick.


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michiganman567 4 years ago from Michigan

Yes she does represent the Mrs. Patriots across the country. That is what the whole "war on women" is all about. Obama needs a larger chunk of the woman vote because he isnt going to get the black vote to turn out like he did the last time. Luckily for him, he has his state owned media putting in overtime for his reelection bid. I even heard some so called moderates (Liberals) demonizing anyone in the tea party. The left, as usual, controls the language and brainwashes the masses with it's constant media assault.


Partisan Patriot 4 years ago Author

Excuse me for a moment Cossack while I bath in your brilliance; now that’s better; I apologize for insulting you given the fact I’m sure you would have been in full support of the Bolshevik revolution; but you are lucky enough to be alive during the second Bolshevik Revolution led by none other than Barrack Hussein Obama! You say you aren’t a communist yet you support a President and an ideology that is built upon the basic premise of Socialism/Communism; “from each according to their ability to each according to their need”; sound familiar. Your boy Barrackie Boo told Joe the Plummer on the campaign trail I think we’re all better off when we spread the wealth around a little; that’s professing redistribution based on good old Karl Marx if I ever heard it.

Fact is all Socialist governments fail over time; Margret Thatcher said it best when she said Socialism is great until you run out of other people’s money. What made the United States great was pure unadulterated Capitalism with a capital C. And for the life of me I can’t understand why people such as you continue to want to undermine the basic premise upon which this country was built.

If Spain, Portugal, New Zealand etc. are so great why don’t you move there and share in their greatness. Truth be known there is no better quality of life than that shared by all of us in the good old USA. That’s why I am fighting so hard to preserve it and get rid of this current Regime!


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

AHHAAH as far as I am concerned Barrack Obama is not even a leftist let alone a communist, he is for example far further to the right than the right wing candidate in a country like say Australia, hell even Germany.

Obama is not "my boy" I am not even a fan, in fact I don't like him at all, I don't like Romney either but that's a whole other cake isn't it?

It may surprise you to learn that suggesting that maybe one percent of the nation should not own 90% of the wealth is an idea which rather predates Marx.

I suspect you would not be able to explain to me the first thing about how a socialist or communist system works, I sincerely doubt you know but of course it's other people who are brainwashed.

As for quality of life being best in the US according to the UN and World Bank report (I am sure in your mind those are agents of the communist regime) it's 13th best in the world as of last year and expected to be 15th this year, include micro nations and its 24th. Let me guess facts are communist too right?


Partisan Patriot 4 years ago Author

Cossack; if Barrack Obama isn’t left of center enough for you then the back and forth stops here.

I have some legitimate questions for you if you care to stay and answer them.

What is your background; do you or have you ever worked and if so what was your occupation.

You appear to be intelligent so I assume you are college educated; if so what is your degree in.

Are you from this country? I can’t imagine you grew up in the same America I did and harbor such extreme ideals. I don’t mean to be insulting but I am very curious!


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

I have worked in shipping, as a coal miner, an economist and now I run/own an import/export business.

I have degrees in a few things for interest but my working degree is in economics and economic management.

Am I from this country well... I was born in Argentina much of my family is American, I don't know how your South American history is but after the Argentine government started kidnapping torturing and executing people like me I left and moved to the US, I have been a US citizen for decades.

Satisfied? How does that pertain?

My legitimate questions. have you read: The wealth of nations, Das kapital and or any of the founding socialist texts?

Do you actually know the differences between systems?

Do you have the relevant knowledge to have an informed opinion on the matter or are you just a guy who is sure of something on no basis?

lastly and most importantly why are you so sure of your beliefs? and why are you convinced that those who don't share them feel differently due to ignorance?

No insult/offense taken.


Partisan Patriot 4 years ago Author

Quite a resume; but what I can’t understand is if you come from a country where freedoms were restricted how then can you possibly support this current Regime?

My educational background was also in economics but my hard core conservative ideology was forged through 37 years in management for one of the remaining big four railroads in this country. I experienced the frustration first hand attempting to supervise union workers who were out to screw the company that provided them the means to support their families.

Yes I do know the difference between the systems and what I have seen over the past 3 and ½ years America has moved from a Representative Republic to a Fascist State controlled by a Regime.

Barack Obama is an enemy of the free market, and he wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. What Obama has been moving toward is Fascism: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, he gets to call the shots but, when his bright ideas lead to disaster, he can blame those who own businesses in the private sector.

Case in point, through Obama Care; passed over the objection of 67% of the American voters he forced insurance companies to cover the children of their customers until the children are 26 years old. This created favorable publicity for Obama while forcing insurance premiums to rise. The end result, Insurance Companies became the bad guys for their apparent “greed” which furthered Obama’s war on corporations!

The same case can be made for the Obama Motors bailout. He saved the UAW while stiffing the investors. The end result this Fascist Regime now owns an American Auto Manufacturer!

So I assure you my opinions are grounded in reality; most of which was forged through 37 years on the front lines battling disgruntled union workers! I am certain of my beliefs; they are based on a lifetime of political observations starting way back in the 70’s with the election of America’s first disastrous president Jimmy Carter!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

PP - Josak and Obama have the same mythical credentials. They both seem to know a lot about nothing.

The Frog


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

Please don't associate my beliefs with restricting freedoms, I believe in individual liberties and I dislike the limitation of them, I usually find that I believe in far more individual liberties than the conservatives I speak to, I am not a liberal (I am a leftist) and I don't like or support this "regime" it's mildly better than the alternative in my opinion but still.

Next "fascism" when you say this country is becoming fascist under Obama it literally makes me want to bang my head against a desk, why? Because you actually obviously don't know what that word means, I have a hub on this if you are interested called introducing the four way political spectrum, but to make it short: fascism is right wing authoritarianism, where as say Stalinism is authoritarian leftism since you believe Obama is a leftist he cannot possibly be fascist, you don't know the political basics....

Obviously you don't know the difference between systems...

Battling union workers is no basis for making up your mind politically.

Anyhow this is getting really long so I will leave it there.

Frog: I wonder where you get your awe inspiring knowledge and wisdom from? :P I love it, I study things for years with a professional background in it and i have opinions, most of you have not read even the basic material but you are absolutely sure.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Josak - I read and learn, not just speculate from the far left like some I see.


Partisan Patriot 4 years ago Author

Cossack; you continue to pontificate from your pedestal pretending to educate us lesser bumpkins; well my friend here’s a bit of history for you!

Back in the 1920s when fascism was a new political development, it was widely – and correctly – regarded as being on the political left. Jonah Goldberg’s great book, “Liberal Fascism,” cites overwhelming evidence of the fascists’ consistent pursuit of the goals of the left, and of the left’s embrace of the fascists as one of their own during the 1920s.

Mussolini, the originator of fascism, was lionized by the left, both in Europe and in America, during the 1920s. Even Hitler, who adopted fascist ideas in the 1920s, was seen by some, including W.E.B. Du Bois, as a man of the left.

It was in the 1930s, when ugly internal and international actions by Hitler and Mussolini repelled the world, that the left distanced itself from fascism and its Nazi offshoot – and verbally transferred these totalitarian dictatorships to the right, saddling opponents with these pariahs.

Here’s where you fit the description, what socialism, fascism and other ideologies of the left have in common is an assumption that some very wise people – like yourself – need to take decisions out of the hands of lesser people, like the rest of us, and impose your decisions by government fiat; sound familiar.

The left’s vision is not only a vision of the world, but also a vision of themselves as superior beings pursuing superior ends. In the United States, however, this vision conflicts with a Constitution that begins, “We the People …”

That is why the left has for more than a century been trying to get the Constitution’s limitations on government loosened or evaded by judges’ new interpretations, based on notions of “a living Constitution” that will take decisions out of the hands of “We the People,” and transfer those decisions to our betters.

The self-flattery of the vision of the left also gives its true believers a huge ego stake in that vision, which means that mere facts are unlikely to make them reconsider, regardless of what evidence piles up against the vision of the left and regardless of its disastrous consequences.

As for battling union workers being the basis for making up my mind politically; it is a very valid basis for my conservative foundation. You see one leg of the Liberal Democratic Party’s three legged stool is their unholy alliance with labor unions. Just look at what they tried in Wisconsin when Governor Scott Walker began implementing the agenda he ran on and was elected to do. Unions don’t protect good workers; they don’t need them; they are there for the protection of the something for nothing, you owe me everything bad apples


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

fas·cism

noun?/?faSH?iz?m/?

An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization

The dictionary is also part of the communist conspiracy right?

Socialism is an economic system, it does not regulate that any decisions should be taken out of anyone's hands, what you are referring to is authoritarianism it's the symptom of dictatorships be they left right or center and has nothing to do with the left, I certainly do not want to take the decision process away from anyone, indeed I believe in direct democracy playing a much larger role in decisions making than it currently does. It's funny you seem to consider the left a movement of elitists because all the leftist texts I have read speak strongly of equality right wing texts on the other hand... Not always take Atlas Shrugged for example.

As for unions as a miner they saved my house and my family when I was injured so my experience has only been positive, and I have never been accused of being a bad worker in any job I have done even from back in the home country where I worked sixteen hours a day, 15 of them underground.


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

Frog, reading and learning what? perhaps I can re-purpose a question, it appears Mr Patriot has not read The wealth of nations, Das Kapital or any of the founding socialist texts, have you? Do you have any education in economics or macro economics? Or is all that just knowing a lot about nothing?


Partisan Patriot 4 years ago Author

Cossack; as I pointed out in my previous post, back in the 1920s when fascism was a new political development, it was widely – and correctly – regarded as being on the political left. Jonah Goldberg’s great book, “Liberal Fascism,” cites overwhelming evidence of the fascists’ consistent pursuit of the goals of the left, and of the left’s embrace of the fascists as one of their own during the 1920s.

It was in the 1930s, when ugly internal and international actions by Hitler and Mussolini repelled the world, that the left distanced itself from fascism and its Nazi offshoot – and verbally transferred these totalitarian dictatorships to the right, saddling opponents with these pariahs.

So as you revisionists always do, when something doesn’t suit you, you simply re-write history. In this case when Fascism became associated with despots you quickly abandoned the philosophy and once again as you always do, shifted it to your opponents.

So, no in and of itself the dictionary is not part of the communist conspiracy but revisionism certainly is and in this case Fascism was revised and assigned to the right!

Socialism in and of itself is a mere nebulas concept and cannot be isolated from the various forms of government which have misapplied its principles throughout history; the latest evil example is the USSR. Socialism may not regulate that any decisions should be taken out of anyone's hands but that’s the way it always ends up. It stifles the human spirit and thwarts creativity as well as ingenuity. Everywhere it has been tried throughout history it has resulted in the enslavement of the people by an elitist government that knows best!

The left is a movement of elitists; you want to tell everyone what to eat; what to drink; what type of car to drive; how much energy they are allowed to burn; what type of light bulbs to buy; and of course regulate that so called bogus Carbon Foot Print! All we on the right want is be left alone and not taxed into extinction to pay for your leftist do gooder programs!

What never ceases to amaze me is this country, until now hasn’t changed very much in its’ 200 plus years of existence. It was founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs and based on a Capitalistic form of enterprise. Only in America could one of 4 sons of a railroad worker rise up to the level I achieved which allows me to spend my retirement years in relative ease. No other country would have afforded me that opportunity. If you and the other leftists are so disgruntled with our country and our form of government and enterprise why don’t you simply leave; I’m sure there are plenty of people in Cuba or Venezuela that would gladly change places with you!

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