Posts Tagged ‘Ryan’

The Genius of Donald Trump’s Debt Ceiling Deal

Posted by Troy on 7th September 2017 in Political

The Left and Media is crowing about their win.  Conservative Pundits are spitting fire.  Never Trumpers are spewing “Told ya so!”  And most Trump supports are saying… “Meh.”

I think “Meh.”  Sums it up.  I often look at Trump’s actions and think “He’s either insane or genius.”  As he is fabulously wealthy, I have to assume that he is not insane.  So let me explain why the move was genius.

The debt ceiling was going to get raised.  Let’s just be honest about this for once.  We all know it.  We can have this “Oh, we’ll shut down the government,” spiting contests which are little more than roosters preening.  At the end of the day, the debt ceiling gets raised.  Trump knows this.  He knows it’s a waste of time.  He has hurricanes to deal with.  He knows that, if he takes too long getting the aid to the hurricane victims, the media is going to roast him (unfairly, but they don’t wish to be fair or impartial).

Trump wants to use energy on useful things.  There is nothing business people hate more than being stuck in some stupid meeting that is mandated by some out of touch bureaucrat.  That’s all this fight is.  Trump knows what’s going to happen.  Why bother wasting time and effort?  Far better to get it out of the way so that his people can work on more important things, like tax reform.

It also is a backhand to the Republicans.  The republicans are proving all small government lovers’ worst fear: that the Republicans are just as in love with big government and what the Democrats are doing.  They want to be able to rant and rave and get elected but never actually slow or stop that big government agenda.  They want a big government too.  The only thing that Republicans love to do is have pointless, meaningless stands.  The debt ceiling is the best fight of all!  They can get up and gnash their teeth and then capitulate because they can’t very well let America default on the debt, can they?

It’s a wake-up call to the Republicans in Congress.  Now they know that Trump is not on the Republican side.  Trump is on Trump’s side (to which, I honestly believe that Trump believes that Trump’s side IS America’s side).  Maybe this scares them, which is good.

Along these lines, it is also a page out of Sun Tzu’s Art of War.    “Put them in a spot where they have no place to go, and they will die before fleeing. If they are to die there, what can they not do? Warriors exert their full strength. When warriors are in great danger, then they have no fear. When there is nowhere to go they are firm, when they are deeply involved they stick to it. If they have no choice, they will fight.”  In other words, if your army feels like they are in danger of being absolutely destroyed, they will fight like hell to survive.  This is pretty hardcore, but there it is.  Now the Republicans might understand that they have to get something done, or Trump will try to get his agenda done by any means necessary, even if its working with the Democrats.

Likewise, DACA was  a great move.  It takes a program and puts it on the bargain table.  In the end, I think Trump’s pitch will be this:  “If you secure with border with… oh… I don’t know… a wall, we can work out something for these ‘Dreamers.’”

This is good stuff.  This is how deals are made.  And what did he give up?  Nothing.  The debt ceiling was going to be made.  DACA was going to be overturned by the courts and would have eventually been saved by Congress due to media pressure.  This is why I say these moves are genius.

Long Live the Constitution!

Why I think Ryan beat Biden

Posted by Troy on 11th October 2012 in Current Events, Political

I was shocked.  Biden actually sounded coherent!  Amazing.  Maybe he drinks or is on drugs and he sobers up for debates?  I have no clue.

I believe that Ryan won on his points.  However, both sides did a good job of representing their viewpoints.  I believe that Ryan’s answers are better than Biden’s answers.  Here are the reason why I believe Ryan won:

1)  Biden came out with the clear mission.  They told him that it would be split screen and to be sure to make faces.  So Biden relied upon exaggerated smiles and laughs and shaking his head and shocked looks to dismiss Ryan’s statements rather than refute him use words and logic.

2)  Biden constantly interrupted Ryan.  If you are afraid of what someone is saying, you interrupt him.  If you think the argument he is making is weak, you let him finish and then destroy him with your response so that everyone can clearly hear you destroy him.

3)  Biden interrupted the moderator.  Bad form, dude.

4)  Biden fell back to “uh” and “um”s which is the sign that someone is lying.  They are thinking about what they need to say, not saying what they believe.  You never have to say “um” when you’re saying something you really believe in.

5)  Biden complained about not having enough time.  Calling “unfair!” is the sign of someone who thinks they lost the debate.

Long Live the Constitution!

War on Women

Posted by Troy on 26th September 2012 in Current Events, Political

Every time I hear the phrase “the war on women,” I have an instant thought: “Brainwashed Zombies.”

If there’s an actual war, you know it.  You don’t need Sandra Fluke out there telling you that Germany is at war with Poland in WWII.  Even metaphorically, you don’t need someone to tell it to you when you’re really being oppressed.  Again, you know it.  The blacks knew it during Jim Crow.  Some may have tried to live around it as best they could without raising a fuss, but they knew that it was  wrong.  So let’s just call the “War on Women” what it is: propaganda.

If someone says that to you ask, what constitutes a war on women?  They will probably tell you two things: they want abortion illegalized, and they want to do away with contraception.

The first, I cannot really deny.  Many on the Right would like to see abortion abolished.  However, this has nothing to do with what feminists would tell you.  Ask a feminist why the Right wants abortion illegalized, and the feminist would tell you that it is a mechanism to control women (same with birth control).  It is not.  It is completely a belief that life begins at conception.  If you believe this, then you have to think that abortion is immoral.  It’s that simple.  If you don’t believe that, then it’s merely a choice.  However, pro-choicers wish to have their cake and eat it too.  You see, if it really is a choice, then fathers of illegitimate children should be able to sue to force an abortion or, if the woman CHOOSES to continue the pregnancy, well, that’s HER choice.  As such, all the cost should fall on her.  Regardless of anyone’s desires on the Right, as long as Roe v Wade is the law of the land, there is no reason to worry about this.

The second is just silly.  No one wants to make contraception illegal.  No one wants to take it away.  The Right doesn’t want to force Catholics (and others) to provide medical services that disagree with their religion.  That’s all.  Adam Corolla said that “I love beer, but just because other people aren’t forced to buy my beer for me doesn’t mean I don’t have access.  It’s on me to provide that for myself.”  Paraphrasing there.  If you can’t afford birth control, cut out the data plan on your smart phone.  If that doesn’t work.  Go to the free clinic.  If that doesn’t work, tell your boyfriend or husband to provide birth control or else there is no sex.  You will be amazed at how fast he can provide it for you.  They might even go out and get a job.

Open a dialog.  Most of these poor fools don’t know they’re being used.

Long Live the Constitution!

I blame the churches, honestly

Posted by Troy on 20th April 2012 in Current Events

The Ryan budget is coming under fire for “abandoning” the sick and the poor to the wolves.  I considered this.  Why should the government take care of the sick and poor?  Is that a natural function of government?  I don’t believe it is.  This all stems from Lyndon Johnson’s idea that we are the richest country in the world and can afford to take care of everyone.  He wasn’t clear if he meant everyone in the world.  There are several liberals in the government that believe so, and that is why we have talk about the global children’s rights treaty and cap and trade legislation. 

So that leads to the question, who used to take care of this?  Well, the answer is communities and churches.  That leads me to ask, well, where are they?  They’re still around…even if attendance is down.  So, why is it that they are not taking care of the sick and the poor?  I believe that this is a direct result of the welfare state that was created under President Johnson.  When he did so, he shifted the burden of charity from the churches to the government.  While I do realize that churches still help out members of their congregation, I also have to point out that they are involved with frivolous pursuits.  I do not believe that churches in the past spent nearly as much on stained glass windows and mission trips.  While I understand that spreading the Word is one of the Churches number one priorities, I believe that feeding the poor should be their top priority.  Also, I believe that the welfare state has robbed us of our inter-dependence.  People that may have once formed strong ties with the community and the church no longer do so.  It used to be that the community and churches were the safety net.  Now they are the social clubs. 

I respect the church.  I believe that religion and spirituality are of the uptmost importance to the human race.  I do not advocate withholding your tithe.  Instead, I advocate making sure that your donations go to where it is most needed.  Jesus would never care about the color of the windows in the building that people go to worship him.  Instead, he would care about how those people cared for those really in need.  Churches need to remember, while a pretty building may make their congregation bigger, charity makes it richer.