Sunday, May 17, 2015

What I Want to Hear From (R) Candidates

    I think we can all agree, we are sick and tired of the non-stop nit picking back and forth between the media and Republican candidates (or potential candidates) for president. The media plays gotcha with standard liberal memes like; “do you support equal pay for women?”, “are you pro-choice?”, “do you support increased spending on infrastructure?”, and of course “knowing what we know now, would you have gone into Iraq like Dubya did?”.  In response, the (R) candidates pander a bit to liberals and then point out Sec Clinton’s inadequacy for the office of president. Simply put the (R)s are afraid of the media and the inevitable onslaught of twitter sniping and blog posting by liberal scoundrels across the country. I would really like to see the (R)s ask the media a question or two. Perhaps they could ask, “at what point does the federal government stop being responsible for everything in your life?” or “When did we, as Americans, relinquish our desire for liberty and the idea self-reliance?”. The non-stop drip drip drip of liberal complaints that include unfair this, and discrimination that; are eroding our personal liberty and submerging our self-reliant American culture and it is destructive.
   The real problem with liberal causes and liberals generally is there is no end to their demands. There will never be enough federal spending and there will never be enough equality (read wealth redistribution).  Let’s take a peek at the “equal pay” issue. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 was the first bill signed into law by President Obama. Based on the name and coverage in the news, one might think the law made it illegal to pay women less than men for the same job. However, unequal pay for women was made illegal in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The new act simply states that the 180-day statute of limitations for filing an equal-pay lawsuit regarding pay discrimination resets with each new paycheck affected by that discriminatory action, overturning a US Supreme Court decision stating the statute of limitations for presenting an equal-pay lawsuit begins on the date that the employer makes the initial discriminatory wage decision, not at the date of the most recent paycheck. The deceptive advertisement of the law as an “equal pay for equal work”  bill is gobbled up by the liberal media and fed to the American populace, that generally can’t pay attention long enough to read a two page blog post, much less understand it or read the actual legislation. It’s the same reason we think Hollywood is full of awesome people or we don’t give enough money to education; because liberals tell us so. Never mind the facts (read “Detroit Rock City!”) and certainly don’t expect the liberal media to iron out the truth for you; they are all in for liberal causes (#Stephanopoulos) and perpetuating lies (#BrianWilliams), when it suits their needs.
   In an article published by Lilly Ledbetter and Linda D. Hallman by Forbes magazine in 2014 the opening paragraph states; “Five years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law, American women are almost no closer to receiving equal pay for equal work.” Set aside the ambiguous language (“almost no closer”, really?) and think about the statement intimating that somehow even after they got what they wanted (notice the author’s name, yes it’s her namesake legislation); women aren’t getting paid the same as men for the same work. Need I remind you that it has been illegal since 1964? The machine liberals built to force feed our country a pointless piece of legislation, got what it wanted, but somehow can’t accept victory. Why you ask? It’s simple; the people who made money off this effort (mostly big (D) political operatives) want to keep the gravy train rolling. Keep an eye out and watch how they turn this effort toward the next liberal cause. It’s a lot more fun tweeting your outrage and organizing your liberal friends for a protest between joints, than it ever will be going to work. I know, because if I was making money off this blog I would do it full time, sans the weed of course.
   (R)s will face the same old media for the next year plus; itching to catch them saying something like; “I have binders filled with woman” or “47% of America won’t vote for me”. Their intent is to demonize the rascally Republicans who “hate woman and want poor people to die”; at least according to them. Republicans need to get used to it, expect it, stop whining about it and stiffen their upper lips. Figure out how to respond to this mindless drivel before you are confronted with it; or you will lose in 2016.

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