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Who Takes The Rap?

One thing readers can count upon is comic relief and predictability from the side line media–Network News, The New York Times, Washington Post, Time.   In 2008 these folks were breathlessly excited and spoke endlessly about the new maturity of the now enlightened American people.   Jonathon Last has a fine piece in the November 1 Weekly Standard entitled “Paradise Lost,” where he explores the old press two years ago and today as the GOP is poised for big gains.

Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post   wrote in November 2008 about the great and good American people.   We can all have “a new kind of pride in the American people.”   Today he says we are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats.  Joe Klein of Time was even more effusive in 2008.   He said that Barack Obama’s victory was a “breathtaking statement of American open-mindedness.”     Klein now has his breath back and writes that there is “something diseased about a society that idolizes its ignoramuses and disdains its experts.”    I wonder if Klein is too young or too dense to remember that it was the whiz kids like Robert McNamara who got us into Viet Nam and kept telling us it would work and a practical man like Ronald Reagan who got us out of the Cold War by saying of the Soviets, “We win, they lose,” and backing it up.

Then there is Frank Rich of The New York Times who wrote in 2008 that we were America the Beautiful    But now, according to Rich, there is “a level of rage coursing through our veins.”   Guess we are not so beautiful anymore.   All this points to the divide between what Rush Limbaugh calls the “Ruling Class versus the Country Class.”   We also saw this when we learned that George Bush had a higher IQ than John Kerry.   The Left had a nervous breakdown on that one.    David Gergen, so called moderate, worked for 5 Presidents beginning with Richard Nixon and ending with Bill Clinton.   Gergen says the smartest of the bunch, for all his personality flaws, was Richard Nixon.   But none of this matters to the side line Left who has their collective minds made up and do not wish to be confused by objective truth.

The central theme of Last’s piece is not only the unwitting, hapless Left wing comedians, entertaining as they are.   If Democrats blame America for defeat, and they do,  Republicans tend to turn on each other.  In 2008 Talk Radio blamed the RINO’s, Pro lifers blamed the elite blue blood Republicans and conservatives blamed the banks.

So Democrats blame rubes taken in by charlatans, middle America fundamentalist crazies.   Obama says it is “bitter clingers to guns and religion.”   Republicans think it is some branch of their family that they do not claim.    As Jack Kennedy liked to note, “Victory has many fathers but defeat is an orphan.”    Perhaps we could learn from the wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson who said:  “Every person I meet is superior to me in some way.”   We all have different gifts and graces.    If one has to choose who is responsible, I prefer those who at least know the buck stops with them rather than those who first praise and then blame the voters.  The voters are actually smarter than the left wing Press which is why the value of newspaper stocks is now lower than the price of the paper and why MSNBC and CNN have no watchers while FOX is a ratings behemoth.

In any case this appears to be a GOP year.    We can see it in the ads.   Here in CO Ken Buck is speaking about Mr. Rubberstamp, Michael Bennet, to be sure but also about what he plans to do when elected.   Mr. Rubberstamp cannot defend what he has done nor plans to do so he is reduced to seeking to frighten about what Mr. Buck might do.   Basically Mr. Rubberstamp reflects the lies and distortions of his Party.   Both the Denver Post and Colorado Springs Gazette  have stated that Bennet’s campaign and his ads have been full of deception and diversion.    Channel 9 asked Michael about this last Saturday night at the debate.    He denied being deceptive in his ads, of course,  but facts are stubborn things.

Vote Republican.  Vote for Ken Buck.   And let the old line Press blame us for the defeat of their Democrat buds.   No one is watching them anyway so their bluster is basically a circular firing squad spitting into an ever changing wind.   See you at the polls.


Rush Limbaugh on Ken Buck

Rush Limbaugh devoted a good share of his program on Monday, July 19 to an American Spectator article entitled “America’s Ruling Class–And the Perils of Revolution” by Angelo M. Codevilla.   Codevilla makes the case that, while there has always been an American elite, wealthier and more powerful than others, never before has this class been so predictably of one mind.   Never has there been so little diversity within America’s upper crust. 

Further, the professor at Boston University, says that this desire to be part of the ruling class effects Republicans as well as the Far Left.  Rush added that this is one of the reasons that Trent Lott and Lindsey Graham and some other GOP members are so critical of the Tea Party.   Grassroots efforts such as this are a threat to the Republican upper crust as well as Democrat elites.   So it can be argued that such Republicans have more in common with Dodd and Durbin than they do with their constituents.   Thus we see the reluctance of such Senators and former leaders to oppose Obama nominees for the Supreme Court.   They are already in or wish to be in the ruling class.

How did this homogeneity evolve among the ruling class?   Pseudo-conservatives like David Brooks say it is because modern society has become so complex that only a few have the technical skills to run things today.  What a joke!   What tripe!   Barack Obama has never run anything and is now running our land into the ground.   Unless one counts ability to read a teleprompter as a technical skill the President is a total novice.   He is surrounded by persons similarly uninitiated to real life experience.
Unlike Brooks, Codevilla offers a solid answer as to how we reached such a sameness among the elites–they have all arrived because their careers and fortunes depend upon government.   We could add government out of control.   But sooner or later the professor says this will be corrected because the majority will not be ruled by such a minority.    Later is now sooner and the November elections are just a season away.   Yesterday we sent our mail-in ballots in the GOP primary for men like Ken Buck, nuanced and more intelligent than the Ruling Class.   

And, on Monday, July 19, Rush Limbaugh in the context of Ruling Class, Country Class described himself as the latter and mentioned Ken Buck as representing a similar grassroots movement as opposed to his opponent, Jane Norton.  The timing of Rush’s comments is very interesting as on Sunday, July 18,  The Denver Post endorsed Jane Norton over Ken Buck.  Let us see.  The  Post  has a circulation of 704,000 on Sundays and readership is dropping.   Rush’s audience is 20 million per week and  growing.   Which endorsement would you prefer?

The endorsement of Jane Norton by The Denver Post is disappointing but predictable.   The Establishment press is endorsing the Establishment candidate.   And the Establishment is suspect now as it was in the 1960’s.    But today the upstarts are not playing banjos and wearing blankets, beads, buckskins and bandanas.   And they are not interested in dropping out but in taking charge.   They are the Country Class.   Meanwhile, we have a Ruling Class, elitist President, comically arrogant who got where he is by suckling on the government.    And the mammary glands of government are not big enough to support him and his programs and his motley crew of Reid, Pelosi, Dodd, Durbin and Frank.

There is something else about this Country Class, Tea Party, grassroots movement.    They are smart, wise, and often more experienced than the elite, Ruling Class.   In Obama’s case this does not take much.   Beyond that they do not care what the old line Press thinks of them.    They are secure with who they are and what they have done.   They know what they wish to do.  Ken Buck fits this mold.  This is one of the reasons why Sarah Palin is so hated by elites as was the late North Carolina Senator, Jesse Helms before her.   They care not a whit what the Ruling Class writes and says about them.   The elites, accustomed to persons catering to them, naturally resent this.  

Ronald Reagan laughed at them also which is one of the reasons he was called an amicable dunce.   And this giant left them in his rear view mirror.    Polls for Obama and his Party indicate that the Country Class is about to do the same thing again.

General George Patton said, as he addressed his troops, “I actually feel sorry for the enemy and what we are going to do to them. I really do”  There is something to be pitied about an elite press which lives in the past, which does not realize it has been passed by.   It is like a high school athlete who cannot deal with the fact that his glory days are behind him.   But pathetic or not, the defeat of the Ruling Class and the aging institutions that prop it up cannot come soon enough.