Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bipartisanship is the LAST Thing the US Congress Needs!!!



From January 2007

Bipartisanship is the LAST Thing the US Congress Needs!!!
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If you are a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, or a member of any of the Sundry other political parties in America… “Bipartisanship” in the US Congress is the last thing you should want!


One can hardly open a newspaper these days without seeing an article by a member of the MSM bemoaning the lack of bipartisanship in the Congress. Warning flares should go off in your consciousness as soon as you see the title of such an article.


Why? Isn’t bipartisanship a good thing? Maybe in other countries… but not in the US.


Look, Americans have deep rooted differences about the way the country should be run. These are, or should be, core beliefs. All political parties have those differences. Otherwise, we’d have only one political party. Then we’d really be in a mess! No checks and balances at all.


Bipartisanship requires, of a necessity, compromise. It also demands consensus. Both those things are unthinkable to “THINKING” Americans.


Look, I take a position on things, anything, because I believe I am right. So do you. So do Republicans and Democrats and all the others. To compromise your core beliefs simply means they were not core beliefs to begin with… or… you are a weak individual and your willingness to compromise is a character flaw. The same holds true for a political party. Where I come from compromise, by anyone, is seen as a weakness of will. A lack of will power. It is not seen as a good thing. One who refuses to compromise, and sticks to his guns, is looked up to as a strong individual, as someone to be admired. You may not like his position, but damnit; you know where he stands… at all times!


Now… what of consensus? Well, consensus, plain and simple, is lack of leadership. It means there is no single individual in the group strong enough to lead and/or guide all, or a part of, the group, to his way of thinking. Consensus is that paved road to Perdition!


Every organization needs, and must have, a leader. Without a leader there is blind stumbling about and nothing, of any import, is accomplished.


In our Congress we have two sets of political ideas and beliefs. For anything to get done one side or the other must surrender that side’s principles. And it is a disgusting thing to behold! I would rather my side lose every vote and not surrender their beliefs than to win any votes by compromising them.


Currently the Democrats control both houses on Congress. There is no Republican leadership in the House and the only would-be leader in the Senate, John McCain, is more Democrat than he is Republican. We have a weak President, who is not now, nor has he ever been, a conservative. So Conservative Voters in America are without representation in the Government of the United States. Yet the populace of America is, far and away, conservative. This means, of course, that anything the government does is met with derision from the American population. This produces a constant state of turmoil in the country.


A bipartisan Congress would ride, rough shod, over the wants and wishes of the American electorate. Laws would be passed and freedoms lost in the blink of an eye. A bipartisan Congress would rule rather than govern. We would awaken each morning the find a list of new laws in our newspapers, which were passed the preceding day by the Congress. The weight of those laws would soon crush the spirit of the America.


No, Dear Reader, we do not want a Bipartisan Congress.


So, never mind when the MSM calls for more bipartisanship in Congress. Consider the source, an MSM that is slightly to the left of Karl Marx.


Remember this when you see all the articles in your local paper calling for bipartisanship in Congress. Remember it when the Dems or the repubs call for it as well. Know that Bipartisanship is the very last thing we need in the government of the United States!


Longstreet


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2 comments:

Frank said...

Remember this when you see all the articles in your local paper calling for bipartisanship in Congress. Remember it when the Dems or the repubs call for it as well. Know that Bipartisanship is the very last thing we need in the government of the United States!
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That's why Hillary said Fox is fairer to her campaign than NBC.... What a hoot, a Nazi news channel fair.....

If it's centrist and it honestly shows conservatives doing wrong, slam it as being Left.... got to love those tactics... I just feel bad for the people who don't have the brain power to see it.

Longstreet said...

Don't be too fast to judge Fox. Their owner held a fund raiser for Hillary. Plus, Fox is slipping with conservative viewers since it has been airing more and more liberally slanted pieces and has brought more liberal broadcasters on board. It isn't NEARLY as conservative as it was, oh, say... 5 years ago.

Remember: CNN started out as a conservative news network. I dropped ABC news off my station and put CNN Radio News on because of it's conservative slant back then. Then I dropped CNN off and went to a local network after CNN became so leftward slanted.

Nowadays we refer to CNN as the Clinton News Network.

By the way, Frank, which network is centrist? I spent 30 years in the business and I have never, never, found one network, or one print outlet, including my own, that was centrist. The history of the news business, from it's earliest days is saturated in "agendas" either from the left or from the right. A centrist publication, or broadcast network, would not survive a year. It would go broke. If you own, or control a network, or print publication, you determine what sells in your market, liberalism, or conservatisim and you give your readers, listeners, and viewers, that menu. Elsewise, you're out of business in short order.

Folks tend to forget... the news business is... first and foremost... a business. If they don't make money for their stockholders, just like any other business, they are shut down, or sold to an outfit that will give it's patrons what they want.

I have suspected, for some time, that our Aussie/American friend who owns FOX is way more liberal than his publications or his broadcast networks... worldwide. But... he is smart as hell... and he has made lots of money giving his patrons what they want.

I admire his business sense.

Best regards!

Longstreet