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Eliot Spitzer to run for NYC Comptroller

by Rodan ( 109 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Progressives at July 8th, 2013 - 8:00 am

With Mark Sanford getting elected to Congress despite him cheating and leaving his wife, other political adulterers are following his footsteps. Antony Weiner is now a top contender for NYC Mayor as polls show him either in the lead or a close 2nd. Now another former disgraced cheater seeks vindication. Former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer is now planning to run for NYC Comptroller.

Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor of New York five years ago amid a prostitution scandal, is re-entering political life, with a run for the citywide office of comptroller and a hope that voters are ready to look past his previous misconduct.

Mr. Spitzer, a Democrat, said he was eager to plunge back into politics and believed he could revolutionize the often-overlooked city office into a new model for government accountability and shareholder activism.

“I’m hopeful there will be forgiveness, I am asking for it,” he said in a telephone interview on Sunday night.

His re-entry comes in an era when politicians — like Representative Mark Sanford of South Carolina and the New York mayoral contender Anthony D. Weiner — have shown that public disapproval, especially over sexual misconduct, can be fleeting, and voters seem open to those who seek forgiveness and redemption.

Mr. Spitzer, an aggressive watchdog over Wall Street when he served as attorney general of New York, said he wanted to transform the comptroller’s office into a robust agency that would not merely monitor and account for city spending, as it does now, but conduct regular inquiries into the effectiveness of government policies, in areas like education.

Mark Sanford’s win in South Carolina has opened the door for other cheaters to make a come back in politics.

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109 Responses to “Eliot Spitzer to run for NYC Comptroller”
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  1. 1 | July 8, 2013 8:24 am

    Of course the NY voters will forgive him. He’s a Demo☭rat after all!


  2. MikeA
    2 | July 8, 2013 8:43 am

    I look at this as the coarsining of society. These men have proved that they cannot be trusted with their vows. They have lied and cheated and are only sorry they were caught. Instead of them being removed to the trash heap of politics, they can make themselves over and people forgive them. Its like Clinton. If they don’t take the vows of marriage seriously, why would they take the vow of upholding the constitution seriously.


  3. Prebanned
    3 | July 8, 2013 8:54 am

    MikeA wrote:

    If they don’t take the vows of marriage seriously, why would they take the vow of upholding the constitution seriously.

    To their Democrat constituents, not upholding the Constitution is a bonus.
    For those people offended by this comment, you are not really a Dem, you are a Dim, Dems hate this country and the Constitution.


  4. 4 | July 8, 2013 9:01 am

    @ Prebanned:

    What about Mark Sanford?


  5. 5 | July 8, 2013 9:09 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Prebanned:

    What about Mark Sanford?

    He was forgiven by the voters in SC, and returned to the House.


  6. 6 | July 8, 2013 9:17 am

    NYC should be beaten and flushed down a toilet. I give up.


  7. 7 | July 8, 2013 9:26 am

    @ Urban Infidel:

    Play this song when you have bad thoughts about New York:


  8. 8 | July 8, 2013 9:40 am

    @ Macker:

    Then its no different than Spitzer and Weiner.


  9. 9 | July 8, 2013 9:41 am

    @ Urban Infidel:

    Don’t feel too bad, the 1st district in South Carolina is with NYC in forgiving these lying politicians.


  10. 10 | July 8, 2013 9:43 am

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    NYC should be beaten and flushed down a toilet. I give up.

    FTFY


  11. Guggi
    11 | July 8, 2013 9:43 am

    MikeA wrote:

    If they don’t take the vows of marriage seriously, why would they take the vow of upholding the constitution seriously.

    With the implementation of same-sex-marriage traditional marriage has become meaningless. The rules have been altered to destroy the norm.


  12. Lily
    12 | July 8, 2013 9:46 am

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    NYC should be beaten and flushed down a toilet. I give up.

    It really is pathological ….to be honest. Talk to anyone who even votes for these fools and they suffer the same mental issue too. You give them the truth and they refuse to believe it. They believe what they want to believe..whether it’s true or not come hell or high water!!!!!


  13. Lily
    13 | July 8, 2013 9:49 am

    Guggi wrote:

    MikeA wrote:

    If they don’t take the vows of marriage seriously, why would they take the vow of upholding the constitution seriously.

    With the implementation of same-sex-marriage traditional marriage has become meaningless. The rules have been altered to destroy the norm.

    Oh indeed!!! Nothing is wrong….unless you are bigot or racist!!!! Very quickly erasing what is wrong. When in Austin, Tx during a protest for abortion they praise satan…we have a problem Houston.


  14. 15 | July 8, 2013 9:51 am

    @ Lily:

    I’m sure Stan is pleased…as will every Virgin DEMON with anvil-shaped genitalia who awaits each pro-Abortionist as they enter the Infernal Realm!


  15. 16 | July 8, 2013 9:51 am

    @ Macker:
    This town is ridiculous. I just back from a week in Maine and I feel like I went to America and came home to some freakish alternate universe.


  16. Lily
    17 | July 8, 2013 9:53 am

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    @ Macker:
    This town is ridiculous. I just back from a week in Maine and I feel like I went to America and came home to some freakish alternate universe.

    Right now I am glad I live where I live. ;) Hey UI!


  17. Prebanned
    18 | July 8, 2013 9:57 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Macker:

    Then its no different than Spitzer and Weiner.

    You are right but with the Democrats forgiveness is the rule Mark Sanford is an exception. People obviously are not perfect and redemption is possible but Democrats do not even require an admission of guilt, they circle the wagons even if you are caught with 90K in your freezer. Spitzer and Weiner are exceptions because they stepped down, Sanford is an exception because he was re-elected.


  18. 19 | July 8, 2013 9:58 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Urban Infidel:
    Don’t feel too bad, the 1st district in South Carolina is with NYC in forgiving these lying politicians.

    It’s not just the politicians here. It’s everything. You’ve seen my neighborhood. UGH!


  19. 20 | July 8, 2013 9:58 am

    @ Guggi:

    But Rudy is a RINO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ////

    i LAUGH WHEN PEOPLE CLAIM THAT.


  20. 21 | July 8, 2013 10:00 am

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    @ Macker:
    This town is ridiculous. I just back from a week in Maine and I feel like I went to America and came home to some freakish alternate universe.

    And here I tell my fellow Americans who haven’t visited Canada that country is the closest thing we have to a Parallel Universe. My bad. :cool:


  21. 22 | July 8, 2013 10:01 am

    @ Urban Infidel:

    YOu are really not going to like Mayor Weiner, then…


  22. 23 | July 8, 2013 10:01 am

    @ Urban Infidel:

    Where I live the Hipsters are taking over as well. Heck all my favorite bars are Hipster joints now.

    I even went up to one and asked the meaning of the animal hat. He claimed it was a way for his inner child to connect with the spiritual purity and innocense of animal’s connects with nature.

    :lol:


  23. 24 | July 8, 2013 10:02 am

    @ Prebanned:

    Don’t forget David Vitter. He was caught with a prostitute and was re-elected.


  24. 25 | July 8, 2013 10:04 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Urban Infidel:
    YOu are really not going to like Mayor Weiner, then…

    I didn’t think that it could get much worse than Bloomberg. I was wrong.


  25. 26 | July 8, 2013 10:05 am

    I’m making bumper stickers.

    WEINER & SPITZER…A POLE IN EVERY HOLE


  26. Lily
    27 | July 8, 2013 10:07 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Prebanned:

    Don’t forget David Vitter. He was caught with a prostitute and was re-elected.

    :oops: That is in Louisiana.


  27. 28 | July 8, 2013 10:09 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    The sad part is he the most sane Democrat running.


  28. 29 | July 8, 2013 10:10 am

    @ Urban Infidel:

    That would be a good sticker! The Hipsters would eat it up.

    :lol:


  29. RIX
    30 | July 8, 2013 10:10 am

    Good morning. There is a part of me pulling for Weinr
    & Spitzer.
    Only becuse it might take some heat off of Chicago


  30. 31 | July 8, 2013 10:10 am

    @ Prebanned:

    I remember the freezer guy, that was hysterical.


  31. 32 | July 8, 2013 10:12 am

    @ RIX:

    The sad part is them 2 are the sanest of the Dems running.


  32. Prebanned
    33 | July 8, 2013 10:12 am

    @ Rodan:
    OK, did not know that. So there are two exceptions. Politicians are a sorry lot. Looking at the mess that is our government, it is hard to believe any good ones exist. I am sure there are more screwing around that we do not know about.


  33. Guggi
    34 | July 8, 2013 10:15 am

    In postmodernism there is no rationality, no truth, no moral, every thing is emotion and relative to one’s standpoint, “minorities” rule and “majorities” pay the price but the “minorities” have already become the majority and the majority the minority.

    The system is broken and a new totalitarien regime can arise.


  34. RIX
    35 | July 8, 2013 10:16 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ RIX:

    The sad part is them 2 are the sanest of the Dems running.

    Probably. That’s how low the bar is.


  35. buzzsawmonkey
    36 | July 8, 2013 10:18 am

    Rodan wrote:

    The sad part is them 2 are the sanest of the Dems running.

    NOT TRUE.

    The best Democrat in the New York mayoral race, by far, is Bill Thompson. He was an honest and competent controller; while he is leftish, being a Democrat, he is not an ideologue; while he is black he is free of the antisemitism that so many black officeholders exhibit. And despite being outspent by Bloomberg’s $100 million during the last mayoral race, and having to fight Bloomberg’s misuse of his office (and the City Council, with the connivance of Christine Quinn) during the campaign, he came within 50,000 votes of beating Bloomberg.

    Thompson is the best that the City of New York can hope for. With any luck Quinn, Weiner and DeBlasio—corrupt leftwing sleazeballs, all of them—will knock each other out in a circular firing squad and leave the way open for him.


  36. Guggi
    37 | July 8, 2013 10:19 am

    btw.: seams the Pilot in San Francisco was a Pilot on Training and one of the girls who has been killed was killed by an ambulance vehicle.


  37. RIX
    38 | July 8, 2013 10:20 am

    In the Chicago Tribune this morning, a Muslim
    Brotherhood member claims that is good that
    Ramadan is beginning. He says that with all
    of the prayers in the mosque, they will get closer
    to God,
    Translated, they will hear more deranged ravings
    from the Imams , urging murder & mayhem.


  38. 39 | July 8, 2013 10:21 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Urban Infidel:
    That would be a good sticker! The Hipsters would eat it up.

    I don’t think so! HHAH. The Quinn supporters might take offense.


  39. buzzsawmonkey
    40 | July 8, 2013 10:25 am

    In addition to his interests in politics and cavorting with prostitutes, Eliot Spitzer is also an avid bird watcher, so much so that he has discovered several new species.

    The Spitzer swallows are named after him.


  40. buzzsawmonkey
    41 | July 8, 2013 10:26 am

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    The Quinn supporters might take offense.

    Interestingly, a lot of the gay politicos in New York are not particularly favorable towards Quinn.


  41. 42 | July 8, 2013 10:29 am

    @ Prebanned:

    They are all scam artists.

    I still think the freezer guy was hysterical.


  42. 43 | July 8, 2013 10:30 am

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    The Spitzer swallows are named after him.

    Then there’s the Yellow-Bellied Double Beaked Weiner Flasher.


  43. 44 | July 8, 2013 10:30 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    It’s that bad if he is the better option. My understanding is he’s a crony of the unions.


  44. RIX
    45 | July 8, 2013 10:31 am

    Spitzer campaign logans
    “Vote Spitzer! Come on you can swallow it”

    “Vote Spitzer! 90% of hos can’t be wrong.”


  45. 46 | July 8, 2013 10:33 am

    My friend Tom went to the Gay Pride Parade in NYC last week. Weiner was marching and Tom managed to get his attention and had a special message for him.

    He captured the encounter on video below.


  46. buzzsawmonkey
    47 | July 8, 2013 10:37 am

    Rodan wrote:

    It’s that bad if he is the better option. My understanding is he’s a crony of the unions.

    Name me a Democrat that is not “a crony of the unions.”

    Different unions are lining up with different candidates. All of the candidates want whatever votes the unions can deliver. But when the choice is to be made among an utterly unprincipled far-left panderer (DeBlasio); an utterly unprincipled far-left panderer playing sexual-orientation politics (Quinn); an utterly unprincipled far-left panderer with a sexual scandal and Muslim Brotherhood connections (Weiner); an utterly unprincipled far-left panderer who is stupid, incompetent, and blatantly crooked (Liu); a colorless leftwing outer-borough nonentity (Albanese); and a left-leaning man who is nonetheless reasonably honest, competent and courteous (Thompson), the choice is clear.


  47. 48 | July 8, 2013 10:41 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    That’s a very sad choice. :lol:


  48. 49 | July 8, 2013 10:42 am

    @ Urban Infidel:

    Bloomberg is a fascist. I don’t think Weiner would be any worse a fascist. OTOH, Weiner wouldn’t be any better, either. I wouldn’t move to New York for a $200K a year salary. It wouldn’t be enough to put up with what y’all have inflicted on yourselves.


  49. buzzsawmonkey
    50 | July 8, 2013 10:45 am

    BTW, “Bill DeBlasio” is really Warren Wilhelm. “Bill Deblasio” is a combination of an Anglicized version of his last name combined with his mother’s maiden name. He changed it when he went into politics to sound more ethnic.

    His wife, who is black, was apparently a LUG (Lesbian Until Graduation) in her college years, and wrote an essay about being lesbian which the DeBlasio campaign leaked several months ago, in an obvious ploy to try and, er, snatch any LGBT voters who might be disaffected from Quinn.


  50. buzzsawmonkey
    51 | July 8, 2013 10:46 am

    Rodan wrote:

    That’s a very sad choice.

    Name me a major urban center which has one that is any better. Hell, name me one that has a choice as good; at least we’ve got one reasonably good man in the running.


  51. 52 | July 8, 2013 10:48 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Big cities are dysfunctional,. crime-ridden, hell-holes. They should be outlawed :P


  52. buzzsawmonkey
    53 | July 8, 2013 10:50 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Big cities are dysfunctional,. crime-ridden, hell-holes.

    But they are energy-efficient. And can be fun.


  53. Guggi
    54 | July 8, 2013 10:56 am

    You couldn’t go with the name “DeBlasio” here without people bursting into laughter.

    (it would be similar to Mr. blowjob :-) )


  54. 55 | July 8, 2013 10:57 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    I haven’t voted since Giuliani’s last term.


  55. lobo91
    56 | July 8, 2013 11:00 am

    BREAKING: Watergate Deja Vu? Video Of Break-In At Law Firm Of State Dept Whistleblower, Computers Stolen… Update: Fedensin’s Allegations A Little Too Close To Hillary And Her Fixer?

    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident.

    The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment.

    “It’s a crazy, strange and suspicious situation,” attorney Cary Schulman told The Cable. “It’s clear to me that it was somebody looking for information and not money. My most high-profile case right now is the Aurelia Fedenisn case, and I can’t think of any other case where someone would go to these great lengths to get our information.”

    Fedensin’s allegations touch former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton more directly than anyone else currently in the Obama administration. Clinton was SecState when the eight investigations that Fedensin alleges were scuttled by senior department members, were scuttled. The scandals even touch Clinton’s own security detail as well as her long-time fixer, Cheryl Mills.


  56. 57 | July 8, 2013 11:03 am

    @ Urban Infidel:

    I’d bug out, but that is just me. I’ve picked wher eI live based partly on political calculations. If it was totally on political calculations, though, I’d move to Arizona. I just don’t like living in a place where everything dies if something happens to the flow of water. But when the time came for my wife or I to move (we were a long-distance relationship for a year), my moving to California wasn’t even considered. I could have found a job in Silly Valley just fine, but the political culture would have killed me.


  57. 58 | July 8, 2013 11:04 am

    @ lobo91:

    It’s not Watergate when a Democrat does it. Nothing to see here.


  58. 59 | July 8, 2013 11:14 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    It’s not Watergate when a Democrat does it. Nothing to see here.

    Nothing will come of this.


  59. lobo91
    60 | July 8, 2013 11:14 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    They didn’t even attempt to cover up what they were doing, either. What kind of “burglars” would break into the file cabinets in a law office, and leave all sorts of easily portable valuables that were in plain sight?


  60. Guggi
    61 | July 8, 2013 11:16 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    It’s not Watergate when a Democrat does it. Nothing to see here.

    You need a whistleblower to inform you who is behind it. Otherwise no one will care.


  61. The Osprey
    62 | July 8, 2013 11:17 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:

    They didn’t even attempt to cover up what they were doing, either. What kind of “burglars” would break into the file cabinets in a law office, and leave all sorts of easily portable valuables that were in plain sight?

    “Plumbers”


  62. 63 | July 8, 2013 11:17 am

    @ Rodan:

    No, probably not. Not because Hillary Clinton isn’t in it up to her eyeballs, but because the press is extremely disinterested in anything that reflects negatively on her. She has the Press-Worship thing going for her, but she is going to be old by the time 2016 rolls around, and she looks it. I don’t think she’ll sell to the AmIdol masses. She might win, depending on who the Republicans put up against her. If we run Chris Christie and he doesn’t even try to win, Hillary would win. But she isnt’ the invincible Clinton that they try to sell her as.


  63. The Osprey
    64 | July 8, 2013 11:18 am

    Holden’s mentor, Obama patron, NY Black activist and communist/Muslim sympathizer Percy Sutton

    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/07/percy-sutton-pro-communist-obama-enabler-holder-mentor/


  64. 65 | July 8, 2013 11:19 am

    @ lobo91:

    They know nothing will happen even if they are caught. No need to cover their traks.


  65. 66 | July 8, 2013 11:21 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    The media is going all in for the national “Great Mother.”

    But she isnt’ the invincible Clinton that they try to sell her as.

    I still do not see how any Republican can win in 2016. Democrats start off with 242 electoral votes and have a Demographic advantage. Things can change by then, but if I was a betting man, I would bet on a Dem win in 2016. As a matter of fact, I am thinking of putting some money down in Vegas on a dem win.


  66. The Osprey
    67 | July 8, 2013 11:22 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    I hear ya on the water thing. Especially when we are having a nasty heat wave like we have this summer.

    I think often of potentially moving back to Western SC, NC or Eastern Tennessee for that reason. But there is a lot to like about AZ.


  67. buzzsawmonkey
    68 | July 8, 2013 11:22 am

    Rodan wrote:

    They know nothing will happen even if they are caught. No need to cover their traks.

    “What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?”
    —MacBeth, Act 5, Scene 1


  68. 69 | July 8, 2013 11:23 am

    @ Rodan:

    Arrogance. That is a weakness on the Left. They have to show the world how superior they are to little things like laws.


  69. heysoos
    70 | July 8, 2013 11:23 am

    the MB is getting it’s ass kicked….the generals mean business
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/07/20137821320932698.html


  70. The Osprey
    71 | July 8, 2013 11:25 am

    @ Rodan:

    Who is calling her “Great Mother” or is that a title you have bestowed upon her?

    Sorry I just don’t see the enthusiasm for the Hildebeest but then I don’t pay attention to the MSM as much as I probably should.


  71. The Osprey
    72 | July 8, 2013 11:27 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Urban Infidel:

    Where I live the Hipsters are taking over as well. Heck all my favorite bars are Hipster joints now.

    I even went up to one and asked the meaning of the animal hat. He claimed it was a way for his inner child to connect with the spiritual purity and innocense of animal’s connects with nature.

    Why don’t they just go camping?


  72. lobo91
    73 | July 8, 2013 11:28 am

    @ The Osprey:

    Why don’t they just go camping?

    No wi-fi


  73. 74 | July 8, 2013 11:29 am

    @ The Osprey:

    There is a lot to like about Arizona. I love your gun laws. Hate your border situation. East Tennessee is just about perfect. We need so mme work on our gun laws. We have a Firearms Freedom law that theoretically trumps Federal law on guns, but I wouldn’t want to bet my freedom on it. We have concealed carry, but with a permit. No open carry. And our knife laws suck. No double-edge, no blade over 4″, no switchblades. You are better off carrying a gun.


  74. Guggi
    75 | July 8, 2013 11:29 am

    The Osprey wrote:

    Holden’s mentor, Obama patron, NY Black activist and communist/Muslim sympathizer Percy Sutton
    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/07/percy-sutton-pro-communist-obama-enabler-holder-mentor/

    wow, just wow


  75. 76 | July 8, 2013 11:29 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Yup, sad but true.


  76. 77 | July 8, 2013 11:30 am

    @ The Osprey:

    I was just laughing at the answer. The guy was serious.


  77. 79 | July 8, 2013 11:33 am

    @ heysoos:

    The generals will win if they mean business. They have tanks. Lots of tanks. The MoBros can’t fight that. What comes out of this may not be any better than the MoBros, though. The average Egyptian wants Sharia law. They wanty an Islamist society. That is why simply havin gvotes for leaders isn’t sufficient for a true civil society. If there is no protection for individual liberty, it really doesn’t matter How your Dictator gets into power. That is one of the things that is so dangerous about the Left. They want to destroy individual liberty in the United States. They want to be a dictatorship of the Mob.


  78. 80 | July 8, 2013 11:36 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    The Salafis will probably be the ones who benefit.


  79. lobo91
    81 | July 8, 2013 11:40 am

    @ Guggi:

    The only people who are surprised by any of that are the ones who haven’t been paying attention.

    The DSA now controls the Democratic Party at the national level, which basically means that one of our two main parties is being run by the communists. Literally.

    If you try to point that out to the average person, though, they’ll laugh at you. Most people believe that communism disappeared when the Soviet Union fell.


  80. 82 | July 8, 2013 11:42 am

    @ Rodan:

    Probably. Between them, the MoBros and Salafis had about 3/4 of the seats in the Egyptian Parliment. Anybody that believes a country like that will produce a Jeffersonian Democracy is a fool. I think the best thing we could hope for is essentially a return to Mubarak. A military dictatorship that at least wouldn’t be butchering the Copts and at war with Israel. It won’t be great. For the average Egyptian it is going to suck, but that is going to be the case no matter what. THey have 85 million people and the import 80% of their food. There is no way to make that into a pretty, or even tenable, situation. We can maybe forestall a major famine, but that is looking iffy at this time. Tourism is dead. My wife is a big archaeology buff and would love to go to Egypt, but tere is simply no way. I was telling her about all of the rapes in Tahrir Square. No way I am going to visit a country like that, not even if they let me carry a gun (which they wouldn’t).


  81. 83 | July 8, 2013 11:46 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Anyone westerner who goes to Egypt now has a death wish.


  82. 84 | July 8, 2013 11:56 am

    @ Rodan:

    Like I said the other day, if me and the wife want to see pyramids, we’ll go to Mexico. If we want ruins, we’ll go to Thailand. Personally, I want to visit Russia, China, and Japan. I doubt that I’ll ever be able to afford the travel, though. The economy is such a disaster. I am just glad to have a solid job. I wish my wife did, but ObamaCare has put her into a position where her work is precarious. Nobody is spending money until they see what ObamaCare is going to cost them. Nobody is hiring on permanent employees right now. They want temps and part-timers, contractors. This is aperfectly foreseeable consequence of ObamaCare. Indeed, I and others predicted it when this monstrosity was being ramrodded through congress. It is going to get worse, because Leftists always want to make things worse.


  83. Guggi
    85 | July 8, 2013 12:30 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Thank you for the explanation, lobo, it’s appreciated. But I believe it’s not traditional communism but more the “new left” combined with the new social movements (the cancer of our society).


  84. lobo91
    86 | July 8, 2013 12:36 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    Thank you for the explanation, lobo, it’s appreciated. But I believe it’s not traditional communism but more the “new left” combined with the new social movements (the cancer of our society).

    Everyone thinks the ’60s radicals went away, but they didn’t. They just got nicer clothes. The “revolutionary socialists” of that era who thought they could take over the country through violence grew up and became today’s “democratic socialists.” Many, like Bill Ayers, went into academia, with the goal of influencing the next generation. Those they taught are now in every level of government.


  85. 87 | July 8, 2013 12:41 pm

    @ lobo91:

    McCarthy was essentially right. We were and are ate up by Communist infiltrators. The Communist infiltrators in the Media made McCarthy into the bad guy instead of the traitors hewas ferreting out. Those traitors got a pass. So much so that Ted Kennedy, who worked with the KGB against the Reagan Administration, was called the “Lion of the Senate” before his death. Treason is killing us, and it comes from the very top now.


  86. lobo91
    88 | July 8, 2013 12:43 pm

    @ Guggi:

    The Midwest Academy is one of the major players in the DSA apparatus.

    I think you’ll recognize a few of the names.

    All roads lead to Chicago.


  87. Guggi
    90 | July 8, 2013 12:50 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Everyone thinks the ’60s radicals went away, but they didn’t. They just got nicer clothes. The “revolutionary socialists” of that era who thought they could take over the country through violence grew up and became today’s “democratic socialists.” Many, like Bill Ayers, went into academia, with the goal of influencing the next generation. Those they taught are now in every level of government.

    Yep Gramsci and Rudi Dutschke (Germany) called for the “long march through the Institution

    Alfred Willi Rudi Dutschke (March 7, 1940 – December 24, 1979) was the most prominent spokesperson of the German student movement of the 1960s. He advocated a long march through the institutions of power to create radical change from within government and society by becoming an integral part of the machinery.[1] This was an idea he took up from his interpretation of Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurt school of cultural Marxism.[2] In the 1970s he followed through on this idea by joining the nascent Green movement.


  88. 91 | July 8, 2013 12:55 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    It’s much easier to control the population when they’re dependent on you for their livelihood.

    Yep. It has been clear for some time that the Democrat’s strategy consists partly of making as many people dependent on the government as possible. THat’s why they cheer when it is announced that the largest percentage of people on food stamps ever is right now in the Obama Boom™. It has been a boom for dependance. People who want to work for a living have been decimated, and that is the way Obama wants it. The Republicans are so incompetant. All of this should have been center stage during the election, but Romney was having none of it.


  89. lobo91
    92 | July 8, 2013 1:08 pm

    @ Guggi:

    They’ve succeeded to the point where I don’t believe that the corruption can be rooted out through any means short of violence, at this point.

    Every aspect of our society has been thoroughly corrupted now. They started with taking over higher education, which then allowed them to slip into the media, entertainment, and the public schools.

    Now they’re even taking over the churches.


  90. 93 | July 8, 2013 1:17 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I think that they can be rooted out, but it may take cviolence to do it. I don’t think the Union can last much more than another decade. There are too many centrifugal forces at work inside AMerica. We are two Americas, though we are somewhat admixed territorially. The Left’s road leads to bankruptcy. We can all see that coming. When that happens, I think the Union comes apart. I don’t see another big Civil War. The Insolvent States won’t have the money to fund one, and the Solvent States will not want to spend the money to forcibly repair the Insolvent States. The Insolvent States will want t double down on their stupidity, and I think that we should let them. Our price for letting them is peacable separation from Union, so our fates are no longer tied. If they want to turn their part of America into a combination of Mogadishu and the worst of the East Block, they should be free to do so, but we should be frere to go our own way apart from them.


  91. lobo91
    94 | July 8, 2013 1:21 pm

    Obamanomics: America’s Second-Largest Employer Is Now A Temp Agency…

    Behind Wal-Mart, the second-largest employer in America is Kelly Services, a temporary work provider.

    Friday’s disappointing jobs report showed that part-time jobs are at an all-time high, with 28 million Americans now working part-time. The report also showed another disturbing fact: There are now a record number of Americans with temporary jobs.

    Approximately 2.7 million, in fact. And the trend has been growing.

    //Winning!


  92. lobo91
    95 | July 8, 2013 1:23 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    The problem, though, is that things don’t really break down that neatly. California isn’t really a blue state. It’s a red state with several large blue cancerous masses along its coast. Colorado is a red state, with the exception of Denver/Boulder. Illinois is similar.


  93. 96 | July 8, 2013 1:27 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I don’t know what happens in those cases. States like California are really screwed. California may be Red outside of the big cities, but the State is controlled by those cities. The people outside those cities rteally have no say in how their State is ran. It is gettin grid of the big deficit spenders that is critical to becoming a solvent State. Colorado can do it, and probably will do it next year. Illinois can’t. The corruption of Chicago couldn’t be cleaned out with anything less than a military dictatorship.


  94. Guggi
    97 | July 8, 2013 1:51 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    It’s much easier to control the population when they’re dependent on you for their livelihood.

    agreed -- agreed -- agreed

    It’s worse than I thought it is and it has infected the Catholic Church also. This is why I’m so infuriated


  95. lobo91
    98 | July 8, 2013 2:02 pm

    @ Guggi:

    It’s worse than I thought it is and it has infected the Catholic Church also. This is why I’m so infuriated

    The US Catholic Church has largely been a force of resistance against these trends, which is why it’s such a target by the current administration.


  96. Guggi
    99 | July 8, 2013 2:22 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    The US Catholic Church has largely been a force of resistance against these trends, which is why it’s such a target by the current administration.

    The Catholic Church in Middle Europe is on her knees. The new fraud is called “intercultural philosophy” and is designed along feminist philosophy. I did have a screaming match with a collague about it.Since then I’m on fire.


  97. darkwords
    100 | July 8, 2013 2:24 pm

    I’d run their sins against them in office. For Spitzer run a prostitute. For Weiner run a child abuser.

    I don’t really care what sexual proclivities politicians have in the closer. If spitzer wants to host a prostitute he can go ahead and do it. If he is married, his wife has to be ok with it.

    Weiner baldly lied and blamed other people for his problems. Then got caught and continued to try and lie. That is a huge huge huge character flaw in a person much less a politician. He is only qualified to work fast food service.

    Sanford is weiner lite. He should never have been given a second change. Anyone’s cat from Mexico is a better candidate.


  98. darkwords
    101 | July 8, 2013 2:25 pm

    @ Iron Fist: Turn them into citystates.


  99. darkwords
    102 | July 8, 2013 2:30 pm

    @ 92 lobo91: I would agree that some sort of violence has to occur to set the left back on their heels. It doesn’t have to be gun violence. Just a forceful assertion of patriotism for all to support.

    In the information world it becomes easier to segment society and dilute your enemies while hiding your true intentions. And once caught the news cycle has to have a long term interest or the story fades.

    A start would be to begin calling people’s patriotism into question. John McCain is a good first target.


  100. 103 | July 8, 2013 2:30 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    The problem, though, is that things don’t really break down that neatly. California isn’t really a blue state. It’s a red state with several large blue cancerous masses along its coast. Colorado is a red state, with the exception of Denver/Boulder. Illinois is similar.

    Anybody that thinks there could be some sort of peaceful divide, or even a war as mild as that little dust-up in the 1860s, needs to take a look at the 2012 district election map. If TSHTF, it’s gonna get extremely ugly.


  101. darkwords
    104 | July 8, 2013 2:34 pm

    @ 82 Iron Fist: when I have talked to Nigerians in the past they have all prefered the “headman” approach to leadership. A tribal head who reigns.

    Any democracy fantasies they have are based on hollywood. The tribal head still gets a consensus. A lot of power runs along family lineage. Abuse occurs but it is less chaotic for their culture than a democracy.


  102. lobo91
    105 | July 8, 2013 2:35 pm

    @ Mike C.:

    Anybody that thinks there could be some sort of peaceful divide, or even a war as mild as that little dust-up in the 1860s, needs to take a look at the 2012 district election map. If TSHTF, it’s gonna get extremely ugly.

    Absolutely


  103. darkwords
    106 | July 8, 2013 2:36 pm

    @ 103 Mike C.: In a modern civil war I would think the bread basket wins. The cities cut off from supply would riot into chaos and beyond in just a few short days. Only the strong with guns would survive.

    Legislating small family farms back into existence with tax breaks would be a good thing to do.


  104. 107 | July 8, 2013 2:36 pm

    @ darkwords:

    It may very well come to something like that. There is part of Colorado right now that is seriously talking about secession from the State. I don’t kno whow far they will get, but you could see some of these areas where it is one big city dominating politics of the State (like Chicago) where the bulk of the State leaves the “State” and forms a new one. Nothing quite like th ebankruptcy of the United States has ever happened that I am aware of. The Fall of the Soviet Union would be close, I guess. Their economic system collapsed, and the centrifugal forces inside their empire flung them apart. But the Soviet Union was an empire, with subjugated peoples. The United States isn’t quite that, though the Red parts of California no doubt feel like subjugated people.


  105. 108 | July 8, 2013 2:38 pm

    @ Mike C.:

    Then we kill them in wholesale carload lots. It really will be their choice. Though where California comes up with the money to try to subjugate Nevada, let alone Tennessee, is anybody’s guess.


  106. darkwords
    109 | July 8, 2013 2:41 pm

    @ 75 Guggi: Reads like nepotism. And that Obama was targeted for harvard because of a subversive muslim background he had that fit the mold of the money delivered.


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