Sunday, April 24, 2011

Polls And Reporting Be Damned. America Is Feeling The Financial Heat Of Failure.

Everybody has a poll. Most polls are biased. At best they are simply a snapshot of the moment if they are done correctly. Reporters like pollsters let their bias seep into their stories and like polls their stories are at best snapshots of that point in time. In the end the polls and the reports are merely bias put to print.

Any lawmaker in a swing district can expect to take criticism from his right flank at a town hall meeting. But at an American Veterans outpost tucked deep in the Pocono Mountains this week, freshman Republican Rep. Lou Barletta took heat from every direction — from Democrats angry with the tax cuts in the GOP budget, to conservatives who thought he caved on the last continuing resolution vote, to a precocious 16-year-old critical of the lawmaker’s environmental record.
First Barletta was told “not to be steadfast in Paul Ryan’s Republican plan,” to “bend a little, work and come together to pass something that’s agreeable to everybody.” Moments later, another constituent told him, “I don’t want you to bend; I want you to stand firm” on spending, even if that means a national debt default.
Jimmy Carter allowed America to taste failure and he paid the price of defeat at the polls. Obama is facing the same problem and the problem for Obama is that the problems of his administration's doing are getting worse. People do not feel positive about their children's future and they even believe their immediate future is bleak.

Voters are giving congressmen hell. The left wants to protect their handouts. The right wants to cut. The left believes that government has a duty to give, not just protect, but give. The right doesn't believe in this.

It all doesn't mean anything because the left will lose their handouts and the right will see programs they like cut to the bone. These things may happen soon, which is doubtful, or they will happen after the next election, but they have to happen. We, as a nation, have spent ourselves into poverty which is a longer way of spelling debt.

Voters across the middle are getting incredibly angry over those things not in their control while the left is getting angry because Obama hasn't gone all the way to a government that does all and those on the right will say, "I told you so" because Obama is an abject failure as president.

Polls and news reporting cannot capture the reality because most have no desire to do so.

The Hypocrisy Of Obama Part 3,678,879,013

via Cato

You Look Mahvelous

“Bijan Pakzad, an extravagant fashion designer and boutique owner who happily and unabashedly made wealthy men look rich, feel rich and smell rich,” has died, reports the Washington Post. Mr. Pakzad explained that he catered to customers who “normally aren’t concerned about inflation.”
His slogan — “the costliest men’s wear in the world” — helped his opulent clothing store become known as the West Coast’s one-stop Savile Row.
While drinking champagne presented by white-gloved butlers, customers could shop for $2,500 silk pajamas, $1,500 cologne, a $24,000 mink-lined topcoat, a $19,000 ostrich vest, $55,000 crocodile luggage or even a $120,000 Mongolian chinchilla bedspread lined with silk.
Who could afford such clothes? Warren Buffett and Bill Gates? Yes, but they don’t look like they spend so much money on clothes. The Post names a few customers:
From the moment in 1976 when Mr. Pakzad first opened Bijan, his Rodeo Drive emporium, three words bedecked the entrance: “By appointment only.”
The locked-door policy made clear that Mr. Pakzad exclusively catered to men who had money, power or fame — and usually all three. His clients included President Obama, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Stevie Wonder, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Jordan.
Wait, President Obama? That’s not the same Barack Obama who told college graduates not to “take your diploma, walk off this stage, and chase only after the big house and the nice suits and all the other things that our money culture says you should buy,” is it?
This actually pales in comparison to Obama's trainer being flown in once a week, the jetting off to endless vacations and a lifestyle of the rich and famous. The most successful despots have lived in posh elegance while their subjects lived in poverty They too probably wore one of Mr. Pakzad's suits..