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John Liming - American Liberal Times

Democrats Are Not Defeated By One Election!

As much as Reichtie would like to believe so, Democrats, Liberals and Progressives were not undone by the recent Wisconsin Recall election results.

In fact, as I see it — if anything, the Democrats’ resolve was strengthened by the temporary setback. Democrats are very resilient and History has always been on their side.

Reichtie brags that all the Big Union Money flowing into the state didn’t do any good – - – but they are not saying how many millions of dollars from outside special interests flowed into that election that was not from unions, do they— and as I understand it, the amount was enormous.

Unions were reportedly vastly outspent in this one so you cannot blame Union Money for the defeat (which I like to refer as a refresher course).

Reichtie likes to brag that Wisconsin is so much better off now that the deficits have been slashed and employment is on the uptick there.

If you want the truth of that, then you are going to have to ask a Wisconsin-based Public Sector worker how much better off they are now. I think it would be a revelation.

Reichties will admit that Unions were responsible at one time for fair wages, the abolition of child labor laws (The laws that at least one of their candied-dates wanted to abolish – - -”Let the kids work as janitors – - – remember that one?).

Some of those on the Far Right will even admit that Unions were largely responsible for making work places much safer than they had been in the old sweatshop days.

But the way I understand it, Reichtie thinks that the day of the unions has passed, that America has outgrown the need for competitive wages and benefits, that business should be deregulated to the point that safety wouldn’t be all that big a concern anymore —( At Will Workers should probably also be expected to work at their own risk is the message I am getting…).

Some on The Far Right like to point at vacant factories and decaying cities that were once shining beacons of American Industrial might and remind everyone that this blight is the fault of unions.

I don’t think they will ever admit that these lousy outcomes can be traced to the very day that Trickle Down Economics was born, the Air Traffic Controllers were scabbed out and Free Global Trade was introduced as the promise of the future.

In my opinion some Reichties are just so full of it!

Here come the trolls to try and dilute my message with their BS retorts – - – I will bet on it.

Posted by John Liming as part of his continued Diary of Political Opinions.

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John Liming - American Liberal Times

Author: John Liming - American Liberal Times

I am an American Man, 72-years-old, and a Veteran of The U.S. Military. I have served honorably in both The United States Army (National Guard) and The United States Air Force for a total of seven years and three months active duty during what is now known as The Vietnam Era. I am a concerned citizen and refer to myself as "A Crazy Left Wing Liberal Nut Case with occasional Right Wing Conservative tendencies. I am particularly concerned and grieved about the way our beloved America seems to have become so politically divided over the past few years to the point where hardly anyone seems to be able to get along or to work together and where mutual vilification seems to be a spectator sport of some kind. I am particular fearful that we might get to the point, in our internal power struggles where we would be a One Party Nation. That, in my opinion, would be a total disaster and that is what I fear certain members of the element generally known as The "Christian" Conservative Right may have in mind.

10 comments to Democrats Are Not Defeated By One Election!

  • Neither party is defeated by one election, that goes without saying.

    I believe what the Wisconsin vote did show is that the “Average Joe” who is struggling in tough times to make ends meet has little sympathy for the ongoing and increasing demands of the public sector. At one time in history if an individual worked in the public sector they generally did so knowing they could make far more money in the private sector, but the public one offered other benefits such as reasonable pension benefits and job security. However over decades of strong arm tactics by public sector unions, we now have a situation where the public sector earns much higher wages for comparable work than the private sector, has bulletproof job security, and is eligible for a gold plate pension that would make Warren Buffet himself blush. This would all be fine and dandy (who am I kidding?, at no time could it be justified) if money was abundant, governments had no deficits, and everyone was working. The vote also showed that people are waking up to the rhetoric that has been spewed by the unions for years. Contrary to what you believe people are not the gullible sheep you think they are, moved back and forth based on some flashy ads.

    But on another note, as usual I see that you have managed to blame the Right for every misfortune under the sun, and covered your backside by making derogatory statements about anyone who may disagree with your one sided opinion. I don’t want to lower myself to that level, if I was to take such a tact I would probably suggest that some “brain dead Leftie Liberal hack who is undoubtedly sucking on the government teat for his daily bread” will respond to my comment, however I like to stay out of the gutter.

  • Contrary to what you believe people are not the gullible sheep you think they are, moved back and forth based on some flashy ads.

    On the contrary – - – that is the only way the Right Wing can ever hope to win elections.

  • Your lack of respect for the judgement of your fellow citizens stuns me. When they vote Democrat it is based on their keen insight, when they vote Republican they are sheep.

    Tell me, how did life mistreat you to make you so bitter and hateful towards others?

  • When they vote Democrat it is based on their keen insight, when they vote Republican they are sheep.

    Glad to see the light is dawning.

    Thank you.

  • My Father was a staunch Republican. Does that answer your question?

  • Sorry to hear that, it appears that your problems are more deep seated that anyone could have known, they go right back to your childhood.

    Sorry , but that is more than I can help you with

  • Any problems that may plague anyone always go back to their childhood because as it has been noted, We are the sum total of all our experiences. But you see,my friend – - – I have no problems. I love America and I want a government that helps People not one that caters only to power and wealth. That is not a problem, that is a virtue. And finally, I am often very curious to understand just how it is that you can suppose by even the faintest stretch of the imagination that you are qualified to “Help” me with anything at all? Who do you think you are?

  • I am just a fellow human being who is more than happy to lend aide to one who has lost his way and has taken the wrong fork in the road. I do this because it is the right and moral thing to do, not because an overbearing government forces me to. This is the way that a just society is meant to function, unfortunately in today’s world too many have turned over their personal responsibility to big government and a massive bureaucracy who recognizes the individual as nothing more than a number. Case in point your concerns about the VA. Isn’t ironic that the very government agency that you have placed so much trust in, the very one that in the Left Utopia is there to help you resolve your issues, is in fact simply ignoring you.

  • I am pretty sure that there is a Conservative type at the root of all my VA concerns somewhere. They would have cut the VA budget if they had not been called out on it but Liberals raised enough stink about it that they backed off. I Served for my Government of which I am justly proud – - – greatest government ever conceived – - -There is no irony here. Any Systemic glitch is simply evidence of the ever-present and pervasive corrorion of modern radical conservatism at work. End of story!

  • HA HA HA! Spelling error! Caught in my own trap there – - – the word is supposed to be “Corrosion” and not “Corroion.”

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