Friday, September 16, 2011

Begging For Nannyism

Most Americans, if you can sit them down and get them to listen for a minute, will probably agree with the principle that they don't want to be taken care of by the government. They would prefer to live their own lives, raise their own families, earn their own money, choose their own foods, make their own spending choices, take their own risks and educate their own children. Even the most liberal will find a point where you can get agreement about cutting off the government interference.

That is unless you're Tavis Smiley:

We Need to Be Taken Care of More

It is impossible to examine that without concluding that the man is nuts. Particularly frightening is that sentence about "Whatever happened to that notion that to the victor goes the spoils?"

That's about wars, Mr. Smiley, not about elections. Andrew Jackson, you may recall, got into a lot of trouble regarding the spoils system. When you become President you don't get to loot the country for the benefit of 16% of the population. It doesn't work that way.

Or at least it hasn't so far.


Anonymous said...

"Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job"

~George W Bush


(Sorry couldn't resist but Brown was no where near qualified to lead FEMA, but he was great supporter of Shrub!)

Ed Rasimus said...

Is there relevance there, Lead? Do you have some sort of advanced attention deficit disorder? WTF does FEMA have to do with the subject?

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the spoils sysyem include political appointments?

Was not Michael Brown an unqualified appointment?


hitman said...

It just goes to show, that no matter the subject, Liberals can always find something to blame GW for.

Anonymous said...


Do you really think whoever will be president after Obama leaves office will be any different???


PS one of the Headline stories on Yahoo today is about Perry trying to get his Brother-in-law a job as an appeals court judge under Gov Bush.

Ed Rasimus said...

Leadfoot, be aware that all state judges in Texas are ELECTED. There is very limited appointment opportunity for the government when a vacancy occurs and that appointee is subject to election at the next cycle. For the Agricultural Commissioner to seek a judgeship for his brother might not be unusual but neither would it be noteworthy.

And if whoever replaces Obama is a fiscal conservative I most certainly believe it will be different.