Herman Cain: “”You can demonstrate all you want to on Wall Street, the problem is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!!!”


Via HotAirPundit blog, Herman Cain spoke at the Values Voter Summit tonight…..and he received a standing ovation during his fiery speech!

He told the Occupiers of Wall Street to “move it to the White House”!

Herman Cain is spot on accurate…..a reminder of what the White House has done here or here….Wall Street didn’t do it!

Even better – Obama’s disastrous Presidency- in video form!


(Hat tip: Ace of Spades)

Obama’s disastrous Presidency – in graphic form


This chart needs no commentary or introduction. Please spread it around. From John E. at Ace of Spades:

Constitution Alienation Syndrome (CAS)


Recently I was reviewing some information on a phenomenon called Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).  I am close to someone who has been the parent-victim of PAS so I was interested in reviewing it again for a refresher.

As I was reading the information anew, it occurred to me that just as some parents alienate their children from the other parent for no valid reasons in divorce situations; we have an analogous situation in this country where a “ruling-class” is working overtime to alienate the American people from their country’s founding principles and the Constitution.

Therefore, I have created a new phenomenon dubbed Constitution Alienation Syndrome or CAS.

I wish to compare CAS to PAS since the two comprise a striking analogy in many ways.  After all, the father is a solid foundation in a child’s life, just as the Constitution is the foundation of our country.

To begin the comparison and to outline what I dub as CAS, perhaps it is first beneficial to describe Parental Alienation Syndrome or PAS.

From Women’s Divorce.com, PAS is summarized as:

Parental alienation syndrome (or PAS for short) occurs when one parent isolates and turns their child against the other parent.  Through verbal and mental manipulation, the child is molded into believing that the other parent is the cause of all their problems, and that the parent never really loved them.

Unfortunately, the child begins to believe what is being said about the other parent and starts to pull away, often to the bewilderment of the alienated parent.

If we take the analogy of PAS and apply it to today’s ruling-class elites , the American People and the Constitution, a summary of CAS would look something like this.

Constitution Alienation Syndrome (CAS) occurs when the ruling-class elitists, usually, but not always, of the Democratic Party persuasion, work to isolate, or separate, the American people from the founding principles and Constitution of this great country, all in an effort to change the Constitutional Republic into something unrecognizable by our principled Founding Fathers.

Through political and media-based manipulation, some Americans are molded into believing that corporations, static morality and tradition, and rigid Constitutional principles are the causes of all of their problems, and that their country has never established anything of value for them.  They are lied to, brainwashed, showered with governmental dependency, and even become part of the effort to “change” America.

Unfortunately, some Americans begin to believe the lies about their country.  They start to pull away from America’s principles and traditions with increased ignorance as to the basis for their freedoms, the uniqueness and decency of our country, and the exceptionalism that has been produced over the last 200-plus years.   This occurs at the expense of our freedoms, as a danger to our Constitutional Republic, and often to the bewilderment of other America-loving citizens.

Broadly in CAS, the ruling-class elitists, Socialists, and corrupt politicians are the equivalent of the parent in PAS who actively and deceptively alienates the child from the other parent.    The PAS parent creates a situation where the child becomes harmfully dependent upon the alienating parent and even creates a scenario where the child becomes an alienator himself.

In CAS, the American people are being taught to despise this country and become dangerously dependent upon the ruling class for their needs.   The principles of CAS are analogous to the brain-washed child that is taught to hate his other parent while completely depending upon the other.

The Constitution, American traditions, free markets and the American Way of Life is being dragged through the proverbial mud, very much like the alienated parent.  In other words, the upstanding, decent entity is abused and eventually hated through a series of lies, brainwashing and outright selfish behavior.

For this purpose it is important to emphasize that, just as there is no abuse or alienation actually occurring with the alienated parent victim in PAS, in CAS the Constitution, nor American values, can be accurately designated as the cause of problems for many Americans.  While the innocent alienated parent and the Constitution are not perfect, they are both upstanding and PROVEN models for the family and the country, respectively.

Put another way….the alienated parent in PAS and the Constitution/American values in CAS are being unjustifiably attacked for the selfish purposes of those in control.

But why do they do it?  What drives their behavior?  Similar to asking why a mother would choose to alienate a child from his father (for example*), what actually drives the behavior of the leaders, political groups, and general “ruling-class” as they work to separate American Citizens from their Constitution and values?

The answer may partially lie in what one PAS website cites as the basis for why the alienating mother wishes to separate her son from his father.  As you read these traits, see if you think that this diagnosis  might also describe the traits of our current ruling-class elites – those currently in power, especially.

The parent may be diagnosed as narcissistic (self-centered), where they presume that they have a special entitlement to whatever they want. They think that there are rules in life, but only for other people, not for them.

Also, they may be called a sociopath, which means a person who has no moral conscience. These are people who are unable to have empathy or compassion for others. They are unable to see a situation from another person’s point of view, especially their child’s point of view. They don’t distinguish between telling the truth and lying in the way that others do.

So we have a case where the alienators believe there are rules in life, but they don’t have to follow them.

Sound familiar?

Alienators have no moral conscience, empathy, or true compassion for others.  It’s all theater.   They don’t see nor care about another’s views….but they will PRETEND that they do.

They have trouble telling the truth, and more importantly distinguishing lies from the truth.

In PAS, the mindset described is dangerous for the healthy development of the child and his relationships, including his mental growth.  In addition, the probability of these traits passing through generations is high, according to experts.

Parental alienation is a perpetual beast.

But more important to this post, it is quite arguable that these exact same traits of narcissism and socio-pathological behavior are rampant in the current leadership of our country.  It is a dangerous mindset, particularly when those who possess it have full political power.      The borderline sociopaths running/ruling this country are extremely detrimental to the ongoing relationship that Americans have with their government and their Constitution.  And, unfortunately, just as in PAS, this CAS mindset has been passed down for generations — through our schools, state and local governments, media, TV, laws, and more.

And, unless this alienation is neutered, that generational effect of a dumbed-down citizenry, anti-American values, Socialism, and a shredded Constitution will continue in a death spiral for our country.

Constitutional Alienation is a perpetual beast if regularly fed.  Why do we keep feeding the beast?

In PAS, years of alienation result in the boy’s behavior toward the alienated father as one of denigration, anger, hate, and arrogant sureness.  It can include exaggerated stories that are untrue and spreading of animosity toward the father’s family.  All of this occurs while the child feels guiltless and possesses an unhealthy need to protect the alienating parent.  In most cases after years of alienation abuse, the now older child, will have nothing to do with the alienated parent.

Similarly, in CAS, many years of separating the Constitution, the founding principles, and American values from the American people has resulted in some astounding and disturbing trends in our country:

You get the picture.  Our Constitution-trashing ruling class has worked for decades to force a leftist agenda on this country.  It is inarguable that our Founding Fathers were at the opposite belief and political spectrum as our current leaders.  A shift from the rule of law, from the principles of our Constitution and traditional values/morality is alienating our country day-by-day from its intended destiny.

Our current leadership behaves just as that alienating parent—-isolation through misinformation, alienation through division, and putting to use deceptive tactics toward a selfish end.

The result of this alienation onslaught, however is where I see a difference, between PAS and CAS.

In PAS, if it continues, professionals believe that, in most instances, the son alienated from his father may never reconcile.  The hope of reconciliation is always there and at least a small chance still exists of that occurring.  However, apart from the alienator removing the mask or the occurrence of some sort of intervention, the alienation will likely be permanent.

In CAS, if alienation continues, the country will slowly be changed forever away from its Constitution.  We have witnessed a steady assault on our freedoms, rule of law, and Constitution for the better part of the last century.

However, in the last two years with our current leaders, the “compassion and caring” mask of our alienators has come off…and the true anti-American agenda has been revealed for all Americans to see.

Unlike the alienating mother in PAS who has held all of the cards for years but has never had to show her true hand, in CAS, the “alienating” leaders of our country have more than shown their true hand over the last two years.

We have had the distinct opportunity to witness a major overreach in our leaders’ efforts to separate this country and its people from their Constitution and their values.

A funny thing happened on the way to 2010, the sleeping giant has been awakened by this leftist onslaught and, God-willing, the “alienators” are about to be introduced to JAS – Job Alienation Syndrome.

The election next week is our chance to put these America-loathing Congressional members out of a job.  Hopefully, in 2012, we remove the America-Loather-In-Chief from office.  But first things first.

We can no longer allow for the American people to be secretly (and sometimes openly) further separated from their country’s founding and its Constitution.

The task is overwhelming, no doubt – solving the debt problem, grossly cutting spending, grappling with growing terrorism threat, producing a business-friendly regulatory environment, gutting Obama’s socialist policies, repealing Obamacare, getting the federal government out of Education, rebuilding our defenses, rebuilding the Obama-tarnished relationships with our allies, closing the borders, enforcing our immigration laws, overhauling our voting system to reduce the rampant fraud and more.

Boot out the alienators…..its time they received their just rewards.

November 2 is just a start, but it is the day that we begin to make Constitution Alienation Syndrome a thing of the past.

* For purposes of this post and for less clinical descriptions, I will often refer to the alienating parent as the mother and the alienated parent-victim as father.  Sometimes the child is also referred to as son.

Federal spending graph with “undefined slope” clearly “defines” our impending fiscal danger


From Powerline blog today:

Federal spending has gone insane, bursting all historical bounds, since the Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007. Our friend and technical adviser Joe Malchow forwarded a link to the site Political Calculations, which posed this question:

If you were asked to produce a single chart illustrating the biggest single political issue in America today, what would it look like?

And produced this chart, which plots total federal spending against median household income from 1967 to the present. Note how the essentially linear relationship that prevailed throughout almost all of that period started to change around 2000 and has gone completely haywire since 2007.

Here’s the graph:

(Graph copyright: Political Calculations 2010)

Democrats took over Congress in 2007.  Income went down and spending has soared.  Thus you see an almost vertical line on the graph that even tilts to the left with the 2009 endpoint.

In math, the type of vertical line slope you see from 2007 through 2009 is called “undefined”.   In this case I beg to differ….It defines quite a bit.   Ace of Spades defines it for us in a nutshell:

You can see that from the late 60’s up until 2000 federal spending was pretty much a straight line relative to the median household income. Then jumps to a new higher growth rate around 2002 (most likely due to 9/11). But look at what happened in 2007 when the Democrats took over the House.

Ho-ly crap!

Not only did federal spending shoot up but median income actually fell. This isn’t just new unsustainable growth – this is an effin death spiral where spending has become completely decoupled from people’s incomes. This is the kind of graph you see in engineering when a system is heading into failure. A few more years of this and we will be in Greek bankruptcy territory.

So if you’re looking for a single chart that crystallizes the current greatest danger to the US and why the Tea Party has appeared, this is it.

Powerline points out:

The obviously unsustainable explosion in federal spending that the Democratic Congress has embarked upon since 2007 is the central issue of our time. Among other things, it is the genesis of the Tea Party movement. That which can’t continue, won’t; the only question is whether sane hands will take over the tiller and restore some sort of balance, or the federal government will crash in a fiscal disaster.

Make sure you share this graph with your blinded friends who believe that the Democrats in power are “changing” things for the better.  THEY MOST CERTAINLY ARE NOT.  They are continuing to lead us into fiscal ruin. 

And for you Republican leaders….we had better see some action on cutting spending from you if the party is successful in winning one or both houses of Congress!

American Thinker: Summing up the failure that is Obama and Dems in graphs


Over the last year, Randall Hoven at American Thinker has been putting out a “Graph of the Day” piece.  Each graph has generally been constructed from neutral data and each has demonstrated the failures of our government and the effect on our economy, defense, and more.

Today, Hoven summarizes what we have learned from those graphs and it is not a pretty picture for America…much less for Obamabots and those touting the brilliance of the “progressive’ agenda.

The summary is a great resource backed by data.  Read it all and share it!

……..what can we learn from a year’s worth of graphs and data?

Then came Obama.
He asked for the second half ($350B) of TARP bailout money even before he was inaugurated. (He also voted for the TARP bailout while in the Senate.) Then, as president, he went on to buy car companies with it.
“Pay as you go” went out the window, as Obama’s plans would explode the deficits, even in the years after the current recession was assumed over. He signed a “stimulus” bill within one month of being sworn into office, adding $814B to the 2009-2019 deficit in one fell swoop.
His crowning achievement was the trillion-dollar overhaul of all health care in the nation under a byzantine system of additional costs, additional taxes, and additional bureaucracy. The legislators who “wrote” the bill did not even read it. Estimates of its cost cannot be trusted.
All of his plans to end the recession and spur growth failed.

Yet much of this could have been, and was, predicted.

  • Obama’s very own chief of the Council of Economic Advisors, Christina Romer, demonstrated in academic studies that federal spending did not end the Great Depression or any post-war recession and that tax increases have significant and negative impacts on economic growth.
  • Fiscal “stimuli” did not work in Japan and do not seem to work anywhere else, either.
  • The Heritage Foundation has the cross-country data that show that economic freedom leads to prosperity.
  • Arthur Laffer has similar cross-state data that show the same thing.
  • International Monetary Fund data indicate that higher government debt leads to slower growth.
  • An academic study based on data from 44 countries over two centuries concluded the same thing: higher debt leads to slower growth.
For those who thought President Obama would overturn all the Bush policies on Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Terror, “civil rights,” etc., sorry to disappoint you.
  • The enemy combatant population has not come down much at Gitmo.
  • The drawdown in Iraq is about what it would have been under a President Bush.
  • Our military involvement in Afghanistan has exploded under Obama, leading to more troops there, more U.S. fatalities, more Afghan civilian fatalities, and little apparent progress in reducing resistance or winning “hearts and minds.”
  • The federal government is authorizing wiretaps and fighting drugs as much as ever. It is even deporting illegal immigrants as much as ever.
Instead of fixing anything real, President Obama spent our money chasing dreams. His stimulus caused an explosion in spending on climate change research. Yet man-caused, catastrophic global warming, which Obama wants to address with an expensive Cap & Trade program, is becoming ever less credible.
Obama’s dreams of “green energy” and “green jobs” are equally empty.
  • The U.S. leads the world in recoverable fossil fuel resources, which are enough to last many more decades at least.
  • Renewable” energy resources, other than hydroelectric dams, supply less than 5% of all energy in the U.S., even after years of government-funded research, incentives, regulations, and subsidies. Fossil fuels, nuclear, and hydroelectric will dominate for decades to come.
  • The most economical source of electricity for some time to come is natural gas. The most expensive is solar panels.
  • Contra Bill Maher, Brazil is not exactly some outstanding example of bio-fuel generation or energy conservation we need to follow.
  • Spain has demonstrated that “green energy” leads to fewer net jobs, green or not.
  • Clean coal” is no panacea. It costs 27% to 83% more, uses 73% to 100% more water resources, and is technologically immature and uncertain. All that, just to use less of what all animals on earth exhale and all plants on earth inhale.

Not to put too fine a point on it: liberals have been wrong about almost everything, and conservatives have been right about almost everything, at least in my lifetime (half a century). That goes not only for the economy, the role of government, and climate change, but also for many “social issues” as well.

To me, coming up with a new graph every day for a year, this was a steady drumbeat. And always the same tune: things are bad, getting worse, and Obama and the Democrats are doing everything wrong.

Is there any good news?  Maybe.
  • The solutions do not require defying the laws of physics.
  • Other countries, as diverse as Canada, Sweden, and New Zealand, have reduced government debt by large amounts in the recent past and lived to tell the tale.
  • More people identify themselves as conservatives, and they outnumber liberals by more than two to one right now.
  • As bad as we are, much of Europe is in as bad or worse shape. (That might not be good news, but at least misery enjoys company.)

“Compare and Contrast”: A little Monday “progressive” vs. “conservative” fun


#1) Let’s start off first with comparing the manliness and toughness of Barack Obama and George W. Bush.  Who wear’s “mom jeans” while borrowing his pastel child’s bike and who really knows how to ride a bike?

Bike “riding” in mom jeans at exclusive locations vs. Mountain biking on rugged property for fitness

From commenter at MichelleMalkin.com

From reader Lynn S.: “I like this photo of Dear Leader on his daughter’s bike and wearing his mom jeans…Is he ringing the little bell to warn others on the paved trail? [Training wheels were photoshopped out of this picture by WH press].” Snort.

#2) From Gateway Pundit, comes our second “compare and contrast”. 

Mirror, Mirror, on Glenn Beck’s wall, who is the most trashy party of all?

A look at the trash left behind at the Beck Restoring Honor Rally vs. Obama’s Inauguration:  A Tale of Two Rallies on the Mall: Clean Conservatives vs. Filthy Libs (Video)

Here’s a look at the National Mall after the massive Restoring Honor Rally yesterday in Washington DC:

And, here is a look at the Post-Barackalyptic Wasteland back in January 2009 after the Inauguration of Barack Obama:

Yep, the party of Obama and Al Gore, flush with all of the  “greenies” and environmental Nazis. really know how to clean up the environment, don’t they?

#3)  On a more somber note, Since Dems took power in Congress 2007 and since Obama took office almost 2  years ago, our economy and future financial outlook has went from bad to completely soured with their redistributionist policies.  (While Bush/GOP had spending issues of their own, they are amateurs compared to the Dems….) Look at these stats/figures for proof:

Federal spending:  per HH has increased 20% since 2007, National debt will triple from 2008-2020.  From CBO numbers:

Federal spending per household….has risen from $25,000 to nearly $30,000 over the past three years (since 2007) . The national debt per household, which was $52,000 before the recession (2008), would approach $150,000 by 2020……

Deficits and Public Debt:   Just read below and weep…again, from CBO numbers:

 …..The Bush Administration oversaw budget deficits averaging 3.2 percent of GDP.  The 2009 budget deficit of 9.9 percent of GDP shattered the postwar record. Furthermore, the budget deficit is projected to be 9.2 percent of GDP in 2010, and to remain above 5.7 percent of GDP indefinitely.

Over eight years of an Obama Administration, baseline budget deficits are projected to total $10 trillion—triple the $3.3 trillion in deficits accumulated by President George W. Bush.   The public debt—7.5 trillion at the end of 2009—is projected to triple to $23.5 trillion by 2020.