Smokey: It should not come as a surprise that Safier only sees the world from a narrow vantage point and is not open to opinions that differ from his own. Slinging mud on those who disagree is also a ploy used by those who have a one size fits all mentality. I do not particularly agree with Brewer and many other Republicans, and the same goes for Democrats. That is exactly the reason I have been a registered Independent for over a decade and vote for those who seem to offer the most promising possibility for doing things using a smidgeon of common sense and open mindedness. I find it hilarious that he can refer to anyone as "the crazies" when Pelosi infamously said, "We need to pass it to see what's in it..." We're sure beginning to find out, and it is not all good news, especially for seniors and those with serious chronic medical issues.Maybe Safier should run for political office. It would give him a chance to see how well his narrow-scoped ideas might resonate with the good people of Arizona.
Friday, August 23, 2013, 4:25 pm
John Flanagan: We realize, of course, that many Americans do agree with the Democrats and Obama, either out of ideological and political agreement, or out of ignorance and indifference. The "low information" citizens, as Rush Limbaugh has pointed out, just fall back on the simplistic, ignorant narrative that Democrats are for the little guy, while the bad Republicans and conservatives are racists, primarily white, and are in the corner of the rich. The reality not addressed except from astute and bipartisan voices is that, despite claims to the contrary, many of Obama's and the Democratic Party's policies do, in fact and in substance, hurt the little guy. Democrats love pork, and they hand it out to their constituents generously and with abandon. The problem is that it is not exclusively their pork being dispensed; as the pork belongs to the citizens who pay for it with their taxes. Writer's like Safier, forever the fierce ideological follower of Obama and his party, would prefer just one totalitarian party, with its' twisted and often blind sighted economic and social agenda in continuous play. Therefore, the loyal media soldiers who man the barricades for the anointed Democrat in charge, must do their part in feeding the people with the idea that the country would probably be better off with only the dominant Democratic Party machine. Like others on the Democrat/media train, they want to marginalize the Republicans, the conservatives, the Tea Party, and render only tidbits of power and influence to those liberal Republicans who see things the accepted way. The reason so many Republicans are still in powerful positions is because many Americans still share their values on government and despise the waste and fraud they see in Washington. Many millions of Americans are smart enough to see that Democratic Party policies divide America, are no viable or cost effective, and are sure to bring the country into a train wreck. At the same time, we can also assert that we are tired of Muslim wars and helping those who are not our friends and will turn on us here and abroad. Both Republicans and Democrats need to curb the desire to intervene where we have no business. In twisted foreign policy motives, we are more likely to help restore the Brotherhood to power while Christians, a fraction of the people in these lands, are murdered. When we are treated to a piece by Safier, we can be sure it will be a one sided treatment of politics, focusing on some of the divisions within the Republicans. There are no such differences among Democrats. They are mostly socialists and federalists. There is room for the Tea Part voices, as well as conservatives and others. After all, the Democrats allow their own voices some air time. Take Saul Alinsky, for example......
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:03 am
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