Don’t Be Stupid, It’s Still the Economy

The United States Supreme Court has ruled.  The obama”care”tax is Constitutional.

Of course, that depends on what your definition of tax is.

Institutionalized “progressive” leftists in the “mainstream” media have mockingly praised the majority opinion of swing vote Chief Justice Roberts.  Conservatives have expressed scorn for Roberts over the decision.  How long will it be before there are calls to water board Roberts until he confesses to committing high crimes and misdemeanors, to be locked away indefinitely without trial in Guantanamo Bay?

Several weeks ago, Mitt Romney said: “It’s still the economy, and we’re not stupid.”  Then, after the Supreme Court handed his campaign a trillion pound sledgehammer with which to beat obama in the presidential race, Romney adviser Eric “Etch-A-Sketch” Fehrnstrom agreed with the obama administration on national television that the individual mandate in obama”care”tax is not a tax.

Cue the flashback of John McCain’s refusal to use Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Louis Farrakhan, Tony Rezko, Frank Marshall Davis and the highly questionable character of obama and his associations as a campaign issue in 2008.

Can you say pretty stupid?

In response, Conservatives demand that if Romney refuses to fight against the obama”care”tax he should quit the race.  Romney can no longer engage in that fight.  Romney’s campaign has managed to completely mishandle a gift handed to them on a silver platter by the Supreme Court.

That being said, there will be time to discuss the relative merits and pitfalls of the obama”care”tax ruling and Romney’s reaction after the election.  The mistakes of Roberts and Fehrnstrom have been made.  It is time to move on to what really matters to American voters.  The strategy must now be for the GOP presidential candidate to switch focus from the obama”care”tax controversy to America’s tepid economic recovery.

Recent official figures show that the U.S. economy grew by 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012, less than the 2.2 percent originally reported.  According to the annual report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), this year’s growth forecast for the U.S. economy has been lowered to 2 percent.  The IMF also lowered its forecast for 2013 from 2.4 percent to 2.25 percent.  It also warned of the fiscal cliff known as taxmageddon, the $4 trillion tax increases and defense spending cuts that are due at the end of 2012.

The U.S. Gross Domestic Product growth rate in the first three months was slower than originally announced.  This news was accompanied by a downward revision in consumer spending.  After-tax corporate profits experienced their biggest fall since the last three months of 2008.

Meanwhile, U.S. employment rose only slightly in April.  The Labor Department reported claims for jobless benefits were higher last week, suggesting a slowdown in job creation

US retail sales fell for the second straight month in May, indicating that growth in the economy is still sluggish.  According to the U.S. Commerce Department, retail sales fell by 0.2 percent.

The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in nearly three years.  The manufacturing activity index fell from 53.5 percent to 49.7 percent, the lowest reading since July 2009.  Readings below 50 indicate contraction.

The Federal Reserve cut its forecast for growth to just 1.9 percent to 2.4 percent for 2012. That’s half a percentage point lower than April’s estimate.

With facts and figures like these, it is time for the GOP to go aggressively back on the offensive against the failed economic policies of the current administration.  That the economy is tanking and employment prospects remain grim need not be explained to voters living that reality.

Give no quarter to the “progressive” campaign.  Do not let them off the mat.  While they are down, kick them as hard and as long as possible.  Rest assured, given half a chance, “progressives” kick with glee…without hesitation.

The survival of America and the principles upon which it was founded are facing an existential threat.  Don’t be stupid.

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5 Responses to “Don’t Be Stupid, It’s Still the Economy”

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  2. Alan Peter Says:

    In Oklahoma (my home state) we still know that it’s all about the economy. We also know that the GOP is not the conservative party. We’re doing our best to change that with the ouster of John Sullivan our former first District Congressman who made the mistake of voting in some very nonconservative ways; such as voting yes to raise the debt ceiling, etc. He lost to a Tea Party backed conservative in the Republican primary.
    But what does this one vote in Oklahoma have to do with economy? Simple, it means one more conservative voice in Congress (barring an upset victory by the Democrat in the general election). The old guard GOP wasn’t happy losing John Sullivan he is a five term formerly entrenched congressman. Other states may follow the Oklahoma example by getting rid of their not so conservative GOP members and voting for true conservatives who will not compromise with the Democrats.
    Every time conservatives offer a hand of compromise with the progressives the progressives stab the conservatives right in the back. No, the day of compromising is over. Encouraging diversity and encouraging special interest groups has led to the Balkanization of these United States. There can be no compromise with progressives who want to “fundamentally transform America” into black America, Hispanic America, white America, flyover America, urban America, Asian America, disabled America, dependent America, rich America, poor America,1% America, 99% America, capitalist America, socialist America, environmentalist America, corporate America, and lastly big government America all competing against each other for a dwindling amount of economic resources.
    It seems that the GOP has bought into the idea that you cannot create wealth. And like the Democrats you can only redistribute wealth. These groups are competing against each other for a smaller and smaller slice of the smaller and smaller pie because they have no idea how to create wealth.
    Individual Americans know how to create wealth. But there is no room in America for the individual anymore. That is why it is important for you to elect strong conservatives to essentially take over the GOP because the Democratic Party is a lost cause (I know I was a Democrat for over 30 years). It is still all about the economy. It is about creating wealth and we can still do it if we work together as individual Americans.
    But you must get active now. The progressives are winning which means that the public schools will continue to be in shambles, our economy will continue to be in shambles and soon our health care system will be in shambles. Lastly do not be like the people of Detroit who keep electing Democrats and wonder why their city is slowly being taken over by wilderness again. Don’t be like the people of the Bronx who apparently reelected Charlie (ethical violations) Rangel. Do not be like California voters who are mired in debt.
    Follow the lead of Oklahoma and vote for Congressmen and Senators that are advocates for “individual Americans” and freedom from the bootheel of big government, rather than the “transformed” and economically stuck in the “Great Recession” of the Balkanized States of America.

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