Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A New Era

(If you haven't read yesterday's post here at Always On Watch, please do so. The videos are, well, something else)


"The dawn of a new era," says the Communist Party USA upon the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama on November 6, 2012.

I hear cries of bravado from the Right: "We'll take back the Senate in two years!"

Reality check!

Taking back the Senate is impossible because only one third of Senate seats come be up for re-election every two years.  Furthermore, in such a situation, Obama will do as he's done during his first term: govern by executive order and regulation.

You know what I think?

Until the federal government can no longer issue any checks (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, retirement checks, paychecks for the most recent period, and the like), Americans will go on their merry way and ignore the reality because as long as significant numbers of people are drawing their sustenance from the government, people can say to themselves, "Hey, my iPhone still works, so there's nothing to worry about!"

What are game changers for most Americans now to the point that they recognize the errors of Nanny State thinking?

The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale provides one list of life changing events.  The list is not politically specific, however.

Tell me, what do YOU see as the tipping points(s) for people to realize that they are indeed gulag bound, that the Nanny State is the problem?  Please specify your views on this topic in the comments section of this blog post.

Meanwhile, the present regime is moving "Forward!"

18 comments:

  1. Since I queued up this post, I figured out what might be my diehard Dem neighbor's tipping points:

    1. If my neighbor's doctor quit and specifically told my neighbor that leaving the medical profession was a direct result of Obama.

    2. If my neighbor lost his Medicare gap coverage or had to pay over $1000/month for the safety net of such gap coverage.

    3. If my neighbor's son-in-law lost his job and thereby left without income the household of my neighbor's daughter and the three granddaughters. In fact, anything that my neighbor sees as adversely affecting his granddaughters would be cause of turning on the Dems.

    4. If my neighbor could no longer get supplies for his hobby. His hobby is a very big deal for him!

    5. If the cost per gallon of gasoline went to $10/gallon or if he had to wait in line for gasoline.

    6. If we went to war. My neighbor is a pacifist.

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  2. Something like THIS might set off a lot of people. Excerpt:

    City Council asks L.A. residents to go 'meatless' on Mondays

    For one day each week, the Los Angeles City Council wants residents to go vegetarian.

    In a unanimous 12-0 vote, the council approved a resolution Friday endorsing the "meatless Monday" campaign and asking residents to make a personal pledge to ditch meat for one day a week.

    The resolution makes L.A. the largest city to sign on to the international "Meatless Mondays" campaign, which aims to reduce meat consumption for health and environmental reasons....


    The Nanny State is all its glory!

    Something like this would be a tipping point for my neighbor. He's a meat eater like I've never seen! No, he's not obese, nor does he have high cholesterol. Good genes I guess.

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  3. I like your list, AOW. I sincerely hope all Americans have a tipping point. Venezuela is probably not a good comparison for the US. When populism tahes over, it usually doesn't end except by a coup d'etat and not by revolution. The reason for this is that the masses never had much to begin with. So, as the country's economy deteriorates, they are not the ones that feel it. The Soviet Union's worher paradise fell because of econamic ruin. But the ruin was to the State and the select elites. The russian people had nothing so they didn't feel any more pain or not what you woulld expect anyway. After the fall of the USSR, there were no riots for change. The government itself offered to change. The russian economy is improving yet the people still prefer a strong man to lead them and they still prefer a big powerful central government.
    America like Europe is different. even our poor have much to lose and they will lose much. So, this is a long way of saying I think you are right. Americans will have a tipping point. At some point I think the folowers of the left will revolt when they begin losing what they have.

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  4. Until the federal government can no longer issue any checks (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, retirement checks, paychecks for the most recent period, and the like), Americans will go on their merry way and ignore the reality because as long as significant numbers of people are drawing their sustenance from the government, people can say to themselves, "Hey, my iPhone still works, so there's nothing to worry about!"

    I agree completely.

    The tipping point is when government can no longer borrow enough to pay for all the goodies.

    Businesses and rich people will be the canaries in the coal mine. If you see them leaving the US, you know the end is near.

    And it is mathematically possible to take back the Senate. The GOP isn't that far down.

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  6. Ohio Obamaphone bennie voters just got burned... Households will see a $50 average cut in EBT because, according to the State, last year was a mild winter, so folks should be able to afford more food or energy.

    I crap you negative.

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  7. Yes indeed Obama is a Marxist. Even worse yet he is a pro-Islamic Marxist. That has been exposed time and time again in many book as well as in the film documentary OBAMA'S AMERICA 2016 which is a now out in disc. It's very sad and even tragic that so many people a week age were do blind to what a danger this guy poses to this country. In fact, these people were so blind and deluded to the truth about him that they actually voted for him. Thus he is now in office and will stay there to the harm of this country. In the light of this I'm glad that I'm not a youth and I am sorry for the furtue of the children in America

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  8. My tipping point comes when I exceed a lean of 68 degrees. To the left or to the right, it really doesn't matter, I still fall over. Cows take a lot less than that to tip. Just proves that four legs aren't necessarily better than two.

    I have a lot to say about tipping.

    My name is Forrest. Snicker.

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  9. The Communist Party said a year ago that the 2012 elections would be the main front of the class and democratic struggle, and subsequent events have confirmed that fact.

    Indeed, we argued (and not everyone on the left agreed and probably still don't) that defeating right wing extremism was the key to moving the whole chain of democratic struggle forward in the coming period.

    Conversely, we said that a victory by right-wing extremism would set into motion a far-reaching assault on the people's living standards, rights, and organizational capacities, the likes that we've never seen.

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    Good article.

    Seems they nailed it. However, I'm surprised that the CPA puts that kind of faith in Obummer.

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  10. Where do we regroup to put up a fight? Even our own party is coming at us from many directions

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  11. Do what you can to resist. On Meatless Mondays I will have a steak. On Save the Air Days I will burn logs in my fireplace.

    The GOP has gone from being the stupid party to the insane party and we need a new party.

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  13. UN PRESIDENT TIM KALEMKARIAN, US PRESIDENT TIM KALEMKARIAN, US SENATE TIM KALEMKARIAN, US HOUSE TIM KALEMKARIAN: BEST MAJOR CANDIDATE.

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  14. Tipping point?

    Well, I'd guess the currently trending increase in police officers being killed in the line of duty that is simultaneous with a major drop in the crime rate (as career criminals are largely taken out of the equation by "three strikes you're out" mandatory sentencing) means an increasing number of people are REALLY GETTING FED UP with nuisance government.

    It's coming.

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  15. The Nanny State is all its glory!

    Something like this would be a tipping point for my neighbor. He's a meat eater like I've never seen! No, he's not obese, nor does he have high cholesterol. Good genes I guess.

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    You use that phrase so indiscriminately it means absolutely nothing.

    Now, what is nanny state about suggesting one meatless day?

    We know that health care costs are a major problem and the American diet is a big part of the problem. Is it irresponsible to suggest people make changes and consider the implications of their diet?

    Eating meat effects everything from water resources to individual heart health.

    People can use that phrase that they probably picked up from rabies radio without any insight (dhimmi is another one) and dump on those that want to evaluate an issue. Not good.

    A meatless day would do wonders to lower food prices.

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  16. Duck,
    It is an individual's responsibility to change one's diet, particularly if health issues are involved.

    I have lost 40 pounds since last May, about 50 pounds since last February.

    What started me on the quest to lose weight? January blood testing that showed my cholesterol high for the first time in my life. The diet I used REQUIRED animal protein and MANDATED no exercise -- and a large amount of it, at that. I haven't had followup blood work yet. But everybody on the diet who DID have blood work had both lowered glucose and lowered cholesterol. Mr. AOW also went on the "half diet" and lowered his glucose and cholesterol; he cannot engage in physical exercise.

    The diet breaks most of the rules that we had come to accept as healthy. Yet, the diet yields incredibly good results. Why is that? The reduction of intake of carbohydrates, including grains and fruit, and the reduction of intake of fats.

    The above restrictions are gradually lifted as one comes off the diet. But the protein mandate stands, and ideal weight is maintained. I've been off the diet since August and haven't gained a single ounce!

    It is my view that several factors are in play for certain health problems.

    Meatless Mondays will not produce any substantial change in health.

    Besides, it is not the function of government to order people what to eat and not to eat.

    You know full well what "Nanny State" means. Yes, the term is a shortcut, a shortcut meaning that liberty is managed by or overridden by government programs and government restrictions -- in the name of the common good. The word nanny inherently implies that nanny knows best.

    PS: I don't listen to the radio except on the rare occasion of listen to a music station.

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  17. That's nothing. I lost 235 pounds when I booted my worthless nephew out of my life. :-)

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  18. I told my new chinese wife
    I wanted a clean election and america must choose
    communism, islam or
    freedom, christianity and capitolism..

    Well they chose and americans will pay a very heavy price for this.

    All of the democrats now are certified communists..
    When you have every communist dictator and thug cheering your candidate

    When you have every muslim terrorist praising allah for your candidates win

    When you have every pervert, every criminal every thug and vile person cheering you candidate on

    You KNOW SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN..

    May God forgive us for americans have become communist fools..

    Useful idiots..

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