STOP FEEDING US BS: Why Cheap, Empty Slogans Won’t Cut It For Voters

Written by Michael Cummings on August 28, 2015

Chris Rock:

Nig*as always want credit for some sh** they (sic) supposed to do. A nig*a will brag about some sh** a normal man just does. A nig*a will say some sh** like, “I take care of my kids.” You’re supposed to, you dumb mother******! What are you talking about? What are you bragging about? What kind of ignorant sh** is that? “I ain’t never been to jail!” What do you want, a cookie?! You’re not supposed to go to jail, you low-expectation-having mother******!

Unthinking politicians, or politicians who don’t think Americans are smart enough, are receiving credit for saying some of the most obvious things.

I’m for education.

I’m for clean air and clean water.

We need jobs.

I know I speak for most Americans when I say: Duh

Who doesn’t want clean air and water, good jobs, and a quality education for our next generations? This is like when Jesse The Body Ventura, former Minnesota governor and one of the state’s multiple embarrassments, chimed in during live commentary of a Minnesota Vikings football game, “What the Vikings need to do is get the ball in the endzone.”

Brilliant idea, Chief Got-B*tch-Slapped-By-Chris-Kyle.

Bernie Sanders, the mad scientist grandpa of the Abortion and Racism Party (formerly known as “Democrat”), recently said,

And when the doctor or the nurse say well why didn’t you come in when you were first sick, they say well, I didn’t have any health insurance. I didn’t have any money. Or maybe I did have insurance, but my deductible was so high I just couldn’t afford to take the money out of pocket.

That should not happen in the United States of America. When you’re sick, you should be able to access health care. When you go to the hospital, you should not come out in bankruptcy.

Brilliant. Just brilliant. So, as your solution you propose full single payer health care? I know it’s not PC to say this, but the man is retarded (I reserve that word for those who truly deserve it). Yes, thank you, it’s not right that when people get sick they become deeply in debt. If your answer is more government, however, get off the stage.

More from the Oracle of Vermont:

If we can spend trillions of dollars on an unnecessary and misguided war in Iraq, we ought to be able to invest $1 trillion rebuilding our cities and towns.

We must keep kids in school. We must ensure that children graduate from high school and don’t drop out. This is a complicated problem and I’m not going to stand here and say I have all the answers.

And of course, while claiming not to have all the answers, he most assuredly has a never-to-be-undone government program that will solve your ills if you but give your full-throated support for his raping of the “rich.”

Republicans are as guilty. How many have uttered the phrase, “We need a path to citizenship”? How glib is this statement? Fun fact: We already have a path to citizenship; it’s called current immigration law. The reason why we’re all living this disaster is our elected and appointed representatives haven’t followed our immigration laws for decades.

Can we please get beyond the three-second spot ads?

Not that everyone is coming from the same position. There was a time when both Racist/ Abortionist and Republican alike agreed on the basic notions of liberty, individual responsibility, strong national defense, and equal opportunity without forced outcome. They don’t now. If Democrats officially deny God three times at their 2012 DNC Convention, religiously support the mass slaughter of innocent babies and the taxpayer funding thereof, and gnash their teeth at the refusal of a single baker to put sugar, flour, and fondant together for one of their protected classes’ “ceremonies,” it’s safe to say these people have left the freedom building, and will say and do everything they can to maintain power and further destroy this great nation – world stability be damned.

But at least we have a scant few on the Republican side of the ticket with an ounce of integrity and belly fire to stop the battering ram of destruction. On our side, we can all accept the notion that when left alone Americans are far more industrious, ingenious, charitable, and tolerant. So let’s keep high language and debate standards. Let’s dig below the crust of a politician’s surface musings.

Years ago I made a mistake at a town hall meeting with my then-Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO6). When I asked why he voted for the Continuing Resolution that continued to fund Obamacare, he said, “I wanted to continue the debate.” His answer was awful on a few levels, and tells you what kind of spineless, Establishment elite he is, but I didn’t press him then nor immediately after the meeting, nor did I call his office or make an appointment to see him. Bad form, I know. I should have stepped up.

Let’s remember to dig, press, push back, and not accept an answers that seek only to mollify a crowd. The cliff approacheth…


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Michael Cummings
Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns.