Political Intrigue, by the undisputed Master

As the democRATs gear up for their convention in that evil, backwards ass hick state of North Carolina...you know those hicks who passed a traditional marriage amendment, it is instructive to see the line-up of speakers. I mean Jimmy Carter? Seriously? Will he have a sweater on? Talk about America's national malaise? Yup, there's a reason disco, polyester, tie-dye and Jimmy Carter need to stay in the 70s.

With a line up of that, even re-runs of Green Acres look pretty darned good.

I mean I can't wait to hear a WHOLE week of angry wymyn castigating me as a misogynist, xenophobic, racist old white guy....I can hear it now--"Keep the government out of my bedroom....after you pay for my FREE contraceptives." Huh?

I also can't wait for the tribute to Teddy Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and all those paragons of feminist thought within the DemocRATic party. The intellectual inconsistency would be mind-boggling...to anyone who had a mind, which I wonder if Joe Biden does these days...he really does seem more and more like the guy from Weekend at Bernies...you know the dead guy. Seriously, I would rather be covered in honey, buried in a pit of fire ants, and listen to an endless loop of Justin Beeber than watch the DemocRATic convention this week. Fortunately, I will be able to read the transcripts later, without watching Chris Matthews in ecstasy at sooooo muccchhhh thrill up his leg....oo, I think I just threw up in the back of my throat a little.

But I digress...along with Sun Tzu, Clausewitz, there are many other figures from history who have much to say about this year's election cycle.

Nicolo Machiavelli is, of course, the undisputed master or realpolitik, a genius who didn't let a minor detail like morality get in the way of his power politics. What would he say about the current state of affairs?

But coming to the other point—where a leading citizen becomes the prince of his country, not by wickedness or any intolerable violence, but by the favour of his fellow citizens—this may be called a civil principality: nor is genius or fortune altogether necessary to attain to it, but rather a happy shrewdness. I say then that such a principality is obtained either by the favour of the people or by the favour of the nobles. Because in all cities these two distinct parties are found, and from this it arises that the people do not wish to be ruled nor oppressed by the nobles, and the nobles wish to rule and oppress the people; and from these two opposite desires there arises in cities one of three results, either a principality, self-government, or anarchy.

So this pretty much describes the 2008 election...shrewdness...not genius or fortune got Barack Hussein Obama president. Sad to say, the ending of the Bush term and the utter well-meaning ineptness of the McCain campaign pretty much assured a Democratic presidency in 2008. I am still amazed the Obama out-fought the Clinton machine, but I suspect Hillary expected an anointing and got a Chicago gang fight which they were not prepared for. Nonetheless, the nobles (i.e. the mediatainment industry, the educational-industrial complex and the union oligarchy) all supported Prince Obama as their guy to keep their power intact and oppress the people...and if you look at California, Illinois and any other blue state, they have been pretty much successful. After all "the private sector is doing just fine", but those Illinois teachers are going to go on strike- for the children, of course.

Of course, there is a sense that some in the DemocRATic party are starting to realize that Barry, is all about Barry, and doesn't really give a rat (no pun intended) for the rest of the party. Machiavelli address this as well.

Therefore, to make this point clearer, I say that the nobles ought to be looked at mainly in two ways: that is to say, they either shape their course in such a way as binds them entirely to your fortune, or they do not. Those who so bind themselves, and are not rapacious, ought to be honoured and loved; those who do not bind themselves may be dealt with in two ways; they may fail to do this through pusillanimity and a natural want of courage, in which case you ought to make use of them, especially of those who are of good counsel; and thus, whilst in prosperity you honour them, in adversity you do not have to fear them. But when for their own ambitious ends they shun binding themselves, it is a token that they are giving more thought to themselves than to you, and a prince ought to guard against such, and to fear them as if they were open enemies, because in adversity they always help to ruin him.

This would describe the LOOOONNNG list of fellow dems not coming to the convention....including...wait for it...Hillary.....summit in the South Pacific my ass....she wants to set herself up for 2016 if (when) Barry fails....

Then of course there is the question of what the DemocRATs offer for an Obama second term...what would our man Nicolo say about that...probably only the best quote about modern politics EVER:

Upon this a question arises: whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? It may be answered that one should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with. Because this is to be asserted in general of men, that they are ungrateful, fickle, false, cowardly, covetous, and as long as you succeed they are yours entirely; they will offer you their blood, property, life, and children, as is said above, when the need is far distant; but when it approaches they turn against you. And that prince who, relying entirely on their promises, has neglected other precautions, is ruined; because friendships that are obtained by payments, and not by greatness or nobility of mind, may indeed be earned, but they are not secured, and in time of need cannot be relied upon; and men have less scruple in offending one who is beloved than one who is feared, for love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails.

Yes, that's right...the awesomeness of that quote cannot be repeated to often. Obama is all about the promises...and payments....NOT greatness. I mean seriously...how STUPID can people be? 8.5% unemployment (really much worse, but we'll go with that) for over 40 months, $15T...soon to be $16T in debt with no end in sight, OBAMACARE, STIMULUS, SOLYNDRA...oyyyyy. But Obama will promise "just give me another 4 years and I'll show you what a fantastic worker's paradise we can build...with FREE college education...FREE abortion on demand....FREE contraception.....FREE Unicorns and Puppies...all paid for by taxing those evil, evil capitalist pig-dogs.

I mean really...so the DemocRATs want to tax the rich...for what? I mean I have never actually heard what they want to do with that money...INVEST in things...like more solar plants to companies with DemocRATic bundlers? To cops, teachers, firefighters (sacrosanct pubic servants) so they can fund more union dues? New roads and bridges? built with more union labor? I think it's just become a Pavlovian response..."Tax the rich, tax the rich...polly want a cracker?"

Finally I close with this:

It makes him contemptible to be considered fickle, frivolous, effeminate, mean-spirited, irresolute, from all of which a prince should guard himself as from a rock; and he should endeavour to show in his actions greatness, courage, gravity, and fortitude; and in his private dealings with his subjects let him show that his judgments are irrevocable, and maintain himself in such reputation that no one can hope either to deceive him or to get round him.

Well, that's about all I have to say about the golfer-in-chief, he who shall not be criticized, or your are RACIST....and MEAN...and RACIST...the tenor of the attacks on Romney and Ryan will only get more lunatic. Make no mistake, the "BAIN IS BAD" mantra will be out in full force, "Don't throw Granny off the Cliff" will be shouted...but in the end what will the DemocRATs have to offer? Obamacare? Higher taxes on everyone? More Green Energy when gas is $4 a gallon AGAIN this year?

I expect to hear a lot of bitter angry shrillness...much whining...and not any optimistic plans to lower unemployment, become energy independent or bring morning to America again...because hey- "You didn't build that."

I think this pretty much says it all.