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Mia Love Convention Speech

This was one of the highlights of last night's show.

Mia Love intro video:



And speech:



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14 comments:

K T Cat said...

Linked!

Doo Doo Econ said...

She did a great job with her speech.

The Lazy Paperboy said...

She could use a lesson in context and honesty if she wants to avoid being seen as a corrupt young hack:

"This was in Mia Love's well-hyped and well-received opening speech:

The American Dream is our story. It is a story of human struggle, standing up and striving for more. It's been told for over 200 years with small steps and giant leaps; from a woman on a bus to a man with a dream; and the bravery of the greatest generation, to the entrepreneurs of today. This is our story. This is the America we know because we built it.

"It behooves one to mention that the moon landing, desegregation, and World War II were all events in which government played roles."

'You Didn't Build That,' but You Sure Did Edit It

W.C. Varones said...

TLP,

That's a weak red herring, pure, left-wing nonsense.

All of those things (except for WWII, temporarily) were accomplished with a government spending far less than 24% of GDP.

None of them can be used to justify the size and pervasive, intrusive reach of Obamunism.

The Soviets launched Sputnik; does that justify the KGB?

The Greeks built some nice resorts under a highly socialized system; does that mean it's a great way to run an economy?

Honestly, people on the left seem to try to "argue" from silly linguistic gotchas rather than using reason or logic. Like they all read off the same Talking Points web site or something. It's very unbecoming.

The Lazy Paperboy said...

Speaking of talking points, selective and dishonest ones, it's a good thing Obama gave that speech a month or so ago. Seems to be what the entire GOP convention is built on.

"Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that."

W.C. Varones said...

Indeed, because in its full context it perfectly illustrates Obama's (and Elizabeth Warren's from whom he cribbed) world view.

He honestly believes that good comes more from the coercive and redistributive hand of government than from free enterprise.

And that's what this election is about: do you like big government more than free enterprise?

The Lazy Paperboy said...

Free enterprise? As in free of the benefits of things like DARPA, the Eisenhower Interstate System, public education and the types of economic development incentives that the star of the first "I Built That" teevee spot forgot to mention he'd taken advantage of?

W.C. Varones said...

It's a matter of degree.

I would probably not ban all government infrastructure spending, just as Obama would probably not ban all private enterprise.

But at 24% of GDP spending and 40 cents of every dollar spent being borrowed, Obama is an extremist both in a historical context and in a contemporary American public context.

But he's mainstream in beltway journalist context.

W.C. Varones said...

TLP,

Rand Paul says it best:

When I heard the current president say, “You didn’t build that,” I was first insulted, then I was angered, then I was saddened that anyone in our country, much less the president of the United States, believes that roads create business success and not the other way around.

Anyone who so fundamentally misunderstands American greatness is uniquely unqualified to lead this great nation.

The great and abiding lesson of American history, particularly the Cold War, is that the engine of capitalism — the individual — is mightier than any collective.


The Lazy Paperboy said...

Again, dumbed down for dishonest purposes. As if all Obama was talking about were roads.

Ask Senator Paul (currently drawing his pay from the United States Treasury) his thoughts on how much of his medical practice is built on the Medicaid collective.

Wcv said...

That's another leftist canard: because the government has taken over so much of health care (education, agriculture, retirement, wtc.), then any doctor (teacher, farmer, retiree) who is against big government is a hypocrite.

This is a laughable ad hominem attack and indicates a lack of argument on merits.

Kenny Bing said...

"But as Venezia's empire expanded, he needed more protection from nosy law-enforcement agencies. To this end, he enlisted the aid of Amiel Cueto — pronounced kwee-toe — a powerful Belleville attorney who Venezia once boasted "owned" fifteen of the seventeen judges in St. Clair County."

my note - a sleazy (but highly profitable) little empire of strip joints, coin operated pool tables, cigarette machines... you know.... lounge lizard sort of shit...not that I would ever go into that sort of place....

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.
Benito Mussolini

The BLM oversees more land than any other government agency, including the National Forest or National Park Service. All together the BLM manages:

•Over 245 million acres
•27 million-acre National Landscape Conservation System
>>>>>>•700 million acres of minerals, like oil, gas and coal that are found beneath the surface<<<<<
A 1976 law (the Federal Land Policy and Management Act or FLPMA) requires that the BLM manage these lands for a variety of uses, including:

•Recreation
•Protection of natural, cultural and historical resources
>>>•Energy development<<<
•Livestock grazing
•Fish and wildlife habitat

Small time, big time...

Kenny Bing said...

Venezia would later describe his relationship with Jackson as "a marriage made in heaven."

Conceded Jackson: "Going to work for B&H Vending meant I couldn't really perform my duties when it came to enforcing the law on certain things. I closed my eyes."

Now bear in mind, he was told by a prominent lawyer of the times that going to work for B&H was not considered a conflict of interest where it came to his official duties as Mayor.... yeah...that's the problem with fascism and "public / private partnerships"... that seems to be the rub / human failing that never makes it work out the way everyone would like to think. They did however have some really awesome strippers working the clubs back then.

Kenny Bing said...

...or so I'm told as I would never set foot into one of those types of places....

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