Skip to comments.The 1966 Election's Warning to Obama
Posted on 03/24/2009 6:26:16 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
It was a historic tidal wave of rejection. Symbolized by, of all things, housewives boycotting supermarkets. And the active participation of seven future presidents of the United States.
The 1966 "off year" or congressional elections should also serve as a political warning to the Obama White House as it pursues its strategy of pumping trillions of taxpayer dollars into the economy.
Only two years earlier, Lyndon Johnson had swept to a landslide victory promising a "Great Society" and a "war on poverty" funded by a massive infusion of taxpayer dollars. Intoxicated Democrats looked to an unlimited future of high tax, big spending, big government. Billions (then a big sum) were gushing out of Washington for everything from poverty programs to education, health care, the environment, transportation, consumer protection, and the arts and humanities, just for starters. But by November of 1966, with a tab for billions in hand, taxes rising and inflation swamping their everyday lives, the American people were staggered at the unlimited costs of it all. Angered, they had caught on to the end game of tax-and-spend economics.
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52% isn’t no landslide, not is it a mandate to change America.
47% of the people voted AGAINST hopey-changey.
Well, if Hussein 0bama allows elections to be held next year, I think A LOT of the people in Congress should be given their walking papers. Dims and RINOs alike. I’m sick of voting for a candidate just because they are the lesser of evils. The RNC had better get with each state and ensure that the GOP has good candidates running!
A bit of reawakening and social activism is clearly in order. This may well be a time when the tactics of the left can be used against them with great effect. Organization, symbolic protest, and plain old threats work. “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky (the father of community organizers) put this teleprompter president in office. Those tactics could well remove him and his ilk. Read Alinsky, apply a bit of Sun Su and go to work. The imperial brown shirts in Missouri State Government are already feeling the bite of exposure.
Wait til th “Po” folks get a load of the new cigarette tax. HAHAHAHAH!
They're not off to a very good start with a RINO like Michael Steele running the RNC. You just gotta know they'll be backing liberal Republicans again (can you say losers?).
Those that will be hit hardest with be the working poor that roll their own.
The tax on loose tobacco is going up 2200% !
It will more than double the cost of the retail price.
The added taxes far exceed the product price.
But they didn’t also have additional “pro-leftist people” added to the total voter rolls for future elections, in order to make sure that leftists will never, ever lose another election again (illegal immigrants, most criminals, all others who shouldn’t be allowed to vote), and they also didn’t create legislation that will successfully suppress “everything non-leftist” for the future in the entire U.S.
Progressive taxation is the Dems ace in the hole. When close to 50% of voters have “representation without taxation” then that makes for a large structural advantage. Anyway, we know now that the Repubs will spend just as much, given the chance.
We should not back more RINOS and the ones in office now.
Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to time their spending so that things are looking good just in time for the 2010 elections when thay can say "see how good things are". If they get through the 2010 elections intact, they are home free for 2012.
Lyndon Baines Obama?
Seems to me that "given the chance" is the pivot point of your observation.
No longer can we go dormant on the day after election day. That old saw about the price of liberty equating to eternal vigilance comes to mind.
Step one ought to be making sure that Sen Foghorn knows she got elected only by the efforts of whatever the name of your local group is. The pain of voting against the folks back home needs to be greater than the pleasure of voting with the treasonous swine on the other side of the aisle.
Yes they give you a nickle then take a dollar. Obama and the commies must be defeated. Hope we make it to 2010.
Announcement to Queen Pelosi and Sir Reid: “the other half of the country” is seeing the truth despite your arrogance, propaganda machine, delusional thinking, and MSM coverup, and they detest your Messiah and the destruction of our country. It doesn’t look good for RATs and RINOs up for re-election.
Truth be told, I don’t think that trying to hold their feet to the fire will ever work, for a variety of reasons. Our only chance for responsible and representative government is term limits.
Truth be told? There are times I despair of ever having any effect on the system. Term limits - great. Even good representatives need to turn over frequently. As important as that is turning over the legions of nameless, faceless bureaucrats, political appointees, camp followers, political whores, and others who support and make possible the mess in Washington DC.
Till term limits comes along, the best tool we have may be simply 'holding their feet to the fire.'