Monday, March 9, 2009

Liberal Leadership Leads to...

To my Conservative Friends:

Now that the libs are in full control of the Federal government and a large portion of the state houses and most of the big cities, I thought I would share what most of you already know.

Liberal leadership quite simply, is disastrous for people. It pits class against class and has proven to be a absolute failure in reducing crime. One of our readers, Scotty D from Syracuse emailed me some great info on some of the most poverty stricken cities in the country and who is responsible for governing these cities:

Highest Poverty Rates among Cities

City, State ----- % of Population Below the Poverty Level

Detroit , MI ----------------32.5%
Buffalo , NY ----------------29.9%
Cincinnati , OH -------------27.8%
Cleveland , OH -------------27.0%
Miami , FL -----------------26.9%
St. Louis , MO --------------26.8%
El Paso , TX ----------------26.4%
Milwaukee , WI ------------26.2%
Philadelphia , PA -----------25.1%
Newark , NJ ---------------24.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007

Now, let's marry the data above with some interesting data about the elected leadership of these cities:

* Detroit last elected a Republican Mayor in 1964
* Buffalo last elected a Republican Mayor in 1954
* Cincinnati last elected a Republican Mayor in 1984
* Cleveland last elected a Republican Mayor in 1989
* Miami last elected a Republican Mayor in . . . never
* St. Louis last elected a Republican Mayor in 1949
* El Paso last elected a Republican Mayor in . . . never
* Milwaukee last elected a Republican Mayor in 1908
* Philadelphia last elected a Republican Mayor in 1952
* Newark last elected a Republican Mayor in 1907

Thanks to Scotty for this great info...

It reminds us of the famous quote from a famous American:

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.' - Albert Einstein

The population of these cities has been duped election after election from the liberal snake oil salesmen that the wealthy and the people with money are the evil ones responsible for their lousy financial situations. They, like Barry, have created what John Edwards calls 2 America's and pits one class against another. This is the liberal game. And nobody plays it better than Barry Obama, our new President...

As I have written here for months, his haggard, worn out liberal policies are not change. It is the same crap they have been peddling for years, just packaged differently with catchy phrases like Hope and Chang. But it's not change. It's the same class warfare garbage they have been spewing for generations. And we can see how it has helped the Americans living in the big cities...

Let's take a look at some classic quotes from another great American that are quite relevant to this discussion:

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.

And my all-time favorite quote that, IMHO, defines Conservatism:

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

If you are asking yourself, who said these things, you might want to ask Barry. Because it is none other than his hero he claims to model himself after (joke!!!) - Abraham Lincoln....

You could almost feel honest Abe turning in his grave....

Just my thoughts...

GOP Mike

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