Regarding provocations and seats

By Steve Eggleston

I had planned on noting the decline in the estimated annualized 4th-quarter real GDP growth from 2.6% to 2.2%, and ObamaCare’s outsized effect on that, but another topic caught my eye. Yeterday, Peter posed the probability that Obama and his administration wants to provoke the populace into violence in order to justify the last steps of a fundamental transformation.

Normally, such provocations would first result in the impeachment and conviction of not just the President, but the entire administration. However, in the present political climate, not only will not a single Democrat vote for either impeachment or conviction, but the “majority” party is bound and determined to not do a <expletive deleted> thing to stop the provocations, whether it is to offer impeachment charges, withhold the authority to spend on an amnesty policy that they like even if they don’t get the credit, stop an overreaching administration bureau from banning ammunition that is allowed by the Geneva Convention,…. I could continue on that track, but I’d end up writing a month’s worth of words on just how the Republicans RepublicRAT half of the bipartisan Party-In-Government has betrayed its country and former base.

A few hours ago, Juliette identified the latest two ObamiNation assaults on the Constitution, the aforementioned ammo ban and the still-secret regulations of the internet by the FCC, as more tactics designed to provoke an incident providing a pretext for martial law. While they are primarily tactics for that purpose, they’re also quite useful after the transition to a post-Constitutional country.

So, what’s next? Does one give in and take a seat at the table of Revolution now? No, not yet. As illegitimate as the administration is, it still retains the appearance of legitimacy, so even if the rest of the world weren’t otherwise inclined to support it, they would.

Rather, one has to be ready for the appearance of legitimacy to drop. If the administration truly wants to go down that road, let them go past the point of no return. Make them recreate Operation Canned Goods.

Obama to the People: Have a Seat

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There’s the FCC (secret) Net Neutrality proposed regulation and there’s the BATFE ban on AR-15 ammunition. There are plenty of places to go to in order to read about these two tactics. And that’s what they truly are—tactics. We know, of course, about the straw and the camel’s back. Well, the Obama administration has been trying to snap that poor beast’s spine ever since it declined to prosecute the New Black Panther Party for blatantly violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The violation happened on Election Day 2008 and was recorded.

Repeatedly, I’ve said that the Justice Department’s decline to prosecute in this case was a Declaration of War. Against whom? Again:

I submit that the Obama Administration, representing black Americans and no others, declared a tribal war against white Americans when Attorney General Eric Holder refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party after the latter’s blatant violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Department of Justice’s inaction sent a message mirroring that of the US Supreme Court Dred Scott decision (1857): that the white man has no rights which the black man is bound to respect.

The decline happen less than a month after President Obama’s first inauguration and every violation of the US Constitution and the founding principles which has been perpetrated since then is intended to send that identical message. But even that was just a tactic. there’s more to it than that; an elaborate trap is being set and, with the overt attack on communications and on firearms, this administration thinks that it may have achieved the new Fort Sumpter—because that’s what pulloutchairyou do when you are trying to provoke an enemy to violence. You attack his supply and communication lines.

This administration keeps pulling out the chair of Revolution, but the People—still too comfortable and complacent–won’t sit down.  If they do, that’s when the strategy begins to show its face.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015. Follow her on Twitter.

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Some CPAC 2015 Straw Poll Perspective

The results for the CPAC straw poll are in and to nobody’s surprise who knows how CPAC works Rand Paul won with 25,7% of the vote proving that cultivating young libertarians for a generation and a fairly consistent message pays off.

While this represents a good job of organizing this isn’t an election year and the big guns have little interest or need to win the CPAC straw poll.

In an election where 3007 people voted a candidate who needs to do well at CPAC can achieve that with an investment of 15 to 50 K.  If a candidate had been willing to pay to register & transport 500 supporters at CPAC  that would have been enough to guarantee a 3rd place finish this year ahead of Ted Cruz and behind Scott Walker.

If you don’t understand what I’m talking about consider the CPAC 2011 results:

Ron Raul: 30%, Mitt Romney: 23%, Gary Johnson 6%, Chris Christie 6%, Newt Gingrich: 5%, Tim Pawlenty 4%, Michele Bachmann 4%, Mitch Daniels 4%, Sarah Palin: 3%, Herman Cain 2%, Mike Huckabee 2%, Rick Santorum 2%, John Thune 2%, Jon Huntsman 1%, Haley Barbour 1%

The are 9 2012 presidential candidates on that list.  Herman Cain left the race after the media decided that a white woman accusing a black man of sexual advances wasn’t racist if the black man is a republican (oddly I don’t remember that lawsuit going forward once Cain was out ) Gary Johnson was frozen out of the debates and dropped out running as a libertarian,  Jon Huntsman left after NH Democrats didn’t come through for him, Bachmann left after Iowa didn’t come through for her, Tim Pawlenty didn’t even  make it to Iowa.

Rick Santorum only managed 2% at CPAC but won 11 primaries   Newt Gingrich outdid Rick at CPAC 5% but only won two primaries (GA & SC) Mitt won the GOP nomination & 37 states.

Meanwhile CPAC victory not withstanding all Ron Paul could win come election time was the Virgin Islands.

Fast forward to CPAC 2012 taking place in the middle of the primary season where Rick Santorum had just won three midwest states to the shock of the Romney Campaign.  Mitt Romney needed to change momentum, Rick Santorum needed to keep momentum, Newt Gingrich needed SOMETHING and Rand Paul decided to focus his energies on primary states.

The results were telling:

Romney won 38 percent of the CPAC straw poll votes, with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum coming in second at 31 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) picked up 15 percent of the votes and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), who won the straw polls in 2010 and 2011, received only 12 percent of the vote.

In other words when it actually mattered the contenders invested in CPAC and were rewarded.

Now Rand Paul has a lot more mainstream appeal than his dad and has worked hard to become a credible presidential candidate and a strong libertarian/conservative voice so perhaps he will do better than his father in a crowded primary field.

But for my money I don’t read a thing for 2016 in this year’s CPAC straw poll. If you want to, feel free to do so but don’t be surprised if they end up not meaning a thing.


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ISIS executes gay man, The left Yawns

If you are a leftist celebrating yet another victory over the a baker or florist who is unwilling to trade a sale for their religion let me remind you what those guys cutting off the heads of Christians have in store for you if they win:

Islamic State have released new shocking photos of a ‘gay ‘man being thrown off a roof and stoned to death.

Following a trial in an Islamic State court, the man was taken to the roof of the building and thrown to his death in front a large crowd below.

The story doesn’t detail if he was denied a wedding cake as well.

I suspect as long as ISIS keeps on killing those hated Christians who refuse to enable gay marriage I guess the left won’t worry too much about them.