Hypocrite Republocrats

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 - 11:07pm

This clip is only seven minutes long but it's a painful seven minutes, particularly after the 5:30 mark.

Has anything changed in six years? Nope. Anything goes as long as your guy, your party is in power. Trump up "evidence"? Sure, why not? Transparent moral outrage? Only when there's political gain at hand.

There is no difference. You have no elected representatives. Just one military-industrial complex with a public face of preening sociopaths.



About the Author

turd [at] tfmetalsreport [dot] com ()


Jim G Believes
Aug 28, 2013 - 11:10pm

Agreed -

They are all the same -

I couldn't resist - 1st

Aug 28, 2013 - 11:14pm

You know where I stand

I've been beating this drum since Billy Boy sold us off to the bankers!

The good news is that people are waking up! TPTB are running out of time!

Aug 28, 2013 - 11:17pm

In case you think I'm new to this

From 12/19/10


Preparing Accordingly

Lately, I spent a lot of time fashioning posts about the daily machinations of the gold and silver markets. I will, no doubt, continue this practice as it is a hobby/passion of mine. However, the subtitle of this blog refers to the end of The Great Keynesian Experiment and its implications so I feel I need to "get back to basics", so to speak, as it is the "prepare accordingly" part that we all need to practice.

I found this image on Google and it seems to sum up my point of view. We are but children, at once hopeful and optimistic, yet watching our future drain away. The arcade coin drop is a metaphor I've used often in the past and I think it provides a decent visual. In the immortal words of Inigo Montoya: Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.

Our "coin" was dropped by the great Texas slimeball politician, LBJ, when he created The Great Society in the 1960s. A new, expanded role of the US federal government was created and politicians learned that they could manipulate government largesse to their own political gain. In 1971, the coin began sinking into the funnel and spinning faster when republocrat President R. Milhous Nixon, realizing that the gold-sponsored money supply of the US could never grow at a pace sufficient to support this ever-expanding government, removed the US from the "gold standard" and the US dollar has been backed by nothing but the full faith and credit of the US government ever since.

Republocrat Jimmy Carter presided over the initial wave of stagflation brought upon by Nixon's decision. The "coin" kept dropping and circling faster and faster during his four years in office. In 1980, suddenly there was hope. Conservative Ronald Wilson Reagan was elected and through a policy of tax-cutting and higher interest rates, the conservative Reagan defied the laws of physics as the coin actually moved up the funnel and slowed. However, having succumbed to old age and senility, even Reagan suffered a "death-bed conversion" to Republocratism and the coin began dropping again in 1986. Republocrat giant, G. H. Walker Bush took the reins of government in 1988 and, by 1992, our coin was spinning faster than ever and dropping at an alarming pace.

With the election of hick republocrat Billy Jeff Clinton in 1992, things began to get out of control. Soon, faced with a rapidly approaching end game, all republocrats in Congress and the Federal Reserve decided to go for broke. By massively inflating the US money supply, an illusion of prosperity took over, not just in the US but globally, too. This mirage held our collective imagination until the year 2000 when, suddenly, we began to realize that all was not well and that the coin was actually spinning faster and was much closer to the bottom than we'd thought.

"Good heavens. We can't have that!" exclaimed the new republocrat president Dubya Bush. With his partners in crime in Congress and the Federal Reserve, Little B reached into the funnel, grabbed the already speeding/dropping coin and actually gave it a push faster. By 2008, the coin was nearing the bottom of the funnel.

Just then, a dangerously under-qualified former street radical republocrat was elected president. President B'rock O'bottom is now presiding over the end of the game. At the end, the "coin" spins faster and faster until the bottom simply drops out. This is where we stand today. Are not events spinning faster and faster? Are your politicians and policymakers not making more rash and spurious decisions with each passing day? Are global leaders not positioning themselves for the next World Order?

The end of US hegemony is near and with it, the end of the US dollar as "world reserve currency". This catastrophe and all in entails could have been avoided with responsible leadership and an educated/involved populace. However, selfishly, we in the US decided it was best to pursue a plan where we foolishly thought our recklessness was beneficial. This attitude was best summarized by republocrat and Keynesian legend, John Connally, who, as the coin was dropped in 1973, told the world that "the dollar is our currency but it is your problem". Sadly, we allowed Mr. Connally to be prescient for almost 40 years but the world is about to turn the tables. Soon...very soon...the coin will finally reach the narrow end of the funnel and the bottom will simply drop out. What happens next will not be fun and games.
Aug 28, 2013 - 11:17pm

Numero Dos.

On a Turd post. I'll still take it.

Hypocrisy is the greatest sin...

Is the country asleep? There is a reason I didn't vote Democrat or Republican this year....there is NO REAL DIFFERENCE.

Fred Hayek
Aug 28, 2013 - 11:30pm

Public sociopaths -er- servants, yeah that's it . . servants

You have no elected representatives. Just one military-industrial complex with a public face of preening sociopaths.

Sadly, this is so very true. For every Ron Paul, Justin Amash or Alan Grayson, there are scores of nearly interchangeable, on every important issue, slugs. It's like George Carlin said in a clip from a late career appearance on Bill Maher's program. We'll give you 23 different kinds of bagels. But only 6 companies own all the media and they all have the same corporate fascist policies for the most part.

I've actually come around to thinking that Obama is now doing serious damage to Hillary Clinton. I think more libertarian types who were generally aligned with the red team have awakened to reality so far. And they had an actual candidate in the last presidential election primaries to vote for in Ron Paul. But things are getting so bad that I think Obama's starting to wake up the sort of libertarian-ish types usually aligned with team blue. After they see a war with Syria for no good reason whatsoever, I sort of think a lot of them will absolutely hate the idea of another soulless establishment drone like Hillary Clinton who has no principles except to further the career of . . . Hillary Clinton.

Aug 28, 2013 - 11:54pm


...both parties suck, no arguments here.

Complete hypocrites to the point that their mental make up is certainly questionable. They're all like pre-programmed robots on a perpetual talking point based in denial and a sense of entitlement.

Sick lost bastards are what they are.

Aug 28, 2013 - 11:54pm

And so it goes...

... term limits, tort reform, tax reform and probably some systemic crisis orders of magnitude worse than 2008 to wake up the majority - otherwise more of the same from WDC & elsewhere as zero incentive for anyone good to consider public office. Back to floating along this golden river...

Mr. Fix
Aug 28, 2013 - 11:57pm

RE In case you think I'm new to this


this is one of your better posts, I'm glad I was here for it.

We agree on an awful lot.

Dyna mo hum
Aug 29, 2013 - 12:17am

I have a theory about Syria

I have gut feeling the One is about to have second thoughts about the planed 40 cruise missile surgical strike at Syria. I don't think he has the balls to start ww3. In fact I really don't think he has any balls at all.

Aug 29, 2013 - 12:29am

By the numbers....

(Looks like I put this on the wrong thread.) 1) Who stands to gain if a war breaks out in the Middle East? War is the all time number one way to distract the voters from a dismal economy. War provides more jobs and more spending which temporally props up a failing economy. 2) Who stands to lose if war breaks out? Soldiers and tax payers. Dead soldiers and higher taxes to pay for the war. I smell a rat and his name is Edi Amin Obama, DaDa, President for life. This could well make el Presidente Whore-hey Bush’s Iraq debacle look like Granada.

Key Economic Events Week of 10/21

10/22 10:00 ET Existing home sales
10/24 8:30 ET Durable Goods
10/24 9:45 ET Markit flash PMIs
10/24 10:00 ET New home sales
10/25 10:00 ET Consumer Sentiment

Subscribe or login to read all comments.


Donate Shop

Get Your Subscriber Benefits

Private iTunes feed for all TF Metals Report podcasts, and access to Vault member forum discussions!

Key Economic Events Week of 10/21

10/22 10:00 ET Existing home sales
10/24 8:30 ET Durable Goods
10/24 9:45 ET Markit flash PMIs
10/24 10:00 ET New home sales
10/25 10:00 ET Consumer Sentiment

Key Economic Events Week of 10/14

10/15 8:30 ET Empire State Fed MI
10/16 8:30 ET Retail Sales
10/16 10:00 ET Business Inventories
10/17 8:30 ET Housing Starts and Bldg Perms
10/17 8:30 ET Philly Fed MI
10/17 9:15 ET Cap Ute and Ind Prod
10/18 10:00 ET LEIII
10/18 Speeches from Goons Kaplan, George and Chlamydia

Key Economic Events Week of 10/7

10/8 8:30 ET Producer Price Index
10/9 10:00 ET Job Openings
10/9 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories
10/9 2:00 ET September FOMC minutes
10/10 8:30 ET Consumer Price Index
10/11 10:00 ET Consumer Sentiment

Key Economic Events Week of 9/30

9/30 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
10/1 9:45 ET Markit Manu PMI
10/1 10:00 ET ISM Manu PMI
10/1 10:00 ET Construction Spending
10/2 China Golden Week Begins
10/2 8:15 ET ADP jobs report
10/3 9:45 ET Markit Service PMI
10/3 10:00 ET ISM Service PMI
10/3 10:00 ET Factory Orders
10/4 8:30 ET BLSBS
10/4 8:30 ET US Trade Deficit

Key Economic Events Week of 9/23

9/23 9:45 ET Markit flash PMIs
9/24 10:00 ET Consumer Confidence
9/26 8:30 ET Q2 GDP third guess
9/27 8:30 ET Durable Goods
9/27 8:30 ET Pers Inc and Cons Spend
9/27 8:30 ET Core Inflation

Key Economic Events Week of 9/16

9/17 9:15 ET Cap Ute & Ind Prod
9/18 8:30 ET Housing Starts & Bldg Perm.
9/18 2:00 ET Fedlines
9/18 2:30 ET CGP presser
9/19 8:30 ET Philly Fed
9/19 10:00 ET Existing Home Sales

Key Economic Events Week of 9/9

9/10 10:00 ET Job openings
9/11 8:30 ET PPI
9/11 10:00 ET Wholesale Inv.
9/12 8:30 ET CPI
9/13 8:30 ET Retail Sales
9/13 10:00 ET Consumer Sentiment
9/13 10:00 ET Business Inv.

Key Economic Events Week of 9/3

9/3 9:45 ET Markit Manu PMI
9/3 10:00 ET ISM Manu PMI
9/3 10:00 ET Construction Spending
9/4 8:30 ET Foreign Trade Deficit
9/5 9:45 ET Markit Svc PMI
9/5 10:00 ET ISM Svc PMI
9/5 10:00 ET Factory Orders
9/6 8:30 ET BLSBS

Key Economic Events Week of 8/26

8/26 8:30 ET Durable Goods
8/27 9:00 ET Case-Shiller Home Price Idx
8/27 10:00 ET Consumer Confidence
8/29 8:30 ET Q2 GDP 2nd guess
8/29 8:30 ET Advance Trade in Goods
8/30 8:30 ET Pers. Inc. and Cons. Spend.
8/30 8:30 ET Core Inflation
8/30 9:45 ET Chicago PMI

Key Economic Events Week of 8/19

8/21 10:00 ET Existing home sales
8/21 2:00 ET July FOMC minutes
8/22 9:45 ET Markit Manu and Svc PMIs
8/22 Jackson Holedown begins
8/23 10:00 ET Chief Goon Powell speaks

Recent Comments

by SteveW, 2 hours 32 min ago
by Alex777, 3 hours 2 min ago
by allenb, 3 hours 8 min ago
by Montross515, Oct 21, 2019 - 9:37pm

Forum Discussion

by NW VIEW, 4 hours 41 min ago
by Trail Trekker, Oct 21, 2019 - 10:38pm
by Trail Trekker, Oct 21, 2019 - 8:49pm
by admin, Oct 21, 2019 - 6:49pm