The delusions of the Left.

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Listen To You Tell Me Texas Friday 1/8/16


A lefty pal of mine (yes, I have some lefty pals) sent me a link to a website that says, in essence, that any hope the GOP might have for winning the White House withers to nothing in the face of how well we are all doing since the dawn of Democratic policies under Barack Obama. (See the site here.)

We all know that if you have to explain why a joke is funny, it’s not funny. That same idea applies to being told how well off you are. If you have to be told that you’re doing well, chances are you’re not doing very well.

Such is the case with Democrats and the lefty blogosphere. The Left is busy spewing incomplete, taken-out-of-context or just flat fraudulent statistics in an effort to tell us how great things are going under the most far-left presidency in our history.

As is almost always the case with propaganda, there is a kernel of truth in it. As an example, as the website says, it is true that the official unemployment rate has fallen below five percent. But that’s mostly attributable to the fact that millions of Americans have become discouraged to the point that they’ve stopped looking for jobs. They are thus now out of the labor force and therefore no longer counted as unemployed. Add those people – who once had jobs — back to the labor force and the unemployment rate jumps to nearly 10 percent.

The economic realities here at the dawn of 2016 – as opposed to the spun sugar Democrats would have you consume – are not all that great. Granted, things aren’t terrible. But that doesn’t mean they’re great. To the extent that things are going even as well as they are, it is testament to the fact that ordinary Americans are resourceful and resilient and will generally ‘find a way’ – even under the most difficult conditions.

Among the things that no lefty website will tell you are the following:

  • The American economy has grown at a rate below three percent for ten straight years. That’s the worst performance since the Great Depression.
  • Average household income is down by more than $5,000 since 2007. Adjusted for inflation, it’s even worse than that.
  • Ninety four million working-age Americans do not have jobs. That’s the highest percentage of non-workforce participation since the Carter administration.
  • Most Americans are now paying more and yet getting less from their health care plans.
  • Every corner of the globe looks and feels like it’s about to explode.

As a result of these and a long list of other things, polls say that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction. Yet the Left wants you to believe that all is well.

So read what the website at the link above has to say and then ask yourself this: Does it really feel like all is well?

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Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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2 Responses

  1. Linda E Montrose says:

    It looks like that people would have caught onto the left’s illusions by now, but in a world where it has always been smoke and mirrors, maybe they just don’t know anything else. I live in the REAL world and have REAL world concerns. The broken promises by both parties have left me unwilling to put my faith in them anymore. I am tired of putting up with the devil we know instead of the devil we don’t know. It has lead us down the road we are on now. It is time to stop this unending road to nowhere and start going SOMEWHERE! I think we are to the point where the only way is UP from where we are now. The illegal in the Whitehouse has us scraping the bottom of the barrel, as was his plan all along. It it time to start over with someone NEW and not of the political establishment…we can only ascend because we are already at the bottom!

  2. C M Solomon says:

    The Left and its propaganda specialists (not unlike the Communist Pravda during the Soviet era) are on a mission to forcefully indoctrinate the public with the Marxist view of the World and the superiority of Social Justice that ONLY an all powerful government bureaucracy (full of self appointed geniuses) can attain. Their belief is that those that don’t agree with this form of “tyranny” (my term) are obviously mentally ill or genetically defective. That is why the Left dismisses and does not participate in any logical arguments that may prove their dogma to be utterly false. That is why, given unlimited power, the Left will ULTIMATELY resort to destruction of any ideological opposition BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY to maintain and grow their power (as history has taught us about all tyrannical governments) by way of intimidation: including threat of prison and/or execution.

    In other words, our very existence as a free people as protected by the Constitution is in serious decline and may have already reached a point of no return with the likes of Obama and his “fellow travelers” who despises this country, its history, and its founding documents and principles. He is on a successful mission of “fundamental transformation” of our culture, ideology and Judo-Christian ethic to that of a Marxist Utopia (a third-world hell-hole, governed by tin-horn dictators.) He believes in a system of government in which the public is “managed” by elite RULERS that believe they have the “divine right of Kings,” to control their subjects as serfs, the very tyranny that our founders of this country defeated in the Revolutionary War. Recent, off-handed (candid) comments by Obama have revealed that his view of this country’s history is exactly as I have described it.

    This man has caused incalculable damage to every facet of this country that used to provide hope to succeeding generations of Americans. It can be measured in the incredible increase in the national debt from 10 to 20 trillion dollars by the time Obama leaves office. Would someone please explain to me where on earth 10 trillion dollars of additional debt could have been spent in 8 years? Where is the accounting of this theft? The demographics of the country don’t change that much in 8 years.

    His depravity is not by accident or incompetence or naiveté. It is the result of a lifetime of Marxist indoctrination by his parents/relatives, radical friends and far-Left academic associates to bring this country to its knees as punishment for the “damage” we have done to the rest of the world in the last 200 years. When do we call this kind of hatred a psychotic disorder and/or unleashed evil?

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