Grassroots Commentary

Screwed, Blued and Tattooed

By Murray T. Bass · Aug. 5, 2011

Yes, Cheated, Robbed and Beaten again. In his own way Boehner is worse than Pelosi. We knew what to expect from her. We had hoped for better from Boehner and got betrayed. Cheated robbed and beaten. We got debt without representation.

They didn’t listen to us. They never do. The Republican “establishment their PACs , the Democrats and the media are giving the Tea Party credit for something they didn’t do or get. Blowing "Victory Smoke” at the Tea Party members and supporters to make them float. A losing is winning trip. More lies and deceit. The Tea Party got nothing out of the “Deal” but ignored. Ignored. And, that’s no victory.

American taxpayers got nothing from the “Deal” but about $20,000.00 more debt each and the same lies and deceit. They just got ignored, too.

Getting mad and venting that anger does no good at all. We’re still on the same old toilet after we get it off our chests. As the old saying goes, “Don’t get mad, get even.”

Congress has done nothing to solve America’s problems. They have only created new ones and made the old ones worse. The debt “Deal” fiasco is only the latest. They have the reputation of being a do nothing Congress. We would indeed be lucky if that were true. Obamacare and the “Deal” are their achievements. Energy, immigration, environment, jobs. Nothing. The cost of Obamacare and the debt deal are almost beyond comprehension.

What should we do? What can we do?

We should do whatever we have to do to make sure they don’t do it to us again. There is an old saying that goes something like this. “If you do it to me once, shame n you. If you do it to me twice, shame on me.” Enough is too much.

How do we make sure they don’t Screw, Blue and Tattoo us again?“ Don’t give them the chance. As I see it, here are the steps we have to take to protect ourselves.

First, get organized. I don’t know about you, but every day I have been getting e-mails from at least 20 organizations who are trying to save different rights guaranteed to us by the Constitution or to restore original intent and the Rule of Law. Stop competing with each other. Form a coalition of these folks so that their activities are focused. Have one integrated plan. Weed out the groups that are "Good Guys” in name only.

Next, Identify the good guys and the bad guys. In this case, it’s pretty simple. The good guys voted against the phony debt deal. We’re just narrowing it down to the prime targets.

The bad guys voted for it. They are either pure partisan selfish politicians or too stupid to keep in office. My God. 2.4 trillion dollars. A yes vote tells us they did not represent the interests of our country and the will of its people.

Be patient and persistent. We don’t have to get rid of every bad guy at the first election. Elect a super majority of people’s candidates.

Next, build grassroots campaigns to get these people out of office. That would include but not be limited to:

Begin a search and find candidates. Look among those folks who have actively worked for American values. Do not look at any professional politicians. They have learned how to sell their souls to be elected.

Begin a PR campaign against each Bad Guy. Letters to the Editor. Op Ed pieces. Exposing voting records including the fact that they have only been rubber stamps to the party. On what issues did they vote against the people? Personal lives are fair game. Personal morality is a forecaster of professional and political morality.

Raise money for campaigns. Include a General type of PAC that supports candidates when support would make the difference in the outcome.

Have the good guys support the good candidates.

Use electronic communications to reach almost all Americans.

Begin the “Get out the Vote” work now. Contact every conservative voter or loyal American who has been turned off in the past and make them a part of the rebirth of America. Organize them or help them organize themselves.

Stop just preaching to the choir. Take our message to every voter in the country.

Include in our vision every political level as we go. Change the political landscape.

Find examples where citizens have taken their cities, counties, States back and use their strategies.

Build an internal communications system that will help build excitement and maintain momentum and enthusiasm.

March and rally in Washington. Keep a visible presence there.

Create a system of local militias.

Support the states in their fights to regain the powers given to them by the Constitution.

These are not things that have to be done in any kind of sequence. Many can be done simultaneously.

What can we do? Together, we can beat the Royal Political Establishment at the ballot box. Return to enumerated powers. We can restore the ability of Americans to create wealth by eliminating senseless over regulation. Define Commerce to that envisioned in original intent. We can keep our wealth at home and create millions of jobs by developing our own energy resources.

I’m sure that there are those who will say I’m crazy. They will say we can’t do all those things. We must reject all the politically correct reasons why these things can’t be done. So let’s just do them. We can regain our country and make it the shining example for the world to copy. But, we have to get up off our backsides and do it. We have to care enough to save America. It can be done. We did it once before 235 years ago. King Barack and his Royal Court of Democrats and the Republican loyal opposition have given us Debt without Representation.



Old Henry said:

Agreed. That's the best way to do it.I'll confide in the "Palladium" of Liberty, i.e. a well - armed citizenry.It's a good thing to have a back-up plan if "Plan A" doesn't work."Tall Trees, Short Ropes !"Old Henry >

Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Hondo in Great Stinking Desert, Baja Arizona said:

I will be more than happy to supply several thousand feet of one inch Manila whale line, absolutely free of charge. Find your own trees and lamp posts. Tall bridges work very well, too.

Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 7:06 PM

ezbuddy said:

The ideals are good, but I don't understand all the bickering about a government sponsored health care plan. Call it Obamacare if you must, but until someone has a better plan, it is still a good health plan to cover everyone's health care & cost.Blame the insurance companys. It's them who has made medical care the most expensive thing on the planet. They have driven medical expence far beyond reasonable. Then the greedy doctors keep raising costs because the insurance companys pays the to do it. Insurance companys take it out on us.Obama was the ONLY person to come up with ANY plan. Let's hear a better one. Until then, I like what it does. It's about time USA caught up with the rest of the civilized world. No one should go bankrupt because they get sick. No one should avoid medical care because they can't afford it. No on should be turned away from medical care because they can't afford it.Health insurance should be completely government run, the only organization large enough & neutrul enough to do it. Private companys are too greedy, as insurance companys have shown.

Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 2:12 AM

Murray T.Bass said:

ezbuddy. It isn't the insurance plan. It's that they screwed us with something they didn't know about nor did we with a huge cost. Money we don't have. $14.5trillion is hard to imagine. Someone put it into perspective for me. It's as if we were a family making $55,000.00 a year and spending $75.000 a year. We then make a big deal out of cutting our spending to $72,000.00 a year. All of this with a credit card debt of $327,000.00, no liquid assets and no equity in anything. Now that's something I can understand. We just can't afford these jerks(see how nice I was) and their spendthrift programs. Obamacare could be pure gold and we still don't have the money to pay for it.

Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 10:50 PM

GMButler said:

It's not about healthcare! It's about total control! Absolute Marxist-style control! And the recent debt-ceiling rise is the nail in the economic coffin of the United States. The conquest of the West via Economic Terrorism is almost complete and Khalifa Obama's job almost finished. The U.S. Dollar will be worthless in 2012 and replaced by a New World Order Currency.

Monday, August 8, 2011 at 12:27 AM

David E. Tyre said:

mbass25: Well put! I'd suggest the readers join The Oath Keepers, as I have, because I feel the stuff is about to hit the fan in 2012. And, it time we have to quit voting for "the lesser of the evils" in our state and national elections. I just don't trust any of Congress any more.

Monday, August 8, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Vernon Clayson said:

Nice try, ezbuddy, you are Harry Reid, aren't you? Your high praise for Obamacare is misguided. The expense will burden the taxpayers beyond any current "entitlement". Perhaps you've missed the hysteria over the expense of Medicare and Medicaid, it's bankrupting us, etc., etc., what magic will make Obamacare less burdensome to the economy?

Monday, August 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM

JohnnyBoy in Round Rock said:

ezbuddy - I'm tired of the govt thinking that it should control EVERY aspect of my life. If you are so devoted to govt control, you should move to Europe, where they love that idea and they're in a deeper financial hole than WE'RE in. Germany is the only thing holding Europe together. How's that for irony?? In the meantime, I need the govt OUT of my business, not more into it. Also, I know you folks are all dizzy about Rick Perry, but he is George Bush 3.0. He's handsome, likable, sharp in front of the cameras and in front of a crowd, and just another RINO in boots. You put him in there and you WILL regret it, right along with all the Texans who tried to warn you otherwise. We need Bachmann and Paul, who actually know what the word "conservative" means.

Monday, August 8, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Jim in Western NC said:

Since he's been mentioned here, Rick Perry would be a disaster! Enough of the play cowboys, phony conservatives, and big government Republicans. The liberal Republicans really need to go because they're an embarrassment to real conservatives. They're fifth columnists sabotaging the Conservative movement. They use some of the same language, but act and vote like the Democrat-Socialists. Let's start looking more closely at politician's records. If you voted in favor of the debt increase then you should be voted out, period! No excuses, no compromising, no "I've learned from my mistakes" nonsense. November 2012 needs to be a time of serious reckoning at the polls. My fantasy scenario is that all incumbents, except proven patriots, are turned out! I'm pretty sure that won't happen, but I can dream.

Monday, August 8, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Big Red said:

@ezbuddy - Keep drinking that Kool-Aid, ezbuddy, if you actually believe that the government, in ANY capacity can or will effectively run anything.It is government controls and regulations that are driving the costs of medical care through the roof. Eliminating competition (by preventing purchasing across state lines), artificial stabilization or inflation of insurance rates (in the absence of competition), and the absurd proliferation of feckless litigation ('most' of which is simply money-grabbing at its worst, subsidized by the liberal judiciary) are the key factors in the spiraling costs of healthcare. The artificial limits on competition that this has created (BY the government, no less) are what truly allow the so-called 'greedy insurance companies' to indefinitely increase their rates.Here's a plan that WILL work: Get the government out of healthcare, banking, the auto industry, and every other aspect of the economy that it tries (and, sadly, quite successfully) tries to stifle, and allow the market (translated as: you and I, the people that pay for goods and services) to dictate the value of goods and services. The less involved the government becomes in the economy, the more vibrant and responsive the economy will become.Obamacare is the greatest (but neither the first, nor likely the last) albatross around the neck of this country, further widening the 'unfunded (and unnecessary) liabilities' gap, which, unless eliminated (in its entirety, not in the haphazard, piecemeal fashion that is so typical to the establishment in D.C. these days), will bring this country crashing to her knees.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Honest Abe in North Carolina said:

It's mind boggling we bombed Germany to smitherines and now they are solvent and bailing out all the others. Surely, they enjoyed all those billions of Marshall Plan dollars we laviously spent on their reconstruction and all those billions of dollars our military bases have paid into their coffers. Now we're broke helping them and everybody else with a hand out, foreigh and domestic. When will our Chinese "friends" give us the same plan and will they come and keep their military bases here for the next 60 years and refilling our coffers?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM

PeteG said:

I'l have two of what ever he's drinking.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 3:13 PM