The Great American Divide: Part 3, The birth of DwainBwain

November 4, 2012
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 The time was summer, 2010. The place was the public blog page of the Joplin Globe and it was hotter in there than the triple digits on the thermometers outside.

 Earlier in the year Claire McCaskill had betrayed the voters of Missouri and had given Pelosi, Reid and Obama the needed vote to ram Obamacare through the Senate. Our soldiers in Afghanistan were paying the price Obama’s dawdling in 09 and the so called “stimulus” act was proving to have no more a stimulative effect on the economy than a counterfeit Viagra pill given to a 90 year old cripple 30 minutes post mortem.

 Other than the devout 6 percent uber liberal, this country was through the roof with anger at President Obama, Pelosi and Reid and the direction they were taking the country.

 It had been about a year and a half since Joplin’s self appointed liberal grand poo-bah had joined the blog pages and it had been just about a year and a half since those pages first started to go straight to hell.

 What had started out as the usual pre-stamped dogma of the left had over that year and a half descended to a level of low not seen before.

 I had immersed myself in this nation’s history since that first set of World Books arrived in ’66 and had been following her politics since the mid 70’s, yet I had never encountered such vitriol and hate as was pouring forth this Duane Graham and the posts and comments on his site. The tag cloud was nothing but three words: rich, racist bigots. It was Daily Kos, in your face on a daily basis.

 No argument of fact, no statement of reason, no opposing view was allowed. Anything or anyone opposing the “agenda” was to be denigrated and demogogued at all cost. Common sense and logic had become the enemy and polemics and out right lies taken their place.

 It was in the above context that I found myself wondering over and over, deeper and deeper, just how so many had become so blinded by celebrity, so drunk with the Kool Aid, so devoid of independent thought that to describe them as “minions” was the understatement of the century.

 Just how does one’s brain become so empty? That was the question.

 And that question took me back to the history books. Specifically to post WWII, mid 1950’s and the beginning of the second half of the American century.

 Europe was still digging out from the devastation of the war and anyone, anywhere was doing everything possible for the chance to set upon the shores of Reagan’s yet described “shining city upon a hill”.

 An no group was more eager to escape the demise and despair of Old Europe than its brightest and its best. While England and Europe were succumbing to the malaise of egalitarian socialism, America was surging, America was inventing, America was “doing”.

 In short, anyone with a brain wanted to be here. And thus came about the “brain drain” of Old Europe.

 And what better way to describe the hard core of the hard core left than as those with brains so fully drained they are more relational to Looney Tunes characters than rational, reasoning human beings.

 And what better “tune” to identify with lack of reasoned, logical thought than one Elmer J. Fudd?

 Combine poor Elmer’s inability to ever catch that “wascally wabbit” with the Duane Graham minion mentality and you have brains so drained, they can only be: DwainBwains.

 Yeh it looks a little weird, yeh it sounds a little weird, but when you think about it what is any weirder than the way these idiots behave?

 Disagree with anything Obama and you’re a racist.

 Put forth any plan to tweek Social Security and Medicare so it’s there for future generations and you’re throwing grandma over the cliff.

 Dare to suggest that the federal government just freeze spending at current levels and let the economy catch up and your killing babies.

 Explain how diminishing return, politically motivated EPA regulations are destroying any chance for a robust economic recovery and you’re a “flat earther”.

 In other words, if you’re not on the side of the DwainBwains you’re evil incarnate.

 First published on September 9, 2010 in the heat of that battle leading up to the democrat shellacking of November 2010, the column “Dwain Bwains, the bane of the Republic” spelled it out then and holds just as true today.

 With only 48 hours to go till the election we can now only pray that brains still matter.

 (First published September 9, 2010)

Dwain Bwains the bane of the Republic

 The term “brain drain” was first used by the British Royal Society to describe the outflow of scientists and technical skilled workers from Old Europe to the United States and Canada during the 50′s and early 60′s.

 The exact economic damage done to “the old countries” by losing so many of their best and brightest can never be known but even the densest of the dense would admit it sure didn’t help em any.

 The Corner now adds a new phrase for loss of brain power:

“Dwain Bwain” (spelling intentional, how else to illustrate such a lack of coherent logical reasoning?) references those who have suffered the complete loss of reasoned, logical, brain function.

 Inspired by the “Erstwhile Conservative” collection of rants and temper tantrums against all things conservative the phrase is used to describe the Duane Graham’s and others of the world who blindly follow all things liberal and their current dear leader the Great O without expending an ounce of reason or logic on their argument.

 They are the minions who fawn over speeches calling for more stimulus spending even though over 200 billion of the first fiasco is still unspent and even the Great O’s own Secretary of State is now citing our debt and deficits as a national security issue.

 They are the lemmings who shout that our current system just isn’t “fair” enough and then support every government program and regulation that just arbitrarily confiscates from the producers to hand out to the slackers for political points.

 They are the ones screaming for renewable energy mandates on electric utilities and then scream even louder when their rates go up to pay for those mandates. (Wind power is two to three times more expensive than coal, solar even higher)

 They are the ones who blame the big bad insurance companies for outrageous premium increases and ignore the facts. Facts that those premium increases have more to do with Great O’s new mandates for coverage (in the real world somebody actually does have to pay) and the fact that his 2300 pages of healthcare “reform” did nothing to bring down the cost curve. Health Insurance companies have some of the lowest profit margins of all corporations across all industries and are at the mercy of government mandates and rising costs in other sectors of the healthcare industry. Dwain Brains champion Missouri’s mandate forcing insurers to cover autism one day, then cry foul when rates go up to recoup the risks and costs associated with complying with that mandate.

 They are the forever reality challenged who see no problem with “short term” deficit spending because it will all get straightened out in Great O’s second term. Never mind that since Johnson’s “Great Society” scam, federal spending has NEVER gone down.. Never mind that the big government philosophy is the true “failed policies of the path”.

 They are the partisan hacks who rail against Republicans for wanting to return to the “failed policies of the past” and then refuse to acknowledge the role of Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Maxine Waters and Fannie and Freddie in creating the atmosphere that sparked the financial meltdown in the first place. Had the government not been manipulating the mortgage market all those sub-prime loans that got rolled into mortgage backed “toxic” assets would have never been granted in the first place. No, you never hear them talk about that “failed” policy.

 They clamor to “protect” Social Security and Medicare and then ridicule every reasoned reform put forth.

 They are the ones who label those who oppose Obama’s policies as bigots, racists and angry white people just upset with an uppity negro in the White House. (You can’t really blame them on this point as when your brain is devoid of the ability to process facts, logic and reason, attacking the opposition is the only tactic available.)

 They attack the religious among us as small minded, un-enlightened dribble that must be marginalized for the “greater good” but yet consistently give less of their own time and money to charities and their fellow man than religious conservatives. (Much easier to force their government morality and mandated “redistribution”. That way they don’t actually have to “do” anything, just pay the feds and they’ll take care of it.)

 They decry the nation’s crumbling education system and then blindly follow the teachers unions that all they need is more money. Yet the facts are that education in this country has continually gotten worse since the unions gained their stranglehold over the schools and the bureaucracy that is the Department of Education was born.

 They are the ones who under the guise of “diversity”, “fairness”, and “inclusion” do more to divide this nation and destroy the ethic of personal responsibility and individual liberty than any foreign invader could ever accomplish.

 They demagogue Republicans as the party of “no” yet fail to see that the majority of Americans agree with that “no” because they’ve done their homework and now “know”. When you “know” what Obama and Pelosi are doing to this great nation, “NO” becomes the most patriotic phrase since “remember Pearl Harbor”.

 They are the Dwain Bwains of the world.

 So thick is the fog of their liberal dogma they cannot see the solutions right in front of them.

 So lst in their ideology they cannot see that creating a permanent underclass with their handouts and government entitlements doesn’t just hurt the ones they say they’re trying to help, but damages the country as a whole.

 So captive to their anger of Bush and Republicans they would rather destroy the future for generations to come than acknowledge the damage being done by their recalcitrant regulations and profligate spending.

 They are the Founding Fathers’ worst nightmare, the future’s greatest threat.

 Elitist ideologues bearing false witness that freedom and rights come from the government not from God. That if you don’t like your lot in life, don’t worry, you must have been treated “unfairly” and your government is here to fix that.

 While we’ve endured their rants and rage for decades we were at least able to sleep at night knowing that’s all it was. Oh sure, they’d get a little here, a little there but there was always a check. An opposing force to push against the unbridled power grab we’ve seen over the past two years.

 The polls continue to show the majority of American’s realize a mistake was made in Novemeber ’08. The polls continue to show the majority of American’s will correct that mistake come November ’10.

 While the rants will continue and the rage will still rile, at least they will be returned to their padded cells where the only damage they can cause is to themselves.

 Come November the rest of us (did I mention we are the majority?) will finally be able to start undoing the damage already done and setting this country back on the foundation upon which it was built.

 While “If I only had a brain” will still be the liberal anthem post election at least the rest of us won’t have to listen to it 24/7. For the truth is, Dwain Bwain is best consumed in silence.

 Some more famous Dwain Bwains ARE:

 Nancy Pelosi:

 Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.

 Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.

 But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.

 Barack Obama:

 Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.

 I caanot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.

 I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.

 We need earmark reform, and when I’m President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.

 You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.

 I’ve been fighting with Acorn, alongside Acorn, on issues you care about, my entire career.

 The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.

 In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world.

 Dwain Bwains are NOT:

 “A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.”………Thomas Jefferson

 November cannot come soon enough.

 OBAMA 2012: Kick it out or kiss it goodbye.

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One Response to The Great American Divide: Part 3, The birth of DwainBwain

  1. Anson on November 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Geoff,

    Welcome back to the internet. I have read all three blogs related to the American Divide and comment on them in total herein.

    Your Jefferson quote at the end of this blog says it all to dispute liberalism in America today. Forget just Duane Graham. He only reflects the worst, locally, of that tribe, liberals.

    I see the Divide as being between Freedom and the quest for Equality. It is impossible to do both, in the extreme, at the same time. Both of us have used DeToucville’s comments to make that point over time.

    Push a liberal hard enough and they will say that growth in GDP, economic growth for America, is NOT enough. Sure they want to see such happen, GDP growing at 5% + as it did during the Clinton years. But at the same time they clamor for income redistribution, socialist like income redistribution, taxing the rich and giving to the poor and middle class using government force.

    Such attempts have been failures in countries of any significant size. Free market capitalism has been the engine driving the modern world, starting back in the 1800s with the industrial revolution in England, the preeminent world power for almost 300 years or so.

    The response was Das Capital and that approach was attempted in many places and we all saw the results. Instead of being overrun by communism, Europe, using American power post-WWII settled into a lesser form of communism, called social democracy, to spread the wealth around.

    And look at Europe today. For sure Europe is defensless in terms of military power and has little to say economically now that China and India have arisen from their own ashes.

    Given liberal attempts to follow the path of social democracy, the question becomes how far behind is America from going over a European like cliff. About ten years is my guess.

    I have written several times about the stress placed on democratic forms of government, given the results seen in Europe and the continuing decline in America for the last 12 plus years, economically and internationally.

    The world itself is turning and social democracy is finding itself behind in an increasingly flat world, a world with fewer boundaries than ever seen before due to technology changes.

    Liberals absolutely refuse to acknowledge the “long view” of such evolving events. Instead they clamor for more and more from a government that simply cannot keep up with more demands from “the people”. Call it today in America the 47%. We will see on Wed (or a month or so thereafter when recounts are over) whether that 47% has become 50%+ in America today.

    In Europe it is already at the 60% or so level it seems, the percent of the voting population clamoring for more from governments that are simply unable to deliver that which is demanded. And with that inability to meet public demands (“Just like Greece, Spain, etc.) comes a significant decline in the willingness and/or ability to use military power to uphold our own values.

    Enter Benghazi.

    In that debacle, we HAD the military power to save American soil and lives. However we refused to USE that avaiable military power in a short and decisive “fire fight”. We now see the results of such impotence with America facilities burned to the ground and dead Americans. Well what next I ask? More impotence around the world if liberals have control.

    Radicals LOVE to see impotence on the part of those they try to bring down. That is about as simple, historically, as one can imagine.

    Well in Benghazi it was “crazy thinking” by our National Command Authority but NOT a lack of military assets had such thinking been overcome.

    Now fast forward ten years and consider the INABILITY to use military power in a fire fight because we are too poor to provide the men and equipment to respond to such events. At that point we will simply have to fly white flags over American soil “over there” in such a future.

    Recall the old question usually asked by Presidensts in times of crisis. “Where are the carriers and Marines?” Answer in Benghazi were, “Sorry Mr. President, we have no carriers in the entire Med. and you were too late to send in a platoon or so of Marines to make a difference, in Benghazi”.

    America is in a slow “roll” to more and more impotence, domestically and internationally. And yet at least “47%” (or more) think that is exactly what is needed for America today.

    Liberals perpetuate that “slow roll” to impotence and conservatives are trying to arrest it.
    Thus the Great Divide, the worse that we have seen in our lifetimes.
    Anson

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