THE REAL MOTIVES OF POLITICIANS: CHUMMING FOR VOTERS

Sometimes I ask myself questions about why a massive segment of our government representatives is willing to depart from the fundamental basics on why and how a democratic republic like the United States can thrive.

Why do so many far-left politicians want to increase the welfare rolls? One of Obama’s first orders was to inflate the numbers of recipients on food stamps.  In the first three years of his administration, food stamp hand-outs increased 70 percent.  (See Washington Times report link):  Food stamp president: Enrollment up 70 percent under Obama – Washington Times

Why are sanctuary cities protected by state and local governments, allowing undocumented immigrants – by the millions — not only an invitation to come and bring extended family, but to have access to all social and welfare benefits with the onus on the taxpayers?

Why do people of the far-left want to see open borders, permitting unrestrained new residents, most of whom will require sustenance from the government?

Why do some far-left politicians insist on allowing anyone to vote without having to prove basic eligibility, i.e., citizenry, with photo I.D.?

The answer, I believe, has little to do with compassion and anti-racism. Those are all terms invented to propel an agenda based on propaganda lies.  Sadly, too many folks are inclined to believe them.

It’s all about power. Nothing else, but Power. It is all about getting elected and/or re-elected. It is a matter of farming for votes. Build that crop. Twenty years from now, those numbers will double, quadruple. The unregistered numbers that are allowed to vote, eligible or not, and who are generously supported by the American taxpayer, will all be voting Democrat because it is the greater source of entitlements.

It’s like fishing in the Atlantic. The best way to bring fish to your boat is by chumming. Send out the food and the lures, free, and they will come. Do the politicians honestly give a damn about the poor people?  Some do, maybe. But most important is building the support base for political power.

Yes, the right wing also hunts for votes and they have their flaws, but the economic damage to the United States is at terrible risk based on these selfish motives of the far left. And yes, that’s my opinion.

Do I believe  people like Governors Jerry Brown (San Francisco) and Rahm Emanuel (Chicago) really care about poor folks and illegal immigrants? Not a chance.

The link below is an excellent article published in the L.A. Times on January 14, titled “Why is Liberal California the Poverty Capitol of America?”  It’s written by Kerry Jackson from the Pacific Research Institute. An eye-opener for all Americans, left wing or right wing. Please read. You will learn.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-jackson-california-poverty-20180114-story.html#share=email~story

It was President Lyndon B. Johnson who said, in a 1964 private conversation aboard Air Force One, “I’ll have those n—ers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.” The remark was overheard by an Air Force One steward, later related to Ron Kessler, author of Inside the White House. (1995) Kessler is a respected journalist, former reporter for the Washington Post and author of twenty-one books.

Ronald Kessler – Wikipedia

10 Responses to THE REAL MOTIVES OF POLITICIANS: CHUMMING FOR VOTERS

  1. Charles Pierce January 17, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    It is time to take the Republic back from the Elite Political Class. They will not reform themselves but we as citizens have the power to reform them. Article V of the Constitution offers two way to amend the constitution, the Legislative method and the Convention of the States method. The is an active https://conventionofstates.com/ organization working to get the required 34 states to call the convention and propose a balance budget amendment, Term limits on Senators and Congresspersons and the abolishion of Administrative law. Please remember that the convention can only propose amendments which have to be ratified by 38 of the states

  2. George Saufley January 17, 2018 at 11:19 am #

    It all about their base. Yust like my psychology professor in college. It’s all about getting votes. Be it Democrats or Republicans.

  3. Richard Moore January 17, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    I believe the political system in our country has been totally co-opted by big money on both sides. A politician cannot get elected or re-elected today without the financial support of his/her party. This puts all the power in the hands of the few who control the party’s money. You vote the party line or you better have enough of your own money to finance your campaign. The people on the left want us to be a one-world socialist country. Think about this. Why else are they so rabidly attacking our current president? He has the ability to de-rail their plans simply because he does not need money from the Republican National Committee.

  4. Joe January 17, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    Marshall, …. I read the LA Times Article, but yes, the motives and root causes are definitely along those lines.
    The current investigation into voter fraud by the Trump Administration that was stone walled by various state governments, is a testament to how deep the problem is embedded in state government. What we need to do is now resolve the problem by perhaps initiating legal action against heads of state and local government. One of the most difficult problems for middle class folks is that seems to be impossible because Governors and Mayors appear to be above the Law.

    A very good book written by Joe Graffignino, exposes how local officials were provided with proof of Negligence that caused two NYC Firefighters to Die and yet the Media and Prosecutors on every level of government ignored it.

    I also love watching OANN fantastic news network that is starting to change the paradigm of News in this country.

  5. Helen Frigo January 17, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    Republicans have Majorities in most states, and in the House, so they can propose and probably pass, and have any amendment they want, ratified. But all they and President Trump have done so far, is add $1Trillion to our credit card bil. Where’s the repair and renovation of the TRUE Republican President Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway system?
    And don’t most Republicans claim to be Christian? Named after He who said: “whatever you do for the least of My brethren you do for me?’ And who also said, “Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar, and to God the things that are God’s”; in other words, pay your taxes? Slaves created great wealth for their owners, then for those who bought and sold them, and transported “surplus” capital to slave markets in Natchez and New Orleans-almost 4 million slaves just before the Civil War. The states that rebelled destroyed America’s wealth.

  6. Helen Frigo January 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    Problem is our education system is not working. There are all kinds of welfare. We have
    people with a poor education or limited education joining our military, where they get
    free room and board and benefits for most of their lives. Some exploit military service
    into another government job and are on the public payroll all their lives. We have some 1.3
    million in our military with few actually serving in combat. We have high ranking officers
    getting 6 figure salaries who never served a day in combat. We have a military welfare system.

  7. ROGER RYAN January 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

    MARSHALL WHY DOESN’T THE REPUBLICANS BRING THINGS UP WHEN LBJ AND OTHER DEMS USED THE N WORD.
    THIS ONE WAS RIGHT ON TV WHEN OBAMA WAS MAKING A SPEECH WHEN HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND JESSIE JACKSON SAID TO THE GUY NEXT TO HIM WHO ALSO WAS BLACK THEY SHOULD CUT THE N WORD THAT N BALLS OFF. HE DIDN’T KNOW HIS MIKE WAS ON AND THE GUY NEXT TO HIM LOOK LIKE HE WAS GOING TO FAINT ANOTHER CROOK HE OWES THE IRS MILLIONS AL SHARPTON AND THEY NEVER WENT AFTER HIM TAKE CARE MARSHALL AND KEEP UP THE WORK.
    .ROGER RYAN MELBOURNE FLORIDA RETIRED FROM NEW YORK

  8. Adamsalan January 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    The difference between government and private business is the bottom line. The bottom line for government is the vote (in my opinion this works for both Democrats and Republicans…they are all in the same boat). The bottom line for private business is money. (And I don’t believe money is such a bad thing…it creates jobs)

  9. Thomas Ault January 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm #

    Intelligence and education are related, but are not necessarily always tied to one another. Some of the brightest people I have know have had no education beyond high school but they have what a lot or college educated folks do not have and that has two heads, one being common sense and the other street smarts.

    We are being led with a ring in our nose by the ultra educated people who have no idea what it is all about.

    I have a relative who was brought up in a belief that everything was available to those who wanted it, simple because that person never has head to scrape for anything. Consequently, that person is one of the people that think everyone is entitled to something whether they work for it or not.

    Ironically, we find the very well to do continuously point out the poor among us, judging from their viewpoint that everyone that has not had everything that they have had are poor. What a poor judgement call!.

    Now we have people using a poor vocabulary, but it is the one a lot of us grew up with. The new adjectives are terrible to listen to, really do nothing for the thing they are describing, and ultimately cause more problems because of the lack of understanding of todays language. I too, shudder at some of the things I hear, but you know what? I have found most of these crude interpretations come from the “so called” educated class. They have been brought up to believe whatever they say is “okay.”

    In a nutshell, we have outlived intelligence, understanding, and an understanding of decency.

    I don’t recall who made the point that politicians are the problem, but indeed….they are!!

  10. Helen Frigo January 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

    to adamsalan: when our Founding fathers made a big govt, with taxing power, standing army, they could remove the native populations and sell the land, creating jobs. George Washington could finally make an interstate canal that the various states involved had always disagreed on. I think the Erie canal was soon after, More jobs, when states, cities, etc., had fair rules for all. And slaves created great wealth for their owners, the agents who bought and sold them, the banks, and the new owners too. Slaves were capital that could be rented out or sold, transported easily, and they reproduced themselves, usually way more than just replacing themselves. Every time i hear “nanny state”, I think of all the slave nannies who raised how many white Americans. Prices for slaves were rising during the 1840’s, and there were almost 4 million slaves, creating wealth, that allowed so many businessmen to create those businesses in the first place.
    And “politicians” have to be elected. Look up the Founding Fathers. Most of them would be called “Elite” and/or professional politicians. So they say stupid things? who doesn’t? you want all your words on tape, to be broadcast far and wide? Has anyone on this site every tried to get elected to anything? Look up TR’s quote about those willing to stick their neck out and work for the country. J edgar hoover seems never to have picked up the check when he and his “companion” dined at an expensive restaurant every night. He never had to stand for election, and yet he destroyed so many Americans.