April 10, 2011

Let's Compromise on Your Life, Okay?


Imagine if you will, you make $50k a year. Let us suppose further that your wife spends about $80k a year. You are of course $30k in debt for the year. Now, suppose that your wife has been doing that for a while now and that your total debt is around $400k. Let that sink in, 400,000 dollars in debt, adding 30,000 in new debt this year and it rises every year, and you make 50,000. Okay, so you go to the bank and ask for a loan because you need to spend the 80,000 this year but you don’t have it all. The banker says, okay I’ll float you one more time, but listen you have to cut your spending so I believe that your serious about getting this spending binge under control. Your answer as a staunch democrat is; Yes sir. I’ll cut $300 from my wife’s budget this year! Aren’t you proud of me! Now write the check you mean, extreme banker who wants to kill my wife!

Is there a sane person in the world who believes that this is a realistic approach to finances? In the world? Anyone who went to a banker with that situation and proposition would be laughed out of the bank or dragged out by security if not the white coats. And yet this is the ‘great deal’ that our fearless leader Speaker John Boehner just secured from The President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama. Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm! Ostensibly the most important man in the world. Hopefully at least marginally smart. Sanguinely loyal to our nation. Expectantly having our children’s interest first and foremost. And this is what our president gives us? This is what our great Revolutionary leader, John Boehner gives us? This is the great compromise of the 2011 budget. And therein lies the lesson. Compromise, widely seen as a good thing amongst the population, is completely misunderstood as relates to politics in America in the 21st century.

If you are engaging in a business deal with someone and they want 10% of the profits and you want them to receive 8% of said profits. You can negotiate and reach an agreement at 9% of the profits for your business partner. That is compromise. That is a good thing. Why? Because it all involves profit. Because both entities are reaching towards a similar goal that is beneficial to all. Imagine for a minute that instead of wanting 10% of the profits, your business partner wanted to gain all of the profits and additionally have you lose 10% on your investment?!? Are you going to accept a 5% loss on your investment and call that compromise? Is that negotiation? Is that a good deal for all parties? Of course not! Indeed it is in fact a crime! This is the state of political discourse in this country today.

We have an entire party whose philosophy of governing this nation is antithetical to the Constitution of the United States of America; whose world view is polar opposite of that of our Founding Fathers. The democrat party is led by communists who hate capitalism, hate freedom, believe that they are smarter than everyone else, believe that the elite must lead the masses, believe there are no limits to power in Washington D.C. and are willing to sacrifice citizens’ dignity, freedom and future for their own personal assumption of power and money. It is the most disgusting display of hateful, shameful, corrupt and cynical elitism seen on this scale in the history of the world. How do you compromise with that? The president has been all around the world genuflecting in front of tyrants and apologizing for America. How do you compromise with that? Okay, Mr. President, only bow a quarter way down, not a full bow. And only apologize for half of America. There, don’t you feel better? Aren’t you such a good person since you ‘compromised’? It is comparable to someone wanting to kill you and you compromise and let them just wound you instead! “Okay, just shoot me in the leg and I’ll agree.” Compromising with enemies of the state is not compromise at all. It is in fact, capitulation to tyranny!

When one is being attacked by a mortal enemy who wants to destroy you and your children’s future you do not compromise, you do not give in, you do not falter and you must not fail! YOU FIGHT! YOU FIGHT! Then you fight harder; you scratch and claw and bite and pound and beat and kick and do everything within your power to defeat wholly and completely your enemy. You destroy them before they destroy you. This is politics in America today. The unions and the communists understand this. That’s what they’ve been doing for a century. It is high time the Patriots who love this nation understand that we must do the same. We must destroy the communists on the battlefield of ideas. We must constantly reinforce our troops with the truth of our founding, with Liberty, with capitalism, with prosperity and with virtue. We must sound the horn of Freedom at dawn, at noon, at dusk and through the night. We must call our neighbors; “To Arms, To Arms! The enemy is at the gate!” If we fail to do so, this nation will be lost. This government ‘Of the People, For the People and By the People’ will fall. This ‘Great Experiment’, that posits the notion that Men do not have to be led by elitists or oppressed by tyrants will end. The dream that we can indeed take responsibility for our own lives, our own future and our own prosperity; that we deserve the fruits of our own labor; that we own our thoughts and our deeds will be forever banished from the face of the earth. All that has been gained with the death, blood and treasure of generations of Americans before us will be subverted by the political musings of a worthless theorist (Karl Marx) who watched his own children starve while he pontificated. Are you willing to compromise on the Declaration of Independence? Are you willing to compromise on the Constitution of the United States of America? Are you willing to compromise on your children’s Liberty? If so, you are not my countryman; go quietly from us now and kiss your chains in the darkness of subjugation.

by: Keith D. Rodebush


  1. Are we leaves in the wind? Or are we the branches which secure the leaves? Or the trunk which holds the branches? Or the root which is the foundation of the whole?

  2. And, now after the fact the CBO comes out and acknowledges that the deal actually only cuts about $325 million from the budget! So my analogy above needs to be revised. Instead of cutting $300 from you $30,000 overspending habit, you are offering to cut $30. I'm sure that makes the banker feel secure in your attempt to quit overspending...Geeeesh!! It's maddening.

  3. Wait! That was political math! Actually that would be $3 out of my $30,000 spending habit! Good Grief!