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Ed Driscoll

Behold: the Last City, and the Last Democrat

July 26th, 2013 - 8:33 pm

Just as Detroit is the terminal destination for America’s “Progressively” governed-cities, Anthony Weiner is the endgame for leftwing politicians. He had no experience in business or in the military before entering politics straight out of college, initially as a staffer for another leftwing political lifer, Chuck Schumer. He has zero charisma as a public speaker. He has no vision for where he’d like to see the nation go. He’s in politics strictly for himself, because, well, what else is he going to do?

As Kyle Smith noted in April, what business would hire him? Other than MSNBC, I guess. He’s running for the mayor of New York simply because that’s what you do when you have no other career prospects. Say what you will about Michael Bloomberg, and we’ve said plenty over the years, but at least he had a lengthy business career, first at the bond-trading firm Salomon Brothers, and then forming his own diversified company, before deciding to run for mayor of one the most important cities in New York.

For Weiner, that’s just what you do next, after resigning from Congress in disgrace.

In a sane world, a major news organization would look at Weiner’s nonexistent real-world C.V. and laugh if he said he’d like to be handed the keys to Gracie Mansion. Instead, the New York Times and Time-Warner-CNN-HBO-owned People were both quite happy to grease the skids for Weiner’s election bid in service to their party, up until the point where he – again – made a fool of himself.

Shortly before Weiner resigned in 2011, when the late (and sorely missed) Andrew Breitbart served as the opening act for the Greatest Press Conference of All Time, Ever, I quoted Nietzsche’s warning in 1885′s Also sprach Zarathustra, “Alas, the time of the most despicable man is coming, he that is no longer able to despise himself. Behold, I show you the last man.”

Behold: this week, we’ve witnessed the last American city, and the last Democrat.

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What is most interesting to me is the dynamics of the collapse. Its really a two-tier system. At the top are the one who hand out the gravy and the bottom consists of those who only receive it. Now that they have run out of third parties to steal from the two groups are in conflict. There's not enough gravy to go around. Do you maintain the lifestyle of the top tier or the bottom? They can't do both anymore, and the common sense of absolute entitlement felt by both groups doesn't seem to be something they can compromise on by even the tiniest bit.

The only thing that can save the blue model cities is to give them power to steal from folks presently outside their jurisdictional limits. Be prepared for such efforts to be made, both openly and covertly. They will not quietly fade away without a struggle.
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That Weiner even stood a chance should scare the Hell out of people..

Look, when the democrat party has entire generations of activists and wonks and politicians who's only trade has been politics since a useless college degree.... you have the blind leading the insane..

None almost without exception,.. have either served in the services, or know anyone who has.. they did recruit a tiny few Iraq vets, but that's a pittance compared to those on the right.. our next gen up and coming are combat vets and business builders.. theirs?

poli sci majors with an attitude..

You can't keep dividing an ever shrinking pie, you have to GROPW the economy, something the left ignores entirely. Reagan understood this, and still has a 74% approval rating, even after two decades of liberal smear attacks on him. They mocked and ridiculed him.. but folks still fondly remember the Reagan boom years.

Now, the left's solutions, are to punish businesses which dare to try and make a profit.. Notice I said businesses, because corporations in many cases ahve bought theor protection through massive campaign donations to the left.. Goldman Sachs will always be safe from them..

The Mom and Pop local business struggling to succeed?... they are the ones democrats hammer with new regulations, and fines.. the biggest source of jobs is small business,.. and Obama has declared war on them, and use, in every possible way to fund his giant control you forever state.

Fixing what the left has ruined will take decades, and we'll only break the cycle, when it all crashes under the weight of their failures. Only when they are in power, do liberals think the leadership isn't responsible when it all comes to ruin, the public.. not so much..
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"can we recover ? we would need to fix the schools and clean up academia and the media. this would enable us to elect represenatives whoul could clean up the republic."

...Little of which can happen until public sector unions are banned. Such unions have permanently institutionalized political corruption. The first step should therefore be a constitutional amendment outlawing public sector unions.
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they have had their 15 minutes of fame and of feeding at the public trough. Time for them to go on the trash heap of disgusting pieces of DNA
1 year ago
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I know it's been said but it bears repeating. If Obama had a city it would look like Detroit.
Keep repeating until it sinks in to all the LIV's out there.
1 year ago
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A man and a city that deserve each other.
1 year ago
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Good stuff, Ed.

You too, Friederich.
1 year ago
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What is most interesting to me is the dynamics of the collapse. Its really a two-tier system. At the top are the one who hand out the gravy and the bottom consists of those who only receive it. Now that they have run out of third parties to steal from the two groups are in conflict. There's not enough gravy to go around. Do you maintain the lifestyle of the top tier or the bottom? They can't do both anymore, and the common sense of absolute entitlement felt by both groups doesn't seem to be something they can compromise on by even the tiniest bit.

The only thing that can save the blue model cities is to give them power to steal from folks presently outside their jurisdictional limits. Be prepared for such efforts to be made, both openly and covertly. They will not quietly fade away without a struggle.
1 year ago
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They already have a plan...

How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2012/08/13/how-obama-is-robbing-the-suburbs-to-pay-for-the-cities/
1 year ago
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Read Stanley Kurtz's "Spreading the Wealth" to see what Obama's War on the Suburbs is all about.
1 year ago
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In NY they already do it for many decades now. There are MTA taxes and talls they claim to support subway, there are various utilities taxes to support other city functions it took on itself. Like rent "stabilization" etc. In a sense state politicians look at the state as an appendage to the city.
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If New York (the state) were smart they would seriously look to what they are trying in Colorado and split themselves off from NYC and form a new state.
1 year ago
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There are Clintons and Muslim brothers behind this pair. Hillary is pushing and brothers are riding. So if dear Antony wins look for a victory mosque to be build.
1 year ago
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That Weiner even stood a chance should scare the Hell out of people..

Look, when the democrat party has entire generations of activists and wonks and politicians who's only trade has been politics since a useless college degree.... you have the blind leading the insane..

None almost without exception,.. have either served in the services, or know anyone who has.. they did recruit a tiny few Iraq vets, but that's a pittance compared to those on the right.. our next gen up and coming are combat vets and business builders.. theirs?

poli sci majors with an attitude..

You can't keep dividing an ever shrinking pie, you have to GROPW the economy, something the left ignores entirely. Reagan understood this, and still has a 74% approval rating, even after two decades of liberal smear attacks on him. They mocked and ridiculed him.. but folks still fondly remember the Reagan boom years.

Now, the left's solutions, are to punish businesses which dare to try and make a profit.. Notice I said businesses, because corporations in many cases ahve bought theor protection through massive campaign donations to the left.. Goldman Sachs will always be safe from them..

The Mom and Pop local business struggling to succeed?... they are the ones democrats hammer with new regulations, and fines.. the biggest source of jobs is small business,.. and Obama has declared war on them, and use, in every possible way to fund his giant control you forever state.

Fixing what the left has ruined will take decades, and we'll only break the cycle, when it all crashes under the weight of their failures. Only when they are in power, do liberals think the leadership isn't responsible when it all comes to ruin, the public.. not so much..
1 year ago
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"Goldman Sachs will always be safe from them.."

....Not so fast.

In the dystopia of socialism, the ideology must prevail, first, last and always. If it will suit the leftists to hang GS out to dry, they will do so. In fact, that's all part of the orgy of socialism. You can't have any of the bennies without being willing to take a sword as well.

But when those days come, and they will, the screaming will be blood-curdling.
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The personal is the political. Huma-Weiner see politics as an expansion of their marriage, and desire only the unlimited power to inflict their strange perversions on America. D.
1 year ago
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Wealth is not self-existing. For this reason re-distribution doesn't solve poverty, it exacerbates it. work creates wealth but The United States is the most expensive place to manufacture anything. Hence much of our work has been moved "offshore" by "multi-national" corporations.

This is the problem to be solved but you won't hear Mr. Obama or the democrats discusss the matter. They have built their political careers on re-distribution. Basically buying votes from the public treasury -- just as discussed by Alexander Tyler
http://www.1215.org/lawnotes/work-in-progress/country-life-cycle.htm

can we recover ? we would need to fix the schools and clean up academia and the media. this would enable us to elect represenatives whoul could clean up the republic.
1 year ago
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"can we recover ? we would need to fix the schools and clean up academia and the media. this would enable us to elect represenatives whoul could clean up the republic."

...Little of which can happen until public sector unions are banned. Such unions have permanently institutionalized political corruption. The first step should therefore be a constitutional amendment outlawing public sector unions.
1 year ago
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Or a Republican president who walks into office and on the first day fires all political appointees AND bans public sector unions. Of course, this person would have to keep these plans secret during the campaign..
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Very salient points. It is the snake that eats itself but does so last, after all the other food (money) is gone. Sooner or later, you run out of other people's money and Detroit has done just that.

The caterwauling from the left, trying to affix blame on people of reasonable conscience who protected their money by moving away from Detroit is of no consequence, except to them. Feeble accusations still echo; "It's all THEIR fault".

What do reasonable people do when the government keeps taking and taking and taking? Yes, they MOVE AWAY because they have to. The have-nots cannot/will not be satisfied. They always want more and will always disguise it in their ever-so-popular but fallacious claim of compassion.

Compassion is actually allowing someone to fail on their own, so that they will summon their ambition and find a way to not fail.

By allowing the government to "prevent failure", the stage is set for complete, utter and TOTAL failure on a huge scale.

At this point, it's academic. The bleating from the left is screaming in a hurricane that someone forgot an umbrella.
1 year ago
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As long as we have "rump rooting, mule sniffing, lamb banging..." degenerates, we will have leaders for the current Democrat Party and leftists...but I repeat myself.
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