The Other Side

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Originally posted at Reason.com (via Richmond Times-Dispatch),

The past several weeks have made one thing crystal-clear: Our country faces unmitigated disaster if the Other Side wins.

No reasonably intelligent person can deny this. All you have to do is look at the way the Other Side has been running its campaign. Instead of focusing on the big issues that are important to the American People, it has fired a relentlessly negative barrage of distortions, misrepresentations, and flat-out lies.

Just look at the Other Side’s latest commercial, which take a perfectly reasonable statement by the candidate for My Side completely out of context to make it seem as if he is saying something nefarious. This just shows you how desperate the Other Side is and how willing it is to mislead the American People.

The Other Side also has been hammering away at My Side to release certain documents that have nothing to do with anything, and making all sorts of outrageous accusations about what might be in them. Meanwhile, the Other Side has stonewalled perfectly reasonable requests to release its own documents that would expose some very embarrassing details if anybody ever found out what was in them. This just shows you what a bunch of hypocrites they are.

Naturally, the media won’t report any of this. Major newspapers and cable networks jump all over anything they think will make My Side look bad. Yet they completely ignore critically important and incredibly relevant information that would be devastating to the Other Side if it could ever be verified.

I will admit the candidates for My Side do make occasional blunders. These usually happen at the end of exhausting 19-hour days and are perfectly understandable. Our leaders are only human, after all. Nevertheless, the Other Side inevitably makes a big fat deal out of these trivial gaffes, while completely ignoring its own candidates’ incredibly thoughtless and stupid remarks – remarks that reveal the Other Side’s true nature, which is genuinely frightening.

My Side has produced a visionary program that will get the economy moving, put the American People back to work, strengthen national security, return fiscal integrity to Washington, and restore our standing in the international community. What does the Other Side have to offer? Nothing but the same old disproven, discredited policies that got us into our current mess in the first place.

Don’t take my word for it, though. I recently read about an analysis by an independent, nonpartisan organization that supports My Side. It proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that everything I have been saying about the Other Side was true all along. Of course, the Other Side refuses to acknowledge any of this. It is too busy cranking out so-called studies by so-called experts who are actually  nothing but partisan hacks. This just shows you that the Other Side lives in its own little echo chamber and refuses to listen to anyone who has not already drunk its Kool-Aid.

Let’s face it: The Other Side is held hostage by a radical, failed ideology. I have been doing some research on the Internet, and I have learned this ideology was developed by a very obscure but nonetheless profoundly influential writer with a strange-sounding name who enjoyed brief celebrity several decades ago. If you look carefully, you can trace nearly all the Other Side’s policies for the past half-century back to the writings of this one person.

To be sure, the Other Side also has been influenced by its powerful supporters. These include a reclusive billionaire who has funded a number of organizations far outside the political mainstream; several politicians who have said outrageous things over the years; and an alarmingly large number of completely clueless ordinary Americans who are being used as tools and don’t even know it.

These people are really pathetic, too. The other day I saw a YouTube video in which My Side sent an investigator and a cameraman to a rally being held by the Other Side, where the investigator proceeded to ask some real zingers. It was hilarious! First off, the people at the rally wore T-shirts with all kinds of lame messages that they actually thought were really clever. Plus, many of the people who were interviewed were overweight, sweaty, flushed, and generally not very attractive. But what was really funny was how stupid they were. There is no way anyone could watch that video and not come away convinced the people on My Side are smarter, and that My Side is therefore right about everything.

Besides, it’s clear that the people on the Other Side are driven by mindless anger – unlike My Side, which is filled with passionate idealism and righteous indignation. That indignation, I hasten to add, is entirely justified. I have read several articles in publications that support My Side that expose what a truly dangerous group the Other Side is, and how thoroughly committed it is to imposing its radical, failed agenda on the rest of us.

That is why I believe 2012 is, without a doubt, the defining election of our lifetime. The difference between My Side and the Other Side could not be greater. That is why it absolutely must win on November 6.

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:23 | 2734618 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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<--- Biden/Rangol '16

<--- Palin/Christie '16

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:23 | 2734637 Michael
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A commenter from yesterday had some great insight on this subject;

Political implications of the future currency crisis:

 FACT IS >>>>> WE ARE GOING OFF A CLIFF WITH EITHER OBAMA OR ROMNEY.  It is too late to change course.  And Repubs endorsing a gold standard is laughable.  We are looking at a currency collapse in the next few years.  As soon as we loose our reserve currency status, our rates will spike and we will be TOAST.

Given that a majority of the US public is very uneducated from an economic standpoint, they are very likely going to blame this collapse on the politics on who is currently in office.  I think we can agree that neither Obama nor Romney are going enact measures that will prevent this collapse.

Therefore, we need to ask our selves the following:  Do we want an economic collapse under an “Overt Socialist” i.e. Obama?  Or do we want the collapse during the administration of a RINO that supposedly (at least in the minds of the ignorant US public) stands for Free Market Capitalism?

I am scared of a back lash against Free Market Capitalism if the Economic Collapse happens during Romney’s administration.  This could very well lead to the government enacting much harsher economic controls and lead to a totalitarianism state. 

 But if the Economic Collapse happens during the Obama administration, then the US public will more likely see the actual writing on the wall and finally return to Free Markets.

Therefore I will be voting for the man that is the furthest from my point of view.  Obama.  I think a collapse in his term would be better, he will get the blame and rightly so.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:25 | 2734647 nope-1004
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It's all Jimmy Carter's fault.

 

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:30 | 2734673 LowProfile
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Personally, I blame Woodrow Wilson.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:38 | 2734713 MillionDollarBonus_
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I will personally be happy with either candidate. My only worry was that Ron Paul would get the nomination for Republican Nominee, which would have been disastrous for American economic and foreign policy. In my opinion, Ron Paul should never have been allowed to take part in the presidential race in the first place. His views are simply despicable and completely contrary to American values and morality. I’m all for a free society, but when presidential candidates start talking about abolishing the Federal Reserve, somebody’s got to draw the line.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:40 | 2734725 Colombian Gringo
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Why not deposit both sides into the trash bin of history, and start anew?  How much worse could it really get?

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:56 | 2734807 vato poco
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And while we're wishing for stuff, why not let everyone live in a nice big house? With a *pony*!

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:04 | 2734848 ZerOhead
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Mitt has many nice big houses and his pony can dance.

Americans love shit like that.

Vote R&R early and often!

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:14 | 2734893 BigJim
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Therefore I will be voting for the man that is the furthest from my point of view.  Obama.  I think a collapse in his term would be better, he will get the blame and rightly so.

It will make absolutely no difference to the outcome whomever you vote for, Michael.

But I take your point.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:32 | 2734991 sickofthepunx
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"Voting is a meaningless exercise and is only there to give the illusion that you make a difference because you have a choice"

-G. Carlin

 

 

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:44 | 2735067 Michael
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I actually do believe a democrat party in power will go easier on us during the economic collapse, because the libs can scream louder than the repubs and the repub sheeple like torture more.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:59 | 2735126 Leopold B. Scotch
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While a great piece, it should pay some thanks to the Onion for the orginal sports editorial, My Team vs. the Other Team.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 17:48 | 2735512 trebuchet
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Yeah, but, but, ... if   erm..... if its his fault, then its got to be bullish, right ?

 

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 21:42 | 2736042 Spirit Of Truth
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What's the RIGHT side?

THE TRUTH: http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 00:30 | 2736277 Michael
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Must see video, really;

Media Military Complex- Same 6 owners for Media & Defense Ron Paul coverage investigative journ pt 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz_bjew709I&feature=plcp

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 00:55 | 2736299 FEDbuster
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"I’m all for a free society, but when presidential candidates start talking about abolishing the Federal Reserve, somebody’s got to draw the line."

Time to update MDB's Greatest Hits

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 02:45 | 2736392 The Big Ching-aso
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I'm gonna vote 4 the most human of the 2 Reptilians.

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 03:11 | 2736407 Michael
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I don't know about that Rand Paul in the 2016 race.

Maybe he's doing that go along to get along thing recently.

I think he has to get so many stars before he can move up.  It's a mathematical equation thing the Senate adheres to in order to determine who gets to move up and at what time frame within their parties.

Hopefully he's voting for the most innocuous things he thinks he can get away with when considering the Paulies, so he can get some stars.

 

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 04:11 | 2736438 Michael
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Let me see if I get this strait;

The Federal Reserve is handing its corporate member banks on a silver platter hundreds of billions of dollars in free money. That's what the 28 trillion dollars is for?

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 04:57 | 2736484 Michael
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DAVID ROCKEFELLER THANKS MEDIA FOR ITS SILENCE

“… it would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government …” – David Rockefeller in Baden-Baden, Germany 1991, thanking major media for keeping secret for decades the movement of the prophetic one world government.

 


Thanks for Keeping Secrets, MSM Loves David Rockefeller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XIU5P-j9hRs

 

I think John D. Rockefeller Sr. could not have bred a more heinous human being, except for his brother.

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 08:33 | 2736585 GetZeeGold
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Game Over Man, GAME OVER!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsx2vdn7gpY

 

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 05:21 | 2736497 StychoKiller
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Hmm, heads I vote for Kang, tails I vote for Kodos...

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 18:14 | 2735592 Maghreb
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I think it gets alot more complicated than that though. Different regional groups might go ape shit in different ways. Eastern Seaboard is all federal from Boston to Richmond and could never rebel. Still leaves the rest of the country though. Dems might be able to reign in the southern border but Romney has got a better chance with the Mormons. I don't trust the Mormons with whatever is currently stashed under Dugway WMD proving grounds. Black President might actually mean something if things go wrong in the inner cities.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 18:48 | 2735705 Al Gorerhythm
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I'm going on a tour of New York City and hope to see the Statue of Democracy there.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 19:54 | 2735879 nmewn
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Be careful of the fired womens attire employees up there, one of them went postal today and killed someone.

Be especially careful of law enforcement showing up to kill him...they wounded 12 taking him out ;-)

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 02:46 | 2736393 The Big Ching-aso
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I'm going with Obama.  What do I have to lose?

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 07:12 | 2736541 nmewn
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Hope?

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 17:56 | 2735539 midtowng
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Voting is a meaningless exercise if you vote for someone you don't like - aka for one of the two major candidates.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 22:01 | 2736069 kornholio
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george carlin is god  LOL

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 19:03 | 2735756 Fail2Deliver
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I like ponies

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 19:49 | 2735874 boiltherich
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What's this I hear about living in a big house with a ponyboy?

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 22:04 | 2736075 PSEUDOLOGOI
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Unicorns are better...

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:08 | 2734869 WTFx10
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NUKE the BIS that will make them shit their pants, we (free people) decide how the collapse should happen not them.

In our collapse they wont be holding anything of value when it's over. If they cause the collapse they will just start it all over again wealthier than before the collapse with the same gangsters calling the shots.

 BIS and all central bank buildings in every country that is aligned with the gangsters. Should be targeted for destruction.

A lot less will die than the WW3 they are planning for us.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 16:29 | 2735273 my puppy for prez
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I'm sure you are jesting, but you really oughta be careful, or you're gonna wind up like that soldier vet on Facebook who found himself carted off to a psyche ward!

You post great comments, and we don't want to lose ya.

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 05:53 | 2736506 WTFx10
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I'm just writing science fiction. Because none of what I write about can be proven as fact then what I write about is not true. The "godfather" was fiction based on the early days of italian gangsters taken from reality. What i write about is my imagination, or so other posters tell me. My writing is based on something that does not exist, Criminal Jews controlling the Banking, defense,energy and military industries. Owning and controlling all governments and politicians that borrow from them. Come on now think how can that be real why would we just not eliminate the cancer if that was reality? They are not a nation of men but a corporation of individuals who steal their wealth from the rest of the individuals on the planet for their benefit and profit. They have no standing army ,navy or airforce to enforce this reality so how can this possibly be real?

Writing fiction about reality "godfather". Writing  about a Criminal Jewish Banking Cartel conspiracy that does not exist is Science Fiction.

If you believe otherwise then your just creating a conspiracy.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:59 | 2735124 Leopold B. Scotch
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The Fed is evil by conception.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:42 | 2734743 Michael
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The Federal Reserve is the root of all evil.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:56 | 2734811 silverserfer
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well ther might be a few powerful "families" behind the fed that are at the root's root. 

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:38 | 2735030 Doubleguns
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The roots root is called the tap root. Where they tap into your paycheck.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:05 | 2734837 MillionDollarBonus_
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Despite all the conspiracy theories you hear about the Federal Reserve, there really couldn’t be an institution more deserving of our praise and respect. Since it’s establishment in 1913, our Federal Reserve bank has tirelessly pursued it’s dual mandate for maximum employment and price stability. Much of the economic development in America over the last century has been a direct result of our monetary officials’ sound monetary policy and wise economic planning. The institution is run by academics of the highest calibre, who have a vast knowledge of economic theory and rigorous understanding of economic principles. The most ingenious aspect of the Federal Reserve act was that the bank was specifically set up to be independent of congress. The founders believed that this was the only way to ensure that the Federal Reserve could pursue its dual mandate without corruption arising from congressional interference. 

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:16 | 2734908 narapoiddyslexia
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Bwahahahhahahahahhahahahha......

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 16:01 | 2735136 Leopold B. Scotch
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Satire clearly too deep for some people.

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 18:34 | 2735655 Spastica Rex
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Or too mind numbingly repetitive for some people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIyXJxPFVz4

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 19:47 | 2735865 boiltherich
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or maybe we just love hitting that red arrow

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 08:48 | 2736597 GetZeeGold
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I'll bet $16 trillion on MDB to win.......sonofabitch......I think he's going to pull it off!

 

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 01:55 | 2736339 NidStyles
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I'm well aware that it's Satire, but there are lot of newer folk's that are far too lost to grasp it. 

Sat, 08/25/2012 - 04:33 | 2736446 Obadiah
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Let "them" eat cake

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 15:20 | 2734926 Optimystic
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What are you smoking? 

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 17:34 | 2735472 Crisismode
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Obviously something a lot more subtle,

and more sophisticated,

than you are.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!