Christine O'Donnell... A Distraction Carrying a Price Part 2

by Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA

Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell is, in my independent conservative judgement, somewhat of a wingnut that is very likely undeserving of a seat in the United States Senate. Having said this I freely admit she was right in 2006 when she declared China was a threat to the US economy. For supporting evidence of her assertion I direct you to "Three Billion New Capitalists" as a reference point.

Her assertion that China is plotting to take over the American economy sounds like something out of a George Orwell novel. However, the reality is China, India, Brazil, and other growing economies will eventually overtake the USA in the global marketplace unless as a nation we come to understand the threat, as well as the reasons we are faced with the current reality.

While I may not agree with all the potential solutions offered in "Three Billion New Capitalists" the truth is we are a shrinking economic power and will eventually become a second rate (or even third rate)economy unless we begin to pursue objective and competitive based tax and regulatory policies.

Hint... Obama and his progressive collectivist policies propel the nation in the direction we have been on since Theodore Roosevelt. Somebody once said the definition of insanity is, and I paraphrase, 'continuing to do the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.'

On this issue O'Donnell is spot on.

Cross posted to Rational Nation USA.

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  1. Les, if she is committed to repealing/de-funding ObamaCare, opposing cap and trade and opposing the overall Obama statist agenda, I really don't care what her views are on China, witch craft, masturbation, JFK's assassination, college football playoffs, etc.

  2. Dean - Good point. But I cant help but caution... BEWARE OF WING-NUTS! They can be loose cannons.

    Just my considered opinion.

  3. Les, point taken. Considering, however, the wing-nuttery as actually enacted by the other side, O'Donnell is a model of probity and judiciousness.

  4. tax and regulatory policy are important, but they are less important than spending. Increased spending will require greater taxation and increase the interest rates for the general population through fed reserve borrowing.

  5. Dean - Still concerned, but your point is well taken.

  6. Economy Politics - Great points.

    One alternative:

  7. You may be right, but I pray for her daily. That's one victory that would turn the tide.

  8. Les, you're super cool, but don't you think there are enough wing-nuts on the left to keep us busy until the election? Do you like Chris Coons better than O'Donnell? Is there a viable 3rd option?

  9. RightKlik - Thanks for the compliment.

    Yes there are plenty of wingnuts in the progressive collectivist left to keep us busy for the rest of my life anyway.

    But the bigger issue to me is to identify a consistent and sound message on which to build a strong principled and effective conservative party.

    From my vantage point until this happens we will be left voting for the "lesser of two evils" and in the end arrive at the same spot.

    Just one man's opinion.

  10. Nicki Goomba - Lets hope the prayers are answered!

    Christine needs some helpful intervention.


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