THIS IS A COMMENT FROM AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN LIVING IN THE USA:
Well, the Aussie elections are over and John Howard wins a record-tying fourth term. When I left Australia 11 years ago, unemployment was at 7%, Anyone who could have brought that figure down to less than that would have won any re-election.
Today, with Howard’s realistic free market policies, unemployment has approached 5.7% and is trending downwards. The country is more prosperous than it ever was and is engaging the Asian markets competitively. It also has a saner immigration policy that the United States.
I heartily congratulate Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard for winning an unprecedented fourth term.
Please note America, that John Kerry’s sister Diana, was assigned by her brother to go to Australia to campaign against Howard. So, despite the Kerry family’s obsessive attempt to unseat the Australian prime minister and overthrow his government (due to PM Howard’s unflinching support of President Bush’s and the US coalition of nations’ Iraq policies) it was to no avail. If you look at the historical records,the Kerry family has a continous and unchanging habit of working with both the enemies of the US and the far-left of other countries. This proclivity began with John Kerry’s covert meetings with Vietcong leaders during the Viet Nam war. He supported them at the time when America’s men were dying in combat trying to protect the south from the Communists. We can reasonably deduce that Mr. Kerry’s disposition toward weakening or outright neutering America continues to this day, what with his desire to allow the obstructionist French and Germans and the corrupt UN, the veto power to prevent our pre-empting terrorist coddling dictators.
Let us be realistic about it though —- the upcoming US presidential election is not necessarily concordant with the Australian elections. However, I cannot help but wonder if this does not show a similar trend. The world has become a much smaller place and elections in other US alliance countries might show simlar concerns between freedom loving people.
Why did Kerry send Diana to officiously meddle into Australia’s politics ? Might he not see a concomitant link between their elections there and our coming elections here ?
Please observe, the leftists (AKA communists and socialists) have been working hand in hand world-wide, to topple the governments of freedom loving nations; working towards the establishment of a leftist-run world government. This should not come as a surprise because the spirit of Karl Marx has not really died and his dream of the global dictatorship of the proletariat seems to have suffered ( in the minds of his adherents, many of whom still dwell in the ivory towers of the universities worldwide ) a temporary if only fleeting setback.
Well, for now, thanks to the eloquence and steadfastness of John Howard, the Aussies ( and my family for that matter ) did not buy into this subterfuge . The Australians saw through the attempted leftist takeover ( e.g. Latham trying to bribe them with more government goodies courtesy of their own hard earned dollars ) and voted accordingly. Considering their dogged efforts to influence the Australian electorate, the Kerry family must take John Howard’s victory as a major defeat in this global battle between liberal and conservative ideas. So back to the very intriguing question ” Could this Kerry family setback in Australia despite their very best effort, portend a loss for him this November ? Every freedom loving, conservative American should hope so.
I found something noteworthy in the second presidential debate at St Louis. John Kerry (in response to a question from an ‘undecided voter’) looked directly into the camera and unequivocally stated: “I’m pledging I will not raise taxes. I’m giving a tax cut to the people earning less than $200,000 a year.” That did it for me. I started to chuckle loudly trying to suppress a guffaw with my wife looking at me as if I choked on pop-corn.
This statement has to be taken in the same vein as Dubya’s father’s pledge :”Read My Lips, No New Taxes”. MSNBC’s Tim Russert and leftist Tom Brokaw were appalled by Kerry’s comment. When politicians say they are not going to raise your taxes, and play to class envy by implying that ordinary Americans should never pursue their dreams of greater prosperity ( i.e., you commoners don’t deserve to earn more than $200,000, much less create a small or large business that employ people worth that much ), you better get your guard up and watch your bank account. Why ? because what he is really saying underneath is this —- “Today, the rich, and when it is not enough, I can always redefine the term “rich” downwards.”. This happend with Bush Sr, it happened with Clinton in 1993, and given Kerry’s Senate voting record and his years as Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, I don’t see why it won’t happen again.
President Bush 41 was unable to keep that promise and was, subsequently, defeated by Clinton. Clinton said he would give a middle class tax cut and then retroactively redefined the term rich to include almost every middle class tax payer. This resulted in the 1994 congressional revolution that overturned 40 years of Democratic control.
Tim Russert’s post-debate comments to Chris Matthews were “I never thought I’d see another ‘Read my lips, no new taxes,’ Chris. Never in my lifetime!” A similarly aporetic Brokaw said “…John Kerry is now firmly committed to never raising taxes on anyone who makes less than $200,000, period.” ( to which I say, yeah right !).
So, if even Kerry’s mainstream media mates are skeptical about him keeping his promises, you know that something is afoot. This is the same ploy that the defeated Mark Latham did with the Aussies — “Tell them anything they want to hear, we can always change our minds and tell them we have to be ‘flexible’ AFTER we are in power”. This of course gives a more novel understanding to the term — flip-flop, a more insidious kind.
If the Aussies were able to see through Mr. Latham’s highfalutin charade, chicanery and underhandedness, will the Yanks ( as the Aussies affectionately call the Americans ) equally see through George W Bush’s leftist competitor? Will US voters finally realize the truth of the unswerving, steadfast and consistent leadership of President George W. Bush in opposition to the swing-with-the-polls, ‘I’ll say anything to win’ message of John Kerry?
The coming election in November will give us the answer. Whatever the result will be, those who vote for their government deserve everything they get.
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