The Lawyer's Party

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ghrit, Sep 18, 2010.


  1. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    A LAWYER WITH A BRIEFCASE CAN STEAL MORE THAN A THOUSAND MEN WITH GUNS. ~Vito Corleone


    The Lawyers' Party by Bruce Walker
    The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers Party.
    Barack Obama is a lawyer. Michelle Obama is a lawyer.
    Hillary Clinton is a lawyer. Bill Clinton is a lawyer.

    John Edwards is a lawyer. Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer.
    Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate).
    Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school.
    Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress:

    Harry Reid is a lawyer. Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.


    The Republican Party is different.

    President Bush is a businessman.
    Vice President Cheney is a businessman.
    The leaders of the Republican Revolution:
    Newt Gingrich was a history professor.
    Tom Delay was an exterminator.

    Dick Armey was an economist.
    House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer.
    The former Senate Majority Leader Bill First is a heart surgeon.
    Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer?
    Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely, won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976.

    The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers.
    The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick, like First, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich.

    The Lawyers Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America. And, so we have seen the procession of official enemies, in the eyes of the Lawyers Party, grow.

    Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail, Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation.
    This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers.
    Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, in this case the American people.
    Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side.
    Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a great nation. When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming. Some Americans become adverse parties of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit.
    We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers.
    Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives.
    America has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast and unchecked. When the most important decision for our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big. When House Democrats sue America in order to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in America has become crushing.


    We cannot expect the Lawyers Party to provide real change, real reform or real hope in America Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what Washington intended in 1789. Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy.

    Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.

    The United States has 5% of the world’s population and 66% of the world’s lawyers! Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing the establishment that sold it to you and also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. This legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted on by the Democrat Party. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association go to the Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high!

    Please -- DO PASS THIS ON!!!
     
  2. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Geeeeezzzz...do you have enough ammo for all those lawyers?
     
  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    they don't deserve the speed of a bullet. a handsaw or a serated steak knife seems more appropriate.
     
  4. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    I was thinking a dull butter knife or a spork but hay thats just me
    [beer]

    BWM
     
  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    The point is? Republicans are military industrial complex, profit oriented with war as the impetus to justify an unsustainable spiral of spend, tax, and screw while the democrats are lawyers, all hell bent on stealing all the profit, equally want to insure that the spend spiral continues. I will not make the same mistake again and assume that republicans learned their lesson or are any more likely to support our Constitution than the democrats. There is one party proclaiming justly to be representative of the people and as much as the republicans would like to court them, it ain't gonna happen. We the People, must take our Country back!
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    In politics, there are no unstained pettycoats, and as soon as that party goes mainstream, they will attract the same sort of morons we have in "power" now. Stains will accrue ---
    [beer]

    Holding power is a guaranteed way to corrupt the holder. But you know that, and the shame of it --
    [booze]
     
  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Do you think it would have been any less effective or remembered, if Nathan Hale had shouted "F... You!" instead of that diatribe about regretting only having one life to give?
     
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    WAY less effective, WAY less remembered, and WAY less elegant. (But what he said meant the same thing. Proper insulting is a lost art on this side of the pond.)
     
  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    , My mistake it was Nathan Hale, not Patrick Henry. Henry was quoted for "give me liberty or give me death" I think.
     
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Agree. I think, too. (Not awake, or I mighta seen it, too. It's tough on the memory before the 4th cuppa, on the 3rd now.)
     
  11. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    I try to tell people this theory......
    but often get the old 'deer in the headlights' look.....

    Many businesses nowadays use the concept of 'metrics' to record how well they and their employees do. This can, if applied correctly in the proper area, be useful. Applied where it shouldn't it causes untold grief.
    My Florida Dept. of Education got stuck on this idea a few years back. Jeb Bush had just become Florida's Governor, and we expected better of him than we got. He was young, and like a certain Chicago 'neighborhood organiser' he was far too trusting of high tech, and too little trusting of his employees.
    So he fires the middle managers who knew how to keep the Machine running, hired a new batch of 'head hunters' to 'fix things', and began pouring money into all kinds of neat glitzy High Teck programs and applications that were unproven and in the end, unworkable. "Aspire" alone (a new idea for Budget management statewide) wasted three years of time and 18 million dollars, and when the plug was finally pulled on it's dead corpse, we had ZERO deliverables, not even dummy screen shots to show how it WOULD have looked......
    Anyway, the METRICS all had looked good all the way up the line...... The way it worked was, you were given "X" amount of time to do a certain thing - do it late or early, you got penalized. Deliver a bad product ON TIME, you got rewarded. Deliver a good product early or late, you got punished.
    Giving the end-user a proper working deliverable was NOT the desired result. Putting in your time and coming in ON TIME with ANYTHING was paramount.

    This is how the United States Government works too. Showing that you are "doing something" is actually BETTER than actually doing something constructive.
    Now, those pesky Lawyers.......
    The ONLY metric a lawyer - and they perceive themselves as "Law Makers" when serving at that level - their ONLY metric is in PASSING LAWS! ANY law, it does NOT matter what it is, or that there are three hundred other laws on the books covering the SAME thing. All that matters is they are SEEN doing something. The Public must be given a SHOW. They won't notice the strings on the puppets, or the sticks propping up the wax actors...... so the sordid drama continues, with We The People watching the Law Makers in their little drama, making us think they are FIXING society's ills. That's the last thing they want. FIX the problem, you are soon out of a job.
    Crime, bad economy, racial strife, international sabre rattling - all a part of the show. The Metrics look GOOD. Laws are getting passed, Congress spends alot of time hashing over various things. They are DOING SOMETHING.
    BUT..... in truth nothing is accomplished.

    The GOP is as bad. Businessmen are after ONE thing - PROFIT. 'Helping the people' does NOT create profit. Going offshore with manufacturing creates profit. War creates profit. The METRICS are GOOD! Things are being DONE!

    And so the Dog&Pony Show continues........ [shtf]
     
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