Bill Whittle: Why we need an army of serious people

Bill Whittle says that we need an army of serious people over the next few years because the current batch of unserious people in Washington are going to destroy the country if they aren’t replaced:

Bill Whittle worries that President Obama and Senate Democrats like Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) are simply not serious about remedying the national balance sheet. Even worse, academics and the liberal news media are providing cover for their malfeasance. Is the nation destined to head into a monumental economic collapse that will imperil basic government services? Find out on this Afterburner.

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  • Nukeman60

    “The age of Narcissism”. That’s what they’ll call it. They’ll see that everybody was thinking only of themselves in this decadent age – Obama, Reid, Boehner, right down to the entitlement-loving, ObamaPhone-craving citizen.

    Obama is following, verbatim, in the footsteps of FDR. Our country is an exact replay of the 1930’s, with the policies that will stretch out the recession/depression for a decade or more. The only thing that saved the country’s demise then was WWII.

    Will it take a WWIII for us to recover again? Let’s get serious, people. Shall we?

    • tinlizzieowner

      There was a Democrat in the White House at the beginning of 4 out of the 5 wars in the 20th century. Think about that. 😉

    • I agree Nuke! Narcissism and pragmatism are the death-nulls for our society. The one is all for self while the other only cares for the end result. Neither are healthy or good for our society. Sadly, they are more desirable for they seem to feed our desires, but honestly they never satisfy always demanding more. They have invaded every aspect of life from the sacred to the secular.

      I don’t think we would be able to survive a WWIII. Our attention spans are too short and our narcissism is to ingrained for us to be able to do the right thing for any long period of times. We would not hold out for five years or able to absorb the cost of lives.

      Granted, there are many now seeing that things need to be changed for the betterment of our country. I don’t think it is ever too late to do the right thing. It just means that it may take longer and be a bit more difficult. Will it be enough?

      • Nukeman60

        Will it be enough?‘ – P

        I hope so, but I seriously doubt it. The prophecies say the war is near, anyway, so I’m not surprised the events are building as they are.

      • What is pragmatism? It’s being rational. Just because they say they’re rational and their opponents are irrational doesn’t mean it’s the truth, it’s just one of those words. It’s not rational what they’re doing.

        • Pragmatism actually is a system of philosophy. Its slogan is “if it works, it is true.” The end result of an idea or practice determines its ultimate truthfulness. The problem with this line of thinking is that it starts at the end of the process of truth and works backwards. If the results are what is wanted, then it lays claim that the concept that got us to that end must be good and true. “Truth, therefore, is subjective and changeable depending on the judgment of the one assessing the outcome.”

          Truth does not find its existence on end result. For example, one sees an increase in sales of a product if he uses the “bait and switch” method of sales. Because the increase is desirable and is marked “success” then the method is exonerated and must be true to use. With pragmatism, the “bait and switch” is justified as good because of the result wanted to achieve.

    • WWIII will come, no doubt about that, and the USA will be reforged in the fires of war once again. As it was in WWI, WWII, and the Cold War, America will only get stronger.

      Rather, the question is what countries will the USA be fighting with and against? China, Russia, North Korea, Cuba and other totalitarian countries are enemies, and Islamist-ruled countries are too. The thing is, Muslims want to kill or conquer everyone who isn’t one of them in the name of allah. That includes China, Russia, and other non-Muslim totalitarian countries.

      Meanwhile there’s the harmless, adorable little puppy that is the EU in general, so there’s problems facing the USA already in terms of allies. Viable options for solid US allies that I can think of are South Korea, Germany, the UK, Japan, Israel, Poland, Australia, and maybe India. France is suspect.

      It could be a three-faction war. Islamists versus a Chinese and Russian-led force of totalitarian third-world countries versus whatever the USA can scrape together as a force for freedom.

      If WWII was bad, I can’t imagine how much worse WWIII would be.

  • Rshill7

    The serious people are either working, running a business, (aka working), or looking for work. Also, according to the press, the serious people are all crazy right wingers. Freedom of the press allows them to be as captive as they want to be, and apparently, they want to be.

    Bill doesn’t seem to see a light at the end of the tunnel in this clip. If it were a horizontal tunnel that would be unusual. It’s a vertical tunnel though. What’s the difference between a vertical tunnel and a hole? For starters, no light source at the bottom of it other than one which will also melt everything. Just politicians trying to locate their core principles? I don’t dig it.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      I don’t want to dig it. Let them dig their own core and we crazy serious people can wave from the top of the tunnel, one hand waving and the other shuting the tunnel cap.

  • sjmom

    I think the word “unserious” is a little too kind for these fools. Not only have they destroyed that which generations before us have built but have left the county bankrupt of money, morality and all which we have held sacred for over 200 years. Only God can help us and only He can save us and I pray the Lord will raise up those who will set us back on the right path. May He give us the wisdom to vote for them. Amen.

  • anneinarkansas

    I am worried about the so-called conservatives like Cole and Corker…they are deserting the cause for politics.
    Go over the cliff and let Obama handle it. Take the blame and then re-group for 2014…as Churchill said, Never, Never, Never give up.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Corker’s been a deserter for a while now. Corker is Charlie Crist light. At any rate, it’s a good thing Tennessee’s legislature is overwhelmingly Republican, because we’ll need all the help we can get to put up with Corker’s shenagians!

  • white531

    Wow! That was one of the most powerful speeches about the condition of this nation I have ever seen!

    Bill Whittle for President!

    • sDee

      He needs to run our CPA – Counter Propaganda Agency. 😉

      • white531

        I would love to see a tv station run that in primetime, so the whole nation could see it.

        • Conservative_Hippie

          I think Whittle has something in the wokrs starting next year where he will pretend to be the president and answer the same media questions, but instead with a conservative retort. Should be interesting!

  • brendawatkins

    It’s frustrating knowing this is happening to our country, and feeling that our hands are tied. Desperate times call for desperate measures.. I guess we just need to get desperate.

  • Arrrggghhh

    Those two stats that he quoted were breathtaking:

    1. The U.S. government costs more to run than the entire GDP of China (which has the second largest GDP in the world).

    2. Even if we got rid of the entire federal government infrastructure, we’d still have a deficit simply from entitlement spending.

    How can anyone ignore that we have a SPENDING problem?

  • Sober_Thinking

    Bill remains spot on. What more is there to say?

    And the corrupt media keeps flying cover for their ground war.

  • las1

    I hate to say it. I’ve refrained from saying it because I didn’t want to believe it. I still held out hope and certainly didn’t want to tarnish all Americans, but I accidentally let it slip out in a conversation with someone today. Here’s what I said:

    “I can’t believe those stupid Americans voted in Obama again… and his new four year term hasn’t even started yet”.

    That 47% number Romney confessed to… it’s higher. By how much? I don’t really know, but it’s higher.

    I’ve always said, ALWAYS, that Canadians are stupid for voting in decades of leftist Liberal governments, provincially and federally. But truly, my dear American cousins, and it breaks my heart to say this… You’ve outdone us.

    • Linky1

      las1 said: I’ve always said, ALWAYS, that Canadians are stupid for voting in decades of leftist Liberal governments, provincially and federally. But truly, my dear American cousins, and it breaks my heart to say this… You’ve outdone us.”

      As a fellow Canadian, I too, have refrained from saying this, thinking that at least if they voted in Romney, if would give them a fighting chance. Along with listening to Bill Whittle, people should study the Fall of the Roman Empire, as the USA is about there now.

      Looks like this helped Barky Boy win his second term.

      A sad day, indeed.

      • las1

        The Breitbart article says: The irreligious voters said their top priorities were same-sex marriage and abortion. It was no coincidence when the Democratic Party tried to remove God from the platform – and it didn’t hurt them overall.

        Isn’t it interesting that the usual strawman built up by the left is that those damned Christians and conservatives are “single issue” voters. Nah! I’d say it’s the other way around.

        • Linky1

          That’s what I thought when I read this, las1. according to the leftards, it wasn’t about the economy, it was all about social issues.

          Yeah, right. Let them jump for joy when they see their taxes and healthcare premiums skyrocket in January.

          Welcome to the Brave New World of Obamaville.

  • DavidRobertson

    Why can’t even the weakest person in the Republican leadership find the gumption to express the “spending” problem like Bill W. just did? I think he shaped it up quite well by saying that our tax receipts today can’t even cover the entitlements promised…yet, they do cover the base government essentials–including defense.

  • Unfortunately, a majority of those unserious idiots re-elected Obama in November for another four years of this madness. Talking logic to those people was a waste of time. Remember, even though we’re facing over $16 TRILLION in debt, the low information voters out there thought that the central issues in this campaign was “The War on Women.” Think about that. We have well over 8% unemployment in this country (if you factor in all the people who have given up looking for work) and this country really was more concerned about “Big Bird and binders.” And you have people like Jindal and Rubio out there yammering that we didn’t present a “clear enough message” to people to vote for conservatives? Well, here’s a thought. Why not just say, “Hey, we’re broke and nobody gets any more handouts and cash.” Let’s see if that gets their attention. Don’t think it can happen? Just wait. By 2016, when we really do run out of money, then people will understand what Greek-style debt means and what Greek-style unemployment, benefit reductions, sky-high taxes, and constant low economic growth really means to them. Bill, you’re preaching to the choir, man. I just don’t know how you’re going to get the message out to the low information voters. I think bankruptcy is the only thing they’ll understand. But, don’t worry, the Democrats will still manage to blame the Republicans if that happens.

  • NYGino

    There was a time, not too very long ago, that the idea of The United States of America coming to it’s demise was unthinkable, after all, we were governed by one of the greatest sets of rules ever devised by man and spelled out in one of the greatest documents ever written, the Constitution.

    We looked upon long gone empires and, noting that most of them were destroyed from within, cockily remarked to ourselves that that could never happen to this country because, after all, we have checks and balances built into our system. We were basically built upon a Judeo/Christian basis that required you to do the right thing, as an individual and as a Nation. And the elegance of this was that you didn’t even have to be a religious person. You don’t need to be to know, deep down inside, what is right and what is inherently wrong. The human conscience is the guide. (the soul?)

    We also had freedom of speech and, most importantly, an honorable press that informed, as truthfully as it could, the population of the good and the bad, unbiasedly, for no other reason that they believed truth should prevail. This was the key that through the years has been pilfered, twisted, bent and destroyed beyond recognition and allowed the cancer of evil to metastasize throughout our being.

    We are Dorian Gray, and there is a very ugly portrait covered up in our National attic.

    • Linky1

      “We are Dorian Gray, and there is a very ugly portrait covered up in our National attic.”

      So sad to see my neighbours to the South in such a freefall. I barely watch the news, or come online anymore, as it’s too painful to watch the decline.

    • Nukeman60

      “Truth” should always be the standard bearer. It should be broadcast from the highest tower. The Constitution stands out because ‘these truths are held to be self-evident’. Any media that suppresses it should be exposed for what they really are. It is easy to know, for it is indeed in our souls to see.

      Until that time, the likes of Obama and his ilk will rule the day – but it won’t be for long, not for long.

  • cabensg

    Here’s a good start in getting rid of at least one Obama appeaser.

    My understanding is 16 abstentions could oust his a$$ as speaker.

  • Linky1

    Found this on a FB page I subscribe to:

    Things to Say to an Obama Voter Who Just Got Laid Off

    1. “Hey, at least that successful Mormon businessman didn’t win.”

    2. “Didn’t your lady parts warn you this would happen?”

    3. “Look at the Bright Side, Gay marriage passed in four states.”

    4. “Hey, Big Bird still has a job. Isn’t that the important thing?”

    5. “I am sure Obama cares deeply about your situation. Maybe he’ll send you a postcard from Hawaii.”

    6. “Well, look at the bright side, Rush Limbaugh is getting a massive tax increase.”

    7. “Hey! Now you’ll have more time to play with your unicorn.”

    8. “Isn’t it worth losing your job to know that religious organizations now have to pay for abortions and contraceptives?”

    9. “Well, now you and Keith Olbermann have something else in common.”

    10. “Forward!”

    • Nukeman60

      Oh, snap. hehe

  • RCL

    Totally true.

    Please note Bill properly calls them “criminals”. That includes the Republicans.

    We can’t go forward with ANY of these crooks and liars. No matter how long it takes no Party can work being led by “traitorous swine”.

  • spin43

    Third Party please. Conservative Party based on principles of Tea Party and Libertarians.
    How many will sign on? At this point, I am willing to destroy the Republican Party. Don’t be afraid.

  • freenca

    Glad we’re sharing these commentaries. They are starting to get around. Whittle is the best!

  • Tim

    Dude, not only are Obama and Reid not serious about solving our national balance sheet, Boehner’s not serious about it either.
    Is Whittle one of the people who gets that or not? I want to give him the benefit of the doubt. It’s so obvious all of the leaders want us to spend money we don’t have.

    • NCHokie02

      He said boehner wasn’t serious about it.

  • Hey for all you uninformed (who voted for oBummer) watch this and see what yu is up againsts!