ARRA News Service
ARRA News Service facebook page  
News for social, fiscal & national security conservatives who believe in God, family & the USA. Upholding the rights granted by God & guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, traditional family values, "republican" principles / ideals, transparent & limited "smaller" government, free markets, lower taxes, due process of law, liberty & individual freedom. All content approval rests with the ARRA News Service Editor. Opinions are those of the authors. While varied positions are reported, beliefs & principles remain fixed. No revenue is generated for or by this site - no paid ads accepted - no payments for articles. Fair Use doctrine is posted & used.
Editor/Founder: Bill Smith, Ph.D. [aka: OzarkGuru & 2010 AFP National Blogger of the Year]
Contact: editor@arranewsservice.com (Pub. Since July, 2006)
    Home Page

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Left’s Latest Dud: Trying To Recreate The Magic – Almost Never Works

Certainly the Most Recent.  
Well, One of the Most Recent
by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Radio impresario Rush Limbaugh routinely, rightly identifies a consistent feature of the human condition: The inability to recreate the spontaneous excellence of an earlier event.

You’ve likely experienced this. For instance, you awaken on a Saturday – and you and your friends decide to pull together a party for that evening. No time for any real planning – just enough to get the word out as best you can.

The stand-up, impromptu nature of the gathering – actually adds to its allure. Word spreads widely and rapidly – and by the time the evening rolls around, everyone has the sense that its going to be something special.

And it is. It’s an all-time barn-burner. Everyone has a ball. So much so – that everyone decides to have another party two weeks hence.

Which is almost invariably a dud. Nowhere near as entertaining as was its extemporaneous predecessor. Why? Who really knows. It’s just one of those very many human nature things that just is.

The Left is really bad at acknowledging – let alone acquiescing to – human nature. They in fact exist entirely in defiance of it. So it is hardly surprising that their many attempts to recreate spontaneous magic – have all fallen flat. And they never seem to understand why.

To wit: The Left wants much more government involvement in the second-to-second regulation of the Internet. You likely have heard of (part of) it – the awful idea known as Network Neutrality.

Because the less-government-approach to the Web of the last two decades – which led to a global economic-and-freedom-revolution the likes of which we’ve never seen – wasn’t for the Left a success.

Because for the Left, success isn’t success – more government is. No matter how unsuccessful the more-government-results always are.

(See: Obamacare. And the Veterans Administration. And Dodd-Frank. And ….)

The Left’s push for greater Internet regulation – delivered one unplanned, spontaneous success.

In May 2014, Leftist HBO TV host John Oliver unleashed an on-air, utterly ignorant pro-Net Neutrality rant – to great effect. He called on the freaks to flood the Barack Obama Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – the agency then-contemplating the unilateral power grab – with pro-grab Comments.

The Obama FCC reported its website was overwhelmed and caused to crash by the sheer volume. And Oliver’s clip was shared far and wide across the Web. Spontaneous success.

In 2015, the Obama FCC delivered – unilaterally imposing on the Web 1934 landline phone law and Network Neutrality.

Flash forward to now: The Donald Trump Administration is rightly, reasonably undoing that huge government error.

The Left – in trying to stop Trump – has repeatedly tried to recreate the 2014 Oliver success. To no avail.

Oliver himself tried – in May. He unleashed another on-air, utterly ignorant pro-Net Neutrality rant. The FCC website again crashed – and the Left rushed to take credit. It turned out, however, that the site was hacked – the real reason for the collapse. And Oliver’s second clip unquestionably didn’t get anywhere near the Web traction as did the first one.

That dud behind them, the Left planned another Net Neutrality push – last Wednesday’s so-called “Day of Action.”

It was actually weeks of advance action – in preparation for the Day. There was lots and LOTS of legacy media buildup behind this bit of inanity. The Jurassic Press gave them millions and millions of dollars worth of free public relations work.

And lots of multi-billion-dollar Internet corporations like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Netflix – for whom Net Neutrality is a HUGE government-cronyism gift – dumped millions of dollars into the effort. (This on top of tens of millions they’ve so spent in the preceding years.) And placed “Day of Action” ads on their websites – for free. Which is maybe hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars in additional assistance.

Yet despite ALL of that, their Day – was yet another dud.

If You Blinked, You Missed Yesterday’s Net Neutrality Protest

Yesterday Was Net Neutrality Day. Did You Notice?

‘Day of Action’ Protest May Have Flown Under Some Radars

Net Neutrality ‘Day of Action’: Will It Make a Difference?

Which means undoing Net Neutrality – is yet another example of Trump going against his alleged Great Bear overlords.

And the Day dud – is reverse-reverberating on Capitol Hill.

Top Dems Ellison, Perez, Franken Draw Only 138 YouTube Viewers for Live Stream Event: “Three high-profile Democrats, including the Democratic Party’s two highest ranking officials, took part in a YouTube live stream on Tuesday in which they discussed hot-button issues, but the trio only drew 138 total viewers by the end of the event….

“The three party leaders discussed health care before Perez left and the conversation turned to net neutrality. Jessica Gonzalez from the pro-net neutrality group Free Press joined Ellison and Franken for the discussion.”

Monster number. Impressive. Real, really serious grassroots participation.

Reminds us of this huge Net Neutrality success.

95 Pro-Net-Neutrality-Petition Dem Congressional Candidates All Lost on Tuesday; Less than $300 Raised

Speaking of Congress: It is there, with and by our elected officials, that these sorts of policies are supposed to be proposed and passed. And only then are the unelected bureaucrats and their agencies supposed to implement them.

Having failed so utterly to elicit Congressional support for Net Neutrality – the Left long ago decided to entirely bypass Congress. An authoritarian move that is now losing support – even amongst some of the unnecessary regulatory overreach’s most ardent supporters.

Cracks in Democrat Wall on Net Neutrality?: “Key tech industry leaders are expressing openness to having Congress step in to legislate net neutrality – putting pressure on Democrats who’ve been adamantly opposed to such a move….

“Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg said this week they’re willing to work with lawmakers on the issue, and Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian expressed a similar view.

“That flies in the face of the resistance many Democrats and activists have shown to working with Republicans on enshrining open internet protections into law. Democrats have been focused on stopping the GOP-led FCC from rolling back the current net neutrality rules, and fear their Republican colleagues want to pass weaker standards than what the FCC has already put in place.”

I think Net Neutrality – is completely unnecessary. But having the people we elect make that decision – is completely necessary.

Trump’s FCC should carry on exactly as planned – and undo Obama’s unilateral power grab.

And if you want all or part of it reinstated – Congress should be the body doing the reinstating.

The Left should have all along been launching its duds at the Hill.

It may for them be less effective. But it is far more Constitutional – for all of us.
----------------
Seton Motley is the President of Less Government and he contributes to ARRA News Service. Please feel free to follow him him on Twitter   /   Facebook.

Tags: Seton Motley, Less Government, The Left, Latest Dud, Trying To Recreate, The Magic, Almost Never Works To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the ARRA News Service and "Like" Facebook Page - Thanks!
Posted by Bill Smith at 1:10 PM - Post Link

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home


National Debt
Don't miss anything!
Subscribe to the
ARRA News Service
It's FREE & No Ads!

You will receive a verification email
& must validate you subscribed!

You Then Receive One Email Each AM
With Prior Days Articles / Toons / More


Also, Join us at:
Facebook.com/ARRANewsService


Recent Posts:
Personal Tweets by the editor:
Dr. Bill - OzarkGuru - @arra
#Christian Conservative; Retired USAF & Grad Professor. Constitution NRA ProLife schoolchoice fairtax - Editor ARRA NEWS SERVICE. THANKS FOR FOLLOWING!

Action Links!
Arkansas State Senators
AR State Representatives
Arkansas Governor Office
Arkansas Attorney General
Bankrupting America
US House of Representatives
US Senators
Family Research Council
GrassFire
NumbersUSA
Ballotpedia
Judgepedia
Sunshine Review

Facebook Accts - Dr. Bill Smith
Pages:
ARRA News Service
Arkansans Against Big Government
Alley-White Am. Legion #52
Catholics & Protestants United Against Discrimination
End Taxpayer Funding of NPR
Overturn Roe V. Wade
Prolife Soldiers
Project Wildfire 4 Life
Republican Liberty Caucus of Arkansas
The Gold Standard
US Atty Gen Loretta Lynch, aka Eric Holder, Must Go
Veterans for Sarah Palin
Why Vote for Hillary (Satire)
FB Groups:
Arkansas For Sarah Palin
Arkansas Conservative Caucus
Arkansas County Tea Party
Arkansans' Discussion Group on National Issues
Blogs for Borders
Conservative Solutions
Conservative Voices
Defend Marriage -- Arkansas
FairTax
FairTax Nation
Arkansas for FairTax
Friends of the TEA Party in Arkansas
Freedom Roundtable
Let's Mine AR Lignite NOW!
Pro-Life Rocks - Arkansas
Republican Network
Republican Liberty Caucus of AR
Reject the U.N.

Patriots
Exchange
Links

Request Via
Article Comment

Links to ARRA News
A Patriotic Nurse
Agora Associates
a12iggymom's Blog
America, You Asked For It!
Americans for a Free Republic
America's Best Choice
America's Whatchtower
An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings
ARRA Twitter
As A Matter of Fact
As The Crackerhead Crumbles
Baaad Media!
Black & Right
Blogs For Borders
Blogs for Palin
Blow the Trumpet Ministry
Boot Berryism
Cap'n Bob & the Damsel
Chicago Ray Report
Chuck Baldwin - links
Citizen Pamphleteer
Common Cents
Conservative Hideout
Conservative Observer AZ
Conservative Voices
Conway Real Deal
Defeat Obama's Agenda
Diana's Corner
eGOP News
Florida Pundit
Franklin Online Outreach
Freedom For US Now
Free Zone Media Center
For God and Liberty
Garland County Republicans
Greater Fitchburg For Life
Guns and Religion
Lasting Liberty Blog
Liberal Isn't Amy
Liberty's Lifeline
Maggie's Notebook
Marathon Pundit
Monkey in the Middle
NASA Satellites
No Runny Eggs
Okie Campaigns
Our Voices Arkansas
Patriot's Corner
ProLifeBlogs
Publius Forum
Randy's Roundtable
Real Debate Wisconsin
Religion and Morality
Right on Issues that Matter
Right Reason
Rocking on the Right Side
Saber Point
Saline Watchdog
Secure Arkansas
Sentry Journal
Sultan Knish
Teresamerica
Stop Obama Satire & Cartoons
The Arkansas Patriot
The Audacity of Logic
The Blue Eye View
The Bobo Files
The Born Again Americans
TEA Party Cartoons
The Conservative Citizen
The Foxhole | Unapologetic Patriot
The Liberty Republican
The Lid
The Looking Spoon
The Maritime Sentry
The O Word
The Path to Tyranny Blog
The Real Polichick
TOTUS
Truth About Obamacare
Twitter @ARRA
Warning Signs
Women's Prayer & Action
WyBlog

Editor's Managed Twitter Accounts
Twitter Dr. Bill Smith @arra
Twitter Arkansas @GOPNetwork
Twitter @BootBerryism
Twitter @SovereignAllies
Twitter @FairTaxNation

Editor's Recommended Orgs
Accuracy in Media (AIM)
American Committment
American Culture & Faith Institute
American Enterprise Institute
American Family Business Institute
Americans for Limited Government
Americans for Prosperity
Americans for Tax Reform
American Security Council Fdn
AR Faith & Ethics Council
Arkansas Policy Foundation
Ayn Rand Institute
Bill of Rights Institute
Campaign for Working Families
Center for Individual Freedom
Center for Immigration Studies
Center for Just Society
Center for Freedom & Prosperity
Citizens Against Gov't Waste
Citizens in Charge Foundstion
Coalition for the Future American Worker
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Concerned Veterans for America
Concerned Women for America
Declaration of Am. Renewal
Eagle Forum
FairTax
Family Research Council
Family Security Matters
Franklin Center for Gov't & Public Integrity
Freedom Works
Gingrich Productions
Global Incident Map
Great Americans
Gold Standard 2012 Project
Gun Owners of America (GOA)
Heritage Action for America
David Horowitz Freedom Center
Institute For Justice
Institute for Truth in Accounting
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Judicial Watch
Less Government
Media Reseach Center
National Center for Policy Analysis
National Right To Work Foundation
National Rifle Association (NRA)
National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA)
News Busters
O'Bluejacket's Patriotic Flicks
Open Secrets
Presidential Prayer Team
Religious Freedom Coalition
Renew America
Ron Paul Institute
State Policy Network
Tax Foundation
Tax Policy Center
The Club for Growth
The Federalist
The Gold Standard Now
The Heritage Foundation
The Leadership Institute
Union Facts



Blogs For Borders

Reject the United Nations

Adopt Our Troops in Prayer


Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

FairTax Nation on FaceBook
Friends of Israel - Stand with Israel
Blog Feeds
Syndicated - Get the ARRA News Service feed Syndicated!
ARRA Blog Feed

Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Add to The Free Dictionary

Powered by Blogger


  • How To Exchange Links!
  • Comments by contributing authors or other sources do not necessarily reflect the position the editor, other contributing authors, sources, readers, or commenters. No contributors, or editors are paid for articles, images, cartoons, etc. While having reported on and promoting the beliefs associated with the ARRA, this blog/site is not controlled by nor funded by the ARRA. This site/blog does not advertise for money or services nor does it solicit funding for its support.
  • Fair Use: This site/blog may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of political, human rights, economic, democracy, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material as provided for in section Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Per said section, the material on this site/blog is distributed without profit to readers to view for the expressed purpose of viewing the included information for research, educational, or satirical purposes. Any person/entity seeking to use copyrighted material shared on this site/blog for purposes that go beyond "fair use," must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
  • © 2006 - 2017 ARRA News Service
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.