Category Archives: Politicians and Diapers

San Diego Mayor Filner & NY Mayor Candidate Wiener make the national news.

So: What do Politicians and Diapers have in common?…………………..……………….. They both must be changed often……………………. and for the same reason.

Thank you for the overwhelming response to my new book,

Fred Schnaubelt, Former San Diego Councilman & N. Park CRA President


All political power is derived from what you can do to or for someone!

Why do you think so many political candidates come before Republican Groups?  They believe you have enormous political clout — which you do — far more than you can imagine.  For candidates meeting Republicans is meeting the “grassroots,” the most effective way to overcome media bias.


Romancing The Voters, New Talking Points for Republicans (or the TEA Party) is for those who don’t have time to research political issues in depth and want more political power, to be more influential and more effective in countering the nonsense that spews daily from Liberals.


I don’t mention Filner or Weiner in the book but point out no U.S. President has received a majority of the votes from the Voter Eligible Population in the last 100 years.  President Obama got 31% of the votes from those registered to vote. By contrast, Mayor Bob Filner only got 24%.


The rules of the game, however, determine the outcome of any contest!

For instance, most people agree no woman’s basketball team can beat the L.A. Lakers. But change just one rule and you’ll get a different outcome: make everyone play in high heels. Imagine 7 foot tall ballplayers in high heels. The rules of politics ARE 50% + 1 =  100% of the pie  AND 50% – 1 = nothing. The notion is that whoever gets the majority of those who vote, should have unlimited power. Translation: We Won! Elections have consequences! Get over it!


Last Friday I was accosted by a liberal bemoaning the minimum wage.  He was outraged that Wal-Mart does not pay a living wage.  I asked him why 3,000 or more people apply for Wal-Mart jobs whenever they open a new store with 300 positions to fill. In Chicago Wal-Mart received 25,000 applications — strong indications Wal-Mart  is over paying for the jobs it offers.  He said there was a shortage of jobs in the country — as if that was an answer.


How many of you are aware of how few people are paid the minimum wage?


In Romancing The Voters, I point out that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics only 4.7% of wage earners are paid the minimum wage, which is really a “learning” wage, and that only 1% of new employees are paid the minimum wage after 3 years.


How many have heard or read that people demand ever more government programs for which they are unwilling to be taxed? In Romancing the Voter, a study is cited that documents 63% of the requests for more spending, at the federal level anyways, came from government officials.


How many know why America is Rich?


The way the media reports the growing gap between rich and poor can be explained by an analogy.  When Bill Gates walks into a McDonald’s, statistically speaking, everyone present is instantly a billionaire if you average his 67 billion among the others. The media reports the gap between rich and poor by comparing groups or quintiles not comparing individuals. Over a ten-year period over half the people in the lowest quintile move to a higher income quintile and over half those in the top quintile move to a lower quintile and are replaced by others.  There is a lot movement up and down the income ladder as all people can testify from personal experience, from first job to retirement.


President Obama, for the second time is asking for a discussion on race.  Let’s acknowledge he leads the Democrat Party which has been racist since inception and for 200 years it oppressed, suppressed, and murdered so many Blacks that the Ku Klux Klan was indicted by a Grand Jury as the “terrorist” arm of the Democrat Party.  Let’s discuss why Martin Luther King was a Republican! Or, Booker T. Washington, 100 years ago, acknowledging a class of Blacks that make a living from agitating for Blacks because it pays!


Sometimes Republicans get so depressed and think things have gotten so bad they want to go home and turn on the gas — what with the universities dominated by liberals, and also the media and Hollywood.  But whatever liberals are doing it is failing.  Liberalism is failing.  For decades now over twice as many people self-report they are conservative as liberals.  In a recent Gallup poll it was 46% to 20%. If you want to correct the media’s misinformation and get more political power, Buy Romancing The Voters – After all, knowledge is power!

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