By Jonathan Tilove | Monday, February 25, 2013, 08:34 AM on Statesman.com
WSJ: To question, “Could Texas become a blue state?” Gov. Rick Perry “emits a hearty guffaw”
“The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue.”
Gov. Perry was in D.C. Friday and Saturday. He met with Republican governors, most of whom – but not Perry – also attended the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, which included a Sunday night dinner at the White House. (Perry returned home Saturday.)
The Wall Street Journal interview with Perry noted that, “Many political pollsters and demographers predict the state could get wobbly sooner than many Republicans think, possibly going blue by as early as 2020.
“Gov. Perry rejects that notion with his own version of “Remember the Alamo.” Why?
“It’s because of freedom,” he says. “People in Texas truly aspire to freedom. They don’t want government coming in and telling them how much of this or how much of that.”
“At heart, he argues, there’s just something about Texas. “Democrats are about government getting bigger and bigger and government providing more and more,” he says. “Texans have never been for that, and Texans never will.”
Not so fast
Not everyone in the Texas GOP shares Perry’s sure confidence.
At Real Clear Politics, Scott Conroy visited Austin and reports that, “While the knee-jerk reaction among many Republicans would be to dismiss the idea that the state could be competitive in 2016 — just four years after Mitt Romney carried it by 16 points over President Obama — Texas GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri is in no mood to sneer.
“In an interview with RCP, Munisteri said that he has long taken seriously the possibility that Texas could become a battleground as early as 2016, particularly if Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic standard-bearer.
Column written by Theresa Catalani
Starting at the end of 2012 with the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, it seems clear that America will jump from one fiscal crisis to another so long as Washington refuses to acknowledge its addiction to government spending. Like all addicts, they need to get beyond the denial stage before they (we all) hit rock bottom.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate at least seem to understand with their leader Mitch McConnell saying on ABC News, “The tax issue is behind us. Now, the question is what are we going to do about the real problem… Now it’s time to pivot and turn to the real issue, which is our spending addiction.”[....]
Theresa Catalani is a Nevada resident of 18 years and current Carson City resident. She volunteers in her spare time and is a local Precinct Captain. During the 2012 Presidential Election, Catalani Co-Managed the Northern Nevada Paid Voter Registration Program and Paid Walk Program under the direction of the Republican National Committee. During Nevada’s 2011 Special Election for Congress she worked as a Field Representative for the Nevada Republican Party.
Today Washington Post reported that President elect Obama wants to appoint Senator Chuck Hagel (Republican – Nebraska) as “Secretary of Defense” in his new cabinet.
I would like to point out two personal opinions first:
First is that I strongly believe that any calling from the United States Government is an honor and a privilege to serve this wonderful country and WE THE PEOPLE.
And on a second note is that I strongly believe Senator Hagel is an excellent choice and perfectly qualified for that job. He is an Army Veteran who served honorably as Sergeant in Vietnam in the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division and was awarded “Purple Heart”, “Army Commendation Medal”, “Vietnamese Gallantry Cross”, and “Combat Infantrymen Badge”.
And yet I think at this time he should NOT consider this calling.
When I posted the news on my social networks expressing my suspicion that this is more than a tactical move for political purpose by Obama, something he loves to do and something he became famous for the past 4 years, a Google Plus friend asked me following question:
“I suppose the question is: Do you do more good by calling him (Obama) out or by getting to where you have some say in how things go?”
That is a really good question here and here is my answer.
Let’s start with Mr. Obama himself
Obama is not really known to do what is right for the country or for the people nor does Obama care about anybody but Obama.
Fact is that Obama has three major construction sites ahead of him within the first 3 month of office.
The first one is the appointment of the replacement of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. After losing UN Ambassador Suzanne Rice as his first choice now he ogle’s with Presidential Candidate John Kerry (D – MA). But Congress Republicans already announced that they will look closer into that and take their time.
The second one is that Obama still has a huge budget negotiation ahead and after the way he bossed the GOP congress around on the fiscal cliff deal, using Obama-Chicago-Style tactics of a mix of blackmail and fault accusations to get his will he knows that he has to give the GOP something in order to get them at least tries to work.
And the third one is his very own narcissist personality. Ever since he took office in 2009 he claims to be a Bi-Partisan President of all Americans. OK we all know that his is pure nonsense and he is an extreme partisan and extreme radical President who cares only about two things: Barrack Obama and his radical supporters.
And this is where Senator Hagel now comes into play and why I think he should reject that calling.
As of first his calling as defense secretary is not because Obama all over Sutton discovered his true love for bi-partisanship. NO – the reality is a “Washington-Style-Give-and-Take-Game. The Congress waves John Kerry through and Obama gives them Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary.
Second of allonly a fool thinks Chuck Hagel will survive more than 6 month maximum a year in office. He will be there as long as Obama needs him to establish three major agendas he wants to have within the next 6 month as law
- The rise of the debt ceiling
- Tougher gun laws
- Emigration reform
For all three he needs the congress in order not to get stuck on everlasting discussions. He knows that the Congress right now is just about to walk out and would not even give him the time of the day.
And third of all Obama did not discover his love affair for GOP appointees. This is nothing but a Tactical move and PR stunt for Obama something he is already famous for. He is all policy and politics.
By appointing Senator Hagel he can, once again publically effective point out his “Bi-partisanship” and Once again in the liberal biased Mainstream Media point the finger on the GOP and how stubborn they might be.
When my friend on Google Plus asked me if it would not better to have somebody on the inside to change things – here is the answer NO. Because Mr. Obama will make sure that Senator Hagel is nothing more than a puppet as long as he needs him.
Even the Senator, with all his experience, should know that he will fool himself if he thinks he can change something or work properly – Obama will not allow it.
Like I said Obama is nothing about America or professionalism or WE THE PEOPLE for Obama it is all about Obama and tactics.
And as soon as Obama got what he wants from the Congress Senator Hagel will be replaced by a Democrat-Party-Loyal puppet.
And the honorable Senator will end his promising and long lasting career as a footnote. He lost his Senate seat where he could have made a difference and will be stropped as Defense Secretary.
If I could give the Senator some piece of Advice I would tell him: “Mr.: Senator Flips off Obama, show him the middle finger, tell him you are not that naïve and stay in the Senate and don’t allow this narcissist to use you, you deserve better.”
May God bless America and protect us from Obama
Today I watched the first Formula 1 car race in this year’s season. Many ask me why I like this so much. Well, the answer is pretty simple, It is a race, one-driver-against-another, but at the same time it is a team sport.
Every Team, let’s say Red Bull Racing who holds the current world championship, has two drivers in the field who compete against each other and both drivers also fight for the so called Team-Championship.
In every race the drivers collect points and also the team collects points for technical improvements based on placing’s of the drivers. So it is just normal that at a certain point, when it is obvious a certain driver can’t win the world championship anymore (based on the collected points) he takes one for the team, protects the leading racer, and keeps the competitors back no matter if he likes his team partner or not – for the team championship.
What does this have to do with politics you ask? Everything – A Presidential race is not much different. We are at a point in the race where some contenders can’t win and it is time to take one for the team.
We have 4 Racers in the challenge Santorum, Romney, Gingrich, and Paul and 1 Team the GOP, the problem right now is nobody wants to take one for the team.
And while GOP contenders are busy smearing one another, throwing dirt on one another, and fighting senseless trench warfare on one another Obama has an easy game.
For the sitting president this election is like a 90yard rush into the end zone, touchdown included, with no defensive line there to try and block him.
All he has needed to do is sit back and quietly plan his strategy, and thanks to the ridiculous amount of GOP Debates he knows perfectly well what their strategy is.
And not only that:
Obama also places laws prohibiting every citizen from protesting against him without GOP candidates even reacting.
Obama Mocks the GOP contenders on gasoline prices – with no backtalk whatsoever (Watch the YouTube Video here)
Sends his VP Joe Biden into election mode spreading the word that the GOP has no clue about the middle class (of course in front of a crowd where the dinner cost $ 10,000 a plate).
And the list just continues.
Voters and activists
In the 2010 Midterm election we all stood together, tall and united, knowing what was at stake.
But just like the candidates, the Voters are back where they were in 2008; everybody against everybody and no shoulder-to-shoulder standing whatsoever.
When I look at my network and read the comments I actually want to cry.
I can’t vote for Santorum because………..
I can’t vote for Romney because……..
I can’t Vote for Gingrich or Paul because……………..
He is a RINO, he is big Government, no he is not a RINO, no he is not Big Government, bla, bla, bla – it makes me sick.
My favorite line is: I can’t vote for either and before I vote for the second best I would rather not vote at all. Now this one really makes me sick.
EVERY VOTE NOT PLACED IS A VOTE FOR OBAMA
IF YOU DON’T VOTE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY RIGHT TO COMPLAIN
Here is a little lesson in political reality. My favorite candidate would be Lt. Col. Ret. Congressman Allen West of Florida, but he won’t run.
And since politics is not a “musical request program”, and unless anyone of the voters out there has the magic “Jeannie in the Bottle” that can bring the perfect candidate with a blink of her eye we all have to face reality, and pick one that is there.
And that brings me to the candidates
Who is left in the pool of candidates some like, some don’t. Nevertheless it is the best we’ve got right now and the true agenda in “The most important election in America’s history” is to kick Obama out, PERIOD.
Here is my question to the contenders (or some of them): Why do you run in the first place?
a) You run because you are truly interested in saving America
Then it is time to face political reality. Re-evaluate your chances by reality and not mathematical possibility and do the right thing.
Maybe you want to take from the example of Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), who was humble enough to know he is not going to win and took “one for the team”.
b) You run because you are probably at an age where you think this is your last chance to gain the highest Office in the Country if not in the world
Then you better get out of the way. Your knuckle-biting does not serve anybody but Obama. This is not the time for personal conceitedness. We already have a self-absorbed narcissist in the office.
Where do we stand?
Whether you like it or not the fact is, based on delegate count, this has become a two-man-race between Mitt Romney (496) and Rick Santorum (236), with Newt Gingrich (141) and Ron Paul (66) pulling up the rear.
I was pretty much one of the first that brought up Newt Gingrich for President in 2011.
But I also was excited about Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, and not to mention that I was still praying for Lt. Col. Ret. Congressman West to reconsider and run. Reality speaks a different language and I have had have to face it too.
No matter where you stand on any candidate, the chances for Gingrich or Paul to still win the primaries are less than slim.
Ron Paul had his fun, and everybody agrees that some of his plans are absolutely the best choice for America. Bring our troops home, stop spending money on Wars we have no business being in, and keep our Money at home. But also some of his ideas are, well let’s say a good comedy. End the war on drugs by legalizing them? Give me a break.
He can’t win, that is also a fact. For a smart man like Congressman Paul it is time to endorse one of the front-runners and start supporting him.
Newt Gingrich had 2 resurrections already, but based on the recent numbers the chance of a third is dismal. He lost as a southerner in the Deep South against “Yankee” Santorum. That should be a message.
Another fact is that every political analyst from USA today to the Tea Party economist agrees that neither Newt Gingrich nor Rick Santorum can win if they both continue to stay in the race, BUT – together they can beat Obama.
Rick Santorum already mentioned that he would consider Newt Gingrich as Vice President. So – where is the problem Mr. Gingrich?
Be a sport, be humble like Perry and take one for the team, take one FOR AMERICA
This is a win-win situation for all of us. Gingrich gets his place in the white House, he can take on sleeping disorder VP Joe Biden, and battle him in debates, coach Rick Santorum to beat Obama in debates, while sharing with Santorum his profound knowledge and experience, and together fight for a renewed America.
That way we can make this what it already is – a two-man race between Santorum and Romney, and then the voters decide once and for all.
Meanwhile Newt Gingrich can start taking on Obama and his policies at every turn in order to prevent Obama from spreading his election message un-challenged.
And finally, (I’m almost begging here) close the frontline against our combined enemy Obama.
Candidates, Voters, Activist
This is a message to both, the candidates and the voters.
Stop smearing, whining, and nagging and acting like a spoiled 5 year old brat – or BOTH OF YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF OBAMA FASCISM WITH ONLY YOURSELF TO BLAME
We can’t always have what we want, but we have one combined goal and that is SAVING AMERICA FROM OBAMA or see AMERICA GO ALL THE WAY DOWN
And I said it before and say it again to the Voters – you might not like the current choice, but the only other choice is 4 more years of Obama. So
FACE THE DAM REALITY AND VOTE
FOR THE MOST AMAZING SHINING CITY ON THE HILL
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
© My name is Tom Lehner and I’ll be damned if I ever apologize to be proud American.
Copyright 2012 – All rights reserved
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The Florida Primary is over; Mitt Romney won over Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum with Ron Paul coming in last.
When listening to the conservative Tea Party Network and knowing that over 150 Tea Party organizations supported Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, and that they both had support from the most conservative leaders in America it really makes me wonder how could a Mitt Romney victory happen?
But the main question is was this really a victory of the voters or was this a GOP establishment manipulated primary?
The best election money can buy as PJ Tatler on Pajamas media calls it.
Ever since the Midterm elections of 2010, a broad front of conservative voters united under a group called “The Tea Party”. They wanted to take the Grand Ol’ party back from the establishment, renew the conservative cause we once so proudly defended, and kick the RINO’s out of power. Successfully, we showed the GOP what true conservative voters are capable of when we helped them take back the House of Representatives – Something the odds were against.
However, since the GOP likes to go along to get along they want to silence the Tea Party in order to maintain their established power.
Grand Ol’ Party – Once the flag ship for Christian conservative values, honesty, integrity, limited government, and power through WE THE PEOPLE. It represented the “American Dream” of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – NOT ANYMORE.
The GOP today is diversity preaching and engaged in all sorts of foul play just like the Liberals to hold on to their power. It’s a tug of war in the same mud. They no longer care about the voice of the people, the voters; they just care about keeping the status quo and keeping the “establishment” in tact. It’s no wonder why WE THE PEOPLE have lost all confidence and trust in our so-called representation.
And yet the answer to right the ship is so simple. Stop being politicians and start being Statesman again. Stand up for less government and fiscal responsibility no matter what the cost, and keep your word.
However, instead of seizing the momentum of The Tea Party to strengthen the Republican Party so that Obama can be defeated the GOP does the opposite – THEY DECLARE WAR on their base the true conservative American voters.
THEY DECLARE WAR ON US – THEIR VOTERS and SUPPORTERS – UNBELIEVABLE
Instead of uniting the Conservatives and independents under one flag by working with them they divide the Conservative base even more, playing right in the hands of the Democrats – and for what?
Rush Limbaugh proved in ‘Real Clear Politics’ that the GOP’s joined forces with The New York Times declaring War on its own voters.
Limbaugh on Real Clear Politics: Bill Kristol on the Tea Party: “It’s an infantile form of conservatism.” Scott Reed, veteran strategist and lobbyist: “I think it’s waning now,” talking to the reporter of the story about the Tea Party’s influence. “Party leaders have managed to bleed some of the anti-establishment intensity out of the movement, Reed said, by slyly embracing Tea Party sympathizers in Congress, rather than treating them as ‘those people.’ Did he mean to say that the party was slowly co-opting the Tea Partiers? ‘Trying to,’ Reed said. ‘And that’s the secret to politics: trying to control a segment of people without those people recognizing that you’re trying to control them.’” This is a Republican consultant talking about how to neutralize the Tea Party. (Continue reading and watch the Video here)
Bottom Line is….
The GOP does not want a true conservative President in 2012. A true conservative President running on the principles of “Reagan Conservatism” for limited Government, Constitutional America, fewer regulations, less Taxes, and more power back to “We the people” would cramp their style.
The GOP wants a GOP puppet like John Boehner, who became Speaker of the House with help from the Tea Party (that we were good enough for), but as soon as he held the hammer in his hand he became a good GOP soldier representing power preservation, backdoor deals, and the betrayal of principles rather than standing up for true conservatism.
GOP Establishment/Elite (RINO’s) vs. Tea Party
The GOP establishment complains that grassroots Conservatives call them RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) – Well, what else do you call people who “claim” to hold to conservative principles while running for office, but as soon as they’re elected they play “flip flop-balancing act politics” betraying and selling out everything the people believe in.
They add insult to injury by calling their own voter base “Grass Root Radicals”. And the GOP wonders why they lose elections.
Just take 2008 presidential candidate John McCain – He is the perfect example of a fence riding RINO that I can possibly think of.
McCain even dared to attack the Republican Tea Party Base as “Hobbits”.
Well, here is a message to Mr. McCain: The hobbits were the hero’s in the movie “Lord of the Rings” and typified the little underestimated underdog that conquers the big overpowering evil with determination and bravery, never abandoning the path of honor and faith.
Next time you want to insult “Us” Senator McCain – First get your facts straight or at least watch the movie. I am proud to be a hobbit.
And that is why the GOP prefers a Mitt Romney over a Newt Gingrich or a Rick Santorum. Romney is the perfect presidential version of John Boehner. A true party soldier who will make sure that he will not forget those who helped him into office, and I’m not talking about the voters I’m talking about the GOP.
Newt Gingrich IS a walking hand grenade for the GOP Establishment (and I say that with the highest respect) because he does not cater to them or their distortion of facts. He wants to change the establishment not preserve it, heeding the will of the people, and proving he is not a party soldier, but a leader – And that is NOT what the GOP establishment wants.
Rick Santorum is considered to be the “most conservative,” but has nowhere near the experience nor the record of achievements that Gingrich has to really threaten the GOP. And in my opinion, the GOP is giving Santorum just enough money to keep him in the race in order to derail Gingrich and assure Romney the victory.
Romney vs. Gingrich
After his victory in Florida Romney declared he wants to unite the GOP. How does he want to unite what he, together with the Party have previously divided through trench warfare?
Does he really think he can first artillery everything we believe in and then just miraculously say, oh now it’s over, and we are all one big happy family?
2012 Presidential election
If the GOP continues to fight against their base instead of listening to them this will be the last election for the GOP as a grand old party.
The call for a third party, widely ignored the past 3 years, becomes louder and louder. We are fed up that the elite think they can rule over our head. We are fed up with being treated like stubborn dumb children.
Let me make this clear Mr. Preibus, Chairman of the GOP:
YOU AND THE ELITE DO NOT OWN THE PARTY – WE THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS DO
And the winner is……
….Barrack Hussein Obama and the Democratic Party. The GOP financed trench warfare only plays into the hands of the radical fascist Obama regime. All they need to do is sit back and watch how we maul each other.
In 2010 we gave the GOP a chance to prove that they could do more than give lip service… They failed.
All they needed to do was keep their promises and work WITH us and not AGAINST us… They failed.
Let’s hope and pray that at least the Tea Party voters can look beyond the polls, take one for the team, and vote for whom we really think can kick Obama out of office.
And maybe after 2012 start a third party – a true conservative TEA PARTY OF WE THE CONSTITUIONALIST PEOPLE
For God and Country, and the most amazing City on the Hill
THE UNITED STATES OF A FREE REPUBLIC AMERICA
© Tom C. Lehner 2012 – Copyright (All rights reserved)
Now that 2011 has passed and 2012 is here, the battle to take our country back continues.
The past year we had a marathon of GOP Presidential debates and different candidates taking the lead.
Throughout the entire debates the topics were always the same and then slightly adjusted to fit the current happenings in the world.
And so were the answers. All, and I really mean all, candidates were trying to give the right answers to appear “conservative”, but yet cautiously diplomatic to assure not to offend, insult, or really attack anybody, outside of each other. In other words a disappointing PR-show that leaves me to the point where after hours of debates I am still not convinced as of who to give my vote to.
None of them seems to be willing to grab the hot coals with their bare hands and give those answers, which many grassroots conservatives want to hear.
How to get America back to work
This is the one constant in every debate, and every candidate is determined to prove how “Reagan Conservative” they are in reciting, like a mantra, the “same ol’-same ol’” policy of lowering taxes, deregulating, and so on.
Only Newt Gingrich shortly mentioned one of the real issues, leaving that hot-coal-topic immediately and not going into details, and that is UNIONS.
One extremely important solution to get America back to work is to break the power-neck of the Unions.
In theory Unions are a private-non-governmental-organization sponsored by the Federal Government and should provide “Legal Assistance to Workers who’s constitutional and Legal Rights as employees are violated”.
However, Unions stopped “being” that a long time ago. Like most things, the initial idea is good, but then greed breeds corruption. They are a criminal Mafia style Organization and nobody seems to care or is too scared to do anything about it.
The fact that the sitting President, Obama, has an affiliation with criminals is evident; — Not without a reason he calls Second Generation Mafia boss “Jimmy Hoffa Jr.” his buddy (and he IS the son of a Mafia gangster) and plays golf during Christmas with a school friend who has been arrested in Prostitution charges.
In my opinion, this major entity that determines and influences politics has been misusing federal funds in order to funnel it back to the Democratic Party to keep control of their interests, without the average person the wiser. This is obscene and illegal, but unfortunately it has been going on for decades. In a nutshell, our government subsidizes criminal enterprise and there seems to be no politician willing to take them on.
In some states you cannot even acquire a contract as a contractor if you don’t pay your dues (in my book of law that is called: danegeld) to the Unions and submit to hire Union workers only. And if you refuse – well accidents happen all the time. This is clearly “criminal”, but normal since politicians and judges look the other way.
Unions are assured with their election contribution, their re-election.
And the very same Politicians and Judges grant the Unions the right to intervene in Companies decisions to either produce or preserve employment.
The fact is that in the past 6 months alone Unions have caused or endangered over 130,000 Jobs in the United States either by stopping to build a Boeing plant in South Carolina (a right to work State and mentioned by Newt Gingrich) or by stonewalling any negotiations with American Airlines which jeopardized over 130,000 Jobs and retirees.
Breaking the neck of the Unions and putting them back into their place is not only a small, but also a necessary key element to get America back to work. That is why I desperately want to hear the following statements from a candidate:
1) I will make America a “Right to work nation” and make this a “Constitutional Amendment”
2) I will audit the Unions and assure that funds given to this private institution are used proper to secure the constitutional and legal rights of American workers and workers under “legal Status”, otherwise Unions will be defunded
3) I will make a clear commitment that Unions are a private representation and membership is voluntarily, and Unions are NOT to make policy or politics, but have only one duty – representation when asked for
But, I guess that is wishful thinking because everyone remembers what happened to Robert Kennedy.
None of the candidates are willing to call things by their name when it comes to National Security. I agree, of course, that the two main pillars of National Security are financial independence (bringing the budget in order) and America’s military strength and position in the world. But there is a third Pillar, which gets completely ignored and that is National Security at home.
We don’t need to look for Muslim Terrorists in foreign countries they are already here; and they do a marvelous job of infiltrating our nation through their so-called “Representations”.
Of course not every Muslim is a Terrorist but 99% of all terrorists are Muslims.
Instead of cooperating with Law-enforcement Muslims take the position of “Victims of Discrimination” using this policy to avoid any cooperation and play the “Victim Card”.
Financing Terrorists all over the world, dismantling our Constitution, and trying to sneak Sharia Law into our court rooms calling it cultural heritage is NOT assimilation nor the practice of freedom of religion it is clear infiltration to take over our country.
And to make things worse, Hillary Clinton and the State Department just held a summit with Arab Nations to strike down the 1st Amendment making critics of Islam a crime under the pretence of “Inflammatory Speech”.
The UN sponsored this summit and the role model is similar to European Laws, which already bow to the Muslims.
I was actually waiting for one candidate to condemn this meeting in the last debate – BUT NOTHING.
Fact is, in order to assure a strong National Security we first need to establish a strong National Identity and that is, or should be, a clear commitment by the Candidates to a Judeo-Christian Heritage.
But that one is missing as well.
A fourth pillar to a strong National Security is a strong National Independency.
Again, what I am missing with every candidate is the clear commitment to defund financially and withdraw politically from this senseless organization and make a clear statement that any interference in domestic issues through Agenda 21 or other policies will only result in a final disembarkation of this criminal corrupt organization.
This would not only strengthen America’s position, but also save us billions of Dollars as Ann-Marie Murrell of PolitiChicks stated with utmost precision in her column “Some Simple Solutions to our National Debt” on Patriot Update.
Kicking the UN would therefore be a double monumental victory for America. Saving us tons of money as Ann-Marie says, and making us independent from the UN, which would strengthen our Sovereignty.
This is just an excerpt of what bothers me with those debates.
Nothing but a lot of blah-blah, repetition, and the very same diplomatic packed political correct standard message hoping to please the conservative voters, but yet making sure that the other side is not offended.
Many of the conservative and independent voters are still undecided. You might think since we’re so close to the primaries that the candidates have convinced us who would be the best equipped for the job and who would truly and truthfully represent us, but I hear in my network all the time that it’s quite the opposite.
As long as the candidates are not willing to hit the nail on the head and call things as they are and walk away from the standard answers (Lord have mercy they have preached them so many times to us – I can recite those answers in advance), and give us the “right” answers, this election will be just another fiasco with nothing but RINO’s.
So please all you candidates out there – TELL US THE TRUTH; GET TO THE POINT AND START REPRESENTING US AND NOT POLITICS – WE THE PEOPLE fight for America, we work our behinds off to save this Nation, and the last thing we want or need is another flip-flopping coward – what we need is a tough conservative candidate to beat Obama and return the government to the people.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
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Once upon a time – there used to be a time of manners, and media responsibility where certain lines were not crossed.
A time of politeness and chivalry, where standard, and even politically opposing Talk-show-hosts were gentlemen.
Political candidate have been attacked on issues, programs, and personal failures such as out of marriage affairs or law violations, but like I said before there was a line that was respected – the line of common courtesy and good social manners.
THOSE TIMES ARE OBVIOUSLY OVER
NBC’s late night Talker, Jimmy Fallon, has just gone too far with his insults to conservative candidates when he welcomed Congresswoman Michelle Bachman (R-Minnesota) as a guest on his show and then his band sucker punched her by serenading “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as reported by Jon Nolte from Big Hollywood @ Andrew Breitbart.TV reports.
Jimmy Fallon is known as a liberal and an Obama supporter. In August he attended a $35,800 Obama fundraiser.
In the good old days of gentlemen style TV the Station itself punished comments or insults like this and the station issued apologies taking the talk show host off the air. These days the stations defend this behavior with “freedom of speech”.
The new rule is: “grill and humiliate Republicans”, treat “Democrats with Respect” and “lick Obama’s boots”.
Freedom of Speech
Liberals and freedom of speech is an interesting concept.
In liberal minds that means: they are entitled to say and do what they want, insult, disrespect, attack below the belt, and get way out of line whenever it serves their agenda.
It’s only when conservatives take it upon themselves to address the issue, and without foul language I might add, that liberals seem to get a little touchy on the subject.
In Liberal La-la brains freedom of expression is a One-Way-Street only allowed in their direction and allowed when supporting their agenda.
Everything that contradicts their agenda is subject to brutal violent attacks all the way to personal threats.
This is not the first attack below the belt on a conservative candidate and it appears to be that since Obama took office these radical morons have become more and more a standard rather than the exception. And it all started with Obama running for office.
Democrats under Obama and why the GOP is at fault as well
It all started with insults on Sarah Palin during the presidential race in 2008 when Rahm Emanuel called Sarah Palin’s baby, suffering from Down syndrome, “retarded” and Democrats attacked her daughter for her pregnancy.
If one was waiting for Presidential frontrunner John McCain to step up in anger and defend the Palin Family you waited in vain.
Neither McCain or Obama, ever stepped up saying enough is enough and the family is off limits.
This was the beginning of a whole new meaning of “Dirty Campaigning”. BHO made it very clear that he is only stepping in when it comes to conservative opposition, but when it comes to his campaign supporters and big time donors, allies such as ultra liberal talk show hosts, and radical Union leaders he remains silent and does not want to be the speech police – Such hypocrisy.
No matter if it is “Jon Stewart” mocking Marcus Bachmann and making inappropriate comments about the sexual life of the Bachmann’s or if it is Obama’s best friend and Teamster “Jimmy Hoffa II.” Calling Tea partiers “SOB’s, this pattern is still continuing.
What is interesting is that the son of a criminal mobster and gangster who got what he deserved (concrete boots and a dive in east river), has the guts to call my momma, who may not be an American citizen, but has always been an honorable woman, raising two great kids, and working all her life for the Austrian federal government, a bitch.
Who is the SOB now?
Let’s not forget Bill Maher – A man who pays his women by the hour – his distasteful sexual comments on conservative contenders.
Jimmy Fallon was only one in a line of radical “so called” comedians and talk show hosts. This coward didn’t even have the guts to do this directly; he had his band do it.
And that is not the end of it. Believe me there is a lot more to come.
And don’t expect the NY Times or the Washington Post to comment or condemn this. They are all bribed by the Obama administration. The NY Times is the only Newspaper still defending the “Occupy movement”. And that tells you everything.
Those flea beggars fit in the line of the liberal outcast mouthpiece
What can we do?
I asked, why it is the fault of the GOP as well? Here is the answer.
Basically, there is nothing we can do. Sure, we can stop watching those liberal media outlets, as I do, boycott or jam their phone lines, fax and email them with protest letters, but bottom line is this: As long as our politicians don’t step up and hammer the stations with protests, demanding an apology, and as long as Obama refuses to step up and call his dogs back those liberal outcast stations live under the impression that it is perfectly ok to hit below the belt.
That might sound crazy because my heart says get out and beat the living daylights out of those idiots, but I am trying hard to be mature.
Send letters to Congresswoman Bachman and let her know how much we support her. It does not matter if you support her as a presidential candidate or not, but she IS one of us and she IS an honorable woman and we need to let her know that we do not tolerate this behavior, and that she has our compassion as woman and as conservative, and send the same letters to NBC and all the other idiotic stations telling them “Your time will come”.
God bless you and
God Bless America
Herman Cain and the hatred of the left
A few days ago I had a short discussion with a dear friend of mine, Mark Eberle. We both agreed that there has been a change in the behavior of our patriotic friends and the Tea Party.
The only thing Democrats fear more than an American with strong conservative and constitutional principles is a Black American with strong conservative constitutional principles; Especially when he is right, a role model and without any doubt in his personal life.
The only thing that helps here is false allegations and dirt throwing shifting the attention of the crowd away from issues to scandals.
The Media and the American people love scandals.
In 2010 during the midterm election everybody had been fired up on social networks to share and support the cause to regain our constitutional America, but lately we could sense that, sure many people share information and newspaper articles and even complain, but the fire is not there anymore – the same fire that gave us victory in 2010.
After the victorious 2010 Election I wrote a blog called: “Midterm Election 2010 – Si vis pacem para bellum” in which I warned about this exact current situation.
This is not the time to celebrate and lean back in self-assuredness; I warned that Democrats will not sit back, but rather prepare for the counter attack and the next Presidential election will be the worst and most brutal election possible.
The Democrats know that they can never win or re-elect Barrack Obama exclusively on issues and success – Americans are too smart for that. The only play for them to keep the current Socialist occupant in the office is to slander every opponent with dirty tricks below the belt.
And I shall remain right.
The first victim of the Democrat dirty campaigning is Herman Cain. Mr. “Godfather Pizza” and self-made millionaire is a frontrunner in the GOP primary.
He even currently leads the polls in Texas before Texas Governor Rick Perry and that means something.
Right out of the blue Politico.com came an allegation of sexual harassment, though Herman Cain denied those allegations (Source: Washington Post) the spot is on his immaculate vest and the media talks about nothing else.
Forget the issues, the problems we have in America, the 14 trillion Dollar deficit, over 9 Million unemployed, and definitely forget Obama’s unconstitutional and dictatorial announcement of bypassing Congress for his racist and worthless jobs will (I refuse to call it a Bill) as an Election strategy in order to blame the GOP, the focus is now all on Herman Cain and the question: has he or has he not sexually harassed employees.
This reminds me of the 1990’s case of Judge Clarence Thomas and the Anita Hill allegation. When democrats could not prevent a strong conservative black judge and could not use their favorite tactic, the “race card” they used sexual harassment allegations.
Don’t forget also the attacks on Michelle Bachmann. And this is just the beginning; Democrats are already targeting Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and all the others.
The dirty campaigning is on, and we haven’t seen anything yet, this is only the warm-up.
And if we – the Tea Party – don’t get our act together and find our fire again I can promise you we will lose what we so enthusiastically achieved in the fall of 2010.
If we don’t stop fighting one another and start focusing on the issues and the attacks of the left wing radicals – the next election will be a disaster, Obama winning a second term and America will be doomed.
And what is more important if WE DON’T FIND OUR FIRE RATHER SOONER THEN LATER – we are in big troubles.
We also need to make our candidates aware that the only way to win this is by being as dirty in campaigning as the Dems are. Not holding back, give ‘em hell.
The new call
for 2012 needs to be
“VICTORY OR DEATH”.
Flea-baggers, Taxes and Supporters
Good News for the Flea-baggers also known as Occupy Wall Street protesters. I don’t have to mention much about them because many of my colleagues have covered that to the letter.
Only a word of congratulations is in order.
As Newsmax and the New York Post reports now those radical left wing protesters, hailed and cheered by so many incredible hypocrites, like Michael Moore and the entire left wing biased Media, are now TAX EXEMPT.
Yes, you heard it right TAX EXEMPT.
So just for understanding: The protesters have so far produced damages of over 2.4 Million Dollars which has to be paid by the taxpayers, but the protesters are no longer taxpayers because now they are tax exempt so they get off Scot-free while the rest of us have to foot the bill.
And all of that because, the protesters are now sponsored by the “Alliance for Global Justice”, which allows the “Occupy Wall Street Movement” to share their tax-exempt status.
Isn’t America a beautiful country?
Additional good News for the Occupy movement is – they have a new supporter.
After or better next to, the American Communist Party, American Nazi Party, CAIR (under indictment for sponsoring terrorism), Hamas, Hezbollah, ACLU, Unions, Michael “I am a fat hypocrite” Moore, and many others (see picture above) now another upright defender of human rights joins them for support – IRAN.
Being known for oppressing all critical protests of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad the regime approved, of course, a protest against Wall Street greed; American and Israeli flags burning.
Congrats Occupy Wall Street movement you are in excellent company.
~~He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer
harm~~ (Proverbs 13:20)
Or in other words
~~Show me your friends and I tell you who you are~~
Israel and the Palestinian Celebration
As usual Israel still has no understanding of the poor and oppressed Palestinians.
All the Palestinians wanted was to celebrate their acceptance into the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and they did this by firing over 60 rocket missiles on October 28th 2011 into the three following Israeli Cities: Ashkelon (pop. more than 100,000people); Ashdod (pop. more than 200,000 people), both on the Mediterranean Sea as well as the city of Beersheba in the desert (also populated with more than 200,000 people). This has proved once again their cultural heritage of Terrorism.
Dozens of Israeli’s have been wounded during this so called “Palestinian Celebration”.
However, the humorless Israeli Government just dared to defend itself and its citizens by flying Counterattacks into Gaza and killing a few of those misunderstood celebrating Hamas’ partygoers, including the Commander and Bomb-builder of the Islamic
Jihad; Austrian Newspaper “Kronen Zeitung” reports and “Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs” confirms.
It is understandable that Hamas now calls for revenge for this person’s death. I mean, who will now build all the fireworks/rockets to launch against Israel?
What’s interesting is that I had to obtain this news from an Austrian Newspaper – I didn’t find one American publication openly covering this, even though this attack occurred on 28th of October right at the doorstep of the Palestinian acceptance into the UNESCO.
Well, I guess our Media wanted to be politically correct and not stir up any opposition, and besides they were too busy covering Kim Kardahsian’s divorce after 72 days of televised marriage.
Hey, the American media needs to get its priorities straightened out.
May God bless (or should I say help) America
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~~ In Americapeople are not subject to the Government, the Government is subject to the people ~~
(Gov. Rick Perry, on his presidential announcement speech in S.C. August 13, 2011)
The 2nd Presidential Debate in Ames, Iowa for the Republican preliminaries is over. Winners, losers, and the first quitter are determined.
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann won the Iowa Straw Poll slightly ahead of Ron Paul and then former Governor Tim Pawlenty who has now thrown in the towel, but one man managed to shuffle the entire debate without even being there – Governor Rick Perry (TX – R).
Rick Perry made the smartest move possible by having his staff announce the “high possibility” of him running on Thursday, followed by watching and sitting out the debate, and then Rick Perry making the official announcement of his candidacy for president on Saturday in South Carolina.
With Chris Wallace on stage in Iowa as the igniter, the “advocate diabolic (the devil’s advocate)” the debate actually became interesting. Every good debate needs one like this.
People have different opinions on this debate, but I have to admit that I liked this one a lot better than the first debate in New Hampshire and though many of my friends (or better almost all of them) disagree with me, I liked it better because of Chris Wallace.
But let’s be honest here: What are the preliminaries and what are they good for?
As a fan of Formula 1 car racing I see the preliminaries as the qualifying, the “everybody against everybody selection” for the actual race.
And as a former soldier of the Armed Forces I know for a fact that you can’t train and prepare man/woman for the worst by playing nice.
The first debate in New Hampshire was more like a choir performance where all of the candidates showed their uttermost politeness, all had the same message and basically nothing really new was said.
For me as voter it was hard to determine which candidate would be best equipped to replace Barrack Obama in the White House.
“Minnesota Nice” is beautiful and “Texas Hospitality” is a marvelous thing, but we are preparing for the most brutal and below the
belt face off going into the 2012 election. Obama will be fighting desperately for re-election and believe me he will not play fair or nice.
Jon Stewart, an aggressive Obama supporter and radical left wing talk show host of the “Daily show” for example already started with sexual insults towards the Bachmann’s and since Obama never stepped in condemning this audacity he showed “Silent
The election is on and the Chris Wallace “head on head fight calls” was actually nothing but a warm up for what is yet to come.
Pitting Michelle Bachmann against Tim Pawlenty on their records was an excellent move. Democrats will do the same, and worse. And for the first time the usually very confident and competent Michelle Bachmann showed signs of being “off guard” and insecure for a moment.
Well Congresswoman Bachmann better get used to it, it won’t get any easier.
Pitting Tim Pawlenty against Mitt Romney on “Romney care” is of course nothing new and also happened in New Hampshire, but here Wallace proved that he is a professional “Journalist” trained on counter warfare and challenging the contestants;
Newt Gingrich actually showed what is to be expected from a Presidential Hopeful when Chris attacked him on his records Gingrich fired back accusing him of playing “Mickey Mouse games”. Gingrich put Wallace and the media in their place and showed great fighting spirit.
Mitt Romney did the same when he challenged Wallace about the Massachusetts Constitution.
I was amazed and quite disappointed at Ron Paul when Chris Wallace started the next hot topic: Terrorism and foreign wars.
Ron Paul, cornered by his opponents threw the question in the room “who determines a Terrorist” indicating that there is no
such lawful determination.
For your information Congressman Paul: The term “Terrorist” is determined in the ICRC – International Humanitarian Law (Geneva Convention) from 1949.
This document clearly defines an “Enemy Combatant”, “Civilian” and “Terrorist” and based on that international agreement is the “Code of Conduct” also known as “U.S. Military Rules of Engagement”.
The bold moves of Chris Wallace finally caused Byron York to step forward and attack Jon Huntsman on his position of being in favor of Civil Unions.
All of those things actually made the debate interesting and put some spice in it. Very interesting was the question about Rick Perry entering the race and while all candidates played nice only Ron Paul gave a few fiery comments on the issue. But I am
afraid Congressman Paul could say: Be careful what you wish for. I am sure Perry would have given him the right answer on the terrorist question.
As a voter I expect from my candidate two things:
1) He/She has to represent my beliefs as a fiscal Judeo-Christian conservative
2) He/She has to be able to defend those principals
But here is the thing.
Giving election speeches in front of a crowd is easy. Politicians are trained and used to do that. As a tea party member, and fiscal conservative I can step in front of 10,000 people anytime and give a speech. I can say things to make the audience cheer or say things to get their blood boiling ready for a fight.
It is like preaching to the choir. There are only likeminded people in the crowd who believe the same things and share the same opinions.
But defending the records and the principles in an open discussion with an opponent is something completely different. Anybody who has ever been in a debate knows that.
In a debate you have to expect attacks and counter attacks, you deal with limited speaking time where you have to a) get your
message out and at the same time b) defend your record and position.
And if you think that is easy – try; I am a well trained rhetorician and I’ve been told that I’m strongly opinionated, bullheaded, stubborn and pretty good at combat rhetoric.
You have to be faster, quicker, better informed, and well prepared and never lose or show any weakness.
And here is where Rick Perry comes into play and why he overshadowed the entire debate. If you have watched Rick Perry during the gubernatorial race he has been attacked a lot of times very hard by his opponents.
But Governor Perry is good in that game. Rick Perry is a highly experienced politician with the aura of a statesman.
He always shows Texas coolness, never shows any weakness, has his records straight, is well informed, and understands the principles of “counterattack without direct attack”.
Making a “counterattack without attacking the opponent” is an Art not many master.
You have to be prepared to take an opponents comment and shove it back down his throat without being vicious or aggressive, simple by using logic and well founded information.
And that makes him a tough discussion partner; one that rules the stage.
Rick Perry does not need foul attacks or dirty games. He is a highly experienced rhetorician, he knows what he is doing and the big plus is he is humble.
The beauty of the American Republic and the U.S. Constitution is that we are all entitled to an opinion. Since Governor Perry announced his candidacy thousands of blogs and comments appeared on the internet.
Some in favor, some calling him a RINO and part of the system, some positive, some negative, and some neutral pointing out both sides.
It is not my place to tell you what to think or who to vote for that is for you to decide. The field of conservative contestants is now there and full and you can choose for yourself which candidate is your favorite one.
I already did for myself.
But one issue nobody can deny, and that was also sensed in the debate in Iowa – Governor Perry is a major factor and force in the preliminaries and all of the candidates knew that. In my opinion that is the main reason Chris Wallace had such an easy time bringing some tension into the debate.
I watched the debate twice and I am convinced because of Governor Perry the tension was there, candidates were forced to show corners and edges and Chris Wallace just picked up on it and used it.
One way or the other I am finally looking forward to the third and final debate on September
22, 2011 in Orlando Florida. This will be the debate that actually cleans the field.
This is my 100th Blog on WordPress, and I would like to take the opportunity to give grace.
First, I want to say thank you to my readers and followers, Facebook friends, and fellow patriots such as Ann-Marie
Murrell, Chet & Natalie Nichols, Suzanne Sharer, Heidi Kutney, Michaela Brandner, Antoniette Walker and many, many others without you I would not be here anymore. You keep me on my toes and make me want to be better with every single blog.
Thank you for your patience, your time and your compassion. You have added many comments and sometimes you have even disagreed with me, but I love, honor, and respect each and every comment.
Thank you to my son Jessy. You are the reason I fight for a better future, the light of my eye and star in my heaven.
Thanks to Annette for constantly cross reading and editing, you have done a marvelous job. I love you.
Thanks to my parents who brought me up well, showed me that a man is entitled to his opinion as long as he puts it on a foundation – This made me strong.
And last but not least – thank you my God almighty in heaven and my savior Jesus Christ for providing me with the rhetorical talent to be outspoken.
Thank you to the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces, who gave their ultimate sacrifice in order to provide and defend the blanket of freedom, that was thought of by the Founding Fathers, and established as the United States Constitution.
Your ultimate sacrifice allows me to share my opinion no matter if I am right or wrong.
God Bless ya’ll and
GOD BLESS AMERICA