Friday, December 31, 2010

Retiring the Decade and With It a Word

The word of the decade, the one that most deserves to be retired is
It is a myth, a fallacy, a ruse and therefore bearing no resemblance to it's denotation. See Jonah Goldberg's December 31st article in National Review on the equally deceptive subterfuge of the "No Labels" movement.

All the calls for bipartisanship are coming from the side that lost big in the 201o mid-term elections, the side that practiced a most pronounced form of partisanship for the past two years, the side that saw deep divisions in their own party and struggled to ram through legislation with majority control of the legislature, with no need for a single member of the other party to join them. It doesn't take genius to figure out something is fishy in the Democrat side of the aisle in our Capitol.

The Progressives, in their desire to be bipartisan now have only one intent. Their goal is to keep their agenda in motion. There are no unicorns or rainbows . . . that's to say, there is no altruism in this new found desire for bipartisanship. And as sure as there have been Progressives a.k.a. Socialists in the government advancing an anti-American agenda since before I was an embryo, they are here now and willing to use any tactic available.

[Side-note for those who may be bothered by the adversarial rhetoric in the politics of the day: You may want to stick to the Style section of the newspaper. It's going to get really ugly in 2011 now that the Democrats have lost control of the House.]

The federal government does some of it's best work when it is doing nothing, so the word for 2011, the one that has a negative connotation and yet, in the context of a liberal agenda, the word that I find quite positive is

I am starting to keep tally on the clicker now. Every time Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Hoyer, Gibbs, et al use the word "Gridlock" you know the American people are winning.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Voting With Their Feet

Prior to the U.S. Census results being tabulated there was some early reporting and it appeared the electoral map would see this redistribution with almost all the declines taking place in Blue State America and very few pickups occurring outside of Red States. Highlights in yellow are my way of indicating those states that have seen a Tea Party impact on Congressional election results and appear to be shifting right

Americans came out en masse in the mid-term elections to let their government know their displeasure but as is often the case there has been a silent uprising for years. People have been fleeing states with high taxes and anti-business, anti-working class liberal policies. They've left liberalism in the rear view mirrors of their U-Haul trailers and arrived into the welcoming arms of pro-business, lower tax states; sanctuaries of American liberty. I'm calling it Free Market Federalism.

The Census results that have been released today are inline with the earlier expectations. The change depicted here in the number of Congressional seats results in an equal number of electoral votes (plus or minus). The 2012 electoral landscape will look like this

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Truly Just Theater . . . Theater of the Absurd

George Will wrote in an Op Ed this week in which he stated rather succinctly that,

‎"What the TSA is doing is mostly security theater, a pageant to reassure passengers that flying is safe,"

and yet I am not sure if anyone has written or said that if all of the new security measures (full-body image scanners and enhanced pat-downs) had been in place a year ago that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab still would have boarded a plane in Amsterdam where the TSA and Janet Incompetano have no real authority. UFA was flying into the U.S. with a plan to explode the bomb on arrival. In other words, the new system will likely fail just like the previous system because it is not addressing an inbound threat from abroad. Rather those in charge have decided to further harass and delay law abiding Americans.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

And Then There Were Many

A couple of observations while watching the post-Congressional Shellacking shows. There is a general eagerness by the media, characterized by a detectable level of panic for the main-stream liberal media to identify the Republican Presidential candidates which tells me:

a) they know (and are basically admitting they know) Obama is extremely vulnerable
b) the liberal media is anxious to fix their sites on the targets so they can start their "take-downs".

As an example, David Gregory looked like he had to be restrained to keep from coming out of his seat and throttling Bobby Jindal on "This Week" this week

Originally blogged on Friday, February 12, 2010

Iowa 2012 - No Vacancy

Get ready for the broadest slate of Presidential candidates we may ever see in our lives. There will be no room at the inns of Iowa and New Hampshire and given their need to create separation from the pretenders to the throne, serious candidates will have to campaign hard in South Carolina, Ohio and maybe even primary states further down the calendar and way out west.

I'm not Karl Rover or Dick Morris but I have been watching developments particularly over the last few months and I've been reading, not just the news but reading about the elections in 1980 and 1994. Trends and similarities abound.

But the reason I predict that the election in 2012 will be preceded by more entrants into the race then ever before is because there will be a rather confident perception by any and every candidate that they can do better than Obama. Sadly we will have to endure yet another 1000+ days of misery before one of them will get to prove their theory. And they are all right in their assumption, at least in varying degrees. If they govern less intrusively, if they choose to put the Federal government in reverse gear and back out of private enterprise and our private lives, by comparison the results will be better than what we've witnessed under Obama's agendas.

And this is why you will need a scorecard to keep all the players straight. This is why you will have to start your own personal research early to help narrow your field. Do not rely on the liberal media to pick the best Republican candidate for you or we may end up with another McCain or worse a Bob Dole vs. Clinton with a similar outcome.

Most of the candidates are going to rely on that same grass roots activism and direct campaign contributions that elected Scott Brown to the Senate last month. Contribution dollars will be diluted in such a vast field.

In addition to all the usual suspects like Romney and Huckabee and yes, Sarah Palin; the ones polls are already tracking, you will also see Gingrich and likely see Rick Santorum, maybe Tim Pawlenty. Fred Thompson may come out more early and often this time around. You will see names more regionally recognized. For instance the current edition of Texas Monthly is advancing the notion that our current governor, Rick Perry is campaigning already, not to keep his seat as governor this year but to brand himself as a conservative outsider to beltway politics and a champion of the people, a champion of smaller, less intrusive Federal governance on the same template of Texas government. Maybe Mitch Daniels from Indiana will be able to leverage his experience at the OMB and make a bid as a wonk-ish but popular state Governor.

I would expect to see a couple of names that have become nationally recognized just this last year. Guys like Scott Brown and perhaps (I hope I am not prematurely predicting his victory) Marco Rubio will look to capatilze on their successes at energizing a grass roots movement and becoming dragon-slayers of sorts against Liberal Democrats and RINOs alike.

In Iowa and New Hampshire they will be running out of office space and rent-by-the-month hotel rooms and if you are daring enough to start a small business under the current socialist, statist regime then a good bet would be to start a printing shop in one of these states to help these numerous campaigns turn out all of the bumper stickers and yard signs they will undoubtedly need. And if you are really smart you won't only stock up on red ink. You will be smart to be the only print shop in town with a fresh supply of blue ink too. After all, a Democrat by the name of Hillary Clinton will probably be there campaigning as well.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Obama Cult Massacre

If someone wanted to make an Andrew Lloyd Weber style musical or a cable channel movie-of-the-week or South Park episode for that matter, this one, as they say, "writes itself." I would guess that this one also fits the FBI profile.

The cult leader is charismatic, almost certainly fueled by narcissism and frustrated about perceived injustices. He has a vision of a Utopian ideal that will remedy all these injustices and because it's his vision he is the only one who can lead people to his Utopia.

He starts with a small cadre of believers including his wife (Michelle) and some lifelong colleagues (Gibbs, Axlerod). Perhaps there is a skeptic in their midst (Rahm) but he's mostly silent, either enjoying the growing notoriety or expecting greater opportunities for himself down the road.

On that road they encounter additional followers who are in search of something but are just not sure what it is they seek. When the "well spoken" cult leader extols the virtues of his Utopian vision now they know what it is they've been seeking.

Their following gets so big they need more room and need to get away from the dissenting voices in mainstream society who create a distraction from the message and just make it harder for the new believers to see their cult leader's vision.

[In October 1973, the directors of the Peoples Temple passed a resolution to establish an agricultural mission there.[13] The Temple chose Guyana, in part, because of its socialist politics, which were also moving further to the left during the selection process.[13][14] Former Temple member Tim Carter stated that the reasons for choosing Guyana were the Temple's view of creeping fascism, the perception of the dominance of multinational corporations on the government, and perceived racism in the U.S. government - Jonestown ]

[(CBS) President Obama said the much-discussed protests and anger projected at his administration is in part fueled by the 24-hour news cycle and new media.

He told "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer that cable news and blogs, operating on a 24/7 news cycle, "focus on the most extreme elements on both sides. They can't get enough of the conflict - it's catnip to the media right now."

Given this environment, the president bemoaned, "it is more difficult for us to solve the problems" Congress and his administration face. - CBS News Face the Nation

Somewhere out in the desert they come across gatherings of like-minded seekers perhaps with leaders of their own (Pelosi). The mood and the rhetoric intensify, power dynamics shift and the skeptics become dissenters and decide to leave the cult.

[Some defections occurred,[47] most notably in 1973, when eight mostly young members, commonly referred to as the "Gang of Eight", defected together.[48] ]

[Rahm Emanuel leaves the White House weeks before the Mid-Term elections. Christina Romer, and Peter Orszag leave the White House economic team in the Summer of 2010]

In the end cult leaders seem to follow a similar trajectory. The aforementioned Jim Jones ended up dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound amidst the bloated carcasses of his dead cult followers in the Guyanese sun. Sadly, in the Jonestown Massacre, amongst the many victims, a U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (D) really did end up dead, murdered by overzealous cult members.

Similarly, Obama's Progressive Democrat Cult committed mass suicide confirmed in this article in The Hill -

The final time-line of the Obama Cult's Suicide Pact is as follows:
The Progressive Democrat Cult committed mass suicide on March 21st, 2010 after voting for the Health Care bill, an act that figuratively resembles drinking the cyanide lased Flavor-Aid. The cult leader died by his own pen on March 23rd, 2010 (by signing the Health Care Bill into law). . . . It wasn't until November 2nd and 3rd that we started to find the bodies.

There are rumors of a 2nd mass grave not too far from the first. I am guessing we will find those bodies in 2012.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Best Seats in the House

A few observations as the night goes on:

Most righteous defeat - Alan disGrayson. This was a win for all Americans regardless of party affiliation. The guy is an embarrassment to all of us.

Early predictions - Marco Rubio 2020. His ascent on the stage of national politics begins tonight. Another prediction, Rubio won't last 2 full years in the Senate because he'll get picked as the Republican running mate for the 2012 ticket. And yet he will still have a much bigger impact in his two years than Obama did during his stint in the Senate. Listen to his victory speech and you will witness something more Presidential than anything we've seen from the White House in the last two years.

Unfortunate returns - Barney Frank, Lloyd Dog-gone-it (Dr. Donna, we were pulling for you). Barbara Boxer and Harry Freakin' Reid

Stupidist Vote Cast - More than 10,000 Nevadans voting "None of the above" for Senate instead of just not showing up at the polls tonight. (Message to those voters: Your education has failed you. Did you really think your state would not send anyone back to DC to occupy the Senior Senator's seat because of your lame protest vote?)

Best Argument Against Electronic Voting Booths - Nevada
Best Argument For Using Electronic Voting Booths - Washington

Money better spent than taxed away by the Obama government - Dan Benisheck (made a small donation to his campaign when I heard he was running for the Bart "I'm Really NOT-SO Pro-Life" Stupak's seat).

Happy return (to sanity) - my birth state of Wisconsin - retiring career politician Feingold (Ron Johnson wins!) and electing a Governor with integrity (Scott Walker) who is on a mission to ferret (or perhaps badger) out waste, fraud and abuse of power.

Same old tune - New York still dancing to the Elitist Waltz, Chicago Corruptocrat Rap and of course California with the Electoral Slide Over the Cliff. (No coincidence that they are losing jobs, businesses and with a population that is rapidly voting with their feet, seeing a loss of Congressional Seats and Electoral votes too).

So Predictable
- msnbc is already building it's narrative about the so-called puniness of the Republican gains, the misfires of the Tea Party (O'Donnell) and how the American people in the "fly-over" states won't really be heard tonight. But why is it that Olberman looks like he's about to pass a football sized gall stone while he's reporting this cheery, pro-Dem news tonight? (I guarantee he will be scowling his way through a report about unfair gerrymandering in February).

Welcome to D.C. - Col. West (FL). Sean Duffy (WI) and many, many more

Write-Ins: And finally, I needed to hit the MUTE button when Fox decided to pull Geraldine Ferraro out of moth balls. Were Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale not available to parrot Liberal Not-So-Truisms and try to be a wet blanket on the night?! Her "logic" was mind-bending.

Now hand over the Gavel, Nancy!

Goal to Go

The ball is on the goal line today.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Learning Process

In this article
Closing Argument: RNC Chairman Michael Steele |
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is convinced that polls are underestimating GOP voter turnout and predicts surprise wins in blue states.

Being a post-Bush / post-DeLay Republican doesn't come naturally to many of these lifelong Republicans but some of them are starting to "get it".
As embarrassing and counterproductive as he as been to the party a year ago, I am encouraged by his words and actions as of late.

His job at this stage is not to be a prognosticator, one of those sideliners or Monday Morning Quarterbacks. That may be fine for Karl Rove but the RNC Chair is in the game. He is on the field of play. He needs to rally the other players and play to the emotions of the fans.

His prediction, regardless of accuracy, is precisely what is needed at exactly the right time.

Time to vote.
Time to change the score.
Time to take back the country.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Interpreting the Polls |

Interpreting the Polls |

Which is to say don't assume anything . . . except that Tuesday will be a wild night.

76% Know Someone Out of Work and Looking For a Job

76% Know Someone Out of Work and Looking For a Job

and personally I know two that come to mind immediately.

The policies have failed. The agenda has placed the wrong policies as priorities.
It's time to end Democrats 8 year control of Congress.

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's About Time for a Few Laughs

It's about time for a few laughs this political season.

I have seen a couple of pretty good ads but this is the best yet.
(If you think you have seen better comment below with a link to the ad)

Call Me Senator from RightChange on Vimeo.

Open Letter to "Undecideds"

Just stay home.

This is the most media-covered, most talked-about, most clearly defined election in my adult life.

We live in an age of information on demand and you haven't taken the hour or less to research the candidates and their platforms. You haven't bothered understanding how the issues relate to your own life. Unimpressive to say the least.

If you are truly undecided at this point you are the type of voter that will shoot your vote rather blindly before going back to your video games, reality TV, issues of "Us" and "Entertainment Weekly"; in other words an existence that is politically undefined. Don't cancel the vote of someone who cares enough to embrace their Constitutional freedom and be engaged in their Representative Democracy.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Countdown Continues and The Hits Keep Coming

The funniest thing I've seen all week is this response to the story where Harry Reid defends himself by saying his "Penthouse" apartment is only on the 2nd Floor.

nv namvet 13 minutes ago
"It had to be on the second floor. harry's elevator does not go to the top floor."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Voting Early vs. Voting Often

So I heard an interesting talk show debate about the merits and sanctity of keeping Election Day the only day people should be allowed to cast a vote.

I heard the A-number-One argument, which was, by eliminating all this free and easy early voting we will reduce the likelihood of voter fraud. I agree. Point made. Agreed

I heard an admonishment / impassioned plea about how people in other countries walk miles or risk violence and death to exercise their right to vote. American's apparently can't be inconvenienced to change their schedules, drive their luxury automobiles four or five miles and cast their vote on a single calendar day, instead finding it necessary to do it when it is absolutely convenient or not at all. A bit overwrought even if there are some salient points and I'll admit I was swept up for a moment by the patriotic zeal in this argument but not for long.

The weakest argument was that some late breaking news about a candidate may cause a sudden change of heart or mind of said early voter who's premature decision is now locked inside the early vote, preventing the fully informed voter to cast the ballot they would ultimately want to cast. To this I say:

a) in the age of the internet, where even mundane ATM transactions by private citizens are captured with high-def video and every cell phone has a video camera, I doubt that the ultra-desperate candidates in this race are waiting to do a "big reveal" of some scandal or are still searching for dirt in the last two weeks before this election. Dirt that can be found would have already been found. Dirt that could be used would already be used.


b) that the hypothetical of a live-donkey-show in Mexico City attended by some candidate will change people's mind. The Fox Poll below suggests how ludicrous that notion is.

Because let's face it, the most likely voters in this election don't care if the candidate attended said donkey-show as long as said candidate is going to lower taxes, repeal bad legislature and get out of the way of businesses trying to create jobs.

And I would offer additionally that my primary reason for voting is born out of the intent of improving the future that my children will inherit. With even the most minute risk of dropping dead or getting run over by a bus it is in my children's best interest that I cast my well informed, highly-unlikely-to-change vote early.

Finally, Dick Morris said the most important thing conservatives can do all year is to vote.

So with that I will be off to the ballot box tomorrow.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Biggest Losers in 2010: Pundits

After sizing up the Democrat body count on November 3rd, for me it will be the Pundit Class who will also emerge from this election season as some of the biggest losers.

Charles Krauthammer is perhaps the most urbane and uber-intellectual writer and commentator on the conservative end of the political spectrum but some of his aspersions have really made me "re-evaluate" him to the point where I now must take an analytical approach to everything he writes or says rather than one of general acceptance.

This article in the Washington Post: Your pre-election post-mortem

is one of the more witty things he has written lately but parts of it resonate with his need to prove to all of us he is right at the expense of letting us cheer for the Right. He's become fixated on the candidate Christine O'Donnell since the day after her Primary victory. He doesn't name her by name in this article but his call-out to Chris Coons in this most recent Washington Post piece is a verbose and underhanded way of saying, "I told you so" as in "I told you she couldn't get elected and you Delaware Primary Voters and Tea Party supporters were foolish to nominate her as the Republican candidate in this race that would have been a cake walk for Mike Castle."

This is probably disheartening to her supporters and the voters in Delaware who now have one Republican horse to bet on down the last two week stretch of the race. It's tantamount to calling election results based on exit polls 17 days before the polls close.

What's more troubling though is that Krauthammer knows politics from the inside-out so he is all too aware of how the Reagan campaign really turned the corner and accelerated to victory at the sole Reagan-Carter debate a week before the election. That's not to suggest that O'Donnell is Reagan-esque and that she will come back from 19 points down in the next 16 days but what is his hurry to write the obit?

What Krauthammer and, by virtue of the same logic, so many other pundits have failed to recognize is not that O'Donnell or any other candidate is a political failure, it is that Democracy is a success this year. Political experts did not put so many of the Tea Party candidates on this year's ballots. It was political neophytes, a.k.a. American citizens who nominated, raised funds, campaigned and voted for those candidates. The amateurs, if you will, are making their way, a new way, into the political process. A new set of voices have emerged and they don't sound like the expert voices of candidates and pundits who are political careerists with 20-30 years of pure politics on their résumés. In this way, Krauthammer and many other pundits on the Right are no different than that gaggle of lunatics showing up nightly on msnbc. They all appear to be bothered that the people calling the shots this year are not like them. This new class of candidates and voters are not in the club and therefore they are not playing by the club's rules.

But most of all the pundits continue to talk politely, write around the margins and fail to embrace the way that this election in 2010 and NOT the one in 2008 is truly historic. We are witnessing the political activation of so many Americans who previously voted thoughtlessly, impulsively or not at all. All bets are off in 2010. All conventional "wisdom" can be discarded. Only the returns that will be counted on November 2nd and into November 3rd will be what matters.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

22 Days and Counting

Are you Doing All That You Can Do to Send 100 Moving Vans to D.C. in January?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Know the Score

As we enter the Fourth Quarter of the football game known as Mid-Term Elections it's important to know the score.

Here's a 1st Half Recap in the game of DEMOCRAT PUNDITS vs. AMERICAN VOTERS.

1. This is only an anti-incumbent year in as much as Democrats are the majority of the incumbents currently holding seats that are up for reelection. Republicans who have lost their primaries were the types of Republicans that supported $timulus in 2009, can't find anything bad to say about Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or Barrack Obama's policies and only started talking about "fiscal conservatism" once the Tea Party made it's agenda clear and started throwing major financial and general campaign support behind true conservatives. Essentially the Republican incumbents who have already lost their bid for reelection in the Primaries were CUT from the Roster in the Pre-Season training camp.

The DEMOCRAT PUNDITS are attempting a Field Goal from beyond the 50 Yard Line with this lame "anti-incumbency" rhetoric and the ball falls about 30 yard short with this argument.

2. Republicans majorities in the House and Senate have been obstructing legislation that would aide in an economic recovery. Electing them to a majority in either or both House and Senate will mean more obstruction and even a return to Bush era policies. This PLAY was Phoned in from the Booth and added to the Play Book by the Offensive Coordinator, Barrack Obama.

Republicans did not have the ability to stop a single piece of legislation until Scott Brown was elected to Ted Kennedy's old seat in February of 2010 and short of a filibuster really have a better chance of stopping Tropical Hurricanes this season.

This is a BUSTED RUNNING PLAY for the DEMOCRAT PUNDITS. The D-backs for the AMERICAN VOTERS read this play as soon as they took the line of scrimmage. Net result = Loss of Yards and a Loss of a Down.

3. Conservatives, Republicans and the AMERICAN VOTERS are all racists. Obama is a racist too, witnessed by his knee-jerk FACE-MASK in the case of Professor Gates and numerous other infractions before and after the whistle was blown.


4. Although immigration advances the ball up the field, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is against the rules of the game. It has been a rule since this was a Pro-League sport.


5. Going back to the BUSTED RUNNING PLAY they call Y-STICK, REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTION HEAD-FAKE LEFTIST, when that play really failed to help them convert on 4th Down because the DEMOCRATS fumbled the ball then look at the ON-SIDE kick that was used to get the ball back and Pass Health Care Rationing into Law.

There is a MONDAY MORNING CHALLENGE coming on that play. Expect some fines and suspensions from the Leagues Front Office if the AMERICAN VOTERS don't see a repeal by then.

6. In their game against the REPUBLICANS the DEMOCRAT PUNDITS claimed that the REPUBLICANS could only play Defense a.k.a. they are the "Party of No."

YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE BALL to PLAY OFFENSE. Democrats control both houses and the White House. They have been setting the legislative agenda for years. BUT GET READY FOR THE SECOND HALF of this game.

7. The PUNDITS say Tea Party candidates (Rubio, Angle, O'Donnell, Miller) playing for the AMERICAN VOTERS can't win (just like the Houston Texans couldn't beat the Colts in their season opener).


And although there has been plenty of ARM CHAIR (and wheelchair) PREGAME ANALYSIS and there will be even more November 3rd, WEDNESDAY MORNING QUARTERBACKING the experts are wrong often enough and only the AMERICAN VOTERS know how they will play on GAME DAY (November 2nd).


Friday, September 10, 2010

Silence the Scoundrel of Searchlight

It's time to retire Harry Reid . . . Sharron Angle is in a tight race and even with $3.5M in campaign contributions only has 1/3rd of Harry Reid's money.

And he will spend as much of it as he feels is necessary to keep his career in politics going for another 6 years.
to Unseat the Democrat Senate Majority Leader.

And let's beat Russ Feingold at his own game. He pushed through campaign finance reform to protect his incumbency.
Let's help Ron Johnson unseat Feingold from the Senate with our grass roots support: to Send a Career Politician to the Unemployment Line

And finally, Marco Rubio is one of the brightest new lights of the conservative movement. Although the polls have him out in front, this is a 3 way race against a big government Democrat who will rubber stamp more of the Obama agenda (Meek), a lifelong professional politician clinging to his life in politics with a desperate party change (Crist) and Rubio. Three way races our tricky and I believe we need to ensure he is elected.
to Put the National Spotlight on the Future of America

Saturday, August 21, 2010

T-Minus 72 Days & Counting

Why hasn't the Obama administration "pivoted" when his popularity is taking a ride down greased rails of an express roller coaster?

Laura Ingraham has this listed as the Lie Of The Day

After 18 months, I have never been more confident that our nation is headed in the right direction. - Barack Obama on the economy.

. . . but I say that is the bold truth from his perspective.

He and his radical minions have been executing their progressive agenda since day one. The goal, as I stated in a previous post, is failure. They want capitalism to fail. They want freedom to fail. They want our America to fail. Because once it does then they will truly begin the transformation they've been talking about from the time his campaign began.

Yes, failure is their plan. How else can you explain persistent 10% unemployment, a job-killing Health Care law and a willingness to create economic uncertainty in every policy and law, a mounting trade deficit, spending up a multi-Trillion dollar budget deficit and then, even in spite of some Keynesian economist warnings, of allowing tax cuts to expire, effectively raising taxes during a recession ?

This campaign, by the way, is not a political campaign in the traditional sense. It is more similar to a military campaign. These Progressives have been fighting a war of attrition. They have been attriting jobs, prosperity and most of all, because this is an ideological war, they have been attriting hope. Freedom loving, American patriots have been under siege with every action set forth by this administration since January 2009.

In 72 days we can claim our first victory in this war. We can only if we all fight.

We must dig deep and donate to truly conservative candidates,
We must volunteer
and without exception . . .
. . . we must VOTE.

Failure to change our Country's direction now only means more and worse trouble ahead.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Obama's Right - There is a Choice

There is a choice in this election.
The choice is do you want to leave the "Stimulus Mongers" in power . . . and in your wallet . . . and the wallets of your children and grandchildren?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Theater of the Absurd

Dr. B. Hussein Obama, you know the one that has brilliantly advised us to take the pain pill rather than undergo the invasive, corrective surgery, he is taking time out of his busy schedule of award ceremonies and campaigning for his liberal friends, and is practicing medicine again. Now he has diagnosed a brand new psychological condition that none of us have heard about before. Laymen and his medical colleagues alike will be amazed to hear of his discovery. Don't look for it in the medical journals. It is that new.

Apparently the people of Israel suffer from MMNP, otherwise known as Muslim Middle Name Phobia. This is to blame for their suspicions about the current White House administration. Not State Department policies and statements. Not the Presidents own words or overt actions like all his bowing to Saudi princes or rude treatment of Benjamin Netanyahu during that first visit to the White House. No. MMNP is to blame for a mass hysteria which holds the entire nation of Israel in its grip.

Thank you, Doctor Hussein. Now let's get to work on the cure which I hear may only be two years away. I am thinking we may need a telethon to put an end to MMNP by 2012.

Then we can get to work on that other irrational mental condition that is even more widespread and predominant amongst many more people in the Middle East, RIWNBS - Radical Islamists With Nuclear Bombs Syndrome. Symptoms include running to a bomb shelter when an air-raid siren is heard and making a dartboard out of this picture.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

perhaps now as relevant as it was 234 years ago

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

John Hancock

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Friday, June 25, 2010

Purely Bureacratic Socialism

Through a seemingly weird confluence of events we are limited to watching PBS on my old TV from my days in the Army. The TV was built over 20 years ago, in the U.S. and works fine. It's the programming that's lacking.

We've been subjected to green-Loft-living, anti-War, anti-American, suicide voyeurs wrapped in pitchy tunes by bands of foreigners with no real stage presence. There is a steady onslaught of shows about arcane topics that explore mysteries like "did they smuggle a Warhol onto the lunar lander?" to which I say, "Andy was already on the moon without ever leaving earth and even if they did who the F cares other than people who willingly watch this channel." And even if the topics of these shows were about anything with a glimmer of interesting content they would still evoke sleepiness due to the monotone narration by pasty faced liberal know-nothings.

Their spy show is British but it is no James Bond. The villains are eco-terrorists. I guess that makes the mere notion of their plan "edgy" because the audience will feel it is morally ambiguous whether or not the British agents stop the terrorist plot. Go Global Warming enthusiasts! Force us to see the error of our wicked ways by killing a bunch of innocent people! All humanity is bad for the planet! I'll have to check the credits to see if John Holdren was a contributing writer to this episode's screenplay. Oh no! One of them has ties to the Katrina disaster. More moral ambiguity along with a tacit reference to Bush. And the lead agent has an acute hang-nail or some such nonsense and might not be stable enough to complete the mission. Split screens and sudden zoom-ins may be too much for septuagenarians on heart medicine. Maybe they should run a disclaimer every ten minutes to warn that demographic in their audience. "Warning: cinematic devices and not merely our wacky world view may be disorienting, troubling and cause heart palpatations."

The news is read not only with a British accent but with a European perspective, where the lead reporter is "on the ground" at the G20. I didn't know there was any other option but for them to be "on the ground". Then again, I hear they made a "fake lake" so maybe there is also an airship contingent at this year's G20 floating above it all. How fitting that PBS, which takes great strides to be about nothing tangible or meaningful does news reports on events that will have no tangible or meaningful outcomes.

When we are back to normal, the delivery man says it will be Monday, then I feel we will be back in a red, white and blue America again, with near lethal doses of entertainment, choices of programming, commercials that don't try to pretend to be corporate sponsorships and a big enough dose of this PBS drivel over the last five days that I won't even feel the need to loiter over this channel again for at least six months.

I've glimpsed into a future where Obama is not just President but where he becomes King for Life and even the preachy, good-for-you even if it is just not any good, government approved TV programming in this one channel future is enough to cause a revolution. At least progressives will have their sanctuary after 2012.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Empty Middle Seat

Two things strike me about the Helen Thomas "controversy":

Helen's ridiculous geriatric verbal gymnastics, trying to say her apology is "heartfelt" after peppering her commentary with the word "Hell" about where Jews in Israel should go undermines her entirely. Her "passion" on the topic outweighs any rational thought she might have on the subject. Perhaps I can't define hate speech but I know it when I hear it.

Second and more alarming was Robert Gibbs White House press briefing on the first day of Helen's "retirement." Gibbs says, " . . . because obviously those remarks do not reflect certainly the opinion of most of the people in here . . . ."

He seemed to be saying that because no one that was left in that forum agreed with her opinion, that there was a consensus against her opinion, even as vitriolic as it was, that she wasn't welcome in the briefing room and this is what justified their official position. Isn't this just the White House way (formerly the Chicago Way)? Deride any contrary opinions and vilify anyone with a dissenting voice? This is concerning, not because we need more anti-Israel hate speech flying around in the midst of the mounting tensions in Gaza. No, it is disconcerting because the real dissenting voice in that room is the sole voice of Major Garrett. Robert Gibbs’ comment promotes media group-think by demoting the opposition and that makes one wonder how long before the other shoe drops? When will the conservative correspondent gets the bum's rush?

Even though I was shocked by the audacity of her comment I know she has a right to voice it. Of course she's responsible for those words, even more so given the fact that words are, or at least they have been her stock and trade for decades. As a journalist perhaps she should have practiced a bit more economy when using them.

But as shocking as it was to hear Helen commit such a blatant faux pas it hardly was the most egregious sound-bite of the week. That honor goes to none other than the man of the hour, Campaigner in Chief, "Mad Dog" Obama.

Barrack Obama threatened to "kick ass" in one of the most contrived, labored and insincere displays of emotion in his presidency. But that didn't bother me. It was truly laughable. The sound-bite I can't endure even one more time is the one where he talks boldly of firing BP CEO Tony Hayward. I would run out of red ink circling everything that is wrong with this declaration of lunatic hypocrisy.

So is he saying he is incensed by Hayward's lack of competence? If this puts Obama in a "firing" mood then it begs the question, why does Napolitano still have a job as HHS Secretary?

Is it the CEO's insensitive remarks about how Hayward himself is personally plagued by this catastrophe in spite of the fact that eleven others clearly had a much worse day on Day 1, so much so that there was no Day 2, 3 or any other for the eleven who died? Insensitive yes, but Hayward is beset on all sides by this crisis and is showing at least that the overwhelming nature of this situation is eating at his mind and eroding his composure. Although it may not be what is most needed in the situation at least it illustrates a level of complete engagement totally lacking in the other One. And again, if it is the insensitive nature of Hayward’s comments that raises Obama’s dander then why is that “Tard”, Rahm Emanuel still Chief of Staff?

Perhaps it is not so much that the comments were insensitive but that Hayward's words and actions since the Oil Well explosion are "bad form" or inappropriate and therefore inconvenient for all of Hayward’s BP colleagues but oh, wait, again why do any of the Czars still have jobs. I guess if Barrack would man up and take responsibility for firing his doppelganger, Van Jones I’d give him points but that admission has been long overdue. Amidst the oil spill crisis in his rare press conference he refused to take executive responsibility for the firing of the MMS Director, Elizabeth Birnbaum, which makes his comments about firing Hayward even more disingenuous . . . Obama's record of "firing" people speaks for itself at this point . . . but then again . . .

. . . the most ridiculous aspect is that Obama’s real frustration is not in relation to his own ineptitude or the rampant and all too apparent inadequacies of his administration. It is not the faux emotion in his ridiculous blurt about “kicking ass”. It may be that he has revealed his genuine cause for anger over the fact that he has yet to be crowned King of the Known World in which case he would take over BP like he took over GM and Chrysler and then he would be in a position to fire the oil company CEO just like he did with the auto company executives. Right now "British Petroleum" is safe from molestation by Obama if only because it is not an American company.

Or we could still take it a step further and remind everyone that this dime-store messiah promised to make the waters subside or some such hyperbolic nonsense? That would come in very handy right now.

And that’s it. I am out of red ink.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Plug The Damn Hole !!

Failed "blowout preventer", "top hat", "top kill" . . .

and the President is voting "present" with a press conference but only after hitting enough golf balls for a "junk shot" of his own, and yet . . .

the arrogant, narcissistic oblivious blowhard believes that his words a la a rare press conference today are going to be sufficient to remedy this catastrophe. The two things most needed by Mr. Obama to actual fix the problem are always in short supply in his trick bag: an ability to listen and an ability to take action.

Before he can plug the hole spewing oil out of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico he needs to plug his own damn hole.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Open Letter to Neil Cavuto

Neil Cavuto ended today's broadcast by downplaying the significance of CT Senatorial candidate Richard Blumenthal who lied openly and repeatedly about his military service during the Vietnam War. Blumenthal claimed to have served in Vietnam when he didn't.

We have learned something important since the days I served in Vietnam. - Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal in 2008.


I like your show. I like your perspectives but if I was hearing you correctly at the end of today's broadcast I think you got it dead wrong. I could talk about the death of a thousand cuts and the persistent campaign on the left to lower our expectations and standards but these are not the most important reason you are wrong on this one.

This is much bigger than you think it is. Lies about military service are unacceptable. I served in the military with Reagan as my Commander-in-Chief and although we came close two or three times, thanks in no small part to a strengthened U.S. military presence and a resolute President I was never deployed as part of a hostile mission. I never faced the enemy on the battlefield and the reason military veterans who have been on battlefields respect me is because I don't belittle the significance of their service by telling lies about mine. And it's not something you do by accident either, getting caught up in the emotion of giving an extemporaneous speech. Trust me, it is just not done, EVER. Perhaps only those who are part of the military fraternity and have been touched by the traditions and held themselves to that same code of honor can fully understand. Richard Blumenthal apparently cannot.

Neil, this speaks to character and that should matter even for someone wanting to represent the people of Connecticut. Anyone from any party affiliation running for elected office from the county dog catcher to U.S. Senator is asking for the people's trust. Someone who violates the trust of his own brethren from that sacred military fraternity just to score political points has demonstrated that he can and will violate the trust of voters and constituents for his own comfort, convenience and personal gain.

You may find this kind of personal defect acceptable in our elected officials. I most certainly do not.

Neil, you are to the left of Newsweek on this one . . . NEWSWEEK!

George Hackett nails it when he calls Blumenthal's lie "uniquely heinous".

James L.
Austin, TX
3/505th P.I.R. '86-'89

I can think of a few others already on Capitol Hill using a falsified personal narrative to advance their agenda.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Hits Just Keep Coming

On his way into Buffalo to talk a lot and do nothing that is a proven to actually stimulate jobs the President was greeted by a billboard.

The sign reads:

Dear Mr. President.
I need a freakin job.

But as vexed as the President may have been by this he still is running in second place for the "Worst Week" award.

Eric Holder is caught flat footed . . . AGAIN. And if he had any shame or humility he would resign before Monday.

And that doesn't even get to the "fact" that he admits not having read the 10 page piece of immigration legislation; the Arizona law that he has already vowed to challenge. A challenge with no basis if he has only skimmed the language of the bill.

Other than an Obama liberal I can only think of one other animal that attacks without reason, a rabid one. The rabid animal would probably score higher on the state bar exam

Monday, May 10, 2010

I Got Your Traglodyte . . . Right Here

So here's the link to the news story.

You might think I am being surreptitious, hiding the story in a web link so the President can't find it but I hear he's got people.

At any rate, if you don't have time in this busy, information laden world of 24/7 news cycles, radio talk show and Fox News "chatter" and the plethora of devices ready to deliver all that calamitous, undemocratic content to you at the push of an "on" button then let me sum it up for you:

The President claims in a commencement speech that he doesn't know how to use any of those rather ubiquitous products that have defined the culture of our current era. The unfortunate thing for the President in this gadgety, instant information age is that his own words are easily captured and quickly proliferated like in this case. Now he can't deny having said, "And with iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation."

Well, I can say at least I am entertained by his words if not truthfully informed. And I enjoyed the ease of posting this to my Facebook page to which some serious-minded Obama-loving citizen paused long enough from his game of Mafia Wars to reply "Wow. Really looking for reasons to hate" all because I suggested the President was either a liar or so inept that perhaps the mantle of world power was too much of a challenge for his self-deprecated intellect. A week ago when I took issue with the possibility of a VAT to pay for the government run Health Care program that was crammed down on us two months ago the same F'booker took a respite from his game of Farmville to post "I am tired of all the Obama hating."

On one side of the web we have thoroughly researched George Will articles on Town Hall and witty editorials by Mark Steyn and on the other side of the ether we have those who would reduce all forms of opposition to simple hatred of the individual. It's pretty clear from many of the President's other speeches which of these he categorizes as uninformed rhetoric though and if you have to guess, then guess those of us reiterating Steyn and Will.

What this news story is telling us is you can't have it both ways. As a liberal you only think you can. As the article points out, you can't be using all these technologies to get elected and then, for the convenience of controlling opinions in a free speech society claim they have no relevance beyond that of mindless entertainment. So we are left to wonder is this President lying to us in a rather lame and ineffectual attempt to deflect criticism and divert us from certain sources of media we might choose or is he telling the truth? Because if he's telling the truth we all have reason to be supremely frightened. If this 48 year old self-styled hipster really doesn't know how to operate any of these all too common and intuitive devices, should we trust him to run the most powerful nation in the world?

But we all know, even those haters of the "haters", that he's lying, and feebly so. It reminds me of elementary school friends who lied habitually about some of the least significant facets of their personal lives to make themselves seem cooler or more relatable. We are all getting a glimpse into the insecurity of the much younger Barry, thrice abandoned by parents and in desperate need of approval (his current disapproval rating must be rather maddening).

I guess there's a third possibility, that he he holds us, the American people in such low contempt that he really thinks we are so stupid as to believe him and make all his lies true in our minds.

Most of all I've found this episode to be quite entertaining. The Carvey and Hartman era SNL skits write themselves if only in my mind.

But I understand if you are yearning for real entertainment, in which case, click here:

and here

Monday, April 12, 2010

So What Now?

First of all I am only slightly disappointed in Scott Brown. He's not my Senator. There's isn't a snowball's chance in Austin (suspending that metaphor in the literal exception of about a month ago when we actually did get snow, or as I called it "evidence of global warming") that he'd ever be representing the majority of truly conservative minded people of Texas.

I can't say I necessarily saw it coming before the dust had settled on the special election results but in his Barbara Walters interview he denounced the Tea Party contributions of time and money that got him elected in the exact opposite way that Marco Rubio graciously welcomes their support and is honored to represent their beliefs for smaller government and reduced spending. He has apparently turned his back on the Tea Party again, refusing a recent invite and siding with the Dems (as well as Snowe and Collins) on a vote in the Senate. We'll see how well his reelection campaign is funded by the the jobless voters for whom he secured more benefits.

Brown is ready to produce an autobiography and that makes perfect sense. His fifteen minutes of fame will be gone in November when being #41 will no longer be significant and then he just becomes a footnote in most of the votes on the Senate floor.
By 2011 he'll only be getting tea party invites from Snowe and Collins where they will actually drink tea and reminisce about their brief popularity. If he gets his book out by this summer then his second edition can contain an epilogue on what it means to be irrelevant.

I probably should have known Scott was a bit mushy in the middle when I heard Massachusetts voters calling in to a morning talk show making little rationalizations with themselves the day after the election. These were people who voted for him and it was apparent in their statements that they could never find a way to come ALL the way over to the other side. With Scott they could only get to the fence between Democrats and Republicans and look over. Like battered wives these life-long Democrats didn't want to admit to the abuse they had suffered. It was like they were standing there the day after the election with a black eye and a bloody lip pleading with the Democrat Party Police "Really, officer, he's a good man, my corrupt Democrat representative. He just loses his temper about these obstructionist Republicans he's forced to work with and sometimes he has to take it out on somebody. I voted for Scotty only because I was acting out. I didn't really mean it. I deserved to get hit for my infidelity to the party." In that sense Brown might not even get reelected. The conservative streak of Massachusetts voters is dubious to say the least.

My favorite comment made by more than one of them was that they voted for Brown because there needed to be checks and balances in our government. Because if you really agree with the Democrat's radical agenda, think they are moving in the right direction, are happy and enthusiastic about where Democrats are taking our country one's natural inclination is to . . . put on the brakes?! As a kid, when we were on our way to Disney World I could not get there fast enough. But by all means, let's slow down because I want it to take longer to get where we I'd really rather be. Oye! Only liberals can have such twisted logic and not see the contradiction in their own words. Because when you put that shoe on the other foot you'd never hear a Tea Party conservative say the same thing in the face of a conservative majority cutting government spending, reducing taxes and returning to our Founders vision of a Constitutional government. "We need to put some checks and balances on all of that. It's moving so fast. I don't know what to do with all my new found freedom!" You're just not going to hear them saying that.

Scott Brown's election had less to do with bringing some good national representation and common sense governance to the people of New England, because you can lead a horse or a Kennedy to water . . .

It had far more to do with who the elections was really about, in Scott's own words, "the people" as in "the people's seat." The election was a showcase for everyone everywhere else in this country taking political action and seeing the results play out in a manner that proves motivated and semi-organized citizens have the means to effect the outcome of an election. The left knows this too. They've only amped up their attacks on the Tea Party since January and are looking for every opportunity to vilify them and intimidate citizens willing to take political action and join their ranks. I hear reports of liberal saboteurs seeding (astro-turfing if you will) Tea Party gatherings and then shouting racial epithets so as to characterize these conservatives as racists. To me this is a true sign of desperation and fear of the Tea Party's power. Scott can say what he wants but I was on his web site the week before his election and they were not only soliciting donations from outside of the state at that time, they were actually setting up virtual phone banks from out of state supporters, and not just snowbirds from Massachusetts who were vacationing in Florida that week. He knows who got him elected and it wasn't that endorsement from John McCain either.

So that chapter has played out and the Winter of White House Discontent gave way to the Liberal Ram Through of Health Care Rationing.

So "Where's my Reagan?" seems to be the next sign of hysterical frustration. CPAC ended and I think deep down even some of the pundits expected the conservative leader for 2012 to emerge and bow his or her head ready to be anointed the once and future Reagan.

Let's start by saying Gingrich is off my list for many reasons. God forbid he becomes our only alternative to Obama in 2012. He sounds good when he knows he's in front of a conservative audience but he has demonstrated poor judgment and an over-eagerness to coalesce with the Democrats on too many occasions. I heard a replay of a commercial where he was sitting next to Nancy Pelosi saying they both agreed on the need for "urgent" action to abate Global Warming. This was before his Scozzafava blunder and it escapes me now but one more flash of liberal-think in his speeches, endorsements or actions and that becomes an undeniable trend in a direction we really don't want to go. But that appears to be where this guy is going.

He seems to have one good idea, which is more than most politicians throughout the ages. He was at the right place and time when he authored Contract with America and exploited a needy and politically savvy Bill Clinton. Times have changed and this same little trick would not play well when the roles are reversed. He would be the Chief Executive and someone else would have to be on the other side of the aisle as the Speaker of the House. In that scenario who's giving and who's getting what?

Then you have Mitt Romney. He's another one that can't seem to stay the course. Lets just say we ignore the fact that he's the least socially conservative Mormon east, west, north or south of Salt Lake City. It is still pretty hard to ignore the rest. As Governor he signed on to bring Universal Health Care to that same messed up state full of liberal rationalizers that elected Scott Brown. He was motoring along in the campaign of 2008 when it was really only him and McCain left running with any steam (because Huckabee, playing back-up saxophone in that jazz trio wasn't going to get much closer to the White House then a woman in a red dress not on the guest list, er . . . then a . . . you get the idea). So what does Romney do? He bows out gracefully against the mushier RINO moderate. You know, that old guy who almost didn't make it out of Iowa without first going bankrupt. The guy who, let me just say to you "my friend" was clearly not prepared to go the distance against Obama. That guy, McCain, who now faces a primary challenger in his own Senate reelection.

As much ballyhoo has been made of Sarah Palin resigning as Alaska's Governor when she had some really treacherous liberal character-assassins stalking and gunning for her every day, making her life miserable and rendering her ineffectual as governor, I find it mind-boggling that Romney doesn't receive any criticism for backing out of the race against the other guy in his own party. How can he still be a "viable" candidate if she isn't? More importantly, how can he represent conservative values when he gave up the fight so quickly and easily to an obvious "moderate" a.k.a. RINO like McCain?

And although I see him blend his charisma and his economic and analytic wonkiness in a way that could deliver some good results in our current crisis, I can't overlook the choices that again point to some really flawed judgment on his part.

Both of these guys are legendary DEAL MAKERS and frankly, that's the biggest problem with the Republican party over the last 20 years. Too many compromises is what got us where we are today and what drew too many Republicans into an unprincipled middle of the road with no real ideology supporting their thought process other than "we need a bigger tent". The middle of the road is not a safe place to be this political season. You will get run over by traffic in both the left and right lanes.

If you are reading the news, even wading through the irrelevant garbage of the mainstream Media, you are probably aware that we face a series of military and economic crises on multiple fronts. The situation that the 2012 President inherits will be far worse than the supposed "Bush" mess that Obamakins have been crabbing about incessantly. We are going to need someone who has a clear vision, moral courage and an ability to lead right out of the gates. I haven't seen that person yet. And although we would all benefit from the reincarnation of Ron W. Reagan, that just isn't going to happen. It certainly didn't happen at CPAC this year and maybe not even next year for that matter.

As I read Craig Shirley's book about a small portion of Reagan's great history I am reminded that he was self-made, but he was not made overnight. He had been on the political scene at state and national level for DECADES before he finally emerged as the leader we most remember in the campaign in 1980.

But then there is another thought, do we need another strong President like Reagan? After all the Executive Branch received it's power from NOT Article I but Article II of the Constitution. Our government was designed to rely on that Executive branch in a crisis and otherwise validate Congressional activity, ie. legislation. One could argue that the Constitution and therefore the Framers' intent defines the Executive office as one of the lesser of the three branches. Article I defines the Legislature. It is Congress that must be the initiator of change. And perhaps with ethical leadership in the House and Senate doing only what is essential and Constitutionally allowed for our country and no more, coupled with a Chief Executive who knows how to get out of their way if and when they are doing the hard and good work for our nation and a Judiciary that doesn't attempt to legislate from the bench, perhaps then we can avoid the real crisis looming large and near on our horizon. Pretty big wish list, I know. One wish at a time. Let's start with the big one in November.

Representative Mike Pence doesn't even want to move out of what is about to become a majority leadership position in the House to make a run at Evan Bayh's open Senate Seat. I see Congressman Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor more than I see Senators from my own state. Conservatism is back on the ascendancy. There are nearly 500 leadership positions in the Federal government and we need a majority of conservative and Constitutional leaders in those positions. 2010 can start to set that stage.