Saturday, April 25, 2009
So I’m reading the 9,324th story on the absolutely ridiculous “ethics complaint”against Sarah Palin, filed by operatives of the DNC, namely Sondra Tomkins, who is aided by Shannyn Moore, Jeanne Devon, and Linda Biegel.
Standard boilerplate left wing lunacy. This time written by so-called “professor” Amanda Coyne, who runs the Alaska Dispatch, a small internet newser, that’s main purpose seems to be printing attacks against the Governor.
Nothing surprising there, as Coyne has turned her hate into a cottage industry. Between her unbalanced and unhinged hate for Palin, she also spends time attacking Palin’s supporters, and filling the pages of the left wing Huffington Post with her rants.
Thinking about Coyne, made me think of her husband, and his ties with the Anchorage Daily News, which itself has turned into nothing more than a house organ for the Obama administration.
The ADN, as it is known, goes out of it’s way to print smears about the Governor, and any other Republican. They go so far as to help the aforementioned Moore, Devon, and Biegel coordinate well placed comments, from out of state bloggers, posing as angry Alaskans in their comment sections, trying to create a false sense of anger at Palin. The ADN even recycles stories, under new headlines, just to make sure all of the out of state bloggers, and newspaper columnists, get enough space to rant.
Now of course, thinking about the ADN, got me thinking about it’s parent company, McClatchy.
McClatchy is a very left wing outfit, that publishes 30 newspapers all across the country. They have always been a liberal bunch, most big newspapers seem to be. But during the last election cycle McClatchy moved hard to the left, and started shilling for the hard left’s causes. And Barack Obama.
A year or so ago, McClatchy stock was worth a little over $12 a share. Friday the stock closed at 53 cents a share, and Moody’s downgraded their credit rating, calling their $2.2 billion debt, “unsustainable”.
Now of course, McCaltchy is not alone. Many of the nation’s largest newspapers are in deep trouble. And they all have one thing in common. They have all become shills for the left, in a big way.
You know man has sacrificed himself for what he felt was a greater cause since the beginning of time. Even for noble causes. The old greater good.
Now of course, we are more familiar with suicide warriors like the Japanese Kamikaze pilots, and the Germans who became the human guidance systems of missiles at the end of WWII.
Nowadays, we think of Muslim extremists who strap bombs on themselves, and walk into a crowd of civilians, or military, and blow themselves up.
All three of these groups have one thing in common. They were/are in the throws of defeat, and this was/is a last ditch attempt to win.
Now I know some folks will say the reason these newspapers are dead and just too dumb to lay down, is because of the economy, or (gasp) the internet.
Now that would be a good argument, except for some stubborn facts. One, there are plenty of good newspapers across the country, newspapers that print straight news, you know: Facts. These papers are still making money. And, they have been able to keep advertisers, as well as create an online presence.
But this problem isn’t just with newspapers.
One of the well know bottomless money pits in left wing broadcasting is Air America. 10's of millions of dollars have been flushed down that toilet. And it is a complete failure. It’s basically NPR, except funded by rich liberals. On second thought, it is exactly like NPR!
But AM talk radio isn’t a dying breed, internet, or not. In fact, there are many talk show hosts that do quite well, and have used their talk shows to move into TV gigs, book writing, and so on.
Any radio station that carries Rush, Hannity, Levin, Beck, or Ingraham, pretty much has it made.
So, as we see, even in a poor economy, it’s possible for radio to make money.
Well, then what about TV?
Now we have come to realize that NBC and MSNBC have an agenda. The Chairman of their parent company, Jeffrey Immelt, is a member of Barack Obama’s advisory group, and General Electric, the parent company, stands to make billions of dollars if they can get Obama and Congress to push through all sorts of, so called, green legislation. GE makes a lot of the implements of the green movement. Machines that, unless mandated, have limited value or desirability.
So one can understand why NBC and MSNBC are now part of White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibb’s, staff.
Immelt appears to have instigated a plan to take the once respectable NBC, and it’s sister networks and turn them into propaganda tools of the left. And for his trouble, he has all but destroyed the value of General Electric with it’s stock down 62 percent since last year.
But again, at least one can see an end game. It’s not very ethical, of course, and has the ability to destroy democracy, but at least we know about it, and can understand that it’s just good old fashioned greed, thrown in with the almost cartoonish left wing loonacy from the anchors and guests on the two main networks!
Never mind the week long assault of “green” on all of the NBC/Universal networks pushing the global warming hoax.
But what is CBS and ABC’s excuse? Both networks are losing viewers, with CBS being in last place for a long time. And yet, with few exceptions, these networks tow the democrat party line. Much of the time skewing hard left.
And how about CNN? CNN started the 24 hour news craze. They were the only game in town for some time. Now they always tilted to the left, but since Barack Obama became the nominee, and now the President, they took a hard left turn.
And how have they been rewarded? They are now number 4 out of 4 major cable news networks. Their own sister network, Headline News, which basically has headlines running on a loop all day, beats them!
During the recent coverage of the April 15th tea party protests, both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central, who do fake news and satire, had more viewers than any of the prime time CNN shows!
But cable news isn’t bad business. Fox News, which at least attempts to play it straight, and clearly tells you the difference between their hard news offerings, and their night time opinion shows, has more viewers than the other three networks, combined.
Now even a simple minded guy like me can look at the facts and figure out that the paying customer isn’t all that excited about a steady diet of left wing rants, like one finds on the various radio station or TV channels, or reads in the newspapers mentioned above.
In fact, it’s pretty easy to understand why all of these media outlets are either going broke, or causing a significant financial drain on their parent companies.
The question is why?
Why are these media outlets doing this?
Now, during WWII, the Japanese and Germans were desperate. They had almost no hope in winning a conventional war. So many brave men were persuaded to sacrifice themselves for the cause.
We see the same thing today, with the Muslim extremists. They have very little in real technology, and weaponry. They honestly have no hope of ever winning a conflict against any well trained army, and yet, out of desperation, they use their own lives, sacrificing them to inflict death and terror upon the world. Hoping to win some kind of victory.
Now I ask, isn’t the left wing media, the so called mainstream media, doing basically the same thing? I mean they have sacrificed profits, the lifeblood of any business.
The investors, some willingly, and some not, have sacrificed their personal wealth to keep these left wing outlets going.
Years after it made a lick of sense.
So, could it be that the left is really that desperate?
I mean they all are crowing like they won some big victory in November. But did they?
With protests in the streets, and Barack Obama’s falling poll numbers, it’s obvious that whatever they did in November, the gains are quickly being lost.
Now this left turn didn’t happen yesterday, but the media has went all in since November.
So you tell me, is this continual abandonment of all sane business practices, in order to spread left wing propaganda and lies, the last attempt of desperate liberals?
A sacrifice for the cause?
Or just plain insanity!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I wrote this earlier in the year, and posted it on my other blog at Townhall.com, but frankly, this fits right in with the theme of choice, and my ongoing open letters to Republicans in office. This was going on during the 2008 Presidential and the Republican party chose to stand back, and do nothing. John McCain's campaign chose to stand back, and do nothing, as well.
So what happened? The democrats were able to smear the reputation of a great Governor, with nothing but lies. And at least one of them, Senator Kim Elton benefited from pay-for-play with Obama.
And as always, the Republicans proved to be worthless at protecting their own.
Now since I originally posted this story, the Alaskan democrats tried to force one of the "troopergate" co-conspirators, Beth Kerttula, down Governor Palin's throat, as the replacement for Kim Elton. However, Governor Palin said no, and literally asked for resumes from any registered democrats in Juneau, Elton's district, who might be interested in being a Senator!
After much wrangling, Governor Palin was able to convince the democrats that it was in their best interest to accept former Juneau Mayor, Dennis Egan, whose father was Alaska's first Governor, rather than any of the four choices they had put out there, including their first choice, Beth Kerttula.
Long before Americans learned about the sorted tails of, now impeached, Governor Rod Blagojevich, and his attempt to sell the Senate seat vacated by now President Barack Obama, there was a much more nefarious plot taking place in our northern most state.
Anyone who was not on another planet during the past election cycle heard the words “troopergate” blasting from their television, or saw the words staring ominously at them from their newspapers. But how many know what the real story was, or how it grew so big?
Well, in the interest of brevity, the simple answer was, Governor Palin fired Walt Monegan, the Public Safety Commissioner of Alaska. Actually fired is not quite correct. She was displeased with his continual insubordination, especially on budget issues, and his penchant to continually try and do end runs around her office. So, she offered him job reassignment. When he refused, she took action.
Now there is a back story to this, as there always is. At the same time this was going on, Governor Palin’s sister, was having trouble with her ex-husband, State Trooper Michael Wooten. This is a troubled fellow, who had a history of violence with his ex-wife, having threatened to kill her, and the Governor’s father, and the Governor herself. He also tazered his son once, and had been caught driving his patrol car drunk. This fellow is not trooper of the month material.
Now, before we go any further in the story, and get to the good parts, let me make sure everyone knows one thing. Trooper Wooten is still Trooper Wooten. He is still on the job!
Now with that said, in Alaska, there are some politicians that never let a good crisis or story angle go to waste. So, after Mr Monegan was fired, the story was cooked up, that Governor Palin fired him because he wouldn’t show Trooper Wooten the door. The same Trooper Wooten who is still employed.
Pretty soon these democrats set the wheels in motion for the Grand Inquisition. A nice show trial for the Alaskan people. All was well with the world.
Then a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Senator John McCain, who just happened to be running for President, took a lot of grass roots American’s advice, and chose Governor Sarah Palin to be his Vice Presidential running mate. That set the wheels in motion for some serious hijinx.
At this time, let me introduce you to a key player in this story, and the recipient of the pay, for the play, Alaska State Senator, Kim Elton. Elton, along with Senator Hollis French, Stephen Branchflower and Beth Kerttula were the democrats in charge of the show trial.
Some background on Kim Elton, and his ties to the Obama campaign.
Elton is a long-time friend of Pete Rouse, who was Senator Obama’s chief of staff and campaign advisor. (Rouse currently serves in the White House as a Senior Advisor.) Rouse and Elton worked together in Juneau in the late 1970s on the staff of Alaska Republican Lt. Gov. Terry Miller.
According to CNN reports, after Governor Palin was selected for the GOP ticket, the Obama campaign contacted the PSEA Union that represented Trooper Wooten and filed a phony complaint against her.
Although the hearings were set for sometime in 2009, Townhall’s Amanda Carpenter reported in September of 2008 : French, Elton, and Branchflower were hard at work, looking to make this an “October surprise”. Even though the investigation was ongoing, French was already describing it as “damaging,”
Even though this report was far from done, French was calling it a “game changer”. Something that would “perhaps even cause Palin's impeachment as Governor-- a game-changing outcome that would certainly increase the Democrats chances of winning the White House in November.”
The partisanship was so strong by the democrats that Alaska’s Speaker of the House, John Harris requested a special meeting with the Legislative Council, but his request was refused. The witch hunt was on.
At that point five Alaska Legislators, Rep. Wes Keller, Rep. Mike Kelly, Rep. Bob Lynn, Sen. Fred Dyson, and Sen. Tom Wagoner, filed suit in state superior court in Anchorage against French, Elton, Branchflower and the Alaska Legislative Council in order to halt the investigation of Governor Sarah Palin and others because the investigators had lost all appearance of impartiality required under the Alaska Constitution.
Elton, in a local radio interview, went so far as to describe Governor Palin as “criminal”.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Senator Elton donated $2250 to the Obama campaign, but failed to disclose this to the Legislative Council and he continued to preside over the Council with respect to the investigation, refusing to convene meetings of the Council at the request of a majority of the Council’s membership.
It was obvious that Senator Elton was vested in the outcome of the Presidential race and played smear politics with Governor Palin’s reputation in order to help sway the election.
Senator Elton continued to work as hard as possible to destroy Governor Palin, and help his good friend Barack Obama win the presidency by allowing Stephen Branchflower, their handpicked investigator, to write the report before witnesses were even interviewed, misconstrue certain evidence and disregard evidence that was helpful to Governor Palin.
Minutes after the Branchflower Report was publicly released, Elton told the Anchorage Daily News that perhaps people will know how to vote in November. The report was released October 31, 2008 four days before the 2008 Presidential election.
Now we know what the outcome of the 2008 election was. Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States. But what became of all of this business in Alaska concerning Governor Palin?
Well after all sorts of histrionics, it turns out, that even the highly partisan, totally biased Branchflower Commission had to say that Governor Palin was well within her rights to fire Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. As with any political appointee, the Public Safety Commissioner serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Which in practice means that Governor Palin could fire him at any time, for any reason whatsoever, or no reason at all.
Now, Branchflower included some wording that admonished the Governor, still clinging on to the smear tactics to the bitter end, but the bottom line, even the democrats had to confess, Palin had done nothing wrong.
Within days of the election, the Juneau Empire, the capitol city’s newspaper, reported that a separate report by the personnel board cleared Governor Palin of any ethics violations, stating: "There is no probable cause to believe that the governor, or any other state official, violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act in connection with these matters"
As if to punctuate the point further, Timothy Petumenos, an independent investigator for the Alaska Personnel Board, further said this: “Branchflower used a wrong statute as the basis for his conclusions, misconstrued the available evidence and did not consider or obtain all the material evidence to reach a proper finding.”
He went on further to state that his investigation included much more data, including additional e-mails of state personnel, including Palin.
Petumenos concluded that Palin did not seek the trooper's firing after she became Governor. He stated: "Also absent from the evidence reviewed is any assertion that the Governor directed anyone in the Department of Public Safety to terminate Trooper Wooten, or directed anyone on her staff to seek the termination of Trooper Wooten,"
Of course, and again, the best evidence of this is the fact that Trooper Wooten, is still, Trooper Wooten!
Now even though Governor Palin was cleared of all charges, the deed was done. Her reputation, 4 days before the election of a US President, had been tarnished.
And obviously, the newly elected President of the United States, Barack Obama is very pleased with the good work that Kim Elton, Hollis French, Stephen Branchflower, and Beth Kerttula performed.
And for his part, Senator Kim Elton was rewarded by the Obama administration with a plum assignment in the US Interior Department, where he will serve as Director of Alaska Affairs under Secretary Ken Salazar. Obviously, this is of concern, because in his position Elton will be able to interfere with many environmental and energy initiatives that Governor Palin, and the Alaskan people want, as many of these do not fit well with the left wing of the democrat party’s agenda.
The bottom line is this. Barack Obama has clearly paid off Kim Elton for “services rendered”
On the behalf of Mr. Obama, Mr Elton, with his cast of co-conspirators clearly succeeded in interfering with the election of a United States President.
The only question that remains is this:
If the Illinois legislature impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich for ATTEMPTING to wrongly influence who would end up being the person to take President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat, what is the punishment for conspiring to destroy a sitting state Governor, and Vice Presidential candidate?
Especially since the eventual winning Presidential candidate has direct ties to the efforts to destroy the Governor, and throw the election in his favor.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
In my last entry I pointed out it is a time for choosing. A time for the Republican party to figure itself out. Does the Republican party want to remain the minority party for the rest of it’s existence, floating both toward moderatism and mediocrity, or does it want to become the political powerhouse it once was?
Does the Republican party want to again be the party that stands side by side with the American people on every issue, or does it want to continue it’s headlong rush into being nothing more than “democrat lite”?
Here’s a big hint for you: When the voter is only given the choice between an imitation, (or “democrat lite”) and the real thing, even when it makes no sense whatsoever, they will vote for the genuine article! And the 2008 presidential campaign as run by John McCain is a textbook case. A shining example. A strong testimony, if you will, of this fact.
On every major issue that was on the voter’s mind in 2008, McCain was simpatico with Obama.
But, we have beat that dead horse to a pulp. Let’s just leave it at this: RINOs, the country club, blue blooders, the “moderates”, simply have no place in power, in the Republican party. They’re always on the wrong side of history, and have been for at least the last 50 years.
So, what can we do?
It’s easy to just stand here and shout: “Be like Ronald Reagan!”
But that’s not enough.
The United States is in peril. Our very way of life is being ripped apart. The people who occupy the majority in Congress, and sit in the White House have planned for this for decades. They waited until, for the first time in history, they could have an unstoppable majority. Now that they do, everything that has been on their wish list for the last half century is being brought out, and imposed on the public. All of it out of the communist handbook.
And yes, these people are communists. As soon as the Republican party leaders figure this deal out, and quit trying to be collegial with them, the better. The democrat party means to destroy you! They mean to destroy all of us. Wake up, smell the coffee, and get serious. The barbarians have breached the gate. The fox is already in the hen house.
It is a time for choosing!
Now, one should never bring up tons of problems, without at least attempting to offer some solutions. So, let me attempt to offer some serious solutions, as well as some tactical advice.
Learn how to defend yourself and other Republicans!
This is key.
In my lifetime, I have never seen the outright hatred thrown at a candidate that I have Governor Sarah Palin, of Alaska. Governor Palin was chosen to be our 2008 Vice Presidential candidate. She is a sharp, highly competent woman, with a long and distinguished career in government.
The second Governor Palin was announced, the long knives came out from the democrats. The amount of lies that were told about her were simply unfathomable. And yet, no lie was too outrageous to be told by the media: Over, and over, and over.
Of course, complete malpractice by the McCain campaign, and the moderates there, didn’t help anyone’s cause.
Even better, instead of circling the wagons, and going to her defense with the intensity of the allies taking Normandy, all of the moderates, the Peggy Noonans and the Kathleen Parkers of the world actually piled on, shortly followed by members of the McCain campaign! Of course, owing to the fact they might possibly be the most incompetent campaign team ever, it’s obvious they needed to blame someone!
Let me tell you something, and you need to understand this completely. If Sarah Palin was a democrat, and Republicans had tried to smear her with the amount of hate, lies, and innuendo that was thrown her way, and continues to be thrown her way, they would have started WWIII!
You see, democrats are not like Republicans. Republicans want to win elections, or at least they say they do. But, they also want to be liked. They want it to be said that they “played nice”. Well, how is that working out for you so far?
Here’s how the democrats work. They don’t want to just win elections. They want to destroy all opposition!
Once they pick a target, like Sarah Palin, they don’t just want to beat her in the competition at the polls. Oh no, they want to completely and totally destroy her! They don’t just want to enjoy the fact she was beaten as the VP candidate.
The democrats want to totally destroy her career. They currently have paid operatives in Alaska that find some new “outrage” every single day!
They also want to destroy her family. I mean who knows, one of them might get into politics some day. That Piper sure has potential!
The mafia, as well as conquering hordes used to do the same thing. They would kill the family of the target, so they couldn’t rise up against them someday and seek a reckoning.
Now, here’s the deal. Governor Palin isn’t the only Republican targeted for destruction.
All of you are!
Let’s look at our last presidential candidate, the RINO’s RINO, John McCain. The “Maverick”. McCain was the darling of the media. Oh man! According to every democrat, he was the only “reasonable” Republican on earth!
By God, if only the Republican party would run John McCain! They all pledged their vote and support.
Until, of course, he ran!
The NY Times, which had endorsed McCain in the primary, showed their support by running a made up story of an affair he supposedly had. And that was they nicest thing the left did to him!
Life long friends in Congress, democrat friends, turned on him. Now he was a “right wing fanatic” and a “racist” ( A catch-all term liberals throw out there when they can’t think of something clever to call a Republican.)
Of course, we should have learned that lesson almost a decade earlier. When George W Bush was Governor of Texas, he was well known for being able to work with democrats. There was a decent relationship between them. So, when he ran as a “uniter, not a divider” he had a long track record of being just that.
President Bush laid out the welcome mat at the White House. Most famously inviting Teddy Kennedy over to movie night, and allowing him to basically write the education bill.
So, how was he repaid?
Why, like all democrats repay such kindness: Bush was compared to Hitler, the devil, and Charles Manson, an a daily basis!
The question is, do you want this kind of thing to keep happening, or are you ready to stand up and start defending yourselves?
It is a time for choosing.
“Rules For Radicals” the democrat party’s Sun Tzu. Learn it, live it, love it!
Saul Alinsky was born in Chicago to Russian-Jewish parents. He was a lifelong communist, dedicated to overthrowing our government, and installing a communistic form instead. Alinsky is also known as the “father of community organizing”. Hmm, let’s see, Chicago, community organizing, communism. Now just where have we heard of this kind of guy before?
Alinsky wrote many books, and was a professor. Many, if not most of the democrat elite worshiped the guy. Some, like Hillary Clinton, also from Chicago, actually studied under him. But whether they were able to attend his lectures, or just read his many books, you can bet every single democrat in politics knows his work, and is on board with his teachings. Including Obama, whose mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, also of Chicago, brought the words of Alinsky with him to Hawaii.
The most revered book among democrats is Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals”. This is their bible, their playbook, their “Sun Tzu The Art of War”. They utilize principles Alinsky taught on a daily basis. They use them to great effect against Republicans, and especially the ones who are popular, like Sarah Palin. In fact, she has been getting the full monty from these denizens of hate.
If the Republicans ever want to become a national party again, they need to pick themselves up a copy of “Rules” and read it intently. Again, this is the left’s blueprint. They base everything they do, politically, on the teachings from Alinsky’s book.
The only way to defeat the enemy is to learn their tactics, learn them well, and then use them against them. Until the Republican party gets as good at understanding Alinsky’s works, and is able to not only counteract their efforts but actually use the “Rules” against the democrats, they will be fighting a losing battle.
Now Alinsky’s books are many, and his writings voluminous, but here are the basic “Rules”. They are pretty self explanatory:
Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.
Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people.
The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.
Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”
Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.
Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”
Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.
(When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.)
Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”
Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
According to Alinsky, the main job of the community organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”
Obviously, the democrats use Rule 11 quite often. Think Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, or any other effective conservative. And remember, everyone in the media has read, and uses Alinsky’s “Rules:” on a daily basis too!
So again, you have a choice, do you want to remain insignificant, or, as a party, do Republicans want to learn how to fight fire with fire?
This is a time for choosing.
Stop buying into dumb democrat ideas! Or worse, trying to put a “Republican spin” on them!
One of the absolutely stupidest things Republicans do on a daily basis is buy into democrat lunacy!
Let’s take the so-called “global warming” scam for instance. Now let me say right here, if you think global warming, or “climate change” is real and a problem, you need to go away right now!
It’s time for you to retire and write that book you’ve always talked about!
At the very least you should be made to spend a week with Senator Jim Inhofe while he tries to educate you on the basics of actual science.
Global warming is a scam. One doesn’t have to look far to see the socialist/communist reasoning behind it.
But past that, think about one of the big boogy-men of these people: Carbon dioxide. Now anyone who actually went to school before the democrats got complete control of it, learned in the earliest grades that as humans, we breath in oxygen, and exhale carbon dioxide. As does every living mammal.
Of course, if one is closed up in a tight room, without much oxygen, eventually the carbon dioxide will displace the oxygen, and you will die. But thankfully, when God designed this deal, this planet we call earth, he created plant life.
You see plants do just the opposite. They “breath in” carbon dioxide, and “exhale” oxygen. They are indeed, nature’s Co2 scrubbers!
Now this horrible Co2, the bad thing that will destroy all life as we know it? Most of it occurs naturally, and has nothing to do with industrialization. And by most, I mean over 80 percent.
But more importantly, all of our ecosystem needs Co2 to survive.
But the left will have you believe that carbon dioxide is the worst element ever discovered!
Again, only a fool would believe this, or in the global warming myth. And if you look at the actual “carbon footprint” of hypocrites like Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, and most of Hollywood, you’ll see they don’t believe what they are selling either.
It’s junk science at it’s very worse.
And yet, a while back, I look up, and here’s our man, Newt, sitting on a bench with Nancy Pelosi in a commercial about global warming! Now, of course, conservatives lost their minds over this!
What was Newt’s answer? “Well, we can’t just sit on the sidelines” “We must find a ‘better’ way of tacking the problem”
Uh, no Newt, we don’t!
Trying to deal with stupidity in a better way, is still stupidity!
When the left comes up with something as insane as global warming, Republicans need to stop rushing in to try to put their fingerprint on a solution. (To a nonexistent problem!) The correct answer when someone like Al Gore trots out something as idiotic as global warming, is to call him on it!
After years of running around, spreading hysteria over a hoax, a hoax he stands to make a fortune on, by the way, Al Gore has yet to actually engage in debate! There are standing offers to debate this windbag, including seven figure incentives that would be donated to charity.
But Gore indignantly pouts that the science is settled, and there is nothing to talk about. And the best part? Not a single Republican has really, seriously called this charlatan out on this. Not a single one.
This global warming nonsense has so many holes in it that it looks like Swiss cheese! And yet, Republicans are right there along with the democrats, trying to “figure it out”! There’s nothing to figure out. It’s a HOAX!
Global warming is only the most ridiculous thing to come down the pike lately. There are numerous things that democrats come up with daily that are complete and total lunacy. But leave it to Republicans to jump in and try to fix it in the “Republican way”.
Until Republicans learn how to stand back, and recognize stupidity, and then call the democrats out on it, they will be a minority party.
Republicans have to learn that it’s OK to just say NO!
Now, that doesn’t mean you sit on the sidelines and just let the democrats run with it. Nothing scarier than a democrat with a stupid idea. If left unchecked, it’ll become law!
Nope, what Republicans must learn how to do, is see something idiotic, like global warming, and call it for what it is. In fact, something as silly as global warming would be the perfect time to use what you learned from community organizer Saul Alinsky! Rules number 5 and 11 come to mind here!
Now, before you write this part of my commentary off, please understand that democrats do this to you on a daily basis. There are a lot of serious issues that Republicans want to engage the nation in, and democrats routinely just flatly refuse to engage. Instead, offering nothing but ridicule.
Terrorism and energy independence are a couple that just get poo-poo’ed by the democrats as “silly” as they move on about their daily business.
Until Republicans learn how to not take the bait on every silly thing the democrats come up with, they will be a minority party.
Stop being the party of “me too”!
It is a time for choosing.
My next commentary will include some answers to some really tough issues. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
You know, I generally like, and support Senator John Cornyn. He has been a great Senator, and was outstanding as Attorney General of Texas. So it pains me to have to write this entry.
In fact, as part of my continuing series on the time for choosing in the Republican party, I had something completely different planned for this spot.
But Senator Cornyn has made a choice that must be addressed.
Cornyn is the NRSC chair. A powerful position where he decides who the GOP will and won't support as senatorial candidates. While I was happy to see him in this position, I must say I am completely disappointed in the results.
Senator Cornyn has announced that he will support Senator Arlen Spector in his bid for re-election over Pat Toomey in the Republican primary.
In a letter to Pennsylvania Republicans Cornyn said this:
"My job as head of the NRSC is to guide the GOP back to a majority in the Senate,"
"I can't do that without Arlen Specter. With him as our nominee, I can target our campaign resources toward beating Democrats and growing the Senate Republican Conference."
The implications of his statement are pretty clear. If The folks in the Keystone State want a Republican in the Senate, they better stay on board with Specter.
One has to ask Senator Cornyn if that means, should Pat Toomey defeat Senator Specter in the primary, he can expect no support from the national party?
As I have discussed at length, the RINOs in our party are destroying it. Arlen Specter, along with John McCain, Susan Collins, and Olympia Snowe are a big problem. They rarely vote with the Republican party on serious issues.
Instead, they look to forge alliances that normally go against solid conservative principals, as well the general public's wishes.
Remember, it was Specter, Collins, and Snowe who gave us the huge porkulus bill, or as it's better known: The Generational Theft Act Of 2009. These three stood between a solid victory for the American people, and a huge defeat for Obama's insane agenda, and passage of the bill. They stood with Obama, and against the people.
I am seriously doubting that the Republican party has a clue what it will take to return to greatness. They have forgotten that it was conservatism, true Ronald Reagan type conservatism, that made the GOP a national powerhouse!
Before Reagan, the GOP was a footnote. The democrats had a 40 year stranglehold on Congress. Reagan started a revolution that lasted until the Republicans lost their way, and drifted back towards moderatism and mediocrity. The country club blue bloods, the RINOs, have wrested control of the party from the conservatives, and have made the party irrelevant.
I for one, am not amused. The Republicans are all that stand between us, and a totalitarian communist government run by the democrats. I want the Republicans to be strong, to win, and to be the party of Ronald Reagan!
Ain't gonna happen with people like Arlen Specter in the party.
If you agree, get in touch with Senator Cornyn. Be respectful, but make sure he understands that this is one of the biggest mistakes he has ever made. Cornyn is a good man, but even good men do the wrong things from time to time.
It is a time for choosing, and it seems we need to help Senator Cornyn make the proper choice. Not just for the party, but for America.
Senator Cornyn can be reached at:
202-224-2934 in DC
202-228-2856 by fax
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
In October of 1964 Ronald Reagan addressed the Republican National Convention and a television audience. At the time America was headed into liberalism in a big way. Democrats were looking to grow the government in ways our founders never dreamed of. The "Great Society" was upon us.
Reagan, a newly minted Republican, remarked that he didn’t leave the democrat party, the party left him.
Reagan spoke of American exceptionalism and determination. He spoke of conservatism. He also spoke of the evils of liberalism, and communism.
Reagan’s speech, entitled "A Time For Choosing" is one of his best works. It is considered as the real awakening of the conservative movement. It is so iconic, it has come to be know as simply, "The Speech". And if you have never seen it, you cannot call yourself a conservative.
Ronald Reagan gave this most inspiring of speeches, in support of Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. While conservatives were moved with Reagan’s common sense, wisdom, and patriotism, it fell on the deaf ears of the party elite: The blue blood, country club Republicans. Those today we conservatives call RINOs (Republicans In Name Only)
It would be 16 years more of moving towards socialism, and really poor government. This culminated in the total disaster known as the Jimmy Carter presidency, a complete and total mess that we are still feeling the ramifications of to this day! Think Community Reinvestment Act, and Radical Islam.
So, how did Ronald Reagan finally become President? Well, he basically followed the principles he set forth in his 1964 speech! President Reagan won two record landslide elections, including a 49 state win in 1984, by stressing solid conservatism to every single American, no mater the sex, race, or religious creed.
What Reagan knew then, just as we know now, is that conservatism is universal. It doesn’t belong to any party. Conservatism is a concept of freedom, and accomplishment. That all men should be free of tyranny, from oppression. All men should have an equal chance in life. Reagan knew that conservatism stresses the fact that we get all of our rights from our God, not from the government of man. Reagan knew that the Constitution was a covenant between the government and it’s citizens, that limited the power of government, not it’s citizens.
Reagan knew that government wasn’t the answer, but indeed was the problem. In that regard, things have only gotten worse since Reagan’s days in office.
But you know what else about Reagan and his historic wins?
Reagan never pandered. He didn’t sit around and think up ways to appeal to this group or that group. He didn’t worry about having one message for one crowd or another. He had but one message: The message of conservatism, true conservatism.
Again, conservatism is universal. The concept of conservatism works for every single group of people. White, black, Hispanic, etc. Straight, gay, male, female, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, it doesn’t matter. Conservatism works for every single human being.
Now, let’s fast forward a bit. Even though Ronald Reagan was the most successful President in our lifetimes, the Republicans didn’t learn their real lesson. We ended up with a moderate Republican President. Not a bad man. In fact a very good man. But a moderate none the less.
That of course led us to Bill Clinton. Clinton was a disaster from the get go, including his weak answer to bombing of the World Trade Center. In fact, his poor performance led to the second conservative revolution in 1994, spearheaded by Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, and others.
Using solid conservative principles, the Republicans were able to balance the budget, pass welfare reform, and other common sense legislation. In fact, they did so well, that the common man on the street credited Clinton, and gave him a second term!
But why did that happen? Well, easy. You see, the Republican party still hadn’t learned it’s lesson. (This is, a recurring theme, huh?) The party put up one of our greatest Americans, for sure. A bonafide World War II hero, a man of great integrity, a true statesman: Bob Dole. The only problem, is Senator Dole is a true moderate. (You know how the word liberal has become a pejorative? Well, as far as I am concerned, so has moderate!) We never had a chance.
Senator Dole never forcefully took credit for all of the great things Clinton was said to have done, that were actually accomplished by conservative Republicans.
Now, thankfully, we then saw George Bush, another fine man. A decent man. But not really a conservative. But, we knew that going in. George Bush was tested under the fire of war, and performed brilliantly, keeping America safe. Something no one thought was possible right after 9/11.
The Republicans had control of Congress, as well. But, it wasn’t the same Republicans. Maybe they had been in Washington too long. Or maybe real conservatives left. Whatever the reason, the RINOs came to power, and conservatism, real conservatism was in exile again.
Now for sure, President Bush did a whole lot more right than wrong. But being a moderate, he let a lot of things happen on his watch. Most notable, even though there are at least 34 documented calls to put Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both arms of the democrat party, in check, being a moderate, the President didn’t go to real battle with these people. And in the end, never named the names of the real culprits of the current financial crisis, instead accepting blame for the entire Republican party instead of naming all the democrats who actually caused this mess!
Which leads us to the 2008 election. Through silly Republican primary rules, and just plain insanity, the GOP showed that 44 years after Reagan’s blueprint for sure victory was written, they still didn’t have a clue. As such, we got the RINO’s RINO, John McCain! Now, John McCain is a war hero, a true American. But he is not a conservative, or even a moderate. He’s "democrat lite". A Liberal. A complete disaster.
But, just like in 1964....in September of 2008, another strong conservative walked to the podium to sing the praises of the Presidential candidate. This time in the guise of the Vice Presidential candidate. That strong conservative was Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. Her speech, like Reagan’s before her, was inspirational. Like Reagan, Governor Palin spoke from her heart. She spoke of the greatness of America. As she spoke, you could see the shining city on a hill that Reagan often spoke of.
Governor Palin spoke of American exceptionalism. The greatness of the common man. She spoke of the solid conservative principles of freedom, and self determination. She spoke of security and self reliance, not only for Americans but for America itself.
Governor Palin was a hit, as we know. Her message resonated with Americans. A once dead campaign came back to life. Donations and volunteers poured in at a record pace. Between Palin’s common sense conservatism, and the fact that of the four people on both tickets, she was the only one with chief executive experience, and lots of it, for the first time, Republicans saw a win happening.
We saw Ronald Reagan when we saw Sarah Palin. In fact, even Michael Reagan himself said so. No stronger endorsement than that.
But sadly, the RINOs were in control of the campaign, and totally misused her talents. It was incredibly disheartening for those of us who had followed the Governor before she became a nationally know figure.
Worse yet, the democrats along with their media cohorts launched an unrelenting campaign of hate, lies, and dirty tricks against the Governor, which is in high gear to this day.
In the end, the moderates had it their way. The entire "democrat lite" wing of the Republican party prevailed, as did Barack Obama, the democrat candidate.
Now, this should have never happened. Barack Obama is to the left of Joseph Stalin. This is a man who was raised by communist parents, and grand parents. Mentored by communists like Frank Marshal Davis, terrorist Bill Ayers, and racist America hating Jeremiah Wright, among others.
No way in the world should this guy gotten past McCain/Palin. But, instead of listening to the cry of conservatives everywhere, our man John McCain actually defended Obama at every turn. Apologizing when Governor Palin turned on the heat, and even worse, refusing to defend her while she, herself, was being attacked with lies, hate, and dirty tricks. Another reoccurring theme for today’s Republican party of moderates.
So, again getting whipped badly taught the Republican elite nothing. If anything, the RINOs, the country club blue blooders are trying to move even closer to the democrats and further to the left! The true definition of insanity.
Sarah Palin touched Americans like no one has since Ronald Reagan. But, the Republican party is no longer the party of Reagan. It’s the democrat party watered down. So, the elites in our party not only didn’t listen to Governor Palin, they joined in the attacks, unable to face up to their own inadequacies! Including John McCain, who to this day, never misses a chance to disrespect the Governor, all the while sucking up to his buddies in the media.
So, the die was cast.
That takes us to 2009, and CPAC. This time it was Rush Limbaugh who gave the patriotic speech. This too was iconic. No one was surprised that Fox News carried his keynote speech live, but so did CNN. This was a big deal, and rivaled both Reagan, and Palin in it’s enormity of purpose.
Like Reagan, and Palin, Limbaugh spoke of American exceptionalism. Of America and her people’s greatness. Limbaugh spoke of solid conservative values, and how those values are what made America great. He spoke of how conservatism lifts people up, and how communism oppresses people. How, as conservatives, we want to build people up to their highest potential, and how communism punishes great achievement in the name of "economic justice".
Something else Limbaugh did. Just like Ronald Reagan forcefully attacked President Lyndon Johnson, and the democrats and Sarah Palin forcefully attacked candidate Barack Obama and the democrat/communist party, he attacked President Barack Obama and the party of radicals.
And just like Reagan, and Palin, Limbaugh did it with skill, humor, and good cheer. He was angry, as we all are, but when you are on the right path, you can speak with great ease.
Something else. Just like with Ronald Reagan, and Sarah Palin, conservatives cried tears of joy as they heard Limbaugh speak! These are the words we want to hear. The crowd at CPAC was screaming and people who were watching this live in their homes were as well. These are the kind of Republicans we want! We are tired of the country club RINO. The milquetoast moderates who are stumbling all over themselves to out democrat the democrats!
It's this moderate democrat lite type of Republican that has kept the party in the minority position for most of its existence. Only when true Ronald Reagan conservatism is practiced does the Republican party prevail. And as such, the American people!
Of course, true to form, all of the RINOs chose not to get behind Limbaugh. Oh no! Just like the blue bloods did back in 1964, and really until 1980 when they attacked Reagan unmercifully, and like today’s RINOs attacked, and still attack Sarah Palin, these people attacked Rush Limbaugh with as much vigor as the democrats!
If only the RINO wing would attack democrats with such vigor!
So once again, we are at a time for choosing. As a party, do the Republican leaders want to continue to be a minority party forever, or do you want to weed out the democrat lite RINOs, and become the powerful, unstoppable party of Reagan once more?
In the coming days I will be addressing individual ideas that are on every American’s mind. Ideas that are universal in their nature, and profound in their effect. And again, it will be a time for choosing!
Time to chose to listen to what Americans, all Americans, want, or again turn a blind eye, and a deaf ear to it all, and remain an insignificant party.
There is much urgency to this decision too. This isn’t just about winning elections anymore. We are in a fight to save this nation. Barack Obama, and the democrat/communist party plan to take this nation places it was never intended to go. They are destroying everything Americans hold dear to their hearts
So, as you see, your decision is urgently needed, and you had better make the right one.
And thanks to our absolutely corrupt media, they are able to sell this to the masses.
Who can forget the recent spectacle of the Big Three auto executives being grilled with such probing and important questions by our distinguished democrat members of Congress such as: "So tell me, Mr Car Guy, did you have the temerity to fly here to Washington today?"
Well, as one might imagine, these titans of industry were duly put in their place by these servants of the people, who are, of course, as pure as the driven snow. These men who oversee multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporations, where shoved to their knees and forced to grovel at the feet of our all mighty Congress.
Never mind, that upon becoming Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, herself a pillar of virtue and restraint, demanded and received, an Air Force jet to fly her to and from her California home at her every whim. I mean we just can't have this national treasure fly commercial, can we?
My point? Well, it's obvious the democrat members of Congress have never actually held jobs, and do not understand how these things work. For corporations, and high level executives, the most valuable commodity is time. That's what The CEOs and high level managers have precious little of, time. And they and must use it wisely. Even auto executives, who are, for the most part, just die hard car guys, who absolutely love driving, have drivers who shuttle them around.
Because while they are being driven, they can work!
The same goes for flying on private jets. We all know what a hassle it is to fly commercial. We also know that planes are often delayed for many hours. A CEO who runs a major corporation, and is flying for business, cannot afford to waste his valuable time sitting in an airport, or waiting on an airplane for hours to get where they need to go. They use corporate jets because they can literally leave for important business at a moments notice, get to where they need to go quickly, work the whole way there, and then get back home quickly. Flight time from Detroit to D.C. is very short. The execs could go, meet with Congress, and be back in their office all in the span of a few hours.
In other words, these executive jets save their companies money.
Of course, what was once a symbol of great success, a source of corporate pride even, is now verboten. And besides it was great fun watching the auto executives be further humiliated by our glorious Congress, when they were forced to drive to D.C.! Never mind they wasted the better part of two days of valuable time to make the nation feel better because Congress sure showed them.
Of course, this hatred for the successful has it's major drawbacks to the economy. You see, many corporations have now, in fear, either canceled existing orders, or deciding against ordering, new corporate jets. You see, they don't want to be demonized by Congress or President Obama, who is the Cheerleader-In-Chief of the class warfare crowd. So now, aircraft manufacturers will see a downturn in business, and normal hard working Americans, who have good, well paying jobs working for the airplane manufacturers, and their many suppliers, may face cut backs in pay, overtime, and even have to deal with being laid off, because of a lack of business.
Good job Mr President. Good Job Congress.
But that's not even the point of this story. No friends, I come to talk to you about another great evil facing our nation: Corporate retreats! Now these are the sort of things that will destroy the nation, for sure!
Now in all fairness to Congress, and the corrupt media, there were some companies that took "retreats" right after taking bailout money. Those folks might have been a little arrogant, and the people certainly are not on their side.
But, there are corporate "parties", and there are corporate parties.
Let's look at the good kind of corporate function. Recently, a major bank, that received bail out money, went ahead with an annual event. A major golf tournament and party for it's executives and clients. Of course, on cue, Congress, The President, and the media were in high dudgeon over this. Liberals are generally against the death penalty, but judging by the fervor of the attacks on these bankers, one became convinced they might make an exception in this case!
I am reminded at this time of the great movie Barbarians At The Gate, which was about the ins and outs of what was, at the time, the largest hostile takeover in history, as KKR bought RJR Reynolds tobacco company. In one scene in the movie, one of the mid level executives was complaining about the lavish money spent promoting their annual tennis match, the Doral Open. And in perfect Hollywood timing, one of RJR's guests walks by smiling in appreciation of the Gucci watch he had been given as a gift for coming. It was at the point that James Garner, in the role of RJR CEO F.Ross Johnson, proclaimed with much disdain to his underling: "Well, look around here and pay attention. Every penny you think we are wasting on all of this, comes right back to us, dressed up as a nickel!"
The point being, corporate events like this pay off in big ways for the companies that sponsor them. They use them to promote their companies to the general public, as a title rights sponsor. They also invite their very best customers, as a simple thank you for your valued business. This creates loyalty, and of course, many a big sale is either closed, or started at these functions. Something else that happens, is prospective clients are also brought in as guests. These are people who can potentially bring in millions of dollars for the sponsoring company. In this case, a bank.
Truly, every penny spent has the potential to walk back through the door dressed up as a nickel.
As a drag racer, I can tell you that at every NHRA national event, just like at every NASCAR race, there are many hospitality events that happen. Every major sponsored race team will have a hospitality area for their sponsors. They use them to entertain, service, and retain major sponsors. To allow the corporate people a chance to rub elbows with the stars, or bring their clients to rub elbows.
Of course, many event sponsors will also have hospitality. I can tell you, I always looked forward to the BBQ and hospitality that Mopar had for dealers, and their select guests at the NHRA race in Houston. Chrysler, which has a zone office there, always made sure we had fun. But this wasn't just about the food. I also looked forward to networking with Mopar fans, other people in my business, and even bringing a good customer or two, to reward them, and have some fun! This created loyalty among my customers.
Now, of course, in this year of our lord, Obama, these sort of things are evil, and must be stopped at all costs! That is, unless you are Congress, or Big Union. Then all is good.
Right in the middle of all of the demagoguery, Nancy Pelosi took the corporate jet to go see the Pope at the Vatican. The democrat Congress went to their own special retreat, where they could further plot against the evil earning class of Americans. But, that is OK, because they said so.
Even better, this past week, Big Union held a retreat at one of the nicest resorts in Florida. I mean we can't have the union bosses and their associates meeting in the bitter chill of the northeast, now can we. Besides, it's tough work when you are plotting to take away the American worker's fundamental right to a secret ballot to vote on whether or not they want to belong to the brotherhood of union members. Of course, those union members, the ones who were stuck freezing up north, paid for this retreat.
Now, much like the jet airplane guys, since it is now verboten for ordinary companies, who don't have the lofty stature of Congress, or Big Union, to hold retreats, or sponsor events, there is trouble. You see, resort cities like Las Vegas, or Miami, or those beautiful California spots, are hurting big time, as company after company cancels their planned events, all to make sure they aren't hauled before a kangaroo court made up of Congress members, or risk having their mugs splashed all over the media! Now these retreats, which are always used to being booked up, are in real financial trouble. Soon, the many cooks, wait staff, and other service employees will be hurt, and possibly lose their jobs. Cab drivers will have less fairs (and tips). Local restaurants will be hurt. Cities, like Las Vegas will lose a lot of revenue. Tax revenue.
Again, thank you Congress, and thank you President Obama. This is change we can.......Oh, who am I kidding here. This is sheer lunacy!
But again, I didn't come here to really talk to you about that either. That was just the warm up, to the main course.
You see, our President, our leader, Barack Obama loves to party. He is really enjoying the trappings of being President. Nothing like being able to take his fetching First Lady on date night, aboard Air Force One, to Chicago. Or, to fly cross country, to make a show of spending more money than the history of man, at one time, when he could have easily signed the most expensive, and dangerous spending bill in history right in his Rose Garden! I mean he still would have gotten on TV, right?
The major concern though, is Mr Obama's penchant for hard partying at the White House. Recently, President Obama and guests dined on $100lb Japanese Wagyu beef. It seems that weekly parties at the White House have become standard fare. Stars like Stevie Wonder, and the Jonas Brothers are noted guests. The menu features only the finest in hoity-toity food. No nachos and beer for this bunch!
Between the Greek Tragedy that Mr Obama staged at his DNC speech in Denver, complete with styrofoam columns that reminded me of a gag out of the movie This Is Spinal Tap. To Chicago party in the park on election night, to his record setting inaugural expenses, Mr Obama has expensive taste.
Now a group called Freedom Watch, www.freedomwatchusa.org , is looking into whether the taxpayers are footing the bill for all of this extravagant partying. As Reported today in World Net Daily, Freedom Watch is asking the GSA for any and all documents that will show what this constant parade of celebrities, and Hollywood style parties is costing the taxpayer.
Currently our economy is in deep trouble. Wall Street has absolutely no confidence in Mr Obama, or his ideas. Millions of hard working Americans have seen their life savings wiped out, by events that were set in motion 30 years ago and compounded by the last democrat president. But while these hard working Americans are worried about their livelihood, this inexperienced young president, who clearly has no real clue, and has picked advisors of the same caliber, is living the high life at the White House.
America, and her people deserve better than this.