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The GOP Still Does Not Get It

Why is John McCain heading up any planned renewal of the Republican Party?  These clowns in Washington still do not get it and that is why I say, “Fire them all!”  A group of prominent Republicans that includes Eric Cantor, Mitt Romney, Haley Barbour, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush (can we please stop going to the Bush well) and John McCain are launching something called the National Council for a New America.  They are trying to sell this as some kind of grassroots movement that is a group of “congressional leaders gathering the expertise of national leaders and doers” to “engage with and empower the American people.”

John McCain, speaking on behalf of the group, said this is an effort to include as many Americans as possible” to come up with “concrete solutions for our country and our future,”  McCain also made sure to point out that this is not another “Contract with America, this is a conversation with America.”

The NCNA wants to have a conversation on the economy, health care, education, energy, and national security as their key topics.  I wonder if  John McCain will be bringing up amnesty since we know he wants to cram that down the collective American throat?  I wonder if he will discuss torture since he sides with Obama on that?  So sad coming from a man who really knows what torture can be.

The NCNA is going to be on the road conducting forums and townhalls and the whole program kicks off this weekend in Arlington, VA.  They also plan to use Twitter and Facebook which I guess they were clueless about before.  And documents that were released about the group did not include the names of Sarah Palin and John Huntsman, but Eric Cantor said it was nothing personal.  They are so clueless, I could scream.  These are the voices we care about. 

My advice to Bobby Jindal is to drop this plan.  Do not hitch your wagon to this fruitless effort.  You are traveling with the losers in the Party that have continued to drive this move towards Democrat-lite.  There is nothing grassroots here.  And having John McCain as any part of a GOP renewal already throws this effort down the drain.  What a waste of time this will be and I will not be attending any of their townhalls or forums.  How about you guys join us at our tea parties?  How about you guys try listening to the people for a change.  And please read the Constitution!

McCain Talks About Palin On Meet The Press 3-29-09

I would just like to inform Senator McCain that the groundswell movement of conservatives wanting to take back the GOP and renew it to core conservative principles that made it a once great party would like for him to shut the hell up and that we could care less what he sees as the GOP’s future or who he would like to see as president.  You blew it this Fall and you blew it because you are no conservative and tried to bamboozle the Republicans into thinking you were leaning that way.  particularly with the Sarah Palin pick as running mate.  But your actions since losing the campaign both in your political moves and treatment of Palin have been eye opening.

Senator McCain appeared on “Meet the Press” with David Gregory on Sunday and he was asked a series of questions on the direction the GOP should go in the future and who he saw in leadership.  McCain said that he likes the current division in the Party and thinks it is a positive thing.  Does anyone believe that?  He does not want the conservatives getting a foothold and he knows it.  He claims that he is ready to work with the President on immigration reform and since we know they both favor amnesty, that is not a plus in my book.  Gregory played a tape of some Republican Startegist named Mike Murphy who claimed that Reagan would not win in today’s demographic.  Why, because our country has left its principles?  This man is a bonehead. 

Finally, Gregory asked McCain if he would support Sarah Palin in 2012 if she decided to run for president and he said, “I’d like to see Sarah compete…I’d have to see who the candidates are and what the situation is at the time.”  To any thinking conservative that means, “No.”  This man still thinks he got the conservative vote because of himself.  I myself tell people that I voted for Sarah Palin, not McCain.

Senate Reaches Compromise To Sell Out America’s Future

This is another pile of bullcrap.  The Gang of Four as I will call them – Susan Collins, Arlen Specter, Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman – have crafted a “compromised” bill that they claim they can get 60 votes on.  Who are they fooling?  This is the same crap they tried to feed us before.  They thought they could balloon it to almost one trillion and then cut it back and have Americans support them.  I’ve been listening to the outrageous statements from the Gang of Four and here are some excerpts:

Ben Nelson was up first and he claimed that they have “saved the American people $110 billion dollars”.  Can you believe that?!  Saved us money!?  Well, thanks so much you blowhard!  He pointed out that the bill is now at $780 billion.  I feel so much better.  He also pointed out that there are $300 million in tax cuts.  What, I should be happy?  $300 million out of $780 billion?!  Can you tell I’m losing it here?

Next up is Susan Collins, a RINO.  She claims they are going to help hard working Americans after throwing out the 600,000 lost jobs number which all four speakers use.  My comment is if these are hard working Americans they don’t want the governments help.  Collins outlines some of the spending as $6 billion for special education and $14 billion in Pell Grants.  How do those stimulate the economy?

Arlen Specter gets up and claims there are parts of the compromise that still give him “heartburn”.  He says that there are items that really should be part of regular appropriations.  Then why support this pork-engourged non-stimulus bill?  He claims they are in there because the committee had seen fit to include them.  He claims that over-used lie that this gives tax cuts to 95% of Americans.  He also points out some spending like $1.4 billion for childcare, $1 billion for Head Start  and he said $13 billion for special education.  How does this stimulate?

Then Joe Lieberman got up and as he spoke I reached for the duct tape to hold my head together.  He called this process “unifying”.  He said that help won’t come from the private sector  and so the only place this help can come from “is the federal government”.  He said that tonight they were going to show the American people that “the US government passes the test”.  He went on to say that soon they would take on healthcare reform and climate change.  I think he must be trying to redeem his bad name with the Democrats.  What would his friend John McCain say?

Actually, I was very proud when Senator McCain got up to speak and reminded everyone that this is not really bi-partisan.  Only two Republicans have crossed over – I’m not sure where Olympia Snowe is in this thing, I thought she supported it.  He also took the veil off this bullcrap that the Gang of Four had placed there and reminded everyone that there are amendments that the Senate had already agreed to and when they are added to this compromise, the price tag is now $827 billion which if $7 billion over the bill the House passed on to them.  Sentor McCain said that if this passes it will be a “very bad day for America”.

Senator John Thune revealed that many of the targeted amendments that the Republicans put forward were defeated.  He reminded the Senate that they will be handing this debt to their children and grandchildren.

Senator Tom Coburn told those struggling out there that once they get a job they are on the hook for $12,000 and for those currently working they are already on the hook for $12,000.  “Federal workers don’t create wealth,” Coburn said.  He called it a “generational theft bill” and reminded everyone that they haven’t even fixed the housing problem.

Senator Linsey Graham pointed out that the Democrats lost 11 people in the House and more importantly, as the American people found out more about the bill, they lost the people’s support as well.

Continue to call the Senators over the weekend and tell them we still do not want their bullcrap.

Message To McCain And His Campaign

Dear Senator McCain,

Where are you?  Your VP pick is being trashed by the bumbling idiots who couldn’t run a winning campaign if they had $700 million dollars and you have said nothing.  How dare you not defend the shining star of your campaign and the only reason I and most conservatives voted for you.  I had never attended a campaign rally before or donated money to a presidential candidate before.  Sarah changed that.  Get off your butt and fight…fight…

Dear McCain campaign staff,

Shut the heck up!  We are not a bunch of bumbling idiots like you are.  Just as I didn’t believe that President-elect Obama really believed that America is made up of 57 states, I don’t believe for a minute that Sarah thought Africa was a country and not a continent.  If she ever said that it would be a gaffe just like Obama’s.  I’m also wondering how you expect the public to believe that Sarah was out spending money constantly when she was constantly campaigning and couldn’t possibly have had the time and you admitted buying several sizes in each outfit to make sure they fit.  If she was buying them, SHE WOULD HAVE TRIED THEM ON!

Come out, come out wherever you are – you cowards.  We conservatives won’t let you blame this on conservativism.  That is alive and well, while becoming Democratlites is dead.  Out with the old and in with the new I say.  Never again will we let the Democrats and media choose our candidate.  Never again will we be forced to hold up and try to pull over the finish line a candidate who destroys the party.  The future of the Republican Party will be young conservative voices like Bobby Jindal and, yes, Sarah Palin.  She was the reason your campaign did as well as it did in the voting booth.  Now go away with your tails between your legs and find gainful employment at Starbucks or The Sierra Club because politics is done for you.

Obama Campaign Keeps Changing Middle-Class Definition

Many commentators and myself have been taking some heat for declaring that Obama is going to raise taxes on the middle class.  John McCain has also been going with this point as well at rallies.  There are a few reasons why I think Obama will raise middle-class taxes.  First of all, he plans to raise capital gains taxes which will hit middle-class investors.  Raising taxes on corporations will mean higher prices for the middle-class as well.  Obama has so many new spending programs that he will be forced to get more tax revenue.  And Obama’s record does not match his rhetoric.  He has never once cut taxes on anyone and actually voted to raise taxes on singles making $42,000 annually.  I don’t trust that Obama won’t let those numbers slide downward.  Oh wait a minute, he’s already doing that.

Obama has been touting for months his tax plan that will not raise taxes “one dime” on families making less than $250,000.  We’ve all heard him say it a few thousand times.  Then he slipped up in the final debate and said, “…a middle-class tax cut for people making less than $200,000…”  Well, maybe it was just a slip…or maybe not, as is demonstrated in this new campaign ad:

So Obama really did mean $200,000.  That’s a $50,000 drop already.  And I’m sure you noticed like I did that the tax cuts for 95% of Americans has changed to be within the thresholds of having a job and paying taxes now.  Guess he finally understands that his first tax plan was welfare for non-tax payers.  So we’ve seen Obama’s tax plan change remarkably in a month.  But wait, there’s more.

Now Joe Biden is out on the stomp talking the tax plan and the middle-class is now those making $150,000 or less.  He said that yesterday in an interview.  John McCain sums up the Obama tax plan this way, “Sen. Obama has made a lot of promises.  First he said people making less than $250,000 would benefit from his plan, then this weekend he announced in an ad that if you’re a family making less than $200,000 you’ll benefit – but yesterday, right here in Pennsylvania, Sen. Biden said tax relief should only go to ‘middle class people – people making under 150,000 dollars a year.’ You getting an idea of what’s on their mind?”

You’ve been warned.

The Campaign Vocabulary Spin

As the presidential campaign comes to an end, I have started reflecting on the different verbages that have been spun in the media and both Obama’s and McCain’s campaigns.  Most of the spin has come from the liberals.  Here are a few of my favorites with the spun words and then what I interpret the vocabulary to mean:

1.  Tax cut – Coming from McCain it really means just that.  Coming from Obama it means tax credit which in actuality is welfare for non-tax payers (40% of people).

2.  Misleading – Lie or rather liar, liar pants on fire.

3.  MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN – biased liberal media rooting for Obama.

4.  Gaffe – not a stupid slip of the tongue, actual truth being spoken inadvertantly.

5.  Investment – spending.

6.  Shifting stance – flip flop.

7.  Voter fraud – cheating.

8.  Polls – a way to sway elections and unreliable.

9.  Spreading the wealth – Marxism and put more bluntly: stealing

Those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.  Please feel free to add your own observations.

Smirky Obama Sticks To Rhetoric While Fiery McCain Slams In Final Debate

Obama stuttered and stammered and smirked through a debate that he was clearly uncomfortable attending.  Every opening that John McCain never took advantage of in the previous debates he took tonight and Obama gave him plenty of openings.  One of Obama’s biggest gaffes tonight was this clear and desperate exaggeration, “John McCain’s political ads are 100% negative.”  Now my mother taught me to never use the terms “never” or “always” because you’ll end up sounding like an ass.  Yep, Obama sounded like an ass.  At least he’s an ass with a smirk.  So here we go…

First up was the economy, of course, which is looking worse every day despite the moronic bailout both these guys voted for.  Both kept to the usual talking points and want to make sure people stay in their homes, blah, blah, blah.  Obama brings up his tax cuts for 95% which I have time and time again repudiated as nonsense, but McCain fails to point that out.  I start thinking he is going to be weak again tonight.  But then McCain brings up the plumber that confronted Obama and the ultimate red flag gaffe comes up: Obama telling Joe the plumber he needs to “share the wealth”.  Right there is the spotlight on socialism and McCain mentions “spreading the wealth” over and over to great effect.  Repudiates that idea and suggests that Joe be allowed to spread the wealth himself instead of the government.  MAJOR SCORE!

Next they debate cutting certain programs since the economy is going downhill.  Neither answers the question right away.  Obama, in fact, talks more about spending and doesn’t mention any real cuts except subsidies for Medicare which doesn’t sound like the best cut to me seeing as how Medicare is presently bankrupt.  Obama reiterates that we must do his health plan and his college plan no matter what.  McCain finally talks about using his hatchet and then adds the scalpel too.  Spending freeze – Obama almost has a coronary.  Nancy Pelosi craps her pants.  Conservatives cheer!

McCain points out that Obama has never gone against his party leadership while McCain has many times.  Obama mentions groups that he has angered like the teacher’s union, but doesn’t mention anytime he went against the Democrats – because he hasn’t.  That’s what I call change!  Then they debate the tone of the campaign and there is alot of back and forth and then finally the Ayers opening comes, but McCain doesn’t take it.  I get really disappointed and then a couple minutes later McCain opens that can of whoop ass.  Obama stammers through his standard rhetoric and lies about the relationship with Ayers (I was 8, he’s a professor now, we served on a board together) and ACORN (I was just a lawyer for them once.)  McCain mentions the coming out party at Ayers house and Obama says that it is a lie basically.  Guess he wants to continue with the lie that he just happened to be invited to this party – we aren’t buying it.  Obama brings up the supporters that have yelled things at McCain/Palin rallies.  McCain defends his base and supporters while stating that the things said are wrong, but wants to make sure that all supporters are not lumped together.  Then he mentions those T-shirts Obama’s supporters have been wearing that say “Sarah Palin is a c—!”  Also mentions John Lewis claiming that McCain and Palin are segregationists and asks Obama when he will repudiate it – didn’t happen before this debate and didn’t happen tonight.  McCain also points out that Obama has spent record money on negative ads.  Obama loses on this point.  If it is truth, it isn’t smears or negative, Obama.

They talk about their running mates and free trade.  McCain takes the opening to mention that Obama won’t trade with Colombia, but will meet with Iran’s leadership.  So much for that line about not trading with countries that don’t respect human rights, Obama.  Score again for McCain!  They compare their health plans.  Obama tries to make his not sound like socialism, but we’re not stupid.  Claims that 47 million are uninsured and he will bring down costs – he has never explained in any debates how he intends to do that.  Ah, yeah Humana, you can’t charge that price for that surgery cause I, ah, said so.  Ha Ha!

Now it’s on to abortion and McCain nails Obama with the “Born Alive Act”.  Obama stammers through and mentions that there was already a law in place.  If he cared about life he would have voted for it anyway.  Why not err on the side of life?  Then they discuss education and Obama’s typical answer is throw money at it.  The government has already failed, Obama, let’s try something else.  McCain talks about choice – SCORE!  Obama speaks out against video games and tells parents to get their kids to put them down and yet, just today, I heard that Obama has placed advertisements in several of the games on the market like Madden’s new football game.  How disingenuous.  The subject of vouchers in Washington D.C. comes up and Obama lies about the superintendant’s stance and McCain has to correct him.  He also corners Obama on the fact that he doesn’t support vouchers because there are not enough and McCain asks, “So because there aren’t enough vouchers we shouldn’t have any even if they work? Got it.”

They both close in typical fashion.  Finally, a debate that wasn’t a snorefest!  And McCain did what he needed to do – win.  Barack spent most of the night smirking because he knew he was caught on many things and stammering through the same rhetoric he has offered up for months.  Nothing new here.  But we did hear some new things from McCain and he was on fire blasting through the openings that Obama kept giving him.  I found myself throughout the debate saying, “McCain should say this next” and then he would.  I especially was proud of the, “I’m not Bush.  You should have run four years ago to run against him.” 

The obvious winner: John McCain.  Watch for the biased polls to stay the same.