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A Plan For Conservatives In 2010

Divided we fall, united we stand.  That is going to be the theme for the 2010 elections.  Conservatives face a unified and strong front on the left.  After the losses we suffered in 2008, particularly the presidency, we have learned that we must move forward differently in the future and learn to use the tools that the left beat us with.  Those tools include the Internet through blogs, social networking via Facebook and Twitter and other sites; community activism and organization; and registering people to vote and ensuring they make it to the polling place.  The left used all of these tools effectively.  The good news is that conservatives have begun to master all of these weapons and we now rule Twitter and Facebook and the Tea Party Movement has demonstrated that we can protest against the best of liberal community organizing groups.

But the question remains whether conservatives can unite in the way that is required.  There is an area of contention within the conservative ranks between backing a third party or working within the Republican Party.  Although it leaves a bad taste in the mouth, based on ineptness and a lack of principles in the past, we need to work within the two party system through the Republican Party at this time and there are many reasons why.

Number one, there are many people that just vote the party line and do not pay much attention to politics and consider themselves Republicans because their spouse is a Republican or their family of origin were Republicans.  We witnessed this in NY23 with Dede Scozzafava’s name on the ballot.

Number two, we must face reality and the truth is that there is not enough time to garner the money and support needed to support a third party.

Number three, getting behind a third party means choosing a particular third party and which one would we choose?   Conservatives are a group that has people who belong to the Constitution Party, Whig Party, Libertarian Party, Conservative Party and Tea Party.  Which one do we support when all run on similar platforms?  This only serves to split our vote and as pointed out previously, we face a united foe.  Observe the left for a moment.  They fall on all different sides of various issues whether it is abortion, the War on Terrorism, Gay Marriage, fiscal responsibility, etc.  And yet they can all unite as we have observed with the healthcare insurance reform debate and subsequent bills.  This is because they are united behind the goal of power.  Ultimately, that is complete government control.  We know this to be true because we watched “principled” people receive payoffs, bribes and handouts willingly.  We have to decide to unite on Constitutional principles and forget about areas of disagreement.

Here is what we must do to begin to build the infrastructure to take back our country.  We have to put our focus completely into the primaries.  Some states in America have open primaries so it does not matter which party you are affiliated with, but the majority of states limit primary voting to people registered for a particular party.  In these states, regardless of what party you believe in with your heart and belong to, you need to register as a Republican.  You can throw your voter card out later, but we need to get constitutionally principled candidates on the final ballots.

The Republican National Committee and state Republican Party leadership must stay out of the process until after the primaries unless they provide equal monies to all persons running for a Republican seat.  And there are so many individuals in some races that this would be a waste of money.  Michael Steele must step down…yesterday.  We need true leadership that includes not only someone of principle and not ego, but also someone who will not make statements such as “we won’t take back the House” or “we are not ready to lead”.  Even if a leader believes this, it should never be uttered.  Could one imagine George Washington turning to his men as they crossed the Potomac and announcing, “You will suffer starvation and frostbite and many will die and we are going to get our butts kicked.  We are outnumbered and can’t possibly win.  Who wants to come?”  We need passionate leadership.

If we do not get the right candidates on the ballots with the primary system, then we must continue our unity behind a particular candidate, regardless of party affiliation.  This is where the grassroots organizations and lines of communication that we have built will come into play.  We have to be on the same page and this is very doable, as we have watched over the past few months.  Many of us never paid attention to races in other states, but now most of us know Scott Brown, Danny Tarkanian, Marco Rubio and Doug Hoffman.

We also know that the left will do whatever it takes to win and that makes for a tough adversary.  We watched intimidation at the polls in 2008; we witnessed groups like ACORN register cartoon characters, people more than once, fake names and even dead people; and we have observed fraudulent vote counts.  Democrats have conducted legislation in the dead of night and behind closed doors.  They have created an environment of opaqueness rather than transparency.

This is the proverbial David versus Goliath, with conservatives playing the role of David.  The good news is that David had something in his bag that we also have and it was not the right sized rock.  David had God on his side and so do we.  Now a bunch of Democrats just cried out that they believe in God and have Him too, but we have to face reality.  Is the current Democrat platform something that God would register to support?  Would He support abortion on demand even to the point of letting babies die outside the womb?  Would He support a free for all when it comes to marriage?  Would He back stealing money from others that work hard to give to those that will not work?  Would He support His removal from the town square?  These are all issues that the Democrats, lead by the progressives within their ranks, champion.  This was not always the case for Democrats, but there has been a change.

And so we must not lose hope because there can be no doubt that God would want America to return to the exceptionalism that He instilled in this nation from its beginnings.  We were structured as a Constitutional Republic and we need to return to that fabric that has made this nation so great.  We can only do that if we unite.  We must work together to inform and educate the public and merge our support behind the team of people we choose to represent us in Washington, D.C. in the 2010 Election.  This will give us the foundation to move forward towards the year 2012 when we can take back the White House as well and continue the hard work of dismantling the Marxist Utopian structure that has been built up around this country over the past one hundred years.  This will not be easy and it will be painful.  This is gut check time.  What are you willing to sacrifice to save this country for yourself and for future generations and on a grander scale, for the world.  America is the last bastion of freedom on Earth and a Republic if “we can keep it.”


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Republican National Organizations and Committees Are On Notice

I am sick to death of receiving these idiotic surveys in the mail that are just “cloaked” attempts to beg for money.  I do not like receiving money requests from charities in the mail either.  If I am going to give money to a group, I will do so without having to be asked.  I have received surveys from all types of GOP organizations and conservative think tanks like Heritage Foundation.  They are idiotic in my perception because they know damn well what conservative values conservatives have without needing to ask.  They know what issues I want them to focus on.  Why else have I been standing in the streets and calling on the phones?  Are none of them listening either?

I answered the first survey I received diligently.  Subsequent surveys left me feeling disillusioned and so I turned to writing my own comments all over the surveys.  These surveys are always accompanied by a letter from some Republican leader.  The most recent one I received, blew my top because it was from Newt Gingrich.  Newt Gingrich?!  He thinks and the Republican Senate Committee thinks I will send money on his account?!  I scrawled across the back that we are refounding and restoring the GOP and if they expected me to answer their survey and, more importantly, send them money, then they should not send letters from a fraud like Newt Gingrich who believes in Party before principles.

And that is what is going on with the Tea Party Movement.  I have had one of my blogs linked to by both Politico and Alan Colmes, in which I claim that our movement is grassroots and non-partisan.  They are trying to claim that we are not since we have focused on the GOP.  I do not see how we are supporting the GOP and being partisan when we are trying to take the GOP over or at least take it back.  We live in a country that supports a two-party system; unfortunately, and we are trying to work within those parameters.  But we are not above backing third party candidates either, when we have to, as the nation observed in NY23.

The GOP and all affiliates are on notice.  You either get on board the Tea Party Train or we will leave you in our steam.

Good Riddance Arlen Sphincter

Senator Arlen Specter announced today that he is switching parties from Republican to Democrat particularly for his run for re-election in 2010.  This came as no surprise to conservatives who already considered Senator Arlen Specter to be a Democrat anyway.  What was surprising was Sphincter’s referral to himself as a moderate Republican who felt pushed out of the party by its move to the right.  As a conservative, I actually believe that the Republican party may have moved further to the right, but that only puts it in the middle from the left lean it had taken.  That means that Sphincter was and is actually a liberal.

The truth behind this move is that Sen. Sphincter knew he could not win in the primary in 2010.  The Republicans who have voted him in far too many times have finally reached their limit.  This certainly is a gift for Obama to mark his 100th day.  Now he has a philibuster-proof Senate even without Al Frankenstein.  Sphincter claimed that he is not a guaranteed vote for the Democrats, but I really doubt that. 

This truly shines light on a man who is without principles and values.  He’ll fit right in with the liberal Democrats.

Obama’s Next Mis-step Is Housing Plan

President Obama revealed plans for his housing bailout for homeowners yesterday.  There are so many holes in this plan that it would not hold water.  While giving his resounding oratory, he actually used the word “crisis” twenty-four times.  Someone get this man a thesaurus and me a survival kit because the world is ending.  Originally the plan was to give $50 billion towards Americans on the brink of foreclosure, but the president upped the ante to $75 billion.  The goal is to prevent 9 million homeowners from being evicted and to stabilize the crippled housing market.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are also going to get an additional $400 billion.  Aren’t they two of the culprits in causing this fiasco?  The stock market is so giddy that it dropped nearly 300 points Tuesday and went up 3 points yesterday.

Where’s my money I wonder.  I’ve been responsible.  I’ve rented my entire life because I used to not make much money and then I was really debt heavy and now I’m saving to put 20% down.  What is in this for me other than taking my money to give to the irresponsible?  Republican leaders had alot of questions as well:

• What will your plan do for the over 90 percent of homeowners who are playing and paying by the rules?

• Does your plan compensate banks for bad mortgages they should have never made in the first place?

• Will individuals who misrepresented their income or assets on their original mortgage application be eligible to get the taxpayer funded assistance under your plan?

• Will you require mortgage servicers to verify income and other eligibility standards before modifying mortgages?

What will you do to prevent the same mortgages that receive assistance and are modified from going into default three, six or eight months later?

• How do you intend to move forward in the drafting of the legislation and who will author it?

I also would like to know what they are doing for the millions that have already lost their homes.  Is this just a matter of timing?  I actually would like to see Pelosi, Dodd, Waters, Reid and Frank cough up the dough because they have been the root of this problem.  The Democrats in whole have the blame squarely on their shoulders for the most part.  They created the environment that forced banks to make irresponsible loans.  They used poor people and trained them to just sit and wait and let others do for them.  They convinced people that owning a home is the American Dream which to me is way off.  They convinced everyone that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were “just fine”.  They have continuously rewarded bad behavior.  And now they are going to force the responsible to pay while disenfranchising millions.  How about those left upside down in a home because of this crisis? 

Disenfranchisement breeds contempt and that is what this new adminstration and Congress are breeding throughout this country.  If they keep this up, they just may have another huge crisis on their hands.  The money bubble will burst and then you are going to have an enraged and hungry people.  God help us if the Democrats continue to believe that socialism is the answer.

The Conservatives Need A New Playbook

What conservatives face in this battle for liberty requires the use of a new playbook.  I have heard many conservatives and regular average Americans belly-aching about our inability to stop the ramrodding of socialism upon “we the people”.  Our adversaries on the left side have a great ability to organize and get their message out.  They have the ability to get people out to the polls.  They have a way of hiding the truth behind their actions.  President Barack Obama and his ilk follow a community activism playbook that seems to be paying off quickly and decisively.  In my postings about Obama’s Brownshirts, I discussed a man named Saul Alinsky who is one of Obama’s mentors and I believe the President probably carries Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals” around with him everywhere he goes.  Here are some of those rules:

RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (Ever notice how government and corporations try to appeal to people using economic arguments?  Is this not the tactic that liberals use when they use class warfare?)

RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Radicals avoid addressing real issues because they generally lack knowledge in those areas.)

RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (How many organizations that have been the focus of activists get blindsided by irrelevent issues?)

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (Notice how many issues the President and Congress have been throwing at conservatives and the American people all at once.  Millions have become billions and now trillions, so people are no longer shocked by the numbers and they are also completely confused with the numbers.  Two hundred plus additional pages were added to the final stimulus plan making it impossible for our representatives to know what they were actually voting about.) 

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (This has been the constant refrain from the left.  Ridicule of the former president became a sport of sorts for them.  Ridicule of the Republicans for not voting for the porkulus bill has been the focus of press announcement after press announcement.)

RULE 6:  “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.  (New tactics include things like taking over the 2010 Census, forming new cabinet positions and forming new task forces and corps.)

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Again, this is why Obama appears to be getting so much done in his first few weeks.  This same kind of badgering was used against Sarah Palin by the leftist media.)

RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Obviously, this has become the main theme of the Obama administration with the constant drum beat of catastrophe and dire warnings that all is lost economically if we don’t let the government save us.   The global warming/climate change threat as well.)

RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions are an example of a group that used this tactic in their heyday to win public sympathy.  Socialism is a negative that the government has made a positive, ie: universal healthcare.)

RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (The liberals and progressives have used miniorities and the poor in this way for decades.  They keep them isolated and make them feel that no one cares to obtain the left’s objectives.)

Alinsky believed in rubbing “raw the sores of discontent.”  This was the President’s reason for visiting Elkhart, Indiana and Ft. Myers, Florida.  Remind those people how bad they have it and how government can save them.  And the people eat it up.  Saul Alinsky also wrote the following statements in his book:

“Here I propose to present an arrangement of certain facts and general concepts of change, a step toward a science of revolution.” 

“The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-nots on how to take it away.””My aim here is to suggest how to organize for power: how to get it and how ot use it.” 

“Organization for action will now and in the decade ahead center upon America’s white middle class. That is where the power is.”

“Our rebels have contemptuously rejected the values and the way of life of the middle class. They have stigmatized it as materialistic, decadent, bourgeois, degenerate, imperialistic, war-mongering, brutalized and corrupt. They are right; but we must begin from where we are if we are to build power for change, and the power and the people are in the middle class majority.”

“All effective action requires the passport of morality.”  No doubt this is why Obama talks about ethics and a new way of running government and yet corruption and tax cheats and other immoral characters surround him and are part of his administration.  As long as he talks the good talk, then the people will believe it.

So it is obvious that conservatives have an uphill battle and the RINOs of Congress and the lack of conservativism from the Bush Adminstration have put us in a bad spot.  But we can make an incredible comeback.  We must go forward with a new kind of playbook that really is not new.  We must pull out those founding principles and remind people what liberty is.  We must continue to shine the light of truth on Obama’s and the left’s tactics and show people the complete failure of socialism.  We need leaders that stir the souls of a sleeping people.  We must start a new revolution, not one of blood and war, but one of information.  We must debate with our fellow liberals and put them in a place where their ignorance is revealed.  We must present ideas that may not be so fresh and new, but that have worked in the past.  We must get people to awaken to their common sense.  I hope and pray that Michael Steele will be one of those leaders that can bring us to this place.  

We must open up the GOP to a place where miniorities feel comfortable because the heritage of the Republican Party is one of civil rights.  We must remind the people of this.  The left fears us and we know this because of the Fairness Doctrine and their desire to shut down conservative voices.  We know this because they ramrod legislation without letting the public know the details until it is too late to do anything about it. 

They fear us and we must use that to our advantage! 

Wow! Thanks Government For The Extra $13 A Week!

I wonder if the extra $13 per week per paycheck that I’m told I will receive from the supposed “tax cuts” in the newest version of the European Socialist, Generational Theft, Pork Engourged Non-Stimulus Bill will offset the incredible deficit that the government has just laid on me.  Does anyone truly believe that our taxes are not going to be raised in the very near future?  We have TARP1 that has already cost us $350 billion with the other $350 billion ready to go and experts telling us (since Tim Geithner will not) that TARP2 is coming and will probably take another $2 trillion.  This new crap bill will amount to something over $1 trillion with the interest we will have to pay.  The President and Treasury Secretary have vaguely referred to some new plan for housing which I expect to be another bailout.  Bloomberg.com, as I reported earlier, expects us to be on the hook for $9.7 trillion above and beyond the current $10 trillion plus national deficit.  So the possibility of increased taxes for everyone is a foregone conclusion.

David Espo of the AP is reporting that this new bill “also includes help for victims of the recession in the form of expanded unemployment benefits, food stamps, health coverage and more, as well as billions for states that face the prospect of making deep cuts in school aid and other programs. (Read: Welfare)  Another provision will mean a one-time payment of $250 for millions of beneficiaries who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and veterans pensions and disability, according to officials. They added that the measure will include $46 billion for transportation projects such as highway, bridge and mass transit construction.  The president also won money for two other administration priorities – information technology in health care, and “green jobs” to make buildings more energy-efficient and reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign oil.” 

I thought one of the keys in this bill for new jobs was all this infrastructure work and yet only $46 billion is going to road projects?!  Take note, most of these created jobs are governmental – don’t believe the lie of 90% are private sector – and being created for the sole purpose of building the skeleton for the coming totalitarian regime.  If you don’t think that is coming, you haven’t read this bill.  Rep. John Boehner said, “It appears that Democrats have made a bad bill worse by reducing the tax relief for working families in order to pay for more wasteful government spending.”

This bill still needs final approval so we still need to contact those representatives especially Snowe, Collins and Specter.  I’m thinking we should send them copies of the Constitution so they know what it is they have sworn to protect.  Specter seems to think that his promises to looney lefties means more.  I personally plan to donate to the campaigns of any Republicans running against any of these three in the next election and I’m from Florida.  They won’t listen to our voices, but they will have to listen to our money and votes.  They’ve betrayed us, but most importantly they’ve betrayed the generations from the past who fought so hard for the liberty of this country and they’ve betrayed the future from whom they have taken liberty.  As for the Democrats, I’ve learned to expect this behavior.  I hope the 11 that voted the right way before in the house do so again.

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.