More Fuel In The Fire

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I inserted the above vid so you guys can remember Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).  She and Rep Charlie Rangel (D-NY) are the two latest poster-children of Democrat corruption in DC.  We’ve followed Rangel’s corruption lately, but Waters is next in line.

A second House Democrat, Rep. Maxine Waters of California, could face an ethics trial this fall, further complicating the election outlook for the party as it battles to retain its majority.People familiar with the investigation, who were not authorized to be quoted about charges before they are made public, say the allegations could be announced next week. The House ethics committee declined Friday to make any public statement on the matter.

Waters, 71, has been under investigation for a possible conflict of interest involving a bank that was seeking federal aid. Her husband owned stock in the bank and had served on its board……

Waters came under scrutiny after former Treasury Department officials said she helped arrange a meeting between regulators and executives at Boston-based OneUnited Bank without mentioning her husband’s financial ties to the institution.

Democrats mercilessly used US Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) and his scandal involving his pursuit of male Congressional pages as an issue in the 2006 Congressional elections.  Nevermind that Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) was chasing male aide ass.  That was glossed over, and he resigned.  Now Pelosi has Waters and Rangel. Nancy Pelosi swore that she would guide the most ethical congress in memory when she took over after those 2006 elections.  She was going to “drain the swamps.”  Yeah right!  There is so much ethically wrong about her boys and girls in Congress.  The question is – will the GOPers use this against her in the same manner that Foley was used against Republicans in 2006?

Congressional scandal has a major impact.  Rep. Dan Rostenkowsi (D-IL) and his bunch were riddled with scandal and were exposed.  That led to the 1994 GOP takeover in Congress.  Foley’s indiscretion coupled with Bush fatigue led to the Dem takeover in 2006.  Now we have the likes of Massa, Waters and Rangel (not to mention Sen. Roland Burris D-IL) on top of voter anger concerning Obama’s inept, criminal handling of this nation’s governance. This could be a tipping-point.

Send The House Home

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This is a piece of art by Georgia Rep. Tom Price (R).

Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement after offering a resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives calling on Congress not to hold a lame duck session after Election Day for the purpose of passing hugely unpopular legislation like a national energy tax, enormous deficit spending bills, and the kickback to Big Labor known as “Card Check.”

“Americans are sick and tired of their elected leaders making backroom deals to ram through unpopular, 2000-page bills that no one has read,” said Chairman Price.  “They are sick of out-of-touch politicians, and they are tired of being ignored.  A number of Democrats, including members of their leadership, have recently expressed a desire to ignore the public will and use a lame duck session to pass liberal legislation Americans do not want.  Today I gave my Democrat colleagues an opportunity to show they are finally ready to listen to the American people.

“Our system of government rests upon the consent of the governed, but it is quite clear that Democrats no longer have Americans’ consent.  The public’s trust in this Congress has been repeatedly broken.  Voting for a national energy tax and other items on the liberal wish list in a lame duck session would shatter it beyond repair.  Republicans are fully prepared to do what is necessary to restore Americans’ trust in their elected representatives.  We know it will be a long road, but it is one well worth traveling.”

Not going to happen, but it’s sweet to listen to all of his “whereases.”  This guy has it all right.  Congress is about to go into their August recess.  Might not be a bad idea if they extended their recess for a lot longer.  The Texas legislature meets once every two years.  Sounds like a good idea for the federal level.

Issue In Alabama

Dick Morris lists Alabama US Rep. Bobby Bright as one of the”‘Dead Men Walking” (the  most vulnerable Democrats in the US House) in his book Take Back America.  Bright is a prime example of the deception created by Pelosi and her minions.  According to Morris, Bright supports the Dems 71% of the time.  Morris says,

Though he had a good record as mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, his major contribution to politics today is keeping the likes of Pelosi and Charlie Rangel in power – while doing his party leaders’ bidding more than two-thirds of the time.  He’s a liberal posing as a moderate to fool the voters into keeping him in office.

This is a district that voted 63% for McCain in 2008.  No need to keep Bright in power.    This from the Washington Post.

The reaction from the right is positive. “Bobby, I’m a Barry Goldwater right-wing conservative,” Kiwanis old-timer and retired Air Force officer Doug Speight said at the breakfast.

“I’m sorry to hear that,” Bright said.

“Well, I also support Bobby Bright,” Speight replied.

“Good man,” Bright said.

Speight, who queried the lawmaker on Arizona’s immigration law, said he likes Bright because he is a “Republican masquerading as a Democrat.”

Or more like a Democrat posing as a Republican in order to save his hide.  All the time, he is keeping Nancy in power.

Bright said Arizona’s new immigration law “attacks our Constitution” because, he says, it could encourage racial profiling. Yet his solution is not to fight the law in court, but to devote billions more in federal money to secure the border. “Arizona is right there on the front line,” he said. “They are experiencing horrible crime every day. Not just periodically, but every day. The people elected their local leaders to do something.”

Talking out of both sides of his mouth.  Support Pelosi’s embrace of illegals, but talk up a good game for the red necks.  The dude has spent too much time in DC.

Similarly, Bright won’t push to repeal the health-care law because measures he likes, such as protections for people with preexisting conditions, would be lost.

Yup.

It amazes me that Bobby Bright is even in consideration.  The Cook Political Report  calls this a race a toss-up leaning Dem.  His challenger, Martha Roby, should be able to make some dents with GOP national support.  Bright’s statements concerning immigration and health care give Roby some fodder.

Roby’s website is http://www.martharoby.com/.  Give if you can.  Bobby Bright is a pretender.  It’s frustrating that people like him who propose to support conservative values – elect Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker.  Bright is a phony.  He is a politician beholden to his party.  Imagine the smoke-filled backroom.  He is there.  Pelosi tells him – “It’s ok to vote against me sometimes as long as you keep me in power.”

Folks in Alabama 2 – don’t kid yourselves.  This is the worst kind of politician imaginable.  He is a whore – only concerned with his own well-being while playing lip-service to your conservative values.  Vote him the hell out of office.

The Great American Double Standard, Redux

Just when I thought liberal Democrats couldn’t possibly be any more two-faced…

Linda McMahon, wife of WWE magnate Vince McMahon and a participant with both him and their daughter in the spectacle, is currently running as the GOP candidate in Connecticut. Today it has been reported that the state’s Democratic PAC has formed a new group: “Mothers Opposing McMahon.”

First of all, I’m not a wrestling fan. It’s fake. It’s a testosterone-soaked version of the longest soap opera ever and just seeing the commercials makes me gag on my own rising bile. Those who do watch it are not attractive to me in the least. The fact that it’s all a put-on aside, the “sport” (as Fox News described it…sarcasm?) is degrading to women and is marketed to children, finding the most popularity among young boys, girls who wish they were boys, and adult males who have little to no education and can’t tell that it’s fake. It’s one of the biggest embarrassments in American culture.

(To answer the question I know is on everyone’s mind, yes, I still support their right to do it.)

That said…McMahon’s spokesman Shawn McCoy fired back, but not in the way I would have expected: “I don’t think anybody considers it particularly newsworthy that a handful of Democratic operatives and activists held a press conference to announce they were not supporting the Republican candidate. The press conference was organized and paid for, after all, by the state Democratic Party.”

Oh, my. Shawn…I’m about to school you in how to deal with a liberal. The RIGHT WAY.

The entire premise of their argument is that McMahon is unfit because of her participation in WWE, her daughter’s participation (including one episode where she slapped her daughter), and the degradation of women that goes on in the sport. Their video shows several clips of WWE “fights” in which women are made to crawl on all fours, bark, strip, and are viciously beaten by men. Between each clip is a complaint – about degrading women, violence against women, how Linda marketed it to children – meant to tear McMahon down by claiming that she has participated in such events.

With such a vast plethora of comebacks, the best her spokesman could come up with was some low-brow “Democratic conspiracy” retort?

Let’s talk about how much liberals and Democrats care about women’s rights and dignity.

Islamic Sharia objectifies women. It makes us property. In many different ways it literally says that women are intrinsically evil, we are all whores, we were put on Earth by satan to tempt perfect men, and that men are 100% more believable than women because of this. Women are to remain covered from head to foot at all times. According to Sharia, we’re not allowed to wear makeup, wear any manner of form-fitting clothing or, in more extreme cases, even get an education. That might help us become more inventive about tempting men, you see. If a woman is raped, she isn’t a victim; she is the perpetrator, and such a crime is often worthy of a mixture of lashes and prison. A woman does not dare accuse her husband of adultery – she would have to answer questions about why she isn’t giving him what he wants, making him look elsewhere for it. If a woman is accused by her husband, all he needs is two friends willing to lie in testimony and she can be executed – by stoning.

Where has the liberal outrage been over these bass-ackwards laws? Oh, yeah, that’s right…it’s their culture. Allah forbid we tell anybody that their culture is wrong, especially not these poor people. We owe them for Afghanistan and Iraq. They’ll defend the Palestinians despite nearly 8,000 rockets being fired into Israeli civilian homes, schools and businesses. Code Pink will lambast anybody calling themselves a Republican for supposed war crimes but they won’t utter one syllable against Islam for turning women into animals.

Sarah Palin is a fantastic example. Democrats and hard-left liberals had no trouble at all trashing her and her family. Much was made of Sarah’s newborn son Trig. Democrats ripped into that with rumors that Trig was actually daughter Bristol’s, and that Sarah was faking it so the family could save face with their uber-conservative constituents. Then, when it was discovered that Bristol really was preggers and was unmarried, it ruled out that rumor, so the real brutality began. They bashed Sarah for not having an abortion when they knew that Trig would be a special-needs child. David Letterman made lewd jokes about Sarah’s daughters being hit on by Yankees players. Obama made a crude reference to lipstick on a pig. Democrats themselves perpetrated these social crimes and not once did we hear a single one of their number say it was wrong.

They’ll engage in degrading remarks and acts against women and even defend them when it suits their purposes. Now that Linda McMahon is entering a race on the GOP ticket, they’re all over that self-righteousness about the dignity of women.

The duplicity is astounding.

Putting Wheels on Their Prayers

It’s time for conservatives and the best Republicans we can find (like Rob Simmons of Connecticut) to cut the whining about lack of money and continue doing what they can to get the word out. 

Rob Simmons; highlighted by Ann Coulter in her column last week where she pleads for Sarah Palin to endorse him, has suspended his campaign as he is being outspent dramatically by the other Republican candidate,wrestling-guru Linda McMahon.

As Ann alluded to, there are 18 currently held Democrat-Senate seats up for re-election this year.  Connecticut; which could turn out to be another Massachusetts (if we get the “wrestler” out of Simmons’ way to do it),  is poised for a strong Republican takeover if the right candidate is running against the lying-sack-of-crap-Blumenthal, who is vying to replace the lying-sack-of-crap Chris Dodd. 

Dodd leaves Connecticut feeling as the Kennedys left Massachusetts, which is to say massively betrayed by the broken promises made of large-government, seat-hogging politicians who serve for decades.  There is no better time than now to replace him — even if some conservatives think it’s beneath them to support someone perceived to be a “moderate”.  Nobody; however, was screaming “moderate” in the case of Scott Brown after he won.  Nor would they if any Republican took over a Senate seat in a liberal-elite state like Connecticut. 

This brings me to Carly Fiorina and Palin’s decision to endorse her over Chuck Devore.  Most forget that Sarah Palin ran three campaigns on her own.  They also forget that she won all of them.  In all cases, Palin had less money and resources in Alaska than the incumbents she was running against (except when she was the incumbent for her second run as Mayor).  She worked her rear off.  She prayed, put wheels on those prayers, and placed herself in the front seat to become both driver and navigator covering every inch of the largest state in the country.

It’s hard to believe that Devore in California, or Simmons in Connecticut, could not do the same thing.  Today, Rush Limbaugh’s fill-in (don’t know the guy’s name by heart, sorry!) remarked specifically with examples of how Devore ran a lousy campaign.  Simmons as well ran a mediocre campaign and certainly did not utilize the resources available to him free-of-charge.  These include Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Meetup, etc.  Networking sites today; as I wrote about last week, are just as powerful as campaign commercials and airtime. 

In fact, I myself spend much more time on my computer than I do staring at the TV.

Because of Ron Paul loyalists and 9/11 Truthers who’ve chosen to adopt the tolerance of Hugo Chavez, what became known as the “tea party movement” began to split off from Americans concerned about spending and liberties between others who want to kill the IRS while simultaneously smoking a joint legally.  You can usually detect the latter if they express rage towards Sarah Palin for “hijacking” the movement.

Foolishly, without figuring out which “tea-partiers” are behind them, some of these candidates seem to believe that merely proclaiming to be the most conservative candidate ever (no, I mean “really-really conservative”) is enough to pull them through.  But the fact is, Americans are just as leery about casting their votes for unknowns every bit as much as they are about casting votes for incumbents.  Unlike the elections of 2008, voters in 2010 are energized and informed.  If Devore doesn’t campaign with as much passion as Fiorina did, how can independents possibly take him seriously?

Sarah Palin knows how to win in California as a Republican that isn’t pro-choice.  You hold true to the vast positions of the party and you keep your name out there and campaign with a little conviction.  Carly Fiorina won that contest fair and square.

But even as Ann Coulter pleads (and I did as well on her Facebook page) with Sarah to endorse Simmons, Sarah couldn’t possibly do so when in fact it seems Coulter and people like myself care more about it than he does!!  Sarah Palin knows what it takes to win an election, it is your life and it is your sacrifice until the election night is over and the votes are counted. 

If we cannot take them seriously as campaigners, how can we possibly hold them accountable as public servants?

Target #1: Chet Edwards (D-TX)

My series on Dem targets for 2010 won’t come with any preordained regularity due to the ebb and flow of events that determine the status of a campaign.  A lot of things can happen between now and November.  Many states have not even held their primaries to determine the GOP challengers for particular races. 

My home state of Texas is not one of those states.  Our primaries were held in March, and our run-offs finished earlier this month.  And there is one race in Texas that appears well in hand for the GOP (barring any unforeseen events prior to November).

Rep. Chet Edwards is now an endangered species in Congress.  He represents a district just south of Dallas-Fort Worth that gave John McCain 67% of their vote.  The district includes Baylor University (the nation’s largest Southern Baptist University) and Crawford (the location of George W’s ranch). Edwards is an incumbent with 10 terms up his sleeve.  His death-kiss came during the last election when Nancy Pelosi encouraged Obama to consider him for the VP slot.  Ooops.  Chet won his last re-election with 53% of the vote against an underfunded GOP opponent. 

This time he is opposed by Bill Flores, a businessman from Bryan/College Station (Gig ‘Em Aggies).  He is a solid conservative with a great message.  He believes in limited government, is pro-life, affirms the 2nd amendment right to bear arms, believes in securing our borders, supports our missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and opposes Obama’s spending and socialist agenda.  I have no qualms with Flores and have chosen to adopt him for the 2010 election.

Edwards, a supposed “moderate,” has a Dem party-line support rating of 97%.  True – he voted against Obamacare after Pelosi had it all wrapped up with her 218 votes.  According to Dick Morris, however, “he voted for the stimulus package, for raising the debt limit, and for the Death Tax; he even voted against banning partial-birth abortions.”  I’m just beside myself that this liberal could represent such a solidly conservative district.  This is a mismatch from Hell.  You can see Edwards’ voting record here.

I don’t have any dirt on Chet.  I’m not concerned with that.  For all I know, he is a perfectly sweet guy – personally.  But what I do know about Edwards is that he is a phoney and a foot-soldier for Nancy Pelosi.  He pretends to be moderate or conservative when he comes home to Texas, but that flight back to DC must mess with his head.  When he gets there, he mysteriously becomes a yes-man for Nancy Pelosi, voting with her 97% of the time.  Chet has outstayed his welcome in DC representing this conservative district.  I will boldly make my first prediction – Chet Edwards is toast.

Not On Oprah’s Reading List

This one is sure to NOT be a part of Oprah’s Book Club.  It’s called “2010: Take America Back” by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann.

As a graduate student at Ohio University’s School of Interpersonal Communication in 1998, I wrote a Master’s Thesis entitled “Saying Much While Saying Nothing: Bill Clinton’s Use of Ambiguity As A Rhetorical Strategy.”  Little did I know at the time, Dick Morris was the driving force behind the triangulation and ambiguity that President Clinton utilized to make himself the “Teflon President.”  I’ve watched Morris’ metamorphisis over the years from a disgruntled detractor to a cheerleader for Republicans and conservatives.  Many, such as Rush Limbaugh, still seem to hold a grudge and distrust him.  But others (Sean Hannity) have embraced him as a strategist with much to offer the GOP.

“2010: Take America Back” is a gutsy book that Morris wrote with his wife, Eileen McGann.  The book has four parts.  The first lays out the case against Obama and Congressional Democrats.  The second part indentifies specific Democrat senators and representatives ripe for the picking in the 2010 congressional elections.  The third part (speaking mainly to candidates and campaign staff) discusses how to frame the debate for the 2010 elections.  The fourth part tells me, an individual, exactly what I can do to effect the 2010 elections in favor of the GOP.  Part #2 was, naturally, right up my alley.  Part #4 was so exciting that I posted this and decided to embark on a new project via this blog.

Skipping ahead to Part 4, Morris and McGann note:

“Too many of us still labor under the illusion that politics is a top-down game, driven by the manager and candidate whose intiatives filter down to the lowly campaign workers – the foot soldiers on the ground.  We wait for our phones to ring or emails to arrive telling us what to do to help win the election.

But in today’s politics, those intitatives have to come from us, not from on high……

It is now clear, however, that the Internet is becoming the most powerful forum for political campaiging.  And we all have equal access to the Web.

The means one thing:  You are the campaign!  You can be your own campaign media guru, strategist and manager.  You don’t need money.  You don’t need fame.  You just need to be able to produce cogent and effective campaign messages to send to your friends and associates by email and to the world at large on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and whatever else is invented between now and when you read these words…..

In this new era, we – the party’s and candidates’ supporters – must do the heavy lifting.  We, not the candidate or his staff, must get the messages out.  The campaigns themselves – with their budgets and exposure – become ammunition factories producing shells for us to fire.  Why?  Because we have credibility they do not…”

Steve has done all of us who believe in the Conservative Cause a great favor by establishing a credible blog site at GayConservative where our posts and comments are not in vain.  We aren’t exactly the Huffington Post or Michelle Malkin, but there is a readership there.  Based on the emails we receive privately and the comments in response to our posts, I can deduce that our voices are being heard.  There are web searches and our presence on other blog rolls that send folks our way.  That translates into word-of-mouth that carries our message onto the streets.  That gives hope to me that everything we do can help translate to victory in 2010.

I’m a laid-back guy (non-medicinal) and not prone to theatrics, but I am genuinely frightened.  The direction of our nation is all wrong.  Under Obama, we acquiesce to thugs and terrorists, build up our national debt and budget deficits at an alarming pace, nationalize our private industries and run our nation into ruin.  After eight years of Bush, we had a $500 billion deficit.  Less than 2 years into Obama’s reign, we have put that deficit to nearly $1.5 trillion (give or take). Banks and automotive companies are slowly but surely being put under government control.  Taxes are on the rise (on the middle class too – don’t kid yourselves).  Health care is going to be administered by a government who bankrupted social security and can’t run the postal service.

We can’t do anything about Obama or the Marxists who occupy the White House until 2012.  But we can render them impotent by electing Republicans (especially Conservative ones ) in 2010.  Obama’s feeding frenzy will come to a halt in 2010 if we all get the message out.  The mood is ripe for a repeat x 2 of 1994.  Morris believes we can win both the Senate and House.  I personally believe that we will retake the House and bring the Senate with 2 or 3.  Winning both gives us our best chance at halting the socialist tide.

My new project here is based on part 2 of Morris and McGann’s book.  They go into detail about congressmen and women who are vulnerable in 2010.  You need to read the book to realize how corrupt and disingenuous some of these people can be.  The GOP had ethical issues that put us in this mess in 2006 and 2008.  Most of those losers have been weeded out.  Now it is time to weed out “moderate Democrats” who vote with Pelosi and Reid 85-98% of the time.  Yeah – that’s right.  There are Dems from GOP or swing districts proclaiming themselves to be “moderate” and still vote the Dem party line 85-98% of the time.  Read the book.

Over the next few months, I will take on some of these targets and expose them for the frauds that they are.  I will profile them individually and make the case for their defeat.  I have, in the past, pledged my meager financial support as well as my moral support to Republicans in other states and districts.  I will continue to do so and encourage all of you to do the same.  Adopt a Republican.  Do what you can.  We better start now before it’s too late.

The Stupak Betrayal

Watching the “Health Care Reform” debate on CSPAN yesterday was agonizing.  As Mel noted, it made my head want to explode.  But what made it even more unbearable for me personally was the concession made that allowed the Dems to garner the votes necessary to pass the legislation.  The GOP’s hopes of defeating this abomination hinged on the opposition of the Democrats’ pro-life dozen including their leader, Rep. Bart Stupak (MI).  As Newsmax.com states, it was an easy fix for Pelosi….

Until Sunday, the Michigan Democrat had insisted that he wouldn’t support healthcare reform until Congress voted to rescind language widely interpreted as allowing the expenditure of public funds to pay for the abortions.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew that changing the language would cost the support of other Democrats, however. So she kicked the controversy back down Pennsylvania Avenue to the president, who issued an executive order declaring that public funds would not be spent for abortions.

That last-minute move apparently gave Stupak the cover he needed to support the bill.  Even Stupak knows that Obama’s executive order was meaningless.

Nationally, pro-life advocates and even some Democrats objected that the president’s executive order would be virtually meaningless. It can be rescinded at any time by another presidential order, either by Obama or his successor. Also, by law, a presidential executive order cannot countermand congressional legislation. That means the provisions passed by the House will be the law of the land.

I can take a traitor, but a traitor who poses as a person of principle on an issue that I hold dearly is beyond my ability to forgive and forget.  And I’m not alone.

Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser said the group was revoking its “Defender of Life” award to Stupak, which was to be awarded at its Wednesday night gala.

“We were planning to honor Congressman Stupak for his efforts to keep abortion-funding out of health care reform. We will no longer be doing so,” Dannenfelser said. “Let me be clear: any representative, including Rep. Stupak, who votes for this health care bill can no longer call themselves ‘pro-life.'” 

Bart Stupak is a fraud and a liar.  He doesn’t care one iota about the sanctity of life.  He is one of the lowest forms of human life.  At least you know what you are getting with Pelosi and those on the left who advocate for abortion rights.  But Stupak was a pretender.  His resolve on behalf of the unborn was either a farce or it was not strong enough to withstand pressure.  So he is either a liar or he is a weak-spined individual with no sense of principle.  In either case, Stupak must be defeated.  I would revel in his defeat more than I would in the defeat of Nancy Pelosi herself.

Stupak’s most formidable GOP challenger is Dr. Ben Benishek (although the primary has not been decided yet).  Stupak’s performance on Sunday did not go unnoticed by voters and others who revere life .

Benishek, an Obamacare opponent and political novice running in Michigan’s first congressional district GOP primary, says his phone started ringing before Stupak even completed his remarks.

“Before he was even done talking, people started calling me. They didn’t even want to talk to me much. They just wanted to confirm that I was the guy running against Stupak, and how could they send me money. I just couldn’t believe it,” Benishek tells Newsmax.

Messages of support suddenly flashed onto Stupak’s Facebook page.

“I’m not in Michigan, but even those of us in New York realize YOU have to beat Stupak in NOV!!!!” one visitor wrote.

“I live in Hawaii but I’m sending you my check today,” another stated. “Stupak must go. Please help us take back our beloved country.”

The Benishek for Congress Facebook page, which had gone largely unnoticed, added over 13,000 new members overnight. That compares to Stupak’s Facebook page, which boasts 2,056 fans.

Benishek, a pro-life conservative, says Stupak “obviously caved in” to political pressure, said that within three hours of Stupak’s announcement he had received 2,000 e-mails from newfound supporters. His Web site, benishekforcongress.net, got so many hits that he says it crashed.

Once the primary is decided in that district, I will be donating money to his opponent.  I have a feeling that Stupak really put this race into play by embracing a fix that even he acknowledges is meaningless. 

This is just one more example of what is wrong with Washington.  I hate to sound like a cliche, but it really pains me and angers me.  I think it’s naive to believe that we will ever eliminate the backroom deals and bargaining that seem to be inherent in politics.  But when the bargaining chip involves potentially thousands or millions of unborn babies, things have gone too far.  Stupak will have to live with that fact.  It might bother him one day if he ever really cared.

***  Beneshik has a link on his facebook page where you can donate.  Or you can mail a check.

The Real Culprit

As I sit here watching CSPAN and the House’s inevitable approval of this pathetic “Health Care Reform” bill – I am reminded of the true culprit in all of this.

The folks who allowed this nation to move towards nationalized health care are the GOP themselves.  After gaining power in 1994, they quickly abandoned their conservative principles and became just as bad as the Democrats whom they replaced.  They began to spend like drunken sailors.  They became embroiled in scandal.  They reached their greedy hands into the coffers and became high on their own power.

Now – with a dangerous, socialist neophyte in control of the executive branch – the Republicans are powerless to stop this tragic piece of legislation.  They lost control of Congress because of their pride and reckless pursuit of power.  They had the opportunity to change this nation in a positive way.  They failed to fulfill their Contract With America. 

As I watch Republican-after-Republican take to the House floor decrying this abomination of a bill – I am suddenly very bitter.  I am angry that Republicans in Congress abused the trust that we placed in them.  I am angry beyond belief that the GOP abandoned the legacy of Reagan and Gingrich.  And now they are reduced to this – helpless in front of a socialist steamroller. 

Democrats don’t care if they lose their Congressional majority in 2010.  This bill is an entitlement like Medicare or Social Security.  They will create a class of dependents for generations who will become Democrat voters in the future.  The Democrats have gambled on short-term losses in favor of long-term gains.

This is a very sad day.  And Republicans have no one to blame but themselves.

“President Palin”

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The immediate news shows — even the ones on CNN — gave Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Convention speech great reviews.  The speech was simply inspirational along the lines of her RNC speech in 2008.

In the post-speech Q&A, the gentlemen remarked to her:

I can think of two words right now that scare liberals, “President Palin.”

A simple but classic line that drew roars of applause and ovation followed by a “Run Sarah, run!” chant.

Palin, in answering that comment sure hit the nail on the head when she addressed the current administration’s phony and loose use of the word “bipartisan.”  There was nothing bipartisan about any part of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid plan to hijack another sector of free-market enterprise.  (Since the government’s involvement in the mortgage industry was so impressive!)  This flack about bipartisanship was a strawman for liberals — as it never truly existed — and merely impossible for Republicans since no Democrat took any of their ideas seriously.  Palin said that if she were president, she wouldn’t lie to Americans the way the current administration has in that regard.  If Obama’s policies are so good for the country, and knowing how conservative free-market principles are so demonized by the left, why would he risk his credibility with the moonbats by pretending to even want bipartisanship on an issue so important as health care? 

If Palin were President, she’d tell it like it was.  Her Congress won’t be pointlessly rattling on about a bipartisan effort with nuts like Pelosi or Kucinich.  However; the Tea Party has proven that conservative free-market principles are not Republican ideas.  They are American ideas promoted by conservatives.  There are conservative Republicans,  conservative gays, conservative Democrats, conservative blacks, and conservative whites. 

There is no “bipartisanship” in rejecting the Constitution.

Sarah Palin drove that point home tonight by speaking simply, honestly, and directly to the Tea Party crowd.

I cannot think of a better way to honor Ronald Reagan on his 99th Birthday than to have the nation hear the words “President Palin” uttered after what will go down in history as one of her most definitive and effective speeches ever.

Here is the full speech in all five parts!

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