They Still Don’t Get It

Republican Scott Brown won the Massachusetts special election last night, beating Martha Coakley by a margin of 51% – 47%. Not a landslide by any means, but the first time a Republican has won a Mass. Senate seat in 47 years. Amazing when you consider the high number of folks who tend to vote heavily Democrat in that state.

Brown himself didn’t claim it as a Republican victory; he openly said he’d been given “the people’s seat,” telling everyone that he wasn’t in it to win for himself but the people. His remarks were in stark contrast to Coakley, who went about her entire campaign with her pinky out and her nose up. But what has everyone buzzing today is not nearly as much that a Republican won–it’s big news that a Democrat lost, and before the votes were even tallied Democrats had begun to take aim at each other for the loss.

This morning, every Democrat in the free world was slinging mud at another Democrat somewhere. They’re having a complete meltdown over this after trying to write off the gubernatorial losses in New Jersey and Virginia. Now they can’t ignore reality, but they are trying damn hard to create a reason that will allow them to sidestep that reality.

DNC spokesmen pointed at Coakley’s lazy and gaffe-ridden campaign (the insult of Red Sox hero Curt Schilling didn’t help). White House staffers blamed the DNC and a liberal pollster for not doing enough. Coakley blamed the DNC for not helping the campaign with enough funds, the DNC blamed Coakley for being too mouthy, and somehow, Steny Hoyer managed to be the only one not blaming a Democrat–he said the backlash was aimed at “Republican obstructionism.”

Wait…WHAT?!?

After MSNBC legend-in-his-own-mind Keith Olbermann attacked Brown as a homophobic woman-hater (that’s funny, after he’s attacked Michelle Malkin as both the worst person in the world and a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it”), Hoyer had the temerity to blame public anger about Republicans for a Republican win. I’m not sure how this works in his mind, but then again, he is a liberal, so that’s assuming he even has a mind. Big-labor don Andy Stern of the SEIU also blamed the GOP, but he made more sense. He lashed out at us because now Democrats won’t have unfettered access to a filibuster-proof majority to pass Demcare.

Brown started off driving his own pickup truck across his state to get his name out there. He stood out in the frigid winter at Fenway Park to shake hands and get to know people. Tea Party activists, a true grassroots effort (when compared to the labor unions), stepped up to help when the RNC didn’t. As a result, Brown came across as a down-to-Earth human being that was likable and willing to do what was right.

The Democrats are blaming everyone and everything they can to avoid the truth: Americans are sick of business as usual, and Obama’s promises to change that have fallen absolutely flat. With the continuation and expansion of TARP and the passage of Porkulus, Democrats have put us in debt until my generation dies, and now they want to pass a $1-trillion-plus healthcare bill that will only make matters worse. On top of that, Democrats are attacking banks for their fourth-quarter earnings even after those banks returned their TARP money.

The “most transparent Congress in history” has made a joke of itself by resorting to backroom deals meant to ram Demcare down our collective throats. They’ve bought off several votes to make it work, angering other states left with the bill. They forced the “stimulus” on America by voting on it before it was posted for us to read and intended to do the same with Demcare.

What’s more, Obama promised bipartisanship–and since the 2008 elections, there hasn’t been one ounce of civil discussion between Democrats and Republicans. In fact, last summer, Republicans wanted to stay during their break and hash out economic issues, and Nancy Pelosi ordered the lights and CSPAN cameras turned off to shut them up.

AND, just one year after the Democrat takeover, a US-bound jetliner was nearly blown to kingdom come in one of the most brazen attempts to commit terrorism since 9/11. What did the Democrats do? Push for full-body scanners. This after wailing bloody murder over the USA PATRIOT Act (which, by the way, still required proof that the phone records or evidence being sought related to an emergency terrorism investigation, just without the eighty steps in between).

The people of this country started with a rumble in the Tea Parties and they made fun of them. Democrats lost NJ and VA and they wrote it off. Now they’ve lost what was considered a sure thing and they can’t ignore it, but they still don’t get it. They’re killing their own party and they are going to pawn the responsibility off on anyone as long as they don’t have to be fingered for it.

Face it, Democrats–America will not tolerate socialism. You may find a sizable number of followers but the majority of us are against it and willing to fight to our dying day. Take a lesson.

And to the Republicans: learn both from this and your Dede Scozzafava debacle. It’s not about your party being in power. It’s about being in control of your party.

Illinois and Guns: An Issue To Consider For 2010 Governor Races

As 2010 approaches, I run the risk of sounding reminiscent of the 1994 mid-term elections.

I was still a youngster during those days but remember the 2nd Amendment was a big deal. Also; of course, we are also in the midst of one of the worst economic periods in history where far too many state and local governments are tainted with wasteful spending policies.

There are three candidates that have gotten my attention. The first (probably like many of you) one I have been noticing has been Andy McKenna. He galloped in by referring to himself as an “outsider.” Then, along came Adam Andrzejewski claiming that McKenna headed the Republican party within our state (to which I still must back this up with sources), he’s calling himself the true “outsider.” Then comes Bill Brady — another conservative.

While all three promise major ethics reform within our state — which is a heartbeat away from California #2 on the economic no-no list, it seems that Adam Andrzejewski wants to cut the most from state spending sprees.

The three candidates on the issue of guns — according to an article from the Associated Press:

On the question: “Would you sign or veto legislation banning the sale and possession of semiautomatic assault-style weapons in Illinois?”

McKenna: “I believe in the Second Amendment and law abiding citizen’s right to own firearms to protect their families and for sporting purposes.”

Andrzejewski: “Would veto a ban on semiautomatic ‘assault weapons’ in most circumstances. It comes down (to) law abiding citizens having the right to defend their life, liberty and property.”

Brady: “I am opposed to any further restrictions to the ownership of firearms as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights and would veto legislation banning the sale and possession of semiautomatic weapons.”

Here is where it changes:

On the question: “Would you sign or veto legislation allowing concealed-carry for handguns?”

McKenna: “I am opposed to concealed-carry legislation.”

Andrzejewski: “I would sign it. … Law abiding citizens have this right.”

Brady: “Constitutional rights should be afforded to eligible, law-abiding Illinois citizens, and therefore concealed carry should be legalized.”

MCKENNA IS OUT!!

For me, anyway. Sadly, he apparently has more money to run more commercials. Brady and Andrzejewski both gave the same answers, yet, to me Andrzejewski’s was more direct and obvious to him.

Just weeks ago in my neighboring small town — a lovely Hispanic business owner who owns a small-town hair salon had her business invaded. In the small shop, her three children were there who all worked small jobs for their mother. Her oldest was 23. The illegal gunmen entered the shop and demanded the money from the register. The 23-year old opened the drawer and gave them every cent they had — which came to about $100.00. They then demanded his cell phone and once he handed it to them, they shot him in the head tragically killing him almost instantly in front of his younger siblings before fleeing.

Just three nights ago, my brother’s car, in our very small rural town, was broken into. His glove box and armrest was ransacked for a few dollars in change….we immediately contacted a security company for an alarm system.

The point is, we should have the right to carry guns to protect ourselves. What if I had decided to get my haircut that night? I have been to this small town salon many times as my family runs a small accounting firm as well.

I want the right to protect myself and my home! If guns are only in the hands of the illegal folks, we may as well kiss our futures goodbye.

Take a look at Chicago’s murder rate. Mayor Daley for years has advocated strict gun control and he got it.

Every year though, gun violence and murders continue to rise.

The only way they will go down is when law-abiding citizens have the power to protect themselves.

We must push this issue hard for 2010. Talk to your neighbors and please, share your thoughts with me on this issue as well.

Pro-Choice, but for who?

The hypocrisy coming from feminists and pro-abortion fanatics is astonishing with regard to the Stupak amendment.  The Stupak amendment was passed on Saturday with bipartisan support – just in case the travesty bill known as HR3962 passed (which it sadly did).  Basically, it prohibits the use of public funds for abortion by women.  Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it?

Not according to Planned Parenthood and NARAL.  Tonight on Joy Behar’s show, the ultra-liberal pro-choice host had on a few of these women along with Congresswoman Maxine Waters.  To say these women stretched the truth is a huge understatement. 

When people take advantage of a public option to anything, they succumb to big-government bureaucracy.  It’s always been that way, it always will be.  Who votes for these politicians who support big-government bureaucracy?  Why I do believe it’s the same liberals who are angry about the Stupak Amendment!?

What angered me about Behar’s show (not that I expect journalistic integrity out of her) is how uniformed she herself was as the fanatics proclaimed that women would still be denied abortion if they paid for their own policies.  She, of course, was appalled as the same fanatics continued to blame “anti-choice” members of the House. 

“Paying for their policies” doesn’t grant them that right if they are paying for their policies out of the exchange.  Why?  Because if a woman purchases an insurance policy out of the public option and pays $100 per month for a policy which she would have paid $300 per month for from Blue Cross Blue Shield, this means that two-thirds of her insurance policy is subsidized by the American taxpayer.

It’s the same concept with Section 8 or public housing.  Folks pay a small sum of money – say $150 per month – and the government covers the remaining $600-$800 per month.  In my county, such recipients are constantly put through the most rigorous procedures.  They have to send in pay stubs every month, they get their house inspected every two months, their kids’ clothes are inspected and beds are checked, personal questions about the dating lives of the recipients are asked, etc. etc. etc.  Every aspect of their lives from A to Z is violated.  There is no privacy when you sell out to big government and wear one of their numbers.

What about the “choice” anyway?  Any liberal who complains about this Stupak amendment is a total hypocrite.  What about the choice of taxpayers who have to pay for the bill (considering it passes the Senate)?  Do they have a “choice” of whether or not to pay for it?  Miraculously, Planned Parenthood or NARAL doesn’t seem to mind that, nor do liberal politicians, nor do the voting liberal base.

They selectively apply “choice” and “privacy” to matters that are only important to the radical left-wing.

Here’s a little newsflash for them (and feminists alike): this is only the beginning!  Every aspect of your life is going to be uncovered, there will be an answer to them for everything you do, and they WILL have the control over your life that they have always wanted.

And you know what?  You deserve it. 

You want your precious privacy?  Good!  You might have just taken your first step to being a conservative!

HR-3962 Passes…..”historic change” we can believe in!

I was glued to my television all day yesterday from 2pm until the final vote last night which handed the liberals in the House of Representatives an official victory on HR3962.

Consider the results.  In a House of 435 Members controlled by 258 Democrats and 177 Republicans, the winning numbers were a not-so-impressive 220-215.  218 votes were needed for victory, so the liberals in Congress stole the night’s win with three deciding votes

Of those three deciding votes, we can credit one to Republican Joseph Cao, who today; as Ann Coulter jokes, “fantasizes about being re-elected.”

The Democrats last night hammered on about how “historic” this vote and bill was.  Every person who irresponsibly catered to the President’s plea yesterday – for the sake of serving him as opposed to their constituents – will be remembered from now until November of 2010.  What makes last night’s vote historic is in fact it’s opposition. 

As John Boehner pointed out repeatedly, the only bipartisanship displayed yesterday was the opposition to this bill, not its support.

After all that work to win a majority in 2006, Democrats could not get all of their own people behind them last night – in addition to the majority of their voters.

As this moves toward the Senate now, we must remember that 60 votes will be needed to actually put this travesty into law.  Looking at the worst case, we have 58 Democrats, 2 Independents in Democratic caucuses, and Olympia Snowe.  There is 61 votes.  However; we also have a tiny handful of common sense Senators who may be liberals on some social issues but oppose a public option.  Getting the votes required to put this into law are nearly impossible.

But most importantly, as we move ahead now, let’s remember the political suicide committed by one Republican and 219 Democrats.  Let’s remember how one party trusted by the American people turned on those same voters for the purposes of serving their President and his radical left-wing views. 

Never in history have Democrats made it easier for Republicans to take over a House than they did last night, and for that, I thank them from the bottom of my free-market heart for this truly historic move.

Hoffman Concedes

Just moments ago, both CNN and Fox News declared Democrat Bill Owens the winner of NY23.

The biggest disappointment here is that  this truly was such a hard fought battle for Hoffman who lagged in 3rd place behind the original Republican (RINO) candidate and Owens for the past several weeks.  It wasn’t until Sarah Palin endorsed him 13 days ago that he had begun to pick up speed.  After just one week of soaring in the polls, the soar-losing liberal-Republican dropped out and took her few loyalists with her to tip the scale for Owens – even though Owens supports a public option for health care, something the liberal-leaning Scozzofava claimed to oppose.  Scozzofava even worked tirelessly phoning voters of the district stomping for Owens.

This was a god-awful case of bad timing.  Because there was no primary in this district, a committee of closed-door politicians selected the candidates FOR the voters.  With just 13 days under his belt as the head candidate against Owens, Hoffman lost by – get this – 3 lousy percentage points with the candidates virtually splitting the counties in half.

If the district had allowed the constituents the opportunity to vote in a primary, Hoffman could have had a much larger chance at having the luxury of competing with ample campaign funding giving him the victory he deserved tonight.

This seat will be up again in one year – it will be interesting to see if Hoffman comes back for a fair and decent first class campaign enjoyed by both Scozzofava and Owens.

One thing is for sure, Scozzofava and her behavior during this entire display of fairness and democracy should be a lesson to us all going forward with regard to RINOS – they are never to be trusted again!

Now, I will leave it up to Mel or Phil to gloat about the massive wins in New Jersey and the entire state of Virginia.  🙂

Sarah Palin Gets Results!

When news broke last week that Sarah Palin was endorsing the third-party but more-conservative candidate; Doug Hoffman in NY, an independent poll had Doug Hoffman in third place at 23% trailing the Democrat and the RINO endorsed by Newt Gingrich.  Just Friday, Newt declared support for Hoffman ‘a mistake’ as he continues to give his support to the pro-abortion RINO, Dede Scozzafava.

After Palin’s announcement, Doug Hoffman raised an amazing $116,000 in one day and in a newly released independent poll today, Hoffman has soared to first place.

I hope Newt is paying attention.  I regard the man with so much respect and cannot believe he doesn’t notice the country’s crave for real conservative values.  As bad as I feel for Newt’s dissent, I am thrilled that once again; however, we are reminded of the sheer power that Sarah Palin possesses over public opinion.

Someone Needs to Tell Newt Gingrich, John McCain, and the Rest of the RINO-Loving Plague

Gallup:

Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates in the American populace in 2009, 40% to 36%, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Liberals rank third at 20%. This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when conservatives were tied with moderates as the most prevalent group.”
UPDATE!
I dedicate this post to my sweet friend, Tom.  😉

“Change” We Can Believe In! (Without the Help of the Media)

Sarah

I have been noticing Obama’s approval ratings on Gallup the last couple of days….where some polls have him below 50% and others have him above, I consistently use the gallup polls to track how things are going.  The last few days, he’s been bouncing between 50% and 51%, which is important because for many weeks, he’d been bouncing between 51% and 54%.

Most notably was the poll on Congressional elections for 2010.  The Democrats just months ago enjoyed a six point lead over Republicans to the question “if the elections were held today?”

A new poll released today shows both parties virtually tied.

The Health Care issue – along with facts of the stimulus coming out – are going to be the biggest issues. 

In more news, we know that Sarah Palin’s book – just on pre-orders alone has hit the number one spot on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists (plus, it is reported she has received a whopping $7M advance from the publishers). 

It is rumored that Palin will be stomping for Republican candidates in 2010 and further rumored that proceeds received from her speeches will provide her with more power to do more. 

Think for a second how the MSM has portrayed Palin and how they continue to portray Obama.  While they do this, I hear people complaining about the man as I stand in line at the grocery store or at the gas station.

With the “death panels” which were removed from the legislation of these proposed bills – due to one little Twitter by Sarah Palin – and as liberals continue to bounce back and forth as they are slapped with the reality of what Americans really want, let’s pray that they take the messages of Americans seriously.

The media will never be more powerful than the great intrinsic wisdom of the American people.

Cap and Trade Sham Passes

I was watching CSPAN today and listening to talk radio.  The House passed the massive energy tax this afternoon by a vote of 219-212.  It is euphemistically known as “Cap and Trade.”  CBO estimates show that this legislation will result in 2 million job losses per year [Correction: The CBO failed to analyze the total economic impact of this legislation on the US economy and, in fact, underestimated the impact.  CBO admissions of job losses led to an outlay in the legislation providing billions of dollars for workers who would lose their jobs under this bill. The studies and statistics on job losses were provided by other sources. An upcoming post will present these studies] Additionally, it is expected to drive up energy bills to the residential consumer by 90%.   And it’s all based on alarmism intiated by false science concerning “global warming.” 

I will speak more on this subject in the coming days, but I wanted to focus on the vote.  There were 42 Democrats who sided with the GOP in an attempt to defeat this bill.  Before you get all giddy – realize that a few of those included leftist nuts like Dennis Kucinich who felt that the bill didn’t go far enough.  Mostly, though, the Democrats were conservatives or Dems in unsafe House seats who heard the message from their constituents loud and clear.  Apparently, the House switchboard melted down with people calling in to voice their displeasure over this legislative piece of crap.  The overwhelming number of calls were reported to be in opposition to this irresponsible sham.

On the other side, 8 “Republicans” sided with the Democrats on this legislation – thus providing them with the necessary margin need for victory.  I will list their names and phone numbers below.  I was listening to Mark Levin while the vote was going on.  He had Reps. John Shadegg (AZ), Mike Pence (IN), Eric Cantor (VA) and John Boehner(OH) on the radio during that time.  Cantor (minority whip) and Boehner (minority leader) both came on after the final vote was counted.  Levin pressed them on the 8 GOP traitors.  Cantor was diplomatic but did note that people would respond via the ballot box.  Boehner, surprisingly, was more incredulous and almost promised that those 8 defectors would hear about what they had done.  The minority leader was as pumped and determined as I have ever heard them.  I was really proud of his response.

This measure will go to the Senate now.  Boehner feels that this legislation will not become law.  But we don’t need to rest on his reassurances.  If more celebrities die shortly before the Senate vote, I might buy into some sort of conspiracy theory.  I’m not sure that Americans were focused on the 1200-page monstrocity and its repercussions.  And this 1200 page bill only merited 3 hours of debate in the House.  A 300-page amendment was introduced at 3:09 am this morning.  I can assure you, that the Senate will operate under the full glare of American voters when their time comes to vote on this. At least they will have time to read it before they cast a vote.

In the meantime, here are the names and office numbers of the 8 RINOs who voted for this garbage.  Our campaign against their reelection begins today.  Feel free to call and express your feelings – especially if you are in their district.  In the coming months – as the primaries ramp up – I will be coming back to these people and feature their opponents.  And I can almost guarantee you that each one will face primary opposition. 

Mary Bono Mack (CA – 45th)  202-225-5330

Michael Castle (DE – at large) note:  Castle is thinking about the Senate race.  I’ll be there for him too.  202-225-4165

Mark Kirk (IL – 10th)  202-225-4835

Leonard Lance (NJ – 10th)  202-225-5361

Frank LoBiondo (NJ – 2nd)  202-225-6572

John McHugh (NY – 23rd)  202-225-4611

David Reichert (WA – 8th)  202-225-7761

Chris Smith (NJ – 4th)  This one saddens me.  But he is toast now.  202-225-3765

Anyone see any pattern above?  Same ole, same ole.