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Misplaced Faith in a Corrupt System

As I watch a variety of election shenanigans unfold I see a misplaced faith in a corrupt system by a number of conservative candidates.  The system I’m speaking of is the various recount procedures and processes throughout the country.  My own faith in the system was severely shaken two years ago during the Al Franken recount debacle in Minnesota.  In my opinion Al Franken through a series of procedural maneuvers and shady recount decisions by election officials stole the Minnesota senatorial seat from the people.  You can read more about it here.  There is still a hand full of results that are still too close to call.  I want to focus in on the senate contest in Alaska and explain how once again one candidate’s misplaced faith in a corrupt system may … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Joe Miller, Lisa Murkowski, Politics, recount

We Must Stay Engaged

Last night the American people took a giant step in the “right” direction and I’m a bit more hopeful today.  The question is are our political leaders ready to have an adult conversation about defunding/fixing entitlement programs, serious cuts in government spending, a sound fiscal policy, stopping the FED from monetizing our debt and devaluing our dollar, and the shrinking of government influence in the free market?  I believe these a just a few of the issues that we will need to address immediately.  But with everything that is difficult to face we must take the first step and last night was that first step. We must go into this with eyes wide open and be willing to face the truth about the financial condition of our nation.  We have the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Election Day, Federal Reserve, Monetizing Debt, Politics

Our Path

by RightHandMan A few weeks prior to the elections of 2008, prior to the blog’s creation, John and I were talking about a potential Obama win and what that would mean for America. I think that tonight confirms my thoughts at the time, which were that an Obama win would be the best thing that could happen to this country. Allow me to explain. When Carter won in 1977 the country was in ruins – and more to the point of this post, so too was the GOP. Ford was the leader was by default only because Nixon and Askew turned out to be crooked. Being called a republican was an insult. The GOP couldn’t even keep their HQ’s open because they couldn’t pay the power bills. Luckily the state of the GOP … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Barack Obama, Congress, Gerald Ford, GOP, Harry Reid, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan

Election Day 2010: Now it’s our turn

Today is Election Day in America; the day when we the people have our say.  For 22 months we have been ignored, labeled as racists and extremists, called astro-turf, and mocked for standing by the principles of our constitution, a desire for sound fiscal policy, and a responsive but limited government.  Partnered with the MSM, the Democrats launched a massive and vicious assault on average hardworking Americans, ridiculing our intelligence by claiming we were just too stupid to know what was best for us. They nationalized the student loans, the car industry, and the banking industry.  They ignored our economic woes as they pressed ahead with their social agenda.  They trampled on our constitution passing ObamaCare and the Financial Reform law against the will of the people.  They attempted to regulate carbon emissions through … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Election Day, November election, Politics

Principle over Party

This election year could be one of the most crucial in our young nation’s history.  We as a nation are facing some very serious issues; issues that if not addressed immediately with bold actions could fundamentally transform America into a third world country and burden our children with massive debt.  Our fiscal policy is a mess, our spending is out of control and our constitution is being trampled upon by a class of political elites from both parties.  The Tea Party movement was born out of this politically irresponsible environment.  They called for a return to spending and fiscal sanity and a restoration of the constitutional principles that has guided our nation since its birth.  They demanded that the future actions of politicians be based on principle and not party. This … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Alaska Senate Race, establishment, Joe Miller, Lisa Murkowski, Local Politics, Politics, republican party, RINO, Tea Party Movement

Friday Funnies: Barney Frank Commemorative Coin

Now this is what I call a clever campaign ad. Enjoy!  Good stuff. Liberty forever, freedom for all! … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Barney Frank, Political Humor, Sean Bielat, Video

The Communist Party USA and the Democratic Alliance.

I was on my way home from work listening to Mark Levin when he started reading an article that caught my attention.  The article was a call to action from what sounded like another typical left wing organization rallying the coalitions of power before the mid-term elections.  All the standard Democratic talking points were touched upon; defeat the Tea Party/Republican movement or we will see continued tax breaks for the top richest two percent which will increase the deficit, privatization of social security, repeal of health care and financial reform, no extension of unemployment compensation, outsourced jobs, increased racism and severe limits to democratic rights…blah…blah…blah. Then Mr. Levin revealed that the article he was reading was actually an article he pulled from the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) website.  Now I know … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Alliance, Communism, CPUSA, Democrats, Local Politics

Earl Pomeroy: The plea of a desperate man

North Dakota is on the verge of sending Democratic Representative Earl Pomeroy packing and apparently he is beginning to feel it.  Below is his latest appeal to North Dakotans. For years this man has managed to portray himself as a moderate Democrat in a conservative state and for the most part has received a free pass for bringing home the bacon for North Dakota’s largest industry; agriculture.  This year when the people of our great state overwhelmingly voiced their deep concerns over passing ObamaCare, Earl put in his Washington earplugs and pressed on and voted for ObamaCare against the wishes of a majority of his constituents.  I personally wrote him two letters expressing my lack of support for ObamaCare and heard nothing back in return.  I’m sure that I was not the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Earl Pomeroy, North Dakota, Politics, Video

Nov 3rd Advice: The Private Sector Expects Results

My advice to all the career politicians that will soon be making a career move to join us again in the private sector…go back to the universities because the private sector expects results.  Have a great Friday. Liberty forever, freedom for all! … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Advice, Ghostbusters, Politics

Sean Bielat: Taking on Barney Frank

I ran across this on YouTube.  I wanted people to have the opportunity to meet candidate Sean Bielat.  Let me just put this out there; he used to be a registered Democrat.  He changed during his Harvard days when he realized that his beliefs were not in line with the Democratic platform. He is a fiscal conservative and a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves. He is now the Republican candidate trying to unseat Barney Frank in a district that Republican Senator Scott Brown won earlier in the year. Half of the district is made up of independent voters and right now they’re breaking for Mr. Bielat 51 – 35.  A poll taken about three weeks ago had Bielat down by 10 points (48 – 38).  Since then internal polling numbers by the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Barney Frank, Massachusetts, Politics, Sean Bielat

Jan Schakowsky: The Constitution through the eyes of a progressive

Last week I heard the below radio interview with Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsky and I didn’t think it got the play it warranted.  It was an interview in which she was talking about the Tea Party movement and their love for the constitution.  Before I go any further I want to introduce you to Representative Schakowsky with the help of discoverthenetworks.org. Born in Chicago in 1944, Schakowsky grew up in that city’s Rogers Park section. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1965, she worked briefly as a schoolteacher. In 1969 she established National Consumers Unite, a consumer-advocacy group that led a campaign to imprint freshness dates on food packaging in stores. From 1976-1985 she worked as a director of the Illinois Public Action Council, another consumer-advocacy organization. In 1985 she … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Illinois, Jan Schakowsky, Politics, Progressive, Progressive Caucus, The Road to Serfdom Video

“Hazzard County politics" is very real in much of small town America

Today I wanted to take the time to build off one of my recent posts “Start Thinking Local” and show first hand why it is so important to stay engaged at the local level when it comes to community issues.  First off I will try to do my best in mapping out a personal experience that I have encountered and how my own lack of involvement helped this along.  How many people remember the TV show from the early 1980s The Dukes of Hazzard?  If you don’t I’ll provide you with the basic theme of the show with the help of Wikipedia. The television series The Dukes of Hazzard follows Bo and Luke Duke, two cousins living in a rural part the fictional Hazzard County, Georgia with their cousin Daisy and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Boss Hogg, Corruption, Hazzard County, Local Politics

Campaign ad: BIG government on our backs

It is officially the silly season and I love to look for clever campaign ads.  I found the following ad at Hot Air.  I thought this was a great campaign ad against Ohio Congressman John Boccieri.  It hits it out of the park. Perfect. Liberty forever, freedom for all! … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Campaign ad, John Boccieri, Ohio, Politics

Start Thinking Local

The other morning on my way to work I was listening to conservative talk radio host Mike Church.  He was interviewing co-author of the book “Who Killed the Constitution?” Dr. Kevin Gutzman and the topic being discussed was the upcoming elections and the role of the states.  I had listened to Dr. Gutzman many times before and found him to be extremely knowledgeable and well versed on our Constitution.  This morning was different however; I sensed a more elevated level of frustration in his tone.  It was the kind of tone that someone has when you feel like your banging you head against the wall because no one is really listening.  I didn’t understand it.  Here we are on the verge of bouncing the Democratic majority in both houses out … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Constitution, Dr. Kevin Gutzman, local elections, Mike Church, Politics, States Rights

Doctor Zero: We Are Paying Attention

Once again another great article from Doctor Zero.  We Are Paying Attention By  John Hayward The Left was unable to paint the Tea Party as anarchists, violent lunatics, or racists. The feeble attempt to suggest they should really be focusing their ire at George W. Bush or the Republican Party fizzled into embarrassed silence. Like a clumsy kid going deep into the dinnerware department to catch a Nerf football pass in a department store, John Kerry lumbered to the nearest microphone to blurt out the latest meme: the Tea Party isn’t paying attention at all. They’re just bleating in confusion, sheep panicking in the shadow of terrible forces they are not qualified to discuss: “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, DOCTOR ZERO, John Hayward, U.S. Politics

Klavan on the Culture: Guide to the Elections, Part 1: The Economy

Starting the Monday off right courtesy of Pajamasmedia. Smile it’s Monday!      Liberty forever, freedom for all! … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Klavan on the Culture, Pajamasmedia, Politics, Video, YouTube

Video: What Would The Founders Do?

I’m not sure if this video has made the rounds, but I found it tonight here.  I thought it was was actually pretty good.  With only 47 days left until Election Day, we need to remember why these people need to go and this is video provide us with a good reminder.  We need to stop falling for distractions and focus on how these people are trying to our ruin economy and destroy our Republic. Liberty forever, freedom for all! … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Democrats, Politics, Ronald Reagan, Video, YouTube

Karl Rove reveals his establishment colors

Last night Christina O’Donnell pulled off an upset win against Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican primary.  O’Donnell was endorsed by the Tea Party movement, Sarah Palin, and Jim DeMint.  Mike Castle was supported by the establishment and is a moderate Republican that many conservatives have labeled as a RINO.  In a win that shocked many the NRSC said it will not support O’Donnell’s campaign.  Mr. Rove appeared on the Hannity show and was clearly upset about O’Donnell’s victory.  Below is a clip of their exchange. “Why did it take her two decades to pay her college bill?”  Are you kidding me Karl?  How does that even compare with all the ethic violations by some of our elected officials in Washington?  The fact is Karl is another establishment Republican that is an election bean counter.  He is more concerned about whether the party … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Christina O'Donnell, Delaware, Karl Rove, Mike Castle, NRSC, Politics, Republican, Sean Hannity

Blindsided: Why the left doesn’t see it coming

Have you noticed lately that the left appears to be somewhat oblivious to the impending tsunami coming this November on all fronts?  Economically speaking many on the left want to keep throwing money at the problem instead of applying sound economic principles to kick start it.  On most of the major issues we face today the left seems to be out of step with the majority of Americans.  From out of control spending to controversial laws that encroach on our individual liberties, force unconstitutional and unsustainable federal mandates on state and threaten the very existence of beloved republic; the left’s thirst for government expansion and control over every aspect of our lives appears to be unquenchable.  Let’s be honest, all the polls are running against them and this doesn’t appear to be … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, academia, Economics, left, liberal professors, Politics, real world

2010 Election: Democrat mind tricks…don’t be weak minded.

With November rapidly approaching the campaign ads are in full swing and politicians are using clever little smoke and mirror tricks to sway our opinions and convince us they are the solutions to the problems they created.  The more I see these ads, the more I am insulted by the shameless tactics they employ.  Their Democrat mind tricks will not work on me. Like in the above clip from the Star Wars, the Democrats are hoping their mind tricks will work on the weak minded.  They create ads that evade the real issues and tell you that everything is good.  They will make claims by saying look at all the jobs we’ve saved or created by bringing you the voter all these taxpayer funded programs.  The weak minded will fall for this and say … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Harry Reid, Nevada, Politics, Star Wars, Video

Video: Just who are the extreme ones?

My friend found this today and pointed out this great video to me.  It is very powerful stuff. Enjoy. The picture can’t be painted any clearer than that.  This November they will find out just how out of touch they are with the voters. Liberty forever, freedom for all! … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Democrats, Extreme, Obama, Politics, Video, You Tube

Truth-Lite: Tell me what I want to hear

Yesterday I was talking to a good friend and we were discussing how many people simply don’t want to hear the truth about the dire straits our Republic is currently in.  Most people prefer some sort of modified less scary version of the truth; a truth-lite if you will. What I mean when I say this is that people tend to prefer a happier version of the truth.  It’s much easier to deal with rather than the harsh painful reality that accompanies brutal honesty or what I call the hard truth.  This is why I believe candidates supported by Tea Party groups are struggling against their Democratic opponents. Sharron Angle is currently struggling with her message in Nevada against Harry Reid.  She was supported by the Tea Party movement in Nevada because … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Democrats, Sharron Angle, Tea Party Movement, Truth

DNC Strategy: Republican Tea Party Contract on America

This just in, from the brain trust known as the DNC; the new strategy for the Democrats in 2010 is to promote the idea that the Tea Party and Republicans are one in the same.  The snake oil they’re trying to sell to the American people is that it’s a scary and extreme ideology to embrace the concepts of limited government, fiscal responsibility, reforming or ending unsustainable entitlement programs, promoting states’ rights, and challenging unconstitutional laws that encroach on the individual liberties of each and every one us to include the seizure of private property (Financial Reform).  They call it the Republican Tea Party Contract on America.  They couldn’t resist the urge to throw Bush under the bus again by misrepresenting the truth about his tax cuts that are actually cuts across the board and not just for the wealthy, but … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Contract on America, Democrats, DNC, Strategy

Get ready the push for Cap and Trade cometh!

Well Harry Reid is at it again.  He is getting ready to clear the legislative calendar to make a push for Cap and Trade.  Yes that’s right, here we go again.  As you all recall the Democrats successfully rammed ObamaCare down our throats when it looked like it was dead after the election of Scott Brown.  Many of us felt that the Scott Brown win should have stopped ObamaCare in its tracks.  How wrong we were.  And now we’re finding out that the concerns expressed by the critics about the law were spot-on. Then just last week we heard that the Financial Reform bill was in trouble and Harry Reid was hoping to work out some sort of deal to get to the magic number of 60.  Well he didn’t need to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Cap and Trade, Democrats, Harry Reid

The people we thought we knew.

I took a day off from writing to clear my head and collect my thoughts.  Last night I visited with some old friends I served with in the military who I hadn’t seen in over 15 years.  They were in the area on business and stopped by our home.  We talked about all the people we knew, wondering where they were and what they were doing now; passing bits of information back and forth about our lives over the last 15 years in the hopes of filling in the missing pieces of each other’s puzzle.  We talked about the good times we all had and for a moment I was whisked back to the early 90s when life was less complicated.  It felt like an old friend and I needed … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Democrats, Obama, Politics, Scott Brown, U.S. Politics

Tea Party focus: Local elections

We all remember last September when the Tea Party movement converged on Washington DC to voice their concerns over a broad range of issues from out-of-control spending to Obamacare.  Hundreds of thousands of average Americans, many for the first time exercised their constitutional right to peaceably assemble.  Their focus was a national focus and they indeed sent Washington DC a message; a message that was ignored. Almost one year later, Obamacare has been rammed through against the wishes of the majority of Americans.  Congress and this administration has doubled down with spending, forcing them to raise the debt ceiling again and again.  Cap and Trade is still under consideration while at the same time the EPA has been given the green light to enforce carbon emissions regulations.  Arizona is under fire for … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, local elections, Politics, States, Tea Party Movement