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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Career Politicians

Another election season is in the works. If you are not seeing them already, you will be seeing commercials on TV or mailings in your email or through the United States Postal Service from your Representative wanting more money and/or your support for them in the upcoming election. Chances are said politician has been in office for 20 or 40 years and done nothing for your district. You are wondering why you continue to vote for that politician and had nothing to show for it. Is there someone out there who has YOUR best interests at heart?

Well there is. That organization is called GOOOH, which stands for Get Out Of Our House. It is very fitting as the organization intends to vote out all 435 members of the House of Representatives and replace them with citizen activist, citizen statesmen if you will. GOOOH has people in all 50 states and 435 Congressional Districts with that sole purpose. Each district has three rounds (sometimes more, sometimes less depending on the district) of intense, competitive “citizen conventions” designed to pick a single candidate which is represented by GOOOH and also by the people of said conventions. Will they be successful? I do not know, but do know that it will be up to the people of that particular district if they are. The question to ask is: “are you happy with the same old career politicians who are working for the lobbyists, or do you want a citizen statesman looking out for your interest?”

This November, let us tell the career politicians to GOOOH!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Mitt Romney is the nominee. Now what?

“And whoever shall force you to go one mile, go with him two” (Matthew 5:41 NASB)

All right, so Mitt Romney is the nominee. Is he our first choice? No, but the establishment has us over a barrel to elect him. As soon as Romney is elected in November 6, we have the chance to flip the barrel and take the establishment to the woodshed. How can we do that? I don’t have the answer, but actually read something from a blog article posited by my good friend Felicia Cravens (aka @somethingfishie on Twitter)

Jimmie Bise Jr. has an answer.  Go to the site for his radio show "The Delivery" and download the podcast from April 4th.  Listen to the whole hour.  Jimmie rants about the Romney candidacy, and does it in a way that I find quite eloquent.  But Jimmie doesn't just rant.  Jimmie proposes a Grand Bargain.
I couldn't say it as well as he does:
"I've reached a compromise in my head with the Republican Party...


"I am going to extend some credit to the Republican party.  I am going to vote for Mitt Romney.  I am going to do my very best, consistent with my ability to keep my own intellectual integrity intact.  I am going to recommend to my friends that they vote for Mitt Romney... I want Mitt Romney to beat Barack Obama.  I will do whatever I have to do to drag this dead horse over the finish line.


"That's what I'm going to give the Republican party... Republicans, that what you get from me.  I don't want to do this, I don't like doing this, but I will do it.  I'll do it because, quite honestly, you have me behind the eight ball.


"But know this, Republican Party; after November, I am no longer behind the eight ball.  And I don't have to do anything else for you at all...


"So here's where the compromise comes in...  I'll drag his bloated ideological corpse where it has to be...
but I want something in return... You have dragooned me into doing something for you....


"I'm telling you, you're not going to have me locked to this oar forever... after November, you start paying me back...


"I will not do this again.


"No more, Republicans, I'm done with this.  WE are done with this.  All those tea party people that right now you think you have under your thumb, they're there till November."
Hear the rest at The Delivery, and tell me what you think.  I think I could live with this, the way Jimmie puts it.

Like I had been positing in the past in recent editorials, Obama has to go, and the only one to defeat him in November is Mitt Romney. May we do all we can to make it so and make Obama a one-term president.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

The 2012 Presidential Election: A Chance to Repeat History

In a new Facebook Group called "Oh, alright. Fine. Mitt Romney 2012. Wooo..." there was a conversation on Thursday morning between my friends Laura Foster and Jolene Ann in which it was brought up to put the car in R before we drive off that cliff. No truer words have been spoken.

This election, as I has posited in the past, is not about electing the Republican candidate but about UNelecting Obama. Now this year it is going to be Mitt Romney, and we as patriots have to do whatever it takes to make sure Romney beats Obama in November. We have history on our side in three respects.

  • Since 1860, every election that had been held on November 6 had gone to the Republican nominee.  (Abraham Lincoln in 1860, Grover Cleveland in 1888, William McKinley in 1900, Herbert Hoover in 1928, Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, and Ronald Reagan in 1980)
  • Last 3 Governors to be nominated to run v incumbent Presidents have won.
  • Last 3 times incumbent Presidents have lost, they were defeated by a Governor.

Both times it was Jimmy Carter in 1976, Ronald Reagan in 1980, and Bill Clinton in 1992. Mitt Romney would be the 4th in both if and when he wins in November. There is a cliff symbolizing socialism ahead of us, and this election is a make or break election in which we either have a chance to put the car in Reverse or keep it in Drive. If we keep going the way we are, then as I had mentioned in recent editorials, the country as we know it will cease to exist. We need someone to put a bandaid on the bleeding, and Mitt Romney in my opinion is the one to if not stop the bleeding outright at least stop the bleeding for 4 or even 8 years.

Dr. Alexander Tytler had written a scholarly tome called "The Athenian Republic" which was published before the 13 colonies had declared their independence from Britain. In it he comes up with a wonderful concept:

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.

"From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.  These nations have progressed through this sequence:

"From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage."

Right now I think we are at the apathy to dependence stage based on the fact that we have a lot of people depending on the government to pay for everything when they are able to get off their lazy asses and get to work. The people are a part of what Neal Boortz refers to as the "Dumb Ass, Dumb Masses" who do not care about politics or when they do, they want the government to look out for them.

If you want the government to pay and give you everything on a silver platter, then vote for Obama and kiss this country goodbye. If you want to work HARD for everything and NOT have the government give you everything on a silver platter, then vote for Mitt Romney and save this country.

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