Thursday, November 09, 2006

'06 Election - Why did it happen?

Some thought it was a "Thumping". I'm not sure I'd describe it as that, however I do believe that I can outline some of the reasons why the GOP was "thumped".

Reason for losing #1: The war in Iraq. There has been a lot of spin on both sides of the issue regarding the war in Iraq. You could argue that we invaded Iraq because of WMD's that did not exist. Maybe so, but the records show that everyone on both sides of the aisle and in the UN's IAEA believed they existed. Regardless, we are there and in the process the US removed one of the most tyrannical dictators of modern times who killed (conservatively) 100,000 Iraqis in his 30 year reign of terror.

Here's where I see we went wrong. "Piece follows victory." The average US citizen wants to fight wars to win. Unfortunately, since the Korean War era inside the beltway they want to fight wars to limit casualties. So, this war has been run the entire time with the throttle pulled back (in my opinion to about 20%). What should have been done from the beginning is an all out full throttle attack and complete devastation of the enemy (this includes in Afghanistan). None of this house-to-house search for "insurgents". It should have been more like: "You have 48 hours to surrender or we will level your city." One or two campaigns like this against strategically placed cities and the insurgents would have been laid on the doorstep of Coalition Forces when new cities were faced with the same decision. Had we begun the war like that Iran & Syria would not have been able to place "foreign insurgents" into Iraq to stir up trouble and we would be on the downside of this war by now.

Reason for losing #2: The Republicans did not govern as conservatives nor act like winners. I'm not sure who to credit for this analogy, but it's like before '94 when the GOP was on the outside looking in at congress they saw it as a cesspool. But once they got control of the whole works they decided it was more like a hot tub. The GOP blew the only shot they've ever had to completely implement conservative policies. Instead, they thumbed their nose (I'm being nice here, because it felt more like being flipped the bird) at us conservatives and spent money like drunken sailors, trampled on the "Contract for America" and basically stabbed us in the back. I guess I don't completely blame them, as we should all know by now that in the words of Kissinger, "absolute power corrupts absolutely". It all starts at the top. The Republican leadership on the hill took its cues from the President who (as discussed in an earlier blog) is not the leader of a conservative movement like Reagan. While I agree with him on lowering taxes and fighting Islamo-Fascism, there is little more in which I see eye to eye with him. Bush started off his presidency by letting Kennedy (The Swimmer) write the education bill. Follow that up with "Campaign Finance Reform" and the largest increase in entitlements since "The Great Society" of LBJ (Medicare prescription drug plan) and you have the most non-conservation (as opposed to Neo-Conservative) Republican President in modern history.

Reason for Losing #3: Illegal Immigration. You could argue that illegal immigration is a subset of reason #2. However, this is one issue for which congress actually attempted to act conservatively and actually had to drag the President along with them. The President took no action to secure our borders after 9-11. I'm not sure exactly what his reasons were, but I can only assume it was because he decided (probably rightly so) that America needs more entry level workers. Of more concern to me personally is his complete 180 degree stance from the Republican Congressional Leadership on amnesty.

I suspect I could go on listing reasons, some of which would sound like excuses (the MSM, the Libs incredible ability get way with criticizing without having to give alternatives, etc...), but I'm not sure there's much reason at this point. One could say the Abramhoff and Foley scandal didn't help matters, but again they are more indicative of the MSM liberal slant. Ultimately, the GOP did not govern as conservatives. Well, the American people are about to see the alternative. I'm going to prepare another entry predicting what's coming next and outlining how the GOP can set themselves up for victory in '08. Here's a hint: Hand them all the rope they want and watch them swing in the wind in '08...

Monday, October 09, 2006

Guns have replaced God in our schools....

As should be expected....

On the September 12, 2006 "The View". (Rosie) O’Donnell: "And just one second, radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America."


Ms. (Rosie) O'Donnell exploits the Amish tragedy to blame the National Rifle Association and "gun lobby." .... The "queen of nice" opined: "I think the horror of imagining 6- to- 13-year-old girls handcuffed together and shot execution-style, one by one, is perhaps enough to awaken the nation that maybe we need some stricter gun control laws."

She went on to blame "the lobby organization of the NRA, allowing no rules and no registration and absolutely, sort of, carte blanche to make guns available to Americans in a way they're not in the rest of the world."

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  • Only a complete idiot would not miss the correlation between the lack of God in schools and the increase in violence at schools. This is what can be expected as we are told we have to take God out our lives.

    Q: Why where public schools in the USA first created?

    A: The founding fathers thought that everyone should be able to read the Bible...

    Talk about irony....

    Saturday, September 23, 2006

    What we need are consevative leaders....

    What's Missing

    The missing ingredient in the Republican Party is a true conservative leader. Someone who, like Ronaldus Magnus pounded away and pounded away on what it meant to be a conservative. It seemed like in every speech and every news conference, even every comment on the way to Marine One on the grass of the White House he worked into the conversation how important it was for each of us as individuals to be the best we can be, so that collectively we would be a greater nation. And in order for that to happen, he would say, government has to get out of the way. I contend, there is currently no one in GOP leadership that can articulate that message as well as the 'Great Communicator'. If Ronald Reagan were president, he would speak right past the Democrat Leadership and directly to the American people. Reagan understood from his first shot at politics in the 60's that his message would always be that of The Conservative Movement.

    “Our hopeful joy upon the 1994 takeover of Congress was like finding a new pony by the Christmas tree. Now it’s more like finding it slumped over dead on top of the presents.” —Jonah Goldberg

    There are pockets of individuals in the GOP who believe much of the Reagan Doctrine of Conservativism. Rick Santorum comes to mind. Unfortunately, he has sided with President Bush on too many occasions, especially when it comes to the out of control pork barrel spending that is all too common in Washington, which explains why The Club For Growth ( gives him only 73% rating. Until Congressmen and Senators start looking at what is best for all the people instead of what is best to line the pockets of their biggest contributors this situation will never get better. But even more importantly, until we get someone with a national voice that can articulate our message, we will continue to elect RINO's (Republican In Name Only) like Linc Chaffey, Olymipia Snow, Arlyn Spector, etc... Without strong conservative leadership we will be stuck until the next Ross Perot comes along and pulls the rug out from under us again.

    Leadership on the Issues

    The current economy can sustain us in the short term, but there are several major economic changes coming that require leadership now. For instance, since the national debt is largely financed through issuance of bonds to foreign governments we are relying on countries like China, Japan, S. Korea to buy our debt so the government can continue to finance entitlements while we continue to buy their products. Between our debt being sold overseas and our reliance on oil from other countries, they will have us literally over a barrel pretty soon. Additionally, to have a truly self-sustaining economy we have to be leaders in converting raw materials into finished goods whether in through mining, manufacturing or agriculture. Right not (I have not checked my facts, but I'm sure someone will...) the only one of those three items where we are close to a net exporter is in agriculture. And yet agriculture employs less people every year.

    However, immigration will be the next big issue. There are several ways to look at immigration. The easiest one for people to wrap their mind around is the national security risk we take by not having our borders secured. It's quite simple really. How many of you sleep with your door unlocked. How many sleep with the door open? How many of you have no walls to your house at all? The area of concern it the strain on public infrastructure the uncontrolled growth causes. Emergency rooms are shutting their doors in the Southwest because they cannot afford to treat these people for free, they cannot afford to pay someone to translate and the problem is spreading east. The last issue with the uncontrolled growth is that they do not seem to integrating into the United Stated of America. Instead, they look at the US as a suburb of Mexico. They come to the 'burbs to work, take the money & send it home. Again, this provides a huge strain on our economic system.

    Taxes will also be a hot button issue. Soon less than 50% of the US population will even be paying taxes. Once that happens you can forget any major tax reform. Here are the latest data (FY 2003):

    • 96.54% of the taxes are paid by the top 50% of wage earners.
    • 65.84% of the taxes are paid by the top 10% of wage earners.
    • 54.36% of the taxes are paid by the top 5% of wage earners.
    • 34.27% of the taxes are paid by the top 1% of wage earners.
    • Only 3.46% of the taxes are paid by the bottom 50% of wage earners.

    So, what so you, oh great ones.....?

    Thursday, September 21, 2006

    Is it the Twilight Zone?

    It's been a while.... Too long actually. A lot has changed in the last couple years. I look around the world and I see so much that I can't seem wrap my mind around. It's said that, "Common sense is not all that common." Lately, I'd say I agree with that statement. My head is spinning from all the crazy news lately. The looney-left is clearly becoming caricatures of themselves. The pictures of multi-millionaire hypocrites Danny Glover and Harry "Calypso Louie" Belefonte welcoming the murderous dictator thug were priceless. I can see them all now chuckling and high fiving about Chavez's Bush=Devil remarks. Then there is the performance of the kidnapper turned "President" Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's equal comical speak at the UN. If I took all the MSM's (Main Stream Media) coverage seriously I would think that this was all terrible for the US. But, as all the coverage continues all I hear these communist dictators do is spout the Democrat '06 Party talking points. The Dem's should get all kinds of great commercials from these visits. You would think that people like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would get clue that they are wrong on the issues when they listen to the two crazy dictators spout the Dems party line. They are just as clueless at the MSM. In the meantime, limousine liberal hypocrites Chris Kristofferson and buddy Bab's can sleep well at night knowing their hero (H.C.) reads the same author (Noam Chomsky) as them. Unfortunately, they (C.K. & B.S.) don't even understand that most people in Venezuela could never read, nor afford to purchase, the book, which incidently, would never be allowed to be published if it spoke so severely of Venezuela. Does anyone besides me see the irony here? How can people who are sooooo wrong think they are soooo right?