Monthly Archives: October 2012

Open letter to former Representative Allen Grayson

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Mr. Grayson,

You are the biggest piece of excrement known to man. How you were elected in the first place says incredibly bad things about the electorate in your district. The fact now that you are more interested in money and fund raising than public safety, demonstrated by your reckless disregard for traffic safety, clearly shows that you are taking a more active role in helping people “Die Quickly!” You are pathetic and I hope your district constituents have learned their lesson and do not choose to repeat the lessons of history.

===Note==== this was left on Mr. Grayson’s website in response to news reports of his destroying a vehicle caused by his running a red light on the way to a fund raiser. The man sucks. RT or Facebook share and get the word out to his constituency.

AP article, just in case they pull it.. Seems debate has already happened!!!

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Face to face: It’s the final Obama-Romney debate

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DAVID ESPO and KASIE HUNT
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. talks on the phone in the media filing center after doing a television interview before the final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – Foreign policy took command of the campaign spotlight Monday at the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, two weeks before Election Day in a close race for the White House dominated by pocketbook issues and the economy.

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the recent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions were all ripe for disagreement in the 90-minute event at Lynn University.

Both men spent the weekend in rehearsals, the president at Camp David in Maryland and Romney in Florida. They paid brief visits to the debate hall in the hours before its start.

Obama and Romney are locked in a close race in national opinion polls. For both men, the final days of the long campaign are likely to be a whirlwind of rallies in the far-flung battleground states. Already four million ballots have been cast in early voting in more than two dozen states.

Barring a last-minute change in strategy by one campaign or the other, Obama appears on course to win states and the District of Columbia that account for 237 of the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. The same is true for Romney in states with 191 electoral votes.

The battlegrounds account for the remaining 110 electoral votes: Florida (29), North Carolina (15), Virginia (13), New Hampshire (4), Iowa (6), Colorado (9), Nevada (6), Ohio (18) and Wisconsin (10).

The televised debate brought no cessation to other campaigning.

Obama’s campaign launched a television ad in Florida that said the president ended the war in Iraq and has a plan to do the same in Afghanistan, accusing Romney of opposing him on both. It was not clear how often the ad would air, given the fall’s overall focus on the economy.

Vice President Joe Biden, campaigning in Canton, Ohio, emphasized differences between the two candidates on the war in Afghanistan.

“We will leave Afghanistan in 2014, period. They say it depends,” he said. “Ladies and gentlemen, like everything with them, it depends. It depends on what day you find these guys.”

Romney’s running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, was in Colorado. “We are in the midst of deciding the kind of country we’re going to be, the kind of people we’re going to be, for a generation,” he said.

Whatever the outcome of the final face-to-face confrontation, the debates have left an imprint on the race. Romney was widely judged the winner of the first debate over a listless president on Oct. 3, and he has risen in polls in the days since. Obama was much more energetic in the second.

Monday night marked the third time in less than a week that the president and his challenger shared a stage, following the feisty 90-minute town-hall-style meeting last Tuesday on Long Island and a white-tie charity dinner two night later where gracious compliments flowed and barbs dipped in humor flew.

The most memorable exchange of the second debate concerned Libya, and Romney’s contention that Obama’s administration has responded poorly to an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last month that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.

As for the Al Smith charity dinner, Obama previewed his all-purpose fallback to criticism on international affairs.

“Spoiler alert: We got bin Laden,” he said, a reminder of the signature foreign policy triumph of his term, the death at the hand of U.S. special operations forces of the mastermind behind the terror attacks on the United States more than a decade ago.

The president and his challenger agreed long ago to devote one of their three debates to foreign policy, even though opinion polls show voters care most about economic concerns.

Growth has been slow and unemployment high across Obama’s tenure in the White House. Romney, a wealthy former businessman, cites his experience as evidence he will put in place policies that can revive the economy.

In recent weeks, the former Massachusetts governor has stepped up his criticism of the president’s handling of international matters, although his campaign hasn’t spent any of its television advertising budget on commercials on the subject.

In a speech earlier this month, Romney accused the president of an absence of strong leadership in the Middle East, where popular revolutions have swept away autocratic regimes in Egypt and elsewhere in the past two years. He has also accused Obama of failing to support Israel strongly enough, of failing to make it clear that Iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon and of backing cuts in the defense budget that would harm military readiness.

Yet Romney has stumbled several times in attempting to establish his own credentials.

He offended the British when he traveled to England this summer and made comments viewed as critical of their preparation for the Olympic Games.

Democrats pounced when he failed to mention the U.S. troops in Afghanistan or Iraq during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in late August, and officials in both parties were critical of his comments about the attack in Benghazi while the facts were unknown.

Earlier this fall, a videotape surfaced showing him telling donors “the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace. The pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”

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Espo reported from Washington.

Voters Campaign in lines in North Carolina Early Voting

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A picture published with an article in the Charlotte Observer this past Thursday included a photo of a woman clearly wearing democratic party favors. Not sure if she was asked to remove campaign materials within 50 ft of the polling place, but it strikes me as a violation of state law.

This clearly underscores the need to make sure every right minded person gets out to the polls between now and Tuesday, November 6th and ensure that BHO doesn’t secure another four disastrous years in our pocket books.

Ayn Rand a model in concept, not a bible

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In response to an article and featured comment on the UK’s The Economist, I must say that I can heartily disagree! The appeal of Ayn Rand isn’t in the absolute belief of her utopia of pure capitalism at the expense of the common good. It is a recognition that like unrestrained capital, monopoly, duopoly, oligarchy and totalitarianism, the concentration of power in the hands of the elite few, leads to enormous consequence.

There are many parallels in Atlas Shrugged to modern U.S. political and socioeconomic circles today. In the name of the “common good” the government has indicated that carbon must be regulated, soft drinks can only be sold in increments of 16 oz. and you must participate in certain forms of commerce, or pay a tax. All of these examples are an intrusion into the personal choices of a supposed free people and the people have a right to be concerned about the direction this portends for the American experiment.

While there are certainly people who would appreciate a sycophantic world view presented by Rand, but that isn’t what is driving appreciation for her books. It is the ideal that less government is better government. It doesn’t mean no government, or poisoned air, water or even the death of small creatures. The great appeal among conservatives for Rand’s books and ideas, it the very notion that personal responsibility and reason can propel a society forward and that it is not the place of government to guarantee any but the most basic of outcomes: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Equality of opportunity, not outcome. Save that for Europe and tell me how that is working for Italy, Portugal, Greece and Spain.

The last sentence has nothing to do with the people of those countries, but rather the governments they have elected. Despite crushing debt, they continue to riot at the austerity needed to save their nation. They are on the brink of social and civil collapse and the continue to demand their welfare. Some of us in the U.S. are intelligent enough to see the writing on the wall. God forbid we fail to act in time as it will result in a cataclysmic shift in how the world operates. Maybe liberals in America wish for that, but ask yourselves the question, when the next totalitarian regime destroys your peace in Europe, who do you think will be there to pick up and rebuild your pieces if America falters?

A Picture worth a Thousand Liberals

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Binders

They come in binders? I’m gettin one… said Bill Clinton when he heard Mitt Romney had binders full of women at Tuesday’s debate

A Picture worth a Thousand Liberals. Interesting turn of phrase. Seems Liberals are racing to embrace an obscure reference @MittRomney made Tuesday evening when answering a question about equal pay for women.

Romney spoke of the process he used as Governor of Ma. referring to the results that were gathered by an non-partisan women’s group as “binders full of women.” The phrase, meant to demonstrate his commitment to ensuring a representative sample of qualified women in key administration posts, was lept upon by left wingers at the huff and puffington post and others.

It seems as though the left could not get enough of the joy in bashing the phrase, trying to turn it into a religious knock, a sexist knock, a professional experience knock, anything to make both light of the comment and to paint Mr. Romney in the worst possible light.

It seems as though there has been a conservative response to the Binders full of women comment. See below and RT to all your friends and pass this along. Less than three weeks to go and we make nObama the one term proposition he has earned.

 

Sun Telegraph Letter to Editor can’t sell message

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A letter to the editor in a Nebraska Rag seeks to rip into Republican candidate for Senate Deb Fischer for signing a pledge not to raise taxes and seeks to stoke fantasy fears of retreating women’s rights and more to attempt to convince Nebraskans to not vote for Bob Kerry, but vote against her.

The author of the letter is a long time Sidney, Nebraska resident who was a school teacher and later owner of the local radio station (KSIDradio.com), is somewhat out of touch with mainstream Nebraskans. Typically ok with raising taxes and “progress” as defined by the power elite, she believes that it is better to vote against someone rather than for them. Her tactics are typical of Democrats who facing the prospect of losing the white house are desparate to retain control of the Senate. Deb Fischer is certain to vote for repeal of ObamaCare and the thought of that, as well as a Senate in Republican hands has her apoplectic.

In the interest of fair disclosure, I used to live in that little Nebraska panhandle town and know the author quite well. As a somewhat public figure from her days in the radio biz, plus her outspoken support of really costly economic policies, I have gone up against her and her daughter on political issues more than once. I have written a response to her letter to the editor of the affected paper, and hope you will each forward the message to them and ask for your own equal time.

The U.S. needs a good Senator from Nebraska like Deb Fischer, not a Democratic retread with more dust on him that an Electrolux vacum bag. The fact alone that she could not express a reason to vote for former Senator Kerry is only indicative that we need to educate all within the sphere of influence of the Sidney Sun Telegraph that reason begins with thoughfulness and purpose. Let’s help Nebraska vote for the right candidate. Vote Deb Fischer November 6th in Nebraska.

Letter to editor Response

A counter to insanity

Editor,

Ibbs Young’s standard Democratic motif of fear and defame should not be an excuse for defining a solid choice for U. S. Senate. Bob Kerry is a war hero, but let’s face it, his time has come and gone and Nebraskan’s to look to where the butter goes as one of the points in selecting their next Senator.

When Ben Nelson voted against Nebraska and for the Affordable Health Care Act, I pledged to do everything I could to thwart his attempt at trying to convince Nebraskans that his Cornhusker kickback was anything that was going to benefit those in the western half of the state. I was even attacked personally by the Senator, who in doing so, both acknowledged and failed to account for himself in trying to justify the 1.7 trillion dollar tax on Americans.

When Nelson announced his retirement, I was excited. When the Dems selected Bob Kerry as their pick, I wasn’t worried about conservative prospects to elect him. Nebraska is a relatively conservative state and the tide has turned more so since ObamaCare was shoved down our throats in 2009.

In the face of mounting evidence that Kerry no longer has the staying power to win under these conditions, dutiful democrats such as Ibbs Young resort to fear and defame tactics. Here is some news for Mrs. Young: Kerry is going to lose, and lose big.

In her letter to the Sun Telegraph, Young using things like “forsake her own gender.” Since when is it the responsibility of a Senator to legislate based on gender?  It doesn’t, or shouldn’t work that way, Ibbs, and frankly as a seasoned citizen, you should use what little wisdom you have accrued over the years in promoting the better ideal, not the utopia one. There is no way any Congress, nor President in today’s world will ” set women’s issues and the hard fight for women’s rights back 50 years…”

The needs of the country to put people back to work, to add more people to the middle class and thus increase the number of tax payers will dominate the next four years. It is unlikely that Republicans will squander their political capital on forcing ideological narcissism down the throats of the American people as was done in 2009 and 2010 when her dear Democratic party had the chance to create jobs, but chose to raise taxes on her grandchildren instead.

In the end, Mrs. Young is representative of an old guard of Democrats and Republicans who believe in diatribe and obfuscation to land political points. Her brand of progress is to enable the financial enslavement of the poor, the reward of the labor unions (which she was a member of as a teacher), and the expansion of the government to fulfill the promises she feels the government “needs to do.”

As a teacher Mrs. Young should be familiar with the Constitution. The founders really had a good thought there to make it a living breathing, amendable document. They enumerated many powers and reserved all other powers to the several states. We need politicians in Washington and in the states to live up to those ideals, not hers. Deb Fischer is a much better reflection of the values of Nebraska than is Bob Kerry. To Mr. Kerry, it is truly unfortunate that the DNC sought to dust him off and force him through such embarrassment. It is likewise laughable that Mrs. Young could not offer one reason to vote for him. All she could do is to rip on the other party. A lesson well learned from listening to her buddies in the Democratic Party and the “media.”

Peggy Noonan Op. Ed. piece long-winded, but brilliant

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Peggy Noonan penned a piece in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal as a means to show both VP candidates as a contrast between too many factors. Whether age, physical attributes, experience or yada, yada, yada; the attempt to show there are plenty of metaphysical differences was not lost in the actual facts of the piece:

Once you get beyond the overlengthy setup, Noonan gets to the heart of the matter. In essence, Joe Biden came off as the bitter, dismissive old man and Paul Ryan came off as the kid who figured out that he didn’t have to believe everything the old folks tell you.

The piece, although long-winded in the setup, does a good job or showing how each man helped and hurt his cause. She does indicate that with President Obama’s poor showing at the first debate, there was at least more emphasis on Biden needing to strike a blow to build the spirits of the left wing support bastion. Ryan, on the other hand needed to press his points and try to make gains with the shrinking undecided voter pool, with women and even some moderate dems who felt left out by the last four years’ policies.

The biggest take away from the debate was Biden’s derisive and disrespectful tone. Rather than seeming to correct, he seemed to bully Ryan, who, like the aforementioned teenager who realizes they can stand on their own choices fought back, but still maintained an aire of dignity and respect.

Biden was, well, Biden and in the end he offered more questions than answers, particularly on foreign policy, where he seemed to throw the entire foreign service under a taliban bus full of fertilizer. I agree with Noonan’s assessment, but think she doesn’t go far enough. Biden’s derision of Ryan isn’t an isolated attack. It is symptomatic of the entire approach liberal democrats have to everyone to the right of them. They snicker, sneer, obfuscate the truth and paint broad strokes designed to create fear in minority groups as a pretext to keep people in poverty and the lower middle class.

This election will come down to a couple states in the end. It is a shame that this is the case, because the truth of the matter is the Democratic path to prosperity is paved with the bones of this nation’s past. Noonan does a good job describing the encapsulation of this, but it will take much more to drive the point home before close of business November 6th. Below is a link to the piece and I recommend you read and forward via facebook and twitter.

WJS piece