Steel yourselves, heroes.
This is our final stand. What happens here will echo through the ages. Regardless of outcome, they will know that we fought with honor. That we fought for the freedom and safety of our people. Remember, heroes, fear is your greatest enemy… Steel your heart and your soul will shine brighter than a thousand suns. The enemy will falter at the sight of you. They | Read More »
Is publicizing McConnell NOW the best thing to do?
After listening to Rush and reading what Erick posted within the last 24 hours and looking at the tightening of the polls I must ask: was it wise to criticize McConnell this very instant? I agree with the need to keep the GOP leadership in check and ensure that the Republican party pushes for repeal of Obamacare. To do so is an absolute must – | Read More »
Pro-Tip for politicians: businesses need business, not loans and intervention.
Pardon this small business owner for a moment of intellectual rage against the talking point machine. There is a need to challenge the notion “small businesses need loans” more than anything. It is true that small businesses need loans to start and expand business – however as you might notice – many places are holding on for dear life. I should know, I run a small independent | Read More »
About those McWaivers…
One thing that lingers in my mind after the news broke last week that dozens of companies were applying for a one year “mini healthcare plan” waiver is the question of who and why. Sure, I am glad that people will get to keep the insurance (and doctors) they want and businesses wont be forced into laying off tens of thousands of people. To me, however, | Read More »
Lessons learned from the Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate campaign.
As many of you know by now, the DSCC pulled its resources out of the Missouri Senate race for the next two weeks. This should be noted with no small indifference as it invested more than $1.8 Million into the race, not including additional buys by Vote Vets and other third party organizations. For those who do not follow the race Roy Blunt is now holding | Read More »
Totally and completely burned out. Toast.
I am amazed at how God blessed my participation in the blogosphere in the past, and politics in general. I feel like I made an honest to God difference – for the right reasons. I also know that now is the time in which we should be engaging in public discourse as our freedoms and liberties are in peril – and I am loving the | Read More »
What’s missing in 2010 elections: humility.
As I sit down to pen this piece I stew about whether or not our nation will be able to survive the latest charge by neomarxist in an effort to not just derail, but gut any semblance of our past. Are we the generation which will allow freedom and liberty to go by the wayside? If so, why? I will be straight with everyone – I don’t | Read More »
Rand Paul hub-bub in a nutshell
Reading what ive seen posted over the last 24 hours in regards to Rand Paul and past civil rights legislation one must not over think what is going on. One need only to understand what is going on with reference to any other Obama administration activity when faced with any type of opposition: reach for Alinsky. In this particular case they seen Rand Paul, just | Read More »
Warning signs for November 2010.
Ive had it folks. Ive had it up to here (hand gesture passed head). We need to win this fall in the worst possible way. Not because of pure partisanship, but it is the only thing that will save this nation from falling into a dark state of socialism, if not out right communism. On the surface it seems like things could be worse with | Read More »
WSJ: Obama immigration plan includes forced IDs for ALL workers.
Just when one believes things cannot get worse, the Obama administration decides to one up its self. According to the Wallstreet Journal, all workers will be required to carry a biometeric national identification card. Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, | Read More »
So wait. Senator Reid can call President Bush a loser, but…
One of the more interesting (and to be frank irrelevant to policy discussion) topics which popped up over the weekend was a fund raising power point display which skewered Speaker Pelosi, President Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reid. In the power point presentation, leaked to the Politico, made fun of the three by creating characters of Cruellela DeVill, the Joker and Scooby Do. The following | Read More »
Why earmarks hurt now more than ever.
On the heals of Democrats screaming over a move Senator Bunning of Kentucky (R) made, apparently blocking extra money being spent on extending unemployment benefits, I believe its important to make a couple of points. From my understanding on the issue, Bunning is asking for Senator Reid of Nevada (D) to find the 15 billion or so from other sources of revenue as a pose | Read More »
On Sarah Palin
Like many people I am sure, I was struck side ways by Sarah Palin’s announcement that she would be resigning from the governor’s office effective July 26, 2009. Going through the various posts, thoughts and speculations I would say Charles Krauthammer comes the closest to how I feel things panned out. There isn’t some lurking in the shadows scandal as Democrats and some Republicans want | Read More »
Chad Livengood’s piece on earmark definition a must read.
A few weeks ago I posted a piece regarding candidate demagoguery of the entire earmark issue. I predict the issue will be raised repeatedly in the Seventh Congressional District (Missouri) primary. To that end, Chad Livengood’s piece today is a home run and must read. Why? Because it provides at very least a glimpse into the soul of each of the perspective candidates (at least | Read More »
Not Reported: Roy Blunt recieves award for conservatism from ACU.
In a press release yesterday Congressman Roy Blunt made note of an award given to him last wee by the ACU noting his commitment to grass root concerns. Only Representatives receiving an ACU rating of 80 or higher received the award. Blunt’s record for the 2008 congress stood at 88. His life time rating in Congress stands at roughly 93. This award, and the accompanying | Read More »
RE: Democrat poll on Missouri U.S. Senate race.
After doing some reading this afternoon I feel compelled to make an observation regarding a post made by David Catanese over at the KY3 “Political Notebook.” There is a very good reason why James Carville’s Democracy Corps pushed the poll and all but wrote a press release for Sarah Steelman. Oddly enough for all the analaysis, Catanese failed to mention this obvious possibility. Maybe because | Read More »
RE: Jack Kemp passes away.
I wanted to post a simple comment regarding the passing of Jack Kemp. The man was more than just your run of the mill politician. He was someone who young people could look up to and say – there stands someone who understands policy and addresses it head on. I know, I was one of those individuals. I got to meet Kemp on a campaign | Read More »
Top Ten Reasons for avoiding President Obama’s March 24 2009 Press Conference
10. Timing of the news conference conflicts with family DVD night. 9. Watching paint dry is more interesting. For those who want to be more “environmentally friendly” grass growing is an EPA acceptable alternative (to this point). 8. WWE offers better acting. The entire event including questions and answers are scripted out and posted on JournaLIST. Similar to WWE, the audience gets the finished product | Read More »
National Debt hits 11 trillion
Obama FY2010 Budget View more presentations from RobertBluey. For those who believe President Obama and Democrats in Congress are some sort of God send and fiscally responsible, the Congressional Budget Office has some news for you – the United States is 11 trillion dollars in debt. While presidents past (including George W. Bush) added to this deficit, none have accelerated it to the levels we | Read More »
RE: Bond, McCaskill votes on budget.
With some of the comments swimming around the media over the last few days over the recently passed budget, I would like to air a couple concerns of mine. First, I believe that Bond could have made a larger impact by voting against the budget as proposed. The budget as released by the Obama administration was a full eight percent increase over last year’s pork | Read More »