Ideas Still Have Consequences

    When I was a teenager growing up in northern Minnesota in the 80s, I lived in the only state to have voted for Walter Mondale during the Reagan Revolution. So naturally, to rebel against authority, I embraced that revolution. My teachers were most distressed. grins “He’s bright, intellectual, a gifted speaker, and…and crestfallen whisper conservative.” I took a college level class in Econ my senior | Read More »

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    PELOSI SABOTAGED BUSH’S BAILOUT

    **READ THE FULL STORY AT The Save Jersey BlogPelosi Sabotaged Bush’s BailoutBy Matt Rooney | October 1, 2008**Wake up, Save Jerseyans. Despite the best efforts of her media supporters to obscure the ruse afoot, Speaker Nancy Pelosi never really intended “The Paulsen Plan” to see the light of day. Overwhelming evidence suggests that the Speaker feigned disappointment at the bailout bill’s 228-205 defeat. How can | Read More »

    Is the Bailout the Chance to Revolt?

    I won’t call names or down trod those who think this bailout plan is necessary, but I will still remain vehemently against it. I am very proud of the Conservatives in the House who stood up to the Democrats and did not cave into threats of loosing committee seats.I’m rather sad that we are already looking into future plans. Half of the top economists say | Read More »

    200 Votes For A New Majority

    Dovetailing on my other diary about how to win the rhetorical battle with the Democrats over the Financial Crisis, I want to explain a strategy for winning back the House. Keep in mind, the Democrats hold the exact same number of seats we held in 2006, and if we play our cards right the GOP could regain the majority because of this Bailout.One of the | Read More »

    How quickly the GOP has forgotten

    They just adopted their darn platform for 2008. You can read it here.Let me pull out the key paragraph for you:We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself. We believe in the free market as the best tool to sustained prosperity and opportunity | Read More »

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    Racist Dems cost Obama the presidency?

    There’s a whole lot to be spun out of this poll and analysis.Appreciate the significant finding that those on this side of the aisle don’t support Obama because of his positions and the content of his character, not the color of his skin. GOP, the party that makes progress, while Sen. Byrd’s and Biden’s remain stuck in the past. *Lots of Republicans harbor prejudices, too, | Read More »

    Joke for the day

    A Lesson on Human Nature I was talking to my neighbor’s little six-year-old girl the other day. I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up and she replied, ‘I want to be President!’ Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there and they beamed proudly. I said, ‘That’s wonderful! If you were President, what would be the first thing you | Read More »

    Why Aren’t The Candidates Talking About “The Issues”?

    Over the last few weeks, in between devoting untold column-inches and airtime to anything and everything but actual issues, the mainstream media and liberal commentators (to the extent one can distinguish the two) have been complaining – as has the Obama campaign itself – that we have not had a discussion of “the issues” or “the real issues.” To understand why this is happening, we | Read More »

    Will GOP cave in on Drill Here Drill Now?

    From the Capital Hill newspaper “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) cautioned Republicans Monday against forcing a government shutdown over expanded oil drilling while noting increased support for bipartisan energy legislation… Republicans are mulling whether to press the offshore oil drilling fight by blocking the funding resolution, which contains the congressional moratorium on such drilling. Reid reminded the GOP that its government shutdown led by | Read More »

    Immigrants and the GOP

    I just stumbled upon this Wall Street Journal article. I had to share it with Redstaters. It echoes my views completely. Immigrants and the GOPAugust 30, 2008; Page A10While the Democrats were in Denver nominating Barack Obama, Republicans were busy writing their party platform. Not surprisingly, immigration was a sticking point. And while some of the more extreme proposals, such as denying citizenship to the | Read More »

    Oh, by the way: House Democrats caved on drilling.

    Oddest darn thing that you ever saw: they’re going to stop playing procedural games, for some reason. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Monday morning that the newest Democratic energy bill will be brought to the floor under normal rules and will be subject to a vote on a Republican alternative that is likely to call for even more drilling than Democrats are prepared | Read More »

    MI Morning Update 9-6-2008

    59 DaysUntil Election Day September 6,2008MICHIGAN UPDATE:MICHIGAN RALLY A HUGE SUCCESS…McCAIN-PALIN FEVOR GROWS…as an overflow crowd at Freedom Hill in Macomb county came to hear a war hero and hockey mom talk about “shaking up” Washington. And they didn’t disappoint. The common response from so many who attended was “she’s one of us”, a working class, union family who understands the issues effecting each of | Read More »

    Country & Western

    For months now here and over on Stand Strong America, I have been beating the drum on the importance of Senator McCain’s pick for Vice-President. In doing so, as I researched and polled grassroot conservatives for the ‘ideal’ candidate, it became plainly evident as far back as May, that the best choice for Sen. McCain to make was to call upon Governor Sarah Palin.The reasoning | Read More »

    Palin Provides The Bounce; McCain Outdraws Obama In TV Audience

    McCain had a 4.8/7 share to Obama’s 4.3/7. In other words Sarah Palin almost beat Obama and McCain did. Also Real Clear Politics averages shows with the Palin speech factored in the races are in a statistical dead heat 47 Obama and 43.8. Further making the messiah soil his pants is that he is now below 50% to 48% in people believing he is experienced | Read More »

    This Editorial Brought to You By The People Who Invented Class, Race, and Sex Warfare

    Paul Krugman wrote an editorial that basically expands on the ‘bitter religious gun-clinger’ argument, making the case that the GOP is running on the resentment politics of the Nixon era. Nevermind that the Democrats have been beating the gong of ‘change’ since 2006 and have brought nothing but high energy prices, a attempted rewrite of cultural values, and moonbeams in a jar. Nevermind that their | Read More »