This is a must watch:
The Waco reference really helps put things in perspective.
This is a must watch:
The Waco reference really helps put things in perspective.
I have been waiting for this:
This is going to be a great campaign and a great election.
By now, you have probably heard a lot of GOP establishment elitists lamenting the primary victory of Christine O'Donnell. Now they are attacking her with far greater zeal than they have ever displayed against actual liberal democrats.
She is conservative. She is pro-life. She is pro-gun. She is Christian. She is small government. She is anti-tax. She is for free markets. She is against Obamacare. She is against stimulus spending. She is against cap and trade. On pretty much every policy, she is exactly where the GOP platform says a GOP candidate should be.
So why do they hate her? Simple: she is not one of them.
Here is how the elitists - and by this, I mean the Washington insider elitists of BOTH parties, not the average voter, and certainly not the average conservative - see her:
She is an idiot. She is a crazy, insane, fool. She is a bible-thumping hypocrite who until last week was sacrificing babies to satan. She is an ingnorant, stupid, uneducated hick who didn't go to a real university, and who barely even graduated at all. She is white trash. She is a redneck rube from poor breeding mouth breather bitter clingers and not from a nice old money establishment family. She is a lightweight who can't win an election because she has made mistakes in her past, been involved in legal battles, and doesn't have a lot of her own money. And worst of all, she is just a pretty face, a cute smile, pretty hair and fun glasses. Kind of like that other horrifyingly bad candidate, Sarah Palin.
Oh, and speaking of witch which, Sarah Palin rushed in to endorse her and help her win the primary. That bitch witch.
That is what the elitists think. And that is why they hate her. But it isn't why they attack her so much. The attack her not out of hate, but out of fear. And why? Because her campaign is now a referendum on Sarah Palin. And they fear Sarah Palin.
The elites dread one thing more than just about anything else, and that is Sarah Palin becoming President of the United States. They don't fear it because they fear her policies or what she may do as President - well, except for one thing: flushing out all the elitists from power.
The elitists fear that the Tea Party movement will clean house, and all the elitists in power will no longer have power. Plain and simple. And to the elitists, Sarah Palin IS the Tea Party. And Christine O'Donnell is Sarah Palin by proxy. Defeat O'Donnell, and defeat Palin.
So whenever you hear some pointy headed certified smart person claiming to be a good conservative Republican and ranting about how horrific Christine O'Donnell is and how stupid the Tea Party is for nominating her and how she will lose her election, just remember what they are really saying: we hate Sarah Palin, you stupid ignorant bible thumping bitter clinger white trash idiot.
If you believe in what the Tea Party stands for, support Christine O'Donnell. If you think Sarah Palin is your friend and not your enemy, support Christine O'Donnell. If you think it is time to make good on Nancy Pelosi's pledge to drain the swamp, support Christine O'Donnell. If you believe Washington is broken and the establishment elitists are to blame, support Christine O'Donnell.
If none of that applies to you... well... just come clean and admit you want to elect committed marxist and Reid lap dog Coon instead. I'd respect you more if you were at least honest about it.
Well, we may have lost a good congressional candidate, but we gained a good county commissioner candidate.
I think this is a smart move for Leiken. I just don't think Defazio is vulnerable enough right now. Don't get me wrong - I think Leiken is a great guy and the best potential challenger for the seat. And Defazio has to go! But right now, it looks like Defazio is still too entrenched.
This move allows Leiken to expand his political experience outside of Springfield and sets him up for a number of 2012 and 2014 options. I'd like to see him run for treasurer in 2012 and help turn Oregon's finances around.
Don't get me wrong. I am certainly NOT saying "give no money to Republicans." What I am saying is "give directly to the conservative Republican candidates you support," and "stop giving money to organizations that will use your donations to support radical liberals like Dede."
Can you hear me now, GOP?
Liberal moonbat "republican" Dede Scozzafava has left the building.
This is of monumental importance. The GOP "leadership" can now do one of two things moving into the 2010 and 2012 election cycles:
1) Embrace real conservatism, which overwhelmingly defeats liberalism, or,
2) Continue to lose elections and allow the left to transform our nation into a socialist state.
ARE YOU LISTENING, GOP?
Remember not long ago a post about the 25% unemployment rate for teens?
Hold on to your hats, people. It has more than doubled.
When the next election comes, you can bet that the youth movement won't give a crap about Iraq, Gitmo, race, or fancy speeches. Or Bush bashing. No, the next time around, the youth vote will be overwhelmingly in favor of the candidate who can articulate a sound fiscal policy that will promote job growth.
Ladies and Gentleman, meet the new face of the revolution:
Representative Joe Wilson from South Carolina, who made the unprecedented move of calling the President a LIAR - not just on television, but during the President's nationally televised address to Congress and the nation, is a hero.
While weasels like McCain are calling on Wilson to apologize, I salute the man for having the balls to tell the truth - and the truth is, illegal aliens WILL and DO receive benefits from Medicare, Medicaid, and other government programs under current law and under proposed reforms. There is NOTHING in any bill supported by the President or Congressional democratics that prevents illegal aliens from obtaining benefits.
In normal times, I would agree it is wrong to disrespect the office of the President - but these are no longer normal times. The President has already socialized banks, the auto industry and insurance. Now he wants to take over the health care industry without even reading a bill. In earlier times, colonies declared independence and states went to war with each other over issues like this. And so, the time has come for people to be willing to stand up and shout the truth. Protocol be damned!
Besides, it not like he threw a shoe at the man...
Wilson just went from a political nobody to up near the front of the line for the nomination to run against Obama as far as I am concerned. His resume is actually pretty good.
Hmmm... Palin and Wilson in 2012...
Well, here it is, April 15.
Meanwhile, across the nation, many thousands of people are participating in tea parties, to protest the growth and expansion of, and oppression by, the federal government.
Just how bad is it? Well, it is so bad that in Texas, just a few days after celebrating annexation, Governor Rick Perry and the Texas legislature are asserting state sovereignty against the federal government. The last time a state got this vocal, the word "secede" was included. I think Rick Perry just became the front runner for 2012. If the last Governor of Texas had taken federalism this seriously, we'd have a solid Republican majority througout federal government today.
Instead, the all-democrat federal government is sounding more and more oppressive. In what can surely be called an exercise in bad timing, the news today is littered with reports about a new Department of Homeland Security report warning us all about dangerous right-wing extremists.
Meanwhile, this same department is busy making sure no actual honest-to-God terrorists might be offended.
Big things are happening. Big changes are coming. But I predict things will have to continue to get worse before there is any chance they may get better - and there is no guarantee better things are even coming.
For the first time in my entire life, I am actually, truly, afraid for my country.