Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Wheels have come off of Axle’s Rod

David Axelrod

Can you imagine the agony it must be to be named David Axelrod? Being named after a shaft is bad enough – but try to envision his complete frustration at his own friggin’ incompetence. After all, it is his job to shape our opinions, mold our perceptions, and frame our dialogue concerning his lord and master Barack Obama. Truth be told, Axelrod’s job description is nothing short of manipulating our minds – brainwashing, as it were. And at that task Axelrod has been a miserable failure.

No wonder word on the street is that Axelrod’s influence within Obama’s inner circle is on the wane. It seems he is being held accountable for his failures. We are currently being spun a story that Axelrod will be leaving the White House staff sometime around March of 2011 so that he can move back to Chicagoland and work on Obama’s re-election campaign. And this is really kind of funny when you think about it because Obama is publicly trying to keep us guessing as to whether or not he is going to run for another term. Which brings up another point – considering Axelrod’s abysmal performance this year leading up to the midterm elections, if you were Obama would you want Axelrod performing the same quality of work on your presidential campaign for the 2012 elections? Of course not! Axelrod has got to be just a tad bit paranoid every time the phone rings and caller ID reads “Captain Kickass.”

Axelrod is presiding over the Democrat’s propaganda machine leading up to the midterm elections of 2010. Nice work for a guy with a mustache and a big mouth. The only problem is that he is better at electing Republicans than he is at electing Democrats. Everything Axelrod has tried this year has failed to stick. The lie machine must be broken, or at least the credibility circuit must be on the fritz. Let’s consider the memes the Democrats have used leading up to the elections this year:

  • Tea Party candidates are insane
  • Tea Party candidates are extremists
  • Tea Party candidates are racists
  • It is all George W. Bush’s fault
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is using foreign money to finance campaign ads for the Tea Party
  • The American voters are afraid and thusly can’t think straight
  • Obama makes Einstein look like a brainless dweeb
  • We will fall in love with ObamaCare just as soon as we understand it
  • The recession is over
  • Obama has created millions of new jobs
  • Prosecuting terrorists in America rather than in military tribunals is a wonderful thing
  • The future of America is at stake so don’t vote for Tea Party Candidates
  • The Supreme Court acted stupidly
  • Obama is for gays in the military although he has instructed the Justice Department to appeal a federal judge’s order to dismantle DADT
  • Obama is not a socialist

The list of Axelrod’s failures goes on and on and on and on. But nothing Axelrod has tried has stemmed the rising conservative tide that will flood over Washington D.C. on November 2, 2010. Axelrod is like that little Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke (yes that is spelled correctly). Nothing Axelrod has tried has had even the slightest dampening effect on the enthusiasm of the growing coalition of anti-Obama forces. If you have any pity at all for Axelrod please send a couple of boxes of Depends to him at the White House. He is crapping his pants now. This isn’t how it was supposed to turn out.

Axelrod’s former boss, Dick Morris, who hired Axelrod to assist him in the White House during the Clinton years, is now openly contemptuous of his former protégé. Click below to hear Morris ream Axelrod a new one over ObamaCare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atNgmSe9V5o

The American people have Axelrod’s number. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it must be David Axelrod. Axelrod and company managed to pull a fast one over the voter’s eyes during the 2008 presidential election. But, having seen Obama’s consistently bad policy moves over the past two years, the American people have had enough of the lunacy. “Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me,” is what the voters are now saying in response to Axelrod’s propaganda. They’re not falling for it again. The bloom is off Obama’s rose and now Axelrod is merely a thorn in the president’s side. His constant attempts to pull yet another fast one on America have had the reverse of the intended effect that Axelrod intended. Now, every time that Axelrod floats another piece of propaganda to see if it will stick, the voters are tossing it right back at him:

Here are some recent comments about Axelrod from bloggers across the fruited plain:

  • Axelrod marketed Barack Obama as a “transformational” leader who would “change the culture” of Washington and bring America into a blissful “post-racial” era because it was “time” for a black president, with the clear message for whites being that if you won’t vote for Obama, then it must be because you’re a racist.
  • David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel and other senior staff members are leaving the administration after the gathering electoral storm strikes the Democrats on 2 November.
  • Axelrod? Is the guy with the Hitler mustache? Yeah, he’s got credibility.
  • He’s an idiot…
  • Maybe yes, maybe no, but he sure as he11 is a commie!
  • Not only is he a snob, he’s an asshole too.
  • Somebody get Axelrod help…
  • The Axe is a filthy guy. He built his Chicago business on spinning lies about important subjects to reflect the libtard (anti-American) point of view. How would he know what the truth is about anything?
  • Errrmmmm…does anybody not set the obvious reply to Axelrod? Obama isn’t a snob??  Hey Dave, DO YOU HAVE ANY PROOF THAT HE ISN’T???
    Axelrod is right, President Obama isn’t a snob. Snobs are people who only think they are better than us. According to Axelrod, President Obama is clearly better than all of us.

The wheels have come off of Axle’s rod. The bus is tilting. It appears that Axelrod will soon be joining the wave of Obama minions who are scattering to the seven winds. Once the genie got out of the bottle there has been nothing Axelrod could do to get it back in there.

He’s history. It does not matter if he retains his job or not. It is over. His ability to fool America has passed. He can’t get the job done. He’s history.

The Battle for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press

My introduction to liberal intolerance came 30 years ago when, still wet behind the ears, I went to New York City for a college journalism internship. The university I attended required an internship for graduation. I remember there must have been about 70 seniors in my journalism class that year. Somehow, the journalism Gods looked kindly upon me that year because I found favor among the professors and I was given my choice of one of four internships the university had arranged for students in New York City. That was fine with me – it meant I didn’t have to debase myself with the local media by begging for the opportunity to work for them for free.

One of my professors came to me and offered me first pick among the available internships. The choices were the Associated Press, United Press International, a magazine (I can’t remember which one it was), and Newspaper Enterprise Association/United Features Syndicate. Bored with the idea of working for a wire service I decided to do something radical and chose NEA/UFS.

Wow, did I ever get an introduction to liberal bias in the media.

Pan Am Building

The former Pan Am Building, now known as the Met Life Building.

The Monday I was first to report for work I ascended from the depths of the subway system underneath Grand Central Station and then took the escalator from the train station to what was then called the Pan Am Building but is now known as the Met Life Building. The little slip of paper I was carrying instructed me to take the elevator to the 6th Floor – so far so good.  Then it got a little weird for a snot-nosed kid from the Rocky Mountains. The 6th Floor, as far as I could discern, consisted of nothing more than an oval hallway with tons of unmarked, locked doors. It was a little like “I’ll take Door Number 3, Bob!” I had no choice but to go door-to-door, trying each of the door knobs in hopes that one would be unlocked. I had visions of barging in on gangsters in the midst of dividing up their loot. I kept an eye out for submachine guns and bootleg whiskey. I never did find submachine guns, but the truth was stranger than fiction. I finally found an unlocked door and entered the reception room. The room was empty…except for the receptionist safely ensconced behind bulletproof glass. I figured NEA/UFS must really write some inflammatory stuff. Once I got past the receptionist and was ushered into the inner sanctum of liberal journalism, my view of my chosen profession was forever altered.

“What exactly would you like to do here?” asked the Senior Vice President of Editorial Operations while I nervously sat in the guest chair facing his desk. I had always dreamed of becoming a sports writer so I told him I would like to write sports feature stories. “No problem!” he replied. “But we can’t let you do that until we clear you with the union first.” What the Hell? Yup, sure enough, I wasn’t going to be allowed to write material in The Big Apple media until the journalism union vetted me for political correctness. So for the first three weeks of an eight-week internship I was relegated to the copy desk. There I was assigned to carefully read the words of all of Charles Schultz’ Peanuts cartoon strips. It seems my job was to make sure old Charlie didn’t try to slip any four-letter words into his cartoons. I still envision Snoopy saying “What the $(@# happened to my food bowl? I’m happy to report that Schultz was a class act and never attempted anything that nefarious. I was bored. I begged for something more substantial to do. So they let me sit in on business meetings for new product development. Yes, it is true, I witnessed the launch of Garfield the Cat to the American public. I recall sitting in the boardroom as internal presentations were made to the staff, informing us that management was confident that Garfield was going to be one hot commodity. They were right, of course. Garfield hit it big.

But I was still bored, waiting around for the union aristocracy to let me write. So management, in its wisdom, assigned me to edit the columns of a certain Julian Bond – Yup, THAT Julian Bond. It didn’t take me long to figure out Bond’s brain was hard-wired in a way I had never seen before.

Julian Bond

Julian Bond

I quickly became convinced that Bond was from another planet. Turns out he was nothing but a hard-left political activist from Tennessee by way of Georgia. Bond was instrumental in the formation of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). When I started my job of editing his left-wing rants, Bond had recently completed an eight-year stint as President of the SPLC. Every week Bond would fax me his latest diatribes. Reading his columns gave me a tad of insight into the minds of radical leftists. Like I said before, I thought he was from another planet. I got the feeling that Bond had never been taught common sense as a child. I’m still convinced I was right on that point. When Bond was only 20 years old he became a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and he served as the communications director of that radical group from 1961 to 1966. During those same years I was attending elementary school in Backwater, USA and I am proud to say he never communicated to me at all, not once. I guess he didn’t quite have the job down, yet.  In 1965, having failed to communicate with me, Bond tried something else and went and got himself elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. He made quite the impression on his colleagues in the Georgia House of Representatives. On January 10, 1966 the Georgia state representatives voted 184-12 not to seat him because he publicly endorsed SNCC’s opposition to the United States policy in the Vietnam War. In other words, he was certainly influencing people but he sure wasn’t making friends. It seems Bond just couldn’t keep his mouth shut as he also expressed his views publicly that draft dodgers were right and the Draft Board was wrong. Finally, later in 1966, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in his favor and forced the Georgia House of Representatives to seat him. Bond was a political opportunist. At the time I burned out both my eyeballs and my brain by reading his rants, he had graduated to the Georgia Senate. He used his relationship with NEA/UFS to spread his Gospel of socialism to the unwashed masses – and boy did I ever want to wash once I was through correcting his grammatical errors. I made it a habit to run for “The Editorial Wee” just as soon as I had finished working on his copy. This wasn’t quite the internship I had anticipated.

Finally, word arrived that the writer’s union had approved my application to construct sentences for pay. It seems that they couldn’t find any indication of conservative thought in my limited examples of previous works. You know…inflammatory pieces about basketball, hockey, and the occasional fluff piece on college softball. I was in! Now, if I had spent my time covering politics on my student newspaper I am sure the union would have rejected me. But at that time, it appears, sports writing hadn’t yet been politicized to the point that Big Union Brother was going to come down hard on an obscure little college student for his writings on college basketball. That’s what saved me.

On a more serious note, to this day I take offense that the union had the power to decide if I was to be given to right to write professionally. I’m no lawyer but I seem to remember something about Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press. And I can’t find anything in the U.S. Constitution that conveys the power to unions to decide who will be allowed to write for a news organization. But idealism met reality. No wonder to this day there is a liberal bias in the media!

It was amazing how my opportunities changed the moment the union gave me its blessing.

Julius Erving

Almost instantly I was taking Julius Erving, “Dr. J.” to lunch at the 21 Club. I was interviewing Grete Waitz, then the world’s top-ranked long distance runner. I was meeting and greeting with the likes of Hank Greenberg of Cy Young Award fame and Wilma Rudolph – star of the 1960 Rome Olympics. I was meeting and writing stories on the Olympic swimmer John Nabor…and on and on… I had been accepted into the club. I can now easily see how members of the national media consider themselves part of the political “Elite.” Access to the truly famous and powerful is an intoxicating drug. Somehow, the political elites in the media think that, by association, they too are just as “elite” as those about whom they write.

It makes it easy to see how the liberal masters at National Public Radio (NPR) gave Juan Williams the boot. I mean, here was a guy who was one of them. He had also been given the union blessing. He was one of the “elite.” So how could a guy who had been given so much have the temerity to actually diss the kind, misunderstood Muslim terrorists? It was a betrayal of all that is sacred to the liberal media. Liberals, famous for their tolerance, aren’t quite as tolerant as they would have you believe.

For example, Tammy Bruce, a gay, reformed liberal, writing in The Guardian in Great Britain, recently said”

“The real story of bigotry and intolerance is the fact that it lives and thrives on the left. As a gay woman who spent most of her adult life pushing the cart for liberal causes with liberal friends in a liberal city, I found that sexism, racism and homophobia are staples in the liberal world. The huge irony is liberals spend every ounce of energy promoting the notion that they are the banner carriers of individualism and personal freedom, yet the hammer comes down on anyone who dares not to conform to, or who dissents even in part from, the liberal agenda.

“Think about what would happen if you did act up? If you dared to say you like Sarah Palin, or admire Margaret Thatcher, or think global warming is a hoax, or think Bill Clinton is a sexual predator, or that George W Bush isn’t to blame for everything, or that Barack Obama has absolutely no clue what he’s doing, you know there would be a price to pay. Odds are that your “liberal” friends would very liberally hate you. At the very least, being shunned would be your new experience, condemning you to suffer that horrific liberal malady called social death.” – Tammy Bruce

Well, Juan Williams certainly knows now what happens to liberal journalists that betray the faith. They get canned.

Juan Williams

Juan Williams

Oh yeah, and betrayers of the faith also get their sanity questioned by their former employers. The smear campaign starts immediately. Journalists are kept in line through intimidation the same way politicians are kept in line. Say or write something that doesn’t pass the liberal smell test and anyone; even professed liberal journalists and politicians will get smeared. And if the journalist or politician is a conservative the smears will be unrelenting for the rest of the target’s life. Just ask Sarah Palin about that.

It is instructive that from Barack Obama on down, conservatives are being smeared as extremists, racists, homophobes, and as embarrassments to the country. It’s the pot calling the kettle black. Have you noticed that those who process membership in the Tea Party are labeled Tea Baggers? And any street wise kid can tell you the meaning of the words “Tea Bagger.” So what is the Tea Party anyway? Why, it is nothing more than another word for conservatives! It is conservatism that is being attacked. It is happening everywhere.

Ari Berman, writing in the New York Times, is advocating that Blue Dog (Conservative ) Democrats be given the boot from the Democratic Party. Remember, it was the flaming liberals who seized control of the Democratic Party. It was the liberals who carped incessantly about the need for the conservative Democrats to tolerate their presence and to welcome liberals into the big tent that was the Democrat Party. But now that the far-left radicals have taken complete control of the Democratic Party the tent isn’t quite so big any more. Here’s Berman, writing just last weekend in the New York Times.

“Republicans have become obsessed with ideological purity, and as a consequence they will likely squander a few winnable races in places like Delaware. But Democrats aren’t ideological enough. Their conservative contingent has so blurred what it means to be a Democrat that the party itself can barely find its way. Polls show that, despite their best efforts to distance themselves from Speaker Pelosi and President Obama, a number of Blue Dog Democrats are likely to be defeated this November. Their conservative voting records have deflated Democratic activists but have done nothing to win Republican support.

“Far from hastening the dawn of a post-partisan utopia, President Obama’s election has led to near-absolute polarization. If Democrats alter their political strategy accordingly, they’ll be more united and more productive.” – Ari Berman

Did you catch what Berman is saying? He claims that Democrats are lacking in their intensity of ideology. In other words, if you aren’t a fully loaded Marxist with a Joe Stalin fetish, it is time for you to hit the road. There’s not room for you in the Democratic Party. All Hail, Obama! For what it’s worth, I’m sure Berman has full approval of the writer’s union. He’s elite, don’t you know!

Rest assured that union control over professional journalism is alive and well. Freedom of Speech continues to be under attack from the left. Freedom of the Press also continues to be attacked by the left. In the eyes of the progressive/socialist/communist media, Freedom of the Press can only be achieved in a political environment exactly like that which gave us Pravda. The progressives are nothing but communists (little “c”, not the big “C”). They may not actually be card carrying members of the Communist Party, but their thought processes are exactly alike. In their minds there is only room for one line of thought in the public arena – theirs. That is why they completely lost their cookies when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Corporations have Freedom of Speech and can spend money on election financing just like the unions can. And that’s why you see Obama, David Axelrod, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid hammering away at the meme that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is taking foreign funds for the purpose of purchasing TV advertisements that favor conservatives.  Naturally there is no evidence proffered to support their charges. Why? – Because evidence doesn’t matter – only the seriousness of the charges matter. This is merely an attempt to perform an end run around the Supreme Court decision.

If the day ever arrives that you and I truly have lost the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press, we will have lost the war. We will become like Cuba, China, the citizens of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the former East Germany. We will be slaves. So stand up for your Freedom of Speech. Hit back at any attempt on the part of the left to restrict Freedom of the Press. Remember that Freedom of the Press applies to anyone who publishes political thought – not just the media corporations. So individuals choosing to blog on their political beliefs are granted Freedom of the Press just as much as that enjoyed by The New York Times. It isn’t the scope of influence or the size of the organization that matters – it is the free-flowing of speech that matters.

The Glenn Becks and Rush Limbaughs in this country have every bit as much right to express their views as to the elitist masters at NPR and Newsweek Magazine. You and I share those rights. If the day ever comes that wannabe dictators such as Obama succeed in depriving us of our rights, our nation will be doomed.

So take to the polls on November 2nd. Stand up for what is right, regardless of the intimidation tactics that will be employed against you. Better to endure some intimidation now than to live under tyranny later. America, turn out November 2nd in a wave of righteous protest the likes of which this country has never seen before! Sweep the liberal, progressive, socialist, communist, environmental wacko, tree-hugging filth from public office. It is time for common sense to return to office and for the Julian Bond clones to leave the governing to those who respect individual liberties, personal freedom, and heroic sacrifices on the battlefield and in the public arena. May a thunderous wave of decency and righteousness wash over our land, reclaiming it for all the patriots among us.

The true heroes of this country are not Van Jones, Michelle Obama, and Steny Hoyer. PatriotsThe true patriots are the countless mothers who quietly go about teaching their children the difference between right and wrong – and give hugs and all the love they can hold. The true patriots among us are the moms and dads who sacrifice everything they have to give their children a bright future. The patriots among us are the workers in this country – not those who would suck off the welfare teat. The patriots among us are the businessmen and women who create jobs as they chase the American Dream. The patriots among us are the soldiers who give their lives in battle, making the ultimate sacrifice so that we might remain free. The patriots among us are the working poor – they may be down but they are not out. The patriots among us are the rich – who stretch forth their hands and share their wealth freely and charitably to lift those in need – voluntarily and not forced upon them by government redistributive wealth edicts. In short, the patriots are us, for we are who make this country work.

If you want to remain free, vote. If you want your children to be free, vote. If you want to freely express your opinion, vote. If you want to defeat our domestic enemies, vote.

A servant of the Israelite prophet, Elisha, fearing that the forces of Israel were insufficient to achieve military victory, and fearful that freedom would be lost, got a lesson from the Lord. For the Lord opened his eyes to the Heavenly Host, an unseen army arrayed against the forces of darkness.

And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his aeyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and bchariots of fire round about Elisha. – 2 Kings: 6: 15-17

Have faith, America. The forces that are with us are greater than the forces that are with Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Alan Grayson, and Barney Frank. They are attempting to dispirit us now. They are manipulating the press, which I have spoken of here, for the purpose of getting us to believe that the pendulum is swinging back their direction. But that is a lie. They always speak in lies. The truth is that the freedom-loving people of America can hardly be restrained – we are chomping at the bit, eagerly waiting November 2nd.

November 2, 2010 is going to be a day that will be remembered long after we are gone and buried. The sleeping giant that is the Silent Majority has been awakened. The giant has come to do battle. The victory on November 2nd is upon us. Bless you all as you go into battle on that day. We fight for our freedoms and the freedoms of our families, our friends, and for each other. The forces that are with us are greater than the forces that are with them.

The battle is joined. God bless America.

Small-C Conservatism

For years, you, the faithful CDN readers have  known that I have made it a point to capitalize the word Conservative.  I have done this because it is not just an adjective.  It is a proper noun.  It is an identity, it is why it is an identity.

I actually started this post as a comment on a post at RedState, but their comment system didn’t think I had been a member long enough.  I wanted to share my thoughts and since I write for 3 Conservative web sites, I guess I wasn’t lacking for a place to put my opinion out there.

RedState, in this post, makes the point that there are two major types of Conservatives: big and small-c.  Those that study, assert, espouse the ideology and those that believe without digging into the deep stuff.

It’s a blatant “tell”. The Big Lie, that the current anti-statist uprising is composed of extremist ideologues, is a media favorite, but they hammer it knowing full well the opposite is true. Their message is designed to frighten and discourage the average voter from joining the uprising. In reality, the movement largely comprised of “small-c conservatives”, and their large numbers and sudden vocal activism scare the bejeezus out of the Ruling Class.

It is a great point that Vladamir (the post Author) makes and here’s what I had tried to post as a comment.

This is an article that hits me dead-center. For years, I have been writing and purposefully capitalizing the C every time I use the term on blog posts and articles. I try to explain that it is more than an identity, it is what gives us that identity.

When I first saw this post hit my feed reader I had many differing thoughts about what it was and whether or not I wanted to get beat-up for being a big C’er, but I took the bait.

This post is dead-on. I am a big C (not the other C-word). I have read Weaver, Kirk, Hayek, et al. I love the whole ideology and understand why I want less of pretty much everything from the government. I also understand that not everyone wants to trudge through those books, get to the foundation and be a Conservative philosopher so I write many, many .. many articles for the small c’s so that we might all achieve the true American end together.

We all want the same thing – the best for our families: real opportunity, freedom to do those things that we best identify with (religion, speech, hunting, etc).

We cannot be snobbish about the ideology. We cannot exclude those that don’t really like Richard Weaver’s style or have time to read Toqueville’s hefty wordage. We should not exclude anyone because of errant comments, or mistakes in their younger days. We have to take Conservatives and conservatives for their values and all work together to protect those values, our way of life, and the future our children so much deserve,

God Bless America. God Bless Conservatives and conservatives.

Great post.

What do you think about the small c/big C conversation?

DeFazio’s Crazy Attempt to Steal Supreme Court Seat

crazy Peter DeFazio Oregon has a real nut-job running in this election – Representative Peter DeFazio.  In a Huffington Post article, he expressed his anger with the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court.

“I mean, the Supreme Court has done a tremendous disservice to the United States of America,” Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. “They have done more to undermine our democracy with theirCitizens United decision than all of the Republican operatives in the world in this campaign. They’ve opened the floodgates, and personally, I’m investigating articles of impeachment against Justice Roberts..

Ah, yes .. impeach a Supreme Court Justice – a CONSERVATIVE justice.  Apparently, he’s now being assaulted by negative ads from those big meanie Conservative groups and he just can’t handle the pressure.

DeFazio’s race in Oregon’s fourth congressional district has been thrust into the national spotlight because of the involvement by the Concerned Taxpayers of America..

Defazio’s feelings are getting stepped on and he’s using the tried and abused liberal tactic of jumping up-and-down, crying, whining and throwing a tantrum.  Folks in Oregon’s district 4 must be proud.

Sure, Peter “Nut-Job” DeFazio is upset because the Citizens United case went against the liberal elite.  That law let Unions spend like drunk sailors in elections but limited other large organizations.  All progressive extremists like DeFazio are upset about that, but that’s not the goal.  DeFazio is trying to unseat the swing vote on the Supreme Court while a Democrat President is in the White House and progressives still have majorities in the House and Senate – they want to steal the Supreme Court while they still can.

This isn’t the only “crazy” that Defazio is pushing.  According to Votesmart.org his voting record shows that he:

  • Voted to allow Federal funding of abortion
  • Voted YES on Obama’s government take over of health care (Obamacare)
  • Voted YES on stimulus legislation
  • Voted to keep partial birth and late term abortions legal
  • Voted YES on government take over of College Student Loans
  • Voted to extend unemployment benefits
  • Voted to cut funding off from our troops while they are in combat
  • Voted for Cash for Clunkers
  • Voted for GM and Chrysler bailouts
  • Voted against small businesses
  • Voted for FDA regulation of Tobacco
  • Voted YES on Marijuana
  • Voted NO on at least 3 amendments that would have limited the mortgage loan crisis
  • Voted to Repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell while voting NO on same-sex marriage and Domestic partners legislation (hypocrisy?)

What Really is Under that Conservative Tsunami

Things have been serious around CDN for the last few weeks, time to looks at the positive side of everything leading up to the mid-terms.  Mr. Obama, you are not losing your majority because we failed to understand your policies.  It is precisely because we do.  Now, we have organized- silent, no more.

Conservatives Organize to take on King Obama

Do not slow down, do not quit. Write, call, email, knock on doors, place signs, volunteer, contribute, participate and mostly VOTE!

LA Man Fired by Union for Wearing USS Bush Shirt

This video, that appears to be from KTLA in Los Angeles, alleges that Dwayne Hammond was fired from his job for wearing a U.S.S George H.W. Bush sweatshirt and hat.  The shirt is reference to an aircraft carrier named after the former president and the wearer’s son is currently serving on that ship.  Dwayne is/was a member of the Stage workers union.  If this story is true, it does nothing to disparage the building sentiment that unions are in-bed with the democrats.

The News Blog at KTLA.com has a sort of pre-story up that serves as some confirmation.  According to the post, “Duane Hammond says it’s what got him fired.  Hammond is a union stagehand who was part of the crew that built the platform for the Obama event on campus.”

While Hammond’s account alleges that he has been fired:

That didn’t go over well with his union supervisor.  Hammond says he was told to take off the sweatshirt, or he would have to go home.

He refused.  They told him he was fired from the job.

The KTLA post says that the union is still looking into the matter:

James Wright, a business representative from IATSE Local 33, says the union is still investigating what happened.

“If he was sent home because of the sweatshirt, he will be paid for the day,” he said.

The “paid for the day” may mean that Mr. Hammond is a private contractor (works for himself) who was contracted for this specific job and was sent off the job for his shirt.  If so, this is how he makes a living and Union thuggery is stealing from his table.

It’s RINO Season!

The World Wildlife Federation just released a report that claimed, in a worst-case scenario, tigers could be extinct in as few as 12 years from now. If we are lucky the same thing will happen to RINOs – The two-legged kind.

RINO Season!We’re off to a good start. A recent report from the field in Pennsylvania, once a RINO stronghold, indicates that an eastern breed of this creature, the Arlenisouras Spectricidious was brought down with a single shot by a local hunter named Pat Toomey. According to Toomey, Arlenisouras Spectricidious has unusual DNA that allowed this RINO to literally change its spots. Not only that, claims Toomey, this RINO also had the unusual ability to toot its own horn. But wait, there’s more! Bird watchers near Pittsburgh report that something fowl was up early one morning a number of months ago. They claim that they actually caught a glimpse of Arlenisouras Spectricidious mating with a Jackass! That’s right; somehow this hideous creature successfully did the deed with a Donkey!

Meanwhile, up the road in Delaware, comes the odd odor of another variant of RINO that went down without so much as a whimper. Mike Castle, a RINO of legendary waffleness, was so old that his Social Security Number was 14. And yet, despite this old RINO’s street smarts, he got out maneuvered by a rookie, once again, on a first shot. Word on the street was that Castle was so depressed that he started yelling “steam shovel!” every time he spotted a backhoe. Martha’s nursing home and tofu factory reports that Castle is currently on life support. His veterinarian, citing medical privacy laws, wouldn’t comment on Castle’s exact malady, but did let it slip that he doesn’t expect Castle to live much past the coming lame duck session of Congress.

It is the same story out West. In Utah, little Bobby Bennett had to take his ball and go home. That’s right, singular. And in Alaska, Lisa MadCowSki is putting up a fight, but the slaughterhouse still intends on turning her into chicken-fried steak on November 2, 2012. They expect to make a profit on her too, considering all the bull she is tossing about. They say it is kind of like chumming for trout, but with a bigger hook…and a couple of paper bags to put over the head. Those two-baggers can make a grown man gag.

Down South there has been a reported sighting of an orange RINO. Charles Darwin would be astonished if he had ever seen the Charlie Crist RINO. It actually evolved from an elephant, got rejected by a Donkey (“not tonight, Charlie, I have a headache”) and is currently on life-support as it goes, kicking and screaming, into that blessed night.

Sliding along to Louisiana, the swamp creature, formerly known as Joseph Cao, is starving to death. It seems he has no cash to finish his campaign – rejected both by Obama and the Republicans. So he wrote directly to the voters: “No Mon, No Fun, Your son.” “Too bad, so sad, your Dad”, replied the Congressional Republicans. So it appears Swamp Creature is going to sink into the muck, never to be seen again.

There are more examples, but you are getting the idea. RINOs are currently on the endangered list, right in between head lice and the giant ground sloth. It is expected that there will be a wholesale slaughter of RINOs in the midterm elections. Voters will recognize them by their hanging chads. Oh, and like the used camel salesman once said, “One hump or two?”

The RINO John McCainBut don’t count the RINOs out quite yet. We have it on good authority that John McCain is alive, well, and polishing his horn. And Orrin Hatch, who claims membership in the Tea Party despite voting to seat Cass Sunstein as a czar, still infects Utah. RINOs aren’t all dead yet. It is going to take several hunting seasons to get their population down to a manageable number. But hope springs eternal. There are now millions of avid hunters. Their prey is slow-moving. The odds are that even more will be bagged in 2012. With a little luck, RINOs will join tigers in the great beyond. Stay tuned, and listen for the horn.

Protect Yourself from Voter Fraud

Voter Fraud

Casting multiple ballots is a typical voter fraud crime.

The midterm elections are just 11 days away. There is a growing suspicion among conservatives that the Marxist progressive movement will once again attempt voter fraud – only this time on an unprecedented scale. Trailing in the polls throughout the Fruited Plain, it appears the only way the Democrats are going to win some key races is if they cheat. Remember the Minnesota Senate Race that Al Franken “won?” So do tens of millions of other citizens. ACORN, infamous for voter fraud, may no longer exist as an organization. But the people who created it and worked within it still exist, they still have the same aims, and they still use the same old scams.

Just this past week we witnessed the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, committing a violation of the Illinois State laws regulating elections. Voting officials gave her a pass, citing their opinion that she didn’t realize what she was doing – essentially claiming that ignorance of the law “is” an excuse.

So what can you, an average citizen do to ensure the legitimacy of the elections? Well, there are several things. First, below, you will find the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s notice to citizens on Election Crimes. In short, if you see evidence of voter fraud, call your local office of the FBI – more information below.

Federal Election Crimes

In democratic societies like the United States, the voting process is a means by which citizens hold their government accountable, conflicts are channeled into resolutions, and power transfers peacefully. Our system of representative government works only when honest ballots are not diluted by fraudulent ballots. When elections become corrupted, democracy becomes threatened.

The FBI has a limited role in ensuring fair and free elections in the United States. Election crimes become federal cases when:

  • The ballot includes one or more federal candidates;
  • The crime involves an election official abusing his duties;
  • The crime pertains to fraudulent voter registration;
  • Voters are not U.S. citizens.

Federal election crimes fall into three broad categories:

  1. Campaign finance crimes
  2. Voter/ballot fraud
  3. Civil rights violations

Potential Federal Offenses

1. Campaign finance

  • A person gives more than $4,600 to a federal candidate (various limits apply for donations to and from committees and groups);
  • A donor asks a friend to give money to a federal candidate, promising to reimburse the friend; the friend makes the donation and the real donor reimburses him;
  • A corporation gives corporate money to a federal candidate;
  • A person who is neither a citizen nor a green card holder gives money to a federal, state, or local candidate.

2. Voter/ballot fraud

  • A voter intentionally gives false information when registering to vote;
  • A voter receives money or something of value in exchange for voting in a federal election or registering to vote;
  • Someone votes more than once in a federal election (e.g., someone mails in absentee ballots in the names of dead people);
  • An election official corrupts his or her office to benefit a candidate or party (e.g., lets unqualified voters cast ballots).

3. Civil rights violations

  • Someone threatens a voter with physical or economic harm unless the voter casts his ballot in a particular way;
  • Someone tries to prevent qualified voters from getting to the polls in a federal election;
  • A scheme exists to prevent minorities from voting.

What is NOT a federal election crime:

  • Giving voters a ride to the polls;
  • Offering voters a stamp to mail an absentee ballot;
  • Giving voters time off to vote;
  • Violating state campaign finance laws;
  • Distributing inaccurate campaign literature;
  • Campaigning too close to the polls;
  • Trying to convince an opponent to withdraw from a race.

If you think an election crime is occurring, call the election crimes coordinator at your local FBI office.

For more information on the FBI’s efforts to protect voting rights, see the Department of Justice Fact Sheet of October 31, 2008.

Of course, given the track record of the Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder, citizens shouldn’t hold their breath expecting intervention from the Justice Department on the side of truth and fairness. Voter FraudBut you still need to explore this option. The sheer number of expected election violations could very well become a public relations nightmare for the Democrats. So after you have informed the FBI or the Justice Department, give your local news organizations a telephone call. There is nothing quite like the bright glare of television lights to cause rats to scurry for the darkness.

Voters still have other means available to them. Every state government has a Board of Elections. Citizens can submit complaints directly to their state election board. Additionally, complaints can be made to your county Elections Board as well. It would probably be wise to find the telephone numbers for both your state and your country Elections Boards prior to going to vote.

Also, remember that a complaint is nothing without evidence. Take your digital camera or cell phone with you to the Voting Booth. There is nothing more powerful than video evidence of the crime being committed in progress. A word of advice to you on this subject – Submit the video evidence to your local news media and the local office of the Republication Party prior to giving it to law enforcement. Videos have been known to be erased, destroying evidence before it ever sees the light of day. Be prepared. Think Ahead.

Another avenue is to volunteer with your local Republican office to be a poll watcher. This is especially powerful if you happen to be an attorney or a member of law enforcement. There is nothing quite like the presence of an off-duty policeman or Sheriff’s Deputy, in full uniform, standing next to the election officials and watching their every move. It tends to cut down on dead people voting, the casting of multiple ballots, and ballot box stuffing.

Finally, if all else fails, dial 911. Most local law enforcement agencies are honest, trustworthy folks. They will take allegations of voter fraud seriously. Calling 911 is especially important if you see instances of voter intimidation occurring at your voting location. The Blank Panthers will likely be trying the same sort of intimidation tactics they did during the 2008 elections. Catching them doing it again will place Eric Holder right back in the hot seat, where he belongs.

Finally, if you have the financial means and the desire, you can always file a lawsuit individually, or as a class action, in the event you don’t get satisfaction from local authorities. Hopefully, the Republican Party will initiate needed lawsuits, but even if they don’t act, don’t assume that you can’t do the same.

If you are an attorney who believes in the Constitution as written by our Founding Fathers, you are encouraged to become a poll watcher, or to volunteer yourself to conservative candidates, political parties, or even individuals to provide pro bono legal services in cases of voter fraud. Some things are more important than legal fees. Defending our liberty is one of them.

One of the defining aspects of Chris Christie’s victorious election was that he amassed an army of poll watchers, including attorneys, to cover all voting locations. This cut down on voter fraud and made his victory possible.

Finally, no matter what pressure radicals such as the Black Panthers bring to bear, refuse to become intimidated. Your freedom is at stake. Evidence of that is clear in the Iraqi elections. Citizens risk torture and even death to exercise their right to vote – and they vote anyway. They know the stakes. So should we. Vote as if your life depends upon it – because it does!

Political Infighting ripping Obama Administration apart at the Seams

The White House has mostly kept its internal turmoil under wraps in recent weeks but the lid is starting to come off the pressure cooker that is boiling at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Obama set in stone

President Barack Hussein Obama faces a rocky future, which appears to be set in stone.

It is another sign that Obama has lost control not only of the public narrative but that of his inner circle as well. It is common for senior political appointees at the White House to stay for at least until the end of the president’s first term in office. There is usually a natural turnover at the end of the first term. Old hands fade back into the woodwork and new blood is brought in to kick-start the administration’s second term.  However that is not the case in the Obama Administration. Indicative of a sinking ship, the rats are fleeing the ship as fast as the can – some voluntarily and others not so willingly. The mass exodus is well underway as evidenced by the following:

  • Larry Summers, the Director of the National Economic Council has announced his resignation, which will take effect following the midterm elections.
  • Christina Romer, who was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors resigned back in September of 2010.
  • Retired Admiral Dennis Blain, the former Director of National Intelligence, resigned in May 2010.
  • Peter Orszag resigned in June, 2010. He was the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). It is likely he felt pressure early on as he learned that the Democrats in Congress had no intention of even passing a budget for the current fiscal year.
  • Greg Craig, the White House Counsel, was forced to resign nearly a year ago, in November of 2009.
  • David Ogden, Deputy Attorney General, resigned in February, 2010.
  • Mark Lippert, a Deputy National Security Advisor, left the White House in October 2009. A member of the United States Navy Reserve, he chose to move to Active Duty status. This is a telling move because Lippert was particularly close to President Barack Obama as evidenced by the fact that he was a regular pick-up basketball player with Obama during the course of his presidential campaign.
  • Van Jones, Special Advisor for Green Jobs, resigned in September, 2009 after Fox News commentator Glenn Beck skewered Jones for his ties to radical leftists and leftist organizations.
  • Ellen Moran, White House Communications Director, left in April 2009. She started it all off in the resignations game since she lasted barely three months on the job.
  • Retired General James Jones, the National Security Advisor, resigned on October 8, 2010. There is ample evidence that he was forced out of his position.
  • Rahm Emanual, Chief of Staff. Emanual held the most powerful position in the White House, but it wasn’t enough to save him. There is evidence that he was forced out by Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett.
  • David Axelrod has announced that he will leave the White House early in 2011, ostensibly to return to Chicago and work on Obama’s re-election campaign.
  • Robert Gibbs – White House Press Secretary may very well be on the short list. There are rumors circulating within the Washington D.C. elite circles that Gibbs has been told to look for another job.

The Wayne Madsen Report, (WMR) a political operation in the spirit of the legendary Jack Anderson’s Merry-Go-Round,  reported two months ago that Obama is under extreme pressure from many heavy-hitting Democratic financial donors, to change his economic policies or else they will withhold future funding in the next presidential election – choosing instead to back a different candidate – presumably Hillary Clinton.

“Informed sources in Washington, DC have told WMR that President Obama has been personally told by a delegation of top Democratic Party financiers that unless he radically changes his economic policies they will bolt from him for another Democratic candidate in 2012. The Democratic money moguls conveyed the warning to Obama in Martha’s Vineyard, where the president and his family are spending their vacation. There are various factions within the Democratic Party that see different scenarios to bail out what many Democrats see as an administration in deep trouble with the electorate. One would have Secretary of State Hillary Clinton move up to replace Vice President Joe Biden on the 2012 ticket with Senator John Kerry becoming Secretary of State. However, WMR has been told that Clinton personally loathes Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and may not want to be part of the 2012 president ticket playing second fiddle to Obama. WMR has also learned that Obama’s reported ‘severe narcissism’ has a number of his cabinet officials and top Democratic fundraisers perplexed. Obama’s refusal to change course because of his ego was discussed at the recent annual Bohemian Grove conclave in northern California, which brings together influential businessmen and politicians from both parties. Top U.S. business leaders openly complained about Obama’s economic policies, with some stating that Obama is, for the business community, the worst president in anyone’s lifetime. They also complained about White House gatekeepers like Emanuel and policy advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod who are preventing access to the Oval Office.” – Wayne Madsen Report

This development has got to be exerting great pressure on Obama since he is a fanatical ideologue in terms of the economy – religiously adhering to Keynesian economic theory that decrees economic growth comes only through increased spending. It appears that these large Democratic financiers, though also ideologically to the left, are also pragmatic businessmen. It could be that they clearly see the effect that Obama’s economic policies are having on (1) their own bottom line, and (2) the public’s reaction to Obama’s destructive policies, which is going to manifest itself on November 2 in the midterm elections. If predictions of the Tea Party’s tsunami come true, the power of the behind-the-scenes Democratic financiers could be severely curtailed.

WMR is also reporting that Obama has chosen to ignore the demands of the aforementioned financiers who represent the leftist money machine. That is why we see Obama stubbornly pressing full ahead with his redistributive agenda, including both proposed legislation and anticipated Executive Orders which will further damage the economy. Obama has even let it be known to the Republicans that if they take one or even both chambers of Congress that they, the GOP, will be forced to deal with him. Obama blithely ignores the fact that the GOP will be perfectly happy to play a stalling game – preventing any more of Obama’s Marxist agenda to be passed through Congress while simultaneously preparing Obama’s downfall in the 2012 elections. The Republicans are perfectly aware that Obama would veto any legislation they attempt to pass that would curtail or repeal his signature achievements. Therefore, they are already planning a repeat of the midterms of 2010 in 2012. Due to the nature of the Senate, with only 1/3 of the senators up for election in any given election cycle, the Republicans are already calculating that it will take at least two election cycles to fully regain control. Furthermore, the Republications are calculating that the public also realizes this fact. Therefore, they are expected to trumpet their firewall against any further Obama legislation, willing to endure the darts and arrows from the mainstream media who will surely label them as obstructionists.

Speaking of the media, the Obama White House, according to WMR, is seeking revenge for media criticism.

WMR has also learned that rather than change course, the White House staff, who is keenly reading anything that is critical of the president, are more interested in exacting revenge for criticism than in changing course. ‘The White House staff are voracious readers who are obsessed with favorable coverage,’ one source said. – WMR

If that be the case, the White House public relations flacks, led by Axelrod, must be up in arms over the recent firing of Juan Williams from National Public Radio (NPR).

Juan Williams

Juan Williams

Convinced that they did the right thing to muzzle Williams, who is also a liberal, the executives of NPR and their bosses in the White House, have got to be beside themselves with the news that Williams has just signed a contract with Fox News. In effect, the White House flacks have done nothing but shoot themselves in the foot – having given Williams a much bigger platform from which to criticize the Obama Administration. This will have the effect of furthering the political infighting within the White House as the buck gets passed, people run for cover, and Obama is left, once again, with trying to find a scapegoat.

With the swift removal of Emanual, the Crisis Management team in the White House, i.e., Obama’s inner circle, now consists of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Axelrod (though his influence is on the wane), and Vice President Joe Biden’s circle of Thomas E. Donilon (the incoming National Security Advisor) and Peter M. Rouse, the interim White House Chief of Staff. But given the news report from WMR that Obama now considers Biden to be a rival, this inner circle, with members already divided into two camps: (1) The Obama Camp – Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett and Axelrod, and (2) The Biden Camp – Biden, Rouse, and Donilon – is already set up for some viscous infighting.

And then there’s the Joker in this political house of Cards. Hillary Clinton is patiently sitting on the sidelines, enjoying the destruction of the man who denied her the presidency.

Political rivals

Obama offered Hillary Clinton the Vice Presidency...but Hillary has other plans.

She is dangling the possibility that she might oppose Obama in the 2012 Democratic primaries. And she is well-positioned to do just that. She would be the beneficiary of those redirected campaign funds that have been threatened to be removed from Obama’s stash of cash. She has remained virtually silent on Obama’s major agenda items – leaving her open to fashion popular campaign planks once the chips fall on November 2nd. It very well could be that once the midterms are history Hillary Clinton will consider all of the chips to have fallen and thus Obama’s buffalo to be empty. If Hillary Clinton is going to make another run at the presidency, she is going to have to make her move early next year. So she has from November 3, 2010 (when the results of the midterms are known) until about the February to April of 2011 timeframe to make the announcement. Expect Hillary Clinton to continue to torment Obama with the uncertainty of her intentions. Obama, it has been reported, attempted to short-circuit any such primary challenge by Hillary Clinton by offering to dump Biden and ask her to join him on his 2012 ticket as the Vice Presidential candidate. Reportedly, Hillary Clinton has already declined that invitation. This move on the part of Clinton will have to be tormenting Obama because it is a pretty good sign that Hillary intends to oppose him in the Democratic primaries of 2012. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Joe Biden has got to be feeling rather bitter since Obama chose to throw him under the bus in favor of Hillary Clinton.

Newsflavor.com reported earlier this month that Obama did indeed offer Hillary the Vice Presidency.

In an attempt to deal with increasing concerns over a possible Hillary Clinton run for President in 2012, the Obama White House has quietly made overtures to Clinton to replace Joe Biden as Obama’s Vice President:

There has been speculation of just such a deal for some time now.  The speculation has proved to be accurate.  The Obama White House is very concerned with the possibility of Hillary Clinton seeking the nomination in 2012.  Very-very concerned, and for good reason.  Democratic Party supporters – I’m talking some very deep pockets and very considerable influence, have been engaging in some speculative chatter of that nature for a while.  When that happens, it’s a warning shot at the White House that says to them you better get things back on track or we are going to try and replace you.  And Hillary Clinton has done nothing to diminish that chatter.  The opposite in fact.  She is considering the possibility herself. – Newsflavor.com

In typical Clinton fashion, Hillary outmaneuvered Obama on this issue. The combination of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton is an extremely powerful combination in liberal political circles. It appears that the Clintons have determined not to tie themselves closer to what they perceive as damaged goods. Hillary has somewhat of an albatross around her neck since she is the Secretary of State in Obama’s Administration. But she has done a very good job of distancing herself from Obama simply through her inaction and her silence.

The progressives are about to have their Come-To-Gaia moment on the morning of November 3, 2010. There isn’t going to be any more guessing about Obama’s coat-tails. Obama’s weaknesses will be all too visible to both professional politicians and the public alike. And members of the public are waking up to that fact. One reader, commenting on a Mediaite story concerning Obama floating the possibility of Hillary Clinton joining his ticket, said:

“After the November election, the Left won’t be able to remain in denial. They will start exploring alternatives to Obama in 2012. Obama’s smartest move would be to try to create a real alliance with Hilary Clinton. But as even Woodward has admitted, Obama and Clinton are not on the same page, and she is not one of his trusted advisers. So this would be a move of pure political expediency. And probably not enough to save an administration that the vast majority of Americans now see as incompetent and extremist.” – felixw

All of these factors are intertwined into the maelstrom that is the Obama White House. Alliances are being sought; supposed friends are being stabbed in the back (i.e., Biden vs. Obama); and lone wolves are circling Obama, looking for a weakness and an opportunity to strike. And there are plenty of lone wolves. One of them is Nancy Pelosi. Rumor has it that White House staffers asked Pelosi, to her face, to keep quiet until after the midterm elections were over. She was apparently told that she was a political liability. Pelosi apparently complied for a matter of weeks since she generally disappeared from view. But recently, with it becoming increasingly apparent that she would face a fight for the Speakership on the House floor in the event the Democrats retained control of the House, Pelosi has become vocal once again. Pelosi is in a battle for her own political survival and apparently she considers Obama to be a liability – just as he apparently considers her to be the same. It has been said that there is no honor among thieves – and Pelosi vs. Obama vs. Biden vs. Clinton, vs. Axelrod vs. Jarrett, vs. Michelle Obama is evidence that this contention could very well be true. The infighting is growing. It is spilling out into public view. Hangers-on are being pressured to take sides – which makes for a perilous choice for assorted low-ranking Democratic members of the House, political consultants, and members of the professional left.

Pelosi has indeed become a political liability for the Democrats, as evidenced by the liberal Guardian newspaper story out of Great Britain earlier this week:

“Republicans have put Pelosi front and centre of their campaign, trying to turn her into a rallying cry and a hate figure. Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, is on a “Fire Pelosi Bus” that is touring the country from coast to coast. Pelosi has been used in Republicans attack adverts in an incredible 47 different congressional seats, most of them many miles away from San Francisco. She has been portrayed as extreme, out-of-touch and elitist; a sort of uncaring liberal ogre forcing unwanted legislation down the throats of ordinary Americans. “She is the featured devil this year,” said Republican pollster and political consultant Adam Probolsky “She is solid in her hometown, but outside of that it is a very different picture.”

“That is Pelosi’s problem in a nutshell. Her home district voted 85 per cent for Barack Obama in 2008. Pelosi herself romped home in her last election with 72 per cent of the vote. But that will not matter if the Democrats lose the House. She will be ousted as Speaker, after being hailed only four years ago as the most powerful woman in American politics. If that happens, it will be a spectacularly swift fall from political grace. “Her career will be over. At that point she will have no political future,” said Jack Pitney, a politics professor at Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles.” – Paul Harris

So Pelosi has no choice but to return to the stump. It is do or die for Pelosi. But Pelosi is between a rock and a hard place.

Pelosi between a rock and a hard place

Pelosi and friends - all dressed up and nowhere to go.

Told by Obama to shut up, she has ignored his command and is pressing forward, regardless. So even if she wins her fight to retain the Speakership of the House of Representatives, she has strained, if not outright broken her relationship with Obama and his cohorts within the White House.

The infighting within the inner circle of the White House, the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives, and with various party hacks and financiers, threatens to completely unravel what is left of the Obama Administration. Less than two years ago Obama was cheered on as the new Messiah, come to save the planet. Oh, how the mighty have fallen – and they can’t get up. Allowed to run amok with the Republican Party in no position to rein in the revolutionary element of the Democratic Party – the Democrats have totally imploded – in a manner kind of like inserting a straw into a pile of JELL-O© and sucking. The JELL-O© implodes upon itself, quivering from the internal pressure until it collapses and disappears into the straw – never to be seen from again. Such is the fate of the Democrats in general and the White House in particular. The American voters have shoved in the straw, guided by the massive Tea Party rebellion. Every poll showing the Democrats losing ground in the resurgent conservative tsunami is tantamount to another suck on the straw. White House staff is getting sucked up through firings and resignations. Wolves such as Clinton are circling the bowl, waiting to lick up whatever quivering bits remain behind. And there, at the bottom of the bowl, are the midterm elections.

The Democrats are also kind of like a football team. Less than two years ago the Democrats won the political Super Bowl. They reigned supreme over the universe. Winning does that to a team. But so does losing. Now the Democrats can’t get a first down. Coaches are being fired. Players are on the chopping block. Everyone is looking for a scapegoat. The fans are depressed. Advertising revenue is way down. The momentum is with the other team. Dissension is destroying the team from within itself.

The game is almost over, White House Democrats. The rats are abandoning the ship.

Tea minus 11 and counting.

T-minus 11 Days and counting until the Tea Party takes off in the 2010 midterm elections and a mission of rediscovery, going where no liberal has ever gone before - back to sanity.

The Back-And-Forth on the Latinos for Reform Ads

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — The following is a statement from Latinos for Reform:

In responding to the Latinos for Reform “Don’t Vote” ad campaign, President Obama said, “It is a cynical political ploy…” In reality, it is cynical that the President — then Candidate Obama — promised comprehensive immigration reform to 12 million vulnerable people within one year and, not only failed to act on that promise, he responded by increasing deportations.

Today, Latinos for Reform released its second ad. We are urging Latinos to be counted by casting their votes for Governor, Mayor, school board, etc. — but not for candidates who ignore you once they get to Washington — on Election Day. We hope that this clears up any confusion and allows candidates, the media and the Latino electorate to focus on the important issue of comprehensive immigration reform. (www.LatinosForReform.com)

According to LFR President Robert Deposada, “It is ironic that Harry Reid responded to the ads by asking, ‘Can you really think of anything less patriotic or more offensive than telling people not to vote?’ Reid and his people then pressured Univision — which has a virtual monopoly on Spanish language media in the U.S. — to pull the ad.”

Deposada continues, “Instead of defending his record, Harry Reid used his political influence to censor the political debate. It is sad that the political establishment is, once again, treating Latinos like we should just sit down and keep our mouths shut — until it is time for us to obediently and blindly vote for them.

“Let’s not forget that, for two years, Harry Reid has done nothing but sabotage even the smallest reform efforts. His excuse about immigration reform needing to be bipartisan is in sharp contrast with his unilateral approach on all of the other issues that were his real priorities.

“As a Latino, voting for Harry Reid or Sharron Angle is like choosing between getting stabbed in the back or getting clubbed in the head. We are asking Latinos to choose ‘None of the above.’ A vote for any of these two candidates is equal to or worse than not voting at all. The act of abstaining in this specific legislative contest is itself a vote.”

SOURCE Latinos for ReformWASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — The following is a statement from Latinos for Reform:

In responding to the Latinos for Reform “Don’t Vote” ad campaign, President Obama said, “It is a cynical political ploy…” In reality, it is cynical that the President — then Candidate Obama — promised comprehensive immigration reform to 12 million vulnerable people within one year and, not only failed to act on that promise, he responded by increasing deportations.

Today, Latinos for Reform released its second ad. We are urging Latinos to be counted by casting their votes for Governor, Mayor, school board, etc. — but not for candidates who ignore you once they get to Washington — on Election Day. We hope that this clears up any confusion and allows candidates, the media and the Latino electorate to focus on the important issue of comprehensive immigration reform. (www.LatinosForReform.com)

According to LFR President Robert Deposada, “It is ironic that Harry Reid responded to the ads by asking, ‘Can you really think of anything less patriotic or more offensive than telling people not to vote?’ Reid and his people then pressured Univision — which has a virtual monopoly on Spanish language media in the U.S. — to pull the ad.”

Deposada continues, “Instead of defending his record, Harry Reid used his political influence to censor the political debate. It is sad that the political establishment is, once again, treating Latinos like we should just sit down and keep our mouths shut — until it is time for us to obediently and blindly vote for them.

“Let’s not forget that, for two years, Harry Reid has done nothing but sabotage even the smallest reform efforts. His excuse about immigration reform needing to be bipartisan is in sharp contrast with his unilateral approach on all of the other issues that were his real priorities.

“As a Latino, voting for Harry Reid or Sharron Angle is like choosing between getting stabbed in the back or getting clubbed in the head. We are asking Latinos to choose ‘None of the above.’ A vote for any of these two candidates is equal to or worse than not voting at all. The act of abstaining in this specific legislative contest is itself a vote.”

SOURCE Latinos for Reform

Chris Christie Loses $3.4Billion for New Jersey

A Bloomberg article portrays New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a big meanie because he won’t take Billions in federal spending (a.k.a. PORK).

The first-term Republican this month halted the nation’s largest mass-transit project, a tunnel under the Hudson River, saying residents couldn’t afford overruns on its $8.7 billion cost, even with the federal government pitching in $3 billion..

Christie’s assertion is two-fold.  First he makes the case that even with U.S. taxpayer funding, New Jersey would have to shoulder the remaining $5.7 Billion.  Secondly is that when (not if) the government project goes over budget, New Jersey can’t afford to pay for that either.

Christie told reporters Oct. 18 he was content to walk away from the tunnel unless someone else agrees to pay for cost overruns. He said today he hasn’t reversed his decision.

“I don’t care how much people want a tunnel to New York, we don’t have the money for that,” Christie said at a town-hall meeting in Scotch Plains. “Here’s the promise I will make, I’m not going to stick you with that bill.”

Cost overruns on massive road projects are a regular occurrence.  The 15 year-long $14.6 Billion “Big Dig” is a great example.

After spending $14.6 billion (up from an initial forecast of about $4 billion in today’s dollars), leaders and taxpayers weren’t in the mood to shell out an several hundred thousand dollars for the show.

So Governor Christie wants to protect New Jersey tax payers from a project that will likely overrun it’s projected $8.7 Billion by several times when the State doesn’t even have the money to pay for the project if it meets its projections.

The Bloomberg piece goes on to explain the real problem the authors have with the Governor.

“How many times will the people of New Jersey lose out on federal money so that our governor can score political points?” Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, a Metuchen Democrat, said.

“Lose out on federal money..”.   Constantly spending money that came from a printing press is not sustainable.  Governor Christie realizes that the State can’t afford the project, can’t take a 4th annual State budget deficit, and that taking the money will just make New Jersey more dependent upon the scraps from D.C.  The more dependent the State’s funding is on the federal government, the more influence the federal government has in State politics.  It is a back-door play to minimizing State’s rights and Democrats like Barbara Buono are shooting for exactly that.  Governor Christie gets it.

An Open Letter to Virginia Thomas

While I sympathize with Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, on her attempt to get Anita Hill to apologize, I don’t think Virginia took the right track with Hill. Let’s assume for a moment that Thomas actually succeeded in persuading Hill to utter an “I’m sorry” to her. Sounds nice, doesn’t it Virginia! Too bad it couldn’t be sincere. There is a process to repentance, a road Anita Hill has yet to trod. Hopefully, I can shed some light on the nature of the road for Virginia Thomas and give her some peace in her heart in the process.  So here is an open letter I penned to Virginia Thomas. I hope Virginia actually gets an opportunity to read it. It could be balm for her soul…

Dear Virginia,

Count me as an old fashioned fool, but to me, an insincere apology is worse than no apology at all. You can’t force it, Virginia, I’m sorry to say. The spiritual motion required for repentance has to originate within Anita Hill, not within you, Virginia. The ball is in Anita’s court – always has been and always will be.

It has been said that the first step to repentance is sin. If that is true, Virginia, then Anita is well on the road to recovery. But somehow I don’t think Anita is in any mood for reconciliation.  I doubt she even recognizes that she has done wrong, let alone feel regret for her actions. And if she doesn’t feel regret, how could she possibly apologize, ask for forgiveness or attempt to make restitution? She just isn’t there yet, Virginia. And she may never get there. In all likelihood Anita Hill is going to go to her grave proudly proclaiming that what she did was noble and good. De Nile isn’t just a river in Egypt, Virginia.

I perfectly understand your quest for an apology from Anita Hill. But it does no good to demand such an apology. Sincere apologies have to come from the heart, and Anita evidently hasn’t reached the stage of emotional and spiritual maturity where she can recognize the fact that she has deeply hurt an innocent man and his wife. Hill wraps her refusal to repent in the blanket of liberal politics – believing that somehow her adherence to leftist dogma exempts her from the demands of civilized behavior.

This is how repentance is done, Virginia. Perhaps you will remember the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

“And when [the prodigal] had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

“And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

“And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

“And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

“I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

“And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

“And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son” (Luke 15:14–21).

And the father caused that a great feast should be held, and when his other son complained, he said to him, “It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found” (Luke 15:32).

Virginia, yes, you and your husband were wronged – painfully so.

Anita Hill

Anita Hill

And at some point in the hereafter Anita Hill will be held responsible for her sins – just like all of us will be held accountable for our own sins. But repentance is another matter entirely. That is up to Anita Hill, and she ain’t there yet. Hill hasn’t yet reached the stage the Prodigal Son ended up in on one fateful day. Hill hasn’t yet accepted the fact that she did something wrong. Hill may even be in some sort of denial that wrong and right even exist.  Rationalization is an amazing thing, Virginia.

You see, Virginia, you can’t force repentance upon Anita Hill. That burden is Anita Hill’s alone. You can take some comfort in knowing that Hill, in her introspective personal moments, knows that something just isn’t quite Kosher between you and her. That’s a matter of a little thing called a conscience. But Anita Hill’s pride appears to be standing in her way of coming clean publicly. Hill apparently cares more for the adulation and cheers from the progressives and the leftists than she does for her own emotional well-being. And that’s her choice. Anita Hill, alone, will suffer the internal torment of a prideful heart and a stubborn streak the size of Nebraska.

Here is a bit of sincere advice, Virginia. Forget about your quest to get Anita Hill to apologize. It is a fruitless quest anyway…it is not in her heart. Instead, concentrate on your own heart and you will find the peace you seek.

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord taught:

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

“And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

“And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

“Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matt. 5:38–44).

Virginia, you can find peace in your own heart by simply forgiving Anita Hill. You don’t need an apology from her. That is irrelevant. There is also one distinction to make here, Virginia. Just because you forgive Anita Hill doesn’t mean that she is no longer responsible for her actions. Quite the contrary is true. As I said previously, Anita Hill will one day face an accounting for her life and God will deal with her in both a just and merciful manner. Anita Hill won’t be able to escape that day of judgement. Neither justice nor mercy will be shortchanged. How that accounting goes for Anita Hill will be entirely up to her. Now is the day for her to repent, but if she doesn’t…oh well…she will get what is coming to her.

Virginia, forgive Anita. What will happen is that you will find peace in your heart as you let go of the grudge. Anita isn’t worth the pain in your heart, Virginia. Let it go and be free again.

Question Arises: “Is Obama Certifiably Insane?”

Rumors as to Barack Obama’s alleged mental instability have swirled just under the surface of the public’s knowledge for quite some time. Now, those rumors are gaining strength. The main stream media continues to ignore the story in order to protect Obama, but their firewall against the story is starting to crumble.

The blogosphere is starting to pay attention to the meme that Obama is losing his cookies, his marbles, and possibly even his grip on reality.

Obama shedding a tear.

Is Barack Hussein Obama mentally stable?

There are even reports, supposedly coming from White House insiders that top Obama Administration officials are considering invoking Article 4 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, under which Obama would be removed from office due to his apparently growing inability to deal with the real world. Article 4 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution has never been invoked. The reports, transmitted by various bloggers, accuse Obama of suffering from severe depression, schizophrenia, paranoia, narcissism, and bi-polar disorder.

The following quotation comes from an article written by Anthony G. Martin of examiner.com that was published on October 20, 2010. As Rush Limbaugh would likely say…that’s yesterday for those of you in Rio Linda.

According to a report issued by retired U.S. Army Major-General Paul E. Vallely, who has served as special Fox News analyst for military issues, a reputable journalist with significant contacts inside the White House has asserted that Barack Obama has become unfit to serve due to emotional instability. – Anthony G. Martin

The journalist, Wayne Madsen, asserts that an anonymous former White House staffer—a ‘Deep Throat’ similar to the anonymous source in the Watergate Scandal that brought down the Nixon White House—is feeding insider information to a blogger who goes by the name of ‘Ulsterman.’

The assertions made by ‘Deep Throat’ are astounding…and frightening.  The compilation of statements made by sources inside the White House paint a picture of a President who is in the throes of deep depression, and who exhibits no interest at all in the routine functions of the office of the President. Assertions also indicate that Obama is obsessed with the throngs he encounters on the campaign trail, and erroneously assumes they all adore him. – Wayne Madsen

Madsen, an experienced journalist with what appears to be an extraordinary source with access to the inner circles of the Obama administration, paints a picture of a White House in turmoil . It appears that Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama are desperately trying to keep Obama from the strait jacket and the rubber room.

Obama Depressed?

Is Obama suffering from depression?

According to Madsen, see quote below, Jarrett and Michelle Obama are attempting to convince Obama that he is too good for the Office of President of the United States and that his destiny lies on a much larger stage. Assuming that Obama actually is a certifiable narcissist, this argument could well appeal to him. Obama might well relish the role of the elder stateman. Perhaps he looks at Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Jimmy Carter and sees himself. Perhaps he craves the fame that comes from leading the United Nations. Time will tell.

WMR has learned that Obama’s paranoia and severe depression over his correct belief that certain interests are out to get him have been mitigated by First Lady Michelle Obama and domestic policy adviser Valerie Jarrett. Mrs. Obama has been telling Obama that he should forgo a second term because he is “too good for the American people” and he has a future role on a “bigger world stage.” – Wayne Madsen.

The blogger named Ulsterman posted an opinion piece on September 7, 2010 that quotes this Deep Throat source allegedly within the White House. This obscure editorial has gone relatively unnoticed on the national stage, but that too, is likely to change, given the blockbuster news contained in that opinion column. For example, concerning Obama’s mental state:

In just a few words, how would you describe him these days?  Like I said, it’s been a while since I was last at the White House, but I don’t have a problem saying that the president is losing it. I don’t mean he is like losing his mind.  I mean to say that he is losing whatever spark he had during the campaign.  When you take away the crowds, Obama gets noticeably smaller.  He shrinks up inside of himself.  He just doesn’t seem to have the confidence to do the job of President, and it’s getting worse and worse.  Case in point – just a few days before I left, I saw first hand the President of the United States yelling at a member of his staff.  He was yelling like a spoiled child.  And then he pouted for several moments after.  I wish I was kidding, or exaggerating, but I am not.  The President of the United States threw a temper tantrum.  The jobs reports are always setting him off, and he is getting increasingly conspiratorial over the unemployment numbers.  I never heard it myself, but was told that Obama thinks the banking system is out to get him now.  That they and the big industries are making him pay for trying to regulate them more.  That is the frame of mind the President is in these days.  And you know what?  Maybe he is right, who knows?- Blogger Ulsterman quoting unnamed source allegedly with access to confidential White House information.

It should be noted that the mysterious Deep Throat is a dedicated Democrat. His goal is Democratic control of government. It is remarkable that he is coming forth with criticisms of Obama’s mental state. In Deep Throat’s opinion, apparently, Obama threatens the goal of leftist control of government, i.e., Obama has become a liability in the political sense for the Democrats. And, Mr. Deep Throat says that Obama’s mental weaknesses have opened up a Pandora’s Box of White House Infighting the like of which Deep Throat has never before witnessed in his 30 years as a political operative.

For example, Obama’s relationship to Vice President Joe Biden:

And you state he despises Joe BidenOh yeah.  That is very well known in the White House.  Obama chose Biden for one reason – to have an older white guy with some international policy credentials.  Period.  If Biden has all of this international experience that Obama found so valuable, why has he buried him under the pile of crap that became the stimulus bill?  What does Joe Biden know about budgets and economics?  Not much – but Obama didn’t care.  Give Joe a job and get him the hell out of my hair – that pretty much sums up the president’s feelings toward Joe Biden.- Blogger Ulsterman quoting unnamed source allegedly with access to confidential White House information.

And then there’s the power struggle between Obama and Hillary Clinton.

What about Hillary Clinton?  Obama is scared to death of Hillary.  He doesn’t trust her – obsesses over her almost as much as he does Fox News.  He respects her though, which might be why he fears her so much as well.  He talks the game, but when it comes down to it, she has played the game on a far tougher level than he has, and Obama knows that. – Blogger Ulsterman quoting unnamed source allegedly with access to confidential White House information.

The pressures of dealing with political opportunists such as Biden and Hillary Clinton appear to be of minor concern when compared to the psychological landmine that is the 2010 midterm elections. Well, almost a minor concern. You see, Hillary’s political decisions are going to be made based on the state of the economy under Obama and also the results of the midterms – in which it is widely believed the Democrats are going to have their asses handed to them on a silver platter – all thanks to Obama and his radical leftist agenda.

In yet another article written by Ulsterman and based on an interview with Deep Throat, we learn more of the political meltdown of the Democratic Party – thanks to Obama’s stubborn refusal to abandon his radical agenda.

So how exactly has President Obama failed to help members of his own party?  (Leans forward – clearly agitated.) Loyalty – loyalty – loyalty.  This White House doesn’t give a damn for the concept of loyalty, dedication, sincerity.  This White House is the most self-centered, arrogant, and ignorant…they just don’t care to know what they are doing.  And when they do it – consequences mean nothing to them.  NOTHING.  And that is not to say it’s all bad at the White House.  There are some very bright people working there.  But you know what, those people have been marginalized, pushed aside, and are now leaving.  You watch – the exodus from this White House will prove to be of historical proportions.

The question of Obama’s alleged slippage from sanity has even reached parody. Comics are starting in on Obama’s alleged mind meltdown, as evidenced by this video from The Onion.

Questions about Obama’s state of mental health have been circulating for several years. It is interesting that in addition to school, passport, and birth records, Obama has never released his medical records. This has given rise in the blogosphere to accusations that Obama may have been diagnosed with an emotional disorder and possibly even prescribed anti-psychotic medications earlier in his life. An example of one of the early blogs on Obama’s state of mental health comes from Mitchell Langbert who said this in November of 2008.

“Information is leaking that Barack Obama was treated for mental related illnesses in the 70’s and early 80’s and may have been prescribed anti-psychotic medications. Schizophrenia is the main reported diagnosis with possible case [of] severe depression…

“Yesterday the big talk in political chat rooms was Obama’s yet to be released medical record. Obama may still need prescribed medications for mental related issues. It is suspected that he has not been taking his medications consistently because of several episodes at recent campaign rallies…

“Barack Obama stands alone in the last three elections as the only candidate to not release medical records to the public.” – Mitchell Langbert

Langbert has more to say on the subject. Consider this:

I have several times suspected that Barack Obama is a sociopath, and recently read a blog that asserted a noted psychiatrist has contemplated whether Senator Obama suffers from narcissistic personality disorder, which overlaps with sociopathy. This latest rumor will be dismissed, but none of those who dismiss will have seen Senator Obama’s medical records. This has been a year of ex post rationalization, and wide-eyed willingness to be conned.” – Mitchell Langbert

It isn’t just Ulsterman and his Deep Throat who is reporting on Obama’s alleged mental instability. Here is yet another report that corroborates Deep Throat’s account of the matter. This time the blogger is Justpiper, another blogger with apparent access to the inner workings of a White House in disarray.

So you state that President Obama is depressed? How did you come by this information?

From a direct source still working within the White House on a daily basis. As I had stated previously, tensions at the White House have reached a critical stage. The infighting among staff is off the charts. More recently, the president has increasingly withdrawn emotionally from the day to day demands of his job – he has become what was described to me as “empty”.

Empty? That is correct – empty.

Do you mean to say the president is not doing his job?

Not exactly. He is there, he is getting briefed throughout the day, but President Obama appears to have emotionally shut down, not entirely mind you, but a great deal. It has worsened since I was last there. His natural detachment has become almost chronic to the point of being disconcerting to staff around him. It appears President Obama is suffering from severe depression.- Justpiper

The questions about Obama’s mental state are just starting to creep out of the blogosphere and into the main stream media via the MSM’s back door – reader forums. For example, here is a thread on this subject at Gainesville.com. Consider these tidbits from readers at Gainesville.com’s readers after Obama made a statement about an earthquake in Hawaii that never happened:

  • “Wasn’t Haiti one of the 57 states that Obama believes are part of the United States?” …”Probably. It’s becoming more and more obvious that Obama is an utter fool.”
  • “An incompetent imbecile is more like it.” “It’s time to impeach the Obama jackass.”
  • “Is Obama stupid, psychotic or both?”
  • “Obama is the most stupid president ever. Probably psychotic too.”
  • “It’s a shame we have such an inept imbecile in the White House.”

This emergence into the MSM, albeit, by their readers and not by their editorial staffs, poses a potentially fatal blow to the Obama presidency.

Pucker Up, Buttercup!

The longer the MSM ignores the topic, the more the American people will figure it out anyway, thanks to bloggers and political online forums. By not addressing the mental state of the President, the Obama Administration is allowing the blogosphere to define that mental state – and it won’t be a picture that Obama would approve of being out in the public. It will be instructive to see how well Obama handles the public’s rejection of him in the midterm elections. Despite Democrat protests to the contrary this election is indeed a referendum on Obama. It will be interesting to see if Obama can handle the massive personal rejection coming on November 2nd.

In the event that Obama is indeed checking out of reality, let’s review the 25th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States:

Amendment 25 – Presidential Disability and Succession.

  1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
  2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.
  3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.
  4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

Given that Obama and Biden are apparently political foes, as alluded to above in this article, Biden has everything to gain by supporting the invocation of Article 4 of the 25th Amendment. All he needs is the cooperation of other administration officials and members of Congress – and that appears to be likely after the midterm bloodbath the Democrats are about to go through. Could it be that it won’t be just Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to be thrown under the bus? Perhaps that bus is big enough for Obama too? Stay tuned. This isn’t over yet.

Coons Out of Touch on Taxes, Out of Touch with Voters

Wilmington, DE – Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell today responded to New Castle County Executive Chris Coons saying that he could not stay focused while listening to a brief account of the hardships facing Delaware families during a debate at WHYY today.
“If my opponent cannot pay attention to Delaware while executive of New Castle County, how can we trust that he will pay attention to Delaware as a U.S. senator?” O’Donnell said. “Delawareans need a person in office who will listen to the people about their economic issues and address them, not an elitist who dismisses them because he simply doesn’t care.”
O’Donnell had just finished speaking about meeting with a Delawarean who had a terminally ill grandfather who was literally praying that he would die before Jan. 1 so that his children and grandchildren wouldn’t have to sell the family business or have their home go into foreclosure to pay the 55 percent death tax.
Coons then again showed contempt for the needs of Delaware voters by chuckling and saying: “I’m sorry, I was having difficulty focusing.”
Furthermore, Coons has said that he has never heard from anyone in Delaware that their taxes are too high.
As quoted in the Politico: “What the average Delawarean wants is, spend my money well. Cut first, then if you’ve got to raise a little bit, OK. But I do not ever hear people complain that our tax burden is too high.”
*Source: Christine2010

New Ad Campaign Asks Latinos Not To Vote For Congress

Latinos for Reform today announced a national campaign to get Latino voters to .. not vote.

Latinos for Reform announced today the launch of a national ad campaign in targeted states urging Latino voters not to vote for Members of Congress that have failed to deliver on their immigration reform promises. The ads, in both English and Spanish, are available at www.LatinosForReform.com.

The 2010 election boycott is in response to the failure of the Democrat Congress and President to give them the immigration reform they were promised.

During the 2008 elections, President Obama and the Democratic leadership made a commitment that immigration reform would be passed within a year. Two years later, these lawmakers have not only failed to deliver on this promise; they intentionally undermined even the smallest of reform efforts .. This November we can send a message to all politicians: If they didn’t keep their promise on immigration reform, then they can’t count on our vote.”

Latino voters make up a huge portion of the Democrat voting block.  If this campaign is successful, it could even further increase the size of the Republican tsunami as some have labelled it.  This call could have serious implications on highly-publicized elections such as the Reid-Angle Arizona Senate race and the Whitman-Brown California governors race.  Both campaigns will be hugely impacted by the Latino vote (or lack thereof).

Latinos for Reform tries to make the case that their anger is against both parties, but this ad campaign will most hurt Democrats.  We often hurt the ones we love.