Monthly Archives: October 2010

Will conservatives defend Californians’ right to legalize?

California might become the first state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, if voters there approve Proposition 19 next month. Though poll results differ, most indicate that a majority of voters favor the ballot proposition; if it passes, it will take effect on November 3.

Enter the Obama administration. In a letter to former heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Attorney General Eric Holder wrote that the administration “strongly opposes” the proposition, and “will vigorously enforce” federal drug laws if it passes. This comes about a year after the same administration announced that it would stop prosecuting medicinal marijuana users. Confusing?

By adopting a hypocritical stance when it comes to enforcing federal drug laws, the president has, perhaps unwittingly, provided the tea party movement with a rare opportunity to add hordes of young, left-leaning voters to its ranks.

Huh?

Many on the left favor legalizing marijuana because they see dollar signs. New taxes and fees on a widely used substance could be used to compensate for overspending and offset budget deficits, or so they claim, which is naturally preferable to raising taxes on other products (like alcohol and tobacco) yet again. What they fail to recognize, however, is that legalization fits under the ideological tent of the tea party movement, for two reasons: personal liberties and states’ rights.

The first should be obvious. An individual is master of his own body, and is free to ingest the substances of his choice, so long as in doing so he does not harm anyone else. Drug laws violate this natural right by creating a “victimless crime.” Conservative tea partiers argue that the federal government does not own their bodies, and therefore cannot force them to purchase health insurance; logically, then, the feds can’t force citizens to abstain from pot.

As for states’ rights, the Tenth Amendment is straightforward: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” The Constitution certainly doesn’t delegate the power to regulate or restrict the use of any substance, which is why temperance activists had to push for the Eighteenth Amendment to ban alcohol nationwide in 1920. No such amendment regarding marijuana or any other “drug” has been ratified.

Clearly, Californians have a constitutional right to legalize marijuana, and it is not the place of the Obama administration (or anyone else) to discourage or interfere with the laws of the State of California.

Republicans, for all of their talk about individual liberty and states’ rights, are notorious for their knee-jerk hypocrisy when it comes to federal drug laws, but as government-propagated marijuana myths of decades past are debunked, and older social conservatives are replaced by a new generation of fiscally conservative libertarians, that could change. The GOP doesn’t seem to recognize it yet, but it is in desperate need of a re-branding. The “Party of Traditional Values” will win over few, if any, young voters; the Republican Party must become the “Party of Freedom” if it is to survive.

If Proposition 19 passes, a battle will ensue, exposing a new generation to the idea of states’ rights. When the Obama administration goes after California’s marijuana law, much like it has attacked Arizona’s immigration law, who will speak up for Californians? Will it be the Democratic Party, which thus far has been unwilling to criticize even the most damaging actions of the president? Or will some other group – the tea party movement, if not the GOP – seize this opportunity?

Meghan McCain Pushes Elitist and Idiotic Views of O’Donnell

Meghan McCain has managed to publish a book no one cares about, flatter only herself at every opportunity and now stick her self-aggrandizing, snobbish nose up at a Republican  Senate candidate.

I don’t know how trashing a Conservative candidate does anyone any good, but Meghan took a shot at Christine O’Donnell on Sunday as CNN Political Ticker reported:

“I just know, in my group of friends, it turns people off because she’s seen as a nut job,” McCain said on ABC’s “This Week” program. “It scares me for a lot of reasons.”

The daughter of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said O’Donnell’s candidacy sends a message to the younger generation that you can just “wake up and run for Senate,” regardless of past experience.

Why can’t an ordinary person just wake up and run for Senate?  That’s the whole point of the Tea Party movement.

The leftist media has made a hay day out of O’Donnell’s interview with Bill Maher.  Why is any of that important?  Is anyone actually worried that Christine will start a Coven in the basement of the Capitol building?

For Ms. McCain to cast stone at O’Donnell, she should first look inward.  Meghan is a collection of gaffes wrapped inside of a terrible character and loved by only Meghan.

Meghan McCain Twitter PictureOf course, she never had any mis-steps in her past .. other than this picture she posted on twitter.

Of course there was also her attack on Bristol Palin where Meghan tried to say that looking like a stripper was fine with her compared to a young pregnant mother.

“When you’re sent to an image consultant and said that you look like a stripper and talk bad and you’re hurting the campaign when, you know, there’s a pregnant teen there, it does a little bit to your self-esteem.”

Way to go on the attack lingerie-girl.

Her motives are clear.  She is trying to keep the Republican party in the center.  A move that would fit her father’s political tastes.  The majority of Americans are tired of big tent B.S. and are trying to make the right, more right.  These constant attacks on true Conservatives just help us understand that Meghan McCain is just as much a moderate as her father and in no way is she good for the Conservative movement.

Engaging the Enemy

Be afraid, liberals – be very afraid. Remember, as that old saying goes…just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean the Tea Party isn’t out to get you!

Every 24-hour news cycle brings forth new revelations that the conservative tsunami is rolling across the midterm ocean, gathering strength as it nears a landing on November 2nd.  As recently as Saturday, October 16th Barack Obama himself acknowledged the power of the waves. “There is no doubt that this is a difficult election,” said Obama. “That’s because we’ve been through an incredibly difficult time as a nation.”

Get a clue, Obama, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

Bachman Turner Overdrive

For all their rhetoric to the contrary, the truth is that the Tea Party waves are swamping the Democrats, forcing the Donkeys to race for higher ground, littering the campaign trail with their overwhelmed losers. The DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) by latest count has pulled the financing plug on at least two dozen incumbent Democrats in the House of Representatives. The list of the abandoned reads like a tabloid story foretelling the demise of the once Mighty:

  • Chad Causey [D, Arkansas District 1]
  • Ann Kirkpatrick [D, Arizona District 1]
  • Harry E. Mitchell [Arizona District 5]
  • Gabrielle Giffords [D, Arizona District 8]
  • Betsy Markey [D, Colorado District 4]
  • Suzanne Kosmas [D, Florida District 24]
  • Deborah Halvorson [D, Illinois District 11]
  • Bill Foster [D, Illinois District 14]
  • Chris Van Hollen [D, Maryland District 8]
  • Baron Hill [Indiana, District 9]
  • Dennis Moore [D, Kansas District 3]
  • Earl Pomeroy [D, North Dakota District 1]
  • Harry Teague [D, New Mexico District 2]
  • Dina Titus [D, Nevada District 3]
  • Steve Driehaus [D, Ohio District 1]
  • Mary Jo Kilroy [D, Ohio District 15]
  • Zachary T. Space [D, Ohio District 18]
  • Kurt Schrader [D, Oregon District 5]
  • Kathleen Dahlkemper [D, Pennsylvania District 3]
  • Chris Carney (D, Pennsylvania District 10]
  • Paul E. Kanjorski (D, Pennsylvania District 11]
  • Roy Herron (D, Florida District 8]
  • Chet Edwards (D, Texas District 17]
  • Steve Kagen (D, Wisconsin District 8]

For all the ignominious disgrace of being branded one of the Dirty Two Dozen by their own party leadership, it doesn’t appear they will have to feel all alone for much longer. Each passing day more pressure is being put on the still breathing Democratic Congress Critters by conservative sharks such as Dick Morris and his SuperPacUSA.

Dick Morris

Smelling blood in the water, Dick Morris is forecasting as many as 100 congressional seats will be lost by the Democrats. His SuperPacUSA, www.SuperPacUSA.com , is expanding the funding fight even as the Democrats are retrenching in a desperate attempt to stop the bloodletting. Morris calls his effort “Project 100”.  In a recent message to his supporters, Morris said:

“We are going to select the 50 races we believe are “second-tier” races, ones that are not in the priority list for the national committees. Ones the Democrats thought were “safe seats.” With a relatively small amount of money spent by Super PAC in these districts we could win an additional 50 seats, giving Republicans 100 new seats for this Congress! – Dick Morris

Given the carnage currently occurring among congressional Democrats it appears that Morris is leading a successful charge. And Morris is not alone. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is injecting $75 million in advertising campaigns against congressional Democrats all across the fruited plain. No wonder Obama is lashing out against them! Truth be known, Obama fears the chamber on two levels. First, he sees the effectiveness of the chamber’s ads and can perceive what is happening now in 2010. And, bitterly clinging to his Chicago thug tactics, he fears the Tea Party revolt could sweep him out in 2012. So his inner thug is revealing itself as he attempts to intimidate the Chamber of Commerce and its donors, as well as all other donors to conservative causes. The Supreme Court sure hit Obama with a smashing right hook with its striking down of the major provisions of the McCain-Feingold Act. Now people are free to exercise their First Amendment rights through corporate and non-profit contributions to political causes. It leveled the playing field once exclusively owned by the unions. And Obama and his cronies rue the day the Supreme Court made that ruling. That’s why Obama denigrated the Supreme Court in his last State of the Union speech. Remember that? That’s where we heard the glorious words “You lie!”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hardly alone. An organization named Crossroads GPS is reportedly spending $70 million in support of conservative candidates. Obama’s tirade against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is also aimed at Crossroads GPS and other such conservative groups. Obama is pressuring these corporate entities to hand over their donor rolls even though that is not required by law. The point is how can you intimidate conservative donors if you don’t know who they are? It doesn’t appear that Obama’s tactic is going to work this time. After conservative commentator Glenn Beck expressed his ire at Obama’s thuggish tactics against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Beck asked his viewers to contribute to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The result was the single largest day of donations ever to hit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s coffers. Chalk one up for the Tea Party. In a strange way you would think that Obama would celebrate donations to organizations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. After all, the money transfer is just a redistribution of wealth. Isn’t that what it is all about? Guess not, huh!

Bemoaning the influence of conservative donors, Tim Rutten of the Los Angeles Times declared in an article published on October 16th:

A secondary influence on this election is the novel role of so-called third-party money, much of it secretly contributed to groups unaccountable to either party. By election day, according to a report Friday in the Wall Street Journal, such committees will have spent $300 million in support of GOP candidates. And, unlike the Republican National Committee or congressional sources, these third parties have been perfectly willing to spend on behalf of those with tea party roots. (By contrast, about $100 million in independent contributions will go to Democratic candidates; organized labor will spend an additional $200 million, but the bulk of that is going to rally union voters, whose enthusiasm has waned.) – Tim Rutten

As I researched Rutten’s article I couldn’t help but laugh as the Los Angeles Times, in its capitalistic wisdom, inserted two ads right in the middle of Rutten’s piece. Rutten starts off his diatribe declaring “In this crazy election year, the tea partyers have shown surprising strength. Bu the internal contradictions are so numerous, it’s hard to see how their influence will last.” Then, two paragraphs later, I came across two ADS BY GOOGLE. The first was an ad for a Tea Party U.S. Senate candidate in Colorado, Ken Buck – BuckForColorado.com The other declared, “Vote Libertarian www.vote-libertarian.org . Now, I ask, where was the Democrat ad? Oh, that’s right. They ran out of other people’s money.

First Amendment rights are such a pesky thing. They can’t be controlled by the party in power. According to the Supreme Court, the First Amendment actually means what it says. And Tim Rutten and others of his ilk just can’t come to grips with that fact. How can you ever hope to controls the opinions and emotions of the unwashed masses if they get to spout off at every opportunity? How dare they use Freedom of Speech in such an immoral manner like sponsoring television commercials that point out the warts on the faces of their socialist masters? No wonder Obama believes that the Bill of Rights is nothing but a list of negative rights. By that, he means it is negative for him – though he preaches that it is really negative for the citizens.

The tsunami is threatening the Democratic hold on the Governorships as well as Congress. Just two weeks are left before the midterm elections, and pollsters are predicting that the Republicans are going to win as many as 30 governorships. And it isn’t just winning 30 governorships that are sending the Democrats into frenzy. It’s like real estate – it is all about location, location, location. The newly seated governors have the opportunity to control the reapportionment of congressional seats as a result of the findings of the 2010 census. It is no secret that the new Republican governors will realign those congressional districts to the detriment of Obama and his fellow communists. That is a move that strikes right at the heart of Obama’s quest for a second term. Why? – Because reapportionment of congressional districts also means reapportionment of Electoral College votes. And that’s the Queen Bee. That’s the Golden Goose, the Sword in the Stone.  Reapportioned congressional districts will remain in effect for at least the next 10 years. That can affect both congressional and presidential elections for most of a generation. We are witnessing the literal implosion of the Democratic Party as they scramble to hold the line in the 2010 midterms. They know what is at stake.

In the Senate races the Democrats continue to fund their candidates at some level or another – but here too, the Tea Party has forced the Democrats to reallocate their funds to races once thought safe.

Democrat Election Funds - Flushing Bad Money after Poor Candidates.

Democratic Senator Harry Reid, despite having begun the campaign with a formidable war chest, has seen Sharon Angle out raise him in the funding race. Angle took in an incredible $14 million during the past quarter. At the same time Angle was raking in the cash, Reid was spending out the kazoo in an attempt to knock Angle out of the race early. It didn’t work. Angle is still around and Reid is looking like the loser here, especially after last week’s debate. Consequently, the Democratic Party has been forced to expand cash that is greatly needed elsewhere, to combat Angle. And it appears the Democrats are throwing bad money after good.

This same scenario is repeating itself all across the senate campaigns. The Democrats are playing defense. And the Republicans are on the attack. The GOP is taking advantage of the fact that it can play a strong defense by going on the offense.

And it isn’t all about cash. It is also about substance – of which the Democrats have previous little. Normally, you would expect a political party to trumpet both its legislative victories and its published agenda as campaign talking points. But the Democrats have found (and it’s not like they weren’t warned) that their major legislative victories have become mill stones around their necks. The Democrats can’t run on their legislative victories – it is a losing strategy. And the Democrats can’t run on their agenda – they’ve never announced one. But the voters have become much more sophisticated than in years past. The Democrats don’t have to announce an agenda. The entire country has got the Democratic agenda figured out. It is called socialism, if not just downright communism. And the voters want nothing to do with it. Expect the Democrats to lose a myriad of down ticket races this year as fed up voters vote straight party line tickets. The Congressional, Senate, and Governorship races are getting all the headlines, but the true seismic shift is going to occur at the local level. The Conservative ascendency is going to strike deep into local politics as Democratic county commissioners, city councilmen, mayors, school board members, and even judgeships and sheriffs are affected. It is the lower level races that have an organic effect upon the culture of the nation. And the Democrats are in for some major culture shock.

What is amazing in all of this is that the Democrats are like the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand. They are in denial. They simply cannot cope with the fact that the electorate is rejecting them. With their ideological blinders still firmly in place they can’t get it through their skulls that the problem is their policies. Instead, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Main Stream Media, are preaching that the problem is two-fold: 1) the marketing of the liberal message has been mishandled so that the people simply don’t understand them, and 2) the people are incapable of leading themselves and therefore do not recognize that they must be ruled over by elites that can better manage their affairs then they can themselves. It is this ideological super glue that binds the liberals together. It is why we see a virtual plethora of czars to rule our lives. It is why we see federal agencies snipping away at our freedoms through regulatory changes. It is why the incandescent light bulb will be illegal to be sold come 2012. It is why Michelle Obama is laying the groundwork for what we will be allowed to eat. It is why the IRS, effective January 1, 2011, is making it illegal to purchase Tylenol, Gas-X, Preparation H, Aleve, Pepto-Bismol, and a host of other non-prescription drugs with HSA and FSA cards – unless, of course we have a prescription. Talk about a contradiction in terms!

So here we are, two weeks until Election Day. Obama and his minions have tried every trick in their book and yet the Tea Party keeps right on marching on. Patriotism is on the ascendency. We are in the midst of a battle the likes of which this nation has never seen. We aren’t just fighting Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Harry Reid, or even Alvin Greene. They are merely biological expressions of an evil philosophy that seeks to impose slavery upon us. These adherents to this philosophy are called communists, socialists, environmentalists, progressives, liberals, Democrats, and libturds. It doesn’t matter what the labels are. All that is required is that we recognize the enemies among us and join them in battle. We are greater than they. We are more motivated than they. They fight for tyranny. We fight for liberty. We will win for our cause is just.

I leave you with something to cheer your spirits as you march on to victory. Watch it, it will inspire you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFh0oy6vIt4

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

(Chorus)

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps:
His day is marching on.

(Chorus)

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
“As ye deal with my condemners, so with you my grace shall deal;

Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with His heel,
Since God is marching on.”

(Chorus)

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

God Bless America

(Chorus)

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

(Chorus)

He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty, He is succor to the brave,
So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of Time His slave,
Our God is marching on.

Amen. Let a major victory be won come November 2nd.

Jon Stewart’s ‘Restoring Sanity’ Rally Audience Bought by Big-Business and Rich People

The progressive left’s mantra is that rich people, CEO’s and big corporations are evil.  They are the bane of existence for every sign-carrying, nightstick waving, big-government, union-indoctrinated liberal activist on the planet.  It comes as some surprise that Jon Stewarts mess of a lib-kiddy entertainment festival ‘Restoring .. something or other’ is being financed by the wealthy and corporate america.  Liberals don’t find that money offensive anymore?

It all started when Arianna Huffington offered to buy some busses to get New Yorkers to Stewart’s concert event. This post on The Wrap tells the story:

Arianna Huffington’s surprise gift to Jon Stewart — a convoy of shuttle buses to his “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington — was an even bigger surprise to the folks at the Huffington Post.

And the cost of the grand gesture — an estimated $250,000 for 100 buses for thousands of New Yorkers — is making some of Huffington Post’s finance executives wince, according to insiders.

HuffPo’s President Greg Coleman agreed that the gesture came a surprise, but denied that there was any internal tension as a result.

“Arianna has a sixth sense for promotion, for capturing lots of attention,” said Coleman in an interview with TheWrap. “We were surprised when she made that offer. She didn’t tell us. But inside the Huffington Post this does nothing to hurt our revenues.”

Good to hear that the Huffington Post won’t suffer.  At first it appeared as though Arianna was going to pay for this out of her own pocket.  you know .. the rich person dropping some change on the homeless guy kind of thing.  Then we heard from HuffPo’s President that they were working to turn this into a money-maker.  Ruh-rho .. mean rich person making money off of less fortunate?

HuffPo President Greg Coleman is now seeking external sponsorship to underwrite the convoy – and potentially turn the gesture into a money-maker.

When Arianna made the on-air announcement, Stewart couldn’t contain himself.

Oh my God, Arianna just Oprah’ed the buses!

Had Arianna out-Oprah’d Oprah?  Oh no my friend.. the Oprah strikes back.  Newsbusters has this little treat on Oprah’s response to being out-Oprah’d .. she’s Oprahing back.  (all these Oprah-isms are driving my spell-checker nuts)

In case Arianna Huffington plotting to spend an estimated quarter-million dollars on buses to the liberal Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally didn’t paint it as an Obama event, how about Oprah Winfrey? The Obama-endorsing, Obama-campaign-stumping Winfrey appeared via satellite on Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show to announce that she was going to fly Stewart’s audience to Washington, D.C.,

Not to be outdone, Oprah is going to fly one of the live audiences from Stewart’s Daily Show to D.C.

Two rich people with massive corporations supplying Stewart with a bought and paid for audience.  Isn’t that sweet.  But it does get better.

On Thursday Big Hollywood published an article releasing a leaked email showing  that MTV is pressuring it’s employees to go to the rally.

Whether you lean left or right, hail from a blue state or red, prefer keeping sanity, fear, or a healthy dose of both alive and well, the one thing we all have in common is that we’ve pledged allegiance to the MTV Networks flag. And when an opportunity arises to support one (or two) of our own. we’ll take it pretty much every time.

You may have heard that Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are hosting a little get together on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 30th. … This will be a day when — no matter what transpires from Jon, Stephen, and their special guests — our brothers and sisters at Comedy Central will own the cultural conversation, without question. Who would want to miss that one?

It goes on to say that they’ll be providing buses for a free round-trip to the rally.  MTV and Comedy Central are both owned by the gigantic media corporation, Viacom.

So Jon Stewart has the rich and famous, elite and incorporated buying him an audience.  So much for grass-roots.  Not only that, but what about all those complaints that Conservatives are bought and paid for by big business and the wealthy?  It would appear the opposite is true.  The only thing left to figure out is that if we now have  buses and planes being provided for the rally, wonder if anyone will do trains or automobiles to finish out the quartet?

Get ready for Obama’s Taxes

“Spectacles, testicles, watch and wallet.” – Yeah, that’s it! That’s a pretty good interpretation of the opening verse of Michelle Obama’s prayer to the spirits as she is busy cleaning them up. I can’t argue with that verbiage – it expresses the very essence of redistributive change. They cover it all; up top, down below, up front, and backside. They’ve got you coming and going. Talk about a pickpocket’s prayer!

No wonder Obama considers himself a Christian. Uncle Sam - Pay your taxes!Yes, it is true, and he specifically proclaims allegiance to the First United Church of the Kingdom – Youth Outreach Universal. Think about it – a lot. Services begin January 1, 2011. A special dedicatory prayer circle is planned for April 15th with special high Holy days scheduled throughout the year.

Speaking of Michelle, something Wiccan this way comes! And I’m not talking Christine O’Donnell! No, this is better. Personal income tax rates are scheduled to rise in 2011. Why, you ask? Simple, Nancy Pelosi just couldn’t bring herself to bring up a vote on extending the Bush tax cuts. Therefore, personal income tax rates will rise come January 1, 2011. Now, I seem to remember Barack Obama claiming that nobody earning less than $250,000 a year was going to see any tax increases at all. And I believed that? Sheesh! Here’s the lowdown:

  • The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15%
  • The 25% bracket rises to 28%
  • The 28% bracket rises to 31%
  • The 33% bracket rises to 36%
  • The 35% bracket rises to 39.6%

This next one is something both gays and straights will come to appreciate. There are going to be higher taxes on marriage and families.  The “marriage penalty” (narrower tax brackets for married couples) is set to return from the first dollar of income. What’s more, the child tax credit will be cut in half from $1,000 to $500 per child. Compounding the fun is that the standard deduction will no longer be doubled for married couples relative to the single level. Finally, both the dependent care and adoption tax credits will be cut. Feel better now?

You think the Democrats got you by the cajones while you are alive? Try death, instead. Beginning January 1, 2011 a 55 percent top death tax rate will be assessed on all estates valued in excess of $1 million. Leave behind too large of an estate and instead of your heirs receiving your estate they will instead inherit a tax bill. Thanks Barack! Halleluiah!

They even carved out the Charlie Crist Memorial Tax Increase for those orange people who prefer to catch some rays down at the local tanning salon. What, pray tell is that? I’ll tell you! It is a brand spanking new 10% excise tax on getting your hide tanned at your local salon. Sure to make sure you share in the experience, there is no exemption from this tax for those unfortunate crispy critters earning less than $250,000 per year. And just to make sure you felt the love, this tax is already in effect. You’re been paying for it since last July 1st. We’re not worthy, Obama! Our legs are all tingly and stuff. Must be Christ Matthews syndrome.

Still feel left out? No need to worry! If you save or invest part of your income you’re going to be slapped with yet another tax – This time for being thrifty. Obama, in his wisdom, has decreed that the capital gains tax will rise from 15 percent in 2010 to 20 percent in 2011. And just in time for the recession, how thoughtful of our glorious leader, all blessings are upon his name! And not to be outdone, the dividends tax is zooming all the way from 15 percent in 2010 to 39.6 percent in 2011. But wait, there’s more! Those rates aren’t high enough. In 2013 they are scheduled to increase yet another 3.8 percent. Oh, blessed art thou, most benevolent and wise Barry. May the very angels in Heaven shout for joy at the mere thought of your graciousness!

Thanks to the good folks over at ObamaCare come January 1, 2011 you will no longer be able to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except for insulin) without a prescription (makes sense, huh?) and pay for it with your Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) pre-tax dollars. Thank you Barry!

But wait, there’s more! Don’t get the idea that you can withdraw funds early from an HSA account because the tax penalty for doing that is being doubled from 10 percent to 20 percent. This puts HSA accounts at a disadvantage to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which will remain at 10 percent.

Think you’re getting off easy? Think again! Starting January 1, 2011 ObamaCare imposes a Brand Name Drug Tax. This will be a multi-billion dollar tax assessment imposed on name-brand drug manufacturers. Hope you don’t need prescriptions next year, because you are going to pay through the nose for each and every pill.

And let us not think that the IRS has to play by the same rules you do. The IRS is being empowered to disallow legal tax deductions simply on the basis that your claim to a deduction lacks “economic substance.” Think of it as redistribution of wealth. Now the government, via the IRS, is going to ensure you get screwed, even if you follow their rules to the letter. How thoughtful!

And, yet another little goodie has been slipped into your 2011 tax year W-2 form just for giggles. There will be a new box on that form in which employers will be required to report their costs incurred in providing you with your health insurance. Okay, this isn’t a tax…drum roll please…yet! It will be extremely easy for the IRS to slam you with a health insurance benefit tax now that they have the numbers. Oh, yeah, remember the “economic substance” policy. They are going to get you one way or another.

Think we’re done listing all the new taxes yet? Au Contraire! Here are a few more precious little gems awaiting you in 2011:

  • You will no longer be allowed to make charitable contributions from your IRA.
  • Tax benefits for Education and Teaching will be trimmed. The deduction for tuition and fees will not be available. Tax credits for education will be limited. Teachers won’t be able to deduct classroom expenses. The Coverdell Education Savings Accounts will be cut. Employer-provided education assistance is curtailed. And the student loan interest deduction will be disallowed for hundreds of thousands of families.
  • Business taxes are going up. There are scads of new taxes being levied on businesses. The biggest hit is in the loss of the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit – but there are a lot of other ones too.
  • Small business expensing will be slashed and 50% expensing will disappear. Small businesses currently can expense equipment purchases up to $250,000. Not any more – the new limit in 2011 is only $25,000.  For larger businesses, they will no longer be able to expense anything…they will have no choice but to depreciate those types of expenses.
  • The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is going to ensnare a lot more families. Last year it trapped 4 million families. The estimate for 2011 (estimate provided by the left-leaning Tax Policy Center) is that 28 million families will now be subjected to the AMT.

A certain congressman seems to have gotten it right earlier this year at the State of the Union address. Obama, you lie! The only consolation is that when these new taxes smack the taxpayers upside the head that the Tea Party Movement is going to gather steam and roll right into the 2012 elections. Then it will be time for the taxpayers to get even with Obama and his socialist henchmen and slap THEM upside the head. Amen to that!

Looking forward to the 2012 Election Cycle

The midterm elections on November 2, 2010 are just the warm-up act. The main event occurs two years later on November 6, 2012. That’s when The United States of America will mark ballots in perhaps the most important vote since the creation of the nation. At stake will be the Presidency, 33 seats in the Senate and the entire House of Representative. Two things stand out in the 2012 election: whether the country rejects Obama’s bid for a second term and the socialist agenda he would continue to push, and the possibility of the Republicans gaining a veto-proof majority in the senate. Think that is impossible? Think again. Here’s the breakdown of the 2012 election landscape.

Presidential Election

The 2010 elections merely represent the opportunity for the conservatives to erect a congressional firewall against Obama’s communist agenda. The next Congress may very well be nothing but a firmly entrenched cork in Obama’s bottle. Don’t expect the Republicans to pass any major legislation given Obama’s threat of a veto. But don’t count that as a defeat. Merely preventing Obama from enacting any more of his radical agenda constitutes a victory for both conservatives and for America.

Shocked Obama

Imagine the look on Obama's face when he starts to consider the 2012 Election Cycle.

The 2012 presidential election represents the real chance to reverse course. The Obamabots will recover their base in 2012, as what usually happens in Presidential election cycles. But this time, unlike 2008, they will engage with a fully enraged conservative base. The Democrats will fight a heroic race, but Obama is radioactive. He will lose –  Unless, of course, Hillary Clinton beats him in the Democratic Primary. In that case, she will lose the general election. Different Face, Same Communism.

Barack and Clinton

Keep your friends close - and your enemies even closer.

The Senate

With 33 seats up for grabs, the 2012 senate campaign promises to become a ferocious blood-letting for control of the upper chamber of Congress. A look at the numbers reveals that the Republicans have a distinct advantage. There will be 19 Democrats looking to defend their seats as opposed to just 10 Republicans. Additionally, two independents that caucus with the Democrats will also be forced to defend their seats in the Senate. They are Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, and the socialist Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

As if that weren’t enough, there will also be two special elections in this senatorial election cycle: The party holding the Class I New York seat (currently held by the Democrat Kristin Gillibrand) will be decided in 2010, as will the Class I West Virginia seat. The winners of these two special elections on November 2, 2010 will have to stand for re-election just two years later – in the 2012 elections. This means that a grand total of at least 22 senators left of center will be defending their seats.

If we assume that in 2010 the Democrats retain control of the Senate by a majority of 51 to 49, then the Republicans will need to win 17 additional seats in 2012 to gain a veto-proof majority in the majority. This isn’t an impossible dream. It will be very difficult for the Republicans to top the 66 mark, but it is most assuredly within the realm of reason. What makes it possible is the fervor of the Tea Party. The uprising of conservative voters throughout the country has gone viral. It is relatively safe to assume that the outrage of the conservative base will continue for the next two years because Obama is not likely to govern from the center. Obama is expected to continue to be the Democrats’ own worst enemy. Obama’s Marxist communist view and agenda will continue to rally the conservative troops. And the conservatives, i.e., the Tea Party members, should only grow in political power as the Obama agenda continues to take its toll on the economy and on the basic freedoms and liberties of the American people.

Let’s look at the 2012 Senate campaigns in more detail:

2012 Elections

Democratic Incumbent Elections

Dianne Feinstein of California

If Barbara Boxer has to fight off Carly Fiorina just imagine what kind of candidate the Republicans are going to throw at Feinstein. It is going to be another battle for the ages. Boxer appears to be holding off Fiorina by a precious few percentage points. But if California continues to flush itself down the toilet, and there is no indication the flushing is going to end any time soon, Feinstein is going to have some serious explaining to do to the voters in 2012. There are strong signs that the further down the socialist/communist road the Democrats push both California and the country, the larger and more ferocious the Tea Party grows. Boxer is leading Fiorina by just a few percentage points against Fiorina. Given that momentum is on the GOP side of the aisle, it could be possible that it will be Feinstein in 2012, instead of Boxer in 2010 that loses a California senate seat to the Republicans.

Tom Carper of Delaware

What can you say to a state that prefers a communist for Senate in 2010? These voters aren’t going to change, America. Chalk this one up for the Democrats in 2012. Carper wins, regardless of opponent.

Bill Nelson of Florida

Yes, he was an Astronaut. Yes, he’s another liberal lawyer (J.D., University of Virginia), and yes, he’s been a Congressman prior to his Senate career. But, Nelson has to face the same voters who are on the verge of putting Marco Rubio in the Senate. This one is going to lean Republican. Oh yeah, and who knows what tricks America’s only orange politician will conjure up. It appears Crist is going down to defeat in 2010. Who knows what damage he could do to Nelson if Crist suddenly discovers his inner Donkey? Talk about a Rainbow Coalition! Advantage goes to the GOP on this one.

Danial Akaka of Hawaii

What is it with Hawaii, anyway? You can visit your local McDonald’s there and get happy on an order or two of SPAM. I’m not kidding. That greasy meat is on the menu in the Islands. And Akaka will be on the menu too, come 2012. And we can fully expect the Hawaiian populace to vote for another piece of greasy meat. Put this one in the bag for the liberals. Would you like fries with that?

Ben Cardin of Maryland

Cardin won in a landslide in 2006, pulling in 55% of all votes cast. What is it with the Northeast? Must be something in the water because you move on over to another watershed and you get an entirely different kind of gusher. But Cardin is tightly tapped into the pipes that are feeding liberals in the kooky part of the kingdom. Give it up for Cardin! This loser is a winner in the great state of Maryland – the land of the never-ending food stamps.

Debbie Stabenow of Michigan

Believe it or not, this is a race the Republicans can win. Have you seen the poll numbers coming out of Michigan? This one is competitive. Stabenow has a fight on her hands. Yes, the Democrats gave us what is left of the once great city of Detroit. But remember, Michigan, once upon a time, also gave us George Romney. There’s enough pain in Michigan right now that enough of the voters are waking up to make it a battleground state. This leans Donkey, but perhaps those Michigan voters aren’t going to lean so far in 2012 that the Tilt alarm goes off on their pinball machine. It will be difficult for the GOP to win but it is not impossible thanks to Barack Obama.

Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota

I was a Minnesota resident in 2006 and proudly voted against this Obama clone with ugly glasses. And in 2012 expect those Minnesota Nice voters to rally against those ugly glasses – they have no intention of making a spectacle of themselves again. They’re still living down the Al Franken debacle. This one is at least an even contest, perhaps even slightly leaning to the GOP. It will be a dogfight, but the Republicans have a real shot at this one. Just remember, GOP, you better assign poll watchers at every polling place throughout the state – remember the snow job Franken pulled to get in. Expect a replay of the dirty tricks, GOP, and be prepared for the inevitable repeat in 2012.

Clair McCaskill of Missouri

Talk about road kill, McCaskill is going to get gutted in 2012. Missouri has had enough of the misery they endure thanks to this Senator they scraped off the pavement in 2006. Missouri is slipping further to the right-hand lane and McCaskill is stuck in the far-left lane. Get a shovel, Missouri. You’ve got to clean the highway before you can get back to work. Consider it done, McCaskill is dead meat.

Jon Tester of Montana

Tester’s 2006 senate victory over Bob Keenan was one of the closet elections that year. The only comparable close vote was Jim Webb’s victory in Virginia. Consider that 2006, like 2008, was a down year for the Republicans. Now consider that the Tea Party waves are crashing smack dab into the Montana Rockies and you have the prescription for a perfect storm with Tester helplessly stuck in his dingy little party without a paddle. This race leans GOP at this time, and the Republication candidate hasn’t even been announced. Tester is in for the fight of his life. It is time he goes back to organic farming and leave politics for the grown-ups.

Ben Nelson of Nebraska

Ah, Ben Nelson! You all remember poor old Ben Nelson, don’t you? He of ObamaCare fame! He, who was tossed out of a pizza parlor by a bunch of hungry Nebraska voters sick of what Nelson was selling. Turned out Nelson didn’t have a thick crust. But he sure was full of cheesy comments. Nelson loses. America wins. End of story for 2012.

Bob Menendez of New Jersey

A year ago we wouldn’t have given any Republicans a chance in Hell winning a senatorial race in New Jersey. Well, Hell just froze over and the guy driving the ice truck is named Chris Christie. Don’t count the GOP out in New Jersey in 2012. If the GOP is smart enough to choose a conservative clone of Christie this race is winnable by the Republican Party. However, if the RINOs get their way and one of their own wins the GOP primary, then expect a Democrat victory. My money’s on Christie. He will show strong leadership within his own party and the GOP will follow Christie’s lead. This one leans Republican. I can hardly believe I’m making that claim – but that’s just the way it is. We’ll see if I am right in two years. Cross your fingers, in New Jersey strange things have been known to happen in elections. See Chicago for a history lesson.

Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico

There always seems to be an outlier in voting patterns. The vast majority of the intermountain west is conservative. New Mexico, however, is the state that gives us Bill Richardson. Bingaman has an excellent shot at winning re-election. But it is too far out to declare him a winner. It will be interesting to see how the Tea Party can affect elections in New Mexico. Anything’s possible!

Kent Conrad of North Dakota

Color Conrad a loser – North Dakota is in the midst of a huge GOP landslide in 2010 and it isn’t going to be any different in 2012. Conrad is like that little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike. All he can feel is a little wet spot next to his finger nail, but he knows what’s coming over the wall. It’s been nice knowing you, Kent. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Sherrod Brown of Ohio

The purple state of Ohio, like North Dakota, is changing its color. Dems are like, so 2008. Despite liberal strongholds in Cleveland and thereabouts, the GOP is going to win this one going away. See ya, Brown!

Bob Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania

Can you say Pat Toomey? I knew you could! The state that has rid itself of Arlen Specter and is in the process of ridding itself of Joe Sestak will go to the GOP in 2012. It sucks to be an Obama supporter. Pennsylvania voters have had their fill of socialism. Casey is history. Hope he enjoys his last two years in the Senate because it’s all he’s getting. Peg this one as a win for the GOP.

Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island

You just have to give this one to the Democrats. That east coast syndrome just sucks up all the voter intelligence on that coast. On the bright side, at least Whitehouse won’t be representing John Kerry’s yacht anymore!

Jim Webb of Virginia

Webb squeaked through to victory in 2006. It’s not going to happen again. The Tea Party will make sure of that. Webb will put up a fight but he’s going down, down, down. Tea Party wins. America wins. This one leans GOP.

Maria Cantwell of Washington

Despite the fact that Patty Murray is fighting for her life in Washington even as I write this analysis, I don’t expect Cantwell to lose in 2012. This one leans to the left. There are simply too many liberals in Washington for sanity to take hold on a permanent basis. Murray is losing because of her demeanor. I mean, have you ever seen her picture. Her countenance shines right on through – and that’s putting it nicely. I’ve got to go with the Democrat on this one.

Herb Kohl of Wisconsin

Can you say “Russ Feingold?” Kohl has got to be quaking in his boots. If Feingold can lose in a landslide, and it appears that is precisely what is happening, then Kohl doesn’t have a prayer. Perhaps he can spend the next two years cleaning spirits for Michelle Obama. That should keep his spirits up, but it won’t keep Wisconsin’s voters down. Goodbye Kohl!

Independent Incumbent Elections

Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Unlike Barack Obama, who tries to avoid political labels, Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist – and proud of it. In 2006 Sanders ran as an independent and won 65 percent of the vote. In most other states Sanders wouldn’t stand a chance in 2012. But Vermont marches to the beat of a socialist drummer. Even with the Tea Party on the rise expect Sanders to win in 2012. Some things never change.

Joe Lieberman of Connecticut

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but claims it is independent – it is still a duck. Lieberman pulled a Murkowski before it was cool. Losing a primary challenge in 2006 Lieberman simply went the write-in route and won re-election. And despite the rejection of the Connecticut voters in the 2006 Democratic Party primary, guess which caucus he affiliates with today in the Senate? Yup, the Democrats…once a duck he’s always a duck. However, from now on elections aren’t always what they were once quacked up to be. In 2012 Lieberman will face the decision of whether to try it again as an independent or to return to the Democratic fold. He’s got to be very careful he doesn’t lay an egg. But he considers himself to be the goose that only lays golden eggs. Don’t count him out…he represents a liberal state that currently is giving Richard Blumenthal the nod despite his proclivity, for, shall we say, sttrreecchhiinngg the truth with the Vietnam question.

GOPRepublican Incumbent Elections

Jon Kyl of Arizona

Kyl is one GOP senator the Democrats who just love to oust from office. Why? Because Kyl is the Senate Minority Whip. He is tasked with keeping the GOP herd of unruly elephants in line. But don’t expect Kyl to lose in 2012. He is considered the fourth-most conservative Senator by the National Journal. He takes a strong conservative line on illegal immigration. Considering that the vast majority of Arizonans agree with him, Kyl is a prohibitive favorite to win re-election in 2012.

Richard Lugar of Indiana

Call it right now. Lugar wins in 2012. Anyone who wins 87 percent of the vote in 2006, because no Democrat was foolish enough to challenge him, is worthy of a presumption of victory.

Olympia Snowe of Maine

Snowe is already feeling the heat from the coming Tea Party firestorm.  A devout RINO, Snowe knows that she is going to have to tamp it down in the next two years or she will be history. If Snowe continues to vote like a RINO, expect her to face a Primary challenge from within the Maine GOP. A strong Tea Party candidate could drop a Bob Bennett bomb on her if the Snowe Tiger doesn’t change her stripes.

Scott Brown of Massachusetts

Also a RINO, Brown could make it through to another victory in Massachusetts. Even with a conservative thumping of Democrats in 2010, Brown is relatively safe. Brown appears to be popular with the left-leaning voters in Massachusetts. It appears likely that he could peel off enough Democratic voters to retain his seat in 2012. This should continue to be the case if Obama, as expected, continues to govern as a socialist – and socialism will shed jobs in Massachusetts, bringing more voters over to the GOP. It won’t be a cakewalk for Brown in the land of Camelot, but he certainly has a chance to successfully defend his seat by pulling the sword out of the stone and fending off whatever Martha Coakley clone the Democrats will appoint to mount an assault on the sacred Kennedy seat.

Roger Wicker of Mississippi

Color this one a safe seat for the Republicans. Mississippi is strongly conservative and Wicker is a proud standard-bearer for the GOP. He replaced Trent Lott in 2007 when Lott vacated his seat on December 18, 2007. Wicker served out the remainder of Lott’s term in the November 2008 special election against Ronnie Musgrove, winning 55% of the vote. If Wicker was running in 2010 you could safely assume that percentage would have been even higher. Assuming that the conservative movement does nothing but pick up steam during the next two years, Wicker will win in a landslide in 2012.

John Ensign of Nevada

Expect the Democrats to attack Ensign, using a scandalous alleged affair with Cynthia Hampton as their main weapon. Given that Harry Reid and Sharon Angle are running neck and neck in 2010, and the fact that there is a large and established liberal base in Nevada, it is almost a certainty that Ensign is going to have a major fight on his hands in the next cycle. If he is saved, it will because the Tea Party movement goes viral in Nevada – which could happen if Nevada voters cut the cord with Reid.

Bob Corker of Tennessee

A former mayor of Chattanooga, Bob Corker survived a downright dirty in 2006 against Democratic candidate Harold Ford, Jr.  The campaign was highlighted by a 30-second commercial run by the Republication National Committee (RNC) which featured shots of a white woman who recalled meeting Ford, who is African-American and was single at the time – at “the Playboy party.” The final shot in the ad showed the woman leering at Ford and inviting him to phone her. In other words, Corker is a fighter. Expect more of the same in 2012. With Tennessee displaying an increased interest in all things conservative, expect Corker to pull through to the finish line at the head of the pack. Bring plenty of bandages – things could get nasty again.

Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas

Three-term senator Hutchison has been fending off charges for years that she is a RINO. Texas is normally a conservative state. Expect Hutchison to have to fend off a challenge from a conservative in the state GOP primary elections. Also expect Hutchison to win the primary election and go on to win the general election. The power of the incumbency in a conservative state should clear the way for Hutchinson, though she will be fending off the dreaded RINO label throughout the campaign season.

Orrin Hatch of Utah

Hatch is already attempting to portray himself as a Tea Party sympathizer. But he is going to have to explain some embarrassing votes, such as his vote to confirm the leftist Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar – officially the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.  Both Hatch and Bob Bennett, soon to be known as the Bennett formerly known as Senator, voted in favor of Sunstein’s appointment. Hatch is on the hot seat. As a senator from Utah, the most conservative state in the nation, Hatch could very easily lose his party’s nomination at the Utah GOP convention in 2012. However, regardless of whether Hatch wins renomination or not, whoever the GOP candidate is will be the favorite to win the fight to be the next Senator from Utah.

John Barrasso of Wyoming

Wyoming is a GOP stronghold. Expect Barrasso to successfully defend his seat. The Democratic Party is weak in Wyoming and won’t be able to match the money and manpower that Barrasso will bring to the campaign. Decision goes to Barrasso as he knocks out whichever unknown loser the Democrats appoint to fill the fight card.

Unknown Incumbent Elections

New York (Seat currently held by Kristin Gillibrand)

You have got to go with Gillibrand. I mean, in a state that apparently isn’t ashamed of the mockery of justice currently underway with the approximately 400,000 military ballots that somehow never got sent to the troops, there’s no way a Republican can wins. It appears there is simply too much corruption in the election system to allow that to happen. Chalk one up for the Democrats.

West Virginia

Wow, what a fight we have on our hands in 2010! 2012 will be more of the same, a fight to the bitter end. Call this one a toss-up.

Conclusion

The Democrats appear likely to repeat their extensive Senate losses they are headed for in 2010. The Republicans will pick up more seats, guaranteeing a GOP majority in the upper chamber of Congress. The only question is whether they will pull off a miracle and gain a veto-proof majority – thus assuring repeal of Obama’s entire corpus of socialist/communist legislation.

Expect Obama to bypass Congress in general and the Senate in Particular for the next two years. He will attempt to implement even more of his radical agenda through executive orders and agency rules because he will lack the ability to achieve his goals through additional damaging legislation. He will undoubtedly wreak havoc throughout the country for the next two years. But the bright side is that if we can endure him until 2012, the new Republican president can instantly repeal all of his executive orders before the sun goes down on January 20, 2013. Turning off agency orders and czar mandates will take a little longer, but those two will be reversed. It’s easier to countermand Obama’s executive actions than it is to repeal legislation.

If the Republicans can hold all of their current senate seats, they would only need to win about seven seats from the Democrats and Independents to hit the magic number of 66 for that veto-proof senate. By my calculations (admittedly way far out – as in two years far out) the GOP stands a chance in 14 of those races. It is going to be quite interesting in 2012!

Route 66

66 Republican Senators required for a veto-proof majority.

Here is just a tidbit to chew on for the Tea Party. The 2014 elections represent one great last opportunity to destroy the Democratic hold on the senate. Why? Because, with 1/3 of the senate up for election every two years, 2014 will be the final election after the Tea Party tidal wave hit America. Expect significant gains in the senate for the GOP in both 2012 and 2014.

The House of Representatives

In two years it will be the Republicans who will have to defend the majority of the seats. However, the good thing for the GOP is that it will be a presidential election year and given the propensity of many people to vote a straight ticket, figure for a lot of Republicans to ride their presidential candidate’s coattails to victory. Obama will still be the major impediment for the congressional Democrats. Expect a repeat of 2010. Chances are good that the 113th Congress is going to look an awful lot like the 112th Congress which will be elected next month. Republicans will hold the House, though their majority may shrink a bit. On the other hand, given Obama’s proclivity for burning bridges, the Republicans could also add to their numbers in 2012. Strangely enough, it appears that Obama will himself decide how big Democrat losses will be in 2012 – it will be 2010 redux.

David Price Makes Largest TV Ad Buy in a Decade to Attack Challenger B.J. Lawson

Attempts to Paint Lawson as ‘Extreme,’ When Lawson is Echoing the Concerns and Sentiments of Majority of Voters

In a Press Release this afternoon the B.J. Lawson campaign stated  that David Price is making a huge ad buy in order to put attack ads on the air.

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — William (B.J.) Lawson, MD, Republican challenger to Rep. David Price inNorth Carolina’s Fourth District, is the object of new attack ads running on local TV stations. Price has made a significant TV expenditure for this election, something he has not done in over a decade. Price receives more than 50 percent of his contributions from special interests, while Lawson’s campaign has been funded by individual donors.

According to the release, some of the ads will seek to portray Lawson’s supporters and their ideology as extreme, some even focusing on Dr. Lawson’s desire to fundamentally reform the poorly functioning education system in the United States.

“David Price’s rhetoric clearly shows he is uncomfortable with regular people getting involved in politics. The Constitution isn’t a complicated document and it clearly says what the federal government should not be doing, but that would upset his big contributors. All we are doing is asking basic questions about the role of the federal government.

Source: PR Newswire

Volunteer for Rahm Emanuel: NOT!

Imagine my pleasant surprise and unrestrained joy when I received the following E-mail message a few minutes ago:

Dear Polar,

Hi, I’m Kristin Avery, the new Volunteer Coordinator at Chicago for Rahm.

I just finished my first day on the job organizing the outpouring of support and generous volunteer offers you’ve sent through the website, Facebook, and Rahm’s stops on the “Tell It Like It Is” tour.

All I can say is thank you.

I can tell we have an incredible group of grassroots supporters ready to go and do what it takes to help Rahm get elected. And we’re ready to get started.

Our first order of business: to help Rahm get the 12,500 signatures from registered voters he needs by November 15th to get on the ballot.

To get the ball rolling, we’ll be hosting a Petition Drive Kick-off this weekend, October 16th and 17th. We have 3 hour shifts available on Saturday at 10am and 2pm and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm. We plan to meet at 33 South State Street then head out to starting collecting signatures.

If you’d like to attend the Petition Drive Kick-off, drop me a line at [email protected] – and be sure to mention which shift you’d like to attend.

Have a friend who’s interested in volunteering? Feel free to bring them along.

If you’d like to volunteer and haven’t signed up yet, you can at our brand new Volunteer sign-up page.

Thank you for all that you do – I’m excited to meet you at one of our upcoming events and get our petition drive underway!

Thanks,

Kristin Avery
Volunteer Coordinator, Chicago for Rahm

Gee, Kristin, I’m really glad that you appreciate all that I do – but somehow I get the feeling that you aren’t up-to-date on exactly what it is that I really do with my life. Furthermore, what’s this bogus claim that I’ve poured out my most generous support for Ballerina Boy through his cute little website, Facebook page, or through making a personal appearance where I allegedly squealed with delight at the President of the Dead Fish Club when he stopped by for a chat? Kristin, perhaps we should hit the Reset Switch on our close personal friendship. You can begin by telling it like it is – there, don’t you feel better already? Good!

Now I’ll reciprocate by rewriting your letter for you – I am a volunteer, don’t cha’ know.  Besides, we commies got to stick together, comrade! So here it is, hope you like it! And you just gotta’ admit it’s an improvement over the first draft – which stunk on ice.

Dear Polar,

Hi, I’m Kristin Avery, the new Volunteer Coordinator at Chicanery for Rahm, and I’m thrilled that my Daddy got me this gig through his “special connections” down at the Fish Market. Now I can afford my tuition next semester at the Socialist Youth Academy. Thanks, Daddy! I love you!!

I just finished my first day getting paid to not even show up! But, because it’s a special day I showed up anyway! I am like totally freaked out by all the conscripts showing up as ordered. Their block captains sure have been, like totally busy! I mean, like, tweets are flowing and Facebook is rocking! And best of all…hey, thanks again Daddy, you’re so totally awesome! Now where was I? Oh yeah! I got to see Mr. Emanuel personally at one of his campaign stops! Now, how cool is that! I never knew the Social Security office was such a totally groovin’ pad!

Polar, you wouldn’t believe the mass quantities of commies that are ready to go and do the voodoo that they do so well!!! We just gotta get Rahm elected! Isn’t that like, bodacious or sum tin! We’re getting our purple shirts this afternoon! SEIU is having them delivered with the pizza! I got mine with anchovies in honor of Rahm!

Our first order of business: to help Rahm get the 12,500 signatures from registered voters he needs by November 15th to get on the ballot. I’m so excited! I get to accompany the Campaign Committee down to the cemetery!

To get the roll balling, we’ll be hosting a Petition Drive Kick-off and Swan Lake rehearsal this weekend, October 16th and 17th.  Be sure to bring your tutu! We have three hour-long shifts available and Barney Frank will be visiting us! He’s playing the part of the Nutcracker! I’m so excited, Daddy! It’s going to be just like the Fairytale!

If you would like to attend the Petition Drive Kick-off and dress rehearsal, drop me a line of coke at [email protected] – and be sure to mention how many rocks you need!

Have any BFFs who want to come? Hehe, and I didn’t even know they were breathing heavy! LOL!!! Feel free to bring them along…slowly.

If you’d like to volunteer and haven’t signed up yet, you can can your can at our brand new crack head sign-up page! Kewl!!!

Thank you for all that you do-do, or ca-ca, or whatever! I’m excited to meet you at one of our upcoming events, but I might not remember you after the fun times at the cemetery! Let’s get our petition drive underway!

Thanks, Polar Baby!

Kristin Avery (Daddy’s little sweetheart!)
Volunteer Coordinator, Chicanery for Rahm

P.S. Aren’t these elections just the bomb!

I don’t want to have to keep rewriting your letters, Kristin. Next time, get it right! I appreciate your enthusiasm but it is rather misplaced. Next time, try working on the campaign of a candidate that doesn’t ship dead fish to people. You, know, someone who doesn’t wear tutus, play prison guard for the Israeli Defense Force, or kiss up to Kenyans. You might enjoy your life more.

Both I and my Inbox need the break, Kristin. Get a life. But if you can’t get a life… get a clue.

Dems Are Confused as to Why They Are Losing The Mid-Term Election Battle

Every one of the progressive leadership is running around making excuses for the “avalanche”, as George Soros put it, of inevitable Conservative wins.  Bill Clinton was out campaigning for Harry Reid and had this to say about it:

“You and I know the only reason this is a tough race is because people are having a tough time,” Clinton said. “When people are mad, it’s time to think.”[1]

So people are mad and now have started to think .. and because of that the former President surmises that Reid is losing.  Well, that much I agree with, but weren’t we thinking before?  Or did he mean that by electing Obama we weren’t thinking.  I still can’t read this guy, but I’m sure we’ll receive a definition of “thinking” shortly.

Obama is starting to do some self-examination as a possible cause.  Now, so close to the mid-terms, he’s admitting all sorts of mental errors in a Times Magazine interview where he said that he was

..too much like “the same old tax-and-spend Democrat,” realized too late that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects” and perhaps should have “let the Republicans insist on the tax cuts” in the stimulus.

Suddenly he’s remorseful for having taken us from recession to near-depression?  For goading Congress into spending more than any President in history – and producing no positive results?  For deciding to raise taxes in terrible economic times?  Now he’s second-guessing his craptastic leadership?  Well, for the last one of his concerns, he’ll see those tax cuts back on his desk, let’s see just how sorry he is.

Maybe I have it wrong and the Dems really are starting to figure out that we’re pretty bright folks and we might have been right all along.  If that’s the case, then I really don’t get this explanation of why Democrats aren’t running on all the stuff that Obama seems now to be apologetic about.

Democrats aren’t running on the administration’s accomplishments like health-care and financial-regulatory overhaul and the stimulus because “it’s just too hard to explain,” Biden said.

Ah, we’re not smart enough to understand it.  Biden’s echoing of Pelosi’s sentiment that only the elites in D.C. know what’s good for us is ludicrous and insulting.  Insulting the electorate is not the way to go “Big F’Ing deal”-boy.

If Democrats are really soul-searching as to why they are going to lose big in the mid-terms, they have only to look at the men and women in the mirror.  They pushed the worst possible set of changes to the American health care system, they have held the spending controls in Congress since 2007, they have been pushing the largest tax increase in history, they pushed the idiotic, non-productive stimulus bill, etc.  Using the “party of no” argument against the GOP is not working.  If the party of no had prevented progressives from achieving anything, why do they have this huge list of failing “accomplishments” for which they are now making excuses.

This one is all on the far-left fringe.  They pulled their party to the left, the car fully in drive, with no regard to the cliff ahead.  Lean forward.. we’ll give you a “nudge”.

Democrats Driving the car right off a cliff


[1] Clinton urges voters to embrace Reid – http://www.lvrj.com/news/clinton-urges-voters-to-embrace-reid-104839399.html

The Gospel according to Barry

  1. Obama HaloIn the beginning Barry created Organizing for America and the art of the scam.
  2. And the scam was without suckers, and void in New York, East St. Louis, and Miami; and Maxine Waters was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Barry moved upon the uptight face of the Maxine Waters.
  3. And Barry said, Let there be blight: and there was Chicago.
  4. And Barry saw the blight, that it was good: and Barry divided the blight from the African colonial socialist.
  5. And Barry called the blight Mommy, and the African colonial socialist he called Daddy. And the evening and the morning were the first day in Kenya.
  6. And Barry said, Let there be a scandal in the midst of the Maxine Waters, and let it divide the suckers from their cash.
  7. And Barry voted present, and divided the Maxine Waters which were under congressional investigation from the Congressional Black Caucus which was rightly above suspicion and it was so.
  8. And Barry called the scandal inconsequential. And the charges and the pending congressional indictment were the second day.
  9. And Barry said, Let the Maxine Waters under investigation be gathered together unto one Ethics Committee hearing, and let the Charlie Rangel appear: and it was so.
  10. And Barry called the Charlie “Rangel”; and the gathering together of the Maxine Waters called he about time: and Barry saw that it was all about acting stupidly.
  11. And Barry said, Let the earth bring forth ACORNs, the Unions yielding SEIU, and the fruit tree yielding David Plouffe after his kind, whose demon seed is in itself, upon the Democratic National Committee: and it was so.
  12. And the Plouffe brought forth funny smelling grass, and wild weed yielding seeds after his kind, and San Francisco yielding fruits, whose seed was in Larry Sinclair, after his kind: and Barry saw that it was pastel.
  13. And the Plouffe and the ACORNs were the third day.
    Obama Messiah
  14. And Barry said, Let there be Pelosi in the face of the Botox to divide the cheek bone from the nose; and let them be for signs, and even Barry saw that it was a stretch:
  15. And let Pelosi be for leadership in the halls of Congress to give guidance to my agenda, that it might get rammed down the people’s throats: and it was so.
  16. And Barry made two great blights; the greater Reid blight to rule the Senate, and the lesser Pelosi blight to rule the House of Representatives: he made the Kagan also.
  17. And Barry propped them up in Congress and the courts to shove his blight upon the sucker citizens,
  18. And to rule over the Senate and over the House of Representatives, and to divide the blight from the golf course: and Barry saw that it was 18 holes and required another vacation.
  19. And the Hairy Reed and the Nancy Botox were the fourth day.
  20. And Barry said, Let the Maxine Waters bring forth abundantly the Alan Grayson that hath no sense, and an exceedingly small brain that we may think outside the Boxer in the land of fruits and nuts.
  21. And Barry created great whales like unto Jerold Nadler and Barney Frank, and every lying moonbat creature that demanded a handout, which the Maxine Waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every whining socialist after his kind which got paid off from Obama’s stash: and Barry saw that it cost trillions of dollars – not that it mattereth one whit.
  22. And Barry blessed Barney, saying, Be fruitful, and bankrupt Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and fill the Maxine Waters in her husband’s bank director’s job, and let thy foulness multiply in the earth.
  23. And the Axelrod and the Van Jones were the fifth day.
  24. And Barry said, Let the earth bring forth Rahm Emanuel after his kind, ballerinas, and dead fish heads, and Steny Hoyer, the Beast of the East after his kind: and it was so.
  25. And Barry made the Beast of the East after his kind, and ballerinas after their kind, and every thing that creepeth through the halls of Congress after their kind: and Barry saw that it was pervasive.
  26. And Barry said, Let us make Baghdad Bob in our image, after our likeness: and let him have dominion over the Lame Stream Media, and over MSNBC in the air, and over the Olbermann, and over all Rachel Maddows, and over every Chris Matthews with a tingle up his leg.
  27. So Barry created community organizers in his own image, in the image of Barry created he him; Tony Rezko and Valerie Jarrett created he them.
  28. And Barry blessed them, and Barry said unto them, Be fruits, and multiply, and lord over the slums, and subdue them: and have dominion over the useful idiots, and over Baghdad Bob, the foulness of the air, and over every living or dead thing that registerith to vote in Chicago and beyond..
  29. And Barry said, Behold, I have given you every Czar that you needeth, which is upon the face of all federal agencies, and every regulatory body, in the which are the executive orders yielding redistributive change; to you it shall be for tofu and Kool-aid.
  30. And to every Unicorn of the earth, and to every skittle in its bag, and to environmentalist whackos that hug the trees upon the earth, wherein there is Hopeenchange, I have given every illegal green herb for good times: and it was so.
  31. And Barry saw everything that he had destroyed, and, behold, he had been very thorough. And the George Soros and the ACLU were the sixth day.

ClimateGate Exposed by Internationally Famous Physicist

Al Gore

Al Gore

Al Gore’s Global Warming scam just took a right hook in the chin – again. This time the blow comes from internationally renowned Dr. Harold Lewis, 87, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Lewis just submitted his resignation from the American Physical Society to Dr. Curtis G. Callan Jr. of Princeton University, who serves currently as the President of the American Physical Society.

Dr. Lewis skewers the Global Warming movement for what it is – a giant scam. Dr. Lewis’ comments, sent to Callan on October 8, 2010, so utterly destroy the Al Gores of the world that his words have become newsworthy throughout the world. Here is his resignation letter; in it’s entirely, with one particular paragraph highlighted in bold for your edification:

Dr. Curtis G. Callan Jr.

Dr. Curtis G. Callan Jr. - President, American Physical Society

Dear Curt:

When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago). Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinence—it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists.

We were therefore able to produce what I believe was and is an honest appraisal of the situation at that time. We were further enabled by the presence of an oversight committee consisting of Pief Panofsky, Vicki Weisskopf, and Hans Bethe, all towering physicists beyond reproach. I was proud of what we did in a charged atmosphere. In the end the oversight committee, in its report to the APS President, noted the complete independence in which we did the job, and predicted that the report would be attacked from both sides. What greater tribute could there be?

How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it. For example:

  1. About a year ago a few of us sent an e-mail on the subject to a fraction of the membership. APS ignored the issues, but the then President immediately launched a hostile investigation of where we got the e-mail addresses. In its better days, APS used to encourage discussion of important issues, and indeed the Constitution cites that as its principal purpose. No more. Everything that has been done in the last year has been designed to silence debate
  2. The appallingly tendentious APS statement on Climate Change was apparently written in a hurry by a few people over lunch, and is certainly not representative of the talents of APS members as I have long known them. So a few of us petitioned the Council to reconsider it. One of the outstanding marks of (in)distinction in the Statement was the poison word incontrovertible, which describes few items in physics, certainly not this one. In response APS appointed a secret committee that never met, never troubled to speak to any skeptics, yet endorsed the Statement in its entirety. (They did admit that the tone was a bit strong, but amazingly kept the poison word incontrovertible to describe the evidence, a position supported by no one.) In the end, the Council kept the original statement, word for word, but approved a far longer “explanatory” screed, admitting that there were uncertainties, but brushing them aside to give blanket approval to the original. The original Statement, which still stands as the APS position, also contains what I consider pompous and asinine advice to all world governments, as if the APS were master of the universe. It is not, and I am embarrassed that our leaders seem to think it is. This is not fun and games, these are serious matters involving vast fractions of our national substance, and the reputation of the Society as a scientific society is at stake.
  3. In the interim the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. Effect on the APS position: none. None at all. This is not science; other forces are at work.
  4. So a few of us tried to bring science into the act (that is, after all, the alleged and historic purpose of APS), and collected the necessary 200+ signatures to bring to the Council a proposal for a Topical Group on Climate Science, thinking that open discussion of the scientific issues, in the best tradition of physics, would be beneficial to all, and also a contribution to the nation. I might note that it was not easy to collect the signatures, since you denied us the use of the APS membership list. We conformed in every way with the requirements of the APS Constitution, and described in great detail what we had in mind—simply to bring the subject into the open.<
  5. To our amazement, Constitution be damned, you declined to accept our petition, but instead used your own control of the mailing list to run a poll on the members’ interest in a TG on Climate and the Environment. You did ask the members if they would sign a petition to form a TG on your yet-to-be-defined subject, but provided no petition, and got lots of affirmative responses. (If you had asked about sex you would have gotten more expressions of interest.) There was of course no such petition or proposal, and you have now dropped the Environment part, so the whole matter is moot. (Any lawyer will tell you that you cannot collect signatures on a vague petition, and then fill in whatever you like.) The entire purpose of this exercise was to avoid your constitutional responsibility to take our petition to the Council.
  6. As of now you have formed still another secret and stacked committee to organize your own TG, simply ignoring our lawful petition.

APS management has gamed the problem from the beginning, to suppress serious conversation about the merits of the climate change claims. Do you wonder that I have lost confidence in the organization?

I do feel the need to add one note, and this is conjecture, since it is always risky to discuss other people’s motives. This scheming at APS HQ is so bizarre that there cannot be a simple explanation for it. Some have held that the physicists of today are not as smart as they used to be, but I don’t think that is an issue. I think it is the money, exactly what Eisenhower warned about a half-century ago. There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands) that go with being a member of the club. Your own Physics Department (of which you are chairman) would lose millions a year if the global warming bubble burst. When Penn State absolved Mike Mann of wrongdoing, and the University of East Anglia did the same for Phil Jones, they cannot have been unaware of the financial penalty for doing otherwise. As the old saying goes, you don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. Since I am no philosopher, I’m not going to explore at just which point enlightened self-interest crosses the line into corruption, but a careful reading of the ClimateGate releases makes it clear that this is not an academic question.

I want no part of it, so please accept my resignation. APS no longer represents me, but I hope we are still friends.

Hal

Anthony Watts, a career meteorologist and President of IntelliWeather, is also now publicly critical of Al Gore and the Global Warming scan. Watts and Lewis represent some of the first scientists and meteorologists now coming out publicly against the Global Warming scam. Watts, describing himself on his web site, says “As you can see most of my work is in weather technology such as weather stations, weather data processing systems, and weather graphics creation and display.  While I’m not a degreed climate scientist, I’ll point out that neither is Al Gore, and his specialty is presentation also.”

Watts then goes on to say, in a recent post, that “While Copenhagen and its excesses rage, a quiet revolution is starting. Indeed, not so quiet now. It looks like it is getting ugly inside with the public airing of the resignation of a very prominent member” who just happens to be Dr. Lewis.

Dr. Lewis has also previously gone postal against the perpetrators of Climate Gate.

I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist…In the interim the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. Effect on the APS position: none. None at all. This is not science; other forces are at work. – Dr. Hal Lewis

The resignation of Dr. Lewis is just the latest salvo in the ClimateGate war. A group of prominent scientists has asked the American Physical Society to rescind its political statement in support of climate Change. The following letter was signed by Bob Austin, Professor of Physics, Princeton; Hal Lewis, emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara; Will Happer, Professor Physics, Princeton; Larry Could, Professor of Physics, Hartford; and Roger Cohen, former Manager, Strategic Planning, ExxonMobil.

Dear fellow member of the American Physical Society:

This is a matter of great importance to the integrity of the Society. It is being sent to a random fraction of the membership, so we hope you will pass it on.

By now everyone has heard of what has come to be known as ClimateGate, which was and is an international scientific fraud, the worst any of us have seen in our cumulative 223 years of APS membership. For those who have missed the news we recommend the excellent summary article by Richard Lindzen in the November 30 edition of the Wall Street journal, entitled “The Climate Science isn’t Settled,” for a balanced account of the situation. It was written by a scientist of unquestioned authority and integrity. A copy can be found among the items at http://tinyurl.com/lg266u, and a visit to http://www.ClimateDepot.com can fill in the details of the scandal, while adding spice.

What has this to do with APS? In 2007 the APS Council adopted a Statement on global warming site mentioned above) that was based largely on the scientific work that is now revealed to have been corrupted. (The principals in this escapade have not denied what they did, but have sought to dismiss it by saying that it is normal practice among scientists. You know and we know that that is simply untrue. Physicists are not expected to cheat.)

We have asked the APS management to put the 2007 Statement on ice until the extent to which it is tainted can be determined, but that has not been done. We have also asked that the membership be consulted on this point, but that too has not been done.

None of us would use corrupted science in our own work, nor would we sign off on a thesis by a student who did so. This is not only a matter of science, it is a matter of integrity, and the integrity of the APS is now at stake. That is why we are taking the unusual step of communicating directly with at least a fraction of the membership.

If you believe that the APS should withdraw a Policy Statement that is based on admittedly corrupted science, and should then undertake to clarify the real state of the art in the best tradition of a learned society, please send a note to the incoming President of the APS [email protected], with the single word YES in the subject line. That will make it easier for him to count.

Bob Austin, Professor of Physics, Princeton
Hal Lewis, emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Will Happer, Professor Physics, Princeton
Larry Gould, Professor of Physics, Hartford
Roger Cohen, former Manager, Strategic Planning, ExxonMobil.

The barrage continues. Dr. Richard Lindzen, a Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Member, Annapolis Center for Science and Economic Advisory Council; Contributing Expert, Cato Institute; and Contributing Expert to the George C. Marshall Institute and a member of the National Academy of Sciences has repeatedly spoken out against the purveyors of ClimateGate. Here are several of Dr. Lindzen’s prominent quotes on ClimateGate:

1 December, 2004

“It doesn’t even matter whether recent global mean temperatures are ‘record breakers’ or even whether current temperatures are ‘unprecedented.’ These are simply red herrings designed to obfuscate the fact that the change over the past century has been small. The fact that such claims are misleading or even false simply provides a temptation to discuss them and implicitly to attach importance to them. Remember, we are talking about tenths of a degree and all of you know intuitively that that isn’t very much.”
Source: “Alarm- Where Does It Come From?“, George C. Marshall Institute Website

12 April, 2006

“Alarm rather than genuine scientific curiosity, it appears, is essential to maintaining funding. And only the most senior scientists today can stand up against this alarmist gale, and defy the iron triangle of climate scientists, advocates and policymakers.”
Source: Lindzen op-ed, Wall Street Journal, 4/12/06]

21 April, 2007

Q: “On a recent Grade 7 test my daughter was asked something to the effect of, “How are you going to educate your parents about global warming?”
Lindzen: “I know. It’s straight out of Hitlerjugend.”
Source: “Relax, The Planet is Fine“, National Post (Canada), April 21, 2007

Pandora’s box has now been opened, as far as Al Gore is concerned. The science is indeed settled. ClimateGate is a scam. Instead of more studies on global warming, it is incumbent on governments far and wide, local and national, to open criminal investigations into the activities of those individuals responsible for perpetrating this globally-based scam.

Cap-and-Trade should also die a quick death. However, fully expect Barack Obama to continue to push for this ill-advised legislation. His concern is not scientific in nature. It is about politics and political control. Obama’s agenda includes Cap-and-Trade and the implementation of it through his Chicago Carbon Exchange.  However, since the U.S. Senate is expected to become more conservative after the 2010 midterm elections, Obama’s window of opportunity is rapidly dwindling. It may well be that the only chance Cap-and-Trade has is if it is pushed through the Senate during the lame-duck session. But even that is not guaranteed – especially after the news of Dr. Lewis’ resignation sinks in. Don’t underestimate the influence of Dr. Lewis’ resignation letter. It puts every member of the Senate, Republican or Democrat, on notice that they will be voting in favor of a criminal scam if they vote Yes. It literally puts those who vote “Yes” on record as an accessory to a crime. Dr. Lewis has done something for which the peoples of the world now owe him a favor. Thanks to Dr. Lewis, the scamsters have seen a shot across the bow. The next step is to sink that ship once and for all.

Harold “Hal” Lewis Biography

Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, former Chairman; Former member Defense Science Board, chmn of Technology panel; Chairman DSB study on Nuclear Winter; Former member Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Former member, President’s Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee; Chairman APS study on Nuclear Reactor Safety Chairman Risk Assessment Review Group; Co-founder and former Chairman of JASON; Former member USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Served in US Navy in WW II; books: Technological Risk (about, surprise, technological risk) and Why Flip a Coin (about decision making)

References

Global warming is “the Greatest Fraud in 60 Years”

Hefty Physicist: Global warming is “Pseudoscientific Fraud”

A Physicist points out the politics behind the climate scare

Hal Lewis blows lid off Global Warming Scam

New Poll Shows Democrat Grijalva Faces Tough Re-Elect

On Monday, the Summit Consulting Group released a poll showing that Democrat Raul Grijalva could lose his seat in Congress to Republican candidate Ruth McClung.

Republican Challenger Ruth McClung Within Striking Distance

PHOENIX, AZ – A recent survey conducted by Phoenix-based Summit Consulting Group, Inc. shows four-term Democrat Congressman Raul Grijalva in a surprisingly tough re-election campaign against Republican Challenger Ruth McClung.

An automated survey conducted between October 4th and 5th among 1,807 likely general election voters shows McClung clearly within striking distance of beating Grijalva in Congressional District 7 which encompasses a large swath of southwestern Arizona.

When asked the question,

“In the upcoming general election for Congress, do you plan on supporting Democrat Raul Grijalva, Republican Ruth McClung, or are you undecided?”

 

The results were:

Raul Grijalva                  37%

Ruth McClung               39%

Undecided                    24%

Based on the results, McClung has locked down the Republican base, losing only 5% to Grijalva.  She earns 18% among Democrat voters and a whopping 42% among Independents.

The sample included voters who have participated in the last two general elections and was in line with the current voter registration numbers.   Democrats comprised 43%, Republican voters 24% and Independent, Party Not Determined and Other Party were 33% of the sample used.

The margin of error is +/-3%.

Obama: President or Campaigner-in-Chief?

The president’s job description, found in Article II of the Constitution, is a simple one. He is the Commander in Chief of the armed forces. He may nominate judges and ambassadors, and make treaties, with the Senate’s approval. He may “give to Congress information of the state of the union,” and “take care that the laws be faithfully executed”—and that’s about it.

Compare this short list of duties to President Obama’s actual activities this month: flying from state to state on Air Force One, attempting to persuade a disillusioned base that Democrats’ policies have helped the country despite all evidence to the contrary, blaming his predecessor for everything from the recession to the weather, and urging voters to get behind Democratic candidates on November 2. For the remainder of October, he will spend few, if any, full days in Washington.

In short, he is desperately trying to hang on to his majority, and has forsaken his legitimate, constitutional duties for the thrill of the campaign trail. Perhaps Obama is only reliving the glory days of his 2008 campaign—which is understandable, considering the level of public animosity towards him a mere two years later—but Americans are not paying him $400,000 per year (plus benefits) to campaign for his buddies.

Obama’s presidency will resume on November 3. Until then, he is the Campaigner-in-Chief of the Democratic Party.

Not that he’s the first, as students of political science will be quick to point out. Clinton campaigned extensively for Democrats in the months leading up to the election of 1994, which, from their perspective, turned out to be a disaster, and other presidents have talked up fellow party members in anticipation of mid-term thrashings, but does the fact that a thing has been done before make it right? Whether it is legal or not, should a sitting president place the welfare of his party before that of the American people?

No. Obama is the President of the United States, not the President of the Democratic Party, and he is paid by the taxpayers to look out for their best interests, not those of career politicians struggling to hold onto their seats. If he is to spend the month of October on the campaign trail, perhaps he should forfeit one-twelfth of his salary, and hand the reins of power to Vice President Biden. Better yet, he should stop campaigning and start doing his job.

Besides, there is no evidence that his backyard talks or staged town hall meetings (which are sponsored by the Democratic National Committee and filled with friendly supporters) will have a positive effect on the mid-term election. Some analysts suspect he’s doing more harm than good, as was probably the case last year when Republicans won a round of special elections, despite Obama’s vocal support for their opponents. This fall, the president’s tour of the country has been marked by silent crowds and frustrated supporters who don’t know what to make of their savior’s failure to keep his campaign promises—and not all are naïve enough to buy into his “Republicans are blocking progress” defense.

If Republicans are as successful next month as they hope to be, and reclaim the House and—less likely—the Senate, Obama will have two years to waste as a “lame duck” president, a figurehead ignored by both Congress and the American people. He’ll have plenty of time in which to enjoy his new hobby, traveling the country and complaining about patriots, which seems to fit his personal version of the president’s job description.

If the Shoe, er, Book Fits…

Some obscure Arab journalist, Muntathar al-Zaidi, chucks a shoe at President George Bush and the Main Stream Media erupt in gleeful joy. They proudly proclaim that since the shoe fits, Bush will have to wear the shame of the leather, after all, Bush is the Great Satan, the anti-Christ, the purveyor of all that’s base and carnal. Bush had it coming to him – be sure to catch the prime-time special detailing Bush’s failures as a human being. Oh yeah, and why is he still breathing?

Cheesy Grin as book is tossed at him.

Obama grins while book is tossed his way.

And then what went around came around. Someone, perhaps a naked man streaking through a political rally in Philadelphia or an over exuberant fan, throws a book at Obama.  And the chickens came home to roost. Somehow it seems fitting that the book was thrown at Obama on Columbus Day. After all, Obama wants to fundamentally transform America. All Columbus did was to discover the Americas. Obama wants to CHANGE America. Columbus HOPED to find America. Columbus discovered the Americas in 1492. And Americans have tossed one (1) book at Obama – 1491 to go.

Newsflash! It seems the book tosser was just another leftist kook! Sorry, libs, but you just can’t blame this one on the Tea Party. Seems this “over exuberant fan” of Obama just wanted THE ONE to read his little book that he wrote. What could the title possibly be? How to Toss Someone under the Bus for Dummies?”

The media covered the tossing of the book, but they weren’t particularly happy about having to do it. No prime-time specials are scheduled to examine Obama’s failures that made the book tossing necessary. Geraldo hasn’t called for the burning of all books. Barney Frank hasn’t threatened to defund the publishing industry. And there is nary a word about the failure of the Secret Service to keep oddball books from launching themselves towards President Ego.

But the blogosphere can’t be fooled. People instinctually know that the book going postal is a clear sign of a failing presidency. Once again, the bloggers and their politically in-tune readers recognize a good thing when they see it – the comments completely skewer Captain Kickass:

  • I’m not in favor of any kind of threat to anyone, including the President. That said; I understand it was a copy of the US Constitution. LOL
  • So you think they threw the book at him? Wait for the impeachment it will be the whole Library of Congress.
  • “How to Screw the American People in Two Short Years or THEIR MONEY BACK” – Authors: Pelosi, Reid, DNC with interviews from Rangel and Waters!
  • Economics book? Accounting? How to make the country poorer in only 21 short months? Golf Courses around the world? How to get rid of the gray hair naturally? So many possibilities.
  • Didn’t anyone have any hard-cover books they wanted him to read or sign?
  • Hopefully, the book was Economics 101

The aforementioned reader comments on this story are indicative of the fact that Obama has lost the populace. The voters have turned against Obama and his regime. And for good reason. Almost two years into his term in office and Obama still can’t come to grips with the fact that things are happening under his watch. Obama is still obsessed with Bush, claiming that the buck stops with him. But the voters aren’t buying it any more. Obama can’t hide the fact that he is spending The United States of America into oblivion. He can’t sweep ObamaCare under the ugly rug he ordered for the Oval Office. He can’t look Congress in the eye with a straight face – as opposed to Nancy Pelosi, who most certainly can. Obama has amply demonstrated to the citizenry that he is a domestic enemy of the very country over which he presides.

This time it was just a book tossed Obama’s way. On November 2nd, it will be tens of millions of voters who will toss their ballots 180 degrees away from Obama and his cronies. The voters wish to toss Obama out of office but this time around they will have to settle for neutering Obama at the ballot box. But the next two years will pass quicker than Obama thinks it will. Next time around it won’t be a book. It will be Obama getting tossed from office. Then we can close the book on the whole sordid Obama affair.

Arizona District 7 Upset – Grijalva May Lose to McClung

AZ-7 has been thought safe from the left side of the isle for quite some time.  Some of Obama’s “Change” may have come to town as the race is now considered to be a dead heat.  Conservatives, get ready – Ruth McClung needs your support, effort, money and most-of-all, your vote.

I ran across this post at theotherMcCain.com where Stacy McCain references Politico.com

Raul Grijalva getting beat by Ruth McClungAdd Rep. Raul Grijalva to the growing list of Democratic worries this election season.
Party operatives say there’s increasing concern that theArizona Democrat’s reelection bid could turn into a “sleeper” race for Republicans after Grijalva — responding to enactment of a tough new immigration law — called for an economic boycott of his own state amid a housing crisis and record unemployment.
Four Democratic sources from different parts of the country said that there is new attention to a race that was long considered in the bag.
And a recent poll, obtained by POLITICO, found thatGrijalva and Republican challenger Ruth McClung, a real-life rocket scientist, were in a dead heat, even though Washington prognosticators have declared the deep-blue seat safely Democratic.
As they work to buttress their majority against a coming Republican storm, Democrats can ill afford to spend time or resources defending incumbents in seats where they should have a clear advantage. But the Grijalva seat potentially being in play is a sign of the increasingly expanding Republican playing fieldfor the midterm elections. . . .

Just as Stacy points out, you absolutely must read the whole article.

Grijalvo has managed to actually turn against his own constituents, ignore the will of the people that voted for him and somehow stay in power?  Arizona .. this is your wake-up call.  If Stacy’s post wasn’t enough, I found this gem on AceofSpadesHQ.

While Ace focuses at first on looks, which I agree, Raul loses hands-down, the article continues to make some strong points.  He talks about a politco.com article where the Democrats are showing just how much of a bind McClung has put Grijalva into.

Add Rep. Raul Grijalva to the growing list of Democratic worries this election season.Party operatives say there’s increasing concern that the Arizona Democrat’s reelection bid could turn into a “sleeper” race for Republicans after Grijalva — responding to enactment of a tough new immigration law — called for an economic boycott of his own state amid a housing crisis and record unemployment.

Four Democratic sources from different parts of the country said that there is new attention to a race that was long considered in the bag.

So if you are someone that supports

  • Creating jobs
  • Protecting small businesses
  • Balancing the federal budget
  • Lowering taxes
  • Limiting government
  • Protecting Social Security
  • Improving education
  • Protecting our national security
  • Securing our borders
  • Defending our freedoms
  • Supporting our military and veterans
  • Protecting life and family
  • Repealing Obamacare then reforming healthcare

Then you should head over to Ruth McClung for Congress and find a way to support, donate, or at a minimum vote for the best candidate in the Arizona district 7 house race.