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3 Good Reasons To Vote On Tuesday

There is no doubt in my mind that there are people out there that will sit home on Tuesday instead of going out and voting, these are the same people I blame for giving Obama a second term. You know who you are, the ones that refuse to vote for a candidate because they do not agree 100% with what you believe.

With the Senate in our grasp and many tight races every vote counts, if you are not going to vote for someone, than go out and vote against someone. Reagan once said, if he can get 60% of what he wanted in negotiating with Democrats, he considers himself a winner, if it is good enough for Reagan, it should be good enough for you.

I have provided 3 good reasons for going out and voting on Tuesday, I hope they motivate you to get off your ass and head to the voting booth.

 

IF  THESE  3  DON’T  MOTIVATE  YOU,  NOTHING  WILL.

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You Can’t Teach An Old Liberal New Tricks

I just don’t get it, after all the failed policies of the Obama administration, after all the bashing corporations for making a profit, Liberals still think that big government is the answer. At a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton attempted to attack “trickle-down economics.” Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.” She went on to state that businesses and corporations are not the job creators of America. “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” the former Secretary of State said.

Time and time again it has been proven that raising the minimum wage will hurt job creation. When you hit the bottom line of a business owner, one of two things has to happen, they have to raise prices or make cuts. Raising prices has to be the last resort in order to stay competitive, which leaves only one area, labor, which is the most expensive cost to any business.

Obviously Hilary agrees with Obama when he famously said to American business owners, “You didn’t build that.” To say that corporations and businesses do not create jobs is at best an asinine statement, if not them, who?  While watching her give that speech, it was boggling to the mind that people in the audience actually cheered and clapped when she made those ridiculous statements. Why doesn’t Hilary go tell Amazon or Microsoft that they are not really creating jobs.

The government reported that there were 248,000 jobs created in September, hey Hilary, who created those jobs, the government? Corporations and businesses create the jobs; people like Obama and Hilary destroy jobs. When government sticks its nose into the private sector trouble follows, over regulation and mandating policy hurts the economy not helps it.

Recently fast food workers were protesting for a higher minimum wage, they do not grasp the fact that they are slowly putting themselves out of work. Automation is slowly creeping its way into the fast food industry and the higher wages go, cheaper automation will be implemented, what’s better, having a job or not having a job?

I cannot believe that there are so many people in this country that still fall for that big government crap. It is the government’s job to create an atmosphere that promotes job creation; this administration has done the complete opposite. The majority of Obama’s job creation has been for part time or low wage jobs, while wages tumble and prices rise, I cannot understand how people still believe that government works for our interest, government works for government’s interest and Obama and the Democratic Party are the perfect examples of that.

And she wants to be our next President? God I hope not.

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If You Had to Explain Today’s America to Founders

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Picture this: You’re going to be meeting with George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. They wants to know what has happened to America. What will you say?

This meeting will determine for our Founding Forefathers if what they sacrificed (at so great a cost) and gave their lives in the service of was worth it. They want to know if the posterity they entrusted their beloved country to had taken up the task with honor, the task of preserving our freedoms as a nation, our morals, principles and the Christian values this country was founded upon over 238 years ago.

Think about it for a moment.

You would have to explain to them how this nation is not the same country they gave us.

You would have to explain how 3,700 babies are murdered in the womb everyday by their own mothers with the approval all of those who stand by and do nothing.

You would have to explain how men “marry” men and women “marry” women with government’s consent and how children in public schools are violated every day by sexual predators.

You would have to explain to them how blasphemy, fornication (sex outside of marriage – 1 Corinthians 6:9) and lewdness are commonplace in our society as a whole. Despite all this, the pulpits in America (for the most part) remain silent, and the church has become a reproach to the nation (See Jeremiah 23, Matthew 23).

You would have to tell them that drinking, gambling, lying, stealing and doing whatever you want, as long as it feels good to you, have become the status quo, instead of a love for God, country, your fellow man and doing unto others as you would have them do unto you (Luke 6:31).

You would have to convey to them that the American people (for the most part) have stood down, tolerated and enabled a tyrannical president and his administration, which are willingly and knowingly destroying America.

You would have to bring them up to speed on why the American people have allowed a criminal administration to remain without consequence for violating numerous laws. These issues include such crimes as Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal and much, much more.

You would even have to explain to them how the government now has their hooks into nearly every portion of our lives, even to the point where if you want to fish in your own lake outside your backdoor, build a fire outside your front door, or even own a gun (which is your right, protected by the Second Amendment), you now have to ask for and receive the government’s permission by getting a permit.

What do you think, after telling them all this, would be the look on their faces? Would it be sadness? Disbelief? Or shame? Would George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin experience deep sorrow in their hearts that they sacrificed so much for nothing?

Was this the posterity they fought so much for? A cowardly bunch of immoral men and women who stood down to tyranny, fell to immorality and let the government control every angle of their lives?

What would they be thinking after they heard all this? I can only imagine.

What disgrace the American people have brought upon the sacrifice of her forefathers because of her immorality and unwillingness to fight the same battles they did. After bringing our Founding Fathers this news, the only thing a reasonable person could do would be to bow his head in shame.

Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have fought, bled and died to preserve this great nation since its founding.

What would our Founding Fathers do in your position if they switched places with you today? If they had the opportunity to right the wrongs and fight against immorality and all forms of tyranny – how would they act? What would they do?

Would they have let things get so bad? Would they have tolerated these long trains of abuses?

History answers that question quickly enough – absolutely not!

John Adams, the second president of the United States, said, “Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.”

If only the American people knew their history!

What Kind Of Idiot Wants Gender Neutral Restrooms

It seems like every time I turn around, there is another nail being put into the coffin of society. I cannot believe that there are morons out there that actually believe we should have men and women, boys and girls using the same restrooms. Another thing I cannot believe that the town where this is taking place is in Texas and it is being proposed by the mayor of that town, who just so happens to be a lesbian, God help us. Just like that famous line from the movie Network, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore.”

Every normal person should pick-up and move out of that city and leave the morons and idiots to live in their delusional world. How can anyone in their right mind think that it is OK for a man of 45, to be in the same restroom as a little girl of 7, society seems to be sinking a lot quicker than I thought. Even the fact that this could be a possibility is beyond any reasoning of a normal person.

In this Texas city of Houston, Mayor Annise Parker, the lesbian, is also waging war on the First Amendment by ordering all pastors and priests to hand in to the city, all sermons, speeches, or presentations that deal with homosexuality or gender identity issues. If the city of Houston does not stand-up and kick this mayor out of office, our country is in big trouble.

Let me say something to all those homosexuals out there who read this, I am tired of you trying to shove your lifestyle down my throat, I don’t agree with it, I think it is wrong and it is a perverted and unnatural lifestyle, if you want to live like that keep it to yourself and leave the rest of us alone, I won’t except it.

Now ministers face a 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine for each day they decline to celebrate a same-sex wedding. Just last weekend, a case has arisen in Idaho, where city officials have told ordained ministers they have to celebrate same-sex weddings or face fines and jail time. Homosexuality and same sex marriage are against Christian beliefs, why can’t they deal with it, the First Amendment means nothing to these people, freedom of religion means just that.

We now live in a society that dismisses God, but celebrates homosexuality, drug use, unwed motherhood and abortion. Our society is crumbling around us and no one seems to be doing anything to stop it. Electing idiots like the mayor of Houston is not helping society at all and I do not understand how anyone with half a brain would vote for someone like that.

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His Chickens are Coming Home to Roost !

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If you ever want to see real thug-style politics, look no further than the current administration. From day one Mr. Obama has told us that lobbyists would not be welcomed in Washington D.C. and that cronyism would not be tolerated. But as I’ve said before, this White House has no real grasp of the English language with confusing language like; “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” or “I will not sign healthcare legislation that will add one dime to our deficit” or “I refuse… to let Detroit go bankrupt”?

Remember the election 2012. It was a very tight election. Things were not too solid for “El Presidente.” The IRS issue, Benghazi, and the economy not close to the 2% index needed to keep us at the misery level we were at. Unemployment numbers were not good but not that bad after being miraculously adjusted for the 38th month in a row. Remember coming into that election we had a 9/11 anniversary attack where 4 Americans were killed. (With the official account stating that locals were mad about a movie made in America against Mohammed and that sparked an event that only happened to be on 9/11.) Also remember, coming into that election the IRS incident happened because of 2 rogue agents in Ohio. Blah blah blah!

After “early voting,” “late registration,” and “night of voting” registration states reported the election outcome with many precincts having over 100% turnout. Yes, it’s true! Several states reporting the extraordinarily high voter turnout also reported that nearly 100% of those votes were for Mr. Obama! (Almost as miraculous as the real Immaculate Conception!)

As it goes, those on the Left did not cry foul, saying only that the people had spoken. Those on the Right said it’s blatant voter fraud. And the reality is, over the past 2 years they have been proving it was voter fraud precinct by precinct (to be covered in a future piece).

So with all the “work” it took to get elected, I am sure the president needed to payback a few of his workers.

Let’s start off with his latest appointment, the “Ebola Czar” Ron Klain. Mr. Klain has 30 years in the medical arena, having managed many hospitals and emergency disaster readiness programs across the country. (INSERT LOUD BUZZER SOUND HERE) Wrong! It’s what you might expect (and hope) to see on a person’s resume who is responsible for implementing the processes and procedures by which Ebola can be tracked in this country and around the globe. Track how and how easily it’s moving. Implement the procedures to contain it or even prevent it from spreading. How about working with the CDC and State Department to make sure we slow it down or maybe even stop it from entering this country again? You would think so. But, hey, as usual, El Presidente knows better.

Mr. Klain is a political hack. He worked as Chief of Staff for Joe Biden at one time and also worked for AL Gore. (Maybe Ebola is the result of climate change?) He, as is the case with most czars and appointees from this administration, has no real experience in the area he is to be assigned to. Not to worry! Mr. Klain will be reporting to none other than Susan Rice.

In appointing Mr. Klain, Obama will effectively bypass another official, Dr. Nicole Lurie, who has served as Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the Department of Health and Human Services since July 2009. She obviously didn’t contribute enough!

Let’s jump to his failed pick for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Debo Adegbile. This was the first time the Democrat-controlled senate refused to push through one of his choices, even they pushed back and said no way. And saying Adegbile is unqualified was an understatement.

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My New Hero: Dan Snyder

We’ll never change the name,” he told USA Today “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.” Three cheers for Dan Snyder for standing up for himself. In this world of political correctness, where so many buckle under when attacked by the Liberal-Progressives, he is like a breath of fresh air among the many sheep that cannot stand up for what they truly believe.

As Dan Snyder watched his Redskins play the Cardinals last Sunday alongside Ben Shelly, president of the Navajo Nation, the left came out swinging, saying Mr. Shelly was a trader to the Indian nation and not Indian enough. Saying that the Navajo Nation president “entered office under a dark cloud” and “was accused of going behind the back of tribal leaders.” Where was the left when Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was running for office and claimed to be 1/32,000 Indian, or something to that effect. The left went crazy for her, but a president of an Indian nation is not Indian enough,

Also, Chippewa Cree tribesman Wade Colliflower says,”It’s somebody else who knows nothing about us trying to speak for us. It’s kind of an insult.” Colliflower calls the team name a “positive term” that honors Native Americans. While Patowomeck tribe Chief Robert Green told the Richmond Times Dispatch last year, “About 98 percent of my tribe is Redskins fans, and it doesn’t offend them, either.” Kevin Brown, Pamunkey chief, told the paper: “I like the uniforms. I like the symbol.” With 90% of American Indians in favor of the name Redskins, you have to wonder why the Liberal-Progressives are making a stink about it at all.

In a country where most Americans seemed to have turned into a bunch of wusses, Snyder is a breath of fresh air and I hope he stands firm. There are too many people in this country that run and hide any time the left confronts them, needless to say, that is why the country is in the shape that it is in today. We now have the FCC weighing in, threatening to fine anyone who uses the name Redskins, is freedom in this country being stripped away little by little?

Mental incompetent Harry Reid said on the floor of the Senate, “Daniel Snyder may be the last person in the world to realize this, but it’s just a matter of time until he is forced to do the right thing and change the name.” You noticed he said forced, why is the government forcing a private business owner to change its name, why is the government getting involved at all. While Reid sits on bill after bill that the house has passed and refuses to bring them to a vote, this is what he finds time to do, boy, I can’t wait until November when his ass will be gone. Isis, Ebola, Economy, Reid has more important things to do, like forcing business owners to change something that it is their Constitutional right to do, like name their business what they want to name it.

Yes Mr. Snyder, you are my new hero, I wish there were more Americans like you. But I still have a little fear, a fear that you might cave to the morons on the left who have nothing better to do then cause trouble where there is none, I hope you stay strong.

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Obama: Squashing The American Spirit

There is no doubt that Obama cannot come anywhere close to being compared to Ronald Reagan, the closest president he can be compared with would be Jimmy Carter and if Carter is a better president than you, you are in pretty bad shape. I have always said that there could never be a worse president than Jimmy Carter, but I was obviously wrong.

In 1984 Ronald Reagan won a second term as president, Reagan was able to carry 525 electoral votes against Mondale’s meager 13, making it the largest victory margin in a US presidential race ever. It was his TV ad that really hit home for all Americans, his Morning in America ad touched Americans and celebrated the American Spirit, it said in part:

“It’s morning again in America. Today more men and women will go to work than ever before in our country’s history. With interest rates at about half the record highs of 1980, nearly 2,000 families today will buy new homes, more than at any time in the past four years. This afternoon 6,500 young men and women will be married, and with inflation at less than half of what it was just four years ago, they can look forward with confidence to the future. It’s morning again in America, and under the leadership of President Reagan, our country is prouder and stronger and better. Why would we ever want to return to where we were less than four short years ago?”

This successful motivational ad instilled optimism among Americans who, at the time, had just suffered through a tough recession. “It’s morning again in America” was exactly what America needed, and voters overwhelmingly gave Reagan a second term as President and woke up to a fresh start. Ronald Reagan was a strong decisive leader, who took the bull by the horns and led this country to prosperity, he was a true leader, something we are lacking in America today.

Unfortunately, America is stuck with Obama, who should not even be allowed to run a hot dog stand, let alone the greatest country the world has ever seen. As Obama draws “Red Lines” that he ignores, he stumbles his way through scandal after scandal, saying he knew nothing about them, but only heard about them while watching the news on TV, his lies about Benghazi and Obama-Care and who knows what else that will surface in the next two and a half years.

Obama celebrates the unemployment rate, which has dropped to 5.9%, but it went down only because more people have given up looking for work. Incomes have dropped, gas prices (When Obama took office, gas was $1.84 a gal.) and groceries have gone up, over 60% of Americans think that we are still in a recession, home ownership is down and Obama says America is getting back to normal, if this is normal, America is in big trouble.

Obama promised so much, but gave us so little, except for a lot of lip service. If you watched Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Leon Panetta, who pretty much blamed Obama for the stalemate in Washington, saying that if Obama did not change, nothing would get done in the next two and a half years. Panetta also wrote in his book of Obama’s “frustrating reticence to engage his opponents and rally support for his cause” and his tendency to rely “on the logic of a law professor rather than the passion of a leader.”

We desperately need a leader in this country, a leader like Ronald Reagan, a leader that will give us a new morning in America, because we are waking-up from the nightmare of an Obama.

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Are You a Purple Penguin?

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This story goes in my “Administrators gone wild” file. It seems a Nebraska school district is instructing its teachers not to use the terms “boys and girls,” “ladies and gentlemen,” “you guys,” well, you get the idea. Why? Because they don’t include gender non-confirming terminology and therefore causes confusion for those few children who don’t identify with any specific gender. Simply put, it’s just not inclusive of all.

To make sure that we include everyone and no one feels slighted they have decided the proper inclusive terminology for young kids is to call them “purple penguins.” Because that isn’t confusing at all?

Now we have to change everything because a few kids in the class are being told by their parents that they don’t have to “choose” a gender (like you choose a pair of shoes?) until they’re comfortable doing so. Instead of teaching a child what gender they were born into, they make sure the child lives in a sort of “Gender Twilight Zone” until they can decide what direction to go in. Don’t believe me? Look up the movement to stop hospitals and doctors from “pronouncing gender” on a baby when “it” is born. Yes, the crazy train is close at hand.

This is probably that same group of “$%#*%^” people that said “we can’t keep score at Little League games because it makes the losers feel bad. We shouldn’t give letter grades because it makes the kids feel bad. Don’t mark a paper in red pen, it makes the kids feel bad. Really? Stop all the nonsense and just say, “Let’s not challenge our children because if everything goes the way of the Progressive Left they won’t have to excel at anything, the government will take care of them.” The only definite in these people’s lives is that sane rational thought needs to go.

Administrators feel that by calling them purple penguins it allows the children to be free thinkers. They go on to say, that we should stop asking the kids to line up as boys and girls, and instead, ask them to line up by who likes, skateboards or bikes, dogs or cats, summer or winter. Before guiding the kids, consider the question, “will this create a gender spectrum?”

People, the inmates are running the asylum. Though I have great respect for the “shrinks” of the world, they are not all on the same page on this issue. For them, it’s not an exact science. Some doctors tell you kids need definites in their lives, solid boundaries. They need to know who and what they are. Some say noooooo they need to be able to explore their inner self and look at the world in different ways. Ok, sure, now which one is right?

So they chose penguins as an inclusive, gender non-specific option. Penguins are a gender-specific, traditional family-oriented species. According to LiveScience.com, most penguins are monogamous, at a minimum, for the duration of the mating season, and in many cases, for most of their lives (married forever). Researchers have found that penguins re-paired with the same partner 82 percent of the time and certain species of penguins re-paired 90 percent of the time. Better than the human divorce rates.

Each gender has their designated roles, according to LiveScience.com. The male (gender specific) usually starts the mating ritual and will pick out a nice nesting site before he approaches a female. (Wow! All those choices without including her?) After mating, the female emperor penguin will lay a single egg. The female (gender specific) of this species will place the egg on the male’s feet to keep warm in his fat folds while she goes out and hunts for several weeks.

So with all this exclusive, gender-specific, family-valued system, how did the loons on the Left choose purple penguins to be the “inclusive, non-gender-specific” alternative to “boys and girls?” Coin toss? Everyone loves penguins?
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Good Riddance to a Race-Baiting Divider

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Attorney General Eric Holder, the first Black man to be appointed as United States Attorney General, has resigned. Americans who suffered the slings and arrows of rising above the racial divide since – and before – the enactment of Civil Rights legislation are jubilant in his departure. Never before has an Attorney General belittled the American citizenry as Mr. Holder has in his comments on racism. Never before has an Attorney General abused the power of his office as Mr. Holder has in the pursuit of racial retribution. And never before has an Attorney General overseen such an aggressive division of our citizenry based on race as has Mr, Holder. To put it directly, Mr. Holder, don’t let the door smack you in your racist behind as you leave.

I was raised in the 1960s and 1970s. My parents taught me, in no uncertain terms, to consider individuals through a lens that evaluated their character, not their skin color. When I didn’t, my attitude was “adjusted” and I am thankful for their unyielding insistence on that issue.

I remember all too clearly the evening when my Father returned home from his office the day he found one of his best friends – a Black man – dead on the office floor. He was devastated. Eddie Cain was more than an employee to my Father. Each day as he arrived at his fledgling business – a new and struggling metal manufacturing company – he was greeted by Mr. Cain. Each morning they took the time to have a cup of coffee, or two, and discuss family, life, and current events. It was irrelevant that my Father was the boss and Mr. Cain was the custodian. Both men looked upon each other with respect, as family men both struggling to achieve so as to take care of their respective families. They were men of equal honor talking like the friends that they were.

Many times, my Father would confer with his friend on business realities that weighed heavily on my Father’s mind. Many times the common sense advice that Mr. Cain offered my Father – as a friend – was advice that helped to ease my Father’s mind. I like to think that it was out of the catalyst of their friendship that my Father was moved to institute a profit sharing plan that included all of his employees. Mind you, this was in a day and age when such things were considered revolutionary. The harder everyone worked – from the custodian to the CEO – the more everyone would financially benefit; capitalism at its purest; everyone has “skin in the game.”

On the day that my Father arrived home from the office after having found Mr. Cain dead on the floor from a heart attack – the water for their morning pot of coffee together spilled across the floor – I could see, even at my young age, the heartbreak a man feels for the loss of a great friend. He was devastated and at a loss. He made arrangements for Mr. Cain’s family to be provided for and lumbered through the grieving process; a process which not only took a long time to complete (if it ever did), but one that taught my Sister and I an important lesson. Skin color doesn’t matter. Character matters.

I carry that experience with me today as I travel the road that is my life. I have had the pleasure to have performed with some of the most talented and revered jazz musicians the art form has to offer, most of them Black. I have worked, played, entertained, debated and counseled with Blacks, Latinos, Europeans, Asians, Indians and American Indians, many of whom have been very dear to me, not because of a superficial tally of acquired racial diversity, but because of the elevated level of character I demand of myself in choosing who I call friend. In each instance the idea of skin color was non-existent. We appreciated each other for our talents, our character, our knowledge, our counsel and our developing friendships. Over the years I have been graced to have been able to call many of these old friends “family,” if only in the extended definition.

So, pardon me if I believe that Eric Holder and his race-baiting, activist agenda have harmed the United States; have done an incredible disservice to the multiple generations who have already risen above the stain of racism. I find it pathetic and unintelligent that Mr. Holder is so stained by the inequities of eras past; so stained in the blood of racism that no longer exists in mainstream America (but for the corners of our society where it will never be expunged), that he wears racism like a birthmark; never to be removed, always an identifier to who he is. Sadly, or perhaps ironically, it is the very racism of Mr. Holder and his ilk that feeds the racism that exists in the extreme corners of our country. One would think an educated person like Mr. Holder would understand this. Or, perhaps he does understand this and rising above racism was never his true agenda…perhaps.

So, as the Progressives amongst us celebrate the end of the tenure of our first Black Attorney General, I weep for our nation and the American culture. Mr. Holder and his racist, biased, activist pals have set race relations back almost 50 years, and for what, retribution? Payback? So another generation can “feel the pain”?

To all of those who have existed on this planet blind to racism and acutely dedicated to evaluating a person by their character over their skin color, I say stay the course; teach your children; be the example that would serve to influence all generations to come. Condemn thuggish behavior from all who exhibit it – regardless of the color of their skin, and hold dear to you people of good character, loyalty and friendship, like my Father held dear to Eddie Cain.

As for Eric Holder and his gaggle of race-baiting dividers, it is they who are the real cowards. Goodbye and good riddance. May our culture heal from your poisons.

Being A Racist Is Confusing

I don’t know about you, but all this talk about race confuses the hell out of me. First I know I am a racist, because Liberals tell me that I am, and as we all know if a Liberal says something, it must be true. It seems to be simple things that make me a racist, for example, I did not vote for Obama, I think his policies are hurting America and I think Affirmative Action is a thumb in the eye on our society. How this makes me a racist I don’t know, but Liberals think it does, but it confuses the hell out of me.

Even more confusing, there is a group called the NAACP, which stands for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, yet if I call a black person a colored person, I am automatically deemed a racist. The group has colored people in its name, yet you are a racist for using the term, it confuses the hell out of me. There is also a foundation called The United Negro College Fund, but once again if I say negro the tag of racist is once again clipped on to me, go figure.

To make things even more confusing, even if you compliment someone’s race, you know, say something nice about them, once again branded a racist. I have always heard that Chinese people were good at math, but I am called a racist if I say it. Also, black people are good at sports, is that a bad thing, saying that they are good at something? Well according to Liberals, that automatically makes you a racist, talk about being confused.

Let’s look at another confusing statement. A man from France is called a Frenchman, that’s OK, a man from England is called an Englishman, that’s OK, a man from Ireland is called an Irishman, that’s OK, but God forbid I call a man from China a Chinaman, that is not OK, that is being racist. Do Liberals have any rational for that, or is it just another way for them to have something to bitch about and cause a little trouble?

Even the term African American is in question. A while back I was talking with a client, who was black, the term came up in conversation, when he said to me “Hey mon, I am not African, I am Jamaican.” He told me not all black people come from Africa, and he hates when people refer to him as African American, it’s not his heritage. OK, it seems no matter what you say today in this politically correct world, you get in some kind of trouble.

How can I not mention the Washington Redskins, that has been the name of that football team since 1933, but now, if you use the term, once again you are a racist, which is strange because only 10% of the Indian population find it offensive. There is one common thread that runs through all of these subjects, it is always the white Limousine Liberals that not only start the trouble, but always shout the loudest.

So, let’s face it, in today’s PC world, no matter what you say, there will always be some nutty Liberal saying you shouldn’t say it. You can do one of two things, you can do what the Liberal says and shut your mouth, or you can ignore them and keep saying what you want to say, I choose to ignore them.

To top it off, we have an Attorney General, Eric Holder who once said that America is a nation of cowards because they won’t talk about race, but when someone brings it up, he calls them racist, like I said, confusing as hell.

“Hey Alan Colmes I Read Your Book” A Republicans Rebuttal. Available here.

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Like Them or Not, They Do Know How to Message

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Depending on the programs you watch on television – or the media avenue of your choice, it is hard not to have seen the commercials produced by the National Rifle Association (NRA). They are well crafted and thought provoking. In fact, if they didn’t include the final branding of the NRA in their closes, even the liberal Democrats amongst us would be hard pressed to find anything to object about in their messages. Without a doubt, the NRA knows how to communicate to the average American. So, why hasn’t the Republican National Committee (RNC) learned from the NRA’s effort?

One of the most paralyzing deficiencies of the Republican brand is the fact – the fact – that they couldn’t brand their way out a wet paper bag. Never mind their other short-comings – the combating of the Progressives’ individual targeting of voters with another old, crusty get-out-the-vote effort, or insisting on attacking a core constituency of the GOP in the TEA Party, or failing to reach out effectively to the Libertarians – messaging has, and most likely always will be, the GOP’s Achilles heel. When compared to the Progressive messaging apparatus, or the Democrat spin machine, the RNC comes in a distant fourth, behind the Progressives and Democrats, and trailing the public awareness campaign for the retirement home for blind squirrels. I won’t even get into how they fair against the Islamic State.

But the NRA has struck a chord. They have crafted thirteen segments, each addressing an issue that has become problematic in a nation that is supposed to sanctify opportunity, individualism, justice and liberty. In each, they state facts and make an argument, something inside-the-beltway 30-something “strategists” obviously ignored during “spin class” when they navigated their ways through “establishment Republican school.”

The issues include:

Anger: The rage that is infecting our society
Courage: The unethical, the cowardly and the apathetic
The Golden Rule: The self-serving element of our society
Honest Broker: The culture of deception and spin
Media Dishonesty: The failure of the free press
Mom & Dad: The abandonment of parental responsibility
Money: The tyranny of the oligarchic elite
Neighbor: The demise of the neighborhood
Privacy: The encroachment of government on privacy
Safety: The failure of government to protect its citizenry
Selective Law Enforcement: The Balkanization of our society through legislation
Service: The government’s betrayal of the US military and veterans
Speech: The attack on free speech and thought
Work Ethic: The culture malaise of celebrity worship and sloth

After spending just thirteen short minutes viewing these commercials – these indictments, it is hard not to see that our society has devolved into much less than what was bequeathed to us from just the generation before. We are rife with apathy, egotism, entitlement and falsely elevated self-esteem. We are far from the people our Founders and Framers were (and no that’s not a good thing) and closer to the dependent Socialists that the Progressive Movement quests for us to be. We exist on the precipice of the completion of the fundamental transformation that then-Senator Barack Obama spoke of five days before the 2008 General Election.

And who stands between our demise and our road to recovery? What group stands as champion to the freedoms and liberties left to us by our forefathers; paid for with blood and treasure of free men? The modern day Republican Party, a group of beltway insiders who have no talent – and no desire to obtain or exploit those who possess that talent – for communicating to the citizenry.

For almost two generations now, Progressives and Liberal Democrats have understood the power and the necessity for controlling the narrative. The “spin doctor” the “pundit” and the “strategist,” are all byproducts of a quest to control the narrative; to message effectively with the people. Progressives have known from the days of Woodrow Wilson that messaging that targets peoples’ emotions or the individual’s financial wherewithal – whether it’s to promise “a chicken in every pot” or to fear-monger about war and big business – is not only motivating, it is effective in moving the populace to vote a certain way, especially the non-engaged and no- and low-information demographic. The Republicans, but for a very few bright spots in history, have been dismal at learning this lesson and exist as followers when it comes to innovations in communicating.

Is it too much to wish for that the media gurus of the RNC would exhibit some humility in contacting the marketing firm that produced the NRA’s media campaign so as to gather knowledge on how to affect emotion in their messaging ahead of the 2014 and 2016 elections?

The results of the 2012 General election prove that the RNC media team needs some continuing education in Messaging 101. They should have been out in front of this election cycle with an NRA-styled messaging campaign three months ago. But then, we are talking about a small group of people who turned a potent TEA Party revolution, born of the tenets of the original Republican Charter, into an internal confrontation between a small group of elitist inside-the-beltway oligarchs and the rest of the entire Conservative demographic.

To borrow from the NRA campaign:

“Hey, RNC leadership, we are the 55 million members of the Republican Party. If you’re one of the good guys too, then join us.”

Democrats use fear-mongering in last ditch effort to hold majority

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Democrats have gotten a large portion of their legislative and regulatory agenda enacted, but Americans seem greatly displeased with the results. Now, Democrat leadership is using FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) as a tool in the November 2014 elections to hold on to their slim and ineffectual majority in the U.S. Senate.

Former House Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” and made the case that only Democrats could save the human race… or something.

Rep. Pelosi told Maher that “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate” because  “civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”

No fear-mongering there…

Pelosi managed to lead the Democrats into a crushing defeat in the House after pushing legislation that almost no one actually wanted and even fewer appreciate now that Obamacare has been enacted.

Having the wicked witch of the West tell a 100% liberal audience that Republicans would end society is yelling into an echo-chamber – only Maher’s uninformed, non-critical-thinking left-wing extremist viewership would even accept her statements as anything but political rhetoric.

The current Democrat-led Senate has accomplished very little under Sen. Harry Reid’s leadership. Mainly due to Reid’s inability to aptly push flawed progressive legislation while Obama’s left-wing extremist initiatives drive more families into economic ruin and U.S. companies to send their assets overseas.

The majority of the bills passed by the Senate have been symbolic at best and ridiculous at worst. The few that have been considerable were bills that met with little debate and were obviously necessary. The rest… resolutions to name this building after that guy or have a holiday named after that other guy. Reid’s legacy will be that he was able to enact less useful legislation than any previous Senate leader in history.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been unable to push difficult bills through the Senate even though his party holds the majority. Perhaps all the time Reid is spending getting activist liberal judges on the appellate courts would be better spent getting the work of the people done.

The Senate was always envisioned to be a more deliberative body. More discussion, more debate – more… American. Harry Reid is unable to lead a body of this type. Instead, he leads by iron hand or not at all. Perhaps the latter is best for our nation.

Failing to bring a useful amount of legislation to the floor, unable to create a co-operative government and incapable of heading a productive Senate, Harry Reid is the problem that President Obama often points to. The reason Washington is unable to “do anything” is because Sen. Reid likes it that way.

Perhaps America needs new Senate leadership to end the grid-lock about which the President so often complains.

 

Boots On The Ground

Whenever I listen to the news about what is going on in the Middle East, all I seem to hear is, no boots on the ground, there will be no boots on the ground, we cannot put boots on the ground. You can call them whatever you want, but there are already over one-thousand so-called “military personnel” over in Iraq, that is, that we know of. To be honest with you, I don’t see what is wrong with sending in troops, if they are needed.

About a week or so ago, I was watching an interview with a couple of combat soldiers, when asked about going back, one of the men said, we go where we are sent and do what needs to be done, that’s our job. Our soldiers sign-up to defend this country, they know what they are signing up for. It seems to me, by telling the enemy what we are not going to do, just embolden them more. We are a people who are not looking for war, but there are people out there that are looking to start a war with us. I grew up in a neighborhood where you learned to hit first and hit hard and before you knew it, people wouldn’t mess with you, but they always picked on those that would not fight back, there is a lesson there.

It seems to me, that Obama has turned this country into the kid on the block who would not fight back, so naturally the bullies are pushing on us even harder. How many red lines does Obama have to draw before he realizes that our enemies do not care about his red lines, because they know he won’t do anything. It seems to me, we have a president who cares more about his image, than doing what needs to be done to protect America.

This past week, we had to listen to Obama say that he has no strategy to combat the evil that is facing not only our country, but the world, even though he was warned about ISIS over a year ago. It is time for Obama to realize that his beliefs of making nice, nice with the world and that will keep us safe, is nothing but a fairy tale. There is no negotiating or finding common ground with animals, these people live to destroy us and the only thing they understand is violence and death.

Yes, I am for boots on the ground, air strikes alone will not get the job done; our troops need to drive through the Middle East, like Sherman drove through the South during the Civil War. These people will always exist, but they can be contained, but we have to use brute force to get it done. Now, with another American beheaded, will Obama sit on his hands and lead from behind, or will he get mad as hell and take action.

We are in a war, Obama cannot turn a blind eye on what’s going on in the world forever, he needs to take action. Like calling the Fort Hood shooting work place violence, he refuses to admit we are in a war on terror, he much rather fight an imaginary war like Global Warming, that he throws all his energy behind.

While Obama cuts the military and sends pink slips to soldiers around the world, the terrorists grow in number and strength, I wish there was a way to send Obama a pink slip, because he is obviously not equipped for the job.

“Hey Alan Colmes I Read Your Book” A Republicans Rebuttal. Available here.

BootsThis is one man’s opinion.

Bob McDonnell Gives Ingratitude a Bad Name

No, that's not Maureen & her daughter. It's the official 1st Lady portrait.

No, that’s not Maureen & her daughter. It’s the official 1st Lady portrait.

The Bob & Maureen McDonnell corruption trial is not proving to be the unmitigated disaster for the McDonnell family that I first assumed. As the trial continues Maureen is looking more and more like her official portrait, currently on display at the Richmond Salvation Army Store.

She can’t do anything about the age difference — the youngster in Maureen’s “First Lady” portrait appears to be graduating from college next fall — but the size differential is rapidly closing. There’s nothing like the Federal Corruption Trial Diet to help remove those unwanted pounds that appear barnacle–like over the years.

A few more weeks in the courthouse and Maureen will be down to her fighting weight, which may come in handy if she’s sentenced to hard time.

The McDonnell saga, which in many ways represents the typical I–won–the–lottery–and–blew–it–all story has been invaluable for those who write. If you’re interested in brushing up on the whole story here are the relevant columns:

Politicians and their lack of will power when it comes to gifts are here.

The McDonnell family’s descent into a life of dependency in the governor’s mansion is here.

And why Bob McDonnell should have resigned as governor is here.

The prosecution has now rested its case and regardless of whether or not McDonnell is guilty, the picture painted of the family is only flattering if you compare them to the Kardashians.

Trial testimony left out the thousands of dollars it cost when the McDonnell kids raided the mansion’s pantry to take food to college. (That was only tax dollars and everyone knows those are free.) Instead the trial focused on what Jonnie R. Williams showered on the governor. There is the $20,000 shopping tab Maureen ran up on her New York City shopping trip that was chaperoned by Williams. His unintentionally funny description of the outing into Women’s Territory warmed the heart of every husband who’s sat bored on a mall bench outside a clothing store as the women shopped and the credit card smoked: “It went on for hours.”

Then there is the brand new set of golf clubs, golf bag with the UVA logo and golf shoes given to Bobby McDonnell who thought the give was “excessive” but not so excessive that he sent it back. In fact he and his father and brother played multiple rounds of golf and charged hundreds of dollars in green fees, caddy fees, food and golf accessory purchases to Williams during 2011 and 2012.

There’s even a rumor they tried to flag down Marine One and invite Obama to join the threesome.

The haul from the Jonnie Williams ATM was so extensive the WaPost designed an excellent graphic that shows whom got what that you can find here. Weddings were profit centers, the family was showered with plane tickets, a trip to Cape Cod, the Final Four (ironic that, because McDonnell’s governor term was the final four years of his political career), Florida, another golf bag, flights on private planes, a watercolor and a turkey dinner (wait, sorry, that was Ken Cuccinelli’s thanksgiving gratuity from Williams). And since the McDonnells were good conservatives they would NEVER stoop to taking an Obamaphone, but they did pocket two Williams’ iPhones.

The mental image one has after reading the list is of the Beverly Hillbillies living it up in their new California mansion, but that’s completely unfair to the Clampetts, because they were using their own money.

Now that the prosecution’s story of Rent–A–Politician has concluded, the defense strategy is two–fold. First Maureen is a maniac who had hot pants for Williams and hid everything from her husband. She was the mastermind behind the plot to trade official support for Williams’ patent medicine product, Anatabloc, in return for Williams making the McDonnells his foster children.

My favorite story involving Maureen is from the WaPost and it concerns her efforts to sell Mitt Romney on the diet supplement during a trip to South Carolina. Now I’ve seen Mitt’s legs and they are about the size of a pipe cleaner, so Maureen’s instincts were good. Mitt could use some bulking up.

Staffers sensing a disaster put a stop to that plan, but they couldn’t intercept Mrs. McDonnell before she cornered Ann Romney on the campaign bus, where Maureen’s pre–trial bulk made it impossible for Mrs. Romney to escape.

Exhibiting her usual tact and concern for the feelings of others, Maureen blurted to Ann that Williams’ Anatablock was so great it could “potentially cure MS.” Ann Romney —who no doubt had a few choice words for the advance staff after the event — has multiple sclerosis, so the sales pitch was vulgar, insensitive and fit Maureen as snugly as one of Williams’ free designer dresses.

Or as McDonnell political advisor Phil Cox said on the stand, “I was horrified. I thought it was a train wreck.”

Bob’s defense is different. He’s not crazy, but he may be the biggest ingrate in Commonwealth history. Big Watch Bob’s story is reciprocation is not a word in his vocabulary. He accepted $120,000.00 in no–doc loans to shore up his failing real estate investments, wore the Rolex, presided over the acceptance of the other thousands of dollars in booty and did absolutely NOTHING in return for Williams.

He just sent all William’s calls to voice mail where they died a lingering death. It would have made more sense for Williams to forget the McDonnells and hire a lobbyist, but come to think of it 120K probably wouldn’t be enough to hire a Hamas spokesman.

As far as strategies go this is a variation of the Viet Nam defense: We destroyed the reputation in order to save it.

And just to make sure there was no doubt as to McDonnell’s ingratitude the WaPost writes, “In the afternoon, defense attorneys presented a parade of former McDonnell cabinet secretaries to testify to all the things McDonnell could have done to assist Williams and his company. In turn, each witness agreed that McDonnell never took those actions.”

In other words don’t loan Bob your lawnmower with the expectation that you can borrow his rake later.

I can see the fun couple’s social life drying up the longer the trial continues. Who wants to host a couple that will never return the favor and might ask you to take them to the mall before they leave?

Ingratitude as a get–out–of–jail strategy can’t be helping fund raising for McDonnell’s legal defense. (Lawyers are something else for which McDonnell doesn’t deign to pay.) If a signature loan for 120K doesn’t warm the cockles of Bob’s heart when he’s facing foreclosure, what is your measly 5K for lawyers going to achieve?

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