Monday, December 27, 2004
Enough of the mini-rant. Anyways, the point of this post is that it's cool to see that politicians are regular guys, too.
My friend and I were hitting the local stores on Christmas Eve - along with the other guys in town - and I ran into State Rep Dick Stevenson (R-PA) and Grove City Borough Council President George Pokrant. Nice to see those guys running around getting the last bit of shopping in before the Big Day...just like regular guys. Cool.
Thursday, December 23, 2004
Let's cut to the chase. How do you think things would be going in Iraq right now if there was unity in the United States? What do you think the situation would be in Iraq today if the American left had adopted the attitude that "Well, we're in this. So let's get the job done."? Would American soldiers that have died be alive today if the left in this country had not done so much to discredit Bush and virtually everything he's done in Iraq? How many insurgents would have stayed with their goats in Syria and Iran if they had believed that the United States was of one voice when it came to establishing a democratically elected government in Iraq?
Here's what I'm saying ... in more concise terms. The obsessive compulsive Bush haters in America have been giving aid and comfort to the Islamic terrorists and insurgents who want to make Iraq a theocratic Islamic state run by a group cloned from the Taliban. The encouragement these Islamic goons derive from the bleatings of the left in this country might be your most prominent cause for the level of insurgency that exists in Iraq today.
I don't think there's anything I can add.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
WASHINGTON -- A scenario for an unspecified day in 2005: One of President Bush's judicial nominations is brought to the Senate floor. Majority Leader Bill Frist makes a point of order that only a simple majority is needed for confirmation. The point is upheld by the presiding officer, Vice President Dick Cheney. Democratic Leader Harry Reid challenges the ruling. Frist moves to table Reid's motion, ending debate. The motion is tabled, and the Senate proceeds to confirm the judicial nominee -- all in about 10 minutes.
Frist drew a line in the sand Nov. 11 in addressing the conservative Federalist Society: "One way or another, the filibuster of judicial nominees must end." The way he indicated was a rules change -- the nuclear option.
That generated speculation that, when the new Senate convenes on Jan. 4, the Republican leadership will propose a rules change. Reid, the Senate's reigning master of parliamentary tactics, has promised to "screw things up" by bringing the chamber's activities to a standstill. Frist would only tell me he wants "a full set of options, ready and available." However, Senate sources believe Frist will bide his time on opening day and wait to make a point of order to change the rules.
Could we be nearing the end of the "filibuster" tactic that the Dems invented? It would be nice to see the GOP with some courage in 2005. We need conservative judges in America...badly.
The Pittsburgh and Philly transit authorities are short of cash again. They are among the highest paid bus drivers in the nation, but carry far less passengers than others. When times get tight, they always raise rates on their loyal customers and cut routes (unlike private companies that lower rates and improve service to attract consumers).
It's time to whine about the lack of money...again. So, Governor Ed Rendell bails out transit with $18.8 million wrestled from the rest of Pennsylvania. If that wasn't insulting enough, Rendell has requested the legislature return from winter recess a week early to spend a special session fixing transit. And you know what happens when politicians "fix" something....
Rendell is calling for a $110 million repair of transit. The money will come from increased taxes on vehicle users. That's pretty much everyone over 16. Among Rendell's targets: fees for requests for driving records and taxes on new tires. Get ready for new gas taxes, too.
We already pay taxes on tires. Taxes when we buy them and taxes when we dispose of them. How many more taxes do we need?
Here's a tip: buy online. I have purchase nearly all of my tires online lately from Discount Tire Direct over in Ohio...highly recommended (as opposed to the bums at Tire Rack). Avoid all of the taxes! Give your old tires away. There are always people looking for used tires since new ones are so expensive!
And while you are at it, tell your state representative that you are opposed to new taxes and a bailout of transit. Privatize transit!
Here are 2004's top 10 stories, as voted by AP members:
1. U.S. ELECTION
3. FLORIDA HURRICANES
4. ABU GHRAIB SCANDAL
5. SEPT. 11 REPORT
6. GAY MARRIAGE
7. ARAFAT DIES
8. REAGAN DIES
9. RUSSIAN SCHOOL SEIZURE
10. MADRID BOMBINGS
Yes, it is frustrating that Abu Ghraib is so high on the list, especially since the story's longevity was artificially produced.
Yes, it is frustrating that the mass killing of Russian school children is so low on the list, especially since it was done by the same muslim terrorists who kill Americans. Doesn't quite sound like a seizure - more like a massacre.
The most frustrating part of the list is that the death of terrorist Yassir Arafat is higher on the list than the death of American president and world hero Ronald Reagan. One man dedicated his life to ending life by killing innocents. The other man fought for freedom and rescued millions from tyranny. Arafat pledged his life to the destruction of Jews. Reagan pledged his life to ending the death grip of communism.
Even gay marriage was more important to the AP than Reagan's death. Grrrr!
But, why am I surprised? The list was voted upon and compiled by the Associated Press. It would be interesting to see the list compiled by conservative news reporters.
Monday, December 20, 2004
By the time she makes it through a tough primary and general election campaign, she'll be damaged goods. Most of the scandals and tribulations in the first Clinton term were her doing...Travelgate, Filegate, Hillary Care, and of course, the Bimbo Eruption Squad. Don't forget about the Whitewater mess.
Many Dem pundits are drooling that women will turn out en masse to vote for Hillary. On one hand, we are told by Dems how women are independent thinkers and worthy of equal treatment. Now the Dems are telling us that women will vote in waves for Hillary just because she's a she? Millions of women made the right choice in 2004...are they going to turn on their principles simply for sisterhood? Not likely.
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
If I decide I want a pay raise, I have to take many steps to legally make that happen. I work harder and create more wealth. If gov't wants more money, they confiscate more from the public with the full force of law enforcement.
Many towns and counties are raising taxes to fund their plans instead of living within their budgets. If I can't live within my budget, I have to cut back or work harder. It's about time the gov't does the same thing.
Thursday, December 09, 2004
Rummy responded to the armor question by saying, "not every vehicle has the degree of armor that it would be desirable for it to have. As you know, you go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time. If you think about it, you can have all the armor in the world on a tank and a tank can be blown up. And you can have an up-armored Humvee and it can be blown up."
Bitter partisan Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) wrote a letter to the secretary, "Your response -- 'You go to war with the Army you have' -- is utterly unacceptable."
What would this country have done in WWII with this kind of thinking? Japan decimated our Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Would Sen. Dodd suggest then that we should rebuild the entire fleet before retaliating? When we lost thousands of men on the fields of France and Germany, would Sen. Dodd insist on stopping the war until replacements are found or created?
Would he suggest holding off the War on Terror until we rebuild the military to Regan-era levels...before Clinton and the Congressional Dems gutted it?
Would have it been so hard for Dodd to say, "if our troops are low on armor, I'll introduce legislation today to secure funding for our brave troops"?
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
CBS and 60 Minutes will feature the 5000+ military men and women who have gone AWOL to avoid going to Iraq. Instead of focusing on the quarter-million heros who have freed millions, rebuilt schools and hospitals, and given women rights that they would never have seen, CBS chooses to demoralize the nation and the fighting men and women of the armed forces.
In a small-town story, the mayor of Erie, Pa is in hot water because of an illegal land purchase. Seems he was part of a group that bought land for gambling, which causes a huge conflict of interest. Anyways, the Erie Times online article never mentioned his political affiliation (clue). In all of the linked stories about the land purchase, his affiliation is also kept secret. After a few minutes of searching and the use of Yahoo, it turns out the mayor is a Democrat. If the tables were turned, the headlines would have blared, "Republican Mayor Indicted for Felonies." Be honest with yourself...you know they would.
The report goes on to bash the US War on Terror by saying that there has been little improvement for the women of Afghanistan. Perhaps freedom is not a valued currency with AI. The Afghani women are no longer brutalized by the Taliban. They no longer have to wear those dreadful burkas. They are able to get an education, to become doctors and teachers, and they are able to vote.
But AI can't seem to find that as overwhelming good news.
The terrorists bear the brunt of the US War on Terror. Just ask them. Oh, wait...you can't...they're dead. Good riddance.
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
An excellent read from Fred Barnes helps you further understand just who George W. Bush really is.
Lots of insight in a short article...kind of like getting answers to traits that on which you have been struggling to put your thumb.
Friday, December 03, 2004
The first is that the Old Media would be eclipsed by the New Media. Sure enough, Fox News scored higher ratings than any news organization - a news first. Bloggers brought down the fraudulent Dan Rather. Internet campaigning was massive - on both sides of the isle.
Second, California is no longer the jewel in the electoral crown. The shine is gone. The tarnish is now a stain. For two elections in a row, the Golden State has been on the losing end of presidential politics. Karl Rove has shown that a candidate can win comfortably without courting the loonies on the left coast.
Third, the myth of the country being dividied 50-50 has been debunked. An editor for Newsweek stated that liberal media bias will give Kerry an extra 15% on election day. Can you imagine how much more Bush would have destroyed Kerry if the Old Media decided to become non-partisan? 75% of pre-election Bush stories were negative. Only 25% of Kerry stories were negative.
Forth, debates will no longer be simply scored, but divided between who won for style and who won for substance. This was first evident in the famous Nixon-Kennedy debate, but it has become a mainstay. All three debates had liberal commentators breathlessly reporting how good Kerry looked. When people were quizzed over substance, Bush trounced Kerry - every time.
Fifth, large turnout doesn't favor a particular party. How many times did the pundits say that large turnout was bad news for Bush? It turns out that turnout efforts for both sides were massive. And Bush's grassroots teams simply turned out more people to the polls.
Finally, media bias has caused more division that politicians ever could. Ever hear a friend or co-worker say, "all politicians are the same"? Well, that saying wasn't that prevolent this year. The media offered us Saint Kerry or George "Spawn of Satan" Bush. And a lot of people bought it. Despite the roaring economy (which the Old Media never mentioned) and the tremendous successes in the War on Terror (again, never mentioned by the OM), there were a lot of people who actually thought the world would break down into chaos if Bush were around one more day. Rediculous to think that one man has that much power.
Friday, November 26, 2004
Thankfully, my friend was able to speak passionately and clearly about his views. He was very willing to listen to my views. Our discussion was fantastic. I asked him when he was going into politics...he has the education, the articulation, and the passion. I found myself wondering what the Democratic Party would be like if there were more people like him in it. No shrill accusations (which he disagreed with, by the way). Just meaningful, respectful discussion. I hope he considers running.
We discussed nearly everything from gay marriage to the war on terror to solving the problem with Iran. In addition to learning he was woefully informed of some facts, it dawned on me that although he has a moral compass, he just couldn't bring himself to labeling right and wrong. It's one thing to know right and wrong...it is quite another thing to declare it.
In the end, it came down to two totally different views of the country: believing in it or distrusting it. He brought up intelligence failures...how the 2001 terrorist attacks proved we had an intelligence problem and we should have waited to act on Iraq until we got it all straightened out. I wasn't able to discover how long was long enough. Ulimately, our difference was this: at the end of the day, I trust our President, Congress, Courts, Military, and Public to keep each other in check and ultimately get it right. And my friend just wasn't so sure.
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
So, as we move from job to job, we try to find situations that are better. We look to build up our resumes and show a clear career path. We look for that brass ring and we strive to grasp it.
Well, most of us do.
There are those in America who do not have the drive and determination to strive for the best. They choose to languish in a job and focus their energies in making that job fit them for their entire working life.
Today, two stories in the news show these people. The first reports on efforts of pizza delivery drivers fighting to unionize. Isn't that a temporary, entry-level job? Why would you unionize unless it were a lifelong profession? If the pay stinks, aim higher!
The second news story reveals the plight of Pennsylvania Turnpike employees. It seems that making upwards of $21 per hour and having 100% of their benifits paid isn't enough to cover the effort required to collect tickets and make change. So, they went on strike. The driving force of America has to deal with congested toll booths so this union can complain about how unfair their working conditions are.
Do we need pizza delivery drivers? Absolutely. Do we need toll takers? Well, I'd prefer that the "temporary" tolls would finally disappear. In the meantime, we do need the workers. But these jobs are entry-level jobs. People should strive to do better.
Friday, November 19, 2004
Could it be that these poor souls have believed their own spin so deeply for so long that it absolutely consumes their lives? They want to hate Bush so badly that they feed off every Bush-bashing morsel thrown at them by the Old Media and take it to heart.
These people actually believe all of the bad things about Bush. They are so consumed with hatred that they are no longer capable of viewing events with objectivity. And that is the real trauma.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Fast forward to 2004...boatloads of sheltered Americans cast listen to the nightly news for their only information about the world. They think the war in Iraq is a failure. They think that the economy is in the toilet. They think Bush is a bad man who will sell out America for some oil money.
They cast their votes against Bush and wake up to find out that Bush won. The losers have finally found out what it is like to lose in a passionate struggle. They are dejected and despondent. They think that one man has caused all the troubles of the world and now that man is going to be around for four more years.
Please. My life revolves around the actions of one person...me. Not the guy in the White House. Not my congressman. Not my senator. Me. About 25 years ago, I learned about competition. My T-ball team lost...every game. How humiliating! But, I stayed with baseball and my team won the championship a few years later.
If you don't win, stick with it. Fight it out. Work hard and be happy! Life is too short to cry over a political election. Kerry and his supporters got a big "F" on election day. You can cry to the teacher about the grade or adapt your study practices to improve your grade.
Friday, November 12, 2004
Yesterday was Veteran's Day. We had troops (and still do) fiercely fighting and dying in Iraq. Instead of lifting these guys up, as well as the veterans who made America the greatest country, the media spent the day gushing over Arafat. So many of them seemed forlorn over his passing...even noting that he didn't finish his life's work of spreading peace through the Middle East.
What a crock. Arafat's goal in life was the eradication of Israel. He failed. He died a terrorist and a failure. What a legacy!
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Boortz said it best today:
We don't owe our freedoms to the ACLU or to the politicians who infest the halls of congress. We owe our freedoms to the men and woman who have been ready and willing to stand before a tyrant who threatens us and say "Not this time. Not while I'm here."
And to you guys and gals slugging it out in the desert or standing guard elsewhere in the world, you make us proud!
Thank you for keeping my wife and daughter safe.
I should be feeling very sorry for Santorum right now...but I'm not. The big problem with all of this is that he did it to himself. When Specter was in a tough primary battle against conservative Pat Toomey, Santorum decided to back Specter. He should have taken the high road and stayed neutral during the race. Toomey would have won and another senator would have gotten the chair. Santorum would have super-energized his base by helping another strong conservative win a senate seat in PA. Ultimately, the base would have been so energized, PA might have gone to Bush.
I'd hate to be in your shoes now, Mr. Senator. My advice is to stay true to your principles. If you do that, we'll stay true to you.
Monday, November 08, 2004
The Angry Left may finally be coming to understand how normal Americans felt after the Sept. 11 attacks. A poll on DemocraticUnderground.com asks "Which is more depressing, 9/11/01 or 11/3/04?" The results at this writing: 9/11, 29%; 11/3, 71%. In the comments thread, "Big Blue Marble" writes: "I have lived 61 years, lost my parents and my sister plus many many pets and this is the darkest day of my life."
Wow. What else can one say about that? Only that I'm glad that my life is controlled by me...not who wins an election.
Friday, November 05, 2004
When the Fox News Channel called the state of Ohio for Bush a little after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, NBC quickly followed.
But ABC, CBS and CNN held out for hours - in part because they had been pressured not to make the crucial call by Clinton operative-turned-Kerry adviser Howard Wolfson.
Florida had just been called for Bush, with Pennsylvania going for Kerry hours before. After Fox put Ohio's deciding vote in Bush's column, the Clintonistas who had taken over team Kerry knew it was time to deploy the shock troops.
At that point, according to the New York Times, Wolfson, who served in 2000 as Hillary Clinton's press secretary, "burst into the 'boiler room' in Washington where the brain trust was huddled and said, 'we have 30 seconds' to stop the other networks from following suit."
Kerry pollster Mark Mellman and campaign organizer Michael Whouley started burning up the phone lines to ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC.
Only the Peacock network refused. "Then Mr. Wolfson banged out a simple, two-line statement expressing confidence that Mr. Kerry would win Ohio once the remaining ballots were counted," the Times said.
The message was issued under campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill's name shortly after 1 a.m.:
"The vote count in Ohio has not been completed. There are more than 250,000 votes that remain to be counted. We believe when they are, John Kerry will win Ohio."
The old Clinton war room tactic succeeded. ABC, CBS and CNN held their Ohio call till it was clear Kerry himself was prepared to concede.
It was blatently obvious when they refrained from calling any other state for Bush for the rest of the night, too. Anything to keep Bush from 270 votes.
Please raise your hand if you are surprised. Now slap yourself with that hand.
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Seems that YA went into a coma, then reports were that he died, then docs denied the report.
Once he kicks the bucket, perhaps the Middle East will find some peace. It depends on the replacement...talk about a power vacuum! Perhaps he did die and they are covering it up for now. Can you imagine the instant turmoil within the Palastinian Authority?
Odd that he chose to be hospitalized in France. So much for the "man of the people" slogan.
Also odd that France embraced him. Wait...that's not odd at all!
After I picked my jaw up, I realized how refreshed I was at his honesty and boldness.
I can't wait to see the conservative agenda moved forward!
Please take 2 minutes to contact Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN). Express your dismay of Specter's liberal voting record and recent statements about denying conservative judicial nominees.
Office of Senator Bill Frist
461 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Office of Senator Bill Frist
28 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37205
Female vote: 48 percent, up 5 from 2000
Latino vote: 44 percent, up 9
Urban vote: 45 percent, up 10
Catholic vote: Bush over Kerry, up 5
Jewish vote: 25 percent, up 6
Regular churchgoer vote: Bush over Kerry by 22 percent
Moral values (as top issue) vote: Bush over Kerry by 62 percent
Terrorism (as top issue) vote: Bush over Kerry by similar numbers
What if the Dems chose Lieberman? He's a Jewish, anti-terrorism candidate with a history of standing up for moral principle. How many votes would he have siphoned off Bush?
As the democrats lick their wounds, do not expect them to ponder this. As we slowly creep away from the election, listen for more and more rabid democrats to proclaim that they didn't go far enough to the left. Al Sharpton is already on record that Kerry tried to be too moderate. 2008 is going to be a lot of fun....
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
How much analysis will the Kerry team require before they realize it, too? Is there an ounce of dignity in the man that will compell him to concede? Time will tell. Gore is still whining four years later....
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
The differences couldn't be more clear.
One politician has been steadfast in his efforts against terrorism. The other one took a poll on how he should respond to the new bin Laden tape.
One wants to lower your taxes...permanently. The other one wants to raise your taxes and steer America more toward socialism.
One wants to keep teachers, parents, and students accountable for education. The other one wants to shelter the teacher's unions.
Where do you stand?
Monday, November 01, 2004
Curt Shilling made a surprise appearance. That was a nice touch.
Local politicians were also on hand to lend their support (and court more voters).
I'm feeling pretty good about tomorrow. 12,000 Republicans came out to see the president...some getting there as early as 5:30am. I don't see Democrats that motivated.
And rain is in the forcast tomorrow.
Vote, folks. Please vote.
Our army meets at dawn.
Saturday, October 30, 2004
- Bush failed at protecting us before 9/11/01
- Bush failed at stabilizing the economy
- Bush failed at growing the economy
- Bush failed at stabilizing Afghanistan
- The military failed at getting bin Laden
- Bush failed at working with the UN
- Bush failed at working with our allies
- Bush failed at stabilizing Iraq
- The military failed at killing every terrorist
- The military failed at protecting the ammo dumps
and on, and on, and on....
I have faith that the American voter will go into the voting booth, take stock in America, and say, "things aren't as bad as Kerry says. The economy is doing very well and our troops are kicking tail." Click...one more vote for Bush.
Lo and behold, here comes a new bin Laden videotape. And it was recently made. So, I guess I have to admit that I was wrong. I knew deep inside that UBL was reduced to ooze, buried in the mountains of Tora Bora. My reasoning: the guy is like Clinton. He just can't stay away from the camera. Since we haven't heard from him on any recently made tape, I figured he must be dead. Oops.
So, UBL comes out an basically tells Americans that Bush is the enemy and responsible for the violence. Nice. I bet UBL has a Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker on his camel.
Friday, October 29, 2004
What is the difference between UBL and Kerry? UBL has only hated the US military for 12 years. Kerry has for well over 30 years.
Just thought you'd want to know before we elect our Commander-In-Chief.
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Boston pitcher Curt Schilling...said today on ABC's "Good Morning America": "Tell everybody to vote. And vote Bush next week." Poor Charlie Gibson stuttered and bumbled as he tried to recover from Shilling's statement. I'm sure he's never had that problem when interviewing a Hollywood hack.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Scary stuff. Tell your friends. Get out and vote!
IRAQI INSURGENTS ENDORSE THE POODLE
This has to go at the head of the Nuze today. It's official. The Islamic bastards killing our men and women in Iraq are pulling for John Kerry. Most of us aren't surprised.
The Islamic murderers in Iraq ("insurgents," as the media calls them) have now removed all doubt as to their objective. Is it just to kill Americans? Prevent democracy from taking hold in Iraq? Avenge the overthrow of Saddam Hussein? None of the above. They have now said their #1 objective is to elect John Kerry president of the United States next Tuesday. Surprised? You shouldn't be. A lot of people, including myself, have been telling you this for months. Listen to the words of Mohammad Amin Bashar of the Muslim Scholars Association, a pro-insurgency group: "If the U.S. Army suffered numerous humiliating losses, Kerry would emerge as the superman of the American people," Another of The Poodle's supporters among the Iraqi resistance is Abu Jalal. He had this to say: "American elections and Iraq are linked tightly together. We've got to work to change the election, and we've done so. With our strikes, we've dragged Bush into the mud." (emphasis mine)
Now you have to ask yourself just why would these America-hating Islamic terrorists be against George Bush?Easy. Because they fear him, that's why. Because he has vowed to destroy them, and they believe him, that's why. Terrorists like to be appeased, not destroyed. They like to be given numerous chances to clean up their behavior, then slapped on the wrist when they keep chopping off innocent people's heads. They know that they will get their way, that America will cower in fear, when John Kerry is elected president of the United States. Complicit in all of this is the mainstream media, the Islamic jihadists' public relations arm. The media in this country plays right into their hands, supporting their agenda and blowing their accomplishments out of proportion whenever possible. The left shares the goal with the Islamic terrorists in Iraq: defeat Bush and elect Kerry. So the attacks get over-reported, Iraq is made to look like it is a disaster, videotapes showing hostage-taking and demands are show on TV, and so on. So the burning question is this: will John Kerry accept their endorsement? Probably so, and then he'll blame Bush for making him do it.
Just remember, when you walk into that voting booth next Tuesday Mohammad Amin Bashar and Abu Jalal, along with a bunch of their friends, want you to vote for John Kerry.
"Global warming equals worse hurricanes. George Bush just doesn't get it." is the claim on the boards.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
One problem: this story was broken by an embedded NBC reporter as the troops rolled in - back on April 10, 2003. Hello? Can you say, "old news"???
And the word is that the UN tried shopping this "new" story to 60 Minutes. The hapless CBS group was going to break the story right before the election. Why would a news organization sit on a hot story for several days? Why would a news organization report old news as new news so the viewer would infer that it just happened under Bush's watch?
Media bias or media incompetence? Given 60 Minutes' track record, I'm sure you can guess which it is.
I'm still waiting on Hillary's October Surprise to torpedo Kerry's election chances. Rumor has it that Kerry's military discharge was less than honorable. I'm sure Hillary has access to that info...even if Kerry refuses to fill out Form 180.
Friday, October 22, 2004
Yeah, yeah...the 15th and 19th Amendments. They only give the States guidelines about how voting must be conducted. States cannot exclude a person on account of race or gender. Equal opportunity and such. This is why some States forbid felons from voting and some do not.
So, the big question: who should (or shouldn't) vote?
- Felons. If you choose not to be a productive member of society, then why should you care about the ballot box?
- Welfare Recipients. This is Boortz's idea. I'm not totally sold on it. His view: if you are profiting off the government, why should you get a say? Besides, you aren't contributing to the society...
- Anyone who says, "Bush stole the election." These people are either too partisan or too poorly educated to even understand how the constitution works. We're a Republic...not a Democracy. The popular vote totals do not count, no matter how often Jay Leno mentions it.
- Those who do not know their elected officials. If you don't know your US congressman's name...or the State senator or congressman, then why should you vote? You have no clue, so you're just guessing. That's scary. And what's worse - there are a shocking number of people who don't even know who the President and/or Vice-President are. Wow.
- Anyone who has ever played the President on TV. Enough said.
Note to fellow conservatives: take what you can, when you can. We'll get there. Be patient. Some politicians (read: Specter) aren't even going to give us little gains, but the vast majority are. Most in the GOP are willing to give little gains here and there. It takes time. We may not see vast changes for ourselves, but our children will.
- I am proud of our troops and I support all they do. I support the Commander-In-Chief during this time of war.
- I have been a public servant for 20 years. I have voted on many issues and I'm proud of my votes and public service.
- Our economy is teetering and I could make it better, stronger, and stable.
Sure, there's a little more here and there that he could say, but instead, he chose to be negative, negative, negative. Granted, his votes would still be used against him, but Americans like someone who sticks to his/her guns. His constant bragging about being a hero only turns off people and invites attack.
You have to run on who you are...not what you hope people want.
I wonder if Dick Morris is hiring....
On top of that, Kerry willingly jumped headfirst into the abortion debate by offering vocal support for taxpayer-funded abortions and partial-birth abortion. By the way...killing those babies will offer the same stem cells that give John Edwards the ability to heal the crippled.
Sadly, Christians are typically single-issue voters. We jump back if someone doesn't want to ban all abortions instantly. Interestingly, Kerry has yet figured out how to capitalize on this. If he would have kept his mouth shut about abortions (or tried to sound more middle-of-the-road), then Christians would have seen little threat and maybe stayed home. Kerry also dragged stem cell research into the campaign. Now Christians have two issues. Amzingly, Kerry made a safe answer with gay marriage (it's wrong, but no Amendment is necessary). This stance kept Christians from having a third reason to turn out and vote.
Then there's security. 30 years ago, adults hated seeing our troops degraded by know-it-all youth. Today is the same. Seeing angry teenagers (and the boomers who never grew up) is such a turn-off by those who actually take the risk to give the youth the right to yap away. Right-wingers are proud of our country...our heritage...and our troops. We support them and the missions on which they are deployed.
Why them Dems have embraced the extreme leftists in the party is beyond me. This is a Christian nation, like it or not. The never-ending attack of the majority who hold that view is confusing, but secretly, I like it. It makes me want to vote even more than before. And the same holds true with millions of us on the right. Keep it coming, John.