Saturday, September 18, 2010
Way Up North has a couple of excellent posts here and here, that got me thinking. I am getting tired of the whining and groaning when our candidates win. In reality we have won 9 races; KY, WI, AK, FL, CO, UT, DE, NV, and PA. However, the RINO's won 6; WA, CA, CT, AZ, IN, and IL just off the top of my head.
More than enough RINO's have survived this primary season to be a constant thorn in our side if we win back control of the senate. So all these constant calls for a more understanding primary voter is reprehensible. They will only be happy when 100% of the races are won by RINO's and then there would be no point in even voting for the Republican Party.
For years we supported the RINO's like good little Republicans. Now once they are finally defeated in the primaries they start whining, switching parties, and even starting write-in campaigns. I don't want to hear anymore from the establishment that RINO's are good for the Party. If they win they undermine our policy agenda and give cover to the Democrats. If they lose they try and tear the Party apart and trash us.
The bottom line is by voting for principle this election we have made the Party stronger and eventually the Republic itself through a conservative, limited government, pro-growth agenda. The Republic cannot stand anymore mealy-mouthed, liberal policies that are forced down our throats through either unconstitutional legislation or judicial fiat.
RINO's are not moderates. How do you moderately violate the Constitution? You either respect the rule of law, which is what Republics are built on, or you don't and you destroy your own Republic from within. Like termites eating the foundations of the Republic, RINO's for years convinced the voters that they were the politicians of reason and compassion. Only now that our great Republic is falling in on itself is the true extent of the damage visible.
The Karl Rove's of the world would like us to just blindly ignore the evidence before us and continue down the path of destruction. The Ron Johnson's, Joe Miller's, and Christine O'Donnell's of the world are trying to be the Paul Revere's of our time and shout a warning. Well, the Republic heard their warnings and overwhelmingly supported them in the primary.
Only the naive would believe that the ruling class would quietly disappear into the night. No, they crave power and would never willingly give it up. It does not matter to them if they hurt their own side or destroy their own reputation. Power is all they can see anymore and that is why it is a good thing that the voters are starting to see them and their advocates for what they are.
God save the Republic because the RINO's won't.
Whoever wins in Delaware is seated immediately. It is extremely important that a Conservative fills that role. If the Democrats lose as badly as we think Lord knows what they will try and push through the lame-duck session of Congress as retaliation. If Christine O'Donnell wins she would be there fighting against the Democrats' radical agenda.
Just another example of why we shouldn't pay them any attention this election cycle. A giant red tidal wave is heading for Wisconsin and the pundits are all going to look foolish November 3rd.
My thoughts on this matter are the UN's time has come and gone; if there ever was a time for such reprehensible organization. It seems everywhere the UN operates innocent people suffer; especially women and children. The UN saps our sovereignty and as such we should have no dealings with them.
We should take back our priceless real estate they occupy in New York and stop paying billions of dollars in dues and financial aide to and through the UN. The UN is an anti-Semitic and anti-American organization that gives legitimacy to evil through out the world. Why do we even allow our government to belong to such a cesspool?
Friday, September 17, 2010
Today is a very special day where we lift our prayers to heaven for our POW's, MIA's, and their families to all those families out there who have lived with this sacrifice for so many years. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your family members have given and sacrificed for our Republic in a way none of us can truly understand. To our POW's and MIA's; you will never be forgotten, we will never give up the search, and God is with you no matter where you are.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
We only need ten seats to claim the majority. Easily accomplished given the dynamics of this year's election season. So next time you hear the establishment whining that Delaware has cost us a chance at the Senate majority don't fall for it. I will be posting considerably more on the individual Senate races.
Also food for thought, in 2012 the Democrats will have an astonishing 21 Senate seats up for election compared to just 10 for the Republicans and in 2014 they will have 20 to the 13 for Republicans. This means that if we take the majority this election season, and govern, as Conservatives we should hold the Senate for the next several election cycles.
We are going to need a Senate majority leader who stands on principle and that man is Senator Jim DeMint. I hope he challenges Senator Mitch McConnell for the leadership position.
Fifty things that will shock you about America.
Wisconsin's governor race now becomes a competition for the rest of the state.
A glaring weakness in our defense structure that needs to be addressed.
AJ Hawk may want a trade.
Ron Johnson and Russ Feingold agree to three debates.
The garbage Nazi's are everywhere.
I will leave you with this thought, as you go about your day think of every little government obstacle you encounter from a limit on the size of your garbage can to some ridiculous fee. We have lost most of our freedom. Most Americans just don't realize it yet.
September 15, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Members of the U.S. Senate will vote next week on whether to stop a filibuster against that bill containing a provision allowing abortions at taxpayer-funded American military bases. Republicans, perhaps joined by a Democrat or two, are filibustering the bill funding the Defense Department. [read more]
September 15, 2010
London, England (LifeNews.com) -- Normally, a visit from the Pope is an occasion of celebration and notoriety for nations having the privileged of hosting his visit. However, liberal Britons are speaking out aggressively and saying they're not happy he is coming to England because the Catholic Church is pro-life on abortion. [read more]
With the primary over and everyone gearing up for the general I am glad to have a bit of a breather. I was pretty happy with the results and very proud of my fellow Conservatives getting out and getting RINO's off the ballots. Your votes are appreciated. For those who have tirelessly blogged and spread the word on behalf of our Republic I thank you also.
Now that football has started I have that great source of frustration and heartburn to deal with; the Bears. I love my team, but they can really get my blood boiling. I can't even talk about the faux win against the Lions. That touchdown was stolen from the Lions; no one can deny that. They should have won that game. When Angelo and Lovie are gone we may have a chance at turning our team around; I don't believe it can happen under their leadership anymore. I can't go on any further.
My favorite season is around the corner. I love the fall with the color, the crisp air, and the smells of bon fires. I am so excited. I know it is signaling the end of the seasons, but to me it renews my spirit almost like a new beginning. I would not mind fall all year round.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
“Over the past six weeks I traveled all across the state of
Indiana. I met with small business owners, family farmers, working families, and
it's clear the economic policies of this administration have failed. What I
heard over and over again from everyday Hoosiers was that the policies of this
administration have paralyzed small businesses in this country.
it be out of control spending, government mandated healthcare, the threat of a
national energy tax, cap and trade, the possibility of tax increases in January,
all of these policies are creating a paralysis in small business like really
I've never seen in my lifetime.
“And no single policy is having a
greater effect on hindering job creation than the possibility of a tax increase
“Higher taxes won't get anybody hired. Raising taxes on job
creators won't create jobs. And House Republicans will stand united to oppose
any tax increase on any American in January.”
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Scott Walker's victory speech tonight could not have been delivered better. He went out of his way to reach out to Neumann voters and also articulate his vision for the state. I would like to see Walker actually discuss some states' rights issues and offer more detailed plans for fixing our state.
Rebecca Kleefisch absolutely destroyed her opponents. I am so excited about having a Conservative Governor and Lt. Governor come November. Ron Johnson also won, but that is no surprise. Andre Jacque, for the 2nd Assembly District, is ahead by 7 points with 75% of the votes counted.
So, contrary to the stereotype, Wisconsin is looking like fertile ground for conservatism, however we can take nothing for granted and are going to have to work very hard to win in November.
The establishment is still attacking Christine O'Donnell on Fox News as I am writing this so she obviously can't count on any help from them in the general election. So instead of wasting any donation on the establishment let's send them to Conservatives like O'Donnell.
Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in support of House Republican Leader John Boehner’s letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, demanding an open debate on taxes:
“No American taxpayer should face a tax increase on January 1, and this issue
deserves a full and transparent debate on the floor of the U.S. House of
Representatives. I stand with Leader Boehner and my Republican colleagues in
urging Speaker Pelosi to allow the American people to express their will through
their elected representatives on a matter that will affect every American
“Raising taxes on job creators will not create jobs,
especially during the worst economy in decades. The American people want
Congress to act quickly to prevent the coming tax hikes. With our nation’s
unemployment rate near 10 percent, it’s vital that the White House and House
Democrats not play political games with the economy. I hope Democrat leaders in
Congress will respond to the need to come together in a bipartisan way to stop
the president’s planned tax increases.”
If they are unable to place their vote for Nuemann in the event that he is the winner then it will never be their or the "establishment's" time. This is because the grassroots movement has moved back to the right and the "establishment" is refusing to do so, to its own demise as it gets left behind in its obsoleteness. Voters are becoming more informed about candidates on an individual basis and are carefully placing their mighty votes for those who are earning it, not for those who simply deserve it without any plans, principles, or substance.
Outside of Milwaukee Walker doesn't have as much influence. Neumann is possibly the leader in the rest of the state making him the candidate that can most likely beat the Democrat on the general election ballot. This is not a division of the Party, but a call back to what the Party has traditionally always been; conservative. After all, the Milwaukee vote almost always gives us governors like Jim Doyle.
Limiting the power of the federal government was a central theme in the Constitution. That is why the responsibilities of each branch of the federal government are laid out, and why the powers of the federal government are clearly defined. The Constitution's principal author and architect, James Madison said,
"The powers delegated to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite. . . . The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people."
The 10th Amendment reaffirms and defines Madison's cronstruction in explicit terms:
"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."
Mark Neumann understands that the States must serve as a check on the federal government should it overstep its Constitutional authority. Such is the essence of federalism and the balance of powers designed to curb tyranny and centralization. As James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and others clearly stated, the federal government is a creation of the independent states. As such, the federal government cannot be the final arbiter of its own power.
As Governor, Mark Neumann fully intends to protect the citizens of Wisconsin. Within the bounds of the power vested in Neumann as Governor, he will push back if the federal government should extend its power beyond the authority provided by the Constitution.
Mark Neumann - 10th Amendment
Read the rest of Neumann's plan at his website.
Governor - Mark Neumann
Lt. Governor - Rebecca Kleefisch
State Treasurer - Jim Sanfilippo
US Senate - Ron Johnson
Monday, September 13, 2010
Mark Neumann and Scott Walker both have good attributes and will get my vote in the general election, which ever one wins, however my vote in the primary will be for Mark Neumann. I have made this decision because Scott Walker became complacent in the fact that he had the "establishment" in his pocket. It was as if he felt he did not have to commit to any details or plans on the issues, as if he did not have to explain what he would do and how in a manner that would hold him accountable if he failed to follow through.
I don't like non-commitment in a politician. That is how we end up with Bush's and Obama's who become so disconnected they can betray our freedoms without even a twinge of conscience. When you become reliant on the "establishment", the leadership, the government to get you elected you are not accountable to the voters.
I will say this, who ever wins this election will be held accountable to the voters whether they want to be or not and this is why; I, and hopefully all Wisconsin bloggers, will be there ever day calling them out on every wrong move they make. This is what needs to happen to keep us from following in the footsteps of Michigan. They elected the wrong candidate for governor and she destroyed the state, making them an economic laughing stock at one point even worse off than Louisiana after Katrina.
If our new governor does not stand up for states' rights, reduce the tax burden, cut spending, limit government intrusions on our freedoms, stop the intrusion of government into schools and parental rights, work to get all unconstitutional infringements repealed, or take a stand against illegal immigration then voters need to exercise their right to move. Extreme? No, it is what has been and is happening to Michigan and it is the greatest right voters have to change their environment. When our local or state government assaults our rights and freedoms we can move away from it, we can escape it.
I have no problem transferring to another state if our new elected officials cannot turn this state around. Michigan, who robbed them through unbearable taxation and losses of personal freedoms, is bleeding its taxpayers, workers, and businesses to other states. Wisconsin is experiencing a similar exodus of taxpayers from it and it will accelerate if its government is going to continue to abuse them.
Unfair and over-burdensome taxes, trash-nazis, out-of-control DNR, big-brother schools, illegal aliens receiving tax funded benefits and voting rights due to loop holes in the system, over taxed businesses; it all needs to stop with this election. Wisconsin voters cannot wait another four years for relief, if they don't get it from this election, this governor their only escape will be to leave Wisconsin for a state who will give them back what they have lost and I will be there, along with every other blogger who cares, keeping them honest.
This is what turned me from a Scott Walker supporter to Neumann's camp. Walker has not offered detailed plans for fixing the state and he was initially wrong when he opposed the Arizona illegal immigration law, later to flip-flop on the issue. I have heard many of his supporters attack Neumann's strong stand against Obamacare saying it is a federal issue and that if he wants to deal with federal issues he should run for senate.
They could not be more wrong. It is a states' rights issue; when the federal government exceeds its authority we need a governor who will stand up and say no. I don't believe Walker is that man. Whoever wins the primary today I will support.
Both men are fiscal conservatives and would make a good governor. I also understand why many of the local bloggers are supporting Walker. However, for me, my vote will be for Mark Neumann.
RSC Update: Monday, September 13, 2010
From the Chairman
For the last six weeks, Members of Congress have been scattered across the country hearing from their constituents. As Congress returns to Washington, it is time to see how many were actually listening. The people I’ve heard from understand that more government spending is not the solution for our economy – in fact it’s part of the problem. The recent explosion of spending has spurred concerns about national bankruptcy. Instead of adding fuel to the fire, we need to immediately reduce spending to 2008 levels – before the budget ballooned with bailouts, stimulus, and government takeovers – and find further reductions from there.
Our economy is also being held back by uncertainty about taxes. Taxpayers at every income-level will pay a lot more next year if Congress does not take action. Speaker Pelosi and President Obama have used class warfare rhetoric to put particular emphasis on making “wealthy” taxpayers fork more money over to Washington. Of course, their plan essentially cuts the payrolls of America’s most successful small businesses.
Thankfully, even some Democrats have begun to realize how foolish it is to punish the very employers who know how to thrive in a tough economy. Republicans have been joined by rank-and-file Democrats calling for legislation to save every family and small business from a job-killing $3.8 trillion tax hike.
It is important to cut this spending and stop these tax hikes before Congress adjourns once more (the RSC budget accomplishes both). These vital issues should not be decided by unaccountable legislators in a post-election Lame Duck session either. Americans deserve to know before Election Day where their representatives stand.
Congressman Tom Price
Chairman, Republican Study Committee
RSC Media Activity – Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.
· Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS-02): Face Facts; Topeka Capital-Journal, September 7.
· Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05): Sadly, Many Now Fear American Dream Coming to an End; Walla Walla Union Bulletin, September 8.
· Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01): Don't Lose Hope Cap-and-Traders!; The Daily Caller, September 9.
Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their liberal agenda.
· Congress returns to Washington tomorrow for a last 3-4 week session prior to the November elections. So far, Democrats have not revealed how (or even if) they will address the looming 2011 tax hikes. They could also potentially hold votes on the latest round of “stimulus” spending proposed by President Obama last week.
· This week, the House will vote on H.R. 4785, which would spend $5 billion on a duplicative program to promote home energy efficiency. Congress has already authorized numerous expenditures for this purpose, including separate $5 billion for a failed initiative to “weatherize” homes.
· Each week, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.
· Click here to read our Policy Brief on “Yemen and the Threat from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.”
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Are you not tired of being held hostage by egotistic, liberal, self-serving Party? One who doesn't see a need to listen to the voter, or practice sound budgeting or spending practices, one who doesn't see the use in protecting our personal freedoms, and one who don't see the danger in open borders. Get out and vote tomorrow, Wisconsin, and make your voice heard so it can never be ignored again.
Don't settle for the spineless RINO candidates who cannot make a move or run a campaign without the "establishment". Demand a limited government for and by the people and vote for the true Conservatives.
Here is a hint; if a candidate has the endorsement of the "establishment" they are most likely not the Conservative. Take the time to research the candidates' plans and stands on issues and then make sure you vote in every primary and every election; no matter how unimportant it seems.
The "establishment" is obsolete due to their refusal to support a conservative agenda. They have thrown conservative principles out the window and refuse to assimilate into the Party. They are nothing more than Democrats with an identity crisis and are dragging us down with them. In today's age of information an endorsement from the establishment should signal a wolf in sheep's clothing to the grassroots voters.
It is time that we cut the anchor of destruction they have become, weighing our Party down, and sail in a new direction; one that brings back US and state sovereignty, a sound economy, our freedom, our Constitution. Remember, now primaries are just as important as the general elections; don't miss a single one.
This email from the campaign shows that even pundits see who the true Conservative is:
Charlie Sykes Predicts Kleefisch Victory!
Calls Her "Solid conservative" in the race
In the latest sign of Rebecca Kleefisch's surging support, Charlie Sykes predicted on this week's "Sunday Insight" show on WTMJ-TV that Kleefisch would win the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. Sykes said, "Rebecca Kleefisch is going to win this election."
When some of his fellow panelists suggested Brett Davis might win, Sykes said Brett Davis "was the only Republican to vote for Jim Doyle's budget, he has supported the ethanol mandate, how do you survive that in a statewide primary?"
Later, Sykes called Kleefisch the "solid conservative". When his fellow panelists argued Davis might win, Sykes said "Guys, nah, nah, it's gonna be Rebecca Kleefisch."
Charlie joins the throngs at gatherings across Wisconsin who all consider Rebecca their pick for Lieutenant Governor.
Join with Rebecca's enthusiastic supporters and let your friends and neighbors know your support. Let's bring Common Sense to Madison on Tuesday.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Contrary to what some people are saying, the Lt. governor's race does matter. I am not completely sold that either of the governor candidates are states rights advocates so Kleefisch will be important to keep whoever wins the primary responsible to the voters.
The senate race was a little harder for me. Dave Westlake is definitely more aligned with me, however his refusal to raise funds makes his campaign unrealistic. Ron Johnson is aligned with me on the majority of issues and would be a huge improvement over Feingold. He also has the finances to defeat Feingold who through his unconstitutional campaign finance reform law has virtually assured that only candidates who can self-finance can challenge an incumbent.
This is the first election since I have lived in Wisconsin where I feel I have a real conservative choice for governor, Lt. governor, and senator.
For the first six weeks, at least on paper, we play teams that we should easily defeat, however starting in week seven we have three tough games in a row; the Vikings, Jets, and Cowboys. Week eleven we have the Vikings again. Week fifteen and sixteen we have the Patriots and Giants. Conceivably that is six games we could lose. However, my prediction for the season is that the Packers will go 13 and 3.
Due to an act of God, SR got today off so we will be watching the Bears vs. Lions, the Packers vs. Eagles, and the Cowboys vs. Redskins. We may check in on a few other games too. I don't know why, but God chose to make my wife a Bears fan. I pray for her redemption someday; I kid because I love her. Here is a song for my beloved wife.
The American dream is to live free to have the ability to succeed or fail, practice our own beliefs, and raise our children in peace without an intrusive government undermining parental authority. I am suspect of all these people who keep claiming the American dream is about material possessions or financial success. I would rather live my life poor and free than rich and oppressed.