Thursday, October 14, 2010

More Good News For Ron Johnson

Larry Sabato has moved Wisconsin Senate race from toss up to leans Republican. Sabato, in my opinion, is significantly underestimating Republican pick ups for House, Senate, and governor races. This shows how strong Johnson is performing that Sabato is willing to move Wisconsin to leans Republican.

A Great Day For Gun Rights In Wisconsin

A judge in Clark County, WI, has declared our concealed weapons ban is unconstitutional. This is a great day and one we have been waiting for. The Wisconsin Constitution gives citizens the right to open carry, however citizens who exercise that right are harassed depending on their area. I think this will eventually end up at the state Supreme Court, which is currently narrowly controlled by nonactivitst judges; I like our chances.

The election will, no doubt, have a large impact on gun rights in Wisconsin. If we can reclaim the state government, as I believe we will, we can pass pro-concealed carry legislation without having to rely on court rulings. One thing we have to watch closely, though, is if they try to take our open carry rights away in trade for concealed carry. It is a Constitutional right we should not give up. We would not be gaining anything if at the same time we allowed them to restrict our Second Amendment rights in another area.

A big hat tip to Vicki McKenna.

Congressman Pence on Fox and Friends

The Socialist

My Reaction To The CNN Delaware Debate

SR, earlier, did her take on the debate. She is much more articulate than I, however I had to weigh in. Having finally got to see the whole debate I am struck by the difference between the first half and the second half. I felt in the first half the biased questions and arrogant nature of Chris Coons threw Christine O'Donnell off. The second half she composed herself and was extremely effective, answering a range of questions including on China, gays openly serving in the military, and education.

The citizens of Delaware could not have a more obvious choice. Coons will be a rubber stamp for Obama and appears to be just as far left as Pelosi. O'Donnell, on the other hand, will be a strong advocate for returning control back to Delaware that the federal government has wrongly obtained.

This debate, in many ways, was a waste of time. Our economy is literally in shambles. Many families don't know if they will have a home to live in or where the next meal will come from and the moderators chose to just briefly touch economic issues while spending an enormous amount of time on social issues. I am a social conservative, don't get me wrong, but the federal government does not have a Constitutional role in almost all social issues.

Abortion should be handled at the state level, embryonic stem cells the fed has no business funding, and pushing a pro-gay agenda also does not belong in the federal government's hands. A senator should not be dealing with these issues. They were obviously brought up repeatedly to try and paint O'Donnell as a right-wing extremist who doesn't have the values of Delaware voters.

The voters will have to decide if having a job and being able to pay their bills means more to them then Christine O'Donnell's pro-life views. While I have no doubt that the elitists in the Party and the media will have nothing good to say about O'Donnell's performance, I thought she did well and in an election cycle where incumbency is frowned upon her down-to-Earth personality may have scored her some points. One thing is for sure, she definitely did not come across as the witch the media portrays her as.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Delaware Senate Debate

CNN Politics has set up a hit-and-run engagement in a sick display of political carnage rather that the political debate that the voters of Delaware deserve. Television anchor Nancy Karibjanian was a disgrace to freedom of speech and a hateful and panicked impersonation of a moderator. Her dictator like tirade was so inappropriate for a debate setting the decision to include her in an event as important as this should be questioned. She did not even try and hide her disdain for Christine O'Donnell. She repeatedly encouraged Chris Coons to interrupt O'Donnell by reminding him it was a discussion and he could interject, but would spitefully admonish O'Donnell for attempting to exercise the same privilege.

O'Donnell was not as polished as Coons. She stumbled a few times and even looked nervous, and boy was it refreshing. I don't know about you, but I am sick of polished politicians who think that they are better than all of us and that they know best how to run our lives. These are the same career politicians, remember, that can look you in the eye and lie with a straight face. It is time to bring a little American authenticity back to DC and that starts by electing people like Christine O'Donnell. After all, James Madison was referred to as a mouse of a man, yet we all know what a political giant he was.

Coons appeared obsessive with having so much to say when responding, making the statement as if it was a negative against O'Donnell. His actions made him appear like a petty control-freak that had no ability to defend his stands with substance rather than name calling like attacks, which is a symptom we see all too often with the Democrat Party these days. They are unable to discuss issues in a calm manner, instead all they offer is vicious insults and under handed attacks. I am unable to finish this post because CNN cut into the debate to show the rescue in Chile.

Christine O'Donnell has been under constant attack since she announced her run. Tonight was no different. If you don't want the elitists to have their way please consider a donation to O'Donnell tonight.

Israel policies bringing down Obama, Democrats

Article courtesy of Israel Today magazine, www.israeltoday.co.il.

Israel policies bringing down Obama, Democrats

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Ryan Jones


Polls show that a growing number of Americans support Israel in its conflict with the Arabs and wider Muslim world, and will vote for political candidates based on their stance regarding the Jewish state.

A poll commissioned by the Emergency Committee for Israel this month showed that 53 percent of Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate they perceive as being “pro-Israel.” Amazingly, 54 percent said that even if they agreed with a candidate on important domestic issues, they could not vote for him or her if the candidate were “anti-Israel.”

It is an interesting phenomenon that the elections of a nation with such pressing domestic issues can be so heavily influenced by the foreign policy positions regarding a state so small as Israel.

And that does not bode well for Democrats heading into November’s congressional mid-term election.

While most congressional Democrats are outspoken proponents of the Jewish state, their overall appeal is closely tied to their man in the White House, US President Barack Obama. And most Americans do not approve of his handling of Israel and the Middle East conflict.

A poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates this month showed that a 44 percent plurality of Americans do not like the way Obama has handled US relations with Israel. That had a lot to do with the fact that Obama is adopting the Arab policy of focusing the entire peace process on the presence of Jews in Judea and Samaria - the so-called “West Bank.” Just 12 percent of Americans felt that is the root cause for the conflict, while a strong 57.2 percent majority said Arab terrorism and rejection of Israel is to blame for the situation.

A 43 percent plurality said that Obama’s policies are actually harming Israel’s security, and a 52 percent majority said that he is less friendly toward Israel than his predecessors.

It was the overriding dedication to Israel that would cause Americans to turn on their own elected officials that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced back in the Spring of this year when
tensions were so high between his office and the Obama Administration. At the time, Netanyahu insisted that US-Israel relations transcended governments, and were instead based on shared values and a deep affinity between the two peoples.

STRATFOR Video Dispatch: Insight on the U.S.-Mexico Border Killings



STRATFOR

Scott Walker Ad: "Takeover"



Good ad by Walker's campaign. Should we win this November I hope he will give Rebecca Kleefisch a large role in his administration. We will only have two years to prove that conservative government works in Wisconsin, so we have to have all hands on deck.

Happy Birthday To The Navy


Today we salute all those who have served, or are serving, in the Navy. May the Navy continue to be the best in the world.

Wisconsin: Walker Leads Barrett as TV Ad Misleads on Stem Cell Research

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 13, 2010


Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) -- Republican Scott Walker now holds a nine-point lead over Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett in their race to become the next governor of the state of Wisconsin. Barrett may be feeling the heat as he has unveiled a television ad that critics say falsely slams Walker on stem cell research. [
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Catholic League News Release

October 13, 2010

MORE NEWSPAPERS NIXED "MUSLIM" CARTOON

Yesterday, Catholic League president Bill Donohue sent a letter to the executive editors of the nation's top newspapers, and to the deans of the nation's top schools of journalism, drawing their attention to the decision by the Washington Post not to run an inoffensive cartoon by Wiley Miller in Sunday's edition. Because the "Non Sequitur" cartoon printed the line "Where's Muhammad?" at the bottom, it was considered taboo.

Now, thanks to James Rainey at the Los Angeles Times, we have learned that the cartoon was pulled from his own newspaper, as well as from the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News and many other papers.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds as follows:

Every time Catholics complain about some Catholic-bashing artwork, movie, television show, play or cartoon, we are told that "art is in the eye of the beholder"; "it's open to interpretation"; "it's done to make people think"; "it’s complex"; and other dodges. But when it comes to Muslim sensibilities, it is sufficient to censor anything that might possibly tick them off, even if every person not housed in the asylum knows the work is innocuous.

Unfortunately, those who are not cowards in dealing with this issue are in the minority. A book can be published about the Danish cartoons, but the cartoons cannot be reproduced in the same volume. Matt Stone and Trey Parker at Comedy Central can rip Jesus on "South Park," but can't joke lightly about Muhammad. And now we have newspapers galore that would rather prostitute everything they stand for before ever making Muslims feel uneasy. Which means they no longer stand for anything.

Jeff Field
Director of Communications
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
450 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

Founding Fathers Quote

A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever may be its theory, must, in practice, be a bad government.

Joseph Story

Still Buried

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)

RSC Update: Monday, October 12, 2010

From the Chairman
According to the Democrats’ latest talking points (originated by the far-left Center for American Progress), if the upcoming elections go against them it will be due to massive amounts of foreign money illegally spent on campaign ads by organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Even though the story has been debunked by Factcheck.org, the Associated Press, and even the New York Times, Democrats have tried to use it to gin up support for the DISCLOSE Act once more. This bill – which obstructs the First Amendment rights of private companies and nonprofit groups while giving broad exemptions to labor unions and a few large interest groups – passed the House last summer and could come up in the Senate during the post-election Lame Duck session.

These smears also serve another purpose – to distract people from the fact that 9.6% of the country is still unemployed, spending remains out-of-control, and higher taxes and government mandates threaten to take more money away from struggling families and businesses. Federal spending is nearly twice as high as it was just ten years ago, yet Washington’s insatiable appetite has done nothing to get our economy back on track. We have to cut spending so we can get back on the path to a balanced budget and let Americans get back to work – with more of their own money in their pockets.

Sincerely,

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. Bill Cassidy (LA-06): Reject Tax Hike for Small Business; Politico, October 6.

· Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS-02): America Needs a New Direction; The Joplin Globe, October 9.

· Chairman Tom Price (GA-06): Doctor-to-Doctor: In Defense of Patient’s Rights; Health Reform Report, October 11.

Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their liberal agenda.
· Over the weekend, President Obama and other Democrats renewed their push for yet another $50 billion in “stimulus” spending this year without even offering any way to pay for it.

RSC Reports
· 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.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Christine O'Donnell Video: Chris Coons the Taxman

www.coonsthetaxman.com

Radical Environmentalism Is Destroying Our Republic

All of us would agree that we should be good stewards of our environment. That includes using the resources God provided us. Through extremist legislation and intimidation, the environmental movement has crippled industries throughout this great Republic. In their zeal to force their extremist views upon the rest of us they have caused much suffering.

We have had animals dying of starvation due to overpopulation, wildfires raging out-of-control year after year and countless jobs lost as loggers were forced to shut down, and natural gas and oil exploration was curtailed. Now with our economy at the breaking point the radicals at the EPA, which should be disbanded, want to cost us another 7 million jobs.

I don't know about you, but I don't feel like we can lose another 7 million jobs and survive. This radical, big government environmentalism needs to end before we end up a third world nation.

Book Thrown at Obama

Obama: Republicans Are 'Counting On Black Folks Staying Home'



h/t: Hot Air Pundit

Thomas Sowell On the Johnson/Feingold Debate

To my surprise Thomas Sowell watched and wrote about the Wisconsin gubernatorial debate. He made the observation that for those who don't know better Russ Feingold's smooth manner may take in some viewers, but that Ron Johnson had more sustenance to his arguments that the voters could relate to and that the difference between the two was obvious. My experience tells me that most of Wisconsin knows Feingold was not completely in the up-and-up and seen through the shroud of misconceptions he was throwing up in his attacks.

Mr. Sowell is correct there are some who will still fall for what Feingold is feeding them, but his record known enough that, for the most part, Wisconsin knows that it is time for someone else to take a conservative voice to DC on our behalf. I am impressed that Mr. Sowell did point out that Feingold's attack on Johnson's attempt to save social security was null due to the fact that if Feingold himself truly cared about social security he would not have participated in plundering the fund to begin with.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ron Johnson Ad: Says One Thing, Has Done Another

Founding Fathers Quote

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?

James Madison

Scott Walker Ad: "Lies"

A Little Color Tour Around Town

Our oldest daughter and I took a short Sunday drive together to enjoy the beautiful fall colors around town. I love that you don't have to drive far to find picture perfect wonders of nature. We took a couple of pictures to share with you. God truly created a great world for us to enjoy. Fall happens to be my favorite time of the year and sharing that with the kids is a real treat.

The smells and sounds are unique to the season; pumpkin, spice, cider, the crunch of leaves as you walk down the across the ground, the geese sounding off and flying in formation, and the sound of Lake Michigan's bitter cold waves thundering on the shore. The holidays are just around the corner and I get to spend it with a large and growing family that God has blessed me with. Even in these times, life is good.



Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ron Johnson's Cool, Direct Approach Wins Debate

Well, this debate was surprising. I had assumed that Ron Johnson may feel uncomfortable and out of his element since he is not a career politician like Russ Feingold. I could not be more wrong. Johnson displayed a calm, responsive demeanor throughout as opposed to Feingold who struck me as oddly worried, defensive, and even vicious. Not at all what we have come to expect from Feingold who is normally a cool, calm, collected career politician.

Instead of answering the questions honestly Feingold seemed to use political speak and distorted his own record trying to appear more independent and moderate. He wasted almost no opportunity to attack Johnson; appearing to try and include an attack in every response. He mis-stated Johnson's stands on issues so often that it made it hard to trust anything he said. The one positive for Feingold, I felt, was his attack on the Patriot Act which is an unconstitutional power grab. We can allow inter-agency communication without violating the Constitution. If we need the Patriot Act, in its present form, to be free then we have already lost our freedom.

Feingold bragged that he goes to every county in the state and that he is accessible to the voter. That is absolutely true and I know from experience that he allows those who disagree with him to ask questions, however that does no good if you never listen to the voters; as his vote on healthcare proves.

Feingold proudly announced his support for the radical Left's agenda when it comes to man-made global warming, amnesty, and out-of-control government spending. It is disheartening to see that a Wisconsin politician can be so out-of-touch with the will of the voters. Johnson came out strongly against amnesty in any form. He decried the hysterical rush to cripple our economy to solve so-called man-made global warming while it is still an unproven theory; one that will cost Wisconsin thousands of jobs should the Left have their way through cap-and-trade. Johnson supports all energy options; emphasising nuclear power and developing our own oil resources.

Throughout all the desperate attacks from Feingold, Johnson remained on topic and collected; very much appearing like a statesman of old who didn't mind debating the issues. One thing is for sure, there were two winners tonight; Ron Johnson and the voters of Wisconsin who got to see clearly where the candidates stood on a variety of issues.

The debate was expertly moderated and the questions were all legitimate concerns to the voters. My only complaint is, once again, there was an abundance of American flags in the graphics with Wisconsin's flag, when it appeared, often in the background. Whoever wins is going to DC to represent this great state and our flag should be proudly displayed so that they remember they are an advocate for us and not a component of an unresponsive, federal bureaucracy.

Rebecca Kleefisch Visits Manitowoc County

Lt. Governor candidate Rebecca Kleefisch is out-and-about Wisconsin today, making a stop in Manitowoc County, on a small business jobs tour. Kleefisch had lunch at the Golden Flame Family Restaurant with local citizens and business owners.

Not letting any moss collect, as she describes her busy schedule, the campaign has been making stops all over the state getting the message out. Speaking with Kleefisch was refreshing and reassuring. Kleefisch intently listened to concerns of Golden Flame Family Restaurant owner, Salvador Velasques, who described how the lagging economy is affecting his business while she enjoyed a delicious bowl of soup.



Rebecca Kleefisch with local business
owner Salvador Velasques

Liberal policies and leadership in Wisconsin has left the state in econimic turmoil and its citizens in sinking financial situation. Our tax and spend politicians have placed such an impoissible and unacceptable burnden on the taxpayers that an end to the out-of-control tailspin seems non-existent. Amnesty supporters keep going on about the need for documented workers and jobs no American will take. Well, I beg to differ; as long as there is an unemployment rate there is no need for documented foreign workes. As far as those jobs Americans won't take, we are taking them; and many of us are taking two and three of those jobs to provide for our families.

I was assured that a Scott Walker/Rebecca Kleefisch administration would aggressively fight for small businesses and bring jobs back to Wisconsin and that Walker's economic development plan would transform Wisconsin's fiscal future and turn it about from its current destructive descent.

We also spoke about the importance of getting voters excited and energized and getting them to the polls to vote on November 2. Wisconsin voters must avoid complacency and follow through at the ballot box. If you are unable to place your vote in person contact your local municipal clerk and complete an absentee ballot. This can be done in person at your clerk's office or by mailing a signed request letter to receive a ballot by mail. Time is running out so do not hesitate. It is also important to remember that donations are still greatly needed.

Wisconsin State Journal Endorses Scott Walker

Business is suffering in Wisconsin under the incompetent leadership of Governor Jim Doyle. That is very apparent when mainstream media starts endorsing conservatives. The Wisconsin State Journal has endorsed Scott Walker in the race for governor because the consistency of his record as Milwaukee County Executive shows him to be the likeliest candidate to create jobs and restrain spending.

The economy is in dire need of change and families cannot endure four more years of anti-business policies. Walker has an economic development plan to bring jobs back to Wisconsin. Lt. Governor candidate, Rebecca Kleefisch, has also been traveling around the state listening to small business owners and articulating Walker's pro-growth agenda for the state.

Breakfast With Rebecca Kleefisch

A chance to have breakfast with Lt. Governor candidate Rebecca Kleefisch. Donations are essential if we are going to defeat the Democrats and their extremist and irresponsible policies. Thursday, October 28 at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233 at 7:30 - 9:00 AM.



Join the host committee:

Platinum $1000
Gold $500
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Attendees $100 per couple

To RSVP please contact Bridget Hagerty at 715-360-1233 or mbridget.hagerty@gmail.com.

Your support is needed now and your vote is needed on November 2.

Ron Johnson, Russ Feingold Debate Tonight at 5 PM

Their first debate was actually taped the other day, but it will air tonight at 5 PM Central on Fox 11-WLUK. Here is a clip of Ron Johnson's closing statement that has been released:

Ron Johnson Closing Statement In First WI Senate Debate

Conservative Candiates We Need In The Senate

Here is a list of candidates that we desperately need to elect this November, not just to stop the damage, but to begin to repair it. While you may not agree with every issue with each candidate, these candidates will bring jobs and prosperity back to our Republic because they will put the Constitution before the Party.

Alaska

Joe Miller

Arkansas

John Boozman

California

Carly Fiorina

Colorado

Ken Buck

Delaware

Christine O'Donnell

Florida

Marco Rubio

Idaho

Mike Crapo

Kansas

Jerry Moran

Kentucky

Dr. Rand Paul

Nevada

Sharron Angle

New Hampshire

Kelly Ayotte

New York

Joe DioGuardi

North Carolina

Richard Burr

North Dakota

John Hoeven

Pennsylvania

Pat Toomey

Oklahoma

Tom Coburn

Oregon

Jim Huffman

South Carolina

Jim DeMint

South Dakota

John Thune

Utah

Mike Lee

Vermont

Len Britton

Washington

Dino Rossi

West Virginia

John Raese

Wisconsin

Ron Johnson

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - Updated 2010