Cassidy Defeats Landrieu To Extend GOP Control Of Senate

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Hat/Tip to Todd Beamon at Newsmax.

 The GOP just extended their majority in the Senate by one more seat, insuring that 54 Republican Senators will rule the “World’s Most Deliberative Body” beginning in 2015.

In the last race of the 2014 election cycle, Rep. Bill Cassidy easily trounced incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu on Saturday in a heated Louisiana runoff race that expanded Republican control of the Senate in January and made the longtime dominance of the Democratic Party in the south a distant memory.

“God Bless America,” Cassidy told cheering supporters at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. “We have a lot of work to do.”

“This victory belongs to you,” he said. Cassidy was surrounded by his wife and family.

“This victory happened because the people in Louisiana voted for a government that serves you and doesn’t tell us what to do.”

The Associated Press called the race for Cassidy, who had served three terms in the House, within a half-hour of the polls closing. He was ahead of the three-term Landrieu, 57 percent to 43 percent, with 98 percent of the votes counted, according to C-SPAN.

The runoff was required because neither candidate won 50 percent of the vote in the Nov. 4 election.

Cassidy, 57, is an associate professor of medicine at Louisiana State University.

The GOP victories in 2014 are shaping up to be very historic, let’s just hope the Republicans govern that way.

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Landrieu’s defeat after 18 years in the Senate dealt a crushing blow to a New Orleans political dynasty. Her brother, Mitch, is the city’s mayor — and the Bayou State now has no woman who has been elected to office statewide for the first time in 54 years.

More broadly, Cassidy’s victory made Democratic dominance in a region spanning from Texas to North Carolina a distant memory.

In 1962, every senator and a huge majority of House members from the south was a Democrat, Politico reports. In January, Democrats will control 39 of 149 Southern congressional seats, fewer than at any time since Reconstruction.

Republicans also won each of the seven governor’s races in the South this year and increased their majorities in state legislatures across the region.

Two incumbent Democrats, in Arkansas and North Carolina, were among those to lose their Senate races last month. Three other Democrats lost Senate races in southern states.

“You have some Democrats, but in terms of white Democrats, you have very few,” Towery told Newsmax. “That’s a disappearing part of the landscape.”

He likened this year’s Republican onslaught in the region to those of Richard Nixon in 1968 with his “southern strategy” and Ronald Reagan’s in 1980.

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democrats Use Federal Employees to Campaign for Obama

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Since rules do not apply to democrats, and only you, it should not be a surprise that democrats use the federal bueacracy to promote the re-election of president Obama.  The Right Scoop has more…

WASHINGTON TIMES – In another case, a worker at the tax agency’s customer help line urged taxpayers “to re-elect President Obama in 2012 by repeatedly reciting a chant based on the spelling of his last name,” the Office of Special Counsel said in a statement.

OSC said it is seeking “significant disciplinary action” against that employee.

Another IRS employee in Kentucky has agreed to serve a 14-day suspension for blasting Republicans in a conversation with a taxpayer.

“They’re going to take women back 40 years,” the IRS employee said in a conversation that was recorded. The employee also said that “if you vote for a Republican, the rich are going to get richer and the poor are going to get poorer.”

That employee went on to tell the taxpayer she knew she wasn’t supposed to be voicing her political opinions, and asked the taxpayer not to say anything.

The federal Hatch Act prohibits most government employees from conducting politics on government time. OSC is charged with looking into those violations.

Of course, the MSM isn’t likely to cover this, not are there are likely to be any real punishment.

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‘This is what democracy looks like,’ Kenosha Education Association Decertifies

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If you ever wondered why unions force people to join, here is an example of what happens when people are allowed to vote in order to leave. 

An exclusive by Mark Belling:

I have learned the third largest teachers union in the state, the Kenosha Education Association, has been decertified. Only 37 percent of the teachers in the Kenosha Unified School District voted to reauthorize the union in a recent vote…Under Act 10, public employee unions must be recertified every year by an affirmative vote of at least 50 percent of the employees. 

Read it all at the Conservative badger.

“Act 10? is, of course, Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial public-sector union reform law. Some people have argued that this particular requirement — for an annual recertification vote — is somehow out of line. But how many workplaces are there in America where unions were certified decades ago and have coasted on pure inertia — where practically (or even literally) no one working today actually voted for the union that represents them?

So, if there is an election, most workers choose to leave the union.  It’s no wonder that the unions fought this tooth and nail.  If people get to vote in order to leave, the unions are going to loose even bigger.

Mind you, the unions and their communist bretheren were marching around chanting,”this is what democracy looks like.”  Remember?

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New Publication Shows Illegals How to Get ObamaPhones

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Remember the humble ObamaPhone?  You know, the item that got handed out by the millions last year…in battleground states…just before the election?  Yeah, those ObamaPhones. The ObamaPhone even had it’s own music video…

Well, who is to say that illegal immigrants should be left out of the gravy train? 

In fact, the new guide for illegal immigrants doesn’t hide their love of the program, or their love of the man who, while he may not have originated the idea, has exponentially expanded it into a multi-billion dollar welfare program.

The book’s dedication reads (h/t Dan):

This book is dedicated to President Barack Obama,
Who didn’t start the free government cell phone program,
But whose name will be forever linked to what
Is now known as the “Obamaphone.”

The guide shows undocumented immigrants how to get a “free American government cell phone” with “free minutes” every month.

And there are many avenues with which to accomplish this.  In fact, there are 8 separate chapters on how to receive the Obamaphones:  Medicare, Low Income Energy Assistance Programs, public housing assistance, food stamps and SNAP, WIC, TANF, native American programs, and simply by having a low income.

And the redistribution keeps going and going.  The next real American that is voted President will face a daunting task-to recover the country from the utter and horrific mess that this administration inflicted over the span of eight long years.  The ObamaPhone is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Ashley Judd Abandons 2014 Senate Race: Conservative Blogosphere Sad

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It seems that whatever dark forces Ashley Judd worships have advised her to not seek out a Kentucky Senate seat.  Stacey McCain has more…

No more Puffy Face to mock? No months of endless lunacy as she compares everything to rape? Alas, we have been robbed:

A source close to Judd said that Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes’ interest in potential race made the decision not to run easier. “The timing just wasn’t right,” said the source. …
Democratic Senate strategists have argued that Judd would be a good, if unconventional candidate, pointing to her ability to rival or even eclipse McConnell in fundraising. But McConnell’s path to victory involves savaging his opponent, and Judd’s status as an actress and celebrity would have offered him loads of ammunition.

Loads. Loads and loads. And now . . . nothing.

A source close to Judd??  Do they mean Zuul?

Does that mean that we can’t mention that the uber feminazi that thinks virtually all human activities represent some twisted rape fantasy once posed nude? 

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Political Zombie, Mark Sandford, Back From the Grave and Winning?

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Perhaps I’m coining a new phrase, “political Zombie.”

Political Zombie: Noun; A politician whose dead career has come back to life, but is really still dead.

Mark Sanford is a political zombie.  His political career died in 2009, by his own hands, when he spent Father’s Day weekend walking the Appalachian Trail.  However, he somehow confused “walking the Appalachian Trail” with, “visiting my super-secret Argentinian girlfriend.”  I suppose it was a mistake that anyone could make.  After all, most devoted family men have super-secret Argentinian girlfriends, right?

Understandably, the voting public didn’t accept the glaring difference in hiking and, well…you know, and Sanford stepped down as SC’s governor in disgrace.  Now, it seems that he has tried to resurrect his career, by running for the congressional seat vacated when Tim Scott was appointed to the Senate.  Stacey McCain, writing for the American Spectator, has more…

“The Republican Party owes Sanford nothing. He had a chance and he blew it,” Coulter declared in a column published the day after the March 19 primary. “If, in some horrible twist of fate that’s been stalking Republicans, Sanford wins the runoff, he will lose the general election. Worse, he might win, making Republicans look like utter hypocrites on family values.”

The alternative to either scenario is Curtis Bostic, a soft-spoken Marine Corps veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Bostic’s campaign site is StopSpending.com, a straightforward message of fiscal conservatism, but the large photo of his wife and five children on the site is a message in its own right. Bostic’s only TV ad features his wife describing the difficult circumstances under which the couple “chose life” for their youngest son. In a conference call with bloggers last week, Bostic described himself as a “constitutional conservative” and mentioned the “strong evangelical support” for his campaign. Some pundits have recently pronounced the obituary of Christian conservative influence in the GOP, but the church-going faithful still swing enough electoral clout to make a difference in a primary in South Carolina, and Bostic says there is a “very strong anti-Sanford sentiment” in the coastal Low Country district.

Consolidating that sentiment with only a week remaining until the runoff will be a challenge for Bostic, whose campaign launched a special “Trust Curtis” fundraising appeal Monday. An upset may prove impossible unless Bostic can get major endorsements. Red State’s Matt Vespa has compared Bostic to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who rallied Tea Party activists to defeat the better-funded David Dewhurst. A key for Cruz was getting the endorsement of Sarah Palin, and Bostic’s supporters are hoping Palin will decide to work her grassroots magic in the 1st District runoff, just as she did on behalf of Nikki Haley in South Carolina’s 2010 gubernatorial primary.

Coulter nailed it, as Stacey points out.  He might win the primary, by virtue of nothing other than deeper pockets.  That, of course, hands the election to the Democrat.  For, you see, being a political zombie means that Sanford can get the corpse moving with an infusion of cash. But when it comes to winning the general election, it requires a soul, something that Sanford cast away when he chose to cheat  on his wife, and lie to his constituents.  And no matter how much money he spends, he is never going to engage the party base.

Curtis Bostic needs our help.  Here is a video from his site…

The excerpt from Stacey has even more.  Let’s get out there and help this guy.  If we don’t, Sanford will win the primary, and promptly get taken down by even a lukewarm democrat.

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Detroit Demands Payback From Obama, In the Form of a Bailout

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If you want to see sense of entitlement, or the mindset that demands something for nothing.  Take a look at the following, as a City Council member from Detroit gives a great exhibition of both…

Fox 2 News Headlines

The city of Detroit faces a major financial crisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help.

City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month’s election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city. (Click the video player to listen)

“Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,” said Watson. “Of course, not just that, but why not?”

At one time, this would have been considered shameful. Now, it’s openly discussed in public meetings. But, let’s not call it dependency, right?

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What Does The Future Hold For Us? What Is The Real Problem? Who Is The Real Enemy? What Is Their Objective?

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[Folks, forgive me if I ramble today. But, that is the mind-set I am in.]

No one can see into the future. That is a given. And yet, it is absolutely necessary to be concerned about our future and, therefore, try as best we can to anticipate what is coming. To do otherwise would be to stick our collective heads in the sand. There is really only two things we meer mortals can in trying to project into the future. One is to be observant about what has happened, what is happening, and what is likely to happen (looking at trends) and connect the dots and see where the lines that are formed are pointing. The other important tool we have is history. There are so many lessons we can learn from history. History does repeat itself. It is truly amazing how inept mankind has been in learning from history.

In the week that has passed since the election, many conservative pundits and bloggers have been busy analyzing what went wrong and making suggest of what we patriots can do to take our America back. There are many different opinions and many different ideas about what we should do going forward. I say to these people GOD BLESS YOU!  God _Bless _ You! Because that tells me that there are many patriots out there who have not thrown-in the towel. And, I am not surprised by that. True lovers of freedom never quit. Now, it is true that many of the bloggers I follow have been silent this past week. Others have announced that they will be posting less often. I suspect most of them will come back.

One of the problems that I strongly feel must be addressed in the coming weeks and months by we patriots, is to come to a general agreement of what our real problem is that we are facing together. Right now there is no agreement among us. The first step in solving a problem is not only to recognize that there is a problem; but to clearly define what the problem is. It is pf paramount importance to identify who our real enemy is. What faces us is complex in the extreme. In my experience. the best way to solve complex problems is to break it down into less complex parts and attack those parts separately. Although complex problems have many parts to them, if the problem is properly identified, those parts all point to the same thing. They all point to some end point X. When we have collectively identified the real problem we are facing and who are real enemies are, then we will have a clearer picture of what X is. Only when we have done this can we begin  to assess the strengths and weaknesses of our enemy and begin to develop strategies that give us the best chance of defeating them.

I can not emphasize enough how important I think it is that WE IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM,  IDENTIFY THE ENEMY, IDENTIFY THEIR GOAL. To that end, I intend to dedicate this blog to bring us together to debate exactly that, at least for a while. I have some ideas that I will throw out for discussion. Some of them you will not like. In some cases you will undoubtedly think that the old man has his tin-foil hat screwed on too tight again. That’s okay! All I ask of you is not to abandon me in this effort. If you think I am wrong, please make your case. Most importantly is if you have other ideas, put them out there so we can all debate them.

Tomorrow I am going to challenge a commonly held opinion by conservatives. Keep the faith, my friends. Join me in trying to come to agreement about what the problem is, who the enemy is, and what their objective is. This is important. Very, very important! I have never been so sure of anything in my life. If we fail to do this, we will be like Don Quijote tilting at windmills.

Well, now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Conservatives on Fire

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AFL-CIO Threatens Voters? “Your Voting Record is a Matter of Public Record”

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In a rather interesting mailer sent to Oregon Residents, the ALF-CIO seems to indicate that they know how people voted in previous elections.  Union Label has more…

A mailer sent to Oregon voters by the AFL-CIO warns that their voting history is a matter of public record, Breitbart.com reported Wednesday.

“Your voting history is a matter of public record,” the mailer declares, implying that the union can determine how people vote.

“The reverse cover of the pamphlet features an historic photograph of a union strike, in which the worker in front is carrying a poster that reads: ‘DO NOT CROSS OUR PICKET LINE,’” Breitbart News said.

The blogger who sent the mailer to Breitbart wrote that the union calls “all the time” asking “all sorts of questions about who we would vote for.” The blogger wrote that “if we say ‘we will NOT vote for Obama,’ they hang up.”

We know how you vote and we know where you live.

The Examiner has a scan of the mailer…

Indeed.  While the voting records do show that a person voted, it does not show HOW they voted.  But, I would guess that the AFL-CIO is relying on voters to not know that, and be afraid that thugs might pay them a visit.

I wonder how many people will be afraid, and how many more will be angered.  A lot of people don’t take kindly to thinly veiled threats.  This little exercise might just backfire.

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Romney Recommends the Small Business Owners Warn Employees of Obama Second Term: Liberals Upset

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What happens when Mitt Romney recommends that business owners talk to their employees about the consequences of a second Obama term?  Upset liberals! Here is the “leaked” video…

And, here is commentary from Working in These Times…

In the June call, Romney went on to reassure his audience that it is perfectly legal for them to talk to their employees about how to vote:

Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision and of course doing that with your family and your kids as well. 

He’s correct that such speech is now legal for the first time ever, thanks to the Citizen United ruling, which overturned previous Federal Election Commission laws that prohibited employers from political campaigning among employees. 

In the post-Citizens United era, “there is not much political protection for at-will employees in the private sector workplace,” explains University of Marquette Law Professor Paul Secunda, a pro-union labor lawyer. “It is conceivable, under the current legal regime, that an employer like Koch could actually get away with forcing his employees, on pains of termination, to campaign for a given candidate or political party.”

And, here is some more from Think Regress…

There have already been some reports of employers suggesting how their employees should cast their ballots. A CEO of a Florida resort company threatened to fire his employees if Obama won. The CEO of a timeshare company did the same. And the famous right-wing Koch brothers warned of “consequences” of not voting for Romney.

Now, let’s take a second and look at this, because hypocrisy abounds…

1.  An employer has no way of knowing how an employee voted.  How can they, with the secret ballot?  However, unions want to get rid of secret ballot elections for their purposes.  They want employees to sign a card, in the open view of union representatives,  so they will know exactly who supported the union.  That, and they’ll know their address, phone number, and the like.  But, that’s OK, because they’re liberals.

2.  No employer, in any scenario discussed, has threatened employees.  What they have done is told employees that Obama and his policies are so bad for business that some may may have to do layoffs to stay in business.  And, it would also be logical to predict that many small businesses may go under entirely in Obama term two, because they won’t be able to afford all of the new taxes and  regulations.  But, unions can offer all sorts if dire predictions, and it’s perfectly OK, even when none of them come to pass.

3.  Citizens United did removed restrictions from employees that allows them to share information with their employees.  But, once again, that only serves to level the playing field.  For places where people are forced to join a union, they union bosses have been telling people how to vote for decades.  Essentially, liberals don’t want balance in the workplace anymore than they want in on the airwaves.  They seek to control information, so this is an affront to that intent.

4.  Remember this story about union bosses fining members if they did not support Elizabeth Warren?

In the end, this appears to be a classic case of liberal projection.  They use lies, threats and intimidation to get their people in line, and to silence dissent in the ranks.  Since they do this as standard practice, it’s reasonable to assume that they would assume others do it to, even if the others are not.

 

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Obama to Illegally Delay Upcoming Layoffs, Promises to Cover Companies Fines and Expenses

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What happens when layoffs are coming…lots of them, and the law dictates that they be announced just before the election?  Apparently, the Obama administration is allowing companies to skate, while promising to cover their expenses for breaking the law.  Michelle Malkin has the rest.  

According to the WARN Act, employers must provide 60 days notice to workers, labor union reps, local governments, etc., in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs that fall within the parameters of the Act.

Defense contractor layoffs due to sequestration cuts (that Obama is pictured above announcing in January of this year) are looming January 2, 2013. This means that federal law will require those companies to issue thousands of “you’re out of a job” notices mere days before the November election. If you’re the Obama administration this makes you more nervous than watching Joe Biden start to talk about Dunkin’ Donuts. What to do? Simple — ask the contractors to ignore the law and promise them that taxpayers will cover possible fines and extra costs associated with any subsequent non-compliance judgments:

The Obama administration issued new guidance intended for defense contractors Friday afternoon, reiterating the administration’s position that the companies should not be issuing layoff notices over sequestration.

The Labor Department issued guidance in July saying it would be “inappropriate” for contractors to issue notices of potential layoffs tied to sequestration cuts. But a few contractors, most notably Lockheed Martin, said they still were considering whether to issue the notices — which would be sent out just days before the November election.

But the Friday guidance from the Office of Management and Budget raised the stakes in the dispute, telling contractors that they would be compensated for legal costs if layoffs occur due to contract cancellations under sequestration — but only if the contractors follow the Labor guidance.

The guidance said that if plant closings or mass layoffs occur under sequestration, then “employee compensation costs for [Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification] WARN act liability as determined by a court” would be paid for covered by the contracting federal agency.

So, the POTUS doesn’t want the effects of his policies to be readily apparent right before the election, so he’ll let companies skate on the law so a crapton of people don’t get laid off just in time to realize that Obama hosed them.

That’s transparency, right?

There is even more at Michelle Malkin, get over there and see the rest.

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One Million in Ohio With “ObamaPhones.” Is the Administration Trying to “Buy” Votes?

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We’ve covered the reaction to Romney’s great truth, also known as the “47% Speech.”  We’ve shown the videos of people saying that they’ll vote for Obama because he gave them “stuff.”  Then, we see this, from Dayton Daily News, that shows that quite a few Ohioans are holding “ObamaPhones.”

A program that provides subsidized phone service to low-income individuals has nearly doubled in size in Ohio in the past year — now covering more than a million people. At the same time, federal officials say they’re reining in waste, fraud and abuse in the program.

The Federal Communications Commission announced recently that reforms have saved $43 million since January and are expected to save $200 million by year’s end. In Ohio, savings are expected to be $2.9 million a year.

The program in Ohio cost $26.9 million in the first quarter of 2012, the most recent data available, versus $15.6 million in the same timeframe in 2011. Compared to the first quarter of 2011, the number of people in the program nearly doubled to more than a million.

Growth could cost everyone who owns a phone. The program is funded through the “Universal Service Fund” charge on phone bills — usually a dollar or two per bill — and the amount of the fee is determined by the cost of this and other programs.

A growth of $100 million in this program could result in an increased fee of a few cents on the average bill, according to officials from the agency that administers the program. The total cost of the program nationwide was $1.5 billion in 2011, up from $1.1 billion in 2010.

So, Ohio is a battleground state, and has a bunch of electoral votes. And, in an election year, there is a sudden spike in free cell phones given to citizens?

Coincidence?  I think not.

Dependency?  Absolute and intentional.

The administration is trying to buy the election with trinkets.  And, any American should be insulted by that.

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November 7, 2012 _ Romney Wins By A Landslide!

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In the interest of sanity, I felt compelled to find something up-lifting to write about today. In spite of the left stream Media’s consistent predictions of an Obama win in November, the reports of Romney’s political death are premature. I think it is not out of the realm of possibilities  that Mitt Romney will win by a landslide. A landslide to me would have Romney at 55%, Obama at 41%, and Gary Johnson at 4%. believe it or not, I have some support for being so optimistic.

A dear commenter here at CoF left a link to this Business Insider article that claims Romney has a big October surprise planned for President Obama.

This is what people are still not grasping about Romney: He’s about to open up the money floodgates in a way that Obama can’t match.

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Both Romney and Obama have been fundraising consistently for months. But Romney has kept his head down and his account flush, and didn’t try to compete with the Olympics, the Conventions, or the recent mediocre press. He was competent enough to realize that the Obama campaign had to hemorrhage cash in order to maintain their numbers.

And now, he’s got a massive upper hand, which very few people are talking about. Once he and his surrogates carpet bomb the swing states with adverts, by shear mathematics Obama will take a small but predictable dive in the polls.  In the middle of October, Mitt starts looking like a contender again.

We conservatives know and accept that the media is in the tank for Obama and they are going to continue covering for his failures and try to convince voters that a Romney presidency would be a disaster for the middle class. Also, we tend to think that the polls claiming a very tight race or Obama ahead are intentionally biased toward Obama. But, maybe there is a different  explanation of the polls. This article at examiner.com reports on an organization called UnSkewedPolls. The folks at UnSewedPolls say that the companies doing the polling are using a 2008 model of the voter breakdown between Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. They claim that when these poll  results are unskewed to reflect today’s break down of voters, the results look very different.

While Mitt Romney enjoys a 47 percent to 46 percent lead over President Obama in theRasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll released today, he has taken a 7.8 percent lead in the UnSkewedPolls.com average of unskewed polls.

So, not as big a spread as I am predicting, But 7.8% is not too shabby. And, I have more supporting evidence of a big Romney win. A moth ago I bookmarked a John Hayward article at Human Events. He tells us about a couple of professor at the University of Colorado that have an amazing track record of predicting electoral college results.

Professors Ken Bickers and Michael Berry, of the University of Colorado, have a system for predicting the Electoral College outcomes of presidential races.  Their model has accurately forecast the winner of every presidential race since 1980.  According to an article published by UC-Boulder, they even got the Perot-flavored election of 1992, and the Bush-Gore photo finish in 2000, right.

This year, the Bickers-Berry model shows Mitt Romney winning with 320 electoral votes to Obama’s 218, with a 20-vote margin of error.  A popular vote margin of 53-47 percent in Romney’s favor is predicted.

I could live with those results! And then there is this article at American Thinker that may help explain why Obama is going to lose big time.

When Barack Obama suddenly changed his position on gay marriage, many people (including me) predicted that this could have a dampening effect on black turnout, because many black churches take their Scripture quite seriously.  It might be too much to expect black pastors to urge their flocks to vote for a Republican (and Mormon) candidate, but staying home and not voting might well be an option to protest the discarding of a bedrock tenet of faith.

The Associated Press is now reporting that this scenario may indeed be developing:

So, cheer up, folks. Obama is toast! I am so up beat that tomorrow I am going to be so bold as to offer some advice to President Romney. and, here is a suggestion for you, dear friends. Share a little fruitcake with Jimmy Buffett.  It’ll make you feel better.

Well, now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Conservatives on Fire

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The Theory Of Evolution, Obama-Style

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“Out of 28 states where constitutional amendments or initiatives that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman were put on the ballot in a voter referendum, voters in all 28 states voted to approve such amendments.“  —  Wikipedia

In keeping with his tradition of giving the American people what they don’t want, the progressive panderer ensconced in the Oval Office has gotten behind gay marriage, so to speak, while describing his previous public vacillations on the issue (always tailored, if less than impeccably, to an election year audience) as “evolutions”.  Funny choice of words, that, since if homosexuality was the norm throughout nature, there would be no species left to evolve from — no birds, no bees, and, best of all, no ‘Bama. But, leaving aside the trappings of religion, marriage is no more a legal and societal framework designed for the protection of the offspring resulting from the bonding of a man and a woman. Consequently, there can be no true marriage between same-sex individuals, only sterile pretense.

Obama knows this, of course, but as a cultural and political Marxist, the destruction of society’s norms is a necessary revolutionary tactic:

The Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci and Hungarian Marxist Georg Lukacs contributed the most to this new cultural Marxism.  Among Marxists, Gramsci is noted for his theory that cultural hegemony is the means to class dominance. In his view, a new “Communist man” had to be created through a changed culture before any political revolution was possible… Georg Lukacs believed that for a new Marxist culture to emerge, the existing culture must be destroyed. He said, “I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution to the cultural contradictions of the epoch…. Such a worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.”  (Discover The Networks)

Despite cadres of committed radicals within the government, a news media subservient to the progressive ideology, a network of subversive intellectuals operating through the federally subsidized university system, and an entertainment industry increasingly devoted to the celebration of the perverse, selling communist cultural revolution to free American citizens is proving somewhat onerous:

Alarm Grows Among Dems About Obama’s Chances

[…] Some of the problems were just bad luck (hookers), some were just blunders (hot mic) but much of the rest has been about Obama trying to galvanize his base coalition and secure the massive donations he needs to finance the most expensive campaign in history.

His trip to New York on Monday was the best example yet. Obama delivered a groaner of a speech at Barnard College in which he did everything but shout “girl power” at the end.

And then in an appearance on a left-leaning ladies chat show, ABC’s “The View,” Obama rhapsodized about his partial reversion to previous support for gay marriage in advance of attending a fundraiser with his party’s fundraising shop for “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender” Democrats that featured Ricky Martin, he of Menudo, bikini briefs and “She Bangs.”

You need money to win Ohio, but it may not be worth the price of all this gay pride to get it.

A look at Gallup’s current electoral map serves to prove the point:

[…] If President Obama carries only those states where he had a net positive approval rating in 2011 (e.g. Michigan where he is up 48 percent to 44 percent), Obama would lose the 2012 election to the Republican nominee 323 electoral votes to 215.  (Conservative Byte)

That, folks, is what is known as an ol’ fashioned, country a** kicking.  Maybe there’s hope for us yet.

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A Simple Graph on Jobs

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This is what the election is about this year.

Yes, it is important that our foreign policy goals have been accomplished- killing bin Laden, finishing up in Iraq, continuing to pressure terrorists around the world, encouraging revolutions aimed at toppling autocratic dictators, etc. Yes, it is important that many of our foreign policy goals have not been accomplished- those revolutions have resulted in less friendly and liberty loving people taking control, many revolutions were not supported, free trade agreements were not passed, rogue nations have continued to advance in weaponry, our allies are collapsing economically, our enemies are growing in power, Afghanistan is not being won, etc.
But the reality is that without a solid economic base, it is impossible to build an effective foreign policy. And under President Obama- inaugurated in January of 2009 and still in office- the number of people who have been unable to find jobs or who are underemployed has gone up and stayed up. The unemployment rate is not 8%, or whatever the bureaucrats quote it as- the unemployment rate is much higher than that. The number of people underemployed or without a job is 20%- 1 in 5 people- and has been such now for almost 4 years and likely will continue to be such if Obama gets reelected.This election is about jobs. It’s that simple.

President Romney and a Republican Congress (Democrats took over in 2007, when the numbers were the lowest on the above graph, and the numbers went up after that) might not be able to return our nation back to where it used to be- but we know for a fact that Obama and the Democrats can’t do that and can at best borrow and spend trillions of dollars just to keep our nation with high unemployment and underemployment.

Let’s change that graph. Romney and the Republicans in 2012 is the best hope of that.

H/T New York Times for putting together this graphic.

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Santorum Wins the Important Megadeth Endorsement

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In an, shall we say, interesting turn of events, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has endorsed Rick Santorum for POTUS…

“Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable,” Mustaine recently told MusicRadar.com.  “… You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I’m hoping that if it does come down to it, we’ll see a Republican in the White House… and that it’s Rick Santorum.”

What this means for Santorum is unclear, but what is clear is that Mustaine gets it….

“I’m just hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican,” he said. “I can’t bear to watch what’s happened to our great country. Everybody’s got their head in the sand. Everybody in the industry is like, ‘Oh, Obama’s doing such a great job. …’ I don’t think so. Not from what I see.”

Well, that was somewhat of a surprise to me, but he at least seems to be observing what is going on in the country.  And, since we discussed a metal band, I thought a video would be in order…

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Chuck Norris Roundhouse Kicks Mitt, Rick and Ron…

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Chuck Norris, famed martial artist, action movie and television star has thrown a heart punch and told Newt he’s got his back saying, “we need a veteran of political war who has already fought Goliath.” In an article Norris wrote for World Net Daily, he says:

“President Obama has tried and failed miserably to fix our economy, deepening us and our posterity into more than $6 trillion in additional national debt – something he criticized former President Bush for as “unpatriotic” and “irresponsible.” Yet unemployment rates remain at higher levels than when Obama was elected, and the dollar is as unstable as the Middle East.

 As important as it is, now is not the time to be mincing through minutiae and infighting via typical partisan battles. Rome is burning, and we need to appoint the best firemen possible to rush in and put out her fury. What’s critical at this point is to appoint a commander in chief who can clearly lead America to a more solvent and secure future.

No man or candidate is perfect. We all have skeletons in our closet. If buried bones became unforgivable bones of contention, the world would never know or will never know another Benjamin Franklin, King David and others like them. We must remember that we’re electing a president, not a pastor or pope. And with the mainstream media and a billion-dollar Obama campaign coffer on the president’s side, we need a veteran of political war who has already fought Goliath, because he will be facing Goliath’s bigger brother.”

He then goes on to explain that he developed 10 questions to find our next POTUS.

“In the last few editions of my weekly column, I detailed “10 questions to find our next president” in no particular order of importance. I proposed that the name of the candidate that fills the majority of the answers deserved readers’ vote.

For my wife, Gena, and I, we sincerely believe former Speaker Newt Gingrich is the answer to most of those questions and deserves our endorsement and vote.

We agree with our friend and governor of the great state of Texas, Rick Perry, when he suspended his campaign and endorsed Gingrich, that Newt “has the heart of a conservative reformer.” We believe Newt’s experience, leadership, knowledge, wisdom, faith and even humility to learn from his failures (personal and public) can return America to her glory days. And he is the best man left on the battlefield who is able to outwit, outplay and outlast Obama and his campaign machine.”

It is a good article and well worth the read.

I know that when it comes down to it that celebrity endorsements aren’t that big of a deal, but it is a whole lot better to see a celebrity endorse a Conservative rather than the typical Hollywood leftist mooning over a Lib/Prog politician.

 

 

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Imagining A Brighter Future: Stocking a Romney Administration with Conservative Talent

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Let’s think big picture here folks- in 2012, we have a chance to elect to the House and Senate people (and I honestly don’t care what party they are from) who will push for a balanced budget, reform of our entitlement programs so that they will be more fiscally sound, protection of private property, lower and more fair tax rates (more fair means flatter with less loopholes for politically connected elites), less regulations on businesses, more liberty and freedom for consumers and investors, and increased efficiency in the delivery of government services. These sorts of ‘tea party’ Congressman will drive the agenda, generate ideas, and provide oversight to the other two branches.

In the meantime, we have a chance to rally behind an effective and able clerk of a President, Mitt Romney, who will capably exercise the executive powers of the United States and serve as a good diplomat, effective CEO, able commander-in-chief, and solid head of state. Sure, he probably isn’t going to generate the ideas, drive the agenda, or be a mover-and-shaker in the White House- but he’ll be good enough for the next 4 to 8 years, and that’s okay too.

Furthermore, if the Republican Party rallies behind Romney and helps him to defeatBarack Obama, there is an opportunity to stock his administration with the kid of talent that will help set up the future of our nation over the next several years. Romney can name as his Vice President or put in his administration as top cabinet officers some young, exciting, conservatives- people who currently are not considered for the President because they lack executive experience and a track record of success at the national level- the very things that they can get while serving in a Romney administration. Remember people, this isn’t a liberal blog, so I don’t think people are just entitled to positions of authority and power and I actually think results and experience matter- so let’s give our young, exciting, conservative Tea Party voices the experience and track record of success to pair with their ideas and views, and assure our nation a brighter future.

Previously I have suggested that he name as his Vice President Sarah Palin, arguing that she would be a positive asset to his campaign and would provide his administration with a great voice (I’ve also suggested that Palin be named as Secretary of Energy, another effective use of her talents). Other great candidates who Romney could pick for Vice President or Cabinet positions are Michelle Bachmann,Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Allen West, Jeb Bush, or even Rand Paul. All of these people would balance the ticket and be the sort of young, exciting, passionate conservatives who would bring a great voice to Washington and get experience and gain in leadership to set up future runs for the President. Imagine all of them in an administration headed up by Romney with a Republican Congress dominated by tea-party types, and your day is sure to brighten!

Even further outside the box though is Condoleezza Rice. People aren’t talking about her, but she would make an amazing VP and addition to the ticket, and if not VP she could step in right away and be an immediate asset as a cabinet Secretary of State.The Washington Times recently reminded that she is still out there:

…America’s first black female secretary of state is quietly positioning herself to be the top choice of the eventual Republican presidential nominee, ready to deliver bona fide foreign-policy credentials lacking among the candidates. The 56-year-old has recently raised her profile, releasing her memoir in November and embarking on a monthlong book tour.

After 2 1/2 years as a professor at Stanford, Miss Rice is reportedly getting “antsy” to get back into the political game. “She’s ready to go,” said one top source.

Ready indeed. She still rises at 5:30 a.m. and runs through a vigorous P90X workout. (Her guns are now a match for those of first lady Michelle Obama.) Sure, she’s been playing a lot of golf, and no doubt banging on the piano (sometimes with cellist Yo-Yo Ma), but she’s clearly ready for more.

Her addition to the ticket, which wouldn’t come until late next summer, would dramatically change the dynamics of the 2012 election. As a black woman – her family has roots in the Deep South stretching back to beforeCivil War era, and worked as sharecroppers after emancipation – she would mute Democrats’ charges of racism among conservatives, especially tea party members. And her sex would likely prompt moderate women to take a serious look at the Republican ticket….

I know many of us want the Presidential candidate from the Republican Party to be the bold, bright conservative that boldly shoots tea party values, but the truth of the matter is that generic Republican does better in the general election than anyone matching that description, and so let’s pick generic Republican Romney, win the election, and then staff his administration with the future. Get excited people!

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