Democrats Want House Back, But Don’t Want Pelosi Back

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Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch wants to dump Nancy Pelosi so Dems can get House back

Hat/Tip to IOTWReport.com.

So even the Left has a point in which someone of their own can wear out her welcome…

Who’d A Thunk It?

There is growing consensus in the House is that their only chance to retake the House is to move Nancy Pelosi out the door.  Not even the biggest propagandist the democrats have in the tamestream media will not predict that happening in 2016.  Even the democrats like Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, who want to dump Pelosi knows it will take more than one election to regain their power.  I agree with him but while he thinks it will take two elections, I think a minimum of three will be needed.  Why?  Because Pelosi won’t step down until this term is up and republicans use her as the boogeyman under the bed to voters.  No one wants to see her back in power.

The democrats in the House are watching what’s happening in the senate with keen interest.  Harry Reid is stepping down and instead of Dick Durbin, who’s turn has come is watching as Chuck Schumer passes him by.  In fact, Durbin is being pushed out of leadership entirely.  Like a Mafia boss, Schumer wants people who owe their positions to him.  Elizabeth Warren and Claire McCaskill are likely contenders for number 2 and 3.

Democrats in the House are also looking to copy the Gingrich example.  The first thing Newt did was put the old bulls out to pasture.  Instead of the time honored tradition of awarding committee chairmanships by seniority, he picked them for their loyalty and their abilities.  Putting John Kasich, the current governor of Ohio, in charge of the budget is a perfect example.  It was he and not Bill Clinton who balanced the first budget in many years.  That also led to Newt’s downfall as you can turn the old bulls away but you can’t make them like it.

Everyone else knows, but one can only wonder if Pelosi herself will admit that she screwed up her party’s majority…?

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Let’s face it, Steve Israel gave the democrats the House majority and Nancy Pelosi destroyed the party and lost the majority single handedly.  To fully understand how she did that, you need to see how Steve Israel orchestrated the takeover of the House.  He injected reality into the equation.  There were some districts in the country that just weren’t going to elect a liberal democrat no matter what.  In those districts, he recruited moderates that would make it difficult for the voters to distinguish between the candidates and it worked.  Thirty eight members of the democratic caucus were moderates. Sure, they voted against leadership sometimes but the democrats were in the driver’s seat and could afford a few defectors.

Then the democrats won control of the House and Pelosi decided she was elected Queen and not Speaker.  It became worse once Obama was elected. (Everything for everybody got worse under Obama)  Pelosi started writing all the bills in the privacy of her office and moderates had no access to her at all.  As a result, they had nothing to show to the voters and in 2010 most of them were defeated with the balance losing their seats in 2014.  Now, they are 59 seats down and they need a net gain of 30 seats to win the House back.

But will she stick it out or bow out?

By the end of this year or the first of next year, expect nancy pelosi to announce her retirement.  She’d rather retire than to be voted out as the minority leader in 2017.

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President Bush Just Blew His Audience Away With 12 Words Obama Would Never Say

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President Bush @ Military Service Initiative 2015

 

Hat/Tip to the Conservative Tribune.

This man constantly demonstrates two things: Class and Leadership.

President George W. Bush left the the crowd in awe of his words at the Military Services Initiative Summit on Feb. 18th to support post 9/11 veterans and their families.

Like most former presidents, Bush is always asked about what he misses most about being in the Oval Office.

At first, he joked around saying that he missed the Air Force accommodating him with a shower on the airplane that flew him around. He also joked about the inconvenience of having to stop at stop lights as a civilian.

But then things got very serious, as Bush reflected on the things and people he missed the most.

I miss saluting those who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way,” the former president said. “And I have vowed that for the remainder of my life that I will do all I can do to help our vets.”


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America is in danger … We need a real American leader

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This is just a rant. I’m saddened about the direction America is being taken.

I sometimes wonder where have all the men gone. I mean real men like General Douglas MacArthur and other great generals and patriots who had the ability to recognize danger to the United States and wouldn’t hesitate to act against that danger.

America’s homeland has been attacked by Muslim terrorists, albeit it’s alleged the U.S. government was at the very least complicit in that, but nonetheless the result of the tragic events of 9/11/2001 led us into war with Afghanistan and Iraq.  We’ve accomplished little. The perpetrators of 9/11/2001 are either walking around free or died and not as a result of the United States executing vengeance on them. Yeah, Barack claimed he killed Osama Bin Laden, but the weird thing is we never say the body and the story of how that was accomplished has change a dozen times Barack, being the proven, certified pathological liar that he is expects us to believe him at face value. I’m sure there are plenty of liberals out there who do, but for me when someone lies to me not just once but time and again, I have the tendency to never trust anything they say. Just sayin’.

Okay, we have Islamists across the globe who have been breathing out threatenings for years now against the United States. It’s a given Islamists hate America and Americans. I mean those guys/gals really hate us. Those of us who have paid even the slightest bit of attention have seen the videos of the beheadings of Americans … innocent Americans, and yet we’ve done nothing. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have gotten us nowhere.  Only thousands of good U.S. servicemen and women killed.

As of late it was reported that Saudi Arabia had a pretty heavy hand in the attacks on America on 9/11/2001. I mean like heavy. What was it? Something like 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis? (a bunch were later discovered alive, but I digress)

I heard that G.W. Bush blocked out at least 28 full pages of the congressional report so … well … who knows? We’ll never see it. You know, “no cover up there!”

Most of us know and realize Muslims in general (not all) hate Americans. And this isn’t known just by words but by actions as well. So what do we have? There are people who want to destroy the United States, and are killing Americans at every opportunity and we have a so-called ”president” who not only coddles the enemy, but arms them as well. We have leaders, the president, the Congress who refuse to do anything about the imminent threat to America. They are lost on illusions or they are corrupt and compromised. When someone is threatening to kill you, you do not have the option to look the other way or think of other things more pleasant. You should be forced to deal with that threat …

Folks we are in very deep do-do. We’ve allowed the fox to guard the hen-house and that fox is cleaning house.  Now on a personal level, is there one person reading this who actually believes those in our government has the interest of the citizenry at the forefront of his/her mind or agenda? I can’t see it. America has been run by globalists for decades now. Those who have the “global society’s” interest in mind … not America’s.

From the beginning of time mankind all around the world has endured  oppression.  I think every people throughout the ages has been subject to rulers who has sought only their own power and used force, violence, deceit and every other ungodly means to keep and strengthen that power.

Then came the United States. Men were free to excel and live without fear of oppression. Sure, the United States had her problems, she is made up of human beings. But this great nation became what she is today through people who did build their own businesses and were free to set in motion their own ideas and those ideas provided a better life for all. America has a history a heritage and has done more good than any other nation ever. There are those who focus on the negative, such as slavery. But when good men realized their error they corrected it … through blood, sweat and tears and America rose above the racial bias and bigotry which once kept her down. Only those who profit personally keep that alive.

Anyway, I got off topic here which I have the tendency to do. Forgive me. My point is folks there is a genuine force seeking to destroy the United States and unless we find some real men/women who will confront this danger, we’re finished. America will be just another spot at the table of the United Nations. No history, no heritage. Just another European nation.

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Most of you know I’m no fan of John Boehner.  It was an epic failure by the House Republicans when they voted him back in as Speaker this past January.  The Republicans once again let an opportunity get away from them to turn this thing around and make a difference.  Today I was listening to Sean Hannity on the radio and he was interviewing John Boehner.  Nothing Boehner said inspired or gave me hope as a conservative.  He is the poster child for the establishment and as long as he remains as Speaker of the House conservatism will suffer.  Today Mark Levin commented on the interview and he didn’t mince words when it came to how he felt.

Last week when Boehner and the Republican leadership passed a continuing resolution that did not include the defunding of Obamacare and didn’t cut spending.  That alone should tell you enough about where the Republican leadership really stands with both issues.  And as long as the government can continue to live on continuing resolutions the defunding of Obamacare in the Ryan budget is nothing more than a bone being thrown to the base.  They all know it’s not going anywhere.  Budgets are a thing of the past.  Heck we haven’t had a budget in four years and Obamacare has still been fully funded.  I mean do they think we’re really that stupid?  All their actions say yes.

The only way the conservative agenda will move forward again is when this Republican leadership has been replaced.  These guys are nothing but “blue dog” Democrats calling themselves Republicans.  It’s time for them to go.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!

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The Self Fullfilling Prophesy of Zero Leadership

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Does hysteria breed hysteria? I think that is the message of Professor Larry Kotlikoff;s article at VOX.

Imagine that you are an employer. Every day you hear, “the economy’s going over a fiscal cliff. Tax hikes and spending cuts totalling $600 billion will kill the economy”. Everyone is saying it – the politicians, the media, the economists, the Fed, the CBO, the IMF. So it must be true. Sure, the Republicans and Democrats may make a deal and save the day. But these guys never agree and, meanwhile, economic doomsday – January 1st – is just weeks away.

What do you do? Do you wait for your customers to disappear, as they surely will, or do get a head start and start firing now – or at least stop hiring? You get a head start And in so doing, you make the prophecy come true. Other firms see less demand from your erstwhile and prospective workers. But the other firms – there are 30 million of them – all do the same thing. So, voilà, you see fewer customers and weren’t all the pundits right. And weren’t you smart to get a leg up?

The professor then makes a case that the crisis of 2008 was more the result of panic than anything else. Hmmm. I don’t know Professor. There was a little thing of losing 40 to 50% of the value of one’s home that is something worth panicking about, I think.

Then he moves on to talk about what is occupying the President and Congress today; the Fiscal Cliff. He says that all the scare talk is causing businesses to take measure that will ensure that we have a recession. But, it seems to this humble observer that Kotlikoff contradicts himself with these two statements.

Let us be clear; absent collective panic, our economy will not implode if we move from running a 7% of GDP deficit to a 3% of GDP deficit. The Federal Government ran deficits of 3% or less during most of the post-war era and the economic sky did not fall in.

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Ten thousand baby boomers are retiring each day. Within two decades all 78 million will be retired and collecting $40,000 per person (in today’s dollars), on average, from these three programs. These and other projected expenditures combined with our low average tax rates – historically speaking – have produced not a fiscal cliff but a fiscal abyss. The fiscal gap separating the present values of all future expenditures and all future revenues is now $222 trillion.

It seems to me that a $16 trillion debt, the insolvency of Social Security and Medicare, and the devastating burden of ObamaCare along with a deluge of new regulations to cripple businesses are more than enough reason to panic.

But, maybe the professor agrees with me after all:

As we justify doing far too little far too late, the fiscal gap, the only economically appropriate measure of our government’s true indebtedness, is growing at a colossal pace – by $11 trillion over the past year alone. To put $11 trillion in perspective, it’s as large as the entire stock of official debt in the hands of the public. So if we want to panic, there is something real to panic about. It’s the fiscal abyss, not the fiscal cliff.

And then again, maybe he doesn’t agree with me

But, of course, what is needed is not panic, but leadership. The President and other politicians need to stop scaring the nation. In so doing they are coordinating everyone’s expectations on recession and, thereby, assuring it will come. Two thirds of the public are now convinced the economy will face major problems come January 1st (Cowan 2012), whilst corporate America is already cutting back on investing and hiring (Son 2012).

If Congress remains deadlocked – which seems likely – and recession ensues, both parties will say “I told you so”. What they will miss is that their telling us so, not making minor fiscal adjustments relative to what’s needed, will likely be the true source of the recession. Our economy is crazy enough. We don’t need hysterical leaders to make it more so.

Leadership??? When is the last time anyone has seen any signs of leadership in Washington? No, Professor, I think Americans have every reason in the world to panic These clowns are going to take us down while playing their blame game. We are not going to find any leadership, Professor.

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

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Obama's "Chief" Problem

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One can only speculate why Obama chose West Point to as his podium for his Afghanistan speech. Perhaps he thought it would give him that “Commander in Chief” look. The cadets didn’t seem to see him all that chiefly. Then again why would they. The military have laid everything on the line; a line which seems to move with the whims of Washington. Barak has blamed, delayed, and all but talked the war issue to death. What he did not do in the past months nor again last evening was instill confidence that he can be “Chief”.

A brief look at Obama’s history shows that he is willing to allow the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service take responsibility for Administration actions. He seems unwilling to prosecute any real criminals and will all too easily make Americans the criminals. Last night he telegraphed his punches to the Taliban and told them what to expect and for how long. When you look at the rules of engagement that he has saddled out troops with they are fighting uphill in every direction.

Our soldiers in Afghanistan can’t engage the enemy if civilians are present. They may not conduct searches unannounced nor at night. If they see the enemy, they are not to fire until the enemy engages them. Who in the hell does Obama think he is and what gives him the right to neuter our troops like that.

Chris Matthews said that Obama’s speech was given in the “enemy camp” and went on to comment how lackluster the cadet’s response was to the “O” speech. Duh! Many of these cadets will soon be deployed to fight within these confining rules for a president whom appears is not all that committed to winning.

Everyone knew when Obama was elected that he was short on experience and long on talk. Forty minutes into his speech last night only proved that he can talk long and loud. Perhaps he thought his facial expression and tone of voice would show his resolve. For a community organizer they may just get it done: speak a bunch of hype and hope the crowd gets involved and does the heavy lifting for you. None of the great leaders have ever been talkers. They have been doers. “Commander in Chief” is not a title; it is a responsibility.

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