Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Stupid Party" At It Again

RNC fires ‘bondage-gate’ staffer as critics circle Michael Steele

IMNSHO the Republican Party has been handed the November elections on a silver platter by Obama and Pelosi forcing their so-called "health care reform" down the electorate's throat.  It's theirs to lose.  Sadly, stuff like this is exactly what could lose it for us.  The national level party needs to clean up their act, buy a clue, plug into the conservative grassroots and get moving for this election season.

Step one should be to replace Mr. Steele, who seems to keep trying to out-Obama Obama when comes to cluefulness and integrity.  We need a party chair with a wide appeal including the party base, who understands what is happening outside the Beltway, and can connect to and motivate the people on the ground.

Sarah Palin has some of these qualities, but she's not connected well enough to the national party to effectively direct the party apparatus.  I think she's better as an outside agent for change who could then work with a inside reformer and strategist.

I'm not sure who a good replacement would be, but someone like a Thaddeus McCotter would fir the bill.  I would not want to lose his voice in the House, but he has a vision, knows what needs to be done, and is energetic and engaging.

The Tea Party movement is good for energizing the conservative grassroots, but I don't see them becoming a real political party.  The Tea Party energy needs to find a coherent outlet into the political arena.  If the Republican Party does not get it's act together and provide such an outlet then conservatives will continue to be fractured between the themselves, Libertarians, Constitutionalists and others.  The result will be more of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.  Shape up, or ship out.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Received from a friend:

The object of the game is to destroy American capitalism....
by having the government take over everything!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Health Care Reform - The Real Bill

The Real Arithmetic of Health Care Reform
The answer, unfortunately, is that the budget office is required to take written legislation at face value and not second-guess the plausibility of what it is handed. So fantasy in, fantasy out.
The bottom line is that the CBO "estimate" that the deficit will be reduced by $138 billion is wrong.  In reality this "reform" adds $562 billion to the deficit in the first 10 years.  Read the article for the full explanation, then weep, then get mad.


Health Care "Reform" Accountability

People should be informed about who really voted how in yesterday's abomination.  By my review of the tallies for the seven votes taken yesterday on health care reform yesterday (available here) only 10 Democrats consistently voted against this government health care system take-over and eventually bankrupting.  There were: Altmire, Barrow, Boren, Bright, Childers, Holden, McIntyre, Melancon, Ross, and Shuler. There were others that voted for some parts, or abstained for parts, or voted against the Republican attempt to table the bill, but these 10 were the only Democrats with any convictions and intelligence in this matter. If any other Democrat congresscritter claims to have been against this health care take-over they are lying.  Be forewarned.

Even worse were the two Republicans, Marchant and Rogers (AL),  who waffled on this issue.  They abstained on the very first vote to change the rules so this could even take place. Only when they saw that it was going to pass without them did they start voting against it. These two traitors need to be voted out with the rest of the weasels as soon as possible.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Neophyte

I just watched the first 2 minutes of President Obama's recent Fox News interview; frankly that's all I could stand of it.  Interesting though was his statement from 1:23 to 1:45.  In that stretch he invalidated his own party's attempt at obfuscation via the "Slaughter rule" by saying a vote for or against the bill, regardless of the procedural means by which it happens, is a vote for or against his health care reform. 

This was a rookie move in at least two ways,  First, he is so fixated on getting this particular bill passed that he has become completely oblivious to the fact that the vast majority of Americans do not want this health care reform bill.  He is driving his presidency onto the rocks for this and hopefully he'll be a one-term President as a result.

Secondly, he is taking Democrat control of the House, and probably the Senate too, down with him.  By declaring this vote a vote for or against his health care plan he has taken away a "get out of jail free" card from the Democrat reps who are up for re-election who support his bill.  Those that vote for it, regardless of the procedural maneuvers by which it comes to a vote, can no longer insulate themselves from the voters' anger by claiming they didn't really vote for the bill.  All their opponents have to do is trot out that clip and hoist them on the petards of their own President.

The dude is a clueless neophyte. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Another funny video:

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Obama At The Bat

Excellent work this is: