Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Who do YOU want to be when you grow up?

Today I am writing to all Americans…not conservatives and not liberals.

Friends, in just one week we are faced with electing the man we want to lead us forward for the next 4 years.

There are many elements we should consider as voters. As Americans I believe we all want to see:-
-          America remain free
-          America remain great
-          America remain strong
-          America remain the light on the hill
-          America remain the standard against which all others are measured
-          America remain a land of opportunity
-          America remain just
-          America remain compassionate

I truly believe we all want the same things.

One of the great things about America is that we can disagree about how we get “there”; we can disagree about where “there” even is. We can disagree with our neighbor and yet join arms to battle a common foe. We can ague vehemently about policies but will join together to help a nation in need.

So why is it that in the last four years we have seen a division, nay, many, divisions occur in the fabric of our society?

Just some of the divisions I have noticed include:-
-          The rich and the poor
-          The black and the white and the brown
-          Those with jobs and those without
-          Those in unions and those not wanting unions
-          Those on the government teat and those paying for it

Divisions of race and class have been thrust into our faces for 4 years in an attempt to make us forget that we are, together, Americans.

Political differences have torn families apart, have laid waste friendships that were expected to hold strong forever, and have pit brother against brother in a way not known since the civil war.

For over 200 years American’s have been strong, united and brave. They have held their honor and character as sacrosanct and their work ethic, determination, grit and resolve as the power that drove them forward.

For over 200 years American’s have stood hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder as the world’s evil tried to spread to this country. No Pearl Harbor could break the resolve and resourcefulness of you fine folk. No 9/11 attack by Muslim extremists could defeat your optimism. No financial turmoil of depression could break your spirit.

It did not take anything of that magnitude to degrade you….it did not take a momentous event to break your spirit…it did not even take the passage of time.

No…the American people sold their heritage in one day.

Since then, the decision of that day haunts us all, and will continue to haunt good Americans until that man no longer stalks the halls of power.

Who are you that gave up your freedoms so easily? Who are you that cast hope aside for the promise of change?  Who are you?

Watch this video….and then tell me…does this represent who you really are?

Do you really associate with those who seduce young ladies to vote with their lady parts? Or do you want all Americans to vote after fully considering ALL the implications…not just the sex?

Do you, like me, think this ad for Obama is degrading to the office of the President?


So who are you really?

Perhaps these people are more like you? After all…they are from the greatest generation. Perhaps they hold the values that you hold…perhaps you can identify with them?

Or perhaps, like me, you find this rude, crude and totally unacceptable as a political advertisement? I do not know about you, but the greatest generation, in my eyes, used to love and honor this country. These people used to be proud of their America…and now?

Who are you?

Are you like them?

Or do you find this ad insulting, and beneath the office of the President?

Perhaps this is more like you? Perhaps the use of a cute child will enable you to identify?


After all, children are the future of this country. With the right upbringing, the right support and a good education, these children will one day be handled the mantle of leadership. Is this the leadership you want them to take? Is this the person you want them to emulate?

Who are you?

Are you the first time voter looking for the big “O”, or are you the member of America’s greatest generation making threatening physical violence, or perhaps you the innocent child driven to hurling obscenities through the open window?

If you are a conservative, you must get out and vote. You MUST remove the Divider-in-Chief from office.

If you are a Democrat...you too must get out and vote, but before doing so, you must understand who you are…are you represented by these ads…and the many, many more that the left has produced that paint conservative America as extreme…or are you more like the people who stand for all those things that made America great? You have a tough decision ahead of you…choose wisely.

AS this election approaches, I am asking all Americans to put aside questions of party affiliation, to put aside questions of domestic policy and of foreign policy. I ask you to step outside of the circus that is the political sideshow full of sound bites and media filters.

And I ask you to look deep inside your heart.

I ask you to look at who you are.

Are you more like the Occupy thugs with their demands for free stuff…or are you more like the folk who simply ask for the freedom to achieve their own way? Are you more like the politicians who lie and waste your money…or are you more like the many charitable organizations who wisely spend the money you freely donate?

Are you more like the people who seek forgiveness when they do wrong, and offer forgiveness when they are wronged…or like the people who take no responsibility for their actions and blame others no matter what the situation?

Are you more like the Americans who made this country great? Or more like the Americans who produced those three videos?

Perhaps that question is too hard…perhaps I should rephrase it.

Who do you WANT to be?

Do you want to be the child hurling obscenities, the old person threatening violence or the young woman chasing the “O”?

If that is who you want to be…you know what to do.

For everybody else, the choice is simple….do the right thing!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Just 8 minutes

 About 8 minutes of your time...and I promise, you will never be the same again....



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Laughter is NOT the best medicine!

Much has been said about this upcoming election. We have heard that it is about choices…a choice between two people who have fundamentally different ideas about how to move the country forward.

On one hand we have the current President… pretender with little knowledge and less substance.  A man swept to the highest office in the land on the back of a clever campaign pitch. A man who uses the dollars from the Hollywood elite to campaign in 2012 against the wealthy…a man who promised to cut the deficit in half while actually increasing it…a man who was outspoken about healing the earth, stopping the rise of the waters and creating peace and harmony around the world. A man who promised greater transparency in government while doing secret deals behind closed doors, creating bills so large that lawmakers didn’t read them, and pushing through congressional votes in the darkest hours. A man who promised that unemployment would never reach 8% if the stimulus passed, while massaging the unemployment numbers and still not avoiding 43 months in excess of 8%...(he can’t even lie convincingly on that one!)  A man who believed that through sheer force of personality he could make our enemies suddenly develop a new affection for the US…who through sheer bravery took out Bin Laden…and, with the exception of those trivial “not optimal” events of the terrorist attacks at Fort Hood and Benghazi…has disabled Al Quaeda and all form of world terrorism.

Yes, this Pretender-in-Chief is one choice.

The other choice is a man who has been a successful businessman, in fact so successful that he clearly falls into the definition of wealthy that is so under attack from Obama. A man who has shown he can successfully govern a state, but not just any state…a left wing state where he had to learn to work with Democrats to achieve any success…and by any measure his time as Governor was successful.  A man “saved” the winter Olympics from financial oblivion. A man who cares deeply about this country…and is more concerned with the country’s success than he is for his own legacy. A man who is financially literate, who understands the deep and essential connection between a strong economy at home and a strong foreign policy.

One of these guys has socialist roots….the other a conservative background.

One is a narcissist while the other is not.

But all of these truths seem to be totally irrelevant to the average liberal out there. Why is this so?

It could be because they strongly believe socialism is a viable option…after all, having been educated within a system that decries personal success and has replaced it with a collectivist mantra, it is no wonder these folks are screwy in the head!

It could be because the simply want all the free stuff that Obama gives them. The thought of actually working for a living is anathema to them. The thought of getting educated so they can get better jobs is just downright “stupid”. That means effort…and why should they make any effort if all they have to do is vote for the right guy and all will be given to them?

It could be because they like his blackness…of skin and heart.

But here’s the thing….I think it is something totally different to any of these.

I have been watching Obama closely on the campaign trail and in the debates and have seen what I find a very disturbing trait.

It seems that Obama does not want to be President – he wants to be a stand-up comedian…

His pettiness, and petulance, comes out in every speech….his small mindedness and lack of policy hidden behind 5th grade humor that wouldn’t get a showing on Comedy Central if he wasn’t the President….but nevertheless he spends an inordinate amount of time trying to make his followers laugh, or the very least, indulge in a chuckle or two.

And there is reason behind this approach. 

Laughter is good for the soul. That is why comedians exist. When people laugh all sorts of “feel good” hormones are released into the body and they feel good. This is like a drug…a drug that conceals truth because once that “feel good” hits, nothing else matters.

So Obama’s many appearances with John Stewart are not simply to enable him access to the younger crowd….they are learning experiences…teaching him how to deliver a line, teaching him how to connect on a humorous level and hence undermine any logic that may be preventing the listener from believing his BS.

There is no doubt in my mind that Obama is knowingly using humor to hide the emptiness of his suit…after all, how many people love their spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend…and when asked to explain what it is that they love, the first words out of their mouths is…”He/she makes me laugh”.

The drug of laughter is powerful.

But a word of warning to the addicts of laughter….

Who do you want as president? The class clown? Remember back in high school, there was always one guy or girl who was the comedian. People liked him/her…they usually had mediocre grades but were smart enough to get through without too much work…and relied on their wit and heavy doses of sarcasm to hide their true selves. I know you remember someone like that.

Now fast forward thirty or forty years….most people like that will have matured…will have grown out of the comic persona. Living normal healthy hardworking lives they have moved forward. A very few may make a living from humor…some may do voluntary gigs tinged with humor…but most will have moved beyond those childish ways.

But if they didn’t?

Would you elect the class clown as President?

Could you imagine what it might be like when the class clown was sitting down holding talks with Netanyahu about Iran’s nuclear future…and the clown starts talking about these special ships he has that airplanes can land on….or these special boats that can travel underwater?

Give me a break.

Not only is that crap not funny in the debate dialogues, but it would be downright embarrassing in a foreign relations discussion.

But…this is what you have in the President. This is what he is showing you as the next four years come close. This is who he is selling.

The Clown-in-Chief has another problem that we all know about but seem to hide from. The last four years has shown us that the current democratic leadership is more akin to a Ringling Bros circus than to a working Congress…three rings each with its own clown….with Obama acting the fool in the center ring, he is ably assisted and supported by Harry Reid in the senate ring, and Nancy Pelosi in the House ring (although she is no longer Speaker, she remains leader of the Democrats).

Clowns one and all…the clown posse that will make you laugh till your sides hurt while they rob you blind, give away your country to foreigners and appease every bully that comes along…

Friends…in this case, laughter is the wrong medicine.

In 2012 we need a sober leader…a man of character and wisdom…a man who understands the depth of our problems and who promises to deal with them accordingly. A man who does not rely on lofty meaningless slogans like “hope and change”…a man who will roll up his sleeves and get down to work making this country strong again, making your lives easier, providing a real future to your children and grandchildren.

Not a man who laughs at you…who derides you…who garners your affection through laughter. Like all drugs…the laughter drug wears off…and the resulting withdrawal sends the addicted searching for more. While you search for your next hit, the Ringling Bros circus is tilted full ahead to your destruction.

So the choice is bigger than what we have all thought…

The choice is do we want a man of honor as President or do we want the class clown?

I know who I want…do you?


Monday, October 22, 2012

Not the only game in town....

About two weeks of electioneering to go before those who have not taken advantage of early voting present themselves at the nearest polling booth to vote for the man they want as President of these United States for the next 4 years.

The two men vying for this top elected position are worlds apart in their economic philosophy, the domestic policy, their foreign policy and in many other ways that will impact the voters’ decision, rightly or wrongly. Some people feel Romney looks more “presidential” than Obama, notwithstanding that Obama has been in that role for nearly 4 years (note that I said been in…not performing!). Some people like Obama’s folksy style, preferring his chameleon qualities to the more sophisticated style of Romney. Some people feel disquieted by Romney’s insistence on keeping his good works as quiet as possible…while others prefer to hear all about the good things Obama has…ooooh...never mind…

One would be forgiven for thinking that the presidential election was the only election happening on November 6th…the truth is that there are many other elections taking place that same day.

House of Representatives and Senate elections will have a big bearing on what happens AFTER the dust from the elections has settled.  State legislative elections are also very important…a fact that Romney has identified and been efficient at including in his presidential campaigns references to and introductions from the local candidates who support the Romney campaign.

You see, Romney understands that by supporting the local candidates in their quests, he is building a base of allies who will continue to support his Presidency. By having a majority in the House and Senate, he will have an easier time of moving his policies through Congress, getting bi-partisan support when necessary. This is the way an elected official works…this is the way politics works…this is the way government works.

The Obama campaign, on the other hand, has done very little, if anything, to support the local candidates for House or Senate seats, let alone state legislatures. There could be a number of reasons for this:-

-          It is possible that the Obama campaign does not believe that support of local candidates for House and Senate seats will assist in his own re-election (ie. He does not believe that that there are any votes to be had by supporting these candidates. This is a very short sighted view of the world. In my experience there are some folk who simply do not think about federal politics but have a deep concern for state and local politics. These people are there for the taking if a candidate can help them see the connection between state and federal governments and how the two can work together. Simply supporting a local candidate can convert into votes with a little effort. Obama clearly does not think he needs every vote he can get.

-          It is possible that Obama does not believe that the House will remain under Republican control, or that the Senate is in danger of falling under Republican control. If this is how he thinks, and because of his narcissistic nature such a view is highly likely, it follows that he would not spend effort trying to assist an outcome that he already believes will be the case.

-          A third alternative is that he simply does not care. He does not care whether there is Democrat control of the House or Senate. He does not care whether democrats win elections for the state legislature or for local elected positions. These things simply do not matter to him, so he is not going to waste precious time and resources supporting those candidates.

Of these three possibilities I see only one logical one, the last in that short list.

I believe that he simply does not care….and here is my reasoning.

For the last two years Obama has complained about the intransigent conservatives, the do nothing Republicans. This has served as a nice foil to explain Obama’s failures…and to provide a target for the thoughtless voters. Blame Bush…blame the intransigent do nothing conservatives…blame the tea party extremists. It is them who stopped the progress of my policies since they wouldn’t pass any of them…and on it goes.

Now we look forward to beyond 2012…if Obama wins a second term he does not care who controls Congress because he has already stated that if Congress won’t act, he will.

I believe he fully intends to use the next four years to slowly neuter Congress, slowly disembowel the Supreme Courts and slowly shred the Constitution. If this is his plan, then he will more easily succeed by ensuring that Congress is in fact controlled by the Republicans. If Congress blocks his moves, he will simply blame conservative extremists holding the country hostage, and do what he wants to do by executive order. With a democrat congress, this will be much more difficult to achieve, as he will not be able to blame the conservative movement.

It is very much in his interests to have both Houses controlled by the Republicans.

Should Obama win this election, he will have just 4 short years to achieve the upheaval required to ensure he becomes the dictatorial head of this country. Just four years. He cannot afford to play nice with Congress…and with a democratic Congress, he will have no choice.

Nope…he wants a Republican congress.

And this is why he does not campaign for and with democrats seeking office. It is not because he doesn’t have time or doesn’t want to spend the money. It is much more diabolical than that.

It is because he does not want them to win!

In order to betray this Country, he must first betray his party and the loyal voters who elected him. He doesn’t think twice about that…if you want some indication of what this man is capable of, simply read “The Amateur” by Edward Klein.

There is no big conspiracy here. There is no puppeteer pulling the strings. There is just Obama and his cadre of Chicago thugs ensuring that should they win, they will have power for a long, long time.

Do not look to liberals to understand this end game. The same blinders that allow them to vote for this man also prevent them from seeing the plan he has for America. Their foolish worship at the feet of this man is akin to the wild fervor of the German people when they looked the countenance of Adolph Hitler.

As Bob McLean wrote; “No angel born in hell, could break that Satan’s spell”
While McLean was referring to the Hell’s Angel murder of a fan at a Rolling Stones concert…he could easily have been writing of the liberal/progressives adoration of Obama, and the hold he has over them.

So, in the next two weeks I do not expect to see Obama campaigning for any democrat candidates in any race. If the Democrats retain control of the Senate and win back the House, Obama’s plans for the future will be wiped out!

Something to think about.

Of course, I do not recommend voting for any democrats at any level. By far the best thing to do is to ensure that Obama does not get a 2nd term!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Unemployment defined while Obama seeks help.

I received an email today that helped me understand what is going on with the unemployment numbers…

(I apologize to the author...I could not credit you as I do not know who you are...but thank you for this simple explanation.) 

Abbott and Costello could not have said it better!

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 9%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.

COSTELLO: You just said 9%.

ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.

ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 16% unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, that's 9%...

COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%?

ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.

COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.


ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.

COSTELLO: What point?

ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work, can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.

COSTELLO: To whom?

ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.

ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment roles, that would count as less unemployment?

ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?

ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don't want to read about 16% unemployment, do ya?

COSTELLO: That would be frightening..

ABBOTT: Absolutely.

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.

ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like an economist.

COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!

ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like a democrat.

So, now that we understand how the unemployment numbers are calculated, it is time to turn to a more serious matter.


There are many questions remaining about what actually happened in Benghazi….

-          Did the President know that there was inadequate security?
-          If so, when did he know it?
-          When did the President know, or at least suspect that it was a terrorist attack and not the result of some pathetic film trailer on YouTube that nobody had even seen before it was talked about?
-          Did the President lie?...or was it a simple case of being incompetent?
-          What effect will Lybiagate have on the election?

The only question here that Obama cares about is the last one….and in an attempt to prepare for what could be his own Watergate moment, he turned to the only President in recent history to have faced such a scandal…hoping to get some good advice.

Obama: “Hey Bill, Barry here….ummmm…you and I have not always seen eye to eye….and ummm….I know Hillary works for me and is also in the firing line….but ahhhh….ummmm….ahhhh….I wanted to get your opinion on this Lybia thing……ummmm…people are starting to call it Lybiagate…and that can’t be….ummmm….good for my ….ahhhhh….re-election prospects.”

Clinton: “No problem Barry….deny, deny, deny. Just say ….”I did not have sexual relations with that woman”…and sooner or later it will all go away’
Obama: “ummm….ahhhh…what the f***are you talking about Bill?”

Clinton” “I am talking about Monica…you have to deny it…if you really need to you can redefine sex and even what the word “is” is. But the best advice….look into the camera, into the eyes of the viewers and say slowly and clearly…”I did not have sexual relations with that woman!””

Obama: “Bill…this has nothing to do with Monica….she is your problem, not mine…I am talking about Lybiagate…what advice can you give?”

Clinton:’ Oh, Lybiagate? I thought you said “Labiagate”!! Well…I have no experience with Libya…you might like to ask my wife if you can catch her ….I think she may be in Peru or some other African nation….but who knows where that woman goes….you would think that she would tell me where she’s been, so that I would know where to avoid….but no, she thinks that just because she is Secretary of State, she can go anywhere she wants and not tell me…..”

Obama: (frustrated) “Bill, focus will ya? I have  a problem here….this whole Lybia thing is likely to blow up in my face….and…ummm…I don’t know what to do about….ummm….it. “

Clinton: “No, I don’t think redefining “it” will help. You could try calling Mitt a liar….that is always good for a couple of days…and don’t forget….”I did not have sexual relations with that woman” is always a good line. Apart from that, you are on your own buddy….now where did I put Monica’s number….the dragon won’t be back from wherever she is for a couple more days…more than enough time to catch up on the good old days!”

So Obama gets no help…and his campaign looks for a way to get out of this tricky spot. Their creative heads exploding with empty ideas until one bright spark suddenly shouts “Eureka”!

“I’ve got it”, he says….”we need to create a “gate” of our own that we can label Romney with…and we have just the thing. Now listen carefully. We all know that our attempts to recruit Big Bird didn’t work…not because it was a wrong strategy but because it was kind of hard to get the voters to be concerned about defunding him, when his company makes a couple hundred million dollars profit a year. Our argument that Romney wants to kill Big Bird just didn’t work. So we need to be more careful this time…we need to think about the voters and who we are trying to encourage to vote for us”
“Get on with it, fool” yelled Axelrod, whose demeanor was not only getting worse by the minute but who was desperately trying to cover up the fact that he was all out of ideas….

“Ok.Ok. I am getting there….we all know that we need the women’s vote, right? Well…Why don’t we create “Bindergate” on the heels of Romney’s comments in the last debate? By showing how badly Romney thinks of women, we are sure to capture the women’s vote.”

What a forehead slapper! Of course…Bindergate will easily negate the impact of Lybiagate….

And it came to pass that the Obama campaign called in their clowns, their apologists and their media…and created a massive campaign based around “Bindergate”.

Everywhere we look we see attempts to ridicule Romney with his own “Gate”…

Unfortunately there are some problems with this approach that the Obama people failed to see….

-          Nobody died in Bindergate. The voters wish the same could be said about Lybiagate
-          Nobody lied in Bindergate. The voters wish the same could be said about Lybiagate
-          The President did not knowingly mislead the voters in Bindergate. The voters wish the same could be said about Lybiagate.

When Obama heard this campaign, he looked in the mirror and started practicing….
“I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

Libyagate will defeat Obama…in the words of Joe Biden…”It is a big f***ing deal!”