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A quick set of links that create a very ugly picture. For Democrats, that is.

Democrats against tax hikes. One commenter said it right:

Either the tax cuts are wrong or they’re right. You spend half the year calling them “George Bush’s evil tax cuts”, then the other half of the year saying they need to be extended. All so you can keep your jobs. It isn’t the raising or not raising the taxes that are going to send you all packing (well, not only that). It’s the lying, two-faced, pandering that you all do.

They were against it before they were for it before they were against it. Who knew? Isn’t this kind of what happens when you vote on something you can’t be bothered to read? And they think we’re the dummies.

There’s not enough money to fix this problem, Ms. Speaker. Few seats are safe these days. If by some chance, the Democrats do retain a majority in the House, there are some who want to see Pelosi de-gavelled. It seems John Dennis isn’t the only one who thinks of Pelosi this way:

A dire picture. There’s really not much to be said except I’m sure the left-stream media will find some way to spin it. Maybe they’ll spin it like this. Or this.

You can smell the desperation in the air.

Predictably backwards considering the left-stream media plus President Obama have made it so. Now, we can add Mike Castle (R-DE), supposedly right-wing though his record doesn’t reflect that, among others:

The problem here is: Just who is listening to whom?

The left-stream media has operated for decades on the premise that they shape opinion. But they ran into a problem along the way: Common sense. Common sense told the “unwashed masses” that the media was lying as they played the “nothing to see here, move along” card. But the media didn’t get it. They are now on a suicide course of political activism.

Common sense tells us that the left-stream media isn’t listening to its audience though that audience is rejecting vocally and tacitly the media’s spin. Continue reading

Even as we “politicos” wrangle over policies and issues, we are still losing the debate on conservatism. This article brought that home.

Partisan politics is a deadly weapon that is destroying the fabric of one of the greatest societies in history. It’s frustrating to watch Americans slowly losing their grip on true freedom. It seems that we’re either free to be liberal or free to be conservative. How does choosing between these two failed ideologies give us real freedom at all? (emphasis mine)

The bolded words is where the writer went wrong. He has confused conservative with Republican. I can understand his mistake. Most people make the same mistake. However, the reason most conservatives vote Republican is that fact that we lose less freedom and at a slower pace than if we were to vote for the Democrat instead.

He doesn’t understand that conservatism isn’t a political ideology but a way of living in that freedom he is in such fear of losing. Conservatives are individuals and believe in individual freedom and come at our decisions in individual ways knowing there is no “one size fits all” solution to any problem whether it’s on a personal or national level. Not even state to state.
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NY Mosque

There have been a lot of knee jerk reactions to the Ground Zero Mosque/Cultural Center. I’ve had my own, which was troubling as I generally don’t care about others’ religion except in the general sense of wanting everyone to go to Heaven. Why we’ve had such visceral reactions is not easy to put into words and most will fail at putting it into words, though I’ll give it a try.

Our understanding of Islam is that it is not “just a religion” but a whole system of government and economics as well as religion. This runs counter to the main argument being used by both sides. To date, the framers of the debate on the Ground Zero Mosque, have designated freedom of religion as the hill to die on. The problem with this approach is that it allows those debating to avoid the big issues lurking underneath.

Just as we Christians have different doctrinal flavors (Lutheran, Baptist, Episcopal, Catholic, and so on) so does Islam. The particular “flavor” of Islam that is being promoted with the construction of the Ground Zero Mosque is that of Wahhabism and Sharia Law.

The would-be builders are seeking money from Saudi Arabia and Iran among other nations that practice the above described religion, which isn’t just a religion. In addition, those builders/backers refuse to give any assurances that this new “cultural center” won’t be a repeat of this one (emphasis mine). Continue reading

Whether you agree with her conservatism or not, this was a well done video; uplifting in an activist sort of way. It’s not big on policy issues because it was never meant to be about policy issues but a renewal of the American voices that seem to be fading away in the cacophony of liberal angst. If those who shout loudest are the only ones heard, the next video fails miserably.

I can think of only one word to describe this one: Infantilism. There’s the nurse, the teacher, the therapist, and the entertainment lawyer. It’s scary to think these people are in charge of anything in any one of those fields. It’s even scarier to realize that at least one of them is in charge of someone’s children somewhere.

The last video reminds me of the old saying: “Babies raising babies.” If not their own, yours.

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In 2008, you voted for change with Barak Obama(click TN on the map). You didn’t get what was promised in the easy campaign slogan. Instead you’ve gotten the shaft: high unemployment and bigger government.

Somebody during the 2008 presidential campaigns asked: “Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?” It wasn’t Obama who asked that question but I believe the answer is a fairly clear, “No.” We are not better off, quite a bit worse off, and it looks to be getting worse than worse. After doing everything it could to grow the deficit to grow government, putting more than double the Bush years unemployment rate out of work, the government is going to shrink the deficit by spending for Unions and Teachers by cutting back on food stamps. It was such a success, they want to repeat it to fund another initiative.

Is this the change you voted for? How about some real change in your own backyard, Nashville? If you’re tired of being handed the same old promises, election year after election year for decades, why do you keep punishing yourselves? Continue reading

A lot of seats considered safe are flying under the radar. TN-05 is one of them. Cooper is beatable.

According to this poll, any Republican can beat Jim Cooper.

The article does talk about some drawbacks, one of which is the poll is coming from the Hartline camp, whom I come have as close to endorsing as anybody, in spite of Huckabee not because of him. However, Cooper has done nothing but the same in the intervening months.

It’s always the quiet ones, eh? They try to keep quiet and not draw attention to what they’re doing in the shadows, while being rode roughshod by the likes of Pelosi, not to mention buying into the whole “common good” myth.

And for those of you too lazy to click through to the poll findings, the key findings are:

  • Voters in the 5th District are actively seeking an alternative to Jim Cooper.
  • Cooper can’t even manage a majority of the vote against a virtually-unknown Republican.
  • The more voters learn about Jim Cooper, the less they like him.

Considering this is Cooper’s second gig, one does wonder where he’ll crop up next. Likely nowhere if he and the rest of the Democratic majority Congress continue with their threats of a lame duck session.

While many are concentrating and working actively on some critical campaigns, we often overlook some chances of making a real change because it’s never been done before. TN-05 has been Democrat held since 1875 (much as I hate to link to Wikipedia). That’s a goal worth attaining, wouldn’t you think?

Sometimes you have to step back, away, and into the silence to hear what is going on. If you listen closely, everything is still Bush’s fault.

Yesterday, a Democrat saw fit to spam my site with his campaign against Jim Cooper. He left no link to any site but there is this. The reason I say he spammed is because he’s pretty much done the same thing on a number of sites.

One thing, I’ve figured out in the silence is there will be no Obama’s Katrina. Pundits have declared that BP is Obama’s Katrina, or the Nashville flood,  any number of other occurrences (read: crises) that have happened during his first two years. No, instead we’ll hear things like Communication Gulf, wherein the author states that Obama forgot to show his emotions (and assuming he has them to show).  Or this, Obama, the Oil Spill and the Chaos Perception, where the author begins by lauding Obama as a rare politician and gifted writer, before talking about the dangers to that politician’s presidency. It doesn’t seem to occur to either writer that Obama has a one track mind focused only on his agenda and nothing else matters. People do not matter unless they are of use in pushing that agenda forward. Neither do the long term effects of that agenda seem to bother anyone, though it has been tried many times in the past and is still being tried in Europe.There are lessons from Greece, Spain, and yes even France and Germany, that should be learned but denial is the best defense because there is always some joker who thinks he can make it work.

One wonders when everything will stop being Bush’s fault per the Communication Gulf article complaining about previous presidents’ messes. We were not 13 trillion dollars into debt when Obama took office but we’re there now. We were somewhere around the 9 trillion mark on January 20, 2009, but how can one explain the 4 trillion more when Obama campaigned on hope and change? He did say, “Change we can believe in” but one doesn’t believe the change he meant is the change people wanted. Bush was crucified for less deeds, but Obama is more of a teflon presiden than Clinton ever thought about being (the last linked article is from 1 year ago and truer today than then). For Obama this is called bashing, mixed of course with a healthy pinch of Bush bashing. Wouldn’t be a complete article without inserting Bush’s name in there somewhere, now would it?

There seems to be a frenetic quality to the “bashing,” as if they can’t fathom how to pin some of the deeds on Bush, causing great leaps in logic to accomplish the “fact.”

Bush had no part in nationalizing auto companies.

Bush had no part in the nationalizing health care.

Bush had no part in the breakdown of ties with Israel.

Bush had no part in the stimulus bill that did nothing.

In only a few short months (about 18),  Obama has done all that claiming that he has to because of what Bush did the previous eight years. Meanwhile, real crises are going to waste, though Rahm Emmanuel doesn’t seem to mind. When there is a real one such as the BP spill or the flood or even the storms and tornadoes today, Obama runs away:

One might think that Obama’s favorite movie is Runaway Bride because when the going gets tough, he sure knows how to runaway. After all, blaming Bush for everything is just another form of running away.

Perhaps a female version of a Richard Gere will convince him that running away isn’t the answer. Apparently, that isn’t Michelle O or she would have done it already.

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