November 6, 2010
Old Harry is something you would normally just scrape off your shoe. But we're stuck with the demented, wicked crank for another Senate term. I doubt that he'll make another complete term, due to mental issues, or a fatal error while putting on his strait jacket.
The Repubs have to go for his throat or so disable him by scorn, irony and parody that even the Donks will retch in his presence. His brief, despicable turn on the national stage is over; even the MSM hacks will eventually realize that he's not news.
Harry got together with Durbin and Schumer (now there's a trifecta from Hell), to proclaim THIS WARNING to Republican Senators. Well, Rubio by himself could intellectually knee-cap these three human stains in his sleep. Let the bloody and vicious partisanship begin! The Donks have much to answer for.
November 5, 2010
I've almost always had as much money and things as I needed, and have spent most of my adult life disposing of things I thought I needed when I acquired them. In fact, Self-Storage units have meant a lot to me, as well as yard sales (to get stuff), and land fills (to unload stuff).
Until now I always thought that I, and my family, would make out and make do. We'd survive no matter what. Even getting old, and some would say, sick, hasn't abolished this conviction.
However, it's under pressure now in Connecticut, where we replaced a Republican governor with a Democrat, through voter shenanigans. We sent a regulation Democrat Prog to Dodd's old seat, and we re-elected the entire Democrat delegation to The House in Washington. Our State House is huge majority Democrat. We're broke with the highest per-capita debt in the country, our bond rating has been downgraded by Moody's, and the ideologically inbred tribe that caused it still rules.
Listen to them, and your hair hurts. Nowhere in their northeast political orthodoxy is the awareness that consumers require producers, or that the "little guy" is little because he chose to be. Or that odious "Big Business" also creates "well-paying jobs" for "working families", that EVERY claim on society is a "special interest", and that the northeast is post, post, post-industrial. Heavy industries are in ragweed covered graves or moving to red states.
You hear these hacks, but you really don't. They're like painted shamans in the frothing stage of Talking in Tongues, reciting doggerel from temple carvings in a vanished language. They confuse you, but they also piss you off because the SEIU apes understand and treasure every word of it. It must be explained in Samuelson's chapter on The Endless Free Lunch. No one could be that stupid without being educated to it.
But someone is that stupid, and it's Ben Bernanke. Ben is going to print $600 billion and buy Treasuries with it - in the crazed belief that this will make Treasuries more attractive by raising their interest rate from nearly zero (to what?) cause a borrowing, and therefore a spending, boom while devaluing the dollar and monetizing the debt through inflation. If there's more let me know.
Ben is an economist retained by Obama, along with Tim Geithner. In a world where Paul Krugman can win a Nobel Prize in Economics, this isn't as freakish as it seems. If you want more on the economic disaster to come, search Instapundit for "Quantitative Easing", and see what it means to you. And remember these awful facts:
In 2009 the Federal government spent $3.5 trillion and received $2.1 trillion in revenue. They borrowed $1.4 trillion, or 40% of the budget and 10% of GDP. Our publically-held debt is $7.5 trillion, without Bernanke's lunacy. If the "recession" ended today, our annual deficit and borrowing requirement is $1 trillion for ten years. And at the current spending rate, by 2020 we'll be $20 trillion in debt with annual interest payments of almost a trillion dollars.
It didn't appear to help them.
Out of the 34 who voted against ObamaCare, nearly two-thirds were fired by their constituents; 21 of these Democratics lost their jobs (62%) in the 2010 elections.
These are the numbers.
This means that about a third of last Tuesday's Republican pickup in the House of Representatives was comprised of Democrats who crossed party lines and voted against ObamaCare™.
Hmmmm. If this keeps up, 2012 will be the icing on the Conservative cake.
Our Hostile President
Can we do it? Can we maintain this level of involvement? We are at war, the President of the United States has already identified us - patriotic Americans - as his enemies.
We have to do it.
November 4, 2010
The irony is that, of course, "all" resides in the heavenlies.
I am reminded in times like these of the words of one of my law school professors: "A liberal wakes up every morning and says, 'Lord, what good can I do today?' and a conservative says, 'Lord, thank you that my throat was not slit last night while I slept.'" This was his New York way of saying that human nature and a fallen world beckon us to be grateful for even the little things. And furthermore, human nature oftentimes causes us to fail to appreciate the big and really good things, too.
Like you, I am bummed that Greenjeans escaped in Nevada. Every conservative feels this. There were some other near misses in the Senate; in the House, Barney Frank won ... and handily ... and Ruth McClung (what a candidate in AZ-7) narrowly lost in a gerrymandered Demo district.
But still, overall, I am much more than glad to have survived the night, for it was a very good night indeed. The repudiation of all things Obama/Demo at all levels of the federal and state governments was clear. The most Republicans hold office nationwide (federal and state) than at any time since the 1920s. Today, Rush said that 680 Republicans won elections in state legislatures nationwide, in large part due to Tea Party activism. And Sarah Palin? Of her Demo targets, 18 of 20 went down.
And look at the new red Midwest. And Republicans won in the Northeast. They are close even to winning the governor's mansion in CT. Rhod? Are you supervising the count?
As a result of the smashing success, even Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are talking the talk ... now, to ensure that they walk it. Actually, I believe they will do a much better job this time because folks are engaged.
I have seen reports that talk about the strange lack of celebration by Republicans and their supporters. I view this as an extremely good sign.
All this is to say our side is winning and acting like a winner, too. More reason to be optimistic.
You see, when your goal is a championship, a first down is no big deal.
So, let's appreciate the successes we have as we march down the field. Sunny side up, please.
Still, we keep our eyes fixed on the ultimate goal.
Such a focus will help us enjoy the first downs along the way even more.
Note: I am working on a post re: some lessons I think we conservatives can draw from Tuesday's results. There's been some interesting commentary out there, but none of it quite clears a landing zone like a Daisy Cutter.
November 3, 2010
Here's the Tea Party Anthem, folks, with some nice clips interspersed.
Enjoy it, and enjoy these days of reflection on where we have come from the past two years:
Look at this map showing the results of the nation's House races:
I'll have some thoughts later on re: what all of this means, from my humble perspective.
But this we know: The Obama agenda is dead. And the Wicked Witch of the West? Under a house.
God bless America.
November 2, 2010
November 1, 2010
Bearing in mind DC's words just below this post, Ronald Reagan would be proud. Let's do this for the Gipper and toss the grifters out. The key is voter participation - get the vote out. This is absolutely imperative. In Gallup's own words:
Gallup's latest findings this morning predict Republicans will easily gain the necessary 39 seats to seize control of the House regardless of voter turnout. They predict a minimum GOP gain of 60 seats "with gains well beyond that possible." That kind of rout would be the worst shellacking of a president's party in a half-century.
So Code Red - broken glass mode - is being broadcast on all channels. Use your siren to clear the intersections and proceed when safe.
Republicans' turnout advantage is highlighted by two key questions used as part of Gallup's likely voter model. One asks Americans how much thought they have given to the upcoming elections; the other asks those who say they plan to vote how certain they are about voting.
The Oct. 28-31 poll finds that nationally, 75% of Republicans and independents who lean Republican are "absolutely certain" they will vote in the 2010 midterms, compared with 68% of Democrats. While these figures are not the only indicator of relative turnout strength -- this is just one question in Gallup's seven-item likely voter model -- the record-high seven-point gap between the parties is strongly indicative of a relative surge in GOP turnout.
This photo was just too delicious to pass up. Come Nov. 3rd, this car will hopefully be making the rounds in every State in the Union.
October 31, 2010
"... We shall fight them on the beaches. We shall fight them on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets. We shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender ... "-- Winston Churchill, 1940
This Halloween Eve, we wind down DC's Pre-Election Music Fest and Stress Relief, Thank You Very Much ...
In case you haven't heard, Obama is heading back to Delaware to campaign for the now-clean-shaven Marxist against Christine O'Donnell.