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How The Republicans Will Re-Elect Obama

January 27, 2012 by  

How The Republicans Will Re-Elect Obama

Now, the gloves are off. But Republican challengers for the White House aren’t throwing their hardest punches at Barack Obama. No, they’re flailing away at each other.

Monday’s debate in Tampa, Fla., was particularly nasty, with Mitt Romney making his strongest attack to date against Newt Gingrich. And no wonder. Until recently, the former Massachusetts Governor’s dream of finally capturing the Republican nomination looked like a sure thing. But that was before the gods of the recount took away his victory in Iowa.

And Gingrich found a new enemy to attack in two debates in South Carolina: the liberal media. The crowd ate it up, and a huge number of undecided voters made a last-minute decision to vote for the former House speaker.

So after three State contests, we have three winners: Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses by 34 votes; Mitt Romney was an easy (and expected) winner in New Hampshire; and Newt Gingrich came from behind to win a decisive victory in the Palmetto State.

Now it’s on to Florida, where there are more delegates up for grabs than in three previous States combined. Florida is a winner-take-all State where only registered Republicans can vote in the primary.

The Sunshine State is huge: twice the size of any other State east of the Mississippi. To reach all Florida voters, a candidate has to saturate the airways in five different media centers. For a while, it looked like Romney’s large war chest and massive preparation gave him an unbeatable advantage. But that was before Gingrich’s impressive victory in South Carolina, which encouraged a ton of new supporters to flock to him — many with their checkbooks open. Now, pollsters say the race is virtually tied.

Who is writing the script for this year’s Presidential contest? It’s become a cross between the Three Stooges and Monty Python. It’s an ugly “least ugly” contest.

Is there any candidate who can electrify his supporters and unite the conservative base while appealing to independents? I don’t see one. The closest is Ron Paul, who has a wildly passionate group of base supporters. But, as much as I admire the guy and his principled stand on some vital issues (principles that haven’t changed an iota during his long career in office, unlike all of his opponents), I don’t see him garnering enough support to win the nomination.

Nor will his support switch to either of the likely nominees. Gingrich was stupid enough to denounce Paul’s views as “outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American.” That’s sure not going to win him the support of many Paul followers.

More and more, I think we need to start thinking the unthinkable: Come November, Barack Obama will be re-elected to a second term.

There, I’ve said it. I know this idea will give many of you apoplexy. Believe me, I resisted coming to this conclusion for as long as I could.

What will Obama’s re-election mean for our country? In some ways, I think an Obama victory could help in the struggle for freedom. Bear with me while I explain why.

It’s a sad fact of nature that many of us will work much harder to defeat something we passionately oppose than to support something we like. I can’t think of anything that would unite and inspire the conservative opposition more than Obama’s re-election. The membership rolls of the various Tea Party groups would explode.

With an aroused and determined opposition, Obama’s entire legislative program would come to a grinding halt. We would not just slow our country’s slide into socialism; with enough good guys (and gals) elected to Congress, we could actually begin to reverse it.

Remember, the Administration can’t spend a penny on anything if Congress doesn’t appropriate it. The Constitution clearly specifies that every spending bill must originate in the House of Representatives. If enough Tea Party favorites retain their seats and enough new ones join them, the House can refuse to give the Democrats any of the money they want.

If enough conservative Republicans also win Senate seats to gain a majority there, at the very worst we’ll have four years of gridlock. At the best, we could actually see some important bills passed — possibly with enough of a majority to overcome a Presidential veto.

Audit the Fed, anyone? Defund foreign aid? Put the brakes on irresponsible loans, outrageous subsidies and absurd earmarks? How about slashing some budgets by 10 or 20 percent or taking away every penny from some of the worst violators of the Constitution? It could happen.

Faced with the pathetic choices for the Republican nomination, I can tell you what I’m going to do. I’m going to give my money to the best candidates for the House and Senate I can find, because that’s where the future of liberty will be decided. And I hope you’ll do the same.

How did we end up with such a sorry group of candidates running for our Nation’s highest office this year? I don’t know. Where were candidates like Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, Haley Barbour and a bunch of others I could name? I said last year that my dream ticket was Chris Christie and Marco Rubio. Maybe I’ll get to see it — in 2016.

In the meantime, here’s a suggestion for my stalwart Republican friends out there: If you don’t want to lose an election, don’t nominate losers.

Until next time, keep some powder dry.

–Chip Wood

 

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • alexa

    Disagree. Politics is dirty.
    Let’s see who is thin skinned or not. We already know Obama can’t even be civil with a governor who disagrees with him.
    Then Obama cannot use it. Get all the dirt on the table now.
    Keep the nominee unknown until the convention. As soon as there is an obvious winner, then Obama can start his own attacks on the nominee.
    There is so much negative attack that no one will remember it after a few weeks anyway.

    • FreedomFighter

      War is coming, I doubt we will see elections, if we do Obama will lose to anyone, even Micky Mouse.

      Currently the powers that be are clamping down on the internet in draconian, Orwellian style, DHS is expanding from terrorist suppression to domination of the American people. Our military is being combed for those that wont kill Americans, whom are being removed, transferred or discharged.

      Robots are coming online, plane, chopper, ground based that can deliver NERVE GAS and BIO Weapons, and are being deployed accross America. This is fact, can be proven, just read DHS information and Military.

      Time is short, once plans are completed, we the American people will most likely be involved in WWIII, this will be used for Martial Law, and complete suppression, gun confiscation, FEMA detention centers, work camps, slave labor prisons.

      All designed to bring in the NWO, then extermination of 90% of the worlds population begins in earnest.

      Shock Docs: Federalization of Police Under New DHS Mission

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnm1YC1W5I4&feature=uploademail

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • Jim

        I wouldn’t count on that. If the Republicans select a middle of the road candidate Obama will win.

        • LIFECHANGER

          please anybody can beat obama anyone. no one wants that maxist back in office. who put our country in debt him alone not bush.he promised jobs then didnt deliver and then asked what us americans are going to do about it. what are we going to do about it obama is first say your fired and elect santorum or one of the other republicans gops for president. you shouldnt been impeached obama for turning against our freinds isreal.obama will be a one term president. thank jesus christ for that.

          • EssEffArr

            There is so much hatred in what you posted. You don’t hate Obama’s policies. You hate Obama the person. It’s obvious.

          • Mark in LA

            You won’t convince anybody to vote against Obama by spewing blatant lies. Pretending everything was rosy until Obama came in might work with some brain dead Republicans who will vote the party line no matter what but the Democrats dissatisfied with him won’t abandon him if all you dish up are lies.

          • JWW

            Yes JESUS did put obama in office and all the other leader of all the other countries. The end of the world as we know is upon us and he uses humans to bring about the things he wants to happen to bring about that end even if he needs an evil leader to make things happen. It doesn’t make any difference if we like it or not the end is coming and America will fall. It has to. If you’re ready to meet JESUS don’t worry about it He knows what He’s doing even if we don’t.

          • Tom W.

            Hey FF, what we need is a good Stutnex worm placed in just the right time and place! Very well said JWW! Is your lamp trimmed and BURNING?!! (Matt. 25:1-13) Because if you’re not LOOKING up, (Luke 21:28) you SURELY to GOD must be blind!!! (II Cor. 4:3&4) DON’T GET COUNTED AMONGST THE GOATS!!! (Matt. 25:31-46) JESUS IS COMING!!! THIS IS NOT A JOKE! IF YOU”RE NOT READY, WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!

          • Old Henry

            EssEffArr:

            There is nothing there at all to like.

            He is a Marxist who has a deep-seated hatred for our country, its people, our way of life.

          • Old Henry

            Tom W:

            This morning I finally got time to go back to Wednesday’s John Meyers article to check on a couple of posts I had made and I found that link you had posted regarding the IRS / income tax.

            Thank you!! What I have watched is very interesting to say the least. Some of it I was aware of, but most was a learning experience.

            I hope others here watched it and learned. I passed it on to many, including my U.S. House Rep.

          • http://yahoo ted

            nancy pelosi, harry reed and all the other people in the obama crew has to go. when will the poor understand that the dems will give u just enough crumbs to keep u alive. they want high unemployment. the more people suffering the more crumbs they have to get out of the rest of us. they are buying your vote. i dont care which person beats obama,but we all better get behind one of them or we will see 4 more years of turmoil. i really dont think we can endure 4 more years. may god bless us all.

          • BELIEVE IN GOD

            Lifechanger, if I were you (and THANK GOD TO THE HEAVENS I AM NOT), I would drop by a few spelling and English classes to learn how to write before posting a comment on any social networking site!!! I could barely tolerate reading your post because you had A PLETHORA OF SPELLING AND GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN IT!!!! GO TO SCHOOL!!!!

          • APN

            Mark in LA said: You won’t convince anybody to vote against Obama by spewing blatant lies. Pretending everything was rosy until Obama came in might work with some brain dead Republicans who will vote the party line no matter what but the Democrats dissatisfied with him won’t abandon him if all you dish up are lies.
            _____________________________________________________________________

            No need to lie about anything concerning the anointed one in the WH. His record speaks for itself, IN VOLUMES, and it will be his undoing come November.

            When the economy, what’s left of it, EMPLODES this summer, will see how all these predictions of Obama getting re-elected works out for you.

          • George

            I read this and I’m not sure if I should just laugh or cry. The utter absurdity makes me laugh and the fact that Jesus’ name is used in its context makes me realize the people understand nothing about Jesus or what he stood for. It Satin is hiding in the United States of America, it is obvious he has disguised himself as a republican. Only a republican could be so confused.

          • APN

            Well George, you seem to have the “Marxist Collective Salvation Agenda” confused with Jesus Christ. Go back and re-read the Bible before you make these “Earthy” comments.

          • Chris Schilke

            Hey Lifechanger,
            I obama is a Marxist or at the very least a socialist who’s agenda is to bring the United States into the NWO. I think most of our presidents since Nixon have been moving us slowly in that direction. As to who put us in debt: Well, look to, was it Wilson, and the deal that got struck at Jeckle Island Georgia as the beginning of the last century. Obama can’t help but push us farther and the next president will most likely do the same as there is no way to stop this thing. Remember how the World Trade centers fell? Once they started there was no stopping them. This country has already started to fall and will finish and the next president, whether it’s obama or Gingrich, will help finish it to bring this country in line with the NWO.

      • Karolyn

        Keep listening to those enamored of the idea of the worst case scenario. It ain’t gonna happen. Do you ever read anything other than that? Just another brainwashing.

        • Jim

          No Just pass history Like 2008 like 2006 like 1994 like 1990

        • FreedomFighter

          I wish it were brain washing K, the fact is, all indicators, political, military and civil are in place for war.

          Knock out, Nerve gas, and bioweapons are deployed, the soulless robots are coming online – no human operator to say no. The military is being combed and those that wont kill Americans removed in some way.

          You need only look to see it, millions of coffins stacked around major cities, if they really were interested they would put that money in saving your life, shelters, food, gear, NOT COFFINS.

          Sock puppet Obama IMHO will stay in office, even if he has to start WWIII to do it. Of course unless he is replaced with someone just like him…Milktoast.

          Laus Deo
          Semper Fi

          • wog1

            Just one questions were the coffins intended for the pandemic that was supposed to happen but did not?

          • FreedomFighter

            Hearing before the House Permanent Select
            Committee on Intelligence
            “Homeland Security and Intelligence: Next Steps in
            Evolving the Mission”

            http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/docs/pubs/HS-HPSCI-hearing-011812.pdf

            Laus Deo
            Semper Fi

          • denniso

            Interesting! Chip Wood decries the Repubs attacking each other and destroying their chance to defeat Obama…then he turns around and calls them ‘losers’ and bemoans the quality of the candidates running,while dreaming of his perfect cnadidates that didn’t run. Chip,you should know by now that every possible candidate looks good until you toss them into the political fire and reality of the race. The media has to do their job of digging into their life and views,as do the other candidates trying to win and all the flaws and warts become exposed…that’s how it works,and why many don’t want to run in the first place…but,keep attacking the Repubs and help Obama win…he will anyway,and we can all be glad for that!

          • eddie47d

            It’s funny that all their top dogs in this fight end up being losers or at least long ago wanna-be’s. Trump,Cain,Bachmann,Christie,Perry. They were their saviors yet now they are on to new saviors who don’t seem to be doing so well themselves. At least Ron Paul is consistent in his beliefs but apparently Republicans don’t like strong beliefs after all.

          • APN

            Denniso said: The media has to do their job of digging into their life and views,as do the other candidates trying to win and all the flaws and warts become exposed…that’s how it works,and why many don’t want to run in the first place…

            …but only if you are a conservative not a progressive Marxist, like King Obama, correct?

          • denniso

            And you’ve already forgotten all the media stories about Clinton,and Hillary? What you fail to see is that there are no real stories in Obama’s past on corruption or scandal…that’s why you didn’t see them in the mainstream press. Now,Gigrich the adulterer,Romney the flipflopper and one percenter,plenty of crap to look at. Yet the rightwing news tried to fabricate plenty on Obama,like place of birth,religion…don’t you think Fox News would have found something real and damaging in his past if there was something? Are they that incompetent?

          • APN

            T Dumniso, Yep, you are correct, I see NOTHING in his record outside of having ties to known terrorists, Marxist thugs disguised as Church leaders and Communist ties through Van Jones. Oh, I forgot to mention his stellar record as a community organizer. i.e; ACORN

            …..and we wonder why this guy is a lost as two rat turds in a bushel of wheat.

            Well, there you go Dumniso and YOU voted for him!

          • Old Henry

            “The media has to do their job of digging into their life and views”

            Ya mean denniso, just like they did with Little Barry?

        • http://ricks-constitutionofourforefathers.blogspot.com/ Rick

          Things will be bad, however, genuine conservative gun owners will fight with them rather than give them up. Check out the ‘Oath Keepers,’ who will not give in to unconstitutional orders to confiscate our weapons. The second amendment is our last recourse.

          • denniso

            What a joke! Your big little guns are going to topple the State and Federal gov’ts!!Wow!

          • Joe H.

            You talk big denniso. Why don’t you go out and try to confiscate a few??? I didn’t think so!!

          • eddie47d

            Too many gun owners don’t use common sense and are in your face about everything. They seem to virtually threaten everyone with their way or the highway attitude. They delegate through fear and bullying instead of the practical reasons for owning a weapon.

          • http://none R Paul or status quo

            eddie, the gun owners I know are full of common sense and not in my face about anything. It’s the politicians that delegate through fear and bullying. Nothing wrong with protecting yourself from a bully is there? RON PAUL 2012

          • eddie47d

            Apparently “status quo” you don’t listen to the rancor around here or what gun groups really say. Yes you do have a God given right to protect yourself but that is not what they are saying.

          • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

            (offensive comment removed)

          • John

            Google microwave and sonic crowd control, and then tell me again what your second amendment pea shooters will be able to to against either a land or drone based version of this. What will your rifles do against a drone controlled from 4000 miles away? Go on with your illusion if it makes you happy, but fact is the government is NOT afraid of your pea shooters… they may have been in the past, but that time is long gone and you have lost out against ….progress ….darn who would have thought.
            I have several guns my self, but do I have the delusion to believe there is a chance in a armed standoff against the government …absolutely not.

          • JeffH

            coal miner…spoken like the the deciple of Satan that you are…aren’t the ding-bats in your dark cavernous cave calling you?

            …and eddie, your “generalizations” and “accusations” about gun owners are just that…never an iota of proof, just pure opinion & conjecture. The only bullies are sitting in the White House and his administration…just ask Gov. Brewer or Gov. Jindle…oh, and FYI, I heard it straight from my Congressman who is a creditable source.

          • vicki

            denniso says:
            “What a joke! Your big little guns are going to topple the State and Federal gov’ts!!Wow!”

            Hmmm… One word. Vietnam.

            2 words. Arab Spring.

            Most people circa 1776
            “Few people at the time thought that the American Revolution would succeed and the Americans could win a war against the world’s greatest empire.”
            http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/revolution.htm

          • vicki

            eddie47d says:
            “Too many gun owners don’t use common sense and are in your face about everything.”

            How many is “too many”? When did they get in your face? Why were you irritating them?

            Eddie47d: “They seem to virtually threaten everyone with their way or the highway attitude.”

            Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice…..

            Eddie47d: “They delegate through fear and bullying instead of the practical reasons for owning a weapon.”

            Are you sure you haven’t confused an agent of government with a citizen firearms owner. Or maybe a thug out to mug you for your money?

            EVERY firearms owner I have ever heard talk about or read has given one or more practical reasons for owning a weapon even though they do not need any reason at all beyond the fact that it is a Creator given right. That you have an opinion that disagrees with their reasons does not change the facts.

          • denniso

            Does Vickie really think that a ‘creator’ gave her the right to own a gun? It sounds like you’re mixing up the Bible and the constitution. Believers unwisely think that their god wrote the Bible through men,yet I know of nothing in the words of Jesus that gives man a right to own a gun. Didn’t he supposedly tell you to turn the other cheek? Men of varying backgrounds and religions(or none at all)wrote the constitution that gives you the right to bear arms(whatever an arm is)….no make believe ‘creator’ did it.

            For the literalists out there,we should stick to what the constitution says at the time,right? An ‘arm’ 200yrs ago was a muzzle loaded,single shot pistol or rifle. That is what you have a right to own or carry,not a Glock automatic or sniper rifle.

          • Mark in LA

            John, the government may not be afraid of gun owners fighting back but as in every situation like it, they have to be worried about junior officers who won’t follow through on orders to shoot the people. The armed citizen being shot down in the street will make the junior officers question what the hell is going on here. Once the junior officers stop shooting the people, the government is toast.

            Admittedly, guns don’t play as big a role in this as the fantasizers believe. It is probably more effective when the officers are ordered to shoot obviously non-threatening people such as when the mothers of the disaappeared helped bring down the Argentine junta and the mothers in Russia with pitures of their closed casket buried grandsons forced the USSR to back off and start answering questions. Once the floodgates opened the governments grip on the people was loosened until the government collapsed.

          • APN

            Dumniso said: What a joke! Your big little guns are going to topple the State and Federal gov’ts!!Wow!
            ___________________________________________________________________

            About the only part of your entire statement that is correct is the “WOW” part!

            WOW!!!!! You must be the most naive human being on this planet. Who do you THINK serves in our military????? You think it’s a bunch of dope smoking progressive Marxists? LAMO!

            You actually think that our military will not protect and defend WE THE PEOPLE, who love this country and the constitution, including the 2nd amendment! NOW, WHO CONTROLS THE BIG GUNS?????

            Bottom line my little naive progressive friend, you don’t have CLUE as to how things work, do you! If this country were to go into chaos over the 2nd amendment, the military will be split into factions and the lions share of people and hardware will not be controlled by the left. Again, WHO HAS THE BIG GUNS NOW???

            You better do a little more research on just EXACTLY who it is that serves in our Military….It ain’t your type, sweetie.

          • daniel

            denniso read the rest of the verse you were trying to quote from the Bible. From the mouth of Jesus it says to get a sword which was the gun of that time. One thing that I have noticed is that with people that make comments such as your about believers “unwisely” believing that the Bible was God writing through man. They have to believe what they are saying. To actually try to prove what they say they believe might bring their glass house down. There is a history of people that tried to disprove the Bible from lawyers to academics. It is very interesting to see the results of said searches. The one caveat they all had was honesty with the facts as they found them.

          • Joe H.

            denniso & eddie,
            for your information, according to FBI stats, gun ownership is at all time highs in the last three years, yet violent crime committed with a firearm has decreased each of those same years. where are your reckless owners in THOSE stats???? you speak like you have no sense at all!!

          • Tom W.

            Good point Rick, it is the only thing that’s still keeping us a free nation! It’s got ‘em rattled, on Black Friday this past Nov. gun sales set a new one day sales record! Breaking the previous one day record recorded the day after Obama’s election!!! And gun sales among women is at an all time high! YOU GO GIRLS!!! It’s got ‘em shakin’ in their jack boots! Hey denniso why are the authorities scared of the cartels down in ole’ Mexico?! Tell him Joe! Hey Joe… Where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19acKoKWdige – A MFn’ genius!!!

            Keep your eyes on the skies, Jesus is comin’! He loves y’all and so do I!!!

          • vicki

            Denniso writes:
            “Does Vickie really think that a ‘creator’ gave her the right to own a gun? It sounds like you’re mixing up the Bible and the constitution.”

            The Bible didn’t give me that right. Jesus didn’t give me that right. The Constitution didn’t give me that right. My Creator gave me that right. Mysteriously that is the same Creator mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.

          • Tom W.

            Idiots are the only practical reason I need Eddie, don’t you watch the news man?!! Why should I have to be a sitting duck for any a$$hole who thinks he can take my wallet for the simple fact that, let’s say, he might be bigger than me? Guns are called the great equalizer for a reason!!! Besides the fact that I WILL NOT live under a tyrannical government, THAT is the SOLE reason for the 2nd Amendment! As Fred Sanford would’ve said, “You big dummy!!!”

          • Tom W.

            I wonder what Coal Miner had to say there Eddie?!!

          • Tom W.

            You underestimate how much strenth there is in numbers there John! Besides that, I personally think that all the advanced technology rancor is a bunch of BS! If they weren’t scared of us, we’d already be living under Marshall Law!!!
            “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
            Thomas Jefferson

          • Tom W.

            Give ‘em hell vickie!!! YOU GO GIRLFRIEND! If push comes to shove, I’d take you in my foxhole over any of them boys anytime anywhere girlfriend!!!

          • Tom W.

            OK denniso, now you’re showing yourself not only to be a blasphemer, but also biblicly and constitutionally ignorant! First of all God’s name always is capitalized, unless you’re referring to a pagan god such as Allah. Secondly the Constitution states that ALL of our rights come from God and are therefore undeniable by man! And lastly, you can forget about trying to say what the Bible says or doesn’t say, unless of course you’re correct, as long as I’m posting on this site!!! And these words are written in red!

            Luke 22:36 King James Version
            “Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.”

            Of course there wasn’t no such thing as a gun in biblicl times, so don’t even go there butthead!!!

          • denniso

            Gee whiz,I’m awfully sorry! I didn’t capitalize the name of your pretend god…oops,God. If your god were real and you really had contact w/ her,I doubt you would care in the least what non believers thought about her/it or how they spelled her name.

            As to being correct,maybe you need to go back to school to learn how to write w/o using double negatives?
            Would you try to explain the comment from Jesus.’turn the other cheek’? How about ‘love thy enemy’? Maybe in time you’ll realize that the bible was written by chauvanist men,who were more ignorant of the world than a 6th grader today. Also,that the gospels are full of contradictions that surely tell you they had no help from an alien creature.

          • denniso

            So Vickie, do you really believe that the constitution was written by your ‘creator’? Just as the unlearned believe she wrote the bible,w/ all it’s mistakes and contradictions and obscenity? Your childish and tedious arguments for your god are so silly and hopeless that people who can think and read and comprehend just throw up their hands in amazement. If you come to know that humans are responsible for our lives and the well being of the very planet we exploit,you’ll be freed from the shackles of ignorance…try it,it’s very rewarding to actually use the mind that evolution gave you.

          • DaveH

            But the Liberals, like Denniso, cling to the most fallacious, unfounded religion of all — Liberalism. Not only is it strictly a belief system, that is based on Hopes and Dreams fed to the Followers by Sociopathic Leaders who are just seeking their votes, but it has proven to be a failure everywhere that it’s been tried. The Big Government promoted by Evil Liberal Leaders and swallowed hook, line, and sinker by Ignorant Liberal Followers, just doesn’t work.
            Big Government is a logical failure. Who is foolish enough to believe that the bureaucrats, with the power to force their services on the Customers, with ultra-secure jobs and higher salaries than their private sector counterparts, are going to be productive? I mean, so what if they aren’t? It’s almost impossible to fire them.
            And Big Government is an experiential failure. Real life experience shows that the Bigger a country’s Government is, the worse its economy is:
            http://heritage.org/index/ranking

            Yet, Liberals like Denniso just keep on promoting it. Obviously he is feeding at the trough somehow.

          • libertytrain

            DaveH – I seemed to notice that flashy/flashman is on break and denniso came back in – they must have called him in to cover for flashy’s break – :)

          • vicki

            denniso says:
            “So Vickie, do you really believe that the constitution was written by your ‘creator’?”

            Just for fun I re-read what I posted and nowhere could I find any hint that I said or implied that the Creator wrote it. This would imply that either you have a reading comprehension problem or that I have a writing comprehension problem. Other readers can decide :)

            Denniso: “If you come to know that humans are responsible for our lives and the well being of the very planet we exploit,you’ll be freed from the shackles of ignorance”

            Ah the hubris. To think that little humans really think they can seriously harm Gaia.

            Denniso: “…try it,it’s very rewarding to actually use the mind that evolution gave you.”

            Whom or what created evolution.

            Oh and whom or what gave me the right to keep and bear arms? Whom or what gave me the right to be free?

          • vicki

            Denniso writes:
            “For the literalists out there,we should stick to what the constitution says at the time,right? An ‘arm’ 200yrs ago was a muzzle loaded,single shot pistol or rifle. That is what you have a right to own or carry,not a Glock automatic or sniper rifle.”

            The “literalists” out here notice that the Constitution did not say muzzle loaded, single shot pistol or rifle. We also notice what the writers meant when they said “arms”.

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            “Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

            Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
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            http://www.dojgov.net/Liberty_Watch.htm

            That would easilly cover a glock, a sniper rifle,…. The list goes on and on and on and…..

            Perhaps you should re-think your argument. It appears to have more inconsistencies then the ones you claim (but fail to list, how typical) in the Gospel.

          • R Crain

            Well Denniso, we may not topple the Govt. all at once, but a few for starters will do. I see 535 targets of opportunity in DC. If you look at State govt, those that agree with Obummer and his minions, then you have some more select targets. After a few start dropping, I would imagine that would weigh heavy on a few people mind.By a few people, I`m talking about those in Govt. that are still walking around with a bulls eye on their back.I`m not really concerned with it myself, I figure enough military guys will get together and take care of that little problem. I really only care about my little patch of woods here where I live. When you step into my woods, then we play by my rules.I have had plenty of time to rig some nice supprises for would be trespassers.I did tell you before we make all of our own stuff, didn`t I. Ammo, silencers, thermite, snares, knives.I really only care about keeping my little patch of woods clean, even though I`m surrounded by the National Forest.I have no intentions of dying in a Fema Concentration camp, I`ll choose my time and place. I will die on my feet, as a free man, but I`ll send a bunch of you buggers ahead of me to meet Jesus, and you win`t going to like what he has for you.

          • denniso

            Gee!!! If only I could put my brain on permanent hold and become a rightwinger so I could have ‘people’ like R Crain on my side to clearly and thoughtfully discuss the gospel of the rightwing Creed with. Crain,you are an example of some of the most childish and thoughtless non thinking out there….calling congress people ‘targets’. Now that’s the kind of talk that can get you a visit from the secret service,to see if you are as much a lunatic as you sound like…by the way,there are no FEMA camps being built to house Americans as prisoners of a totalitarian gov’t….get over it.

            Vickie…your earlier comment implied that you believe the constitution was written by god,when you said your right to own a gun was given to you by your so called creator. Now,if it’s the constitution that gives you that right,how is that connected to the wishes of your make believe creator unless she/it helped write the document? Do you also think you have the right to own tactical N-weapons,and that right was given to you by your creator? Do you have a right to own Tomahawk missiles? If you don’t think that a make believe ‘creator’ wrote or helped write the constitution then how would you make the claim that your gun rights come from a ‘creator’?? Has ‘she’ told you so? Are you clairvoyant?

          • DaveH

            And there we have it, Folks. Denniso is an excellent example of the kind of pushy controlling disrespect we can expect if we let the Liberals get any more control of our lives.

          • Vicki

            Denniso writes:
            “Now,if it’s the constitution that gives you that right,how is that connected to the wishes of your make believe creator unless she/it helped write the document?”

            Thus you can see the problem with liberal education. Liberals foolishly believe that their rights are granted by the Constitution. If this were really so then those rights could be taken away merely by changing the Constitution. This would make them privileges and not rights.

            It really isn’t the fault of the liberal. It is a planned subversion of the clear meaning and intent of the founding fathers in creating the contract between the States and the Federal Government. The liberal can’t help that he/she has been programmed in school for many many years to believe this obvious falsehood.

            Denniso. Please do take the time to re-read what I wrote. I clearly pointed out that my rights are NOT granted to me by the Constitution. Hence the “than” part of your assertion is found to be void.

          • Vicki

            Denniso writes:
            “….your make believe creator….”

            Question for you Denniso. Who created you? Is he/she/it make believe? If so how is it that you exist?

          • Old Henry

            John and denniso feel that gun owners pose no threat to the government. If that is so then why all the continuous attempts to disarm the people?

            Maybe the guns will not be as effective as we would hope, but they do give the people a fightng chance.

            And as vicki stated NO ONE thought the colonists had a snowball’s chance in hell against the mightyest military on Earth.

          • James

            Rick, The right to bear arms is our last recourse, not the Second Amendment. The Amendment’s “shall not be infringed” is a restriction placed upon Congress, it is not the right itself.

        • Tom W.

          You don’t have to worry about brainwashing do you Karolyn?! You don’t possess one to wash!!! I understand completely, people don’t see it because they just plain refuse to believe it! I can’t blame them, it’s unfathomable!!! I’ve been a believer since the end of 1993 and am simply amazed at the progression of things, especially in the last couple of years! It’s unreal and it’s right there in plain sight and you still can’t see it!!! Your eyes have been blinded by the god of this world! (II Cor. 4:4)

          • Tom W.

            Give it to ‘em strait APN! Couldn’t have said it NO better!!!

        • http://yahoo ted

          Karolyn, sounds like obama’s done a lot of brainwashing to your head. 16.4 trillion in debt. good luck to your children and grand children paying off that one.46 million people on food stamps Where are all the jobs the stimulus was going to create. Please open your eyes to the facts. and by the way the numbers have shot up in obamas last 2 years.

          • Tom W.

            She doesn’t have a brain to wash ted!

          • denniso

            Is that all you rightwingers can do? Make personal attacks on people who disagree w/ you? And classless enough that you have to personally go after a woman as well…big,tough,rightwing hacks.

          • Tom W.

            You’re just mad because I exposed you as the moron that you are denniso, so don’t even try to pass yourself off as chivalrous! We know that there is no such animal among you leftys, besides that Karolyn is probably one of those chicks that’ll go upside of your head for holding the door for her!!! You are what one of my all time heros, Archie Bunker, refered to as a meathead!

          • DaveH

            Denniso,
            You are a colossal hypocrite, as the regular readers know. What else can we expect from a Liberal?

          • vicki

            denniso says:
            “…..rightwingers….classless….big,tough,rightwing hacks.”

            Pot. Meet Kettle.

            Did you really have to be so obvious in your Hypocrisy?

          • APN

            Dumniso said: Is that all you rightwingers can do? Make personal attacks on people who disagree w/ you? And classless enough that you have to personally go after a woman as well…big,tough,rightwing hacks.

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            I would think based upon your posts that this particular one would seem to be mutually exclusive. I thought you were the BIG POWERFUL WOMAN, not a victim at all? Shucks, Hillary Clinton on steroids, according to Dumniso!

            I mean you are obviously a bitter little female. I think the real term is Marxist Feminist, correct? i.e.; GOD hater,Christian Hater, MAN hater, America Hater, Founding Father hater, etc etc etc …. but most of all MAN HATER and the primary reason being, you are angry about your gender, correct?

            How dare GOD make you a woman!!!! or How dare EVO make you a woman, in YOUR case!!!

            Marxist Feminism IS the problem we have in America and has been for about 4-5 decades now. It is the ROOT cause of where we are today and will eventually DESTROY America. Socialism always begins with Marxist feminism and then eventually morphs into full blown communism. That’s when all the innocent people begin to perish.

            Bottom line, bitter females have Big barks, but no byte, unless of course you get your “Alpha Males” to do your bidding for you. I call it the 400lb gorilla mouth with a 100lb butt to back it up. HC being a prime example and eventually she will get us ALL killed.

            So put that in your feminist evolutionary pipe and smoke on it for a while.

            By the way, it is GOD the FATHER, not god the mother, and for good reason.

          • denniso

            You are clearly a babbling fool who has too much time to waste listening to Limbaugh the traitor. You are so clueless that there is no point to address any of your childish ‘points’. Try thinking on your own a little,turn off the moron Limbaugh and get a real life. It is possible for a handful of people like you to improve your mental abilities and wake up to reality. Work at it and maybe in 20 yrs you will be fit to vote.

          • DaveH

            That coming from the kind of person who considers himself/herself to be one of the “compassionate” Liberals. Yeah, sure Denniso. Tell us some more fairy tales.

          • APN

            Dumniso responded: You are clearly a babbling fool who has too much time to waste listening to Limbaugh the traitor. You are so clueless that there is no point to address any of your childish ‘points’. Try thinking on your own a little,turn off the moron Limbaugh and get a real life. It is possible for a handful of people like you to improve your mental abilities and wake up to reality. Work at it and maybe in 20 yrs you will be fit to vote.
            ___________________________________________________________________

            The only CHILDISH babbling FOOL on this blog is you, you little pathetic Self-appointed dictator. I hope I live long enough to see all these MAN made security systems disappear so we can see the ALL OMNIPOTENT DUMNISO and her Marxist Feminist crowd, in all their POWER and GLORY, tell us dumb little helpless MEN how things ought to be done. Tell us Dumniso just how the WORLD that GOD the Father created, should actually work?

            You are in fact a pathetic excuse for the female population and it is little hate filled females like you, taught in our public school system, that will be the END of our great nation.

            You are BIG on starting things but “Little” on finishing what you big mouth starts.

            Typical ANGRY Marxist Feminist that couldn’t find your butt with both hands if your life depended on it.

          • vicki

            Denniso scolds people for using personal attacks and then demonstrates by writing on January 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm:

            “…..babbling fool……Limbaugh the traitor…You are so clueless ……your childish ‘points’……moron Limbaugh….wake up to reality. ….Work at it and maybe in 20 yrs you will be fit to vote…..”

            sigh.

          • denniso

            Vickie…if men writing the constitution didn’t give you your rights,like the confused ‘right to bear arms’,or the one the great Founders missed,your right to vote, then where do they come from? Does the Bible give you the right to vote? Does it give you the right to privacy in your home? Men,mostly,have given or taken rights from people for the half million or so yrs of human existence…the Bible,written by men of course,has done it’s share of shackling men and women both. We are responsible for what we do,singly and collectively as communities and nations,not some mythical creature.

            As to Limbaugh…if you can’t see clearly that he is indeed nothing less than rich,elite,traitorous trash for what he does every day in essentially tearing people down for his own benefit,then you are as blind as most rightwingers and beyond hope.

            I wonder if DaveH,w/ his heartfelt concern for the feelings of bigots and hatemongers here, has any harsh words for limbaugh in his virulent attacks on many of our leaders as well as entire groups of people?

          • vicki

            denniso says:
            “Vickie…if men writing the constitution didn’t give you your rights,like the confused ‘right to bear arms’,or the one the great Founders missed,your right to vote, then where do they come from?”

            I told you where. Look above. In my earlier comments not the sky.
            The founders did not miss any rights. They even warned that there are lots and lots of rights NOT mentioned in the Bill of Rights. (See amendment 9).

            I notice you evaded my question. Whom or what created you?

          • APN

            Well, where exactly did Dumniso come from? Well, based upon her beliefs in “Science”;( you know that MAN made stuff that once believed the world was FLAT or currently believes in “Global Warming”), she must have come out of the butt end of a monkey, correct?

            Wait a minute, we still have MONKEYS on this planet, don’t we? Well!, I guess those poor monkeys got left behind by their scientific god, aka….”EVO”. WOW! How powerful EVO must be!!! SHE, mother nature, chose to evolve some monkeys and not others. What a mother she is!
            ______________________________________________________________________

            Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen.

            Now put that in your scientific EVO pipe and smoke on it for a while.

          • denniso

            I scrolled through the above comments and didn’t find your comment about your rights…but i think you have just said that your rights are god given,whatever that means. You could repeat what your position is if it’s not too much trouble. If you think your rights come from your creator,then why do we need the constitution,if you’re not claiming that ‘he’ helped write it? Whatever it is,it’s clear that the Founders were elitists who intended for the wealthy white males to be in control. Why did they not give the vote to Indians,Blacks and women,as well as white men w/ no property? Why did we apparently need all the amendments that came after the original constitution,some more than 100 yrs later?

            Who created me? No one,except my mother and father. Science doesn’t have absolutes like religion does,and that’s the fundamental difference between the two. You people need absolutes in a world where there actually aren’t many. Most people currently believe that for some strange reason there was a Big Bang and the universe began. After billions of yrs our solar system and our little earth was formed and life began after another few billion yrs,then evolved into what we see now. It’s actually pretty simple and well documented,but like all science is open to new findings.

            How on earth,and why,would a creator go to the huge trouble of making an entire universe just to have his/her little beings on one little planet? Why would a kind,loving creator inflict such misery,pain and death on the beings that she is supposed to love so deeply w/ unseen and deadly creatures like viruses and bacteria? An invisible curse on the beings she loves so, that continued for thousands of yrs w/ absolutely no knowledge or even a clue as to what lay behind the terrible plagues that ravaged humans for most of our existence? Is there anything at all in the supposedly divinely written Bible that would give even a small clue about the nature of deadly viruses so that humans could have done something to save the innocent millions of babies and children that suffered horrible disease and lingering death? No,there is nothing in the Bible about the multitude of deadly bacteria and viruses that aflict us,because the men who wrote it w/o any divine help had no knowledge of the unseen threats.

            There never was and still isn’t any god above us who has anything at all to do w/ us or our earth. We puny and flawed humans are in control,for better or worse,of our affairs and the future of the world. The good news about that is that it is possible for us to fix things,once we face reality and realize that it is totally up to us and our behavior. War,famine,climate change,poverty,crime,disease…it’s all on our shoulders and we can’t look to any myths to bail us out.

          • denniso

            I’m talking to Vicki. APN is even more pointless to address a comment to.

          • Vicki

            denniso writes:
            “I scrolled through the above comments and didn’t find your comment about your rights…but i think you have just said that your rights are god given,whatever that means. You could repeat what your position is if it’s not too much trouble.”

            It’s not :)
            On January 27, 2012 at 6:16 pm I specifically wrote that my rights were given to me by my Creator. In that text I was referring to a SPECIFIC right however it would be quite logical to presume that any and all rights that are mine come from my Creator.

            Denniso: “If you think your rights come from your creator,then why do we need the constitution?

            We don’t. However having a written contract between 2 people or groups helps remind people about what the agreements are.

            Denniso: “Whatever it is,it’s clear that the Founders were elitists who intended for the wealthy white males to be in control. Why did they not give the vote to Indians,Blacks and women,as well as white men w/ no property?”

            If voting is a right how could they not give it? However as it happens the Founders chose not to be the elitists you claim but chose to let the PEOPLE choose at the State level who was to have the vote.
            Interestingly both Negros and women were allowed to vote depending on the decisions of each state.
            http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2004/historian.php
            note also that after the Civil War it was Northern states that were most resistant to allowing Negros the vote.
            “opposition to granting suffrage to African-American men was strong in the North.”

            Denniso: “Why did we apparently need all the amendments that came after the original constitution,some more than 100 yrs later?”

            Show evidence that we needed any of them let alone all of them.

          • Vicki

            Denniso writes:
            “Who created me? No one”

            If no one created you than how is it you exist?

            Denniso: “except my mother and father.”

            Ah. So you do admit to a Creator who is not imaginary. Did they happen to include life and free will into the set of gifts they gave you? Or did they just throw you out there to fend for yourself?

            Denniso: “Most people currently believe that for some strange reason there was a Big Bang and the universe began……”

            Hmmm… Most people believe…. I.E. Religion. (2,4 from the definition)
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            Definition of RELIGION
            1a : the state of a religious
            b (1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural
            (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
            2: a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
            3 archaic : scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness
            4: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith
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            http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/religion?show=0&t=1327976098

          • Vicki

            Denniso writes:
            “How on earth,and why,would a creator go to the huge trouble of making an entire universe just to have his/her little beings on one little planet?”

            Cause he/she needed a background for the little planet to float in?

            And who says that God’s creations are limited to just one little planet?
            Even Science doesn’t do that.

            Denniso: “Why would a kind,loving creator inflict such misery,pain and death on the beings that she is supposed to love so deeply w/ unseen and deadly creatures like viruses and bacteria?”

            Again who says he/she did? Are you thinking of eden?

            Denniso: “Is there anything at all in the supposedly divinely written Bible that would give even a small clue about the nature of deadly viruses so that humans could have done something to save the innocent millions of babies and children that suffered horrible disease and lingering death?”

            Kosher.

            Denniso: “No,there is nothing in the Bible about the multitude of deadly bacteria and viruses that aflict us,because the men who wrote it w/o any divine help had no knowledge of the unseen threats.”

            Your statement is demonstrably false.
            “God requires that we eat only clean meat (Torah: Lev. 11 and Deut. 14)”

          • Vicki

            Denniso writes:
            “There never was and still isn’t any god above us who has anything at all to do w/ us or our earth.”

            Interesting choice of phrase. It could be interpreted as you do believe in 1 or more God(s). Is that what you meant? If not why did you say anything after “…isn’t any god…”.

            Denniso: “We puny and flawed humans are in control,for better or worse,of our affairs”

            That is rather the point of free will.

            Denniso: “…War,famine,climate change,poverty,crime,disease…it’s all on our shoulders and we can’t look to any myths to bail us out.”

            War, crime is under our control. Climate change, disease are part of the stage. Famine and poverty are some of the conditions we might find ourselves in if we choose unwisely. How we use our God given gifts in our reaction to those conditions is what we control.

            Our choices will be judged.

            —————————————–
            First Principle. Your Creator gifted you with life and free will.
            How you use those 2 gifts and how you honor these gifts in others,
            is how you shall be judged.
            —————————————–

          • denniso

            No Vicki, I don’t think there is anything ‘out there’ that we would recognize as a god,or gods. The universe came from the Big Bang which came from some sort of energy flux which came from who knows what…if there was any evidence at all,other than believers ‘faith’,for any sort of god then it could be debated…but there is absolutely none. Feelings,faith,good deeds of a mother Theresa or Jesus’ face in a tortilla aside,there is absolutely no reason to believe blindly in your unseen,unknowable,unprovable and poorly defined god…except for fear,coercion and uncertainity that motivate most believers,and money and security for the priests and pastors and charlatans.

            Do you really think the Biblical verse to eat clean meat covers the problem of the myriad viruses and bacteria that your god failed to inform his ‘children’ of? Kosher meat is no more clean of bacteria and viruses than other meat,and the people of that barbaric time would think of clean in the most simple way…washed w/ water. They didn’t have a clue that much of the water of the time was infested w/ pathogens. Your god looks to be more of a devil than a kind loving father.

          • Vicki

            denniso writes:
            “No Vicki, I don’t think there is anything ‘out there’ that we would recognize as a god,or gods.”

            Interesting. You still imply there is something out there. Does that mean you believe in a higher power or Intelligent design? Or are you a believer that Nothing created Everything?

            Denniso: “The universe came from the Big Bang which came from some sort of energy flux which came from who knows what…”

            So you are saying there IS a higher power. But you just don’t know what it is.

            Denniso: “if there was any evidence at all,other than believers ‘faith’,for any sort of god then it could be debated…but there is absolutely none.”

            Other than the simple fact that we are having this conversation. Oh and the thousands of interesting constants that exist such that the universe actually works. Read Romans 1:20–22 where these constants are mentioned.

            Now for a moment let us consider a dream. In that dream you are God(dess) incarnate. (assumes that you actually participate in your dreams).

            Go to any one of your creations and prove to them that I exist or even that this conversation exists since you don’t really have any proof that I exist. Well other than these conversations that is.

          • denniso

            No, I don’t think there is any higher power. What you and other believers don’t get is that science is a process of discovery about the world and universe. At no point in time can science give definitive answers about absolutely everything,since we don’t know everything…that’s what makes science alive,as opposed to religion which has nothing new to say about the world. Religion claims to know all,yet it really knows very little about anything. It was designed by primitive people at a time when there was so little knowledge of the world that absurd myths and fairy tales could be passed off on people in an attempt to explain the mysteries that abounded and gave the priests control over the masses.

            No person of a scientific mind can say categorically what is beyond what we can see and quantify,but we try to keep an open mind about the possibilities,which seldom include a god. That’s because there is no evidence for any sort of god at all. Believers want to believe in a ‘higher power’ because they feel alone and empty w/o such a thing. That doesn’t make it true,just because people want it to be.

            Because we can’t say what came before the big bang doesn’t mean we think a god caused it…it means we don’t know,and again, if there was any rational reason to think there was some god or higher power behind it then that could be part of the reasoning…but there isn’t because there is no logic in believing in something that shows us no evidence of it’s existence.

            People do the same thing w/ silly things like paranormal activity or aliens flying around earth and. When these things are looked at critically there is no evidence or proof found,and yet many people still cling to a belief in them. Most people have a tendency to belief in superstitution of many sorts,and religion is just another one…one that has staying power because it has been w/ humans from the earliest days,and because it’s easier than developing a critical mind and breaking from the past as well as from the majority opinion.

          • vicki

            Denniso writes:
            “but there isn’t because there is no logic in believing in something that shows us no evidence of it’s existence.”

            3 times I have shown you the evidence. 3 times you have denied Him.

            Let us get back to the beginning of this philosophical side trip and discuss your rights. Since you have no Creator you have no rights. Present yourself promptly before us so that we may fit you with proper chains.

          • denniso

            You are indeed a true believer,as are most Republicans. That’s why there is little hope of dialogue between the 2 parties…Repubs/believers have an absolutist view of the world and human nature and think they know everything w/ certainty. How can people have a discussion about serious issues when one side believes so adamantly that they can’t compromise or accept differences of opinion? Religion has poisoned the human mind and convinces believers that there are absolutes,like their god. It’s convenient,but wrong. The world and human nature are much more complex than the simplistic view put forth by all religions.

            I am pleased that we didn’t resort to name calling. As to that,when bigots and hatemongers attack me or others I don’t shrink from calling them on it. I don’t even mind calling them names to point out their evil ways. I never call someone a derogatory name if they haven’t begun the game. Best wishes,Vicki.

          • vicki

            denniso says:
            “You are indeed a true believer,as are most Republicans. That’s why there is little hope of dialogue between the 2 parties…Repubs/believers have an absolutist view of the world and human nature and think they know everything w/ certainty.”

            A rather absolutist view of Rebubs/believers don’t you think.

            Denniso: “How can people have a discussion about serious issues when one side believes so adamantly that they can’t compromise or accept differences of opinion?”

            Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice….
            Compromise in the persuit of freedom is no virtue.

            Why should people compromise on freedom beyond the obvious of not infringing on the freedom of others? (See “First Principle” posted above). See also the writings of the founding fathers.

            Denniso: “Religion has poisoned the human mind and convinces believers that there are absolutes,like their god. It’s convenient,but wrong.”

            Like junk science which tries to convince the people that the sky is falling (AGW thanks Al G.). It’s convenient,but wrong. :) Is it the religion or is it the (evil) people who try to force their religion (thru government force in this example) on others that is wrong?

            There are a large number of absolutes in science too. Just one of them is 0 deg K. No telling how cold it would get otherwise.

            Denniso: “I am pleased that we didn’t resort to name calling.”

            We have debated before so you know that I don’t bother with such. Usually :). We can and do have differences of opinion. They can even have opinions over what my rights are. Where I get annoyed is when people try to get others to use force to try and take from me my birthright(s).

            Dennso: “Best wishes,Vicki.”

            You too. And remember Pascals Wager. I shall pray for your immortal soul.

      • Peeper
        • John

          WND was involved? The national inquirer of the loons? Well, this will go before the federal US supreme court and the outcome will be the verdict will be overturned and Georgia will lose… I believe those people are grasping at straws. Instead fighting Obama at the ballots, they try to prevent him to be on the ballots and thus the outcome will be that his followers will be even more determined to vote for him and even fence sitters will vote for him. Remember just because he is not on the ballot does not mean that he can not be written in.

          • Tom W.

            You aren’t grasping what’s being said are you John?! It says that he DOES NOT QUALIFY AS A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!!! Thus making him uneligible to run period! Is that setting in John, Just as Arnold Schwarzenegger (Thank God!!!) was uneligible to run, so is Barack uneligible to be president!!! If true, and it looks to me like a righteous complaint, how did this mistake happen!!! How in the hell could someone not qualified get elected to the highest office in the land?!! Heads must roll!

            Ephesians 6:12 – King James Version
            “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

          • vicki

            John says:
            “WND was involved?”

            As in the only news source that is actually tracking and reporting the events surrounding Obama and his possible eligibility. I would think you would cheer them on for actually caring that he is eligible.

            Or are you perhaps hiding some facts that he is not?

        • Tom W.

          Peeper, thank you so much for that site! I can really use the free Hebraic Roots Bible download, I believe it’s going to be an awesome read!!! If you’ve never read Jerome Corsi’s book “The Obama Nation”, I highly recommend it. It’s a shame more people didn’t read it prior to the 2008 election, of which I’m guilty also. If more people would’ve, he might not of gotten elected. Not only does it contain an accurate bio, it also cronicles his time as a community organizer in Chicago and all of his indiscretions as such! An excellent read.

      • omegaqq

        I totally agree , esp. with the passage of DNAA in 12/11, semper FI-0311.

      • Jerry

        Mr. Chip Wood,
        You sir are perhaps the most negative & filled with disdain voter & writer that I could ever imagine there to be.

        While we “all” can be wrong, let me predict to you sir, that this will be the election cycle that (One of our STRONG GOP candidates) succeed to take back the white house from OBAMA. And by the way, ROMNEY will be (MY opinion) the most equipped to accomplish the above.

        Have a good day sir.

        PS: In the future, try to be more “optimistic”, as you sound as negative as possible…!

        • R Crain

          Jerry, he has every right to be negative about the coming election. All you people need to pull your heads out of your assess. You people just don`t get it. The fix is in. BOTH PARTIES have the same goal. Let me give you a HINT, NEW WORLD ORDER!! The Republicans and the Democrats are both working the same side of the street. They are going to take us all kicking and screaming into the NEW WORLD ORDER. Our only chance to turn this around, and save this Republic was with the TEA PARTY. It was the Republicans that put the knife into Herman Cains back. It was the Republicans that ruined it for Sara Palin. It was the Republicans that sabotaged Michell Bachman. Anybody that votes these two parties,Demo or Repub. is going to lose this country. The fix is in. Do you want to see the Democrats and the Republicans piss themselves? Do you want to see this election go VIRAL overnight? Do you want to see the stock market go thru the roof. Want to see World Bankers shaking in their boots. Get Sara Palin to throw her hat into the ring. These clowns in DC are terrorfied of this woman. They tried to get her to join the BIG BOYS CLUB back in 2008, and she told them to stick it where the sun don`t shine. She has one goal, to save this Republic, and its people. She may not be everyones cup of tea, but she is way more qualified than any of these clowns in DC. They know if she is elected, many of them are going to prison for a very long time. She will clean house. You won`t have to worry about voter fraud, as neither the Democrats or the Republicans can raise that many dead voters. Hard to beat a LAND SLIDE ELECTION!! These SOB in DC have forgotten who their bosses are, and its time they were reminded.Get Sara Palin to run with Herman Cain, or Michelle Bachman, and you will either see a land slide victory, or Obummer declaring Martial Law, to stay as our beloved dictator.The first thing she should do is arrest and jail all 535 members in DC. Charge them with TREASON, and hold emergency elections for new members. ONLY ELECT new members with a strong belief in the US CONSTITUTION, the BILL OF RIGHTS, and take back this Republic. Give them a fair trial, then execute them on National TV, so the world can see what we do to TRAITORS of the American People. This will let others know what happens when you mess with REAL AMERICANS! I imagine a lot of people will die in the next few months, but that is the price of FREEDOM. Lets git er done.

          • Jerry

            R Crain,

            You are a Certifiable nut job dude. You might want to speak Spanish or something–it would be more clear than your mesmerizing of words…

          • Bud Tugly

            RCAIN-

            No one put a knife into Herman Cain – it was his foot in his mouth that did him in… 999 – please… Libya? where’s that?

            “… Sara Palin to run with Herman Cain, or Michelle Bachman, and you will either see a land slide victory.”

            You must be dreaming – these candidates cannot win a general election. True or not, they come across as not too bright along with Rick Perry. Independents will not go with them. sadly, Ron Paul is the best candidate, clearly intelligent, high integrity, but doesn’t stand a chance against the machine that opposes him.

          • merle

            Rcain. Wow you need some professional treatment.H. Cain dropped from the race because of his moral issues, Sarah Palin while many like her is not intelligent enough to take this on, Michelle Bachman is intelligent but doesn’t have the stanima to keep up. I too wish we could clean house and start new but not in the insane way you describe. But this isn’t going to ever happen so we must elect the strongest of the weak that we have.

          • Tom W.

            R Crain , excuse me but were you referring to Herman “Da Playa” Cain, Sarah “I can see russia from my veranda” Palin, and Michele ” Let’s sing happy birthday to Elvis” Bachmann as true Tea-partiers?!! These are posers sir!!! Jason Chaffetz, Mike Lee, Allen West, Rand Paul, and Kristi Noem are a few good examples of of true Tea-party Patriots!!! I would go as far to say that the three you named are left-wing plants whose sole purpose it was to make the Tea-party look bad!!! What are you smoking sir, and do you have any more?! On second thought, no I don’t want any of that stuff!!!

          • Joe

            If the “fix was in”,then Palin would also lose because the voting numbers would be “fixed”.

        • Tom W.

          Romney’s a heretic Jerry! I would rather vote for Barack, who at least claims to be a real Christian, than to vote for a man who follows a cult whose founder claimed that he found the lost Urim and Thummim of biblical antiquity while digging post holes on the family farm in upstate New York! I will guarantee you Jerry, as sure as Bill O’Reilly’s a closet Lady Gaga groupie, that if Mitt wins the GOP nomination the network airwaves will be filled with expose’s on the Mormons and their beliefs! Our beloved POTUS will play the faith card on Mitt in a Manchurian moment!!! Probably even tying his family tree to Warren Jeffs somehow!

          • http://google rose

            Think aout what you are saying. You won’t vote for Romney because he is a cult member, but you will vote for Obama because he claims to be a christian.
            They both claim to be christian, but both of them are members of cults that allow them to lie and call themselves christians, all in the name of their religion. One is no better than the other.
            When I read between the lines of Chip’s article, it sounds to me as if he wants Obama to win. I didn’t say he supports Obama, I said he wants him to win.
            Chip seems to think that if Obama wins that it will open the eyes of conservatives and then real change will come.
            No way. If conservatives will not stand up now and try to put a true conservative in office now, while they have chance, they truly will not or will not be able to put one in later. Voting republicans into congress to try and put a halt on big government hasn’t work yet. Because many are not true conservatives. So many people just want to get Obama out of office and are willing to vote for someone who is just as bad, just for the sake of getting him out of office. But it is not about just replacing one yo-yo with another, it should be about putting the reins on an out of control government.
            We have a chance, but I think we are going to blow it.
            Ron Paul wants to get back to following the constitution. The one thing that has made this country free. Men died to bring the constitution about and all it seems is that we keep voting people in that want to trample over it.
            I for one, will vote for Ron Paul and live with my conscience. And if he does not win, prepare for the worst that will befall this country.
            God’s will be done.

          • Tom W.

            Very well said Rose! I pray that you know that I was just jesting about voting for Obama! I too think that Ron would be the best choice from the ones we’re offered. Although I must say for the umpteenth time that his stance on the Islamic problem can only be compared to Neville Chamberlaine’s stance on the Nazi’s prior to WWII! Islam is not a religion! It is PURE EVIL!!! And must be dealt with accordingly! Any Muslim who tells you that their religion is a peaceful tolerant religion is simply telling you a “taqiyya” or is decieved themselves! History speaks for itself.
            “Tolerence is the last virtue of a dying society.” – Aristotle

          • DaveH

            Tom, here are a couple of books you should read to awaken yourself to the realities of politics and war:
            http://mises.org/books/whileyouslept.pdf

            And

          • DaveH

            http://mises.org/books/pearl_harbor_greaves.pdf

            Politicians can’t be trusted. You can bet that if they’ve involved us in a war, there’s something they aren’t telling us.

      • BigBadJohn

        Funny I heard the same sort of dribble when Bush was in office. The republican congress even proposed eliminating presidential term limitations so Bush could become dictator.

        None of it happened. How much of your fear mongering is going to happen – probably just as much.

        • R Crain

          You can call it dribble, or what ever you want, but if you believe for one minute that the Republican Party has your best interest at heart, then you will most likely be one of the first to enter the Detention camps.The Republicans are now just as bad as the Democrats. They proved that already by not challenging Obummer and his gang when they opened the detention camps, when they recently passed the laws taking away your rights to a hearing. Now they can take your citizenship. WAKE UP MORONS!!This do nothing congress voted for this crap. They are ELITE, so they think. They are above the law. So they think. If you really believe what your saying, and think I`m messed up, then you are on your own. I live in the Ozark woods, and I have about a years supply of food. I also have plenty of deer and turkey to eat. Lots of trout in these streams also. My kill zone is well defined, and I have cameras and motion detectors in place. I have several 6 volt batteries wired in series going into a 8,000watt inverter, going into a 10,000 watt step up transformer to give me 240 volts AC. I have a 350 ft. deep well also. I am armed to the teeth. I will show no mercy to anyone stupid enough to show up here to take what I have built and put aside for my family.I`m a 100% disabled Navy Veteran, combat hardened, and they may beat me too death with my own gun, but I will send a lot of them to meet Jesus first. When they reach me, I will be knee deep in brass.YOU CAN TAKE THAT TOO THE BANK. You morons should pull your head out of your ass and get with the program. Its people like me that will have to fight and die for morons like you.Its people like me that has to protect morons like you from your selves. I hope you make it. I might not make it, but I will die a free man, standing on my feet. Not like you in some detainment camp.

          • Senior Citizen

            R Crain . . . I’m a lady turning 74 next month and MY FERVENT WISH IS TO BE JUST LIKE YOU!!!! Unfortunately I live in a city so I can’t stockpile weapons–maybe some food. I’d have a boatload of guns if it were possible!! You’re a TRUE AMERICAN–let’s believe there are many more like us!!!!!!

          • Bud Tugly

            I’m a combat vet, too but I have a more positive view of the and human human beings. I would prefer not to take another human life again. What I did still haunts me. If extreme circumstances presented themselves I could and would but political disagreements are not enough. Their meaning all fades over time.

            Remember the Hundred Years War in Europe over which kings would rule western France? Do those issues matter now?

            Life is a precious gift. Our world is beautiful. The sun shines on our faces. try to enjoy what God has given us.

            I am sorry you live in such a sad world.

          • R Crain

            To the nice Senior Citizen I say:May the good Lord hold you close, and bless you. I`m sure he will be with you in these trying times, and upon the hour of your demise, he will make it painless, and your worries will be over. I hope you never have to suffer.

          • Brian Schultz

            all this and a hill of beans… equals… a hill of beans…

            long before you are knee deep in brass and/ or hiding in the woods with your silenced sniper rifle and camo… they will have already sent a smart bomb your way, blown up your food stores, contaminated your water, and laid you out…. but keep on thinking you are safe…. you are one gung ho ex-navy psycho (with combat experience)

        • Tom W.

          “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”
          John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902).

          • R Crain

            OK Bud Tugsly, I`m glad you feel the way you do. I`m sure God will look on you with favor. I`m a no nonsense man, and I fear you are not really aware of what is about to befall this wonderful country.We are very close to Martial law as I speak, and if that happens many soldiers from different countries will be patrolling our streets. Most, if not all don`t speak english. When you leave your house to go to work, and he tells you in his language to get back into your house. I am here to protect you. You did not understand one word, so you attempt to approach him. He guns you down, in front of your family, and your neighbors. He has now made his point at your expense. I`m more fortunate. I live in the beautiful Ozarks woods of Missouri. Way back in the woods. I`m also a ham radio operator, with scanners tuned to various frequencies. Since I`m a MARS operator also, I know the military frequencies as I talk to them all the time, all over the world. I will know what is happening long before you do, and I am prepared. Anyone showing up way out here can only mean one thing. They want what I got, or they want to imprision me. It will be one hell of a battle. Them standing out in the open, me concealed in the woods, with my scoped rifle, and silencer. They will never hear the shot that ends their life. You have your beliefs, and I have mine. May God look upon both of us with favor.

      • Mary

        Yeap they are perfecting how to get rid of us. I think they are getting very close. People don’t want to believe the ugly reality. They are in denial. We can check the videos of the Rockefellers, Bushes etc. saying how great will be the NWO. As George Carlin said we are not in it.

    • http://mozilla Robert E. Lee

      oBIMBO WILL unelect himself; he has had three [3] years to destroy himself and has done rather well, and has Destroyed America along with himself and his Marxist agenda. bye bye commie.

      • Peeper
      • Sol of Texas

        Is Robert E Lee your “nom de plume” (or should I ask “nom de guerre”), or is that your real name? Cool either way.

        What concerns me is that my fellow citizens generally have very short political memories (when they have memories at all). Most significant media outlets will actively suppress unflattering facts about the real state of the union.

        If history teaches us much, things look pretty good for the bad guys.

      • Jon

        Oh, Obama can win, alright. He will continue to smile and lie and there are enough idiots out there who will believe anything they’re told. Sadly, I don’t believe much in a Congress that will save us. Those fools haven’t even been able to vote on a budget in 3 years. This all reminds me of a girl who really believes that the man will love her in the morning. again. and again. and again.

      • Joe H.

        Robert E.,
        I have to agree. I’ve heard a lot of people standing in line at the banks, grocers, and other stores talking about how they will vote for ABO! For you libbies out there that don’t get that, it’s Anybody But Obama!!! Heard a lot of them talking how they voted for him last time but wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole, now!!! BTW, robert, that libbie remark was not directed at you!

      • R Crain

        Obummer will not UNELECT HIMSELF. Why do you think he is passing all these DRACONIAN LAWS against we the people. Why do you think both parties voted over whelmingly in support of these laws. They are backing him to the hilt, and guaranteed it with their vote.Thanks too Bush, the United States of America is now the NORTH AMERICAN UNION. Bush and others knew that UN Troops alone could not police and take over this country. SO, they formed the NORTH AMERICAN UNION. When the UN TROOPS are deployed to put down civil unrest, they will be backed up by Canadian and Mexican troops, who are already here in this country. A lot of the bases that were closed due to cutbacks, are home to these troops.They also occupy several Fema Camps.Our military will do nothing for us. Those that refuse to fire on American citizens are being discharged. Its up to us, the tax payers, the workers, to keep this republic of ours. Look around you, pay attention, this is 1938 Germany all over again.Some fellas were here today, and I was talking about 1938 Germany, and the holocast, and they had no idea what I was talking about.Absolutely, no idea. When I explained it too these 40 year old guys, they said that could never happen here. Again, more people with their head up their ass.I truly feel sorry for all these uninformed people. All I can do is pray for these people cause they don`t have the common sense to look and see what is going on around them.I sure hope God has mercy on this country of ours, cause no one else will.

        • Karolyn

          Where do you guys get all this crap from about discharging solderies, etc.? It seems to me you will believe anything if it is about the downfall of our country. Every crackpot is having his day because of the internet. There are some strange things I believe that you might not, but this stuff is way out there.

      • APN

        I agree, this election cycle is a no brainer. Obama is toast.

        • APN

          To expand on that statement a little more…..People have no clue as to what is coming their way before summers end. Obama may try to institute some form of martial law thus rendering the election process null and void, however, outside of that scenario, he doesn’t have a chance in Hexx getting re-elected. i.e.; Micky mouse could defeat him.

    • Deerinwater

      “We already know Obama can’t even be civil with a governor who disagrees with him.”

      Brewer, is an typical undisciplined person and as thin skinned as they come.

      You control your body, all of it, hands included and your words and even more so when confronting judges, delegates and VIP’s. She did not do that, but adapted the posture of the Wicked Witch of the West. Brewer shot herself in the foot, without any help for others.

      If you write and book and include others in a book be prepared to address you statements.

      • Flashy

        Look at the clip…she was the one who can’t be civil. Pres. Obama handled a wacked out female going off for no reason with dignity and style.

        one ting you know for certain, Brewer just guaranteed her state will be placed on a Jewish diet…no pork.

        Has anyone else noticed that the current folks the TP contingent admires have no class? None. And the females of these are more akin to the trailer trash type than elegant sophistication?

        • FreedomFighter

          Allways the dig, ehh Flash, use your mind, free yourself.

          I read the book, it ends badly for Lucys and tares.

          Whom do you serve?

          Laus Deo
          Semper Fi

          • John

            I read the book to, it ends in ridicule and disappointments for the superstitious followers.

          • Chris

            Man, you’ve been reading too much SciFi, or are you hearing voices?

          • FreedomFighter

            Chris,

            Here is some SiFi for you:

            NEW WORLD ORDER FEMA COFFINS

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i19_KLzrMoE&feature=related

            Fiction, no, science yes, wake up, look around, you are un-aware. They want you dead, your children dead, and everyone around you.

            Start to investigate, try to prove what is being related to you false. As the fear grips you as you find its all true…Prepare to survive what is coming.

            Laus Deo
            Semper Fi

        • Thinking about

          For a governor who has a reputation of uncivilal actions I would not judge Obama as being the agressor. Who was pointing the finger? It appears to be death by self destruction.

          • Vigilant

            Au contraire! I would bet that Brewer’s approval ratings skyrocketed with that little finger-pointing session.

          • DaveH

            Pointing a finger? Oh, the horrors, she points fingers at a man who orders the deaths of American citizens without a trial, a man who breaks the Constitution every chance he gets.
            She pointed her finger. Egads. Give her life!

          • Deerinwater

            only among a few in South Caroline and Arizona perhaps.

            Brewer has done herself a disservice and this little stunt has sent her over the top. Even I, a Texan am embarrassed for the people of Arizona. Harboring contempt is one thing displaying it on a national stage to the most powerful elected official of the nation is quite another. Her humming bird a$$ will be history.

            Arizonan voters have already sent some of her TP people packing, she will be next to go. Like a train rolling down the track, the train will arrive at the station, some will get off and some will get on.

          • eddie47d

            Arizonians kicked out Chris Simcox and they can just as easily do it to Brewer. The herd can’t be corralled like Simcox thought he could do to the voters with his own bully tactics.

        • DaveH

          Flashman says “Has anyone else noticed that the current folks the TP contingent admires have no class? None. And the females of these are more akin to the trailer trash type than elegant sophistication?”
          This coming from a man who has no credibility on this board.
          He lies, he slanders, he plagiarizes other writers words as if they were his own, and he uses the adolescent Liberal techniques of name-calling and other personal attacks in an attempt to win a debate.
          Yet the loser, Flashman, has the nerve to call somebody else “trailer trash”.
          Follow this thread to see just one example of his immoral behavior:
          http://www.personalliberty.com/conservative-politics/your-choice-ron-paul-or-a-wheelbarrow/#comment-715537

        • GrayStroke

          WOW TEA PARTY has no class really???? when challenged NOT ONE accusation about the TP ever materialized. Compared to teh OWS left over failed hippie off springs. We do not know the context of the conversation but we do know that your savior has treated THREE governors the same. He is a petulant man-child soon to be YOUR dic-tator… I’m not his boot-licker as many of you are so good luck when it all comes down. The GOP is on course to self-destruct as planned so they can look at you all with teary eyed look to say “gee we did our best and lost” sniff sniff McCain redux 20.0…this is so transparent and pathetic and even more pathetic is listening to Hannity and all the talking heads as if this all mean something….Hegelian dialect look it up……create problem and conveniently provide solution. Create economic condition for social unrest and train military in LA for urban control gee wow that is just so hard to figure out…..For all you panty wasted white folks that think Mitt-ns or Newt are better then Chairman Mao-Bama you are really brainwashed and delusional for trying to rationalize why one is better then the other…Haaaa….where is the TEA PARTY???? pathetic losers are LOW PROFILE NOT attacking failed policies NOT pushing the candidate to man up against said failed policies and refuse to support the ONLY one that still fights for the Constitutional fundamentals.

          In summary TEA PARTY leadership SUCKS, GOP game SUCKS, white folks supporting any one of these two SUCK, the voice of reason and limited government is nearly inaudible…..

          Before you get your man purse all sweaty trying to reply I’ll mention again My words about white folks suck is tuff love, not about race; it’s about trying to jar your lethargic mental fog once you get your cranium removed from the abyss…. The ONE chance we have to turn back Marxist policies IF you folks would drum up loud and clear to force the GOP to deal with policies and forget the 20 year old meaningless history…but nope … Ron Paul is not perfect either but just the overwhelming support of this man’s policies and fiscal restraint would FORCE the dialogue to reveal Obama’s failed policies and put the Democrats on the defense…gee a country hick like me can see a simple battle plan I see no strategy nor tactical solution from from all you politically involved folks other then trying to out slander one candidate over the other…

          oh well folks good luck……. God bless the remnant…

          • bobby

            Gray Stroke, I agree with you. I am a tea party, sign carring, strong supporter of the things the tea party stands for, smaller government, control spending,lower taxes and less government control. These things describe Ron Paul and every thing he stands for. Tea party leadership has supported all the other candidates, mostly because the media and establishment republicans say that Ron Paul is not electable. If the mainstream republicans want to win the election Ron Paul is the only candidate that can beat Obama. People wanted change when they voted for Obama. They still want change. Ron Paul is the only candidate that offers change.

          • Karolyn

            Bobby, Very good point. Change is why I voted for Obama.

          • Mark in LA

            There is a saying from Eric Hoffer:

            “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket”

            http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/98215

            The tea party because it is Republican based just got to the racket part a whole lot faster than most. When I saw Dick Armey as a leader of some Tea Party group and poaying himself 700,000 dollars a year, it was obvious what it had morphed into.

          • daniel

            Good for you Karolyn. Change in your pocket is all you will have left.

          • Deerinwater

            Not enough perhaps , but much change has taken place in the last three years. The Senate managed to block as much as they thought they could getaway with. If elected, Ron Paul will face much the same.

          • APN

            Karolyn said: Bobby, Very good point. Change is why I voted for Obama.

            What part of the undefined change did you vote for and how is that undefined change working out for you?

            Beam me up!

      • wog1

        Maybe so but Obama could have addressed it in private not in public one the tarmac. Obama is at fault even more so the Brewer.

        • Thinking about

          Why did Brewer meet him on the tarmac if she wanted privacy, it was a set up by Brewer all the way. And what is with the finger shaking and who did the finger shaking.

          • Vigilant

            “Why did Brewer meet him on the tarmac if she wanted privacy, it was a set up by Brewer all the way.”

            Brewer met the prez as a matter of protocol, and it was Obama who broached the subject that started it, dummy.

            “And what is with the finger shaking and who did the finger shaking.”

            Answer: good PR.

            Next question.

          • Tom W.

            You think too mch Thinking about!!! If I’d have been Jan, he’d have been laid out on the tarmac! You don’t disrespect a lady!!!
            Well all this bickering has made me hungry! I’m going to Waffle House for the All Star Special! Think about that!!!

          • eddie47d

            So Tom now thinks that “ladies” can be disrespectful to get their point of view across. We’ll leave that raucous behavior to Ann Coulter and she definitely isn’t a lady. In other words Brewer should have showed more class.

          • JeffH

            eddie says Brewer is disrespectful How about what really happened..the thin skinned Obama didn’t like her comments about him in her book and told her so then threatened her to cease and desist just like he did to Bobby Jindle in Lousiana, twice. Obama is thin skinned and nothing more than a Marxist community organizing thug and bully. His actions have proven that time and again.

          • JeffH
          • http://deleted Claire

            Brewer has a book to sell. Typical political shenanigans, trying to encite the public.

          • Patriotic Warrior

            We all saw the “note” of Jan Brewer on national TV. It was much nicer than any one that I would have written. She gave BHO a note because he was flying out to Colorado & Nevada (on your taxpayer dime!) to spread the lies in his lame State of the Union address. The AUDACITY & NERVE of Obama to visit a state that his very own Attorney General has filed law suites against..just as in South Carolina. Eric Holder now in charge of “Financial Fraud”….what is he giving the NEW NEW BLACK PANTHER’S A JOB?…Holder didn’t seem to care about WHITE voter’s being intimidated, I suspect that WHITE Financial Fraud investigations will run wild….but BLACK….that will be another story!

            Anyone notice Sheriff Babeu missing?? And Arapio as well?…they didn’t even want to shake BHO’s hand or be a part of any so-called “Welcoming committee”.. BHO & his policies on the border have caused the death of our border patrol agents….have you all forgotten about the nearly 100 agents that just turned in their badges over the interference of the Federal Govt. into their state laws? American’s need to take MEMORY PILLS! Seems like most can only recall things that happened less than a week ago! If you don’t know “HISTORY”, YOU ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT!

        • Flashy

          i would say he addressed it privately. No one heard the exchange. Brewer showed she has no class. If her approval ratings rise because she showed she has no class, well…that says something about those who gave her that rise doesn’t it ?

          • Tom W.

            I kinda LOVED the way she put her finger in his face Trashy!!! I wish Jan would’ve ran for the White House! She’d have gotten my vote! I guess that class is in the eye of the beholder Trashy.

          • poacher

            of you feel contempt for someone and you completely despise them, is it classy to be a hypocrute and pretend things are different?

          • Dale on the left coast

            She had to ambush the Obammy clown at the airport . . . cause that is the only way you could get his attention . . . other than maybe booking a tee time next to his at the golf course.

          • http://liberty Tony

            To Flashy and everyone else:
            Jan Brewer is representive of the sad state the GOP is in. Also, letter these inept Tea Partiers destroy it. The sad thing, as i mentioned upteen times, i’m a Repub/ fiscal conservative myself.
            This article is indicative what going to happen this year. What’s happening in my state of Wisc. is a great/sad example of what i just talked about. Anyway, lets pray by 2016 the Gop gets its act together.
            Thanks.!!

          • http://liberty Tony

            A quick correction letting. Thanks again!!

      • Ann

        No disagree, some people just don’t deserve any respect…period.

        • truckinjarheadretired

          Ann,respect is EARNED, NEVER given.

          Semper Fi

          • John

            Even though Obama ine person has not earned this respect, the office of the president of the United States is deserving this respect. And thus Brewer was wrong for what she did in public during an official visit.

          • APN

            Well John, respect is a two-way street. It works both ways my friend.
            When this clown in the WH begins to take his SWORN constitutional duties as CLEARLY defined under Article 4 Section 4 of the constitution, well, we may just roll out the red carpet for him. Until then, he will continue to be disrespected until he is dethroned come November.

            Go read A4S4 and then come back to me and explain just exactly why this man should not be impeached along with about 75% of the house and senate.

      • DaveH

        Remember, the politicians are supposed to represent the People. They AREN’T Kings.

        • APN

          They think they are DaveH.

      • Joe H.

        Deermakingwater,
        A lot of people must agree with her! Her book sales went from number 2300 or so to number eight!!! Maybe YOU are in the minority!!

        • John

          book sales mean nothing.

          • Joe H.

            Correction, John, it means a lot of people saw the picture of her admonishing Abummer and were interested enough to buy her book!!

          • http://deleted Claire

            I have never purchased a book “written” by any politician. Too many of them have “editors.” In reality, the editor writes the book for them. Besides, they don’t have anything I want to read, let alone hear. And I haven’t missed a thing, only more rhetoric and tripe. They all write a book in order to “make money.” Well, good for them. I will keep my money.

          • APN

            I agree Claire completely.

      • R Crain

        I commend Bruer for standing up for what she believes in. I got into a altercation with some VA doctors a few years ago, and I refused to back down. Knocked a couple of them on their sissy fied butts, and set them clowns straight right now. That got me thrown in jail, with a visit to the judge.This federal judge must have been about 89 years old, and he looked down his crooked nose at me like I was vermin.He started out with a lecture, but I told him very clearly : YOU PUT YOUR PANTS ON THE SAME WAY AS ME, ONE DAMN LEG AT A TIME. The bailiff took me to the floor, and told me to apologize, and I told him to STICK IT. That judge gave me 8 months to think about it at THE FEDERAL DETENTION CENTER in Springfield,Mo.I got took meet some very interesting people too say the least. Gotty, the Teflon Don was there with me.I spent most of my time in the medical ward, and solitary confinement. I would not submit because I was being held with out any charges. I was there because I told a federal judge what I thought. The reason I went to jail for the first time, was dropped, the doctors I whipped were transferred. No charges were ever produced against me. I hired a attorney, but the judge resigned. But, the feds did cut me a nice check for my trouble. That is but a small sample of what each of you will face in the very near future, but the Feds won`t cut you a check. Would I do it again, YOU BETCHA!!! NEVER SUBMIT!!

    • http://personallibertydigest Frank J.

      i agree Alexa. I have a favorite in this nominating process but i will with every fiber in my body work to vote in the eventual candidate. ABO….anybody but obama is what my bumper sticker says.

      • DaveH

        Voting for the lesser of two evils perpetuates evil.

        • APN

          All mankind seeking political power are inherently evil, so voting for the lessor evil just means less evil.

          My opinion of course.

        • vicki

          If everyone planning on voting for ABO would vote for Dr. Paul they would get their wish AND set the country on a much safer path at the same time. Its a Win-Win action.

          • DaveH

            But the Leaders and their Political Cronies wouldn’t get their wish — total subjugation of the people. So they will fight tough and nail to keep the populace dumbed down.

          • APN

            The populace couldn’t get any dumber! DAYCARE 101 is here to stay until chaos strikes. Then you will see REAL change.

    • Tom W.

      I couldn’t disagree with you more alexa, it makes no difference whether you keep your candidate hidden till the convention or not, the very next day the mud would be a flyin’! The best defense is a great offense!!! (Or do I have that backwards?) But anywho, I still say that Barack is vulnerable on his record as a community organizer in Chicago, and needs to be HAMMERED on it!!! If blacks in this country come to see this NWO elitist for what he truly is, he’s got about as much chance as a white man at a Ugandan cookout!!! He served as personal council for one of Chi-towns biggest slum lords, Tony Rezko!!! This man made his fortune oppressing poor minority folks! And the Obamas took advantage of their relationship with this Arab gangster to make an illegal real estate deal in regards to their Chicago mansion! HAMMER TIME!!! OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG…… Let your voices be heard America!!! From sea to shining sea!!!!!!!!

      • truckinjarheadretired

        Tom W, Nobama is a pathological narcissistic liar. I’ve always maintained that he’s actually only a sock puppet for another nefarious
        individual, or individuals.

    • Walt

      Obama will need to put the kid gloves on if he goes head-to-head in debates, especially with a junk-yard dog like Newt. Running for national office is a battle in which nice guys don’t win. As for the article, “How The Republicans Will Re-Elect Obama”, it is probably for the best anyway. Do we really want to go back to the Bush-type policies that ruined the U.S.A. and forced strategies like the stimulus? The latter may not have worked as well as expected, but it was advised by Nobel Prize-winning economists, and at least we have many more people working and a thriving car industry because of it. I think a lot of people don’t think Obama getting rid of bin Laden was such a big deal, but it was. We might have avoided a war if Bush had used Intelligence sources effectively like Obama has rather than resorting to military action. Allowing millions of Americans to have health insurance was the most Christian act any President has done in a century. It was inhumane to have otherwise. I work with many Europeans, and when Obama became President, the U.S.A. regained respect abroad, after being laughed at for years as it was with Bush II. It is easy to see how America would be a target for attack with the laughable, but tragic ineptness of Obama’s predecessor. The Bush damage will take many, many painful years to reverse, but that reversal cannot happen with another Republican regime. Quite the contrary. With Republicans at the helm and adamant against taxing the wealthy, the middle-class would end up paying the bills. Many programs would be slashed, and the consequence would be an unemployment rate well exceeding 20%. So, Republicans do your best to re-elect Obama!

      • Joe H.

        Walt,
        I have friends in France, London and Germany. ALL of them to a person, consider Abummer a joke!! They all say he will just get the US mired in another war we don’t need, nor does the world! As far as the economy, hows that savings account doing for you? Like that .08% interest? He has done SQUAT!! He is anti-constitution, anti American, and anti WHITE! He would rather see illegal Mexicans get hired in any new jobs than see American citizens hired! don’t try to convince me it’s raining when, in actuality, you are pissing down my leg!!

        • Walt

          The friends you have in Europe appear to be in the minority according to the latest poll taken late last year, possibly because they share your political views. The link below clearly shows that most Europeans have a high opinion of President Obama’s work, one that greatly supercedes the opinion of Bush II, which these numbers confirm were embarrassingly bad:
          http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/14/obama-still-highly-popular-in-europe-poll/

          • Joe H.

            Walt,
            suggest you check out some of the British conservative sites like I did. you might find different. Do some searching.

          • APN

            Walt, Who gives a CRAP what Europe thinks???? You checked out their “Progress” lately???

      • R Crain

        I hate to burst your bubble, but Obomma won`t need kid gloves. Who ever wins against Obomma, will be as nice as they come. It will almost be sickening. The fix is in. The NEW WORLD ORDER is coming, there is no getting around that fact, and both parties want it. Newt, Rommney, both just another white Obomma. Better keep your powder dry.

    • Insurgent

      The Kenyan (offensive word removed) is illegal and not qualified to run —- PERIOD!!!

      • eddie47d

        What country did your forefathers come from Insurgent? I bet we could poke a little fun at you too.

    • Brian Schultz

      How is your comment and comments like this helpful? wouldn’t it be much more helpful to America for you to tell the congressmen/ women to quit this ridiculousness and get something done in Washington for a change- Americans are starving, there are Americans who can no longer afford to heat their homes or pay 10 dollars for a gallon of milk for their kids, because big business is still driving up prices and NOT increasing wages…..

      “politics is Dirty” yes I guess you are right but they shouldn’t be, except for the fact that people let it go on… and the media fuels it…..

      I watched the state of the union with great interest…. Obama was actually saying what needed to be said and pointing out new policies and programs that would definitely Help the US and us… He even specifically stated that it is time to quit the Bipartisan Rhetoric and actually work for the people for a change….

      I didn’t watch it on fox (thank god) but here it is….. as soon as the speech was over and we ent back to the media commentators did we hear ” wow this was a goos speech pointing out serious issues”?… Nope the first thing was dirty politics as usual…”You see the president getting ready for the next election…blah blah blah……. I’ll tell you what I saw I saw the president taking charge as he should and saying lets rebuild America…. lets bring our jobs back home that Republican Ronnie Rayguns gave away, lets fix our education system so we can once again be the great nation that we once were….

      I for one agree

      • R Crain

        I`m really sorry fella, but your a MORON!!! Quit listening to the crap they are feeding you. Do some research, ask people in the know some hard questions. Google GERMANY 1938, and read the damn thing, then look around you. If that don`t wake you up, then you deserve everything that happens too you. Your GENE POOL is seriously flawed!!

        • Brian Schultz

          Thanks R, for your comment, If me wanting the American government to get off its ass and work for its people makes me a moron… well I guess I must be… but at least I make intelligent points instead of just ridiculous attacks….Heres a thought, if all of you people that have nothing better to do than make personal attacks (against the rules )on this site…. why don’t you do somthing worthwhile and write your political leaders and tell them to quit politicking and get to work and actually do something for the people of this country.

    • Old Henry
    • Ronald Christopher

      When they have nothing but liberal moderators, what does one expect? Time for a conservative moderator who is interested in the country and then we will see obama come crashing down.

    • jetstream

      Agreed. A brokered convention is the answer, with too little time for the Obama machine to do massive damage. At that point, even a surprise candidate on the ticket might emerge. Meanwhile, the candidates should “vet” each other with a little more courtesy; you can disagree and point out differences without being cut-throat. We would be irresponsible to throw our hands up in the air and concede to the idiot in the Oval Office… there needs to be an effort to expose the lies he’s spewing in every stump speech.

    • James Cao

      Alexa, I think you are confused about president Obama was not civilize with disagreement. If the picture worth a thousand words, then the picture of the President with the Governor at the tarmac, reflect the contrary. The Governor was the one who was uncivilized.

      • DaveH

        Do you know what the context of that finger pointing was, James?

        • APN

          Don’t get to deep with James now, Daveh.

    • gatkins

      look at the environment around the president, you would be thin skinned to.

    • Paul

      Sorry, Alexa. Obama was the ONLY civil person on that tarmac that day. it was Arizona’s facist Governor who was doing all the finger pointing….just in time for the release of her new book. Mmmmm.

  • http://strategicpatriots@blogspot.com ebonycapamerica

    Thin skinned, where do these “Obama-bashers” get off with their incessant wordsmithing..this President has been subjected to the most vile ,unfair , attack strategy in the history of politics..they even tried to sell the nation on a theory so stupid as to suggest that someone can become President without being fully vetted by the nations premiere intelligence agencies..President Obama and his wife the First lady have been overtly insulted (calling the President a tar-baby ) in regular daily life such an insult could get you severely beat down, yet we had seated politicians using this juvenile tactic…….Thin-skinned no that is not even remotely truthful…but when have facts gotten in the way of Republican extremist tactics right ?

    • Karen

      How far did you bury your head in the sand?

      • Deerinwater

        The same could be asked of you as you seem most willing to ignore a history insults.

        • FreedomFighter

          Breaking! LAX FEMA Rendition Site Confirmed 1/2

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnQNYiUJfM0&feature=uploademail

          Laus Deo
          Semper Fi

          • Deerinwater

            fear mongering, like he admitted, he’s been taking about “this” for 16 year!

            Paranoid Personality Disorder
            By Psych Central Staff
            People with paranoid personality disorder are generally characterized by having a “LONG STANDING PATTERN” of pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others. A person with paranoid personality disorder will nearly always believe that other people’s motives are suspect or even malevolent. Individuals with this disorder assume that other people will exploit, harm, or deceive them, even if no evidence exists to support this expectation. While it is fairly normal for everyone to have some degree of paranoia about certain situations in their lives (such as worry about an impending set of layoffs at work), people with paranoid personality disorder take this to an extreme — it pervades virtually every professional and personal relationship they have.

          • FreedomFighter

            Deerinwater,

            Yes, his hit rate for predicting whats next is 90%. That in itself is alarming, it changes fearmonger to reliable voice of reason and sanity in a world gone insane.

            Laus Deo
            Semper Fi

      • Mary

        That’s a new one and a good one. This country is full of ostriches. It’s a mess. All my friends that like Ron Paul aren’t going to vote for other candidate. My best friend will not vote first time in his life if Mitt is the candidate. He believes RP has a chance if he goes Independent. I have to agree with the writter here. 99% Obama will have a second term.

        • APN

          You may just want to wait an see what happens between now and November before you make these 99% predictions. You think things are BAD now, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

          The progressive cake is almost baked and the consequences are about to be VERY apparent for all to see and EXPERIENCE!!

    • Doc Sarvis

      Great points.

      • Vigilant

        “Great points?”

        Like, for example, “..they even tried to sell the nation on a theory so stupid as to suggest that someone can become President without being fully vetted by the nations premiere intelligence agencies.”

        Obama’s association with Bill Ayers alone could have stopped him from obtaining a security clearance in any other govt job.

        And the ill-advised racial slurs of a couple of pols means that ALL Repubs are racists? What ever happened to the dictum of all lefties in pointing out the injustice of stereotypes? Do as I say and don’t do as I do?

        Great points my a$$!

        • Doc Sarvis

          WHO said ALL Republicans are racists? Talk about thin-skinned.

        • Brad

          Doc,

          Thin skinned aren’t we Doc, looks as if Vig hit the nail on the head and you don’t like it.

          • Deerinwater

            Like or dislike is of little importance Sir, and not the issue at hand. Welling to accept there are “no” absoluteness in this world, I find self proclaimed “CONSERVATIVES” the most easily to offend of all people on this side of the grave.

            You can call it thin skinned if you wish, I prefer to call it a weakness in sound conviction that they “ATTEMPT” to hide from others. The effort to hide this “doubt and fear” supersedes all other reasoning. In consequent, their reaction to conflict is misconstrued as being “thin skinned” . Of course this fails to explain everyone with the balance left to deny it. While we see “deny” is one of the few things they seem to truly excel at.

            So it’s a Catch 22, much like a dog chasing it tail. No one can face your fears for you, it is the individual that host these fears that must face them. The cure doesn’t come in a bottle except for the worse most extreme cases. Most are more on the level of “walking wounded” and outwardly appear whole.

          • Vigilant

            As usual, more of Deerinheadlights psychobabble.

            Tell us which degrees in psychology you have, Bob.

          • Joe H.

            deermakingwater,
            you say the dems are thin skinned??? Take a college class from a libby and disagree with him on a subject! See how fast your grade drops!!! Talk about thin skinned??? Don’t be rediculous!!!

          • Deerinwater

            “deermakingwater,
            you say the dems are thin skinned???”

            No, ~ that is not what I said.

          • Vigilant

            Like I said, Deer himself doesn’t understand his own psychobabble.

    • Brenda Choate

      Obama was given a pass by the media and much of the establishment in Washington. He was a community organizer advocating socialist ideas before he became a senator. Unfortunately, he continued to advocate socialism when he became President. He is now complaining that “that nasty little document, the Const” is a barrier to him fully implementing his agenda.
      Yes, there is some language used that is down right nasty is regards to the Obamas, but much of this is brought on by frustration and rage. The American feel that this president is intent on destroying the country and that he is a liar. His agenda does not resonate with the country on the whole. He has ignored the will of the people thinking he is better able to decide what is best for the ignorant public. If you disagree with his ideas, then you are considered an obstructionit. He rails against congress for obstructing his dream and describes the opposition as the “party of no”. The only compromise he knows or wants is utter surrender and being allowed to implement any program and spend any amount of money he wants. He decries the wealthy while being a part of that same group and continues courting them for contributions to his campaign efforts.

      • NC

        Brenda All Democrat Presidents and candidates have been accused of being socialist and dangerous to this country> Do you have the guts to go back and study the more conservative Republicans’s contibutions to our economy like bush I and II Richard Nixon and Hoover and what they did to ADVANCE(?) AND PROTECT IT?? WHERE ARE YOU FIGURES AS TO EACH ADMINISTRATION THAT PROVE ANY PARTY HAS DONE BETTER THAN THE DEMOCRATS AS WE BECAME A WORLD POWER??

        DO YOU HAVE JUST A BIT OF DENIAL IN YOUR EVALUATION? WE HEAR THE RHETORIC WE JUST NEVER SEE THE FIGURES!! HERE IS WHERE YOU DO IT!!

        • Capitalist at Birth

          Hoover was a Democrat before he became a Republican. Nixon was not a true conservative. He is part of the Rockefeller Federalist wing of the Republican Party, which is only slightly better than the Socialist Democrat Party. Both of the Bushes are a part of the Rockefeller Federalist wing of the Republican Party, as is Mitt Romney. The only true conservative Republican Presidents in the last 100 years were Ronald Reagan and Calvin Coolidge.

          • Flashy

            Coolidge set the stage for the Depression, Reagan was the second worst ever to curse us and began the war against the Middle Class (Bush II holding the bottom). Nice choices for what a Conservative will bring us.

          • John Woodbury

            Hey Flushy, hate to pee on your throne but Coolidge was not President when the Federal Reserve was set up, and more than a few people believe it was the Fed’s cheap money that caused the stock bubble just as easy money in the 1990′s and early 2000′s powered the housing bubble. If you can you should read, oh never mind, I see the problem.

        • Brenda Choate

          Yes I not only have the guts, but am studying American History at the present time. I have seen the progressive movement take over both the Dems and Reps over the years. I simply stated that FDR and LBJ had both instituted and enhanced the welfare state with their two programs. Just as with all movements, the progressive movement believes it is working for the health and welfare of the country, thus they recognized the need for labor laws then that have become an anchor around our necks. The implemented the FDA and other organizations to better the goods being sold to consumers, now those agencies have become dictatorial thru their rules and regulations.

          • eddie47d

            Seldom is everyone satisfied when change occurs and FDR and LBJ were far from perfect. Yet few would want to go back to the raucous days of no benefits and lousy working conditions or this country being run by the likes of the KKK. LBJ took that organization on full speed and for the most part drove out their bad behavior.

      • Thinking about

        As so many are willling to overlook and forgive papers written in the past and forgive Newtie for his failings, then it is time to “forgive” Obama for the community organizing.

        • Vigilant

          So now you classify his socialist community organizing as a “failing?” Or his association with domestic terrorists such as Bill Ayers a “failing?” His statements that the Constitution is not sufficient a “failing?”

          How ’bout appointment of a card-carrying communist (Van Jones) as a czar? Or the Mao-loving Anita Dunn? Or Dr. Berwick’s admission that Obamacare is wealth redistribution? Or his statements to Joe the plumber about wealth redistribution?

          Maybe you didn’t hear his jump-the-gun condemnation of the Cambridge Police Dept. in the Skippy Gates fiasco. And where were you when his DOJ sued Arizona for enforcing immigration laws? Etc., etc., etc.

          No, we’re not talking about “failings” that occurred a decade or two ago, we’re talking about a three-year assault on the Constitution, individual liberties and Capitalism. We’re talking about a well planned lifetime of socialist thinking that continues to destroy this nation as we speak.

          “Failings?” His whole administration has been a failure.

          • Thinking About

            I will try to make this as simple as I can. Many thought Ron Paul Should be forgiven for the newsletter contents which was written 20 years ago. Newtie thinks he should be forgiven for his infidelities because it was some years ago. If this is the reasoning to forgive these two then Obama should be forgiven for “organizing”. I hope this explains so you understand.

          • truckinjarheadretired

            Very WELL put, Vigilant!

            Semper Fi

          • Joe H.

            Vigilant,
            Let’s not forget appointing a czar that believes that if rats are infesting a building they should be left alone and if an animal is mistreated, he should have representation in court!!! I can hear it now: Lawyer; Fido, did your owner leave you alone for long periods of time, and tie you outside? Fido; WOOF! Lawyer; there you have it your honor, a clear cut case of abuse!!! He also believes that hunting should be outlawed when it has been PROVEN to be healthy for the heards of deer, as well as other animals!! What a maroon!!!

          • Vigilant

            Good one, Joe, and unfortunately true.

            Talking with a buddy today and I brought up the point that we have been so desensitized to outrageous and criminal behavior on the part of the government that these things generally have a 24 hour news cycle and then are never heard of again.

            Obama & Co. realize this, and so continue to shred the Constitution at every opportunity, for they depend upon this desensitization and their certain knowledge that the lamestream media will either cover up or spin the news to their decidedly socialist preference.

      • wog1

        I wonder why the wealthy are still stupid enough to send their money to him? Yes his way of compromise is have is 100% his way. He will never go half-way. And oh yes he still continues to blame Bush. Eight years from now he will be blaming Bush. He is an idiot and many are thinking is is bright and he has his minions (the idiots that follow him).

        • Sol of Texas

          Wog (I thought “wog” was a racial slur?) –

          I think it is becuse (like in the Weimar Republic as another socialist was gathering power), the “industrialists” think they can control him.

          We’ll see about that, especially if Chip is right. By the end of his 2nd term, I can picture him pulling a Hugo Chavez (“two terms is just not enough time to finish the great work I has begun”).

          • Blue Devil

            Sol — FYI, “WOG” was originally an acronym standing for “Worthy Oriental Gentleman.” Make of it what you will!

      • moonbeam

        “he is a liar.”

        Dog gone right he is a liar. If he grew up in the house I grew up in, he wouldn’t have an ass to wipe with The Constitution. Lying was FORBIDDEN. Caught lying? You paid the dear consequences – a good old fashion asswhupin’. This wasn’t a prob with my siblings and I. We knew better! Daddy made sure of it. He always said “If you lie, you cheat, if you cheat, you steal.” Lie to my dad? Perish the thought.

        • Joe H.

          moonbeam,
          There you have it! He didn’t have a strong male example to take him to task! He ended up selling drugs and became a liar!!

          • APN

            bea-uti-mus!

      • Brian Schultz

        you sure must have seen a different State of the union address than I did… that is for sure… it appeared to me that the president said it is time to fix our country….and long past time it is…

        • Joe H.

          Brian,
          The problem is, he doesn’t want to fix the things that are broken, he wants to fix the things he doesn’t like!!!

          • Brian Schultz

            well sorry, But I don’t like the fact that the rich are getting richer and the porr are getting poorer…. I don’t like the fact that hardworking americans are getting screwed by big business…. I don’t like the fact that the cost of goods and services continue to rise and wages have stayed the same…I don’t like the fact that everyone that has a mortgage in trouble is blamed for the problems the country are having. I for one am having trouble paying our bills and keeping our family fed…
            but i am not a deadbeat… I work my ass of, but to some it is apparently my fault that heating oil went from $1.75 /gallon in 2007 to $7/gallon by 2010, it must be my fault that milk went from $4/gal to $10.65/gal.

            and of course I MUST BE A LIBERAL BEATING HEART and crying in my coffe when I found out this last week that there isn’t enough money in the budget to keep me employed this year…. yep thats my fault all right… but by all means I say let the gov’t keep up this bipartisan status quo and do nothing for the people of this country…. it is so much more productive to fight , bicker , and badmouth.

    • Bogusbob

      Never heard anyone on the right call him a tar-baby. He isn’t even half black. Mostly mooslim and terrorist. I guess you weren’t living in the US when bush was pres. The MSM (that would be the obama news agencies) were attacking him every day and they were even trying to sell assassanation kits/games for him. With any luck the rest of the normal states like Georgia will dump him from the ballot as he doesn’t seem to think he needs to prove his qualifications to be anything.

      • Thinking about

        Do a google search and you will find the persons name is Doug Lamborn. He has even made an apology.

      • poacher

        it would be a good time to contact your state officials and urge them to follow georgia’s lead. there are a few more states already investigating.

        it would be a very good time to show support for sherriff joe aepiao. he is under assault from the power abuse of the doj.

    • Peeper

      http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/georgia-court-told-obama-slam-dunk-disqualified/ ….Better get ready for other states to follow the same path ! RON PAUL 2012 !

      • DaveR

        I hope other states follow Georgia’s lead. Anyone expecting a quick and final resolution of BHO’s eligibility to be president of USA is likely going to be disappointed.

        Everyone needs to keep in mind that yesterday’s hearing was in a special administrative court system of Georgia, not in a regular court and not in a federal court.

        No citation of contempt of court by BHO is likely; the GA judge and Secretary of State of GA aren’t that stupid. And BHO’s attorneys are correct that the GA Administrative Court does not (did not) have subpoena power over BHO to make him appear. But that GA court can decide who is eligible to be on a ballot in GA, although that, too, will be appealed if decided against BHO.

        My guess is that the attorneys for BHO will now try to further muscle and muzzle the GA Secretary of State and the Administrative Judge if any ruling against BHO’s eligibility appears likely. Then they will seek to bring the power of federal courts against the GA Administrative Court’s ruling.

        Here is a link to the GA Office of State Administrative Hearings
        http://www.osah.ga.gov/judges-dir.aspx
        You can see a photo of Deputy Chief Judge Michael Mahili at that website. He was appointed in 1995, so he is obviously quite experienced.

    • Doug Moses

      The younger Bush got it 4 times as bad as Obama ever will. Remember the liberal media always tilts toward the left!!!

    • DaveH

      A Liberal talking about facts? Since when do Liberals know anything about facts, Ebony?

      • Brian Schultz

        oh, DAve… nice to see you again… I see that you are still not following the site rules and spend most of your post time on personal attacks instead of intellectually discussing issues.

        • DaveH

          Yeah, sure, Brian. Obviously you didn’t read Ebony’s comment. If you did, why not comment about Ebony breaking the rules?
          Hypocrite.

          • Brian Schultz

            Hey dave, thanks for the comment…. you are right a little bit….. but I would rather actually ADD to the conversation… I mentioned your name because we have interacted before… I HAVE actually noticed how many people are breaking the rules here but I have other FAR MORE INTERESTING points to make than making a list of the racists that are breaking the rules or the people using personal attacks…. so for singleing you out I apologize…

            Hypocrite? I don’t know dave but I don’t think I did anything hypocrytical

          • DaveH

            Racist? I haven’t seen that much at all since I’ve been on this site. Most of the Race talk comes from the people who are using the term “racist” when they can’t win the debate with facts.
            And Brian, I defy you to find a comment of mine where I personally attack somebody that didn’t draw first blood. If you Liberals want to bring a gun to a knife fight, don’t expect me to stick with knives.

    • Joe H.

      ebonycap,
      how many insults has this man hurled at the American citizenry?? how about “Those Bible hugging, gun toting, conservatives”? Sound familiar?? how about going around the WORLD appologizing for the Americans that died defending other countries? Saying we are over agressive. Maybe we are, but he has no right to go from country to country accusing us of it! He is supposed to be representing US not the Islamic brotherhood!!

      • eddie47d

        You are one mixed up dude Joe! What business did we have in those countries anyway? You can’t be a Ron Paul supporter if you believe our foreign interventions have done us any favors. Someone has to at least make an attempt to make amends to smooth things over from the damage done by the previous administrations. Who knows maybe someday someone will have to apologize for Obama’s war in Libya.

        • Joe H.

          no eddie, I’m not mixed up! I know very well we didn’t belong in those countries. That alone doesn’t give Abummer the right to represent us in that way! Have you not been watching since hegot in office? North Korea has been acting up, now Iran is getting worse, they don’t fear him, they think he is a joke, a weak joke!!

        • eddie47d

          As Ron Paul says Iran is not the problem our policies are. When it comes to North Korea it’s been the same with all our Presidents not just Obama. Remember the USS Pueblo! When a national leader dies there is always much puffery and bluster to prove the replacement can be tough. Heck we do that at each of our elections!

          • APN

            Both you and AMABO may want to “re-think” were you place YOUR blame…….it ain’t we AMERICANS….moron.

      • R Crain

        As usual Joe, you are right. Obomma apologizes to everyone for us. In 1938 China, we were heroes with our all volunteer force of FLYING TIGERS. We have been heroes to many people in many countries.Many American soldiers laid down their lives for perfect strangers. We have always been there when they would let us, defending the rights of others.Those other countries were mighty damn glad to see a GI also. We were loved, and appreciated.BUT, as the world turns, we are now the enemy, and we must make restitution for our past sins. At the time, it was a blessing to see us, now we are to be shamed.All because of this half black clown, and his minions. Personally, for what its worth, I say for Obomma and all his followers to move somewhere where they will be appreciated. They can all tell each other stories, and sing cum by ya or what ever. The American people can be lax in their involvement, sometimes just down right lazy. But, there is a limit as to how far you can push a real American. When that line is crossed, as I think it has, then you can bet SOMEBODY is going to get a good ASSWHUPPIN

  • Buddy

    Florida is large and has a lot of coastline, but Georgia is the largest state East of the Mississippi!

    • http://mozilla Robert E. Lee

      question is; “will the judge in Georgia ” swear out a bench warrant for frogboy, he failed to appear to answer a court order yesterday,Jan 26, 2012; is this the beginning of the end for tumbleweed?

      • Deerinwater

        They are on it, ~ maybe the next civil war with be in South Carolina, since only the noise half seem to support this legal wrangling. Or should I say half of a half, ~ democrats and half of the GOB does not approve of it. It only hurts the state.

      • http://yahoo.com fstede

        No one will do anything…he’s “black”…thats a free pass in America (along with the illegals)

      • John

        Just as all other tries of the national inquirer for the loons…. erm I mean WND nothing will come out of this. It will go to the supreme court and be thrown out. Like all the other times WND has tried. This is nothing but posturing by Corsi and WND for book and merchandise sales knowing that they will loose in the end. Corsi and Farah laugh all the way to their of shore bank accounts.

      • R Crain

        I can just about guarantee you that no warrant will be issued.Either the judge will drop it, or the Secretary of State will drop it. One or both will get cold feet. They know which side their bread is buttered on. The Obomma Machine will take good care of them for dropping it, and if they don`t, they are going to have a bad accident, involving all their families. Don`t have to be Einstien too figure that one out. I can only hope and pray that I am wrong. This is one time I would love to be wrong.

    • mark

      No, you’re wrong. Florida has 65,754.59 square miles. Georgia has 59,424.77 square miles. Florida is territorially larger.

      • Bogusbob
      • Bogusbob

        Here is a better table of states size.

        http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/area.shtml

        • libertybound

          I thought I possibly could have heard everything, but this takes the cake; Chip Wood doesn’t think that Ron Paul isen’t corrupted enough to vote for? Huh? I thought that was the reason for this so called revolution; we were supposedly tired of all of this Washington D.C. bullcrap that we have been getting, now all of a sudden he is not too much like what we are trying to get rid off, so we have to try and work with this crap of the candidates and vote for a good solid congress. What in the world thinks that if we americans don’t have gumption enough to vote for one good candidate for president what makes him think we can get more than half of the senate and 2/3 in the congress? This makes no sense. What you do is you stand by the best candidate and you make it happen. Ron Paul is the only one who talks against the DNAA and the Patriot Act; no other candidate does, he is the only one. I mean here we are for the first time in america an american can be detained in indefinely never to be seen again, I mean come on people is this what you want for America?! Does your liberty freedom not mean that much too you? This may be our last chance to keep america from being taken over by socialist. If we do not stand up for this man who has left the campaign trail to file a bill against the DNAA and to keep the congress from blowing the budget again, you brainwashed americans don’t deserve someone as wonderful as Ron Paul!!! You are willing to be told what to do, what to say, how to live your life, and who you can vote for, if this is the america you want to live in, that is exactly what you deserve, and I will find a nice quiet peaceful island to live on, while the gov’t tells you from cradel to grave how to live your life til the day you die.

          • R Crain

            You make some good points my friend. I would vote for Paul in a heart beat. If he picked Sara Palin or Allen West , or is it Keyes for his VP running mate, I think they would win hands down. Some of the stuff Paul believes and says kinda scares me, but he is consistent in his beliefs,and he wants to do what the Constitution says.Too me, that is a good start to getting this country back to we the people. I just don`t see the Obomma machine, or the Republicans party allowing this. If Paul got the nod, they would declare Martial Law in a heart beat. The republicans would probably try to declare it before Obomma.Make no mistake, both parties want to take us all screaming and kicking into the NEW WORLD ORDER, and I think only Paul, and whoever his VP is can stop it. I like Sara Palin also, and I believe she would work with Paul really well.

          • DaveH

            Sarah is still struggling with the concepts of Freedom. Maybe over time she will wake up. Maybe not.

  • Kookie

    I think you’re wrong. Wait till ONE of them faces Obummer.

  • Fed Up!

    I am a Newt supporter. But if God forbid Romney gets the nomination. I will do my part to convince faminly and friends to vote for Romeny.I will go to the polls hold my nose, as I did with McCain and pull the leaver for Romeny and say a payer. My small business will not servive a Obama 4 more years! Go Newt!!! Also I want to thank Romeny supports for all the negetive Newt ads every 30 seconds you just swayed my 25yrs old dauther in to a Newt vote.

    • Karolyn

      No Newt is good Newt! How could you support this overstuffed, vile, lying creep? Just because he gets pissed and it makes him look strong? Actually, I think that’s what brings a lot of people to him, more’s the pity.

      • Tim and Cass Kennell

        No the question is how can you support a guy who has a religion that says if you do believe what he believes that you will not go to heaven. Newt didn’t do so well but Romney is a disaster and will lose to Obama. We need to not take our eye off the ball and look at Santorum he is just as much in this as Newt. We need family morals and values to be brought into the fore front.

        • DaveH

          Family morals? And just how do we achieve that by electing any of the immoral Republican candidates who aren’t Ron Paul?

          • Joe H.

            DaveH,
            AMEN!!!!

          • APN

            …..and who said Ron Paul has superior morals to the aforesaid? Who’s morals DaveH, yours or GODS?

          • DaveH

            Both APN. That’s judging from the writings attributed to God.
            Ron Paul is the only Candidate who tells the truth, and who obeys the Constitution, and who doesn’t want to feather his own nest at the expense of the citizens.
            Ron Paul is the only one who doesn’t excuse the immoral behavior of killing people who have not attacked our country in any way. Ron Paul is the only one who doesn’t excuse the immoral behavior of the Drug Warriors. And before you go off on me, APN, about your Drug Fears, you should read this:
            http://mises.org/books/prohibition.pdf

        • R Crain

          Sorry, but family morals is not what we need. We need someone smart, all knowing, and committed to the American way of life. He/she will have to be ruthless as a junk yard dog, slippery as a eel, faithful, honest, and law abiding. Unfortunately God is already busy else where. Can`t say I blame him for leaving here.

      • Vigilant

        “How could you support this overstuffed, vile, lying creep?”

        Careful, Karolyn, your man hating penchant is showing.

        • Karolyn

          No, I don’t hate men at all. Just men like Gingrich, among others.

          • Vigilant

            Sorry, it doesn’t wash, Ms. Karolyn.

            The compendium of statements you’ve made in the past belies your true feelings.

          • Dale on the left coast

            Karolyn . . . how do you feel about the king-of-liars in the WH?

          • Karolyn

            Vigilant – Those FACTS I have posted about men are just that – FACTS. For example: Men start wars; men commit more violence; men abuse more women than women do men. I dare you to find any information that refutes those FACTS. Just a little thought can bring anyone to those conclusions, although I have read much to back them up, as well as living a lifetime. Of course there is more, but I don’t want to go into an essay. I have never said that all men are bad, just that there are certain tendencies that the majaority of men have. I don’t know where you get the idea that I hate men. You should sit in on a “hen session” some time.

          • Vigilant

            “You should sit in on a “hen session” some time.”

            May the Saints preserve me from such a fate!!

      • daniel

        I am glad you pointed out it was Newt you were talking about. If I had not read that first I would have thought it was O you were talking about you just left out a few of his other attributes. Better luck next time.

    • Bill Scantlen

      THere is one thing about electing Nuetered Newt. He wants to colonize the moon by 2020. Now can anyone tell me where there is a better place to put 535 members of Congress?

      • Vigilant

        Good point, but he’s not trying to colonize the whole USA like Obama is.

      • John

        With a country that is about 15 trillion in debt and will probably be 25-30 trillions in debt by 2020 (because try as you may, if you believe the Newt will cut spending you are delusional), ~30+- million on welfare and another ~30+- million on unemployment …so a minimum of ~60 million taking money and paying no taxes, did anybody ask him how he wants to finance this?

      • cawmun cents

        They already reside in the hellish cesspool known as DC.
        Sending them to the moon would be a major improvement.For them.
        Dont know about you but I have better sense than to deface the moon like that.
        Cheers!
        -CC.

    • Elevenarrows

      Unfortunately, “Fed Up!”, it is exactly that same lack of conviction and moral courage that has gotten America to the place we now find ourselves. Too many voters have been holding their noses and voting for who they think can beat the opposition. In doing so, they have refused to step out, show some principle and courage and vote for someone who has consistently (with a record that proves it) defended the Constitution, played by the founding fathers’ rules and dared to stand alone when no one else had the decency to join him. As a Christian who actually lives like one, I have never had to hold my nose and vote for someone in whom I did not believe. I can go to sleep at night knowing that I did what was right. The Bible tells us that the powers that be are appointed by God. I don’t have to treat the polls like a slot machine. I can vote my conscience and leave someone’s “electability” to God. Perhaps, God putting acting-president Obama in office was a loud wake-up call to not just Americans, but also Christians who have not lived any differently from the unconverted people around them. The shame of the last election and probably this upcoming one is that Christians have failed to live like Christ and that has made all the difference: in our society, in the halls of Congress, in our churches, and in our families. America is reaping what she has sown and I am fervently praying God will show us mercy…which we, most assuredly, do not deserve.

      As to your daughter determining her vote based on a candidate’s negative ads, WOW! That is most likely an excellent example of how little discernment the average American uses to determine very important choices. I have eleven children. Three are old enough to vote. I encourage my kids to research the candidates’ views on issues, to check out their voting records, to scrutinize their personal lives looking for what the founding fathers’ told us to look for in a candidate: strong, deep character. Once we choose our candidate, we educate ourselves on them as much as possible. We also learn the failures/short-comings of their opponents so we are then able to promote our candidate and speak intelligently about the opposition’s views. We donate money (what little we can afford). We put out signs. We mail literature. I would expect all of this to be the bare minimum Americans would require of ourselves. Watching a TV ad and determining who to vote for out of dislike for the negativity??? I wouldn’t admit that to others…

    • Doug Moses

      I would like to see Newt win because he would crucify Obummer in a debate, but Romney has all the money and backers and would drag the independents and moderates….. I also would hold my nose and like with McCain. We’ve got to topple him one way or another!

    • Brian Schultz

      How is it that your business will not survive 4 more years of Obama actually? It isn’t obama that is not getting anything done… it is the congress that is more busy with bipartisan rhetoric than actually worrying about doing what they are supposed to be doing… working for the American Populace.

    • libertybound

      Don’t you know the Newt, Mitt and Rick scheme yet; they are both trying to get Obama elected so that is why they get up in the debates and just fight amongst each other. Their game is that you will get so tired of hearing their fighing in the debates that you will get so disgusted that Obama will get elected because nobody thinks Ron Paul can get elected because the Media has said so so it must be true, and besides Ron Paul will never change his mind and become a corrupted politican so he can act the same as Mewt, Mitt and Rick. Yep that sounds like a plan to me, a bad plan, but if you want Obama as president all you have to do is vote for Newt, Mitt, and Rick, that kind of gotta ring to it doesn’t it?

  • PatinGA

    There is one flaw in your analysis. Obama wants to be Supreme Ruler and he won’t stop until he has achieved this.

    • Doc Sarvis

      What a crock…

      • FreedomFighter

        Breaking! LAX FEMA Rendition Site Confirmed 2/2

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGgZ8lgGfmU&feature=uploademail

        All hail dear leader…

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

      • Vigilant

        “Doc,” Obama has sidestepped and circumvented the Constitution from the day he took office. When he can’t have success going through Congress he uses regulatory agencies to accomplish his ends. He is using the NLRB to unconstitutionally write labor laws favorable to unions, and illegally override “right to work” states such as South Carolina.

        He abuses the commerce and tax clauses in the Constitution to illegally force individuals to purchase a commercial product (Obamacare).

        He engages in military actions and flouts the War Powers Act, fails to prosecute voter fraud and intimidation cases, uses Czars to trample on the Constitution, fails to enforce Federal laws (Arizona) or defend laws on the books (DOMA), etc., etc., etc.

        Now if that’s not an unconstitutional consolidation of power, then I’m a card-carrying communist. Wake up and smell the tea!

        • Joe H.

          Vig,
          did you see the news about the new bill they want to pass that says your employer has to release your phone number and e-mail addy whether you want them to or not?? Total invasion of privacy!! Even your DOCTOR can’t do that legally!!! What total bull $hit!!!!

          • Vigilant

            Joe H., you’re right of course.

            BLS statistics show that only 11.8 percent of workers belonged to unions in 2011. ( http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.nr0.htm )

            From their communist beginnings, the unions have always sought to sidestep the Constitution and gain unfair advantages over those who do not belong to unions (89.2% in 2011). The recent attempts to pass “card check” rules, and the NLRB’s unconstitutional part in denying Boeing a plant in a non-union state (SC) are just a couple of examples.

            Obama’s lawbreaking in the General Motors case is another example. The attempts to strangle the taxpayers in the state of Wisconsin is still another. I could go on.

            Brian and others need to face (but never will) the fact that unions have become nothing more than special interest groups, to the detriment of prices in the private sector and to the taxpayers’ wallets in the public sector.

          • Brian Schultz

            technically vigilant, I do realize that NOW unions are nothing but special interest groups… I am refering back and pointing out that this country would have never become what it did (before the great disasters) and the people wouldn’t have gotten anything but used without the unions…..

            I fully understand that greed destroyed the noble concept the unions established…. like the worker bees should be taken care of…

        • Brian Schultz

          hey vigilantee, It would be interetsing to know what you do for a living…. if it wasn’t for labor unions fighting for the rights of workers, our grandfathers would have worked to the grave so the rich could get richer and they would have done it for peanuts and not been able to take care of theirr families….. much like it is now for us common folk who work in the trenches everyday for ridiculously uneven wage structure compared to the cost of goods and services…..Thanks alot rich republicans….. how about taking a paycut and giving some of the wealth back to the people that actually got it for you in the first place……maybe even a “thanks for making me rich” statement would at least help although it kind of backfires when you say “thanks for making me rich but I don’t give a crap about you, your families, your health, or the fact that i am selling you a gallon of milk for $10.65 each”

          • Vigilant

            Brian says, “hey vigilantee [sic], It would be interetsing [sic] to know what you do for a living….”

            Since you ask, I’m 65 years old and collect social security (for which I paid), collect pensions from the USAF and NATO for 38 years of serving my country, and I run an internet merchandise business.

            And what do you do for a living?

            And then, “….. how about taking a paycut [sic] and giving some of the wealth back to the people that actually got it for you in the first place……”

            Sonny, the wealthy pay the lion’s share of taxes in this country, much of it going to the 47% or so who pay no taxes at all. You want to change things so the unconstitutional redistribution of wealth takes an even greater share of investment capital? This out-of-control spending has reached such disastrous levels that you could tax EVERYONE in America at 100% and still barely put a dent in the debt. Mathematically challenged, are we?

            I earned my money the honest way and have NEVER taken a handout even when times were rough. I’m one of the “common folk” who worked in the trenches every day, and one who was educated when it was still truly an education, who used that education to better myself and my family.

            Part of my education was history, which became a lifelong love. It has taught me to honor and respect the principles upon which this nation was founded, and those principles are obviously NOT your principles.

          • Brian Schultz

            O.k. vigilant,

            so, technically we are on the same side….you will notice if you reread I was not saying that #! you were a rich person who needs to give back to the country… #2 you are in error if you think the rich people pay their fair share of taxes…..but enough of that…

            here is your answer… Currently I spend the school years working with special Ed kids and I spend my off season working on a trail crew with the US forest service (although I have already been told that we all have no job this summer due to budget cuts). I have also spent 10 years as a Firefighter/ EMT 1 in rural Alaska saving lives and property… as a VOLUNTEER while working in Quality control and government compliance.

            before that I was a typical Middle class worker from wisconsin, The son of one of the HEROES of the vietnam conflict (disabled) who was spit on by the people he was protecting (he was there from ’65 to ’68 when the troops were still thought they were doing there jobs and protecting America) called a baby killer by republican draft dodgers, and worse yet… forgotten by the government who sent him over there in the first place (it wasn’t until Ronnie Rayguns admitted in ’86 to troops going over the fence in the “noble cause” that my father finally received a revised 201 file and was given some back pay and his disability).

            Also, I too have spent a great deal of time studying history but, I choose to think that we re to use history to grow from the mistakes of the past instead of repeating them over and over and over again…..

            it is truly a shame that people who should be on the same side have to bicker even amogst themselves.

        • Brian Schultz

          wow, this is a great attack on OBAMA…… your statement includes everything that every president in recent history has done

          • Brian Schultz

            wasn’t it actually Republican Rayguns that started the whole Czar thing in america with the Drug CZar……?

            amazing that you still attempt to put this all on OBAMA… do you just forget what the other presidents do as soon as they leave office?

          • DaveH

            Rayguns?
            That’s odd, coming from a guy who just admonished me for personal attacks:
            http://www.personalliberty.com/conservative-politics/how-the-republicans-will-re-elect-obama/#comment-718764

          • Brian Schultz

            DAve, Dave, Dave…..it wasn’t me who coined the phrase….historically it was a freedom fighter and great lady named JOAN BIAZ who gave ronnie the name in 1968 I believe… so try to post something sensical as opposed to just attacking other posters…

          • Joe H.

            Brian,
            joan Baez was a hippy demonstrator of the sixties, nothing more. the only reason she was so adamant in her fight was the fact that her husband was arrested for draft resisting, hardly a heroic act for himself. don’t put her on the same level as say a fireman that enters a burning building to rescue a child. It is suspected that some of her aquaintances were actually guilty of worse federal crimes than her husband.

          • eddie47d

            Joan Baez was indeed a great lady and still is. She lead the fight for decency and human rights all over the world. As a side note my wife and I went to a Joan Baez concert on our wedding night in 1972. Went on our official honeymoon 5 years later to Ixtapa Mexico. My mother-in-law babysat our 3 kids for us for that week. Good memories.

          • DaveH

            I didn’t coin the word hypocrite either, Brian, so don’t mind if I call you one.

          • DaveH

            And don’t confuse a Freedom Fighter with somebody who calls for Bigger Government. Freedom is not something Granted by the Force of Government. Freedom comes from Less Government, not More.

          • R Crain

            Are you in any way related to Jane Fonda? Your remarks and your way of looking at things reminds me of that SLUT. Of course, I noticed your IQ is about on average with hers also. She was a MORON also, and so was Joan Biaz.

          • R Crain

            In case anyone is wondering, I was talking at Brian Schultz. With a last name like Schultz, I would think that you knew all about GERMANY1938. If you don`t, then maybe you should google it, and learn what your ancestors did too the Jews. Its the same thing Obomma,the Democrats, and the Republicans want to do right now. How could you possibly support that. Like I said before, MORON!!

          • Brian Schultz

            Wow R Crain,
            it is people like you that MAKE ME SO PROUD TO BE AN AMERIAN… Yes, My last name is Schultz as your personal attack (on someone you know nothing about- look a few posts up —-) now someone like you blames me for a last name???? now, it is apparently my fault that my grandfather (russel Robert Blair) was adopted as an infant by John Christopher Schultz (who was a thrid generation FArmer in America) and named Alvin John Schultz (who, by the way carried on a long tradition of service to his country as an Army ranger in WWII)… then Alvin had a son (and 6 daughters) who also served his country and was highly decorated…..and then forgotten by the government for over 25 years, spit on by liberals upon returning to the country he was serving, and called a baby killer by cowards whose rich daddys protecred them from harm….. so keep up the attacks on me for speaking a rational mind… i’ll let it go on for awhile…. then I’ll give my address to all of you like yourself and DAVEH and invite you to come up… or maybe you can give me your address so I can visit you and give you a good old american lesson on respect for other humans and believe me it’ll definitely hurt you more than it will me…

          • Brian Schultz

            note to moderators who are holding my reply to the personal attack… please forgive the word Arsehole…. because in this case it fits…

          • Brian Schultz

            Just in case the moderators decide to censor me and let your attacks go on. I will reiterate in a more PG tone…

            In answer to your off the wall personal attack…#1 I don’t have an ounce of german blood in me… My ANCESTORS were not the ones that killed the jews… MY ANCESTORS were Welsh and Dutch… as a matter of fact it was one of my ANCESTORS, John Stout who was one of the guys that bought Manhatten Island from the native Americans….

            My name is Schultz because my Grandfather was adopted as an infant… incidently he went on the be a genuine decorated war hero for fighting AGAINST the germans who ‘killed all the jews’ as an Army Ranger….. so keep up your unwarrented personal attacks….as it is apparent that this is all that you can do…..

            why don’t you attempt something worthwhile and give up on this site and perhaps write a letter to your congressman demanding that they work for the good of the people instead of big money and special interest.

          • Brian Schultz

            Where did you go R CRAIN…. I notice you and certain others that blather on foaming at the mouth like a rabid possum don’t reply after you have been shut down…. you would think that a person such as yourself that makes such an agressive attack based on someones last name (mine- Schultz) without knowing any facts might actually be man enough to apologize for such a slanderous statement when you find out how wrong you are….hmmm guess not……

            Oh and Dave, I’ll waste a little breath for your comment here as well…
            first I am not following YOU around… I am on this site looking for INTELLIGENT conversation. and when I see something ridiculous- i’ll call it out.

            second I am not here to learn anything, but to interact…. based on what I have read here lately I don’t have anything to learn….

            I have come to terms with my interpretation of a higher power and I am not twisted by any organized religion or cult.

            I have already determined that all is lost with this country… especially after seeing how you people work to help this country (by doing nothing but blather on in some ritualistic psychobabble…. you especially…dave…. one post you sound like a republican conservative, the next you defend democracy, and the next you declare democracy dead…. make up your mind!!!)

            as far as personal attacks (or the lack thereof by your defense) you do not wait till someone attacks you… you come out shooting first… see your diatribe with flashy……. so feel free to come at me with a knife (or a gun- your choice) and I’ll disarm you of either and show you what a true American can do with just his hands… I have dealt with threats many times before and here is fact….. blowhards that make silly comments about knives and guns and fights are usually pissants that can’t defend themselves properly…

          • Brian Schultz

            Joe H,
            Funny, I thought that joan Baez was an award winning folk artist besides being a how did you call it- “hippy activist and nothing else”

    • Deerinwater

      PatinGA says:
      January 27, 2012 at 7:29 am
      There is one flaw in your analysis. Obama wants to be Supreme Ruler and he won’t stop until he has achieved this”

      and you are one to consult about flawed reasoning, Right?

      • DaveH

        Do you expect Obama to state this explicitly, Deer?
        Do you think Hitler campaigned on his intentions to kill millions of Jews and attack neighboring countries?

        • Deerinwater

          as much as I might Ron Paul.

          • DaveH

            You have absolutely no evidence for that statement. Ron Paul is one of the very few Politicians who is actually making an honest effort to get Government off the peoples’ backs. What budding dictator would do that?
            I would think you could come up with a more logical rebut, Deer.

        • Deerinwater

          The devil has always hid in the details, Ron Paul has been as light on detail as everyone else. How he plans to phase out SS has never truly addressed. Young people might well thing it a wise move and understandable. They have the time to make other arrangement but what about those that do not have the benefit of time to their advantage?

          And then too, my guess is 99% of young American’s fail to understand or fully appreciated our social security system and all the many services that it provides to Americans, where the are aging or simply children survivors.

          At 64 this March, even I don’t know a lot about such matters as I engaged the system as power attorney and executor of an estate and over lord matters in my fathers stead.

          I could have retired a few years ago and learned more about it perhaps, by why? The system is there for those that “need”, for now , I quite simple do not need. Maybe my day too shall come and maybe it won’t. Maybe I’ll just drop off the radar screen and people might wonder, “Where did he go?”

          I’m of the option that doctors and hospital will kill you, and until you are thinking you might well die anyway , ~ stay far, far away.

          But you can’t expect young people to understand the fine points to aging. Ron Paul could well sell them a keg of rusty nails.

          • DaveH

            Yes, Deer, Ron Paul has addressed the Social Security issue:
            http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2011/10/24/ron-paul-is-not-ending-student-loans/
            If you go to youtube and type “”Ron Paul” + “Social Security””, I’m sure you will find lots of his speeches to listen to.

            Deer says “And then too, my guess is 99% of young American’s fail to understand or fully appreciated our social security system and all the many services that it provides to Americans, where the are aging or simply children survivors”.
            I think, Deer, that they understand all too well that they are likely to get stiffed when the SS system collapses under its own Ponzi Scheme weight. Regardless, you or nobody else has the moral right to take away other peoples’ money, whether for their own good or not, and whether or not you vote for the people in Government to do your dirty work.
            If the young people are foolish enough to put their faith in a Government-run system, they are certainly Free to do that.

          • DaveH

            Read this, Deer:
            http://mises.org/daily/4528

  • KNG

    Newt so far has the thickest skin IMHO as he’s the ONLY one that has stood up and smacked down the Media and that’s WHY people love him! I like the idea of keeping the nominee a secret until it’s a done deal – keeps the Liberals and Establishment in check for a little bit.

    People are SO FED up with Obama that the only way he COULD win is if it’s by fraud and that’s been shown to be happening STILL today!

    • Karolyn

      You are so totally wrong. A great many people are behind Obama, and more will be if Ron Paul doesn’t get the nomination.

      • Brian

        While it may be true for some, I for one will not support Obama if Ron Pail is not the nominee. I will vote as I have always voted…Libertarian.

        • Brian

          Paul not Pail

          Gotta stop posting from my phone.

        • TigerBright

          vote Libertarian means a vote for Obama. When will you guys grasp the fundamentals of American elections? Unless you vote for one of the transgressors, Rep or Dem you are just wasting a vote.

          • Joe H.

            TigerBright,
            CORRECTION! There is no such thing as a wasted vote!!! It is your vote to do as YOU see fit! Not as I see fit or anybody else! If you don’t like that, bud, I suggest you go to one of these countries that have “immitation” elections!!

          • Brian Schultz

            fundamentals of American Elections? please extrapolate on exactly what those are….. when I first voted at 18- I was given a ballot with all contenders listed and given the choice of who I thought would do the best job of running our country….. now you are given a ballot based on your party and only allowed to choose from those candidates….regardless of who you may think is the best for the country.

            oh yes, and all this is moot because the electoral college picks the president…. not the popular vote.

            wake up…..

          • Joe H.

            Brian,
            There is another option. If you don’t like the listed candidates, then ask for a paper ballot and vote for a write in if you so choose!

      • Elevenarrows

        With all due respect, Karolyn, I don’t think disgruntled Ron Paul supporters will go over to Obama…the two candidates are polar opposites. To do so, Ron Paul supporters would have to suddenly decide they hate freedom, hate American values and are willing to give up freedoms so the Nanny State can micro-manage their lives. Not likely.

        • Karolyn

          But look at the Republican choice there will most likely be. Contrary to most of the views here, I don’t hate Obama, and I don’t know that voting Libertarian should Paul run on that ticket will do any good. I will do whatever I feel I have to do to defeat Gingrich or Romney. However, there is plenty of time for things to change. “One never knows…Do one.”

        • Colram

          I think the Ron Paul supporters who would vote for Obama are the previous Obama supporters who have defected to Paul. Most of the others will vote for libertarian Gary Johnson or write in Dr. Paul. Or not vote.

          And I’d actually prefer Obama to Romney or Gingrich simply because Obama is limited to one more term. In 2016 we need the chance to elect Rand Paul, and that won’t happen with an incumbent Republican.

          • Karolyn

            Good point!

    • Doc Sarvis

      Newt and the media feed off of each other. His attacks on the media are completely staged and both he and the media benefit from it.

      I also love how Newt gets his daughters from his first marriage to contradict statements of the wife in his second marriage about his leaving for his current wife (of his third marriage).

      • Vigilant

        “Newt and the media feed off of each other. His attacks on the media are completely staged and both he and the media benefit from it.”

        What’s your point? ALL politicians use the media to get attention. And the media loves controversy, period, even when it’s “made up” news such as Dan Rather’s crusade against Bush.

        As for Newt, I’d just surmise from the applause and cheers that the media got what’s coming to it when Gingrich excoriated John King. What a great moment. He used the Alinsky method to change the subject. Hurts when the opposition uses your own techniques against you, doesn’t it “Doc?”

        • JeffH

          Vigilant, you should know by now that deer bob knows everything…so says the Jabberwocky.

    • DaveH

      Oh yeah, that’s a sterling criteria on which to elect a Candidate. Never mind that he’s been unfaithful to two other wives. Never mind that he has ties to several One-World-Government groups. Never mind that he sided with Nancy Pelosi to hawk the Homogenic Global Warming scam. Never mind that he supported insurance mandates for people earning more than $75,000/year. Never mind that he suggested that Obama create a no-fly zone over Libya, a country that threatened the US in no way. Never mind that he referred to Tea Partiers as the “militant wing” of the Republican Party.
      What does it take to wake up the Newt supporters to the fact that he’s just a typical Sociopath seeking Political office?
      http://www.whale.to/b/callahan1.html

      • Brian Schultz

        Libya has never threatened the US????? wow can I move into the rock you live under? long before Al quiada was threatening us Kahdaffis terrorists were….

        Dave, please go learn something before posting anymore…

        • JeffH

          Brian, I’ve come to the conclusion that you must be related to eddie.

          • DaveH

            It’s probably one of Flashman’s multiple personalities.

          • DaveH

            I’ve wondered how many of my exposures it would take before Flashman got smart and changed his User Name.

          • JeffH

            That’s true…cut from the same cloth!

          • Brian Schultz

            your perogative… I myself like to get to know facts before i “come to conclusions about someone” it is almost like making assumptions and you know what that does…

          • JeffH

            …if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck…then it must be a duck…or closely related… :)

          • Joe H.

            JeffH,
            If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s a pretty safe bet it $hits through feathers!!!

        • DaveH

          Brian, or Flashy, I meant “threatened” as in “they were not a threat to the US”. Even so, if threatening is an excuse to kill people, there wouldn’t be very many of us left.
          I am sure you knew what I meant, but you were determined to mix it up with me. However, I welcome your unprovoked attacks, because they shine a light on what we can expect if we’re ever foolish enough to let the Liberals have absolute power.

          • Brian Schultz

            WOW… Jeff and DAVe….may I request that you actually read all of my posts…

            No I am not related to anyone who posts here, nor am I flashy or flashman or whatever his name is….I have not been making personal attacks on this site as do you… I have simply been making counterpoints to ridiculousness or adding posts with specific intellectual content in hopes of getting rational responses (not much luck there… I either get an attack or no response at all because no one can come up with a valid counter to my points…. se all the posts on the islam issue of last week)

            that being said… if you refer to my response to vigilant you may glean a little info on who I am but I will reiterate a few points….

            I am a herdworking middle class american who tries very hard to attemt to take care of my family as best I can (and brother, that aint easy when the rich are getting richer and us poor people are forgotton about or worse…balmed for the problems in this country…. even Obama (who I defend) seems to think that everyone who has a mortgage that is in trouble must be irresponsible…. because that is much easier to do than accept the reality that sometimes good people get SCREWED BY THE SYSTEM…. I for one took over the household of my wife former husband who passed away- this occured WELL before the bankruptcy of America caused by the rich and the republican and being blamed on OBAMA…..

            our mortgage was doing just fine until between 2006 and 2008 the cost of heating fuel went from 1.75/gallon to 7.37/ gallon (currently it still sits at $5.49), our electrical costs quadrupled (and the power company started charging a fuel surcharge that equals 140% of the energy consumtion), a gallon of milk for our kids went from $4.10/gallon to its current rate of $10.65/gallon.

            And my wages havn’t moved anywhere ( except actually they are down because I (and the rest of our crew) was just told this week that I no longer have a job this summer doing what I love because of budget cuts… by the way as I mentioned in a previous post… I spend school years working with ‘special ed’ kids and summers maintaining trails and facilities in one of Americas best national forests…

            so all of you out there that can do nothing intelligent but make personal attacks on this forum instead of trying to get our government to actually do their job for a change…. forgive me for being a little pissed off at this ridiculous government, its rhetoric and disfunction, and all you people who think you are doing something great for the country by spouting your crap on forums…. yes I may make points on this forum but I am doing my part to try to make this country stronger and i have been for 40 tax paying years.

          • JeffH

            …better to be pis$ed off than pis$ed on… :)

          • Joe H.

            brian,
            since you work for the government, both summer and the rest of the year, was that misspell ” Herdworking” a freudian slip??? Just wondered……

          • DaveH

            Maybe you aren’t Flashman, Brian, but it’s hard to tell you two apart. Is that just a Liberal thing? Hypocrisy, I mean?
            Brian (or Flashman) says “Dave, please go learn something before posting anymore…”. Odd coming from a guy who says we shouldn’t be personally attacking people.

          • DaveH

            Okay, Brian, I’m going to forget that you’re following me around making unprovoked attacks and thinking that you’re Sir Lancelot. I’ll talk to you civilly (not that you deserve it).
            How can you blame your problems on Government (which is true), but absolve Obama who is building Government ever larger? Government, whether run by Democrats or Republicans, does not create productive jobs. Note that I said “productive”. Sure they can make jobs, but to do that, they take money from the productive private sector, which would have created far more jobs with the same money.
            I’ve got a feeling, Brian (or Flashman) that you’re not here to learn anything, but rather to stir the pot. If I’m wrong, great. Here’s a Free online book that you can read to learn some reality:
            http://mises.org/books/capitalism_kelly.pdf

          • Brian Schultz

            DAVE,
            I do not absolve obama of anything but I am sure not going to blame him for things that have happened because of administrations before him… how can one blame Obama for wars that were started by bush? How can you blame obama for a stagnant government that does not work for the people but rather spends all of its time in office collecting paychecks while doing nothing but fighting over democrat or republican rhetoric…

            yes ‘herdworking’ was a typo and oh by the way just because some one works for the government doesn’t mean they don’t work hard…. how can someone be attacked for trying to teach the young? how can someone be attacked for working for the forest service to maintain “the largest Temperate Rainforest on the earth” (also the third largest air filter left on the planet).

            How can someone be attacked for trying to take care of his family, with a long history of patriotism? how is it that someone can be attacked for speaking his mind about the injustices served on the people who built this country?

            The only answer i can come up with is that my attackers must have nothing productive to do.

  • CJM

    I watched the debates and am throoughly disgusted with the tete-a-tetes between Romney and Gingrich. Either they knock it off or I will vote for Paul or Santorum (if they remains in the running) or write in a contender who isn’t on the ballot. I will NOT vote for obammy the scammy! Enough already—get with the issues and forget the personal jibes.

  • mark

    You can’t keep the nominee unknown in an open society. Obama will probably win. But it will be much closer than the last time. In 2008 Obama received 53% of the nat’l vote vs. 46% for McCain and 1% for minor candidates (Nader, Barr, etc.). In 2012, Obama will probably only get 50% with 48% to Romney and 2% split among minority parties. Of course, if Ron Paul runs as an indepedent on the Libertarian ticket, he could get 10-12% of the nat’l vote, mostly from the conservative side which would give Obama a much easier victory. Also if Gingrich were to be nominated with all his baggage and unpredictable outbursts, Obama would win comfortably by 6-8 percentage points. Still, all this is up in the air. Ten months is an eternity in politics and alot can happen on the international scene or with the domestic economy that could skew all of these estimates in either direction.

    • DaveH

      Ron Paul appeals to voters in both major parties. And he would be a shoo-in for the Independent vote:
      http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/01/09/cbs-poll-independents-prefer-ron-paul-vs-obama/

      • Brian Schultz

        DAVE H….

        personal recomendation…. get your head out of all these books and websites you are stuck in and take a look outside at what is really happening to the world around you and make decisions for yourself rather than based on literature that you read…. you might be surprised at what you find….believe it or not their is supposed to be more to life than working your arse off for nothing and being a neopolitical dunderhead…

        eye for an eye…. right religious guy..

    • Joe H.

      mark,
      If and I repeat, IF that happens, then we better elect a great many true constitutional conservatives to the senate and congress!!! Like Chip said, deadlock would be preferable to Abummer having a free reign!!

  • Michael Seamon

    The establishment Republicans don’t seem to get it. Ron Paul is the only candidate who will beat Obummer.
    Almost every Paul supporter I know plans to write him in for President whether he runs as an independent or not. The general feeling is that we always vote for the lesser of two evils because the Republican party never gives us somebody we can trust, somebody who has integrity, someone who can make us proud of our country. We’ve had enough of these status quo, lying hypocrites. Gingrish talks about a moon colony to get votes in Florida. This man will say anything to anybody to get his fat lying butt into the President’s chair. Romney is the white Obama. A big government guy with plenty of large donors to pay back with special favors once he becomes President. A man who has proven to be a big government guy with a weak record on the major issues of our time. Who should we settle for another loser when Ron Paul is by far the best candidate to ever run as a Republican. The founding fathers would vote for him so why shouldn’t I. My fellow Ron Paul supporters need to teach the Republican party a lesson. Sure it will suck having Obummer around for another four years but at least we’ll know that he’ll continue to screw things up so badly that we’ll get a Republican majority in the House and Senate in 2014 followed by A Rand Paul Presidency in 2016.

    • Karolyn

      I believe there are many like me who will vote for Obama if Paul isn’t nominated. There is no way in hell I would ever vote for Gingrich, with Romney running a close second!

      • Ronald R. Johnson

        One thing is for sure when you find a fool in the dark you might as well leave her there,because even if you help her find her way around dum as she is she will always find her way back to Obama and his cult!
        We just have to hope all of them drink the KOOL ADE soon!

      • DavidL

        I agree with you, Karolyn. I like Ron Paul. If he is not the nominee, I will vote for President Obama.

        • Elevenarrows

          DavidL, so…you really don’t even know WHAT you believe then do you? To decide to vote for a man that is all about personal responsibility, freedom, and the Constitution and then to switch to a man that encourages Americans to rely on the personal responsibility of their neighbor or government (instead of their own), who has proven in the last few years that he is no friend to freedom and who has consistently trounced upon the Constitution…well, that is a bit of double-minded contradiction, is it not?

        • DonnieB

          I could never see how anyone that considered voting for Ron Paul and didn’t get the opportunity could ever vote for Obama.

          Please could on of the Paul crowd go over the issues that Paul and Obama agree on and not the other GOP candidates.

          Thank you.

        • ReviewsbyRenee

          Dr. Paul is the best choice. The only reason why he might not win is because of the GOP’s in bed with the AP to make sure it doesn’t happen. It is clear that the people’s choice is Ron Paul but the AP and GOP establishment “will do whatever is in their power to make sure he doesn’t get elected”

          • R Crain

            No way can Ron Paul get the nomination. That would really mess things up. Both Parties want too take us all kicking and screaming into the NEW WORLD ORDER. Ron Paul does not. Can you imagine what that would do to their plans. Do you know how bad that would upset the apple cart. Ron Paul will never get the nomination, they will see too that, trust me on this. But, if somehow he was too become the next president, I think a lot of boys and girls in DC will need a lawyer.

      • Thomas Wilson

        Karolyn, people such as yourself just kill me! HOW could you oppose Obammy, on the one hand and KNOW what he’s been doing deliberately to the American Economy, with all of his profligate ways, having spent more time on vacation, and raising funds for his warchest than he has governing, and then turn around and support the Bogus P.O.T.U.S.?!?!? You aren’t logical and can only leave a man such as myself with one conclusion, that being to logically deduce you were among the 61 million Sheople that voted for him in the first place, and have gotten some sort of “buyers remorse” and rather than come clean admitting that “None of the Above” is a more sane choice than this charlatan and illegal alien, whose yet to prove he’s an American Citizen, let alone naturally born as enumerated by the Article 2, section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. Notice, I didn’t insult you, I debated you. I will never resort to an ad hominem attack in order to castigate you, though I must apologize for calling you a sheople, because 2 wrongs don’t make a right.

      • Jimmy

        Obama:First President to refuse to show a valid birth certificate.
        First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
        First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
        First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States .
        First President to violate the War Powers Act.
        First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
        First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
        First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
        First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs and later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.
        First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
        First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
        First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.
        First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
        First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.
        First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places.
        First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
        First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
        First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
        First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they are allowed to locate a factory.
        First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN)
        First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
        First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
        First President to appoint 45 Czars to replace elected officials in his office.
        First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office.
        First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
        First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
        First President to coddle American enemies while alienating Americas allies.
        First President to publicly bow to Americas enemies while refusing to salute the U.S. Flag.
        First President to go on multiple global apology tours.
        First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.
        First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.
        First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
        First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000.00 a year at taxpayer expense.
        First President to repeat the Holy Qur’an tells us, and openly admit the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
        Remember that 32 months of Obama White House we the people have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our nation’s entire history, as the Obama’s plan their next extravagant vacation to the Indonesian Island nation of Bali ..
        Hope and change anyone ?????????
        * sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Wall Street Journal, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Dept of Labor, Standard & Poors/Case-Shiller, Federal Reserve, US Treasury, Heritage Foundation

        • Doug Moses

          Jimmy: says it all…more than 80% factual!!

        • Okie Ron

          Nonsense. ‘More of Lord Limbaugh’s barking points.

          You guys sat on your hands back when Cheney was President and trashed America’s economic future, squandered our surplus, sent our best and bravest into battle without even proper body and vehicle armor–and did nothing.

          In fact, worse than nothing, you said that anyone that didn’t sign off on those draft-dodging chickenhawk nitwits blank check to disaster was a Traitor. Every time anyone who had actually served in the military stood up to those idiots, they fired them–and you C-R-O-W-E-D your approval.

          You( and the Republican Florida Election Commision, and the Republican Supreme Court) permitted him the first coup d’etat in American history along with his pet boy, W, ’cause W was the kinda dumbsky you could all go out and get a DUI with.

          President Cheney could do no wrong, and as soon as Obama is lawfully elected you flock to the gun shops and gun-up to the teeth–then proclaim an Obammanid conspiracy to confiscate all the bullets–when in reality it was just that so many angry Beavis and Buttheads bought ‘em all up it caused a bullet shortage.

          And now you’re going to shove Cheney 2.0 up our a$$es the way you did Cheney 1.0 and America has to just get in, sit down, hang on, and shut up?

          You may indeed succeed in overthrowing America with your narrow-minded right-wing fear-mongering and paranoia, but the majority of Americans will NEVER welcome you as liberators.

          On the other hand, maybe you don’t need a majority. The Nazis never got more than 33% of the popular vote…but they had all the uncompromising hate and all the guns.

          • Joe H.

            okie,
            perhaps you forget that when bush2 promoted amnesty, he and all the reps recieved a record number of complaints from the conservative voters??? sat on our hands? NOT! I thought bush was an a$$ but Abummer is bush on steroids!!

      • DaveH

        The important thing to take away from this is that Karolyn and DavidL will vote for Ron Paul, as will many other Democrats. And the Independents are a shoo-in for Ron. There is no doubt in my mind that Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who can beat Obama.
        The Democrat Leaders would make short work of the other hypocritic Republican candidates.

    • terry

      I believe you are correct, at least the way I see it! The noose is tightning around the American Peoples neck so to speak. by the new world order polititians .but the problem is most people cant see the forest for the trees. So Sad!!

    • leila

      I can’t believe how many people I hear saying that they would rather vote for Obama than Romney!They are the same just in different parties.The only candidate that is different is Ron Paul.He is the only one that has kept his views the same after 30 years in office.The reason for that is because when you follow the constitution,you don’t need to change.If you vote for the lesser of 2 evils,you’re still voting for evil.If more people would do the research instead of listening to the MSM,they would see this.Its not about how well a candidate speaks or debates.The only thing that should matter is their record.Ron Paul is always consistent.Not always the popular vote,but that’s what we need.Someone willing to make the hard choices to turn our country around before its too late.We may still be the best country in the world but we are falling fast.I fear what we will become if Obama gets re-elected or if Newt or Romney gets in.I refuse to vote for any of them.I will be voting for Ron Paul no matter what.And I know MANY people that will be doing the same.Its time we stop settling for second best.If we want to continue being the greatest country,then we need to start electing the people that will keep us there.Obama has been an utter failure and so was Bush before him.Why not elect someone that we can trust to do what he says instead of who the better speaker is or who comes across better? BTW-Mike Burke I couldn’t agree more!

      • DaveH

        Right on, leila.

    • Doug Moses

      Paul at 76 is too old….McCain was 72 when he ran..We need someone with energy to take on the Libs!

      • Patriot Diva

        Ron Paul bicycles 15 miles a day. Ron Paul is smart enough to put competent people around him who could fill his role were he to die in office. However the man is a physician and know how to take care of himself.

      • DaveH

        Yet, even at his age, Ron Paul out-debates the other candidates hands down. More and more of them are trying to imitate his ideas, but they have no track record of such, and more than likely they are just saying what they think the people want to hear to acquire their votes.
        Ron Paul is the only Genuine candidate.

      • Joe H.

        Doug Moses,
        Can you bike 25 miles in the hot Texas sun??? Ron Paul not only CAN, he challenged all the candidates to try it with him and they BACKED DOWN!!!!

  • http://bridgetable.net aurora1920

    The only ones of those the author listed who could win are Christie or Jeb Bush and I think it’s too early in 2012 for him. People have to get over Bushes another four year.

    I don’t think that Daniels did that well in his response — same ol stuff. Was there no truth committee to tell me which one of the two–the President or Daniel–had the most accurate take on the economy! Drives me crazy when they’re supposedly looking at similar statistics that we get diametrically opposed concludsions as to how the economy is doing.

    People (ordinary people I assume they poll) SEEM to think things are getting better, and that’s all that will count in November.

    Ryan could never win this year — he too has to wait four for his own constituents to get over his Medicare proposal.

    As to the war between the Republican candidates?? They SAY that what Obama has had all along is LUCK in his opposition candidate from his very first election. Seems to be lucking out again–Gingrich will only be content if he kills off Romney. He IS irresponsible. Paul has a good influence on the Republican Party, moderating is gung ho ready to go to war image. But Santorum is IMPOSSIBLE as a candidate given his devoutly held religious and moral opinions on abortion. Nation will never accept t hem.

    • Karolyn

      Actually, “things” are getting better if you look in the right places. And we are still better off than most of the rest of the world.

      • Tom W.

        Karolyn when watching a slight of hand artist, to keep from being decieved, you MUST focus on where they are trying to divert your attention from! Have you been to the store lately?!! Are things really getting better?!! OPEN your little lemming eyes girlfriend!

      • DonnieB

        The Russians said that too. Right before the country fell apart.

      • Vigilant

        “Look in the right places?”

        Why not, for starters, look at the housing market? New housing sales for 2011 were the LOWEST ON RECORD (since they started counting in 1963).

        Yeah, that’s a great indicator of our “recovering” economy, isn’t it, Karolyn?

        • John

          That statement in itself is true, but not the way people think.
          The new homes that are in this list are new CONTRACTS to build. Not old or existing homes. So if you went on DEC 31st to a builder to build you a home, you are not counted you are also not counted if you buy a home on January 1st 2010 or later if it was finished on or before Dec 31st even though it was brand spanking new when you bought it. So although housing sales where up on existing (as of Jan 1st 2010) homes. New homes (contracts to build since Jan 1st 2010) sales are down. And that is really no surprise as there is a huge gluten of existing homes on the market and many people shy away from the big McMansions in new developments.

          • John

            bah the examples should be 2011 lol…we are in 2012..its time to catch up with the calendar lol. anyway I think you get the gist of it anyways.

        • Joe H.

          Vig,
          not only that, food prices are up about 12%, unemployment is static and that is only due to the ones that have taken part time jobs or have exhausted their benefits and have given up!! Gas keeps creeping up little by little. right now here is’s $3.45 a gallon and RISING!! Things are better??? I think not!!!

          • Joe H.

            Forgot to add, EXAMPLE Coffee, which was $6.95 a 34 ounce can in April is now $9.75!!! not a mathmatician, but at first glance, I’d say that’s about 45% increase!!!

          • Karolyn

            Joe, You’re buying the wrong coffee!

          • Karolyn

            Pessimists only look at what is wrong. Optimists look at every little good thing as a positive indicator. There have been positive indicators (like Ford giving their employees raises and hiring more people for one), but you and those like you won’t even consider them.

          • eddie47d

            I think Joe forgot that we don’t grow coffee in the USA and therefore don’t control the price. Maybe he wants to pay coffee growers and workers peanuts for the privilege of supporting his coffee habit. Now gasoline is $2.88 in Denver.

          • Vigilant

            Karolyn, some times you are positively funny!

            “Pessimists only look at what is wrong. Optimists look at every little good thing as a positive indicator.”

            And REALISTS use facts and figures to come up with a balanced and true assessment. The economy still sucks.

            “There have been positive indicators (like Ford giving their employees raises and hiring more people for one), but you and those like you won’t even consider them.”

            Oh, I very definitely consider Ford; it’s a good example of a company THAT TOOK NO BAILOUT! It shows that capitalism, non interference from the government and proper management can create a balance sheet in the black IN SPITE OF unions, onerous taxation, overregulation and other socialist leveling attempts.

            Ford owes the US taxpayers NOTHING from bailouts. GM still owes over $30 billion.

          • libertytrain

            Eddie, lucky Denver. Here in NC where I live it’s $3.41 -up 40 cents and climbing.

          • Joe H.

            eddie,
            as karolyn said, you are buying the wrong gas!! I just checked and the cheapest gas listed is $2.82 at the sinclare on federal blvd!!

          • Karolyn

            liberty – Too bad you live so far from the state line. At our Murphy’s it’s $3.08, but 10 miles down the road it’s $3.25. It’s even higher than what you’re paying just north of the state line. I think Charlotte is higher than that.

          • libertytrain

            Karolyn, I’m actually very near the State line, just a few miles, however, I’m in the mountains and there aren’t any gas stations going into SC for many miles and a wicked road to go down to get to them. However it’s a standard joke that we should just drive down there to get our gas, (even though it would cost more to do so just because of the drive down)…. And, believe me, on those rare times we go down to Greenville, we make sure to fill up…. It was $3.41 in town today when I topped it. Of course, tomorrow it may have changed – :)

          • http://deleted Claire

            libertytrain–I filled up the Jeep this past Tuesday and filled the Van up yesterday at $3.18 per gallon. I forgot to look when I passed the filling station today. It usually goes up for the weekend.

          • libertytrain

            Claire, sounds like we’re getting taken for a ride – no pun intended- but Illinois is always higher than us. What a bummer…. I hope it drops…

          • JeffH

            eddie says “I think Joe forgot that we don’t grow coffee in the USA and therefore don’t control the price.”

            DUH once again…Hawaii? Prices are set through the New York Coffee Exchange(USA)…There are two markets for coffee: the cash market and the futures market. The cash market is the market today. It is the price you would pay for coffee today if you could receive it today. The futures market is used to help determine the price for future deliveries. It is used to purchase a contract today to guarantee a future shipment of coffee. More importantly, however, the futures market for commodities like coffee is used to help protect against the wild variations that occur due to coffee market speculation.

            FYI, I worked in the green coffee business for 25 years.

          • libertytrain

            Jeff – Is Hawaii part of the 57 States? I haven’t gotten the revised history and/or geography books for the new world we live in yet.. I’m a little behind…

          • JeffH

            libertytrain :) Last time I checked it was just one of 50 :)

          • libertytrain

            Are you certain. The current president said there were 57. Why would he make that up and lie to us… :)

    • Elevenarrows

      Aurora, where are these ordinary people who seem to think the economy is getting better??? I have homes in NC and SC and have yet to meet one person so doesn’t bemoan the current state of affairs. As a small business owner who interacts with banks and credit unions for our business, I can assure you the banks and credit unions are still running scared. With a brother-in-law who photographs foreclosed homes for mortgage lenders, I can assure you there are many, many people still losing their homes. We know many people who still can’t find work. I have to wonder what snow globe you’ve been gazing into and waxing nostalgic…!

      • Karolyn

        There are areas doing extremely well and good things are happening; however, you choose not to see those things – only the bad things. I’m seeing houses start to sell here that have been on the market for a long time. Many online businesses are flourishing. There are companies moving back here from China. They’re still building new WalMarts, and WalMart usually knows what they’re doing. If you look, you can find a myriad of positive indicators. But, no, keep staring at all the negatives and keep it going. We create our own reality.

        • Joe H.

          karolyn,
          what price are those houses selling at? I’d bet at least 40% less than they were four years ago!! People are losing their shirts! Our Walmart here has been saying they were going to build a super wal mart for two years, now its planned for this spring. funny, I haven’t seen any movement around the site at all. wanna bet that come spring they come out and say it’s been delayed?? Besides all they carry is goods from China that is JUNK!! I bought two pairs of tennies there and the first pair lasted exactly six weeks. The second pair lasted three months!! the businesses I’m looking for are the ones that manufacture HERE and there are very few favorable indicators for them!

          • Karolyn

            The new WalMart Super Center being built abot 30 miles from where I live is only abot 15 miles from another they built abot four years ago. This new one just started a few weeks ago and looks like it will be done for the summer. AND the area it’s being built in is lower socio-econimic and rural. They must know something! As far as the houses selling, of course the prices are down; however, when houses that have been on the market for two years start to sell, I would think that is a pretty good thing. Yes, it is hard to find Made in America, especially for electronics and appliances. ABC News has a Made in America series that’s been going on for abot 6 months, and they have a list of American companies on their website. They have singlehandedly turned business arond for many companies.

          • http://deleted Claire

            Karolyn– Two years ago Walmart built a supercenter here too. I have never been there. I used to go to the Walmart west of town which is closer to me. I don’t go there much anymore. It is like a scavenger hunt trying to find and buy items “Made in the USA.” Same with the rest of the stores here in town. And when I do find an item made in the USA, the price is higher. I despise buying anything that is made in a foreign country. Even the produce in the grocery store I go to is imported from a foreign country, and I always think WTF–I want to buy food/items that are grown/made here in the U.S. It is a disgusting situation.

          • DaveH

            Many people, Claire, can only live a decent life because Walmart gives them a chance to purchase goods cheaply. International Trade isn’t the problem. The problem is a Government that takes 44% of our GDP, and on top of that uses much of that money to hobble US companies with stifling and unnecessary regulations many of which are created primarily to aid the Politicians’ favorite Crony Capitalists.
            Please read this book, Claire, and learn what’s really going on:
            http://mises.org/books/capitalism_kelly.pdf

        • eddie47d

          Home prices went down between 2005 and early 2009. Our house went on the market in 2005 and sold 13 months later and we lost $100,000 off the neighborhood value/asking price. That was during the Bush years not the Obama years. Houses in Denver are slightly higher now but not by much yet they have not gone down in the last 3 years.

          • libertytrain

            Home prices didn’t go down, that far back, everywhere. Just certain areas in the country.

          • DaveH

            The Housing Bust was a result of Big Government. Both Political Parties were complicit. The two party system thrives on the people who buy into one camp or the other when in reality they have both become the parties of Big Government.
            Big Government is the Problem, NOT the Solution.

    • GTO_04

      Jeb? Seriously??? It is RINOS like him that brought us Obama!
      The RINOS ran their guy in ’08 and you can see the result.

  • Karen

    If I could have one wish granted this year, it would be that Chris christie will wake up and realize he needs to run for President as a write in and start campaigning now. I can hardly stand the thought of another 4 years of Obama.

    • Karolyn

      Just because he’s outspoken? It seems to me that is a criteria that many people set for their favorite nominee. If you have a big mouth and are uncouth, all the better.

      • DaveR

        Probably because they look at the comments of candidates leading up to the election as entertainment rather than focusing on their substance and the character and past deeds of the candidates.

      • Joe H.

        karolyn,
        Yeah, just look at Abummer!!!

      • http://deleted Claire

        Karolyn– I must agree with you. The bigger the mouth, the bigger the hateful rhetoric. I am weary of the entire scenario–they act like schoolyard bullies-Newt and Mitt are two of a kind–big egos with small brains.

        • http://deleted Claire

          Christie has endorsed Romney which is disappointing. I thought Christie was better than that. So does this mean Christie will be VP if Romney gets the nomination? Politicians have a “method to their madness.” They won’t do anything unless it “feathers” their own nest.

          • DaveH

            As Jefferson said — “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first”.

  • Deerinwater

    “Is there any candidate who can electrify his supporters and unite the conservative base while appealing to independents? I don’t see one. The closest is Ron Paul,”

    There is no “pleasing” of a republican that I’m been aware of. It’s not in their nature. They can not agree among themselves much less anyone else.

    Ron Paul maybe as close to pleasing as you might hope to get but still he is out in the south 40 pea patch with talk about changing SS and a new approach to foreign affairs.

    In the coming month RP must develop and sell him ideas on their merits.

    • DaveH

      Changing SS?
      You think it’s wrong, Deer, to allow younger people a chance to opt-out of the Social Security Ponzi scheme? SS is theft, plain and simple. No person, whether alone or in a group of like-minded individuals, has a right to take somebody’s money for his/her ‘own good’. Government is just people, mostly immoral people to be sure.
      Yes, Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme (but worse, because people are given no choice):
      http://mises.org/daily/5658

      • Thinking About

        Are you saying you are going to refuse your social security and Medicare? What about driving on roads, somebody’s money paid for those. What about the Defense department, taxpayers pays for our defense and we do not have a choice. This list could go on and on so don’t get so into yourself about sharing the cost of providing services.

        • Joe H.

          no, but I’m damn sure going to do all I can to get the American people to refuse Abummer care!!!! If you are so worried about healthcare, go out, get a job or TWO and EARN it!!! Take better care of your self or only go to the Dr when you NEED to!! I know that is a foreign thought to you but that is one of the reasons that healthcare is so high priced!! Every Tom, Dick, and Harry go to the ER for a cold, when they could stay home drink plenty of fluids, rest and increas their intake of fluids and vit. C!!!

          • Karolyn

            Joe – “Take better care of your self or only go to the Dr when you NEED to!! I know that is a foreign thought to you but that is one of the reasons that healthcare is so high priced!! Every Tom, Dick, and Harry go to the ER for a cold, when they could stay home drink plenty of fluids, rest and increas their intake of fluids and vit. C!!!”

            This is one thing we totally agree on. It just boggles my mind how people are so brainwashed to believe that you NEED medication. It’s like if you’re not taking a prescribed medication, there’s something wrong with you, when, in fact, it’s the other way around. It kills me when I hear my coworkers running to the doctor for an antibiotic for every little thing. Besides the fact that I can’t afford it out of my little SS benefit, I refuse to pay $100 a month for Medicare B because I take care of myself and don’t go to the doctor!

          • http://deleted Claire

            Karolyn: Good comment. Today I have had words with my husband’s primary care physician. She prescribed a medication that the heart doctor already has Bob taking. She increased the dosage, which is not a good thing to do. I called her and she did not “realize” my husband was already on this medication. Doctors do NOT communicate with each other. I told her if she had looked on the computer at my husband’s records, she would have found that he was already taking this medication, only a lesser dose. I have to keep a sharp eye on everything they do. Another doctor prescribed a medication that was bad for the kidneys–Bob is on dialysis. I have noticed that doctors will write a prescription at the drop of a hat. A person has to really be on the ball, and ask WHY this medicine is needed and what will it accomplish, not to mention the side effects. Keep in mind the fact that some meds counterattack each other. This past year has been mind-boggling and it is getting worse. Bob’s kidneys failed after open heart surgery-the medicine they gave him ruined his kidneys. And St. Johns is supposed to be such a wonderful place for heart patients. Barf and gag. He also has a permanent colostomy due to negligence of the radiologist that did not “catch” the perforated colon on the xray. I could write a book on doctors, the entire medical profession. I do not take medicine of any kind, and I have not been to a doctor since the mid-90s. I will take my chances. I have reached the point where I would rather go to the Univ. of Illinois small animal clinic. At least they know what the hell they are doing.

          • http://deleted Claire

            Sorry, I got carried away.

          • libertytrain

            Claire – you didn’t get carried away. You are helping everyone become more aware of the fallibility of doctors.

          • Karolyn

            Claire – So sorry to hear Bob is doing so poorly. You and he are in my thoughts and prayers.

            I know of two deaths that were apparently the result of just what you’re talking about. My one friend’s mother was on so many medications, it was amazing even her daughter couldn’t keep up with them. He is convinced to this day that all the medications killed her. My other friend’s mother was in the hospital for a broken hip, and they gave her medication that was contraindicated for a condition she had. Doctors do not appear to communicate well with each other at all.

            When I was diagnosed with HepC, I did all my own research and never let the doctors push me around and force chemo on me. If I had, I would likely be a very sick person today even if it had cured the HCV. which was iffy at best. As it is, I am healthy as a horse and only go to the doctor for routine bloodwork. People need to take an active part in their own healthcare.

          • DaveH

            As with any “free” service, Karolyn, Health Care costs have risen as Government has subsidized it, due to increasing usage of the service.
            That, however, is only the tip of the iceberg. Health Care costs are mostly high due to Government Meddling. Read this:
            http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa527.pdf

          • Deerinwater

            Well David, it’s true that government has been involved in providing Health Care services, ~ But here the issue as I see it.

            If insurance providers had manged to not increase the cost of a good policy 300% in just 18 years there would have been no need for father intervention of government.

            This 300% increase demanded address, as it seriously dug into discretionary spending of the average American family in a VERY real way.

            Not to mention, policies sold not worth the paper that they were written on, that the under employed, self employed, and unemployed has a most difficult time even buying coverage.

            or to mention that while my tax dollars subsidizes many American heath insurances offering them lower rate, while this same company would complete deny me coverage as a bad risk for any reason they wish to select.

            Something had to be done! At lease now , preexisting conditions , the escape route they made a bundle off of is no more. People buy coverage and expect insurance companies to honor their policies.

            Now young adults can be covered under their parent policy as they develop into adulthood and learn to stand on their own and no long subjecting families to a life time of indebtedness over fluke of misfortune.

          • DaveH

            Did you read the linked article, Deer? It doesn’t appear so.
            If you and your like-minded Liberals think you can do better, then why don’t you guys pool your monies and start your own Health Insurance Companies? It should be a slam-dunk since you contend they are greatly over-charging their customers. If you run into Onerous Regulatory Hurdles, don’t blame me, blame yourselves for allowing all that destructive Government Regulation in the First Place.
            Read the article, Deer, then read this:
            http://mises.org/books/capitalism_kelly.pdf

        • DaveH

          Driving on roads? What has that got to do with Social Security, TA?
          And actually, I believe the roads should be paid for by the users only. In our early history, roads were built by private entrepreneurs for companies wishing to move their goods to their customers. As it should be. However that has nothing to do with Social Security.
          Thinking About says “Are you saying you are going to refuse your social security and Medicare?”. No, TA, they took my money, so of course I want it back. But I certainly would have opted out if given the opportunity before I was too far into the system.

          • Thinking about

            DaveH, you whine all the time about having your money taken. Living in the USA costs money just keep this great nation rolling every day. You can not pick and choose what gets left off.

          • DaveH

            Yeah, it’s much easier for the guy with his hands in my pocket to smile, isn’t it, TA?
            We wouldn’t be in this mess if the Liberals hadn’t voted to build our Gargantuan Government whining “Feed Me, Clothe Me, Shelter Me, Give Me Free Health Care (waa, waa, waa)”.

          • Thinking about

            You too are one in the pockets as demostated in your post. As long as you are receiving it is good but apparentlly you don’t think anyone else should. Life is not about you and your opinions, we are entitled to have liberties to choose paths we take in life and I assure you I will not be on your path unless you rethink your life.

          • DaveH

            And just what do you base your illogical conclusion on, TA?
            Have you seen anything in any of my posts that indicates I want to dictate other peoples’ life choices by the Force of Government?
            Your fallacious comment highlights the fanciful nature of your chosen moniker.

  • Flashy

    “More and more, I think we need to start thinking the unthinkable: Come November, Barack Obama will be re-elected to a second term.”

    I don’t know about it ever being unthinkable. The American people may be disgruntled fom time to time and angry at affairs in DC, but when it comes right down to it, there is that sense of comfort knowing Obvama is taking care of things despite the GOP sell out to the forces of oligarchy.

    Obama’s re-election was assured last summer when the GOP showed this country what they stood for…anything but the best for this nation.

    • Deerinwater

      “Obama’s re-election was assured last summer when the GOP showed this country what they stood for…anything but the best for this nation.”

      that’s the way I see it, ~ all this hoopla is just spread the wealth time.

      • Joe H.

        deermakingwater,
        And Abummer showed how much he cared for the country by trying to shut the repubs out of all bargaining when he was first elected????? Give me a break!!!

        • Joe H.

          BTW, I heard a comment by Abummer just as I hit the submit button showing just how much respect he has. ” if congress won’t act, I will!” yup!! Shows so much respect for our legislative process!!!

    • Doug Moses

      Flash: Obama will not get another 4 years…look at his ratings lately?

      • Deerinwater

        yes, they are up and still climbing.

    • DaveH

      “Obvama” is taking care of things all right:
      http://www.pacificrimcoins.com/pacrim/content/51-reasons-impeach-obama

  • David Peters

    Obama does not seem to care that the constitution does not allow him to do many things. If he is re-elected congress will cease to matter with out much stronger opposition than any thiong I have seen yet.

    • Flashy

      OK David, what are you claiming Pres. Obama did that was “unconstitutional” ? Careful now….not what you think the Constitution allows…but what the SCOTUS and past rulings allow.

      Also, remember Congress has to pass the legislation if you think of using something that passed Congress as a basis for what you want to lay at the feet of Pres. Obama.

      Let’s see…the recess appointments? He acted because Congress was not in session. The courts will decide the issue…if Congress decides to take it there. I seem to remember a GOP Congresswoman who swore up and down she’d introduce this “as soon as we get back to Washington and into session” . Ummm….I haven’t heard about Congress taking it to the courts or any other action as yet. have you?

      Libya? Even that got only about a day’s worth of traction from the GOP opposition. Who in their right mind will come out and say Qadaffy should be kept in power? Unless, of course, you support terrorists and dictators who finance them.

      Snuffing bin Laden? Give me a break.

      Sending in a drone to snuff someone who was born in the US, lived in Yemen, and was actively involved in planning within the inner cricles of al Qaeda to attack us? What should he have done? Waited until the plans were complete and activated?

      i can’t think of any other act which wasn’t approved by Congress which you may..in an induced world of paranoia, hate and fear, might claim.

      So please….list these so-called “unconstitutional” acts.

      • Bob Marshall

        Where is the authority to appoint a super committee to do what the House and the Senate failed to do in the Constitution?
        Where does both congress and the Department of Justice have the right to regulate gun control sales in the Constitution?
        Punishing states for protecting America’s borders when the Justice Department sued Arizona,claiming it usurped federal authority.
        The TSA’s by use of scanners is a violation of the 4th amendment.
        Appointing unconstitutional czars.
        Cash for clunkers violated Article 1. Sections 2 & 8
        Mandatory health insurance infringes on the 10th amendments rights.The War Powers Act requires that the president to consult with congress’ in every possible instance” before deploying troops. something Obama is not do with the bombing of Libya.
        Obama took the rotating chair of the United national Security Council, in apparent violation of Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution.
        TARP, the $700 billion bailout of banks and other financial institutions violated Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution.
        Internet Neutrality-Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution serves to

        bar the FCC from passing laws.

        • Thinking About

          I must have missed the part about troops deployed to Libya, could you refresh my memory?

          • Joe H.

            Thinking(?),
            Perhaps YOU don’t think that pilots are “troops” but the military inventory or TO&E most certainly DOES! I am just as sure that libya, just like the US, would consider the airspace directly above their SOVEREIGN nation to be part of their country!!!

          • Thinking about

            Where was your objection when Reagan bombed Libya? The rebels and with the assistance of NATO finished the problem.

      • DaveH

        Once again, Flashman shows his lack of integrity.
        Flashman says “Libya? Even that got only about a day’s worth of traction from the GOP opposition. Who in their right mind will come out and say Qadaffy should be kept in power? Unless, of course, you support terrorists and dictators who finance them”.
        The question, Flashman, was whether or not Obama was acting lawfully. Gaddafi’s suitability for power has nothing to do with that.

  • Ken

    I disagree with his story. Yes the republican candidates are trying to destroy each other. That is campaigning. If you remember back to 2008 the democrats did the same thing until the convention. The republicans can do the same thing. Pay no attention to the attacking. It is stupid and childish. Ron Paul stated it beast last night. When Mitt and Newt were throwing punches at each other over the Fannie and Freddie question and not really answering the persons question. Walt asked Ron Paul to give his comment on what the other two were saying about each others financial involvement in those two failed companies.Ron Paul said it as plain as day. “I do not care about that crap. I would like to answer the question.Fannie and Freddie should have never been bailed out. They should have been auctioned off.”
    My point is pay no mind to the silly fighting. That is campaigning. Once we have a candidate we stand behind that person 100%. That is what the democrats did in 2008 when they were split down the middle during the primary. Anyone of the four on the stage would be an improvement over Obama. Remember we are not looking for the perfect person. We are only looking to improve.

  • Iowaview

    The critical item is the House and Senate. With conservative control there, Obama will be left with no way to do anything. Hopefully some legislation that could provide real change and opportunity will then get voted on in the Senate and we might actually get a budget after 3 years of no action by Reid in the Senate.

    • rb

      Since when has the Consititution gotten in the way of Mr. Obama. I don’t think a new Congress will stop his agenda. The ends justifies the means with people like him. If you don’t think so then why does the USDA, FDA, and Dept of Education all have SWAT teams? Why are there so many “Czars” accountable to only the president and not Congress? These are critical questions that must be asked. The handwriting is on the wall for a second term with this one. He honestly believes we are too stupid to decide things for ourselves and the gov’t knows best.

  • david

    Sometimes these post offer inteligent, well thought out comments. Sometimes it’s just a lot of blather without substance.
    This ‘Omabama wants to be king’ charge was leveled against Bush/Cheney/Rove as well as Cheney oversought the grandest effort to date to gather power to the White House.
    The rest is hardly worthy of response.
    If the Republicans want to win the White House, they should start by offering candidates they can support. The current crop aren’t it.

    • Sirian

      OK, if so, then who would you recommend as replacement candidates for the ones that are now in place? Presumedly you surely have someone, or multiples thereof, in mind. Then once again, who would you recommend and the reason why? Is that asking to much?

  • Tommy Gentry

    I agreee wholeheartedly with Michael Seamon. When will you all wake up and see that the greatest candidate in decades is running and is right before your eyes?? His name is Ron Paul and I will not “pull the lever and say a prayer” for anyone else. That is one of the most absurd things I have ever heard in my life. Wake up people and learn what Ron Paul stands for. Study his website and listen to the man speak. Don’t let the establishment and the media tell you how to vote and tell you what Ron paul stands for. So many times I speak with people about Ron Paul and their arguments against him are completely false and unfounded. Once I show them the truth and they read the facts they 9 times out of 10 agree and start supporting him. And for your hopes to lie on Chris Christie???? This party is doomed if you people don’t wake up and listen to the only person talking about REAL change and REAL spending cuts. Ron Paul can and will almost completely reverse the damage Obama has done in the White House in his first two years. NO OTHER CANDIDATE is saying anything like that. In November, I will go to the tolling booth and I will vote for Ron Paul, whether he is on the ballot or now!

  • http://Yahoo Justice

    The Republicans need to start hammering away at Obama and his failures over the last three years. Obama in his first two years in office had the senate, and the house and did nothing to change the the economy around. Drill for more oil, use more coal for electricity. And this year he is holding up the pipe line from Canada which would create thousands of new jobs. His mask is comming off. Throwing money at car companies, wind mills and solar panels. Millions of dollars in solar panels were destroyed at the closing of Solyindra at our expense. We will never see that money again.
    Obama is destroying our country by 7 trillion dollars in the first three years. So Republicans stop talking about your past wives, and taxes. This election is all about Oil and the economy and Obama. Let’s get cracking the whip.

    • Flashy

      I wholeheartedly urge the GOP to hammer away at Pres. Obama. It will not only guarantee his re-election, it will be by a landslide and likely carry Congress back to the Blue side.

      Match up the SOTU speech and his speeches all throughout, Pres. Obama projects the positive. The GOP is negative. There is no positive solutions from anywhere in the GOP. It’s all negative with no solutions other than negative doom and gloom …except for the “need” to protect the rich and Big Corporate America. Which, to the average guys..is negative because coddling the wealthy and Big Corporations means he’s gonna get screwed once again and he knows it.

      Comes right down to it, Americans reject the TP and American Taliban trilogy of hate, fear and ignorance. Obama takes it and there is the chance for the Dems to retake the House.

  • http://heconservativecrawfish.wordpress.com Doug Schexnayder.PhD (ret)

    The 4 Repubs left are 10x the man Obama is with 10x better solutions overall. The pantywaist worriers learned nothing from Nov2010 when the dimdems (730) got sent home in the worst defeat in generations…has America improved since then? Well, has it? The anger is there, I assure you.

    Obama is toast…only because socialism is always so painful it cannot be hidden…
    the pain is personal…gas/food/housing/jobless…IMHO he cannot steal enough votes
    or tell enough bold lies to cover reality…no matter how many day he smiles and tries…
    even a billion dollars cannot change the data…a trillion has been tried and failed.

    • Flashy

      Ummm..other than Ron Paul, what solutions have either of the other three put forth on the table? Nothing more than superficial pap.

      • Doug Moses

        All Obama has done during his term is continually campaign and spend money on airforce one’s boondoggles for he and his family!! By the way, at extreme cost to us!

  • Tony N

    I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Deerinwater

      Can’t say that I blame you. His vision is clouded to the issues of the day.

    • rb

      AMEN!!! I held my nose and voted for McCain and I refuse to do the same in this election. There needs to be a clear message sent to the establishment that we won’t be fed their crap any more.

  • Doc Sarvis

    I contend that if President Obama was so horrible then the GOP would have no trouble putting up a variety of VERY good candidates. It is an illustration of how the majority of Americans, and even the GOP leadership, think that President Obama is doing a good job in difficult times; that they can’t put up better candidates. If President Obama was so bad for America then even Donald Trump could win this election. Ha.

    • Willy

      Good people do not want to be subjected to Lies and persecution while running for a office they could probably do well in.I know I wouldn’t. I’m ammazed that Ron Paul is. I don’t want a critic in office that’s gonna continue to gripe and complain about everybody that has gone before him. Why do ya’ll want a bunch of jerks in office?

      • Doug Moses

        Willy: I don’t trust any of them, but on the other hand, Obama has told so many lies, you can’t count em’ all!

    • DaveH

      Or it could be that nearly half of Americans have their hands in the other half’s pockets, so they are voting for the candidate who will continue the redistribution.

    • Joe H.

      Doc,
      It is said that None are as blind as he who refuses to see! You fit that PERFECTLY!!!

  • John

    Romney is not Obama except where healthcare is concerned. Romney instituted a health insurance mandate in Massachusetts and fines for those that don’t pay.

    In fact Obamacare is actually Romneycare. Let’s give credit where credit is due.

    We should all be referring to Obamacare as Romneycare. Obama stole all the ideas from Romney and then took credit for it.

  • ROGER, Canadian Libertarian

    ISRAEL directly and indirectly will decide who the President will be and I suspect Obama is their choice

    • DaveR

      Please expand and explain your comment. From my perspective, BHO has been the least “pro Israel” and most “pro Muslum” among recent USA presidents. IF BHO was pro Israel or pro peace in regard to the so-called Palestinian Problem, he would be openly advocating and insisting that the people living in the areas that want to form a new nation must first recognize Israel’s right to the land they now hold and the right of Jewish people to have a nation in their historical land. But BHO won’t do that, except maybe in some passing comment.

  • Brenda Choate

    Should obama win reelection then we can start the countdown to the death of the American way of life. He has already made forays into stripping our freedoms and still is unsatisified. His response to critism is to label us terrorist, re the list of terrorist and dissidents put out by Homeland Security. The only “jobs” he wants to increase are either green jobs or highly unionized jobs and most of them are sent to other countries. The batteries for his electric cars are made overseas. He invest our money in developing deep water drilling to Brazil, while putting a moritorum on our drilling in the Gulf. And the list goes on.

    • Brian Schultz

      the moratorium on oil in the gulf is because of all the bleeding hearts that dont want another oil spill….. Alaska’s oil field ANWAR is not opened because bleeding hearts in conneticut don’t realize how big ANWAR is and that the caribou will walk right under the pipes just like they do when they migrate past the Alaska Pipeline… and oh the poor lemmings, whatever will they do…

    • Brian Schultz

      oh, and I believe that it was Bush Jr and Cheney that are the ones responsible for declaring Americans that speak their minds ‘terrorists”… and oh yes Americans that decide to smoke up on a naturally occuring weed are supporting terrorism too… but yes, by all means blame Obama for the countries problems……

      Jobs, going oversees????? that was the republicans too….. but republicans can’t admit when they make mistakes…. they just sling mud and blame democrats….. need I point out that there is more to America than republican and democrat???

  • http://n/a Peter Timber

    Ancient Rome appointed temporary ( 6 mlonths tenure) DICTATORS thru the Senate who voted them in for brief periods during times of stress and threat. I would love to see a temporary dictator appointed to the White House while both parties were not sworn in to sweep away entitlements,illegal immigration, arfrest a whole class of violators drugh cartels), establish law & order where there is none and opebn up the FEMA camps for anti socials. Imagine how wonderful to see 1000′s fleeing the USA for their ownsafety!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Joe H.

      You, sir, are certifiably OUT OF YOUR MIND!!!

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      Peter Timber

      This is one time I agree with JoeH.You are out of your friggin mind.

    • Brian Schultz

      If you want to get rid of “drug cartels” and a good portion of the national debt… legalize the 80 billion dollar a year marijuana business and tax it accordingly…..

      You already tax booze and cigarettes…..

      Here’s another thought- with all the teetotalers that make the gov’t money with all of the “sin” taxes so that their lives are easier wjile the “sinners pay much more than the fair share….. we should set up some taxes for all the teetotalers and religious freaks that don’t pay their fair share …A tee totaler tax would make great gains at lowering the debt and might even teach them something about the humanity that lives around them that they choose to diregard or forget altogether…

  • Ronald R. Johnson

    It sure is a shame the U S A is going to all the trouble to have an election in 2012 and there wont be one single decent person running for the election! Maybe we should do things like Obama does and just have the House appoint someone president sort of like Obama appoints Czars!

  • eric siverson

    If enough tea party members hold their seats ? There is no reason to let these liars hold their seats . Only 22 of them voted to hold the line on spending . All the rest agreed with Obama and voted in favor of canceling the value of our money for us . Paul has the only solution that could possibley save the value of our money , and the soverenty of the United States . Evidently the republicans are not buying it , Gingrich said Paul had a insane despicable plan . Obviously Gingrich and the american people are not willing to accept the truth just yet . I certianly not willing to giveup my entittlements just so some republican administration can go bomb some innocent foreign country again becuase they might try to raise the price of their oil .

  • Josue

    The only one of the candidates I would vote for is Ron Paul. As the article says he’s the only one that his not flipflopped on issues and is brave enough to stand by them even though it’s not what the GOP supports. Everyone else seems like a puppet that adjust with their issues to do whatever it takes to get elected. To me and a lot of my friends it’s either Ron Paul 2012 or were not even going to bother voting. You never trust a wife cheater “newt” and Romney will get destroyed by Obama, he’s not clever or witty enough.

  • Lekvar

    I love reading all of these post. The fact is when the crap hits the fan 95 % of you people are gonna hand your guns over and march off to the re education camps. Not just my opinion it’s a historical fact. So beat your chest now because when” the man” shows up you’ll be crying like a bunch of little girls. You’ll say ” I can’t make a stand right now I’ve got too much to lose.” even though it’s been lost long ago.

    • Deerinwater

      Yea, it is fun isn’t it? but you don’t need to be trotted off to be reeducated, that’s already started without you leaving home.

      Guns, no guns makes little difference, if you got one, I’ll get you to use yours against my enemies for me. I can use both you and your guns.

      Do you really see how it works? I wonder. I only need to use “fear”

      http://fyeahparanoidparrot.tumblr.com/

      • Joe H.

        don’t build yourself up too much, deer! there are others out here that have experienced just as much as you and more!!! don’t bet your life on a bet you can’t win!!

        • Deerinwater

          Joe H, you missed the message I attempt to convey and yet “High Light” it at the same time.

          If I can do that, someone else can do it as well. This notion of “get my gun” and “defend my liberties” is pure horse manure if you think that you might go up against government and government armed forces.

          and that is what this “fear phobia” is attempting to tell us, “FEAR your GOVERNMENT”

          Oh, your gun will work against your neighbor or intruders but not government, so don’t play Simple Simon when you attempt to attack me for laying it down straight to you and explaining how an armed revolt actually goes down.

          • DaveH

            Then you might explain to us, Deer, why the first thing every Totalitarian society does is to confiscate their citizens’ guns?
            Wouldn’t that be useless if we were no threat to them?

          • DaveH

            Have you ever thrown a rock into a bee-hive, Deer?
            Each of them, by themselves, are of little threat to us, but when hundreds are coming out, it’s a different story.
            Our military ran into that in the Korean War.

  • SaveAmericaNow

    Like others say, the back and forth bickering is part of the process between candidates, plus it gives them practice to take on Obama. If you believe in a smaller, less in your face government abiding by the Constitution and truly serving the people, then we must stand by 100% the Republican candidate that is eventually nominated. We cannot split votes to any independent running or the liberals will win. I can’t believe any true conservative voter that truly wants to get out of the mess we’re in would vote for Obama if their Republican candidate doesn’t win in the primary, this kind of thinking will surely get Obama reelected & I truly feel we cannot endure another 4 years of this president. WE MUST ALL VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE TO DEFEAT THIS CURRENT PRESIDENT! No if’s, and’s or but’s about it. We need a landslide to overcome all the fraudulent votes that are sure to happen. Please, for the salvation of our once great country….VOTE TOGETHER!

    • Jagans

      So basically you are saying to vote for the candidate that the party supports in spite of their record? Now you see why most people stay home on voting day. THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN. The debate the other night between the candidates became a smear show between Mit and Newt, and Ron and Rick basically stood there and watched. Very poorly run debate

    • Doug Moses

      save America: I totally agree with you!

    • John

      If you really believe that Newt or Mitt will shrink the government and cut back on spending, you ARE delusional.

  • Jagans

    In this case I think the writer is correct. Divide and conquer has been a successful tactic basically forever. The only person who has been truthful, honest, and has stayed away from knocking the other guy is Ron Paul, but Ron does not speak well. Gingrich speaks very well but with a forked tongue. We should be backing Ron Paul, because its what you do that matters, not what you say, but most Americans refuse to see that.

  • http://gmail.com john desmond

    good or bad, I think Obama will win. the US had enough of Republican leadearship laughs with Bushy. Even my state of Indiana voted for Obamah. And now the Republicans look like total clowns. So did Bushy. I’d vote for Ron Paul but fignewton and his slut wife are morons. No matter what anyone says, we’ve done better with Obama than we did with the terrorism and economic decline with Bushy and greedy Cheney. What clowns. I esp loved those two female Republicans. The moron from I’llaska and the other bimbo. Was she really born in the USA or Israel. Give us a break.

    • John

      If done right, Obama will be a slam duck (and so will be Ron Paul) because congress will not work with either if we get a republican dominated congress. If Newt gets into the WH, government and spending will explode to never seen levels and will make Obama’s years look like child’s play. I rather have an impotent Obama for 4 more years then someone who will destroy this country through more spending and government growth like Newt will do. The difference between Obama and Newt is that Obama will have NO help from a republican congress and Newt will have all doors open for him and unlimited support for the SAME policies that Obama would try to implement. With Obama destruction of this country will be a limited affair, with Newt it will be a certainty.

  • enough

    We don’t want that socialist bstrd to be given the chance to add any more liberals to the SCOTUS.

    • Jimmy

      No doubt about that!!!!! If he can’t take away our freedomc he will just let the supeme court he installs do it!!!!!

      • John

        Not even the supreme court can change the constitution.

        • Joe H.

          John,
          They already have! each and every time the supremes agree with the liberal interpretation of the constitution, they change it!!

          • John

            Or maybe just uphold it…just because something is a liberal case does NOT mean its against the constitution just as something that appears to be a conservative case is not always following the constitution. There is right and wrong on both sites .

          • Joe H.

            there have been too many times the supremes have backed up the libbies on something that they are against and it is just as plain as the dam nose on your face that they are WRONG!!

  • Tom W.

    Pretty fair article Chip. I agree that it looks like four more years of our beloved POTUS, and our ONLY hope is that there’ll be enough conservatives elected into the House and Senate to make his re-election null and void!!! I take issue with some of your GOP wannabe cadidates though! Jeb, although he looks more like mom (I’m not so sure that’s a good thing!), does the apple fall far from the Bush Chip?! Haley Barber?!! Are you serious Chip?! What’s he going to do to fix the economy? Build more casinos? I wonder how many criminals would recieve presidential pardons when he left office? There’s hope for Bernie Madoff yet!!! Chris Christy, the Trenton Dough Boy, I can just hear him now, “It’s none of your damn business where I send my kids to school, I could care less about your little degenerate brats! And if I want to fly Air Force One to my son’s little league game, what’s that to you a$$holes?!!” I can’t wait till someone finally calls this big fat wind-bag out! I do like Marco, but I hope he learned his lesson that he doesn’t need to over-exagerate his parent’s flight from Cuba! KEEP IT REAL MARCO!!!
    Keep your eyes on the skies everybody, King Jesus is coming to put an and to this madness! He loves y’all and so do I!!!

    • John

      “King Jesus” does not give a rats arse about petty politics on this planet.

  • LibRep

    I can’t stand it when authors of articles write the current field is “pathetic.” The more I listen to Ron Paul the more sense he makes. The one thing I’ve noticed is Gingrich at times reaches out to him and seems to be in agreement with his stances. It’s Newt that is bringing up the Federal Reserve in his campaign and the debates. Many are speculating Newt will ask Rubio to be his VP, but I speculate he’ll ask Ron to be either in his cabinet or Chairman of the Fed, which would be awesome.

    Ron Paul is more in alignment with Ronald Reagan than Newt claims to be. I mean, read the following quotes from Reagan:
    “The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.”

    “”I believe with all my heart that our first priority must be world peace, and that use of force is always and only a last resort, when everything else has failed, and then only with regard to our national security.”
    “The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor. We maintain our strength in order to deter and defend against aggression — to preserve freedom and peace.”

    Sound familiar? It should; Ron Paul’s been campaigning on this platform for years. To me it’s pathetic for Republican Conservatives that admired the glory days of Reagan to not be paying attention to this man and writing him off as unelectable. As I recall in my research, they said the same thing about Reagan when he ran – too old and unelectable.

    • Airangel

      That’s why Reagans own son endorsed Newt and the former Lady Nancy Reagan said Newt is an old friend…Newt was the first to occupy the House Speakership after 40 years of Democrats, the first to balance the budget when he took that role after a generation…proof again the democrats balance nothing on their own…it’s the democrats that want endentured servants in this country serving them!

    • steve in AZ

      Newt will say whatever he thinks his audience wants to hear at whichever moment in time he thinks they want to hear it. If elected, he’ll keep on spending and further the illusion of our anti-civilization.

      DONATE NOW so we can VOTE RON PAUL 2012!!!

  • eric siverson

    Talk about entitlements , have any of you ever thought about the tax code being a entitlement . Romney taxes were 15 % , he donated another 25 % of his income to his own choices . Most of us paid about 40 % taxes too . but it was not by free choice . The goverenment took 15 % for our old age .

  • Rich

    There is almost a 2 to 1 Democrat registration majority in this country. When voting Democrats can’t see a huge difference between their Democrat candidate and the Republican candidate, they vote their party (Democrat). When Independents can’t see a huge difference between the Democrat candidate and the Republican candidate, their vote splits. The result is the Democrat always wins. But when there is a huge difference between the Republican candidate and the Democrat candidate a huge number of Democrats say, “this is the American I believe in” and the conservative Republican wins.

    • Deerinwater

      Rich, it a little more complex then that. That’s so overly simplified it leave little to understand. You might consider the three houses of government and midterm elections. The power shifts back and forth every two years. It’s quit a system really, it offers rudder and directs the nation.

      It’s completely impossible to please everyone all the time. But the system is designed where every dog get his day in the sun but no dog get all that he wants. (and then that too is so overly simplified it’s inaccurate)

      Prior to the 3 years of 44, the GOP had firmly dominated administration for the passed 30 years.

      Human’s share the same needs and habit of ants, we move things around and build, store things, make babies and expand our dominion.

      Tell us what else we should do? Much like Jack Benny, I love terrorize people with the violin.

      • Joe H.

        Yeah, deer, you’re a legend in your own mind, I get it!!

        • Deerinwater

          I fail to see how that post had much to do with me JOE.

          You attack me because you don’t understand me and don’t like hearing what I have to say, and that’s only because you are so busy attacking little makes it into your thick head.

          I offend you. It’s not deliberate but I’ve no interest in candy mouthing you or talking down low enough that you might understand.

          I offered an explanation of the constant ongoing shifting of political power. Now you tell me what that has to do with me personally. If you can’t, it’s time for you to back off and quit being so “personal” . You can’t offend me Joe, but you can be a subject of my attention.

          • JeffH

            OH :) I think it has everything to do with you! :)

  • mike burke

    The problem with the rep partyis, they WILL NOT speak badly about OBAMA! The Rep party is TOO WORRIED ABOUT BEING CALLED A RACIST IF THE DISAGREE WITH OBAMA! There is nothing racist about remarks/actions made by Obama. I could care less if he is black,white purple or pink! I disagree with his views, which my disagreement IS NOT RACIAL! You Libs need to open your eyes as to what Obama’s agenda truly is! He is a socialist and does not believe in capitalism, as he openly expressed!

    • Airangel

      Wrong…Newt is the only one calling Obama the Food Stamp President and saying he follows Salinsky…no one has dared say these things and Yes he is being labeled a racist for God forbid creating jobs for the poor like being janitors like his own daughter did for a while…I’ve never heard any candidate call Obama what he is – a Liar and incompetent!

      • steve in AZ

        Respectfully, I disagree, Angel. Obama is not incompetent – he’s dedicated to our destruction and doing quite well at it.

        • JeffH

          Actually, I think you’re both right…

    • Doug Moses

      Mike: RIGHT ON!

  • Will

    Unfortunately Obama may win again. I will not vote for Romney, Gingrich, or Daniels (who says he isn’t running but the GOP is wanting to draft.) and I have heard the same from a number of people.

  • Panhandle

    You’re a jerk.

    Why do you send me this libertarian drek every week when you d do not have the balls to stand up and say you will support any nominee as running against Obama.

    we have a constitutional crisis.

    Do not you see this.

    We are not in the politics as usual mode any more.

    Mitt or Newt or rick will defeat the socialist, some say commie, in the white House.

    But not Chip Wood. He is going home crying because Ron Paul is not a front runner.

    KMA.

    • cawmun cents

      “You can put a bandaid on a through and througher,but eventually you will need a doctor to help you survive.
      Ohterwise you just lay there and bleed.”-cawmun cents

    • Deerinwater

      Well you are entitle to your opinion but you are not entitled to call people names and be uncivil in disagreement.

      There a lot of people that share your feeling and approach to conflict. That doesn’t make you correct, it only makes you, you.

      You are a factor to contend with in any election process. Horse shoes or Hand grenades where getting “close” counts.

      Where you find yourself winning or losing by default is the irony of life itself. We must work to understand irony for it’s so often a bitter,sweet pill to swallow.

      For there to be one winner, there will be many losers but what have you actually lose? An opportunity? but when one door is closed, two doors are opened, so you have lost little.

  • http://wolfpack2012.net JThaddeustoad

    Chip ….. A very scary senario ,the unfortunate circumstance is while you are hoping for control of the house and the senate an OBama administration will be hard at work with the lower courts while advancing the civil service unions… He will circumvent the congress at will ,which he has done many times…. The republican blood letting is clearing the air so the candidate who emerges will have no unknown bagage and the focus will be OBama… This country cannot afford four more years of a democratic controled senate and WH…

  • SaveAmericaNow

    No candidate is “perfect”, I personally am not 100% for any of the Republican candidates and wish we had a better selection, but look at what the alternative is. Do you really want another 4 years of this president, this administration? I don’t expect any liberal-minded person to think there’s anything wrong with our current president, they won’t take the blinders off or open their minds to all views to really see what’s been going on during this very destructive administration, so the reality is that conservatives aren’t going to change the liberal mind, as they are not open to the whole picture, and we will always have different views. As far as the Bush administration, keep in mind who ran the administration during the last two years of this administration, the Democrats had the majority, so you can’t blame all on Bush. I’d much rather have him back than the current president. Whether you back Ron Paul, or any of the other candidates, again, whichever one is nominated, we must support with our conservative votes if we truly want to defeat Obama, that’s plain and simple to me.

    • Doug Moses

      Save America: It’s as simple as that! RIGHT ON!

  • Airangel

    A. I hope they vet Obama with as much vigor as they are vetting the Republicans because he had NONE when getting elected…I hope Obama is required to show HIS tax return!
    B. Iran is waging a holy Shia uprising…Hezbollah cells are in Canada and Northern America, they are taking over Yemen, Syria, Southern Iraq not that we’re out, Egypt is not allowing American to leave…a disaster is taking place while Obama campaigns with more lies and pretty talk…those 3 million jobs he says were created is DC funny math…we’re net 2 million under…and he also allowed 3 million foreign visas in half of which are permanent…how does that help Americans? Solyndra was a scandal, the jobs Czar GE is moving jobs to China, Obama is saying America will be Brazils biggest customer for Oil rather than us independent of any country. Warren Buffet benefitted from the nixing of the Keystone pipeline, average Americans lost…Obama bellies up to the likes of celebrities, Buffet and GE….Obama will only win by lies and deceit, fraud and buying votes

  • Rick in MN

    I’m to the point of saying “Ted Nugent for President.” Is it too late for him to jump into the race?

    • cawmun cents

      Its already been said……haw!
      -CC.

    • John

      At this point in time, looking how the race starts to shape up, I believe that if someone would start to promote Alfred E. Newman to be president they would have a great chance.

  • sj

    It is sad that so many are still so brainwashed by the media and pre-conditioned by years of relative calm that they can’t see what’s coming. Time is short people, very short and all the information you need is still available on the web ( for now ). If you have not researched FEMA camps or martial law you owe it to yourself to take a few hours, get on you tube and get a taste of the truth. IMHO chances are very good we will never see another general election. Mr. Obama knows things you don’t, thats why he fiddles while Rome burns. We do not control the governmenment in any way shape or form. We are livestock literally. And unless a whole bunch of you sheeple wake up and pull your heads out of your backsides and look around and I mean quick. Its all goin to be over. It was a nice little experiment while it lasted.

  • cawmun cents

    I agree with the articles author.In a time when a take no prisoners attitude is required,you are trying to captivate an audience who doesnt hear the charges being levied against them.Its alot like screaming at a deaf person.Many say how much they hate what is happening to our nation,but are unwilling to get off their duffs and do something about it.So they will be stuck in the same old rut.
    In a time when things are really required to get done,nothing will happen.
    Time for what I disagree with in the article.The author is wrong about Obama not being able to get his way for four years.The people will cry out for him to get his way,and he shall.The republicans who predict that his agenda wont be met,are in for a long 4 years.
    America,you just dont get it.The world is about to swallow you up.Offering lukewarm solutions to your problems isnt what is required.
    Battening down the hatches in your place of shelter from the coming storm is the advise of the day.
    Even if I am proven wrong,in my assumption that Obama will be re-elected,you will get a carbon copy of him in white skinned splendor(this is sarcasm for all you race card throwers out yonder),and the malaise will go on.The need for those who sweat the small stuff,and ignore the big picture to put us in the poor house is far too great.
    You are comfortable in your ways,and you dont want to change them.That in effect is your recipe for disaster,and when you eat of that recipe,be sure that it comes as a reminder that you cannot ignore God and get away with it perpetually.You soeak of what the founding fathers knew,but your lack of content of character shows that their integrity is no longer residing in your hearts.So when you lose that which they fought so hard to achieve,let it serve as did a helping of bad food that you had to eat when you were a kid.Though you cry and lament having to eat it,once you get it down you realize that it didnt serve any purpose but to force you to do what you didnt want to do.Your mild distaste will be comforted by the stark realization that you are now a citizen of the world.Not an American.
    Go back to your comfort and be happy while the storm that is coming grows more fierce.You like it that way.It happened before,but you didnt read your history books and prepare for the worst case scenario,so you will choke it down while it occurs before your very eyes.
    Obama and his agenda are just the tip of the iceberg.
    You are steaming full speed ahead into it,while partying it up,on a ship you think is unsinkable.
    Enjoy the cruise.
    Cheers!
    -CC.

  • Capitalist at Birth

    If Obama wins, it will be because of the Paulbots.

    • Sol of Texas

      CaB –

      Oh, boooo! An Obama reelection will caused ours and our parents and their parents neglected their civic duties. No longer aspiring ideals, the successive entertainment-oriented generations allowed this mudslide that used to be called the greatest nation on earth to become what it has become … to quote the demands of the Roman mobs in that ancient Republic … “Panem et circenses” (bread and circuses)!

      Some may prefer death by 1,000 cuts to one by asphyxiation, but I say choose freedom, not death.

  • crooked wren

    I agree with Santorum last night — enough with the throwing of personal mud. Yes, character “counts,” but — Heavens above! — I don’t see anyone in this mix who doesn’t have an Achilles heel when it comes to running against the Obama/Chicago/Leftist Machine. That Machine, folks, is a Juggernaut.

    Most of you here, except for the Sunstein trolls looking for patriots who happen to disagree with Obama’s Leftist, Fabian-Socialist, Dreams-From-Of-By-My-(Marxist)-Father-Agenda and Policies, realize that Obama won his elections in Chicago by getting court-sealed documents opened — for the express purpose of smearing his opponent in personal attacks. That’s how he WON in Chicago, IL. Then he ran for President and beat out HIllary for the nomination. How does THAT happen? How did Obama get more money and influence than the Clintons? Interesting question, that. He did capture the nomination (and there are — or were — YouTube videos about Hillary’s delegates being locked out and such. Interesting) and won the electoral college.

    I don’t know that even a Paul Ryan could get through this campaign without “issues” of one sort or another. No wonder he’s not running, though I wish to Heaven he would. Chris Christie wouldn’t run, but he certainly doesn’t mind adding fuel to this rampaging conflagration.

    As Pat Caddell and others have said, never underestimate the Republicans’ ability to self-destruct (I’m paraphrasing slightly).

    Take a look at the book “None Dare Call It Treason.” In the chapter on Education, Stormer goes into detail into the rewriting of the text books and purposeful inculcation of class warfare and class envy in our American youth. It wasn’t there when Rugg rewrote the books. Didn’t exist. The Marxist-Socialists have, with their indoctrinated generations of academic useful idiots, created it, thought it’s taken far longer than they’d dreamed.

    Mitt will reap the benefits of that re-education / indoctrination of America. He’ll be painted as the rich elite — which is ironic. Obama is the elite ruling class snob — the Harvard-trained “community organizer” who believes that he “knows” best how everything (including car companies and bank ATMs) should be run.

    Newt is, most likely, an opportunist, but — HEAVENS ABOVE — he is deftly articulating with force and passion the “Saul Alinsky” radical roots of Obama’s ideology (which is, in a twisted way, combined with that elitist, Fabian, Milner’s Kindergarten kind of ruling class thing). Mitt calls Obama an incompetent — when Obama has accomplished almost everything he set out to do — Obamacare, Cap & Trade (via EPA regulations), Card Check (through the NLRB), and financial and regulatory “reform” (think: getting power centralized and having bureaucracies that Congress can’t touch — Dodd-Frank), all the while pulling off a Cloward & Piven financial overload on the system. Obama is NOT incompetent.

    Santorum, my personal favorite, will be painted as a homophobe loser who will lock away everyone’s birth control, standing in the door to prevent gays from tying the knot with one another and keeping women at home bringing up the babies they would have preferred destroying. He is a good man. They’ve been unable (thus far — though they’ve been focusing on Newt and Mitt) to hit him as a one-percenter whose greedily hoarding limited resources for himself or as an adulterous (the Leftist Dems are such hypocrites on this one), lobbying, unethical, political hack.

    Ron Paul. He’s right on the financials. But his stance on foreign policy is dangerous. One thing I’ve learned in my lifetime — as a person who loathes confrontation and personal drama of any sort — if you just let evil and wrong “alone,” it doesn’t just go about its business and leave you alone. Maybe for a short time. But eventually it ends up at your door and refuses to go away. And you lose something in the battle at that point. I wish Ron Paul were correct on this. I would love nothing more than to have all our sons and daughters here at home, protecting our own borders, making friends with everybody, and everybody just getting along. The US has been errant on many a foreign policy, but — again, read “None Dare Call It Treason” — many times we have undercut those fighting for liberty and supported and sustained the Marxists and Communists and Statists. We’ve done it under Presidents whose anti-Communist rhetoric made me believe — even in these past three years — that they were acting according to their words.

    Not so. Not so. And the infiltration of our State Dept. and our Treasury Dept. has surely expanded over the last eighty years. It’s frightening to think about.

    I’d rather watch HGTV or the food network.

    But, really, folks, Lenin and Whittaker Chambers (whose book you should read if you haven’t) were both correct. They knew that socialism and the free market system could not co-exist. This is the battle of our time. We’re here. We’re at the edge, the moment, whatever symbol or metaphor you want.

    And Mitt and Newt are calling each other out like two elementary school kids. You did this. No, I didn’t. Yes, you did.

    And Obama and Cass Sunstein and David Axelrod smile and purr with fat satisfaction.

    Paul Ryan, why wouldn’t you run? Mike Pence, why wouldn’t you run?

    George Washington II, where in the heck are you?

    • Sol of Texas

      Wren –

      I think you got everything right except characterizing Ron Paul as fearful of confrontation. I don’t think he relishes it, but he has shown the moral fortitude to stand up to peer pressure when nearly all of his colleagues fold. I characterize that as stalwart, don’t you?

  • richard@bloodyrich@yahoogroups.com

    Only Paul would really change anything. I’d prefer obama over any of the others in fact. They will support crones capitalism more than mr wall street Obama. Ron Paul 2012!!!

    • Deerinwater

      Well? He would try, with assured mixed results. Can we agree to that?

      Ron Paul is the only worthy contender on the GOP ticket and of course he is not actually GOP.

      I suppose current GOP leadership is left to just slowly die off and fade away into irreverence as they show no interest in just sitting down. ~ Fine with me, the $orry ba$terd$ played a HUGE part in creating this mess.

      I greatly despise the like of Canter, P Ryan and Snutty Newty and cry baby John B. doesn’t do much for me either. ~ “I had to work nights at every dirty job that I could find.” that just really made boil, ~

  • Doubtful Avenger

    I just don’t understand your view of “pathetic” – although there are some better candidates out there, Christie isn’t one of them. He is fun at times, but is a big east moderate, and on many issues except government solvency and balanced budgets, quite similar to Romney, whom he endorsed. Rubio has said he can support either Romney or Gingrich, as both have the bona fides to carry conservatives to the polls. So your dream ticket doesn’t even agree with you. On the other hand, supporting strong candidates for a conservative or libertarian Congress does make sense.

  • Henry Ledbetter

    ALL IS NOT LOST AS OF YET ANYWAY. I thought Mit and Newt may have done a good job of knocking each other out but Santoriaum and Paul won the debate, at least for last night. I don’t necessarily think having the most money will necessarily win this election. “If God be far us then who can stand agalnst us”, but if God be against us, then who will be able to stand for us.

    • Mike Dorsey

      Henry, you are on the right track! If we ALL were asking our Lord to save this nation, and there were enough of us to HIS standard, he will do so! We need to ask HIM to give us the incite for choosing the best person that would serve his purpose!

      Personally I will be surprised if there will be enough in America to warrant our Lord blessing us again, I hope I’m wrong but there seem to be too many who have turned away from Gods existence and of coarse HIS will!

      If we do not as a nation put God first, if we do not put our trust in Jesus Christ to deliver us from the evil we have become immersed in, in the numbers HE would be satisfied with, HE will allow us to reap what we have sowed! He will allow us as a nation to take all the rope we are foolish enough to take, as free will to except HIM or reject HIM and HIS perfect righteousness and perfect justice is why man even exist or has any hope!

  • Eric Bischoff

    Did you hear the one about Obama’s mother being a CIA agent in the Philipines and her handler being Bush Sr and that Oabama and Bush are cousins.

    How about the noise on the internet that the 3 GOP clowns will stalemate and Jeb Bush is a shoe in and that he has already me with Chinese and Russians. Kissinger set it up.

    How about the one where Scylt bought our election counting company and the deal was brokered by none other than the Carlyle Group.

    How about our massive military troop movements in California. What are we preparing for?

    • John

      Man, I really should take up the manufacturing of aluminum foil..it seems to me there will be a real high demand shortly.

  • Ranchman

    I too wanted Chris Christie to run. I wrote him letters, called his office, sent emails and faxes, all to no avail. Then…he really disappointed me; he went the way of islamic apologetic. I could not have been more let down. For a true Conservative to completely deny the threat that radical islam and stealth jihad have in store for this country is totally incomprehensible.

    Anyway, Ron Paul has the best domestic policies, Newt Gingrich the experience in government, and Romney the best business acumen, with Santorum the most religious/Christian. Maybe we should get all four to agree to share the White House…?

  • DSW

    Mitt Romney says his father was born in Mexico…so..why is he running for POTUS?

    • Joe H.

      By the time romney was born, his father was a naturalized citizen of the US, his mother was a natural born citizen, and Mitt was born here. According to all I have read, he is elegible.

  • gnafu

    Obama needs a ‘crisis’ just about now and that is rearing its ugly head. If Obama had a contender for democrat presidency, he would be sparring with that candidate. The ‘deck isn’t stacked’ so Obama will surely lose. There are many democrats who are disappointed with their choice of president (2008) and have said that much. Not All Democrats are Socialist; not all Republicans are Socialists. Newt and Romney are boxing it out because both want the nomination. We know one of them will have the nomination but choosing the one who can go head to head with Obama is the big question. I hope the Republican camps are astute and keep their candidates informed. Thinking back over the past year, I’ve watched the Republicans and Democrats bicker over the U.S. debt. And, There is NOT a balanced budget. Someone said this and I agree: it’s like watching two drunks argue over a bar bill on the Titanic.

  • Tazio2013

    And now for some honest satire:

    WAR FOR THE WHITE HOUSE!!! Diebold accidently leaks 2012 election results

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojmOESqVeak&feature=youtu.be

    • eddie47d

      Now that was a waste of time!

      • John

        Waste of time? maybe, funny..of course, And very well made down to the smallest detail.

      • Tazio2013

        @eddie47d

        Political satire is an acquired taste!

  • Seek Wisdom

    If the prospect of Obama’s re-election worries,Hillary is the only one who could realistically unseat him.

    • Aurelio

      Who says that a majority is going to vote Democratic in this cycle?
      If the republicans are able to derail Gingrich, Romney will be the candidate of choice for moderate dems. and independents. There will fly your community organizer’s chances. Time to stop drinking kool-aid, man!

      !

      • Seek Wisdom

        Get real,Aur. No one left in the wreckage of these debates will be seen as a quality candidate. and koolaid is a better choice than your whiskey for breafast…SOBER UP!

        • DaveH

          You should change your name to Seeking Wisdom, because obviously by your comment, you are a long ways from it.

    • http://yahoo.com David Shook

      You are forgetting Oboma doesn’t need or use Congress he just goes around them and uses executive orders and goes around Congress!

      • Seek Wisdom

        True,it has been a very obstructionist congress.

        • DaveH

          You mean because they say NO to the irresponsible Spending Bills? That is what we put them their to do.

          • Deerinwater

            They have said “No” to much more then that.

          • DaveH

            List one, Deer. Feel free to pick the most egregious example.

          • Seek Wisdom

            They say ‘no’ only because the other side says ‘yes’.Where the other side wants to cut spending,congress says ‘no’,cut somewhere else,not in my district or on my projects,cut someone else’s. They oppose any effort to close the revenue-to-spending gap while Obama is president.
            That is obstructionist.

          • DaveH

            Give me one case where the majority of Democrats have voted to cut anything, Seek.
            As far as raising revenues goes, the history of revenue raising is that more spending occurs as soon as Politicians get more money. Revenue raising is NOT the answer to the Governments’ deficits:
            http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=14032

  • Mike

    Unless somehow the election apparatus allows Ron Paul a chance, I will have to write him in again. Actually, Dr. Paul is not a politician, he is a statesman and therefore must not be allow to compete on a level field, i.e. the 90 minute debate where Ron was given exactly 89 seconds on camera. Tell me again who sELECTS the president?

    God have mercy on those who would subject my grandchildren to what this country will become after 4 more years of another Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama clone, i.e. Newt, Mitt, Rick, Jeb, Rick, etc. The Pilgrims had a walk in the park compared to what our grandchildren and great grandchildren will have to face…the boats will be going west again, to Asia this time.

    Since I expect the Republicans to control both the House and Senate after the election, I would much rather have Obama as President than one of his Republican clones, but will write in Ron Paul again.

  • DaveH

    Why we keep getting Sociopaths for President:
    http://mises.org/daily/5036/How-to-Win-an-Election

    • Seek Wisdom

      Good question. Nixon and ‘dubya come to mind immediately…

      • DaveH

        Really, most of them fit the bill.

  • Walter

    The Republicans are forming a circular firing squad that I also feel will guarantee an Obama re-election

  • Padremike

    Chip Wood has been sniffing the Air Wick and Chewing the NoDoz. Obama has not one but actually three chances to win reelection and they are: None, No way at All and Impossible. So what if the preliminaries to a GOP candidate are getting a bit nasty? It is the natural progression of the vetting process-no October surprises. Let us not forget the paradox required for becoming President. The American people have always wanted a “soft-hearted son-of-a-bitch” for President. Unfortunately, the current president fooled the easily convinced and is naught but a dumb and vile SOB. All Obama has to run on this time is lying rhetoric and an abysmal record. I don’t care if he has two billion bucks to waste on his reelection; too many Americans are wise now to his narcissism, his complete ineptness, his Marxist philosophy, and his Chicago style politics. Furthermore, the protected secrecy of his birth, his college years and his associations with Marxists has not dwindled our suspicions and distrust of him but has increased and we know that he is not to be trusted with our Republic. Unquestionably, he will go down in History as America’s greatest mistake.

    • Doug Moses

      Padre Mike: that is a perfect summary!!

    • Raggs

      Padremike, you said it and I agree with you.
      Gov. Brewer should have pointed the other finger ( middle )at king oblama.

      • Joe H.

        NOW you’re talkin!!!!

      • Deerinwater

        You are all in for a huge surprise. I can hear the whining and sour grapes now.

        “It was rigged” !!

        “Opra did it again!”

        “The commie are coming!”

        “Lock & load!” “Keep your powder dry”

        • DaveH

          Isn’t it odd to have a Liberal cite us for whining, when would we have nothing to “whine” about if Liberals hadn’t grown Government so large and intrusive with their incessant whining — “Feed me, Clothe me, Shelter me, Give me Free Health Care, waa, waa, waa”.
          It is not Compassionate, Deer, to volunteer other peoples’ backs for Free Rides by those who haven’t taken care of themselves — its called Slavery. If you want to volunteer your own money and services, Deer, feel free. But if you volunteer other peoples’ money and services, call it what it is — Theft.

    • DaveH

      You disparage Chip, Mike, and then you go on to offer fanciful conjecture with no evidence to support your conclusions.
      The facts are that Obama polls well against the Republican candidates in poll after poll. So you can keep on Dreaming, but don’t dis people who are using their brains.

      • Deerinwater

        and for good reason

  • tncdel

    It’s hard to take the author of this article seriously, when he says his presidential choice “Dream ticket” is RINO Chris Christie, who appointed a Muslim with ties to Hamas that supports Sharia Law as a judge.

    Rasmussen poll says Romney is the ONLY Republican able to beat Obama. He is also the BEST rated of any presidential candidate when it comes to opposing illegal immigration. See:
    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/author-of-the-nations-toughest-state-level-immigration-laws-including-those-of-alabama-and-arizona/question-2393603/

  • Aurelio

    I wish we could nominate Dr. Paul, I’m an admirer, even though I disagree with him in Iran. But Dr. Paul brings a-down-to-earth common sense that has been absent from the political discourse for too long.
    But a majority of republicans don’t see it this way, and this is very unfortunate. The objective is to take the country back. From the three remaining candidates, only Mitt Romney has the experience and the moral fiber. Santorum comes across as weird as hell. Gingrich is just a bipolar opportunist, incapable of even getting the endorsement of any of the law makers that worked under him. Romney deserves a shot, why not, 4 years ago the people elected a community organizer over Hillary Clinton and look at us now. I’m going for Gov. Romney.

    • TML
    • Joe H.

      Aurelio,
      You disagree with letting Congress decide whether we go to war or not??? It IS in the constitution, you know!!! That is basically all ron Paul has said he would do! If you check his voting record, you would see it’s TRUE!!!

    • DaveH

      Ron Paul is the only Republican Candidate who is looking out for the people he represents rather than looking out for himself.
      Wake up, people! Government is just a very powerful gang. They are building their power and perks at the rest of our expense. That is the natural order of things. They’ve been working in conjunction with their politically favored cronies for over 150 years to trample their Constitutional restraints and take advantage of the people.
      We’ve been Brainwashed, and we’ve been used. We can wake up now, and maybe regain our Freedom, or we can wake up later as hopeless serfs. Your choice.

      • Brian Schultz

        DAveH,

        How can you write something as rational and true as this (I commend you for a change) and then post that Obama is to blame for our countries problems???

  • Jason Mench

    Your article reaks of the brainwashed rhetoric that “Ron Paul is unelectable”. The only reason people say that is due to hearing the mantra all the time on the propaganda media. It’s called brainwashing. RP has a much bigger support than you seem to want to admit. This election will come down to a brokered convention with RP having close to 20% of the delegates unless they find a way to steal them from him like they did in Iowa, and RP will have the backing of the BlueRepublicans, or those “Reagan Democrats” because all of the other Candidates are just a bunch of War mongering Elitist pigs, especially most of those that you mentioned at the end of the article. I live in Indiana and I can attest to the fact of how bad “Mitch” and his Bush like plans have destroyed this State!

    • Joe H.

      Jason,
      i pray you are right, but I can’t help but worry about how many of the delegates will just go with the party SPEW if the race gets close.

    • DaveH

      Chip is right. If we elect Romney or Gingrich or Santorum, we may as well just put up with 4 more years of Obama, because the Government will just keep on Growing anyway. The establishment politicians have been working on our takeover for too many years now to just give up when they’re close to our complete subjugation. Witness the Internet Bills. Witness the 5th Amendment trampling by the NDAA. These people DON’T care about our Freedom.
      If Ron Paul doesn’t get the nomination, and he doesn’t run as independent or in a 3rd Party, we still have a choice:
      http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

      I’m hoping that maybe Gary will step aside and be Ron’s Vice President if Ron chooses to run as Libertarian. I can Hope and Dream, can’t I?

  • http://sbcglobal.net Alan

    Unfortunately, the choices they are putting in front of us are atrocious at best. I do like Ron Paul and most think he is a little radical on solutions to our problems, he’s the most credible of all the candidates.Radical problems need radical solutions. The status quo won’t get it any more. God help us if we get this wrong come November.

    • DaveH

      Everything in Ron’s platform is spot on. But the vast majority of American citizens have been so successfully Brainwashed that they can’t see it. How Brainwashed? I suggest that anybody, who still has their blinders on, should read this book to get a very good feel for the extent of our Propagandization:
      http://mises.org/store/Real-Lincoln-The-P172.aspx
      It’s absolutely infuriating.

  • NunJoBizness

    Jeb Bush???? Seriously? Gimme a break!!!!!!!

  • Harry S.

    Well they’re certainly not acting “presidential”. Hey Guys, save the attacks for where they will do the most good – against Barak Hussein Obama. He’s given you plenty of ammunition for the last 3 years – with his bail-outs of failing companies, the biggest national debt ever, healthcare nightmare, etc.

    Don’t get mad – get even.

    • Padremike

      Harry, you’re absolutely right on the mark. All this concern about the elect-ability of our GOP candidates is liberal spin. Although the Socialists aren’t talking about it, that is no excuse for Conservatives to be pointing out and concentrating on the fact that Obama’s elect-ability is more in question than our own candidates. I’m 71 years young and I have never in my entire life listened to and observed the hatred and disgust for a President as people have for Obama. The rhetoric from the Marxist left on Mr. Bush pales in comparison. Furthermore this disgust with Congress is more directed towards Democrats who, in truth, are the “do nothing” and “say NO” party. Only a blind and deaf person, or a Marxist, is incapable of this simple observation. Here is one thing that we can take our hammer and chisel and chip into stone: If, God forbid, Obama does get reelected we will look on his first four years as……the good old days. It will be that bad for America.

    • Brian Schultz

      yep, this is again all Obama’s fault…. the government got huge the day after he took office…. the economy tanked as soon as he was sworn in, all of the companies that got bailout went broke after he took the oath of office…. boy I sur wish I lived in THIS world……. seems to me the gov’t was too big for a long time….. all of the financial mismanagement happened before the democrats got back the white house (like during Bush 2′s reign of terror….. anybody remember him???) all the wars were started by Obama too wern’t they???? he was pulling Bush jr’s and cheneys strings from illinois right????… he was the one spending billions on the military machine and letting our infrastructure crumble .. right?

      How ridiculous…

  • Raggs

    I don’t believe that America needs a king so in my opinion anyone but king oblama will win the election, but of course that will depend on how many dead people will unknowingly vote for the democratic party.

  • chefcale

    Obama has a real BIG problem in Georgia right now and could go viral in many other states as well, We could be seeing a completely different picture come June……the race could have a dramatic twist.

    • John

      A big problem? Really? I don’t think so, mark my words, this issue in Georgia will go the same way other issues WND presented to court in the past….nowhere. If there is a rule against Obama, it will be overturned in time before the election. WND may present this as a win, but they have to do this to keep the sheep captive to their rag. Reality will pan out quite the opposite and WND will spend time twisting the truth like always. WND does not exist to inform its readers, its main goal according to Joseph Farah’s interview a few years ago is to sell merchandise to people. So in fact they are nothing but the internet equivalent of a tabloid who exists from the proceeds of its advertising and junk sales to the unsuspecting sheep.

  • Walt

    The article states:

    “The Sunshine State is huge: twice the size of any other State east of the Mississippi.”

    Wrong! Georgia is the largest state by square miles, larger than any state east of the Mississippi.

    • Joe H.

      So WHAT??? Quit nitpicking!!!

  • chefcale

    RINOS like Jeb Bush , Christie are just more of the same establishment favourites , they do not have a snowballs chance in Hades of being elected to the highest office in the land.Its over for those RINOS and NEOCONS , its time for REAL Republicans to reclaim the GOP. That is their only hope of getting back into the Whitehouse full stop.

  • TML

    Chip says, – “Is there any candidate who can electrify his supporters and unite the conservative base while appealing to independents? I don’t see one.”

    Chip says, – “Faced with the pathetic choices for the Republican nomination”

    Chip says, – “How did we end up with such a sorry group of candidates running for our Nation’s highest office this year?”

    Chip says, – “Audit the Fed, anyone? Defund foreign aid? Put the brakes on irresponsible loans, outrageous subsidies and absurd earmarks? How about slashing some budgets by 10 or 20 percent or taking away every penny from some of the worst violators of the Constitution?”

    Chip says, – “The closest is Ron Paul, … …But, as much as I admire the guy and his principled stand on some vital issues (principles that haven’t changed an iota during his long career in office, unlike all of his opponents), I don’t see him garnering enough support to win the nomination.”

    Why, Chip? Why? Because you regurgitate the same thing the media does about Ron Paul with absolutely zero basis, even by your own admission?

    You don’t see a candidate that would push to audit the Fed? You don’t see a candidate that would push to cease foreign aid? You don’t see a candidate that would slash budgets and follow the Constitution? Oh that’s right… you do! You even admire him, while admitting indirectly that he supports the things you would like to see… “audit the fed, anyone?”… etc. And without any reasonable conjecture, you dismiss that he will get the nomination because he won’t get enough support. If that’s not an oxymoron I don’t know what is. Well, I suppose when you have hypocritical idiots such as yourself shooting yourself in the foot, you just might be right.

    How about ceasing to be a traitor to your own cause? It could happen.

  • Carl Manning

    I love Ron Paul, too, but the American electorate and the evangelical vote is chronically ignorant of the meaning of true Conservatism, Constitutional principles, and the intent of the Founding Fathers. They have all been brainwashed into the un-Christian practice of supporting the endless warfare perpetrated by the evil Zionists and Neocons who have taken over the GOP. Much of the electorate still believes in the federal government’s and propaganda media’s fairytale of 911 in order to justify their illegitimate Global War on Terror. Ron Paul will get no traction in the Neocon South, a little traction in the Liberal Northeast, a little traction in the Moderate Midwest, and a lot more traction in the Independent Constitutionaly-minded upper western US. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a Southerner from Atlanta, Georgia. Chip’s absolutely right; the GOP will lose this one, but I predict the next Democrat in the White House in 2012 will be Hillary Clinton. If Obama’s case here in Atlanta regarding his illegitimate Birth Certificate, election fraud, and illegitimate SSN keeps him off the ballot in Georgia, this will have a cataclysmic snowball effect fro his chances in other States including more Moderate States he will likely need to win. Under such duress, the DNC will have no other alternative but to bring Hillary out of hiding and with the aid of the complicit propaganda media, herald her as their new Saviorette and the Future First Female President, yet another milestone after the first (6.25% African) African-American President. The media and Hillary will predictably condemn the Birther’s successful prosecution of Obama as a racist witchhunt, and thus, America will be judged and destroyed as God has told countless Christians already in visions and dreams.

  • C.W

    I beleive that most people who fear to re-elect president obama is for many of the wrong reasons, yes I cannot dismiss the racecard, for raceism still run very high in this country, even after the freedom march of Dr. Martin Luther King, we shall overcome, black and white together, the struggle continue to go on, when president Obama made a lot of promisses to this country, I do not beleive it was just to get elected, but in making those promisses, a lot of these intentions had to pass through the house, senate, congress, which of lot of it created wars between the Republicans v Democrats. most of the time, most Republicans became the party of NO. A lot of things held up, lot’s of time wasting, making little to no progress, while the economy continue to decline, Neither party was hearing what the american people was saying, It appears what was more important, was what party should have the white house, with the current 4 canidates of the republicans, I see none of them to better qualify to do a better job, This country need to wake up, and be honest with yourself to what is going on, and why, currenly I have 2 Sons serving in the US Military, And I pray everyday that this world would one day move as one, and not seperate ourselves for the wrong reasons,As I end my comment, for the many thousands of you who have an opinon about what you want, and who you want, counts as a BIG 0, unless you register to vote, and then cast your vote during election time. this comment was not made to offend anyone, and if it has, please accept my apoligy in advance. God Bless.

    • Joe H.

      C.W.
      Please give my utmost best to BOTH of your sons. That said, if we continue with Abummer, they will more than likely get a lot of overseas battle experience. I pray I am wrong, for your self, as well as others but I don’t think I am. We now have men and women that have as high as seven and eight tours in the middle east and they decide to cut troop strength. They say that all they need is the drones to fight this war, well if that is so, then why did they need the seals to go after binladen? There are always going to be reasons that ground troops are need as long as you ae in a war. All this move is going to accomplish is to make it look like they are cutting the budget when they will increase spending elsewhere to make up for it!!

  • Wes Beasley

    When will the Republicans learn to field a great candidate and campaign to win? Not this year. What we have as our frontrunner in Romney is the loser in the last Republican selection process – who lost to the one (John McCain) who lost the actual election. The RNC is offering a loser who lost to a loser! Give me a break! No, give me Sarah Palin. If this is the best the Republicans can do, I say “We need a new party.”

  • Mirage

    OBAMA IS JUST ANOTHER CAN-KICKER, BUT HE SHOULD WIN, AS HE’S BY FAR THE BEST CHOICE FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS.

    THE RIGHT IS SUCH A JOKE; IT’S BECOME THE PARTY(IES) OF THE WEALTHY, THE IGNORANT RELIGIOUS GROUPS, THE STUPID, AND THE RACISTS.

    CHECK OUT DYLAN RADIGAN OF MSNBC AND HIS “30 MILLION JOB TOUR” FOR SOME ANSWERS ON HOW AMERICA MIGHT BE ABLE TO TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY FROM ALL POLITICAL PARTIES … IT WON’T HAPPEN WITHOUT TAKING TO THE STREETS AND A “SOCIAL” FIGHT.

  • Lady Donna

    It really doesn’t matter who is president of the nation. As long as Jesus Christ is no longer welcome in politics or our public policy, then we as a nation are GONE! When this nation supported and believed in Jesus Christ, there was a purpose for this nation. But once this nation is gone, I believe that Jesus Christ will return for his believers very quickly, because hell on earth will shortly follow.

    • Okie Ron

      You do realize that historically the early Christians were politically neutral, right?

      Look it up: Jesus didn’t run for the Roman Senate as the Distinguished Member from Judea. In fact, at his trial the Jewish fatcats accused him of lese maiestas–in effect treason against the Empire–because he said “My kingdom is not of this world”.

      And the Christians of the first century A.D. were always burned at the stake in Roman arenas and torn apart by lions at the games as amusement because they were deemed anti-social and ‘enemies of the Empire.” It’s in history books. Early Christianity served the Kingdom of God, not the kingdoms of their time–and certainly didn’t line their pockets at Jesus’ expense.

      The idea that Jesus would somehow immerse himself in the derranged politics of the modern–or any other world–completely ignores everything he taught. He was to be the king of the Kingdom of God, not some earthly nation.

      Ironically, if Jesus returned today, he’d be scorned as a ‘redistributor-in-chief’ and executed, not by heathens, but by Christians as a traitor, because they’ve set themselves up in power and wealth through political wheeling and dealing–and would have the most to lose by the truth of Jesus teachings.

      • eddie47d

        Excellent observation Okie Ron!

      • John

        If Jesus would be real (something I don’t believe in) and IF he ever would come back, he would be appalled how conservative Christians have twisted and abused his message.

        • Joe H.

          if you don’t believe he exhists, then you don’t believe in his word, so how do YOU state that ANYBODY has changed the word at all?? Like I told Doc, none are as blind as those who refuse to see!!!

          • John

            I can read and I can comprehend, but that does not mean I have to believe what I read or believe in its principles.

        • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

          John and Joeh,
          Joe you are the one that is blind.Read this.
          The Christian hoax:
          Christian deception and falsification: the facts about the Roman …
          http://freetruth.50webs.org/B3b.htm – Cached
          “In this general view of the persecution which was first authorised by the edicts of … The fact that several of the arsonists were Christians was probably of …

          • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

            Also,

            Jesus and Mithra – FreethoughtPedia.com
            http://freethoughtpedia.com/wiki/Jesus_and_Mithra -
            Feb 7, 2011 … The Orthodox Christian hierarchy is nearly identical to the Mithraic version …. Older forms of religious expression, which had generally been the …

          • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

            2

            Pagan origins of Christianity: pre-Christian symbols, festivals, terms …
            http://freetruth.50webs.org/B1b.htm -
            [Early Church father] Irenaeus tells us that the MSS [manuscripts] of Matthew’s …. In the Roman Empire, a Mithraic feast involving the eating of the Paschal lamb …

          • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

            Joeh,John and Karolyn

            Paul and the Mystery Religions
            http://30ce.com/mithras.htm -
            If you haven’t heard about Mithras yet, you will in the next few years. … The early followers of Yeshua in the Jerusalem church had the problem of appealing to …

          • Joe H.

            coal miner,
            i read NOTHING by a devil worshiper like you! Second the followers of the church of yeshua that you mention are not a christian church, they are a CULT! you should like them as they are nothing like a true church of God!!

    • LIFECHANGER

      i agree we are very close for jesus coming back. even if you take politics out of it the bible says look at the signs going on in our world when hes coming back soon. their will be more earthquakes than ever before.also we never had a president that turned on isreal democratic or republican and this is very shameful for our country.omama is changing american values which we were started from.we took god out of poltics,schools our courts and we wonder why this nation is in the shape its in put back god in america get gays out of america and america will return to back to the strogest country.santorum is completely right the gays need to be arrested because they are breaking the law gods law which this country was built upon.

      • Karolyn

        Are you for real? Do you think there were no gay people in early America? It’s your kind of mentality that has created so much hatred and anger and war in this world.

      • John

        Israel or its citizens are NOT “gods” chosen people. The bible was written by…yes you guessed it …Jews who at the time where persecuted for their believes and not liked well around the known world. If you believe they did not included the notion of being the chosen ones on purpose,then you are declaring them to be idiots.
        Of course they included this as a verdict from their own god, self preservation would have dictated this.

  • Okie Ron

    Not to worry…the forces of the rabid right have been bending America further and further to the right since the days of Dwight Eisenhower.

    (Don’t worry, the Republican/Tea Party would NEVER allow and America-hater like him to run for office today. He was big on book-learnin’, short on hate speech, and he served America with distinction. I can’t fathom why, but Karlrovian Republicans LOVE chicken-hawky draft-dodger guys, but they’ve thrown every genuine military hero–in their party and out–under the bus…and their partisans love it. If Ike were running today, they’d accuse him of treason and negritude waaaay before the South Carolina primary.)

    Eisenhower warned that America was being taken over, not by nazicommunists (whatever that means) but by Corporations who had insinuated them into our entire government and were slowly privatizing it, piece-by-piece.

    He detested Richard Nixon and largely refused to endorse him for the Presidency in 1960 because he didn’t trust Nixon. He thought he was a dishonorable man who would sell America out in his own quest for power.

    And the modern Republican Party of RealAmerican SuperPatriots is all post-Nixon, employing all the methods he invented: secret government (Watergate, Iran-Contra, and President Cheney’s still-secret meetings with his oil company buddies come to mind.) And they are the party of “dirty tricks” and “ratf*cking”–Nixon’s own term for filthy, quasi-legal covert activities within the government.

    Maybe that’s why the Republican Party is constantly raging about bizarre plots of the left to somehow be serving evilcorporate America even while they’re bashing the left for not being ‘pro-business’. They palled around made excuses for Enron, apologized to BP, and constantly beat the drum that America is being destroyed by Big Government, even as they’re handing over the keys of the country to Big Corporate and don’t even blink.

    The math doesn’t even add up, but the right has been nursing at the teat of Big Corporate so long they can’t even remember people like Eisenhower. Give Fox News a coupla more years and they’ll erase him and his military-industrial complex speech from history; they’ve already erased him from the minds of their servants.

    It’s the essence of every banana republic: A small oligarchy of the wealthy take over every part of the government from within, assuring the uneducated that they’re doing it to protect the people from evilduer socialism which is so sneaky that you–literally–can’t see it. Not because it isn’t happening, they say, but because all of human history is a vast, CommuNaziHomoSocialist conspiracy and only a select few know the “truth”–and anyone who doesn’t parrot their simple ‘barking points’ is “drinking the koolaid” of outside knowledge. Using that excuse, the corporations (no longer even American corporations, of course, ’cause all these are multi-nationals now) can parasite into the government and turn every piece of society into their personal cash cow.

    Consider one example: The Nixonian-Reagan “War On Drugs” ushered in the era of private prisons, owned and run by corporations beholden, not to the citizens of the state or nation, but to their shareholders. Their most important work to date? They have plowed their profits into lobbying for “Get Tough On Crime” legislation, so that now America locks up more of its citizens than any other country in the western world–and the corporate prisons are filling their cells with more customers while benefitting olde-timey fakey “conservative” politicians with the lobbying money to keep them in power, feeding more citizens who can’t afford attorneys into the sausage-maker.

    Oklahoma locks up more women than any other state in the union, mostly on minor drug offenses with long sentences…they’ve even built day-cares in the prisons to keep their children plugged into the system. Think about it: If you’re making money off of the body count inside your walls, why would you give a sh*t what happens to their kids–or what happens to a society that’s incarcerating more and more of its citizens? As a corporation, that’s not your job. Under unrestrained capitalism, you have only one mission; to turn every man, woman, child, resource on the N. American continent into legal tender.

    Now, if you can gin up a hate/propaganda machine with stories about vast socialist FEMA camps that are mystically going to incarcerate all Americans and make them CommuNaziHomoSocialist slaves, the last thing the fearful and ignorant are going to notice–right under their noses–is that you’ve already set up the concentration camp system you’re scaring them with. And you’ll even get them to cheer you on as you lock them up.

    History is full of stupid people consistently voting against their own best interests because they were hoodwinked by people smarter and with more money. It’s as old as time.

    • eddie47d

      You got that right. Nixon/Agnew’s Law and Order indeed brought in the full force of the police state. Every citizen is guilty and will be treated as an enemy if you dare speak out. We now have an incarceration nation that is out of control and making money to keep citizens behind those walls. The revolving door of prison is welcomed and well greased.

      • Joe H.

        And just what do you think NDAA, which is all Abummers BTW, does??? Wake up eddie!!!

  • Carl Manning

    Sarah Palin, in her infinite ignorance, endorsed the reprehensible Newt Gingrich. She was proof-positive along with Nicky Haley, Christine O’Donnell, and many others that the TEA Party Movement hadn’t a clue about what the Constitution and frugality means because it quickly became a co-opted movement by the GOP. It’s kind of hilarious for me to watch analysts try to figure out why the TEA Party is dead; it’s really quite simple. It’s because the true
    Constitutionalists out there who originally got behind the movement got the hell out of it when they realized it had been taken over by the neocon nutjobs who own the GOP now. Chuck Baldwin, a Baptist preacher for 35 years and the 2008 Constitution Party’s Presidential candidate summed up Gingrich and his surprise at how the evangelical vote got behind this reprehensible, serial philanderer quite well in the following article…

    http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=4437

    • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Mimi

      Mr. Manning,
      Your ignorance is showing. While the media got away with all their vicious attacks, and people like you swallowed it whole, does not make it true. If you were open minded, you’d watch a DVD called The Undefeated, about how NOT stupid Sarah Palin is. The first 10 minutes shows what liberal Democrats said about her, which should be seen by a lot of Americans. They talk about being civil! Ha! That junk is only meant for Conservatives, the Democrats can be as foul as they like, and they do like. From twits like Maher,to Maddow,to Snow, to Hollywood, to journalists – the Republicans can never beat them in foulness.

  • RevNowWhileWeCan

    Unfortunatly he probably will because the Republican’s are to stupid to get behind Paul. Everyone else is the same as Obamanation at which point it becomes a popularity contest again. It’s seems that only another major catastrophe at home or abroad will be able to open America’s collective eyes. The reason that so many people are afraid of Paul is because he represents a seismic shift in the current “system” which alot of voters are ready to make but so far (sadly) not enough. It’s going to be 4 more years of the same crap from whomever is in office. I just hope that when the paradigm changes in 2016, it isn’t to late. No matter tho as I will write Paul on my ballot reguardless. I’m a first time GenX voter along with alot of other GenX’ers that are finally going to the poll’s to cast our ballot for a candidate that TRULEY has the American best intrest at heart. Gotta love the illusion that we are a democracy. People are starting to see the light. I remain optimistic. :)

  • Carl Manning

    I disagree with Chip’s assessment that getting behind good candidates for the Congress and Senate will put the brakes on Obama. We elected 80 TEA partiers last go-round in 2010 to the Congress, and 4 TEA Partiers are currently in the Senate. Only 22 Congressional TEA Partiers voted against the deficit debacle. That, to me, is proof-positive that the TEA Party movement was successfully taken over by the GOP. It is only when we Constitutionalists and fiscally-minded Conservatives all collectively choose to make our movement a completely separate non-affiliated Third Party that we will see sea-change in DC and make the powers that be shake in their shoes. You can never change the GOP from within; this was always from the get-go a fool’s errand.

    • Gary Price

      Dear Carl,
      Indeed the Tea party was co-opted by the RINOS, the same way Obama co-opted the Occupy movement.
      So while the TSA is touching everyone’s junk, or groping someone’s wife, or strip searching granny, or peeking into babies’ diaper, and other obscene things too X rated to mention here, they are stealing lap tops or putting notes of X rated content into someone’s luggage. Who does the govt think they are fooling? There are plenty of sheeple to go around I guess.

      • RevNowWhileWeCan

        Agreed Gary. Unfortunatley, it takes a major event for the “sheep” to see the wolves and be persuaded to make a stand and change the current, rapidly declining, state of our great country. What we need is another “stamp act” so that people will once again rise up and fight for ourselves again. I’m optimistic that people like myself, a 1st time GenX voter, are starting to get the message and not just swallow everything the MSM is feeding us. A person is smart but people are stupid. It’s gonna take a little more time for the masses to realize how dire the circumstances are. I just hope 2016 is not to late!

  • Gary Price

    It’s all because the Republicans hate and detest the Constitution. They just can’t get behind Ron Paul and let go of their status quo, hawk style, Neo-con, RINO power structure built where they can suck millions for their own pockets.
    As Admiral Raphael Semmes said, they are their for their own vain, self glory.
    Narcissists never change. That is why an Unconstitutional, foreign born, so called President will be re-elected. The country is such a mess! No wonder foreigners don’t want to go there. We used to see long lines of crowds outside the US embassy here in Hong Kong for visa application. Now the waiting rooms are less than half full.

  • Wolf Aleks

    If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you are not a racist, you will have to vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you are not an idiot.

  • Gary Price

    Well said Wolf! I already voted in the Primary for Ron Paul. If that doesn’t work-it’s either Libertarian or don’t vote at all.

    • DaveH

      For Individual Freedom, Limited Government, Free Markets, Personal Responsibility, and the PEACE that comes with the preceding:
      http://libertarianparty.org/

      Be wary though, because even the Libertarian Party has been infiltrated by some milk-toast Libertarian candidates who don’t really represent the cause of Freedom.

  • Jimmy

    We already have a disaster in the White House cutting the Military funds by a half Trillion Dollars. I didn’t vote for Obama the first time this character ran for President and I am not voting for him this time either. We have some excellent candidates. None are perfect and you won’t find a perfect candidate.
    Get behind your choice for the GOP candidated and vote Republican. You wont’ be sorry you did.

  • Attila

    It is always fashionable to sensationalize. A more realistic view is that it is the Republicans’ race to lose. The message from Mitt, Newt, and Santorum is “we will screw you less than Obama.” That has always been the establishment Republican strategy, but people are sick of it. That is why the Tea Party is here; they are saying less government, pretty please. It hasnt really caught on with them yet, but a demand that the Fed return to its legal role as defined by the Constitution is the only approach that will work in the long run. Calls for efficiency or real fairness always get compromised away by all the beneficiaries. Ron Paul is on the right track here but unfortunately his message gets overshadowed by his controversial and much less popular foreign policy views. Now if we could just get him to focus on the Constitutional question and save the foreign policy debate for another day………
    There is a lot of merit in supporting congressional candidates. The conservative caucus in the House will steer some good ones your way. And pay attention to Senator deMint!

  • Rocketman

    Ironically, the best candidate to beat Obama is in last place in the polls namely Paul. I pretty much realized that it was hopeless when during the SC debate when Paul quoted the golden rule to the audience and they booed him. And some of these people who did it undoubtedly go to church on Sunday and think of themselves as Christians. Disgusting.

    • Seek Wisdom

      If one is seeking a candiate with Christian values, you would not support a candidate who supports states’ rights to legalize same-sex marriage,abortion,drugs,etc. as paul does.

      • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

        Dear Seek Wisdom,

        So you don’t believe in the Constitution?

        Best wishes,
        Bob

      • Joe H.

        seek ,
        So you WOULD vote for a candidate that would support taking away your other rights? Abummer will tak away your rights to own a gun, romney has already supported by stating he will not challenge, laws that limit your rights to carry. Newt? Self explanitory! so where does that leave you? Santorum?? NO way!! Ron Paul has demonstrated a respect for the constitution for almost thirty years and has not wavered or flip flopped a bit!! Name one other candidate running that can say that!

        • Seek Wisdom

          I can’t respond to bob since his question makes no sense. I noticed,Joe,you responded to my comment like a politician: I have no
          answer to the question,so Ill change the subject to one out of left field. Am I to assume you think all the other candidates would do what you suggested?

          • Joe H.

            seek,
            if you use a little reading comprehension, you will see I answered your very question with a related question of my own! since you don’t seem moved to answer it and prefer to make barbed comments instead, why should I bother to answer yours?

          • Seek Wisdom

            As you admitted,you answered my question with a question,not an answer. I’m sure one will come to you.

          • cawmun cents

            Evidently,you are a SWINO,for you seek wisdom in name only.
            If you bothered to do that for which you name yourself,you would have done some research on Dr.Paul.
            You would have then noticed that he wishes to leave the states to make their own decisions,and not be bogged down in spreme court for decades to get laws passed.
            What Bob is trying to say is that you fail to understand the basic tenants of Constitutional directive.You are one of those living breathing document folks,who believe they can eisegesically interpret any and all writings.to ammend what they say to conform to their beliefs.
            Because you think thusly,Bob was asking what you believed of the Constitution,as well as whether you believed in it at all.
            Some folks dont get it.
            The Constitution says what it says,not what you interpret it as saying.The same can be said for another great writing or two.
            Revisionists are aplenty these days.
            Their arrogance is only exceeded by their zeal to see changes that the collaborators of the Constitution,did not want to come to pass.
            In asking you whether you believe the Constitution,Bob was attempting to see if you understand the Constitution.Many who post here clearly do not.
            -CC.

          • Seek Wisdom

            cc-If the constitution is not meant to be interpreted by man,we would have no need for courts at any level.You said I am trying to interpret what I think it says,You are,as well. Court judges do,as well. Paul thinks everyone should be free to do what it right in their own eyes. That thinking leads on a short route to chaos. In the 19th century,the confederacy thought they should be free to continue implementing slavery based on the constitution. Ron paul would have been firmly in their corner.Not everyone has the same interpetation.
            If you are willing to live with the possibility of neighbors engaging in free and open sex-for-hire,drug use,etc.,paul is your man because he thinks communities should be free to allow it.

          • DaveH

            It’s right here and in pretty plain English. Don’t expect Federal Judges to rat out their own gang:
            http://www.cato.org/pubs/constitution/constitution_en.html

      • DaveH

        Ron Paul is doing the most moral thing of all, Seek, that is obeying the Main Law of the Land — The Constitution. That was why Bob asked you that question, which you apparently won’t answer because then you would be boxed in, wouldn’t you? Typical slippery Liberal.

        • Seek Wisdom

          If the constitution is not meant to be interpreted by man,we would have no need for courts at any level.You said I am trying to interpret what I think it says,You are,as well. Court judges do,as well. Paul thinks everyone should be free to do what it right in their own eyes. That thinking leads on a short route to chaos. In the 19th century,the confederacy thought they should be free to continue implementing slavery based on the constitution. Ron paul would have been firmly in their corner.Not everyone has the same interpetation.
          If you are willing to live with the possibility of neighbors engaging in free and open sex-for-hire,drug use,etc.,paul is your man because he thinks communities should be free to allow it.
          If you think I am a liberal,it is because you are a conservative.

          • DaveH

            I posted the link, Seek, you can read for yourself. You can also read through the Federalist Papers to see what the Framers intended:
            http://www.foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers/

          • DaveH

            I hate to break this to you, Seek, but anybody who advocates Big Government as a solution to society’s ills IS a Liberal. True Conservatives advocate getting us back to the Limited Unintrusive Central Government that our Founders wanted.
            And as far as victimless crimes go, I could care less. Only pushy controlling people want Government to protect people from themselves.

          • DaveH

            Our Founders were very wise people. They knew from experience that the tendency of Leaders was to grow their Power at the expense of the Citizens’ Freedom, and they knew the surest way to enable that growth was to put too much Power in a Central Government far away from the control of the citizens. Many of them didn’t even want a Central Government even in a weakened form because they knew that Leaders always found ways to grow their Power. The Constitution was actually a compromise between the Hamiltonians who wanted a Big Central Government much like that of the Country our Forefathers fought a revolution to break free from, and the Jeffersonians who wanted little or NO Central Government. The Hamiltonians argued that we didn’t need a Bill of Rights, their excuse being that our Natural Rights were a given and they didn’t need special protection, but the wise Jeffersonians knew the inclinations of Big Government so they insisted on a Bill of Rights. We now can see that even with a Bill of Rights in the Constitution, it is a constant battle to protect those Rights from the Government.
            The Constitution gave only Limited Power to the Federal Government, but it was only a few decades before conniving lawyers managed to twist and turn the words of the Constitution to enable the Federal Government to grow much large than ever intended by the Founders.

          • Seek Wisdom

            I don’t see slavery as a victimless crime. Saying state or local gov’t should not be bound by an authority that says otherwise shows a complete misunderstanding of the intent of the constitution.

          • Seek Wisdom

            Dave,I have looked over the federalist papers but haven’t seen what # proves the point you seem to be making. The framers of the constitution knew provisions had to be written to settle conflicts between the states without civil war. When those provisions proved inadequate,civil war did break out leading to secessionist movements.So either the feds could have allowed that to happen,or they could decide not to allow that to happen. Do you think the south should have been allowed to secede and continue their slavery practice?

          • cawmun cents

            What part of the term”eisegesically”did you not comprehend?
            Interpretation does no good if you dont understand what you are interpreting.It says what it says.No interpretation necessary.
            -CC.

          • DaveH

            Slavery? Did I say anything about slavery, Seek?
            The Secession took place, and the Civil War ensued, precisely because the North was NOT following the Constitution.
            As in so many other incidences, the Liberals cause the Problems, then after they create a mess, they disavow their complicity and offer themselves as the Solution. How convenient.
            Read this book, Seek, and learn some reality. That is if you really want to awaken. Of course if you’re feeding at the trough of Big Government your incentive would be NOT to read the book:
            http://mises.org/store/Real-Lincoln-The-P172.aspx

          • DaveH

            While you’re waiting to acquire a copy of “The Real Lincoln” (yeah, sure), Seek, you can read this article by the same author:
            http://mises.org/daily/5883/Freedom-and-Federalism

            Do what you claim in your Moniker.

          • Seek Wisdom

            One can ignore the cause and effect of slavery to the civil war if it doesn’t fit their argument,I suppose,but ignoring it doesn’t mitigate it.You SAY you are reading the constitution without interpreting it’s meaning but that is untrue. A 5 yr old can read it but have no conception of it’s meaning without the ability to interpret it’s meaning.
            I am encouraged that you do seek wisdom,tho.

          • DaveH

            Slavery has nothing to do with my comment, Seek. You, like most liberals when having nothing factual to say, are simply throwing in a non sequitur in the vain hopes of distracting the argument.
            Slavery was wrong then. And it’s wrong now. But if you read the suggested book, Seek, you will see that it was only a war measure by an immoral dictator used to achieve his real goal.
            So, Seek, why don’t you “seek” to end the modern day Slavery — that of enslaving the productive people to serve the unproductive people (that includes Government people and welfare recipients)?
            Or do your morals only apply to our ancestors?

          • DaveH

            From the article linked to in an above comment (Freedom and Federalism):
            “the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it” — General Lee.
            Was that prophetic or what?

          • Seek Wisdom

            Dave,like most conservatives,you simply evade a point if it doesn’t fit your argument.It doesn’t change the fact that,according to paul’s platform of states’rights,he would allow the practice of slavery if a state insisted on it.
            Gen Lee also predicted a southern victory in the civil war. And maybe you think they did since you believe his ‘prophesy’ has come to pass.
            If increased revenue is not applied to reducing the deficit,that is a separate issue needing address. But do you really think reduced spending alone will have much of an impact on reducing the deficit?
            Do you really think congress can even agree on where and what to cut?
            The myth of democrats being against any cuts is an old republican ploy to distract voters from the truth that they can’t agree what to cut. You’re bad-liberal rhetoric is disingenuous. No intellent person is buying it.

  • http://gmail.com sancheleezy

    In head to head polls against Obama, Representative Dr. Ron Paul would mount a strong opposition and a real difference with the present administration. So I totally disagree with Chip Wood except for the fact that we do need to elect other Tea Party types and Constitutional- minded individuals to the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to negate his power base. But I do believe that Americans are tired of the last 20 to 30 years of duplicitous government under both Democrats and uninformed Republicrats who have duped us all for way to long. Give Liberty and real peace and trade a chance and consider Dr. Ron Paul this year.

  • Okie Ron

    Y’all are worrying too much about the future. You’ve won.

    And your rulers know it. But they gotta keep ya whipped up to take up arms against the government, so they keep inventing new ObamaKenyaCommuNaziNiggaHomoSocialist Voodoo plots as barking points to kkkeep ya filled with rage.

    Ever since the MINUTE this man was elected by the American people, the cynical karlrovian forces that gave us unelected President Cheney have been busy working to ensure his downfall. Actually, this presents a really unique opportunity for the Confederacy Party (formerly known as the Republican Party, ‘sold out in ’68) to seize power, overthrow America and take us back to a good ‘ol timey America based on 1861-style values. They’re gonna get you to destroy us, thinkin’ your doin’ it for American Jesus.

    A couple of important aces in the hole:

    They’ve been beating the drum of “Second Amendment Remedies”. The rulers always disavow the statement with fake “concern” to fool the moderates in America with a wink, but they keep it alive ’cause they’re gonna use it.

    They’ve created an inverse logic that makes “elites” out of anyone who reads a book and a hero out of Beavis and Butthead–’cause they don’t trust anyone who’s educated. Never mind the fact that every third-world dictatorship that seizes power starts by shooting the people who can read, because dumbskys can always be manipulated to violence, but book-learnin’ people won’t always goose-step in time to the music.

    They’ve portrayed Obama as an almost mystical force of evil–capable of influencing America’s history even before he was born–and not in America even though his birth certificate lies that he was…and that he’s Muslim even though Muslims hate his guts. And that he’s socialist even though socialists hate his guts. And that he’s a liberal, even though liberals hate his guts for being so moderate and compromising with the rightwhite right.

    They’ve laid out a vast conspiracy, spanning all of human history, to show that the Liberal–the America-Hating-Al Qaeda-Loving Force that Inhabits All Evilduers–is seeking to subvert our righteous nation and while all of history may be a vast lie, there is a small handfull of Righteous, America-Loving, RealAmerican SuperPatriots to whom Jesus has given All Truth, and they constitute the nobility of a New Confederate States of America: Lord Limbaugh. Lady Ann. Lil’ Lord Hannity, et al.

    And while this clever liberal conspiracy actually looks like a disorganized mess–since 2 libs in a room will give you 3.5 opinions and they can’t agree about anything, therein lies the cleverness of their Evilduerism–so to not hang on every word that Lord Limbaugh and others say and repeat their barking points regularly is to “drink the koolaid”, and commit treason against RealAmerica.

    So while the field of “Republican” candidates–with the exception of Ron Paul, who sounds remarkably honest, sincere, and sane–are built to self-destruct in the general election, as America is already seeing them as the power-grubbing, phony Big Corporate shills that they are…
    …that’s exactly what they’re supposed to do: Implode. Self-destruct.

    That will leave you at the fever-pitch of hatred and despair against Obamanism that the rulers want you to be at…

    …because then one of you–it only takes one–will rise up and smite the evilduer.

    You, unlike the whiny liberal, are armed to the teeth. Your rulers have crowed that the President of the United States is traitor, that you are authorized to take by force what the electorate denies you, and–in a more whimsical note–that the President of the United States is a ‘piece of sh*t who can suck on your machine gun’.

    You will rise up and take with the bullet what you lose with the ballot.

    John Wilkes Booth, after all, was only a RealAmerican SuperPatriot exercising his Second Amendment Remedies. He executed (libs say “assassinated” or “murdered” ) the Big Government Traitor Abraham Lincoln for redistributing the wealth of the Confederacy’s Job Creators (libs call it “freeing the slaves”) taking away the single largest economic asset in America in 1861–trafficking in human beings–rewarding those who were common laborers who hadn’t accumulated wealth and punishing the ‘job creators’–plantation owners.

    The chaos that will ensue from your action will further alarm RealAmerican SuperPatriots to arms and in the chaos, the power will re-consolidate where it belongs, in the hands of those who know how to wield it and have the money and power to do so: America’s Corporations.

    Think about it:

    They have private armies (Blackwater Security demonstrated that they can field combat operations)

    They have a huge private prison system that already makes a TON of cash incarcerating Americans–and they’re built to expand. Unlike FEMA who can’t organize anything.

    With “Citizens United” (I have to smirk at that one every time I hear the name of that superpac–the cynicism of these guys makes me want to throw all of you under the bus just to suck up to ‘em. God, they’re good!) decision, America’s Corporations now own our electoral process. They can do what they need as cleverly as President Cheney’s secret meetings with the oil companies right before gas prices began to “blossom” and we invaded Iraq in Operation Iraqi Liberation…later changed to “Iraqi Freedom” because the acronym was a little too obvious).

    So don’t worry so much guys. You’ve won.

    Your rulers know exactly how to jerk your chain, get you to bark on command, and go to war with whom they want you to war against–and they have every intention of restoring an Olde-Timey Antebellum American Confederacy, with a few responsible wealthy guys who know what you need best, a middle class of sharecropper small businessmen who work for ‘em, and lots and lots of slaves.

    For them it’ll be glorious.

    It’ll be like Mourning In America all over again.

    • John

      Wow, just wow…..

    • Karolyn

      LOVE-LOVE-LOVE IT!

    • Joe H.

      okie,
      One problem, the “college educated” people were the ones supposedly leading the charge for Abummer!!! A lot of the highschool diploma types are the ones that own, carry, and make use of their second ammendment rights and a lot of them are the Ron Paul supporters! most all good people!!

      • cawmun cents

        The college edumacated crowd often uses eisegesics to the dismay of those who actually know what a document says.That way they can get the foolish to believe whatever they tell them it says,and subjugate them with false doctrine.That is a classic study of Marxism.
        And we know from listening to the left and the liberal,that Marxism is the foundation of their ethos.Sad but true.So when one pats another on the back and says good job,its alot like Stalin patting Trotsky on the back(with a knife)and saying good job!
        -CC.

        • DaveH

          Do you mean “exegesis” Cawmun?

  • SantaFeSteve

    They have managed to flip me. I am voting for Obama even though he is the worst President ever. Romney understands business but not capitalism. Gingrich is a sleaze, and Santorum is a bigot and Paul is an Antisemite.

    Obama is the lesser of these evils.

    Maybe in four more years the Republicans will be able to field a solid candidate.

    • David

      I always thought Sen. Chuck Hagel was a pretty decent guy. And he’s stayed pretty busy since he decided not to seek re-election. Including Co-Chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. A member of the Secretary of Defense’s Policy Board and Secretary of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future.
      Now tell me that isn’t presidential material. Including the fact he’s disgusted by partisan bickering and games.

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear SantaFeSteve,

      Upon what do you base your charge that Ron Paul is an Anti-Semite?

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Joe H.

        Bob,
        since it is eight, now, I guess he based it on mindless conjecture!

  • David

    Regardless of how you might feel about Obama. Or congress in general.
    Shouldn’t you also be wondering why every member of congress isn’t backing the president on this issue.
    This shouldn’t be a left or right issue. This should be a issue that EVERY member of congress and EVERY American can get behind and support the president on….And I for one am sick and tired of one side always trying to paint the other as the enemy. Regardless of your political viewpoint. http://democrats.waysandmeans.house.gov/media/pdf/112/POTUS_China_solar12-2-11.pdf

    • eddie47d

      I realize you didn’t mention Solyndra Solar but your China thread did show how China snockered them and how our companies are failing because of the lack of support upfront. Instead Congress dickers around until it’s too late and someone else grabs the prize. Always too little and too late.

  • patxtra

    Christie a conservative? I think that proved true when we read recently he just nominated an openly gay to the NJ court.

    • John

      You believe that conservative means automatically one has to subscribe to religious hate and division?

      • Karolyn

        I think that’s what most of them believe!

        • Joe H.

          karolyn,
          I have seen more divisive and unproven statements from you libbies!! As a matter of fact, YOU have made more anti-religeous remarks than anybody else I can think of, other than coal miner, of course!

  • patxtra

    oops….meant proved UNTRUE as a conservative….forget the important word NOT…

  • twinkie1cat

    Paul is intersting. In some things I agree with him and some I don’t, namely foreign policy, but at least he does not turn with each wind.

    Mitt is wishy-washy. The man is a moderate and needs to say that moderation is what is best for America. We appreciate honesty. He has a serious strike with being a Mormon is well because the religious extremists are not going to vote for him much quicker than they would for a Muslim.

    I am going to say it and warn it. Newt is a dangerous Georgia good-old-boy. Purely and simply that is what he is. I don’t care if he lives in Virginia now, he is from Cobb County, the conservative decorated wart on the nose of Metro Atlanta. Think the lynching of Leo Frank in the Marietta Square for a crime he obviously did not commit. He was Jewish and that made it ok to the KKK in Cobb. And he DID to that to his first wife. I had a co-worker who was a personal friend of hers. The man has no values and the party that supposedly stands for family values wants him in the presidency???? The man even changed his relgion so that all he has to do is take communion and say a pre-written prayer to go to heaven! He does not have to live his faith before God or do anything important to redeem himself.

    The Republicans seem to be imploding. Their only decent candidate was Huntsman. The Teaparties have too many who want the power and the glory and not enough stamp lickers. Just last night the leadership of the Baton Rouge Teas quit. YAY!

    • Mike Dorsey

      I do wish ANY and ALL who run for this office be asked about ANY affiliation with the Bilderburg Group, Tri-Laterial Commission, or ANY Special interest group that believes in the New World Order! Have you attended any meetings with these, ever?

    • Carl Manning

      Newt is far worse than a Georgia good-ol’-boy. Newt’s not REALLY a Georgian good-ol’-boy at all actually. He’s actually from Pennsylvania, you know. He grew up as an Army brat, so he probably lived all over the place. I know this because I live in Atlanta, Georgia. Newt is a Democrat who ran as a Republican years ago in Georgia because he couldn’t break into the good-ol’-boy political Establishment that was owned by the Democrats back then. Far too many Republicans fail to understand that so many of these RINO’s are former Democrats who switched parties to gain political traction. The Georgia State government was owned by the Democrats for years. Eventually, as it became more fashionable to vote republican in the South, one by one, these former Democrats switched parties and became RINO’s.

    • cawmun cents

      In case you didnt know,they already voted for a Muslim.
      Barack Hussein Obama……that doesnt sound like an Islamic name at all does it?Some peoples children….I tell you what…….
      -CC.

  • http://libertydigest tina

    see obamaballotchallenge.com hammer your Secretaries of State. see obamareleaseyourrecords.com see thewhitehatsreport.com for more info.

  • ANNE

    All these statement are true, but why isn’t anyone talking about the fact that Obama ignored a Georgia Court Order to appear, yesterday, for an Eligibility Hearing. There has been nothing in any of the MSM newspapers or on any of the liberal television stations, this hearing and the outcome could be the end of Obama and our worries about our future.

    • John

      He must have had his reasons, not was the court authorized to to do so…but that’s not the point really, the point is that this whole issue will amount to nothing like the other issues WND and Corsi have started… in the end it will be thrown out.

    • Brian

      No, ANNE, we’ll still have worries about our future…EVEN IF Ron Paul were elected, not just to the Republican nomination, but to the presidency, he would have to convince the other 435 members of the House and Senate to do as he would like…What are the odds of that? The bottom line is if the Dims would crash the economy in 1 day, the Pubs will take 2…The debt that we have now will never be repaid – it will be defaulted on or inflated away. Default has it’s own relevant happenings and inflation will be society destroying…

  • Santiago

    corporation usa is not only financially banckrupted but also politically corrupted. and what do the corporation usa workers do? keep praising and enriching their ceo and staff members. corporation usa is upside down, yes anyone can agree, but the key issue is why; why is corporation usa so doom to fail? what and who is leading corp usa to the abiss? only american themselves: every time an american entitled a puppet candidate ither in the local or federal level is dooming corp usa to the abiss. what can be done? stop listenong the mass media interpreters, those so called “experts” and start listening the candidates directly, pay atention to their own words not the partialised journalists under the networks payrolls favoring the candidates of their share holders. but that will never be possible so coproration america is doom to fail and the only cause is not their leaders but the people who choose those leaders

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Mimi

    I would like to give my 2 cents about our candidates. It has been a huge mistake for them to be manipulated by liberal hosts to attack each other. All it does, is turn the audience away in disgust. It also diminishes them. Not the right objective. We want only to hear the issues, and Obama’s record revealed and denounced. Other than Ron Paul, who clearly knows his domestic issues, but is woefully naive about foreign policy in the overall,and Mitt Romney, whose record is unfortunately a liberal one, the two others would do much better than Obama any day of the year. But if Obama had been vetted like these guys, it would have been the joke of the year. This man can hardly talk or think on his own. At least Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have minds. We cannot,must not, let Obama be voted back in. And when people don’t vote, they’re giving their vote to Obama. Reprehensible a decision.
    Then they deserve what they get. Unfortunately the rest of us will be injured (they will be too, but they’re too stupid to realize it, until it’s too late).

  • Willie

    No wonder the country is so screwed up. Anyone whith half a brain that reads the crazy opinions and believes this crap in these blogs,
    is the cause of the problems in this Country. Not the Government,
    The American people not sticking together, but dividing the country with these lies and crazy opinions. Most of it based on greed and
    all for me and nothing for anyone else. Keeep it up America, most of you that write this stuff are nuts and causing the problems we have yourselves. Better get together and agree on something. Hatred will not fix our problems.

    • Karolyn

      Amen!

    • Brian

      No, Willie, hatred will not fix our problems…’Our problems’ go much deeper than that – no matter who is the president, our problems exist and WILL be dealt with though not in a manner that we as citizens want…The people writing this blog are NOT the cause of our problems – you need to think WHAT our problems are and not make baseless accusations…

      • Karolyn

        Many people who write the blogs make money on stirring the pot and keeping it stirred.

    • Joe H.

      willie,
      When they stop trying to remove my and your rights, I will try to get along with them. When they stop trying to remove, by force, what is in my pockets from my hard enterprise, I will try to get along. When they start following the constitution as they are SUPPOSED to, then and only THEN will I try to get along!!

  • New Creation

    Ron Paul = less govt. in our lives, restrained by the cnstitution
    Obama/Newt/romney= Constitution Trampled on/more of the same

    (Romney upholds the NDAA) dont EVEn vote for hm
    RP supporters wont vote a Rino, so newts unelectable
    & Santorum didnt qualifuy for some key Deligate states
    Plus he’s bound to start a war before giving Peace a chance 1st !
    (if we get in a war under Ron Paul, No Doubt we;d be the Good guys) !

    • Earl, QUEENS, NY

      I still cannot understand, nor will I ever agree with, those of you who blindly support a nincompoop – crackpot like ‘MoRon’ Paul. He may be better than BHO or the RINO Mitt-nitwit Obam-ney on some issues. But he is a George McGovern on foreign policy, and it is said that he favors legalization of illegal mind-altering drugs. In fact, judging by his remarks about Osama Bin Laden, ‘Wrong’ Paul maybe even worse than Obama on foreign policy. I agree with libertarians on some issues, but overall they are simply too laisse-faire. We should NOT legalize mind-altering drugs!! We need to retain some good moral values. What we really need is a solid conservative, and MoRon ‘Wrong’ Paul is not one of them. In fact, MoRon Paul has supposedly badmouthed many conservatives.

  • Norm

    I am really more concerned about what Obama could do to the Supreme Court with several more nominees likely in his “second term” than his whatever damage his socialist legislative agenda might wreak upon us. A liberal bias on the Court could finish off Second Amendment rights, do damage to religious freedoms, etc., etc. Real long term damage!

  • HKaufman

    Really is out of place to write nothing but disparaging trite comments, everyone has a right to like or dislike something or someone, but to write nothing but mundane garbage nothing more then a group of 7 year old children. Plain and simple, “IF YOU DONT LIKE SOMETHING OR SOMEONE CHANGE THE OUTCOME…First Tues in November your shot to vote. STOP TALKING THE TALK and WALK the WALK……

    • Joe H.

      already walk the walk and have donated to the candidate of my choice, Ron Paul!! I will do so again this spring. If he isn’t on the ballot I will ask for a paper ballot and write his name in!! If enough did this, he would win!

  • Altaica

    What a sorry bunch of candidates. There’s not a snowball’s chance in hell I would ever vote for Newt after the track record I suffered as a former constituent in Connecticut. No way I’d vote for the failure-and-chief we have now, either. Not impressed with Romney either. Santorum to me is exactly what the dictionary definition of his last name means in my opinion. Looks like yet another year where I spend time writing a name on my ballot.

  • Dale

    I can’t believe during the Tampa debates not one of the candidates even mentioned energy dependance and the stand Obama took on the Keystone pipeline. Instead Obama continues to choose to fund middle east and Venezuela, both hazardous to America. You need to watch this Canadian telecast:

    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/keystone-calamity/1400506675001

    Then you will know the truth intentions of Obama.

  • Dee Wood

    “Those who fail to remember history, are doomed to repeat it!”
    When FDR was in the same position, after Hoover, he enacted some wonderful organizations to get us up and out of the economic doldrums. I was cheered to see that Obama IS going to resurrect what used to be the WPA projects by putting people to work FIXING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE!! It is badly in need of repair and it will put thousands to work!
    If the Republicans deny him the right to do so, it will be the final nail in their coffin.
    FDR had a winning plan and we should revisit it!!

    • http://google.com Rob Luna

      It’s always so easy for Obama to get the simple minded democrats excited. For Example:
      “Those who fail to remember history, are doomed to repeat it!”
      When FDR was in the same position, after Hoover, he enacted some wonderful organizations to get us up and out of the economic doldrums. I was cheered to see that Obama IS going to resurrect what used to be the WPA projects by putting people to work FIXING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE!! It is badly in need of repair and it will put thousands to work!”
      Obama has been telling the same lie about rebuilding the infrastructure three times in his State of the DisUnion Addresses. Just as before nothing will be done. Obama knows we can’t afford this since we’re already $17 Trillion in debt. If we spent this much money, the economy would collapse before the first nail was hammered. This infrastructure fix you’re cheering about is completely bogus. Building bridges are performed by Unionized Government Workers using specialty equipment. We don’t need any more Union public sector jobs (this means government jobs) we need private sector jobs which is where the jobs have been lost. Obama is counting on air head dems not knowing the difference. Those great WPA projects good ol FDR gave us is one reason we’re broke today. Those projects turned into lifetime entitlements for many people. Obama knows this plan will never pass so he’s going to lie as usual and blame the Republicans for voting no and you democrats will cheer and clap and tell him what a great president he is.
      Sadly, it people just like you who have put us in this predicament we’re in now. Obama has been using you like a wet dish towel. He knows what to say and do to press your buttons. Obama has given us 9% unemployment when it was 6% before. We now have 7% inflation we haven’t had in 35 years. We had our credit rating lowered for the first time. Food Stamps at all time high, Poverty at an all time high. Lowest new housing starts in history. Obama has increased the debt more than all other presidents combined. Our Military is going to be slashed putting 100,000 more people out of work. National security at an all time low due to Military cuts and lack of Border control. Race relations are the worst in 45 years. The Middle East is more dangerous than before 1972. Islam has taken all power in the Middle East. Gasoline up $1.40 per gal., Obama has tried to slash the petroleum industry’s growth using the EPA. Obama killed 100,000 new jobs with the Keystone fiasco. Obama has lost 2 million jobs since being in office. All of this and I haven’t touched on his Constitutional violations and breaking the law. America can’t take any more cheers from democrats. Wake up and get real.

  • http://yahoo.com Don

    The American People are the ones who are still being duped and who will be the biggest losers in November, no matter which “party’s candidate” is elected. It is nothing more than a giant facade! When the cameras go off, they all go to the same clubs, the same cocktail parties. They have long since lost touch with the electorate. They have indeed become America’s Kings and Queens, its royalty. The system is broken, cannot be fixed and will be collapse sooner or later. We will see martial law, the use of American troops AGAINST her own citizens, and the re-creation of “concentration” or camps such as we had during WWII for the Japanese. Meanwhile, we have the POWERBASE…Rove, Morris, Coulter, and our phoney “Conservative” commentators who will not survive on air unless Obama is re-elected.

  • Patriot

    Truth be told, the people have been punked yet again by the Republican Progressives (read Socialists)into thinking they have real Conservative choices to choose from, when the two front runners are both progressive socialist as well. The two best candidates are given little support or respect from any Wing of the evil Bird in Washington and the voters are just drinking and eating the Kool-Aid and Pablum like it was healing Honey. Obama is laughing himself silly at what he and they are doing to us with impunity, and without mercy. The Onslaught has begun, and will soon give us the rewards of a North Korea, Red China and Stalinist Russia.

  • Mike Dorsey

    As an American who understands that both parties have participated in nearly destroying this Republic to where we are now, to see Obama reelected would be the coupe de grace! The democrats are far left of what the Constitution and Declaration of Independence has given us, that which has made America great! Too many Republicans have joined the good ole boys club and are not much better than the other party, taking advantage of their office for their own sake and selling out the people whom elected them. The Tea Party on the whole gets it in my opinion. Americans need to stick to what gave them greatness, trusting God and sticking to the Constitution!

    Having said that ANY of the Republican candidates would be better to help correct America’s path than another term of BHO. As far as Chris Christi, I understand he is anti-gun, don’t need him! Hillary is part of the problem. Paul I am afraid would hang Israel out to dry and Iran/The Muslim Brotherhood is going to be an issue sooner than later! Would have preferred Oliver North, Sarah Palin, or Michelle Bachman to get the nomination but there are no perfect candidates! Any of the four remaining candidates are closer to being Constitutionalists miles ahead of Obama who ignores it!

  • SaveAmericaNow

    I pray everyone realizes the importance of voting in this election. This country cannot survive another 4 years under Obama, his questionable czars and appointed staff, his disregard for our Constitution, and not listening to the voice of American people. I am a graphic designer by profession, have been for over 30 years, I downloaded the birth certificate posted by the White House, guess it was last spring(?). The first thing I noticed was the layers, these are not normal on a pdf document unless there were changes made to the original file, or it was meant to be an “editable” file like a form that is sent out to be filled in. The person that manipulated the original files must have left the pdf in this format to alert us of the fraudulent act that had been done to Obama’s birth certificate, or they were very stupid to not “flatten” the file before making the pdf. I’d even be willing to testify along with the other folks in the graphics profession that see this too. It shows up in Adobe Illustrator as the layers, you can tell the original text and number, etc. have been changed. Say what you will, but this should dealt with. This should have been verified before he was ever voted into any government office, much less being allowed to claim the highest seat in our government. That said, I have little hope that this will be dealt with by the higher courts, so that leaves the only thing we can do, we the people, VOTE him out of office in November. I see a lot of Ron Paul supporters feel it best to write in his name if he doesn’t make it though the primary. Don’t you see that act will split the votes and the current administration will win and have another four years to bring this country down???? Please think hard on this, we must unite on our vote. Again, no candidate is perfect, I’d much rather see a much more conservative candidate win, but any four Republican candidates we have now would be a much better president than we have now. This is far too important of an election to talk about voting for Obama because Ron Paul, (or your favorite candidate might not be elected in the Republican primaries). It’s almost a guarantee that there will be so many fraudulent votes in this election that we must unite behind the Republican candidates for office of president and all seats up for election. Please do your research, those that believe everything is hunky-dorey with the current agenda, open your minds to all the information out there, and yes give Fox a chance too, you will get both views on the issues, unlike the mainstream media who only report on favorable liberal agenda/news stories, you never hear the bad stuff. I know I’m ranting, but I really think a lot of folks don’t see the dire straits of what’s really going on with this administration, everyday it’s something new, hard to keep up with, and very stressful. Thanks for listening and let your heart lead you, but please get all the facts and realities on the table first. Have a great weekend everyone.

    • DaveH

      United we Stand, Divided we Fall. Sounds so simple. But who do we stand behind? Who makes that choice?
      ABO just doesn’t cut the mustard. If we don’t elect candidates who truly want to shrink Government and give our Freedom back, we may as well not vote at all because nothing is going to change. Half of the Tea Party Candidates turned on us in the Debt Ceiling increase. Obviously they weren’t properly vetted by the voters. The voters must wake up and realize that the natural inclination of Leaders is to feather their own nests. We must maintain constant vigilance, otherwise we fall.
      I will vote only for those Candidates who promise to shrink Government dramatically, and then I will watch their votes to see if they indeed follow through on their promises (all of them). If they don’t, they’ve lost my vote in the next election.

  • jopa

    Well it looks as though the country is not as divided as before taking in that over 90% of the American public agree with the Presidents SOTU speech.President Obama is a uniter not a divider and that is what this country really needs.With all of his accomplishments on the economy and world matters, America is truly great once again.Thank you Mr. President.

  • http://google.com Rob Luna

    Neither party has treated the Nation well. But if Obama is reelected it will spell doom for America. Obama has destroyed everything from our economy to foreign affairs to race relations. Never in my 54 years have I seen such hate and distrust between Americans. Obama has used wealth envy to divide Americans, he’s used race and voting rights to seperate us. The economy is in shambles. The Middle East a ticking time bomb. Communism is flowing across the borders. Immigration is out of control and Obama is worried about green energy when we have enough oil and natural gas to last 200 years.

    • Karolyn

      Where do so many get this notion about “destroyed race relations?” I have seen no evidence of this, and I live in the south, with a high black population. Explain please!

      • JeffH

        K, it’s pretty obvious…anything negative said about Obama becomes an accusation of racism because he’s “black”(not true, mullato)…DUH! Other than the overuse of the word “hate”, that’s the standard cry from Democrats, liberals and most all of the liberals that post on this forum. The Tea Party has been constantly accused of being racists…it has become almost laughable how many times anti-Obama commenters are called racists because they don’t agree with his policies and the path he’s “leading”(?) this country down. Don’t mistake the few who “are” openly racist with everyone else. It’s always a two way street.

        Don’t be so naive to think it’s not out there and Obama hasn’t been fueling the fire.

        • Palin16

          JeffH,
          The liberals are the true racists, more so than conservatives. I was watching Obummers’s SOTU message with a liberal friend visiting from out-of-town. He commented that he voted for Obummer as the lesser of two evils. I asked who he would prefer. He stated Hillary, because he had a problem with accepting a “black” president. I was a little shocked, but I guess I shouldn’t have been. After all, the KKK was started by a group of Southern democrats. He also told me how much he admired LBJ and hated J. Edgar Hoover. Funny, the two were close friends for over 30 years. LBJ made numerous calls to Hoover right after the JFK assassination.

        • http://deleted Claire

          Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson also add fuel to the fire. It is sad, but this issue will never go away. Not with the type of people that keep harping about it.

          • Palin16

            Yes I’ll never forget the dispicable manner of Jesse Jackson, after Martin Luther King was shot, claiming that Dr. King died in his arms.

  • chuckb

    if the conservatives lose this race we can blame the republican hierarchy, they have along with mitt romney stirred up the personal attacks against newt gingrich and in order to get their man elected will destroy any chance of any conservative winning.
    none of these candidates are Jesus Christ, everyone has a skeleton or two in the closet, unless it pertains to something serious then they should shut up.
    marc rubio has shown where he stands by backing a so called moderate
    so we can forget him, charlie crist is on the romney wagon so that should tell you something.
    we should all take a good look at the republican party, is it as conservative as we think. as a lifelong republican and i mean a long life long republican, i have dropped into the independent ranks, i now see the republican party as it truly is. (moderate liberal)
    the last two republican terms in control of the house has given me second thoughts about how conservative they are, they are just like the bolsheviks, power and money is their goal and the country can go to hell.
    we need someone who will not march the party line.
    ron paul doesn’t stand a chance, his support is mainly college kids and the hop head crowd hoping to relax the drug laws, without that he wouldn’t poll 5%

    • Freedom

      I agree with much of what you said. I quit being a Republican back in the late 90′s because they no longer represented my CONSERVATIVE VALUES. I became disalusioned after they nominated the RINO Bob Dole in 96.

      I am an independent Conservative.

      • Earl, QUEENS, NY

        And sadly so many primary voters are voting for the RINO Mitt-nitwit Romney. Nitwit appears a lot more liberal than Bob Dole or John McCain. In fact, many people don’t believe Romney (if elected) will keep his promise to repeal Obamacare. I saw a great caption on the Fox News screen last week – something like: Why do you want to nominate the man (Romney) who lost to the man (John McCain) who lost to Obama on 11/4/2008!! People need to vote wisely in these primaries. The 2012 election is too important to repeat the foolish mistakes of 1976, 1996 and 2008.

    • http://deleted Claire

      chuckb–Good post.

  • Freedom

    “Where were candidates like Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, Haley Barbour”

    With the exception of Paul Ryan, the rest of that list is a bucnh of MODERATE RINOS, none that would do this nation any good.

  • PJ

    I haven’t read all 400+ responses but simply want to say that, UNFORTUNATELY, Chip IS dead-on RIGHT.

    The “brilliant” Reublican candidates have written and presented every strategic point that Obama needs to flatten ANY Republican candidate! (So, among other things, Obama’s campaign saves millions of dollars — and weeks of time — normally spent on strategizing.)

    Even better than that, Obama’s minions don’t even have to spend the time and money writing any scripts nor hire any actors to present their pitch — all they need to do is re-play the videotapes of “Republicans bashing their own.”

    And the HIGH “credibility” of REPUBLICANS BASHING REPUBLICANS is a gift (to them) from the gods. (Small “g” for two reasons! — Dumbocrats don’t like to [are afraid to?] admit that God exists, and, He wouldn’t give them such a gift.)

    And, of course the (un)liberal media will do likewise — just re-play the “Republicans attacking Republicans” videotapes to get their agenda, er, reportage, across — to justify/verify the point of their so-called “news reports.”

    Sadly, it IS already over.

  • John Acord

    Decent analysis, except this may well be a deadlocked convention with neither Romney or Gingrich with sufficient votes and Ron Paul holding the balance. With Paul’s supporters gearing up for a Third Party run and unwilling to compromise, it may well be decided to give him the nomination. Paul’s chances of winning the nomination are increasing dramatically the more the two faux conservatives beat each other up.

  • BORN AMERICAN

    I’ve always had the impression that news and media reporters were very intelligent because they had to report and clearly communicate events that were occuring at that moment. I’ve had this impression of reporters for many years, but after seeing the Florida Rep. debate on Jan. 26, 2012 on CNN which was moderated by Wolf Bleitser I’ve reached the conclusion that ALL REPORTERS regardless of what media or what organization they work for are nothing more than a bunch of IDIOTS! I had the impression, as I followed the debate that the moderator Wolf Bleitser was deliberately pitting Mitt Romney against Newt Gingrich in order to stimulate the debate and possibly to give the impression that Mitt Romney is more presidential and in control of any situation confronted at him by Gingrich, or any questions in general by the moderator or by the audience. As I witnessed, Newt Gingrich tried to offset any personal questions and any debating .. regarding his and Romneys personal disagreements, to rather discuss Americas problems and how to solve them, and yet the moderator did’nt care and continued to prod these two gentlemen into attacking each other. Why? Is it because CNN prefered to have an exciting debate between two candidates over something that has been discussed and argued many times before, than rather discuss what the American people are really interested in, how to correct and reverse the failed Obama policies and get America back on track. For more than five years Mitt Romney has spend millions of dollars into preparing himself to run for president of the U.S. and yet I got the impression watching him studder, rolling his eyes, and trying to think of proper answers to questions during the various debates against Newt Gingrich, that Romney is unprepared for the gruelling questions and attacks that will be directed to his person, income, exaggerations and the lies that will be thrown at him by Barack Hussein Obama (the worst lier of a president we’ve ever had) and his cronies. I also have the impression that the media for some reason since the beginning of the debates, prefer and are trying to groom Mitt Romney as the front-runner for the presidency. Why … is it because he looks more presidential? Or is the news media setting Romney up to go against Obama knowing that he will definitely lose. Guaranteeing Obama whom they’ve been protecting, not vetting and not critizing since he became president, to win? Only the news media and those within the privileged circle know why. Perhaps it’s the various news media organizations collabarating with one another to create and to stimulate news, disregarding Americas problems. Perhaps it’s the news medias that are at the root of the problems that are currently affecting America and our system. And it’s becoming very clear that there is a hidden agenda within the American system, a controlling faction that is manipulating the news and the American people to go in the direction that the controlling factions want. Don’t let looks fool you. We need someone knowledgeable, strong and prepared, and won’t studder, but quickly answer questions and confront Obama and his lies and throw them back at him. Someone who knows the American system and what the American people want and need, and won’t take Obamas lies and exerggerations in stride, a person that will announce loudly and point out all of Obamas failed policies and his trying to destroy the Constitution of the United States and in trying to convert America into a Socialist/Communist country. VOTE SOC/COMMUNIST BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA OUT IN 2012!! VOTE NEWT GINGRICH (AMERICAS HOPE) IN 2012!!!!!

    • Karolyn

      Not in this life!

    • Patriotic Warrior

      The Lame Stream Media,CNN, MSNBC, etc. are PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS…AND it’s all about the “gottcha questions” and RATINGS since they have low rating anyway. “Born America”…look up the following: Agenda 21, Foreign Trade Zones, One World Order…just these alone will scare the pants off of you and it will be crystal clear what’s happening to AMERICA….then join a TEA PARTY GROUP..”Taxed Enough Already”, who believes in smaller government, personal accountability, fiscal responsibility..the things our Forefather’s believed in. I’m with you, Newt may be our last best HOPE …as this president who ran on “Hope & Change” has left the American People “HOPELESS AND SHORTCHANGED!” Join the Patriot Uprising before it’s too late…Engage & fight for your country. “IT IS THE DUTY, OBLIGATION & RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN TO DEFEND THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES!”…..Are you DOING your part?

    • http://deleted Claire

      Newt the toot? Yegods.

  • http://yahoo scout

    Know your opponents. Who are they? your neighbor? your employer? who are they? Begin picking these people out so when the time comes……….

    • Joe H.

      scout,
      you have stated the problem in this race. the possible candidates, with the exception of Dr. Paul, have down graded each other so much that the ones that DON’T get to know their choices( probably at least 50% of the voters) believe all that is said. They could have a man that stands for principles, but since they have heard a few bad untrue things about him, they think Ron Paul is un principled and unelectable, which couldn’t be further from the truth!

  • Palin16

    Obama was here in Vegas yesterday to supposedly speak about UPS using some clean greenie energy thing. Then he left in his 12 car motorcade, all using fossil fuels.

    • Joe H.

      Palin16,
      let’s not forget that humongous airforce one he hops around the country in!!!

      • Palin16

        Joe, I can see right through Obama. Two years ago he infuriated the mayor of Las Vegas ( a democrat) when Obama said “don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas”. So the first thing he says when addressing the crowd here yesterday was “Hey folks, I LOVE Las Vegas.”
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96NLtvUQzZE

        • Palin16

          I guess it’s okay though if Michelle blows a bunch of cash in Spain.

          • Joe H.

            Well,uh, OF COURSE!!! That’s OUTSIDE the US!!!!

  • Victoria

    Government won’t come to a standstill if Obama is elected. He’s been using Executive Orders to by-pass Congress and Congress has called him out on it, yet. He used an Executive Order to send money to a foreign country (can’t remember which one, just that he did it) when the House voted it down. He used Executive Order to send troops into Africa without even discussing it with Congress. After he did it, he wrote Congress a letter and told them he did it. I believe if Obama is re-elected, he will find a way to minimize the Legislative and Judiciary branches and his re-election for terms afterward will remind us of Cuba’s. I wonder if Jimmy Carter will put his stamp of approval on that because it was a fair election like does on the Cuba elections.

    • Patriotic Warrior

      Victoria….if everything happens as you think it will, & I thinki t might, there will be a CIVIL UPRISING…SO IF You are unarmed now, GET ARMED! It’s LOCK ‘N’ LOAD TIME….prepare yourself…riots are predicted by summer!

  • Darryl Carter

    Whoever wrote this article is a bit rusty on geography and demography. Florida is NOT “twice as large as any other State east of the Mississippi”. Shall we begin the comparisons review with New York ?

    • Alex

      Geography is not a strong field in this country. Total joke.

    • Joe H.

      As I said before, SO WHAT???? Quit nit picking!!! for cripes sake, there are more important things at hand other than which state is larger than the other!!! Good Grief!!!

  • Wyatt

    Well if he wins you can say goodbye to America as you know it . His new title wile be president and Dictator for life .

  • Jon

    Flordia is the second largest state east of the Mississippi. Michigan is the largest. I have a problem with your report if you can’t keep your facts straight.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    If (God forbid) Obama gets re-elected, there are 2 reasons for this. First, it will be because we failed to nominate the right candidate to challenge him. It will be like 1976, 1996 and 2008 all over again, in which the GOP nominated the unelectable candidates Gerald Ford, Bob Dole and John McCain, respectively. These weak moderates all lost to their democrap opponents. Why can’t the GOP learn from its past mistakes instead of repeating them over and over again?? And now we see a RINO named Romney who, if elected, will probably prove to be not much better than BHO. In fact, many people say that Romney will NOT repeal Obamacare, but perhaps modify it. Thus he will only get one term. Likewise, many of you naive people seem to favor Ron Paul, who is a George McGovern on foreign policy. In fact, this fool Paul may be even worse than Obama on foreign policy. Anybody who’s worse than BHO must be defeated, and should concede the race for POTUS now!! Can you imagine this fool debating BHO on foreign policy?? I bet BHO could beat Ron Paul without a teleprompter!!

    Second, the problem is a large % of the voters don’t want to vote for the lesser of 2 evils, so they’ll either vote democrap or not vote at all. If you’re one of those voters, you need to be wary. YES, we do get frustrated with RINOs and moderate GOP wimps. But try to remember that elections have consequences, and electing democraps only makes bad situations worse. The 2006 and 2008 elections are clear proof of this. If you think today’s leftwing democraps will correct the GOP’s errors and govern more conservatively than the GOP, you probably believe in the tooth fairy!! GET REAL!! Even if we have to choose Romney or Paul over BHO, neither can be any worse. Of course many of us reluctantly voted for John McCain on 11/4/2008, mostly as a vote against the ‘One Big Awful Mistake America’. Although a poor choice for nominee, let’s realize McCain would’ve been a better POTUS in various ways. E.g., if I’m not mistaken, he did oppose Obamacare as well as the failed $800+ billion stimulus/porkulus bill. Thus there’d be no need to repeal Obamacare because it never would’ve passed in the first place. As for the latter, if porkulus were omitted from baselines, future FY budget deficits would be cut in half. Perhaps the best thing about a McCain victory in 2008 would’ve been Sarah Palin as Veep. Assuming McCain only served one term, Sarah would’ve enhanced her resume and maybe be elected POTUS this year. Thus, even if worse comes to worst and the GOP nominates one of the 2 lemons (Paul or Romney), let’s hope it’ll at least make a better choice for VP.

    Finally ….. Yes, Republicans are attacking each other. But this is the time to do it – in the primaries; in order to choose the best candidate to challenge BHO. After the nominee is chosen is the time to get behind whomever the GOP nominee is – and campaign against Obama.

  • http://ActionAmerica.org/ John Gaver

    This is all hyperbole. We hear the same thing from one or both parties every four years. “Oh, no! They’re creating TV ads for the other side!”

    Hello!!!? Does anyone really think that the other side wouldn’t say exactly the same thing, had the primary opponents not said it? DUH!

    As for the paulbots, who really thinks that ANY of them would EVER vote for ANY Republican, under ANY conditions. They’re closet Libertarians and after Paul loses the primary, every last one of them will vote LP or sit out the election and pout, as they have done in the past. As much as I hate to give Newt credit for anything even resembling coherent thought, he was spot on target when he denounced Paul’s views as “outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American.”

    Paul is a funny old man and he provides great comic relief at the debates. But he is not and never has been a serious presidential candidate, because many (not all) of his views are so far from what every decent American considers even marginally acceptable. Any candidate who thinks that he can get even the slightest boost by treating Paul as a credible candidate has been smoking the same weed that Paul’s supporters smoke. Paul’s supporters have never and never will vote Republican. That makes Paul completely irrelevant.

    Even if Paul were to run as an independent, it would not affect GOP votes more than a tiny fraction of a percent. Whey it would do is destroy the LP, because all traditional Libertarian voters would vote for Paul.

    As for the attack ads, they’re going to be over soon. If Romney wins Florida, as now appears likely, then it’s all over for Gingrich. If Gingrich can manage to pull out a win in Florida, then he can play the game for a while longer. But most of the coming states are Romney territory, so even winning Florida will only be a temporary reprieve. Romney will soon turn solidly to Obama and all of the Gingrich noise will be behind him.

    • Joe H.

      John Gaver,
      you couldn’t be more wrong. a lot of your so called “Paulbots” are people that in the past have held their nose and voted for the republican choice! I have voted in every election since 1969. Local and national and as for president, I have always held my nose and voted either for the lesser of two evils or AGAINST the liberal candidate. Well no more!! I will vote my conscience from now on!! I support ron Paul and he is the first candidate since Reagan that I have donated to!! Better TALK to a few “Paulbots”, a term I am proud to bear, and get an educated opinion and not just an opinion!!

  • Karolyn

    Just in: GDP up 2.5%; 1600 new hires at Chrysler; Consumer spending up 2%! More American companies with manufacturing facilities here seeing hikes in sales.

    • steve c

      Yeh sure they are. As soon as asshat (onumby) finds out he’ll find a way to stop it.

    • Joe H.

      Karolyn,
      good! That will make up for about 3/4s of the ones that will be laid off from another alternate energy plant that Abummer gave taxpayer money to!!!
      announced today that ener1 filed for bankruptcy protection! this lant was given about 75 million dollars of taxpayer money!! This with solyndra gives a real good(?) outlook for the US alternate energy arena, doesn’t it???

    • http://deleted Claire

      I love my Chrysler touring van-stow and go. It is awesome. Not as big as my ’94 Chevy full size van, but it sure is nice. Great for hauling the dogs to shows. The last trip I made to the Wisconsin shows with a full load I got 24 MPG on the way up and 27 MPG on the way back home.

    • http://deleted Claire

      Caterpillar is doing real well, too, thank the good Lord. My daughter works at the plant in central Illinois.

    • Palin16

      Don’t let Obummer fool you. There are always new hires for the holidays, so statistics gathered from November and December are meaningless. Right after New Years the temps are let go. Unemployment has remained high all through Obummer’s term, particularly among blacks, who he takes for granted will vote for him.

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      Karolyn and Joeh
      1
      Issue Pulse: Is the Economy Improving?
      http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/01/ui_issue_pulse.html -
      Jan 12, 2012 … Issue Pulse: Is the Economy Improving? Unemployment Is Down, but Our Work Isn’t Done. SOURCE: AP/Mark Lennihan. People talk with a …

  • Patriotic Warrior

    Does anyone out therereally think that BHO won’t bring up any “dirt” on any Republican candidate..EVEN IF HE HAS TO MAKE IT UP “CHICAGO STYLE”! Best to get things out now rather than the ususal TACTIC in elections…”at the last minute”. We the People are NOT going to elect a “milk toast” candidate to take on one of the most vicious of all contenders who has no “honor”. Remember when asked if he would take “Public funds’ for his campaign and he said ” yes” & thus so did John McCain….then “oops! I forgot about all that “foreign money from Iran, Soros, and others…I’ll just turn off the “protector” provided by US, the taxpayers, so that money can’t be traced..and take that money instead” That should have been the first sign to the American voter’s that he had no “honor”….he couldn’t even “honor” his word to John McCain…I’m glad that Jan Brewer stood up to this snake!

  • chuckb

    karolyn, are you spreading that stuff on your garden plot?

    • Joe H.

      chuckB,
      If she is, that garden must look like a prehistoric jungle!!!

  • sjmilne

    Ron Paul is the only candidate that will not take us to WWIII.

  • Bruce D.

    I understand your perspective Chip but I still believe Obama will lose. You are overly pessimistic. At least wait until the nominee of the party is chosen and the polls come out before you jump to conclusions. Newt’s quote is overly stupid as he shoots from the hip a lot. He is the least trustworthy of the group.

  • WiseOvOwl

    My title for this response is “The Art of Chumming”:
    It is a well known technique of shark fishers to bait the waters using what is called Chum which excites a sharks senses to draw them in for the hook with the bait carefully placed calculated to bring in their haul (all be it, this Chum is not for sharks but people). To enlighten you some what on this Chumming technique; it has been deployed for numerous decades to Chum people. This Chumming technique is not deployed based to basic necessities for people but to impose and trample on their instinct of fear. Therefore we saw two great “Chummers” standing in the surf while they cut each other to be the top “Chummer”, while the third one stood on the shore; only one in last nights Florida debates wisely placed himself on a ship but didn’t utilize Chum for he held the constitution and people first with an impeccable voting record on these matters while neither baiting a hook just simply allowed his record and vision to speak for himself. They have definitely baited the “Great White Chummer” Obama in for their kill while the third is too close to the shore. It is painstakingly obvious that Obama’s biggest fear to face in the 2012 elections is Ron Paul and has been deceptively faking a lot of ideas recently.

  • Kris

    Barack Obama, the Socialist President, has to go. We need to elect a President who will bring back democracy to this country.

  • gordon

    yeah, but what about the couple of supreme court justices he could place on the court!!!!!

  • http://personallibertydigest Gottaplenty

    all we have to do is watch the news media do their selections and that is who you definately dont want to vote for. They favor mitt every time. Knowing that the Kenian would eat him alive, thus supporting Obummer by having Romny the winning candidate.

  • sonata

    Mitt Romney is an Obama man and a wolf in sheeps clothing. He is there to see that the Republicans don’t win..He like Obama and his thug bunch are Liars!! Romney don’t want Newt Gingrich to win or anyone else for that matter that is why him and his bunch are working on overdrive to ruin the Republican party. They only want Obama to win again. Please people wake up and see what is going on right in front of your faces! Romney/Obama are LIARS and are trying to DESTROY us from putting America back on the right track to FREEDOM again!

  • http://deleted Claire

    The mayor here in town hired some of his friends and relatives for various city jobs shortly after he was elected. Now I read in this morning’s paper that several more people are being laid off that held city jobs. Typical politics. This guy was mayor about 20 years ago–How quickly ppeople forgot that this jerk was involved in shenanigans back then and was not re-elected. I guess some people will never learn.

  • Ryan

    Once we have selected our nominee, we must support him with all we have. I will not even consider the idea of a Saul Alinsky supporter serving another 4 years. He’s able to push somethings through without congressional approval. If he is allowed another 4 years, he will move to gain even more power. I think it unwise to even entertain the idea of an Obama re-election. Republicans and all those who want Obama out of office will rally!

  • jopa

    Ryan:Newt is constantly bringing up the name Saul Alinsky.Over ninety five per cent of the populace have no clue on who the man is and those that do have his philosophy all skewered.The only ones to use the name on a regular basis are Faux news Head Rush Limbow and a few on this site.Todays politics it is a non issue and totally senseless in even mentioning.

    • DaveH

      Manipulation of the Citizens by the Leaders is ALWAYS worth mentioning.

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      jopa,

      Who Is Saul Alinsky & Why Is Newt Gingrich Yammering About Him …
      http://themoderatevoice.com/136387/who-is-saul-alinsky-why-is-newt-gingrich-yammering-abou… – Cached
      2 days ago … On the night of his triumph in the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich declared that The centerpiece of this campaign, I believe, is American.

  • jopa

    PS;When the auto industry and Caterpillar do good America is making a great comeback.

  • Henry Stock

    Well, I don’t know what others will choose to do, but I intend to vote for anybody except Barrack Obama. We may be divided on who we would choose to run against him, but I believe that we are and we must be united on removing Obama from office.

    The leftists that have commented on this site claim that we hate the man. I don’t hate the man, but I hate what he has done to this country. Barrack Obama has been the most divisive person ever to hold the office of President of the United States. Just listen to his rhetoric. This man doesn’t even have the common sense to let his minions do the attacking. He does it directly! He implies that Republicans in particular and anybody in general that disagree with him are doing so for purely selfish reasons. So do most of his minions. This, I believe, is projection. Just listen to his State of the Union speech, if you can stomach it. It is full of this kind of rhetoric, although it is not the worst example of it.

    He had the gaul to use a quote from Abraham Lincoln about the government doing for the people only what they could not reasonably do for themselves. Doesn’t he realize that if we were to assume that he really believed that, then we could reasonable assume that he has a very low opinion of the American people. His actions show that he wants the government to do more and more each day. So he must believe that we are helpless imbeciles not capable of doing for ourselves.

    No, Obama is going down. And a billion dollars of advertising is not going to stop it.

    • DaveH

      What people need to realize is that Politicians (most of them) don’t care about anybody but themselves. The rest is simply lip-service to get re-elected.
      They don’t fight Foreign Wars to defend our Freedom. They fight Foreign Wars to defend their Foreign Leader Cronies and their Crony Capitalists.
      They don’t pass Welfare Laws to save the destitute. They pass Welfare Laws to buy votes.
      To believe otherwise is to believe Politicians are so ignorant that they can’t learn the reality that Government Grows inversely to the health of a country’s economy:
      http://www.freetheworld.com/2011/reports/world/EFW2011_complete.pdf

  • Gary

    The Candidates need to stop fighting with each other now. They need to talk and devise a cooperative plan to support the front runner who ever that may be. Newt has the IQ and the gifts to talk Obama into the ground. Romney has the business expereince to bring forth a climate to invest in the US without excessive regulations. Who ever becomes president need to cancel out Obama’s misdeeds.We need to get rid of the IRS, the EPA, the Federal Reserve, and any other massive government burdoning enity. There we can save money and not give up our national security with shrinking our military! Oh yes, we need a flat 20% sales tax on everyone, foreigners, people who work under the table. Politicians need to have the same insurance as the rest of us, and not be permitted to use insider information to enhance themselves economically. They need to stop taking from us. in doing so they cash in and lower the value of everyone’s stocks! Term limits too!

    Our freedom of speech and gun rights should also be preserved and Castle Laws be enacted throughout the country. Oh yes drill for oil and gas!

    • DaveH
    • George

      Gary I could not dis-agree more. The best turds always float and some stay around for a few flushes. I think the best turd will float in this race too and stay on top if thats not evident already. After all look at what has sunk and already gone out with the toilet water, Cain the rapist, Michele Bachman in her I-love-me crazy jacket with the sleeves untied. But in the end it doesn’t matter, it is still a turd. Overall I’m less concerned about them than the right wing loons that actually supported these people. I will say this to the religious brethren. Satan has hidden in well amongst us and I believe he is a republican.

  • Tierra-Naomi

    wow, this guy wrote some articles that suck, but this one is off the charts. I loathe Liberals, but this is why I quit voting for Republicans,….they are all wimpy cowards,…write your own names in if you dislike the choices,…you could do better than any of them!!!

  • Borsia

    The Republicans will loose by running either Gingrich or Romney against Obama.
    Elections are decided by the independent voters in virtually every race.
    As an independent with lots of like minded friends I can say that I would vote for Satan before I would vote for Gingrich, Satan is nicer and doesn’t have nearly as much baggage.
    Romney doesn’t fair much better and I will vote for a 3rd party if it is a choice between Romney or Obama.
    Paul is the only canddate they have that can carry the independent vote and the extreme right core isn’t giving him much support, despite his being the only one who could win.
    I have every bit of faith that they will choose one of these clowns and loose in 2012.

    • Henry Stock

      Borsia, you must be an Obama supporter then. Gingrich and Romney have their faults, but they are by no means as dangerous to our freedoms as is Obama and the Democrat leadership. Splitting the vote is almost a guarantee that you reelect Obama. That would be a disaster. Frankly, it is not going to be peaches and cream either way, but at least we can avoid some of the dangers. I will vote for Paul, or Santorum or Gingrich or Romney, whomever wins the nomination. My hope is that whoever wins is smart enough to take some of the good ideas from each candidate. Gingrich, for example, has adopted a stance similar to Paul’s on the FED. Though it may not go as far, at least he acknowledges the dangers of the FED and will fight for a stable money supply. All four candidates will work to abolish Obama Care. Santorum has some good tax ideas, as did Perry, as does Gingrich. Romney’s tax proposals are one thing that keep me from giving him consideration, but he is not as bad as Obama. All of these candidates will free energy production, at least they will if we give them the majorities in Congress that they will need. In those items alone, I can find enough reason to vote for any one of them.

      • DaveH

        Anybody but Ron Paul will just continue the Big Government growth. It may be too late already to stop the juggernaut of Big Government, but if it isn’t we don’t have much more time.
        I never waste my vote on the lesser of two evils, which is still just evil.

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    Contrary to the false propaganda proclaiming that Dr. Ron Paul is “not electable”, his numbers are rising, his support growing and he stands an excellent chance of winning both the GOP nomination and the 2012 presidential race.
    Dr. Paul’s opponents are desperate to stop Americans from listening to, and subsequently electing Ron Paul. Opponents of liberty falsely present Ron Paul as “unelectable” to the American people, attempting to plant subconscious seeds doubt of “don’t listen to him, don’t vote for him in the primaries or caucuses because he’ll never win”. This strategy is failing as more Americans hear Dr. Paul speak, leading them to contribute to his campaign and vote for him. The American public understands Dr. Paul’s common sense approach and trusts him. The other candidates are clearly in the race to serve their egos and personal agendas. The “Dr. Paul is not electable” rumors are deliberately created and spread solely as a calculated attempt to confuse honest, hard-working American with falsehoods such as “Ron Paul is crazy, anti-women, anti-Israel and anti-blacks. He’s isolationist, he’ll wreck the country, he’s anti-government”. These are simple “control the masses” fear tactics to try and stop Americans from actually listening to Dr. Paul, hearing his logical and intelligent plan and deciding for themselves.
    Dr. Paul went from third in Iowa, to second in New Hampshire and may win South Carolina. The new video about Romney’s career, King of Bain, depicts Romney as a deceptive and greedy man with Wall Street connections who made his money destroying viable companies. The film portrays as Romney unnecessarily eliminating jobs of hard-working people while getting rich himself.
    Romney is the unelectable candidate, not Dr. Paul.
    6. Dr. Paul not an “isolationist”. He is a veteran who believes in only going to war when it has been formally declared per the U.S. Constitution. “We shouldn’t have so many injured and in our hospitals because we shouldn’t go to war unless it’s declared. If it’s declared, we should go win it and get it over with.” If he were an isolationist, what reason would he be the candidate who gets the most donations from people in the military? Dr. Paul wants to withdraw from the United Nations, which would be the Constitutional thing to do. Thomas Jefferson, founding father and an author of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution stated, “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.” Regarding Israel, Dr. Paul said “Two of the tenets of a true Zionist are ‘self-determination’ and ‘self-reliance…We give $3 billion to Israel and $12 billion to her avowed enemies. How does that help Israel? And in return, we act like her master and demand veto power over her foreign policy.” Ron Paul states, “Any kind of racism or anti-Semitism is incompatible with my philosophy.” He is against foreign aid period. “I believe that federal foreign aid is absurd. We’re broke!… It is ridiculous for us to be borrowing money from China and giving it to Pakistan. I have described foreign aid as taking money from poor people in rich countries and giving it to rich people in poor countries. I know that many in other nations are hurting, but I also know that the American people are a generous people. While we should end the unconstitutional federal foreign aid program, I would encourage Americans to continue to voluntarily contribute to the needs of other nations.”
    5. Dr. Ron Paul would run the U.S. budget like many of us responsibly handle our money at home: Spending less than we make and getting rid of dishonest or unnecessary waste.
    4. Dr. Paul’s plans for the country make sense.
    3. Dr. Paul has the right track record, temperament and character to be President. He is mentally clear, firm and tells the truth.
    2. He is the only one who makes sense in the debates. If you watch the debates, he answers questions directly and honestly. The link in this paragraph lists the upcoming debates. Many traditional Democrats might find themselves voting for Dr. Paul after watching him in a few debates.
    1. Dr. Paul is the only person in the 2012 race for president who wants to serve the country. All the other candidates like the idea of the power, status, glory and success. Dr. Paul has humility and a humble approach that no other candidate has.

    “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

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    • DaveH

      Very Good, John.
      In regards to Foreign Aid, or any kind of Government Aid, it is simply NOT their money to give. If individuals want to contribute to Israel, or Pakistan, or wherever, they should do so — With their own money.

  • http://aol Rita Allen

    I just want to add it’s a shame how the nominees Romney and Greenwich (mostly Newt) are putting ahead their personal petty differences than going after the real threat of all american principles. They are playing for the Obama team that way.Can’t they see that?
    Yes it would have been ideal to have Christie and Rubio running.But, still there is hope Mitt and Newt come to their senses and bring out loud and clear the Obama record, plast it all over the media, remind americans we can’t afford 4 more years of class warfare- the most dividing president ever, calling fellow americans who don’t agree with him “the enemy”;making us lose for the first time our AAA rating, and standing behind corrupt and dishonest people like Holder.
    A president who’s principal agenda is punishing private success, and I can go on and on and I’m not saying anything new anyway, we all know what his is doing to this Country, even you liberals, only you don’t want to admit it.
    So,lets expect the worse but hope for the best.

    • eric

      lets hope the dirt is all out in the GOP race….. now the democrats are going to slash and bash with the money to do it n omatter who the nominee is… all we have to do is look at Obama’s credentials in the last 3 years…. hmmmmm he has not much to run on

  • http://www.thebeezbuzz.com PJ

    >>>Remember, the Administration can’t spend a penny on anything if Congress doesn’t appropriate it.<<

    You're forgetting ONE BIG IMPORTANT fact — Obama loves to use his Executive Order power. He has circumvented Congress on many occasions. He doesn't need Congress to spend money. If they won't give him authorization, he'll take it.

    • David

      Have you ever looked them up ?
      Or seen how many each president ( recently ) has established.

      Kind of interesting actually….
      http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/disposition.html

      • DaveH

        Executive Orders were never meant to be used as Law-making tools. The Congress has the Law-making powers. Executive Orders were simply tools meant to be used by the President to dictate to the Executive Branch agencies under his Power.
        Executive Orders as Law-making tools are simply Unconstitutional, as are so many other things our Federal Government engages in. What kind of message does it send to the citizens when Governments don’t obey the law?
        http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=1217

    • gatkins

      Have you noticed congress lately, especially in this economy. they say they care about people who are unemployed, but they have not done one thing to work w/this president to make changes.

  • jopa

    Coal miner;Great article on Saul Alinsky.Especially where it states the only thing that Saul and Barrack had in common was the fact they were both community organizers and that is where the comparison ends.Then it goes on to state that Newt the Grinch should learn a little about history.

  • Sam Durrance

    It is a defeatist attitude like yours that helped give us Obama the first time. It is one of the things that drives me crazy about “our side”. If we don’t get everything we want, we pack up our toys and go home. No candidate currently in the race completely represents me on every issue, and I would love to have some kind of “Superman” candidate that flew in and guaranteed the salvation of this country that we love, but we have to play the hand of cards we are dealt.
    I couldn’t disagree with you more about your theory concerning the results of another Obama administration. In addition, the idea that he could win the White House and the republicans retain the House and somehow take control of the Senate is ludicrous. I don’t believe that America as founded can survive another four years of this man. This is the time to take our stand. We have retreated to the sea and we have no choice but to stand back to back and fight to take back our country. Our General may be flawed, but our cause is just and we are in the right. If you can’t fight for him (whoever he is), fight for your children, grandchildren and your fellow Americans. I know your frustration, brother, but now is not the time to be a “sunshine soldier”. The stakes are too high!!!

  • jopa

    Sam: No President or any elected official will ever please anyone on every issue.However the people of this great country have spoken and President Obama was the choice of the majority and the best thing we can do for our country is to work with him.We have many GOP do nothings in Congress and the best thing to do is clean out the place and put in some new faces that will work with our President.I nor any other American believes President Obama to be right all the time however some of his policies have to be tried.This low tax trickle down economics hasn’t worked for the last eleven years and it is time for change.

    • DaveH

      Presidents weren’t intended by our Founders to have the kind of Power where it would matter if they pleased people or not:
      http://mises.org/books/leftright.pdf
      From the book:
      In “the early nineteenth century, when people actually did have private lives because the government dared not intrude. Family was autonomous and so too were extended families. Homes were sacred spaces. Businesses were private property. Neighborhoods managed their own affairs without outside intervention.
      There were no spooks listening in on phone calls, reading our mail, investigating our politics, monitoring our income and stealing up to half of it for “public policy”. There was no army of social workers telling people how to raise their kids. There was no war on tobacco or drugs. These were all private matters.
      Heads of households, pastors, and community leaders were the social authorities, not politicians. The president had no agencies to regulate business, tell property owners whom to hire and fire, much less pretend to manage the national and world economy”.

    • chuckb

      jopa, “put in some new faces to work with the president!!” what happened the last time he had people that worked with him, “pure disaster!”
      replace this puppet with a president.

    • newspooner

      Maybe the “GOP do nothings in Congress” are “doing nothing” because they aren’t formulating and passing more and more laws that further reduce our liberty. The Establishment presstitutes have been very successful for many years in getting the average person to think that passing more laws is good. We need to educate the sheeple and put pressure on congress to REPEAL the vast majority of all laws passed in the last 83 years.

  • http://PersonalLibertyAlert Wolverine2

    When I was a child someone told me a story of a little child in Africa named Zamboo. His Mom gave him a chicken leg which he was savoring while walking through the jungle. Nearby, was a pack of lions who smelled the boy. Each one of the lions wanted to be the one to eat Zamboo. So they decided that they all would jump in front of Zamboo and sorround him. So they did. Zamboo was scared but, did not show it to them and “non- challant” he told them that he was such a small prey that only one could satisfy his hunger by eating him. The lions looked at each other and asked him to choose the one, but Zamboo had a good idea . He told them that they should make in a circle and walk around him until the last one standing could pounce on him and have his meal. The lions agreed and in their greed each one decided to walk faster and faster each time. In their frenzy for hurrying up the lions the faster they run they started to melt turning themselves into butter. Zamboo then knowing he had defeated them all by his wits rather than by force. Zamboo scooped up the melted butter and brought it to his mother who sold it and bought Zamboo new clothes. So the Republicans will lose to their prey (i.e. The elections), should they not stop fighting each other; for someone will come and snatch it from under their nose. The Zamboo child in the WH is a clever one. People, don’t let it happen. We want one candidate that can defeat Zamboo at his game and that it, Newt Gingrich. Mit Romney and his money is only throwing “trinkets” with his ads, as in a4th of July parade. This election is not about trinkets is about the freedom of our country.

  • gatkins

    Hey!! have you noticed congress lately, our representatives in congress say they care about the plight of americans, job loss, citizens w/no insurance, underinsured, big financial co. taking advtg of people. Yet the members in congress has chosen not to work with this president. They have done nothing for almost 4 years….

  • Jim Rousch

    I’m having a blast reading all of your posts.

    Remember that it was Jan Brewer who disrespected the president-not the other way around. You don’t have to like the man, but respect the Office. Governor Brewer proved she has no respect for the presidency by getting into his face and wagging her finger.

    For once, I happen to agree with Mr. Livingston. The way that the Republicans are going, President Obama is virtually assured a second term, but it isn’t just because they are using each other for target practice.

    People have seen that the path which we have taken since (at least) the Eighties (and probably even since the days of the Nixon Administration!) bankrupted the country, as one cannot

  • Jim Rousch

    I’m having a blast reading all of your posts.

    Remember that it was Jan Brewer who disrespected the president-not the other way around. You don’t have to like the man, but respect the Office which he holds. Governor Brewer proved she has no respect for the presidency by getting into his face and wagging her finger.

    For once, I happen to agree with one of your conservative writers. The way that the Republicans are going, President Obama is virtually assured a second term, but it isn’t just because they are using each other for target practice.

    People have seen that the path which we have taken since (at least) the Eighties (and probably even since the days of the Nixon Administration!) bankrupted the country, as one cannot spend like drunken sailors on Pentagon programs while giving tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, and even President Eisenhower warned Republicans about the consequences of trying to kill Social Security-but no one in the Republican Party will listen.

    So…I will enjoy this debauchle which the RNC is bringing upon itself. And if you think you will make any gains in the House and Senate, I have to say that you will be soundly disappointed.

    Congressional Republicans may have forced the president to govern as
    a moderate, but they are about to learn that we have had enough with the austerity, paranoia, and negativity which conservatism brings.

    Oh, and one more thing: Obama killed Osama-Bush let him go.

    Have a nice day.

  • Jim Rousch

    I’m having a blast reading all of your posts.

    Remember that it was Jan Brewer who disrespected the president-not the other way around. You don’t have to like the man, but respect the Office which he holds. Governor Brewer proved she has no respect for the presidency by getting into his face and wagging her finger.

    For once, I happen to agree with one of your conservative writers. The way that the Republicans are going, President Obama is virtually assured a second term, but it isn’t just because they are using each other for target practice.

    People have seen that the path which we have taken since (at least)
    (post continued)

    spend like drunken sailors on Pentagon programs while giving tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, and even President Eisenhower warned Republicans about the consequences of trying to kill Social Security-but no one in the Republican Party will listen.

    So…I will enjoy this debauchle which the RNC is bringing upon itself. And if you think you will make any gains in the House and Senate, I have to say that you will be soundly disappointed.

    Congressional Republicans may have forced the president to govern as
    a moderate, but they are about to learn that we have had enough with the austerity, paranoia, and negativity which conservatism brings.

    Oh, and one more thing: Obama killed Osama-Bush let him go.

    Have a nice day.

  • Gary

    Well folks all this may be for not if you havent been following what is going on in the Georgia courts you need to get in there and read up on it. You might just see this illeagle be removed to a nice 8×8 cell for good keeping soon.

    • tgeer

      Since the Georgia court conceded that Obama’s BC was valid, what facts lead you to believe that Obama is illegal?

      He was born in the US (HI)
      He was over the required age (35)
      He was elected by the majority of the electoral college, and by the popular vote.

      That you don’t LIKE him does not, in any way, mean that he is illegal.

  • Brian

    From where I sit the only candidate who is really different from the other GOP candidates is RON PAUL. He will reduce government spending, he will close most of the 900 military bases around the world. He will close several government departments, and he will refer to the Constitution for guidance. he will reduce the size of government.

    It is government that is the problem. look at the transfer of debt from private companies to government in the bail outs! Where has it got us? It has not gained one job in the private sector. We now have a debt that will NEVER be repaid.

    The only candidate that we could safely say will direct his attention to this is RON PAUL. If GOD wants to destroy America he will have OBAMA reelected. GOD forbid!

  • Gringo Infidel

    Odd – the ‘anyone but G.W.Bush mindset put the usurper in the W.H. Now, similar sentiment is at work to put ‘anyone but’ the usurper back in.

    If the usurper DOES get re-elected – it will be so much easier to blame all the problems on his and his enablers. Those who continue to enable this person are a danger to this Republic.

    Yet, this Republic has survived Roosevelt, L.B.J, Carter, and Clinton.

    ALL elections are important so vote (for demoncrats – vote early and often)

  • Judy

    If we are conservative and if we are Christian, we must vote for Gingrich. It was the Democrats that started all the give away programs, who made people dependent on the government, who started taking from Social Security, who want gun control, abortions, nonsecured borders, out of control spending, promote same sex unions, do away with the older American as they are a drain on society, take from the people who have worked hard and sacrificed to become wealthy and give it to people who for generations have not worked a day in their lives and want a government like Europe, so they can control all the shots. Does this sound like the end time? Paul nor Satorum do not have a chance. That leaves Romney and Gingrich. Is religion important? In this election, yes. Momans believe if you are good male Morman when you die, you will be a god and have your own planet ], with virgins to procreate. Also believe GOD slept with Mary twice and had 2 sons, Jesus & Satan. The only difference in this and Islam is, they will kill you if you do not convert. Can we afford to have another in the Whitehouse with crazy religious beliefs. See the DVD “THE GODMAKERS”. Great info. Pray before you vote Do not stand before GOD and explain why you voted for a man that thinks His only son & Satan are brothers. GOD bless you ,this country and your families.

  • newspooner

    The Republicans have been making the same mistake for the past 83 years. Sending Obama-Lite(Romney) up against Obama in November will either result in no significant improvement or the insanity of Obama being reelected. Vote Libertarian. Work hard to get good candidates elected to the House and Senate. That is more important the the Presidential race.

  • Loyd Smith

    It is vitally important to both take back Congress AND to unseat Obama. This may be our very last chance to save our Republic.

    Do I think both of these will happen. After having read the majority of the comments in these posts – NOT LIKELY.

    Though more likely than with the Marxists in power, I question whether the current Republican establishment even wants to fix our societal, economic and currency woes. I believe that THEY just want to be in charge of spending what little remains of the vast wealth that this nation created during its first 150 years of existence. The stalwart Republican establishment has shown little evidence that they will change anything significant. They’ll just spend the play money that we use today for different stuff.

    We need to ensure that EVERYONE pays their fair share of taxes, to recreate a currency that reflects the value of SOMETHING and to get back to producing goods and services to back up that money – rather than just printing more of it and continuing to import everything that we use. At the same time we have to stop wasting people simply because they don’t possess the proper, “education.” This country was built on equality of opportunity. There are hundreds of thousands of high school graduates (and plenty who didn’t even make it out of high school) who are capable of doing jobs that now require a college degree AND who don’t owe a lifetime’s income on what is (laughingly) referred to as, “education,” today. In pursuit of this goal we need to DRASTICALLY downsize both government and corporate bureaucracy.

    These are the things which MUST be done if our free Republic is to survive and the mainstream Republican establishment has shown little more stomach for these measures than their Marxist opponents currently in office.

    It seems to me that we are doomed to become just another nation of drones who exist to keep an elitist cadre of middle-men and do-nothings in power until, at last, the nation, and probably the entire western world, collapses under the weight of, “democracy.”

    • tgeer

      “corporate bureaucracy”

      corporate bureaucracy is decided by the corporations. Where did you get the idea that We The People have the right to tell a business how to do it’s job? The only issues that the Government cannot deal with, in regard to businesses, are the taxes they pay, what chemicals they release into the air and water, and how they treat their employees.

      As for downsizing our Government. With the drastic budget cuts that so many on the right have been calling for – how many people will those cuts put out of work? And how many people, who need social programs (elderly, disabled), will be cut loose and left on their own?

      Please, think about these questions honestly. Don’t just listen to what your party, or talking heads, have to say.

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com GILLYSROOMS in Australia

    I agreewith Chip’s sumation of prospects..I’ts quite annoying to watch the Australian media push Romney & Gingrich as the main contenders for the Republican nominations, but when I read your other posts I get elated. As I have stated on numerous occassions before, if the main republicans are really interested in smaller government then DR ROBN PAUL is your ONLY man. The other 3 contenders are using the ‘small government’ policy as a vote getting tool but they do not mean it at all. Lokk at Gingrich idea of spending $20 Billion to put in a moon station..that is an EXPENDITURE INCREASE which increases borrowings and or taxes. MITT ROMNEY for all his good looks does not fool me, hes on same tram as Gingrich…they not interested in smaller government.

    I’ll repeat myself again, if you Republican guys dont nominate Dr Ron Paul, then you might as well support Obama and his Obama Care similar to what we have in Australia where everyone pays 1.5% on the income taxes and everyone gets free medical care. Many also have Private Insurance Cover too which is tax deductable if they want faster and emediate service in private hospitals.Speedy services saves lives whereas slower free services can cause death sooner, but generally emergency patients are not turned away in Australia. When the majority vote in OBAMA, then I suggest you need to do as the majority wants and that is to spend more from increased taxes, even if you dont like the idea.

    As I said before if you Republican guys are not serious about small government and your Republican party system does not support Ron Paul with a nomination, then you might as well support Obama who is not lying about his policies. Nothing worse in politics than having liers and we have our problem liers in Australia too who reneg on both verbal and signed agreements with both voters and other members of parliament.

    In such circumstances you should fall in line and follow your leader [President] even if you did not vote for him or support his policies. Do do otherwise would be treason in my view irrespective that you consider the Constitution is not being followed. In my view when the majority decide on a leader and his policies it is best to permit that leader to govern by letting the policies be implemented with more loans if necessary…even if those loans and taxes end up destroying your economy. Lets face it that is what your majority voters wanted to take the risk on that possible eventuality…and it might turn the majority including your lying Republicans to go back to RON PAUL policy with some real determination.

    Its up to your crazy system to sort your mess out now. VOTE DR RON PAUL…from Australia.

  • Bob

    Hmmmmm???!!!…

  • jopa

    John Boehner on the tube the other night proclaiming”Mr. President why didn’t you sign all the bills we sent to the Senate for the good of job growth and the economy”? Mr Boehner must be putting down a couple of bottles of wine too many each night for him not to know the bills were never passed in the Senate so the President never saw them.

  • michael

    listen,president obama did exactly what he said he would do!the problem is most that voted for him did not listen carefully.he did a great job of convincing people of his hope and change,at a time when the republicans were just as guilty of growing bigger govt and bigger deficits as obama has done so far.its a fact that he has added over 4 trillion to the deficit since he took office.the question everyone has to answer is this,why has the economy gotten worse under his admin,when he campaigned on hope and change.i cant say i have seen any change.however,in nov 2010,the american people spoke loud and clear when they voted democrats out of control in the house of reps. you might say,wheres the change since then.the only change has been stopping the obama train(at least slowing it up and putting up some road blocks)CHANGE will not come until there is a new president and total control of the house and senate…..here could ly the delema. if govt does the nesscessary moves to reverse the direction of this country,old and young will rise up like we’ve never seen before.i wish i could say there is good times ahead,but that remains to be seen.see ya!

    • tgeer

      .its a fact that he has added over 4 trillion to the deficit since he took office.the question everyone has to answer is this,why has the economy gotten worse under his admin,when he campaigned on hope and change.i cant say i have seen any change.however,in nov 2010,the american people spoke loud and clear when they voted democrats out of control in the house of reps. you might say,wheres the change since then.the only change has been stopping the obama train(at least slowing it up and putting up some road blocks)CHANGE will not come until there is a new president and total control of the house and senate…..here could ly the delema. if govt does the nesscessary moves to reverse the direction of this country,old and young will rise up like we’ve never seen before.i wish i could say there is good times ahead,but that remains to be seen.see ya!

      The hope and change that Obama spoke about had to do with how things were dealt with in Washington, D.C., not with changing what our Government was. Anyone who actually paid attention to the debates, and what the candidates said while campaigning already know this.

      The debts that Obama has added to our deficit include several trillion dollars that Bush kept off of the books. When Obama took office, he made sure that they were put on the books, so that the books would be more accurate.

      In 2007, US Economist’s warned that it was going to take at least 10 years to get back on our financial footing, and that it would get worse before it got better.

      The basic economic facts are that the more people work the better of they, and the Government, will be. You put people to work, like the Great Depression programs -

      1. Those people will not need a social safety net because they are able to feed, house and clothe their families.
      2. Our infrastructure (roads, power, telecommunications, etc.) will be fixed, enhanced or made. Imagine the NE in winter without the power, heat or telephones going out!
      2. Those people will have enough money to start buying things, other than necessary things.
      3. The things that those people buy will have to be manufactured, transported and sold. Which means that more people will be need to be employed to supply those needs.
      4. Taxes on all of those above will go into the Government’s treasury to pay the debts that Congress, and the President, said that we need.
      5. See #1 and follow through the rest of the list.

      Plus, if we loan the money to private contractors, that means not government, as opposed to giving it to them, we will get paid back. Probably with interest. IOW, we will not be out any funds, and there will be an increase to the treasury.

      This is no pie-in-the-sky plan. (And there is no Utopia, other than in fiction. I don’t know where some of you gets these ideas!) In fact it has worked, very well, before. In the Great Depression. And DO NOT tell me that they didn’t. I KNOW better. My Grandparents, who were there (and staunch Republican’s, I might add) told me, and the rest of us, how it worked and that it saved them from starving as well as helping our country’s infrastructure. My Grandma helped to build two damns, here in the NW.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    There may now be another way in which BHO and the RINO Romney are the same. I read on CNSnews (Feud Intensifies Between Romney, Gingrich, 11/21/11) that Mitt-nitwit Romney was reading off of a teleprompter. Teleprompter?? This RINO needs a teleprompter?? LOL!! Yet democraps and RINOs badmouth Sarah Palin, when in fact she could read off the palm of her hand without a teleprompter!! Now tell us who this RINO Obam-ney resembles. Hint, on 11/4/2008, many of you made “One Big Awful Mistake America.” Let’s understand what this means. Like Obama, Mitt Obam-ney is probably dishonest – pretending to be a conservative when his record proves to be the opposite. I think I’d probably need a teleprompter if I ran for public office in most areas here in New York City, as I’d have to pretend to be a liberal democrap when I’m far from that. It’s hard for me to say things I don’t believe. So I don’t trust Mitt Obamney pretending to be a conservative anymore than I trust BHO pretending to be a moderate.

    This should be a good attention getter for all the naïve supporters of this RINO Obamney. Again I say that in November we should vote for any Republican, as none are worse than BHO. But during the primaries, let’s choose a nominee who’s clearly an improvement over BHO. At this point (thankfully), the idiot Ron Paul has little chance of nomination. But so many GOP leaders and naïve primary voters seem to prefer this RINO Mitt Obamney, who IMHO could be a more liberal and worse POTUS than John McCain would’ve been. Obamney should be treated like BHO – that is – let’s look at their records, not what they read off of a teleprompter. If the RINO Obamney is the GOP nominee, it will be like a debate between two teleprompters!! What is your objective; to replace one teleprompter-in-chief with another?? LOL!! Now there is another good reason for some of us to call this, uh uh uh uh, Romneycare moron ‘Obam-ney’. It’s evident he’s, uh uh uh uh, not much different, uh uh uh uh, from BHO!! LOL!!!!!

  • Lawrence

    They really don’t care. They only lust for power.If they really cared for this country, they would settle their differances quietly and bring the full force of their attacks on Obama.

  • dan the lion

    You want jobs, fellow americans, then gather together as a team ,and work together with your money or credit ,and established business or farm or whatever and a great IDEA.. DREAM BIG! And Make PLans, come to and agreement!Sacrifice your Individual plans…America started out with poor people 3rd world is how China started too, NOW LOOK!!We can do this if we STOP DIVIDING our SELVES UP! This is CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN!!!!GATHERING OF THE LIKE MINDED…. INNSTEAD OF THE VULTURE MENTALITY….You’re ALL RIGHT yes!! doesn’t MEAN anything if you do NOT A THING..About our situation today..Here is and Idea start meeting face to face in your own communities or wherever and start brainstorming with information don’t hold back your secrects…Be bold courageous pool your resources together rent a office small wharehouse say and live there with the land lease owners permission telling them honestly and showing them youre Idea..you can save money and get ahead with only five years of butt kicking dedication to the GOALS you could acheive get a business license and go for it!!!!!!

  • tgeer

    What is happening right now has nothing to do with Obama, or the Democrats, because this is to decided who represents the Republican’s in the Presidential elections. Dragging anyone other than each other into these debates makes no sense.

  • SIrgwain

    I’ll have to agree with a comment George Carlin once made as to why he didn’t bother to vote. He said:” I din;t vote because this thing was settled a ,long timer ago.” In other words, the ‘fix is in.” the GOP in conjunction with the far left is hell-bent on destroying our country; stealing our Constitutionally mandated RIGHTS, and passing bills without one damned regard as to whether they are constitutional or not.

  • mike

    Your idea has merit but I wonder if you have thought it through. We have so much party-bickering, party-allegiance right now that what you are proposing seems to me would just keep everything the status quo.

  • mrbobl7388

    Many comments, many differences of opinion. The reason for this forum is being fulfilled.
    The sad reality is that the RNC and DNC are both controlled by the NWO. We the people are still drinking the Koolaid and voting for OUR candidate. The next president will roll on down the road toward the one world socialist government, the New World Order. The pandemic, of one kind or another, will occur. Gun confiscation will be the order of the day, the FEMA camps will be operational, the coffins will be used, and this will happen no matter which party is elected. The PARTISAN ARMY will rise up and be a “less than 5%” thorn in the side of the NWO. Communism came to Russia with less than 5% of the people in the party. Less Than 5% of the people can overpower the NWO gang.
    DON’T FORGET THIS FACT. THEY ARE SCARED TO DEATH THAT WE ORGANIZED….

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