Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

RINOS To The Left Of Me

June 30, 2011 by  

RINOS To The Left Of Me

Recently, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-The Tanning Bed) played golf with President Barack Obama (D-George Soros’ pocket). In and of itself, a little time on the links is hard to criticize. We all know the old saw: A day on the golf course is better than a day listening to Obama read Alinskyite babble off the nearest teleprompter. I say that with the expectation that Obama probably sandbags the hell out of his opponents: from each according to his proximity to scratch, to each according to his 20+ handicap.

But Boehner has been playing a lot more than golf with Obama; and instead of a foursome, he’s been playing in a huge scramble with the Democrats. The tide of conservatism (created at least in part by a rising taxpayer recognition that the Democrats’ only plan for the nation appears to involve embittered rhetoric and assignation of blame) gave Boehner his position as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Yet Boehner is developing a far cozier relationship with the people who drove the nation into the ditch than he is with the people who have to winch it out. Whether it’s a vote against defunding the war in which Obama has not embroiled the United States (honest!) or dithering on raising the debt ceiling, Boehner seems to be ignoring the reality that 2010 was not a national referendum on Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, but a referendum on the increasingly unhinged liberalism of Pelosi, Obama and the Democratic Party.

The people want a conservative partner in Washington, not necessarily a Republican partner. That’s an important distinction, my friends. While Boehner has occasionally demonstrated a backbone, he has also too often run with the RINO herd. Before any of my dear readers respond with condemnations of my refusal to search for across-the-board bipartisanship, allow me to preempt your indignation:

  1. The 2010 turnover had nothing to do with bipartisanship. Voters went to polls across the Nation and told the Democrats (to paraphrase the President): “Sit down and have a Slurpee.” Recent polls indicate voters have even less faith in the Democratic Party now than they did then.
  2. I couldn’t help but notice bipartisanship suddenly became enormously important just moments after the Democrats in the House started having to beg for legislative scraps at the back door.
  3. The Democrats define bipartisanship strangely. As our own Chip Wood pointed out in his column Tossing Grandma off the Cliff and Other Democratic Lies, as opposition to Obamacare solidified, the liberal Democrat group Agenda Project produced a charming TV ad claiming the Republicans were planning the political equivalent of a mob hit on Medicare. The spot in question crossed a new Rubicon in the Democrats’ race to the bottom of the barrel. It depicted a reasonably well-groomed young fellow (whom we know to be a soulless conservative, since he’s wearing a suit, his hair is combed and he appears to have bathed) taking a wheelchair-bound old lady for a leisurely stroll — and pushing her off a cliff. If insinuating that conservatives are out to whack grandma is a Democrat’s idea of bipartisanship, then I’ll pass on the next Congressional love-in, thanks. It is worth noting that the Democrats are the ones pushing Obamacare’s death panels. And while they seem comfortable accusing conservatives of Medicare/Grandmama-cide, I can’t help but wonder where their plan to save Medicare might be. Maybe it fell off a cliff. Their rhetoric has grown exponentially more hysterical as their position has become more tenuous. I suppose hurling hate-filled tirades beats formulating a budget, a coherent foreign policy or a plan for improving the fortunes of people who don’t dine with Oprah Winfrey.

While Boehner and some members of the GOP have been putting from the Democrats’ rough at the Congressional level, another RINO has pushed to the front of the Presidential herd. Ambassador Jon Huntsman has left his post as the Nation’s envoy to the People’s Republic of China to challenge his boss for the big boy chair in the Oval Office. A former Governor of Utah, Huntsman is a well-connected, politically astute and telegenic candidate. While he remains an unknown quantity to many Republican voters (thanks in no small part to a campaign that started more slowly than my mother backing the truck out of the barn), he has access to some well-heeled financiers. And his pre-campaign hype was louder than a Who concert. (For the kiddies who don’t know who The Who is, think Lady Gaga with real instruments, real talent and real… clothing.)

Huntsman is an interesting study in the Revenge of the RINOS, if only because the hype surrounding his will-he, won’t-he, will-he campaign (he will, as it turns out) was generated without any real backing from any identifiable conservatives. In fact, the highest profile endorsement I heard directed toward Huntsman was offered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.): “…if I had a choice, I’d favor Huntsman” (And if I had a choice, Senator Reid, you would be making little stick figures of Sharron Angle while your ghostwriter worked on your memoirs.) While Huntsman served as Ambassador to China at the pleasure of the President of the United States, he did so not under President George W. Bush, but under President Obama. Given our increasingly lopsided relationship with the ChiComs, I hardly think that serving as the Beijing mouthpiece for Obama’s appeasement-at-all-costs-unless-you-look-like-an-easy-win foreign policy is much of a resume highlight for someone trying to convince voting Republicans that he’s the right man for the Oval Office.

Meanwhile, the man who would come in second in the “Harry Reid Endorsement Sweepstakes” is dragging his own RINO baggage. Say hello to Governor Mitt Romney, who still leads in the increasingly tight race for the GOP Presidential nomination. Romney is hardly the standard-bearer for the wave of conservatism which swept the nation in 2010. In 1994, Romney said: I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country.” Romney now says his position has changed, of course. But he’s in his second race for the White House. My Bravo Sierra detector has an odd tendency to light up like a Christmas tree (how non-p.c. of me, apologies) — Winter Solstice tree — every time a RINO like Romney starts professing his passage to the right side of the political spectrum. Granted, Romney is to Obama as the Four Seasons is to the Super 8. Of course, in Obama’s America the rest of us can’t afford the Super 8 — and we can’t even get in the door of the Four Seasons (Mrs. Obama doesn’t like the riffraff getting too close, you know). But Romney has touted his adherence to the global-warming dogma, and there’s that nagging little matter with Obamacare’s older brother. It strikes me that the same conservative revolution which gave candidates like Romney a chance against Obama can do better than candidates like Romney.

“Better than candidates like Romney” excludes a certain former Speaker of the House. Newt Gingrich is astute, shrewd and easily the best debater of the GOP candidates. But it’s hard to vouch for the conservative credentials of a guy who plays footsie with a parasite like Al Sharpton. And while he was the more attractive of the two people in that “together we can solve it” global-warming promo he did with Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California Society of Plastic Surgeons), the fact that he did the spot speaks volumes. Tell you what, Mr. Speaker, you and Nancy go solve “it.” Let someone else handle the real issues.

It’s a bit early for me to offer an endorsement in the GOP’s 2012 horse race. Also, no one actually asked me. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m still mildly depressed that neither former Representative Tom Tancredo (R-really not Mexico) nor Governor Chris Christie (R-Joisey) came out of the gate this time around. But there are some roses among the candidate thorns. Herman Cain continues to impress me, although evidently he dents Bob Schieffer’s memory less deeply. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-liberal nightmares) has proven herself early on to be a candidate to watch, and her Tea Party Caucus leadership bespeaks the kind of sound conservative thinking the Nation desperately needs. As an added bonus, she makes liberals do that spit-when-they-talk thing; that always gives me a chuckle. Now, if someone could just get her to stop mistaking the Duke and the Killer Clown, she could really open for business.

Governor Sarah Palin (R-the Grizzly Den) has that same effect on liberals, and she may well be the most unfairly maligned political figure in recent memory. But sometimes, I can’t tell if Palin’s kidding. Of course, I keep hoping that Obama has been kidding for the past few years. And then, there’s Representative Ron Paul (R-Grassroots America). I know I am going to suffer a few slings and arrows (again) from his rather… er… spirited supporters, but I don’t see a President when I see Ron Paul. I see the economics professor I wish Obama had had in college instead of whichever Keynesian moron he listened to. I sincerely hope the Republican who wins in 2012 names Paul Secretary of the Treasury to replace Secretary “Turbo-tax™” Geithner. Paul may oppose punitive and overly Byzantine taxes, but at least we know he pays them.

The 2012 Presidential campaign has a long way to go. In the meantime, it’s a jungle out there, kids. Let’s not mistake the RINOs for the elephants.

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “RINOS To The Left Of Me”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

  • SiliconDoc

    I still favor Donald Trump – he came out telling it like it is – a pro USA can do guy who said he will have the right team and we can count on those who aren’t right getting fired. When he put up his China plan O’Reilly whined in fear that’s a threat – in a reflexive action Trump said they’re threatening us… man you can’t beat that with any other carrot or stick I’ve seen.
    Great, same on OPEC.
    Genius on how the dems were going to bludgeon the reps with medicare – absolutely genius – after he gave his restore America’s $$$$$$$$ base (China , Opec, etc) he said we’ll have so much money we won’t have to cut benefits.
    PERFECT STRATEGY.
    Smartest republican there is right now, no doubt about it.

    • Vigilant

      Trump is not an elephant, he’s the bull in the China shop.

      • Ben England

        Maybe what we need is a bull in a china shop to get some results, anything would be better than these two faced career politicians that cant stand for what they tell us when its time to vote,Boner, Ginrich,Obummer, they are all the same, out for what they can get and screw the public.

        • Georg

          You’re right. Sometimes I don’t know which is more detestable-the usurper-in-chief or the checked pants, fraudulent pink tie rinos.

          I do appreciate Sarah and Michelle. Both have a good heart, common sense, a love of the Country as the Forefathers intended it to be, Christian beliefs, and the courage to stand up to any marxist or rino and put them in their place. Sort of just what this sinking ship needs.

          Did I mention that they’re also both easy on the eyes, unlike their libtard counterparts.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            I will add this, at the risk of being labeled sexist by some. One of the good things Bachman and Palin have going for them, is they are women. And being a woman, we all know women dont forget when someone crosses them and does them wrong. They dont forget. Therefore, when the dumbocrats continually cross them and try to screw them over, they wont forget, and they wont play this patsy “reach across the aisle” stuff. Im sick of that, because its a one way street. The right reaches aross, and the left grabs and takes. Its a stupid thing to do. You dont work with these anti American goobers on the left, you expose them to everyone in public as to who they are. I believe these women will do that, and more power to them. Maybe thats what we need is a woman president, to show the men how to have some balls, because this politics as usual stuff isnt working.

      • Edward Chandler

        We need to get The RINO John Boehyner out of there. It isn’t that he played gulf with the Muslim livyng in OUR white house, he has been sucking up to the Democrats ever since he became Speaker. He should join the Democrat part, he is one of them.He is a disgrace to the Republican Party

        • ron

          Muslim in your white house. When did this happen and is there anything in your constitution that says a person has to be a certain religion to be president? Maybe the same religion as you. I assume that you are right of Christians but just left of atheist. To you Boehner may be a disgrace to the Republican Party. (I also think he’s an alcoholic)But You should also take a good look at yourself. Because a mans last name is not Smith, Jones, or Washington does not mean he is Muslim any more than the last name O’Leary means the person is Jewish. It amazes me how in one breath some will claim to be so much a Christian, yet lack the tolerance that all Christians should have. Is there another reason you want your white house back besides the last name of the president? The last time I checked it was every taxpayers white house and even the president paid taxes.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            It is “Our” White House. We the tax payers pay for it every day. It belongs to us, and we decide who sits in it. And sorry, I guess you missed it, but Obama did refer to his muslim faith when talking to George Stephanopolous, and he does have muslim parents, and he did go to muslim schools. Hello, can you connect any dots here. He goes around telling people we arent a Christian nation. Can you connect any dots here. And let me ask you this, why is someone not a Christian to you if they call a spade a spade? Im a Christian, and I fully believe he is a muslim. So how does that make me bad? I am not entitled to believe what I believe? And that somehow makes me less? I guess you have no idea of what a Christian is then. Because you see, even though I dont care for Obama, his party, or his policies, I do pray for this man and his cabinet everyday, that God would guide them to make Godly decisions and do what is right for this country, and not for themselves, as that is what they were put in office to do, to do what is right for we, the people. You embarass yourself to suppose that a Christian isnt allowed to have their belief that this man is a muslim. How self righteous of you.

          • Cliffystones

            FYI, “O’Leary” is an Irish name, not Jewish.

          • denniso

            When people say that Obama is a Muslim,they aren’t pointing out some random fact,if he were a Muslim,they are trying to smear him because to the rightwing being a Muslim is as bad as being a communist,or a devil worshipper. The rightwing Christians believe, and wish it to be true, that we are at war w/ Islam,when in fact we are at war w/ terrorists. So,trying to paint Obama as a Muslim is the worst smear possible and induces the most hate possible toward him.
            I would prefer if he weren’t of any religion because he could be more objective. Many people would agree.

            It is true that there is no religious test for being elected president,yet no candidate can be elected if she/he doesnt profess a Christian belief…hardly freedom of religion.

          • FollowerofJesusChrist

            No matter how much Obama claimes he’s a Christen, he’s not. A Christen would not allow a child to die by him/herself in a closet. Nor would a Christen vote to have a child murdered to give a woman some type of right. It’s a baby not a right.

            Going to church and even getting baptised doe’s not make one a Christen, no more than going to Burger King makes you a hamburger.

          • ron

            Beberoni, one thing for sure you are a Christian, and a self-righteous one at that. Because the President says (which he did not mean in the context that you speak of) this country was not founded as a Christian nation. (Read some of T. Jefferson’s writings) does not make him a Muslim. And yes I am Christian also I am just not a fanatic. I also try not to name call people who disagree with me. I saw the same interview and you should you tube it and get it right. Again I ask is there a law saying Muslims cannot run or be elected president? Someone answered me by saying there its no law but he lied. The man has never said he was a Muslim, and he was never enrolled in a Muslim school. And if he were what the heck difference does it make??? I do not claim to know everything about being a Christian, and it is apparent that even you have more to learn about the subject. But since I am not here to trade insults I will leave you with this. President B. Obama is as American as you and I. You may not agree with his politics and I do not agree with all his politics. The fact is a pretty large majority elected him and because he was not elected by the religious right does not make him less American. But then there are some who would hold Custers last stand against an American Indian who ran for president. So if you truly believe he is a Muslim so what. Is there something wrong with that? Talk about being tolerant of others. WWJT. Sine neither Obama nor anyone in his cabinet are god or have a direct line I do not expect them to make godly decisions. Just good human ones. I do not like the CON-servative agenda but I have many conservative friends and have never voted a straight ticket. Thanks for your response.

      • Harold Olsen

        Obama cares only about Obama. Trump cares only about Trump.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          More to the point, Trump only cares about money, and people have the misconception that he is a good business man. How many bankruptcies has he filed? I rest my case.

          • Joe_Ks

            You have got to be kidding me. You seem to think that Donald Trump is an economic looser because of past bankruptcies? Don’t you watch the movies? How many times did Rocky Balboa get knocked on his butt on his way to becoming the heavy weight champion of the world? (I know, I know, it was just a movie) Trump did not get where he is to day because he is an economic looser. He got where he is because he is an economic fighter. We tell our kids it’s not how many times you get knocked down that matters, it how many times you get up, but when someone does exactly that in real life, well, only a short sighted and not to deep a thinker would conclude that one of the biggest winner in the world is really a looser. Besides, we have a president right now who has never been knocked down hard in life and that only because other powerful people have always held and helped him up. What’s he worth?

      • EddieW

        AMEN to that! Ron Paul has a vision of America that makes it look more like India. The elderly begging on the streets, and living in cardboard shacks! He wants to do away with Social Security, and Medicare! He has openly said so! The nursing homes will have to dump their elderly on the streets. They paid into it all their lives…it is not brokee..Congress “borrowed” hundreds of Billions of it, then to spend the trillion faster, Pres. Johnson pout it in the General Fund!! PAY Back What you borrowed!!!

        • Andrea B

          Wow…talk about having on blinders, and believing only what the media wants you to believe.

          Do some research. Ron Paul is NOT for abruptly ending Medicare or Social Security. He is for paying out the remaining benefits to those that have paid in, but is FOR allowing people to ‘opt-out’ of the system, because we ALL KNOW they’re going broke. The govt was initially only supposed to have access to the INTEREST on it, for emergencies only, war-time, etc. They have actually spent ALL of the interest, and have dipped into the principle. Because of that, as a program it’s unsustainable…a Ponzi scheme. If you choose not to opt out, well, much luck to you on collecting it when you retire.

          Charity starts at home; not from the money they steal from my paycheck. If you actually got to keep the money that you earn, you and others in your family would be able to help each other during periods of difficulty, and those with no families would be able to donate their money to local charities as they see fit.

          We all know from both foreign and domestic tragedies, that Americans are very generous. Look at the amount they donated through their churches and Red Cross to places like Japan (earthquake/tsunami), New Orleans (Hurricane Katrina), Haiti (earthquake), Joplin, MO (tornado), etc. Local people tend to be very generous with both their money and their time when they know that people in their communities are suffering. You can’t go thru a drive-thru in my community without seeing little paper hands, or shoes, or hearts, with the name of someone who had donated to some cause or other. I feel I’ve made my point here.

          I’m very lucky to be able to both pay my taxes and help out my family. But if I got to keep everything that I worked for, I’d be able to help out my community financially by donating to shelters and pantries. Remember, FORCED charity (through taxation) is NOT charity at all.

          Ron Paul 2012

    • SJvet

      Trump is a moron and a liberal. He probably contrived with Obama to release a phony birth certificate because Corsi’s book was coming out.

      • Kate8

        SJvet – You are right. Trump has always been a liberal. He voted for Obama. Why would he suddenly change his stripes?

        Of course, he hasn’t. The whole BC issue was a distraction. A reason to “force” Obama to “bother” to finally show it…except that it is a fraud. It was all conrived, and no one is buying it.

        Anyone who thinks Trump is anything but another global elitist is dreaming.

        • ron

          The BC was a fraud? Oh my enlighten me Kate8. You have destroyed my faith in mankind because I was sure he would come clean after all this time. But how could someone as uneducated as Obama fool even one of us smart americans? I am shocked to learn this.Gee, thanks Kate8. He can’t fool you can he? Wow, silly me.

          • denniso

            The percentage of those who still believe Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii has dropped significantly…only a small slice of kooks won’t let go of the iodiocy. Maybe they’ve been experimented on by space aliens?

    • lkar

      Ben breifly mentioned it, bipartisanship. Trump knows no such word! His way or the highway. I believe that the concept is what conservatives need to adhere to as we have been caving to the liberal/progrssive/Democratic machine for over a 100 years and that is how we got to this clusterf%^k of a federal government.
      Everytime a Democrat spouts “working together” or “bipartisan support”, what this really means is they got their way by hook or by crook! Whne was the last time a true conservative issue or bill got passed? And the Bush tax rate adjustments hardly counts. Even today, they talk about ways the government can raise revenues. WTF! That means they are trying to formulate plans to steal more of our earned money.

    • DaveH

      Speaking of RINOs. Trump?

      • Harold Olsen

        Based on everything I’ve ever read and heard about Donald Trump, he has been a lifelong liberal Democrat and a MAJOR contributor to the Democrat party and a very minor contributor to the Republican party.

        • denniso

          How about Michelle Bachman? Any of her teaparty supporters know that she was an IRS agent for 6 or more yrs? I thought the tea party hated the IRS? Her family farm collected something like $300,000 from the feds in crop subsidies. Her husbands ‘Christian’ counseling business collected $30,000 from the state for training…oh, but she believes in free markets and wants to cut gov’t down in size,except where it benefits her.

          What do we call this sort of thing? Hypocrisy? Kind of like DaveH blasting ‘big’ gov’t, and all the people feeding at the trough,after he makes a career w/ a good paying job subsidized by the federal gov’t.

          • JeffH

            …Bachmann…”she was an IRS agent for 6 or more yrs?” Let the Bachmann bashers unite. LMAO!

            That’s laughable and purley an intentional piece of misinformation.
            Bachmann was an IRS attorney and “quit” in 1993, far from being an IRS “agent”.

          • http://ahalbert@smart-technology.net Allan Halbert

            Judging from what is being said on radio, TV, and blogs, Progressives seem to think that conservatives need their input on who to vote for. Psychological problem? a home-based income opportunity? or simply lack of something better to do? You decide.

          • denniso

            Excuse me…she was a tax attorney for the IRS. What’s the difference? So, She helped the IRS take people’s money as an attorney,not an ‘agent’? Do you know what she actually did for the IRS? The point is that the rightwing and tea party loves to hate the IRS,and their darling Bachman worked for the hated agency. No hypocrisy at all,huh?

          • Sam

            Denniso, Michelle may have been an IRS agent and her husband may have collected some training money but take a look at what the great Nancy Peolosi was able to do in one week-end trip back to California with entourage. Have you seen the figures on what it cost the tax-payers for her to do the week-end turn around.

            And don’t forget her part in excusing her husband’s business in the islands when it came time to up the minimum wage. She was capable of getting her hubby’s corporation exempted from the raise.

          • DaveH

            Denniso,
            You are hopeless aren’t you? My career wasn’t subsidized by the Government. But if it had been, my refusal to be bought and paid for, like yourself, would be a noble thing. Keep grasping for straws, useless Liberal.

          • DaveH

            We can see why countries run by Liberals can’t amount to anything. They always sink to the lowest common denominator. Take Cuba. Dumniso would have trashed anybody who tried to use some common sense and break free of the system (which everybody had been stuck with). You’re useless, Dumniso. Give it up. Most of the people on this board have enough sense to know your advice sucks.

          • denniso

            Advice?? I am not giving advice,that’s the purview of dear Abby,not me. I’m just looking for any ‘conservative to be honest and admit the hypocrisy of the right in embracing Bachmann,when the loathe the IRS and ignore her being one…not to mention the $300,000 or so in gov’t subsidies to her family farm. If you people hate the gov’t and the IRS,just be honest and not hypocritical in accepting gov’t giveaways.

            I don’t care for the IRS,and would never work for them in coercing,threatening and scaring the working people.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            I think you need to get your facts straight before you open your mouth. Bachman was never an IRS agent. And truly, Im thinking if you would go see this Christian counselor, you might not be so filled with hate against all things good, and might find this was a good investment.

          • denniso

            Beb, so what work did Bachmann do for the IRS for 6 or more years? She was a tax attorney and worked for the IRS…look it up. Hint: She didn’t help Joe citizen fight against the IRS.

    • BigBadJohn

      Bush bankrupted six companies before being elected president. Then proceeded to bankrupt the national treasury.

      Trump has bankrupted four companies – ya I guess he’s the man for the job!

      • Don

        Blaaa, Blaaa, Blaaaa, and your man is trashing America, get a life

      • DENNIS

        BUSH DID NOT BANKRUPT THE COUNTRY!! You don’t pay attention! The country was doing great with Bush, and he even tried to get someone to do something about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the housing crisis,,, but was laughed at by the democrats,,, who took over in 2006 and proceeded to pass all the big bloated bills that bankrupted the country,, Check, before Pelosi and Reed took over, the economy was doing great,,, PELOSI AND REED ARE THE CULPRITS,,, AND REED IS STILL HOLDING A CHOKE HOLD ON THE COUNTRY,,,,

        • Elevenarrows

          Although I agree with you that no one can blame President Bush for the brunt of the economic decline, I beg to differ on whether or not we were doing great with him. Forgive me if I am wrong, but I believe we have him to thank for the un-Patriot Act. As a freedom-loving, Constitution-supporting American, I vehemently oppose that piece of arrogant legislation.

          As for who is to blame for the economic woes of America, I believe the blame falls on everyone who participates in Head Start, Planned Parenthood, WIC, and any other handout that should not exist under our Constitution. It is a simple case of supply and demand. If there was no demand from the lazy populace to have the gov’t (or those of us paying taxes)supply all their “needs”, Congressmen would not believe they can buy votes by supplying handouts. Think about how differently our “leaders” would govern without kickbacks, vote-buying, perks,etc. Term limits would go far in creating citizen statesmen rather than fat cats. If you care to support term limits, Senator Jim DeMint is leading that charge and could use your support.

          • Dntmkmecmoverther

            Uh…sorry Presidents don’t get to author legislation; only Congress can do that. Put the blame of the patriot act on those who wrote it, debated it and signed it to put it in front of a president. 535 representatives thought it was a ‘good idea’ (I agree with you that in retrospect it was horrid). We were at war with terror and this was a knee jerk reaction that most of us fell for. It’s just too handy to blame Bush; especially when our elected representatives came up with it and they all voted for it.

          • Void1972

            Eleven
            Bush and his Daddy are both RINOS, and are behind alot of the problems that America faces.
            Reagan Hated Bush, but took him on as his VP because of his political support. Many on the left loved Bush because of his socialism. The only reason he lost to Clinton is because of the media. With Clinton or Bush, it was one in the same Anti-American, One World Government, CFR, Trilateral Group Commies.
            Remember, it’s the media who gets people elected, and just follow the money trail behind all news organizations, and you will find the truth on American politics, and who controls our government. Just check out the names of the CEOs and google them.
            The truth is out there if your willing to open your eyes.
            God Bless America, and those who fight for her!!!!

          • Sam

            good comments and Thx for the info about Senator Demint.

          • Jim Monroe

            Wahh wahh wahh… George W was not man enough to stand up to Nancy-pants and VETO?? What a wimp – just like his daddy!

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Void 1972 hasnt a clue about what he speaks. His personal bias shows through. George W. Bush is a good man, and did a great job. But I do call a spade a spade, and he didnt reign in spending as I thought he would, but I guess when you add 9-11, Hurricane Katrina, and having to slap back at the terrorists, since Clinton wouldnt, I guess all that would get one distracted a bit. Wouldnt it you? I would hope so.

        • Old Henry

          Dennis:

          Bush did just about triple the size of government. That being said, so did the Republican controlled Congress.

          Don’t forget Medicare Part D. Bush said it would be, I believe, $44 billion the first year. It was close to $80 billion the first year.

          Bush and the Republican Congress also shoved the fascist Patriot Act fown our thoats. Now the Republican controlled House renewed it. Hell, my new TEA Party Representative voted in favor on the final vote. Disgusting, and I have told him so in no uncertain terms.

          • independant thinker

            “Bush and the Republican Congress also shoved the fascist Patriot Act fown our thoats. Now the Republican controlled House renewed it.”

            Don’t forget it could not have passed the first time without a lot of support from the democrats and when renewed it had to pass the democrat controlled senate.

          • Old Henry

            Independent thinker:

            That is correct. However, the Republicans in the House and the Senate could have stopped it the first time, and the second time. They chose to support facsism instead.

            This time the democrap controlled Senate could not have passed it without assistance from Republicans in that body.

            History will show that GW was no friend of the United States.

            Ron Paul 2012.

          • Old Henry

            Well dinniso, the “overheated” housing market was in great part fueled by the sub-prime mortgages forced on the banking industry by Bawney Frank and Chris Dodd.

            To Bushy’s credit he did try to get that nonsense stopped around 2001, but was filified by the democraps and the MSM as being racist.

            The fact is, some people just can not / should not be buying houses as they simply cannot afford to pay for them. If that seems racsist, so be it.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            That is not true. Bush did not triple the size of government. Bush did not double the size of government. And the spending he did grow, here it is. There was a 61 percent increase in National defense spending. Do you know why? Because Clinton cut the military and intelligence agencies in half. It needed rebuilt to keep us safe, and gee, weve been kept safe. Had it remained at Clintons cut down levels, who knows how many 9-11′s might have happened. He had 129% increase in student assistance. Gee, I thought it was a good thing to help education. Unless your on the right I guess. Then medical care was 54%. We have a lot of people getting older. These 3 were the largest ticket items. Some things are worth spending on, some arent. I agree the Republicans should have cut spending more, but Im willing to bet had they not had to rebuild the military, take care of education that Clinton neglected, and pay more for medical care, I think his spending would have been a lot less than Clintons. And dont forget, Clinton raised taxes more than anyone ever. Just some tidbits of info.

        • Libertarian

          wow! you REALLY do not know your facts, do you? Had it NOT been for Bush, America would have been turning surpluses to the tune of 7-10 trillion $ by 2010! His “tax cuts” were paid for by you & I (presuming you are from “middle class”) and were deposited directly in the RICH and SUPRA-RICH accounts. Also, declaring TWO illegal wars, while the Military Industrial Complex is out of control (2.3 trillion $ unaccounted for the day before 9/11 & since having nothing but HUGE increases!) is THE reason why the GREATEST NATION on this planet is in the fiscal condition it is in.

          WAKE UP!

          • denniso

            2 wars started by Bush but not finished by him,tax cuts for the wealthy,unfunded medicare drug plan, an overheated housing market not cooled down in time by Alan Greenspan(the trusted follower of Ayn Rand and ‘free’ markets), and lax regulation from Bush’s SEC that he staffed w/ industry hacks and bedfellows, are what brought the economy down. The same SEC,under Bush, that spent 2 yrs ‘investigating’ Bernie Madoff and then gave him a clean bill of health to continue his ponzi scheme.Bush,Greenspan and some Dems thought we had hit upon a new paradigm for free market capitalism,where we didn’t need regulation anymore because the ‘markets’ would do it themselves and be eternally self correcting.

          • GregS

            What will it take to get through that thick skull of yours, denniso???

            Clinton, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, et al, started the mess, NOT Bush!!!

        • Mary

          It started with Reagan then bush. Things has not been right since then. We haven’t bankrupted yet.

      • Harold Olsen

        I have no argument with anything you just said. I fully agree with it. As Charles Krauthammer said on “Special Report With Brit Hume” in November of 2008, George Bush was the most socialist president in the history of this country.

        Bush did leave this country pretty bad off when he left office. There is no doubt about that. But the Nazi we now have in office has magnified that problem a hundred times (maybe more) over. His policies do not work, and, unless you are totally brain dead, it should be obvious.

        I believe Obama’s goal from day one has been to destroy America by destroying America’s economy. That is exactly what he is doing and the America haters on the left are cheering him on!

        • NoObummer2012

          Bush left an ailing economy no doubt. But if we look back, and 9/11 didn’t happen, what would the economy of the latter years of his term look like? When you go into full defensive mode against an enemy that will stop at nothing to kill you, where do you draw the line? While everyone knows Bin Laden was behind this attack, finding him while having very high priority was not in the forefront, because prevention of more similar attacks was more important. The world seems to forget that this was not the first attack orchestrated by this bad guy against our country. Little is said about the fact that Clinton had good intel on his location and failed to have the intestinal fortitude to give the order to capture or kill him. So, you can continue to blame Bush for this mess we are in, or you can own up to the present danger of a do nothing, campaigner in chief like the one now occupying Air Force One and sometimes the White House. But make no mistake, if Mr. Obummer weren’t facing a tough election in 2012, Bin Laden would still be occupying his compound in Pakistan. If you paid attention to his victory speech when the bad guy was taken out, you must realize that he did that mostly on his own with little help from the navy seals, the intelligence department folks, and the commanders who put this operation together.
          The real problem is a do nothing president. One who spent the first two years of his term cheer leading Harry and Nancy to get his health care law passed, and no doubt his next two years campaigning for re-election. All the while dodging every tough issue that could put pressure on him from the voters of this nation. When you elect a ringmaster, you get a circus.

          • Libertarian

            Dear NoObummer2012,
            “The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism.
            The country behind this propaganda is the US …”

            - Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_118682&v=ek7ZHenQnu4&feature=iv – Part 1

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnV_pNe_BB0&feature=related – Part 2

          • Carlucci

            Thank you, Libertarian! Al Quaeda is a CIA data base. It is not a
            “group of terrorists”. Wake up, everybody…

          • ron

            Wow, that was the first time i heard that Bin Laden would not have been killed except for an up coming election. I do remember the President saying in 2008 that if he had credible intell that this man was in Packistan he would go after him. I remember because those two brighteyed conservatives runmning said he was wrong for saying he would cross into that country to kill or capture Bin Ladin.So now he does it and it’s only an election ploy. I remember a president who left a deficit, raised taxes, granted amnesty to illegal immigrants, and cut and run from an enemy who took American lives. Yes his name was Ronald Reagan. Oh yeah, he also used a teleprompter.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            If one were truthfully to look at Bush’s economy, they would see the only reason, yes, the one and only reason it went south his last two years, was that everyone with any kind of successful business sense, knew without a doubt there was no way 150 year old John McCain, a career politician, in a time where people are sick of career politicians, was going to win the election. Therefore, their common sense told them a democrat was coming into office. Therefore, again, common sense told them that the democrats are going to want their money, and like they always do, they are going to raise taxes and punish business and take their money. So what happened? Business stopped expanding, they withheld their money and kept cash reserves to be able to pay these tax monsters and stay solvent. People lost their jobs, and things got tight. That is the one and only reason why the economy went bad. Now as evident of this, you watch when it is winding down in Obama’s last year, and it become evident that he isnt going to get re-elected, business will pick up and jobs will be created, and Obama will try to take credit for it. Or, if it looks like he has half a chance of getting re-elected, which I seriously doubt because I dont think the American people are that stupid to repeat the mistake, then the economy will stay on hold until it is certain he is gone, then it will take off in leaps and bounds. Think Im wrong? You watch and see, and Ill guarantee it. Now if he gets re-elected, and people are that stupid to repeat the mistake, then all I can say, is God help us all, because we will be in some serious deep, deep weeds if this happens.

      • Libertarian

        You’re 100% right on!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Your a liar. Name the companies. You cant do it because you are a liar. And, are you aware, that under Bush, more Americans had jobs than ever before in the history of this country? Are you aware, that under Bush, the stock market reached an all time high? Are you aware, that under Bush, unemployment was at an all time low in this country? Are you aware of any of this? What kind of cave are you living in? It must be one full of hatred and darkness, because your hatred has made you blind to the truth. When Bush left office, unemployment was right around 4.5 percent. Now, the national liberal media says its 10 percent and rising, but we all know the truth is that it is closer to 12 to 15 percent. And this is after the Obama adminstration has had 2 and a half years, and they have made matters worse. By the way, do you remember the shambles the economy was in when Bush took over from Clinton, your hero? It was a massive recession. In less that two years, the economy was rolling. And even more, you didnt see his admin sitting on their arse’s pointing fingers and placeing blame. No sir, they went to work. And unlike you, Im not going to blame Obama directly, Im blaming his administration. One guy doesnt make all the decisions. Its his party. The president by himself cant do much, his party is the one that decides the direction. So stop pointing fingers man. My gosh, its 2-1/2 years later. Bush is gone, and he did a good job. He didnt control spending which is what I didnt like, but the rest of it was pretty good. When I see what is going on now, the more I can say I miss the guy. We are in a sad state now, and it wont change until we vote the rest of these liberals out in 2012. The republicans have some work to do, and need to slam the door on the left and stop working with them, and do what is right for this country. If they dont, they will be sealing their own fate. Because Obama admin has revealed the left for who and what they are, and America definitely doesnt want that. If the Republicans dont get back to conservatism, they will be done to. Then the Libertarians will finally get their chance, and if the Republicans come into power in 2012 and fail, they deserve to be kicked out and the Libertarians will deserve a chance. But I have to agree with the author, Ron Paul, though full of good ideas, just doesnt do it for me. When I watched him in the 2008 debates, he just came across as the little kid that got picked on while on the playground, and whines all the time. I need a guy that sounds a little more confident and strong, and he just didnt do it.

        • Thinking About

          I am surprised about your post, we knew of GW’s failing companies before he ran for governor of Texas. One company named Arbusto meaning similar to bush in Spanish and Harken. Both companies fell on hard times. Some of financial backing was from Salem bin Laden brother to Osama. You must have taken the unemployment figures from the first few weeks of his administration. No we are not on a cave, just easy to find out these details.

    • DENNIS

      TRUMP IS NOT REPUBLICAN!! He donates more to democrats than republicans! Trump only came on the scene to help obamalamadingdong get his phony birth certificate passed! Where is his investigation into the phony birth certificate???Then he will run won’t run can’t run, maybe will run, but as a third party candidate,,, If he runs it will only be to take votes from the republican so Obamalamadingdong can win,,, Don’t you dare trust that bum Trump. Obamalamadingdong probably threatened him with a tax audit to get his help,,,,

    • Toomuchsense

      Trump, is truth revealed. That chumps and fools can easily be led to follow false charaltans.

    • NJNurse

      Donald Trump is an Obama lover and a dem. He was the dems idea of a joke on the GOP and others.

    • Vic Vargaz

      There isn’t a single derogatory word in the charter of The Hall of Shame that doesn’t perfectly describe Donald Trump. The man is a liar, cheat, and thief, period. Mr. Rump lives by a simple creed: What’s mine is mine because I stole it and what’s yours soon might be.”

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Any man who was with Marla Maples and blew it is a stinking jerk.

    • 4gsltw

      You simply HAVE to be kidding. Trump is an obama supporter. His so-called “attack” on obama’s so-called birth certificate was staged with obama–I’m sure of it. If it weren’t, he’s still be on that bandwagon, since the “document” obama produced is most certainly a forgery. Romney is definitely a liberal in GOP clothing. Anyone out there who thinks Newt is taken in by the global warming hoax is several cards short of a deck. He’s our best bet in 2012. All the others, except Trump and Huntsman, are worlds better than obama, but Newt will get my vote in the primaries.

  • s c

    Take a survey of Las Vegas and any other casino town(s), folks. Odds are getting higher and higher that America will see another revolution in the next few years. And THIS administration is the catalyst.
    Think of Igor Soros as America’s new, lab-created Founding Father, and the W H crew are the high priests of internal destruction. If that imagery isn’t enough to sicken you, then you’re a willing part of the ‘organized’ problem.
    What galls me is the idea that this crop of worthless SOBs and useful idiots think they’re untouchable and they can do what they want with ‘the law’ being on their side. When the fur flies,
    I wouldn’t want to be a politician.
    The only difference between this bunch of domestic destroyers and Lenin, Stalin and Mao is the location. Same game plan, a different outcome.
    You mammy jammers have no idea what you’ve wrought.
    Enjoy – while you can. What ya gonna do when your own kids turn against you?

    • BigBadJohn

      “The only difference between this bunch of domestic destroyers and Lenin, Stalin and Mao is the location. Same game plan, a different outcome.
      You mammy jammers have no idea what you’ve wrought.”

      Are you referring to the last administration or the current administration – they look an awful lot alike to me….

      • Bob

        If they look alike to you, you need glasses. Bush may have been a lousy president, but at least he wasn’t a marxist pig like maobama.

        • eddie47d

          Speaking of swine and Bob shows up. You love the name calling Bob so accept it. It was the Republicans who drove the car into the ditch and yes Obama is still spinning those wheels. That poor car will be rusted before too long and neither party is doing a good job in pulling it out.

          • Average Joe

            I am guessing that since congress makes the laws and passes the budget as well as all other government expenditures and then the President either signs those bills or vetoes them…..I would say there were way too many people in the car on a drunken spending binge while out on a joy ride….when the car went into the ditch. Next, they all got out and pushed it over a cliff…..Let’s put the blame squarely where it belongs….on all presidents and every member of congress for the last 98 years. It is so funny watching everyone here blaming this person or that person for the mess we are in…..and nobody sees the obvious……both parties were complicit….as well as every president within that time frame……..Funny thing is…the accident wouldn’t have happened at all…..if We the People…. hadn’t been driving the car during this drunken binge and fallen asleep at the wheel…..the wreck is…to put it quite simly….our fault.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            What about the truth eddie. Does it mean anything to you? Lets compare. Bush inherited a huge recession from Clinton, twice as bad as what Obama inherited. Less than 2 years later, the economy was rolling real good, to the point that this country saw more people having jobs than ever before, less people on unemployment than ever before, and the stock market at an all time high. These are facts chiseled in stone that you and your revisionist history liberals cannot change. And his administration, thats the key here eddie, the administration not the president, as the president is one guy. Its the administration that gets things done or not done. Please understand that first of all. His administration, got the job done without standing in the public square and pointing fingers crying “Look at the mess Billy left us”. No, they didnt do that eddie. They went to work, and fixed the problem. Enter Obama. The economy falterered, as everyone in business knew the democrats were coming into power, and they had already said the first thing they were going to do is rescind the tax cuts. Which they didnt, so they lied again. So business tightened up, knowing they would need money for the democrat tax monsters. But even at that, unemployment was 4.5 when Bush left. Obama admin, not Obama, but Obama’s administration, again eddie, the key word, the administration, not one guy, but the whole administration who makes things work or not work, has escalated this problem to what they report is 10 percent and rising, when we all know it is more like 12 to 15 percent and rising. And yet there they are, standing on their milk crate in the public square, still pointing the finger and blaming others, as are their blind followers like you eddie. But you see, all of us who are educated, we know your lies eddie. Youve been exposed, as we all know the truth. The Obama administration has balooned unemployment and job loss, and its been 2-1/2 years and they are still blaming others. When does it stop eddie? When do they become responsible for the bad, bad things they have done? How big of a hole do they dig, before you start blaming those with the shovels in their hands for digging the hole deeper for 2-1/2 years. When will you start holding them accountable eddie? What have they done to make things better? Nothing. It has all gotten much, much worse, and on top of that, they have weakened us to our enemies, expanded wars, started new illegal wars without congressional approval, and yet their blind uneducated followers like you, still follow their lead yelling ” Bush, Bush, Bush”. Grow up, and come back in the real world eddie. They have failed, and they are continuing to fail, because just as when they came into office and never divulged a plan of action, they still have no plan of action, and it shows for all the world to see. What the Obama administration has done however, is expose the left wing liberals true side to the American people, and that is exactly why over 60 of their cronies got booted to the curb in the 2010 elections, and more will follow in 2012. Will the republicans get it right? Who knows. If they dont get back to being conservative like they are supposed to, they will be voted out the next election, but I guarantee you, it wont be democrats replacing them. They have a lot of damage control to do, and need to do a 180 degree turn, or they are toast forever. Obama has exposed them, and well see them, and even those who didnt see them for who they are before, are now seeing them, and they dont like it, even a lot of their own followers. So wake up eddie. Join the human race.

          • denniso

            Are you living in a permanent fog? ‘Bush inherited a huge recession from Clinton,worse than the one under Bush’???? Do you really know as little as that makes you sound? There was a very minor recession in 2000-2001,NOTHING like what we experimented in 2008,not even close! This recession had the force to knock us into a depression not seen since ’29. Come on, I know you can do better than that w/ history,can’t you?

        • ron

          You are right to a degree. Bush was a fascist pig who let his draft dodging vice run the show.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Hmm. As I recall, he served and got his honorable discharge. Did Bill Clinton serve? Did Barack Obama serve? Well, imagine that. Wake up sir.

          • ron

            Who are we talking about here Beberoni, Bush or Cheney? Bush served in a National Guard unit during a time most had to have a connection to get into a guard unit.But he served. Cheney got 6 draft deferments. Is that serving?

  • Rosco1776

    It’s a shame you can’t see that Ron Paul is right on all the troubles were in. With a good vice prez pick he could take it with ease except for people like you that keep saying he’s not electable. He has more principle in his little finger than all the other candidates put together.
    Bachmann’s shortcomings, which include:

    Two terms in Congress for Bachmann, as opposed to 12 terms for Paul.
    As a legislator in Minnesota, Bachmann allegedly proposed US$60 million in earmarks.
    In Congress, in 2007, Bachmann appropriated US$3.7 million in federal pork.
    A report shows Bachmann’s counseling clinic got US$30,000 in state and federal subsidies, and a family farm received a US$260,000 federal farm subsidy.
    In 2008 Bachmann voted for Nancy Pelosi’s stimulus bill.

    Paul is indeed a true advocate for “the little guy,” , noting the Texan argues against the taxing of waitress’ tips while Bachmann, as a tax attorney, allegedly went after a taxpayer earning less than US$10,000 a year.

    While Bachmann has strode to the head of national polls mainly due to media exposure not given to Ron Paul while borrowing his views and Tea Party, the fact that Paul’s views are being accepted is a good thing and supporters should not panic.

    Ron Paul 2012!!

    • Conservative at Birth

      Ron Paul is not going to be the Republican nominee for President. He is not elecactable. His positions are to bizarre for most thinking people. Yes he is right about many of the solutions to our problems, but he turns to many independents off with his dry presnetations.

      • Bob in Boston

        Hilarious whenever people say Ron Paul’s positions are “bizarre” or “crazy” this year, because every OTHER potential repub nominee this year is parroting the same stuff RP’s been saying for years. Sorry, but the whole “he’s not electable because he’s crazy” thing is so 2008… The only difference between Dr. Paul’s platform and everyone else’s is that he’s the only one who will actually do what he said he would do once he gets into office. You can’t say that about any of the others except maybe Herman Cain who quite frankly doesn’t have the right experience for the job. Nobody has the credentials or voting record that Ron Paul does, and that’s precisel why he should be the next president.

        • eddie47d

          Michelle Bachmann is bizarre which makes Ron Paul very likeable and normal.

          • Toomuchsense

            Who’s name calling now, Eddie? You called out Bob. As if that were a bad thing to express one’s opinion. But then you critize others, for what you do. Which is your right. In fact your duty. But you are two faced, which makes you uncreditable. I’d wager, that every arrow that you could sling at Michelle, I could triple on Obama. I’d be a richer man after collecting. But you’re probably a dead beat in the pocketbook, as you are morally.

          • Average Joe

            Toomuchsense,
            Saying that someone is bizarre….is not exactly calling someone names, it is pointing to a behavioral pattern that a person may consider to be…odd.

            bi·zarre   /bɪˈzɑr/ [bih-zahr]

            –adjective
            markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd: bizarre clothing; bizarre behavior.

          • eddie47d

            Some of the arrows slung at Obama are reprehensible so if the immorality shoe fits then try it on. Is it an honest opinion or a mean spirited slander.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Why is she bizarre to you eddie? I find her completely normal. Is it because she speaks the truth, and being a liberal, the truth is bizarre to you since you dont understand it? That must be what it is.

          • JeffH

            Beberoni, eddie called Bachmann bizarre because he heard/read that someone else called her bizarre…eddie is the penultimate repeater.

            They even sell eddie the repeating parrots that repeat everything they hear. Just tell eddie the Repeat Parrot what you want to hear and he’ll say it back to you while he moves his beak – like a real talking bird. He even flaps his wings.

        • http://ahalbert@smart-technology.net Allan Halbert

          Even if every good thing said about Ron Paul is true, he will not win — he is not charismatic enough, and the TV makes and breaks. Perhaps coaching would help if he would agree to it, but he needs it if he is to have a chance. He’s got to speak a bit slower, not combine too many ideas in each sentence, shape his answers better, have pauses for impact, stand up straight, smile occasionally, and look directly into the lens. As someone said earlier, he sounds like an economics professor speaking to students that have no choice but to furiously take notes. All of these traits undermine the impact he could make. Essentially, he could use some basic Toastmasters training.

      • DaveH

        What makes Ron Bizarre, Conservative? Is it the fact that he actually learned from the Prohibition Era, unlike so many right-wingers? Is it the fact that he actually obeys the Constitution that he swore to uphold? Is it the fact that he knows we can’t and shouldn’t continue to have our noses in every other country’s business? Is it the fact that he is one of a handful of Politicians whose actions actually follow what he preaches?
        Curious minds want to know, What is bizarre about Ron?

        • dlsimm

          I wouldn’t categorize him as bizarre, but he does have some beliefs that I don’t agree with. He is against income tax and abolishing the IRS. He also voted against the Patriot Act. He is soft on supporting Israel. He opposes any kind of universal health care and the US war on drugs. He does not believe in federal control of marriage laws. Some very racist remarks have been attributed to him including calling Barbara Jordan a “fraud”. He was also quoted as saying that “only 5% of Black people have enough political sense to vote correctly”. He is for legalizing prostitution and marijuana. He is 75 years old and would be the oldest man ever elected POTUS

          • Bob Marshall

            Very well put! I was considering backing Ron Paul until he said that he wanted to legalize Cocaine. We all know we can’t stop cocaine trafficking and use but we don’t have to support it. Same for prostitution. I wish he had a different view point on these subjects.I do see Ron as a Patriot. Something this country needs more than ever today.i do agree much of our problem started with The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the IRS established in 1933.I want to hear from a canidate who talks about doing away with the Federal Reserve and wants to change the unfair tax codes.Reducing the size of government. Get us out of the UN and the IMF. Stop wasteful spending! Not more lobbyist but less.Create more than just government jobs and do away with the Patriot Act.Of course we know there is no such canidate nor never will be.

          • DaveH

            Ron Paul isn’t advocating Cocaine use. He merely has enough sense to know that the Drug Wars are a waste of money, and are costing us our Freedom. Not to mention the fact that drug enforcement is not one of the Federal Government’s Constitutional Powers.
            It’s been 40 years now. Have they won?
            Prohibition brought us the Mafia. The Drug Wars have brought us the Drug Lords. And loss of our Freedom (Forfeiture laws, 4th Amendment violations, innocent lives lost), and for what? Illegal drugs kill 1/4th the number of people each year that are killed by alcohol use. Illegal drugs kill 1/20th the number of people each year that are killed by cigarette use (and tobacco is subsidized — go figure).
            It’s time to end the insanity of doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results:
            http://stopthedrugwar.org/

          • eddie47d

            Well said Dave H.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            I have to disagree with Bob Marshall, and agree with Ron Paul’s stance on the drug wars. We have porked well over 600 billion dollars into this thing, and guess what? After all these years, the drug cartels are bigger and stronger than ever. The amount of users of cocaine and marijuana are as numerable as ever, and the only ones I see as being off any better, are the lawyers and judges who are lining their pockets right and left over them being illegal. Thats the bottom line, as to why they are still illegal. Those in the legal field are making far too much money off of their supposed fight against them, and they dont want to endanger their cash cow. And for anyone who cares to see and hear the truth, right here it is before you in this post. This is why they remain illegal. Lawyers.

          • Andrea B

            @ Bob Marshall:

            You said, “.I do see Ron as a Patriot. Something this country needs more than ever today.i do agree much of our problem started with The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the IRS established in 1933.I want to hear from a canidate who talks about doing away with the Federal Reserve and wants to change the unfair tax codes.Reducing the size of government. Get us out of the UN and the IMF. Stop wasteful spending! Not more lobbyist but less.Create more than just government jobs and do away with the Patriot Act.Of course we know there is no such canidate nor never will be.”

            Look up Ron Paul. The things you say you want but cannot find in a candidate, you will find in Ron Paul! He is absolutely FOR ending the fed, which is why HE WROTE A BOOK CALLED, “END THE FED.” He is absolutely for making a fair tax code, fair for EVERYONE, and abolishing the IRS. He is absolutely FOR getting the fed govt out of regulating and micro-managing large and small businesses, and wants a majority of what is currently govt jobs to be performed by the private market!

            Your interpretation of the drug laws and prostitution is also incorrect, but I hope you will at least CheckOutRonPaul.com to get his life-long views about all of these issues, and will also check out what HE has to say about the others…not what the media picks and chooses for people to hear.

            I predict that you will be pleasantly surprised.

            Dr. Ron Paul 2012, because our country needs a doctor, not another damn lawyer.

        • Void1972

          DaveH
          There is nothing more “Bizzare” then Obama as President Of the United States of America! I remember how the media treated Ron Paul last election, and that is why I say the media gets people elected.
          And speaking of “Bizzare”, Ron Paul is one of two Congressmen that are not members of the CFR and TLG.
          All the rest are Traitors!

      • George

        The only way he couldn’t get elected is if no one will vote for him. To say he’s unelectable is just a misnomer to plant the seed of doubt into anyone’s tiny little brain so that they instead vote for talking points instead the real thing.. They all have talking points that change with the wind but his have been consistent for 30 yrs. You can’t get any better than that.

      • Harold Olsen

        I believe that Ron Paul, like the majority of Libertarians, which is what he is, is a nut job. He may call himself a Republican but he isn’t and if he gets the nomination, which he won’t, the election will go to Obama.

        I believe the only real hope of turning the country around is Herman Cain. He has a history of solving financial problems and he doesn’t use taxpayer money to do it. He uses his intelligence and puts together teams that get results. However, he won’t, I’m sorry to say, be the GOP candidate either. The party won’t support him.

        Mitt Romney is going to be the party’s candidate this time, I’m sure of it. The party will anoint him and the party sheep will obey them and turn their support toward him. He tops my list of Republicans whom I absolutely will not vote for. In fact, I believe that if Romney is the candidate, the election goes to Obama. Romney care was Obama’s template for Obamacare.

        There are things about Michelle Bachmann that bother me, but I would have no problem voting for her, and, it would not be a case of voting for the lesser of two evils, which I won’t do any more. I’d rather have Herman Cain, though.

        If Romney, Gingrich, Giuliani, Pawlenty or any of the other establishment Republicans are the candidate, and as I said I believe it will be Romney, I will write in Herman Cain’s name on my ballot because, for the first time since Reagan, he is a candidate I believe in.

        • JeffH

          Harold Olsen calls Libertarians “nut jobs” and then turn around and tosses his support to Herman Cain? I have to question who the real nut job is here.

          Herman Cain, the same Herman Cain of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City? The same Herman Cain who says there is no reason to “audit” the Federal Reserve? Sounds a lot like like a Democrat ya think?

          Last time I checked the Federal Reserve prints “greenbacks” as if it’s like Monopoly game money…

          Harold Olsen, if I may suggest, use your computer for something more than Twitter or Facebook or blogging.

        • DaveH

          I guess Harold thinks Freedom lovers are nut jobs. The Libertarians are the only Political party that doesn’t want to micromanage our daily lives.
          But Nutjobs, like Harold, think they know what’s best for you. The Nutjobs got us where we are today. Let’s change that.

        • Lynette

          “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals — if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. 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.” ~Ronald Reagan

        • Void1972

          Harold
          Again, follow the money….anyone involved with the CFR is under the control of the bankers, money changers, federal reserve, communist or whatever name they go by, it’s all the same evil scum that destroyed America. Ron Paul is the only outcast of the motley crew. He has my vote!

        • Average Joe

          Harold Olsen says:
          June 30, 2011 at 9:42 am
          “I believe that Ron Paul, like the majority of Libertarians, which is what he is, is a nut job.”

          Considering your past posts, I am guessing that you also still believe in Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and that you are intelligent……and just to burst your bubble, I’m gonna tell you the truth……Your parents have been lying to you….none of those things are real….they don’t exist…….

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          I still think Sarah Palin is the best candidate hands down for the Republicans, but even their “upper echelon” has bought into the attacks the democrats put on her to give her a bad name. There is no single person that a political party has ever gone at as hard as Sarah Palin, yet they come up with nothing but fabrications to try to give her a pad name. The liberal media constantly prints bad things about her, and they all figure if they do it long enough, her name will be mud, and they are getting what they wanted, because she scares the hell out of them, because when she served as Governor of Alaska, she actually did what she was elected to do, serve the people. She loves God and country and family, and they are afraid of that also. Me, I embrace those ideals, and I still think she is the best candidate.

      • Elevenarrows

        You may be right about dry presentations from Dr. Paul. However, I prefer a president who may not be the greatest of orators, but knows the Constitution and will stand in front of the gates of hell (or Congress) to defend it. Yes, some of Dr. Paul’s more libertarian views may not sit well with the public, but much of that is because the public is by and large, uneducated. Most Americans have no idea what our founding documents say. Most Americans have no idea that the entire welfare state and ALL of the programs that it has spawned are completely UNCONSTITUTIONAL. America would look very different today had she heeded the warnings Dr. Paul has consistently given for the last three decades! Call me crazy, but I’ll take Dr. Paul and all his unadulterated support for the Constitution any day.

        • Dntmkmecmoverther

          …right now, Congress and Hell are collocated. ‘Hell’ is a place where God is not.

          I agree we need someone who will take the stand that must be taken; don’t know if Dr. Paul can do that our not…let’s keep listening and fighting so that 2012 is a clean up year for freedom. If it’s Paul, so be it. If it’s Palin, so be it…somebody HAS to do it or we will lose this greatest nation on earth.

    • SJvet

      It’s unfortunate that we’re going to see “Ron Paul for President” signs messing up the landscape long after the election again.

      • Average Joe

        Well, you can always go out an collect them up…after the election is over…if it distresses you so much. I would suggest that you wait until after the election to start your “clean up efforts”….since there are laws against doing so during the election proccess (just a heads up to keep you out of trouble),something to do with “private property rights”.

      • DaveH

        What is unfortunate is that we’re probably going to see a repeat of 1980. Excluding Reagan, the Republicans (Congressmen) that were elected were just the typical Big-Government loving Republicans whose “conservative” rhetoric belied their actions. And Government did its usual. It grew.
        When are the Republican masses going to catch on that the Republican Party is playing them? They’ve been the party of Mercantilism, and the party of Empire since their beginning in the mid-1800s. And they haven’t changed.

        • Harold Olsen

          I was a Democrat until 1978. Jimmy Carter turned me into an Independent. Because of Ronald Reagan, I became a Republican. Because of George W. Bush, John McCain, Michael Steele and the direction the Republican party was going in I became an Independent once again and I still am. I do not support either party and though I may vote for a Republican for president, I will never, ever vote for a Democrat. I only vote for people whom I deem to be true conservatives and that, as far as I’m concerned, leaves out the entire Democrat party. I don’t believe there is any such thing as a conservative Democrat. There are very few conservatives in the Republican party any longer either. With perhaps the exception of Michelle Bachmann, none of the current leading candidates are true conservatives. Romney certainly isn’t, nor are Gingrich and Pawlenty. Herman Cain, I believe, is the truest conservative of the bunch. If he got into the race, I would add Allen West to my list of true conservatives.

          • JeffH

            Harold Olsen, do you not believe Michelle Bachmann to be a “true” conservative? Get Herman Cain out of your mind, he’s a faux conservative ex-Federal Reserve of KC.

          • JeffH

            DaveH, that is your view and you know I respect that, but you are wrong in my opinion about Bachmann. Yes, she believes in our security and military strength and showing support of our allies.

            Two things stand out to me in her statement: “I will devote the resources necessary to maintain our fighting forces as second-to-none, while ‘being judicious in the use of our power’. I will not rest until the war on terror is won.”

            I believe and support the conservative values that Bachmann brings to the table and rest assure that there will always be terrorists plotting against democracy. I am interested to hear more from her but to say she is a “cog in the wheel of the military state” is a bit early and over reaching in my opinion.

            “As Commander-in-Chief, I will do whatever it takes to fulfill the federal government’s foremost responsibility under the Constitution: to keep you safe in an increasingly dangerous world. I will uphold America’s values by standing shoulder-to shoulder with those who share those values and our interests and standing tall against those who don’t. I will devote the resources necessary to maintain our fighting forces as second-to-none, while being judicious in the use of our power. I will ensure our borders are fully secured. And I will not rest until the war on terror is won.”

          • karolyn

            Jeff – The problem is the war on terror will never be “won,” and anybody who thinks it can be is a fool. No matter how many terrorists you kill, there will always be more to follow.

          • JeffH

            karolyn, I’ll take you at your word…NOT! You’re right though and that is why I believe it is necessary that we maintain a strong military/security force to protect you and I and America from the hethen terrorists. I’m not advocating for a police state and I don’t believe Bachmann is either. I believe Bachmann to be an exceptionional grounded individual that will be able to keep a balance in our military…she’s not a warmonger in my view.

          • DaveH

            As much as it pains me, I’m going to agree with Karolyn on this one, Jeff.
            Government has caused those people to hate us. Yes, fanatical Islamics are controlling, evil people. But chances are they wouldn’t have risked messing with us without our Government messing heavily in their business. Imagine, for instance, how you are going to feel when the UN has troops here patrolling our streets to “keep the peace” (translation — protect the leaders from the people)?
            We need to stop letting the military statists and the welfare statists lead us around by the nose as they take more and more of our freedoms away.

          • JeffH

            DaveH, I’m a big boy and I realize that nothing is set in stone at this point with Bachmann or any other candidate. I don’t believe Bachmann has reached the “military statist level. Obviously I do like Bachmann and, as you are aware, I’m also a fan of Ron Paul. I do wish that Judge Napolitano would consider a run with Paul. My ideal ticket would be a Paul/Bachmann ticket.

          • DaveH

            I think that ticket would work, Jeff, because I think Michele is very intelligent and as Vice President I think she would quickly learn from Paul that the US as the World’s Policemen is a mistake for our country.

      • Elevenarrows

        Chick fil A will sometimes offer a free chicken sandwich if you bring in election signs after the election. You might want to check on that!

    • DaveH

      Bachmann is also a cog in the wheel of the military state which has largely led to our impoverishment and to a good portion of the world hating us:
      http://www.michelebachmann.com/issues/security/

      • JeffH

        DaveH, see my comments above…not sure why they ended up there.

    • BigBadJohn

      I am an independent, I lean more conservative than liberal, but more center of the road than conservative – if that makes sense.

      Ron Paul – so far – is the ONLY republican that I would vote for. I think we need to change the way both parties are bought and paid for by the lobbyist. So far Ron Paul is the only one talking about change I think the country needs!

      • DaveH

        Yep. He’s one of the few that actually is serving the people rather than serving himself like the majority of the politicians.

        • Andrea B

          I recently saw a yard sign that looked like it was from a realty company…it said in big letters:

          NOT FOR SALE
          Ron Paul

          I’m thinking of making one for my yard, too, since it’s clear that he can’t be bought…by anyone!

    • Don

      Rosco,, sounds to me like you would vote for odumbo over Bachmann if Paul is out of the mix

      • Buddy

        You may not realize this, but you don’t have to vote.

    • Libertarian

      Ron Paul is the ONLY HOPE for America! and by extension, the world!

      Ron Paul 2012!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0N0iqUiaTs – Ron Paul Exposes Neo Conservatives A.K.A. NEOCONS??

    • CJM

      Why shouldn’t the waiter/waitress’ tips (and any other individual who receives tips) be taxable income? Some receive a very high salary based on those tips, it just depends on where they work. Quite frankly, tipping should be disallowed by all business establishments because those businesses earn enough profit that they can pay appropriate wages. As for other businesses that do pay appropriate wages and the server receives a tip, why should I give them one? If a woman pays $75 to have her hair done, that should be it–yet the server demands at a minimum a $5 tip. Baloney! Bachmann has it right–servers should pay taxes on their tips.

      • Void1972

        CJM
        I have a solution for you. Pack up your bags and move to Europe. All the socialist believe the same and you and don’t have to tip. Ireland would be a good place to start. They will be begging for more IMF cash soon, just as the lazy Greeks have, and Italy, Spain and the rest of the Socialist nations will all fall behind them.
        Good luck in your new home.

    • dal

      Who’s the RINO? Republicanism believes in small government, individual freedom and responsibility, local control, fiscal responsibility and freedom of (and from) religion. How does that compare to the right wingers who have taken over the party and believe in their own brand of big government, federal power, deficit spending on their own sacred cows, nation-building and interventionism, and the injection of religious belief in government (abortion). The republican party has left me, I have not left the republican party. It’s been taken over by the radical fringe.

    • doris simonis

      Unless the Republicans select an exceptional candidate, and we all stand united behind that candidate, we don’t have a chance of beating Obama. Every food stamp, medicaid, and others feeding at the trough are going to vote to keep their aid coming in without having to work for it. We also need to replace the republicans in congress that are only worried about their own reelection. They have stopped working for us and have become traders to our cause of fiscal management of the money taken from us. Quit bickering between ourselfs and UNITE!!!!!

    • newspooner

      Rep. Bachmann is mostly good. You have pointed out some legititmate shortcomings which are not surprising to expect when we elect lawyers as lawmakers. But yu missed her biggest flaw, support for the unconstitutional and misnamed “Patriot Act”. While she might believe that it was a protection for natinal security, it shows clearly that she is not nearly as good a candidate as Ron Paul. Maaybe she would accept the vice presidential nomination. Paul/Bachmann 2012????

      Regretably, I doubt the Republican team will be even remotely that good. Romney/Guliani 2012??? OMG!

    • Jeff in OH

      The only thing good to come out of all this, (If were aloud to vote again) is there will be very few Democraps left after this election and the ones left will be unable to get anything for there constituents and they will dry up. NO MORE DEMOCRAPS in 2016 at all. Just think what a wonderful world that would be….No more Killing Babys, no more illegal’s voting or rioting for free stuff, All the drilling for oil jobs & all the gas we need, No more phony global warming, We get our land back from the EPA. No more Jessie Jerkson or Al not so Sharpton. Just Imagine having a job again……..

    • Mark

      Rosco has it right. Until enough people quit voting for the lesser of two evils and start voting in “unelectable” statesmen like Ron Paul this country is doomed. At some point the people must come to terms with such an idiotic premise.

    • Pathfinder

      Whenever I hear any RINO tell me that any candidate is “unelectable”; I know that all it means is that the Rino, himself, will do everything in his power to sabotage the conservative candidate’s campaign. That is why the candidate is “unelectable”. Because the RINOs will support a liberal democrat rather than elect a conservative republican.

    • Wayne Morgan

      I hear you loud and clear 1776. It’s a shame that so many people will scroll past your blog when there is nothing but truth in it. I don’t understand how so many people vote on looks, grooming, the appearance of wealth and education of the BS they spout out that a team of people they don’t even know their names as if it where their own. As if they believe what their saying has a drop of truth in it. As you have shown us 1776, it’s not what they do tell us so as what they are not telling us. Having a Law Degree, working in government, know which forms to fill out to gain access to government loans and bail outs that we are all entitled, but lack the knowledge or how to get past all obstacles put in place to keep us from even thinking about going down that garden path. Putting all that aside the point I am trying to make is that she one of the crowd that we are trying to bring her true nature into light. She is just another taker. Giving is not in her nature. I sure Ron had people help him crunch numbers, but he has put the hours in, done work himself, that when he starts to quote numbers he knows what he’s talking about. We need a giver in the White House. Someone that God,Duty, Country is their life, not a line in a speech. If they would even use that combination of words in the same sentence. What else can I say that hasn’t already been said, is anyone listening?

    • alabama red neck

      Yes, i am a red neck and glad of it. Why do yoou all think of us as
      dumb people? Well just mark it down….We red neck people will not
      vote for the person that you think we should..Oh, yes we might know all we need to about someone, but we understand the truth about whom
      we will vote for. I know this does not make you happy, but who says
      we must. It is still a free country and vote i will..
      must.

    • ONTIME

      There will be others seeking the nomination and all can make their case before the people and all will suffer sling, arrow and undeserved/deserved remarks of candor. They must have the chance to aquitt themselves and stand up for their acts, let them speak and make your choice….

    • M

      Ron Paul IS electable. It is only the fear of this that has perpetrated so many entries into the Republican primary.

    • http://www.qwerqwerrqwer.com Arnold Boehmke

      I genuinely similar to that of your blog. It’s thorough and any tinnitus sufferer can relate to this. Maintain up the great work!

  • SMSgt Z retired Nam 68

    You all still have not had your med’s adjusted.You are sheep following millionaires who would say anything to keep there jobs Check Newsweek November 8 2010 and see how much your hero’s make.
    going sailing now enjoy the rest of your day shut-ins

    • Conservative at Birth

      Keep on sailing and don’t come back, if that is all you can contribute.

      • John Woodbury

        John Woodbury Class of ’72 says: SMSgt Z retired Nam 68 your ideas are on target but your English in MIA. Please proof read what you write, all you do is give Ammo to looney leftist.

        • eddie47d

          …or give ammunition to the loony right.

          • Toomuchsense

            Which is a very small selection of the population. If you want numbers on loony individals, check the left.

          • eddie47d

            Get real; Both the loony right and left are a small minority yet they get the most publicity and name recognition. Their opinions shape the nation and they know it.

    • SJvet

      Learn to spell, or look up words. It’s their, not there.

      • SJvet

        I forgot. Why did you make heros possessive? Go back to school and learn English.

        • Carlucci

          Mis-use of the apostrophe makes me crazy, especially since many people do it all the time. They cannot tell the difference between plural and possessive. In addition, many people do not see the difference between “there” and “their”. It makes me wonder if they were fast asleep during English grammar class. Oh, well – I was a wiz at English, but totally sucked at math (and still do, unless I study and practice math problems like crazy). Maybe it’s a left brain/right brain thing.

          BTW – Heroes is correct when referring to people; heros without the e is for the sandwiches.

          • Average Joe

            “In addition, many people do not see the difference between “there” and “their”.”……and….”They’re” AKA They are ( another of those “sounds like” words that has a specific meaning and use).

          • Dntmkmecmoverther

            the sandwich is ‘gyros’…man, people who don’t know there foood make me krazee…just like the ones’ who misuse apostrofees adn misple wurds.

          • Curt

            Dntmkmecmoverther,

            Hero is a type of sandwich: made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States.

            Gyro: is a dish of meat roasted on a vertical spit, generally served as a sandwich, also called gyros, with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce, wrapped in pita bread.

            I am a chef. I do know food.

          • Average Joe

            And for those that do not know how to pronounce Gyro, it is pronounced Yee-ro not Gy-ro (as in gyroscope) , of Greek origin…..I always cringe when I hear someone mispronounce the word….while in the military, I spent 18 months in Athens….after being corrected and laughed at a few times, I learned how to pronounce it properly.

          • libertytrain

            I cringe when I hear it mispronounced as well – I was corrected in my very early youth and it hurts my ears now when I hear it pronounced as gyro as in gyroscope…. :)

          • CJM

            Is this a forum for English 101 and food preparation?

          • Average Joe

            CJM,
            As a matter of fact, yes it is…..did you pay your fees to get in…or just sneak in through the back door?…..the nerve of some people…..lol

          • Curt

            CJM,

            There is nothing wrong with being mindful of spelling and grammer; even if we have to use food to do it. Understand, the better we are at spelling and grammer, the less likely we are to look and sound like gun toting, inbred, hillbilly, nut job, wackos that the dems would make us out to be. Proper education is the foundation of all we stand for. Unless I am mistaken.

            If I have any typographical or grammatical errors, I apologize. Being human and all…

          • Old Henry

            Carlucci:

            How ’bout people who start a sentence with the word but. I even see it here in articles written by supposedly educated people.

            I too shake my head at the there / their / they’re mis-use.

            Remember a Tom Anderson who used to post here earlier this year? From CA, I think. He was very good at pointing out grammatical errors.

            Anoter one was a woman by the name of Cathy, I THINK.

          • Old Henry

            Dntmkmecmoverther:

            That’ a goodn. LOL.

          • Old Henry

            Curt:

            Did you catch the article here a while back regarding the best hamburgers?

            I am not a chef. A fried egg sandwich is my specialty…. And the smoke detctor is my timer.

        • Harold Olsen

          Take your own advice. The correct spelling of “heros” is “heroes.” And I didn’t have to look it up.

          • Carlucci

            Curt – A “gyro” sounds a lot like a schwarma to me. Either way, I’m getting hungry…

          • Carlucci

            Average Joe – you were in Athens for 18 months? That must have been wonderful. Greece is one of my favorite countries. I would love to spend a summer in Santorini before I die. Fabulous place…

          • Average Joe

            Yes I was, and it was great for the most part. I was USN working for the Fleet Support Offices there 1974- 1975. Things were a bit scary there for a while though. I was there during the time that the Turks invaded Cypress and since Greece was not a member of NATO, we could not intervene, which of course caused a big rift between the US and Greece. I had a few friends who were beaten by Greek civilians and one who had a moltov cocktail thrown into his car (while he was in it), he managed to get out of the car with minor injuries but was then attacked by the mob and spent 2.5 months in the hospital. During this time, we weren’t allowed to wear our uniforms…as if the Greeks couldn’t figure ut that were Americans…based on our skin color and limited communication skills in speaking Greek.
            I’ve always wanted to go back for a visit….but I really don’t think now would be a good time…..everything considered.

          • Curt

            Carlucci,

            The two share simiarities, but gyros usually do not contain tahini, hummus, pickled turnips and amba that the shawarma does. I am getting hungry as well. I am going to grab a bite.

          • Kate8

            Average Joe – I just want to apologize for pouncing on you yesterday. It’s just that the whole idea of giving our nation back to the Indians drives me nuts.

            Since you didn’t address any of the points I made, I can only assume that you didn’t read the whole of my posts.

            In any case, I do have respect for you, and hope there aren’t too many hard feelings. :)

          • Average Joe

            Kate8,
            Thanks, but no appology is neccesary. Nobody can agree 100% of the time…that’s just a fact of life.
            Actually, I did respond to your post this morning and hope that after you read it, that you understand a little better where I am comming from. I should have ended my last sentence with a question mark…so please don’t take it the wrong way.
            I don’t tend to hold grudges and if there are people that I just can’t talk rationally too…like the retired police officer from the other day…. I usually try to avoid replying to them after the first volly (the full daily blog). Sometimes there is that one person that just gets under your skin and no matter what, you just can’t shake it loose until you’ve said what you think needs to be said….and sometimes it is just to draw them and make them show their true colors to the community.
            You, I have no issues with at all….we can agree to disagree once in a while on issues…that’s only human…..
            Heck, I’ve even found myself defending eddie lately….sometimes I think we pick on him too much….and yes I know, he can be out there in left field most of the time, but every once in a while as much as I hate to admit it…..he does say something that I can agree with him about (not very often, but occasionally)…..maybe subconsciencely, I’m trying to catch the fly with honey rather than vinegar….lol

            We’re good…as always….be safe in all that you do. ;)

          • Old Henry

            Carlucci:

            Santorini. Isn’t that in Texas? LOL!

            Hell, I hardly ever leave the township let alone the country.

  • Warrior

    I was watching a senate subcommittee meeting on c-span regarding the justification for ignoring the “war powers act” the other day. The conversation evolved into a discussion of the definition of the word “hostilites” in explaining why the Libya incursion does not fit under the definition of “hostilities”. Reminded me of that guy some years ago who tried to defend his actions by arguing about the definition of the word “is”.

    Keep your eye on the donut people and not the hole!

  • hal

    Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,

    here I am

    stuck in the middle with you

    Steelers Wheel – and most of the mainstream USA!

    • Average Joe

      The same song went through my as soon as I saw the title of the article….lol

      • Average Joe

        “went through my head”

        • eddie47d

          Joe; I think you left the s off of as!Now take a chill, just a minor payback for your insults 2 days ago.

          • Average Joe

            Gee eddie, I’m offended…and after I stuck up for you on that same day…..heh…actually, I’m not really offended…it goes with the territory…..I never get into a food fight….without food to throw back….that would be just plain silly…..lol

    • DaveH

      I get that feeling often, Hal.

      • Carlucci

        Me too. I also think of the Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” song -
        “Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss” lyrics.

        Obviously most voters are not paying attention to the definition of insanity – doing the same stupid thing over and over again and expecting different results.

  • Greyhawk

    At least we know we do not want John, Obama Flunky, Huntsman and Mitt, Pretty Boy, Romney as they are nothing but Leftist Rinoes who would be no better than Obama. As for John Boehner, he needs to be voted out as Speaker of the House. He is nothing but a mealy mouthed whiner who has totally squelched the TEA party candidates which we elected in 2010. Nothing has changed in the U.S. congress since they took over the House. It has been Obama and Pelosi’s agenda full speed ahead with a lot of Rebukes from Boehner but No Cuts In Spending and No Roll Backs of any of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Agenda and No Defunding even of Illegal Wars. Nothing but rhetoric and no action except on the Golf Course. I would love to have been a fly on the wall to watch Boehner Kiss Obama’s Butt during this love fest.

    • George

      I agree that we don’t want either of those two, but if push came to shove I’d vote for either against the Obamanation.

      • DaveH

        I believe, George, that would be worse than re-electing Obama. At least Obama is “transparently” building Government ever larger and waking up the apathetic voters. Another RINO would just prolong the agony and build government larger more covertly.

        • Carlucci

          Yep, and millions of relentlessly clueless RINO sheep, I mean, voters would look the other way and believe that is a-okay, because “at least a “republican” (RINO) is in office!!!”

          And now, back to our program – “The Definition of Insanity”…

          BTW – Great article, Ben.

        • Toomuchsense

          Nice try. But no bananas. Four more years of Obama would take over fifty years at minimim to correct. You’re either a stooge, or on the left of the bell curve.

          • DaveH

            We got here from over 150 years of Republican slow growth of Big Government, so nice try TooMuch, but you lose.

      • Harold Olsen

        I won’t. I’ll write in someone whom I believe in. No more voting for the lesser of two evils because all that accomplishes is that evil wins. With either Romney or Huntsman, we may as well stick with Obama. Better the evil you know.

        • Toomuchsense

          While I’m not a supporter of either of those two canidates, or other’s like them. It would seem that your cognitive and reasoning powers are quite low. Since your comment indicated that you know the devil in the Rino’s just as well as those found in Obama. So using that, basing your surport for Obama as the devil you know, does not make sense. We do not have the security of four more years of Obama. We can live with which ever canidate we get, and live to fight another day. Oh! I’m very conservative. But don’t have my head up my azz as to the seriousness of Obama as preident. Am working and giving money to strong conservatives. Dislike Rinos with a passion. But too damn smart to chunk the November election to Obama.

        • Mary

          I won’t be voting, because I am tired of all of this mess.

  • june

    I also like Herman Cain, however, his one downfall (as in the other candidates) is he is pro-amnesty and has a very bad rating on immigration. Bachmann on the other hand is the only one that has a high rating on immigration(as in closing the borders, against amnesty, etc.) I believe she is a true conservative.

    • DaveH

      And, as in the case of Bachmann, Herman is pro-military state (being the world’s policemen):
      http://www.hermancain.com/the-issues
      (pick the National Security tab).

      • Average Joe

        I agree DaveH,.
        My other problem with Herman Cain is that he is a former Federal Reserve insider who saysthat we do not need to audit the Fed….because they already give us all of the information that we need. He says if we need answers from the Federal Reserve, all we need to do is go there and ask one of their staffers to give us a tour and they will happily answer all of our questions……sounds to me like letting the fox guard the henhouse ….just sayin’.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L63-G0dlWc

        Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is an American businessman, politician, columnist, and radio host from Georgia. He is the former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and a former deputy chairman (1992–94) and chairman (1995–96) of the board of directors to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

      • Dan az

        Dave and average joe
        I agree with both of you.I read his polices and agree with much he had to say but when it got to the military he was vague and sounded more on the expansion side which is where the problems lie.And the fact that he had anything to do with the federal reserve turns me off instantly.I think I see another puppet that had been groomed by our friends behind the curtain.I would like to see if he also was appointed to the CFR by chance.I think not trying to be racist but just because he was smart enough to see there was a market for fried chicken and watermelon doesn’t make him a good choice for working out the problems of our economy,He was one of the problems that we had with the feds in the first place,and I would put odds on him that he will continue working in favor of the feds wouldn’t you?

        • Average Joe

          100% in agreement

    • Harold Olsen

      Herman Cain has a history of solving financial problems and that is what we need right now. He may not be perfect, no candidate is, but I think he is the best hope for getting us out of our financial crisis which was started by Bush and grossly amplified by Obama.

      If Bachmann gets the nomination, she’ll get my vote. Romney, Gingrich or the other establishment elite candidates won’t.

      We could make history, if we don’t like the party’s choice, by writing in the name of the candidate whom we do like. We could have the first ever write in president. Don’t be sheep and just vote for whomever the party tells you to vote for, which is a waste of your vote. Vote for the person whom you truly believe in.

      • Dan az

        Harold
        The problem with that is that if not everyone wrote in the choice like I always did then your vote doesn’t mean squat.In fact you will have given your vote to the very person that you despise in the first place.Lessons from voting for Ron Paul in every election so far that I have had.I wish it wasn’t true but the fact that he realized it to is why he changed to republican as to get the votes but you first have to win the primaries and get the backing from the rhino’s.We showed the congress that they can and will get replaced and we need to show them that we mean business.That’s why we need to get as many libertarians in there as we can to make a change that has been needed for so long and possibly our last chance to save this country from the den of thieves that we have now.

  • Conservative at Birth

    Romney, Huntsman, McCain, and Mitch are Country Club (Rockefeller) Republicans. Dump them all and replace with true Contstiutional Republicans. Trump is not a Republican and donates more money to Democrats than to Republicans. My ticket is Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann. Tom Tancredo is not electable. Throw Boener out as Speaker and replace with Adam West.

    • Average Joe

      Actually, I did a bit of research on Trumps political contributions, and found that he splits it pretty much down the middle….which means he’s trying to cover all of his bases….while he may tend to favor Dems, it isn’t by more than a few hundred dollars…..but, I still wouldn’t vote for him, just another pompous a$$ in a shiny stuffed suit.
      My ideal ticket would be Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano. Two true Constitutional,Conservatives with Libertarian values.

      http://www.voteronpaul.com/newsDetail.php?Andrew-Napolitano-Ron-Paul-s-VP-Prospect-3471

      • SJvet

        The last thing we need is a libertarian, which is a modified liberal.

        • Average Joe

          I may comment on your post….once I stop laughing at you…..

        • Average Joe

          Liberal: AKA Progressive = Progressivism is a political attitude favoring or advocating changes or reform through governmental action. Progressivism is often viewed in opposition to conservative or reactionary ideologies.

          Libertarian: Libertarianism is a political philosophy that upholds individual liberty, especially freedom of expression and action. Libertarianism includes diverse beliefs and organizations, all advocating minimization of the state and sharing the goal of maximizing individual liberty and freedom.

          I would say “Nice try on your behalf”, but it wasn’t even close.
          One is Government intervention….the other is the complete opposite.

          Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
          Robert A. Heinlein

          • Elevenarrows

            Thanks for that reply–you kept me from having to say it!

        • DaveH

          In my book, SJvet, Conservatives want to preserve the Constitution as it was intended by the signers, therefore advocating Limited Federal Government and State Sovereignty. Liberals embrace Big Government as the solution to our problems. The majority of both the Republican Leaders and the Democrat Leaders embrace Big Government. Therefore, by my definition of Conservative, they are Liberals.
          Vote Libertarian, the only way that we are going to see a shrinking Government:
          http://libertarianparty.org/platform

        • Harold Olsen

          Not that I’m defending Ron Paul, whom I consider to be a nut job like most Libertarians, and would never vote for him, but Libertarians are NOT even close to being liberals. Liberals want our lives to be totally controlled by the government with regulations for everything we say and do — big government and the bigger it is the better it is. Libertarians, like true conservatives, believe that the less government in our lives the better. Liberals, unlike Libertarians and true conservatives, believe that the money we earn belongs to the government, not to us.

          • DaveH

            Libertarians are the True Conservatives, Harold. Nobody else comes close to our adherence to Constitutional principles.
            And quit calling Ron Paul a nutjob. That makes you sound like a Liberal who in lieu of facts must launch personal attacks.

        • Dan az

          SJvet
          That was a joke right?Because I didn’t think that there was anyone that stupid.But I could be wrong!

          • Average Joe

            Ok, go ahead and admit Dan…you were wrong….lol

        • Libertarian

          Please, get your facts straight:

          remember, “Left” or “Right” has been imposed on us (Sheeple) by the Elite,

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXTiMLSYXF0 – The American Form of Government

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0N0iqUiaTs – Ron Paul Exposes Neo Conservatives A.K.A. NEOCONS??

      • George

        If he could stick to economics,Ron Paul might be OK, but he is bizarre when it comes to foreign policy and legalization of drugs. You dope smokers might like him, but those of us who don’t aren’t inclined to favor him.

        • DaveH

          Bizarre because he doesn’t believe in interfering with other countries’ politics?
          Bizarre because he learned from the Prohibition Era and knows the futility and Freedom-robbing results of the Drug Wars? They are a political tool of Big Government advocates who are using them as an excuse to trample our Constitutional Rights.
          The Bizarre people are the ones who fall for the propaganda issued by the state.
          Do some reading. Lift the veil:
          http://www.drugwarfacts.org/factbook.pdf

          • DaveH

            I don’t smoke dope, by the way, or drink (maybe 1 beer a year). And I don’t even take aspirin. I just have some common sense.

          • Dan az

            There’s your problem Dave Common Sense.What is it that makes it so elusive to some?Do you have to be born with it?Because it surly isn’t taught in school apparently.

          • DaveH

            I can’t answer that, Dan. But I have been bewildered by that same reality for the last 30 years.

        • Tom from Idaho

          You’re right, George, on Ron Paul’s foreign policy. his “pull out all troops everywhere immediately” is a bit too drastic for me. I’m no foreign policy expert but I believe we’ve been the stabilizing force around the world for the last 60 years or so. Granted, there are places around the world where we are no longer needed or where we simply do not do any good (for us or they), but the wholesale pullout of all troops everywhere is a message for the crazies and the anarchists to go for it.

          As for the legalization of marijuana, etc. Yes, I think it would be a bad move; it would just be another excuse for the government to collect more revenue. I don’t do drugs (of ANY kind) but there needs to be some kind of way to take the incentive for making quick, lucrative money out of it.

          • Average Joe

            ” I’m no foreign policy expert ”

            Considering you admission, should you be commenting on the subject or giving your opinion on how things “should be”?….just an observation. I’ll leave to the experts….Although I agree with Dr. Paul concerning the issue.

          • Average Joe

            “I don’t do drugs (of ANY kind) but there needs to be some kind of way to take the incentive for making quick, lucrative money out of it.”

            Seems to me that if marijuana is illegal…available on a black market which seems to make exorberant amounts of money on it, as well as creating a culture of crime and violence because of the illegality and demand….that you would favor decriminaliztion or legalization in order to remove the seedy underbelly of the entire “business” of the trade. If it is readily available ( with restictions similar to alcohol), that it would remove the criminal and violent elements associated with the trade of such “products”.
            As with prohibition, making something illegal does not stop the traffic of such things…..it never has and it never will. People can and will get anything they want….regardless of legality or illegality of that which they seek….Prohibition doesn’t work…as it is nothing more than government dictating moralality on the populous…a power not granted to government.

          • Dan az

            Tom
            The fact that we spend a trillion dollars a year on supporting our military actions that are all around the world to create more hatred against us,by making or presence of authority as the guard dogs of the UN is not what I would call security for foreign policy.When the opium growers (CIA) finance terrorist, they need the prohibition so as to get the most for their crops.They are the biggest drug dealers in the world and have been even during the vietnam era.We as tax payers don’t need to be financing wars that we create around the world to dislodge government leaders at our whim.Just to increase the profits of our only export that produce true built in obsolescence bombs.Our largest of the records expenditure is that we spend more than 50% of every dollar on our military’s growth.It is by far the largest employer in the nation next to our governments growth which has 4 million employees.What part of all this don’t you get?

          • Curt

            I am totally against illegal drugs, but I read an article that you guys (and gals) might want to take a look at. It really opened my eyes to just how bad the “War on Drugs” really is for the country.

            http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/duffy127.html

          • DaveH

            Good article, Curt. Thanks.

            I really think a lot of people think if drugs are legal everybody is going to try them and even become addicted. But I ask people “Alcohol is legal, are you an alcoholic?”, and of course they say No. And the experience in Portugal since Drugs became legalized is that usage actually declined a little. That makes sense, as having the profit greatly diminished, the “pushers” would have a lot less incentive to “push” the drugs. Also, some people (especially teenagers) take drugs for the sole purpose of flaunting the establishment.

          • karolyn

            Great article, Curt.

          • Bob in Boston

            I think the other thing that people miss is that Ron Paul isn’t saying that drugs should necessarily be legalized, his point is that the FEDERAL government shouldn’t be controlling it. Whether you agree with legalizing drugs or not, and whether you would suddenly start smoking weed if it was legalized (or already do anyway) you have to admit that it is absolutely ridiculous that there were instances where the DEA (an unconstitutional agency) raided LEGAL medical MJ dispensaries in California. If I were a CHiP, I would have tasered those DEA agents and thrown them in jail for a while until the courts could figure things out.
            The right answer is to leave it up to the states as Ron Paul suggest. Then if you want to, work to get it legalized in your state. If it’s legal in your state and you don’t like it – move to someplace where it’s still illegal. THAT is the way our founding fathers wanted things to work – states try different things and see how they work WITHOUT federal interference. When stuff works, then other states copy it. When it fails, the other states laugh at you. :).

          • DaveH

            Good work, Bob.

        • Elevenarrows

          I am very opposed to illegal drugs–and actually, I don’t believe in taking most that ARE legal. However, I think you miss the point with Dr. Paul. To believe that the government should not have control over a particular area of one’s life is not the same as saying you condone every aspect of that particular matter. I would never use drugs or condone someone else doing so, but I do not think it is a matter for the federal gov’t to decide…that is, if we still operate under the Constitution. If you watch Congressman Paul’s votes, he is very often placed in a difficult position of having to vote against something that seems good on the surface, but is unconstitutional. His job is to support and defend the constitution and that is the filter he uses for voting. I, for one, would LOVE for all Congressmen to do the same.

        • Libertarian

          George,
          Please, LOOK AT HIS WHOLE MESSAGE! It’s NOT about smoking dope or not! It is about the WASTE (OVER 1 TRILLION $ since the IN-famous declaration of “War on drugs”, + on ANY given day over 1 million of us, American citizens, behind bars with criminal records for NON-VIOLENT offense of drug use, mostly possession of personal amounts of marijuana!!!). I am certain you are aware of what happened when the 1930′s alcohol Prohibition was in effect, right? Why have the lessons NOT been applied here? Also, Ron Paul (and the Libertarians’) stance here is on LIBERTY (yes, Freedom!) and the PERSONAL sphere of it, in other words WHO is in charge of YOUR body? The nanny-state, who tells you, you may NOT under any circumstances drink a beer, a glass of red wine, smoke a cigarette or a joint!

          Every year: 450,000 of Americans die as a direct cause of smoking cigarettes, 150,000 due to drinking alcohol, 100,000 due to prescription drugs (that ‘s roughly 700,000). And, you know what the stats are for POT? Obviously not, as you wouldn’t be spouting what you’ve been spouting! The stats for the past 5,000 years or so of human involvement with cannabis sativa, as far as deaths are concerned are: 0!!! Yes, that is ZERO! Also, do you know what the stats are for ALL hard drugs in the USA per year? Obviously not, but the stats are anywhere between 5,000 to 15,000, with approximately 8-10 THOUSAND people agreed to by experts… so, now that you know this much (or little) do you still support a nanny-state telling you what you can and cannot put into your body (let’s not forget that VACCINES are not that far behind this issue! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHQSz3lKBTY – Swine Flu Hoax!! Former Health Minister Speaks Out!!??)

          One question that needs to be asked: QUI BONO? Who benefits? – from the current Prohibition? Once you know the answer to this question, maybe your attitude will change…
          WAKE UP!!!

          • Dan az

            Libertarian
            Take a bow,I’m applauding you!That is what is called FACTS and I appreciate you taking the time to educate the nonbelievers.Thank You!

          • Average Joe

            Libertarian,
            Very well stated…as previously mentioned, take another bow!

    • sickandtiredofpoliticians

      Rick Perry is not showing his true colors on purpose. He is a “secret society” patron. I cannot trust anyone who does everything in secret. All indications are that those who belong to secret societies are guilty of treason, wanting to destroy our constitution and bring us eventually under a one world government and religion.

      • Bryan K Donnelly

        Rick Perry is NO RINO. He’s been an effective popular CONSERVATIVE governor of our second largest, and most prosperous state, TEXAS, for three terms. Those who worry about the “Bildergergers,” “Club of Rome,” “Bohemian Grove,” “Bavarian Illuminati,” or Council on Foreign Relations as a “conspiracy” of “insiders” secretely ruling the world need serious psychiatric help. The idiot John Birch Society has long denounced the “insiders” conspiracy by THEM; ravings of loonies.

        • Elevenarrows

          I think your ignorance is showing, Bryan. What do you think the Bilderbergers sit around discussing?

          • Bryan K Donnelly

            Geez I don’t know. How to secretely “rule the world?” HELP THE PARANOIDS ARE AFTER ME!

          • Dan az

            Elevenarrows
            This one I feel sorry for, he must have been in a coma for so long that I feel that its going to take years for him to finally catch up with the world.To bad I hope he isn’t leaving a family behind.

          • Libertarian

            Unfortunately, SHEEPLE has been conditioned very well!

            WAKE UP!!!

          • DaveH

            Brian,
            You should read the book “Hamilton’s Curse” by Thomas DiLorenzo. It might wake you up to the reality that there are sneaky conniving people out there who, yes indeed, do Conspire for more power.

      • DaveH

        When I see Rick Perry speak, the image of high school jock pops into my mind. I know it’s superficial, but there is something about his demeanor that raises flags in my mind. I’m not sure exactly what he would stand for as president and couldn’t find his issues page.
        But I did find this:
        http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/16326/
        My question “is the TETF taxpayer funded?”. If it is, that would fall right into line with the age old Republican fault of Crony Capitalism. Democrats share that fault, by the way, but they have different Crony Capitalists. We don’t need (and shouldn’t have) Politicians making the choices of which companies succeed and which fail (read Bailouts) with taxpayer money. That should be a matter of only consumer preference.

        My gut feeling is that Rick Perry would not shrink Government like we need it to be shrunk if we want our prosperity back.

        • Carlucci

          You got it, DaveH. Every time I see Rick Perry, I think of a Ken doll, (if a Ken doll could talk). Besides being an airhead, Perry is a shallow, vacuous, and unctuous opportunist; in other words – the perfect career politician. No wonder the Bilderberg group is chasing him like crazy. Perry would gladly sell his soul and go along with their evil plans, just like his brothers Billy Bob Bubba Clinton, Dubya, and Uncle Remus (and many others).

          And then there is this: http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2010/jan/16/debra-medina/debra-medina-claims-rick-perry-was-democrat-and-al/

          • Average Joe

            Carlucci,
            After reading the article and watching the video, I can only conclude that Perry is a dyed in the wool, mealy mouthed, misdirecting, business as usual, career politician….with the only goal of continuing that career by saying anything that he thinks will keep him in the loop for life….another silly looking stuffed shirt… “plastic man” that has no real values of his own…..Of course, I figured that out a while back….this just reconfirmed my feelings of the man.

    • http://www.personalliberty.com/conservative-politics/government/rinos-to-the-left-of-me/?eiid&rmid=2011_06_30_PLA_%5BP11821429%5D&rrid=328602679&replytocom=478772#respond Retired

      Rick Perry is also a RINO and is a member of the Bilderberg Group, we do not need another Soros or Kissinger One World government proponent in the WH either. We need true conservatives, both social and fiscal, in the White House. We need to get back to basics, get rid of the social justice advocates; realize we can’t save the world but can save ourselves if we all work together.

      • DaveH

        Agreed.

    • Vagabond

      I’ll buy that. Adam West would make a helluva speaker. and one helluva secretary of state.

      • Average Joe

        Adam West?….and Bert Ward?….sorry, I had to have a bit of fun with that one…….nananananananana….Batman! As darkness falls over Gotham City, our caped crusaders are busy……lol
        Tune in next week…same Bat time….same Bat channel……

    • Carlucci

      Are you kidding? Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann? Pardon me while I puke. Both are big fat RINOs. Yep, keep voting for people like that and expect more of the same – bigger and more intrusive government.

      And now, back to our program – “The Definition of Insanity”…

    • http://certus-certusblogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

      MINE TOO CONSERVATIVE!!

  • The Professor

    Contrary to the liberal media’s past three and a half years of vitriolic reporting, Sarah Palin is the REAL Elephant in the room. The others, as you have correctly pointed out, are a heard of RINOs.
    Oh, by the way, do go see “The Undefeated”. It’ll help you get through the “jungle” out there, in case you’re still feeling lost.

    • DaveH

      Sarah is a wonderful woman. I’d be happy to have her for my wife or sister. But President? I don’t think so. She betrayed the Tea Party when she advocated for John McCain (the Ultimate RINO) to be re-elected as my State Senator.

      • Elevenarrows

        I agree…guilty by association. McCain is one of the worst for throwing the Constitution under the bus.

      • Dan az

        Dave
        I really wish Bob Livingston would hurry up with that list of candidates.There are allot of misinformed people out here.Or they are just not researching them.Wow!

        • DaveH

          We were mostly all propagandized in the Public Schools. So I understand where they’re coming from, but it’s sure nice to see that many of us have broken free.

          • Dan az

            Ya but it never seems to be enough!Its this pyramid of stupidity game that is being played on us that get tiring,They keep bringing up the most stupid so as to not lose there job by hiring more intelligent people than them selves that kills me.Kinda explains why they are always trying to stop Ron Paul.Someone with a brain on their shoulders rather than the one they play show and tell with.

  • TonyD

    Trump knows that talk is cheap. Anyone can do that, particularly if your only real goal in life is adding to your 15 mins. and feeding your enormous ego.

    The myth however does persist that “we” live in a Democracy and “we the people” drive our politicans decisions, rather than the wishes of the financiers who share one green God.

    Like it of not, RINO’s constitute the only reasonable option for the elephant in 2012, as ultra conservative leaftits “tea partiers” will not by themselves carry an election, no matter how vocal they become…….in much the same manner that radical Islamists will never become the leaders of the Nation of Islam.

    Sans, the elimination of lobbists, corporate unlimited donations, unlimited union donations, reasonable dialog between parties, modification of spending on “sacred cows” including our military and medicare, the ongoing fiasco will continue leading to our eventual ruin. So will another violent revolution, irrespective of Vegas odds.

    We do have a choice however, wake up and elect representatives who will do what is right, not what is paid for..bought..and what appears to be politically expedient, rather than what is correct for the people and the nation. The people and the nation are synomous, the Corporations/Unions and the nation are not.

    • John Woodbury

      ” in much the same manner that radical Islamists will never become the leaders of the Nation of Islam” ROTFLMFAO

    • DaveH

      So we should elect RINOs because Conservatives might not win? How does voting for the lesser of two evils ever get us any more than evil?
      I would rather make the effort to do the right thing, than to not make the effort to do the right thing just because we might fail.

  • C130 Gunship

    It’s way too late in the game to really make a difference. Proof is looking at the current RINO field except for M. Bachmann. The rest of this pathetic gang represents the same old political bag of fecal matter that has been force feeding the American public to eat fecal sandwiches for decades now. The USA is going to collapse folks, start preparing now as best you can. The political and economic conditions in the USA is almost a perfect match to Germany in the 20s and 30s that brought Hitler to power, and don’t forget he was voted in.

    We fought the King of England, the Nazis, and the Communists to avoid this. Thanks to Newt, Romney, Herman Cain, Huntsman (think Neville Chamberlain),and many others like them, I get to die in a revolution instead of living out a natural life. All I really wanted was to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. Hell, I don’t think I’m even going to vote in 2012.

    Wir sind gefickt!!!!!

    • Vagabond

      wll gunship I WILL vote. every time I can, and I damned well will not vote for a damnad democrat. I HATE DEMOCRATS ANYMORE,

      • C130 Gunship

        Vagabond.. Please consider that before you are allowed your constitutional right to vote in 2012, you will have to present your identification papers including your government issued national I.D. card to the Debt. of Homeland Security, and then submit to an X-Ray and have your ‘junk’ groped by the TSA.

        • Average Joe

          Which “Constitutional Right” is that? I only ask, because the Contitution does not gauantee you, me or anyone else “Rights”. The Constitution is a contract which tells the government….what “it” can and cannot do….period. It does not grant rights of any kind at all. According to the Declaration of Independence, Our “unalienable rights” are granted by our creator:

          We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

          –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

          It never ceases to amaze me…how many people claim to know the Constitution….jumping up and,demanding their “Constitutional Rights” while not realizing that “no such rights exist”.

          • DaveH

            There is the Bill of Rights. But I understand what you are saying, Joe. However, you can see how even when things are written down as Law (e.g. 2nd Amendment, 4th Amendment), Government still runs roughshod over them.
            So Natural, or God-Give, or whatever, I prefer them to be written into law.

          • C130 Gunship

            Average Joe– You only get partial credit on your rant. The Constitution contains many phrases, clauses, and amendments detailing ways people cannot be denied the RIGHT to vote. You cannot deny the RIGHT to vote because of race or gender. Citizens of Washington DC can vote for President; 18-year-olds can vote; you can vote even if you fail to pay a poll tax. The Constitution also requires that anyone who can vote for the “most numerous branch” of their state legislature can vote for House members and Senate members. Please refer to Article. 1., Section 2.

            Note that in all of this, though, the Constitution never explicitly ensures the right to vote, as it does the right to speech, for example. It does require that Representatives be chosen and Senators be elected by “the People,” and who comprises “the People” has been expanded by the aforementioned amendments several times. Aside from these requirements, though, the qualifications for voters are left to the states. And as long as the qualifications do not conflict with anything in the Constitution, that right can be withheld. For example, in Texas, persons declared mentally incompetent and felons currently in prison or on probation are denied the right to vote. It is interesting to note that though the 26th Amendment requires that 18-year-olds must be able to vote, states can allow persons younger than 18 to vote, if they chose to.

          • Average Joe

            Even in the Bill of Rights (an extension of the Constitution), it states….the congress shall make no laws….etc….It still is a document that tells government what it can and cannot do. It still “grants no rights to the people”. States on the other hand can do pretty much anything that is not granted to the Federal Government in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution.
            The Tenth Amendement garantees that right to the states….or to the people.
            The nice thing about those things “granted to the states”…is that if you don’t agree with a state’s policies, you are free to move to another state that is more in tune with your personal values. When the Federal Government institutes policies outside of its authority (UnConstituional)…the only place to go is….another country.

          • Average Joe

            C130 Gunship,

            “The Constitution contains many phrases, clauses, and amendments detailing ways people cannot be denied the RIGHT to vote.”

            Congress cannot deny you the the right to vote….Notice the phrase: “Congress cannot deny”. The Constituion did not grant you the right…it only “prohibits the congress” from denying the right.
            Once again, the Constituion does not “grant” any rights…it “prevents” congress from taking any “rights” away…..Your rights still come from your creator…..

            Many people don’t understand the concept that “We are not a party to the Constitution”….we did not draft it, we did not sign it nor are “we” restricted by it….only the government holds all three distinctions and are therefore “A party to the Constitution”….we are not.

          • Average Joe

            “Representatives be chosen and Senators be elected by “the People,” and who comprises “the People” has been expanded by the aforementioned amendments several times.”

            As for the matter of how and where Senators are elected:

            In 1913, Corp. U.S., through Congress, adopts (as if ratified) its 17th amendment. This amendment is not only not ratified, it is not constitutional; the nation’s Constitution forbids Congress from even discussing the matter of where Senators are elected, which is the subject matter of this amendment; therefore they cannot pass such and Act and then of their own volition, order it entered as ratified. According to the United States Supreme Court, for Congress to propose such an amendment they would first have to pass an amendment that gave them the authority to discuss the matter.

          • Dan az

            Joe I see you have been doing allot of reading on team law!Good work!When I was reading your post something that popped into mind was that with all of this get God out of everything it dawned on me that it is our rights that were God given they must be the issue they have.If not then why not?Do they not see where this is going?Eliminating the bill of rights must be the purpose.

          • Average Joe

            Dan az,

            The problem as I see it is this….most people…DON”T READ. They sit back on the couch and watch their 15 second soundbites from the MSM of their choice and accept it a gospel, not realizing that the MSM has an agenda ( no matter which one of them it is). When the MSM “reports” on something, all they give you is what they want you to have (partial statements, misstatements etc.), but never the whole story or comments made by whoever they happen to be reporting on….unless that person supports “their agendas”.
            As for my knowledge of the Constitution, for a couple of years I was auditing classes at a local Law School in order gain access to their Law Library. I have never wanted to be an Attorney (they have to play by the courts rules if they are members of the bar or they loose their lic. to parctice). My motives were to be able to represent myself properly in their domain…without threats of loss of earnings. Most people think that courts are about law and justice…they are not, they about following procedures and nothing more. I would sugest buying a copy of Black’s Law dictionary…many of the legal terms that we hear have a totally differnt meaning in law than what we think they mean….some of the definitions will take you by complete suprise……it’s almost like picking up a dictionary written in a foreign language.

          • DaveH

            Average,
            I always taught my kids that if they’re listening to a news report on a controversial subject and the news is only presenting one side of the issue then they are obviously presenting a biased report.

        • John Woodbury

          OH I hope so boy. They can feel me up any day! (Am I off the no fly list yet?)

          • Dan az

            John
            If your luck is like mine the only one grabbing your junk and telling you to turn your head and cough,will be some 300# jerry curl afro wearing 6 ft7 inch guy by the name of bubba. :)

      • Mary

        I’m sure Democrats fill the same way about you too.lol,lol,lol.
        What has the democrats done to you, Vagabond? You are a shame.

    • DaveH

      We fought the Nazis, and the Communists to create a bigger more powerful military state complete with the war materials Crony Capitalists. We helped create the conditions for the social unrest that led to World War II when we butted into the First World War. Then after “saving” the Europeans from Nazism, we turned around and delivered the real victims into the hands of the Communists for 40 years.
      We have two main forces at work in this country, the Military State, and the Nanny State. Both have their Crony Capitalists and both like power over our lives (typical Leaders). Neither is going to deliver us our Freedom willingly. They rather enjoy their positions of power.

  • Bev

    My money is on Bachman/Cain ticket. People who have millions of dollars and joke about being unemployed, is not funny to me. Another strike against Huntsman and Romney is that both are Latter Day Saints, which is a cult not a religion. I’m sorry if you can believe the hooey Joseph Smith pulled out of his hat then I don’t need you in the White House.

    • Shadrach

      Bev, Do you hate Jews too?

    • Bryan K Donnelly

      Romney’s religion is or should not be an issue. The LDS church (Mormons) are as much Christian as Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians, or Catholics for that matter. I am personally an agnostic but lived for some years in Arizona, a major Latter Day Saints population area. Mormons are GOOD PEOPLE, even the few Democrat-socialist ones like the Babbits and Udalls. They work hard, take care of thier own (don’t find Mormons in welfare lines,) and live by a strong moral code. The ignorant, jealous, Mormon-bashers are merely a nasty distraction. One suspects they’d also object to a Catholic or a Jew. I dislike Romney for his POLITICS not his religion. I’ll bet MOST of the conservative Republican LDS folks I’ve known oppose him too.

      • DaveH

        Good comment, Bryan.
        I think you might be wrong, though, about the Conservative Mormans rejecting Romney. One of my best lifetime friends is Morman and Conservative. My feeling is that Mormans would vote for Mormans like teachers tend to vote for Democrats.

        • DanB

          I am Mormon and thought of voting for Romney…. well, I write in the current prophet and leader of our faith first before I vote for Romney (and our prophet is surely unelectable). I am willing to forgive him his past errors if he was willing to admit to his mistakes. However, like a grand politician, he avoids accepting blame or admitting his wrongs. And I am not talking about the stand on pro-life. That one he at least claims to have changed his views. What gets me is “Romney-care.” How can you take away people’s freedom to choose health care, and then say you are for freedom in health care? You are for an individual mandate while at the same time opposed to the law? He won’t even admit that “Romney-care” was a mistake. In one statement I am reading how touts that is saving money, and in another article on the same day I can read how it is costing the state large sums of money and the negative impact it has had on their health care system. All this time I am noticing that is only Romney and those for universal health care are taking the side that “Romney-care” is good. How can such be a conservative? This sounds like a politician to me. We’ve got way too many politicians and most of those seem to be leading us to tyranny. I don’t want any of that. So unless I receive some revelation that Romney is actually restore freedom in America, with only his record to judge him by as a man, I must as a Mormon vote against him. I do not want to fall into the trap that so many have with “making history” by voting in a non-white president. If race or gender were an issue, then surely my two current preferences would not be Cain or Bachmann. However, my two preferences are Cain or Bachmann.

      • Dntmkmecmoverther

        Bryan, you just admitted a huge amount of theological ignorance for which there is forgiveness…thank God. Mormonism is not a Christian faith. It relies not on Christ (which would be the first litmus test) but on the works of man. That is anathema to Holy Scripture. Anyone tied up and absorbed into that kind of pack of lies is no leader you want in public office with the ability to lay legislation your direction.

        For more info on Mormons go grab a copy of there D & C (Doctrines and Covenants) and get a whif of what they REALLY teach. You won’t believe it…I pray you won’t anyway.

        • Bryan K Donnelly

          The church is called the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. They believe that Jesus visited the new world, converted some ancient Incians who disappeared. That is every bit as believable as Moses holding back the Red Sea. The angel Moroni visited Elmyra New York back in the 1830′s and let Joseph Smith copy the Book Of Mormon off os golden tablets before taking them back to heaven for safekeeping. In what way is THAT any less believable as Jesus walking on water or arising from the dead?

          I say this not to denigrate Christianity, but to point out that Christian mythology is no more bizarre than any other. The matter here is FAITH and it is not subject to evidence or reason, it’s FAITH. Mitt Romney believes in a Christian faith diffferent from yours, who cares? The largest group of Christians in the world are Roman Catholics (I’m a former one.) Billion of so of ‘em; bet you don’t think THEM “christians” either. Right

    • DaveH

      My definition of a “Cult” — Any religion other than your own.

      • Dntmkmecmoverther

        Maybe; but the key question as to whether the cult is maligned or dangerous is to ask, ‘If/when I carry out the rites of this cult, who gets the glory?’ If it’s someone standing next to you that would be a problem. If it’s you; that would be a problem.

        In Christianity, as we engage the culture around us, God gets the glory; not us…we believe that’s a good thing.

        • DaveH

          If we can’t be tolerant of other peoples’ beliefs, then I believe there is no hope for us as a country.

      • Vic Vargaz

        My definition of religion: The Scourge of Mankind.

        • DaveH

          In some senses, but if not for Religion, who would teach such things as “Thou Shalt not Steal” or “Thou Shalt not Kill”?

      • Average Joe

        One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.
        Robert A. Heinlein

        I only put this up because no two people’s beliefs are ever going to be 100% in tune with each other….learn it….deal with it….get over it….and hold on to those values….that you personally hold dear….and allow others to do the same.

        • DaveH

          Well said, Average.

  • http://certus-certusblogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

    I FIND IT NO LESS THAN ASTOUNDING THAT THE ADJECTIVE, “CONSERVATIVE” IS USED BY SOME TRADITIONAL REPUBLICAN WRITERS AND SOME RIGHT OF CENTER INDEPENDENTS FOR DESCRIBING ROMNEY. IN 2007 WHEN HE LEFT THE GOVERNORSHIP OF MASSACHUSETTS, THESE HAD BEEN PART OF HIS PLATFORM:

    FOR ABORTION’

    FOR GUN CONTROL,

    FOR A STATE MANDATORY HEALTH PLAN– SIMILAR TO OBAMACARE,

    FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGES,

    FOR GLOBAL WARMING LAWS AND ABATEMENT EXPENDITURES.

    FOR GAY “RIGHTS.”

    FOR CONTINUATION OF SUBSIDIZING FOOD (GRAIN) INTO ETHANOL.

    IT IS SAID THAT IN FOUR SHORT YEARS MITT ROMNEY CHANGED HIS MIND ON ALL OR SOME THE ABOVE. IF SO WHAT HE TELLS THE ELECTORATE IS THAT HIS WORD IS OF DUBIOUS VALUE AT VERY BEST.

    WHAT POLITICIANS SAY IS SELDOM RELEVANT; WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TELLS IT ALL.

    • Vagabond

      way to go Raymond. that should get some atention. that is if they aren’t BRAIN DEAD,

      • Average Joe

        Unfortunatly, most “are” brain dead…and those that aren’t, seem to be severly mentally challanged.

    • DaveH

      I think that “Conservative” is one of the most widely defined words in political language.
      From thefreedictionary.com:
      Conservative — Favoring traditional views and values.
      In my book our traditional values started with the founding of our Country and the Constitution. Our founders did not concern themselves with peoples’ personal choices for their bodies and properties. They were much too busy trying to protect people from the force of others.
      Why don’t we concentrate on that, and NOT protecting people from themselves?

  • Devasahayam

    Can we mistake them for Haughty Incompetent Porky Public Outrages (HIPPO’s)?

    • Elevenarrows

      I’ll have to remember that one!

      • http://certus-certusblogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

        I JUST PULLED THAT ONE OF THE SCREEN ALSO!! HIPPOS!

  • John Roane

    It’s a sad commentary that the Republican Party has come to this end. However, it’s what you get when politics is more important then following the US Constitution. Now we have two parties and no one can tell which one is which. The inbreeding of all politicians has left us with the leftovers from the abortion clinic. Blame for this lies with the American Citizens and no one else, proves we truly will be and are being destroyed from within.

    • DaveH

      I’m glad you brought that up, John. The truth is that most Countries which fail do so from within, rather than from outside attack.
      The fear-mongers would have us believe otherwise, because they have a vested interest in convincing us that we are in grave danger from other countries, and need their protection. When, in fact, our country would be less susceptible to outside Conquerors than most other countries.

      • Bob Marshall

        Both you and John have a good point! As a young man i remember watching Nikita Khrrushchev, the last leader of the former USSR on TV saying that Americans worry about being attacked by the USSR. He ended his speech with these words. The USSR will never fire one shot at the United States. You will fall from within. I didn’t think much about it at the time. Today i see this coming true before my very eyes.

      • Dan az

        Very Good Point!!!!

    • Average Joe

      John Roane,
      As I have stated before, Statesmen founded our nation and politicians have been destroying it ever since. Time for a return of the Statesmen!

      Ron Paul / Andrew Napolitano 2012!

      • DaveH

        I would love that ticket!
        Both of them are very good men .

  • Average Joe

    Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Silly Putty, Hair Spray and Obamacare Exemptions………)

  • Bryan K Donnelly

    ROMNEY, HUNTSMAN, NON-STARTERS

    John Huntsman, whom nobody had even heard of before a month ago, is not even worth worrying about. He’s going NOWHERE. Sorry leftist media.

    Mitt “conservative today, liberal tomorrow” Romney, a northern clone of our late unlamented Florida governor Charlie “My convictions are in my last poll numbers” Crist, is an equal NON-STARTER. Or, should I say, NON-FINISHER. Yes he “leads the polls” right now, almost exclusively based on name recognition. He tried to pass himself off as a “conservative” four years ago. But he is nothing but a northeastern liberal Republican of the old Rockefeller school and, since saddling his own state with a much hated socialized medicine system, “Romneycare,” he is DEAD among genuine conservatives-libertarians-christian traditionalists. And THAT is who make up today’s GOP. He has absolutely NO chance of carrying Iowa, South Carolina, or my own most important state of Florida. You think we, having just elected Marco Rubio senator and Rick Scott governor, are going to vote for RINO ROMNEY in our primary?

    I shall be attending the Florida GOP “straw poll” convention in Orlando late September and plan to vote for Herman Cain, but would be perfectly happy with Michelle Bachman or Rick Perry. Let “Taxachussetts” Romney enjoy his “15 minutes of fame.” It will be all over early next year.

  • Barb

    Just about anybody is better than 4 more years of Osama Obama! He is blaming us the common American for his idiotic failed policies. Now the lamestream media is saying that Tea Party Republicans(?) are to blame for stalling the vote on higher taxes for the common Americans. So I say what the H… is wrong with that!!!???!!! Go Tea Party once again!

  • DaveH

    Ron Paul is not Presidential material in Ben’s eyes probably because Ron has the sense to know that the Drug Wars are a failure (and have been from the start). Or maybe it’s because he doesn’t pretend to know how best to run our personal lives. Or maybe, he isn’t militaristic enough for Ben. After all, he is “isolationist” in many peoples’ eyes because he believes in trading freely with the world, not conquering it.

    • Average Joe

      Thanks DaveH,
      It’s a shame that more people “just don’t get it”.

      • Dan az

        It will be to late if they don’t get it!

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Rozee

    I want to thank C130 Gunship for giving me the best laugh I have had in a long time. Unfortunately, laughter gets more scarce as the US takes it agonizing plunge into despair. We all have our opinions on who should be the conservative nominee. There is one thing I think we should all keep in mind, and foremost in our minds: ANYONE BUT OBAMA!!! I personally feel that a Perry/Bachman ticket would be the best. Perry looks like a president, he talks like a president, and he acts like a president; he, of course, will have his own baggage to carry, but there is no doubt of his conservative values; as to his personal missteps, if there were any of much consequence, the Dums would have already dug it up. Stay Stong, patriots, and let’s give them the fight of their lives, because all of ours depend on it.

    • Barb

      They would have my vote and just about every conservative in my state! And we are a conservative state!! That should be the campaign mantra- “Anyone but Obama”!!

    • Elevenarrows

      But don’t you think Perry will just fill his cabinet with more Bilderbergers, etc.? The president is only as good (and constitutional) as the people around him…most CFR, Bilderberger, Tri-Lateral presidents give high-ranking positions to those type people.

  • George

    The only clear candidate that will uphold the Constitution and our freedoms and liberties is Ron Paul. He speaks nothing but the truth about our government and foreign and monetary policies.

    • Elevenarrows

      I agree. Those who think we have been the stabilizing force in the world, need to take a good, long look at how unstable the world actually is now. I agree with Dr. Paul that we should limit the federal gov’t–even on foreign policies–to those limitations defined by the Constitution. Has anyone else noticed the growing trend to discredit and de-value the Constitution? I’ve heard several times in the media opinions that the Constitution has become outdated and irrelevant. I think we should all be on guard for a Con-Con. A re-writing of the Constitution would be dangerous in this political and economic climate.

      • DaveH

        There are a few changes we should make, such as eliminating the “general Welfare” phrase, and the 16th and 17th amendments, and clarifying the Commerce Clause. In other words, protecting the Constitution from those who want to give the Federal Government unlimited powers.

  • Raggs

    Well I see that oblama is using the Fourth of July as a political move as he did with Christmas in order to have congress work to pass HIS debt celling increase…. I also see that he continues to blame everyone but himself for the massive debt ( THAT HE CREATED )..
    John Boener in my opinion will once again cave into nancy and reids threat’s…

    America has LOST it’s freedom it’s morals and it’s hope!
    Anyone that takes the place of oblama will be no different than this skunk…

    • Barb

      Raggs,
      This is exactly what Obama and his Puppet masters want! They break us emotionally and mentally and cause us to lose faith and fall in despair, that is what Hitler did, don’t let these Godless animals win, keep up the fight it’s all we can do!

      • Raggs

        Barb… You are correct, I’m just pointing out a fact.
        Our economy is at stage two, stage three is the collapse that will occur probably next year.. That is when the fed will shut down the banks on a Friday that will last until a “NEW” global currency can be established probably shutting the banks down for several weeks.
        This is their plan… their goal… People had better prepare for what is coming… It will take the strong to help the others… Glenn Beck is correct….

        • DaveH

          There is only one Candidate who favors eliminating the Federal Reserve. That is Ron Paul.

  • William I Taylor

    Huntsman, is an “approved candidate” of the Democrat Party machinery, which makes him radioactive to most thinking conservatives. I was originally going to back Pawlenty but I had an interesting conversation with one of Repub district bosses and changed my mind. Romney and Perry both wear the RINO label, Romney’s record he is forced to run on is as liberal as the Snow sisters from Maine. Perry is more stealthy but is another candidate that adores the amnesty route and will do nothing to secure the borders of our nation, I can’t believe either one of them can win out over Bachman or Cain. I like the idea of a previous poster, a Bachman, Cain ticket, as long as Bachman gets the top post that is.

  • Liberty Minded

    To continue on with what Rosco 1776 said:

    Michele Bachmann also voted for the Patriot Act. She is part of the status quo of the Republican Party. She is more and more talking like Ron Paul (like all of the other nominees) because she sees grass roots America is listening to Ron Paul and his consistent message of truth! And she knows how to be the tipacle politician, not like Ron Paul who is a Statesman. He hasn’t changed or been bought off for over 30 years. Ron Paul is the true constitutional conservative with integrity. To restore America vote Ron Paul.

  • Harold Olsen

    When the golf match happened, I posted a Tweet on Twitter that there was not a single member of that golf foursome that I would ever vote for. It turns out I’m not the only one who feels that way. My Tweet has been retweeted numerous times since I first posted it.

    Boehner is supposed to be a conservative Republican. Like John McCain, he’s a RINO and a liberal pretending to be a conservative. And I believe, as I do with John McCain, that he is a closet Democrat. I believe that in the end he will cave and give Obama everything he wants. He doesn’t care about the country or the American people any more than Obama does. Obama’s goal from day one has been to destroy the country by destroying the economy. He is succeeding. The Democrats are, at least, helping him openly, while the Republicans are doing it covertly — they think. And the so-called TEA Party candidates elected in 2010? What have they done to stop Obama? Little or nothing. They have become as corrupted as the rest of those SOB’s in Washington.

    As has been said many times before, “Democrat or Republican. Two sides of the same coin. They are interchangeable.”

  • http://www.aonestopmall.com Dick Mills

    Ben, seriously funny and candid and honest and very funny and thoughtful and penetrating and, truthfully, very funny observations (even Carlin-esque)of the current state of confusion among the Republican “party-on” party. Good luck with either party, frankly. I think to expect a solution to any of many of the nation’s terminal diseases, by looking to either of these parties for a cure, is going to give huge credibility to witch doctors.

  • Rebecca

    Test

    • 45caliber

      Did you pass? Or are you giving one?

    • John Woodbury

      Fail

    • Average Joe

      1, 2 and C…I was never very good at catagorizing…..lol

  • Skyskiers

    GAY RIGHTS: IS IT AN APPETITE OR A CIVIL RIGHT?

    Homosexual behavior is exactly that – BEHAVIOR!. For the
    government to support (STATE OR FEDERAL) and champion
    the cause of sick people; over the objections of normal
    people IS MADNESS!

    LEGALIZING HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR AUTOMATICALLY
    OUTLAWS CHRISTIANITY!

    Christian teaching obeys our Creator’s ban on the
    dangerous disease ridden, disease spreading and
    biologically dangerous practice of homosexual
    BEHAVIOR! For God so loved mankind, that he banned
    homosexual BEHAVIOR to defend and protect Mankind
    from the results of this SATANIC germ warfare; used
    as a weapon of mass destruction, by SATAN to destroy
    Mankind! The dreaded disease of AIDS, is a direct
    result of homosexual BEHAVIOR!
    Our American government was forbidden (BY THE FIRST
    AMENDMENT) from establishing any religion, because the
    CHRISTIAN RELIGION was already established, throughout
    the 13 original colonies, before the constitution was
    written. The FIRST AMENDMENT also prevented our
    government from interfering in the FREE EXERCISE OF A
    RELIGION! (THAT WAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED)
    Our Christian Founding Fathers didn’t want any
    competition for the ONE TRUE RELIGION that they
    believed in.
    Any present (or future) American government that
    supports any BEHAVIOR which is in direct violation or
    opposition to the Christian religion; is automatically
    in violation of the constitution’s FIRST AMENDMENT,
    which bans the government from establishing a religion!
    Today the government is in effect creating a new religion,
    by promoting and supporting homosexual BEHAVIOR! By doing
    so they are creating a counter-religion, that is the
    exact opposite of CHRISTIANITY!

    Any BEHAVIOR not approved by God is SATANIC BEHAVIOR!

    For some reason the left-wing democRAT progressives feel
    that they are entitled to violate the first amendment, The
    progressives try to side-step the law and the constitution
    by claiming that homosexual BEHAVIOR is a civil right.

    If America’s Christian Founding Fathers had ever condoned
    or accepted homosexual BEHAVIOR as a civil right, they
    would have written a 1787 law to protect the dangerous
    practice of homosexual BEHAVIOR. They never wrote any laws
    to protect the biologically dangerous practice of homosexual
    BEHAVIOR, because they trusted and obeyed God’s laws.

    “YOU CANNOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT WHICH IS WRONG!”
    Abraham Lincoln

    • Brian

      I don’t care what your Bible says. If you can’t support equality for all then please stop paying lip service to freedom and the Constitution. People like you the very reason we have a secular government. You do not support liberty if you only support that with which you agree.

      • Dntmkmecmoverther

        “I don’t care what your Bible says…”
        Holy smoke; think about what you just wrote…then compare where tne founders said was the source of our rights & freedoms…then tell yourself that lie again.

        The founders certainly cared about what the Bible said, as it instilled in them the virtues on which the Declaration was printed…and the Constitution ratified.

      • karolyn

        Amen!

    • John Woodbury

      No wonder people support the leftist.

    • Libertarian

      Very interesting & extremely passionate. However, you are 100% WRONG about the “genesis” of AIDS and somewhat wrong about other things…

      here is just one (of MANY) links on the topic:
      http://www.thetalkingdrum.com/aids.html – HIV/AIDS The Untold Story

      Please, follow the trail of FORCED VACCINATIONS in Africa & the emergence of HIV/AIDS in those countries & around the world…

  • Bob

    Normally I would hate to see any any animal face extinction but, the democrat donkey and the RINO are two I would like to see become extinct today.

    • Average Joe

      Yesterday!

    • 45caliber

      I fully agree!

    • Vic Vargaz

      If only Democrats could get out from the GIGANTIG dung heap the GOP left us all under. Republicans are a collective of traitors to this nation – their duplicitous rhetoric about Caring About America is laughable given their indentured servant contracts to special interests, an unmitigated contempt for paying taxes and/or contributing to the good of any cooperative, social. or responsible efforts other than lining their own pockets, and the truly admirable overpriced Cesspool of Immorality they built in the US Congress, then hiring a pit bull like Mr. Bone, who can only swim in his own tears, as lifeguard.

      • Barb

        Good grief is this guy for real!???! You’re just a little confused. Just ever so slightly. You sound like this illegal alien I had a conversation with not too long ago. He was just as confused and spoke a lot like you, HMMMMM??

        • Average Joe

          I think he might be practicing for his first book of fictional writing….and if he is lucky,…he’ll sell one copy…if he can afford to buy it himself…. ;)

  • jopa

    Mr. Chrystal has so many facts bass ackwards.The American public(12%) believe President Obama is the reason for today’s economic condition.The rest believe it is due to Wall Street and the Republican party that drove us into the ditch.Probably about 95% per cent of the readers of this forum believe the BS that fox puts out and that puts them into the uninformed bracket.You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all of America is clueless.

    • Average Joe

      “Probably about 95% per cent of the readers of this forum believe the BS that fox puts out and that puts them into the uninformed bracket.”

      Only one person here believes what you have to say….can guess who that one person is?……Hint….go look in a mirror.

      BTW, many of us here don’t even watch the mainstream media, but rather do a lot of online research, because we want to hear the entire comments made by candidates….from the hoses mouth and not from some third party giving us “their spin” on what the candidate said or didn’t say…..because 100% of the MSM is biased towards their own agendas….and that my friend is a fact….
      Now you can go back to watching you 15 second soundbites (that you consider to be news….psssst…it isn’t)and fill your head with more sensless garbage.

      • Average Joe

        “from the horses mouth”

    • Bob

      So far I haven’t met anyone that doesn’t believe that maobama caused this mess. Of course, that may be because I don’t hang around with drug addicts, welfare cheats, union thugs, atheists, government drones, and the rest of the low-lifes who support maobama.

      • Brian

        You show your ignorance when you imply that atheists always support Obama and the Left. I know many atheists and none of them support Liberalism and are all quite fond of liberty and conservatism. Maybe if you opened your mind before your mouth you wouldn’t seem so ignorant.

        • Barb

          Wow, you and Vargazzz must be a tag team! Atheists are conservatives?????Now that is the oximoron of the year!! I have had the distinct displeasure of knowing a few atheists and can tell you this, THEY AIN”T CONSERVATIVES or think on the same moral level, if any, as we do! You need to learn a few things yourself!

      • Vic Vargaz

        You sure sound like any one of them Bob.

    • 45caliber

      jopa:

      The American public (12%) believes Oblama is to blame?

      Where have you gotten your data? From the nearest Oblama campaign office’s poll of their staff members?

      At last count that I’ve seen, over 50% believe he is screwing things up. I’ll be really surprised if it is that low.

    • John Woodbury

      Jopa get a freaking education and then come back, a recent poll says 45% of Democratic and Independent voters think President Obama has made the economy worse. Do some fact checking, please.

  • 45caliber

    “3.The Democrats define bipartisanship strangely.”

    The Democrat idea of bipartisanship is: “Do everything my way.”

    I can’t speak for the Republican idea of bipartisanship as I’m only 64 and the Repubs haven’t been in charge of Congress enough to determine what their idea of it is since I’ve been watching them.

  • Jon Dee

    Garbage abounds where ever you look. Garbage can be a source of great insight when it is sifted, sorted and subjected to critcal thought by enlightened people who possess an open an inquisitive minds.

    WISDOM IS THE FRUIT OF TRUTHFUL, OBJECTIVE AND HONEST SEEKERS.

    Jon Dee

    • John Woodbury

      When you smoke it, sometimes that is true.

  • Sharon Long

    I believe the best combination to beat the cesspool in the White House and Congress is a Bachman-Cain ticket. Those two are going to be hard to beat. Yes, Bachman does have a few “oops” moments, but compared to the idiot in the White House now, they amount to nothing. The lame-stream media bashes Bachman for every little thing she says that they can find to ridicule her about, while giving obummer a pass. Obummer cannot even pronounce “Navy Corpsman” without saying corpse! He “honors our fallen heros, many of which I see sitting here before me,” “I’ve been to 57 states with 2 to go.” I could list many, many more that the lame street media give him a pass on, but you get the idea. Herman Cain is a no-nonsense, common-sense person who knows what he is talking about and has the guts to stand up and tell it like it is, not what somebody wants to hear. Bachman says what she means and means what she says! What a refreshing combination those two would make! I am sick of all the dumbocrats doing their level best to bring this country down in ashes and just as sick of all the Rinos that promise anything and everything just to get elected then promptly forget what they “promised” they would do!

  • http://bachman g.bush

    to BRYAN k. DONNELLY = i hate to break your safety bubble but those groups=Biulderburg,Illuminati,Club of rome,C F R,Bohemian grove. are real.so go back to waching fox news,and keep poping your pills.nut case

  • gregf

    the ONLY REAL choice is ron paul.lets look at the other candidates. rick perry was gores campagin manager in texas. bachman voted for the patriot act. palin indorsed perry and 3 tea party candidates that ran against paul.WHY? remember who was mc cain vice president choice. rommey is the biggest rino flipper of them all .and then their is tim a cap and trade kind of guy. yet we wont support a man that never voted for a tax increase wants to get rid of the irs .wants to end the federal reserve [that cain was a board member] .see the you tube of we are change and herman cain . and cain thought that tarp was a good idea. yet the brain dead sheeple hear that paul cant win because the liberal and rino and neocon media said so. so if they say so it must be true.people just remember the election of rand paul.and looked what happened.yet both partys went after rand. we can make this happen. people you need to do your own research on ron paul get information from his congreeional office, campagin for liberty or ron paul 2012 ect. study the issues and try getting first hand information instead of second hand information. how about supporting for someone who nevered flip flopped on an issue, never voted for a tax increase . returns his salary back to the treasurey. wants to get rid of all these unconstitutional departments we have in goverment which is why we are so far in dept. talks about WHY the dollar is losing value.like the federal reserve charging us interest on our own money, and prints money out of thin air backed by what? i wounder how many people can state what backs the value of the dollar. an issue that the media or the other candidates dont talk about. why is that?paul wants to keep the internet free and open i think every one here can relate to this . ron also is big on liberty and personal freedoms and is truly the champion of the constitution!sounds like the PERFECT tea party candidate to me. so why are certain people in the tea party so against ron.and you know who you are. to me the other candidates dont even come close! so again why is their in the tea party a dislike for this man. like ron saids freedom is popular. and ron is right. this is comming from a veteran who WILL be voting and campaging for ron paul.and in the election of 2008 who got more money from vets like me than any other republican presidental candidate. ron did. THERE MUST BE SOMETHING TO THIS!!! vote ron paul do your homework and researse and defend the constitution like ron does

  • http://coastalgen.com kenneth viney

    Give your head a shake if you think the Rinos will vote against raising the debt ceiling. i.e. the 2011 budget filled with pork with a deficit that is unbelievable. They will kick the can down the road, the dems will not agree to ammend Obamacare or repeal it and the only hope we have is that the country will pull to the right and a Ron Paul or a Rick Perry will be elected. The big law firms and wall street lobbies will still control what happens in congress unless we elect some tea party folks like Michael Bachmann who is tireless in promoting libertairian positions, and smaller govt. Cain is believable but has no passion. How many of you jokers submitted your on line Ron Paul vote to audit the Fed? Or the Ron Paul vote for open shop or union free work place? Take a hard look at UNIONIZED GREECE,UNIONIZED MICHIGAN, CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON,NEW YORK.
    The only way to cut Govt spending is to not raise the debt ceiling, Obama cannot vito that move. Won’t happen.

  • Brian

    Herman Cain is friendly with the FED. No vote from me.

    Michelle Bachmann voted to extend the Patriot Act and she really is kind of a ditz. No vote from me.

    Sarah Palin quit as governor and I can’t trust her not to cut and run when it gets rough again. No vote from me.

    There is only ONE true conservative in this race. If Ron Paul is not the GOP nominee it really doesn’t matter who is because who ever it is will just be more of the same we get from Obama and that we got from Bush. And if he isn’t the nominee the GOP wont get my vote at all.

    Ron Paul 2012!

  • Peter

    What we need now in the White House is a real smart street fighter. A leader that recognizes the financial fiasco we are headed for and is willing to pull out all the stops to save our country. We don’t need a Rino that is willing to find common ground with the left. There is no common ground with incompetent leftists who are willing to sacrifice the financial well being of all Americans to accomplish their misguided transformation of the country.

    I believe that street fighter is Michelle Bachman, a genuine Reagan conservative. She’s got more testosterone in her little finger than all the Rinos in Washington. She’s the real deal.

    • Average Joe

      “She’s got more testosterone in her little finger than all the Rinos in Washington.”

      I don’t know about you, but I have never cared much for a woman with “balls” or testosterone….I like my women soft and cuddly….just sayin”

  • John Woodbury

    I hate to say this but the Republican candidate will be the person who the cross-over Demos vote for. It happened last time with McCain and it will be the same this time. Based on that I would say Trump or Houseman are favorites.

    • Average Joe

      Time warp?…Trump bowed out shortly after the new “Official Birth Certificate” was shown to be another faked document……keep up with current events please.

  • Ramona

    Sorry Brain if you can’t look beyond Sarah’s leaving the governorship to see the logic. She had no money to fight the vicious attacks of the Left with frivolous lawships about her Alaskan state work, (Alaska doesn’t pay for lawsuits for their elected representatives that are brought about state business); she wanted to allow her successor to continue the work without the huge demands on her time that these lawsuits intentionally required, so that the state’s business could be done. Next, I am backing Bachman, Cain and Paul. (Palin if she enters). I say let the games play out I am thinking of how great the ticket would be with Bachman and Cain. Cain has the no nonsense way of stating the truth/reality of our country’s position, the experience to get things done, and the passion to do it. Bachman has the tenacity to not give in and stand up for principles that “is the United States”! This country has to stay strong as a model for others on this planet to move to true realization of each individuals’ value as a human being. Only individuals contribute to and move mankind forward.

  • i41

    Ron Paul is an isolationist, any idiot that works with Blarney Flanks to legalize drugs, is been in Washington to long. I’d vote for his son, but the old man is too wigged out.

    • Average Joe

      Pardon me while I laugh at your ridiculous statement.

      Back up your statement with facts please….no third party spins on what Dr. Paul believes or doesn’t believe…..I want to here it straight from Dr. Pauls mouth…that he is an isolationist…$10 says you can’t do it…..because it is a fallacy created by the MSM in their 15 second “talking points”…..dang you is gullible……I have some beachfront property in downtown Chattanooga if you’re interested…..

  • Old Henry

    Ron Paul does not “look like a president”?

    What exactly does a president “look like”?

    Hell, with those ears and Kenyan birth Little Barry definitely does not “look like” a president. Nor does he act like one.

    • Average Joe

      I was thinking…Alfred E. Numan….with a tan……lol

      • Carlucci

        A sock monkey. I have two sock monkey Christmas ornaments that I call “Barack and Michelle”. Actually, that is an insult to sock monkeys…

        • Average Joe

          I hope both of your sock monkeys bite you on the arse while you’re sleeping…..beyond insulting…..lol

      • Old Henry

        AJ:

        You nailed it! Ya made me laugh loudly! What a mental picture!

  • chuckb

    sarah palin is the best choice and the bolsheviks know it. watch who they hate the most. there is no other one out there that can win. all this talk about her quitting as governor is foolish, the democrats saw what waa coming and they have been trying to destroy her ever since, there would have been one lawsuit after another in order to denigrate her as governor.
    i have no idea why mccain picked her as vice, other than she had a great record as governor of alaska, he certainly never really stood behind her and restricted what she wanted to say about barry. i see no connection there or any political alliance. she campaigned in arizona, made one speech for mccains senate race, i’m sure she had to show some allegiance for him picking her as vice and his opponent was a basket case anyway, so it didn’t make any difference.
    take all the candidates and place them in one area, have each making a speech at the same time, see where the crowd goes, that’s right, to hear palin, no one comes close, just ask barry.

  • i41

    Old Henry, most media want a greasy lobbyist look, that is why I don’t like Romney, or the idea that the country needs some one to always compromise. The controllers in either party push the bs of thoughtful educated jack wagons like the —-vacationing golf player, golf players are pretty much —- out in a pasture.

  • RAYMOND McELROY

    HERE’S SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON THIS SUBJECT!

    I WAS A POLICE OFFICER FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS, (STARTED IN 1961) AND HELD THE RANK OF CHIEF, FOR OVER TWELVE YEARS.. DURING MY TENURE, I MET, AND BECAME PERSONAL FRIENDS WITH SEVERAL F.B.I. AGENTS.. IT WAS A WELL KNOWN FACT WITHIN THE AGENCY THAT CERTAIN AGENTS WERE SWORN TO SECRECY, AND DIRECTED TO PRIVATELY INVESTIGATE CERTAIN POLITICIANS, AND DELIVER THEIR FINDINGS TO THE F.B.I. DIRECTOR, J. EDGAR HOOVER.. HE KEPT A SECRET FILE ON POLITICIANS AND BUSINESSMEN ALIKE – ACTUALLY DESTROYING MANY! HOOVER BECAME THE DIRECTOR IN 1935, AND SOON DISCOVERED HE WAS MORE POWERFUL THAN ANY PRESIDENT, BY HIS CONTROLLING THIS INFORMATION, AND UTILIZING IT TO DESTROY HIS DETRACTORS, AND THOSE OF THE PRESIDENT.. FOR THIS REASON, HE WAS CONTINUOUSLY REAPPOINTED BY EACH SUCCESSIVE PRESIDENT.. HOOVER UTILIZED HIS OMNIPOTENT POWERS OF INVESTIGATION TO KEEP HIS JOB, AND EVERY PRESIDENT HAS APPARENTLY UTILIZED THIS SECRET INFORMATION TO CONTROL OPPOSING POLITICIANS.. I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP – IT IS ALL DOCUMENTED..

    NOW WITH THAT BEING SAID, I WILL PUT FORTH MY SCENARIO AS TO WHY I BELIEVE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, JOHN BOEHNER, HAS NOW BECOME — AN APPARENT RHINO!

    IS IT POSSIBLE THAT MR. BOEHNER HAS A SKELETON OR TWO IN HIS CLOSET AND DOES PRESIDENT OBAMA HAVE A PRIVATE FILE ON MR. BOEHNER?

    OBAMA APPOINTS THE DIRECTOR – THE DIRECTOR IS GOING TO FOLLOW ORDERS FROM HIS BOSS ISN’T HE?

    REGARDS

    • chuckb

      sounds like you forgot about the clintons, hillary was the one caught with all the fbi files. i don’t think barry needs a file on boehner, boehner adores him. it’s time we remove these rino’s and bolsheviks from our government.

  • Papa Kilo

    There were no elephants at Animal Farm.

  • http://hpbrent@earthlink.net VN WARRIOR

    Report Card on Obama’s First Two Years
    By K.E. CampbellTwo years ago today, Barack Obama was inaugurated as president of the United States .
    Are you better off today than you were two years ago?

    Numbers don’t lie, and here are the data on the impact he has had on the lives of Americans:

    CHECK THE SOURCE DOCUMENTATION BELOW:

    January
    2009 Current % chg Source

    Avg. retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    (reg. conv.) $1.83 $3.104 69.6% 1

    Selected commodities:
    Crude oil, European Brent
    (barrel) $43.48 $99.02 127.7% 2
    Crude oil, West TX Inter.
    (barrel) $38.74 $91.38 135.9% 2
    Natural gas, Henry Hub,
    $ per MMbtu $4.85 $4.48 -7.6% 2
    Gold: London (per troy oz.)$853.25 $1,369.50 60.5% 2
    Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL $3.56 $6.33 78.1% 2
    Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL $9.66 $13.75 42.3% 2

    Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb.
    fob $13.37 $35.39 164.7% 2
    Consumer Price Index
    (urban consumers) 211.1 219.2 3.8% 3
    Producer Price Index:
    finished goods 170.3 183.0 7.5% 3
    Producer Price Index:
    all commodities 171.0 189.9 11.1% 3
    Unemployment rate, non-farm,
    overall 7.6% 9.4% 23.7% 3
    Unemployment rate, blacks 12.6% 15.8% 25.4% 3
    Number of unemployed 11,616,000 14,485,000 24.7% 3
    No. of fed. employees,
    ex. Unif. military
    (curr = 12/10 prelim) 2,779,000 2,840,000 2.2% 3
    Real median household income
    (2008 vs 2009) $50,112 $49,777 -0.7% 4
    No. of food stamp recipients
    (curr = 10/10) 31,983,716 43,200,878 35.1% 5
    No. of unemployment benefit
    recipients (curr = 12/10)7,526,598 9,193,838 22.2% 6
    No. of long-term unemployed,
    n millions 2.6 6.4 146.2% 3
    Poverty rate, individuals
    (2008 vs 2009) 13.2% 14.3% 8.3% 4
    People in poverty in U.S.,
    in millions (2008 vs 2009) 39.8 43.6 9.5% 4
    House price index
    (current = Q3 2010) 198.7 192.7 -3.0% 7
    S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index:
    20 city composite (curr = 10/10) 146.4 145.3 -0.8% 8
    No. of properties subject of
    foreclosure filings, in millions 2.82 2.87 1.7% 9
    DJIA (12,403 on 6/3/08, date BHO
    clinched Dem. nomination) 7,949 11,825 48.8% 2
    NASDAQ (2,480 on 6/3/08) 1,441 2,725 89.1% 2
    S&P 500 (1,378 on 6/3/08) 805 1,282 59.2% 2
    Global Dow 1,356 2,153 58.8% 2
    U.S. rank in Economic Freedom
    World Rankings 5 9 n/a 10
    Consumer Confidence Index
    (curr = 12/10) 37.7 52.5 39.3% 11
    Present Situation Index
    (curr = 12/10) 29.9 23.5 -21.4% 11
    Failed banks
    (curr = 2010 + 2011 to date) 140 164 17.1% 12
    U.S. dollar versus Japanese yen
    exchange rate 89.76 82.03 -8.6% 2
    U.S. money supply, M1, in billions
    (curr = 12/10 preliminary) 1,575.1 1,865.7 18.4% 13
    U.S. money supply, M2, in billions
    (curr = 12/10 preliminary) 8,310.9 8,852.3 6.5% 13
    NATIONAL DEBT, in trillions $10.627 $14.052 32.2% 14

    Sources:
    1 – U.S. Energy Information Admin.
    2 – Wall Street Journal
    3 – Bureau of Labor Statistics
    4 – Census Bureau
    5 – USDA
    6 – U.S. Dept. of Labor
    7 – FHFA
    8 – Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller
    9 – RealtyTrac
    10 – Heritage Foundation and WSJ
    11 – The Conference Board
    12 – FDIC
    13 – Federal Reserve
    14 – U.S. Treasury

  • Raggs

    Boehner ask’s the democommies to all join hands and sing comba-ya.

  • http://ActionAmerica.org/ John Gaver

    While the RINOs try to use scare tactics to convince conservatives that a REAL conservative, running on an unapologetically conservative platform can’t win, the MOST important thing that conservatives must keep in mind is that, if a conservative, running on a conservative platform can’t win, then we’ve already lost.

    Think about it… What those RINO scare tactics amount to, is that they’re telling us that they believe that conservatives have already lost. HELLO!!!

    I guess they didn’t get the memo, last November.

    But just for argument sake, let’s assume that the RINOs are right. Let’s assume that conservatives have already lost and that a real conservative can’t win. Shouldn’t we have the right to know this for a fact, so we can make informed decisions for our future?

    I don’t believe that conservatism is a lost cause. But if it is, I would certainly like to “KNOW”, so I can adjust my life accordingly. But the only way for us to “KNOW” this, is to run a real conservative. As they say, the proof is in the pudding.

    If that conservative wins, then everyone “KNOWS” that a conservative CAN win. In that case, the GOP wins, America wins and the RINOs will go off and pout for a year or two, before joining the Democrat Party. (I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid will welcome Boehner and his RINO buddies to the Democrat fold.)

    On the other hand, if that conservative loses, then we all know that the RINOs were right and that conservatism in America is dead. In that case, conservatives will know that it’s time to find another country, where freedom, liberty and sound economic policy still exist (surprisingly, there are more than a few). But we don’t want to leave unless we “KNOW” that conservatism in America is dead and the only way to know for sure, is to run a solid conservative, on an unapologetically conservative platform.

    Personally, I don’t want to live in any country, where conservatism and sound economic policy is a lost cause. Running a solid conservative, on an unapologetically conservative platform will serve one of two important purposes. It will either “PROVE” that conservatism is alive and well in the USA and send the RINOs into the scrap heap of history or it will become the clarion call to conservatives that it’s time for the remaining conservatives to get out, while we still can and seek our freedom and liberty elsewhere.

    Let’s call the RINOs on their scare tactics. Let’s run a solid conservative, on an unapologetically conservative platform and PROVE them WRONG. After all, we’ve got nothing to lose.

  • Raggs
  • Skyskiers

    IN RESPONSE TO BRIAN:

    Say Brian, God loves you the same as he loves all of
    MANKIND. However, God loves the sinner but not the sin.
    When we (MANKIND) behave in a way that is contrary to
    the rules and laws God gave us,(TO PROTECT US)then we
    have (because of our behavior) sperated ourselves from
    Gods protection and blessings.

    Any Human being can absolutly refuse to obey God. But
    no Human Being has the right to force all other Human
    Beings to accept the BEHAVIOR that God calls SATANIC.

    Does God love the souls that are in HELL? YES absolutly!
    Did God send thoes un-repentant souls to HELL? NO! All
    of the souls in HELL (because of our FREE WILL) sent
    themselves there by refusing to be obediant to GOD! It
    grieves GOD’s heart that some of his children are lost
    to him forever!

    The good news is that God himself (out of divine love)
    came down to earth, was born as an ordinaary Human Being,
    and willing ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BE KILLED for the sins of all MANKIND.

    All liberty and freedom comes from the CREATOR not from
    the government of Man.

    If you seek the truth, then go to the greatest history
    book of all time; THE HOLY BIBLE!

    GOD BLESS YOU BRIAN

  • bob wire

    “Ben Crystal is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television.”

    I don’t think it’s really very constructive to look at your education in such a way. Why bother if perceived damaged is being done? It sounds more like deferring of guilt and blame and not holding oneself accountable. That, or an apology for a Liberal Art degree that you can’t give back and elect to carry it like a curse among new found friends. Perhaps Human anatomy and physiology or Chemistry might have offered you a better challenge? ~ We are left to aspire to live with the decisions we make don’t we?

    I bet you do find current events a bit confusing if it took to 20 years to get over a degree from Davidson College (Davidson is nationally recognized and a highly selective liberal arts college near Charlotte, N.C., founded in 1837 by Presbyterians.)

    How it might be “recognized” or “selective” or the nature of the “award” given for your talk show really doesn’t offer us much of a view into your quandary. Just words, like see through windows and rotating tires.

    I don’t play golf much, I never considered it exercise until I got too old to rodeo! Always thought of it as a sissy game for people that hated contact, getting dirty or putting out much effort ~ but I’ve since changed my mind as it does take serious discipline ~and too, business is discussed on the golf course, business of the highest level in a “one on one” setting,~ the game clears the mind and much good can come of that, it’s much like a mini Camp David Summit of sorts.

    I’d just keep doing what you do best and allow them to do what they do and accept the fact that it’s not really about golf.

  • bob wire

    I ‘m beginning to believe that you Tea PARtY FOLKs NEED YOUR OWN STATE! ~ OOOPS! didn’t mean to scream.

    Maybe several, Which ones would you like? I’ll give you Arizona, No. & So. Carolina , Tennessee, Kansas, Oklahoma,Alabama,Utah New Mexico and Mississippi if you promise to stay there. Of course we’ll have to work out the details.

    • Average Joe

      You’re sounding like B.O. now….making promises that you can’t possibly keep…give?…..I suppose you are going to try to convince us that you actually hold title to those states?…not buying it….but I will be happy to show you who does own those states….right after the election……

    • Average Joe

      BTW Bob,

      If you truly did not mean to scream, for future reference….there is a key that says “backspace” on your keyboard. Believe it or not, if you press it enough times …you can actually remove the screaming and then re-type….without the screaming….Try it….I swear it actually works.

  • chuckb

    well bob wire, lets take california for example, we had a ultra liberal governor, he ran the state into the ground and they recalled him, next they hired a so called repulican, he failed to make a dent in the situation, so they blamed the republican gov. and replaced him with a weird bolshevik gov. and things are still getting worse, they haven’t figured out yet, it’s the state legislature, they are all bolsheviks with the exception of a few degraded republicans. the bolksheviks have controlled state politics for decades, these guys are so liberal they think mao tse tung is conservative. nothing is said about the millions of illegals residing in california, in fact jerry moonbeam brown gov. is protecting them, free everything, need a job, try state employment, they will teach you to lean on a shovel or you may be lucky and get a social workers job in order to feed the minorities. you bolsheviks will never learn until you have destroyed every vestige of what we call the u.s.

    • bob wire

      Chuck, California can’t be fixed by anybody until they get that hole in the fence fixed. ~ There just far too many people living inside the state and “outside” the system. Southern Cal is uninhabitable but carved out of a desert by an invisible system that comes at a huge expense and makes living there possible at all. Many use these enmities, the road systems and the benefits provided by life giving water but don’t help pay for it. A Mecca gone bad.

      You can blame politics if you wish but the best you might be is half right. It’s location and demand. We took it away from them and made many improvements and they like what we’ve done with the place and think they will stay and enjoy it with us.

      Immigration needs serious address but in times of plenty it becomes a lesser problem and then too, it’s so complex an issue few statesmen find the courage to put their head on the chopping block when they can pass the buck, stall and employ demagogy.

      I was hoping that “O” might get around to it, but it seems the most simplest thing is all up hill these days and there other more pressing matters afoot. Maybe his next term, ~ as the issue seem to lend it’s self to a second term project. Whoever does force it front and center will face some serious heat and make many enemies in the process.

      In the mean time you might start considering relocating, as the fresh water is drying up and salt water is the only option that I personally know of. Long term, the future is not looking very pleasant for the area regardless of the political bent.

  • Carlucci

    Who said anyone here is in the Tea Party? Personally, I’m starting to have my doubts about the Tea Party.

    But as long as you are suggesting that any freedom loving, anti-establishment, real conservatives (no RINOs), independents, and Libertarians who just want to be left alone and mind their own bidness, and need our own state, everyone who matches that description are certainly welcome to come to Big T.

    • bob wire

      as in Tennessee? ☺ ♥

  • home boy

    talk shows day in and day out give many of your ideas . but guess what . noone has the answer. why ? because man is not smart enough to get himself out of a paper bag without a pay off. no one wants to be the bad guy here by reducing the dept the right way. reducing medicare. reducing the amount of money you get from SS. in two years i will get SS. $1400 per month when i only put in 27k over 40 years of work. so in two years i will equal what i put in and if i live another 25 years i will get 350k . the math does not work. so ss will go broke. 75million baby boomers getting this kind of money cannot continue. so keep thinking politicians have the answer. get rid of politicians and you can start to solve these issues. others wise turn out the lights the parties over.

  • Lynette

    President Ron Paul. Consistency, truth, liberty and the Constitution. Stop looking for rock stars. Go read the Constitution and learn what the Presidents powers are actually supposed to be, not much at all other than Commander and Chief. We were to have no king and Ron Paul has said that he will be the repeal president and that he doesn’t want to be king. If you want America restored, Ron Paul is the only one who means what he says. I am skeptical of all politicians, but after following this man for over two-years and studying what he says, he is the genuine article.

  • Lynette

    Paul reminded his audience of the Biblical story of 1 Samuel chapter 8 when the Israelites demanded a king and God warned them what would happen. They would be burdened with taxation and the king would take their sons away to die in distant wars.

    “I don’t think we need a king,” Paul told the audience, “and we don’t need Washington to act as if they’re the king of this country.”

    http://www.newsmax.com/DougWead/RonPaul-FaithandFreedomCoalition-RalphReed-Romney/2011/06/09/id/399465

  • Lynette

    For heavens sakes! This is a personal liberty page and someone is talking about Bachmann? Give me a break! I vetted her and her voting record is horrible! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001413371174&sk=notes#!/note.php?note_id=237447139602833

  • i41

    Lynette, why do you hate Bachman and Palin so much, are they bettter looking or are they too smart, and don’t talk about the3 types of hair, dry, oily and normal, as cats do in school. Paul was talking as Washington being a king, Onumnutts thinks he is a king and we diffently know the dumbocraps think they all are the sherriff on NoodleHam DC. If you think this is a personal liberty page then don’t wig out, of you don’t agree.

  • http://bachman g.bush

    we are all —-. no body can get along. this is whats holding amerika together,people that hate each other.we have alot to look forword to in the years to come. you all have a wonderful 4th

  • RightGunner

    I just posted this to another Conservative Blog. It may be interesting here.

    I like what Herman Cain says, but not the reported parts about TARP and about ‘the public should be glad to own some banks’. I could forgive that past and all those un-TeaParty-like statements if he would join Ron Paul and help push for a real Fed audit, now.

    After all, looking up a hundred year old wazoo has got to be pretty hairy, and Dr Paul would probably welcome someone with some inside knowledge. But Mr. Cain would have to change his mind and really decide it is in the public’s interest to know what the Fed is doing now, the very recent past, and the last hundred years. No matter what Cain’s past is, he could help start a meaningful audit now in league with Ron Paul, and ride that horse a very long way as long as he and Ron Paul see eye to eye on the audit methods and goals.

  • concerned

    BUT, the whole truth be known!!! We can almost overlook any little petty thing in order to get everyone of the democrats out of office, don’t you all agree?

  • concerned

    I also meant to add the leftist republicans need to be voted out as well as all the democrats! It would no doubt be good to start with a clean slate, if there are any worthy candidates!

  • concerned

    My goodness! I didn’t run everybody off, did I? I sure didn’t mean to! I agreed with most of you.

  • C. Dunham

    Hey guess what? Who is responsible for gay marriage in our country? Well, it came out of Massachusetts and was pushed by the then, gov. Mitt Romney! Still think he is conservative? Just another liberal RINO.

    • Curt

      I always thought that it was the gays. Wow, Romney created gay marriage all by himself. Kinda like Al Gore invented the internet all by himself?

  • Curt

    Don’t know how many will get this so late at night, but had computer issues for three hours. Anyways…take a look at this if you haven’t already.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/06/28/137394348/-1-billion-that-nobody-wants

  • jopa

    I just wish Christine O’Donnell would run.Especially now that she clarified that she is not a witch.

  • http://Douglasvandykeacp.com Douglas

    Herman Cain above Ron Paul? You must be a lover of paying illegal taxes! Do you think that Cain would audit the Fed (being one of the boys, that is , a former top dog of the Kansas City Fed Reserve)?
    END THE FED!

  • http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/165033/larrwayne_po.html LarrWayne

    Ron Paul is not a RINO pleaser. He knows how to save the USA from intended financial doom designed by the left. He can walk his talk.
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8173265/a_call_for_liberty.html?cat=42

  • JC in SC

    I had already made up my mind to cast my vote to someone other than Romney and now, Huntsman is out.

  • http://deaf-v-news.com Gary

    The pont, I’d like to make here (and, remember, I haven’t read all the other comments, so I don’t know whether someone else has made the same statement, yet) is this; It has been my understanding, all along, that, to the Liberals, “bipartisan agreement,” means simply that the conservatives will give into leftist demands!

    Personally, I’ve grown tired of seeing the Left making demands that the Right must change in order to fit all thinking into a scheme and then, when the Right makes the necessary changes, the thinking of the Right Wing is, generally, ignored!

  • Alexander Kaminski

    In order to deal with he corruption in our government, we should first impeach Obama

  • denniso

    The right can’t change because you have to be able to think a little deeply for that to be possible.

  • Charles

    Hey Denniso, good to hear from you old friend. I will say one thing,at least the right can think, thats more than the left can do.

  • Charles

    Denniso,
    one of the reasons you as a lefty can`t think is that you still think
    you are a Liberal Democrat. That ship left a long time ago, you are now a Progressive and I`m not quite sure you know what a Progressive
    is. Our fight is not with the true Democrats of this country, but is with the Progressives, who hijacked the Democrat party right from under your noses. We don`t dislike Democrats,afterall they are part of our great two party system. The Progressives aren`t. They are made up of Obama and his Marxist friends who are trying to destroy our two
    party system (Democrats and Republicans) and our way of life. I can`t
    say it any simpler and if you can`t see this, I don`t know what else I
    can say or do to make you understand whats happening to our country.
    Have a nice 4th !!!!

  • mary

    Trust no party. Trust in a person. Your judgement. The parties are interested in survival. They sell us out with dream Acts and bailouts. So far, I see no one of interest. Just the same old sell out faces and some Clinton staffers.

  • Pathfinder

    For those who insist that Moslem attacks against the US are our fault, I must ask. “When the USA was a newly formed nation, what had we done to the Moslem pirates of Tripoli to cause them to attack us ?”
    Please note that Islam has been at war with all other faiths: not just chrisendom, but hindu, buddist, jews, even wiccians. Islam must be eliminated from the face of the earth. ISLAM DELENDA EST !!!

  • Thinking About

    I am sure Obama is laughing every day of his potential to run against the likes of Palin, Bachmann and even Rick Perry. These are very consistent on sucking as much as possible from tax payers. Palin charging per firm when she was staying in her own house, LLC income claimed by Bachmann and receiving handouts and perry is do aware of being thrifty with Texas budget and spends big bucks every month because ms. Perry does not want to live in Texas mansion. Go ahead and make a hero out of Obama he deserves it.

  • http://sc2expo.com/commentary/ starcraft2

    Simply want to say your article is as amazing. The clarity to your publish is just excellent and that i could suppose you’re a professional in this subject. Well together with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with imminent post. Thank you one million and please continue the gratifying work.

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.