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Who I’m Voting Against This Year

September 10, 2010 by  

Who I’m Voting Against This Year

The best political fundraiser I’ve received this year came from a guy you’ve probably never heard of.  But what he represents is crucially important to our country this year, so let me tell you about it… and him.

The message began with an eye-catching photo.  Front and center, with that famous green face and black hat, was none other than Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

Except it wasn’t Elphaba.  Thanks to some clever photo-shopping, it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  And the copy immediately under the photo began, “Help me defeat the Wicked Witch of the West.”  Well, let me tell you, with those nine simple words John Dennis had my attention… and soon thereafter, a political contribution as well.

As you’ve probably guessed, Dennis is running against Pelosi to serve as the Representative in the 8th Congressional District of California.  Now, since Pelosi represents what is probably the most left-leaning district in one of our most left-leaning states, I don’t figure his odds are very good.  After all, Pelosi got 70 percent of the vote two years ago.  To say that the fruits and nuts in San Francisco love her would be an understatement.

But my point is, I’m not voting for John Dennis; I’m voting against Nancy Pelosi.  And since it’s not legal for me to actually cast a ballot in that election, I’m doing the next best thing: I’m voting with my money.

You can, too.  If you’d like to cast a vote against the re-election of the nastiest Speaker of the House of Representatives in living memory, it’s simple: Go to www.johndennis2010.com and click on “donate.”  You can’t miss the big white-on-red icon; you’ll find it on every page on his website.

While you’re on your computer, here’s something else that will make you feel better.  Go into Word, or what other word-processing software you use.  Type a few words — say, “be gone, lady.”  And then create a file for that comment that you call “Nancy Pelosi.”

Once you’ve created the file, the next step is easy.  Call it up and click on the “delete” key.  Your computer will ask you something like, “Are you sure you want to remove Nancy Pelosi?”  Hit the yes key and, presto change, she’s gone.  Wasn’t that fun?

Sadly, removing the living, breathing Pelosi from her seat won’t be as easy.  But we can remove her from the job she covets more than anything else in the world.  On the first Tuesday of November we can make certain the Democrats lose their grip on the House of Representatives.  If that happens, she’ll lose her position as Speaker of the House.  And she’ll have to start paying for her own airline tickets, poor lady.

Pelosi is just one of the people I’m voting against this year.  Another is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).  I’ve already told you the story of the great pleasure I took in introducing his opponent to a standing, cheering, foot-stomping crowd of more than 2,000 people at FreedomFest in July.  If you missed that column, or would simply like to read it again, click here.

At the end of her speech, as she strolled off stage to a standing ovation, I presented Sharron Angle with the very first contribution she received that day.  I’m delighted to report that by the end of the evening, my fellow conferees had added $60,000 to her campaign coffers.

Frankly, she’s going to need every penny and then some.  Reid has bragged that he will have a $20 million war-chest for his reelection campaign.  There are a lot of wealthy Democrats around the country who will cough up big bucks to keep Obama’s best buddy in the Senate.

Not to mention the union goons in Las Vegas, who can be counted on to pull every dirty trick imaginable to smear Angle and get out the vote for their guy.  Come Election Day in Nevada, the “graveyard shift” may take on a whole new meaning.  So if you’d like to “vote” along with me, and you don’t live in Nevada either, click on www.sharronangle.com.

For me, the Nevada Senate campaign is twofer.  By sending a contribution to Angle, I get to put my money where my mouth is and vote against Reid.  If he loses, that’s something I’ll be able to point to with pride for a long, long time.

But I also get to support someone I actually like.  Angle strikes me as just what we need in Washington — someone who is feisty, fearless and committed to her principles.  If she does win, am I afraid that she’ll follow the same path of so many other politicians and “go to Washington and turn left”?  Sure, it’s possible.  But even if she turns out to be the most scheming Machiavellian since Lyndon Johnson, so what?  She’ll still be a Senate newbie, without any of the power, perks and position of the current Majority Leader.

What a defeat it will be for the left if they lose both positions — Speaker of the House and Majority Leader of the Senate.  If that happens folks, you can count on Chip Wood pouring the expensive bubbly on Nov. 2.  (Or maybe Nov. 3, if we have to wait until all the West Coast results are in.)

By the way, the technique I’m describing works just as well if you want to vote for someone who is running in another district or another state.  I’m proud to say that I helped pull off one of the greatest political upsets of the year with my contributions to Rand Paul in Kentucky.

I supported him before the Republican primary and you can bet I’ll support him again between now and Election Day.  If he turns out to be half the maverick libertarian-independent his dad is, I’ll be bragging about his victory, and my very small role in it, for years to come.  If you’d like to join me, go to www.randpaul2020.com.

There was another stunning upset of a RINO Republican several thousand miles northwest of me when Joe Miller defeated Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary in Alaska.  I can’t claim I had any role in this one.  The check I send Joe next week will be the first donation I’ve made to his campaign.

But if he does nothing else, his defeat of the Murkowski machine deserves some support.  So let me include his campaign website, too.  It’s http://joemiller.us. Maybe if enough of us send him a few bucks he can afford to buy a razor.

So is there anyone I like running in my neighborhood, where I’ll actually get to put an “X” by his name on my ballot box?  I’m glad you asked.  Here in Florida, I really like Marco Rubio, the former state legislator who frightened one of the sleaziest politicians in the state — our current governor, Charlie Crist — into abandoning his principles, his promises and his party.

I don’t know if Rubio can win in a three-way election. His Democratic opponent will get a lot of votes from the knee-jerk Democrats (and we have a lot of them in Florida) who only cast their ballot for candidates with “Democrat” after their name.  Since he’s running as an independent, I don’t think Charlie Crist has a chance to win.  But he may take away enough votes from the middle to cost Marco Rubio the election.

If you’d like to keep this from happening and you don’t live in the Sunshine State, you can still “vote” for Rubio by going to www.marcorubio.com.

Okay, there you have it: Several ideas on how you can help our country by voting against some people who need to be kicked out of their powerful posts and plush offices.  But I’m sure there are many more people out there who deserve our support… or our approbation.  And there are some political-action groups that do wonderful work all over the country with the contributions they receive.

So it’s your turn.  Use the comments section below to tell me who you’re voting against and why:  And even some of the people and organizations you support.  Hey, we all know that money talks.  Let’s do our part to make certain it’s shouting for freedom this fall.

Until next time, keep some powder dry.

— Chip Wood

Chip Wood

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

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  • dan az

    The only ones that I will be voting for are the ones that dont have a Dem. attached.I say vote out all of the ones that have been in office before and start fresh with constitutionalist that believe in our great country and are going to impeach this usuper and all his clones and all that dont read the bills.We have been watching and taking names and now its time to flush.

    • FreedomFighter

      After flushing these degenerates psychopaths and electing conservatives, we need to root them all out of the schools and goverment.

      The Progressive Liberal Communists infest our school system like an aggressive cancer, thousands are in goverment that need to be expulsed, and the Union Leadership communist cabal needs wiping out politically and laws past forbiding communist/Progressive Liberal socialists from holding union office or even joining a union.

      Text books need screening for lies (global warming)socialist agenda propaganda and communist influence on wiping out our real American history.

      Progressive liberal communist organization removed from receipt of state or federal funds. Communist think tanks destroyed and made illegal thru tighter espionage acts.

      Probably much more.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • Shirley Jones

        You are so correct about all you are saying concerning our government and our school systems! We have all been silent for too long and we need to insist that our country no longer be divided by language, only English to be spoken, by lack of respect for our laws and Constitution. We need to remember our History as it happened, not with “political spin”! Thank you! Let’s remember that American ends with “I can”, Republican ends with “I can” and Democrats ends with “rats” and let November 2, 2010 be Extermination Day!!!!!!

      • pappy

        I will never vote for any goosestepping,hate/fearmongering,religous fanatic john birch right winger
        they have already ruined the world

        • michelleo

          Pappy, you communist Left wing Pieces Of CRAP’s are what have ruined this world with all of you political correctness and Socialist/communist visions that have never ever worked and have bred nothing but misery for the human race you should be ashamed of your self – go live in the middleeast where these people share your unamerican vision os peace the less like you the better off the world is

          • ChuckL

            Michelleo,
            If you are going to use the appellation “politically correct”, in this context, you must either enclose it in quotation marks or prefix it with the adjective “phony”.

      • dan az

        Freedom fighter
        Cant argue with that seen it here to!

    • Harold Olsen

      Democrat or Republican: If I don’t like them they don’t get my vote. I will only vote for candidates who can convince me that they are TRUE conservatives. That leaves out the Democrats because I don’t believe there is any such thing as a conservative Democrat. As far as the Republicans go, our current crop in Washington, DC are, at best, left-leaning moderates. In Washington State, where I live, for Senator I have a choice between Patty Murray and Dino “I’m a business man not a politician” Rossi. They are equaly disliked in this state and polls show them even in (un)popularity. I won’t be voting for either of them. I’m no longer voting for the lesser of two evils because the only thing that that accomplishes is evil wins. Clark Didier was the other Republican in our primary but he lost and won’t be on the ballot. I may still vote for him.

      • HFlashman

        I guess you didn’t vote for Scoop or Maggy back then eh? I tell people I describe my philosophy as a Jackson Democrat. Scoop Jackson. Now that was a man who talked the talk and walked the walk.

        But then… like Goldwater would have done, he would have stood up and spit down at today’s jackals calling themselves Republicans.

        • s c

          Earth to HF, ANDREW JACKSON was was one of the best, true Democrats who ever lived. Even Polk was worth having in the White House. ‘Scoop’ Jackson was a DINO. Get your facts straight, bud. Sooner or later, you’ll be forced to wake up. Why delay the inevitable?

        • Bruce D.

          I would be interested in knowing what you could possible have in common with Barry Goldwater. I think you just say things to try and confuse the issues.

          • HFlashman

            Never said I had anything in common with Goldwater. Just stated Jackson (Scoop) and Goldwater would both spit down on the current jackals who comprise the GOp leadership. Those men had class, honor, and despite whatever political differences philospohically they had…both would concerned about America and Americans…and against divisiveness and turning us against each other for political gain.

      • Marlene

        Who’s ‘Clark’ Didier? you must have Kurt Didier mixed up with Clark Kent. The other top-runner – I think his name is Bill Haley – is another good candidate, by the way but didn’t have enough ‘face time’ with the voters. If you’ve followed Murray through her time in the Senate, you know she’s sold herself out to big interests, banks and Wall St. – exactly what she’s accusing Rossi of in her mud-slinging campaign. Did you notice that she aimed all her dirt at Rossi, no other opponent, and some of her ads are those used by Gregoire in her campaign? Rosssi, on the other hand has slung no mud at her, by name. He mentions Government in WA DC, not Murray. I, for one, will NOT vote for someone who can’t run a campaign without smear tactics when she’s committed the same things in her time in office.

      • jer mynor

        HAROLD : PLEASE DONT WASTE YOUR VOTE ON ONE WHO CANNOT WIN…..I ALSO VOTED FOR DIDIER, BUT HE JUST WASNT KNOWN WELL ENOUGH ON THIS SIDE OF THE MTNS, SO IF DINO ISNT YOUR FAV, AS HE IS NOT MINE, BUT AT LEAST WE CAN RID OURSELVES OF THE PURE PIECE OF CRAP MURRAY, AND THAT IS THE ONLY GOAL FOR THE MOMENT…..WE CAN DEAL WITH ROSSI NEXT TIME AT BAT….LETS GET MURRAY ( OUT )….. JER M.

        • Marlene

          I agree. We got rid of Tom Foley and we can do it with Murray, which I constantly remind her. That doesn’t mean we’re stuck with the replacement forever.

        • Bruce D.

          jer msynor, I hope some of the others that blog here begin to see the wisdom of your blog. I agree with you totally. Many seem to take the view that it is best to vote for someone who has no chance and allow the Obamacare democrats to retain their power. Every primany election we have to try and get a constitution conservative elected. If that does not happen why shoot yourself in the foot to make a point?

          • GregS

            Amen, Bruce! I fear that many of the close races will be lost to the Democrats in November, due to people who won’t vote, because they don’t like either candidate, OR to people who will vote for a non-viable third party candidate. It’s so sad.

          • Carol

            How true Bruce. A lot of us voted for Fred Thompson in spite of the media not giving him any time. And look what we got instead. Rino McCain.

    • CJ

      I wish you all the luck finding a race where ONE of the potentials is even half-worthy. I keep saying, you can’t fix a problem when all you have is bad parts to work with.

      • Claire

        CJ—Good one!

      • Bruce D.

        These are some canidates Jim DeMint is endorsing. If you do not like Jim DeMint then I would have to question what side you are on.

        “In addition to Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania and Marco Rubio in Florida, the Senate Conservatives Fund has also endorsed Rand Paul in Kentucky, Mike Lee in Utah, Sharron Angle in Nevada, Ron Johnson in Wisconsin, Dino Rossi in Washington, Ken Buck in Colorado and, most recently, Joe Miller in Alaska.”

        • Christin

          Bruce D.,
          I get Jim DeMint’s “Conservative Comeback” newsletter up-dates, too.

          “The Senate Conservatives Fund puts principle ahead of party and works to elect only those candidates who will fight for balanced budgets, constitutional limits, and individual liberty.”

          Jim DeMint and his financial supporters endorse and help fund the campaigns of those nine candidates you have listed above and two new ones he has added to the list today:

          Ovide Lamontagne – New Hampshire
          Christine O’Donnell – Delaware

          November 2nd should be vote for the Constitutional Conservative and Tea Party backed candidate to bring our country back to the original ideals of the Founding Father’s.

    • Warrior

      100% agree Dan, I will NEVER vote for anyone with a “D” attached to their name. Made that mistake 30 years ago. We’ll just have to take our chances and weed out any lefty leaner’s over the course of the next election cycles.

      • eddie47d

        Many prominent Republicans in Nevada are publicly voting against Sharon Angle and supporting Reid.They say she is too extreme. In reality there are no true choices for anyone. Don’t vote for an R just because your don’t like the D’s. Vote for the Green Party or Libertarians even if you know they will loose. At least you can sleep well knowing you voted for the best in your own heart and mind.

        • Warrior

          Sorry, if there is no chance of them winning, I’m going for the least worst.

        • Bruce D.

          Eddie47d, are you sure you are not a liberal. You are promoting a good strategy for the left.

        • Christin

          eddie47d, shut your yapper.

          Sharron Angle is NOT “extreme” as the liberal hype is falsly stating. That is their “smear campaign” to keep the Nevadians from electing her over the evil progressive Reid, who votes like the Wicked Witch of the West, Pelosi!

          Sharron Angle is a common sense, smart constitutional conservative American, pro-business lady who stands with Pro-American citizens and will be a great addition to getting us back to our Founding Priniples and a MUCH BETTER choice for our SENATE.

          • Bruce D.

            I agree Christin. Eddie47d I think is a liberal and he would like to draw the vote away from Sharon Angle by have people vote for a third party canidate. That election will be close and it is possible voting for a Libertarian instead of Angle will put Reid back in the Senate..

          • eddie47d

            Dave H. Too bad they think like that. I generally like the Libertarian philosophy but as you can see people are afraid to change course. So little may change.

          • Bruce D.

            eddie47d, Dave H is a very intelligent person. He has to know you are playing him.

      • dan az

        warrior
        almost forgot what I was going to say every time I want to post that picture of the wicked witch just sits there and stairs at me!Damn she Ugly!

    • Carole Howell

      Oh! Dan that is sure to work. LOL

      And when it doesn’t what will you say? How long will it take you to realize what the real problem is????

      Dan, all politicians are bought and paid for, if they can not be bought, they will be politically assassinated and driven out of the race or office.

      We need publicly financed elections, to get Big Business out of our government, to prevent foreign officials from shaping our foreign policy in their favor.

      When you allow your politicians to be bought they will always be diverted from doing the peoples business. We pay their salaries with our tax dollars, but Big Business and special interests own them.

      Don’t you all see the real problem? When the last administration controlled the house and the senate, How much of the people’s business got done? What was done to improve things for the people of this country.

      When will you learn?

      • ChuckL

        Wrong solution Carole, We do not need publicly financed political campaigns. We need a law that requires any donor to be a registered voter in the area to be represented by the candidate. This law MUST include mandatory penitentiary time of not less than the term of office of the candidate. Easily solved identification by making the registered voter list available to all candidates. This would eliminate corporate donations, union donations, and greatly reduce the funds for lying about opponents.

        We should also require all persons responsible for listing candidates responsible for verifying the eligibility of the candidates and require the candidates to sign a release of all citizenship, passport, military, and education files held by any organization. Had this been done, we would not have the Obama problem; we would have a Hillary problem.

        • Greg

          If that law was in effect then Chip Wood and folks like him couldn’t proudly “vote” with their contribution dollars to elect candidates that are in other states or districts than their own. Chip would, no doubt, howl that it is UN-Constitutional for a law to prevent him from influencing the representation of people in states that he doesn’t live in…

      • dan az

        Carole
        the picture of the over watered person that keeps coming up when you post here is really disturbing so to answer your question im sorry you remind me of her and I just cant do it any more sorry!

    • jer mynor

      DAN AZ : YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH….BUT ONE OF US HAD TO SAY IT…THANKS,

      • dan az

        jer mynor
        Your welcome keep your powder dry!

    • http://guy@reogiant.com guyb

      You are 100% correct!!!!!! peeeelosi cut the water to 50,000 northern california farmers and lied about a 2 inch delta smelt going extinct if we do not cut the water to those farms and farmers. How come she still gets all the water she needs for her multi million dollar northern california vineyards???? WOW, we can get back 50,000 jobs in california back just by turning the water back on to those hard working california farmers.America,this is who is in charge of our country… obama sends a radical muslim iman around the world with our tax dollars and says if is speaking for all of America. Lets get these anti Americans out of office. Lets audit peeeelosi and reid and impeach obama.

  • Mike Howard

    I don’t vote against I vote for. Voting against is the way Reptile leaders would have you do. That is why I am an independent. I warned people not to vote for Obama just because they were against Bush. Only vote for people who reflect the value of love of the Creator and the Spirit that shows forth. Don’t vote for Neo-Cons. You should know Obama’s history (CIA Neo Con Heaven & the creation of Reptiles). Symbolism is everything. He stood, at his nomination, like a Roman Cesar (claiming god status) on Roman Columnaids as though he was over looking the masses (sheep ready for the shearing). No real change comes out of that. So be careful who you put in office. What do they stand for in their heart? Are they true Servants? Not what you see on the outside. Their Smile or good cleaver/speech will not tell you anything. Seek true Knowledge. It is written within in the fabric of your heart (Spirit).

    Don’t be fooled Wolfs who come to despoil Humankind come in Republican, Democratic, Religious and any other outer clothing you can imagine.

    • Wayne

      I want to vote for some one who believes in God, and in this country. I feel if they believe in God, they will most likely obey the 10 commandmants, you know, thou shalt not lie, steal … and we will be able to at least trust them. I am tired of all the lies we are told. I want them to read the bills before they sign them. I have heard a lot of Congress members say they did not even read the health care bill. Do we want that kind of idiot who will sign a bill not knowing what repercussions it will cause on the public. I’ll bet that they don’t read any bills they sign. What are we paying these imbecils close to $200,000 a year for? We would be better off for paying them to stay at home. This crap has been going on for years now and we had better vote these people out. I think the folks, Republican and Democrats who runs these candidats should vet these people before they ever put them on the list to run for president or Congress. Before we vote for anyone, they should sign a pledge that they will read all bills before signing them and then sign only the bills that will help the entire country. It is terrible how they crank out all these bills, like a paper mill, and don’t know anything about them. Let’s get rid of the attorneys in Congress that write this legalese crap and have some one write these bills in plain English so Congress can, at least, make sense out of them. I heard this AM that 36 of the 57, I believe I am correct on that figure, who signed the Decoration of Independence were ministers and for years they held church in the Capital Building. I never knew this before. Go to this youtube site and listen to David Barton. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfEdJNn15E I think Mike Hucklebee would make a good president. He would not lie, cheat or steal, and would tell the truth. Wouldn’t that be wonderful to have a president that you could depend on to tell the truth. We certainly do not have that now. We have some one in their now who is a Muslim and is not working for the best interest of the country. In fact with that huge debt he now has us in, it will take several generations of people to pay off this debt. I think most of us love our kids and grandkids, but Obama certainly has added a huge debt on their shoulder. Follow your candidates very closely this year and vote in Conservatives only

      • http://, Vippy

        Once again we got our priorities mixed, we vote for the wrong ones all times like religion, abortion and gay issues and none of these issues are putting food on our table. Spare me the religious crappola
        and the fake concerns you want to push on others. These are all private matters and have no place in politics. Why then are there so many churches and then there are so many crooks everywhere does your argument find substance in this. They all go to church but not one lives by the 10 commandment as we see,neither party. So let us vote for those who are responsible, don’t point the finger at the competition but sells us his ideas and how he/she is going to pay for it. Time to get smarter or we will never move forward.

        • Wayne

          Vippy, if you root out the wolves that are in sheep clothing you will have good decent people. I will stand by my comment that we do need people of trust to be in office. I certainly don’t want a liar or a thief. Nor do I want a fox guarding my chickhouse. I am not saying that all people who are not Christian will steal, cheat or lie. I just feel that a true Christian, they are around whether you want to accept that or not, would do a better trustworthy job as president, or as a Congress member than a lot of the liars and inbecils we have in our Congress today. I take it you don’t like, or trust Christians.

          • Christin

            You are right, Wayne.
            I, too, would rather be governed by a God-fearing Christian Statesman with Character and Integrity than a Narcistic, Godless Marxist, Foreign-born, Libertion Theology-Muslim.

        • Wayne

          Vippy, by the way, most of the folks who wrote the Constitution and signed the Declaration of Independence were Preachers and Christians. If you have ever read the US Constitution you will see that they did a good job of protection folks like you and me. It is just the inbeciles in our court system who has changed it, or disregards it by making all the decisions to please all the political corrections so as not to hurt the atheists, other cultures and etc. Since our country was founded on the Judeo Christian Religion principle, I’ll stick with it. Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfEdJNn15E

        • Wayne

          Vippy, check this ohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfEdJNn15Eut:

        • LocalYokel

          The inevitable conclusion that both major parties require allegiance to party be held above allegiance to constitution has arrived in full regalia. The “wasted vote” echo of all uninformed voters still rings in the ears of all that rely on information from mass media owned by the same moguls supplying campaign funds indirectly to both parties.
          Many voters then fail to recognize the power of boycott of anything advertised on the vast assortment of entertainment provided by the moguls to keep the minds of their sheep uninformed while they pay for the ads.
          Breaking news has it that the one mogul richest of all has injected over $50 million into judicial selection processes to protect those exposed to the coming fire of revolution with “defense by delay” due process. If all that is not a conspiracy then you get the privilege of naming it.
          Annual interest on the national debt is now greater than the total military budget. A malignant government bureaucracy only compounds that problem while suppressing any issues that may “put food on your table”. Of the three categories that you named I can see only one that may be charitable enough to provide for your appetite so please elaborate on your method of determining a candidates level of responsibility. Try “No Tax No Spend”. He/she will not pay for anything as long as they can tax you to cover it. There is no such thing as a “free lunch”.
          Getting smarter will necessarily begin in the study of unfiltered American history but using the term “move forward” without defining your destination only attaches a stigma to you associated with those responsible for devising the road map to the present.

      • HFlashman

        Depends on whose god you’re referring to right?

      • eddie47d

        Wayne;You say you don’t like liers yet you keep saying Obama is a Muslim. That is a Republican assumption and not a fact. So why should anyone believe this lie or people who spread such information?

        • Lewis Munn

          Eddie, He denies it.

          But he acts like one, and often talks like one.

          He certainly does not show he is a good Christian, nor a Patriot. Like a vampire, he cannot stand to look at a cross.

          He bows humbly to the Muslim leaders, which is what Islaamics are supposed to do.

          If he is a Christian, where is his honesty? Where are his good deeds? Where is his obedience to civil laws? Where is his humility?

          I think you need to read your Bible and see what Jesus said a true Christian is.

          Educate yourself and then speak to the issues.

        • Wayne

          I don’t think he’s a Muslim, I know he is a Muslim. This came out of his own mouth. I heard it personally. If you watch how he treats the Muslims and how he treats the Christians (people who wrote our Constitution and founded this country) I think you would agree with me. Just open you eyes and watch him very closely. They also have him on youtube saying he is a Muslim. Eddie, I just don’t know what rock you have been sleeping under.

          • HFlashman

            Dang,,,since it’s on You Tube..it has to be true. There’s nothing like fixing a tape. oh wait..the GOP has done that before and have rallied around those who have done it as well.

        • Bruce D.
        • dan az

          Come on eddie I gave you a site that with his own purple lips he said he was a muslim at least ten times.give me a break!Now go look at that green Ugly bitch and tell me that it dosent bother you too!lol

          • eddie47d

            Too many edited tapes to believe much of anything and yes I saw those tapes that were posted.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            dan az,
            If Nobama himself came up to edduhhh, said he is a muslim, edduhhh wouldn’t believe it!!! He couldn’t believe anything bad about his super hero!!!

      • Judy Lyford

        You are partially on the right track, but you don’t have all the facts. You want to pay our reps to stay at home; that’s where they’re supposed to be. You want them to read the bills before signing them. The bills are illegal to start with. None of the bills follow the Constitution, which every Congress person or Senator take vows to protect. Very little power was originally given to either house. The power is supposed to be given to the states, which are led by the people. Property supposedly belongs to the owner, but the Feds have usurped that right by taxing, which is also illegal. There are bookoos more, but I will stop here.

        • Wayne

          Maybe, just maybe they would realize this Judy if they opened their eyes and read the bills. In fact they being in Congress I would think it would be neccessary for them to read the Constitution. This should be a prerequisite to being a member of Congress. A booklet on the Constituion can be purchased very cheap. Maybe folks should be careful who they vote for. I know you would not sign anything unless you read it. It is just common sense not to. What more can I say?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Wayne,
            I would like to run a little experiment and propose a thirteen hundred page bill with an idea that the politicians are sure to like. Somewhere in that bill, I would like to add the words: If this bill is passed all representatives of the people will lose ALL pay, benefits and retirement. I would then like to take them, one by one, aside and ask them if they read it and if they had any complaints. If that didn’t tell you who read it and who didn’t nothing would!!!!

          • dan az

            Joe that perfect!we could get rid of all of them in one shot!

          • Christin

            Wayne,
            I have heard they they don’t even WRITE the thousand page bills.

            They are written by the Appollo Alliance (radical progressive group)… can any body say unconstitutional?! Maybe that is why Nanc… aka the wicked witch of the west said, “we’ll just have to see what’s in the bill after we pass it.”

            The bills are written in great length and with much lawyer wording on purpose so that no one could understand it and they could HIDE the FREEDOM STEALING RIGHTS of Americans.

      • Karolyn

        Just because someone is a Christian does not automatically make them a righteous person. Just like someone who is not a Christian is not automatically a liar and thief. Spare me the generalizations. Anyone can say “I am a real churchgoing Christian.” while having his hand in the till. I know many people here in the south who wear their Christianity like a banner while treating their fellowman like crap.

        • Lewis Munn

          Currently, being a “Christian” is popular. But saying you are one does not make you one.

          Ask these people when and where they committed their life completely to Christ, and determined to follow his commandments on how to live as a Christian.

          Christians are not always perfect, but they are trying and will answer to correction from the Bible.

          It says, “By their fruits you will know them.” If their ‘fruits’ are not Christian, doubt thst they are. But off then opportunity to explain. Christianity is a growing process.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Wayne,
            I am a Christian and as you say, I am no wheres near perfect. As it is said To Breathe is to sin! Each night I pray to my Lord God almighty to forgive me for my shortcomings ans down right sins and always will. I also pray for my friends and their concerns and always, for the troops. this will continue till I breathe my last and final breath. I don’t know if that is enough, and I know nobody else does either. God will know what is in my heart and I will answer to him and only him. Not muhammed, baal or any other false god out there!
            Please believe me when I say I will pray for someone, I will!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Sorry, I meant that to address L. Munn

        • Wayne

          OK Carolyn, since according to you, Christians can’t be trusted, should we trust the Muslim we have in office more than a Christian. If I am all wet behind the ears, where would you go to get good caliber people to run as candidates? Let’ hear some ideas from you and we’ll see how many people agree with you. I think my idea are just as good as yours.

          • Karolyn

            Geez, Wayne. Would you believe there are even honest Muslims? OMG what a concept. PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE, whatever they are! I wouldn’t doubt that most politicians get into it because they want to make a difference but lose their ways once they get into all the crap that goes on. I don’t care who they are. Power corrupts unless you are a very strong moral individual; and then it doesn’t matter what your spiritual beliefs are.

          • dan az

            Wayne
            Just like you thought no answers only more of the same BS.Karlmarxolyn is a poor want to be liberal hack that wants to get paid but cant so shes here to learn dont waste your time!

          • Karolyn

            Ah, dan, dan, dan. (sigh) If only you knew what you were talking about. Don’t try to pigeonhole me. I’m a lot more complex than you’ll ever be and think a lot more than you ever will. I just happen to be able to listen to all sides and then make my own decisions. It’s sad that you can’t do that.

          • eddie47d

            Karolyn; Dan and Wayne are too far gone for that.

      • http://guy@reogiant.com guyb

        Well Said!!!!!! I am with you!!!!

    • G. Lashinski

      A friend once told me. Votong for the lesser of two evils is still evil. He was right.

      • Lewis Munn

        A slogan I heard was, “Of two evils, choose neither.”

    • http://none Chip Wood

      Dear Mike Howard,

      I hate to disagree with any of my passionate, patriotic readers. But I think you kinda missed the whole point of today’s column.

      Chip Wood

      • Mike Howard

        Chip:
        “Several ideas on how you can help our country by voting against some people …” a quote from your article. No I did not miss the point of the article. It was to encourage us to vote for a certain persons as opposed to there now. It was the tactic of voting against something. Obama had a nice smile the article also smiled (Euphemistically speaking). Did you miss the point of my article or the jest of other who also commented. People are wising up. They will no longer vote for the choice between two evils or wolfs in sheep clothing. As an Independents I have been there and did that. No More Obamas’ no more Bushs’ or Clintons’ and a whole host of others including Neo-Cons’. Only those who reflect the needs of humankind, (of which Americans are in that family) under the ordinances of our Creator. PS I am a patriotic Deist. I also I am a licensed P.I. and I read a lot of documents. Like the folks portrayed on AMC series “Rubicon” I know how to read. I was able to theorize that the World Trade Center was coming down 3 weeks before the event. I only mention this to say something about those of us who know how to read between the lines. If you are a Neo-Con supporter sorry to offend but it is necessary. Also did you read the series of article on Obama’s family CIA background? I can’t remember who wrote it. One on the History of the Bush family and another on the creation of the Muslim Brother hood is something that people need to know as a guide to what kind of people not to vote for.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Mike Howard,
          Not to doubt your word, but do you realize how easy it is to say you theorised that the towers were coming down three weeks BEFORE it happened at this date in time??? Did you report it to ANYBODY?? Did you get on the internet and state it? Or didn’t you believe your own thought process enough to try and warn those people that died???

          • Mike Howard

            No I did not nor did the person who was in charge of building security at the World Trade Tower. My understanding is he did not come to the full realization, like my self, until it happened. Have you ever had a passing thought after research but did not take action? I don’t put things out on the internet to panic people as some do. I had no way of knowing for sure. I did tell people at meeting before 911 about war in Iraq ( did that years before the event. And war in Afghanistan before it happened. I did not dry a correlation between any of these 3 events.

            Experts (engineer types) for the 911 Truth Movement and Alex Jones say one thing. However a simple study of issues without preconceived prejudices is a better course of action. Part of my job is to evaluate expert witnesses opinions/reports and or testimony. 99% of the time they know more book wise than I ever will. My advantage over them is I know how to research an issue without being prejudiced by my own thoughts. The only way I am able to do that is to look at the multiple sides of any issues. Any body can do that. Unfortunately people don’t take the time. Hence the public has elected the people to government that they deserve. I think that is the bottom line of what my thoughts are concerning the article. Simply stated don’t vote against someone but for something. That means you have to take the time to become an informed voter. Not a partisan hack. A good American voter is one who votes based on values from our Creator. Not Party Expediency as so many of the other readers of the article have expressed by their reply.

        • Greg

          It was an article to encourage you to vote with you money to try to influence the election of representatives in states that you don’t live in.
          ***
          In other words, people from all over the US trying to oust Harry Reid from Nevada…never mind that after the election, Nevadans will have to live with Angles’s representation for 6 years.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Greg,
            There’s where you are only partly right. As Americans we all will have to live with whoever is in that position!!! That person will have a hand in making law and we ALL will have to live with it then!!!

      • eddie47d

        Chip; Most Americans don’t have enough money to give to candidates in other States. I get quite a few and usually have to throw then in the recycle bin. I also see you are soliciting donations on your site so can others put up web pages for their favorite candidate on this site? Only as a jab;John Dennis still would have to fly from Washington to California so nothing would change there. Folks on this site get mad if elected officials stay in Washington and become out of touch with their constituents. Then they get mad if that politician fly’s back home to talk to those same constituents.

        • JeffH

          …as does Nazi Pelousi…your point is?

          • eddie47d

            You fell into your own muck Jeffy. Using the term nazi in most cases is very childish. Maybe that explains you?

        • http://?? Joe H.

          edduhh,
          we don’t get mad at the flights home, we are pizzed off about the fact that Nan refused to fly on the smaller jet and had to fly on the big mammer jammer!!! Her 2000.00 booze bills don’t help things either! It would feed a family of 5 for over two months!!! Just think how much she would save the people if she would use a private Biz-jet!!!Or flew commercial, even with her security!!!

          • Carol

            And Joe, don’t forget the $60,000.00 she spent on flowers for some foreigner right after she took office. That equals 7 years of my Social Security.

          • eddie47d

            Carol; Republicans and conservatives say if someone has money they can spend it any way the choose. Apparently that’s not true so now I can call these hypocrites out.

          • dan az

            Eddie
            the problem with that statement is that is our money not hers!

        • http://jnjwade@aol.com Joan Wade

          Hello: I am voting for John Dennis – I live in the San Francisco area and the witch is just that – wicked!!Oh, Yes, she loves her job -She’s 2nd in line for Obama’s chair. Dennis won’t be so he will have to pay his own way, as will Carley Fiorni when/if she takes over for Boxer. I have no money to support any candidate, because they have managed to eliminate the cost of living increases for we seniors on fixed incomes. However, the 110th Congress gave the 111th Congress a raise as did the Senate, and T.Kennedy managed to write into the healthcare bill that anything therein was not applicable to the Adminstrators of this Nation. They have their own healthcare plan (paid for by the taxpayers), that also omits the Muslim and Amish religions because it is considered “gambling”.Their shares are also to be paid for by the taxpayers. It is my belief that everyone in an elected office (and the appointed Supreme Court Justices) could and should be sued for “Malfeasance of Office” for the pure arrogance of thievery and abuse of their oaths of office. Your Social Security and mine, are attached to our Soc. Sec. numbers, proving years of hard work-it is not “Welfare” nor a “handout” as the Chief Justice has said – and it does not belong to the illegal aliens as Obama wants to pay them. I can say I am a non-church-going Christian, because there are more hypocrits in church than out. So all of this “stuff” going on is not about religion, nor race, creed or color – -It is very simply about terrorism – No-one knows what Obama is because Sharia law says ‘smile in the face of the infidel and lie to him, then do as Allah would have you do and kill him’. Where are the Harry Truman’s, the Ronald Reagan’s and the John Wayne’s who will stand up and tell them “Don’t threaten us- we don’t take threats lightly.” And yes, the unions have outlived their original intent. I am tired of the politicians taking my money for their own purposes, I am tired of being threatened by terrorists an illegal aliens, I am tired of folks burning our flag and us not doing anything about it. We had better all stand together or we will surley fall apart.

          • patrick

            this is america.what i love about it is freedom.freedom to burn a piece of cloth-freedom to worship.rememember pearl harbor?japanese americans in california were put in prison after that.even if they had children serving in WW2.thats the same bs people are pulling over the mosque at ground zero.LEAVE THEM ALONE let them worship-this is AMERICA

          • Carol

            I hope everyone voted for Dennis. I didn’t vote for Pelose last time, and warned everyone I could she was another like Hillary Clinton; out for herself. Actually, she’s turned out worse than Hillary. Funny how a number of people I know intended to vote for her no longer say they did.

      • Christin

        Chip,
        You made a great point in this article on how the rest of us can help win elections for the Conservative/ Tea Party Candidate for people in others states. I posted above the Contitutional Conservatives from eleven states endorsed by “The Senate Conservatives Fund” from Sen. Jim DeMint.

        I might also add that we sent $100 contibutions months ago directly to the new constitutional conservative candidate in five states to defeat the long-term, liberal/progressive anti-American incumbant. We don’t have a lot of money, but we thought that it was of high importance to take our country back by ousting the long standing non-representing congressman/women.

        That I believe, Chip, was your point. It is something Dick Morris is also advocating for Americans to do. Everyone can pitch in one way or another with their voice, feet, hands or pocket book… donate money, time to campaign on phones or in the offices, spreading the names of conservatives through posts or e-mails, helping like-minded neighbors get to voting places in Nov., checking records of elected leaders and getting the word out that they are not representing the people or are doing a good job on fi$cal and freedom issues.

        Jump in America… and let’s reclaim our nation!

        Thanks Chip-
        Sincerely,
        Christin

        PS The green witch is scary!

        PSS If we vote enough (conservative) republicans in Nov, she will lose her power seat… and that means we won’t have to look at her so much and pay for her plane trips. Let’s burst her bubble people!!

    • Bruce D.

      Mike Howard, what do you mean by the creation of Reptiles??

      • Mike Howard

        Bruce:

        It is a term concerning those who have thought patterns similar to a Reptilian mind set.This mind set has created a long and ancient adversary of Humankind. A good description of the mind set of people I call Reptiles is Galatians 5:19-21 (Christian Bible). One caution however Reptiles wear a mask of a sheep or anything but what they are. Humankinds operative CPU dictates that we operate with a reflection of those things contained as an example in Galatians 5:22-23 Fruits of the Spirit. Walking in the Spirit causes us to properly regenerate at a cellular level. An example is the experiment you can do with water or plants. Curse at them and they degenerate. Speak with Love from the heart (Spirit) and they regenerate. I recommend you read a book on Quantum Physics and how we operate at the molecular level. The Intentions Experiment, by Lynn McTaggart, is a good primer however I do not buy into the New Age philosophy of the writer. I am a Deist and subscribe to a belief the Creator is sovereign and knowable with a personal relationship for us but we are at the same time given freedom.

        If you walk in the Spirit you can hear and see Reptiles with out a problem. People like David Ikie have a different thought pattern about them but you will have to go to his web site. I am just referring to the behavior pattern.

    • Carole Howell

      Mike Howard,

      How do you tell the false Christians from the the real ones? There are so many false Christians in this country any more. Christians that do not follow the teachings of Christ.

      • Mike Howard

        Keep this thought in mind. You can sit in a garage and poor motor oil all over you body and you will not be a truck. You can sit in a church pew and anoint yourself with holy oil and it does not make you a Christian or for us Deist a follower who reflects True Knowledge of the Creator and how we are to be a reelection of that to others. However, it does say the wheat group up with the tiers (sp).

        The Church is full of Reptiles I attend many Christian and new age type churches I look for people who walk in the Spirit. I am a Deist however but with personal relations with what you call God: If people lie and mislead you or slander, as a pattern & practice, others and engage in destructive competitiveness, as opposed to Excellence & Cooperation, they are not Christians

        People with the Reptilian mind set are in the Churches everywhere. They come as democrats & Republican and shades in between. I know they go to Groves and fall down to Stone idols and do ceremonies. Many of our leaders are among this group, Skull & Bones types, and are elevated by our so called Christian Ministers. Even Hitler said he was born again to gain the support of the church or to get them to look the other way. It disgusts me so I don’t call nor will I call my self a Christian until the Church Repents. This mind set, Reptilian, has created a long and ancient adversary of Humankind. A good description of the mind set of people I call Reptiles is Galatians 5:19-21 (Christian Bible). One caution however Reptiles wear a mask of a sheep or anything but what they are. Humankinds operative CPU dictates that we operate with a reflection of those things contained as an example in Galatians 5:22-23 Fruits of the Spirit. Walking in the Spirit causes us to properly regenerate at a cellular level. An example is the experiment you can do with water or plants. Curse at them and they degenerate. Speak with Love from the heart (Spirit) and they regenerate. I recommend you read a book on Quantum Physics and how we operate at the molecular level. The Intentions Experiment, by Lynn McTaggart, is a good primer however I do not buy into the New Age philosophy of the writer. I am a Deist and subscribe to a belief the Creator is sovereign and knowable with a personal relationship for us but we are at the same time given freedom.

        If you walk in the Spirit you can hear and see Reptiles with out a problem. People like David Ikie have a different thought pattern about them but you will have to go to his web site. I am just referring to the behavior pattern.

      • Claire

        Carole Howell–You got it.

      • Judy Lyford

        One way to tell a true Christian from a phony is to read and follow the words of the Apostle Paul. He says to read the scriptures for the truth. There were false prophets then, and now there are many more. Be careful which pastor you believe–check out the facts.

      • Wayne

        By the way they have lived their lives in the past. I know this is hard to do, but we have to investigate these politicians, and not take their word. If the Republican and Democrat party would thoroughly vet these candidates, this would be a major help. That is the only way I know how you could do it. Obama came out of the wood work, and hardly anyone knew him, but he had enough hot air to convince them to vote for me and I will save you. He said he would fundamentally change this nation, and boy, it is not a good change either. He, like Hitler, had enough hot air to get the inbeciles to vote for him. I don’t vote on a person hot air, I vote on his past record. I saw right through Obama. He certainly did not get my vote, and never will.

  • Jim H.

    It’s sad that we don’t have candidates we feel like we are voting FOR, that the reason they got our vote is we are against their opponent. Even the ads seem to be to point out their opponents faults than their plus’s. I would like to see an ad that say’s vote for me because this is the right thing I’m going to do for the people who voted me in, instead we get vote for me because I’m not as rotten as the other guy.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Jim H… You said it well. their jobs. Slinging crap at each other in a campaign is a lousy way to run a campaign. The blame game is the mantra of the current administration, which is another crummy way to campaign and lead. I hate that we are forced to vote for the lesser of two evils. I hope by the time the next presidential election comes around that we will have candidates that we can be proud to vote for and not settle for because they really are not the person we would like to see running.

      • DaveH

        We are not forced to vote for the lesser of two evils, Robin. We do that to ourselves by buying into the “don’t split the vote” mantra.
        So what if the Democrats won a few elections due to “splitting the vote”? At least then people could see first hand what the Democrat solutions would buy us. As an example, look at how many people have been mobilized by Obama’s radical agenda. Would that have been the case had McCain been elected? Probably not. We would have just seen the Government continue growing but more under the radar than now.
        We are trapped in this vicious cycle of Government growth that is enabled by people putting up with 4 years of Republicans feigning the ability to protect us from ourselves, then switching over to Democrats feigning the ability to protect us from failure. Very few people have a clear picture of who in Government really caused what economic calamities, because we switch parties too fast to really get a sense of who is to blame.
        The leaders in both major Political Parties love this. They make their fancy livings off the backs of the confused citizens. Do they really want peace and tranquility which would eliminate our perceived need for them?

        • Carole Howell

          DaveH

          Matters little who you vote for if they are all bought and paid for and owned by Big Business. Got to prevent that before there will be any changes anywhere.

          • DaveH

            The best we can do Carole is to vote for less Government. As Government Grows, Corruption Flows.
            Without the backing of Government Force, the Corporations would have no teeth.

      • Wayne

        You are right Robin. A candidate should be able to run on his own merits instead of tearing down his opponents character. I never pay any attention to any of these lies they tell on each other. When they do say something about their opponent, they should be able to back it up or be sued.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Wayne,
          In most cases if it is a lie they will be sued. Of course there is the train of thought that I’m not gonna give it any substance by making a statement on it. Myself, if I was truly slandered, I would spend my last dollar to make the person retract their false statement. All you truly have anymore is your name and reputation!!

    • Bruce D.

      Welcome to the real world Jim H. The only way to stop that is to have both parties have primaries where canidates really offer something different and you make your choses there. The Tea Party was able to do that to a small degree. There are a certain amount of people that are going to vote for the party no matter who it is. The best chance for change is in the Democrat and Republican primaries. Try to get your canidate in there. Do not just vote for the incumbent because you think he has the best chance of winning. Both parties take a risk doing this but it is a risk worth taking.

      • Jim H.

        Bruce D. In our county, 20% of the registered voters , voted in the mid-term primary. I agree with you about the importance of the primary vote.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Jim H,
          Are you from the north east Ohio area?? A guy here in Cleveland by the name of Trivissono Used that very same phrase, vote for me I’m not as rotton as the other guy!! I cracked up when I heard it, then I had a thought. The guy that said that would at least be partially telling the truth!!! That’s more than most of the ones we get do!! Every breath some of them take is a lie!!!

          • Jim H.

            Hi Joe, I’m from 40 miles west of Chicago, where that would be a valid slogan. I didn’t know someone really used it, I was just being facetious. I guess warped minds think alike.

    • DaveH

      Jim,
      This one phrase from your comment says it all “I’m going to do for the people who voted me in”. That is where it’s all gone wrong. The Government is supposed to protect us from the force of others. That is all. They are not supposed to do anything else “for” us. We are supposed to do for ourselves in this once great country. That is what freedom is all about. No group of Leaders knows what is best for each and every citizen. Only the individuals know what makes them happy. The one-size-fits-all approach to happiness offered by Government is doomed to failure from the start.
      The evidence is right in front of our faces. When have you last seen a contented population? No matter who is in office, a large portion of the population is upset with them.
      On top of that, can we honestly expect a politician to take care of us when we won’t even make the effort to take care of ourselves? That would be doing some major hoping and dreaming.
      The best shot we have at happiness is for the Government to get out of our personal lives and out of the marketplace. Their role should be limited to protecting us from the force of others and maybe a few other things like coining our currency (but very few other things).
      A good example is public education. The Liberals don’t want their children indoctrinated with religion, and an equally large portion of citizens want their children exposed to religious values. How can we solve this? Simply by letting parents choose where to send their kids to school. Then most of the parents could be happy. But Simple doesn’t employ all those busybody Government bureaucrats that make a living off the turmoil.

      • Jeep

        I would hope that everyone would reread this comment by DaveH. It is a masterful and succinct note on the proper role of govt and, more importantly, how “the people” should view govt responsibility. BTW keep in mind that our politicians are supposed to be “the people” as well. Ask any potential politician one question before giving your support. Ask them to define govt’s role. If the answer is to provide anything other than protection, then maybe you should look elsewhere.

      • sylviam

        I agree with most on this site but not on everything. Thats called *thinking for ones self* and *learning* There is a book out get it and READ it. I will make you SICK, SCARE you, and ENLIGHTEN you, as to the MAIN PURPOSE, of what OBAMA and his cohorts are up to. You will learn what it is that you are opposed to to the highest degree. That is if you are an intellegent and religous or just spiritual, and it will also give you the ammunition you need to choose whom you will vot for or against. Because with with these people, they don’t believe in God at all it is SATAN, that is their hero. They refer to him as the first REBEL, and thats where this book was shaped after. It is called *RULES FOR REVOLUTION* by Davis Horowitz. PLEASE read then grab The bible and hold on for dear life. GOD BLESS AMERICA

      • Jim H.

        Dave I wrote that at 5:00 this morning so it was just worded poorly. What I should have wrote was ” I’ll work for what is beneficial to the voters and not a party’s agenda”. When you speak of the role of government, the role of federal is different than the role of state. My post is about candidates at all levels.

        • DaveH

          No, Jim, I did mean Government at any level. I’m not just talking about Constitutional Limits. We need to end the Nanny State at all levels.

          • Jim H.

            Hi DaveH, As much as you and I agree about the detriment of the nanny state, or as I call it Uncle Big Government at all levels it took a while for it to get where it’s at and will take time and a lot of effort to reverse it. We did get side tracked from my original point of I would find it refreshing to vote FOR some one, who uses positive ads. I’m tired of voting for the one who’s not as bad. The fact that people are fund raising on the platform of I’m a vote against So& So says a lot about how low things have gotten.

      • Carole Howell

        DaveH

        A person’s religion is a very private thing and should not be taught in a public school. Even in the Christian faith, certain churches have different beliefs, the public schools could not preach to all.

        And if they could, this country has people of all faiths, and in this country we have freedom of religion, and no government agency can favor one over another.

        Public school is to teach, reading, writing, math, Language, Science and History. In my history class in 11th grade we did for a short while learn the basics of all the world’s major religions. That was appropriate. But to single out one and teach it would be wrong.

        I do not want anyone choosing a religion for my great grand children (I am a gt grandmother) I want them free to choose their own, thank you very much.

        • Sheldon

          Carole… I totally agree with most of your post… except the last line. It’s a wonderful sentiment, but most children don’t get to choose their religion. Most children are raised in the religion of their parents. Call it convenience, tradition or in some cases, indoctrination. In my experience, I know of very few children that are free to choose a religion and few adults that have renounced the religion of their childhood. But I like the tolerance and open-mindedness behind your post. Your grandkids are lucky.

          • Sheldon

            Sorry Carole… one slight correction… I agree with the most important part of the last line of your post… I want our children free and to live in freedom.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Sheldon,
            My children were free to choose what religeon they wanted to join. I was forced to go to church every Sunday and I rebelled when I became an adult. I have come back to the Christian beliefs when I felt a longing. Since I came back to ask the Lord into my heart, that longing left me.

        • DaveH

          Did you not read my comment, Carole? There should be no public schools. The Government should simply provide the vouchers and let people send their kids to the schools of their choice. You could send your kids to non-religious schools. The religious people could send their kids to religious schools. It’s as simple as that.

        • Wayne

          Carole, this country was founded on the Christian Principles. Why hide it? Like I posted earlier, the framers of the Comstitution and the folks who wrote our Declaration of Independence was not ashamed of their regious faith. However, I agree, it should never be an influence in the way we do our job, or how we treat others. I will report a website that I have put on this forum twice earlier, please listen to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfEdJNn15E

    • Lewis Munn

      “Of two evils, vote for neither”!!

      Look for a 3rd or 4th or 5th party candidate you can support because of his/her goodness and world viewpoint, and vote for them, and you can even recommend them to undecided voters.

      A vote for a good candidate is not lost, for as you tell others how you voted for an honest, good, intelligent person, as opposed to the usual DemoPublicn fare, they will remember there IS a way to encourage good people to get into politics.

  • DJ Fisher

    In California we have bad and worse to vote for. They are throwing Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman at us. We are not amused. There is a stand out within all of the “also rans”. I’m voting for Chelene Nightingale. She is the only hard core Constitutional candidate. She is also one of us and not some plant by the global elite. We need to get ALL of the patriots in California behind her and fast.
    http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/

    • Bruce D.

      It is foolish to vote for a third party canidate. If your canidate cannot win in the primary he cannot win in the general election. The battle has to be in the primary or you are just throwing your vote away. That goes double in California. Joe Liberman was an exception but he was also an incumbant at the time.

      • Larry

        Bruce,
        It really gets me upset when people say that you are wasting your vote on a third party candidate. If you know anything about history, then you know that Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican President – prior to Abe, it was the Democrats and the Whigs. When voters got fed up enough with the tyranny and corruption of the Whigs, they created a new party to replace them. If the conservative side of the country feels as though they are not being represented by the Republican Party, then we can, and should, replace it with one that will, be that the Tea Party or whatever. The better candidate, even though he or she may not be the perfect candidate, is always the obvious choice over the worse candidate. Just in case you have forgotten, George Bush was not a candidate in the last election, so how could anyone with any sense at all vote against him?

        Unless they are doing their job and defending the constitution, we all should vote against incumbents this year. It is the only way we can take back our country.
        Come election day, we all need to vote against the

        • Harold Olsen

          A vote is only wasted when you vote for someone whom you do not believe in. If you vote for someone you believe in, even if they haven’t got a chance in hell of winning, your vote is not wasted. Here in Washington State, for Senate, I have a choice between Patty Murray and Dino Rossi and I’m not voting for either of them. Clark Didier was the other Republican in the primary and he lost and will not be on the ballot but I’m planning on voting for him anyway. For Congress, no Republicans ran so it will be Baghdad Jim McDermott against another Democrat (we have a top two rule here. McDermott, most likely, will get reelected. I won’t be voting in that race.

        • Bruce D.

          I understand what you are saying Larry and it is a valid point. You did have to go back a long way to pull Abraham Lincoln out of the hat. Although from the North I though Lincoln to be one of the worst Presidents ever. Under his watch Americans fought Americans. He created the 1st Executive order which put him in a condition of treason against the Constitution. He also sent the military into the northern states. He demanded the states rewrite parts of their Constitution to comply with the Feds takeover of all the States.

          • Lewis Munn

            Lincoln kept the USA from being two backwater small weak nations.

          • Viktor Leben

            Hi everyone !

            I’m going to waste my vote on the Libertarian Party …

            If there is no Libertarian candidate then I vote Constitution Party,

            If that doesn’t work I ask for the write in candidates , I write in the person who is last on the list …..

            I just do not want to vote for the DemoPublican Party ….

            So I guess I’m voting against the Democrats and Republicans !!

            Why don’t all of you waste your vote with me ?

      • Bob

        Bruce Nothing will change if people think like you. The Dems and Reps are one and the same.

        • Bruce D.

          I disagree. You have to build coalitions to change things. Reread my blog on taking the fight to the primary. You have to change the party at the primary level. I believe voting for a third party canidate is the same as admitting defeat and you lose any chance of taking back the country. I think for you Libertarians out there Ron Paul would agree with me or he and his son would have ran as Libertarians and not Republicans. You may be a purist and not be able to see the big picture. You may want to take down Sarah Palin because she does not think exactly the way you do but you are just shooting yourself in the foot.

          • DaveH

            No, one is shooting himself in the foot if one votes for somebody who doesn’t really represent the best choice just because he is perceived to have a better chance of winning.

            With or without you Bruce, the Libertarians are coming. It would be better if it was with you:
            http://mises.org/daily/4693

      • DaveH

        What is foolish, Bruce, is to vote for the lesser of two evils, which is still just ‘evil’.
        We can never expect to get this country back to the Freedom that our Founders envisioned by voting that way. We have several good examples of that. Scott Brown is one. Do you really think he is going to be instrumental is shrinking the size of Government? McCain is another. Do you really think McCain is going to be instrumental in shrinking the size of Government? How do we ever get back to Freedom voting that way?
        My solution is to vote for the only party that really understands the wisdom of the Limited Government that our Founders did their best to guarantee. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees against apathetic voters. Our ancestors and we have dropped the ball by putting our heads in the sand and hoping and dreaming that all would go well.
        For real freedom, not just what pleases you or me, but the freedom to control our own bodies and legally acquired property, and the freedom to make our own marketplace choices, and the freedom to not be forced into servitude for those who won’t take care of themselves, there is really only one choice – Vote Libertarian.
        http://libertarianparty.org/platform

        We believe that it is theft to take the money of others, whether it is done by 1 person, or 10 people, or 300 million people. We believe it is murder to take the lives of others (other than in self-defense), whether it is done by one person, or with the support of 100 million people. We expect Government to adhere to the same moral codes that we expect any other individuals to adhere to.

        • steve

          Dave, while I too have Libertarian leanings, They unfortunately do not have a chance yet. We must first eradicate the demonrats, then we can work on the republicans. This is why the primaries are so important it is the best opportunity to vote for the BEST person. For now vote a straight republican ticket and rid this country of pelosi and reid. This will neuter obama and we can start working toward 2012.

          • Carole Howell

            steve,
            What? You think Libertarian politicians cannot also be bought like all the rest?

            Most of you are deluded, you actually think it is a party problem. OUR SYSTEM HAS BEEN CORRUPTED, Big Business and special interests run our government behind closed doors they do their business, meanwhile the People’s business is shelved.

            It will never matter who you elect until we have publicly financed elections. Don’t you know that by now.

            Our system is corrupted and that is why this once great nation has fallen so for behind in every sector where we once led. That is why, we who once had the highest standard of living in the world, now has fallen so low.

            STANDARD OF LIVING WORLD STATS, the revealing measurement

            The U.S. ranks 4th in GDP, yet it is 92nd in distribution of wealth—UN measurement. In other words the top 5% live the best of all nations, and the bottom 25% live worse than in countries such as Greece. This disparity explains why the U.S. with the most expensive medical system is counted as 37th as to quality of care by the World Health Organization. Instead of addressing this disparity, both parties have been handing out tax breaks to the top 5% and corporations. Without election-founding reform, we can expect this trend to continue. WAKE UP AMERICAN PEOPLE—the politicians are serving BIG BUSINESS!

          • DaveH

            Surely you jest, Carole? Public Financing? You think that would be fair and efficient use of our money? Election Funding controlled by Government? You would have the Fox guard your Henhouse? Keep in mind that you are not talking to ignorant Liberals here.

        • Bruce D.

          Scott Brown will prove to be an asset sometime down the road at some level if enough conservatives can be elected to influence the party and the agenda. There are certain states like California and Massachutts where people are not going to buy into self reliance overnight. They are blue states because they are socialist states. A Sharon Angle would never be elected in either state.

          • DaveH

            Scott Brown is a RINO.
            He broke ranks with the Republicans to pass H.R. 4173. Don’t let the sweet-sounding name of this bill fool you. It is simply more Government intrusion into the marketplace.
            http://hotair.com/archives/2010/05/01/why-does-the-wall-street-regulation-overhaul-give-ftc-authority-over-the-internet/

            If you think people like Scott Brown are going to slow the growth of Big Government, think again.

          • Bruce D.

            DaveH, you are missing the pioint. Reread my blog.

          • DaveH

            No, Bruce, I am not missing your point. I don’t know how old you are, but I lived through the same kind of misguided thinking back when Jimmy Carter trashed our economy. I heard all the same crap about sticking with Republicans, don’t split the vote, etc. 30 years ago.
            As it turns out we did get lucky with Reagan who was really a Libertarian at heart. But with all his good intentions, he really wasn’t able to accomplish a lot because he had all his don’t-split-the-vote Republican Congressmen hanging all over him like a ball and chain. If we continue to vote for the lesser of two evils, we will continue to see our Freedom eroded.

          • Bruce D.

            No Dave H you are completely missing the point. No Libertarian would have ever been elected in Massachusetts. A vote for a Libertarian there is the same as a vote for the Democrats. You can build a coalition with Scott Brown if you get enough conservatives to control the agenda in the Senate. To allow another Ted Kennedy or John Kerry type in that seat by throwing 8% of the vote to the Libertarian canidate would not make sense under any circumstances. If a Libertarian canidate cannot win in the Republican primary he cannot win in the general election.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            bruce D,
            My biggest fear is getting Nobama back for a second term! I ask you, can we AFFORD THAT??? Look at what he has done to us in just two years! Eight years may be a nightmare we never wake up from! There are a great many people that WANT a civil war in their mind. Some of them have never pulled a trigger on a person in their lives and would probably crap their pants if they had to! I HAVE killed in war! I still have nightmares about it! I have reconciled it in my heart and mind that they brought it on themselves, but they still “visit” me from time to time!!! We must keep in mind a civil uprizing is a last resort not an easily taken option! To assure ourselves of this we have to VOTE NOBAMA OUT!!! WE MUST INSURE THAT WE VOTE AWAY HIS SECOND TERM!!!!

          • Bruce D.

            I am with you on that Joe H. It is the Libetarians here that prefer to vote their conscience which is best represented by the Libertarian Party. They feel that is more important than removing Obama and the left from office.

          • DaveH

            Sorry, but I disagree. It was the Republicans that enabled Obama. They have for the last hundred years helped to grow Government ever larger. Without that framework, there would be no way that somebody like Obama could have wreaked the havoc that he is wreaking. The Republicans have offered no clear choice to people that might otherwise have voted for less Government. If Libertarians could take hold for just 8 years, our economy would be so robust, and the people so content that there would be no going back to Socialists for several generations until the people got apathetic and spoiled again and started once again buying the “sugar plums” promises of the Socialists.

          • DaveH

            You guys are unwittingly taking us down the sure path to Socialism. The Republicans will put up their usual Milk-Toast candidates like John McCain who sounds like a staunch Conservative before each new election. And they will keep growing the Government ever-larger.
            Thanks.

    • Mick

      DJ Fisher says:
      September 10, 2010 at 9:13 am
      In California we have bad and worse to vote for. They are throwing Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman at us. We are not amused. There is a stand out within all of the “also rans”. I’m voting for Chelene Nightingale. She is the only hard core Constitutional candidate. She is also one of us and not some plant by the global elite. We need to get ALL of the patriots in California behind her and fast.
      *************************************
      Good luck with that DJ,you’re talking about California !!
      You’re also right about having some of the worse to vote for although being from Nevada we have REID to deal with and right now I am not sure on how this will play out considering our society’s mentality.
      All I know is that I will not contribute to the destruction of our country by voting for Reid, he is absolute poison………..

      • Ruby

        The problem in California is the state legislature. If we don’t vote them out and replace them with true conservatives, it doesn’t do any good to get a conservative governor in there. At all levels of government, the head of state (i.e., President, governor, mayor), doesn’t have full powers to rule. And, it’s a good thing they don’t.

        Here in CA, Schwarzenneger had the right intentions, but when you’re handcuffed by all the liberals in congress, it’s a losing battle. He caved, for which I’m quite disappointed…I had such hopes.

        Anyway…I’m definitely NOT voting for Jerry Brown. If Meg wins, I hope she has a plan to win over the liberal congress, and reign in spending.

        I, for one, am sick and tired of the overburdening taxes in our state. The craziness of the Valley that Hope forgot (central valley), where there was 40% unemployment last summer, and consequently homelessness and starvation among the unemployed. Typical leftist, environmentalist mentality of placing a higher priority to a 2″ fish over 10′s of thousands of fellow human beings.

        IT’S CRAZY HERE!!!!!!

        • Carole Howell

          When Jerry Brown was governor of California, he pulled the state out of bankruptcy state Ronnie Reagan put it into, remember?

          I do not live in the great state of California any longer, but if I did I would vote for the tried and true, Jerry Brown was very good for California before and he would be again. His record with very good.

          California as a state has the largest economy in the country and Jerry Brown pulled it out of bankruptcy, I wanted him for president instead of Clinton.

          What he did before, he could do again. Think about it.

          • JeffH

            Carole Howell, no offense meant but you are either out of touch with California politics or totally delerious. Brown is a died in the wool progressive, SEIU backed liberal whose idea of fiscal responsibility is to let someone besides himself pay for lunch.
            As a state attorney general he is considered the worst, that is #50 out of 50. He supports Obamacare, big government and government entitlements. Brown supports illegal immigration, which includes amnesty and legalization of sanctuary cities but would deny driver’s licenses to California’s estimated 3 million illegal immigrants.

            I’m just hope you can’t vote in California. It’s time to start cleaning up this mess.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Carole,
            did you not read my post to you the other night?? The freedom foundation says that if California had simply kept their rate of spending increase to that of inflation in the last ten years, California would have a balanced budget with a surplus!! Doesn’t sound like Reagan caused ANYTHING IN California’s deficit!!!

          • Bob

            Carole How Brown did it is the question.

          • Carol J, California

            Where on earth do you get your info??? Jerry Brown’s father, Pat Brown, left office with a $194 million deficit. At the end of Ronald Reagan’s 2 terms, there was a $550 millions surplus. Edmund G (Jerry) Brown Jr. then increased the surplus during his term.

      • Lewis Munn

        Anyone held up a Crucifix before Reid and Pelosi to see if they are really human?

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Lewis,
          See the picture at the top of the page!!!!

    • marvin

      only fly in that is most times the third party will take vots from the repub and brown will win like fla crist is running as a ind and will help the dem,sad but true,i know you don,t want my advice but don,t vote a third party or you will get brown

      • Bruce D.

        Marvin you are absolutely right. People need to take the fight to the primary. The third party idea is a defeatest attitude. There is no better time than now to exert influence over the republican party. I think it can be done if everyone gets on the same page and stop thinking about splinter groups. If it can’t be done then vote for whoever you want to because then it truely won’t matter.

        • Lewis Munn

          The Republicans originated as a 3rd part, I believe in Jackson, Michigan, and look at the bloated behemouth they are now!

          A lot of people have fallen for the idea that you must vote for the DemoPublicans, or your vote is “lost”.

          It is a scheme from the major Party to keep competition out! Especially honest competition!

          The major party has convinced the voters that you have two ways to go to Hell…a red handbasket or a blue one. Not all minor parties are good, but IF voters voted for the good people in minor parties, it would make a difference, and as more voters voted for the honest and sincere and America-loving candidates, things would change.

          • Bruce D.

            It just doesn’t work that way in the real world. It only works that way in theory. If you cannot get your canidate to win in the primary he is not going to win in the general. Charlie Criss is trying that now for as a liberal. He is only splitting the vote. In the real world there are a certain amount of people who vote democrat or republican no matter who the canidate is. People who want to change the country need that vote and the vote of people of good conscience together. You are saying we should all be of good conscience. That would be nice Lewis and I hope one day your dream comes true. But right now it is just a dream. You have to build coalition in politics. It took me a long time to warm up to Ron Paul. Take his lead and try to effect change from within.

  • HFlashman

    I will be examining the voting record. The Party of ‘
    No’ will get what they ask for. A NO vote.

    Playing politics with issues of national importance by opposing anything and everything. As a hard and unrelenting policy, the GO is proposing nothing new,nothing innovative, nothing. They are promising to support the elite and wealthy and screw the Average American…OK, they will get what they ask for. A NO vote.

    • Maggie

      HFlashman, you’ve got that a little backwards. The dems are forcing socialism on us and socialism is nothing new. It has failed miserably everywhere it’s been tried. In effect, their proposed form of government supports the elite and wealthy at the expense of the “little guy”. Right now, the only chance we have to save our republic, is for our representatives to vote “against” the programs that are clearly socialism. They’re throwing them at us at an alarming rate and the only thing that can be done is to continue voting against. In actuality, it is the dems who are “screwing the average American”. Please wake up.

      • Bruce D.

        Good answer Maggie. For some reason HFlashman will never be able to understand that socialism is a far worst enemy of the middle class than people who have work hard to accumulate wealth. Nothing gets through to him.

        • DaveH

          Flashman is just one of many Liberals that thinks they should be able to force their life choices on the rest of us.

      • HFlashman

        Jeesh…another ‘socialist’ tagger. Wake up.

        • DaveH

          If you advocate Government ownership of the Corporations, you are a Socialist. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t yet accomplished your goals.

      • Claire

        I am going to have to put in my thoughts. Democrats? Republicans? To me, I wouldn’t give a plugged nickel for any politician from these two parties. The problems America has at this time has been caused by both parties. America’s problems are not one-sided. They never have been. All administrations have had a hand in this chaos. Neither party will rid themselves of pork, the lobbyists, the backroom dealings, they all thrive on the “scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” syndrome. They all kowtow to the coporations, the banks, Wall Street, the big moneymakers. After all, who helps to get them elected and re-elected? America needs a “change” alright. A change from all this corruption and dishonesty.

        • Carole Howell

          It is not a party problem.

      • Karolyn

        I believe you’re wrong about socialism failing everywhere. The Germans, Swedes and Dutch are very happy people and overall live quite well.

        • Bruce D.

          I think there is some truth in what you are saying Karolyn. The French have had a hard time maintaining that system though and are being force back into a work ethic. In our country we have a lot of people who do not have much of a work ethic and are also not sincere about getting a good education. They go on the dole at a very early age. I have a German friend who retired at 55 from as a University professor. His wife died and he will not remarry as he would lose her pension if he did. Working for government gives him a lofty pension for the next 30 years. The people who work for government in Germany make quite a bit more in pension and get better healthcare service. In socialize systems people who work for government come way out on top. The same in this country. We will see what happens in these countries. You work 30 years and live 3o years off others. It may come to an end soon. Inflating debt with a paper currency has helped all these governments do this. I wonder how much longer they can keep that house of cards going.

        • Bruce D.

          I might add Karolyn that Germany have allow quite a few Muslims into their country who refuse the German culture, work ethic, and education ethic. At some point society starts to decline when people of a good work ethic realize a lot of their labor supports those who only wish to take advantage of the system. Also in America we have another problem. We spend a lot of money on defense of these countries. There are 50,000 American troups in Germany that could be defending our southern border. 100,000 troups in Japan. While many foreigners may complain about America we are the first ones they come to for help. We helped to bail out Greece with 100 million dollar loan and it is unlikely it will be paid back. There are many countries that we forgive the debt as we have done in Mexico. Most countries we just give money to. We are in a situation where hard working Americans are supporting these social systems in other countries. Both parties seem to support social welfare for the world. How much is Sweeden burdened with that. Very little. How much do they spend on defense? How much do they rely on NATO for their defense. How much does NATO rely on the USA for their defense???? When will the money well run dry for the USA? How much longer can the USA inflate their way out of debt at the expensive of the elderly and others on fixed incomes. Obama feels he can run the public debt up to 20 trillion. Many others feel the system will collapse and these other socialized countries will collapse with it.

          • Karolyn

            I do agree with some of what you have said. Unfortunately, it is what it is; and I don’t think any of us have the answers. I still believe that we are in this position just because the progression of time has brought us here. As far as the military in Germany, I do believe they are phasing that out, are they not? I know my friend’s son was sent back here after 8 yeas there. He married a German girl and doesn’t want to stay here. He loves Germany.

        • Bruce D.

          Karoylyn I believe Germany is phasing out their nuclear program as those weapons are all obsolete. I have heard nothing of them phasing out the military.

          • Karolyn

            I’m talking about the American military.

          • Bruce D.

            Rumsfeld wanted to remove troups from Germany to create a leaner and less expensive military under Bush. It is difficult to find up to date data on it. Aparently people want to study the impact and idea of it for years. Obama should just pull them out period. He has the authority to do it without congressional approval. That should be something the left should want but when they have the oportunity to do it they don’t. The same with the Patriot Act. They complained and complained about it under Bush but when it came time to renew it the left no longer seemed to have a problem with it.

        • Bruce D.

          HAVANA — “Fidel Castro told a visiting American journalist that Cuba’s communist economic model doesn’t work, a rare comment on domestic affairs from a man who has conspicuously steered clear of local issues since stepping down four years ago.”

          “Raul Castro and others have instituted a series of limited economic reforms, and have warned Cubans that they need to start working harder and expecting less from the government. But the president has also made it clear he has no desire to depart from Cuba’s socialist system or embrace capitalism.”

          Really American socialism is already failing as evidence by our 13 trillion dollar debt and it isn’t even in full bloom yet. 20 trillion by 2010.

          • Bruce D.

            I mean 20 trillion by 2020. I think I saw figures the interest of the debt would be 800 billion a year by 2020 but I am not sure.

    • John Woodbury

      Hey Halfflashman, the real Republicans listened to the people and voted no to health care. And even though our wonderful President rails against the Republicans, the truth is he does not need one Republican vote if the Democrats stick together and vote as a block. I do not know what part of total control he does not understand; unfortunately, for us we are finding out what he does understand, reading a TelePrompTer. No matter if it is a major policy speech or talking to first graders, he got the TelePrompTer with him. Without it, well lets just say he never goes to far with out it. But you go on keep drinking the Obama-aid writing liberal talking points.

    • Mick

      HFlashman says:
      September 10, 2010 at 9:34 am
      I will be examining the voting record. The Party of ‘
      No’ will get what they ask for. A NO vote.

      Playing politics with issues of national importance by opposing anything and everything. As a hard and unrelenting policy, the GO is proposing nothing new,nothing innovative, nothing. They are promising to support the elite and wealthy and screw the Average American…OK, they will get what they ask for. A NO vote.
      *********************************************
      HFlashman,,,Just take a close look at what the party of everything goes has brought to our country, it comes a time to say NO.
      No to illegals
      No to preferences for people out to harm us.
      No to Taxes to support the laze.
      No to more rights for criminals.
      There are so many NO’s to be implemented to the Liberal agenda that it will take decades to reestablish the status America once had if ever considering our society’s good mentality has flown the coop…………

      • Carole Howell

        Mick,
        What is the liberal agenda? State what it is, cause we are all made up of the liberal and the conservative. If any of us were all one way they portion would be legally declared insane.

        I lean more to the left than I do to the right, but I am against illegals flooding this country. I am not a racist, I am a realist. If they are allowed to come in illegally, we are not safe. So is that a liberal idea or a conservative one.

        No other country allows this, none but ours.

        Please stop with the liberal vs the conservative dividing our nation, we need both wings to fly straight. They check and balance each other.

        The people of this nation need to unite to have the strength to solve our problems. Other wise we go down the tubes.

        • Karolyn

          Good post Carole. There has to be some give-and-take; and therein lies the problem. Too many people see things as either black or white, “my” way vs. “your” way and refuse to even listen to the other guy. A few open minds and more thought would go a long way in helping this country be what it can be.

    • Craig

      God you are clueless.

    • marvin

      HFlashman that is party of KNOW flashless,after the hear nothing see nothing, don,t tell me what to do, i am incharge, i am the servent of the master obama and the liberals know whats best not the voters,get a life flashless

    • alpha-lemming

      Wanna know what my favorite word in the politcal lexicon is???

      GRIDLOCK!! Both parties are horrible and when DC gets involved (in NON-constitutionally granted pwoers) NOTHING IS better than ANYTHING these bandits create. I’m willing to listen…. please cite ANY government program that:

      1) Wasn’t a response to a problem CAUSED by government in the first place (every depression in the last century, dotcom/housing bubbles etc.)?

      2) Actually SOLVED the problem (war on poverty/drugs/terrorism etc.)?

      3) Came in at even CLOSE to budget, never mind UNDER budget (SSI, medi-care/aid etc.)?

      4) Ever goes away (we’re still paying interest on the “War of 1812″)?

      I’m waiting.??!!??

    • 2WarAbnVet

      It really isn’t “The Party of NO!” it is, or should be, “The Party of NO Socialism!”

      I admit that as long as they support PWOPs (Politicians Without Principles” like John McCain they’ll never halt the dissolution of America.

      • Carole Howell

        2WarAbnVet,

        Haven’t you noticed we are a country made up of both the socialist and the capitalist system, just like most others.

        Socialism is not a bad word people. Do you really want to privatize everything.

        Right now in some states it is against the law to collect rain water, why, because of privately own water companies who claim they own every drop.

        Educate yourself.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      HFlashman… Just like you to always give us a good laugh. I know you can’t be serious.

      I was a dem once, but I grew up and read about the candidates and the parties and realized that my parents were clueless about politics. They are both gone now, but I am sure my father who was a WWII vet would be very distressed to see what is happening to the United States. And because he was so much a dyed in the wool dem, it probably would have been impossible to change his party affiliation after all these years, but I know he wouldn’t like seeing our country being led in the direction it is going. It’s too bad that the parties have become so muddled. If we could only separate the right from the wrong!

      • Don

        Robin, to that part of separating the right from the wrong i think oblalmamama has already done that

      • HFlashman

        Easy enough to trace where the decline began. 1981. Think about that. your parents and that generation created what Raygun and his ilk attacked and Shrub destroyed. ya proud of that?

        • Jeep

          What are you taking about? The “decline” started in 1981? I guess you are not old enough to remember the rampant inflation, the devaluing of the dollar on world markets, long gas lines, rising unemployment, etc. from the ’70′s. Perhaps your selective perceptions are in need of a serious rewrite? Oh, yeah, you are already rewriting history…

      • Carole Howell

        Robin what party to you follow now, the new NeoCon party?

    • http://naver samurai

      What about the dems screwing the average American, by taking their hard earned money and spending it on this unconstitutional welfare state of ours? Remember, the average American has to work for the first 6 months to pay for welfare programs and handouts to foreign nationals, NEVER AUTHORIZED under the Constitution. What about that, hmmm? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Carole Howell

        samurai,
        What welfare state, where do you get your figures and how do they break down.

        Cause this country spends more in the military and arms sector than it does on any welfare plan.

        • Karolyn

          You’ve got that right. War is big business. Can you imagine how well we’d be doing if we had all the money spent on other people’s wars?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Karolyn,
            That very same thing could be said about the second and third generation welfare families we have out there as well!! For example, do you remember when the switch over to color tvs took place in the late 50s early 60s?? We had a family down the street from us that were on welfare and the welfare people stated that her children were “underpriveledged because they had to watch a black and white tv and bought them a color tv!!! True FACT!!!I remember it well, because we had bought our first color set the fall of the year before!!

          • Karolyn

            The fact is that people hear more about the users and abusers than the people who honestly need assistance.

    • Bruce D.

      HFlashman, are you copying and pasting. It seems like you are saying the same thing over and over again.

    • Marlene

      Flashman calls the “Republicans the Party of No” because ‘The Great Brainwwasher, Obama’ says it’s so. What about The”Cut Spending Now” package that Republicans presented to the Democrats. It contains useful, const-cutting, sensible suggestions to trim 1.3 TRILLION dollars from the ‘mess’ we’re in that the Libs blame on us? The Liberals won’t even look at it it and consider it. Who is the Party Of NO? Who shut Republicans out of policy meetings? Flashman’s very own Obama. So much for bipartisan-ship. The Republicans are taking the dilemna the voters are in financially and employment-wise when they say ‘no’. The Libs just want to add more and more to the debt, breaking the voters’ backs so Obama can push his Socialist agenda faster. This has gone too far and too fast and voting out the Obama backside kissers on Nov. 2 is the only hope we have to put our country back on track to staying the greatest country on earth.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Marlene,
        Even worse! The libbies and Nobama passed a bill that said you had to cut before you could spend! Did they follow it??? HELL NO!!!

    • Lewis Munn

      Then vote for the Party of Know…the one that knows what is morally correct, and supports it. You can’t lose by voting for the good…the party of KNOW!!

      • Karolyn

        Actually, you should be saying vote for NO party because it doesn’t matter what the party is. We should just vote for individuals that meet our criteria no matter what their party.

      • Christin

        I like that Lewis M,

        “The Party of Know”… they are the party that KNOWS to follow the Constitution and NOT the Socialist agenda.

        Great one!

  • http://http/aol.com john littlefield

    i am going to kick out dems here i told my represtive you vote for that healthcare bill i am voting you out.

    • Palin12

      Right on, John! Exactly the same thing that I told to Dina Titus (D-NV). She’ll never amount to more than a one-term 2 year Rep.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Palin12,
        I told the same thing to Steven LaTourette (R) of Ohio and our illustrious (?) Governor if he supported it I would do the same thing with him!!

    • Carole Howell

      John littlefield, I voted for Obama and yes I am disappointed and no I am not for this Health Care Bill, it is exactly what Hillary wanted and he was against it while running. It is nothing but another Bush type give away to big Pharma and the Health Care for profit corporations and will hurt us much more than help us.

      • Lewis Munn

        Try to handle the new healthcare, when the government takes part of your SS away so all the illegals and ne’er-do-wells get all their free benefits, while you have problems getting meds and food too!

        ‘Taint fun and ‘taint funny.

  • Don Weir

    I feel that we should take ALL the politians from D.C. and put them in a boat-push them into the middle of the Atlantic AND PULL THE PLUG!!!!!
    with NO lifejackets
    AMEN!!!!!!

  • john

    What needs to change in order for this to stop is term limits on senate and congress…only 2-4yr terms and then out and back into the real world with the rest of us…when you can make a lifelong career of this you gain to much power,influence and corruption.This govt. and both parties are no longer for the people by the people,,it is now for the corporations and kickbacks,by the corps and kickbacks..it’s time to kick them back into the real world and re-establish the govt. our Founding Fathers established.Also re-educate your children from the leftist,limp wristed liberal pap they push on them in schools and universities…and turn back to God whatever your faith is..if you don’t believe at least lead by example morally and ethically.Turn off the tv and the hollowwood(hollywood)garbage that distracts and be alert.

    • DaveH

      John, that will change little. Then we would have many more lame-duck Congressmen who would care even less whether or not the voters are happy.
      There is no substitute for educating the voter. The first thing we need to do, in fact, is to take back the education of our youth from the Liberals. They have succeeded for decades in dumbing down our children. And they are our future voters. I’m not talking about indoctrination like the Liberals have done, but truly educating our children in all aspects of life. Then they will be better equipped to make intelligent choices in life and in politics.

  • john

    We also need to stop voting for the familiar name or face..nepotism needs to stop..no more Kennedys no more Cuomos etc. This needs to begin in small local politics and work it’s way up so that the rug is pulled out from their feet…start by talking politics with neighbors and co-workers in order to inform and educate the ignorant…unfortunately our school systems have done a great job in de-educating and dumbing down the country..and the commie media helps keep everyone in the dark with thei biased one sided view of just about everything

    • az wayne

      Right on, 80% of voters know nothing but the ads they recognize from tv”s. We need campaigns totally changed. One month they get public media to show and quote all they have to say, that’s it. Should be test those that can’t match name to position no vote.

      • DaveH

        Wayne,
        Stiffling information is not the road to Freedom. We need more information, not less. Nobody has to listen to those ads (and mostly they shouldn’t), but censoring them will produce no benefits.

    • DaveH

      And that is why it is so important to keep the Government’s hands off of the Internet. Look beyond the sweet-sounding lies they use in an effort to get control of the Internet. I knew when there was all that angst about the children accessing porn sites what the Government was really trying to do. There are many solutions for parents to control what their kids see and do on the Internet. To let the Government into controlling the Internet based on that or other bogus excuses is akin to Troy letting in the Greek gift of the Trojan Horse.
      We must make a strong stand whenever Government attempts to control this wonderful medium where we can communicate with each other so freely.

    • Karolyn

      You are certainly right about the dumbing down. I am in school at 63 and when I talk to the younger people about voting, they just shrug it off and don’t think it makes a bit of difference if they vote or not. I think the only people here in SC who vote are over 35!

      • Lewis Munn

        “Dumbing down” is happening rapidly.

        My kids got homeschooling, and public schooling, and parochial schooling, and now they complain to me that they have to “dumb down” their speech even in grad school so they can be understood!

        • Karolyn

          I’m amazed at some of these kids in college. We have a really poor education system here in SC, especially in the neighboring county. Some of the kids seem as though they didn’t even graduate junior high! They have no social consciousness, and all they care about is getting in as much texting as they can during and in between classes. I had to sit in between three twenty-somethings discussing cell phones the other day – talk about annoying! I do believe many of them are in it for the money they get from their Pell grants after classes and books are paid for.

  • Dave H. from Florida

    Chip:
    Here are some other ideas. Do you remember the “Blue Dogs” that had their arms twisted into voting for the ObamaCare debacle..? I have one sitting in a seat in my neighboring District (FL 2nd CD), Allen Boyd. He voted against a majority of his constituents and now it’s time to retire him and all the other “Blue Dogs” who followed his lead.
    To that end, I found Governor Patiki’s Revere America ( http://www.revereamerica.org/ ) website that plans to run ads reminding voters in those “special districts” how their representatives voted. Suggest that your readers look into this worthy cause to ensure that every representative that voted against their constituents “pay” for there votes.

    • DaveH

      Very Good, Dave.
      And for those who have the time and energy, here are the websites for the House votes and for the Senate votes:
      For the House votes:
      http://clerk.house.gov/legislative/legvotes.html

      Pick the Congressional Session of your choice (111th, second session being the current Congress) and then see how your representatives voted on various bills and motions. For instance, look up roll call vote #43, H.R. 4061 which allows the Government to get it’s nose into the Internet. Don’t panic, it is still bottled up in the Senate, since it was exposed to the public. But notice that only five brave and good Representatives voted against that Government Trojan Horse. One was Ron Paul (of course). Pick the Roll # on the list to see the vote count. Pick the Issue # to see descriptions of the Bills and Motions.

      • DaveH

        For the Senate Votes:
        http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/a_three_sections_with_teasers/votes.htm
        Look for the Roll Call Tables. This site is a little tougher to navigate than is the House site, but with a little effort you can figure it out.

        • sylviam

          Thank you DaveH, I have been trying to find out where to do just what you have said, & no one could tell me until now. You are true patriot and for that I THANK YOU. GOD BLESS AMERICA

      • Christin

        Great sites Dave H.
        We all need to know how the our congress representatives are voting on the many bills they are tackling. I think many of us would be surprised.
        Thanks for sharing.

  • john

    You’ll know who to vote for…if a celebrity or music star comes out in favor and uses their star power to influence the vote..thats one candidate to not vote for.

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    It’s crucial for the voter to do his homework and see what the candidates support. Personally I will not vote for a Demorat. If someone didn’t change their political affiliation after Clinton and BO. they can be bought and sold. I will not vote for a Rhino, they to lack any sense of conviction and loyalty to the people who put them in office. Both of these groups failed in their oath to uphold Constitution. I will be looking for new, real conservative candidates with plans to put America back on the right track. Here in Pa. we have two such candidates, Mike Kelley for Congress and Pat Toomey for the Senate. I have talked with both of these men and believe them to be true Conservatives with great ideas. It is essential that we get this out of control State and Fed. gvt. under control and remind them that they work for the citizens of this nation and not the other way around.

  • Midlothian TX Resident

    Here in Texas you sometimes cannot tell the difference between Republicans and Democrats. And, the local government, many of whom are registered with the Republican Party, are so far removed with reality…they continue to spend just like the Dems in DC. Until the Republican Party reforms and stops backing the same old corrupt elected officials, true conservatives have nobody to vote for at all.

    • DaveH

      Sure they do. They can vote for the True Conservatives – Libertarians. We don’t tell people how to control their own bodies and property. We don’t allow people to ride on the shoulders of others when they make the wrong choices. We don’t tell people where they can pray or where they can’t pray. We don’t engage in trying to save the world of people from themselves. We understand the kind of Freedom that our Founders envisioned.
      http://libertarianparty.org/platform

      • Lewis Munn

        Way to tell it like it is.

  • Mary Beth

    We need to vote out Jason Altmire in PA’s 4th district. I am not only voting against him, but am voting FOR his opponent Keith Rothfus. Keith is a real conservative and I believe he can do a lot of good. Jason is a real slime ball that sways with the political wind. He really needs to go, but is a losing battle so far. If you can even send Keith $5 please do so. Here is his website: http://www.keithpa4.com/

  • http://Verizon Bud G.

    It doesn’t make any difference if Nancy Pelosi wins because she will have no power after the November elections. Personally, I will enjoy watching her squirming in her seat.

    Mr. Flashman: Playing politics of national importance?; the party of “No”?. You need to get a grip on reality and understand why the Republicans resisted the Democrats initiatives. The underhanded methods by which they passed legislation and telling the American people you will know what is in the bill (Health Care) when it is passed is not the way Congress is intended to work.

    There are a number of Republicans that need to be voted out but as far as I am concerned, every Democrat. Tenure breeds corruption but that is not the entire problem. Do you realize how many Socialist Democrats there are in Congress. Yes, Nancy Pelosi is one,
    Henry Waxman, Barney Frank are just a few and their goal is a Socialist Government. I think this is what you want but the people here in this column and across the country aren’t going to let it happen.

  • joe asaro

    need to put on the ballet a change in the health care for all the want to be rulers of this country. make them pay for there own health care,no more free rides for elected officials.no more flipping the bill for there vacations,no more paying for there transportation and the way of the economy the way of there salaries.then well know how many are there to make a deference.

    • DaveH

      Joe, I agree. And I think we ought to get the Government out of the business of coercing Companies to provide Healthcare Insurance rather than higher salaries. The employees can then use that money to buy the plans (or none) of their choice.
      In fact, we just need to get the Government out of the marketplace altogether and give the power back to the consumers to vote with their wallets about which company succeeds and which company fails.

      • Jeep

        DaveH, get the govt out of business? But, then, how am I supposed to get a fair deal? Who will take care of me? What if I, glub, ummm, fail? You mean let the market decide? God forbid! Take responsibility for myself? Are you crazy?

        Ooops…sorry…I had a liberal moment there. I’m better now…

        • sylviam

          LMFAO, Jeep, don’t you know you were supposed to taste the Kool aid Not swollow. Thank goodness your alright now. Thanks for the laugh tho.GBA

          • http://?? Joe H.

            sylviam,
            He drank,but(hehe) he didn’t swallow. Just like wicked Willie smoked dope but he didn’t inhale!!!! Sure!!!

    • Lewis Munn

      If Ms Pelosi did not spend more on travel each weekend than I get in a year, it would be some help!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Lewis Munn,
        She spends more on BOOZE traveling than you make in a year!!! 20,000 in one month!!!

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    As to the “Party of No” that is the correct answer to BO and companies plans to destroy America. No, No, No, No and No again to BO!!

    • marvin

      the party of know has been saying no no no to odumbo

      • DaveH

        Good one, Marvin.

  • Sandra

    Just remember there are good celebrities in Hollywood that have conservative ideals. You can tell the ones that dont. But, beware of the republicans that are currently in office as well—they need to go too!!! They are too caught up in the “interests groups”. Just pray that all will go as needed for the USA to restore the honor it deserves. Obama is the next one that needs to take a hike !!!

  • newspooner

    We ALWAYS have politicians to vote against here in Taxachusetts. Unfortunately, in the past, most of their “opposition” has been marginally better at best. But this time it is different. As incredible as it might seem, we have at least one excellent candidate in every one of our ten Congressional Districts. In one District alone, any of our four excellent candidates would be easily ranked among the top ten Congressmen in Congress right now.

    In 2008 there were fewer than twenty people trying to get on the Ballot with the result that there were 6 Congressional Districts in which the incumbent socialist Democrat Congressman had no opposition on the Ballot. In two of the other four Districts, there were very good candidates, and ho-hum candidtes in the other two. Of course the media just about totally ignored the Congressional races while playing up the Presidential race even though it was obvious that Juan Peron Obama would win easily. This time it will be a bit harder for them to ignore all the Congressional races. This year there were at least 86 people trying to get on the Ballot in the 10 Districts, with 47 of them succeeding. Of course, this is still Taxachusetts, and we will be lucky if we defeat any of the socialist Democrat incumbents. But this is a backlash year, and hopefully we can get at least a little bit lucky and have at least one or two victories out of the ten.

    Additionally, there are excellent constitutionalist, conservative, and libertarian candidates on the Ballot for many statewide offices and state legislative seats.

    Why not consider vacationing in Taxachusetts in the week before the elections, and help campaign for some of the good people! If you need to buy something, you can slip across the border into New Hampshire and not have to pay a sales tax. Then you can come back into Taxachusetts and help me pass out flyers supporting Ballot Initiative Question 3 to rollback our “temporary (1969), limited (3%)” sales tax from 6.25% to 3%. (We would prefer to roll it back to 0%, but legislative finagling regarding bond guaranties for the infamous “Big Dig” prevent that at the moment.)

    • DaveH

      Good luck, newspooner.

  • slickporsche

    leave a reply??

  • http://PersonalLibertyAlerts John Despard

    I’m sure I’m in the minority among your readers but I will be voting straight Democratic party where it might possibly make a difference and Green or some candidate more liberal where it won’t. We don’t need two years of a do-nothing government. There is little difference between the two major parties, “All politicians are creations of the media and puppets of the rich elite”. But if you are in the bottom 97% of the country the democrats will at least throw us a few bones with meat left on them occasionally, republicans make us work and slave for the barest bone they offer us after their dogs get their fill. Republican majorities in the House and Senate will block every Obama proposal while Obama will likely veto everything they pass. We will get no new judges for two years, no health reform, no unemployment extensions, no bank reform, etc. etc. Our elected representatives are overpaid as it is without paying them for doing nothing for two years. The writer of this article is either in the top 3% or is having the wool pulled over his eyes. Please vote DEMOCRATIC.

    • marvin

      John Despard,that is your right to vote for who you please but you must not know the differance in a helping hand and what you perceive as a hand out no where in the constitution are you guarantee a hand out this country was built on hard work and helping hands,you must not know that nothing is ever free,someone must raise that meat left on that bone,i will give but do not take what is mine,and give to people that like you and your master liberals spread the wealth will not get you any support on here or in the real world

    • DaveH

      Good Grief, John. You are severely deluded. Who do you think pays for all that Government? It’s us. One way or the other, we all pay. Those bones you talk about are what is left over after the Leviathan Government takes a lion’s share for themselves. Unless you are one of their gang, you are going to lose with more Democrats in office.

    • s c

      JD, do you ever listen to yourself? In your own words, YOU said ‘there’s very little difference between the two parties.’ And in the SAME BREATH, YOU said you’ll be voting Democrat. YOU are living proof that SOME people M U S T take PROZAC 24/7.
      How did you live this long without being accused of being in dire need of intensive, psychiatric treatment? People like you PERPETUATE unnecessary problems, JD.
      DON’T YOU GET IT? Are you so LAME that you have to be TOLD that YOU have a SERIOUS PROBLEM? I don’t see any difference between you and a crack smoker.
      To you, politics is a drug. The clock is ticking, guy, and the fuse is short. Look into a mirror, and see the monster. Save yourself. Get help, and get it NOW!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        sc,Prozac in triple doses 24/7!!!

    • Lewis Munn

      Just remember, when Healthcare by Government goes through, they kill me by making me decide between food and medicine!

      I will not like that much! You folks who love the new Healthcare need to try it on an average waged retiree’s amount!

      I am OK now, but when I have to surrender much of my government plan to pay for illegals, it doesn’t work! And when the cost of electricity goes up 400% more, because of the Greenies and the government catering to their demands…then I freeze to death in the winter!

    • http://gunner689 gunner689

      JD: did you loose your sense of reality when your teacher had you read the classics? This isn’t 18th century Europe. Anyone can succeed in this country if they work hard enough to accomplish their dreams. It’s not going to just drop in your lap. I’m a 61 year old man who has held a job since I was 14, except for seven years in the Marine Corps. I came from a family of railroaders and was the first in my family to go to college. I’ve been self employed for the pat 15 years and am now one of the 3% you complain about. I provide other people with jobs that feed their families. I taught my sons to have a strong work ethic and both are now independently wealthy. Should what we worked so hard to achieve be stripped from us and given to people too lazy to get off their collective asses? We have free public education and free libraries in this country. You can go to college, basicaly free, on the GI Bill. You have to pay your dues in life but success is still attainable. Now John, quit your damn whinning, get some ambition, and quit supporting the D. Party that really does want to enslave you and keep you on the welfare plantation.

  • Cape Conservative

    We, too, have sent financial support to CONSERVATIVE candidates all across the country…including Joe Miller in Alaska BEFORE he won! This is the only way you can believe you have made a difference…no more contributions to national parties…it is the INDIVIDUAL who will take the necessary steps to HALT this runaway government and return our country to the principles of our founding fathers!!!!

    I urge you to vote for men and women who put AMERICA first, not themselves or their re-election!!!! We have been almost destroyed by these career politicians who think only of where their next dollar of support is coming from…adding earmarks or naming buildings or airports after themselves! Voting to take away the rights of Americans to determine what light bulb they use or what food they eat or what car they drive is NOT what Congress is supposed to do!!!!

  • Marilyn

    Our Governments (Federal and State) have become corrupt so it now becomes a difficult chore to vote for anyone. Yet, American Citizens have the right to vote so that I will do.

    Research, Research…before you vote. Some candidates information will be selectively hidden, flies under the scope, but if 2+2 does not add up, you know something is wrong.

    Pelosi, Reid and some of the other cronies/picks are definately going to be removed from office (my vote will be FOR someone else). They have sputtered pure nonsense and do not deserve to represent the people of the United States. I’m not satisfied that they get to retire on our tax dollars. That’s like rewarding thieves for robbing us.

  • s c

    Whether I like it or not, I can’t vote for or against The Wicked _itch of the West. I have to take satisfaction in the fact that if I lived next door to her [UGHHHHH!], she’d want me out of the neighborhood right N O W.
    That “woman” personifies what is so WRONG with California, the DNC, Washington and criminals in office. I can only hope that her kids see her for who and what she is, and they will NEVER get involved in politics.
    One Pelousy in a lifetime is more than sufficient. One of her is almost the same as having TWO Hillaries loose in this world [BARFFFF!].

    • marvin

      s c i agree but the only differance in pelosi and clinton is there name

      • Warrior

        And their pantsuits are different sizes!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Warrior,
          And their age SanFran Nan has to be at least 105!!!!

          • Bob

            Plastic Surgeons are keeping the economy above water.

          • Claire

            Bob— Good one. There will always be a “demand” for plastic surgeons!

    • steve

      Any vote anywhere for a demonrat is a vote to retain pelosi. Even though she will be re-elected (san francisco fruits & nuts), she will not retain her seat if the Republicans take the majority. A vote for Republicans is a vote to de-throne princess pelosi.

  • Cape Conservative

    We have an EXCELLENT conservative running for the MA 10th Congressional District seat William Delahunt (he of far too many terms and far too many liberal votes) is finally leaving open. If you want to support a TRUE conservative, then I urge you to check out JeffPerryforCongress.com and, if you like what you see, send him your financial support from all across this great country of ours.

    If every state in the union could have individuals with such strong principles elected, I do believe their presence in Washington will be a positive force in halting the destruction of our country.

    Jeff was one of only two legislators who voted against the Massachusetts healthcare system, realizing it was not fiscally sustainable. He was right! Since then the state has had to go to the federal government for bailout every year. He has offered an amendment in the statehouse to stop those in America ILLEGALLY from receiving benefits – it may actually be able to come up for a vote before the year is out – which is a miracle in itself with our one-party legislature. Jeff believes in LESS government and FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY!!!!

    We need him and at least 49 more like-minded individuals from each and every state in America to win in November and bring their common sense values and respect for our Constitution to the Halls of Congress. It is quite apparent that far too many of those currently serving in Congress have neglected to read the Constitution. It specifically states the limited nature of the federal government, yet the current members continue to vote to take away more and more of our individual liberties.

    • newspooner

      Jeff Perry probably is the best candidate remaining in the Tenth District. He most likely will win the Republican Primary on Tuesday. The likely Democrat winner is no better than Delahunt. One of the remaining Independents might be okay, but I haven’t been able to verify yet. The problem for Perry will be the baggage he carries from a police scandal in which he played a questionable role. The Democrats will likely focus on that. The Tenth District is, however, the most vulnerable one for the Democrats this time. But we are working hard in all the Districts, especially the First, Second, Third, and Fifth where we have 100% clean, reliable, dedicated candidates. Let’s hope we can defeat one or more of the socialist Congressmen.

  • Fed up Texan

    Having been away for a few days, it was interesting to find that Flashmoron is still pouring out the same communist garbage as usually comes from his tiny mind. And there is always someone who wants to vote for conservatives to pay the bills because he is too lazy or too stupid to get work, or whatever. The only reason I vote Republican is that there is a slight chance that a conservative might sneak in there and try to do what is best for America

    • DaveH

      Conservatives have been hoping and dreaming for at least the 40 years of my political awareness that the Republicans would actually shrink Government. Once in a while one slips through the cracks. Ronald Reagan was one of those. But he was in office less than a year before his fellow Republicans started reigning in his basically Libertarian ideas. Ron Paul was another, but he was really a Libertarian who ran Republican to get elected since few voters even know what Libertarians stand for.
      Quit hoping and dreaming! Give your support and cast your vote for the True Conservatives. Vote Libertarian. Watch John Stossel and Judge Napolitano on Fox Business News to learn more.

  • marvin

    old cigar bill clit was in alabama, to help the dem ron sparks, [for gov]raise money and the media called him a rock star,guess you can screw some girl it the oval office lie about it and allmost get impeached and the liberals just love you, wonder what a liberal would do if one of there own payed there tax and voted the way the people wanted not pelosie and reid and obama ,i bet they would want him/her hung,don,t you think

  • L.J.

    And for all you folks living in Wisconsin-vote against Russ Feingold. He’s making a move to portray himself as a “centrist” while all along he is to the far left and on bills that REALLY matter and hurt the voters, he marches lock-step with the far-left progressive Obama alliance! IF YOU VALUE YOUR RIGHTS, DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS MAN!
    Also, there has been a recall drive once but there weren’t enough signatures to get mega-rich Herb Kohl the hell out of our hair and OUT OF OFFICE! Both Kohl and Feingold refuse to DIRECTLY answer letters to them and instead tell you what they are doing and how great they are; things that I don’t give a damn about! They refuse to represent the MAJORITY in Wisconsin and instead represent the progressive left in Milwaukee and the uber-left in Madison while ignoring the rest of the state!You want an example of that What about the high-speed rail service between MADISON AND MILWAUKEE? Talk about pandering to the progressives! Feingold turns my stomach as well as Kohl.

    • Claire

      L.J.–Try living in Illinois-there is nothing worth anything to vote for. Thankfully, Daley is not running for re-election, but there is talk of Rahm Emanuel running for mayor of Chicago. Now how great is that??!! Kirk was caught lying about his military record, Brady is an animal killer, and Quinn is a has been that never was. I could go on and on about these candidates but to no avail. One of these shysters will be elected.

      • Claire

        Claire needs to clarify–I called Brady an animal killer, that is not correct–not yet, he just tried to pass legislation to place animals at local shelters into one small room (together) and euthanize them with auto exhaust. When this hit the newspapers, Brady quickly gave this piece of legislation to one of his buddies. It has not passed, I think it was dropped, but nonetheless to me this is inhumane.

        • Bob

          If it works we’ll be next.

          • Claire

            Bob–I certainly hope it doesn’t work. Then again, nothing surprises me anymore.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Claire,
          you sure he wanted to hook up the exhaust to kill ANIMALS??? Sure it wasn’t humans???? Can you spell Nobama care???

          • Claire

            JoeH– I was talking about Brady that is running here in Illinois, wanting to euthanize animals by auto exhaust not humans. But, by the way things are going one never knows one day from the next. Yes I can spell Nobamacare. And no, I do not approve of Nobamacare.

  • http://www.highrawadventure.blogspot.com Ginny Fisher

    I will be voting against all incumbents including RINO Republicans as long as there is a more conservative alternative to vote for. And I will do that as long as I can take a breath. I’m not sleeping anymore, and have no plans to return to sleep politically. But the main thing I will be doing is praying hard for people to get in who will turn this country back to Him, and off this humanist/socialist/marxist path that we’re on.

  • barbm

    i voted for and sent donations to ron paul, i’ve made donations to rand paul, lawson, and several others. i voted for paul in the primary and baldwin of the constitution party in the general. i voted debra medina and mad several donations and bought a bunch of shirts, stickers, signs, etc.. i will vote for the libertarian candidate for texas governor, kathie glass. but all my donations went to people i wanted to win, not against their opponents. glass is the only one i’m not voting for. i hate perry and white and don’t want either to win. perry will anyway, but i will have a right to bitch whereas others who vote for the incumbent will not.

    • DaveH

      You’re fighting the good fight, Barb. I’m with you.
      Don’t blame us, we voted Libertarian.

      • DaveH

        Arizona’s Libertarian Candidate for Governor:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZEX4UPRcAk&feature=player_embedded#!

        • Bruce D.

          Dave what are you talking about? Why would you want to go against Jan Brewer at a time when she is fighing her heart out against Obama and Federalism. I use to agree with everything you said. Now you are starting not to make sense. Does the Reform Party come to mind. Pat Buchannan realized its futility. Also when he ran for the Republican Party in 92 he had a shot. If the Libertarians and the Constituional Party through their weight behind him he may have been able to rewrite history. This is a time when you have a brief chance in history to effect change by uniting and you want to split the vote. I can think of no surer way to throw in the towel.

          • DaveH

            Bruce, I live in Arizona. Jan Brewer is a Big Government lover. When the economy collapsed, our property taxes went up. It was Jan Brewer who prevented other Republicans from giving us some tax relief. So she does what any politician should be doing (protecting us from unlawful invasion) and you think she’s a hero? Give me a break.
            I have seen no other party whose principles are as pure as the Libertarian principles. Certainly not the Republicans who have given us the costly (both in freedom and in money) and futile Drug Wars (amongst many other Big Government programs). Think Prohibition when the Mafia was elevated to great wealth and power. And it was a lot harder to transport those bulky bottles of liquor than it is to transport powerful drugs.
            And Libertarians don’t excuse the Government from moral behavior as do both the Democrats and the Republicans. Sorry to disappoint, Bruce, but there really is no other party that even comes close to our platform.

          • Bruce D.

            I am sorry too Dave. A lot of what you are saying is true but you are taking a losing path. You will have the high moral ground but little else. The 8 percent that might vote Libertarian can only do one thing, thow the election to the left if it is close. It would be much smarter to run your Libertarian canidate in the Republican Primary and inflitrate it. Tom Hayden did it in the 60s with the Democrat party. He as others realized the Progressive Party did not have standing to win elcetions. Don’t play a losing game.

          • Claire

            Bruce D– Don’t play a losing game? That is exactly what we have been doing—-for years? decades? Take your pick. These politicians are cut from the same cloth only they try to present their “ideals” and “agendas” in a different manner. Bluntly speaking, they all have screwed us over royally and they will continue to do so. Good luck on finding the “perfect” candidate. They “change” the minute they step into office, the Congress or the White House. Go ahead, vote for a Republican, vote for a Democrat and see what happens. I am willing to bet it will be more of the same, or even worse. Which party is going to do something about the illegals? They really never did anything about them in the past or presently. Which party will not raise taxes and if taxes aren’t raised how in the hell do you think we will get out of debt? We owe China up the kazoo–and China is NOT our friend. They are already trying to stab us in the back. Which party/candidate is going to something about paying back the debt? We have to get our debt to China paid and ASAP. Which party is going to do something about NAFTA, the oil companies and their lack of handling oil spills properly? I could go on and on but I would be writing a book. I will not be told who to vote for. I already know and it is “none of the above.”

          • Bruce D.

            Claire we have a chance at this time if only a slight one. Don’t blow it by having a defeatest attitude. Also do not paint everyone in politics with the same stroke. It is destructive and not fair for those that are trying to do the right thing. If you do not recognize anyone out there that is trying to do the right thing then you should start to rethink some of your positions.

          • Claire

            Bruce D–Since when is reality coined as a defeatist attitude? Painting politicians with a broad stroke? Why not, they are basically from the same can of paint. Of course, everyone is trying to do the right thing on this site. Do not try to “paint” me as an ogre. Just because I do not believe the same as you do does not mean I am being destructive and unfair. I also have the freedom of speech just like you do. You speak your thoughts and I speak mine. Since when has this become destructive and unfair?

          • Bruce D.

            I do not think I am expressing myself well enough as people are not getting my intent. You can say whatever you want. There are people in government that are trying to make things go right. I am sorry you cannot see that. When people who are trying hard to make things right it is not fair and it is destructive to say they are the same as everyone else. When you lump every one together like that you are part of the problem and not part of the solution.

          • Claire

            Bruce D–So now I am part of the problem and not part of the solution? I think you should take a good look at yourself and your own views. Not all of us think alike, and I do not happen to have an ego as big as yours–I am not always correct about issues, but neither are you.

          • Bruce D.

            Claire I stand by what I said. If you cannot see any difference in any politician it makes you part of the problem.

            “Take your pick. These politicians are cut from the same cloth only they try to present their “ideals” and “agendas” in a different manner. Bluntly speaking, they all have screwed us over royally and they will continue to do so.”

            You have the right to say that but for me it makes you a big part of the problem. You lack the good sense of discernment. You fail to see the difference so paint all as bad.

          • Claire

            Bruce D–For example, if politicians would rid the government of the lobbyists and their so-called “pork” perhaps I would have a different view. It appears every bill that is passed is riddled with pork in order to acquire votes. The bill ends up being a watered-down version of what it should be. Do you think politicians have the “good sense of discernment?” Do think you actually have the “good sense of discernment?” Things are not always what they seem. Unfortunately we vote for individuals that we think will do what is right for America and all Americans and once they are elected they turn out to be and do the exact opposite. The past few years has been a lesson in politics for me. I am rather disgusted with the “bashing” the politicians have given each other. I don’t want to hear that–I want to hear what they will do for America. Instead most of them do what they think is good for them. Now I sound like JFK, I don’t mean to. We don’t have time to listen to the mudslinging. Time is precious and most of the politicians are wasting time with their verbal assaults when they should put their nose to the grindstone and get to work on the issues that are plaguing America. I am truly worried it will simply be more of the same once the elections are over. I think there is need for change in the political system, and the manner in which our government is conducted. I realize this is “the way it is” for now but I still believe there is ample room for improvement. It is rather unfair of you to think I am part of the problem, but I stand by what I am and how I think. I wish no ill upon America and all Americans. I simply want a better future for America and for all of us.

        • Bruce D.

          Jan Brewer will win that race no matter who you vote for. It would be
          a trmendous victory for the Obama administation and the left if she didn’t. Amnesty for illegals would certaly follow a defeat like that.

          • DaveH

            Actually Bruce, we would get a lot of former Democrat Votes if they knew what we stood for. Believe it or not, there are a lot of Good Democrats out there that don’t advocate the Nanny State and don’t advocate Big Government’s theft of our money, but they don’t like the Republicans War-Mongering and they don’t like the Republicans telling them what they can and can’t do with their own bodies. We offer real Freedom, not the kind of Freedom that ‘if you do things my way then you can be free’.
            I think we would split the votes from both parties. Eventually people will wake up to the wisdom of the Libertarian Party’s Principles. Hopefully we won’t wait until our country has become a third-world country.

    • Dr. Mabuse

      Kudos for you Barb. I like Dr. Paul also. The jury is still out on Medina, but I believe she’ll pass muster. Rick Perry is a snake, pure and simple. Your philosophy on voting may not be sound as far as some “others” are concerned, but frankly I admire you for your stance.

  • Wayne

    This is more of a question then a comment. How can we change the way the Republicans and the Democrats are vetted before they are put on the ballot by the Democratic and Republican Party? I really don’t care whether the person is a Democrat, or Republican as long as they are honest and will work in the best interest of the folks. We all know right from wrong, but most of these politicians just don’t seem to care about this country in general. They are there for their own selfish reason, not for the betterment of the country. I think if we could get more ministers, or Christians, instead of Muslims, to run for president and Congress, I think we would see a better country in a very short time. You have to realize that these comgress members that has put us in this financial turmoil came from the general population, and look at what we have. This goes to show you we have to get better candidates running for office and have a system in place that can vet them for any past wrong doings. We don’t want folks who lie, cheat or steal so that most likely will exclude 7 out of 10 people. My estimate, of course. That does not leave us with a lot of candidates. Of course I know that this will be impossible as we will always have wolfs in sheeps clothing that will lie their little heart out while running for office. After we vote these people in, let’s follow them and see if they are reading the bills, how they are voting on these bills, and we can always vote them out the next election. Nope, again, this will never happen as there is not any way that people will take time out to do this as they do not see any immediate result. However, we know that there will be a long term result for the better if people would do this.

  • Cliff Janney

    Chip – You say you are for Marco Rubio. I am concerned with how he used someone else credit card and how he has lifted himself in the Republican Party so fast. Is his interest in US or in HIMSELF in order to get in with the BIG power brokers. You mentioned the Libertarian Party and Rand Paul’s Dad. Have you looked at the Libertarian Party Platform and the FL Candidate, ex-marine Alex Snitker, and his letter to Washington which states TEAR DOWN THE POLITICAL CLASS. REPUBLICIANS AND DEMOCRATS both have got our country in this mess and they all should be FIRED! He sounds like my kind of man and he needs YOU, SARA PALIN, and GLEN BECK to get behind him after thorough review of His Stand as well as His Party Stand!

    • Claire

      Mark Rubio–I heard he used campaign money for his family. Is this true? I heard this on the news several months ago.

      • Cliff Janney

        Marco used a Republican National Committee Credit Card for many personal usages, both home and automobile and yet when exposed he did not explain his justification for it or deny it. To me these ethics are far below my standards and I seek a patriot this election not a politician.

        • Claire

          Cliff Janney–Thank you for the info.

  • http://gmail i41

    eddieW, Go back to your blow up Blarney doll! Did you say that you are in the 2nd grade> Muslim males and Blarney both like boys, so call Cario for Aduhl, or Blanney at Queers are Uz.

    • Karolyn

      141 – Wow! It seems like you’re getting more undecipherable every day. Are you smoking something funny?

    • Bob

      i41 You can’t spell queer without u in it.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        QWEER! works for me! Gets the point accross!!!

  • http://none Henry Stumpf

    Pelosi, Reid and Obama….. I’ll vote against them and anyone they support !!

  • Dr. Mabuse

    Chip, I live in Las Vegas and let me begin by saying that I’m not a Harry Reid fan. In fairness to him though, I will say that I was in favor of his position on Yucca Flats (the nuclear waste site). Had some of those D.C. idiots (both Dems and Repubs) gotten their way, they would have allowed the transport of this toxic material (via rail) right through the middle of downtown Las Vegas.

    But these statements in your article:

    1. “But I also get to support someone I actually like.
    Sharon Angle strikes me as just what we need in Washington — someone who is feisty, fearless and committed to her principles.”

    2. “Not to mention the union goons in Las Vegas, who can be counted on to pull every dirty trick imaginable to smear Angle and get out the vote for their guy. Come Election Day in Nevada, the “graveyard shift” may take on a whole new meaning.” are disengenuous at best.

    As far as her “fearlessness” goes she was scheduled to have a debate on the issues with Harry Reid in October, but now it seems she’s backed out of it for no reason. (I might add her chief of staff and publicity dir. gave conflicting stories as to why she’s had this sudden change of heart. This was reported yesterday by John Ralston on the news.

    As far as your assessment of the “union goons” in point of fact thats just a bald faced lie. The mudslinging on both sides ( to the credit of both candidates )have actually been kept down to a minimum.

    Vegas has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, and some of the garbage thats come out of Sharon Angle’s mouth in regards to this ameliorating this problem is just plain idiotic.
    Her position on taxes is a joke, in the short run it will actually raise taxes on the small business community here.

    As far as S. Angle and H. Reid are concerned, I wouldn’t piss in their ears if both their brains were on fire. Both candidates haven’t got a real grasp of what Nevadans actually want from their representatives.
    But for you to distort the issues in this article is just as reprehensible.

  • David

    I’m going to vote for the candidate, Democratic, Republican, or Independent, that:

    1.Understands that conscience and country come before party.

    2.Doesn’t use hate, fear, prejudice, blind obstruction, and deceit as a campaign tactic.

    3.Thinks for themselves and doesn’t just mouth the self-serving, ignorant, and damaging rhetoric from Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, Hannity, and Fox.

    4.Supports a woman’s right to have control over her body.

    5.Supports a woman’s right to equal pay for equal work.

    6.Fights illegal discrimination in all its forms, and especially against minorities and gays.

    7.Fights to end the “pre-existing conditions” excuse used to kick people off their insurance plans.

    8.Fights so that all Americans have affordable health care, can see a doctor, and not go bankrupt.

    9.Fights so that all American kids can have access to high quality education.

    10.Understands that climate change is real and must be addressed.

    11.Understands that progress is new ways, and is not afraid to embrace change.

    12.Recognizes that the paradigm has changed, and that the road to security and prosperity is modernity and green.

    13.Fights for a strong middle class in our country.

    14.Understands the importance of being a responsible and engaged member of the world community.

    15.Understands that the calls for the abolition of the UN because it “doesn’t work” makes as much sense as calling for the abolition of criminal law because there is still crime.

    16.Understands that all human institutions are corrupt and in need of continuous review and reform.

    These are some of the things I will be looking at for each and every candidate seeking my vote. But hey, that’s just me.

    • Lewis Munn

      Just one point.

      Climate change is expensive; you are fighting the whole earth and sun.
      As well as lying about it and ignoring real science.

      IF you look, the clean air folks are causing lots of climate change, as the “purer” air lets more infrared in to warm the earth; the dust kept some out. The detail temperature and dust curves show this. So did the two 1800′s Indonesian volcano explosions that put enough dust into the air to ruin crops in Iowa for one year at least by the intense cold of high dust levels.

      But I really think it is foolish to charge us to clean the air, and then charge us again to try to air-condition the earth when you have let all the heat in! Like A/C in your house with doors and windows open! Gets real expensive real fast!

      The ruling cabal though does NOT want the truth to be out; it is obvious, and they will even make up data to prove their point. Just one area of total dishonesty that needs to be cleaned up in our government if we are to prosper!

      • David

        Lewis,
        It is expensive. That is why addressing the issue must be an international approach.

        I’m not a scientist. I don’t know if climate change is man made. All I do know is that an overwhelming majority of scientists throughout the world say it’s real and must be addressed. A minority of scientists deny the problem exists, and many of them are funded by big oil.

        Please see the site below:

        http://www.grist.org/article/series/skeptics/

        • http://?? Joe H.

          David,
          yes and a lot of the ones that say it is man-made are funded by the greenies!! First, how did Gore make 300 million dollars in six years? Second, if Gore really believes that the oceans are going to rise six feet, then why did he buy two multi-million dollar ocean front properties???? Gore preaches something as true that he doesn’t believe himself!!!

  • Polski

    So how about a different perspective? Candidate #1 is horrible. Candidate #2 is terrible. I want to see “candidate #3″ NONE OF THE ABOVE on the ballot!!!

    • Lewis Munn

      Then legally change your name to “None Ofthe Above”, and cash in big!!

  • Barbara Franklin

    Please help Martha Roby against Bobby Bright. She is a true conservative. Bobby Brogjt voted for Nancy Poloci and will not deny that he will vote for her again. He also will not agree to vote to repeal the disastrous health care bill.

  • Jim Pratt

    I find it amusing that there are still people out there that think we have a multi-party system. The parties don’t matter people. While we are divided as primarily Democrats and Republicans, the people who run this country don’t care. They are not loyal to this country and they are not loyal to a specific party. They are only loyal to profits…..how much can we increase profits by shipping jobs and factories out of the country, by importing cheap labor, by monopolizing the health care and drug industries, and by ripping off the housing industry and the stock market. If you haven’t noticed, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are willing to fix the problem. That is why I am an Independent, not that I have any influence over fixing the problem, but just to keep the crooked politicians guessing as to which way my vote is going to go. We need to all unite, Democrats and Republicans alike, and kick these rascals out of office and put new blood, people who are loyal to the U.S.and to the Constitution, in their places. It is the only way to fix the problem. Stop this bickering about Republicans being greedy and Democrats wanting a free ride. Most of us have similar principals.

    • Karolyn

      Amen!

  • Linda

    I’m in the Maryland 5th Congressional District and I am voting against Steny Hoyer (yup – you read that right). As a matter of fact I am so voting against him that I registered as a Republican (Indy for the last 15 years) just to support and vote in the primary for Charles Lollar. I really believe we can boot Steny out this year!
    BTW- Steny has been campaigning in other states for other democrats. He’s too much of a coward to face his electorate and opposition. But we still need help. I’m sure once the primaries are over on Tuesday the slur campaign will commence.

  • chuck b

    here’s one for the people of arizona to vote against
    You will simply not believe this. Our 8th District US Congressional representative, the Hon. Gabrielle Giffords, in a meeting of the House Armed Services Committee, asked General David Petraeus the following question: “General Petraeus, what are you doing to reduce carbon emissions in the war on terror?” Wow. I had to read, and re-read this several times to believe it. Folks, there are American sons and daughters dying every week on the foreign battlefields of southwest Asia. The nation is completely bankrupt and … quite literally, borrowing 43 cents for every dollar in federal spending. We have the largest environmental disaster in the nation’s history in the Gulf of Mexico, and we have Mexican drug armies invading our nation. And yet ….A member of Congress from Arizona’s 8th congressional district took the time to ask our battlefield commander what he is doing to curb carbon emissions in the war. Gabrielle Giffords is the poster-child for what is wrong with the US Congress. We are being led by imbeciles. To the rest of America reading this blog, and to Gen. Petraeus if this e-mail makes it to your inbox … my sincerest apologies for the stupid question asked of you by my US congressional representative. General … I am sure you have better things to worry about than carbon emissions on the battlefield. I assure you, as a registered voter in Arizona’s 8th congressional district, I will do everything I can to ensure Rep. Giffords is voted out of office in November, and I pray you’ll get back to business of fighting the war on terror without worrying about such petty and nonsensical matters as your carbon footprint in the war.

    Mark Beres, Maj. USAF (ret.)
    Tucson, Arizona

    • Viktor Leben

      What was the General’s answer ?

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Good article. I wish I could afford to give money to the good candidates. But unfortunately my voice is all I can give. Yes, Nasty Pelosi will keep her seat in the leftwing San Francisco district until she either kicks the bucket or decides to retire. But if the GOP wins back the House this November, Pelosi will no longer be Speaker. GOOD!!

    Also, two good words you used: “….voting against….” Surely most of us would rather vote for a Sharron Angle or Sarah Palin – like candidate. But if we can’t ‘vote for’ someone, the next best thing to do would be to ‘vote against’ those who are destroying America and its economy – in this case the leftwing socialist democraps. And IMO, this is how many moderate to conservative voters erred in 2006 and 2008. They either stayed home and refused to vote, or some even voted for the democraps!! I can understand their frustrations with RINOs and GOP wimps who too often cower to the liberals. But does anyone really believe today’s democrap Party would be better, or more conservative, than moderate Republicans?? GET REAL!! With a few exceptions (i.e., Mike Castle of Delaware) any Republican is better than the leftwing regime we now have in Washington, D.C. Many of us reluctantly voted for John McCain, as he was a (more liberal) weak candidate who ran a poor campaign. But at least he’s no leftwing radical, and is right on some issues. I really believe if McCain/Palin had won on 11/4/2008, we’d have far less national debt, and the recession and high unemployment would be gone by now. BHO has been a disaster on every issue. Those who voted for BHO, or refused to vote aginst him, should pat themselves on the back for making One Big Awful Mistake America!!

    • eddie47d

      “recession and high unemployment would be gone” What a dreamer or put another way:You are full of CaCa.

    • Karolyn

      Puhleez! I don’t think it matters who got voted in. Things would still be f****d up! It’s just the direction in which things are going. I guess what we need is SUPERPREZ! da-da-da!! to swoop in from the sky and make everything peachy-keen.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Earl, QUEENS, NY,
      Do you have a cell phone that has unlimited minutes after seven? you can get a list of phone numbers fron a cite I know of and call to try and get people to support the conservative candidates in those areas as needed! If you people need it let me know and I’ll post the site!

  • Angel

    Ohhh… let’s color in some woman’s face and call her a witch! How 2nd grade of us…

    • DaveH

      About as second grade as the adolescent techniques of ridicule and name-calling employed by the Liberals in lieu of any supportable facts.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      sheesh! portray a woman as she truly is and people get all het up!!!!

  • http://roadrunner Kurt

    Why don’t these corrupt bastards do all the things that they tell us to do, FIRST.
    Dodd, one of the most corrupt, is living in the country.

  • James milligan

    There are millions of people across, that all we have is our voice. We have been made dependents by BIG GOV. that ignore the ” WE THE PEOPLE” in our Constitution. We can only speak, pray and vote.

  • http://gmail i41

    David, just say you are a dyed in wool socialist democrat. Your talking point are a joke. The BS on minorities and gays and equal rights, hell bells Omoron wants a qualified white person to step down for a mental moron of color, where is that fair. Everyone has an opertunity for a complete education is there already,get off their fat rears and put down the sports gear. After reading about gobal warming get you head out of the oven, it was proven it is a load of crap. I would bet you just think the Useless Nerds can solve all of the worlds problems, you idoit they are a dictator’s wet dream and taxpayers support this thug group. Everyone is damn sick and tired of the victomolgy me crap that seems to flourish when socialist democrats spend no stop taxpayers money. Women and equal pay for equal work, well men had better get a raise, and when they don’t work the hours they don’t get the pay. Just go take any age group of men and women and check stats, women take off more time and work less hours, even comparing single to single, or family group to family group. You are just another numskulled socialist marxist leaning democrat. Your Sarah Palin doll will not transfere her massiver amount of smarts to you by plastic or snuggling with it, Did your Blarney doll lose air so he cann’t lisp for you?

    • Nilsson

      Global warming is not a joke or a hoax. Where were you this summer?

      • chuck b

        nilsson

        do you vote? if so, that’s really scary

        • Karolyn

          So are you. Nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            now there’s a good grown-up expression!!!!

          • Karolyn

            Joe – Can you say “facetious”? Do you know what that means?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            karolyn,
            Yes I can and yes I do. It means someone called you on it and that was all you could think of to cover up!!!

      • Lewis Munn

        Freezing in Montana…coldest year I recall since I have been here.

        And if you check, Global warming is all deceit, smoke and mirrors. Simple science proves it wrong; falsified data and assumptions and outright lying says it is right.

        It is easy to prove the ideas wrong by simple experiments on your stove.

        But it IS politically correct for those who want to bleed the common people dry! You just have your head buried in the sand, so think the errors of your thinking are hidden.

        • Karolyn

          It doesn’t matter if it’s freezing somewhere. The main thing is that the ocean is rising, the glaciers are melting; and that’s a fact. North and South Carolina had the hottest summer in recorded history. You need to look at the big picture. We also had an extremely cold winter. It’s the extremes that tell the tale.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Karolyn,
            The oceans are rising? Then why did Big Daddy Gore buy two ocean front houses? both were multi-million dollar properties!! now it just doesn’t make sense that a global warming person that believes that the oceans are gonna rise by six foot would buy ocean front property!!! Perhaps he used it to get a cheaper price on them as well as make a freaking fortune off the backs of the American people???

          • Karolyn

            I could give a rat’s butt what Gore’s doing. What does that really have to do with anything?

          • Carol J

            You ask what Gore has to do with anything? You and Munn started it with a comment which had absolutely nothing to do with the subject of this article.

          • Karolyn

            Read again. We are responding to the respected Mr. i41.

          • coal miner

            Karolyn and JoeH,

            Global warming,natural or man made? If it it is man made we may be able to correct it,if natural we could be in alot of trouble.Global warming is a fact.Here is what a top scientist said.

            http://globalwarming.sdsu.edu/

          • eddie47d

            Karolyn and coal miner; The fellow from Montana must not know much about Montana since the glaciers in Glacier National Park are melting rather quickly These glaciers are in the far north of Montana and there use to be 150 of them :now there are only 26. Four have melted in the last two years. I have read in several magazines about the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and they all have the same numbers. 290 ppm in 1900 and 387ppm’s in2009. Quite a jump. There are numerous links and facts to prove global warming if folks care to do alittle research.

    • David

      ttp://www.grist.org/article/series/skeptics/

  • JeffH

    Unfortunately I can’t vote against Nazi Pelousi but I can sure as hell support and promote John Dennis in California. I am able to at least vote for a fine conservative in Carly Fiorina and unseat another old progressive liberal in Barbara Boxer. I can also make my vote count for Meg Whitman who makes no claims as a conservative but promises to use her business skills to fight big government, state EPA over-regulation and easing the tax burden on small businesses and bring back industry which means job creation in the private sector.

  • Bob from Socal

    Even if we don’t get all the bums thrown out this November that’s ok. All we have to do is chip away at the stone until there are none left. If we can at least get control of the House, that will really put a damper on their socialist agenda. We need to keep trying to win the hearts of the liberals, and show them the error of their ways. This time around we really have a good contrast between the parties to point out. Keep up the good fight and don’t lose heart; God is in control, not the powers and principalities of this World.

  • Arlene

    I would like to see a BIG change, that is to vote EVERYBODY out and start over again. This time ALL POLITICANS should only be able to hold office for two (2) four (4) year terms, and they should be voted for the second term as well as the first. Maybe then they won’t have a chance to become corrupt as it seems they all do……eventually!!

  • Debbie

    If I could vote in the Texas 30th district I would vote AGAINST Rep Eddie Bernice Johnson.. She is the one that gave all her scholarships funded by the National Democratic Black Causus Committee to her own family members— instead of deserving recipients from her district. She is a Pelosi follower on all votes……….Please consider voting/donating/volunteering for the campaign of Stephen Broden…
    a true conservative!

  • Ezra

    I must wonder, how long are we going to let Oboma drive this nation completely out of control.before someone takes action and gets him out of that office. What are we waiting for since it has been proven that he has been born in Africa, and is not a legal citizen of the USA.He even admitted to this and the trues is he can not legally be president of America.I would say take action and get him impeached, and out of that office before this nation is ruined beyond repair.

    • Karolyn

      Here we go again.

      • eddie47d

        It’s been “proven” through rumors that Obama was born in Africa and “proven” through rumors that he is a bonified Muslim. That’s how they do it so watch your back side for you will also be labeled whether it is true or not.Hang in there!

    • Karolyn

      Why do you guys insist on blaming all the ills of our country on one man? I truly do not get it! Everybody acts like he singlehandedly is responsible for all the bad stuff that’s going on. I repeat again, and I will over and over HE IS JUST ONE MAN!!! I would love to see any of you do any better. Just think about it. I voted for him. I’m not so happy with what’s going on in the world. However, he did not cause all the evils, and he can’t cure them all alone either. And he wasn’t born in Africa. Where did you hear him say that? In one of those doctored videos on Youtube?

      • Claire

        I am wondering if the bill regarding small businesses will get passed. I heard another Republican will be voting for it.

  • Karolyn

    All I know is that I’m voting for Democrat Vincent Sheheen for Gov. of SC. It’s about time we got out from under the “good ole boy” Republican stranglehood and moved this state forward! God forbid Haley (endorsed by Palin), the accountant who didn’t pay her own taxes, would end up as our next gov. She’d probably be worse than philandering Sanford! it sounds like she wants to continue the same old crap that’s been going on for a long time – No change. Keep SC among the poorest, least educated states in the union.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Karolyn,
      I just talked to my cousin in Charleston last night and he’s gonna cancel your vote and his wife is gonna cancell your husbands, if you have one!!!

  • chuck b

    ezra

    i doubt if we have enough congressmen with the fortitude to bring this looney tune up for impeachment. you must remember there are millions of blacks in this country that worship barry as the second coming. if he was brought up and impeached you would most likely see anarchy in the cities of the country. i guess that would be a way to clean out the ghetto’s they always seem to burn their own down first. that is after they loot all the stores.

    • Karolyn

      That’s really nice and racist of you. Show’s where your mind’s at.

      • Lewis Munn

        But based on the evidence, is it false?

        Actually, only part go wild, and tar the rest.

        • Karolyn

          Have you never seen white people go wild after a sports game? It’s pack mentality, and nobody has the patent on it. If you’ve lived in poverty all your life and could never get a break and don’t have the mentality to find your way out of it, you would be right in there with the pack. Don’t judge another unless you’ve walked in his shoes. I’m not condoing anything. Most African American crime is against their own race, and that is a shame. However, to speak of it as a cleansing means is just wrong.

      • http://gunner689 gunner689

        Why is it that when you speak the truth some liberal yells “Racist !!”
        Oh yeah, I forgot, Political Correctness.

        • Karolyn

          Well, maybe I just used the wrong word. Instead of “racist”, I should have said “stupid.” I do not support PC and never have. I have to use it in my business dealings and “real” life, but my friends and I are old enough to not have bought into it.

    • Bob

      Congress won’t impeach him. They all have skeletons in their closet.

  • LTC (Rt) Ray Burke

    In my humble opinion, our electoral system at every level is a deliberately complex hodgepodge designed to serve the narrow interests of a huge collection of self serving organizations, large (such as labor unions), and small (such as school boards etc., etc.)
    Redistricting is a prime example of political chicanery. Fortunes are spent to manipulate public opinion and, consequently, their vote.

    Few people vote their conscience because they are constantly being bombarded by the lies and deceptions of the highly prejudiced media and the many other propaganda mills, all attempting to influence your vote to their advantage. Of course, the process is rigged in favor of a myriad of special interests. The entire charade is designed to deceive the mind numned citizen into thinking that, by voting, he or she has made a difference for the good of society when, in fact, the lemming syndrome kicks in and they end up following their favorite pied piper over the cliff and into oblivion. All things considered, I may just vote for Bozo the Clown as I can probably depend on him to at least keep his constituents entertained. You know, fun and games?

  • http://gmail i41

    The last few summers have been cooler and srings wetter than normal, almost like the early 70′s. Karolyn, socialist democrats like you would vote for a Irish ,black, jewish, queer with caverous disease if it said it was a life long marxist democrat. Going back to school, to listen to theories and new world engineering dreams, shouldn’t surprise any one. Usually life experiences or OJT, is the best teacher, and stays with you the best. All of the professors in different walks of life I’ve worked with, change some facts not theories, and they are stumped and only have a book to think out of. As for the poor black downtrodeen victum b==l s–t, blacks have had decades to get funding for amy pipe dream crap idea, as a matter of fact any minority can get special favors and grants for being non white in any governemnt job sector. I know because I have had to hire minorities, and the worst groups were the second generation mexicans, indians, followed by the blacks. I had to have 5 extra minorities for every 10 needed. There was dead ass disease, sick aunties, didn’t go to sleep or didn’t wake up till noon, to much reef of wine. It is their undependable foed up culture, gobernment takes care of the lazy dinks beleif. The bushman attitutude of swinging on vines and acting like idoits burning your own dwellings down, or killing off other males is just an example of being not ready for prime time group living! .

  • DaveH

    Here is a guy that will tell you whatever he thinks you want to hear. Double-Speaker extraodinaire:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=z745MfGynYY&feature=related

  • TRUE PATRIOT

    I’ve just recently returned from traveling abroad and the concensus there is that the people of the United States have either grown complacent or they are just to stupid to see what is being done to them! I don’t know about any of you but that is not how I like to be viewed in anyone’s eyes! They also said that are liberties are being trampled, are money and savings are being squandered and that we no longer have the fortitude to do anything about it! Not kind words but I must say from the outside looking in they appear accurate! All I want to know is how long we collectively intend on being abused? I am not that old but I remember a time when this country’s directions were dictated, as they were intended, by the people! Now the insulent tail is wagging the dog! And the longer it is allowed the worse it will get! I’m not saying that a fight should be started I’m saying it was started a long time ago and the people of this country are just starting to realize it! Back when I was on the playground someone only had to take one swing at me before they found out that I didn’t care for it! And when they got up they had a new found respect for me! I guess what I’m saying is the more times you let someone take a swing at you and do nothing, the less respect they have for you. I think that voting at the local level is great and should be excercised but as long as the people continue voting for career politicians they can expect no changes! In the last presidential election a lot of people voted for change, how’s that working for you? When a person decides that his/her career path involves living off the people for an income it always makes me think the same thing, “leach”! Or somtimes it is the case where they come from families that think they are so well off that they deserve the position, “After all we’re so rich we should be the leaders”. And after a hundred years or so I think this system has done nothing positive for anyone except the people that hold the offices. I think it is time we stop rewarding the career politicians and the self-entitled individuals with our vote simply because we recognize their names or they spent the most in their campaign, in fact these are the very reasons why we shouldn’t vote for these people after all they aren’t trying so hard to get the job so that they can help the common man and woman if you don’t believe me just look at their track records, not to good huh? I don’t care what party it is neither one has any reason for a party as far as I can see! They have collectively run this wonderful country into the ground snatching and grabbing all they can along the way!

  • Viktor Leben

    I sure hope they vote that tier 5 unemployment in ! I’m broke ! So my friends ask me “If the Democrats give you more unemployment will you vote for them ?” That’s a hard question, my answer is “No” …

    I tell them I’m a new type of Liberal. Y’know the type I’m talking about ? I had bosses that were Liberals. I thought if I worked hard for them they would reward me with a promotion or a pay raise. I was in a Union and wanted to become management.

    Those crazy Liberal bosses always promoted the Union Stewards to Management. I worked hard and never got a promotion !!!! I even took managements side on a few issues. Workers in the Union who took managements side always got laid off by management …..

    So even though the Democrat Liberals get me some more unemployment, I’m going to do what my bosses (and Union) did ….

    I’m not going to promote them to office ! I’m voting Libertarian !!

    So when you liberal bosses are eating at an expensive restaurant with the Union stewards .. I hope you all rot in hell !

    • Viktor Leben

      don’t forget that disgruntled clerk who worked his ass off. He’s going to get his revenge by voting Libertarian…

      • DaveH

        You’re on the right path, Viktor. If we could get Free Markets back, the real workers, rather than the workplace politicians would be the ones who would succeed. The companies that practiced discrimination, or nepotism, or anything other than hiring the best workers, would be crushed in the Free Market by those companies that hired the best workers regardless of their political orientation, sex, race, or religion. Which is why the lesser workers love Big Government’s regulatory protection.

  • Adolfo Leon

    I vote in Florida. I am voting against the so called three main candidates. They are nothing but politicians looking for power. All three supported by the media while ignoring the best candidate. I’ll vote Alex Snitker.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    We also need to look beyond the 2010 election. DON’T GET TOO COMFORTABLE!! Hopefully the GOP will win back the House and/or Senate this year. But if it does, the GOP will need to work diligently, and not get too comfortable with their success. It needs to stop the agenda of BHO and his democraps. Stop cowering to the leftwing statist democraps!! We also need to look at 2012, as we need to win back The White House to start reversing the damage done to America since January 2009. I have to admit I made the same error. I began writing, commenting and avidly listening to talk radio (Rush Limbaugh, et al) during the Bill Clinton years. Of course, I got too comfortable, and drifted away from all of this in 2001 when GW Bush became POTUS and the Democraps were out of power. REMEMBER – the Democraps have been, and will be, sore losers when they’re out of power. So we must fight them, and refute all their lies, and hopefully keep the democraps out of power permanently!!!!!

    • Viktor Leben

      Earl,

      Don’t vote Republicrook ! Vote Libertarian or Constitution Party ! Don’t waste your vote on the Republicans.

    • Greg

      Maybe we could install a Republican King (like Bush wanted to be) and then they could just rule with a righteous Christian hand and tell all of us how to live our lives. We could all go back to the good old days of the Puritans! We already have the witch hunts.
      **
      The folks who are running under the Republican ticket want to run this country, make laws, and spend your money just as much as the Democrats. Politics is an exercise in selling your soul in exchange for power…the the Republicans want power! And they want your money just as much or more.

  • hundabuxt

    Careful of those hanging chads there Adolfo.

  • Palin12

    I was hoping there would be a 911 blog here today so this may be a little off-topic. Bill Clinton calls 911 Truthers idiots:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7-XfE7KcU
    OMG last week I agreed with eddie47d (about Murkowski) and this week I’m agreeing with Bill Clinton :-)

  • Nancy

    I’m voting against anybody and everybody who had anything to do with Obama’s “fixes”, which dumped this country on its head. I wish they were chickens; we could round ‘em up and serve them for Sunday dinner!

  • Betty

    Hello Chip,
    I am voting for the democrates. So you and I will cancel out each others vote.
    I tired of the republicans acting like spoiled brats. They have only one
    word they can speak and that is NO.
    You talk about the union goonies, I say you don’t know much about unions. I am proud to come from a union family.
    I know your followers will call me all kind of names and tell me I am unamerican. Let them!
    I will tell you whats wrong with this country. It is the people that don’t have the backbone to support our president. They can’t see beyond there noses. And take everything the left-wingers say as the truth!

    • Viktor Leben

      Betty,

      Union, Professional Management… it’s all the same thing. The Managers talk to the Union Stewards confidentially – especially if you are considered a trouble maker — or pro-management ! They just maintain the status quo – The Professional manangers get a pay raise, and the Union Leaders increase the Union dues ….

      Vote Libertarian or Constitution Party. Get rid of professional management and the Unions.

    • DaveH

      Betty, if somebody wants all your money and your property, do you just say “Yes!”. What if you say “NO!” and they say “Okay, let’s compromise, I’ll just take half of your money and property”? Are you going to say “Yes!”, or are you going to be a spoiled brat?

    • http://?? Joe H.

      etty,
      My father was one of the founding strikers with the Detroit teamsters organization. After 45 years of union jobs, he told me that he was tired of the unions taking the side of some lazy bum and when they had a good worker up and coming, he would get laid off just shy of his 90 days. He said that the unions had done nothing more than start to price this country out of the market! He never realized how prophetic he was! Half the auto workers out of a job, steel mills closed, Milwaukee tools closed and moving to China, lock stock and barrel, Black and Decker 3/4 gone to China. Where the hell does it all end? With us a third world country!

  • chuck b

    victor

    by voting libertarian you are only giving your vote to the demos. our only hope at this late date is to get the liberal communist out of power, then we can start looking at a new party.
    i don’t trust the repubs, but we don’t really have a choice either.

    • Viktor Leben

      Sorry Chuck, but that’s not the way things work ! We don’t promote politicians to office because they are Republican. We don’t promote unless their is something in it for me … It doesn’t matter what “good” the Republicans can do compared to the Democrats …

      Nobody deserves a job in the new economy. That’s why the Repubs outsource all our jobs. No corporation deserves welfare – that’s why the Repubs gave all that money to corporations under Bush. A country should not start a war they cannot afford , that’s why the Republicans started the Iraq war. All countries should protect their borders – that’s why the Republicans haven’t secured our borders.

      Therefore

      If a Republican runs for office, I should vote Libertarian or Constitution Party .. Do you understand chuck ? The Republicans are a negation .. to vote for them is illogical …

    • Viktor Leben

      Chuck,

      At the same time we don’t vote Democrat. I hope the Democrats give me a Tier 5 unemployment. I also hope they give me a Tier 6, 7 and 8. I’ll take my tax money back, as much as I can.

      Even though the Democrats give me “free” money I will vote Libertarian/Constitution Party. Why ? Because no one is guaranteed a job in the new economy. Promotion is not based on performance. Why is that ? Because your boss can take out a life insurance policy on you. Your boss can then kill you by giving you to much work – poor the work on !

      If your a good worker they insure you then kill you. They don’t promote you or give you a pay raise. It’s more profitable collecting a million dollar life insurance policy on that “good” worker .. you make more money in the long run.

      Or you can outsource to workers overseas and save money ! Who cares if customer service and product quality suffer. You don’t have a right to quality in the new economy ….

      So if the Democrats deliver more unemployment benefits that doesn’t guarantee them a job, or a promotion to be elected. The Democrats gave us NAFTA under Clinton, even though they say they are for the worker. Just because they gave us NAFTA doesn’t mean Wall Street should hire them either ….this is the new economy..

      So if the Democrats give me more unemployment benefits, according to the new logic of the mew economy – I will vote Libertarian/Constitution Party …

      No one has a right to a job. HA HA HA HA!

  • hundabuxt

    betty

    You’re a blind fool brain washed by union management. The origional intent of the unions, something nobel, has been preverted by the greed of organized criminals and myopic idiots with bulges in their pockets; guns. Read Upton Synclare’s “The Jungle” and you’ll understand why unions grew in our society, but just like any powerful entity, they’ve grown to serve their own interests, not those of the general membership. They’ve almost destroyed if not certainly so the auto industry in America. Demands and resistance to reasonable action against rediclious actions by a member is an adversarial event, which degrades the common need for health of the corporation, which each side depends on for survival. You are stupid and part of the problem! Imports will make you obsolete.

  • Rick

    I realize that candidates need money to support their election campaigns, but the spending has gotten out of hand. I have a hard
    time supporting someone who spends $20 million on a primary campaign
    for an office that pays $165,000 a year for a two year term. If they
    spend that kind of money before they are elected, what does it matter
    to them when they spend $100 billion of someone else’s money,taxpayers.

    • Mick

      Rick says:
      September 12, 2010 at 1:42 am
      I realize that candidates need money to support their election campaigns, but the spending has gotten out of hand. I have a hard
      time supporting someone who spends $20 million on a primary campaign
      for an office that pays $165,000 a year for a two year term. If they
      spend that kind of money before they are elected, what does it matter
      to them when they spend $100 billion of someone else’s money,taxpayers.
      *************************************
      Rick……………Finally somebody with the capability to use his brain.
      Most people in our society today have no concept about money so they ignore the fact you just mentioned which leads to the mess we have to deal with today.
      Schools better start dealing with teaching our kids about economics instead of concentrating on Sex education and frivolous subjects, America is in a dire need of common sense.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Mick,
        Duncan Hunter ran for president in the 08 election and was a very good choice. Ever heard of him??? No? Know why most haven’t heard of him? He didn’t spend enough to get anywhere cause he didn’t have it to spend as the three alphabets(ABC,CB NBC) gave him NO air time! No air time translates to no donations, no donations translates to no money!!! I would vote for him in a second, but he has no chance without money, nobody does!!!

        • Claire

          JoeH– I can barely remember hearing about Duncan Hunter during the 2008 election. It is tragic that he did not have the money. You are right, the good ones never have the money. Money talks–and covers a lot of territory. Do you think he will run in 2012? My husband likes him.

    • DaveH

      Rick,
      The Incumbents love people who think like you.
      It takes a lot of money for a challenger to get the exposure that an Incumbent acquires from several years in office. That’s why the Incumbents work hard to pass any kind of sweet-sounding campaign finance reform regardless of their party affiliation and regardless of the fact that such reforms are an unconstitutional restriction of Free Speech. They will use any dirty trick they can muster to pull the wool over the eyes of the voter and stay in office.
      If you want entrenched politicians vote for campaign finance reform.

      • eddie47d

        Double speak Dave; You have truly gone over the edge.The newcomer in elections can not raise large sums of money and compete with entrenched incumbents.That is why we need Campaign Finance Reform.To limit donations to all and allow the lesser known a chance for a more equal footing. These potential candidates can’t get exposure because of the millions that the two party system rakes in.(At least in the primaries). Your advice only shoots the Libertarians in the foot over and over. Besides,why allow all these crooked politicians to beg the American people for millions to lie to everyone else. What a scam!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          edduhhh!
          Then, if what you say is true, why did the libs try to pass campaign finance THIS year and never before??? Cause they know there’s always a chance an incumbant won’t draw the money they usually do, and a new comer or non-incumbant might!!! They’re running scared edduhh!

  • Mick

    Betty says:
    September 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    Hello Chip,
    I am voting for the democrates. So you and I will cancel out each others vote.
    I tired of the republicans acting like spoiled brats. They have only one
    word they can speak and that is NO.
    You talk about the union goonies, I say you don’t know much about unions. I am proud to come from a union family.
    I know your followers will call me all kind of names and tell me I am unamerican. Let them!
    I will tell you whats wrong with this country. It is the people that don’t have the backbone to support our president. They can’t see beyond there noses. And take everything the left-wingers say as the truth!
    *****************************************
    Betty,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,You seem to imply that people should support OUR President,,Did you support OUR President in the last administration ?????

  • jopa

    Mick;Not just the Americans but the world put their trust and support in the last administration.The Bush and Chaney regime decided they were the toughest gunslingers in town and started to look like bufoons with their silly slogans “fight them over there not here”, “the axis of evil” and so on.Then they not only plundered the US treasury for self gain and their cronies with cost plus contracts and war profiteering.To cut out the middleman they gave credit cards to all the staffers in the party which led to hundreds of millions of tax dollars spent on their personal computers x-boxes blackberries or whatever they or their family members wanted on our tax dollar.Would I vote Republican again, I think not.They drove us in this ditch and we are just starting to get out slowly but surely.

  • Mick

    jopa says:
    September 12, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Mick;Not just the Americans but the world put their trust and support in the last administration.The Bush and Chaney regime decided they were the toughest gunslingers in town and started to look like bufoons with their silly slogans “fight them over there not here”, “the axis of evil” and so on.Then they not only plundered the US treasury for self gain and their cronies with cost plus contracts and war profiteering.To cut out the middleman they gave credit cards to all the staffers in the party which led to hundreds of millions of tax dollars spent on their personal computers x-boxes blackberries or whatever they or their family members wanted on our tax dollar.Would I vote Republican again, I think not.They drove us in this ditch and we are just starting to get out slowly but surely.
    ********************************************************
    jopa……………….
    You obviously have been ignoring all of the signs leading to he decline of our economy…As we all well know, what goes up must come down, it has been working this way for decades but we now have a SO CALLED leader and co. determine to dig the hole to the point of no return, his motive ? Just a guess and the way I see it and many others, it will definitely not benefit America..
    As for your comment about Americans and the world putting their trust in the last Administration,I cannot help but thinking that you’re not very observant or totally deranged ….Bush was hated from the get go by Liberals and many other countries, one is never popular when one is not ready to kiss the azzes of opportunists……………..
    As for the spending of our tax dollars,they’re ALL wrong but Democrats take the cake……………………..

  • MO_50

    I cannot believe how much ignorance there is in these blogs. I believe that Chip Wood was just stating that in the NEXT election it is our responsibility to be better informed WHEN/IF you are going to vote. Those of you who are deciding to just throw your votes away, should reconsider. It is precisely that reason, we have OBAMA today!!! Consider this, a lot of young voters believed they were going to be able to go to college much easier when OBAMA was president, THAT hasn’t happened. There was supposed to be more JOBS, when the CHANGE occurred. THAT hasn’t happened. Everyone would have the opportunity for healthcare. THAT hasn’t happened and it isn’t going to happen!!

    I know of several women who voted for OBAMA as they swooned over him. And how about all the lemmings, that shouted, YES, WE CAN??? And did anyone wonder where all the funding for all his proposed ideas was going to come from? How is your budget working for you, this year? Did anyone get to take a lavish vacation this year, or even a small vacation? Food prices, electricity, fuel and just everyday necessities are becoming more and more expensive. IS this how you intend to throw your VOTES away? OK! SO, you don’t like either party, but if you take your Right to Vote seriously, you may find the candidate that will serve you and our nation into a better future for OUR GRANDBABIES sake.!!!!!!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      MO_50,
      It should have read”yes we can! We just won’t be able to afford the TP for after!!!

  • Tom McWilliams

    I’m a precinct committeeman in Kendall County in Illinois. (Suburban Chicago.) Our current congressman is Bill Foster(left wing nut democrat)
    Running against him for Denny Hastert’s old seat is Randy Hultgren who is cut from the Goldwater/Ron Paul mold. He deserves your support and would be a solid voice for less government and more individual responsibility. Contact him @ http://www.HultgrenforCongress.com and send him some money…..Foster is a tool of the unions and the trial laweys and should be sent packing.

    • Claire

      I will keep this in mind.

    • Jim H.

      Hi Tom, You’ve got a Kane County voter here, that is in agreement. I’m counting the days to Nov.

  • http://www.johndalen.com Rob B.

    Hey!
    Finally someone who is encouraging people to support and stand with candidates who are running against the two parties in one government establishment. I know of a candidate here in South Carolina who is running for Congress in District 3, and is in desperate need of some financial support. He found out that next month there is a televised debate and he has been invited but with conditions. He has met the qualifications that the state requires and he is a member of “The Constitution Party” but the organization sponsoring the debate has stated they want him to prove he has some “substantial” funds to run and the other condition is to show he has “electablility”. Does this sound like a fair and American way to let the voters decide who to vote for? My friend’s name is John Dalen and besides working and providing for his family, he is trying to campaign and it has not been easy. If anyone would like to help John, please contact him through email or you can reach him directly on his cell phone.
    (864) 557-8819
    Thanks and Lord willing, we can start the road back to Constitutional government this coming November.

    • MO50

      Rob B and Tom McWms.

      I think this is an excellent way. It is about WE the people and it takes the media element out of it. Hopefully, there will be others that can encourage such support. Go and vote tomorrow, in the primaries. That counts, too.

  • jopa

    MO5O; Consider yourself one of the ignorant for not knowing that President Obama cut out the middleman bankers for students to obtain financial help with college.It is a much easier process today for students to get student loans.

  • jopa

    Mick; After 911 Bush had 98% of the democrats behind him and gave him powers no other president ever had,The problem started when he thought he was above the law and had to answer to no one.Bush and Chaney should both be locked up today for their abuses to humanity.The world was behind the US until they started acting so stupid.

  • TRUE PATRIOT

    Anyone know what Bush is up to these days? He’s probably out on the college circuit giving eloquent talks to the students! Yeah right, he couldn’t drum up $5.00 from any self-respecting University! Cheney, when he dies they’ll have cut an “X” in the top of his head and screw him into the ground! What a crooked piece of refuse! At least his parents had the foresight to give him a proper fist name! Obama, you can through him in the huge pile with the rest of the sell-outs! I knew he’d never amount to much but he could have at least tried to make it look good! How’s he coming with his new church at ground zero? Hussein, now there’s a good Christian name! I wonder who they’ll drag up to run against him in 2012? I’m sure it will be another fine Christian man! If everyone listens real close outside you can hear a whirring sound coming from the northeast, it’s Thomas Jefferson spinning in his grave!!! I can’t type right now my hands are shaking so bad because I’m so pissed off about how far this country has slid into the depths!!!

  • Don in Ohio

    Chip,
    Nice picture of the Wicked Witch of the West.
    It’s way past time for her to retire. Of course, she’ll collect a big pension forever.

  • Centerist

    It’s a sad state of affairs when Republicans see Boehner as a better suited House speaker than Pelosi. The guy can’t even remember voting FOR the bail out, much less CRYING during the congressional speech.

  • Tanya

    Interesting article, Chip. I love your idea of “voting” with our money. I hadn’t really thought of the influence I can have outside my own state. Wish I had more to “vote” with!

    Unfortunately, I have to disagree with your views on voting against a candidate. My husband and I resolved in the last election to never vote for the “lesser of two evils” again. Evil is evil and Democrats don’t seem to have a corner on it. We’ll only vote for candidates who believe in what is morally right and will uphold our Constitution–crazy I know, but we’ll give our vote to those we believe in or we won’t cast a vote at all.

    On primary day I had a guy call me from my state party and tell me if I voted for the candidates I had researched and chosen and not for who the party leadership had chosen for me, I would regret it. Huh?!? I don’t think merely putting an “R” on the seat is a win at all. We’ve been throwing the bums out for years and all we get is new bums wearing a different label. I’ll vote for what’s right and leave the outcome to God (and dodge a lot of tomatoes for “letting” Democrats win, I guess).

    By the way, I sent a copy of your Constitution quiz to Senate candidate Ron Johnson here in Wisconsin. We should’ve supported Dave Westlake, but Johnson has lots of money, therefore is more likely to “win”. Maybe Johnson will study up on the Constitution and clear up his convictions on abortion so we can vote for him. He really gets it on issues of money, but our other freedoms and the lives of babies and their mothers will also be in his hands if he gets elected. There’s more to governing than just being successful in business,as commendable as that is.

  • ALFRED E. NEUMAN

    Pelosi is a chip off the old MAFIA BLOCK! She is a PIG of the very lowest order,which is where most LEFTWING COMMUNIST PIGS go and that is into POLITICS!
    She has been groomed by her father ALESENDRO, who was also a PIG of the very lowest order.
    So fron SHIT one gets SHIT!

  • jopa

    Alfred e Newman is that really you?Never did read your Mad magazine and now I am glad I did’nt.Calling Nancy Pelosi names you should be ashamed attacking a woman like that.A woman of such beauty and intellect.Your probably one of those wife beaters right?

  • http://beltleash.com Joseph R Carreiro Sr

    In Miller out Murkowski…Alaska
    In Angle out Reid…Nevada
    In Dennis out Pelosi…California
    In O’Donnell out Coons…Delaware
    In Rubio out Crist…Florida
    And any other Rhino’s or Dems with a voting the American people will not accept.

  • Joe

    I’m voting against Christine (the real wicked witch of the east who dabbled in witchcraft) O’ Donnell who owes a lot of money to various people, places and institutions and if you look real closely is the exact duplicate of the #1 airhead former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. There are already too many crooked GOP politicians who take corporate dollars and prostitute themselves to get re-elected and then hand over billions to special interests and the best one yet, send people to war and do not fight themselves.

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