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… Waaah !! [#voter registration][#Pinellas Cty][#Chick-fil-A]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 5th,2016

.. it seems that Florida Dems are a bunch of crybabies !! ..

.. the Pinellas County Board of Elections decided to mount a voter reg drive at dozens of locations around the county . Then Pinellas Cty Dems started wailing . Why ?!?! ..

.. some of the locations that they chose were Chick – fil – A restaurants ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clip ..

.. so , Chick – fil – A tends to be a tad conservative in its philosophy . Whoopie – Doo !! …

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… Yeow !! Nice Touch ! [#David Clarke][#Miz Hillary][#counterattck][#racism]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 25th,2016

.. yeah , it is a case of the pot calling the kettle black ! ..

.. Sheriff Clarke is referring to the Dems and their antics , flinging the ” race card ” at the GOP in general , and the Donald in particular . The Donald has been working to make steady and effective inroads in the Black community . With hopeful success , they just may work …

.. as you might think , the DemoCrap do not like IT > They feel entitled to their supposed ” 95 % ” shre of the black vote that they have gained under His Lordship . normally , that figure has been more like 10 % . So they are flinging the race card . Except that they are flinging it NOW …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to thee blog post // interview segment ..

.. take it from David Clarke himself ..

Wisconsin County Sheriff David Clarke appeared on Fox & Friends Weekend and scolded Hillary Clinton for calling Donald Trump a racist by reminding her that she represents the party of racism.

“This is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black,” Clarke said. He then carefully decimated Clinton over her relationship with Planned Parenthood and the Democratic Party as a whole — and he used his pet name for the presidential candidate:

“Mrs. Bill Clinton is a recipient of the Margaret Sanger Award, as you know, the founder of Planned Parenthood. She was a eugenicist who supported the extermination of the black race. She called the black race a ‘weed.’ She [Clinton] embraces that award, she embraces the support of an organization, Planned Parenthood, that kills more black babies than any other race.

“This is a party, the Democrat Party, that stood in the way of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, that stood in the way of Lincoln trying to free the slaves, that embraced and endorsed and voted for Sen. Robert Byrd, a former Klansman. They welcomed him into the party as they did George Wallace, who stood in the schoolhouse door and said, ‘Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.'”

Given that Clinton’s party is the one historically tied to racism, Clarke said, “I’m not going to sit up here and be lectured by Mrs. Bill Clinton about who’s a racist or who is not a racist.”

Earlier, Clarke lambasted the overuse of the word “racist” and how because of that, it has lost all its meaning:

“You’re a racist. I’m a racist. Everybody’s a racist. This word gets overused, it hardly has any meaning anymore.”

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… A Huge Loss for Gun Controllers [#Arizona]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,November 19th,2014

.. Martha McSally is winning in Arizona ..

.. make it , she is likely to win . the turf that is out is rural Az , her turf . The votes that are still out are because of a malfunctioning ballot machine . It is a master one , one that counts early ballots …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. so , yes , the machine is important , and yes , the ballots [about 3,300 of them] are more likely to favour her , rather than her opponent , Congresscritter Ron Barber …

.. Barber is a former staffer of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords [D-Az] . When she resigned , after her tragic gunshooting , she encouraged Barber to run in her place . Barber did , and won …

.. Barber and McSally faced off in 2012 . Barber did win , but barely . So , you could have figured on a rematch … boy , oh boy , did they ever …

.. this district is one that is slowly trending GOP . So , McSally should be able to hold it for the near future …

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… Congratulations to David Perdue ! [#GOP nomination]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 23rd,2014

.. I wanted to wish congratulations and the best of luck to Georgia businessman David Perdue , who has won the runoff for the GOP nomination for the U. S. Senate race in his state …

.. Perdue is well – placed to hold the seat for the GOP . He is already leading in the projected polls , and he is self – funded . Ergo , he can easily outspend the slime – bombs that the unions and the Dems are bound to throw at him … Also , his name helps ….

.. also , surprisingly , like in Mississippi , the GOP boosted its turnout in a runoff race . That kind of enthusiasm will help greatly in the general election , boosting GOP turnout , especially in the early voting period . It will also send a message to the DemoCraps that they are in deep , deep trouble …

.. hopefully , Perdue can establish a significant lead in the polls . It does not have to be big , but the bigger the better . It will discourage the Dems , and will be of help to Governor Nathan Deal , who faces his own somewhat tough re – election race against state Sen Jason Carter [jimmy Carter ‘ s grandson] …

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… Thad Cochoran is in Big Trouble …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 21st,2014

.. Cochoran is the senior US Senator from Mississippi . He has served 5 terms in the US Senate , and is seeking his 6th term . Before that , he had served in the US House since 1973 …

.. the Tea Party folks saw Cochoran , who is a bit more moderate than most think , as vulnerable . Going after a sitting US Senator is never easy . For those who go after one in a party primary , one must have a death wish …

.. Well , the Tea Party folks turned out to be right . Conservative businessman and Tea Party favourite Chris McDaniel won the primary , but , unfortunately , just missed winning it outright . McDaniel won about 49.8% of the vote , to Thad Cochoran ‘ s 48.9% . Since no one won an absolute majority , there will be a run-off election for the nomination …

.. Do not fret , GOP . Short of an absolute disaster , the winner [my guess would be McDaniel] will be an enormous favourite in November. Mississippi is about as Red a state as you can get , especially in the South …

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… Give ‘ Em Hell , Mia [Love , R – Ut]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,June 12th,2014

.. don’t bet the mortgage on it , but she is a heavy favourite to win in November …

.. her story is both amazing and inspiring . The daughter of Haitain immigrants , and herself the mother of 3 children , she is an extraordinary person …. she has built a business and has served as a Mayor and has served in the Utah leglislature ..

.. [h/t — TAS]..
.. [link] to the blog note …

.. she will inspire you by what she advocates and what she stands for . Then , you might realize that she is both black and female . Which is exactly how she wants to be thought of . Do not ignore her gender or her race , but do not obsess on it , either . Pay attention to her ideas and to what she does and where she stands …

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… It is Joni Ernst in Iowa …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,June 6th,2014

.. she had a very , very good night , getting almost 60.0 % of the Republican primary vote …

.. her ads have been fantastic in the primary . They were in large part a part of the reason that she pulled away from her primary competition . Now , it is off to the general election matchup with Bruce Braley . I like her chances …

.. it will be interesting to see who hits who in the political ad war , and takes over the theme of the campaign . It is always good to take the initiative from your opponent . Carpe Diem , aka , Seize the Day . Never let the initiative go …

.. Go , Joni , Go ! …

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… Carl De Maio has some serious guts [GOP candidate // CA]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 14th,2014

.. if you have not heard of him , you will .

.. around these parts of the country , the answer is , huh ?? ..

.. Carl De Maio is / was a City Councilman in San Diego . He is a fervent and strong , fairly conservative guy . He is also gay . So what ? ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the candidate ‘ s comments ..

.. De Maio ran for Mayor of San Diego in 2012 . Unfortunately , he lost (narrowly) to Bob (Filthy) Filner , who is now gone . He is now running for the 52nd Congressional district seat , one that is currently held by a DemoCrap (I am not sure which one) ..

.. given the circumstances , de Maio would not have an easy time . This year and this time around , he has a real chance of knocking off an incumbent DemoCrap . Good . Whether he is gay or not should not matter . Whether he is electable and can serve well in office is important ..

.. good luck to you , Carl . I for one will be following your race to see what happens …

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… DemoCrap Compares Republican to a Nazi …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 8th,2014

.. yet , it happens every day .

.. in this case , it happened in Missouri . You would think that state legislators would act more like adults …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the audio clip..

.. unfortunately not … the DemoCrap talked down his nose at the Republican (a female) , and he was condascending and extremely patronizing towards her …

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… I Hope Someone Mounts a Ballot Issue [Religious Freedom]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 8th,2014

.. on the Religious Freedom Bill that was subject to a veto by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer this week .

.. obviously , it would have to be in an initiative / referendum state . There are only so many of those around . Hopefully , more than one will be mounted , so that the loonie left cannot concentrate their fire on only one state .

.. Hopefully , Arizona is one of them . Arizona is an initiative / referendum state , so it could have a ballot issue there . Do not leave it out there on the branch of a tree ; have other states mount the issue . Also , preferrably , have one or more big states on the line . Thankfully , my home state [Ohio] is one of them . It would be a terrific driver of turnout for Christians , conservatives , and Tea Partiers .

.. the question is when ? Not this year ; it is too late in the year to mount an initiative battle . Putting it on either the primary or general election ballot next year [2015] ? Maybe … it depends on what kind of turnout that you want … 2016 is a Presidential year . The turnout will be sky – high …. but of who ?

.. It is a good question , but one that deserves the time of day . People deserve to know , openly , that they have their religious freedom to protect themselves from activist gays and lesbians who seek to drive devout Christian believers and their businesses from the public sphere …

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… ObamaCrapCare is a ” Political Imperative ” [and How!] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,November 4th,2013

.. so what else do you expect .

.. John Fund of the National Review and the Wall Street Journal was on FoxNews earlier today . He took out his typical rhetorical

English: Journalist and columnist at CPAC in .

… John Fund , of the National Review … . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

shish – kabob skewer , and nailed the ObamaCraps right on the head . it is a dandy , well worth watching … [link]

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… POTUS is an Arrogant Bastard …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 27th,2013

.. he thinks that he will set the terms of the debate , and no one else ? Worse , he wants to talk to the Mullahs in Qum [Iran] , but not the Republicans ?

.. Or , he will negotiate with the Russians , but not the House Republicans ?

..  How sick and arrogant a bastard is he ? Plenty , on both counts . SecState JohnBoy Kerry talks to the Iranian Foreign Minister ,

ayatullah khamenei

ayatullah khamenei (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and POTUS talks to the new Iranian President , Rowhani (who himself is subservient to the Supreme Leader , Ayatollah Ali Khameni) .

.. This Administration is the most arrogant , abrasive , and boorish White House in our nation ‘ s history . They think that they could do what ever they want , however they want , and why , and the other side will take the blame for an apparent and realistically possible government shutdown ? I do not think so . Obama is a fervent leftist . He has no sense of political touch . Wilhelm der Fibmeister was an immoral bastard , god only knows , but the man was and still is a superb political operator . He is more or less the mirror image of POTUS .

.. What is going to happen ? I am not sure , yet . A shutdown of a least a couple of days , would be my initial wager (at the beginning of October) . I would not be surprised if there would be another one later in the month , around the time for the expiration of the debt limit bill . The fanatical attacks over the budget bill are not helping , that is for sure . Dan Pfeiffer shooting off his mouth , about the Republicans being compared to suicide bombers with bombs strapped to their chests is by far the worst of the bunch .

.. try to cool it down a few notches , guys . otherwise , something really , really bad may well happen …

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… Sick [POTUS hyper – partisan cheap shot] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,September 16th,2013

.. you think that Barack Obama would land some sense of decency , dignity , or reason for dealing with a crisis situation . He has had 5 years (almost) in office to figure it out . Well , guess what ??

.. You would guess wrong .

.. POTUS pulled a real boner out of his hat , today . One would think that he would pull his partisan punches , especially with the Navy Yard shooting just a short distance away . Well , He did not …

[link] [h/t-Real Clear Politics]

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Although ultimately our success will depend on all the innovation and hard work of our private sector, all the grit and resilience of the American people, government is going to have a critical role in making sure we have an education system that prepares our children and our workers for a global economy. The budget Congress passes will determine whether we can hire more workers to upgrade our transportation and communications networks or fund the kinds of research and development that have always kept America on the cutting edge. So what happens here in Washington makes a difference. What happens up on Capitol Hill will help determine not only the pace of our growth, but also the quality of jobs, the quality of opportunity, for this generation and future generations.

The problem is, at the moment, Republicans in Congress don’t seem to be focused on how to grow the economy and build the middle class. I say ‘at the moment’ because I am still hoping that a light bulb goes off here. So far, their budget ideas revolve primarily around even deeper cuts to education. Even deeper cuts that would gut the scientific research and development. Even deeper cuts to America’s infrastructure investment. Our roads, bridges, schools, and energy grid. These are not the policies that would grow the economy faster. They are not the policies that would help grow the middle class. In fact, they do the opposite.

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… I can Understand the “Dream”ers [Immigration issue

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 17th,2013

.. these young people were brought into the country by their parents , and grew up here , and knew no better . However , they are still “illegals . ”

.. I am going to guess that , with a ne immigration bill bill that may well make it through , these young people will have their status legalized . However , the standards are likely to be tighter . The year of arrival is likely to be mored , in which direction , I do not know . Their age at arrival is likely to be lowered . Basically , they will be able to stay , and achieve amnesty .

.. I am pro – immigraion . However , I am very much pro – legal immigration . If there is to be “amnesty , ” there will be one hell of a price to pay for it . One of the highest is that there should be a great deal more legal immigration , based upon skills and skill level . Also , investors , along with STEM , should be emphasized . Also , family reunification should and must be limited to immediate family only . Not to extended family , Uh – unh .

.. I also do support the idea of the “dreamers . ” It must be done in law , not in regulation . What the ObamaCraps have done in the immigration law enforcement is gross perversion of prosecutorial discretion , as well as decency . Legalization must be done in law , not perverted regs . The ObamaCraps should remember to enforce the body of law “as a whole,” and not in pieces and parts …

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… I am Thankful that the R.N.C. agrees with Me …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 16th,2013

.. and that CNN and NBC will not be able to participate in the upcoming debate season . At least one that is sponsored by the

Seal of the RNC

Seal of the RNC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Republican National Committee , or by those of the State parties .

.. A Unanimous vote helps . So would some more concrete steps by the parties to incentivize or penalize the states in continuing to go along . The candidates , well , that is another issue . Getting them to co – operate may not be all that easy . Hopefully , they will see the wisom of the manuveur . Once more than one does so , the other candidates will eventually be forced to follow suit .

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… Ah , D.O.D. , What you are Doing is Circumventing State Law …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 14th,2013

.. in the state in which a base is located .

.. In Ohio , where I am , a base of this size , where there is likely to be such a gay soldier / airman population is at Wright – Patterson Air Force Base . Wright – Pat (for short) is huge , with many thousands of officers and airmen and airwomen . It also has detachments from the other services . These folks , though , have a problem .

.. For them , they have wither to live on base , or within a reasonable distance of the base . That means about 30 to 40 miles . Down there (Wright – Pat is downstate , just northeast of the City of Dayton , actually in Fairborn) , that means those folks live entirely within the state of Ohio . Where , matter of fact , that so – called “Same Sex Marriage” is both illegal , as well as unconstitutional . Huge Oops !

.. Somehow , I do not think that even a significant chunk of the Senate (in Democratic hands , for now) , much less saying the House (which is GOP – controlled) are going to be too thrilled with such a stunt . Circumventing local laws , where marriage is governed , and allowed servicemen and servicewomen to abrogate those local laws is not going to go over very well .

.. You might think why I picked on Wright – Pat ? It is , by far , the largest military base in the state of Ohio . No other one is really in its size class . Also , one other factor . Guess in whose congressional district parts of the base are located ?

.. John Boehner . Yea , Speaker of the House John Boehner . Whoops .

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… Reince Priebus is Right …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 8th,2013

.. If pMSNBC or CNN want to participate in the G.O.P. -sponsored debates , they had better put their consideration of their pro “Hillary” ads on the shelf . For Good ..

.. for the record , CNN is putting on an hour – long documentary on Miz Hillary . pNBC is planning on airing a four – hour

Reince Priebus

… Reince Priebus …

miniseries about you-know-who , about her life from (curiously) 1998 to the present . A further examination of  her earlier life would most certainly dig up some very interesting and juicy nuggets , being …

[-] the Lewinsky Affair , [-] the 1992 and 1996 campaigns , [-] the scandals (take your pick) , her professional life (the Rose Law firm in Little Rock , AR) , along with her actions as a part of the Watergate Committee in the U.S. House . [-] her early life , [-] her college career , including her seniour honours thesis at Wellesley College , and her time at law school , where she met you-know-who …

.. Miz Hillary will have no trouble selling herself . She does , however , have a record , to defend . Not just in the ObamaCrap Administration (as SecState) , but her time in the Senate , and her political activities (including FileGate and the Fundraising scandals) during Wilhelm der Fibmeister ‘ s time degrading the White House . She does not need any help .  And the networks propose to give it to her , anyway ?

.. no , No , Absolutely , HELL NO  ! … Priebus is right on the button . If those networks want to air what are in effect campaign ads for Miz Hillary , then they can forget about participating in any G.O.P. – sponsored debates . Make sure that the “chattering classes” and the consultants get the message . Force them to play ball . Or , they can get themselves frozen out by the party , and the large campaign committees and fundraising efforts that the R.N.C. (and as many state parties as can be browbeaten into line) can bring to bear . Make them hear the message loud and clear !! …

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… It is Open Season on Women , as Long as …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 2nd,2013

.. you are part of the team .

.. If you are a Republican , you are a bad guy or gal . It does not matter how liberal your voting record is , or how much you support so – called ” women ‘ s issues . ” You are part of the wrong team . You support a party that is ” anti – women . ”

.. Ironically , if you are a DemoCrap , you can get away with almost anything . You can touch , feel , grab , or …. , you know . Buzzfeed’s Kate Nocera looks around for Democrat women to opine on A. Weiner, Eliot and Bob Filner — mostly in vain. But liberal Emily’s List jumped to comment.

..A spokeswoman for Emily’s List, a group that works to elect women supportive of abortion rights, argued the difference between Filner’s — or Weiner’s or Spitzer’s for that matter — behavior and that of Republican gaffe-prone men has to do with the legislative priorities of the GOP.

“The difference is that Republicans’ words and personal actions are backed up by an actual party legislative agenda that hurts women — this stuff goes from infuriating and outrageous to genuinely frightening when they’re trying to back it up with real live laws that roll back the clock to a time when women were treated as second class citizens,” Emily’s List Communications Director Jess McIntosh said. “Akin only mattered because Republicans had already tried to redefine rape in legislation — the Republicans gaffing all over the place when it comes to women are not outliers. They are reflective of their party’s actual agenda.”

.. Weed through the rhetoric and red herrings and Emily’s List’s meaning is plain: As long as Democrat men support a certain set of laws, they can do whatever they want, at home, in their offices, wherever, to whomever they want. Bob Filner swats his subordinates on the rear and tells them not to wear panties to work. That’s cool with Emily’s List! Supporting abortion on demand is a Get Out of Jail Free! card for boors and cads. Bill Clinton was a true trailblazer.

.. I wonder, does it ever occur to the folks at Emily’s List that some of these boors and cads just support abortion as a means to getting power, access, and sex ?

LEC here , again — it should never be open season , on anyone , ever . People should be treated with love and respect and decency . They should be respected and admired , not ogled and leered at . Be gracious gentleman , at all times . Your reputation is your be – all and end all . Without it , you are nothing .

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… A Superb Moral Speech [Elbert Guillory] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 22nd,2013

.. and , not bad on the politics , either .

.. Up until recently , who had heard of Elbert Guillory ? To be honest , I had not . Not a clue . Then , all of a sudden , BANG ! Hey , what he did took some serious brass . Most officeholders do not have the guts to do it . This guy did . Not only that , he is going to stay in office , and in his current district , and run for re – election . The DemoCraps are going to come after him with both gun barrels blazing , I will guarantee you that . But , State Senator Guillory [R-La] has already been through the toughest parts of the test .

.. I am going to provide for you the text of his speech , courtesy of RealClearPolitics . There is no way to know how long that the video of his speech will be carried in RCP ‘ s archives . A long time , yes , but , I have no idea . However , the text is equally powerful …

.. since WordPress does not support the format that RCP uses , I will provide a link to the video [here] .

Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.

Hello, my name is Elbert Lee Guillory, and I’m the senator for the twenty-fourth district right here in beautiful Louisiana. Recently I made what many are referring to as a ‘bold decision’ to switch my party affiliation to the Republican Party. I wanted to take a moment to explain why I became a Republican, and also to explain why I don’t think it was a bold decision at all. It is the right decision — not only for me — but for all my brothers and sisters in the black community.

You see, in recent history the Democrat Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people. Somehow it’s been forgotten that the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement with one simple creed: that slavery is a violation of the rights of man.

Frederick Douglass called Republicans the ‘Party of freedom and progress,’ and the first Republican president was Abraham Lincoln, the author of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was the Republicans in Congress who authored the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments giving former slaves citizenship, voting rights, and due process of law.

The Democrats on the other hand were the Party of Jim Crow. It was Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners. It was the Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who championed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, but it was Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the bill.

You see, at the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and powerful big government can be the benefactor of social justice for all Americans. But the left is only concerned with one thing — control. And they disguise this control as charity. Programs such as welfare, food stamps, these programs aren’t designed to lift black Americans out of poverty, they were always intended as a mechanism for politicians to control black the black community.

The idea that blacks, or anyone for that matter, need the the government to get ahead in life is despicable. And even more important, this idea is a failure. Our communities are just as poor as they’ve always been. Our schools continue to fail children. Our prisons are filled with young black men who should be at home being fathers. Our self-initiative and our self-reliance have been sacrificed in exchange for allegiance to our overseers who control us by making us dependent on them.

Sometimes I wonder if the word freedom is tossed around so frequently in our society that it has become a cliché.

The idea of freedom is complex and it is all-encompassing. It’s the idea that the economy must remain free of government persuasion. It’s the idea that the press must operate without government intrusion. And it’s the idea that the emails and phone records of Americans should remain free from government search and seizure. It’s the idea that parents must be the decision makers in regards to their children’s education — not some government bureaucrat.

But most importantly, it is the idea that the individual must be free to pursue his or her own happiness free from government dependence and free from government control. Because to be truly free is to be reliant on no one other than the author of our destiny. These are the ideas at the core of the Republican Party, and it is why I am a Republican.

So my brothers and sisters of the American community, please join with me today in abandoning the government plantation and the Party of disappointment. So that we may all echo the words of one Republican leader who famously said, ‘free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last.’

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… His Royal Preachyness pitches a Failure [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 18th,2013

.. health insurance costs spiraling …

.. choices falling , or non – existent …

.. taxes bound to go up …

..With his healthcare reform under attack and Americans increasingly skeptical of  its benefits, President Barack Obama went on the offensive Thursday, announcing  the program will put $500 million into consumers’ pockets this summer and  claiming it has lowered insurance rates by $3.4 billion .
.. Obama, flanked by a dozen people who have received  rebates or have seen their insurance rates go down, estimated the average check  would be about $100, evidence he claimed showed the program is working.
..The president’s speech, his third address solely to tout Obamacare this year,  signals a renewed effort to promote the controversial law as it faces a new round of withering  attacks from Republicans who on Wednesday held two votes to repeal key  provisions of the law.

Republicans were quick to respond on  Thursday. House Speaker John Boehner insisted the GOP would continue  fighting Obamacare.

“The law has to go,” Boehner said after the president’s speech, vowing  to continue to work to “fully repeal the president’s healthcare law in its  entirety once and for all.” “Fairness is a basic tenet of our society,” Boehner said  at a press briefing Thursday. “And it is the bare minimum the American people  should expect from their government. But too often under this president, they  aren’t seeing it.”

Obama accused the  Republicans of playing politics by continuing to attack Obamacare.
“I  mention all this because [Wednesday], despite all the evidence that the law is  working the way it is supposed to for middle-class Americans, Republicans in the  House of Representatives voted for nearly the 40th time to dismantle it,” Obama  said.

“We’ve got a lot of important work to do,” Obama said. “Yet  instead, we are refighting these old battles. Sometimes I just try to figure out  why. Maybe they think it’s good politics. But part of our job here is to not  always think about politics.”

House GOP leaders seized on the Obama  administration’s surprise move last week  to delay the start of an employer  mandate to provide health  insurance or pay hefty fines. The White House rolled back the start from  2014 to 2015 to give businesses more time to comply with the law.

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… What I think the House Could Do [One Possibility]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 15th,2013

What the House Should Do

.. Now that S.744 has passed the Senate, and the baton has been passed to the lower chamber, the House of Representatives has been afforded a significant opportunity to change the debate on immigration reform. It is imperative that it takes it.

.. The fundamental problem with the bill is what it does with legal immigration. Instead of reforming our Ted Kennedy-inspired, irrational 60s-era immigration regime, it perpetuates it and even makes it worse. Thus, the Bill authorizes somewhere between 30 million and 60 million new legal immigrants over the next ten years, 90% of them low-skill and low-wage.This is exactly what it does, once again eschewing merit-based immigration for a family-based system and privileging low-skilled immigration uber alles.

.. In responding to the Senate, the first thing that the House should do is to split up the issues. Republicans should insist that they are presented with one bill that deals with the border and the illegal population, and another bill (at  least) that covers legal reform. There is no reason whatsoever why advocates of amnesty should have to sign on to sweeping legal reform, and there is no reason whatsoever why those who want to change the legal system should have to acquiesce with border measures that they dislike. Immigration is a problem, but is not a crisis in the sense that the invasion of Pearl Harbor was a crisis. Contrary to the cries of some, America has the time to debate properly measures that will define who joins the polity over the next two decades and more. It should take that time.

If I had carte blanche, I would have the House start over on the legal side.

. There are a few good things in the Senate bill — the abolition of the Green Card lottery among them. But it fails to bring immigration law into line with what, in my experience, Americans think that immigration law is. And, worse, it builds on a 1965 law that was deeply unpopular at the time and that has done precisely what its advocates swore blind that it would not. The House should put together
a bill — or, better, a series of bills — that would, among other things, abolish the green card lottery, limit family-based immigration to spouses and children,  greatly increase high-skilled visas, institute a limited Bracero-style temporary worker  program, require English proficiency for permanent residency (not visas), and feature a modest version of the DREAM Act . Most important, it would invert the
balance between skills-based and family-based immigration in the favor of the  former. And it would make it clear that the total number of legal immigrants  should at the very least remain the same and should certainly not increase,  possibly drawing any amnesty visas granted to illegals from an overall total.

.. Having done these things, it should send the bill to the Senate for approval. If  the Senate refuses, so be it. The status quo is better than is S.744, and  Americans appear barely to care about the issue. Immigration reform is  neccesary, but not so necessary that anything will do. John Boehner will do well  if he remembers that.

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… Why ObamaCrapCare will Kill ImmigrationCrapBill , for Now …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 15th,2013

… why ObamaCrapCare will probably kill ImmigrationCrapBill , for now …

In delaying the employer mandate, Obama shows his disregard for the rule of law.

.. There are many reasons why immigration reform is in trouble, ranging from the  fact that immigration is not currently a burning political issue , to the inherent  complexity and internal contradictions of a 1,200-page bill.

.. There is another less-discussed reason. The Obama administration’s instinctive dishonesty and contempt for the rule of law are finally catching up with it. Few Republicans in the House — even those who devoutly want immigration reform — trust the Obama administration to enforce with consistency and integrity anything that passes Congress.

.. Take the Monstrosity of a law that’s been dubbed “Obamacare.” When it passed back in 2010, the law was clear on many points. It decreed that beginning in 2014, any company with more than 50 full-time employees would be required to offer them health-care insurance or pay stiff fines. But it’s been impossible, in the three years since the law’s passage, to work out the Byzantine requirements of that mandate.

.. Max Baucus (D., Mont.) said in a congressional hearing he feared that Obamacare’s implementation would result in a “train wreck,” and many other Democrats have come to share his anxiety. White House aides fretted that enforcing the mandate’s timetable would hurt job creation in the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections and put Democratic control of the Senate in jeopardy.

.. The White House could have handled the problem as the Constitution envisioned  and opened up negotiations with Congress to change the law. But it quickly  concluded that the Republican House would demand too much in exchange for any  adjustment to the law. So instead the administration had a blog item quietly posted on the Treasury’s website just before the July Fourth holiday.
A Treasury official claimed that the administration has “longstanding administrative authority to grant transition relief when implementing new  legislation like the ACA.” Oh, really? Even though the law is quite clear that the mandate shall be effective as of 2014?

.. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, says the announcement represents “policy by blog  post” and that it is “another in a string of extra legal actions” that President Obama has used to evade laws and the intent of Congress. He noted earlier this year that the Obama administration was interpreting the health-care law to
provide tax credits in health exchanges even if states refused to set them up.

.. “As a former constitutional-law teacher, President Obama must know that this  action gets into very questionable constitutional territory,” Issa told the  Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call. “It also paves the way for future administrations to simply not enforce parts of Obamacare they don’t believe are functioning well.”

.. Ultimately, the greatest damage from delaying the employer mandate may come in  the way it solidifies House Republican doubts about the immigration bill.  Representative Phil Roe (R., Tenn.), chairman of an Education and Workforce  subcommittee, says that he doubts the administration can be trusted to enforce  the will of Congress when it comes to border security or any other part of the
immigration bill. “They have shown no respect for traditional Constitutional separation of powers, and that makes it difficult to pass laws where the fear is  that they will simply ignore the parts they don’t like,” he tells me. The Obama administration has not hesitated to simply ignore the clear language of Obamacare. Why wouldn’t it disregard the immigration bill in the same way? In addition, the Gang of Eight bill is stuffed with instances of discretion – in other words, opportunities for administrative meddling. It includes 222 mentions of the word “may” and 153 uses of “waive.” That’s an awful lot of discretion to hand to an administration that is expert at interpreting laws creatively to suit whatever political advantage it desires.

.. But our system wasn’t designed by the Founding Fathers to be efficient . Our system was designed that an important part of the system was that the government itself would respect the system , and live by its rules in spirit , as well as by its letter . Indeed , it was designed to rein in the arbitrary and capricious use of power. The growing belief that the Obama administration cannot be trusted to respect the rule of law may prove to be one of the biggest obstacles it faces in passing the immigration reform it so powerfully desires.

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… I do not Think So , Luis (immigration reform) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 4th,2013

.. there are sometimes that the DemoCraps can be so abrasive , arrogant , and disgusting . Here is one of them  . Luis Gutierrez (D-Il) seems to think that the DummyCraps are going to get their way on immigration reform . Don ‘ t be so sure about that , Luis …


Gutierrez: ‘I Have Come to the Conclusion that GOP Majority Has No Understanding’

Official portrait of United States House Speak...

Official portrait of United States House Speaker (R-Ohio). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the House negotiators on immigration reform said Republicans “cannot stop” a bill from moving forward.

“I have come to the conclusion that the Republican majority in the House of Representatives has no understanding, just does not comprehend the depth, the width, the broadness of the American people’s support for comprehensive immigration reform, and, unfortunately, our movement for immigration reform spent all of its energy, fortunately successfully in getting the bill through the Senate,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said on MSNBC.

“…We’re going to be together on this, but so are some pundits on some other TV stations that aren’t quite with the issue in the past,” he continued. “Look, you cannot stop this. And when it is felt, I really believe that you’re going to get a vote of the majority.”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intends to meet with his caucus July 10 to gauge “majority of the majority” support for bringing the Senate bill, which passed last week, to the floor.

“Having said that, look, we’re also going to be smart and practical and flexible. We need to give a safe place for Republicans, and there are dozens of them. Like Paul Ryan and like Rubio in the Senate and others that put that bill together, and Paul Ryan who I know is going to help us put it together in the House of Representatives. We need to give them a bipartisan space,” Gutierrez continued in his strategizing.

, member of the United States House of Represe...

Rep Luis Gutierrez (D-Il) , member of the United States House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“So here’s what the speaker says. He says we’re not going to accept the Senate version. We don’t have to accept the Senate version. We can come with a version from the House of Representatives and we can go to conference and we can come out with a bill that the president can probably sign.”

Gutierrez predicted that a conference committee to forge a final bill wouldn’t be “dissimilar in terms of fundamental issues,” such as a path to citizenship for the 11 million estimated illegal immigrants in the country.

“Before the Republicans kind of had an argument. Well, when the Democrats were in charge and Obama was elected president, they didn’t bring about comprehensive. They had their chance and they blew it. And they’re really not that serious about it,” he said.

LEC here — it will be a conservative bill that reaches POTUS ‘ desk . And POTUS will have to live with it . What form that bill will take , as of yet , I am not sure of ,  at this time . Many parts of the HOUSE GOP Caucus are jockeying for position on what they want . But  , the great mass of the caucus , from the most liberal , to the most conservative , are pretty much united on two particular things .

.. One is Amnesty . They aer not wild about it . If there is any chance of them having  to deal with it , then # 2 is an absolute must , and a deal breaker . Border Security must come first . No ifs , ands , or buts about it , and virtually no discretion for

the Administration . Also , likely , another bill to make things permanent , to hold the ObamaCraps feet to the fire .

.. I will tell you this . The Senate immigraion bill is a non – starter in the House . There is far too much discretion given to the Administration . Even more is given to  the Secretary of Homeland Security . With all of the scandals flying around , and the lack of trust , no way will the GOP give the ObamaCraps that much rope with which to hang themselves .

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… Let Us See if POTUS is that Dumb …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 12th,2013

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

… U. S. Sen Ted Cruz [R – Tx] …

.. POTUS is in Texas on this day , on some bogus new jobs tour . So he is down there in Texas trying to take credit for the success of others .

.. Oh , and he also wants to make Senator Ted Cruz the “ face of the Republican Party . ”

By coming to Texas, the president wants to frame the two poles of our broken   policy debate this way: Obama’s White House (compromise) vs. Cruz-type   Republicans (obstruction). …

Political veteran Bob Van der Plaats, a Christian conservative leader in the   politically important state of Iowa, puts it this way: “What Obama wants to do   is come into Texas and say, look at how great everything is and to take credit   for something that really isn’t his. And without saying it, he’s saying you’ve   got this Sen. Ted Cruz who wants to be the fly in the ointment. Tell him to   fall in line.” (Read More)

.. That is funny , and I hope that it works. I hope he does make Cruz the face of the GOP. Cruz does actually stands for something . He could turn out to be the best thing that’s happened to the GOP since Reagan.

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… Voter I.D. , once again …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 31st,2013

my take – the voter id issue needs to be addressed . the consistent horsing around on it is getting to be ridiculous .

We as voters deserve to have consistent voting laws . We also deserve to have voting laws that make sense , that act to preserve people ‘ s rights , and act to prevent fraud . politicians , and in this case , state legislators , will mess around , until pressure is brought to bear …

Also , on the conservative side , the potential of an initiative or referendum to implement a conservative – oriented voting bill , or even constitutional amendment , has to be brought to bear , in order to get the legislature ‘ s attention , in order that they will get off their butts , and pass something more to our liking …


Contrary to popular belief , voter fraud is real , and is a problem . a serious problem , no , not now . but it is a problem that needs to be addressed . and not in a politically correct fashion ! …

Ohio House may again debate divisive voter photo ID issue

Robert Higgs, The Plain Dealer [01312013]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Legislation to require voters to show a photo ID at

polling places, a divisive issue leading up to the 2012 election in Ohio

and across the nation, appears ready to make a return appearance in the

Ohio House.


Rep. Mike Dovilla, chair of the House Policy and Legislative Oversight

Committee, says there is interest among House Republicans for such

legislation. He doubts he will sponsor it, but acknowledged it likely

would go through his committee.


“I suspect that there remains interest in a bill of that nature,”

Dovilla, a Berea Republican, said Wednesday. “We think there is broad

support in the public.”


Similar legislation moved through the House in 2011 . It required

voters show a photo identification at polling places to verify their identity. The acceptable forms of ID were driver’s licenses , state

issued ID cards, passports and military identification cards.


In Ohio, as in other states where the issue was debated, supporters

touted the laws to ensure voting integrity and thwart voter fraud.

Opponents made equally passionate cries of voter suppression.


Ultimately, the photo ID requirement was removed last year to avoid a state referendum.


Republicans hold strong majorities in both the Ohio House and Senate and

could push through legislation now. But if it is reintroduced, expect

hot debate.


“I think the broad approach toward election reform is that you want a

system where there’s the greatest possible integrity,” Dovilla said.

“There’s nary a thing in society that you can do where you don’t need to

show ID of some sort.”


Ensuring integrity of the ballot and creating a barrier to voter fraud

is important, he said. “The onus, I think, is on those who oppose this.”


Democrats are quick to counter. Requiring people to have an official ID

creates a burden that can keep some, particularly poorer voters, from

being able to vote, they say. They liken it to a tax on voting.


“We would have very serious concerns about such a proposal,” said Rep.

Kathleen Clyde a Kent Democrat and, a member of Policy and Legislative

Oversight Committee.


“An ID requirement is kind of a veiled way of having a poll tax, where

you’re requiring people to pay to have a photo ID,” Clyde said. Getting

a state-approved ID could be a financial and logistical problem for the

poor if they have to pay for documents needed to get an ID and have to

find transportation to proper offices.”


Dovilla suggested that the ID could be free for those found to be

indigent. “We want to make sure people have access to this.”


Clyde counters that people should not have to prove they are poor to be

able to vote. “Is that the process we want for our elections?”


Rep. Teresa Fedor, a Toledo Democrat, disputed the ballot integrity issue.


“There’s no outrageous amount of fraud,” she said. “It’s just a

ginned-up issue.


“You just get tired of beating back these non issues.”


Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted did not support the photo ID

requirement in the 2011 bill. His spokesman said Wednesday that Husted

would not comment on the issue now until specific legislation is



Dovilla expects that likely would be soon.


“Election bills tend to move in the first year of a two-year session

like this,” he said. “You don’t want to get into the guts of the

election cycle and then have people from either side saying you’re

trying to move the goalposts.”

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… Good Bye Barack !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 6th,2012

… I have checked out Ohio ‘ s early voting information . I am a C.P.A., with a speciality in tax accounting , and i can handle numbers. the numbers are available at the United States Election Project at George Mason University , for those of you who are interested …

[-] early vote — Democrat (OH) — the early vote for the DemoCraps in Ohio was not what anyone expected . It was down in a number of Democrat – leaning counties (Cuyahoga, in particular, also Mahoning , Ashtabula, & Franklin …

[-] early vote — Republican (OH) — the early vote for our side turned out much better than I could have hoped . In Ohio , 18 to 20 counties had increases of more than 10.0% in their early vote . All but two were Republican – leaning ones …

[-] exit polls — yea , i know , i know , they are exit polls . but they are some good , if you can pull anything out of them . I did . the electorate appears to be one of,  at best D+1 or D+2. That is very good news for the GOP. Most polls taken have been ones with assumptions of D+4 to as much (ridiculously) as D+12. It appears that it is not the case .

[-] Bill Cunningham — radio host from Cincinnati — I picked up his report to Sean Hannity on  the action downstate . He is as good as it gets , and from what he is saying , the news from downstate in and around Cincinnati and Hamilton County is excellent .

… I believe Barack Obama will lose Ohio , and by around 160k to 180k votes . It is not what one would hope for , but it should be enough . and , god willing , it will make Mitt Romney our next President …

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… Go Mia , Go , Go , Mia , Go !!!! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 6th,2012

{courtesy of Legal Insurrection}

… I have become a big fan of Mia Love , ever since I first heard her in an interview , both on “Hannity” on the  Fox News Channel, and

Alan and Mia Love

Mia Love , with her husband Alan at left (Photo credit: denalidog)

on Sean ‘ s radio show , which I have listened to , on and off , since he was the weekend man @ WABC 770 AM in New York City . She is an amazing woman , an extraordinary woman , a self – made woman , a religious woman (a convert from Roman Catholicism to Mormonism), an immigrant of distinguished standing , and the current elected mayor of Saratoga Springs …

… and , god – willing , the next congresswoman from the newly created 4th district of Utah . Also , she would be the first elected female Black Republican in our nation ‘ s history …

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… God Bless You , Artur Davis …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 6th,2012

, U.S. Congressman.

Artur Davis

… Hey , folks , on a day like today , I wanted to repost this argument on the behalf of Mitt Romney , one that was made by former Congressman , then a Dem , now a conservative Republican , Artur Davis

…  by

If it turns out the life of Barack Obama’s presidency is measured in months, left-leaning analysts will agonize over what went so wrong. Their explanations will range from confusion over how a stunningly gifted orator never mastered the greatest national pulpit, to consternation about the intransigence of Republicans and the eruption of the Tea Party, to sober hand-wringing about the intractable nature of 21st Century democracy.

But the mourning will not match the genuine misery and perplexity many Americans feel regarding the state of the nation. For all the explanations of how Obama has fallen short of his promise, the simplest one is in the discontent of those 23 million plus individuals who are under or unemployed, some for such long stretches that they have fallen through the cracks of the government’s official statistics. These men and women are the source of a national fury over why things are the way they are, and they and the Americans who know them have proved resistant to deflecting responsibility or changing the subject.

To be sure, as his defenders never cease to point out, Obama was greeted with the debris of a national calamity. The country seemed to be teetering on the edge of depression for stretches in late 2008 and early 2009, a casualty of a Washington environment that privileged and made unaccountable the giant government sponsored housing enterprises and a reckless Wall Street culture that took the risk out of lending for the mortgagor. But rather than tackle the crisis with single-mindedness, Obama veered off in too many scattered directions: a stimulus whose legacy is a slew of poor returns on investments in alternative energy and uncompleted construction projects, a partisan healthcare law that drained off a year of the administration’s efforts, a massive overhaul of the carbon producing economy that was too unwieldy for even many Democrats to embrace, a financial industry bill that has not stopped excessive leveraging in the capital markets. The portfolio is one that Obama and his allies have strained to explain, much less justify.

So much of the defense of Obama’s results is weighted with excuses. But the record is one that Democrats would be mortified by if it had John McCain’s name on it: unemployment ratcheting up to as much as 10% before it headed back down; the limpest recovery in modern times; staggering levels of poverty among minorities and children; appalling losses of middle income savings and stagnant worker wages. It is an inventory that has caused millions of American to lose faith in both Wall Street and Washington, and that has left America decidedly more stratified between rich and poor (imagine the Democratic angst if a McCain recovery had left massive corporate profits while workers stayed in an uncertain, desperate state, precisely the state of play for the second half of Obama’s terms)

The debates, especially the first one in Denver, signaled how thin the prospective agenda for four more years really is: beyond the old pledge to add to the tax burden on American small businesses and entrepreneurs—an eventuality that would barely dent the deficit—and generalized promises to try again on tax reform, immigration, and energy policy, the cupboard seems light, without much reason to think that initiatives that Obama’s own party balked at would suddenly become viable. There is certainly little that would rally Americans who have lost ground on Obama’s watch.

It is impossible to assess Obama without addressing the central Democratic thesis about why he has disappointed. From African American talk shows to the editorial pages of the nation’s establishment papers, the argument is advanced that Obama has been undone by a ferocious kind of Republican opposition. The case does not survive scrutiny: Mitch McConnell’s vaunted pledge to impede Obama was made with a weakened hand of forty Republican votes in the Senate, not even enough to sustain the dreaded filibuster. Even the addition in early 2010 of one more GOP seat did not result in actual blockage of one Obama initiative during the first two years of this presidency. To a degree that Obama’s partisans don’t understand or won’t concede, the entirety of his economic agenda was written into law in those first two years.

The bracing truth is not that Obama was denied a chance to govern, but that the government he produced has proved so unappealing and been so inadequate to the challenges of the times. The healthcare reform, Obama’s most notable victory, is illustrative. The law’s convoluted path, the single instance since the thirties of a party-line vote carrying landmark legislation, has contributed to Washington’s distance from Main Street. That gap will only grow more distressing as middle income Americans are subject to new taxes if they don’t purchase insurance, as small businesses minimize their work force to avoid the law’s mandates, and the estimates of higher premiums touch the pockets of ordinary families.

Obviously, the case against Obama is just one half of the equation in this election. Mitt Romney’s campaign took time to find its footing, and the exigencies of winning his party’s nomination damaged his standing for months. But as Romney has come into full view, it is evident that his central virtue is experience in effectively managing complex systems, a trait rare in national politicians. As much as the President demonized it, Romney’s development of Bain Capital into a private equity model required him to master the challenge of maximizing investor earnings in extremely unfavorable circumstances: Romney’s tenure there was a consistent narrative of turning companies around and if anything, his campaign should have touted it more. His gubernatorial term in Massachusetts happens to be exactly what a successful presidency would require, from a capacity to bargain with as well as outmaneuver a hotly partisan opposition, to a willingness to experiment with the fine points of policy. Romney’s is the record of a consistent conservative, but not one who would wage his own distracting counter-revolution. His history is one of grappling with hard political questions while showing a respect for the side of a dispute that does not share his views.

Critics will argue that Romney’s tax and spending cut proposals are too weighted toward the wealthy, and there is no question that like any set of campaign promises, the details will need to be refined. (The governor’s plans are notably more specific than Obama’s wafer-thin outline on healthcare and financial reform in 2008). But Romney has laid down a marker that he can be judged by, that consists of prioritizing budget discipline and that evokes strategies that even many Democrats embrace, like scaling back the corporate tax rate and simplifying the tax code. The blueprint is the basis for an authentic bipartisan compromise in 2013.

There is one final story: one of how the Obama administration misread the American people by governing against the sentiments of a center-right country and confusing its isolation with moral authority. It is the signature not just of a flailing presidency but a weakened liberal philosophy. Herein lies the final Obama tragedy: an inability to refashion his party’s philosophy in a way that strengthened public trust. The case that another term would magically improve things rests too much on blind faith, and Obama has drawn from that well once before. The national interest demands a change in our leadership…

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… a Takedown for Linda McMahon …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012

Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wresting En...

Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wresting Entertainment and Republican candidate for Senate in Connecticut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

… a job well done for Linda McMahon . So far , So good . …

… she has run a very adept campaign for the U S Senate once again , this time around . Well , it also helps that she is not facing another well – known and statewide – known candidate . Representative Chris Murphy [D-Ct] is definitely not in Richard Blumenthal ‘ s weight class …

… I wonder how Blumenthal will like having her as the ” potential ” junior senator for their state . Hmmm …

… Well , here is a sample of them in combat …

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… a Potential Game Changer in Missouri ? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

… i repeat ,  it is a potential game changer …

… it appears Sen Claire McCaskill and her husband , Joseph Shepard    , got caught making up to nearly $39 million in revenue from public housing subsidy contracts , and did not disclose it . Not on her U S Senate financial disclosure form(s) . Most possibly , not even on their tax returns . How many ways other than “Six Ways from Sunday” can you say stupid . Even worse , corrupt . Even more of a problem , criminal …

… Forget about her Senate financial disclosure forms . How about releasing the relevant years of federal income tax returns . Both of them are in very deep trouble . Not to mention her campaign against Todd Akin …

… Yea , I know , Akin stuck his foot waaaay into his mouth . But Missouri is in the heart of the Bible Belt , folks . Their tolerance for corruption is far lower than that of an idiot sticking his foot in his mouth …

… This election is back in the tossup category . It may even be potentially be within reach for Akin , if he can prosecute the argument adequately …

{gateway pundit}

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