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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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I did my level best to keep an open mind during last night’s debate, which is more than I can say for some of my email detractors. You folks really need to consider anger management classes. With that said, I think not many minds were changed by this last meeting of President Obama and Governor Romney. I did feel the President sounded more like the challenger rather than the incumbent. But overall, the stark contrasts between the two men and their ideologies was only reinforced.
I have framed this election for the last four years as a battle for the soul of this country. I stand by that assessment even more steadfastly today. In the end, folks will have to do a great deal of gut checking when they go into the voting booth. And while there will always be the party loyalists who vote their emotions instead of on the basis of truth, this election will ultimately be decided when clear-headed individuals make a conscious choice in terms of where they see our country in twenty years.
With the debates now over, I cannot remember a more divided America. Sadly, this is our own doing and not that of some political boogie man conjured up by either side. We have failed in so many ways to safeguard that which was entrusted to us, and are therefore left to fight over what the founders had intended to be so much more clear. Our value system is in chaos and the minority has paralyzed an entire culture, because so many have chosen apathy and political correctness over the time-tested principles of individual liberty and accountability. Dependency is now revered and success is demonized. Revisionist history is the norm and few of our children are learning the greatness of America or of those who gave their futures to keep it that way.
Nonetheless and in the simplest of terms, for Governor Romney to become President there must be enough voters out there who understand, our current direction will erode and eventually erase the exceptionalism which has made The United States the greatest arrangement for mankind in all of human history. And for President Obama to remain President, there must be enough voters who have become comfortable with a globalist, big government, big debt and “live in the moment” application. On November 6, 2012, the world will know whether “We the People” shall rise up from adversity once again, and unite to leave our children a better future as we have done for generations, or whether we will simply be another political punch-line, remembered only for the missed opportunity of having learned the lessons of history. Please put any ill-conceived or resentment filled rhetoric in its proper place and vote your conscience this November…There is much at stake…
I always find it amusing when the Libs cry “FOX” foul every time Hannity gets out of bed in the morning. Love him or hate him, Hannity is versed on the issues and does not let his Right Wing politics cloud Constitutional reality. Sadly, this cannot be said for Chris Matthews and the rest of the “main stream” media.
Reading and understanding the Constitution is not a difficult thing. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to engage in the American political discourse. In fact, the individuals who penned the document intended it to be simple but rock solid in terms of its foundational properties. So when I hear the likes of Matthews spouting off about how Constitutionally, one cannot challenge the President, I have to wonder what this man’s credentials are to host a prime time cable news program, other than maybe being an undisciplined political hack with anger management issues, and a “bromance” crush on Bill Clinton. What a disgrace.
The simple truth is, much of the media today leans Left. To say otherwise is to intentionally live with your head firmly positioned up your backside. Consequently, President Obama has been afforded an unprecedented level of quasi collaboration with the press, many of whom manipulate and misrepresent things like Constitutional intent to make their case for his policies. From his candidacy through his Presidency, scrutiny of the POTUS by ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/MSNBC has been rare and fleeting. Moreover, when agencies like FOX attempt to vet this man of lofty title, venerable praise, but little in the way of actual resume, they and others are labeled racists and liars, even in the face of indisputable facts and figures. This is a big reason Election 2012 is so important. In the end, if we refuse the lessons of history, and bargain for undeniable truth with those who would have us believe something less for political correctness sake, then how can we possibly leave a clear path for our posterity to follow?
President Barack Obama is the standard-bearer for a party high-jacked by revisionists and those who despise the hard-fought exceptionalism which made this nation great. In as much as we must turn from the Obama iceberg, Mitt Romney has the executive experience, character and drive to at least begin what will be the lengthy and arduous process of “real” and sound economic recovery for The United States of America.
Just a couple of observations. (If) we are to believe the polls, Governor Romney did exactly what he needed to do and took the fight to the President. He was on message, articulate and described what is the most basic but important part of this election, “the vivid contrast” between two visions for America. And while the President did seem a bit disinterested and smug, that actually didn’t surprise me one bit.
Now I won’t get into why I feel the POTUS is not necessarily the “likable” guy many folks seem to think he is. I might just let the recently revealed tapes of a couple of very divisive speeches he made before he was elected speak for themselves on that matter. Consequently, I definitely got the feeling the Obama camp was trying mightily not to appear outside of that “likability” comfort zone. Let’s face it, Romney pretty much showed that’s really all they have. Arguably however, this is only the first debate. And judging from the “Shame Stream Media” response thus far, they will be out in full force today to spin this to the President’s advantage as best they can.
The simple truth is that in November, “We the People” will in fact have to do exactly what Governor Romney said last night, and choose between two very different ideological directions for our country. One thing is for certain after watching last night’s contest though, and that is neither of the candidates attempted to hide theirs. Using only this as a benchmark, I score the night a tie.
I watched and listened to the amazing Condoleezza Rice, Marco Rubio and folks like Artur Davis and Mia Love speak down in Tampa, and it made me think about the hypocrisy of the Left when they attempt to label Republicans as racially or gender biased. I listened to the stories of these people who refused to be swayed from the “American Dream” by the mischaracterizations and lies of the Left, these people who would not sacrifice their shot at the best possible future by any phony excuses and politically driven rhetoric.
So as I turned back to the internet to do my research for the morning release, what did I find? The Left Wing attack machine had high jacked the Wikipedia page of Mia Love, and filled it with such vile and hateful crud, that I simply won’t repeat it here. This Mayor of Saratoga Springs and daughter of Haitian immigrants, who is a rising star in the Republican Party, has been railed against and vilified for one simple fact, and that is she is indeed a Republican. You see, people like Love make it very hard to exploit the notion of racial or gender bias on the part of the Right. These attractive and honest success stories (and millions more like them) basically slam shut the Leftist idea that all minorities and women must somehow be “demagogues for Democrats” and/or Left Wing apologist or ideologues.
Sadly, as we listen and read of the Progressive smearing and down-right hateful attacks, which in lieu of any discernible record of achievement, or a plan to solve our fiscal woes, appear to be the Democratic battle plan for the foreseeable future, one is left to wonder about the state of the Democrat Party moving forward.
Or maybe this all begs the question, is this the party of Truman and JFK? I think not!
I’ve been taking some time to digest the Vice Presidents comments from the other day in Virginia, as I do not want to be accused of overreacting or piling on. Having said this, it seems to me, it is what I always say it is. The Left simply cannot compete in the arena of ideas, and must therefore descend to the gutter and proceed with their Plan B, “divide and demonize”.
Joe Biden has never been much of a coherent speaker. The reality is, he probably couldn’t find his way out of a paper bag with 2 hands and a flashlight. The VP is more of an entrenched political hack who has managed to buffalo enough folks over his career to remain somewhat relevant. Frankly, I would find him amusing if I didn’t know the true intent of his base. Somewhat Ironic though, this clown would in fact become President of The United States if the POTUS could not continue in that role for some reason. Now I don’t know about you, but that scares me. Admittedly, I am no fan of President Obama’s policies, but with Ole’ Joe in the rear view mirror, Mr. Obama has my hopes and prayers for a healthy and fully complete (1) term as President.
Nonetheless, if anyone believes Biden wasn’t expressing and/or somehow framing the Obama campaigns position(s) as they travel the “57” states, then they should just refrain from opining at all. The only thing happening here, is the President and his minions, including Ole’ Joe, are doubling down on their rhetoric. They are keenly aware of their own policy and ideological “exposure” at this juncture, and are simply becoming more and more comfortable with that “exposure”.
In the absence of any tangible economic progress to speak of, President Barack Obama and his campaign, are apparently now content to show “We the People” their true colors. Vitriolic and hate filled rhetoric will be used to avoid any discussion of critical issues like entitlement reform, taxes, healthcare, Medicare, and joblessness. Sadly, and as I often point out, these divisive tactics do draw out (the real radical haters) who are on the Left, as we see today with the individual who tried to shoot up the Conservative Family Research Council’s office in Washington.
Anyway, if I were to advise the Romney/Ryan ticket in any fashion, I would tell them not to be suckered into this type of phony race baiting and class warfare crap, except to refute it for what it is, the desperate flailing of an intellectually and morally bankrupt political strategy. Focus on the issues and come forward with your own clear and concise vision for our children’s future, and this shouldn’t even be close.
As infuriating as it is to hear the country’s sworn Attorney General make the case that requiring an individual to prove he/she is a citizen before voting is akin to the poll taxes of the post slavery era, I must account for the fact this man is obviously a disingenuous and despicable politician and not a true lawman. Having said that, I happened to catch Mitt Romney today addressing the same group of NAACP hypocrites Holder addressed just days before. I was pleased during the beginning of the speech as Romney made a very heartfelt appeal to the crowd to see what was in his heart and not be duped by the Obama class warfare rhetoric. Then things got ugly. As Romney started speaking about common sense, sound fiscal policy and fairness as means to address huge disparities in unemployment numbers for African-Americans, he was met by groans and at some point outright jeers. Later, when he spoke of rolling back Obamacare for a more sensible and realistic approach that wouldn’t bankrupt the country for all Americans, the audience flat-out booed him.
Well, as I have said before and will say for the record today, there are many within the minority caucuses and causes who are content to have race be a factor for the foreseeable future and beyond. I cannot imagine what would have happened, and how the “Lame Street Media” would have lamented had the POTUS been booed in a venue of predominantly white people. This is the height of hypocrisy and speaks to much of what is wrong in America today. There is simply no interest on the part of the Left in solving the “problems” of minority communities, only exasperating the theme of division and bigotry. And what happened to Mitt Romney today is proof positive of that.
I absolutely applaud Candidate Romney for going into the lion’s den. Sadly though, and for the same old reasons, it was an extraordinary waste of time and effort. What a disgraceful moment in our nation’s history. I am truly embarrassed this day for the country which has done more in far less time than any other to address the issues of human rights across the board. I guess the NAACP and the likes of Benjamin Jealous, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan will decide when and if we will ever be free of our sins, or receive credit for penance and progress…
“Contempt”- an act of disrespect that impedes the administration of justice. I have written enough on the fact that Eric Holder has been nothing short of negligent and possibly even complicit in the death of Agent Brian Terry. I have also written about how these types of things don’t happen without an “Administrators” blessing. Nonetheless, one only has to observe the Attorney General’s posturing and listen to his comments after the vote to understand he is certainly a contemptuous individual with little regard or respect for the family of the slain Border Agent.
While I was prepared to cut this loose if the AG provided what was asked of him, I am now convinced he was never equal to the title of our nation’s “Chief Law Enforcement Officer”. He should resign immediately or be fired by the President. Disgraceful…
Watching Alan Colmes on Megyn Kelly’s “America Live” is simply painful. Apparently, Colmes and the Liberals are content to let the outrageous claims of racism and voter suppression leveled against Darrell Issa and the Republicans pursuing answers in “Fast and Furious”, stand as valid. Damned be the politician and/or advocate who would suppress justice by such means. I would add that America’s future is in grave doubt if her citizens continue to put power in the hands of irresponsible fools such as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Additionally, if minority groups continue to place their trust and faith in the likes of racists like Sharpton and Jackson, the righteous cause of human equality will be forever damaged in America.
Never was much of a Sam Donaldson fan. He has never really tried to hide the fact he is a Liberal masquerading as an objective journalist. I would not necessarily put him in the Bill Maher category of unintelligent misfit, but his motivations are obvious.
Nonetheless, I think that it does “We the People” a great disservice when someone as allegedly “mainstream” as Donaldson plays the race card. It implies that to disagree with the POTUS is to be a racist and nothing more. In addition, when CNN and some of the other ratings challenged cable networks jump on board, it just cheapens and diminishes our political process in the eyes of the world.
I am actually anticipating the great flood of criticism leveled against critics of the President when he is no longer President. It should be very interesting to listen to the “Obama Nation” explain away the mistakes and sheer inexperience of 44 by way of highlighting bigotry as the reason for his failures. More astonishingly, it never ceases to amaze me that so many forget or simply choose to ignore his biracial heritage. Inconvenient to the argument of “first black President” I would imagine… Chris Matthews is such an idiot…
In an election year everything is fair game, though how a candidate frames the argument is often the deciding factor as to whether or not it helps their cause. There is something to be said about the fact that President Obama stole a bit of Senator Rubio’s thunder with his recent executive order concerning children of illegal’s, and how it will eventually play into Governor Romney’s stance on the border. I myself have written at length about my own conflicts when debating immigration, and executive orders for that matter. There are also questions about how difficult it will be down the road to enact comprehensive immigration reform now that the POTUS has jumped the political gun.
Ultimately for me, it came down to the President’s own words and mannerisms during his little impromptu in the Rose Garden. Now I know many will flood my email box with hate mail about how I just don’t like Mr. Obama, and how I’m a racist Republican hack. But the truth is, the President is his own worst enemy when off the cuff. I’m not going to go back and forth on this except to print a post from my Facebook account in response to a local radio personality’s post on the POTUS’s order, which for good or bad sums it up:
Matt Allen WPRO 630 AM, Rhode Island:
Matt, President Obama is revered as a great orator by many on the Left. In fact, he is an unapologetic and idealistic politician of the first order. Born of Chicago politics, condescending and elitist when challenged, and off balance when not reading from script. Appropriately, “We the People” have the extraordinary and unique power to fire him in November, but will we? This election is not about The President or Governor Romney so much as it is about us Matt… I suspect it has always been that way… Enough said…