Re-Inventing the Republican Party

GOPThe Republican Party establishment has long held onto the idea that they are still the “Grand Old Party”. But the truth is, the GOP has been monopolized by fat cats, political insiders, and  interest groups. You don’t have to look any further than Carl Rove. Carl, the man who gave us John McCain, Mitt Romney, and backed the opposition for Senators Rubio from Florida and Cruz in Texas during the primaries.

If we are to revitalize our Party, we need to participate. We need to hold our leaders accountable to the ideals and principles found in the party platform. And furthermore, we should expect these representatives to stand and fight, unified, and unwavering. We can no longer afford to passively ride the rails to oblivion, our Country is at stake.

The following list of 10 steps is a start to get our Party back on track:

  1. Representative that do not uphold our conservative principles should be targeted in the primary process with serious conservative candidates.
  2. Representative that do not uphold our conservative principles should be removed from a Committee leadership roles. 
  3. Representative that dishonor the office should be immediately removed, and publicly rebuked.
  4. John Boehner needs to be replaced as Speaker of  the House.
  5. Our Party should champion a Balanced Budget Amendment and lead the charge from the halls of Congress to all 50 State houses.
  6. The Republican Party needs to embrace the Tea Party if it wants to survive.
  7. Our Party leaders should develop a single clear and concise message based on the party platform that is communicated loudly and often.
  8. Our Party leaders should develop a detailed plan to take back historically conservative voting blocks State by State, and vet potential primary candidates supporting only those that pledge to support the Republican Party Platform.
  9. The Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) tactics used by the other side should be countered at every single opportunity.
  10. Carl Rove needs to go, we thank him for his accomplishments in 2004, but the last two Presidential elections have shown his ineffectiveness, bad judgement, and wrong ideas.

The Left Wing’s Last Stand….

The Dirty Grandma
“Burn the Mother F@$cker Down”

Apparently, some folks on the left are getting a little nervous…. You only have to look at the latest round of ads. From children singing about killing polar bears, oceans full of oil, and the atmosphere frying, Lena Dunham’s voting for Obama is like sex ad, to the latest from Michael Moore, foul mouthed grandma’s talking about how they will “burn the mother f@$cker down”, “cock punch” Mitt Romney if the republicans manage to “steal” the election with “voter intimidation”.

These ads are not targeted at those undecided voters, they are clearly targeted at the base. From the looks of things, it is a  last ditch effort to energize the base. With a week left before we pull the lever for one candidate or another, I can’t wait to see what they trot out next. Maybe Big Bird will come out with a full endorsement of President Obama because he wants Bert and Ernie to be able to get legally married…

A Leopard Never Changes His Spots – The Real Obama

In recent months, Barack Obama has begun to show more of his real colors… Starting with his statement from last month “Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that”, he provided some of the fuel for the Republican convention. Not that anyone should ever be surprised, he has out deficit spent every other President that has ever been. To him, government is the answer, lots and lots of it. After all, “Government is the only thing that we all belong to”. Of course the Obama campaign denies having anything to do with this video that opened the 2012 DNC Convention. But if you truly believe that the Obama campaign did not script every single minute detail of the DNC Convention, then I have some beach front property I’d like to talk to you about in Arizona.

This isn’t anything new, “I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution — at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody’s got a shot..” Barack has held these views since way back. This quote surfaced recently from a Loyola University address back in 1998. Remember this one, “It’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” Ever wonder why he said this? It is because he believes what Carl Marx wrote about religion all those years ago. “Religious suffering is at the same time an expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of a soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.” Sound similar? Why else would the Obama family attend the Trinity United Church of Christ for twenty years. The vision statement of Trinity United Church of Christ is based upon the liberation theology, a doctrine started in South America by Marxist with emphasis on the redistribution of wealth, allowing poor peasants to share in the wealth of the colonial elite and thus upgrade their economic status in life.

The Sequel: Just hold your nose, and pull the Republican lever

Wow, I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted anything here. Honestly, I’ve been so ticked off lately with the apparent coronation of Mitt RINO by everyone from Fox, all the way down to my local talk guys. I just have not felt like posting anything.

It’s amazing, I know a lot of people, and none of them are in the Romney camp, not a single one! Maybe it’s because I’m in the South, or more specifically Texas. But suffice it to say, no one I know is supporting Romney. A lot of the people I know were supporting Santorum, with one or two ‘Rontards’ in the bunch, and a many others were in the Newt camp with me.

But as it would happen again, we the voters in Texas get screwed again, having the primary decided before we even get a say. I could have lived with Santorum, or even Rick “Governor Good Hair” Perry, but here we are again with a RINO. That is a Republican In Name Only, for those of you from Lake Jackson. Of course, you guys should already know that, you keep sending one back to Congress every two years.

So what are we to do? Like the title of the post suggests, of course, hold your nose, and pull the Republican lever, and tell your friends to do the same. Unfortunately, the options are limited, and a RINO is better than a “commie” any day of the week. We have no choice but to get behind Mitt RINO, and make sure he captures the nomination. Then the next step, is to start looking for those conservative candidates starting on December 1 to run against Romney in 2016.

Pot meet Kettle…

In Ron Paul’s latest round of political adverts, he attempts to paint the new front runner, Newt Gingrich, as a “flip-flopper”. OK, sure, I’ll concede Newt has had his share of “changes of opinion”, but who hasn’t.

Coming from Ron Paul, I find this particularly offensive.  This from the man who requests the earmarks, votes against them, and meanwhile his fellow Reps. in the House pass his earmarks. I’ll take someone who can learn from their mistakes over someone who is disingenuous any day of the week. If we weren’t in polite company I’d call him a liar.

Meanwile, during the interview on the Laura Ingraham show today. Ron Paul stated he believes Newt is not a conservative. This coming from a Libertarian that runs on a Republican ticket because his constituents can’t even spell libertarian, much less knows what it means. We do give credit where credit is due, and we do applaud Mr. Paul for his relentlessness on keeping fiscal policy on the front burner, but there are many other things we disagree with him about.

On Defense and National Security:
Paul’s record on defense is, he does not believe in defense spending. He has voted no to every defense appropriation bill since he has been in office.

Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)

On Crime:
Opposes death penalty at state and federal level. (Jan 2008)

Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)

On Energy:
Ron Paul has been pretty solid on energy policy, and supportive of domestic production of energy. To his credit:

Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)

On Education:
Eduation is one of the few areas where I have no complaints with Ron Paul. He supports students right to prayer, home schooling, abstinence, creationism and faith based schools. He did, however:

Vote NO to on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
Vote NO on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)

and contradictory:

Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling. (Sep 2007)
Encourage homeschooling & private school via tax writeoff. (Dec 2007)

His Pro-Life Record:
The bellwether of the Pro-Life movement is the National Right to Life Committee whose goal is to restore legal protection to innocent human life and related matters of medical ethics which relate to the right to life issues of euthanasia and infanticide. Ron Paul is rated 56% by the National Right to Life Committee, a score that indicates he has a mixed record on abortion.

Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

On Marriage:
On the Defense of Mariage Act, and constitutional amendment Ron Paul stated “If you believe in federalism, it’s better that we allow these things to be left to the state. My personal belief is that marriage is a religious ceremony. And it should be dealt with religiously. The [government] really shouldn’t be involved. The government got involved mostly for health reasons 100 years or so ago. But this should be a religious matter. All voluntary associations, whether they’re economic or social, should be protected by the law. But to amend the Constitution is totally unnecessary to define something that’s already in the dictionary. We do know what marriage is about. We don’t need a new definition or argue over a definition and have an Amendment. To me, it just seems so unnecessary to do that. There’s no need for the federal government to be involved in this.” – 2007 GOP primary debate in Orlando, Florida Oct 21, 2007

Ron Paul voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)

On Drugs:
Pon Paul’s stance on drugs should come as no surprise to anyone with knowledge about the Libertarian Party. Decriminalizing drugs is one of their main tenents. When asked “all drugs should be decriminalized. Drugs should be distributed by any adult to other adults. There should be no controls on production, supply or purchase for adults”?

“Yeah, It’s sort of like alcohol. Alcohol’s a deadly drug, kills more people than anything else. And today the absurdity on this war on drugs has just been horrible. Now the federal government takes over and overrules states where state laws permit medicinal marijuana for people dying of cancer. The federal government goes in and arrests these people, put them in prison with mandatory sentences. This war on drugs is totally out of control. If you want to regulate cigarettes and alcohol and drugs, it should be at the state level. That’s where I stand on it. The federal government has no prerogatives on this.” – Meet the Press: 2007 “Meet the Candidates” series Dec 23, 2007

Ron Paul has been rated A by VOTE-HEMP since December of 2003. He has sponsored numerous bills trying to legalize industrial hemp. He truly believes that the “War on Drugs” has abused Bill of Rights. In July of 2001, Ron Paul sponsored a Bill to legalize medical marijuana. Paul. at one time, was against federaly funded needle exchange programs until January of 2009 when he signed onto the Community AIDS and Hepatitis Prevention Act to distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)

Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Sponsored bill letting states legalize industrial hemp. (Apr 2009)