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What’s it all about? Here it is!

What’s it all about? Here it is!

I’m a bit tired of hearing of the “Principled” voters in this 2012 election cycle. Those who would stay home rather than vote for Romney (Who by all measures will be the Republican nominee) Most of those who say this are Ron Paul supporters. While I can understand the sentiment I ask that those of you understand a couple of things:

#1. The top of the ticket is only part of what this election is about:

Vice President of the United States
Joseph R. Biden

Department of State
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Department of the Treasury
Secretary Timothy F. Geithner

Department of Defense
Secretary Leon E. Panetta

Department of Justice
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Department of the Interior
Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar

Department of Agriculture
Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack

Department of Commerce
Secretary John E. Bryson

Department of Labor
Secretary Hilda L. Solis

Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Shaun L.S. Donovan

Department of Transportation
Secretary Ray LaHood

Department of Energy
Secretary Steven Chu

Department of Education
Secretary Arne Duncan

Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary Eric K. Shinseki

Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Janet A. Napolitano

The following positions have the status of Cabinet-rank:

White House Chief of Staff
Jack Lew

Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

Office of Management & Budget
Jeffrey Zients, Acting Director

United States Trade Representative
Ambassador Ronald Kirk

United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Ambassador Susan Rice

Council of Economic Advisers
Chairman Alan B. Krueger

Small Business Administration
Secretary Karen G. Mills

All of these go when the head of the ticket is gone. These are the people who Advise and carry out orders of Obama. These are the people behind the curtain and these folks are just as responsible for the state of the nation as Obama is.

#2. We can be the agent of change in the R party only if the R party is in power. We can’t expect for the R party to be stronger by allowing the D’s to win in 2012. The dangers of another 4 years of Obama outweigh any benefits of “Principled” vote. While in 08 we abandoned the GOP and gave up any power in DC. We saw what that was like. We also put pressure in the GOP in 2010. It has not gone as well as we’d like but it’s moving (Or STOPPING) in the right direction.

#3. When we allowed Obama to gain control we forfeited 2 SCOTUS picks. And by most accounts it was a wash as far as we were concerned. But Had we given the GOP a win in 08 we’d have set the SCOTUS RIGHT for many years to come. We lost that. But we also sent a message then.

#4. A vote for Romney isn’t an “unprincipled” vote, it’s a vote for a different direction. That’s it. It’s saying okay, lets give this guy a chance because Obama is NOT a leader. If that’s the only reason to vote Romney I’m good with it. But there’s many more IMO.

#5 Remember politics is a chess match. We didn’t get to this point in our nation in a few years, we got here over a lot of time. We had a real harsh setback in 08 because of many reasons. NOW after 4 years of Obama we the people recognize the danger of another four years of his leadership team.

Please consider the big picture when we cast our votes in November. No matter what happens between now and then, remember the true enemy of our nation is at the top of the helm now. Please folks this is a life changing time we live in. Don’t leave this nation an obamanation for my grandkids. We need to rise up and “Occupy” the government at the ballot box.

Another Debate… Obama gains a point…

Another Debate… Obama gains a point…

Well since the GOP hopefuls can’t seem to understand WHO the real enemy is, tonight will be another victory for Obama. Yeah that’s some serious cynicism.

Romney the front runner who I will be FORCED to vote for in the general election, will be on the defensive. Newt, who I would feel a LITTLE bit better about having to vote for in the general election will be throwing some bombs at Mitt, Santorum and Paul. Paul, who I WILL NOT VOTE FOR if he is the the GOP nominee, will also be throwing bombs at Mitt, Newt and Santorum. We will hear all about how Newt, Mitt and Santorum are less than conservative and how ALL of them are not as conservative as Ron Paul.

Newt will take on Mitt’s record, Mitt will take on Newt’s record, Santorum will take on Newt and Mitt’s record and Paul will claim they are all just status quo..

Perry? Well, I think he could turn heads and come out real good tonight if he does what I’ve said they all should be doing. Comparing their record against Obama’s record. Highlighting the differences between them and Obama, Voicing their ALTERNATIVE plan for America rather than attacking each other.

The GOP faithful have a real problem in 2012. Once these clowns get done abusing themselves, there’s going to be a rude awakening for them. Abusing your competitor with cheap shots and untruths is not going to garner you the supporters of that candidate in the general election. Let me tell you this. I’ll vote 3rd party before I vote for Paul and that’s because of his supporters and his attack ads he’s ran against the others. And if Mitt Romney doesn’t stop lying in his attack ads I’ll change my mind on voting day.

I’m sick of the B.S. ALREADY. We’re going to hear enough LIES in the general election the REPUBLICAN primaries should be a much more civil affair. The lies and stretches of the truth to make a point tells me YOU WANT THE JOB too bad.

As I’ve said before. We the people have a chance to change the country back to the principles it was founded upon. We can’t afford Obama for another term. We the people DO NOT HAVE THE BEST MAN/WOMAN for the job running this year. The best we have in my opinion is Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry. Newt would do well to pick Rick Perry as VP or flip it. Perry could handle himself against Biden. Newt can handle himself against Insane Obama. Newt has done things that pisses conservatives off. But one thing nobody understands is HE GOT THINGS DONE. He’s also ran the most positive campaign of the bunch.

Santorum? Yeah his jobs record is abysmal and it makes Obama look like Reagan.

Paul? 14-464-1 You know what that is right?

First let’s see just how long Ron Paul has been in congress for his latest stint. Currently Ron Paul is serving his 8th term as a Representative
from Texas, a total of 14 years.

In total, he has sponsored 464 bills

105th Congress – 32 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul

106th Congress – 51 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul

107th Congress – 64 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul

108th Congress – 68 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul

109th Congress – 71 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul

110th Congress – 70 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul

111th Congress – 61 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul

112th Congress – 47 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul

Now to see how successful he was with all these bill he sponsored and introduced. Let’s look at how many bills he has sponsored have been passed and
enacted into law.

105th Congress – 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul

106th Congress – 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul

107th Congress – 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul

108th Congress – 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul

109th Congress – 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul

110th Congress – 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul

111th Congress – 1 Bill Passed by Ron Paul

112th Congress – 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul

22 (14 on the current stint) years in congress, 464 bills sponsored, 1 sponsored bill passed… Leadership? not hardly. What was that ONE bill he sponsored that passed? Oh it was to donate some land for historical reasons in his home state…

That my friends is the facts. The entire GOP is about to hand the nation over to Obama on a silver platter. IF the next couple months the “Also rans” don’t start getting out of the race we’re going to be splintered and it’s going to be Obama FORE MORE!

Get your heads out GOP and let’s win this thing.

Republican Debate recap.

Republican Debate recap.

I watched the CNN Debate from start to finish. The debate was on foreign policy. There’s two most important issues to me when it comes to whom I support. The economy and foreign policy. This is the main reason I’m supporting ANYONE who is NOT Obama.

The debate started with Wolf Blitzer doing what CNN/MSNBC and the left leaning networks want. Get them fighting amongst themselves. Wolf Succeeded in his quest in some measure.

The question was the “Would you continue the patriot act”

Newt did a bit of lecturing on the difference between criminal law and the rules of war. A point I can agree with.

Then it went to Ron Paul. Paul basically said the patriot act takes away from our liberty. (I’m still waiting for the example of a person who’s rights were stomped on under the act)He said if we give up liberty for security we’ll have neither. Good point in context of a different world without a ruthless enemy who has no state. Ron Paul brought up Tim McVeigh as an example (he did it twice) and said we handled that right… What???

Newt answered it well. He said Tim McVeigh succeeded in his quest to KILL AMERICANS. And he mentioned that he’d rather have the tools in place to stop the murder than to only have tools to catch the murderer… I am on Newt’s page here. We can refine the act if needed, but one of the reasons 9/11 was successful is there was no tools available to stop it. FACT.

The rest of the debate was pretty uneventful as far as I’m concerned. Newt kind of surprised me with a candid answer about illegal immigrants who’ve been here for 25 years. And he made an argument for it that is hard to disagree with. In principle I’d love to see them all deported RIGHT NOW, but in practice I think it would be near impossible to do.

Ron Paul had some moments on stage that he just rambled and peppered his comments as he does all the time with it’s our fault and unnecessary wars, and legalize drugs to stop the killings… This is where I think I’ve nailed my problem with Ron Paul.

Ron has great hindsight. He knows exactly what should have been done on everything instead of what was done. I wonder though if he’d be as quick to bring our troops home if images of dead, butchered kids/women started showing up on TV here. I also wonder if we need someone who would veto everything that was not “Within the constitution” as he sees it. Any budget that included taxes, medicare, medicaid, welfare, and whatever would get squashed under a Paul POTUS. He’d wield a veto pen like nobody’s business which may not be bad in principle but bad in practice.

We’re seeing a POTUS who has shut down congress now, why would a Paul POTUS be a better move?

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Ron Paul vs Ron Paul Supporters…

Ron Paul vs Ron Paul Supporters…

After 2008. The election of Barack Obama was the headline. Before 2008 the headlines were mostly McCain, Racism, RINO’s and Ron Paul… Ron Paul never got a fair shake in the media then and to this day still really doesn’t. But who’s fault is that?

Ron Paul has a speaking voice that cracks glass. His foreign policy views make MOST Americans cringe. His rampant “Constitutionalism” is a hard pill to swallow for most folks. Ron Paul is an absolutionist. Meaning it’s either ALL the way or NO WAY. So social issues and anything that is not expressly allowed in the constitution would get the veto. And some RIGHTLY SHOULD.

I have a real problem with Paul’s foreign policy but his domestic policy I could seriously get behind. The problem I have is NOT with Paul so much as it is his supporters.

The “Supporters” of Lord Paul are about as rabid in their support as the Islamic worshipers are of Allah..

IF ANY candidate’s support staff acts the way these Ron Paul supporters they can write me off as a potential vote for their cause. I’m sick of the “IF you don’t follow Paul, you’re not conservative” B.S. You Ron Paulbots have a worship style that borders on insane and I can say without a doubt Ron Paul will never be POTUS. His son Rand has a better shot at it. See if you can’t ruin his chances too…

The Pendulum Swings….

The Pendulum Swings….

Every election year, it seems we deal with swings from one side to another. The pendulum theory is something we in manufacturing (There’s actually a few of us left here in America) deal with on a daily basis.

Basically it’s goes like this:

A problem occurs on the production floor. A quality issue is the most common. We have all kinds of procedures in place already to avoid the issue, however something or someone failed. So instead of taking care of the mechanical problem or the people problem, we institute MORE safeguards, more redundancy, more procedures that are not only benign but cause more problems down the line due to time spent on NEW procedures. A visual diagram of this would resemble a pendulum. The center being normal, after the issue the pendulum would swing HARD to one side, once that becomes normal the pendulum comes back until the next issue…..

I liken the pendulum theory to our Presidential elections:

Lets say our pendulum was centered prior to Carter (I know that is a piss poor time frame, but hey I’m not old enough to remember much about the prior POTUS’s) Carter moved the pendulum hard left, all the way up. Four years later we got Reagan, who moved the pendulum from the far left position to center right. It was a big swing in the area of the pendulum, but it didn’t move it all the way right. Reagan who we’ll call the nominal center, being this nation has always been center right. Although it was not dead center it was not too far right as to defy gravity. We stabilized over 12 years with various small moves one way or another. We then swung the pendulum left, past center again with the election of Clinton. Although, again not such a swing as Carter, it defied gravity a little at first but we got it back to left of center through various elections… So we sat slightly left of center for 8 years, then we got GWB and while many thought we were swinging wildly right we actually only moved it to center right, again defying gravity a little bit but still not wildly right. For 8 years we danced around the dead center of the pendulum radius…. Obama came in and we moved the pendulum far left another BIG swing, further than CARTER moved it at the beginning and here we sit…

The question is how far do we wish to move the pendulum this time? IF you put Obama far left, and I would say Ron Paul is the far right.

Do you think moving the country that far would actually solve anything?

We are a center right nation. At NO TIME in our history has the pendulum stayed at the furthest left position and our country been better off. What makes you think all the way RIGHT would be any different?

What I’m asking is, would it be better to swing back to the NORMAL, rather than the extreme? IF you support Ron Paul, you believe that a radical change is needed. I can agree with that. But at no time in our history have we went from one extreme to another in one fell swoop. That kind of swing may make some folks bat shit crazy and it probably won’t last more than 2 years. I’m thinking someone like Paul, who’s ideas are pretty far out there pertaining to foreign policy would be a shock to the system we’ve never had. However; a move from center right, to far right would be more acceptable to the masses…

As of now I can’t see Ron Paul winning the nomination. However; to those Paulies that will come here and parrot the Paul views, I’ll throw out this caveat: IF you honestly believe Paul’s views are the correct views for our nation. Tell Paul to drop out of the race and ADVISE another candidate. He could do more from that position than he will ever do where he is now. His son Rand may see the inside of the White House but I’m betting Ron wont.



Ron Paul NAILS it here…

Ron Paul NAILS it here…

Giving credit where credit is due, Paul skewered the idiots in DC and abroad with this short statement:

“The ATF has a long history of abusing our Second Amendment rights, so I was glad to see Congressman Issa demanding answers on the Project “Gunwalker”

“My hope is that the recent hearing will further expose the ATF’s and Attorney General Eric Holder’s assaults on law-abiding gun owners, and more people will start questioning the need for unconstitutional agencies like the ATF that exist solely to infringe on American citizens’ God-given right to keep and bear arms.”

This doesn’t in any way mean I am now a Ron Paul supporter but I will say he’s moved up a step in my book with that statement.

Lets build the perfect GOP 2012 Candidate.

Lets build the perfect GOP 2012 Candidate.

Since I’m seriously unhappy about the current field of the GOP Presidential race. I thought I’d take a shot and finding GOOD things about them and trying to mold a perfect candidate.

Let’s start with Mitt Romney: His best assets are he’s well known, his experience and his appearance.

Newt Gingrich: Um, well he’s very well known. He’s also got a lot of connections in the beltway.

Ron Paul: His fiscal discipline is pretty much unrivaled in his votes, his disgust for the fed.

Herman Cain: His business sense, his stance on Israel, his newness.

Tim Pawlenty: His experience, his record, his stance on Abortion.

Gary Johnson: Um… Well.. There’s….Um… Whew. Can’t find much positive there.

Tom Miller: Well he’s a career flight attendant, and he wants small government.

Rick Santorum: He’s a good speaker, seems to be pretty articulate and knows the issues.

For shits and giggles lets throw in some “Potential” candidates:

Michelle Bachman: A woman, a staunch conservative, fiscal hawk and pro Israel.

John Bolton: Experienced in REAL WORLD affairs, tough on anti-Israel opponents

Paul Ryan: Fiscally superior to ALL in the running right now. Smart and articulate.

Sarah Palin: Female, HOT, Very pro-military, very pro-Israel, pro-second Amendment, Pro Hunting.

Rick Perry: Pro 2nd Amendment, Good record running Texas, is a Texan.

Now lets build the perfect candidate:

The perfect candidate would have ALL the best parts of the above with NONE of the baggage or record of idiocy that some of these have.

The perfect candidate would be:

A very hot, well known, Jewish black woman gynecologist who ran her own business, sports  a gray mustache and perfect black hair, was a very articulate speaker, against abortion, was pro-second Amendment, was born in Texas, hunted big game, traveled the world,  and had several connections in DC…

Needless to say that is not going to happen so the best we can hope for is the one person I left off the list. Allen West.

One things for sure, if we wait for the perfect conservative candidate we’ll be always waiting. IF we don’t pick a decent one Obama will get 4 more years to destroy 200 years worth of progress…. 3rd world nation status is assured if Obama gets another term.



Libertarians, listen up.

Libertarians, listen up.

I’ve given a lot of thought to the “Libertarian” viewpoint. I usually do when Ron Paul’s name comes up. I’m sure it’s purely coincidental that its only around election time…


I’ve heard Ron Paul’s view on our Military, our liberty, our nations spending spree and while I agree with Paul on his spending spree sentiments I have a real problem with his “Liberty” views as well as some of his “Military industrial complex” beliefs.


Let’s start with his “American Liberty” views:

Ron Paul is of the mindset that making drugs legal would reduce the costs to the nation because we’d quit housing drug users/dealers in our prisons and we could then tax the product, which would increase Government revenue. Now, I’m not saying that’s a moonbat approach but I will say it’s dumber than dirt.


I think Ron Paul would have been great to have in power back in the early days of America. If  he would have stayed in power through the 1900’s, perhaps his views might not have been seen as so ridiculous. The problem is the genie will not go back in the bottle easily.


The biggest problem with Ron Paul’s position on “Freedom” is there are too many Americans that can’t handle TRUE Liberty. And unless you are willing to outlaw the ACLU and the entire judicial system for about 20 years, Ron Paul’s “vision” is unrealistic. Ron Paul’s entire structure of America revolves around letting people do what they want to do as long as it doesn’t affect OTHERS, but he doesn’t expound about his plan to deal with those who infringe on OTHERS rights.


A simple analogy. A guy up river from you dumps his waste in the river, that’s your drinking water, how do you feel about your neighbors rights to use the river?


What you don’t hear from Ron Paul is consequences. The consequences for actions that step on the rights of others is a big issue with me. For example: If you’re dumb enough to want to sit out on the street and shoot heroin, fine be my guest. It’s called thinning the herd as far as I’m concerned. BUT what about the businesses on that street? What about the home values in the area? What about the kids that have to walk by that idiot on the way to school? What about the crimes this guy commits to get his drugs? Do the people in the area not have rights too? Where do you draw the line?

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