Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

The Morning After

Barack ObamaI’m not usually at a loss for words but today might be a rare exception… well, maybe not. To be honest the events of yesterdays election and the two year campaign running up to it have left me unexpectedly dazed.

Two years ago if you had told me that our next president would be a pro-abortion, anti-military, socialist I would have said “sure, could happen, after 8 years of uncontrolled Bush hating how can a conservative win?”

If you had told me that this person had spent his youth smoking pot and hanging around with anarchists, spent 20 years in a black power, hate America church, had a wife who had never been proud of America until the day her husband started running for president, and had land deals and associations with crooks and unrepentant domestic terrorists, I would have said, “sounds like a stretch, no way he’d get the nomination.”

Had you then told me that the major US television news networks and newspapers would unapologetically praise this candidate at every opportunity, suppress any story that was negative while making even the mildest of controversies of his opponent into hour long specials, that they would refuse to do any investigative journalism into his past or present affiliations yet would demonize even his opponent’s supporters, I would have said, “you’ve been reading too many George Orwell novels, sure the US media is biased but they still have some professional decency.”

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Facebook and Politics

Facebook DuelI love Facebook. I have been able to connect with so many past acquaintances and friends it is amazing. What I love most about Facebook is the ability for me to share my life with my friends in a way that I have never been able to before. I see a window into their experiences and beliefs, and they into mine. Lately I have had a number of really good discussion with some of my friends, for those who are not in on the Facebook scene, I thought I’d re-post some of them here.

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Prop 8 in Plain English

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Sarah Palin Addresses the RNC. Sept. 9th 08

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Remarks by the Presumptive Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin to the 2008 Republican National Convention

Gov. Romney Speaks At CPAC 2008

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Washington, D.C.

Is McCain Abel

Micheal Savage asked a very important question on his nationally syndicated radio broadcast this last Wednesday, is McCain Abel?

McCain at the GOP Convention

John McCain at the GOP Convention

Is he able to unify the party to win the white house, is he able to secure our borders, is he able to undo years of backstabing conservatives?

The Fight Goes On

To say that I am disappointed with tonight’s Presidential Primary results would be a huge understatement. However, tonight is not the end and the fight for Reagan conservatism and the values that I believe in will go on.

In the days leading up to today’s election I gained an increasing sense of optimism. The polls were showing a trend towards Mitt Romney and with one conservative leader after another endorsing Mitt I was hopeful that the Republican base would put their support on the one conservative left in the race. In great measure I was right. Exit polls show overwhelmingly that conservative voters did vote for Mitt Romney. Unfortunately, the Republican party isn’t as conservative as I had hoped. I was surprised by the large numbers of professed liberals and moderates that swayed the vote to John McCain. The “base” isn’t as much of a base anymore, its my impression that Reagen conservatives are more of a life line, desperately trying to keep the Republican Party anchored to an ideology that is becoming less and less popular and seen more and more as being fanatical or out of step with the way the rest of the world is run. Principals of free market economies, limited government, less government spending, lower taxes, strong national defense, an orderly and controlled immigration policy, strengthening the family, protecting the sanctity of life, appointing strict constructionist judges, and a belief in the incredible potential of the individual all seem to be slipping to the wayside. I have been a Mitt Romney fan for a long time now but more than that I believe in conservative principals that I feel are essential if our country is going to remain the free, prosperous country that we are today. I would have been very content to support a Guiliani or Thompson campaign because I feel that these two men, like Romney, had a sense of what conservationism is about. Granted, none of the republicans running in this election are 100% conservative on all of the issues, nor do I think that it’s necessary, however as I see McCain gaining momentum in his bid for the white house I see a bleak road ahead.

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Rudy vs Hillary

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With the tide turning in Iraq and some improvements being made the behavior of the Democrats on capital hill this last week has absolutely discusseted me. Sure, disagree with the war, request that we pull out or any other crazy idea that you may have; but when we see signs of progress, when we see things moving in the right direction, when we hear that our brave men and woman of the military can start coming home, can’t we all celebrate together as Americans? Why must MoveOn.org, and the Democrat Senators call into question the integrity of a highly decorated soldier who is risking his life everyday for us? Let’s all celebrate the good news coming out of Iraq this week and pray that it continues and that we can have all of our brave soldiers home soon.

Saddam Hussein WAS a threat to US

A report by Charles A. Duelfer, head of the CIA’s Iraq Survey Group weapons-hunting teams was released this week. The major focus by media and Democrats has been to reinforce John Kerry’s position of “Wrong war, wrong place, wrong time.” The main point of the report, according to them, is that Iraq has not been making WMD since 1991. This morning however, I heard on The Today Show from Charles Duelfer who said that large portions of the report come from Saddam’s interrogation. Can he really be trusted? Also, an article from the British news site icBerkshire.co.uk concludes from the same report that “Saddam would have indeed built up his capabilities, built up his strength and posed an even greater threat to the people of Iraq and the people of the region than before.”

A belief that American’s rarely question is that “if you want it enough, anything is possible.” Saddam did want to make WMD and was an “even starker” threat than we thought because of his intense motivation. Another part of the report shows that Saddam was actually buying off members of the UN through the oil for food program and was counting on France and others to veto the US if we ever pressed to go to war against Iraq. This reinforces the notion that John Kerry’s Iraq policy of letting the UN do it’s inspections wouldn’t have worked since these countries were in the hands of Saddam.

George Bush is accused of going to war for oil, but it turns out that the allies that John Kerry wants so badly were getting oil for not going to war while Saddam was lining his pockets with their gold.

Stop the Violence

3 year old Sophia Parlock cries after her Bush-Cheney sign was torn up by Kerry-Edwards supporters.

3 year old Sophia Parlock cries after her Bush-Cheney sign was torn up by Kerry-Edwards supporters.

What is happening to our country. When did we loose the freedom of speech? This picture is of three-year-old Sophia Parlock who showed up with her father, Phil, at the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, W.Va. today. They showed up to see John Edwards as he made a brief stop to conclude his 2 day bus tour. Sounds okay, right? Well, it was until her dad gave her a Bush-Cheney sign. Even that shouldn’t be a problem in the country where free speech is obsessed over and where even pornography has been granted free speech protection. But some obsessed, angry, Kerry-Edwards supporter took it upon himself to teach this little girl about free speech in America by tearing up her sign!

I don’t understand the anger on the other side of the political spectrum. I don’t remember any protestors breaking into Democratic National Convention and shouting durring Kerry’s speach! Yet, how many protesters did we see breaking into the Republican National Cconvention? Not to mention the protestors on the streets. Did they really convince anyone to vote for Kerry by breaking laws or spraying urine on Bush supporters with squirt guns? I don’t think so. I don’t object to the supporters of Kerry, or those against Bush voicing their opinions; but I want to be able to voice my support for Bush without fearing for my safety, having my car keyed, or having my sign torn up.