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CPAC Fills Keynote Position With Congressman Allen West

Bookmark and Share    This weekend’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference was originally suppose to have former Alaska Governor and G.O.P. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin  give it’s closing keynote address.  Unfortunately with only a few days notice, Palin informed CPAC that a “scheduling conflict” would make it impossible for her to deliver the address.

Palin is sponsoring a Friday evening event at the conference, so her inability to deliver on her speech, is most likely due to circumstances beyond her control and not some kind of intended sleight.

Nevertheless, CPAC was left with the task of trying to find someone who was both willing to give the closing speech and

Rep. Allen West

 able to make it a powerfully memorable speech that would end the CPAC convention on a high, inspiring note.

Well they have done it.  In fact, with no offense to Sarah Palin, they have probably wound up with a speaker more powerful and articulate than Palin……..newly elected Florida Congressman Allen West.

Now I must reiterate that I really do not mean any offense to Sarah.   In 2007, I was an early activist in the draft Sarah Palin for Vice President effort.  And after the presidential, I even named my new cat Sarah-cuda, or Sarah for short.  So I appreciate Governor Palin and know her abilities.  But when it comes to Allen West, I can’t help but admit that he is probably one of only  a handful of new generation republican leaders who offer the G.O.P. the type of leadership that can keep the Party and more importantly, the nation, strong.

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In  previous POLITICS 24/7 posts, I blogged about the virtues of Allen West.  The most recent one highlighted him as one of the ten most promising freshmen in the 112th Congress.

One of the most exciting things about West is his ability to not just articulate the conservative cause, but to excite and inspire you with it.  West is a true believer.  He is a true believer in independence, personal responsibility, including the responsibility to be personally charitable and he is a believer in American exceptionalism.  Allen West believes in peace through strength and limited government.  He believes in free markets that are not held back by undue government regulation and he has true faith in state rights, not to mention God and country.  And when Allen West is given the chance to address those beliefs within the context of the conservative cause, few have more of an ability than him to make you believe that the blood that courses through his veins is red, white and blue, not just red.

That said, I urge all of you to make it a point of catching Congressman West’s CPAC ketnote address, this Saturday, February, 12th, 2011.  He is sure to make you proud to be a Republican and even prouder to be an American.

In addition to Rep. West, CPAC will be featuring dozens of scintillating speakers.  Many of them are potential and likely candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.  The schedule is as follows;

  • THURSDAY, February 10:
    10:00 AM: Michele Bachmann
    1:00 PM: Newt Gingrich book signing.
    2:00 PM: Rick Santorum
    4:30 PM: Paul Ryan
    6:15 PM: A reception co-sponsored by SarahPAC.
  • FRIDAY, February 11:
    10:30 AM: Mitt Romney
    1:30 PM: John Thune
    3:00 PM: Tim Pawlenty
    3:30 PM: Ron Paul
    4:00 PM: Rick Perry
    4:30 PM: Herman Cain
    7:30 PM: Mitch Daniels
  • SATURDAY, February 12
    9:30 AM: Haley Barbour

Allen West should bve delivering his speech at around 5:30 PM EST on Saturday. 

In  the meantime, POLITICS 24/7 invites you to join with our sister site, White House 2012, and participate in its newest poll.  Each year CPAC holds one of the most most highly anticipated and watched presidential straw polls of the year.  POLITICS 24/7 and White House 2012 would like to know who you think the winner of their poll will be. 

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2011 Republican of the Year

Last year, POLITICS 24/7 named Marco Rubio, Republican of the Year. The feeling was that he best embodied all that the G.O.P. needs to be and is the future of the Party.

We were right.

After a year long campaign for the U.S. Senate, underdog Marco Rubio handily won a three way race that pitted him against Florida incumbent Governor, former Republican, Charlie Crist and Democrat Congressman Kendrick Meek. Along the way, Rubio demonstrated the anti-establishmentarian instincts that lie at the heart of Republican success. He also proved to be a true believer in American exceptionalism, fiscal responsibility, conservative values, states rights and a federal government that uses the Constitution of the United States of America as the basis for its legislation and action..

Marco Rubio now goes to Washington, D.C. where he will have to apply these beliefs to the practical application of government and it is with high hopes that we expect him to live up to our expectations and look forward to bigger and better things for him in the years to come.

As for this year’s choice, there were several compelling front runners. Among them were South carolina Senator Jim DeMint, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, incoming House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour.

Senator DeMint refused to tow the Party leadership line. He proved himself to be more loyal to conservative principles than Republican politics. Early on, he bucked the establishment and supported candidates that his own Senate leadership opposed. In the end, nearly all DeMint backed candidates won their primaries and elections. Legislatively, DeMint led the fight for fiscal responsibility.

As for Chris Christie, in less than one year’s time as Governor of New Jersey, he took the nation by storm with his blunt and decisive leadership style. He closed a $10.7 billion revenue gap (the second largest in nation), addressed the critical problem of entitlements and state pensions, took unions head on, pushed an important state constitutional cap on property tax hikes and did it all without raising taxes. He quickly became one of most popular incumbent office holders on the campaign trail as he campaigned for Republican gubernatorial candidates across the country.

Congressman Paul Ryan distinguished himself in 2010 with his “Roadmap for America’s Future”, a salient plan that proposes dramatic changes in the way government taxes and spends. At age 40, he now enters his seventh term in Congress and he does so as the incoming House Budget Committee Chairman, one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington, D.C..

As for Haley Barbour, in addition to his exceptional governance of Mississippi, as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, he proved to be a masterful political tactician and prolific fundraiser. For his gubernatorial candidates, he raised almost more money than the RNC did for all of it’s targeted House and Senate seats and in the end he helped down ticket candidates as well as the top of state tickets.

There were other notable Republicans too, but in 2010, there was one person who proved to be among the most influential in American society.

That person is Sarah Palin.

2011 Republican of the Year

Throughout 2010, Sarah Palin was in the forefront of politics. Her every word, be it in a brief twitter or a major speech, attracted attention and drew both high praise from the right and sharp criticism from the left. She became the darling of the TEA Party movement and helped lead that movement and many of its candidates to success.

As we look ahead, Palin still remains quite influential and is even shaping the Republican race for President in 2012. As that race unfolds, Sarah’s decision to run or not run,  is influencing the decision of other potential conservative candidates, like John Thune and Mike Pence. No matter what, there is no denying Palin’s impact on politics and when it comes to change, the type of change that most voters wanted, Palin led the way.

In regards to her future, it is wide open. She can make of it, whatever she chooses, but only if she is smart about it. Although she has benefited the G.O.P. and conservatives greatly, her own image is quite a polarizing one. As many people cheer her as jeer her. The problem is, it is harder to make people like you and harder to keep them liking you, then it is for them to dislike you. And if Palin has any plans on running for President in 2012, although she would do well among Republicans, before they embrace her as their presidential nominee,  they will have to see signs that she can win enough Independents and Democrats to win the general election.

In the meantime, Palin is overexposed and there is little she can do without attracting vast amounts of attention. Being in such a position, in order for her to mount a successful campaign for President, she, more than any other possible candidate, will have to control the story. This will require a crackerjack team of professionals, professionals who know how to exploit the media, instead of allowing the media to continue exploiting her. Palin will also have to at some point soon, stop being the cheerleader and start being the statesman. She must elevate her stature to that of a more serious, highbrowed political leader and be able to hold her own against more polished politicians such as Romney and Barbour.

I do not for one minute doubt that she can do it. The only question is when will she start making the transition from cheerleader to leader? Of course she could be content simply advocating the conservative cause as a private citizen and highly popular spokesman.

Either way, Sarah’s impact on 2010 makes her the 2011 Republican of the Year and what she does in 2011 will continue to influence Republican politics into 2012 and possibly beyond.

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Murkowski Exploits Ted Stevens In Alaska Senate Race

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
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Bookmark and Share    How disgusting can a person be?

Well if you’re Linda Murkowski, apparently there is no end to just how disgusting one can be.

After being defeated in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Alaska, Lisa refuses to accept the will of the people of the Party, she has decided to run a third Party candidacy against the winner of the primary …. Joe Miller.

Now, as polls show her losing to Miller again, she still refuses to accept the fact that a majority of people, at least in Alaska, don‘t want anything to do with her anymore. So what does she do? She pulls out an old that has the much beloved Ted Stevens endorsing her.

Problem is, Ted Stevens is dead and the endorsement was for Murkowski in a different race, based on different issues, and against different candidates. But most importantly…..TED STEVENS IS DEAD!!!!!

Regardles of what you think of Ted Stevens, he did what he thought was best for his state and delivered.  As such, Alaskans kept in office until he was wrongly charged of abuses which he was later found innocent of. The trial was such a sham that the prosecutors involved have been brought before the bench for misconduct. But that was too late for Ted Stevens days in the Senate. Because of the erroneous guilty charge, which came just days before the 2008 election, he lost his bid for reelection.

It wasn’t until after it was discovered that tainted and faulty evidence was used against Stevens, that he was exonerated . But it was too late.

Then after being railroaded, this storied figure in Alaska was abruptly killed in a plane crash this past summer.

Given the situation, it is utterly disgusting and despicable for Lisa Murkowski to come up with a commercial that exploits and misrepresents Stevens for the purpose of holding on to a senate seat that she lost in a primary election. The Stevens family did gave Murkowski the permission to use this endorsement but that does not still make her ad legitimate. This endorsement came to Lisa before she lost the support of the Party that Ted Stevens represented

But Murkowski is a real loser. Perhaps it was her upbringing that has her thinking that she has the right to do anything she wants, regardless of any bounds of decency.  Maybe being raised by a father who was long serving Senator from Alaska, gave Lisa a sense of entitlement and the sense of of being special.  Then, maybe after being appointed the job of Senator after her father resigned from the position to become Governor Alaska, helped reinforce little Lisa’s sense of entitlement. After all, its not many Daddy’s who can leave their little girls a U.S. Senate seat. There aren’t too many Daddies who would have the nerve to do that either.

But now, after scandal helped to deny Frank Murkowski reelection, Lisa lost her ticket to power. Now that Daddy is in no position to give Lisa everything that her heart desires, she has turned to a dead man to resurrect her dream of being Senator for life. She has unscrupulously taken Ted Stevens and interjected him into the race.

Does she have no shame? Is she so desperate that she  has lost her entire sense of decency?

Before his tragic death, politics dragged Ted Stevens through the mud. Out of respect, Lisa Murkowski should stop dragging him through the political mud and allow him to rest with honor and peace.

The episode should give the people of Alaska even more reason to make sure that Lisa is again rejected. As a Republican, Lisa should understand that part of the problem in America today is the entitlement mentality which has given birth to a growing, unaffordable, unsustainable government. Lisa should understand that, not be a part of it. Just because her Daddy gave her the senate seat, doesn’t mean she is entitled to keep it forevermore. It is the people’s seat, not the Murkowski family seat and nothing, including the inappropriate and disrespectful use of the recently departed Ted Stevens, can change that.

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It’s Miller Time! Murkowski Is Out.

Bookmark and Share    In a count of absentee ballots Murkowski could not surpass a 1,200 vote lead by her Republican primary opponent Joe Miller and so she conceded victory to Miller early Tuesday night.

Miller bested Murkowski on election night with a lead of 1,668 votes.  But with a large number of outstanding absentee ballots out, Senator Murkowski refused to concede.  But a week later and with most ballots counted, it became apparent to all, including the Senator, that it was numerically impossible for her to overtake Miller’s lead.

The defeat puts an end to the Murkowski family’s Alaskan political Dynasty, a reign that started when Lisa Murkowski’s father Frank who held the seat his daughter now serves in until he was elected Governor of Alaska.  At that point in time, he appointed his daughter to fill out the remainder of his term.

Perhaps the one person who can take the most credit for the demise of the Murkowski’s is Sarah Palin.

After being appointed by Murkowski to head the Alaska Oil Commission, Palin found many irregularities that she was instructed to keep under hat.  Those orders came from Governor Murkowski’s Administration.  refusing to just sit by and let the establishment get away with insider deals and legal improprieties, Palin made her case public and as a result, several top Murkowski Administration officials went to jail.

Then when it came time for Murkowski to run for reelection, Palin challenged him for the Republican nomination and defeated the powerful Governor and ex-Senator.In the latets loss of a Murkowski, it was Sarah Palin who became the highest profile and one of the only high profiule officials to endorse Joe Miller over Lisa Murkowski.  And that endorsement made all the difference.

Evidence of that fact can be found in the numbers where, while in many regions of the state Lisa Murkowski was winning, the areas she lost to Miller produced very slight margin of victories for him.  But it was in the area around Wassilla, Palin’s hometown and the town she was Mayor of, produced a plurality of more than 3,000 votes for Joe Miller over Lisa Murkowski. 

That in and of itself shows that Palin still has significant sway in Alaska.  It is alos proof that Palin was probably the key difference that turned Miller’s underdog candidacy into a strorybook victory.

Beyond the Palin angle though is the narrative of this being an election cycle that is placing big targets on the heads of incumbents andf not just incimbent Democrats.  We are talking incumbents of both Parties.  Fortunately for Republicans though, there are more Democrat incumbents than Repoublicans, whic means that Democrats have more seats to defend and more obstacles to overcome this November.

As for the general election in Alaska, even though Republican Murkowski is out, you can bank on consewrvative Republican and TEA  Party backed Miller to keep Alaska Senate seat in Republican hands, just not the Murkowski’s hands.

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Emily’s Little List Sets Woman Back Decades

Bookmark and Share    It’s pathetic.

These days no matter what Sarah Palin does, the left just refuses to give her credit.  Take the leftwing femi-Nazi movement.

For them it is great to be a strong, independent woman with an opinion, so long as that opinion is in sync with theirs. But demonstrate that you can break away from their groupthink mentality and stereotypes and right away, you’re ostracized and demonized.

When David Letterman went beyond Sarah Palin and crudely made a joke about a baseball player molesting her daughter in the dugout, not a single feminist group said a word. In fact they all laughed. Yet when in 1984 when then Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush was overheard saying to someone the “we kicked a little butt last night” in reference to his Vice Presidential debate with Geraldine Ferraro, women’s groups were practically throwing their burning bras at the Vice President for his remark. For days there was nothing else heard about accept for what the femi-Nazi’s were calling the Vice President’s sexist remarks.

And when a group of liberal women come out with a list of other liberal women candidates that they want to endorse and support with financial contributions, that is noble and righteous. But when Sarah Palin wants to do the same thing for conservatives and conservative women, that is something to be “rejected”.

This typically hypocritical conduct of the left and their feminist wing, reached a new height when Emily’s List a group of liberal women who endorse other liberal women, decided to attack Sarah Palin for her endorsements of conservative women.

According to Emily’s List;

“We call upon women — and men! — to let their voices be heard and to reject Palin’s reactionary candidates and backward-looking agenda. We’re asking Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans who have no home — to join us in our new campaign, Sarah Doesn’t Speak for Me.”

Instead of using their resources to support their fellow liberal feminists, the group invested their time and money into even creating a website for their new anti-Palin campaign. According to Jes McIntosh of EMILY’s List, the new campaign and website called “Sarah Doesn’t Speak For Me” was created because;

“We wanted to respond to Sarah Palin and her candidates’ assertions that they were speaking for all women with a community of women who are speaking for themselves,”

On the site you will find one of the most asinine and embarrassingly vindictive videos imaginable.  It is complete with tired old liberal cliché, after cliché, and in my opinion sets the feminist movement back twenty years by essentially producing what looks like a “cat fight” that plays right into the hands of those who try to project as women as being steretypically “catty”.

I thought the woman’s movement and Emily’s List was suppose to portray women in a positive light, not in the stereotypical light that the feminist movement tries to counter so much?

And insofar as the claim that Sarah doesn’t speak for women,….. ahem,…… excuse me,  but does Emily’s little list actually believe that Barbara Boxer, whom they endorse with pride, represents the views of most women? Most women that I know, do not support abortion being used as a form of birth control or believe that abortions should be so readily available and that their underage daughters should be able to have as many of them as they want and performed by any disreputable doctor or their assistant.

Most women that I know don’t control their purse strings with endless federal spending binges that approve spending money on anything that their friends propose.

What this new Emily’s List campaign is actually trying to say is that conservative women should have no say on the issues day and that is a message that I believe is contrary to the feminist cause. It is also a shameful one. But all in all, I for one do not mind this latest campaign. While Sarah is out their raising money for candidates in the midterm elections who reflect conservative views of personal and fiscal responsibility, Emily’s List is dumping their time, money and resources into campaigning against Sarah Palin who is not running for anything in 2010.

The situation begs the question, which women are smarter? The women of Emily’s List who are fixated with smearing a conservative woman for her success and strength or Sarah Palin who is using her strength to elect conservatives of both genders?

All in all, this new campaign against Sarah Palin is a good thing. While the women of emily’s list continue to portray themselves as political victims in society, there anti-Palin campaign helps point out just how hypocritical the left and the feminist movement are.  This  only helps to portray Sarah as a strong woman, who thinks for herself and does more for advancing the causes she and candidates that she believes in , than does an entire group of catty, stereotypical women who are so threatened by a difference of opinion that they would throw one of their own under the bus and set their own feminist movement back a few decades.

Way to go Emily’s List or should I say……way to go Sarah!!!!

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Ron Paul Wins CPAC 2012 Presidential Straw Poll

Bookmark and Share   As the political atmosphere turns its turbulent winds of unrest against the Administration of President Obama, anger and dissatisfaction within the American electorate has forced them to focus and rally for a change from the change that Barack Obama’s promised false hope produced. As a result, the annual Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Washington, D.C. saw its largest gathering ever.

Amid countless speeches from the likes of Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey, J.C. Watts and rising star Marco Rubio to Mike Pence, Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney, countless rally cries for change are echoing from throughout the ballrooms of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and into the political world.

Along with insightful and inspiring, pep-like speeches to motivate the conservative forces, there are countless workshops and organizational training classes that are aimed at allowing dedicated activists to focus their energies on the development of increasing effective grass development and activism.

Among one of the highlights of the annual conference is the CPAC Presidential Straw Poll. The results of the straw are a clear signal of whom the base of the Republican is most energized by and a hint of who has the base’s momentum as we move closer and closer to the presidential election.

For the last three years, former Governor Mitt Romney has taken that honor. Last year he won the CPAC just a day after he withdrew from the Republican presidential nomination contest that ultimately went to Senator John McCain.

This year the CPAC ballot consisted of eleven names Mitt Romney, Indiana Congressman Mike Pence, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, former Alaska Governor and GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, South Dakota Senator John Thune, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Texas Congressman and perennial presidential candidate Ron Paul, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. A twelfth option was offered on the ballot in the reform of a space for voters to write-in any other preference that they may have.

Just moments ago, in what can only be seen as a surprie upset, the results of the straw poll were released and this is how it turned out:

  1. Ron Paul                     31%
  2. Mitt Romney            22%
  3. Sarah Palin                  7%
  4. Tim Pawlenty             6%
  5. Mike Pence                  5%

Of the 10.000 people in attendance, only 2,400 cast a straw ballot and from the looks of things, the ever dilligent Ron Paul had his very loyal, vocal militant supporters passing out as many ballots as possible.  

So although Congressman Paul can claim this victory, most people, including those in attendance at the CPAC conference, will tell you that no one expects Ron Paul to be the nominee of any major party in 2012. 

Two good signs from this poll though are that even without a corrdinated push for a ballot position thi year, Mitt Romney remains to be a favorite.   The other optimistic sign is Mike Pence’s 5th place showing. 

As a relatively unknown Indiana Congressman, Mike Pence has made quite a name for himself, especially in the area of fiscal conservatism.  Apparently that is beginning to catch the eye of many.

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What If Karl Rove Called Something “F#@&%*&# Retarded”?

 Bookmark and Share    Liberals are annoyed again at Sarah Palin. Once again, she is sticking up for handicapped people. She just can’t “act like a lady” and let them be maligned, can she?

Along with Sarah, several advocacy groups are jumping on a remark made by President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rham Emanuel. The remark was said in a meeting of White House and DNC Strategist regarding the suggestion that Demoicrats run ads against Blue Dog, conservative Democrats who did not jump aboard the government healthcare takeover scheme.

To it, Rhambo, as he is often called for his aggressive and sometimes ruthless political decisions, said the idea was F&*$!@% retarded.

The truth is, the idea is f’ing retarded. But the negative context the word retarded was use in has many advocates of the mentally handicapped up in arms. Personally I think they are being too sensitive. But I will say this, I do hope they hold Rham Emanuel accountable because what if George had called an idea F&%$*@! retarded. The left would have been calling for his impeachment or at least his lynching.

The remark was said in private and it was not meant to denigrate mentally handicapped people. It was also not meant to go public. So even though it may have been privately insensitive, I do not think the episode warrants congressional hearings. But I do think the application of the liberal double standard has to stop. For that reason, Rham Emanuel and the Administration should be pressed just as hard for that which they would deem as politically incorrect and insensitive remarks, as they would had it been Karl Rove who said such a thing.

In the meantime, the really sad part of this is the fact that so many fronts are bothered by the President’s Chief of Staff using the word “retarded” but we have heard nothing about his use of the word f#@$%.

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Arlen Specter’s Spectacle Stirs Sexist Sentiments

Bookmark and Share     Pennsylvania’s Arlen Specter is losing it.

I don’t know if it’s his age, the Party switching, the stress of being a Democrat these days, the primary challenge to his nomination for his U.S. Senate seat, the strain of the tough challenge from Republican Pat Toomey that he will face if he does win the nomination or a combination of all the above, but Specter is losing it.

As a panelist on a talk radio program dealing with the state of political affairs in America, Arlen became frustrated. He was being pressed by another panelist, Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota.

As you will hear in the clip, Bachmann aggressively addresses Senator Specter’s statements. At one point the Senator tries to characterize Bachmann’s response to a question by claiming she did not answer it. When the Congresswoman addresses the charge, grumpy ol’ Specter tells her to not interrupt him. Nothing necessarily wrong with that. But then, after Specter repeats his claim that she did not respond to the question, as Bachmann reiterates the fact that she did, Specter again tells her to not interrupt but also says to her   “I‘ll treat you like a lady, so act like one”.

As the same line of debate continues, Specter again tells Bachmann to “act like a lady”.

Now I am not one to defend political correctness. I believe in respect and respectful characterizations and dialogue but I do not believe in the proliferation of P.C. liberalism that makes it an offense to be honest and deny that people who are overweight are heavy or fat, or that people with no brains are stupid or not smart. I reject the notion that terrorists must be called, as Reuters did after 9/11,  freedom fighters.

I am of the opinion that to a certain degree, political correctness assisted in making 9/11 possible and that it hinders efforts to combat future 9/11’s.

So I do not defend political correctness. However, Arlen Specter’s remarks were not just an example of some act of political insensitivity. It was simply arrogant, sexist and belittling.

A father may tell his 8 year old daughter to “act like a lady” while she is at the dinner table, but how many men or for that matter women, could get away with saying that to their spouse or co-worker? I know that if my father ever told my mother to “act like a lady”, if he didn’t immediately get a cup of coffee thrown at him, he would have had to think twice about drinking any cup of coffee she might have prepared for him.

The phrase and its use by the biggest political opportunist, this side of the Mississippi, was incredibly insulting and Specter’s repeated use of the phrase, at times, came across as though Michele Bachmann, a woman, was suppose to just sit there and be lectured to by Specter, a man.

Perhaps there is a generational gap and perhaps old Arlen didn’t mean his demand for Bachmann to be a lady as a way of telling the opposite sex to know their place among men. Perhaps. But if that is so, than Arlen Specter simply proved that he is out of touch. And does Pennsylvania or America really need another out of touch politician? Do we not have a President and ruling liberal party that is already out of touch , as proven by the voter backlash seen in Massachusetts?

In addition to this situation being another reason why Specter need not be elected to the US Senate, the episode also gives rise to the total lack of sincerity and the ever present double standard of Specter’s party affiliation, the liberal based Democrat machine. Had Dick Cheney ever told Nancy Pelosi to “act like a lady”, the deafening crescendo of voices calling for his resignation, or immediate forced removal from office, would have been so prevalent, that even the earthquake in Haiti would have been pushed off the front pages. But a male Democrat aims that same remark to a Republican woman and there is not a whimper from the left or the feminazi leadership that would be trying to castrate Dick Cheney and have his gonads hang from their ears like earrings as a sign of some feminist victory.

So what does this recent little tete-a-tete teach us?

First of all, Arlen Specter is a loser.

He is a bitter, confused, out of touch, party hopper who was a Democrat, became a Republican and then when he thought being a Democrat would offer him a better chance at reelection, went back to being a Democrat. Specter has no ideological center or loyalty and after three decades in the U.S. Senate, he has overstayed his welcome.

Although Specter has done some good over a political career that spans almost 50 years, it is a shame to see him cap it off on such a low note. But those low notes are his and his alone. If he were smart, he would cut his losses now. Apparently though, Specter is not very smart. Like many politicians, Specter’s need to retain power, clouds his judgment.

Telling Rep. Bachmann to essentially shut up and listen to him may not in and of itself , be enough to disqualify Specter from reelection but it does not help. In the past, I have given Specter some credit for his legal skills. They were the same skills that helped insure Justice Clarence Thomas’ appointment to the Supreme Court in the 90’s. But Specter has shown little of those skills since then. He has not influenced the Democrat Party that he now calls home and he has not been a particularly strong voice on anything during the last six years.

So it is time to go.

The incident also reconfirms that Democrats are hypocrites with a double standard that runs so deep, it undermines all they claim to stand for. Had Specter’s remark been made by any conservative to a liberal like, say …..Barbara “Call Me Senator” Boxer,  all hell would have broken loose. But as usual, liberals show their inherrent hypocrisy.  With them, sexism is fair game when it comes to Sarah Palin, but not when it come to Hillary Clinton

Liberals are just born hypocrites.  If you don’t believe me, look no further than the politically incorrect incident prior to Specter’s spectacle with Michele Bachmann. In that,  Democrat Majority Leader Harry “Soon To Be Out Of Office” Reid , credited the President’s viability as a candidate to his being  a light skinned black man man who can turn his Negro dialect on and off based on the crowds he appears before. Can you imagine how Democrats would have reacted to that if Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown said that?  Do you think a simple apology from him would have sufficed?

Not in a million years.

For her part, Congresswoman Bachmann characterized Specter’s attitude and words as “patronizing” and “sexist”

She also stated the following;

“But what was really stunning, again, about that whole interchange is it’s emblematic of what the message the voters sent on Tuesday evening. The voters repudiated the arrogance that’s come out of the Democrat Party.”

“And what I heard yesterday on the radio with Senator Specter was more of that arrogance. They haven’t sobered up yet as to the reality that the people are in charge, not this very liberal majority.”

To that, I say, thank you Congresswoman Bachmann.   You are so right and not only are you a lady, you’re a terrific one.  Unlike Arlen Specter who is no credt to his gender or his party, you make Republicans…….men and women…… proud!

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The 2010 Republican of the Year

Bookmark and Share    Believe it or not, there are some Republicans who need not lose an election to learn a lesson. There are some members of the G.O.P. who understand that true Republicans do not legislate like liberals or finance the federal government with Bernie Madoff-like budgeting schemes.

To be honest, while there are practically no such Democrats these days, there are but a handful of such Republicans who hold elected office. But many incumbents continue to play a blame game of pointing fingers at Democrats who are in the majority and doing many of the same things that Republicans did when they were in the majority. That said, there do exist some incumbents who are true to the Republican ideology and practice what they preach. There are people such as Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, a conservative who is trying to get government under control with legislation he calls The Enumerated Powers Act. It would force legislators to reference the specific clause or clauses of the U.S. Constitution that grant them the power to enact any laws or take any other congressional actions.

There are other outstanding House members like Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia, Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota, Paul ryan of Wisconsin, Mike Pence of Indiana and Scott Garrett of New Jersey.

In the US Senate you have leaders like South Dakota’s John Thune, Tennessee’s Bob Corker and Jim DeMint of South Carolina.

When it comes to Governors, standouts include Mississippi’s Haley Barbour, Indiana’s Mitch Daniels, Louisiana’s Bobby Jindahl and Minnesota’s Tim Pawlenty. All of them continue to streamline government and budgets, while still operating an efficient and effective state government.

Yet regardless of how great some incumbent Republicans may be or even how well some behind the scene Republicans have advanced the cause, none of them have yet been able to again convincingly persuade, to their side, the vast number of Americans that are needed to change the balance of power, nor have they convinced a majority of Americans to once again have faith in the Republican Party as an entity that truly represents the principles which once made our party great. None of them have been able to round up and organize the incredible mass of Americans who can muster the strength to stop the bandwagon of spending and socialist programming that the current liberal regime of Pelosi, Reid and President Obama have spearheaded. On that measure all have failed.

But if we look beyond incumbent office holders, the promise of those with the skills to turn things around does exist among a number of very promising candidates that we will see emerge in the coming year and beyond.

It is here where we find the Republican of the Year.

Former Governor Sarah Palin, to the chagrin of many leftists, still captures the essential spirit of the conservative-libertarian heart of the GOP. Despite having sacrificed the last year and a half of her term as Governor in order for her successor to carry on the good work she started, unhindered by lawsuits and malicious malcontents, Palin still has potential and she inspires as many, if not more, than she turns off.

Sarah Palin embodies the anti-establishmentarian, fiscal and social conservative values that are the traditional core of the party. However, while the promise and potential are there, this year, Sarah has not promoted policies or the cause as much as she has her successful book, Going Rogue.

So she is not Republican of the Year.

Another person with potential comes from Ohio.

During his eight terms in Congress, John Kasich proved himself to be an exemplary Republican force. He has been on the forefront of reform and conservatism. He has always been above reproach and he has lived by the rules and refused to go along to get a long. He retired from Congress in 2001 but now, 9 years later, John Kasich is seeking to become Governor of Ohio.

His candidacy will be inspirational. It is one based on core conservative beliefs, especially our fiscally conservative roots. He also values life.

Kasich will not spew mere platitudes. Instead he will put forth detailed policies that will define the course he will put Ohio on. Both Kasich’s campaign, and after winning, his tenure as Governor, will ultimately set a new high standard as his leadership becomes a model for others to follow. He will also be an eventual contender for President.

But that is yet to be and unlike the Nobel Prize, the title of Republican of the Year is not based on potential but rather on achievement and the point to which they have presently come.

Based upon that criteria, and with all else considered, the 2010 title of Republican of the Year goes to Marco Rubio.

Who is Marco Rubio?

Well if you have not already heard of him, in due time, you will.

Marco Rubio is a 38 year old Floridian from West Miami who was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000 and eventually became the state’s youngest Speaker of the House, before term limits retired him from office.

Born of Cuban immigrant parents, Marco was brought up on values rooted in honesty and hard work. He grew up understanding that the potential of America lay not in government control but in personal and entrepreneurial freedom.

As a state legislator Marco gained prominence on several political fronts.

He was the state’s leading champion of lower tax rates and helped craft a state government that was leaner and more efficient when he left office than when he first came to office. Another Rubio achievement was his landmark property rights legislation which became a national model that helped to curtail the horrors of eminent domain abuses.

Rubio’s work was not limited to the Florida Statehouse or his Miami legislative district. During his last year in office, Marco traveled all of Florida in what he called an “Idearaisesr.” These events helped him compile some of the best suggestions for the improvement of life in Florida.

Rubio put those ideas all together in a book called “100 Innovative Ideas For Florida’s Future”.

To date, 57 of those 100 ideas have become legislation.

His impeccable record is enough to make Marco Rubio standout but that is not all that accounts for his being named Republican of the Year.

Two of the main reasons for his getting that title are based upon his ability to inspire those around him, articulate the conservative cause in a way that wins people over, and his willingness to buck the establishment.

With a Reaganesque quality that can give Barack Obama a run for his money, Rubio’s oratory and people skills are incredibly powerful. He conveys a Jack Kemp-like message of personal and economic empowerment along with a heartfelt spin that appeals to not just your better senses, but your emotionally being as well. This is something that the current generation of Republican politicos lack. The GOP has no clear and powerful voice to deliver our message and Marco Rubio provides both the right voice and the right message.

The other reason Rubio is Republican of the Year is because of his demonstrated ability to buck the establishment.

At 38, Marco could easily sit on his laurels and wait for the Republican establishment to tap him for the next elected office they want him to pursue while in their pockets. But rather than wait in line for the establishment to tap him, Rubio is stepping up to bat and fighting for for the ight to lead us effectively.

Florida’s incumbent Republican Governor, Charlie Crist, is a popular figure. He is a favorite of the establishment and he is running for the US States Senate. With a well stocked war chest, Crist’s lucrative campaign fund along with his high name ID and the support of the national Republican leadership, is considered a favorite for not only the Republican nomination for Senate but for the actual Senate seat in question. Yet against all odds, Marco Rubio is challenging Crist.

Rubio is not impressed by the popular Florida Governor. He has seen the once conservative oriented leader turn into a waffling moderate politicians who sold out the Sunshine State by endorsing things such as the debt increasing federal stimulus packages that has promised more than it delivered.

In general, Charlie Crist has proven himself to be a sell out who values political expediency over sound policy and although he still offers leadership that is a step up from that delivered by those rooted in solidly liberal foundations, Rubio knows that Crist is not up to the standards that conservatives should expect.

That is why he has become the GOP’s David in a campaign against the Republican Goliath. Rubio knows his campaign for the US Senate nomination is an uphill battle. He also knows that his challenge to the frontrunner is not winning him any favor from the GOP establishment. But none of this stops Rubio from getting his message out.

In just a few short months, Marco Rubio has gone over the establishment’s head, straight to the voters, and his campaign has taken him from an underdog with poll numbers that once saw him going down to Charlie Crist by as much as 25 or more percent, to where today the race is a dead heat at 43% each. Even more telling is the fact that while Crist’s support has dropped below 50% and his favorability has seen a double digit drop to 19% since August, Marco Rubio’s is now viewed very favorably by 34% of likely primary voters. That is up from 18% in August and a total reversal in direction from Crist.

Underdog Marco Rubio is being outspent and out endorsed by the establishment but with a true adherence to conservative Republicanism, he is tapping into something more powerful than the old boy’s network. He has awakened the grassroots. The grassroots of the Republican Party and the general electorate as well.

While Crist is capturing the pockets of the establishment, Rubio is capturing the hearts and minds of voters. And he is not doing so with money. He is doing so with his message and proven record.

For all these reasons, Marco Rubio is Republican of the Year.

He represents all that our party should, possesses all the qualities and thinking that we are lacking, and he is one of the few Republicans around today who offers the Party the promise of a future based on the principles that are at the heart of our being.

Marco Rubio has taken the true Republican message to the disaffected majority of voters who feel abandoned and who have lost faith.  He has also taken it to fellow Republicans who feel disaffected by their Party and, slowly but surely, he is winning all of them them over. Rubio is reinvigorating many and inspiring many more. He is proving to be the type of Republican that conservatives and disaffected voters have been yearning for.   

in the 1980’s America was blessed with the right man for the right time, when Ronald Reagan became President and steer us toward prosperity and security.  In 2010 another uniquely qualified man is approaching the halls of leadership at the right time, just when we need him. 

Marco Rubi is that man.  He is the future of the GOP and for that reason, Marco Rubio is Republican of the Year.

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Levi Johnston To Dish Dirt On Palin and Family In Vanity Fair

Bookmark and Share  Vanity Fair is about to feature Levi Johnston in an edition that supposedly goes after Sarah Palin.
 
From what I have heard and seen about Levi Johnston, he is not exactly the most edumacated fellow and rarely states LeviU4anything that is quotable. Few if any sentences that the high school dropout strings together lack any swearing or words that need to be bleeped.

But despite these facts Vanity Fair intends to maintain a sense of journalistic integrity by doing an in depth exposé  on Sarah Palin and her family. In it according to the reliable source that is Levi Johnston, he claims the Palin’s don’t cook or get their children ready for school and that Bristol often helps her youngest sister with her homework.

Johnston states that Palin does not know how to shoot a gun, that he has never seen Sarah Palin hold a fish pole and that the kids often have to run errands for Sarah and Todd. He goes further and states that the two fight a lot.

OH MY!

How about that? A married couple fighting.  And  how horrible and unusual a thing it is for two working parents to send their kids to the store for them. Good lawd….what is the world coming to?

Truth be told, what Vanity Fair is doing is not journalism and there is no integrity in it.

A look at the following clip and one can see how contrived these interviews with the father of Sarah Palin’s grandson are. It is also easy to understand how the anti-Palin media scripts their stories and how Levi “I-Ain’t Going Nowhere” Johnston will say anything to make a buck.

The truth is that rags like Vanity Fair (and believe me, they have apparently become a rag) pay good money to any loser that can sully the name of any politician, especially any conservative politician who happens to also be a woman. Couple that with the fact that Johnston is a dead ender and sees the opportunity to exploit his past relationship with a woman who is a target of the liberal media and you have a match made in heaven. You have Levi Johnston, a dirt bag, and Vanity Fair, a vacuum that sucks up all the dirt and than litters the world with it.

Johnston is making good money for fathering a child. He has even hired an “advisor” and the two are practically on tour.

Much of what I am stating here is made quite evident by the clip at the end of this post and present to you. In it you will hear about Levi’s willingness to pose for Playgirl as he plots his anti-Palin mission.

You will also see just how scripted it all is. You will see the funny Palin stick masks that I am sure Levi Johnston didn’t bring back from Wasilla but were provided by Vanity Fair for their story.

All in all one can’t necessarily blame Johnston for trying to make a buck after flunking in school and siring an illegitimate child. He really does not have much going for him, so it is easy to see why he would jump at the chance to get paid good money to tell a story that some high priced writer will enhance to sell magazines, all while being flown to big cities, treated to fancy meals and luxurious hotels and expensive clothes. The kid is young and dumb so what can you expect. If he ever develops a sense of integrity, it will come with age.

But as for Vanity Fair and the liberal scum who are grown up and still lack integrity, I say screw you!

You are the real lowlifes in this story. You are the bias bastards that will go to any lengths to try to tarnish someone with an opinion different from your own. You are the ones who choose to exploit and bribe an intellectually challenged, poor kid from Alaska so that you could create negative tall tales about someone you don’t like.

If you were fair with your sleazy tactics, you would seek out President Obama’s mother-in-law, who lives with the first family in the White House, then get her drunk and ask her for the dish and dirt on what really happens in the White house residence.

But nooooo. You journalists have your integrity. You won’t use your sleazy, underhanded, unethical skills to exploit a fellow liberal. That you reserve for those who have no desire to read your sleazy tabloids and periodicals.

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