Saturday, September 1, 2012

Top 10 Reasons Why An Empty Chair is Better than President Obama

I stole this picture from Heidi Harris's Facebook Page.  Hope she doesn't mind.

OK, not a bad start, but there are so many more reasons.  For example:

Wouldn't attempt to divide the country by race, gender, class. 

Wouldn't sue states for attempting to enforce laws he refuses to enforce. 

Wouldn't try to raise taxes during a "fragile economy"--something he himself said two years ago was a terrible idea. 

Wouldn't try to win re-election by totally ignoring his own failed record and try to make his opponent--a good, decent, hugely successful man--look like an evil, tax-cheating, felon and murderer. 

The list is endless.  The chair wouldn't be a bad choice, but Mitt Romney is a terrific choice.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Choice

President Obama is a failed President.  

Full length books could be written--and actually have been written--about this   But all you have to do is look at the economy and look at three key statistics.  The unemployment rate, GDP, and the debt.

It's true.  Obama inherited a bad situation....and made it worse.

Mitt Romney has succeeded at everything he has ever done.  Everything.

He has never failed in a single professional endeavor.


He was a incredibly successful businessman.  He was a virtual miracle worker turning around the SLC Olympics.  He was a very successful governor of Massachusetts, even though he faced a state legislature that was overwhelming run by liberal Democrats.

No one ever regretted hiring Mitt Romney to do a job.

It's not rocket science, folks.  This is the easiest choice for President of your lifetime.

I'm in Love!

With Mia Love.

She was nothing less than sensational at the RNC last night.  I wish she had been in prime time.

This is an absolutely must watch.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Everyone Seems to be Missing the Point on the "Romney Murdered My Wife" Ad

Yes, I know it's old news.  But I have yet to see anyone make the point I'm about to make.

We all know about the horrific and morally repugnant Obama Super-Pac ad that blames Mitt Romney for the death of a man's wife due to cancer.

Of course, it turned out that nearly everything about the ad was false.  Mrs. Joe Soptic had insurance for years through her own employer after her husband lost his job. Furthermore, Romney was no longer at Bain when the plant was closed and Soptic was laid off.  Mrs. Soptic lost her insurance when she lost her own job years years after that plant was closed.

All that has been well documented.  And, of course, it does indeed make the ad and the people behind it reprehensible, to say the absolute least.

But I still think that kind of misses the point.  Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that Mitt Romney was still at Bain when the plant was closed.  Let's assume that Mitt Romney personally made that decision.  Let's even take it a step further  and say that Mitt Romney personally told Joe Soptic he was out of a job and that as a result he was going to lose his and his wife's health insurance.

Then let's further assume that Mrs. Soptic discovered she had cancer the day after their insurance ran out (instead of, like 5 years later).  

If all of that were true, how in the world would it make sense to blame Mitt Romney for Mrs. Soptic's death?  I mean, seriously.  Do people really not understand how capitalism works?

This is pathetic.  Bain made a business decision to close a plant.  It happens.  People lose their jobs when that happens.  It stinks, but that's the way the world works.  When people lose their jobs, they lose their insurance, that too is not pleasant but, again, it is the way the world works, at least for now.

Apparently, the argument from the left is that, once you have a job, once you have insurance from that job, you can never lose either.  If you get fired or laid off, and as a result you lose your insurance, it is the big bad boss's fault for any ill that happens to you subsequently.

Come on, are people really childish enough to believe that?  So basically, once a company employs you, it has no choice but to stay in business forever in order to make sure you keep your health insurance so you won't be uninsured if you get sick?  Really? And a business owner is morally obligated to keep his business open even if he or she is losing money hand over fist? Forever?  Just so his employees can keep their health insurance?


Are liberals really silly and foolish enough to believe that?

I fear they are.


Shame on You, Mike Huckabee--You're a Disgrace!

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has disgraced himself and removed himself from reasonable political debate by his continuing to support the mentally challenged Todd Akin in his hopeless campaign for a Missouri Senate seat.

Bad enough Huckabuck endorsed this neanderthal in the first place.  But the fact that he he is still supporting him and encouraging him to stay in the reason is simply inexcusable and unforgivable.  

Worse, Huckleberry's rhetoric is especially offensive.  See the story here.  Check out this quote:

Speaking harshly about establishment Republicans who have tried to force Akin from the Missouri race, Huckabee at one point compared the National Republican Senatorial Committee to "union goons" who "kneecap" their enemies.

The former Arkansas governor said party bosses were "opening up rounds and rounds" of ammunition on Akin and "then running over with tanks and trucks and leaving him to be ravaged by the other side."

“This is unprecedented, to see to this orchestrated attempt to humiliate and devastate a fellow Republican,” Huckabee said of Akin, who has deep ties to the Christian conservative movement. Akin spent Thursday in Florida meeting with evangelical leaders and evaluating his political future.

"Goons." Governor?  Seriously?  That sounds like what the leftists say about us, not good constructive criticism from a fellow conservative.  I always felt the Huckster was really just a liberal who believed in God and not a true blue conservative.  That's why I didn't support him in 2008 and now he is proving me right.

Not only am I goon, but Mitt Romney, Ann Coulter, Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Paul Ryan, John Corwyn, Sean Hannity, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh and virtually every single Republican with an IQ above 75 is a goon, Governor?

Governor Huckabee, the only person who attempted to "humiliate and devastate" a fellow Republican--Todd Akin--is Mr. Akin himself.  Check that, he didn't "attempt" to, he in fact accomplished it with one spectacularly horrific and idiotic interview.  As I've already said here,  that one interview instantly made him totally unfit for elective office--unarguably so.

Over the weekend, to my horror I learned that Gov. Huckabee is scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention this week.  Are you kidding me?  After what he said about all the sane Republicans who are trying to get Akin to quit?  By implication he has called the Republican nominees for President and Vice-President "goons."  He has thus disqualified himself from speaking  at the RNC.  If he does speak (and that's questionable due to the rescheduling of the convention due to the ridiculous decision to cancel the first day of the convention), he should be booed heavily, and totally ignored. He is a disgrace to the Republican party.

Further, I call on Fox News Channel to cancel his weekly show.  He has no place there now.  He is a sham, a fool, and a joke.  Perhaps he can land a gig on MSNBC.

Must View Link on Obamacare

This is a must-see link on how Obamacare devastates Medicare by Betsy McCaughey, former Lt. Governor of NY and noted healthcare expert.  It is from her recent appearance on Larry Kudlow's CNBC show.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thanks, Todd!

Well, the inevitable happened, because, well, it was inevitable.  Latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows that Romney is now trailing Obama by a point in the key state of Missouri.  See the story here.

I predicted this a few days ago right here.  Not only is this nincompoop going to cost the Republicans a totally winnable Senate seat, but he may cost Romney a state that was long ago considered a lock for him.  Recall that in 2008's Obama rout, McCain actually won the state by a hair.

There's not much more Republicans can do about Todd Akin.  He is a small, selfish, clueless, ignorant man with the apparent I.Q. of a petri dish.  But one thing that Republicans must do is something I wrote about here.  

Whenever any Republican is being interviewed about Akin, it is imperative that the first words out of their mouth include the fact that Akin only got the nomination because his Democratic opponent financed his campaign.  Remind the voters that Akin won what was an essentially a three-person race with only 36% of the vote.  Remind them that 60% of the voters wanted someone else, but since the other two candidates were both good, they split the vote evenly and Airhead Akin snuck in.  Remind them that McCaskill was so desperate to have a week opponent that she contributed more money to his campaign then Akin was able to collect on his own.  And remind them that many Democrats, wanting to help McCaskill get another term, voted in the Republican primary for Akin.

Not only should every Republican recite these facts when asked about Akin, but if he doesn't drop out soon, the RNC should start running ads saying this.  First in Missouri, then nationwide as the negative impact of this man's cluelessness and selfishness grows.

It must be done.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is a Lying ...........

Is there anyone regularly appearing on television these days than Debbie Wasserman-Schultz?  Anyone?

It is a testament to my self-restraint that I've never thrown my remote control through the television set even once when she comes on.

Now, how big a liar must she be if even CNN calls her that?  Seriously, how big?

You have to watch this clip of Anderson Cooper, not exactly known for his conservative point of view, take her apart for a dishonest Democrat fund-raising email.  She continually ignores the lying charge, essentially saying it doesn't matter.  Of course, her boss, otherwise known as the President of the United States, feels the same way.

Follow the link below to watch the clip.  It's long, but it's great television and worth watching.

Required Reading: Mitt Romney's Column at WSJ

A must read column by the next President of the United States.  "What I Learned at Bain Capital."  See here.

Everything is really a key paragraph, but here's two I picked out:

I'm not sure Bain Capital could have grown or turned around some of the companies we invested in had we faced today's anti-business environment. Andy Puzder, the chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc., which employs about 21,000 people at Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants, has said that the "current unfriendly economic environment perhaps best explains why American companies are sitting on over $2 trillion which they could invest."

President Obama has piled on excessive regulations, proposed massive tax increases, added more than $5 trillion in federal debt, and failed to address the coming fiscal cliff—all of which is miring our nation in sluggish growth and high unemployment.

Governor Romney needs to really sell how important his business background will be to helping us get away from the four year disaster of Barack Obama, especially in the context of all the stupid attacks from Democrats who have no idea how capitalism works.  I know he's tried before, but now is the time to re-emphasize this.

Simply put, no one ever regretted hiring Mitt Romney.  In addition to all his success at Bain, and a very successful term as governor of Massachusetts (in the face of an overwhelmingly Democratic controlled legislature), his turnaround of the 2002 Olympics borders on the miraculous.  

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Larry Elder Wrote a Dumb Column

I can't remember the last time it happened, it's so rare.

But today Larry Elder wrote a very dumb column.  You can find Larry's brain fart here.

Larry Elder is the (normally) brilliant L.A.-area radio talk show host who is a Black libertarian/conservative.  I've been listening to him and reading his columns for years.  I have all of his books; they're all excellent and well worth reading.

But today, I have to ask the question he asks his dumb callers.  "Is this thing on?"

In the first three paragraphs, here's where Larry's brain has taken an unexpected leave of absence:

Which is worse, Rep. Todd Akin's, R-Mo., ignorance about human anatomy -- or the way Republicans jump, run and hide when the Democrat-media complex decides they should?
Akin is the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Missouri. In an interview, he said that he believed that pregnancy following an act of rape is "really rare -- if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down."
Incredibly dumb. The married father of six, including two daughters, apologized the next day and then recorded an ad apologizing yet again. That, at the very least, should have satisfied his Republican supporters. But, no. 

There's so many things wrong with Larry's analysis, I hardly know where to begin. 

First of all, Republicans didn't run jump or hide when the Democrat-media complex decided they should.  Not this time.  The condemnations from the Republican side were immediate and universal.  They didn't wait for the media to tell them to condemn the idiotic comments, they jumped in front of the story to condemn, as well they should have.

They saw what apparently Elder misses.  Akin's comments are so magnificently stupid they immediately, and I mean immediately, and for all time, disqualify him from being a United States Senator.  In fact, he isn't even qualified to be a dog catcher in a two-bit town that doesn't have any dogs.


After saying something so moronic, the idea of Senator doesn't pass the smell test. Pure and simple.  I honestly don't know if Akin is simply the dumbest man alive, of if he time-traveled here from the 13th Century, but it doesn't matter.  Every time I see him, I have to wonder why he isn't naked.  Because he is clearly too stupid to know how to dress himself.

Of course, the Dems were only too eager to fit Akin's gross lunacy into their totally fictitious "war on women" meme.  It plays into it well, and as Ann Coulter pointed out, they finally have something with Akin's comments that could stick.

Elder then says that his apology should be enough, at least for his Republican supporters.

No, Larry, not even close.  First of all, an apology doesn't change the fact that he's a moron, and unqualified for elective office.

But also, his apology was totally inadequate and proves how truly clueless he is. Essentially, he said he "got a word out of place" as if that was the only problem. Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News Channel it's as if Akin he thinks his only problem is that he made a grammatical error.

Of course, using the word "legitimate" before the word "rape" is a big problem.  But if that's all he had done, he could have possibly survived this.  Well, an eloquent speaker could talk his way out of it, anyway.  Unfortunately for Akin, the words :"eloquent" and "Todd Akin" have never belonged in the same sentence, paragraph, or, for that matter, planet.

But what he said was so much more than just putting the word "legitimate" out of place. As I have already stated, what he said shows either gross stupidity, or perhaps is indicative of something even worse.  Maybe he has just totally lost touch with reality.

Either way, no independent will vote for him, no matter how out of step with her constituents the incumbent is.  And a lot of Republicans will either skip over that race when they vote, or perhaps even vote for McCaskill to show their disgust with Akin's absurd comments.

Sometimes, a person says or does something so unforgivable, you can't be forgiven for it, and this is one of those times.

It is very disappointing that the normally brilliant Larry Elder has totally missed the boat on this.  I sincerely hope that Larry remembers to put his brain back in his head before writing his next column.  I look forward to it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Claire McCaskill Opposes Abortion for Rape Victims, Thinks "Legitimate Rape" is An Acceptable Phrase

And also thinks that a woman who is raped--if it is a "legitimate rape--can shut her body down so she can't get pregnant.


Isn't Claire McCaskill a typical knee-jerk liberal who wants to see as many abortions as possible?  And how can she possibly think the phrase "legitimate rape" is acceptable?

Well, it's easy.

It seems that Claire McCaskill helped get the mentally defective Todd Akin nominated as her opponent in the Missouri Senate race.  See the link here, among others.  Key paragraph:

McCaskill, of course, wants Akin right where he is, a wounded challenger who can be beaten in November. In fact, McCaskill invested in helping Akin win the GOP primary earlier this month, spending $2 million on ads describing Akin as “too conservative.” She got her wish, as Akin won in a three-way race with 36 percent of the vote.

Yes, Senator McCaskill, one of President Obama's most loyal supporters, used critical campaign funds that could have been used in her fall general election campaign to prop up the candidacy of one Todd Akin, a Republican.  She did this because she realized that Akin was the easiest Republican to beat.  She knew that Akin was a walking time bomb, and it would only be a matter of time before he said something irredeemably offensive or stupid (or both).

That $2 million no doubt help get Akin the nomination.  In a nine person field with only three serious contenders, all Akin was needed was 36%  of the vote to get the nomination.  The other two major contenders got around 30% each.  

Not only did the money from McCaskill help, but so did the fact that Missouri has an open primary system.  Anyone registered to vote, regardless of party affiliation, can vote in the party primary of their choice.  So no doubt many Democrats, trying to help McCaskill out, voted for Akin.

Well, that's sleazy politics, to be sure, but it's legal.  But since McCaskill supported Akin and helped him win, she has to take responsibility for her actions.  So while we all condemn Akin's moronic statement about rape victims not getting pregnant, let's be sure to condemn McCaskill for the very same thing.

So, Senator McCaskill, since you wanted Akin to get the nomination so badly that you donated a whopping $2 million to his cause, we now have the ability to hang his ignorant and offensive comments around your head too, as well as his.  Seems only fair.

So remember, Missourians, if you vote for McCaskill, you're not only voting for someone who supports Obamacare, but for someone who supports banning abortions for victims of rape, and who, apparently, believes that if a woman is "legitimately" raped, her body will shut down so she doesn't get pregnant.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Newsweek Presents The Case Against Obama! Newsweek????

This is truly remarkable.  See this link.if you haven't already.

Now, what's remarkable about this isn't that it so brilliantly makes the case for why we absolutely must defeat Obama in November.  It is a well written, well thought out case against Obama.  But frankly, it is rather sad that such a case even needs to be presented.  Of course we are all baffled that anyone who has lived the past three and a half years needs any further evidence as to why Obama must be replaced. 

What's remarkable is that this story was the cover story of this week's Newsweek.  Yes, Newsweek, that extremely liberal "news" magazine.

Will wonders never cease?

I'm not sure I get why Newsweek would lead with this story, but it's a welcome surprise.  Perhaps it appearing in such a "mainstream" publication will get a few independents or even reasonably thinking Democrats to consider voting the right way this time.

One can only hope.

Todd Akin Must Go

Why the hell did Missouri Republicans nominate this jerk?  What is wrong with them? This is a very winnable Senate seat, and it is a needed Republican pick up to take control of the Senate.  And now, the neanderthal known as Todd Akin has but his foot, his leg, and the rest of his body in his mouth, big time.  Of course, I'm too polite to say what part of his anatomy he has his head stuck up.

The story of his idiotic comment is here,  along with a typically sensible National Review editorial asking him to step down.  He needs to heed this advice; if not, top Republicans, including Mitt Romney, if necessary, need to do whatever it takes to get him off the ballot.  Not only is a Senate seat at stake, but so are Missouri's crucial 11 electoral votes in the Presidential election.

Again I ask, what were the Republicans in Missouri thinking?  Missouri is not a hard-right state like Utah or Mississippi where the most extreme conservative can win easily.  In a state like this, you have to make sure your candidate isn't some kind of right-wing wingnut first.  Sarah Steelman would have a a lock to take the seat for Republicans. How could you Missourians have been so stupid?

Didn't you learn anything at all from 2010's nominations of Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell?  You should have.

Let's get Akin out and replace him with somebody more electable, which would be just about any other Republican in Missouri, I'd guess.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ryan to be the Conservative Leader For Years to Come

It would be tough to find a more consistently brilliant columnist than Charles Krauthamer (though Thomas Sowell is definitely a contender). In his latest column (see here)  he points out that so-called "moderate" Mitt Romney has set the Republican Party on a very conservative path for the next generation by picking Paul Ryan as his Veep.  And certainly Ryan is no RINO.

Here's the best paragraph from his column:

Image. Ryan, fresh and 42, brings youth, energy, and vitality — the very qualities Obama projected in 2008 and has by now depleted. “Hope and change” has become “the other guy killed a steelworker’s wife.” From transcendence to the political gutter in under four years. A new Olympic record.

Although calling Obama's tactics the "political gutter" may be a bit generous.  Toilet? Sewer?

Whatever, it surely stinks.

Joe Biden

If the thought of Joe Biden actually becoming President doesn't scare at least twice as much as the thought of Sarah Palin becoming President did four years ago, you're at least twice as stupid as you think Palin is.