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From Gov. Tim Pawlenty:
“Turning your money (and healthcare) over for the Government to watch is like leaving your dog for Michael Vick to watch!!”
February 25, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: earmarks, economic stimulus package, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Haley Barbour'Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, J.A.M.E.S., Larry Sinclair & Barack Obama: Coke Sex Lies &, Obama birth certificate, President Barack Obama, Rep. Eric Cantor, Rep. Paul Ryan | 2 comments
February 25, 2009
To The Honorable Governor Bobby Jindal:
We would like to take a few moments of your time to respond to your speech last night, given as the Republican Party’s response to President Barack Obama’s Speech to the Joint Session of Congress.
Before discussing the policies and politics, let’s begin with by saying that, in future speeches, you should refrain from drawing comparisons between the great American dream story that your parents have given you with the story of Barack Obama. Your parents immigrated to this country, to a new and better life, for themselves and the family they were going to build. Your parents immediately set their sights on becoming American citizens. Your parents worked hard to build a good life here in this country, and, as is evidenced by your educational accomplishments and fully visible record of public service accomplishments, they did a great job. Our President, on the other hand, finds great pride in the “dreams” of his father, a deadbat absent father, who had wives and children in various corners of the world, and whose major accomplishment, other than being the mysitical father of the 44th President, was that of an overeducated alcoholic. He was never in this country with the idea of becoming a citizen. His honor to the dream of his father is an outright affront to his mother, the white woman from Kansas who basically abandoned her young son for a carefree lifestyle in foreign nations with her foreign husband (the only real father Obama had), shipping her son to her parents at their home in Hawaii. She was basically selfish with regard to her family, opting instead to work in foreign lands using Americans dollars from Peter Geithner (Tim’s dad) and the Ford Foundation to aid underdeveloped areas– a great and noble cause IF one is also tending to their own children. And could she not have found the same satisfaction in areas of the country, the Appalachia!
Thus your story is a true story of the American dream.
In your speech, we would like to thank you for acknowledging that the Republicans lost their voice, thier compass, and succumbed to the spending ideology that so truly defines the Democrats. You provide then the foundation for reclaiming the important moral and ethical values that are the true backbone of the Republicans, but moreso of the United States as a whole.
Your response that it is immoral that we borrow from our children’s futures in the spending pacakge was so resounding– so immensely so that the liberal pundits tried to diminish your comments, but could not do so.
Where we believe that you may have stopped short, and where we, The People, would like to see the Republican Party show its strength is in garnering the strength of our Constitution, the reclaiming the sovereignty of the states that the Constitution guarantees the states, and the rights, undeterred that the Constitution guarantees the citizens of the United States.
Suffice it to say, the President realizes that the campaign season of 2012 has already begun, and the RNC has several strong-minded leaders emerging, ready to lead to a resurgence in the 2010 elections, and in taking back the White House and our country in 2012. Along with your colleagues, such as Gov. Sanford, Gov. Pawlenty, Gov. Palin, Rep. Cantor, and Rep. Paul Ryan, you each will be formidable opponents to unseat President Obama.
We look forward to the development of the RNC’s plan and agenda, and in supporting the battle for the American family.
Just Americans Making Ethical Statements
February 24, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Haley Barbour, Gov. Mark Sanford, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, President Barack Obama, RNC, Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Richard Shelby, Speaker Nancy Pelosi | 1 comment
Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana will be giving the Republican Party’s response to President Barack Obama’s Speech tonight.
Gov. Jindal has been a vocal opponent of the economic stimulus package, and has made it clear that he, along with several other Governors, are carefully reviewing the strings that come along with the stimulus monies, and that he may be willing to refuse to accept any of it. The past weekend’s talk circuit was full of the Governors, on both sides, discussing the stimulus package. For some, like Jindal, Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, and Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska are talking not just as Governors, but as potential 2012 Presidential contenders as well. (Update: Jindal has become the first of the Governors to officially say no to the package!)
Addressing the Governors yesterday, President Barack Obama, clearly targetting Gov. Jindal, said that there will be plenty of time for campaigning, but now is the time to deal with the economy.
The RNC will put some of the potential contenders for 2012 into the limelight over the next 18-24 months, at events such as tonight’s Speech before the Joint Session of Congress, testing their national potential. If we think the 2008 Presidential race was long, we need to realize that the 2012 campaigns began on November 5th, 2008!!
Nagin responds to Jindal’s stimulus position http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/mayor-nagin-calls-out-gov.-jindal-over-stimulus-2009-02-20.html
February 22, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Eric Holder, GOP Governors, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Haley Barbour, Gov. Mark Sanford, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Obama birth certificate, Timothy Geithner, White House | 1 comment
Tonight, the nation’s Governors are being wined and dined at the White House after several days of meetings reagrding the economic stimulus legislation that President Obama sigmed into law in Denver earlier this week. But during the meetings, several of the GOP Governors have stepped onto the national stage in their discussions whther their state will accept the funds from the package.
Governors, including Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Sarah Palin of Alaska have all voiced their concerns about the affect of the stimulus on their states, and the strings that will accompany the acceptance of any of the funds. Additionally, the White House has signalled that even if the Governors seek to leave some of the federal funds on the table, they have no qulams going around the Governors to the State Legislatures and to the Mayors within the states.
The Associated Press and Reuters have both commented that the Governors made the Sunday talk show circuits, and the general tone of the interviews was clearly designed to lay the groundwork for 2012 Presidential campaign runs! Its going to be a long four years!
December 2, 2008 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: bailout mentality, Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Co-President Elect Barack Obama, Co-President Elect Hillary Clinton, Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Rick Perry, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Midterm Elections 2010, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Joe Biden, Wall Street Journal | 2 comments
GM, Ford and Chrysler have taken their public lashings, returned to Detroit, sharpened the pencils, and are now HYBRID-driving themselves back to Washington DC, the tin cups in tow, for a piece of the bailout pie. Co-President Elect Barack H. Obama addressed the Governor’s Meeting in Pennsylvania this morning, first with cameras present, then behind closed doors so he could “listen” to the needs of the Governors. In 43 states, there is a budget shortfall, and the Governor’s appear poised to ask the Co-President Elect for $170 billion dollar bailout as well.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry
To their credit, and ultimately as a key focus in their possible bid for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2012, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Mark Sanford of South Carolina co-authored an OpEd piece in today’s Wall Street Journal in which they state that this bailout mentality IS NOT the American way. The two Governors wrote:
“As governors and citizens, we’ve grown increasingly concerned over the past weeks as Washington has thrown bailout after bailout at the national economy with little to show for it.
In the process, the federal government is not only burying future generations under mountains of debt. It is also taking our country in a very dangerous direction — toward a “bailout mentality” where we look to government rather than ourselves for solutions. We’re asking other governors from both sides of the political aisle to join with us in opposing further federal bailout intervention…
In a free-market system, competition and one’s own personal stake motivate people to do their best. In this process, the winners create wealth, jobs and new investment, while others go back to the drawing board better prepared to try again.
To an unprecedented degree, government is currently picking winners and losers in the private marketplace, and throwing good money after bad. A prudent investor takes money from low-yield investments and puts them in those that yield better returns. Recent government intervention is doing the opposite — taking capital generated from productive activities and throwing it at enterprises that in many cases need to reorganize their business model.
In Texas and South Carolina, we’ve focused on improving “soil conditions” for businesses by cutting taxes, reforming our legal system and our workers’ compensation system. We’d humbly suggest that Congress take a page from those playbooks by focusing on targeted tax relief paid for by cutting spending, not by borrowing.
In the rush to do “something” to help, federal leaders would be wise to take a line from the Hippocratic Oath, and pledge to do no (more) harm to our country’s finances. We can weather this storm if we commit to fiscal prudence and hold true to the values of individual freedom and responsibility that made our nation great.”
Wall Street Journal, Dec. 2, 2008
So. Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford
Even as the Governor’s convened their meeting, California’s Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a finincial state of emergency, an action that forces the legislature to address the state’s financial situation within the next 45 days. (On a humorous side note, do we think the Co-President Elect and the Governator discussed Obama’s fitness needs, in light of Arnold’s campaign comments about Obama’s policies needing some “meat”?)
Governator greets the “meatless” Co-President Elect
Co-President Elect Obama and his YesMan Biden have not been sworn in yet, and Co-President Hillary Clinton has not been confirmed by the Senate yet, and already the posturing for 2012 can be seen. It will be important to watch the key players, particularly the Republicans like Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Gov. Rick Perry, Gov. Mark Sanford, Gov. Sarah Palin, Rep. Paul Ryan, and Gov. Bobby Jindal during the next two years, and what effect that they will have on the midterm elections in 2010.
November 11, 2008 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Campaign 2012, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Mitt Romney, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Eric Cantor, Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican Party, RNC, Speaker Newt Gingrich | 7 comments
With the election of Barack H. Obama as the 44th President, and the Democrats maintaining the majority in the House of Representative and the Senate (with a possible filibuster-proof majority), the message to the Republicans, through the beloved media, has been that their policies and beliefs have seen their day, and the Democrats are in control for a long time to come.
The Party of Lincoln and of Reagan is the Party of strength, and it is the Party that challenges the electorate to remain strong in the ideals of a conservative Nation, a Nation where the government is meant to be less intrusive into our lives, and where we rely on the concept of self preservation instead of government reliance.
The mandate from the 2006 and 2008 elections is more of a mandate on the Presidency of George W. Bush, and less of a mandate on the Republican Party. This is evidenced further by the election of more Democrats who share a moderate view on social issues, such as abortion and gun control.
The RNC, to forge ahead in 2010 and moreso in 2012, must revitalize and put forth a new face. As Rep. Paul Ryan, one of the rising stars of the Party commented, “we must move away from being the Party of angry white men, and become a Party of Warriors!”. The RNC must implement the necessary programs to begin to draw the diversified base that will be inclusive of women, Hispanics, the Black commmunity, among others. The Party must present itself as strong, unified and diverse, as diverse as the President-elect presents the Democratic Party to be.
The RNC must set into motion NOW a comprehensive use of the Internet, for database building, for fundraising, for grassroots organizing. This was a key strength within the Obama campaign, and its model will be used by the DNC in future campaigns. The RNC must utilize the technology and strategies that the Internet provides to be competitive in future campaigns, and to be able to reach and focus on target markets.
It is time that the conservative message of the Republicans not be looked upon as “gun toting God lovers”, but on the message of what these beliefs are premised upon and from where they have come. The RNC needs a leader capable of reflecting that ideology, and the true leader is embodied in Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House. Though not the “young face” of the Party, Speaker Gingrich would be able to articulate the Republican message and to motivate the “troops” into action for the candidates. Couple the Speaker’s message with the business acumen of Gov. Mitt Romney (along with the entrepreneurial spirit of his sons), and there would be a powerhouse team at the helm of the Republican Party.
It is very clear who are emerging as the rising stars of the Republican Party, and their future aspirations were kept in check throughout the McCain campaign. Now, however, as they’ve quickly shown up on the talk circuit, their roles in the future of the RNC are quickly developing.
First and foremost, there is Gov. Sarah Palin. I stated in a previous post that her defeat as the Vice-Presidential candidate actually bodes well for her story and plans (though we would have rather that the McCain-Palin ticket have prevailed). Gov. Palin ran for and lost the race for Lt. Governor, and then went on to run in 2006 for Governor and win. Perhaps that pattern force is at work now. The Governor is not ruling out a run for President in 2012, and it is being discussed that if Sen. Stevens holds his Senate seat, but is ousted by the Senate because of his conviction, Gov. Palin may want to step into that seat. Even the “anonmous” attacks against her since the Election day loss are evidence that there are those who are threatened by a possible Palin 2012 Presidential bid, and they are trying to discredit her now.
Todd Palin and Gov. Sarah Palin
Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal, 37, was on McCain’s short list as a Vice-Presidential pick, and he is already showing that he is testing the waters with several “Iowa” appearances this month. He was to give a prime time speech at the Republican Convention, but due to the hurricanes, he remained in Louisiana to lead his state. Gov. Jindal offers a strong record of his fiscal toughness, and his heritage and youth offer the diversity that would show a new RNC face. The first generation American of immigrants from India, converted to Catholicism, Jindal represents the American Dream even moreso than Barack Obama.
Gov. Jindal and Family
Congressman Paul Ryan, 38, has represented Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District since being elected in November 2008, and has never received less than 57% of the vote in his elections. He has recently been mentioned as a possible replacement for Congressman Boehner as the House Minority leader, but has said that he will not pursue that role. He is, however, being named as one of the strong Party leaders working with Boehner in the next session of Congress, and he will undoubtedly be a visible Republican face as the Obama administration begins to put forth its agenda.
Rep. Paul Ryan
Gov. Tim Pawlenty, 47, of Minnesota, was also on McCain’s Veep short list, and has been a vocal surrogate of the McCain campaign and the Republican Party. As the Governor of a “blue” state, Pawlenty is a strong voice of the Republican message, and he has been able to articulate his creative ideals for such issues as immigration. Gov. Pawlenty, like Gov. Palin and Gov. Jindal, have been able to put a youthful face on the Republican party.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Congressman Eric Cantor, 45, of Virginia, has been tagged to be the House Minority Whip, and if named as such, he will be the second highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives. He is also the only Jewish Republican serving in the House at this time. Cantor’s role behind Boehner in the next Congressional session will make him a visible member of the House, and a key person to personify the Republican message.
It is highly likely that several “mature” faces of the Party will remain as frontrunners in the 2012 Presidential race, including Gov. Mike Huckabee (now the host of FOXNews “Huckabee“) and Gov. Mitt Romney. Both have carefully worded any answers to questions about possible future campaigns, in a respectful deference to Gov. Palin and her role as a frontrunner coming out of the 2008 campaign season.
Gov. Mitt Romney & Gov. Mike Huckabee
The imperative message to the RNC, and to these rising stars, is that they must move quickly to set the vision and tone for the Party, and to begin to articulate that message through its legislative efforts, as well as through the inner-workings of the Party, through its fundraising machinery and its communication efforts.
November 5, 2008 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Campaign 2012, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Mitt Romney, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, President-elect Obama, Sen John McCain, Sen. Barack Obama | 1 comment
Less than twelve hours ago, the United States elected our 44th President, and on January 20th, 2009, Barack H. Obama II will be sworn in (unless the challenges to his eligibility are successful). Thus we come to the end of what has been a never-ending campaign season.
Today, we are 1462 days until the November 6th, 2012 election, and if we think the last season was long, it was announced today that Louisiana’s Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) will be making several speaking engagements in IOWA during the next few weeks. This was the same methodology that Sen. Clinton used to “campaign” before officially campaigning.
Gov. Sarah Palin will resume her duties in Alaska, but we can be assured that she will be a visible Republican force in the Lower 48 while she decides if she wants to run for President in 2012. Other possible Republican contenders will likely include Gov. Mitt Romney, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, among others.
By the time the honeymoon period ends for President-elect Obama and the fawning media, the media that elected Obama will begin to see which Republican will make their “media darling” list.
Countdown has begun!