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November 5, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Alan Greenspan, Andrea Mitchell, healthcare reform, Obama care, Pelosi Care, Rep. Eric Cantor | Leave a comment
Personally, I think Andrea should take time of to enjoy her aging husband’s retirement. After all, Alan Greenspan is now 83!!
June 9, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: conservatives, GOP, Michael Steele, Newt Gingrich, Newtr Gingrich, Obama birth certificate, Paul Ryan, Pres. Barack Obama, Rep. Eric Cantor, Republican Party, Sarah Palin | 2 comments
March 26, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: A New Era in Responsibility, Ben Smith, Obama birth certificate, Politico, Pres. Barack Obama, Rep. Eric Cantor, Rep. John Boehner, Republican Road to Recovery | 4 comments
GOP gloves off for budget brawl
House Republicans have begun unveiling detailed alternatives to President Barack Obama’s policies — a concerted effort to push back against Democratic efforts to label them “the Party of No.”
On Wednesday, it was a housing plan. Thursday, it will be a big, TV-friendly stack of budget blueprints, “The Republican Road to Recovery.” That’s to match the president’s own platitudinous budget title, “A New Era of Responsibility.”
The House Republicans’ budget document, provided to POLITICO ahead of its release, makes sure no one can miss the point: Each chapter begins “The Republican Plan,” and each section is divided into “The President’s Budget” and “Republicans’ Solution.”
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said the housing proposal that he rolled out with eight other House Republicans on Tuesday was “in response to the administration — and the president himself, who continues to say that Republicans don’t have any ideas.”
For full article: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/20509.html
March 24, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: AIG, America's Right, Eric Holder, Federal Reserve, Pres. Barack Obama, Rep. Eric Cantor, Rep. John Boehner, Sen. Chris Dodd, Sen. Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, TARP, Timothy Geithner | Leave a comment
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Numbers and history provide much-needed perspective on the populist outcry
By Nathaniel Givens
If I had said just two weeks ago that the most riveting headlines in America would include Eric Cantor agreeing with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid on one side of a hotly contested debate while Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson agree with Barack Obama on the other side, you’d have thought I was insane. But that’s exactly what has happened, and it’s precisely where we stand on the question of how to handle the populist feeding frenzy that is the AIG bailout fiasco.
And, it’s a good measure of how much confusion surrounds this controversial issue.
FOR the FULL ARTICLE: http://www.americasright.com/2009/03/aig-diversion.html
March 1, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: conservatism, CPAC, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Charlie Crist, Gov. Mark Sanford, Larry Sinclair, Michelle Obama, Obama birth certificate, Pres. Barack Obama, Racism, Rep. Eric Cantor, Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican Party | 3 comments
While Gov. Mitt Romney won the hat trick at the 2009 CPACX straw ballot vote for the 2012 Presidential campaign, and while he is seen as a frontrunner for the GOP nomination this early in the 2012 race, the CPAC and the Republican Party will need to highlight and focus on the newer faces to the Party who are breaking through the gates to lead.
Despite what critics called “a less than stellar” performance in his GOP response to Obama’s Speech before the Joint Session of Congress, Gov. Bobb Jindal of Louisiana is one of the GOP’s future stars. It is easy to become “fired up” and deliver well on speech when you are before a live audience, but to a camera is not that easy. Jindal spoke out strongly against the economic stimulus package, and vowed not to accept without knowing all the strings and potential problems.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is on the “short” list of top runners for 2012. Sanford has been vocal in his opposition to the economic stimulus legislation and the budget proposals. He is obviously on the right track, having drawn the ire of Rep. Jim Clymer of SC.
Rep. Paul Ryan, a youthful Congressman, has shown himself to be a strong fiscal conservative, and a strong voice on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Eric Cantor is the 2nd leading Republican in the House, behind Rep. John Boehner, and it is believed that he has been instrumental in getting Boehner to be more focused in the Republican stance on its principles, not its Party Politics.
With 2010 already looming, the field of qualified Republicans will begin to emerge in the coming months, particularly at the state levels, as the Democrats face a major challenge in light of the “real-Obama” agenda being unveiled in his first 6 weeks. What any one of these future leaders would do well to do is to seek the guidance of Rep. Dr. Ron Paul, who has siad he will not run again for the Presidency.
FYI: Florida’s Gov. Charlie Crist was referred to as Barack Obama’s “favorite Republican”, due to his support for the economic stimulus package, may have sverely damaged his nationla political aspirations, either for the 2010 Senate race or in the 2012 Presidential race.
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
January 24, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics | Tags: Congressional Budget Office, economic stimulus package, National Mall, President Barack Obama, Rep. Eric Cantor | 8 comments
For starters, I am not an economist by any means, but I have laid a few pallets of sod (green side up), and I cannot yet figure out how $200 million dollars for renovations to the National Mall, which includes replacing all of the sod, is going to help to stimulate the economy and grow jobs…. weeds maybe, but jobs? How does $360 million dollars to slow the spread of sexually tansmitted diseases stimulate the economy and grow jobs as well. Yes, this is a worthy cause, as is the $60 million dollars alloted for the National Endowment for the Arts, but are they truly items that should be in an economic stimulus program?
The Republicans are remaining strong in their resistance to the items involved in the packages as they have evolved thus far. There is no doubt among the legislators that there must be some plan of action, but the idea of spending more in such a hphazard manner has many wanting to slow the “rush” of the package down a bit for careful scrutiny.
Even the Congressional Budget Office, whose Director is now at the White House, has reported that the bulk of the economic stimulus program would not trickle into the system for at least two years. Many economists are saying that by the time most of these items have an impact, the recession will have followed its normal mechanics of correcting itself. So one then has to wonder if the underlying basis for this package is the economy or is it a means of getting other agenda issues into action, such as the White House Urban policy development?
Given the nature of the past week, the American people will give President Obama a pass on his “because I won” comment once, maybe twice. But if that is the maturity level of his leadership skills, even the Kool Aid drinkers will soon stop drinking the Kool Aid!
White House Urban Policy: http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/urban_policy/
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.