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The Very Necessary Republican Civil War


Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)

Thursday, December 10th at 5:00AM EST


Yesterday, in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times, I said in 2010 one of my big targets is the GOP establishment. Yep. It’s being characterized as a civil war. I prefer to think of it as a coup. It is time for the grassroots to take back the party. If a fight is necessary, I’m game for that.

While I was away from my computer most of the day, that statement kind of exploded yesterday.

But what do I mean? It’s pretty simple.

The media narrative every time Republicans lose is not that Republicans lose, but that conservatives lose. Without fail, every election cycle, made worse by John McCain being the 2008 nominee, is that conservatives cannot win. In 2008, the narrative was that conservatives cannot even make it out of the GOP primary.

As often happens, the media narrative when repeated enough starts being treated as fact, particularly among Republican establishment types who crave acceptance in the media. Their thinking is pretty grade school: “Reporter says conservatives can’t win. Therefore I will not be conservative. They will look at me and say ‘winner.’”

For the full RedState post:

Note from JAMES: I believe that 2010 and even moreso in 2012, there will be many average hard working Americans who take up the mantle of our forefathers and pursue an elected office, and will WIN. Why? We are tired of career politicians who have become insulated (and sometimes corrupt) from the reality of our daily lives. It is time for “We The People” to once again be the government “of the People, by the People, and For the People”!

RUSH: Leslie in Jacksonville, Florida, welcome to the program.
CALLER:  Hey! How you doing, Rush?
RUSH:  Fine.  Thank you.
CALLER:  I love your show and I love you and I just wanted to share, quickly, a story with you about my ten-year-old son.  During the election, they were given a sheet of paper, and they had on there, you know, to vote for Obama, McCain, or “other.” And I found out “other” meant, like, Ron Paul or somebody else.  Well, Chance put “other,’ and he put “Rush ‘Baugh'” because he didn’t know your whole last name.  So I got a call from the principal to come down there, and they got him in the principal’s office, and they asked him to read to me what he had wrote down.  Well, I knew who he was talking about, and I said, “He’s talking about Rush Limbaugh,” and they said, “No, we know that. That’s not appropriate for him to be talking about him in class. You shouldn’t be throwing your views on him.”  And Chance said, “She’s not. All I know is that she says that Rush is smarter than my daddy.” (laughing) So he thought you should have been president.


LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT- The PARENT is wrong for discussing views such as Rush Limbaugh’s with HIS OWN SON, but it is OK for the teachers, the school, to have the children sing the praises of Chairman, oops, President Obama!

US Presidential Polls:Obama, McCain slug it out today

WASHINGTON – Americans will today go to the polls to elect their next President with Democratic Party candidate, Senator Barack Obama largely favoured to win.
The Kenyan-born Senator will, however, face a stiff competition from his Republican counterpart, John McCain who has taken the presidential battle to the finishing line with vigorous campaign strategies.

The other candidates are Cynthia Mckinney (Green Party), Bob Barr (Libertarian Party), Chuk Baldwin (Constitution Party) and Ralph Nader who is running as an independent candidate.
Aiming for a last-minute upset, Republican John McCain embarked on a grueling odyssey through seven swing states yesterday while Democrat Barack Obama was headed toward three long time GOP bastions that have become Democratic-learning battle grounds in the historic presidential contest.
Obama, cruising comfortably ahead in national and many battle ground state polls, started his day with a late morning rally in Jacksonville, before heading to events in Virginia and North Carolina.

Full Nigerian Post:

Sarah Palin: “Going Rogue”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2009 05:52 PM

The AP reports that Sarah Palin’s memoir will be published on Nov. 17.

The title is “Going Rogue” — an allusion to the in-fighting between Team Sarah and the McCainiancs that broke out in the last weeks of the campaign.

Should be quite a compelling read.

The State Department also asserts that “the fact that someone is a natural born citizen pursuant to a statute does not necessarily imply that he or she is such a citizen for Constitutional purposes.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

     Looney Toon leftist Markos of the Daily Kos showed his ignorance and arrogance in his quick blog about Gov. Palin’s resignation when he said she “couldn’t take the heat”.

     The Governor may well have been making an extremely bold move, one extremely calculated according to columnist Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard. She made it extremely clear to the mainstream media that she is not going anywhere, telling them they are “naive if they do not recognize a full court press on a national level from a good point guard!!”

The latest issue of Vanity Fair isn’t even on newsstands yet and it’s already making headlines for a not-so-politely titled article, “It Came from Wasilla,” about Gov. Sarah Palin.

William Kristol at the Weekly Standard is calling it a “hit piece,” taking writer Todd Purdum to task for his “dubious claims.” A blogger at the Atlantic writes that the article “paints a gruesome picture” of the governor. Politico’s Ben Smith mulls the “political fallout from the very tough piece.”

For full article:


   It does not matter whether or not you have children in school, public or private. We all have a stake in our school sysytem, and if we fail to pay attention to what has already happened, and what is happening now in our schools, we will all pay the consequences, primarily in the indoctrination to forsake our God given liberties.

    The follwoing was found on a blog site. I urge all to make it a point to check out the schools in your area. This needs to be publicized if it is not an isolated case:

This Is Very Disturbing!

Moderator: To me this is hard news but post where appropiate.

My son, who is in 1st grade, came home yesterday saying that he didn’t want to go back to school anymore. So I asked him why? He said that during the Pledge of Allegiance the teacher put up a large image of Obama next to the flag. I asked him if he was sure of this and I suggested to him that maybe the teacher just put up an 8×10 photo of the president. He said, “No, it is a large picture of Obama and when we are done Ms. **** turns off the image.” I also asked if they did this for Bush last year? He again said, “No.” This was my sons first day back to school since before Christmas, he was on a 5 week track break.

My wife volunteers a couple of days each week with helping out with my sons teacher doing various duties. She said that she would come in early this morning to see what was going on. She just got back and reported that this was true and then some. She said she waited out in the pod area and could see inside 3 of the 5 class rooms in this section of school. She said that when the kids stand each teacher flips on the classroom overhead and a full body image of Obama, with six U.S. flags behind him, comes up about 4 feet away from the flag that hangs on the wall. She said that the image has Obama staring straight at you with no facial expressions, just a serious look. I asked my wife if Obama had his hand over his heart? She said that she was so taken aback by this that she didn’t see it. What is worse is she said that all of the kids in each class faced Obama instead of the flag that hangs in the corner.

What the heck is going on?

Guys and gals, I need some advise on how to approach this. I can be somewhat hot headed so I need to plan accordingly with what to say to the principal when we go in to inquire about this. I am sure I will be brushed off so what is my next step? Obviously it will be the school district but then who? ACLU, Veteran groups, Christian groups? Who would be interested in this vile activity?

This is happening in the Clark County School District here in Las Vegas, Henderson area


     Just two days before the first 2008 Presidential Debate in Oxford, MS, Sen. John McCain made a decisiom that defines his LEADERSHIP Skills by postponing any campaign events scheduled so he could return to Washington DC to participate in the discussions and debates regarding the mortgage crisis bailout.

    Sen. McCain has called upon his opponent, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) to cease his campaign activities and return to Washington DC as well, and he further has suggested that both camps make the necessary arrangements to postpone the debate that is scheduled for September 26th, 2008.

     In making this extremely bold move, the maverick Senator has shown the drive and initiative that defines him as a leader, ready to take control of our country. From the political motivation, McCain’s move has put Obama into the tenuous position of having to follow the lead of the real Leader! Obama cannot opt to continue campaign activities while McCain returns to Washington, nor can he not agree to a postponement of the debate, as either of those two moves would show that he is not taking his role as a Senator serious, and not addressing the mortgage crisis issue. However, he also is in the position of not having been the candidate to put this idea out first, showing the true extent of his leadership skills.

     We can watch what happens in DC over the next few days. I have been emailing and faxing every possible legislator to discuss my angst in this bailout, which will provide no benefit to those of us middle class Americans who have met our financial obligations and responsibilities. But the positive that is emerging is the emergence of John McCain as our true leader.

UPDATE: After saying he could be “reached if needed”, and would not postpone the debates, Sen. Obama was invited to join the top Congressional leaders and Sen. McCain in a meeting with President Bush at the White House. At this point, the Obama had no choice but to follow McCain’s lead. (Either that, or Michelle thinks she can get some window measurements early– you know she’s ever the optimist!!)