Ladies and gentlemen of American Politics, meet your new warden!
A few days ago I wrote an article on my blog, Christian Fearing God-Man, detailing the 10 rules that every American should follow when they decide to get involved in American Politics (shameless plug). It doesn’t matter how you get involved, because the rules are still the same whether you run for office, blog, or serve as an activist in some way. The rules are in jest because I’ve been told that we need to have an “adult conversation” about the troubles facing our nation, and I realized a long time ago that an adult conversation is just a dream.
This counts for both sides, Democrat and Republican. I’ve noticed that many disciples of → Read More
Tomorrow we go to the polls (actually we have early voting here so I’ve done my citizens duty) and see how strong the political winds have been that are driving the GOP. As our political parties become more partisan and retreat deeper into their respective corners preparing for the next great battle any hope of compromise and effective governance becomes less likely. But for those of us who retain some glimmer of hope of our politicians acting in the best interest of our country,the centrist position, where independents and moderates reside, offers some idea of where progress on bipartisan legislation can be made…if men and women of good will go to Washington to govern.
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I’m sure many of you are as excited as I am about the changes we will see when Election Day finally arrives; but I doubt our excitement comes from the same source. Many of you anticipate the GOP stampede that will take over the House and perhaps the Senate. There are many GOP and Tea Party themes that I share including the goals of fiscal conservatism, a return of greater power to the states, and a smaller federal government; but those are too far down the road for me right now. No, at this time I’m simply giddy at the prospect of this election finally coming to an end. The list of things I won’t miss is extensive but here are a few highlights:
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If you have been reading my blog for very long, you will know that I have only allowed one other guest blogger before now. It’s just something I do not do. After getting to know Linda through Pigeon and Pet Chat and discussing some of her thoughts and reasons behind her vote for Barack Obama, I thought it would be good to hear from someone who voted for Obama and could state their reasons for doing so with clarity. Without further ado, here is Linda’s take on this election.
That’s my take!
Larry and I have gotten to know each other through a little forum we both belong to: Pigeon and Pet Chat. Ordinarily, at forums such as these, political discussions are taboo, as → Read More
Barack Obama has not even hired his entire staff, much less been sworn in and already, we are seeing negative articles about him and the people he is choosing to fill his staff positions. How I feel about Obama is not a big secret. I am no fan of the man and I really question how he will lead our country in the next four years. I have serious reservations about what his policies will be towards abortion, 1st Amendment rights, 2nd Amendment rights, and taxes, not necessarily in that order. I will be among the first to question him as he begins his work as President and we begin to see how his Presidency begins to take shape. However, let’s do be fair to → Read More
The story broke over the weekend that Barack Obama had made a statement about bankrupting the coal industry in San Fransisco on January 17, 2008. At the time, there was only audio of that interview, but a video segment has been released. Watch and listen as Obama explains how he plans to bankrupt coal plants with his cap and trade policy on greenhouse gases.
Not only does Obama plan to bankrupt the coal industry, but he also makes comments later in the interview pertaining to the price of electricity. From Hot Air:
The problem is not technical, uh, and the problem is not mastery of the legislative intricacies of Washington. The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is really → Read More
I have pondered for some time what to write on the morning of election day, 2008. It would be an understatement to simply say this is one of the most important elections in our history. After all the votes are cast and the results are in, history will certainly be made. We will have either the first African American President of the United States or the first female Vice-President of the United States when it is finally over. As significant as this is, I pose this question. Is making history enough?
There will certainly be a lot of votes cast for Barack Obama because he is an African American. I believe that is one reason the media has so steadfastly guarded him and his campaign → Read More
Will wonders never cease? One of the main complaints I have had with this election cycle is how the mainstream media has given Barack Obama a pass when it comes to questioning his facts and what he plans to do if he wins this election. They have refused to question him on his past relationships with William Ayers or ACORN and tried to sweep it under the carpet when he made his “spread the wealth” statement to Joe the plumber. It appears that for the time being, at least, they have decided to call him out on some of his facts. It started yesterday with CNN’s Campbell Brown issuing a commentary about Obama’s broken promise to except public financing for the Presidential campaign and continues → Read More
As I do with some of my posts, let me preface this with an apology to a couple of people who I consider my friends. They would be Wickle, at A True Believer and Kerry, over at One Mom. I have really hesitated to even put these thoughts down on paper, because I do not want to offend them in any way. That being said, I feel I have to do my part to let people know just how much of a danger Barack Obama is to our country.
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I believe the picture below is very indicative of how most Americans are feeling about the state of our country and our government. As I have said before, there is plenty of blame to go around, even if the politicians do not want to accept it. One thing for sure, it’s voters like you and me who are bearing the brunt of the problem, not the politicians.
That’s my take!
Back during the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama promised to accept public financing for the general election, if John McCain would do the same. McCain has followed through with his promise, but Obama decided to continue his fund raising and use his own money. This has basically put McCain at a disadvantage in the money race.
Barack Obama has taken some of that extra money and has purchased a thirty minute commercial the night of October 29, planning to run the ad on at least CBS and NBC, with plans for the other networks as well. Since I don’t have a TV, I don’t have to worry about it, but there are plans for a boycott of sorts, a changing of the channel or simply a → Read More
There is now some very damming evidence that Barack Obama fully believes in the redistribution of wealth. In an interview on Chicago Public Radio, three different guests, Barack Obama, Susan Bandes, and Dennis Hutchinson, all talk about how to best bring about the redistribution of wealth in this country. The main focus is on the courts and how the Supreme Court will not do this with it’s present makup. Here is a transcript of the most troubling part of the interview.
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CNN is reporting that tensions are growing between Sarah Palin and some of John McCain’s top aides. So much so that they are spilling over into the public workings of the campaign. According to CNN, Governor Palin is getting very frustrated at how she feels the campaign is being mismanaged. Actually, I can imagine how she must feel, after weeks of being told what to say and when to say it. As someone told me this morning, I am interested in what the candidates have to say, not something their aides or advisers tell them to say.
Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin “going rogue.”
A Palin associate, → Read More