Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged angry, buyers remose, Conservative, democrats, dow jones, Economy, food stamps, healthcare, liberals, news, Obama, opinion, Politics, Republican, righthook38 on November 13, 2012|
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Obama won re-election. The Democrats successfully put their man in office for another 4 years. So, why are they still so angry???
There are currently 35+ petitions that have been filed with the White House, with various states petitioning to secede from the U.S. of America. One of my co-workers mentioned it to me earlier this afternoon, and another co-worker (who voted for Obama) responded with “good riddance!”. Wow. Angry much? Your man won. Why are you so freakin’ mad all the time?
Are you already having buyer’s remorse? Within 48 hours of the election, more than 40 corporations announced layoffs. Small business owners are closing their doors. Companies are cutting employees, or reducing their employees from full time to part time, to avoid providing health insurance. The stock market is still down around 500 points since Tuesday. Ohio food stamp recipients (869,000 households) just found out that their benefits are being cut, to the tune of $520 million a year. We found out the administration kept information about the massive increase in food stamp recipients during July-August under wraps. They also kept the news of General Patraeus under wraps until after the election, along with the debacle in Benghazi. The list goes on. There has been nothing but negative news regarding our economy and foreign policy issues.
But it’s not like you didn’t know this was coming. You were warned. We screamed it from the rooftops. Employers even told their employees they would be laying people off if Obama was re-elected. Did you really think it would get better? Did you really think it was going to magically change when he was re-elected?
All I can say is don’t complain to me about your healthcare costs rising and your friends/family losing their jobs. You asked for it, and you got it.…now deal with the consequences.
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Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged Conservative, Economy, election, house, malkin, news, opinion, Paul Ryan, Politics, Republican, righthook38, ted cruz on November 9, 2012|
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1. Republicans retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
2. Voters in Alabama, Montana, and Wyoming all passed measures limiting Obamacare.
3. Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, one of the conservative movement’s brightest rising stars, overcame establishment GOP opposition to clinch a U.S. Senate victory in Texas.
4. Corruptocrat Beltway barnacle Rep. Pete Stark was finally kicked out of office in California.
5. Despite entrenched teachers’ union opposition, a charter school initiative in Washington state triumphed.
6. Despite entrenched Big Labor support, a radical collective bargaining power grab in Michigan failed.
7. Oklahoma voters said no to government race-based preferences in college admissions, public contracting, and government hiring.
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Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged allen west, bachmann, Conservative, Economy, freedom, governor, house, jindal, liberty, mia love, news, nikki haley, Obama, opinion, Palin, Politics, press on, reagan, Republican, righthook38, romney, rubio, senate on November 8, 2012|
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As I’ve browsed the internet these past two days, I’m struck by the number of people who are so discouraged by Obama’s re-election, that they are ready to just give up. Some have vowed to turn off the news and become an uninformed voter, because it would just be easier. Some talked about quitting their jobs and going on food stamps and welfare. It’s sad to think that any American sees that as a better option.
While I’m sure many of those discouraged voters are just venting and have no real intention of giving up, it’s clear that many feel their efforts just didn’t matter this time around. But we cannot give up. That’s what they want us to do. We cannot lose focus on the real problem. It’s about more than just Barack Obama. It’s about our liberty. It’s about the Constitution. It’s about the country we’re leaving for our children and grandchildren. We’re the world’s last best hope. We’re that shining city on the hill. This is America, the greatest country in the world. Too many men have fought and died to keep this country free, and we can NOT let them die in vain.
Why did we lose? Did the Democrats have better ideas? Did they have a better message? Do they have stronger values? No. They campaigned on fear, not ideas. Their message was full of lies and misinformation. They made false claims about Mitt Romney’s character. They painted him to be a liar, tax cheat, and an uncaring, disconnected rich man who was only out to help the wealthiest Americans. They scared women into believing that Republicans want to take away health care and contraceptives. They scared seniors into thinking Republicans were going to take away their social security and Medicare benefits. They scared young people into thinking Republicans would take away their opportunities for a good education. They used the same sorry scare tactics they use EVERY election. We know those things couldn’t be further from the truth, but the uninformed voters believe it. The news has been so filtered, that unless you’re getting your news from Fox, conservative talk radio, or conservative blogs, you’re just not getting the truth. The main stream media no longer breaks the news…..it shapes the news. They decide what to report, based on which stories will either help the Democrat or hurt the Republican. Period. And Obama just had a better ground game. Despite the decline in enthusiasm for Obama, his campaign got people to the polls.
So what now? We press on. We look toward 2014, and we find a way to articulate our message in a clearer way. We don’t change our core principles….we will never win by changing who we are. We find a way to make people understand who we are, and why our ideas are the right ideas. We find a way to make them understand how this country can become more prosperous through lower taxes and less government, and that smaller government is a more effective government.
Democrats pander by dividing the country into voting blocs. We are all Americans. We should not be put into boxes according to color, gender or class. That’s not the American way of doing things. We shouldn’t appeal to women and minorities by promising them things we can’t deliver or by changing our principles. We should appeal to them by setting the example. The Republican party has not been able to shake the stereotype of being the party of rich white men. It couldn’t be further from the truth, yet it’s how we are perceived. We have a very diverse group of strong conservative leaders from all backgrounds. We have Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Marsha Blackburn, Nikki Haley, Mia Love, Allen West, Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal, just to name a few. But Democrats have effectively kept us in a box, and we often just assume that we cannot get the black or Hispanic votes. We can. We just aren’t trying hard enough.
2014 is our next goal. We have 20 Democrat senators to unseat, and 13 Republican seats to defend. We need to retain the House. We have gubernatorial seats to replace and defend. This is no time for discouragement and defeat….we still have work to do.
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Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged 2014, collins, Conservative, coons, durbin, Economy, elections, frankin, kerry, levin, merkley, news, opinion, Politics, power, reockefeller, Republican, righthook38, senate on November 7, 2012|
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I know some of you are still reeling from last night’s election results. I’m still in shock myself. So, go ahead and take a day or two to lick your wounds, then our work begins again.
There are 33 Senate seats up for grabs in 2014 – 20 Democrat and 13 Republican. Here are our new targets:
Mark Begich – Alaska
Mark Pryor – Arkansas
Mark Udall – Colorado
Chris Coons – Delaware
Richard Durbin – Illinois
Tom Harkin – Iowa
Mary Landrieu – Louisiana
John Kerry – Massachusetts
Carl Levin – Michigan
Al Franken – Minnesota
Max Baucus – Montana
Jeanne Shaheen – New Hampshire
Frank Lautenberg – New Jersey
Tom Udall – New Mexico
Kay Hagan – North Carolina
Jeff Merkley – Oregon
Jack Reed – Rhode Island
Tim Johnson – South Dakota
Mark Warner – Virginia
Jay Rockefeller – West Virginia
While we’re at it, let’s take out RINO Susan Collins from Maine. (click here for full list of senate seats up in 2014)
Some of these will be easy scores, some will be nearly impossible. You have your assignments. Let’s get busy.
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Posted in Politics, tagged 2014, Conservative, Economy, news, opinion, Politics, Republican, righthook38, tomorrow on November 7, 2012|
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Tomorrow….we start again. Mid-terms 2014.
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Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged 2012, america, Conservative, country, Economy, indiana, mourdock, news, Obama, opinion, pence, Politics, Republican, righthook38, romney, Ryan, vote on November 6, 2012|
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Americans have spent the last four years watching our country being taken from us. We have a president who thinks he is above the law. He violates the Constitution, bypasses Congress, and ignores the American people. He’s running up our national debt at unprecedented rates. He picks winners and losers. He takes from the successful, hard working Americans and gives to those who sit with their hand out. He gives our hard earned tax dollars to countries who work against us. He hosts leaders of radical Muslim regimes in the White House, while ignoring the leaders of our closet ally countries. He disrespects our military. He allowed four Americans to die in Libya, without doing anything to save them, then lied to the American public, and targeted someone who had nothing to do with the attacks.
This president has the most pro-abortion record in Congress, even voting against measures to save the life of an innocent baby born in a botched abortion. He has worked against religious freedom of Christians while promoting the religion of Islam. He focuses on things like free contraception for women, while ignoring the fact that we have 23 million Americans who are unemployed or underemployed. He’s doing nothing to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, trotting off to Las Vegas on campaign stops while people on the East Coast have no homes, no heat, no gas and no food or water.
This is a pivotal election. We cannot afford to be complacent. That’s how we got into this mess in the first place. We have leaders in Congress who need to be removed. We have a president who needs his walking papers. We need to get back to the principles this country was founded upon. We need to take our country back. This is the time. If not us, who? If not now, when?
Get out and vote. Your country depends on it.
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