Saturday, November 8, 2008

Al Franken trying to steal Minnesota Senate Seat?

From Scott Martin

Former SNL cast member and current chronic liar and tax cheat Al Franken is trying his hand at election theft. It seems his campaign just keeps on finding bundles of new ballots from highly Democrat-leaning precincts. From Powerline comes a statement from Ron Coleman's campaign manager:

"Not content to allow the recount process to move forward as prescribed by law, the Franken Campaign and its supporters are attempting a campaign of undue influence. The increasing questions about unexplained and improbable shifts in vote counts, coupled with Franken Campaign antics over the past 24 hours, compelled us to seek legal action to protect the rights of Minnesota voters. We had an election. Senator Coleman won. And we now must have a legal and transparent process conducted in the light of day - and that is our goal and intent.

"Late last night, after another unexplained shift in votes occurred when the Secretary of State's Office closed, new ballots have suddenly appeared from a heavily Democratic precinct. These ballots have been unsecure since the election, yet the Franken Campaign is demanding they be stuffed into the ballot box, attempting to change a vote count that was already finished. Minnesota election laws provide specific rules for reviewing and counting ballots. Today's legal proceeding is an effort to ensure that a transparent and orderly process be in place. The Franken Campaign should be joining us in this action, not seeking to push the process outside the bounds of the law."

And now we have this, also from Powerline. 100 ballots found, all for Al Franken:

As improbable and statistically dubious chunks of votes appear and disappear, overwhelmingly benefiting Al Franken, the Coleman for Senate campaign today filed a data practices request with county auditors and the Secretary of State requesting data related to Election Night results, records related to ballot security and information relating to all revisions made to the results since being reported on Election Night.

"Minnesota has a history of fair and clean elections, and we are committed to ensuring that this election is no different. That is why it is so troubling to us that instead of the normal slight changes in vote totals one would expect during this process, we are now seeing huge chunks of votes appearing and disappearing - statistically dubious and improbable shifts that are overwhelmingly accruing to the benefit of Al Franken. And, as many of these unexplained and improbably vote swings are taking place on the Iron Range, we're asking that local and state election officials provide us with the necessary data to reassure the public that the canvassing process has not been tainted," said Cullen Sheehan, campaign manager.

It has been reported that during the night, 100 new ballots were reported to the Secretary of State's office from the Mountain Iron area. These previously unreported ballots contained 100 votes for President-elect Barack Obama and DFL candidate Al Franken.

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me. And if not, we'll just fill out ballots for them saying that they do.

Boycott Utah Because California Banned Gay Marriage. What!?!

That's right the tolerant left is now calling Utah a "hate state" after the Mormon church pumped millions of dollars in to get Prop 8 passed in California. "The main focus is going to be going after the Utah brand," he said. "At this point, honestly, we're going to destroy the Utah brand. It is a hate state." OK so does that make California. "At this point, the Californians are the victims and the Mormons are the persecutors," he said. "We had won this until they swept in ... We need to send a message to Utah that they need to stop trying to inflict their way of life on every other state." Really? Did he really just say that? It seems to me that it must be the other way around otherwise wouldn't Prop 8 have failed. I wonder if commercials like this one run by those opposed to prop 8 actually helped to pass the legislation.

Now if gay marriage proponents wanted to boycott California because they banned gay marriage that would make sense. People in California went to the polls and voted to pass this amendment to the State Constitution. So why not boycott California? I can think of several reasons. One much better weather than Utah, come on why would anyone deprive themselves of the California sun when they can just blame the Mormons. Two, I bet none of these people have ever even been to Utah. So basically they're not suffering at all from boycotting the State. Three, most likely the people behind this hated religion before this vote. Finally four, California is a blue state and for the most part gay marriage proponents support what goes on there. Despite the fact they just rejected gay marriage. Utah is a Red State and therefore inherently evil in their minds.

So how are these hateful Mormons responding. Church spokeswoman Kim Farah said in a statement about the temple protests Friday that it is "disturbing" that the church is being singled out for exercising its right to speak up in a free election.
"While those who disagree with our position on Proposition 8 have the right to make their feelings known, it is wrong to target the Church and its sacred places of worship for being part of the democratic process," Farah said.

The church had said in a statement after Tuesday's vote that "no one on any side of the question should be vilified, intimidated, harassed or subject to erroneous information."

Let's punish those Mormons in Utah because people in California voted to ban gay marriage. Maybe I'm confused but who are the bigots again?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Who should take over has RNC chairman?

It obvious were going to need new leadership at the top of the Republican Party. The question is who? Let's take a look at some possibilities.

Newt Gingrich: The man who led the Republican Revolution in 1994 and became the first Republican speaker of the house in forty years comes back to lead another one has RNC chairman in 2010. Sounds good to me.

Mike Huckabee: If he doesn't want to run for President again this would be a great spot for him. He's "sunny side up" conservatism could help put a new face on a party that badly needs it.

Michael Steele: What better to show Americans that we are the party of opportunity for all than by making Steele the RNC Chair. He's obviously qualified. He's already chairman of GOPAC.

Chip Saltsman: Former Huckabee campaign manager also headed the Tennessee GOP before he took on that job. He came within a eyelash (three percentage points in SC to be exact) of pulling the most stunning upset in political history. Or at least since Truman beat Dewey.

Katon Dawson: The high profile chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, organized a meeting in Myrtle Beach later this month designed to bring together Republican leaders to discuss the future of the party. Strength: Dawson is extremely aggressive, well liked by conservatives and a regular presence on national cable programs already."

Dawson's biggest downfall is he's not a nationally known figure which I think the RNC is going to need if they expect to strike back in 2010.

Go here to read more about the RNC Chairmanship fight.

The Future of the Republican Party

I was about to write about the GOP young guns but then I saw that Free Republic had already done it for me. However I may haved added some things I felt they missed about the candidates. I'm also putting the most interesting candidates on top. I added Huckabee myself.

Sarah Palin (44) - Alaska's Governor has made it though the initiation phase of national politics thanks to having been named John McCain's running mate. Though her star doesn't shine quite so brightly now that the campaign is over (her once stellar 80%+ approval rating in Alaska is now in the mid-60s, still very positive), she made history by being the first woman to have been nominated as the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee. She has proven herself to be tough enough, taking all the abuse the Democrats, the drive-by media, the pundits and even some of her running mate's staffers could dish out and still remain standing. In fact, Palin has done little complaining about the attacks, showing that she can weather them with remarkable grace, charm and good humor (except for the inexcusable attacks on her children, which understandably angered her). She also endured two ethics investigations in her home state, both politically motivated, and still managed to emerge from the ordeal looking good. Palin was a success on the campaign trail, drawing large, enthusiastic crowds which far surpassed those seen at Joe Biden's events or even John McCain's. She has returned to Alaska to deal with the affairs of that energy-producing state. Palin will build her resume by completing the gas pipeline deal, and she will study up on foreign affairs and other issues she will need to be able to expound upon if she wants to make a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. She also needs to build her own networks, including perhaps a PAC and a campaign organization that must be ready to hit the ground running. Palin has been invited to speak at CPAC 2009.

Bobby Jindal (37) - The chief executive of Louisiana has made some history of his own as the youngest sitting governor of the United States. He won the job after serving three years in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was a member of the conservative RSC caucus. Jindal also served in the Bush administration as the principal policy advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. An Indian-American Catholic, Jindal took his name out of contention for consideration as a potential GOP vice presidential nominee for the 2008 election, choosing to build his own resume instead. He will also be a speaker at CPAC in February. (Lifetime ACU rating: 93.33)

Michael Steele (50) - This former lieutenant governor of Maryland is also a history-maker. He was not only the first Republican to serve as lieutenant governor of his state, but also the first African American to do so. A Catholic, Steele studied for the priesthood before getting a law degree from Georgetown. He has experience as a corporate securities associate at Cleary's offices in Washington, D.C., Tokyo and London. After working for Cleary, he established Steele Group, a business and legal consulting firm. Steele has served as chairman of the Prince George's County Republican Central Committee, as chairman of the Maryland Republican Party and chair of GOPAC, his current job. He delivered memorable speeches at the 2004 and 2008 GOP conventions, at the latter coining the phrase, "Drill baby, drill" - a reference to the need for offshore drilling which became a familiar chant at McCain and Palin campaign rallies.

Eric Cantor (45) - A three-term U.S. congressman from Virginia, Cantor served nine years in that state's House of Delegates before winning national office. He is currently the House's chief deputy minority whip, but is currently making a run for the position of house minority whip, which Rep. Roy Blunt has announced that he intends to vacate. During his first term in office, Cantor served as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and has also served on the House Financial Services Committee, the International Relations Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. Cantor has a law degree and an advanced degree in real estate. He is the only Jewish Republican currently serving in the House. Cantor was on Sen. John McCain's list of potential vice presidential nominees before Sarah Palin was selected. Cantor was the author of the Republican alternative to the first version of the $700 billion economic bailout bill, and he was outspoken in his criticism of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her "tone of partisanship" during negotiations on the final version of the measure. (Lifetime ACU rating: 96.86)

Mike Pence (47) - A four-term member of the U.S. House from Indiana, Pence serves on two powerful House committees, Foreign Affairs and Judiciary. A former chair of the conservative RSC House caucus, Pence has earned a reputation as a tax-cutter and an opponent of earmark spending. He's also a social conservative who opposed late-term abortion and federal subsidies for embryonic stem cell research. Pence has described himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order." (Lifetime ACU rating: 99.43)

Mike Huckabee (52)
Former Governor Huckabee spent 10 years as Governor of Arkansas. He came out of nowhere to finish second in the GOP primary race. I watch him on Fox every chance I get, he was my pick in the primaries. He was against the bailout saying that "The CEO's were like little children if you give them what they want when they kick and scream they'll kick and scream more." Maybe that's not an exact quote but that was the jist. At the time I thought it was a necessary evil. Looks like I should've listen to Huck.

Duncan D. Hunter (31) - Sharing his father's name, young Hunter now has his recently retired dad's U.S. House seat for the 52nd District of California as well. Duncan worked his way to a business degree from San Diego State by creating websites and programming databases and e-commerce systems for high tech companies. The day after the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001, Hunter enlisted in the U.S. Marines. After graduating from the Corps' officer candidate school, the newly-commissioned lieutenant served the first of two tours of duty in Iraq. After his return, he was honorably discharged and was promoted to the rank of Captain while in the reserves. Soon after filing to run for Congress, Hunter was recalled to active duty in the Marines and was sent to Afghanistan. He returned to campaigning after his return home and was rewarded with a victory in the 2008 elections.

Paul Ryan (38) - Now serving his fifth term representing the 1st congressional district of Wisconsin in the U.S. House, Ryan is the ranking minority member of the House Budget Committee and a senior member on the House Ways and Means Committee. He has a degree in economics and political science and has worked in the private sector as an economic analyst and as president of his own consulting firm. A former legislative director for Sen. Sam Brownback, Ryan also wrote speeches for William Bennett and Jack Kemp. Ryan just won his bid for re-election and will serve a sixth House term. (Lifetime ACU rating: 92.89)

Jeff Flake (46) - Flake has served in the U.S. House since 2001. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia and as the Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute. Known as one of the more libertarian House Republicans, he is a member of the Liberty Caucus. Flake has earned a reputation as one of the most vocal critics of pork and earmark federal spending. He was designated a "taxpayer superhero" by Citizens Against Government Waste and was named by that group as the least extravagant spender in Congress. A Mormon, Flake is Flake is staunchly pro-life. (Lifetime ACU rating: 95.43)

Michelle Bachmann (52) - Bachmann just won a second term in the U.S. House from Minnesota. She is a member of the Financial Services Committee. Backman is a former attorney for the U.S. Treasury Department, and she served two terms in the Minnesota State Senate. A favorite target of Democrats and liberal interest groups for being what they call a "Christian fundamentalist," Bachmann has been active in the pro-life movement. (Lifetime ACU rating: 100)

Thad McCotter (43) - McCotter is a U.S. congressman from Michigan. After practicing law, he won a seat as a Wayne County Commissioner in 1992. McCotter was elected to the Michigan State Senate in 1998 and to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, where he has served three terms. He's a member of the House Financial Services Committee and serves as chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee. McCotter was the first GOP House member to oppose the Paulson bailout plan in September, labeling it "American socialism." A Catholic, the most notorious McCotter quote, according to liberals, is "No Good Government Denies God's Presence." He is also a strong supporter of the Iraq War. (Lifetime ACU rating: 87)

Jeb Hensarling (51) - having served in the U.S. House as a representative from Texas, Hensarling has an economics degree from Texas A&M ands a law degree from the University of Texas. He has worked for former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm and as executive director of the Republican Senatorial Committee. An entrepreneur and owner of two small businesses, Hensarling sits on the House Budget and Financial Services Committees. With a reputation as a spending hawk and a proponent of low taxes, Hensarling supports a one-year moratorium on all Congressional earmarks. He is a co-author of the Taxpayer Choice Act and introduced the Taxpayer Bill of Rights in the House. Hensarling has been mentioned as a possible successor to Eric Cantor as House Deputy Minority Whip. (Lifetime ACU rating: 98.33)

Adam Putnam (34) - Putnam was the youngest member of Congress when he was sworn in at the age of 26 in 2001. Now with three terms of House service on his resume, the Florida Representative has held minority leadership positions, chairing the House Republican Policy Committee and the House Republican Conference. He also has a seat on the House Financial Services Committee. Putnam acquired the nickname "The Elder Statesman" because of his rapid rise in the House Republican leadership despite his relatively tender years. (Lifetime ACU rating: 92.29)

Just so know one starts streaming at me. Mitt Romney is sixty years old. Therefore He really can't qualify as a young gun. However I expect him to be a major factor in the 2012 primaries. However anyone who says they know whose the frontrunner is right now is either a liar or a prophet. Don't be surprised if you check back here in four years and find the Republican nominee didn't even make the list.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Teacher tells student her Daddy will be in Iraq for 100 years if McCain wins

Diantha Harris, a teacher at a Asheville NC, grade school browbeats McCain supporting student, Kathy. The child becomes distressed over the teacher’s line of questioning. It looks like she's about to burst into tears when the video ends.

Isn't it great that the party of tolerance is now in power.

Dow down 443

What could be causing these massive losses in the Dow the last two days. Was there some sort of contest on Tuesday that has made businesses here in America nervous? Do they think that the new President is going to make the economy worse and cost them millions of dollars in profits. Are they worried about having to fire more workers thereby raising the unemployment rate? Could it be that they're worried
the government is going to increase spending thereby causing inflation.


Update: 10:13pm

I just saw this is the biggest two days drop in history. "The massive back-to-back waves of selling carved more than 900 points from the Dow, its worst two-day point decline in history." I'm sure the election had nothing to do with it.

A Moderate Republican Party Cannot Win Elections

Scott Martin: Conservatism Today

John Hawkins of Right Wing News gives 7 reasons why this is so:

1) What constitutes a "moderate" changes from person to person. That's how people like Joe Lieberman and Chuck Hagel, neither of whom would agree on just about anything, can both be considered "moderates" in their parties.

Put another way: a socially conservative, anti-abortion voter who believes in big government policies could be fairly called a moderate. On the other hand, a socially liberal, pro-abortion voter who doesn't want any new government programs could also be fairly called a moderate.

So, since what constitutes being a "moderate" changes from person to person, it's not possible to build a party around appealing to "moderates."

2) Because moderates tend to be much less ideological, less knowledgeable about politics, and less informed than liberals and conservatives, it's entirely possible that even if our candidate's views are closer to their views, they won't be capable of figuring it out (That's exactly how it worked with McCain and Obama, for example).

Go to the link for the rest. Does anyone disagree with this? Nearly all of our lost seats in Congress were moderates. Our candidate for president was a moderate. I'm convinced that voters need to be given a real choice, and that the past few decades show that most will choose a real conservative when given the option.

Karl Rove on the 2008 election

Intense and gripping, the 2008 election was also historic. The son of a Kenyan immigrant and an American mother has risen to the presidency of history's most powerful nation. Who was not moved by the sight of Jesse Jackson standing silently among strangers with tears streaming down his face as he thought of a long journey towards equality and acceptance?

So how did Barack Obama win? Some of it was fortune: He was a fresh, gifted, charismatic leader who emerged at just the moment that people yearned for something entirely new.
Some of it was circumstance: The October Surprise arrived a month early and framed the election in the best possible way for Mr. Obama (and the worst possible way for John McCain).

Some of it was thoughtful positioning: His themes of bipartisanship and a readiness to tackle the country's pressing challenges were enormously attractive, especially when delivered with hope and optimism.

And some of it was planning and execution: The Obama campaign, led by the two Davids -- Plouffe, the manager, and Axelrod, the strategist -- carefully built a powerful army of persuasion aimed at accomplishing two tasks.

A candidate can improve his party's performance by getting additional people out to vote and persuading people inclined to support the other party to cross over. The first yields an additional vote; the second is worth two, the one a candidate gets and the one he takes away from his opponent.

So the two Davids registered millions of voters in states the Obama campaign picked as battlegrounds, especially where there were many heretofore-disinterested African Americans and younger Democrats. Messrs. Plouffe and Axelrod understood that over the last 28 years only 11 of 20 eligible Americans on average cast a presidential ballot. They focused on registering and motivating the other nine who don't usually vote. This decision, perhaps more than any other, allowed Mr. Obama to win such previously red states as Virginia, Indiana, Colorado and Nevada. It forced Mr. McCain to spend most of the fall on defense, unable to take once-reliably Republican states for granted.

Second, Messrs. Plouffe and Axelrod pried away from the GOP ranks small but decisive slices of the Republican presidential coalition. We can't be precise, because for the third election in a row the exit polls were trash. The raw numbers forecast an 18-point Obama win, news organizations who underwrote the poll arbitrarily dialed it down to a 10-point Obama edge, and the actual margin was six.

But we do know President-elect Obama ran better among frequent churchgoers (perhaps getting 10 points more than John Kerry did), independents (perhaps five points more than Kerry and eight points more than Al Gore), Hispanics and white men. He even made special appeals to gun owners and sent his wife to cultivate military families. This allowed him to carry previously red states like Florida, New Mexico and Iowa.

This combination helped Senator Obama run four points better nationally than John Kerry did in 2004 and 2.5 points better than Al Gore did in 2000. These small changes on the margin meant all the difference between winning and losing.

It is a tribute to his skills that Mr. Obama, the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate, won in a country that remains center-right. Most pre-election polls and the wiggly exits indicate America remains ideologically stable, with 34% of voters saying they are conservative -- unchanged from 2004. Moderates went to 44% from 45% of the electorate, while liberals went to 22% from 21%.

Mr. Obama understood this. He downplayed calls for retreat from Iraq, instead emphasizing toughness on Afghanistan, even threatening an ally, Pakistan, if it didn't help more to exterminate al Qaeda. Mr. Obama campaigned on "a tax cut for 95% of Americans," while attacking "government-run health care" as "extreme" and his opponent's proposals as hidden tax increases.

What Mr. Obama and his team achieved was impressive. But in 75 days comes the hard part. We saw a glimpse of the challenge Tuesday night. The president-elect's speech, while graceful and at times uplifting, was light when it comes to an agenda. That may have been appropriate, but it also continued a pattern.

Many Americans were drawn to Mr. Obama because they saw in him what they wanted to see. He became a large vessel into which voters placed their hopes. This can lead to disappointment and regret. What of the woman who, in the closing days of the campaign, rejoiced that Mr. Obama would pay for her gas and take care of her mortgage, tasks that no president can shoulder?

The country voted for change Tuesday. But the precise direction of that change remains unclear. Mr. Obama's victory was personal rather than philosophical. The soaring hopes and vague incantations of "change" that have characterized the last 21 months were the poetry phase; a prosaic phase is about to begin.

This should be an interesting few years. Let every American hope for the success of the new president and the country we all love.

Mr. Rove is a former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush.

My Day has a Republican Poll Watcher

I was planning on sleeping in on Election Day after having finished my work has a Campaign Manager on Nov 3rd. I had asked about poll watchers, but was told not to worry about it. Turns out I should've worried about it. At 9:30am my candidate gives me a call (I was still sleeping) and tells me to go to a polling place because there are reports they're not checking I.D.'s. So I get up shave, wet my hair down, throw some clothes on, and run out the door.

When I get there I find out that it's an erroneous report. However while I'm there the Democratic Party stops by to accuse me of voter intimidation tactics. At this point I had not even challenged a single vote. As a matter of fact I only challenged one vote all day, and it turned out I was wrong on that count. The elections were very well run where I was. I watched the poll workers for awhile then the polling place starts to get very slow so I decide to go vote. When I get to the place the line is out the door. I waited an hour and a half to vote for John McCain. However I should've known we were in trouble then because there were a ton of young people in line.

After I go vote my boss gives me a call and tells me his challenger is standing outside a polling place asking people to vote for him so he wants me to go there and tell people to vote for him. We can only stand there if no one makes a complaint. I always thought it was completely against the law apparently it's not until someone complains about it. While we were there someone complained and the poll worker asked us to leave. So the candidate, a democrat obviously, starts screaming about how I had one of my people go in there and make the complaint. For the record I have no people I'm the only staffer on the whole campaign. At this point were both supposed to leave, but he refuses to leave. I call my boss and my boss tells me if he's not leaving your not leaving. So I get out of my car and go tell the guy the law is he must leave. Still refuses so I grab a police officer and try to get him to ask him to leave. The officer basically said he wasn't getting involved. Now the nut job, trust me he was a nut job, starts calling his lawyer and trying to file formal complaints against me. So of course I start calling all the people I know and asking them to get someone down there. Eventually my boss got there and after talking with his opponent for a while just asked me to go to another polling place. Once I finally got in touch with someone from the Republican Party I found out there was actually nothing that guy could do.

Well I went to another polling place after that and waited for them to print out the results and called them in to the Republican Party and my candidate. Then I went home to watch what can now be fairly called our complete annihilation on the NEWS. After that was over I went to Waffle House for some comfort food and because I wanted to stay up and find out what happened in my race. At around 2am I get a phone call, WE WON! All my work paid off. Turns out it wasn't even close. Apparently a lot of people must have known our opponent was crazy. Too bad not enough realized that about Obama.

2010 Conservatism Strikes Back!

Go here to vote on the article at RCP:

This really helps me out with getting new vistiors

After taking a little time to think about it

You know after taking a little time to think about it, and after seeing Palin on TV as she returned home to Alaska. It occurs to be I may have been hasty in writing her off so quickly. First of all I'm assuming what is being said is true, which is usually a mistake when it comes to the media. Second of all no one has put their name to their quotes about Palin so they could be making it up or maybe they never said it at all. 2012 is a long way away and anything can happen between now and then. I'm not writing anyone off this far out. We will see how everything transpires from now until then. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a new face on the right for 2012. Remember everyone 2010 Conservatism strikes back.

Looks like I was wrong about Palin.

Wow, while I still think she was the right pick. McCain had to do something to take the spotlight off Obama. His poll numbers rose after the pick, but Palin obvisouly wasn't ready for the spotlight. Just watch the report by Carl Cameron.

I don't think she will be able to come back and run in 2012 in 2016 or 2020 who knows?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Palin appears finished

The McCain campaign is telling stories about Palin on the campaign trial that will end any chance she ever had at becoming President. It appears Palin is done with National Politics in the immediate future. Although I could still see her as a Senator or House Member from Alaska given her overwhelming popularity there. In eight or twelve years she may be back but 2012 no chance.

Hat Tip: Conservatism Today

Thank you to all my new readers

On Nov. 3rd this site set a new record with 996 hits in a day. My hits have gone up every month since August. Last month I had 3,822 hits. This month in five days I have over 2,500. I would ask who to get involved as much as you can with this site by leaving comments. I hope I can keep your attention now that the election is over. We have a long fight ahead of us and in 2010 conservatism strikes back.

"Stand up and fight. America is worth fighting for. Nothing is inevitable here we never give up, we never quit, we make history we don't hide from history."
John McCain

If McCain had won

This is the video I was hoping to put up last night. Obvisously I had my fun making the Obama video a nuclear bomb going off. He's what I would've put up had McCain won.

I wish had the chance to play that last night. I'll might keep it on file for 2010 and 2012. It took me forever to find it. I looked at many vidoes before I settled on this one.

Obama Wins, Dow Drops 486 Points.

Let's see when McCain was gaining ground, or at least it looked like he was the stock market was going up. Now that Obama was won the Presidency it drops nearly 500 points. Think the two have anything to do with each other?

Prop 8 passes in Califorina

An Amendment to the California State Constitution defining marriage has a union between one man and one women has passed.

"People believe in the institution of marriage," Frank Schubert, co-manager of the Yes on 8 campaign said. "It's one institution that crosses ethnic divides, that crosses partisan divides. ... People have stood up because they care about marriage and they care a great deal."

Opponents of the gay marriage ban said Wednesday that one legal challenge was filed and others were being prepared.

So basically they want the courts to overturn the constitution. I don't think it's supposed to work that way.

By changing the state constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman, Proposition 8 overturns the California Supreme Court decision that overturned the 2000 ban and legalized same-sex marriage in the state in mid-June. Since then, an estimated 18,000 gay and lesbian couples, many of them from other states, have been married.

The funny thing is it I think I saw an article that said a large number of minorities that turned out to vote for Obama also voted for prop 8 giving it the boost it needed to win. Gay marriage bans also passed in Arizona and Florida. With the passing of this amendment in California it looks like most Americans are rejecting the notion of gay marriage.

Believe it or not it could be worse.

Has I go to bed tonight it's after 5am Eastern Standard time. Yes we lost the election. Yes we will have Obama as our President for the next four years, but it looks as we still have one weapon left the filibuster. As of the time I've gone to bed the Dems have 56 seats with four still up for grabs according to CNN. Let's go through these. First there's Georgia, Saxby Chambliss leads 50 to 46 with 99% reporting. The only thing I can figure here is that you must need 50% to prevent a run-off otherwise this is just a mistake by CNN. Next there's Minnesota. Norm Coleman is leading Al Frankin by about 2,500 votes with 99% reporting. Coleman was up by around 500 votes a few minutes ago so it looks like we will hold this seat by the smallest of margains. In Alaska convicted Felon Ted Stevens leads by
3,600 votes with 96% reporting. If Ted can hold on he may not be able to serve, but Sarah Palin will be choosing his replacement. Finally in Oregon Gordon Smith leads by 5,309 votes with 72% reporting. If we could somehow win all four of these seats it would be huge. It would stop the Dems from being able to end a filibuster by prevent them from getting to sixty votes. I expect they might be able to get one or two republicans to vote with them to end a filibuster, but I don't think they can convince four. 2010 Conservatism strikes back.

McCain's Concession Speech

I was bought to tears watching this speech. I can't believe this great and honorable man who has served his country for the last fifty-four years will not be our next President.

To steal a line from a great Supreme Court Justice. The country will live to regret what it has done today. I dissent.

American Pie translated for Election Day 2008

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How the elections used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That we could make those people dance
And, maybe, theyd be happy for a while.

But November made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver.
Bad news on the doorstep; (Obama wins)
I couldnt take one more step.

I cant remember if I cried
When I heard McCain speak beside his bride,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died. (Obama elected President)

So bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singin, this ll be the day America dies.
This ll be the day America dies.

Did you write the book of love,
And do you have faith in God above,
If the Bible tells you so?
Do you believe in rock n roll,
Can music save your mortal soul,
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that youre in love with The One
`cause I saw you dancin and havin fun.
You both kicked off your shoes.
Man, you must dig Obama's blues.

I was a lonely teenage broncin buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck,
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died.

I started singin,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
And singin, this is the day America dies.
This is the day America dies.

Now for ten years weve been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin stone,
But thats not how it used to be.
When Gingrich sang for the king and queen,
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean (Ronald Reagan)
And a voice that came from you and me,

Oh, and while Bush was looking down,
Obama stole his thorny crown.
The courtroom was adjourned;
No verdict was returned.
And while Obama read a book of marx,
The quartet practiced in the park,
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died.

We were singing,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
singin, thisll be the day America dies.
Thisll be the day America dies.

Helter skelter in a summer swelter.
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter,
Eight miles high and falling fast.
It landed foul on the grass.
Republicans tried for a forward pass,
With conservatism on the sidelines in a cast.

Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants (Limbaugh, Hannity, Gingrich) played a marching tune.
We all got up to dance,
Oh, but we never got the chance!
`cause the players (Obama, Pelosi, and Reid) tried to take the field;
The marching band refuses to yield.
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?

We started singing,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
And singin, thisll be the day America dies.
Thisll be the day America dies.

Oh, and there we were all the polling place,
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again.
So come on: Mac be nimble, Mac be quick!
Mac sat down on a candlestick
Cause fire is Obama's only friend.

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No angel born in hell
Could break that socialist spell.
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite,
I saw Obama laughing with delight
The day America died

He was singing,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
And singin, thisll be the day America dies.
Thisll be the day America dies.

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news,
But she just smiled and turned away.
I went down to the Republican store
Where I'd heard Reagan's speeches years before,
But the man there said the tapes wouldnt play.

And in the streets: the children screamed,
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed.
But not a word was spoken;
The church bells all were broken.
And the three men I admire most:
The father, son, and the holy ghost,
They caught the last train for the coast
The day America died.

And they were singing,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singin, thisll be the day America dies.
Thisll be the day America dies.

They were singing,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singin, thisll be the day America dies.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Obama Wins

Play the video and see the future.

Monday, November 3, 2008

McCain 285 Obama 253.

There it is. That's my prediction for the election. McCain takes Pennsylvania and New Hampshire in the Northeast. He holds Indiana, Ohio and the South stays soild to upset Obama. In this scenario McCain could lose Virginia and still win the election. Although I believe he'll win Virginia. The polls have been oversampling Democrats and undersampling Republicans the whole time because they believe more Democrats will show up at the polls. Let's get out the vote and prove that the Republican Party is still the dominant party in America. Let's prove we're still a center-right country. Finally let's stop Obama from turning America into France.
Stand up and fight!

Twas the Night before the Elections

This is a repost but seeing has it's the night before elections I thought everyone should read it one more time.

'Twas the night before elections
And all through the town
Tempers were flaring
Emotions all up and down!

I, in my bathrobe
With a cat in my lap
Had cut off the TV
Tired of political crap.

When all of a sudden
There arose such a noise
I peered out of my window
Saw Obama and his boys

They had come for my wallet
They wanted my pay
To give to the others
Who had not worked a day!

He snatched up my money
And quick as a wink
Jumped back on his bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink

He then rallied his henchmen
Who were pulling his cart
I could tell they were out
To tear my country apart!

" On Fannie, on Freddie,
On Biden and Ayers!
On Acorn, On Pelosi"
He screamed at the pairs!

They took off for his cause
And as he flew out of sight
I heard him laugh at the nation
Who wouldn't stand up and fight!

So I leave you to think
On this one final note-

Stand up and fight.

Obama Claims he hit wrong button six times has State Senator

According to the L.A. Times Barack Obama hit the wrong button several times as a member of the Illinois State Senate when voting.

The rules allow state lawmakers to clear up a mishap if they suffered from a momentary case of stumbly fingers or a lapse in attention. Correcting the record is common practice in the Illinois Legislature, where lawmakers routinely cast numerous votes in a hurry. Some lawmakers say the practice also offers a relatively painless way to placate both sides of a difficult issue. Even if a lawmaker admits an error, the actual vote stands and the official record merely shows the senator's "intent.

This happened to Barack Obama six times in the Illinois State Legislature.

Four of Obama's admitted flubs drew little controversy.

On March 19, 1997, he announced he had fumbled an election-reform vote the day before, on a measure that passed 51 to 6: "I was trying to vote yes on this, and I was recorded as a no," he said. The next day, he acknowledged voting "present" on a key telecommunications vote.

He stood on March 11, 1999, to take back his vote against legislation to end good-behavior credits for certain felons in county jails. "I pressed the wrong button on that," he said.

Obama was the lone dissenter on Feb. 24, 2000, against 57 yeas for a ban on human cloning. "I pressed the wrong button by accident," he said."

Seems more likely to me that he just didn't want to be to only person supporting human cloning.

But two of Obama's bumbles came on more-sensitive topics. On Nov. 14, 1997, he backed legislation to permit riverboat casinos to operate even when the boats were dockside.

The measure, pushed by the gambling industry and fought by church groups whose support Obama was seeking, passed with two "yeas" to spare -- including Obama's. Moments after its passage he rose to say, "I'd like to be recorded as a no vote," explaining that he had mistakenly voted for it.

Looks to me like Obama knew it would be a close vote and once he saw the bill didn't need his vote to pass asked that it be changed in the record. This way he can be sure the bill passes and not worry about it being overturned if a motion to reconsider the bill comes to the floor.

"Obama would later develop a reputation as a critic of the gambling industry, and he voted against a similar measure two years later. But he was clearly confused about how to handle the issue at the time of his first vote, telling a church group on a 1998 campaign questionnaire that he was "undecided" about whether he backed an expansion of riverboat gambling. And, months earlier, he had voted in favor of a version of the bill."

So Obama was for riverboat gambling before he was against it. Really i don't have a problem either way, but it be nice if he could make up his mind or just tell the people where he stood on the issue.

"The senator who led the opposition to the gambling measure, Republican Todd Sieben, said he took Obama at his word that the initial vote was an error. But Sieben also said the thin margin of victory was a sign that perhaps there was more to the vote than met the eye. "He was obviously paying attention to this vote. It was a major, major issue in the state, and it was a long debate," Sieben said. "The inadvertent 'Oops, I missed the switch' -- I'd be kind of skeptical of that."

On June 11, 2002, Obama's vote sparked a confrontation after he joined Republicans to block Democrats trying to override a veto by GOP Gov. George Ryan of a $2-million allotment for the west Chicago child welfare office.

Shortly afterward, Obama chastised Republicans for their "sanctimony" in claiming that only they had the mettle to make tough choices in a tight budget year. And he called for "responsible budgeting."

A fellow Democrat suddenly seethed with anger. "You got a lot of nerve to talk about being responsible," said Sen. Rickey Hendon, accusing Obama of voting to close the child welfare office.

Obama replied right away. "I understand Sen. Hendon's anger. . . . I was not aware that I had voted no on that last -- last piece of legislation," he said.

Obama asked that the record reflect that he meant to vote yes. Then he requested that Hendon "ask me about a vote before he names me on the floor."

Hendon said "it happens" that senators press the wrong button. But he was quick to add: "I've never done it."

The question is was Obama just playing politics or was he just careless with his votes? I guess it could be a little of both. If he was playing politics then we know that he cannot be trusted to do what he says. If he really did just hit the wrong button what if he does that in the Oval Office?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Obama says energy prices will skyrocket under his administration.

Obama says he'll bankrupt coal power.

I wish there was no such thing as early voting because this quote should cost Obama Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio at least. I hope this information hasn't come too late. Remember to vote and stop Obama.

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