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This month, we have to give this award to Jim Moran (D-AK) for:
A Democratic congressman is attributing his party's losses in the 2010 election cycle to the fact that President Barack Obama is black.
Speaking to Arab television network Alhurra, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said Republicans made big gains in November in part because "a lot of people in this country ... don't want to be governed by an African-American."
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A political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions, and preferring gradual development to abrupt change; specifically : such a philosophy calling for lower taxes, limited government regulation of business and investing, a strong national defense, and individual financial responsibility for personal needs (as retirement income or health-care coverage)
A political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties; specifically : such a philosophy that considers government as a crucial instrument for amelioration of social inequities (as those involving race, gender, or class)
When one looks at the "Political Spectrum" or the left-right axis on a straight line as noted below.
Far LeftCenterFar Right
When I look at the "Political Spectrum" chart above I see that the farther left you go, the more government control you want. And you will want the government to control every aspect of your life and economy.
And the farther right you go the less government you want until you get so far right that you now have anarchy.
On the far left is very powerful government, such as a dictator or monarchy, in the middle we have a Republic (Such as the USA), which is government under rule of law, and on the far right there is no government, also known as anarchy, where no government exists and people have to protect themselves. Please watch this educational video on youtube to further understand this scale and how important it is to The United States of America and its citizens. The quote in the beginning of the video by Benjamin franklin is especially revelant these days.
AT THE CLOSE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin what type of government the Constitution was bringing into existence. Franklin replied, A, if you can keep it."
REPUBLIC vs. DEMOCRACY
You hear a lot of people going around talking about democracy in the US. Like what we heard the public unions chanting in WI. THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE, THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE.
This is so far off base I have to laugh every time I hear this chant or any body say that we live in a democracy. As the above video shows, in a democracy, the majority (mob?) rules where in a republic, the law rules.
While the US does use a limited form of democracy to elect those that are to represent us at the federal and state levels of goernment, that's about as far as our "democracy" goes.
First up: President Obama in 2006 voted not to raise the debt
Next up: Senator Harry Reid in 2006 voted not to raise the debt
List of Senators in 2006 voted not to raise the debt
Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, Max Baucus of Montana, Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, Barbara Boxer of California, Maria Cantwell of Washington, Tom Carper of Delaware, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Dianne Feinstein of California, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, John Kerry of Massachusetts, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Carl Levin of Michigan, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, Patty Murray of Washington, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Bill Nelson of Florida, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Harry Reid of Nevada, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Chuck Schumer of New York, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, and Ron Wyden of Oregon. In addition, three members of Obama's cabinet voted the same way: Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Let's make no mistakes here, the up comming election in Nov 2012, (just -202 days away) will be one of the most importand elections we will see in our life time.
This will be the election when Americans start to tke our country back and set it back on course as a Constitutional limited govenment and Republic.
While I and most Americans view most of the Republican party as RINO's (Republican In Name Only), All Republicans now in office and those that will be running for office in 2012, need to make the election about Barack Obama and his faliure as a President.
Barack Obama had no record to speak of during the 2008 election except as a U.S. Sentator from IL, he voted "Present" in most votes. Now, as President, he has a record to look at. Listed below are are the key points any and all canadates from the republican party need to be speaking about:
The points above are in no way a complete list. The Republicans can use these and others to paint Obama for what he is, the worst president in history. I'm betting Jimmy Carter is glad Obama came along.
Yes, President Obama inherited the resession from President Bush, but instead of doing the things that America needed him to do to pull us out, President Obama's policies have deepend it.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz provoked controversy recently when she compared Republican efforts to heighten scrutiny of voters at the polls to Jim Crow laws -- the primary tool that supported segregation and white supremacy in the South between the 1880s and the 1960s.
Here is a little history lession on what exactly Jim Crow laws were:
The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965. They mandated de jure racial segregation in all public facilities, with a supposedly "separate but equal" status for black Americans. In reality, this led to treatment and accommodations that were usually inferior to those provided for white Americans, systematizing a number of economic, educational and social disadvantages.
Some examples of Jim Crow laws are the segregation of public schools, public places and public transportation, and the segregation of restrooms, restaurants and drinking fountains for whites and blacks. The U.S. military was also segregated. These Jim Crow Laws were separate from the 1800–1866 Black Codes, which also restricted the civil rights and civil liberties of African Americans.
The Democratic party was formed in 1792, when supporters of Thomas Jefferson began using the name "Republicans", or "Jeffesonian Republicans" to emphasize it's anti-aristocratic policies. The Republican party adopted it's present name during the presidency of Andrew Jackson in the 1830's. In the 1840's and 50's, the party was in conflict over extending slavery in all the western territories. Southern Democrats insisted on protecting slavery in all the territories while many Northern Democrats resisted. The party split over the slavery issue in 1860 at it's presidential convention in Charleston, South Carolina.
Northern Democrats nominated Stephen Douglas as their candidate, and Southern Democrats adopted a pro-slavery platform and nominated John C. Breckinridge in an election campaign that woulld be won by Abraham Lincoln and the newly formed Republican party. After the civil war, most white southerners opposed radical reconstruction and the Republican party's support of black civil and political rights.
The Democratic party indentified itself as the "white man's party" and demonized the Republican party as being "Negro dominated", even though whites were in control of the party. Determined to re-capture the South, Southern Democrats redeemed state after state, sometimes peacefully while other times by fraud and violence. By 1877 when reconstruction was officially over, the Democratic party controlled every southern state. The south remained a one party region until the civil rights movement began in the 1960's. Northern Democrats, most of whom had prejudicial attitudes towards blacks, offered no challenge to the discriminatory policies of the southern democrats.
One of the consequences of the Democratic party victoroes in the south was that many southern Congressmen and Senators were almost automatically re-elected every election. Due to the imprtance of seniority in the U.S. Congress, southerners were able to control most of the committees in both houses of Congress and kill any civil rights legislatiion brought to the floor. When the house passed a federal anti-lynching bill several times in the 1930's, Southern Democrat Senators filibustered it to death.
So if Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic party wants to talk about "Jim Crow" laws, I say the Republicans need to have this conversation with them on a national forum.
The folks who are getting free stuff, don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop, and the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!
Now... The people who are forcing the people to pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff, that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.
So... The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff, and giving them the free stuff in the first place.
We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.
Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason?The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.
Thomas Jefferson said it best: "The democracy (Republic) will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 235 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff. We have one chance to change that On Nov 6th, 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.
As it turns out, the Dem's war on women was a gift to Romney.
Mitt Romney's campaign enjoyed a jolt of momentum Thursday thanks to a Democratic strategist who started a political firestorm by criticizing Ann Romney as a stay-at-home mom.
The fight rallied conservatives to Romney's side and energized his campaign just as the general-election campaign is getting started, and put the Obama camp on the defensive after weeks of being on the attack.
Dem's war on women plan backfires
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney sought to brush aside the furor over Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's comments about stay-at-home mom Ann Romney and pivot back to policy today.
"I think we can all agree - Democrats and Republicans - that raising children is an extremely difficult job. And that is true for all mothers, as well as fathers," he said. "But we should also focus on where we disagree."