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George Allen

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 28, 2006

I’ve provided my analysis of a couple of the CPAC speeches from earlier this month. A quick touch on Mike Pence (per Rebecca Haglelein’s commentary), and more recently Rick Perry, and I’m finally ready for the crowning jewel: George Allen.

Allen’s rhetoric is VERY persuasive, thus making him an excellent candidate for president. Here are the key points he made:

Tonight, our All-Star team of conservative leaders is gathered in a team meeting, and they come in many different shapes, sizes, and stripes. We have social conservatives, constitutional conservatives, economic conservatives, compassionate conservatives, neoconservatives, libertarian conservatives…

There’s so many labels to choose from, but I’ve always described myself as a common sense Jeffersonian conservative, which means I trust free people and free enterprise more than a meddlesome, burdensome government.

In his 1801 Inaugural address, Mr. Jefferson defined “the sum of good government as a wise and frugal government”…”which shall restrain men from injuring one another, but otherwise shall leave them free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.”

I trust you all agree that’s still the sum of good government today!

Sign me up as most of the above, but Mr. Allen’s quotes from Jefferson’s inaugural address would easily embarrass any Democrat claiming Jefferson as his own. He almost sounds like one of Sage’s commercials for the Libertarian Party. Is George Allen REALLY that conservative?

First, Security, and that starts with this War on Terror – fighting the terrorists abroad, developing stronger, respectful alliances and providing our troops with the most technologically advanced armaments and equipment. Protecting our homeland includes securing our borders, and reducing our dangerous overdependence on foreign oil through increased American energy production, biofuels, clean coal, and advanced nuclear technology.

Well, he’s DEFINITELY not a Libertarian. He’s got to be somewhat to the left of the isolationist Libertarian philosophy.

Second, Competitiveness. I want America to be a Land of Opportunity for All and the World Capital of Innovation, and that starts with less taxation, less regulation, less litigation, and better education, expanding Internet access by keeping it not in the hands of governments or the U.N., but in the hands of the private sector and keeping it tax-free. (my emphasis)

All of the highlighted portions of this quote are CONSERVATIVE ideas. I did not highlight “better education”, because when a Washington politician talks about “better education”, he’s not talking about doing the right thing and letting the States handle it, as the Constitution requires, but rather reaching into your back pocket and spending your money on a federal program that will never properly succeed in its real mission.

The other points are all quite refreshing. Competitiveness, to liberals, means having the federal government dole out just as much as their socialist buddies in Europe and Canada. To conservatives, it means getting the government out of the way so that people can succeed on their own. To conservatives, it means less taxation, less regulation, and less litigation than anyone else in the world. To conservatives, it means we people managing our own affairs, not trusting them to outside entities such as the government or the United Nincompoops.

Third, Values, and that starts with bringing fiscal accountability to Washington and nominating and confirming judges that apply the law, not invent the law, and putting a stop to judicial activism.

Make no mistake about it – if not for the “Republican Revolution” of 1994, the concept of the “balanced budget” would have been a mere pipe-dream. If the liberals want to claim that their lovey-dovey President Clinton “balanced the budget” on his own, they can go right ahead. The truth is that the Congress FORCED him to agree to it. Of course, the budget never really balanced, as there was never any significant reduction in the national debt.

On security, Allen supports the troops and the mission. We are fighting an enemy that will eventually be coming after us as a much more powerful entity if we ignore him now. This is a fact that cannot be avoided. Better to confront him now and defeat him before he becomes that more powerful entity. Allen calls upon us to draw on President Reagan’s example and inspiration in dealing with this enemy. Reagan’s inspiration won the Cold War, and if Allen’s got the same, his can win the War on Terror.

On Competitiveness, Allen makes two points, one good and one not so good.

Here in America, we need to make sure that anybody who is qualified – regardless of their race or their ethnicity or their gender – is encouraged and incented to enter into engineering and technology and sciences.

Translation: Other people’s engineering education is YOUR responsibility, anbd the US government will expect you to pay for it. Hitlery would be positively salivating over this.

Make no mistake, the tax relief package we passed is the main reason we’ve had such great economic growth over the past several years. More than 4.7 million new jobs, created not by the government but by private businesses all across this country. And I’d also point out to the liberals and those who opposed our tax cuts, we’ve also generated the largest tax revenue increase in U.S. history!

Tax relief – excellent point, Mr. Allen. Americans are over-taxed, and it’s time someone put a stop to that once and for all.

On values, Allen makes several points, all very important and good.

Fiscal Accountability – Another key issue that relates to taxes and economic competitiveness – but for me is a values issue – is fiscal responsibility and accountability.

We need to remember: We have a deficit NOT because we have a revenue problem, it’s because the federal government has a spending problem! Government doesn’t tax too little; it spends too much!

REAL spending cuts will be necessary to bring the government back to within its means. Not these mamby-pamby “cuts” that we used to hear about that were merely cuts in the rate of increase in spending. We need to cut out every unconstitutional program ever created, and cut taxes to the point of maximum revenue so that we can work to retire the national debt, even while we are at war. Once the debt is retired, it is important that taxes are again cut so that the people can invest in the booming American economy.

Balancing the budget is not just a matter of making sure that expenditures are equal to revenue; it’s about making sure that the Federal Government fulfills its proper, focused constitutional role – and not expanding into everything including matters reserved to the people or the States! Because we all know that a big, bloated federal government stifles innovation, saps initiative and reduces personal responsibility.

I believe that one of the best ways to limit the size and scope of government is to wrestle it down with the chains of the Constitution.

With the exception, of course, of forcing Americans to pay for other people’s education.

Of course, I’ve been talking about making sure the government “fulfills its proper, focused constitutional role – and not expanding into everything including matters reserved to the people or the States” since I started blogging last year. If this guy is serious, he’s definitely got my vote. He even suggests that we should withhold the paychecks of all Washington lawmakers until they present a balanced budget each year, including ALL appropriations. I would make that a balanced constitutional budget, but Allen’s definitely on the right track, and in a BIG WAY.

Allen continues with some commentary on the subject of judges.

But we have activist judges who don’t care if people in certain school districts would like to have the Pledge of Allegiance recited in their schools. Instead of obeying the will of the people, they banned the Pledge because of the words “Under God.”

They knock out – for example – bans on partial-birth abortion and parental notification laws for minors who want to have an abortion.

They allow the Boy Scouts to be attacked even though, as a private organization they should be free to set their own standards for their own members, without government interference.

They weaken our sovereignty by striking down state laws using international standards.

You see judges – including the Supreme Court of the United States – allowing these lords in New London, Connecticut to take people’s homes – the American Dream – not for a school, not for a road, but because they want to derive more tax revenue from that property.

Now that’s why we need judges in the United States – especially these federal judges who are appointed for life, who understand that the role of a judge is to apply the law, not invent the law, and not to amend our Bill of Rights by judicial decree.

And amend it by judicial decree they have, and for far too long. More judges who will follow the Constitution can only make things better for everyone in America that doesn’t want outright socialism, and, quite frankly, it’s better for them, too. Let them complain about calling the greatest country God ever gave the world (a little Sean Hannity lingo, there) home and show everyone just how big a bunch of idiots they are. Life would be soooo boring without them to kick around.

Anyway, with the exception of his position on “Science and engineering education”, I’m really beginning to like this guy. So … check out his voting record and see what you think. I’ve just started. More later, I guess. He’s voted on a lot of shit!

If his voting record matches his rhetoric, it will be hard to find a better candidate for President in 2008.

RWR

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PJ-Comix Tells It Like It Is – AGAIN

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 28, 2006

Count on PJ-Comix to shed the light of truth on the world through his excellent humor. He hit the nail on the head with this one, which prefaces a post today.

The DIRTY little secret among liberals is that they really DON’T like the U.S. Constitution. They consider most of it outdated and written by a bunch of rich white guys who had no real compassion for “economic justice” and other favorite lefty themes. That is why liberals are so enthusiastically in favor of an incredibly DOPEY concept called the “Living Constitution” which means they can interpret the Constitution to mean whatever they want it to mean no matter what it actually SAYS. Not only that but one really WHACKO Supreme Court Judge with the ice cream name of Breyer (and what is the difference between Breyer’s and Dreyer’s?) has said it actually doesn’t make ANY difference what the Constitution says because he wants to introduce FOREIGN laws into our judicial system.

It’s hard to get a liberal to admit this, as they will cite “200 years of jurisprudence” in trying to justify the constitutionality of something they advocate. If you bring the actual words of the Constitution into the discussion, they lose every time.

RWR

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Canadian Health Care

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 28, 2006

About a month and a half ago, I posted this with regard to Al Frankenstein possibly running for Senate in 2008. In the post, I quoted a NewsMax article that quoted Franken as saying that one of his key issues would be “universal health care”. My response to this position is quoted here:

“Universal health care” – This concept has already been proven a failure in Canada and Cuba, the models which the libs want to try and follow. Furthermore, just like alternative fuel sources, it will not pass constitutional muster as the Constitution becomes re-established as the law of the land. Again, Senator Frankenstein would still flap his jaws ad nauseum.

An interesting comment appeared in my comments section defending the other side:

Universal Health Care? The Canadians would disagree with your assessment. As I am sure that Cuba would.

My response to this brought to light the fact that Canadian doctors largely come to the US for treatment and showed pictures of these wonderful Cuban hospitals. The commentor did not reply.

Well, today John Hawkins is reporting that the Canadian health care system may very likely meet its official end in the very near future. He references a Russell Roberts post entitled, The Death of the Canadian Model, which references an article in the New York Times that acknowledges the failure of the Canadian system.

If the New York Times is acknowledging the Canadian system’s failure, can we soon start to expect that the libs will stop trying to be little Canadians when it comes to health care? My guess is no. After all, they’ll just turn against their own and say the Times is just carrying water for the Bush Administration. Never mind that that paper is one of their biggest allies in their quest for socialism in this country. For liberals, ALL relationships are relationships of convenience.

As to the Canadian system, we’ve already had that argument here and won. Big surprise – NOT.

We need to get rid of the unconstitutional socialist programs we have, not start new ones.

RWR

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Zarqawi Aide BUSTED

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 27, 2006

An Iraqi counter-terrorism unit has apparently captured six al-Qaeda terrorists, including a senior aide to Zarqawi.

It said Abu Farouq al-Suri, previously unknown to the media, was captured by the Wolf Brigade, one of several counter-insurgency units operating within the Shi’ite-run Interior Ministry …

The US has not confirmed this capture, but it must be noted that as long as these reports are true, it is the IRAQIS that must get the credit for this. THEY responded positively to the training provided by the Americans, and were able to learn how to get these bastards themselves.

So, congratulations on a job well done are apparently in order for our Iraqi allies. Half a dozen fewer terrorists free to do their evil deeds is a good thing. Getting one of the big guys is just icing on the cake.

RWR

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NY Times to Publish More Classified Information

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 27, 2006

Two (nationality deleted) intelligence agents in (city deleted) obtained a copy of (government deleted)’s plan to defend the (nationality deleted) capital, which a (nationality deleted) official passed on to American commanders a month before the invasion, according to a classified study by the U.S. military, the NY Times will page one in Monday editions.

I will not be actually linking where I got this information, becuase this study is classified.

My question is this: If the study is classified, why is the New York Times going to publish it? For that matter, why did the website publishing the above quote publish it?

Isn’t it a crime to divulge “classified” material? I guarantee it’s at least wrong, especially if there’s a chance it could undermine the war effort.

RWR

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Rick Perry

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 26, 2006

I recently commented on the recent speech at CPAC by Mike Pence, and have found transcrips of a couple of other good speeches. Here’s my take on Rick Perry’s speech.

Most of this speech is good, from a Federalist perspective. He makes some awesome points as to how the problems we have today came about, such as

In fact, after seeing deficits explode spending rise to unprecedented levels entitlement programs take control over more of our federal budget and our border left neglected and unprotected it seems as if conservatives won the war at the ballot box, and then let the opposition keep most of the land.

The one thought I want to leave you with today is this: having built a Republican majority, it is time to build a conservative majority. America needs more leaders willing to govern and not just campaign as conservatives.

Today we find liberals campaigning as conservatives to get elected, and conservatives governing as liberals in order to be liked. Either way, the end result is the same: they spend too much.

We need to return to our conservative roots rather than redefine them. We have already won the debate of ideas.

The other side cannot even admit what they are. They have to run around calling themselves progressives, or “the new mainstream” or moderates because it sells a lot better than being called a liberal. Conservatives don’t have to engage in that nonsense we just say what we are because that is what the people have elected.

The debate has been won. Let’s stop trying to defend our victory and accept it. And most importantly, let’s do something with it. I say let’s start by returning to our roots on the issue of spending.

All of these things are right on the money. Candidates and those who win the elections need to stop the practice of running as conservatives and then governing as liberals. Spending is definitely the place to start.

Rick goes on …

As one of my old Democrat opponents, John Sharp, used to say “both Democrats and Republicans will spend every dime they can get their hands on. The only difference is that Republicans will tell you they feel bad about it.” I’m starting to think John was right.

But there is one other fundamental difference. The public expects Democrats to spend every dime in the treasury and then ask for more because that’s what Democrats do. On the other hand, they elect Republicans to stop that from happening and if Republicans keep spending like Democrats, the public will elect the real thing.

Like President Reagan, I believe the cause of conservatism is not to dismantle government, but make it work. It is about making the right investments in the right priorities, recognizing government cannot be all things to all people. And I will be the first to say some priorities deserve more money, not less.

The cause of conservatism IS to dismantle government. Perry is wrong about that. However, he does come across as conservative on the whole, though not as conservative as Pence or, as we will see later on, George Allen.

A position that Perry takes that I would judge as essentially liberal is his position on MediScare. While his position that states need more control and flexibility with regard to MediScare would be a conservative position, the idea that there should be a program like MediScare in the first place is liberal. As a Federalist, I believe that if a state, such as Texas, wants to instate and fund such a program, they should be able to. But as a conservative individualist, I also believe that for a state to do such a thing would be a bad idea. So, while Texans have the right to a MediScare program within their state (not as a federal program), they also have the responsibility of dealing with its unavoidable failure. MediScare is not authorized under the Constitution, so as a federal program it must be rolled back and abolished. Since Mr. Perry isn’t talking about doing the right thing and just putting MediScare on the scrap heap of history where it belongs, I’d call him liberal on that point. His points on border security are right on.

As for education, Perry stops short of advocating the right thing (getting the federal government out of it altogether and handing it over to the states), but does hit on a good point that the states should all consider: merit pay. Great idea if used properly in the context of education programs run by the individual states. The whole federal education thing has been a dismal failure and will continue to be as long as the fed has its sticky hands on it. He also advocates vouchers. Again, great thing if it’s done by the states and not the fed.

His closing statements were inspiring:

We have to fight for our principles: that money alone is not the answer to every challenge and that freedom should not only be exported to foreign countries, but imported to our inner city children and that the compassion in our hearts is not measured by the size of our government.

Those ideas must be more than campaign slogans they should be the foundation of conservative governance.

Any elected group or class that values being elected or liked more than pursuing their principles will achieve neither for very long.

We have won the debate. Now let’s begin to reclaim our ground. And let the conservative revolution begin.

Thank you, God bless you and God bless America.

Money is NOT the answer to every challenge. Freedom should be exported, sure, but should also be re-emphasized here at home. Big government does NOT equal big compassion. Conservatism must be applied, not just run on. Talking the talk and walking the walk are two totally different things.

RWR

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Last Word on the Cartoons – Not Likely

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 25, 2006

It seems the Danish newspaper that published the Mohammed cartoons has won a prize.

Denmark’s largest daily was honoured with the Victor Prize for “having opened everyone’s eyes by showing how easy it is to introduce cracks in freedom of expression and how so-called political correctness is infiltrating what we believe to be inalienable rights,” said Hans Engell, the editor of tabloid Ekstra Bladet which awards the prize, during a prize ceremony in Copenhagen late on Thursday.

“Inalienable rights.” I love that phrase. I wonder where I’ve heard that before. For exposing how “political correctness is infiltrating what we believe to be inalienable rights,” a Danish newspaper has received an award.

Wouldn’t it be nice if our own media here at home would consider standing up for some inalienable rights? Heck, maybe they could even win a prize for doing it.

RWR

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Expect a Light Weekend

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 24, 2006

But don’t just stay away.

When I get away from the blog for a day or two I also wind up getting away from the things I blog about. Maybe an open thread discussion in the comments area can give me something good to blog about when I get back.

It’s possible I’ll have something up Friday night sometime or maybe Saturday during the day, but it’s hard to tell right now because I’m still not sure what the schedule is going to be for the weekend. Sunday night, I’m hoping things will calm down enough to blog.

Again, consider the comment area here an open thread, and I’ll look for something in it to blog about. Here’s your chance to try to influence the subject matter :).

RWR

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Terror Attacks in Iraq – The Aftermath

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 23, 2006

I rely quite a bit on the work of Omar and Mohammed over at Iraq the Model with regard to Iraq news, especially with Armybryan being stateside and keeping quiet during his break (can’t say I blame him). Today, Mohammed posted his report on the aftermath of yesterday’s deadly terror attacks around Baghdad.

I seems the situation is still a bit scary, but Mohammed does seem to feel that the culprits have been identified. The Iraqi government has correctly condemned the violence, and that should provide some hope.

The situation in Iraq is pretty difficult, but we knew going in that it would be. Freder_Frederson’s prediction that our soldiers would be running from an all-out civil war within a year is still far from being realized. I have more faith in the Iraqis than he does. However, even if the Iraqis fail to peacefully resolve their differences, the terrorists getting together and blowing each other up can only work out to be a good thing in the end, despite the civilian losses of property and life that would obviously occur. Freedom always comes at a price. Often that price is paid in blood.

Hopefully we won’t have to go there.

RWR

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Herman Cain on Gutless Socialism

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 22, 2006

Last week, I posted a short blurb about Herman Cain’s discussion on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America show of what he correctly called “gutless socialism”.

I said that I wished I could find a free link to a transcript. Well, this morning, Mr. Minority reminded me that I no longer have to work with a substandard computer that can’t load townhall.com. He provided a link, and it worked as smoothly as ever – and it went one better than finding that transcript.

Herman Cain’s column this week is entitled Liberal Goal for America: Gutless Socialism, and it’s exactly the stuff he was saying on the Bennett show last week. Read it and learn. It’s right on the money.

RWR

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UAE to Take Over Port?

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 21, 2006

Not sure what to make of this.

The President is now telling us that the United Arab Emirates should be doing business on our soil, despite the objections of many in Congress.

“It sends a terrible signal to friends around the world that it’s OK for a company from one country to manage the port, but not a country that plays by the rules and has got a good track record from another part of the world,” Bush said.

“One country” meaning the UK, who currently manages the port, and “a country that plays by the rules and has got a good track record from another part of the world” meaning the United Arab Emirates? What’s wrong with this picture, Mr. President?

“I can understand why some in Congress have raised questions about whether or not our country will be less secure as a result of this transaction,” the president said. “But they need to know that our government has looked at this issue and looked at it carefully.”

I’m looking at it pretty carefully myself (AltaVista search on “9/11 Commission” and “Dubai”), and I don’t think it’s a really good idea, Mr. President.

“This is a company that has played by the rules, has been cooperative with the United States, from a country that’s an ally on the war on terror, and it would send a terrible signal to friends and allies not to let this transaction go through.”

Yeah, sure Mr. President. I’ll need to see your evidence that the UAE has been an ally on the war. I just presented you some evidence that they’re not.

Look, the problems with the 9/11 Commission Report have to do with what was left out of it. Perhaps something was left out that would have exonerated the UAE? Sir, I’d really like to know. You’re doing a bang-up job fighting this war abroad, but you’re still not doing the right things at home to keep the terrorists out. Secure the borders, Mr. President. Letting a government-run company from a terror-sponsoring nation run ANY ports in the US is a step in the WRONG direction.

“They ought to listen to what I have to say about this,” the president said. “They’ll look at the facts and understand the consequences of what they’re going to do. But if they pass a law, I’ll deal with it with a veto.”

Well, I’ll believe that when I see it, Mr. President. You haven’t vetoed a single bill passed by Congress the whole time you’ve been in office. Starting with this one would easily be exposed as a political stunt, due to the overwhelming support such a law is likely to have in Congress. I don’t doubt the votes would be there to override you.

Maybe there’s something I’m missing in all this, but as I see it right now, this is not the right thing to do. I’ll listen to what you have to say, and I’ll let you know if I change my mind. For now, this doesn’t look like something I’d support.

RWR

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A Great Find by XR Delftsman

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 21, 2006

Tired of Donks and libs parroting the party line that Saddam Hussein had no WMDs or connections with al-Qaeda?

Read this post by XR Delftsman.

Of course, the Left will find a way to further discredit themselves by trying to discredit these reports. Just wait and see.

RWR

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NDN Blog – More Wishful Thinking from the Left

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 20, 2006

I don’t spend much time at the liberal blogs, at least not of my own accord. When I wind up there it’s usually because I saw something somewhere and decided to check it out. The Daily Koz is one site I rarely go to, but tonight I found my way to it during “covert operations” (yes, we’re still doing that). So part of this post is quoted there, and I link over. I cannot for the life of me understand these people’s logic. I don’t have time for a full-blown Fisk here, but I’ll hit on a few points that I think are important:

So, the President starts dropping just a few weeks after an ineffective State of the Union. In some polls he dips below 40 percent, truly dangerous territory.

What I can’t understand here is why these people figure these polls are relevant. As if somehow President Bush might have a chance of being re-elected in 2008 if only his poll numbers were better. What these polls might actually be saying is that the President may actually be making a few unpopular decisions that are in the country’s best interests. I wonder if they ever thought of that. I also wonder if it has occurred to them that this particular President presented his case to the American people with regard to what he believed in and how he would handle various situations, and they elected him. The decisions as to how to handle this or that were made based on views held before the election, not on polls taken after.

But can the ruthless pols running the GOP these days turn this thing around and snatch a victory from what could be a near-certain defeat?

I had to laugh at “ruthless pols”. Look. Whether you like the President or not, he’s governing a lot closer to the Constitution’s provisions than either of the alternatives would have had. We conservatives only wish he were yet more Constitution-minded. Besides, what the Republicans face today is hardly “near-certain defeat”. If the Republicans face “near-certain defeat”, then the Democrats are facing “certainly assured defeat” due to their socialist agenda being decisively rejected by the American people. If only the Republicans could see just how decisively socialism has failed with Americans, we just might see some faster progress in the right direction.

Looking at how the year is likely to unfold, it is very hard to see how they turn this thing around.

OK, dude. Just keep pulling the wool over your own eyes.

Their strong and resolute leader gets no bounce from his State of the Union, and has now dropped below levels no one thought possible.

Totally irrelevant. President Bush is NOT up for re-election.

News in recent days show that the many parallel criminal investigations into GOP leaders are gaining additional momentum, and will likely become a very big problem later this year.

This will become an equally serious problem for the Democrats, who are just as corrupt (most likely more so) than the Republicans. Mark my words.

Their domestic policy advisor, the quarterback for any major new domestic initiative, resigns suddenly a few days after the State of the Union indicating deeper troubles inside the White House than is commonly understood.

Again. President Bush is NOT up for re-election. This is not relevant.

Bush’s budget is declared dead on arrival by even Republican analysts.

And this is an advantage for Democrats because…? You guys should be thanking this President for all he’s done to try and preserve a little socialism so that your piddly little ideology can die more gradually. Hopefully, for once, a Congress will take a stand and hold the line on socialism against a President who wishes to preserve some of it. The President’s budget is dead on arrival because it’s TOO MUCH like what you guys want. That will never translate into a victory for you. Sorry.

The Medicare prescription drug rollout has been a disaster, with millions of seniors not getting their medicines. Millions who do have the benefit will be hitting the infamous “doughnut hole” for the first time in the months right before the election. Energy costs are more likely to rise than fall this year. Health care costs will continue to rise, further squeezing workers and corporations. The Republicans are deeply divided on the volatile immigration issue, and so far have allowed loony demagogues to define their position. Corporate pension troubles will mount. Economic forecasts predict that national economy will slow later this year.

All of these problems are the result of INCREASED socialism, not cutbacks in it. The Medi-scare prescription drug benefit is an unconstitutional program that should never have been enacted. As for energy costs, corporate pension costs, health care costs, and the national economy, none of these things are the business of the federal government, and the President would be doing a better job if he would simply butt out. Republicans may be divided on the “volitile immigration issue”, but Americans are not, especially conservative Americans. We strongly support legal immigration and do not support illegal immigration. What is the issue? If it’s illegal, why would you support it without changing the law? You guys are the ones skating on thin ice.

The rise of terrorism across the world? The incredible failures of the Department of Homeland Security on Katrina? The rise of anti-Americanism throughout Latin America?

Since no proof was given that terrorism has risen, I will doubt that. Terrorism against American interest has, but that’s because we have chosen to take a stand against it. The Department of Homeland Security has no constitutional authority to deal with natural disasters, so please shut up about Katrina, and if people in Latin America don’t like us, well they can go fuck themselves.

Iraq? Just in recent days the Administration lost another one in Iraq, with our candidate for Prime Minister losing to a more religious candidate. The CIA analyst in charge of the intelligence leading up to the War says the Administration went too far, essentially manufacturing their case for war. More photos from Abu Grahib surface and get worldwide coverage. In the Plame affair, Libby fingers Cheney as having ordered the leaks, raising the possibility that both Rove and Cheney could be indicted. Even if Bush pulls out troops this year it is hard to see how Iraq possibly becomes an asset for them this year.

Look, idiot. Any time the people in Iraq CHOOSE who a leader will be, it is a victory for the Administration. President Bush knew full well that not all those elected would be the most friendly to us, but he also knew that no matter who was chosen, the fact that they were chosen by the people would make them better than the alternative which, as you well know, would be to have just left Hussein in there as their leader. The CIA analyst is full of shit, and you know it (and so does he for that matter). There were many reasons to go to war with Iraq, and WMD was only one of them. The jury is still out as to what actually happened to them. Do you really want to take this gamble that there never were any when there is actualy proof that he had and used them? Abu Graib is over, and those responsible have been punished. More pictures simply reinforce that we did the right thing in prosecuting those responsible. Again … IRRELEVANT. In the Plame affair, there is still no evidence that Ms. Plame was entitled to any level of identity protection, since she was not a covert agent at the time her name was brought up. Troops being withdrawn from Iraq will not in and of itself become an asset to the Admnistration. Pulling them out too soon would have the opposite effect. Why can’t you idiots just let the generals fight the war?

A safer Middle East? Religious zealots dedicated to the destruction of Israel have now gained power in Iran and Palestine. Al Qaeda operatives convicted for the bombing an American warship in Yemen “escape” from prison, and now on the loose. Things seem to be getting much worse there, not better.

A relatively secure democracy in Iraq? Don’t forget that. Those religious zealots in Iran and ISRAEL will be dealt with in due course. I’m not privy to how the priorities are set up by the Administration, but I’m confident it’s better than anything anyone from your side would have come up with. Prisoners do escape from prisons. That’s not an indication of things going particularly poorly.

Domestic warrantless spying? The President has spent perhaps more days this year on this issue than any other. And for what? Is something they really believe will be a big winner this fall? Their Congressional leaders have it made it clear that this program cannot continue without judicial oversight. The White House belief that this is a winner just shows how little they have to work with.

When we have domestic warrantless spying, please let me know. In the meantime, it would be nice if you clowns would please stop making things up and presenting them as fact. It’s been getting annoying.

And finally, Cheney. Always a public opinion anchor, he has become an ever bigger liability for the President.

And exactly how has this been the case? Someone causes a hunting accident and the VP is involved (not even really at fault), and the Left wants to think it’s paramount to an advantage for them. Fact is, it’s irrelevant. Neither President Bush nor Vice President Cheney will be running for office (hell, Cheney didn’t even want to BE vice president), so what does any of this have to do with anything?

So, how do they turn it around this year?

Don’t really see how they do it.

There’s nothing to turn around. The Republicans may be losing popularity, but the Donks haven’t had any to speak of for a long time, and it doesn’t look like there’s any hope for them on that front. Worst case scenario for the Republicans: They will win by a slim margin and have to face real conservatives who want the Constitution respected, ultimately facing more conservative factions both within and outside the party in future elections. This can only help the conservative cause and further sink the Left. So, my liberal friend, I ask – How exactly do YOU turn it around?

I’ve been skeptical about the fall elections becoming a 1994-like “change election.” But given that in Mid-February the President has dropped below 40 percent, their weak agenda has nowhere to go, foreign policy and security issues are as likely to be as damaging to them as helpful, and the criminal cases against their leadership will spread and deepen, I think even the skeptics have to now acknowledge that 2006 is likely to become an historically bad year for the governing party.

Given that polls are of no consequence, the conservative portions of the agenda are doing quite well, and Fitzmas was, is, and always will be nothing more than a pipe-dream for the Left, I will hold that 2006 is more likely to be an historically bad year for the Left in America.

Another prophecy?

Moses I am not, but I’m also not blinded by socialist ideology, either.

RWR

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Minuteman Project, 2006

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 20, 2006

I don’t subscribe to any blogbursts. The idea of someone posting something to come up on a bunch of blogs and not having it be under my direct control doesn’t sit too well with me. However, over at TheMaryHunter’s Bacon Bits, this very important blogburst came up on my daily blog-run today. I’ve posted it in its entirety, including the permalink to TMH’s site…

Guard the Borders: April “Secure Our Borders” Op

MINUTEMAN CIVIL DEFENSE CORPS
ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE ‘SECURE OUR BORDERS’ OPERATION FOR APRIL 2006

(PHOENIX, AZ) February 16, 2006 – Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC”), today announced plans for the group’s nationwide “Secure Our Borders” campaign in April 2006. Simcox also announced a new operational structure for the original Minuteman Border Project to meet the growing needs of the continued expansion of Minuteman border security operations.

Thousands of MCDC volunteers, augmented by the new national support team, will hold border watch patrols in northern and southern states along an estimated 800 miles of international borders during the month of April. The Minutemen will observe and report suspected illegal border crossings to the proper authorities. As always, they will maintain a “no contact” policy with the exception of providing emergency water to those illegal aliens found in distress in the wilderness.

Last year, MCDC revolutionized the national debate about border security and illegal immigration by focusing the nation’s attention on the dangers of America’s wide-open borders in a post 9/11 world. The Minutemen have demonstrated that the borders can be secured with sufficient political will and dedication.

Since the MCDC 23-mile border watch in April, 2005, interest in joining and supporting the Minutemen has exploded nationwide. MCDC chapters have been formed in southern and northern border states, as well as interior states. To date, 6,500 men and women have passed the required background check and interviews to qualify to become official Minuteman Border Project volunteers – with more waiting in the queue for approval. Over 120,000 people have become friends of the Minutemen through their support and volunteer work.

Given the success of the Minuteman Border Project efforts, and two successful month long 24/7 operations conducted in April and October of 2005, a new national volunteer operational structure has been launched to support the Minutemen. The new structure is necessary to respond to these thousands of volunteers and supporters asking what they can do to help.

MCDC has asked for and accepted the help of experienced border volunteers who have been on the front lines, some for as long as four years. With this expansion we will be ready for the thousands of volunteers who will participate in the “Secure Our Borders” operation in April 2006. This expansion further solidifies MCDC’s ability to continue the largest neighborhood watch effort in American history. The Minutemen will continue their civil defense operations assisting authorities in securing the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada until properly relieved.

Contact MCDC at (520)829-3112 or info@minutemanhq.com

For more information about MCDC: http://www.minutemanhq.com

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This has been a production of the Guard the Borders Blogburst. It was started by Euphoric Reality, and serves to keep immigration issues in the forefront of our minds as we’re going about our daily lives and continuing to fight the war on terror. If you are concerned with the trend of illegal immigration facing our country, join our blogburst! Just send an email with your blog name and url to euphoricrealitynet at gmail dot com.

Please do what you can to help the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. They do the Lord’s work.

RWR

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If Only …

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 20, 2006

Via Delftsman and Hoosierboy:

(Click to enlarge)

That just about says it all, doesn’t it?

HAHAHA

RWR

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Exile for the Left? If Only!

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 20, 2006

Count on PJ-Comix to seek out the best humor in liberal lunacy over at DUmmie FUnnies so we don’t have to. Today he’s found a gem, so good I even linked over to DU to check it out. In addition to a good laugh, I figured a little fisk action of my own might be fun, but more in the spirit of taking this moron (who calls himself “IndianaGreen”) seriously, just to disprove his point, and, of course ilustrate that the realization of my prophecy may be at hand sooner rather than later.

We are past the point of partisan solutions to our nation’s problems!

Dude, we were past the point of partisan solutions to our problems a LONG time ago.

The American Republic is long dead!

You wish it were dead. It’s the American Republic, as set forth in the Constitution, that you clowns have been working like dogs to dismantle for the last hundred or so years. Thank God it’s not dead, because it’s the Republic and the Constitution that will ultimately see an end to your people’s shenanigans.

It is sad to see the Democratic Party, with some very notable and courageous exceptions, become a party to its burial.

I’m not shedding any tears. Bury the Donk Party, and the sooner the better. Then if the Republicans can’t get their act together and reinstate the freedoms you losers took away, then out they go and a real Constitution-defending party will replace them. Mark my words.

The men and women and gave us the Republic wanted a government that was limited in scope and respectful of their rights, including the rights of the minorities (political, religious, social).

And this makes your point exactly how? Your side has done nothing but expand the scope of government and work diligently to repeal every right it can get its grimy paws on. Get a life.

They feared a monarchy as much as they feared a dictatorship of a majority. They most definitely did not want the state to impose sectarian views as they had seen happening in Europe!

They also didn’t want a guaranteed-to-fail socialist utopia like they had seen in Massachusetts. Never mind that there’s no “imposition” of “sectarian views” going on. Nice talking point for the ACLU, though, dumbass.

They wanted to be left alone to pursue their own happiness, relying in government and in their collective efforts for those things that as individuals they could not accomplish on their own.

Exactly. And no government taking what they have so that they can just turn it over to someone else. That is immoral and irresponsible, and for advocating and implementing such things, your side is headed for the shitpile.

Those days are over!

The days of people being left alone by the government were over 100 years ago. It’s high time we changed back.

Dictatorship is the only way to describe the Bush Administration.

I dunno about that. Roosevelt, Johnson, Clinton, maybe. But this President has done more than enough, just by appointing the judges that he has, to reinstate the rights and freedoms of the people of this great country that have been taken away by those you have sought to elect.

In a few short years a significant number of Americans have embraced an absolute monarchy, a monarchy without a throne or crown.

An absolute monarchy doesn’t leave office after eight years.

The Presidency under Bush has absorbed all the powers that the Framers of the Constitution had to painstakingly divided between three branches of government.

Hmm … putting originalists onto the Supreme Court is “absorbing all the powers” the Framers wanted divided? Dude, you have a REALLY tough sell there.

The Presidency has claimed the power to start wars without Congressional approval, to detain people indefinitely without charges, to torture and abuse detainees with impunity, and to assassinate whoever they want at any time or place, including American soil.

First of all, this president has not started any wars. The current war being fought was duly authorized by Congress, on both fronts. All detainees have had appropriate trials. Those responsible for prisoner abuse of any kind have been brought to justice, and others doing so are being sought out. As far as your claim to assassinations, please name one assassination attempt involving any innocent person by this President or his administration. Hate him if you will, but throwing around false accusations such as these will get you nowhere in convincing Americans to continue to put up with your socialist idiocy.

Absolutism at home has led to militarism abroad, the United States joining a long list of aggressor states that include such recent notables as Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, and in an ironic twist, Saddam’s Iraq.

Again, Afghanistan and Iraq were hardly situations of “militarism”. There was a job that needed to be done, and it was in our best interests that we do it. The Taliban was harboring a man who had killed 3,000 Americans in a single day. Did you expect us to just sit idly by while he did it again? Iraq was a resumption of hostilities from a previous engagement in which multiple provisions of the cease-fire agreement were violated. Again, would it have been right to sit idly by while that happened?

Many of our friends speak of Democratic chances in 2006 and 2008, yet they ignore the well documented record that Republicans have of ballot fraud and voter disenfranchisement.

Interesting that you say this. Where is your evidence? Does offering cigarettes to bums in exchange for Democrat votes count as voter fraud? Does fighting or disregarding provisions regarding proof of identity and/or citizenship count as voter fraud? How about leaving or trying to leave absentee ballots cast largely by military personnel out of various recounts? Does that qualify as disenfranchisement? Keep calling the kettle black, my liberal friend. It only makes my point stronger.

There is little evidence that things will be different in the upcoming midterm elections or in the 2008 Presidential race.

We will continue to do whatever we have to to make sure that every legally cast vote is counted, and that the law is consitent with any provisions set forth in the Constitution, whether you like it or not.

Elections in America have become the mirror image of elections held in any authoritarian regime in the Third World. It is only a matter of time before opposition candidates are found laying on a ditch, hands tied behind the back, a bullet shot to the back of the head.

To this, all I can do is laugh. Show me one voter in Iraq, just one, who would have been able to cast a vote against Saddam Hussein without serious repercussions. Show me one voter in the US, just one, who was similarly forced to vote Republican. I imagine I’m going to be waiting a while.

Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures, and this is one of those times in which we face an unpalatable choice: resistance or exile!

Now we’re getting somewhere. Too bad our friends at HelpThemLeave.com have moved on. It would have made it a lot easier to get you a place to go. All you would have had to do is swear you wouldn’t come back. That’s one freedom you still have – the freedom to leave and go naturalize yourself elsewhere. I say you take advantage of it if you’re really that unhappy.

If we choose the path of resistance we must take every opportunity to publicly and loudly oppose every action the Bush dictatorship takes. Our opposition must always firm, resolute, and peaceful! Even a hint of violence would give the Bush dictatorship a pretext to impose more draconian measures on the American people. We must deny the Bush tyranny that pretext by adopting the tactics used by Gandhi in India and Martin Luther King in the US. Unlike Gandhi and Dr. King, we will not prevail in our struggle. Imperial nations such as the United States have always succeeded in crushing internal opposition. Their collapse was always brought about by a combination of external opposition and their folly in believing in their own invisibility.

All this will do is expose you as the idiots that you are.

Exile is always an option, and in the case of those under persecution such as the LGBT community, it may be the only viable option that is now available. To those that dismiss exile as leftist paranoia, I can only suggest that they consider the fate of the German Jews that waited until it was too late for them to escape the Holocaust. Do not make the same mistake!

I love it. The LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered) community is being persecuted. Oh yeah right. Look idiot, if you don’t understand our position that these people should not have rights that the rest of us don’t then there isn’t much I can do to help you. If you want to go into exile, more power to you, and the more anti-Constitution activists you can take with you, the better.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely, Lord Acton was quoted as saying. To Acton’s words we must add that absolute power leads to absolute cruelty, as we have seen in the way American troops have treated the Iraqi population. Those same troops will be used on American soil against the American people! If you doubt, do a Google on Posse Comitatus, and on the current efforts by the Bush dictatorship to do away with its remnants in order to “protect us.”

OK so now the American troops are treating he Iraqi population cruelly. I doubt the Iraqi population would agree, especially after so many years of one of the most cruel dictators the world has ever seen. Again, I doubt the American people are going to buy that.

The end will not be a happy one for any of us!

Well, the way you guys kick and scream when we successfully demand that people’s rights and freedoms be reinstated, I can’t see how it can be a happy ending for you. I must admit, though, I’m enjoying watching you and your ideology go down.

Got a problem with my gloating? Go fuck yourself.

RWR

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Enjoying the Most Relaxing Weekend Ever

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 19, 2006

Just getting to the news sites now … I couldn’t begin to tell ya what’s going on.

Please let me know if there are any problems getting here via RightWingRocker.com. It seems to work pretty well everywhere I try it, with only a minor glitch here and there.

I’ll try to get something up tongiht.

RWR

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More on Last Week’s Speeches

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 17, 2006

This is awesome.

I already commented on the words spoken at this event by Mike Pence. It seems that the move is afoot within the Republican Party to start getting serious about smaller and limited government.

I did predict this. It’s interesting to see how this is all coming about. Back in April, I made a comment on this post, which basically predicted much of what is going on today.

Sage and I have talked at length about these subjects, and with most of the post, I agree.

I do have more optimism, however, when it comes to the Republicans. With more conservative Republicans in the House and Senate, enough to create a “supermajority”, I believe we would see more and faster dismantling of socialist programs in the US.

In the meantime, we have to work with the same kind of incrementalism that the socialist systems with which we are dealing were created and built up. This isn’t the end of the world, as long as progress is in the direction of increased freedom and decreased socialism.

Rome (American socialism) wasn’t built in a day. Therefore it won’t come down in one, either. Look at the way the Left screams and moans and cries foul when one of their programs is put into the “growing only at the rate of inflation” category. There are still far too many Americans who are willing to accept their ideas and their rhetoric for us to succeed in dismantling their oppression that quickly. We must work to change hearts and minds and to bring Americans into the clear understanding that entitlements are not rights, and that, in fact, these kinds of things actually interfere with the basic rights with which we have been endowed.

Along with this, I believe that many of the less conservative Republicans may come around. Those that do not will be forced to move over.

There is clear evidence that this may happen sooner rather than later. The Donks (a little Mr. Minority lingo there) have crowned Howard Dean the leader of their party, and Her Highness Hillary is starting to play the “I’m not really a communist” game that her husband played so successfully. I do believe America knows Mrs. Clinton well enough to finish her off at the ballot box, and it is already clear that Mr. Dean is only going to succeed in getting more Republicans elected.

The demise of the Democratic Party is happening right before our very eyes (Baby What a Big Surprise). It will be very interesting, indeed, to see what the Republican Party does with the situation. One of two things will have to happen:

1. The party will do as I have enumerated above, speeding up the repeal of socialism, and placing preventive provisions into the Constitution through Amendment.

or 2. The party will miss the opportunity to empower the people, and a more conservative party will rise up as the conservative alternative. There are a few of these already out there, such as the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party. Both have the same (very limited) potential at this point in time. More likely, however, I see a coalition of such parties forming and coming together into a new party that will serve as the more conservative alternative if the Republicans choose this course of action. The new party would then be charged with speeding up the repeal of socialism, and placing preventive provisions into the Constitution through Amendment.

The way I see it today, the Republican Party is in a very unique situation. They are the ones writing the history books right now, as they are the only political party that is really relevant from a political standpoint. They are the ones who are going to be choosing which course of action to take, and it will be very interesting to see what they choose to do.

My hope is that they will choose option 1, and I think the leadership of the party will be wise enough to see the writing on the wall and do that. As of right now, though, there is still plenty of potential for the party to swing the other way.

The reason I believe they will choose the first of the two options I stated above is that the majority of Republicans in power today, at the very least, KNOW what the right thing to do is. What is holding them back is the anxiety of the implementation. The current opposition favors big government and making it bigger and more intrusive. If the opposition is weakened to the point of complete irrelevancy (which will be happening sooner rather than later), the Republicans will be in a better position to do the right thing, as it will become imperative for fiscal and constitutional reasons, and to be certain that a new opposition coming from the other side of the spectrum doesn’t create for them a similar fate that the Donks are facing now. I believe that when it comes down to brass tax (read that survival as the majority party), the Republicans will come through and do the right thing. The Libertarians and the other conservative parties are the insurance policy we have taken out.

RWR

The wheels of American government are designed to move slowly. Let’s hope this change occurs a little more quickly than that. Bringing Mike Pence to the forefront seems to be working out very well so far, though much of what he’s advocating is a change from much of his voting record. Still, talking about Federalism is a good first step towards implementing it, and action will be required in addition to the rhetoric if the Republicans are to keep the Federalists on board.

Republicans are in the driver’s seat today – a much different situation than during the Reagan Administration. It’s time to use the power of the majority to bring the enemies of freedom to their knees, and if those enemies are within the party, so be it.

RWR

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Media Double Standard – Big Surprise

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 16, 2006

When Hitlery Clinton was involved in an accident in which someone was injured, we didn’t hear a word about it.

Her driver hit a police officer at a checkpoint and injured him. There was no apology, and as far as anyone knows, that goes for no private apology as well.

I still haven’t heard any complaints from the press about her taking forever to tell reporters. Hey, it’s been what, five years now?

So the Vice President, supposedly no more powerful than a Senator from New York, gets all kinds of grief for waiting 24 hours to tell the press. Well excuuuuuuse me. I beg all kinds of pardon for Mr. Cheney tending to his friend’s wounds and maybe, just maybe, getting an idea whether or not his friend is going to be ok. I mean, well, he was only SHOT!

I say, leave the vice president alone and let him help his friend get through this ordeal. These kind of things have ways of bringing friends closer together, and we should stay out of their business and let them get on with it.

RWR

h/t – RightWingSparkle

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Gutless Socialism

Posted by RightWingRocker on February 16, 2006

Herman Cain was on the Bennett morning show today as a gues host.

He made some incredible points about what he called “Gutless Socialism”.

I soooo wish I could find a free link to a transcript. He was right on.

RWR

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