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Andre Traversa Show with Co-Host The Right Guy Tuesday February 16 8:00PM CST

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Tuesday February 16 at 8:00PM CST:


The Andre Traversa Show with Co-host Jim Lagnese on Libertarian Politics Live

Special guests will be David Keene from the American
Conservative Union who will talk about C-PAC some of whose members are
Marco Rubio, Jim DeMint, and Newt Gingrich. For the second segment we will be featuring Le
Templar with the Goldwater Institute, who will give us his views on the
steaming hot McCain/Hayworth race.

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Written by James Lagnese

February 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm

They are doing it again: I told you so

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As most of my fellow rightlibertarianconservative bloggers have been railing against Diabolus Ex Machina (Even Chavez smells sulphur), The Grand Dragon Of Magic, Misdirection and Malefaction has been hard at work making sure that his agenda is successful. Has it been fruitful? Today we see that they passed a defense bill (and look who gets to spend it), with the capitulation of Leiberman and Nelson, now Reid has the votes for the “Healthcare” bill,  Obama sold our soul in Copenhagen (as he races home to a blizzard), because we only have 50 days to save the world, and the best that the right can do is have a readathon of the healthcare bill to slow it down. On top of this, Iran invades Iraq, while we are there mind you, and we do nothing. Talk about taking it in the back door. What side is this guy on?

In spite of what my cohorts say about “we’ll have a great 2010 and 2012”, I wish we would come to our senses and admit it, that we lost. We lost in 2008, and we’ve lost the idealogical battle on capitol hill. While we may win next year and in 2012, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A PRECEDENT OF OVERTURNING ANY GOVERNMENT LARGESSE.

 The only way we can get beyond this is to come to our senses, admit reality, learn from it, and not repeat the same bullshit that Steele wants to perpetrate on us in the coming months. The GOP is feckless, and is rotten at the core. It’s needs a heart and brain transplant. and that needs to come from the Tea Party people and 912ers. The problem is the GOP is deadly afraid of the Tea Party people. I heard Craig Robinson of the Iowa Republican on the Steve Deace Show  say the he and the Iowa GOP wish the Tea Party people would go away and that they are too ideologically diverse to be republicans. What a pompous myopic ass. He likes his seat at the table, and the power that it gives those there. Unfortunately,  nothing will change if RINOs like these keep the power they have. The status quo hasn’t worked, the republicans gave the dems everything in 2006 and 2008 because of their fecklessness and I see no change if they get back in control next year. They are tax and spend moderates that want to give their special interests tax breaks and other perks. It’s time for an overhaul and just as the dems are doing things that will reek havoc on their gip on power, this does not mean there is a mandate for McLame republicans to do their moderate best. If you don’t believe me, look what a short time it took for the GOP to throw the socons under the bus after they got what they wanted and morover, before they were the GOP, they were the Whigs.

At this point, the best of all possibilities is that the Tea Party people take over the platform, agenda and direction of the GOP. It’s needed IF the GOP wants to remain the GOP. If not, the Tea Party people will supplant and replace the GOP, just as the GOP replaced the Whigs. We will see if the GOP leadership is as intransigent as I believe it is. Of course, what is a leader without a movement. While I have my reservations about Sarah, I can see her taking the reins with this. Of course the GOP will cry to the tune of 1912 with TR and the Bull Moose Party, but my narrative says it would be 1860 with the rising GOP ex Whigs. What do you think?

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McCain Campaign Was Filled with Liberals: They tried to stifle Sarah

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This just in from Drudge Report. If anything illustrates, one, what a total asshole McLame is, Two, how doomed his campaign was from the beginning, and three, how liberal he must be to hire people that work for the MSM. For whatever reason, they didn’t want the campaign to succeed. They just wanted a good show to put on their résumés and make sure he went nowhere. McLame is complicit though, and this is what you get when you support someone whose turn it is.

The plus side is Sarah Palin isn’t going away. What these weenies didn’t realize was that she would get more than the 15 minutes of fame they thought she deserved. She’s getting more and I would bet this is just the beginning.

I would also posit that Mr. Potato Head Steele is more of the same. The McCain fiasco proves it, the Dede Scozzofava  deal seals it. The GOP is being led by the incompetent. What else is new?

HER TURN! 
Fri Nov 13 2009 07:27:12 ET

Going Rogue: An American Life
by Sarah Palin
Chapter Four; Section 8, pages 255-257

By the third week in September, a “Free Sarah” campaign was under way and the press at large was growing increasingly critical of the McCain camp’s decision to keep me, my family and friends back home, and my governor’s staff all bottled up. Meanwhile, the question of which news outlet would land the first interview was a big deal, as it always is with a major party candidate.

From the beginning, Nicolle [Wallace] pushed for Katie Couric and the CBS Evening News. The campaign’s general strategy involved coming out with a network anchor, someone they felt had treated John well on the trail thus far. My suggestion was that we be consistent with that strategy and start talking to outlets like FOX and the Wall Street Journal. I really didn’t have a say in which press I was going to talk to, but for some reason Nicolle seemed compelled to get me on the Katie bandwagon.

“Katie really likes you,” she said to me one day. “she’s a working mom and admires you as a working mom. She has teenage daughter like you. She just relates to you,” Nicolle said. “believe me, I know her very well. I’ve worked with her.” Nicolle had left her gig at CBS just a few months earlier to hook up with the McCain campaign. I had to trust her experience, as she had dealt with national politics more than I had. But something always struck me as peculiar about the way she recalled her days in the White House, when she was speaking on behalf of President George W. Bush. She didn’t have much to say that was positive about her former boss or the job in general. Whenever I wanted to give a shout-out to the White House’s homeland security efforts after 9/11, we were told we couldn’t do it. I didn’t know if that was Nicolle’s call.

Nicolle went on to explain that Katie really needed a career boost. “She just has such low self-esteem,” Nicolle said. She added that Katie was going through a tough time. “She just feels she can’t trust anybody.”

I was thinking, And this has to do with John McCain’s campaign how?

Nicolle said. “She wants you to like her.”

Hearing all that, I almost started to feel sorry for her. Katie had tried to make a bold move from lively morning gal to serious anchor, but the new assignment wasn’t going very well.

“You know what? We’ll schedule a segment with her,” Nicolle said. “If it doesn’t go well, if there’s no chemistry, we won’t do any others.”

Meanwhile, the media blackout continued. It got so bad that a couple of times I had a friend in Anchorage track down phone numbers for me, and then I snuck in calls to folks like Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and someone I thought was Larry Kudlow but turned out to be Neil Cavuto’s producer. I had a friend call Bill O’Reilly after I was inundated with supporters in Alaska asking why the campaign was “ignoring” his on-air requests for a McCain campaign interview. I had another friend scrambling to find Mark Levin’s number. Aboard the campaign plane I was within twenty-five feet of reporters for hours on end. Headquarters’ strategy was that I should not go to the back of the aircraft and talk to the press. At first this was subtle, but as the campaign wore on, Tracey or Tucker would call headquarters to request permission, and someone in DC would respond, “No! Absolutely not- block her if she tries to go back.”

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Written by James Lagnese

November 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm

The Backstabbing Continues: Palin gets it from Steve Schmidt

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Embedded video from CNN Video

Steve Schmidt and Bob Schrum throw Palin under the bus. Note to CNN, these guys are losers and sore losers at that. When was the last time Bob Schrum won anything? And Steve Schmidt? Look at how well McCain did. He’s still a senator. If anything, this video shows where the dissension was in the McCain Campaign: With Steve Schmidt. I bet he was against picking Palin from the start and unconsciously and consciously sabotaged the campaign. Obviously his heart wasn’t in it. All this serves as is to marginalize her before she really gets started. The Neo-Cons, and Country Clubbers on the right will be uniting with the Neo-Coms on the left to back the bus over Palin as many times as it takes to kill her political aspirations. All I can say is it is becoming neigh time for her to get on the horse and ride, or go home.

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Written by James Lagnese

October 4, 2009 at 10:48 am

You Lie!

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Update: He called the white house and apologized. Wuss…



Someone has a

pair…


A South Carolina Republican lawmaker shouted “You lie” at President Barack Hussein Obama as he addressed Congress on Wednesday, prompting a GOP senator to call for an apology…

“You lie!” Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouted from his seat, jabbing a finger in the air.


Good for him. Unfortunately, Senator McCain called for an apology. F McCain, as he lost the election and had no shame in laying down on the job while running for president, why should he have shame for someone telling the truth? For many politicians, to be successful, they must bear false witness against their own mind. McCain is experienced in this.

Congratulate Joe Wilson on having the balls to tell the Messiah he’s full of crap.



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Written by James Lagnese

September 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Did you vote?

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I did. If it’s any indication, for the relatively small town I live in, the turnout was very high. Of course I was the first in line, and I arrived 50 minutes before the polls opened. Intuition, if that is possible for me, says this is bad for McCain, but I could be wrong. My synopsis is that McCain made the mistake of being republican. If he loses, it is a refutation of Bush, and he would have been better off if the republicans didn’t have a candidate and McCain ran under a different party. BTW, I voted for Palin.

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Written by James Lagnese

November 4, 2008 at 7:17 am

Did you vote?

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I did. If it’s any indication, for the relatively small town I live in, the turnout was very high. Of course I was the first in line, and I arrived 50 minutes before the polls opened. Intuition, if that is possible for me, says this is bad for McCain, but I could be wrong. My synopsis is that McCain made the mistake of being republican. If he loses, it is a refutation of Bush, and he would have been better off if the republicans didn’t have a candidate and McCain ran under a different party. BTW, I voted for Palin.

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Written by James Lagnese

November 4, 2008 at 7:17 am