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Obama Damaged Goods: Runs even with Ron Paul

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Rasmussen: Ron Paul Polls Even With Obama for 2012

The latest Rasmussen poll hows Ron Paul and Obama neck and neck in 2012. While this may be be incredible news for Paulistas, it is even better news for the GOP and the Tea Party movement. Here’s why: If Paul can run neck and neck with Obama, a good candidate would clean Obama’s clock. You can fill in the blank if you want: Palin (hasn’t polled well in some instances), Romney, Huckabee, and even Giuliani. My personal favorite would be a ticket with Giuliani and Palin. Can you imagine the debates? Giuliani would not be a doddering fool parrying with Obama and we would have Palin/Biden II Rumble in the Sewer aka DC.

Still, this is good news that even the New York Times cannot run away from. The tide is shifting faster than it did for the dems. The reason is simple: They showed their true face and scared the shit out of most americans. Of course sheople on the left will make the argument that right wing talk radio and right wing blogs have fomented discourse and that if the people were left alone, to only get the Obama Regime’s narrative, we’d all be happier and better off. After all, we’ve been marginalized as gun and bible toting bitter clingers that are living in the past. Right? Why can’t we all just get along? Well, if believing Obama’s narrative is getting along, I will pass.

The bottom line is that in spite of Obamacare passing, and in spite of the fact that we have 8 months of democrat and socialist hegemony to live with, things will get better. I know I have been gloom and doom in the past, but I am pleasantly surprised by how the people have risen up. My only admonition is that the Tea Party and it’s analogs do not become co-opted by Washington insider elites that will use this as a form of populism to manipulate and use to their advantage like the socons in 2000. Vigilance is eternal.

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Written by James Lagnese

April 15, 2010 at 11:35 am

BLANKLEY: No more profiles in caution

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From The Washington Times:

Effort to slow-boil the freedom frogs has failed

The Republican Party must break with its long-established, cautious instincts and make a bold stand for first principles of freedom and constitutional limitations on government – from full repeal of Obamacare to rolling back multitrillion dollar deficits. This is not so much reproach of past Republican conduct as it is recognition of new opportunities.
The post-World War II conservative movement was born in the shadows of towering liberalism. As a result, when conservatism intermittently gained political power via the Republican Party, there were practical limits to how much liberalism they could plausibly try to dismantle. I know – I was there with the Goldwater campaign and with the Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich governing efforts.
For example, in 1982, Reagan’s Department of Education (where I was deputy assistant secretary for public affairs) tried to dismantle the Department of Education. But we could not find even one Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee to introduce our bill.
A dozen years later, when Speaker Gingrich (for whom I was press secretary) again proposed killing the Department of Education, the opposition (even among Republicans) was so powerful across the country that further effort became futile.
There has been a strong national presumption of legitimacy for most of the statist programs policies and rulings introduced by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Supreme Court. To challenge them drew sneering ridicule, not just from the usual liberal suspects, but from most mainstream Republican voters.
Creeping statism simply had become normative. A politician who, for example, called for strict adherence of the 10th Amendment was marginalized and rejected as a crank by both American politics and American culture.
As a result, Reagan and Mr. Gingrich and the conservatives who supported them could, by and large, only slow down the growth of government. The only major reversal of statist policy we gained was the 1996 reform of welfare – and that only after two vetoes by President Clinton.
Thus, Republican congressmen, senators and governors – even staunch, principled conservatives – developed the instinct to propose only modestly less statist policies than Democrats did (as, for example, George W. Bush’s Medicare Part D subsidies for drugs.) And we did so for the very practical reason that to do more assured overwhelming opposition by the broad center of the country, which took for granted that the structures and programs of government that had existed since they were born were normal, not unconstitutionally statist.
But the financial panic and economic collapse of 2008, and Washington’s shocking, new proposals, laws, deficits and debt has changed the consciousness of a broad majority of the nation. The incurring of trillions of dollars of national debt in the last year has, almost simultaneously across the nation, induced a common revulsion: How dare Washington indebt and impoverish our grandchildren.
All the following acts have suddenly awakened Americans to their Constitution: (1) The nationalization of car companies and banks; (2) the subordination of the car companies’ legal bondholders to union bosses; (3) the creation of trillion-dollar slush funds (the stimulus package) used for, among other purposes, the corrupt purchase of congressional votes; (4) the mandating of individual health insurance purchase against the will of Americans; (5) the attempt to have Obamacare “deemed” to have been enacted, rather than actually publicly voted on by Congress.
Amazingly, spontaneously, Americans are educating themselves about the details of our Constitution. Last week, I participated in a town hall meeting organized by Sirius Radio network with a large live audience and call-ins from state legislators across the country to discuss the merits of invoking an Article V constitutional convention (much more on that in a later column.) Many members of the audience – regular people from all over the country – held up their pocket Constitutions, which they keep with them.
Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion – every action has a reaction equal in magnitude and opposite in direction – also applies to the political physics of the body politic. The suddenness and radical magnitude of Washington actions these past 18 months has induced an equal and equally radical reaction.
It is in this context that I urge the Republican Party to abandon its – until now – justifiable instinct to be cautious and limited in its call for traditional American freedoms and constitutional limitations on government.
Throughout my political life such caution has been the smart and necessary political practice for the Republican Party – even under Reagan. But now, such caution not only misses an historic opportunity, but such caution is suddenly the single best way for the Republicans to lose in November by failing to be seen as the vehicle for an angry public’s re-seizure of its freedoms.
The unnoticed, Fabian creep of statism these past 80 years – the slow boiling of the frogs of freedom – has suddenly been noticed by countless millions of us freedom-loving frogs. The frogs are jumping out of the pot and are ready to overturn the pots – and the pot handlers.
Everything is on the table to be considered for rollback. It didn’t start with President Obama, but it may begin to end with him.
He has awakened the American people to our heritage of freedom and the people are getting ready to grab back our freedom by the handful.
Here’s a tip to Republican senators: Be bold and explicit. The president’s nominee for the Supreme Court should be defeated by filibuster exclusively because he (or she) will inevitably vote to uphold as constitutional the unconstitutional health care insurance purchase mandate.
Tony Blankley is the author of “American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century” (Regnery, 2009) and vice president of the Edelman public relations firm in Washington.
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Judas is a Kamikaze: Stupak to retire

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I am a little late to this party, as the plane crash yesterday preempted this article, so here goes…

In the case of Bart Stupak, I have to say he is a Judas who is a Kamikaze. While feigning principle in holding the pro-life position that he would not vote for Obamacare if it funded abortions, it seems he was looking for some sort of easy out to vote for it and he got  it in the presidential executive order which would prohibit federal funding of abortions, but has as much teeth as a 100 year southern dirt farmer that chewed tobacco all his life.

John Batchelor has an interesting take on it:

The Tea Party sends in a three-bus caravan to MI-1 to raise money to defeat Stupak, and before it arrives Stupak retires. Coincidence? Those Tea Party buses will reproduce like bunnies. The Tea Party becomes the juggernaut without a candidate other than “Anybody but You.” Stupak suddenly reverses field and stages a Stupak love conference that FNC carries live. Coincidence? Who is producing this wacky opera? Would like the transcripts of the phone calls Stupak made to Mrs. Pelosi and Steny Hoyer: “Hello, Bart; what? What!?” It is far better than the Gingrich Zombie opera. Vote ’em all out! Empty Congress! De-Federalize? Bart, we hardly knew you, and you still have that State Trooper steadiness even in retreat.

I disagree that Stupak has some sort of trooper steadiness or that in some way is principled in the matter as some would assert, but rather saw the writing on the wall with regards to the Tea Party and also didn’t want to be the democrat that forestalled Obamacare. Remember, he is a democrat. You also have to consider that with the impending loses including his own, he more that likely will find a cozy job working for a contributor or as a lobbyist, therefore he needed a plausible way to satisfy everyone within the circle of influence that matters to him.

In the end, he sold his soul for a false promise. Such people are not heroes or even good people, but people  that sell out for a mere metaphorical 30 pieces. In this case he did it willingly if not deliberately, and I am sure for more than 30 pieces in the end. Bart, you are a sfacime.

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Written by James Lagnese

April 11, 2010 at 9:45 am

Hidden Payroll Tax for Obamacare

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From John Batchelor:

The articulate and pleasantly passionate and photogenic Devin Nunes (CA-21 R) lends a mighty assist to the FNC package on an undiscovered policy IED in the new healthcare genius act — a new payroll deduction for long-term care that is transparently a tax grab from the young in order to create a revenue river for miscellaneous expenses, such as the budget. The “opt out” clause is a creative way of avoiding calling it a new payroll tax for every human being…Stay tuned.

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Written by James Lagnese

March 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm

The Real Cost of Obamacare

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As Obamacare has passed, now companies will have to pay big time. AT&T has already said it has to book 1 billion of 1st quarter costs because of the bill, and Caterpillar has to pay 150 million. In my own state of Iowa, John Deere has a similar cost of 150 million. Bloomberg estimate that 14 billion will get “shaved” from corporate profits this quarter. This will surely delay any recovery that people were hoping for. I would ask ObaMao, how did his bill create jobs? How does it keep people free and not dependent? Surely these companies will not be hiring many if any people, especially in terms of new positions. THey certainly won’t have the money to invest back into the company too. Of course we are getting a first hand look at the effects of socialism and what it will do to the economy. I also have pondered something else too, and I wonder what my readers think: Since medical insurance is normally considered a benefit, how will companies factor in that benefit when they cut back on healthcare plans (which they will in order to avoid thee penalties they are paying) when trying to attract talent? Will we get a $10K raise for the lack of benefits? This also plays into the socialist’s hands. Companies will have to cut back on benefits and at some point it will become politically necessary to create a one payer system. This is what MaObaMao wants. At that point, companies will have absolved themselves of any medical insurance costs, and the employee will in essence be stuck paying for it through increased taxes of all kinds. So not only will we not get the difference, but it will come out of our pay check and our pockets. Look at Denmark, where people work more than 6 months out of the year for the government. Farm Animals, every one of them.

The real cost of Obamacare is economic slavery and dependence on the federal government. They want to create a society of Farm Animals where by they tend the flock. It’s not about let’s all get along: Remember, peace is the absence of opposition, and most of the time that is achieved by some sort of force. Farm Animals are at peace, but they are also kept in pens to produce for the farmer, and exercise no free will, if it could be possible. Think about it. Socialism is a system that extends the Farm System to human society as a whole in a effort to produce a society of subservient and sinecure producers for the benefit of the few. In some ways it makes the slavery system under the old south more palatable, as there was some place to escape to for freedom. These entropic fools want to make it the same everywhere so there is no where to go. This is about enslaving and controlling mankind, not for some system that affords basic needs and wants for it’s citizens for some altruistic purpose. Any sacrifice made necessary and promulgated by those in power should be looked at with suspicion and derision. And to paraphrase someone else, look to where that altar of sacrifice is and who benefits. These bastards are nihilistic materialists that look no more upon you than a farmer does with a chicken on the chopping block. You are literally just another brick in his wall. Until people really understand this, that we are just Farm Animals to these people, slaves, then it will always be this tug of war or pendulastic exercise every 10 years between between freedom (right) and slavery (left). These people are not only scum of the earth, but fools.

The real cost of Obamacare and whatever else he tries to shove done our throat is our lives, liberties and our pursuit of true happiness. It is at the destruction of our country, our constitution and our way of life, substituting it with something that is anathema to human dignity, freedom, and self-responsibilty. It’s to destroy the human spirit, not to let it fly. What will we do?

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Written by James Lagnese

March 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Representative Dingell Talks of Obamacare as a Pogrom:Obamacare will Control The People

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Spoken like a true marxist, Dingell can’t wait to control the people. How arrogant, deceitful and dangerous.

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March 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Capitalist or Parasite? Warren Buffet Promotes Government Healthcare

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Warren Buffet believes that healthcare is a drain on businesses and should be shouldered by the federal government. This is the same man that favors higher taxes, particularly estate taxes. Buffet has benefited from higher estate taxes by scooping up privately/family owned enterprises that have disproportionate tax burdens after the owner died. He’s made a lot of money this way.

If Warren was a true capitalist, he would be for free market answers to who is going to pay citizens medical bills. By being for government healthcare, he has demonstrated he is not a capitalist, but a corporatist parasite and opportunist that looks to his own bottom line, not as a rational self-interest, but as a Jim Taggart type of businessman. He has more in common with George Soros than he does with Milton Friedman that is for sure. I find his “advice” disingenuous and and transparently self-serving. If this is the example of what American capitalism is, or has become, then we’ve gone down the wrong road.

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Written by James Lagnese

March 1, 2010 at 7:20 am