Archive for August 30, 2012

We’ve Had It With Obama’s Socialism
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

I marvel at the MSM’s spinning of the polls and Obama’s obvious glide to oblivion in order to paper over what will be a devastating Democratic Party loss of the Oval Office and, very likely, the US Senate, as well, in less than seventy days.

Look, the denizens of the Mainstream Media already KNOW the Obama team is in serious trouble. They just don’t want democratic party voters to know it.

The Prez? Well, most normal folk have concluded that he is delusional and THAT explains his surety of demeanor. Delusional people rarely ever live in the real world.

I sense a slow but consistent swing toward the republican candidate across the country today.

In my state of North Carolina, we have gone from being an Obama state to a battleground state, to a Romney state. Obama can mark The Old North State off his list. It ain’t gonna happen for him here.

The thing is — it’s happening across the country, this slow turning away from Obama. The pendulum is swinging from left back to right. That’s a good thing.

So — what happened?

Obama happened.

To be a bit more specific, it was/is Obama’s socialism, his obvious love for Marxism, and his burning desire to — as he said –“fundamentally transform” this country.

Here’s the thing: Americans don’t want fundamental change. Oh, we will allow you to fiddle around the edges, a bit, but when you begin fooling around with the basic fundamentals of what America means, what America stands for, and you begin to demean America in the eyes of Americans — you are finished. Obama is finished.

I think America was willing to give the first black President of America a chance. The electorate did that in 2008 — and many now rue the day. His first two years in office he had control of two branches of the three-branch US government made up of his team players — democrats. He blew it — pushing the largest socialist program to come down the American pike in the history of the country –socialized medicine known as Obamacare.

By the time he had completed that task he had so angered Americans that the dye was cast. His days in office were numbered.

In 2010 the electorate deliberately sent a new team of conservatives to Congress with the mission to block, obfuscate, or plainly put, do whatever was necessary to stop Obama and see to it that he could do no more harm to the country until we could get back to the polls in November of 2012 to rid ourselves of the Obama menace to America and to America’s capitalist society. Yes, it was self-imposed gridlock. Obama and his minions HAD to be restrained for the sake of the country — and, for the most part, they were.

For nearly four years now Americans have had a taste of what a socialist system would look like in America. It finally became clear that if Obama and his fellow socialists had their way — America’s middle class would cease to exist.

It took a while for this lesson to sink in. But it did, and now Americans are fighting mad.

So, they are turning to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the GOP candidates for President and Vice-President, to use their skills at business and economics to stop America’s slow collapse and begin the restoration process so at least SOME of the damage done by Obama can be repaired. It will, we know, take many years to right our ship of state and our economy.

There is a poll I’d like to suggest to the various polling companies. How about asking how many voted for Obama and are now ashamed of their vote. I think, there is a huge swath of the electorate who did, in fact, vote for Obama, believing he could do all those things he touted and promised. They are now embarrassed by that vote — but they are not going to openly admit it. They will make a conscious effort to atone for that mistaken vote in the voting booth in a few days.

Look. America is NOT just another country — no matter what the political left says. American exceptionalism is a fact. Evidence of American exceptionalism is the fact that Americans are not in open revolt at this moment!

We Americans ARE different. We ARE unique. That which works for Europe will not work for the USA. Most of us hail from families that left Europe generations ago to come to America PRECISELY BECAUSE America was/is different. Opportunity in America was limited only by a man’s ambition and ability. The individual American built this country — not the government. In fact, it was the individual Americans from the thirteen colonies that built the US government.

The task is clear. Our government is in trouble. It has grown so huge and become so intrusive that IT has now become the primary obstruction in the path to the continued success of individual Americans. That must change. It must change NOW. Four years from now will be too late.

Obama’s socialism has no place in America. It is a policy of personal defeat practiced by the defeated people of a defeated nation who live in constant fear. Obama’s agenda to foist his brand of socialism off on America has enraged the populace in a manner I have not experienced in my (well over) seven decades of life. It is palpable. Obama’s agenda is not to build America up and help her claim the high ground again. No! His agenda is to manage America’s decline! How totally un-American is that?!

“Live free or die” is not just a state motto, or a nice sounding slogan. It is the TRUTH. A nation cannot truly live unless it is free.

We Americans must reclaim our birthright of freedom in November and get our country restored, set right, and moving upwards again. Else — we die.

J. D. Longstreet

Can Rand Paul Deliver the Paul Voters?
By JB Williams
As father Ron Paul prepares to retire, leaving behind a political career that spans nearly forty-years and passing the libertarian torch to son Senator Rand Paul, can Rand fill Dad’s shoes? As Rand attempts to deliver the libertarian vote for Romney-Ryan in 2012, will his father’s biggest fans follow Rand’s lead?
Ron Paul prepared a video statement that will open the GOP show on the evening that Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan will accept his nomination. Paul’s son, Rand Paul, will follow with a live speech in Tampa, following on his endorsement of Mitt Romney for President, only hours after his father’s biggest fans walked out of the convention in protest.
Ron Paul was one of several declared candidates hoping to force a brokered convention in Tampa. But when Romney officially secured 90.16% of the GOP delegates (2,061 of 2,286) ending all speculation about a floor fight for the GOP nod, Paul supporters reached the peak of their frustration. New GOP delegate rules provided a final blow to those who had hoped to wrangle delegates away from Romney on the convention floor.

In the end, Ron Paul received 8.27% of the GOP delegates, 189. Although his supporters believe Ron could have blocked the Romney nomination without the new GOP rules change, the truth is Ron Paul has been stuck at or below 10% support within the GOP for decades. Nobody can win anything with only 10% support.
Ron Paul has one of the most loyal followings in modern politics. He has had an impact by forcing subjects onto the table and GOP platform that would not be there without him. However, his all-or-nothing supporters have demonstrated a firm “our way or no way” election attitude for many years now, bordering on venomous in their assaults on all other political figures. This is a very dangerous play for both their agenda and the nation.
At a time when the nation is unifying to remove the most dangerous administration in U.S. history from power, can Rand Paul convince his father’s angry followers to become a grown-up productive part of solutions for America? Or, will he lose them to ideological bickering, backstabbing and protest votes in November?
The stakes are high for Romney-Ryan and Rand Paul. The stakes have never been higher for America. Ron Paul supporters have some options and they have been talking about those options for months now.
· Write in Ron Paul’s name in protest
· Vote 3rd Party in protest
· Stay home on election day in protest
· Vote for Obama in protest

Of course, all of these protest options will end with the same result, the re-election of the worst administration in U.S. history. It’s not possible to say you oppose these Marxists while at the same time, doing things to keep the Marxists in power. Someone is lying…

Rand Paul will try to get his father’s supporters to leave all of these protest options behind, and bring them into the mainstream where their ideas and votes can have some impact. Does he have the political clout to pull it off?
Ron and Rand both realized that they could not affect anything from the outside looking in with a critical eye. They both realized that they had to be in the game to affect the game. Many Rand Paul supporters realized the same thing when they chose to make Rand a Senator. Nobody would even know Ron Paul’s name had he not left behind 3rd Party fantasies and joined the Republican Party in order to become a member of congress.
Still, many Ron Paul supporters continue to demonstrate an “our way or no way” attitude that could leave them sitting on the sidelines complaining about Barack Obama and his Marxist march to Globalization.
The deal is now sealed. Only one candidate will have a chance to remove Barack Obama from office and that candidate is Mitt Romney. How we feel about that doesn’t matter. What we do about it will decide the future of freedom and liberty in America.
So long as the Obama Crime Syndicate controls D.C., freedom and liberty are dead in America and all over the globe. The future of freedom and liberty depends first and foremost, upon removing the current Marxist regime from power.
Rand Paul will try to convince his father’s followers to support Romney and Ryan in their historic effort to remove anti-American Marxists from the people’s Executive branch. Paul supporters have a chance to play a significant role in that effort. Or, they can take their football and go home in anger, leaving freedom and liberty in the hands of the most corrupt and tyrannical regime to ever hold power in the United States.
Paul supporters can become a force to be reckoned with inside politics, or they can sit on the sidelines and cast stones at everyone else. Millions will listen as Rand Paul tries to bring libertarians into the fold and millions will watch how Paul supporters respond to his call for unity.
But at the end of the day, those who believe in freedom and liberty could never leave our future in the hands of known anti-American despots.
There is no doubt in my mind that both Ron and Rand Paul will vote for Romney-Ryan on November 6th.
But the jury is still out on what Paul supporters will do. Ron Paul is riding off into the sunset and Rand is trying to become a person of influence in D.C. But can Rand even influence his father’s followers? If Rand can’t influence his own libertarians, who can he influence?

JB Williams