Category Archives: Election 2012

THIS ELECTION IS SO OVER!

Because the mainstream media says so.

I mean, Romney is up 47-45 in Rasmussen Presidential and up 47-46 in the Rasmussen Swing State Tracking. OVER.

And now Gallup is showing Obama only up by 1, 47-46. Bounce? Gone. Election? OVER

Gravis has Romney up 1 in FL….Rasmussen has Romney up 3 in Colorado…Baydoun/Foster has Romney -2 in Michigan…Rasmussen has Romney -1 in Virgina…O.V.E.R.

So Dems…no need to go vote…this election is OVAH.

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The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Ok, let’s stop making a big deal over nothing. Romney told the truth and yes, good for him, because few politicians are willing to tell you the truth.

What did he do?

1. Romney said, in a closed-door, private fundraiser, that 47% of Americans pay no income tax/believe they are victims. and he can never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. How is this wrong?

According to the Tax Policy Center, 46.4% of Americans pay zero or negative income taxes. According to the Census Bureau, 49% of Americans live in households that receives entitlements through Medicare, Medicaid, housing assistance, or food stamps.

So he’s not wrong. 47% of Americans don’t pay income tax…and he lowballed the amount on entitlements by 2%.  This is not going to lose the election for Romney. He’s telling you the truth, 47% of Americans are not going to vote for him because he wants to get them off government assistance by lifting them up, something all Americans should strive to do for their fellow men.

2. Romney says peace between Israelis and Palestinians is almost unthinkable, because Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.

That’s true. Romney (and I, and many others) believe in a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians. But Palestinians have a long habit of saying one thing to us and the Israelis in English and turning around and saying something else to everyone else, since the end of the Clinton days.

All we bother doing is kicking the can down the road, through peace conferences and bi-lateral talks and summits, that go nowhere. No one has really taken an active role in the two-state solution and no one cared enough like Condoleezza Rice and President Bush. Until the Palestinians are willing to negotiate, it won’t happen.

So there you have it…Romney told the truth. Is that such a bad thing nowadays?

Final Day of the Convention….what?

What? Did anyone else see Clint Eastwood’s speech? It was rambling, it was incoherent…dude…c’mon

As for the others:

  • FL Sen. Marco Rubio was fantastic. Such a compelling life story and vision he has for this country, plus he’s a great speaker
  • I felt Mitt Romney’s speech was good, if not a little stilted in delivery. He conveyed the key message: it’s ok to be disappointed that you voted for Barack Obama in 2008, you can make up for it this year. I thought he did an excellent job and did what he needed to do.

Now the Democrats get their turn in Charlotte, NC next week. And then it is on!

Quick Takes on Convention, Day 2

McCain was great, we dearly respect him.

Can’t wait to see John Thune run for office in 2016 or 2020

Former SOS Condi Rice…wow. Biggest applause in possibly both nights so far. Dr. Rice has a future in politics, even though she won’t admit it. Coming out party, indeed. I got goosebumps from her speech.

  • “We stand for free peoples and free markets. We will stand and support them.”
  • “Our armed forces are the sure shield and foundation of liberty.”
  • “We can not be reluctant to lead, and you can not lead from behind.”
  • “The desire to live in freedom is indeed universal.”
  • “Peace really does come through strength.”
  • “We are abandoning the practice of free trade and it will come back to haunt us.”
  • “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will rebuild the foundation of our strength – the economy.”
  • “When a nation loses control of its finances, it eventually loses control of its destiny. This is not the America that has inspired people to follow our lead.”
  • “The essence of America…is not nationality or ethnicity or religion. It is an idea. And what an idea it is! That you can come from humble circumstances and you can do great things. It does not matter where you came from, but where you are going.”
  • “We have never been jealous of each other, and never been envious of each others successes.”
  • “Greatness is built on mobilizing human potential and ambition. We have always done that better than any country in the world. People come here because they believe our creed of opportunity.”
  • “We must continue to welcome the world’s most ambitious people to be a part of us.”
  • “You may not be able to control your circumstances but you can control your response to your circumstances.”
  • “Self-esteem comes from achievement, not from lax standards and false praise.”
  • “Think of when America made the impossible seem inevitable.”

NM Governor Susana Martinez, “todos es posible!” Funny, personable, and did amazing for the biggest stage of her life so far.

  • “Success is not built on resentment and fear.”
  • “My boss fired me. So I took him on. And beat him by a landslide.”
  • “I’ll be damned…we’re Republicans!”
  • “We don’t always see eye to eye, but we came together in a bipartisan manner and turned that deficit into a surplus. And we did it without raising taxes.”
  • “If he can take credit for government building small businesses, he can take responsibility for government adding $5 trillion to the federal debt. Because he did build that.”
  • “We each pave a path, and for me, it’s about paving a path for those little girls to follow. They need to know: no more barriers.”
  • “It’s success and success is the American dream. And that success is not something to be ashamed of or demonize.”

VP Nominee Paul Ryan. CHILLS ALREADY. The smartest man in the GOP. “Hello Wisconsin!” A lot more subdued than “pitbull and a hockey mom.”

  • “I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunities for the young and security for the old.”
  • “After four year of a run-around, America needs a turnaround.”
  • “They’ve run out of ideas. Their moment came and went. Fear and division is all they’ve got left.”
  • “With all their attack ads, the President is just throwing away money. And he’s pretty experienced at that.”
  • “Let’s get this done and that is exactly what we are going to do.”
  • “When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of that…”
  • “Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?”
  • “That money wasn’t just spent and wasted. It was BORROWED, spent, and wasted.”
  • “The greatest threat to Medicare is Obamacare and we’re gonna stop it.”
  • “Our opponents can consider them on notice: in this election, on this issue, the usual posturing on the Left isn’t going to work. Mitt Romney and I know the difference between raiding and protecting. Our nation needs this debate. We want this debate. We will win this debate.”
  • “What is missing is leadership in the White House!”
  • “The man assumed office four years ago. Isn’t it time he assumes responsibility?”
  • “One President, one term, five trillion new debt.”
  • “They have no answer to this simple reality: We need to stop spending money we don’t have.”
  • “We will put government back on the side of the people who built jobs and the people who need jobs.”
  • “Yes, you did build that!”
  • “We will act in the conviction that the United States is still the greatest force for peace that this world has ever known!”
  • “President Obama is the kind of politician who puts promises on the record and then pulls the record.”
  • “College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters!”
  • “Obama offers a country where everything free…BUT US!”
  • “By the way, being successful in business, that’s a good thing!”
  • “Mitt and I also go to different churches.  But in any church, the best kind of preaching is done by example.”
  • “Our rights come from nature and God and not government!”
  • “We will not seek to replace our founding principles, we will seek to reapply them!”

Day 2 was not quite was it was in 08 with Sarah Palin’s VP speech (the gold standard of VP speeches in my opinion), but damn if Condoleezza Rice, after two days, isn’t in the lead with best speech of the convention.

**Tweet of the Night: ShirleyQLiquors: well.. ok.. but… at the debate, Joe Bidern can still get up and holler “THEY GONE PUT YALL BACK IN CHAINS”

 

Speeches:

Condi Rice

Susana Martinez

Rand Paul

John Thune

John McCain

Luis Fortuño

PS, Holy Pam Bondi boobs

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