Archive for February, 2009

Yes, The Delivery Could Have Been Better, But…

By Caomhin

I didn’t get a chance to see Gov. Bobby Jindal’s speech last night, but I was definitely excited about Gov. Jindal having the opportunity to speak to the American people.  At Marissa’s urging I went online and watched the speech.  Yes, the delivery for this particular speech was not great.  I thought overall it was solid though.  The substance was outstanding.  Gov. Jindal conveyed a great message in a very articulate, logical fashion.  No games, no flair, no non-sense.  In contrast, yes, Obama, is a very energetic and flamboyant speaker, but that’s OK.

Stylistically, I’ve seen Gov. Jindal on his game many times, and he is an excellent speaker, a man dedicated to the people of Louisiana and to our nation as a whole.  He’s one of those rare individuals who sweats the details and does so with great pride, protecting the citizens of his state.  That can not be understated nor should it be underappreciated.

Now, regardless of how he did last night, you know the hard left was going to denigrate him no matter what.  They were also going to praise Obama no matter what he did, evidenced by the fact that reviews about his speech were out literally hours before he actually gave the speech.  Left wingers have been playing for blood for quite some time and they will trash and demonize anyone whom they perceive to be a threat.  It’s business and personal with them.  I think the treatment of Gov. Palin is ample evidence of that.

I also got a chance to watch a clip of his appearance on the Today show from early Yesterday.

Good stuff.  I thought he did much better on the Today show.  He’s great away from the teleprompter; he’s better when he’s speaking from the heart and not the page, something that can’t be said about Obama.  Marissa has made that point about Obama for a long, long, time.

Gov. Jindal is correct with his arguments and assessments.  His logic is extremely solid.  What he lacked in flair he made up for in substance.  He meticulously scoured through the stimulus bill, rejecting the parts which would be harmful to citizens of Louisiana and encroached upon the rights of the state.  So if nothing else, we know at least one person who actually took the time to read the bill, analyze it, and understand it.  That’s more than anyone in Washington did.  That’s real leadership.  That’s responsibility.  That’s the kind of thing we need in this nation.

Another Day, Another Trillion Dollars

By Caomhin

$1.044 Trillion to be little more exact, not that the extra $44 Billion should be ignored, but sufficed to say that the numbers are always growing, and always under-reported from our friends in the media.  First up, another $410 Billion spending bill (on top of the stimulus, mind you) stuffed with literally, “thousands” of earmarks, something already getting staunch support from known pork-lover Harry Reid.  Defending the indefensible and irresponsible is becoming all too common among our so called Congressional “leaders”, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.  Shortly after taking a massive loan from future generations of Americans with such vital programs as buying greener golf carts, they’re back at it again.

Remember when we kept telling people over and over again how a Democratic controlled House, Senate, and Presidency would make the deficits of the Bush years seem like chump change?  Recall, also, how we stated that they would just spend wildly and blatantly ram earmarks down the American’s people throats in violation of the trust of the American people?  Yea, we said many of things along these lines and were blasted by liberals who simply scream and wail anytime they are questioned.  Yea, well, proof is in the pudding.  Anyone still think they’re not going to get their taxes raised sometime in the not too distant future?  Remember, wealthy to liberals is defined simply as “employed.”

So that brings me to the second of today’s announcements of the coming heroin-addict like spend fest (yes, we’re far beyond Sen.. John McCain’s comparisons of Congress spending money like a drunken sailor, very far beyond that).  Obama is looking for a “down payment” (yea, down payment, not total funding, mind you) of $634 Billion for his health care program.  Still think we’re not heading for socialized medicine?  Anyone?  They keep saying no, but recall that there were provisions in the stimulus bill that gave the Federal Government more control of your personal health care now coupled with a massive spending request and this is just “getting started”.  After all, that’s what a down payment is, right?  After all, if it was one and done (which would still be yet another staggering debt being tacked onto the backs of Americans) it would be called a “purchase.”

For those keeping track at home, and I know I certainly am, we’re now at over $4 Trillion dollars spent by Congress and Obama in less than 5 weeks on the job.  Over $1 Trillion here, $2 Trillion for the coming TARP 2.0 (not technically spent yet, but they’re planning for it’;  anyone want to bet on it’s passage?), and over $1 trillion dollars for Porkfest 2009 when interest charges are calculated.  Still, they keep blaming President Bush for this, but guess what?  He’s not in office anymore.  He’s not the one authorizing this spending and signing off on it.  The national debt has skyrocketed since Obama and the 111th Congress took their respective oaths…and it WILL get worse.

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Tit for Tat

By: Riss

This quick entry is for fun because I can’t even bare the thought of going down the road on Obama’s Congressional Address last night or Jindal’s embarrassing delivery of a wonderful GOP message.  Next time Governor Jindal, please try not to sound so much like Ben Stein. You are the hope of many young Republicans and we love you!

Anyway, not that we didn’t already know it, but Joe Biden is a complete moron.  I wonder if our Almighty President bangs his head off a wall every time Biden speaks?  I know that I would…

I felt compelled to post this because of how mad I was when everyone said that John McCain was out of touch…tit for tat.  I can sleep better now.

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We love China

By Riss

It’s insanely clear that Hillary loves her some fried wontons. Oh I declare…

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“We have to incur more debt.  It would not be in China’s interest if we were unable to get our economy moving,” Clinton said.  Really Hillary?  It would be in our best interest to not be so tangled up with China if you really sat on the giant rear and thought about it for a hot minute…

Clinton also stated that “The US needs the investment in Treasury to shore up its economy to continue to buy Chinese products.”  UGH, so gross.

“I certainly do think that the Chinese government and central bank are making a smart decision by continuing to invest in treasury bonds,” she said during an interview with the show “One on One.” “It’s a safe investment. The United States has a well-deserved financial reputation.”  Haha, not so much Hillary! Right now the US looks like a bunch of freaks in a circus act to the rest of the world. I love that Hillary thinks that China owes us something, they don’t!  We owe them!  Maybe we can give Hillary up as a down payment?  Obama can throw Hilldawg under the bus and say, when we pay you back you can give her back.  What a smile that would bring to my face!  The sad thing is even China wouldn’t want her.  Clearly, all the drama our Messiah has brought to the table has made me lose my mind! AH!

Is anyone else as concerned as I am that we are in some serious debt with China?  We owe China so much money my head wants to roll off my neck.  China is the largest US Treasury holder with over $695 billion worth of securities in December. Creepy? YOU BET IT IS!  China is so invested in OUR country that even if they wanted to bail out on us, they can’t because they would take such a giant loss and their country would fail.  Fail even more then our already debt destroyed country.  Recently Luo Ping (head of China’s Banking Commission) said “the dollar is going to depreciate so, we hate you guys, but there is nothing much we can do.”

Great, I feel so much more relaxed that China hates us…not that we didn’t know they hate us, but our economic crisis is really inflating the hate.  It’s obviously clear that we need China more then they need us, so what happens when China gets fed up? Just a friendly reminder, China is a communist country which depending on how you look at it isn’t too far off from our almost Socialist country, so  maybe they will give us a free pass.  Maybe Obama and Hillary will be able to save us from the scorn China.  I guess this is where the Obama supporters come into play, they have so much HOPE that maybe it will be enough to make even China believe in the Messiah.

Doubtful…it will be interesting to watch this play out…my insides are burning.

On a side note, I find it to be insanely hilarious that Hillary went on a tour of Asia and Obama’s big international trip was to Canada. Generally it’s a president’s first trip, but I thought he was going to be the new cool President? Obama probably got some tips on socialism and on how the US and Canada can sing kum-bi-ya on global warming. That’s some change we can believe in. Just saying…

Kudos to Michelle Bachmann

The GOP Representative from Minnesota penned an entry in The Hill’s Congress Blog which is well worth giving a full read.  Rep. Bachmann, rightfully supported by The Club for Growth during her successful re-election campaign, hits on numerous points while explaining the dangers of the United States keeping the corporate tax rates at such high levels.  Here’s a snippet:

This might come as a surprise to you, but the United States is near the top of the list of industrialized countries with the highest corporate tax rates.

You may be asking yourself “so what,” or “who cares,” but it’s important to recognize that lower corporate tax rates result in attracting more investment capital. A reduction of the federal corporate tax rate would increase firms’ productivity and investment incentives, and ultimately stimulate our nation’s long-term competitiveness by enhancing economic freedom.  The end result would be a boon to your family budget.

It’s a quick read and very much worth your time. 

Michael Steele is On Point

by Caomhin

There’s a nice article in the Washington Times today about Michael Steele’s efforts to help rebuild and re-brand the GOP.  Described as a hip-hop makeover, Steele is going to do something that has been needed to be done for quite a long time and is sorely overdue:  start voicing the message of personal freedom and limited government as loudly as possible to younger people, the inner-cities, and minority groups.  I’m an avid listener of underground hip-hop and it comprises about 95% of my music catalog, but hip-hop isn’t just music, it’s a lifestyle and a culture as well.

I’ve long since wondered why there was never a true effort to spread our effort through an organized means to the people of my generation.  It’s mind boggling really.  I’m glad that Chairman Steele will not make the same mistake and simply ignore our demographic.  I’ve had many a conversation and numerous debates with my friends who are die hard Democrats but have never truly given a reason as to why other than to provide a false argument of, “Republicans are only for the rich.”  We know that’s simply not true, but there has, for whatever reason, been no coordinated effort on behalf of the party to reach out to other groups while providing our approaches and ideas rather than simply pointing out the fatal flaws in the Democrats’ arguments.

I think it’s pretty apparent that we’re far behind on utilizing the Internet on the Party level in order to spread our message.  The Right Wing Blogosphere has done a great job in this effort, especially in demonstrating that Republicans come from a wide array of lifestyles having a great sense of humor and a passion and dedication to many issues.  In some ways, I think the Republican Party would best be served to at least maintain libertarian traditions of great leaders like Ronald Reagan, Calvin Coolidge, and others.  We are not the party who should be ostracizing people for not towing the Party lines at all times, but at the core of our principles must be the dedication to limited government and lower taxes.  These are the corner stones of individual freedom and we must never forget that.  The plans and the paths that we forge going forward must always keep those principles in mind and we must remain totally dedicated toward these efforts.  Should we stick to these convictions and bring our message to the areas that have wrongfully been neglected in the past, we will rebuild our party stronger than ever with a new fueled passion that will resonate throughout the nation and swell our ranks.