Showing posts with label election. Show all posts
Showing posts with label election. Show all posts

Monday, November 05, 2012

"Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?...This Country Doesn’t Have To Be In The Shape That It Is In"

The following video is from the 1980 Presidential Debate, held one week before Jimmy Carter was defeated by Ronald Reagan, in what was one of the most important elections of the 20th Century. Some who are voting tomorrow weren't alive to hear these words. I was 11 years old and remember sitting up to watch this debate. This closing statement was what cemented Carter's defeat.

Keep these words in mind as you vote tomorrow. They are just as, or even more important tomorrow as they were when they were said 32 years ago.



Next Tuesday is Election Day. Next Tuesday all of you will go to the polls, will stand there in the polling place and make a decision. I think when you make that decision, it might be well if you would ask yourself, are you better off than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that our security is as safe, that we’re as strong as we were four years ago? And if you answer all of those questions yes, why then, I think your choice is very obvious as to whom you will vote for. If you don’t agree, if you don’t think that this course that we’ve been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then I could suggest another choice that you have.
This country doesn’t have to be in the shape that it is in. We do not have to go on sharing in scarcity with the country getting worse off, with unemployment growing. We talk about the unemployment lines. If all of the unemployed today were in a single line allowing two feet for each of them, that line would reach from New York City to Los Angeles, California. All of this can be cured and all of it can be solved. I have not had the experience the President has had in holding that office, but I think in being Governor of California, the most populous state in the Union – if it were a nation, it would be the seventh-ranking economic power in the world – I, too, had some lonely moments and decisions to make.
I know that the economic program that I have proposed for this nation in the next few years can resolve many of the problems that trouble us today. I know because we did it there. We cut the cost – the increased cost of government – in half over the eight years. We returned $5.7 billion in tax rebates, credits and cuts to our people. We, as I have said earlier, fell below the national average in inflation when we did that. And I know that we did give back authority and autonomy to the people.
I would like to have a crusade today, and I would like to lead that crusade with your help. And it would be one to take Government off the backs of the great people of this country, and turn you loose again to do those things that I know you can do so well, because you did them and made this country great. Thank you.

Tomorrow's election isn't about just two men, two parties, or about you and I. It is about the future of this nation. Are we willing to stand up for the principles we were founded upon?  Are we still willing to be that "Shining City Upon a Hill" as a beacon of freedom to the rest of the world?  Are we still willing to believe that it is free people, who choose their own destiny, can accomplish anything and build their own dreams and destinies?

I know the "Are You Better Off" argument is a good one, and another reason why the above video clip is important, but I wanted to stress that one line, because it is the crux of where we are at today.

This country doesn’t have to be in the shape that it is in. We do not have to go on sharing in scarcity with the country getting worse off.....

Why? Because too many people, especially media pundits, are trying to make you and I believe that the last four years and all that has followed in Obama's rule (high unemployment, underemployment, less take home pay, higher gas prices, higher health insurance cost, higher debt, less freedom, less opportunity, et al) is the "new normal"....and that we must get used to it.

Along with that comes a nation that has become more polarized by race, gender, sexual orientation, political beliefs, religion...a far cry from what the Great Healer Obama promised in 2008 when he talked of "healing the political divide". Those lofty words have given way four years later to the real Obama...an angry soft despot who talks to his followers about voting out of "revenge." How his political advisor, the mean-faced Valerie Jarret, vows "payback" to political opponents and to allies like Israel, whom they blow off while making secret negotiations with a terrorist, rogue nation like Iran.

Is this the "transformed" America you want to live in? Where we have to do with less opportunity, less freedom, and "share in scarcity," but also where those who disagree with the current regime are seen as bigger enemies than Islamic terrorists attacked this nation on the same day 11 years apart, and who would like to wipe out the State of Israel.

That's not the America I want to live in, nor do I want to see passed down to the next generation.

Tomorrow is the day when we can change the course where we have been on. Obama must be defeated, but voting Third Party or staying home apathetic will only keep Obama's Reign of Thuggery intact for four more years. If you are still undecided, but love this nation and worried about the road we've been on, I ask you to join me in voting for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. It is the only way to defeat Obama and put America back on course. To do that, also, don't forget that we need to elect conservatives to the Senate as well, and end the obstructionism of "Dingy" Harry Reid.  That, as well as staying engaged and fighting for commonsense conservatism while they are in office, will ensure that we can fundamentally return America to it's founding principles.

This isn't just any election. It is one I regard as a national emergency.  As Mark Levin would say, it's a battle of Liberty vs. Tyranny.

Our future and that of the next generation, depends on what we do tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

As Predicted, Obama Won't Moderate After Last Night's Bloodbath

I wrote the following on February 7th of this year, after Scott Brown's win of Massachusetts' Senate seat, and the governorships of Virginia and liberal New Jersey went to Republicans.
They haven't yeard you or I. I repeat. This form of insanity by the Democrats and this Administration will make 1994 seem tame in comparison to the bloodbath which will occur at the ballot box in November.

And Obama? He is fulfilling my predictions that he will be a one-term President (and a bad one at that), because he's showing that he cannot moderate from his far-Left ideology...unlike Slick Willie did after 1994.
Obama held a conference call with MoveOn.org today and shows no sign of letting up (video found at TheBlaze).


Obama is proving true to form, a far-Left ideologue for whom the word "moderate" has never been in his vocabulary. Barring a major screw up by Republicans in 2012, he is a one-termer who will make Jimmy Carter look like a great President (and I never thought that was possible).

Monday, November 01, 2010

Wherever You Are (ESPECIALLY In Northern Virginia) Your Vote Is Needed!

Because the polls (which are looking good) cannot be taken for granted.

Because it could make the difference between a close race (where ever you are) or a blowout.

It's our day to put an end to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid's "Contract On America." It's time we held up our collective hands to Barack Hussein Obama and said "Stop Right Here! You've gone far enough!"

Especially in Northern Virginia - getting out the vote could make a difference between new leadership or the same old rubberstamping of the Obama agenda.

The anti-military, anti-Semite bully named Jim Moron Moran needs to be defeated. According to a Move America Forward PAC e-mail received tonight, it is that close. Patrick Murray's campaign numbers suggest Moran has high negatives. He told me last Thursday it's going to be close. He's a good man and will be a good Representative for the Eighth District. Patrick Murray will stand up for less government and especially for our military, while Jim Moran will try to bring al-Queda terrorists to Northern Virginia.

If you're in the Eleventh District of Virginia, it's time to retire "Jihad" Gerry Connolly and elect Keith Fimian. An e-mail from the Fimian campaign says it's a toss up. Connolly has received money from Nancy Pelosi and the DCCC which he has used to run a smear campaign against Fimian, scaring women about abortion and accusing Fimian of an arrest back in the 1970s. Connolly won't tell you how he got off scot free after he was involved in a hit and run accident. Neither will "Jihad Gerry" tell you about the "thousands of dollars (he received) in donations from several Virginia Islamists under federal investigation for financing terrorism."

If you're in my district (Number 10), we need to keep Frank Wolf around. Don't be fooled by Jeff Barnett's phony baloney mailers and how he's trying to act conservative. He'd just be another Obama rubber stamp.

If you're in California: go out and get rid of Barbara Boxer! In Nevada? Go out and get rid of "Dingy" Harry Reid!

For motivation, I'm reattaching (as done the day Scott Brown defeated Martha Coakley) the pre-game speech by Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) from the movie "Miracle on Ice."

If you need still more motivation, how about words of inspiration from El Rushbo:
Ladies and gentlemen, annoy the "corrupt bastards" on the left and in the media tomorrow. Our offensive starts at dawn.
Now, let's go!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Republican's 2010 "Pledge to America" Draft

Scribd link found at Gateway Pundit.

GOP Pledge to America


What I've seen looks good, but the important thing is this must be translated into action. And don't let "That One" claim credit for your success either.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

As Predicted, Lapdog Media Spin Begins: Last Night's Dem Losses Not A Reflection Of Obama

As predicted yesterday, the White House Lapdog Media (in this case CNN) is pretending that last night's results are not a reflection on Barack Hussein Obama's Presidency.

Victories in New Jersey and Virginia Tuesday provided a major shot in the arm for the Republican Party heading into the 2010 elections, but the Democratic losses of these two governorships should not be interpreted as a significant blow to President Obama.

While the economy and jobs were the chief concern for voters in both states, 26 percent of New Jersey residents said property taxes was also a major issue, while another 20 percent mentioned corruption, according to CNN exit polling. In a similar CNN survey taken in Virginia, health care was the most important issue for 24 percent of the voters, while 15 percent named taxes and transportation was mentioned by 7 percent.


High taxes, socialized medicine and job losses. All a reflection of the failed Obama Presidency.

That contrasts with what the New York Times said in 2005 (h/t Don Surber):
It's always dangerous to read national sentiments in local election results, especially when the balloting is as scattered and sparse as it was yesterday. But a few things seem obvious. Negative campaigning lost its punch. And George Bush's political capital turned into a deficit.

The election of Jon Corzine as governor of New Jersey was no surprise, but the size of his victory was impressive, considering the battering Mr. Corzine had taken in a campaign that by the end seemed to revolve around the senator's failed marriage. Either the New Jersey electorate, which has been through way more than its share of sexual drama in recent years, is simply numb, or it was turned off by the negativity of the campaign. And in Virginia, the Republican, Jerry Kilgore, failed to gain traction with ads in which the father of a murder victim claimed that the Democrat, Timothy Kaine, would have opposed the death penalty for Hitler.

President Bush made a much-publicized last-minute campaign stop in Virginia to stump for Mr. Kilgore, but the effort backfired, or at least failed to make a dent. Everyone from political consultants to leaders of nations in the remote corners of Asia and Africa will be reading bad omens for the Republicans in what happened after Mr. Bush left.

The percentage of victory in 2005 for liberal Democrats in New Jersey was 10 points, and 5 points in Virginia. Last night, the margin in New Jersey for the GOP was four percent (not as close as some predicted), in a traditional Democrat state Obama won easily last year. In Virginia, which Obama won last year, the Republican margin of victory was 18 points over the Democrat Creigh "Dirty" Deeds.

That's a pretty significant rebuke to the White House, but the media only notices when the incumbent President is a Republican.

Unfortunately, while Doug Hoffman lost by a close margin, that race should be a warning to the National GOP. "Refrigerator Hips" Dede Scozzafava had more in common with Nancy Pelosi than the winning conservative message of the Republicans last night. When she was forced out, she endorsed the liberal Democrat candidate the next day.

The lesson: lie down with RINOs, you get screwed.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

McDonnell & GOP Sweep Virginia, Christie Declaired Winner in New Jersey By Assoc. Press

BUMPED TO TOP! AP declares Chris Christie winner in New Jersey! 10:14 PM

Virginia's polls closed 24 minutes ago and the waiting begins. Jim Gerhaghty at NRO projects a Republican sweep.

Polls close in New Jersey at 8 p.m. There's already suspicion of voter fraud. Pat Cadell, a(n honest) Democrat strategist, is accusing Democrats of voter fraud (Gateway Pundit).



Stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE: Fox News reports at 14 percent of the vote, McDonnell leads 65 to 35 percent. Can't make a call yet. Yahoo News reports the same. Jim Geraghty at NRO reported earlier that SSEIU thugs are out in the streets of Newark.

UPDATE: 8 p.m. Fox News projects McDonnell wins! Yeeehaahh!!!!!!!! Cuccinelli and Bolling lead by huge margins as well.

NRO says there's good news for Christie in New Jersey, he won over independents 58 to 33 percent over Corzine. He also writes a that reader who is "plugged in" with a NJ Dem predicts Christie will win by one percent.

10:14 p.m. EDT AP Declares Chris Christe the winner in New Jersey, defeating lib incumbent Gov. John Corzine.

Republican Chris Christie has defeated Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey.

With 71 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Christie had 50 percent of the vote to Corzine's 44 percent.

Christie, a 47-year-old former federal prosecutor, became the first member of his party in a dozen years to win a statewide contest in heavily Democratic New Jersey.

The Republican victory deals a blow to President Barack Obama as he readies for next year's midterm elections. Obama campaigned heavily for Corzine.


Reports of the death of conservatism have been exaggerated and are not true!!!!!!

UK Times On McDonnell & GOP Sweep Of VA: A "Poll Blow" To Obama

The Lapdog Media in America will deny it, but our friends across the Pond in England see what happened so far tonight as a blow to Obama (UK Times via FreeRepublic).

Republican Bob McDonnell easily won the Virginia governor’s race last night just a year after the state went overwhelmingly for President Obama and the Democrats.

...The Virginia race and the contest for governor of New Jersey are viewed as the first referendum on Mr Obama and the Democratic Congress before the 2010 mid-term elections.

Mr Obama’s political influence was on the line in two state gubernatorial elections that could serve as warning signs for Democrats about America’s mood heading into the 2010 congressional elections.

Interviews with voters leaving polling stations in Virginia showed that independents broke heavily for the Republican contestant.


...Mr Obama campaigned in person for both Mr Deeds and John Corzine, the Democratic candidate for governor in New Jersey, and was featured in their advertisements. He characterised the two as necessary allies in the White House’s effort to advance his plans. He also deployed his political campaign arm, Organising for America, to try to ensure the swarms of party loyalists and new voters he attracted in 2008 would turn out.

He also sought to ensure the Democrats would pick up a vacant upstate New York congressional seat long held by Republicans. In that race, Democrat Bill Owens faced conservative Doug Hoffman.

Defeats in last night’s elections could make it harder for Mr Obama to persuade moderate Democrats from conservative areas to get on board. They have been hearing from voters worried about his expansion of government at a time of rising deficits.

They could point to future problems for Democrats, particularly in moderate districts and in swing states like Ohio, Colorado and Nevada. In 2010, most governors, a third of the Senate and all members of the House of Representatives will be on ballots.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

NJ Gov. Corzine's Campaign Staffer Arrested For Drug Possession In A School Zone

(Thanks Bookworm for the link!)

Virginia isn't the only state where there's an important election, and I wonder if this arrest of a campaign staffer to Gov. Jon Corzine might be a game changer (New York Post).

An official with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's re-election campaign was arrested last night after cops found found ecstasy tablets wrapped and ready to be sold in his car, police said.

Jason Shih, 25, was pulled over by East Rutherford cops at about 11:30 p.m. last night because he was talking on his cell phone on Route 17, said Lt. Chris Conforti of the East Rutherford police. Officers wound up finding 19 "blue star" ecstasy tablets in Shih’s car, each wrapped in its own little plastic bag.

Shih -- who was stopped within 100 feet of Becton Regional High School -- also had "several hundred" empty plastic bags in his car, Conforti said.

Shih was identified as a deputy assistant director of Corzine's campaign. He was charged with possession of drugs, possession of drugs in a school zone, intent to distribute drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In addition, he was charged with two motor vehicle violations – driving while using a cell phone and having drugs in his car.


Possession of drugs in a school zone? That's not something to sneeze at. For some reason, WABC in New York has scrubbed the story from their website. Why?

There's already reports of funny business in the New Jersey election. Jim Gerhaghty at Campaign Spot on NRO says Democrats are arguing to allow ballots with mismatching signatures to be counted.

Extra votes, in case they're needed to squeak out a victory? I wonder if the dead have moved to New Jersey to vote as well.