Walker, Wisconsin Guvnor

Posted: July 13, 2015 in 2016 election
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I watched Governor Walker’s candidacy speech this evening.  His crowd was certainly enthusiastic. Me, not so much.

We’ll see how the first debate goes.

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And They’re OFF!

Posted: July 13, 2015 in politics
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The Presidential horse race is well under way.  The Republican field is very crowded, with Donald Trump a very dark horse having more appeal than the powers that be anticipated.

The Democratic field is well, boring.  Will this primary campaign be a perfunctory race ending in a pre-coronation for Hillary Clinton?  Can Sanders really muster any support outside the liberal northeast to challenger her?  Who else is running?  zzzzzzzz.

It’s anyone’s guess at this time.

It will be interesting to watch.  As in every recent Presidential bid, this one is thought to be pivotal to determine the country’s direction for potentially generations.  The stakes are high.  Sadly, on both sides the field is honestly, not that inspiring.

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Romney gathers power in the "Quickening" as Santorum suspends his campaign.

Now that Santorum has suspended his campaign Romney’s nomination is a lock.  Gingrich continues to delude himself, but when $500 checks from the campaign coffers bounce, you know the show is on life support.

I have many friends who hold out support for  Ron Paul.  Well, our society’s “kingmakers” have ignored him from the beginning.   As popular as Paul is that popularity is not enough to get him anywhere near a candidacy let alone the presidency.   I don’t know what role Paul could assume to push forward his truly constitutionally based policies.  How a man like Obama can ascend to the presidency while Paul is ignored demonstrates the bias and corruption within the two party old guard system.

Let’s remember that as powerful as the President is, we have a Supreme Court to consider and two houses of elected legislators  Just as the progressive/liberals have pushed their agenda incrementally for nearly a century, we must be prepared to do the same.

A second Obama term would lose the Supreme Court for a generation.   Surely in a second term he’ll appoint two justices.   Those appointments are for life.  This must not be allowed.

We must also continue to place Tea Party candidates into both the Senate and House of Representatives.  Place more elected representatives like Ron Paul.  This will be  a protracted tug of war.  The left NEVER gives up.  We must not either.

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She’s charming and nice looking but she leaves me dissatisfied.

I saw part of Governor Palin’s interview with Matt Lauer on his morning program last week.  I can’t get over how unimpressed I was.  She did ok, but I never really sense any depth of understanding or perception in her comment.  Yes, she held her own against an interviewer who was obviously no fan or hers, but really, I think we need more than that from anyone who aspires to national leadership.

I for one am glad she is not in the race or even being considered for the VP post.  Maybe a few more years will season her into someone of depth.  We’ll see.

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Sarah Palin, announcing her resignation as Gov...

An exciting choice, but not enough to seal the deal with the American electorate.

No doubt there is already a considerable amount of backroom squabbling concerning the who will carry the “lesser half” of the Republican ticket.

Recently Rubio, Florida’s junior Senator and Barber, the Governor of South Carolina have been mentioned.  It’s not too early for speculation, but speculation is all there is.

There is a lesson to learn about the VP pick that we can take from the last election cycle.  It matters, but not as much as some would like to hope.

When McCain picked Governor Palin from OBSCURITY to be his running mate there was a lot of high emotion!  Her conservative Bona Fides were hoped to be enough to bolster McCains lack of the same.

THEY WEREN”T.  The best part of Palin’s presences was the absolute fits she gave the official left and the left leaning press.  It WAS FUN watching them fall all over themselves to drag her down.  As strong as she was, McCain was just not enough.

So, the VP nominee is not really important.  Look, Clinton got elected with Gore and Bush 1 got elected with Dan Quayle.

Ideology aside, the most important aspect of our nominee will not be his running mate, but his willingness to ENGAGE THE ENEMY in a NO HOLDS BARRED contest for the most powerful office in the history of human kind.  Romney has demonstrated a willingness to destroy opponents on “his own team.”  If he’s our nominee, I believe he’ll be able to level the same intensity at the real enemy, Obama and his radical leftist agenda.

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Anybody who believes that the continued pursuit of the nomination by Santorum and even Gingrich will somehow hurt the Republicans chances in the Presidential election is really just well,  WRONG.

Whoever our nominee is will be running against BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA.  Despite any hard feelings that may be generated by the primary process, there is no one who opposes Obama that will vote for him because of the nastiness in the primaries.

The only thing that will matter is that our candidate must be unrelenting and merciless in his “attack” on the President.  I hope that Romney or whomever can unflinchingly “beat up on” Obama.  McCain didn’t have the stomach for it.  We need someone who does.

In the past, political power was transferred by murder or war or violence of some sort.  These days, at least here in America we really just talk really, really awfully to our opponents.  It IS ugly, but it’s much better than blood in the streets!

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Concert hall of the "Supremes!"

Many of us are still scratching our heads over Obama‘s remarks to/about the role of the Supreme Court this past Monday.  There have been in our past Presidents who have had contention with the “Justice’s Nine,” however, I don’t think it’s EVER been in question that a primary role of the Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of  legislation.

In fact, the President’s assertion is so ridiculous that one could similarly argue that he has no right to veto legislation passed by a strong congressional majority.

Many have suggested this is Obama’s Chicago thug political style coming through.  Well, I didn’t notice any words or tones that sounded threatening.  In fact, I thought he sounded desperate.

As for me, I have no concerns about the black-robed ones being unduly influenced by ANYONE.  I’m quite sure that each Justice has already made up his or her mind.  A vote has been taken.  There will be some deliberations, but I doubt any of them will change their minds.  They didn’t get to their appointment by being wishy-washy.  At least I wouldn’t think so.

In June we’ll know the verdict.  I doubt there is anyone more anxious about the ruling than the President himself.

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I didn’t care for Romney when he ran in the last presidential Republican primary and I don’t really care for him now.  He’s so bland.

Well, maybe that’s not so bad.  The left has tried to make much of his cold capitalist ways and his lack of hipness.  They waste their time and squander what little political capital they’ve been able to muster.  The truth is that whatever Romney lacks in eliciting excitement, their guy, Mr. O elicits monumental disdain.  No matter how they try to spin his record, Obama’s only real agenda has been to “make the rich pay their fair share.”

He has made no progress creating jobs, his energy policy has produced neither safer or greener energy in any meaningful quantity while his administration has worked diligently to hamstring all the current energy production.  He seems to think there is no consequence to piling on debt at a pace no past president could have even conceived

They try to pose him as a moderate, but no one with eyes to see is fooled.

Romney may be “cold,”  but he’s mature.  He is NOT an ideologue.  He is pragmatic and knows how it is that the real world works.

I think Romney’s strength may prove to be in the better management of our trade and diplomatic relations.  I don’t see him rushing into any armed conflict, but I’ll bet when it comes to treaties with our trading partners, he’ll write deals much more favorable to America than any recent President.  I think that’s his nature.  I could be overly optimistic, but our county’s founders had great faith in the “diplomacy” of trade.  It just may be that we could see a better economy for ourselves, more respect on the world stage with a trade policy run by a capitalist.

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Cicero, at around age 60

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“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” Cicero ~55 BC

For more on Cicero, check out the wikipedia.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicero.

It is important to realize that the challenges we face are not new except maybe in their scope.  Our founding fathers were very familiar with the failures of government through out history.  They designed our Constitution to guard against these failures.  It’s time to return to that constitutions basic principles of a LIMITED government.

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National emblem of the People's Republic of China

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The article above doesn’t give a complete picture of China.  It is, however, a salient one.

There are MANY who would lead us to believe that China is an emerging power; an emerging SUPER power.

In 2009 the population of China was pegged at 1,331,460,000!    That is almost four times the population of the U.S.  It’s ludicrous that they are NOT a power already.

Why is China soooooo backward?  Why do so many of it’s people live in squalor?  Why after what 5000 or so years of “civilization” are they playing catch up?  They have had a HUGE head start.

Well in my not so humble opinion for the vast majority of Chinese history, the Chinese people were chattel.  Not much has changed.   Their system is oppressive. and has been for a REALLY LONG TIME.  As such, China is a threat.  It’s a society that does NOT share our values.  It is a government that regards its people as tools.

What do their leaders think of us?  How do they regard our society?  Well, if they see their own people as tools, I can’t imagine they think very highly of us.   Given their trade practices, of which I have some personal experience, they don’t respect us.

I think it’s time our relations with China reflect the reality that they are NOT our friends.   Maybe enemy is not the right word either.   Maybe it is.

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