Monday, November 1, 2010

The Circus is in town. Let's choose a ringleader!

My Goodness this political season has been rich! There seems to be a lot of buzz over the candidates this year, and for some strange reason, everybody wants big change! Well wasn't that what we voted for 2 years ago was change? Didn't like what you got? Well I know I didn't. Of course, I have never done that poorly on having the candidates I pulled the lever for winning, so I have ground to stand on to complain that I didn't get what I wanted. My Candidates Lost!

I find it odd how the media is painting this bleak picture for Democrats this election season based on poll numbers. Is this to make it sound better when they do not loose by the margins everybody is talking about? Possibly is this to rally Democrats to vote and save the party? I would have to say a combination of both. Save the seats they can by rallying the base, and lower expectations for Democrats to maintain faith in the party and it's future. So what is the future of the party?

The future of the Democrat brand is a little unclear at the moment. I would have to say it depends on whither Obama values his views or his job in higher regard. If he values his views over keeping the White House, then we'll see him out in 2 more years when he's on the ballot and people have 2 more years to judge him by. If he values his job more than his views, then he'll pull a "Clinton" and move towards or even to the center and in 2 years people will forget the first half of his first term. He will be able to say his plan succeeded at helping the American people when in fact it failed in the background and nobody was the wiser. He'll be able to take credit for the Republican congress's success in correcting the county Just Like Clinton in 1996. The only problem is that in 1993, Clinton's health care bill failed to get through Congress. Obama signed his health care bill after having it ram-roded through congress on questionable procedure. Whither you agree with the bill or not, the procedure alone has a lot of Americans distrusting how government works, and more specifically, Democrats. Not a good image to build the Democrat Brand on.

I'm glad history hasn't repeated itself from the 20's and 30's when the American People bought Roosevelt's spin hook line and sinker. The American People have come a long way in being a much more intelligent people and a more educated electorate. I just hope that history doesn't repeat what happened in 1996 and we get 4 more years of Obama.

Of course, regardless of your opinions when it comes to the candidates, please go out and vote this election season. This system of government doesn't work without it!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sticking to your guns.

This past week we saw Carl Paladino make a statement that caused quite a ruckus in the media. We also saw a Media Frenzy on how "inexperienced" Carl is in the political landscape. All over a statement regarded as "Hate Speech" by the political correct crowd. If this wasn't bad enough we had Carl follow up by back tracking and "Clarifying" his position on almost a flip flop. All to appease a small minority of squeaky wheels that have the majority of Americans convinced they are larger in numbers. I think this is much larger than just the Governorship of New York. It's a teachable moment.

First of all, there was a breakdown in the responsibility of the campaign manager in that the speech was not read carefully in make sure it addressed the issues and tone of the Paladino campaign.

Second there was a breakdown in the responsibility of Carl himself to know where the speech came from, as well as the content of it before he read it with camera's on. The Cuomo campaign is a well oiled machine and it can dig up dirt on it's own. It does not need ammunition handed to it on a silver platter.

Third, there's a reason the Republicans lost in 2006 and 2008. They lost their way on issues. The problem isn't that they were too Conservative and people didn't like it, they were acting too much like liberals and they lost their base. They stopped standing up on the issues and were wavering to win votes. The problem with that is that Liberals squeak until they're greased. They sound like they are in the majority when they clearly are not. How does this apply to Carl Paladino's Gay Comments? Well Carl is pandering to the Gays when they are in a minority. New Yorkers are seeing up close that he's flip-flopping on a statement that he made. This is not what he needs to be showing the People of New York. Carl's withdrawal from that statement lost the endorsement of the Orthodox Jews that he was speaking to when he made the statement. His withdrawal almost lost my endorsement. Unfortunately now my endorsement is based on the fact that he's not Cuomo. Don't get me wrong on this. I have only one issue with Gays. Their desire to marry and make my government recognize it to be equal to my marriage with my wife that is a sanctified bond ordained by God almighty. I think there is one statement that sums up my feelings about Gays. Don't hate the Player, hate the Game.

This election nationwide is favoring Republicans in most races with the large exceptions going to New York. We've been a blue state for years and in my opinion the bluest state in the land. New York is in real bad shape in that this year $.37 of every dollar spent was borrowed. I don't believe there is any better argument for a balanced budget amendment that that. The entitlement mentality in New York is way too high and needs to be stopped. Unfortunately we'll have to wait till the next election cycle to solve it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Election Season is here.

Well fellow conservatives, it's here. The single most important election of our lifetime. For several years now we've been lied to on how bad it is, who's fault it was, and now, how good it is, and how it is going to get better. I know a lot of people out of work that know better.

The misconception that we can attack certain industries as the problem and then go after them is a dangerous mentality and is one of the more dangerous ideas coming out of our state capitals and Washington. I find it odd that anybody thinks that sticking it to the man is going to get us out of this recession. I think that what many people do not realize is that the "Man" is the one that signs the paychecks if he has the money and it makes sense to do so. This misconception that companies exist for the sole benefit of employing people is misguided and dangerous. Companies are in business to make money. If they're not making money, they are going to trim down until they are profitable. We should not increase their burden with unnecessary tax increases and burdens.

The misconception that the rich can afford to be taxed is equally as dangerous. The rich are so because of hard work and dedication to make money, although sometimes this is the hard work of a parent or grand parent, their money was at one point earned. Taxes are levied on the rich based on their income. People who ride inherited fortunes don't "earn" money to be taxed nearly as much as those who are actually working and "earning" their wealth. The "Paris Hilton's" of this world will keep spending their money. The "Steve Wynn's" of this world will lay off staff because they can't afford to keep them employed and still make money. The "Steve Wynn's" of this world will also find ways to cut spending and not waste money on unnecessary things. A concept that our government has clearly lost.

The mentality of this Country has to change. Our founding fathers created government to be "limited". They did not believe that a benevolent government should be in charge of their lives forcing everybody to share the wealth. They believed that people should be free to become prosperous. That's why this election is so critical. The mentality of the Country has slowly become a mentality of a welfare state and we need to take it back. If we don't, then there will be no hope of being the "land of the free" anymore.

I don't mean to tell you what candidates to vote for this fall, but I think my post states very clearly which side of the aisle I'm pulling the lever for. I do ask that you do the research and pick the candidate that you think will get this country back on the correct path. Only then will we be a free people.