Saturday, April 30, 2011

Will The GOP Learn From Trump?

What Republicans should learn from the Trump surge

Washington Examiner - Liberals were presumably cheered by recent Gallup polling reported in USA Today showing that close to two-thirds of the American people did not want to see Donald Trump elected president.

And clearly with the release of President Obama's birth certificate Wednesday, there will be an increasing hue and cry from the Left that Trump is either illegitimate, ill-informed, or unqualified to be president. And he may well be some, if not all, of those things.

But, we live in a time of crisis, and the American people are looking for leadership. And what the underlying message of the Trump campaign has been, irrespective of substance, is that he is a leader, able to provide solutions and answers, at a time when the American people lament the absence of direct and obvious approaches to the nation's problems.

Trump's rise in the Republican primary polls, not withstanding current reports, will not be lost on a Republican field that is desperate to get traction. And what those Republican candidates who ultimately announce and go forward will realize is one fundamental truth:

The only way for them to gain support and visibility is to take the fight directly to the president, both in terms of their own perception of his lack of personal qualifications, as well as their substantial disagreements with White House policy both at home and abroad.

What the Trump candidacy shows is even if he is wrong, and fundamentally wrong on a number of his assertions, his style, his approach and his persona are what the Republicans need if they are to successfully take the fight to an increasingly unpopular president.
--Entire column > >

Blog author's comments - I don't think anyone knows if Trump is serious about running or if he is simply enjoying the limelight.

He is taking flack from the Democrats/liberals, MSM and some members of the GOP, but does not seem to be bothered by any of it. I don't know if "The Donald" would want to take the pay cut for four years if he did somehow become President.

The positive which he is doing is going right at the Obama regime which the Republicans must learn to do if they expect to win in 2012.

If Trump does run, he may not have done himself any favors by dropping the F-bomb during a speech in Vegas two evenings ago. Some may see it as un-presidential.

Whoever emerges with the GOP nomination after the smoke clears will have to go for the jugular of Obama and the Democrats if they expect to win, which I believe is a must win situation in 2012. I do hope the Republicans in Washington feel the same way.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Obama Bumper Stickers

Barack Obama Bumper Stickers Of The Week

Blog author's comments - The last one says it all. Don't be an idiot in 2012!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Congressman Allen West Leaves VP Door Open

Congressman Allen West of Florida was on the Hannity Show this week to discuss the recent Fort Lauderdale Heckling incident at a town hall meeting. It resulted in the arrest of one liberal heckler.

Hannity asked West if he would accept a VP appointment from Donald Trump or from any other Presidential candidate. West responded, "I would consider it possibly if the constituents in CD-22 (Congressional District) sought that as a possibility."

Blog author's comments - Allen West is a conservative and patriot. He defended his country on the battle field and has already shown his leadership abilities as a Congressman.

I cannot hazard a guess as to who the nominee of the GOP will be. Donald Trump is now making waves because he is unafraid of Obama and the media and has nothing to lose. He has not said if he will run for the Republican nomination.

Those whom I would like to see run have already said they will not. At this time we have a very weak group of people who it appears to me do want the nomination.

I repeat what I have said before that whoever wins the nomination should seriously consider Allen West as the VP running mate.

Aside from the amount of debt the Obama administration continues to pile up, one of my biggest fears, if he should win a second term, is that he will probably have the chance to appoint two more liberal Supreme Court Justices.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kirby Said - News Headlines and Columns

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Monday, April 25, 2011

ABC's "This Week" - Obama's Faith

Cokie Roberts: People Call Obama Muslim Because
They Won't Say "I Don't Like Him Cause He's Black"

newsbusters - ABC devoted its entire "This Week" on Easter Sunday to "God and Government," and not surprisingly the question of President Obama's faith prominently entered the discussion.

STEVE ROBERTS: The word Muslim is a code word, and it's a metaphor. It's a metaphor for racism. It's a metaphor for he's different from us, he's not like us, he's got this funny name, which he says all the time. And it is - and he's an alien on some level. But this goes back to our earlier discussion, that there has always been a strain of America that wants to exclude the other. Exclude someone who's different.

COKIE ROBERTS: "The bad part about this is that it's acceptable to say that he's a Muslim because the same people won't say, 'I don't like him cause he's black'"

Blog author's comments - I dislike Obama for many reasons but not because he's black. He is by far the worst president this country has ever had. His policies have been a disaster.

No doubt Obama is pleased with what he has accomplished in just over two years. It could be his goal to take America down.

Unfortunately, the MSM refuses to acknowledge that the real racist may be occupying the White House.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Obama - Plays Blame Game With Fuel Prices

Obama: No 'silver bullet' to bring down gas prices

The Hill - President Obama said Saturday there are no easy answers for lowering gas prices, which are hovering around $4 a gallon, and criticized politicians who push plans to immediately reduce the price of gas.

"You see people trying to grab headlines or score a few points," Obama said in his weekly address. "The truth is, there’s no silver bullet that can bring down gas prices right away."

The president laid out his own plan for controlling prices, focusing on ending price gouging but calling for an end to the $4 billion in federal subsidies for oil and gas firms. "That’s $4 billion of your money going to these companies when they’re making record profits and you’re paying near record prices at the pump. It has to stop," Obama said.

"Instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy sources, we need to invest in tomorrow’s," he added, voicing his opposition to a proposal before Congress that would cut the government's clean energy investments by 70 percent.

Obama also pointed to a Justice Department task force launched Thursday with the sole aim of discovering fraud or manipulation in the oil markets, such as illegal trading or speculators, that may impact prices. - Continue reading > >

Blog author's comments - Does Obama keep track of what he says and the actions his regime takes? The price of gas will come down if we ramp up production of our own domestic supplies.

Unfortunately he has tied up our oil fields with no drill orders. After the BP spill he placed a moratorium on drilling off the Gulf Coast which he later lifted but would not issue permits to drill.

Obama has also placed a moratorium on drilling off the East and West coasts until 2017. He refuses to give up on 'green' technology which has not yet been developed and as a result the price of gasoline will only climb higher.

The Liar-In-Chief is now placing the blame on oil companies. His only priority is to win a second term and he will say and do whatever it takes to hold on to his power.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Congressman Allen West - 'On the Record'

Rep. Allen West interview with Greta Van Susteren

Obama’s "third world dictator-like arrogance" is not helping the country which Allen West said in an interview with Laura Ingraham a day before this interview with Greta Van Susteren. What Allen West said in that interview is what she is referring to during the video.

Blog author's comments - It appeared to me as if Greta Van Susteren thought perhaps Allen West was being too harsh with the words he had for the President. It seemed as if she was trying to put a guilt trip on West. Obama is acting like a third world dictator and West knows what he is talking about. He is a leader and clear concise communicator.

I believe he showed Van Susteren he was not about to back down from his comments while also being polite with her. I am waiting to see which tactics the Obama regime and MSM will use in an attempt to quiet Allen West.

video via: gretawire

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Editorial Cartoons

Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

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Blog author's comments - Michael Ramirez is a two-time winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008, and a three-time Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional Journalism Award winner.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Laura Ingraham Show - Interview With Allen West

Rep. Allen West referring to Obama: "“What you continue
to see is a third world dictator-like arrogance, that’s
what I saw in that speech last week."

Blog author's comments - Once again Allen West is absolutely right. It’s very tough not to like this man. I do believe whoever wins the nomination for the 2012 election should give Allen West very serious consideration as their VP running mate. Too bad we don't have a dozen more like him within the ranks of the Republican Party.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Krauthammer - Trump is the Sharpton of the GOP

Charles Krauthammer: "Donald Trump is the
Al Sharpton of the Republican Party and a Clown"

Monday on Fox news 'Special Report' Krauthammer wrote off Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman as serious possible GOP candidates for 2012 and said that "Donald Trump is the Al Sharpton of the Republican Party, provocateur and clown, unserious. I think he is going to harm the party." (Video)

Blog author's comments - I have always had much respect for Charles Krauthammer's comments and opinions, but for the last year or more he will write and say some things which I totally disagree with.

Krauthammer certainly deserves his opinion, but whatever drawbacks there could be to nominating Trump, he is no clown. How can Charles Krauthammer compare him to Sharpton who in my opinion is nothing more than a career race baiter bordering on criminal? Krauthammer also said he views Haley Barbour as a serious candidate.

That said, I understand why Trump is drawing the attention he is. He’s one of the few people, Sarah Palin included, who is unafraid to take Obama on in public. Many people fear Obama and want to get along with him even when he is pushing us toward a financial collapse.

I won't say that either Palin, Bachmann or Trump is the best person to lead us to a victory over the Obama administration in 2012. None of them have declared that they are running for the nomination. But, if there are a few 'shining stars' within the Republican ranks willing to run, let's get them out there. The country cannot stand another term with Obama at the helm.

As Rush Limbaugh mentioned today: Obama is beatable, Republicans! He's ripe for the taking if you just don't screw it up.

h/t: GWP

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sarah Palin at the Wisconsin Tea Party Rally

Palin Wows Wisconsin Tea Partiers With Blistering Speech

View Sarah Palin speech here.

I have seen some of the videos showing the anti-Tea Party and Palin protesters at the Wisconsin rally and they were predictable.

I can't believe that what the union goons did in Wisconsin over the past month has helped their cause, and hopefully it will come back to hurt the Dems in 2012.

If anything, it showed the voters where many of their tax dollars are going and the disparity between many private sector and public sector workers and those employees who are protected by unions.

Blog author's comments - Sarah Palin: “That’s right. We’re here. We’re clear. Get used to it.”

I like Sarah Palin and thought she gave a good speech. Not many people could withstand the onslaught which has been heaped upon her since 2008. It's unprecedented, and anyone paying attention to the MSM and the liberals and progressives who continue to back Obama should understand what the GOP is against in the fight for a win in 2012.

The non-defense of Palin by the Republican establishment does not surprise me. If by chance she would win the GOP nomination, I am still not confident she can defeat Obama. I believe for now, she has found her niche as a conservative with what she is currently doing by promoting the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party.

I must say they haven't shut up Sarah Palin. Despite all the left's attacks, she's still out there fighting. She defended Gov. Walker, took it to the GOP and hammered Obama. How many other members of the Republican Party do we ever see do this?

h/t: breitbart

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Miscellaneous Lies By Liberals

From the . . .
If you look at my speech yesterday it was not so much a critique of what the House Republicans have proposed as it was a description of what they've proposed.
--President Obama who never offered his own ideas and spent 30 minutes attacking the GOP during his budget speech.

This is a guy [Obama] who does not look at politics in left, center, whatever. He really doesn't.
--Obama Chief of Staff Bill Daley.

We shouldn't be playing chicken with our economy by linking the raising of the debt ceiling to anything.
--White House spokesman Jay Carney who doesn't realize that not taking our debt seriously put us in the mess we are trying to escape from.

It was clear we were going to have to cut spending - the President was eager to do that.
--White House Senior Advisor David Plouffe who apparently forgot that his boss did not start to cut spending until the GOP won control of the House.

In '94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they're here to kill women.
--Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) who apparently never received the civility memo.

No one is demonizing the Tea Party.
--Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who has apparently not seen the news over the past 2 years.

The president is committed to reducing spending -- cutting spending and reducing the deficit.
--White House spokesman Jay Carney.

Any claim that his administration shut down oil production is untrue.
--President Obama after a long moratorium on offshore drilling and extending the ban on offshore drilling on our east and west coast until 2017.

It is inaccurate to state, as too many have, that the border is overrun with violence and out of control.
--Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Blog author's comments - The 'Lie Of The Day Archives' shall soon be overflowing due to the start of the campaign for the 2012 election.

h/t: laura ingraham

Friday, April 15, 2011

Rush Limbaugh - Interview With Donald Trump

Trump on Obama: Obama is a terrible president, the only thing he does well is campaign. He doesn't have the capability to be a great president, and the world is laughing. We're like a joke. The Obama administration is incompetent.

Blog author's comments - Donald Trump is a bright person and very successful business man with a large network of contacts. He is saying what many voters are eager to hear.

At this time I don't know enough about his background to say he is the conservative we want in the White House.

If he decides to run and we believe the polls, he seems to have a better chance of winning than any of the other names that have been bantered about thus far as possible GOP candidates for 2012.

If he won the nomination and would pick Allen West as his VP running mate, I think they would be a formidable pair. I would have some confidence that they could defeat Obama.

I am sold on West but still unsure about Trump. I would take the chance on Trump/West than see Obama win a second term.

Trump to headline South Florida Tea Party Tax Day Rally.

Trump/West 2012? Allen West not closed to idea of being Donald Trump's VP.

video via: dailyrushbo

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kirby Said - News Headlines and Columns

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Obama Will Tell Us - He Is Going To Save Us

Rush Limbaugh: During Obama's
Speech Tomorrow, He Will Lie To You

“Tomorrow, Pharaoh Obama will come out and lie to you. He has lied to you repeatedly, before. He has lied to you about his so-called stimulus bill. He has lied to us about Obamacare. He has lied to us about taxes, he has lied to us about deficits and fixing them. He’s lied to us about spending. And he’s going to lie to you tomorrow about his budget.”

Blog author's comments - I do not doubt Limbaugh. For those of you who will watch Obama it will be more of the same. His teleprompter is loaded and ready. Obama will continue what he has done for the last two years. The only way to stop this is with the election in 2012.

h/t: mediaite

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Campaign To Defeat Obama

Obama's Legacy of Failure (video)

political ticker -- An independent conservative group says it's going up in some battleground states with a television commercial that's critical of President Barack Obama, one of the first of what could be many ads by similar groups on the right.

The spot, titled "Barack Obama's Legacy of Failure," is being put out by The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama – a group dedicated to trying to beat the president in the 2012 election.

Joe Wierzbecki, the executive director of the organization, tells CNN that the ad began running this weekend on television stations in Nevada, with ad time being purchased in Michigan and Wisconsin. Wierzbecki says his plan is to eventually also run the commercial in Colorado, Missouri and Ohio. All of these states could be extremely contested in the upcoming battle for the White House. -- Entire column > >
Blog author's comments - This conservative group does not lack material for more ads. What's disturbing beyond Obama's failures is the unshakable support of Obama by so many of his followers who accept whatever he says and does.

If I voice my disagreement against his agenda, policies and that he wants to remake America into the socialist country he feels it should be -- I am labeled a racist.

The GOP members of the House of Representatives should be applying as much pressure on the Obama Administration as they can. They have to show the voters that they are serious about stopping the out of control spending. They did not do that last week.

The only way to begin to turn the economy in a positive direction and attempt to get out from under the mountain of debt he has created is to defeat Obama in 2012.

video via: jammiewearingfool

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mark Levin - The Budget Deal is a Scam

Mark Levin Believes the Budget Deal to be a Historic Scam

Mark Levin: "Since Boehner said repeatedly Republicans will never shutdown the government...what is their strategy exactly? How are they (Republicans) gonna combat the debt ceiling and fight for $6.2 trillion in cuts?"

Blog author's comments - There is no way this will happen -- that the GOP will attain $6.2 trillion in cuts from the Democrats. If they could not get a much better deal than they settled for this week I don't have much hope.

Mark Levin the "great one" is correct as usual. For those who have never listened to his radio show Monday through Friday yourself a favor.

Our country is sinking and the people in congress are playing games. I would think that all of the non-essential functions could have been shut down and the government would still run in the red.

This deal was nothing short of a complete capitulation to the Dems agenda. There is nothing good in it and Boehner blinked, for reasons that are not in anyone’s best interest. Boehner cut a deal for $38.5 billion but initially the GOP wanted a $61 billion cut. Was Boehner afraid to let the government shut down? I think so.

Just over a week ago, a Rasmussen poll said 57% favored a government shut down to achieve bigger budget cuts, and that’s when $61B was still the goal.

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video via: hap

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Rep. Allen West - Latest Budget Deal

Rep. Allen West talks about the $39 Billion Budget Deal

Blog author's comments - It's always a pleasure to listen to the input and comments of Allen West. I don't believe he feels the GOP leaders received enough from Reid & Company in this latest budget deal. I certainly don't think they held out for enough. Allen West does give us political hope for the future.

His comment about the white powder, hate message and death threat he received, I thought was a classic. "If I could get 15 minutes with that individual wherever he chooses I think we could have a pretty good discussion." This did not surprise me after listening to him speak many times before. I have educated myself concerning his military background and education...very impressive. I believe he is one person who will not back down.

Too bad we do not have more elected officials like him to replace some of the RINO's. I hope Allen West has a long political career. He will most certainly be on the Democrat Party's hit list for 2012.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Donald Trump The Next President?

Donald Trump ranks highest among Tea Partiers?

I thought this to be an interesting interview by a person who at least shows much more confidence than I see in the other possible GOP candidates, except for Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann.

Trump is taking Obama head-on and I wish a few more members in the GOP would do the same.

Blog author's comments - Donald Trump is providing a blueprint here. The way to beat Barack Obama in 2012 is to just go at him.

Obama has been the worst President in our history and for the good of the country he cannot be a two term president.

'The Donald' may just be having some fun with the media, but I would support him rather than give Obama a second term. We need to see more of the in-your-face politics from the people we sent to Washington as members of the Republican Party.

I have doubts that Donald Trump really wants to be President. He has done and is doing quite well for himself and does not need the aggravation of running a campaign against the cut throat Dems and Main Stream Media. I do think a debate between Trump and Obama would be worth watching.

It does make for interesting thought, he is a good interview and Trump is a very confident person. If Donald Trump is serious he may decide to make a run for the nomination.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

More Editorial Cartoons

Recent Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

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Blog author's comments - Michael Ramirez is a two-time winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008, and a three-time Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional Journalism Award winner.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Democrats And Big Government

Rush Limbaugh: The Democrats Fear Any Reduction In The Size Of Government Because It Will Take Away Power To Enslave The People

"We are at the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and we are still trying to free the slaves from the Democrat Party. Yeah. I do look at it that way."

Blog author's comments - The amount of wasteful spending which has been and is currently being done by Barack Obama and his Administration is not sustainable. The debt created by the Democrat Party is out of control and they show no sign of letting up.

They are going to destroy the country unless they are stopped. They get their power by keeping many people dependent for all their needs. Instead of cutting their proposed budget they want a government shutdown. The Dems believe the people will blame the GOP.

The Democrats are still using the same old playbook they used thirty years ago, by trying to portray the GOP as the evil party who wants to take away Social Security and Medicare from senior citizens.

Rep. Allen West On Budget Negotiations: Democrats In Senate Have "Dug In Their Heels"

video via: breitbart

Monday, April 4, 2011

Obama - Thinking Of Us Morning And Night

The first thing Obama thinks about in the morning,
and the last thing he thinks about at night

Which is it? Is it the economy, the security of the American people or creating jobs?

Blog author's comment - The first things Obama thinks about each morning and every night is his golf game, and most importantly how he and his fellow Dems can continue to force his socialist agenda on the country.

He has to be defeated in the election of 2012. He must be a one term president.

h/t: quite normal

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Miscellaneous Lies By Liberals

From the . . . Let's not try to sneak political agendas into a budget debate.
--President Obama, the man who politicizes everything.

The president is committed to reducing spending -- cutting spending and reducing the deficit.
--White House spokesman Jay Carney.

It's important to note that the people that we've met with have been fully vetted, so we have a clear sense of who they are...most of them are professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible.
--President Obama on the Libya rebels who we know almost nothing about, or so says Secretary Clinton.

The border is better now than it ever has been.
--Janet Napolitano.

The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
--Barack Obama in 2007. (So now it's okay?)

Just 12 months after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became law, the American people are enjoying new protections, greater freedoms and lower costs.
--Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius.

We've been called too conservative.
--NPR's (former) President Vivian Schiller.

We call the President "The Fact Guy" because he reads so much he knows facts about everything.
-Michelle Obama.

His [Obama's] budget absolutely does this -- where we are no longer spending more than we're taking in.
--Press Secretary Jay Carney.

I think it's very easy to square our military actions and our stated policies.
--President Obama, even though he never made the case that we need to be in Libya.

Blog author's comments - Nothing more to add aside from saying there are many more of these untruths stashed in the "lie of the day archives."

h/t: laura ingraham

Friday, April 1, 2011

GOP Takes Aim at Obama's Reelection Effort

GOP Launches Mock 'Obama 2012' Ad

The Hill -- The ad, which features Obama riding a unicorn over a rainbow, declares: "Four more years: America needs more changing."

Republicans are taking aim at President Obama's impending reelection effort with a mock campaign ad outlining his first two years in office.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) posted a fake "Obama 2012" ad, ribbing the president for divisiveness, his energy policy, budget deficits and engaging in the occasional extracurricular activity, such as golfing or filling out NCAA brackets on television.

"Four more years: America needs more changing," the spot says at the end, featuring a cartoon of Obama riding a unicorn over the rainbow.

The mocking ad comes shortly before Obama is expected to formally launch his own reelection effort.

Blog author's comments - Let's hope the Republicans have much more of this coming, they have only scratched the surface. There is no shortage of material for ads after his first two years in office.

They could do a two hour show with all of the ammunition they have. Let’s hope the GOP displays some fight and goes after our Fraud/Liar-In-Chief like they should.

There are still many people who believe Obama has done and is doing a good job as President. They are suffering from the mental ravages of liberalism.

The GOP needs the turnout and big win for the 2012 election which occurred for the midterm election. The country cannot withstand Obama as a two term President.