Archive for the ‘Elections – General’ Category

Karl Rove on Face the Nation

Karl Rove on undisclosed campaign donations.

I think that exchange could be considered a smackdown by Rove.

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After you vote a week from this Tuesday

Toast, say a prayer, or at least say thank you Mr. Franklin.

AUTHOR: Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)
QUOTATION: “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

“A Republic, if you can keep it.”

Thank you Mr. Ben Franklin for the warning.

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Preparing to vote

First of all, you can pretty much ignore all those 30 second TV and radio ads. Do you buy the “New and Improved” laundry detergent based on a TV ad? Not likely. The only ads to note are those by the candidate where s/he delineates their views. Even then, one really has to go back to interviews BEFORE the election really got going. By now every candidate has done polling and focus groups. Truth is, we want people to run on their principles and leave it to the voters to decide who should represent them.

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NAACP still attacking the Tea Party

The NAACP has released a report about the “bad” Tea Party movement. Same old claim that there are racist hate groups in the mix. Check the irony:

  • They support the party of segregation and Jim Crow laws. Even after 600,000 died fighting a civil war which ended slavery.
  • The same party that created the hyphenated American
  • Intimidation by the New Black Panther Party at a polling site is okay
  • They support illegal immigration even though they are exploited like their ancestors. Call it what it is – Slavery Lite

How is that whole hyphenated American thing working out? It is just another way for the Democrats to exploit Americans of African descent. If these groups were really smart, half of them would run down and register as Republicans. Within a decade, they would all be Americans of African decent and their children’s future would look a lot brighter.

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Third party campaigning

Put down your “Quantum Field Theory” book for a moment because this is important. The Democrats have made a big claim regarding the Camber of Commerce and foreign money being used for issue ads. This is an out and out unfounded lie. On CBS Face the Nation, David Axelrod challenged the Chamber to prove a negative. Even the liberal media says this is a ridiculous claim. The NRA got an exception on releasing donor lists, but far more exceptions were given to liberal groups or friends of the Democrat party – like AFL-CIO.

This shows how desperate the Democrats have become. They are no longer trying to win over Independents, but have turned to firing up their base so the Republican wave doesn’t turn into a tsunami. Even George Soros is cutting his funding to Democrats because he sees a Republican “avalanche”.

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Crazy Season is here!

With less than 30 days until the day of voting, you are most likely being bombarded by TV and radio political ads. Last Friday night, PBS Need to Know had two segments on the evils of campaigns as the result of the Citizens United case. Basically the Supremes ruled political ads are free speech protected by the First Amendment.

First they had a segment on the influence of money on the 2010 campaigns. And a little later they had the shadow campaign. I don’t recall either segment mentioning MoveOn.org.

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Hearings on DOJ after November?

It certainly looks like something fishy was going on at DOJ over the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) case – if you didn’t already think so. Christopher Coates will testify.

Told by the Department of Justice to ignore a subpoena from the Civil Rights Commission, former Voting Section Chief Coates has instead chosen to comply. His testimony Friday morning is likely to be incredibly damaging to DOJ leadership and the Obama administration.

Having the DOJ tell an employee to ignore a subpoena from the Civil Rights Commission seems very fishy. Background video (PJTV). Full text (PDF) of Christopher Coates’ testimony. Here is the summary so you don’t have to download and read the PDF. Seems some in the DOJ had decided the Voter Rights Act only applies to ethnic minorities – and maybe only specific minorities. Certainly seems enough to suggest the Republicans will be holding hearings if they gain the House. Its not just fishy, it smells bad.

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Tea Party Candidates

The lamestreet media, sycophants of Obama and the Democrats in general, or outright propagandists and true believers, have tried this over and over. The Tea Party folks know this tactic well.

Bedtime for Bonzo - Ronald ReaganHere is the lesson, especially for the youth. Ronald Reagan was the first to be hit by an onslaught of stupid negativisms. He was a B-list actor, a cowboy who would shoot first and ask questions later. Countless ads were run showing Bedtime for Bonzo posters. It didn’t work in 1980 and by 1984, he won 49 of 50 states. In the popular vote, in 1980 he won by 9.7% and in 1984 by 18.2%. The only greater margins were LBJ in 1964 at 22.6% and Richard Nixon’s 1972 second term at 23.2%. So the lesson is to do your own investigation when all you see is stupid negative press and comments that have nothing to do about issues. This person just might be the next Ronald Reagan.

Can you imagine if Clint Eastwood ran for President? But he would also have some good movie lines to use.

Sarah Palin and Christine O’Donnell, either by study or by natural ability, have figured out the best counter to stupid negativism. Ridicule. Addressing the Republican establishment: Sarah Palin – “Buck up or stay in the truck”. Christine O’Donnell – “There’s been no witchcraft since. If there was, Karl Rove would be a supporter now.” This is going to be fun! O’Donnell will be subjected to Palinization – a new word in the lexicon.

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The 2010 Harkin Steak Fry

33rd Annual – from Ustream we get:

Harkin 33rd annual steak fry - 2010

Wow – 37 views! Well they said they had technical difficulties but you can see them all at iowademocrat.org this week. This guy really needs to go. He doesn’t stand for election until 2014. Even though Democrats out number Republicans in Iowa, by then, over half will be Tea Party followers. Why? Because by then Medicare and Medicaid will have been cut significantly and rural medicine will hardly exist. Like Obama, only the Republicans can save him.

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