Palin is Already Vetted
It is sad news that we hear about the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 2013).
I have to admit, I am absolutely disgusted in some members of the British public on the reaction of a human being’s death. Before I start discussing this, I would just like to add that the woman was a daughter, a mother and a wife – a human being – like you and like me.
Secondly, regardless of political affiliation, a human being has died, and not in the kindest of ways either. Should we not be at least respectful that someone has died?
Well, some of us, the ones with consciences anyway, are saddened by her death. I am a member of the Conservative party and do support some (not all) of their views. However, I don’t think one needs to be a Conservative to know not to throw disrespectful and distasteful jokes about regarding a woman who has recently died (I was told a joke two hours after her death – needless to say I was disgusted).
I could argue until I am blue in the face with people about whether Mrs Thatcher was a good or bad Prime Minister (I firmly believe she was the best Prime Minister the UK has ever had), however, I don’t think we need to. We just need to sit back and pay our respects to a woman who has recently passed away, leaving behind family devastated.
I am actually astounded by the sheer ugliness of some people by the entire situation. I have lost an awful lot of respect for people who I cherished because of their candid jokes and comments about Maggie Thatcher.
Well, I for one, would like to speak on behalf of everyone when I say this:
Rest in Peace, Margaret Thatcher. You will be missed by millions.
November 6th is going to be a day the Republican Party will look back on over the next four years and kick themselves.
It’s unfair to blame Governor Romney for the loss of the election. I personally don’t think it had anything to do with the fact that he wasn’t Conservative enough, because frankly he was. The reason he lost the election to Obama was simply because the Republican Party have lost touch with a large consensus of people.
So I did some research and put together five points in which the Republican Party could improve on for the 2016 election.
#5 Eliminate the party’s idiots.
Someone has to say it. There are a lot of idiots bumming around in the Republican Party. The party isn’t going to be taken seriously when we have people such as Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock running for office shouting off about legitimate rape, or saying that it’s God’s will. This is ridiculous and sickening.
Republicans can moan as much as they want that Senator McCaskill got reelected instead of Akin, but when it comes to voting in a Democrat or a Nazi, the Democrats will always win.
#4 Attract the Latino vote
President Obama can rejoice in the fact that he stole the Latino vote from Governor Romney, easily. Latino voters chose the President over Governor Romney 71 to 27 percent. These are staggering statistics.
Maybe the term ‘self-deportation’ wasn’t the best way forward when describing a demographic that makes up 10% of the votes. Republicans need to get out there and start talking and listening to the Latino communities. Or, if they really don’t want to, they could always send out Marcio Rubio to do the talking for them.
#3 The Black Vote
It doesn’t take a political analyst to work out that President Obama is black, and that the black community was going to home in on him like women at Primark.
The numbers speak for themselves. Black unemployment is at an all time high – 14%. This situation isn’t getting any better under the Obama situation. So why are they still voting for him?
Republicans want entitlement reform, but they need to re-word their arguments to attract black voters. Shouting and screaming that they’re going to cut entitlements and not lower taxes is clearly not attracting black voters. This makes them out to be less the Grand Ole Party and more the Old Rich White Party.
#2 Bring in the women
The Republican Party want the best for everyone. Women, Men, Children, Black and White voters. So why does the Democratic Party have such a leg up with female voters?
John McCain thought he could close the bridge by bringing in Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 election. This just wasn’t enough.
The Democratic Party used the media well to tell the Americans that the Republican Party was waging a ‘war on women’, when there really wasn’t one taking place. This made it terribly difficult for the Republican Party to claw their way back up during the election.
The Republican Party needs to spend some more money on TV ads telling the American people, particularly the American women, that they’re there to support and work for them! Bring in now Republican women, real women, like Governor Palin, to show that hard working mothers vote for real change, a change the Republican Party can deliver!
#1 Be Consistent
Want to see a Republican candidate sweat? Ask them on camera how they stand on abortion. Want to see a Republican candidate sweat some more? Ask them on camera how they stand on same-sex marriage. It’s fun. They panic, sweat and quickly look for an escape out of the question.
We all know that the Republican Party want less regulation, limited government and lower taxes, but the question is, are they willing to fight for true Social Conservatism or Fiscal Conservatism? Just looking at the voter base after the election shows us that the youth vote went overwhelmingly towards the President. This wasn’t because of his economical policies either. Obviously. It was because they agreed with his social policies.
Republicans need to decide where they stand and run with them – stay consistent. Romney has a terrible flip-flop history when it comes to same-sex marriage and this went against him with the youth vote. Also his confusing stance on whether he would introduce legislation on abortion lost him a great deal of votes with American youths.
Palin as President? What would that be like? Let’s just think about it for a moment.
Would other countries test America’s resolve? Not likely, if their Commander in Chief were the Lady who can drop a bear fearlessly with a rifle, she would restore meaning to the word deterrent.
She would upend the political world with long lost courage to stand for the founding principles, no acquiescing to appease some phantom requirement to be ‘politically’ correct.
Rogue? Maybe in the sense that being unashamed of defending individual liberties, believing the US, as founded, is the greatest nation ever formed by man and being unrepentant when it comes to calling it like you see it.
A few years ago, before Sarah Palin came on the scene, media folks every where would have called such a politician a breath of fresh air, but apparently that was only while they thought such was impossible to locate. Now, anyone close to meeting that description is bashed and mocked by most media organisations. What changed?
Governor Palin is what she claims to be, as are most of the Tea Party candidates. As long as any candidate could claim to be those things and no one lived up to them, they could back those ideals because fake conservatives are no threat their power grabbing agenda. However, the real deal is a profound threat to their power. If the people can really have leaders that will adhere to the Constitution and that do not think themselves to be or seek to be above the average citizen, why would they ever want leaders who behave as elitists and exercise dominance over them? Hence the threat to the elitist power seeking liberals and their media allies.
I hope Sarah, or one just like her, does run in 2016. We need a simple honest individual that understands, respects and will defend at all costs the Constitution of the US and the coveted liberties it affords it citizens. Run Sarah, run!
So, in case you didn’t know, one candidate, President Obama or Governor Romney, has to get 270 electoral votes to claim the White House! I have been looking at the states and the major players and game changers in this election and sprung together some scenarios for you to have a look at! I’m not saying that these states are more important than the others, but they are the big difference makers! Take a look:
Okay, so let’s take a look at a scenario if Obama wins:
In this little scenario, Obama would win Pennsylvania and Michigan, as well as Ohio and Wisconsin (where the polls show him with a slight advantage – key word, slight). Obama would then only need Nevada or Iowa to top him off and winning with a grand total of 271 electoral votes.
From a different perspective, let’s see the same scenario for Governor Romney:
A Romney victory would be seen if he takes Florida, North Carolina and Virginia going for a 3 for 3 in the major Southern Battlegrounds. Romney would still likely need to win Ohio, and could make it over the top with a win in Colorado. He’d then win the night with 275 electoral votes… However, if Governor Romney loses in Ohio, he could still pick up the electoral deficits by claiming Wisconsin and Colorado, with New Hampshire, Iowa or Nevada then putting him over a barrel. In this scenario, Romney would win with no more than 273 electoral votes.
You never know though! As both candidates are both pretty close together, both candidates could very well be preparing for recounts, and perhaps even looking at the big possibility of a tie in the electoral college!
There we have it, the final debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama is over. The only thing we can do now is cross our fingers and vote (well Americans, not me, I’m British).
So what did we think of the debate? Who shone like the sun and who sank like the Titanic? This debate was more tricky than the previous two to decide that, well I think so anyway. The President was more on the ball (he had obviously had his breakfast), and Romney kept to safe topics. I’m not saying it was a bad thing that Romney didn’t venture out too deep, but it was a little disappointing. I understand though, he didn’t want to say something too drastic to the point that he’d lose votes and confidence in people – I doubt he would though, but nevertheless he remained in the safe water.
Regardless, I still think that Mitt Romney came across as the greater politician. He remained calm, collective and in control. President Obama on the other hand continued to interrupt, appear impatient and get get cross at what he was hearing from his opponent.
Romney was steady, fluid and Presidential as he played it safely down the middle and took his shots when they presented themselves. It was a solid performance by Romney and, as usual, Obama appeared bitter, angry and petulant – extremely unPresidential.
So the Vice Presidential debate is done and dusted. Finally. We’ve been anticipating it since the Palin/Biden debate in 2008. Many Americans, and non Americans wanted to see how someone else faired against the Vice President of the United States. We all know that Palin wiped the floor with Biden back in 2008 – one of the most watched debate in Vice Presidential debate history – over 70 million people tuning in.
Ryan Verses Biden!
Well, from watching it, the first thing that came to my mind was how rude the Vice President was to his opponent. We get it, the man is competing for your office, but at least show an ounce of respect. Biden was rude. He interrupted, laughed, scoffed and more than less mocked Paul Ryan – and no less but in front of the man too!
Just take for example the Romney/Obama debate. Romney listened when the President spoke and then took the opportunity to argue his point once the judicator had given him his prompt. He gave the President a respectful look, even though they have totally different views on how the country should be managed.
Biden on the other hand was a complete rude idiot. He interrupted Ryan 82 times. He smirked, laughed, or interrupted constantly throughout the debate. I lost count at the amount of times Ryan had to start his point again just because the Vice President had butted in and put him off topic.
There was no comparison between how Romney controlled the debate, vs. Biden, who was a distraction to the debate. No comparison.
Let’s have a look at the polls recently updated to see who Americans thought won the debate:
CNN poll – Ryan 49 Biden 43
CNBC poll – Ryan 56 to Biden 36
AP poll – Ryan 51 to Biden 43
Although it’s not scientific, look at the Star Ledger Poll: Ryan – 56% / Biden – 44%.
I think it would also be interesting to add that not only was Biden rude, he was also lying through his arse most of the time… for example, according to the Liberal Star Ledger Fact Checker:
BIDEN: “Well, we weren’t told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security again. And by the way, at the time we were told exactly — we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. That was the assessment. And as the intelligence community changed their view, we made it clear they changed their view.”
RYAN: “There were requests for more security.”
Ryan is right, judging by testimony from Obama administration officials at the hearing a day earlier.
BIDEN: “We went out and rescued General Motors.”
Actually, the auto bailout of General Motors and Chrysler began under President George W. Bush. The Obama administration continued and expanded it.
BIDEN, when asked who would pay more taxes in Obama’s second term: “People making a million dollars or more.”
False, Obama’s proposed tax increase reaches farther down the income ladder than millionaires. He wants to roll back Bush-era tax cuts for individuals making over $200,000 and couples making more than $250,000.
BIDEN: “What we did is, we saved $716 billion and put it back, applied it to Medicare.”
Contrary to Biden’s assertion, the administration is cutting $716 billion over 10 years in Medicare to pay for Obamacare.
BIDEN: “Romney said ‘No, let Detroit go bankrupt.'”
False, Mitt Romney opposed using government money to bail out Chrysler and General Motors, instead favoring privately financed bankruptcy restructuring. This would have protected investors in 401k and pension plans, but would have hurt Unions.
It seems that the Vice President was not only a rude opponent, but also a rather naughty liar.
Okay so the debate is over, well the first of three televised debates and I think it is (very) safe to say that Governor Mitt Romney won the debate… easily.
Romney was calm, cool and collective. He spoke with confidence and passion and wiped the floor with a very hesitant and confused looking President Obama. Obama came across as annoyed and Romney wiped the floor up with him in this debate. If the next two debates go the same way, Obama will be unemployed come January 1, 2013. No amount of spin can change what happened.
On the other hand, it is not that Romney won, it is that we now see Obama in a position where he must answer for his policies. Those policies have failed. Just ask the unemployed, our veterans, our allies, or our children! Although I am not an Obama supporter at all, I always thought that he could talk the talk, even if he couldn’t walk the walk. However, from watching that debate over and over (I did watch it about 4 times – call me sad if you will), I can honestly say that President Obama failed to even talk his usual smooth talking bullshit. Instead, he looked confused, unvetted and as if he had just walked in off the street and hadn’t even heard of some of his own policies.
The polls show that Governor Romney won the debate by a landslide, however, there is only one poll that matters, and that is the election itself! So who will win that long race to the White House? I guess we shall see come November!
Jubilee weekend! And I hope everyone is having a nice time, drinks, food and whatever else you celebrators have planned! But seriously, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is going to rake in a nice sum of money for the United Kingdom’s economy — like a lot!
The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is the multinational celebration throughout 2012 marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to the thrones of seven countries upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952. She is today Queen regnant of 16 sovereign states, 12 of which were British colonies or Dominions at the start of her reign. Not bad really, and hopefully she will be there for years to come!
Across the United Kingdom, millions of people have been making preparations for the Diamond Jubilee! It seems as if the entirety of Britain has been preparing for the four day celebrations in honor of the Queen’s 60-year reign on the throne (or for some of you, the free days off work).
Either way, it has been estimated that during the four days of partying, the the boozy Brits will guzzle an extra 60 to 80 million pints of beer and eat 7.5 million pub meals! Pundits across Britain have predicted that the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations could boost the economy by £10billion! Money Britain needs at the moment to wet the whistle of our Country’s great vault.
Now who thinks the Queen costs Britain more than she brings in? 😉
I’ve seen a lot of stupid things written about Sarah Palin, and the 2008 presidential race, but blaming her for the McCain defeat ranks right up there as the absolute stupidest.
Sarah Palin was chosen to be John McCain’s running mate because, frankly, he was going nowhere in the polls, and the base of the party couldn’t stand him. Mitt Romney faces the same problem today.
McCain chose Sarah Palin because she was the best, most popular governor in the nation. She is a true reformer and a fiscal hawk. She had an unprecedented sustained approval rating in the 90s as Governor of Alaska. The media, at the time, were astounded by this.
The ONLY time McCain led Obama in the polls was after he chose Palin.
Of course, there was a HUGE effort to make her the choice. Conservatives nationwide had a “Draft Sarah Palin” effort. And Frank Aquila, a California fireman, and McCain campaign state chair, also played a huge part. He was relentless in his efforts.
As pointed out in “Today’s GOP Establishment: Real Reformers Need Not Apply”
It was McCain and his useless campaign manager Steve Schmidt who lost against Obama, BIG TIME.
Schmidt refused to vet Obama, and stopped Palin when she started going after him. McCain actually told voters they had “nothing to fear” from Obama. Meanwhile Palin predicted EXACTLY what kind of disaster he would be.
The coup de grâce was when dumb ass McCain “suspended” his campaign and ran back to Washington to push for TARP. Something the American people didn’t want. McCain looked stupid, and allowed Obama to look in charge.
THAT cost McCain the election, not Sarah Palin.
Again, choosing Palin is the ONLY smart thing McCain has done in years.
If Palin is such a drain, why is it that in 2010 she endorsed over a 100 candidates for local, state, and national races, with most of them now holding office? This includes 4 Governors, two states Attorneys General, one Lt Governor, and a whole bunch of congresscritters. Thanks to Palin, America saw the largest political turnover since Reconstruction, after the Civil War.
Fast forward to 2012. Candidates are BEGGING for Sarah’s endorsement. It’s still the only one that matters.
So far she’s helped defeat Obama’s “favorite Republican” Dick Lugar in Indiana by backing Richard Mourdock, and last night her candidate Deb Fischer, who was almost 20 points down, and out of money a week ago, won in a blowout.
She’s endorsed Ted Cruz over the Establishment candidate David Dewhurst in Texas. Ted Cruz’s campaign reports that the phones are ringing off the wall and support pouring in after he endorsement.
Maybe you should do your research about the 2008 election before you start burning barns.