Posts tagged ‘election’
I admit it. I have been avoiding all things political. Well, not really. I have been working with a few groups on some new conservative websites – GippersList – think conservative Craigslist, doing business with like-minded folks. Cool Conservative Gear – some feminine pretty conservative apparel, and a few other random things. I manage to get myself involved in lots of things (have trouble saying NO) and my current situation has me working on the yearbook at my children’s school AND 1/2 of the book is due February 1st. Got to love crunch time.
I was thoroughly excited by the Scott Brown win and do believe that regardless of what cloud the White House has their collective heads in, this seat in Massachusetts going to a Republican was not a referendum supporting the Obama agenda. It was in fact the polar opposite. Listening to Obama and his toy puppet Gibbs talk about how this vote was really supporting the change Obama wants when clearly Brown campaigned against not for all of these policies. But I digress . . I am very excited to see where it goes with mid-term elections and am looking forward to seeing sweeping Republican wins across the country. While perusing the blogosphere yesterday I read this little article that quotes Obama as suggesting the reason that this will not happen during his term in office as it did to Clinton is 1994 is simply because – “‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ So apparently Obama’s head is getting a little inflated these days . . . (the article is an interesting little read about the 1994 loss of mid-term elections and some commentary by Senator Berry – I quite enjoyed it)
My other blog read yesterday was regarding the potential for subversion of the legislative process by the current Democrats to pass the Health Care bill before seating Brown to get it done. I am not saying that they are doing this, simply that it is not something I would put past the untrustworthy souls that seem to be the ones ramming the bill through the hardest. And should they actually do this, it would be a very scary thought because they would be circumventing the actual procedural way that our laws govern these types of things. Curious. Personally I hope they seat Scott Brown and throw the Health Care Bill as it is away. Spend more time actually trying to create jobs instead of rewording what the stimulus bill did not do so that the White House can pretend that they actually have affected the employment numbers, when in reality they have had little to no impact on them. But again all smoke and mirrors.
See you soon and hopefully more regularly.
There are runoffs still in three senate seats, one of the more important (and close to me since I am a Georgia girl at heart) is the runoff of Saxby Chambliss and Jim Martin. This pivotal election could be key to there being the ability to keep Obama and the Democratic Party in check.
If Republicans keep Saxby in the seat there will be a greater possibility of stpping some of Obama’s legislation.
Like taxes on high wage earners, increasing capital gains, FICA, etc. Bringing back the fairness doctrine, abortion, military cuts.
But the whole Christmas list of the Democratic party may be hanging in the balance based on the Georgia runoff.
In January when the new Congress meets, Democrats will firmly control the House of Representatives with about a 75-seat majority. In the Senate, Democrats will hold 57 of the 100 seats.
Despite the strong majorities, there is a hitch — a big one for congressional Democrats.
Under Senate rules, Democrats need 60 votes to pass major legislation and cut off filibuster debate that can effectively stop a floor vote.
As of today, the Democrats don’t have the magic 60 Senate votes, but they have expressed confidence that they can persuade “two or three” liberal Republicans like Arlen Specter, Susan Collins or Olympia Snowe to cross the aisle and vote with them on key legislation.
If the Democrats succeed and take out Chambliss in the special election, replacing him with Democrat Martin, they will have 58 Senate votes, greatly increasing their chances of getting the magic 60 votes.
The bottom line: As long as Senate Republicans can muster the 41 votes required to avoid cloture (which ends a filibuster debate), they can continue to filibuster, forcing the Democrats to either amend their legislation at the bargaining table or kill their legislation altogether. – David Patten
This is proving to be an important runoff and the campaigns are going strong. Early voting may start as early as next week on November 17th with the election being December 2.
Martin is a strong supporter of Obama’s policies. Policies that as a whole are not popular with the largely conservative state of Georgia.
The fear though is that runoff elections get far few voters than a general election and that the Obama ground operation will cause a marked shift in the original vote. (Saxby won, but only had 49.2% of the vote and needs a full 50% to win)
The issue at stake here is holding onto a Republican seat to keep the Obama legistature in check.
“This isn’t a difficult race for anybody to figure out,” Martin said on Nov. 5. “I’m going to do everything I can to help Barack Obama get off to a fast start, and Saxby Chambliss has promised to do everything he can to stop Barack Obama from succeeding.”
“Keeping Saxby in the Senate would maintain a small check against a Democratic-controlled Congress that could steam roll legislation through with abandon,” says the Savannah Morning Times.
As well the Marietta Daily: “Although it does not appear that the Democrats have gained a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, the gain of Chambliss’ seat would put them closer to that mark and make it even easier, with the help of just a few aisle-crossers, to attain an effectively filibuster-proof majority.”
Show your Saxby support and most importantly make sure you vote in this very important runoff!
Victory Rally featuring Special Guest Senator John McCain
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
Kessel D. Stelling, Jr. Ballroom
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339
The Lord can control a king’s mind as he controls a river; he can direct it as he pleases. (Pr. 21:1)
Congratulations Senator Obama on winning the 2008 Election. It is truly a historic evening. The first African American president proving that there is equality for all races. (that was never a question to me – my feelings had nothing to do with race). This will be an election to be remembered for decades to come. I am glad that it is a close popular vote and not the landslide predicted. This is a very divisive election, it was not cut and dry by any means. Thank you Senator McCain for your humble and generous concession. It shows much class and grace.
My hopes and prayers have now turned toward the future as we wait to see just what the policies will be under an Obama presidency. Putting things into action and saying you will do them are two terribly different things. I may not ever agree with your policies or decisions but I do think you have a very hard row to tow over the next four years. For your sake I hope they work, but I don’t really think that they will. History is not on your side for the long haul.
In the words of my friends, “I can only promise that I will be as respectful of President Obama as Democrats have been of President Bush.”
Here is to 2012 and a revitalized ready to go Republican party!
So there are some other things that are really frustrating me at the moment.
Like the Obama comment on bankrupting the coal industry and that electricity prices are going to skyrocket. I know he says he is for clean coal technology, etc. But why on earth would he say this stuff? Out-loud? On tape? Hannity and Colmes talked about it last night. And just as a side note for anyone who just writes it off saying Hannity is so far right. Have you ever listened to Colmes? He is just as far left. They do represent a fair and balanced conversation.
I don’t think at this point there is much more to say. I am not really sure why calling into question statements and facts is considered dirty trickery. I do not see fear and hate being stirred up by the McCain campaign any more than it is by the Obama camp. What do you think he is doing? Both of them are on the attack, playing more to offense than defense.
Why do you think you are any different? Apparently this elections is coming at a price. A steep economic price. Way more than should have been spent. As well as the price of character. Apparently you don’t need to actually campaign for what you are going to do, what you are going to change, and actually be able to back that up with fact – you just have to smile and talk about change.
I do believe that Obama was not properly vetted. He has so much in his past that he is not willing to share with the public. When you enter public service at this level your life should be an open book. The information about birth certificates, diplomas, citizenship, etc. should have been thoroughly put out in the open. When you don’t lay it all out there it only looks like you are hiding something. If there is nothing to hide, why bother?
I do have concerns over the next four years under his administration. But why wouldn’t I? There is plenty to be concerned about. He is talking about major policy changes similar to those under FDR and the New Deal.
I found this great post over at WorldNetDaily
And while many believe FDR was a great president, few point out the welfare state created at all levels during his tenure. The belief the government was responsible for every person’s food, clothing, shelter and wellbeing was clearly a byproduct of the FDR philosophy.
The people must demand a reduction in the size of government and its spending habits. We must reduce business taxes, which are the second highest in the world. It is time to tell Washington it gets enough of our money at the current tax rate and to freeze or reduce personal taxes for everyone who pays.
This festering sense of entitlement is crippling us as a nation. Since when is everything from food to education a birthright if you are born in America? It has been ever since the great FDR started the New Deal. And, tomorrow, a new New Deal may be on the table – all courtesy of the Democratic Party that may now control the Senate, the House of Representatives and the Oval Office. It is a rubber stamp of epic proportions ready to pass a liberal’s dream come true.
There is more over at the WorldNetDaily site go read the rest of the article! It is very good.
And now the rest is up to us. Go vote. No matter the line, no matter how useless you feel your vote is. It does matter and it does count. Don’t give in to the feeling that it is a done deal. It is not over until the proverbial fat lady sings! Make your voice count. Take responsibility and be involved in government. It is your right and a privilege as well.
I was listening to some Rush and reading some blogs and came across this tidbit of information. It appears that there have been paid trolls on youtube, twitter, blogs, etc to create a general sense of apathy or the feeling that it is a lost cause. I have seen plenty of these types of postings and they are all very similar in nature. Stick to talking points and frequently insulting people who have opposing views. Always laying claim that there is a landslide win for Obama. (whoever wins will NOT win by a landslide. I believe this will be a VERY close election)
But here is a comment that was left over at Hillbuzz
Sarah P. writing to the Hill Buzz website responding to their story of how really well McCain is doing with angry Democrats, and the media is not covering.
“Okay, I want to clear my conscience a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow Clinton supporters out. I worked for the campaign–” Obama, “–and I can’t wait for this week to be over. I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate, but over time I grew to love Hillary. The internal campaign idea, Obama campaign, is to twist, distort, humiliate, and finally dispirit you. We pay people and organize people to go on all the online sites and play the part of a Clinton or McCain supporter who just switched our support for Obama. We do this to stifle your motivation, to destroy your confidence. We did this the whole primary, and it worked. Sprinkle in mass vote confusion becomes bewildering, most people lose patience, they just give up on their support of a candidate and decide just to block out TV, news, websites, et cetera.
This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement in vote turnout issues. Next, we infiltrate all the blogs, and all the YouTube videos, and we overwhelm the voting, the comments, all to continue the appearance of overwhelming world support for Obama. People make posts to the effect that the world has gone mad. That’s the intention, to make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending. We have also had quite a hand in skewing many, many polls.” I don’t know how they’ve done that. She doesn’t describe how they’ve skewed the polls. “Some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked, but many we have spoiled, just enough to make Real Clear Politics look scary to a McCain supporter. It’s worked, although the goal was to appear 13 to 15 points ahead. You see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner. Go with the flow, become sheeple. The polls are roughly three to five points in favor of Barack. That’s due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple. Our donors are the same people who finance the mainstream media. Their interests are tied. Barack then tends to come across as Teflon, nothing sticks, and trust me, there were meetings with Fox News, the goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch O’Reilly, he’s become much more diplomatic and fair and balanced and soft towards Obama. It’s because he wants to retain the number one spot on cable news and have access to the Obama campaign.
“Now all the media want access, and they’re expecting more, and that’s why nothing sticks to Obama. The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless the results. There is no true inauguration draft or true Grant Park construction going on. There will be a party, but we’re boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up. Our goal is to continue to make you lose your morale. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key Republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all. There’s a huge staff of people working around the clock watching every site, every blog, we flood these sites, we have had a goal to overwhelm. The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you got the picture. I’m saying this because I know Hillary was better for the country, and I now realize this. I was too late by the time I connected to her.
“To me, Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star. I didn’t know him or his policies but now I understand more than I care to, and I realize his interests are more for him and the DNC and all working like puppets with Dean. I always thought a president wanted the better good for the country. The end result I see is everybody dependent on the government. This means more and more people voting for the DNC. This means the future is forever altered. I don’t see this as America. So I’m now supporting McCain. Sarah Palin’s a huge threat. Our campaign has feared her like you cannot imagine. If it seems unfair how she’s been treated, well, it’s because she has had a team working around the clock to make her look like a fool,” meaning the Obama camp has had a team. “This is a big conspiracy. I’m so shocked. We released a little blurb the other day that Obama campaign was already working on reelection and now putting our efforts toward 2012. This was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008. Trust me, it’s alive. David Axelrod, Plouffe, very smart, but it’s a sticky, ugly, not very truthful kind of intelligence. It’s not over yet but I think the machine is working. It’s a hill to climb. I’ll be quitting my post on November 5th. My vote will be for John McCain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position. I don’t feel I had any part of anything I’d feel guilty for, but I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upset me. PS, my name is not really Sarah but I am a female and I understand your plight.”