Sunday, October 30, 2011

Obama Chooses American Defeat

Obama Chooses American Defeat

The Joker wants to make me puke! We fought back grabbed victory from defeat once, but this time around defeat is assured and all because of a SCOMAF. If we ever want to be strong again on the world stage, we will never elect another Democrat to the White House. I am an isolationist that believes in a robust national defense, but with the capability of reaching out and leveling dumbass countries. We should let it be known that if you mess with us, we are going to level you time and time again until you get the message. No more nation building because as we have seen after a decade in both Afghanistan and Iraq, there will be a net result of zero. Even after all the sacrifice, we see that they are ready and more than willing to quickly turn on us, so why bother.

The next chucklehead that starts something, we send in the bombers and level the country. We can even send in the ground troops to wipe the map clean, but no more nation building using US tax dollars and lives. You screw up, you get leveled. Oh sure the peaceniks will say that we can't do that, but I say what the hell is the difference from today. How about the billion we spent in Libya where they are going to impose strict Shira law. I am done, we need to prioritize and rebuilding Muslim nations is not the right answer because we can not afford it and it has zero return on investment.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Demystifying 9-9-9 and Other Fair Taxes

Demystifying 9-9-9 and Other Fair Taxes

The 9-9-9 Plan is why Herman Cain is leading the pack because he has a plan that resonates with people. People want serious change in Washington and this is radical plan is strikes a cord with a lot of people because it is causing the establishment to throw fits. The more fits they throw, the more popular Herman Cain becomes.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cain-Romney 2012?

Cain-Romney 2012?

Here is an interesting idea, but as some of the comments correctly state that Romney would never take the VP slot. It certainly is food for thought, though I am not a big fan of Mittens being on the ticket any where. It does pose an interesting question about who would be Cain's VP choice? If the Republicans can build a solid team then this madness would evaporate into putting the Joker out on the street.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Herman Cain’s “truth problem” and my apology.


posted on Hot Air at 6:15 pm on October 23, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

gaffe also gaff n. an occurrence of someone telling the truth by accident.
One of the big topics of discussion around here over the weekend was whether or not Herman Cain has a “truth problem.” Generally, when we talk about politicians having such an issue, it’s because we catch them lying. (“BREAKING: Our top story tonight, a politician is caught telling a lie! That story coming up right after our investigative report revealing that many children like candy.”) Not so with the former Godfathers Pizza CEO. In fact, I’m hard pressed to think of an instance thus far where I could even say he’s been “bending the truth” apart from expressing opinions you may disagree with.
No, the discussion I was dragged into centered on a different sort of problem. It seems to me that there is a growing body of evidence which indicates that Herman Cain has a propensity to take pretty much any question from any reporter and just shoot from the hip with a truthful answer. It is only after the fallout from his answers begins that he seems to notice the potential damage he’s doing to his campaign and he embarks on a series of “clarifications” to make the answer more palatable to primary voters. This, in turn, provides red meat for his opponents to begin swinging at him and rather weak tea talking points for his supporters to try to defend his statements.
One of the most recent – and certainly most toxic – examples has been his series of puzzling answers on the abortion question. And let’s be honest here… who could possibly consider running for the Republican presidential nomination and not know that one was coming? I’ve heard the defenses being put forward, but frankly none of them make as much sense as the conclusion that Cain simply wasn’t ready for the question. Let’s go back once again and look at the precise answer he originally gave to Piers Morgan. (Emphasis mine for this particular question.)
No, it comes down to is, it’s not the government’s role — or anybody else’s role — to make that decision. Secondly, if you look at the statistical incidents, you’re not talking about that big a number. So what I’m saying is, it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president. Not some politician. Not a bureaucrat. It gets down to that family. And whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn’t try to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive decision.
I’m sorry, but it doesn’t get much more clear than that. It’s a choice. It’s not the government’s business. But the excrement hit the fan, so to speak, and he wound up putting the campaign car in reverse and flooring the gas. First he tried to claim he didn’t fully understand the question, implying that he was only saying that he wouldn’t try to directly prevent abortions by executive fiat as president. (A silly argument, requiring us to believe the thought it was possible to do so or that the reporter and the voting public might have thought so.) Then he said that it should be illegal, but some families might choose to break the law anyway. (How it becomes illegal without the government being involved is something of a puzzler.) And now he’s saying that he would push for a constitutional amendment to make it illegal and would use the POTUS bully pulpit to push legislation to ban it. Sure sounds like the government being involved to me.
Related: Cain even went so far this weekend as to say, regarding such an amendment to the constitution, “… if it comes to my desk, I’ll sign it.” (Well. OK, then.)
This isn’t the only example, of course. He did the same thing on the electric fence, which was absolutely just a joke and not a policy position. Unless, a few hours later, you’d like it to be a policy position, in which case it might be. Because, you know… he doesn’t want to offend anyone.
That’s what led me to the conclusion yesterday that Herman Cain doesn’t have a problem with not knowing the issues or with lying. What he does have is an unfortunate propensity to just blurt out the truth without seeming to realize what it will do to his political fortunes. If there’s a flaw here, it’s that he can’t just stick by his original assertion and defend it boldly. He backpedals and tries to please everyone. If Cain honestly thinks that abortion is wrong but that it’s not the federal government’s place to get involved, he should make that case and stick by it.
This led one of my friends – a newly minted Cain supporter – to drop me a line after she’d had time to consider my argument. It included the following:
Maybe you don’t realize in your analytical little brain how offensive it sounds when you say that. Here’s what I hear you saying: Herman Cain shouldn’t be elected because he wasn’t smart enough to figure out what to lie about ahead of time.
Kind of harsh, but I had to admit that maybe that’s what I was saying. Cain wants to be president, but before you can hold that office you have to be a politician first. (And a darn good one at that.) Perhaps Cain would excel at the job as leader of the free world. But he’s not shining at the necessary task of being a good enough politician to get there. Assuming that many of these initial bits of truth telling are how he really feels about these issues, either Herman Cain has to figure out how to win the nomination while espousing positions which are unpopular with the base, or … (deep breath) .. he should have figured out how to lie about it more convincingly in the first place.

 Maybe I have Cain all wrong and should cut him some slack.  I was okay with his original position on abortion, but was opposed to all the walking back because it made him look incompetent.  Maybe I should just keep loving Cain and ignore his back tracking.  I too thought that he should be prepared for these questions, but in reality he was prepared with the truth.  The bad part was that the truth is unpopular with a wide swath of voters, so the back tracking seemed necessary.  It isn't necessary and frankly I would feel much better if he didn't do it.  We are all entitled to make an honest mistake and I apologize for jumping to conclusions and not sticking by my man.  Mr. Cain please stick to your honest answers and stop the BS.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Damn Shame

The recent foot in mouth disease that has attacked Cain, returns me back to that time not too long ago that though I love me some Cain, I just didn't think he had what it took to get the job done.  I would have thought by now he would have good solid answers to the typical Republican candidate questions from the media.  If you don't have a good canned answer on abortion, they will eat you alive and make you look like an idiot (check).  Have not done your foreign war homework, they make you look unprepared to lead the nation (check).  He had this problem a few months back and I chalked it up to inexperience of being in the national spot light, but this time around it is just plain sad and excusable.

If you want to take a libertarian tack on abortion then do so.  Say it is currently the law of the land and you will do what is in your power to change it, but you will also uphold the law.  You think the government should butt out, wonderful.  But some rambling answer that even boarders on criminalization is not going to fly with a huge majority of Americans.  It is okay to be personally against it and wanting to change the law to reduce the numbers. But outlawing it for rape, incest, and health of the mother has proven to be a loser even in South Dakota.  Rambling and split hairs is not going to win you any friends especially with all those single issue voters on both sides.  I am personally against it, but I think it is a decision left to a woman and her doctor.  Do I think it is murder, yep, but God has allowed murder and baby killing for decades. He punishes those according to His plan, so who am I to interfere.

I am sadden that Cain hasn't figured this out yet after months on the trail.  He isn't likely to recover from this latest blunder before he stumbles into the next one because the traps are all laid just waiting on the opportunity for him to bumble his way in.  He needs to sit down and get his shit straight before he blows his golden opportunity.  Adjusting the 9-9-9 to 9-0-9 for the poor is a good thing because it shows that he listens and is willing to fix things as needed.  But keep mucking around and people will believe you don't have a clue about what you are doing.  This is his real danger and he is allowing it to happen by not getting his shit in one sock.

God help us all if Mittens is nominated because the Joker will eat him for lunch and the conservatives with stay home.  They will suck their thumbs and cry about what could have been.  Mittens will suck all the energy out of this election and unless Palin runs as third party, which she only has until the 31st to do to get on some ballots, the enthusiasm on the right dies and momentum shift left.  Some one please help Herman to stop stomping on his dick with golf spikes and win that damn nomination already. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Lesson about Crony Capitalism for the OWS Crowd

A Lesson about Crony Capitalism for the OWS Crowd

You have to wonder how long America will stand by and let itself be raped by the crony capitalist and unions. I hated TARP and the auto bailouts because they didn't let nature take its course to burn away the chafe. Now we see the cronies donating heavily to Romney and Perry, so what are the Angry Joes suppose to think is going to happen if either of them get elected. I am afraid for this country if we don't wake up to the reality that or government is for sale to the biggest donors. We are supposed to have a representative government, but it hasn't represented me in a long time. I want less federal and state intrusion. I want secure boarders. I want equality under that law and the law equally enforced. I want the market to decide outcomes not the feds. Cain may have his issues and his 999 plan may not be perfect, but at least he is trying to bring real change to the system. I will begin to worry about my support for him if he is suddenly flush with cash because that means the big money donors are putting their hooks into him. I would rather see him struggle and win on the backs of the grassroots, than sell out to corporate interests.

The thing is that all the elites and pundits say that he can't win because he does have millions of dollars on hand. This is funny because last time I checked it was votes that got you elected. I know it takes money to get your message out there and to pay people to make phone calls and stage rallies, but the truth is that if you have a message that resonates with the voters you can rise up and slay the money supported dragon. I have questions about the 999 plan, but I also know that unlike Romney and Perry I know that Cain has yet to sell out, that alone is enough to get my vote. I want change and that isn't going to happen by supporting the big money candidate. I am again today donating what I can afford to Cain to keep the wolves at bay and allow his message to get out. I only hope more of the grassroots do the same. I want to put an end to pay to play in our government and representation of special interest.

Friday, October 14, 2011

What I love most about Herman Cain

What I love most about Herman Cain

Spots on the bandwagon are going like hotcakes, don't wait get in on the ground floor.

Which Republican Can Beat Obama?

Which Republican Can Beat Obama?

There is still room on the bandwagon for a few more. Cain is peaking at just the right time and if he can hold on through January, he could be the next President of the United States. If you have a chance visit his website and donate as much as you can (up to the legal limit of course).

Monday, October 10, 2011

Why America Needs Herman Cain

Why America Needs Herman Cain

I guess I am backing the right horse in this race and I hope more Angry Joes follow suit. Time is short because by the end of January the nominee is likely to be decided, so bust out those checkbooks and send what you can to the Cain camp. He is going to need every dollar he can get to combat the crony donations for Mittens and Perry. Time is short and this message needs to be heard. Don't expect to see Cain on TV, except in gotcha interviews (which he holds his own very well). We need to spread the word and fire up the Angry Joes.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Morning, More Anger

My daughter happened to make a trip down to DC yesterday and the Occupiers scared the crap out of her.  They were just a bunch of dumbasses hanging out trying to be cool.  There are a lot of reasons to be angry in America today and there are true protests.  This OWS is just a manipulation by the failing democrats in an attempt to capture the angry middle.

We can not let this happen!  The angry middle has very little sympathy for a bunch of hoodlums running around crapping on police cars, but they are angry with Wall Street for getting bailed out.  If we don't start embracing all average joes that are pissed about how things are going then standby for four more years of the same or worse.  We need to stand tall against corporate and bank bailouts.  We need to stand tall against wasteful government spending.  We need to stand tall against crony capitalist and unions with their huge politician buying donor checks.  We need to stand tall for secure boarders. We need to stand tall for hard work.  We need to stand tall for equal opportunity for all to succeed or fail on their own merits.

This is America and we have a choice over the next few months to turn this country around.  We need to support those who are willing to stand tall for America.  We need people like Cain and Paul to tell the truth and not be afraid. We need to shine the light of truth on the cronies/unions and their big checks. Romney is picking up money left and right from these guys and will win the nomination unless the Angry Joes stand tall and stop him.  If Cain is nominated he is willing and able to stand tall.  He is also able to bring solutions to the table and stand against the cronies/unions.

We are at a crossroads in America and a decision must be made about which direction this country will go.  We can either allow the Joker and his clown posse to continue to lead this country to ruin or we can allow the cronies/unions to put their men in power or we can take control and restore the American Dream.  I personally rather live in a country where hard work and determination dictate the outcomes, then in one where the government and its crony/union donors dictate the outcomes.  Who is willing to standup with me as an Angry Joe?  Enough is enough and now is the time to secure America's future for the Average Joe.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Angry

Hell yeah I'm angry and so are a lot of Americans both on the "Left" and "Right".  The American public has had it with our government, big business, banks, and politicians.  What happened to the land of opportunity? When did it become a land grab for the greedy rich and their puppet politicians?  I am doing okay, but there are a lot of people who aren't and they don't see anyone doing a damn thing about it.

What they have seen this week is a $500+ million of our hard earned tax dollars thrown down another corporate toilet with zero benefit to a single average joe.  How about that stimulus package $800 billion and unemployment is still 9.1%.  How about cash for clunkers, $50K of our tax dollars per vehicle and the average joe still has a brand new five year car payment to show for it.  How about $700 billion to bailout bad mortgages, the banks got theirs and they still get the average joes house too.  Our government is not the solution and they need to stop giving our hard earned dollars away.

The government is never the solution, just look at Obamacare.  How many trillions will be spent to cover ~35 million people, half of which didn't want to be covered anyway?  We need to put the feds back in their Constitutional box and take away their money.  This is America and the failed income tax experiment needs to end.  If you have a head tax then you have a limited budget and every American has skin in the game.  I don't care how you do it straight tax, flat tax, fair tax, but everyone pays an equal share, not some nebulous fair share.  We are all Americans and all equal under the law, that includes tax law.

If you limit the size of their pie they then have to make very hard decisions about what they can do with the money.  They would stop giving away to bailout businesses that make really poor choices.  They would stop propping up oil and gas, which make billions a year.  They would end subsides to aggro-business.  They would have to decide just how much military do we need to protect our boarders, vice police the world.  They would see that SS and Medicare need to be privatized with market solutions because we should not and currently can not meet these obligations to our older generation.  We need limited focused government, where every one is equal under the law (politicians included).

You want to fix this country then being an angry average joe and say enough!  We the People is not just the ultra conservative right, but rather the pragmatic live and let live middle that wants a better life for themselves and their children.  They currently don't see much hope in either party and only two candidates are saying anything worth listening to and that is Cain and Paul.  You can continue to do the same thing over and over expecting different results or you can break free from the BS and find a new path.  I am in the Cain camp because out of all the available choices he is the only one that understands the average joe. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Angry Voters and the start of the Average Joe/Jane Movement!

I think it is funny that the Right isn't getting the fact that there are lots of angry voters still out there that don't necessarily share their view on social issues.  The Tea Party is now firmly set to the Right, which leaves a lot of independents and democrats which are concerned with fiscal issues, but don't share the socially conservative point of view.  I knew this would happen and it may cause an end of the fiscally conservative revolution in this country because everyone will drop back into their same old parties because they can't stomach the other side's social agenda.

This is particularly sad for us frugal Americans that just wanted to turn this country around from wasteful government spending and skyrocketing taxes.  Instead the early bipartisan movement has been steadily replaced by a socially conservative agenda and purity tests.  The "Occupiers of Wall Street" are pissed that things still suck after almost three years with the Joker, but they have no where to turn because the Tea Party now requires them to adopt a very conservative social stance which most won't accept.  The very same things said about the early protesters of the Tea Party is being said again about the Occupiers.  The said fact is that the end goal is the same fix Washington and bring this country back to solid footing financially.  They may be focusing their attention on Wall Street, but this is just another head of the same beast.

The American people want to work and make a better life for themselves and their kids.  This is actually no different than the average person the world around, but here in America we have things that are actively preventing this from happening.  We have an out of control government and people getting rich at the expense of the average joe.  The banks got bailed out, but the average joe still lost his house.  Washington spends us into staggering debt, but the average joe loses his job.  We need a new political movement and we need to focus on the real problem saving the average joe.  We need to reign in the career criminals in Washington, the fat cats of Wall Street, and the crony capitalist.  This is a three headed beast that conspires time and time again to screw the average joe.  The funny thing is that it is now getting to the point that there is nothing left to steal, so now what.

If we are going to fix this country, we need to start fixing Washington, so they will stop taking the average joe's hard earned money and using it to bailout Wall Street and giving sweetheart deals to corporations that support their re-election campaigns.  This ends now!  It is time for the average joes of all social stripes to stand against government and business corruption and take back this country.  We were founded on the idea that any average joe can succeed in this nation with hard work and determination.  We the People need to return to this idea and leave the social engineering behind.  We all succeed or fail by the sweat of our brows and refuse to look to the government for a handout. We refuse to allow our tax dollars to be wasted or to line the pockets of business.

Who will stand with me as an average joe or jane to say enough of this BS.  We need to take America Back and make it again the land of opportunity.  If any candidate doesn't see this as the major issue of the 2012 election then they should not even be running to lead this great nation.  I think you can be social conservative and be an average joe or jane, but you can also be social pragmatic and maybe even slightly liberal and still be an average joe or jane.  Here is to the average joes and janes!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Romney and Rubio in 2012

Romney and Rubio in 2012

He is some evidence of that Rubio buzz, but why does he have to be paired with the Ronmey anchor? Sure a Romney/Rubio ticket is likely to mop the floor with the Joker, but more on Rubio's strength than Romney's. Plus we would be stuck with Romney for probably eight years and are we really ready for that. I want to beat the Joker, but do I really want Mitt for eight. I would take Rubio for eight and maybe even Cain or Ryan. I want something more for my vote than Mitt.

Articles: Why Support Herman Cain's Candidacy?

Articles: Why Support Herman Cain's Candidacy?

The buzz is generating on why Cain is a good choice and now another name is starting to get more attention and it isn't Christie, it is my old friend Marco Rubio. Rubio is going to be trouble for some of the "birther" slant because his parents were not born here. Some say he doesn't have enough experience to be even considered, but Rush doesn't seem to have any problem with this strong, principled, articulate conservative. It seems that we haven't found the breath of fresh air that we need in this face to mop the floor with the Joker. I think there are choices such as Cain, Rubio, Ryan, and even Perry or Palin that when properly paired could easily beat the crap out of the Joker. We need to keep our eye on the Senate to ensure even if the Joker wins in a miracle he can't do any more damage to the country.

The good news is that the silliness will end by the end of October because after that any late comer won't be able to get on the ticket in all 50 states. We will have to wait to Halloween before we know the final field, but by then it just may not matter. It will be fun to watch and see who does and does not get in and who throws support behind whom. The fun continues for another month.