Didn’t get this posted yesterday, so it’s a mix of new & old news. Still worth a look though. Most of the links have to do with the various elections taking place today around the country.
Playing nice with GOP moderates is a suckers game. Is Scozzafava’s endorsement of Owens a coup for Democrats? Not if you are even remotely familiar with her record. There is nothing Conservative or even Republican about her. Her endorsement is vindication for Hoffman backers who had her pegged from the beginning.
Meanwhile, W.H. operatives Valarie Jarret and David Plouffe express their “concern” that by rejecting moderates the GOP will be marginalized for year to come. Their “concern” is total bull, of course. Dems continue their efforts to marginalize Conservatives, and if they portray sensible GOP moderates as being overrun by crazed Conservatives, perhaps those moderates will likely turn to the Democrats. Other quotes from Politico: Carville: “Reagan’s big tent just collapsed.” Axelrod: “Clear message to moderates”. Touching.
This gets me back on my soapbox to lecture about the necessity for Conservatives to define themselves, rather than continue to let the media and Democrats define us at least in terms of public opinion. I can’t think of anyone on the national level who appears capable of explaining Conservative views in a clear manner. And that is a problem.
Meanwhile, it appears the Dems are well on their way to stealing the NJ Gubernatorial election, with the help of ACORN/SEIU.
ACORN and its political offspring the Working Families Party are already planning to protest the vote in NY23.
Meet Angelo Maragos, a Republican candidate for NY City Council, running in a hard-core Democrat district of the city. This is an eye-opener regarding the extent of corruption and fraud perpetrated in NYC by ACORN and its Working Families Party.
The Dem/ACORN/WFP isn’t wasting any time trying to screw with Republican voters. Win or lose, it is imperative that Republicans fight back. As this incident demonstrates, the thugs will back down if confronted.
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From Human Events:
The United States has largest energy reserves on Earth, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.
…the U.S. has 1,321 billion barrels of oil (or barrels of oil equivalent for other sources of energy) when combining its recoverable natural gas, oil and coal reserves.
While Russia is a close second with 1,248 billion barrels, other energy producing nations are far behind. No. 3 is Saudi Arabia (543 billion barrels), followed by China (494 billion barrels), Iran (426 billion barrels) and Canada (221 billion barrels.)
And the Eco-terrorists and Democrats won’t allow access. There’s a Sarah Palin op-ed in here somewhere.
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Obama’s approach to foreign policy and relations: what would a community organizer do? Makes as much sense as anything.
During last year’s campaign, I spent some time in Chicago looking into Obama’s career as an organizer. A number of the people he worked with back then — he was on the job for all of three years, from 1985 to 1988 — are still in the field today, and they have vivid memories of their time with future president. Talking to them, and looking back over Obama’s record, it was hard to avoid the conclusion that as an organizer, Obama started a lot of projects, gave a lot of inspirational talks, but accomplished very little.
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Man, VDH is a downer:
Remember, all these are just the preliminaries. The Bush tax cuts have not yet expired, but will soon. Inheritance taxes will soon skyrocket. The promised end to the FICA caps on the “wealthy” is coming — along with surcharges on energy and health care. For some, that could easily mean a combined 20% hike in FICA and income taxes, tacked onto state tax hikes, not to mention more property, sales, and local taxes. Given that Obama got 56% of the vote of those who make over $200,000 it should, well, be interesting. (e.g., “Surely, Buffy, Barack didn’t mean us, did he?) Then there is the 2,000 page health care bill that your family doctor will have to sort out.
To think we have three more years of this.
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Politico: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers. You had to know the CBC would throw the race card eventually. To be fair, I suspect 99.9% of the current crop of politicians (R as well as D) should be subject to ethics probes. Corruption is an equal opportunity affair, after all.
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Another book on my reading list: We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future, by Matthew Spalding. Spalding talks about his book with Ed Feulner, at Town Hall, and writes about it at PowerLine.