Posts for August, 2012
The following video has the potential to be a skit on Saturday Night Live:
After asking future brides and grooms to request that their guests donate to the "re-elect Barry" campaign in lieu of wedding gifts, and then having Michelle Obama solicite donations when sending in birthday wishes to the prez, the American people are now being treated to a pathetic beg-for-money video?
Barack Obama has disgraced the office of the President in more ways than one, and this plea adds to the list.
(And funny how the left implies Romney is a wimp, but Obama admits he has to clear his own donation to himself with Michelle?)
As for being so "grassroots" and having to depend upon those small contributions (unlike the Republican candidate for president), what does Obama call his $40,000-a-plate Hollywood fundraisers? or the $38,500.00 per couple upcoming Barry O. birthday bash? Chump change?
What a hoot. And what a clear-cut example of desperation. Maybe - just maybe - the Obama campaign is beginning to realize that President Kardashian's (oops!), President Obama's chances for re-election are slipping away...
Personally, I don't believe an un-presidential commercial showing the prez typing in his own contribution to his own re-election campaign is going to help. If anything, it will turn even more people off - as it should.
Come Tuesday, August 14th, Wisconsinites will be voting for a Republican candidate to win the U.S. Senate seat of outgoing (finally) Herbie "do nothing" Kohl. Any of the four - Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde, Mark Neuman, or Jeff Fitzgerald are much better choices than the Democratic alternative - ultra-leftie Tammy Baldwin.
My personal favorite of the Republican candidates is Jeff Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald did the heavy lifting in Madison and stood with Governor Walker to enact bold and necessary reforms and legislation. Fitzgerald has proven himself time and time again. He is risking a lot by stepping down from his position as State Assembly Speaker and doesn't have a job to return to if he loses the U.S. Senate campaign. Fitzgerald has also stayed out of the negative ads battle, deciding to sit back rather than bash his fellow challengers. Unfortunately, Fitzgerald has been behind in getting his message out and voters don't appear as familiar with him as they do with the other three candidates. His chances of winning on Tuesday appear slim.
Mark Neumann and Eric Hovde are also well-qualified candidates - both running successful businesses, creating jobs for many, speaking out against Obamacare, big government, and reckless spending. Both are fiscal conservatives with actual plans on addressing unemployment, the budget deficit, and debt crisis the nation finds itself in under Obama.
Tommy Thompson has the name-recognition, years of experience in various aspects of government, and a well-earned reputation as a former Governor of Wisconsin. Thompson's bold W2 reforms have recently been shot down by Obama (no need to work anymore to receive a government check - once again Barry is just trolling for votes...with no respect for the taxpaying public). Thompson was also a leader on school choice. Thompson's years of working in Washington D.C in the Bush Administration as the Secretary of Health and Human Services have prepared him for knowing how to get things done in Washington D.C.
However, what it all boils down to is: who can beat Baldwin?
Millions of dollars from every left-wing and fringe group are pouring in to Ms. Baldwin's coffers. It's a given that she will have the majority of votes from The People's Republic of Madison and the pro-entitlement crowd and lefties in Milwaukee (similar to Tom "three time loser" Barrett). Across the state, though, it will be a different story.
I believe that ANY of the four Republican candidates can and should beat Baldwin come November. All the Republican candidates have to do is point to Baldwin's socialist pro-Obama voting record. She is one of the most liberal politicians (even more so than Russ Finkgold) to go to Washington D.C. Right now, people are really concerned about the economy, jobs, and direction the country is headed. Most are not too happy and downright upset with the way things are going. The current President seems oblivious to the difficult realities many people are facing - and Obama and his fellow Democrats/socialists have offered no plan (other than the usual - raising taxes) to solve the nation's ills. Obama is doing all he can to destroy America and rebuild it as he sees fit. The majority of us are hoping that Obamacare - a socialist power grab - is repealed. We need new leadership before it is too late. The country IS at a tipping point.
Do we want a "pro-entitlement, bigger government" mentality to win out come November?
Most of us say "NO." And with that, I say that ANY of the four Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate seat will help us achieve our goal of making the United States the greatest nation on earth. Tammy Baldwin, along with President Kardashian, must be sent packing. This is one of the most important - if not THE most important - elections in our nations history. Do we want socialism (ala Obama) or freedom (ala Romney) to win?
When all is said and done, it is my strong belief that former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson will emerge victorious after the primaries - and he will go on to become the next United States Senator from Wisconsin, serving with President Mitt Romney!!!
(Just learned that presidential hopeful Republican Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin's own Paul Ryan as his VP! EXCELLENT choice!)
As many know, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced over the weekend that he had chosen Wisconsin's own Paul Ryan as his VP running mate. Republicans and conservatives like myself couldn't be happier! What an excellent choice.
Ryan brings so much to the ticket - with sound solutions and actual plans to solve the many challenges facing the country. Ryan is well-spoken, smart, and has the ability to hold his own against both Obama, Biden, other Democrats, and the media. The Democratic attack and distort machine will be in full swing. (Romney even made a plea during the rally in Waukesha to Obama: “This is a campaign about America’s future. So Mr. President, time to take your campaign out of the gutter and let’s talk about the real issues that people are facing.” How true. ) Romney and Ryan are well-prepared. All they have to do is put the focus on the issues and ideological differences between Romney and Obama. All they have to do is point to the failures and ineptitude of a president who has demonstrated over and over that he doesn't want America to be exceptional. With the selection of Ryan, Obama's anti-American policies are finally going to be forced out in the open. Obama won't be able to hide behind simply attacking Romney and avoiding discussions of any substance.
I was lucky enough to be one of the 13,000-plus in attendance at the Romney/Ryan Homecoming at the Waukesha Expo on August 12, 2012. This event - planned in a few hours - was unbelievable. (As was the traffic jam! - but no one really seemed to mind!) What an impressive gathering - huge crowds, lots of cheering, clapping, enthusiasm, and optimism all around. People ARE pumped! This is history in the making. Americans are gearing up to take their country back!
All I can say is WOW!!!
Here are some pics I took during the event:
So many people showed to support Romney and Ryan that the event had to be moved outdoors to accommodate the huge crowds...
The next President of the United States - Mitt Romney!!!
And Wisconsin's own - the future Vice-President - Paul Ryan!
My favorite candidate for the United States senate - Jeff Fitzgerald posing with one of his many supporters...
What an event to remember! Let's keep the momentum going. Be sure to vote on August 14th in the primary election. Let's focus on making Wisconsin a red state and help elect Romney and Ryan in to the White House come November! This election is so important, with the very future of America at stake.
“We are not going to change America into something we don’t recognize. We are going to restore it to what made us the shining city on the hill." - Mitt Romney (8/12/12)
Newsweek magazine, well-known for its ultra-left leanings, fawning lovefest with Obama, and open disdain for all things Republican and/or conservative, has come out with an August shocker:
Yes, you read that headline correctly. "Hit the road, Barack - Why We Need a New President." ON THE COVER OF NEWSWEEK!!!
The actual article was written by Niall Ferguson, a British historian and economist. In his column, Ferguson lists WHY Obama must not be re-elected, using factual examples of Obama's failings.
A small sampling:
1) Obama promised, when elected, to add new jobs and lay a foundation for economic growth. (We all know how well that worked out - unemployment went above 8% and continues to stay there. More people aren't even being counted in the unemployment numbers anymore since they have stopped looking for employment. The real national unemployment number is closer to 15%. Obama's open disdain for the private sector and hard workers was on full display when he arrogantly stated: "You didn't build that" when referencing those who did, indeed, build that. And the additional rules, regulations and taxes being imposed on businesses by an ever-expanding Obama government is NOT "laying the foundation for economic growth." Obama's policies are killing economic growth.)
2) Real median annual household income has dropped more than 5 percent since June 2009. Nearly 110 million individuals received a welfare benefit in 2011, mostly Medicaid or food stamps.
3) Since 2008, Obama's government has added 3.6 million people to the Social Security program under disability (for many, this is a last resort once 60 to 99 weeks worth of unemployment benefits run out.).
4) And all this despite a far bigger hike in the federal debt than we were promised. According to the 2010 budget, the debt in public hands was supposed to fall in relation to GDP from 67 percent in 2010 to less than 66 percent this year. If only. By the end of this year, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), it will reach 70 percent of GDP. These figures significantly understate the debt problem, however. The ratio that matters is debt to revenue. That number has leapt upward from 165 percent in 2008 to 262 percent this year, according to figures from the International Monetary Fund. Among developed economies, only Ireland and Spain have seen a bigger deterioration.
5) Unemployment was supposed to be 6 percent by now. It has averaged 8.2 percent this year so far. (It was even as high as 10% early in Obama's term.)
6) Not only did the initial fiscal stimulus fade after the sugar rush of 2009, but the president has done absolutely nothing to close the long-term gap between spending and revenue.
7) Welcome to Obama’s America: nearly half the population is not represented on a taxable return—almost exactly the same proportion that lives in a household where at least one member receives some type of government benefit. We are becoming the 50–50 nation—half of us paying the taxes, the other half receiving the benefits.
Ferguson points out many other Obama broken promises and policy disasters (including, of course, health care reform known as "Obamacare"or "Obamatax") , and reaches the following conclusion:
It will be interesting to see future editions of Newsweek. Only time will tell if the Obama story is just an anomaly - or are the folks at Newsweek REALLY tearing up their Obama Fan Club membership cards...
In honor of the GOP Convention, a kind, compassionate tweet from liberal Hollywood actress, Ellen Barkin...
Oh, those self-proclaimed open-minded, caring, compassionate liberals! Ya gotta love 'em. Just as President Obama called for a "new civility" after the Arizona shootings, then turned around and proceeded with an in the gutter sleaze campaign against Mitt Romney, seems that Ms. Barkin didn't get the memo on civility, either.
Does anyone out there think for a minute if any Republican Hollywood actor/actress (I know, they are a scarce breed in tinseltown) had uttered such words aimed at the Democratic National Convention that this wouldn't be a full-blown news story 24/7 for days on end? The liberal media would be besides themselves to destroy whomever would have had the nerve to tweet such reprehensible views.
Hypocrisy is alive and well - in the Democratic party.
On a happier note, looks like a great GOP Convention! The state of Wisconsin is represented well - with Reince Priebus, Ron Johnson, Scott Walker, Sean Duffy, and of course - our own Paul Ryan making Wisconsin proud! Our state is a leader in setting the tone for the future political landscape in the United States. Looking good!!!
Just a few highlights from the speeches of Condoleezza Rice and Paul Ryan from the GOP convention in Tampa, Florida:
- It's Hemmer Time Rain: "Hold my umbrella" - Benghazi: "Stand Down" (52)
- Cook's Corner Facebook recipes, who knew? The Best Pork Tenderloin (1)
- The Engineering Perspective The Raw Milk Debate (96)
- Eagle's Eye Stroke Story (26)
- "Hear's" to Life! Outnumbered in the Elder Care Journey (2)
- A Day in Ion Square A Change in Topic (101)
- Community Splashes Come meet the team from Transport Waukesha and enjoy a community social
- Alien Relay 2.0 To discharge or otherwise discriminate against any individual because of any of the following (228)
- Lake Country Rotary Happenings Splash Pad Ground Breaking Has Happened!
- Dispatches from the GOP convention Photos from Romney, Ryan events (24)