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By JGillman, Section News
Talking about how moderates have been chased out, and that is the reason for the pretender keeping his job in the white house.
The moderates en-mass, are the modern day equivalent of Neville Chamberlain, offering appeasement and capitulation thus normalizing the freakish behaviors, looting, and social destruction the progressives bring. Instead of making an argument for a principle, offering instead a "respect" for a perverted point of view tendered by those progressives. The looters outnumber us, the voting wolves are upon the voting sheep, and the cycle is now irreversible.
Until Rome burns completely.
OK. Funny thing about the type of misery those looting folks are going to discover. Pain is truly theoretical until one places that hand upon the stove. Stupidity MUST be painful.
This election should have been a blow out.
Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum or any of the others down to that crazyassed Gary Johnson should have blown out the loser who has presided over an actual 11% unemployment, and 30% under-employment, loss of stature in the world, defective energy policy, tyrannical regulatory environments, lessened security, inappropriate supreme court justice picks, etc., etc., and freaking etc..
Romney became that moderate. Ask his etch-a-sketch.
Yes, this election should have been a blow out. Instead it was an absolute embarrassment.
And we have now lost the United states Supreme court, and quite possibly our constitution forever.
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Bottom line, don't expect a squishy Republican to have your back.
Michigan House and Senate Republicans have found this out. Between vetoing some of the new voter rules, ignoring legislative will with the bridge, and making it clear he would not be signing on to RTW once it appeared to have broader support, Snyder has been as squishy as a Halloween pumpkin left on the porch till April. Add to this an almost eager demeanor (promoting it early 2011) on the (Obamacare) healthcare exchange and its about as rotten too.
He makes the arguments for team Obama. He's made the argument for Team Granholm.
So what happens when Rick gets primaried in 2014?
It may not be like the RINO loser Charlie Christ who lost in 2010 to Marco Rubio, and has since shown his true colors:
Former Republican Florida governor Charlie Crist, writing in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times, endorsed President Obama, calling him "the right leader for our state and the nation."
Cough .. Cough .. GAG... OMG Charlie, this is NOT Venezuela!
And now he will be a speaker at the Democratic Convention next week in Charlotte. Continuing:
Crist lost a bid for the Senate two years ago to tea party favorite Marco Rubio in a bitter battle that divided the state's Republican Party. The moderate Republican ran as an independent in the general election after polls showed him losing the GOP primary to Rubio.See what happens when you steal candy from a baby?
NO, I don't expect Snyder to go all out and pick up his toys and go home like Crist. But the pandering to the left, and trying to appease them on THEIR issues is unproductive and teaches no lessons. Shaking the non conservative elements out of our party can only help when insisting OUR message is correct. We cannot endure the acceptance of platforms crafted by the other team.
A primary MUST happen in 2014.
Recall that Snyder got 36% of the vote in the 2010 primary, during a year when the Dem crossover into Republican territory was at its peak. Its time to stop the Crist-crossing of political moderation.
If we cannot stand for our message, and cannot stand by it, we cannot teach it.
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You have to hand it to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels for being a good conservative message carrier in the last few days.
By golly, standing up for something like Right-To-Work when there is an opportunity like no other is a pretty clear message with whom he might side. Contrast that to the moderate occupying the executive branch in our state, and we find that Michigan is indeed dark to the light in a state southern to us. Contrast it to the pandering to the left of some congressmen who represent Michigan, to others who understand the limitations placed on government, as their The edges are defined, and it appears there is no question if conservatives have a friend in Lansing, or Washington, or not.
Add to this, Mr Daniels was selected as the standard for rebuttal of the President's SOTU speech the other night, and even with a dry presentation it cut some clear lines of delineation between those of us on the right, and the left so often emulated by moderates. When Daniels answered Obama:"
In fact, looking at the health care exchange, and light bulbs, we can see that the second view has been alive and well in Michigan and those charged to represent us.
I hope the Republican establishment view that capitulating to the left's desires brings us together somehow, can be replaced by the solid philosophical grounding that conservatism brings. Sometimes one has to be strong. Rather than emulate even the most modest of progressive ideals which are nearly always counter productive, perhaps our Republican leaders in Michigan can learn a little from this perceived establishment governor, from a state with people so much like our own. Conservative messages well delivered will win. Solutions are at hand. We just need to use them.
And in both cases it demonstrates a measure of true leadership.
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By JGillman, Section News
In a time when conservatism has regained the eye and can be found more in the heart of America, those who refuse to stand for anything, seem to expend more effort standing AGAINST those who would presumably be their allies.
Some Republicans have consistently, even in the face of gains made by "tea party" conservatives in their party, shunned those gains, and pegged the new conservatism as "extreme." Rather than embrace the ideas of responsibility and restraint with regard to government, they have instead attempted to scuttle reform efforts by those who were in fact elected under a conservative flag. Such things as spending within means, and abiding by the constitution, to centrists, is tantamount to guaranteeing they would be unelected in following cycles.
So instead of promoting any message that is constitutionally legitimate, or perhaps even (dare we suggest) "righteous," it is far easier to put finger to the wind, and see where society would accept deviation from current conditions and then assume relatively safe positions. Far easier to be "politically correct," slight those who share your party banner, and continue a path toward complete socialism for the sake of personal power.
And they call it "moderation," being reasonable, more "centrist."
Including some notable Michiganders and others below the fold.
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By JGillman, Section News
I like your work usually. I am not often your worst critic, but you are making the same mistake as those folks who think "the middle is where it's at" have made for years. Its what has screwed this country up in the first place. And its what was turned out in a number of primaries around the country, in a process that will continue to be done as long as we have a chance to rescue our constitution from the lefties and milquetoast RINOs.
Nolan Finley writes yesterday about Trump, Palin, Bachmann as if they are on the same wavelength. Adding in Herman Cain, he postures further, that these four are as likely to be on the Republican presidential ticket as Dennis Kucinich.
"Meanwhile, the Republicans with a legitimate shot at the nomination and a serious message to bring are practically ignored. Trump has accrued more air time over the past two months than have former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana and former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts combined."
Nolan? Repeat after me: "I have largely ignored the message by the Tea Party over the last two years, and find myself afraid to challenge the conventional wisdom as designed by my media masters." Its true.
And you may be right that Trump will not be there. But for far different reasons that are as alien to your consideration as the square peg-round hole association of Palin, Caine, or Bachmann to Trump.
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By JGillman, Section News
Tis true... The Republicans in congress have just been 'served'.
Rear ends on a platter, placed at a disadvantage, made to look mushy..yada yada. Republicans lost an advantage to the president last night because they don't yet understand that some things have deeper meanings.
Ronald Reagan said it best when he asked:
"Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?"
So following the election of November 2010, and the clarified will of the people, it would seem an opportune time to demonstrate that new clarity in a bold and cutting manner. The smallest section of the legislative chambers reflecting who was shown to be on the wrong side of the country with regard to their legislative maneuvering on such things as health care, energy, and social policy. It could have been so clear in the televised fashion, that change did indeed happen.
First, from a more free market type of economy, to a top down planned one. Then from a majority in the house to a decisive minority as a result of that very move.
Bold differences separate the lunacy on the left to the conservative ideals of the right. And it happens here as well. (more below)
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Is Snyder trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? After reading in today's detnews.com that Snyder is out on the campaign trail in Detroit with Bill "Passionate Moderate" Milliken, it would appear that he is.
"Our relationship began when I was lieutenant governor presiding over the Senate and Mayor Young was a state senator," Milliken said at a campaign event in Corktown. "At that time, we didn't get along too well."
But like the state and the city, the two realized over time "both of us needed each other," Milliken said. "We developed a warm personal relationship."
Again, let's examine what the State of Michigan and the City of Detroit have become through moderate right and progressive left leadership.
It all paints a dismal landscape for Michigan's future for me.
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Meg Whitman idolizing a self-avowed communist should be held exemplar of the many ills within the Republican Party. Sure, Whitman is running for governor in California, but we here in Michigan have our own RINO, err, "Moderate" candidate backed by the MI-GOP.
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