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Tag: conservatism (page 2)
Part of the problem with the electorate, is a decidedly poor attention span.
Most folks can't hold on to a thought for more than a minute or so before the phone rings, or a hot flash news item distracts them. In fact lives have become so busy, its amazing that understanding of cause and effect is as broad as the 5% that it seems to be. In fact I fear analytical abilities are on the wane. Without that important skill, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep people focused on what has truly become the enemy of our liberty.
When government controls our purse, we are not truly free.
Below the fold, is a new project I hope will help to reverse the trend towards political and economic ignorance. It will be offered free for a time to radio stations that wish to have a morning minute type programming, or even something for fill in between programming. It will be edgy, and hopefully coherent.
The idea came while making commercials for the state representative race I was recently involved with. As one of the most effective parts of the campaign, it was clear how effective radio could be if used properly. At the same time, it provides a new programming option for stations that want to enhance their talk radio line up.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Half-baked L. Brooks Patterson just can't stop himself from placing his ham-handed electioneering fingers into any CD-11 event that should be decided by voters.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is renewing his call for Republicans and Democrats to narrow their selection to one candidate to avoid the cost of a special primary election to fill the term of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter.
Um, Brooks .. there is only one Democrat from Local 245 in the special election. AND there was only one Republican that filed well in advance too, well, until the cabals write-in candidate and her endorsing former state legislator and current Livonia council president, undoubtedly squeezed that Livonia civics grapevine enlisting at least two other filers covering for write-in Nansee Crassis.
Patterson said Tuesday that both major political parties should hold a lottery to pick one Republican and one Democrat in order to avoid a special primary election Sept. 5.
Fiscal responsibility? Really? Sorry bub, you tossed that meme out the window with pushing the DIA tax hike.
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
You read that right. After the signature gathering primary election fact, smear merchant write-in Nancy voted for expanding Crony Capitalism that continues to spell doom in Pontiac, and Corporate welfare in Detroit. Her vote. Sure, ringleader L. Brooks Patterson is able to appear as the mack daddy of SE Michigan, if, or the reality is, when Oakland County is able to keep them taxpayer subsidized, write-in Nancy approved pie plates spinning in the air. All it takes is for folk like them, is to reach into Joe Taxpayer's pocket to do it, and now, L. Brooks Patterson is pushing the DIA tax hike too.
"Taxes go to projects that are worthy, whether we use them or not," Patterson said, noting that when he travels around the world to recruit business, he is always asked about schools, neighborhoods and cultural amenities. "The DIA is a huge opportunity for me to answer that question in a positive way. It's an economic development tool for me."
Or not? Holy bejesus! Why don't you have another cocktail, Brooksie? You too, Nolan.
Now, the truth below.
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True conservative Republicans don't cheat.
They don't need to.
When Rep Roy Schmidt -D became Rep Roy Schmidt -R, it didn't change who he was. Like painting a blue Ford Pinto red, it hardly makes it a Lincoln Towncar. The taint that is now apparently giving fuel to the most leftist Democrats for the upcoming elections truly drives home the fact that where THEY come from nowadays, is really a degenerate pool of deceit and sleight of hand. By embracing the left into the Republican party, the infection is immediately seen for what it is.
True principles do not allow deception to become a part of their playbook. Open, honest, and upfront dealings, along with explanation of consequence are the only way in which political matters should be handled. Sadly, there are still those who are willing to accept a second rate toss off from a second rate political ideology that has no conscience.
Remember who hid the source of funding and authorship until a Mackinac center intern discovery, of the RMGN document. The admission as displayed in the discovery, was they (the Dems) were worried about their reelection chance in 2010, so a small cheat was needed. The cheat as was revealed was the nearly complete re-write of our Michigan constitution. They won't talk about that along side new complaints about the Republicans will they?
And then recall the big cheat, where not only was a vote draining scheme concocted, it involved straight up fraud and document forgery. Hell some of the candidates not only lived outside the district, but didn't even know they were running! But the Dems won't do anything but briefly complain that because they were busted then, the republicans should face the same fate now. And never mind the fact that in their effort 9 felony counts were placed on the culprits in contrast to ZERO for this recent event.
And now, the lefty Dems are crying foul for a "Republican" scheme to win a particular seat once occupied by the same man who wants to occupy it as a republican?
Yeah. I can relate.
Republicans need to give him back. He isn't natural here. It isn't what we are about. That's THEIR gig, and they are upset our leadership got excited about picking up the seat. No excuses. Wrong is wrong, and people are about sick of the games played simply so some can hold on to their political jobs. Schmidt is a Democrat, played a lefty game, and became the baby ruth in our pool.
Get the net.
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A friend attended the Romney campaign event at the Park Place Dome in Traverse City Michigan, and bought himself a hat.
Each Presidential Election cycle, he has bought a trinket, or Souvenir or shirt etc, and in the past he has bought a few hats.
For a moment, ignore the subtle tagline that is Oh-So-Apropriate, and note his objection was that for the first time, a hat he bought from a Republican presidential effort came from China.
Saying as little as necessary, this tag says so very much.
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When campaigns gather information from strategists, one of the most annoying things I notice is the importance placed on poll-tested buzz words. In a Republican primary, where every candidate seeks to gain the vote of its base, the biggest buzz word is 'conservative.'
During the 2010 elections, newly active conservatives (the tea party) worked to unseat Democrats who played the big buzz word but then voted for the wholesale take over of the health industry. They also worked to primary (negate incumbency) life-time anointed Republicans who hadn't really been scrutinized in the past.
The actions of the tea party showed they didn't need to be told who is more conservative, they understood instinctively.
One of my favorite quotes from Margaret Thatcher is, "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't." I have used that quote in the past referring to conservative candidates. If you have to tell people you are a conservative, you aren't.
But Mitt Romney really stepped in it at CPAC. I've read that he was supposed to say he was a conservative governor, and that he ad-libbed the word 'severely.' That may or not be true, but to use both words suggests neither have meaning.
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By DetroitRight, Section News
Now this is unbelievable. A couple of Marines decided to treat a few dead Taliban terrorists to a good old fashioned "golden shower."
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By JGillman, Section News
A political friend wrote to me on the rail issue and Mayor Daniels stand against using those federal dollars. Quoting the New York Times article, he asked:
"Is there more to this strategy? Or is our best hope for change based on the martyrdom of political kamikazes?
My reply as all too often, was a curt
"Won't matter in a couple years anyhow".
That was Christmas morning.
Looking back at the question again, I decided it warranted a better reply. First of all, the sender is a very good conservative ally, and secondly, is likely to ascend to higher office in the foreseeable future.
I felt he needed a better explanation.
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