The Tenants of Paulism

By “Truth for America”:

1.  After becoming a Paulite, from henceforth you must address him as Dr. Paul, not merely as Ron Paul.  Remind others who forget to do this of their transgression.

2.  Above all, you must show absolute devotion to Dr. Paul.  No criticism, negative words, or disagreement with his policies should be unaddressed.

3.  You are to spend your discipleship period proselytizing others who may not know the wondrous works of Dr. Paul.  You should spend 2 hours a day posting comments about our Leader and also creating Dr. Paul Facebook groups.  An additional 2 hours a day should be spent roving websites which contain critical articles about Dr. Paul and filling the comments sections with the truth.  Refer to other Republicans candidates as a *%^&%.

4.  An attempt should be made every day to get onto a talk radio show to have even greater access to the unwashed masses.  You should disguise the real reason for your call to the call screener and then confront the host on why he/she does not support Dr. Paul.  Be sure to use the phrase, “Dr. Paul is the only true conservative candidate.”

5.  Express your solidarity with the Muslim people.  Label anyone who makes comments about terrorism as anti-Muslim.  Muslims are not at war with the West.

6.  You are not an Israelite.  Do not show support for Jews or Israel.  They do not need our help and we should stop sending them money.

7.  Believe in diplomacy.  9-11 would not have happened if we had not been bombing Arab nations.  We need to talk to countries like Iran.  They are not a threat to the U.S.

8.  When possible, question why 9-11 happened.  There is proof that the U.S. government bombed the Twin Towers.

9.  Whenever discussing Paulism, point out the lack of intelligence by those who don’t agree with you.  If they further argue their point, insult them until they lose all will to continue the conversation.  After they stop, keep insulting them until they re-engage.  Then you will be able to educate them properly.

10.  Opponents should be referred to as neo-Cons, sheep, Zionists, Jew-lovers, Pro-Israel, occupationists, warmongers, etc.

11.  Contribute all available cash to the campaign.  Encourage others to give up necessities to also contribute.  The times demand it.  Revolution is here.

12.  If you are presented with an argument that you are not sure how to respond, remind the other person that they don’t understand the Constitution.  If they did, they would vote for Ron Paul.

13.  Daily articles and Pro-Dr. Paul columns should be circulated through email, Facebook, Twitter, and other mediums.

14.  If Dr. Paul is not successful in obtaining the nomination, you are to write his name in on the ticket.  You are voting on principle.  It would be better to write him in and lose allowing Obama to be re-elected. A statement must be made to America.  A 2% voting bloc will accomplish this.

15.  Be sure to mention the Federal Reserve at least twice in any conversation.

16.  Polls showing Dr. Paul losing should be disregarded.  They are made up by the mainstream media and Fox News to restrict his message.

17.  Dr. Paul is a devout Christian.  He voted to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  Homosexuality is not a crime.  The government should not legislate behaviors that are sins.  This is also why we must fight to legalize drugs and prostitution to achieve a moral society.

18.  Racial slurs can be used in printed Paulism material.  If confronted, you can claim that Dr. Paul was not aware of these printings as someone else wrote them.

19.  If you meet people who support other Republican Presidential candidates, say ________ is the same as Obama.

20.  Finally, whenever espousing the virtues of Dr. Paul, begin your sentences with “Dr. Paul is the only” or “Dr. Paul is the most consistent.”  This will drive home the message that Dr. Paul is the only candidate who can save this country.

American Family Association Founder Endorses Newt Gingrich

Newsmax:

The Rev. Donald E. Wildmon is urging Christian voters in Iowa to vote for Newt Gingrich in their caucuses on Tuesday in what he describes as the “most critical” election in American history.

Wildmon also warns that voting for other “good” conservative candidates will ensure Mitt Romney’s victory.

Wildmon, founder of the American Family Association, is one of the nation’s most respected Christian leaders and has been at the forefront for decades in fighting for traditional values against a rising tide of secularism.

In an exclusive interview Thursday with Newsmax, Wildmon said other candidates in the Republican race, including Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Michele Bachmann, are all “good people.”

But he said a vote for any of them will divide the conservative vote and help former Massachusetts Gov. Romney.

Wildmon told Newsmax that Newt Gingrich is the only candidate who can wrest the White House back from President Barack Obama.

“I think he is the one person that could win the White House and make some of the changes that are desperately needed,” Wildmon insisted. “I think that he would be able to defeat Obama, and also he would be able to defeat Romney.”

Read more on Newsmax.com: Rev. Wildmon Urges Christians to Pick Gingrich in Most Crucial Election

Westerners Defy Reckless Federal Bureaucrats With Threat of Mass Force

Larry Pratt:

For example, over near Deming, New Mexico is the Gila National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service wanted to make almost all of it off limits for people — until the militia of Luna County intervened. They told the feds that they would resist any effort by the Forest Service to restrict access to visitors. The result? Visitors have continued to access all of the Gila National Forest!

In the Southeast corner of the state, many landowners have working oil wells on their property. The EPA told the oil operators they would have to stop operating their wells because there was too much risk of harming the environment. At a town hall meeting convened by the EPA, a woman in her 60s rose to address the feds. She pointed out that her land had been in her family for over 200 years, and she was not about to let some official from an unconstitutional bureaucracy tell her what she could or could not do with her land.

The woman ended by warning the feds that her family has many guns and a huge supply of ammunition, and they would use all of it if needed to keep the EPA off of their land. The locals who had packed out the hearing room jumped to their feet with a shout and prolonged applause. That was in August of this year. As of November, oil is still being pumped at full tilt.

In Otero County, villages in the mountains are surrounded by forests. The county commission voted to establish an 80,000 acre plan to manage forest overgrowth. Residents wanted to cut fire breaks to protect their homes in Cloudcroft, but the Forest Service said, “No.” The residents responded that they had to for safety’s sake and were going to construct the fire break in spite of the Forest Service. Residents were told that if they cut down any trees, they would be arrested. But Sheriff Raymond Cobos told the Forest Service that if they made any arrests, they would be arrested for false arrest.

Not only were the trees cut down with no opposition from the feds, the first tree was cut down by Congressman Steve Pearce (R-2ndDistrict). Would that there were many more like Rep. Pearce. The folks in the Second District are blessed with a constitution-supporting congressman and a number of constitutional sheriffs backed by the militias of their counties. This is the way that local governments can push back and help the feds to live within the limitations that have been placed upon them in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.

Read more HERE.

Another Obama Donor Convicted of Fraud: Engineered a $21 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

Welcome to Chicago…
New York Daily News:

A Democratic fundraiser was found guilty Friday of engineering a $21 million bank fraud scheme.

Courtney Dupree was convicted of vastly overstating the billings of his Long Island City-based lighting company GDC Acquisitions in order to fraudulently obtain a loan from Amalgamated Bank.

Dupree, 42, sat stone-faced as the verdict was read in Brooklyn Federal Court. He faces up to 30 years in prison and has to pay back at least $18 million.

Dishonest Rick Perry Ad Against Santorum

Why is this ad dishonest?

First of all dinging any member of Congress for having some earmarks, before the GOP called for “Earmark Reform”, when earmarks was how much of the appropriations process was done, is unfair. Voting for silly earmarks after the GOP called for reform is fair game, but Rick isn’t guilty of this. Repeatedly abusing the earmark process to help donors and lobbyists is always fair game.

Bottom line – if during 16 years in Congress the best they have is that Santorum voted for the Ketchikan Bridge that Sarah Palin killed because the bid was over bloated than Perry has nothing.

This ad is desperate and insults the intelligence of the voter and as we all know this writer does not care for such nonsense.

Ron Paul Whack-Out! Says Iran Justified in Blockade of Strait of Hormuz

Ron Paul and his zealous supporters have always had strange foreign policy views. The insane denial that Islam calls for  a Caliphate, the  apologetics for the genocidal behavior and statements of militant Jihadists, the claim that rogue states deserve nuclear weapons to protect themselves from the West and the legions of anti-Semites and Code Pink loons that are bused into his events.

Now, in the world according to Ron Paul,  Iran is justified is holding up the oil of all of the sovereign countries in the region.

Washington Times:

As Iran ratcheted up its rhetoric Thursday about closing the Strait of Hormuz, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul revisited his earlier criticisms of Western policy towards Tehran, adding that Iran would be justified in cutting off the strategic waterway in response to sanctions.

Paul’s views on Iran and other foreign policy issues – essentially a noninterventionist, anti-war approach – have sparked clashes on several occasions during the GOP presidential primary season, and are attracting growing scrutiny as the Iowa caucus looms.

At a campaign event in Iowa Thursday, Paul called Western sanctions imposed against Iran over its nuclear activities “horrendous” and “acts of war,” while repeating earlier assertions that Iran would understandably want to develop a nuclear weapons capability, the Los Angeles Times reported.

On Iran’s threat to close Hormuz, the Texan congressman said that as president he would not respond with military action to any such move, as he would not consider it an act of war against the United States. Instead, he would refer the matter to the U.S. Congress.

Paul’s Republican rivals have stepped up criticism over his foreign policy stances.

“One of the people running for president thinks it’s okay for Iran to have a nuclear weapon,” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told a Muscatine, Iowa event on Wednesday. “I don’t.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, campaigning in Des Moines, said, “You don’t have to vote for a candidate who will allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, because America will be next.”

 

Heritage: Top 10 Worst Federal Rules of 2011

Heritage Foundation:

Hindsight is supposed to be 20/20, but looking back on the past 12 months, it’s tough to see any sense in many of the Administration’s regulatory missteps. Of course, there are bound to be a few howlers when government churns out more than 3,500 rules in a year, including dozens unleashed by Obamacare, Dodd–Frank, and the perpetually errant Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But by any standard, 2011 brought forth a remarkable number and variety of regulatory blunders.

Fair warning: Our Top 10 list may prove fatal to any bit of faith in government as a “fixer,” if faith somehow has managed to survive despite all evidence to the contrary. In any event, it should steel our resolve to fight the Leviathan in the coming year.

1. The Dim Bulbs Rule. As per Congress, of course, for issuing an edict to phase out the incandescent light bulbs on which the world has relied for more than a century. With the deadline looming in 2012, Americans by the millions spent the past year pressing lawmakers to lift the ban which, contrary to eco-ideology, will kill more American jobs than create “green” ones. (Congress evidently overlooked the fact that the vast majority of fluorescent bulbs are manufactured in China.) The 2012 appropriations bill barred the use of funds to enforce the regulation, but it remains in law.

2. The Obamacare Chutzpah Rule. The past year was marked by a slew of competing court rulings on the constitutionality of the individual mandate, the cornerstone of Obamacare. The law requires U.S. citizens to obtain health insurance or face financial penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Service. Never before has the federal government attempted to force all Americans to purchase a product or service. To allow this regulatory overreach to stand would undermine fundamental constitutional constraints on government powers and curtail individual liberties to an unprecedented degree.

3. The Nationalization of Internet Networks Rule. Regulations that took effect on November 1 prohibit owners of broadband networks from differentiating among various content in managing Internet transmissions. (In other words, the Federal Coercion Communications Commission effectively declared the broadband networks to be government-regulated utilities.) The FCC imposed the “network neutrality” rule despite explicit opposition from Congress and a federal court ruling against it. The rule threatens to undermine network investment and increase online congestion.

4. The Equine Equality Rule. As of March 15 (the Ides of March, no less), hotels, restaurants, airlines, and the like became obliged to modify “policies, practices, or procedures” to accommodate miniature horses as service animals. According to the Department of Justice, which administers the rule, miniature horses are a “viable alternative” to dogs for individuals with allergies or for observant Muslims and others whose religious beliefs preclude canine accompaniment.

5. The Smash Potatoes Regulation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed stricter nutrition standardsthat would prohibit school lunch ladies from serving more than one cup per week of potatoes per student. Instead, schools would be required to provide more dark green, orange, and dry bean varieties (think kale) in order to foster vegetable diversity. The cafeteria mandate will affect more than 98,000 elementary and secondary schools at a cost exceeding $3.4 billion in the next four years.

6. The Bring on the Blackouts Rule. The EPA is proposing to force power plants to reduce mercury by 90 percent within three years—at an estimated cost of $11 billion annually. A significant number of coal-fired plants will actually exceed the standard—by shutting down altogether. Indeed, grid operators, along with 27 states, are warning that the overly stringent regulations will threaten the reliability of the electricity system and dramatically increase power costs. Just like candidate Obama promised.

7. The Wal-Mart Windfall Amendment. One of hundreds of new regulations dictated by the Dodd–Frank financial regulation statute requires the Federal Reserve to regulate the fees that financial institutions may charge retailers for processing debit card purchases. The prospect of losing more than $6 billion in annual revenue is prompting financial institutions to hike fees on a variety of banking services to make up for the much smaller payments from stores. Thus, consumers are picking up the tab for retailers’ big regulatory score.

8. The Plumbing Police Rule. The U.S. Department of Energy began preparations for tightening the waterefficiency standards on urinals. It’s all spelled out in excruciating detail in the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, which also regulates the efficiency of toilets, faucets, and showers. And refrigerators and freezers, air conditioners, water heaters, furnaces, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, ovens and ranges, pool heaters, television sets, and anything else the Energy Secretary deems as electrically profligate. (Urinals also are regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which requires at least one urinal for every 40 workers at a construction site for companies with less than 200 employees and one for every 50 workers where more than 200 are employed. The Americans with Disabilities Act also delineates the proper dimensions and placement of bowls.)

9. The Chill the Economy Regulation. The EPA issued four interrelated rules governing emissions from some 200,000 boilers nationwide at an estimated capital cost of $9.5 billion. These boilers burn natural gas, fuel oil, coal, biomass (e.g., wood), refinery gas, or other gas to produce steam, which is used to generate electricity or provide heat for factories and other industrial and institutional facilities. Under the so-called Boiler MACT, factories, restaurants, schools, churches, and even farms would be required to conduct emissions testing and comply with standards of control that vary by boiler size, feedstock, and available technologies. The stringency and cost of the new regulations provoked an outpouring of protest, including 21 governors and more than 100 Members of Congress. On May 18, the EPA published a notice of postponement in the Federal Register, but the regulations remain on the books.

10.  The Unions Rule Rule. New rules require government contractors to give first preference in hiring to the workers of the company that lost the contract. Tens of thousands of companies will be affected, with compliance costs running into the tens of millions of dollars—costs ultimately borne by taxpayers. The rule effectively ensures that a non-unionized contractor cannot replace a unionized one. That’s because any new contractor will be obliged to hire its predecessors’ unionized workers and thus be forced by the “Successorship Doctrine” to bargain with the union(s).

Editor: Newt Gingrich for President


by Political Arena Editor Chuck Norton

“Newt balanced the budget and got the policy heavy lifting done while he was in office and it hasn’t been done since he left.” – J.C. Watts

When you cut out all the fluff, feelings, and BS, that is where the rubber meets the road isn’t it? Leave it to J.C. to nail it in a way which should be totally obvious, but often seems obscured.

As so many of our readers know, ideologically I am dead center between the TEA Party and what is so often referred to as the “GOP Establishment”. I have a regular dialogue with both sides and for the most part have been able to garner the respect of both sides.  The GOP needs results and the TEA Party and independents are demanding it. While other candidates promise, Newt has “been there and done that”. Newt also has the ability to sell and agenda and use the Bully Pulpit to move the Overton Window back to traditional Americanism.

Newt should pick a CEO, governor, or a social conservative leader to be his running mate.

This is not to say that several of the other candidates would not make a far better President than the current occupant. This editor is very fond of several of the candidates and is acquainted with some of them, but as indicated, results are demanded and nothing else will do.

Newt Gingrich: Do What Reagan Did

Newt talks about Reagan’s example and explains how Reagan’s example set the path for a genuine American recovery. Be sure to read every last word.

Newt Gingrich:

Officially, the recession ended two and a half years ago. President Obama tells us the economy has been moving in the right direction since June 2009.

Few will take solace in that statistic. Americans are suffering. For nearly three years, nearly one in 10 have been out of work. Almost double that number are either underemployed—working part time when they would rather be full time—or have simply given up looking.

Historically in America, the deeper the recession, the stronger the recovery. By historical standards, we should be completing the second year of a booming recovery. Recall that, just like President Obama, President Reagan inherited a terrible economy when he took office. But Reagan enacted historic income tax rate cuts, regulatory reforms and spending controls. The recession officially ended in November 1982, and in the following two and a half years the unemployment rate dropped 3.6 percentage points, more than eight million Americans went to work at new jobs, and the longest period of economic growth in American history commenced.

Mr. Obama’s policies have been just the opposite: trillion dollar stimulus-spending waste, a government takeover of the health-care system, an activist EPA attacking businesses, and demonization of job creators. The president barnstorms the country advocating tax increases for investors, entrepreneurs and small businesses, teeing up the country for another crash in 2013 when the Bush-era income tax rates expire. Meanwhile, America’s businesses continue to suffer from the highest business tax rate in the industrialized world, with no relief in sight.

This nightmare will not end until Reagan-era economic policies are restored: tax reform, a sound dollar and smarter regulations. If they are, within a year the American economy will take off on another historic boom.

First, we must reduce the federal business tax rate to 12.5%, eliminate the capital gains tax as a double tax on capital income, and eliminate the estate tax. We must allow immediate expensing (writing off the costs in one year) for investment in capital equipment so American workers can continue to be the most productive in the world, using the latest and most advanced technology.

On the personal income side, I propose an optional 15% flat tax, allowing those American taxpayers who prefer it to file their returns on a postcard. This will save close to half a trillion dollars annually in tax-compliance costs.

These tax reforms are not designed to be revenue-neutral, but to maximize job creation, wages and economic growth. We will balance the budget with the revenues from such growth and spending cuts. That would include breaking up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into manageable, entirely private companies, with no government guarantees.

Second, the dollar needs to be stabilized by establishing a price rule for the Federal Reserve to follow in its conduct of monetary policy. This will help stabilize international exchange rates, resolve the ongoing cycles of global financial crises and investment bubbles, short-circuit the run-up in gas and food prices, and unlock the frozen credit system.

Third, the burden of regulatory costs on American businesses and consumers has to be lightened. Reflecting my unwavering opposition to cap and trade and any other form of tax on energy or carbon, we must replace the Environmental Protection Agency with an Environmental Solutions Agency. We must move from antigrowth confrontation with business to collaboration with job creators, states and local communities to achieve better results. We must repeal Dodd-Frank and its “too big to fail” big-bank bailouts, and repeal Sarbanes-Oxley, restoring Wall Street as the world’s pre-eminent equities market.

We can slash further trillions in taxes, spending and regulatory costs by repealing and replacing ObamaCare with Patient Power, involving no individual insurance mandate and no job-killing employer mandate. We must also modernize the Food and Drug Administration, recognizing the need to get lifesaving medicines and technologies to patients faster and to remove cost barriers to their rapid development.

My economic plan includes sweeping entitlement reforms that would altogether cut federal spending in half over the long run, entirely solving the nation’s entitlement and fiscal crisis. Reforms include starting and then expanding personal savings, investment and insurance accounts until they ultimately finance all the benefits now financed by the payroll tax—and eventually displacing that tax entirely. The successful federal welfare reform of 1996 should be expanded to every federal means-tested welfare program, close to 200 or more, block-granting them to the states and ultimately saving trillions.

We also need an American Energy Plan, freeing the energy industry to maximize production of all forms of American energy, ensuring the reliable supply of low-cost gasoline, diesel, natural gas, coal and other energy sources essential to fueling a booming economy.

These policies will ignite another record-smashing, and world-leading, 25-year economic boom, restoring the American Dream and rebuilding the America we love.

Pelosi: Thanks, America! Hawaii is Great!

by Leah Palomita

Whenever I see or hear of government officials vacationing on the taxpayer’s dime, I get upset.
Obama and his 3 million dollar Christmas. Ugh!
Now Pelosi and her 10K per night hotel.

Nancy (I can do it but you’d better not) Pelosi – in five days spends what MANY MANY people make IN A YEAR. Just to lay her head on a pillow in that place.
Ten Thousand Dollars. Per Day.

Maybe it’s from her private millions…I don’t care, because thanks to hawaiireporter.com, I found out that: “Pelosi has been escorted by local police during her last two holiday visits to Hawaii Island at a cost of $34,000 to local taxpayers.”
Again, a year’s salary for some people.

I will use my life as a personal comparison:
I work part time to stay at home with my children.
My husband works full time, about 12 hours per day.
Pelosi spends in less than a week, just to be there, what my husband and I make together in a year.

This does not mean that I begrudge the well-to-do individual the opportunity to take their family on a fling for Christmas.
Please understand, no one has a problem with wealthy people taking vacations that they EARNED on their own dime. We all understand that they deserve to do what they will with their money. (All of us except for OWSers, that is…)

But some people in our Government don’t care that tax dollars are important to Americans. Every dollar (taken from us) counts, so when Michelle Obama takes a government plane out to Hawaii just a couple of days early … because she doesn’t want to wait for her husband… and it costs 100K to the American People, it is a little hard not to be upset at the “Let them eat cake!” attitude.

The prevalent mindset of “The government is here to serve me” is something that must be weeded out of our Congress.

Read this from Hawaiifreepress.com:

“Judicial Watch last March exposed Pelosi treating the US Air Force “like her personal airline”. FOX News March 10 pointed out: In one email (Pelosi) aide Kay King >>complained<< to the military that they had not made available any aircraft the House speaker wanted for Memorial Day recess: “It is my understanding there are NO G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable … The Speaker will want to know where the planes are,” King wrote.

*The one-way flight from San Francisco to the Big Isle is 2400 miles, within the range of both the C-20 (Gulfstream III) and the C-37A (Gulfstream V) but only the C-37A could safely make the 4500 mile one-way trip from Washington, DC >nonstop<. Akamai readers will of course remember how Pelosi’s Congress last fall >>berated<< Detroit auto executives for flying corporate jets from Detroit to Washington to appear before Congress requesting Federal bailouts.
The big three execs were forced to return to Washington a week later by car in order to get a hearing.
Not Pelosi or her ultra-rich “in-group”.” 
(emphasis is mine – and did you see that it was all about convenience?)

So this is what I want to know….When are you going to wake up, Americans? When are you going to stop watching American Idol and whatever else you are obsessed with … and do something to save your country – and your freedom, and vote these people out of office?

Who remembers…?
You go to Washington to SERVE the American people.
Not take advantage of them!

Reprinted with permission of the author. Leah Palomita is a Christian Writer who appears in CDN and other publications

Newt Gingrich Receives endorsements from J.C. Watts and Art Laffer

These are major endorsements. J.C. Watts is on every VP short list and he is a powerful orator and brilliant politician, businessman and church leader.

Here is a video and transcript of Mark Steyn challenging J.C. Watts’ endorsement and Watts was more than prepared for it – LINK.

Art Laffer is the author of the Reagan economic recovery and is a legendary economist.

“Newt has the best economic plan among all the candidates” – Art Laffer

Mitt vs Mitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (video)

While some of these flips are older and a few are arguably mitigated, many are not. The first few are ones we have seen before but the last half of the video are flips that will be new to most people. The second half of this video is devastating.

Furthermore Blog has more of the documented flips complete with links and video: 

Mitt Romney opposed the two most successful conservative policy efforts of the last 30 years… the Reagan policies of the 1980`s and the Contract With America of the 1990`s. I have always been impressed with any so-called ‘self-proclaimed conservative’ or ‘Republican’ who parrots discredited Keynesian economic thinking, believes in man-made climate change and embraces government ‘mandates’ and social engineering.

There is nothing in Mitt Romney’s record that indicates that he is anything other than a liberal progressive Republican ‘masquerading’ as a palatable conservative. Mitt Romney represents everything that is wrong with the Republican Party and everything that has left us dying in a ditch. Pretend conservatives are what got us to where we are and are what will completely destroy us if allowed.

Conversely, ‘thinking conservatives’ support free markets, constitutionally limited government, and fiscal responsibility and oppose politicians from both parties who do not. They understand that conservatism ‘cannot be redefined’ to fit the mold of whoever the candidate is. But enough of the preamble. ‘The Mitt Romney Republican Plank’ are statements Romney has made in support of liberal progressive policies and/or he governed as such:

Each bullet point is a documented link.

    • Romney states he’d keep parts of ObamaCare: “Repeal the bad. Keep the good.”
    • Romney believes in individual government mandates “I like mandates.”
    • Romney believes RomneyCare and thus, ObamaCare should be “a model for the nation” because, he has said so.
    • Romney is the architect for ObamaCare. And, his three advisers met at the White House twelve times to craft the ObamaCare act.
    • Romney lauded: “I’m moderate. My views are Progressive… regardless of party label.”
    • Romney believes liberal judges should be appointed to the courts. Mitt passed over GOP lawyers for 75% of 36 judicial vacancies naming instead Democrats and Independents appointments.
    • Romney is an advocate for same-sex rights. Mitt Romney nominated not one, but two, known homosexual liberal gay-marriage activists as judges in Massachusetts.
    • Romney was for ‘gay marriage’ before he was against it.
    • Romney issued an official state proclamation celebrating “Gay Youth Pride Day” even though there was no legal reason requiring him to do this. Here is the Proclamation from the Governor’s office.
    • Romney opposed the Boy Scouts’ policy prohibiting homosexuals from serving as scoutmasters and prevented the organization from participating publicly in the 2002 Olympics.
    • Romney believes taxpayers should pay for, and the government should subsidize, abortion. Mitt supported abortion funding in his Romneycare plan.
    • Romney placed a Planned Parenthood member on the Mass Health Care board. He did not place a pro-life member on his board.
    • Romney’s conversion to the pro-life position is suspect and his ongoing support of homosexual rights is not.
    • Romney’s environmental advisers now work in Obama’s White House for the EPA.
    • Romney’s appointment of environmental adviser John Holdren is troubling. Now a member of the Obama White House, Holdren holds some very extreme views. He has talked of forced abortions, confiscation of babies, mass involuntary sterilization and he is an advocate of de-developing America and population control.
    • Romney was for Cap and Trade before he was against it, or sumthin.
    • Romney lauded Cap-and-Trade as “good for business” according to a 2005 Boston Globe report.
    • Romney in Manchester, NH, in June of 2011 stated: ‘man-made global warming is real.’
    • Romney believes in tax and ‘fee’ increases on corporations and residents. Mitt raised taxes and fees on Massachusetts businesses and residents by $750 million annually.
    • Romney had a net payroll jobs gain of less than 1% over 4 years; 0.09% to be exact in job creation, compared with job growth of 5.3% for the nation as a whole.
    • Romney was 47th out of 50 Governors in job creation and economic growth.
    • Romney ranked: Massachusetts was ranked third lowest in job creation and would have ranked second lowest if Hurricane Katrina had not devastated the Louisiana economy.
    • Romney lead a 14% decline in Massachusetts manufacturing during his tenure when the rest of the nation saw only 7%.
    • Romney oversaw a 3.5% out-migration in population in his state during his tenure.
    • Romney increased the local tax burden from 10% to 10.6% of per capita income.
    • Romney’s record led the Club For Growth to ultimately give Romney a “C” on fiscal issues after concluding that he “broke his verbal commitment” to not raise taxes in Massachusetts.
    • Romney had the 2nd worse score on fiscal issues out of the 25 freshmen Republican Governors according to a rating by the Cato Institute.
    • Romney’s economic performance during his tenure is summarized by the Boston Globe in this chart titled: “Massachusetts’s economic performance”. This chart is informatively brutal. [If you receive a 404 Not Found error. Keep refreshing the link. It’ll come up.]
    • Romney’s jobs record was worse than Michael Dukakis’
    • Romney believes climate change is a man-made hysteria, because Mitt believes man has directly influenced global warming.
    • Romney believes ethanol should be federally subsidized.
    • Romney believes in mandated socialized medicine, because Mitt has stated RomneyCare is “one of his best assets” and ‘is a conservative view.’
    • Romney opposes the Flat Tax. At least, until Mitt said he loves the flat tax last week, or something. But Romney’s 159-page jobs plan doesn’t have a flat tax in it.
    • Romney supported gun control measures. He supported the Assault Weapons ban and the Brady Bill, but now claims to be 2nd Amendment supporter.
    • Romney now embraces “the 99%”. Not the ‘53%’…or the ‘1%’.
    • Romney refused to support the Bush tax cuts.
    • Romney did not support the two most prolific conservative movements of the last 30 years; The Reagan Revolution and the Contract with America.
    • Romney did nothing about ‘right to work laws’. Then, in October 2011, he refused to endorse Ohio’s union referendum limiting collective bargaining. The next day he reversed himself.
    • Romney favored an increase in the minimum wage by indexing it.
    • Romney embraced Obama’s stimulus bill, because in Mitt’s hardcover book “No Apology,” he wrote Obama’s stimulus bill would “accelerate the timing of the start of the recovery.”
    • Romney supported TARP bailouts.
    • Romney supports Arne Duncan’s and Obama’s Education Secretary’s reforms; and as video shows, praised ‘Race to the Top’. Romney also supported No Child Left Behind
    • Romney’s overall spending grew 20.7% over four years as Governor of Massachusetts.
    • Romney grew government jobs on state payroll in Massachusetts by 7.2%
    • Romney believed in 2008 illegal immigrants here already should be granted citizenship, saying: “the 12 million or so ‘illegals’ already here should be granted citizenship.”
    • Romney’s business experience did not show him to govern as a conservative in Massachusetts.
    • Romney was listed as No. 8 in a 2005 list of Top 10 RINO’s in the Republican Party by Human Events.
    • Romney supported the re-nomination of Ben Bernanke after the housing collapse.
    • Romney “is not a conservative.” The conservative Republican base is “not happy” with Mitt Romney, says Rush Limbaugh.
    • Romney led Massachusetts Republicans into holding the fewest seats in the Legislature since the Civil War.
    • Romney has raised more money from lobbyists, wealthy special interest groups, especially K Street, and lobbyist-linked political action committees, than all of the other Republican candidates combined.

The real Mitt Romney is clearly an extraordinarily ambitious man with no perceivable political principle whatsoever. He will alter his past, exaggerates his record and traffic in ambiguous language. That puts Romney and Obama in the same sand box. Romney is a manufactured candidate. He moderates his stripes, but he doesn’t change them.

Romney overstates his accomplishment and understates the side effects.

Romney’s Mistake: Gingrich Like ‘Lucille Ball at Chocolate Factory’

And last week Romney was lecturing Newt about making zaney statements against Obama…

Newt is “too strident” in his critiques of Obama says Romney…  that is what John McCain thought.

Aside from the fact that Lucy was “busy and earning a living because she wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth” (Thank you Christian writer Leah Polomita for that one…). 

Mitt Romney will say anything and the elite media has not gone after him yet. When they get done with him we will be having second thoughts just like we did with McCain and Dole. Mitt makes John Kerry look like the Rock of Gibraltar and that is just since 2008.

In my view what we need and what America is searching for is moral clarity.

A Romney endorsement is defensive in measure when we are on the march. It is a step back not a step forward.

Some people say that “Romney is the only one who can bring people together”. Those people need a history lesson. 

Newt Gingrich was the first public figure in our lifetime to nationalize a mid-term election. He united America with “The Contract for America” and at the time generated the biggest GOP landslide since 1984.

While others talk about balancing the federal budget, Newt got it done as Speaker. Newt also got a Democrat President to sign welfare reform.

In 2010, nine of the top 10 swing states women and Catholics, both notorious swing voters went for TEA/GOP candidates in the largest margins since 1984. It was not a Mitt Romney message that made that happen, it was the message of Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich. Since when is Massachusetts a microcosm for America?

If you recall, Newt was on the Sunday shows defending Sarah and our new candidates on the Sunday shows since Obama took office.

Both Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham support Mitt Romney, but I heard both of them saying together on Laura’s show that Mitt will move to the left as the campaign goes on and he will move to the left when the media and the Democrats turn up the pressure. Then they said it was great because then they would have someone to make fun of for four years.

Mitt Romney a uniter? Mitt is trying to divide the conservative vote in pieces so he can get some conservatives, liberal Republicans, and what he perceives as “independents” on his side. The problem is that this strategy totally ignores what happened in 1996, 2008, 1994 and 2010.

Trifecta: Tax Revenue Stays the Same Whether or Not You Raise Taxes

As  a percentage of GDP this is largely true (with some moderate exceptions when tax rates hit a low “sweet spot” on the Laffer Curve).

They leave a few details out but  this is incredibly educational.

When the rate is raised too high, not only will there be more loopholes lobbied for, but there will also be massive non-compliance. Non-compliance can come in several forms, such as just not moving their money, storing it in gold or other assets, investing it in China, or the wealth producers simply expatriate.

Bill Whittle’s analogy about government taking a smaller piece of a larger pie is spot on.

Government already blew through the $2.1 trillion debt ceiling increase! Now Obama wants another!

This has got to stop and soon or the consequences will be dire.

Al-Reuters:

The White House plans to ask Congress by the end of the week for an increase in the government’s debt ceiling to allow the United States to pay its bills on time, according to a senior Treasury Department official on Tuesday.

The approval is expected to go through without a challenge, given that Congress is in recess until later in January and the request is in line with an agreement to keep the U.S. government funded into 2013.

The debt is projected to fall within $100 billion of the current cap by December 30, when the United States has $82 billion in interest on its debt and payments such as Social Security coming due. President Barack Obama is expected to ask for authority to increase the borrowing limit by $1.2 trillion, part of the spending authority that was negotiated between Congress and the White House this summer.

Under the agreement struck in August during the showdown over the government’s debt limit, the cap is automatically raised unless Congress votes to block the debt-ceiling extension. Lawmakers have 15 days within receiving the request to vote, which is largely symbolic because the president can veto it and Congress would be unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority to override it. Moreover, the U.S. House of Representatives also is in recess until January 17.

The deal called for raising the debt ceiling by $2.1 trillion to serve the nation’s borrowing needs into 2013 and also included mandatory cuts to the federal budget deficit. Since then, the extension has been increased twice by a total of $900 billion.

The debt limit currently stands at $15.194 trillion and would increase to $16.394 trillion with the request.

Ron Paul: US and Israel Created Hamas…

Another speech filled with half truths, he makes a good point about blowback, but bends reality to make it.

If anything Ron Paul is making an argument for knowing our enemy without the lens of political correctness.

In part, the truth part of what he says is that we helped legitimize Hamas by encouraging the election when we should have known just how radicalized the Arab street is in that part of the world.

But ……his solution is to just let the bad guys do what they want and then maybe they will not try to harm us. And also to not encourage Israel to defend itself. Both are bad ideas that will encourage the enemy.

Showing weakness to Hamas is like showing weakness to the Romulans from Star Trek, you just don’t do it.

Appeasement reflects the hope that the crocodile will eat you last – Winston Churchill 

Islamist militants make a bloody Christmas

How much longer will we tolerate this?

(Hat Tip to Christian Writer Kerri Lauterbach)

The Economist:

CHRISTMAS celebrations were wrecked for a second year running in Nigeria when a radical Islamist sect detonated bombs that killed up to 40 people and injured dozens more. Boko Haram, which has been behind almost daily killings in northern Nigeria this year, claimed responsibility for several lethal bombings on December 25th, three targeting churches heaving with worshippers for Christmas services. The deadliest strike hit St Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, a satellite town about 40 km from the capital, Abuja. In December last year Boko Haram claimed responsibility for bombings on Christmas Eve in Jos, which stoked violent clashes that subsequently killed over 80 people.

Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sinful”, is demanding the wider application of sharia law in Nigeria. It used to be largely confined to north-eastern Nigeria, but lately has been growing in ambition and capability. The Christmas bombings were preceded by a suicide attack on the UN headquarters in Abuja in August, which killed 24 people.

Hours after the first attack in Madalla, a bomb rocked the Mountain of Fire and Miracles church in Jos, the ethnic and religious fault-line which divides the mainly Muslim north from the largely Christian south. Jos has endured years of outbreaks of brutal ethnic and sectarian violence.  Hundreds have died this year alone. A third explosion hit a church in Gadaka, in northern Yobe state.

These attacks followed days of clashes between the security services and Islamist militants which left at least 68 people dead. The town of Damaturu has seen some Boko Haram’s nastiest attacks. A wave of shootings and bombings there left 65 people dead on November 5th. Two explosions were reported in Damaturu on December 25th; three people died along with the bomber.

Islamic militants receive two-thirds vote in Egypt

“But its just a tiny percentage of them that are like that…”

No it is not.

Reuters:

(Reuters) – Egypt’s two leading Islamist parties won about two-thirds of votes for party lists in the second round of polling for a parliament that will help draft a new constitution after decades of autocratic rule, the election committee said Saturday.

The party list led by the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) won 36.3 percent of the list vote, while the ultra-conservative Salafi al-Nour Party took 28.8 percent, pushing the liberal Wafd party into third place.

The vote, staged over six weeks, is the first free election Egypt has held after the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak, who routinely rigged polls before he was overthrown by a popular uprising in February.

The West long looked to Mubarak and other strongmen in the region to help combat Islamist militants, and has watched warily as Islamist parties have topped votes in Tunisia, Morocco and now Egypt.

 

Ron Paul: I’d consider putting Dennis Kucinich in my cabinet

Oh good Lord…..

Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News:

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, R-Tex., says he’d consider putting liberal lawmaker Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, in his cabinet if elected president, according to the Hill.

Paul, speaking at an event hosted by the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday, said his libertarian politics allowed him to see eye-to-eye with liberal counterparts on issues like war – and quipped that he’d have to consider creating a “Department of Peace” if he brought Kucinich, a frequent critic of American military action abroad, on board.

“You’ve got to give credit to people who think,” he said.

“Being pragmatic is about forming coalitions,” he added. “I probably work with coalitions better than the other candidates. I don’t think I’ve said anything negative here about the president.”