2012 elections

Channeling Ronald Reagan

Time to toot my own horn as well as Reagan's.  This letter appeared a couple of days ago in the Ithaca Journal:

The Founders fought a revolution and based it on a revolutionary assumption: that people were capable of governing — and caring for — themselves, with everything that entails. Without such a belief, none of the blood spilled and hardships endured in those years would have made any sense.
Do we still hold the same belief? This election is the time to choose, and the contrast is clear.
Do we demand tax reform that restores the real American dream — not a house, broadband internet, and a cell phone, but the ability to go as far as our abilities will take us — or do we continue to immorally redistribute income through progressive taxation?
Do we prefer a maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or do we want totalitarianism? The hegemony of a colossally inefficient public sector, or a liberated and adaptable private sector?
Do we continue to send taxpayer dollars to countries that are the antithesis of what we’ve stood for? Or do we materially aid only those allies that share our beliefs?
These and other questions are of utmost importance this election. Go vote accordingly.

Thinking of casting a protest vote?

Or maybe no vote at all? Watch this video.

In fact, even if you've already decided to vote for Romney/Ryan, watch it anyway.

Via Michelle Malkin:

Please watch this very important video from Bill Whittle. We have the power to stand up for conservativism and for the principles upon which this great nation was founded. Don't throw it away.

Declaring independence...from Barack Obama

At the Cornell Review (click on the image below to embiggen this 21st century Declaration):

...The history of the present President of the United States is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused to govern within the confines of the powers granted to him under the Constitution of the United States.
He has misused the Executive Privilege to withhold information from the American people regarding Operation Fast and Furious. He has forgone the War Powers Act to commit United States troops without the consent of the Senate.
He has been weak against outspoken adversaries of America.
He has piled mountains of debt upon the people; borrowing against the productivity of future generations to pay for today’s frivolous

Tompkins County Republicans on the airwaves...

...and in the ether.

TCGOP has been running 5 radio ads on WHCU and Q-Country (they both also stream live) during the morning "drive time" (6am-9am hours). They'll run on Monday morning, November 5th, as well. FYI, the scripts are here, here, here, here, and here. The voice is Tom Reynolds'.

Also, TCGOP Vice Chair Tom Reynolds and TCGOP Counsel Henry Kramer discuss the election in a pre-recorded interview, 8pm on Tuesday night....on Channel 16 and streaming at IC TV.

The 23rd Psalm, KBV...

...the King Barry Version.

Since King David was mentioned a few posts down, it was time to call your attention to a new translation by the renowned Publius:

OBAMA is my nanny; I shall not question.  OBAMA maketh me to featherbed in green jobs: OBAMA leadeth me beside unconstitutional waters.

OBAMA restoreth my welfare checks: OBAMA leadeth me in the paths of government dependence for his Party's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Romney, I will fear no Republican: for OBAMA's lies are with me; Obamacare and thy unions bosses comfort me.
OBAMA preparest a fable before me in the presence of raptorous Republicans: thou president anointest thy own mouth with snake oil; thy kingly head is heavy with thy crown.
Surely welfare and free cell phones shall be given me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of OBAMA for ever.

People have flaws

Yes, we do.  

But that does not give you an excuse to avoid getting "your butt to the polls" or to vote in a way that clearly doesn't pass the "moral stink test":

...Slavery is evil. The founders knew this. They could have proclaimed with righteous indignation, “Slavery is evil, and we refuse to enshrine it in our new Constitution.”

That, of course, would have been the end of the convention as the Southern states would have bolted immediately, and the young nation’s slide into chaos would have continued unabated.
Next Tuesday, some feel they face a similar dilemma. They see flaws in the Romney/Ryan ticket and wonder if they can, in good conscience, vote for flawed candidates.
Moral theology says yes...
Read the whole thing.  Pass it on.  And then go vote.

Treason any way you look at it

Democrat Pat Caddell's comments begin about the 1:15 mark. This is not manufactured outrage:

What's all the buzz about?  In case you haven't been paying attention, here you go:

That timeline first aired over two weeks ago—other things have transpired since—but you get the idea.

Personally? I think we may be looking at a "Fast and Furious" style gunrunning operation in Libya—wherein we give guns to people who really don't like us—or a bungled "kidnapping" of the ambassador in order to appear to "save" him in exchange for the blind sheik...immediately before Election Day and so that our Islamophilic administration can continue to kiss up to people who really don't like us:

And our esteemed Vice President (keeping it classy, as always) said to the father of one of the Navy SEALs killed in the attack on our Benghazi consulate (sovereign territory, I remind you), "Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?"

Bizarre and disgusting.
Have you seen much, or any, of this get covered by the MSM? Me neither. They're all complicit.  As Caddell pointed out (emphasis mine):
...This White House, this president, this vice president, the secretary of state...the leading mainstream media…they have become a threat, a fundamental threat to American democracy and the enemies of the American people.
And all this is with respect to only one aspect of our foreign policy.
What about domestic policy? Well, the President said at the end of the second debate
...I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world's ever known.
I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk takers being rewarded...
Coulda fooled me. And I think there are some other folks who aren't fooled, either:
...The biggest dirty trick of all is fooling voters into thinking there is no difference. The huge voter surge in 2008 elected President Barack Obama, the first African American president. In the face of non-stop opposition, he pushed through:
+ Affordable Health Care..
...Many people wanted more. In 2010 they failed to turn out to vote. Tea Party Republicans won a sweep. President Obama---and all the rest of us--- have been fighting a defensive battle ever since...
...This is a fight by “We, the people!” against the secret minions of great wealth. The 99% of us are fighting back against the wealthy 1%...
These statements are from a GOTV flier published by—are you ready?—the Communist Party of the USA. For all intents and purposes, an Obama endorsement.
Can you imagine the CPUSA strongly favoring a genuine "free market guy," as the President has described himself numerous times? But the CPUSA wouldn't have any problem at all with some well-placed taqiyya that enabled a fellow traveler to attain a second term where he would have "more flexibility":



Alternate universe

Do you feel like you're living in one?  I do.  So does Dorothy Rabinowitz at the WSJ:

In the 1967 film "A Guide for the Married Man," a husband, played by a peerless Walter Matthau, is given lessons in ways to cheat on his wife safely. The most essential rule: "Deny! Deny! Deny!"—no matter what. In an instructive scene, he's shown a wife undone by shock, and screaming, with reason: She has just walked in on her husband making love to a glamorous stranger.

"What are you doing," she wails, "who is that woman?"
"What woman, where?" the husband serenely counters, as he and the tart in question get out of bed and calmly dress.
So the scene proceeds, with the distraught wife pointing to the woman she clearly sees before her, while her husband, unruffled, continues to look blankly at her, asking, "What woman?" Confused by her spouse's unblinking assurance, she gives up. Two minutes later she's asking him what he'd like for dinner.
For much of the past four years, the Obama administration's propensity for asserting views of reality wildly at odds with those evident to most rational citizens has looked increasingly like a page from that film script.
All administrations conceal, falsify and tell lies—this is understood—but there's no missing the distinctive quality of the prevaricating issuing from the White House in these four years...
Such lies.  And here's the peerless Michael Ramirez's take:
As they say, OMG—Obama Must Go.

Obama & Co.'s campaign song

You lie like a priceless Persian rug on a rich man's floor
And you lie like a coon dog basking in the sunshine on my porch
Well, you lie like a penny in the parking lot at the grocery store
It just comes way too natural to you
The way you lie...Well it's what you do, it's who you are
Click on those links—it's an education.  And there are many, many more examples...so many, it's nearly impossible to keep track of them all.
But—it is Friday night after all...time for a little music from The Band Perry.  I think we here at Redneck-Mansion-to-be and Kimberly Perry use the same interior designer:


Subscribe to 2012 elections