Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Republicans once said that the opportunities this nation has to offer rest not in government but rather in the hands of individuals. Over the past decade or so, however, we Republicans lost our way. The disparity between our rhetoric and our action grew until our credibility snapped. It wasn't the fault of our ideals. It was the failure of our leadership.
Over time, our principles morphed into baser motives. Continued political dominance grew more important to those who led us than the noble vision most of us originally signed on for. And to maintain power we turned to the controls of government -- we became the party of big government. We behaved like Democrats.
True, the country has changed and our party must adapt. However, it is wrong to believe we must change our principles or become conservative-lite. After all, the voters did not suddenly become liberal; but they have lost any sense of confidence that the Republican Party holds the answers to their problems.
Most Americans today see a Republican Party that defines itself by what it is against rather than what it is for. We can tell you why public schools aren't working, but not articulate a compelling vision for how we'll better educate children. We're well equipped to rail against tax increases; but can't begin to explain how we'll help the poor. We exclude far better than we welcome.
Things were different as recently as 20 years ago. Back then, Ronald Reagan made it cool to be a Republican -- it wasn't just his specific policies, but the timeless truths he so eloquently gave voice to, and upon which his policies were based. That's the Republican Party we must re-establish.
We must articulate a positive vision for America's future that speaks to Americans' hopes, concerns and needs. It's time to stop defining ourselves by what we are not, and tell voters what we believe, how we'll lead, and where we'll go; how we Republicans will make America better; how we'll make their families more prosperous, their children better educated, their parents more secure, and all of us healthier, safer and stronger.
Our challenge lies not in beating Democrats, but in uniting around a message that solidifies our ranks and attracts new people to our cause. We have to listen to what Americans are telling us about their hopes, desires and needs, and then translate that message into proposals for meaningful action squarely grounded on the values we Republicans have always stood for.
Our faith in the power and ingenuity of the individual to build a nation through hard work, personal responsibility and self-discipline is our uniting principle. That is the sacred ground upon which our Republican Party was built. For the sake of all Americans, it is the ground we must reclaim.
Mr. Steele is chairman of GOPAC, a Republican political-action committee that recruits and trains new candidates, campaign staff and activists.
I am hereby endorsing Michael Steele for RNC Chairman.
Based on the following.
A: HE GETS IT! He's absolutely right that the GOP doesn't say what we need to do to help people's lives. We can scream "TAX CUTS, TAX CUTS, TAX CUTS" but all the DEMS will say is that it only helps the super rich (Which isn't entirely true) we need a better way of communicating how that benefits the middle-class as well.
B: Newt is OLD NEWS. I'm sorry nothing serious against Newt, but his time has come and gone. If we pick him as an RNC leader it will just look like more of the same old Beltway Boys. Plus I don't think Newt is as down to earth as Steele is. Newt was also in AL GORE'S COMMERCIAL "WE CAN SOLVE IT" which is a "Green Socialist" movement AGAINST more oil drilling, no coal, no energy except for what Gore wants.
C: Don't tell me that I don't like Obama because he's African American because Michael Steele is a BLACK REPUBLICAN. But that's not why I'm endorsing him for RNC Chairman, with BOTH Obama and Steele it is their Ideology that I either DISAGREE or AGREE WITH. However on another note it would be great to have an African American as the RNC Chairman so that we can have our "Nyeeah! Naa! See we're not racist" moment either. After all we are the party that freed the slaves and that elected the first African Americans to the Senate WAY BACK in the late 1800's.
Please GOP...DON'T PICK NEWT or Huckabee just because of their high statis. We need...sigh pardon my pun....CHANGE in the GOP. We've lost 2 Elections in a row. Thanks to morons like Newt's strategies. Steele can get us some new members.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Earlier this year the test for all GOP candidates was "Are you Ronald Reagan?" John McCain got picked because he showed one commerical with him walking with Reagan saying, "I was a footsoldier during the Reagan years" and the stupid Republicans bought it lock stock and barrel. I agree with Laura Inghram when she said to McCain's face "What have you done for Conservatives lately?"
Reagan Nostalgia is what KILLED US this year. We WANTED a "Great Communicator" the Democrats, ACTAULLY HAD A GREAT COMMUNICATOR IN OBAMA!
All this year the Republicans have acted like Linus from "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" saying, "Ronald Reagan will come back, he will rise and show us the way to defeat Obama"
We keep making fun of Obama supporters for being so brainwashed as I have personally seen. I can't tell you how many times Obama supporters have told me that they voted for him simply because "He looks so cute!"
But the GOP are also in Ronald Reagan Zombie land mode, and if the GOP doesn't WAKE UP from the 1980's we will be losing elections for the next 20 years.
Proof? The Democrats never got over JFK, they never got over the Kennedy's. Hell they keep RE-ELECTING TED simply because of his damn last name! I am sick of hearing about the 2nd shooter and other JFK conspiracy theories, even if you solved them like Velma from Scooby-Doo do you think that John's going to come back to life?
They keep saying that Republicans want to turn back the clock, there have been times I want to say to the DEMS, "You first" because they want to stay in the 1960's. The DNC has never gotten over Viet-Nam, compairing everything in IRAQ to Viet-Nam.
I really truly feel that it's the Democrats who are stuck in the past with JFK and Woodstock Nostalgia that has cost Democrats elections: 2004 a perfect example, John Kerry who wouldn't shut up about Viet-Nam.
And then of course there's WOODSTOCK! Man...the Hippies, the Liberals, just keep going on and on about Woodstock as if it was the greatest thing to ever happen in the History of Forever...IT WASN'T! Not the Moon Landing? Not defeating Hitler? Not the founding of our Nation? Woodstock...DUUUUUUUUUUUUDE! ROCK ON!
It was just a FREAKIN' PARTY! It wasn't like you signed Peace Treaties to anyone, or even stopped the war which it didn't! It was just an excuse to get high, have free sex (which sounds tempting) and play in the mud!
We've got lots and lots of old HIPPIE COLLEGE PROFESSORS who will NOT let go of the 60's and Woodstock. BELIEVE ME I'VE SEEN THEM! I live 1/2 a mile away from a college. Some of those Hippie Professors even though they've gone BALD on the top...still grow a PONYTAIL on the back to remember the 60's.
Now it's the Republicans turn, Reagan Nostalgia till the cows come home.
Next you'll be missing the 1980's so badly you'll talk about when Michael Jackson was cool, Weird Al Yankovic, Rubix Cubes, Pacman, Super Mario Bros and Techno Music.
I saw a bumper sticker on a pick-up truck that said, NO JOKE! "SCREW MCCAIN! I'M WRITING IN RONALD REAGAN 2008" And I'm thinking, "Are you crazy? He's dead! What good will that vote do? Plus he can't run for a 3rd Term!"
I heard a radio show host who was upset by McCain's first debate performance go on and on about, "Ronald Reagan where are you? Please come back to us? We Republicans are lost without you! We're about to lose to a Marxist Muslim!" Does he expect Reagan to come back from the grave? Sometimes I wanna slap them like CHER and say, "Snap out of it!"
I think Reagan would be saddened to see how much the GOP has fallen apart without him. And unless we want to go the way of the WHIG Party, we know one thing for sure we need to get our act back together.
Hell we didn't even RAISE ENOUGH money for McCain. Isn't that the area "Greedy Republicans" were suppose to be pros at?
Where was all of this Reagan talk 4 years ago when Bush Ran for re-election? Where was Reagan Nostalgia in 2000, or 1996 when we picked Bob Dole?
The reason why the GOP is having Reagan fever is because I'm afraid my worst fear has come true, WE'VE LOST OUR MINDS, our principles, heck we don't even know who we are anymore! I feel like they've already given up on everything, going insane and are entering a state of denial with a straight jacket on.
I don't want the first question from this election on to be, "Are you Ronald Reagan re-encarnated? Are you Ronald Reagan? Are you? Are you?"
Nothing against the man. I LOVE RONALD REAGAN, but if he were here he would be so disguisted with how the GOP looks right now, hopefully he'd tell us to GROW UP! We must move on without him, forget the man, but remember what he TAUGHT US. Make Reagan's policies, YOUR POLICIES. DO YOU THINK REAGAN WOULD SUPPORT OBAMA'S HEALTHCARE PLAN?
DO YOU REALLY THINK REAGAN WOULD HAVE BAILED OUT THOSE BANKS WITH $700 BILLION DOLLAR BAILOUT? Or do you think he would be talking about Personal Responsibility? Don't forget that the Bailout PASSED because some GOP members in the House and Senate CHICKENED OUT to the threat of a 2nd Depression!
Again just trying to get some frustration out of my system.
I'm not bashing Reagan THIS IS TOUGH LOVE FOR THE REPUBLICANS!
Reagan believed in Freedom, less government, and Individual Liberty. When was the last time the GOP talked about that? We have a whole generation of young people who have no apprecation of what real freedom is, they believe what Obama believes that you cannot suceed without government babysitting you. Instead of preaching that striving and acheiving for yourself is the best reward of all, young people today hate those who succeed and Obama calls them "Selfish" and wants to "Punish their success to spread the wealth"
So many conservatives, Republicans, and moderate (Hillary) Democrats who really feel like jumping off the roof right now may be asking, what do we do right now?
Simple, the same as we always have, SPEAK OUT MORE!
What drives me crazy about my fellow conservatives is that everybody is TOO SCARED to say what they really feel or they'll be labeled a racist or intolerant. Maybe this is because I was the fat kid in school, so remember this conservatives. "Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me"
Talk Radio may disappear next year. I'm sick of hearing conservatives say, "OH NO! Now what I am going to do? What will I do without: Rush, Savage, Levin, Sean, Laura, and Rusty?"
Like so I constantly hear Republicans and conservatives say that "What do we do without Ronald Reagan? We got more to do?" You're acting like Rocky from "Rocky III" when Mick Died.
IS THIS HOW REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO ACT FOR THE NEXT ELECTIONS?
As it was said in the movie ROCKY III when Mick was having a heart attack, "Adrian what do I do? I don't know what to do?" Then Mick says, "You don't know what to do? After all these years together? After all this training you don't know what to do without me?" "ROCK-O YOU JUST GO IN THERE...AND DO IT!"
Okay, so Mr. T Obama has beaten' the CRAP out of us this year. But the conservatives can either retire and feel sorry for ourselves or get back into TRAINING.
If Talk Radio goes off the air, THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO SPEAK YOUR MIND WITHOUT THEM! Or talk radio can go...TO THE INTERNET OR SATELLITE RADIO!
So what do we do? (Rocky Music Playing) we TRAIN FOR 2010 AND 2012.
RESIST Obama's Socialist plans. DON'T SIGN UP FOR HIS FREE HEALTHCARE hang on to your private healthcare as long as you can.
RESIST Obama's S.S. Civilian Force programs, DON'T JOIN! Don't get into Obama's Community Organizing for 'Free College' PAY FOR COLLEGE yourself.
Help the poor on your own without the governments help!
If you qualify for Obama's Wealth Redistribution or his so-called 95% Tax Cut. Either don't accept it or DONATE IT TO MITT ROMNEY, OR A CONSERVATIVE PAC! Or use it to BUY THINGS then resell them and practice the thing he hates, Capitalism!
If you really want to be brave, there's something you could do now. SELL YOUR STOCKS BEFORE THE CAPITOL GAINS TAX GOES IN TO EFFECT! Get out of the stock market. Obama wants Socialism...then don't be apart of his phoney economy. Watch the DOW GO DOWN FURTHER even after he takes office.
If the economy gets better by the 2010 election, the Dems will keep all of their seats and the media will give them ALL THE CREDIT. I was planning on starting my own small business but since O-BUM-A is going to "PUNISH OUR SUCCESS" as he told Joe the Plumber then fine...THEN WHAT'S THE POINT OF STRIVING FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM IF OBAMA DOESN'T WANT YOU TO HAVE IT? Try to succeed with or without him.
Another thing we should do right now this minute is TAKE BACK THE GOP...we failed to clean house in Washinton, but we can clean house in the RNC.
You could also run for office yourself. I mean everybody and anybody reading this. Sick and tired of the leadership and candidates in the GOP, then throw your hat in the ring. NOT in 2012, not in 2010, but NOW! Remember 2009 there will be local elections, plus it will be an ideal time to save up money and launch a campaign for 2010. Even I ran for office as a Write-In candidate with only $150 budget and made 5% of the vote with only 2 weeks' campaigning.
I AM ALSO CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF EVERYBODY WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF MCCAIN'S CAMPAIGN, AND THE RESIGNATION OF THE HEAD OF THE GOP. A HAMPSTER COULD HAVE RUN A BETTER CAMPAIGN.
The head of the RNCC refused to give money to Bachmann who tolded the truth about Obama on MSNBC. Thank goodness she won but very slightly. I DEMAND NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE RNCC!
EMAIL THE RNC, EMAIL GOP LEADERS TELL THEM TO GET THEIR CRAP OUT! Also email John McCain and share your rage and fear with him. Tell John McCain, "Thanks for your military service" but McCain should NOT RUN FOR RE-ELECTION for his Senate seat in 2010. McCain only did one thing RIGHT LAST AUGUST! Look for some diverse FRESH FACES!
Sarah Palin (1st Female Governor of Alaska)
Governor Jindal (the 1st Indian American to be a Governor WHO'S A REPUBLICAN)
J.C. Watts (Black Senator)
Michael Steele (Black GOP Lt. Governor)
Mitt Romney (Mormon Governor of MASS)
We need to get rid of the OLD GEEZER LOOK of the GOP, we need a make-over but keep the message the same. I'm sick of the media always dipicting us as Fat, Bald, Corp Executives with a Cigar in our mouths. YOU KNOW THAT'S NOT ALL OF THEM!
Look towards the future even in defeat.
Okay, I can't stay mad at a war hero forever. I made this PRO-MCCAIN MUSIC VIDEO hopefully to energize the base but it only got 200 views before the election. Sigh...well it's still up there so here we go.
Now that the Election is over, with all of my passion, opinion, anger, and glee over politics seemingly to be buried within me, surging up like a Volcano ready to go off. I don't have time to make videos or JPEG images every time I feel like making a creative opinion. So I've decided to go with a blog, where I will weekly if not daily make my commentary on the issues of the day or week.
First of all about myself
I have 3 jobs and have run for office once. (This year) I believe in capitalism because it is a system my parents have strived on going from having nothing to owning businesses of their own. I am saddened to see so many people especially young people, no longer have faith in themselves, feeling like the Government is their only hope and way to succeed.
I believe that the government doesn't run the economy, it never has, it was never suppose to. We the American workers, drivers, farmers, CEO's, stockholders, business owners run and make this economy move. All government does is tax it like a mosquito and suck out a little bit of the money for itself.
"The way the Government sees the economy can be summed up like this. If it moves TAX IT! If it keeps moving REGULATE IT, if it stops moving subsidize it, if it still won't move after that nationalize it" -Ronald Reagan
I have thought of myself as a MODERATE INDEPENDENT, but over time I find myself becoming more and more conservative. (Yes this may become another right wing blog) But NOT THAT far to the right.
-Spending, spending, and oh yes, spending. I am sick of the government taxing me (one of my jobs minimum wage) to death and I don't make what "Joe the Plumber" wants to make and I DON'T BELIEVE OBAMA what so ever that 95% of Americans are going to get a tax cut. I am also just as ANGRY at President Bush for his reckless spending. I understand that we need taxes for: police, firefighters, military, schools, programs that work and building roads.
-Tax Cuts...when needed. There are times to raise taxes such as an emergency or a time of war. However I know that the less taxes are the more an economy can breathe....plus the government will receive MORE TAXES from all the spending by the PRIVATE SECTOR!
-Illegal Immigration. My grandmother came in the right way, the legal way, why can't you? I used to be a liberal on this issue, I used to think, "Yeah let everybody come on in!" but now I realize that they don't all come in here to help. I have asked illegal immigrants why they are here and they just tell me, "We're just here for your money, to us you're just an ATM Machine, we are trying to take our land back"
I LOVE ALL LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Those who have come here from other countries are the biggest patriots of all. However those who break the law, get passes, get drivers licenses, and get away without paying taxes PLUS get Social Security benefits are an outrage!
-Pro-War on Terror: "You blew up two of our Twin Towers, we blow up two of your countries? YOU WANNA PLAY THIS GAME?" -Carlos Mencia 'No Strings Attached'
-I don't care if you're gay, straight, bi, or whatever, knock yourself out in your bedroom as long as you aren't killing anybody in there. Or have a meth lab.
-I don't care what you do sexually, as long as you take responsibility for your actions.
-I'm NOT a religious right winger, sure I do believe in a higher power, I'm very moderate on religion it is up to you on whether or not to go to church or be an atheist. What I DON'T like are Atheists who get in your face like the ACLU who sue the crap out of Christians who put up a damn tree! Like wise I don't like super right wingers like Rev Phelps or Pat Robertson who also want to force you into their church.
-I am 100% for wind, solar, nuclear and other alternative energy. But until we get there I also believe in: oil, gas, drilling, and mining.
-I am only for the death penalty if there's DNA evidence or more than 1 person saw the defendant do the killing, and the guy's a complete psycho and cannot be rehabilitate.
-I am for stem-cell research as long as it does not give scientist a license to play 'God' or 'Mad Scientist' by creating what they want or do something from the ficticious movie "Jurassic Park" I am 100% for adult stem-cell research and on the fence as far as embryo stem cells. I am totally against human cloning because that would make humans, "THINGS" esspecially if you clone someone for the sole purpose of "Organs"
-I'm pro-gun period end of story. The 2nd Amendment is very clear, I don't see where it's up for interpretation. "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
I can understand having a license for certain guns like automatics or handguns. Plus it would be ridiculous to add WMD to that.
-I am apposed to any so called "Carbon Footprint" or "Greenhouse Caps" that would hurt freedom severely. Legislation like that would mean the Government will tell you when you can and cannot drive, or even heat your home in the name of Global Warming. Our state is very clean, and I support more clean energy, but not at the expense of people’s freedom.
-Return smoking in bars. I am NOT a smoker, I think it’s disgusting, but that does not mean I should impose that on others. In many states they have banned smoking in bars, restaurants, and are even proposing bowling alleys. Their reason? It would harm the children’s health. What? Here’s my question, aren’t children not suppose to be in bars anyway? I would keep the ban on restaurants but bars goes too far.
-Home Schooled children can stay at home to learn, as long as they are tested in the same standard as public schooled children. In some cases the home-schooled actually score much better than the public schooled children.
I will NOT tell you my real name for protection reasons and because I know conservative friends who wish to remain anonymous. But you can call me "Mario Alexander"
I encourage more people out there to get edit bay systems for their computer and make short movies. I hope to someday make a full-scale documentary on: America, the War on Terror, Economy, Media, almost everything.
So Check the Place out, and please view my videos on YOUTUBE!