Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Why we are Republicans
The recent bloggers event in Pittsburg by Americans for Prosperity had a great array of speakers and I wish I could of afforded to go. This was a bloggers convention thank God so I was assured I could find plenty on YouTube about it. Below is a link to Grover Norquist on YouTube part 1of his talk at the Pittsburg event.
If you look to the right while the video is playing you will see a whole list of other you tubes from the bloggers convention? Try Michelle Malkin, or Steve Moore from the Wall St. Journal editorial pages. The list is long and impressive. More importantly what they say is more so.
I highlighted Grover Norquist because he has eloquently and simply defined what makes our Republican coalition work, and by default why it has failed in the last few election cycles. Simply put all the people sitting at the Republican table with their different agendas want one thing of the government. They want it to be left alone. The Democrats around the table with their varying agendas want one thing of the government. They want it to give money to them. Throughout Grover’s talk a vague memory kept flittering in and out of consciousness, in writing this I remembered what it was. The famous quote from Barry Goldwater. “Never forget there was only one freedom on which this nation was founded; that was freedom from government.”
The reason for our recent failures at the polls is that the Republican leaders have become like the Democrats in their want and need for government money.George W for example instead of fighting to put in place a new system in welfare to encourage people to get off of it and regain their freedom from government, actually tried to get a new minority on it with his “Compassionate Conservative” boondoggle. Well he did and what he got was less votes and more government, and only the Rhinos liked it.
I also recommend Michelle Malkin’s talk at the event from the You Tube section.
She talks of how since she has been a journalist (17 years) she has constantly heard the refrain of “we must be more moderate”. She never bought into it and espouses the opposite. She councils us to be extreme and loud, in our opposition and in our beliefs. That also is becoming the common refrain from the Conservative Coalition these days, because our members are becoming increasingly fed up. Moderation is sinking our ship. The only change Obama and the Democrats and those wishy washy Republicans have brought to us is biggerer and worser government and less freedom.
Another event in Washington DC is coming up; this event also has some history of greatness. It is called “Defending the American Dream” Oct. 2nd + 3rd. I am trying to find a way to attend the event. I’ve talked with Scott at Americans for Prosperity/ Michigan and he thinks I can get on Bloggers Row so the ticket price will be waived. I just need a cheap way to get there and spend a night in my car or someplace. Anyone else going from Muskegon Mi or Grand Rapids Mi. (or thereabouts) who wants to split some cost let me know.
Bob Carr, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just leave a comment.
Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative
Monday, August 24, 2009
The History of Politically Correctness.
Ever wonder about if and or why the Main Stream Media is slanted with a liberal twist. Ever wonder if it is deliberate or not. Well here is a link to PJTV of a video by Bill Whittle that shows some facts for a change. Watch it, it’s good. Finally see the face of the White Racist toting the assault rifle talked about on the MSM. See for yourself. See above.
Mr. Whittle explains about Critical Theory and how hard it is to fight and how easy it is to use.
It is easy to use because it does not give solutions, it only criticizes. To take this further and apply it to the national scene today we see the failing or fatal flaw of the theory.
The failing is that once in power there is nothing about what to actually do to run a country. If you manage to actually tear down the institutions and individuals that have made this country great, what do you have left. It was done in Russia, what they had left were no innovative thinkers, no more rich people to tax because the state took all the money. They couldn’t tax themselves. They had a bankrupt country with workers being forced to work with no way out through the hope of free enterprise or free elections.
The electorate of America is fed up with being made fun of for creating and sustaining the world’s best country for political reasons. They are fed up with their money being taken for ever multiplying political reasons. We’ve had enough BS and want some facts. We can now get those facts through the internet. The backlash to this PC drivel is beginning. If Churchill were here he would say/ “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
As I would say, we will Make Do with what we have and we will Make it Now, and we will Make it Work. I might add --- while we are still free enough to do so.
Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative