Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Money Ain't Everything

Money ain’t everything.

Neither is political experience and support of your national party.

Those two things now and in the future are being moved out of the number one priority of a campaign, what that money and the political power of the “political class” tries to buy is jumping into the number one spot.

What the “political class” tries to buy in their minds is the votes of the unwashed electorate.

When the unwashed electorate rises up and demands the respect they deserve – the respect the founders of this country gave it – then the power brokers see the upsets like we have seen since the special elections presaging the 2010 elections where simple common sense outweighed the money and power of the political elite.

When we the people came out to vote, not for slogans but for the better candidate. Not for the slickest ad but for the candidate with common sense, integrity and honor.
That is what Democrat David Weprin found out to his dismay.

He received money from Democrat national Organizations to the amount of $600,000 .
Neither did the money and “fame” he received from backers of the liberal left help him win. Nancy Pelosi gave him the $5,000 maximum allowable by law and threw in another $2,000 from her campaign war chest.
Also notice from the article that Democrat Weprin’s donations of under $200 amounted to only 2% of his total. Compare that to Turner receiving 18% from small time donors. In respect for full disclosure, I was one of those “really” small time investors.

Nor did Turner get more from PACs, which let’s face it is the epitome of “political class” power. The Democrat Weprin received over 25 times more money from PACs than Bob Turner.

Neither did Bill Clinton and his robo calls help stem the tide. Nor did President Obama’s mailings help stem the bloodletting.

Nor did the vaunted but rusty Democrat machine in NYC. Their voters didn’t bother to vote or if they did were likely to vote for the Republican out of self defense against an Obama backing Liberal like Weprin, and a party backing the shameful actions of the disgraced Weiner.

What mattered was the 50-100 volunteer which at any one time were hitting the bricks going door to door or making phone calls – constantly for the few short weeks of this special election. Added to this, what helped more was that like their candidate they were working for; these citizen soldiers were not being paid. They and their candidate were not of the political class.

They were of by and for the People. Only in this way can the great American experiment in self governance remain a shining example of government being run – of by and for the People.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be a Conservative

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


AP just called the race in NY's 9th in favor of Republican Conservative Bob Turner 10 minutes ago.

Dem Weprin refuses to concede.

Turner has judge seal absentee ballots.

The tide has turned.

Obama embarrassed.

The slick Democrat NY machine, their big names Bill Clinton etc and all the union soldiers and money couldn't overcome the people's will. They were mad at Obama and his policies.

The new coin of the realm is not talking points and slick tv ads but honesty and the will of the people.

They have spoken.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More from New York's 9th Race.

This is from Bill O'Riley (not the Fox news guy).

New poll shows Bob Turner up 6 points in the race to replace discredited Weiner.

"Contact: Bill O'Reilly, 212-396-9117 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Statement from Campaign of Businessman Bob Turner on
Today's Siena Poll Results
September 9, 2011

"Queens and Brooklyn voters of all political parties are sending a terse telegram to President Obama that they are unhappy with his economic agenda and his hostile stance toward Israel. Today's Siena Poll captures that in a snap-shot.

"Businessman Bob Turner is receiving strong bi-partisan support in the race, led by former Mayor Ed Koch and Assemblyman Dov Hikind, because he represents a break with the machine politics and politicians who have killed job-growth in this nation and put us into crisis-level debt. Voters are also rejecting career politician David Weprin's highly negative campaign, particularly his abhorrent strategy of trying to frighten senior citizens - the strategy that Mayor Koch has repeatedly asked Mr. Weprin to 'knock off.'

"President Obama and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are sending hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of Obama for America ground troops into Queens and Brooklyn to try to quell this revolt against Mr. Obama's agenda. Judging from what we're hearing on the street, that Washington-driven effort will fail. The voters of Brooklyn and Queens are speaking to Mr. Obama through this contest, and they will not be silenced." -William O'Reilly, Turner campaign spokesman.


This is a major upset in the making. The Reagan Democrats seem to be forming all by themselves behind a "common sense" conservative. Without the help of the Republican Party. Hope they have to sense not to screw this up. This is much better than even the Scotty Brown thing last cycle. This is a real choice and a repudiation of President Obama and the radical lefts agenda.

Wow first the repudiation of dirty politics in the Wisconsin primaries now this. Hopefully the recall election this November of Paul Scott in Mi. will catch some of the coat tails off this statement of disdain from NY about the abuse of power the Left is all too eager to throw around along with it's money and it's minions.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative