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Conservatives And The Trump Presidency

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

If you don’t already know Donald Trump is the President elect and Mike Pence the VP elect.

(brief golf clap)

Now what are conservatives, whether they be principled #NeverTrump’er such as myself, or those who came around to supporting Trump and Pence such as Mark Levin and Sen. Ted Cruz(whom I ran as an alternate delegate for), to do with the election in the rear view mirror and inauguration day on the horizon?

To put it simply we do what we’ve always done, we fight for our principles, the Constitution, and the betterment of our fellow-man.

Conservatives who came long before me fought to bring conservatism to the American people, fought to get Barry Goldwater the GOP presidential nomination, and kept on fighting right on to election night in 1980.

Even when we conservatives finally succeeded with the pivotal election of Ronald Reagan we didn’t stop fighting. We fought for his tax cuts, his deregulation of energy and communications, and rebuilding of the military.  We battled to abolish the Department of Education, adopt a balanced budget amendment. and end implement the Strategic Defense Initiative that helped to end the Cold War.

The fighting for the conservative cause never ceases as evidenced by the Gingrich Revolution and all that brought such as welfare to work.

Not so long ago that fight took the form of opposing President George W. Bush’s attempts at amnesty for illegal immigrants and some of his choices for the Supreme Court.

Now that Donald Trump will be leading our nation and the Republican Party for the next four years we conservatives are going to have to fight to make sure that his good policy agenda items happen, especially with the GOP in control of Congress for the next 2 years.

School choice and education reform is one of the biggest and best things we could ever hope to do for our nation in the long run and it is something that has to happen.

The same goes for tax cuts, regulatory reforms, and the complete and total repeal and defunding of every word and regulation of Obamacare.

Donald Trump’s support of congressional term limits is to be applauded and to make sure it happens we conservatives need to convince him to back the Article V Convention of States effort so that the necessary number of state legislatures get on board so that the states can then ratify those term limits and hopefully get a balanced budget amendment, further tax reform via the flat tax or fair tax, and maybe even other parts of Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments.

When Donald Trump and his biggest supporters like Steve Bannon go head long into bad policy making, such as protectionist trade policies, we conservatives will have to fight back. We’ll have to point out how and why punitive tariffs, protectionism, and trade wars created the Great Depression.

When his children start pushing for a new taxpayer backed paid family leave entitlement, we conservatives will fight back against that as we must.

Many years from now we’ll all be fighting still for different candidates and for different conservative ideas.

But as always we will be fighting for our principles, the Constitution, and the betterment of our fellow-man.

 

Trump Love Is No Excuse To Attack Convention Of States

conventionIt is one thing for a Donald Trump devotee to share fake stories from fake websites or to tout the awesomeness and definitive certainty of online polls but it is something else altogether when one uses their love of Trump as an excuse to attack the Article V Convention of States effort.

As of today 8 state legislatures, from Florida to Alaska, have approved applications to hold a Convention of States under Article V of the Constitution for the purpose of debating and proposing constitutional amendments for state ratification.

This is an effort that began gaining traction with the 2013 release of best-selling author and talk show host Mark Levin’s book The Liberty Amendments and has only grown since then and is going to continue in 2017 as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has made making his state the 9th to join the effort to reign in the out of control Federal government as top legislative priority of his, a priority he reiterated in new book Broken But Unbowed.

But leave it up to Trump cultist logic to conflate a conservative, principled plan to save the Republic and the Constitution from liberal Statists and crony capitalist RINOs, that began 3 years before Donald Trump was ever a presidential candidate with a plot to harm The Donald that must be stopped.

Illinois Review contributor Nancy Thorner wrote Monday, “”Never Trump” people are the leaders in pushing the Convention of States. They include Eric O’Keefe (who led the delusional effort at this summer’s Republican Convention in Cleveland to deny Trump the nomination) and Michael Farris (who has continued to publicly criticize Trump). These “Never Trump” people are the new RINOS.  Failing to back the Donald Trump, do we want our Constitution rewritten by them?”

Nancy spent the majority of her piece attacking the entire concept of an Article V Convention, basing her attacks primarily off of the work of attorney Publius Huldah, who spoke recently at an Eagle Forum event in St. Louis, arguing that such an invocation of the second amendment method within Article V would result in a Constitutional Convention that would draft an entirely new Constitution.

Nancy also included some good old fashion George Soros and Koch brothers conspiracy theorizing in her piece saying, “What would prevent backers of the Convention of States from engaging in tactics of the Left, such as using secret, undisclosed big donors to finance their ConCon projects.  The secret donors may have received secret promises about what a new convention would actually do.  David Koch of the Koch brothers, who may be funding the project, supports abortion and gay rights, and refuses to support Trump.  George Soros is also pushing for ConCon, using his immense fortune to do so.”

Mrs. Thorner also used the #NeverTrump and Soros/Koch brothers lines of attack in a different Article V hit piece she wrote in July ahead of the GOP National Convention in Cleveland saying, “ConCon supporters are in step with globalists like the Koch Brothers and George Soros who are determined to take over the Republican Party using the never-used procedure of an Article V Convention as a ruse to purpose amendments to the U.S. Constitution.”

Hate to burst a good bubble but George Soros and the Koch Brothers aren’t the ones working to get enough state legislatures to approve applications to hold an Article V Convention, it has been grass-roots conservatives the nation over who have been working their state Representatives and State Senators for 3 years now that have been doing it.

This is an effort that has received scant national support or reportage outside of Mark Levin and Glenn Beck.

And yet this is an effort that has had the support of principled conservatives for a long time.

Just in our current Modern Era, President Dwight Eisenhower backed using Article V to tackle the Federal bureaucracy.

Throughout the 1970s great Free Market thinkers like Milton Friedman supported Article V to get a much-needed(then and now) balanced budget amendment.

In his autobiography An American Life President Ronald Reagan wrote of the need for the American people to use the Article V Convention of States process to get term limits on Congress, a balanced budget amendment, and a Presidential line item veto.

Even Trump surrogates Dr. Ben Carson, and Mike Huckabee supported the Article V Convention effort during the GOP Presidential primary. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has also been a major supporter of the effort even before his presidential campaign.

The likes of Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, and the back benchers who will succeed them will never let any constitutional amendment that limits their power, the overall power of the Federal government, or reverses anything the “progressives” have gotten over the last 100 plus years, get the necessary majorities in both the House and Senate for them to be moved on to the states for ratification.

Under the current status quo we will never have congressional, let along, Supreme Court term limits, no state override authority of bad regulations, executive orders, or SCOTUS decrees, no balanced budget, no major tax reform(Fair Tax), no restoration of the 9th and 10th amendments, nothing.  We will continue to be stuck with continuing resolutions that fully fund the liberal agenda, a cumulative debt that will ensure future generations are born into indentured servitude, and career politicians spending a lifetime in Washington.

I’ve been under the impression this past year that Trump and his supporters hated career politicians, why would they then attack a guaranteed way of getting rid of all of them, permanently?

No one man, no one election, is going to stop the nations decay and rot from within, but maybe, just maybe, this “Break in case of emergency” Article V Convention option could if the Trumpsters would take off their blinders and realize we are going to need something with a longer shelf life than a campaign hat to truly “Make America Great Again”.

 

Dear Trumpsters Will Please Go Back To Being The Principled Conservatives I Know You Are

limbaugh rule“Vote for the most conservative Republican in the primary-period.”-Rush Limbaugh

Dear Trumpsters,

Please take the Limbaugh Rule to heart and please go back to being the principled conservative and Tea Party activists I know you to be.

The walking billboards for Donald Trump that you have become isn’t consistent with the limited government, lower taxes, less spending, adhere to the Constitution principles we have all been advocating for for years together.

We’ve been waiting for 30 years for another Ronald Reagan to come along; an articulate, principled, leader, with a bold vision of a better America based on First Principles.  We’ve been waiting for a Ted Cruz to come on the scene, and he finally has, and you Trumpsters are missing the boat because you have fallen head over heels for a celebrity; a celebrity with absolutely no principles other than shameless self promotion.

While Ted Cruz has been fighting the conservative fight year after year on issue after issue(religious liberty, the 10th amendment, the 2nd amendment, fully repealing Obamacare, stopping amnesty) Donald Trump on the other hand has been actively fight against us.  Back in 1991 Trump spoke at a congressional hearing where he trashed the 1986 Reagan tax cuts and now Trump is saying the same things Hillary and Bernie are saying about taxing the rich more.

While Ted Cruz has been working to get taxpayer money taken away from the baby butchers at Planned Parenthood, Trump has been out praising them for the good work they do, when he isn’t taking 3 totally different positions on abortion in the same day.

Even when he was working in the Bush 43 admin Cruz was advancing conservatism, even when that went against what W and congressional leaders wanted to do.

For 40 years Donald Trump has done one thing with consistency; give big sums of money to extremely liberal Democrats. The list of people Trump has given money to is long but includes such notables as Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Clinton bag-man and now Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Trump has even given money directly to the Clinton Crime Family.

Donald Trump is no friend to conservatives to be sure. When given the chance to back Tea Partier Matt Bevin’s 2014 Senate primary in Kentucky he opted instead to donate money to Mitch McConnell.

These things matter.

The negative, and likely depression causing impact of Trump’s tariff war matters.

The fact half of the Republican Party(or more) hates Trump with a passion should matter, as should why.

The fact Trump just became a Republican last year, so he could run for President on our ticket, should matter, and bother the heck out of you.

The fact Trump has an incoherent approach to foreign policy should matter.

After 8 years of Obama’s disastrous leadership, righting our nation’s course, basically saving the Republic as we know it makes this election extremely important to the continued survival of this the last best hope for freedom on Earth.

Instead of treating this election with that kind of seriousness you Trumpsters are treating it more like just your average season of American Idol; It’s all about the popularity contest, not a contest of substance and ideas, which Ted Cruz would win hands down.

I know you Trumpsters are better than that, because I know many of you personally and/or professionally. I don’t know what it will take to wake you from this star struck trace you are in, but you had better do it quick.

The nation is in danger of being turned into just another dying and decaying ho-hum European Socialist Democracy should Hillary Clinton get elected, and a Trump nomination would guaruntee that.

This nation needs another Reagan revolution; tens of millions of new jobs, economic growth the likes of which had never been seen, a rebuilding of our military superiority, and defeat of the Soviet Empire, all accomplished using conservative principles.  What we don’t need is a Republican Party nominee who doesn’t agree with half the platform and doesn’t understand the other half. We don’t need a foul-mouthed, bloviating, jackass, who has helped to elect and reelect some of the worst politicians in the country, as the GOP nominee.

You all know that Ted Cruz is the right man to be the 45th President of the United States and that he is the only one who should come out of the convention in Cleveland as the GOP nominee.

Now put down the Trump pom-poms and lets save the Republic from the liberal Democrats and the spineless GOP establishment by electing Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina,

Donald Trump’s New York Liberalism Is Really Showing Now

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Boy Thursday was not a good day for Trumpertantrum, I mean how many liberal positions can he take in one sitting.

Not only did he come out against North Carolina’s bathroom bill that sadly has to codify common sense and keep men out of women’s bathrooms and locker rooms.

He also came out in favor of taxing the rich, which is completely opposite of his own tax plan.

Then he said that the Republican Party should change its platform on abortion, to make it more liberal.

All of that came after Townhall and others found video of Trump testifying to Congress, on behalf of Democrats in 1991, where he attacked the 1986 Reagan tax cuts and belittled the entire US economy because the New York real estate market wasn’t going gangbusters.

Are your Trumpsters have any regrets yet?

Because those of us with principles, who are conservatives, are getting really tired of this farce.

Rep. Blum(R-IA): Next Speaker Has To Sell GOP Principles To The Public Like Reagan

Rep. Rod Blum

Rep. Rod Blum

Iowa Republican congressman Rod Blum isn’t saying who he will support in the up coming vote to select the next Speaker of the House but he does want that new Speaker to sell Republican printples to the American public the way Ronald Reagan used to.

From the QC Times:

 (Blum’s)top concern is that the new speaker is someone who can “sell” Republican principles to the American public much in the way President Ronald Reagan did.

“I think that’s one of the biggest parts of the job, especially since we don’t have the presidency,” Blum said. “We need that voice to go out on the Sunday talk shows, to the media, and sell our principles to average, everyday Americans.”

That is not the strong suit of Speaker John Boehner, who has announced his resignation as speaker and will leave Congress later this month, Blum added.

The new speaker has to be a strong fundraiser, Blum said, and he’s looking for someone “to keep the training running on time.”

He conceded that it’s all “inside baseball” to most of the public, but Blum wants a more open process using “regular order” or House rules.

“One of the things I didn’t like about the current speaker and the way he operated is that it was very top-down,” Blum said. “The rank-and-file have very little to no say.”

In January Blum was among a handful of House Republicans to vote for Florida Rep. Daniel Webster to be Speaker over John Boehner, who is retiring at the end of october, and sits on the House Oversight and Government reform committee chaired by Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who announced his intention to become Speaker on Friday. Aside from Webster and Chaffetz the other candidate in the running to be Speaker is current GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, who has been endorsed(kiss of death) by Boehner.

 

Educating Adam Kinzinger On How Ronald Reagan Campaigned Against Jimmy Carter

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Illinois RINO congressman Adam Kinzinger spent his Monday on Morning Joe on MSNBC and Outnumbered on Fox sticking up for his guy Jeb Bush and taking shots at GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

Part of Kinzinger’s line of attack on Trump during both shows was to say that Trump was angry and that wasn’t how Ronald Reagan campaigned against Jimmy Carter in 1980, saying that Reagan campaigned on hope and continually spoke of the “Shining City on A Hill” and didn’t berate Carter for his pitiful economy.

That is a horrible rewriting of that historic campaign, but what else would you expect from a Bush guy.

Yes Ronald Reagan spoke of America as a “Shining City on a Hill” at every opportunity but he also used those speeches and other appearances in the late 1970s and into inauguration day in 1981 to hammer Jimmy Carter and the failures of Statism.

This is from Ronald Reagan’s speech announcing his candidacy for President in 1979:

There are those in our land today, however, who would have us believe that the United States, like other great civilizations of the past, has reached the zenith of its power; that we are weak and fearful, reduced to bickering with each other and no longer possessed of the will to cope with our problems.

Much of this talk has come from leaders who claim that our problems are too difficult to handle.  We are supposed to meekly accept their failures as the most whichhumanly can be done.  They tell us we must learn to live with less, and teach our children that their lives will be less full and prosperous than ours have been; that the America of the coming years will be a place where – because of our past excesses – it will be impossible to dream and make those dreams come true.

I don’t believe that.  And, I don’t believe you do either.  That is why I am seeking the presidency.  I cannot and will not stand by and see this great country destroy itself.  Our leaders attempt to blame their failures on circumstances beyond their control, on false estimates by unknown, unidentifiable experts who rewrite modern history in an attempt to convince us our high standard of living, the result of thrift and hard work, is somehow selfish extravagance which we must renounce as we join in sharing scarcity.  I don’t agree that our nation must resign itself to inevitable decline, yielding its proud position to other hands.  I am totally unwilling to see this country fail in its obligation to itself and to the other free peoples of the world.

That sounds a lot more like a Ted Cruz or a Donald Trump than the doldrums that comes from Jeb Bush.

But if that wasn’t enough for Adam Kinzinger to get that Reagan was an anti-establishment insurgent who fought for the American people and the American ideal and not for the insiders, the crony-ist, and special interests how about Reagan’s famous speech on Labor Day in 1980 at the foot steps of the Statue of Liberty two months before the election.  Kinzinger would have you believe that Reagan never went after Jimmy Carter for his disastrous economy, Adam clearly knows nothing about Ronaldus Magnus:

Today a President of the United States would have us believe that dream is over or at least in need of change.

Jimmy Carter’s Administration tells us that the descendants of those who sacrificed to start again in this land of freedom may have to abandon the dream that drew their ancestors to a new life in a new land.

The Carter record is a litany of despair, of broken promises, of sacred trusts abandoned and forgotten.

Eight million out of work.  Inflation running at 18 percent in the first quarter of 1980.  Black unemployment at about 14 percent, higher than any single year since the government began keeping separate statistics.  Four straight major deficits run up by Carter and his friends in Congress.  The highest interest rates since the Civil War–reaching at times close to 20 percent–lately down to more than 11 percent but now going up again–productivity falling for six straight quarters among the most productive people in history.

Through his inflation he has raised taxes on the American people by 30 percent–while their real income has risen only 20 percent.  He promised he would not increase taxes for the low and middle-income people–the workers of America.  Then he imposed on American families the largest single tax increase in history.

His answer to all of this misery?      He tries to tell us that we are “only” in a recession, not a depression, as if definitions—words–relieve our suffering.

Let it show on the record that when the American people cried out for economic help, Jimmy Carter took refuge behind a dictionary.  Well if it’s a definition he wants, I’ll give him one.  A recession is when your neighbor loses his job.  A depression is when you lose yours.  Recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.

If that wasn’t enough to convince you that Reagan was something totally different than the chararicture created by Adam Kinzinger how about this famous moment from the one and only Presidential debate in 1980 between Reagan and President Carter, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

Ronald Reagan in the 1980 campaign, and before(and after), was all about inspiring the American people to the greatness they inherently were capable of and educating them to the failures and fallacies of liberal polices.  Two things establishment Republicans are incapable of doing, especially Jeb Bush.

Hillary In Iowa: Reaganomics One Of Worst Ideas Of The ’80s

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Speaking at the Iowa Democrat Parties Hall of Fame dinner Friday night in Cedar Rapids former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attacked the pro-growth economic policies of President Ronald Reagan as one of the worst ideas of the 1980s saying, “Trickle down economics has to be one of the worst ideas of the 1980s.  It is right up there with New Coke, shoulder pads, and big hair.  I’ve lived through that…and we are not going back to that.”

President Reagan’s policies of deregulation and across the board tax cuts helped spur the greatest economic growth period in the history of the country helping to create some 20 million new jobs during his 8 years in office.  Reagan’s economic policies also saw the Gross Domestic Product(GDP) increase at annual rates at 5 to 8 percent during his presidency with some quarters of GDP growth at or near 10%.  During President Obama’s 7 years of economic malaise he’s been lucky if GDP grows at 1 percent.  There were points during the 1980s under Ronaldus Magnus were one months new job creation has topped whole years for President Obama.

Hillary continued, “We can’t let Republicans take us back like they are trying to do.  We are not going back to trickle down economics or the wild west on Wall Street. We’re not going back to insurance companies charging women more for the same coverage.  We’re not going back to denying climate change.”

During her more than 15 minute speech Clinton attacked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for his collective bargaining reforms which limited the power and influence of unions while enabling the state and local units of government to balance their budgets without having to layoff workers.  She also attacked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for wanting American workers forced into part-time work due to the policies of President Obama, namely Obamacare, to be able to get full-time jobs saying Republican policies would do just the opposite.

The former Secretary of State for President Obama defended Obama’s Jimmy Carter-esque economic record(the workforce participation rate is as low as it was at the start of Carter’s term in the late ’70s) saying, “Our county has worked so hard to come back from the financial crisis.  With President Obama’s leadership and the determination of the American people we’re standing again.  But we’re not yet running the way America should and now we have to choose whether we’re going to return to the failed top down policies that wrecked our economy before or move forward to chart a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous future.”

Funny, I thought the financial crisis was caused by the top down housing policies of liberal Democrats like Jimmy Carter, Barney Frank, and Hillary’s husband former President Bill Clinton who forced and/or pressured banks and other lenders to lower their standards so that minorities and poor people who had no business buying a house could do so, thus creating the sub-prime loan mess and housing bubble that bust in the last year of President George W. Bush’s tenure.

The truth is the economic polices of Ronald Reagan helped to create the longest and greatest period of economic growth and job creation the nation and the world has ever seen; an entire generation grew up knowing nothing but economic prosperity because Reagan cut taxes across the board and was friendly towards business and innovation.  The dot com boom and the explosion in personal electronics, the rebirth of AM radio, a major expansion in domestic energy production, and those 20+ million new jobs we all made possible because of Reaganonmics.

Stagnation, a decline in household income, the shifting of the work force from full-time to part-time, and the explosion in the number of Americans not working(some 93 million to date) are all a result of the economic policies of Barack Obama.

Hillary repeatedly said she doesn’t want the country to go back to the GREAT economic times of the ’80s, well I don’t want to see the Obama malaise continue for one more day.  For that to happen the next President has to embrace the model given to us by Reagan not the Jimmy Carter on steroids model of Obama and Clinton.

Ted Cruz In Iowa: We’ll Win In 2016 With “Bold Colors, Not Pale Pastels”

Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was in Cedar Falls, Iowa Thursday as part of a swing through the first caucus state before heading to South Carolina Friday.

During the town hall meeting Cruz said that he can win in 2016 by emulating Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign and by following the Reagan model of bold colors, not pale pastels, reports the Quad Cities Times.

“2016 is going to be an election very much like 1980, and as Reagan said, we’re going to win by painting in bold colors, not pale pastels,” Cruz said.

Cruz proudly embraced his outsider status during his Cedar Falls stop, tying himself to Reagan who “drew a line in the sand” rather than running in 1980 by saying “I’m just like Jimmy Carter, just infinitesimally to the right.”

If Cruz implicitly tied himself to Reagan, he was explicit in comparing President Barack Obama to the 1980 defeated incumbent President Jimmy Carter.

Sen. Cruz has been very bold in his brief time in the national political spotlight leading the fight to defund and repeal Obamacare, trying to stop President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, and standing firmly with Israel against the terrible nuclear deal President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are negotiating with Iran.

 

Fortune Favors The Bold

Gov. Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker

It has been a bit comical to see what Democrats have been doing so far in their general election campaigns here in Illinois and the key themes they think will carry them, and Democrats nationally, to victory in November.

Governor Pat Quinn and Speaker Michael Madigan have been highlighting the Democrats desire to raise taxes here in Illinois by pushing to make our supposedly temporary  income and corporate tax increases permanent, proposing a new millionaires tax, and pushing a state constitutional amendment to impose a Marxist progressive income tax.

Then there are Democrats such as pollster Celinda Lake who have been advocating Democrat candidates run on fixing Obamacare because they have come to the realization that defending Obamacare is a certifiable loser.

There has also been talk from President Obama on down of Democrats also running on such things as raising the minimum wage to $10 and some odd cents an hour, giving 11-20 million illegal immigrants amnesty, trying to curtail Americans second amendment rights, and arresting industrial and energy production under the pretenses of the man made global warming hoax.

O’ and we can certainly expect to hear some chatter about some kind of Republican war on women, the urgent need for women to have unfettered access to abortion and contraceptives, and the civil rights issue of the century redefining the meaning of a thousands of years old institution(marriage).

These aren’t the kind of bold reforms necessary to help a state with the second worst unemployment rate in the nation, a $100 billion unfunded pension liability, billions in unpaid bills, and a city, Chicago, on the verge of being the biggest municipal bankruptcy in the country.  Nor are they the kind of reforms a nation that has seen years of economic stagnation, a $17 trillion national debt, and $100 trillion in unfunded entitlement liabilities that future generations will one day have to pay off needs, ever.

As the ancient saying goes, fortune favors the bold.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his Act 10 budget and collective bargaining reforms are the kinds of bold reforms are nation needs right now and the more conservatives and Republicans get behind bold reforms the better their fortunes will become.

If Republicans running for Congress nationally all unite behind the bold notion of totally repealing Obamacare they can expect to have happen to them what happened to Mr. Jolly in Florida’s recent special election, and that is victory at the polls.

If Ken Cuccinelli had just a little bit more time(and some more help from national Republicans like the RNC and Chris Christie) the terrible roll out of Obamacare could have easily pushed him to victory in Virginia’s gubernatorial race.

As Republicans saw in 2010 with the help of the Tea Party and an aggressive stance against Obamacare(i.e total repealment) the voters can and will reward them with massive and even historic wins.

And it is not just reforms that a candidate has to be bold about in order to win.

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Should Bruce Rauner and the rest of the Illinois GOP be bold and attack Gov. Pat Quinn relentlessly over the $50 million in anti-violence money that went missing during his 2010 election and the recent report from Open The Books that the vast majority of heads of the Quinn administration are willfully not in compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act and the Freedom Of Information Act they can turn what has been handicapped as a 50-50 race into another Governors mansion occupied by a Republican.

Nationally Republicans should be using the recent arrest of numerous Democrat lawmakers in New York, Illinois, North Carolina, and in California in a bold fashion and hit the entire Democrat Party hard for being corrupt just as the Democrats hit Republicans for being corrupt in 2006 for that whole Mark Foley incident.

On a more long term scale if we take a message of bold reforms into say the African-American community or to the nations young people we can have a groundswell of new support of our candidates and cause.

If Republicans and conservatives where bold and went into the inner city, and the black churches, and the poorest of neighborhoods and talked to the people about their support for defending the traditional definition of marriage and advocate for school choice, school vouchers, and other education reforms that person(s) would see the 99% African-American vote that goes to the Democrats change into 95, then 90, then 85, then 75%.

If Republicans and conservatives did the bold thing and went into the nations high schools and universities and talked about the need to have the 4th and 5th amendment with the NSA spying being a hot button issue with them we would see that millennial generation start to listen to us when we talk about people like Milton Friedman and the positives associated with Capitalism and free markets.

If more people of national political prominence than just Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former congressman Joe Walsh, Senator Tom Coburn, and nationally syndicated talk show host and best selling author Mark Levin would be bold and endorse the use of an Article V convention of the states in order to propose constitutional amendments to fix some of the systemic problems gripping the country and the body politic posterity will look fondly upon those people.

Being bold about education reform, balancing the budget, growing the economy, getting congressional term limits to restore the peoples trust in government(at least in part), and not being afraid to go after the other side is what this country, and to be honest the Republican Party, needs right now.

It isn’t like being bold hasn’t worked in the past.

Ronald Reagan was bold when he told Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

Kennedy was bold when he set to put a man on the moon.

Abraham Lincoln was bold when he freed the slaves.

Our Founding Fathers where bold when they set out to establish this nation free from the tyranny of the British Crown.

It takes boldness in order to do big things and the big things are the only things in life worth doing.

Jesse Jackson Says The Darndest Things(All Of Which Are Lies)

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Last Wednesday the Revered Jesse Jackson spoke at Furman University and said some of the darndest things, of course they were all lies.

Campus Reform has a full run down of the stupid things that fell out of the Reverends mouth but here are his whoppers of lies.

-President Ronald Reagan sought to  permanently ban African Americans from playing college and professional football in the South with white people.

-Goldwater and Reagan – had they been successful, it would have been illegal for blacks and whites to play together on a Saturday afternoon

-The Carolina Panthers playing the Atlanta Falcon’s would have been illegal

-if Reagan and former GOP presidential candidate Barry Goldwater had their way, there would have been no Olympics in Atlanta, and basketball legend Michael Jordan would have been ineligible to play basketball at the University of North Carolina (UNC)

-“You couldn’t have had the Dallas Cowboys in Houston, Texas, you couldn’t have had the Super Bowl in New Orleans or in Atlanta or in Jacksonville or Miami.”

-“you got paid for the scalps of the red skins of the Indians…and that’s how we got the Washington Redskins football league.”

-The south was the home of genocide

-The Tea Party was born from efforts to maintain “the walls” of slavery and segregation.

-Fort Sumter was the beginning of the Tea Party(which is really funny since the first Tea Party was held in Boston in 1773)

This is a massive amount of BS to come out of one person’s mouth in less than one hour.  Nationally syndicated talk show host Mark Levin on his show Friday questioned whether Jesse Jackson was high when he gave this speech.  I wonder if the Revered Jackson suffered some kind of brain injury, brain aneurism, or stroke before he went on stage.