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Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Columbus Tea Party 04/15/09 Slideshow!

Posted by Sandra on April 16, 2009

I’m so proud of my sons for interviewing beautifully and being so eloquent and proud of what they were standing up for.


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My signs are ready!!

Posted by Sandra on April 15, 2009

The Columbus Tea Party is tonight… I’m taking Brett and Justus since they’re old enough to understand that they’ll be paying for this ignorant administration’s ridiculous spending for the rest of their lives, and possibly their children’s lives, if we don’t do something NOW.

So here’s my signs!



Justus wants to hold the gravemarker… lol!  So Brett will hold the mortgage one – it’s the most relevant for him too.

I hope to see more people at the rallies!  Go FREEDOM!

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First comes the Ass, then comes the Class.

Posted by Sandra on March 20, 2009

AOL Hot Seat Poll: The Special Olympics joke

posted at 10:15 am on March 20, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
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You’ve read the take from myself and AP on Barack Obama’s “Special Olympics” wisecrack last night. Now it’s your turn to weigh in. Along with AOL’s readers, join in a poll to give your verdict on Obama’s attempt at levity on Leno. Offensive? Funny? Unwise?     Click the link above to take the poll.

To help you out, here’s the actual video, and I’ll compare it to another notable comment about the Special Olympics from a major political figure this month. First, thank goodness we elected that brilliant and witty Chicago politician:

And thank goodness we didn’t elect that classless trailer-park hick from Alaska:

Take a moment to read the comments too – funny stuff!!

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52 days, 52 mistakes

Posted by Sandra on March 18, 2009

Let me count them up, in no particular order. Some are big. Some are small.

We all make mistakes. Here’s his:

1. A do-over on the oath of office.
2. Tim Geithner.
3. Bill Richardson.
4. Tom Daschle.
5. Eric “Nation of Cowards” Holder.
6. Leon Panetta.
7. Arne “Cappuccino” Duncan.
8. Hilda Solis (OK, her husband has the tax liens).
9. Nancy Killefer.
10. Charles Freeman Jr.
11. Ron Kirk.
12. Adolfo Carrion.
13. Banning offshore oil again.
14. Letting Nancy Pelosi write the $787 billion “stimulus’ plan.
15. Relying on Tim Geithner to explain it.
16. It is a $13-a-week stimulus, or as his wife said of Bush’s plan: “You’re getting $600. What can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything. But maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn’t pay down every bill every month.”
17. Going to a press conference without a TelePrompTer. I… Uhh… Umm… Could you repeat the question?
18. Using a TelePrompTer at a press conference. Big boys don’t need training wheels.
19. “Good evening, everybody. Please be seated. Before I take your questions tonight, I’d like to speak briefly.” 1,228 words later he took his first question.
20. Going after Rush Limbaugh.
21. Going after Rick Santelli.
22. Going after Jim Cramer.
23. “Never waste a good crisis.”
24. Obama supporter Warren Buffett: “I don’t think anybody on December 7th would have said a ‘war is a terrible thing to waste, and therefore we’re going to try and ram through a whole bunch of things and — but we expect to — expect the other party to unite behind us on the — on the big problem.’ It’s just a mistake, I think.”
25. Writing a love letter to Vlad and Dmitry.
26. Putting Poland under the bus.
27. Putting Tibet under the bus.
28. Putting Israel under the bus.
29. Taking Cuba out from under the bus.
30. Having his tax cheat go after the tax cheats in Switzerland. Cognitive dissonance.
31. “Karzai has a bunker mentality.”
32. Iran has plans to Marine One helicopters.
33. “I won.”
34. BlackBerry singing in the middle of the night/ Take these golden secrets and learn to fly…
35. Obama: “If Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.” CEO: No. There will be more layoffs.
36. DVDs to Gordon Brown.
37. “You can’t take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime.” Vegas convention bookings nosedive.
38. Wagyu.
39. Reset/overcharge button given to Russia.
40. Taking a 4-day holiday weekend before signing “emergency” legislation.
41. “I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn’t on my watch. And it wasn’t on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement — the prescription drug plan — without a source of funding. And so I think it’s important just to note when you start hearing folks throw these words around that we’ve actually been operating in a way that has been entirely consistent with free-market principles and that some of the same folks who are throwing the word ’socialist’ around can’t say the same.”
42. Stiffing Chicago for nearly $2 million for that Election Night par-tay.
43. Caroline Kennedy.
44. Bombing Pakistan.
45. Sending the bust of Sir Winston Churchill back to the British.
46. Saying: “President Obama has accomplished more in 30 days than any president in modern history.”
47. A window is not a door.
48. Doctors must perform abortions.
49. Signing earmarks while denouncing them.
50. Adding signing statements while denouncing them.
51. Quadrupling the deficits, while denouncing them.
52. Missing the Gridiron Club dinner.

But be of good cheer. He has 1,409 days left to make up for his stumbles out of the starting gate.

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Columbus Ohio Tea Party – 03/15/09

Posted by Sandra on March 17, 2009

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Interesting faces…

Posted by Sandra on March 16, 2009

We attended the Columbus Tea Party yesterday, and it was a success.  But while I was photographing the event, some very interesting people wandered through the rally, and I couldn’t help but snap pictures.  I love beautiful faces, because there’s always an interesting story behind them.

This one turned out to be my favorite.  I think I may try to spend some more time downtown in the future and capture some more stories:

man on street

man on street

I’ll be uploading the pics of the Tea Party later today or tomorrow.  It was wonderful being with a group of like-minded people standing up for what we believe in!

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Posted by Sandra on March 13, 2009

Come on, get over it.  I can’t believe the news is focusing so much on this insignificant story when there are MUCH bigger things to talk about.  Like one man driving this once great country so far into the ground we will never recover, for one.

It wasn’t a big political cover-up, it wasn’t for “looks” that she was engaged, it’s isn’t a conspiracy.  It’s a freakin’ young relationship that didn’t work out.  Happens.  All the time.  Every day.


She’s a beautiful, intelligent woman with a support system that a lot of teenagers and young adults would envy.  Yes, she had a baby out of wedlock.  Yes, she’s the daughter of a prominent political figure.  This shouldn’t change anyone’s opinions of the qualifications of Sarah – we know she’s more qualified than “someone else” to be President.

Maybe that’s what goads the liberal media, eh?

But she’s also just a person, just a mom.  And from all accounts, she’s a very good mom.  With one of the classiest and beautiful Grandmas I’ve ever seen.

Leave Bristol alone.  She has a gorgeous new baby to tend to, and the rest of her life to get on with.  It’s nobody’s business but hers and her family’s.

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What else can it possibly take to make Global Whining stop???

Posted by Sandra on March 12, 2009

It’s been proven over and over and over and over and over (infinity) again that it’s just not happening.  Yes we’re still dumping millions of dollars towards research.

How do I start getting research grants showing that wearing yellow makes a child smarter?  I can make up bogus studies too… just like the alarmists did.  Lord have mercy, make it stop already.


Lord Monckton discussed some of the deliberately misleading myths about climate change that are propagated by warming alarmists, listing them as:

Global warming is happening now” – it’s actually cooling.

Global warming is getting worse” – it’s actually getting better.

Arctic sea ice is disappearing” – in fact, there is no discernable trend in winter sea ice area over the last 30 years.

Antarctic sea ice is disappearing” – in fact, the area of sea-ice around Antarctica reached a 30 year record high in 2007.

The Great Barrier Reef is being damaged by global warming” – in fact, there is no trend in the sea surface temperature of the reef over the last 40 years.

Hurricanes are being made worse by global warming” – rather, the accumulated cyclone energy index recorded its lowest value in the last 30 years in Oct. 2008.

Lord Monckton also commented on recent opinion polls that show a strong swing of public opinion away from climate alarmism: “Every opinion poll shows that public opinion is cooling as fast as the climate itself”, he said.

Lord Monckton concluded with some comments that will serve well as an epitaph for the entire Heartland-2 climate conference. “There was no climate crisis, there is no climate crisis and there will be no climate crisis”, he said. “The correct solution to global warming is to have the courage to do nothing”.

A strong vote of thanks is due to the Heartland Institute, and to its CEO, Joe Bast, for having again convened an outstanding conference at which rational discussions of the science, economics and policy of climate change were presented and discussed in a dignified and disinterested way. All participants in the conference must surely have left New York with a lightened heart, knowing that independent scientific approaches are at last starting to lay waste to the scourge of public climate alarmism.

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Is America Being Deliberately Destroyed?

Posted by Sandra on March 4, 2009

Even Canada sees what’s happening to our once great nation.


These mindless borrowing, spending and taxing programs can have no other rational purpose than the deliberate impoverishment of all Americans through joblessness, rising taxes, the debasing of the dollar’s value, and environmental regulations that will cripple industry and increase the cost of energy.

What could justify the obscene failure of Congress to hold a single hearing before passing a “stimulus” plan that apparently none of its members had read before voting on it. It represents nothing more than an accumulation of the thousands of Democrat “earmarks” that Congress knew former President George W. Bush would have vetoed.

Every single American as well as Americans yet to be born will be saddled with huge debts tied to a multi-trillion-dollar deficit that President Obama has endorsed and Congress has created.

It is not too soon to begin planning to elect a Republican-controlled Congress in 2010 to stop the bleeding.

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I think Alan Keyes is my new hero…

Posted by Sandra on February 23, 2009

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Listen Up, While You Still Can

Posted by Sandra on February 19, 2009

A 2008 report by the Culture and Media Institute, “Unmasking the Myths Behind the Fairness Doctrine,” provides striking evidence that liberals dominate all but talk radio:

  • Broadcast TV news (liberal, 42.1 million daily viewers vs. 0 conservative)
  • Top 25 newspapers (liberal 11.7 million circulation vs. 1.3 million conservative)
  • Cable TV news (liberal 182.8 viewers per month vs. 61.6 million conservative)
  • Major newsweeklies (liberal 8.5 million weekly circulation vs. 0 conservative)

Conservative talk radio has an estimated weekly audience of 87 million listeners vs. liberal programs reaching 24.5 million. The top 13 talk shows are all hosted by conservatives such as Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin. Only four liberal talk show hosts even crack the top 20: Ed Schultz (14) Alan Colmes (17), Thom Hartmann (18) and Lionel (20). Liberal radio network Air America is on life support.

The American people still have a Constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech. But it will become much less meaningful if a revived Fairness Doctrine or its equivalent deprives them of the freedom to listen.

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What is the core difference between Democrats and Republicans?

Posted by Sandra on February 16, 2009

Tip o’ da hat to my friend MJS for posting this on Facebook!

To put this entire note in simple terms, let me give some vocabularies to summarize:

character |ˈkariktər|
noun: the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual; strength and originality in a person’s nature

hypocrisy |hiˈpäkrisē|
noun: the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.

This is not about politics. This is about decency and respect. Bush may not have been the perfect President, but he has always been a decent human being. Thank you, President Bush for showing that cowboys got more class than any Rhode Scholarship or Harvard degree combined. This is why I cannot stand liberal elitism.

Jan 20th, 2009:
Outgoing President George W. Bush quietly boards his helicopter and leaves for Texas, commenting only: “Today is not about me. Today is a historical day for our nation and people.”

Eight years ago:
Outgoing President Bill Clinton schedules two separate radio addresses to the nation, and organizes a public farewell speech/rally in downtown Washington D.C. scheduled to directly conflict with incoming President Bush’s inauguration ceremony.


Jan 20th, 2009:
President Bush leaves office without issuing a single Presidential pardon, only granting a commutation of sentence to two former border patrol agents convicted of shooting a convicted drug smuggler. He does not grant any type of clemency to Scooter Libby or any other former political aide, ally, or business partner.

Eight years ago:
President Clinton issues 140 pardons and several commutations of sentence on his final day in office. Included in these are: billionaire financier, convicted tax evader, and leading Democratic campaign contributor Marc Rich; Whitewater scandal figure Susan McDougal; Congressional Post Office Scandal figure and former Democratic Congressman Dan Rostenkowski; convicted bank fraud, sexual assault and child porn perpetrator and former Democratic Congressman Melvin Reynolds; and convicted drug felon Roger Clinton, the President’s half-brother.

Jan 20th, 2009:
The Bush daughters leave gift baskets in the White House bedrooms for the Obama daughters, containing flowers, candy, stuffed animals, DVD’s and CD’s, and heartfelt notes of encouragement and advice for the young girls on how to prepare for their new lives in the White House.

Eight years ago:
Clinton and Gore staffers rip computer wires and electrical outlets from the White House walls, stuff piles of notebook papers into the White House toilets, systematically remove the letter “W” from every computer key-pad in the entire White House, and damage several thousand dollars worth of furniture in the White House master bedroom.

Headlines On This Date 4 Years Ago

“Republicans spending $42 million on inauguration while troops Die in unarmored Humvees”

“Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during tough economic times”

“Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration party, Ordinary Americans get the shaft”

Headlines Today

“Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $170 million”

“Obama Spends $170 million on inauguration; America Needs A Big Party”

“Everyman Obama shows America how to celebrate”

“Citibank executives contribute $8 million to Obama Inauguration”


Source: Stephen J. Archer´s Friend whoever he may be…

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Obama Officials Confirm He Will Fund Foreign Abortions Starting Wednesday

Posted by Sandra on January 21, 2009

Washington, DC ( — Officials with the incoming administration of Barack Obama have confirmed that he will indeed overturn a pro-life policy of President Bush on his first day in office. Despite campaigning on the rhetoric of wanting to reduce abortions, Obama will make one of his first actions promoting them globally.

Meanwhile, some 77 members of Congress have signed onto a letter asking Obama to back down from doing so.

I am searching for the words to express my personal disgust and disdain of this information.  I watch my babies play on the floor this morning and want to cry for those who can’t.  And now our tax dollars can pay for more murders

Good job, America.  Not only did you vote in a racist, you voted in a murderer who thinks babies are punishment.  What’s wrong with you people? 

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In mourning today.

Posted by Sandra on January 20, 2009

I will be sad, yet satisfied, when I get to buy the bumper sticker and t-shirt that says “I Told You So”.

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He really DOES think he’s God

Posted by Sandra on November 19, 2008

Since Global Warming Climate Change is a natural, cyclical part of the Earth’s ever-changing environment, and nothing man does will do a damned thing to “stop” it, he must think he IS a god to be able to do anything about it!

Wow… more of our hard-earned tax dollars going towards a futile effort to change something that will eventually cycle back around and we’ll be paying to impede an Ice Age.  Al Gore is counting his money as we speak.  Ridiculous.

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How Obama Got Elected

Posted by Sandra on November 18, 2008

“I think I’m not as informed as I thought I was, ” says an Obama supporter, after she cast her vote and was asked a series of questions about our government and current events.

The understatement of the FREAKIN’ CENTURY!  Christ on a cracker, these are the people that are not only voting, but they’re behind the wheels of cars.  They’re teaching our children.  They’re handling our food.  They’re destroying our country.  Holy crap.  They voted for this inexperienced marxist community organizer, and can’t even tell you whether it was Tina Fey or Sarah Palin who said a quote!!!! 

If you’re not scared, you’re not paying attention.


512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet…..

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.

Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we “gave” one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

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Barack Obama’s good family friend, Bill Ayers

Posted by Sandra on November 14, 2008

I suggested yesterday on Fox that those families should be offered equal time to rebut Ayers’ self-whitewashing.

Here is equal time:

Sergeant Edward J. O’Grady Jr.
Nyack Police Department
New York
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 20, 1981

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, October 20, 1981
Weapon Used: Rifle; Automatic
Suspect Info: Paroled in 2003

Police Officer Waverly L. Brown
Nyack Police Department
New York
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 20, 1981

Biographical Info
Age: 45
Tour of Duty: 15 years
Badge Number: 19

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, October 20, 1981
Weapon Used: Rifle; Automatic
Suspect Info: Paroled in 2003

Peter Paige, Brinks security guard, killed October 20, 1981

Sergeant Edward O’Grady and Officer Waverly Brown were shot and killed by heavily armed members of a domestic terrorist group, the Weather Underground, who had just robbed a bank and were attempting to escape. The suspects had just murdered an armored car guard and wounded two other guards before loading themselves into the back of a rental truck to be driven away by accomplices. The truck was stopped at a roadblock manned by several Nyack officers.

One of the female occupants in the cab of the truck told the officers their guns were making her nervous. Thinking they had stopped the wrong truck, the officers began to holster their weapons. Almost immediately afterwards several of the heavily armed men exited the back of the truck and opened fire with automatic weapons, fatally wounding Officer Brown and Sergeant O’Grady. The suspects fled the scene in different directions but were all eventually apprehended and sentenced to lengthy prison terms. One of the suspects was paroled in August 2003.

A suspect convicted of killing Police Officer John G. Scarangella of the New York City Police Department, was a prime suspect in the murders of Sergeant O’Grady and Officer Brown. When he was arrested for the murder of Officer Scarangella, he was in possession of a gun linked to the murders of Sergeant O’Grady and Officer Brown. That suspect was never charged in these murders.

Sergeant O’Grady was a Vietnam War veteran. He was survived by his wife and three children.

The Weather Underground was also connected to the Black Liberation Army, which was responsible for the murders of at least one dozen other police officers throughout the country. The Weather Underground is believed responsible for the unsolved bombing murder of San Francisco, California, Police Department Sergeant Brian McDonnell on February 16, 1970.

The Black Liberation Army was a violent, radical group that attempted to fight for independence from the United States government in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The BLA was responsible for the murders of more than 10 police officers around the country. They were also responsible for violent attacks around the country that left many police officers wounded.

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10 Cannot’s

Posted by Sandra on November 7, 2008

  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

  • You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

  • You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.

  • You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

  • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

  • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

  • You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

  • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.


In case you were wondering, these pearls of wisdom were written by a man who saw them in action before our time. William J. H. Boetcker was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1873. He is well-known as one of the first motivational speakers, regarded as a forerunner for Tony Robbins. He was also a Presbyterian minister, and regularly used his morals and values as solid frameworks for his political ideas. He gained a reputation as a conservative speaker when he published the above “10 Cannot’s” in 1916. You may recognize them from Reagan’s 1992 Republican Convention speech.

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Oohh ohhh I found a new blog I am addicted to!

Posted by Sandra on November 6, 2008

A clip.  A must read for all of us who passed on the kool aid:

I say, Obama will be the President; but he will never be my President. Obama wants what he is unwilling to give. To get the job, Obama divided us. Now on the job, he yearns for unity’s strength. But leopards don’t change their spots. As he ran, so will he govern. I will not be a party to that.


Yeah baby.

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Movin’ on…

Posted by Sandra on November 6, 2008

Well, other than chuckling with amusement and shaking my head at some of the ridiculous decisions our government will make in the next four years, it looks like I’ll have to swing back to my more personal and parenting topics in my blog… not nearly as funny as the past few months’ posts, but it is what it is.

Glenn Beck, a brilliant political mind like Stephen Kruiser, made some great statements yesterday on his show (which I hope doesn’t get censored or taken off the air in the next four years).  He posted his transcript, and I am copying it here.  For those with the Election Blues, we all have to just really focus on the phenomenal economy and changes that Reagan made after the mistake was made with Carter – history really does repeat itself, and I’m looking forward to lower taxes, increases in jobs, and consumer confidence.  In 2012.

GLENN: Stop the music because we’re not going to have a pity party today. That’s not where we’re going. Today is not a day to have a pity party. Today is a day to look at this in perspective. Today is a day to turn the page, start all over again. Representative John Lewis said this yesterday, last night. Listen carefully to what he said.

REPRESENTATIVE LEWIS: When you really think about it, we have witnessed tonight in America again what I like to call a revolution of values, a revolution of ideas. There’s been a transformation of American politics and it will have unbelievable influence on the politics of the world.

GLENN: Okay. He’s exactly right. There was a revolution last night. It is the way America has revolutions. We don’t have them with guns. We don’t have them with violence. We have them at the voting booth, and it was a revolution last night.
Now, to say that it was a mandate, you’ve got to be out of your mind. I mean, right now Obama has 62,686,389 votes. Dan, how many votes did George Bush have?

DAN: Obviously since George Bush didn’t have a mandate, it was way less. 62,040,000 and change.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. But Obama had 62,686,389.

DAN: Yeah, that’s like a couple of hundred thousand more.

GLENN: Okay. So this was the revolution but it was the revolution of the other side. The Democrats have now been fully coopted by the left. There is half of the nation that has moved to the socialist left. That’s a bad thing. But the good thing is that now it is the right’s turn to find out who they are. The reason why Obama has 62 million, that’s not an insurmountable number. The reason why it’s 62 million is because the left didn’t have — I mean, sorry. The right didn’t have their stuff together. We don’t even know who we are. And it’s pretty hard to do. It’s pretty hard to do when you’ve got a bunch of leaders in your own party that are pulling against each other. It is time for the voice of the American people, the voice of the conservatives to be heard. You are going to get a lot of pressure. You are going to have a lot of people saying, “No, no, no, we’ve got to move farther left, we’ve got to move farther left.” No, we don’t. No, we don’t. That is exactly the move that the Republicans made with FDR and that’s what gave the United States of America a 40-year lock on congress with the Democrats because the Me Too Republicans showed up.

Listen to what we’re up against but listen to the reason why Obama — when everybody says, “Oh, well, Obama won; it was a mandate.” He won. He won resoundingly in the electoral college. But 55 million people rejected the redistribution handout politics of Obama. Obama won. Let’s give him credit. Ran the most effective, most expensive political machine ever. But in order to win, look what it took. First Obama had to break one of his very first campaign promises to limit financing to $84 million. Instead he had to raise over $650 million. We don’t know yet how many — and we may never — how much of that came from illegal donations. John McCain’s campaign was limited to $84 million and many states he was outspent 5:1, and it was this close. And remember John McCain was one of the worst presidential candidates conservatives could have ever fielded. Not only was McCain outspent, Obama’s unpaid television coverage was overwhelmingly positive. On the three network evening newscasts, 65% positive for Obama/Biden while coverage of McCain/Palin was 36%. And even though television companies readily accepted McCain’s cash to air his campaign commercials, they didn’t like the message. Between the end of the primaries and the end of October, network news broadcast 84 stories criticizing McCain ads and 32% had a negative tone towards Obama. Late night comedians targeted McCain/Palin for jokes, jabs, putdowns seven times more than Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Remember that to get elected, Obama had to publicly repudiate all of his past positions or at least give lip service on guns, abortion, illegal immigration, school vouchers. At least verbally Obama had to move to the center to these issues, on these issues to win. More proof that we are not the country of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. More proof. How many people say he’s going to govern from the center, not from the left? I’m not saying that he would change how he feels on these issues or even how he’ll vote on them or how he will act as a President but like Bill Clinton, he had to at least talk like a conservative during the campaign. Obama was the media candidate. He appeared on over 50 magazine covers. He was on the front cover of time over six times. What was the last magazine cover you saw John McCain on? Oh, I remember. It was the one where they had the photographer shoot him in bad light, intentionally make him look evil. Oh, and I remember Palin. The last one I saw was, oh, yeah, the one that wasn’t air brushed and intentionally overexposed and cropped in so you could see every pore and flaw in her face.

Remember that John McCain was also not the choice of conservatives. He was the vote that was split between Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. That is the only reason he was the candidate. The base was not enthusiastic about McCain. 26% said they were excited to vote for him. 26% said they were excited to vote for him. 39% said they were voting for him as the lesser of two evils. I told you ever since I started in America we don’t elect people that we’re voting against someone else by voting for them. You win by voting for one-someone. Among Obama supporters, 52% were excite to do vote for him. Only 14%, they were voting for him as the lesser of two evils. John McCain, not the standard bearer of conservative principles. Huh. Why vote for liberalism light when you can have a real socialist.

How many people voted for Obama that were like, “You know what, I mean, let’s just go for it. He’s really going to do it.” McCain was not a conservative on illegal immigration. McCain was not a conservative on small government, the bailout, capitalism. The only thing he had a record on was earmarks. And America now knows earmarks are ridiculous. Earmarks are a drop in the bucket compared to everything else that’s piling up. It was John McCain that lost last night, the values and the principles of Ronald Reagan’s Republican party were not rejected because there was no candidate representing them. This election was not about values or social issues. Look at gay adoption. Look at gay marriage. Look at abortion. For the most part the traditional values, anything that was on a ballot that had traditional values at stake, the traditional values stood. Traditional marriage was upheld. Arizona rejected the weakening of its illegal immigration law. Do you remember the crowds that Sarah Palin drew, the enthusiasm that she generated? It took Jimmy Carter to give us Ronald Reagan.

I give the same warning to the Democrats that the Republicans after George Bush in 9/11: Be careful how far you push this pendulum up because if you take this pendulum and try to swing it so far up, the pendulum always swings back. And when it does, it goes back as far, if not farther than you just swung it. That’s what gave us Barack Obama. What gave us Barack Obama was the pushing of that pendulum so far, the wrapping of America in the flag and everything else and not really standing for anything. As they push this pendulum up, it’s going to swing. Mark my words, Democrats, it will swing just as far the other way. And what I said was the danger after September 11th: You interject hunger and fear; that pendulum can stop and it depends on who’s in power that grabs that pendulum. So while you may be happy today about Barack Obama, be careful what you do because we don’t want an extremist on either end to grab the pendulum. We’ve got to bring the pendulum and stop it swinging so far and bring it closer to the center. We are not that different. We are not the country of Nancy Pelosi. We are not the country of Jerry Falwell. We’re the country of Ronald Reagan. Remember the Ronald Reagan Democrats. That’s who we are.

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