About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Speech Vs. Four Years Experience

Following his speech @ the Memorial Service on January 12 @ the University of Arizona for the people murdered in Tuscan the previous Saturday @ Congresswoman Giffords's Congress On The Corner public meeting BO's approval rating shot up from the low 40s to 54% - how absolutely pitiful for America & our future. How can so many mindless Independents & Conservatives counterbalance one speech with two years of governing against every principle this nation was founded upon - not to mention two years of campaigning before that where BO told anyone who really listened just what he intended to do - & then did? This shows how easily tricked & brainwashed the government schooled populace is.

Discounting that the Memorial Service had not one religious figure participating & was held in an atmosphere as if it were a pre-game college pep rally the hard core Statists in America most notably @ the Washington Post & MSNBC have ignored BO's call for civility as if it did not apply to them as they continue their attacks on Sarah Palin (the most dangerous person in the world to them for obvious reasons), Michele Bachman, talk radio, & FNC.

Readers of the Alinsky method text Rules For Radicals know that BO is merely calling on all of his Community Organizer skills from this book for "working in the system" - doing what he doesn't like to do to gain his advantage. In the case of the tragic Tuscan shootings BO is organizing people around something they agree upon - namely the horror of the murders. As the organizer BO must get inside their experience & become one of them & then push the enemy (middle class American people) to live up to our own book on morality & regulations. The approval rating spike shows he is far on his way to succeeding.

Laura Ingraham summed this matter up perfectly when Bill O'Reilly wrote on his blog that Laura contended columnists are spending far too much time critiquing Obama's performance. "I'm really uncomfortable with grading the President's speech when we have six people dead," Laura said. "What I think is most relevant is what is happening to our country. We have had an attempt by many who are friends & boosters of the President to vilify & denigrate patriotic Americans & connect them to the acts of a deranged man. I found that appalling & outrageous, & I believe the President could have done a lot more from the beginning to push back against those people." Laura also criticized the pep rally-like atmosphere @ the Memorial Service. "Solemnity was required, but there were t-shirts printed up & you had the president of the university introducing Obama like it's the kickoff of the 2012 campaign. It was a campaign rally!"


  1. Doug - My Comment: "Next time we rewrite the Constitution, we should provide for a separate head of state to handle occasions such as memorial services. This provision would free the head of government to focus on governing and avoid the public confusion that occurred here.

    "Other countries have separate heads of state and heads of government. The United Kingdom has the Queen and her Prime Minister. France has the Premier and the President. Germany has the Bundespraesident and the Bundeskanzler. Other European countries share this structure.

    "With a separate head of state to speak at memorial services, the American President would find it more difficult to make such a public relations feint."

  2. Doug, I echo Laura Ingraham's sentiment about the tone of the Memorial Service. It was disgraceful. I watched the whole thing and each time the shouting and clapping erupted, I was so disturbed by it. What should have been a solemn and respectful occasion to remember the dead and wounded, turned into a rowdy pep rally, making what was supposed to have been an 18 minute speech into a 30 minute tribute to BO. He should have put a stop to it right from the beginning.


  4. Doug - Why would you take a poll like that seriously. The way polls are used today is not to measure real long term, but 30 second throwaway sound bites designed to get the response the pollster (i.e. his customer) desires.

    Also you have to take into account that there is now a Republican controlled HR. This is viewed as a moderating effect on Obama which can only help to move up his ratings. Keep in mind that historically when we have a split government the President's numbers go up. That simply is the nature of the beast.

  5. Surely this approval rating hike is only temporary...I heard Laura's statement too, and think she spoke quite convincingly that we are missing the point...it's a kind of shell game maybe.