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, October 19, 2011

Electoral Map & Voting Standards

Just how far our country has slipped (changed) can easily be seen - the above electoral map shows the inside track that BO is on for winning the presidency in 2012.  The fact that this election could even be thought to be close is astounding.  It won't take much for BO to be reelected if he holds all of the blue states on the map.  As more people become dependent on government programs & the Latino electoral clout increases former reliably GOP voting states like Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Colorado, & Iowa are either in play or are already lost to BO.

Now the table directly below indicates that we had record federal spending in FY 2011 so many of us are asking what difference does it make who we vote for – is record federal spending what 87 Republican freshman were elected to the House to preside over?  As readers of this blog know the overwhelming majority of these Republican freshman quickly abandoned their fiscal responsibility campaign promises & voted in lock-step with the old guard Republican establishment headed by the despicable John Boehner & Eric Cantor.  Judge Napolitano believes there is only one (big government) party & it has two wings.

Now I certainly am not trying to move the election process forward but it is happening anyway – the first caucuses & primaries are in less than three months.  Herman Cain, the current leading Republican candidate, still has not finalized the details of his 9-9-9 Tax Plan so how in the world is anyone to know what they are voting for with him – a slogan, & we see where that got us with BO.  We have readers in many early primary states – like NH & SC.

So that we are not fooled again it is best to contrast catchy one liners from debate performances with years of an actual record.  By this standard the only three unblemished believable candidates are Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, & Gary Johnson.  For an example of how Mitt Romney betrays this standard please review this link.  Please feel free to provide comments either way.

As has been pointed out on this blog many times recently we have our work cut out for us to hold on to what we got.  I take solace in believing that people of substance will not see their way of life changed by an election that cements socialism in place to be funded through ever higher taxes & ultimately confiscation of assets.

Al Garrett provides a history lesson for us when he writes "Despite his poor record to date, BO may be betting that his re-election in 2012 hinges on next summer's trends, not today's dismal numbers...If actual unemployment next summer is a little better than 9%, BO can claim that his new jobs plan worked.  If the numbers remain above 9% he can say that Republicans blocked key parts of his initiative because they were interested in preserving tax cuts for the rich.   FDR's re-election success in 1936 provides useful historical context.  He won 46 of 48 states in his re-election bid, despite an unemployment rate of around 14% & a stock market down about 50% from its peak.  But the numbers were all a little better in 1936 than they had been in the summer of 1935...BO only needs to win 16 deep- or dark-blue states plus Ohio & Florida in 2012." 

When you start with California, Illinois, & New York (& the the rest of the Northeast) against you the best you can hope is to pull out a squeaker no matter how rotten your opponent.


  1. I don't know where you go to get all this information and facts. Makes for interesting reading. As you mention, BO, even though hated by the general public, can still win. He is a very good speaker and will visit strategic states he needs to win the election to talk to people there about his programs & will get plenty of TV coverage. When he tells the public in these states, that the GOP is not doing anything constructive, and he is, it will stick with many dissatisfied people. Remember, the wise person running for office, always mixes fact and fiction together, to get the public thinking his or her way.

  2. The election is a year off...DON'T PANIC ...Since BO was elected, FL, OH, and PA elected both Republican governors and senators...They can switch back, along with IN and NC. Nothing BO does (and deep down you know this) is going to help the economy....he can rant and rave about the GOP and Bush, or the bad weather...most voters just aren't listening. Sure, a lot can happen before the election; it's a full year for BO to screw up even more.

  3. Being a betting man, I am going to say that NJ's 15 electoral votes are up for grabs thanks to Chris Christie. Also, I am predicting that Chris Christie will be the VP nominee if Mitt Romney wins the primary.

    Should Christie be the VP nominee and if I were to engage in wishful thinking then several of the New England states including NY possible could be in play.

    Is it fair to say that the 47% of Americans who pay no federal income taxes live in the blue states?