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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Responses - The Next Twelve Years

"I'd be willing to wager the Hildebeast will not run in 2016.  She will be pushing 70 (& be 82 @ the end of the 2 terms).  I also think Bill will not be willing to sacrifice the lime light" was the type of comment that expressed the opposite of the opinion presented by me in the original subject posting.  Of course both points of view re Hillary are strictly opinion & we will have to wait a few years to see what happens.
Of more immediate importance - we do know what will happen in 2012 – namely one of two very flawed Republican candidates will run against BO & I don't know one person who likes our chances.
Every place I turn I read statistics like Hispanics have grown to represent 12.2 million people eligible to vote in 2012 & that for the Republicans to have any chance to win the presidency their candidate will need to win 40% of these Hispanic voters.  Now who can imagine Newt or Mitt winning 40% of an expanded Hispanic vote when GW Bush only won about this percentage in 2004 after all of his pandering.
The much more important message than Hillary running for anything in the future was presented by our Illinois member who wrote "We are again having fund raisers for our pal Senator Sam McCann who is being opposed by 2 REPUBLICAN candidates because he refuses to play the IL politics game. This time I am not making phone calls for Sam, but I AM talking about him, and the outstanding job he is doing for our state.....and I'm talking about why NOT to vote for BO."
To have any chance @ all everyone reading these messages must find candidates to get behind like Illinois Senator Sam McCann & go to the mat for him like our Illinois member did in 2010 & is doing again in 2012.  Find three statists & convince them to vote for anti-statist candidates @ any level of government.  Unfortunately we are limited @ the presidential level right now because we may lose forever someone we ask to support a flawed candidate @ the presidential level.  Better to find the real "Jim DeMints" wherever they are & put them in a position to make a difference praying we did it in time.


  1. Doug
    I can't, for the life of me, figure out why the Republican pundits think Obama is a shoe-in. Aside for the bigots who will vote for him because he is black, I have not found many who can make a coherent case for reelecting him. The shine is gone. His record on virtually everything has been a dismal failure. Ask seniors (traditionally a solid dem group) about his cutting Medicare. Ask the few democrat small business owners about Obamacare. Ask the Hispanics (at least those who are able to vote; ie legal) what he has done for them in the past 4 years. Ask Christians about his abortion policy, or his new one requiring the churches to provide contraception for free to their employees. The only group that is still radically supporting him are government workers. Except the military of course. I think people are fed up with his OWS pals. I also think people are finding out that Gov. Scott Walkers handling of the Wisconsin fiasco was the right way to go and that the unions have a lot of egg on their faces.
    Sure, Newt has baggage (the $300,000 people are talking about was for court costs, not a 'fine'). Multiple marriages (did Clinton ask Hilary about Monica before hand?) What was Obama doing back then? Oh yeah, cocaine.
    Mitt made a bundle, sure. Good for him. I think he needs to explain better how our economic system (at least the one we used to have) works. He could easily line up the unemployed due failed businesses he backed (like Solyndra), lost military jobs, & hundreds of other businesses that are gone or in dire financial situations due directly to his policies. Compare those numbers to those of lost and gained jobs when Romney was at the helm.
    Santorum is a nice guy, but I think this election is going to be a street fight. I think he will get clobbered asking for the rules.
    Paul's biggest problem is his foreign policy. He can talk til he is blue in the face, but most people look at him like he is a bigger supporter of the Taliban than Obama. (sorry)
    Are any of them perfect. Of course not. But you have to play the hand you have. And ANY of them would be FAR superior than Obama.
    Again, I just do not see B O's claim to be the only one who is electable.
    Help me out here.

  2. Doug, do you think there is any chance at all that one of the people who can really do the job will step forward at the last minute? You are so right in saying that we do not have a candidate to go up against BO....would someone like Jim DeMint step up to the bat at sometime between now and Nov 6 and hit a home run? I think I am feeling down after watching the FL debate tonight.