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.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A 2012 Election Year Strategy That Will Strengthen America

Now that we have vetted Mitt, Newt, & Rick I have been swamped by comments such as "I know that none of the current candidates are the ideal.  I have no intention of staying home as that is tantamount to giving BO my vote and that will never happen. I'll take my chances with whoever."  This is an ABBO (anybody but BO) voter.   
Several other people have written privately with the exact same sentiment about voting ABBO & hope we do better with another candidate in four years. The problem is we have been doing this since Bush senior – how much better was he, Dole, Bush junior, or McCain in the fight against creeping socialism which is now on a rampage to outright communism? – to me these people are really what caused the problem because they could not properly defend the principles of liberty.  Will one more weak candidate followed in four years by who knows what make a difference?  Mitt, Newt, & Rick are not the answer – they are the problem for Republicans, conservatives, & libertarians who love America.
A new friend Carol & I made earlier this week @ a Hilton Head higher education conference sent me this note that she referred to as depressing:
---CNN (Communist News Network) Breaking News---
President Barack Obama's approval rating is back up to 50% for the first time in more than eight months, according to a CNN/ORC International Poll.
In the national survey, Obama holds an edge against all the remaining Republican presidential candidates in hypothetical head-to-head matchups. Obama's approval rating appears up slightly among independents.
The poll indicates that the GOP's advantage on voter enthusiasm has been erased, and that the number of Americans who think things are going well in the country is on the rise -- from 25% in November to 30% in December and 40% now.
Now regular readers of this blog know there is not much new news in this CNN Breaking News.  In fact people have told me that the first half hour of the Valentine's Day O'Reilly Factor was right out of previous blog postings – literally as John Stossel admitted he got the basis for his piece from the internet (RTE?) – click on the January 8, 2012 posting entitled The Debt Ceiling Example Of Why We Need A Mindset Change for the exact same presentation Stossel made.
O'Reilly's February 14 Memo was entitled "Are We Becoming A Welfare Nation?"  The text follows – should sound familiar to regular readers:
"President Obama's new budget is financially outrageous - it adds $1.3 trillion in new deficit spending and doesn't cut very much. Mr. Obama apparently believes the massive federal debt is not going to harm the country any time soon. Also, he's calculating that the American voter has changed into a person who wants free stuff from the government and is willing to sacrifice some freedoms in order to get it. And the President may be right. I believe some Americans are simply saying, we don't want to pay the price, we'd rather spend our time on texting, tweeting, gaming, creating our own little worlds. We are not willing to study hard, we don't want to learn a trade, we don't want to go to a demanding college, it's far easier to devote our time to leisurely pursuits and let the government take care of us. That kind of mindset is taking root in this country and that's why we're seeing the huge divide between the progressive party, the Democrats, and the traditional party, the Republicans. President Obama wants voters to believe that massive federal spending will improve their lives and that he will tax the rich in order to make free stuff available. The polls show that about half the country is buying that and it will take a very strong counter-argument from Mr. Obama's opponent to defeat him in November. Free stuff is a powerful lure, no question about it."
The Memo is describing Death Of Democracy which I have written & warned of since 2004.  Laura Ingraham agreed with the analysis of Bill's Memo later in the program.  These people act like they are just hearing of this.
The real key to America's future is to find candidates who will work to change "that kind of mindset (that) is taking root in this country."  I subscribe & have written about the model presented by SC Senator & Tea Party Leader Jim DeMint who says he would rather have 30 senators like him than 70 like Arlen Specter.  Mitt, Newt, & Rick resemble Specter much more than they do Jim DeMint & accordingly none of them will be the long term mindset changer we need – the burn to socialism will continue with any of them.  Many people will vote ABBO but their energies will be wasted on any of these three candidates if they spend time or money actively supporting them not to mention their credibility.
We should seek & find candidates @ every level (federal, state, & local) like Anna Little – NJ senate candidate, or Sam McCann – IL state senate candidate.  The point is to find people preferably in our districts or states who will really make a difference & support them, work for them, & vote them in.  People in Massachusetts have a great chance with the despicable Barney Frank not running again (because the district has changed) – Joe Kennedy is running for his seat.  To replace Frank & defeat Kennedy with the kind of candidate I refer to puts America in the right direction going forward. 
Finding & working for these type of people rather than concentrating on defeating BO, who we very well might not & probably will not defeat with any in this current group of three rotten candidates, will pay dividends in the long run as we set a strong base of patriots in office.  Senator DeMint, who spent countless hours & days finding & financially supporting senate candidates in 2010, wrote in the WSJ yesterday "Despite all the hyperventilating about a Tea Party takeover in Congress, the sad truth is that in 2011 Congress increased spending from the year before, raised the debt limit by $2 trillion, & funded ObamaCare."  It is no wonder I reported in April 2011 that only 21 of the 87 new House Republicans voted as they had campaigned.  Those sixty six politicians who deserted their principles (much less campaign promises) within days of being elected should be targeted for replacement – not by the Democrats but by us.  I have named them in many postings but just let me know if you need a reminder who they are – these people are the insidious enemies of America.  We need to do much more than merely vote ABBO & think our job is done – which of course it will be if that is all we do.
When you find the right candidate try to get three other people to vote for him – preferably statists to vote for non-statist candidates.  This will help level the "we are outnumbered" principle.  I specifically do not recommend asking people to support Mitt, Newt, or Rick because your credibility will be sorely tested if not destroyed – just ask Ann Coulter who encourages conservatives to give up their values & support Mitt so that Independents will vote him in as president – how pitiful.
The above position does not mean we are giving away the presidential election – that may have already been done by the establishment Republican Party.  Following the above strategy & counting on the Supreme Court to declare ObamaCare unconstitutional plus winning a majority with real constitutional leaders in the Senate while holding on to the House (& replacing the current poor leadership) will make BO's second term virtually null & void.
Having the patience to work as described above (& voting ABBO if you choose) is helping to set a strong base going forward for our country if it is not too late already.
Even the strategy described above is not fool-proof as the population ages & our youth knows nothing of our wonderful heritage & is content to spend down the family wealth – leaving the next generation to rebuild it, if possible.
Voting ABBO for Mitt, Newt, or Rick or having BO win a second term is a loser - either way.




  1. Give the people what they want - free stuff - and they will vote for you.

    General population does not want to hear words like spend less or cut deficits. They prefer "give me more."

    Do not be surprised if Tea Party loses big in coming election - Congress has very low rating with the people and many will lose their seats.

    It will take something, like what is happening in Greece to wake people up. Until then "give me more goodies wins."

  2. Doug - Occasionally, your words are blanketed with doom and then a positive news flash jumpstarts your spirits. My sense is the media is busy wholesaling the virtues of Obama after the birth control gaffe. Historically a Whitehouse gaffe produces a sudden burst of polling data designed to neutralize the damage. I am a media skeptic. Michelle Obama was an angry, American hating, black women now the media has her picking flowers and baking cookies. Did she really change her colors? On November 3, 1980, I went to bed depressed after channels 2, 4, and 7 reported the Reagan/Carter election was too close to call. The next day, voters gave Reagan a huge victory. He won by more than eight million popular votes. Did the media get it wrong by design? I never trusted polling data again. As you may recall, one month ago the talking heads had Romney the presumptive nominee. Now, it appears they all got it wrong. I am predicting a huge Republican landslide in November. Men want to support their families not be supported by the government. I know that runs counter to the script the polling data is selling with 50% of the country receiving handouts. However, the Republican Platform still has not addressed affordable healthcare which, in my opinion, is the Achilles’ heel of the Party. Should healthcare spearhead the debates in the fall all bets are off.

  3. Doug: as I listened to O’Reilly that evening I immediately thought about your continuous points about a prerequisite for US to change its mindset. We still have some time but window of opportunity is dwindling. Why? Our foreign creditors are becoming increasingly weary about financing our debt. That has been becoming an increasingly poor strategy to preserve capital. Already we have reports that India has been paying for part of imported oil in gold, not US dollars.

    Let’s focus on O’Reilly comment that “half the country is buying that (BO strategy debt providing freebies).” Once our creditors no longer “buy” this debt growing strategy, US dollar will collapse along with the US economy. If more than 50% understand this and we can get by with creditors financing our debt until November (will we have 9 more months??), then we may have an opportunity to save our economy and country. That is why I educate as many people as I can about where our economy is headed. Little by little I am doing my part in changing the “mindset”, following up on your request few months ago to identify few statists and try to persuade them to change their statist support.

    And again - I think our best bet may be a brokered convention so we many choose a true economic free market capitalist thinking conservative, as our economy needs quick and drastic rework.

    Keep up your great work.