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.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Republican Problems - Turn Out & Rotten Candidates

The above graph indicates exactly what I have been afraid of – namely the top three rotten Republican candidates for president will turn off a portion of the electorate who will stay home in November & hand the presidency back to BO.  Not that any of them are anything but marginally better.  We are the losers in a two party system where each party plays us for fools as the tax & spend yo-yo repeatedly goes up & down. 
Iowa & NH did have small increases in their turnouts but it was not as high as they expected.  SC had an increase also but the totals fell short of expectations & did not keep pace with population growth.  Florida had an actual decrease – you can argue why for a number of reasons.
In summary, the GOP is counting on a fired up electorate to come out in record numbers to unseat BO & we have seen no indication that will happen based on the numbers so far in the primaries. 
Now there was a bright spot reported by Jeffrey Jones, Gallup Politics, in that only ten states currently have a positive approval rating of BO including the big states of California, Illinois, & New Jersey – all three of which are barely over 50% – see list below. 
The problem is if BO's opponent is Mitt Romney, who has been running for president for over five years, still can say things like "I'm not concerned about the poor" & upon further explaining this statement says "You can focus on the very poor, that's not my focus" you are in trouble.  Think BO will lose to Mitt who will try to explain the difference between RomneyCare & ObamaCare?
The solution for America is to find genuine candidates @ every level of government & back them by each of us finding three statists & showing them why they should vote for anti-statist candidates for mayor, council, Congress, & Senate.  The presidential race may be gone so we need a strong base to fight off BO's socialist onslaught that is sure to come.
In this regard I am extremely pleased that my nephew who turned 18 just a few days ago wrote to Carol & me today to let us know that his citizenship teacher gave him a voter registration form that he filled out & mailed the next day thereby making him the kind of registered voter we need.  I give my brother-in-law all of the credit for the upbringing of his son – now he needs to find two more such voters.
Top States, Obama Job Approval, 2011


  1. No one likes negative news. The general population today is looking thru rose color glasses - they do not want
    to see or hear anything negative about the country. By this time next year things might turn sour. Let us wait and see. Republicans might be doing themselves a favor by having candidates running who have a lot of baggage to hide.

    Next time around, they might wise up and have a decent person running.

  2. "Rotten candidates"......excellent description.....good for your nephew becoming an 18 year old registered voter!