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, February 7, 2012

RomneyCare - ObamaCare - One & The Same

"Rotten candidates - excellent description" was a typical comment I received to the recent posting The Republican Problems - Turn Out & Rotten Candidates.  "I am starting to think that brokered convention may be best.  Is it too late for DeMint to enter or Huckabee to reconsider?" are among the others.  In any event what we do need is a candidate of principle who we can recommend with confidence to others (statists) to have any chance @ all to beat BO in November.

I am not trying to pile on or be mean spirited but Romney followed up his pitiful politically losing "I'm not concerned about the poor" comment by pandering saying he favors a minimum wage indexed for inflation.  I don't know one credible economist who supports such a position – & certainly I don't.  Romney obviously has no principles but will say anything he thinks will win votes – then if he is elected the rest of us don't know what we have.  Is that better than BO?

But it is even worse than that, if possible.  Please click on this link to hear Grace-Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute, describe the similarities between RomneyCare & ObamaCare.  Turner backs up Santorum's recent debate claim that there are 15 very close similarities between the two health care plans and even cites John McDonough (the man she says designed both plans) as saying that ObamaCare is RomneyCare with three more zeros.

Rick Santorum recently said that we cannot afford to give away the healthcare issue to BO.  This video proves that is exactly what the establishment Republican Party is doing by continuing to favor Romney.


  1. Doug - You should feel a bit better today.

    RTE - Not really

  2. Good Morning Doug:

    I woke up to happy news. Rick Santorum has won Minnesota and Colorado caucuses.

    Middle America appears to be an area of the country that refuses to be led by the nose. Hardworking people who pay their bills and debt is a shameful four letter word are tired of political Carpetbaggers. The east and west coast elites have always written off Middle America as unsophisticated country bumpkins who work hard all day and read their bibles all night. The argument can be made that Rick Santorum is not a true blooded Middle American, however, Middle America has claimed him as their own. Every farmer knows when you sling mud you get your hands dirty. Rick’s hands are clean.

    RTE - Rick’s hands are clean but he is a compassionate conservative who voted for every GW Bush spending program presented.