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.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Three Divergent Responses - A 2012 Election Year Strategy That Will Strengthen America

Below are three very divergent partial responses to the subject posting.  I posted all three in their entirety on ReturnToExcellence.net under comments of the subject message.
The first predicts a big Tea Party loss, the second a big Republican landslide, & the third hopes for a brokered convention.  I think it best to not count on any of this but rather to roll up our sleeves & get to work following the Jim DeMint model of searching for & supporting candidates who will form the bedrock in leading our country's future.  On this score I congratulate the writer of response # 3 & all of the others who have sincerely told me they are working with their friends, neighbors, & acquaintances to make the important difference we need in the next election.
---Response #1 – Predicts Big Tea Party Losses---
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."
---Response #2 – Predicts Big Republican Win---
Doug -  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.  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.
---Response #3 – Hopes For Brokered Republican Convention---
Doug: as I listened to O'Reilly that evening I immediately thought about your continuous points about a prerequisite for U.S. to change its mindset. We still have some time but the window of opportunity is dwindling.
Let's focus on O'Reilly comment that "half the country is buying BO strategy of debt providing freebies."  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 of a 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 may choose a true economic free market capitalist thinking conservative, as our economy needs quick and drastic rework.
Keep up your great work.


  1. First, I support Jim DeMint in all his efforts, I get the emails and I donate. I wish DeMint would find someone to run in NJ, we need help here Jim!!!!

    Second, I don't feel we should rag on the 86 or so freshman congressmen who haven't done what we wanted in their first terms but I would rather send them at least another 86 Tea Party freshman to help the original 86 find their way. If that doesn't work then we will have to remove the original 86 and add others.

    Lastly, with thin pluralities that exist in the GOP Primary, I welcome a brokered convention... That just might be the thing Ron Paul would need to get a nomination. If you think you are doing this country a service by supporting anybody but RON PAUL you are just sending America to a slower death than having BO getting re-elected...!!!!

  2. Hi Doug - you have been working very hard this winter, hoping for good results but the GOP keeps shooting themselves into their feet every time they write a speech. Very discouraged with the candidates and pessimistic about the election. Does Santorum really think he can win over anybody with his constant hammering on religion? And Romney is not winning any friends either. They should be using every appearance to bring down Obama's healthcare, explaining the benefits of the pipeline from Canada, cost of gas, horrible increases in national debt, and on and on. Which state and local candidates can we, in Penna., count on now? Instead of all this crap about the benefits of having a successful business man run the country, and contraceptives and abortion, the true problems should be addressed. When real voters go into the booths to vote, they will be putting their freedom to think for themselves along with solutions for our long-term problems first. Can hardly wait until this election year is over, gets more messy every week! Regards from Jerry and me to you and Carol!