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, April 5, 2012

Why We Need Our Own Get Out The Vote Campaign

With regard to the November election the horrifying numbers in the posting below & the chart above make me so glad that we started early to find open-minded statists & more importantly convince them that America is on an unsustainable path that kills for all mankind the goose that laid the golden egg.  Finding such statists is not easy & converting them may be an even more difficult task but thanks to everyone who has let me know they are trying – some with good success.  If everyone works & converts three such statists before the November election we may have a chance going forward to overcome the numbers in this posting.  Without such an effort the results of the election will most likely continue us down the socialist road of deterioration.

Now I am not talking about conversions only @ the presidential level but @ any level in every state, county, or town where inspirational candidates are in play.  For instance our Night Watchman recently sent me this note – "A point of interest...Eric Klingemann, running for Congress in Texas...he claims to be a FairTaxer.  GOOOH | Get Out of Our House: A plan to replace career politicians."  GOOOH is an organization previously presented on this blog that we can't afford not to check out along with Mr. Klingemann as an example.  Back him to the hilt if he passes your tests to be part of the bedrock we need.

My quick Google search revealed Mr. Klingemann is a graduate of West Point – BS in Aerospace Engineering, MBA, small business owner since 2003, & FairTax supporter who quotes paragraphs of FairTax: The Truth on his issues page.  Mr. Klingemann's website includes "Our $15 Trillion in debt was brought to us by Republicans, while they controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency."  Now just how happy do you think this will make him with the establishment Republican Party?  This is the type of credentials we need for candidates as a start if we are to return to the excellence of our founding.

If you follow this approach, for credibility sake, it is important to endorse only people who have a believable consistent record of accomplishment that you can point to – not politicians like Mitt, Rick, or Newt who come with so much baggage that you risk losing people you talk to quickly if you present any of them as the answer to our problems.

As most of you know I (& many of you for that matter) have just about written off the presidential race to BO because of the current three rotten GOP candidates who will only get us in deeper should any of them win thereby making it that much harder to defeat someone like Hillary in 2016.  We need a real strong base in place like people profiled on GOOOH..

The numbers on the above chart demonstrate what establishment Republican strategists Karl Rove & Jeb Bush have been saying for years – namely, GOP candidates will need significant support from Latino voters to have any chance @ all in presidential elections.  The Latino support for GOP presidential candidates has gone down from 2004 to 2012 as the number of Hispanic voters has increased – a deadly combination for BO's opponent.   Please note the above chart is of likely Hispanic voters – not registered or possible voters.

I distinguish between the terms "Latino" & "Hispanic" in this posting - Latino means a native of Latin America (Mexico & south) & Hispanic, being a broader term, meaning relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain, Spain & Portugal, or Latin America.

Jason Riley (who specializes on immigration issues as well as with his wife Naomi on higher education issues) reports that data from the non-partisan Pew Hispanic Center supports the above position in that the nation's Hispanic population grew in nearly every county between 2000 & 2010.  There will be 2.3 million more likely Latino voters in 2012 than voted in 2008.  The ten states with the largest Hispanic populations are California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Arizona, New Jersey, Colorado, New Mexico, & Georgia.  Now some of these states are reliably BO supporting states regardless of the percent of Hispanic voters but some are certainly not also.  I wouldn't want to start an election by conceding all ten of these states every time – it is bad enough conceding CA, IL, NY, NJ, & the rest of the northeast.

Mr. Riley further reports that Hispanics are one in six U.S. citizens & one in four of the babies born in the U.S.  GW Bush won Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, & Florida in both 2000 & 2004 but BO won all four of these states in 2008 & they may never look back.  Just ask yourself how many Hispanic voters Mitt Romney endeared himself to as he hardened his anti-immigration position pretending to be a conservative over the past few months – the answer is 14% of likely Hispanic voters.

Please click here to hear reporter Laura Meckler discuss her front page WSJ article from earlier this week on this topic.

But it is not the Hispanic vote that worries me the most.  I have reported on the low turnouts in the Republican primaries all winter & this did not change in MD or WI on Tuesday.  Voter turnout in MD was 18% & in WI it was 23% where it had been expected to be 35%.  My concern, as it has been since 2004, is the fact there are between seventy five million to one hundred million people eligible to vote who do not vote for one reason or another.  Let's just estimate that 30% of these people are principled knowledgeable voters who are turned off by the rotten choices we have again this year.  Now who do you think the other 70% will vote for if they meet the community organizer who promises their problems will be taken care of by millionaires & billionaires if only they vote for him – not a pretty picture is it?

All of the above information shows why we need our own get out the vote campaign as described above as well as in other postings.  It is a lot easier to go to rallies where we deceive ourselves about our electoral power with like minded people but preaching to the choir will not defeat BO.  It is much harder to subject yourself to work on statists – but the reward, if successful, will be worth the effort.


  1. We cannot wait until 2016. A 2nd BO term can result in an unprecedented economic catatsrophie. I posted last week that our foreign creditors may force a $ collapse in 2013, follwed by severe pain. I then predicted a decent chance of road to recovery without a Nanny state within few years. However the odds of a pure economic catastrophe with no end in sight is too high a probability with BO in charge. I'll take any of the 4 Repubicans over BO when I enter the voting booth. What can a Republican do that BO will not? Open up our energy resources (we have 60 years of oil and 100 years of natural gas). Developing that unimpeded would likely result in over 1,000,000 new jobs within few years, decrease our trade deficit, grow the economy in multiple ways including lower energy costs. Add budget restrictions and we may be on our way rectifying our huge debt.

    Have a happy Easter.

  2. Just came across this. Thanks for the kind words. We do need to get rid of the career politicians. It will be people such as yourself, spreading the word, pulling in voters on my behalf, that will make me successful. Only then will we get rid of the strangle hold that both parties have on our political process.


    Eric Klingemann
    Candidate for US House of Representatives
    District 31, Texas