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, July 10, 2012

The Edge We Have Been Looking For

The above graph shows that the percent of respondents thinking ObamaCare is a good idea has held steady around 35% since the law's inception. The bad news for us is that the gap between good & bad idea has narrowed.
Following this trend a recent CNN poll indicated that it was virtually 50-50 whether people agreed or disagreed with the Supreme Court's decision that found ObamaCare constitutional.
The worst news is that a Kaiser poll found that forty one percent of respondents were unaware the Supreme Court upheld the law. I personally know some people in this 41% category who don't have a clue what is happening to them. These are people of means who own houses & cars & have good jobs. Boy are they in for a bucket of cold water awakening.
Doesn't this tell us everything we need to know about the healthcare issue, the entire election, & the destination of our country? – it is very close re whether or not Americans think ObamaCare is a good idea in the first place, it is about 50-50 whether or not to support the Supreme Court's decision upholding ObamaCare, & two in five don't know anything about the issue or anything else that matters.
The last statistic provides the edge we have been looking for. The challenge is for us to find people in this 41% category & educate as many of them as we can helping them find candidates who will make the difference – like people who will join Jim DeMint's senate caucus which is about the only thing holding the country together right now.
But please do not underestimate the opponent – BO is a master community organizer who won the last presidential election & whose skills in motivating people to vote against their own best interest has put us in the terrible predicament we are in.


  1. I'm sending this one on. Anyone can understand what it says, and yes, intelligent, well educated, well to do people are out there who do not have a clue as to what is going on!

  2. Doug: Two things. The tipping point was reached in 2008. It is well past that now. Second, who doesn't want free health care? That's the mindset.

  3. Doug: The ObamaCare issue is off the front page. No politician will touch it because its radioactive - AKA third rail. . .touch it you die. If you are searching for a reason to explain away the 41% ignorance gap you will need to find an apathy chart. I have a novel idea let's spend more money on education - that's the answer to everything. Washington is taxing us into poverty.

  4. Doug - Yes it is incredible that 41% did not know about the SCOTUS ObamaCare decision. What do they read or watch? And what % know about BO's stealth plans to level the global playing field via Agenda 21? Maybe 5%?

    But it is an opportunity for us to educate many not just a few, with tremendous upside. Even in traditionally blue state NJ we have a shot at defeating Menendez and also gaining seats in the HofR.

    I will vote for Mitt. I have been encouraging many BO supporters to do so. I sure wish though that Mitt would make it easier to persuade BO supporters and undecided. His campaign is weak on specifics, does not champion free markets when we need it most (we are on the brink of Socialism) and he appears timid at times. Time to step it up Mitt.

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