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.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Responses - Mitt's Needed Response To Bill Clinton & The 2012 Democrat National Convention

Below are six responses to Sunday night's subject message that add to the discussion.  Please note that #s 2, 3, & 4 convey similar points.
BTW – in response to the subject message's closing statement about Mitt saying on TV Sunday morning that he would keep certain parts of ObamaCare - his aides have since made it clear that Mitt (when you parse his words) does not embrace any part of ObamaCare & really wants to repeal it.
---Response #1---
Hi Doug - Mitt started using the "Move to the Left" playbook authored by Bob Dole and John McCain the day he secured the Republican nomination. The first thing Mitt did was throw Ron Paul and Sarah Palin under the bus. The second thing was compromise on ObamaCare. Mitt is moving further and further away from me. By the time we get to the November election you will not be able to tell the incumbent from the challenger.
---Response #2---
Doug - This all sounds like John McCain all over again. I doubt the Republicans even want to win this one.
---Response #3---
I believe & Romney confirms it - he wants to lose the election.  Instead of giving fresh ideas and comments - he is letting Democrats steer him in their direction, where they are strong and he is weak.  Addressing Medicare reform - his ideas might be good, but when the general public hears someone wants to tinker with Medicare, they get upset and unhappy. The general public is not interested in the details of his plan - they only hear he wants to change it and that ends the story for many.
---Response #4---
It could be that moderate Republicans want the party to lose - then they have the chance in the 2016 election to put their own views (not ultra conservative) to the voters.  I fear if the GOP continues on current trend they will lose badly.  What is your take, mate?
---Response #5---
Doug - thanks for your outstanding post with details Mitt must act on. BO has largely succeeded in defining Mitt. BO main election strategy is: "recession was caused by Bush tax cuts and was more severe than we thought. It is taking therefore longer than we thought to fix this mess. However Romney advocates same Bush policies. So U.S. will be much worse with Mitt than me and it will undue the progress we have made." In a nutshell this is BO main strategy. Many, many believe this myth.

It is utterly incredible that Mitt does not counter this stating root cause of recession was government housing policy. Tons of evidence exists for this and I have sent some to Mitt via twitter. In basketball we miss all shots we do not take. Mitt is not taking this EZ lay up if not a slam dunk. Why?? I will continue tweeting to Mitt.

Another slam dunk for Mitt is to tie BO policies with European economic policies which already has Greece and Spain bankrupt if not for ECB. In May at the G20 BO encouraged Europe to increase debt spending to stimulate the economy. BO was rebuffed if not laughed at. Europe has encountered many fierce and violent riots because of the economy. We risk that here. So Mitt please create a commercial that after connecting BO to European socialist policies, commercial then displays several videos of the most extreme European riots. Then conclude "it can happen here". This would be a "Willie Horton" moment for Mitt and shift virtually all of the undecided and win election for Mitt. Mitt the basketball is in your hands.
---Response #6---
Very well written.  I could not do better myself.  I have to give you credit for doing all the research going into your report.



  1. Poor Mitt, he took BO's bait by talking a lot about Medicare, a touchy subject for seniors & near seniors. He should instead talk a lot about the deficit, and give figures how much each person will owe to the government each year for the next 20 years or so AND say this includes children. Somebody has to pay for it - and it is you, the public. Keep harping on that ONE issue, and pretty soon it will make an impression on the people

  2. I am curious. Why would you be stunned that Barack is looking to pull an FDR?

    RTE - see posting dated September 11, 2012 for answer.

  3. Doug - Your responders seem to have listened to the liberal media rather than the Democrat convention itself. It was not a very good show. Granted Mitt's bump was mitigated by A) the hurricane and B) the closeness to the DNC. Eva Longoria sounded like a Republican on stage. Clinton fired them up, but not for Obama or his policies. Remember, we are not reelecting Clinton. Obamas' speech was muted and a bit strange, kind of like Eastwood's. No rah, rah, lets jump through fire like '08.

    I've said from the get-go that it is Romney's to lose. He has not done anything yet to sway my position. Some of the concerns raised by the political junkie class does not really need to get addressed now. Most not at all. We have a 60+ day marathon going on. You want to save your strength and your big guns for the final sprint, when the general public starts to tune in. If we spend all of our time countering their claims, people will think this is a big spitting contest.

    You have got to keep running, but save that big kick for the end.