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, September 18, 2012

The Romney Non-Gaffe Gives Us A Chance

I have waited five years enduring Mitt's campaigning to hear one thing of substance.  Click here to hear what the hostile anti-American media is calling Mitt's latest gaffe from a fundraiser video back in May when Mitt did not know he was being recorded – to me he did better in this case than when he is rehearsed.  In this video Mitt clearly defines the problem he or anyone else faces in trying to defeat any Democrat Party candidate @ the presidential level.  The problem also travels down ticket to Democrat senate & congressional candidates.
In the video Mitt explains to donors in Florida the handicap any Republican presidential candidate faces – namely that "47% of the people will vote for BO (in Mitt's case) no matter what...these people are dependent on government, believe they are victims entitled to government handouts, & pay no income tax."  Couldn't have said it better myself – in fact I have for years. 
Now if Mitt can shift his campaign messages from wandering from one topic to another to sticking to the above points he can show where this has ended before – a democracy moving from the penultimate stage of apathy to dependence to the final stage of dependence back into bondage which are the two stages America teeters on.
The video shows that Mitt understands that the presidential election is not about the Arab world, the budget deficit or national debt, the creation of jobs, China's military build up, Iran's uranium enrichment, Venezuela, the price of gasoline, or even Dubya.  It is about how the people described above survive the next week.  It is about whether or not America reverses the path we are following toward becoming a total welfare state.  It is about whether or not Mitt can reach enough of the people described above to convince them that their current government dependent mindset needs to be changed or their futures become even bleaker.  This will require the re-learning of taking care of ourselves since each of us can only count on ourselves anyway.
In brief,  Americans have the choice of dependence or returning to our founding principles of limited government, personal responsibility, & free enterprise.   If we choose the latter the first thing to do is throw BO out of office in a landslide so that even Mitt cannot misunderstand what he has stumbled onto. 



  1. Hi Doug - I knew you have probably seen some where the news re: "Romney's tape" re the 47%.
    Ha Ha! The elephant in the room is finally out in the open!

    Did I not have this discussion with you and Carol at least 2 years ago? Maybe Mitt reads Return to Excellence too??

  2. Mitt received more air time then going on a show. It is about time it is said, just might inspire some of them to work.

  3. It is a sad day in America when telling the truth is labeled a gaffe.

  4. Doug - totally agree with you regarding Mitt's opportunity. See IBD link with evidence Mitt can use. Mitt's article in USA Today today is encouraging - "Instead of creating web of dependency, I will pursue policies that grow our economy and lift Americans out of poverty".

    This is an argument we can win and must win to save our nation from a dollar collapse. Mitt however must go on the offensive. Two critical points must be made: 1- Leftists can only have power if there is a large dependency class that feels they are victims. Hence this explains the Left's insane economic policies. These policies have driven total debt that includes unfunded liabilities to $136 trillion or nearly twice annual gross global economy. Economic catastrophe is very close. 2- Mitt's economic plan prioritizes growing the private sector because it is the sector that creates self sustaining jobs that also create ancillary jobs. This provides upward mobility for all.

    And if anyone challenges point #1 hit them hard right back with our Ace in our back pocket. That is the Saul Alinsky card. Explain how BO is a disciple and following the 7 steps that Alinsky outlines for destroying our traditional capitalist economy. Man do we have tons of evidence! It may take a while for the public to grasp this but the upside is tremendous and maybe our last chance to save the U.S. as we know and love it.

    RTE - see next post for IBD link.