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 3, 2013

Jim DeMint's Thirty

The great former SC Senator Jim DeMint said he would rather have thirty senators like himself in a party than seventy senators like Arlen Specter.  Although I agree with Jim I always point out that if you only have thirty such senators you will lose every vote in the short term but you will have a real solid base to rebuild from & that is what America needs if she is to have any chance @ all to continue to exist as a free land.  Once a majority is reached with these type of people our future will be a lot brighter.
Now the new senate has already taken a few votes & it looks like a solid caucus is emerging led by Rand Paul, Jeff Flake, Deb Fischer, Ted Cruz, Tom Coburn, Mike Lee, Jerry Moran, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, Pat Toomey, Richard Burr, Jeff Sessions, & I'm delighted to say Tim Scott – the new senator from SC who replaced Jim DeMint – who is now the President-elect of the Heritage Foundation.  Joe Manchin of WV was the lone Democrat to vote with this group.  A good bunch – just not enough of them yet.
There are two more key votes between now & March 27 – the first on the sequester will take place on or about March 1 & the second on the continuing resolution to fund the government on or about March 27.
All four of the financial cliffs that will be encountered in the first three months of 2013 (the first two have already passed) come with baggage for the Republicans & more importantly for the citizenry.  The fact that BO has a handy excuse or seemingly clever reason each time why not to work to control spending is another clear indication that he has no interest in America's financial future except to ruin it.  For instance what better time to agree to a program to control debt than the vote last week re whether or not to raise the debt ceiling.  I don't know how much more evidence some people need to understand BO is not promoting traditional America.  In fact he is an enemy of traditional America – how can anyone come to any other conclusion after studying his policies?   BO's immediate goal is to destroy the Republican Party & he has painted them into a terrible corner regarding these financial issues that he may just succeed with such an ill-informed electorate .
Below is the complete list of 34 senators who voted "Nay"  on raising the debt ceiling last week.  The biggest disappointments were Kelly Ayotte, John Thune, & Richard Shelby who voted "Yea" with John McCain, Lindsey Graham, & seven other Republicans to raise the debt ceiling. 
Not voting was Patty Murray, Democrat from Washington.  Senator Murray is the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.  Oh well.
Question: On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 325 )
Vote Number: 11 Vote Date: January 31, 2013, 03:37 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: H.R. 325 (A bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other purposes.)
Measure Title: A bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 64
NAYs 34
Not Voting 2
NAYs ---34
Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kirk (R-IL)
Lee (R-UT)
Manchin (D-WV)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Not Voting - 2
Kerry (D-MA)
Murray (D-WA)

1 comment:

  1. Doug - yes. Evidence is strong that BO is trying to destroy the GOP and capitalism. He seems to be strictly following his ideological idol Saul Alinsky. Most Americans have no clue about this. So how can the opposition respond?

    The answer is that we need at least 1 prominent persuasive person intimately versed in Economics, Marxism, and Alinsky tactics. This person should relentlessly and in great detail describe what BO appears to be up to. This person should explain that an Alinsky variant Marxist is not a Stalinist or Maoist. Nevertheless he should explain what the likely consequences of Alinsky Marxism will be for the U.S. if fully implemented. This person should be a quick thinker on his feet and an exceptional debater and be able to outsmart the press. He would be wise to hire body guards as he will drive the Left crazy.

    What can we do? Contact prospective leaders to step it up as described to save the country. First thoughts about prospects include Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

    RTE - Have been listening to Herman Cain on the radio the past two weeks. Carol remarked this morning that "they" had to take Herman down becasue he says things so clearly - much like the person described above.