October 2, 2013
September 25, 2013
Sean Hannity said it..I’m ready for it. I’ve heard enough. There isn’t a Republican Leader in Washington DC who gives a crap about me and you. I tweeted Sean a few moments ago and asked if he was ready to put his money where his mouth was and not support another Republican.
Call me a divider, blame it on Ross Perot again. Sorry, different time, different circumstance. The Republicans actually had something to work with. This time, they’re a spineless, conniving, deceitful and spiteful lot that needs to be turned up and dumped out on the street. Our founders would have them lined up and shot.
It’s bad enough they won’t follow through, they have to be begged, they have to be threatened to act in the best interests of the US, but to attack one who is doing what he was elected to do did me in. This afternoon, (9/25) on Sean’s show, John Cornwyn of Texas basically whined and said that when we get the Senate…blah, blah, blah. Senator, you can’t do anything with the House and they have the purse strings. You have a President who steps on the Constitution and you won’t call him out. The procedure be damned…you have the authority, you have the backing of the conservatives, the Tea Party, and you lay down and wallow in the mud that the Democrats give you to lay in.
Don’t expect the next few months to go in your favor. While we conservatives put a balance in the House to stop it, it was your stupid antics that lost the Senate…trying to hold on to people like John McCain, Lamar Alexander, and frankly, you sir.
It will not continue, because “We The People” are tired. We’re tired of you blowing smoke up our collective rears and sitting on our pocketbooks while you wine and dine in DC and call yourselves protecting our interests.
I will do everything within my power sir, to see that you and all your worthless buddies are defeated…one by one, until there are people like Ted Cruz in your place. There is a change in the wind. We are angry of you sitting on our dime and telling us love stories while you stab us in the back. Get ready to hear the words that will soon be delivered as soon as the people can…”You’re fired”. We may not be able to convince the Democratic strongholds, but you can bank that the conservatives will be looking to replace all of you when we get real conservatives found. There will be a vetting. No more lies, no more deceit, no more pandering.
We are looking for Statesmen to send to Washington, not babbling, full of air, do nothing fools. You are served…
May 21, 2013
I just got off the phone with Congressman Stephen Finchers office. Allow me a moment to rant. Stephen Fincher may be a lot of things, but what he’s been labeled in a blog called the Wonkette is totally ridiculous – almost as ridiculous as the screen name “Doktor Zoom” that he hides behind. I almost put the link up, but I’m not going to get into an argument with a fool, they generally drag you down to their level. Not only is Stephen Fincher my congressman, I don’t always agree with his opinions, heck he may even strain me when I get ready to vote. He can tell you that himself, he’s sit through several with me screaming at him, but I have to say he always listens. One thing you cannot challenge is that he is a Christian, he thinks and acts like one, and it’s really hard to do in the cesspool that he’s in. I hear what a lot of people don’t get a chance to hear, sometimes on, sometimes off the record.
This idiot has an opinion. It’s wrong. He claims there’s proof. Really? Anything can be spun. No matter what happens in Washington, I believe that Stephen believes that he is representing the best interests of his constituents. He stands up for his values, he doesn’t always choose what I think he should, but maybe we should call and encourage sometime instead of throwing trash that he doesn’t deserve.
Argue with his politics, I do. Argue that he isn’t conservative or libertarian enough to suit you. That’s fine, but unless you know what you’re talking about, I’d stay away from personal attacks unless you know the man.
I do, I will vouch for him on that front. He is a fine upstanding man who is in an almost unimaginable hell. Our country needs more Stephen Finchers. Not because we agree on everything, but we agree that he is trying to do right because of his values and his love for the country.
Sure, make your juicy headline. Just make sure you know what you’re talking about.
January 17, 2013
I agree that the Republican party could send itself to irrelevancy, but it isn’t because it’s out of the mainstream, but because it’s trying to become mainstream. The party needs to figure out how to educate voters to true conservatism, patriotism, and the constitution rather than move away. The reason that voters are so disenchanted with them is that they’ve become the Democrat Party minor.
House Republican Inertia Leads to Irrelevancy
By Chris Stirewalt
“It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, “Peace! Peace!”—but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?”
– Patrick Henry addressing the Virginia House of Burgesses, March 23, 1775.
House Republicans are huddling in Williamsburg, Va. trying to figure out what to do about their current crisis.
It’s a fitting place for them to be meeting since they are facing the same threat that the legislators in the capital of the Colony of Virginia once faced: Irrelevancy.
Back in the 1760s, the Virginia House of Burgesses would occasionally raise a ruckus over the Stamp Act or the shipping of criminal defendants to England. Patrick Henry would deliver a blistering oration and much wig powder would be lost in vigorous stomping and shouting.
And then the governor would dissolve the body and everyone would mount their horses for the long ride home.
These days for House members, its Town Cars to Reagan National instead of mares down a dusty path, but the effect is pretty similar. When all the shouting is done and tyranny has been thoroughly denounced yet again, the modern-day lawmakers go home with little to show for their excitations.
We all know how it worked out for the boys in breeches back in Williamsburg. Public frustrations grew and grew until the only reason most people bothered getting elected to the colonial legislature was to decry the body’s worthlessness and to talk of treason.
The difference now is that the irrelevancy of the House is self-imposed. As much as he might wish he could, President Obama cannot dissolve the House. Lawmakers can meet, vote and debate anytime they wish. They are even protected from arrest while the House is in session.
The current irrelevancy springs from legislative paralysis brought on by distrust and fear.
When House Republicans stormed back into power after the 2010 Midterm elections, they were all the time passing things. Repeal that. Cut this. Lower those taxes. Censure that Obama factotum.
Even though Republicans retained a stout majority in 2012, the comfortable victory by Obama has left the once effervescent House flatter than a day-old ginger ale.
Part of this is the understanding after two years that the immovable object that is Harry Reid’s Senate will not anytime soon be repealing, cutting, lowering or censuring anyone or anything. It is also in part an expression of grief that the American electorate chose to re-hire Obama, whom House Republicans see as a tyrant on par with George III.
This sad, dire attitude helped lead to the first major defeat for the House Republicans when Obama, with the help of anxious Senate Republicans, routed the House on the question of tax rates. Unable to pass anything on taxes during the Lame Duck session, House Republicans were eventually steamrolled and left to watch the first tax rate increase in nearly a generation go into place, with most House Republicans pouting on the sidelines.
And because it was Speaker John Boehner who let the steamroller roll, there is an open question of whether House Republicans will be able to do much of anything at all. The modern-day Patrick Henrys are stomping and shouting and others are plotting coups against their leaders.
Meanwhile, all the stomping and shouting and coup plotting has left the leaders afraid of letting the rank and file start lobbing up legislation again. The results might look radical or, if Team Boehner tried to suggest a more publicly palatable option, it might result in yet another embarrassment like the failure of Boehner’s “Plan B” tax proposal.
For all these reasons, House Republicans have become what Obama once falsely accused them of being: obstructionist. The Republicans in the previous Congress were activists, passing all kinds of things and promulgating all kinds of big ideas. The House GOP this time around so far seems only to be able to say “no.”
With the toughest tests to face the sophomore majority still ahead – the debt limit, the automatic cuts from the 2011 debt battle and Obama’s crusade for a partial gun ban – it is a poor time to be unable to pass legislation. Without legislation, Republicans look irrelevant and lack bargaining power in negotiations.
The medicine men of the conservative movement have all kinds of advice on what to say, how to say it, who should be saying it and when it should be said. Fine, fine. But without legislation, members of Congress are no more relevant than any other partisan pundit.
Rather than “messaging,” Republicans in Williamsburg should be focused on what they might be able to pass on the big issues. Even if it’s not going anywhere, the measures represent a starting point for conservatives in the battles over big ideas.
If they prefer mental health reform to gun bans, then pass mental health reform. If they prefer to not raise the debt limit without corresponding cuts, offer the cuts. If they prefer revenue-neutral tax reform, make us an offer.
And on guns and debt, House Republicans had better do it quickly because Obama is on the march and not slowing down.
If their paralysis persists, however, House Republicans might as well saddle up for the long ride home because they would be every bit as irrelevant as their colonial forebearers.
December 22, 2012
Unbelievable, but here we are…Christmas 2012, and New Year 2013. This place has been special to me. Not necessarily that we can connect with our readers here, but that it has gained us many friends. It has also connected me to my dear friend Mike, who without his skilled and knowledgeable contributions, this blog would not be a successful as it is.
Since restarting my radio show, I haven’t posted here like I should, but that will change soon as we intend to link it with my stations website soon. It should be available there, as well as available via smartphone too. I already link it to my twitter feed @stevewtjs.
I want to sincerely thank Mike for his devotion to this blog over the past several years, and mostly for his friendship. I wish you the best Christmas ever Mike Davis, and to your family as well..a most successful, prosperous and happy 2013.
For our readers, thank you. Thank you for reading us, listening to our rants, agreeing or not, and making this blog successful. With this post, we have had over 165,000 hits. We are doing something good, I believe.
Merry Christmas from me and Mike again. Not the politically correct “Happy Holidays”. If you read us often, you know we’re not PC and proud of it! It is our wish that you have a Happy New Year as well, and keep reading. We’re going to keep posting as long as we’re able!
November 25, 2012
Are we still as conservatives crying the blues? I ran across this article, and saw that several of my Facebook friends also had posted it. It’s from The Heritage Foundation and written by Rich Tucker. All the comment that I wish to add is….AMEN!
There are plenty of things to be thankful for this week, and this year as well.
Yes, after our country’s recent elections, big government remains the rule here in the United States and throughout the West. Yet the language used by the candidates (both talked of reducing federal spending and creating jobs, for example) and the closeness of the race proved that, in the U.S. at least, conservatism remains a powerful force.
Conservative thinkers present a compelling, principled alternative to liberal ideas. Right-leaning politicians retained control of the House of Representatives, where they’ll control all spending bills and be able to push back against the expansion of government. Conservative governors will run 30 states and can use their offices to thwart federal overreach. Many governors, for example, have already announced they won’t set up Obamacare insurance exchanges, which will save the states money and may doom the entire federal power grab.
Rather than despair, conservatives should use this holiday season to count our blessings,review our plans, and further our agenda in 2013.
But the act of giving thanks requires someone or something to give thanks to. So it’s also worth noting that Thanksgiving highlights the importance of religion in public life, and that our unique founding ensures that religion remains a key pillar of American greatness. President Abraham Lincoln created the modern Thanksgiving Day tradition when he announced, in 1863, that it would be celebrated as an official national holiday.
Lincoln unapologetically cited “the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.” Long before that, President George Washington named November 26, 1789, as a day of thanksgiving devoted to “the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.”
Famously, God went unmentioned last year. Yet President Obama has made it a point in years past to direct thanks to God. “As we stand at the close of one year and look to the promise of the next, we lift up our hearts in gratitude to God for our many blessings, for one another, and for our Nation,” read his Thanksgiving Presidential Proclamation in 2010.
In defense of Obama, some will surely cite a “wall of separation between church and state” that doesn’t actually exist in the Constitution.
As Daniel Dreisbach explains in a First Principles essay, this figure of speech actually dates to a letter written by President Thomas Jefferson in 1802. In reality, the First Amendment didn’t aim to protect people from ever being exposed to any religion. It only aimed to ensure that the federal government wouldn’t establish a state-run church, such as the Church of England.
Dreisbach cites Jefferson’s second inaugural address, when the third President declared:
In matters of religion, I have considered that its free exercise is placed by the constitution independent of the powers of the general [i.e., federal] government. I have therefore undertaken, on no occasion, to prescribe the religious exercises suited to it; but have left them, as the constitution found them, under the direction and discipline of State or Church authorities acknowledged by the several religious societies.
Although the First Amendment prevents Congress from establishing a religion or prohibiting its free exercise, Presidents, as well as Congress, have always recognized the American regard for sacred practices and beliefs. Jefferson himself actively supported religious institutions. While in office, he personally approved federally funded programs that built churches and supported Christian missionaries.
November 8, 2012
I, like most of the conservative pundits thought that the morning of November 7th we would wake up to a new President and the world would be ok. Well, God has a way with changing expectations!
For a few moments, I waned in disgust. How could we have gotten it this wrong. How could so many people have gotten comfortable that Romney was going to win?
That was the problem. The worst almost ALWAYS happens when you get comfortable.
This was the shot fired across the bow. The electorate has changed. There are a lot of younger people that have been trained in liberal schools that came out and voted. The same people you see interviewed on Jay Leno that do not know who the Vice President is…other than he looks like a nice guy helped Barack Hussein Obama return for a second term.
After his comment to Dimitri Medelev of “wait til I’ve won re-election, to the ongoing battle with Benghazi, and even another challenge to ObamaTaxCare in the Supreme Court – we cannot give up. There exists the possibility of several appointments to the SCOTUS. It’s something we will have to stay on our Senators and Congressmen about.
There is also the matter of the mid term elections when Harry Reid comes up for re-election and it’s time his old wrinkled butt goes home.
We may have gotten the wind knocked out of us, but remember a couple of things.
This country, and our freedoms are way too important to give up the fight.
One slap to the face shouldn’t make us go crying to mama…
It’s time to shake the dust off our feet, man (or woman) up, and get prepared to take the senate in 2014. We have two years to get our ducks in a row and learn how to appeal to the young liberals, the hispanics and the blacks who put Obama in office.
They cannot and should not be ignored, or we will see yet more arrogance and disrespect brought upon this great country. I don’t want to draw a last breath knowing I just sat down and said “oh well”. It’s time to renew the fight. It’s time to remember that our task is no less great than the founders who told King George a resounding “NO”.
Do you think they expect less of us since they left the country in our hands?
September 24, 2012
Well, if insulting Israel wasn’t enough, now Obama chooses to insult the intelligence of the US citizenry and call what’s happened in the Middle East and North Africa a “bump in the road”. Really? Murder is a bump in the road? From the Mail online…
President Barack Obama referred to recent events in the Middle East, including violent attacks on embassies and the terrorist murder of a US ambassador and three other Americans, as ‘bumps in the road’.
The comment came in Obama’s CBS ’60 Minutes’ interview that aired on Sunday night.
Steve Kroft, the interviewer, asked: ‘Have the events that took place in the Middle East, the recent events in the Middle East given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the Arab Spring?
Obama responded: ‘Well, I’d said even at the time that this is going to be a rocky path. The question presumes that somehow we could have stopped this wave of change.
Bumps in the road: The President said the killing of ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya was some of the ‘bumps in the road’ along the ‘rocky path’ to Middle Eastern peace
Terror attack: It took the White House some days to admit the sacking of the consulate in Benghazi was pre-planned
‘I think it was absolutely the right thing for us to do to align ourselves with democracy, universal rights — a notion that people have to be able to participate in their own governance.
‘But I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road because, you know, in a lot of these places, the one organizing principle has been Islam.’
Ambassador Chris Stevens died of apparent asphyxiation at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi after an attack launched under the cover of a demonstration against a crude, low-budget anti-Islam movie mad ein California.
Sean Smith, another diplomat, and former U.S. Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were also killed.
Republicans leapt on Obama’s ‘bumps in the road’ comment. Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. Bush said on Twitter: ‘I guess when u win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing “an attack that kills an Ambassador is just a ‘bump in the road.’
Criticism: Obama faced anger from those who saw his ‘bumps in the road’ comment as too dismissive
The Obama administration initially insisted the attack was a spontaneous result of anger about the movie and had nothing to do with al-Qaeda or U.S. policy in the region.
After the head of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Centre told Congress the attack was terrorism, Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney then stated: ‘It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.
‘Our embassy was attacked violently and the result was four deaths of American officials.’
On the same day as the five-hour Benghazi consulate attack, in which RPGs and mortars were used, the U.S. embassy in Cairo was targeted by a mob that tore down the American flag and replaced it with a black Islamic flag.
There were also attacks on U.S. missions in Tunis, Sana’a, Khartoum and Islamabad.
Stevens, the first U.S. ambassador to be murdered since 1979, was a fluent Arabic and French speaker widely viewed as one of the greatest American diplomatic assets in the region.
A diary written by Stevens and obtained by CNN after being found in the wreckage of the Benghazi consulate revealed that he had been concerned about security threats in the city and a rise in Islamic extremism.
A White House official firmly rejecetd this, telling ABC News: ‘It’s just not true that he was characterising the attack in Benghazi – the question doesn’t even make mention of it. He’s speaking about broad trends.’
September 21, 2012
I got this email from a listener on my show, and I had to share it with you. Also, the Washington Examiner ran a great article on Obama and his history…kinda like the movie Obama 2016. It’s a great read, and it’s way too long to post here…so here’s the link:
DO YOU REMEMBER JANUARY 3, 2007?
Remember that on October 9, 2007, 11 months before our “economic
crisis” occurred (that was actually created), the Dow hit its highest
point ever, closing at 14,164.53 and reaching 14,198.10 intra-day
level 2 days later. Unemployment was steady at 4.7%. But things were
already being put in place to create the havoc we’ve all been experiencing since then.
And it all started on January 3, 2007.
This tells the story, why Bush was so “bad” at the end of his term.
Don’t just skim over this, it’s not very long, read it slowly and let
it sink in. If in doubt, check it out!!!
The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was
actually January 3rd 2007, which was the day the Democrats took over
the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the
The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the
first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy
that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this: January 3rd, 2007
was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress.
At the time:
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH
Remember the day…
January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House
Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate
Banking Committee. The economic meltdown that happened 15 months
later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL
Unemployment… to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping
5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!
Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in
2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.
And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie
Mac? OBAMA And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA
and the Democrat Congress.
So when someone tries to blame Bush. REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007….
THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!”
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and
the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.
Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 &
2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.
In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused
them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough
on spending increases.
For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush
entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running
until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a
massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.
And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that
very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he
signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.
If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the
last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five
years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After
that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that
includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.
If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a
nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted
for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since
September 1, 2012
Sorry, this one makes me really angry. I know the Vaughns. They are childhood friends of mine. Aaron’s Dad and I grew up in the same community. This not just makes me angry, it makes me sick on top of it. That’s all I’ll say before I do lose my cool. Yeah, you need to vote for this man, this party…who cares nothing about the people who help them get there….