Saturday, October 08, 2011

Liberal Progressive - Elizabeth Warren, former Rehnquist Appointee, Obama Appointee, Uses “Feminist” Card Against Scott Brown – Liz Grow Some Skin!

Scott Brown (R-MA) - Independent Brown fends off attacks by Progressive "Feminist" Oklahoma's Own Lizzie Warren

Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren, who is being funded by the "The Liberal Progressive Change Campaign Committee,"(Frederick News Post, MD), has had a most interesting career thus far. Elizabeth Herring Warren, who was appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist, as a Member of the Federal Judicial Education Committee (from Consumer Protection Agency Official Biography on Elizabeth Warren), went on to hold her first “government job” as an appointee of Barack Obama to handle TARP, and now she wants to be the Senator from Massachusetts, the Progressive Democrat to replace Republican, Scott Brown.

Those Progressives who admire Ms. Warren, are rather miffed at the entire Democrat Party failing to embrace Communism (Communism and Progressives are interchangeable), but specifically Obama, whom members feel is not effective in furthering the Progressive agenda (i.e. turning the U.S. from a Democracy to the former Soviet Union – breadlines, poverty and all). In speaking of Warren, they suggest she would be a perfect member to form a new party, devoid of Democrats, and based on Progressives only: (David Lindoff)

I’m not sure how such a movement could be started. Perhaps Sen. Sanders, who long ago showed the way to run and win House and Senate elections as an independent and a self-described socialist, could start the ball rolling by contacting some of his caucus comrades and any labor activists and leaders he’s close to, and proposing the idea. Maybe Elizabeth Warren, who was betrayed and trashed by Obama after developing the idea for a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and who is said to be eyeing a run for the Senate seat held by Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, would decide running on such a party’s ticket would be a satisfying form of payback, and could tip more principled members of the caucus, like Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Keith Ellison (D-MN) or Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), to come over. (Kucinich, who has been humiliated by his party repeatedly despite being one of its smartest and most principled members, and who has now been gerrymandered out of his job, should finally be willing to stop helping the Democratic Party pretend it is a progressive organization, and should walk out.)

To be admired by the right and by the left throughout a lifetime, leads one to take a harder look at Warren, who most likely (coming of age during the 1960’s), like most young women of her time (See Hillary Clinton) were known as “Goldwater Girls” – conservative youth, it would fit with Ms. Warren’s background, coming as she did out of Oklahoma.
However, that said, is she qualified and tough enough to take on one Scott Brown? Brown, who has voted straight down the middle, is maligned currently by Tea Party Groups in the State, and who has a record that make most conservatives look askance – Brown does not vote straight party line – he is an Olympia Snow, a Susan Collins, a wild card that the Republican’s cannot always be quite sure if he’ll go along with the “program” for the sake of “party unity” – Brown votes the way he feels his constituents would benefit most. Oddly, it has worked for him in Massachusetts, where the majority of the Bay State’s electorate is: unenrolled.

That may be news to Lizzy Warren – who showed a serious lack of mettle in recent attacks on Brown.

She called him a Tea Party Member (obviously not sure what Tea Party is, or means for that matter), while not taking the time to understand the Massachusetts Tea Party, perhaps the most fiscally and socially conservative Tea Party groups in the nation, don’t often care much for Scott Brown .

Then she insulted Brown for not being moral enough – seriously – Lizzie apparently felt that Brown’s posing for Cosmo (How high is the wager that she owned the copy), was not appropriate for a young man who would be Senator. (Globe) Brown fired back – and said something not quite good enough from Warren’s perspective (about how he struggled harder and worked harder to get his degree, than say Warren, which is the truth)and she felt he was being “sexist”!

The hue and cry went up about the Globe the rest of the Bay State and most likely Bernie Sanders is lighting candles in Vermont to ease the pain poor Lizzie must be feeling.
Give us all a break and buck up Elizabeth. Call it like you see it, and stop trying to whine your way into the Senate on the back of someone who actually deserves to be there. As a feminist, there is nothing worse than watching a woman who is capable stand back and act like the Virgin of Harvard, or worse, a True Elite Progressive, who’s nose is stuck so far up her own behind, she cannot see the forest for the trees!. It is insulting to women everywhere – period. Pick a fight, then pick a good topic, and stick to it.
One can’t have their cake and eat it too, that won’t work with the Massachusetts Electorate. So, go negative Lizzie, but keep it about the issues – go on Brown’s record, but be truthful, because, the unenrolled have been watching him like a hawk, and know how he votes.

Stop maligning the Tea Party, if one didn’t know better, one would think you were one of Tea Party members who ran in local elections as Democrats and won, and who will continue to use that avenue to change from within – after all – Rehnquist appointee, are you really a Progressive at all?

From this point of view, it is apparent that although having supported Scott Brown for Senate in the special election (Martha was not qualified, period), and already knowing the Centerfold story was beat to death and is a non-issue (see, to have a woman run for office, that woman should be qualified, (not an academic appointed by an academic administration, with no experience whatsoever in legislation but rhetoric), which is why, regardless of the fact that you a woman, it matters not when it comes to qualifications. Hillary Clinton is a qualified woman, she is qualified for the Senate, and she is more than qualified to be President – she has a record one can be proud of, and she has worked both sides of the aisle to get something accomplished – so has Scott Brown. That’s a hard act to follow Lizzie. You’re no Hillary Clinton, heck you’re not even a Scott Brown.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Palin’s Decision - Intends to Lead Direction of the Individual as Exceptional American – Video – The Single Most Effective Force against The Machine

Palin, in the mold of the founders - image NYSun

Sarah Palin’s PAC released the video below to supporters yesterday – the email subject title: “Are You Ready to Rumble?” – belies the power behind the message the video (shown below) contains. Her decision to walk away from the GOP race for the 2012 nomination, could not have come easy, however, the understanding that her style of “calling them like she sees them”, regardless of party. (Although she will align with the Republican’s at times, depending upon the record of a particular incumbent, she may endorse the opposition (should there be a Tea Party Candidate) and successfully, in most cases) upend the race through the primary process – see her effectiveness in this respect in 2010.)

It is a fact that the Office of the Presidency does come with some restraints, and, just as with pivotal individuals who shaped the nation, and never served in the role of President, Palin will be that later day Samuel Adams, who played a major role in shaping the Revolution, or perhaps a later day Tomas Jefferson, one who shaped the nation, shaped a political party and then took an Executive role in Government. The later were chosen as examples, perhaps because they are more known to most American’s (or should be), and fit the spirit of the force with which Palin is capable – through her speeches, appearance, books, and letters (Facebook notes) – not unlike the aforementioned. Those who seek to make a chance, recognizing that Sarah Palin is an individual who is sought after by candidates and those who are willing and able to put aside the misconceptions, and often partisan party politics - understanding that Lady of Alaska has the ability to help shape a nation, or perhaps more to the point, remold to the original intent of the Framers.
She has the record to stand on.

Suggested: Poor cinematography aside – “The Undefeated” is worth a look (now available on as a DVD) – although essentially about Sarah Palin, more to the point, it is about the ability of the process of the campaign for the Presidency (or any office), to skew a point of view, to malign without evidence, and to effectively hide, from the majority of American’s, the value of a candidate. In that wise, it is a primer of sorts for the American voter who needs to spend more time personally “vetting” any candidate, for any office, and to ensure that one’s vote is well placed. It is also, from this point of view, an eye-opener – specifically if one thought one knew the depths to which the media would sink, then this will shock and with any candidate, understand that agenda’s are shaped from within a Political Party, with the help of a media gone astray (that evidence is most compelling), to an extent that was foretold through the worries of the framers, reluctant to add “freedom of the press” to the Bill of Rights, concerned that they would, in time, corrupts the process and take part in attempting to destroy the basics of the document that was being prepared to stand the test of time – the U.S. Constitution. (See Letter 84: Alexander Hamilton and his argument that the press could play a powerful role in usurping the government)

“I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers not granted; and, on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do? Why, for instance, should it be said that the liberty of the press shall not be restrained, when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed? I will not contend that such a provision would confer a regulating power; but it is evident that it would furnish, to men disposed to usurp, a plausible pretense for claiming that power. They might urge with a semblance of reason, that the Constitution ought not to be charged with the absurdity of providing against the abuse of an authority which was not given, and that the provision against restraining the liberty of the press afforded a clear implication, that a power to prescribe proper regulations concerning it was intended to be vested in the national government. This may serve as a specimen of the numerous handles which would be given to the doctrine of constructive powers, by the indulgence of an injudicious zeal for bills of rights.”
(From the Federalist Papers, everyone should own a copy for reference specific copy: ISBN-10: 1604248599)

The Video which lends to the comparison

In closing, although it is statistically evident, (probability being what it is), that the current President will not be re-elected, therefore, one can suggest that Palin, with her ability to campaign, and make her voice heard above the fray (whether one appreciates the message or not), is the biggest threat to the powers that would take this nation away from the original intent. Those that dismiss Sarah Palin, out of hand, are doing so either out of a sense of forced bravado or ignorance.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Moments After Palin Announcement the Courting Begins: Candidates calling Sarah, knowing the clout she will carry in 2012.

Palin in Nevada at Tea Party Rally - the ability to draw crowds and votes - image Washington Times

Yesterday, Sarah Palin made the decision not to seek the GOP 2012 nomination and immediately following made an appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record” with Greta. During the Q&A, Palin noted that the phone had been ringing, but declined to say who had called. See the video below .

Those that will have a huge impact on the GOP eight, those seeking Congressional Seats, or Senate Seats: Palin, Christie, Trump and to a lesser extent, Mark Rubio. Those aforementioned carry more weight than any news organization, or more specifically any major political party in determining an outcome. Sit back and enjoy the ride to 212, it’s going to be one of the most interesting elections in recent memory.

Occupy Wall Street Protestors – The Reality of Post-1960’s Protests, The Ideologues, The Unions, Obama Supporters, Big Money and a Waste of Time

Then - The 1960's - Woodstock - image Wikipedia

The Occupy Wall Street Protests which have taken place in a variety of U.S. cities since Labor Day in September has seen support from sources one would consider the usual bastions of liberal think: Hollywood celebrities, Billionaire George Soros’, and the labor movement, specifically members of the SEIU and United Auto Workers Union(Wall Street Journal),both of the later pivotal in the President’s 2008 campaign. In retrospect, those who were involved in the variety of protests in the 1960’s, were, at the top, the children of the silver spoon, rejecting out of hand, a war in Vietnam, supporting a utopian ideal of Communism and of course, the Weathermen, who were anarchists. The bottom of the support came from those who were from the lower to middle classes, college students, and high school students, who were thrilled with the concept of free love, the grand party and a notion of anti-establishment that would appeal at any time to those who are in the twilight between adolescence and adulthood. The War in Viet Nam, an undeclared boondoggle begun well before the 1960’s and mismanaged by politicians from Kennedy through LBJ, finally ending with Richard Nixon’s presidency in the 1970’s, played heavily to those who attended protests, music events such as Woodstock, and the grand party that was the “Revolution” of the 1960’s, with many of those spouting slogans, having no clear idea of any political implications. It was, then, as it is now, a handful of “players” at the top, well-funded or financed, making the noise, the proverbial “have’s” using the “have not’s” to achieve a goal.

Later day protestors have enjoyed limited appeal by comparison, with those at the upper rung of “society” lending support, (i.e. celebrities, professors, old and wealthy crackpots such as Soros, the media and of course, those who participated in the 1960’s protests and are attempting to relive their youth). This leads to the media reporting on what amounts to, a handful of protestors compared to the hundreds of thousands who poured into the streets during the 1960’s. The Occupy Wall Street project is no exception. Those who are capable of cutting classes, to sit in park, and take aim at the Bankers and the Money Men who, these brains trusts apparently are unaware, are the key to pension funds and retirement accounts of the very same “have not’s”. What is particularly interesting is the sudden interest in “helping the Middle Class”, from large unions such as the SEIU, by supporting those whose parents have the cash to let them sit out in the park, and play 1960’s protestor – minus the good music, the drugs and the free love. Perhaps the Union Leaders are unaware that the very same Wall Street they are protesting holds the keys to their futures, or perhaps they are there to ensure the protestors are on the side of the President. Either way, the traction appears to be slow, with reports of seven hundred protestors on the Brooklyn Bridge to a handful in Boise Idaho, standing out in the rain – “Oh the Sacrifices those Wall Street detractors are making” – but on behalf of whom? To what end?

Now - Michael Moore, semi-celeb, with handful of "Occupy Wall Street" Protestors, cell phones ablaze to get a pic of the celebrity! Priorities - image

The main thrust appears to be the socialist dogma of redistribution of wealth, a theme prevalent throughout the last four years with the emergence of then Candidate and now President Barak Obama. One can surmise that the theme, which is being played out once again in his 2012 “campaign”, pitting the rich against the poor, using race, or any available tool at the campaigns disposal is somewhat transparent. Wealth redistribution – taking from those who have (those that create wealth, either by owning a company, or managing funds for those who hope to retire at some point in their lives) and giving it to those who “have not”. Perhaps these protestors have failed to notice the past three years of the administration’s ability to push through legislation that is simpatico to their cause.

When one looks at the continual extension of unemployment benefits, (which is principal in the President’s “Jobs” bill), one understands that those who are without employment, collect benefits from a government entity that is supported by those very same individuals and corporations whom they are now targeting.

Is Wall Street perfect, in its function? No more so than any organization, be it a corporation, a campaign, a think tank or a union. The basic fact is that these are organizations that are primarily run by men, who have an ideal at the onset, yet, somehow, things go astray, corruption sets in, and the few who are corrupt, bring a focus to the entire group. It is what those in middle American, those that vote, are seeing play out now in New York and elsewhere – the silly children who would see their student loans picked up by the Taxpayers, backed by Unions who would see a President reelected that has given them increased status, as well as an auto company (see GM and the Autoworkers), all the while most concerned that the fortunes of Wall Street enjoy a recovery so they are not reduced to penury in old age.

It is not without some disconnect that these ideologues have no clue that the government itself, produces nothing in order to make the money which it spends. The government jobs, from those in Washington to the local classroom, all are paid for by those who are targeted, from the very ordinary middle class individual still fortunate enough to have a job, and those who are paying the majority of the taxes: i.e. those making more than $250,000 and especially those making over $1,000,000 annually. It is the lack of common sense on the part of the youth, (and granted the dummying down of education from the cradle to the cap and gown), that does not allow them to see the forest through the trees.
Without self-reliant, individuals, those that work, create, and capitalized on the system (i.e. capitalist), that allows on to make a fortune, build a business or several businesses, there would be no reason for those protestors to be taking a mini-vacation in the park, alongside their union supporters who, would also be wondering where their next meal was coming from. Once the entrepreneurs to the millionaires are taxed to the breaking point, businesses close, and others (as has been the increasingly common theme these past three years) pick up and leave the country, creating jobs in tax friendly countries. To continue to point fingers, instead of get off one’s duff and actually work for a living, apparently is beyond the scope of those who prefer to get something for nothing, but at what price.

Once the businesses are gone, and the government no longer has a revenue stream, there simply will be no wealth to redistribute, or to put it bluntly no government checks, from Social Security, to private pensions, to Medicaid, to Food Stamp. In cases being played out now across the country, one will find construction projects begun and now abandoned, due to state and federal funding woes. It is not a stretch of the imagination to understand that without the only source of income the government has: taxpayers, there simply is no wealth to spread around.

One does not need to be an economist to figure that out, nor does one need a calculator. It is those have’s (those that have a job) who watch their paycheck dwindle on a weekly basis, due to rising costs of fuel and food, watching the decline of the 401K’s and private pensions (for anyone who plans on Social Security, is taking the larger gamble), and watching the evening news to find the same old Hollywood celebs, pampered children of the rich and aimless, the unions and, and see them not as helpful in any way, but as the duped and useless drags on society – without the benefits of free love, great music, and the like. Even if they managed 100,000 protestors (including and the SEIU’s membership) to march on Wall Street, does that even compare to the hundreds of thousands of taxpayers attending events under the banner of the Gadsden Flag? There is a reason for that: The variance in the protestors shows the difference between the Haves (those that have the capitol funding to protest to being with) and those that “Have not” (a lack of commonsense and the knowledge of how pensions are funded, the governments’ only source of income, and how the worker (not a union worker mind you) fits into a society based on capitalism. The is also the certain knowledge, backed by historical and current events, that socialism, although idealistic, is just that, and is a failure as a working model. (Unless of course, the nation is top heavy with the wealthy with a population and landmass the size of Rhode Island).

They’ll make some noise, and then go home.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Palin Will Not Run for the GOP Nomination in 2012 – Will Work for Historic GOP 2010 Repeat in 2012

Via the Mark Levin Show: Sarah Palin, former 2008 GOP V.P. Candidate and Governor of Alaska, will not seek the GOP nomination for the Presidency in 2012. The text of her letter to supporters follows:

October 5, 2011
Wasilla, Alaska
After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.
My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.
From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.
I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.
Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation.
In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.
Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country!
God bless America.
– Sarah Palin

From this conservative feminists’ point of view, Palin’s decision in not seeking the office of the Presidency, is, at this juncture, a best use of her talents in shaping the race for not only the Presidency, but the Senate and Congress as well. It is a fact that she was a major force in the 2010 elections, turning the midterms into an historic gain for the GOP, especially with the addition of Tea Party members to the Congress. Although one would have loved to have seen Palin in the debate forum, those eight that have taken the podium are more than deserving, specifically, in this opinion, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich. From a pragmatic point of view, those donors and supporters are now free to support the candidate that most respects the values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, a limited Federal government and freedom from excessive taxation that our Founder’s had in mind. In addition, the candidate who is not afraid to put those, in the media and in both major political parties, that are disparaging, in their place. The country needs a leader who has the intellect, the judgment, the character and the will to govern at this most critical time in our nation’s history. In this opinion, there are those in the current GOP field that fit the bill. God Bless Sarah Palin and her family for all they have put up with, for all she has given of herself for these United States and for all that she intends to do to serve our great nation.

Chris Christie – Media Shock at Decision to Bow out Of 2012 GOP Race – His Decision Carries More Weight than Most Consider

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie - from the website: Save

When one considers the special election for Governor of New Jersey in 2009, it was not so much the knowledge of who Chris Christie might have been (to those living outside New Jersey proper), but the fact that this Republican did the unthinkably impossible – take the lead and become the Governor of one of the bluest states in the nation. That was admirable enough; however, as time went on, and the press conferences began, it was apparent that Chris Christie was no ordinary Northeast Republican, rather a guy who was willing to take on the entire Democrat machine in Jersey, from the Legislature to the Unions. At that time, when one thought of Northeast Republican’s, there appeared a vision of men in suits, women in pearls, holding exclusive barbeques and fundraisers – the country club set. (See Mitt Romney and the perception he just cannot shake.) The general impression given that the party itself is so inconsequential anyone running as a Republican was not really that serious? Then along came some guy in a pickup truck in Massachusetts by the name of Scott Brown. Between Brown and Christie the landscape had changed, and the Typical Republican became hard to define. (Note: this change in the GOP typical candidate appears to have been lost on the media, or the DNC, perhaps in denial, but was clear to those who vote: Republican, Independent and Moderate Democrats.)

Christie had specific appeal, as he managed to do what no other Governor had done, lower taxes in New Jersey, and best the Teachers unions. It’s not that it had not happened before; it just didn’t happen north of the Mason Dixon Line and east of Iowa.
Therefore, many of those who are looking at a field of eight GOP candidates, many of whom are more than capable of taking the helm that that is the U.S. government, looked at Christie as some sort of icon (which he truly is), and tried any way possible to push the man to run for the office of the President. Time and again, ad nauseum, Christie graciously outlined the reasoning as to why he would not take the “bait”. It was big “news”, this candidate that would not leave his job as the Governor of New Jersey, and run for the GOP nomination, as of today there are as many articles on Chris Christie's shocking decision not to run (shock to whom?), as there are of Herman Cain’s poll numbers being equal to Mitt Romney’s!

The New York Times headline best exemplifies the press on Christie ”Opting Out of the Race Christie Says “Now is not my time”. What is missing from the headline: for the umpteenth time Christie says “No”!

The fact that anyone who wants the job of the Presidency, at this stage in history, should have two qualities to this mind, be somewhat off the reservation to begin with, and be as dedicated as Moses leading the Israelites to the Promised Land. The nation is in a state, both physiologically and economically, that even Ronald Reagan may have paused before considering the post. Anyone going in knows that the work will be tough, they will be faced with a dismal economy, a hostile press and a more hostile, although, smaller group of Progressives who will whine and accuse with no end in sight. (That would be the Democrats in both Houses of Congress, assuming those most vocal will still be employed by the people). Restoring the economy is one thing, restoring the credibility of the U.S. abroad will be another, and it may well take both time and someone used to taking criticism from all sides, to do this job.

Christie as Governor of New Jersey is pretty much in the same position, on a state level, and frankly, holding the position, not necessarily for the GOP, rather for the people of New Jersey, may just be as important if not more so at this time that say a run at the White House. To lose New Jersey to the Progressive Democrats would be to give the press and DNC the opportunity to affirm that the tide had changed – regardless of the fact that Christie had and continues to do the impossible. Therefore, holding New Jersey is akin to holding the Alamo, and perhaps more important at this point in the effort to reign in Government and get the nation, state by state, back on track and away from cronyism.

It is easy to admire Chris Christie simply because he is the straight talking Governor of New Jersey, who one must admit, is all that and a slice of bread to any political junkie. He resonates in his press conferences: one moment, yelling at surfers to “Get the Hell off the Beach - You have maximized your tan”, in the best of Jersey dialect and the fury of a leader faced with stupidity (given the threat of a Hurricane – Irene). Moving to a speech less impromptu, at the Reagan library, he delivers what can only described as a stunning speech, full of hope, sprinkled with wit, and, when pressed, (for the umpteenth time to run for the Presidency), humble but not so that he would not be flattered (as he pointed out anyone would).

Christie is where he belongs: fighting the good fight for the taxpayers of New Jersey, and holding the line for Fiscal Conservatives in all fifty states. It’s an important job, this particular Governorship and Christie knows it. Christie also knows the polls, and understands that one of those standing on the GOP debate stage (or another that may join them) will, in all likelihood, be the next President – what better place to be than Govenor of New Jersey? Delivering perhaps for the first time in memory, the State of New Jersey to the GOP? That would appear to be the tougher campaign if one is honest, far more challenging and in future implications, one that would increase the already significant admiration for the Governor exponentially. Who knows, he may be just the ticket in 2020.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

2012 Update - Cain Tied With Romney in new CBS Poll – Speculation: Palin Decision – After October 11th.

The rise of the Second Tier to First Tier - Cain with Gingrich? - image

From CBS News: A poll released today by CBS News shows former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney tied with conservative businessman, Herman Cain. The CBS poll was conducted over a five day period ending October 2nd, and included 1012 adults, however, there was no indication of party affiliation and or voter or intent to vote status. Of the eight GOP candidates, both Cain and Romney are at 17%, followed by Perry at 12%, Gingrich at 8%, Ron Paul at 7%, Michele Bachmann at 4%, Rick Santorum at 3% and John Huntsman at 2%. The undecided are currently at 18%, down from 22% two weeks ago. Herman Cain has shown a meteoric rise in the past two weeks, going from a 5 to 17% tie with Mitt Romney.

CBS Poll from CBS

Marginals are not available on the CBS News website, however, the fluidity of the polls at this juncture is normal, and although there may be “front-runners”, their fortunes are subject to change as debates take place, and positions are solidified. Sarah Palin, former GOP Vice Presidential candidate and Governor of Alaska, has yet to announce her intentions. She had stated in an interview in Iowa in early September that she would make her decision public by September or October. It would not be out of character for Palin to announce as a late entry at the end of October, given her name recognition, and fund-raising ability. The next GOP debate will take place on October 11th, at Dartmouth College sponsored by Bloomberg Television, the Washington Post and WBIN TV. It is unlikely that Palin would make an announcement prior to that debate as she is schedules to speak at the World Knowledge Forum in South Korea, the same day . However, the next schedule debate will take place on the 18th of October, in Las Vegas Nevada. That debate is sponsored by CNN and the Wes tern Republican Leadership Conference.

The best option for Palin to enter the field in October would be after her appearance at the World Knowledge Forum and before the CNN debate on the 18th. This would give time for the current field to have one more showing at the debate forum - which should give Herman Cain a solid advantage over both Perry and Romney, while allowing Gingrich enough air time to gain ground and push ahead of Rick Perry. Therefore, Palin would have the advantage of coming into a level field - using CNN limited data, assuming no changes to the undecided’s, she would pull the undecided’s, while peeling votes from Perry and Bachmann to take the lead going into the November debates. Should Palin decide, against the odds (given her grassroots campaign –in-waiting, and appearances giving every indications she will be a candidate), not to run in 2012, one can see Cain with his populist, upbeat and take no prisoners persona, pulling well into the lead running into November, as he would pull any Palin “undecided’s” to his campaign.

Additional as of October 4, 2011 via Politico: "Sarah Palin-affiliated law firm made early-state deadline inquiries": Note: Palin is the only other candidate that comes to mind, uses this law firm and is considering a run for the Presidency - Those odds just got better.

Obama Seeks to Aid Debt Collectors Now that the Govenrment Owns Student Loan Industry

From CBS News President Obama, bucking his own party, asking Congress to allow private debt collectors, the ability to robo call cell phones in an attempt to collect past due monies owed the Federal Government, including Student Loans.

According to the AP, even Pelosi and Reid are not commenting on Obama's latest efforts to "trim" the deficit. Most student loans are now owned by the Federal Government and with a high sustained unemployment rate, one can anticipate that those who are being put under the microsope of aggressive private collection firms, at Obama's behest, are more than likely those who voted for him in 2008 and have since graduated to find that jobs are either non-existent or mainly available in the service industries, and in all likelihood, putting those student loans in forbearance or default status. The biggest question that remains, is why a private company?

With campaign doners running for the hills and donations for this quarter, coming in less than expected, one has to speculate is this the wisest move to make, or is there a connection to the collection industry?

WV Governors Race - Will the 2012 Special Elections Be a Repeat of 2010? The Rebranding of American Politics

In 2010, the first salvo’s fired from the voters came with the election in Virginia of Republican Robert McDonnell followed by the shock of John Corzine’s, a New Jersey Democrat Icon, loss to Republican newcomer, Chris Christie. The final nail in the proverbial coffin came with the special election in Massachusetts, of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate, in a 5 point lead over Martha Coakley, which in terms of Massachusetts and the ability of the dead to vote, was a screaming referendum on the Democrat Party. The three together herald the historic gains of Republican’s in the House in 2010.

2012, so far, indicates a similar political landscape, perhaps even more telling than Christie’s win in New Jersey, the win in New York’s 9th District which saw Republican, Bob Turner, with no previous government experience, elected to the office held by Democrats since the 1920’s. Today, West Virginia will go to the polls in yet another special election. Two weeks ago, polls tightened in the W.V. race, with Republican, Bill Maloney, in a statistical tie with current Democrat Govenor, Earl Ray Tomblin, whose had desperate misleading campaign adspulled from the air. Maloney, a businessman, is also not a seasoned politico and one has to take into account that West Virginia, was the home of Robert Byrd the longest serving Democrat in the history of the Senate. With clear skis forcast for the “Mountain State”, a win by Maloney will be akin to an earthquake. Not for nothing, but on January 19, 2009, the weather was fair in the Bay State.

A win today for Maloney, just like the previous two special congressional elections (Mark Amodei, Republican, in Nevada and the New York 9th) will be a referendum, not only on Obama, as many in the press indicate,, but on the Democrat Brand, and in total, the “Washington as usual” brand. This leaves room for speculation on the 2012 race in total, and the dismay of those elite in Washington and both coasts, in both major political parties, who are fearful of a win by candidates who resonate with “the people” such as Herman Cain, or the yet to announce, Sarah Palin.
The fact that “Washington” and the “elites” who run both major political parties, as well as the conventional press, no longer hold sway with the electorate, will make this 2012 election cycle one of the most interesting in memory. Moreover, this portends the historical election of the individual, rather than the “political party”. That would herald a return to the vision of those who authored the Constitution and held political parties in abhorrence, which may be why those Tea Party Candidates, whether running as a Republican or a Democrat (that is not a typo), are replacing those with long ties to political organizations or are career politicians.

Monday, October 03, 2011

2012 GOP Update: You Know Herman Cain is Rising – the Left Begins Concerted Assault

Herman Cain - skewered by the left - image Black Star News

One has to really like Herman Cain, he’s personable, knowledgeable, and a straight shooter. He’s also the DNC’s and Progressive Socialist Democrat’s worst nightmare: an African American Republican running for the office of President. Apparently, that’s not allowed, because, logic follows in Democrat circles that only certain groups belong to Democrats: African American, Latinos, Women, Students and the Union Rank and File (one or two may have been missed). Therefore, when someone from one of the aforementioned “owned” properties, goes astray by becoming a Conservative and worse running for office as a Republican – it messes up the message that is broadcast across campus’ and grade schools nationwide. The speech mongers don’t’ take kindly to this scenario, so, they go on the attack.

Women, who were the last group to be allowed to vote, suffer the most, regardless of political party, and when a woman dares to run for office, either Hillary Clinton, Michelle Bachman and or unannounced, Sarah Palin, they are fair game for all sorts of ridiculous attacks, so numerous and so covered that it is, by now, common knowledge.
Here is a sampling of Herman Cain articles that came out over the weekend:

Herman Cain is No Booker T Washington, The Atlantic

Herman Cain and Black Republicans

Brain Dead? Herman Cain is Clarence Thomas Soul Mate Blackstarnews

Herman Cain is winning Because GOP Lacks Strong Candidates!(

That’s a smattering from today: my favorite being the last: one with any real inside knowledge of the GOP and its makeup would understand that Herman Cain is currently winning because he is resonating with those who would vote in the GOP.

Granted it is early, or late, in the game, depending upon who one is working for or with, however, Cain’s rise in the GOP field of 8 qualified individual candidates, is a testament to the refusal of the left to let go of their given ethnic groups, down to the man (or down to women), and the fact of the matter is: Herman Cain, should he continue to do well across the board, maybe the next President, forever exposing the “White Man’s Party Myth” propagated by the left (Democrats). The problem lays in the hypocrisy considering that those that run the DNC, for the most part, are overwhelming white men.

Go Figure and Go Herman. With the attacks on the rise, from the left, Herman Cain can be satisfied he’s doing well.

2012 Update - Comedienne Roseanne Barr Announces Presidency for U.S. and Israel - Students In Nationwide Protests Clueless

Roseanne Barr in Protests for Occupy Wall Street - image RawStory

Is she Roseanne Barr serious about running for President or is this yet another comedy skit by Roseanne? She appears serious. She first announced her candidacy for President in August on the Jay Leno Show. Apparently, she’s running under the newly formed “Green Tea Party” and she “wants to be part of the debates”. She does have a Facebook “Fan” Page here: Roseanne Barr for President 2012, where she has managed to amass 1500 followers. The Posts read like someone who has firmly placed two feet over the proverbial ledge. Someone should inform Roseanne that one cannot be part of the televised debates if one is not affiliated with a credible party (Libertarian, Progressive Socialists, Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party, Green Party (this blog may have missed one or two). She may have picked up supporters at her recent appearance at the Wall Street Protests "Occupy Wall Street" (Raw Story), however, the depth of knowledge shown by these "elite" students, may make it incapable for them to even know who she might be.

The video below, if it weren’t meant to be funny, is decidedly chilling – in so much that Barr has little influence on society, yet, her grasp of Socialism (a la Stalin) is amazing. In speaking to Max Keiser (Bio here on Huffington Post), Barr does not rant, rather decidedly explains, in no uncertain terms, “her platform” which includes reeducation camps, limits on earnings ($100 Million), and the opportunity for Wall Street employees who earned more than that amount, to give it back or face – the Guillotine.

The Video

Over at Infowars: a video featuring journalist, Adam Kokesh, speaking to protestors in Washington DC, shows the unfortunate dummying down of American from the cradle to U.S. Universities, if one can stand to watch more than 4 minutes of the video.

In speaking to the same ludicrous “wealthy, corporations, banks and who runs what rant”, the ties between the administration and reality are blurred for the students in the video. On stunning example is a young woman who talks about educational loans as an “industry” – while surely not understanding that the government now “owns” student loans and lending (passed with the Health Care Reform Act). Following that segment, Mr. Kokesh goes on to interview of group of students, asking the question “Should Obama be impeached?” The question results in some confusion on their part, one asking: “For what?" Another: “For Afghanistan." – not one peep about the administration and ties to Wall-Street, or pushing taxpayer dollars at Green Businesses that were decidedly a bad risk, yet had contributed to the Obama Campaign. Impeachable, perhaps not, however, the fact that none of those students had a clue about their own government, yet were out there “protesting” and “stumping for Obama” (who benefited from Wall Street during his campaign, with GE’s CEO sitting in the Whitehouse) underscores the fact that the inmates are running the educational asylum - since when did current events become of so little import and the information given to students so detached from reality?

Try 1972 in Philadelphia, where the Teachers Union got its start.

What makes this such an amazing country, is that although, one can look at these two separate entities and others (those protesters without a clue, and a comedienne who would be President of not one, but two countries, in order to fix the financial systems via reeducation camps, the guillotine, and so on, along with the loopy Governor of North Carolina, who”joked” it might be worthwhile to suspend elections (given the fact that should the elections be held, there appears to be a change coming that will not be to any of the above referenced liking. It is the first amendment who allows the difference of option, and these individuals a platform and soapbox upon which to stand. Unfortunately, what is also portends is the beginning of the seeds of anarchy, however, one has to speculate that these types of actions and words, will not be broadly accepted, nor tolerated by the majority.

We, as a great nation, allow the divergent opinions of others to be expressed, and we have the right to refute and ok, laugh a lot, at some of them, feel sad for others, and feel a tad big concerned over anyone who is a public servant expressing a desire to “skip an election”.

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