One of those days…

19 11 2008

Okay, so this post isn’t political in nature whatsoever.  That’s ok though since this blog’s tagline is “Where politics and everyday life come together…”  I have a busy week. Many group projects, presentations, tests, and travelling for the holiday next week.  Today, I discovered, in addition to all of my issues personal and not, that my laptop power cord has a short in it.  So it has to be just right and adjusted so that it will power the laptop.  It’s ridiculous.  This in the same week my dvd-rom drive broke.  Piece of crap.

Okay.  Rant.  Over.


Pit Bull vs. Chihuahua

17 11 2008

Guess who’s not going to roll over and play dead to the Messiah and his administration?

Could it be John “my friends” McCain?


Could it be the Cuda?


That’s what I thought.

Sarah Fights the Smears… the “Jerks!”

9 11 2008

To combat the sleazy stuff coming out of loser staffers from McCain’s sunken Titanic of a campaign, it’s time to throw someone under the bus… Sarah Palin!  They’re just out to save their own butts, and they will try to destroy the political future she has.  Nice try.  Sarah fought back Friday while going back to the office…

Elections: The Day After…

5 11 2008

Well, here we are.  Some may have called Barack Obama’s election inevitable.  After seeing the complete collapse of John McCain’s campaign (with him just not willing to FIGHT as he so put in his convention speech), I almost believe it was just meant to be as well.  Congrats to the winner, Mr. Obama.  You got a ton of people to vote for you, and your campaign was a great one.  You did outspend us 8-1, but hey, what can ya do?

We conservatives are now at a crossroads in America.  We can go to the right, staying true to our conservaive values which Ronald Reagan enstilled within us a generation ago.  Can we return to being that “shining city on a hill?” As Sarah Palin would say, “you betcha!”  We can go to the left, appeasing the liberals more than ever, pandering to their side to win more votes (it ain’t gonna happen).  Or, finally, we can go down the middle – the way we’ve been treading since 2006.  Trying to appeal to the moderates or to independents is exactly why John McCain lost this election.  It simply doesn’t work.

So, I say,  let’s go back to the right.  It’s where we came from.  It worked.  It can work again.  We need true conservative leadership where the ideals of smaller-government, lower taxes, freedom and prosperity for all in an exclusively free-market system, energy independence, and the sancity of human life and marriage must trump everything else. With various states last night voting to ban gay marriage, how can one argue that America is not a center-right country?  It’s not the conservatism that did in the McCain campaign – it’s the lack of it.

This is where Sen. McCain tried but failed during his Titanic of a campign season.  He didn’t stick to these ideals.  Instead, he used “senate speak” to try and appeal to voters.  Did anyone honestly know what “pork barrel spending” was until this election?  I didn’t.  Earmarks, anyone?  *crickets*  Yeah, that’s what I thought.  This is why John McCain lost.  His unwillingness to truly go on the attack to stand up for conservative ideals caused his ship to sink.  Who could have really expected him to use these ideals in the first place?  He’s always been more willing to work with liberal democrats than people in his own party.  This isn’t always a bad thing, but he simply lacks the killer instinct that was needed this time around.  He’s a decent man, but he’s a bit timid and stubborn in my book.

Please, spare me the “Well, if he hadn’t chosen Sarah Palin he would have won” speech.  It ain’t gonna fly.  Not here, not now, never.  Think about it.  If you or anyone you know voted for John McCain, were you really voting FOR John or against Obama?  Were you just voting for Sarah Palin?  Yeah. That’s what I thought.  The GOP got stuck with a moderate that no one in the conservative base cared about.  When McCain picked Palin, I couldn’t have been more enthusiastic about our chances and about voting for the first time in my life in a presidential race.  I voted for Sarah.  It’s true.  Without Sarah, imagine how many more millions of votes would have been lost even just by people “sitting this one out” because they weren’t fired up enough or cared enough to vote.  42 million people watched her convention speech for a reason; nearly 70 million watched her debate for a reason; her SNL appearance was the highest rated in 14 years for a reason – people are fascinsated by her.  People either love her or they hate her.  I love her, as do 56 million other Americans who voted for her last night.  Pretty good for a first-term governor from Alsaska, I’d say.  Imagine if the guy on the top of the ticket were someone more conservative… Hmm… Ah the possibilities.

I want to thank John McCain for introducing America to Sarah Palin.  She got me more fired up about an election than anything else, even sports.  That’s saying alot for good ol’ Sarah.  I hope and pray her future in politics doesn’t limit her to Alaska.  I’d love to see her permeate the national scene, while still remaining that outsider we all fell in love with.  RNC chair?  Maybe.  Cash-generating fundraiser Governor?  Likely.  The white Oprah?  I hope not.  Let’s not allow her have her own lame talk-show on Fox, ala Huckabee.  Spare me.  I bet she runs for re-election in AK in 2010, wins in a landslide fashion, and seriously considers throwing her hat into the presidential pool for 2012. By that time, NO ONE can question her experience.

Sarah might just be one of those fresh conservative leaders like Bobby Jindal or Eric Cantor that will lead this new and improved conservative movement for many years to come.  Only time and specualtion will tell…

Let’s See This Woman In DC for the Next 4 Years, kay?

29 10 2008

Reason #450, 678, 599 why we LOVE Sarah!

Mac Guarantees a Win!

26 10 2008

Seeing John McCain so enthusiastic and hopeful about his and Sarah Palin’s path to victory on Election Night, truly gives me, and hopefully many others, the confidence and peace of mind we need headed into the home stretch of what has seemed to be the longest election cycle EVER.  Period.

Here’s what John said toay to Tom “I’m just a hired help here” Brokaw on Meet the Depressed:

McCain guarantees victory

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he can “guarantee” a win on Nov. 4 in a squeaker victory that won’t be clear until late that night.

McCain spoke amid signs of a tightening race, and reports of renewed determination among his staff, which is badly outgunned in both money and manpower.

“I guarantee you that two weeks from now, you will see this has been a very close race, and I believe that I’m going to win it,” McCain told interim “Meet” moderator Tom Brokaw. “We’re going to do well in this campaign, my friend. We’re going to win it, and it’s going to be tight, and we’re going to be up late.”

McCain was down just 5 points in the Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released Sunday, with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) leading by 49 percent to 44 percent among likely  voters in the daily tracking poll, which has a margin of error of 2.9 points.

Reuters reported that Obama’s lead has dropped over the last three days after hitting a high of 12 points on Thursday. Pollster John Zogby said: “Things are trending back for McCain. His numbers are rising and Obama’s are dropping on a daily basis. There seems to be a direct correlation between this and McCain talking about the economy.”

The Washington Post reported Sunday: “[I]nside the McCain campaign the mood remains one of gritty resolve. Top aides know they are behind, but they hold out hope and, like their candidate, stubbornly refuse to give up.”

McCain told Brokaw in Waterloo, Iowa, that he feels “like Knute Rockne … go out there and get one for the Gipper.”

“We are very competitive in battleground states,” McCain said. “Obviously, I choose to trust my senses as well as polls. The enthusiasm at almost all of our [events] is at a higher level than I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been in a lot of presidential campaigns, usually as the warm-up act. … And I see intensity out there, and I see passion. So we’re very competitive.”

McCain added: “We’re going to have to just get out our vote, work hard over the next nine days, and make sure that people know that there’ll be a better future. People are very worried now — very, very worried, and have every reason to be. I think it’s all about who can assure a better future.”

On the endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, McCain said: “I’m disappointed in Gen. Powell, but I’m very, very happy to know that [I’m endorsed by] five former secretaries of states who I admire enormously.”

McCain defended Republican National Committee clothing purchases on behalf of his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Politico revealed during the past week that the RNC spent $150,000 on designer outfits at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue for the vice presidential nominee and members of her family.

“She lives a frugal life,” he said. “She and her family are not wealthy. She and her family were thrust into this and there was some — and some third of that money is given back. The rest will be donated to charity. … She is a role model to millions and millions and millions of Americans.”

McCain appeared in a gracious mood, saying to Brokaw at the end: “I appreciate your many years of informing the American people. You’ve come a long way from South Dakota, but you have never forgotten where you come from.”

Sarah Drops the Puck in St. Louis!

24 10 2008

Is that a whole buncha cheers I hear??  YOU BETCHA!  MO for McCain!!!!!  Thank you, Sarah!