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Joe “Court Jester” Biden is at it Again – Ladies, Get A Shotgun

Posted by Yorkshire on 2013/02/26

Joe’s at it again. His job as Court Jester is sealed bythis video where he advises Women to get a 12 Ga. Double-Barrel Shotgun for protection. The Jester’s advise is two shots anywherewill scare a bad guy away. Watch this:

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Vote Fraud Shenanigans Already?

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/06

We’ve just begun the longest day of 2012, Election Day, and we’ve already been delivered the first signs of Democrat life: vote fraud allegations.

From Nevada, a Union knowingly registering illegals and then threatening them to force them to illegally vote.

ALIPAC, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, based in Raleigh, N.C., sent the Nevada secretary of state an email outlining its intention.

“We want to stop the felonious thefts of American elections,” says William Gheen, ALIPAC’s president.

Gheen points to a commentary published in Sunday’s Las Vegas Review Journal. In it, editorial writer Glenn Cook accuses the Culinary Union 226 of knowingly registering illegal immigrants and then pressured them to vote.

Cook quotes an unidentified illegal immigrant who is on the Clark County voter rolls. The person claims a union representative told them they were “in so much trouble” for refusing to vote.

From Oregon, apparently an election worker completed a few incomplete ballots, by helping those incomplete ballots vote Republican.

Fox 12 in Oregon reports that Deanna Swenson, who was working part-time in Clackamas County, allegedly voted for Republican candidates on two ballots where voters had left sections blank. County commissioners reportedly claimed they saw her fill in the blanks on Oct. 31.

Oregon is the only state in the nation that does its elections entirely by mail. No possibility for fraud there, right? In fact, that system is a fertile feeding ground for anyone wanting to commit mass vote fraud.

From Pennsylvania, Democrat election officials boot out Republican election officials in Democrat fraud and intimidation heavy Philadelphia. A judge orders the Republicans’ reinstatement.

A Pennsylvania judge is issuing an order to reinstate Republican election officials across Philadelphia who allegedly were ejected or refused entry by on-site Democratic voting chief judges, GOP officials tell Fox News.

One Republican official claimed that “just under 70″ Republican election officials were blocked from Philadelphia polling sites Tuesday morning by Democrats on site. One of them, the official claimed, “was shoved out of the polling place.”

“For this many inspectors to be ejected from polling places is rare, even for Philadelphia,” the official told FoxNews.com

More Pennsylvania news that needs to be seen and actively corrected. From the Fox News.com front page (which is, obviously, constantly changing):

Public school indoctrination and vote law violation

Look at a major part of the reason public schools are failing. They’re too busy trying to indoctrinate your children into being mind-numbed radical Leftist automatons. But aside from that, it is illegal to promote a candidate or ballot measure within a specific distance of the polling place itself. And this mural pushing Obama is inside the polling place itself. Note the voting machine set up right beside the Obama face and quote. Update: A judge ordered the Election Law violating mural covered, and the Democrat election officials did a urine-poor job of it.

From Michigan, illegal electioneering, assault of a citizen, assault of a police officer.

REPORT: A woman in a Detroit polling location was aggressively campaigning for Obama. A female voter in line objected. The Obama supporter punched the woman in the face.

Police came to arrest her and she smacked the cop.

Developing…

From New York (via Nice Deb): A New York City poll worker tries to force a voter to fill in every blank on the ballot, straight-line Democrat all the way, and declares the ballot would be rejected if any of the lines were left blank. The Republican US Senate candidate strongly obects. Republican US Senate candidate Wendy Long’s letter:

“This morning when I went to vote, a poll worker who was at the scanner, studied my private ballot and proceeded to tell me that it was rejected because I did not ‘fill in every space.’ She then proceeded to indicate that I should mark the Democratic line all the way down.

The poll worker said, ‘you have to fill in all of THESE, all the way down,” indicating the whole line at the far left of the ballot, saying ‘you can’t leave any blank.’”

I said, “I’m sorry, but that just can’t be the case …. that would force me to vote for people I don’t want to vote for.” She insisted again, that every office had to be filled out or the ballot would be rejected. And I said again “I don’t want to vote for those people!”

I protested again and said that I wanted to feed my ballot into the scanner as I had filled it out. She eventually relented saying ‘well you can TRY it’ — meaning she would allow me to put it in the scanner.

It obviously worked.

I had just remarked to all the poll workers, before I filled in my ballot, that we were all very fortunate to have heat and water and electricity.

It is heartbreaking, especially in these trying times for New York City with thousands of voters displaced from their homes and their polling locations, that poll workers would behave in this way, and through intent or ignorance, work to distort the outcome of an election and violate an individual’s right to vote for whomever he or she chooses.

I urge all voters to know your rights when you vote.

You can ask for help in how to operate the scanner, but your ballot is private and cannot and should not be inspected.

You do not have to vote in every office, or fill in every oval. Vote only for the candidates whom YOU want to vote for.

Finally, question authority – poll workers are there to help you to vote, not to tell you how vote. If one crosses the line, contact the Attorney General’s Office or your local Board of Elections.”

In North Carolina, electioneering by a Democrat election official?

Sharpe said he watched as the worker showed the woman where the Obama button was – along with all the other Democrats on the ticket.

“She was pushing the buttons he told her to push,” Sharpe said. “This is pretty shady.”

When it was his turn to vote, the poll worker did the same thing, he said.

“I went up there to vote and he came over and set up the machine for me,” Sharpe said. “He said, ‘If you want to vote straight Democratic ticket mash this button.’”

In Virginia, vote fraud? Former National Republican Congressional Committee Digital Director tries to vote in person in Alexandria and is informed he’d already voted.

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Schadenfreudig!

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/10/20

To borrow from a fast food restaurant chain, who borrowed it from American culture: I’m lovin’ it!!! Gimme more, gimme more, gimme more!!! And, pass the popcorn (coconut oil and extra butter, please)

What’s money got to do with it?

Why, everything, of course.

Let’s throw out some seemingly random points.

Barack Obama’s reelection campaign claimed at one point (was it before or after he was innaugurated?) that they would spend ONE BILLION DOLLARS (pinky stuck to the corner of their mouth, no doubt) on this reelection campaign. Even with turning off the online security that would’ve prevented fraudulent over-seas contributions and other fraudulent contributions and other election law violations, the Obama campaign is coming up waaaaaay short of that ONE BILLION DOLLARS (muhahaha) goal. Oops.

Barack Obama told the DNC and all other Democrat candidates “you’re on your own; I won’t be giving you any money”. Sucks to be them.

Barack Obama, in his original run for President, told the Unions he’d put on his comfortable shoes and be front and center in their lines, right there with them, as they pushed for whatever they were pushing for. (What do they push for, other than theft of private citizens’ property?)


 
So, what happened in Wisconsin when the Unions needed Obama to keep his promise? Wisconsin Unions found out they were in Flyover Country! As Obama flew over Wisconsin while visiting all the states that shared borders with Wisconsin. Obama didn’t have time for them because he was working to get himself reelected (years in advance).

And the Unions screamed in torture that the DNC and Obama weren’t ponying up the money they needed to achieve their goal.

Oh, by the way, the Unions were spending tens of millions of dollars to lose at the voting booth, all the while their forced Union dues were drying up. One of the biggest Public Employee Unions in Wisconsin lost over half of its dues-paying members in under a year, all the while, the Union was spending like gangbusters on politics.


 

Obama didn’t put on his comfortable shoes and walk the picket like he promised he would. Quelle dommage! Quel suprise! Obama broke a promise! A promise made to get himself elected! Because he was too busy trying to get money to get reelected to help someone not named Barack Obama. And he isn’t getting his ONE BILLION DOLLARS (muhahaha), despite his aiding and abetting fraud and felonies.

I, for one, was loudly cheering on the Unions. I strongly encouraged them to spend all the money they could, and then to spend more. For a very simple reason.

Moving on, the DNC has decided to thank the Charlotte DNC Committee for the free lunch. That’s right. The national Democrat party has stiffed the committee that organized and ran the Democrat National Convention. “Thank you for putting on this extravagant gala. No, we won’t be giving you any money.” It turns out the Charlotte DNC Committee has run 12.5 MILLION DOLLARS short in paying its bills to run a gala for Barack Obama and the National Democrats. And Obama and the National Democrats aren’t about to help the Charlotte DNC Committee in its shortfall. And the Charlotte DNC Committee is depending on future donations to pay off that 12.5 MILLION DOLLAR debt. “Hey, buddy, do you want to chip in to pay for an event that has already happened, to support a candidate and cause that lost? We could really use your money, or businesses could go bankrupt and people could lose their jobs because we can’t pay them.” That’s not going to sell.

Oh, by the way, the Unions (who support Democrats 99 percent of the time and with 99 percent of their dollars) were busy boycotting the Convention because it took place in a Right To Work state!

And now we have news about the terrible financial state of the DNC (who refused to help defray the costs of their own convention). From The Other McCain:

RNC Trounces DNC in Fundraising as Democrat Party Goes Bankrupt

[Link to site that I don't link to] The official Federal Election Committee reports for September are out [end link to site that I don't link to], and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s DNC is a complete wreck. The Democrats ended September with cash on hand of $4.6 million, compared to the Republican National Committee’s $82.6 million.

That’s nearly an 18-to-1 cash advantage for Republicans.

Worse still for the DNC, they had to take out loans to pay the bills so that they owed $20.5 million at the end of September, meaning that that (subtracting cash on hand from total debt) they were $15.9 million in the red — essentially bankrupt. Wasserman-Schultz’s committee only raised $3.7 million in September; at that pace, it would take them more than four months to clear their debt, even if they didn’t spend another dime in the meantime.

So, let’s recap.

Barack Obama, who told all the other Democrats “you’ll get no money from me”, cannot get to his ONE BILLION DOLLARS (muhahaha) goal, and is losing in the polls and is losing in the Electoral College and is being rolled over by the political tide (Roll, Tide!).

The DNC, who refused to “pay their fair share” of the costs to bring you the DNC Convention and all its lies and pandering (not to mention the complete face plant with all those anti-Israel and anti-Providence boisterous boos), is 20 MILLION DOLLARS in debt and has 1/18 (one eighteenth) the cash on hand as the RNC.

The Charlotte DNC Committee is 12.5 MILLION DOLLARS in debt and cannot get any money from higher up, and is depending on people to contribute money for an event that already took place.

The Unions have spent tens of millions of dollars they couldn’t afford, only to lose the elections they had to win in order to zombify their dead Union Dues — to — Democrat Election machine. All the while, watching their Union Dues dry up as newly liberated people used their liberation to extricate themselves from the Union leeches.

In short, all those whose goals would necessarily impoverish America are, themselves, becoming impoverished. Their money-making outlets are drying up. They’re going deep into debt, spending their future election money today. They’re losing their enslaved contributors. And they’re losing the elections. All the while, they’re refusing to support one another, as they each look out for their own selves. Which is typical of the sort of mindset that is necessary to be part and parcel of any of their various sub-groups. And the outyears will find them needing to cover costs for previous losing campaigns with their greatly reduced future money, leaving them less able in the future to spend the big bucks.

All the better for Conservatives. All the better for the poor. All the better for the middle class. All the better for small businesses. All the better for America!!!

Schadenfreudig!

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Five Truths Found On Facebook

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/10/09

From Our Country Deserves Better PAC:

It has been proven for over 400 years, in places like the old Soviet Union, China, Cuba, North Korea, Greece, and the Massachusetts Bay Colony that the above Socialist program leads to impoverishment and death by starvation. The Massachusetts Bay Colony tried the “spread the wealth around” idea and half its population died due to starvation. When they switched to “you keep what you make”, the colony grew greatly in wealth, becoming a net exporter of food. And did so in extremely short order.

So, you can choose the “death by starvation” route Obama and the Liberals (and Big Government Republicans) push — OR — you can choose the “keep what you make” route that has proven to lead the most people out of poverty and into wealth in the history of the world, the route our Founders and Framers set us on, the route the TEA Party Conservatives want us to return to.

The choice has never been so obvious, so stark, so cataclysmicly important as this election cycle. The future of America and the world really does depend on this election. The future of freedom, liberty, prosperity is riding in the balance. Freedom? Or death by starvation and permanent subservience to Big Brother/Nanny State?

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We All Belong To The Government

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/09/04

HT Hot Air commenter lorien1973.

The Democrat Party let their Freudian Slip show for all the world to see. In their minds, “You are belong to us.”

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House To Vote On ObamaCare Repeal Tomorrow

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/07/10

The first vote to repeal ObamaCare since the outrageous Supreme Court ruling upholding it on “taxing non-activity” grounds is scheduled for the US House of Representatives tomorrow. With the majority of voters still in favor of full repeal, rumor has it some Democrats will cross the line and vote with the Republicans to repeal the monstrosity. (HT Hot Air Headlines) What will the US Senate do? The same thing it does with a great many House-passed Bills: refuse to bring it up for a vote, because doing so will only serve to hurt Democrat election chances. Just remember, every Democrat in the Senate at the time ObamaCare came up for a vote the first time around voted in favor of ObamaCare.

I intend to update my ObamaCare Roll Call page with tomorrow’s Roll call. (And I hope that I actually do update it. heh)

It is rare that an action which took place three years prior to an election has such a heavy impact on that election due to the “short attention span” of the American electorate, but these are unique times. Democrats will lose their election bids as a direct result of ObamaCare and the majority desire for its repeal. And the fact that the destructiveness of ObamaCare has remained in the spotlight ever since its anti-American start.

Stay tuned.

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July 4th, 1776 – The Declaration of Independence (Which has turned into the Sheep of Dependency)

Posted by Yorkshire on 2012/07/03

Declaration of Independence

(Here is the complete text of the Declaration of Independence. Written 236 years ago and is still relevent today. This document represents a primary resource in understanding the history of America. The original spelling and capitalization have been retained.)

(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)

The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

UPDATE (John Hitchcock): An online link to the US Declaration of Independence, along with the list of signers and brief biographies on each, can be found in the left-hand sidebar. An online link to the US Constitution, annotated, and with the list of original signers, can also be found in the left-hand sidebar.

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In their own words

Posted by Dana Pico on 2012/06/14

Former President Clinton said, in 2010:

The Democrats are saying something like this: ‘We found a big hole that we did not dig. We didn’t get it filled in 21 months, but at least we quit digging. Give us two more years. If it doesn’t work, vote us out.’

Yes, sir, Mr Clinton, just as you said! :)

Hat tip to Karen for the ad.

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BO To WW2 Vets of D-Day – I’d Rather Go Fundraising And You Don’t Have Enough Money

Posted by Yorkshire on 2012/06/06

I guess the WW2 Vets don’t have enough money for BO to hit them up for Donations, so screw them. He’d rather go for the real money. History, oh, he’s out to erase it.

Obama Not Scheduled to Commemorate D-Day
by Keith Koffler on June 6, 2012, 10:10 am

It’s D-Day and President Obama is hitting the beaches – of sunny California!
Instead of scheduling a brief event to mark the 68th anniversary of America’s brutal landing on the shores of Normandy, Obama is already on his way to San Francisco, where he will hold two fundraisers before moving on to Beverly Hills to stage two more.

Obama failed to mark D-Day with either a speech or a written proclamation both last year or the year before. He did give a speech in 2009, the 65th anniversary of the event.

First Lady Michelle Obama, who has made much of her “Joining Forces” campaign to support military families, also has nothing planned for D-Day. She’ll be in New York City for a fundraiser and then in Philadelphia to meet with campaign volunteers.

More Here:

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/06/06/obama-scheduled-commemorate-dday/

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Wisconsin Governor Recall Elections Today

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/06/05

Governor Scott Walker faced his Recall Election today. The polls closed at 8pm local time, and the results are starting to trickle in.

As of 8:18pm local time, with 1 percent of the precincts reporting, Republican Scott Walker leads Democrat Tom Barret 62 to 37 percent.

As of 8:24pm local time, with 133 of 3424 precincts reporting, Walker leads Barret 57 to 42. Walker leads by 14,500 votes.

Stories abound about 90 plus percent turnout in some precincts, virtually unheard of in US elections as far too many people are “not into politics”.

As of 8:30pm local time, with 254 of 3424 precincts reporting, Walker leads 58 to 41. Walker leads by 27,500 votes.

After Democrat and Union spending in the ballpark of 50 million dollars since Walker got elected, it all comes down to this vote. And Debbie Wasserman Schultz has already declared this election has no national impact. Quite the spin for an election that hadn’t happened yet when she made the statement.

As of 8:36pm local time, with 392 of 3424 precincts reporting, Walker leads 61 to 39, with an over 48,000 vote lead.

As of 8:42pm local time, with 566 of 3424 precincts reporting, Walker maintains his 61 to 39 lead, expanding his vote lead to 75,000.

As of 8:45pm local time, with 635 precincts reporting, Walker continues to lead by 61 to 39. His total vote lead has expanded to nearly 84,000.

Scott Walker and Tom Barrett faced off in 2010, with Walker obviously winning. To compare the county-by-county votes of this election with the 2010 TEAnami election, examine CNN’s county results for that election and the above link of today’s election.

UPDATE 8:55PM LOCAL TIME, FOX BUSINESS HAS CALLED THE ELECTION FOR SCOTT WALKER.

As of 8:52pm local time, with 831 of 3424 precincts reporting, Walker leads Barrett 61 to 38. Walker has a 112,000 vote lead. (I know my running vote totals has a time previous to the FOX Business declaration, but my source hasn’t updated to a later total yet.)

As of 8:58pm local time, with 945 precincts reporting, Walker leads Barrett 60 to 40. Walker leads by 114,000 votes.

As of 9:01pm local time, with 1029 of 3424 precincts reporting, Walker is maintaining his 60-40 lead. Walker has a 123,600 vote lead. In 2010, Walker beat Barrett by single digits. When the TEAnami was overwhelming Democrats nationwide. With this total to this point, it appears Walker will, indeed, get a double-digit win. Of course, that will not stop the crazed lunatics from calling him “Dictator Walker”. Because those crazed lunatics cannot, at all, face reality.

UPDATE 9:07PM LOCAL TIME, THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL HAS CALLED IT FOR WALKER.
With 1186 of 3424 precincts reporting, Walker leads 59 to 40, with a 142,000 vote lead. No wonder the National Democrats suddenly switched from calling the Wisconsin recall “what happens to people who stand up to Unions” to “this doesn’t mean anything”.

As of 9:19pm local time, with 1555 of 3424 precincts reporting, Walker leads 58 to 41, with a 165,000 vote lead.

In 2007 or 2008, Baraka Obama told the Unions he’d put on his comfortable shoes and walk with them. For this recall, Obama has been very visible by his total blackout of Wisconsin — where the biggest fight was made.

It is also important to note that Lt Gov Kleefisch (R) (pronounced CLAY fish) also prevailed in her recall election. In Wisconsin, Governors and Lt Governors run for regular elections as a ticket. If you vote for the Governor, you also vote for the Lt Governor. But in Recall Elections, they run on their own. So the Republican woman Lt Governor had to run on her own. And, just like the Republican Governor, she is beating the victory percentages and victory numbers she had in 2010 — when people weren’t voting for her but for the top of the ticket. And the Wisconsin Senate Leader, facing recall, has also won.

50 million Union dollars down the toilet, at the same time that Wisconsin Public Employee Unions are shedding huge numbers of members and Union dues.

As of 9:31pm local time, with 1889 of 3424 precincts reporting, Republican Governor Walker leads 58 to 41 with a 194,000 vote lead.

Republicans had 4 Senators facing recall. All 4 Senators had to survive recall for Republicans to maintain control of the Senate. All 4 Republican Senators facing recall are winning. The Lt Governor has won. The Governor has won by a mandate-level margin. And Unions threw tens of millions of dollars down the toilet.

As of 9:37pm local time, with 2057 of 3424 precincts reporting (60 percent), Walker leads 57 to 42, with a 196,000 vote lead. Of all the counties in Wisconsin, only 7 are currently majority Democrat. The rest are majority Republican. But that will change. Milwaukee County, currentlhy majority Republican (!!) will change to majority Democrat once all the votes are counted. But the County map of the state that is the “birthplace of American Progressivism” is painted remarkably Republican.

As of 9:46pm local time, with 2195 of 3424 precincts reporting (64 percent), Walker leads 58 to 41, with a 229,000 vote lead. The Democrat Barrett still only leads in 7 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Will that stop the radical Leftist hyper-partisan fools from calling him a “Dictator”, with such an overwhelming support level from the people of Wisconsin? Not on your life! They will continue to maliciously and hatefully call Governor Walker a “dictator”, despite all the facts. Because they have absolutely no desire to bridge any gaps, but to build them and to lie about people they hate — namely Conservatives who actually keep their promises.

As of 9:55pm local time, with 2391 precincts reporting, Walker is maintaining a 15 point lead, with a 230,000 vote lead. Milwaukee County has switched to Democrat as expected, making 8 out of 72 counties voting majority Democrat.

As of 10:16pm local time, with 2713 of 3424 precincts reporting, Walker leads 55 to 44, holding a 205,000 vote lead. 63 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties maintain a majority Republican vote count. Unions and Wisconsin Democrats are mad at Baraka Obama for breaking his promise to stand with Unions. Baraka Obama spent time in multiple states contiguous to Wisconsin in his money-grubbing campaign for re-election, but studiously avoided stepping foot in Wisconsin.

As of 10:34pm local time, with 2892 of 3424 precincts reporting, Governor Walker leads 54 to 45, with a 187,000 vote lead, what FOX Business called “about double” the victory margin of Walker’s 2010 election margin — which took place in the 2010 TEAnami.

Let’s look at some of the Wisconsin counties and their totals. Note: the 2012 recall totals are incomplete, whereas the 2010 TEAnami vote totals are (obviously) complete.

Walker’s vote margin 2010 compared to 2012, and his vote totals 2010 compared to 2012 (incomplete):
Adams County: 52-46/55-44 (100 percent), 3748/4497
Ashland County: 37-62 (Walker lost the county)/38-61 (100 percent), 2205/2595
Barron County: 55-43/59-40 (100 percent), 8486/10420
Bayfield County: 41-58/40-60 (100 percent), 2961/3269 (Note: Walker lost Bayfield by a larger margin in 2012 than 2010 but got more than 10 percent more votes. This shows how much more involved the voters were this year than in the very involved TEAnami of 2010.)
Brown County: 56-43/60-40 (99 percent), 49567/60804

Just looking at the first 5 counties (alphabetically), Walker has improved his vote percentage in 4 of the 5 counties while improving his vote totals in all 5 counties. And the total votes in all 5 counties are higher than the 2010 TEAnami when the sleeping giant had awoken.

Remember, Baraka Obama won Wisconsin by 14 points in 2008. Walker, the near polar opposite of Obama, won Wisconsin in 2010 and won Wisconsin by an even larger margin in 2012. But the Democrat Party is trying to claim that major switch in voting means nothing.

As of 11:14pm local time, with 3181 of 3424 precincts reporting, Governor Walker has a 54 to 45 lead (larger than his 2010 margin), with a 192,000 vote margin.

Special elections almost always have lower turnout than regular elections. But the Wisconsin Recall Election, a special election, had an even larger turnout than the massive TEAnami election year of 2010, Wisconsin’s regular Gubernatorial election. Of the last 4 Governors facing a recall, only Republican Governor Scott Walker won and survived recall. And that’s not even pointing to the fact that Governor Walker won by a larger margin and with more absolute votes than his regular election.

It is also true that smaller voter turnouts historically favor Republicans, the reason being a smaller turnout means fewer voters who “don’t get into politics” are voting. This time around, an even larger turnout than normal meant an even larger Republican victory in the state known as the “birthplace of US Progressivism” because even more people have actually “gotten into politics”.

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The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/17

The 36-year Indiana US Senator who hasn’t lived in Indiana in 36 years lost to a Conservative grass-roots supported challenger.
The Establishment candidate in the Cornhusker State lost to a TEA Party supported challenger.
Orrin Hatch, the lifetime member of the US Senate out of Utah, could not garner enough Establishment support in the Caucus to defeat his grass-roots Conservative opponent and must now face that opponent in a grass-roots Primary.
After spending tens of millions of dollars per year for each of 2010, 2011, 2012, the Democrat-loved Socialist Union thug campaign up in Wisconsin is headed for another resouding defeat, wiping out multiple tens of millions of dollars they could have had available to fight in other, more winnable, places.
Ted Cruz is looking like he’ll defeat his Establishment opponent (who’s busily lying about Ted Cruz’s record).

The US Senate will, without doubt, be far more Republican than it now is.
The Republican wing of the US Senate will, without doubt, be far more Conservative than it now is.
The Republican wing of the US House will, without doubt, be more Conservative than it now is.

Democrats and Ruling Class Republicans alike (sorry for that redundancy, folks) will be crying in their beers (and forsaking their Ted Kennedy waitress sandwiches) come the day after the November elections.

But for the US overall, The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades.

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Big Brass Ones

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/04/24

Rock and Roll bands have occasionally acquired added musical support for their “one drum and three guitars” music. Sometimes, the rock bands consist of one drum, two guitars and a keyboard. But they all invariably employ outside help for certain songs and certain sounds. Kool & the Gang employed a very large (for a rock band) brass section, but that brass section was not extra help. It was integral to Kool & the Gang’s sound. Without the alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, Kool & the Gang would not have their signature sound. That, and the peppy, up-beat sound made Kool & the Gang extraordinarily successful. And it gave them reason to celebrate.

And I have no doubt that song was played in November, 2010, as the TEA Party crushed the Marxist, Maoist Democrat agenda in epic fashion. More House seats switched sides in 2010 than had switched sides since the Great Depression, clearly outdistancing the 1994 Republican Tsunami, itself a strong reaction against radical Leftism in its own right. But that’s not where 2010 ended. Many Democrat-held Governorships were swept under by the breaking TEA Party wave, such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and most notably Wisconsin, the birthplace of “Progressivism” (read Socialism).

Again, that’s not where the TEAnami ended. A lot of people in the Socialist Democrat camp and in the Ruling Class Republican camp point to Nevada, Delaware, and Alaska in their mockery of the TEA Party, but they do so because they don’t want people to see Wisconsin’s ouster of a long-term radical Leftist Senator or Utah’s ouster of a mush-mouth Republican or the addition of a Republican in the Illinois US Senate seat previously besmirched by Barack Obama’s, umm, personality. They don’t want any attention focused on the fact over 200 Democrat-held seats in the New Hampshire Legislature switched hands into Republican seats. They don’t want anyone to notice that, for the first time since Reconstruction (or the first time in 170 years, which is longer), Democrats are no longer the majority Party in some southern Legislatures. They don’t want anyone to note that over 700 Democrat-held seats became Republican-held seats and primarily because of Obama-Reid-Pelosi and the TEA Party.

Enter 2012. The Ruling Class Republicans have forced the mush-mouth, three sides to every issue, dishonest Mitt Romney on us. They think they’ve won. But they have two very serious battles on their hands. Orrin Hatch did not survive the Utah Caucus and must face a Conservative challenger in a Primary run-off. The absolute squish Dick Lugar of Indiana (who hasn’t lived in Indiana in over 30 years) has been called out on his lie-filled attacks against his challenger Mourdock by none other than a very well-known and very oft-cited Leftist fact-checker. From the esteemed Cornell Law School professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection:

Lugar now is in the political fight of his life against Richard Mourdock. Lugar is fighting back, as I pointed out previously, with blatantly false accusations calling Mourdock a tax cheat, and absurd race-card plays.

Now even FactCheck.org is calling Lugar out on the numerous lies being spread by Lugar’s campaign and SuperPAC[.]

Barney Frank (D – MA, retiring) has publically declared Democrats should not have pushed forward with ObamaCare. While he’s absolutely right about that, he gets all the reasons wrong. But he’s not the only Democrat — outgoing or not — that has declared all or part of ObamaCare to have been the wrong decision to make. A perusal of the above links will show outgoing and one-term Senator Jim Webb (D – VA) agrees, as do multiple Leftists in the media. Again, they arrive at the truth by way of absolutely failed logic, but they do admit the truth: ObamaCare was a wrong thing to pass. And it might not survive, any part of it, the Supreme Court challenge. So the first 2 years in total power down the drain. And a major reason for the 2010 TEAnami.

Will 2012 produce the same TEAnami effects as 2010? Absolutely not. And Ruling Class Republicans and the mainstream media (read Democrats) will proclaim the lack of such a TEAnami to be proof the TEA Party has lost its influence. It will be a lie. If, in the elections this year, the current status is maintained, it will provide a new “normal” in the political world. The TEA Party influence in the US political world will have been quantified and standardized. Meaning the TEA Party is maintaining its influence, however less publicly and less vocally.

But I don’t expect status quo. I expect even more Governors’ mansions will be Republican-occupied as a result of the 2012 elections than now. I expect more State Legislatures will change hands from Democrat to Republican. I expect the US Senate to go decidedly Republican.

When then-Governor Joe Manchin (D – WV), a well-liked politician as evidenced by his sky-high approval ratings ran for special election for Robert Byrd’s seat– What? Oh, that’s right. Sorry about that. Ladies and gentlemen, Senator Brown (R – MA) reminds me it’s The People’s Seat and not Robert Byrd’s seat. When then-Governor Manchin ran for special election to the US Senate after the previous Senator went on to his Eternal Reward (or punishment), he found himself in an unexpectedly tight race as a Republican businessman with far lower name recognition took him to the mat by tying him to ObamaCare. And Senator Joe Manchin (D – WV) has publicly declared he doesn’t know if he’ll vote for Obama this year or no. ABC writer Matthew Larotonda quotes Obama bigshot David Axelrod’s statements on CNN declaring Joe Manchin made a self-survival political decision by publicly being unsure of his vote for President.

One of the Obama campaign’s top men says Sen. Joe Manchin’s recent statements of indecision over whether to support the president in November was for his own political gain.

On CNN today, David Axelrod suggested the West Virginia Democrat made the statements as a security measure while he seeks reelection this fall.

“I think he was very candid there,” Axelrod said. “His concern is about his own political well-being.”

Any Democrat politician who has less than a 5 percent lead will be running away from Obama, for “his own political well-being”. Any Democrat politician who trails the Republican will be running away from Obama, for “his own political well-being.” That’s a given. Obama is absolutely caustic to the re-election hopes of incumbent Democrats and the election hopes of Democrats hoping to unseat Republicans. Toxic.

It is said winners of the Presidential Election have coat-tails. Candidates down-ticket win elections they wouldn’t have due to the person on the top of the ticket. The reverse is also true. And the reverse is a whirlpool. Obama is at the center of history’s arguably most powerful whirlpool in the Free World. Successfully tie a down-ticket Democrat to Obama and that down-ticket Democrat loses his or her election bid. And the TEA Party is busily tying a great many Democrat politicians to the Obama whirlpool. To the dismay of those Democrat politicians. And to the benefit of the country as a whole.

Maintaining the status quo in the various State Governments will validate the TEA Party gains of 2010. Maintaining the status quo, or very nearly so, in the US House of Representatives will validate the TEA Party gains of 2010. But I don’t expect the status quo to be merely maintained. I expect further Conservative and Republican (not at all the same thing) gains in the various State Governments, further gains in the US House. I also expect the Republicans to very clearly become the Majority Party in the US Senate. But not only that. I expect the Republican Majority in the US Senate to be clearly more Conservative than the current Republican Minority. Because of the pull of the TEA Party movement and the aversion to the Socialism brought on by Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Frank, et al.

UPDATE
Professor Jacobson of Legal Insurrection has linked to this article as the finale to his Pennsylvania Primary article. Now you have to watch the bilingual Kool & the Gang music video!

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A political cartoon from The Miami Herald

Posted by Dana Pico on 2012/02/19

One of my high school classmates, who is a die-hard Democrat, recently posted this cartoon from the Miami Herald on his Facebook page:

Well, reading the sign held up by the Jackass, I have to wonder: why, when the Democrats held large majorities in both Houses of Congress, including a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, didn’t they actually do any of that? The real reason, of course, is that it’s all a lie: those are the things the Democrats campaign on doing, but, once in office, they never actually try to do them. A shorter term for it would be populism.

Cut spending, the first item on the list? In FY2007, the last year that the Republicans controlled the Congress, total federal outlays were 19.7% of GDP, which was way too high, and produced a $160.7 billion deficit. Since the Democrats won control of the Congress, total federal outlays have shot up, to 20.8% of GDP in FY2008, when George Bush was still our President, to over 24% every single year since Barack Obama was inaugurated. President Obama’s proposed budget calls for total spending of 23.3% for FY2013 and in the mid 22% range for as far into the future as he can project, including years in which he projects steady economic growth and that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be only memories.¹

Even the last item, the one the Democrats like so much, Raise Taxes for the Super Rich, the Democrats could have done, in 2009 and 2010, when they had solid majorities, but they didn’t even try! The 2001/2003 tax cuts were scheduled to expire at the end of 2010, yet the Democrats who controlled the eleventy-first Congress never even brought a bill to retain those cuts for everyone below $250,000, and let them expire for above that income — one of Mr Obama’s 2008 campaign promises — until after the 2010 elections, after they had already lost. Warren Buffett, the billionaire who says that we should raise taxes on the rich, runs a corporation, Berkshire-Hathaway, which owes the IRS a billion dollars in back taxes, dating from 2002, because he’s nothing but a hypocrite.

Cut small business taxes? The President’s FY2013 budget proposal calls for increasing taxes on above $250,000 earners, but 2/3 of those filers are actually unincorporated small businesses! The Democrats say that they want to cut taxes for small businesses, but actually propose increases on taxes which impact small businesses, and then let companies like Berkshire-Hathaway, run by an Obama supporter, withhold their legally-owed taxes for years and years.

Cut corporate welfare and big business subsidies? Most people have heard of Solyndra, because it failed so badly after Obama Administration porkulus plan loan guarantees, but it turned out that there were 11 other solar-energy firms which did the same damned thing, all failing, because the Democrats weren’t ending corporate welfare or business subsidies, but simply moved the subsidies to companies which they favored.

The people for whom good, rank-and-file working class Democrats have been voting for all of these years have been lying to them, lying to them all along. They say the things their voters want to hear, and then once they have their votes in their pockets, don’t do any of the things their constituents voted for them to do.

This is the part that Republicans just don’t understand. The Democrats treat their supporters like absolute idiots, lying to them continually, and yet their supporters keep supporting them! Republicans lied to their supporters, too, about cutting spending, but that resulted in the abandonment of the Republicans in the 2006 elections, and the rise of the TEA Party faction in 2010, something the Republican leadership never anticipated, and some Republican officeholders discovered wasn’t to their liking in the 2010 primary elections.

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¹ – All figures in this paragraph are from the President’s proposed FY2013 budget, from Table 1.1—Summary of Receipts, Outlays, and Surpluses or Deficits (-): 1789–2017 and Table 1.2—Summary of Receipts, Outlays, and Surpluses or Deficits (-) as Percentages of GDP: 1930–2017.
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Cross-posted on The First Street Journal

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1,000 Days

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/01/02

We are fast approaching the inglorious 1,000 day mark. No actual attempts by the Democrat-controlled Senate to write a Federal Budget for nearly 1,000 days. This despite the Constitutional imperative and the Federal Law requiring such.

In the run-up to the 2008 elections, Nancy Pelosi’s Democrat-controlled House and Harry Reid’s Democrat-controlled Senate refused to send a budget to Republican President George W Bush, waiting instead until Democrat Barack Obama was inaugurated. They then produced the most deficit-ridden, spend-happy budget in the history of the US. But since that April 2009 Budget — which was supposed to have been done before November 2008 — the Democrats have steadfastly refused to attempt to create a Budget.

As 2009 came to a close, there was no new Budget even proposed for upcoming 2010 from either of the Democrat-held Houses of Congress, and as 2010 came to a close, there was again no new Budget even proposed for upcoming 2011 from either of the Democrat-held Houses of Congress. The reason for their reluctance to do their Constitutional duty and their reluctance to obey Federal Law is very straight-forward: The Democrats feared if they produced a Democrat Budget plan, the national outcry to oust Democrats from office would be even greater than it already was.

In 2011, the new, Republican-controlled House of Representatives did their Constitutionally and Federally mandated duties and produced a Federal Budget, which they then sent to the Senate. And Harry Reid and his Democrat-controlled Senate refused to even attempt to obey Federal Law and the Constitution. Harry Reid refuses to even attempt a Budget despite being required by Law to do so. It has been over 975 days now since the last Budget was passed and it will be another 380 days before another Budget is even attempted in the US Senate.

And Democrats deign to speak about irresponsibility when they are so transparently irresponsible in their refusal to obey the Law? November, 2012 is looking better by the day.

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Ohio Issue 2 And 3 Vote Analysis And Governor Kasich Response

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/11/09

Last night, Ohio Issue 2 went down in defeat while Issue 3 was victorious. Almost immediately after the outcome was decided, and well before all the counting had been completed, Governor Kasich sent me an email.

The final unofficial results show Issue 2 failed 39 percent to 61 percent, with those voting for Issue 2 numbering 1,351,543 and those voting against Issue 2 numbering 2,143,792. 5 of the 88 counties reached above 50 percent yes votes, while in 1 more county, the yes vote won a 50/50 margin. In 3 additional counties, the yes vote lost a 50/50 margin. That means the 79 other counties contributed an even more lopsided defeat.

The Public Employee Unions spent millions of tax-payer dollars to defeat Issue 2, and not just Ohio tax-payer dollars, but Pennsylvania tax-payer money, California tax-payer money, Massachusetts tax-payer money, … You get the picture. Because all Public Employee Union dues are tax-payer dollars. Every last cent of them. PEUs won the ability to continue extorting exorbitant benefits packages and pay packages that are head and shoulders above that of the private sector workplace that pays them.

What does this mean for Ohio, moving forward? It means fewer teachers, fewer firefighters, fewer police officers at higher costs. Because the State, local municipalities, public school districts will need to find a different method to reduce their costs than to bring PEU benefits packages closer in line with the average Joe’s benefits package. And that means reducing the workforce. And possibly even increasing taxes on the backs of the people who are already over-taxed and over-burdened as it is. It means a less business friendly environment and less economic opportunity in Ohio, at a time when Ohio is just starting to turn the corner on a very bad economic condition created by Big Government, anti-business folks who came before Governor Kasich.

And it means what progress was started in 2011 will be stymied at just the time the current President needs Ohio growth for the 2012 election. Can you say “pyrrhic victory”? Because that’s ultimately what this will be for the Democrats and their Union cohorts.

Issue 3 is a different matter. Issue 3 was the direct result of ObamaCare, a counter to ObamaCare, an attempt to bring ObamaCare to a screeching halt. And it was passed in dramatic fashion. In fact, it was passed in a much more dramatic fashion than the Issue 2 failure. Issue 3 passed 66 percent to 34 percent, with the final unofficial vote count being 2,219,717 for and 1,162,731 against. This spells trouble for Democrats come the 2012 election cycle. Republicans can use ObamaCare against Democrats running for office and that will harm Democrat chances. But the county-by-county numbers are even worse for the Democrats, as not a single county voted against Issue 3. Not even the solidly Democrat counties. Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) voted 58 percent to 42 percent in favor of Issue 3. Lorain County (Lorain, big city suburb of Cleveland and home to a Ford assembly plant) voted 65 percent to 35 percent in favor of Issue 3. Summit County (Akron, think steel and Firestone tires) voted 64 percent to 36 percent in favor of Issue 3. Stark County (Canton, next-door neighbor to Akron and home of Pro Football Hall of Fame) voted 66 percent to 34 percent in favor of Issue 3. Franklin County (Columbus, Ohio’s Capitol with Ohio State University and Nationwide Insurance) voted 59 percent to 41 percent in favor of Issue 3. No county voted Issue 3 down.

Issue 2 will effect 2012 but in reverse fashion and behind the scenes. The defeat of Issue 2 will bring economic and tax harm to Ohio, driving people to vote more Republican in the 2012 elections. But Issue 2 won’t get the blame. Issue 3 will directly effect 2012 as it will be the proof needed for Republicans to hammer Democrats on their support of ObamaCare when 2/3 of Ohio voters declared Ohio needed an anti-ObamaCare Constitutional Amendment to stop the Democrat leadership from doing what it did.

All in all, don’t expect Obama to win Ohio in 2012. In fact, expect Sherrod Brown to have a very difficult time being re-elected to the US Senate. And expect Democrats to not gain any ground in the US House out of Ohio.

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