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It’s The Spending, Stupid

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/07/27

Jim Hoft says:

Thanks Barack… Obama’s Record Deficits & Debt Will Likely Cause a Downgrade in the US Credit Rating

and provides this very telling chart:

Note the first year of the George W Bush Presidency, there was an accounting surplus. That was the year of 9-11, when Islamic terrorists did great economic damage to the US. The final 2 years of the GWB Presidency, Democrats held the majority in both Houses of Congress, but the 2007 Budget was written by the 2006 Republican Congress while the 2008 Budget was written by the 2007 Democrat Congress (and later modified by the 2008 Democrat Congress). Also note that it has been over 800 days since the last Budget that came out of the Harry Reid-run US Senate, and Harry Reid (D – NV) has declared he is not interested in putting forth a Budget.

Sarah Palin says it’s the spending, stupid (video format not supported by WordPress).
“ObamaDrama”, Obama’s fear-mongering, negotiating with Obama is negotiating with Jell-O.

On a related note, if you want the Fiscal Conservative base in your camp, it is a good idea to get a Sarah Palin endorsement. Hot Air commenter “unseen,” who often brings in relevant quotes to the comment sections, does so in spades in this regard.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson would beat incumbent Republican Rick Perry “in a landslide” if a primary for governor of Texas were held today, according to a North Carolina polling firm.

Public Policy Polling currently has Hutchinson at 56 percent, and Perry at 31 percent.

Read the polling memo here. Says PPP:

That 27% of likely Republican voters who have a dim view of Perry is obviously part of his problem. Those voters support Hutchison 85-8.

But they’re not necessarily the biggest thing that could keep him from nomination for another term. That’s because 47% of those surveyed have a positive opinion of both Hutchison and Perry, but within that group the Senator leads 49-33. When you have higher negatives than your opponent and lose out among your mutual admirers, that’s a recipe for defeat.

Hutchison leads Perry within every demographic group by race, gender, and age.

“Rick Perry is in grave danger of losing in the primary,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “It’s partly because he’s worn out his welcome with a certain segment of the Republican electorate, but the even bigger reason is that Kay Bailey Hutchison is just a lot more popular than him. It would be hard for anyone to beat her in an election.”

Kay Bailey Hutchison garnered the George H W Bush endorsement.
Rick Perry garnered the Sarah Palin endorsement.

GHWB was not and is not a Reagan Republican, but he did ride Reagan’s legacy into the White House (and promptly lost it by divorcing himself from Reagan’s fiscal conservatism).
Sarah Palin is a Reagan Republican.
Barbara Bush, blue-blood that she is, said Sarah Palin should stay in Alaska.

While correlation is not necessarily causation, Perry (who was a well-known “Austerity Democrat” in the Texas Legislature during his early years) was trailing Hutchison badly before Palin weighed in. And Perry won that “divisive” Primary and went on to win re-election.

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Scott Walker Hits Planned Parenthood

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/22

Republicans in the US House of Representatives tried to defund the abortion mill Planned Parenthood (which has been caught engaging in criminal activity). Everyone knew, even the House Republicans, that such a defunding wouldn’t get past Obama’s desk, if it even got that far. But it made for a striking point of clarity: the US is deficit spending like there is no tomorrow and won’t even cut funds to an abortion mill, knowing full well that the abortion mill gets far more money outside government sources than it does from the government.

Well, the States are stepping up to the plate and exercising their Tenth Amendment rights. From Creative Minority Report comes news that Governor Scott Walker will sign the Bill that defunds Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin.

Walker is expected to sign a budget bill on Tuesday, making Wisconsin the fourth state to defund the abortuary. (Indiana, Kansas and North Carolina did so earlier this year.) Do you realize how much liberals hate Scott Walker right now? This trend of the states doing what the feds so miserably failed to do is awesome and it’s good for the country to bring some power back to the states. The days of us waiting for Washington to do something good is over. Make the fight on our own turf.

This is definitely a Pro-Life Social Conservative victory, but it’s also a Fiscal Conservative victory. And it’s a Tenth Amendment victory. And Tenth Amendment victories are coming a bit more rapid-fire of late. We have the Light Bulb Law, Illegal Immigration laws which multiple states have put in place since the Federal Government won’t do its job, the majority of States suing the Fed over ObamaCare, and the list of Tenther activities goes on.

And we have Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the Democrat Party to thank. It was the radical Leftist agenda and the Obama-Reid-Pelosi trifecta of Central Power over-reach that caused the TEA Party explosion. It was the TEA Party explosion that created a renewed and powerful focus on returning to the Constitution. It was the TEA Party explosion that caused the 2010 electoral tsunami — a tsunami that saw Republicans pick up over 700 seats in State and Federal Legislatures and Governorships and Big Government Republicans replaced with Limited Government Republicans. So, yes, we have Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the Democrat Party to thank for the powerful movement back to the Constitution.

Sometimes it takes the evil done by your enemies to finally bring about the awareness and spine necessary to bring about good.

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