This should be mandatory for Congress. Heard this yesterday, forgot who said it, but thanks for the tip. Congressional dress code should be as NASCAR Drivers Dress. This way, we’ll know who the Corporate and other backers are.
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Posted by Foxfier on 2012/11/08
I really, really wish I were joking about the title, but I’ve actually heard several folks seriously suggest this. (Hugh Hewitt show had a co-host/guest suggest “dropping the abortion issue,” for example—thankfully, Hugh pointed out that was…not a great idea.)
In a campaign where social issues were not focused on, where the SoCon vote was assumed, where the entire point would be “It’s the economy, stupid” and our turnout dropped hugely… we should really ditch these social conservatives entirely and try to peel off some Democrat voters. I was one of the folks that was saying at the beginning that we could not just assume we’d get our own base and that all we needed was to go after other groups, though I—like many others—thought that things were obviously bad enough that maybe the base could be taken for granted.
We tried the “shut up about social issues, focus on the financial short-term disaster.” Shock shock, it didn’t work. The “of course” votes didn’t show up, as best we can tell at this early of a time. Of course there was fraud and probably voter suppression, but we knew from the start that we’d have to win so big that they couldn’t cheat.
I know the thinking Libertarians believe that Social Issues hurt us, and if we’d just drop them it would improve—but they ignore that if you let people do all the stupid stuff they immaturely desire, they are going to want to be saved by someone else. (I’m ignoring the sub-group of thinking Libertarians that thinks having children at is a “personal choice” with no serious effect on the future of society, and mostly only something that ‘women want while they leach off men.’ I wish that last part was not a very slight paraphrase.) Of course, thinking Libertarians think social issues hurt because when thinking Libertarians recognize the cause and effect of libertine personal actions in creating demand for a leech-State, they become at least isolationist conservatives, rather than Libertarians. But I’m digressing.
So, we tried assuming that the rah rah Abortion!! stuff on Obama’s side would be enough to 1) get half our base out, and 2) get them to vote for Romney. Clearly, that was wrong.
We focused on the economy. I think we did pretty well on that, considering that Obama and Co could lie their tails off about what we actually said. (It’s a given, sadly.)
That makes me think that we maybe should’ve beat on the military side of things a bit more as well. I have friends who are still active duty who thought I was blowing smoke up their rears when I told them there was never a protest when the Ambassador was killed, when that was known just days after the attack. (Power Line linked an interview in a UK paper that included quotes from the guys who were opening a hospital with the Ambassador; they were on the phone when the attack started, and there was no mention of a protest, which would’ve been a pretty big deal.)
So, we need to actually make our own case, try to win the base before we try to peel folks off, and probably improve our communication networks. I’m going to work even harder on applying this in person—when someone says something incredibly untrue in person, I’m going to politely correct them. Yes, it’s uncomfortable and socially awkward, but that is what the other side’s tactics depend on. At some point, the drunk in the party has to be confronted. We’re there and past.
This is going to be especially hard on religious people. There are a lot of very nice people who…well… voted for Obama because that’s what “nice” people do.
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/07
Weimar Germany had an economic crisis.
The Germans elected a bunch of politicians who scapegoated large groups of Germans, pitting Germans against each other.
German political leaders turned their backs on their Constitution, and the German people followed along, like sheep, out of a sense of expediency and crisis.
Free Germany then collapsed into a totalitarian state, which soon crumbled into total devastation, but only after tens of millions of lives were lost.
We are repeating history. But this time, there’s no gleaming beacon on the hill to come to the rescue. We are the last bastion of Freedom left in the world. And We The People are willfully letting that freedom vanish.
DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/06
Welcome to Truth Before Dishonor’s version of live-blogging the US Senate election results. The current makeup of the US Senate is 47 Republicans, 51 Democrats, 1 Socialist (Bernie Sanders), 1 independent who caucuses with the Democrats. In case you haven’t noticed, it is my desire at Truth Before Dishonor to associate Democrats with the color of Liberalism and Socialism, and to return the Republicans to their color of blue. It wasn’t always the case that Republicans were red, as I explained in my article Obama Wins 2008, In All Likelihood Loses 2012. Who knows, maybe I can help set a trend in motion to reclaim the rightful colorings for their rightful owners.
As properly educated high school students of Government know, not all US Senators are up for election this year. Only roughly 1/3 of them are. And the US Senate (in combination with the US House of Representatives) is equivalent in importance as is the US Presidency, so saith the US Constitution. And, as the US Presidential election is absolutely critical this year, so too is the US Senate election.
Here is the list of states holding US Senate elections and the Real Clear Politics polling of likely outcomes (note Independents caucus with Democrats:
Safe Democrat seats:
Feinstein (D) California FOX News has called it for Feinstein
Cardin (D) Maryland FOX News has called it for Cardin
Gillibrand (D) New York FOX News has called it for Gillibrand
Sanders (Socialist) Vermont FOX News has called it for Sanders
Carper (D) Delaware FOX News has called it for Carper
Klobuchar (D) Minnesota FOX News has called it for Klobuchar
Whitehouse (D) Rhode Island FOX News calls it for Whitehouse
Likely Democrat seats:
Open (R) Maine (likely going Independent) FOX News has called it for Angus King
Open (D) Hawai’i
Stabenow (D) Michigan FOX News has called it for Stabenow
Menendez (D) New Jersey FOX News has called it for Menendez
Open (D) New Mexico
Cantwell (D) Washington FOX News has called it for Cantwell
Manchin (D) West Virginia FOX News has called it for Manchin
Leans Democrat seats:
Open (D) Connecticut FOX News has called it for Chris Murphy
Nelson (D) Florida FOX News has called it for Nelson
McCaskill (D) Missouri FOX News has called it for McCaskill
Brown (D) Ohio FOX News has called it for Brown
Casey (D) Pennsylvania FOX News has called it for Casey
Open (R) Indiana FOX News has called it for Donnelly
Brown (R) Massachusetts FOX News has called it for Elizabeth Warren
Tester (D) Montana
Heller (R) Nevada
Open (D) North Dakota
Open (D) Virginia FOX News has called it for Tim Kaine
Open (D) Wisconsin FOX News has called it for Tammy Baldwin
Leans Republican seats:
Open (R) Arizona
Open (D) Nebraska FOX News has called it for Deb Fischer
Safe Republican seats:
Wicker (R) Mississippi FOX News has called it for Wicker
Open (R) Texas FOX News has called it for Ted Cruz
Barrasso (R) Wyoming FOX News has called it for Barrasso
Corker (R) Tennessee FOX News has called it for Corker
Hatch (R) Utah FOX News has called it for Hatch
UPDATE 6:20pm Texas time: FOX News projects Socialist Bernie Sanders wins re-election as Vermont Senator.
UPDATE 8:40pm Texas time: I have unfortunately been unable to live-blog the Senate race like I wished, but I am updating the list above as I can.
UPDATE 10:05pm Texas time: With FOX News’ projection of Tim Kaine winning in Virginia, Democrats are projected to retain majority in the US Senate, while Republicans are projected to gain a larger majority in the US House.
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):
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.
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.
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/06
UPDATE 10:18PM TEXAS TIME, FOX NEWS CALLS THE RACE FOR BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
FIRST PRESIDENT IN 96 YEARS TO WIN A SECOND TERM WHILE SHEDDING ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES
Welcome to Truth Before Dishonor’s version of live-blogging the 2012 Presidential election. As a reminder, here’s how the 2008 elections turned out (via US Election Atlas.org).
Note the Republican states are in blue and the Democrat states are in red. Republicans were not always red and Democrats were not always blue. It wasn’t until someone on MSNBC decided to employ some psychological propaganda that the colors were set in that way. As I noted in my Obama Wins 2008, In All Likelihood Loses 2012 article, it is my plan that Republicans and Democrats revert back to their appropriate colors.
This is set to be a long day of poll-watching from home. Stay tuned for the updates, and may Providence guide the election results.
UPDATE 8:00am Texas time: The longest day of 2012 has barely begun and we already have vote fraud allegations.
UPDATE 8:15am Texas time: It’s already old news, but the first official counts are in, with Barack Obama taking a commanding lead. Dixville Notch, NH and Hart’s Location, NH have opened and closed their precincts.
Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/06
As the polls have begun opening across this great land and our efforts to oust the anti-American, anti-Constitutional, anti-Christian Socialist tyrant see fruition (or not), I thought some inspirational music with a reminder should be in order.
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/03
HT Jazz Shaw
Perrysburg police arrested four Toledo area men early Friday morning on charges of stealing Mitt Romney campaign signs in Wood and Lucas counties in Northwest Ohio.
The signs were found in a pickup truck owned by Sheet Metal Workers International, Union Local 33 in Parma, according to the police report.
Many of the signs — some measuring as large as 4 feet by 8 feet — were believed to have been put up by members of Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition, said John McAvoy, the group’s president.
I was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers International for over eight years in Ohio. My Union dues helped get Barack Obama elected. My Union dues helped get Sherrod Brown elected. My Union dues helped get Ted Strickland elected. All of whom I have always vehemently opposed.
So, why did I remain in that Union for so long?
1) Ohio is NOT a Right to Work state.
2) I needed the job for my own survival.
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/01
Below are the 2008 election results from US Election Atlas.org.
Note the Republican states are in blue while the Democrat states are in red. Republicans being red and Democrats being blue wasn’t always the case. Not until those folks at MSNBC switched it around (for propaganda benefits, since red is the color of Leftism and Communism and Socialism). It is my goal that here, at Truth Before Dishonor, the Democrats are once again reverted back to being red and the Republicans are once again reverted back to being blue. Because it is far more in keeping with the Truth about their respective political leanings.
Below is the 270 To Win Battleground States map (with my adjustments for Republican and Democrat. The Battleground states are unchanged.)
Compare the two maps. (singing)Do you see what I see?(/singing) That’s right, folks. Every Republican state in 2008 is Republican in 2012. Every Battleground state was Democrat in 2008. And Indiana, which was Democrat in 2008, with less than 50 percent of the vote (despite Obama having an ACORN-led 105 percent Registered Voter vs Adult Resident advantage in Indianapolis in 2008), is Republican in 2012.
The charts show what everyone in the know has known to be true: Obama is on the defensive, desperately trying to cling to territory he won in 2008 and losing ground. That has been the case since the day he was inaugurated. He has been doing his best to cling to territory won and hoping against hope that he doesn’t lose too much. That’s what happens when you push a lie-filled, anti-American, anti-Christian, Socialist agenda down the throats of American citizens, the majority of whom oppose what you’re doing. (ObamaCare: the majority of the population was against it before it became Law, the majority of the population wanted it repealed immediately after it became Law, the majority of the population wanted it repealed in 2010 when they swept 700 Democrats out of office nationwide, and the majority of the population wants it repealed today.)
How big is this inability to win states Obama won his first time through? Let’s look at previous two-term Presidents.
1992: Bill Clinton got 370 Electoral College votes.
1996: Bill Clinton got 379 Electoral College votes.
Bill Clinton gained 9 Electoral College votes for his second term in office. (Ross Perot went from just under 19 percent of the overall vote to under 9 percent.)
1980: Ronald Reagan, a true Conservative I could back (but wasn’t Conservative enough on some issues, and I was ineligible to vote regardless), got 489 Electoral College votes.
1984: (The first year I was eligible to vote.) Ronald Reagan got 525 Electoral College votes (losing only Minnesota by 18/100ths of a percent and DC by a huge margin).
Ronald Reagan gained 36 Electoral College votes.
In fact, the last time a sitting President won re-election despite shedding Electoral College votes was the election year of 1944, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt won a fourth term with 432 Electoral College votes, compared to his third term win of 449 Electoral College votes and his second term win of 523 Electoral College votes. But even FDR improved his second term EC votes over his first term EC votes. To find a President who won a second term with fewer EC votes than his first term, you have to go all the way back to the wholly destructive “Progressive” Democrat Woodrow Wilson who won 435 Electoral College votes in 1912, but only gained 277 in 1916, a loss of 158 Electoral College votes for “Progressivism”. He also only garnered 49.24 percent of the popular vote. (Too bad for this country that he couldn’t have lost 170 instead of only 158. Our country would have turned out far better for it.)
The Socialist Barack Obama? He doesn’t have a 168 EC vote cushion to lose. And lose EC votes, he will. Even the pinko Democrat operatives will tell you that. Even the pinko polling firms with their “Democrats will vote in higher proportions than they did in 2008″ polling numbers, will tell you that. Independent voters, who gave Obama an 8 point advantage in 2008, are giving Romney a 15 to 20 point advantage in 2012. And the above “battleground” map shows it. Obama has already lost Indiana. Obama cannot win any state he lost in 2008. The Census has reduced the EC number in states Obama won while increasing the EC number in states Obama lost. And every Battleground State is a state Obama won in 2008.
Will this be the first time in 96 years that a sitting President won re-election to a second term while shedding Electoral College votes? I think not. And since, it’s a foregone conclusion that Obama will shed Electoral College votes, I have declared Obama the loser of the 2012 election.
(Truth Before Dishonor intends to do its version of live-blogging the 2012 Presidential Election this upcoming Tuesday night. Tune in to TBD for the 2012 Presidential Election results as they happen. (hopefully))
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