Saturday Speeches From The SRLC

I’ve watched a lot of speeches from the Southern Republican Leadership Conference the past couple days and I have to say, two of the best speeches came from Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Herman Cain.

 

I’ve long thought that Mike Pence would make an excellent President, and his speech today just solidifies that thought.

 

Herman Cain’s speech was by far, the best of the best. I can hardly wait until June 4th when he gives the keynote speech at the Douglas County TEA Party.

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Truths, Tampering, Tark, & Teleprompters

I couldn’t believe the number of comments you all left about that 2012 presidential poll. [COUGH] Your insight and your guesses stunned me. [COUGH] Now you’ll never know who my choice was.

Thought #1

With that said, and on a different note, I was really hoping Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) was going to challenge Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) for his seat in the U.S. Senate. Sadly, Pence announced today that he will not be challenging Bayh in the upcoming election.

 

Mike Pence is one of the true leaders on Capitol Hill. If we get more people like him running in 2010, only good can come of it.

Thought #2

If you missed hearing what Charles Krauthammer had to say about President Obama’s “one-term President” comment, you may want to listen to it.

 

Thought #3

I heard James O’Keefe got arrested today for attempting to tamper with Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) phone.

If you didn’t know, O’Keefe was the filmmaker responsible for the undercover ACORN videos.

He’s a moron. It appears that he and his cohorts were presenting themselves as telephone repairmen, and they got busted. Good. If he was breaking the law, he deserves everything he gets.

Thought #4

This evening I am going to make my first political endorsement for the 2010 elections. I usually wait a bit longer before I throw my support behind candidates in any race, but I am so sure about this endorsement there is no need to wait.

I usually don’t endorse candidates running in another state but I am endorsing Danny Tarkanian for U.S. Senate in the state of Nevada.

I attended UNLV in 1983 and 1984. At the time, Tarkanian was the star basketball player for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. He is running for the Republican nomination against Sue Lowden, who is a former news anchor and a state senator.

You’ve heard me rant about Harry Reid. I have been quite vocal about my opposition to Mr. Reid since I was 10 years old. My opinion of Sue Lowden is not much better than that of Harry Reid. While I don’t have any personal anecdotes about knocking over her campaign signs, I am adamantly opposed to her winning the Republican nomination. She wants to tap some public retirement funds to pay for God knows what, and she took a No Tax Pledge and then voted to impose a $100 per year, per job tax as well as additional taxes and fees on everything from limited liability corporations to water distribution. Sue Lowden would be as bad for Nevada, my home state, as Scary Harry Reid.

I support Danny Tarkanian’s position on the issues, and he is consistently beating Harry Reid in every poll taken. Two very good reasons to support him in the 2010 election.

Thought #5

I’ve got to end the evening with this.

 

When the President of the United States meets with a dozen people, does he really need to stand at a podium with the Presidential Seal, and does he really need to use the teleprompter?

I’m beginning to wonder if President Obama has a Linus van Pelt syndrome. It’s not quite a security blanket but that teleprompter could be filling the same void.

220 Reasons For Change In 2010

I waited to write this post tonight while I watched the debate over HR 3962 play out all evening on CSPAN. I was hoping for a small miracle, as I was hoping to post about the defeat of the bill while it sat on Nancy Pelosi’s table. The House passed the bill by a vote of 220 – 215. They only needed 218 votes to pass the bill.

In the end this evening, 220 people voted to in favor of taking away your rights as an American citizen.

The debate started early in the day and did not conclude until well into the evening. In typical Nancy Pelosi fashion, the debate on the House floor soon took a turn for the worst when the majority failed to observe House rules in a fair manner.

Democrat after Democrat was allowed to parade down to the microphone and ask for unanimous consent to enter their comments into the record. When Republicans questioned whether or not these unanimous consent requests were counting against debate time, they were told they were out of order. When they raised parliamentary inquiries about the procedure for objecting to the unanimous consent requests, they were told that regular order would continue and they should just shut up.

It’s quite clear how things are run in the House under Nancy Pelosi’s leadership. This first video is almost 8 minutes long and shows how things got heated up to begin the day.

 
This second video shows how efficiently Nanny State Nancy is at shutting down the minority.

 
As the evening progressed we heard some excellent floor speeches, from MIke Pence (R-IN),

 
and Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI).

 
The final vote in support of the bill included on Republican, Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-LA) who claimed that he voted for passage of the bill to support “life”. Thanks for killing any chance of a happy life there Anh. We appreciate it, and we’ll show you how much in 2010.

Make sure you check the final roll call of the vote to see how your Representative voted and remember their vote when you walk in to cast you ballet next year.

The unemployment rate (of those still able to collect unemployment benefits) hit 10.2%. More Americans are out of work now than ever before in our nation’s history, and the Democrats in the House of Representatives chose to pass HR 3962 which gives the government control of 1/6th of our economy, reduces even more jobs, violates your right as an American citizen and adds trillions to our federal deficit.

The CBO estimate released last night finally sheds light on the smoke and mirrors game the majority has been playing with the cost of their health care reform proposal. Over the first 10 years, this legislation builds in gross new spending of $1.7 trillion – and most of the new spending doesn’t even start until 2014. Once that spending is fully phased in, the House Democratic bill rings up at more than $3 trillion over ten years.

I guess it could be worse. The President of the United States could be making snide comments about people who attend tea parties.

Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit “Democratic voters” and it will encourage the extremists.

If you don’t find anything wrong with that statement, make sure you look up the definition of teabag and you’ll develop a whole new respect for our Commander-in-Chief. Oh! Speaking of our Commander-in-Chief…

After speaking to House Democrats, insulting a great number of Americans, and forcing his hand in the health care debate, President Obama and his wife flew off for a relaxing weekend at Camp David. In the meantime, our former President, and his lovely wife spent several hours at Fort Hood visiting with families and showing their support.

Word has it that Barack Obama might get around to visiting Fort Hood, and showing his support of the families there, on Tuesday. Maybe. The teleprompter might change its mind though.

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.
Barry Goldwater

Numbers Don’t Lie

The same cannot be said for the White House.

The White House has made the claim that Fox News is not a real news organization, and some people in the mainstream media have jumped on that bandwagon like a swarm of locusts attacking a corn field.

No matter what you think of FOX News, the truth is, people watch the network. A lot of people watch the network. According to Nielsen Media Research, FOX News is slaying their competition. On Tuesday, October 20, more people watched FOX News from 5pm to 11pm than CNN, MSNBC, and HLN combined.

There’s a reason people are watching FOX News, and it has everything to do with the fact that they are tired of being spoon fed news and information that has a bias slant or has been sanitized and approved by the White House. This phenomenon is not limited to cable news channels either. Conservative talk radio show ratings are also much higher than any of their counterparts in the industry.

I find it interesting that the White House, with everything else going on in the world and all of the problems that we as citizens are facing, has found the time to attack FOX News. Of course it all makes sense when you realize that most of the other major media outlets are still depending on the White House for feedings and diaper changes.

It’s clear that the White House wants to control the news media and the information that is made available to you, but today, House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-IN) spoke out on the House floor about that media bias and made it clear to everyone why the White House is so upset with FOX News.

 

So to my friends in the so-called mainstream media, I say, conservative talk show hosts may not speak for everybody but they speak for more Americans than you do.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.