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2014 Midterms; Advice for Uninformed Voters Consistently Voting Against Their Own Best Interests

Elections are serious business. The 2014 midterm elections will have serious consequences for both parties and the citizens of this country.

What to do, what to do?

What to do, what to do?


Many believe that there is nothing more dangerous than an uneducated voter, and with good reason.

Casting your vote isn’t about helping the red team or the blue team win. Too many people cast votes like those voting for the next high school prom king or queen. Remember the following:


Talk is cheap. It’s results that count, not rhetoric and not party. The candidate you are voting for has either kept their promises or they haven’t. Either your life is better because of their policies or it isn’t.
Excuses, excuses; if the candidate you are voting for was the coach of a college or pro team would hire or fire them for the job they did? If they couldn’t show leadership the first time around what makes you think another term will be any different?
You could be voting against your own self interests. If you haven’t spent at least 30 minutes identifying the key issues per candidate, maybe you shouldn’t vote. You cheat yourself and your family by relying solely on political ads and funny-men; neither are impartial.
Nix because as a reason to cast your vote. Never vote for someone because he or she is the first (fill in the qualifier here) anything! Real accomplishments count, not skin color, gender, religious affiliation or political party.
Who can you trust? Candidates who use “politically charged” rhetoric to divide groups cannot be trusted.


These are people interested in themselves and their own agendas. They are not interested you or your family. There is nothing wrong with remembering the past, but using the past like a club is divisive and wrong.


If the Republicans win the most Senate seats and regain control of the Senate, Harry Reid the man who has single-handedly blocked over 352 bi-partisan bills passed by the House will be Chief Obstructionist no more.


For those who don’t know, it takes both houses of Congress to pass a bill. Reid’s refusal to let bills out of committee is one of the prime reasons legislation and this country has ground to a halt.

If the Democrats keep control of the Senate, count on more stagnation and more of the same ole same ole.


We need candidates who genuinely want to bring the country together. This county deserves better than it has gotten from its elected officials in the last 30 years. We all deserve better! Your informed vote can make the difference.


Make no mistake,  if Team Obama and the Dems in Congress wanted to pass Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), it would have been a fait accompli  … passed many months ago.

Instead the Democrats gave us another dog and pony show. The vote was theater and a fraud.  It was also an insult to the Gay & Lesbian Community that supported the Poseur Obama.

Senator Harry Reid attached the DREAM Act (hereinafter called the albatross) and a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to a defense authorization bill.  Now what does the Dream Act have to do with DADT and what was the rationale behind attaching it to a defense authorization bill?

The answer to the first question, is not a damn thing.  As to the rationale for attaching the three bills, that’s easy.  It’s an oft used tactical ploy used to hinder the passage of legislation (A) by tying it to another legislative piece (B) knowing full well that the opposition cannot vote for both pieces.

It is a way to use the opposition as cover to “obstruct” legislation that would have passed (or likely would have) if it had been voted on as a stand alone piece of legislation.

And so, Harry Reid and the Dems got an “issue” they think will get them some mileage in the November elections. Poor dears, they still don’t get it, do they?

“See, it was those nasty ole Republicans who blocked DADT.  It wasn’t us … we’re on your side.  Cross our collective hearts!”

The tragedy is that DADT is still official military policy almost 18 years after it was originally passed.  DADT WAS supported by Republican Senators John McCain and Susan Collins of Maine in addition to Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicates that 78 percent of the public supports allowing openly gay people to serve in the military…. ‘Support is widespread, even among Republicans. Nearly six in ten Republicans favor allowing openly gay individuals to serve in the military…. There is a gender gap, with 85 percent of women and 71 percent of men favoring the change, but support remains high among both groups.’”[CNN Polling Director Keating Holland, 5/25/2010]

The military and our country needs every qualified man and woman that wants to serve.  We have lost some very fine soldiers and officers because of this policy.

My position on DADT is very simple.  Unless the men are wearing feather boas with their uniforms like Sergeant Klinger or the women are wearing jock straps … if they are qualified and lead dignified lives let them be!  Let them serve!


Does the economy need a stimulus plan? Yes. Is this the right one? No, not by any measure! Does the plan HAVE to be on Obama’s (the Usurper) desk by February 16th? No! Does anyone on Main Street, anyone with a modicum of common sense believe this plan will work? No!

We are supposed to watch billions of dollars flow out of the treasury so Obama’s stimulus plan can “create” 4 millions jobs. Let’s see, if Richard Shelby is correct, that’s at a cost of $286,000 per job . . . a job that may or not be created. We still don’t know. Even the fools in Washington admit, “No one knows if this will work  . . . but if we don’t act now America faces a catastrophe bigger than the Great Depression . . . one from which we may never recover.”  Hey hearing that, I’m feeling secure about my future, how ‘bout you?

Well, so much for leaving the politics of fear behind! Final cost of draining the treasury for this fool hardly experiment . . . over a trillion dollars. Have they all lost their (place your favorite expletive here) minds?

Since, no one knows if the “stimulus” plan will work. Why don’t we call this insane financial disaster package what is really is . . . the Obama Albatross Plan?

You know the definition of insanity; the act of consistently doing the same thing and expecting different results. Well, let me tell you this sucker will be with us for generations, because as everyone in the country knows (with the exception of the financial wizards in Washington) there is no free lunch. We have a trade deficit as far as the eye can see; China is already holding a very large percentage of our debt, and the Obama wiz kids want to double the deficit.

Bush leaves office leaving this country with the biggest deficient on record . . . eight years of uncontrolled spending . . . a Treasury Secretary who insists the country has to pump $780 billion dollars into the economy to save it. The first half of the money is sent to banks (some of which say they don’t want it) so the banks can begin lending again. Of course, no safeguards are in place, no method for tracking where each and every taxpayer dollar is going. Oh and BTW $78 billion has already been erroneously been overpaid. Poof! Poof! Poof! Into thin air the money goes, and as always the MSM is virtually silent . . . still fixated on Obama’s pecks . . . still swooning in rapture. God, where is that barf bag?

Can anyone list the safeguards that have been put in place to track the billions of dollars Obama and the Democrats want to hurl at the economy for the Albatross Plan? No! There aren’t any, no one wants to take the time to place them into the Albatross bill. That would take work, commitment, and besides we’ve got to meet that February 16th deadline because . . . just what exactly is the reason? Will the Sears Tower explode? Will half of California finally fall into the ocean? What will happen on the 17th if the Albatross bill isn’t on Obama’s desk? How ‘bout this; we will have averted financial disaster, brought on by the clowns in Washington, at least for another day.

What we are supposed to do is to allow billions of dollars to flow out of the treasury. We are to cross our fingers the money will be spent intelligently because, you see, the banks did such a bang up job doing that with the first $350 billion. The banks were supposed to start lending, again, with the first half of the hand outs. Instead they bought other banks, hoarded the money, and increased credit card interest rates!!!!!!! They (add another expletive here) increased the credit card rates to as much as 29% or more!!!! The banks are getting our taxpayer dollars are raping us with usury rates . . . and the Obama team remains silent. And they wonder why no one is spending money! Is there a penalty for such obscene, unconscionable behavior . . . a slap on the hands . . . a fine perhaps? No. Nothing!

How many legislators do you guess have actually read all 778 pages (at last count) of the bill? My guess is none. How many legislators understand business and how the economy works? Close to the same number is my guess.

Here’s another question, how many in Washington could run a lemon aid stand and make a profit? How many of these fine folks, the one that are hurling the future of this country over a never ending cliff, could put together a basic business plan, buy the materials, hire, plan for overhead associated costs, and figure out a way to make a profit?

So, now here we are. The Dow is down another 300 points because as the tax evader Treasury Secretary Geithner Treasury just acknowledged, the first half of the bailout billions is not working. Instead of helping the economy recover, the money is doing the opposite! So, in an effort to help the economy Geithner wants to release the other $350 billion AND THE SENATE HAS JUST PASSED OBAMA’S $838 BILLION ECONOMIC PLAN. Remember that definition of insanity?


Let me state this up front. I do not admire Bush 43. I voted for Gore in 2000 and for Kerry in 2004. I was against the war long before Obama gave his speech about the war. I am a fierce moderate that is tired of both parties and the foolish games that they have been playing for years.

That having been said Bush’s approval ratings may be stuck around 29% but the Democratic Congress’ ratings are even lower hovering at (ta da) . . . 9%!!!!! I find it fascinating that a woman as incompetent as Nancy Pelosi would chide the President Bush and talk about cleaning up his messes!

Let’s face it, Nancy Pelosi is no Hillary Clinton! Remember her promises about cleaning up Congress? How ’bout taking the impeachment George Bush off the table within days of taking over the House of Representatives? The list goes on & on.

You can ask the same question of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid in the Senate. Name anything they have accomplished . . . Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? Hello! Is anyone there?


Under the new Democratic leadership beginning in 2006 we’ve reached an impressive 9,000 plus earmarks while the nation is close to insolvency. And let us not forget, that virtually everything Bush has asked for, whether it was for the Iraq war, the lousy economy, etc. has been granted by this Congress!

If that’s not enough for you, how ’bout this? Unless you caught this on FOX or subscribe to an alternative news source, chances are you didn’t hear this one. Investor’s Business Daily called for Pelosi’s impeachment! As always, the MSM is too busy cheering on Obama to look and see anything else that is news worthy.

A major business publication is calling for the impeachment of the Speaker of House and MSNBC, CNN, and the rest of the media morons are feeding us with more “newsless news” like the Obamas depiction on cover of the New Yorker.

Monica Showalter of Investor’s Business Daily was on to talk about an op-ed in her paper today stating that Nancy Pelosi has gone from “Feckless to Reckless” regarding her recent dumbass plan to partially drain the strategic oil reserves. IBD calls on Pelosi to resign. From the article:

Despite polls showing Americans in favor of drilling more oil from America’s huge untapped supplies, Pelosi won’t allow it. She just wants to empty our Strategic Petroleum Reserve for a short-term fix to get through Election Day.

It’s an irresponsible suggestion, signaling not only an ignorance of how the economy works but also a willingness to place the nation at risk in the case of emergency.

Last Tuesday, Pelosi sent a letter to President Bush urging him to release a “small portion” of the nation’s 706 million barrels of strategic-reserve oil to bring down prices.

OK all you PUMA’S, Democrats for McCain, Christian conservatives, pals of Ann Coulter, past Obama supporters that are finally seeing the light. Remember this . . . a vote for Obama is a vote for Pelosi, Reid, and a government controlled by these ya hoos. If that doesn’t scare you

. . . I’ll bet you can finish the sentence!


It’s Monday and sometimes you just need a good laugh!

For all you Olbermann lovers out there I think his essence has been captured here. What do you think?

My only thought was . . . maybe in the next video the little critters could be depicted wearing little patches with the OBAMA shield that debuted last week.


Just like Barack, the Democratic Party & Congress continues to make promises that they can’t keep. They don’t even break a sweat. I’d use a word like shameful, but this group is well beyond that. You can’t shame this group of hypocrites. They’ve inhabited the Echo Chamber too long. It must be the rarefied air they breathe that shrinks their brains.

Yesterday was a good day for Democrats breaking promises and demonstrating, yet again, whom we shouldn’t trust. Obama glibly broke his promise to use public financing for the general campaign and the Dem’s gave the President everything he’s wanted to continue funding the war.

Pelosi’s House of Representatives approved a war-funding bill that includes a new GI Bill among other things. Wonder if we’ll find any “earmarks” making their way into the bill’s final version? Anyone placing bets on that question . . . didn’t think so.

Naturally, no consideration has been given to how the bill will be funded. Like most of the legislation of the last 40 years (the sole exception being the Clinton years where we had a balanced budget and a surplus) the attitude is spend now and don’t worry about later.

Didn’t Pelosi promise they wouldn’t give the President any money unless he agreed to timetables for an Iraqi withdrawal? Didn’t Harry Reid make a similar promise? Gutless!

Of course, there is another possibility, and that’s the fact that by not funding the war, this could lead to chaos in Iraq at a time when it’s clear the surge no Democrat supported is working. Is it possible that realism set in and the Democrats did not want to be perceived as weak on national security and responsible for an American defeat in Iraq?

Know the difference between Congress controlled by the Republicans and Congress controlled by the Democrats of the last year and a half . . . not a damn thing. A pox on both of their houses. It’s no wonder that Congress enjoys a 17% approval rating!