Dec 27, 2008

Mr. Saltsman It's a Matter of Respect!

I have to say that this Republican agrees with the RNC Chairman Mike Duncan in regards to the recent CD sent to several members of the RNC (CNN Story). Mike Duncan condemned “Barack the Magic Negro” by saying that he was “appalled” at the song. This boils down to two key factors that must be reviewed.

First, the field of political satire and jokes should be left to those paid to exhibit such humor. Saturday Night Live, or some other comedian might be able to pull off singing a song called “Barack the Magic Negro”, but not a respected member of the Republican Party. Mr. Chip Saltsman should have considered his position, and maybe his future positions, before he sent the CD. The man is running for the Chairmanship of the RNC, has managed campaigns for such Republicans as Mike Huckabee and Bill Frist. If Mr. Saltsman wants to tout political humor, then he needs to join the cast of Saturday Night Live and stay away from our party, especially a position of party leadership. The bottom line, leave political satire and jokes to those paid to do it.

The second factor that has to be considered is that the Republican Party has always stood for fairness and equality. The party was the first to push freedom for slaves in the United States; the party was the first to push for the right of African Americans to vote, and the first to push Civil Rights into America’s sight. We are a party that should be proud that our strong commitment to what is right has helped bring about a political atmosphere where people of all races can run for office no matter what their party affiliation is. The Republican Party is above such jokes and satire and the party must rise above the level that Mr. Saltsman apparently would like for us to stoop down to.

At this point, the right thing for Mr. Saltsman to do is to withdraw as a potential leader of the Republican Party, issue an apology to President-Elect Obama, and hope that over the next few years the nation, as well as his party, will forget and forgive this lapse of judgment. Perhaps given some time, Mr. Saltsman can step back into the limelight with a different outlook.

Dec 19, 2008

How to Rebuild the Republican Party

Everyone seems to have an opinion about how to rebuild the Republican Party, so I guess I should have one too. As a matter of a fact, I do. The Republican Party has several good potential leaders already in place on the top tiers. Consider potential leaders like Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, and dozens of others in office and out of office. Therefore, the top does not appear to be the place to start. Let’s go back to the basics. The bottom line is the top will not stand without a firm foundation and the fact of the matter is that the Republican Party does not have the foundation it needs to have. Don’t believe me? Look at the last election results. Had we had the foundation we needed, far more Republican Candidates would now be in office. We went to the polls with a good strong top tier. I mean, who can argue that John McCain was ready to be President? The fact was the man was ready, he had the experience, he had the leadership skills, and he had the mindset to be President. What he did not have is a good solid foundation. The foundation of the Republican Party failed and when the foundation fails, the top will come crumble.

To rebuild the foundation, we cannot start on the national level. We cannot start on a regional level. Unbelievably we cannot start even on a state level. We must start at the foundation that has made the party great in the past. We must start at the grass roots of the party. We must start on the county-by-county, parish-by-parish, and city-by-city level. Consider this, if Miller County Arkansas has a good solid foundation for the Republican Party, what happens in Texarkana, Arkansas? Texarkana, Arkansas in turn will have a solid Republican Foundation. Consider visiting If each county or parish has a solid foundation, then the city within that area will likely have a strong foundation. Once those foundations are established, then we can move on to a state level.

With each county or parish having a strong Republican foundation, the state will end up electing Republicans to state and local offices. Before long, states will have Republican leadership being elected at all levels. That means that Governors, Senators and Congressmen and women will take the lead as Republicans. Those leaders in turn will throw their political support behind other Republican candidates and before long we will have enough drive to place another President in the White House.

The bottom line here is you and I. We have to get out, join our local Republican Party groups and place our support firmly in those groups. We have to invite others and make them a part of the Party. Make potential Republicans feel at home and a part of the party. Show them our values, what we stand for, what we believe in. Show them our history on pages like this one and other great pages across the net. You’ll be surprised to learn that we share many values with people who believe as we do. The only way to rebuild the party is to start from the bottom and work our way up. Let’s make sure that next time the foundation doesn’t fail the top tier!

Dec 12, 2008

Mr. President say what?

CNN Money is now reporting online that the President may use bailout money from the bank funds to help the auto industry. Now, let's back the boat up a minute here. We don't want the bailout. Remember what the polls are saying? Same polls that showed Americans wanted Obama to be President are now saying Americans don't want to bailout another failing industry. Okay, let's think about this for a moment here:

1. Big banks and business mismanage money, loans, trusts, and overall screw up the economy = They get a bailout that few people in the real world see any results from.

2. Big automakers may get some sort of bailout after all despite the fact they have mismanaged, overpaid, misused money, and basically lost to the competition of imports and used cars = They may get a bailout that few people in the real world want and once they get the bailout, few people in the real world have money to buy their cars.

Something is wrong with the picture above. I have written it several times in my blog here. The Republicans are right (at least with the exception of the President). Stop this bailout and focus on people. Give the American people a bailout and we will fix the economy. As for those companies that can't manage their money to make money, that's competition. Some win some don't. That's what they made "Going Out of Business" signs for.

Republicans Defend Americans Again!

Auto Bailout Crashes in Senate
Republicans Kill $14 Billion Bill

The above headline greeted me this morning, 12-12-2008, on the website and I have to say that I for one appauld our Republican leaders. Polls show that most Americans oppose an Auto Bailout. A poll at the AOL.Com website indicated that 59% of Americans oppose the Bailout. Hey, wait, those are the same type of numbers that the D's grabbed onto to say their Pres-elect was going to win the election and guess what? He did! Now, those same D's don't want to acknowledge the outcry of the American people in the polls. They want to push the Bailout on no matter what the people they represent say. Lookout America, big government is trying to do big business again.

Once again, never fear America, the GOP is here to defend you. From the war against slavery, to women's rights to vote, to civil rights and the list goes on, and on. America blamed an entire party in the last election for the unpopular actions of one Republican. It was a sad day for the little guy, but don't worry Republicans managed to hold on to enough seats to still fight for you. And, you know what? We'll be here long after the fanfare of the current rise of the D's is over still fighting for you. Don't believe it, just look at who fought for you in the Auto Bailout.

Dec 9, 2008

Another Bail Out Is Needed

The letter below was submitted from a friend to the President. I thought I'd post it here as it was written:

Mr. President,

As I understand it we are not about to bail out yet another industry in a government built on free enterprise and free trade ideals. Apparently, these mismanaged companies deserve a bail out. I would like to submit that I also deserve a bail out for my company.

My company was started a few years ago and since that time has shown a profit each year as can be verified by the IRS. I have maintained an office, maintained contracts, and acted in the best interest for several fine organizations in the state of Texas. However, despite my excellent record of accomplishment, I have found it difficult to stop working my full time job. Sorry, I failed to mention that I work two jobs. I work full time for a ministry and I run my company. My company struggles, but shows a profit, and I get a weekly check from my full-time job on top of all this. I also, should point out that I am a taxpayer within the United States.

My proposal is simple. Since I have maintained full time employment, and maintained my company (in the black by the way), I believe my proper business management should be rewarded by the government. I would like to propose that you submit my immediate request for a bail out to Congress so that they may forward it to your office for a prompt signature. As a loyal Republican, I'm sure you can agree that if anyone deserves a bail out, it is me. I have completed my calculations and found that a simple One Million dollars would enable me to focus full time on my small business (that makes money, did I mention that). This One Million bail out for me is far less than the bail out proposed for the automakers or the banks and I believe it would be far less of a tax strain on the American public.

Should I need to do so, I would be happy to forward a business plan (I had one long before the automakers had to have one, apparently) that I believe would more than prove that I am a good, solid investment for the United States Tax Payer's Dollars.

Dec 7, 2008

To Tax Or Not To Tax - The Plot Get's Sticky for Democrats

For those of you following Obama on his way to the White House, then you remember the huge controversy over raising taxes on high-income couples that brought out “Joe the Plumber”. Well, don’t worry Joe; you may not be in big trouble after all. It all appears to be “up in the air” now as to who may be taxed and who may not. Wow, a flip-flop, imagine that? Get ready Middle America someone is going to pick your pocket before this is all over. Who you going to blame? Well, it can’t be the Republicans; we barely have enough to hold the line in Congress. Nevertheless, don’t worry, we’ll be there to take on the tax increases, we’ll still fight for you, and we’re still on your side. But hey, don’t take it just from me, Here’s what was said on NBC’s Meet The Press and it was resonated on CNN’s website at

Throughout his campaign, Obama vowed to raise taxes on couples earning more than $250,000 and individuals making more than $200,000 while lowering taxes for all others. Asked whether that is still his plan, Obama said, "we don't yet know what the best approach is going to be."

Interesting. Also interesting that he quickly added the following:

"But the overall thrust is going to be that 95 percent of working families are going to get a tax cut and the wealthiest Americans ... are going to give up a little bit more," Obama said.

Oh, that’s okay guys. After all, America voted for him. I’m sure that he will be the best person to determine who the wealthy are and who the “working families” are. Who knows, maybe by Obama’s definition a wealthy family makes $10,000 or more a year. We’ll just have to wait and see what the definition for “working families” and “wealthiest” turns out to be.

Dec 6, 2008

A Bail Out For Us!

Here’s a thought for our representatives, both Republican and Democrat: No more bail out!

If we are going to bail out each country that comes along and says, “Help” and we’re going to bail out each business that fails and says “Help,” then let’s bail you and me out. Our representatives are supposed to represent us. It doesn’t matter whether they are Democrat, Republican, or Independents once elected, the represent all the people of their district or area or even nation. So, tell your representative that you want a bail out too. Here’s an excerpt of an e-mail that makes good sense:

“I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a "We Deserve It" dividend. To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bona fide U.S. citizens, aged 18+. 
Our population is about 301 million counting every man, woman and child. So, 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up.

Now, divide 200 million, 18+ adults into $85 billion - that equals $425,000.00 each! Yes, my plan is to give that $425,000 to every adult as a "We Deserve It" dividend. 
Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So, let's assume a tax rate of 30%. Every recipient would pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25.5 billion right back to Uncle Sam! It also means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket. A husband and wife would have $595,000.00! 

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595, 000.00? Pay off your mortgage – housing crisis solved- Repay college loans – what a great boost to new grads 
· Put away money for college – it'll really be there 
· Save in a bank – create money to loan to entrepreneurs 
· Buy a new car – create jobs 
· Invest in the market – capital drives growth 
· Pay for your parent's medical insurance – health care improves 
· Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean – or else 
Remember this is for every adult U.S. citizen, 18 and older.

Remember, this plan only really costs $59.5 billion because $25.5 billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.”

To me, it looks like this guy has the plan that will work. Maybe we should forward it to our representatives. 
 Should the government be worried that we can’t handle out money, let us send in an IRS form indicating how the money was used and they (our government) can send each of us a form telling us how they used our money. After all, someone once said that “people do what you inspect, not what you expect”.