Apr 27, 2009

Sorry New York: Obama Did Not Mean to Scare You.

The White House apologized for a 747 giving New York a nice reminder flyover todayCNN.COM. What the press conveniently doesn’t want to say is what we all know; the White House represents the Obama Administration. People in New York are calling it “unsettling” and an “absolute travesty”.

There was no prior warning, even to city officials and then suddenly out of the clear blue sky comes a 747 flanked by fighter jets. I cannot even imagine the feelings that people must have had who were there on 9-11. I feel extremely sorry for them and complete disgust at the Obama Administration for their insensitive take on how the people of New York would feel.

Now, on the other hand, if I were a terrorist, this would be great news to me. I’d be thanking President Obama and his administration for desensitizing New York to low flying planes. After all, this time people were evacuating buildings and taking cover. Next time they may just think, “Oh, it’s the Obama Administration doing a fly over again.” The only problem is that next time it may be the little terrorist that watched today. My advice to New York, stay alert. Don’t let this deceive you in case our nation comes under attack again by cowards like on 9-11. I mean, good grief, what was the Obama Administration thinking? Next thing you know they’ll want to close Guantanamo and move all the terrorist to U.S. soil. I mean really, can you imagine that?

Apr 20, 2009

The Silent Growth of The Republican Party: Part 2

On January 14, 2009 I wrote an article here titled The Silent Growth of The Republican Party (Read it Here). Some that read it have since scoffed at my ideas that the Republican Party is slowly rebuilding and coming back as a major political force. Well scoffers, take a look now at what CNN.Com reported(CNN Story). It appears I was right.

It looks like a 7-point drop in people supporting the Democrats. This does not surprise me in the least. I’ve said several times that I wish President Obama the best of luck. He is our President whether I supported him or not. He needs luck, prayers, and support as President whether he is a Republican or a Democrat. I’m sorry for those hard-liners of either party who can not accept that, you need to because it is for the good of our country and in the end we are all citizens of the United States first and Republicans and Democrats second. On the flip-side of that coin a 7-point drop means people are slowing realizing that what we said during the drive for the White House was right.

The article calls the gains “negligible” and maybe they are, but gains are gains nonetheless. Remember, I said the Republican Party was silently rebuilding. I have also said on many occasions here that the party must rebuild at the base first and work the way up. To reinstate that again, I believe we have to start with our town, city, and county groups first to rebuild the party. I support the Republican National Committee, but guys and gals…sorry; you have to support the small party groups first.

So, what is a small party group? I’ll give you an example; the Miller County Republican Committee is a small party group. They meet each month; have elected officers, a web page, a budget, committees, and plans. That group has recently joined the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce to help promote ideas. They have had guest speakers, and more importantly they have grown. I myself have joined them in the last year. Through the Internet, they are staying in contact, growing, and rebuilding the party from the streets of Texarkana, Arkansas. Can this little group make a difference? You bet, by supporting local Republicans, we can build a foundation of Republican minded people. Let’s face the facts, what do all politicians want? Higher offices. So if we start by supporting a lower office, let’s say justice of the peace, constable, or judge and they win office. Next those same people may run for state senator, or even governor. Eventually those people run for the United States Senate or Congress. In the end by supporting at the local level, we are…let’s say it together folks… silently rebuilding the Republican Party. For now think small and grow. Oh, and by the way CNN, thanks for pointing out that our younger generations are waking up from the “Obama Nation” in the fourth paragraph with this statement:
"Most of the Democrats' loss of support has come among younger Americans," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "In January, two-thirds of those under the age of 35 said Democratic control of Congress was good for the country. Now that figure is down to 48 percent."

Apr 16, 2009

The Tea Party and What You Can Do

A lot of people ask, "What can I do about the problems facing America?" The main concern seems to be our move in the wrong direction to "spread the wealth around" or a more common term "Socialism". Well, here's the short of it. If you will consider doing at least two of the things listed below, you can start making a diffenrence:

1. Join your local Republican Party (usually a county or parish party group)
2. Join the NRA (sounds odd, but their lobby group is strong for your rights)
3. Join the National Republican Party (gop.com will get you there)
4. Contribute to your local Republican Party or National
5. Write, demonstrate and stand up for your rights

America may have made mistakes in Novemeber, only time will tell for sure. But one thing is for sure about the United States, it is never too late to change and it is never too late to make a difference. Why don't you do it today?

Apr 1, 2009

Republican Budget Bashed By Press

Reading the current media reports you would think that Republicans cannot even propose a budget alternative without it being bad. In fact, according to the press just about everything Republicans do is wrong. I hope they wake up before Obama-Nation leads us all down the wrong road. We need to look at the facts.

Fact number one, the Republican budget proposes tax cuts that George Bush put in place be continued. It further promotes cutting taxes due from those making up to about $100,000. That sounds good to me since most everyone I know falls well below the $100,000 line. Unfortunately, the press doesn’t focus on this; they focus on the tax cut for the wealthy (anyone over $100,000 or so).

Fact two, why is it bad to give people considered “rich” a tax cut? Consider this; cut the taxes across the board and everyone benefits. The old argument that the rich should pay more taxes just doesn’t hold. I’m by no means rich (remember, I’m well below the $100,000 line), but why should someone be punished with higher taxes for having more money? The press fails to notice that the cut is only by 10% from 35% down to 25%. In the big scheme of things that is not a big cut and again you have to keep in mind the question “why can’t everyone get a tax break?”

Fact three, most of the reports in the press fail to mention the corporate tax cut being proposed. Consider this, everyone says corporations are bad and that they get too much money. Wal Mart is bad, IBM is bad, Microsoft is bad, Apple is bad, U.S. Steel is bad, etc, but stop and think about this… how many jobs are produced by those “bad corporations”? Many people reading this may not realize that we once had shoe companies in the United States. That means that companies that made shoes were based here with people working jobs in plants making shoes. Higher corporate taxes in combination with cheaper labor overseas forced those “bad” corporations to go overseas. That means those jobs, sometimes thousands, were lost. I still remember one of the last U.S. Shoe companies, Converse. They used to be U.S. made, but are no longer due to higher corporate taxes. The fact is lowering high corporate taxes may help attract some of those corporations back to U.S. soil and thereby create more U.S. jobs for U.S. workers.

Sadly, the facts above will not be mentioned in the press. They will talk about all the so-called “bad” Republican budget ideas. Well here is a final fact to consider, no budget is perfect. The Democrats don’t have a perfect budget and neither will we, but the Republican budget is being brought to the table to be viewed and with the current economy everyone’s ideas need to be viewed and discussed for both good and bad points. Unfortunately, the U.S. press only appears to be looking at Republicans as the bad guys.