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Republican Party “Leadership”: More Useless Than Tits on a Boar Hog

Boehner And McConnell Address The Media At The Capitol

Pictured Above: Two of the most useless things known to man

By Gary P Jackson

Consider the much maligned male hog. A very useful animal whose inclusion of mammalian glands has been the subject of ridicule, and Southern slang, for generations. It’s become accepted fact that nothing on earth is more useless than “tits on a boar hog.” Friends, I’m hear to tell you, that after generations of learned discussions and scientific study, we have, in fact, found something that is not only more useless than said mammary glands on a male pig [generally considered them most useless things on earth] but to also dispel the notion that “tits on a boar hog” are, in fact, useless in any way.

First lets talk about pigs, then males, period [all of which are endowed with mammary glands]

Far from useless, pig farmers actually rely on the mammary glands of the domesticated pig to accurately predict the number of offspring that will be produced after mating said pig to a female pig. In fact, the number of teats on a male hog is said to be THE most important thing in hog production. The more teats the better! You see, it’s a very accurate predictor of how many babies will be produced after a mating. 14 seems to be the minimum number of teats desired, and it’s a 1:1 ratio of teats on the male hog to babies produced. [14 teats = 14 little piglets!] In fact the only useless males hogs, to breeders anyhow, are the ones with fewer than 14! Again, the more the merrier!

But lets consider the male mammal in general. Why would a guy need a mammary gland and what we are really talking about?: Nipples. Some would say “ appearance ,” which is true enough, but the real answer is timing.

According to scientists, in the mother’s womb all babies start out as female, and minus the male chromosomes, things stay that way. But it’s even simpler than that. You see, it’s a matter of timing. After the embryo is fertilized, and production on the baby is started, it takes a bit of time for all things to come together and determine what sex the baby will be. Meanwhile, the baby’s body, or “outer shell” if you will, is already developing, out of necessity. It’s simply easier for a baby, in the early stages of production, to be “fitted” in a manner which could accommodate a male or female, thus nipples on the male. There are other, more graphic similarities in early production, but you can go read a book to learn that!

BTW, automobile manufacturers use the same sort of production techniques!

Many autos, especially those with numerous options, are built to accommodate any and all varieties of a certain model, using block-off plates or having possibly unused brackets, as it’s cheaper and more efficient to build a car that can accommodate any option, from the outset, rather than having to add various brackets or have different fascias and such, for different models. Note this applies to less expensive models more than high-end luxo-barges.

Nowhere in automotive manufacturing is this seen than on your dashboard. Especially if you buy economy models that offer an upscale version. If you really cheaped-out and bought the “econo-maxx” version of whatever soul sucking appliance that sits in your driveway, you’ll find numerous block-off plates on your dashboard, or areas that can be punched-out to install more accessories. These serve two important functions, beyond not forcing the manufacturer to create numerous dashboards for each car line, thus making each car more expensive. These block-off plates keep you from having a bunch of holes in your dash, and serve to remind you what a cheap bastard you are!

The bottom line though is dashboards with block-off plates, like males with mammary glands, and most especially male swine, are VERY useful. Far more useful than ….

…. the Republican Party “leadership” [pictured below]

GOP clown-car

In fact, the GOP is so useless we should change the old saying “useless as tits on a boar hog” to “useless as the GOP” and do it now! In fact, while conventional wisdom says the pig and his predicament is the most useless, we can, with great confidence, say to you, absolutely NOTHING on earth is, or has ever been, more useless than the Republican Party “leadership.”

This isn’t a new thing, by any stretch of the imagination, and there isn’t enough bandwidth in all of computerdom to list the various ways the GOP “ leadership ” is completely useless, but here are some highlights [lowlights, actually] of GOP uselessness.

One only has to look to the 2014 elections, and it’s aftermath, to see what a complete failure the GOP “leadership,” and it’s consultant class, is.

The American people spoke loud and clear in 2014! Not only did the tell the GOP they wanted them to fight Obama and his vile Anti-American democrats tooth and nail, giving them a historic majority in Congress, they also gave Republicans across the nation, even in deep blue states, resounding victories. For the first time in modern history Republicans control the majority of statehouses nationwide. They have controlled the majority of Governorships for some time now, with that number growing in 2014.

The American people could not have spoken more clearly.

The results of this historic majority for Republicans? Complete and total capitulation to Obama and his democrats. Absolute unconditional surrender.


There were two HUGE things driving voters to give the GOP an overwhelming majority nationwide: ObamaCare and amnesty for illegal invaders. Every single Republican, including crapweasels John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, ran on a total 100% repeal of ObamaCare. Where are we? Nowhere. Many of these GOP clowns are now talking about keeping the “good parts” of ObamaCare, parts that, of course, do not exist. So much for serving the American people. The majority of Americans opposed ObamaCare from the start. Opposition was so strong it helped fuel the creation of the Tea Party. Opposition has only grown much stronger since. ObamaCare was “deemed passed” in the middle of the night, using an illegal parliamentary procedure, without a single Republican vote, and few if any, democrats even read the damned bill.

The GOP took the Obama regime to court, but never used the argument that “deeming” legislation passed, without an actual, lawful vote, is … in fact … illegal. This allowed the Supreme Court, thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts, to save Obama and his democrats, by simply declaring ObamaCare a tax, something Obama’s own lawyers had strenuously argued it was NOT.

BTW, had far left “republican” Olympia Snowe not voted for cloture, so as not to “stand in the way of history” it’s unlikely ObamaCare would even exist today. Satan, undoubtedly, has a very warm place reserved for Maine’s curse on the American people, when she finally leaves for the after-life.

So, as much as we blame Obama and his viciously Anti-American democrats, it was the actions of a beloved member of the Republican Establishment who is actually responsible for ObamaCare. Far more useless to Liberty and Freedom than tits on a boar hog!

BTW, if you aren’t up on ancient GOP history, when the socialists under FDR created Social Security, a good idea in theory, but fatally flawed in execution, the democrats again argued it wasn’t a tax, only to see the High Court not only proclaim it a tax, but contend it was a tax that could go into the general fund, and NOT in some sort of “lock box” only to be used for Social Security contributions and distributions. This in fact, turned Social Security, a noble idea as far as it goes, into the greatest Ponzi Scheme ever created.

Before you start the name calling, consider this:

In 1940, when benefits were low, and most people didn’t live very long after retiring, there were 42 workers paying into Social Security for every one retiree drawing benefits. By 1960, there were only 4.9 workers paying in, for every retiree taking out.

Houston, we have a problem!

As of 2012, there were no more than 2.8 workers paying in for every one retiree taking out, all this according to the Congressional Budget Office. Oh, and unlike 1940, when people routinely died at age 65, if not a little sooner, people now routinely live beyond the age of 80.

With all of the illegal aliens that both Obama and the bought and paid for GOP “leadership” are falling over themselves to give free stuff to [without these criminal invaders having paid in a dime!] were are rapidly approaching a turning point where more people will be taking money FROM Social Security than are paying in! This will, of course, mean the collapse of the entire American economy, something democrat extremists like Saul Alinsky and professors Cloward and Piven theorized would end the United States as founded, and lead to a new “ Utopian ” socialist regime. Obama has been following their playbooks to the letter, while the Republican Party “leadership” sits silent and cowers in fear.

Bernie Madoff is rotting in prison, serving a 150 year sentence, for a Ponzi Scheme a hell of a lot less evil and destructive than Social Security, as created by the democrat party, and allowed to continue by the feckless Republican Party “leadership.”

Now mind you, I think the idea of social security is valid, in a modern, vibrant society, even if some CITIZENS of said society may take out more than they pay in, due to disability and so on. It’s the WAY Social Security was created that is evil, as were the outright lies the democrat party told the American people [the same template used to “sell” ObamaCare] and of course, by allowing this evil, without a fight, the GOP shares the blame.


This man is far less evil than the democrats who created the Social Security Ponzi Scheme, and the Republicans who failed to stop it.

Now lets look at the other top concern of The American people: The 20-40 MILLION illegal aliens [not a single SOB knows the exact number] that are in our country. The Republicans have failed the people of the United States, and themselves, in numerous ways. The most egregious misstep is allowing the democrats to frame this as a debate on immigration, and not only allowing the democrats to use the term “immigration reform” but adopting the terminology themselves.

Lets get something straight right now. The question of illegal aliens has absolutely NOTHING to do with immigration.

Illegal aliens are NOT “immigrants” in any way shape or form. They are trespassers, criminal invaders. We have laws against this invasion, many laws. Of course, no one, IN EITHER PARTY is willing to actually enforce them. They’d rather play politics on the backs of these illegals.

Now it should go without saying, that illegals ARE people, and we wouldn’t be humans if we didn’t at least feel for them, on a basic level. BUT the law is the law. We have a LONG ESTABLISHED system for LEGAL immigration, as does every civilized nation on earth. The United States in the only nation on earth, thanks to corrupt, sleaze-bag politicians in BOTH parties, that would tolerate any measurable level of illegal alien invasion, let alone the tens of millions who live freely among us, with zero repercussions.

Of course, it’s worse than that. Thanks to the Anti-American democrats and the Bought and Paid for Republican Establishment™ illegals are now a protected class, who are actually treated better than actual U.S. Citizens, most especially military veterans, as evidenced by the VA scandals. While liberal extremists in both parties cry about “those in the shadows” and call those of us who want illegals removed from our country and our borders secured “racists and “xenophobes” illegals OPENLY protest, wear Obama shirts, and scream about the “Reconquista of the United States, the “retaking” of land they claim was “stolen” from them. Something they advocate by using violence if necessary, though they are accomplishing it, with the aid of democrats, by hurting our economy, and draining our welfare dollars.

Of course, using the logic of racist Hispanic supremacy groups like La Raza [literally, The Race] that would mean Mexico needs to give IT’S land back to Spain, who THEY “stole‘ it from, and then Spain would then be forced to dig up the Aztecs, and so on! That terrorist groups like La Raza are allowed to preach this BS, is a black eye on BOTH parties who bow at these groups’ feet. Of course, Obama and his kind actively work with the Muslim Brotherhood [al Qaeda] and other terrorist groups, without Republican “leadership” protest. And don’t forget, Republicans also refuse to address New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s LONG STANDING dirty ties to Hamas terrorists, choosing to attack and ridicule those who point them out, instead.

Sadly, as much as it seems so, the democrats don’t have a monopoly when it comes to siding with evil, over the American people, or decent human beings world wide. Liberals in BOTH parties are equally evil, with liberalism, not party, being the problem. Though, it must be noted the democrats purged absolutely everyone who WASN’T a far-left extremist, long ago. If only Republican voters could muster the energy and wherewithal to purge liberals from THEIR party! [which would mean removing the entire GOP “leadership“]

Allowing democrats to call illegal aliens “immigrants“, “ undocumented workers” and other such nonsense, is only the least evil thing the GOP has done.

You see, while the democrats are on the take from Wall Street, and those hoping to steal billions of dollars from tax payers, via various “green energy” schemes, Republicans are in the pocket of groups like the United States Chamber of Commerce, who want cheap labor, and never met an illegal invader they wouldn’t embrace. Who cares about the American people whose lives have been destroyed. Which is why the Republican Party “leadership” as well as every single prospective 2016 candidate, including the newest “conservative heartthrob” Scott Walker, have supported amnesty for a decade or more.

With nearly 93 MILLION Americans out of work, Americans who WANT to work, this amnesty the dirt bags in BOTH PARTIES support is nothing less than an act of treason against the United States and her people.Those supporting amnesty, in any way, should be dealt with accordingly. Sadly, all of this boils down to crony capitalism, something the Republican Establishment excels in!

It’s NOT just jobs though. It’s the human suffering. Illegals are often victimized by those who smuggle them here, though nowadays, it’s not hard to just cross over by ones self, as absolutely NOTHING will happen to you, if you do. The slave trade THRIVES because of our open borders, and the Republican Party’s co-conspiracy with the democrats.

But it’s even worse. IMMIGRANTS are subject to health screenings, and other routine checks. Illegals though, are not. Even all of those illegal children who invaded last Summer, many of them sick with exotic diseases, were secretly moved to cities all over the country, with little or no health screening. It’s no coincidence that we are seeing an alarming rise in diseases that were once considered completely wiped out in the United States and the rest of the civilized world. Deadly diseases that have claimed AMERICAN victims [all innocent AMERICAN children] in recent months. We can all, as humans, feel for the plight of the illegal alien, but it is BEYOND evil to subject the American people to potential disease, and even death, let alone lost jobs, to score political points. And the Republican party “leadership” is guilty as hell in this.

The amnesty shills, in BOTH parties claim we can’t deport the illegals, using the notion of not only how “inhumane” it would be to send the poor illegal back home, but the logistics of it all. Of course, it’s complete bullshit! The United States has carried out mass deportations before. When President Dwight Eisenhower took office, one of his first acts was to have officials track down and start deporting illegal aliens, en masse. These illegals weren’t taken to the border and given a pat on the ass, either! Many were placed on chartered ships. Hot, nasty steam ships, that took them to the State of Veracruz, near the southern tip of Mexico. Others were placed on equally hot and rough riding buses [this was the 1950s, after-all] and taken to Central Mexico. Nearly 2 million were deported, but the truth is, as word of these long trips got back to the rest of the illegals remaining, as well as renewed enforcement of the laws against hiring illegals, and so on, most illegals chose to self-deport. There’s no reason to think a similar program to Eisenhower’s wouldn’t yield similar results.

The Republican Party “leadership” joins the democrat party in calling those who simply want the Rule of Law to prevail, “racists.” In 2012 Texas Governor Rick Perry killed his presidential aspirations by calling those opposed to amnesty “heartless” Perry, a former democrat [who became a Republican at a time democrats became persona non grata in statewide Texas politics] has a LONG history of offering incentives to illegal aliens, never mind his tough talk when running for office. Jeb Bush, the darling of the GOP Establishment, has called illegally entering the United States an “act of love” by the aliens. Screw what it does to the people of the United States.

Of course, the useless Republican party “leadership” couldn’t be more wrong about the politics of it all. More worried about their invites to DC cocktail parties, and good ink in the New York Times than the integrity of the United States, they actually believe they MUST coddle the illegal aliens in order to gain Hispanic votes. Never mind that LEGAL immigrants, no matter the race or creed, are more angry about these illegal invaders than natural born citizens! This of course, is understandable, as LEGAL immigrants jump through hoops to come to America and WANT to be Americans. History tells us these LEGAL immigrants often become the very best among us! They often understand the American Dream better than we do!

Don’t believe me? Look at the 2014 vote in Texas.

We have a huge Hispanic population in Texas. And why not? Many Mexicans fought in the Texas Revolution, and wanted Freedom from Mexico’s version of Barack Obama [Santa Anna] as much as the Anglos! Winning two elections as Governor, George W Bush had set the high water mark for getting Hispanic votes at 39% overall. Rick Perry, for all of his pandering, Dream Act giving, in-state tuition hand outs to illegals, and so on, never got anywhere near the Hispanic support Bush, who neither pandered or got particularly tough on illegals, did. Of course, Republicans don’t exactly need their support, as Texans haven’t elected a democrat to statewide office in over 20 years. Candidates for statewide office generally win by 20 point plus margins. In effect, the GOP primary IS the general election.

That said, both Greg Abbott, our new Governor, and Dan Patrick, our new Lt Governor ran on a hard core, anti-illegal platform. It didn’t hurt that Abbott is married to a beautiful Mexican woman, Cecilia, and his Mexican mother-in-law appeared in ads telling Texans how much we were going to love having Greg as our Governor! None-the-less, Abbott ran on “no quarter,” if the federal government wont do it, we WILL, stance on illegals. He got 52% of the male Hispanic vote.

Dan Patrick, for his part, promised to do everything short of boiling illegals in hot oil! [Hell, even I cringed at some of his rhetoric!] He got 56% of the male Hispanic vote, a record. And Patrick ran against a female Hispanic democrat!

So much for the Republican Party “leadership’s” notions on Hispanics.

As I said at the start, the betrayals and ineffectiveness of the Republican Party “leadership” is almost as old as the Grand Old Party itself.

Democrats stand together, no matter what! Serial adulterers [Bill Clinton, every male Kennedy, etc] are heroes of the party. Want to get drunk, run your car off a bridge, and let your secretary/mistress drown, dying a horrible death, while you go home and sleep it all off? Have the last name Kennedy, and all is forgiven, and anyone who takes you to task and calls you a murderer, will be viciously attacked by democrats AND their allies in the media! Child molesters, traitors, and general dirt bags are all protected to the fullest extent by democrats. The ONLY sin for a democrat is to stray off the reservation and have an original thought. For this you will be viciously attacked by your fellow democrats!

Republican Party “leaders,” however, refuse to stand up and be counted when one of their own is viciously attacked, almost always with lies and distortions. And God help you if you’re an actual Conservative, because these Republicans “leaders“will join the attacks!

Case in point, the shooting of democrat Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords, and others, that left 6 dead and more, including Giffords, critically wounded.

While the victims lay bleeding, waiting on EMS, the usual suspects were already blaming Governor Sarah Palin and the Tea Party and their “violent rhetoric ” for the shootings. Marcos Moulitsas, publisher of the democrat party hate site Daily Kos was quick to blame Governor Palin for the “gunsights” she had placed on Giffords and other democrats “targeted” for defeat in the 2010 election. [a practice LONG used by democrats] As we reported at the time, in 2008, Moulitsas himself had a “hit list” of so-called “blue dog” democrats who didn’t tow the radical democrat party extremist agenda line 100% of the time. On Moulitis’ list with a BULL’S-EYE, no less, was Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords, who he “targeted” as a “sell-out.” By the next day this was a key element to getting at the truth of who the shooter REALLY was, and his motivation.

Also before the bodies got cold, another actor, someone who very much has blood on his hands in all of this, came out attacking the Tea Party, blaming them for the shooting: Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, a democrat. This vile attack really becomes stomach turning once you know the facts of HIS involvement in it all.

For their part, the Republican Establishment, in unison, hid, at first, then either attacked Governor Palin, or at the very least, her way of doing things, a common theme amongst these completely useless losers, to this day.

Of course, by the next day the actual FACTS surrounding the shooting, and the shooter, radical DEMOCRAT Jared Lee Loughner came to light. You see, Loughner, a typical democrat extremist, was motivated by the rhetoric of the DEMOCRAT PARTY leadership, that says no independent thought is allowed! While MOST democrat extremists DO NOT go out and murder on a routine basis, it should be noted that almost every single mass shooting in recent history has been carried out by a democrat, and blamed on the GOP, whose leadership cowered in fear, rather than fight back against the lies and hate.

The facts about Congresswoman Giffords’ assassin are thus: Loughner was a DEMOCRAT who had stalked Congresswoman Giffords, in person and writing, since 2007, long before all but the most politically astute among us even knew whom the hell Sarah Palin was, and, of course, before the Tea Party was even formed! So in no way was Loughner “inspired” by Palin OR the Tea Party! Oh, and the good Sheriff Dupnik? It seems Congresswoman Giffords had numerous restraining orders against Loughner, none of which were being enforced, and there were findings that Loughner needed to be locked up, for long term mental evaluation and treatment BEFORE the shootings.

Now no one can know for sure EXACTLY why Sheriff Dupnik refused to do anything about a known menace to society, and potential assassin, but we do know for a fact, that during this time, Loughner’s aunt worked for the Sheriff’s Department. You draw your own conclusions. At the very least, Dupnik is a degenerate liar, a common democrat trait, who KNEW the truth and chose to attack the Tea Party, and is culpable in the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords, and the deaths of six human beings, through gross negligence and dereliction of duty.

When the truth came out, Governor Palin did what she always does, and called out the lying bastards herself, calling the attack on her and the Tea Party EXACTLY what is was, a blood libel. The GOP “leadership” did what it always does when Palin defends herself and fellow patriots. They started attacking HER!

Again, all of the facts were known the day after the shootings, thanks to hard working Conservative bloggers. The Republican Party “leadership,” however failed to speak up and call out the democrat party for it’s hate and lies. As the GOP hates both Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, with a passion, it’s not hard to understand why these useless bastards said nothing. The problem is, of course, this allowed the democrats to paint the ENTIRE Republican Party as “extremist” and so on. The GOP would rather attack it’s own, siding with democrats, rather than defend fellow Republicans and protect the Republican brand. To this day, idiot democrats STILL blame Governor Palin AND Republicans for the shooting. Giffords’ husband is also allowed to continue the lie, without a single word from anyone in the GOP.

Now we all understand why the Republican Establishment fear and loath Governor Sarah Palin. The Governor is a proven reformer, something that dates back to her earliest days on the Wasilla City Council, when she took on her mentor [a fellow Republican who convinced her (actually begged her) to get into politics and running for office] over what she perceived as a conflict of interest. Of course once Palin became Mayor and was then term limited out, she was appointed to the powerful position as Chairman of Alaska’s oil and gas commission. It was here she uncovered massive corruption on several levels by numerous Republicans, including the Governor, Attorney General, and very powerful GOP Party Chair of Alaska. It was also here that she was threatened by all of the above, after taking her concerns to the Governor. Amid threats, Governor Palin famously resigned her high paying gig, teamed up with democrat Eric Croft, and as a private citizen, without any title whatsoever, saw to it the entire Republican Party Establishment in Alaska went down!

This of course would lead to Palin winning a landslide election for Governor, with the FBI still perp-walking Republicans off to prison months after she took office! In office, Palin passed massive reforms. This is why the GOP Establishment hates Palin to this day, and also cheered [some in private, some loudly in public] when Obama’s hand picked thugs in Alaska started carrying out their jihad against the Governor after the 2008 election. A jihad that was costing the state of Alaska millions of dollars, and led Governor Palin to do the only honorable, and intelligent thing to do, for the good of the state: Resign.

Republican “leaders” are very fearful of a potential Palin presidency, and it’s a certainty she would insisted on reforming Washington, and would have ZERO problem with taking out corrupt Republicans. People who put principle over party are the absolute enemy of the Ruling Class.

But what of the Tea Party? Yes, we know there are a number of angry former democrats involved, what we used to call “Reagan democrats ” and of course a whole bunch of independents, but by any measure, the Tea Party is the BASE of the Republican Party. The people the GOP absolutely MUST have on board if it ever plans to win major national elections. The Republican Party may be the only political party in human history to be stupid enough to consistently attack it’s own political base, more viciously, and regularly, than the opposition. The GOP is at outright war with Conservatives, and has no problem saying it.

But never mind the stupidity of the GOP “leadership” what of the Republican brand, as a whole? Most Americans don’t spend their days immersed in politics. Most get a few minutes of news a day. By NOT defending Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party, by allowing these patriotic Americans, whose only goal is a better America for all, to be attacked by the democrats, and labeled “dangerous” they are allowing the entire GOP to be labeled the same. It’s counter-productive.

Useless, stupid, or just so goddamned corrupt they’d rather remain the minority party, with their gravy trains intact, than actually stand for something, the results are the same: The GOP “leadership” is a real problem.

It’s not just with Governor Palin, the Tea Party, or the base, in which the Republican Party “leadership” proves itself to be totally and complete useless.

Lets Go back to the founding of the Republican Party.

As we know, the democrats were pro-slavery. The other main party, the Whigs, were very much like today’s weak-ass GOP. They gave lip service to the abolitionists, and other constituents, without doing much of anything at all. The Republican Party was, indeed, a third party that grew, and replaced the Whigs. [Some of us wouldn’t be upset if History repeated itself, as the GOP is now the modern day equivalent of the Whigs]

We all know the story. Abraham Lincoln became President, the first REPUBLICAN President, the democrats in the South seceded from the Union, and the bloodiest war in United States history was on. Lincoln Freed the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation, and democrats have been trying to rewrite the circumstances of that ever since! What many forget is, after victory in the Civil War, President Lincoln had a rather comprehensive Civil Rights bill he wanted to push through Congress. John Wilkes Booth took care of that, as did Lincoln’s successor: democrat Andrew Johnson, who immediately placed Lincoln’s Civil Rights bill in the old circular file.

Civil Rights were dead, elements of the democrat party created the KKK, a domestic terror unit tasked with attacking and killing Republicans, and it would take almost 100 years until action on Civil Rights saw the light of day again.

Meanwhile, progessivism [what we now call liberalism] and it’s notion of eugenics and “white supremacy” took hold.

The KKK, which wasn’t necessarily anti-Negro, unless they were Republicans of course, had been mostly wiped out, only to be reborn as white supremacists by “progressives” like democrat Woodrow Wilson, whose favorite film was Birth of a Nation, basically a KKK recruiting film, which portrayed blacks as savages and the newly named White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan as the saviors of humanity. Wilson showed this film to guests in the White House. It was under Wilson that the military, which had been mostly desegregated, was re-segregated. Wilson also had black federal workers fired, replacing them with white workers.

It wasn’t until after WWII Civil Rights was back on the agenda of an American President. We all know after a fight with the democrat governor of Arkansas, over the Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs The Board of Education, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower sent the military to Little Rock, enabling black children to finally go to the same schools as white children.

Eisenhower also introduced the Civil Rights Act of 1957, which set the democrat party on fire with opposition.

Supposed “champions” of Civil Rights, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson both voted against Civil Rights. Johnson also fought to stop the Voting Rights Act of 1960, another Eisenhower initiative.

While LBJ and the democrats now get credit for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the fact is, it was first championed by Republicans, while a majority of democrats were viciously opposed. Without almost 100% Republican support, it would have never passed.

Johnson only got on board after realizing a political opportunity to gain a voting block, the same reason Obama and his democrats want to legalize 40 million illegals [and all of the relatives they will bring in] today. There are several reported notorious quotes from Johnson on his Civil Rights support in 1964. Famously he reportedly said “I’ll have the ‘nigras’ voting democrat for the next 200 years.” He also reportedly said, of Civil Rights and other issues: “ Give the ‘nigras’ enough to shut em up, but not enough to actually make a difference” Which, of course, is EXACTLY what the democrat party has done for the last 50 years. LBJ also reportedly explained to a staffer on the occasion of appointing Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court: “Son, when I appoint a ‘nigra’ to the Court, I want everyone to know he’s a ‘nigra’!” Knowing how democrats today call Black Conservatives “Uncle Toms,” “Aunt Jemimahs” and “House Niggers” for having independent thought and rejecting the evils put forth by the democrat party, it’s not difficult to believe the alleged quotes attributed to Johnson are real.

We all know, with unemployment among blacks twice the rate of any one else, and poverty levels equally unequal, that democrats have successful exploited blacks for 50 years, on the strength of supposedly being the “champions” of Civil Rights, even though the truth of the matter is the exact opposite. Sadly, blacks are about to learn what happens, the hard way, when democrats find themselves a better group to exploit, with illegal aliens, soon to be allowed to vote … legally …. being the new “black“!

What does this walk through the vile and racist history of the democrat party have to do with the feckless Republican Party “leadership“?

Easy, from the beginning, the very passage of the Civil Rights Bill of 1964, Republicans allowed democrats, including racists like Robert C Byrd [a top leader in the KKK who remained in the US Senate, as a democrat, until his death in 2010] who fought Civil Rights tooth and nail, along with Albert Gore, Sr, father of noted global warming scam artist Albert Gore, Jr, to claim they support Civil Rights.

Weak, spineless Republicans allowed democrats to OWN the whole shebang, and have allowed them to rewrite history completely, including the outright bullshit myth of a party swap” that occurred [depending on which lying-ass democrat is telling it] in the late 1950’s, early 1960’s, or because of Nixon’s “Southern Strategy™” in 1968. [Because thanks to socialist LBJ the economy was in the crapper and even racists will vote with their pocketbook on occasion!]

With Nixon it was “the economy, stupid” as well as the democrats’ total mishandling of the Vietnam war, that gave him a landslide victory. [not that Nixon, a liberal, was worth a damn on either, himself] According to the myth, the people in both parties just somehow COMPLETELY swapped, with the Republicans becoming democrats and the racist, hate spewing, KKK loving democrats ALL becoming Republicans. Of course, it makes perfect sense that racist democrats, who opposed Civil Rights, to the point of violence and bloodshed, would suddenly become Republicans within weeks of the ACTUAL Republicans championing and PASSING the Civil Rights Act of 1964! It makes sense in the fantasy world democrats live in, anyway!

Now it’s one thing that the useless Republican Party “leadership” has allowed the democrats, the party of the KKK, Jim Crow, and Margaret Sanger, to proclaim themselves virtuous champions of Civil Rights, while claiming Republicans racists who want to bring back slavery, but the GOP Establishment doesn’t stop there. Oh no, when facing certain defeat from a Conservative in a primary, these clowns will JOIN the democrats in calling fellow Republicans racist! The latest example of this was 2014 Mississippi where Alzheimer poster boy Thad Cochran not only joined the democrats in calling his fine Tea Party opponent a racist, compete with accusations of being a member of the KKK, but also facilitated a massive illegal vote by democrats, who had already voted in the state’s democrat party primary. It’s illegal, universally, to try and vote in more than one party’s primary, during the same election cycle.

What this GOP does is allow ALL Republicans to be reliably labeled as racists. Never mind these same useless bastards are themselves labeled racist. These Republicans have proven over and over they’d rather fight Conservatives, the actual voters they MUST have to win national elections, than the democrats, who are hellbent on destroying the United States and all she stands for!

And speaking of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, and a “progressive” white supremacist, who called blacks “human weeds that must be eliminated,” is a bonafied democrat party icon. Every year democrats give each other “Margaret Sanger Awards,” evidently based on who helped slaughter the most innocent children at their abortion mills, that year. Hillary Clinton, upon receiving the Sanger Award in 2009, called the racist white supremacist her “HERO” Nary a peep out of the Republic Party “leadership“!

Contrast this with former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, a Republican, and former Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond, who saw the evils of his ways, reformed, became a Republican, and spent the rest of his life making up for his wrong-headed democrat thinking.

On the occasion of Thurmond’s 100th birthday, a milestone in anyone’s life, Lott made the rather innocent remark that Thurmond, who once ran for President as a segregationist, would have made a fine president. That didn’t mean either man was racist, or that Lott wished a return to segregation. It was just something nice to say to an old man who was greatly admired by colleagues in BOTH parties, who was not going to be around a lot longer. Of course, the democrats made quick hay of this, calling Lott and the Republicans “racists who want to bring back Jim Crow and slavery” their old stand-by talking points, never mind BOTH Jim Crow and slavery were democrat party programs.

How did the Republican Party “leadership” react to this vile, vicious, totally untrue assault on Senator Lott and the GOP, as a whole?

They did what they always do, they cowered and fear and threw Lott so far under the bus it wasn’t funny! The GOP “leadership” quickly forced Lott to resign, and it wasn’t long before he was out of the Senate for good. Forever labeled a racist, by both parties. It was, and is, evil.

Hillary Clinton, who called a woman who dedicated her life to eliminating the Negro Race, her HERO, faced not a single question or condemnation from the GOP, and despite the current e-mail scandal, and possible criminal prosecution, remains the front runner for the democrat nomination in 2016!

I could go on and on, but I think you get the general idea. When it comes to defending the Republican Party, the Conservative base, or the United States herself, and her people, from the evils the democrats and their moonbat base intend to visit on America, the Republican Party “leadership” is useless. More useless than tits on a boar hog!

And while it may seem a bit cavalier to compare the uselessness of the Republican Party Establishment, to an old bit of Southern slang, the cold hard truth is that by enabling evil, The GOPe is itself, evil.

The Republican Party “leadership” has consistently failed to protect the United States, her people, and even their own brand, from assault by lying, corrupt, Anti-American democrats.

So what is the remedy?

Either the Republican party “leadership” must go, or the entire Republican party must go, and go the way of the Whigs, destined to the ash heap of history, for if America is to survive, we MUST send liberalism, and the democrat party, to the deepest bowels of oblivion, or America as we know it, America as our Founding Fathers fought a bloody Revolution to create, will cease to exist, forever.

And you know what? When America dies, it will be the Republican Party “leadership’s” fault.

The United States Constitution and the Rule of Law is under direct assault and rather than doing it’s job, and fighting for America, the Republican Party “leadership” chooses to attack those who WILL defend America at any cost.

More useless than anything ever conceived, or just pure evil?

What say you, gentle readers?


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Daniel Horowitz: This Is Treachery


In light of last night’s election results in Mississippi, there is one question every conservative should be asking: how much longer can a party survive when its leadership is inexorably against the ethos of its base?

While Democrats harness their base supporters to advance the party’s liberal agenda, the Republican establishment works to undermine and disenfranchise its own base the minute they have pocketed their support in the general election. Now, after actively campaigning for Democrat votes in order to win against conservative Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, the GOP establishment has reached a new low in their treachery against those who embody the heart and soul of the party.

Based on the preliminary election results, it appears that the well-oiled campaign by the NRSC and Haley Barbour to turn out Democrat votes was more than enough to make the difference in last night’s primary. With roughly 60,000 more votes cast in the runoff than the primary, and an unprecedented surge in Democrat counties and precincts, it is almost certain that Chris McDaniel won the GOP vote while losing overall by about 6,400 votes.

Campaigning openly for Democrat votes in a GOP primary using issues and arguments contrary to the party platform is one thing. But the fact that they played the race card and ran mailers and robo calls in African American areas accusing their own party of being racist is downright despicable.

Hence, the NRSC and the GOP establishment essentially marshalled Democrat support to beat conservative voters in order to reelect an ineffective incumbent who is barely lucid and will very possibly never serve out his term.

Ironically, the establishment treachery on the campaign trail in Mississippi is merely a reflection of what they do in Washington. The GOP-controlled House has whipped Democrat votes to undermine and disenfranchise the GOP majority on numerous occasions over the past few years. Senate Republican leaders stood shoulder to shoulder with their Democrat colleagues and denounced conservative supporters of defunding Obamacare both on the Senate floor and in the media. They have clearly grown comfortable allying with their fellow career politicians in the Democrat Party than with those who in their own party who want government to work for the people again.

Throughout the primary season, GOP elites have accused the conservative base of helping Democrats by challenging Republicans in primaries. The reality is that we are challenging these people precisely because they work in tandem with Democrat and empower them in growing government. Yet, despite the acerbic differences and acrimony, the conservative base had always soldiered on and supported the Republican establishment candidate in the general election. Conservative were quick to do so with Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.

Now, the establishment has openly and unabashedly empowered Democrats to disenfranchise Republican voters in Mississippi by running on a platform of big government and playing the race card.

They may have the ability to continue fighting their base in the short-run, but no party can be at war with its base forever and succeed. It’s unclear whether the Republican Party will remain viable in the long term. But either way, these people will eventually be left without a home. At some point the base will either reassert itself or start a new party, and Democrats will not be there to help them in a general election. Live by the Democrats; die by the Democrats.

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Ted Cruz’s Secret Weapon for Cruz 2016

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By Isabel Matos

Is Ted Cruz’s dad a secret weapon in his arsenal to run for president in 2016?

After speaking with his son briefly, I was able to get some chat time with this very interesting Cuban American (and yes, he is very very Cuban. I felt at home speaking to him as I did listening to his son speak.) I limited the chat strictly to politics but let him know he is very popular in the Palin community-many who happen to be Evangelical. I will share only my impression on his take on the GOPe which interested me since I first heard of him at the RNC Convention in 2012.

Ted Cruz’s dad, Pastor Rafael Cruz, endured incarceration and torture in 1957 – two years prior to the revolution.  He endured this under Batista.  Batista’s party was called the “Partido Liberal” which could be considered the equivalent of the Republican party.  This “Republican” became a dictator through a coup d’etat on March 10th, 1952. There were no elections following that even though a half-hearted attempt was made before Batista’s second term in office. Because the constitution was not followed from the start, people were unhappy. The situation grew worse as violence and protests increased in attempts to overthrow his government. Ted Cruz’s father was politically involved at this time like so many. This part of history is fascinating as it is incomplete (maybe others have more information but I hope to get more soon). After leaving Cuba to come to the U.S. for opportunity and economic freedom, Castro’s army gained momentum while Batista’s popularity continued to fall. Fidel did not run on communism, but anti-corruption (this was backed by many because it was legitimate). Batista left a blood bath behind after he abdicated power to Fidel on January 1st, 1959.

I’ve shared some of my patriotic journey in the last three years, and continue to look for answers from my country’s history.  Since 2008 I have had my suspicions that something has been wrong in our party for years so I tried to get the pastor’s attention and had his ear when I called him “Reverendo”. We exchanged niceties; throughout the conversation we spoke in English and Spanish (it’s normal to switch back and forth and not remember what was said in what language).

Specifically I was interested in knowing what he thought of the comparison of the situation in Cuba which he experienced under Batista (without all the violence of course) to the one we have had with our current GOPe. I said we wouldn’t have gotten stuck with Obama had it not been for the GOPe in 2012 because Romney was there to lose on purpose. The family has not allowed anyone who does not have the last name of Bush to be a GOP presidential nominee (I whispered that it has been about Jeb 2016 from the start). That set off a spark in his yes and a very lively reaction. He nodded, his eyes rolled around with delight. He was not allowed to discuss it further at the event. He said it smiling and I thought he was being honest. I said that’s okay “esa reaccion me lo dice todo.” (your expression said it all). It really did. Time ran out. He looked over my shoulder for Ted, patted my back and darted over to where his son was. He’s a bit agitated and that constant protectiveness and almost adulation is very Cuban to me. It was a familiar sight. I said to one of my friends online there are many fathers like Rafael Cruz who happen to be patriots who sacrificed much for their children and keep them close all their lives .

I was in a sea of Republicans last night afraid to mention my activist issues with the party but I found Rev. Cruz’s natural response to my comments indicated to me that 1) we have a problem in the GOPe, 2) he is a great communicator/orator like his son, 3) he listens attentively but 4) he is unafraid to speak his mind or do what he has to do to defend his views. I loved his enthusiasm most of all. We need more of that in every state. I would love to see that kind of spark in more politicians or even activists here.

Miami has to have an awakening.

There were subjects off-limits in this event – notably immigration reform. That concerned me. We have a lot of progress to make because amnesty is being pushed through the church, the evangelical church is not exception. One thing can be sure, if Ted decides to run for president 2016, he has a great wind beneath his wings to do so.Ted’s dad is a charmer, but he is a fierce political activist and freedom fighter.  Tonight, I just want to raise a toast to this politically dynamic duo.


There was a beautiful prayer where Jesus’s name was invoked before dinner. The pledge of allegiance was recited and the national anthem was sung. That was nice.



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Must-See Clip of the Day: Republican Stupidity on Display Courtesy of Bob Corker. No Wonder We Are Losing.

If you have time, please still contact your Senator and a few more and let them know you want them to vote NO TO CLOTURE. That is the vote that counts on Friday.  This is just disheartening.  Some people make mistakes and correct them.  The worst mistakes are the ones that are not identified to begin with. I know we have a lot to choose from, but this one is a doozy.  Senator Corker tells Ted Cruz he is confused. I can’t believe Ted Cruz is the one criticized and these Senators continue to be re-elected for years. Tennessee, you have two who need to go!  Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.

The clip with the entire exchange on CSPAN (worth seeing in its entirety) http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4466242



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My Name is Whitney, and I Used to Be a Low Information Voter

by Whitney Pitcher


Hello. My name is Whitney, and I used to be a low-information voter.  I have been clean of low-information voting habits since the 2008 primary. 

I started writing this post about two weeks ago. In light of this post at Legal Insurrection today (which I encourage you to read) about low information voters and how we as conservatives should reach out to them , I thought I should finish it. I’m going to stray from my typical writing style with this post and get a little bit personal by sharing a  bit about my life politically prior to 2008. I don’t want this post to be about me, and I apologize if this post ends up being a bit long. I’m just a Midwestern rube with a blog. I just want to use my recent past as a case study of sorts.

I was born into a middle class farming family to conservative parents during Reagan’s first term. My parents were your typical Republican voters. They weren’t super involved in elective politics, aside from my mom serving as an election judge during most elections. Most of my formative years were during the Clinton administration, whom my parents didn’t particularly like. They even named one of our cats Clinton because, as my dad would say, “one more thing and he’s out!”. Clinton also happened to be our first black cat. I was involved in student government in junior high and high school, but I didn’t really pay any attention to politics at any other level, aside from once helping stuff envelopes for a family friend running for county board .

The first election I could vote in was in 2002. I voted primarily because my mom always said growing up, ” if you don’t vote, you can’t complain”. I didn’t necessarily want to complain, but I did feel like I should vote, even if I didn’t really know who I was voting for. I do remember voting for the GOP nominee for governor in 2002 primarily because my parents were Republican. During the 2004 general election, I was a senior in college. My political knowledge was confined to headlines in the school newspaper, brief news segments I would occasionally catch watching TV, and whatever my professors would talk about. Since I was a microbiology major, my professors didn’t talk much about politics, aside from a 20th century American history professor who spent a big chunk of each class bashing Bush about Iraq. In that election, I ended up voting to re-elect President Bush, and I voted for Barack Obama for Senate. The little bits I picked up about John Kerry showed to me he was a flip flopper, and I appreciated how President Bush handled 9/11 which happened during my freshman year in college. When it came to the Senate race, I was aware that the GOP’s original nominee was gone and they had brought in a candidate from out of state to replace him–Alan Keyes. I didn’t really know anything about Keyes, but I didn’t understand why the GOP had to go out of state to find a new candidate, so I voted for Obama. In 2006, I was getting a master’s degree in community health. Most of my professors sympathesized with universal health care policy, and me, being at the time, naive and easily persuadable, agreed. So, in 2006, rather than vote for Blagojevich or the GOP candidate, Judy Baar Topinka, I voted for the Green Party candidate who believed in universal health care as public policy. Plus, his last name was Whitney, and my first name was Whitney. I thought that was cool.

You don’t have to register with any particular party in Illinois, so when the 2008 primaries rolled around, I toyed with the thought of voting for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary because I thought it was cool that a woman was running. Ultimately, I decided to vote in the Republican primary and voted for John McCain, mostly because as a short, grey haired veteran in his seventies, he reminded me of my grandpa. I didn’t pay attention to the election again until Senator McCain picked Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate. I thought it was cool that he picked a woman, and I had caught enough of the news to know that she was a runner, former high school point guard, and a flutist (all the things I was too). I decided to catch her VP nomination acceptance speech on TV, and I was impressed. It was the first political speech that I had watched in its entirety. I started to pay attention to politics that election. I’d catch a few interviews or clips of rallies. I kept hearing this phrase, “energy independence”, but I had no idea what it meant. I began to learn more about Governor Palin’s record of taking on corruption and being fiscally responsible. She was the opposite of the Illinois politicians I typically ignored. She spoke in ways that made sense to me.

Following the election, I began to read because politics began to intrigue me. I happened to catch a segment on FoxNews that S.E. Cupp was on, and it highlighted her book Why You’re Wrong about the Right. She put aspects of conservatism into a language and a format that I could understand by weaving in cultural references and quotes from athletes. I don’t always agree with her now, but I’m grateful for that book because it spoke conservatism at a level that met where I was at the time. Now, I feel that I’m a reasonably informed voter who is now a political junkie. It wasn’t because Sarah Palin was well versed in explaining the nuances of the Fed’s interest rates or the geopolitical history of the Middle East; it was because she spoke of conservatism in concepts that were relatable in my everyday life.

In his recent speech at the National Prayer breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson noted that Jesus spoke in parables and how that was an effective teaching mechanism. I’m very hesitant to mix politics and religion, but I do think that if one is trying to reach people on an ideological level, be it with religion or with politics, relating those concepts to their audience’s daily lives and culture is effective. Jesus spoke to those who weren’t of the religious establishment be using parables about farming, fishing, and weddings.  Good political communicators– the Reagans and Palins–do the same thing. They use rhetoric that speak to their audience. This seems like a very basic thing, but it is important. Often it’s the most rhetorically wonkish politicians who get the most praise. They may be very smart, but their approach doesn’t resonate with everyday Americans.

It’s not just the language conservatives use that makes a difference. It is the platform that we use. This is what makes Governor Palin prescient with her use of Facebook and Twitter and for and her family’s involvement in TV shows aside of the political commentary. She knows as she noted in her interview with Breitbart following her decision to not renew her contract with Fox, ” we can’t just preach to the choir”.  It may be taking the GOP more time to see that she is right 99.9% of the time, but at least hopefully people are truly grasping it. We may mock Buzzfeed for having posts featuring 10 cats who look like Lady Gaga or the top 20 quotes from Full House, but low information voters eat that stuff up. It’s a part of culture now. This is why sites like Twitchy and Breitbart (especially Big Hollywood) are important because they push back against the cultural narratives, but they also engage the culture. There is a great opportunity for us to do even more though, as the Legal Insurrection post suggests, but we first have to fully realize that it is important. This doesn’t mean we abandon our principles. We must continue to embrace them. We don’t try to make a bigger tent by driving the stakes of the tent into swampy, unstable ground. That will only make the tent collapse, no matter how many people are inside. We make the tent bigger by making it attractive to enter, and for low information voters, this means that we meet them where they are politically and culturally. This does not mean all will choose to enter, but we do want to make conservatism attractive to them. Again, not by changing conservatism, but by making our message appealing.

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The John Does vs The Permanent Political Establishment

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By Gary P Jackson
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Sarah Palin has often said one of her favorite movies is the 1939 classic Mr Smith Goes to Washington. Directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart, the movie follows newly appointed Senator Jefferson Smith [Stewart] , a naive and idealistic young man. As the story unfolds, Senator Smith runs up against the political machine, massive corruption and cronyism.

Before taking office, Smith was the leader of the Boy Rangers a fictional group akin to the Boy Scouts of America. It’s his goal, as Senator, to create a national boys camp, a noble idea that turns into a battle. It’s a great movie that I firmly believe all Americans should see. Like all Capra films, it has a strong message.

It’s easy to understand why Sarah Palin loves this movie. Sarah is a proven reformer, having gone after questionable politicians since her earliest days as a member of the Wasilla, Alaska city council.

In a move that kinda mirrors the movie, after an unsuccessful bid to be Alaska’s Lt. Governor, Sarah, whose political star was definitely on the rise, was appointed by Governor Frank Murkowski as Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. This is one of the most powerful positions in the state. It was here that Sarah uncovered massive corruption at almost every level.

After uncovering all of this corruption, Sarah went to the Governor and demanded action. After being told to let it go, she told the Governor to either get something done, or she would go to the media with the facts. This, of course led to Murkowski sending then Attorney General Gregg Renkes, who was also neck deep in his own corrupt dealings, to pay Sarah a visit, threatening her with legal consequences if she blew the whistle.

In the end, Sarah resigned from her high paying gig at the AOGCC and took on the entire corrupt Republican Party in Alaska. The rest is history. The FBI would eventually get involved, and two years later, months into Governor Palin’s term, corrupt Republicans were still being hauled off to prison.

It’s easy to see why Governor Palin relates to the struggles of Senator Smith. She’s lived the movie, and then some!

For me though, it’s another Capra film that hits all of the right notes. Meet John Doe is a wonderful film starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. I relate to the film because of the parallels between the film and what is going on between the Republican Party and the Tea Party today.

Full Disclosure: I’m a huge Gary Cooper fan, something helped along by the fact that he was my mother’s favorite actor, and who I’m named after. And I simply adore Barbara Stanwyck. She is one of the greatest actresses ever to appear on film, and one of the most beautiful. As such, I love every film both of them made.

It’s interesting to note that Cooper and Stanwyck, as well as actors Clark Gable, Ginger Rogers, John Wayne, and Irene Dunne [among others] were members of The Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. Within Stanwyck’s online bio, the Internet Movie Database describes this group as “a rabidly right-wing political action group during the McCarthy-era ‘blacklisting’ period in the early and mid-1950s.” Wonderful actors and Conservative to boot. Good enough for me! If they were alive today they would likely be Tea Party members themselves. BTW, as we now know, MaCarthy was spot on!

Released in 1941, while America was still in shambles due to Roosevelt’s failed liberal policies, that turned a bad recession into what is now known as The Great Depression, the movie opens in the town’s newspaper office. The local newspaper has been bought out by oil tycoon D. B. Norton, deliciously played by Edward Arnold, and the first order of business is firing almost everyone, including popular columnist Ann Mitchell. [Stanwyck]

Angered, especially after being told to make sure her last column is done before she hits the door, Mitchell decides to leave a parting shot. She quickly types up a fictional letter to the editor in which a desperate, unemployed man, who calls himself “John Doe,” goes on and on about the state of the country, the political corruption, and the decline of the American way. As a gesture, this fictional “John Doe” promises to commit suicide by jumping off the city’s municipal building on New Year’s Eve.

Once published, the letter creates an uproar in the community. The new editor Henry Connell [James Gleason] summons Mitchell back. Connell figures the letter is bogus, and the town’s other newspaper is already saying as much. Ann’s a fast talker though and convinces Connell that his only course of action is to run with the story, as any admission that the whole thing was made up would harm the paper’s credibility. Mitchell then convinces Connell to hire her back, with a substantial raise.

It’s decided they will run an article asking “John Doe” to come to the newspaper office, and that they have employment for him. The thinking here is people would show up claiming to be “John” and they could pick someone to play the part. It works, as a long line of sad looking tramps parade through the office claiming to be “John.” Of course, none of these characters will do, but as luck will have it, an injured baseball player “Long John” Willoughby [Gary Cooper] walks through the door. Unlike the rest, the humble Willoughby doesn’t claim to be “John Doe.” He tells Mitchell and Connell that he just figured if there was one job, maybe there was two. The newspaper just found itself a sucker to play “John Doe.”

As it turns out, Willoughby is a good speaker, and inspires people all over the nation, when he goes on a nation radio show with his message, a message written by Mitchell. In an organic movement that mirrors the formation of the Tea Party, “John Doe Clubs” start popping up across the country, built on the ideals that Willoughby, speaking the words written by Mitchell, sets forth.

Seeing what he has, D. B. Norton starts outlaying his own cash to fund a national tour with Willoughby and Mitchell, and to help start up these “John Doe Clubs” everywhere. Norton also puts a plan in motion for a national “John Doe” convention.

There are several plot twists, and Willoughby starts having feelings for Mitchell, but we’ll skip past that. Besides, if you haven’t seen the movie, you simply must, not only because you’ll better get where I’m going with all of this, but because this is simply a damned good movie and I want you to experience it yourself!

Moving along, we learn that the kindly D.B. Norton really isn’t kindly at all. The oil man has bought up newspapers and radio stations across the country and plans to use them, as well as the now powerful “John Doe” movement, to launch his political career. It seems Norton has his sights on the White House.

The plan is for Willoughby, as “John Doe” to deliver the keynote speech at the convention, and endorse Norton for president. At least that’s Norton’s plan. Meanwhile Mitchell has actually bought into the “John Doe” movement and has written a wonderful and inspiring speech for the convention.

It all comes to a head when the newspaper’s editor, Henry Connell, gets wind of what Norton is up to and grows a conscience, though not before getting all liquored up. He informs Mitchell of Norton’s plan, and catches Willoughby before the speech. Willoughby then approaches Norton and tells him he refuses to go along. Norton informs Willoughby that if he doesn’t go through with it, he will expose him as a fraud to the world, and destroy him.

At the convention Norton has his union thugs placed throughout the audience, and newspapers pre-printed exposing Willoughby, just in case. He also has Ann Mitchell on lockdown, so she can’t blow the whistle.

It’s cold and rainy as Willoughby takes to the stage. His conscience simply won’t allow him to do Norton’s bidding. As promised, Norton’s union thugs start calling him a fraud, when he starts with the speech Mitchell wrote, rather than the one Norton wanted him to give, and newspapers magically appeared exposing Willoughby, conveniently leaving out Norton and his newspaper’s part in it all. Pretty soon the entire crowd turns on Willoughby.

Destroyed, Willoughby takes the role of “John Doe” all of the way to the top of the town’s municipal building on New Year’s Eve, where he intends to jump.

Much like the fictional “John Doe” movement, the Tea Party is an organic movement that got it’s inspiration from a man who was fed up. On February 19, 2009 CNBC anchor Rick Santelli, reporting from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, went into a well deserved rant about the corrupt dealings going on in the financial markets and called for a new Boston Tea Party. This rant, heard around the world, spoke to tens of millions of fed up Americans who would form thousands of Tea Party groups nationwide.

Though mostly without a formal structure, and no national leadership unifying all of it’s members, the Tea Party has become a powerful force in American politics. It didn’t take long for politicians to try and co-opt the movement for their own gains. For the most part though, Tea Party members turned out to be more sophisticated than the politicians hoped, and with only a few notable exceptions, weren’t fooled by the phonies in the least.

That didn’t stop the GOP from riding the Tea Party’s coattails into 2010 and historic victories nationwide. With the help of Conservative leaders like Sarah Palin, we saw the greatest nationwide political turnover of power since Reconstruction after the Civil War.

Of course, not everyone the Tea Party helped put in power stayed true to their mandate, and those who have are despised by the Republican Elite. You see, true Conservatives cannot be corrupted by Washington, nor can they be controlled by the party bosses. The more the GOP has tried to get Tea Party members to “play ball” the more resistance they have met. The Republican Party bosses want to keeps the status quo. They want to keep their little power bases and corrupt deals alive and producing. They want nothing to do with real reform and real reformers.

True reformers, like Sarah Palin, are attacked unmercifully by the Republican Party Elite. The last thing they want are strong, powerful men and women who, if elected, would dismantle the entire corrupt establishment machine. [in both parties] Something that must be done if America is to survive.

Since they can’t control the Tea Party, the Republicans are again imitating the movie, and have moved into the seek and destroy phase. Recently we’ve seen Speaker of the House John Boehner purge Tea Party Republicans from leadership positions in Congress, and his minions bad mouth the Tea Party to any and all who would listen. As you can imagine, the democrats, and their corrupt media partners, are loving it all, and reporting it breathlessly.

History is being rewritten, and losses by establishment hacks are now being blamed on the Tea Party. The GOP is blaming the Tea Party for all of the loses in 2012, never mind it was their standard bearer, Mitt Romney, who lost to the worst president in American history, and it was their candidates who failed to win 10 seats. Seats that would have put the Senate in Republican hands.

Now we have Karl Rove, one of the most despicable human beings in politics today, renaming his failed political action group the “Conservative Victory Fund” in an attempt to not only co-opt the Conservative movement, but stop the Tea Party as well.

As we reported last November, Rove’s group spent between $100 million and $400 million [depending on who you ask] on various establishment candidates. Rove had a 1% success rate. In comparison, Sarah Palin had a 75% endorsement success rate and America Grizzlies United [Organize for Palin] a group of Palin supporters nationwide, had a 66% success rate, putting candidates in office locally, statewide, and of course, in national office. Thomas S Schmitz, Chairman of the Board of American Grizzlies United, tells me the group spent less that $1000 total, the rest was just good old fashioned hard work.

No wonder Rove wants to destroy the Tea Party and other Conservative groups. They are making him look like the worthless hack he is!

Though establishment candidates lost big in 2010, and Tea Party candidates won huge gains all over the country, the Rove wing of the GOP love to bring up two candidates who lost: Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle.

The elites use these two ladies as examples of why the Tea Party is a failure and can’t be taken seriously. For the establishment, this is a twofer, because they can bash Sarah Palin at the same time. The GOP lies when they bash Sarah, and they lie about Angle and O’Donnell.

First let’s look at Sharron Angle. For one thing, Sarah Palin didn’t endorse her in the primary. She didn’t endorse any candidate in that race, as both her dad and brother had endorsed Danny Tarkanian. BTW, Mitt Romney DID endorse Angle in the primary, something the GOP Elite never mention. Now Sarah did endorse Angle once she was the nominee, but so what. Who else was she gonna to endorse? Angle lost because many liberal Republicans in Nevada backed Harry Reid. Plain and simple.

Christine O’Donnell is another matter altogether, and if anyone is to blame for her loss it’s Karl Rove. Yeah, she was, and is, quirky. But O’Donnell was sincere and had a real Conservative message, and no doubt would have made a good Senator.

As it was, you had George Soros’ boy, Republican Congressman Mike Castle, who only voted like a Conservative at election time, and voted like a socialist democrat the rest of the time, or Mike Coons, the self-proclaimed “bearded Marxist” on the democrat side. Quirks and all, Christine O’Donnell would have made a far superior Senator then either one of those two idiots!

Karl Rove didn’t quite see it that way. You see, Rove had dealings with Congressman Castle, and had hoped to further them along with a Senator Castle. As Michelle Malkin reported at the time, Rove had met with Tea Party leaders in Delaware and tried to convince them to leave his boy Castle alone, and NOT support O’Donnell’s bid for the Senate. As it happened, the Tea Party told Rove to shove it, and O’Donnell got massive Tea Party support from around the country. She won the nomination handily.

O’Donnell was still giving her victory speech when Karl Rove took to the airwaves on Fox’s Sean Hannity Show and proceeded to rip her to shreds. In Fact, Fox [and Hannity] allowed Rove to bash O’Donnell for three nights in a row. As you can imagine, the left ate this up, and their media partners reported it all breathlessly.

Had Rove kept his yap shut, we’d probably be addressing her as Senator O’Donnell to this day. We’ll never know. What we do know, is before Rove’s despicable attacks, O’Donnell was favored to win over Coons by a respectable amount.

Now Rove, along with the rest of the Republican Party machine has targeted Conservatives for defeat. It’s Rove and the GOP’s intention to destroy the Tea Party, and stop Conservatives from winning primaries. Never mind that Conservatives have traditionally won, where the unprincipled squishes the establishment is in love with, do not, and cannot.

This is where you, the American People, come in. It’s time to hold ALL politicians accountable. All politicians from BOTH parties.

As Conservatives, we have very few places to go. The democrat party has been taken over by Marxists. The party of the KKK, Jim Crow, and Margret Sanger is beyond redemption. Thing is, the party of Lincoln and Reagan ain’t much better.

Since the days of Barry Goldwater, Conservatives have tried to reform the Republican Party, and force it to live up to the principles it pretends to stand for. The only brief moment of victory was the Reagan presidency, but Republican Elites have been trying to erase Reagan’s triumphs since the day he left office.

So what are we to do? There are dozens of registered political parties, but none have proven viable. I think at this point, a real reformer COULD win the presidency as an independent, but then what? A president without a party would have both the GOP and the democrats doing everything possible to stifle any attempts at real reform, both parties hoping to get back in power quickly. It would be a frustrating situation.

How about creating a new and vibrant alternative? I’m of the mindset that the Republican Party has become just as morally bankrupt and beyond redemption as the democrat party, but for different reasons. I personally think it’s time for the GOP to go the way of the Whigs, the party it replaced.

It takes time and money to create a new party, and one would have to convince many solid Conservatives already in office to leave the GOP and join that new party. Can it be done? I don’t know. It would take a dynamic leader, and a solid message of real reform. Sudden, and relentless reform. The American people thirst for that message and no-bullshit leaders who would deliver on it. But is it really possible to start a new party?

One thing I do know is the Republican Party machine, with the help of the corrupt media, and much to the delight of the democrats, aims to destroy the Tea Party and the entire Conservative movement, once and for all.

The question is, are you just going to stand by and let them get away with it?

The final scenes of Meet John Doe have D.B. Norton and all of his cronies atop the city municipal building waiting to see if Willoughby will show up and jump. In fact, Willoughby does show up, ready to make good on his threat, after mailing off a letter exposing everyone and everything.

Norton greets Willoughby and tells him that if he jumps, his people are already down there, ready to grab his body, and bury it in an unmarked grave, and no one will ever know. It’s at this point that Ann Mitchell, who has broken free of her captors, shows up and begs Willoughby not to jump, and in tears professes her undying love for him.

Willoughby is dead set on jumping, when members of the “John Doe Club,” folks we’d met earlier in the movie, make their way to the top of the building where Willoughby, Mitchell, and Norton are. They are accompanied by Henry Connell, the newspaper editor.

These “John Does” all plead with Willoughby not to jump. They tell him they don’t care how it all came to be, that they believe in his message, because they have used it in their own lives, and seen positive change in their own communities. It’s then that Ann Mitchell, crying, collapses in Willoughby’s arms and he picks her up and starts carrying her toward the crowd of “John Does

In the very last scene Henry Connell looks at D.B. Norton
and says with a dare: “The people, you just TRY and lick ’em!


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They Are All Rhinos (with an H)!

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It has been explained to me millions of times: Rino means ”Republican in name only”, but I always wondered if the term had any relation to the French play I read in college, Rhinoceros.  After all, the image is used to depict that special breed in our party which many of us have grown to despise – those who betray the conservative principles they are supposed to stand on. Would it not be the juiciest coincidence in the world that the “Rinos” we know today – those who have turned against us, their very own, may have derived their name from the herd of “Rhinos” running amuck in a quiet little provincial town.

I decided to finally check for myself, and reread the play in its entirety.  What a difference thirty years makes (almost)! I absorbed most of it in one afternoon, and did so with a great deal of interest and a heightened sense of awareness, because of my intimate involvement in politics today. I was glad I did not use the Wikipedia to refresh my memory.  There is nothing like nourishing one’s mind or elevating one’s spirit with literature (or art), or savoring the nuggets of wisdom and pure genius first hand, in the original language, when one is overwhelmed by the depths of the crass and vulgar actions that politics reduces individuals to.

Rhinoceros was written in 1961, by avant-garde playwright, Eugene Ionesco, of Romanian-French descent.  Amazingly, its valuable lessons can be still be applied today; specifically, to the situation we find ourselves in, in our party.  You can decide for yourself if it is true.  My translated, summarized version of the author’s forward is followed by a summary of the plot and a brief analysis.

Rhinoceros is an anti-Nazi piece inspired by events in the late 1930’s; however, it is more importantly, against collective hysteria in general, in which epidemics hidden under the guise or “alibis” of ideologies are used for the de-reasoning of history itself.  If one notes that the lies of propaganda are used to mask contradictions that exist between events and the ideologies that support them, and gave reality a true, lucid look, it would be enough to prevent us from succumbing to irrational reasoning, and to escape from its vertigos.

The hero of the play, Berenger, is allergic to the invasion of “delirium and strange magic” that attracts his friends, colleagues and neighbors, which turns them into rhinoceroses one by one. He is saved from the fate of becoming one himself because he fights so adamantly against, but must deal with the uneasiness that comes from standing alone in resisting the “collective” storms.  

Ionesco selects as a protagonist an anti-intellectual, or simple man, to expose not only the absurdity of the systems that engulf, dumb down and eventually enslave others, but the so-called “intellectuals” whose pretenses include feeling like they know more than others because they have read a novel,  newspaper article, or two. They are among the first in the play to be duped and swept away by the forces of the absurd system which they themselves cannot identify.


The Rhinoceroses appear gradually in the play:  first in the public square, then at an office building, then in the neighbor’s apartment building, and eventually in the fire department, police station and other official areas.  At every instance, Berenger questions what it is that makes those around him change, and forces himself be intensely vigilant. He checks himself constantly for minor changes in the mirror, wears a bandage around his head to ensure he does let a horn grow on his forehead, and asks others to check him for any changes, too.  He fights against becoming a rhinoceros with his whole being.

The most dramatic moment in the play is the transformation of his best friend, Jean, who lectures Berenger about being a more well-groomed, cultivated and informed in the beginning scenes of the play.  Berenger, who is a careless drinker and a bit of a sloppy dresser, does not care much about this, but listens anyway and tries to become a better person just to please his friend.  He is not proud or pretentious.  When Jean’s views begin to evolve from a man of reason into a man of a new “reasoning” and mentality, Berenger is taken aback.

In this dramatic scene, Jean begins to identify with the point of view of an animal, the rhinoceros, reasoning that it is not as bad of an animal as people say, to which Berenger replies: As long as its mentality does not DESTROY our own!  Jean cannot tell the difference between the beast’s mentality, which is against man, and that of man’s, which is superior to animals, because of its morals, principles and values.  His inability to see the change in his own reasoning marks the point at which he starts to leave his humanity behind. He expresses a desire to follow the primitive order of things, citing all of the advantages of living by the laws of nature.  As his thinking reflects that of a rhinoceros, he scans for a swamp to head toward. He is completely oblivious to the physical and mental transformation that he is undergoing. It is Berenger, in disbelief, who points it out.

Every transformation that takes place makes Berenger question. He questions the motives. He questions the thoughts and actions that take place prior to the change. To him, each person fails to do something which turns them from being human to a being a beast, and he tries to figure out what it is so it does not happen to him.  Each person has an excuse.  One leaves humanity because her husband does.  She jumps out of a window, lands on his back and they ride off into the sunset.  Others follow the herd out of political spite, or even a dispute with their employer.  Most are caught off guard and do not see it coming.  They are too busy minding their business, or too focused on details, missing the greater picture of what is happening.

Berenger loses sleep, he is so preoccupied figuring out how to avoid becoming a Rhino. He wants with every cell in his body to be immune from the epidemic that is seizing those around him.  He is questionned for questioning what is going on. He is criticized, called obsessive and paranoid, and advised not to think too much or worry, that everything is fine. Nothing he can do or say will make a difference, they say. He just needs to “change with the times” and just “deal with things!” instead of trying to change them.  Berenger is baffled by the conformity and chooses not to participate in it or make excuses for himself. He RESISTS!

Berenger laments that more were not involved as citizens, saying that their fate, and the town’s, would have been spared by it. Theory is one thing.  Instinct is another.  When you are faced with a real-life situation you have to respond with passion and instinct.  Berenger’s last contact is with his love, Daisy.  She sticks by him until almost the very end, but eventually she leaves him, too, to be with the others.  Berenger does not leave with her despite his love for her.

No one sees what Berenger sees throughout the play. He is constantly urging others to see what he sees, and reminding them of what makes them human.  They don’t. They don’t heed his warnings either. He becomes so miserable being alone at the end of the play that at one point, during his monologue, he wishes he could join the herd, but because it it too late, he has made himself to be so individualistic and immune to the epidemic, and he is incapable of it.


It does not take a lot to see that we, ourselves, are in a fight for our own survival.  The main character of the play understood that if he joined the herd, the Rhinoceroses would eventually destroy him. He was not willing to do that.  It went against every fiber of his being to allow that to happen.  He stood alone in the end.  It was not enjoyable, and he paid a price. He is a hero because he sacrificed.  We must be like Berenger.

We must SEE what is going on, protect ourselves from it, and spread the warning to others so they can SEE, too.

The “Rhinos” in our Party are trying to threaten our existence. We are in their crosshairs, make no mistake!  I have been saying this since the first article that appeared in this blog, and since I founded GOPAYL, which is a great little group on Facebook, by the way.  Why are we a threat to them?  We are a threat to them because our party is no longer against big government. It panders to groups, not individuals, because large groups of people mean bigger government programs which keep them in business.  Do not ask me to explain the “power” mentality. I understand wanting the best for people who deserve freedom. Not evil.

We must defy them with our whole being and dispell myths, educate voters. We should get off Facebook (for one week), or incorporate politics into our conversations with those around us.  Talk to the gardener, your hairdresser.. the T-Mobile lady while you wait to have an issue taken care of.. whoever you can chat with about how it is great to be American, and what it really means. Mention big government like a member in the family who doesn’t go away. Urge them to see if our lives depend on it, why aren’t we fighting more? Let’s reach out to reasonable people. It takes time and practice, but we must do it.

Let’s be lucid, fierce and focused, and continue watching for those slight digressions in language, or inconsistencies I call symptoms of rhinoceritis!  If you’re for the Tea Party, and you are against amnesty, but you support candidates who are pushing it, you could be a Rhino! Saying “It’s not amnesty” is no excuse for supporting what you are really against. Let’s be honest with ourselves. Rand Paul has also said “The party has to evolve and adapt”.. Evolve into what? We must become immune to having things two ways.  If we say we are conservative, then let’s not support candidates who are not acting like conservatives.

Let’s continue writing articles, speaking up for ourselves, speaking out against the Rhinos who see us as the threat. We know who they are.  If we are afraid to pay the price it takes, or sacrifice, we will end up relinquishing power to those who seek to end us.

The left is full of Rhinos who don’t reason, see or question, but our party is full of Rhinos who don’t reason see or question either. Neither party wants you to see or question.  To be a good Republican you must do as you are told.  Talking with the establishment is like talking to a wall, or running into one.  If they do not agree with you, you are extreme, irrational or intolerant, all of which they happen to be.  If you expose their true intentions, or tell the truth to others, they marginilize and disrespect you.  Just today the Hispanic Leadership Network banned me from posting comments about Immigration Reform.

Again, our GOP establishment in Washington has been defiant with us. We must be pernicious and push back. It’s tiring, but it is the only way to ensure a win. We send representatives to Washington to keep true to the principles that represent us, not to turn on us.  When they gradually start to see things not from our point of view anymore, but from those who are against us, they leave behind their humanity bit by bit, and take on the mentality of political animals, self-unaware of the transformation, just like Jean in the play.  We react by getting angry, justifiably so.  Don’t stop Resisting!  The Democrats and the Republican are both against us.

They are all Rhinos!


There is no window of opportunity to succeed without the input of reasonable, ordinary every day people who have no pretensions or airs, who see things that the so-called experts don’t see, who are not like the “Rhinos” in our establishment who put up walls, and who don’t reason.  This is how we will be America again.

If our politicians stay close to the people, and hold on to the principles we believe in, they will spare themselves of being transformed into Rhinos. There is only one extraordinarily ordinary individual who is loved for being one of “us”, the people, and she has been in the crosshairs of our party, like us. It’s war. I am moved every time I see this comment from a member: “Our Future President just hanging out with the common folk. No pretense.. not fake.” (L. Luerssen)sarah palin cooking hot dog

We must protect our treasure.. the “common folk”.. the People.. not just for this party’s, but this country’s own self-preservation. It is not selfish to self-preserve.


I am almost sure “Rino” was not really derived from the “Rhinos” in the play, but after rereading the play, the term sure does fit to me!I


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If the GOPe Were Smart They Would Beg Gov. Palin to Come Back Into the Room

By Stacy Drake

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But this is the “stupid party” we’re talking about, so I won’t hold my breath.

In the wake of the disastrous 2012 election results, there has been a lot of discussion on the right regarding the GOP’s apparent “message” problem. Much of the conversations has focused on immigration issues as a way to bring in new voters. Recently, Charles Krauthammer wrote:

’ve always been of the “enforcement first” school, with the subsequent promise of legalization. I still think it’s the better policy. But many Hispanics fear that there will be nothing beyond enforcement. So, promise amnesty right up front. Secure the border with guaranteed legalization to follow on the day the four border-state governors affirm that illegal immigration has slowed to a trickle.

Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy on the road to 2016. It would transform the landscape. He’d win the Hispanic vote. Yes, win it. A problem fixable with a single policy initiative is not structural. It is solvable.

It’s going to take much more than that to solve the current issues the GOP has with voters. You can’t pander to one racial demographic and think that will solve all of your problems. The predicament that they find themselves in goes much deeper than a single issue, and it’s based primarily on trust. According to an election night survey released by Breitbart News, Judicial Watch, and Public Opinion Strategies:

Voters’ responses suggest that the American public agrees with conservative policies–but does not trust the Republican Party to implement them.

For example, voters dislike big government, with 71% agreeing (and 49% strongly agreeing) that: “The larger the size of government the more opportunities it creates for possible corruption.” In addition, 85% of voters said they were concerned about corruption in Washington, and 53% described themselves as “very concerned.”

Yet voters do not trust Republicans more than Democrats to deal with corruption. Only 34% said Republicans would do a better job of cleaning up corruption; 37% said Democrats would. That is an indictment of the permanent political class, regardless of party. And despite the President’s talk of cleaning up Washington, his party is not viewed as better able to do so.

So, the Democrats share much of the same issue with voters regarding corruption, but they’re able to squeak enough votes each cycle because they have more credibility on other matters. Here’s a thought. How about for starters, the GOP stop selling out their principles and try to gain some trust back with that 71% who dislike big government? And how does either party address the 85% of voters who are concerned about corruption in Washington, when both of them are compromised in that area? Considering all of the money wasted in Washington on cronies and corruption, these concerns by the vast majority are extremely legitimate.

As I watched the debate go back and forth on the GOP’s message problem after the election, an article written by Anand Giridharadas back in 2011 titled “Some of Sarah Palin’s Ideas Cross the Political Divide” came to mind. In it, he wrote:

[S]omething curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa…

She made three interlocking points. First, that the United States is now governed by a “permanent political class,” drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people. Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called “corporate crony capitalism.” Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).

In supporting her first point, about the permanent political class, she attacked both parties’ tendency to talk of spending cuts while spending more and more; to stoke public anxiety about a credit downgrade, but take a vacation anyway; to arrive in Washington of modest means and then somehow ride the gravy train to fabulous wealth. She observed that 7 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the United States happen to be suburbs of the nation’s capital.

Her second point, about money in politics, helped to explain the first. The permanent class stays in power because it positions itself between two deep troughs: the money spent by the government and the money spent by big companies to secure decisions from government that help them make more money.

Do you want to know why nothing ever really gets done?” she said, referring to politicians. “It’s because there’s nothing in it for them. They’ve got a lot of mouths to feed — a lot of corporate lobbyists and a lot of special interests that are counting on them to keep the good times and the money rolling along.”

Because her party has agitated for the wholesale deregulation of money in politics and the unshackling of lobbyists, these will be heard in some quarters as sacrilegious words.

Ms. Palin’s third point was more striking still: in contrast to the sweeping paeans to capitalism and the free market delivered by the Republican presidential candidates whose ranks she has yet to join, she sought to make a distinction between good capitalists and bad ones. The good ones, in her telling, are those small businesses that take risks and sink and swim in the churning market; the bad ones are well-connected megacorporations that live off bailouts, dodge taxes and profit terrifically while creating no jobs…

This is not the capitalism of free men and free markets, of innovation and hard work and ethics, of sacrifice and of risk,” she said of the crony variety. She added: “It’s the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest — to the little guys. It’s a slap in the face to our small business owners — the true entrepreneurs, the job creators accounting for 70 percent of the jobs in America.

Keep in mind that Sarah Palin was told to “leave the room” by none other than Charles Krauthammer, back in 2009. Yet now he tells the Republican Party that in order for it to save it’s hide, they must reward lawbreakers and anoint a man as leader who has engaged in illegally soliciting foreign donations, just as President Obama has also done.

That is not the answer. The answer for the GOP is to clean up its own act and address the real concerns of the majority of Americans, regardless of political affiliation. They can start by not shunning the members of their own party who have the credibility to speak on such matters. Reform in Washington is a winning message and has the potential to bring in voters from nearly every racial, gender, and economic demographic in the country.

It isn’t too late for the Republican Party to jump on board, but time is ticking. American voters need a true opposition party to the big-government, tax and spend, corruption plagued Democrats. The GOP establishment would do themselves and the country a favor by allowing people into the room who can credibly push for reform, and by ceasing their own practices of big-government corruption.

Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

Publisher’s Note” in case you missed it, here is the Indianola, Iowa speech Stacy references. This is what real leadership looks like. The Geniuses of the GOP™ should take note:

And of course, the she stuck around to meet the people:


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Ted Cruz: Republican Party Needs to do a Better Job of Articulating it’s Values to Voters

By Gary P Jackson

Ted Cruz talked to Neil Cavuto on Wednesday. Ted is one of the very few bright spots in these very dark times. Ted and Neil talk about the need for better articulation of values by the GOP leadership, as well as tax policy.

Cruz is so right on outreach. Texas has a huge Hispanic population and most are Conservative in their personal lives. But that’s true for Hispanics nationwide. The same can be said of blacks. Most live very Conservative lifestyles, and yet, they continually vote against their own best interests. That speaks to around 50 years of failure by the Republican Party to defend itself against lies and slander from the democrat party.

Poll after poll, for decades on end, have shown that Conservatives are, by far, the largest group of people in America, and yet, the nation just re-elected the most anti-Conservative, radical Marxist, ever to even attempt to hold public office in America. That’s not America’s fault, it’s the failure of the Republican Party to protect the brand. A total and complete failure.

Video courtesy SarahNet.


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Sarah Palin–the Galileoan Expo Eraser

by Whitney Pitcher

Since Deb Fischer won the Nebraska Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, the discussion of the power or intent of Governor Palin’s endorsement has been discussed by many in the media. Some have tried to pass off Fischer’s win as the result of the fact that her opponents turned their guns on each other, and she escaped unscathed.  In other words, Governor Palin’s endorsement had little to do with the victory. The folks at Breitbart, and even some at the New York Times, have recognized the power of Governor Palin’s endorsement.  Heck, even, Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post, gave some backhanded credit to Governor Palin for Fischer’s win. However, there are those who are questioning not only the power of Palin’s endorsement, but the intent. They are trying to imply that Governor Palin primarily endorsed Fischer because she is a woman, when so much of the support for Fischer extended far beyond that.

It’s easy to recognize with Deb Fischer’s win that Governor Palin endorsement played a big role in  Fischer’s campaign, alongside a big grassroots effort in Nebraska. This is the kind of boost that Governor Palin provided that helped Nikki Haley win her gubernatorial primary in 2010.  Governor Palin’s endorsement is powerful, but it isn’t solely about getting the candidate over the top to win. It’s about changing the way the game is played. It is not about gender, though Governor Palin definitely wants to see more conservative women in politics. Remember too that Governor Palin endorsed Rick Perry over Kay Bailey Hutchison and Deb Medina in the Texas gubernatorial primary and Joe Miller over Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Senate primary in 2010. Really, those two endorsements tell quite a bit of the story when it comes to the meaning of her endorsements.

When Governor Palin released her congratulatory note about Deb Fischer’s victory, she noted:

As recently as a week ago, Deb Fischer was dismissed by the
establishment. Why? Because she is not part of the good old boys’
permanent political class. The message from the people of Nebraska is
simple and powerful: America is looking for real change in Washington,
and commonsense conservatives like Deb Fischer represent that change.

This is what Governor Palin’s endorsements are about–real change and ridding Washington (or the state halls) of the permanent political class.This is not better seen than her recent endorsement of Richard Mourdock in Indiana to replace veteran Senator Dick Lugar, nor in her endorsements opposite the Bush endorsed Kay Bailey Hutchison and coattail riding Lisa Murkowski. While many questioned her 2010 support for Christine O’Donnell, her intention was to send a message to the Establishment and to the permanent political class–which extends beyond those who hold political office. The message echoes Reagan’s — “those voices don’t speak for the rest of us”.  Suffice to say, Governor Palin is the Expo eraser to Karl Rove’s dry erase board. It’s about the principles of the party, not the party itself. While the Roves of the GOP want the tent to get bigger, the Palins of the GOP want to ensure that the tent–no matter its size– has its stakes driven into solid enough ground that it won’t collapse.

It’s not solely about opposition to Rovian-Schmidtism political strategy though. Governor Palin views politics and policy in a way that very few in politics do– both politics and policy must revolve around the people, not the party. Governor Palin recognizes that politics is not just a battle between right and left; it’s a vertical battle between top and bottom–both within the party structure and as a matter of policy. Governor Palin is the political Galileo ( with Ronald Reagan as Copernicus). You may recall that Galileo was an astronomer who pursued the ideas Copernican  heliocentrism–the concept that the earth revolved around the sun, rather than the other way around. The Catholic church declared him a heretic and put him under house arrest where he continued his work, and of course, he was eventually proven right. This Galileo-Palin comparison may not be perfect in its entirety, but it shows an important point. Those in the permanent political class wish to believe that all political power revolves around them, when it really revolves around the people–the people who vote, not those who pontificate. The same concept is true for policy. The big government views of the Left and the “pro business” views espoused by many in the GOP think that government exists to do things for the people or for businesses. Governor Palin is pro market. Who is empowered in a pro market economy? The consumers (the people). The people determine whether or not a business fails or succeeds by their purchasing power–not by the special loans of the big government Left or the special tax breaks of the pro-business GOPers, but of the the Galileoan pro-marketers.

This is what makes Governor Palin’s speech in Iowa late last summer so compelling. She laid out a vision of a pro market economy–no corporate taxes, but no corporate welfare, no special tax breaks or subsidies either. In other words, let the people decide what business fail or succeed by their purchasing power. Also, as Governor Palin wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, echoing Peter Schweizer’s book Throw Them All Out,  let there be no more crony capitalism and no more special treatment of politicians. This is the very thing that Deb Fischer espouses too. If you look at her campaign website, Fischer notes specifically “reform Congress and Washington D.C.” as one of her policy plans. As example, Fischer mentions some of the very same things in this policy plank that Governor Palin did in her WSJ op-ed:

Tighter Ethics Laws

  • Prohibit Members of Congress and federal employees from trading
    stocks based on information obtained on the job that is not publicly
  • Prohibit Members of Congress, their staffs and federal employees from disclosing nonpublic information for investment purposes.
  • Prohibit Members of Congress, their staffs and federal employees
    from purchasing land based on inside information that is not public
  • Require Members of Congress to be subject to the same laws and privileges as every citizen of the United States.

This brings everything full circle. Whether it’s an endorsement or policy driven speech, Governor Palin’s influence is powerful and so is her impact on ridding the political system of the permanent political class and replacing it with what the Founders stated at the very beginning-“-We the People”.


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