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Meanwhile in Minnesota

February 4, 2009

Republican Norm Coleman won a court case in the razor thin margin election there between him and democrat Al Franken (of the failed leftist Err America radio experiment) for the state’s senate race.

Nearly 5,000 rejected absentee ballots are now going to be counted. As you remember, getting absentee ballots, in particular, the absentee ballots of men and women serving in the US Military, thrown out on legal technicalities was a cornerstone of Algore’s attempt to steal the Florida election back in 2000.

Coleman was attempting to get 11,000 rejected absentee ballots counted. Franken’s attorneys fought to have nearly all the ballots thrown out.

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I didn’t think the questions where that hard.

November 21, 2008

…but again, I didn’t vote for our Dear Leader.


You Should Be Allowed to Vote


You got 15/15 questions correct.

Generally speaking, you’re very well informed.

If you vote this election, you’ll know exactly who (and what) you’ll be voting for.

You’re likely to have strong opinions, and you have the facts to back them up.

Should You Be Allowed to Vote?

HT to Ala

How Barack Hussein Obama got elected

November 18, 2008

More details over at Hot Air:

  • 57.4 could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
  • 81.8 could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
  • 82.6 could NOT correctly say that Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
  • 88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
  • 56.1 % could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).And yet…..
  • Only 13.7% failed to identify Palin as the person their party spent $150,000 in clothes on
  • Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
  • And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

So, as I pointed out before, the democrats were able to get a message of hate and fear out, but not their agenda. My theory is that liberal democrats really don’t want people to really think about their agenda before they vote.

The utter cluelessness of these Obama supporters is rather scary. It also could spell trouble for Obama. When he starts doing what he said he would do, his supporters will be upset that he isn’t doing what they thought he would do.

Keep in mind that these are not just carefully selected clips to make Obama supporters look foolish, they are accurate representative samples as shown by polling.

Update: by way of Instapundit, “It’s worth noting that the Obama voters in Zogby’s sample were 97 percent high school graduates and–rather shockingly–55 percent college graduates. It’s almost enough to make you wonder about the future of democracy.”

Good News from Minnesota

November 18, 2008

The Minnesota Canvassing Board has certified the election results and declared Norm Coleman the winner.

Al Franken refuses to live in the reality of rational, thinking adults, and is trying to hold up the democratic process so a few hundred more votes can be generated out of thin air.

Let us Review…

November 11, 2008

Obama has a long list of promises. It will be interesting to check back 100 days after January 20, 2009.

Taxes

• Give a tax break to 95% of Americans.

• Restore Clinton-era tax rates on top income earners.

• “If you make under $250,000, you will not see your taxes increase by a single dime. Not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes. Nothing.”

• Dramatically simplify tax filings so that millions of Americans will be able to do their taxes in less than five minutes.

• Give American businesses a $3,000 tax credit for every job they create in the U.S.

• Eliminate capital gains taxes for small business and startup companies.

• Eliminate income taxes for seniors making under $50,000.

• Expand the child and dependent care tax credit.

• Expand the earned income tax credit.

• Create a universal mortgage credit.

• Create a small business health tax credit.

• Provide a $500 “make work pay” tax credit to small businesses.

• Provide a $1,000 emergency energy rebate to families.

Energy

• Spend $15 billion a year on renewable sources of energy.

• Eliminate oil imports from the Middle East in 10 years.

• Increase fuel economy standards by 4% a year.

• Weatherize 1 million homes annually.

• Ensure that 10% of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012.

Environment

• Create 5 million green jobs.

• Implement a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

• Get 1 million plug-in hybrids on the road by 2015.

Labor

• Sign a fair pay restoration act, which would overturn the Supreme Court’s pay discrimination ruling.

• Sign into law an employee free choice act — aka card check — to make it easier for unions to organize.

• Make employers offer seven paid sick days per year.

• Increase the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2009.

National security

• Remove troops from Iraq by the summer of 2010.

• Cut spending on unproven missile defense systems.

• No more homeless veterans.

• Stop spending $10 billion a month in Iraq.

• Finish the fight against Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaida terrorists.

Social Security

• Work in a “bipartisan way to preserve Social Security for future generations.”

• Impose a Social Security payroll tax on incomes above $250,000.

• Match 50% of retirement savings up to $1,000 for families earning less than $75,000.

Education

• Demand higher standards and more accountability from our teachers.

Spending

• Go through the budget, line by line, ending programs we don’t need and making the ones we do need work better and cost less.

• Slash earmarks.

Health care

• Lower health care costs for the typical family by $2,500 a year.

• Let the uninsured get the same kind of health insurance that members of Congress get.

• Stop insurance companies from discriminating against those who are sick and need care the most.

• Spend $10 billion over five years on health care information technology.

HT to but, that’s just my opinion.

On the election

November 9, 2008

The Republicans got their ass kicked, and they deserved it.
The Republican party spent the last eight years kicking their conservative base, and any Libertarians who were leaning toward them, in the teeth.
You can say a lot of things about GW Bush, calling him a fiscal Conservative isn’t one of them.

Given that, John McCain got 48% of the popular vote. Remember kids, Bill Clinton at his best, never got more than 48%.

One of the key reason the Republicans got that much is Gov. Sarah Palin.
She appealed to the Conservative base in a way that Senator McCain could not.

One of the best indicators of how popular Gov. Palin (the most popular governor in America) is with the conservative base, is how much effort the DNC/MSM spent on trying to discredit her.

Personally, I think Sen. Stevens should resign, and Gov. Palin should take his seat.

The 2012 race has already started for Republicans. Before we close the book on the 2008 election, let us remember that Barak Obama barely got over 50% of the vote. That is no mandate. The US electorate is still deeply divided. Despite this, the Reid, Obama & Pelosi triumvirate will try to ram an extreme far left political agenda down the throats of a divided American people. It is the duty of the Republican minority to oppose that agenda with every means possible. In other words, they should give Obama all the support the democrats gave President George W. Bush.

Obama’s bar is set really high

November 9, 2008

The latest installment in just what Obama supporters (in some cases, actual worshipers) expect from him.

He can try to spin expectations down, but these folks are expecting their mana from Heaven in a lot sooner than one hundred days.

The Honeymoon is over

November 6, 2008

The supporters of the “Lightgiver” wants their “Hope and Change” and they want it now.

Peggy wants Barack to make her mortgage go away and pay for her gas.

The Watermelons want Barak to make the evil coal and nuclear plants go away.

Barack’s “volunteer” get out the vote workers want their money, and they want it now!.

The 95% of American workers you promised a tax cut to want their money too. Especially the 40% who don’t pay any federal income tax! (…and some of them are in for a surprise when Barak and the democrats in control of congress kill the GW Bush across the board tax cuts and they find themselves paying federal income tax again.)

Reality check. How are you going to pay for this? Congressman Barney Frank (democrat) and his buddies “rolled the dice” on the US economy and rolled snake eyes.

Let’s take a look at that first step toward “Hope and Change”, the selection of Clintonite Rahm Emanuel as your chief of staff. Another former Clintonite Paul Begala, a smart guy, and utter and complete lying weasel, but a smart guy, calls Enamuel’s style a “cross between a hemorrhoid and a toothache.”

Barak is already trying to lower expectations, but somehow I don’t see the far left, some of which view him as an “enlightened being” (I shit you not), being very “tolerant” when he doesn’t deliver up to their expectations.

We are living in "Interesting Times"

November 5, 2008

Let us have Hope that we can hold onto the First, Second and Fourth Amendments for the next four years.

It’s getting ugly in Philadelphia early

November 4, 2008

Republican election Board members are being kicked out of polling stations in violation of the law.

HT to Election Journal.