Monthly Archives: March 2014

Can Politicians get any dumber

Let us take a look at some very prominent Democrats

Sheila Jackson Lee

“I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength.” 

“Let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women so that faces across America will not have the tear of desperation on their faces.”

“Don’t condemn the gangbangers, they’ve got guns that are trafficked, that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws.  Why? Because we don’t have sensible gun legislation.”

“I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together.”

“I don’t care anything about your disability.”

“And I want to say to my colleagues that I stand here asking us to do what we did not do in Vietnam.  Was to recognize the valiant and outstanding service of our men and women.  And to understand that victory had been achieved.  Today we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working.  We may not agree with all North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace.  I would look for better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they’re living side by side.  Because that was a civil war.  And because the leadership of this nation did not listen to the mothers and fathers who borned the burden of 58,000 dead and did not declare victory, the mounting death, the violence continued going up and up.  Rather than understanding the political nature of the war in Vietnam, we did not listen to those families.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/03/12/rep_sheila_jackson_lee_says_constitution_is_400_years_old.html

and she took an oath to defend the Constitution.  Maybe she should go back to school.  Better yet the people of Texas need to vote her out.

Cory Booker

“Being asked to pay your fair share in taxes is not class warfare. It’s patriotism,”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/03/12/rep_sheila_jackson_lee_says_constitution_is_400_years_old.html

I want to see That car.  Cory, has an excuse, he went to public school.

Barack Obama

Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under a McCain…administration.  It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.

I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.

“No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.” –making an off-hand joke during an appearance on “The Tonight Show”, March 19, 2009

“The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” –in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

“One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world — Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard.” –mispronouncing “Corpsman” (the “ps” is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman’s name is also Christopher, not Christian)

The list can go on and on.  My simple questions is this…why would you want to elect someone like this once let alone two (2) or more times?  We need higher standards for what is considered intelligent.  What we have now just does not cut the mustard.

Is it any wonder we are falling fast?

Bob Dole and Conservatives

Recently Chris Wallace had Bob Dole on Fox News and he had asked the former Kansas Senator if he thought he could make it in today’s GOP Primary.  Dole had said he doubted if either he OR Ronald Reagan could make it!

John McCain had said that Ted Cruz owes Bob Dole an apology.  I just don’t see it that way.  Hell, I wrote John a letter and told him to get out of MY party in 2000.  I knew he was as wishy-washy back then as the Arizona GOP has recently realized.    So let’s take a look at the highlights of these men (after WWII and Vietnam).  John McCain “followed” four (4) Democratic Senators into the crooked abyss of the Lincoln Savings and Loan scandal.  He was one of the “Keating Five”, bought and paid for.  The only reason that he and Senator John Glenn survived the Senate Ethics Committee investigation is John spent 7 years as a P.O.W. and John Glenn was one of the Original Astronauts in the Gemini Program.  One cannot live on their laurels of the past forever.

Mr. Robert Dole had been in the Senate since 1968.  He was happy to take Nelson D. Rockefellers place on the VP ticket with Gerald R. Ford.  Neither Rockefeller nor Ford could be ever construed as Conservatives.  I would commend Ford on his pardoning of Richard Nixon and attempting to get the nation past Watergate.  But none the less, Bob was, and for that matter still is, part of the old guard of the GOP.

Bob was so entrenched in the cronyism of the party that he tried to get Gerald Ford to run again in 1980 to STOP Reagan from getting the nomination.  Everyone knew that Dole did not have the debonair character to win the nomination.  So what was he going to do, STOP The Cowboy!

You see, he did not believe, in any way shape or form, that Ronald Reagan should have lead the party in 1980.  Why in God’s green earth would he think that he could win the nomination now.  Once a crony always a crony.  Once against someone with principles always against someone with principles.  Just because McCain fought for this country and Bob Dole fought for this country does not mean that they deserve praise and respect for things beyond those heroic deeds.  Neither one of them had “Power” during those years in their lives.  Neither one of them had political deals to make.  At that time in their lives they had integrity, grit, courage and believed in something.  It does not mean so now.

The truth of the matter is Ronald Reagan and Ted Cruz would have more than likely have been friends and kindred spirits.  Both of them laughed at and were/are heckled by lesser men.  Both of them wee and are jeered by the press.  Both of them treating each man, in accord with the time of their life, with due respect.  The only real difference that I can see between these two men is not in ideology nor integrity.  It is that one was the Reagan Republican and the other is one of the few, in the GOP that is actually striving to be a true Reagan Republican.  Conservative, principled, trying to find a way to convey those ideas to the rest of the party while still being so disparaged by those that with to retain the “Power”.

We will have another true Reagan Republican in the White House.  I just hope that it is not before another Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama.  I don’t know if we can take it.  I will say this, once again, in the open, John McCain…get out of MY party!

Like/Love/Respect

There was once a very good man, at least in my eyes, named Robert Bowne.  Bob was my father, and I tell most everyone that as my father if he had a preference between me liking, loving or respecting him he chose the latter.  Most of those who read this will not know the television series “Father Knows Best” nor will you understand the concept.

A child loves their parents, and for that matter even likes them most of the time, until they become teenagers.  At that point in the child’s life they do not understand how ‘someone so old can be so dumb’.  So they begin rebel.  Love held them close, not respect.  Like made them listen, not respect.

That concept is so very rarely taught to children over the last few decades that we have elected “leaders” on the premise of “likability”.  Look where that has gotten us.  Everyone “liked’ the 1st mulatto (look it up if you do not know what it means) to run for the office of President.  Hell, there were many that “loved” him.  As Barbara Walters stated he was the second coming (of what I do not know), the new messiah.

The over tanned white boy was given the Nobel Peace Prize for nothing.  This is how much he was “liked/loved”.  Where was the respect for this wannabe?  He had not accomplished anything other than being elected.  He was not a great orator nor a great leader.  He WAS liked.  NOT RESPECTED.  We are now at the precipice of the re-expansion of Russia, the continued use of chemical weapons in Syria, a Nuclear Iran, the continuation of the WORST recovery in American History, the re-birth of the Taliban and al Qadea, turmoil in Egypt, the loss of Iraq, the utter disrespect (there is that word sneaking in again) from our allies (Canada, England, Germany, et al), and the pushing of the belief that everything is okay as long as someone can pay for you to do it.

God help us!  We are faltering as a people.  We are looking for politicians that we like!  Not those that hold true to their word, that stand up on principle and do not kowtow to the every whim of those around them.

I always liked Howard Baker (look him up).  I appreciated the candor of James Traficant (look him up)  Neither of these men stood by and followed.  The Democrats need a Howard Baker in the Senate (could be Joe Manchin) and God knows that the Republicans need more Louie Gohmerts,  Trey Gowdys and Ted Cruz.

We need more respect in office and less touchy feely like/love warm and fuzzies.  Get some intestinal fortitude (guts, balls, whatever you want to call it) and start to fight for what is right not convenient.  Forget the media.  Forget reelection and do what need to be done.