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Can we rely on “President Romney” to repeal Obamacare?

First of all, I must say that I supported Mitt Romney over Senator John McCain and Governor Mike Huckabee for President in the last election. Mitt Romney did very well in handling a very blue state, with some exceptions, and is also a gifted businessman. Mitt was able to dig out a floundering and readily red-ink drenched Olympics, and this shows his ability to get a job done and keep it within budget.

Romney’s biggest impediment in seeking the Presidency at this point comes from his “Romneycare” plan in Massachusetts. Sure, the plan he came up with has been vastly expanded under the current Democrat Governor, but didn’t Mitt know that this always happens with Socialized medicine?

I worry about Romney’s refusal to admit that his plan turned into an explosive failure. He should admit this if he wants to assured of winning in 2012. Romneycare is a dead albatross hanging around his neck, and it isn’t smelling any better as time goes on.

There is also the issue of Mitt Romney’s refusal to side with the Tea Party movement. This is worrisome. It means he likely sides more with the David Brookes and David Frum philosophy that the Tea Party represents some rogue portion of the Republican Party that needs to be eliminated or ignored. What he misses here is that the Tea Party is not a Republican organization, it is a popular American uprising against the destruction of the Republic. And if you have “Republic” in the name “Republican” then you should recognize and honor those people.

Governor Romney’s refusal to pan his own program in Massachusetts is a bad sign. Can a President Romney allow a repeal of Obamacare? Or will he just modify it? I think it might be the latter scenario, and that will not work. The evidence is in his own home state.

If Romney wins the nomination we might have little to say in choosing him over Barack Obama. Mr Obama is the most radical and dangerous President in U.S. History. But if Mr Romney refuses to address the issue of “repeal” of Obamacare forcefully, I think he needs to be eliminated in the primary process.

Or is it already too late?

DreadPirateRoberts

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Why I am a Conservative

I couldn’t say it better myself. When I first watched this video, I found myself almost verbally saying out loud, “You’re right!” but of course I retrained myself. I wish that this man used his full name, but we do know his first name is “Jamal”. He should seriously run for office in my opinion, and I urge him to do so.

It constantly amazes me how Liberals/Progressives try to define Conservatives and Tea Party members as being uninformed. We are not uninformed. Just talk to any Conservative and ask them their opinion on any issue. They will give you a well thought out argument for their beliefs.

I think the reason for this is that we know the basis for greatness. Ronald Reagan knew this all too well, he knew that it was the greatness of the people that made America what it is. When he called the United States, “The Shining City on the Hill” it was not mere rhetoric. Jamal does not say it, but it sounds like he would define himself as a Reagan Conservative.

What worries the Democratic Party is that there are more people out there like Jamal than they dare recognize. They cannot understand why we do not willingly accept the yoke of Government. It is their own denial that forces them to demonize the American people. They cannot believe that so many disagree with their heavy-handed tactics, as their tiny inner circles are so completely opposite from us in Philosophy.

What do you do when the “Great Awakening” occurs among the American people? Perhaps you try to define them as radical or label them as racist, homophobic, sexist, or just plain dumb. It is their last hope of shaming some into voting for their legislative slavery. Will it work? I wouldn’t bet on it–but it is the only bet they have left.

It is Conservatives like Jamal that inspire others via their deep belief in the American “brand” of free and open Capitalism, Liberty, and Constitutional adherance that is truly revolutionary. Is it “progressing” to force failed Marxist principals upon the last and greatest Republic?When considered logically, can there be any other way of thinking but Conservatism? It not a “feeling” like Liberalism, it is based on tried and true principals. While some may disagree, and we welcome their debate, they truly have little chance of winning beyond forcing their beliefs upon us.

DreadPirateRoberts

Mr President, you scare me

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America’ crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O’Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett

Unlike the President, Lou Pritchett is the real deal. He is the former Vice-President of Proctor and Gamble in the area of Sales and marketing. This letter was originally submitted to the New York Times, and was ignored (big surprise there). It has also been verified as authentic by Snopes.com.

DreadPirateRoberts

United we stand

The year was 1768, and it was the Boston Gazette that published “The Liberty Song” by John Dickinson. One line of the song would inspire a notion among people that lives to this day:

“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!”

The quote, “United we stand, Divided we fall” emerged from that point, and was spoken by George Washington in relation to the Constitution as well.

This phrase is more than just a simple Patriot statement, it has deeper meaning. It means to put aside minor differences for the greater cause. Sure, in situations in life, you will not agree with everyone ALL the time, but it is a coalition of similar beliefs that help define a movement. Ronald Reagan had a great “Rule” about Party affiliation (and it is a good rule for any group) called the “80% rule”. President Reagan felt it was better to consider someone a “80% friend” than a “20% enemy”.

The Tea Party began from humble beginnings in that it was a spontaneous emergence of people who have similar feelings about Freedom, the Constitution, the rights of the individual, ect. But what few note is that there was never a litmus test of religion, sexual orientation, age, or color related to the Tea Party. Basically, they agree 80% of the time on the base issues we feel we stand for.

The Tea party is a loose collective of Patriots. Can a Republican be a Tea party member? Why not? Can a Democrat? I don’t see why they shouldn’t. It is their core beliefs that need to be considered, and little more.

Size of group is something that is constantly an attempt at ridicule by the vast Left-wing media in relation to the Tea Parties. Is a group of 50 enough to qualify? Or does it need to be something like Dallas, Texas with 100,000 attending? The answer is both, and all. The Tea party is about individuals collectively expressing their concern over our nation’s course. So in actuality, you could hold a “Tea Party” of 2 in a tiny town and still be valid. And you might even be one person who puts a video on Youtube and inspires a nation to react–you might still consider yourself part of the “Tea Party”.

The issue is that we need to stay united. We can win back our country if we work hard to make those changes happen. We can, as a group from shore to shore, break those bonds that Govt wishes to put on us.

Consider our might as an expression of our hearts and minds, a giant colossus built of our own will, so mighty as to cause fear in the bureacrat and Leftist. But chip away at that great statue over trivial points on contention outside of our main focus, and soon cracks begin to form. Those cracks can become arguments which become feuds and all out claims on the title of “Tea Party”. The face of the statue begins to break away, exposing a creaking armature of steel.

Eventually the mighty red, white, and blue colossus we all build comes crumbling down. It is a fear that this could happen, and only we can keep it from happening.

Join hands Patriots, and shout from the highest mountain our unity. We will not bend or fail, nor will we be changed by our efforts.

DreadPirateRoberts

We The People

Many thanks to Marie Jon (an up and coming blog writer for renewamerica.com) for referring this excellent and patriotic youtube video. It’s message defines exactly what the Tea Party believes.

Please watch this, it is very powerful.

DreadPirateRoberts

Why the “Coffee Party” needs to drink more Coffee

March 16, 2010 1 comment

Youtube clip: This is from the LA Coffee Party, apparently showcasing some of the most out of touch and apparently quaalude-taking members of the Left. Sure, it is nice to finally not see a bunch of screaming members of Code Pink shout their hatred for America, but this bunch is truly boring.

Again, it is interesting to note the constant talk of “Change” and “Progress” (yes, in reference to Progressivism) that these people spew. But I also think that their bizarre belief that “any change is good” is foolish. Was the “Change” in Germany that promoted Adolph Hitler to power “good change”? Or for that matter, the rise of Communism?

What the Coffee Party is is the less vocal Liberals trying to seem compelling in their promotion of Obamaism. They like to talk about “free healthcare” when anyone knows that nothing is free. One woman states in the above video that she is single and would like to “date” her Government. This is what happens when a person believes so strongly in Government as “Mama and Papa” that they are willing to trade their very lives, souls, and every freedom for the nanny State.

The individual thinking man and woman should be alarmed at the passive acceptance of these people toward a fate of progressive slavery. It would seem that their motto should be “Suicide is painless” or “Just go along with the flow”. And I guess if you take enough “ludes” you might say the same thing.

Are they actually drinking the Coffee, or the Kool-Aid?

I for one disdain the non-thinker who is willing to trade their existance for the cause of entitlement. To believe in serfdom over individualism is loathsome. It is as I have said many times before, apathy is the killer of nations. Simply “Let it happen” is their motto.

Change is not a word meaning Marxism, although these people think it is. They think it is great to talk about how great the French have it, but discount that nations innate problems. Once a great power in the world, France is now a paper Tiger that purrs rather than roars. The recent mass demonstrations by Muslims burning cars and attacking citizens is sign enough of that grim fact.

One can also see the glory of Marxism in Greece, where most of the Government workers have walked off the job and joined the screaming throngs for the fear that their Govt will be forced to cut their monstrous benefits. Can we be far away from this sort of behavior? After all, Government is becoming the nation’s biggest employer.

DreadPirateRoberts

The Democrats Grim Apocalypse

Youtube clip: A tongue-in-cheek story about a futuristic Healthcare Apocalypse. Strangely, some of the ideas in the video seem to resemble the actual plans of the Obama Administration (no not the release of a designer virus).

A recent article by Patrick H. Caddell in the Washington post defines the problem that Democrats have if they pass the President’s Healthcare scheme: Pass it and expect Political implosion.

All Politicians want to be reelected. They do some pretty horrible things and accept money from some pretty bad sources to stay in office. A friend of mine puts Politicians below prostitutes in the human foodchain for the simple reason that “With a prostitute at least you get something for your money”, but with Politicians not only do you generally not get what you pay for, but they enrich others via your livelihood.

According to Caddell, the choice for Democrats is clear, if you vote against this monstrosity, you may face the wrath of your base, but if you vote for it you face the wrath of a much more vast electorate.

I would have to agree. Tea Party dominance in the country has exposed a broad swath of the American people that can either brand a politician as a destroyer or savior of the American Republic. Sure, many Tea Partiers will vote for the more Conservative of two candidates, but they will also be grateful to the Democrat who puts America over their own party.

Democrats remember this, your best chance at survival is to vote against this. Be unafraid of this option, because it will be gratefully accepted by the bulk of the American people.

Those who choose to ignore this face some very hard facts:

Four out of Five who oppose Obamacare “strongly” oppose it.

The American people oppose the bill by 53/42%.

When asked if they fear Government more than Insurance companies, the people admit by 51/39% that they fear the Government more.

A recent CNN poll shows that 56 percent of Americans believe that the government has become so powerful it constitutes an immediate threat to the freedom and rights of citizens.

By the same poll, only 21 percent of Americans say that Washington operates with the consent of the governed.

So the Democrats have a choice. They can be led by pure ideological radicalism into the Abyss, or breath comfortably by actually doing the job that the American people wish them to do–kill the bill.

Should they choose the former, the Democrats face a grim apocalypse at the hand of the American people.

DreadPirateRoberts