In this era you should expect a camera or two at any event. But I have listened to what Romney said about the 47% and I have to tell you the media (lets just call them the left) has it dead wrong. That sadly is to be expected as they sleep with President Obama more than Monica Lewinsky shared a cigar with Bill Clinton in the Oval Office.
Romney in his discussion with potential donors was laying out a political strategy and what he said from my take was that in terms of votes you have to forget the 47% and write them off as Obama votes. I don’t know about you folks but I call this a worst case scenario. It appears to me that Mitt understood the potential to lose at least 47% of the vote based solely on Obama’s charisma and ability to lie to the masses about what he is doing. So politically you write off those 47% and focus on the rest of the country. Polls show this to be a close race and Romney is not stupid, he knows he needs to move that middle ground.
What he was laying out was a political strategy on winning an election. Not an indictment of that 47%. Many of whom are unwitting victims of the policies of Barack Obama. Food Stamp payments are up, and while unemployment dropped it is mostly due to people giving up looking for jobs. Apathy now rules the land and any candidate who does not acknowledge that is doomed.
The left will spin these comments the best they can because they can’t really tell you the truth about the record of Barack Obama, but the numbers don’t lie. Highest Gas prices Ever! Including a rise in price after labor day, which has historically never happened. Unemployment above 8 percent for the longest time in modern history. The nationalization of a car company and the sale of another to a foreign entity. And government control of both the healthcare and credit system.
Romney has a lot to talk about but who can he talk to? He stated the worst case scenario hoping for the best. How about you? My worst case scenario is 4 more years of Barack Obama with a Senate controlled by Harry Reid. Even if Romney gets elected without the Senate nothing will get done. SO forget the chatter from the left. Think about this.
Take back the country! Ignore the distractions!
Last week the walking gaffe machine Joe Biden stood before the International Association of Firefighters and spoke of Jobs and community. Here is how the Politico phrased Joe’s speech.
“I just tell you, it’s nice speaking to an audience where — with not only whom you agree, but with whom you feel totally comfortable, with a whole lot of folks out there I grew up with,” Biden began.
In a sober speech to first responders — still in the shadow of last week’s massacre in Colorado — Biden told the audience of 3,200 that Republicans have a “different value set” when it comes to public employees and other working people.
“They look at your ranks and they see an easy place to cut budgets to accommodate their priorities — not just you but cops, public workers generally,” Biden said. “They just have a fundamentally different view. They just have a different value set than we do. They act like you’re the community’s problem — as if you’re not part of the community.”
Biden said the Republicans have a different value set when it comes to public employees! Different from who many of the Philadelphia Firefighters I know asked. Biden said it was nice to talk to a group that he agrees with. He must not have actually talked to any of the men and women who work in Philadelphia. Well you read what they wrote now it is my turn.
Just how out of reality is the Washington team with what is really happening in Philadelphia? Biden spoke during his speech about the two firefighters killed earlier this year and chose to use those two good men to politicize the issue of Fire Department funding. Obviously nobody clued Joe in on the real situation in Philadelphia. Many recent Democrat Mayors have taken a pound of flesh out of the Police and Firefighters Unions. Ed Rendell the ex-Governor of Pennsylvania and his hatchet man David Cohen (Now at Comcast Hmm…) took a pound of flesh from these two unions that were unable to strike. Mayor Street was so insensitive he had a paramedic who was ill camped on his office doorstep for weeks and did not even acknowledge her. The along comes Mike Nutter. Mr smooth he calls out Street when he wanted to close firehouses and said it was foolish. Well he must be a fool because he closed multiple stations and has a “brown-out policy in which various firehouses in the city are deactivated for a shift. The equipment is there just not enough firefighters to respond to an emergency. The city will deny but people have died because of this policy.
These cuts and dangerous brownouts have been instituted by a Democrat Mayor in a pro-labor city yet the International up until last Thursday remained silent about all of this. Why? Because International President Harold Schaitberger has become nothing more than a tool of the Democrats and he wants his bed feathered with the money he is making.
Here is a little Economics 101 for you. More jobs means more tax revenue. Higher taxes means a shifting tax base (Like leaving the city or state for a place with lower taxes) Higher tax revenue means better conditions to keep up an effective public sector employment system. A true unemployment rate of 14% for over 3 years does not bode well for any government. Yet that is exactly what the federal government has allowed to happen.
President Obama and his Jobs Committee have not met in over six months. It seems the commander-in-chief is too busy campaigning to worry about how to produce more jobs. Which I think might be a good thing because the last time he tried to stimulate the economy the unemployment rate jumped to over 10% and it is still not below 8.
For these reasons I am a Retired Philadelphia Firefighter for Romney 2012. If your on Facebook check out the group. But I would recommend that if you have an opposing viewpoint you might not want to join the group. Firefighters are known for saying what they think. Here is a link to the page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/207360286058821/
Join the Fight!
That is a question the left is asking and using it as a mantra, trying to paint the Tea party as an extinct entity. But being out there and seeing the folks connecting and sharing information. I have bad news for the progressives in this country. The Tea Party is far from dead. Nor has it lost its clout.
2010 was banner year for the Tea Party. The movement got many local and state level elections and took back quite a few Governorships. But the press and the left want to point out two losses. Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle. You would think with how these two were held up as the failure of the Tea Party that 2010 was the end of the movement.Yet on an almost daily basis the President and his minions in the Democrat controlled Senate talk about the Tea party Republicans that won seats in 2010 as being obstructionists. Once again the opposition is talking out of both sides of their “collectivist” mouths. How about 2012? Where is the Tea Party?
I am not the least bit surprised that the Tea party is split on which candidate to vote for in the Presidential Primary. There are 50 States and countless Tea Parties in each of them. Contrary to the other meme of the left, the Tea Party is not controlled by the Koch Brothers! The groups (there is no “organization) are independent and even within each group there is debate about which candidate would be the best choice. 2010 showed the local power of these grassroots constitution based groups. 2012 should continue that trend. Fighting for every Senate, Assembly, Committee, Council and House seat. Yes, we will engage in the process of the primaries and yes some will support this candidate of that one. But as of yet only one local Tea Party organization I know of has announced the backing of one candidate. For the record I think it was too soon. Timing is everything and the group that announced it’s choice really flubbed the timing. There are months until the primary in their home state. Too much too soon!
What the Tea party needs to focus on is not just who gets the nomination but who wins the general election in November. We need the House and Senate and the Presidency would be a plus. The Tea party should be beating the bushes for voters in local elections. We should be educating ourselves and voting for the Nominee of our choice. But in the end no matter what candidate is picked by the Republican party the Tea Party, we need to support them.
The disparate nature of the groups prevent them from solidifying support on a national level during the primaries. That is not to say they will not coalesce behind one candidate and that will most definitely be the person who will be at the other podium at any debate with Barack Obama. Oh one more point. Don’t be surprised if Barack does not jump right into a debate platform. He has nothing to gain from debating and everything to lose. He is after all running away from his record.
The Tea Party is still here. Watch!
The voters in the United States are riveted to the Republican Primary and the constant harangue from the Obama Team. We read daily in both the new and old media about how this policy is working or not and how the country is thinking, at least from the reporter’s perspective. But have you stopped for a minute to think about your State races? 32 seats are up for grabs in the Senate. 20 of which are democrats. If the Republicans do not take the Senate what you are seeing right now from Harry Reid will be the norm for 4 more years. It will not matter who sits in the Oval Office. It will not matter who runs the House or how many bills they pass. The Senate will become the log jam of the Government. Reid has already demonstrated he is willing to sacrifice his people to obstruct any Republican bills. He will tell you it is bad for the country.
But what is really bad for the country is that our Senate has not passed a budget since 2006 when Reid and Pelosi grabbed the reigns of the Congress. To be clear when the House was given to the Republicans by the voters they did pass a budget. Which was killed in the Senate. This process has repeated itself with any Republican bill sent to the upper chamber. Is this really in the best interest of the people? I say no.
We need to stop the obstructionist party loyalty ,and yes it happened while the Republicans held the Presidency and Congress, and it also happened with the Democrats after Obama’s election. Instead of dealing with the most pressing issues they push through their agendas. Who ultimately gets hurt by this government action. The people.
Turn off the TV news. Go to the Congressional website and see what your representatives are doing to you. I am sure many of you will not be impressed.
I am in no way advocating the Marxist views of the folks stinking up our cities right now with the Occupy America protest. To be sure many of them have no clue what they really want. They are there merely because they have fear. Fear of the unknown. But life is a series of unknowns and it is how we react to these challenges that mark our path. Looking to the Federal Government for security outside of defense of the nation is not the basis for the founding of this country.
What I am advocating is the reemergence of the people being left to their individual pursuits. If that scares you, good, maybe you need some healthy fear in your life. You see the Federal Government was not established to run our lives. It was established to protect the states from our enemies foreign and domestic. They have already overstepped that boundary.
One more point. Nothing drives me crazier than to hear an American citizen say they don’t get involved with politics. It is that mentality that got us to where we are. Get involved! You are America. Make 2012 count.