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Republican Strategy Showing Big Gains

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As regular readers of my blog know, I am a huge collector of Precious Moments figurines.  The ones that I truly appreciate are the rare limited edition ones.  This week, I immediately bought 6 copies of Our Love is the Bridge to Happiness.  Normally, I would only buy one for the empty spot on top of my mantle, but this particular figurine is a limited edition.  Because it is rare it is seen as a status symbol.   That’s why whenever I am flirting with a woman I never fail to mention to her about all the rare precious moment figurines I have.   Hopefully, this will one day lead to an opportunity to show that woman the figurines for herself.

Just like Precious Moments, The Republican Party has made a move in the right direction by becoming rarer itself.  We have now become an elite party.  When there were all sorts of moderates running around like Arlen Specter or Gerald Ford anybody could be a Republican.   Now, it takes strict adherence to very rigid principles that most people in public office could never do–either their empathy or their intellect would get in the way.  That is why even though we are leaner, we are now more powerful than ever.  Everybody now knows, if you’re a Republican you are elite.

Soon, people will reallize what an elite brand we are and when that happens we will be in great demand like any limited supply.  This will help us in elections because while not everybody can own a Ferrari, that won’t stop ordinary people from wanting to.   Voting Republican will be a new status symbol.  As an added bonus, we have a very unified message.   When we were larger, nearly half the party thought Bush was taking the country in the wrong direction.  Now that that half of the party is gone, I’d wager that all the remaining Republicans approve of the job Bush did or see him as too liberal.  It is much easier to stay unified and on message with a smaller group.   The moderate purge must continue until we become even more elite.  Only then can we really lead.

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April 30, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Live Blogging of Obama Press Conference

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obama10017:02 – Fox is airing Lie to Me Instead.   Nobody gets Irony like Fox

7:03 – Did Obama really just tell those lazy goldbrick employees of mine to stay home when they’re sick?

7:04 – I’m sorry, but building an economy on maxed out credit cards is the American way.

7:06 – Yeah we get it.  You can pronounce nuclear correctly.  Big deal.

7:07 – Rewarding drive and innovation sounds like Obama code for socialism

7:11 – Obama is actually taking credit for having drugs on the Mexican border.  That’s like taking credit for having ice in Alaska

7:15 – Two word solution to Detroit’s problems — Monster Trucks!!

7:18 – OMG! Obama just admitted he wanted our cities to be bombed to smithereens

7:23 – It occurs to me we could combine the waterboarding with hand washing and protect ourselves from both terrorism and swine flu

7:25 – As far as I’m concerned Obama is just the opening act. I’m setting my DVR for the minute Governor Jindahl comes on screen for his response.

7:26 – Why is he asking Obama if we could secure Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal? This sounds like something to ask Tom Clancy

7:29 – CBS wins for best hair

7:30 – With the Democrats controlling the Presidency, they’re already able to ride roughshod over the Executive Branch. Where is the balance there?

7:37 – How can Notre Dame have a speaker who agree with the Warren (graduation speaker 1957) court on abortion? Except for Condi anyway.

7:38 – Did I miss something or did Facebook send a reporter to this thing?

7:43 – Yes President Obama if you could be a tree, an animal, a super hero, and a member of the Beatles? Which would you be? As a followup if you forward your answers to 10 friends in the next 10 minutes you will have an important policy initiative pass this week.

7:54 – We should drop Chryslers on al-qaeda and kill two birds with one stone

7:58 – “Rising up to the challenge of our rivals.  And the last known surivivor stalks his prey in the night  And his fortune must always be Eye of the Tiger,” Survivor.

8:00 – What the heck?  Where’s Bobby Jindahl?

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April 29, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Hit the Road Arlen

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Today, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter became a Democrat.   Actually, that’s not quite right.   In my mind he always was a Democrat.  Specter, who voted for Obama’s bloated stimulus package, has time and again failed to live up to the values that make our party great—discipline and the ability to vote no to stuff that Obama proposes.  He had no right to leave the party just because we were trying to get a more conservative politician to run against him in the Republican primary.  The people of Pennsylvania voted for a Republican Senator and that’s what they deserve.   The good news is we have managed to purge our party of all but two disenting voices—The Laverne and Shirley of the Capitol Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine.

Now personally this may be good for Specter.   He probably gains a chance to return to Washington for another term, but what does he lose?   To answer that, I composed a list of those things that any good Republican would miss about the GOP:

10. Rush Limbaugh’s producer’s voice mail number

9. Michael Steele’s Def Conservative Poetry on C-Span 8

8. David Vitter’s porn collection

7. Immunity from Michelle Bachman’s “He’s probably a Muslim” list

6. Senate Tea Bagging Parties (Wow that never gets old)

5. Weekly Shirts vs. Skins basketball games

4. Being on the same side as Joe Lieberman I think.  Wait, no actually hmm yeah.   I think that they’re on opposite sides. I can’t keep track.

3. Making up fake notes from John McCain to pass to Lindsey Graham

2. Hiding Jim Bunning’s briefcase and pretending to help him look for it.

1. Invitations to Rupert Murdoch’s September 19th Talk Like a Pirate Day Party

The Republicans will survive.  We will remain a big tent party because of all the people who are economic policies now have living with their families in big tents.  Mister Specter on the other hand, let’s just say its his loss.

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April 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Your Republican Congress – Fighting for financial sanity

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I recently saw a poll that showed that the Republican Party was trailing Venezuela in popularity and barely ahead of Cuba.  While 42% of the American public looks at Venezuela favorably and Cuba is at 38%, our own Republican party is only at 39%.  This is apalling to me.  How can anybody favor people who commit human rights abuses on a routine basis over democratically elected leaders is beyond me.  I’ve come to reallize that if the Republicans are going to rebound we have to toot are own horn.   You’ll never find leftist mainstream media like CNN and Fox News doing it for us.

We accept that we are the minority party right now.  There was nothing we could do to stop Obama’s massive stimulus from going through, but when we saw wasteful spending we zeroed in on it and pointed it out to the American people.   Do you remember when the Dumbocrats (Pet name) wanted to waste money on Governor Bobby Jindahl of Lousiana correctly pointed out, “Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington.”

Did the Democrats gratefully acquiesce?  No, of course not.   They rammed the bloated stimulus through and then had the nerve to do an I told you so when a volcano just happened to flare up in Alaska.   I don’t see how anybody could possibly have seen that coming.  How were we supposed to know?

The Democrats porkulus bill also contained a huge expenditure for something called pandemic preparedness.   When I don’t know what something is, I know its waste.   It sounds like an epidemic of pandas.  I for one would love to see more pandas.  Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) managed to cut $780,000,000 in pandemic preparedness from the stimulus bill.  I couldn’t find out what it was, but I can see in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Karl Rove called $2 billion for the National Institutes of Health, $462 million for the Centers for Disease Control, and $900 million for pandemic flu preparations wasteful spending.   Maybe it has to do with pandas getting the flu.

The point is only one part is standing up for the little guy when the Democrats want volano research or flu preparedness or renwable sources of income and that’s us.  Remember this in 2010, we’re your best hope at financial sanity.

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April 27, 2009 at 5:43 pm

The Gregory Brothers – Autotune the News #2

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I think this is exactly what Michael Steele was talking about.   We need a Republican to do this sort of thing and we can reach out to a whole new audience.  Their website is located here.

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April 26, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Apology Over “Patriot” Comments

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I wish to apologize for yesterday’s article A Patriot Speaks About the Teabag Movement.  As it turns out, the “patriot” whose comments I posted was Timothy McVeigh who later blew up the the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.  This was a mistake on my part.  I trusted friends of mine who told me they found it on the web and that I might want to post it.  They never told me that it was what a domestic terrorist said, so naturally I believed it to be the sentiments of a true patriot.  As you know, there is no connection whatsoever between conservative politics and domestic terrorism.

I hope this in no way damages my credibility with you.   We’ve had this blog for over a year now and mistakes are bound to happen.  I never claimed to be perfect.  However, when I have made an error I have always apologized.  When I posted the details of the Keating Five scandal mistakenly believing it was Obama and Rezko I quickly made amends. Likewise, when I accidentally printed Nazi propaganda while rallying against poor people having children I admitted it.  I took full responsibility for my article that mistakenly claimed Obama had his own flag and demanded that Obama do the same.

In the event that I do make another mistake, you can be sure I’ll retract it.  I think that says more about my qualities as a journalist than any mistakes I make ever could.   I can assure you that all the other articles on my blog are mostly true.

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April 26, 2009 at 9:52 am

Jonathan Coulton – First of May

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The great Jonathan Coulton with his ode to Spring.

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April 25, 2009 at 4:15 pm