So the anti-socialists in Congress are now hopelessly outnumbered, since the Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed that seating a clown - failed comedian Al Franken - in the Senate is not only appropriate, it is the voters' will.
I guess in a way there is a perverted logic to all of this. Franken was never funny, couldn't keep a TV or radio job for long, and since all of his jokes and diatribes were left wing, ultra-socialist inspired - and thus not the least bit humorous - he now needs to go on welfare to pay his bills, instead of getting a job.
What better gig than a six-year stint in the Senate where he can't be fired and the voters pay his salary, health care - far better than anything the average voter is getting - retirement, office expenses, staff expenses, travel expenses, family expenses, entourage expenses, lobbyist expenses, campaign expenses, expense expenses and miscellaneous expenses?
Meanwhile the House of Representatives passed the so-called Cap and Trade bill that limits the amount of carbon dioxide that American industries can emit annually, after eight alleged Republicans switched sides and voted with the socialists. I received this composite over the Internet the other day and it fits very nicely right here, don't you think?
Remember these faces the next time they come up for election. They may campaign as Republicans and non-socialists, but now we know better don't we? Don't forget, please.
The cap is intended to reduce so-called Greenhouse Gas emissions that were a big worry during the eight year campaign to oust George Bush from the White House through use of the now debunked Global Warming ruse.
Even though global temperatures are falling like a rock and even though the whole Global Warming scam has been denounced by thousands of non-political reputable scientists worldwide, as opposed to the politically oriented hacks posing as scientists who supported it, the socialist Obama administration and its lackeys in Congress still want Cap and Trade passed. That is even though the two largest polluting countries in the world, India and China, will have nothing to do with it because they know it is a joke.
Don't get me wrong. I firmly believe we have far better, non-polluting forms of energy available to us, and pollution is a very dirty word to me.
But the Socialist Obama administration and his lackeys in Congress are bent on dismantling the capitalist system that has served the United States for 233 years, and replacing it with a failed system that is being cast aside in every country where the individual still has a mind and the ability to use it. But the Socialist Democratic Party couldn't do it even with 60 members of the Senate and a huge majority in the House unless they get a bunch of turncoats to side with them. But that doesn't seem to be a problem now does it?
Which is why I want to know what happened to GOP National Chairman Michael Steele? Oh, I heard him on Fox News the other day taking on Obama and his minions, but that isn't what we need right now.
We need Michael Steele to be jumping ugly - my phrase not his - all over any alleged Republican Representative or Senator who crosses to the other side. Mr. Steele has plenty of ammo to use, namely campaign funds.
The Republican Party in Connecticut where I live has a long history of screwing over people who aren't part of the inner circle of party hacks. Promising help to aspiring candidates who then get left swinging in the breeze when they find out that only some candidates, who get prior approval from D.C., really get any help, is a big joke and a favorite pastime of the Connecticut GOP's inner circle. No kidding, I've seen this time and time again.
So why isn't the national chairman using that power by standing up and calling these people out? Why isn't he letting them know that he can have a big impact on their next election, even at the state level where he can see that a primary opponent gets full support of the national apparatus?
I have been pulling for this guy since before he was even considered a prime contender for the national party's highest office. So let's see what he can do when the chips are down.
I got a request from national for some more money a week or so ago. They even sent me a nicely embossed ID card. But I think I'll wait a bit longer to see how this plays out. If Michael Steele is just going to be another insider with no real regard for the rank and file, he doesn't need my money. He can get it from just about any lobbyist inside the beltway, or at least the Washington Post.
Last year, before the elections, I was asked by many of my college students exactly why I am a Republican instead of a Socialist Democrat. I told them that the core values of the Republican Party, smaller government, lower taxes, less intrusion into our daily lives, less needless regulation, less bureaucracy, more individual freedoms and more individual responsibility, are more to my way of thinking than the values of the Socialist Democrats who now are in power.
I further explained that the Socialist Democrats believe in much bigger government, much higher taxes, much more intrusion into our daily lives, far more needless regulations, far more bureaucracy, fewer individual freedoms and far less individual responsibility. It came as somewhat of a surprise that once my students understood the difference between Republicans and Socialist Democrats they said they tended more toward the GOP than the Socialist Democratic Party.
But if we are going to attract new members to our party and take our country back, we have to have a leader who is willing to engage, and cast out turncoats. So what say Mr. Steele? Can we expect to see you taking a more dramatic approach to turncoats in the near future?
I don't want him to feel he is being pressured over this, but let's face it, the fate of our party and thus the country, is on his shoulders.
Friday, July 03, 2009