History has shown that republics last on average about 200 years. The United State is a republic underpinned by a Constitution. As we stand today, that constitution is defunct.
- In Congress a large and powerful government agency has been found full of corruption. That agency is the Internal Revenue Service. Lois Lerner an IRS operative in Cincinnati, OH, may be at the center of some of it.
- Lerner repeatedly evokes the Fifth Amendment and refuses to answer question, thus preventing the investigation to proceed.
- Congress which has the Constitutional authority could find her in contempt but President Barack Obama’s Justice Department under the leadership of Eric Holder would have to prosecute her.
- There is little chance that the Obama regime’s prosecutorial arm would reveal corruption inside itself.
- The courts are powerless without the justice department
Meanwhile POTUS governs by fiat. The representative democracy that was given checks and balances has been wadded up and thrown in the trash. Right now the Constitution is simply a museum piece.
Most dismaying is that after 150 years and a civil war that cost a half million lives, some radicals talking about session. What does that say? That many don’t expect that would be the kind of compromising that made the Constitution a workable document.
This blogger remembers Ronald Reagan, who was elected along with a Democrat controlled House of Representative and a slim majority in the Senate. Reagan proceeded to negotiate with the House members and formed a coalition of Democrats and Republicans. That coalition formed a majority that passed Reagan’s program and turned a deep recession into prosperity. That’s the way a republic should work. That is the way the founding fathers envisioned that a republic should work.
That has been lost and along with it the fundamental document that it all depended on.
Editor’s note — This story from Belief Net seems to imply that many evangelical Christians stayed at home rather than vote for a Mormon.
posted byRob Kerby
In 2000, Green Party candidate Ralph Nader catapulted George W. Bush into the Oval Office by siphoning off 97,488 Florida votes that otherwise would have gone to Al Gore. As a result, Bush — heavily supported by evangelical Christians – won Florida and the Presidency by the slimmest of margins – 537 votes.
Back in 1992, H. Ross Perot gave the White House to Bill Clinton, drawing away enough discontented conservatives and Christians that George H.W. Bush lost and Clinton became President with only 43 percent of the popular vote. Almost a century before, Teddy Roosevelt’s Bull Moose Party candidacy is credited with electing Woodrow Wilson.
The day after the election, FreedomWorks and its key state-to-state organizers dialed into a one-of-a-kind conference call. For the first time ever, they would be discussing a crushing defeat. Their “Take the Senate” campaign had ended with Democrats in greater control of the upper house. Their turnout game, powered by a new web-based canvassing app, was swatted aside by labor and the Democrats. Richard Mourdock, the Indiana politician who’d been with Tea Partiers since the 2009 Taxpayer March on Washington, had lost one of the party’s safest seats.
And now John Boehner was selling them out. The speaker of the House had just jimmied open the door to “new revenue,” which conservatives hear—correctly, typically—as “new taxes.”
“People were upset,” remembers Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks’ director of state campaigns. “Does Boehner cave in to what Obama and Reid want%
Editor’s Note: Conservative pundit looking across the landscape sees little change that Romney or Santorum can beat Obama and win the White House.
By TIM MAK | 3/2/12 8:33 AM EST
Columnist George Will says the 2012 presidential race looks like it might be a lost cause for Republicans and believes that the primary goal of conservatives should be to retain control of the House and win the Senate so Congress can restrain President Barack Obama while the GOP grooms its talent for 2016.
“Romney and Rick Santorum… are conservatives, although of strikingly different stripes. Neither, however, seems likely to be elected… If either is nominated, conservatives should vote for him,” Will writes in his upcoming Sunday column, obtained in advance by POLITICO Playbook by Mike Allen.
However, Will argues, that control of both house of Congress is more attainable and more important.
By the InkDemon
Shortly after their crushing victory in the 2010, some jubilant Republicans were sure that President Barak Hussein Obama’s days in the White House were numbered.
His approval numbers were down and unemployment was close to 9 percent. Republicans only needed to find a suitable opponent in 2012 and win back the White House.
Many things have changed since 2010.
Who would have thought that the Republicans would have devoured themselves in early 2012? Mitt Romney is the current frontrunner. He has yet to get a clear majority of the votes in any of the three primaries where GOP voters vote directly.
Meanwhile Obama has a billion dollar campaign war chest and has solidified his base on the left. He is concentrating now on the independents (Indies). The Indies will be the crucial voting bloc in the 2012 election. What will Obama give them?
With war clouds gathering across the Middle East, Obama has removed all U.S. troops from Iraq. He is pulling out of Afghanistan. He has told Israel in no uncertain terms that he will not support an attack on Iran. The Iranians are indeed building a nuclear weapon and the means to deliver it.
Appeasement (peace) is the big carrot that Obama will dangle before the Indies for their votes. Lyndon Johnson used it to defeat Barry Goldwater in 1964.
By November the unemployment rate will be manipulated below 8 percent. Mr. O will give the economy a happy face and say he kept his promise to bring the unemployment rate below 8 percent. His big government advisors will put out the word that the crucial economic indicator, growth in Gross Domestic Product, will be 1.1 percent in 2013. No one remembers that the GDP growth was once 4.24 percent.
The Main Stream Media including the Fox News Channel will trumpet the “Obama Economic Recovery”. Then the media will play Obama’s biggest trump card. They will “go Alinsky” and demonize the right and the Tea Party. They will try to connect the Tea Party with every “evil and hated” right-wing group in existence.
They will call the 2010 House of Representatives the Do Nothing Congress which put a drag on Obama’s economic recovery plans. Campaigning against Congress worked for the Democrats in 2006 and as far back as 1948.
The media, the Democratic National Committee, and Obama will demonize the rich. Of course, later when the tax bill comes in, Obama’s supporters will find out that they are all “rich”.
The Ron Paul-ites will remember how they and their candidate were the victims of Alinsky tactics by their fellow Republicans. They will either find a third party candidate or fold their arms and stay home.
Will liberal politics trump religion? Some staunch right wing Evangelical Christians will refuse to vote for Mitt Romney if he is nominated. He is a cultist to them. Other Evangelicals will simply say that Jesus whispered in their ear to stay home or vote for Mr. O. Many Indies won’t vote for Romney because the media will point out his ties to the Evangelicals. It will be a circular firing squad.
Conservative members of the public sector unions will close ranks with their left-wing co-workers and vote for Obama.
Will it be another “Kumbaya moment” and 2008 all over again? The InkDemon fears that it will be.
Earlier this week, Stimulus beneficiary Evergreen Energy bit the dust. Then, Ener1, a manufacturer of batteries for electric vehicles and recipient of Stimulus largesse, filed for bankruptcy. And today, the Las Vegas Sun reports that Amonix, Inc., a manufacturer of solar panels that received $5.9 million from the Porkulus, will cut two-thirds of its workforce, about 200 employees, only seven months after opening a factory in Nevada.
I foresaw this spate of bad news last November. As I explained yesterday,
In a previous post, I compared renewable energy spending in the 2009 Stimulus to a green albatross burdening the President. I argued that Stimulus spending was inherently wasteful, because politics invariably corrupts government’s investment decisions. The result is taxpayers losses on bankrupt companies that existed only by the grace of political favoritism, a la Solyndra. I predicted the green stimulus would haunt the President, in the form of a slow drip public relations nightmare, as a litany of bad investments go belly-up in the run up to the 2012 elections.
Mr. President, are you still sure you want to “double down” on renewable energy giveaways?
By The InkDemon
Imagine a political season without contention and accusations.
Just think about a movement made up of high-minded thinkers on both sides of the political spectrum who have America’s best interest in mind.
Can you put all that together into a political party where everyone comes together and elects a humble, spiritual person to be a great president?
Just close your eyes, clinch your fists, tighten your jaw and imagine all that happening. Now imagine when you open your eyes all this has happened!
It’s America’s Kumbayah moment!
Everyone is sitting with their arms around the person next to them. They are swaying from side to side. There is a big spiritual campfire, and everyone is singing:
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
O Lord, kumbaya ….
If you believe the Main Stream Media, this has finally happened. It called America Elect. It’s a true third party with more than a million signatures on a petition that will place a Kumbaya candidate on the ballot in every major state.
No third party has ever been successful in American politics. There have been many third parties, but they all succeeded in electing the candidate whom the third-partiers did not want.
Think back to George H. W. Bush. He was a waffling wimp of a president. Americans loved his predecessor and longed for someone who could be the next Ronald Reagan.
That person of the moment was Ross Perot. The billionaire was an instant celebrity on the Main Stream Media. They all wanted to hear what he was saying. Their questions came slow and easy. In the news business, it’s what is known as puff-ball questions. Perot looked great. Perot sounded great. Perot’s logic was “flawless” to many.
He succeeded in getting William Jefferson Clinton elected to the presidency.
Lurking out there are several potential third party “movements”. These movements are all as “big” as the egos of the billionaires behind them.
America Elect has a leader. His name is Kahlil Byrd.
Would you believe Byrd was big-time Obama supporter in 2008 and has now turned into a “genuine” third partier with our interests at the center of his heart?
If you can believe all of that, the InkDemon has a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you, too. Below are links to web sites ready to help you to achieve your own Kumbaya Moment.
American Thinker: Americans Elect: Obama’s Third-Party Tar Pit
There other Kumbaya Moments out there. One is the GOOOH movement. Their silly leader was or is an executive at Dell Computers. He wants to completely replace every House of Representatives member with a GOOOH geek.
Kumbaya, my Lord. Kumbaya!
The leader of this “movement” wants your money. With your money in his fist, he will assemble a gaggle of Democrats and Republicans who will change (forever?) the House of Representatives.
His name is Tim Cox. He’s armed with a Power Point demonstration that has “flawless” logic exactly like Ross Perot.
In reality, Cox like Ross Perot is just an empty suit.
The only way to defeat Obama and restore America to greatness is by electing the best available Republican candidate and then HOLD HIS FEET TO THE FIRE when he assumes office!
Otherwise, we will be ruled by THEM!
WASHINGTON POST REPORTS:
Obama administration to reject Keystone pipeline
By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson, Wednesday, January 18, 10:39 AM
The Obama administration will announce this afternoon it is rejecting a Canadian firm’s application for a permit to build and operate a massive oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, according to sources who have been briefed on the matter.
However the administration will allow TransCanada to reapply after it develops an alternate route through the sensitive habitat of Nebraska’s Sandhills. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns will make the announcement, which comes in response to a congressionally-mandated deadline of Feb. 21 for action on the proposed Keystone pipeline.
This came from Rasmussen’s web site at rasmussen.com.
The pollster believes the Democrats will hold onto the Senate:
…there are just nine states currently in the Toss-Up category. Outside of the Toss-Ups, current projections indicate that Democrats can probably count on having 49 Senate seats after Election Day, while Republicans will hold 42.
Conservatives need to win eight (8) of the nine toss up races to take over the Senate.
One Senate race that should be watched. Barbara Boxer (D-CA.) leads former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina by 48% to 43%. Some 5% says they would vote for some other candidate and 5% are undecided. It does not look good for Fiorina, whose conservative credentials are not that good.
Tea Party members need to support
these races now.