Sunday, October 31, 2010

Campaign Ads

Just saw the ad questioning McDonald's judgment because his client was Jimmy "The Weasel" Frattiano. Associating McDonald with his client is intended to wrongly portray McDonald's interests as the same as Frattiano's. This is unfair and should be stopped. Instead, the Republicans should just show the picture of McDonald with President Obama. Don't even have to say anything.
Now that would be a scary Halloween commercial.

Fighting Election Fraud

Democrats are getting very nervous and are starting to cheat. The best way to cheat is to allege voter intimidation in having them prove they are who they say they are. Although the Help America Vote Act actually does require proof of who you are in order to vote. But many people who want to exploit the dead, the elderly or the invalid by using their votes are fighting the requirement to provide proof. They claim that it unfairly burdens the poor who do not have identification.
Okay, then let's do this - Instead of requiring photo ID for those who don't have it, let's take their picture at the polling place with their name prominently displayed. Afterwards, we can go back and verify that they are who they say they are, and if they are not, post their picture in every precinct in the state to show who has committed a felony. And if they are found, sentence them to a minimum of seven years in prison with no parole so that they have to miss a few more elections that they won't be able to defraud.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Astroturfing on Display

The Tea Party is often accused of being "Astroturf" in that their accusers don't accept that people can be upset with the way Democrats are trying to ruin the country.  As a response, the Daly show and Comedy Central have decided to hold a "Rally to Restore Sanity" as an antidote to Glenn Beck.  But because this is being manufactured by a commercial enterprise they are attempting to limit who can make a video recording.  It's true that you wouldn't be able to record the show with your own camera while sitting in the audience and then sell it outside, but this is being held on the National Mall.

Maybe there is something to this whole corporate profits over getting the message out.

Friday, October 29, 2010

"We were just people who didn't really know what we were doing."

The Wall Street Journal had donned its anthropology gear and rendered a report on the actual birth of the Tea Party.  It's an excellent read and very informative both for those of us who support their issues, and those who oppose it.  Mostly, it's an interesting tour through a spontaneous uprising that the elites couldn't predict, and still don't really understand.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Yeah, We Miss You

Apparently, after all the good that Obama has done for us over the last two years, more people think that GW Bush was a better president than Obama is now.  By a rate of 48-43% Bush is rated higher than the present incumbent. 

So much for the blame Bush strategy.  It will more likely result in people remembering that for them personally, times were better back then.


At this late of a date, there is really not a lot of challenge in saying that the Republicans are going to take over the House, and will be within striking distance of the Senate. Watch for LIEberman (as his friends on the Left like to call him) and Ben Nelson to suddenly have tremendous influence if the Republicans are within two of 51 votes. Nelson in particular seems to be the best choice for a reverse Arlen Specter.
I will be sad to see Russ Feingold leave. Although I never really agreed with his positions, I have to give him credit for having integrity, and not just following the party line. Not so with Harry Reid, and I hope Barbara Boxer.
Locally, the only question on the ballot will be if McDonald actually breaks the 10% of the vote threshold. I am giving him a 50-50 chance.
I also think that the Tea Party candidates are going to do better than expected. Part of the problem with polling is guestimating who is going to turn out. For the most part, pollsters use historical analysis to predict who is going to show up and vote. Those analysis may not be valid this year. But even if Sharon Angle doesn't defeat Harry Reid or O'Donnel doesn't defeat Coons, the fact is that the Tea Party candidates are just version 1.0. Wait until 2012 and version 2.0 comes along. That version will completely rid the Republicans of the legacy failures like Murkowski, Bennett and Castle for example.
It won't be your Father's Republican Party after this election.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Dog Food Sucks

There is a story told of a dog food company that was spending millions on advertising but couldn't increase sales. They fired companies left and right after trying out new campaigns and still the results stayed the same: no increase in sales.
Finally the company figured out it had to start from the beginning and understand why their advertising campaigns were failing. After extensive research, a memo finally explained the ineffectiveness of their efforts: The dogs didn't like the dog food.
Such is the situation for President Obama, where he has decided that the reason we don't like Obamacare is because the marketing hasn't worked. Memo to the President: The dog food sucks.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Seditious Speech

The Left has always fashioned themselves as defenders of Free Speech. Whether Voltaire's "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." or the defense of Lenny Bruce and Larry Flynt for speech that was deemed offensive to others. It is of course a noble cause to defend free speech. But claiming to defend free speech while stifling speech you don't like is evidence of hypocrisy most foul, especially when it is politically motivated.
Whether it's the dismissal of Juan Williams from NPR or the firing of a father of a sailor who serves on the GHW Bush the Left has now ascended (or is it descended) to the ranks of all of the other totalitarian powers that they used to disparage.
I am sure that the Mullahs in Iran and Hugo Chavez are only to willing to embrace them with open arms and say "Welcome to the club."

Thursday, October 21, 2010

There Won't be a Republican Party to Leave

Sen. Jim DeMint is threatening to leave the Republican Party if after the election they fail to follow through with their professed limited government agenda. If the Republicans do take over the House, they will have immense pressure from those members of the Tea Party who are less politically motivated than they are ideologically motivated.
I know that many on the Left think that the Tea Party is a Republican creation and tool, but they misunderestimate the anger of people with the direction of spending. And that anger is centered around people like me, older, established and fearful for our future generations.
Keep an eye out. If the Republicans fail to act, after 2012 there won't be a Republican Party.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

When Will the Left Apologize?

The Tea Party which is based on the Constitution and the principles of limited government is called a racist organization because their "leaders" won't apologize for supposedly unpleasant behavior by one or two of its supporters, even though the allegations are not documented. I just want to know, when will the leaders of America's Left apologize for this? And by leaders, I mean you President Obama, you Harry Reid and you Nancy Pelosi, and you Max Baucus and you, oh wait, never mind, Tester doesn't do anything.
Much less anything to have to apologize for.