The latest Drive-By Media template regarding the 2012 Presidential Election has hit. "Obama is the favorite," and "Obama will be tough to beat." My response to the Lamestream Media is, "...and then you woke up."
This narrative began with a well-reported but out of context quote from Karl Rove recently. Mr. Rove has said similar things on many occasions. Here is a well, in-context quote from January:
"We've got to be careful about this. He is a slight favorite to win reelection today. I'm optimistic we can beat him, but we will lose as conservatives if we think 'Oh, he's done and finished'." (1)
Rove, of course, has never compared Obama's reelection chances in '12 to Reagan in '84. He has simply said we need to NOT think of '12 as the Election of '80 but as the Election of '04. But of course, the RINO Republicans are about to pull out their white flags as fast as they can. These guys surrender faster than France. Here's the hard and fast truth: Obama will not be easy to beat, but we OUGHT to beat him if we run the right campaign.
Don't misunderstand me, this will be work. We need to run a solid, CONSERVATIVE candidate. The worst thing the Republican party ever runs into is the attitude that "we have to run a moderate candidate." NO. We did not win a landslide across the country in statehouses, governorships, the House of Representatives and six new senate seats in 2010 with Moderates! We won by giving the American people a REAL choice.
Now to you who really believe the most important thing in the world is to elect somebody with an (R) next to their name and think that we can win if we run another "moderate," do me a favor, will you? Tell me when the last time THAT mindset won us an election? Answer: 1952, Eisenhower. To those of you who think it's important to run an candidate because "it's his turn," do me a favor, will you? Tell me the last time THAT mindset won us an election? Answer: 1968, Nixon.
Now let's list the people who have LOST elections for the GOP after it being "their turn." Ready? Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, John McCain. How'd they do? Lousy? Gee...what makes you think if we run someone like that NOW it will work? Anybody expect this time to be different? ANYBODY?
Please realize that "it's their turn" is not necessarily the same thing as "establishment candidate." Ronald Reagan was the "establishment candidate" in 1980. George W. Bush was the "establishment candidate" in 2000. They both won twice. So it's not about who is the "Party Darling." It's about ideals, Conservative ideals!
Here's the reality that it is time to wake up to...the Republican Party MUST run a real conservative. Not only does real conservatism wins every single time it's been effectively communicated, but it is also the right remedy for Obama. Liberalism has caused the mess our country is in now.
Yes, I said it. I won't try to blame that ALL on Obama. Obama has just exacerbated the problem. The problem began with Franklin D. Roosevelt, blew up into a quagmire under Lyndon Johnson, added more programs that government ought not have under Carter like the Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and others. Liberalism is the problem with America's fiscal house.
Spending money on programs that the Constitution and the founding fathers never intended. I think if you had a time machine and could travel back to meet with Jefferson, Madison, Adams et al and you told them that we have a system now where citizens are paying over 50% of their income in taxes between federal, state, and local, they would be mortified.
Perhaps more importantly, if you told those founding fathers that, in America, taxpayer dollars are now funding such things like paintings, symphonies, museums, they would have a fit! (For the record, I enjoy art, I enjoy going to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) in Rochester, NY and I love going to museums. As a matter of fact, I enjoy those things enough that I am perfectly willing to buy a ticket to hear the RPO or go to a museum. And no, I am by no definition "rich." These are leisure activities I enjoy and am willing to spend my personal entertainment budget on.) If the founding fathers knew that people could apply for federal grants to write a novel, or that taxpayer dollars were bailing out businesses, they would be furious!
Liberalism has brought this country into fiscal despotism. Yes, conservative polices also cost money. Liberals everywhere keep bringing up "the cost of two wars," or the cost of this or that military program. But those monies are being spent on CONSTITUTIONAL endeavors! Let me quote the preamble of that very document:
We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. (2)
Please note: "provide for the common defense." For those of you from Palm Beach County, FL, that means not only the military, the police, the fire department. Things that Government naturally ought to do. Furthermore, military spending has brought this country to great wealth many times. Consider World War II. It was World War II, and not the New Deal, that truly pulled America, pulled the entire world, out of the Great Depression. To a small degree it was government spending, but it was government as a CONSUMER and not government as a fiscal director/stimulator. Government purchased products like tanks, GPs (that's "Jeeps" for those of you from Palm Beach County, FL - the GP stands for General Purpose Vehicle), bullets, guns, tires, etc etc etc. And since those purchases were within Constitutional limits, no complaints from me!
What this country needs is Conservatism in both the White House and in Congress. A Liberal congress can indeed cause great financial problems, even with a Conservative President leading the way. Look at Reagan's record. In his eight years, President Reagan doubled tax revenues after cutting tax rates. Unfortunately, the Democrat controlled House and Senate proceeded to spend $1.80 for every $1 brought in, because government never had a spare dollar for which they could find no use. We need a Conservative government now....all of it. With fiscal restraint in all branches. If I may give a few quotes from Ronald Reagan:
"In our present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government IS the problem."
"The problem is not that we tax too little, the problem is we spend too much."
We need a Republican Nominee who will live up to this belief. We need a conservatives running for the House of Representatives, for the Senate. That is how we beat Barrack Obama in 2012. We give America a real choice. We give them the chance to choose a President who will cut spending, who will cut taxes FOR EVERYONE, who will create a business climate that doesn't chase businesses out of the country to make their products worth making.
Be prepared: the Lamestream Media is going to continue to try to lie to us and make us believe that the country is "moderate" if not outright Liberal. The nation is not moderate, and it is most definitely NOT Liberal! As the attached 2010 poll shows, Conservatives have maintained a decent majority over moderates and double the numbers over liberals. (3) So let's run a candidate in line with what the Republican Party is supposed to be about, one who is in line with what America wants! We do that, I believe not only CAN we win, but I believe with all my heart we WILL win.
(1) Rove: Obama "slight favorite" in 2012
(2) The Constitution of the United States
(3) In 2010, Conservatives Still Outnumber Moderates, Liberals