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If the election were held today, there’d be a lot of crying and gnashing of teeth

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Here’s a screen grab from RealClearPolitics.com’s presidential tracking poll:

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RCP aggregates dozens of polls to produce its RCP average. The method has been remarkably accurate, especially at the state level.

It’s time to focus on preventing the unmitigated disaster of a second Obama term.

In 112 days, Americans will vote on whether or not to continue our experiment in self-government.  If the election were held today, that experiment would be aborted.

It gets worse, too.  At this time in 2008, the much weaker John McCain was in a dead heat with Barack Obama.

If you’d like to help continue the experiment, come to Yacovelli’s Restaurant this Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Black Friday (Infographic)

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The world’s economy–including BRICs–is collapsing. The problem is debt, and the youth will set us free. Even if that’s a very painful liberation.

Black Friday

 

New York Times Admits It’s Basically Obama’s Campaign Newsletter

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The only surprise here is that the NYT’s own ombudsman admits that the paper is Obama’s best friend:

Many critics view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion. Like a lot of America, it basked a bit in the warm glow of Mr. Obama’s election in 2008. The company published a book about the country’s first African-American president, “Obama: The Historic Journey.” The Times also published a lengthy portrait of him in its Times Topics section on NYTimes.com, yet there’s nothing of the kind about George W. Bush or his father. [emphasis added]

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-times-gets-shredded-for-its-pro-obama-slant-by-its-own-ombudsman-2012-4#ixzz1spJslQgK

Another reason why few people get worked up when Democrats stuff ballot boxes in key swing states.

Financial Armageddon

NYT Describes Mayhem of “Taxmageddon”, And It Will Scare You Sick

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What the hell’s going on at NYT? First, they do a piece on Andrew Breitbart. Then they warn the world that Taxmageddon will crush the world in 2013, beginning with the USA.

Financial Armageddon

Here’s how Business Insider summarized the David Leohardt article:

Basically, with no changes to current law, taxes will rise for everyone, and after tax, inflation-adjusted income for the average American will drop to 1998 levels.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/nyt-here-comes-taxmageddon-2012-4#ixzz1s9RHtbZC

It’s largest tax increase in the history of Western Civilization, and it will happen if Congress doesn’t stop it. We could be looking at a 5 percent drop in GDP in 2013 alone.

Taxmageddon is the result of decades of borrowing to feed the entitlement monster. Only real entitlement reform will solve it.

The After Party will be at Crowne Plaza Grille at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 pm. Join us. Bring a friend.

BTW, David Leonhardt’s strategy for heading off Taxmageddon is electing Mitt Romney president. Imagine that.

The Election’s Over, and America Gave Obama His Eviction Notice. Here’s What Went Down.

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The look on George “Stephie” Stephanopoulos’s face was priceless. He had to say it.

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ABC News now projects that President Obama will go down to defeat.”

He couldn’t bring himself to say, “Romney won” or “Republicans won.”  He just couldn’t.

The network analysis was a political cliché run amok. My favorite came from James Carville who told CNN viewers that the election result “proves that crackers and racists vote.”

Andrea Mitchell: “Usually in a democracy, you get the government you deserve. In this case, America reject the government so desperately needs.”

Wolff Blitzer: “The Obama era’s days are numbered, and America’s might be, too.”

As map turned red in key states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and Florida, the anchors turned a sickly shade of white on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and CBS.  Jesse Jackson announced on CNN that “I am too distraught to rhyme because this election was a wrongdoing.”

Here’s how it came about.

  • Obama ate dog. Sure, Romney gave into his dog’s desire to ride on the roof of the car, but Obama ATE dog. Dog meat turns off voters.
  • Romney Ran Right. Independents want a president with commitment and competence.  They are right of center, but they’ll vote left if the right disappoints. Candy-ass centrist Republicans disappointment, so they vote for the Dem.  But Romney ran toward the right, locking in the Reagan Democrats and independents.
  • Obama’s presidency was incompetent, narcissistic, arrogant, and anti-American.  That’s not a good combination.
  • Popular and effective conservative governors, Senators, and representatives did a fabulous job promoting other conservatives instead of running up their own scores or buying favors from moderates.
  • Ron Paul visibly worked for Romney and Republicans on the under card.
  • The Supreme Court rules Obama attempted, and failed, to corrupt the Constitution through Obamacare, uncovering for many Obama’s authoritarian aims.
  • The economy sputtered.
  • Some Democrats, fearing the gallows of history, refused to endorse or openly abandoned Obama.
  • Tea Partiers realized that four more year of Obama would leave their children and grandchildren living like the Soviets . . . and supported the Republicans big time.

Less than six months’ time separates us from November.  This scenario, frankly, is far less probable than my previous scenario in which the GOP gets slaughtered.  But this one is plausible.

What is one thing you can do to produce this outcome instead of the other?

Own Your Life

Down at the Lake, They Want to Know “Is the Tea Party Dead?”

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Is the Tea Party dead?  That’s the big question this week around the Lake of the Ozarks.

First, Eric Reeve The Lake Liberal wrote this letter-to in Lake News Online. He concludes:

We may hear of the Tea Party here and there in the future, but I doubt it will ever figure prominently in American politics again. I say we should take a moment and reflect on what it might have been as we say farewell to the once promising Tea Party movement.

The Camdenton Tea Party said “not so fast,” and called for a rally to show that the Tea Party is still around.

Setting The Record Straight From 2008” Camdenton Tea Party April 28th, 12:00 noon at the Camden County Court House.  Will you get to work to prove the lake liberal wrong?

Will you take the time to come hear Barbara From Harlem? She and her daughter, Bee Bee are travelling 1100 Miles to tell you a different story.

How about Patriot Paul Curtman, Cynthia Davis, and Ed Martin, and eighth grader, Sophie Shore ?

Who’s right?

If the purpose of the Tea Party movement was to hold ever larger rallies and protests, then The Lake Liberal is right. The big rally era is over, and it isn’t coming back. I’m not saying to cancel all the rallies. Far from it.  I hope we have a few big ones in St. Louis this year.  But the rallies no longer define the movement. We’ve grown beyond mere demonstration.

If the purpose of the Tea Party was to ignite a long overdue conversation about the proper and fitting role of government in our lives, about the purpose and meaning of a written Constitution, then we’ve already won.  The Supreme Court now ponders those two questions, naked and profound, for the first time in decades. And the case got to the Supreme Court because the Tea Party forced the Senate to rush through a flawed law.

But if the Tea Party’s final mission is to restore the proper balance between government and the people who created it, then our mission is far from over and its outcome far from certain.

Many people–the unknowing believers–demand all the rewards of a free society, but they don’t want to be bothered with the details.  Or they haven’t been invited to the party in the language and context that they understand.

Some want the growing economy and the next generation iPads and cars that park themselves.  But they’ve never learned that only a free society can dream and demand and design and develop such wonders; governments can’t.

It’s our job to invite the Unknowing Believers. It’s up to us to ask them to the dance, in their terms, in ways they will understand. If a rally can bring in just one Unknowing Believer, it’s a success. In fact, if the rally just inspires one knowing believer to grow the pie, we’ve done our job.

The conservative movement, branded Tea Party or otherwise, isn’t dead until we, the people who drive it, say it is.  Or until we fall silent. And I’m not about to resign or retreat, are you?

Go get ’em, Camden County!

Write it down:

“Setting The Record Straight From 2008” Camdenton Tea Party

Date: April 28th, 2012
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Camden County Court House