Archive for May, 2010

The Truth about Winning

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Notice something that both Scott Brown and Charles Djou has in common?

Neither are “true” conservatives, yet both managed to win in states that are so Blue that having a “D” in front of ones name is a requirement for winning.

Anyone who believes that a politician needs to be truly conservative in order to win does not understand democracy. 

A politician has to be able to represent ALL the people, even those that they do not agree with.

Both candidates believe in Republican ideals–but and here comes the really important part: understand that they are there by the will of ALL of the people.

When Conservatives JOIN with their Liberal counterparts to tell the public how terrible the Republican party is, the Dems take over Congress and the WH–and ultimately the SCOTUS.  When they learn what they are supposed to learn in grade school, that there is a time and a place for everything…and that uniting with others is the core foundation of the UNITED States…they WIN.

And WINNING allows one to push ones principles and ideology.

Losing only affords you to preach to the wind.

How America sees the Illegal Immigration Issue - Part 2

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Why do I believe the previous talking points are not true?

1- Most Americans consider any kind of “path to citizenship” as “amnesty”.

Most Americans HAVE broken laws; ie speeding, running red lights, parking and do not consider paying hefty fines as “amnesty”.  Sorry.

2- Most Americans consider Mexicans as a threat to “national security”.

Most Americans CAN tell the difference between Mexicans who take care of their lawns and their children with a work ethic that makes most American employers weep in gratitude and Moslems who think it’s ok to kill the infidel.

3- Most Americans want to deny citizenship to anchor babies, children born of illegals.

Most Americans cannot go beyond a second generation to find an immigrant ancestor.  While most came here at a time when Americans welcomed immigrants, the idea of denying anyone of their constitutional right of citizenship because you don’t like their parents is abhorrent.

4- Most Americans want the jobs that illegals take.

Most Americans have heard all about the $18 a hour maid or $24 a bucket of fruit that illegals are supposed to make, but very few are willing to do such back breaking work for any amount of money.

5- Most Americans consider the illegal immigration issue on a par with unemployment, terrorism, Obamacare.

Most Americans did NOT choose Illegal Immigration hawks like Santorium, Tancredo, Hayworth or even Romney when he switched sides and jumped on that wagon.  Even “conservatives” choose less illegal immigration activist like McCain.

They DID choose GWB in 2004 and the GOP in 2002 and 2004 over terrorism and will, if conservatives don’t blow it, choose against Obamacare come November.

6- Most Americans understand that this is about breaking laws and NOT about racism.

They would if the talk where of illegals in the Northern border or on our very porus ports.  As it is, they know, and the honest conservative know, it’s all about Mexicans.  They are fed up with Blacks thugs running our inner cities and being untouchable so they turn their attention to the criminal element of another race. 

7- Most Americans agree with the Arizona law’s of having non-Whites prove they are not here illegally.

Most Americans are old enough to remember when a group of people had to carry papers to prove who they weren’t.  They also remember a time when a wall was being asked to be torn down. 

How America sees the Illegal Immigration Issue - Part 1

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

As most of you know, I am in marketing which means that I tend to approach most things from the stand point of “selling” a product.  For the last 8 years, that “product” has been the party of Republicans.  It has not been easy, not because the MSM has been on a Bush and GOP bender–while quite extreme, it IS expected for most belong to the opposition camp, but because third party wannabes pretending to be the base has also had “Bush/McCain/Republican derangement”. 

For every Liberal that won’t let go of this derangement after nearly 18 months of Obama, there is an equal amount of “conservatives” that can’t either.  Every knock of Obama is pre or post “but Bush/the GOP did the same.”

It is truly idiotic because the difference between the two presidents and two parties are extraordinary and obvious, yet the comparison continues to be made; like a person refusing to condemn someone of perjury because he has told lies in his past.  It goes beyond ridiculous when one considers that the “product” they claim to represent has so much more features than the competition…features like strong military, family values, and sound fiscal ideology.

And they continue to point to the one feature they consider a “flaw”.

In the case of the GOP, that “flaw” is the illegal immigration issue.   It doesn’t matter that under Bush, illegal immigration FELL and that this president definitely WILL add 20 million Hispanic voters to the Dem column.  Those pretending to be “true conservatives” will continue to push this issue until everyone is convinced that the GOP is a party of old White, gun toting, bible thumping hicks.

Talk Show Mafia and their equally rating hungry pundits continue to preach to the choir, knowing full well that at the end of the day, their power and their relevancy will demand that their listeners/readers “hold their nose and vote Republican.”  Yet everyone of them KNOW that to win, they MUST garner the Independent and non-conservative vote.  Yet no one bothers to ask them.

So here’s a question:  which of the following is true?

1- Most Americans consider any kind of “path to citizenship” as “amnesty”.

2- Most Americans consider Mexicans as a threat to “national security”.

3- Most Americans want to deny citizenship to anchor babies, children born of illegals.

4- Most Americans want the jobs that illegals take.

5- Most Americans consider the illegal immigration issue on a par with unemployment, terrorism, Obamacare.

6- Most Americans understand that this is about breaking laws and NOT about racism.

7- Most Americans agree with the Arizona law’s of having non-Whites prove they are not here illegally.

Answer:  None.