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South Carolina Debate: Newt Gingrich Steals the Show

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The debate isn’t quite over but I’m pretty sure we have a clear winner. Newt Gingrich has definitely stolen the show tonight! From his battle with Juan Williams to the slightly arrogant “look at me I’m smart”, answers to questions about the economy he just seemed to have it all together tonight.

So who struggled the most? I kind of think everyone else did a mediocre job. Of the other four debaters, Ron Paul takes second place but he struggled quite a bit especially in the area of foreign policy. I personally think its sad that he was booed for his suggestion of applying the golden rule.

Rick Perry wanted to bring back the Gong but I’m pretty sure he would have been gonged before Paul.

I’m going to finish up watching the debate before I offer my full analysis.

Tired of Talking About Debt

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In preparing to update my blog I looked over my past posts. I realized most of them have been about our nations debt. Quite frankly I’m tired of talking about it. I know it’s a timely subject that everyone is talking about but I’m ready to focus on other things. My plan is to start posting about 2012 candidates though I’m sure they will all have plenty to say about our debt, the credit rating downgrade, and plans for the deficit so it seems I probably wont be able to escape the debt discussion anytime soon.

I still have no idea who I’m going to vote for in the primary’s which is weird. I normally already know by now.

I’m still against Michelle Bachman and Herman Cain. I almost certainly wont vote for Santorum or Perry. Gary Johnson I feel so-so about and I really like Ron Paul. I’m not sure where I stand on Mitt Romney.

The point of this post is to announce a new schedule for my blog. I plan to have themed days of the week so that perhaps I can get away from so much talk about the debt!

The following is the schedule I intend to follow

Media Monday (every monday)

  • Mondays will be all about the media. I’ll probably spew my hatred for Fox News a lot.

Tea Party Tuesday (every Tuesday)

  • No matter how you feel about them you can’t deny that they have had an impact on politics. They’ve had enough of an impact, that I think they need their own day.

Whitehouse Wednesday (every Wednesday)

  • Wednesdays will be dedicated to examining the Whitehouse and the people working there.

Thursday

  • Thursdays will be dedicated to the 2012 race (I can’t come up with a catchy name)

Fiscal Friday (every other Friday)

  • Every other Friday we will talk about money which of course means more talk about the debt.

Free Speech Friday (every other Friday)

  • Every other Friday I plan to feature stories about people notably practicing their first amendment rights. If I can’t find a story to feature I’ll take the time to practice that right myself!

 

There may be times when I deviate from the schedule for “breaking news” but I think this schedule will help give this blog direction and focus.

Herman Cain (Why I Can’t Support Him)

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Let me begin this post by stating that I am a PROUD supporter of the GOP. However I absolutely do not support Herman Cain. Earlier I wrote about my disdain for Michele Bachmann but at least I acknowledged her as a GOP candidate. I don’t even like to do that for Herman Cain. Hopefully after reading this post and the links I’ll provide you will feel the same way.

As you will hear me say time and time again, I do not like the religious right! It is the religious bigots, wing nuts, and whack jobs that give the conservative movement a bad reputation.

I understand the desire to have a God-fearing leader in the white house (believe me that’s what I want) but Herman Cain is a religious bigot to the core! This blog which I’ll be featuring in today’s blog roll later on hit the nail on the head.

Cain seems to always dig himself in deeper and deeper. He makes it obvious that he is anti-muslim and recently made the statement that Romneys religion is why he didn’t do well in the last election.

Don’t believe he is anti-muslim? How about some proof.

An article from Huffington Post said this,

“In March, Cain told reporters at a campaign event that if elected president, he would not appoint Muslims to his cabinet because of his belief that they would attempt to work Sharia law into the U.S. government. He later attempted to walk that statement back, saying “I am not anti-Muslim. I am anti-terrorist.”

1.) He is declaring to exclude a perfectly acceptable law abiding group of people from government.

2.) When he back tracked he is now showing his belief that all Muslims are terrorists!

3.) He tried to back track again by saying he would appoint any Muslim willing to disavow Sharia law. Hmm that doesn’t sound much like separation of church and state to me. That also sounds a little like a violation of the constitution.

4.) In this video, Cain said that he didn’t say he wouldn’t appoint a Muslim but he said he wouldn’t be comfortable with a Muslim in his cabinet. So, you’re saying you’ll appoint someone you aren’t comfortable with? That makes sense right? Then he said he would require an oath of loyalty before appointing a Muslim cabinet member.

Still don’t believe me?

He says that Americans have the right to block the building of Islamic centers in their communities. The last time I checked the people who wish to build the mosques are usually legal citizens of this country. On top of this, he tries to use the separation of church and state argument to back up his belief that Americans somehow have this right to infringe on the rights of other Americans. THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!

I think from this alone it’s obvious that Cain is not fit to be President of the United States. If he is willing to exclude a group of people from government based on a misguided prejudice and support the violation of their constitutional rights as American citizens why would we want him in the White House?

Now why am I so reluctant to write about Cain and acknowledge his candidacy? It’s because if the GOP really wants to take back the White House we have GOT to distance ourselves from people like Cain. I said it earlier and I’ll say it again it is this type of candidate that gives our party a bad rap. It’s time to shun these types of candidates and gather around one strong center right candidate. Do I know who that candidate is yet? No but I know it’s NOT Herman Cain.

 

 

Preview of Thursdays Posts

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I’ve been meaning to post some new things all day long but I haven’t had time to finish any of them. Here is a preview of the posts that will be up tomorrow.

First I want to provide a bit of commentary on the Presidential Twitter Debate that took place today (well yesterday really). It seemed to go over quite well and while I wasn’t present for most of it I was able to go back and read all the tweets from the candidates.

Second, someone told me I didn’t include Herman Cain in my list of candidates on my 2012 Republican Roundup page. It’s not because I forgot so I’ll be explaining that later as well. For now just suffice to say I have a hard time even acknowledging him as a candidate.

Third I’ve got some expanded posts prepared on the other 2012 candidates and I’m going to shed some light on who I may be voting for in the primary.

Finally I’ve got some great things to say about some political bloggers I found on twitter so I’ll be introducing those and adding them to my blog roll. If you write a political blog or read one that you think is great post the link in the comments and I’ll check it out and add it to my blog roll!

I just wanted to throw out a quick update so folks wouldn’t think I forgot about this blog. It’s been a long day though so I’m going to log off for the night and watch a few episodes of Bones (I’m kinda obsessed with it at the moment).

 

Good night all, stay tuned and send your friends this way! Feedback is GREATLY appreciated!

First ever Presidential Debate on Twitter

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Today I will be participating in a GOP candidate debate on Twitter (as long as my boss ends our staff meeting early). Join us here! It should be really interesting. I’m a little disappointed because a few people like Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and Jon Huntsman wont be participating however Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Gary Johnson and Newt Gingrich will all be taking part. I’m a big Gary Johnson fan and I’m looking forward to Bachmann making a fool of herself as usual!

I think that part of the reason the others aren’t participating is due to the fact that it is being hosted by a Tea Party movement.

Should be fun though!

Tune in to the website I linked above and watch it all unfold at 3:00 PM ET TODAY!

Ron Paul Money Bomb a success!

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Ron Paul hyped up his campaign today with a “Ready Ames Fire” MoneyBomb. Ron Paul supporters also organized a Ron Paul Twitter Bomb in an effort to get the keyword #ronpaul to trend on twitter. While the trend hasn’t happened yet it was amazing to watch a small group of people band together and make their voices heard. Ron Paul will trend on Twitter and he will trend in America.

People have asked my why I participated in the Money Bomb/Twitter Bomb if I haven’t decided who to vote for. My reasons are simple.

1.) I do admire Ron Paul and think he is a great man.

2.) I love grass-roots efforts for a worthy cause

3.) There is a good chance Ron Paul will be the one I give my vote to.

The MoneyBomb was a success and Ron Paul raised over half a million dollars today to boost his Iowa campaign.

I’m proud to have been a part of todays movement. Perhaps next time you will join in as well!

www.ronpaul2012.com

2012 Campaign and My Vote

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A lot of people who follow me on twitter probably think I’m a Die-hard Ron Paul fan. The fact is I like the guy but that doesn’t mean I’ll vote for him in the primaries. In fact I don’t know who I’m voting for yet. I’m taking part in the Ron Paul Twitter Bomb because I believe in the GOP and until I make my decision I will support the candidates that are out there. I’ve said it before but I will not be supporting Michele Bachmann.

My reasons for this are many and here are a few of them:

1.) I don’t like where she stands on social issues. Some would accuse me of being socially liberal and if that’s what you want to call it then so be it. You can see from the tagline of this blog that I hate the religious right and I believe that Michele Bachmann is a member of that group. You can see it in the way she speaks about Gay Marriage and then there is the talk of her clinics “therapy” measures to reform homosexuals.

I will not speak on this blog about where I stand on the issue because it doesn’t matter. The debate about gay marriage and gay rights does not need to center around religion but then again if there were no religious right then there would be no debate. I feel like the government is all about policy and it needs to stay that way. We don’t need a president crusading for God. Do I support a Christian president? Absolutely. I’m a Christian myself I just feel like we live by example not by forcing our faith down the throats of a nation. I will ALWAYS be for gay rights because I am for human/individual rights. What makes a gay individual somehow less deserving of the same rights and freedoms that I enjoy?

Ok enough with that little rant I’m sure my family is having a stroke right now

2.) I don’t think Bachmann can handle the Presidency. To be quite honest I’ve always thought Bachmann was a little “nuts”. Something about the way she carries herself screams ball of stress. Yesterday the Daily Caller tweeted the story that heavy stress incapacitates her.  I found it to be an interesting read and this morning CBS had picked up the story as well. I understand that the idea is to create controversy and doubt around opposition but over-all the articles were fairly objective in stating the facts. Tucker Carlson, the Daily Caller writer who first tweeted the story was attacked by some Bachmann fans but he didn’t try to sling mud on Bachmann. The point is, I find myself agreeing with this article and if the stress of the campaign causes her to heavily medicate herself what will she be like as President? It’s a very scary thought. What’s even scarier is that today Bachmann narrowly surpassed Romney in some polls. The party seems pretty heavily split right now and we really need to band together behind one person, preferably NOT Michele Bachmann.

3.) This ties in to point 1 but the woman is a religious zealot on a Holy War to “pray away the gay” and do Gods work. Doing Gods work is all fine and well after all Christians are supposed to be about Gods Business. However its this type of religious wing-nut that will get us into a world of hurt if we put her in the white house. Not only does this go back to my point that we should shove faith down other people’s throats but in some cases the woman is downright insulting.

4.) This expands on point number two a bit but I really think the woman is just a little loony. She reminds me of a conspiracy theorist in some of the things she says. First she tried to cause a stir by saying that the Chinese were plotting to replace the dollar and that Obama wanted to get rid of the dollar as well. A discussion on a global currency is one thing but Bachmann twisted the situation.

Another of her loony moments is her quest to save the incandescent light bulb. That’s right folks while unofficially kicking off her campaign for the presidency in New Hampshire Bachmann made light bulbs a hot button issue, calling Thomas Edison “Patriotic” and declaring it the right of the people to buy whatever kind of light bulbs they want.

Then there is the fact that the woman was an IRS tax lawyer who is now an anti-tax Tea Party enthusiast. Contradictions much? I don’t buy it.

I could go on for pages but I’m trying to keep my posts fairly short and this is already longer than I intended. As I said in the beginning I will not be voting for Michele Bachmann in the primaries and I hope you don’t either.