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By JGillman, Section News
One cannot turn on the news it seems without wondering how the reality shows that have captivated so many over the years escaped the television and made it to one of the most important events we patronize.
Each political event happening daily, further embellished by speculation or commentary of the trained pundits of pop culture. Each misstep of the character of the day amplified by the 24 hour news cycle stacking opinion for a better view of the tragedy that is sometimes humanity. Not in that we fail, but rather that we titillate and secret our joy about the failures that bring about a new player in the game of the day. Somehow our darkened souls must find comfort in the perpetual failings that only a well oiled machinery of media attention can accentuate.
We have reached the bottom.
I do not intend to remain at there however. I will not sit idly by while the character of good folk continues to be sacrificed to create the drama for next week's lust for tragedy.
I ask each of you to consider what happens if the Marxist in the white house is allowed to desecrate our great country beyond 2012. Between his utter disregard for the Congress, our constitution, or private property, a term fully hardened by a "mandate" of a win, would mean the end of the US as we know it.
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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws
As the result of some extraordinary oversight, your faithful Wizard has snagged a media credential and will be blogging the GOP debate tonight. Stationed in the media center, I may have the opportunity to ask some of the candidates or their surrogates questions during the post-debate spin-o-rama.
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By Chad, Section News
~ Promoted for discussion ~
Okay, first we had the 9-9-9 plan, then we had 9-9-9 with exemptions, and now we have 9-0-9 for the poor. I have had many conservatives telling me this is a good plan, but the introduction of a national sales tax alone was a deal breaker for me. Let alone the fact that the plan seems to change every few days.
Recently none other that Pete Hoekstra went on the record endorsing the 9-9-9 plan when the bandwagon started to roll. He said on Twitter:
I indicated support for Cain 9 9 9 plan as interim step in tax system overhaul. Paul Ryan and Art Laffer express support as well!
Well, it turns out that Paul Ryan has never supported the plan after all. Other conservatives have lambasted the plan including Hoekstra supporter Michelle Bachmann who blasted the idea. Hey, as a former lawyer for the IRS she knows a thing or two about taxes. So here is the question, does Pete Hoekstra still support Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan? And if the answer is yes, which one does he support?
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By JGillman, Section News
Don't endorse a primary candidate if YOU are a primary candidate unless you are running as a slate.
If Michelle Bachmann is even aware of the thing (below the line) that is being sent out, she has made a GRAVE error. Signing on for any single US Senate candidate when trying to establish a broad base of your own is problematic enough, but with 4 other declared candidates, you risk spooking an entire pool of voters. Its done it to me.
Michelle, here is a clue: I don't know of any Tea Party actives who think Hoekstra is worthy of their support. There may be quite a few, but in the circles I run, Randy Hekman, Gary Glenn, Peter Konetchy, or even Clark Durant would be more acceptable.
TARP, failure to endorse Right-To-Work, and an entrenched DC mentality are other clues that might give you a picture of who Hoekstra is. The guy is willing to throw Michigan under the bus for the likes of Jimmy Hoffa.
Yeah. Tea Party. Yay!
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By JGillman, Section News
I like your work usually. I am not often your worst critic, but you are making the same mistake as those folks who think "the middle is where it's at" have made for years. Its what has screwed this country up in the first place. And its what was turned out in a number of primaries around the country, in a process that will continue to be done as long as we have a chance to rescue our constitution from the lefties and milquetoast RINOs.
Nolan Finley writes yesterday about Trump, Palin, Bachmann as if they are on the same wavelength. Adding in Herman Cain, he postures further, that these four are as likely to be on the Republican presidential ticket as Dennis Kucinich.
"Meanwhile, the Republicans with a legitimate shot at the nomination and a serious message to bring are practically ignored. Trump has accrued more air time over the past two months than have former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana and former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts combined."
Nolan? Repeat after me: "I have largely ignored the message by the Tea Party over the last two years, and find myself afraid to challenge the conventional wisdom as designed by my media masters." Its true.
And you may be right that Trump will not be there. But for far different reasons that are as alien to your consideration as the square peg-round hole association of Palin, Caine, or Bachmann to Trump.
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