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2012 already? GOP wannabes jockeying early

November 14th, 2009 . by TexasFred

2012 already? GOP wannabes jockeying early

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sarah Palin is embarking on a book tour. Tim Pawlenty is building a national political operation. Mitt Romney is weighing in on the recession.

They’re all jockeying for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination – even if they won’t say so.

Make no mistake: At least a half-dozen Republicans are in the early stages of campaigning for the chance to challenge President Barack Obama in his expected re-election race.

Ultimately, some may decide against running. But, at this point, they’re taking steps to position themselves for the GOP nomination fight – and that means courting conservatives critical in primaries, proving they can take on a popular incumbent president and painting a vision for a wayward GOP.

And, of course, gauging their relative strength, visiting early primary states and refusing to rule out official bids.

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I am going to come out very early and say this so that at NO point in the near future will anyone be able to say I didn’t take a stand on what was right, and didn’t declare MY intentions from the very start!

IF the GOP/RNC can’t offer up REAL Conservatives, social and fiscal Conservatives, I will, in all probability, vote for a 3rd party candidate again, just as I did in 2008. No more *lesser of the evils*, no more settling for less than the very best from the best candidates that can possibly be run. I don’t care WHAT the party is associated with their names, if they aren’t tried and true Conservatives, I will NOT support them in ANY way.

Pawlenty, for instance, caused a stir among insiders recently with a series of bobbles. In one case, the Minnesota governor seemed to suggest that moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, who sided with Democrats on Obama’s health care reform in a Senate Finance Committee vote, shouldn’t be part of the GOP. Pawlenty later made clear that she should.

What’s that Lassie? Little Timmy stepped in WHAT Lassie? Stepped in it, then slipped and fell into the hell that is political correctness?

Pawlenty was right in his 1st assessment, Olympia Snowe has NO business being in the GOP, she is an excellent example of what being a RINO is all about. He got it right and then wimped out in a grand display of political correctness. I abhor PCness. Take a stand, pick a side, tell the truth, speak an open and honest opinion and to HELL with ALL of the overly sensitive RINOs that are still trying in every way they can to embrace the *big tent* politics of the GOP, now known as Dem Lite.

Among others said to be flirting with a run are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich…

If Newt Gingrich runs for, and wins the nomination from the GOP, we, as a nation, are totally screwed. Gingrich is one of the original RINOs. He has been the subject of ethics violations and sanctions, he stands with people like Al $harpton, he supported DeDe Scozzafava. Gingrich is a used up, dried out piece of RINO dung!

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RNC chairman attacks Obama on health care

July 20th, 2009 . by TexasFred

RNC chairman attacks Obama on health care

WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Republican Party on Monday called President Barack Obama’s plan to overhaul health care “socialism,” accusing the president of conducting a risky experiment that will hurt the economy and force millions to drop their current coverage.

Michael Steele, in remarks at the National Press Club, also said the president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and key congressional committee chairmen are part of a “cabal” that wants to implement government-run health care.

“Obama-Pelosi want to start building a colossal, closed health care system where Washington decides. Republicans want and support an open health care system where patients and doctors make the decisions,” Steele said.

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Ding Ding Ding!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!! Steele gets it. It took a while. But after several months as the head of the RNC, Michael Steele finally gets it.

And the RNC wonders WHY Conservatives like me aren’t flocking back to the Big Tent.

Bloggers have been screaming at the top of their lungs, Obama and Company are trying to turn the United States into a socialist haven. People like Mark Levin and Glenn Beck have been ranting for months about Obama and Company. Just out of curiosity, WHERE has Michael Steele been during all of this?

Steele is correct in his words, he’s just way late to the party.

“Many Democrats outside of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid-Waxman cabal know that voters won’t stand for these kinds of foolish prescriptions for our health care. We do too. That’s why Republicans will stop at nothing to remind voters about the risky experimentation going on in Washington,” the party chairman said. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is Senate majority leader; Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Well Captain Obvious, just exactly what are Republicans going to do? Wait for YOU to lead the way? Gosh, I hope not. Your so-called leadership is suspect at best. Mr. Steele is another RINO that has Peter Principled himself.

The Peter Principle; “In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence.”

In his speech, Steele broadened his attack beyond health care to question Obama’s truthfulness.

The president “tells us he doesn’t want to spend more than we have, he doesn’t want the deficit to go up, he doesn’t want to live off borrowed money. But he also told us he didn’t want to run an auto company. President Obama justifies this spending by saying the devil made him do it. He doesn’t want to spend trillions we can’t afford, but he says he just can’t help it,” Steele said in the prepared excerpts.

Again I say, Michael Steele has the words. WHY has it taken him this long to get vocal?

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Jindal: GOP must return to fiscal discipline

February 25th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Jindal: GOP must return to fiscal discipline

WASHINGTON — Republicans responded to President Obama’s first address to Congress on Tuesday by vowing to work with the White House while also holding fast to principles of limited government and fiscal discipline.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who delivered the Republican response to Obama’s speech from the governor’s mansion in Baton Rouge, called on his party to return to core values and object to massive government spending intended to boost the economy.

“Democratic leaders say their legislation will grow the economy. What it will do is grow the government, increase our taxes down the line and saddle future generations with debt,” Jindal said, according to excerpts released by his office before the speech. “It’s irresponsible.”

Jindal, 37, was elected in 2007 and is one of a crop of Republicans whose star power has risen since the 2008 election. He recently gained attention for refusing millions of dollars in unemployment assistance bound for his state in Obama’s $787 billion stimulus plan.

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I heard quite a bit of criticism regarding the Jindal response. The substance OF the response was great. Admittedly the delivery was not the best I have ever seen from Bobby Jindal. But you have to remember this, he was not speaking to Republicans and Conservatives only, he was speaking to the nation, the Dems, the hard core libbers, the pro-abortion nuts, the anti-guns cabal, all the assorted moonbats. He had to keep it relatively sedate, otherwise, he would have gone so far over their heads it would have been ridiculous.

Lets face it, tonight was NOT Jindal’s best effort at speech making, far from it, but he was head and shoulders above George Bush on GWB’s best day!

Jindal says that the GOP must return to fiscal discipline and I fully agree with that statement. The GOP has to return to REAL Conservatism, that is what made the Republican party so great for so long. The GOP must oust ALL of the RINOs from their ranks, otherwise it’s just more of the same old thing.

What the GOP can’t do is present candidates that divide their party even farther than it already is. They can’t force a candidate like John McCain on this nation and tell us that HE is the best they have to offer. If that’s true, then the GOP is beyond repair. John McCain was one of the worst choices the GOP could have made. The choice of McCain is as much responsible for the Obama victory as anything or anyone out there.

McCain was viewed by Conservatives as an angry old man that was a lot closer to the Dems than he ever was to the GOP. McCain was viewed by many in the GOP as just another version of George Bush. Those 2 factors alone were more than enough reason for some to vote Obama and for some to vote for a 3rd party candidate.

Those are the reasons Barack Obama is president. It’s not because Obama is rich and powerful, he’s not anything special as things in general go, he was different and unique and he wasn’t Bush or McCain. That is what lost this last election and the GOP is by God responsible for that loss, 100% responsible!

Bobby Jindal says he doesn’t want to run for POTUS in 2012, but he should. Jindal says Louisiana needs him, and that is the truth if ever the truth was spoken. Louisiana has long had the reputation of being ultimately corrupt and Jindal is working as hard as anyone ever worked to rectify that situation and dispel the stench that hangs over Louisiana politics.

The USA needs Jindal too, and many more just like him. Young men and women, energetic, Conservative and not corrupted by the temptations of *old school politics*. America needs men like Bobby Jindal and we need them now more than ever before. If we survive the next 4 years under Obama, these words will ring even more true in the ears of all America!


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Just a thought – Draft Bobby Jindal in 2012!

February 24th, 2009 . by TexasFred


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