Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Follow the Money

This just came to my attention.

The liberal news media is crying about "President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks." based of this "independent study"

But of course with the liberal media you ALWAYS must do some investigating of your own. In this case the first thing I wondered, just who are the Center for Public Integrity,and the Fund for Independence in Journalism?

Call me suspicious but somehow I knew there was more there than what their titles implied.

Sure anought after limited research I found this post from Fausta's blog

Associated Press, this morning:
Study: False statements preceded war

A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The study was posted Tuesday on the Web site of the Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism.
The Fund for Independence in Journalism mission, in their own words:
The Fund's primary purpose is providing legal defense and endowment support for the largest nonprofit, investigative reporting institution in the world, the Center for Public Integrity

According to AP, that makes them two nonprofit journalism organizations, when in fact it's one organization with a legal branch to shield it from lawsuits.

Ed Morrissey takes a look at who's behind the Center for Public Integrity:
the Center for Public Integrity hardly qualifies as "independent". It gets much of its funding from George Soros, who has thrown millions of dollars behind Democratic political candidates, and explicitly campaigned to defeat George Bush in 2004....Nowhere in these articles do either news organization bother to inform their reader of the partisan nature of the CPI. Besides Soros, it gets financing from the Streisand Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Los Angeles Times Foundation. The FIJ shares most of its board members with the CPI, which hardly makes it a separate entity in terms of its political direction.

Big Lizards explains How to Lie About Lying:
One notes that "Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith of the Fund for Independence in Journalism staff members" -- isn't that a lovely grammatical construct? -- do not deny that Iraq was "trying to... obtain" WMD, even though they appear to include such claims under the category of "false statements."Nor do they deny the administration's claim that Iraq had "links" with al-Qaeda. They merely dispute the meaningfulness of those links... and dub that another "false statement" by the president and his administration. If you look at the Wikipedia entry on the Center for Public Integrity, you'll find more on the sources of funds.

By the way,
Mr Soros was the man reported to have made $1bn profit in September 1992, betting correctly that the British currency would have to be devalued and leave the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.

Now, "I'm looking for a significant shift of power and influence away from the US in particular and a shift in favour of the developing world, particularly China."

So, before you descend into further APDD (Associated Press Deficit Disorder), it's worthwhile asking, "Who's paying for the study?", and take it from there.

First Tom, then Hunter, now Fred

Not a conservative of any degree left

Its' terrible isn't it when the "best" option is someone like McCain?

Even Electable? McCain has 2 emotions, he's either angry or smug & arrogant and he can't cry like Hitlery can

Maybe the Republican party will get a clue and realize that it is when we present a clear contrast (conservative ) to the Democrats that we win

"President Clinton" will do to this country what her buddy, Governor Granholm has done to Michigan

Maybe it will take a Hiltery to almost destroy this country to usher a new Reagan era? History repeating itself, 1976 then 1980?

But on the other hand is America REALLY ready for a woman president? Especially someone like Hiltery?
I mean we aren't talking Margret Thatcher here
If Hiltery is the nominee will lots of blacks sit it out in protest?
Will lots of men?

But then again if McCain is the nominee will lots of conservatives sit it out?

2008 is going to be a defining moment for the Republican Party and for this country

God help us

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Why not Duncan Hunter?

Why isn't Duncan Hunter, who is admittedly a true conservative, doing better?
And why do I support Fred Thompson?

Looking at the results so far for Duncan Hunter
In Iowa 1%
In Michigan 0% with 2,823 votes
In New Hampshire 0% with 1,220
In Wyoming 8% to Romney's 67% and Thompson's 25%

As I write this Nevada and South Carolina are still voting
Nevada with 79% reporting has Hunter with
2% or 608 votes

I have several reasons. First off, it is obvious the Republican Party is fractured.
The congressional losses of 2006 resulted in, in my opinion a large portion of the Republican Party willingly to pick a candidate that is perceived as being able to win as opposed to a candidate who best represents the party's conservative principals.
For example, who would have thought only a few years ago that someone with a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual stance would never be a candidate for the Republican Party?
The pro-choice political action organization NARAL believes a win by Republican Rudy Giuliani in the 2008 presidential race would be a boon to pro-choice forces

John McCain represents a moderate wing of the party. Mike Huckabee is a curious mixture of a Christian who supports liberal policies. In addition, Ron Paul is the first Republican/Libertairn candidate to receive more than 3% of votes. Mitt Romney is good looking the (Kennedy factor) and fiscally conservative but with a suspect recent conversion to social conservative principals.

So what do these candidates all have in common? Grassroots and moneyed backers who BELIEVE that their candidate CAN WIN

Sad to say this is evidently that Duncan Hunter, respite conservative credentials lacks.

Quite frankly it is a gloomy state of affairs that the party of conservative principals has seemly turned its back on the two true conservatives in the running, Duncan Hunter and until recently Tom Tancredo. To me it speaks volumes about the current state of the Republican Party.
Fred Thompson was right when he said, "The future of the Republican Party is at stake"

If the 2008 Republican nominee is selected on mostly elect ability as opposed to consistent conservative principals than the party will drift even closer to the middle and our conservative values will be minimized in the party.

On the other hand, could it be that a loss to a scorched earth liberal like Hillary or Obama would be the very thing that would usher in a true conservative candidate in 2012?

Let's look back to 1976. Ronald Reagan was running for the Presidential nominee of the Republican Party; however, he lost in the Primaries to Ford

Yet, his loss proved to be a mixed blessing; when Ford lost the 1976 election to Democrat Jimmy Carter. The disastrous Jimmy Carter presidency helped Ronald Reagan secure the party nomination and go on to win the 1980 presidential election.

But getting back to Fred Thompson. In my opinion out of all the candidates still running who have a chance of the nomination, Fred Thompson is the most conservative.

More conservative than McCain, Huckabee, Romney. (Giuliani goes with saying, a liberal with an "R" by his name)

That is why I am supporting Fred, process of elimination. I want the most conservative candidate who still can win, to win the nomination

Is Duncan Hunter and was Tom Tancredo first choices. Yes, absolutely

Since Tom Tancredo has dropped out, does Duncan Hunter have a chance of winning the nomination?
In my opinion No.

I do believe he will do better out West where he has more name recognition but a candidate has to do
better than 0-4% in the rest of the country

In addition, perhaps this just is not a time for conservatives. Perhaps history must repeat itself
and 2008 is 1976 and 2012 will be a 1980

I only hope that conservatism survives the cycle.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Fred "Comes Alive"

Some of us remember that phrase referring to Peter Frampton.

Well Fred came alive last night and showed the Fred that his supporters already know. Last night he hit it out of the ball park!


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Fred Thompson on O'Reilly and List of Supporters

Current list of Fred Supporters Courtesy of Flopping Aces

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Former Sen. George Allen (R-VA), Former Sen. Al D’Amato (R-NY), Former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK), California State Sen. Tom McClintock, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), former CA State Senator Dick Mountjoy, California State Senator George Runner, Tom Tancredo’s former Iowa State Chairman Bill Salier, and Pat Buchanan’s former Iowa campaign director for his 1996 run and current Republican Iowa Third District State Central Committee member, Loras Schulte.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Iowa Caucus and Jenny-Fraud?

Well the results of the Iowas Caucus are in and the pundits are giving their opinions so here's mine;

Its seem that quite a few Iowans paid more attention to the fact that Mike Huckabee is Christian(from what I have read, a moderate one) than the fact he borders on moderate to socialists on the issues.

Quite frankly I think it makes the "religious right" look stupid, i.e all a candidate has to do is proclaim Christianity

Now don't get me wrong I would love a Christian candidate and president but Christianity can't be the only qualification for the president of the United States. Of course as a Christian I need a pro-lifer. Huckabee isn't the only pro-life candidate in fact Fred Thompson recieved the National Life to Life endorsement. However I also need a candidate that has a conservative stance and record on strong national security, protecting our borders, limited government,and cutting taxes.

And that isn't Mike Huckabee, in my opinion. I base it on all the research, on all the debates and reading, reading, reading I have done on the candidates.

But its still early.. and many Christians still haven't made up their minds....I just pray it will be with all the facts that Christians have taken the time to find out
To "find out" about Fred

However the real big picture I see is that people want someone different
Someone they see as not establishment. Both Huckabee and Obama fit the bill, relativity unknown and a newcomer

In addition Ron Paul got 10% which means there are a lot of newly independent voters out there tired of both parties.

How Ron Paul will not win the election but who will his voters vote for?
Or perhaps will some not vote at all or vote for a Dem
as a statement vote? i.e maybe 4 years of a Dem will clear the way for a real conservative
Will Ron Paul endorse any of the other candidates or the final winner of the GOP? I know, I know to Paul supporters he will be the next president.

This is still a wide open race but no candidate should take the "natives are restless" lightly
But after the Iowa results, how could they?

So NOW is the time to choose your candidate if you have not done so already. Please don't get caught up in the ball and chain of "electability"
Support your candidate with your money and time and help him BECOME electable. Remember ;" George W. Bush; his father, George H.W. Bush; and Ronald Reagan all lost one of the two early states in 2000, 1988 and 1980, respectively."

And on the home front

Taxpayer Fraud??? The state announced a SURPLUS of some $350 Million dollars…after the Democrats jammed through the largest tax increase in Michigan’s history. Republicans argued we could balance our budget without raising taxes…this is before any meaningful reforms.

Now that the Democrats got their tax increase…how about a bi-partisan approach at reforming the way Michigan spend our tax dollars?!?

How convenient for our Governor to some how have "lost" $350 million and then "by accident" discover it

Anyone wanna buy a bridge in Brooklyn?