Return to Blogging: Losing the Election but not losing our souls.

November 5, 2008

Hello, I’m back. Couldn’t really write anything the last few weeks – everything I felt was being written by my side already. The Obama voters have just done an incredibly stupid thing… To those on the left who are now crowing – Gene at Harry’s Place in particular – “fuck you”. You were blinded by your partisan hatreds into befriending your enemies – you WILL regret this.

To those who bravely voted for McCain, bad luck. And Damn, Blast, Fuck, Bloody Fucking, Fucking, Fucking Hell. Well the world’s not going to come to an end – there are real limits to a President’s power… just I have this nagging worry about Obama. Let’s hope the judiciary stand up to the barmmier ideas…wait…he can sack the lot…in fact he will – Bush did.
Does anyone know if the senior Dems are still talking about slashing the military budget?

Anyway, here’s the comment that I left on Shire Network News today. It sums up a lot for me.

Ok. We lost. And McCain did lose graciously – he always was gracious (unlike the opponent).

The world is not going to end suddenly…however, the USA will realise at some point in the future that it elected (and the media in particular) a disgraceful man to be president in the face of danger. The USA has just buried its head in the sand, and to Israelis I would say – hit Iran in the next two to three months – that’s how long you have to increase your chances of survival.

The unconstitutional and illegal tactics of the Democrats will become institutionalised as the Consitution will be subverted. To what ends? To whichever ends the left of the Democrat party decide.

On the plus side. These next four years will give real leftwingers like myself and the conservative movement in the USA to put in some real coordinating thought on how to regroup and win the next election, so we can undo the damage that will have been wrought by the “messiah”.
It seems to me that one of the reasons that the Republicans never developed a coherent domestic message was that they never had one. Low taxes were a good idea, are a good idea but not as much as reforming the tax code to promote the benefits of work. The US tax code has been a mess for the last twenty years and Obama’s Democrats are not going to tackle it – too much like hard work.
The Republicans should be starting to work out a manifesto that provides a realistic and plausible small government platform to counter the Big Government excesses of an Obama presidency.
At the same time, healthcare is going to be an issue. I wrote a post on my blog months ago about this and the failings of the conservatives to really tackle why healthcare is a Democrat issue. To revisit the argument, healthcare in the US is semi-nationalised and semi-privatised; in Britain, we have mostly nationalised healthcare and it remains one of the institutions of which the British remain most proud, even when outraged by stupid decisions such as trying to punish people for using private healthcare alongside the NHS. Those are excesses but excesses which have no root in the spirit of the NHS, that the nation cares for all its subjects.

If the Republicans are bold, they can come up with a small government version of the NHS for the USA. I would propose something like this: the federal government provides a basic healthcare voucher which consumers can use to shop around for the best healthcare deal. In return for the abolition of corporation tax on healthcare providers, the government and the healthcare providers agree on a basic regulatory framework of consumer rights, a set of standardised insurance plans into which consumers must buy and an agreed limiting of drug prices based on a compromise between market and R&D costs and affordability for consumers. This would act in the same manner, I believe, as the regulatory framework the British government uses for energy, telephony etc in Britain where the companies then compete on price and service within a framework that guarentees a competative market.
The USA, not matter what the liberal left shriek, is not as poor as Britain was in 1945. For the Republican party, I think this would create a great deal of affection towards them from the working class Democrat voters and combined with a real reforming assault on Medicare, Medicaid, the pensions system, public education and the tax system, would give them a mantle of “real” reformers – the party of “competence”, rather than the Democrats who would be the party of “conscience” but “incompetence”. If you want your country to be run well – vote Republican. If you want your country to cater to special interest and minority groups in the name of “fairness”, vote Democrat but don’t be shocked at the waste and corruption.

Returning to the present. So Obama thinks that Bush administration policy was too aggressive towards Russia? Inconsistent would be a fair analysis but too aggressive? This means he’s still talking and in his victory speech about appeasement.
What was that saying about leopards?


McCain, Wake up!

October 4, 2008

There is so much ammunition with which to hit Obama-Biden.

1. Biden’s lies in the debate with Sarah Palin. At least fourteen.
2. Obama’s links to Rezko – no one likes corruption.
3. Obama’s friendship and partnership with Ayers – no one likes an anti-american terrorist.
4. Obama’s critical role in establishing ACORN and that group’s involvement in spreading the subprime market and the multiple and recent convictions and investigations of voter fraud by that group.
5. Obama’s personal lies about his senate record – outreach to Lugar over nuclear disarmament?

There is more, much more. Use it or you will lose the election and the world will have a far-leftist at the helm of the US.


Sarah Palin: the skilled debator

October 2, 2008

Via Powerlineblog. This woman should walk all over Joe Biden today.

Let’s see how the MSM will try to poison the results of the debate.


What’s the issue?

October 1, 2008

Watching the Katie Couric interview with Sarah Palin – what is the problem that the liberal-left have with this woman? They’ve created several non-issues about her, which collaspe as soon as she speaks on them because the liberal-left have attributed the assumed positions of conservatives to her without actually asking her views.
Her opinions are just that, her opinions. Sarah Palin comes from the libertarian wing of US conservatism, which while it feels uncomfortable with the idea of abortion (and lots of people do), it would not outlaw, just try and make it easier for adoption and counselling. She supports the teaching of evolution as an established principle in science – where’s the creationism? Answer, it is in the fantasies of the liberal-left.


This is why the Republicans should win

September 28, 2008

From Powerline blog, the Republicans have negotiated a superb deal on the US Treasury Bailout. They’ve removed the political slush funds, put limits on the money and established further regulatory mechanisms to monitor the money markets and keep an eye on standards therein. McCain seems to have played a notable part in these negotiations, providing political clout.

The Democrats didn’t want regulation…I though they were the party of Big Government? I feel sure that at least one person will attack me for not painting the Republicans as evil…


More ammunition against the Democrats.

September 28, 2008

This video posted via AmericanThinker shows the lies of the Democrats and their leader, together with the compliant media. You can watch the Democrats (especially the black caucus) desperately blocking any attempt to delve into the mess that was Freddie Mac/Fanny Mae in 2004…
This political party is unbelievably corrupt. I hope the McCain/Palin campaign smash them over this.


McCain and Electoral Vote

September 25, 2008

Two part post today.

1.

Maybe I’m in the minority here, but I happen to think that McCain’s move of suspending his campaign and flying back to Washington to deal with the financial crisis at the heart of the nation is both sensible and modest. He’s also shown Barack Obama to be incapable of being bi-partisan in anyway.
A short suspension of the campaign to allow both sides to work together to overcome this critical issue (chiefly knocking the administration’s heads together until they come up with a plan that isn’t “give us money and total control over the expenditure”) would be excellent, showing that both candidates would put the country first, ahead of party. But then we know that the Democrats don’t like their country.

2.

Is it just me or is ElectoralVote.com suffering from the familiar liberal derangement against McCain? As far as I can see this only extends to the analysis, not the electoral map and the polls, but I wouldn’t be suprised to see some dirty work come up later.


Electoral Fraud

September 23, 2008

There have been a rash of recent cases across the USA involving Democratic-affiliated organisations which have been caught filing fraudulent voter registration applications and attempting to prevent Republicans from voting.
The McCain camp is worried and has set up an oversight committee to monitor the election.
So who’s cheating now? There were irregularities in Florida, especially on the Florida Central Voter Record, but it would be strange to draw the conclusion that the Republicans planned to “steal” the national election.
Who would have known that Florida would have been critical? The Republicans around Jeb Bush were certainly not clean, but then this happens far more often in Chicago at Democratic direction.

Nice to see the Dems have so much faith in the voters – or are they caught up in their own paranoid fantasies of getting ahead of Republican “fraud”?


The Wrong Sort of Maverick

September 16, 2008

It strikes me that the liberals who are so loudly proclaiming their disillusionment with John McCain’s “marverick” label were seriously thinking that “maverick” in this case must mean “liberal” or “liberally inclined”. When he turns out to have been a conservative all his life, they’re a little shocked that the image inside their heads turns out to be wrong. So what does a modern, “logical” intelligent liberal do? Blame John McCain for not being a liberal maverick.

Funny eh?


McCain’s Acceptance Speech

September 5, 2008

Watching McCain’s acceptance speech. It is brilliant and filled with common sense. He argues that America is not the problem in the world but part of the solution.