Lunch break. Got my usual General Tso Chicken from the local Chinese place. Beats me why they don’t understand “hot please, extra spicy” when they can speak decent English and the menu says “we can adjust the level of hot and spicy as you wish” right on it. But no. Their range is from no spice and no heat at all, all the way up to no spice and no heat at all. And I’ve been asking for more than a decade. They just don’t listen.
I’ve been having some deep thoughts about this election, but I don’t know if they will make it into essay form. Disappointment doesn’t even begin to cover it. I read what Vilmar wrote, and I agree. I read what Alan Caruba over at Theo’s wrote, and I agree ( America Commits Suicide). And I read what my man the JerseyNut wrote (here and here) and I agree. It truly sucks, and if there is any chance of a chance left to save our country next time, we have to do better. We have to reinvent the message and the messengers, from the ground up.
Part of the blame lie with the candidate, and in allowing the media to pick him. AGAIN. Nobody really wanted Romney, just like nobody really wanted McCain last time. And while we got behind him, and he ran a decent campaign, he was nobody’s favorite (other than Ann Coulter) and he didn’t fight the big fight.
Find us a real Republican. A real Conservative, but not an unhinged one.
Fight the media. Fight the meme. Change the message. Republicans do not hate the earth. We are not in favor of rampant pollution. But we want the rules and regulations at the EPA to be sane, in order to allow businesses to thrive and compete in the global economy. Republicans do not hate babies. Or old people. Or gays. Or blacks. Or people of Spanish influenced heritage who immigrated legally. We don’t hate women. That’s asinine. At least half the party is women. Please. But we don’t fight the meme, and the media continues to lambast us. That has to stop.
We need to dump the RINOS. All of them. We need to dump the pussy Republicans. All of them. We need to thin down our platform and cut out the dead wood. Toss the stupid ass abortion plank overboard. It’s a lead albatross that weighs us down. We need a counter-meme for that one: while we may not agree with it, it is the law of the land, and no single candidate can do a darn thing about it. It will take a constitutional amendment which requires 2/3 of the states to agree. So untwist your knickers and chill the hell out. It isn’t going anywhere. Period. Next question.
We need to infiltrate any number of “leftist” movements. There is no reason they should own the Green movement. There is no reason theirs should be the only voices in academic circles. Nor should they be the only ones buying Priuseses. Etc. So on and so forth. Like I said, deep thoughts that aren’t ready to expound on yet.
we need every single state and county official to get on a “take pride in the vote” movement that demands - starting right now, not 3 years 11 months and 20 days from now - that EVERY voter roll in the nation be kept provably accurate at all times. Voting may be a right, but cheating on it is a felony. And to bring back respect for the government you need to start at the very very very bottom and bring back respect for the voting process. And that means clean rolls, bullet-proof vote handling procedures, and trustworthy voting machines. Heck, for a few lousy billion we could replace every machine in the country with some new modern gimcrackery electronic machine with a paper printout.
We need to defeat the media, because they are our enemy.
And we need to be willing to fight, hard and dirty, when necessary. This “old boys at the country club” nonsense is a loser, when the other side is slinging firebombs, mud, and shit, telling lies left and right, and sending their thugs around to intimidate voters at the polls. Which are decorated with Obama murals for heaven’s sake. Crivens. It’s gonna be a BIG job.
And it’s all of our jobs. Not just the elected folks and the official party officials.
By the time this term is over the debt will be 20 trillion dollars and no one will be willing to fix That shit so I will do my part and dodge paying “ my fair share” like as humming bird on Crack.Good luck with the fix up Drew, consider iron bars on the windows.
”....but not an unhinged one.”
We had one but he was viewed as a rich elite corporate raider. Unfortunately the left adores unhingedness.
“Dump Rinos” YES
“make every voter provable” Absolutely Until the “fill out this absentee voter form and we’ll take care of it for you.” (wink wink) Stops there will always be cheating. No more “Oops. Here’s a crate of ballots that I forgot was in the trunk of the car.” A deadline must be imposed for turning in all ballots.
Until we own the media anybody not towing the party line and parroting the talking points will be out of a job.
When the American voter gets an attention span longer than a squirrel’s and can stay focused on the REAL issues they will continue to vote stupidly.
Clean out party officials who aren’t doing their job.
Romney and McCain only got votes on two things: 1) those who ALWAYS vote R no matter the candidate and 2) on their VP pick they picked up people like me - who for their values and conscience can’t vote for a RINO but decided to chose hemlock over arsenic (Ann Coulter in 2008) simply because their second would be set up to run down the road. The big o will be dumping Biden (or Biden will ‘suddenly’ have a ‘health issue’(for the good of the party)) by the end of the year so that he can put in a an even bigger socialist to finish the job.
The party leaders (GOP) need to get off their high (entitled) horse and start looking at these young guns (they didn’t back Mandel here in OH - so Brown got back in) and really didn’t back Ryan because they know, it spells the end of the ‘go along to get along’ ‘settling for crumbs and scraps’ - but still being in the game. It is a shame that they don’t realize that the young guns will set the game back to a more equal ground.
Don’t expect the msm to come around. Back in the beginning of OIF a reporter called his home office - ‘we’re being attacked, it’s awful out there’. Boss: ‘It hasn’t come across the wire, so I don’t believe you’. Less than 5 minutes later, the AP sent the wire that that specific place was under attack, the boss called back and said, ‘Give me the scoop’. The guy said ‘Why should I, when I called you didn’t believe me.’ They are convinced that being the State Media will do away with all complaints and complainers against them.
I weep for America.
harley - the officials who should all be cleaned out - are the Dems in PA who allowed the bs - no GOP watchers, Obama gear & mural - and an end of 95% Obama with a +30% over registered voters voting. They all allowed it, they all probably encouraged it, but worse they all did nothing to stop it - and in the end - it is Election Fraud pure and simple. Stolen votes destroy the system - and only is just another brick in the wall to destroy America.
I also weep for the country I love. I can no longer bear the thought of bringing children into this world they would grow up in...so I hope the women I date from now on can understand and accept this.