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Boehner’s Record of Failure Inspires No Confidence

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Too Late for Tears

You know things have gotten pretty tough for the tearful one when he starts talking about ditching one-on-one negotiations with the President.  In an obvious appeal to keep his position as Speaker of the House, it’s being reported that John Boehner won’t engage in the sort of back-room deal-making with Obama and Reid that has characterized most of the first two years of his Speaker-ship.  The problem is that nobody seems to believe him, but why should they?  This is the man who sold Republicans down the river in vote after vote by sticking in front of them plates of legislative particulars they couldn’t stomach, and then relying upon Democrats to pass.  Time after time, he has walked somewhat conservative members off the plank, and twisted arms, and retaliated when they failed to do his bidding. What’s the point of having a Republican majority in the House if the Democrats wind up controlling it anyway?  This latest story from The Hill merely amplifies the point most conservatives have already gotten: Boehner is weak, and there’s no reason to believe he will suddenly strengthen.

Let us not wonder whether Boehner would keep his word in a second term as Speaker of the House.  How many times must he lead Republicans to disaster, ditching conservatism at every turn, before conservatives and Republicans begin to realize that he will never change.  Whether due to incompetence, or behind-the-scenes complicity, Boehner has been an ineffective leader for conservative causes.  He’s been a poor negotiator, and now on the strength of his own admission of failure, he expects Republicans to believe he will change his course?  There are too many issues facing America that are of real consequence to risk another two years of losses crafted and guided by John Boehner.

What will happen to our Second Amendment if this is the man left to defend it against the left?  Will he rush a Senate bill passed in the dead of night in front of Republican members only to have it passed by a majority of Democrats?  Do the American people wish to trust John Boehner with that?  Given his record of “leadership,” it is easy to see how such a procedure would occur, and how Barack Obama and the rest of the gun-grabbers in Washington DC would be dancing on the grave of our precious right to keep and bear arms in short order, with John Boehner carrying their water.

When the Senate passes some “comprehensive immigration reform bill,” a.k.a. “amnesty,” will John Boehner be waiting in the wings to take it up and ram it through the House, again against the objections of a majority of the Republican caucus?  You’d better believe it.  Sure, there will be some Republican moderates and liberals who will support it, but again, it will pass with a majority of Democrats piling on.

We will soon arrive at another round of the Debt Ceiling issue, and if the first round is any indicator, Boehner will broker a deal that will sabotage the Republicans and leave them dangling over yet another fiscal cliff.  Time after time, Boehner has demonstrated contempt for conservatism, and time after time, he has dealt more readily with Democrats than with his own conservative caucus.  There is nothing about his two years as Speaker to recommend him for a further two, but all the mainstream media seems to hope he’ll stay.  If a man provides you one ideological victory after another, you “dance with who brought you.”

Sadly, it is the Democrats and the statist left that has profited from Boehner’s so-called “leadership.”  It’s not as though Cantor will be any better, because he too is a slack-jawed fake who only voted against the fiscal cliff deal because it looked like an opportunity to separate himself from Boehner.  No, the truth is that Republicans desperately need somebody else entirely, a person not now in leadership, to take up the job as Speaker of the House.  Whether a matter of conspiratorial sabotage, or massive, unmitigated incompetence, John Boehner must go, and his whole leadership unit with him, their late attempts to separate themselves from his mismanagement notwithstanding.

I don’t buy the stories that he told Harry Reid to “Go f…yourself,” or that he’ll change his stripes in the manner of negotiations with this President.  I simply don’t believe these are anything but last ditch appeals to retain power, and I have no doubt but that if left in the Speaker’s chair, he will squander, sabotage, and otherwise submarine conservatives, but more importantly, the country, at every turn.  To quote the man who ought to take his job:

“Give me that damned gavel.” (Allen West on the proposition of relieving Nancy Pelosi of the Speaker-ship)

 

Allen West Concedes

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

After two weeks of battling against a machine stacked against him, Congressman Allen West(R-FL) conceded the race for District 18 in Florida on Tuesday. They had to find a way to get the count to within the 0.5% required by Florida statute to trigger an automatic full recount, and after analysis, they no longer believed that would be possible.  As West noted, there were substantial irregularities. There was a good deal of evidence that there were shenanigans with the vote itself, as well as with the count, but the early vote recount that completed Sunday morning, but was not uploaded to the state before the noon deadline would not have made enough of a difference to trigger the full recount.

You can read the statement of concession here.

He appeared briefly on Fox to share his decision, H/T BarracudaBrigade:

West fought a hard race, and the volunteers who worked tirelessly to see to it that there was a fair process in place should be lauded. The fact is that after the redistricting, it was going to be an uphill battle, and as many have noted, that really sewed the seeds of this defeat.  In the redistricting shuffle, Col. West drew the short straw.  That should be as disconcerting as anything about this race.

Vote Fraud Rampant in FL18 Contest – The State of the Union is Broken

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Robbed!

If one were to extrapolate the unbelievable fraud that pervades the election in Florida’s 18th District, contested by Allen West(R-FL) and Patrick Murphy(D-FL,) and superimpose that fraud across certain “battleground states,” one could rightly suspect that the election of 2012 was an act of thievery, and of treason of the highest order.  This election has been characterized by all sorts of odd statistics, but in FL18, there’s one that simply blows the mind: In Precinct 93, there are just seven registered voters, but that precinct reported 900 votes cast.  Would anybody from Florida’s Governor Scott to Attorney General Pam Bondi care to explain how this result is even possible?

The sole object of the Murphy campaign over the last several days has been to run out the clock, and at noon today in St. Lucie County, that’s precisely what happened.  In order to get a full recount of every ballot cast, the count needed to be within one-half of one percent(0.5%) and that count needed to be uploaded by noon, today.  There were malfunctions at the last minute with the memory cards from the tabulating machines, meaning the deadline elapsed without the recount of the St. Lucie County early votes being uploaded.  Murphy is claiming victory, having successfully run out the clock, but ladies and gentlemen, it’s no longer about Allen West: You are being screwed. This isn’t just about disguising the FL18 vote count for Congress. They’re also concealing the count there for President.

If this is how our elections now work, and this is the nature of the corruption, it is no wonder that Barack Obama can win re-election in the worst economy in my lifetime.  To say that there are plenty of dead-heads who would vote for Obama is nothing revolutionary, but it has caused me no shortage of consternation since election night that he could win by a slim margin in a nation so wracked by trouble.  It simply didn’t make sense to me the night of November 6th, and it still doesn’t make sense to me nearly two weeks later.  The irregularities in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have been troubling me because they were so overwhelmingly in favor of Obama that the counts in these states may have swung this entire election.

Considering what we’ve seen in Florida, with phantom voters, faulty memory cards, and what I believe was intentional sabotage by some election officials, I have begun to wonder how widespread this fraud really may have been.  Could this entire election have been stolen, with the results of FL18 serving as a microcosm of the nation at large? I submit that such a thing may indeed be the case, no matter how horrifying it seems, but if it is, it means our country is being stolen from us, one precinct at a time.

Thinking about what FL18′s Precinct 93 could mean when multiplied by the whole of the country, in all of these precincts where we witnessed turn-out greater than 100% of the registered electorate, what are we to conclude?  If it’s this bad in one little precinct in one Florida county, how bad might it be across the entire nation?  Ladies and gentlemen, this is your country, and it’s being stolen. The Union is broken.

 

 

Allen West Update: Volunteers Needed to Combat Recount Fraud

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

After getting the canvassing board to vote to recount all the early ballots, St. Lucie County Florida’s Supervisor of Elections seems to be up to the same old tricks.  Another batch of ballots were “discovered,” and it’s anybody’s guess as to what they will record.  Patrick Murphy’s attorneys went to the District Court in an attempt to stop the recount, but their request for an injunction was denied.  The task of counting the ballots again began on Saturday morning. By late Saturday evening, the recounting was suspended until 8am on Sunday.  It was said that the process would be left on automatic.  This conflicts with the fact that they stayed until 2am on election night, and with recently discovered ballots(over 300,) it seems somebody is up to no good.

From my point of view, it seems clear that St. Lucie County’s SoE is trying to somehow game the system as she had all of the observers escorted out of the building as they close for the night.  One thing is certain, as volunteers begin to pull shifts to watch the building overnight, in order to videotape and record any ongoing fraud:  This race isn’t over, and while West isn’t conceding anything, it’s clear that the SoE in St. Lucie County seems determined to seal his defeat.

It shouldn’t be possible at this late date that an election can be stolen in such a manner, but the fact is that like in so many Democrat strongholds, or where Democrats simply run the local governments, it is not only possible but likely that they will do anything to win.  One possibility is that the recently-discovered ballots will turn out to provide the winning margin for Murphy, or perhaps they will be the difference that puts West over the top.  At this point, it’s difficult to understand why the State of Florida doesn’t get involved in guaranteeing a free and fair election and a proper recount of the votes.  The situation on the ground is still tense, and a bunch of Teamsters showed up on Saturday to provide a little intimidation on behalf of Murphy.  Wherever Democrats are permitted to count the votes, supervise polling places, or otherwise run the show, strangely, as if by overcoming seemingly impossible odds, these are the sorts of things that happen.  We’ve seen this before, with Al Franken in Minnesota, and we’ll see it here too, but you can help if you live nearby.

This update from Gary Galiano via Tanya Grimsley on the Allen West Republic Facebook group:

Just got off the phone with Gary – UPDATE ALLEN WEST – SOMETHING ODD AND FISHY PER GARY – they are shutting the mall down at 11 (an abandoned mall) for the alarm is set automatically at that time. They counted 37k votes in 12 hours but can’t count 304 votes in 2 hours. They kept yapping about the deadline and now this. SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN DENMARK FOLKS BE PREPARED. They want to come back at 8am and their deadline is tomorrow by NOON.

The oddities in this situation continue to multiply.

Ladies and gentlemen, I would ask that if you live in the vicinity, that you please check in with the folks at the above-linked Facebook group to see how you might assist.  The authorities in St. Lucie County are up to no good, and I fear they intend to make this stick no matter what the truth may have been. They are desperate to kick Allen West out of the House.   This sort of vote fraud and voter disenfranchisement ought to be stopped.

 

 

What If… The Predictions of a Romney Victory Were Right?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Did Obama Win Honestly?

One of the things that has become apparent in the week following the elections of November 6th is that vote fraud had been rampant.  As has been widely reported, fifty-nine Philadelphia voting precincts had zero votes for Romney.  While I am willing to believe these could have been quite lop-sided, zero?  The same thing is true in Ohio, in the Cleveland area, but the more stunning thing is that in many of these places, voter turn-out was greater than 100% of the registered electorate.  Simply put, that’s a prima facie case that some sort of fraud or malfeasance has occurred, because it should not be possible for more votes to be cast than there are registered voters.  This entire election is rife with such cases, and it’s not going away.  It raises the question: What if pollsters who expected a Romney win were right, but overwhelming vote fraud set aside the natural result?

One poll watcher from Pennsylvania reports seeing voting machines switching voters’ selection from Romney to Obama on multiple occasions.  We’ve all basically assumed that the various GOP pollsters and analysts had been dead wrong, but what if they had been right, and this election has been stolen?  We’re not talking about a few or even a few hundred votes here.  There may have been fraud across the nation, particularly in swing states, and we wouldn’t know how many fraudulent votes may have been cast or counted.  We must get to the bottom of this, with or without Mitt Romney.  He can concede if he likes, but this is our election.  We shouldn’t accept vote fraud anywhere, in any measure.

The case of Colorado is particularly stunning.  They have county after county in which the number of registered voters is greater than the number of residents.  How is that possible?  In Ohio, some witnessed van-loads of Somali immigrants being carted into the polling places, and being coached on how to vote by Democrats.  Ohio’s laws are lax enough that no verification of one’s eligibility to vote is conducted.  In Pennsylvania, despite all sorts of irregularities, officials plan no recount. No one should be surprised given that on election day, court-appointed GOP poll-watchers were forcibly removed from polling places in Philadelphia.

Let’s just be blunt about this:  This election may have been stolen.  Allen West is still fighting the issue in Florida, where vote tallies suggest some of the most ridiculous fraud anywhere.  Col. West appeared on Hannity on Monday evening to explain his situation.  Not only did Democrats want West defeated, but the establishment of the GOP won’t shed a tear if he’s unseated. Here’s the clip from Hannity:

It may be a longshot to think that vote fraud may have been the margin of victory, but examining the results, just a swing of around 400,000 votes in just four states would make the difference between an Obama victory, and a Romney victory.  If vote fraud had been large enough, swinging the results by 1% of the the electorate would provide the margin in many of these swing states.

I also wonder about the willingness of Romney to concede early, and disappear from the radar screens so quickly.  In an article on CanadaFreePress, Erik Rush wonders if the overwhelming vote fraud won’t have the effect of making a civil war inevitable.  One thing is certain: If the system of elections in this country is so thoroughly corrupted, we the people are being cheated, and our rights are being subverted.  It should never be possible that there are more votes than registered voters in a given precinct, district or state.  Such things undermine the credibility of our elections, and we should fight back against this by demanding a clean accounting of the ballots, as well as those who cast them.  We cannot afford to ignore this, and it’s time that we begin to raise Hell about it.  Mitt Romney may well have lost this election, but with this much uncertainty about the validity of the count, we may never know.

Shell-shocked: Allen West’s Seat Stolen

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Can we afford to lose him?

I can’t even begin to characterize how thoroughly disgusting this fiasco has been.  Retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West lost his bid for re-election after what can only be termed an incompetent and dishonest count by officials of St. Lucie County.  They did not recount everything, but only three days of early voting.  Military ballots were never counted.  I want to say this one more time. According to sources on the ground, all of the military ballots languished in a warehouse, uncounted, and they never will be counted.  This is a shocking development, and West’s legal team is pressing their case, but at this point, he’s been screwed.  There were problems with bad memory in at least one voting machine, and any number of other clear irregularities.  The GOP establishment got their wish and rid themselves of Allen West.  To be honest, while I had been hopeful, I have been expecting this sort of result.  West tangled with the machine, and they redistricted his butt to the curb in answer.  The most dynamic, forthright, and clear-minded speaker for conservatism in the House of Representatives was sent home, not only to punish him, but I believe to dispirit and punish us.

Some will choose to focus on the irregularities, the vote fraud, and all of the things that have occurred in that district, and we should certainly fight against those transgressions, but ladies and gentlemen, that ought not to have been Allen West’s district at all.  The Florida legislature, particularly those in tight with the GOP establishment, redrew West’s district knowing he would face these issues with corrupt St. Lucie County.  They knew it.  That’s why they made this area part of his district.  It was sabotage, and after all we have been through together here on this blog, if you don’t recognize it, you’re wearing blinders.  In January, I brought readers this story.

Just minutes ago, directly from Facebook, in the Allen West Republic group, Gary Galiano, boots on the ground, had this to say:

“It’s all in the attorneys hands now I feel they have so much evidence to fight this it’s not even funny. It’s a sad day when you have to count on a memory card from Office Depot to determine the final results of an election.”

And then:

“I’m signing off now going home. Sorry I couldn’t give you all better news. Take care.”

And from Tanya Grimsley:

“UPDATE from Florida. This will effect all of you soon. The SOE, Supervisor of Elections, in Saint Lucie County just kicked out all onlookers and was escorted away by the St Lucie Sheriff’s deputies (not in handcuffs). The public by the Florida State Constitution has the right to be present at any voting recount. You will think I am crazy, until you open your eyes, this is the start of the Dictatorship will will live under. The “Republic” has fallen.”

Indeed. This entire process is despicable.  While the attorneys will continue to fight as they should, you and I must carry this fight in another direction.  You see, this ought never to have happened.  The GOP establishment wanted this outcome, and it was the result they wanted when they created this new district and told West he could run here, after breaking up his district. On this Veterans’ Day, when we ought to be honoring men like Allen West, and when we ought to be remembering all of those who gave the “last full measure of devotion,” we must instead mourn a defeat that ought never to have happened.  Instead, we must contemplate the meaning of losing a district in which the military ballots were never counted.  We must think about the fact that this is the system for which veterans have fought and died.  Did the honored dead and wounded fight to preserve this?  Is this what my own service had been aimed at defending?

I want to say this to my readers one more time:  There may have been rampant vote fraud that ensured this result, but the real theft of this election occurred during the redistricting.  Yes, you should be angry with the lying, cheating, thieving, and fraudulent Democrat machine, but you should be even more enraged with the same old GOP establishment that afforded the ‘rats this chance.  Allen West is now without a seat…just like the establishment wanted.

Now the question remains: What shall conservatives do about it?  The reason we admire Colonel West is that he has been willing to say the truth on issues that were of critical importance to this nation.  Will we speak the truth on his behalf?  I floated an idea on Saturday, and I’m still rolling it over in my head.  I’m not sure how to get it done.  I only know that the Speaker of the House of representatives is a role that does not require elected membership in the House.  A person is chosen for that job by the whole House.  Somebody must invariably place the names in nomination, and then they vote.  If the House of Representatives is truly the “Peoples’ House,” it seems to me it ought to be possible. I would love to see him taking the gavel from Boehner.  It would finally give John something worth crying about.

If that doesn’t work, I have a secondary solution.  I would be happy to have Colonel West move back to Texas, and contest the seat in my district, where John Carter is now the Representative.  Carter is getting on in years, and he follows along with the Boehner boys nearly every time.  I wouldn’t mind seeing him replaced.  He helped sell us down the river on the Debt Ceiling Debacle.  A good deal of what comes next will naturally be determined by Colonel West.  Most of all, we conservatives must continue to support him in his endeavors because he really does constitute a glimpse at the kind of leaders we will need if we are ever going to save or rebuild this republic.  I want to thank all of those who carried on this fight. It’s terrible to go into battle with one’s hands tied, knowing the deck is stacked against you.  On this Veterans’ Day, let us remember those who gave everything and recommit ourselves to retaking this country in their names.

 

Help Allen West – The Saboteurs Are At It Again

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

In St. Lucie County, Florida, the recount of ballots in Congressman West’s election race has been scheduled for 7am Sunday, precisely when the local Veterans’ Day Parade will be getting under way.  They need people to work observing the recount to prevent any ballot or count tampering.  You know the deal.  In a county that reportedly had 141% turn-out(!!!), it’s critical to be sure that LTC West gets a fair shake.  If you’re in the vicinity, and you want to help, the address is:

4132 Okeechobee Rd  Fort Pierce, Florida 34947

The full bulletin on Facebook in the Allen West Republic group reads as follows, posted by Tanya Grimsley:

YOUR HELP NEEDED URGENTLY!!! The St Lucie SOE has decided that an EARLIER vote recount would be best. She has decided that SUNDAY, VETERANS DAY while all the West constituents are a part of Veterans Day activities. 7:00am PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD WE NEED THE MASSES TO SHOW UP AND HELP!!!

You can read the information here as well: St. Lucie Issues Decision to Recount Votes Earlier

I would not be the least bit surprised that the time for the recount had been selected precisely because so many patriots in the vicinity would be expected to be participating in the parade.   That way, too few observers and bad things can happen. It’s time to put an end to the nonsense, so if you’re a patriotic American who wants to help, local to this recount, they are asking for your help.  Spread the word.  Thank you!

The Role of the GOP Establishment in the 2012 Disaster

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Can it be revived?

My readers deserve the courtesy of bluntness, since it’s preferable to get the unpleasantness out of the way early.  I’ve always been a “save the good news for last” kind of fellow, and if you’ll bear with me, I’ll get to that eventually.  If you’re a loyal and strident fan of John Boehner, Mitt Romney or anybody named Bush, you may wish to exit this blog for the duration.  Let me first say that if I had to point to a date on which Mitt Romney’s loss was cemented, it would have to be after the ides of July, 2011.  At the time, we were headed for a shutdown of the federal government over the debt ceiling.  Congress must authorize the amount of money the federal government can borrow, and at the time, what was particularly disconcerting to conservatives had been how willing John Boehner seemed to be to pull the rug from beneath the feet of conservative House members.  He went through the dog-and-pony show of letting the House pass “Cut, Cap & Balance,” but only because he knew it would die in the Senate, since he already had a tentative deal worked out with Reid and Obama.

I knew this would doom Republicans in 2012, so I urged members to stand fast, and I was particularly harsh when they didn’t, perhaps undeservedly so with respect to one particular freshman representative from Florida.  Like a number of others, he was told to walk the plank and vote for the “deal” and after some fussing, he folded, and the bill was passed.  That would come back to haunt us in the election of 2012.  Giving Obama a pile of money to spend through the election would give him unlimited resources for spending on the “power of the incumbency” as the vote drew near.  That’s precisely what happened.  The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was cracked open to drive down the price of gas at the pumps. Giveaway programs including everything from foodstamps to Obama-phones accelerated to new heights.  All of this free stuff was purchased with your money, but the irony is that it is money you and your children have yet to earn.  Thank John Boehner and those operating his strings for the colossal debt incurred to keep Obama in office. The Debt Ceiling Deal of 2011 basically guaranteed it would be difficult to beat Obama, if not impossible, and at the time, there were reports that Romney had urged the deal.

You see, Mitt Romney was never supposed to win.  That may be why the Bush clan endorsed him.  They needed a fall-guy.  They needed somebody who would believe he could win, be controlled if he somehow did, but most importantly, prevent any real conservative from making it into the Oval office.  They surrounded him with their own campaign stooges, many part of the permanent political consultancy class in DC, and many of whom undoubtedly gave him counterproductive advice, and gave him false assurances about his situation in the polls. Romney believed that come election day, he would have the full support of the team, and they were going to bring new technology to the voting process, using a mobile app on smartphones among their volunteers to track and report and to try to get people to the polls.  For some odd reason, the technology failed.  That’s right, the technology failed all day long, and the passwords volunteers were supposed to use to access it didn’t work, but the good news was there was a password reset tool, and the worse news is that it didn’t work either.  Poor hapless volunteers stood around with no back-up plan, and some went home early in disgust.  As I said, whether Romney knew it or not, he wasn’t supposed to win.

Whether Mitt Romney was so inept on his own, or was instead the unwitting victim of really bad, sabotage-laden advice, we may never know, but what is clear to me now is this:  As soon as Romney conceded the race, almost before the smoke cleared, there were those in media who had prepared remarks about how this was the result of demographic changes to the country, and that the Republican Party ought to get behind “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”  Yes, you see, the argument was that the Hispanic vote went with Obama in search of an amnesty of some sort, in the form of the “Dream Act,” or similar. I was not shocked therefore when I heard an account of John Boehner telling Dianne Sawyer in an interview on Thursday that his legislative priority would not be jobs, the fiscal cliff, Benghazi-gate, or anything of the sort, but instead: Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  You might wonder where this would originate, since it’s almost incomprehensible that Boehner came up with this on his own, and you’d be right.  Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida, and brother of George W. Bush, is about to publish a book on the issue.  It’s part of Jeb’s agenda: Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Plausible Deniability

One might ask how all of this ties together, and I will admit that my evidence is thin, except for the events we’ve all witnessed in puzzled disbelief.  I believe that JEB Bush will run for President in 2016, and since the Bush clan has been hot and heavy for comprehensive immigration reform for decades, but doesn’t want the political pain involved in shoving CIR down the throats of conservatives, they’ll have Obama, Boehner and Reid get it out of the way.  In fact, the Bush clan has had a hand in subverting US sovereignty via what is known as the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, whereby the notion of a EU-like North American Union was conceived(and you’ll doubtless notice how well the EU has come out for member nations.)  A necessary part of that union will  be open borders, and this is why the Bush presidencies never resulted in any tangible results in getting control of our borders.  The problem for the advocates of SPPNA is that to get it through, and to realize it fully, they will need a good deal more votes in the Senate.  I would ask you to view the results of Tuesday’s election in light of the SPPNA, and ask yourself if it was a positive or detrimental outcome for the SPPNA adherents.

Boehner is one of the people bringing this to us, and he wanted to eliminate through this election any members he thought might be trouble.  He succeeded in large measure, and he almost rid himself of Michele Bachmann, who received no help from the party, as she’s been a squeaky wheel.  At the same time, the establishment had to sabotage Richard Mourdock, because he wasn’t one of theirs.  Lugar had been a supporter of the SPPNA and he’s a big fan of comprehensive immigration reform. When conservatives in Indiana dumped Lugar, Mourdock couldn’t be allowed to win.  The GOP establishment and a bunch of disgruntled Lugar supporters(I call them Lugies) showed up to sabotage Mourdock in every way they could.  In fact, as I look at the candidates closely, what I notice is that those new faces who made it into the Senate tend to be people who are amenable to the SPPNA and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

If we had 41 Senators who were staunchly opposed to CIR or SPPNA, those things would never gain ground.  It was therefore imperative that any candidates who made it into the Senate be CIR and SPPNA advocates.  Go look at the results.  I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions, but if Jeb Bush is about to publish a book on the issue of immigration, and if he intends to run for President in 2016, one of the things you ought to consider about him is this whole business of CIR and SPPNA.  You ought to consider likewise the impact Jeb and the family Bush had on this election.  Was Mitt Romney an unwitting placeholder?  After all, the name “Bush” is still toxic even among conservatives, and that family wouldn’t want to risk that an actual conservative might get into the White House, so they could have supported Romney knowing he would lose, but knowing that with their help, he would be strong enough to freeze out the others. I’d like you to consider the whole of the 2011-2012 primary season in this light.  For those who still believe this election failure had been about “outreach to Hispanics,” I urge you to read this piece by Heather MacDonald.

For those of you who wonder at my dislike for the Bush policy agenda, let me put it in these terms: “Compassionate Conservatism” is merely Establishment Code for “We’ve got free stuff too!” If we can’t make the Bush family irrelevant in the GOP, then we’ll need to abandon the party.  They still control many levers of the party machinery, including in Texas and Florida, but also other states.  We must rid ourselves of these people.  They’ve never managed to do anything but sink us in the long run, and they have advanced the statist ball down the field more reliably than most Democrats. On Friday, it was reported that Jeb’s son George P. Bush intends to seek office.  The times article quoted a State representative in Texas:

“George P. was recently our guest down here in the Valley, where we held an event for him,” said a state representative, Aaron Pena, a Republican who represents part of Hidalgo County in the Rio Grande Valley. “The level of excitement was through the roof. Here you have arguably the most famous family in American political history, embodied in a person who is much like ourselves. After the trouncing that Republicans received in losing the Hispanic vote in the recent presidential election, George P.’s candidacy is the sort of remedy that we’re looking for.”(emphasis added)

Apart from the subtle racism  implicit in Mr Pena’s remarks, I find it troubling that yet another Bush intends to run in order to advance the family agenda.  It’s for this reason that I submit that we won’t repair the Republican Party until we finally accept the Reverend Jesse Jackson’s advice, but only this one time, and only with respect to the family Bush:

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Really people, “stay out da Bushes.”  I don’t think we’ll ever have another conservative President until we excise the Bush influence from our body politic.  America is not a land of royalty, and no single family should wield so much power over so long a span.  There is nothing peculiar to the Bush family that makes them more suited to leadership.  Nothing.  The problem is, they want the power and prestige because they have goals that supersede your interests or mine, in their view.  The SPPNA is just one of them.  They don’t mind being out of power for eight years if that’s what it takes to rehab their family name.

When you take all of this in, it stings a little, but it also begins to make sense.  I don’t believe Mitt Romney was supposed to win, and I think that the Bush family intends to restore their family name, a name that took a beating as a result of many of their policies while in power, not only from rigid leftists, but also among conservatives who have rightly noted that the Bush family seems to have extensive sympathies with statists, and with globalists who are more interested in big ideas about global governance than with American sovereignty.  The Bush family seems to wish to drag us unwillingly into their global vision, and I’m not going without a fight. Neither should you.  We conservatives simply must stop walking into these minefields.

After all, who will be their next moderate patsy, and will we go along with that one too?  If their family name is still too toxic in 2016, expect them to put up another stand-in.  I think the next one will be a big fan of donuts.  He’s shown himself willing to help, but he may now be damaged goods himself.  Time will tell.

Solution to two problems?

Insofar as Boehner, he is a cog in this machine.  The good news is that we can rid ourselves of this particular tool, and I even have an idea as to how we might do that. I realize this may be slim consolation, but we need a win. We need to start somewhere, and I think this is as good a place as any.  As you know, there is no requirement that the Speaker of the House be a voting member of the House of Representatives.  If they wanted to, they could elect Rush Limbaugh…or me. (Though if nominated, I would not run, and if elected, I would not serve…)  It just so happens that we have a plausible candidate for the position, since he’s recently been left jobless after being set up for defeat through redistricting in Florida.  He’s still contesting the results, but win or lose, Allen West would make a great Speaker of the House, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t call our respective representatives to insist on it. I’m not trying to start a movement, but I think we must finally rid ourselves of Boehner, and the best way to do that is to replace him with somebody we want.  While it’s not likely, it is possible, so that when they vote for the Speaker for the next term, we can make a difference.

For readers who want more background on the immigration argument, Heather Mac Donald also wrote this piece some time ago.

 

Allen West Reveals Truth Nobody Else Will Discuss

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

The Truth Others Won't Speak

Congressman Allen West(R-FL) spoke to a group in his home district back in early January, and he was blunt about the future of the country, and the way in which our government’s priorities have been re-ordered under Obama.  He spoke of the massive entitlements spending, and the slashing cuts to the military budget, and the way the United States has become vulnerable under the dysfunctional leftist agenda that is the Obama administration.  A little bit of candor goes a long way, and West is one who doesn’t shirk the responsibility to tell the truth to the American people.  West points out that while the media ignores the real problems we face. It’s not merely the media, but also the permanent political class that dominates Washington.  As Sarah Palin reminded us during her speech to CPAC over the weekend, the establishment inside of Washington does not share our miseries, and cannot know our pain.  West actually mentioned in this clip that he has no intention of spending his life in Washington DC.

Watch the video clip from early January here:

West also spoke at CPAC last week, and he delivered his usual fiery performance.  I’ve posted that video below as well:

Flash: Romney’s Florida Spokesman Sabotaging Allen West?

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Payback?

LegalInsurrection.com is reporting that Congresman Allen West’s seat will come under severe challenge because of the way it will likely be redistricted by this the Florida legislature, and the person leading that effort is a Romney spokesperson Representative Will Weatherford. Legal Insurrection‘s conclusion is that while they’re using the excuse of complying with law, what they’ve done is draw a district in which Allen West will no longer be able to win because they’ve given some of his areas of greatest support to other districts in redrawing the boundaries of his.  Indeed, the district could have been drawn differently, and what LI is inferring from all of this is that West’s failure to endorse Romney is going to have significant consequences: Allen West will likely lose his next race there, and it’s being seen by some as punishment by the GOP Establishment for his failure to support Romney.

Is this possible?  It is the kind of political garbage that frequently occurs, and it is the preferred methodology for the establishment to rid the party of somebody who doesn’t toe the line.  That the politician responsible for leading the effort in Florida to draw the boundaries for the redistricting in Florida happens to be a Romney spokesperson certainly does raise eyebrows.  As LegalInsurrection reports, there was a website set up, SaveAllenWest, but as they point out, it may be too late. The point to be understood in all this is important, and it is that this is the dirty methodology by which people are punished by the establishment, and you can bet if Romney gets the nomination, such tactics may yet visit a redistricting near you.

Congressman Allen West, freshman superstar, and retired Army Lt. Col, gave a speech on Saturday night at an event that culminated with Herman Cain endorsing Newt Gingrich, who then made some remarks.  Newt Gingrich is in an all-out battle with Mitt Romney for the Florida Primary on Tuesday.

For me, the question is: Why would the Florida legislature sabotage the district of a popular freshman conservative republican in Congress?  Ordinarily, they would seek to tweak the lines in other ways, but the fact that they’ve settled on this approach suggests to me that there could well be a political vendetta at work here.

Allen West to Lefties: “Get your leftism the hell out of America!”

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Hooah!

I’m not going to write a lengthy article to accompany this. There’s really no point. Congressman Allen West makes plain everything that really needs to be said.  He spoke at a dinner Saturday in Florida that would see Herman Cain endorse Newt Gingrich for President shortly after Colonel West’s remarks concluded.  There’s a good reason West remains a highly motivational, show-stopping speaker at these sorts of events, and I personally look forward to hearing more from him soon.

Here’s the video:

Allen West Agrees With Newt Gingrich

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

On Newt: "He is Absolutely Right"

Allen West appeared On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News.  He was asked about his opinion on Newt Gingrich’s statement about the question of work ethic, and the matter of unemployment and job creation.  West gave his unreserved support for the notion, and when Van Susteren called it a “touchy subject,” West immediately said:  “It shouldn’t be a touchy.”  Van Susteren asked West what Obama could do to address the high unemployment, he pointed out taxes and regulations, and Dodd-Frank as various sources of trouble for job creation. He focused on the state of the economy and the role of work in lifting oneself out of poverty, warning against making a safety net into a hammock.  In his usual no-nonsense manner, West took on the issues.

Watch the video:

One of the points West made is that we shouldn’t have conversations limited by so-called “touchy subjects” because of race.  He’s right. The destructive results of the Obama administration’s war on wealth and work knows no racial boundaries.  It’s time to discard these faulty, racially charged notions of politics and economics.  It’s time to set aside any claim that one party has the interests of any race at heart, and Allen West sees this. It’s time for our President to see this as well.