Free Thoughts From the Desk of Honesty

I often wonder if other people think. I mean they go about their daily lives, seemingly oblivious to the doom and destruction that is (and has been) wrought onto our nation over the last 50 yrs.
They drive their cars, listening to their Iphones, talking or texting on their smartphones, yet give very little attention to the fact that their various freedoms are being dissolved with every breath they take.
Thoughtless negligence of citizens allows people with evil intent free reign to damage the greatest nation on earth.
I try to keep this blog full of MY thoughts. Not regurgitated reposts from other blogs or news sites. I’m from the time where you were taught that you as an individual were powerful enough to get up on the soap box and let loose onthe government and influence the world around you.
A lot of people allowed that right to atrophy in the past, but starting in the year 2010, the grass roots reignited and led a TeaParty landslide. But now is there staying power in the TP?
If the GOP wins with a huge push by the TP, will the elites stay firm to the conservative agenda or will they compromise and wilt under WASHINGTON-itis?
If there is a massive sweep by the GOP there needs to be follow through.
I mean THIS is what we’re competing against:
How can smart people spout these things with any credence? How can they sleep at night or look at themselves in the mirror? Is the POWER by being in Washington REALLY worth dishonesty? “In Chainnns!”, “Back to Jim Crow”, “Tornado through rest homes”… really?

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Political Notes From the Desk of Honesty

Rush—- Many years now, I’ve wished that Rush would exercise common sense in some of his blathering over-the-top comments…. I always thought it detracted from the GOOD that he could do. There have been many moments that he gets so good at articulating the conservative cause, that it brings me to the verge of tears. But then there are the moments where he slips into the ‘entertainer’ mode and strikes some low cord with some offcolor comment. Most times it works. But this time, the left was ready for the offspeed pitch and knocked him out.
It’s no surprise that while Maher could get away with “slut” comment, Rush could not…. Did he not learn anything from ESPN? And how’s that McNabb QB working out anyways? Like most things, Rush was right on both counts… but the left smells blood and Rush gave them an easy target.

Anthony Breitbart— This guy will be missed. I came across him in ’07 when he was a part of the ‘fringe’ reactionary strata. I dismissed him and his blog as being something of the ‘new tabloid’ media, and I’ll always regret that. What he did, what he uncovered along the way…what he exposed, is a credit to him, his will and his fearlessness. It wouldn’t surprise me if he was offed somehow. He had had some sort of spirited political confab just minutes before he died??? Probably not, but nothing would surprise me considering this man built 3 of the biggest conservative online properties ever. He was a major target, undoubtedly. Nevertheless, I am just sorry I did not recognize his genius and his love for liberty sooner.

Romney— Well, he won 6 of 10 states last night, Santorum got 3 and Gingrich got Georgia. Nary a mention of Paul or how he fared. Most media plastered the 2 leaders pictures on their covers, relegating Newt and Paul to mere afterthoughts. Romney is securing more endorsements as his train gathers more steam. Expect a Romney-Santorum ticket. Gingrich as Sec of State and Paul as Treasury Sec?? I can see Paul being shut out completely unless he can garner some more high finishes somewhere.

JC WATTS— I was surprised to hear JC Watts and Herman Cain going all out for Newt. I had known Cain was a big supporter, but Watts, I thought, would have rallied to one of the favorites sides. I always thought JC was a superstar just waiting for the right moment. Why he slipped into relative obscurity has puzzled me, although I know his bunch (Class of ’96) of Republican Congressmen, actually were committed to their pledges of Term Limits. Imagine…. Real live conviction…. I would like to see Watts re-surface as a force within the Republican party. He, Cain, and Allen West seem to me to epitomize what someone can dream to be no matter their color… or maybe despite the pigeon-holing of their color.

GOP Hopefuls

Who we have–

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Santorum, Ron Paul.

These are the heavy hitters for the GOP in 2012.

Mitt is neat as a pin, very deliberate, ‘the’ choice from the establishment GOP. Has a moderate history. Huge obstacle to overcome. Press loves to bash him and they love it more when fellow Repubs join in.

Newt Gingrich has some accomplishments but has some serious character flaws. Intelligent, yet maybe too much so for his own good. Has gone through 3 marriages and has cheated in 2 of them. Once is forgivable, twice is no accident.

Rick Santorum. Was booted out of his Governorship in 2010. Speaks very conservatively, believes in a strong foreign policy. Also well-dressed…
Real young..

Ron Paul. Lambasted as a kook. Has a grandfathery demeanor. Someone people know they ought to listen to. Has some mainstream media baggage with “fringe” groups that identify with his goals. Is outright ignored by most media outlets for reasons that they alone will ever truly know. Has a huge following with the youth and a massive presence in the ‘new’ media.

Does the GOP really want to win?
By looking at this stellar lineup, one has to think that the GOP either has no rising stars to bank on, or that they are thinking that Obama has no chance to win and that it’ll be a cake walk into the White House.
Back in 2008, the party looked like they might have some up and comers that would be ready to go toe-to-toe with Obama in 2012. A huge sweep led by TEA-party candidates in 2010 should have put the GOP in position to roll into Pennsylvania Avenue.
The more I examine this field the more I think that no, the GOP does not want to win. They may accept winning, but they want to make sure they have someone in the WH that does it ‘their’ way. No conservatism. No true sweeping change to the way business is conducted in DC.
Atleast that’s how it seems through the filters of the current media. The 2 truly decent people, Paul and Santrum are not taken seriously. At least… again, through the filter of the MSM… So we are left with moderates….

Who could we have?
JC Watts, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio.. perhaps a conservative industry giant… a battlefield general…

I am particularly interested in Rand Paul, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio. JC Watts, I had always thought, epitomized the openness of the party to all.
This is an election that we (as the people) can’t afford to see lost to the status quo. I think the ultra-left (I mean even left of Nancy Pelosi et al) sees the same opportunity. Luckily, they are pre-OCCUPIED with their OWS non-sense and are only bringing negative news to the OWS cause.

The real threat they pose is disruption and infiltration of TEA-party and conservative events. They blew their wad in the wrong way by the occupation technique. While it was interesting and thought provoking at first, garnering sympathy from even the right for a time, they over step their bounds as I noted in a previous post where I dissected a “round table” meeting in the early going of OWS.

The GOP HAS to seize the climate of “REFORM” and follow through. They must look past the safe and stable status quo of big business and bigger government. If they fail, if they just go through the motions in this election season, who can ever take them seriously again?

The GOP establishment of the Rockefellers et. al, gave us the Nixon presidency, and the Ford candidacy in 70’s and cried bloody murder when it started to become apparent that Bush1 would lose to that Jelly bean eatin’ actor from California who actually knew his shit (that’s right folks… he did it the old fashioned way… with brief notes on 3×5 cards) in 1980.

Conservatism has only had brief periods of prominence in the past 50 years, mainly with Barry Goldwater and again with Reagan.

The country’s path has been progressive for over 100 years now, and we’re seeing the results displayed for all to see. There is a limit to what the government can do. People need to be free and need to know the value of hard work. They need to be able, not only to succeed, but to fail.

But the current crop of GOP’ers doesn’t inspire a serious shift in the normal SOP of government. They placate the right now, but will quickly ‘work with the other side of the aisle’ when the first piece of bad press comes out about a controversial piece of legislation.

Backbone. The Republicans need a man with backbone. An uncompromising man of great courage, intellect, class, charm, and …damnit, integrity. A man strong enough to sweep the Republicans with his coattails into a super majority. And THEN get them to actually make the changes they promised.

Where is he? Who is John Galt?

“…Don’t exhaust yourself to help build the kind of world that you see around you now. In the name of the best within you, don’t sacrifice the world to those who will take away your happiness for it.”— John Galt speech Ayn Ryan’s Atlas Shrugged 1957