Today at American Thinker, Larrey Anderson posts Conservatism’s Dilemma: To be or not to be in the GOP. A very interesting post about what conservatives should do in the facing GOPers caught up in Obamania.
Mr Anderson provides a list of five suggestions of what conservatives should do. To paraphrase these five suggestions:
- Stop donations to the GOP in the short term.
- No more excuses, demand change within the GOP.
- No more manipulation of empty promises.
- New leadership now in the Congress.
- Take the bull by the horns and participate in the process to elect conservatives to office.
Read his post for details on each item. I have always done number one on this list, because our GOP leaders have not delivering on their promises for last 8 years and seem to always cave on their principles. Why should I support them when they abandon us on the issues that matter to us.
It should be interesting to see what will happen with the GOP. But, GOP is not the only ones who should be concern, because the Democrats are in the same boat. It is that you do not hear about it or see in our media. It may surface in the near future, if Mr Obama and the Congress cannot deliver on their promises.
The information shared by Mr Sussman on California’s attempt to go green is is truly amazing. I got a chuckle about the state’s attempt to implement their plan. It seems that the people, who are clamoring for this action, are actually placing roadblocks in the way of accomplishing it.
An important fact, Mr Sussman makes in this post:
Carbon dioxide comprises less than 4/10000ths of the earth atmosphere and of that amount, a mere 3% is generated by mankind.
Mr Sussman goes further by discussing how green house gases plays in this discussion, one finds out:
Now, when we reconsider water vapor into the math, humankind’s carbon-dioxide footprint is reduced to .117% of the greenhouse effect (that reads one hundred seventeen thousandths of a percent).
Truly amazing. So, what is the debate all about now? I suggest checking this post out.
Randall Hoven has posted an interesting piece called Do-It-Yourself Fact-Checking at American Thinker. Taxes are a key issue in this campaign and Mr Hoven did some do-it-yourself fact-checking on Mr Obama’s proposal to give 95% of American taxpayers a tax cut.
If this is not enough, check out this link. But, if you want to do it yourself, Mr Hoven provides the steps:
Here’s what you do:
(1) Go to the US Statistical Abstract at http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/
(2) Select “Federal Gov’t Finances & Employment”.
(3) Select “Federal Individual Income Tax Returns”.
(4) Click on Table 474, “Individual Income Tax Returns.” You have a choice of Excel or PDF format.
In his piece, Mr Hoven debunks 8 of these 9 myths:
Myth 1: Rich people don’t pay taxes.
Myth 2: But that’s only because the rich make so much more money.
Myth 3: But the rich don’t pay as high a percentage as the rest of us.
Myth 4: Bush’s tax cuts helped only the super-rich.
Myth 5: We should cut taxes for 95% of the people.
Myth 6: The really rich know how to get out of paying taxes; they don’t show up in these tables.
Myth 7: But cutting taxes reduces revenues and therefore increases deficits and our debt load.
Myth 8: The “rich” are somebody else.
Myth 9: The Communist Manifesto’s second plank is, “A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.”
You might want to read it to find out which one of these myths is fact.
At America Thinker, Ned Barnett has written a post about Senator Obama’s Four Tax Increases for People Earning Under $250k. It is well documented by the MSM that Mr Obama wants to give 95% of hard working American a tax cut. But, what Mr Barnett reveals could shock you. Give it a read.
I was busy yesterday afternoon and did not get to post this America Thinker item by JR Dunn. Mr Dunn poses the question, is Nancy Pelosi the worst Speaker in History? It is an interesting read with a history lesson on another House speaker.
When it comes to politics, my grandfather’s election question has always been the most reliable: “From which of these guys would you buy a used car?”
This method is definitely better than asking yourself “how you feel”. 😉
I especially like this advice:
As my grandfather would explain, honesty and character are truly the only things one can count on in a candidate. Once a man is in office, everything else — promises, platforms, programs — can be left at the polling-place door. But character and integrity are indispensable, not easily shed behind even the grandest closed doors.
And how would you define character? Ms. Shiver provide a quote from J.C. Watts:
J. C. Watts is a man after my grandfather’s heart, especially on “character”:
“Everyone tries to define this thing called ‘character.’ It’s not hard. Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking.”
Read her tale about the two salesman running in this year’s election.