Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’

The GOP Needs to Embrace Ron Paul

May 18, 2009

Lately, I’ve been reading articles about the state of dissarray the Republican Party is in, and how there is a leadership void in the party.  The Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael Steele, says he’s the leader.  Rush Limbaugh wants to be the voice of the party.  Ex-Vice President Dick Cheney is going on every talk show he can trying to further push the George Bush Neo-Conservative agenda.  The Democrats have seized on this opportunity and have poked and prodded the GOP into making rash statements and decisions, further pushing them into a hole.

The funny thing, is that the Republican Party has a leader, with millions of followers, but they don’t want to acknowledge him.  The person is Ron Paul, and whether the rest of the GOP likes it or not, he is the true leader of the conservative, constitutionalist, Republican movement.  He understands the issues facing the country, and can back up what he says with his record.

All you have to do is look at all of the talk shows Dr. Paul has been making appearances on lately.  He is the only member of the GOP that is regularly on Fox, CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN.  He also set fundraising records during his Presidential campaign during the Republican primaries.  Plus, he won an NCAA basketball style bracket of GOP contenders on NPR.com by way of the votes of visitors on the site.

With the Democrats and Republicans growing closer together, with only a few billion dollars spending here or there between them, the GOP needs to separate itself and really stand up for the small government our founding fathers envisioned, and the freedom and liberty of all citizens.  With Ron Paul as the head of the GOP, we could get this country back on the right track and back to the way it is supposed to be.  If we keep down the current path, we will see less prosperity, less freedom, and more pain for the American people.  There is an answer to our problems, and the Republicans need to wake up and embrace him.

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Obama Cuts 0.47% from Budget

May 6, 2009

Today, word came out that President Obama has cut $17 billion from the 2010 budget.  While that is a lot of money to you and me, it is a measly 0.47% of the $3.55 trillion budget that has been proposed for this year.  Surely, with the way things are going, the 2010 budget figures to be even bigger, so the $17 billion will become an even smaller percentage.

During his campaign, Obama promised to go through the budget, line by line and cut programs that weren’t working or were not necessary.  Looks like he thinks 99.53% of all the government spending is necessary.  And he’ll probably tout this as the “change” he promised and the media and all of his supporters will eat it up.  They’ll just blame the Republicans and Bush for making all the spending “absolutely necessary.”

Just when I think Obama can’t be more of a hypocrite, he does something like this.  Why even announce you’re “cutting” less than one-half of one percent of the budget?  This country is going off a cliff, and Obama isn’t putting on the brakes, he’s flooring the gas.

They’re Both Wrong in the Debate Over Nothing

March 7, 2009

Over the past week, I’ve heard enough about Rush Limbaugh and the Republican party.  This is a good reminder of why I’m registered as an independent.  Even though I side more with the traditional ideals of the Republicans,  I can’t deal with the two-party bickering that we call “political debate” in this country.

First, Limbaugh said that “every Republican wanted Obama to fail.”  For some reason, not one Republican would tell Rush that he was wrong.  Not even Ron Paul.  It’s like they are too scared to upset him because of the influence he has with the neoconservatives.

The contradiction with Rush is that he supported all of the Bush measures and the increase in government spending.  He supports our foreign policy of nation building and imperialism.  He even supports the Patriot Act and Homeland Security which a true conservative would oppose.

If John McCain were elected president, he would be doing the same thing as Obama anyway.  There is not a big difference between the two parties, and both favor government interventionist policies.  The only thing Rush wants is for a Democrat to fail, and he’s wrong for saying it.

Robert Gibbs, Obama’s White House spokesperson then said, Republicans should ask themselves “whether they agree with what Rush Limbaugh said….Do they want to see the president’s economic agenda fail?”

The question shouldn’t be about if someone wants it to fail.  It should be on the merits of the stimulus and all the spending!

In time, we will probably look back at Obama’s plans and realize that they hurt the economy more than they helped.  I don’t know if that will qualify that as a failure or not.

Rush has taken the debate off of the stimulus package and the huge budget deficit and put it on himself.  That is the ultimate egotistical and selfish move at a time when we need real debate about real issues.  Ron Paul just introduced legislation to audit the Federal Reserve and that hasn’t gotten any coverage.  That is a huge step in the future of the nation!  Instead we’re focusing on Rush and trivial issues that should be in the tabloids.

The Rise of the Libertarians

October 14, 2008

This election is proof.  Pretty soon, I say within the next 3 election cycles, the “libertarian” party will be a major player in the electoral process.  The reason I put libertarian in quotes is because it’s not going to really be the Libertarian Party that will rise to prominence.  It will be a party that wants small government, out of our everyday lives that is fiscally responsible.  It might start with Ron Paul, the Constitution Party and the Libertarians and morph into a major party, but the seeds are being sown.

The two major parties have become too similar.  They might have differences in certain policies, but they are minute when you think of the entire political spectrum.  For example, they don’t question taxes in the first place, they just want to lower or raise them a little.  They do not consider if we need our military in over 150 countries, they just talk about shifting troops from one country to the other.

They have also become indistinguishable from one another.  The “small government” Republicans have taken away more liberties from us than any “big government” Democrat ever would.  From Congress granting the President the power to go to war, to the NSA to the Patriot Act and now the bailout plan and our new Office of Financial Stability, the Federal Government is growing by leaps and bounds.

In the next few years, we’ll start seeing more of a backlash.  There are enough people out there that are dissatisfied with the direction of our country.  They know that the USA was set up by the Constitution to have a small central government.  After all, our founding fathers were breaking away from the British Monarchy.  The last thing they wanted was an overly strong central government.

Look at the following of Ron Paul.  This is a man who was able to garner 5% of the vote for the Republican nominee for President.  He has a beautifully simple way of politics.  If it’s in the Constitution he’ll vote for it.  If not, he’s against it.

This message spans across race, religion, class, gender or political party affiliation.  It is a message for freedom and taking back control of the country that was given to us in the Constitution.  Also, more and more young people seem attracted to this message.  They see the ways of the political machine and want to take back control.  Maybe it’s the internet or maybe it’s their “against establishment” way of thinking, but you can sense that change is coming.

I’m really excited that we might finally have a challenge to the two major parties, that might eventually morph into one, big government, moderate party.  It won’t happen overnight and it won’t happen in four years, but there is momentum for real change and reform of the central government.

What the Heck is Going on?

September 23, 2008

So I read today that John McCain is criticizing Obama for not coming up with a plan on how to fix the Wall Street crisis.  Fair enough.

But McCain’s plan wants to put all sorts of new restrictions and oversight on Wall Street banks.  This coming from the party of “small government.”

Then, in Congress, the Democrats are trying to limit the role of the Treasury and the Federal Governement in the bailout plan.  

So we have the Republicans trying to add more restrictions and the Democrats trying to reduce the role of the Federal Government.

If this isn’t proof that the two parties have merged into one, I don’t know what is.