Tough Love October 10, 2013Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
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With polls showing the Republican Party sinking to new lows in favorability, I would like to challenge a few things. First, most of the pollsters showing these numbers are in the tank for Liberals. Second, I’ll bet there are folks in that poll, true Conservatives, that are pissed at the Rinos. When asked who they blame, they gleefully respond ‘Republicans’.
I don’t think for a minute the overall perception of the Republican Party isn’t very low. I just think it’s not as bad as the liberal media makes it out to be.
Maybe the Tea Party wing of the party should rename itself the ‘Tough Love’ party. Re-brand itself and focus on exactly what needs to happen in this country. We need to reel back entitlements; make people work for a living and make them understand not everyone can own a big HD TV and drive a nice car. If you made the choice to drop out of high school, or just barely graduate you should understand that working at McDonald’s will only get you so far.
It’s not my responsibility to fix your bad choices. It’s not my responsibility to correct the social ills you perceive are keeping you down.
The American system is designed to let any bright, enterprising hard worker succeed. If you’re a lazy dullard that’s just not my fault.
So let’s elect tough love candidates, like all the parents of successful, hard-working Americans so we can get on with the business of being the best country in the world.
Dead Men And Women Walking* September 27, 2013Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
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The blood of Obamacare is on your hands you scumbags.
This list of gutless RINO’s need to be defeated. I will support financially any true Conservative who seeks to unseat these disgusting politicians. If you believe like I do, send any money you can directly to the candidates looking to defeat these piles of excrement in 2014 and beyond.
*A note for the NSA, FBI and CIA. the headline of this post in no way implies I am promoting or condoning any actual physical harm befall these douche bags. I merely wish they lose their jobs as politicians and the ability to keep screwing America.
Cry Me A River January 11, 2012Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
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I’ve always been fascinated with nature and the truly amazing intricacies God has created. Take the onion for instance—awesomely designed with delicate layers that when peeled reveal another perfect layer in a seemingly endless source of wonder. So as the Republican primary race begins to unfold and reveal it’s intricate layers lying below the surface, we begin to see what’s truly hiding under those many layers of conservative’s skin.
Mitt Romney has the extreme right in the party in a lather. They cannot fathom a Romney nomination. But it is two different factions within that far right that are all hot and bothered. One are the Evangelicals who, save Jesus himself, wouldn’t be conservative enough to carry their torch. The other are the Tea Party conservatives who’s smaller government/less taxes mantra is at risk with Romney’s past squishiness with big government mandates.
Each group is reported to be huddling in the attempt to derail Romney’s march toward the nomination. And this is exactly what the liberals want.
Well here’s my two cents. STFU you two and stand behind the man who will defeat Obama! And that’s coming from a Tea Party loyalist who stood in protest to the big government take over that our Socialist president started in ’08.
The reality is America is not ready to elect a bible thumping candidate who makes abortion their primary campaign plank. Nor will America elect a Tea Party loyalist who is perceived to cling to his gun and bible and the Constitution. No, it will be a candidate who is perceived to be more moderate, whether that’s fact or not. Look, Obama hoodwinked a majority of voters who were either too gullible or too stupid to see what he was really about. I say Go Mitt go! Last night after his win in New Hampshire, Romney delivered the most conservative friendly speech I have heard to date. It was excellently written and delivered. Is he exactly what I want in a conservative candidate for president? No, but he’s real close.
So I say to those who feel the need to bash Romney and kavetch that he’s not a true conservative, as you peel that onion looking for your layer, do it under running water; it’s guaranteed to stop the crying.
Glenn Beck – Alpha Dog February 23, 2010Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
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Glenn Beck has been in the news a little more than usual this week. His keynote speech to CPAC on Sunday was 100% Beck—emotional, witty and even included what is becoming his trademark schtick, the chalkboard. It also stirred up the nest.
The morning after, I read Bill Bennett’s critique. Bennett is part of the Republican old-guard who see themselves as true conservatives and get mighty ticked off when somebody says they’re not. Beck called them all out in his speech on Sunday.
Now Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin have jumped on the bandwagon. Has Mr. Beck stolen too much of the righteous thunder from the other big guns of the airwaves? To what degree is Beck’s meteoric success having on the old dogs of conservative talk?
I will say I think his huge success across the mediums (print, radio, internet, cable and now live performance) has got all the conservative talker’s attention. Lets face it, Rush’s only media success has been radio and books—he failed on TV.
Beck has been derided by his critics for his style; a sometimes schizophrenic melding of comedic teacher and manic metrosexual, whose passion for what he believes in frequently leaks from his eyes. Theatrics aside, Beck’s message is solid. His attack on Progressivism has taken on the feel of a Crusade. I like that. The same way I liked George Bush’s ‘line in the sand’ comment. Beck’s beef with Conservatives is they aren’t towing the Constitutional line espoused by the Tea Party. The same beef I ultimately had with Bush.
The politics of ‘big politics’ inevitably corrupts and while the Republicans say they’re conservative they stray far too often for Beck. In an earlier post I talked about the chance the Tea Party movement would divide the Republican vote and ensure a Democratic victory in ’10 and ’12. This little secret is not a secret among the RNC or Beck or Rush or Bennett. The issue is, who’s going to blink first. Will Beck tone down his campaign? Will the conservative pundits relax and embrace the core of the Tea Party movement?
The franchise that Beck is building is still in its infancy. But with platforms like the CPAC speech and other big events planned in the future, his political clout is just getting stronger.
There’s a new challenger for the alpha dog in conservative commentary. The fun will be to see whose bite is as bad as their bark.
Tea Party Patriot February 18, 2010Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: conservatives, founding fathers, leadership, principles, Tea Party, values
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A great cry has come forth from the people, desperate for leadership who will hear them, heed them and help them. I’m talking about those who call themselves Tea Party Patriots.
We are conservatives whose voice is not being heard by anyone in Washington. A year ago the movement was born and an amazingly simple set of ideals formed the base that hundreds of thousands have rallied around.
As with any great idea, there will be those who will jump on the bandwagon seeking to define it for their own good, thus taking claim to the idea through the law of ‘possession is nine-tenths the law.’ That is happening right now.
A group of Republicans have created ‘The Mount Vernon Statement’. Fashioned to look much like a Founding Father’s document, (complete with a parchment colored background) it stakes out their position via five broadly stated positions.
Old school Republicans have come to the realization that without the support of the Tea Party, they don’t stand a chance at defeating the Left in the elections of ’10 and ’12. That’s also true for the Tea Party.
Polls have consistently shown that a three party race produces a Liberal win every time. So what to do?
I fall squarely in the Tea Party camp and think the Republican Party needs to adopt our positions. I blogged about this a while back and I am more firmly committed than ever before. I would rather fail because I was unable to persuade enough people to join me than compromise my values.
I am seeking out those candidates who take the positions the Tea Party espouses: limited government, maximum freedom and the values of our Founders.
9 Principles, 12 Values
The 9 Principles
1. America Is Good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
God – “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
Honesty – “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
Marriage/Family – “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
Justice – “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness – “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them,they answer to me.
Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson
The 12 Values
* Hard Work
* Personal Responsibility
Humans fall into two fundamental groups—those that have a predilection to lead and those who would rather follow. History proves there are far fewer leaders than followers at any one time in any society. The skill set to be a successful leader is far more complicated than to be a follower. History also provides the benchmark by which all future leaders can be judged. I will look to history to remind me of what I want in a leader.
UPDATE: Dr. Zero has a, so-much-better-than-mine, post here.