November 9, 2012

Election 2012 - What Happened?



From a teacher in the Neillsville area.
"We are worried about 'the cow' when it is all about the 'Ice Cream.'
The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had, was while teaching 3rd grade.
The Presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.

I decided we would have an election for a class president.
We would choose our nominees. - They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.

We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.

We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.
I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support.
I had never seen Olivia's mother.  The day arrived when they were to make their speeches.
Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place.
He ended by promising to do his very best.
Everyone applauded and he sat down.
Now is was Olivia's turn to speak.
Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me,

I will give you ice cream." She then sat down.
The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."
She surely would say more. She did not have to.

A discussion followed.
How did she plan to pay for the ice cream?
She wasn't sure. But no one pursued that question. They took her at her word.

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it... She didn't know.
The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream...

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream. And 51.4 % of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want FREE ice cream. The other 48.6% percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.

This is the ice cream Obama promised us! 

Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone.   
That they have not first taken away from someone else.

Did you vote for the ice cream?

A friend sent me this - an extremely accurate analysis of what happened on election day 2012.  (I tried to find the original source and could not but it is showing up on several websites and other blogs.  It apparently goes back to the 1st Term of Emperor Obama but it still applies today).

November 8, 2012

Missed it by this much...But we are still winning!

OK first off Obama won, he won small not big.. He hasn't changed the momentum of the TEA Party..maybe a little slow down; but we aren't going away.

First of all Obama was down 10 Million voters, and the GOP was only down 2.5 Million.  Mitt lost by 2.5 Million, who are these people?  Researching now to determine who they were.  If we had gotten those folks to the polls we'd win and the demographic numbers would be pretty much the same as 2008..but our side would've won.  In the 10 swing states they all went less for Obama than 2008..that means we are winning, even if we didn't capture the Flag.

Several states like Wisconsin had big increases in State control by the GOP candidates.  Only a few House seats changed hands.   While we lost a few Senate seats..we are still way ahead of where we were on th eFirst day of November 2010..a week later we took the House and Senate and Governorship's and State legislatures..we essentially held our ground in what Prez Obama called a "Shellacking" back in Nov 2010.

So while we fell short of the Presidential race..It was one of the closest losses ever against a sitting President.  had the vote been a week earlier or Hurricane Sandy hadn't landed when it did Romney Ryan would've won as predicted by Karl Rove, Michael Barone and others.

The post-mortum on all the round tables is that the TEA Party is hurting the GOP. BS I say, The fact is R&R ran an economics based election and they just barely missed winning.  It's not time to change our position on amnesty for's not time to embrace abortion or gay marriage or birth control pills for law students.

We are being asked to make an outreach to Hispanics...I think our party already is the outreach for them and over the years as they become wealthier and more successful they will find themselves at home in the GOP based on family, personal responsibility, and rewarding success.  We currently get about 70% of the Latino voters.  We do much worse than that in California. but California is a lost cause for us these days.  the rest of the countries Latins are more open to our message.  As for the "black" vote..  Obama did very well with them in both election cycles 2008 & 12.. around 94%  but historically the GOP gets about 12-15%., When the candidate isn't Black we should see this number back to normal.  As more middle class blacks earn more and become business owners we'll grab back about 1 % every 2 years for another generation I think.

So all of this angst about the GOP and the TEA Party needing to Kow-Tow to these micro groups is just silly.  Stay focused primarily on Taxes, Spending and the "Economy Stupid" and we'll continue to grow our majorities...For now hold Obama in check and don't give him anything.  He is a lame-duck.and is unable to lead at anything.  2014 is just around the corner.

November 6, 2012


Status after 4 years of Obama on the night he got re-elected:

Gas: $3.462/gallon

Debt: $16,000,000,000,000+

Unemployment: 7.9%

What will these numbers be a year from today?
4 years from today?
When will the US default on its loans?


November 5, 2012

New York turning red? So sayeth Aaron Kreel who overheard a union guy or something....

I in no way stand by the accuracy of the prediction of my friend Aaron Kreel, but hey dude has been on the bad streets of New York and he made a prediction, I found it interesting... Read with caution.

I'm going to make a long shot prediction: New York state goes to Romney. I know it sounds nuts, but here's why I think it's possible...

I've been working in a trade union environment, in NYC, for months. There has been more open anti-Obama sentiment than I would have expected. In fact one admitted life-long, self-proclaimed Union Democrat told me today that he was considering a Romney vote because he didn't see a future in Obama. Yes, that's anecdotal. I think it's evidence of waning support for Obama, though.

Now, the entire city of New York is distracted by hurricane clean up and more significantly: gas lines. Are liberals or conservatives more likely to go out tomorrow in spite of the cost to themselves (in discomfort and gasoline) to vote? First of all, I believe the conservatives are far more energized about their candidate right now. Second, the Democrat base is far more likely to excuse themselves from voting because it's too inconvenient for them.

I'm not saying it's right or it's wrong, fair or unfair. Just watch what the real impact of the hurricane is on the election. The media is predicting it will hurt Romney. I'm not sure that I agree.

Also, be aware that NY and NJ are improvising solutions to voting issues (no power, displaced voters, etc.) as we speak. This includes ideas like VOTE BY FAX, and vote by voucher. Needless to say, the potential for abuse (and confusion) is high.

Tomorrow night will be interesting...

MRQ S*** just got real.


need some empty cardboard boxes.  Wigdy 

no idea what a Pay Pal is.  Dan

the more you drink.  Trog

egotistical jackass  Kevin

laughing so hard Ric

that time  Patrick


there are people like this.  Wigdy

slaughtered by the libs Dipster

does NOT bode well.  Pete

rewarded with a shooting  Cindy

laughed out loud  Peter

Chewy and overpowering  Web Wit

Behold the bacon  CFR

needs a good masseuse Penny

share it  Jim

gooooood drugs,  Patrick

beat them with the bag.  Aaron

covered in snot Jib

S*** just got real  Casper

she gives me the finger  Casper

Fred Dooley drawed and quartered me.  Pierre