Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Where will Canadians go after Obamacare?

What a fine how-do-you-do on this day only 48 hours away from the big 'Summit' between the Republicans and Obama in his 'televised' 'bipartisan' healthcare PR opportunity!

Have you seen this article? http://www.canada.com/Premier+Danny+Williams+surgery/2521522/story.html

How about this one? http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5h0QC7bditrEb3wYz_6_b-gsGGDxA

Premiere Danny Williams is quoted as having said: "I did not sign away my right to get the best possible health care for myself when I entered politics." according to the article in Canadian Press.

What ever will Canadians do when the Obamacare program 'pales' in comparison to the Canadian system? Fly to India? Seriously?!

It is great the Premiere could not only afford to come here and do this procedure out of pocket, [though he hopes to make a claim for whatever reimbursements he may be due] but that he was able to receive 'advice' from those he values to suggest he need not undergo a procedure that would involve breaking bones in his chest. Great that there are cardiologists here in the US who can perform less invasive procedures with the same quality outcome. BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER?

This valid argument aside -- that many in this country cannot even afford such medical services/treatment for a plethora of reasons -- the fact that there is still the opportunity to have a CHOICE, were the circumstances present to avail yourself of them, is the salient point. The landscape that attracted Premiere Williams from Canada will likely be very different than the landscape post Obamacare. Where the beautiful field of many colors and flora were will stand blight if not outright destruction. Where specialty trees provided specific remedy, deforestation will likely leave scorched land. Where a bouquet of 'choice' colors and smells could be gathered individually, there will likely be weeds with forbidding thorns. All in all, the 'months' of waiting facing Premiere Williams had he not taken his health into his own hands, will become our reality.

If this is not an obvious and huge red flag for everyone, what is?

Mr. President, remember, the same health care system you leave behind will eventually become yours and your children's lot in life, or death, depending on the 'time' the illness has to wait before treatment. Yes, we understand as president TODAY you have optimum healthcare, but as the years go by and your kids grow up and your socialized medicine has rooted deeply, they will pay for your vision, like every other child and grandchild born to adults of this day! For someone who has a history of cigarettes, hamburgers and fries, your healthcare may come back to bite!

So grateful this news has once again resurfaced, and yes, obviously it is most opportune -- given the big Pow-Wow of the 25th!

2010 and 2012 are key years! Whatever these people put into motion there must be those who are willing to put it in neutral, slow it down and bring it to its inevitable halt to step up and be elected. Nationalized healthcare is not Constitutional and has no business being the business of the ever expanding national government!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

CPAC and Glenn Beck

[Photo grabbed from ustream.tv video.] http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4881432

Listening to snippets from some of the guest speakers at this year's CPAC was mortifying! Rather than a humble and grateful party, eager to roll up their sleeves and get to work and make it right, it was like deja vu! I thought I was watching the arrogance of the Obama party, after elections, feeling empowered with the 'mandate' of the people wanting CHANGE! The AUDACITY! Wow!...fresh from the win in Massachusetts, the LOSERS in 2008 -- the Republican party -- have themselves ARROGANTLY trotted out on to the stage and instead of talking about issues, CHANGE, chose pot shots at the Obama Administration; made ludicrous remarks; and behaved with absolutely NO CLASS! Felt like screaming 'Sit down and Shut up!'

Come on! What is it, some 'cone of silence' that surrounds these people in Washington they just don't hear the people? It is not about Obama bashing it is about FIXING what is broken and getting this country back on an even keel -- and doing it quickly. It was an abomination and embarrassment to hear the counter productive things said while not hearing the 'way forward' being laid out. America has awakened; they are no longer trusting; they know what needs to be done and
it is not bickering and name calling. It is rolling up the sleeves and making the hard decisions: fixing the mess that has become us.

Watching Glenn Beck's keynote address was a great beginning. It was encouraging to hear him take the time to really say it like it is to the Republicans without nary a word about the Dems. YES! As his speech moved along, it was curious to think if the fervor that was evident in the room would leave that building and return to work. Will it be there on Wednesday next when they meet to 'discuss' things -- with the Blackboard? Will they retain the salient points of Glenn's speech or merely reminisce about the great speech and get back down to the same oh same oh?

A single victory does not a party ex-sponge! Scott Brown has already begun to say he will be the 41st voice sometimes and the 60th others. Hope he chooses his battles wisely.

What is surprising was the poll taken for the best candidate for president... Following is the top contenders:

2010 CPAC Straw Poll Results
Ron Paul 31%
Mitt Romney 22%
Sarah Palin 7%
Tim Pawlenty 6%
Mike Pence 5%
Newt Gingrich 4%
Mike Huckabee 4%

The preferred leading candidate is Constitutional, limited government, largely Libertarian, Ron Paul! Who'd have thought it? And while Glenn did not reference Ron Paul specifically, when you take the context of his speech and match up to the one on the political scene most likely to embody the ideas, it is Ron Paul! It will be very interesting to watch the RNC deal with poll results. Looks like Sarah, Tim, Newt and both Mikes have a bit of work to even catch up with the top two. Romney's comments slighting the current administration were beneath him. I have to agree with a statement Bill O'Reilly made on Friday's show: 'Comment about the administration's policies but do not make it personal'.

The next month or so will be telling. Will they swallow their pride and humble themselves or will they continue down the same wrong path the pompous Obama cadre did thinking because they were voted in they could just move in and kick American Ideals and Principles right out the door. Will the somber words from Beck cause them to pause and rethink their posturing? Will they continue the petty sorts of things that were said and wind up losing bigger than they thought they would win? Will the American people lose hope of ever finding anyone who will step up and do what is right? Sure hope not! Hope there emerges truly motivated candidates who will not flip once their feet hit the steps of the capitol. Surely they won't forget the message from the PEOPLE: BRING BACK AMERICA, HONOR LIBERTY!

The RECAP: Fix what is broken. Don't make it worse by playing the same game that has been played. Limited Government; reduced spending; lower taxes; revamp entitlement programs; return to founding principles, do what is RIGHT, HONOR LIBERTY!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Issue du Jour: CNN Poll, is it important?

Drudge Report is running the headline: "CNN SHOCK POLL: Majority say Obama doesn't deserve 2nd term!"

While that is not a big shock, really, to most of us, though it is understandable it might shock CNN as part of the left stream media, it should not translate to resting on our laurels!

This is Feb 2010, 13 months into O's first term. Yes, he has made a lot of mistakes and is still making them, and yes, the get out and vote campaign will not be run by ACORN but by the Tea Party folks, VOLUNTEERS with no FEDERAL monies corrupting their campaign, but we have a long way to go and any number of things, for instance the Afghanistan war, could turn things around.

Firstly, in order for him not to be elected there has to be someone to run against him. Currently, there is no one who would fit the bill. Huckabee has a growing base and manages to reach people with his affable character. Keep an eye on him. Palin certainly appeals to a certain demographic but not one to carry a national vote. Santorum hasn't declared and frankly, don't know if he could pull it off. Romney did not fair well last time, and with Massachusett's health care on his watch he may never get the majority. Gingrich has been being courted by many but hasn't declared. He is likely too associated with the Washington gang to get the vote. With no candidate with power emerging Obama actually could be reelected with little to no effort.

Secondly, never underestimate the power of a single good story at the opportune time and let's face it, this administration is all about spin and opportune story telling! If people were back to work, if people were making money, if a huge attack was foiled, if they finally found Bin Laden, if he reinstated Interrogations again, if he simply listened to the 'people' and really accommodated their concerns he'd wind up a slam dunk. And history tells us that anything can happen in a flash that will either set a president or unseat him!

Let us not be lulled into some sense of having reached our goal with the headline about CNN's poll. It winds up being a conditioning of the folks. In this time with a constant barrage of bad news people want to hear something positive. They see/hear this they relax thinking the fight has been won, they do nothing more and the vote goes to the incumbent. Be vigilant. Do not worry too much or give too much credence to the 'polls' because people are fickle. Stay tuned in to the issues, the debates, the problems facing this nation. Let's you and I and keep an eye out for a strong candidate who might emerge who will make the 2012 campaign an exciting one! You can bet Obama is going to pull out this smooth and polished persona to woo the folks. Wouldn't it be nice if the teleprompters would unite in failing to work during all the campaigning so we see the real candidate for who they are for each party!

Most important thing to remember: Liberty is not free! It must be preserved. Perseverance will lift LIBERTY tall.

Just keeping it real...how about you?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Issue du Jour: 'O' Subbon One

While there are many wonderful attributes associated with the Equus africanus asinus, aka donkey, perhaps the most notable and not so favorable attribute is that of stubbornness. If you do your research, you can find the origins of how the donkey and elephant came to be symbols of the two parties that are to serve ‘we the people’. While I am an animal lover and truly find animals by and large to possess a natural grace most humans do not even realize they should exemplify, and while I generally despise superimposing an animal’s traits over the human, it appears at least this time the exception may be apt analogy.

Many folks who ‘O’ppose this president have found many ways to hybridize his name into words like ‘O’bamacare; or ‘O’bamanomics; or ‘O’bamanation. Perhaps for this essay it would be appropriate to use this: ‘O’bstinate!

So now we arrive at the corollary between the ‘stubb’O’rn’ donkey and the ‘O’fficial leader of this nation. Why recalcitrant? Think upon it.

· Ram Health Care down our throats for 2009. While the thousands of voices for the entire summer who protested against it were not loud enough or persuasive enough, after the Massachusetts vote he and others took a huge step backwards from healthcare for what, a nano-second? Now it is back to pushing? Is this what David Plouffe has encouraged him to do?

· Terrorist vacation in NY? What? You are going to bring the very one who plotted, planned, and executed the maniacal, diabolical attack upon Americans to the scene of his crime? You are taking this guy back to delight in ‘nearness’ of his scene of destruction? Are you kidding me? Let’s not even consider the cost, it is obscene. Let’s not consider the logistics, it is unbelievable. Let’s not consider whether this guy is entitled to ‘a court trial by a jury of his peers…’ [That in and of itself is a scary prospect] it is simply unthinkable. Let’s just put out there what most American’s are thinking and wondering…why is this guy still alive? He has admitted, with pride, to doing everything he has been accused of. He has threatened to do it all again if ever released. He shows no shame, no guilt, and no sense of humanity. He eats, drinks, lives in comfort at a facility in a temperate part of the world where his ‘needs’ and ‘rights’ are protected by American soldiers, CIA and American dollars! We’ve gotten all the ‘intelligence’ we can get. Why is he still breathing? What is the problem? It doesn’t matter which religious preference the President wishes to identify with: Islam or Christianity, they share a unique common thread, ‘eye for an eye’! Has anyone asked KSM if he will waive his right to a trial? Plead guilty?

· Raising the debt level for America to offensive levels. Each passing day this country is less and less safe in many ways; now we can add the growing deficit to the list of national vulnerabilities!

· National Security; On again, off again. The ‘blast in his pants’ terrorist interrogated…he claims ’there are more like me coming’….OOPS! Mirandize this dude! He’s talking…so an hour into custody he has a lawyer. Then for 5 weeks the terrorists, who designed this particular failed mission, are quickly destroying evidence; altering their plans; recycling their plots and then ‘Oh, HE’S TALKING again!’ Is this guy not an enemy of the state? [granted his youthful naiveté may have gotten the best of him] How can the Commander and Chief of this nation indulge his own ‘social injustice’ conscience and not see jeopardizing the security of this nation with such junior high school tactics is nothing more than a mule like desire to flex a power muscle, why? Because he can! National Security be damned!

On a daily basis the narcissism that exudes from the pores of this defiant leader shouts his “CONTUMACITY”! And at what price for Americans? Is the arrogance he exhibits the change we wanted? Isn’t he the very one who spoke of the Bush Administration as ‘arrogant’ on his apology tours? Double standards?

Do you see our LIBERTY slipping away? If it is not robbed by the ‘do bad’ guys it will be robbed by the ‘do gooders’, or at least those who have promoted themselves as the ‘O’nes who know what is best for us!! We are not a robotic bunch of people. We are a diverse people. We the people, want our country back! We the people, want to hold on to our LIBERTY with all our might! We the people, recognize we are on a path to no return and want to turn back! We the people, prefer the vision and foundational philosophies of the founding fathers as they laboriously and conscientiously put their own self esteem and beliefs aside to work out a cooperative agreement in the Constitution of the United States of America! We the people, will speak in 2010, LOUD and CLEAR and again in 2012! If being stubborn is the example you want to lead with then watch just how tight a hold on LIBERTY, ‘We the people’ will demonstrate through our vote! HISt’O’ry is being written now; it will be a resounding “n’O’ we can’t!” For those dem’O’crats who have shown no conscious of their own but who have followed the leader, their dismissal from office will be a harbinger.

It is time to show just how STUBBORN we can be.