2012 Election

This morning, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced what some are calling a bold choice in his pick of House Budget Committee Chair, Representative Paul Ryan (R – WI) as his Vice Presidential running mate. Rep. Ryan, you may recall from 2008 and again in 2010, proposed the comprehensive Roadmap for America’s Future, as it became clearer the Obama administration’s intentions were to tax and spend our way into debt oblivion.

After being chosen to chair the Budget Committee, Rep. Ryan introduced the Path to Prosperity, which further solidified his position as the person who could articulate the problems facing our nation and offer common sense solutions to fix them. Here is a playlist of the three short videos laying out that plan.

AS one can imagine, there is no shortage of commentary on the internet. Here’s a sampling:

 

Professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection

This was a bold choice, far more bold than I expected. My first reaction when I heard the news was one of deep ambivalence, drawn naturally from knowing how the Obama campaign and media would distort Ryan and his budget proposals.

The nation now is faced with a stark choice, economic freedom and solvency or creeping socialism. It’s a choice we are not often willing to put to the electorate in such stark contrasts, but it was the choice long before Ryan was selected.

Ryan puts the national debt front and center in the election, on par with or maybe even ahead of jobs. This is a winner of an issue, it’s what motivated people in 2010, and it will cause huge turnout for Romney-Ryan.  Fear not.

More and video @ » Romney-Ryan 2012 – Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.

 

David Burge, aka: Iowahawk astutely points out the contrast Romney establishes with his choice of Paul Ryan:

IOWAHAWK: “Paul Ryan represent Obama’s most horrifying nightmare: math.”

H/T Instapundit

 

Steve at Motor City Times has a few videos of Rep. Ryan in action and asks:

I wonder how “Plugs” Biden is feeling this morning, with the October 11th VP debate looming?

Heh, good question, Steve.

 

Right Hand Man at Sentry Journal says:

YES!

…Ryan is going to be attacked like he’s never been attacked before.  For the democrats, this is just adding a granny killer to the already wife-killing Romney ticket.  For this reason, I feel for Ryan and his family.

If there is someone who is able to rise above the nonsense, however, it is Ryan.  He talks numbers like a savant but is able to do it eloquently and with charm, never embellishing in distractions and insults.  He’s forceful but not overbearing, he’s willing to challenge the President and he’s equipped to do so…

 

Romney shuns “safe” Portman pick and goes with Rep. Paul Ryan – Conservative Hideout 2.0.

I think Paul Ryan is a great choice, it will allow Romney to have Ryan tackle the budget process while he focuses on job-creation for the remainder of the campaign.

Rightly said, Matt.  I think it also sets Ryan up to be a great choice for president should Romney win the election and serve two terms. We’re going to need a steady hand at the wheel for many years to steer US out of the fiscal maelstrom that years of gross over-spending has brought us into.

 

The Daily Caller found a Best of Ryan video.

 

Video and Text of Paul Ryan’s First Speech as Nominee for Vice President:

Ryan- “IF you have a small Business, You Did Build That!!”

H/T VideoTruffle

GatorDoug @ The Daley Gator.

Somehow I take great pleasure in linking MSNBS and their announcement. Mainly be cause, let’s face it, the heads of Maddow, Schultz, Sahrpton, O’Donnell, Matthews, and the rest will be exploding. I can see them now, hyperventilating, possibly foaming at the mouth, as they look for ways to demonize Ryan.

Smear campaign? The Other McCain isn’t surprised. New Democrat Campaign Message: Grandma, Cliff, Some Assembly Required

Members of the Democrat-Media Complex like Charles Pierce of Esquire and James Fallows of the Atlantic are already registering their disdain of Paul Ryan, and the Democrats are busy e-mailing their massive oppo-research PDF dossier to reporters, so the media attacks on Ryan are pre-scripted dictation from the DNC research department.

This is predictable, and is the best argument for picking a conservative like Ryan: No matter whom Romney had chosen, the Democrats would have demonized the GOP running mate as a Jekyll-and-Hyde combination of Dick Cheney and Martin Bormann.

 

WyBlog — Liberals are cryin’ because Romney picked Ryan.

Paul Ryan, granny-starver:

Make no mistake. In his decision to make Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from Wisconsin, his running mate, Romney finally surrendered the tattered remnants of his soul not only to the extreme base of his party, but also to extremist economic policies, and to an extremist view of the country he seeks to lead.

Representative Ryan has stood athwart Obama’s ill-conceived plans time and again, weathering all manner of slander and malignment from our president and his surrogates without falter. In the opinion of this commentator, Chairman Ryan is an excellent choice for Vice President and acknowledges the difficult decisions facing our nation. With the Ryan pick, Romney makes a clear statement that he will tackle those decisions head on and he’s chosen a man notably well equipped to handle the challenge.

Cross posted @ Texas Conservative News: LET’S DO THE MATH: ROMNEY + RYAN = 2012 WIN!

Senatorial Candidate Ted Cruz speaks at FreePAC.

“We need leaders who will stand up and fight to repeal every single word of Obamacare.” – Ted Cruz

 

“God bless Freedomworks. God bless Texas, and God bless the TEA Party.”

God bless America.
God bless Ted Cruz.

You know what would be worse?

Four more years.

This holiday is a dichotomy for me. While I plan to celebrate the American ideal, I must also mourn it’s loss by erosion and atrophy. The fact is that too many Americans have abandoned their love of liberty. They either lack the courage to defend it, or know not what they’ve lost and feebly attempt to disguise their apathy or ignorance with claims of overwork and family obligations.

“I just don’t have time.” “We can’t change anything anyway.” or “I voted! What else can I do?”

While somewhat understandable due to the ‘Hate America First’ crowd populating our higher education system, this situation is absolutely unacceptable.

Pay attention, please!

What could possibly be more important than the world you leave to the family you claim to be working for?

This country was founded with the demand that we citizens hold the government accountable and as such it’s our solemn duty to be vigilant and educate ourselves; especially to question every carrot some politician offers for a block of votes.

Part of me wishes the deniers would just be truthful and admit to their selfish apathetic attitude but even then I’ve had enough of their disregard for the outright treason going on in the high halls of our government.

We should be lighting the streets of Washington DC with torches and pitchforks, pushing carts with caldrons of tar and bags of feathers for every Progressive we can lay our hands on!

Instead, most of the hapless, uneducated, indoctrinated sheeple will celebrate their faux freedoms with government approved USDA beef, cooked with EPA tested charcoal and FDA stamped BBQ sauce served on a table illuminated with gov’t mandated, mercury filled light bulbs that require a permit for disposal, powered with electricity delivered through “smart” meters that will soon be limiting the amount of power they are allowed to consume and the happy serfs will never give a moment’s thought to any of it.

“Thank you, Government for the food we are about to receive…” They may as well say.

Need a loaf of FDA approved bread and a twelve pack of pasteurized processed beer to help numb the senses to your lack of liberty? Go right ahead! You’re free to find the nearest convenience store run by immigrants who receive a tax break and subsidy but if you plan on driving that car, you’d better strap on a seat belt for your own safety. We wouldn’t want you killing yourself in an accident making you unable to pay back the insurance companies who apparently rule our lives because we’re too stoopid and incapable to do so ourselves. Not to mention, if a nice helpful revenue assessor officer of the law decides you’ve had one beer too many because the county and state need to fund a few ongoing, never-ending money pits downtown/highway/school beautification or government vote buying entitlement projects (Hey! This one’s got a job!). You’ll likely be forced to give some specimen in a twisted, technological violation of the Fifth or Fourth amendments to be used as evidence against you in a modern-day kangaroo court. (Ever hear of a No Refusal Law?)

Ah Freedom: Wonder what that felt like. You know, I think I once actually thought we were free, and slowly but surely I realized the illusion of liberty was the curtain of OZ and just like the tale, we aren’t supposed to peel that curtain back. Unfortunately, unlike Dorothy with her traveling band of truth seekers, the man behind the curtain isn’t a cute, cuddly, benevolent old man who resembles our kindly uncle. Behind the curtain, is the great and devouring leviathan, its hour come round at last, now slouching towards Bethlehem to be born. (Apologies to Yeats.)

Whatever hides beyond the veil you can be assured it has no designs for your safety or security except as a ruse to steal more of your freedoms.

Remember the phrase: “It’s for the children.”? Well guess what, we are “the children”. Get used to it. Your body is no longer your property, let alone your land, your vehicle or your actual children. The state now lays claim to them all in more ways I care to count. It takes a village alright. A village of idiots to swallow the lies we’re continually asked to believe.

Enjoy your Fourth of July, comrades.

The “transformation” is almost complete.

‘bot

Note: If this seems unreasonable to you, then I emplore you to get off your ass and DO SOMETHING about it. Donate your time and money to conservative candidates, then STAY involved. We will not turn it around in one election any more than it took one election to get us here. It’s past time to be what the founders intended us to be: Educated, Informed and Involved.

Self explanatory:

It’s the economy, stupid.

Thanks to Bobby for the email.

Daniel Miller, candidate for TX HD21 speaks at the SETX TEA Party forum which, not incidentally, was originally intended as a debate between Rep. Allan Ritter and Mr. Miller (D21) along with Rep. Mike Hamilton and Rep. James White (D19). Rather than a debate, the event evolved into a forum due to Ritter and Hamilton chickening backing out at the last minute. Shame on ’em.

It remains to be seen whether the people of Southeast Texas will abide this kind of behavior from their supposed servants.

“Southeast Texas has a chance, for once, to have a seat at the table when Conservatives take over the Texas Legislature.”~ Daniel Miller

A vote for Daniel Miller helps Orange and Jefferson Counties put a Constitutional Conservative in that seat.

Blog note: Originally posted on 5-18-12.

A couple of news items pertaining to the Miller campaign:

“TEAParty911.com founder, Michael Kinzie, today announced his endorsement of Daniel Miller in his bid for the Texas House of Representatives in HD-21. Kinzie said of Miller, “Daniel Miller IS what Texas needs more of. Anyone who would tell his moderate opponent, Allan Ritter, to ‘put up or shut up’ about his record is my kind of politician.”

Read the rest here:
http://www.teaparty911.com/candidates/daniel_miller_for_texas_representative_district_21.htm

 

 

In other news, Allan Ritter renounced his agreement to participate in the TEA Party hosted May 15 debate.

So, I guess Ritter chose to shut up. What is he afraid of, a RINO hunter?

The obvious conclusion is that Rep. Ritter is ashamed of his voting record and will attempt to stand on rhetoric alone. Like his liberal
friends in Washington, and the RINO House Speaker Joe Straus, he underestimates the fervor of the new TEA Party brand of Conservative and the enthusiasm they bring to personal investigation, information gathering and sharing.

My friends, it’s crunch time. If you want to elect a true Constitutional Conservative to the Texas House to represent Orange and Jefferson Counties, please pass this on to your friends. As far as war chests go, it doesn’t get more ‘David and Goliath’ than this, but we have the one thing our opponent’s campaign doesn’t.

A Proven Conservative.

On behalf of Daniel and the campaign team, Thanks for your help and support.

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Daniel’s recent endorsements include:

Michael Kinzie – Founder of Tea Party 911,

Apostle Claver – Founder of Raging Elephants. org, StampedeTX2012.com
and Constitutional Conservative activist,


Cathie Adams – Former state Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas
and current Texas Eagle Forum president

Gary P. Nunn – Texas Country Music Legend

Miller Receives ‘A’ Rating From NRA & TSRA

Learn more at:
http://texansform
iller.com

Blog note: Originally posted on 5-11-12.

…I take a break from the campaign trail to submit who I believe to be the winner of the contest. For if it is, in fact, a contest, our Fearless Reader: Barack Hussein Obama, is indeed the winner due to the fact he has declared war on every living soul in America and the free world for that matter. That the world just happens to contain a super-stretchy, pant-suit load of those feministic type people is not just a coincidence, it is a crucial part of the plan to divide and conjure. It also matters not that said feministas are clueless to Obama’s chicanery. In fact, it makes the offense ever more – um – offensive.

To illustrate, I give you the ultimate example of brain-washery.

Big tip of the tin chapeau to The Tree of Mamre from where I gleefully swiped this magnificent work of art.

For those uninitiated with National Offend a Feminist Week, please visit The Other McCain, Three Beers Later or The Camp of the Saints for your introductory materials, mandatory lampshade and sippy-cup.

Blog note: Originally posted on 5-9-12.

The gloves are coming off in the race for Texas Representative D21 between incumbent Allan Ritter and challenger Daniel Miller. Candidate Miller has called on Rep. Ritter to “Put up or shut up” and defend his record.

Good luck with that Rep. Ritter. In my robotic opinion, your record is impossible to describe as conservative. It simply isn’t.

And I’m not the lone wolf in my assessment.

Yesterday, Apostle Claver, founder of RagingElephants.org, Stampede!TX 2012 and Conservative activist extraordinaire spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Jefferson County Republican Women. In an impassioned speech, Claver shared his reasons for personally asking Daniel Miller to enter the race for State Representative.

Come to think of it, asking Daniel to run goes a bit farther than an endorsement, don’t you think?

Here’s the video:


Daniel Miller followed up with an email and post on his website TexansforMiller.com with a challenge to Rep. Ritter to defend his record.

An excerpt:

As you have spent countless dollars on trying to convince the people of Southeast Texas that you are a conservative, it is time that you prove it. Not with your usual tactic of taking credit for the work of actual conservatives in the Legislature, but by justifying the votes that you have taken during your tenure.

When legislation has been introduced in the Texas Legislature, you were forced to either vote for it, vote against it or “sit on the bench”. Any of these choices that you have made have been recorded in the journals of the Texas Legislature.

You need to come clean with the people of Southeast Texas and prove to us where you did not:

  • Vote FOR giving unsupervised state money to paroled felons (81 Leg., HB 3226)
  • Vote AGAINST the amendment that defunded Planned Parenthood (82 Leg., SB 23, RV#1172)
  • Vote FOR allowing judges to reduce punishments for child sex offenders (80 Leg., HB 8, Amendment 16)
  • Vote FOR allowing illegal aliens to receive in-state college tuition rates (77 Leg., HB 1403)
  • Vote AGAINST Voter ID in the 79th & 80th Legislative session (79 Leg., SB 89, RV#842; 80 Leg., HB 218, Amendments 7, 11, 13, 15 & Passage to Engrossment)
  • Vote FOR giving drivers licenses to illegal aliens in the 77th Legislative session (77 Leg., HB 396)
  • Vote FOR raiding the Rainy Day Fund in the 82nd Legislative session (82 Leg., SB 2, RV#58)

Again, your votes were pulled directly from the journals of the Texas Legislature and, unless the Legislature is operating its journals like it “balances” a budget, then you will not be able to show that you voted like a conservative on any of these bills and amendments cited.

These votes, among many others, were noted by leading Conservative watchdog groups EmpowerTexans, Heritage Alliance, Young Conservatives of Texas and the Texas Eagle Forum and were just a few that led to your FAILING SCORES during your entire tenure in the Texas Legislature.

Just in case you missed it at the GTRW meeting, here they are:

  • Heritage Alliance 2009 – 30%
  • Heritage Alliance 2011 – 57%
  • Empower Texans 2009 – 42%
  • Empower Texans 2011 – F
  • Young Conservatives of Texas 2009 – 32%
  • Young Conservatives of Texas 2011 – 55%
  • Young Conservatives of Texas Career – 40%
  • Eagle Forum 2011 – 28%

Given these scores it is difficult for you to make the case that you are a “conservative leader” and, at best, the most that you can claim from the last session is a “Participation Ribbon”.

Some things just speak for themselves, like an incumbent’s record.

Please click here to read the whole thing.

On a semi-side note, if you’re in the mood for a little lighthearted spoof on Representative Ritter and his recent “Conservative Conversion,” I’ve been playing around with a new camera and some video editing software lately. Feel free to hammer on politely critique my editing skillz in the comments.

 

After you view that last video, be sure to hit the 1836 Money Bomb banner so we can afford to hire better video guys and hopefully even get the commercials aired. We are the very epitome of grass-roots around here, folks. Kind-of like the Beverly Hillbillies, but without the oil, mansion or movie set.

I believe the only way to save Texas and America is to support grass-roots, Constitutional, Conservative, Christian candidates. That’s why I got involved at the campaign level, and why I support Texas Patriots like Daniel Miller, Tammy Blair, Robert Gonzales, Col. Jim Engstrand, James White, Heidi Thiess and Ted Cruz.

UPDATE: How did I omit Matt Beebe? Doh!

Blog Update: Originally posted on 5-9-12

And by blast, I mean in a bad way, as in the Constitution blown all to hell.

I found this little gem of a Pelosivator while rummaging through the Robo-Memory Banks last night. Not sure why I chose to post the others and not this one. Well, here you go, ’cause we need to be reminded of the arrogance, contempt and corruption on display back in 2009 and 2010 during the ObamaCare debate and passage. Remember when a million people took to the streets ad held peaceful protests against it and all they did was scoff at the TEA Party?

Yea. Me too.

Remember in November, folks.

Blog note: Originally posted on 5-2-12.

Jefferson County, Texas is turning conservative and it shows in the new crop of candidates vying for positions in the JCRP.

Good on ya.

Daniel Miller, candidate for TX State Rep. D21, speaks at Jefferson County, TX Republican Party Convention:

The Republican Primary is May 29. Early voting starts May 14.

I think the choice is clear.

Turn and fight.

Please visit http://texansformiller.com to donate time or contribute to the campaign.

Thank you.

Let’s take back Texas from the RINO’s!

Blog note: Originally posted on 4-25-12.

Southeast Texans have been misrepresented for years.

Constitutional Conservative Daniel Miller lays out the facts.

Vote out the RINO incumbent in the Republican Primary on May 29, 2012. (Early voting May 14 thru May 25.) You must vote in the Republican primary to do it. There is no Democrat challenger running in the November election.

Why?

Allan Ritter switched parties after running unopposed in the 2010 elections.

Please share this video and companion information with your friends from SETX and donate to Daniel Miller’s campaign if you can.

Thank you.

See also: http://www.texansformiller.com/How-Would-You-Vote.pdf

Note: Texas House District 21 now includes Orange County as well as a large portion of Jefferson County.

Blog note: Originally posted on 4-9-12.

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