What Liberals Fail to Get
The Liberal Left view their failure as a matter of message, marketing, and the messenger. This is all wrong. They have no overall prevailing belief system they can defend at face value with no apologies. There is a deep fracture within their very foundation. They preach tolerance and inclusion, which their moderate members appear to believe and attempt to practice; however their far left is neither tolerant nor inclusive!
As a result they are having a tough time accepting Tuesday’s results. As I listen to their self analysis/blaming I am struck by just how out of touch they truly are.
Regarding their analysis, they seem to find fault with the delivery of their message. (How it was packaged, or who delivered this so called message) This misses the point completely. It was the message delivered that failed to connect.
- Defense of Marriage issue:
- Their message was; we support States rights to decide this issue. They also packaged this message in a civil rights parcel that completely obscured their few statements supporting these amendments.
- This is not a civil rights issue. The Red State/County folks already know what a marriage is. We do not want intellectual meddlers messing around with the basic tenants of our society, thank you very much.
- Their message was; raise the taxes on the top 1% ($200,000+ earners). This was wrapped in A “Two Americas” gift wrap to appeal to the disadvantaged among us.
- They fail to see the forest for the trees on this one. If they spent just a little time in the Red States/Counties attending say a major flea market or two, or a local drag/stock car race or two, and were to look beyond the event, behind the scenes, consider the vendor rigs, their setups at the flea market, and look at the patrons’ rides, what they are buying, then consider the houses they are returning to, or at the races consider the investment in the trucks, race cars, tools and the campers they see in the pits. These folks are neither poor nor disadvantaged. Now consider that these events are happening all over America, every week without interruption. These very people are the ones that will be affected by their lame tax plan.
- Now I will admit many among this group may be facing financial difficulty, but it is not the economy that is at fault here. They are just over extended, and that is their own doing.
I could go on and on. My point is; their problem goes even deeper than message, it is how they view our great country.
- They see it as wrong in its core values.
- They view us Red State/County folks as needing re-education. We are too intolerant, and closed minded. (Sounds kind of Socialist to me.)
- They hold elite education above our basic American can do spirit.
- For a Party that claims to be for the little guy, they seem to be filled with elite leaders dictating to a shrinking mass of the poor.
Until the Democrat Party alters the way they view America they are doomed to a minority status. They first must develop core beliefs they can defend at face value and not repackage to appeal. This process will necessarily be a long and difficult one. The fringe ultra-left must be crushed as only their own moderates can do from within. Until this civil war is fought the ultra-left will dominate their thinking and leader selection process.
The moderate Democrat is much like the Republican silent majority. They are the tolerant and accommodating ones and are constantly forced to give way to the militant left. They must rise up on their own to wrest control from the far left or the Democrat party risks a growing migration to the Independent and moderate Republican ranks.
The Democrats blame the Republicans for foisting wedge issues upon the electorate. I say, the wedge is within your own party. No core belief can possibly bridge the chasm separating your far left and moderates.
As one separates constituencies in order to appeal to their individual wants and needs these groups are eventually brought into conflict over fundamental core belief differences. A large number of individual groups catered to will be no match for a large group supported in their shared core beliefs. We do not wish to be catered to, we wish to be defended and left to pursue our hopes and dreams unmolested.
The Democrat Party must rebuild their party from the foundation of newly clarified beliefs, fill their structure with like minded leaders that share these beliefs and communicate them clearly with conviction. This will attract followers that share their values and beliefs and will defend them with vigor in the forum of ideas. When your followers are committed to your core beliefs they will turn out to vote for your candidates and convince others to do so as well.
As the process of rebuilding progresses the more intolerant among you will disperse as they have little conviction to stick out the long haul. Some among these will oppose you. Do not fear this opposition, as it will build needed strength within your committed followers.
The bottom line is this. If the Democrat Party takes the time and care to rebuild from the core, they will return to the fray as a vigorous competitor in the arena of ideas and America will be better for it.
CBS still clinging to the close States
As of this post CBS
reports conssesion but at this link
WI, NM, IA still too close to call. Will they hold on till the formal speach?
Now CBS has called WI for Kerry. NM, & IA still too close to call. They are still hoping!!! 01:01 PM EST Nov 03, 04
Finaly CBS has called the race. They held out for the longest time!!! 10:34 PM EST Nov 06, 04
GWB out performs 2000 in JFK's Bay State
Great job Bushies!!! You exceeded all expectations.
Your superior organization and dedication provided better results in JFK's home state by a significant margin.
Kerry 1,771,381 +154,894
Bush 1,055,146 +176,644
GWB picked up more votes in 2004 than JFK in his own state. WOW!!!
Ohio Poll Watchers OK
Fox just broke the 6th Circuit reversed the lower courts. Now lets get the workers to the polls.
FoxNewsChannel story here
WASHINGTON — The Ohio Supreme Court issued a 4-3 ruling late Monday that gives a partial victory to Republican poll watchers who earlier had been denied by two federal judges. Update:
The court ruled that state law allows one challenger per political party at each precinct. Republicans had registered its challengers at the polls by precinct, but Democrats had registered one challenger at each polling place. In Ohio's most crowded areas, like Cleveland, more than one precinct can be found in each polling place, meaning Republicans could have a numerical advantage in the number of challengers present.
FoxNewsChannel has changed the above link contents. The above quoted material was accurate as of the first update. This story is changing quite fast and no-one is leaving many footprints to track. 00:49 AM Nov 02 2004
Dereliction of Duty - NOT
To agree with John Kerry’s accusations regarding Al Qaqaa we must believe every present commander of troops on the field in and around were derelict in their duties of securing the area for the safe assembly of their units in a hostile zone.
No field commander worth 10 cents would assemble his/her troops in a compound without completely routing the enemy from the compound. This can’t be accomplished without searching the area and all bunkers, buildings, tunnels etc. For their own safety those troops would ensure all hostile threats were accounted for. To fail in this task would be to allow the enemy to operate in their rear or within their midst. They would never knowingly let that possibility to develop.
While Kerry’s intended target appears to be Bush, these charges actually serve to kill unit moral, and allow troops to question their leadership. It also sets the stage for our enemies to exploit these accusations to their advantage. Just whose side is Kerry on? Is he honestly hoping for a significant military setback just to win his election? God help us.
This NYT bogus story and Kerry’s subsequent attacks don’t pass the smell test by a long shot. We must continue to expose this wild man for the shallow opportunist he is, or I fear our current losses of committed troops will soon seem mild in contrast with what they will face under Kerry.
Could the choice be clearer?
1. George W. Bush is the same Presidential leader eminating the same qualities and character we whitnessed following 9/11.
2. John F. Kerry is the same opportunist we saw in front of the Fulbright Commitee in 1971, His character is unchanged. (About the only thing consistant with him.)
Nuf said, lets Get Out The Vote for George W. Bush.
The Kedwards’ representation of Bush’s position on Social Security sure gets me riled. They tout it will cost trillions, rob the seniors of their benefits, and require a huge increase in payroll taxes etc. This is blatantly false.
I quote the President from the third debate “I believe that younger workers ought to be allowed to take some of their own money and put it in a personal savings account, because I understand that they need to get better rates of return than the rates of return being given in the current Social Security trust.”
Yes this will require an increased commitment on my part to contribute to my own future. This gives me a stake in my own future. This is the whole point of Bush’s Ownership of America policy. The days are getting short let’s get out there and bring in the vote for George W. Bush
God & Politics
When George Bush talked of his faith last Wednesday my heart was warmed and spirit lifted. When John Kerry discussed his Catholicism I wanted a lawyer. His secular, nuanced dissection of his position (Notice Position vs. Faith) left me cold.
Faith is a blind trust with me. I need not dissect it. I do contemplate it regularly, which is quite different. I view GOD as over all, not just for good. I find I need HIM most when life is not going well and often see HIS hand in the entire process once I grant the space needed to reflect upon it. When a choice is made that leads into difficulty I could blame the Almighty and wish to abandon the cause, but find this generally leads to successive failure, because nothing is seen through to completion.
Our trials are the source of our character. When Bush reflected he prayed a lot and sought succor in times of trial I knew he spoke the truth of life. His detractors strike back with, why would GOD let the President commit troops to Iraq in the absence of WMD, no 9-11 connection etc. A just GOD surely would have prevented such a horrendous mistake, right? I disagree, consultation with the Almighty is to request the correct path in terms of the universe. Interim difficulties are obstacles along the road of the faithful, meant to be overcome through faith and trust in the Lord.
While I am comforted to know the President prays regularly about things, I am certain he also utilizes the brain trust around him to discern the logical course to accomplish the needs of our Country. Our opponents would have us believe GOD tells the President to do things. This could not be further from the truth. The logic is applied the plans tested, adjusted, more logic, more testing, with frequent prayers to receive His succor and resolve, etc. Then as a final gut check I believe our President seeks His guidance once more before committing our country on a course of action. I would have it no other way.
When contemplating a Kerry Presidency I find his plans would be more an application of poll data vs. logic. He stated he could not force his Articles of Faith upon us. Where is the vision and divine guidance in that? What would be his final gut check? A last minute poll, A communication from another world power? Once committed, what would our course be when things got difficult and favor shifted? Would we veer from our path, falter in the face of our enemy? GOD Help Us.
The choice is clear, the path not smooth, nor the outcome certain, but forward we must go. We must do all we can to elect George W. Bush November 2, 2004.
The Mary Cheney Thing
Dick Cheney’s measured graciousness in his debate signaled to the Kerry team they could proceed with their plan. Kerry proceeded with out any tact or grace and stepped upon a "bouncing betty" landmine. (A regular landmine would have just killed one; the mine he exploded bounced up and took out the V.P.'s spouse, Cahill, and reached back and did in the V.P. as well)
The Bushies' will now lay back from this mine filled field and watch as the MSM and Kerry run in to save the wounded. I see more mines exploding with some attempt to lay blame on the Bushies (anti-tank mine here). Some portions of the media will keep this alive through the weekend which will be sufficient to kill these foul monsters.
The perceived meanness surrounding the Kerry team as a result of this tactic somewhat inoculates the Bush team from further personal attacks through Election Day. I believe the voters will see the forthcoming vitriol in this new light and chalk it up to more meanness thus blunting any potential damage. It should also curtail the Kerry team from their most vicious personal attacks, but I doubt it will, based on previous behavior.
When added to the character defects the swifties point to, the attack on the voter that questioned Kerry’s meetings with foreign leaders, the not so off mike comments “cheaters & crooks”, and his willingness to look into the camera and say to the all of America “I've never wilted in my life. And I've never wavered in my life.” , please.
Well here is my first post in the blogesphere. I expect to post on things political, clock repair, & other interests as they surface