Saturday, January 30, 2010

Both GOP candidates for Governor outpoll Democrat candidate

Rasmussen is showing that both Scott Walker and Mark Neumann poll strong against Mayor Barrett in the race for governor.

Election 2010: Wisconsin Governor

Mark Neumann (R)42%

Tom Barrett (D)38%

Other 7%

Not sure 13%

Election 2010: Wisconsin Governor

Scott Walker (R)48%

Tom Barrett (D)38%

Other 2%

Not sure 12%

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Was the SOTU a game changer?

Obviously, last night's speech was really big as far as the future of the President's agenda.

The President needed to settle down wobbly Democrats and get them back on his agenda. The Republicans needed to stop being bashed so they can climb on board at least with the ideas they have in common. But probably more important is that the President had to reach the Independents again and get them back on board with his agenda.

So do you think that the President got Independents back on board?

Clearly the Independents have been calling the shots in elections.

Do you think that those people in Massachusetts last week are back on board with the President?

I think if people are honest they would say that the President did not get the independents back. The President made it very clear that he is forging ahead with his same agenda. Yes, he is putting jobs first, but he did that last year also. Remember the stimulus, that was first. This year, another stimulus. Will it work?

Do you think anyone in the state of Massachusetts last week would change their vote today?

Of course they would not. Don't tell that to the liberals, they are too busy being inspired.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Got your shovels ready?

You know the garbage that will be shoveled out of Washington will be thick and deep tonight, so I am just checking to make sure your shovels are ready so you can try to dig your way out.

Just call us the Dodo nation

The Tea Party Nation have been called a number of things over the last year. We have been called an angry mob, nazis, teabaggers, racists, and hate mongers. There have been more names, but it would take too long to list them all.

Well, there is a new one out there. Ever the intellectual, Joe Klein, from Time Magazine has called us dodos.

It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you're a nation of dodos.

Joe Klein even calls us "too dumb to thrive". The reason Joe Klein believes you are so stupid is because of this poll that came out by CNN. 74% of Americans believe that at least half of the stimulus money has been wasted.

You see, according to Joe Klein, you are a dodo because you just do not realize how good you have got it and what President Obama has done for you:

Absolutely amazing poll results from CNN today about the $787 stimulus package: nearly three out of four Americans think the money has been wasted. On second thought, they may be right: it's been wasted on them. Indeed, the largest single item in the package--$288 billion--is tax relief for 95% of the American public. This money is that magical $60 to $80 per month you've been finding in your paycheck since last spring. Not a life changing amount, but helpful in paying the bills.

Magically millions of Americans have lost the magical paychecks because they have been laid off. Of course, millions more of Americans may not have lost the magical paycheck, but their hours have been cut at work and the magic money does not come close to touching what they have lost since the recession has started.

But hey, you are a dodo because you really do not appreciate what President Obama has done for you. How can Americans be so ungrateful for their $7 a paycheck?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Call me cynical...

The President is getting very serious about dealing with the deficit,

After the Election and after his budget is passed by the end of September

How can anyone with half a brain not recognize this as nothing more than political gamesmanship? President Obama really has to believe that you are a blithering idiot.

Trying to win the votes of fiscal moderates, President Barack Obama formally endorsed legislation Saturday creating an independent commission with the power to force Congress to vote on major deficit reduction steps this year, after the November elections.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Follow the money straight to the Democrats

I listened to the Democrats and President Obama have a hissy fit because the Supreme Court overruled McCain/Feingold allowing corporations and unions to spend more money during the elections.

Then I caught sight of this little publicized article encouraging people to actually stop for a moment and "follow the money" trail.

Obama is touting his proposed bank tax and financial regulations as a test of "whose side" politicians are on -- the bankers' or the people's. But check the numbers at, and you get an interesting clue as to whose side Wall Street on.

The "securities and investment" industry has favored Democrats by more than a two-to-one margin so far this cycle. The top eight recipients of Wall Street PAC money this election are all Democrats.

So I did just what the article suggested, I went to and was stunned by what I saw.

Did you know that of the top 50 industries donating to politicians, 48 out of 50 have donated more to Democrats than Republicans?

Rank Industry Total Dem Pct GOP Pct Top Recipient
1 Lawyers/Law Firms $22,668,990 83% 17% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
2 Health Professionals $14,307,929 63% 37% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
3 Retired $11,285,022 55% 45% Mark Kirk (R-Ill)
4 Real Estate $10,842,041 64% 36% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
5 Securities/Invest $10,776,669 73% 27% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
6 Insurance $9,062,842 57% 43% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
7 Lobbyists $7,801,801 69% 31% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
8 Leadership PACs $6,624,511 64% 36% Roy Blunt (R-Mo)
9 Bldg Trade Unions $6,136,245 92% 7% Judy Chu (D-Calif)
10 Pharm/Health Prod $5,852,259 61% 39% Richard Burr (R-NC)
11 Electric Utilities $5,673,806 61% 39% Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
12 Misc Finance $5,563,770 62% 38% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
13 Democratic/Liberal $5,294,744 100% 0% Michael F Bennet (D-Colo)
14 Oil & Gas $4,703,998 40% 60% Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark)
15 TV/Movies/Music $4,661,525 69% 30% Patrick Leahy (D-Vt)
16 Transport Unions $4,423,410 87% 13% James L Oberstar (D-Minn)
17 Business Services $4,247,368 73% 27% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
18 Commercial Banks $4,163,241 52% 48% Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
19 Hospitals/Nurs Homes $4,051,154 74% 26% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
20 Public Sector Unions $3,895,921 93% 7% Scott Murphy (D-NY)
21 Industrial Unions $3,864,710 98% 2% Mark Schauer (D-Mich)
22 Air Transport $3,583,154 55% 45% Byron L Dorgan (D-ND)
23 Crop Production $3,536,166 61% 39% Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark)
24 Misc Mfg/Distrib $3,257,744 57% 43% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
25 Defense Aerospace $3,234,240 60% 40% Patty Murray (D-Wash)
26 Computers/Internet $3,104,709 71% 29% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
27 Accountants $2,975,508 51% 49% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
28 Beer, Wine & Liquor $2,909,375 61% 39% Mike Thompson (D-Calif)
29 Retail Sales $2,829,237 55% 45% Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark)
30 General Contractors $2,826,868 51% 49% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
31 Railroads $2,771,145 59% 41% Corrine Brown (D-Fla)
32 Telephone Utilities $2,690,007 56% 44% Rick Boucher (D-Va)
33 Candidate Cmtes $2,615,618 81% 19% Scott Murphy (D-NY)
34 Construction Svcs $2,599,922 65% 34% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
35 Misc Business $2,377,766 70% 28% Al Franken (D-Minn)
36 Education $2,361,123 82% 18% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
37 Health Services $2,341,038 69% 31% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
38 Defense Electronics $2,164,565 63% 37% John P Murtha (D-Pa)
39 Agricultural Svcs $2,021,026 55% 45% Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark)
40 Casinos/Gambling $1,833,238 76% 24% Shelley Berkley (D-Nev)
41 Food & Beverage $1,789,632 55% 45% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
42 Misc Defense $1,604,759 63% 37% Daniel K Inouye (D-Hawaii)
43 Misc Unions $1,593,270 100% -0% Scott Murphy (D-NY)
44 Finance/Credit $1,588,028 57% 43% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
45 Pro-Israel $1,584,426 71% 29% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
46 Automotive $1,509,219 47% 53% Roy Blunt (R-Mo)
47 Telecom Svcs/Equip $1,483,239 67% 32% Rick Boucher (D-Va)
48 Food Process/Sales $1,454,883 54% 46% Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark)
49 Chemicals $1,444,049 55% 44% Vernon Buchanan (R-Fla)
50 Publishing $1,294,683 75% 24% Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Based on data released by the FEC on Sunday, December 06, 2009.

You almost have to laugh when you realize that Obama, Reid and Pelosi accuse the Republicans of being in the tank for Banks, Big Pharma, Insurance Companies, Health Care Industry, and Wall Street when the proof is right here.

Clearly, these liberals are not telling the truth. Democrats have been bought by Wall Street, Insurance Companies, Big Pharma and the entire Health Care industry.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Obama on ObamaCare for the last year: We are going to get this done

You remember it was during one of Obama's famed prime timed speeches on health care in September where Rep Joe Wilson hollered out "You Lie!"

I guess Joe Wilson was right

Happy Anniversary, Mr. President

Didn't you promise to have Gitmo closed by today, Mr. President?

Now, I am no financial expert, but...

Now, I am no financial expert, but these strangling "reforms" that our President wants to put on banks seem stupid to me.

I can certainly understand never allowing the banks again to take the massive risks they took that caused the collapse of the financial markets.

However, these are the very same banks that we are demanding that they loosen their standards to start lending again.

Business owners small and large need the banks to lend them money so they can build and expand. This business owners are actually the folks that do the hiring.

I question the intelligence of doing this now of all times.

We demand that the banks no longer take risks as they move forward, but we are also demanding that they actually take risks on new lending.

We also do silly stupid stuff like exempting government controlled Freddie and Fannie, cutting loose any and all regulations, and at the same time we squelched the free market for everyone else.

You guys do realize that during the holiday season, that Freddie and Fannie, have been given an unlimited credit card to take and spend as much TARP funds as they want, right?

Makes absolutely no sense to me.

Americans want ObamaCare set off to the side

It is not like we did not know this, but just for giggles, I thought I would post this Gallup poll.

In the wake of Republican Scott Brown's victory in Tuesday's U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, the majority of Americans (55%) favor Congress' putting the brakes on its current healthcare reform efforts and considering alternatives that can obtain more Republican support. Four in 10 Americans (39%) would rather have House and Senate Democrats continue to try to pass the bill currently being negotiated in conference committee.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Right out of the chute, Dems propose massive debt increase

$1.9 Trillion

Yes, the Democrats want to increase our nation's debt ceiling by another $1,900,000,000,000. This allows the Democrats to borrow another $1.9 Trillion so they can spend more money.

If Republicans attempt to stop the $1.9 Trillion, America will default on the loans President Obama has taken out on our behalf. Remember, he did it for our own good.

Of course, the media, ever the defenders of Obama, are making excuses:

The record increase in the so-called debt limit is required because the budget deficit has spiraled out of control in the wake of a recession that cut tax revenues, the Wall Street bailout, and increased spending by the Democratic-controlled Congress. Last year's deficit hit a phenomenal $1.4 trillion, and the current year's deficit promises to be as high or higher.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Our audacious President

You gotta love our audacious President now, right?

Exactly one year to the date of being sworn in as the President of the United States, our President is desperately attempting to save his presidency.

Of course, the President tries to convince people that he and Scott Brown share something in common and then proceeds to blame the voter anger not at himself, but at President Bush.

"Here's my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office," the president said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. "People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years."

Let me get this straight, the reason that Scott Brown won is because voters were angry about the last eight years?

I have to admit it is pretty funny that today the President is attempting to attach himself to Scott Brown's coattails. However, this was still a staggeringly audacious statement for President to make.

14 months ago, the people of Massachusetts showed very clearly they were angry at President Bush. In only took one year of a President Obama for the anger to build so much that the people in Massachusetts were willing to put a seat held by a worshiped Kennedy into the hands of a hated Republican who drives a truck. They did not do that because of the last eight years. They did it because of the last year that has been solely controlled by the liberals in Washington.

There is more, but I have to get to a city council meeting.

Kleefisch for Lt. Governor


(Oconomowoc)-Former TV news anchor Rebecca Kleefisch announces her candidacy for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor today. After being encouraged by many of Wisconsin’s business and political leaders, Rebecca announced she will seek the state’s second highest office on an agenda of “kitchen table common sense.”
“This election is about ‘kitchen table common sense’,” Kleefisch said her announcement. “Wisconsin families make tough decisions around their kitchen tables every day, but government doesn’t seem to feel the same pressures you and I do. When you’re in the middle of a recession, you don’t use accounting tricks to fake a balanced budget. You balance it. You don’t tax and regulate businesses out of the state. You create ways for them to grow. And you sure don’t disregard the will of the people who want smaller, more accountable government. You pay attention.”
The UW-Madison graduate and mother of two daughters says she’s running because she can’t afford to watch liberal politicians rob her kids of their futures. She also has a clear vision for the role of the Lieutenant Governor.
“The Governor is the CEO of the state,” Kleefisch said. “The Lieutenant Governor is the Marketing VP. We need someone who understands how to craft compelling, articulate messages for why job creators should come to this state, start up in this state and expand in this state.”
Kleefisch has worked in marketing and public relations in addition to being an award-winning TV and print journalist. Job retention and creation will be her top priority as Lieutenant Governor.
“To change our job forecast, we need to change minds about Wisconsin’s business climate,” Kleefisch said. “I’m confident a Republican administration will right our economic ship, but then we need to reach people with the message that, ‘Wisconsin is open for business again!’”
Kleefisch plans to use her marketing background to attract jobs to Wisconsin. She also plans to showcase the most cutting-edge marketing tools in her own campaign. She’s announcing her candidacy at 11 a.m. via a high-tech closed circuit internet presentation where members of statewide media are invited to ask questions using Facebook, another social media phenomenon. She also plans innovative use of new media, including the use of texting, tweeting and online networking as a platform for messaging and fundraising. Her website is

Congressman Ryan comments on results in Mass

Congressman Ryan was just on the Jay Weber show commenting on the meaning of the race results in Massachusetts.

Here it hear

The Congressman's first comment "I'm in Washington right now and looking out my window and seeing pigs flying around the Capitol"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Brown wins!


AP is calling it for Scott Brown.

It is a revolution!

Battle in Massachusetts is getting good

Oh boy, this is getting good. Sit back, conservatives, grab your popcorn and enjoy the show.

We already know that team Obama and Democrats have been attempting to distance themselves from Team Coakley. In the middle of the actual election day, Team Coakley decided to respond to Team Democrats/Obama and sent out a memo:

The Coakley campaign is bridling at finger-pointing from the White House and Washington Democrats, and an outside adviser to the campaign has provided to POLITICO a memo aimed at rebutting the charge that Coakley failed and making the case that national Democrats failed her.

The adviser, who made the case to my colleague Jonathan Martin on the condition of anonymity in response, he said, to "the current leaking coming out of the White House and the DNC that is chalking all of this up to a “bad candidate”.

The adviser, who cited internal polling numbers to make the case, e-mails that, "There’s more to the story than that. If Martha is guilty of taking the race for granted, so is the White House and the DNC."

The adviser pointed to internal polling to argue that Coakley held a wide -- 20 point -- lead on Dec. 19, and that the damage she took between that survey and a Jan. 5 Rasmussen poll putting the race at 9 points came from the national scene: The Senate vote on health care, with the controversy over Ben Nelson's deal for Nebraska, and the Christmas Day bombing.


Not to be outdone on election day, a DNC official has "officially" blasted back:

This memo is a pack full of lies and fantasies - The DNC and the DSCC did everything they were asked and have been involved in the race for several weeks not just the last one.

The campaign failed to recognize this threat, failed to keep Coakley on the campaign trail, failed to create a negative narrative about Brown, failed to stay on the air in December while he was running a brilliant campaign. It's wishful thinking from a pollster, candidate and campaign team that were caught napping and are going to allow one of the worst debacle in American political history to happen on their watch that they are at the 11th hour are going to blame others.

Before the DNC and DSCC got involved there was barely a single piece of paper on what the narrative is on Brown. The candidate in this race and the campaign have been involved in the worst case of political malpractice in memory and they aren't going to be able to spin themselves out of this with a memo full of lies.

Hey conservatives, anyone need some butter for their popcorn?

I am telling you, this is priceless. Remember November is coming also!

PS. The polls are still open. Are voters supposed to watch this battle and go and cast a vote for Coakley?

Scott Brown has already won

No matter what happens today, Scott Brown has already won today. The Democrats are spooked, really spooked. In fact, I am not certain that I have ever seen so many frightened Democrats.

If a Democrat seat is not safe in a highly liberal state, then no seat anywhere in the US is safe for a Democrat. Scott Brown's rise has proven that America is looking at this liberal agenda and are not happy.

Yes, I would prefer for Scott to win, but I think his candidacy has severely damaged the liberal agenda nationwide.

Monday, January 18, 2010

He had a dream

Today is a great day to celebrate the wisdom and guidance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He had a dream and even today we continue to fight for his dream.

Thank you Dr. King

Saturday, January 16, 2010

In fond remembrance, Joyce Beula

In fond remembrance...

On January 13, 2010 The Kenosha County GOP, the community of Twin Lakes and her family lost one of its most faithful members, Joyce Beula.

Joyce was a faithful and excited party member with the GOP for longer than I have been alive. She would tell me stories of working on her first campaign for Barry Goldwater. I would tell Joyce, "I wasn't even alive then!". She would throw back her head and laugh. She loved it, she loved Paul Ryan, she loved Samantha Kerkman, she loved us all.

I remember in 2007, right before the meeting was to begin for our annual county GOP caucus, I had a private conversation with Joyce. I knew my name was on the ballot for the Chairwoman's position, and I was nervous. I told her this and she smiled knowingly. I was nervous about leading the county GOP in a very bad political climate for Republicans. She told me several times, "you are going to be fine, you are exactly what this party needs".

In 2008, we knew Joyce's health was failing but she so desperately wanted to help with the campaign. I called her up and invited her to ride on our GOP parade float in Twin Lakes. She was thrilled. Over and over again there were shouts from the crowd in Twin Lakes. "Hey Grandma!" They all knew her and loved her.

Well, Grandma Joyce Beula, you will be missed.

Rest in peace. Joyce, we will carry on with your passion of getting good conservatives elected for the country that you dearly loved.


Kathy Carpenter
Republican Party of Kenosha County

Pray for another Massachusetts Miracle

This video is spreading like wildfire.

Can Americans produce another Massachusetts Miracle?

Congressman Paul Ryan on Health Care

Remarks presented at the Hillsdale College and Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship Forum on Health Care Reform and the American Character

Someone has said that before there was the New Deal, there was the "Wisconsin Deal." In Wisconsin, where I come from, the politics of Progressivism still runs strong. It was imported through the University of Wisconsin where they read their Hegel, Max Weber, and other powerful German minds. These thinkers taught the American Progressives to make a sharp distinction between "administration" and "politics." These philosophers and their American disciples wanted to remodel society on the basis not of opinions or "values" but according to ‘rational calculation.'

The best known Wisconsin Progressive in American politics was Robert LaFollette. "Fighting Bob" was a Republican, as was that other early Progressive, Theodore Roosevelt. Progressivism has always been a powerful strain in the Republican bloodstream, as we saw in the presidential election last year.

The Progressives, like the American Founders, saw self-government in a large nation-state as a challenge. Can a modern democracy be both free and well governed?

These thinkers, particularly Weber, were not blind to the problem of how untrained average citizens were supposed to preserve freedom in a society administered by bureaucratic ‘specialists without soul.' But popular resistance to their agenda made the Progressives more and more elitist.

Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson brought the Progressive movement to Washington, sowing the seeds for the paramount political problem of our time: centralized administration.

Progressivism came in on two great waves: the 1930s New Deal and the Great Society of the 1960s. President Obama often invokes Progressivism and plans to generate its third, and greatest, wave. American businesses large and small must be brought under centralized direction. Contracts, the very core of personal and social freedom, are scrapped or rewritten by the administration as decades old bankruptcy laws are cast aside in the reorganization of the auto makers. The compensation which employers pay to secure the services of executive employees is now reviewed and second-guessed by a presidential "pay czar." Marriage and family life, church and voluntary organizations are all being weakened mostly by nonrepresentative government agencies. First wave Progressives demanded the popular referendum. Third wave Progressives do everything possible to stop local and state referenda which citizens would use to end this assault on the pillars of free society.

Health Care reform is a prime example of Progressivism in action.

The delivery of health care services has grown costly, leaving many without coverage. But survey after survey shows that 75 or 80 percent of Americans or more are personally satisfied with the quality of their own health care.

The Democratic leaderships' brazen attempts to rush through a health care reform with little public debate and deliberation have disgraced the annals of government by consent. They frantically scribble thousand-page laws behind closed doors and demand midnight votes from members who are given no opportunity to read the legislation they are voting about. This farcical process flunks the Constitution's "due process of law" test.

The Framers saw every individual as having a "right of personal security" which includes being protected against acts that may harm personal health. This right is integral to the natural right to life which it is government's purpose to secure. But the personal right to protection of health does not imply that government must provide health care, any more than the right to food in order to live requires government to own the farms and raise the crops. Government's obligation is normally met by establishing conditions for free markets to thrive. Societies with economic freedom almost always have a growing abundance of goods and services at affordable cost for the largest number. When free markets seem to be failing to meet this goal - and I'd argue today's health care delivery is an example - government should not supply the need itself but look in the mirror, correct its own interventions, and unleash competition and choice.

Washington DC is no place to run health care services for the nation. Thus the Framers left public health decentralized. But if there were any doubt, the history of Medicare and Medicaid is the proof. Real cost control has become a national nightmare. Fraud has proliferated despite every effort to stop it. Program costs are always underestimated. In 1966 the cost of Medicare to the taxpayers was about $3 billion. The House Ways and Means Committee estimated that Medicare would cost taxpayers only about $12 billion by 1990 (adjusted for inflation). The actual cost? Nearly nine times as high - $107 billion. By 2006 Medicare reached $401 billion while Medicaid added another $309 billion for a total of $710 billion.

This is very long, continued here...

I do not think they get it

Whether or not Scott Brown wins on Tuesday, even the most non-partisan person has got to be wondering where the heads of the Democrats are at.

Do they not see that even a tight race in Massachusetts means that America has turned on the Democrats/President's agenda?

There is a real and legitimate uprising taking place all across this country in an attempt to stop this President's agenda.

Today, thousands of people will be at another Tea Party in the dead of winter in Wisconsin. Do the liberals not see why people are doing this?

The uprising is here and it is now.

The Democrats can keep telling themselves that it is the evil insurance companies that are behind this, but they know they are wrong. The reality is that no conservative has handed as much power to insurance companies as these Democrats are doing right now.

The Democrats have mandated that every single American hand money over to the insurance companies. The Government mandate in this bill is the biggest boondoggle for insurance companies in the history of this country.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Dare we dream?

When PPP came out with their new poll this week on Brown vs. Coakley, showing Brown up by 1%, I was hesitant to get excited.

When Rasmussen come out with their new poll this week, showing Brown down by 2%, I was still hesitant to get excited.

When the Suffolk poll came out last night showing Brown with a 4% lead on Coakley, it certainly has raised some eyebrows.

Dare we dream?

Well, do not get too excited yet, another poll out yesterday shows the Democrat with a 8 point lead.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A miserable week for the President's poll numbers

This week as been interesting. Each day the White House has rolled out of bed, they have had to face another monumental announcement on a new horrible poll that has been released:

Monday: CBS Poll "Obama's approval rating dips to a new low" 46% approval rating

Tuesday: CNN Poll "Americans split on success of Obama Presidency" 48% disapprove 47% Approve

Wednesday: Gallup Poll "President Obama at all time lows in handling of economy, health care"

Economy 56% disapprove 40% approve

Health Care 58% disapprove 37% approve

Quinnpiac Poll: "Obama approval at 45%"

Thursday: Allstate/National Journal Poll "Majority would vote against Obama" 50% of Americans would vote against Obama, 39% of Americans would vote to re-elect Obama

Perhaps tomorrow morning, the White House should just stay in bed. Things could not get worse if they stay in bed, right?

Donate to victims in Haiti

There are a ton of missionaries in Haiti, family friends and church friends that I know personally. We are not sure of their safety at this moment. I know this, if they are safe, they are working themselves 24/7 trying to help the people they serve.

If you can donate, please do. The devastation is horrifying. Say a prayer for all of the missionaries, and every single person in Haiti right now.

Donate to the American Red Cross.

A majority of Americans today would vote against President Obama

Don't blame Rasmussen for this poll, liberals.

A year into his tenure, a majority of Americans would already vote against Pres. Obama if the '12 elections were held today, according to a new survey.

The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll shows 50% say they would probably or definitely vote for someone else. Fully 37% say they would definitely cast a ballot against Obama. Meanwhile, just 39% would vote to re-elect the pres. to a 2nd term, and only 23% say they definitely would do so.

Racine Bonfire Tea Party

Thanks to Americans for Prosperity. Join the movement against Obama and the Democrats take over of our lives.

2010 Taxpayer Action Rally & Bonfire
Date January 16th, 2010
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sponsor Racine Tea Party and Americans for Prosperity
Location 4505 Highway H Franksville, WI


Joe the Plumber
Vicki McKenna - WISN
State Representative Robin Vos
State Senator Joe Leibham
Tim Dake - WI Grandsons of Liberty
Adelle Weeks - global warming expert
Mark Block . Americans for Prosperity
Linda Hansen . Wisconsin Prosperity Network

Make calls for Scott Brown

Cannot afford to make a donation, that is okay. Most of us have nationwide long distance calling plans on our cell phones, so this is a good way to contribute to the Scott Brown campaign if you so choose.

Follow the link.

How ironic?

From the most transparent government ever:

at 2:15 PM, the Vice President will meet with Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board. This meeting is closed press. ###

Closed to the press? So much for transparency...How ironic is that? Transparency and Accountability Board meeting behind closed doors.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ryan: Public Option Dead in name only


Congressman Paul Ryan:

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan believes that even if a public health insurance option is not included in a final health care bill, the legislation, if passed, would likely create the conditions for government-run health care down the road.

"I think it's dead in name but not in substance," the Janesville Republican told WisPolitics today following a speech to the Madison chapter of Financial Executives International. "I think what the majority is going to try to do is put something that effectively creates a public option but allows them to say that it's not in this bill."

Ryan argued that a provision of the Senate bill -- which would allow the Office of Personnel Management to set up an insurance "system" -- "more or less plants the seeds for a public option to occur."

"I always thought the public option was kind of a stalking horse, and it was always something that would be traded away at the end of the day," Ryan said.

Ryan also predicted Democrats would be unable to move carbon cap-and-trade legislation through the Senate, in part due to the political toll the health care debate has taken on the party.

"I don't think it can survive a filibuster," Ryan said, adding that he doesn't think efforts by the Obama administration to regulate carbon emissions through the EPA would be successful, either.

Ryan also addressed his appearance next month at a pair of New Hampshire GOP fundraisers. He said he was invited by the state Republican Party and former U.S. Sen. John Sununu, reiterating that "there's no way" he's running for president in 2012.

"New Hampshirites are going to have a huge say-so in picking our next nominee, and I wanted to give my 2 cents in saying, 'Please pick a nominee who understands the economic and fiscal crisis in this country. Pick somebody who knows it, understands it and will take it on,'" Ryan said.

"My point is to simply give kind of a 'Paul Revere' speech on the fiscal crisis in this country, so New Hampshirites use that as one of the litmus tests and the standards that they hold the eventual nominee to."

Listen to Ryan's comments here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Palin on The O'Reilly Factor

Hat Tip: Conservatives 4 Palin

To anyone that missed it.

Obama Campaign slammed Geraldine Ferraro over her similar comments as Reid

Actually Reid's comments were worse. Obama and Team Hope & Change demanded that Ferraro be kicked to the side because of what she said about the Obama campaign:

She told a FOX News interviewer, "I got up and the question was asked, 'Why do you think Barack Obama is in the place he is today" as the party's delegate front-runner?

"I said in large measure, because he is black. I said, Let me also say in 1984 -- and if I have said it once, I have said it 20, 60, 100 times -- in 1984, if my name was Gerard Ferraro instead of Geraldine Ferraro, I would never have been the nominee for vice president," she said.

In her first interview with Daily Breeze, published late last week, Ferraro said, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."

She also said Hillary Clinton had been the victim of a "sexist media."

Obama himself has called the comments "patently absurd."

"I don't think Geraldine Ferraro's comments have any place in our politics or in the Democratic Party. They are divisive," he told the Allentown Morning Call.

"I think anybody who understands the history of this country knows they are patently absurd. And I would expect that the same way those comments don't have a place in my campaign, they shouldn't have a place in Sen. Clinton's, either," he added.

Earlier, Obama's top strategist, David Axelrod, called for Clinton to sever ties with the former New York congresswoman, who serves on her campaign's finance committee.

"When you wink and nod at offensive statements, you're really sending a signal to your supporters that anything goes," Axelrod said.

Axelrod said the comment by Ferraro, coupled with Clinton's "own inexplicable unwillingness" to deny that Obama was a Muslim during a recent interview, was part of "an insidious pattern that needs to be addressed."

President Obama himself is being the ultimate hypocrite. When Harry Reid said the following, Obama forgave him instantly. In fact, Obama took less time to accept Reid's apology than to deal with the fruit-of-kaboom bomber.

Reid's statement:

a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,

At least Ferraro did not speak of a "negro dialect".

It's the People's Seat

What is up with this, Congressman Sensenbrenner?

I received an email from a friend yesterday asking me about this:

Few would argue with the U.S. having a presence at the Copenhagen Climate Summit. But wait until you hear what we found about how many in Congress got all-expense paid trips to Denmark on your dime.

CBS investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports that cameras spotted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the summit. She called the shots on who got to go. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and embattled Chairman of the Tax Committee Charles Rangel were also there.

They were joined by 17 colleagues: Democrats: Waxman, Miller, Markey, Gordon, Levin, Blumenauer, DeGette, Inslee, Ryan, Butterfield, Cleaver, Giffords, and Republicans: Barton, Upton, Moore Capito, Sullivan, Blackburn and Sensenbrenner.

and we paid for his wife to go also?

As a perk, some took spouses, since they could snag an open seat on a military jet or share a room at no extra cost to taxpayers. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was there with her husband. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) was also there with her husband. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) took his wife, as did Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Congressman Barton -- a climate change skeptic -- even brought along his daughter.

Perhaps our conservative friend, Congressman Sensenbrenner paid his own way. That is fine. Still I think we deserve an explanation for why he went and whether or not the Congressman paid for the trip himself.

Republicans/Conservatives are inspired

I have to say, it has been many years since we have seen this kind of inspiration out of Republicans/conservatives.

No matter what happens in the Senate race in Massachusetts, there are impressive signs of life on the right side of the aisle.

Yesterday, the Republican candidate, Scott Brown, held a money bomb fundraiser on the internet. His original goal of $500,000 collected in a internet fundraiser would be very difficult to reach. Especially since Massachusetts is the blue-est of blue states and the idea of actually winning this seat is nearly impossible even under the best circumstances for Republicans.

Defying all liberal logic, the $500,000 goal set the Brown campaign had been reached by early afternoon, so they raised the goal to $750,000. The $750K goal was reached by early evening. From there the Brown campaign just let it ride.

Many a Republican/conservative from around this country donated, even if it was only a few dollars.

Total raised? A staggering $1,303,302.50!

Even in a seat that the Republican should most likely lose, many a conservative rose up to take on the challenge .

This is a sign of new things to come in 2010. Republicans/conservatives are fired up!

Even better the liberal media meme of teapartiers being to extreme has been destroyed. Many a tea party leader has supported Scott Brown, like Michelle Malkin.

Clearly, Scott Brown is not a super conservative. He is pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage and pro-RomneyCare. However, Scott Brown is anti-ObamaCare.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Palin signs with Fox News

Yes it is true.

Sarah Palin has signed a deal to contribute to Fox News. No, she is not a talk show host.

The former Alaska governor, whose book, Going Rogue: An American Life, became a bestseller weeks before it was released and remains No. 2 on the New York Times bestseller list, has signed a multi-year deal to offer her political commentary and analysis across all Fox News platforms, including Fox Business Channel, and Fox News Radio.

She will also participate in special event political programming for Fox Broadcasting.

Can you imagine Sarah interviewing liberals?

Go ahead...Make my day!

Rebecca Kleefisch announces her candidacy for Lt. Governor, kinda

I just received this in my email box. I could not be more excited at this pre-announcement.

It's finally 2010! We truly have the opportunity to make this a "Happy New Year" with big changes in Madison.

When I first introduced myself to you via e-mail, I sent you a link to my video blog, my Youtube Channel called "RebeccaForReal". That's how I'm known on Twitter and Flickr, too. It's because in the world of politics, I think there are too few willing to be just that--real. With me, what you see is what you get: a dose of kitchen table common sense from a marketing contractor/TEA party speaker/political watchdog/mom!

That's probably why I was approached last May to run for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. Combine my private sector marketing expertise with our future Republican Governor's public sector success and you have a ticket with broad life experience, and the best CEO and VP of Marketing Wisconsin could get! That's how I see these jobs: while the Governor fixes the business climate of our state as our CEO, we need our Lt. Governor, our Marketing VP, working on the marketing efforts to let job creators know, "Wisconsin is open for business again!"

I'm writing you now to let you know that I have filed my papers to become a Lieutenant Governor candidate. I would love to meet you personally and, if you allow it, speak at your Lincoln/Reagan Day functions or others where you allow candidates to talk. Would you please e-mail me the dates of events like these on your county's calendar?

In the meantime, please continue to look for my new video blogs, released every Thursday on Youtube. When I officially launch my candidacy, the videos will also be available through my website. When that happens, I'll be sure you send you a headshot and a link in case you like to post those on your website or Facebook page.

I can't wait to get to know you and earn your support--and your vote!


Rebecca Kleefisch

Here is a link to Rebecca's You Tube channel

Money Bomb

Candidate for US Senate Scott Brown in Massachusetts scheduled a money bomb day to raise buckets of money to defeat the liberal. His goal was $500,000. He just passed it and there are still 8 hours left in the day today to raise money.

Keep going conservatives. Keep on contributing.

Follow the link.

Imagine if Sarah Palin had said this:

Imagine for a moment if these words had come out of Governor Sarah Palin's mouth about President Obama:

a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,

Can you imagine the explosion?

If Sarah Palin had said this, it would be all over for her. She would be done in politics. Finished! It would have been on the front pages of every single newspaper in the land. Every single Democrat in this country would have been out in front of a camera demanding the Governor Palin apologize. Thousands of articles would be written slamming Governor Palin.

Instead these words did not come Governor Palin's mouth. It came out of the mouth of a staunch liberal, Harry Reid.

Suddenly a massive kum-ba-ya moment has arisen. Liberals are surrounding their fallen comrade in a show of hopey changey unity. President Obama has graciously and benevolently forgiven the sinner, Harry Reid.

Hey liberals, you know this is crap. You know that if this were Sarah Palin, you would have crucified her. Because it was one of your own, you surround them with love and forgiveness.

Some of the liberals are even sniveling about being called hypocrites. You guys drove Trent Lott out by playing politics. Now you snivel because it is happening to you.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

How did we get here?

The staggering games being played by the Democrats is not only stunning, but beyond the pale.

We all know that the Democrats in the Senate need all 60 Democrat votes to pass the health care bill that America is firmly against.

One of the 60 votes is in jeopardy right now. After Ted Kennedy's passing, the governor of Massachusetts appointed a Senator so the US Senate still had their 60th vote. Problem was, the state of Massachusetts had changed the law back in 2004. A Senator had to be elected in a special election, not appointed.

Massachusetts had changed the law back in 2004 because they hoped Senator John Kerry would win the election and they did not want the Republican governor to appoint a Republican. So the state of Massachusetts took the power away from the Republican governor.

Basically the Massachusetts legislature changed the rules again so that the Democrats would still get their 60th vote.

Still the special election was forced to move forward because of state law. That election is to take place on January 19th. The Republican in the race is currently surging in the polls. This is a threat to that 60th vote. The Republican has promised to vote against the bill.

Yesterday, the Democrats in Massachusetts have promised they will not seat the new US Senator, if the Republican wins, until after the health care bill has passed. The Democrats will not seat a new Republican Senator until after they get the votes they need.

Boston Herald

Today, a spokesman for Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, who is overseeing the election but did not respond to a call seeking comment, said certification of the Jan. 19 election by the Governor’s Council would take a while.

“Because it’s a federal election,” spokesman Brian McNiff said. “We’d have to wait 10 days for absentee and military ballots to come in.”

Another source told the Herald that Galvin’s office has said the election won’t be certified until Feb. 20 - well after the president’s address.

Of course, the Democrats had no problem seating the new Congressman from NY 23 when they needed his vote to pass health care in Nancy Pelosi's House.

Amazingly, the Democrats are not even hiding their thuggery.

The Democrats will defy the will of the people and commit any crime necessary to pass this thing.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Yep- we lost more jobs in December

I guess it is official, the jobs reports got worse for the month of December than most professionals thought would happen.

85,000 jobs lost- unemployment stays at 10.0%

This was the sickening part of the jobs report:

For the whole of 2009, the economy shed 4.2 million jobs, the department said

Job loss totals since Obama became President and we were promised that unemployment would not go above 8%:

3.6 million

Remember the stimulus was slammed through with the promise that unemployment would not go above 8%. Passing the $787 billion stimulus was supposed to save us.

More job losses?

I thought after last month's November jobs report that we only lost 11,000 jobs, we would actually begin to show jobs growth for the December report. Apparently, that is not going to happen. Apparently we lost more jobs in December than November.

This is getting tiring. I am tired of hearing things are getting better, even as more Americans lose jobs each month.


I think we got about 9 to 10 inches of snow at my house. I heard Pleasant Prairie got about 12 inches.

All in all, it was not too awful. I was out driving last evening and the roads were not too bad also, as long as you went slow.

Go Sean Duffy

Candidate for Congressman Sean Duffy has a huge mountain to climb versus David Obey, but it is great to see him continue to climb that mountain.

Wall Street Journal

Wisconsin's Mr. Duffy describes it this way: "I'm running because this is the fight of my generation. The prior one fought the Cold War, before that it was World War II. But our fight is becoming one for the principles of free markets and against creeping socialism." He's targeting Mr. Obey for writing the $787 billion stimulus, highlighting Democrats' failed economic program. The DA (who is also a professional lumberjack athlete) is crisscrossing the district to warn about rampant spending, Medicare cuts, higher taxes and overregulation.

But he's also aware that Republicans can only shake a tarnished reputation by embracing a modern, reform agenda. He's been laying out conservative alternatives to government-run health care. He's honest about the coming entitlement bomb. He's proposing a flatter, smarter tax code. In his first fund-raising quarter, he raised $140,000—a record for the district.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Looking for some truth out of Washington, see Congressman Paul Ryan

Tired of the lies and backroom deals out of Washington?

I know I am. I have learned to turn to Congressman Paul Ryan when I am looking for some truth out of Washington.

Congressman Paul Ryan has released his latest newsletter. This link is a total recap of spending in the fiscal year of 2009. This report is easy to ready and understand. However, once you have read it, you just might have a seizure or something. Big government spending is so out of control, you may not like what you see.

Remember this crap on November 2nd, 2010


Yeah, come on Democrats!!! The President's campaign promises on transparency were nothing more than a campaign tool. A false promise made to get elected, nothing more than that.

Even the media is starting to react to the false promise from President Obama:


Watch CBS News Videos Online

Cafferty on CNN goes so far as to call the President a liar:

H/T Hot Air

President Obama hasn’t even made a token effort to keep his campaign promises of more openness and transparency in government. It was all just another lie that was told in order to get elected. The head of C-SPAN wrote a letter, asked Congress to — quote — “open all the important negotiations, including any conference committee meetings, to electronic media coverage” — unquote. When White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked whether the administration would support televising the negotiations, he refused to answer, instead mumbling something about, well, I haven’t seen the letter.

Byron York from the Washington Examiner shows Robert Gibbs attempting to spin his way out of the clear lie told by President Obama.

If the public wants to know why President Obama didn't keep his pledge to hold televised health-care negotations, they'll have to look for answers elsewhere. The White House isn't talking.

Still, the White House, Reid and Pelosi still push forward, completely cutting the American people out of the process.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Oh for heaven's sake, what is wrong with liberals?

Some cheeseball actually believes that the Republicans planned the Christmas Day bombing just to undermine Obama and see the President fail.

Have some of these liberals gone completely insane?


President Obama has said he will not tolerate finger pointing. Unless, of course, you are pointing the finger at the previous administration.

What the President really meant to say is that there will be no finger pointing at him.

Yeah, whatever, Mr. President. Your administration's first reaction to any crisis is to blame the "previous administration" including the Detroit bomber.

It took over three days for Obama to make any kind of public statement on the failed attack in Detroit, but it took less than two hours to react to a statement by former VP Dick Cheney. America knows where this President's priorities are. It is more important to attack political opponents than it is to protect the American people.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Kathy Carpenter for Kenosha Alderman Website link

For those that have been searching, here is the link to my campaign's website

Also, if you feel so inclined, you can donate by clicking below with a credit card or your Paypal account or send a check to "Friends of Kathy Carpenter" 706 School Street Silver Lake, WI 53170

Monday, January 04, 2010

Hey Harry, remember this speech you gave in 2006 on Senate floor?

Wow, is this anything like the manager's amendment just passed by your Senate, Harry?

Gotta love the bit about skipping the conference committee also. Harry and Nancy have decided they want to skip the conference committee.

Hat tip to Hot Air

CNN: Biased?

Now do not go accusing CNN of being biased, they are, silly?

DGA beats RGA in 2009
Posted: January 4th, 2010 03:29 PM ET

From CNN Political Producer Alexander Mooney

(CNN) – The Democratic and Republican Governor's Associations both said Monday that they had broken their own one-year fundraising records, though the GOP is headed into the New Year with the clear financial advantage.

The DGA raised just over $23.1 million in 2009, the organization announced, and currently holds $17.5 million cash-on-hand. The group says its cash-on-hand figure is nearly 12 times as much as it had during the same period in 2010.

Republicans meanwhile have $30 million in 2009, and begin 2010 with $25 million cash-on-hand. That record-breaking figure comes on the heels of gubernatorial victories for the GOP in Virginia and New Jersey.

The RGA is in a significantly healthier position than it was at this point in 2006, when the organization only had $4 million cash on hand.

Filed under: DGA • RGA

Call me silly, but I think the $30 million raised by the RGA is more than the $23.1 million raised by DGA.

Call me even more silly in thinking the RGA's cash of hand is $25 million is more than the DGA's $17.5 million.

I think the point the CNN goofs are trying to make is that the DGA has more cash on hand as they head into a year where they will get their butts whooped than the RGA had on hand in 2006 when they did get their butts whooped.

Hey CNN, how many people really care about that or that the RGA has a significant lead is money going into a year when things do not look good for the Dem governors?

Seriously, the headline does not meet the reality of today.

H/T Juston Johnson Twitter

Good times

Had a blast at yesterday's Cheddarsphere Christmas Party. Friends I have not seen since last year's party. It was good to see them again.

Best part about it was that I was able to sit most of time and sit through an entire Packer game. I was out knocking on doors before and after the event.

It is also kind of cool to sit through an entire Packer game and not sweat the outcome.

You gotta love this photo. Clay Matthews was just welcoming the third string Arizona quarterback to the NFL. Clay thought he would give the new guy a great big hug.

I do not know how Clay does not win Rookie of the Year. Tell me you do not love this guys enthusiasm.

2010: This year, we take our country back!

Hat Tip: Badger Blogger

Rise up America!

It is time for Democrats, Republicans and Independents to rise up and take their country back!

I actually spoke to a Democrat when I was out knocking on a few doors last night. He told me, this is not what he voted for. Yes, he voted for Obama and the rest of the liberals, but he did not think this was going to happen. He also told me he was appalled at the vote buying taking place.

I think it is great that some Democrats are waking up also.

TARP= Democrats slush fund

Yes, the Democrats will be pushing another stimulus bill. They, of course, will not call it a stimulus bill. Instead the President and the liberal Congress is calling it a "jobs bill".

Yes, the first stimulus at $787 billion was not enough of a failure, the Democrats now want another $100 billion of your money to create jobs.

Let's see. I thought the first $787 billion was for job creation, at least that is what we were told by the President and liberal criminals that run his Congress.

Of course, these liberal criminals in Congress are trying to fool the American people into believing that is really will not cost them a whole lot more money, because they plan on using TARP funds.

The Troubled Asset Recovery Program funds would be used to pay for not only an extension of unemployment insurance but also transportation and infrastructure projects. House leaders are discussing attaching this jobs bill to an omnibus appropriations bill.

Now surely the President would not along with this, would he? After all, President Obama certainly would not go back on words from last year's campaign, would he?

Candidate Barack Obama Sept 19, 2008

...this plan must be temporary and coupled with tough new oversight and regulations of our financial institutions, and there must be a clear process to wind down this plan and restore private sector assets into private sector hands after restoring stability to the system.

I have a sneaking suspicion that instead of winding down TARP as the President extolled last year is not going to happen. Instead, these TARP funds have now become a slush fund for Democrats to take and use the money how they wish.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Hallelujah, Mr. President, welcome to reality

I am not certain if I should be relieved or horrified. It appears a bit a reality has set in for our jiffy new President:

HONOLULU, Hawaii — President Obama declared for the first time on Saturday that a branch of Al Qaeda based in Yemen sponsored the attempted Christmas Day bombing of an American passenger jet, and he vowed that those behind the failed attack “will be held to account.”

Oh goody, the President finally has a clue.