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Last week we shocked the world in Iowa. People said we could never compete in New Hampshire, but our momentum is continuing and polls show we are in third place.
Now, it is time to shock the world again. As Rick said Tuesday night, GAME ON.
You came through and created history in Iowa, and we have had a record breaking fundraising week. I know we are going to do the same thing right now with our Game On New Hampshire money bomb.
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OK, Republicans. Since you’re so religious and all – it’s time for a little “come to Jesus meetin’”. If you’re not familiar with the term, click on the link. It’s time for a little harsh dressing down.
Do you realize what we have at stake in this election next year? This isn’t just about taxes, pork spending, social security benefits and repairing bridges. This is about saving our Republic. Do you know we’re already past our life expectancy? Economies and societies built on the rule of law, liberty and economic freedom have this troubling tendency to destroy themselves at around the 200 year mark. This happens when people figure out they can use the ballot box to get their hands on someone else’s stuff.
Well guess what, folks? We’re there. We’re past there. We’re on the ropes. We’re old – and durned near on our deathbed.
We have a president who was not raised as an American. Oh, I know. He’s a citizen and all that … but he was not infused during his formative years with how fortunate he was to have been born in this country and what it means to be an American. He lived in Indonesia, for crying out loud, for much of his childhood; that and Hawaii. Well guess what? I lived in Hawaii too, and I can tell you that as a student in Hawaiian schools you weren’t exactly saturated with American culture and history. Hawaiian history? Sure. And that’s understandable. Hawaiians are very proud of their heritage. But U.S. history? Only what the schools absolutely had to include. And that private school, Punahou, that Obama went to in Honolulu? Here’s another “guess what?” My sister taught there; right around the time that Barry was a student. Again – not a place where you’re going to learn what a blessing it is to be an American and a citizen of the greatest nation on earth … ever.
Our president thinks that American greatness comes from government. He believes that free enterprise is inherently evil. He is robbing us of our economic liberty as he institutes a command economy. He believes in using tax policy for income redistribution rather than raising the revenue needed to pay for the basic (Constitutional) functions of government. He said he was going to fundamentally transform the United States of America, and we stupidly didn’t ask him just how he planned to do that. Now we know. And now we know that for our children to have half a chance of improving on the standard of living that we have enjoyed – or even living as well as we have — this man has to be sent back to a community organizing office behind a dry cleaner on the South Side of Chicago … STAT.
That brings us to Newt Gingrich and this little puddin’ storm over his comments on immigration. Newt suggested that we might not want to be rounding up people who have lived in this country – though illegally – for 25 years or so; during which time they raised families, started businesses, paid taxes and helped drive our economy; and ship them back to Mexico. As soon as those words were out of his mouth Michelle Bachmann – desperate for a way to ignite voters – started screeching about “amnesty.” In no time we had the ObamaMedia falling over itself to parrot the “amnesty” line and call Gingrich out on strikes.
Let the progs and libs play this thing any way they want … but you Replublicans; you GOPers … could you make a special effort and try to get serious here for a minute or two? Think! I’ve done it on occasion, and I can promise it’s not painful.
Do we need to enforce our immigration laws? Absolutely! Does the border with Mexico need to be secured? No doubt. And Gingrich has said he would do just that. But a bit of realism needs to creep into this conversation.
I love analogies, so try this one: You come home from work to find a pipe has broken. Your home is flooded. What is the FIRST thing you do? Do you sit there and argue with people about how you’re going to get all that water out of your home? No. The FIRST thing you do is shut off the water. The same logic applies to our immigration problem. The first thing we do is secure our borders. Gingrich says he will shut them down.
OK … so the flood has stopped. NOW you start to clean up the mess.
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Taking this country back, saving this country, turning it around and restoring its place in the world cannot be done through legislation alone. It cannot rely solely on the repeal of unwanted prior legislation nor can it be accomplished only by the excising of useless government waste.
Yes, these things are necessary but if that is to be the end game, we shall remain lost.
As a nation we need something more.
We need a leader which is something we frankly are missing right now. We need a leader with experience but that experience can’t be found only in a board room or, for that matter, only in elected office. The leadership we need to correct the course is a combination of those things but to stop there would leave us short of the goal.
This nation, to right the ship, correct the wrongs and climb back into prosperity must find a leader with the X factor.
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It’s not just conservatives who are frustrated today. It is every single American who longs to see their nation regain its vitality, restoring freedom and prosperity at home and shining the light of human potential across the planet.
What is particularly frustrating is that the party out of power, the Republican Party, is supposed to be carrying the torch for these values. But it’s barely happening. The Party has become bogged down with careerists, rear view mirror thinkers, and its own establishment of inside the beltway elite.
Nothing could speak more to this problem than establishment attitudes toward the remarkable Herman Cain.
Take, for instance, a recent column by conservative columnist Mona Charen.
After extolling Cain’s compelling virtues – his rags to riches success story, his love of America and the values that make it great, and the courageous ideas he has put on the table in his campaign – Ms Charen dismisses his candidacy for president.
“…he lacks the kind of experience the office requires…political skills… necessary in a political job.”
Others who dismiss Cain point to his lack of national organization essential for raising the kind of money a presidential campaign needs.
I just don’t see it this way.
The American presidency is not a political job. The American president is the leader of the free world. The job, of course, demands political skills, but so does every job that requires working with other human beings.
What he critically lacked was a clear vision and commitment to American principles of limited government and personal integrity.
The single most powerful asset that a new American president can bring to Washington is the support of the American people. A president with a vision, and popular support for that vision, will have the Washington political establishment jumping to his beck and call.
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By Alex Pappas–The Daily Caller
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain admitted Sunday that “some people” would pay more in taxes every year under his “9-9-9” tax reform plan.
“That’s right. Some people will pay more,” Cain told David Gregory of NBC’s Meet the Press. “But most people will pay less, that’s my argument.”
Cain’s plan throws out the current tax system by establishing a 9 percent corporate tax, a 9 percent income tax and a new 9 percent national sales tax. During a lengthy discussion with Gregory, Cain defended his plan from critics who say the plan will make lower income earners pay more.
by Terry Paulson for Town Hall
Conservatives seem to be falling for the same myth that progressive voters fell for in 2008–the Myth of the Perfect Candidate! We need a better candidate–Maybe Perry or Christie will be the ONE! But as soon as any candidate throws their hat in the ring, their poll numbers soar only to be brought back to earth as “problems and limitations” surface.
There are no perfect political candidates. There are no perfect people. How would you like to have every questionable statement you make broadcast to the world and replayed for months? We seem to enjoy moving from adoration to attacking our own.
Vote principles and party over people. I don’t want another answer-giving leader who thinks they have all the answers. I want a leader who is driven by core American principles, who brings to Washington a cadre of leaders who share those principles and bring needed expertise to their responsibilities, and an unshakable belief in “We the People.”
We don’t need a political messiah; we need a leader who can stand strong, communicate a common sense vision of what is needed, cut spending and regulations, and rally Americans to bring our economy back.
No one man or woman has all the answers in our complex, changing world. We need humility, not hubris! Only the truly confident leader can admit that they don’t have all the answers.
Pope John XXIII knew his limits when he said, “It often happens that I wake at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope.” Every President must feel the same. They know the answers are out there, but who do they listen to?
Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson shares in his “Unwritten Rules of Management,” “Learn to say ‘I don’t know.’ If used when appropriate, it will be used often…. Confident people know their strengths and weaknesses, and they don’t try to BS you. You are not expected to know the answer to everything. Smart people simply say ‘I don’t know’–and go get an answer.”
No one can know it all, and if they said they do, don’t trust them. Wisdom is knowing how much you don’t know and getting the right people on the bus to accomplish what is necessary.
Teddy Roosevelt knew his limitations: “The best executive is the one who has enough sense to pick good people for what they want done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” We need a President willing to let his people do what they do best instead of micromanaging what is done. We ought to ask Presidential candidates to list some of the people they would want on their core team and why!
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By Peter Grier
Wow! Herman Cain is rising fast in the polls, about as fast as any GOP presidential hopeful has this year. And that is saying something, considering that in 2011 Republican voter support has been gyrating up and down like the wild ride of the Dow Jones Average.
One moment, Cain’s hanging out with Newt Gingrich in the low single digits. Then, whammo! It’s goodbye, Michele Bachmann. See you later, Ron Paul. Pardon my dust, Rick Perry. Hi, Mitt Romney. Nice to see you. The view sure is great from up here in the top tier.
It’s true. Riding a wave of good feeling among GOP voters generated by strong debate performances, Mr. Cain is now pretty much tied with ex-Gov. Romney at the top of the Republican rankings, according to recent polls.
On Monday, for instance, Gallup released survey figures showing Romney at 20 percent, and Cain at 18 percent. The poll’s margin of error is plus-or-minus four points, so that means the duo’s support is essentially equal.
What’s more, only a month ago the same Gallup poll put Cain at only 5 percent. In this survey his support has tripled within weeks.
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