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The States’ Party

Posted in 2008 Election, 2010 Election, 2012 Election, 2014 Election, Politics on August 30th, 2013

GOP - The American ElephantStarting in 2008 and increasingly over the intervening five years we Americans have repeatedly heard how the Republican Party was dying and how the GOP was doomed. Given their showing in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections and also their inability to retake control of the Senate in the 2010 elections from our domestic enemies, this opinion is easy to arrive at and very seductive to the Left.

This, however, is a false assumption. It’s mere hopeful wishing on the part of the Liberals and Progressives and a tool being used by the Establishment GOP to try to maintain control of a party who has left them in favor of returning to America’s roots and core values. It has little or no basis in fact.

To start with, the GOP took control of the House of Representatives and has held that control to this date, with little thought that this will change in the 2014 elections. More important and telling is the Republican Party has been emphatically shown to the the States’ party of choice.

  • 30 states now have Republican governors vs. 20 with Democrat governors
  • 25 states now have GOP control of both the Executive and Legislature vs. 14 where DEMs control both the Executive and Legislature

Does sound or look like the GOP is moribund or does, especially when combined with the GOP’s lasting control of the House, show that the majority of Americans choose and vote Republican?

A Red Nation Rising From The Ground Up
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It’s a simple case of the wisdom of subsidiarity. The closer the position is to the People the more often the People chose Republicans because the closer the position is to the People the less they favor the goals and agenda of the Democrats and the less the election is skewed by the bias and prejudices of the minority voters.

This is why the Democrats and their operatives focus so heavily upon federal control of- and influence over any and matters, most of which are meant to left to the several States. They know that they’ve built their whole platform on catering the needs and desires of those minority of staunchly Liberal states to the exclusion of needs and desires of the majority of Americans. It’s also why those blue states will remain blue. The Democrats’ policies are tailored to them and do a decent job of fulfilling their wishes.

No, the Republican Party isn’t dying. It’s growing from the ground up stronger than before because it’s the States’ party.

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Jobless Rate Drops

Posted in 2010 Election, 2012 Election, Politics on July 9th, 2012

The jobless rate has dropped approximately 50% faster and further in states that elected Republican leadership in the 2010 elections than the national average. In the 17 states that elected fiscally-conservative, tea party-supported GOP Governors unemployment dropped 1.35% vs. the 0.9% national average.

  • Alabama – 9.3% to 7.4% (-1.9%)
  • Florida – 10.9% to 8.6% (-2.3%)
  • Georgia – 10.1% to 8.9% (-1.2%)
  • Iowa – 6.1% to 5.1% (-1.0%)
  • Kansas 6.9% to 6.1% (-0.8%)
  • Maine 8.0% to 7.4% (-0.6%)
  • Michigan 10.9% to 8.5% (-2.4%)
  • Nevada – 13.8% to 11.6% (-2.2%)
  • New Mexico 7.7% to 6.7% (-1.0%)
  • Ohio – 9.0% to 7.3% (-1.7%)
  • Oklahoma 6.2% to 4.8% = (-1.4%)
  • Pennsylvania 8.0% to 7.4% (-0.6%)
  • South Carolina – 10.6% to 9.1% (-1.5%)
  • South Dakota – 5.0% to 4.3% (-0.7%)
  • Tennessee 9.5% to 7.9% (-1.6%)
  • Wisconsin 7.7% to 6.8% (-0.9%)
  • Wyoming 6.3% to 5.2% (-1.1%)

On thing to bear in mind, however, is that this represent correlation; it does not, at face value, represent causation. Many factors play into unemployment statistics and this is only evidence – strong evidence, admittedly – that Republican leadership is better at fixing America’s number one problem, unemployment, than the profligate spenders of the Democratic Party. It is not proof per se.

Also, these figures are based upon official unemployment numbers and those are more political fiction than reality. For all we know from this analysis it may be that a larger than average number of the jobless may have just fallen off the roles into uncounted limbo, just as a large percentage of the official average nation drop of 0.9% is made up of these poor, lost souls.

It deserves serious thought though as we go into the 2012 elections. Prima facie evidence from these 17 states certainly suggests that the GOP is the right choice for anyone wanting the economy to turn around in a reasonable time-frame.

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Sarah Palin Is So Stupid

Posted in 2010 Election, Politics on November 8th, 2010

If you tune into the news, whether it be mainstream (“Lamestream” and Liberal / Socialist) or alternative, you’ve been inundated by the puling, anti-American Liberals deriding Mrs. Sarah Palin. Most often their greatest insult is that she’s “so stupid.”

I’ll leave aside for the moment that this hatred and fear started with the wastes-of-vaginas that make up the modern iterations of the Feminists.

So, concentrating in this post instead upon the more generalized Leftist hatred and derision of Sarah Palin, we are left with with factual and logical failing that they, the puling anti-American Liberals and Progressives, cannot even bear to admit to.

Sarah Palin is so stupid that she backed Sarah endorsed 94 candidates in the 2010 local, state, and national elections, of 60 won, 33 lost, and 1 race still being undecided. That’s a 64% success rate and better than all of the power brokers who feed off of D.C!

Tell me, you filthy little Liberal vermin, how many of the few Democrat candidates who were willing to let your Messiah, Obama stump for them won? Harry Reid and who?

Yeah, Sarah Palin is so stupid. With stupid like that you’ll be calling her Madame President or un-assing the country. For the record, I strongly suggest the latter; it’ll save Americans the cost of ammo.

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