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  • just a conservative girl 2:56 PM on 06/15/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Activism – Tea Party Conference Call on Obamacare 


     Did you know that the Supreme Court is expected to release its ruling of Obamacare by the end of this month?
    This could be one of the biggest rulings of this century and we want to bring you as much information as quickly as we can surrounding the ruling.
    Within 2 days of the ruling we will be hosting a Tele Town Hall with some very special guests. Congresswoman Michele BachmannCongressman Steve KingSenator Rand Paul and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will all be joining us on the call to give you their take on what the Supreme Court decides.
    The date will be determined when the Supreme Court releases its decision and will either be the night of the ruling or the night following the ruling, but the call will be at 8pm EDT. We’d love to have you join the call!
    We will send an email as soon as we have set the date and the great thing is that once you sign up with your phone number, we will automatically call you to conference you into the call the night of the call.
    We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event and yet another stop on the Road to Repeal!
    Tea Party Patriots National Support Team
    • Carolyn Gillespie 2:39 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Please send phone number and PCT of call tonight with Michele Bachman. Thank you

  • just a conservative girl 10:33 PM on 03/20/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Romney Wins Big – Let the VP Stakes Begin 

    First, I take no pleasure whatsoever saying this.  Romney will be the GOP nominee.  Santorum has run out of field.  There are not enough truly conservative states left to get him to the nomination.  Of course he will keep going in the hopes of a contested convention, but in their hearts of hearts they know it is not in the cards.

    Therefore, it is time.  VP Stakes:

    There are plenty to choose from.

    Herman Cain: I don’t see it.  The issues that came up about the affair would scare off any candidate in my mind.  Why deal with that distraction when you don’t have to?  I give this almost no chance.

    Paul Ryan: A great choice, but very young.  He also has very young children who he doesn’t want to put into the spotlight at their tender ages.  Which just makes me love him all the more.  Also, very remote chance of this happening.

    Chris Christie:  This is a non-starter as far as I am concerned.  I like many things about Christie, but he adds nothing to the ticket.  He won’t bring NJ over to the GOP.  He is just as moderate as Romney is in most respects.  So I give this almost no chance.

    Michele Bachman: She will excite the base, but let’s be honest; she is a loose cannon.  Romney won’t take the chance of her blowing his last chance at being president.

    Marco Rubio: He is dynamic and from a swing state.  He had a great deal of tea party support.  Notice I said had.  There are many in the Tea Party who have lost confidence in him.  He has some issues with a brother-in-law who has had some drug dealing issues.  Of course that has nothing to do with him, he didn’t marry the guy, but the media will have some fun with that.  He also has said that he has zero intention of taking it even if offered.  Of course much easier to say no to a reporter than to the nominee.  He is also young.  He may feel he isn’t ready yet.   I would give this a 50/50 chance.

    Allen West: West has been favorable towards Newt, although he never came out and endorsed him.  West has the entire package that the conservative base is looking for.  He will make an excellent attack dog on the stump.  He will pull no punches with Obama, which will allow Romney to stay above the fray and concentrate on comparing and contrasting policies with the Obama administration.  West had some issues in Iraq that will come up again.  He sometimes doesn’t always filter what he is saying.  He also just moved in order to run for congress again.  I would give this maybe a 40% chance.

    Sarah Palin: Heaven knows she has been vetted.  But she is also very polarizing.  I also don’t think she would accept.  Why be the small dog again when she had the chance to run for the big seat and decided to bow out?  I give this less than a 20% chance.

    Rand Paul: I like Rand.  A lot as a matter of fact.  He also is another that will take on Obama without fear.  His down side is that it will add fuel to the fire to the people who accused Romney and Ron Paul of working together and Rand getting the VP seat as the payoff.  It will alienate the people who believe this.  But, it may bring in Ron Paul fans.  Not likely, but some may be willing to vote for him.  I would say this is about a 30% chance.

    I don’t see him taking any of the candidates he went up against.  The blood between Newt and him is way to bad for it to be repaired.  It looks like it is starting to get that way with Rick now as well.  I would give this the least likely of the scenarios.

    My pick is Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia.  He is currently the head of the RGA.  Has a rising profile nationally.  He has spoken at the Reagan library recently and was received well.  His administration has been very successful.  He has increased revenues without raising taxes, VA’s ratings has increased under his administration, he has kept most of his promises when he was elected, (one more year to fulfill the balance).  He is also a very good campaigner.  He is a staunch conservative, which Romney needs to excite the base.  Virginia is a swing state, and right now is trending to Obama by 8 points with Romney as the nominee.  (Which Romney was the best of the remaining candidates).


    Your predictions?

    • signpainterguy 11:03 PM on 03/20/2012 Permalink | Reply

      With Romney only just past 1/3 of the way to 1,440 delegates required to garner the nomination, you might at least “consider” that you could be jumping the gun a bit early. Santorum has already surprised the “experts” ! Much can happen and I pray it will ! I do not want Rombama !

      Alan West would fill the VP bill for me.

      Marco Rubio just may be ineligible as his parents were not citizens at the time of his birth; IF I understand it correctly. A shame; I like his brand of conservatism !

      • just a conservative girl 6:58 AM on 03/21/2012 Permalink | Reply

        There is no viable path to the nomination for anyone but Romney. You have to remember a few things, starting April 1 most states become winner takes all. You also have to look at many of the states that are left, Maryland, CT, CA, are not going to vote for Santorum. Where he does well is where they are large numbers of evangelicals. He also still has places where he is not even on the ballot; DC for instance. He also has issues with delegates in PA. He has very few delegates that he can win in that state, even though he will more than likely win the state.

        It is over. Romney is the nominee. Rick had to have IL last night to have any kind of chance and he fell way short.

        Cubans back in the 60’s were given citizenship very quickly. He may very well have been born to citizens. Also, the court has never ruled on what Natural Born Citizen means. I admire your consistency in the matter though. I have read quite a few people going after Santorum as well.

        • signpainterguy 5:05 PM on 03/21/2012 Permalink | Reply

          As I said, Santorum won some states the experts said he wouldn`t; I`m not giving up on him !

          Article 2, Section 1 of the US Constitution is clear enough on what constitutes a Natural Born Citizen; a person born on US lands to parents who are citizens. Notice “parents” is plural; meaning, not one parent or the other, but BOTH ! THAT makes Obama ineligible. IF Cubans were given immediate(ish) citizenship, then there`s probably no issue with Rubio`s NBC status ! That would be good !

    • Joe 3:27 AM on 03/21/2012 Permalink | Reply

      If you any understanding of math Rick has lost. He’s beginning to embarass himself. If Mitt picks Rand and flips the NADA hes got my vote.

    • fuzislippers 5:17 PM on 03/25/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Great post. Romney needs two things: foreign policy cred and TEA Party support. Make that three things, actually, because he needs to reach out to minorities, too.

      For these reasons, the short list for the Romney campaign probably includes Rubio, Jindal, and West. No way in hell is either Palin or Bachmann on it, but they may be stupid enough to consider Christie or Rand Paul. I doubt he’s thinking Ryan as Ryan’s strength is the economy and budget (the same as Romney’s purported strengths). Ryan would add to a Santorum ticket, not Romney’s. I’d love to see him pick Herman Cain, but seriously doubt it’s even a distant thought. My pick is Colonel West.

      There is a chance that he’ll go with Nicki Haley, a smart choice for the women’s/minority vote, but I wouldn’t put money on that one.

      • just a conservative girl 6:03 PM on 03/25/2012 Permalink | Reply

        The reason that I think he will go McDonnell over West is that Romney is a play it safe kind of guy and West is very bold choice. I am not sure he is that bold.

        • fuzislippers 6:18 PM on 03/25/2012 Permalink | Reply

          I like McDonnell, but he adds nothing to the Romney ticket. He’d balance an unhinged Newt, tho. ;)

          • just a conservative girl 6:45 PM on 03/25/2012 Permalink | Reply

            Well A. Newt won’t be the nominee (much to your happiness I am sure;}) and B. he can’t take McDonnell anyway. They are from the same state. You are right, West adds a great deal, but I still think it is a little more bold than Romney is willing to go.

            • fuzislippers 6:50 PM on 03/25/2012 Permalink | Reply

              Oh Romney will all but sell his soul for a political win. He proved that in 1994.

  • just a conservative girl 1:24 PM on 12/06/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Michele Bachmann Edition 

    “Gingrich is the same as Mitt Romney. You’d think these guys had been the standard-bearer for the conservative movement and the Republican Party, but they’re great pretenders — they’re frugal socialists, people want something that’s very bold and very different, they won’t get it in either Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich.”

    Michele Bachmann on Newt and Mitt.

    I don’t understand her strategy here.  This isn’t going to help her win.

    • SignPainterGuy 3:45 PM on 12/06/2011 Permalink | Reply

      If she articulates well what “frugal progressive” means, perhaps it will help her. She`s right !

      • just a conservative girl 3:48 PM on 12/06/2011 Permalink | Reply

        She didn’t say progressives, she said socialists. Not the same thing, nor do I think that either of them are socialists.

        • SignPainterGuy 8:43 PM on 12/06/2011 Permalink | Reply

          Glenn Beck this morning clarified the term to “frugal progressive” since Newt isn`t a socialist in Glenn`s way of thinking. Following his thought, Michele is correct.

          • just a conservative girl 10:16 PM on 12/06/2011 Permalink | Reply

            Why exactly does she need Glenn Beck to clarify her statements for her? I am not trying to be a wise guy, just asking.

            • SignPainterGuy 1:01 PM on 12/07/2011 Permalink | Reply

              I doubt she “needed” it; it`s just what Glenn does. I agree with him. I agree with Michele (after the term change). Mostly.

  • just a conservative girl 1:28 PM on 11/22/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Hollywood Keeps it Classy – Lyin’ Ass Bitch Played as Michele Bachmann Walks on Stage 

    The Roots, the band at the Jimmy Fallon Show, played the song Lyin’ Ass Bitch as Michele Bachmann walked on the stage for her interview.  

    To add insult to injury this is how the AP reported this:

    The song itself, about a relationship gone wrong, isn’t political. 

    But I guess I shouldn’t expect much better from NBC or the AP for that matter. 

  • just a conservative girl 4:37 PM on 11/17/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Not Sure Who to Support in the Republican Primary? A Quick Quiz 

    You can take this short quiz to see who you match up with. Apparently I am more of a Paul fan than I ever thought.  He is coming out as my top pick with Michele Bachmann in second and Rick Perry in third.


    Maybe I am just a liberation girl instead?

    • zillaoftheresistance 6:24 AM on 11/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I got Michelle Bachmann, followed closely by Herman Cain with Newt in third. Reason magazine has a much longer quiz which matched me up with Newt.
      I notice Rick Santorum was not in this newest quiz, his anti-jihad/anti-sharia and anti-invader views closely match my own, but his temperament has really put me of as of late. Cain’s campaign keeps killing itself, and he is still weak on foreign issues and jihad, Bachmann is polling nearly as badly as Santorum these days, so it looks like I’m gonna be cheering for Newt to beat mittens. Legal Insurrection has a recent post that makes the case for Newt over mittens, and I agree with it.

      • just a conservative girl 8:30 AM on 11/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

        If I took Paul out of the mix I ended up with Bachmann first, Perry second, and Newt third. I put Paul in the mix just to see. I agree with Paul on most of his domestic issues, it is foreign policy where he loses me.

        • zillaoftheresistance 10:10 AM on 11/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

          That’s where he loses most people, and with good reason. Even so, he’d still be better than Obama, any of the GOP hopefuls would (even the ones I truly do not like).

          • signpainterguy 4:05 PM on 11/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

            Even Huntsman would be better than Oblamer !

            • just a conservative girl 4:48 PM on 11/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

              Are you sure? He seems pretty progressive from what little I know about him.

              • signpainterguy 1:27 PM on 11/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

                I hear ya, but “pretty progressive” is better (even if just an itsy bitsy teeny tiny little bit) than the lying marxist-socialist America-hating muslim Obozo !

  • just a conservative girl 11:27 PM on 09/22/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    The GOP Fox News Google Debate 

    Ok, first, the debate was way toooooooooo long. 

    I personally feel that Perry did better.  I am not sure that is a popular belief though.  He still did some damage to himself tonight with his answers on in-state tuition and immigration.  I feel that as a governor of a border state his view is different from others.  He has a very long border with Mexico and the economy of his state is very intertwined with immigrants be it legal or illegal.  I do not agree with in-state tuition for illegals.  Is it a deal breaker? Not really because that is not a federal issue, that is a state issue.  So as president it wouldn’t have anything to do with him.  I also do agree with him that the policies that will lead to fixing our porous borders have to be done on the federal level and will require boots on the ground. 

    Newt is a smart man and a good debater.  But I do feel this was his weakest performance yet.  He could potentially be a good VP candidate.  Can you imagine him debating Joe Biden?  That would be classic.

    Michele Bachmann did a better job with her answer on Gardasil this time around, but too little too late.  She did nothing to help herself today and her candidacy will not lead to the nomination.  She does look fabulous in red though. 

    Ron Paul did a very good job tonight.  I agree with him on many fiscal issues and the rights of the states.  He didn’t answer many questions on foreign policy so that is a help with many in the republican gop base, as that is where he loses much of his support. 

    Rick Santorum is another very good debater.  He also would make a strong VP candidate.  But he did nothing that will bring him to the upper tier of candidates. 

    I was happy to see that Fox decided to include Gary Johnson.  I have felt is was very unfair to include Huntsman and leave out Johnson.  He did nothing to help himself.  He will fade into oblivion after Iowa, if he makes that far. 

    Romney again proved that he can debate on the issues.  I don’t like his answers on Romneycare, mainly because they are not even truthful.  To me he really hurt himself with the GOP base by going back to his answer about an executive order to give waivers on Obamacare.  That will not solve the problem.  It must be repealed on the legislative level otherwise the feds will still be required by law to fund it.  But part of his plan in these debates is to do no harm, and he did accomplish that. 

    Huntsman gave some good answers, but he does stray from conservative principles and that is a deal breaker for me.  But he held his own tonight. 

    Hands down the winner of tonight’s debate was Herman Cain.  He sharpened his answers, he has done his due diligence on the issues and his 9-9-9 plan is something that I could get behind.  I don’t like everything about it, but it is a start.  He will get more people to notice him and will more than likely drive some cash flow to his campaign.  He is a likable man and has a compelling and very human life story.  General election voters like that.  I looked up the stats on the blog and see that some hits have come in where he stands on the issues, so he did himself some good tonight.  I personally believe that the best he can hope for is the VP slot and I do believe that he would fill that role well.  I firmly believe that the job of the VP during a general election campaign is to be the attack dog, and he will do that very well.  He is an articulate man who can draw a crowd in.  I have seen him speak three or four different times and it is something to watch live.

  • just a conservative girl 9:56 PM on 09/19/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Michele Bachman’s Candidacy is Now Over 

    Michele Bachman has decided to use the Gardasil issue to hammer Governor Perry on.  While I am in full agreement with the congresswoman on the fact he did this by executive order.  Bad governor, bad.  I am also in agreement to point out the fact that he received some financial benefit from Merck, the manufacturer of the vaccine, in the form of campaign contributions.  What I don’t agree with is her continued claims that the vaccine caused at least one case of mental retardation. 

    In her latest statement during a presser today she says:

     “All I was doing is relaying what a woman had said, I relayed what she said. I wasn’t attesting to her accuracy. I wasn’t attesting to anything.”

    This is disturbing on quite a few levels.  She is admitting that she didn’t bother to fact check this statement before she made it. 

    I realize that there are many people in our country that have very strong feelings against vaccines.  I personally was talking to a woman last week who told me that flu shots are designed to kill you slowly, so she refuses to get one.  Jenny McCarthy has been very outspoken about her belief that her son’s autism was a result of his childhood vaccines.  But the fact remains that people who believe this are considered to  be on the “fringe”.  Most people in this country will need a great deal more proof before they jump on the no vaccine bandwagon.  I am making no judgement either way.  But, the no vaccine crowd is considered a fringe group. 

    I live in a state where Gardasil is “mandatory”.  The reason that is made mandatory is so that it will be covered by most insurance policies.  There is an opt out for the parents.  The numbers in this state have shown that most parents are not getting the vaccine.  Less than 20% of parents in Virginia have decided to give the shot to their child.  I personally believe that an opt out is the way to go.  It gives parents the choice. 

    Congresswoman Bachmann making the statement was bad enough, but she kept repeating it for days and refusing to back away from the comment gives me a great deal of pause about what type of leader she will be.  I like most of the Congresswoman’s message.  I have met her on a few occasions and she was very gracious.  But that isn’t enough.  We are at a crossroads in this country.  The next election quite literally will be deciding which way this country decides to go.  Are we going to become a nation where more and more people are dependent on the government, or are going to start the long road back to constitutional principles? 

    This country is in desperate need of a strong leader with principles.  One that can admit when things are not working and change course.  Congresswoman Bachmann has shown she is not that leader.  It is time for her to wrap it up and get back to her job as congresswoman.

    • Teresa Rice 11:06 PM on 09/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t understand why she has made this such a big issue or has been obsessing on this issue. There are much more important issues on the table like immigration and the economy. I am not saying that the Gardasil issue isn’t worthy of discussion but I just think she’s blowing the whole situation out of proportion. I especially don’t like the fact how she brushed aside Perry’s “I’m sorry” statement. I mean what if she would happen to make a mistake and said I’m sorry?

      • just a conservative girl 11:17 PM on 09/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

        The really confusing part Teresa is that she has him on the executive order part and the Merck donations. She muddied the waters so much with that statement that people won’t even remember that part of the story. It just makes me scratch my head in disbelief.

        It really makes me doubt her leadership abilities.

        • fuzislippers 3:57 AM on 09/20/2011 Permalink | Reply

          Agreed. She did fine in the debate, may have even gained some ground. But all this has eclipsed that. She’s done.

    • zillaoftheresistance 10:00 AM on 09/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’m with y’all, she went about it the wrong way. I don’t know if Gardasil can make offspring retarded, and clearly neither does she, but Gardasil HAS caused serious adverse reaction in some young girls, a few of who have even died from it. She should have stuck to facts, not rumors, like the fact that the thing had not been tested for very long for possible negative effects before it was implemented in addition to all the other stuff.
      My grandma survived Polio, and endured horrible teasing even from her own father because she had to wear those “Forrest Gump” style leg braces. My great uncle had Polio too, and he spent his entire life paralyzed from the waist down because of it. I vaccinate my kids, but I will not subject them to experimental vaccinations tat have no documentation of long term effects. I declined the h1n1 vaccine because it was not properly tested before being given to the public and I didn’t buy into the hysteria over that flu strain anyway.
      You can’t catch HPV the way you can other diseases that immunizations exist for, it is only transferred through sexual contact. Not all strains of HPV cause cancer or are even permanent and the Gardasil does not protect against all the strains of HPV that have been linked to cancer, so you are giving your child a potentially dangerous vaccine that has not been tested for long term effects that may not even do what it is supposed to do anyway, which may give your child a false sense of security and reduce the likelihood of resisting risky behavior.
      I would much prefer to see the candidates confront Rick Perry for his islamocoddling, which is a far greater danger to this country than HPV or Gardasil.

      • fuzislippers 5:40 PM on 09/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

        But that’s the thing, Zilla, it’s not about HPV or Gardasil. It’s about the role of government, once she left that, she lost.

      • just a conservative girl 8:07 PM on 09/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

        Under what Perry had done you wouldn’t have been forced to give your daughter the shot, you could have opted out. Which is perfectly fine, the problem is that he did with executive order. That is what she should have concentrated on instead of going off on some tangent that makes her sound nutty.

  • just a conservative girl 9:25 AM on 08/13/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Ames Straw Poll Predications 

    Michele Bachmann will win by a small margin

    Ron Paul will come in second or third.  He is an expert at getting people to vote in straw polls

    Mitt Romney will do better than most people think. 

    Herman Cain will place in the top 6, but it will not be enough to give him the momentum he needs to raise his profile and much-needed cash

    Pawlenty really hurt himself the other night and he fill finish very poorly and will be dropping out of the race before the real vote is cast

    Gingrich will finish close to the bottom, he won’t be too far behind Pawlenty in calling it a day

    Huntsman won’t even register

    Rick Perry will have a very good showing even though he is a write in

    Sarah Palin will do remarkably well for someone who has not announced her candidacy

    Santorum I think will do better than originally predicted, he had a good showing at the debate last night, he is also beloved by social conservatives for his strong and outspoken voice for the voiceless on abortion

    McCotter may actually have a bit of an impact in the poll.  He has a wonderful dry sense of humor and is a Midwesterner  Some votes of his are suspect, but overall a good solid conservative

    I read in the paper today what the candidates are serving in their tents – i.e Cain is serving Godfather Pizza of course, Bachmann is doing B-B-Q and Funnel Cake, Paul wouldn’t announce what he was serving, but the funniest part is that almost every candidate is having Mike Huckabee playing his bass.  He will be making the rounds for the party tomorrow in Ames – I suppose he need to fill his one hour show on Fox

    Who do you think will win? 


    • SignPainterGuy 5:51 PM on 08/13/2011 Permalink | Reply

      If the current trend holds sway, Ron Paul will continue to win, though it makes no sense to me whatsoever ! The poll cards were surely printed by someone from deep inside the Twilight Zone !

      If I look at the view of the pundits after the debate, Romney will win, but again, how does someone win by virtue of simply “not losing” ? That`s the best I can say about his performance, because his debate responses were middling at best.

      Who do I want to win ? Cain, Santorum and then Bachmann, in that order. They`re the only candidates who have at heart what America really needs !

      Who do I think actually WILL win ? There are too many variables at play for me even to try to guess.

  • just a conservative girl 8:45 PM on 08/12/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    The GOP Debate – My View 

    Most people more than likely could care less what I think, but since I blog I am going to put it out there anyway. 

    The overall grades –

    A- to Rick Santorum.  To me hands down he won the night.  Now, I don’t think it will change the fact that he has little to no chance of getting the nomination, but he did very well.  He can very proud of his performance. 

    B+ Mitt Romney.  He walked away unscathed, which I am sure was his goal for the night.  Iowa is going to be very difficult for him to win.  But I am going to downgrade him to a B- because the truth is he didn’t answer many questions, he did a great deal of evading.

    B- Herman Cain – I think Herman did very well through most of it.  He got a little defensive with Chris Wallace when asked about some of his Fox News Sunday appearances.  But, he laid out some specifics on certain things, something he has not done much of in the past.  But he needed to hit it out of the park to give himself a better chance in the Straw Poll on Saturday.  He did not accomplish that. 

    C Michele Bachmann – She didn’t do as well in this debate as she did in the last.  She too was a little defensive on certain items.  The back and forth with Pawlenty I think actually hurt her.  She should have taken the high road and instead punched back.  Some found it refreshing, I personally found it rude.  She was asked a question about her husband’s role in her White House.  Many found it to be unfair, again I am in the minority and didn’t find the question unfair.  It wasn’t all that different from the questions we were asking about Bill Clinton’s role in a Hillary White House.  Spouses talk to each other about their jobs, it isn’t unreasonable to question what type of role that spouse will play.  I personally don’t want an activist spouse, as they were not elected. 

    C Tim Pawlenty Pawlenty was another one that needed to hit it out of the park and did not.  I personally find Pawlenty to be a good general election candidate, but the primary is going to be a little difficult for him.  He is the Anti-Obama in certain ways, that I think would translate well with independents, but not very well with GOP primary voters.  He must do well this weekend in the straw poll, or his candidacy is all but over.  I think he will be one of the first to drop out. 

    C- Newt Gingrich Newt found a way to look like a brilliant strategist and all out bafoon all in one evening.  He came across as angry and defensive.  He called out Chris Wallace for asking “Gotcha” questions.  Sorry Newt, but if you can’t run a campaign you certainly are capable of running a super power that is in major crisis.  I think he won’t be too far behind Pawlenty in dropping out.

    F John Huntsman  He barely answered the questions.  He kept referring to his record as Governor of Utah.  Excuse Mr. Huntsman, but I don’t live in Utah and don’t know what the record is.  If you want me to judge you on that record, the very least you can do is tell me what it is. 

    F Ron Paul I would give him a lower grade if one existed.  While I agree with Paul on many fiscal issues, his answer to Iran was downright scary.  A person who believes that a nuclear armed Iran is not a danger to the United States cannot be president.  Doesn’t Iran call us the Great Satan?  I think they do.  Some of the extremist Muslims in Iran have no respect for human life, Jihad is a great calling as far as they are concerned so killing large groups of people is nothing to them.  One of the main jobs of the President is to provide national security to the country.  A Paul presidency would embolden our enemies and make us a target. 

    Here is a good clip on Iran.

    This was classic.  Paul fans think he got the best of Santorum on this, I don’t happen to agree.

    • SignPainterGuy 11:39 PM on 08/12/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I`m with you on Santorum`s grade, he did very well and I give him the win as well.

      How so many pundits could give the win to Romney is a dead giveaway to his “rino / GOP / It`s my turn” connections. At best AFAIC, he just didn`t lose ! C at best.

      Cain did well for me; Good econ. solutions, but I wish he`d suggested lowering corp. tax rates to ZERO instead of 25%. (customers pay ALL business expenses) Biz is nuthin` w/o customers. B+

      Bachmann and T-Paw were sicked on ea. other by Wallace; better that inter-panel attacks had not been a feature, but Chris started it anyway. Bachmann`s answer to York`s dorky Q about submission…..really unnecessary ! What did he want, “Yes Byron, I head for the mattress any time Mark points and snaps his fingers !” ? She is a monument to class in my book ! B+

      T_Paw, not a fan; he looks to be the GOP pick for Romney`s VP, so not a serious pres candidate, came across as a bit nastier toward Michele than she to him (IMO). C+ (being generous)

      Gingrich smacked-down Brett (representing the MSM) like we`ve all wanted to hear from pols forever. I`m not gonna cut him for that. He has many good ideas and can articulate them well and did. He has proven himself to be a rino; NO RINOS for me; I can`t trust him though I really wish I could.A- for articulation / C for trust.

      Huntsman can go home now, nuff said ! F Why was he even there ?

      Ron Paul is a serious mental case. He makes sense for about as long as it takes to say, “Ron Paul makes sense !” Then he`s OFF THE RESERVATION ! He does have some good econ ideas, but his loonacy regarding Nat`l threats is too scary. Advisory role only. D-

      Bachmann. Cain and Santorum are the only 3 I`m considering among those who`ve announced and may later, except Palin, who I`d rather see as GOP Chair.

      • just a conservative girl 5:26 PM on 08/13/2011 Permalink | Reply

        You think you are making joke about what some people think that submissive to your husband means. Your joke is the reason that the question needed to be asked. Many in this country don’t understand what the bibical meaning of submissive to your husband means. York did the right thing in asking the question. She handled the question very well, but it is a discussion that needs to happen in this country. The far left feminists will never get it, but others can made to understand how I view myself as a Christian wife.

        • SignPainterGuy 12:45 AM on 08/15/2011 Permalink | Reply

          No, ma`am, I didn`t really mean it as a joke…….I meant more as a wise crack at Byron….. I meant it as a demonstration, as you say, of what many Christians and probably most non-Christians think “submission” means. It goes far beyond that, but boils down to, after respect of each other`s opinions and ideas and desires, etc. have been discussed, it is the place of the husband, “The Head of the Household / Wife / Family”, to make the final decision, accepting the responsibility of that position. He is NOT the boss, NOT to be thought of as the most important, but, “The Head”. The wife is not less than or less important than the husband, Not to be “under” him, “behind him in step”, she is every bit as important, possessing all the value of the husband.

          Along with the command by GOD for the husband to be head of the wife / family, there is also the command to husbands “To love you wife” !

          I can only hope I`ve said it right; my pastor (mid `90s) worked hard to help our discipleship class to understand it.

          “Submission” is often misunderstood as “to cleave” unto your husband / wife.

          Byron may have been trying to determine if Michele would yield to her husband`s ideas were she to be elected Pres. if she and he differed in opinion …… By her reaction, “Thank you Byron for THAT question !”, indicating it was a bit embarrassing, so I felt he may have been confusing “Submit” with “Cleave unto him”. Was I entirely wrong ?

          Yes, Michele answered VERY WELL indeed ! As I said in the first post, she is a monument to class ! AND, I have no doubt, jacg, that you are yourself a monument to the Christian Wife !

  • just a conservative girl 5:22 PM on 08/11/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    It’s Getting Interesting Now – Rick Perry for President 

    Rick Perry will be putting his hat into the ring and run for the GOP nomination confirmed today by a spokesman for the Governor.  Perry who is not on the ballot for the Ames Straw Poll on Saturday, but already has legions of fans working to get people to write his name in.  This was being done before the announcement today. So it will be interesting to see how he places this weekend. 

    Perry’s announcement is bad news for Michele Bachmann.  Perry has a good relationship with social conservatives.  He is also very strong on 2nd and 10th amendment issues.  The Tea Party will be feeling some hominess with the Governor on his constitutional stances.  He and Bachmann will be going after the very same pool of voters.  Perry should win that race as he has tons of executive experience to Bachmann’s very thin experience.  I believe this year, experience will be of up most importance.   The last two plus years has shown electing someone without experience leads to nothing but bad things. 

    Another loser in this announcement is Sarah Palin.  While she has still not announced what her decision to run is, since her and Perry are buddies, this could throw a monkey wrench into her plans for a run.  Again, Perry will beat Palin in the experience department.  It will be interesting to see if Palin will join the race now.  She is getting in very late (although name recognition and fundraising are non-issues for her), she has repeatedly said she wouldn’t join the race if there were other true conservatives (Cain, Perry, Bachmann and Santorum are true conservatives) in the race, and she has a professional relationship with Perry that was very friendly. 

    The biggest loser in this would seem to be Mitt Romney.  Perry can pull in the big cash donors.  The rumors circulating earlier this week was that Perry was making sure he had commitments on donations before he would throw his hat into the ring officially.  Since he is announcing two days earlier than originally thought, someone must have opened their wallets.  Perry will be able to compete financially against Mitt, he has more executive experience in the government sector than Mitt, and most importantly, Governor Perry didn’t sign Romneycare into law.  Another rumor floating around is that this was Mitt’s biggest fear. 

    I am not very familiar with Perry’s record, I do know that Paulites consider Perry to be part of the new world order and Romney is afraid of his candidacy.  Then my reaction has to be Welcome Aboard Gov. Perry.  Glad you decided to play in GOP presidential politics.  If the Paulites and Romney don’t like you, you may be someone to take a look at.

  • backyardconservative 12:10 PM on 07/07/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    More threats from the feminist left 

    Joan Walsh: “A Lot Is Not Known” About Bachmann’s Foster Children It’s predictable, but still shocking and sick when you see it.

    So was Michelle Bachmann somehow a slut for caring for children not her own?

    Top comment:

    My God!  This filthy extreme left Obamamaniac is really going to go after the foster children of Rep Bachman? I had to listen to this clip 3x to believe she actually said that. Obama’s children are off limits, but the extreme left is already planning to go after Rep Bachman’s children, and openly saying it publicly? I have never seen or heard anything as filthy or sleazy, and I’ve heard and seen a lot. Ms Walsh has hit a new low for the extreme left. I don’t know how you get dirtier than this. Obama should publicly reprimand her and tell the extreme left that people’s children are off limits, that is unless this started out of the White House?

      Bachmann’s closing on Romney even in New Hampshire, so she’s getting the Palin treatment. Good luck with that. Obama poll numbers lately. And those other inconvenient numbers.

  • Jill 8:29 AM on 05/13/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Steyn’s 2012 picks, et cetera 

    Cross-posted at the WP version of P&P

    I had a busy day yesterday and didn’t even notice that Blogger was down and my morning post had vanished. (Re-cap of that: Chinese commies bad, Obama bad, Mark Steyn great, cheating and plagiarism bad, etc. I guess you didn’t miss much.)

    A few items as I play catch-up:

    Mark Steyn talked with Hugh Hewitt last night, and I’m very pleased to hear that Mark admires Dick Van Dyke and his excellent performances in Bye Bye Birdie and Mary Poppins, two of my all-time favorite movies. How about some Ann-Margret fabulousness:

    Wrenching our attention back to politics, Steyn tells Hewitt he’s “happy for us to be the moat with alligators party.” Lauri B. Regan at American Thinker agrees:

    Well Mr. President, I am proud to say that I do want alligators in a moat that protects our country. And I hope to God that you have one or more decision-makers in your administration that understand that it will take a lot more than killing Osama bin Laden and occasional drone strikes in Afghanistan to protect the citizens who hired you for that job. For while you traverse the country spiking the football and fundraising for the 2012 election, there are way too many terrorists who want to see each and every U.S. citizen dead and who are not taking time out of their planning stages to play golf; party with hateful, racist rappers; and hobnob with the rich and famous at $35,000 a plate dinners.

    Yeah. I hear you.

    More Steyn: He assesses the 2012 GOP field with Sean Hannity — video here. Excerpts:

    Tim Pawlenty:

    I’ve got a soft spot for Tim Pawlenty. I think the last time I saw him was when he and I were on your show together a couple of weeks ago and I think this is a guy who is more likely to wind up with the nomination. He hasn’t got an albatross like Obamacare and he hasn’t got the personal baggage that Newt Gingrich has. He’s got a good record that is flawed. But everybody is flawed. But I think he’s closer to someone who is at ease with himself, is authentic and conservative enough. And, I think someone like Tim Pawlenty could be the last guy standing.

    Michele Bachmann:

    I do like Michele Bachmann. And I think her instincts are good. Whether you can go from a short congressional career to the presidency, I don’t know. But Michele Bachmann is a terrific campaigner and just adorable to watch in that sense.

    The field overall:

    I don’t — all I ask is I don’t want a candidate we have to drag across the finishing line. I want one we can get behind and cheer all the way.

    No, I’m happy to go with the Pawlenty-Bachmann ticket if it comes to that, Sean.

    Adorable! I love it. Read the rest. He has something to say about Gingrich, Trump, Palin, Huckabee, Paul, Daniels, and Romney.

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