June 16, 2012

Rand Paul: Happy Father's Day, Pop!

By throwing his support to Governor Mitt Romney, Senator Rand Paul is spending his father's, Congressman Ron Paul's political capital. The large part of Ron's supporters, Tea Partiers, don't like it.

They've been gnashing their teeth now for about a week since it happened. I wish I could help them in their pain. In fact, I feel their pain. (It goes with the territory and usually is accompanied by another unpleasant event: compromise.)

Yep. There. I said it. Compromise. Politics is all about the act and management of change--and compromise.

What some of the Paul supporters seem to fail to understand/face is their own political reality and that some is always, always better than none. Since many of Ron's supporters are new to activism, some will hang on till the last dog has died and will go down screaming. Such is the sad, but inevitable process of becoming aware of the constant need to find a way to compromise while still getting one's way--hopefully.

I call it getting your heart broken. I believe it happens to every political neophyte who puts his heart and soul into a political cause and/or star. And break your heart these people and causes will! They always do.

Some of my friends and family have urged me to vote for Ron Paul for this reason and that and simply can't understand why I won't. The reason, of course, is that I'm not a Libertarian. I am a Republican and always will be. Even when I wasn't one, I was still a Republican inside.

Rand Paul is also a Republican by instinct. Now he's essentially put his Dad's Libertarian primary delegates as an ante in a bid to become vice-president; after all, that's what this endorsement for Mitt Romney was all about. If the Tea Partiers don't appreciate the tremendous advantage of that, they don't understand the basics of ambition and gaining power. Why they would turn their backs on Rand now is beyond me. His voting record certainly has been solidly Tea Party, neither has he let them down.

Ron's hard won delegates are best parlayed in the most advantageous manner, regardless of Rand's personal ambitions. I realize they are not Rand's to give technically. However, Ron Paul will be hard pressed not to send all of them to Governor Romney if his own son is on the ballot.

The best Father's Day Rand can give Pop is a fulfilling legacy that some of his libertarian and Tea Party ideals might be brought into Romney policy debates. Indeed, Paul supporters should be proud of the Pauls' political instincts.

Moreover, regardless of the Tea Partiers' disappointment, the Pauls understand it's time we come together to defeat Barack Obama before all else.

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June 8, 2012

I'll Have Another won't

Planet 2009: Mine That Bird

The sad news that the Triple Crown candidate, I'll Have Another, came up lame today reminded me of another claim horse, Mine That Bird, who was oh-so-close back in 2009. I wrote about him and how his story struck a nerve with me inspiring me to write about my horsing around.

I'm sharing that today with my new readers in hopes we can become better acquainted.

Meanwhile, I'll Have Another is a horse with heart and guts who was a claim winner and whose owner is from California. He'll doubtless retire.

Hope you enjoy the old article. Just click on above. Racehorses I have known.

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GOP, Unite around the following

Downplay social issues:
  • Abortion/free birth control at religious facilities--tell people of faith not to be bullied into changing one's conscience. The assault on religious freedom is not lost on me, but it will always play on the minds of Republicans. We must regain power to do something about it.
  • Gay marriage--why not acknowledge civil unions?
  • Other ridiculous, infantile arguments the Left continues to throw at us that WE JUST DON'T care about. They must be stopped from defining the issues.
  • Ignore personal attacks and respond with FACTS unless the attacks are so outrageous that the response must be in kind. Then let them have it with both barrels. They deserve what they put out. As I said, these people are bullies; stand up to them. They almost always back down.

Focus on economics, Obama's lack of leadership and our loss of prestige in the world:
  • Out of control spending
  • Lowering taxes
  • Unemployment
  • Ryan Plan
  • Public union excesses and abuses
  • Debacles in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan
  • China's stunning dominance in world of finance
  • Can't you think of much more?
Things not to do

DO NOT get into the vetting process of Obama. Do not become whipsawed by surrogates who are currently taking him to the woodshed over his Leftist past, etc.

Do allow the Truthers, Birthers, et al. to have their way with him; they're not really Romney's friends anyway--they want Ron Paul--and stay out of those controversies. There are plenty of other issues to bring the regime down. Those constant drumbeats have their effect.

Pick a fantastic running mate

I am a fan of Allen West, Congressman from Florida. (Take my poll and let's get some grass roots info for the elites to chew on.)

Laughing, laughing, laughing...and winning

And lastly, humor is the best weapon (and medicine). There's so much to laugh at in this administration and we need to point and snicker.

And don't forget to drink your tiger milk, Republicans!

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June 5, 2012

Clintons v Obama

They smell the familiar scent of political blood--Obama blood.

But is the old girl, Secretary of State Clinton, up to usurpation these days? Heaven knows she's seen dictator after dictator taken down and knows the psychology of men on the run. Heck, she must tell herself, moving this guy out would be like picking up roadkill.

Bill's flummoxing around with terms like "sterling" and "good work" when he's referring to President Obama's opposition, Mitt (the Mittens) Romney and his time at Bain Capital, sends Obama into orbit and helps Hillary immensely.

More to come. After all, Bill's double jointed attacks are infamous. Remember who we're dealing with. Recalling that Bill's a perfectly good flummoxer, the whole Democrat side could be upended in a matter of two or three weeks if these two decided they wanted to be king and queen again. It's simply a matter of choice. Much depends on just how much they despise Barack Obama, which started when Obama played the race card on Mrs. Clinton during the presidential campaign. Bill Clinton doesn't give up grudges easily.

One gets the feeling they've been waiting for this very moment and are up to something. The Clintons are like sharks; when they lose their teeth, they simply grow new ones.

Besides, Mrs. C, has grown out her hair into a severe horsetail pullback--excellent for classic imagery on coinage.

And Bill? Well, we all know where his head is at--er, uh, nevermind.

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