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When I Win, I Win.

When I Lose, I Win.

A lesson from the Liberal Leftist Playbook… and one lost on those who think the Taxed Enough Already Party is over.

There has been much talk today about Rene Ellmers’ winning her Primary in North Carolina. There has also been a lot of comment about the “waning” TEA Party.

I want to clear something up. There is a lesson I learned years ago from the very Socialists I despise. When you win you Win and when you Lose you Win.

The simple fact that Incumbents are being challenged by those “in their party” is a lesson they cannot ignore no matter how much they tell you they are ignoring it. It also serves as a warning to all those currently in office and not up for re-election this cycle that We are Paying Attention… and if you don’t do what you said you were going to do we will force you to run against someone in a primary and take positions on issues you would rather ignore.  The time for words disconnected from action is long past.

The promise of no primary challengers from the Republican Party, Rove and the rest of the RINO Establishment is the biggest scam perpetuated on the electorate. I expect it from Socialist Progressive Democrats who hate this country as it was founded… but not those who profess to uphold the Constitution of the United States and not just the parts they like.

I will now support Ellmers… but…

Let me sum this up, consider the act of having to defend yourself in a Primary to be the Win I’m satisfied with even if I couldn’t replace you as the Republican Candidate. Because next cycle… I’ll still be here and there will be new Primary Challengers to face if those who are elected to represent us don’t get their act together, their mind right and on the same page of the U.S. Constitution.

Sometimes it just about the fight…

And I promise I’m not going anywhere.


Hey “Taxed Enough Already” Guys…

Remember your Fight stops at the Primaries.

Anything after that becomes self-destructive.

However, don’t think for one second that Rove et al. fail to recognize this fact as the only Rational way forward and aren’t trying to game it intending to keep themselves and the McCain’s of the World in Power.  (The Republican Establishment and “Republican’s In Name Only – RINO’s” rely on you listening to People like Rove.  I have expressed my feeling regarding Rove in the Past.  No need to run over that horse again, and again.)

The Establishment’s desire to remain in Power is certainly not lost on me.

So I understand why they would not support TEA Party types like Cruz, Lee and Paul.

But an attack came from an unexpected place today.  And, I need to address it.

Dr. Sowell is being hailed by some in the Establishment for “attacking” Ted Cruz.

It is Rare indeed that I disagree with the Legendary Thomas Sowell

But this is one of those times.

Apparently Dr. Sowell is upset with Ted Cruz for “forcing” a vote on the Debt ceiling that demanded Certain Republicans to “go on the record”.  He is also upset with the overall approach Cruz has adopted to make Republicans state overtly through their actions what exactly they believe in.

In response to Dr. Sowell I would say “Tough!”.  It has been the Republicans constant effort to run away from Ideological stances and instead embrace Bipartisanshitt and Compromise.  I shouldn’t have to remind any of you that very behavior is what has landed the country where it is today.

While I agree that an Individual’s performance should be weighed in totality, being “on the record” is the only metric we can use when weighing said Individual.  I believe Dr. Sowell would be better served demanding Politicians possess a firm Ideological Foundation, preferably one born of the Enlightenment, and not what they have now which are Cardboard Castles built on Sand.

That being said, Dr. Sowell has a point once we head into a General Election.  Just enough Unity is required to get us to the next Primary.

So Break out the Clothespins.

You’re going to need them because you’ll be faced with voting for people who fail to measure up.

Just remember that another Primary is right around the corner.  And that is where the work must be done.

This should not be misconstrued to mean Incumbent Politicians who have behaved badly yet appear to be slightly better than their Primary Opponent should be left in office.  Quite the contrary.  There is a tangible benefit to voting out a Republican who may be only slightly better than their challenger as judged by their actions.  That benefit is the lesson of Measurement and Punishment.  Keep in mind, the person just voted in, while possibly a lessor candidate, learns that lesson as well… as do other Incumbents across the Nation… and it will go a long, long way in regard to how they Represent us .  This works because they become fully aware they could be next.

Primaries are an Extremely Important part of the Electoral Process.

Primary Elections have been intentionally diminished in the American Mind over many decades.  The preferred paradigm that has been fostered by the Establishment offers a sense of Job Security for Incumbents with the assurance that their parties will not support, with votes, money or influence, Primary Challengers regardless of what that Politicians Constituency desires.  This Destructive Promise must be removed from the process if we’re ever to return to the Nation our Founders intended us to be.  Clearly those Republicans who have surrounded themselves with the trappings of Power and Influence as a result of holding an office for an extended period of time would not agree…

Again… “Tough!”.

However, Stop There!

Because once the Primaries are over, we should never voluntarily Fall on Our Sword.

Even Dr. Sowell seems to agree…

and He remains one of my Hero’s.


Alphabet Soupgate.

The IRS, DOJ, DOD, CIA, BATFE and next up is the EPA…

Could the Liberal Blitzkrieg have encountered a Republican Winter?

It looks like they might be stalled right outside of their Social Utopia.

I tapped out a little ditty a while back regarding the pulling out of all the stops by the Leftists in Government.  I accused the Republicans (most of which I hold in low regard) of doing nothing to stop what was evident to every sober American… as well as me.

What I failed to take into account was the ability for the Progressives to over-reach.  And, over-reach they have.

It looks to me like the Republicans have no choice but to confront what seems to be the Hydrant Blasting abuse of power and Supercilious Subterfuge being conducted by the minions of Socialism.  It appears that all that Community Organizing has been a bit too effective in motivating the Useful Idiots.

Given the scandals at:

The IRS – targeting groups with Constitution and Patriot in their names because they are considered “the opposition” to the Administration.

The DOJ – using the power of government to covertly investigate members of the press while intimidated their sources.

The DOD – and it’s ties to the lack of response, and subsequent cover-up, during the assassination of our Diplomat and his security team in Benghazi.

The CIA – and the moving of missiles into Syria for the Al Qaeda backed rebels, possibly leading to a new “cold” war with Russia.

The BATFE – and the up-arming of Mexican Drug Cartels which led to the deaths of our Border and Immigration agents… not to mention hundreds of innocent Mexican women and children.

And now the EPA…  and a fabricated employee.  – Manti Te’o has nothing on Ms. Lisa Jackson who created a Mr. Richard Windsor in order to avoid scrutiny of her actions and decisions while serving as Head of the Environmental Protection Agency.  While she didn’t seem to relate her most intimate secrets through Mr. Windsor, she certainly expressed how she believed government’s purpose was to punish business.

“The  EPA and Ms. Lisa Jackson, its chief, have committed extensive violations of law  that should receive in-depth scrutiny from Congress, law enforcement and the  American people.  Yes the Obama administration has yet another serious  scandal on their hands.”

The full article is found at The American Thinker: here.  It’s absolutely worth the read.

The “surprising” revelations show no sign of stopping anytime soon.  And the Republicans are being dragged to the party in a meaningful way by the American people.  (Those damned TEA party types simply won’t go away… who do they think they are teaching folks about the constitution!)

This fall may exceed my greatest expectations in terms of political theater.

The only part of this I find truly amazing is that the Administration is doing nothing to put out any of these inferno’s.  At some point, someone has to get thrown in front of the bus.  Typically it happens sooner than later, because the longer you wait the more of them you have to throw.  But that’s the part I so truly enjoy…

So, I’ll fire up the grill, while Congress is forced by America to fire up the Special Prosecutors.

Nothing says summertime fun like grilling politicians.  (A helpful hint: They taste better if you tenderize them first.)


The Eighth Labor

Is Barack Obama about to suffer the fate of Diomedes?

In the Greek Myth, Diomedes is fed to his Mares which he trained to dine on Human flesh.

The Greeks had a penchant for Irony and Unintended Consequences.

The metaphor seems apt in light of newly discovered actions by the IRS.  It appears that Obama supporters employed by the agency decided to target Conservative groups… for years.  They used the power of the agency in an attempt to intimidate and ultimately destroy their ideological opposition.  (It’s worth noting that they considered their opposition to be those teaching the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights to the masses.)

While the IRS revelations are only one of several problems this current White House is experiencing, it is an important one as it lends credibility to those who have warned of an over-reaching and oppressive government.  A concern which to date has been answered with the accusations of paranoia and hysteria from those in the Media and the White House.

For the record…

I will go as far a stating that I do not believe President Obama directly instructed those in the Internal Revenue Service to conduct themselves in such a manner.  On the contrary, these people were predisposed to behave this way.  These individuals have had a constant diet of “the ends justifies the means” in regard to promoting their Socialist Ideology because of the “fairness and equality” they believe it’s implementation will result in.

The President did not need to direct them… as he spent a better part of his life Teaching them how to behave this way.  All that needed to happen was an overt message of complacency from the Attorney General’s office when it came to politically motivated crime.  And, without fail, this was delivered to them by AG Holder when he intentionally did not prosecute the Black Panthers for voter intimidation.  It was a big, and well publicized, demonstration of the AG’s ability to apply discretion in regard to what laws would be enforced.

In the End, the “Constitutional Law Professor“, the Community Organizer, the Smartest Man to have ever occupied the White House could become the victim of his own design.

The Socialist “Low Level Workers” are motivated, and have believed themselves to have a pass to do as they wished.  Considering the Progressive power struggle entering the 2016 Presidential race it would not surprise me if more skeletons are not thrown out for public consumption.

But validating the fears of all “The Crazies” out there cannot ultimately be good for Liberal politics… unless they are going to, once again, try to run as Fiscal Conservatives like they did in the 90’s.

Regardless… I say let the carnage begin!

Stin iyia mas!

(There is a particular reader who will find Flesh Eating Mares particularly appealing… and I can’t believe I beat Her to this.)


Well Okay Then…

The IRS has, for some yet unexplained reason, admitted to targeting Constitutional Conservative Groups.

Full AP Story Here.

The IRS has apologized for doing this.

Okay then.  I accept the apology and will move on. 

In other words… “that’s good enough for me”.

It would be hypocritical of me to attempt to politicize this story and suggest that the current Administration would use the IRS to intimidate and/or destroy those who stand opposed to their Socialist ideas.  It would be unreasonable to offer up any explanation for such an action which could be interpreted as ideologically motivated.

Any Objective observer must immediately acknowledge that had such a mission been promoted under a Conservative White House, there would be no outcry from the Left.

In addition, had it been discovered the IRS specifically targeted Liberal groups in the early 2000’s, a simple apology from George Bush would be accepted without a moment’s hesitation.

It’s time we all grow up.  “What does it really matter anyway!?”, as our former Secretary of State and Presidential Hopeful famously shouted.

Along the same lines, it’s time we all move on from:

Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Boston Terrorist Taxpayer Subsidies, Illegal Phone Taps, Illegal e-mail Access, Monetizing the Debt, Printing Money, Government Waste, Voter Fraud, Pigford…. a new “Housing Bubble“.

At least that’s what the Organizer, from Organizing for Action, told me to do when he called me on my free Government Phone.

I’m still waiting for Government Bourbon.  Then… they might have me, accept it would most likely taste awful… and be non-alcoholic.  The only upside is you would be buying it for me.

(PS. Do you think they would have fessed-up to this if they didn’t have to?  Me neither.  There is another shoe here… and someone is about to be beat to death with it.)


Karl Rove is Not an Answer.

Karl Rove won two Presidential Elections for Republican George Bush.

Barely.

It wasn’t the messaging… it wasn’t a “Big Idea”… and It certainly was not Free-Market Capitalism.

It was gaming the numbers.

He has promoted, and continues to promote, the exact same tactics.

Is it any wonder that the general public has no idea what the difference is between the two parties… because what difference does it make?  And, the similarities confuse the best of us.  If both parties are indeed on the Same Ship and all Mr. Rove was able to do is move the cargo around to get the ship to list slightly to the right then what are we talking about here?

Mr. Rove is a smart man. This can be said of many political strategists.

But Mr. Rove has built his reputation on gaming the system… not leading with universal principles unifying the population.

It is time we move on from this type of politics, and this type of strategy.

Mr. Rove would have you believe that no election could ever be won trying to explain why Freedom and Liberty of the Individual combined with Free-Market Capitalism is the exact Ideology the Nation Must Embrace. So don’t bother trying. Just keep paying him and his protégés to play the numbers.

I’m not ignorant… I understand that value of such an approach. But these people must fill a secondary role, not the primary one. In fact, they should be asked to return to the dark back room from whence they came.

With the advent of a 24-hour news cycle and the constant search for educated voices to comment on current political trends people like Karl Rove have become the “rock stars” of Politics. This must change.

It is time to return to explaining clearly the differences between the governing philosophies. If this Great Experiment in Self Governing is to be saved then we must promote those voices who can Simply, Powerfully and Directly explain to the public what the country was founded on. We must explain, explain, explain what Capitalism actually is… not what Leftists want you to think it is. We must repeat, repeat, repeat what it means to be Free and why that necessitates a profoundly smaller and far more limited Government. It is exactly that redundancy, redundancy, redundancy which will save this country.

Karl Rove is welcome to join the above effort… I would have Cigars and Bourbon waiting for him in the little room at the back of the office.

Meanwhile the only folks I would have in front of the camera’s are those whose foundation is firmly planted in Fiscally Conservative, Constitutionally Originalist and Libertarian Principles.

Being “Taxed Enough Already” was, and still is, a very easy concept to understand.  It unifies us… even those who don’t pay taxes.

It’s time to Think about what we Think…  not just how we can manipulate the numbers in order to win.

Mr. Rove and his consultant class have had their day.  Cheers to them.

Now we need to raise a Pint to Enlightenment.