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America: A Long Cool Woman in a Red Dress November 3, 2010

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This is like Christmas morning where you received some of the gifts you wanted and some that you did not want.

Congratulations to the Republicans for winning back the house and sending the Wicked Witch of the West Coast Pelosi packing as Speaker of the House.

Congratulations to Mark Kirk (R-IL) for beating Obama basketball bank fraud mobster buddy Alexi Giannoulias.  We still do not have a governor.  Quinn (D-IL) is beating Bill Brady (R-IL) by 8,000 votes and it hinged on “Crook ” County. We will have a recount I am sure. Brady won nearly every county but Cook. Remember Brady was impeached Blago’s replacement.

Congratulations to Allen West (R-FL)  a new African American Republican man in Congress. Allen is terrific.

His victory speech.

Incidentally, this was a inside joke among us conservatives on Facebook:

The awful Racist Teabaggers Elect Allen West (African American), Nikki Haley (Eastern Indian), Tim Scott (African American) & Marco Rubio (Cuban American).

And look no African American in the U.S. Senate… Understand this black people. Until African Americans start becoming more centrist or conservative, they will only win House races which are more localized.

I have lots of thoughts going through my head but I am low on sleep.  Geeze California.  I understand that you are a liberal state but did you have to elect a has-been boyfriend from your past life as a hippy Helter Skelter youthful days whose campaign called your opponent a whore?  Did the women of California actually vote for a man that laughed at mammograms and once made the quotes:

The real solution to racial problems was for “the white boys to teach black boys how to read and for black boys to teach white boys how to fight.” -Jerry Brown

More women should be in the home, taking care of their children. Then we’d have fewer social problems.”– Jerry Brown

California are you kidding me???

My real heroes are Wisconsin for ousting Feingold (D-WI) and Ohio for electing Kasich (R-OH).  I love Mark Rubio(R-FL) too. Ha ha Christ !!!

Ha ha Obama and the rap singer Common did not even help Giannoulias.  Guess the lobster and arugula was not enough.

Good job conservatives.  I am proud.

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AFOCITY

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Centrist House Rock: The Liberals Have Left The Building October 16, 2010

The outcome of recent polling has brought some remarkable transformations to the Democratic Party

If you pay any attention to political advertisements, especially those in my own state of Illinois, you will see that the Democrats are beginning to sound a lot more like Republicans.

Let’s pretend for a moment that we do not know that Illinois senatorial candidate Alexi Giannoulias (D-IL) is not a Democrat.

Aside from the insertion of class warfare, you probably would not know from his criticism of Washington spending that Giannoulias is one of Barack Obama’s best mobster past checkered friends- and a liberal.

Liberal policies of tax and spend are not popular. The polls tell us that.

No Democrat wants to be associated with Obamacare or the stimulus.  So what do you do when you are losing in the polls and need to gain more votes?

You continue your usual proclivity for leftist dishonesty and make like a GOP elephant.

Who cares if you don’t mean what you say?  Who cares if you have to deny your liberal values and hold your nose while saying ” Washington is being irresponsible”?  As long as it gets votes, the Democrats will say what they need to say to win.

I call it the “Centrist House Rock”.

Waning in the political doghouse, Democrats brainstorm for a new song and dance- something that will sell to formerly adoring voters.

Their jobs depend on the popularity of its rockstar’s policies.

If they lose their political seats, they might have to go back to their respective states and actually work for a living.

Harry Reid (D-NV) actually dealing with his constituents on the daily basis is his worse nightmare. What if they speak Negro dialect? How will he cope?

Barbara Boxer (D-CA)  might actually be called Ma’am by someone.

These guys are in danger of losing that which they hold most precious- a cushy job where they get paid to spend tax payers money on worthless legislation  and not actually deal with the problems of the very people they claim to care about.

Obama- THE KING, stands at the top of the jailhouse observation deck, he must come up with a plan- not to save Americans, but to save his own jackass.

From the outset, it was clear to most Americans that Barack Obama is far left.  Because the hope and change dance is no longer working its magic, Democrats are running away from the toxic Kool Aid Man.

With little time left, they only have history to turn to.

Dusting off the relics of successful Democrats past, they will pull out the original “First Black President,”  William Jefferson Clinton.

Imagine the donkeys dancing around their jail cells,  asses gyrating to soulful rock music.  Lyrics of centrism  begin to circulate. Can a jackass change its stripes?

You betcha.

“We can do anything the Republicans can do better”…”We can do conservative better than YOU.”

“No you can’t”

“Yes WE CAN”

“You said that in 2008”

“YES WE CAN”

“NO YOU CAN’T”

Hmmm, it seems that no matter how many rehearsals are held for the Centrist House Rock,  there is no adequate protection against the red war paint smudging off and exposing a blue liberal face.  Elephants never forget.

Jackasses often do – especially when it comes to their past record on oh let’s say spending and criminal acts.

Oh, come on Alexi just pull an Obama circa 2007-” So yeah,  I bought my home from Tony Rezko- a mobster”, and say “It was bone-headed”.  Do as Obama says  since you all do what he do.

Opinions on this differ.  Liberal pundits say that Obama was centrist all along.  The reason why Democrats are disillusioned by his behavior,  is because he is not liberal enough.  He promised to be left of left of center.  Share the wealth, do not extend the Bush tax cuts, prosecute Bush and Cheney.  But the changes have not come fast enough for Obama supporters.   The troops are still in Afghanistan, Gitmo is still open, there is not a pony on everyone’s doorstep.

Obama was entrusted with the object of hope and he let his party down.

All was forsaken to elect the master of change- a cult of personality.

And what happens when the cult members wise up?

The personality changes, especially when it’s hide is on the line.

Stripes are changed, lies are told. You play the blame game and regurgitate liberal talking points.

Admittedly some are better than others.

But who said that rock songs ever have to be good?

They just have to catch on.

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Afrocity.




 

“Palinator”: The Sarah – O’Donnell Chronicles September 16, 2010

If anything has been invented by a politically involved woman during the last two years it has been the secret to truly derailing the most vile and senseless criticism.

Criticism that would make most of us crawl in bed with some Essie nail polish and a flashlight.

What is that secret you ask?

One simple  little word that would make a terrific  name for a MAC lipstick color…Success!

Kill em with kindness is the old girl’s way of dealing with adversaries.

Murder them with success is the new and improved way.

No one tromped the critics on the left or right better than Sarah the RINO killing Palinator.  One endorsement from Palin Power could put you on the political map- especially if you are a true conservative woman.

Just ask Christine O’Donnell (R-DE) or Nikki Haley (R-SC).

The Palinator takes a main stream media beating and keeps on ticking. But only very recently would everyone come to respect and possibly fear the woman they once referred to as a pig with lipstick.

On November 4th, 2008,  the entire nation including yours truly  did not exactly know what would happen to the woman who almost was the United States Vice President.

Well some of us did not know but others….

“Take your all of your whores back home John Mc-lame- especially Sarah Palin!”  yelled a young twenty-something man, lacking in couth and deodorant . The setting was a medium north side café in Chicago.  I was eating a corned beef and Swiss sandwich which was normally my favorite but the memory of the night before were still plaguing my brain.

The Obamabots were dancing in the streets and judging from the number of “walk of shamers ”  I espied  Wednesday morning, they had been dancing in the sheets as well. Nothing like Kool Aid  filled diaphragms to quench your political thirst.  Please do not pro-create Obamabots, please after Obama gets done with us, there won’t be enough of other people’s money for you liberals to spend.

Yes, Afrocity was a bitter little pill. Correction-  Afrocity was a entire bottle of bitter little pills.

How could America be sooooo stupid?

Numb. Just numb.  That is the only way I can describe my feelings on that day. Let’s not even get into the whole Afrocity eight years previous to that day would have been dancing over a Democrat presidential win.  Oh, God this means at least four years with the Hope and Change BS and historic moment hype.

How will I get through this…I am too old to teach English in Japan.

Pinch me please.

Is it just my imagination or was the DNC just hijacked by Jolt Cola sucking millennials, women–oops I am sorry- feminists– who love being kicked in the butt by donkeys,  nutty bomb making professors and aging hippies suffering from white guilt?

Is this a nightmare?

No.

Obama won fair and…  well nevermind.

The night before was a blur but it did happen.

Hazy images of  John McCain saying he lost came to my recall center.   I remembered Sarah that night too.

As she stood next to her older and battered running mate,  Sarah seemed sad and  compassionate.  McCain was about to be done- at least on the executive branch front.   He gave his concession speech- which was one of the best and most gracious presidential election concession speeches I have ever heard in my lifetime.  There was no doubt that Sarah’s  eyes had that glassy fighting back tears appearance- something had quieted her spirit – but it was to be only for a moment.

Then John McCain gave the pitbull with lipstick a well deserved bone:

From John McCain’s Concession Speech – November 4, 2008

I am also — I am also, of course, very thankful to Gov. Sarah Palin, one of the best campaigners I’ve ever seen … one of the best campaigners I have ever seen, and an impressive new voice in our party for reform and the principles that have always been our greatest strength … her husband, Todd, and their five beautiful children … for their tireless dedication to our cause, and the courage and grace they showed in the rough and tumble of a presidential campaign.

We can all look forward with great interest to her future service to Alaska, the Republican Party and our country.

After several more paragraphs, McCain concluded his speech. I watched Sarah Palin wave her hand at the Arizona crowd and disappear.  Where is she going ?  She made politics exciting again- now she is leaving.  Was McCain correct in his assessment of  the woman from Alaska?  Would she really want to come back after what the media did to her?  Maybe a better question would be would they let Sarah come back?

“God I was so sick of hearing Palin’s annoying voice,”  said one woman watching the cafe television. “She was so…provincial…and stupid. What a dumb woman.”

Laughter from her booth mates.  They were annoying me on so many punishable by death levels.  Mustard on fries, greasy hair and leftover Obama paraphernalia on their coats.   And very near the end when they went to the cashier to pay for their food, one enlightened idiot declared: “Power to the socialists. Obama rules Fuck yeah!”

It was gonna be a long, long four years.

But I was being selfish.  If it was bad for me, what was Sarah Palin going through? As if having to give up a killer RNC paid for wardrobe was agonizing enough for any woman (Oh those red peep-toe  Biden debate shoes- be merciful and let her keep those.)

…Sarah was accused of  serving as spare parts Hillary Clinton- estrogen substitute- RNC ticket fluff who was not intellectually grounded enough to read magazines like Ms. and Mother Jones (snicker). Palin’s family was also overwhelmingly scrutinized and skewered with no mercy.  She would have to be crazy to want to ever leave Alaska again.

But really I could not tell what Sarah Palin was thinking.

Now, nearly two years later…I know exactly what Sarah was thinking.

The Palinator within her, was struck by the limitations of her running mate and the Republican establishment.

She took meticulous mental notes on the inside of her mind’s palm.

Like a digital screen words were darting across her field of vision.   Before she walked off the stage with John McCain, she scanned the crowd and said to herself in true Palinator fashion:

I’LL BE BACK.

From this article in the NY Daily News:

Sarah Palin becomes GOP power broker, endorses winning Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell

BY Aliyah ShahidSeptember 15th, 2010

One thing has become abundantly clear from Tuesday night’s primaries: Sarah Palin’s endorsements matter.

Palin and Tea Party-backed conservative Christine O’Donnell pulled off a stunning upset over nine-term Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican Senate primary in Delaware 53% to 47%.

O’Donnell gave a nod to the former Alaska governor during her victory speech on Tuesday night.

“Thank you, Gov. Palin, for your endorsement,” the Tea Party candidate said. “Because she got behind us war-weary folks, and gave us a boost of encouragement when we needed it.”

O’Donnell wasn’t Palin’s only win on Tuesday. In Wisconsin, Palin-backed Sean Duffy — an ex-district attorney and castmate in MTV’s “The Real World” — handily won the Republican primary Tuesday for a U.S. House seat.

And in New York, Michael Grimm defeated his opponent in the Republican primary for a House seat representing Staten Island. And in New Hampshire’s Republican Senate primary, Kelly Ayotte, the state’s attorney general (who is backed by Palin) narrowly won against Tea Party backed Ovide Lamontagne in a multi-candidate race.

And then there are other winning candidates, particularly in the Tea Party, that Palin has endorsed this election season — demonstrating her ability to catapult nobodies into virtual stardom. There’s Joe Miller in Alaska, Rand Paul in Kentucky, and Nikki Haley in South Carolina…

With her decision to step down as Alaska’s leave no caribou behind governor,  Sarah exchanged her hunting book for Facebook and a Fox News commentator gig.  She came back armed with extended wear lipstick to kick some serious RINO butt and get the Republican party back to sowing its conservative oats again.

Kill em’ with success- it works.

Some of Palin’s successes are other’s headaches. The O’Donnell victory in Deleware challenges the Republicans to come to terms with contradictions in their own party.  Sarah is anti-establishment no matter what side of the political spectrum you are on. Yesterday on the O’Reilly Factor, Sarah sat quietly through one of Bill’s mini-lectures.  If you recall the events following Christine O’Donnell’s win,  Karl Rove- also known as  “The Architect”   among the GOP was not too happy about what the Tea Party was building in Delaware.  He made that very clear on the Hannity show Tuesday night when he delivered what probably was one of the more “skeptical”  assessments of O’Donnell.   By mid-morning Wednesday, there were calls out for Rove’s hide.  OReilly being O’Reilly just had to push Sarah on the Rove issue but she quickly dismissed Bill-O’s argument:

Boy she dropped kicked that argument like O-Ren Ishii cut off Boss Tanaka’s head in Kill Bill Volume I

Now if any of you RINO Republicans has anything to say…Now is the efffing time!!!

Yep, Sarah said she will be back and like a good politician she kept her promise to us and ironically John McCain who she also helped in his own Arizona senatorial re- election.

And the mainstream media said Michelle Obama would be the one to watch…

Well possibly so…That is if watching vegetables grow in the White House garden is more your cup of feminist speed…  Afrocity prefers to skip the arugula and take her tea with two lumps of Palinator- you betcha!

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AFROCITY

 

Political Forecast: More Liberal Whine Flu Ahead September 7, 2010

If nature is kind to us, all seasons begin and end gradually with hint of warning for things to come.

Saturday morning I awoke to a crisp breeze-very unlike the other September mornings. My dog pricked her ears in a surprised fashion as she went outside for her daily potty.  The fur on her back raised, her tail coiled… What’s wrong puppy???

Then I touched the patio window. Eeek! It was 45 degrees! My jersey knit robe suddenly felt like paper – not keeping my body warm at all. Hurry up and pee doggie!!!

That breeze our only warning.  The day that began as chilly climbed to 74 degrees by its conclusion but still that morning cold jolt validated what I dread most about summer- that it is ending.

Soon I will trade in my wedge heeled sandals for a cute pair of Dansko clogs. Green leaves reveal their fall colors. Children selling lemonade will transform into little ghouls and goblins asking for candy. Whether I liked it or not, the season is changing. Goodbye sundresses and outdoor theater performances.  Goodbye Italian ice man. The Chicago “hawk” is coming. Time for Afrocity to purchase the 20 pound September issue of Vogue magazine, put on her flannel big girl panties and deal with it like a woman.

But some do not deal with life’s realities so easily… Some whine and kick and scream by defying the truth.

Instead of finding pleasure in going coat and over the knee boot shopping, they stubbornly insist on wearing campaign season white shorts and flip flops well into October.  They annoyingly play the liberal whine game well into November.

Political seasons change too you know. Any weather man will tell you that you can’t thrive during cold economic times if you can’t survive. There are political trends,  election winners and losers.  Thankfully some hurricanes fizzle out into tropical storms-  like Hurricane Arlen (Specter).  He started out weak, changed courses from right to left –then ended up being a disappointment to all and politically insignificant. Hard to keep up a good wind tunnel of trust when you are battling RINO-virus.


You never know who will be the season’s top political dog.

Or who will whine that they are talked about “like a dog”.

What once was a “do” may very well be a “don’t”  .

Yesterday’s election “it girl” could quickly turn into today’s boob:

As the mainstream media points out, this will be a “fierce” political season for the Democrats.  When you don’t conserve and gather enough support during the summer, a very autumn November can turn ugly.

From this article in the Quad-City Times:

GOP, Dems gear up for fierce political season

By Ed Tibbetts

September 6, 2010

Flag-waving tea partiers in Davenport  [Iowa] and cheering labor unionists in Hampton, Ill., kicked off the traditional start to the political season in the Quad-Cities on Monday.

In what’s an already intense atmosphere, both Republicans and Democrats were  preparing for the final 57-day sprint to the election, Nov. 2.

Democrats warned union members at the Salute to Labor picnic in Hampton about the perils of Republican control of Congress, saying they want to eliminate the minimum wage and the federal agency overseeing workplace safety.

At a rally of the Davenport Tea Party, activists criticized the rising federal debt, the new health-care reform law and increasing government influence in the economy.

“Government’s too big. It’s overreaching,” said Stan Gustafson, a pastor from East Moline. “I think the government’s got its hand in too many things.”

The most-cited example was the health-care law.

Many at the rally had harsh words for President Barack Obama, too. “He’s un-American,” Gustafson said.

Several of the tea partiers rallying at Brady and Locust streets emphasized they aren’t locked in with the Republican Party, though many said they planned to vote that way. Others also endorsed Republican calls to cut taxes.

It was clear they had no use for the Democrats controlling Congress.

Ouch! The ballot boxes overflowing with Republican votes will definitely signify a change in political seasons.  Americans want protection against the whine flu.

No more hacking up our tax dollars while poring Kool Aid flavored cough syrup down our throats.

No you won’t!

If Obama thinks he is being talked about like a dog now, just wait until 2012.  Another example of a change in political seasons is when Obama’s biggest fan’s like one of my 92 year old relatives say this:

“Every time Obama opens his mouth, I hate him a little bit more and more.”

When words like that are uttered by a woman who thought Obama was “competent” and “seemed like he could do the job” in 2008-  my advice to our president would be to eat up that arugula flavored kibble!

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AFROCITY

 

Media Come Lately: The Cult of Personality Vs. The Cult of Constitutionality August 24, 2010

During a recent Fox News report, I noticed Juan Williams aka FOX NEWS LIBERAL IN CHIEF  warning the Republicans that the American people have no faith in them despite the tanking support for Democrats.

It should go without saying that the blame merchants that are the DNC, have again stuck their donkey heads in the sand when it comes to knowing what the American people want.

Welcome to the new mainstream media liberal spin on their impending ass kicking in November.   We are going to lose but we will a) let you conservatives know that the American public hates you while being unsure of us and b) try to offer you advice on how to win in November so it can look like you won because you actually listened to us hence we do not look as in the tank for Obama as we really are.

Some liberal commentators avoid the trap by admitting that the Democrats are screwed.  I respect this.  If the GOP was doing things that I disagreed with, I would say so.   According to Dr. Phil, in his bestseller  Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters

Life Law #4

” YOU CANNOT CHANGE WHAT YOU DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE”.

Regardless of your opinion of Dr. Phil,  the Texan is right.   The Democrats should look themselves in the face and say “We suck. The people do not like our policies. They want moderation. We need to change.”

But instead they look in the mirror and see greatness. They see poor Americans who do know what they need so the Democrats know what is best for these aimless citizens.  Green propaganda is shoved down our throats. We are over-stimulated and under paid.

Unchallenged by the media and his supporters, Obama and his liberal marinated Congress continue to drive the Democratic Party into a ditch that gets deeper and deeper by the month.  The party of free speech and open protest located the Tea Party as the crazy racist in this piece.  What happened to “get in their faces” ?   What happened to “get angry”?  It did not apply to the Tea Party movement.

Photo from the Cincinnati Tea Party

As the anti-tax party moved forward, they were mocked by the mainstream media and President Obama.  The protesters were misguided Americans who were resistant to the “hope” that Obama offered.

Cartoon by Lisa Benson

In the world according to the media, Democrats are never at fault.


YOU are the problem and the Republicans cannot offer YOU anything better but since YOU may vote for them anyway lets say some stuff to make US feel better about our predicament.

From CNN:

10 things Republicans must do in 10 weeks

By Ed Hornick, CNN

August 24, 2010 9:04 a.m.

Washington (CNN) — With the midterm elections just 10 weeks away, analysts expect big wins for Republicans.

But strategists and analysts say there are some key things the GOP must do to win over the American people and have a chance of taking back control of Congress.

1. Focus on jobs, jobs, jobs

Ron Christie, a Republican strategist who worked for former President George W. Bush, said that Republicans must play up how Democrats have focused too much energy on issues other than jobs.

“I think Republicans are poised to make significant gains in the House, if not outright control, and bolster their significant minority status in the Senate by talking about one thing, and that’s jobs,” he added. “And within the jobs mantra, it’s how they would strengthen the economy.”

Christie said that it’s incumbent upon Republicans to make the case why they should be trusted with the “keys to the car” and why they should be “given the chance to drive the cars of government once again.”

2. Become the party of solutions, not “no”

Democrats have argued throughout policy debates in Congress that Republicans are the “party of no” and the “party of obstruction” — standing firm against important legislation simply to undermine Democrats. Republicans argue they are trying to stop the Democrats’ radical agenda from becoming law.

“One of the biggest challenges for Republicans heading into November is that they need to be the party of ideas,” said Mark Preston, CNN senior political editor. “They just can’t be the party of obstruction … but to also offer solutions to some of the problems that are facing the nation.”

Christie added that in order to win over voters, his party needs to “rebuild the breach of trust” they’ve lost in articulating their vision and ideas to fix kitchen table issues.

3. Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow

Kevin Madden, a GOP strategist, noted it’s important for Republicans to look forward as they campaign.

“Fundamentally, every midterm election is a contest about the future, what you’re going to do, what the next day’s going to look like,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “And whether or not the voters want to see a relitigation of the past at a time where they are obviously very angry about the present and not too hopeful about the future is a very big mistake.”

Christie said that health care policy is a case in point:

“Just saying no to health insurance is not the way forward for Republicans in this election,” he said.

4. Offense is the best defense

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the first to admit his party is on the offense this election cycle and is confident his party will prevail in November.

“The American public has taken a look at this administration,” he said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday. “They think it’s spending too much, borrowing too much, taking over too much of the private sector and now raising taxes on top of it. … There are 70 some odd days between now and the election. I’m optimistic.”

The Republican Party by most accounts was left for dead in 2009, with no real leader and a party apparatus in disarray, Preston said. But things quickly changed.

House Republicans, he said, were the “first glue to try to pull the party back together and that was their opposition to the stimulus. And from there, they were able to build upon that.”

5. Offer a “Contract with a America” Part II

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been credited with Republicans taking back control of Congress in the 1994 midterm elections. His “Contract with America” — a set of party principles and policy solutions — resonated with voters.

It’s something Republicans should use once again to drive home their message to the electorate, Christie said.

“Republicans need to articulate why they should be given the trust and the responsibility to drive the course of the nation,” he said. “I think if there are five or 10 specific areas that, if given the trust, the Republicans would do and would enact within an amount of time, I think that would be very strong because people could look very clearly and delineate what the Republican message and what the Republicans platform is expressed to be.”

6) Embrace tea party support with caution

While the tea party is not an official political party, it is a visible and vocal movement. It’s concerned about government spending and a growing deficit, which are traditional conservative issues.

McConnell noted on Sunday that the movement has been “extremely helpful” and has “produced a lot of energy in our primaries and I think it’s going to produce victories in November.”

But Preston warned that Republicans should proceed with caution, because the tea party movement “really prides itself on being very independent and not tied to Washington.”

“While Republicans need to embrace them, they can’t try to pull them in into their wings and have them be their soldiers heading into November,” he added.

7. Avoid social issues

In a year when the economy is issue No. 1, observers argue Republicans don’t need to bring up hot-button issues such as same-sex marriage, which normally revs up the base. This year, they say, the base is energized and ready to take back control.

R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay and lesbian group, said that Republicans should be “consistently maintaining a general drumbeat of messaging on core conservative principles of individual liberty, individual responsibility, free-market economy, tax reform, strong national defense and a confident foreign policy” rather than weighing in on same-sex marriage.

8. Appeal to independents

Independents are widely credited for helping Barack Obama win office in 2008. But a lot has changed since then. Polls show that independents have drifted away from the president and his party.

Courting independents, then, is vital.

“The Republicans know that independents were an absolutely critical partner to Obama in the presidential election in 2008,” said Jacqueline Salit, president of independentvoting.org, a national strategy and organizing center for independents. “So there’s a lot of energy going into trying to peel independents away and turn them back to center-right.”

9. Channel Bill Clinton (yes, Bill Clinton)

Perhaps surprisingly, Christie said Republicans should channel former President Bill Clinton’s optimism and love of country when on the campaign trail.

“President Clinton was very much a strong supporter of this country. He loved this country. He clearly connected with the constituents that elected him,” he said. “You contrast that with a president who seems self-pitying; who seems to loathe political opposition; who seems to be in a position that ‘I’m somehow above the fray and that these are my policies, take ’em or leave ’em.’ “

10. Turn the Bush blame game around

Obama has recently begun to blast Bush and his administration for causing the country’s current economic conditions. Republicans jumped on that criticism, saying it shows a party that is afraid to run on its legislative record.

While polls show that Bush is still unpopular with most Americans, Republicans may be able use the Bush blame game against Democrats.

“I think rather than Republicans playing defense or speaking about President Bush or President Bush’s record, they need to say that Democrats aren’t willing to talk about moving forward. And we are,” Christie said. “And the longer that they dwell on the past, it shows that they are not up to the task of leading us forward in these difficult times.”

At risk of sounding like a panderer I will admit that there may be some truth to the “voters do not trust Republicans either”  theory.   However as I have stated in other posts, when it comes to food on the table, people don’t care if the food comes from the jackass or the elephant as long as there is food.

Juan Williams can blame Bush all he likes.  He can even call the Republicans racist.  If the Democrats continue to practice the persistence of stupidity and spending, they will lose.  As the liberal voice of Fox News, you would think Juan would get a clue when he can no longer come up with plausible rebuttals to the arguments and insights of his conservative colleagues.

It was sad to see Juan argue that blaming Bush is a reasonable campaign strategy for Democrats in November 2010.   Any fifth grader can see that it is not working.  Is confronting the real problem in your party really that terrifying? Can anyone fully articulate why the Democrats do not own the current situation or at least why working solutions are not being executed?

Hmmm tea or Kool-aid?

How about a tall glass of  truth?

More and more voters  are becoming “independent”  at the ballot box.   While the skeptic in me will always believe that you are more so inclined towards one party or the other, I believe that party loyalty will fly out the window if the party in majority is not competent of doing its job.

We saw this with the number of Democrats who voted for Ronald Reagan many elections ago.  This trend was also witnessed during the 2008 elections when some Republicans actually voted for Obama over McCain ala Colin Powell.

Also, beware of the “protest voter”.   Here the mindset is “I am voting for the other party which is against you because I love what you once were and hope to see you return”  and/or “stop taking my support for granted”.

2008 was the year of the candidate.

Faces, names, rhetoric- the cult of personality. But not so fast this time Democrats.

2010 will be the year of the voter.

Feelings, anger, American values , protest- the cult of constitutionality.

We want our country back.

We want to restore our economy.

We want to feel safe from terrorism.

We want energy independence.

We want our government to look like a body of sane individuals and not like a space ship full of spend psycho aliens landed.

We want America.

We the people got the memo long before the mainstream media.

So take your Monday morning quarterback advice and shove it.

We are taking our country back one voter at a time.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

 

Liberal Roadkill Diaries: To Thine Own Self Be Backstabbing January 6, 2010

Fall guys often play important roles in the liberal political arena. Especially when there is a threatening army of ever so lowering poll numbers.

From this article in CBS New

January 6, 2010 10:12 AM

Chris Dodd’s Retirement: The Good and the Bad News for Democrats

By Stephanie Condo

Sen. Chris Dodd’s retirement is likely to be a blessing for Democrats in Connecticut, but could signal a rough road ahead for incumbent Democrats up for re-election this year, analysts and commentators are saying.

The five-term Democrat is expected to announce at Noon today that he will not seek re-election this year, facing poor polling numbers that began to sink two years ago amid his bid for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, his connections to a controversial mortgage loan program and his high profile role as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

Dodd’s retirement could prove to be a good thing for Democrats, as the 2010 Connecticut Senate race was shaping up to be a referendum of his record.

“Without Dodd as a foil, Republicans chances of taking over a seat in this solidly blue state are considerably diminished,” wrote Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, who broke the news. “Former Rep. Rob Simmons and wealthy businesswoman Linda McMahon are battling it out for the Republican nod but either would start as an underdog in a general election matchup with [Attorney General Richard] Blumenthal.”

Sounds like a plan Democrats. Liberal vultures circle the weak and fallen, pressure them to retire so the strong can run against Republican opponents or at the very least intimidate them to the point of dropping out of the race. Take Chicago’s predicament. Democrat lifer Mayor Daley’s future is swinging over a sea of sharks. The weakest chapter in his current term includes failing to get the Olympics for Chicago, staggering murder rates, and sales tax at 10.25%.  Billy Boy is not the most popular guy in the city so I not surprised with the emergence of this piece of news about Rahm Emanuel:

From this article at The Swamp

Photo of Rahm Emanuel when he was a ballet dancer.

Emanuel, Chicago mayor? Sally Quinn

January 5, 2010 11:15 AM
The Swamp

by Mark Silva

Rahm Emanuel, the irrepressible White House chief of staff and former congressman from Chicago responsible for that “thumpin”’ that Republicans took in the House elections of 2006, the one who might have liked to be speaker of the House some day, could have other aspirations back home.

So says Sally Quinn, the veteran columnist of the Washington Post. Other, more knowledgeable handicappers of the Chicago political scene doubt this scenario seriously.

The Obama administration, for its part, maintains that Emanuel is “100 percent focused on the job at hand – serving President Obama as his chief of staff,” in the words of a White House aide today.

Quinn mentioned the Chicago mayoral option today, deep within a look at recent machinations within the Obama White House, where a new general counsel, Bob Bauer, has taken office, following Emanuel’s clash with the past counsel, Greg Craig, and where three uninvited guests showed up at a State Dinner.

Emanuel posed for a picture with the first of the known gate-crashers, Tareq and Michaele Salahi. In the aftermath of that event, Quinn writes, it will be hard to defend the continuing service of White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, another Chicagoan.

“Emanuel, the most political animal in this town, also should understand that keeping Rogers on as social secretary reflects upon the president’s judgment. It’s possible that he has other considerations,” Quinn writes today. “Emanuel is said to have told people that the chief-of-staff role is an 18-month job and that he is considering a run for mayor of Chicago. And Rogers is a major social and political player in the Windy City.”

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s term is up in early 2011. Daley has not said whether he will seek re-election, our colleague Rick Pearson, the Tribune’s chief political writer, notes. Daley’s popularity has suffered with the privatization of parking meters, a tough economy and the loss of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. His wife also is in ill health. The question of seeking re-election is open to question, but he may well do so in the absence of a legitimate challenger.

Whoa! Slow down the “hope mobile”. Sure you Democrats may have a plan but you forgot something. An important ingredient. Indeed Americans are fed up with the likes of Chris Dodd and Mayor Daley. But we are also fed up with tax and spend liberals as a whole. Your plan may work. I doubt it. When I look at what the Democrats as a party have to offer voters, it is regrettably less satisfying. I was once a Democrat. At the moment and current state of the party, I am ashamed that I ever was. You are unrecognizable to me and millions of others. You would be a stronger party with more consideration of what the American people wanted. Instead you are just a shell which houses moonbats, tax raisers, crooks, and elitist pigs. Your thin effort to salvage the 2010 elections will most likely fail. Once again Democrats, it is about the people and the country not you.

Get a clue.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

 

2010: A Race Odyssey January 3, 2010

From I Own The World

Something tells me that we will  hear the word “race” quite a bit in the year 2010.

In what sense do you suppose?
Well we have on the one hand
R-A-C- E
as in:
Main Entry: race
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French, generation, from Old Italian razza
Date: 1580

1 : a breeding stock of animals
2 a : a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock b : a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics
3 a : an actually or potentially interbreeding group within a species; also : a taxonomic category (as a subspecies) representing such a group b : breed c : a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits
4 obsolete : inherited temperament or disposition
5 : distinctive flavor, taste, or strength

Hope Has Floaters

Hope Floaters. Is that a bomb in your underwear or are you happy to be an American?

OR on the other hand we have R-A-C-E as in:

Main Entry: 1race
Pronunciation: \ˈrās\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English ras, from Old Norse rās; akin to Old English rǣs rush
Date: 14th century

1 chiefly Scottish : the act of running
2 a : a strong or rapid current of water flowing through a narrow channel b : a watercourse used industrially c : the current flowing in such a course
3 a : a set course or duration of time b : the course of life
4 a : a contest of speed b plural : a meeting in which several races (as for horses) are run c : a contest or rivalry involving progress toward a goal

Despite the Obama administration’s obsessive attention to “race” in the former sense, I pray that in 2010 we overlook all of that nonsense and dwell on the term in the latter sense. 2010 promises to be the “conservative revolution”.  In 2009 we have witnessed the liberal salting and peppering of foreign and Democratic policy.  As someone who witnessed 9/11 firsthand, I do not appreciate the liberal’s watered down “war on terrorism” . I do not appreciate Gitmo detainees coming to America, especially where I live. The state of Illinois can’t keep a governor out of jail and now they expect me to believe they can keep terrorists in jail?

Judging from events of the last several months i.e. Fort Hood shootings, attempted Detroit underwear bombing etc, it looks like no one really respects President Obama or his kinder, gentler anti-terrorism policies. Like the people on the Detroit flight, such attitudes from President Obama only reinforces our need to be vigilant and take care of ourselves.

Sure "truther" you may get a new investigation after all, because there may be a new attack.

Terrorism needs to be nipped in the bud. It does not need a wet nurse and we do not need another 9/11 style attack. Those who are firmly camped in the categories of indifference to the events of September 2001 can remain there. Afrocity is stocking up on water purification tablets, gas masks, canned good, etc in case shit stains hit the fan. I do not consider myself to be a wing nut- even on my worse days. I do not want to scare my readers either. However, we have to remember that everyday is a race for our lives and freedom as we know it. It does not hurt to be vigilant or prepared.  When the New York City blackouts occurred in 2003, I witnessed pandemonium on a mild scale.  People do not realize that when power goes out, so does ATM machines and gas pumps. Stores close and people panic.  My neighbors asked me for food and if I had any cash.  Now of course you know it is foreordained that the very person who hangs out in “terrorism does not exist land” will be the very one knocking down your door for a can of oil sausages and a Snapple should a 767 fly into their anus.  The race will be to see who can buy the most cases of Poland Spring water from the SAMS club.

"United We Scan"  cartoon by Stilton Jarlsberg- Hope N' Change Cartoons

"United We Scan" Cartoon drawn by Stilton Jarlsberg of Hope n' Change Cartoons.

Therefore I Afrocity-damus predict that there will be a preoccupation with race in 2010.

Whether it is this type of  “race”

Yes, photoshop depicting black man carrying garbage can is racist, blah, blah, blah, (snore)

or this kind of “race”

remains to be seen.  Just make sure that whatever sort of race the year shapes up to be, you are smart and prepared to deal with it.

Autographed Letter Signed,
AFROCITY