So over Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

It appears the Obamarama Tactics are now being employed by the GOP Leadership. There seems to be an embracing of chaos happening as they work to “smirk and smile” while telling us they are acting to get things done…in a back room with no transparency. 

Yeah?

Like #FullRepeal? ….Not.

Like #DefundPP? ...Not.

Like #NoAmnesty for #IllegalImmigrants? uh, looking like a NOT.

And now Ryan flapping his soup coolers on #TaxReform?  

I will believe Ryan and McConnell when I see them actually whip the votes for 1) Full Repeal of Obamacare, 2)  End all funding to Planned Parenthood, and 3) Never give amnesty to illegals as the first real progress in tax reform. 

Dudes, seriously. It is all about #CutCapBalance the Budget if you truly want tax reform. 

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Jim DeMint is My Hero

Version 2Trying to keep up with news of the day is difficult but I hop on and off of my Twitter feed to try to keep up throughout the day as time permits. Yet often, like today, I am behind the curve on news for it was not until I got home, sitting at the desktop that I read the NY Times article: 

I thought my head would explode. So calming myself I checked through my twitter feed, then reached out to a few people to learn more.

One connection sent me this link, a softer piece, from The Hill: 

Jim DeMint has done an amazing job at Heritage Foundation. If he does want to step down because he had planned on being there a short while then fine. But if he is being ousted then I am not really happy therefore immediately made some calls and sent emails to Heritage connections about my thoughts.

Jim DeMint is an incredible voice of reason. He has well learned to school his feelings, to discipline himself in dignity and statesmanlike behavior. He is the reason people like me have found a voice in political discussions. He is the example we follow in temperance, patience, and in seeking goodwill for those with whom we disagree. 

Like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, Jim DeMint understands how to #FrameTheDebate in moving policy ideas forward. He understands how to include We, The People, in the discussion of ideas and laying out policy so We, The People, can press forward in learning and coming to our own conclusions. 

I am truly thankful for men and women of sound reasoning. Those who are not tossed about by every wind of change. Jim DeMint is one of those people. He is my hero. He is a man of great worth in this day and age when reason and decorum are sorely lacking in the current political climate.

Updated for paragraph spacing issues and tags on May 1, 2015. 

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Revolt and FULL Repeal, Basta!

After going through yesterday’s nightmare analysis of #Ryanocare and learning of Vice President Pence’s warning  I felt spitting mad. However, a few things have happened since Speaker Ryan’s announcement that brought me great pleasure because honestly, I am sick of Leftwing Republican Leadership (LRL House and Senate – you have clink a bunch of different links).

It is high time for the full on Republican Revolt

Mike Lee and Ted Cruz have been fighting totalitarians in and out of the party at great personal expense for a long time, God Bless them. They have been the the most vocal, most principled and consistent conservatives in taking on Team LRL. Surely now is the time for the Republicans and Conservatarians in Congress to step up, speak out, and press forward with a serious #FullRepealFirst bill and then move on to Cut, Cap, and Balance the Budget with Mike and Ted. 

BTW, I am looking for a less cautious statement, Senator Cruz

Now for the Good News:

1)  Thanks Jim Jordan: GOP Congressman to introduce alternate Obamacare repeal bill  

2)  Thanks Mike Lee, you know how to #FrameTheDebate: This Is Not The Repeal Bill We Have Been Waiting For  

3) Thanks Rand Paul: Exclusive – Sen. Rand Paul on Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Lite..

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Wah Wah Wah: #NeverTrump is a vote for Hillary

A #SocialistCircus is a Socialist Circus no matter who is running the Socialist Circus. I am not a Socialist. Socialism Kills therefore I cannot vote for a #RepublicanSocialist just like I cannot vote for a #DemocratSocialist nor any Socialist in any party. Yeah, and that goes for Gary Johnson, #LIbertarianSocialist.

Ted Cruz did indeed #FrameTheDebate with the same values and principles that he has been living since he was a young man therefore IF you cannot read his #RNCinCLE speech and see that clearly then you are “too stupid to talk to,” (quoting a very smart friend). 

To all of my friends who feel they have to vote for Trump: Knock yourselves out! 

To the rest of you who feel you have to join the #GoldenTrumpProscenium throng: Go Ahead! 

Trump has plainly stated he does not need people like me. He can win without me. He can do it all, be it all and be the best, the greatest, the winningest at doing and being whatever he and his minions claim therefore it must be true. (snark) 

So why won’t Trump and his minions just walk away and leave me and Ted Cruz alone?

The evidence is out there. His daughter’s remarks were eerily #ProgressivePlatform based. The Donald’s acceptance speech was crafted with disturbing Socialist rhetoric. Read it. Do not read it. Believe it. Do not believe it. 

As for me, I will not vote for a man I have watched as a progressive since the 1970’s. He is not the kind of person I can, in good conscience, vote for. He is no better than Hillary Clinton in my opinion. 

Oh. About the #LesserOfTwoEvils argument, I reject them both. #NeverTrump=#NeverHillary and anyone can choose to vote for something better. 

Your vote. You own it

Like Erik Erickson, I too am moving on. I am all in for getting rid of the Progressives in government regardless of party. 

My Vote. I own it. 

Basta.

References:

  1. 10 Things Trump Said But Says He Didn’t 
  2. Fighting Trump – documentary
  3. Trump reverses his opposition to super PACs and is now willing to headline events for a big-money group
  4. Ivan Trump Says Donald Trump Will Impose Oversight of Wages and Mandate “Affoardable” Child Care
  5. Donald Trump on New York Values – In His Own Words
  6. Trump’s New GOP Cheers Homosexuality and Boos God. I’m Done.
  7. The Inside Story of National Review’s big Anti-Donald Trump Issue

Embrace the Debate: Peace Through Strength

 

Do those in your spheres of influence have a love-hate relationship with the media? Are they afraid or have a disdain for social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook yet believe what they see in their timelines? In working to help others voting in the 2016 Presidential cycle become better informed voters do you encourage them to check out ORIGINAL sources, complete sources of information regarding Ted Cruz? 

The owner of a great auto mechanic shop I have gone to for a few years now, talks about religion and politics with me just about every time I go in there. We have great conversations leading to our  becoming good friends.

Just yesterday he shared with me why he turned into a Ted Cruz supporter. It was all due to that something I said:

Ted Cruz knows how to frame the debate. He knows how to embrace the debate. Ted Cruz is a constitutional conservative and he speaks plainly so that you can clearly know and understand what he says regardless of your educational background. 

Based upon my opinion, he looked up videos online to learn more about Ted Cruz. He found one in particular, watched it, and for himself learned all he needed to know from an #OriginalSource that swayed him to #ChooseCruz. 

I believe as we #EmbraceTheDebate and send people to learn from an #OriginalSource about that which is of a personal concern for themselves, we speak #TruthToPower, the Power of Voters to #ChooseCruz of their own free will and volition. 

Another example on #FrameTheDebate is shown below as Megyn Kelly ends up agreeing with Ted, defends Ted Cruz’s record,  after the damage she seemingly tried to willingly cause in the debate, Ted took her on. Here you can see her admit Ted’s record, clear record, proving herself wrong in the discussion after the fact and what a great #OriginalSource to have it posted by Fox News! 

To promote Ted Cruz is to #EmbraceTheDebate by knowing well and sharing an  #ORIGINALSOURCE. Encouraging  the alleged middle ground or undecided voters to go to an original source for themselves is the best way to win friends and influence people the Ted Cruz way

Remember how he embraced the debate in spite of the arrogance, the ignorance, and rudeness of the Code Pink People interrupting his press conference?

Fact is Ted Cruz is the Dignified Candidate. He is the Respectful Candidate. He is the Well-Educated Candidate as evidenced in how he chooses to #FrameTheDebate and #EmbraceTheDebate.

Ted Cruz is the very example of Peace through Strength. 

 

 

 

My Political #ChuckBartowski: Ted Cruz

Last week the flu, this week bronchitis with lots and lots of time to obsess over news, politics, the Iowa Caucus, Twitter and other social media. So now I want to discuss a thought that keeps coming into mind as the attacks against Ted Cruz are mercilessly relentless. 

The anti-Ted Cruz faction keeps hammering the line that Ted Cruz is not likeable therefore he is not electable, but IT IS A LIE. And I am sick of hearing that lie.

Ted Cruz is a Nerd. He is a political Nerd and I use all but one thing in Zachary Levi’s definition of Nerd to define Ted:  

“One whose unbridled passion for something, or things, defines who they are as a person without fear of others people’s judgment.”  

Ted Cruz is like every Nerd I know, passionate, smart, and all too often goofy. And best of all, he has trained himself to bridle his passion, which is evidenced in his familial relationships. That is what makes him an exceptional Nerd. 

Ted Cruz’s ability to bridle his passion is evidenced in the debates. He is well-tempered. His Nerdiness slips out from time to time but it is never in the form of a temper tantrum or harsh words hurled to those with whom he disagrees. His Nerdiness is simply personal awkwardness or goofiness, never hurtful toward other individuals. 

How is that not lovable? How does that awkwardness not remind one about all the goofiness in oneself? 

I came to watch the NBC series CHUCK through Netflix last year. I was busy trying to finish college (late in life) so was not into it’s first television run other than seeing a commercial from time to time. The commercials never enticed me away from my studies. In fact, I only decided to watch it after seeing Zachary Levi in a Hallmark Movie REMEMBER SUNDAY. He was delightful in that role. Goofy, but delightful. 

So that lead me to watch CHUCK, the entire series, once by myself, once with my Pops, and now a third time with my sister (though we are but halfway through the series). So I consider myself somewhat familiar with the Nerd Herd and especially Chuck Bartowski

A few weeks ago I was watching Ted Cruz on some program and it smiling for the umpteenth time I chuckled saying outloud He is such an adorable Nerd. And then I FLASHED! He is so #ChuckBartowski! 

Those of you who “know” Chuck Bartowski know exactly what I mean about Ted Cruz. CHUCK isn’t perfect either. But CHUCK is likeable and he grows on you. Just ask SARAH and CASEY.

Ted Cruz IS likable. He is LOVEABLE. He is a delightful, lovable, charming Nerd.

THEREFORE Ted Cruz IS electable. He is electable for many reasons. 1) He is smart. He is wicked smart. 2) Ted is tough when he needs to be and equally tender when appropriate. 3) He embraces the debate, he welcomes people who challenge his ideas. 4) He is adorable and awkward at times. 5) He infuriates the opposition yet 6) Ted charms with a smile. 7) His eyes light up when people, like Megyn Kelly, realize they have misjudged him. 8) He relishes being part of the team and likes to make sure We, The People, are included as his friends. 9) He loves  and fears God and equally accepts others whose faith differs from his own. 10) He is conscious of his family, treats his wife with great respect and adoration. And that is just the beginning of all the things that make up the man, Ted Cruz. Top Ten Cruz List

His passions for life, liberty and happiness run deep, interwoven into the fibers of his being. He is a Nerd. He is a LOVEABLE, likable, electable, Political Nerd. 

Join www.TedCruz.org to be part of the Ted Cruz Political Nerd Herd and be sure to get the APP. 

 

Mother HOA, May I?

Chelsea Park HOA vs First Amendment

Having lived in my “deed restricted” community since 2006 and having placed political signs in my yard each election cycle, and having seen political signs in my neighborhood all these years, guess what came in my mailbox this week? 

Anti Political Signs HOA

So here is the June 1995 Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of Chelsea Park, retrieved from the World Wide Web sign decree in this screenshot: 

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Who would ever think that section was meant to stifle free speech during an election cycle? Who would think that would be used to deny Chelsea Park Residents their First Amendment Right to place a sign to support of a Candidate during a Primary Election Cycle or to override the United States Constitution

Seriously. When did the HOA decide to enforce this rule and apply it to Political Signs during a Primary Election Cycle? Especially THIS political cycle?

How is it the HOA allows that one can put up all sorts of holiday decorations and holiday signs throughout the year but not a Candidate sign during an election cycle? And how is it one can put up a Football or Baseball Team Flag but not a sign for a Candidate during an election cycle?  

Did someone say Mother HOA, May I? 

Perhaps I need to get a flag for my Candidate made and fly it from a flag pole like the Sport flags or banners I see in some yards. Or maybe getting a partial wrap on my truck so I can park it on the street or my driveway for my Candidate is in order?

Mother HOA, May I?

Oh wait. I hate that game. So allow me to #FrameTheDebate by asking some other questions:

  1. Why would any HOA Board of Directors stifle any resident from exercising the right and moral obligation to uphold civic standards by being Politically Active during any election cycle? 
  2. Why has the HOA Board of Directors chosen this particular year to attack political yard signs during the most critical Republican Primary in Florida? 
  3. Why, when my candidate’s sign has been up for over one month’s time, is this now an issue when Absentee/Early voting ballots are being sent out on January 30th? 
  4. Did a neighbor complain?
  5. Does the current HOA Rule Enforcer have a Political Sign issue? (We all have our issues.)
  6. Was it the original intent of the Covenant/Rules writers to kill a homeowners unalienable right to exercise the 1st Amendment during any campaign season?
  7. How does the HOA pick and choose which signs are yard worthy for display outside of the for sale-for rent restriction? 

Honestly, it has never occurred to me that placing my candidate(s) sign on my personal property during an election cycle was a violation of the sacred HOA covenants. After all, seasonal items are placed in someone’s yard all year round because like I said, we all have our issues that mean something to us in their season.