Conservative Wanderer

“A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.” — Ronald Wilson Reagan

Over Twelve Million Reasons The Tea Party Is Not Going Away

Sorry, lefties, the Tea Parties are well-funded enough to stick around for a good long time:

The Woodstock, Ga.-based Tea Party Patriots reported raising  $12.2 million for the year ended May 31, 2011. That vaults them into the ranks of some of the most successful conservative activist groups, including FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth and Americans for Tax Reform.

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Sore Loser Democrat Sues Over Election Loss

Folks, this is the face (or should that be farce?) of the Democratic Party today:

When voters in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District threw Democrat Steve Driehaus out of office after only one term, he did not bow out gracefully.  No, he decided to get even.  So he did what anyone does in today’s culture: he sued somebody.

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Barone: 2010 Congressional Election Has Lessons For 2012 Presidential Election

Michael Barone, one of the sharpest and savviest political prognosticators out there, breaks down a lot of demographics and decides that 2012 doesn’t look good for Barack Obama:

Looking back over a decade of the popular vote for the House, we see a nation that appears marginally Republican in 2000-2004 and again in 2010 (Republicans’ 48% of the House vote in 2000 was fractionally larger than the Democrats’ percentage that year) and rather solidly Democratic in 2006-2008. In the rather solidly Democratic nation, no region is heavily or reliably Republican, while Democrats carry the Foundry and Germano-Scandinavian America by small margins and the North Atlantic and Pacific by very wide margins. In the marginally Republican nation, only the North Atlantic and Pacific are solidly Democratic, while both Southern regions and the Frontier are pretty solidly Republican (though the Frontier may be getting less so), and Republicans are highly competitive in the Foundry and Germano-Scandinavian America.

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Because It Worked So Well In Wisconsin, Now Indiana Democrats Leave The State

You can’t make stuff like this up:

Seats on one side of the Indiana House were nearly empty today as House Democrats departed the the state rather than vote on anti-union legislation.

A source tells The Indianapolis Star that Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.

Yeah, that worked really well in Wisconsin, didn’t it?

With incidents like these, 2012 is looking like it’ll be even better than 2010… this shows better than anything else I can think of just what the so-called Democratic Party really thinks of democracy.

House To Vote On ObamaCare Repeal On Wednesday

CNN:

The House of Representatives is set to vote on a repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul this week, fulfilling a campaign promise of congressional Republicans and setting up a clash with the White House and Senate Democrats.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has scheduled a floor debate on the measure for Tuesday and a vote on Wednesday. The new GOP majority, in keeping with its “repeal and replace” mantra, will instruct various House committees to craft alternatives to the law.

“Repealing the job crushing health care law is critical to boosting small business job creation and growing the economy,” Boehner wrote online Monday.

The health care repeal vote had initially been scheduled for last week, but GOP leaders postponed it after the January 8 shootings in Arizona that killed six people and wounded 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona.

The measure is expected to pass the Republican-led House, but is believed to have little chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate or surviving a certain presidential veto.

Personally, even though it seems doomed, I am glad that the House is pushing this. It makes for a stark contrast between the two parties, something that some folks (generally on the fringe) like to try to claim doesn’t exist.

Let the Obamacrats vote to keep this monstrosity of a bill if they want to. Let Obama veto it if it reaches his desk. Let them make public their stance on this federal power grab of control over people’s health. And let the public see how well the Obamacrats listened to the message they were sent in November.

Then let the Republicans remind the voters of these facts in 2012. If you thought 2010 was a bloodbath for the Obamacrats, 2012 should be even worse if they block this repeal effort.

Bring it on!

We Win.

Breitbart:

Democrats controlling the Senate have abandoned a 1,924-page catchall spending measure that’s laced with homestate pet projects known as earmarks and that would have provided another $158 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nevada Democrat Harry Reid gave up on the nearly $1.3 trillion bill after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for the bill pulled back their support.

GOP leader Mitch McConnell threw his weight against the bill in recent days, saying it was in his words “unbelievable” that Democrats would try to muscle through in just a few days legislation that usually takes months to debate.

Reid said he would work with McConnell to produce a short-term funding bill to keep the government running into early next year.

Once in a while, the good guys win one.

Two Newly-Elected GOP Congressmen To Reject Congressional Health Plan

Talk about putting your money where your mouth is:

At least two newly elected House Republicans say they won’t accept the congressional health insurance program, just days after Democrats challenged them to give up the program after campaigning on repealing the health care reform law.

Reps.-elect Bobby Schilling of Illinois and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania both said Thursday that they don’t plan to accept the program.

Schilling told ABC’s “Topline” on Thursday that he’s already decided to turn it down.

“My family and I are bringing our own health care to Washington, D.C.,” he said. “Congress shouldn’t have anything better than the American people.”

Kelly told C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on Thursday that he won’t be accepting the Congressional health plan, either.

“I don’t need it. I’ve got my own plan,” he said. “There is no reason for anybody to get anything different from anybody else… Why should my health care as a public official be any different than anybody else’s?”

That’s a very good question, Mr. Kelly.

Another very good question… why did the Democrats in Congress decide to exempt Congress from the provisions of the law they themselves enacted?

The word “hypocrisy” leaps to mind.

NOW Jumps The Shark: Endorses Male Democrat Over Female Republican

Is there any possible doubt over the fact that NOW is nothing more than a handy mouthpiece for the Democratic Party?

Not any more.

At one time, NOW supposedly supported women becoming a success in business. However, now that the rubber has hit the road and one of those successful women is challenging a long-time Democratic politician, who happens to be male, and who’s been in politics most of his adult life. And whom does NOW endorse?

Jerry “Call Her A Whore” Brown.

I think NOW should add “A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Democratic Party” to their name.

The Tea Party Is Racist? Don’t Tell Lloyd Marcus

Here is my personal story.

A urine smell permeated the stairwell. In the darkness due to smashed light bulbs, the sound of broken wine bottles underfoot echoed off the concrete walls. I was nine years old. With the elevators out of service half the time due to vandalism, I was forced many times to take the scary trek into the shadow of death up the stairwell to our sixth-floor apartment in the projects of east Baltimore.

This was a far cry from the brand spanking new building we had moved into just two years earlier. I remember our excitement when my parents, three younger siblings and I moved in our apartment. It was a dream come true – moving from our leaky-roofed ghetto into a place where everything, including the appliances, were new.

We were one of the first in the 11-story, all black residents building. While a few people kept their apartments lovely, most seemed committed to destroying the building.

All I kept hearing was that everything was the “white man’s fault”. Even at the age of nine, I sarcastically thought to myself, “how can we stop these evil white people from sneaking in here at night peeing in the stairwell, leaving broken wine bottles, smashing the light bulbs and attacking people?”

So, my early experience living in the government project taught me that some folks simply have a ghetto mindset. I also witnessed the trap of government welfare. And why were so many around me angry and violent – despite getting free housing, food and healthcare?

Believe it or not, he’s writing in the UK Guardian, which is just as lefty as the New York Times.

Lloyd is also the guy who wrote the Tea Party Anthem.

Oh, and he’s black.

Yes, you read that right. One of the strongest spokesmen for the Tea Party movement calls himself a “(black) unhyphenated American” right there on his blog.

Still wanna claim that the Tea Party is racist, Obamacrats?

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