With Rich Santorum and Newt Gingrich dropping out of the GOP primary it clears the way for Mitt Romney to become the GOP nominee. Mitt Romney was not my first choice as the GOP nominee but that doesn’t mean I won’t support him. I do have questions about how conservative he is because of his decisions as Governor of Massachusetts. He is the de facto Godfather of Obamacare by creating Romney care. I do not feel that these issues make me so uneasy that I could not support Romney for President against Obama. Let’s not forget that many including myself saw Romney as the conservative alternative to John McCain in 2008. While my preference would have been another candidate; now is the time as a party to come together and turn our attention to beating Barrack Obama in November.
Where does Romney’s strengths lay going forward against the President? In this economy, Mitt needs to focus on his business background. He needs to beat this point to death and challenge the President on this every chance he gets. The first time that Barrack Obama has ran anything that closely resembles a business is when he became President. Mitt should pounce on this and remind everyone how he made the Salt Lake City Olympics successful. He should reinforce how many jobs he created and much tax dollars he generated without raising taxes and how much his business contributed the benefit of the communities they were in (i.e. charities…etc.).
National Security is another key area where Governor Romney can beat President Obama. Obama has shown that he is going to try to exploit the fact that Bin Laden was killed during his time as Commander-in-Chief. Mitt can counter that by reminding everyone that it was President Bush’s policies that worked to make this happen. I would also recommend at strategy going forward that he will not use the military as political tool the way President Obama has done with Seal Team Six. This would hit home with many conservatives and show that unlike President Obama he will focus more on keep us safe rather than campaigning his during his entire presidency.
The final area I believe Mitt should concentrate on reminding voters on the huge difference between him and President Obama is for Supreme Court nominations. It is likely that during the next 4 years there could be 3-5 justices to leave the bench and the court would likely shift one way or the other during the next administration. It is important for Romney to remind voters and especially conservatives that are not enthused by his nomination that he would nominate those like Roberts, Alito, and Scalia rather than Obama who seeks ultra-liberals.
Let’s talk VP picks. I believe picking the correct running mate is more important now that it has ever been because of the 24-hr news cycle. The media is relentless covering politics and will dissect very thing possible about a VP choice, especially the GOP VP choice. It is important obviously that the VP choice is qualified and ready to become President if need be. Other qualifications that should be considered in this social media driven news cycle are:
- The ability to energize and mobilize voters, for Romney this is especially true of the conservative base.
- The ability to balance the ticket. Similar to what Gov. Palin did in 2008. She was able to motivate the conservatism to vote for McCain who has had the label of RINO associated with him for a number of years. If Palin had not been on the ticket McCain would have lost by a far wider margin than what he did.
While Senator Rob Portman has been rumored to be the VP nominee and he is someone that I feel is highly qualified for the position I do not feel he is the right choice this time. I feel that their are better candidates with similar qualities as Senator Portman but have the ability to connect and motivate conservatives. My recommendation would be either Congressman Paul Ryan, Governor Walker of Wisconsin, and Senator Marco Rubio. Each of these candidates have become stars inside the tea party and have shown the leadership needed to step in and become President if need be. While they will be attacked relentlessly by liberals they have already shown the ability to handle those attacks in a positive manner and come out on top.
May 6, 2012 Posted by thedeuceblog | Constitution, Election 2012, Foreign Policy, government, Guns Rights, Military, Money, Ohio, Osama Bin Laden, Politics, President Obama, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, terrorism, Uncategorized | American Dream, Bailout, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Congress, Conservatism, Democrats, Economy, Election 2012, GOP 2012, GOP Primary, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John McCain, leadership, Liberals, media bias, Mitt Romney, National Security, Politics, President Bush, Presidental Election, Republicans, Rick Santourm, Sarah Palin, Senate, Socialism, Taxes | Leave a Comment
Well the race for the GOP nomination is heating up and no matter what the pundits and the establishment tells us, there is a long way to go after Florida. This primary is a referendum of the GOP establishment. Conservatives are sick and tired of the establishment shoving down our throats moderate RINO’s as presidential candidates. They did it to us in 1996 with Bob Dole and again in 2008 with John McCain, they both lost. They are trying to do this again by anointing Mitt Romney, which has done more to hurt his candidacy than anything. It is time for conservatives to elect the most conservative candidate in the field and nominate him for President, because unless Obama pulls off a Kennedy style election result throughout the country like JFK did in Illinois in 1960, whoever the GOP nominee is, that person will be President in January.
With that said I am endorsing Newt Gingrich as the GOP nominee for President. I feel he is the best of the group that is left running and while his personal life is better compared to Bill Clinton than that of George H.W. Bush, I feel that his track record as a Congressman and as Speaker of the House is far more conservative than Governor Romney and far outweighs what has happened in his personal life, especially given that his actions in question were almost 20 years ago. There is no argument that Speaker Gingrich was one of the leaders of the Conservative resurgence in the 1990’s and delivered a major in both houses in 1994, which was the first time this happened in a generation.
I am tired of watching RINO’s lead the GOP and completely ignore the conservatives. The establishment fails to aggressively promote the Republican and Conservative agenda and it has bit this county in the ass, culminating in 2006 we lost Congress and the support of the people, and deservedly so. Now we are left with a President that makes Jimmy Carter look like a moderate. The Tea Party Conservatives have taken the bull by the horns and at least restore sanity to one branch of Government and if they can beat back the establishment we will successful retake the Senate in 2012. Republican moderates are not successful in a Presidential Election. We must have a candidate that can motivate the base and articulate conservative ideals that the majority of Americans believe in. While Romney may be more conservative than his track record as Governor of Massachusetts, but can we afford taking that chance when the stakes are so high? We must elect someone that we are sure holds our conservative values, especially when it comes to National Defense, the Military, the Economy, and upholding the Constitution.
In the end I am endorsing and will vote for Newt Gingrich because I feel his actions in Congress and since he has left Congress have far outweighed whatever Mitt Romney and others can come up with. Newt has walked the walk. His leadership forced President Clinton to reform welfare, and balanced the budget. While he isn’t the best looking or the “sexiest” candidate out there he is the one with a proven track record. In this perilous time we can’t afford to take chances and while we still have a choice, Mitt Romney is not a chance worth taking.
January 30, 2012 Posted by thedeuceblog | Congress, Constitution, Election 2012, Foreign Policy, government, Guns Rights, Military, Money, Politics, President Obama, Tea Party | Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Contract With America, Democrats, Economy, Florida Primary, GOP Primary, Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Joe Biden, John McCain, leadership, Liberals, media bias, Mitt Romney, National Security, Newt Gingrich, Obama, Ohio, Politics, President Bush, Presidental Election, Race, Republican Establishment, Republican Primary, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Tea Party | Leave a Comment
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. - Rahm Emanuel
Before I go on my rant about this issue I want to be clear on a couple of things. The attempted assignation of Rep Giffords along with those that died and were injured is a national tragedy and reminds us again that those that are in the public eye no matter the whether it be an actor, entertainer, or in this case a politician must take their security seriously. Especially with politicians we must allow them to do their jobs no matter of their beliefs without fear of physical harm coming to them or their family and friends. This is a basic principle of a thriving democracy, the ability to govern without the threat of coercion by this type of behavior. The citizens of this country must continue to use legal and ethical means to get the desired results from our elected officials. With that said, here I go!
It is absolutely dangerous and disgusting how the liberals and the liberal media are using the shooting to try and demonize conservatives. The Democrats just like Emanuel has been quoted as saying, and are using this tragedy to try and do things that they didn’t or couldn’t do before. The end game is out for all to see and that is to destroy conservatives, the Tea Party, and to take away more of our constitutional freedoms.
Rep Carolyn McCarthy is working now in the name of this tragedy to take more of our second amendment rights. She is now using this massacre to forward again her agenda in stealing 2nd amendment rights from law abiding Americans. Guns don’t kill people it is people that kill people and those that seek to harm others will do so whether there are gun laws or not. Exploiting this tragedy as a vehicle to force more of her liberal socialist agenda down the throats of Americans is shameful.
Senator Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) is no better; he is calling again for the fairness doctrine to limit free speech for all Americans. He seems to think that we can’t think for ourselves and that we cannot make decisions on our own. Actually the end game for Clyburn, and the rest of the liberals that fear conservatives, is to use the fairness doctrine to get rid of the one media format that they don’t control and that is Talk Radio. The thought that any talk radio show right or left leaning could influence normal stable American’s is just fallacy that is being promoted for political gain. The kind of rhetoric that tries to play on people’s emotions to limit our constitutional rights is the most dangerous and damaging rhetoric of all.
Lastly I am going to address the Sarah Palin part of the controversy. I find sad and funny at the same time that liberals are somehow trying to paint this as her fault. If ever the phrase “that’s the pot calling the kettle black” ever applied it is in this case. Democrats are infamous for playing the “Republicans hate seniors and minorities” card every chance they get to stir up emotions to win votes. So for them to do this is expected and par for the course sadly enough, nothing like a liberal exploiting a tragedy to score political points. How desperate are they to get there power back and to scare the American people into giving up their constitutional rights? It’s just pathetic!
In the end all it does is further legitimizes how big of a threat the liberals perceive Governor Palin. I suspect she is truly one of the few people the Obama does not want to face in November, but that’s for another blog…soon.
We must as a society, be skeptical of any person or party that tries to exploit a tragedy for personal or political gain. What does that they about that group or individual, and what’s that say for us as a nation if we accept that kind of rhetoric and allow it to continue? There is always a line, and this time the liberals crossed it.
January 12, 2011 Posted by thedeuceblog | Constitution, Election 2012, government, Guns Rights, Military, Politics, President Obama, Sarah Palin, Tea Party | Barack Obama, Carolyn McCarthy, fairness doctrine, free speech, Gabrielle Giffords, Jim Clyburn, leadership, Liberals, media bias, National Security, Politics, Presidental Election, Race, Republicans, Sarah Palin, second amendment rights, Senate, Socialism | Leave a Comment
Twas the weekend before Christmas and all though the country,
All parents and children were hoping for a turn around in the economy
They stared at their paychecks with looks of fright,
How could they possibly afford presents to give out on Christmas night?
Our U.S Senators were snug in their taxpayer paid beds,
With visions, of Bailouts, Climate Change, and Healthcare reform dancing in there heads.
Harry Reid and Barrack Obama were talking on the phone with each other,
Plotting more ways to take away my hard earned dollars.
When out on the White House Lawn arose such a clatter,
The President walked out to see what was the matter.
Obama looked out on the lawn far and near,
And what he saws were Americans that felt anger and fear.
The moon light reflected the tears in their eyes.
As they chanted “Enough, Enough with your damn Lies!”
President Obama turn and said someone get me a phone,
He called Secret Service and said make these people go home.
The crowd left the White House frightened and dismayed,
But on they marched to the Capital full of rage.
They demanded that Congress listen to the people, not the puppet-master,
For it there is no doubt that this Health Care bill will be nothing but a disaster.
Vote Spector, Vote Lieberman, Vote Brown, Vote Nelson; vote yes on this bill,
President Obama shouted as he drove up to Capital Hill.
I am keeping score, so if you allow this to be undone,
The next time you run for office, I wish you luck on raising any funds.
Now that Christmas Eve is upon us the Senate has met
To pass a Healthcare Bill that no one could vet.
The Democrats waited with patience and glee
They finally had the votes pass this and flee
And now the President waits for the bills to merge
He hopes that this will result in an approval surge,
Little do any of these lawmakers realized what’s at hand
This is something that we will never let stand
Did they not listen this summer? The people asked
Or is they just don’t care enough to remember the past
The citizens of this country are tired and afraid,
The direction this government is taking us is clearly the wrong way.
Even with these actions all is not lost, and much is to gain,
People are rising up rather than staying on this crazy train.
They are coming together from all walks of life,
Because they understand who is causing this strife.
Rallies and Tea Parties have started all across this great nation, the people are now awake
Because despite our governments best effort we understand what is a stake
No longer will we take this government abuse of power.
Stakes are too high, and now we must fight for our rights this very hour
The ACLU and liberals can try to take our liberties and safety away,
But unlike politicians, the American people will fight this battle in every way.
Keep the Terrorist out of our nation we yell and scream,
Guantanamo Bay Cuba is where they need to be.
The Senate met under the cloak of night,
Because they know they are trampling on all our rights.
The Democrats thumbed their nose at all us all,
But come Election Day 2010 we will see who will fall
So on Christmas day let our message be heard on every radio and TV station,
The people will take back our power from this Obama-nation,
We are coming together again as one people; and this is a wonderful sight,
Merry Christmas to all, and GOD Bless us all on this solemn night!
December 24, 2009 Posted by thedeuceblog | Bailout, Christmas, Congress, Foreign Policy, government, Military, Money, Politics, President Obama, Tea Party | American Dream, Barack Obama, Christmas, Climate Change, Congress, Conservatism, Darryl Cordrey, Democrats, election 2010, Harry Reid, Health Care, Joe Biden, John McCain, leadership, Liberals, media bias, Politics, Presidental Election, Republicans, Socialism | Leave a Comment
Never before in my life have I been so fearful of the direction that this country is going. President Obama is taking us down a road that few of us could have ever imagined and sadly that most Americans are paying little attention too. One by one President Obama is destroying every major industry in this country and turning them into a government run mess.
On top of that President Obama has been going around and apologizing to the world for being America. He is putting this county and all Americans in grave danger from not governing from a position of strength. Does anyone think that it is a coincidence that North Korea started acting like high school bullies as soon has President Bush left office?
Say what you want about President Bush, he was respected by our allies, and feared by our enemies. Unfortunately this is no longer the case with President Obama and like during the ineptitude of the foreign policy debacle of the President Clinton Administration I fear Americans will pay for the mistakes of this President with their lives.
What ever happened to the Democratic Party of John F Kennedy and FDR? While we can debate their Domestic Agenda not even the farthest right Republican could question their ability or resolve to protect our nation. How can President Obama be talking about disarming our nuclear arsenal and our missile defense system when North Korea is threatening to fire missiles towards Hawaii?
It is going to be up to the grassroots efforts of the average American like Mike Wilson of the Cincinnati Tea Party to stop this madness. Americans can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines when it comes to voting. We must demand accountability from all of our leaders Republicans and Democrats. Politics as usual must stop!
It could be argued if we had a Congress with a backbone that President Obama actions are rising to the level that Congress should be considering removing him from office. Their is very little doubt he is a National Security risk and is failing to live up to his constitutional duties. Unfortunately his pals in Congress are no better, and the Republican track record after 2000 isn’t much better.
Real reform is needed. We need new leaders, bold leaders, leaders that are willing to do what it takes to either bring the old Conservative Republican Party back or create a new party that will fight to restore true American values. We need these leaders at all levels of goverment. Unless we as a nation are willing to get up off the couch, quit playing our videos games, and stop getting sucked into the black hole of Obamamaina that the media feeds us everyday we will become the very type of nation that our brave military fought to protect us from during WWI and WWII.
June 23, 2009 Posted by thedeuceblog | Bailout, Cincinnati, Congress, Foreign Policy, government, Military, Politics, President Obama, Tea Party | American Dream, Bailout, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Cincinnati, Cincinnati City Council, Congress, Conservatism, Darryl Cordrey, Democrats, Economy, FDR, Hillary Clinton, Impeachment, Joe Biden, John F. Kennedy, leadership, Liberals, Media, media bias, Military, National Security, Politics, President Bush, Presidental Election, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Socialism, Taxes | 3 Comments
There is no doubt the election of Barack Obama as President is one of thee most historic elections of all time. But truthfully this election was not about Obama or McCain this election was for many Americans about making the Republicans and President Bush pay for the last eight years.
The American people have had enough of politics as usual. And I would have to say that Barack made a convincing argument that he will change the way the game is played in Washington. The question is, does he have the backbone and fortitude to do it. To be honest I doubt it, his lack of experience in Washington and in politics in general I feel will allow many people to take advantage of him especially early on in his administration. I fear he is going to owe too many people outside and inside the beltway for his dramatic rise to the top and that he will be forced to promote the agenda’s of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and special interest groups, and we will see business as usual in Washington. I hope the Obama supporters hold him as accountable for his actions as President good or bad as they did for President Bush.
The fact of the matter is that with President Bush’s dismal approval rating that the Democrats should have won this election by a landslide in the popular vote as well as the Electoral College, but that wasn’t the case. The reason I believe this is that while the country wanted change they are not completely sold on what Barack is selling. They are unsure if he is going to be the radical liberal that his record suggests or is if he is going to be the moderate that he promoted.
John McCain was flat out the wrong candidate for this race. He was basically what Bob Dole was in 1996, the difference is that if the Republicans actually would have ran better candidate then they likely would have won. John McCain would have been better suited to be the VP candidate for Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee. The Republicans in all aspects of the campaign failed. They failed in campaign management, they failed to articulate a clear message, and they failed to motivate the conservative base that reelected President Bush in 2004.
This election is by no means a mandate of the liberal agenda. Even with the liberal bias in the media this election was far from a landslide. This election was about rejecting the Republicans pandering to the middle left. The majority of Americas want smaller government, they want lower taxes, and they want a strong military. The fact is that the Republicans of 2008 are not the Republicans of 1994 and they have paid a price for it. In the next four years I hope that Barack Obama leads this country in a way that makes us stronger at home and abroad. President-elect Obama will either be the next John F. Kennedy or the next Jimmy Carter. Lets hope for the sake of all Americans it’s the more like Kennedy that Carter.
November 6, 2008 Posted by thedeuceblog | Politics | Barack Obama, Election 2008, Electoral College, Harry Reid, Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy, John McCain, media bias, Nancy Pelosi, President Bush, Presidental Election, Republicans | 5 Comments
My name is Darryl . I am in my early 30′s married, and a conservative.
This blog is focused on politics at both the national and local level. I welcome all comments whether you agree or disagree with me on anything I have said.
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