By Mark A. Falzon, President, Jersey Shore Tea Party
So long, Nikita. Bye bye, Brezhnev. Sayonara, Stalin. Change the drapes at the Kremlin for now Washington DC, USA is the hub of global Marxist activity in the world. Yes, the Kremlin has succumbed to the weight of time and passed the torch to North America.
Posted: February 1st, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2012 Congressional Races, 2012 Presidential Politics, Tea Party | Tags: ACORN, Andy Stern, BHO, Brezhnev, Castro, Congress, DC, Euro, Jersey Shore Tea Party, Joe Biden, Kremlin, Mark A. Falzon, Marxism, Marxists, Nikita, OWS, Peking, POTUS, RINO, Romney, SEIU, Staling, stimulus, Tea Party, Tea Party Movement, Valerie Jarrett, Washington, White House | 8 Comments »
This migration of the Marxist HQ has taken decades to complete. For a while there, global Marxism has had no official home. Castro and Peking have been fermenting internal revolutions or been occupied with other things. Moscow was drained of her captive nations. But then, a consortium of undesirable elements here in this country including our vaunted press, 1960ish radicals and greedy, selfish politicians have all participated in the slaying of the grandiose experiment known as the American Republic. Notice I use past tense because it is almost complete. The EPA, the NLRB, un-appointed czars (now I know why they use that name!), POTUS and a DC over-regulated, centralized nanny state are in place. To hell with individual liberty! To hell with the American Constitution. It was written by greedy, wealthy white slave owners anyway. God knows what else the devils have put in place because surely we cannot count on our vaunted press to expose it.
After the pseudo stimulus bill was passed I noticed something not widely published. That being, Andy Stern made a trip to Europe, stopping at many of the Euro capitals and larger cities. The same Andy Stern that was at one time the most frequent visitor to the WH. The same Andy Stern who was the brains and brawn behind SEIU and ACORN. I asked myself, “why?” and then it hit me. Our government, loaded with new Marxist-Leftist Radicals brought in by BHO and that Valerie Jarret were now flush with American taxpayer cash. We all know money talks. I ask, could Andy, as proper a Marxist representative as there is, have been parading through Europe handing out our taxpayer money to the cash starved Marxist groups all over Europe? I asked Joe (verbal gaffe of the day) Biden who was responsible for over seeing the disbursement of the stimulus funds, but he didn’t respond. Think about it. Marxist now rule the roost here. What better way to cement your global control of the Global Marxist Movement than to rain US taxpayer cash on them. At that point, you have control and allegiance. So long, Moscow hello DC!
Was this part of a master plan to fund the Euro demonstrations we saw last summer? Is that same cash secretly helping OWS who is threatening to bring Euro style violent demonstrations to our shores? Are known and unknown persons in DC calling the global Marxist Movement shots subsidized by US tax collections? Could be! Who knows because there certainly has not been a ledger produced detailing stimulus outlays…..and even if there were what clear thinking person would believe anything to come out of this administration. Credibility is not their strong suit.
Why mention this now? One word, ROMNEY. Romney is not the favorite of the Tea Party Movement. Of the 4 candidates I would safely say he is the least liked. The GOP Establishment with decades of experience and tons of money, appear to be having their way. The Tea Party Movement, newbies to the political scene have lost in this GOP presidential primary process. The GOP is poised to put their boy at the top. But there is the congress.
If a military field commander was charged with defending a city, bridge or any target, Officer training 101 would include several lines of defense. Line A, then Line B and possibly a Line C to maintain possession and thwart the enemy. We, the Tea Party Movement cannot influence whom we want as the GOP presidential candidate this cycle. But there is the congress. Congress can be our second line of defense. What better way to outflank the GOP Establishment and our Marxist interlopers in one move than the Tea Party Movement influencing the senate majority leader selection and the Speaker of the House? What a citizens’ coup! So my Tea Party brothers and sisters, do not lament for long Romney’s apparent success. Identify those senate and congressional candidates running that are true American patriots. Help those we put in office 2010 stay in office. Let’s make our new goal the following: both congressional leadership positions must go to a member of the congressional Tea Party Caucus! By controlling both houses of congress we can neuter a RINO president. With a RINO president and Tea Party congress we can squash once and for all this American Marxist initiative.
Let’s get out there and continue the revolution we started September 12, 2009. Let’s get out there and use as our goal the record setting congressional turnover in 2010 and try to build on it. Let the GOP Establishment focus on POTUS and we should not hinder them. We must, must have BHO removed. We must, must have the final say in our beloved nation and an iron grip over the congress will do just that.
“If you want to survive in this business, keep your mouth shut.”
That was the first piece of advice I got as a newly elected member of my county’s governing board in the 1990s. I was an idealistic political neophyte. My self-appointed mentor was a jaded party boss, one of the longest-serving political strongmen in the state. To me, accountability was key to integrity. But among his sycophants and hangers-on, this was a silly notion for suckers, fools or wimps.
Assemlywoman Amy Handlin in no sycophant or hanger-on. Nor is she a sucker, fool or wimp.
In her hard hitting ebook published by HarperCollins, Handlin tells of her encounters with Monmouth County and New Jersey “Crony Capitalists”, and gives Tea Party members and other citizen activists and blueprint on how to fight corruption at the lowest levels of government.
The essay includes tales of Hanlin’s career as a Middletown committeewoman, Monmouth County Freeholder, Assemblywoman, as well as references to corrupt practices throughout the nation.
Crony Capitalist in Out Backyards: Who they are, What they do, and How to fight back is a must read for every citizen who wants to actually do something, and not just complain, about the wasteful and corrupt practices in government.
It’s only 30 pages and it only costs $1.99. You can buy it here or here.
If you’re a regular reader of this site, you’ll recognise some of the characters in Handlin’s essay.
Posted: January 2nd, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Public Corruption, Reform Agenda | Tags: Amy Handlin, Citizen activists, Crony Capitalists, Crony Capitialist in our backyard, ebook, HaperCollins, Tea Party | 5 Comments »
Serena DiMaso will be elected Monmouth County Freeholder at the Title 19 convention of the Monmouth GOP Committee on January 14. Bob Walsh will withdraw during his speech before the convention.
Bill Spadea defeats Donna Simon and John Saccenti at a Title 19 convention of the 16th legislative district to fill the assembly seat vacated by the death of Peter Biondi. After recounts and law suits, the November special election for the seat is declared a tie between Spadea and Democratic Princeton Committeewoman Sue Nemeth. Another special election is scheduled for January of 2013.
Joe Oxley will be named Township Administrator and In House Attorney for Wall Township. The appointment will forward a statewide trend of municipalities hiring either attorneys or engineers as their administrators as a cost saving measure. Oxley is reelected GOP County Chairman by acclamation. Senator Jennifer Beck will give the nominating speech. Christine Hanlon will be Vice Chair.
Middletown will get a new Parks and Recreation Director. It won’t be Linda Baum or Pam Brightbill.
Jim McGreevey is ordained an Episcopal priest.
Jon Corzine remembers where he put the $1.2 billion.
Senator Joe Kyrillos will be the GOP nominee for U.S. Senator, defeating Anna Little and Joseph Rudy Rullo in the primary.
Congressman Steve Rothman defeats Congressman Bill Pascrell in the Democratic primary for the 9th Congressional District nomination. In the only surprise of the primary, former Bergen County GOP Freeholder Anthony Cassano, who had agreed to take one for the team in the 9th, was defeated when the Bergen County Tea Party Group organized a write-in campaign for Anna Little. Little was on the ballot as a U.S. Senate candidate. Having lost the Senate nomination to Joe Kyrillos, Little accepts the nomination, asks Kyrillos to host a fundraiser for her, and promises to move into the district if she wins. She doesn’t.
Maggie Moran defeats Vin Gopal and Frank “LaHornica” LaRocca in a close election for the Monmouth County Democratic Chairmanship.
James Hogan of Long Branch is the GOP nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District. Frank Pallone is reelected by 8%.
Jordan Rickards of North Brunswick is the GOP nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. Rush Holt is reelected by 15%.
On August 28, the second day of the Republican National Convention, the National Weather Service warns that Hurricane Chris is heading towards the Jersey Shore. Acting Governor Kim Guadagno gets on TV and says, “Get the heck off of the beach please.”
Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee for President of the United States. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the Vice Presidential nominee.
President Obama nominates Vice President Joe Biden to be Secretary of State. Biden submits his resignation as VP effective upon both houses of congress confirming his successor. President Obama nominates Hillary Clinton as Vice President. Speaker of the House John Boehner refuses to schedule confirmation hearings for the VP nomination on the constitutional grounds that their is no vacancy in the office. Obama makes them both recess appointments. Clinton is nominated for VP at the Democratic National Convention and Secretary of State Biden spends October in China.
Despite losing their home states of Massachusetts and New Jersey, the Romney-Christie ticket wins the electoral college by one vote, 270-269. The winning vote comes from Maine, one of two states that awards electoral votes by congressional district. Romney-Christie lose Maine 3-1 but win the election. Obama-Clinton file suit to challenge Maine’s method of awarding electoral votes. Romney-Christie counter with a suit in Nebraska, which they won 4 electoral votes to 1, using the same arguments that Obama-Clinton use in Maine. The U.S. Supreme Court decides both cases for the plaintiffs, 5-4, and determined that in all future presidential elections that electoral votes are awarded on a winner take all basis nationally. Tea Party leader Dwight Kehoe calls for the impeachment of the Justices who voted affirmatively, claiming that they don’t understand the 10th Amendment.
Robert Menendez defeats Joe Kyrillos for U.S. Senate by 1%.
U. S. Senator Frank Lautenberg resigns. In one of his last acts as Governor before ascending to the Vice Presidency, Chris Christie appoints Kyrillos to Lautenberg’s Senate seat.
What do you think will happen?
Posted: December 30th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2011 Year in review, 2012 Predictions | Tags: "LaHornicca", Anna Little, Anthony Cassano, Bergen County, Bill Pascrell, Bill Spadea, Bob Walsh, Chris Christie, Christine Hanlon, Donna Simon, Dwight Kehoe, Frank LaRocca, Frank Lautenberg, Frank Pallone, Hillary Clinton, James Hogan, Jennifer Beck, Joe Biden, Joe Kyrillos, Joe Oxley, John Saccenti, Jordan Rickards, Joseph Rudy Rullo, Linda Baum, Maggie Moran, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, New Jersey, Pam Brightbill, Peter Biondi, President, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State, Serena DiMaso, Steve Rothman, Sue Nemth, Tea Party, Vice President, Vin Gopal | 20 Comments »
The Monmouth County area Tea Parties are coming together to in order to make their presence felt in the upcoming county committee election to replace Assemblyman-elect Rob Clifton on the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders.
The Bayshore Tea Party Group, the Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots and the East Jersey Tea Party will hold a joint meeting to endorse a Freeholder candidate on January 10th, 2012, 7PM at the West Park Recreation Center in Oakhusrt, Ocean Township. The Monmouth and Colts Neck Tea Parties have also been invited to participate.
Bob Gordon, co-founder of the Bayshore Tea Party Group, says that between the groups there are 25 county committee members eligible to vote on January 14th when the county committee convenes to elect Clifton’s successor. They are potentially a significant voting block.
The Tea Parties extended invitations this afternoon to each of the declared candidates to speak at the January 10th meeting. Following the candidates presentations and a Q and A, a secret ballot will be taken. The winner of the groups’ endorsement will be announced upon the tabulation of the ballots.
Howell Mayor Bob Walsh and Manalapan Deputy Mayor Ryan Green have accepted. Holmdel Deputy Mayor Serena DiMaso is juggling a scheduling conflict. Atlantic Highlands Councilman Peter Doyle has yet to respond, according to Barbara Gonzalez, the another co-founder of BTPG.
Gonzalez said she checked the calendars on the Monmouth County GOP Website and the Monmouth County Affiliated Republican Club’s site before scheduling the event, in order to avoid a conflict.
Posted: December 7th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bayshore Tea Party Group, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP Affiliated Club | Tags: Barbara Gonzalez, Bayshore Tea Party Group, Bob Gordon, Bob Walsh, Colts Neck Tea Party, Jackson Tea Party, Jersey Shore Tea Party, Monmouth County Affiliated Republican Club, Monmouth County Freeholders, Monmouth County Republican Organization, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth Tea Party, Peter Doyle, Rob Clifton, Ryan Green, Serena DiMaso, Tea Party, West Park Recreation Center | 6 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Anna Little, the former Mayor of Highlands, former Freeholder and the 2010 GOP nominee in the 6th Congressional district is one step closer to challenging Monmouth County State Senator Joe Kyrillos for the GOP 2012 U.S. Senate nomination.
Little told Politickernj that she would be filing with the FEC today to open a campaign account for her U.S. Senate bid.
An embarrasing Little For Senate fundraising letter dated November 28, arrived in former donors’ mail boxes this week.
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Chairwoman Jane Frotten has resigned as Little’s campaign treasurer. Atlantic Highlands Mayor Fred Rast has resigned as president of Anna’s Army Foundation, “a non-profit educational foundation created in the image of Anna Little and her campaign for Congress in the 6th Congressional District of NJ.”
Until recently, the race for the Republican nomination to challenge Senator Robert Menendez was seen as battle between Kyrillos and fellow State Senator Michael Doherty. Kyrillos has a Senate Exploritory Committee. Doherty has been traveling the state touting his Fair School Funding plan. MMM has learned from very reliable sources that Doherty is leaning against entering the Senate primary. If Doherty does stay out of the race, a head to head match up between Kyrillos and Little could be in the making.
Little should take a reality check and reconsider before her dreams of a political future are irreparably shattered.
Little made a name for herself with the stunning upset victory over Diane Gooch in the primary for the 6th congressional district nomination in 2010. Little’s margin of victory was 84 votes out of roughly 14,000 cast.
What Little has failed to realize, and she stops talking to anyone who tells her the truth, is that she didn’t win that primary so much as Gooch lost it.
Not that her victory was an accident. The strategy of the Little primary campaign was to sneak up from behind. I know because I, then still a close confidant of Little, helped design the strategy. None of the “experts” took Little’s challenge of the county party lines and the uber funded Gooch seriously going into the primary. That was the key to victory. Build a ground game to bring out new voters and count on the fact that the “experts” don’t see the Tea Party wave coming. Even the Tea Parties were shocked by the depth of the 2010 tsunami. David Corsi’s inexplicable primary victory over Scott Sipprelle in the Monmouth County portion of the 12th congressional district proves that the party establishment was caught with their pants around their ankles.
They won’t be caught off guard again.
The Gooch campaign’s primary strategy was to ignore Little and run against incumbent Congressman Frank Pallone. It was a good strategy for a conventional time. Conventional times ended in 2010 before the establishment realized it.
It wasn’t until the final weekend of the 2010 primary campaign when Little managed to get onto TV, that the Gooch campaign realized that they might have a problem. They tried legal maneuvers, that failed, to get Little’s ads pulled. It was too late to respond. Little had successfully used the “surprise them” and “get the last word” strategies that we had successfully used in Highlands campaigns many times.
The problem with a “don’t let them see you coming” playbook is that it only works once.
A key political operative with close ties to both Gooch and Kyrillos has been keeping a close eye on Little since she declared her rematch with Pallone on election night 2010.
“She won’t get a free ride next time,” said the operative on the condition of anonymity, “we had a thick opposition research file on her in 2010 but didn’t use it because we weren’t taking her seriously and didn’t want to hurt her needlessly. The file has gotten a lot thicker in the last year.”
With their discharge from Anna’s Army, Frotten and Rast join the growing brigade of Monmouth County politicos who will no longer go to battle for Little.
Roughly a year ago, this blog compared Little to Jon Corzine over a policy position she took in one of her final acts as the mayor of Highlands. Unfortunately, it is becoming apparent that Little also shares a personality trait with the former governor. She surrounds herself with people who tell her what she wants to hear and burns bridges with those who tell her what she needs to hear.
Little had a bright political future ahead of her on election night in 2010. Then she started talking.
She declared her rematch with Pallone, announced the formation of Anna’s Army and challenged Gooch, who had funded independent anti-Pallone ads, to a rematch. She failed to thank her supporters, Tea Party and establishment, who were caught off guard by her lack of humility.
She’s on the verge of crossing a line from which there will be no return. She should reconsider and start mending fences. Many of her old friends are forgiving.
Posted: December 2nd, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 U.S. Senate Race | Tags: Anna Little, David Corsi, Diane Gooch, Frank Pallone, Fred Rast, Jane Frotten, Joe Kyrillos, Jon Corzine, Michael Doherty, Robert Menendez, Scott Sipprelle, Tea Party | 21 Comments »
By Michael Laffey
It was reported today in Politico that Bill Clinton attacked the Tea Party during comments to a group of reporters. His comment was as follows,
“We need to understand that one of the things that tends to tilt things toward the Republicans’ anti-government narrative is our country was born out of a suspicion of government,” Clinton said. “King George’s government was not accountable to us. That’s what the Boston tea party was about. When the tea party started out, at least they were against unaccountable behavior from top to bottom. Then it morphed into something different. If you want to go against that grain, you’ve got to tell people you understand it’s a privilege and a responsibility to spend their tax money, but there’s some things we have to do together. And that’s what the purpose of government is, to do the things that we have to do together that we can’t do on our own.”
I am confused as to why this was viewed as an attack. I don’t think there is hardly a person in the Tea Party or in the Republican Party who would disagree with this. In fact I think this statement sums up the conservative philosophy.
The problem is that too many politicians and too many liberals don’t view it as a privilege and a responsibility to spend our tax dollars they view it as a right and they spend our taxes on things we can do for ourselves.
Of course Bill Clinton is a very smart guy and he knows this. He also knows that most people in this country if they really think about it agree with this philosophy of government. What he is really doing is misrepresenting what Conservative Republicans and the Tea Party stand for. This is all part of a concerted effort to make us look like the radicals. There is a real danger that this disinformation campaign can work.
We must make it clear to the public that we know there are some things the government should do for us, things like provide police protection, provide for the common defense, maintain roads and infrastructure and protect public health. Though some might disagree I would add provide for universal education and maintain public lands.
Then we need to ask people like Bill Clinton how subsidies to farmers and corporations (like solyndra) fit into his definition. How is something like medical insurance something we cannot provide for ourselves? For that matter, why is retirement something we cannot provide for ourselves going forward? Why should the government subsidize mortgages through Fannie and Freddie Mac? Why does government subsidize a TV station and artists and obscure museum’s in out of the way places. Why why why to thousands, maybe millions of government expenditures.
If the Democrats are going to play this game we need to turn the tables on them.
Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Michael Laffey | Tags: Bill Clinton, M Laffey, Tea Party | 10 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Now that the left is unhappy with President Obama it is safe to criticize him without being called a racists.
Obama came into office with a promise of unifying the country. He’s done it. The extreme left, the extreme right and the mushy middle agree that Obama is not a leader and not up to the job of President of the United States.
From today’s APP.com editorial:
The president gave in and gave in, and he has lost whatever good will the great middle had for his attempt to be the rational one in the argument. Americans cannot respect a president who runs up the white flag of surrender.
And this obscene sausage-making is only the latest in a long line of appeasements: on health care, on Guantanamo Bay, on civilian trials for terror suspects.
We teach our children the fine art of compromise, but if you compromise away your values, you’ve lost something you cannot get back by barter.
We don’t want to elect some “philosopher-king” out of Plato. We want a leader with fire in his belly, who at least puts up an honest struggle based on core principles, who, in the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “spends himself in a worthy cause … and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
So many thought that Barack Obama might be just that man. It looks as if we were wrong.
Not surprisingly, the leftist media is assailing the Tea Party for exhibiting the very characteristics they say Obama is lacking.
APP.com says Obama “has revealed himself to be a man unwilling to fight for the principles in which he has said he believed.” Yet the principled Tea Party members of congress are “80 unreasoning Tea Party members of the House of Representatives and their right-wing echo chamber on talk radio and cable TV?
NY Times Columnist Maureen Dowd said:
Consider what the towel-snapping Tea Party crazies have already accomplished. They’ve changed the entire discussion. They’ve neutralized the White House. They’ve whipped their leadership into submission. They’ve taken taxes and revenues off the table. They’ve withered the stock and bond markets. They’ve made journalists speak to them as though they’re John Calhoun and Alexander Hamilton.
Indeed, the accomplishments of the Tea Party members of congress are impressive. They have changed the discourse. A year ago the Obama, Reid, Pelosi triumvirate were expanding the federal government with impunity. Today there is a new direction. The job or reining government is hardly done. The deficit/debt deal is far from perfect, but it is a huge accomplishment.
For the most part the Tea Party members of congress and other Republicans who voted no on the debt ceiling deal have been gracious in victory. While asserting their principles and not backing down on the need for spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment, the have praised the leadership of Speaker John Boehner.
Grass roots Tea Party activists need to develop such grace without abandoning their principles.
The Tea Party has withstood vicious media attacks since its emergence. They were able to withstand the attacks of racism and lunacy with grace and cogent arguments.
Whether the Tea Party can withstand the coming attacks remains to be seen. The behavior and rhetoric of many grassroots activists and leaders is feeding into the left’s new attacks of crazy and unreasonable. Many Tea Party activists are coming off as sore winners. They are coming off as crazy and unreasonable.
Their anger at Republicans is misdirected. Their expressed disappointment with recent heroes, like Allen West who voted with the majority yesterday, is misguided.
The leftist media cannot thwart the Tea Party movement on its own. However, the movement can be killed off if the Tea Party unwittingly cooperates, which it is in danger of doing.
Can the Tea Party survive victory? Time will tell if the two year old unstructured grassroots movement can develop political maturity. Time will tell if it has what it takes for the long haul of incremental victories
Posted: August 2nd, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Tea Party | Tags: Tea Party | 17 Comments »
By Kevin Jackson
The Tea Party fits in Washington like nuns at a swingers’ convention. The fiscal orgy at Club Fed just can’t continue unless the Tea Party gets the hell out. Unfortunately for Obama, we just won’t leave. How could we? We can’t afford to refuel our corporate jets.
So in order to give the Tea Party the “change we need,” Obama is pulling out all the stops. He continues his War on Productivity against the “rich.” Like the preacher said to the congregation,
“I have good news and bad news. The good news is we have the money for the new building. The bad news is it’s out there in your pockets.”
When Obama can’t just get taxpayers to hand over their booty at knifepoint, he threatens to “Katrina” America, and unleash Mother Nature on us. His timing was impeccable, as he delivered his Mother Nature threat in the wake of the worse tornado season in decades—let no crisis go to waste!
Somebody must have whispered in Obama ear that Mother Nature is a fickle wench, and can’t be counted on, as tornadoes and hurricanes are seasonal, despite global climate change. However, people have to eat pretty much every day.
This prompted Obama to threaten our food, as not allowing Obama to create more debt might force him to cut the FDA. How horrible a death would it be to die from e-Coli?
Has this guy ever experienced cuisine in Mexico, where merely handling a mango can get you Montezuma’s revenge? You’d think that being African, Obama realizes the bugs you can get in the Motherland from eating the wrong foods make salmonella feel like slight indigestion.
We weren’t fooled. So when the food scare didn’t work, Obama pulled the entitlement card out. Obama tried to mug old people, gank them like a purse-snatching, wallet-lifting thief in the street, by suggesting they wouldn’t receive their Social Security checks. We will never know how many old people died at the threat of losing their livelihoods, but you can bet some did.
However, even the old “Old people will lose their benefits” trick didn’t persuade Conservatives to allow Obama to pick their pocket, thus victory was delayed for the battle worn, wannabe hero of the Left.
Time for yet another escalation within the Democrat Rules of Destruction of America manual, and a willing Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee pulled out her well-worn, but now laminated race card.
According to Lee, there exist racists in Congress who do not want to raise the debt ceiling for this president as they have for all “other” presidents. Lee points out that there is only one glaring difference between this president and all “others.” I originally guessed that this president is the only idiot we’ve ever elected, but then I was reminded of Jimmy Carter who presided during The Peanut Era.
Congressman Lee’s beehive is obviously wrapped too tight, as she apparently forgot that the debt ceiling has already been raised three times for this president, putting Obama ahead of Bush in the “Race to Continually Raise the Debt Ceiling.”
Obama was left with only one possibility, one move, one gambit as it were: Obama would have to “talk tough.”
Things are serious when Obama talks tough. Reminiscent of the battle between the African king Ramses and the Jewish Prince Moses, Obama warned Republican Eric Cantor: “Don’t try me…uh…you Yutz!”
Unphased by Obama’s threat, Cantor challenged, “Game on…Boyee!”
Obama unleashed tough talk on Cantor, the Republicans and the Tea Party, and anybody else who would dare try to live the American Dream unfettered at a press conference. The raw meat supporters of Obama’s tough talk were treated to Obama’s poll-tested new tough words “balanced approach.”
In his call for a balanced approach to allow himself the ability to run up even more massive debt, Obama used the historical, heretofore automatic raising of the debt ceiling to defend his actions. Apparently the “change we need” did not involve turning off the money spigot or the treasury printing presses.
Ironically, it was Obama who in the campaign of 2008 sold half of America on the idea that he was going to Washington to stop the status quo. I can only surmise that Obama didn’t think Washington was spending America into oblivion fast enough? He’s not exactly “reigning in Washington” is he?
So we find ourselves fighting the same battle with Liberals yet again, and pretty much in the same old ways. Democrats bluster that if taxpayers don’t keep forking over the big bucks, we will all die, and Republicans allow us to be pecked to death by chickens.
The only way to reign in Washington is to take away our money. Not raising the debt ceiling is the only way to force America to cut government, something Liberals abhor.
Liberals love spending orgies. Unfortunately for them, the Tea Party movement brought a fiscal religion revival to Club Fed Hedonism 2008. And we ain’t going nowhere.
That’s my rant!
Kevin Jackson is author of the Amazon best-seller The BIG Black Lie, and The Black Sphere blog.
Posted: August 1st, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Tea Party | Tags: Kevin Jackson, Tea Party, Washington Orgy | 3 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
The newspaper formerly known as The Asbury Park Press (their print edition masthead now reads “THE PRESS”) has irrefutably revealed itself as a far left extremist publication. In an editorial published on their website last evening, Obama caving in to GOP demands, the Neptune Nudniks have moved on to the left of the New York Times, the old Huffington Post, Daily Kos and Middletown Mike.
The Press called the President “weak,” “hardly a leader,” and said his speech Monday night was “too little, too late.” They said his speech “was not tough so much as it was petulance.” As Dan Jacobson would say, hilarious, though hysterical would be more accurate.
“Left wing extreme, Art?” you might say, “that sounds like right wing rhetoric I might read on MoreMonmouthMusings.” You’d be correct, except the nudniks are complaining that Obama “has alienated his base, gone back on what he held as rock-solid principles,” while drawing a “line in the sand” that is inside the Republican Tea Party right’s tent. APP is now short for apparatchik.
The Press did get one important thing right in their rantitorial. They correctly identified Obama’s reelection concerns and the only issue that is holding up a deal that would raise the debt ceiling, reduce the deficit and prevent a default. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, also not left enough for the apparatchiks, and Speaker John Boehner have already agreed on a plan that would raise the debt ceiling, reduce spending and not raise taxes. Obama killed the deal because it only lasted for a year. He doesn’t want to go through this again next summer only a few months before the Presidential election.
If Obama thought his economic policies and philosphy were popular with the American people, he would welcome having such a debate next year. Instead, he’s willing to put the full faith and credit of the United States of America at risk rather than debate “redistribution of wealth” and massive government expansion months before the American people decide whether or not to give him another four years.
It is no accident that most of ObamaCare kicks in after the election. This is more of the same. Obama wants his lease on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave renewed before the American people realize what he has done to them.
The “Tea Party Republican” members of congress are controlling the debt ceiling debate because Obama is letting them control the debate. If Reid and Obama agreed to Boehner’s proposal, Nancy Pelosi would deliver enough Democratic votes in the House to pass Boehner’s plan with moderate Republican support, thereby neutralizing the “Tea Party” Republicans who are uncompromising.
Obama would have to take a page out of Chris Christie’s book in order to make a deal like that. And Christie says he’s not ready to be President.
Posted: July 27th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Asbury Park Press, Barack Obama, Economy | Tags: 2012 Presidential Politics, Asbury Park Press, Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Harry Reid, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Neptune Nudniks, Tea Party | Comments Off on APP Turns On Obama
By Art Gallagher
This post is for my Tea Party friends and my Republican friends in Monmouth County who continue to relate to each other with caution and trepidation or worse.
I’d like you all to consider the evolution of my friend James Hogan and the evolution of our county party over the last two years.
Hogan was the embodiment of the Tea Party before most Tea Partiers got off the couch. Motivated, dedicated and completely out of his mind, he ran in the 2008 GOP primary for the nomination in the 6th Congressional District of New Jersey.
A few weeks after the 2008 primary, Hogan wrote of his first encounter the the MonmouthGOP establishment. It wasn’t pretty, but it worth reading.
Today, James wrote about his more recent experience with “the establishment.” There has been a great deal of progress in two + years.
James has not compromised any principles, nor has he become any less outspoken.
He is an example of what is possible for those who are passionate about our politics yet new to the polictical process. Those who have welcomed James graciously into the process are examples of the kind of leaders who empower the growth of our party.
Posted: December 3rd, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: James Hogan, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP Affiliated Club, Tea Party | Tags: James Hogan, Republican, Tea Party | 3 Comments »