Sep 28, 2014

SouthCoast Conservative Republicans refuse to feel discouraged


Here we go again. I was just starting to feel a pulse again following a disappointing primary election day, though I still get a tinge of nausea when I hear the many stories abounding about  dirty political tricks mounted on Conservative campaigns by the MA GOP establishment during the recent primary season.

After returning to my home state of Massachusetts 16 years ago after a career in the US Navy as a member of US Navy Bands whose last state of residence was Tennessee, I was astounded to learn that being a conservative and a Christian would be so unpopular among those that lead the Republican party in the State of Massachusetts and it still amazes me every time I fight for traditional conservative and patriotic candidates in a primary campaign.

I realize there are not as many evangelical Christians in the State of Massachusetts as there are in Tennessee or all the other red states, but there are certainly hordes of folks that believe in God and country and, though they may not vote as conservatives they are certainly conservative in the way they live their lives, and form a huge reservoir of untapped voters along with the majority of residents who don’t even vote at all because they simply don’t trust politicians, and for good reason.

But for some reason the leaders of the Mass GOP never see the potential of running and supporting conservative candidates. And of course they say it’s because a conservative can’t  win in Massachusetts even though there is no evidence to support that theory.

We know Scot Brown won his first attempt to win a seat in the US Senate when he ran as a Conservative  and we know Ronald Reagan won by a landslide twice in Massachusetts when he ran for President.

Although this might sound exaggerated or simply a case of sour grapes, those of us that have volunteered to help conservative candidates in the past have received a great education at the hand of these country club republicans who are afraid to rock the boat and risk losing invites to Democrat social functions hosted by donors with deep pockets.

 

They are content in being the number two guys on the block and partaking of some of the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.

So after I took my daily dosage of pepto bismal and aspirin I hurried to the first meeting since the election of my local MARA 9th chapter on Cape Cod and was encouraged to find the room filled with smiling faces and activists who I know supported many of the conservatives who went down in flames during the primaries throughout the State but still seemed remarkably energized and up beat.

The meeting began as always with a real heart felt prayer, not a formalized watered down  rendition, followed by the pledge of allegiance which ended with “one nation, under God with liberty and justice for all”, with an audible declaration of “born and unborn’ added from a remarkable and very well known activist sitting two seats away from me.
Tea Party candidate Mark Alliegro of Falmouth, MA lost primary bid for US Congress by 523 votes

After that I realized that all was well with the world and the conservatives in Massachusetts weren’t going anywhere. One of the candidates for the 9th Congressional District who lost his race by a mere 523 votes, Mark Alliegro,  seemed remarkably optimistic about the prospects for continued conservative growth in the MA GOP and even announced he will be hosting an election day party on November 4th at the Holy Ghost Social Hall in East Falmouth , celebrating what is expected to be a good day for republicans nationally.
Ron Beaty, candidate for State Senate (Mid and Lower Cape)

We also unanimously accepted into our membership Ron Beaty who won his primary for the State Senate for the Cape and the Islands District. Donations to his campaign may now be legally accepted and should be made payable to: “The Ronald Beaty Campaign” and mailed to 245 Parker Rd Barnstable, MA 02668. Mr Beaty is running against Democrat/ Socialist incumbent Dan Wolfe. He described himself as a very conservative native, life-long Cape resident. Details of his postitions on the issues may be found at votecorevalues.com

So the fight continues, but one thing is certain: It is no time to hide or worse, give up! We may have lost another battle, but not the war, because of the innate feeling among most of our members that God is on our side. And to that I say AMEN and God Bless America! 

Sep 27, 2014

What is wrong with Bill O'Reilly's proposal for a Mercenary Force to fight terrorism?

Bill O'Reilly of Fox News (photo @ http://deadline.com)

Television host, Bill O’Reilly of the O’Reilly Factor proposed an interesting idea this week that he believes is the solution for dealing with worldwide jihad by radical Islamic terrorist groups.

O’Reilly thinks a mercenary force funded and supported by a world wide coalition of nations is the only way these savage terrorists can be defeated, because he believes the American people will never support further bloodshed by Americans in the Middle East.

And he may be correct about that.

Even within conservative circles and particularly the liberty caucus movement, there is no stomach for spending treasure we don’t have on foreign wars that don’t affect us at home.

Except this war most definitely does affect us, or at least will very soon right here in the homeland.

Right now we are concerned about ISIS, or ISIL and the Corazon group, which sounds like the name of a sponsor for a PBS special. And next week, we will probably be told those groups have been defeated just before random be-headings take place on American soil, perhaps in an American classroom someplace, where the teachers and school officials have had their second amendment rights to carry firearms stripped away by so called progressive and enlightened thinkers, who in actuality are totally clueless.

But getting back to the formation of a professional mercenary force:

 

To me O’Reilly’s plan has many troubling questions that need to be dealt with first before I could ever buy into this idea of a supporting a mercenary force  such as:

Who is going to command and control it, and how can we be sure once they have benefited from the latest training and technological triumphs in weaponry, we will undoubtedly provide for them, infiltrators to the Mercenary force won’t turn and use it against us?

I’m not saying it won’t help, but it will never destroy the threat we and our ally Israel are presently facing. And lets face it….our enemies hate us because we are historically the primary defenders of Israel, which brings me to the Bible, which in case you haven’t noticed has also been under attack for some time, simply because it is the Word of God written in 66 different books by many different writers from probably, the second millennium BC through the first century AD, all under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

I know…I’m one of an ever diminishing group of bible believing Christians that O’Reilly would probably consider a “religious fanatic”,  but everything that you need to know about what is happening in the Middle East is there for all to see and learn from.

And the Bible says that the culmination of this present epoch of human history will end at the Second coming of Christ when he returns to set up his kingdom on earth, but not before annihilating the world’s military forces which are foolishly arrayed against him, but will die in their own blood along with nearly the entire worlds population, with the exception of a small remnant,  during the Tribulation period which has been written about extensively in the prophetic books of the Bible.

The wisest course of action for the United Stated, therefore,  is to continue to support any action that protects Israel and to not believe the lies that propagate hatred and hostility to Israel and all the rights they have to living in the land that was given to them by God.

Genesis 12: 3 ...I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee...
 13: 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever

Any deviation from that strategy will only result in the same fate that has awaited every nation that has abandoned or committed treachery against Israel, including Great Britain which began turning on Israel at the beginning of the last century and has now lost it’s entire empire and is about to become the first Muslim nation in Europe, apparently, but not the last.

Could something like that happen to America? You better believe it unless we wake up, and wake up fast by electing competent leaders who believe the Bible is the Word of God and are willing to follow the US Constitution in regards to the Constitutional protections provided us by the framers to protect us in a time when our government is out of control as it is now.

And we also need to select a righteous President, who is articulate and able to passionately persuade the American people to fight for our freedoms when it is necessary to do so, as Franklin Roosevelt did during World War II, when public opinion favored letting other people do our fighting for us, as Bill O’Reilly is advocating we do now.

 

Sep 11, 2014

A Tale of Two Presidents

Last night President Obama addressed the nation on his plan to destroy ISIL which he apparently developed at earth shattering speed during the last couple of days, since he announced last week that there was no strategy for dealing with ISIS, which we now know was news to the CIA and the Pentagon, which had been warning Obama about ISIS for years, suggesting strategies and drawing up plans..

We also know it was news to former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, who admitted today was well aware of the threat assessments and the suggested courses of action that were being proposed.

One of the strangest moments in the speech appeared at the outset when he proclaimed that this group known as the "Islamic State in Iraq" has nothing to do with Islam, despite numerous declarations of bringing Gihad to America and death to Americans where ever they find them.

Unless you are one of the low information voters (Rush Limbaughs nomenclature for Obama's base) who only get their news from MSNBC, CNN,or network news you certainly are aware that the sudden reversal of position is a result of devastating poll numbers that reveal the American people have lost confidence in his ability to handle foreign policy.

So last night the anti war, noble peace prize winning, President became the war President. There is no word yet on whether he will have to return the coveted award.

His Secretary of State, John F Kerry, will probably urge him to hang on to it, considering Kerry doesn't really believe this is a war, despite the fact ISIS thinks they are clearly at war with the United States, while driving around in the American tanks, our Sunni Muslim President, generously left for them.

In the aftermath of the drastic change in policy, Obama's predecessor, President George W Bush is rising in stature every day. On the Fox News broadcast following the speech, Meagan Kelley ran an excerpt of a video made in 2007, in which President Bush predicted the very conditions in Iraq that Obama is now forced to rectify. Kelley also mentioned that the video has gone viral, since running it for the first time last week.

Is it possible that George W Bush is suddenly earning more credibility for his decisions made in the later part of the Iraq War? Well if he isn't, he certainly should be, in my opinion.

Former Bush administration press secretary, Dana Perino, pointed out in a panel discussion on Fox News last night following the debate, that while Obama's decision to reenter the War in Iraq  are obviously poll driven, George W's were made in complete disregard to his internal polls, which showed the American people would be totally opposed to a "surge" if he decided to go ahead with the plan.

But he went ahead with the plan anyway, despite the warnings of many of his advisors and never wavered, even though it took 8 months to see any tangible evidence of success, while the Democrats and their media pounded away at him relentlessly.

You can argue about whether we should have gone into Iraq in the first place, if you want to ignore our mindset following 9/11, when 3000 Americans died, and the prevailing mood in the country, including the US Congress was to attack Iraq preminently, before they completed their nuclear program, but you can't argue about the brilliant way in which the War came to an end victoriously via the Surge..

Unfortunately his successor, Barack Obama, refused to heed President Bush's wise consul given in the following video, because he thought he knew better than anyone else. The Iraqui government was begging him to negotiate a status of forces agreement which is the norm following any War.

Heck...we still have troops in South Korea, Germany and Japan.

But despite the fact so many gave their lives in Iraq he refused to put any value on their supreme sacrifices and withdrew without signing any Status of Forces agreement, or atleast leaving a small force of 20,000 or so behind,  that certainly would have been sufficient enough to prevent ISIS from gaining a foothold in Iraq.

Well he was wrong and his announcement to a very concerned nation last night that the War in Iraq isn't over yet, proves it, and also proves that George W Bush was correct when he warned of the terrible consequences that would occur if the US left Iraq too hastily.


; Sources Washington Post:
Bush was right about Iraq pullout

Aug 29, 2014

Charlie Baker's disatrous 30 second pause in Boston Globe debate


What do you think of this incredible 30 second pause during a recent televised interview hosted by the Boston Globe in which MA GOP gubernatorial candidate and favorite son of the GOP establishment,  could not think of a single politician to which he could refer to as a roll model?.

Personally I think he could, but he didn’t dare to say who he was. Considering how often he boasts of being a governor that will please Democrats as well as Republicans, it is not hard to speculate that he was probably thinking about his sugar daddy former Governor William Weld, who voted for Barack Obama in the last election.

But if it had to be a current politician I can't help wonder if deep down inside he admires  Barack Obama more than anyone, or maybe even Minnie me, Governor Deval Patrick, as WRKO's Jeff Kuhner would say..

And considering he has refused to support the MA GOP platform, which came out in opposition to abortion and in favor of traditional family values, the second amendment and enforcement of immigration laws, I’m not surprised it took an eternity to finally blurt out the name of another Republican who has been a thorn in the side to conservatives....Florida Governor, Jeb Bush.
Considering Jeb Bush is a fervent supporter of the "Common Core" debacle as well as amnesty for illegal immigrants, it makes sense that Baker would select him though it took an eternity to decide, as though he were calculating all the pros and cons of such a response the way professional politicians always do.
Mark Fisher on the other hand showed once again that he knows who he is and what he believes by selecting for his role model, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker who has successfully steered his state to fiscal sanity while fighting off union bullies and the forces of darkness nationwide, the way Fisher has been fighting the forces of darkness right here in Massachusetts beginning with the diabolical and criminally fraudulent MA GOP State Convention. ..
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The look on Mark Fishers face as Charlie struggles with "brain fade" is priceless.

Please watch the video again and when you do, notice that just before Charlie finally answers, you can hear a rooster crowing in the background. I'm not kidding. You couldn't write something like this.(LOL)

Aug 20, 2014

Fisher supporter steals the show on WGBH panel discussion

(updated 8/21,2014 at 9:38 AM)
MA GOP State Commiteeman and President of MARA 9th Tim Sullivan
The video posted at the end of this article is offered as evidence that the candidacy of Mark Fisher for Governor is creating excitement among conservative political activists as we approach the up and coming Massachusetts Republican Primary on September 9, 2014.

Timothy Sullivan, a Fisher supporter and President of the 9th Chapter of the Massachusetts Republican Assembly, which has endorsed Fisher over Charlie Baker refused to concede that the election was all over but the vote counting, as the moderator of the "Focus" panel discussion was suggesting rather emphatically. 
MARA endorsed gubernatorial candidate Mark Fisher will oppose GOP fair haired boy Charlie Baker on September 9, 2014 in MA GOP Primary

Mr Sullivan even injected the idea that Fisher's habit of doning work clothes and boots at his metallurgical business between appearances on the campaign trail was also scoring points with Democrats, who have been brainwashed into believing that Republicans were incapable of relating to the common man, which is a myth that has been propogated by the media and democrats for many years now.


Well here’s a news flash for you. Some of us, who vote Republican, do so based on principles and beliefs, not social status, or name regognition, or even if we think a candidate has a chance to win in this liberal and morally depraved hell hole of Massachusetts, which by the way Tim Sullivan believes Fisher does.

We believe in God and love this country as it was founded, and will only support political candidates who are willing to defend both the US Constitution and strong pro life and pro family beliefs publicly, whether it leads to victory at the polls or not.

 
Sure we might vote for a Republican who falls short of our standards in the general election, as Tim admitted he would, but it makes us feel frustrated when the only choice on the Republican ballot is, to quote the GOP State Committeeman, "a go along to get along politician". 
But there seems to be a different wind blowing nationally this time, as the video pointed out, but it is not just conservatives who are fed up with politics as usual and Sullivan sensed that throughout the discussion, and I believe turned the debate on it's head when he reminded them that most people in Massachusetts do not vote and there is a much larger reservoir of voters to tap into for a candidate who can appeal to average people who have a natural disdain for smooth talking politicians who they don't trust and can't relate to.

Tim, further seized the moment, by declaring that when he attends events like the Rochester Fair last weekend, Fisher is appealing to Democrats, as stated above, not just conservative Republicans, Tea party members, and liberty caucus people (those loyal to Ron Paul and Rand Paul), when they hear his position against illegal immigration, anti-family state run agencies like the DCF, and taxation policies that prohibit economic growth and kill jobs.

From watching the video you can see that Tim Sullivan sincerely believes we have a real bonafide conservative on the ballot this time and it would be a shame to waste the opportunity by voting for someone like Charlie Baker, who is all over the board on the issues, simply because he believes this is what the Democrats want to hear

Apparently he and his MA GOP establishment supporters have forgotten that Ronald Reagan didn’t feel a need to compromise his conservative principles and won big time in Massachusetts. Scott Brown won the first time he ran for the Senate and he ran against Obama Care and the Obama administrations liberal ideas.

So with little fanfare, this down to earth working class family man, who teaches auto mechanics for a living, and raises chickens on the side in Westport, MA, entered the lions den of liberal Massachusetts politics and unabashedly supported the man that all the elite, so called  political experts say has no chance of winning, and in my honest opinion made a strong argument that many on the left in both the Democrat and Republican parties, may have found surprising and weren't expecting.

Certainly the moderator of the show didn't  when she unsuccessfully tried to convince Tim that there wasn't enough support out there for Fisher to defeat Charlie Baker in September.

To say she failed to change his mind, is an understatement.

Aug 17, 2014

Mark Fisher Impresses in MA Gubernatorial Debate

This debate took place Wednesday and clearly shows that Mark Fisher has developed into an extremely viable candidate despite efforts by the MA GOP to destroy his campaign before he even left the gate. He has overcome that and clearly has Charlie Baker against the ropes. In my opinion Baker came across as sluggish, and willing to use government to solve problems while Fisher was energetic, feisty and alert, opting for the Free Market to solve problems as in the Market Basket fiasco. Baker also came across as elitist and class conscious, using terms like "regular people" and "normal people". What does that mean Charlie? Aren't we all just ....people? Or do Republican blue bloods like you and your mentor Bill Weld reside in a higher more preferable class? I now understand what people mean when they say Charlie would be comfortable as a Democrat on the issues, except he would have to leave the GOP Country Club set and his high class social status to do so, which does not appeal to him.