Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Man of Steele

Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee has once again found himself immersed in more controversy.

In an interview this week with CNN, Steele hinted at the possibility of running for the presidency in 2012.

Steele is quoted as saying if he decides to run for president "it'll be because that's where God wants me to be at that time".

This man was elected RNC Chairman in order to unify the party and craft a sound message that will resonate with voters. But Steele is treating this as another line on his resume, a starting point in his quest for the presidency.

As if his newly found presidential aspirations did not rattle party members enough, Steele went on to reaffirm his belief in a woman's right to choose.

He makes this distressing assertion as he prepares to attend the Right to Life Banquet in Evansville, Indiana next month. Evansville Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger has decided to boycott Steele's appearance.

Chairman Steele put his spin masters to work upon hearing this news and issued the following statement: ""I (Steele) am pro-life, always have been, always will be."

With Obama's poll numbers slipping on a daily basis and congressional approval waning as well, the RNC needs to get its house in order if it is hoping to make any gains in public opinion.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Angie Harmon has always been a classy Hollywood starlet. She rose to fame after starring in Law and Order and has been married to former NFL star Jason Sehorn since 2001.

Harmon and Sehorn are registered Republicans who both spoke at the 2004 Republican National Convention and supported John McCain's presidential bid last November.

Defending President Obama's socialist agenda is all the rage in Tinseltown these days, but an intelligent gal like Harmon is not having any part in it. She has been sticking to her conservative beliefs and has publicly criticized Obama's numerous failures to date.

Ms. Harmon is fed up with Hollywood liberals and had this to say about how she is treated by her colleagues after disagreeing with their Messiah."If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President..."

Kudos to Ms. Harmon for sticking to principle and standing up against Hollywood elites. It is a shame there are not more starlets out there like her.

When asked about her personal favorites within the GOP and who has the most potential as a presidential nominee in 2012, Harmon left little doubt that she is a steadfast supporter of Governor Palin.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Obama Code

The teleprompter screens were conspicuously absent.

The American people were meant to believe that the President was speaking from his heart; his own words were being delivered to the electorate.

But it was not to last...

Obama had instead moved to a giant television screen placed in the back of the room.

This press conference was going to be more of the same empty rhetoric being read off of a screen.

Obama said the current economic turmoil was the result of "many years and many failures" and going on to say "This allusion of prosperity has endangered us all".

What is he running for now? The campaign season ended nearly five months ago. What does he gain by continually bashing President Bush and the Republicans?

"The only problems we've had is from contracts which were in place before we took over".

None of this mess is President Obama's fault folks.

Tim Geithner, Joe Biden, Barney Frank, Rahm Emanuel- They have done nothing wrong these past 65 days.

Now these lines would be funny if these men did not actually believe them to be true. They have the audacity to blame the entirety of this economic mess on the Bush administration.

This is more of the same from the left. After hearing the sham press conference last night I am convinced I have cracked the code of the left.

The following is something I am sure is written in some liberal handbook somewhere...
Blame. Anger. Fear. These are the tenets of the Obama administration.

Blame- Fault the Bush administration and conservatives for the economic downturn. It has nothing to do with living outside your own personal means or natural declines in free markets. Blame the right.

Anger- Get mad. Loathe your opposition. Shut them out of the debates entirely.

Fear- Become so afraid that you think the only entity remaining to protect you is a massive government. You need big government to survive. You are helpless without it.
America can stand up against this. We know that each of us has the ability to get through these difficult times without reckless government intrusion.

Obama is using this economic crisis as a mandate to liberalize America.

Now is the time for conservatives to say in unison "No More".

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Primetime Tuesday

At 7:00 tonight, President Obama will take to the airwaves in en effort to sell his economic plan to the American public for a second time.

Poll numbers conducted since his initial unveiling of his economic proposals have shown significant decline in the past weeks. As the public begins to further educate themselves on the details, the more opposed they have become.

The whole country has watched as political softballs were lobbed towards the President in heavily scripted and rehearsed press conferences.

But tonight marks an historic opportunity for the news media: With Obama's popularity shrinking everyday, will they now begin to uphold their journalistic obligation to ask the tough questions the public wants to know?

The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the more centrist Politico.com all have articles regarding what they want to hear asked of Obama this evening.

The questions are hard hitting and warrant answers. They range from "Who are you listening to most regarding economic policy?" to "What has been your biggest mistake and what have you learned from it?"

I sincerely hope that we see a genuine back and forth between the media and the President and not another teleprompter assisted, recapitulated performance from Obama.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hey Arnold!

Back from vacation and reenergized, the Casanova is contented to return to the blogosphere.

Governor Schwarzenegger of California places an (R) following his name but holds little else in common with the party.

Michele-a devoted reader and proud conservative- often warns against RINOs (Republican in name only) infiltrating the party. There is no mistake here; Arnold is the quintessential RINO.

During his tenure as Governor, California's taxes exponentially increased along with wasteful spending. Now California faces an economic collapse but the "Governator" is bewildered at how the state got there.

Since his election in 2003, he has moved gradually to the left with each passing year. He appointed Susan Kennedy, a Democrat, to serve as his Chief of Staff. He has been referenced as one of the "greenest Governors" by various environmentalists.

During an interview on NBC's Meet The Press, Schwarzenegger defended President Obama's abhorrent gaffe on the Special Olympics and said "I know his heart is in the right place".

As Governor of California, Ronald Reagan was successful because he pulled the entire state to the right. As President, he employed the same tactic and swayed the American electorate towards a conservative mentality.

Arnold takes a different approach. He ran as a conservative and has since shifted leftwards.

Politicians like Arnold are the reason the GOP has lost its identity. They are the reason for the confusion and electoral defeats.

Republicans need to band together and give the boot to the Governator.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Regardless of the increasing volatility within the stock market, growing unemployment, and escalating spending, President Obama's approval ratings remain relatively high.

Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC was defending the president's record saying "It's only been 50 days". There is no doubt that her dialogue would be quite different if Senator McCain had emerged victorious.

Despite what the polls might say, there is no denying that President Obama has lost considerable momentum. He has alienated members of his own party while completely ostracizing the GOP.

Is this change? Is this a new direction for America?

President Obama railed against earmarks during his campaign and yet has just signed a bill that includes more than 9,000 pet projects.

He has not passed meaningful legislation that will pull this country out of recession. He has not offered ideas as to curbing the national debt. The only work he has done since taking his oath has been a commitment to the destruction of human life in using taxpayer money to promote abortions throughout the world as well as funding embryonic stem cell research.

America can ill afford to continue giving him the benefit of the doubt.

The N Word

To my loyal readers: I must warn you, this is the most controversial article of which I have ever written.

The N word has no place in today's society. I will never condone it by anyone.

The View, of which I consider to be my guiltiest pleasure, has tackled this subject in the past.

The N word simply has no place in today's society.

It conjures up a view of America as racist, discriminatory, and hateful.

Why is it acceptable for rappers to employ this term at their will?

Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepard, two African American hosts of The View, argue that it is their right to make the term their own.

But why?

Why must we revert ourselves back to a bleak period of American history?

This heinous word has no place in modern times. I will never condone any usage of it as it is an archaic and asinine term.

In no way is it productive, and it serves no purpose in progressing this great nation.

Sadly, the African American community has tried to adapt this word into their pop culture everyday vocabulary yet it does nothing to bridge the racial divide within this country.

The sooner we can do away with this antiquated terminology, the less divisive America will become.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Quick Query

A recent article in a political magazine read "Do political campaigns even matter anymore?"

It is a complex question filled with ambiguity. I decided to respond here.

Americans function largely on self-interest. The economic climate and an individual's personal financial state are the primary factors for the majority of voters. If a person's stocks are in a windfall and he has gainful employment, he will see no need to shake up the status quo. If his portfolio is in a tailspin and he finds his wallet a great deal lighter, he will seek new leadership.

A campaign is not so much about finding the right message as it is avoiding the wrong one. In 1984 Walter Mondale explicitly told the voters he would raise their taxes during a televised debate. This struck a nerve with America and resulted in a landslide win for President Reagan.

In September 2008 Senator McCain was quoted during a press conference saying "The fundamentals of our economy are still strong". Obama and the DNC were relentless in airing this clip repeatedly and in post-election polls, is a major reason for the Senator's defeat.

So yes, the campaign still matters.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Crack In The Foundation

"The United States does not negotiate with terrorists".

This has been America's bedrock foundation throughout modern history.

Presidents the likes of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Reagan and George W. Bush have all reaffirmed that standard belief during their respective presidencies.

So why does President Obama feel he is exempt from this?

Recently he drew a lot of flak for admitting he would like to sit down with "moderate members" of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

To many including myself, "moderate members" of the Taliban still remain malevolent murderers.

"Moderates" do not exist when it comes to dealing with Islamic fundamentalism. They are beyond logic, reason and sensibility.

Attempts at negotiation with them is an act of futility because their warped ideology tells them not to rest until the infidels have been driven from the face of the earth.

And now the leader of the free world will legitimize their position by opening an actual dialogue with them?

Consider this: Obama is more than willing to sit down with bona fide terrorists but is too afraid to share a beer with Sean Hannity.

Monday, March 9, 2009


President Obama signed a bill today that lifts the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

He went on to state during the ceremony that human cloning is "dangerous" and "profoundly wrong".

As per usual with the Messiah, his record does not match his rhetoric.

While in the Senate, he cosponsored a bill protecting an institution's rights to create a human clone only to then destroy its cells in the name of scientific research.

The science-ethics debate has been occuring since the beginning of time. But with new technologies and advancements the discussion has become increasingly essential.

Destroying human life for scientific study is both dangerous and wrong. There are new technologies that do not require the destuction of human life being discovered each and every day that hold the same potential without raising any moral or ethical questions.

Removing the human element from this debate; there is another perspective from which one should be concerned by today's announcement.

In this era of a deepening recession with massive government expenditures and growing national debt, how does the federal government justify additional spending on embryonic stem cell research at this time?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Not Funny

President Obama placed a call from the Oval Office to The New York Times today to clarify yesterday's gaffe. When asked by a Times reporter "Are you a socialist as some people have suggested?" the President gave an ambiguous answer and brushed the implication off as a mere joke.

Obama's handlers must have alerted him to the potential controversy his comments might spark. He gave a lengthy clarification today, blaming the failures of the Bush administration for the need to create such an enormous "spending" (not stimulus) bill.

What does it say when even The New York Times is concerned that Obama's policies resemble a socialist agenda?

The bottom line: Socialism is spreading throughout this country and that is nothing to joke about.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Double Trouble

I wrote earlier today regarding the tension within the Republican Party as they struggle to unite behind their leadership.

But in the interests of full disclosure I feel it necessary to point out the anxiety within the Democrat Party as well.

President Obama has not had smooth sailing since January 20th and has proven the mandate he claims to hold is worthless.

Senior members of Congress are now balking at his leadership (or lack thereof) as evidenced today when House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer claimed "I don’t think the White House has the ability to tell us what to.”

Hoyer was speaking in reference to Obama's plan to reform earmark spending. Hoyer was quick to point out that his party's leader had earmarks himself while in the Senate for projects in Illinois.

The dissension among members of both parties is stemming out of frustration. The liberals are upset with Obama for not wholly adopting their plan to socialize America and Republicans are angry that no single voice has yet to present himself (or herself) as a viable representative of conservative philosophy.

Governor Jindal did his very best last week in the toughest of scenarios but his stumbling proved troublesome to those who had pegged him as the future leader of the party.

There is much talent within the GOP and it is only a matter of time before a true conservative steps up, takes the reins, and leads the party back to prosperity.

The Elephant In The Room

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held over the weekend and featured a wide array of speakers ranging from Ron Paul to Rush Limbaugh.

A straw poll was conducted asking who should be the presidential nominee and Governor Mitt Romney, for the second consecutive year, emerged victorious.

It all concluded Saturday evening with a keynote address from El Rushbo.

To the casual observer the conference was a great success and a crucial step in uniting the GOP.

But that sense of "unity" was not to last.

In an interview on CNN, the new chairman of the RNC Michael Steele brushed off Limbaugh's address and dismissed him as merely "an entertainer".

When asked if Rush was the leader of Republicans Steele denied the claim saying "I am the head [of the GOP]..."

Steele's comments have sparked outrage from the more than 20 million listeners who tune into Limbaugh each day.

The news media and the White House have been fueling this fire since it flared up over the weekend.

The fact of the matter is that the longer Republicans refuse to acknowledge the disarray among the ranks, the more the situation will deteriorate.

Steele, during his short tenure as RNC Chairman, has disappointed conservatives including the Casanova for his unwillingness to acknowledge the conservative side of the party. He has been focused too much on bringing new members to the party at any cost and has ignored much of the conservative base thus far.

Chairman Steele's comments were foolish and the seasoned political veteran that he is should have known the backlash that would ensue.