“Compromise that’s not a solution is a waste of time.”

“Compromise that’s not a solution is a waste of time.” — Marco Rubio on the Senate Floor.

In the debt limit discussions, I keep hearing about “compromise” from Democrats and supporters of those same Democrats talk about how bad Washington is because there’s no “compromise”.

Well, Marco Rubio is right.  Compromise for its own sake is worthless. 

Besides, compromise to Democrats is “roll over and give us what we want, GOP.”  To so-called moderates, compromise means telling Republicans to get rid of their principles and make a deal.

Watch all of Rubio’s speech…it’s a good one!  And done without a teleprompter!

Make sure to watch around 6 minute mark where Rubio completely destroys the arguments of Obama, Biden and Reid on the debt ceiling.  Rubio shines a spotlight on the hypocrisy of the Socialist Three Musketeers.

And….Rubio obliterates the validity of calling smart tea party Americans “extremists” on raising the debt ceiling.  There is not a principle one that resides within Obama, Biden, Reid, Kerry and a large contingent of other Democrats on this issue and most others.

The other great quotable quote is this one:

To the Senator from Massachusetts I would say that it is impossible to negotiate with someone who doesn’t have a plan” — Marco Rubio (FL)

This response was a direct hit to the dry and ignorant protests of John Kerry….who once served in Vietnam.


U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time.

Union thugs vs. America

(Source: Doug Ross@Journal - http://directorblue.blogspot.com)

This week has brought us a turn of events in Wisconsin that should be bothersome to any clear-headed American.

Governor Scott Walker and the Republican legislature have been tasked, by the voters of Wisconsin, to close a huge hole in the state budgets.

They are voting on legislation to reduce the overblown influence and financial train wreck that is the public unions.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has demanded that state workers contribute roughly 5.8 percent of their wages toward their retirement. He wants them to pay for 12 percent of their health-care premiums. Those modest employee contributions would be the envy of many workers in the private sector.

Walker wants government officials to have authority to reshape public-employee benefits without collective bargaining. Walker wouldn’t remove the right of unions to bargain for wages.

Yep, he is asking the union members/teachers to help close the fiscal hole by receiving benefits that are still wildly better than the average private sector job.

As the free-market MacIver Institute in Wisconsin points out, the benefits concessions Walker is asking public union workers to make would still maintain their health insurance contribution rates at the second-lowest among Midwest states for family coverage. Moreover, a new analysis by benefits think tank HCTrends shows that the new rate “would also be less than the employee contributions required at 85 percent of large Milwaukee_area employers.”

Now you have union thugs from all over America, backed and instigated by President Obama, organizing protests in Wisconsin.  From the Washington Post:

The president’s political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to get thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.

Now the coordination by Dems and Obama  is spreading to other states:

Their efforts began to spread, as thousands of labor supporters turned out for a hearing in Columbus, Ohio, to protest a measure from Gov. John Kasich (R) that would cut collective-bargaining rights.

By the end of the day, Democratic Party officials were organizing additional demonstrations in Ohio and Indiana, where an effort is underway to trim benefits for public workers. Some union activists predicted similar protests in Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

And the protesters in Wisconsin have been vile , “uncivil“, and violent in their protests.  Somehow that has escaped the heavy breathing hysterics generated by the media after the Giffords shooting and subsequent blame placed upon “uncivil” Republicans.

Worse, teachers have walked off their jobs, some with willing (?) students in tow, to attend the protests.  These teachers should be fired for lying and for walking off their jobs.

I find it ironic that the very people being asked to accept benefits in line with the private sector feel so put-upon….but those same employees have been allowed to walk off of their jobs and, so far anyway, still have their jobs.  What private sector company allows that to happen?

This is not about the “children”, about a love of teaching, or about “fairness”.  This is about union thugs who see their immense power being stripped away.  These very unions in Wisconsin REQUIRE that teachers become members and take their money from them for dues.  But they call out the Wisconsin governor as the so-called “dictator”.    In actuality, the Wisconsin governor was democratically elected and is fulfilling his duty as such…as are the Republican legislators.  The Democratic legislators in Wisconsin have chosen, amidst the impending vote yesterday, to mimic the teachers and walk off of their jobs….all in the name of “freedom” and “democracy”.

And further, from the Chicago Tribune opinion pages:

Public sentiment is changing. There is a growing sense that public-sector unions are not battling for better, safer workplaces. They’re not battling unscrupulous employers. They’re battling … the common good.

These people would not know the “common good”,  democracy, freedom and TRUTH if it all came up and bit them in the butt…..which, hopefully, it is about to do.

The creation of public-sector unions has created massive corruption and entitlement mentalities among its members.  The original union intent of protecting employees has, especially in the public sector, become nothing but a power force for Democratic politicians and an entitlement generator for less-than-stellar workers and inefficient production.  Chicago-Tribune:

Private-sector union membership has declined over the years, while public-sector unions have thrived. One reason: In the private sector, unions and management may argue but they have a common cause. They understand that if their company cannot compete, it will fold and no one will have a job. Look what happened to the U.S. auto industry.

Governments don’t operate under the constraints of market forces. They operate under political forces. Public unions play an inordinate role in the selection of management — witness the heavy union support for Gov. Pat Quinn’s election last year. In Illinois, labor and management, Republicans and Democrats, have been complicit over the years in overpromising wages and benefits. In negotiations, they essentially sit on the same side of the table: Public officials who generously compensate workers tend to reap votes, contributions and campaign work from those same employees and their unions.

This is the fight upon which we have found ourselves in Obama’s America.  The agitator-in-chief has what he wants….his paid, organized thugs whipping up a frenzy worse than anything the Tea Party has been accused of doing.   Obama wants this tension, he wants the continued campaign revenue that freely flows from the teachers’ pockets, to the union thugs, to the Democratic Party and to Obama.

It is a disgusting display by a President.  And the greedy socialists marching for made-up “rights” are disgusting excuses for Americans….and worse-than-bad examples of “teachers”.

Speaker John Boehner posted on Facebook today a clear message to Obama:

President Obama this week attacked Gov. Scott Walker’s effort to get Wisconsin’s budget under control, even sending in the Democratic National Committee to spread disinformation. If the president truly wants an “adult conversation” about our fiscal challenges, shouting down reform-minded leaders is a bad way to start. Call off the attacks and lead, Mr. President.
Keep up the pressure, Speaker Boehner….and keep a steel spine in Wisconsin Gov. Walker and Republican legislators. 

Quote of the day

I found this quote by commenter at RedState.  I had never heard this one before.  Like it!

They say Republicans are for the rich, Democrats are for the poor.
If they need more voters, then they have to make more of who they are for.

Think about it…

NO COMPROMISE, GOP: 33% of Democrats in newly elected House caucus as Socialists Progressives

Back in August, Gateway Pundit posted about the 70+ Congressional members who he claimed caucus as American Socialists….all of them Democrats (of course).  However, with further review, it appears the linked information is actually a list of  members of the Democratic Progressive Caucus.  The list includes the 76 members of the 111th Congress in the caucus.

Now, while the list doesn’t say Socialists, I think a huge argument could be made that most, if not all of these members of the caucus, have socialist leanings.  After all, here are the views of the caucus:

…organized around the principles of social and economic justice, a non-discriminatory society, and national priorities which represent the interests of all people, not just the wealthy and powerful

One view of Socialism, found at Wiki:

Socialists generally share the view that capitalism concentrates power and wealth within a small segment of society that controls the means of production and derives its wealth through a system of exploitation. This creates a stratified society based on unequal social relations that fails to provide equal opportunities for every individual to maximize their potential,[14] and does not utilise available technology and resources to their maximum potential in the interests of the public[15], and focuses on satisfying market-induced wants as opposed to human needs. Socialists argue that socialism would allow for wealth to be distributed based on how much one contributes to society, as opposed to how much capital one holds.

Social and Economic Justice=Redistribution.  References to the wealthy and powerful are typical class warfare strategies.  Besides, the 111th Congress that was just thrown out on its ear has been the most Leftist and Socialist in our history.

Progressive is Socialism by another name.  So now that we have established that…..

I thought it would be interesting to see how many of these listed Socialists “Progressives” were re-elected on November 2.

Of the 76 “admitted” Socialists “Progressives” in the last Congress, a whopping 64 Socialists “Progressives” were re-elected in the House last Tuesday.
And most all of those were by a wide margin.

Only 3 of those Socialists “Progressives” who ran lost their elections.  Nine of these Socialists “Progressives” either didn’t run again, won other offices, or are no longer in the Congress for other reasons. 

Politico.com currently has the latest numbers for Democrats in the new House at 196.  

 Of all Democrats in the newly elected House, 33% of them caucus as Socialists “Progressives”. And that doesn’t include the Democrats who have yet to admit their Socialist “Progressive” leanings because it is not popular in most areas of the country.

I thought this analysis was interesting because despite the red wave on Tuesday, our country has several pockets where the majority of citizens are just fine with a Socialist “Progressive” representing their views in Congress. We know this because they re-elected them.

This tells me that the Republicans who were elected in a big wave majority had better stick to Constitutional Conservatism.   That is what the red wave was all about on Tuesday.  That wave resulted in a Republican majority in the House, 30+ governorships in the hands of Republicans, and multitudes of State legislatures now run by Republicans.

The red wave represents the vast majority of Americans who are speaking very loudly AGAINST the Socialist “Progressive” policies of the Obama administration and the Democratic-led Congress.  We’ve spoken and we want our Constitution to be followed.

Constitutional Conservatism is the moderate/centrist position in this country.  After all, the principles of the Constitution and the intentions of our Founders can only be considered as the average or center view of how this country should be operating.    Nothing else is a centrist view.   

It pains me to hear pundits/leaders/Obama and others talk about this clear voter correction on Tuesday consists of radicals who are reacting to “fear” or who “don’t understand” what good has been done. 

Sorry, but we do understand.  OUR position is moderate and we are pulling this country back from the Leftist radical abyss we’ve been swimming since Obama and Dems began their “rule” by implementing policies against the will of the people.

Constitutional Conservatism means closing the borders and fostering ONLY legal immigration; drastically reducing the size of government; halting current spending levels and substantially rolling them back; implement a plan for reversing the $15 Trillion debt our Federal government has generated; it means honoring state sovereignty; rolling back the federal control of our education system; providing the necessary resources for the defense of our country; free markets;  free-market healthcare; and much more.

These views ARE Constitutional and THE moderate position in this country.

Socialism “Progressivism” is not moderate…it is radical.  33% of Democrats in Congress are clearly radicals.  

NOTE TO REPUBLICANS:   There must be no compromise with Obama and the Democrats.  They are the radicals.  The American people who ushered in this red wave are the moderates.  Most of these Democrats may represent the radicals in their districts, but they do not represent the Constitution nor the principles of a free, limited government.  We want Constitutional Conservatism.  There is no compromising those principles. 

Quote of the Day: Vote on Tuesday with a passion….

“Vote on Tuesday with a passion as if you have never voted before.”
– Victor Davis Hanson

Be the wave!!!!

Read Hanson’s latest column, The Inexplicables, at Pajamas Media.

Democrats and Voter Fraud

Just in the last two days, many news and blog sources are reporting voter irregularities, fraudulent voter registrations, and issues with absentee ballots.

In all cases I’ve seen, the effects of the fraud/irregularities favor the Democrats or the acts are being perpetrated by Democrats.

I said this to some family members just last night —

Voter fraud seems to be incrementally more rampant with each election.  In addition, we have the courts and Eric Holder’s DOJ advocating in the direction of voter fraud.

To me, this is almost more serious than Obama’s failed stimulus, the Democratic-led force-feeding of Socialism in America, the disastrous Obamacare and more.

Why?  We have always known that our votes are the way to change what we don’t like in our government.  The more fraud and outright government support of fraudulent activity that we endure, the less trust we have in our voting process.  If Americans lose trust in their ability to vote and have it counted fairly, we lose the last vestiges of trust left in our system.  Our votes will mean about as much as they do in a Venezuelan vote or one in any third world country where the corrupt manipulate the votes in order to keep/gain power.

I mean we already seem to be on the fine line of that corruption overtaking our voting system, even with this upcoming election.   Examples:

Michelle Malkin has exhaustively documented many cases of potential fraud (not listed on this post)  that have already occurred here and here.  I encourage you to read about it and be armed with information when you go vote.

Where is the NY Times?  Where is the outcry from the Leftists on voter fraud?  Where is the DOJ?

The NY Times is more worried about poll watchers than illegals/ineligibles/dead people getting to vote.  

The Leftists are silent.

The DOJ chooses to ignore the law and, therefore, advocate the disenfranchisement of military voters.

How can you help defeat cheating at the polls? 

Take pictures of any irregularities.  Use your camera phone.   Point it out to poll officials.  Use the new American Majority voter fraud reporting app.

As Michelle Malkin points out, be ever vigilant:

Vigilance plus citizen media plus the willingness to be sued for blowing the whistle equals the best defense for voter fraud. We must all be voter fraud watchers now.

Go Vote and make it count!  We need all votes in order to overcome the “margin of fraud” by Democrats!