Should We Eliminate The U.S. Department of Education? – Patriot Update

Should We Eliminate The U.S. Department of Education? – Patriot Update.

by David L. Goetsch

Do you remember the Republican presidential debate in which Governor Rick Perry had an embarrassing moment of forgetfulness when asked to name three federal government departments he would eliminate?  Perry supporters were horrified. Even his opponents on the stage were embarrassed for him. Liberal members of the media, on the other hand, could hardly contain their glee as they replayed the embarrassing moment ad nauseam.

I saw the situation differently.  I liked Governor Perry and thought he was a better candidate than his debate performances had shown.  His response did not bother me.  Momentary memory lapses are common enough, especially for people over the age of 50. What did bother me was that the governor had missed a golden opportunity to make an important point by turning the question around on his liberal inquisitor. The response I wanted to hear Perry give was:  Just three? I can’t name three government departments I would keep.  This response would have made the critical point that the federal budget will not be brought under control until the beltway bureaucracy is brought under control.

Given the chance to eliminate government departments, a good place to start would be the U.S. Department of Education.  Why the Department of Education?  Three reasons: 1) It is unconstitutional, 2) It contributes nothing to the betterment of education at the local level, and 3) It pushes a political agenda that is at odds with a substantial segment of the American population.

As to the constitutionality of the Department of Education, Article 1, Section 8 does not even mention education as an enumerated power.  Consequently, a liberal Supreme Court had to stretch the commerce clause way out of shape to use it as the rationale for justifying the U.S. Department of Education.  Misapplication of the commerce clause has been a favorite strategy of liberal Supreme Court justices for a long time.

According to Charles Murray, author of the book, Real Education, “American education had been improving since World War II.  Then, when the federal government began to get involved, it got worse…The overall data on the performance of American K-12 students give no reason to think that federal involvement, which took the form of the Department of Education after 1979, has been an engine of improvement…the long, intrusive, expensive role of the federal government in K-12 education does not have any credible evidence for a positive effect on American education.”  If the U.S. Department of Education does not make a substantial positive difference in student performance—and it doesn’t—why continue to waste millions of taxpayer dollars every year funding it?

Perhaps the worst aspect of the Department of Education is that it has become a giant propaganda machine funded by taxpayer dollars to advance an agenda that runs counter to the values of many Americans.  The Department of Education is a huge entrenched bureaucracy controlled by the left. It uses the power of the purse to indoctrinate administrators, teachers, and students in ways that encourage homosexuality, revisionist history, multiculturalism, and socialism.  In the process, its programs emphasize self-esteem over self-discipline, victimhood over personal responsibility, compliance over individual liberty, and entitlement mentality over the work ethic.  Even Ronald Reagan failed to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education when he could and should have.  Let’s hope the next president won’t make the same mistake.

My Endorsement for President – Chuck Norris – Townhall Conservative

My Endorsement for President – Chuck Norris – Townhall Conservative.

Our republic as our Founding Fathers created it is under assault from extremists outside our country and anti-constitutionalists inside our country. Combine that with the flailing American economy and global markets and you see that Western civilization is on the brink, as experts and all the GOP presidential candidates agree.

President Barack Obama has tried and failed miserably to fix our economy, deepening us and our posterity into more than $6 trillion of additional national debt — something he criticized former President George W. Bush for as “unpatriotic” and “irresponsible.” Yet the unemployment rate remains at a higher level than it was when Obama was elected, and the dollar is as unstable as the Middle East.

Now is not the time to be mincing through minutiae and fighting with fellow party members. Rome is burning, and we need to appoint the best firefighters possible to rush in and put out the fire. What’s critical at this point is to appoint a commander in chief who can clearly lead America to a more solvent and secure future.

No man or candidate is perfect. We all have skeletons in our closets. If buried bones become unforgivable bones of contention, the world will never know another Benjamin Franklin or King David. We must remember that we’re electing a president, not a pastor or pope. The mainstream media and a billion-dollar campaign coffer are on the president’s side, so we need a veteran of political war who already has fought Goliath, because he will be facing Goliath’s bigger brother.

In the past few editions of my weekly column, I detailed 10 questions to find our next president, in no particular order of importance. I proposed that the name of the candidate that fills the majority of the answers deserves readers’ votes.

1) Who is most committed to follow and lead by the U.S. Constitution?

2) Who has the greatest ability to rally, unify and mobilize citizens across political and societal spectrums?

3) Who has the best working comprehension of America?

4) Who has the best ability to influence a volatile world away from the brink of destruction?

5) Who has clear and present moral fortitude?

6) Who has the best chance of beating President Obama, in and outside of debates?

7) Who has the best abilities to lead Washington politics and politicians?

8) Who has the best plan and leadership ability to restore America’s economy?

9) Who is the most fiscally prudent?

10) Who has demonstrated the highest regard for human life?

My wife, Gena, and I sincerely believe that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the answer to most of those questions and deserves our endorsement and votes.

We agree with our friend and governor of the great state of Texas, Rick Perry, who suspended his campaign and endorsed Gingrich. He said Newt “has the heart of a conservative reformer.” We believe that Newt’s experience, leadership, knowledge, wisdom, faith and even humility to learn from his failures (personal and public) can return America to its glory days. And he is the best man left on the battlefield to outwit, outplay and outlast Obama and his campaign machine.

I would only challenge and call on Newt to fulfill the rallying strategy he outlined in South Carolina in November by utilizing the expertise and skill sets of the other GOP presidential candidates (even those who have bowed out) in his future administration. Newt explained:

“I do approach this whole campaign, I think, differently from everybody else. We have a number of friends who are also running. We have no opponents except Barack Obama. I think that’s very important. I think (Abraham) Lincoln was very wise, as was captured in a book called ‘Team of Rivals.’ … Literally everybody who was his opponent ended up in the Cabinet because he needed all of them in order to be able to put together the political power during the crisis that we faced. I would say the same thing. I don’t know of a single person currently running who wouldn’t be a very effective member of an administrative team and who doesn’t have real talent and, in some way … a unique strength. So I don’t have any opponents on the Republican side.”

As Gov. Perry said during his “strategic retreat” (citing Gen. Sam Houston) from the GOP presidential race, “this mission is greater than any one man.”

I’m tired of watching our country be torn to shreds by those who think the answer is more government debt and control. I’m tired of being in bondage to a tax system that robs U.S. citizens as the king of England did before the Revolution. I’m tired of watching our sovereignty be sold by foreign loans and loose borders. And I will not sit back and merely watch this decay and degradation of the U.S. and then hand it over to my children and grandchildren to deal with.

That is why Gena and I have committed the rest of our lives to help Old Glory rise again to its heights of splendor. And that is why we are endorsing and standing with Newt Gingrich, because we believe he can lead all of us who have committed to the same.

If you’re ready to keep fighting the good fight and once and for all restore our republic, then I invite you to join Gena and me by endorsing, rallying behind and voting for Newt Gingrich as GOP nominee and then president of the United States.

Chuck Norris

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PERRY: Eric Holder must go – Washington Times

 

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PERRY: Eric Holder must go – Washington Times.

Attorney general should resign or be fired

By Gov. Rick PerryThe Washington Times

Ever since the Department of Justice’s gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious became public, the Obama administration’s response has been slow and infuriating. Of particular concern is Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s lack of candor concerning what he knew and when he knew it.

This is not a typical case of bureaucratic bungling. A 40-year-old Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, and possibly a U.S. immigration agent, are dead because of a horribly ill-conceived Justice Department operation that went tragically wrong.

Hundreds of Fast and Furious firearms have been implicated in criminal activity, and another 1,400 firearms are on the street because the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives engaged in gun-walking – the selling of firearms to straw purchasers in an attempt to locate major weapons traffickers in Mexico. This controversial tactic, involving thousands of weapons, means that brave law enforcement personnel along the border remain at risk.

As details come to light, a larger shadow has been cast on Mr. Holder. When initially asked under oath to say when he first knew about Fast and Furious, Mr. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee on May 3, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

But the evidence casts serious doubt over that claim. First, President Obama had commented publicly on the operation, noting on March 22 – more than a month before Mr. Holder’s sworn statement – that an inspector general had been assigned to investigate the matter.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had sent a letter to the Justice Department on Feb. 16 requesting documents on Fast and Furious. That Mr. Holder did not know about Fast and Furious before Mr. Grassley’s letter and Mr. Obama’s public comments is simply inconceivable.

Perhaps more damning is that records show Mr. Holder was briefed about the operation as far back as July 2010, when the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael F. Walther, sent Mr. Holder a written memo that his agency would assist in the investigation of a gun trafficker who had acquired weapons under Fast and Furious. Another memo, from Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, notified Mr. Holder of a sealed Justice Department indictment against weapons traffickers in Arizona.

Mr. Holder’s proclaimed ignorance leaves Americans to draw one of two conclusions: Either he is guilty of extraordinary bureaucratic incompetence or he is guilty of a cover-up meant to shield him from the consequences of an operation that has left at least one federal agent dead and continues to imperil many more.

Either way, it is high time for Mr. Holder to step down. If he refuses to resign, Mr. Obama must fire him immediately.

Under the attorney general’s leadership, our nation’s top law enforcement agency proactively armed some of the most dangerous criminal organizations in North America, and at least one American is dead as a direct result. The damage done to Mr. Holder’s credibility is irreparable.

Moreover, Mr. Holder never apologized to – or even spoke with – the family of slain Border Patrol Agent Terry until he was confronted by Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, earlier this month, nearly a year after Terry’s murder.

Drug violence is a serious threat to the United States and our citizens as cartels wage a bloody turf war. Additionally, as Mr. Holder himself announced recently, an Iranian national has been arrested for seeking the assistance of Mexican drug-cartel members in a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador in Washington.

Mexican drug cartels are a clear and present danger to America. More than 35,000 people have been killed in that country’s drug war in the past five years alone, and the violence threatens to spill across our border every day.

America simply cannot tolerate an attorney general who arms the very criminals he is supposed to protect us from and then refuses to comfort the grieving parents of a slain Border Patrol agent. Nor can we tolerate a president who lacks the courage to take decisive action in restoring justice to the Department of Justice.

It is time for Mr. Holder to go.

Gov. Rick Perry is a Texas Republican and GOP candidate for president.

MILLER: Stop the spending – Washington Times

MILLER: Stop the spending – Washington Times.

GOP presidential candidates outline plans to scale back government

By Emily Miller – The Washington Times

President Obama is burning a hole in Uncle Sam’s pocket. Since he won the White House in 2009, the public debt has swelled by $4.3 trillion. Instead of trying to stem this flow of red ink, Mr. Obama is campaigning for more spending with a $467 billion stimulus bill. He doesn’t get it. Conservative candidates for his job are ready to sew up the hole.

At the Michigan debate on Wednesday, Rick Perry’s cringe-inducing memory lapse drew attention away from serious proposals to rein in reckless expenditures. The Texas governor said that he’d save money by getting rid of “three agencies of government, when I get there, that are gone: Commerce, Education and the – what’s the third one there? – let’s see.”

He meant to add the Department of Energy as part of a strategy that includes cutting $100 billion in nondefense, discretionary spending in his first year; capping spending at 18 percent of gross domestic product (GDP); freezing bureaucrat salaries and hiring; repealing Obamacare; and ending baseline budgeting.

Ron Paul suggested in the debate that Mr. Perry up the ante and name five departments to eliminate. The Texas congressman wants to close the Perry three, plus Housing and Urban Development and the Interior Department.

Mitt Romney tried to rescue Mr. Perry by offering the Environmental Protection Agency for the chopping block. The former Massachusetts governor recently unveiled his own plan to cut spending modeled on the congressional Republican “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill. He would immediately adopt the House GOP budget, which was ignored by Senate Democrats, to scale back nondefense, discretionary spending to pre-Obama 2008 levels.

“We can’t continue to put at risk the greatest nation in the history of the earth because of the profligate spending that’s going on in Washington, D.C.,” he said.

By the end of his first term, Mr. Romney aims at trimming spending from the current 24 percent of gross domestic product to 20 percent. He estimates that would cut $500 billion from the budget in 2016 alone.

Big government programs would be eliminated, slashed or sent back to the states. He’d eliminate Obamacare, saving $95 billion; he’d erase Title X Family Planning Funding ($100 million); privatize Amtrak ($1.6 billion); reduce foreign aid ($100 million); and cut back liberal slush funds at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities and the Legal Services Corporation ($600 billion).

Mr. Romney would shrink the bloated federal employee rolls by 10 percent, saving the taxpayer $4 billion. He’d also tie the compensation of the remaining bureaucrats to their private-sector counterparts, saving $47 billion. According to a recent analysis of the census, the average compensation for a federal employee in Washington, D.C. is $126,369.

The government can no longer spend so profligately without consequence. America has lost its AAA credit rating, suffers from 9 percent unemployment and is teetering on the brink of a double-dip recession. Finding a president willing to bring the federal government’s outlays back to reasonable levels will be the most important task for voters next year.

Emily Miller is a senior editor for the Opinion pages at The Washington Times.

PERRY: When I am president … – Washington Times

PERRY: When I am president … – Washington Times.

By Gov. Rick PerryThe Washington Times

Washington is broken and must be completely overhauled to get America working again.

The tinkering technocrats think Washington can be fixed with a pair of tweezers. I, on the other hand, think it will require a president with the courage to take a sledgehammer to the three pillars of big government: overspending, overtaxation and overregulation.

Upon taking the oath of office, I will take immediate executive action to begin dismantling the Washington establishment so we can rebuild the American economy from the foundation up.

First, I will issue an executive order prohibiting the Department of Health and Human Services from any further implementation of Obamacare until we can fully repeal this unconstitutional government mandate, which, if it stands, will diminish our health care and kill jobs.

Second, I will order federal agencies to begin opening American energy fields for exploration and development, which will kick-start economic growth, reduce our dependence on energy from hostile foreign sources and eventually create 1.2 million jobs across every sector of the economy. I also will work with Congress to ensure that new revenue generated from energy production on federal lands is used to pay down the national debt.

Third, I will impose an immediate moratorium on all pending federal regulations, during which government agencies must audit every measure passed since 2008 to determine its necessity and impact on job creation. Those measures that kill jobs will be repealed.

And fourth, I will deploy thousands of National Guard personnel to secure our southern border until we can provide the permanent increase in manpower, technology and fencing needed to protect the American homeland in the long run. If I am elected, Washington will no longer abdicate its constitutional responsibility to secure the border or force states to fend for themselves.

In addition to exercising executive authority during the first 100 days of my presidency, I also will lay out a sweeping legislative agenda that will fundamentally change the way Washington works.

My Cut, Balance and Grow plan will jolt our economy back to life by cutting taxes and spending, balancing the budget by 2020 and growing private-sector jobs.

With a 20 percent flat tax that will enable Americans to file their tax returns on a postcard, we will end the Internal Revenue Service as we know it.

My-flat tax proposal will derail the gravy train of lobbyists and lawyers feeding at the government trough by eliminating the loopholes and carve-outs that the biggest companies with the most lobbyists exploit to avoid paying any taxes whatsoever. My plan not only will level the playing field for small businesses, it will cut the corporate tax to make American employers of all sizes more competitive in the global marketplace and encourage job growth at home.

My plan also will force government to live within its means by cutting billions of dollars from discretionary spending, capping spending at 18 percent of gross domestic product and putting Congress on track to balance the budget by 2020.

Despite all the promises of reform, earmarks remain a congressional addiction. My plan will make Congress kick the habit cold turkey. Throughout my presidency, I will veto any budget that contains earmarks. The same goes for bailouts.

I am confident we can make progress on all of these reforms in the first 100 days. But ultimately, the status quo will never change until voters take back Washington.

As the federal government grows and grows, the ruling elites in Washington are insulated from the economic mess they created. Consider just two examples: While home prices have continued to slump in virtually every other region of the country over the past year, Washington bureaucrats have seen their homes increase in value, thanks in part to a surge in government spending.

And according to a Bloomberg analysis, Washington is now America’s richest metropolitan area on a per capita basis, surpassing even Silicon Valley. While millions of Americans have lost jobs since 2009, the average federal worker in our nation’s capital has seen his pay increase to more than $126,000 per year, including benefits.

This is simply obscene. As president, I will fight for an across-the-board pay freeze for Congress and all federal employees, excluding the military and public-safety workers, until the budget gets balanced.

There is a massive reality gap between the American people and the ruling elites in Washington. Our next president must have the courage to close it.

America cannot afford four more years of a president who continues on the course to economic ruin or a Republican alternative who simply tinkers with the status quo while the Washington establishment brazenly continues its spendthrift ways.

If I am elected, I will take a wrecking ball to the Washington establishment so we can get America working again.

Gov. Rick Perry is a Texas Republican and candidate for president.

Romneycare at work. – Tea Party Nation

Romneycare at work. – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

While Mitt Romney flip-flops all over the place, on all issues, including the infamous Romneycare, the truth comes out about how bad and how expensive it is, now five years later. 

 Massachusetts taxpayers might not have it so bad if they were not paying for health care for ILLEGAL ALIENS!

 From the Boston Herald:

 A dogged freshman lawmaker who refused to budge from the House chambers earlier this month until the Patrick administration came clean on how much taxpayers coughed up last year for free health care to illegal aliens finally got his answer yesterday: a whopping $93 million.

“I didn’t think it would take as much work as it did to answer such a simple question about how our tax dollars are spent,” state Rep. James J. Lyons Jr. told the Herald yesterday.

“My whole goal was to get the information and open the process up. (MassHealth spending) is a third of the state budget. That was what we highlighted to (Health and Human Services) Secretary (JudyAnn) Bigby.”

The 58-year-old Andover Republican — who bucked Beacon Hill by holding a sit-in in the House chambers two weeks ago — pried the shocking report from state officials. It showed that nearly 55,000 illegal immigrants received more than $93 million in MassHealth benefits for emergency medical services last year.

Watchdogs predicted that the report is likely to inspire deeper questions about the state’s lavish spending on health care for illegals. The staggering medical bill for poor and jobless residents was supposed to level off under the Bay State’s landmark universal health insurance plan enacted five years ago under the aegis of then-Gov.Mitt Romney.

  Meanwhile Romney continues to preach about his business acumen, yet Romneycare, which he designed for the State of Massachusetts is a job killer!

 Back in September, the Boston Herald released a copy of a report that showed Romneycare killed 18,000 jobs in the State of Massachusetts!

 The real horror of Romneycare is that it is like all other liberal programs.  It does not deliver what liberals like Romney promise.

 From Politico:

 Mitt Romney’s health care albatross isn’t just the similarity between his Massachusetts health care overhaul and President Barack Obama’s health reform law.

It’s also the fact that Massachusetts still has the highest health costs in the country — even after the reforms Romney signed into law as governor.

It’s a problem his Republican challengers are beginning to use against him, and it’s yet another health care issue that could keep him on the defensive in the primaries. But if he is the Republican nominee, it is unlikely to be a significant issue in the general election — in part because Obama can’t claim that his plan has gotten health costs under control, either.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has already gone after Romney on the issue, claiming the price of the Massachusetts reform law was too high. And Romney himself has admitted that his law didn’t reduce costs — putting him in the awkward position of promising to do at the national level what he couldn’t accomplish in his own state.

 So the long and short of it is, Massachusetts, after Romneycare is spending almost $100 million a year on healthcare for illegal aliens and his brilliant law has not held down costs in Massachusetts. 

 Can you imagine the damage he could cause as President?

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Border security is an extremely complicated issue — politically and logistically — but is also an increasingly dangerous and expensive issue.

The 2011-12 Texas budget includes a near doubling of the amount we spend on border security, from $108.5 million in the just-ended two-year budget to $219.5 million in the current plan.

Why? We’ve been told repeatedly states should stay out of the border security business as it’s the task of the federal government.

When Arizona became frustrated with the number of illegal aliens flowing across the border from Mexico, with illegal drugs passing into and beyond it and with the mounting violence that was part of the rampant lawlessness exhibited by foreigners and their citizen partners in crime, the federal government offered speeches and platitudes. When Arizona attempted to help the federal government by at least identifying and detaining those in the state illegally, the state was sued by a federal government that arguably needs all the help it can get.

Granted, securing the 1,959-mile border is a big job. One need only study a map to see its not a wide-open flat area in which trespassers are easy to spot or stop. In some areas, a fence makes sense. The 1,254-mile Texas-Mexico border, however, lies along the deepest channel of the Rio Grande as it flowed in 1848 — not exactly an ideal foundation for a border fence.

And, yes, the nation is spending roughly $9 billion a year in its attempt to secure the border, according to an Associated Press analysis.

The AP said funding for border security had tripled from 2001 to 2011 while 1.6 million illegal immigrants were detained in 2001 compared to 463,000 in 2010. From those statistics, one could reasonably conclude increased enforcement and the recession dampening opportunities on this side of the border had worked to stem the tide of illegal immigration.

However, the flow of drugs has not decreased. In 2010, the AP reported, a record amount of drugs were seized — but Mexican cartels responded by increasing shipments. In the meantime, the cartel-sponsored violence that has claimed more than 35,000 dead in Mexico periodically spills across the border.

What once was merely an issue of illegal immigrants in the country morphed into a multi-faceted monster of national security, personal safety, public health and economic stability.

When Gov. Rick Perry sent a bill to Washington requesting the state be reimbursed $349 million for the cost of incarcerating illegal immigrants who had committed crimes in Texas, it was dismissed as political grandstanding in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination. In reality, however, it was a reasonable request for the owner of the problem — the entity which claims singular authority for border security — to pick up the tab. Washington declined to ante up.

Now, Texas remains on the hook not only for jailing illegal immigrants who break the law but augmenting the federal effort to the tune of $110 million a year to keep us safe.

It’s time for Washington to get serious about national defense. Calls to secure the border can no longer be demagogued as mere racist rants. The drug violence has elevated the issue to a dangerous and expensive threat.

More Obama smoke and mirrors: – Tea Party Nation

More Obama smoke and mirrors: – Tea Party Nation.

Obama is at it again.  Word has already leaked that he is going to propose a $300 billion dollar spending program to “stimulate” the economy.

 Is Barack Obama insane?

 Actually yes.   If insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, the answer is overwhelmingly yes.

 Anyone remember the first stimulus package?  Remember in 2009, the $787 billion package that Obama pushed, promising with it the unemployment rate would not exceed 8%?  Oh yes, that program.  The unemployment rate is now 9.1%, the Dow is tanking and Obama wants to try the same thing again?

 From Yahoo:

 WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy weak and the public seething, President Barack Obama is expected to propose $300 billion in tax cuts and federal spending Thursday night to get Americans working again. Republicans offered Tuesday to compromise with him on jobs — but also assailed his plans in advance of his prime-time speech.

In effect, Obama will be hitting cleanup on a shortened holiday week, with Republican White House contender Mitt Romney releasing his jobs proposals on Tuesday and front-running Texas Gov. Rick Perry hoping to join his presidential rivals Wednesday evening on a nationally televised debate stage for the first time.

Lawmakers began returning to the Capitol to tackle legislation on jobs and federal deficits in an unforgiving political season spiced by the 2012 presidential campaign.

Adding to the mix: A bipartisan congressional committee is slated to hold its first public meeting on Thursday as it embarks on a quest for deficit cuts of $1.2 trillion or more over a decade. If there is no agreement, automatic spending cuts will take effect, a prospect that lawmakers in both parties have said they would like to avoid.

According to people familiar with the White House deliberations, two of the biggest measures in the president’s proposals for 2012 are expected to be a one-year extension of a payroll tax cut for workers and an extension of expiring jobless benefits. Together those two would total about $170 billion.

 Where do we start on this?  The federal spending is a joke.  It does not work?  The tax cuts are too small to have any meaningful impact. 

 Yesterday Mitt Romney introduced his 59-point economic plan. 

 59 points??

 While I am no fan of Mitt Romney, at least he has a plan and a better plan than Obama has.  We are two and a half years into the Obama regime.  Obama still wants to complain this is Bush’s fault.  Granted for the first year, there was little Obama could do as so much of what was going on was inherited.  That window closed a year and a half ago!

 Last month, the economy, the Obama economy, grew zero jobs.  Zero!

 This is all a result of Obama’s economic plans.  

 Remember Obama’s promises about job growth?  They haven’t happened.

 The left always holds conservatives to a perfection standard.  If what ever the conservatives try is not perfect, it must be abandoned in favor of what the left wants.

 Well, it is time for that to be put into place for Obama.  Not only has his plan not been perfect, it has been an epic fail. 

 It is time for the Republicans to put country ahead of their overwhelming desire to reach across the aisle.  The GOP needs to kill this disastrous Obama bill before he can do even more damage to the economy.

Global Warming and GOP Politics – Tea Party Nation

Global Warming and GOP Politics – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

 

Here’s a handy guide to the campaigns to be the Republican candidate in 2012. Any effort to advance the “global warming” hoax, discredited since 2009 when it was revealed that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change computer models were all rigged, should disqualify a candidate from serious consideration.

Texas Governor Rick Perry is already well ahead of his GOP competitors for the nomination and has actually passed President Obama in a recent poll regarding the voter’s choice in 2012. Much of this can be attributed to his attack on Obama’s failure to stimulate job creation, but his position doubting “global warming” is a contributing factor.

Rep. Michelle Bachmann has also voiced doubts about “global warming”, but it is former Gov. Mitt Romney who is likely to be the biggest loser on the topic.

It is comical that former Vice President Al Gore, the face of the “global warming” fraud, chimed in back in June to endorse Romney’s “global warming” position. He praised Romney for not heeding, according to Politico.com, “right-wing calls to reject the science behind climate change.” There is no valid science behind “global warming” and never was. Climate change is something that has been on-going for the last 4.5 billion years of the Earth’s existence.

The great Flip-Flopper, Romney will prove the biggest loser. At an August town hall meeting in New Hampshire he was asked whether he believed that “global warming” was real and he responded by saying he didn’t know. “Do I think the world’s getting hotter,” he asked rhetorically. “Yeah, I don’t know that but I think it is”, adding that “I don’t know if it’s mostly caused by humans.”

He doesn’t know much on the subject, does he? Well, Mitt, here’s a tip, the Earth has been in a perfectly natural cooling cycle since 1998. Suffice to say, humans have nothing to do with its climate and it should be worrying that Romney doesn’t know this.

Worse yet, Romney said “I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming you’re seeing.” Wrong on all counts!

Jon Huntsman, a former governor of Utah and Obama appointee as ambassador to China, is also in the GOP race, though most Republicans are probably unaware of this. He recently tweated that, “To be clear, I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy. Okay, Jon, you’re crazy. To be this massively uninformed and misinformed at this date rules you out of consideration.

I do not know the other fading GOP candidates’ position on “global warming”, but I suspect most of them, if they want any chance to capture the nomination, will flee from suggesting there is a shred of truth to it. At least I hope so.

It should be a factor in the GOP choice because the “global warming” hoax has been the cause of legislative initiatives that have cost Americans billions over the course of many years.

As for President Obama, we know all too well that he has been in the tank for “global warming” along with most environmental claims. For a multiplicity of reasons, he has to GO.

Al Gore loses it again. – Tea Party Nation

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Al Gore loses it again. – Tea Party Nation.

Most of us realize climate change is upon us.  Everyone other than Al Gore calls it “Fall.”  Rick Perry bashed the global warming hucksters, er, scientists the other day and Mr. Hot Air, Al Gore had to jump in.

 From The Hill:

 Al Gore on Friday bashed the notion that climate scientists are manipulating data for financial gain, a charge levied by global warming skeptics, including GOP White House hopeful Rick Perry.

“This is an organized effort to attack the reputation of the scientific community as a whole, to attack their integrity, and to slander them with the lie that they are making up the science in order to make money,” Gore said in an online interview.

“These scientists don’t make a lot of money. They are comfortable, as they should be, but they don’t make a lot of money. That is not their motivation for doing what they do,” Gore added.

His comments came in a wide-ranging interview with Alex Bogusky, a prominent former advertising executive who is working with Gore on the former vice president’s Climate Reality Project.

Gore didn’t mention Perry by name in the interview, although Bogusky mentioned Perry as part of a broader question about doubt and climate science.  

Perry, the Texas governor, attacked climate scientists at a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week. “I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data, so that they will have dollars rolling into their, to their projects,” Perry said.

 Is Al Gore really that dense?  Well, YES HE IS.

 It is beyond dispute the “global warming scientists” are manipulating data.   Perhaps the only mystery is why.

 Rick Perry thinks they are doing it for money.  They certainly get it from the global warming establishment.  Maybe they are just doing it because they are pathological liars.  Just like Al Gore.

 Rick Perry may not be right on why they are lying.  He is right, when it comes to global warming, the so-called “climate scientists” and Al Gore are lying.

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