A blog for America's neighbour to the north that support Mitt Romney and what he stands for. As the U.S.'s closest friend and ally Canada is greatly affected by U.S. policy and politics.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cain's 999 is Starting to Sound Like Canada's GST

Herman Cain’s 999 tax idea is starting to sound like the GST (Goods and Services Tax) that was added by the federal government added here back in 1991. The GST replaced a hidden 13.5% Manufacturers' Sales Tax (MST); Mulroney claimed the GST was implemented because the MST was hindering the manufacturing sector's ability to export competitively. The introduction of the GST was very controversial. The GST rate is 5%, effective January 1, 2008.
At the time I worked for a large retailer here and the public was told that the prices the consumer would see will look weird as the Manufacture’s tax was removed. So, where I worked a $99.99 product became $86.49 plus now 8%PST (Provincial Sales Tax) and 7% GST, still cheaper. Cheaper for a while, gradually in the following months that product price crept its way back up to $99.99 and still plus the additional 7%GST.

Then, in 1997 some provinces and now here in Ontario, they combined the taxes to the new HST (Harmonized Sales Tax). The problem there is that many items that may have been exempt from one or the other of those taxes were now being charged both! An example would be my hydro bill that jumped 8% as the before exempt PST was now applied in the combined HST.

While I am not claiming that there is a direct similarity between the 999 tax and the GST and now its ugly cousin the HST, you may want to consider what happened here and how it was and is still hated. Also, back in 1993 the Liberals promised if elected that they would scrap the GST but, when they won, they soon realized they couldn't scrap the tax, it was yet again another promise not fulfilled.

Again, I don’t know enough about Mr. Cain’s 999 tax plan and I am sure there are many attractive aspects to it but, you may want to approach it with your eyes wide open before your economy gets saddled with the STD of taxes like we did here.

I’m only saying...

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Great CPAC Speech

Read Mitt's CPAC speech below!

Governor Romney delivered the following remarks to CPAC:
I’ve been in Ann’s shadow ever since our first date in high school. Over our years together, she’s waged some pretty impressive battles. Among her many accomplishments, none is more important or rewarding—to us and to our country—than her accomplishment as a successful mother of 5 and grandmother of 16.
Thank you, Ann.

The other night, from opposite coasts of the country, Ann and I watched President Obama’s State of the Union address. Ann figured out pretty fast what was going on. She sent me an email saying that it sounded like he was reading my CPAC speech from last year.
What we were hearing was not just a new and improved Barack Obama; it was an entirely different Barack Obama.

Saul Alinsky was out; Jeffrey Immelt was in.
The President went from “Change you can believe in” to “Can you believe this change?”
He sounded like he was going to dig up the First Lady’s organic garden to put in a Bob’s Big Boy.
But as the speech went on, it was clear that this was just the appearance of change: His answer for Americans out of work was more government spending and $50 billion for high speed rail.
He replaced his Chicago politician chief of staff with a fresh face from Chicago, named Daley.
Make no mistake: What we are watching is not Brave New World; what we’re watching is Groundhog Day!

Two years ago, this new President faced an economic crisis and an increasingly uncertain world.
An uncertain world has been made more dangerous by the lack of clear direction from a weak President. The President who touted his personal experience as giving him special insight into foreign affairs was caught unprepared when Iranian citizens rose up against oppression. His proposed policy of engagement with Iran and North Korea won him the Nobel Peace Prize. How’s that worked out? Iran armed Hezbollah and Hamas and is rushing toward nuclear weapons. North Korea fired missiles, tested nukes, sunk a South Korean ship and shelled a South Korean island. And his “reset program” with Russia? That consisted of our President abandoning our missile defense in Poland and signing a one-sided nuclear treaty. The cause of liberty cannot endure much more of his “they get, we give” diplomacy!
The world – and our valiant troops – watched in confusion as the President announced that he intended to win the war in Afghanistan….as long as it didn’t go much beyond August of 2011. And while the Taliban may not have an air force or sophisticated drones, it’s safe to say… they do have calendars.

I surely hope that at some point in the near future, the President will finally be able to construct a foreign policy, any foreign policy.
Here at home, the President’s response to the economic crisis was the most expensive failed social experiment in modern history.
He guaranteed that unemployment wouldn’t go beyond 8%. As he watched millions and millions of Americans lose their jobs, lose their homes and lose their hope, his response was this: It could be worse.
It could be worse? This is the leader of the Free World’s answer to the greatest job loss since the Great Depression? What’s next? Let them eat cake? Oh, excuse me. Organic cake.
It’s often said that the Presidency of the United States is the toughest job in the world. Fair enough. Undoubtedly true.
But how difficult is it to take office in the middle of a raging economic crisis and understand that the economy should be your number one priority?
The President who took office on January 20th, 2009 should have had one central mission – put Americans back to work! Fight for every job! Because every job is a paycheck and paychecks fuel Americans dreams.
Without a paycheck, you can’t take care of your family. Without a paycheck you can’t buy school books for your kids, keep a car on the road or help an aging parent make ends meet.
President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.
Today there are more men and women out of work in America than there are people working in Canada. And in the month of January, Canada created more new jobs than we did.
When Ronald Reagan ran for President, he hung the Misery Index around Jimmy Carter’s neck. Today’s misery is real unemployment, home foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index—and it’s at a record high. It’s going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work—it’s going to take a new president. Let me make this very clear. If I decide to run for President, it won’t take me two years to wake up to the job crisis threatening America. And I won’t be asking Tim Geithner how the economy works—or Larry Summers how to start a business.
Fifteen million Americans are out of work. And millions and millions more can’t find the good paying jobs they long for and deserve. You’ve seen the heartbreaking photos and videos of the jobs fairs around the country, where thousands show up to stand in line all day just to have a chance to compete for a few job openings that probably aren’t as good as the job they held two years ago. These job fairs and unemployment lines are President Obama’s Hoovervilles.
Make no mistake. This is a moral tragedy—a moral tragedy of epic proportion.
Unemployment is not just a statistic. Fifteen million unemployed is not just a number. Unemployment means kids can’t go to college; that marriages break up under the financial strain; that young people can’t find work and start their lives; and men and women in their 50s, in the prime of their lives, fear they will never find a job again. Liberals should be ashamed that they and their policies have failed these good and decent Americans! The President is trying to show that he finally gets it—that he really isn’t a liberal after all. But his idea of conservative economic policy is to invite some corporate CEO’s to the White House for an evening of table-talk.

I’m sorry Mr. President, but that’s not a policy, it’s a dinner party.
We’ve seen the failure of liberal answers before. Liberal welfare policies condemned generations to dependency and poverty. Liberal education policies fail our children today, because they put pensions and privilege for union bosses above the reading scores of our kids. Liberal social policies have failed to protect the unborn. And now, the hollow promises of liberal economic policies have failed to provide millions of Americans with the dignity of work.
Under the pressure of a crisis, people turn to what they really believe. With our economy in crisis, the President and his fellow liberals turned to Europe for their answers. Like the Europeans, they grew the government, they racked up bigger deficits, they took over healthcare, they pushed cap and trade, they stalled production of our oil and gas and coal, they fought to impose unions on America’s workers, and they created over a hundred new agencies and commissions and hundreds of thousands of pages of new regulations. Theirs is a European-style solution to an American problem. It does not work there and it will never work here!
The right answer is not to believe in European solutions. The right answer is to believe in America—to believe in free enterprise, capitalism, limited government, federalism—and to believe in the constitution, as it was written and intended by the founders. My father never graduated from college. He apprenticed as a lath and plaster carpenter, and he was darn good at it. He learned how to put a handful of nails in his mouth and spit them out, point forward. On his honeymoon, he and Mom drove across the country. Dad sold aluminum paint along the way, to pay for gas and hotels.
Dad always believed in America; and in that America, a lath and plaster man could work his way up to running a little car company called American Motors and end up Governor of a state where he had once sold aluminum paint.
For my Dad, America was the land of opportunity, where free enterprise, small business and entrepreneurs were encouraged and respected. The spirit of enterprise propelled America’s economy and our standard of living past every other nation on earth.
I refuse to believe that America is just another place on the map with a flag. I believe that America is an exceptional nation, of freedom and opportunity and hope. The America I believe in has goodness and a greatness that creates a unique American genius. That genius has blessed the world, led the world and yes, even saved the world from unimaginable darkness.
We didn’t originate the concept of liberty but our Founding Fathers redefined it and shared it with the world. From the brilliant sands of Omaha beach to the dark valleys of the Hindu Kush, we have fought with an unmatched courage and determination, not to conquer territory, but to give others the chance to experience the liberty that is humanity’s destiny.
Given all that America has done to lift others from poverty, given the millions of afflicted we have helped to heal and comfort, and given the hundreds of thousands of lives of America’s sons and daughters that have been, and are today, sacrificed to defend freedom, I will not apologize for America!
I don’t apologize for America because I believe in America! We believe in freedom, in opportunity. We believe in free enterprise and capitalism. We believe in the American dream. And we believe that the principles that made America the leader of the world today are the very principles that will keep America the leader of the world tomorrow. These last two years have not been the best of times. But while we’ve lost a couple of years, we have not lost our way.
This is fundamentally what conservatism is all about. We sing for God to bless America. He already has, he does now and thanks to the greatness of the American people and the principles that guide us, he will do so for generations to come.

Believe in America. Freedom depends on it.

Thank you.

See you all soon as things start to heat up for 2012

Go Mitt

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

My Analysis

So Mitt has decided to suspend his bid for GOP nominee. This comes as a huge disappointment to his supporters and to McCain opposers alike, but all the same, after Super Tuesday played out we all kind of saw it coming.

Super Tuesday was a beast in its own though. From West Virginia shenanagens to California yada yada, it was a serious shock that this is the system you guys trust to choose your leaders.

In retrospect, I think it's beneficial to take a look at what went wrong. Romney missed a few key opportunities to capitalize, sure, but I don't think anyone will honestly argue that America really wasn't ready for a Mormon president, and they have no idea why not. CNN did a poll after Florida that found that 12% of those who voted for McCain felt that he represented them on the issues.... 12% For crying out loud, if I represent 12% of those who voted for me I wouldn't be a very good representative now would I, so why then did people flock to McCain? To use an old term, the people "went away backwards" They knew they didn't want Romney, not sure why, and didn't care who else, just as long as it wasn't Romney. See West Virginia, anyone who can just see an opponent doing well and can tell their supporters to go team up with another OPPONENT to defeat this other guy, that says something. No regard for representation, how well he can lead the country, and on and on, that's not the issue. The issue, for you, the ignorant voting public was who was more charismatic, who's religion they were more familiar with, and who seemed less polished (great criteria). I cannot believe it still.

Unfortunately the other big factor is that Romney isn't a motivational speaker, you'll never see him with a headset mic and a bottle of water as he runs side to side on the stage. This played against him because McCain was a POW, (which somehow translates to qualified to lead a country) which gives you great and inspiring moments in speeches, whereas Romney really was more powerpoint esque, with all the right info, the right approaches, the entire vision, but no quaint anecdotes or stories of survival in an unforgiving prison. So you were blinded by chicken soup for the soul and a nice run of standup comedy. Whoop-de freakin do. If we were as blind as you, you could expect to see Mike Meyers voted into parliament, he's just so much like us and so funny.

Here is what I wish for you now America, you proud arrogant nation, I hope you get a McCain Huckabee ticket, and I hope it goes all the way, I want you to taste the ramifications of your decisions. This may be a surprise to you, but this isn't a highschool popularity contest, well at least it should not have been, but you treated it as though it was, voting McCain most likely to succeed, Huckabee the most spiritual, and Romney got best eyes and hair. Well guess what, you are choosing a president of your country, actually you were supposed to, instead what you've found is a puppet. Either McCain, Obama, or Clinton will all be figureheads with a whole administrations agenda running their actions.

McCain of all people, with 25 years of experience in the branch of government designed to move slow, take its time, and argue it out with a hundred other people to find a majority, he will be the one to take your 'executive' office, the office designed for an executive, someone who makes rapid decisions, moves quickly and decisively, and is right most of the time, but kept in check by the other more deliberate branches. Can anyone say square peg round hole?

I do though, I hope you get a McCain Huckabee ticket and taste the soup you have made America. I hope they both wear flannel shirts from wal-mart and you feel like they are just like you. I hope your constitution gets a reworking from God through Huckabee, and I hope you look back in four years as your mired in war, bad healthcare, and the exact same immigration problems your facing right now, I hope you look back and think WTF, we really chose grits and eggs over caviar? Here's to you America, land of the free (for now) and home of the brave (except when you're voting)

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Good Morning GOP Super Tuesday Voters. Get Up, We Have Work To Do

So did you have a good sleep? I sure hope so. Well, you better get up, today is a big day. You've gotta eat breakfast, go to work, oh ya, and most importantly vote for Mitt Romney. You see, there have been some "developments" over the past while that you may or may not be aware of. It seems that a Democrat Spy has infiltrated the Republican party and actually managed to get on the ballot. We don't know much about him except that he has a bad temper and shares political views that closely resemble those of Hillary Clinton. Witnesses describe him as old, maybe around 100 years old, balding, with a laugh that has been described as a mix between a witch cackle, caveman grunt, and a prepubescent hyena. Apparently his mission is to take enough of the GOP vote as to destroy Reagan's proven winning conservative coalition. Once he has completed his mission, he will then perform the will of his fellow liberals. You can detect him from his compulsive lying and chronic flip-flopping, even though he'll tell you that he is a "straight talker". If by "straight" he means "full" and by "talker" he means "of crap", then I guess he's not lying for once. Beware of the man, because he is armed with liberal ideas and dangerous. And kids, remember, if he offers you liberal candy DO NOT take it, it's poisonous. They say the best way to combat this treacherous nuisance is by voting for a true conservative, Mitt Romney. According to the most savvy conservative pundits, this Romney character has the ability to unite all three legs of the conservative coalition; namely economic, social and foreign policy/defense conservatives. You will know Romney when you see him. He has near perfect hair, a gorgeous wife, and stands with conservatives on all the issues. When asked about an issue, he will explain his view and plans, unlike the spy we just mentioned, who will evade the issue of change the subject. Most conservatives have already backed him up and now it's up to you to seal the deal. Oh, this just in from Georgia ... here he is:

While you were sleeping the calm sea began to stir and has became very active. According to Redstate the trend is real: Conservatives are rallying for Romney, and a wave has started and is quickly picking up momentum as you read this. Go out and make it bigger.

Erik from RedState said "By the way, I’m thinking Romney wins California tomorrow and I suspect he’ll win more states, if not more delegates, than McCain. I don’t think McCain’s team has reacted with serious aggression to the trend of conservatives rallying to Romney."

The trend is real — conservatives are rallying for Mitt. Make sure you take your place in saving the Republican party from the tyrannical plague that is John McCain. Say no tomorrow to a so-called "Republican" who is actually liberal, and say yes to a true conservative who can maintain the strong house that Reagan built. Remember, every journey starts with a single step, just as every president starts with a single vote.

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Romney Hottness..... mmmm daddy

The latest Reuters/CSPAN polls put Romney 8 points up in California. This race keeps getting better, as the Reuters/CSpan is one of the more respected polls out there. This means that things may be much closer than anticipated and conservatives may be coming to their senses.

To be honest, after Florida Romney was hurt. The Romney strategy feeds on momentum and winning one here or there wasn't doing it. By shifting his strategy to a more longevity focus, he has adjusted to the times and has renewed his campaigns momentum by allowing conservatives to get a taste of John McCain as the front runner, surprise surprise he is not what America thought they were getting. The longer McCain sits in the spotlight the higher Romney will climb in the polls. So Florida may be a blessing in disguise.

If Romney takes California, which is cooking up to be as close a call as Florida was the night before their primary, the momentum may shift. It is recognized that Romney will storm a few conservative states as well as his home stomping grounds of Mass, so even without California he's staying in the competition, but with California, a message is sent to America to wake and smell the fresh maple.

For now though, let America examine home slice McCain and recognize the mistake that is his campaign, then when the dust settles, Romney can rise up like a phoenix on an old trans am.... ahhh booyah baybee!

Okay, so I got a little carried away with that last part, but you get the picture, Romney's got the ball with 2:34 on the clock in the 4th quarter of the superbowl and McCain is playing the clock, not the game. Well, the rest is as they say, history. Or in our case, potential history.

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This Just In ... McCain and Hillary's Policies Were Identical Twins Separated at Birth

It's scary how much these two think alike. However, it's a lot scarier for Republicans as McCain claims that he's a conservative, and unfortunately there are quite a few confused Republicans that haven't come out of the political closet yet to actually admit that they are Democrats (why else would they vote McCain?).

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Monday, February 4, 2008

The Great Rush Limbaugh Endorses Mitt Romney?

On the final day before voters hit the polls for Super Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh said the following:

"Now, I think now, based on the way the campaign has shaken out, that there probably is a candidate on our side who does embody all three legs of the conservative stool, and that's Romney. The three stools or the three legs of the stool are national security/foreign policy, the social conservatives, and the fiscal conservatives. The social conservatives are the cultural people. The fiscal conservatives are the economic crowd: low taxes, smaller government, get out of the way."

Now I've been following Rush for a while now and he hasn't really endorsed anyone. It was obvious for a while that he liked Fred Thompson, but he's obviously out of the picture. Today, however, he made the closest thing to an official endorsement that he has in a long time. In the past he just said not to vote for McCain or Huckabee because they would destroy the Republican party (by deduction leaving Mitt to choose), but now he is actually coming out and saying that a vote for Romney is a good choice.

"I think that's pretty wise. I think right now Romney probably -- as the campaign has coalesced and as the campaign has progressing on down the highway -- I think the one candidate of the three still out there on our side matter (and actually it's just two, because Huckabee doesn't, in terms of a chance to win) in saying who more closely embodies all three legs of this conservative stool, you'd have to say that it's Mitt Romney. There's actually no choice in the matter. It certainly isn't Senator McCain."

Tomorrow should be interesting if nothing else. Hopefully the endorsements for Romney of so many conservative pundits during the past week won't be considered too little too late.

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GOP Voters Can Learn a Lesson From These Animals

This is one of the coolest wildlife videos I have seen, and the best part is that it represents what I hope will happen tomorrow on Super Tuesday. Take a look and keep in mind the roles that each of the animals in the video play.

Lions - John McCain
Crocodile - Mike Huckabee
Baby Wildebeest - The Conservative Coalition
Heard of Wildebeest - Conservative voters lead by Mitt Romney

You see, the Wildebeests represent conservative voters. They are walking around minding their own business when suddenly a ravenous Lion, John McCain (could have also been played effectively by a rhino), takes hold of the vulnerable baby wildebeest (the conservative coalition). The lions care nothing about the fate of the wildebeest. They only want a quick meal to satisfy their own personal hunger. This is like McCain, who cares nothing for conservatives, Republicans or the Reagan coalition, but rather uses them to fulfill his own selfish desire to be president. As the lions approach the water, the crocodile makes his appearance and grabs hold of the young wildebeest. This is Mike Huckabee (his presence is short, but painful). The two predators proceed to tug at the beast, just as McCain and Huckabee are in collusion, and tearing apart the conservative coalition. It seems inevitable that the little wildebeest is doomed, but when all seems lost, hope arrives. A large wildebeest comes forward and not only scares off the crocodile, but launches a lion into the air, off one of his own. This is Mitt Romney, the only conservative candidate who actually cares about the health of the coalition. He leads the other faithful conservatives (herd of wildebeests) against the lions. Not only do the get the young wildebeest back (the Reagan Coalition), but they chase of the liberal lions. This is the part that I hope will happen tomorrow; the conservatives rallying behind Romney on Super Tuesday.

Moral of the story/video: conservatives, we can't let liberals rip apart the Reagan Coalition. It is time to stand up and be counted ... counted for Romney, the only conservative left and an amazing man who will not only defeat the Democrats, but fix Washington. Let's take this battle on past Tuesday and into November.

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The Words of a Desperate Huckabee

Just a few weeks ago Mike Huckabee was calling Romney's campaign desperate, among other things. Now the tables are turned and Huckabee's popularity is waning rapidly. Even though he should have the decency to drop out of the race, he won't. He continues to campaign against logic and common sense. The only theory that anyone can come up with is that he is trying to stop Mitt Romney, either because he doesn't like Mormons, or because he wants something from McCain later. In any case, he is still up to his old antics and is as slimy as ever, only now his tone of confidence has been replaced with one of desperation and weakness.

The following video shows what I am talking about. Unfortunately I cannot embed so you'll have to follow the link, or copy and paste it into a separate window. I don't know where this interview takes place, but it could quite possibly be in the basement of one of his hardcore followers.


You see how he uses the classic line about Mitt Romney spending so much money, yadda, yadda,
yadda. YOU KNOW WHAT FOLKS, I am sick and tired of this ludicrous argument against Romney. Romney lived the American dream and became remarkably successful. Sue the guy! He is a model for conservatives. Why are McCain and Huck bashing him for this? Oh ya, I forgot, because they are liberals! Well, I don't know if they noticed, but the Democrats have raised and are spending a truck load of money on their campaigns. Do you think Mike Huckabee's 20 bucks is going to go far against them? You bet it's not. So I think the fact that both McCain and Huck have ran weak fundraising campaigns only gives them the right to shut their dirty traps about Mitt's success. Not to mention that John McCain married into an extremely rich family, so he doesn't exactly have the best leg to stand on. At least Mitt made his money and didn't McMarry-rich.

He also mentions how Mitt Romney tore apart businesses at Bain Capital and in effect cut much needed jobs (this is very John Edwards of him). Does Huck really believe that we are THAT stupid? I mean take Staples or Domino's for example. He took control of both these companies when they were failing. Yes, INITIALLY he made some cuts, but this was only necessary to save the business. Then he expanded them, creating even more jobs than were taken away. Now both companies are gigantic and employ thousands. Sometimes you need to prune a tree so that it will grow properly. Evidently Mike thinks that bankrupt companies are better for American than healthy ones. Good point Mike. Not.

Hugh Hewitt also had the following to say about the Huckster's pitiful antics.

"Mike Huckabee probably didn't do his effort to hang on to his voters with his attack on Sean Hannity, widely regarded as one of the nicest guys in talk radio, and a hero to the military and their families for his many concerts and rallies on behalf of the troops. Like many other talkers, Hannity is urging conservatives to rally to Romney to keep the party of Reagan the party of Reagan. Huckabee's disappointment in Rush for declaring "a vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain," and now Hannity for endorsing Romney probably extends to Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and the other talkers who day in and day out have been advancing conservative principles for the past decade and who rightly see the GOP contest now as a clear choice between McCain and Romney. Huck's salvo at Sean would have been ill-advised under any circumstances, but to accuse the very popular conservative leader of being motivated by anything other than his own convictions was deeply offensive to people who know Sean and admire his generous, always upbeat spirit and his commitment to conservative principles."

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

If the Giants Can Do It, So Can Mitt Romney!

Tonight watching the Super Bowl, as I usually do, I was routing for the underdog. The New England Patriots went into the Bowl with a perfect 18-0 record. They were the clear favourite going into the final against the New York Giants. Almost everyone predicted a Patriot win, and until the final minutes that's what it looked like it would be.

But with less than a minute left, Eli Manning threw a pass, that I'm sure will become legendary and will be played countless times tomorrow on television and on the internet, and hit Plaxico Burress for the touchdown to win the game 17-14.

What happened tonight was spectacular and reminds of what I believe can and will happen to Mitt Romney, not at the Super Bowl but Super Tuesday. Until recently, John McCain was the clear favourite in the polls. It appeared as if Romney couldn't touch him. But much like what happened tonight, the tide is turning, and with less than 4 days left (like a minute left in a football game) Romney will catch the game winning pass from conservatives all over America, producing a huge upset and glorious victory.

A lesson was learned tonight ... In the words of the great Winston Churchill, "Never give in, never, never, never, never." Mitt won't give in, and neither will we. In America everything is possible.

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Ok Republicans, Enough Joking Around ... Let's Get Serious.

Well, the Republican party has had a few weeks to mess around, but now it's time to get down to business and elect both a conservative and someone who will hold the Republican party together.

John McCain is NOT this person. He is a living, walking, talking joke (and liar) if he really thinks that he is a Republican. That is like saying that Rosie O'Donnell is lady-like ... or William Hung is a good singer... or that Roland Martin of CNN makes good points, doesn't have a weird head shape and isn't going bald ... man I hate that guy. The point is that McCain cares nothing for the Republican Party, and even less for the conservatives that make up the majority of its base. He is just using the party as a vehicle to prove to America that he isn't a failure (having lost past elections). He is like one of the those aliens species in a Sci-Fi flick that takes over a planet, uses all its resources and then leaves it destroyed to go on to the next one. If he gets the nomination, he will leave the Republican Party in shambles and won't care one bit. No wonder the liberal media loves this guy ... he is their number one hitman! This video further explains what I'm talking about. (BTW, all the videos used in this post were discovered by NY For Mitt - one of my favourite Mitt sites).

Anyone with half a brain can clearly see that McCain is just a Democrat in Republican's clothing. The one thing that is Republican about him is his stance on the war on terror, but it is not a stance exclusive to him by any means (Romney also believes strongly in keeping America safe from terrorists). In fact there isn't much difference between John McCain and Hilary Clinton.

And how could anyone still vote Huckabee. You know, in all honesty, I think Huckabee is a captivating speaker and a fairly likable guy. But he has no chance of winning the race and only stays in to help McCain stop Romney by taking away key states/votes. Evangelical conservatives must realize that a vote for Huck = a vote for a liberal, McCain. Does this man have any honour. The only thing that he may be trying to do is secure himself a position as McCain's running mate. Maybe that's because they're not all that different. Check out the video "Birds of a Feather".

So Republicans, this is no joke anymore. You can either elect a true conservative who will have a great shot at beating the Democrats, and more importantly is just what American needs at this pivotal point in its history (economically, socially, and militarily) ... OR ... you can have an angry, bitter, hypocritical old liberal who calls himself not only a Republican, but a conservative. I think the choice is clear. You vote matters. Make if for Mitt.

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Romney Wins Maine - Race and Delegate Update

Romney won in Maine on Saturday by a landslide (he got 52% of the vote). Of course the media won't make a big deal of it because Romney won (it's only a big deal when someone they support wins). Apparently they had great voter turnout, and in some areas the biggest since Ronald Reagan was running in the 80's. The best part is that McCain got two huge (or at least he thinks they are) endorsements from two Maine Senators and is still getting slain by Romney. Heck, Ron Paul is in a close race with McCain for second (good job Ron)! Well done Maine ... you are an example for the rest of us and vote like true conservatives should ... you know ... for conservatives (not male versions of Hilary Clinton)! Maine has 21 delegates up for grabs (but 3 are unpledged). So Romney took all 18 available delegates from Maine. Here is the updated map (I will update the delegate scoreboard and medal count when all the polls have reported.

Delegate Count/Score board: (as per CNN)

  • McCain - 97
  • Romney - 92
  • Huckabee - 29
  • Paul - 6
Medal Count:

1) Romney - 4 golds, 3 silvers
2) McCain - 3 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze
3) Huckabee - 1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronzes
4) Paul - 1 silver, 1 bronze

The site Vote Mitt For President has these wise words to say:

This "is a delicious victory, because it shows that when the media stays out of the way and lets the people just vote, they overwhelming vote in favor of Romney. Romney has done extremely well in three contests so far, and won a fourth by a fair margin. The three he did amazingly well in were Wyoming, Nevada, and now Maine. In all three where he won by LARGE margins, the media didn’t focus on the race much, and the people were not inundated with news reports done by the “We Love McCain” media (also known as the mainstream media.) Left to their own devices, and their own investigations of Romney and McCain online, voters overwhelming chose Mitt.

The media will most likely disparage this caucus too, in an attempt to downplay Romney yet again. Never mind that this will mean that Romney will have won more states than McCain, and will have roughly the same amount of delegates. No, if the media brought that up, no doubt they’d get kicked off the air for giving such “biased” coverage of the race.

Whether the MSM wants to admit it or not, Romney is not out, not by a long shot. It’s time to Rally to Romney, FredHeads, Rudyiacs, and MittHeads alike!!! We know who the conservative is! And to the Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee supporters: Whether you want to admit it or not, it’s time to face the facts - this has quickly become a two-man race. Do you want a conservative nominee or a moderate (on a good day - liberal 89% of the time) nominee? There is no other plausible scenario. Choose, and please do so wisely. The future of our great country is in your hands.

America, it’s time to decide. For me, the choice has been made: RALLY TO ROMNEY!!!!!!"

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

There May Never Be Another Reagan, But Romney Is The Conservative Choice This Time Around

This an article written by a guest Contributor, Joshua Lawson, who is a fellow Canadian supporting Mitt. He is from Toronto and is an Evangelical Protestant.

"The Second Death of Ronald Reagan- Part 1"

Jeffery: You fool! As if it matters how a man falls down.

Richard: When the fall is all that is left, it matters a great deal.

-- The Lion in Winter

Mitt Romney is no Ronald Wilson Reagan.

In fact, I think that conservatives will probably never see the likes of such a sublime, warm, and inspiring politician ever again.

Reagan's electoral history is the stuff of magic. In the 1980 and 1984 campaigns he had Democrats cutting ads for him! Ted Kennedy was up there supporting Reagan for goodness sake. He literally painted the entire map red.

His 1984 victory is the most impressive electoral feat in U.S. history, with Reagan winning 49 out of 50 states and the popular vote by more then 18%. He came 3,000 votes from sweeping the entire country, but Mondale squeaked out a victory in Minnesota (his home state nonetheless).

Man I could just stare at this map all day...*sigh*

Mitt Romney would have had a much tougher time against Hillary. Right now, polls show him losing by about 10%.

These polls are early, and don't mean TOO much, but still...quite the uphill battle.

McCain obviously does better then Romney. Polls show him beating Obama and Hillary. The most up-to-date polling has McCain beating Hilary 48%-40%. He beats Obama 47%-41%! They have McCain ahead in Maryland (?!?!). His crossover appeal and moderate stances can woo independents left, right and centre.

But he is one nomination away from killing the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan.

I still can't get around the fact that the party of Reagan is apparently coalescing around John McCain. A candidate who is liberal on so many issues its painful. His worst sins being his sponsering of the FAILED Amnesty Bill and support for campaign finance reform...among other things.

And Florida voters right now have a LOT of explaining to do.

For instance, exit polls show Mitt won among conservatives, and pleasantly and surprisingly: evangelicals. But McCain won among voters who rated the economy their cheif concern. He won them by 6%.

This is not sour grapes. This is absurd.

Mitt Romney
- 25+ years experience in private sector
- rated North America's best businessman multiple times
- staged the greatest Olympic Games turnaround in history
- successfull Governor of Massachusetts

John McCain
- POW for 6 years in Asia
- U.S. Senator for 20 years
- stated multiple times on the record that he doesn't know much about the economy


It doesn't take a brain surgeon who you'd rather have run an economy in crisis.

Choosing McCain over Romney on the economy is like choosing former Yankee Joe Torre to coach your hockey team over Scotty Bowman because Joe Torre looks tougher.

What is it with Flordia voters? Is there a way we somehow make it simpler for them other then "check the box next to the candidate you prefer"?

Perhaps the Republican Party of Reagan is actually dead. Perhaps we're witnessing the return of the Rockefeller, Ford, Nixon GOP.

I certainly hope not.

But here's the big question of the day:

Is it better to support McCain and keep the White House, and in the process move the Republican Party to the left?

...or to lose, and wonder in the wilderness for 8 years, waiting for the new heir to Reagan?

It worked before. Barry Goldwater was one of the best conservative candidates in the last 50 years. Then he got trounced by LBJ. [Apparently, people didn't like his "somewhat hawkish" stance on the Soviets and lines like: "Let's lob one into the men's room at the Kremlin."]

Oh that Barry.

But what happened? The GOP picked up its socks...wandered around for a bit, and got The Gipper. Since 1980, the GOP has been in the White House for 20 of the last 28 years.

Ironically by the way, the man who succeeded Goldwater in his senate seat in Arizona? You guessed it: John F*ing McCain.

Hopefully true conservatives and Big R Republicans will stand up against McCain, and realize Romney is the last, best hope to keep social conservatives, economic conservatives and national security conservatives intact. You can see here that the revolt has already begun. Hopefully McCain's lack of funds will hurt him on Feb. 5th and Romney endless money will actually help him for once (it hasn't so far...hear that Huckabust?).

It's not all over. But the coffin is already lined up. A resounding McCain victory on Super Tuesday will simply be the final nails...slowly hammered into the coffin of a party that once stood for something.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

And The War Begins ... Conservative Pundits vs. the MSM

It seems these days that John McCain has been getting all the juicy endorsements, or at least all the ones from moderate conservatives like Schwarzenegger and Giuliani. He also is heavily endorsed by the liberal mainstream media, including the NY Times. Due to his new found popularity, many consider him a shoe-in for the nomination. I'm sorry folks. This race is over. Nothing to see here. Just go home.....

HEY! Just wait a minute though ... if all these people are endorsing Johnny boy, who is endorsing Romney? Well the answer is not as obvious, because unlike Arnold, they didn't star in movies with huge explosions and poor acting. Unbeknownst to many Americans is the huge conservative movement, made up of conservative radio talk shows, extremely popular bloggers, and even a few major TV spots. The vast majority of these are endorsing Romney and ripping on McCain. Even those that don't officially endorse Romney still vehemently oppose McCain.

Seemingly overnight, a battle has begun between the MSM and the Conservative talk shows/columnists/bloggers. It seems like every few hours a major conservative name jumps on board for Romney. I believe that this battle is just part of the war that will go on well past Super Tuesday.

Here are some of the key players (feel free to leave a comment and link to any others I did not list).

Hugh Hewitt - Wholeheartedly endorses Romney at his huge blog Townall.com

Mark Levin - National Review Online Writer - Supports Romney, despises McCain. He recently wrote an article entitled "Rally For Romney", and it's one of the best articles I've read in a while.

Rick Santorum - Former Republican senator in Pennsylvania, considered a very strong social and fiscal conservative, and a contributor on Fox News. Endorsed Romney today on Laura Ingraham's show.

Ann Coulter - is an American attorney, conservative columnist, political commentator and best-selling author, known for her irony and sarcasm, who said:

"I’ve been casually taking swipes at Mitt Romney for the past year based on the assumption that, in the end, Republicans would choose him as our nominee. My thinking was that Romney would be our nominee because he is manifestly the best candidate.

I had no idea that Republican voters in Iowa and New Hampshire planned to do absolutely zero research on the candidates and vote on the basis of random impulses.

Dear Republicans: Please do one-tenth as much research before casting a vote in a presidential election as you do before buying a new car…

The candidate Republicans should be clamoring for is the one liberals are feverishly denouncing. That is Mitt Romney by a landslide…

At worst, Romney will turn out to be a moderate Republican – a high-IQ, articulate, moral, wildly successful, moderate Republican. Of the top five Republican candidates for president, Romney is the only one who hasn’t dumped his first wife (as well as the second, in the case of Giuliani) – except Huckabee. And unlike Huckabee, Romney doesn’t have a son who hanged a dog at summer camp.

Sean Hannity - Host of talk radio's The Sean Hannity Show

"I'll tell you right now, and I've not announced this, but I will be voting for Mitt Romney in this campaign. It's the first time I've stated it publicly. I'll state it now."
("Sean Hannity Radio Show," 1/31/08

Glenn Beck - Runs CNN's the Glenn Beck Program, doesn't think that McCain is a Rebublican

Michael Reagan - Ronald Reagan's son. Hasn't officially endorsed Romneys, but despises McCain

Rush Limbaugh - Again hasn't officially endorsed Romney, but rips McCain every day!

Dan Riehl - Hugely popular blogger know for his humour and wit

"Romney has realized the base sees him as the consensus candidate, flaws and all. He spoke as an outsider crashing the gate. That's precisely what the Republican Party needs in the Fall, especially given a decade or two of dissembling conservatism and corrupt DC pols. Romney has proved to be the most analytical, yet nimble campaigner in a bizarre primary year.

"His campaign has displayed a competence unmatched by any other, despite how various state-wide votes, often counting on moderates and all but Northeastern liberals, turned out. Such competence was not the case with McCain. He bankrupted his campaign early. Why should we trust him to not do the same with the nation?

"More than any other candidate, Romney has displayed a determination to win while playing politics; yet, stopping short of slinging mud, or outright lies. After Florida, John McCain cannot say the same. Does character no longer matter to conservatives? Have we come to that? If so, I'll pass."

Mark Tapscott - Editorial Page Editor for the Washington Examiner

An exerpt from article "Is Romney the 'real' Florida GOP primary winner?":

"PREDICTION: McCain is now established as the clear front runner and that means he will soon experience a depth of analysis and critique from the mainstream media and the Right side of the Blogosphere that he has never before had to endure.

Two things will follow: First, the more typical Republican voters know about McCain's views, the less likely they will be to vote for him, and, second, as this process become more evident, McCain's legendary temper will manifest itself in ways that are extremely damaging to him.

Result? It is quite conceivable that McCain will self-destruct and Romney will win the GOP presidential nomination."

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Ronald Reagan's Son On John McCain

I saw this article on Elect Romney in 2008 and had to share it:

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of Ronald Reagan, is heard daily by over 5 million listeners via his nationally syndicated talk radio program, “The Michael Reagan Show.”

This is some pretty powerful language. Michael Reagan is one of many conservatives who sees Republicans making a huge mistake by supporting John McCain. Governor Romney is buying ads in key states and is fighting to the finish. Let’s continue to fight for him.

This is what he said about McCain:

"Until last night, when I watched the Republican debate, I had no idea how much John McCain dislikes me and just about everybody else but Rudy Giuliani, who if you believe The New York Times is a pretty good hater himself.

As I watched McCain and Governor Romney go at it during the debate at the Reagan Library I was struck by the huge gap that separates McCain — whose contempt for his fellow humans is patently obvious — and my dad, Ronald Reagan, who had nothing but the deepest affection and respect for the American people.

The feeling is mutual between McCain and me. I don’t like the way he treats people. You get the impression that he thinks everybody is beneath him. He seems to be saying, “I was a war hero, and you had damn well better treat me as your superior.”

He has contempt for conservatives who he thinks can be duped into thinking he’s one of them, despite such blatantly anti-conservative actions as his support for amnesty for illegal immigrants, his opposition to the Bush tax cuts which got the economy rolling again, and his campaign finance bill which skewed the political process and attacked free speech.

I am appalled by his contempt for the intelligence of his listeners when he flat-out lies and expects them to believe what he says even when the truth is staring them in the face.

A prime example cited by columnist Robert Novak was McCain’s denial that he had privately suggested that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was too conservative, insisting that he recalled saying no such thing, adding that Alito was a “magnificent” choice.

“In fact,” wrote Novak, “multiple sources confirm that the senator made negative comments about Alito nine months ago.”

In last night’s debate, McCain stubbornly defended his charge, false on the face of it, that Romney wanted a deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.

“I have never, ever supported a specific timetable” for withdrawing troops, Romney said, adding that McCain’s accusation on the eve of Tuesday’s primary “sort of falls into the dirty tricks that I think Ronald Reagan would have found reprehensible.”

What Romney said last April, was merely that U.S. and Iraqi leaders “have to have a series of timetables and milestones that they speak about” in private, which in no way suggests he was in any sense talking about troop withdrawals.

Despite the evidence, McCain charged that “of course he said he wanted a timetable” for a withdrawal, even though he had never said any such thing. It was McCain daring to ask us if we wanted to believe our lying eyes or his demonstrably false allegation.

McCain must think conservatives are dumb enough to allow him to get away with claiming he’s one of them. This is from a man who opposed drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and who twice voted against President Bush’s tax cuts and sponsored the campaign-finance reform legislation that Romney claimed “took a whack at the First Amendment.”

In John McCain’s eyes, conservatives are the Viet Cong of this generation and he treats us as such. It’s either his way or no way.

I despise his habit of talking down to us, like a wise father to an idiot son. He’s just at a loss to understand why everybody doesn’t grovel at his feet and accept his every word as wisdom handed down from his lofty perch atop Mt. Olympus.

I can’t help it. I know in my heart he hates me, and every conservative. If he gets the nomination the only way he could win against Hillary or Barack Obama would be to be part of a McCain-Limbaugh ticket."

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