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Democrats stealing election in MN?

In an editorial on Foxnews.com, John R. Lott, Jr. and Ryan S. Lott shine light on the suspect results of the Minnesota State Canvassing Board’s power to divine voter intent on disputed ballots in the Coleman vs. Franken Senate race.

Though they do reference the suspicious missing votes that miraculously appeared to narrow Coleman’s election day lead, they focus their attention on more concrete inconsistencies involving individual ballots.

Using photographs of actual ballots, they demonstrate the certain bias of the Board in favor of Franken.  They go even further, linking to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune website where readers can view photos of several hundred contested ballots, vote on how they would interpret the ballot, see the breakdown of how other readers interpreted it, and the actual decision of the canvassing board.

Here’s an example of a ballot the Board decided was inconclusive, the vote wasn’t given to either candidate.

Not Counted for Coleman by MN State Canvassing Board

Not Counted for Coleman by MN State Canvassing Board

There are several other examples of the clear bias on the Canvassing Board in the Fox article and on the Star-Tribune website linked above.

It appears we’ll fight this battle in every close election from now until forever. If the Democrats are losing, they’ll just keep counting until they “find” enough votes to put them over the top. And there’s no limit to the methods they’ll use to “find” those votes.

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Election 2008 | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Another reason Mike Duncan should drop out

Here’s an article by a California RNC member pointing out one of the best reasons the current RNC Chair should step aside and give the GOP a chance to rejuvenate itself.


Mike who?

by Shawn Steel at Politico

A friend of mine recently attended a “where do Republicans go from here?” session with a selected group of high-powered politicos — congressmen, legislators, donors, party leaders and activists — in the Republican citadel of Orange County, Calif. It was a group closely attuned to GOP politics.

As a test, one of the congressmen queried the group, “Who is the chairman of the Republican National Committee?” drawing blank expressions as attendees racked their brains. Only two could come up with the correct answer — Mike Duncan — and only because they had Googled it when the same question had crossed their minds earlier that day.

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December 22, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , | Leave a comment

5 Convicted of US Terrorism Plot

The 5 radical Muslim immigrants who plotted to attack Ft. Dixon, NJ were convicted today.

Jordanian-born cab driver Mohamad Shnewer; Turkish-born convenience store clerk Serdar Tatar; and brothers Dritan, Eljvir and Shain Duka, ethnic Albanians from the former Yugoslavia, who had a roofing business were convicted of conspiring to kill military personnel and now face life in prison.

The initial investigation was sparked by a patriotic Circuit City clerk who alerted FBI agents when members of the group dropped of a video of them firing assault rifles and shouting jihad slogans.  The FBI then used informants to infiltrate the group which led to the arrests.

Defense attorneys argued the group was never serious, it was all just talk.  But the criminal complaint against the convicted terrorists claims the group:

  1. conducted firearms training in rural Pennsylvania
  2. traveled to Ft. Dix to conduct surveillance
  3. traveled to Dover AFB in Dover, Delaware to conduct surveillance
  4. traveled to the United States Coast Guard Building in Philadelphia to conduct surveillance
  5. acquired a map of Ft. Dix
  6. collected weapons including handguns, shotguns, and assault rifles
  7. reviewed terrorist training videos
  8. conducted tactical training in Cherry Hill, NJ
  9. ordered fully automatic machine guns

Sure sounds like they were serious to me!

Vice-president elect Joe Biden believes terrorists like these were created by our foreign policy.  Biden places blame for terrorist acts such as these on Bush and Cheney.  Rather than pen animals like this at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he wants to close down the terrorist detention compound.  The following video is an interview Biden gave George Stephanopoulis in which he said exactly that.

I criticize Bush for many of his policies, but I thank God he got this one right!  Lives were spared because we caught these animals before they could rain terror inside our borders.

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fred Thompson: Ask not what your country can spend for you,…

…but what you can spend for your country.

If you’re one of those who believes all the government “experts” and politicians touting the bailouts and stimulus packages, you can learn something from this lecture by Sen. Fred Thompson.

If you’re like me and already believe the current and soon-to-be administrations’ policies are going to leave our children with a crushing debt that will be impossible for them to repay, you’ll enjoy the wit and sarcasm Thompson uses to present our argument.

The video is more than 8 minutes long, so you may want to let it load then come back and replay it.  But it’s well worth the wait.  Enjoy.

The only thing that’s ever going to get our economy back on track is for Americans to once again embrace the idea of personal responsibility.  If you screw up, you suffer the consequences.

To hear the politicians today, you’d think there’s chaos in the streets and people dropping dead like flies in a fumigated apartment.

If we’ll learn from the mistakes that brought us to this point, and commit ourselves to not repeating them, our economy will come back stronger than ever.  There’s no doubt it’s going to be painful for some, especially those who’ve grown accustomed to spending more than they earn.  But if we choose this path, our economy will be fundamentally sound, not a castle built on sand.

It’s really simple.  We either bear this burden now, or we push it down the road for our children to inherit.  Then the problem will be many times worse than it is.

Do we want our children to inherit an economy that can be toppled by the slightest breeze?  Or, do we want to leave them a solid foundation on which to build their future?


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December 22, 2008 Posted by | Economy | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mr. Duncan, It’s Time to Step Aside

By the time election day rolled around this year, it was well known the GOP wasn’t trying to maximize the number of races it would win, but instead trying to minimize the number of races it would lose.  Here’s a headline from June 9 of this year, GOP Official: If We Only Lose Eight Senate Seats, We Win.  Talk about setting yourself up for defeat.

The Republican Party Chairman, Mike Duncan, wants another shot even after the drumming the party took in November’s elections.  But does he deserve it?  Can the GOP recover under the same leader who served as helmsman through this past election cycle?

I believe the answer is no.

Chairman Duncan has served the Republican Party for 30+ years and we are grateful for his service, but it’s time to step aside. 

A growing movement of grassroots conservatives has sprung up since the election, alive with an energy that we never saw throughout this past election cycle.  Almost 7,000 have endorsed Rebuild the Party‘s plan to revive the GOP and almost 2,000 are active on the movement’s Ning social networking site–blogging, participating in discussion forums, and forming alliances of fellow grassroots activists, all in preparation for elections that will take place in two and four years.   This movement counts over 4,300 members in its group on the social networking site Facebook.

Another grassroots movement, Top Conservatives on Twitter, has sprung to life as well.  In a few short weeks, it has grown to more than 1,500 members.   This group has already begun to organize and implement Action Projects to promote conservative causes.  An internet campaign to stop the auto company bailout, an alliance formed with Ford Motor Company when it became clear Ford wasn’t asking for federal money, and a drive to enlist RNC members are just a few of the causes this group of activists have undertaken in the weeks since the election.

The rapid growth and impact of these movements demonstrate greatest weakness in the current RNC leadership.   It ignored or dismissed them almost entirely throughout the campaign.  These online activists weren’t utilized while Barack Obama was building an internet army to promote his message and distort ours.  We were routed in November, in part, because we failed to integrate 21st century communications in our strategy. 

The internet is a medium that can carry our conservative message cheaply and efficiently.  Now is not the time to trust in leaders who cannot or will not embrace the technology that makes our message available to 183 million adults who have access to the internet.  According to this  Harris Interactive poll and this Zogby poll, the internet is the MOST trusted source for news among Americans.  And the GOP failed to make use of this during the 2008 elections.

Now is the time to step aside Mr. Duncan, for the good of the party.


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December 22, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment