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THE REAL REPUBLICAN
Re: Robert Stacy McCain’s NY23: ‘Do You Believe in Miracles’?:
Normally a third party vote will hand an election to the Democrat. New Jersey may re-elect corrupt John Corzine because independents, some conservatives and tea party activists who are “fed up” with politicians (Democrats and Republicans) are too foolish to realize that a vote for Daggett is a vote for Corzine. They can deny it all they want, but Daggett is only helping Corzine (possibly what he always intended). In fact, Daggett is nothing more than Corzine lite. But things are different in the 23d District of New York where the real Republican is Doug Hoffman!
This is one of those occasions where the local GOP leaders misread their candidate (an Obamacon like Bruce Bartlett) and what the people of the district wanted, New York deserves, and the nation needs. Blind to reality they chose a person who supposedly solicited the Democrat nomination first and has shown herself to be like the blue Democrat lapdogs — loyal to Barack Obama and his radical agenda. If she were to be elected one can imagine she’d be the one lone Republican in the House supporting the Obama Democrats’ craziness. It wouldn’t even be surprising if she pulled an Arlen Specter once in ensconced in DC.
Hopefully, Doug Hoffman will trounce both leftists and Christie
will beat Corzine and his shadow. Along with victories in
Virginia this will send a clear message to Democrats that voters
abhor their agenda and Barack “Insane” Obama’s “economic
terrorism.” But if a Hoffman win encourages an ill-fated
“grassroots” movement to begin a third party that will be a
disaster that only benefits Democrats at the expense of the
country. Democrats need to be decimated and relegated to the
minority status that they represent in the nation and Barack
Obama needs to know he is a failed one-term President who’s only
claim to fame is he’s the first “female” President in US history
as Bill Clinton was the first “black” President.
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Re: William Tucker’s Unscientific American:
I actually am a big believer in solar power. My ideal collector
would be in geo-stationary orbit over the Pacific Ocean, beaming
its power down to floating rectifying antennas and sent via
undersea superconducting cable to the mainland. I despair at our
civilization’s justifying its ongoing suicide. I truly believe
that we should double down and invest in our future, especially
space technology. X-Prizes and other ways to encourage private
space efforts are the solution. Lots of innovation, and NOTHING
spent until there is a practical device. Let’s say we give the
first enterprise with a 1000 MW orbital power station a check for
200 Billion dollars tax-free. Use the Stimulus. Then sit back and
watch. Remember, NOTHING is spent until the power is actually
coming down from the sky. This is the twenty-first century. It’s
about damn time we acted like it.
— Craig A. Zimmerman
Re: Philip Klein’s Medi-Fraud for Everyone:
Mr. Klein points out that Medicare loses billions of dollars to fraud, estimated at ten percent of the gross spending. He counter balances these losses with the substantially smaller losses of the private health insurance industry, 1.5%, and the less than 1% lost by the multi-trillion dollar credit card services. Mr. Klein does not ask why nor does he seek to answer the unasked question, but to anyone with knowledge of private business and government financing knows full well the answer: accountability.
With private business, the stockholders keep vigil on expenses. Ultimately, the board of directors and their subordinates must answer to those who hold the purse strings. With government, accountability is reduced to an absurd and unheard of noun. “Follow the money” is good advice, but with the ever growing list of Czars, agencies and their supporting bureaucracies doing so has become near impossible. Sadly, the American public doesn’t seem overly interested in holding Congress and other crooks responsible — a majority has supported the porkulus bill. Somehow, people still believe the canard that the government has its own money. This ridiculous untruth is the foundation on which politicians grow their budget priorities (re-election) off the sweat of their constituents.
Fiscal conservatives need to educate the population (no easy task
considering the liberal bent of our public schools) on monetary
and fiscal matters. If and when the general population “gets” the
idea that any government transfer of funds from the “haves” to
the “have nots” involves their money, not government money, the
United Socialist States of American will face a revolution not
seen in over 200 years. In the meantime, fiscal conservative must
fight the growth of the government by any means necessary.
— I.M. Kessel
FOLLOWING FALSE GODS
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Catholic Bishops ‘Misrepresented’ by Fox, Talk Radio Attackers:
Mr. Lord has done an exhaustive job in analyzing this whole
fiasco and describing the roles of the various groups,
specifically the Catholic Bishops, and he is to be commended for
his patience in tracking down the facts especially when such are
subtle. But in my mind two questions are still unanswered. Why in
the world did the Bishops ever let themselves get connected in
any way with this gang of un-American and lying thieves? Also,
why does Mr. Lord and his congregation continue to belong to a
denomination that has obviously been taken over by the Jeremiah
Wright and worse types? Once a church has gone this far down the
road to perdition it is too toxic to ever reclaim. It is not
following Jesus anymore but many false gods.
— Jack Wheatley
Royal Oak, Michigan
Re: Peter Hannaford’s Cluck, It’s Cold Outside:
This past June, the U.N. and some international advertising, marketing and media agencies launched the “Hopenhagen” organization. You can become a citizen of Hopenhagen, where the community banner reads “We can save ourselves from ourselves.” Even get a passport.
But on Oct. 26, according to a U.N. Climate Change Conference COP15 news release, Janos Pasztor, director of the U.N. secretary-general’s Climate Change Support Team, indicated that a Kyoto Protocol replacement likely will not be coming out of Copenhagen this December.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?