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Well, the Supreme Court failed to rule the obvious, that Hillary: The Movie, was a political ad.

Be real, folks.  By their own admission,

Citizens United, a conservative not-for-profit group, wanted to air ads for the movie in Democratic primary states….

That makes the purpose rather obvious, doesn’t it?

That’s what I said.  When BHO goes on the ’09 Spring European Tour and lets the world know what a fool he is and how bad the U.S. is, well…….it just isn’t his fault.  WE knew this from the beginning and Barak is just being his foolish self.  I mean really; is anyone shocked about his daily retorts, gaffs, no-class style and his John Wayne swagger (my humble apologies to the Duke and his kin)?  Those with intelligence knew what we would get if he were elected.  No, it wasn’t his fault.

It was the fault of the Obama-mites that set this scurge upon the planet.  Yes, those brainless wonders whose IQ’s are stamped in every pair of shoes made (American or European-doesn’t matter).  Do you think anyone in their right mind nominated McCain for the GOP candidate?  Do you think anyone really believed that BHO could deliver the change that he was talking about without destroying the American economy and way of life?  Do you really think that Americans wanted nothing more than to see My Belle Michele’s armpits at every event conceivable?  No, it was the brainless, witless Obama-mites that did this to the world.  And do they have an excuse?  The answer is YES!!!!!!!  One word-HULU!

Check this out!  You will see that it came from the aquisition of a Chinese company.  It started at the same time as BHO’s prodding to run for president.  It is owned by news organizations.  And as the advertisement says, “we’re aliens.  And we are turning your gray matter into goo so that we can eat it up”.  We have seen that those that voted Obama are brainless (corpses, mental deficients or just brain-dead) and sucked up all that alien crap till their brain-matter was goo.  After all, like the website says “In Swahili, Hulu means, among other things, both “cease” and “desist.”  It also gives other cute meanings in other languages; none of it good.  They were not in a correct state of mind when they voted and, since there is no recovery, don’t know the problem that they have caused.

Next time you want to blame Barak for something just pause and think back before he was elected.  If you remember that that was the way he was then, well, it isn’t his fault.  It is the Obama-mites and HULU!

It’s looking very good for Saxby Chambliss to become the 41st Republican senator in the upcoming session.

Click here to follow the results at the AJC blog. Just keep hitting F5.

He’s running much stronger than he did in the general election.

If Chambliss does win in a landslide, let me be the first to say: Thanks, Sarah.

UPDATE: at 9:00 pm Chambliss leads by over 250,000 votes – more than 60% – with over half the precincts reporting.

UPDATE II: … and at 9:05 pm, AP calls the race for Chambliss. Thanks, Sarah.

Another quick-hit potential conversation starter:

If President Obama overreaches, we should pummel him for it and march on Washington if necessary. But he is our QB now, so as Americans we must allow him to begin his presidency with assurance that we have his back.

Prior to the 2008 elections, progressives projected onto Barack Obama their hopes and we conservatives projected our fears. From his initial steps as President-elect, it appears we have all had our expectations dashed.

Having your fears dashed, it turns out, is a pretty cool thing (with hopes, however … it’s not so great.) I said a couple times I would love to be proven wrong about my assumptions that Obama’s past statements and affiliations portended dark days for America’s future. It is looking like I was wrong.

AND I, FOR ONE, AM GLAD ABOUT IT.

I think there is a real danger and missed opportunity for conservatives if we go into the 2009 federal government period poised to reflexively trash the Barack Obama presidency. He seems to have a strong pragmatic streak. Not saying he doesn’t have some important issues to work out, but I plan to give him the benefit of the doubt for a long while.

I know after the blitzkrieg we fell under conservatives are aghast, wondering “Who were those guys and what are they going to do next?”

Is there anything Moveon.org can’t accomplish?

Well I hate to be the bearer of terrifying news, but Moveon is not going away. They are moving forward!

This video was captured by a New York Magazine crew two weeks after the election at a Moveon meeting in Manhattan.

And by moving forward I mean revving up to kick ass, take photos and eat brains.

The money quote:

“Moveon is not about an issue, it’s about the issue being that you guys cannot organize, and that we need to figure about how to f-cking do it, because …”

“Can you spare us the obscenities?”

“Sorr .. Are you? .. alright, so anyway, thanks and I’m done.”

Be afraid, be very afraid.

These will be frightening times to be a moderate in America, with this progressive behemoth coming straight down the pike. To be a conservative, for goodness sake, will be like butter waiting for the hot knife to slice into us.

Not one to avoid controversy for long, Alaska Governor and former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin is back in the news for an interview she gave at a location that was possibly not thoroughly vetted by her public relations staff.

As Palin nonchalantly fielded questions from reporters in an ad hoc press opportunity on the occasion of her annual “pardoning” of a turkey for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday, both the television cameras and audience noticed something terrible occurring in the background as the governor blithely continued the back and forth with the press.
Sarah Palin Al Franken
Just outside the governor’s field of vision but completely observable by everyone else, an apparently crazed political candidate from Minnesota was crushing small dogs one after the other, saying “THIS is how we win. THIS is how we win. THIS is how we win.”

During the course of the nearly 10-minute interview, an estimated 17 small dogs were either suffocated, or mortally wounded from massive blunt force trauma.

Confronted with the video evidence, neither the governor nor her staff would comment on yet another major miscalculation by the woman who would have been next in line for the presidency of the United States of America.

About two years ago, I noted that the Republicans where on the wrong track.  The issue that caused me concern was immigration.  Immigration is a law-and-order issue — nothing else.  Republicans used to be the law-and-order party.  It later occurred to me that they had been on the wrong track for a while.  I should have noticed when the late, great WFB and George Will were down on Republicans back in 2004.  They saw the writing on the wall four years ago.  Alas, the party should have used them as a weather vane and changed course then.  Here is where the Republicans have gone wrong in this conservative’s estimation:

Fiscal Hawkishness
Earmarks should be anathema.  The Republicans became just like  Democrats, and both parties are like pigs at the trough, feasting on the people’s money and in the process betraying the public trust.  This money is legalized bribery.  The politician is saying, ‘Here is money, so vote for me and I will get you more money.’

Small Federal Government
This is the outcome that is impossible if one does not keep a handle on the earmarks. Another element of this is keeping giveaways-writ-large off the table.  For example the ‘Prescription Drug Benefit’ was a Democrat program imposed on us by a GWB. Congress should have told him to take a walk.  Instead they let is pass.  It should have been filibustered.  Another one like this is the ‘No-Child-Left-Behind.’  Education is important.  A quality education is not all about money.  Look at DC, they spend more per student than anyone else ~$14K-per-student-per-year, and the results are the worst in the country.

Until these two issues are permanently resolved, and not spending the tax payers money is taken to heart permanently, discussion and arguments regarding taxes will ring hollow.  The ‘starving the beast’ strategy does not work.  It appears one must instead stop worshiping it.   The beast offers the illusion of permanent power and employment.  The conservative Republican constituency does not tolerate this.  Budget growth cannot exceed GDP growth.  Doing so is situation is not sustainable.  Higher taxes will not solve the problem.  If anything, they will bring it to a head sooner.

Nation Building
This is an idea that originated in the 1960′s, and it was a bad idea then, too.  Why did we resurrect it?  It was a bad idea, so Bush then resurrected it in the 21st century?  Look how popular it has made us around the world.  Obviously no one wants our ‘help’ in this form. This is something Republicans should treat like plutonium, and conservatives should have raised a bigger stink about.

Party Unity
Reagan said that Republicans ought never speak ill of the other Republicans.  Spencer, McCain, and Graham are notorious in this regard.  It is not helpful.  The only thing it does is provide ammunition to the MSM, which is blatantly in the tank for the Democrats.  The Democrats have taken this to heart and are highly disciplined in keeping their differences in the family.  Being a ‘maverick’ did not do McCain a bit of good in this election.

Principles over Popularity
Republicans should not care what the press says.  Espousing a position just to become a darling of the MSM was McCain’s moniker.  The minute he was up against a Democrat in the Presidential election, they threw him under the bus.  Speaking conservative principles without apology is integrity.  Undercutting your principles just to get favorable press will do you absolutely no good when the chips are down.

In 2002, the Democrats lost seats in the House and Senate running as Ersatz Republicans.  Many Republicans are now trying to run as Ersatz Democrats.  The results are equally dismal, as they should be.  Who wants zirconium when there is real diamond available for the same price?

Law and Order
We are a nation of laws.  We pledge our loyalty to a Constitution that represents 230 years of nationhood based on the proposition that all men are created equal.   Our republic is an embodiment of the principle that a government that is dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will bring the best possible result.  It is not paradise, but it is certainly better than elsewhere.  If we do not hold the law in respect, if we allow systemic corruption to take root, our form of government will eventually perish. More than likely, it will expire with a whimper.

Looking Forward
McCain received 56M votes to Obama’s 63M votes.  In 2004, GWB got 62M to Kerry’s 59M votes.  The end result is that this year 119M people cast a vote, and in 2004  the 122M did.  That is 3M votes less than in 2004.  The number missing is actually larger because Obama and the Democrats conducted a massive 1+M person voter registration drive.  So where did the 4M voters from the last election go?  They stayed home, and did not vote.

Considering the enthusiasm on the liberal side of the political spectrum, it is more than likely that the majority of the 3-4M people would not have voted Democrat.  But the Republicans did not deserve their consideration either.  This pool of voters will reenter the fray.  It should be a source of hope for the Republicans.  But they did not come out and vote for a Republican who espoused socialistic solutions to financial problems.  They did not come out and vote for a Republican who is apparently more comfortable making friends on the other side of the aisle than on his own side.

This is not a call to partisanship.  This is a call to return to the roots of our party.  The Republican Revolution in 1994 was supposed to change Washington.  It failed.  Washington changed the Republicans.