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Hope and Change

February 17, 2012

Hope and Change

February 17, 2012
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have” ~ Ronald Reagan
There aren’t any surprises that the upcoming election is a must win for the GOP.  What Barack Obama has done (or lacked doing) in his 3+ years so far is astonishing.  As Conservatives we need to spread the word and get our friends and family active in this upcoming election.
We cannot allow the Democrats, their scare tactics, and their love of name-calling slow us down.
I can’t tell you how many people I run into in a day that say, “None of the candidates can beat Obama, just get ready to embrace it.”
When I ask them why, I receive the same responses almost every time.
“Santorum is a racist; he doesn’t care about black people.  Santorum is homophobic and thinks that bestiality is the same as gay marriage.  Santorum is a bigot.  Santorum wants to turn everyone in this country religious.”
“Mitt Romney wants to turn our healthcare system into Obama care or his version of socialized medicine.  Mitt Romney is too rich and only wants to help others who have money like him.  We need a leader of our country, not a man who is trying to be CEO.”
“Newt Gingrich is an arrogant ass; I can’t believe anyone would want him to head our country.  Newt Gingrich described Paul Ryan’s plan as ‘social right engineering.’
“Ron Paul wants to cut financial aid, in turn would prevent many kids from attending college.  Ron Paul wants to eliminate soldiers overseas which would impact the safety of the US.”
Those are just a few of the common responses I get from people who say that Barack Obama will win this election.
Personally, I like Rick Santorum for our presidential nominee, but I do believe that any of the four choices would be astronomically better than President Obama.
Rick Santorum – It pisses me off when liberals make silly claims that Santorum is a racist, is homophobic, is a bigot, or religious freak.
1) The stance of getting Americans off of welfare and less dependent on government help is the furthest thing from racism.  Personally, if you want to name call, the folks calling us racists are assuming that those Americans are helpless and cannot take care of themselves. No matter what minority, I think that is racism.  Being independent and being able to support yourself by your own wages is one of the prominent characteristics that perceives one as an American.  True, it will leave behind the people who refuse to do anything with their lives. But to say that we don’t care about the poor is just utterly ridiculous.  If you choose not to make anything of your life, that is solely your own choice, no one else’s!  Take responsibility for yourself.
2) Believing in the definition of marriage as “The union of 1 man and 1 woman” and being labeled as homophobic is anything but the truth.  Not once have I ever heard/seen/witnessed a fellow conservative saying or doing anything that could be remotely considered homophobic.  (now don’t get me wrong, of course there are those immature and disgusting few that will prove me wrong here, but I’m talking the majority of Common Sense Conservatives.)  Ever since our establishment as a country, we have always taken the value of marriage, between 1 man and 1 woman, very seriously.  There is no hatred for the gay community in any way shape or form. The belief that the union of 1 man and 1 woman is the definition of marriage we have held in this country since the beginning of our existence.
3) The 1st amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion or impeding the free exercise of religion.  The constitution gives us the right to do so.  Rick Santorum is not trying to convert our country to any religion.  In no way, shape, or form has he ever mentioned that that is what he was planning to do.  He is a religious man, practicing his faith defines his character and his morals; it certainly does not tell him how to run a country.
Mitt Romney – Mitt Romney is not going to turn this country’s healthcare system to Obama care.It is ridiculous to think so.  Mitt Romney has clearly stated that what he did for Massachusetts worked for Massachusetts, but for America he proposes a different plan which is NOT Obama care.  To even mention anything about Mitt Romney’s fortune is ridiculous and mentioning Bain Capital is going against capitalism.  Romney did not earn his fortune in any lobbying ways.  He earned it as an investor, meaning that he invested his own money to help a company get back on track and, in turn, making a profit.  A majority of these companies turned around and made it; some didn’t.  Fact is Mitt Romney would be a great president, and probably has the best shot of beating Barack Obama.
Newt Gingrich – I am a fan of Newt’s ability to speak and persuade people quite successfully. However, I stopped liking Newt Gingrich when he attacked Mitt Romney on Bain Capital, I thought that it was a huge mistake and I believe that is where his campaign ends.  I feel that right now he no longer wishes to become president; instead he just wants to prevent Romney from succeeding.
Ron Paul – I think Dr. Paul, has some very good conservative views, but then I also think he has some very dangerous ones.  I don’t like his view on pulling our troops out from around the world in order to spend the money securing our borders and shorelines.  I do believe we’re better off in some other countries, but are wanted in others as well. So, make the world safer for us and our allies.  I also disagree with pulling financial aid to college students.  I think the majority of us cannot readily afford to go to college, or we cannot handle college and a full-time job at the same time. Financial aid helps with this.
Our main objective this November will be removing Barack Obama from the presidency and his multiple failed attempts at balancing the budget, lowering unemployment, creating jobs, etc….  And putting in a candidate who will take action and put our country on the right path to solvency, off of government dependency, and back to work!
In my state of Wisconsin, Governor Walker has done a tremendous job at achieving all of these. We are in a surplus, unemployment is steadily decreasing, and Wisconsin is creating more jobs than ever. This is what the next President of the United States needs to achieve.
  1. John permalink

    I think you make some real valid points here. I think that there is a lot to discuss with American politics and the way all things are handled. It would seem like that if politicians really cared about what was best for their country, they would stop making things a Democratic or Republican side, and agree to do it for the American side. Just my thoughts on the whole system, please feel free to reply.

    • I agree somewhat. I think it’s good to have multiple sides, and I know that there are more than just Democrat and Republican, they just are so small that they will probably never be relevant. As for the two party system, I think it’s a good way of checks and balances. Whereas one specific party cannot control the entire country and have something go wrong, then we are Europe (Which is where President Obama seems to be taking us)

      But I believe that both parties, in general, have the countries best interest in mind, just take to polar opposite routes to get there.

  2. Grace permalink

    “Being independent and being able to support yourself from your own wages is one of the prominent things that make us American.” Agree 100 %. As far as your hatred toward Obama, i dont know about you but my hatred toward government all started with George W. Bush. I have yet to see the light that comes from anything the big people say (government) so hopefully one of these candidates can make me believe in it again

    • I don’t hate Obama, hate is a strong word. I dislike his policies and legislation, as well as his lack of improving important parts of this economy. I respect him as a person.

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