ALOHA, ALL! It’s been a rough month. The outcome on November 6 was not just a disappointment but a kick in the gut. We’re stuck with Obama for another 4 years and there’s a stronger Democrat majority in the Senate. But we still have the House, small consolation considering all that’s been lost. And just to make this month’s misery last a little longer, Allen West conceded his race the other day. These are the times when you wish you had a rewind button – a time machine that could make it all go away. Even still, we have much to be thankful for. We are STILL the greatest country to ever inhabit the earth. We are STILL the symbol of freedom around the world. We are STILL America. So while we’ve been dealt a body blow, think of the unrest in the Middle East and the daily assaults on Israel (great article that puts what’s happening there in perspective: Middle East Burning). And remember our ideals and what makes us great.
As we reflect on our many blessings, many of us have trepidation and fear in our hearts. Are we still that “shining city on a hill”? We need perspective, and I can’t think of more appropriate comments than those made by fellow blogger Jessica, who describes herself as “Anglo-Catholic, wife, biscuit-maker and Liverpool fan – probably in that order.” Interesting that a Brit is so spot-on in her concepts of America! Jessica’s blog is All Along The Watchtower and she recently wrote this post for Nebraska Energy Observer:
It was John Winthrop, Governor of Massachusetts in the early seventeenth century who uttered the phrase used by so many politicians since:
“For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. Soe that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.”
President Reagan, of course, used it in his great farewell address to the Nation on 11 January 1989, when he thanked the American people for ‘the chance to serve’. How much, in that simple phrase, he caught the essence of Christian leadership – that he who is first should be the servant of all. There was no arrogance of power and office in President Reagan. He came from humble beginnings and was, in many ways the quintessence of the American Dream. He wasn’t a great intellect, he wasn’t even a professional politician, and in many ways seemed uninterested in politics at the every day level. He saw the big picture – what it meant to be ‘an American’ – ‘we stood for freedom’, he told the Nation. That America did, does, and always will. ‘We made a difference’, he told America. (Read the rest of the post HERE)
GOD BLESS AMERICA – HAVE A BLESSED AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING – PASS THIS ON!!
ALOHA, ALL!! Even though the Democrats are in full spin mode trying to destroy Paul Ryan, Republicans and conservatives are ecstatic over his pick for Romney’s VP. Let’s face it – Ryan has already been demonized by the Dems over his budget plan. And while the old attacks about how Ryan’s plan will “end Medicare as we know it” (never mind that Obama already did that) or throw grandma off a cliff, that’s old news. Deja vu. Heard that before. It won’t have the same impact now because it’s simply not a new attack. Don’t get me wrong, the Romney/Ryan team need to come out strong right NOW and define themselves. It’s important to do this while they have the lamestream media’s attention….before they get distracted by some shiny object. Voters need to understand the stark contrast between Romney/Ryan and Obama/Biden and why we need to fire the last two. A friend of mine who voted for Obama in 2008 claims she supported Reagan in the past. When discussing Romney, she flippantly quipped, “Romney is no Reagan.” I immediately replied, “How do you know? At this point in his first presidential campaign Reagan wasn’t Reagan.” *Cricket Sounds* 😉
Lots of misinformation is going around about Ryan’s plan for Medicare. Here’s a simple explanation from Dick Morris that highlights the differences between the Romney/Ryan plan and Obama’s plan (one of them has zero plan – guess who?)
Of course, Ryan tried to explain all this to Debbie Dimwit (Wasserman Schultz) in 2012. I don’t know how he kept from smacking her!
Oh yeah…you probably missed the fact that Ryan’s mother lives in Florida – and is on Medicare. CBS Doesn’t Want You To Know Ryan’s Mother Is On Medicare “For some reason ’60 Minutes’ sent out a transcript of the Romney-Ryan interview but decided not to air the portion where Paul Ryan tells Bob Schieffer his mother is a “Medicare senior in Florida.” I’m sure it was just an oversight.
Is it just me, or are there lots of dofusses among the Dems? Joe Biden Says Romney ‘Going To Put You Back In Chains,’ Thinks Virginia Rally Goers Are North Carolinians Yep. Crazy Uncle Joe is at it again! Be sure to click on the link for the videos.
In contrast, the GOP has people like this: Allen West Cruises To Victory In Florida GOP Primary But West is a primary target for the Dems in November – they would love to unseat him! Support him if you can.
Be sure to see this movie!!!! 2016 – Obama’s America It’s based on two books by Dinesh D’Souza and produced by the Academy-Award winning producer of Schindler’s List. Hubby and I have tickets for Friday, thanks to Hawaii Republicans For Life!!
Final Thought: “You’re right to say we’re not coming before you today to say we have a definitive solution to that long-term problem. What we do know is we don’t like yours.” Timothy Geithner to Paul Ryan, during a House Budget Committee meeting on the debt and deficit in early 2012
And: “We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.” Ronald Reagan. Kinda sounds like Paul Ryan, doesn’t it????
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER – 82 DAYS AND COUNTING!!
- Charles Krauthammer: “I Think Paul Ryan Has That Reagan-Like Quality” (Video) (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Talking Points Memo: Demonizing Paul Ryan (foxnewsinsider.com)