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  • Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

    Ronald Reagan

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    When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.

    Gary Lloyd

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    We have a system that increasingly taxes and subsidizes nonwork.

    Milton Friedman

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    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Those of us who manage the public dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and our government.

    Barack Hussein Obama, 1/20/09

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    My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    “And the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history”

    Nancy Pelosi, Election Night 2006

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    A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize.

    Rush Limbaugh

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Random Election Thoughts

The election is over and life goes on.  Here are some of my random thoughts:

  • With a Democrat Congress, a Democrat in the White House, and more liberal judges to most likely be named to the Supreme Court, there will be PLENTY of BOHICA‘s to look forward to.
  • The American electorate voted for change, but I don’t think we’ll get change. Rather, we will get more of the same, only worse.
  • The Republicans have no one to blame but themselves for their utterly poor showing in yesterday’s elections.  Nominating a RINO, and forcing true conservatives to pick the lesser of two evils caused them the election. It also didn’t help having so many RINO’s in the Senate as well (Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey? c’mon….)
  • Had Sarah Palin not been chosen as Mac’s running mate, the election would be more like Reagan/Mondale in 1984, only in reverse.
  • If thinking about making a gun purchase, buy or invest now, especially a semi-auto pistol or rifle. (remember the first 2 years of Clinton?)
  • WWRD?
  • Will BHO make Jimmy Carter’s presidency look GOOD?
  • The Dems excelled at PsyOps: Rendell “worrying” about PA, “leaked” internal polls showing poor numbers for BHO, etc. I was snookered as well.
  • When the economy tanks even further under Obama, the excuse will be that he “inherited” the problem from Bush. Wrong: see “Anatomy of a Train Wreck” , Acorn Flowchart, How A Clinton-Era Rule Rewrite Made Subprime Crisis Inevitable , and many, many more.
  • Voters in Northeastern PA are apparently easily impressed (“Joe Biden is from Scranton”)
  • Voters in Northeastern PA will bitch about the economy, yet they’ll re-elect a congressman directly involved in the sub-prime crisis, and one who channeled over $9 million of our tax dollars to his family.
  • It’s OK to vote “a couple of times” in Philadelphia
  • When will Joe Biden and Michelle Obama have their proverbial muzzles removed?
  • It would be great for both states if Philth-adelphia secedes to New Jersey.
  • Liberal reporters will stop at nothing  to discredit the opposition.
  • It’s almost the end of the day, and I have yet to hear anyone mention “Joe The Plumber”.
  • When will Joe Biden resign, and will his son be named to take his place? (h.t. to pstarr999)
  • When will Obama pull out of Iraq, and will he concentrate more forces in Afghanistan?
  • Which cabinet post will Oprah be named to?
  • Will the Republican party ever return to Conservatism?
  • Will the Libertarian party benefit from the Republican party attempting to cross over to the Dark Side? (liberalism)
  • How many more hours before Jack Murtha insults the voters who put him back in office?
  • Will BHO be able to make all liberals happy?
  • He campaigned there, but I STILL haven’t heard how many votes BHO received in Berlin…
  • How high will gas prices go?

And for those of you who are down and out and discouraged, Michelle Malkin suggests what needs to be done:

We stand up for our principles, as we always have — through Democrat administrations and Republican administrations, in bear markets or bull markets, in peacetime and wartime.

We stay positive and focused.

We keep the faith.

We do not apologize for our beliefs. We do not re-brand them, re-form them, or relinquish them. We defend them.

We pay respect to the office of the presidency. We count our blessings and recommit ourselves to our constitutional republic.

We gird our loins, to borrow a phrase from our Vice President-elect.

We lock and load our ideological ammunition.

We fight.”

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Pennsylvania Is Still In Play

Don’t tell the Obamabots, but Pennsylvania is still very much up for grabs on November 4th. If you look hard enough, the evidence is there.

Let’s first look at the map of Pennsylvania and how each county voted in the 2004 Presidential Election. You’ll see that there are 4 distinct areas that voted Democrat in each corner of the state. Aside from Philth-adelphia, which has a track record for voter fraud, the other areas are not neccessarily guaranteed to remain “blue”.

There may be a big backlash in the Southeast “racist” and “redneck” region of PA after John Murtha just couldn’t keep his mouth shut. This very well may carry over to the Presidential votes, and hurt Obama.

In Northeast PA, also a traditionally blue-collar, heavily Catholic, and Democrat area, there are a lot of unhappy campers amongst Democrats, so Biden may not be able to count on “hometown” votes.  After all, he did say “no coal plants here in America“,  as well as  his blatant lie that he is a “hard coal miner“.   Being that this area has major reserves of Anthracite coal still waiting to be mined, thus leading to a potential economic boom, voters may not take kindly to these Biden gaffes.

I haven’t really seen much information on the Erie area, so I can’t comment on that area.

Other signs that indicate a closer race in Pennsylvania than the pollsters would like us to think: a reported internal Obama poll at the beginning of the month, which showed him just 2 points above McCain; the constant bombardment of ads by the Obama campaign; BHO wearing blue jeans to a rally in Philth-adelphia this week (presumably to make him look more common); bringing Bill Clinton in at the 11th hour to campaign in PA; Fast Eddie Rendell touring the state by bus this week to campaign for BHO; “surrogates” for McCain providing interviews daily in the Wilkes-Barre media market (Fred Thompson and Rudy Guiliani just in the past 24 hours alone); and the McCain campaign pounding PA hard with stops around the state. I also think that the Dems have a false sense of security with all of the new voter registrations, with most being done by ACORN.  The vast majority of the registrations are of young people, a voting block that historically is less likely to vote. So, that actually could be a disadvantage to Obama, since most new registrations are Democrats.

So if you’re a bitter clinger PA voter, hang in there. It’s not as bad as the media and public pollsters would have us believe, and a McCain upset may very well occur.