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  • Morning Bell: Liberalism is Failing

    On Tuesday, the National Association of Realtors reported that July sales of existing homes fell by 27% from June of this year and by 25.5% compared to July 2009. This annual sales rate of 3.83 million homes was the lowest since NAR began keeping track of sales in 1999. Then yesterday, the Commerce Department reported that July sales of new homes fell 12.4% from June and by 32.4% compared to July 2009. This annual rate of 276,000 new units sold is the lowest since 1963, when government records were first kept. The source of the plunge is no secret: July’s numbers reflect the first month when existing home sales received no boost from the home buyer tax credit.

    Americans have seen this movie before. Last fall after the Obama administration’s Cash for Clunkers program dried up, new automobile sales plummeted. General Motors’ sales plunged 36 percent in September 2009 compared with August. Ford plummeted 37 percent. Chrysler dove 33 percent. And Americans are still feeling the hangover from the original car spending binge. Thanks to the destruction of traded-in cars mandated by President Obama, used car prices have soared this year. This means that the most cash-strapped Americans who are already dealing with 9.5% unemployment now are finding it harder to find an affordable car, all thanks to government intervention in the marketplace.

    The problem with both of these liberal programs is the same: there is no such thing as a free lunch. In both cases the additional government spending did not create any new demand; it only shifted the time at which American consumers were going to make a purchase they had decided to make anyway. Instead of ensuring an environment where market participants could ascertain the true prices of the goods they want to purchase, these government interventions added uncertainty into the economy by making it harder for existing businesses and entrepreneurs to plan their next move. These government interventions, paid for with borrowed dollars, did not create new wealth. They just diverted capital and resources from the other places where markets would have invested it spontaneously absent government action.

    This is the same problem with President Obama’s failed stimulus. Government spending does not stimulate economic growth. All it does is move resources away from one sector of the economy to another. And government has a horrible track record at efficiently allocating resources. All that really happens is that, on net, jobs get destroyed in the transfer process. But the left refuses to recognize this reality.

    In February 2009, at a House Democratic retreat in Williamsburg, Va., President Obama pressed for passage of his stimulus plan, reasoning: “This is not something that we’re just doing to grow government. We’re doing this because this is what the best minds tell us needs to be done.” But what if the people who President Obama believes have “the best minds” are just wrong? Forty-five years earlier, then-Gov. Ronald Reagan told the American people: “Anytime you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we’re denounced as being against their humanitarian goals. They say we’re always “against” things—we’re never “for” anything. Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

    Last week a group of economic bloggers met with some Treasury officials, including Secretary Timothy Geithner. When pressed on the failure of President Obama’s Home Affordable Modification Program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, the Obama officials explained that they judged “HAMP to be a qualified success because it helped banks muddle through what might have been a fatal shock.” Shocked at the admission that HAMP was meant to bail out banks and not help owners, Media Matters fellow Duncan Black wrote: “When Liberalism Doesn’t Work It Discredits Liberalism.” Liberalism is not working. We’ll find out in the coming months just how discredited it is in the eyes of the American people.

    Quick Hits:

    • Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) told an audience in Greeley, Colo.: “We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet; in my view we have nothing to show for it.”
    • Two of President Obama’s top environmental advisers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s administrator Jane Lubchenco and Council on Environmental Quality chair Nancy Sutley admitted yesterday they did not provide the environmental and scientific basis for Obama’s oil drilling ban.
    • EPA has proposed a rule that would effectively ban all traditional lead ammunition, a law that the National Shooting Sports Foundation says would basically end shooting sports as we know them.
    • New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods excluding transportation equipment posted their largest decline in 1-1/2 years in July, pointing to a slowdown in manufacturing.
    • On Tuesday night’s The Late Show, David Letterman took a jab at President Obama’s schedule, saying: “He’ll have plenty of time for vacations after his one term is up.”
    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    44 Responses to Morning Bell: Liberalism is Failing

    1. Ken Jarvis - Las Veg says:

      "Liberalism is Failing"



      It is Time we took the gloves off

      and FIGHT to save America

      and get rid of those that



    2. West Texan says:

      Amen! Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks Conn.

    3. Mary.... WI says:

      It's time to let the federal reserve go belly up! Who needs them!

    4. Gary Alaska/Nevada says:

      "Liberalism/Socialism/Marxism/Communism, always "fails," whenever it's tried, in all the history of humanity. Free market, is the only "system" that works. Even in strictly controlled markets like China, they've discovered they have to allow individual freedoms, if they want any progress whatsoever.

      Obama and company, have their claws so deeply into the heart of America, "they" may very well take our whole economic system with them in their "failure."

    5. Gail Lawrence, New B says:

      It sounds like David Cay Johnson has plenty of material with which to write a sepqual to his NY Times bestseller, "Free Lunch: How the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill). I see the expense, and that we are paying for it. Who are the winners in all this?

    6. toledofan says:

      Advice abounds, everybody has good ideas on how to fix this mess or at least make it better, but, because of Obama's ideology and arrogance, he won't change course because if he does it means the far left is doomed to failure. I mean the guy is surrounded with like minded loons and people who have little or no real world experience, except for in a class room. Because of their lack of management skills they have created more chaos than they can handle and that's causing the Democrtic Party into a meltdown. Everything this administraiopn has touched has turned into a political mindfield and I think, no matter the outcome for America, they will stay the course until they are voted out. The second team is about to take the field in Novemeber, we can only hope their batting average will be better.

    7. Doug Schexnayder, Ph says:

      Modern liberalism is actually factually secular socialism. I coined that term long before Newt and his recent book. Its how they vote, secular socialism IS the national democrat agenda. Until we conservatives begin to use the term and argue against that philosophy we shall be bogged down in deceptive names.

      This historic struggle is against secular socialism. Any voting record that reflects secular socialism must be revealed and called that in print when "democrats are called out".

      Instead, we are starting to use the secular socialists' new deceptive term "progressive".

      Now explain to voters how secular socialism is in any way "progressive" for a country.

      Maybe ask those who fled Castro if there is a difference.

    8. BJ Ft. Myers Fl says:

      Excellent article. It does appear that anything the current administration touches goes bad in a hurry. The government needs to stay out or everybodys business.

    9. Mike, Chicago says:

      Tax and spend and handouts for some, which is a basic tenet of liberalism has been a detriment to this country.

    10. Jeanne Stotler, Wood says:

      I have read Bradford's account (Diary) about the Plymouth colony, also about the earlier colony at Jamestown, one thing stands out. Those that worked, ate. Laziness was not condoned in either colony and this carried forth as the expansion to the north, south and west. I was taught early in life that when you wanted something, you went out and worked for it. I am thankful for that teaching as I was widowed early and had to raise my kids alone, we all sacrificed, I worked 60 or more hours aweek and every child had chores, they all had jobs while in HS and all are productive members of society a couple with their own businesses. This is what needs to be taught to the youth of today, not how to get a handout while others work. we are close to having 1 worker for every non worker, it doesn't work.

    11. Steven, Louisiana says:

      Each dollar spent on these programs thwarted market money from reaching it's intended destination. There has never been an entitlement program that has stayed within it's budget or met the desired goals it was intended to meet. Each program costs more and more of the GDP and fosters laziness and dependency. Framing the intention of the program to be for the poor, the children, the disenfranchised only draws on emotion, not common sense or fact based reasoning. Each of these programs helped few, but hurt all.

    12. DANNY, HERMANN says:

      Until the American people get their heads out of the sand and wake up to the fact that the more control the federal government has, the less freedoms we as individuals have. It is a fact that you can boil a frog by slowly turning up the heat. The poor frog doesn't realize he is being boiled until it is too late. We are slowly being cooked by our liberal government and unless we jump out of the pot soon and insist on change…you get the idea.

    13. Edmund Daves says:

      I agree with every thing in the article. My problem is there is no national Republican forcefully expounding these thoughts. Perhaps that is because the media does not reportt this, but I listen to Fox news which should mention something of this nature.

    14. KC - New Mexico says:

      What a great article on how liberalism and logical economics do not mix. Even the fact that tax dodgers like Secretary Timothy Geithner do not have a clue about how to improve the American economy was right on. Get government out of the picture and we might have a chance. May be this is why republicans and other moderates in the middle are logical business leaders. At least they understand how to make money versus the typical professional political democrat who comes from a legal background and only knows how to spend.

      On another note — regarding the 72 migrants killed in Mexico – very close to the NM boarder and supposedly murdered by the drug cartel – where is the Mexican President now? After all – he criticized our country in Congress about the Arizona law. He needs to clean up his own country!

    15. Bob H. Syosset N.Y. says:

      Attention Ken Jarvis Re. obama "fixing the mess" If i I am not mistaken it is congress that spends all I repeat all the funds. Not the President. And I seem to recall that it was the democrats that took control of Congress 2 years before the end of the Bush presidency. So if you want to blame anyone for the "mess" Look to the very same democrats that conveniently forget this fact and Blame Bush for everything and anything that goes wrong. It's Bush"s fault is getting very tired.

    16. David Cole, Houston says:

      @ Ken Jarvis -

      How right (left, actually) you are – a fight is what we will have. See you @ the ballot box in November 2010.

    17. Ben C. Ann Arbor, MI says:

      Sadly those that believe socialism is a good thing don't realize they are the problem – not the solution. For those that believe in socialism aka liberalism aka progressivism aka communism I suggest living in N. Korea or Cuba for a few years and let us know what you think. Eldridge Cleaver did and realized he made a terrible mistake. On another note, I challenge the liberal left to read We Have Been Had by James Kenna then remain convinced that their ideology is good for society.

    18. Andy Mentor,Oh says:

      Lets try helping small business,cut taxes and best of all,put a freeze on our Congressmens salary until such time as the economy turns around.

    19. Blair Franconia, NH says:

      According to both Ronald Reagan and Rush Limbaugh, liberalism is bankrupt, "when

      we put our ideas up against theirs, we win." That was Rush Limbaugh. Reagan said that liberalism would lead us down the royal road to ruin. I'd like to change what Harry Reid recently said in Nevada. Why would blacks and Hispanics be Democrats? In high school, I did a research paper on the Ku Klux Klan. Back then, it was much easier, or harder, depending on your POV. I actually had to go to my high school's library and check out a book on the Ku Klux Klan. The Democrats, contrary to their remade touchy-feely, "Republicans-are-racist" image, did EVERYTHING they could to deny blacks the right to vote. Like what? Poll taxes, grandfather clauses, and literacy tests. The Ku Klux Klan was founded in Pulaki, Tennessee in 1866 by Nathan Bedford Forest.Don't make me go into the history here. It would take too long and space is limited. Anyway, from about 1868 to 1932,

      blacks voted Republican. From 1932 to the present, blacks have voted Democratic.

      Why when the Democrats, many of whom like Hugo Black and Robert Byrd, were

      members of the Klan? Political expediency.

    20. Drew Page, IL says:

      Mr. Jarvis, from the tenor of your comments lately it would seem that you would be much happier posting on MOVE ON.ORG. I am certain you would feel more comfortable there and your posts would undoubtedly meet with the approval of all the other Bush bashers.

      You say Obama is the only one trying to fix the mess. I don't know how true that is. Seems like Mr. O has gotten a lot of help from Ms. Pelosi, Boxer, Fienstein, Landrieu and Mssrs. Reid, Hoyer, Leahy, Schumer, Nelson, Dodd, and Frank. Over the past 19 months their attempts at fixing things may have convinced you that they are on the right track.. Presidential and congressional approval ratings taken by various pollsters show that a majority of your fellow Americans do not feel the same as you. But stick to your guns sir, no one likes a quitter. Where would we be today if all the members of the Flat Earth society gave in to public opinion?

    21. Doug, Atlanta GA says:

      Wow and the economy was doing so well and then Obama took office!

      George W bailed out just as the plane he and the Neocons hijacked and set on fire settled into an unrecoverable tailspin. No matter who took the controls after those 8 disastrous year of failed domestic AND foreign policy the result was going to be the same. I'm only amazed that we haven't actually gone into a full blown depression yet but I assure you…it's coming and neither the Right nor Left can prevent it.

    22. Joe Fiedeldey Colora says:

      An EXCELLENT article.

    23. Eddie/ Dallas says:

      Ken Jarvis you sir are an idiot!! How in the hell is this the Republican's fault? This crap was put in place and passed by your almighty Obama, Harry Reid, Pelosi and all of the other capitalism hating liberal Democrats. You idiot liberals are gonna have to get your heads out of your rears and quit blaming Bush and buying everthing this regime is sellling you!!

    24. Slick - Nebraska says:

      The REAL problem is not necessarily a shift in the time of purchase. The true problem is that when offered such a significant incentive to buy, those Americans who had little or no need to buy bought NOW to get the once-in-a-lifetime deal!

      One has to wonder just how many more bankruptcies are resulting from buying homes to get the rebate, repossessions of cars that consumers didn't really NEED, and a whole gamit of other optional expenditures that resemble what got us into this economic mess in the first place.

      Perhaps it is way past time to teach consumers in America the difference between "wants" and "needs". Needs are usually designated items you can't really do without, like food, water, heat, etc. Wants are those things that one should think about, save money for, and savor the satisfaction in purchasing by paying CASH, an unheard-of concept these days.

      If you look at the relative young age of our President and the people he surrounds himself with, it is no wonder that he does NOT know the difference!

    25. Bill, Fort Wayne says:

      Ken Jarvis – Did you even read the piece?

    26. Steve, Blacksburg says:

      OK, we got your message. Quit throwing stones and suggest real, plausible solutions that are not too far right or too far left. At least the Dems are trying something. Demonstrate some courageous leadership or I will just tune you out as I have the nuts on the left. Both parties got us in this mess – both are needed to get us out of it. This country has huge fiscal mess and the remaining options are ALL painful. We need to lower cost of everything, not just medical care, (and yes possibly raise tax rates) to get out of the fiscal mess we ALL have created. It is time to pay the piper. I cannot live on a budget like this at home, and we need national leaders who will take the country down a path of future prosperity, not instant gratification and re-election.

      Please step up if you have a good plan, not a sound bite.

    27. Slick - Nebraska says:

      A shift in the timing of the purchase? Maybe. How about considering that these programs made consumers a deal that they thought was too good to pass up? Buy a house and get an $8,000 rebate; buy a car and get $4,500 back, buy a frig, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer and get $$$$ back!!! People went out and spent money they had not considered spending – and should have saved in case of a rainy day, because the offer was a once-in-a-lifetime deal!!! “Live today for tomorrow you may die.”

      Perhaps the saddest part of this whole thing is that instead of considering the difference between "wants" (new cars, new houses, new appliances) and "needs" (food, adequate shelter, heat), consumers seem to be driven by the "on sale" mentality. It no longer matters whether you actually need something or not. If you want it you should just go ahead and get it because the government will make it easy to not be responsible for your foolishness. Look at how easy is has been for homeowners who paid more than they could afford for houses to just "erase" the excess from their loans and reduce their interest rates with little or no refinance charges. The homeowners who did the right thing, bought what they could afford and paid the bill are suckers today. And because the bankruptcies in the housing market just keep on coming, Washington will probably come up with more bailouts.

      Those Americans who pay their bills, save for a rainy day, and live within their means are the real losers in this mess because they will end up being penalized for the foolishness of those use the “buy now, pay later“ mentality. I don’t know about you but I think there is something much deeper wrong with this country than just the sick economy in this country . . . .like basic character traits and morals.

    28. Tom Berquist, Pennsy says:

      The fact is the introduction of liberal policies has been successful. The so called stimulus, health care trash and a financial reform bill filled with land mines for the economy have been put in place. The liberals now have all they need in place to collapse the economy and destroy our country. The truth remains the Socialist, Marxist Communist system they are attempting to put in place has never nor will it ever work. This is an full blown attempt to destroy America and the majority of Americans will no longer tolerate the radical agenda being presented by this administration and the beginning of the end for these folks starts November 2nd. We are coming and we will not be denied. Your corruption, deception, lawlessness and outright lies will no longer work. Your call of racists at the first sign of having the truth shine on your ugly agenda no longer is effective. The days of Political Correctness and ignorance of the Constitution is coming to a halt. If you don't want to adhere to our laws, speak English or come into our country illegally you can pack your bags and go to one of your utopia countries like China, Russia or Cuba. The line is in the sand has been drawn…you have woke the sleeping giant and we will not longer stand by and watch our childrens and countries future be destroyed by agendas that have no success in the real world and have only brought misery to it's occupied people.

    29. mr norman says:

      Ummmm. I'm not sure whether I like the Democratic Liberal party or the Republican Subversive party. Could we please have another option?

    30. rosemarie, fresno says:

      ken from nevada

      you are a total idiot

      obama is the one that is destoying america

      hi is aTYRANT you dope

    31. LDW in Carolina says:

      After 9-11 bush gave the American people exactly what they wanted. a war. I was against it and still am but i was one of the very few. Oh yes Bill Clinton started this stupid war when he fired cruise missels in Afganastan or how ever it is spelled. Not to mention he started this run on home loans to people who could not afford a house. How stupid. how did he and the liberals who were cheering him on think it would turn out. The one true thing about liberals/socialist is that they have their heads so far up their ass that is the only point of view they will ever see.

    32. ROY S. MALLMANN II S says:

      This economy will stay in the toilet until and only if, the Republicans with the Tea Party, retake control of at least The United States House of Representatives and nuetralize this anti-American liberal onslaught. The Liberal Democrats have spent years demonizing business and the Republican Party and the Conservatives and in 2008 they found a willing audience. Now you have seen what happens when the inmates take over the asylum. These out of touch college boys have totally undermined this country's economy and values and we need to restore the work ethic and the rule of law so we can regain our American Dream. If we take back Congress, you are going to see the biggest economic tun -a round in history. When you kill business, you are literally biting the hand that feeds you. 'nuff said!

    33. Howard Reed says:

      Hello America,

      Ken, is that brain glitch of your viral and catching. It doesn't sound like your mind is functioning properly. Pray my man for a GOP victory in Nov, and hopefully our troubles will all go away. Although, I have to agree with you that the last time the GOP was at the helm, they put us on the rocks.

      All that is happening to our country only proves that God is still in charge and he works in great and mysterious ways. He, through his tools in the conservative media opens the eyes of the sleepers to the evil caused by Satan's minions on the left. Now it is up to us to do something about constitutionally.

      The Turban Torpedo

    34. MN J says:

      To Steve,

      A very good place to start is to stop giving recipients of PUBLIC PENSIONS cost of living increases.

      Next, have PUBLIC PENSIONS be set in stone when they retire.

      Then, have PUBLIC PENSIONS be converted to defined contribution – that is, save your money and live off it.

      Then, look at Congressman Paul Ryan's plan for fiscal sanity.

      The Republicans have solutions – it's just that Pelosi and company locked the door to their ideas – in reality in metaphorically.

    35. Timpclimber Provo, U says:

      Ken is correct today–Republicans and Democrats have both failed because they have forgotten our constitution and we, personal responsibility. The solution is not big government, big business, university dogma or any of the izms. It is found when we have the freedom to succeed and freedom to fail without big nanny government regulations or bail outs. The blue print was given thousands of years ago; love, trust, follow God and to love and treat our neighbor as our selves. We will only solve our problems large and small when we return to this ever true formula.

    36. Carlos McCauley, Flo says:

      I saw good jobs in Milwaukee head to Mexico; in Florida a lot of the jobs have gone to Malaysia. Obama is trying to put Americans to work, but as far as I can tell, the folks in Congress don't want to go along with him because everybody's constituents are as mad as hell about the BAILOUT, how a lot of Wall Street Exec seem to walk away with a slap on the wrist and deep pockets full of taxpayer's dollars. Where were the adults who were supposed to be managing this situation. It never should have happened. Look where we are. We are at a stalemate. If it keeps up like this, it will only get worse. We need to work with each other, instead of vilifying one another.

    37. Chris says:

      Remember this: The first stimulus,,, from the Bush White House came directly to the people! $450.00! All other stimulus $ since has gone to corporations and banks. And yet this President is said to be for the small guy. What a scam! He is lining the pockets of union workers! Not the little guy. And in doing so is bancrupting this country!

    38. Anne, Madison WI says:

      WWRD "What would Reagan do?" So Obama says he will finally be able to relax and take a vacation. !?!? It seems like all he ever does is take vacations. When is he ever going to get down to real work?

    39. DanJ1, Suburban Detr says:

      I read with amazement the speech by Ronald Reagan on October 27, 1964. I was wondering if there was anyone out there who could update the speech with 2010 facts, figures and players. It would be scary how it still applies 100% to what is going on today.

      The speech should also make us all understand the importance of each and every one of us to stand in the way of the liberal socialist leftist threat. This is not a new battle as you will realize after reading it.

    40. Chuck Mayo, Californ says:

      Of course those programs fail! First of all, Socialism has been tried in various guises for several thousand years and it has not worked yet!

      Secondly, the administration is attempting to fix (?) things by treating the symptoms rather than the underlying cause. That has never worked, either.

    41. Joe Rozman says:

      I am admittedly left of center politcally, so I have some empahty with the current administration. I also benefited personally from the Stimulus program, namely the 65% subsidy on COBRA and the Cash for Clunkers program. Those programs enabled me to begin a human resources consulting practice, so far successful, from an employment survival mode.

      That said, I've read the article and the various comments and I'll ask the author and repondents the following: Name me three things you would have done differently and tell me how you would have gone about implementing your ideas (at least 5 actionable steps) and your rationale as to why you ideas and steps would have been successful?

      I ask this for the following reason. I have a number of friends to the far right of me politically, who can ably complain about the current adminstration. But they cannot provide any substantive alternatives (what's, how's and why's).

      Not to be disrespectful, but common, this should be a homerun pitch for this auhor and repondents.

      PS. I thought the bailout of the big banks, the allowance of the banks to put the screws to the small business owner and the huge bonuses for "retention"purposes were nothing short of criminal. I would have cuffed the heads of the banks and had flown then to Guantanamo and allowed them to think about their actions while in confinement. I understand there may have been vacancies there.

    42. Ron - Fl. says:

      I was readung the reports during the first three years of FDR's new deal. He was accused of most of the same things that Pres. Obama is accused of todeay. Pres. Obama has two wars to pay for in addition to the other economic problems left to him from the last administration. It may not all be Pres. Bush's fault but his team didn't leave the country in any where near the shap that it started with. Let's not forget that as we are so rightous in our condemnation. He has only been in off for 19 months. I for one think he has done as well as he could given the obstructions that he has had to face.

    43. Ron Derry NH says:

      I think there are a lot of disillusioned liberals that don't understand that CONGRESS controls the budgets not the presidents. Also the fact that Banking on the world scale is run by a small amount of people who manipulate politicians in directions that are not necessarily good for America. Of course if you are a liberal, take a pay check from a branch of the government and have never met a payroll or run your own business with a profit margin in a free market attempt to provide a service and fee your children, you would naturally believe Communism is as good as any system or that liberalism was a miracle cure all of some kind..

      You would probably find it easy to believe that liberalism isn't a cause of concern or failure as you wouldn't research the economic factors that were beyond your meager scope of reality, having no need to actually know math, economics or where monetary worth actually comes from, so you would blame Bush or repeat some rhetoric like it was the wisdom of the day.

      Liberalism and its social agenda being widely tested across America in its cities both large and small has wiped out entrepreneurial success and bred corruption and destruction of economics to the point that America is now under the same plan. Liberals can't see it nor do they want to admit that their near religious pursuit of self destruction is their baby. This is no time to come to your senses so keep blaming Bush as the ship keeps sinking.

      Every time I hear a liberal, a socialist or a Marxists sympathizer try touting his knowledge of current events by blaming Bush I think of the saying. " please don't open your mouth and tell me what you think you know ..it only exposes to all of us what little you really do know."

      We are on a path of economic suicide that few countries could survive…we may have to default on loans, fall to a sub standard rating and reach poverty before any liberal will see this folly for what it is…but I wouldn't hold your breath….to not see the mistakes being delivered by Obama and HIS congress is to be ignorant of economics, history and realities evidence.

      A religious ZEALOT seldom surrenders his faith for realities truths.

    44. Earl, QUEENS, NY says:

      Of course liberalism, aka statism or progressiveness, is a failure!! And surveys indicate that most Americans are moderate to conservative, outnumbering liberals in virtually every state. But sadly a large % of Americans don’t often vote that way. I can understand people’s frustrations with RINOs and GOP wimps who too often cower to liberal demon-crats. But does anyone really believe any candidate in today’s leftwing demoncrat party will be better or more conservative than a moderate republican?? GET REAL!! The drones, leeches, losers and diehard liberal morons will always vote for Demon-crats. They won’t vote for republicans/conservatives merely because BHO, Pelosi, et al, aren’t liberal enough. So why should we vote demon-cratic, or not vote at all, merely because McCain or other republicans are not as conservative as we’d like?? Elections have consequences, and the 2010 and 2012 elections are our only hope of correcting the errors made in 2006 and 2008.

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