Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Coffee Shop Platform...Or How the Republicans cheated America...

“The Republican Party owes the United States, nay the world a huge apology for the last 12 years they spent ruling congress…”

Former Republican Committeeman

For half of a century the Republican Party was forced to look into the “dance” like a small poverty ridden child stares at candy through a glass. Then came 1994 and in a world wind of turmoil the tides changed, the seas parted allowing the Republicans to control both houses in congress.

The dream of two GOP generations had been realized. Finally they could rewrite the mistakes left behind from five decades of liberal leadership. Finally, what ifs and if onlys were transformed into we wills.

So what happened? Let’s review.

After almost 50 years the Republicans at first seemed too timid to move. This allowed Democrats to continue acting as if they had the majority, and the GOP revolution’s progress slowed to a crawl.

The American public failed to take note and the 2000 election brought pandemonium with Republicans controlling Congress, and the White House. Oh yes, the dream could finally be realized.

And then they seemingly forgot…

They must have! How else can you explain a party allowing the scandals brought forth by their leadership? They forgot why they were sent to Washington. Don’t get me wrong, grassroots Republicans knew exactly what they wanted. However not every Republican in Washington got the memo.

Republicans were sent to D.C. in herds because the Democratic Party had lost touch with heart land. Common sense in our nation’s capitol was harder to find than beer at a Southern Baptist Convention. The nation’s problems had been solved years before in every coffee shop and around most kitchen tables in America, and for 50 years the Democratic Party had been listening to the message less and less.

America was convinced in 1994, and again in 2000 and 2004 that the Republicans heard their cries and understood. But, it seems we were mistaken. Sadly the simplest of truths, logic on the most basic level escaped our leadership. The situation was only worsened as the public slowly realized solutions to our Nation’s problems were closer to being solved at the local watering hole than in Washington. And thus,….

The Coffee Shop Platform or (What America wanted the Republicans to hear)

-Abortion, we don’t love it, but we can understand why it could be legal in three instances; rape, incest or the mother’s life is in danger.

-Taxes, we love the tax cuts. But, spending must also be cut.

-War, do not tread on us. God pity the man (nation) that takes an American’s life. We will send justice quickly, efficiently and without forethought. We don’t crave a fight, but if provoked we will win, and win quickly by any means necessary.

-Jobs, protect our jobs. Thank you, for the tax breaks, freeing up additional monies for investments has been wonderful. Now could you do something about the companies moving every manufacturing job in America to a third world nation?

-No child left behind, never going to happen. After all some people choose to ride the “short bus” through life and by doing so must pay the price of the ride.

-Ethics, we might forgive a misjudgment or two. But, if you knowingly allow criminal activity and thugs to exist within your mist, you have got to go.

And go they went.

If only the Washington D.C. Republicans had listened to the talk in America’s kitchens they would have known….

America has the might to crush a country such as Iraq in a matter of days, if not hours. We have spent millions in tax dollars creating weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and yet we are fighting a ground war losing a man on average every few hours. The Coffee Shop Platform’s approach is simple: Nuke Iraq. Remember, Daddy did not spank you every day. However, the memory or lesson learned when it did happen resonated for a lifetime. And the world today needs to see America spank somebody.

We want worthless government spending and redundant programs eliminated. For instance, America offers 13 years of free education, and thus an opportunity to improve your plight in life. If you choose to use those 13 years wisely, college lays beyond. If not, life on the government Doyle will not be guaranteed, and rarely present for those whom fail due to laziness.

Second chances exist; GED programs are free across this nation. Those programs include college scholarships for outstanding students or student loans deferring payments until after graduation.

With the Nation’s education and tax issues resolved we can quickly turn our attention to abortion. Our Catholic friends want it completely abolished. However, in the spirit of bipartisan politics we are willing to allow it to exist only in the previous mention cases; rape, incest or if the mother truly will not survive the pregnancy. Even then we will pray for those that become baby killers.

We believe in God! We might not wear our religion on our sleeves, and we do not live without sin, however, we know our belief in God is not something to be ashamed to proclaim.

We will not force you to live a Christian life, but we know your fate if you don’t. Turning away from God is a personal decision; much like turning away from education the results follow you forever. You can deny our beliefs, you can deny God. You cannot deny his judgment.

So, how did the Republicans cheat America?

They failed to act, and by not living up to their potential. They chose to trust polling data apposed to their moral compass. They knew “Right” from “Left,” sadly they failed to recognize “Right” from “Wrong!”

"It's the End of the World as we know it...(and al-Qaeda feels fine)..."

Now with the Democrats having control of both the House and the Senate, one must wonder which direction this great country of ours’ is truly headed? It has been known for months now that the terrorist group al-Qaeda has been watching this election and hoping for a Democratic victory.

Al-Qaeda hope no more, Christmas has come early for not only the Democrats but yes, al-Qaeda as well. Let’s be honest here, President Bush’s days are numbered and it is going to be a very long final two years ending his Presidency. That is, if Democrats allow him to last that long.

Talk of impeaching Bush, raising taxes, pulling out of Iraq have been talking points of Democrats for sometime now and unfortunately these talking points will begin to turn into reality sooner rather than later. An attack on American soil will almost be imminent with the total control coming down to Democrats and their socialistic view points. I was wrong when I over-estimated the American population’s overall intelligence. I was wrong in thinking that the American population had learned of the failures of Jimmy Carter’s way of thinking, the fact that it takes Strength to have peace, not good intentions as suggested by the former President.

The Democrats know they can stop the terrorism with diplomacy and I have to call ‘BS’ and truthfully speaking, I hope they prove me wrong. The next two years will be huge for them, either they prove their call to actions can be successful or they fall flat on their face with their policy. With Democrats in control with their diplomatic view we could be the future citizens of the United States of America al-Qaeda.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

“Our choices may display our opinion, but God help us if they also reflect our character…"

November 7, 2006 the American public spoke, and the message was one of change. The result created a shift in power, movement to the left, a return to a Democratic controlled House of Representatives and the promise of Government involvement in every aspect of our lives. Seemingly gone is the American concept of “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps,” and in its place exists a mood that your plight in life is not your fault. We are no longer responsible for our own decisions, but hapless individuals completely existing at the mercy of those whom rule the world.

We no longer teach our children that hard work will help them succeed, or that team work means not always being the focal point. Instead we invent excuses, and empower failure by creating attention deficit disorders and class envy via an “us versus them” mentality.

Deflating even our greatest heroes by denying their accomplishments as little more than luck, we have come to assume the Greatest Generation enjoyed success simply due to the time period. We no longer recognize a generation that transformed a landscape dotted with farms into a Super Power, instead we see through class envy glasses a group of people that acquired wealth with a lucky draw and a good flop.

The American conscious is quick to forget the price paid for success. The lives lain down on a beach with no name, or the marble crosses marking foreign soil forever inhabited by a G.I. Joe. America seemingly has forgotten the immigrants that came to this country with just the cloths on their backs, who with hard work, and a dedication to family quickly pulled themselves up to the middle class and beyond.

Ironic the transformation of immigrants into solid citizen continues today, and yet a cycle of inherited ignorance and perceived poverty prevails across this nation. In a Nation built upon the contributions of immigrants strangely there exists a consciousness that life is not fair, and thus mired in the mud of life I sit destined to go no further.

How strange the energy wasted to establish a minimum wage, as apposed to road mapping a way up. How strange that not only has America forgotten the marble tomb stones, but that not every life sacrificed is due to war. Two generations ago it was a given that parents sacrificed so that their children would succeed. A life spent stooped in a factory enable little Johnny to go to college. Johnny’s generation could then reach for the moon and beyond.

Instead, we have created a generation, or generations that look to others for help before first making the attempt themselves. It is only shy of a miracle that American babies haven’t evolved into a species born arms first, hands out.

Sadly, America has forgotten.

Why can’t America remember that it is okay to hold a belief so dear to your heart that you will lay down your very life to defend its morality?

Why can’t America remember that before success often must come delayed gratification? Or that America was once guided with a moral compass destined for greatness.

Blurred memories are not limited by social status, political party or geographical location. Nor is the ignorance that has seemingly gripped America restricted by religious beliefs, education levels or employment status. The disease killing this great nation is a self inflicted wound festering with the pompous attitude of self entitlement.

The disconnect between what is right and what is easy is killing this nation. Partnered with desires and a total ability loss in determining the difference between what is “wanted” and what is needed.

America needs a leader. No, America needs a generation to lead the way. A generation that is willing to make the tough choices, to sacrifice glory for sustained promise.

America needs a population that is willing to vote their conscious, guided by a moral compass rooted in the belief that the sum of our parts is greater than the individual.

America needs to become a land where freedom’s ring does not represent the right to do whatever, but the duty to do what is right!!!!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

How about them apples...??

Public Hanging?