"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Rick Perry: "I'm a Doer not a Talker"

Real Story of NH Speech by Perry where he Woos a Conservataive NH Crowd

Do you want to know how bad the so-called conservative and some liberal media have become?  They have been attacking Rick Perry's NH speech where he showed enthusiasm when earlier they were attacking him for showing little enthusiasm.  Some inside the beltway types went to far as to wonder if he was drunk and called it a bizarre speech.  I decided to view the speech for myself as I have seen Perry give speeches in the past.  I don't see where anyone could have called it bizarre unless they didn't understand the references to baseball and the Texas Rangers or to Live Free or Die or references to the Alamo.  If the conservative media thinks that speech was bizarre, they have been living in a bubble for way too long and don't understand Middle America even a little.

But then in parts of New England and NY you do not have 85,000 people show up for college football game on a Saturday and yell until they are hoarse either.  Our candidates get enthused out here because that is who we are not some keep your hair perfect and wear the right clothes.  We are blue jeans and sweatshirts in the fall of the year.  Prim and proper will never be a label worn by most of us in the middle part of the Country.

The stories out on the Perry speech in NH Friday night convince me beyond a shadow of a doubt that first Rove has been busy dropping anti-Perry stories again and that second Perry is a serious candidate for some of the media to write such negative articles about his speech.  They all sound alike as if they all got the same story in email that was dropped on them.

Somehow ABC missed the email as their article describes what happened with the speech and how he was unleashed for this speech enjoying speaking.   That's the real Rick Perry who Rove wants defeated in favor of the flip flopper Romney who you don't know where he stands on an issue and if wait a few days he will most likely change his mind depending on polling.  I thought Clinton was put a finger in the wind but Romney has been beating him as well as Kerry.  The Rove candidate Romney has no core values but he wants to tank Perry who has core values conservatives understand.  

The former yell leader from Texas A&M is an enthusiastic person who is at his best when he shows that when he speaks and debates.  I find it refreshing compared the east coast establishment types.

ABC's article on the speech:
By Arlette Saenz
Oct 28, 2011 10:35pm
A Revved-Up Rick Perry Woos a Conservative New Hampshire Crowd 
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Rick Perry gave the crowd tonight at the Cornerstone Action Dinner a peek at a different Rick Perry than the one that’s been on display in recent debates and television interviews. 
Perry, who has received criticism over his lack of energy in some debates and speeches, adopted a more lively tone as he spoke to the conservative advocacy group, despite having to miss his Texas Rangers play in game seven of the World Series. 
“Holy mackerel, I’ve held up my whole week,” Perry said as he recounted the prior night’s World Series game six. “I’ve held up my whole year, and we roll in here last night and, you know, at [a Rangers lead of] 7-4, and it’s awesome. It’s all going to be over with. The Texas Rangers, after 50 years, they’re going to win a World Series. Oops.” 
The St. Louis Cardinals came back multiple times in dramatic fashion Thursday evening and won the game 10-9 in 11 innings, forcing a seventh and deciding World Series game tonight.
As he joked with the crowd of approximately 450 people, Perry compared the slogan of the state of New Hampshire to that of the Alamo. 
“This is such a cool state,” he said. “I mean, c’mon. ‘Live free or die.’ You gotta love that right? 
I come from a state, you know, where they have this little place called the Alamo and they declared, ‘Victory or death.’ We’re kind of into those slogans – ‘Live free or die.’ ‘Victory or death.’ ‘Bring it.’” 
Perry carried his energetic tone throughout the speech as he touted the new tax plan he unveiled earlier this week. His campaign even distributed at each seat a sample postcard people could use to file their taxes under the proposed 20 percent flat tax system. 
“I have a great respect for the New Hampshire model,” he said. “You think about no state income tax, no state sales tax. If you do that right-to-work thing, then you are going somewhere. You can put those big signs up, big neon signs up on the border of this state that say ‘open for business,’ and they will come.” 
Though Perry was in Mitt Romney’s backyard, he called out only one candidate by name – Herman Cain – and criticized Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, which Perry argued would not play well in a state with no sales tax. 
“That plan I just shared with you doesn’t force the Granite State to expand your tax footprint, if you know what I mean - like 9 percent expansion,” Perry said to laughter. “I love Herman. Is he the best? I just try to have fun with him. He’s a great and interesting guy. And thank you, Herman, for helping pay for the event tonight.” 
Herman Cain for President was a gold sponsor for the Cornerstone Action dinner Friday night.
Perry spent the remainder of his speech expressing his commitment to enhancing “policies that make our families stronger.” 
“As a society, we have to stay in for the principle that every life is worth living regardless of the circumstance,” he said. “In America, it’s not where you are from. It’s where you’re going that matters. And as Americans, we must affirm daily the value of life not just in our Declaration of Independence but in the way we live our lives.” 
Perry accused some candidates of espousing anti-abortion values just for political reasons, not because it comprises their core beliefs. 
“For some people, for some candidates, for an election, the issue of life is a slogan for the campaign,” he said. “It’s how to get some votes. To me, it’s about an enduring principle that innocent human life should be protected in all forms and at all stages of life.” 
The Texas governor lambasted President Obama for providing federal grants to Planned Parenthood and employed a similar line to one used by Rep. Michele Bachmann when urging voters to oust the current resident of the White House. 
“We must make President Obama a one-term president,” Perry said. 
Perry, who filed his paperwork to formally run in the New Hampshire primary earlier Friday, boasted of the promise of America as he ended his speech. 
“I’m for saying it loud and saying it proudly. We are the land of the free. Let’s let America be America again and again, be the land of the free,” Perry said.
And with baseball still on his mind, Perry asked someone as he exited the stage if they knew the score of the game.   
Source:  ABC 

Republican National Committee Behind the Glut of Debates

When the RNC is involved, you can be sure the establishment is right there.  How many activists can afford to become a National Committeeman/woman since you pay for your own transportation and housing?

At least we know the RNC is the one behind the debates and organizing them.  It is absolutely disgusting to have so many debates and does a disservice to the states where candidates could be campaigning instead of getting ready for a debate where the media is out to make our candidates look bad.

Explaining The Glut Of DebatesBy Reid WilsonOctober 29, 2011 | 6:01 AM | 
Whether he's right or not, Rick Perry has a point -- there are a ton of debates planned this year. There's a reason for that: An internal agreement within the Republican National Committee means the party is using some sanctioned debates as an incentive for good behavior, and others as a tool to mollify members who might otherwise cause trouble. 
Back in March, the RNC announced it had formed a committee that would authorize presidential debates. RNC chairman Reince Priebus said the committee would help the party streamline the nominating process, and party strategists hoped it would provide guidance and allow the campaigns time to hit the road. Priebus appointed Indiana national committeeman Jim Bopp, who heads a bloc of conservatives within the RNC, to lead the debate committee. 
A side note: Bopp was a big-time opponent of then-RNC chairman Michael Steele. He endorsed Priebus for RNC chairman about three weeks before Priebus won the job. 
A parallel debate over how to handle the problem of front-loaded nominating contests has gone on within the RNC for decades. When Arizona and Michigan began threatening to move their nominating contests ahead of the approved "window," which opens March 6, the RNC had a few carrots (like, say, debates) and a few sticks (cutting the size of a state's convention delegation) at the ready. 
Some states got the stick. Florida's delegation will be halved if they hold their contest on January 31, as planned. But although the RNC swears it was a coincidence, it sure looks like they used the debate carrot to hold at least one state at bay. It was hard not to notice that Arizona was awarded a sanctioned debate right around the time the Copper State was contemplating moving their primary to late February. 
(Maybe it was a coincidence; Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced the debate in a press release in which she also said [pdf] she wouldn't announce the date of the state's primary. Ultimately, Brewer went ahead with a plan to hold the primary on February 28, violating RNC rules even after getting her debate.) 
Bopp's biggest ally on the RNC is Solomon Yue, one of Oregon's three representatives on the national committee (Yue also serves on the debate panel). So, although Portland is known as one of the more liberal cities in the country, it's not surprising that the state also got its own sanctioned debate. That event is scheduled for Monday, March 19, to be broadcast by a motley media crew made up of Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS, NPR and the Washington Times
Perry's team doesn't want their candidate to appear in a venue in which he's clearly weaker than his main rivals. Whether he's right to skip debates aside, there are more debates scheduled this year than there have been in years past -- and the RNC is behind the increase. 
Subscribers can keep track of every debate, whether they'll happen or not, with Hotline's handy debate calendar.

Cain "Presumed Innocent" - But Faces Many Other Questions

There is way too much smoke going on with Herman Cain not to believe that some of this is true and that he has not been properly vetted as a candidate.  Treat all candidates the same and vet them before it comes time to vote, but as usual some of the media have fallen down on the job about vetting starting with Fox News unless your name is Rick Perry.  Why has Cain not been vetted for his church where he is an assistant minister as pointed out below?  Conservatives went after Rev Wright with Obama which they should but why do conservatives not care about Cain's church?

If Cain's people did leak the sexual harassment charges for whatever reason with his approval, then he needs to drop out of the race.  That is not something you do but then the fact the women were paid money not to say anything shouldn't be taken lightly either.  It is definitely not something you leak to get sympathy votes and then blame the media.  There are way too many instances of sexual harassment to pull that stunt IMHO.

Found this article to be very enlightening and from a person who has been vetting Cain:

Cain "Presumed Innocent" - But Faces Many Other Questionsby ThinkFirst Email 
Herman Cain has the same right as every citizen to be presumed innocent until proved guilty of the charge of sexual harassment, and given the apparent weakness of the accusations, he may find the potential scandal easy to dismiss. (Indeed, some have suggested that his campaign operatives may have floated the story to distract attention and elicit sympathy.)
However, Cain faces many other challenges to his ethics and policies:
1. Immediately following the sexual harassment charges come questions about Mark Block’s “Prosperity USA” organization. Not only has Block been fined and forbidden to participate in Wisconsin politics, due to ethics violations, his now-defunct pre-Cain group appears to be on the wrong side of “federal tax and campaign laws". (See below.)
2. Well-documented charges, linked elsewhere on this blog, that Godfather’s Pizza was never “near bankruptcy” prior to his leadership - as Cain has frequently claimed. 
3. 9-9-9/9-0-9/3-3-3 imposes a national sales tax that may expose many to a third sales tax on purchases where state and local sales taxes already exist. The European-style national sales tax would also co-exist with a national income tax (which can only be repealed via an unlikely Constitutional Amendment or a very dangerous Constitutional Convention). And that 9-0-9 and 3-3-3 represent pandering to special interests which complicate what was supposed to be simple. 
4. Malcolm X, a violent radical Muslim separatist, is listed as a major influence on the church where he is an assistant minister. 
5. His proposal to electrify a fence along the US-Mexico border to electrocute anyone who touches it. Not only is random-capital punishment illegal how would one prevent a child, or unawares person, or animal, from being killed? 
6. His false race-card attack on Texas Governor Rick Perry, for which he never apologized, even though he was proved-wrong by a black Democrat Texas Supreme Court Justice.
Report: Wis.-Based Org’s Cash to Cain Might Breach Campaign Laws
By National Journal Staff
Updated: October 31, 2011 | 11:49 a.m.
October 31, 2011 | 11:40 a.m. 
Two senior aides to Herman Cain ran a private organization based in Wisconsin that helped the Republican presidential candidate launch his candidacy by paying for “iPads, chartered flights and travel to Iowa and Las Vegas,” a possible breach of federal tax and campaign laws, accordig to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Speaking Monday on Fox News, Cain said he could not address the Journal Sentinel report.
“I’m not aware of this report. … We are gonna look at it to see if there is any validity,” Cain said. 

The Journal Sentinel obtained internal records that show the Cain campaign owes Prosperity USA around $40,000 for a number of items. Prosperity USA, which now appears to be defunct, according to the report, was run by campaign chief of staff Mark Block and deputy chief of staff Linda Hansen. 

It is unclear whether the campaign repaid the funds, but Cain’s federal election filings do not mention the debt, and the figures do not match payments from the candidate’s campaign, the Journal Sentinel reported.

Morning Examiner: Cain fails to deny harassment with Update

UPDATE 7:26 p.m., 10/31/11: Cain admits he knew about the charges and the settlement and showed the gesture that caused the sexual harassment suit in an interview with Greta is being reported on Twitter. For 11 days Politico was trying to get a statement from the campaign and when Cain makes his statement today, he lied. Time for him to remove himself from the race. What is going to come out next?

UPDATE 2:19 p.m., 10/31/11:  Cain denied the charges today and said he never was involved in sexual harassment from Hot Air:
I’m not sure that Politico’s story about the settlements are “thinly sourced”; they appear to have made contact with the women involved, and Cain’s team pointedly did not deny that the settlements occurred. Politico also claimed to have seen the actual settlement documents and have a half-dozen sources for the story. Otherwise, this is a best-defense-is-a-good-offense response, blaming the media for reporting the story.
How can you deny something that is out there and has been sourced?  Only way is if you didn't have it happen and you immediately come out with a forceful denial and demand to see the proof.  That didn't happen.

Jonathan Martin is not one of the DC inside the beltway types who puts out stories without sourcing.  He just doesn't work like that and why a lot of people respect him.  He also is not afraid to tell it like it is.  Takes a long time to track something down like this, and I admire Martin from Politico for writing this.  Martin has worked Republican campaigns in the past before joining the group in 2006 who became Politico so he is not a Democrat hack as some Cain defenders would have you believe.  He must be doing a good job because Democrats don't like him either.  You can read his entire article at  Politico.

This is serious allegation that Cain so far has not denied.  More like turning it back on the reporter.

As someone who has been the victim of sexual harassment a long time ago, I find it reprehensible if this is true that he would run for President.  We had one in Clinton who gave me the creeps when all these women were swooning over him and don't need another who let power go to their head.  Saw it at Wright-Patterson AFB and other installations in the Command over the years not out of the military but out of the civilians who had been promoted way above where they should have been.  It is in all fields and it is not limited to one political party.  It is a flaw that now some women are just as guilty when they get positions of power.

Frankly, I find it disgusting that women or men are paid off to keep their mouths shut to protect the head of an organization.  I know it happens now not just with men who are in charge but with women in charge who are being accused of sexual harassment of their employees which is even more appalling.

If it turns out that it is true and women were paid to keep their mouths closed, then Cain needs to immediately withdraw from the campaign.  Taking this long to make a comment doesn't bode well.  You either did or didn't.  There is no "I don't remember" or not answering a question until an answer can be figured out.  It is straight forward.
Morning Examiner: Cain fails to deny harassmentBy Conn Carroll 
On the very same day that The Des Moines Register published their much anticipated poll of Iowa voters showing that Herman Cain was leading the Republican field at 23%, Politico published a story reporting that the National Restaurant Association paid two former female employees five-figure separation packages in exchange for non-disclosure agreements relating to their accusations of sexual harassment against him. 
If left unrefuted, allegations of past sexual harassment will surely sink Cain’s campaign. Cain’s response to the charges so far has been to deflect, not deny them. Reached for comment by Politico, Cain said he would not comment “until I see some facts or concrete evidence.” Given the name of one of the women involved, Cain said, “I am not commenting on that.” Asked point blank, “Have you ever been accused, sir, in your life of harassment by a woman?” Cain only answered with a question, “Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?” 
Cain’s campaign later issued an official response to the story, but it was a classic non-denial denial. The statement,issued by spokesman J.D. Gordon, calls the Politico story “thinly sourced” but never specifically denies the charges. 
The Associated Press followed up with Gordon and pressed him for a firm denial. This is the best they got from him: “These are baseless allegations. To my knowledge, this is not an accurate story.” 
Notice the qualifier: “To my knowledge.” Gordon did not say that he had talked to Herman Cain and that Cain denied the story. Just that, to his knowledge, Gordon did not think it was true. This is another insufficient response. 
Cain is supposed to visit the American Enterprise Institute to stump for his 9-9-9 tax plan today, and is also scheduled to speak at a luncheon at the National Press Club. Unless Cain wants the rest of his campaign to be about sexual harassment, he must directly answer these charges as soon as possible. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

George Will: Mitt Romney May Be The Next Michael Dukakis

Life poses difficult choices, but not about ethanol. Government subsidizes ethanol production, imposes tariffs to protect manufacturers of it and mandates the use of it — and it injures the nation’s and the world’s economic, environmental, and social (it raises food prices) well-being.
In May, in corn-growing Iowa, Romney said, “I support” — present tense — “the subsidy of ethanol.” And: “I believe ethanol is an important part of our energy solution for this country.” But in October he told Iowans he is “a business guy,” so as president he would review this bipartisan — the last Republican president was an ethanol enthusiast — folly. Romney said that he once favored (past tense) subsidies to get the ethanol industry “on its feet.” (In the 19th century, 
Republican “business guys” justified high tariffs for protecting “infant industries”). But Romney added, “I’ve indicated I didn’t think the subsidy had to go on forever.” Ethanol subsidies expire in December, but “I might have looked at more of a decline over time” because of “the importance of ethanol as a domestic fuel.” Besides, “ethanol is part of national security.” However, “I don’t want to say” I will propose new subsidies. Still, ethanol has “become an important source of amplifying our energy capacity.” Anyway, ethanol should “continue to have prospects of growing its share of” transportation fuels. Got it? 
Every day, 10,000 baby boomers become eligible for Social Security and Medicare, from which they will receive, on average, $1 million of benefits ($550,000 from the former, $450,000 from the latter). Who expects difficult reforms from Romney, whose twists on ethanol make a policy pretzel? 

Last week in Ohio, Romney straddled the issue of the ballot initiative by which liberals and unions hope to repeal the law that Republican Gov. John Kasich got enacted to limit public employees’ collective bargaining rights. Kasich, like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is under siege. Romney was asked, at a Republican phone bank rallying support for Kasich’s measure, to oppose repeal of it and to endorse another measure exempting Ohioans from Obamacare’s insurance mandate (a cousin of Romneycare’s Massachusetts mandate). He refused. 
His campaign called his refusal principled: “Citizens of states should be able to make decisions . . . on their own.” Got it? People cannot make “their own” decisions if Romney expresses an opinion. His flinch from leadership looks ludicrous after his endorsement three months ago of a right-to-work bill that the New Hampshire legislature was considering. So, the rule in New England expires across the Appalachian Mountains? 
A day after refusing to oppose repeal of Kasich’s measure, Romney waffled about his straddle, saying he opposed repeal “110 percent.” He did not, however, endorse the anti-mandate measure, remaining semi-faithful to the trans-Appalachian codicil pertaining to principles, thereby seeming to lack the courage of his absence of convictions. 
Source:  News OK 
If you read this site, you know I support Rick Perry 100% and have since 1990 when I first voted for him.  Does he make mistakes?  Sure he does just like any other person but he is a different politician because he owns up to his mistakes and flaws like not being the best debater which is rare with so many of today's politicians who blame all their gaffes on the media for the gotcha questions.  You know where Rick Perry stands as he doesn't put a finger in the wind as he is a conservative.

As I was doing this post and the one before it on the flip flopper Romney, I was thinking where would I list Romney on my choice for the Republican nominee for President.  Have to admit he is at the bottom.closely followed by Bachmann and Cain.  Cannot see myself going out of my way to support those three for President.  So where does that leave the others?  Here are my choices for the Republican nominee who appeared on stage at the last debate:
1.  Rick Perry (conservative)
2.  Rick Santorum (conservative)
3.  Newt Gingrich (conservative sometimes but not on global warming and healthcare)
4.  Ron Paul (libertarian)
5.  Hermain Cain (Koch Brothers, empowerment zones are liberal, cannot define prolife)
6.  Michelle Bachmann (too far right and too laser beamed)
7.  Mitt Romney (liberal, moderate, conservative -- toss a dart depending on the day)
Shocked at my putting Ron Paul at #4?  At least with Ron Paul you know where he stands because he has his core beliefs.  Don't agree with most of what he advocates but I consider him more honest than I do Cain, Bachmann, or Romney who have trouble with the facts.  I shudder to think what could happen to Republicans if they follow the establishment, Fox News, the Koch Brothers, and other self serving pundits and pollsters pushing Romney or Cain who knows little about how Government works.

Time will tell how much influence the outside forces has on conservatives when they go vote.  Right now most polls are garbage but that doesn't stop Fox News from pushing the liberal slanted polls who also want to choose our nominee.  Conservatives need to stand tall this election cycle and not be influenced by the media or the flip flopping polls!

Halloween Cartoon by Nate Beeler, Oct 30, 2011: Scary Mitt Romney

There are times that editorial cartoons tell the whole story and this is one of those.  John Kerry was bad at flip flopping on issues but he could not hold a candle to Mitt Romney whose flip flops on core issues have become legendary.  Then he tries to lie that he didn't mean what he said even though he had been saying it for some time.  Now it is gotcha questions.  Romney is not a conservative as you can see from the facts and his flip flops:
RomneyCare where the facts are there for those to see since he did sign into law that illegals could get free healthcare in Massachusetts and his people that help write RomneyCare used parts of it as a basis for ObamaCare 
Pro-choice flip flop came after he ran for Governor of MA in 2002.  When he ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Romney was adamantly pro -choice. "I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose:"   He didn't hesitate to tell everyone he would be a pro-choice Governor and even his wife got in the act declaring he would always be pro-choice. (campaign videos exist showing his pro-choice stance in 2002) 
Man made global warming is real  (June 3, 2011)where he was a proponent until this summer when someone in his camp figured out most Republicans agreed with Senator Inhofe that it was junk science. 
Opposing Sam Alito in 1997 as part of a liberal group. 
Supported Planned Parenthood attending a fundraiser in 1994 (doesn't remember today) when he was running against Sen Kennedy when he attended a PP fundraiser and continued while he was Governor.  
2006: Romneycare guarantees Planned Parenthood a seat at the table. Romney's legislation created an advisory board and guarantees, by law, that Planned Parenthood has a seat at the table. Romney's plan established a MassHealth payment policy advisory board, and one member of the Board must be from Planned Parenthood. No pro-life organization is represented. (Chapter 58 Section 3 (q) Section 16M (a), www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw06/sl060058.htm
Against Right to Work in Ohio and then claimed it was a gotcha question he didn't understand.  Excuse me but this is his 2nd race for President so the use of  he didn't understand the question or it was a gotcha is laughable. 
If Mitt Romney cannot be trusted in a primary election not to flip flop on his beliefs, how can we be sure the faux conservative won't do a 180 and become the most liberal Republican ever if he was nominated and elected?  Romney seems to have no core values just the values of someone trolling for votes and will say what it takes to get those votes.

Democrats would have a field day with Romney and all his flip flops.  What a horrible candidate the establishment is trying to make the nominee with Mitt Romney running as a faux conservative.  The attacks on Rick Perry have shown just how low they will go to get Romney as the nominee.  This time Rove, Ailes, Morris, and Fox News have left their fingerprints all over.

Time for conservatives to rise up and say NO to Mitt Romney, Flip Flopper Extraordinaire!

Note:  Please visit Nate Beeler at the Washington Examiner daily to see some of the best editorial cartoons on the net.  It is a great way to start the morning with a laugh!  You can also sign up to have them sent to your inbox daily.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Video: Rick Perry Announces his Plan to Cut, Balance and Grow


Cain Campaign Hits the Brakes so he can Rest!

Watching the Herman Cain train wreck day after day has been a little strange.  His 3-3-3 plan now for empowerment zones in the inner city is far from what you would expect out of a Republican candidate.  You have to believe that people are messing with the media polls from the pollsters to the people answering the questions.  Refuse to believe that the Republican voters would throw their votes away on someone who is so naive.  Rick Perry received $17M in donations in 49 days versus Herman Cain receiving $3M in October who is joined at the hip with the Koch Brothers and Americans for Prosperity.

Cain has made gaffes ever since the spotlight was shown on him and frankly he has failed miserably in the spotlight.  Looks like his original intent was to get in the campaign to sell his book and make money which he loves to do.  Nothing wrong with that but there is a problem when he talks down to people who are not rich that everyone can do what he did.  That is not even close to true.  With empowerment zones, he wants to bring back affirmative action of the 70's -- no thanks after living through it and watching people get promoted because of the color of the skin as the only criteria -- experience or background in the field count or background.   How much money has been wasted in urban areas over the years and now Cain wants to give them a break again?

Hermain Cain achieved what he did with a lot of hard work along with his likable personality.  Along the way he doesn't seem to have learned much about the way our Government works or the Constitution as has become evident as the days have gone by.   Now he is taking time off from the campaign trail to rest and refocus -- first it was a month for book signing and now it is to rest and refocus.  Does he have the stamina to be President?  Doesn't look like it and firmly believe when voters go in the booth in the primaries, he is not going to get the votes the polls are showing.
Cain Campaign Hits the Brakes 
Oct 27, 2011 9:26 PM EDT

After weeks of missteps, Herman Cain’s strategists are slowing the pace to give their man a chance to focus. Howard Kurtz on the downshift—and how Cain is defying political gravity.

Herman Cain has made one high-profile blunder after another since his unlikely surge to the top of the GOP presidential polls. By the normal rules of political discourse, he should be back to peddling pepperoni any day now.

Read More at The Daily Beast
The following comment from claywillis on the article sums it up Herman Cain and his run so far:
Love the Horatio Alger story. Phenominal personal narative. Super likable and accomplished.

However the litany of serious policy gaffes, not just style points, has gotten quite long. A quick reprise:

When asked how we would compete with China he responded "we will outgrow them. 999 will take GDP growth to over 10%. "

When asked a about federal deficit he indicated he could balance in a year because of growth explosion from 999.

Any one some that is aquainted with economics knows that both claims are patently absurd

Others mishaps include:

Fruit bowl defense of 999
Incoherent mish mash on Abortion policy
Electric fence malapropism
Becky Becky stan
Guantanamo Hostage exchange mishap
Bizzare X files Smoking man campaign Ad

And so on and so forth

He responds with denials, claims that he mispoke or feigned misunderstanding of the question.

The press is giving him a pass. His gaffes on economic policy show a profound lack of fundamental understanding. These have much worse implications on his judgement than manufactured outrage against Perry on Gardasil and Heartless comment regarding immigration.

He has exactly 6 people on staff in both Iowa and NH.

Over the past month Cain has demonstrated that he is not a serious candidate. Rather he has become a gigantic distraction to the important busininess of selecting a nominee - To Romney's great advantage.

In fairness he should pull the plug on this joy ride.
Romney has enjoyed the benefits of the Cain ride to the top, but that is about to change as the flip flopper is being outed daily.  Romney is the establishment candidate and has NO core values as he continues to flip flop now on Right to Work which is a core value of conservatives.  Romney feels entitled to be President as it is his turn.  This is one Republican who has had it with that entitlement mentality of the establishment.  They gave us Bob Dole and by pushing Romney so hard in 2008, we got John McCain.  Never again a lot of us vowed after 2008. The Bush 41 cartel has pushed it way too far this time with Romney.  He is not likable and arrogant as they come.  Cain's arrogance has also come out in the past few months which has been a shock.  Would never have thought that out of Herman Cain but better to see it now.  Both of them are using the 'gotcha' question to explain their gaffes.  How about saying, "I should not have said that" -- see how easy that would be instead of always blaming others for their mistakes.

As for the polling, it is pretty worthless right now.  It always has been this far out from the election.  It is slanted Democrat as always plus a lot of Republicans don't have landlines preferring cell phones.  If they have a landline, they won't answer it when pollsters call, due to caller ID.  Yet every year all these polls show a tightening near the election and then pollsters brag they got it right.  There are way too many polls and doing a national poll is ridiculous when the states vote individually.

If you watch what the campaigns are doing, then you can see what the internals are showing.  If they are adding people in states, then their poll numbers that count are showing the truth not the phony numbers of the media polling companies that over sample Democrats and Independents and under sample Republicans.  The only thing that has changed from the bad polling of the 2000 election is that it has gotten worse.  Now everything is polled.

Why are there so many debates this time and who is responsible?  It is ludicrous.  Only thing I can think of is that it showcases the squabbling within the Republican Party which is what the Democrat media wanted showcased.  Some of the questions are meant to get the candidates riled up at each other.  After the Orlando debate it came out that the questions were done on purpose as well as the camera angles to make Perry look bad.  Dishonest media shows its ugly face again with Fox News trying to throw an election to Romney and using anyone in his path as fodder.  News to Fox News -- it is not working.  Website after website has figured out what Karl Rove, Roger Ailes, and Fox News are up too this time.  You all became sloppy and left fingerprints this time.

Bet John McCain is wishing he had the information on Rove, Ailes, and Fox News in 2000 that he has today and his race might have turned out different.  McCain was hosed big time in South Carolina by that group and any suspicions he had back then had to be confirmed today with watching what they are trying to do to Rick Perry.  The question remains WHY?  Is it power or something deeper?  What are they afraid Rick Perry will find?   If you have any thoughts, please send them our way at truesoft.474@gmail.com

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rick Perry Creating Jobs

Statement by Bob Haus, Iowa Campaign Chairman on Romney's Right to Work Comments

Maybe it is because Oklahoma is a fairly new Right to Work state as we passed Right to Work in September 2001, that I was in no mood to see a Republican candidate, Romney, come down on the side of the labor unions against Ohio's Governor Kasich.  Can still remember it like yesterday that about 90% of the money to fight Right to Work came from outside Oklahoma including the Clintons getting involved.  Yet on the Right to Work side about 90% of the donations came from within the state.  It was hard fought as the national unions flooded the state with their people some of them thugs.  Can remember being at the precinct where I live watching for problems from the paid union thugs the day of the election.  My precinct remained quiet so no need to call out a lawyer.

At the end of the day, Oklahomans passed Right to Work and now it is paying off with new jobs for the state especially after we passed Tort Reform following the lead of our neighbors to the south, Texas.

I will admit I saw red when I saw what Romney had to say about Right to Work in Ohio since I grew up there and know how hard they have been working to pass Right to Work in increments.  Romney took the side of the labor unions which undercut Governor Kasich no matter what Romney says today as he flip flops.  Guess you could say we saw his true colors.  After he realized he made a blunder, he tried to call it a gotcha question.  Going back to what we would say when I worked for the Air Force -- that was a load of Bravo Sierra out of Romney.

Believe what we saw was he true belief that he is against Right to Work like most liberals.  Always remember he became an independent because of Reagan/Bush and ran to the left of Ted Kennedy when he ran for Senate.  Then he vowed he would be the pro-choice Governor and went on to pass the liberal Romneycare after getting elected so being against Right to Work would fit in with his ideology until he realized that Republicans are for Right to Work and then he flip flopped.  That flip flop doesn't work with a lot of us!
Statement by Bob Haus, Iowa Campaign Chairman
Posted on October 27th, 2011 
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Campaign Chairman Bob Haus today released the following statement:
“For almost 65 years, Iowa has been a proud right to work state. Gov. Romney’s flip-flops on right to work laws was just plain wrong. When presented with a chance to be a leader and to stand up for workers and taxpayers, he shrugged his shoulders and looked the other way. In doing so, he undercut what has been a cornerstone of Iowa’s economic growth and individual freedoms for the past 65 years. Gov. Romney may have shrugged off right to work protections, but Iowans took key note.”
 Source:  RickPerry.org

IBD: Romney So Far: No Core Beliefs, Many Flip-Flops

"No matter what the media or the GOP establishment say, the truth of the matter is GOP primary voters are still in complete charge of the outcome of this race. Not one vote has yet to be cast."

We should be sending that to Rasmussen who is trying to throw this campaign to the establishment candidate with his polling right now.  The donations don't reflect the Rasmussen numbers, but anyone who has been around politics knows that Rasmussen polls are not to be believed until a few weeks before an election.  He has a history of switching to make his numbers match the fact closer to an election.  For now he is content to help out Rove, Ailes, Fox News, and the establishment trying to give us Romney as our candidate.  If you honestly think that Perry is polling behind Ron Paul then I have swampland for sale in Arizona!

"Is there anyone sane left in the GOP Establishment?"

From what I can observe the answer is a resounding "NO"!  Drudge Report and Fox News are fully on the establishment bandwagon for Romney except for a few hosts but you can count them on one hand and have fingers left over.  Drudge seems to be writing his anti-Perry articles right out of the Karl Rove playbook.  Site after site has figured out what Karl Rove is working for the Establishment GOP to get Romney nominated and a lot of conservatives don't like it one bit.  This pushing Romney who is not conservative and is a flip flopper is absolutely disgusting.  Bush 41 and his cabal who run the GOP Establishment should be ashamed of themselves for what they are trying to do to the Republican Party.  They don't seem to care if we lose as long as it is not Governor Perry.  Are they afraid with Perry, they will see what is left of their power disappear?  I say good riddance to their power over the Republican Party.

Then you have the Koch Brothers and their political arm Americans for Prosperity pushing Herman Cain.  Cannot believe people are not up in arms at his smoking ad which I find totally offensive but then I thought not having smoking in restaurants has been great since I start sneezing around cigarette smoke.  His campaign manager, Block, from Americans for Prosperity (AFP)was suspended from doing political campaigns in Wisconsin for three years due to his dirty tricks.  Most of his campaign people come from AFP and why he and his people don't understand Government or the Constitution.  His comments as President he would sign an amendment left you shaking your head that he could be so naive.  It wouldn't shock you if you have ever asked someone from AFP a question about government that isn't in their talking points, you can expect to get a dumb answer.  Seen it up close and personal.  Cain never claimed AFP on his resume but he had a desk, phone, and email account at AFP and spoke around the country for them getting paid through a speaker's bureau.  Not one thing on the resume which is not shocking when you deal with any candidate the Koch Brothers support.  Like so many wealthy donors on both sides, ethics do not matter!

This IBD editorial nails Romney for his flip flops and the GOP establishment for their stupidity.  Guess in VA yesterday afternoon, Romney flip flopped again on Ohio Right to Work changes from Gov Kasish and now supports them putting out the word it was a gotcha question.  Romney who was a one term Governor, been running for President since 2004, has been threw numerous debates in 2008, is claiming it was a gotcha question.  How dumb does he think everyone is to even consider that he would be caught by a gotcha question?  What a horrible candidate.
Romney So Far: No Core Beliefs, Many Flip-Flops
By DOUGLAS MACKINNON Posted 10/26/2011 04:48 PM ET 
Is there anyone sane left in the GOP establishment? Does plain old common sense and gut instinct no longer matter to those who purport to speak for the party? Have conservative principles and traditional values become nothing more than meaningless rhetoric to those so desperate to hang on to imagined power? 
As the Republican establishment lines up like lemmings behind Mitt Romney, it would be illuminating and in fact critical to look at the news for just the last couple of days with regard to this untethered and pliable candidate. A good place to start would be Romney refusing to back Ohio Gov. John Kasich against the public-employee unions' attempt to roll back the law against union greed. 
In a devastating and spot-on critique of Romney with regard to this issue, the conservative Club for Growth said:
"The big problem many conservatives have with Mitt Romney is that he's taken both sides of nearly every issue important to us. He's against a flat tax, now he's for it. He says he's against ObamaCare, but was for the individual mandate and subsidies that are central to ObamaCare. 
He thinks that collective bargaining issues should be left for states to decide if he's in Ohio, but he took the opposite position when he was in New Hampshire. This is just another statement in a long line of statements that will raise more doubts about what kind of President Mitt Romney would be in the minds of many Republican primary voters." 
Next we turn our attention to the far-left New York Times and its recent headlines regarding Mitt Romney: "Lectern Gone, Romney Finds More Success," said one. Another proclaimed: "Why It's Good For Romney To Be At 21 Percent." 
Curious. Why do the New York Times and so many other liberal publications continually find ways to promote the Romney campaign? 
Conversely, let's look at some recent New York Times headlines regarding Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The first offered up this default criticism of conservatives by the left: "Perry Plan Would Grant Big Tax Break To Wealthiest." Said another: "Obama Attacks Perry On Flat Tax." 
In a country and a world already turned upside down by escalating chaos and uncertainty, shouldn't voters be paying more attention to the continual flip-flops of a 64-year-old man who does not seem to yet know his core beliefs. Shouldn't it give these same voters pause when so many in the left seem to be cheerleading him on as they did John McCain in 2007? 
On the other hand, call me crazy, but as an independent conservative, when Barack Obama, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the New York Times team up to attack Rick Perry, it only serves to convince me that he is on the right side of the issue and must be advocating those common-sense and conservative values solutions. 
With the help of the GOP establishment and many in the mainstream media, Mitt Romney is trying to create a sense of inevitability and a growing and unstoppable momentum. That is not only his right; it's smart campaigning. 
But as Mr. Romney allies himself with the entrenched special interests to achieve his goal, potential Republican primary voters need to ask themselves a very important and timely question: What if "unstoppable momentum" turns into terminal velocity? What if their hopes and dreams for themselves and their families go splat against the ground? 
No matter what the media or the GOP establishment say, the truth of the matter is GOP primary voters are still in complete charge of the outcome of this race. Not one vote has yet to be cast.
There is still plenty of time to get educated on the issues and the candidates.Like "The Wizard of Oz," while the entrenched establishment and Mr. Romney try to divert attention from reality, it's time for voters to pull back that curtain, realize who is really pulling the levers and then make an informed decision. 
There is still time to beat the machine. 
• MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of the forthcoming memoir titled "Rolling Pennies in the Dark."   
Source:  IBD

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Praise for Rick Perry's Cut, Balance, and Grow Plan

This is my favorite one as I heard him on the radio with his comments:
“Rick Perry announced his tax plan today, which I’ll go on record as saying I, El Rushbo, think is great. It’s fabulous. I like it. … This is why a lot of people are going to like it. It is a return to fiscal sanity.”
Rush Limbaugh on “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” 10/25/11
Now for some more comments:
“This program he’s come up with is a great program, this tax plan. … Perry has come up with one hell of a proposal.”
Mark Levin on “The Mark Levin Show,” 10/25/11 
“The good news is that Mr. Perry and most of his competitors are thinking big, with proposals that will reverse the U.S. slide to high-debt, slow-growth stagnation. President Obama wants to portray the economic debate as pro-growth government spenders vs. the austerity of budget cutting. But the real debate is over whether government or the private economy is the main engine of prosperity. The flat tax puts Republicans on the side of private growth and government reform, a potent combination. Perhaps Mr. Perry and his comrades can even coax Mitt Romney to join the party.”
Wall Street Journal, 10/26/11 
Strong entitlement reform in #GovernorRickPerry flat tax plan. Plus strong growth incentives from 20% flat rate. #GOP tax competition. Good.”
Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report,” via Twitter, 10/25/11 
“Twenty percent is a very good place to be. And what Governor Perry does right is he sets up an alternative structure. If you like the present tax system, if you’ve organized your life around the various deductions and credits, nothing changes for you. If you’d rather move to a lower rate, fewer deductions and credits, that’s available as well. It doesn’t have the danger that the Fair Tax or the 9-9-9 has, which is you create these additional new taxes that maybe you’ll end up with both the income tax and the sales tax and a VAT [value-added tax], which would be France, Greece.”
Grover Norquist on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” 10/25/11 
“Rick Perry’s plan for tax reform would be massively pro-growth. A Flat Tax like the one proposed by Perry would unleash years of economic growth if it is passed into law. Furthermore, eliminating the tax on dividends and capital gains would immediately add trillions of dollars in new wealth to the economy, benefiting all Americans. Perry clearly understands that revitalizing the economy should start with a complete overhaul of a tax code that has nearly choked economic growth to death. Conservatives looking for a champion to carry the banner of a pro-growth tax reform will surely rally behind this bold proposal.”
Club for Growth President Chris Chocola, 10/25/11 
To read more comments from people like Governor Jindal, Former Rep Dick Armey, Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard, and others, please visit RickPerry.org

The Washington Post poll on their site shows Flat Tax beats 9-9-9.  Probably from all out states with a sales tax that is already over 8%!

Ohio GOP Stalwart Ken Blackwell Endorses Gov. Rick Perry for President

To me this is one of the biggest endorsements that could come out of Ohio.  Have admired Ken Blackwell from the first time I learned to know who he was.  He has a backbone of steel which is missing in a lot of political figures.  When he stood up to the Democrats in the 2004 Presidential election when Kerry was trying to steal Ohio, I was so impressed.  He would have done the same no matter the Party as he is one of the most ethical people I have seen in my years around politics.  I supported him for the head of RNC against Michael Steele -- our State Chair was an early supporter of Blackwell.  RNC would be in much better shape today if they had elected Ken Blackwell.

Would truly hope he ends up in a Perry Administration.  Wouldn't mind having him for VP.  Anyone who has been the Mayor of Cincinnati, would get my vote.  Talk about a city with diversity -- Cincinnati is just that!
Ohio GOP Stalwart Ken Blackwell Endorses Gov. Rick Perry for President
Posted on October 26th, 2011 
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of Ohio conservative leader, entrepreneur and free market advocate Ken Blackwell in his campaign for president. 
“I am proud to endorse Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president,” said Blackwell. “Gov. Perry’s successful record of job creation shows that he has the skill, experience and ideas necessary to get our nation working again. His proven conservative values, and his proven executive experience are exactly what this country needs to reverse the failed policies of the Obama Administration.” 
Blackwell, a long time conservative GOP leader from Cincinnati, was elected to statewide office in Ohio three times—once as Treasurer and twice as Secretary of State. He has also served as mayor of Cincinnati, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, and member of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform. He is the first African-American to be elected to statewide executive office in Ohio. In 2008, he served as a vice-chair of the Republican National Convention Platform Committee. Blackwell is a best-selling author, serves on the boards of directors of the Club for Growth, the National Taxpayers Union and the National Rifle Association. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Council for National Policy and chairman of the Ohio Faith and Freedom Coalition. 
“Ken Blackwell has been a strong, conservative leader in the Republican Party for many years, and I am honored to have his endorsement,” said Gov. Perry. “His support will be instrumental to this campaign and I look forward to partnering with him as I travel the nation to share my vision to get America working again.”  
Source:  RickPerry.org

Rick Perry's Cut, Balance, and Grow Plan for America

Yesterday as I watching this speech by Governor Perry, I was reminded of how simple this would all be and had to ask why did flat tax plans not get approved earlier?  The answer is quite obvious -- special interest groups -- the same ones keeping social security and medicare from being fixed.  The leaders of those groups are in the White House, Senate, and one was Speaker until she was ousted in the last election.  The lobbying community on both sides most like do not like this plan not to mention the people who make all the money off of doing taxes as the tax code has become extremely complicated.  That means the average American citizen should love the plan.

How about having a President and a Congress who put American citizens first?  Governor Perry is backed by the grassroots Republicans -- not the establishment who support Romney or the very wealthy Koch Brothers who support Cain.  He is supported by those of us who have volunteered in campaigns for years and who understand this Perry plan would be best for the middle class and those less fortunate.  It is good for senior citizens as it saves Social Security and Medicare, and cuts all the regulations that are on the books.  My sales tax stays the same so what is there not to like since it gives us a choice.

Fix the Tax Code

A simple, optional flat income tax rate of 20%, preserving deductions for mortgage interest, charity, and state/local taxes. No federal sales tax or VAT. End taxes on Social Security benefits. End the death tax and taxes on qualified dividends and long-term capital gains. End corporate loopholes, reduce corporate income tax rate to 20%, and more.  Read More

Fix the Federal Regulatory System

Institute an immediate moratorium on all pending regulations, audit every regulation passed since 2008, create a public database of all regulations for transparency, and more.  Read More

Preserve Social Security for all Generations of Americans

Preserve benefits for current recipients and those approaching retirement age, protect the Social Security Trust Fund, give younger workers the option to own their contributions, allow state employees to opt out, and more. Read More

Reform Medicare and Medicaid to Improve Health Care

Make Medicare sustainable for the long-term, empower consumers while reducing fraud and waste, return power to the states to increase quality of care and access to care. Read More

Repeal Job-Killing Legislation

Repeal Obamacare--the budget-busting government takeover of our healthcare system, repeal Dodd-Frank--which has enshrined "too big to fail" institutions, repeal harmful Sarbanes-Oxley regulations that are incredibly burdensome on small businesses. Read More

Balance the Budget

A Balanced Budget Amendment without raising taxes, capping federal spending at 18% of GDP, reducing non-defense discretionary spending, no more earmarks, no more bailouts, and much, much more. Read More

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just who is this RE TEA PARTY sending out Cain's Ad for money for 9-9-9?

I received an email from a group called the RE Tea Party this afternoon -- it is not Tea Party Express, TP Nation or TP Patriots.  This was one group I had never heard the name and with a name like RE Tea Party, I would have definitely remembered.  The email irritated me to no end because I had never signed up to be on their email list so I decided to take a look at just who was running this group.  When I went to the site, I could not locate who was in charge which I thought odd.  I decided to go to Who Is Lookup to find who was behind RE Tea Party.  Surprise, surprise:

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Imagine my shock when I found Meet-Up and Re Tea Party were related.  Somewhere in the back of my brain I knew it was a liberal that started Meet-Up and found out he is still there.

Scott Heiferman the founder of MeetUp looks to have ties to Soros as he keeps popping up to speak at Soros events.  If Heiferman is the CEO of Meet-Up what relationship does he have to RE TeaParty?  Are the liberals using RE TeaParty to push Cain as the easiest for Obama to beat? Am I being too paranoid?

Since I kept finding links to Heiferman speaking at events with other Soros 'friends', I decided to look further and found this:

The independent events, some simply community discussions, have been loosely tracked with Facebook, Google maps and links lists. Now, group meeting platform Meetup.com is assisting the protesters in their grassroots efforts. 
“We were contacted by the good people at Meetup.com, who got in touch because they heard we were in need of some technical assistance and advice,” says a blog post on Occupy Together, a site linked by Occupy Wall Street websites and protest publication The Occupied Wall Street Journal‘s Kickstarter page. “Little did we know we’d go from listing 4-5 locations in one night to receiving hundreds of emails in a day. We were slowing the flow of information because us volunteers weren’t able to keep up.”
Meetup previously worked with activist magazine Adbusters, an early organizer of the protests, on a project called “buy nothing day,” according to Meetup VP of community and strategy Andres Glusman. Adbusters made the introduction between Meetup and Occupy Together, which ultimately decided to use the platform’s free organizing tool, Meetup Everywhere.
Then looked even further and discovered The Social Networking Behind Egypt's Unrest.  As I am reading this and thinking that some of this is starting to make sense, I read this paragraph:
At the opening reception last night, hosted at Google’s headquarters, I met a smart bunch of people from organizations such as Blue State Digital (which ran Obama’s online campaign), Howcast, Middle East peace activists One Voice, and the East London-based Young Foundation. 
But the highlight is an A-list bunch of conference speakers at the conference today and tomorrow — including Jack Dorsey of Twitter, Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP, Scott Heiferman of MeetUp, as well as top people from Google, YouTube and the World Bank. Other keynote speakers include Jeremy Gilley, the former actor who founded Peace One Day, and Joe Rospars, who was the new-media director for Obama for America. 
You can sense the scale of their practical ambition from the title of some of the sessions: one is called Tech Solutions to Repressive Regimes.
and then this from the same article:
Google and the State Department appear to feel very confident about their role in assisting global uprisings, but we might have a few suggestions. In their next AYM Summit, they might want to consider adding some workshops on the backgrounds of the participants they are training and considering who might come in to fill the void left by the people they dispose. Just a thought.
As it is, this social networking experiment has taken a dangerous turn and leaves us wondering which country might be next on the list for a little “social networking. 
Our State Department and Google are adding to the unrest in the Middle East?  Where is our media on all of this or don't they consider meddling in the affairs of a foreign country important?

Now we have this from Heiferman:
From Canada to Meetup.com Excerpt:
Mr. Heiferman commended their efforts. “It’s the fastest-growing thing we’ve seen on Meetup,” he said. Though Mr. Heiferman has given small donations to a fund for the protesters’ newspaper, The Occupied Wall Street Journal, he is quick to draw a line between his personal activities and the company he runs. 
Mr. Heiferman said that although he had a personal interest in Occupy Together, Meetup was a politically neutral tool. “We believe that whenever people are organizing and getting together, that’s a good thing,” he said. “I met with Glenn Beck last year.” 
We know Ron Paul people use Meetup but did you know there are a number of Democrat Ron Paul Meetup sites?  Is that why he does well in polls but not at the ballot box?  More on that as more information is discovered.

Here you have the email that started all the research because I didn't recognize their name.  How many Tea Party groups that have sprung up are actually fronts for Democrats?  That is why we have thought the local Tea Party was the only way to go and nothing at the national level.  After we have found out about Re Tea Party we are even more convinced.  At local level you know the people or you can find out who they are but at the National level you have no clue their real ideology.

The $64,000 question is what do the Koch Brothers have to do with all this on Cain as it has been rumored they are using Americans for Prosperity to support Cain?  More research for another day but I am not alone as other sites are picking up on there is something wrong with the National Tea Party movement.

The Pink Flamingo blog has been putting the puzzle pieces together on the Tea Party movement financed by Fox for sometime but this gives a whole new dimension to what the Tea Party is all about.

Here is the email that set off the research which is filled with spin about the Cain 9-9-9 plan which some people would call lies:

RE Tea Party
Please read a special message from Friends of Herman Cain, Inc. We believe that you'll find the message informative. From time-to-time we may send you messages that we feel are important to the Tea Party.

Dear Patriot,

Last week's CNN debate was my first debate as the clear front runner in the GOP primary. I am truly honored and humbled to be in this position. My recent surge in the polls is a clear indication that Americans are hearing my message loud and clear.
Friends, I am a problem solver, and America needs a common sense problem solver in the White House!
But, I need your help today. Most of my GOP opponents are career politicians who have established massive fundraising networks nationwide, and the first primaries could be held in as few as 60 days! Please make a secure contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250, or more, up to the legal maximum, to my campaign for President.
CNN's moderator, Anderson Cooper, asked which candidate could beat Obama. Well, according to a recently released Rassmussen Poll, if the election were held today, I am the ONLY Republican who would defeat President Obama!
This is a game changer, because its the first time that a GOP candidate has polled ahead of President Obama.
You see, Americans are looking for new solutions. They are tired of the same old rhetoric. That is why my 9-9-9 Plan has gained so much attention, and why my fellow GOP contenders are so intimidated of my 9-9-9 Plan.
The 9-9-9 Plan offers a new, real solution to our economic troubles.
It will stimulate the economy through the private sector by closing loopholes, minimizing job killing taxes, and eliminating uncertainty from the economy.
And let me be clear, the 9-9-9 Plan is a jobs plan, it is revenue neutral, it does not raise taxes on those that are making the least. Let's throw out the 10 million word mess and put in our plan which will liberate the American workers and liberate American businesses.
But now I need your help more than ever to spread the word about my 9-9-9 Plan. Please donate a most generous gift today.
Time is short! The critical New Hampshire primary may take place in as little as 60 days.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity. With your support, we can elect a real, common sense problem solver to the White House.
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