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THE Perfect GOP Candidate

Ladies and Gentlemen…Introducing the Perfect GOP candidate!

Keys to the perfect candidate:

  1. Mitt Romney’s hair:  That’s his best feature physically, intellectually, conservatively, etc. though his campaign finances are quite attractive too.
  2. Rick Perry’s thumbs up:  Perry comes across as a very down-to-earth guy and this sells well though he may be a little too much like “W” for many people’s taste.
  3. Herman Cain’s Brain:  You have to love Mr. Cain’s wit, wisdom, and willingness to smash through the veil of political correctness barriers.  He speaks to the people as a person.

Hyperbole (hi-pûr-bi-lee)

Hyperbole is defined as:

  1. A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect.
  2. An obvious and intentional exaggeration.
  3. An extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally

Synonyms: exaggeration, hype (informal), overstatement, enlargement, magnification, amplification

Popular liberal hyperbole subjects: Hitler, racist, social security, guns, abortion, voter ????, Hitler (they really like this one), the rich, and a new favorite Egypt’s president Mubarak.

Pale In Comparison

One of the topics likely to take center stage this summer is going to be the crowd that will seek to get the Republican Party nomination to take on Barrack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. I have no doubt that there will be a crowd as many sense Obama’s weakness and a country tired of the poor economy, big government spending, and Washington in general.

Jon Galt, Jr.??

Ayn Rand’s famous character from Atlas Shrugged railed against big government and a nanny state.  Many of us find inspiration in his words and actions to bolster capitalism;

“I ask for nothing more or nothing less than what I earn. That is justice. I don’t force anyone to trade with me; I only trade for mutual benefit. Force is the great evil that has no place in a rational world. One may never force another human to act against his/her judgment. If you deny a man’s right to Reason, you must also deny your right to your own judgment. Yet you have allowed your world to be run by means of force, by men who claim that fear and joy are equal incentives, but that fear and force are more practical.”

RINO-ectomy

rino milk cartonRecent events have highlighted the need for the Republican Party to take a closer look at what they stand for.  Perhaps the most prominent example took place in New York State’s 23rd congressional district.  Republican John McHugh resigned the seat to become Obama’s Secretary of the Army leading to a runoff election.  The New York Republicans chose “moderate” Dede Scozzafava to run on the Republican ticket.  Never one to miss the opportunity to get in front of the camera, Newt Gingrich endorsed Scozzafava with his fellow Republicans; House Minority Leader John Boehner, Minority Whip Eric Cantor, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, and Representative Kevin McCarthy, who is in charge of recruiting GOP candidates to run next year.  The Republicans also reportedly spent nearly $1 million on her campaign. 

True American Hero – Lord Christopher Monckton

Sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!

moncktonThe begining of this Longfellow poem was used by Lord Christopher Moncton to end his address at Bethel University last week.  I had never heard that poem before, but Lord Monckton told the audience that it was also used by Winston Churchill in an address to FDR as we entered World War II.  It shows the deep love, respect, and hope that our country represents to many in the world.  Lord Monckton also said these touching words:

Audacity (aw – das – it – ee)

Audacity is defined as:

“Bold or insolent heedlessness of restraints, as of those imposed by prudence, propriety, or convention.  An act or instance of intrepidity or insolent heedlessness.”

Synonyms:  nerve, boldness, recklessness, rashness, intrepidity, dauntless, cheek, gall, presumption, chutzpah, impudence, effrontery

Can you use it in a sentence?

Some note the audacity of Barack Obama having written two autobiographies before he had really accomplished anything.  

Can you give me an example? 

Barack Obama writing TWO autobiographies before he had accomplished anything more than being elected to public office.