I keep hearing the term, "fresh ideas" tossed around. I don't want any fresh ideas. I want SOMEBODY to use some good old ideas, like low taxes, limited spending, limited pork, low national debt, strong defense, self-sufficiency, individual liberty, border security, and a free-market economy.
Here's a some fresh ideas to apply to our elected leaders: honesty, integrity, honor, accountability, and statesmanship. If somebody in any party embodied those values and espoused the "ideas" in the first list, we would have a leader. But until then, we have a battle between Republican crooks and Democrat crooks. Pick your poison.
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Matt, I hear what you are saying and I agree, but when was the last time you saw a politician give us a straight answer, unfortunately they all speak with forked tongues,cliches, and the same catch phrases...as for the integrity part you are spot on, I was very disappointed in the actions and admissions of Sen. John Ensign ( Nev. R), I actively campaigned for the man, met him , supported him,but after his marital transgressions came out I dont think I could ever trust him again. I am just so fed up with politicians pandering for our votes but then doing whatever they or the special interest group that is funding them want them to do
I must be on ignore, becuase I explained precisely what is going on.
Face it, too many want thier handout!!
It will not change no matter who the chairman of the Republican party is!
There are just too many of them getting thier entitlements.
In fact, our President is a product of entitlements.
This is the new America.
Stan b & Elvis
After being in NYC last week I agree with that even more. So many there are doing nothing more than looking for a handout and don’t even care about trying to get ahead. My daughter told me as were driving in Brooklyn to watch as we went past the housing projects for all the luxury cars. They call is Escalade land because there are so many parked on the street out side the subsidized housing. She was right, Lexus, Cadillac, Acura….a lot of really nice cars. We rode the subway and there was a group of women that got off where we did and walked to the housing projects carrying 3-5 big shopping bags each with big names on them…. They had way more money to spend shopping that I did. Seems to me if you live in government funded housing shopping a Macy’s, Guess and Hugo Boss should not really be on you list, but they had bags stuffed full from those places. I am very sure that IF they vote they vote democrat because it is the gravy train party for them.
One has to love this map, not especially for the voting tabulation, but for the story it tells about the home of the "something-for-nothing-crowd" that resides in this nation.
Not unlike the racist fable of the 4 story building that burned down that killed all the blacks on the first floor, all the Mexicans on the 2nd floor, and all the Puerta Ricans on the third floor, but spared the three white couple living on the 4th floor. When Jesse and Al showed up full of rage asking how this could not be a crime against race, wondering how those whites were spared???? The answer of course was they were at work.
The two Dakotas are a good example, since I know their geography the best. Every blue county on that map in those states is on an Indian reservation, or encompasses the 'big' cities of those states, the exception being Rapid City. Not sure what the Democrats have done for the Indian, but they have been made to believe their life in squalor is being helped by that party, as they continue to remain 'kept'.
BTW, ACORN has nothing on the American Indian Movement when it comes to corruption, especially at the polling places. When Johnson was re-elected as Senator of SD in 2000, he had more votes from Pine Ridge reservation than there were registered voters...a clean sweep. Chicago has nothing on that 'machine'.
When Thune beat out Dashole, his organization was fully aware of his previous defeat, and how it was accomplished, and they didn't let that happen again. What a surprise when the highest ranked Democrat in the Senate, and the state of South Dakota went down in a 'fair fight'. Even The Casino $$$ didn't save him.
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