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Sunday, May 30, 2010

One More Dumb Dem

Representative Alan Grayson - D-Fla. Says giving the GOP control of Congress again is like letting Al Qaeda terrorists pilot a plane.

I can't believe all in Florida are proud of this "always to be reelected good old boy". At the very least, with Alan, everyone know which side of the Obama's divided nation he is on. From a statement like this it is clear that Alan is unclear who we, "the bad guys" are and doesn't have a clue as to who he is denigrating and has no idea what the ramifications are for this kind of slander and hate mongering.

What kind of environment do we have in Washington that would give rise to or tolerate a congressman comparing Republicans to terrorists? What kind of environment do we have that allows congress to pass a Health Care Bill when a huge majority of citizens don't want them to do it? What kind of folks, in any state, would want Congressman Alan Grayson representing them?

I'm going to send Alan a note explaining who the people in the GOP and Tea Parties are. I'm sure he doesn't read notes from people like us. Maybe he likes poetry…Or maybe he thinks there are secret terrorist plots encoded in Tea Party poetry...

Anyway, Alan this is who we are….

We

We are the rising of the rivers
We are the wind on the fields
We are the faces on the moon
We are the dust in the air
We are the tempest in the sea
We are the thunder on the mountains

We
We are the ones before
As the ones before
And before

We are the now
We are the light in the darkness
We are the darkness in the light
We are the river
We are the pathways
We are the moon and the mountains

We
We are the ones before
As the ones before
And before

We are the ticking
We are the back-when
We are the forgotten moments
We are the anger
We are the pain
We are the remembered

We
We are the ones before
As the ones before
And before

We are the first love
We are the smile
We are the warmth
We are the laughter
We are the joy
We are promise

We
We are the ones before
As the ones before
And before

We are the alpha
We are the givers
We are the passers-on
We are the builders
We are creative-deconstruction
We are omega

We
We are the ones before
As the ones before
And before

We are we
We are hope
We are doubt
We are the wish
We are the thought
We are the forever

We
We are the ones before
As the ones before
And before

We are spring
We are summer heat
We are august moon
We are winter’s night
We are transition
We are time

We
We are the ones before
As the ones before
And before

We are
We are the warrior
We are the war
We are the transgressor
We are the transgressed
We are continuum

We
We are the ones before
As the ones before
And before

We are the labor
We are the salt
We are the crops
We are the tax
We are the road
We are the bricks

We
We are the ones before
As the ones before
And before

We are the country
We are the hires
We are the check signers
We are the fires
We are the Bill of Rights
We are the Constitution

We
We are the ones before
As the ones before
And before

We are we

Ron

Alan, we are the ones, along with the voters of Florida, who are going to fire you and others like you.

Since we are showing Alan the exit lets take a moment to thank Mary Rakovich, who on 2/10/2009, organized a meeting in Fort Myers, Florida, and that group began to morph into the Tea Party. (Not the only one but one of the early groups.)

Come November…Come November, come with us to the voting booth and fire Alan and all the others liberal "always to be reelected good old boys", like Alan.

Ron

http://theoxfordteaparty.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Attitudes are Changing

We have copied the article below from the O'Leary Report which was originally reported on News Max in April. The article helps us better understand why we are seeing more conservative candidates doing well in many states. Certainly encouraging.

Tea Party Matches NRA in Number of Americans Who Support Their Views

It's official. The Tea Party movement is a substantial player on the political scene. According to a recent poll commissioned by The O'Leary Report and conducted by Zogby International, 34 percent of voters (45 million Americans) say the Tea Party endorsement is important to their vote this year, and 31 percent (41 million voters) say the same about the National Rifle Association. The Poll was conducted March 2-30 of 10,128 likely voters and has a margin-of-error of one percent.

Breaking down these numbers further, 16 percent of voters are fully committed to the Tea Party message and 18 percent support the message, but with some reservation.

Again, these numbers are strikingly similar to those of the NRA, whose membership has been extremely effective in exacting results at election time. Nearly 13 percent of all voters are completely committed to the NRA message, and 18 percent say they are committed most of the time.

It's important to stress that these 45 million Tea Party supporters are strictly registered voters, and that the movement can add even more to its power and influence by registering like-minded voters between now and November.

With power and influence of this magnitude come tough decisions. The decision confronting the Tea Party is whether to become a third party, a la Ross Perot, or become a powerful political force, much like the NRA, which has been able to wield significant influence on both sides of the aisle.

Though the Tea Party movement doesn't have NRA's sophisticated infrastructure, it can certainly borrow from NRA's techniques. For example, the Tea Party could conduct massive voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, and possibly create an issues questionnaire for all political candidates to answer prior to Election Day.

To be sure, the Tea Party can be just as effective in Democratic circles as in Republican, as the Zogby poll shows it isn't just red-meat conservatives who gravitate toward the Tea Party movement. Among the nearly 38 million self-described Independent voters in America, 32 percent will be listening for the voice of the Tea Party before they cast their vote this year. Nearly 64 percent of the 31 million Republican voters will follow the Tea Party, and 11 percent of the roughly 52 million Democratic voters will do the same.

Moreover, in congressional districts deemed competitive by the Cook Political Report, which consists of roughly 34 million voters, 35 percent of them will be listening for the Tea Party endorsement this year.

The Tea Party's influence holds up well in key geographic regions as well.
Fully one-third (33 percent) of voters in the Pacific region (20 million voters in CA, AK, HI, OR, NV, WA) will be influenced by Tea Party endorsements. In the pivotal Midwest region (27 million voters in OH, MI, MN, WI, IN, IL) 31 percent of voters plan to listen to the Tea Party.

In the Southwest region (9 million voters in AZ, CO, NM, OK, UT) 32 percent of voters consider the Tea Party endorsement important to them, as do 34 percent of voters in the Mid-Atlantic region (27 million voters in DE, MD, VA, WV, NJ, NY, PA, and D.C.). In the South region (34 million voters in GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, AL, AR, LA, MS, FL, and TX) 36 percent of voters will look to the Tea Party this year, as will 35 percent of voters in the Central and North Plains region (8 million voters in ID, MT, WY, SD, IA, KS, MO, NE, ND).

On the issues, the Tea Partiers are very definitive and unwavering in the positions they take. For example, 90 percent of the Tea Party movement strongly disapproves of cap-and-trade global warming legislation, and 84 percent strongly disapprove. On taxes, 61 percent of Tea Party activists support state legislation to stop retroactive tax bills from being passed.

Nearly 75 percent agree that there should be an appeals process for individuals who have been placed on the federal no-fly list, in light of legislation making its way through congress that would prohibit persons on the list from purchasing a firearm. A 64 percent majority of Tea Partiers thing that only the FBI should be able to add names to the no-fly list, given the number of instances where people have been wrongly placed on the list.

Only 8 percent of Tea Party members think that the jobs bill being promoted by the Obama administration will help small businesses, and just 19 percent think the bill will help big and state businesses. However, 82 percent think the White House's jobs bill will help federal employees.

Roughly 89 percent of Tea Partiers believe that the Second Amendment applies to all levels of government – federal, state and local.

And what should be of utmost concern to incumbent congressmen up for re-election this year: 94 percent of the Tea Party movement agree that "the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens" – and 82 percent strongly agree.

Democrats in Congress are afraid of the Tea Parties, alright. Though it's not for reasons of public safety, as their paranoid ramblings would have us all believe. It's because they know that these poll numbers are correct. Their diatribes about civil unrest are calculated tactics designed to delegitimize a movement that has significant ability to give legitimacy to its chosen candidates this November.

By Brad O'Leary

Thanks Brad for this article and all the other good work you have done.

Lots of folks in both parties would like to see the Teaers try and form a "third" party. This must be resisted. Same folks would like to see a "leader" emerge in the Tea Party for the same reason. This must be resisted. The Tea Party has high profile persons to voice it values and beliefs and that is enough. Ideals, beliefs, and values cross political party lines. There is more and more media talk about Tea Partiers taking over the Republican party. Nonsense, the Tea Party's goal is to take back the whole government. If the Republican party hadn't gone to sleep at the wheel there wouldn't be a Tea Party. If The Dems hadn't become a socialist party there wouldn't be a Tea Party and the liberal media just cannot get this. The country is in crisis because both of the parties have failed.

Clearly the first goal is to get back enough conservative votes in November to stop the liberal Dems onslaught. Second goal, in the next election cycle, is to dump more of the "always to be reelected good old boys." We can't clean our house/senate in one election cycle.

Ron

Come November…Come November, come with us to the voting booth and brings lots of friends…We can do this….

http://theoxfordteaparty.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mr. Charlie - Say

Good news of the day: Charles Djou, a Republican won in Hawaii. First Republican since 2001..Waive and say, "Hi Charles, welcome to the "new" club.

The Oxford Tea Party starts today article with a quiz. The next paragraph is a speech on immigration and the question is, "Who gave this speech and when?"

In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'

The immigration issue is a difficult one and has been going on for a long time. It is so emotional for many you've got to wonder if any law or law enforcement could settle this problem in anyway that would leave everyone feeling that was the right thing to do.

For every illegal Mexican worker or their family members here you have an American of Mexican decent born and raised in this country. The problem looks like it should be simple. Just arrest the illegal ones and send them back home and leave our Americans citizens alone. The complications come in the fact that business, particularly farmers, need migrant labor as well as other business that need seasonal labor. Few in the agriculture labor group are American citizens of Mexican heritage. Fewer still is migrant labor from any other ethnic background in this work pool. This group has worked our fields and harvested our crops for generations. We have a temporary work permit for this group.

To avoid these guest worker problems many farmers simply choose to plant crops that don't have to be hand worked. For other crops all the work is done by a few men with larger tractors and combines. In one way that is great but what happens should we want strawberries, bell peppers, lettuce, pineapples, and all the other soft foods? Arizona is a good example because many of these farmers grow vegetables that require hand work. The immigrants pour across the border, work the crops, some go home and others stay. For the ones who stay, Arizona has to pick up the education for their children at about six thousand a pop, medical costs, as well as all the other social benefits. This group of workers along with the legal Arizona folks on some form of welfare are bankrupting the state.

Cause and effect is simple. Its fairly simple math. It’s the solution that is complex. Obama and his group are making the efforts of Arizona even more difficult by making the legal issue of the state's new immigration law a turf issue between the state and federal government. Also, just for the political partisanship of it, racial division, as if more was needed. What is obvious is if the Feds were doing their job, Arizona would not have had to adopt their current immigration law. Clearly the administration is not very interested in these border state issues or worse still, sees the issue only in political terms. Our President needs the Hispanic vote, long term, for him and the Dems.

We have always needed guest workers on a seasonal basis and even now when we have so many unemployed workers, who, just as an aside, are not willing to do this hard work. So long as our unemployed folks can continue on social programs, with monthly checks, without working, they are not going to work and why should they have to do hard work for their government financial support many would ask.

There are any number of solutions and partial solutions but government does not have the political will or interest to use them and that is and has been the name of this game and not just with the current congress.

We always like to listen to Charlie Daniels sing but until this article we have never heard him talk about himself or his beliefs
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CHARLIE DANIELS...."Speaking his mind!"

I don't know how everybody else feels about it, but to me I think Hispanic people in this country, legally or illegally, made a huge public relations mistake with their recent demonstrations.

I don't blame anybody in the world for wanting to come to the United States of America , as it is a truly wonderful place.

But when the first thing you do when you set foot on American soil is illegal it is flat out wrong and I don't care how many lala land left heads come out of the woodwork and start trying to give me sensitivity lessons.

I don't need sensitivity lessons, in fact I don't have any-thing against Mexicans! I have something against criminals and anybody who comes into this country illegally is a criminal and if you don't believe it try coming into America from a foreign country without a passport and see how far you get. What disturbs me about the demonstrations is that it's tanta-mount to saying, "I am going to come into your country even if it means breaking your laws and there's nothing you can do about it."

It's an "in your face" action and speaking just for me, I don't like it one little bit and if there were a half dozen pairs of gonads in Washington bigger than English peas it wouldn't be happening.

Where are you, you bunch of lily livered, pantywaist, forked tongued, sorry excuses for defenders of The Constitution? Have you been drinking the water out of the Potomac again? And even if you pass a bill on immigration it will probably be so pork laden and watered down that it won't mean anything anyway Besides, what good is another law going to do when you won't enforce the ones on the books now?

And what ever happened to the polls, guys? I thought you folks were the quintessential finger wetters. Well you sure ain't paying any attention to the polls this time because somewhere around eighty percent of Americans want some thing done about this mess, and mess it is and getting bigger everyday.

This is no longer a problem, it is a dilemma and headed towards being a tragedy. Do you honestly think that what happened in France with it 22% Muslims immigrants can't happen here when the businesses who hire these people finally run out of jobs and a few million disillusioned Hispanics take to the streets?

If you, Mr. President, Congressmen and Senators, knuckle under on this and refuse to do something meaningful it means that you care nothing for the kind of country your children and grand-children will inherit. But I guess that doesn't matter as long as you get re-elected. Shame on you.

One of the big problems in America today is that if you have the nerve to say anything derogatory about any group of people (except Christians) you are going to be screamed at by the media and called a racist, a bigot and anything else they can think of to call you

Well I've been pounded by the media before and I'm still rockin' and rollin' and when it comes to speaking the truth I fear not. And the truth is that the gutless, gonadless, milksop politicians are just about to sell out the United States of America because they don't have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to face reality. And reality is that we would never allow any other group of people to have 12 million illegal in this country and turn around and say, "Oh it's ok, ya'll can stay here if you'll just allow us to slap your wrist."

And I know that some of you who read this column are saying "Well what's wrong with that?" I'll tell you what's wrong with it. These people could be from Mars as far as we know. We don't know who they are, where they are or what they're up to and the way the Congress is going we're not going to.

Does this make sense? Labor force you say? We already subsidize corporate agriculture as it is, must we subsidize their labor as well? If these people were from Haiti would we be so fast to turn a blind eye to them or if they were from Somalia or Afghanistan ? I think not.

All the media shows us are pictures of hard working Hispanics who have crossed the border just to try to better their life. They don't show you pictures of the Feds rounding up members of MS 13, the violent gang who came across the same way the decent folks did. They don't tell you about the living conditions of the Mexican illegal some fat cat hired to pick his crop.

I want to make two predictions.

No. 1: This situation is going to grow and fester until it erupts in violence on our streets while the wimps in Washington drag their toes in the dirt and try to figure how many tons of political hay they can make to the acre.

No 2: Somebody is going to cross that border with some kind of weapon of mass destruction and set it off in a major American city after which there will be a backlash such as this country has never experienced and the Capitol building in Washington will probably tilt as Congressmen and Senators rush to the other side of the issue.

I don't know about you but I would love to see just one major politician stand up and say, "I don't care who I make mad and I don't care how many votes I lose, this is a desperate situation and I'm going to lead the fight to get it straightened out."

I don't blame anybody for wanting to come to America , but if you don't respect our immigration laws why should you respect any others? And by the way, this is America and our flag has stars and stripes Please get that other one out of my face.

God Bless America - Charlie Daniels

Thanks Charlie…

The answer to "Who made the speech" question at the top of this article:

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

Another singer/entertainer we like is Ray Stevens and he has a new song on his web site concerning immigration. It is nice to have a good laugh over a serious problem. Give Ray a click
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http://budurl.com/cometotheusa

Come November...Come November come with us to the polls and bring friends.

Ron

http://theoxfordteaparty.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Trend in the Making?

Everyone wave and say, "Hi Rand Paul, welcome!" I think what Dr. Paul said about our President and his policies was really important to hear. It seems the folks in Kentucky thought so too.

Today, N.Y. Times and Washington Post both ran articles saying Rand Paul was a racist… Who would have thought they would ever do such a thing?

Everyone wave and say, "By, to one of the "always to be reelected good old boy" Arlen Specter. Enough said….

So far Arlen Specter and Bob Bennett have been sent out to pasture.

Some how the liberal media is blaming the results of both of these elections and dismissals on the Tea Party.

Could it be so? Or could it be that the average American voters in these two elections (Dems or Republicans) simply thought about their representatives, their values, their voting record, beliefs, and what these representatives are doing to the country? Could this be a trend? If so, the liberal old guard in both parties may be in real trouble and, bite my lip, the real power could start slipping back into the hands of the "people".

What we don't want to happen is for us Teaers to start believing it's a down hill run from here to November. These two elections will lead to new and better financed campaigns by the "always to be reelected good old boys" as the primaries roll through and the real campaigns begin.. Know for sure this group will never give up their power. It will have to be taken. This is a war. This war is more dangerous to the country's future than from all the world wide terrorist originations, collapsed financial systems, or failing socialist economies on the other side of the pond.

We have always like Gingrich and below are some of his thoughts.

Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine

Newt Gingrich

In the 20th Century, America fought and defeated Nazism, Fascism, Imperialism and Communism -- four existential threats to our survival.

In this century, America is facing two different kinds of threats, though no less grave. This time, the threat does not come from nation-state superpowers, but from non-state networks, each pursuing an agenda based upon radical ideologies. The first motivates non-state terrorist networks to kill Americans both here and abroad. But even more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists is a second threat that is right here at home. It is an ideology so fundamentally at odds with historic American values that it threatens to undo the cultural ethics that have made our country great. I call it "secular-socialism."

The Left has thoroughly infiltrated nearly every cultural commanding height of our civilization. That is, they hold power, influence and control of academia, the elite news media, Hollywood, union leaders, trial lawyers, the courts, the Congress, and the bureaucracy at all levels of government. They are radically redefining our very culture by deciding what is news, what is entertainment, what our children learn in school, and what kind of government we should have.

They share a vision of a secular, socialist America run for the interests of the members of the political machine that keeps them in power, where government dominates the people instead of representing them. In short, this ruthless "secular-socialist machine" wants to use government power to change who we are and how we think.

After the Republicans lost their way and failed to govern, the Left took their opportunity to remake America. Barack Obama is the most radical President in American history. His administration combines the radicalism of Saul Alinsky, the corruption of Springfield, and the machine politics of Chicago. If they succeed in completing their agenda while in power, America will face becoming a European-style, high-tax, big-bureaucracy, low-economic-growth state.

The question before us is simple. Will we be able To Save America before it is too late?

Newt

Our response to the question, "Well yes, maybe." Forty percent plus of voters pay no tax…. Which means any number of things but from their voting point of view they receive financial support from Federal and State governments. This is a strong incentive for this group to vote for the most liberal candidates. This is a huge voting block that conservatives are not likely to get and is very hard to over come.

The real campaigns are not under way yet. The insiders bet is the Tea Party has peaked and will loose momentum through the summer. Each Tea Partier will make their own commitment to this cause during the coming months. Currently the Tea Party seems to be having influence but it does not have the numbers. Voting numbers. For the numbers to get to a decisive size each Tea member need to bring (influence) twenty or more votes. That will take a massive effort by each person.

Can we do this?... YES….Will we do it?

Come November… Come November, come with us to the voting booth and bring twenty friends….

Ron

http://theoxfordteaparty.blogspot.com/

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hello America how are you?

Hello America how are you? Don't you know us we're you native sons….?

I am reminded of the opening remark of the Gabriel Heater radio program during World War II… "Oh, there is good news tonight."

Bob Bennett walked into a Republican caucus a few days ago without a clue of how people in Utah saw him and were about to respond to his behavior in congress….One example: Bennett voted against the health care bill and introduced a health bill of his own. Ask yourself how a experienced three term Senator did not understand what the polls on health care were telling congress? I suggest it is because he had been in the Senate seventeen years. He was arrogant enough not to care what the voters thought because he knew what was the "right thing" to do and that’s what seventeen years in congress does to all of them.

I think it is a good thing that the press is blaming Bennett's loss to the Tea Party…(Maybe, that is better than suggesting he lacked the leadership skills needs for this time in his State/ Country's life.) .. However, I believe the Tea Party's effort and values played some role if not a major one…..I think as more of this kind of back lashing takes place in both parties the "always to be reelected good ole boys" will be posturing and promising to repent and quickly change their campaign rhetoric…..Question is will they be believed?

This information is from FOX NEWS. God bless them….

Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah has been ousted in his bid to serve a fourth term after failing to make it out of the Utah GOP convention.

Attorney Mike Lee and businessman Tim Bridgewater are the remaining Republican candidates after Saturday's vote. After a third round of voting, neither nominee received 60 percent of the vote, so both will head to the Utah primary on June 22.

Bennett was a distant third in the second round of voting among nearly 3,500 delegates, netting about 27 percent of the vote.

Wiping away tears, Bennett called the political atmosphere "toxic" and said it's, "Clear some of the votes I've cast have added to that toxic environment, looking back with one or two minor exceptions, I wouldn't cast any differently, even if I knew it would cost me my career." (Those votes did cost him his career so why weep over it?)

The three-term senator was targeted by Tea Party activists and other groups for supporting the TARP, or Troubled Assets Relief Program.

Bennett isn't the only Republican lawmaker in trouble as other moderate candidates across the country find themselves being abandoned by GOP voters in favor of those backed by Tea Party activists, such as with Senate races in Arizona, Kentucky and New Hampshire. In Florida, Gov. Charlie Crist decided to run for Senate as an independent rather than face an almost certain primary defeat at the hands of Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio, Florida's former state House speaker.

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine emphasized the Tea Partiers' role in recent primary politics. "This is just the latest battle in the corrosive Republican intra-party civil war that has resulted in the Tea Party devouring two Republicans in just as many weeks," Kaine said. "If there was any question before, there should now be no doubt that the Republican leadership has handed the reigns to the Tea Party."

Bennett's seven Republican rivals contend he no longer has the credentials to represent "ultraconservative" Utah. Lee, 38, and Bridgewater, 49, have campaigned largely by saying they're better suited to pare down government spending than Bennett.

"I will fight every day as your U.S. senator for limited government, to end the cradle-to-grave entitlement mentality, for a balanced budget, to protect our flag, our borders and our national security and for bills that can be read before they receive a final vote in congress," Lee said in his convention speech.

The opposition to Bennett is specific, and can't be chalked up solely to a general anti-incumbency fervor. Neither of Utah's two Republican congressmen are at risk of losing their seats, and Republican Gov. Gary Herbert doesn't have any serious challengers. Bennett's vote to bail out Wall Street left many Republicans feeling he had become too much of a Washington insider. He's also come under fire for co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill mandating health insurance coverage and for aggressively pursuing earmarks.

In Arizona, Sen. John McCain is in a tough primary fight against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, a conservative talk-radio host. In Kentucky, Rand Paul, the son of libertarian Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, is gaining momentum in his challenge against the GOP establishment's pick of Secretary of State Trey Grayson to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning. In New Hampshire, former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte is battling three Republican challengers to fill the seat being vacated by Republican Judd Gregg.

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A few weeks ago in an article we talked at some length about the importance of Tea Party members attending caucuses. (Both parties.) Caucuses are places where candidates can be dealt with quickly and simply….Bob Bennett at the Republican caucus in Utah is a wonderful example of how simple it all can be. Now that said, Senator Joe Lieberman did not get the support of his party (dems) for his reelection and ran as an independent and won. Charley Crist in Florida failed with Republican voters in primary polls to Mario Rubio. He will now run as an independent and the current polls suggest his trick might work there as well.

Politicians strive to manage the perception of voters. With the liberal presses' support and carefully crafted "sound bites" this is achieved consistently. The November campaign is just beginning to gin up. Some candidates will wait as long as they can to see which way the wind is blowing. In Mississippi we have our own "always to be re-elected good ole boys." Our one senator holds the honor of getting more "pork barrel" money than any other senator last year….The other one isn't far behind him...(Note: The "art" of pork barreling was one of the negative issues in Utah with Bennett's demise. Pork barreling is about "trading" votes. I'm sure everyone know how this works but just in case an example is: A senator has a bill he/she is sponsoring. They know they don't have the votes to get the billed passed without more votes. So they go to another senator, say from Mississippi, and make him an offer, "If you vote for my bill you can attach a "rider" of 10,000 dollars for that statue you wanted of you Aunt on the lawn of the Governor's home in Mississippi." Now there are enough votes to pass the bill and the senators are happy. The senator who signed on and helped pass the bill is happy because he has funding for his aunt's statue or some other just as silly thing. Also, his behavior has some small group of voters happy ad beholding to him. Where will the 10,000 dollars come from you might ask. Well it always comes from the taxes paid by voters in many states who really know and don't care about the senator's aunt or any other special interest in Mississippi. Nor should they. Historically pork barreling was one of the major ways (schemes) congressmen and senators used to assure their reelection. This is a moral issue and it is wrong. The Health Care Bill has more pork barreling attached to it than any other bill in the history of congress. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi brought handing out the pork to a higher level of political art. Our "always to be re-elected good ole boys," were at the head of the line.

Come November… Come November, come with us to the polls and ALL together we will stand up for America and be counted.

Ron

http://theoxfordteaparty.blogspot.com/

Note: The Oxford Tea Party has encouraged readers to use the National Debt Clock. (Link below.) Take some time to look at each category on the Debt Clock to see what and where the information come from for each section of the clock. In the lower right hand sections count families and individual "debt" the government is accumulating from moment to moment. Keep a log by date...In the log jot down your debt and in few weeks go back and see how much more debt has been added. Do this every few weeks till next November. (What a lesson.)

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Anne Wortham

The American conservative view of this government is not related to color but to a way of life and governance. A belief that government should act responsible, serves the people, and be responsive to the will of the people.

The Tea Party movement is inundated with claims by the liberal press as well as the Obama followers that the "Tea Parties" are racist. This seems more and more difficult for them as more and more leaders in the black community are speaking out. What these black leaders are saying is what the white Tea Parties are saying about this President and this Congress. (Go figure.)

For those that don't know her let me introduce you to Anne Wortham. She is Associate Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University and continuing Visiting Scholar at Stanford University 's Hoover Institution.

She is a member of the American Sociological Association and the American Philosophical Association.

She has been a John M. Olin Foundation Faculty Fellow, and honored as a Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.

In fall 1988 she was one of a select group of intellectuals who were featured in Bill Moyer's television series, "A World of Ideas." The transcript of her conversation with Moyers has been published in his book, A World of Ideas.

Dr. Wortham is author of "The Other Side of Racism: A Philosophical Study of Black Race Consciousness" which analyzes how race consciousness is transformed into political strategies and policy issues.

She has published numerous articles on the implications of individual rights for civil rights policy, and is currently writing a book on theories of social and cultural marginality.

Recently, she has published articles on the significance of multiculturalism and Afrocentricism in education, the politics of victimization and the social and political impact of political correctness. Shortly after an interview in 2004, she was awarded tenure.

This article by her is something to be read...

Fellow Americans,

Please know: I am Black; I grew up in the segregated South. I did not vote for Barack Obama; I wrote in Ron Paul's name as my choice for president. Most importantly, I am not race conscious. I do not require a Black president to know that I am a person of worth, and that life is worth living. I do not require a Black president to love the ideal of America .

I cannot join you in your celebration. I feel no elation. There is no smile on my face. I am not jumping with joy. There are no tears of triumph in my eyes. For such emotions and behavior to come from me, I would have to deny all that I know about the requirements of human flourishing and survival - all that I know about the history of the United States of America , all that I know about American race relations, and all that I know about Barack Obama as a politician. I would have to deny the nature of the "change" that Obama asserts has come to America.

Most importantly, I would have to abnegate my certain understanding that you have chosen to sprint down the road to serfdom that we have been on for over a century. I would have to pretend that individual liberty has no value for the success of a human life. I would have to evade your rejection of the slender reed of capitalism on which your success and mine depend. I would have to think it somehow rational that 94 percent of the 12 million Blacks in this country voted for a man because he looks like them (that Blacks are permitted to play the race card), and that they were joined by self-declared "progressive" whites who voted for him because he doesn't look like them.

I would have to wipe my mind clean of all that I know about the kind of people who have advised and taught Barack Obama and will fill posts in his administration - political intellectuals like my former colleagues at the Harvard University 's Kennedy School of Government.

I would have to believe that "fairness" is equivalent of justice. I would have to believe that a man who asks me to "go forward in a new spirit of service, in a new service of sacrifice" is speaking in my interest.. I would have to accept the premise of a man that economic prosperity comes from the "bottom up," and who arrogantly believes that he can will it into existence by the use of government force. I would have to admire a man who thinks the standard of living of the masses can be improved by destroying the most productive and the generators of wealth.

Finally, Americans, I would have to erase from my consciousness the scene of 125,000 screaming, crying, cheering people in Grant Park, Chicago irrationally chanting "Yes We Can!" Finally, I would have to wipe all memory of all the times I have heard politicians, pundits, journalists, editorialists, bloggers and intellectuals declare that capitalism is dead - and no one, including especially Alan Greenspan, objected to their assumption that the particular version of the anti-capitalistic mentality that they want to replace with their own version of anti-capitalism is anything remotely equivalent to capitalism.

So you have made history, Americans. You and your children have elected a Black man to the office of the president of the United States, the wounded giant of the world. The battle between John Wayne and Jane Fonda is over - and Fonda won. Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern must be very happy men. Jimmie Carter, too. And the Kennedys have at last gotten their Kennedy look-a-like. The self-righteous welfare statists in the suburbs can feel warm moments of satisfaction for having elected a Black person.

So, toast yourselves: 60s countercultural radicals, 80s yuppies and 90s bourgeois bohemians. Toast yourselves, Black America. Shout your glee Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Duke, Stanford, and Berkeley. You have elected not an individual who is qualified to be president, but a Black man who, like the pragmatist Franklin Roosevelt, promises to - Do Something! You now have someone who has picked up the baton of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. But you have also foolishly traded your freedom and mine - what little there is left - for the chance to feel good.

There is nothing in me that can share your happy obliviousness.

God Help Us all.

Anne Wortham


Come November… Come November, God will help us as we go to the polls as black and white conservative Americans.….

http://theoxfordteaparty.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I.M.F. / Greece - Boondoggled again...

First: BAD news

Europeans Fear Greek Debt Crisis Will Spread

Everyone is hearing about the crisis in Greece. Clearly no one in the EUROPEAN UNION that has any money left wants to pour it into the socialist sink hole. So, the clever thing they are doing is getting the IMF (International Monetary Fund) to bail Greece out. That way the EU nations won't have to be on the hook nor should they be on the hook for Greece's mismanagement of their socialist country…..

This is a test question: Having the IMF do the heavy financial lifting guess where most of the money in the IMF comes from…? Guess who is really going to pick up this bill...? IF we were betting , a "good bet" is the American tax payer on average, hasn't any idea what the IMF is or does and not a clue it will mostly be their tax dollars that will end up bailing out Greece, Spain, and Portugal. All socialist countries. Most of the money in the IMF comes from us.(Our liberal press nor our elected representatives nor our President have let the voters in on this secret. )

Over time our Congress has committed the American tax payer to untold amounts of debt. The debt is hidden from the American voter and often disguised as aid to this or that country and to a myriad of other social causes around the world.

(At a personal level I am sorry about Haiti and their disaster. I feel bad for them but so long as people in our country are in need, I don't want to see one cent of our tax money go elsewhere. We cannot buy goodwill and trying to be the checkbook for the world is hurting every person in America.)

(To digress: As far back at 1959 the world had figured us out. Peter Sellers made a film titled "The Mouse That Roared".. The setting was a small European county that had no money. So it decided to attack America. The country knew after America won the war it would give the little country lots of money. So off they went with their ten soldiers in a little boat to New York. The plan was to just get off the boat and surrender. That would be all that was needed. Here a half century later America is still in the game.)

As the European Union and the IMF debate the politics of Greece’s laying off civil servants or persuading its doctors to pay income tax, it is becoming apparent that the international community may need to come up with a much larger sum to backstop not just Greece, but also Portugal and Spain.

“The number will be huge,” said Piero Ghezzi, an economist at Barclays Capital. “Ninety billion euros for Greece, 40 billion for Portugal and 350 billion for Spain — now we are talking real money.”

Mr. Rogoff says that the I.M.F. could commit as much as $200 billion to aid Greece, Portugal and Spain, but acknowledges that sum alone would not be enough.


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/business/global/28euro.html?th&emc=th

Second BAD news:

National Review: The chief actuary for Medicare has released a memorandum providing cost estimates for the final health legislation passed by Congress and signed by the president…For starters, the actuary says that the legislation will increase health care costs, not reduce them — by about $300 billion over a
decade…

The actuary also says that the financial incentives in the bill will lead many employers to stop offering coverage altogether. That means about 14 million people with job-based insurance today will lose it. Moreover, he estimates that the cuts in Medicare Advantage will reduce enrollment by 7 million people…

The memo says the Medicare cuts will total nearly $600 billion through 2019, and that they will almost certainly jeopardize access to care for seniors by driving scores of institutions into financial distress. Employers will pay taxes totaling $87 billion over a decade for not offering qualified coverage, and individuals who don’t sign up with approved insurance will pay another $33 billion in fines over the same period…

http://healthcare.nationalreview.com/

Don't you just wonder why it has taken Medicare so long to release these numbers? Medicare was involved with Congress in putting the Health Care Bill together. Can we really believe Medicare has finally discovered what the real cost will be IF in fact these are the real numbers? Very doubtful. However, the press and the Whitehouse will find a way to spin this off.

Third BAD news:

Earlier this month, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) introduced the Economic Freedom Act. Modeled after the American Solutions Jobs First plan, the bill would:

1) Eliminate the capital gains tax.
2) Reduce the corporate tax rate to 12.5%.
3) Permanently eliminate the death tax.
4) Provide immediate business expensing.
5) Reduce the payroll tax by half for 2010.
6) Repeal the "stimulus" spending (except for unemployment benefits and the tax cuts).
7) Terminate the TARP program.

Anyone reading this Jordan Bill and believes the current Congress would pass any part of the Bill raise your hand. How is it that Congressman Jordan is "just now" introducing such a bill? Why has he decided to put on this political show with all of these really good ideas? Wonder what his poll numbers are?

It seems that no matter which party our elected representatives associate themselves with they are always in the throws of trying to manipulate our perceptions of them. (called - bamboozling) Shame on him. Jordan will talk about his "side show" bill during his campaign. No one will ask him why he didn't introduce this bill the first year he was in office and shame on them for not asking.

Come November…Come November come with us to the voting booth. Bring one new voter with you and let us elect folks who have values, courage, and insight to end these mismanagement nightmares.

Ron

http://theoxfordteaparty.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Here Come the "Change"

"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one
useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or
more is a congress." -- John Adams

If you read some of the founders writings after the work they did on the Constitution and Bill of Rights it seems they became quite disenchanted with representative democratic form of government. In their time as well as this point in our nation's history we can fuss about it, complain about it, be angry at it, but it still is the best game in town. Whatever conclusion each of us comes to about our form of government, we don't want to trade it for a socialist government or a socialist way of life. ( To call a socialist economy an ECONOMY is something I just can't relate to.)

Some GOOD news and some BAD news….. From The Oxford Tea Party.

First the good news:

Group to Supporters: History's Never Seen Anything Like Us :
Dems Lead Sen, Gov Races; Obama, HC Underwater

April 28th, 2010

Blanche Lincoln Is In A Heap Of Trouble (Lady who sold her vote.)

Posted by Sean Trende

I've been following Congressional and Senate races closely for almost fourteen years now, and I honestly can't remember seeing a sitting Senator polling below thirty percent in a poll ever before. Certainly not six months before an election. But according to Rasmussen Reports, there's a first time for everything. 4/26/2010, 500 LVs, +/- 4.5%

Kim Hendren (R) -- 51%
Blanche Lincoln (D) -- 30%
Gilbert Baker (R) -- 53%
Blanche Lincoln (D) -- 31%
Curtis Coleman (R) -- 52%
Blanche Lincoln (D) -- 32%
Jim Holt (R) -- 54%
Blanche Lincoln (D) -- 31%
John Boozman (R) -- 57%
Blanche Lincoln (D) -- 29%
Kim Hendren (R) -- 45%
Bill Halter (D) -- 33%
Gilbert Baker (R) -- 48%
Bill Halter (D) -- 33%
Curtis Coleman (R) -- 43%
Bill Halter (D) -- 37%
Jim Holt (R) -- 49%
Bill Halter (D) -- 31%
John Boozman (R) -- 56%
Bill Halter (D) -- 31%

I have decided to put off the bad news to another day….

Come November…Come November come with us to the voting booth. Let us elect folks who have the courage and insight to end these nightmares.

Ron

http://theoxfordteaparty.blogspot.com/