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Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Great RINO Hunt Of 2012.

I don’t know about y’all, but for my part it’s a good thing that work prevented me from doing articles for the past two days. I would have blown a gasket or something if I’d have had to comment on the wholesale inside-the-beltway sellout of the American people by both Democrats and Republicans.

Jeff Duncan, one of five S. Carolina Representatives to vote 'no'.

There are twenty two Republican members of the House of Representatives who stood firm in face of incredible pressure to fold. There is a story out there that maybe a couple of these were willing to vote ‘yes’, but were allowed by the leadership to vote ‘no’ once they had crossed the required vote threshold. But, for all practical purposes, it’s just these twenty two.

I’ve not felt this disgusted or betrayed since I realized, shortly after we elected George Bush, that we had a big government Republican on our hands, who would place no controls on his profligate Republican Congress. But I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. Time after time, election after election, they’ve pulled this same stunt.

What we witnessed taking place in our nation’s capital was Beltway Tunnel Vision taken to the extreme. The so-called Boehner bill was DOA before it ever got voted on… we knew that going in. We were scammed from the beginning. So what it looks like to me is that the establishment Republican party, and the leadership that we elected, have decided to abrogate the promises that they swore to us that they would keep.

We have told them repeatedly… do the right thing and we’ll support you 100%. Break those promises and we’ll hound you out of office. I guess this is the establishment declaring war on the Tea-Party Patriots. It’s really too bad with all that’s at stake in 2012. But we have to make some serious changes in our leadership.

The establishment is strictly for and by the establishment. The party, the people and the country come last in their reckoning. RINO hunting will be one of the first items on our 2012 list… right up there with giving Barack Hussein Obama a well-deserved early retirement.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stop! No Way, No How, Go No Further… Halt!

Somehow or other, they are working as hard to panic the populace as the president himself. The ‘Tea Party freshmen’ are in revolt, and good on them for it.

The establishment herd has panicked itself so badly that some of the more congenital idiots among the Republican ‘elite’ are actually suggesting that Conservative Republicans and Patriots are helping the Benighted One by opposing the Boehner bill.

That’s pretty desperate, and I understand that some of the arm-twisting in the House by the leadership is pretty intense. There are some who are waffling or just want to compromise to get the heat off their backs. You folks, you freshman patriots, are holding the line despite all they can do. Take heart. You’re an inspiration to us out here.

As of last night, Boehner does not have the votes to pass his really bad bill. Just in case he does, Harry Reid has already pronounced it DOA in the Senate and should it survive by some incredible happenstance, the August hand of Obama the First would be there to strike it down with the scimitar of his peerless veto pen.

House conservatives are threatening to filibuster the bill if it should go forward… and we encourage them to do all that and more. Remember, when one of these RINO patsies rounds down on you, you have the complete support of the entire Patriot Movement… tens of millions of us. Estimates range as high as 60 million very angry and very motivated patriots out here, which is plenty enough to turn any election.

How soon we forget the total ass-kicking of last November. Aside from the overwhelming Republican victories in the House, some twenty three state legislatures went GOP. Stunning figures that were echoed in cities and counties throughout the states.

This bill, and the others just like it, are emblematic of what passes for reasoning, or lack of it, in the Republican establishment. If it was the military, heads would roll, careers finito. Hell, in the private sector, heads would roll. The bill solves nothing… it saves nothing… this is a leadership problem.

Don’t let up on these guys for a second. Don’t take your eyes off of them for a lot less than that.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Same Old Song, Different Dance.

Citing three respected Republican presidents, none of whom would have given Barack Hussein Obama the time of day, the Anointed One rushed once again to put his mug and carny pitch in front of the cameras for the umpteenth time.

It was fifteen minutes of soundbites of everything Obama has said in the last two and one half years. It was enough to gag a maggot… though if you’re into having other people’s money, I guess you were in Nirvana.

Obama shouldn’t be surprised if his little campaign speech doesn’t make anyone swoon with admiration at his eloquence. That’s what comes from having heard it all before… only this time we’re ready for him. All Obama could do was to excoriate the GOP for their intransigent stubbornness in not embracing his magnanimous offer to complete the devastation that he and his Marxists have so assiduously wrought.

Speaker of the House John Boehner’s reply had no soaring rhetoric, nor pleas for revenues derived from the coffers of the ‘rich’. It simply laid out the Republican position. Meanwhile, our glorious leader proclaimed loudly how the ‘rich’ had ‘stepped up before’. More of Obama’s tax the rich. You know… those millionaires and billionaires and their horrible loopholes.

You see, only a skilled guest lecturer-cum- community organizer, someone for whom someone else has always paid the freight, could fail to recognize that none of us has ever gotten a job from a poor man.

What this is, and why it is so important that Speaker Boehner and the rest of the Republican leadership do not waver, is that this is Obama’s own war with the middle class in America. The middle class is the only barrier between ObaMao and the complete communist takeover of this country. Don’t kid yourselves, Obama is running scared. If he gets any more rattled, he’ll have to wear Depends.

The truth here is that this Conservative agenda is Tea-Party driven. The Patriot Movement has grown exponentially since 2008, and we’ve gained in knowledge and sophistication. We’ve become a real force to be reckoned with. We’ve literally supplied the spine that the Republicans have shown thus.
The heat is unremitting and the Tea-Party Patriots are just warming up.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Political Circus Continues.

John McCain surfaced long enough to throw a few more harpoons at the Republican Conservatives with his endorsement of Mitch McConnell and the so-called ‘gang of six’. John has had experience with gangs, remember? It’s easy to see that McCain is as wrong-headed on this as he is on illegals.

His mantra in an interview he did on Sean Hannity’s radio program was “We don’t have the votes, we don’t have the votes”. Please, John… you’re really peeing on the parade. Be like the ‘Old Soldier’ and ‘just fade away’.

In fact, Republicans and a few Democrat allies in the Senate came within three Democrat votes of passing the bill. With the economy in shambles it should be possible to turn some of the Democrat Senators that are facing re-election… instead of having our efforts scattered all over hell n’ gone with self-seeking RINO politicians showboating with harebrained schemes, which only work to further the shadow of Marxist domination over this country.

All I know is that my state, my county, my city and my friends are hurting. I don’t know of one person or family who has not been impacted by the wildly irresponsible spending gorge that Obama’s government has orchestrated. People go around with worried expressions. They aren’t spending any more money than they absolutely have to. They plan their trips, even around town, to use the least amount of fuel possible.

People are hoarding food… this isn’t like the millennium. People see what’s going on or, more precisely, what isn’t going on in this country, and they are very worried and are being even more conservative about the way they lead their day to day lives.

The word out here is ‘no more taxesno debt increase‘.
For us, 2012 just can’t come fast enough.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

There Is No Easy Way Out.

And there hasn’t been for some time. Generations of politicians have kicked the budget and spending issues along their primrose paths seeking, as politicians will when not closely scrutinized, to enhance themselves and their hold on power by dispensing largess and favors at the expense of the American people.

Both parties are culpable here… no doubt about it. It’s also plain to anyone with other than a fundamental knowledge of history, that the Democrat Party has been infiltrated and fundamentally radicalized over the last 51 years, beginning in the 1960s.

The Weather Underground - a breakaway SDS group.

As a budding investigative reporter in college, I infiltrated some SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) meetings. It was pretty much pure Marx. Their political activism was along the lines of Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals, which is still the mother’s milk of DeMarxists today.

So we have the communists parading as social progressives, advancing more and more socialist aims, with a Republican Party and leadership only too happy to go along to get along with the Democrats and not be seen as the bad guys… A position they seemed to have a congenital affinity for letting the DeMarxist demagogues paint them into.

Now we’ve reached the moment of truth. The truth is that we are sick to death of government at all levels. The Marxist cabal, now calling itself our government, has for two years done every single thing in its considerable power to bring down the economy of the United States of America and its people.

The Marxist cabal is a failure, as all such Marxist schemes are, and the rats are starting to look over their shoulders looking for a place to bail when the crap hits the proverbial fan, which it will do before too long.

But in the meantime, there’s just this one nagging issue. Republicans… hear us well. You helped get us here. You’re only a little less culpable than the leftists. You begged us to help you get elected so you could lead the conservative charge to a smaller, fiscally responsible government with less business-killing regulation.

We won’t take a sellout… not now. The back-blast from a Republican sellout on this issue, by conservatives and patriots, will not be pretty… guaranteed.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Obama; At War With America.

What they haven’t told you… the switchboards in the Capitol were melted down yesterday, and again today, as America gave voice to long pent up anger.

Congressional staffers were pushed to the limit, trying to justify wildly unpopular stands taken by some members over the debt and cost cutting issues, as scheme after scheme by the Republican leadership and that little RINO herd are revealed to be completely empty promises of massive cuts ‘over the next ten years’.

We have plenty to deal with sorting out our own party and its leadership, but we cannot for a second take our eyes off of the goal of removing the worst president in US history, Barack Hussein Obama.

All else aside, Obama’s defeat is, and will remain, the primary goal of Conservative Patriots… but in the process we’re going RINO hunting.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Ugly Americans.

I’m not the only one that can’t seem to get over the really lame shenanigans that pass for decision and policy making in the nation’s capital.

I’m speaking, of course, of the Republican leadership and most particularly the Senate Republicans, who seem to me, at least, to be in full suck-up mode, tripping over each other in their efforts to lose whatever small strategic advantage we had regained since Boehner and company fell for Obama’s first budget and reduction gambits back in January and February.

That should have been a harbinger of things to come, because every single time we’ve had Obama on the mat they’ve let him back up and we lose a little more credibility. We elected warriors… we got wimps. These people are afraid of their own shadows. They are too timid to fight. They are too timid to stand up for this country, its Constitution, its principles and its people.

The sheer ineptitude of the Republican leadership is demonstrated by their seeming inability to weld a cohesive message and one clear concise policy on the debt and government binging.

This madness has to stop, and stop now. None of us sees a bit of humor out here. All I see is anger… a growing, seething anger, with more and more people speaking out and voicing their displeasure with the Republican establishment who has once again managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Obama was as good as hung out to dry, and you… yes, you, the Republican so-called leadership, handed him an out. The DeMarxists haven’t submitted one word, not so much as one word, about a budget… balanced or otherwise, in over two years.

In the space of one week we, instead of forcing Obama’s hand, send him not one but three proposals for him to pick apart and demagogue, while he still does nothing. Meanwhile, the anger in the country gets stronger every day.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Is It A Sell – Boehner – Out – McConnell – Sell – Cantor – Out – Coburn – Sell – Jordan – Out?

Once upon an election, we entrusted the Republican leadership with guiding our nation away from the yawning abyss that Barack Obama has built. I’ve been watching the incredible circus which has characterized the debt ceiling and ‘spending cut’ negotiations so far. It’s incredible to watch all of these RINO sellouts fall all over themselves to give ObaMao and his lackeys everything they want.

What is astonishing to me is that this is after all the smoke and mirrors are peeled away, and America gets to see just what an immense rip-off of our children’s futures is being crafted, as usual, mostly behind closed doors.

Equally astonishing is that these respective lawmakers are purposefully making themselves deaf to the absolute cacophony of very pointed protest coming from the now over 75 per cent of the American people who don’t want an increase in the debt ceiling.

It seems that the RINOs of the Republican leadership have all shown us their true colors, which from where I’m sitting seem to be various shades of yellow.

Mark Levin came out yesterday and said we should primary their asses. Whoops, that won’t fly on some of my affiliates so we’ll say something safely generic like ‘butts’.

If these scheming, treacherous snakes think they’re going to make lame agreements with not a prayer of them ever being honored, while the country is sold out again… being primaried will be the least of your worries. We’ll run conservatives against you and you will lose. We’ll turn the full power of the Tea Party Patriots to seeing that you’re run out of office.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sick And Tired.

We’ve been doing this column for two and a half years now. The driving force and the inspiration for is my editor, Dee. She’s the unsung hero behind the scenes that makes this whole thing work.

Like myself, she has a full time career, making this conservative outreach a labor of love. Dee’s a rare creature. She’s a rock-solid conservative in a country that has surrendered itself to the opiate of government cradle-to-grave entitlements, known as socialism. I’ve learned much from her about the nuts and bolts of everyday life under the ‘soft tyranny’ which is the British social welfare system.

She has related stories to me such as entire extended families, none of whom has ever held a paying job. The ‘dole’ has become trans-generational. You have more and more people in the UK living off of smaller and smaller productive segments of society. It brings to mind something that the ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher said, “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money”.

European style socialism is communism light. By its very nature it lacks the fierce entrepreneurial spirit that has imbued the people of America with the indomitable will to achieve, and instead drowns the people in a deluge of government regulation and ever increasing demands for more and more taxes, a crushing burden on citizens and the economy. Beginning to sound familiar?

The citizens of Europe have been beaten down by political and social class systems that our forbears left behind for the new world. That’s what socialism does… it destroys, it never builds, it takes and never gives. It destroys the heart and soul of nations.

Our mercifully brief encounter with socialism, a la Barack Hussein Obama and the DeMarxist clown college, has America up on its feet and raging. The message… and it’s resonating throughout this land… is that we will not tolerate ‘government as usual’. Politicians of all stripes have been using America and Americans as their own private fiefdoms for far too long.

Sick and tired of being sick and tired. It’s as good a way as any to describe the mood of the country going into the 2012 elections. If the ObaMarxists thought they got their clocks cleaned in 2010… well, as we used to say in the Corps… Stand By…

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Republicans’ D-Day… Live Free…

The time is here. This is the defining moment of this Congress and these leaders. Fully seventy percent of the American people do not want an increase in the debt limit.

MaoBama has all the little Marxists scattering throughout the beltway, desperately attempting to change the narrative. Increasingly exposed before America and the world as the feckless, incompetent idealogue he is, Barack Hussein Obama has painted himself and his Marxists into a corner.

The most recent Gallup and Rasmussen polls both show any generic Republican defeating Obama in the 2012 presidential race by five to eight points, and counting. Increasing numbers of disaffected voters identifying themselves as Democrats are leaving the fold, along with increasing numbers of other ‘safe’ ObaMao constituents such as the so-called ‘security moms’, who flocked to his Plastic Banana Good Time Rock an’ Roll image (thanks, Rush), so carefully crafted to deceive unwary Americans.

MaoBama is in deep water, and his Marxist followers know it. Every DeMarxist stunt in their really worn playbook has been pulled out with entirely predictable frequency every time the Anointed One has stubbed his toe. In fact, they’ve dragged these straw ponies out (smelling strongly of dead fish) so many times that virtually no one except the statists of the Lame Stream Media and the extreme leftist radicals even pay attention to it anymore.

The latest barrage of bull bleep comes from one of the true intellectual giants of the left, Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), as she once again tries to polish up the tarnish on the race card. She repeatedly whines “Why this president?” Why this president, Sheila? It’s because you and he, and people just like you, are the racists.

Barack Hussein Obama has purposely set American against American. This is the most divisive president in the 235 year history of our country. Little boy George ‘I stepped all in it’ Stephanopoulos made the Lame Stream shine with the statement that Obama has done ‘remarkably well’. Back to the drawing board, George. Try something with a little imagination next time.

Republicans have this one chance to prove to the American people that they are fit to lead this country away from the yawning abyss which is the national debt, and the even more imminent debt ceiling battle which is taking place as I write.

We cannot allow reckless, weak politicians to seek the ‘easier softer way’. We’ve been there and done that before, which is largely what led us to this pass to start with.

Here it is again. To the Republican leadership… This is either your finest hour or your greatest peril. Be warned, the American people will not support backroom political deal making… not this time… not again.
Hear that, Mitch?

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Republicans Have This One Last Chance.

It’s really too bad. All it would have taken was one Republican leader to step up and throw this whole mess back in Barack Hussein Obama’s face, where it belonged in the first place. Just one leader with some testosterone. Instead, we get the ‘lets make a deal’ crew all over again.

We know that Congress is being bombarded by deluges of angry patriots, voicing their displeasure with John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. Yesterday, the Annoyed One stormed out of a meeting with the Republican leadership, telling them ‘not to call his bluff’… which, of course, is exactly what they should do.

Good gravy, you’d think they’d have figured it out by now. It’s sort of like this. Where goeth the Tea Party Patriots, so goeth the nation. I don’t think that that’s much of an exaggeration either. They would never have attained the majority in the House without what we did to put them there.

Therein, as they say, lies the rub. No matter what sort of cockamamie sell-out scheme these two timid creatures come up with, there are at least one hundred Representatives who have stated unequivocally that they will not vote for any debt increase under any circumstances.

Would somebody please tell me why anyone would want to give the Marxists of Barack Obama’s regime one more dime to pee away, pumping up unions and union jobs, on more bureaucrats and regulation, and more poison and venom to be pumped into the economy?

To the Republican leadership… If you blink on this one you’re gone and so is your Party. You will be consumed in the fire of the Patriot Movement.
This is your defining moment… What’s it to be?

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

McConnell Sell Out.

Just had that feeling… I wrote about it yesterday… I’ve learned to trust my inner genie. The Senate Republicans have attempted to usurp the more than 70% of the American people and the Republican dominated House, whose stubborn refusal to cave to the pressure of the Republican establishment and do another sell-out compromise with the statists of the Obama regime has resulted in Mitch McConnell’s so called last ditch ‘backup plan’.

Its brilliance lies in its simplistic stupidity… Let Obama set his own debt ceiling. Absolute genius. That’s like giving a junkie the deed to an opium factory. Mitch’s RINO reasoning goeth thusly… If we let Obama raise his own debt limit, all the little people out there will see what a baad man Obama really is and will flock to the squishy Republican ‘moderation’ zone.

I like what Erick Erickson of Redstate called it… ‘the Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011′. That pretty well sums it up for me, too. I knew John Boehner was involved here as well, with his comment ‘We should have a backup plan’. Yeah, John… the backup plan is to say no!

In the meantime, while these two are bleating about ‘backup this and backup that’, ‘Barack the Destroyer’ is out there lying through his eyeteeth, doing his best to panic and stampede the nation’s seniors, saying that he didn’t know if there would be money in the coffers for Social Security and disability checks. That’s a lie in and of itself. Checks to Social Security and disability recipients are not, and never were, in danger. Neither are payments to the military.

Force this bunch of clowns back on the reservation and tell them this is it.
No deals on the debt limit!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Don’t Cave!

Well… the Republican leadership is. Leading, I mean. At least, at present. Boehner has stuck to our guns and told Obama to chew an old sock… No tax increases.

Okay, but don’t fault me for feeling a bit cautious and, truth be known, skeptical as well. I have seen the Republicans with strong hands, only to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory too many times to get giddy about this crew, in any case. John Boehner is not exactly the lion of the right, no matter how much we want him to be.

I think of Boehner and I think of back door deal-making… and the establishment ‘don’t rock the boat’ and ‘we know better than you do’ attitude that so many of us have come to detest. One of the reasons the Tea Party and Citizen Patriot movements came into being to start with.

I think perhaps Eric Cantor is a bit closer to the ‘rebellious’ freshman class. Those 71 principled patriots unexpectedly resisted the blandishments of the party hacks from both sides, and not a few threats from various sources, to become a force of their own in the 112th Congress.

But keep in mind, Eric is himself a product of the establishment, though his performance in these critical times thus far has been exemplary. I’ve heard him described as “A young man in a hurry”. Fine. As long as he tows the conservative banner with him.

Between the adamant refusal of the Conservatives to consider tax increases, ‘revenue enhancers’, or any of the other scams put forth by ObaMao’s Marxists, and the absolute blizzard, the continuing blizzard I may add, of calls, emails and visits to Republican members, even the somewhat timid, tentative Boehner seemed to stiffen up.
There’s just one thing that bothers me… there’s still plenty of time for him to roll over.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Timothy Geithner – The Elmer Fudd Of Economics.

Actually, there’s a strain of Chicken Little there too…’The sky is falling, the sky is falling’. It’s the left’s Rocky Horror Show, complete with a gallery of freaks that would make the Rocky cast jealous. It’s the full press of all the Marxists in the government to terrify the American people and stampede the Congressional Republicans into agreeing to raise the debt limit.

Timothy Geithner is a classic example of the incompatibility of the leftist ‘econo-ideologue’ and the American capitalist system. His public advocation of Keynesian economic principles has shown everyone with the wits to see that this man, former head of the New York Fed, little understands what actually drives the economic engine which is America.

The debt is impossibly high and the Fed has pumped billions upon billions of absolutely worthless dollars (meaning borrowed) into a small selected sector of the economy, meaning of course the banks, who instead of having to pay for their collusion in the sub-prime mortgage disasters, were rewarded by the government, who had mandated the sale of sub-prime instruments by the investment banks in the first place. Very few of these guys had their hands clean. Geithner was instrumental in seeing to it that these ‘friends of Obama’ were taken care of. It’s the largest political payoff and money laundering scheme in history.

The most pernicious sellout of the economy has been to the public service sector unions. Timothy was very much in the loop as billions of dollars were pumped into states and municipalities to prop up union jobs. Union leaders were more frequent (and welcome) than the Joint Chiefs to the ‘House That Obama Soiled’. It will be very interesting to see what questions a post El Obama regime Federal Grand Jury would have for Timmy and his cohorts.

The jobless numbers… in a word…. sucked. ObaMao is in deep trouble. El Presidente was confident that John Boehner could be cajoled and conned into the DeMarxists’ carefully laid trap of phased-in cuts, with several dollars to one spending-to-cut ratio over ten years. The problem is… every time in the past that we’ve fallen for that… well, just ask George Bush… he paid for that mistake with his presidency. The Leftists’ promises are, as always, worthless.

John Boehner has seen the light. He’s finally on the program… at least so far. Seems like John was given some spine by a very determined and unwavering freshman class which has wrapped itself in the mandate of the American Patriot Movement.

And then there’s the absolute tidal wave of everyday American patriots, who have been bombarding Congress and our Republican leadership with an unwavering message… Stand up or get out!
Keep it up, America. It’s working.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

David Plouffe And The Hallucinogenic Pipe Dream.

I’ve been wondering if that paragon of White House fable fabrication may be on lysergic acid… obviously slipped into his cornflakes by a stealth Tea Party type bent on destroying the Wrong House narrative.

The spin just won’t fly any more. We keep hearing the misadministration’s grandiose statements, just chock full of loaded and misleading terminology. No matter how many times they bleat their Marxist diatribe, no matter how often they disguise their true intent with the language of obfuscation… nothing but nothing will put lipstick on this pig.

Mr Plouffe has announced, “People will not be voting based on the unemployment figures in 2012″. Excuse me while I say, “What?” What universe spawned people like Plouffe and the legion of Obama apologists? Wait! That must be the answer. It’s an alien invasion (another one) and they’ve taken over the administration… lock, stock and vacation schedule.

Eight million jobs lost since the Anointed One assumed his throne. I heard an outrageous statement by some brain-damaged hack that new layoffs had virtually come to a halt. This dude hasn’t been out to California lately, has he? We’re still shedding jobs and businesses at a frightening rate. He threw that desperate thread out there as a ‘comforting indicator’ of the ‘recovery’. Excuse me? I should do an entire article on that alone… great title opportunity, too… “The Recovery That Barack Built”.

Somebody convinced that poor boob that the government’s carefully massaged math was something other than pure fantasy. I guess we can’t be too harsh on poor old David, either… he’s got plenty of company.

Here it is, David. This upcoming election will very much hinge on employment… or far more likely, the lack of. You and the other minions of the Darkside are about to meet the American people… and we’re really sick and tired. But, far more than that, we’re mad… we’re more than mad… the undercurrent in the country is rage.

We have an enraged and highly-motivated populace who intend to see the moral, social and economic destruction stopped… and stopped now.
No more compromise, no more deals.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It’s All Up To Us Now.

It’s a long way from 1776 and the momentous decision made by courageous and determined men to put aside the oppressive yoke of olde worlde monarchic dynasty and create a fledgling nation consecrated in free men’s blood.

The 56 signatories to the Declaration of Independence were fully well aware that their lives were definitely on the line. The British were not known for leniency, and a charge of high treason against the person of King George the Third was a quick trip to a hanging or worse. Five of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence were tortured to death by the British.

Both British regulars and colonial loyalist militias were accused of atrocities against the colonists, which only served to enrage the Americans even farther. The point is that every single person associated with the revolution was under the threat of death. This wasn’t some high flown political theory… this was right now in real time.

There was no one to help them… they were on their own. By a fortuitous accident of history, the French King saw an opportunity to stick his thumb in King George’s eye later in the war. The influx of men and material enabled the colonialists to ultimately triumph.

Today, we have much the same situation with Barack Hussein Obama and his gang of Marxists. This may be the new American revolution… we’re in a fight to the finish with an entire government and every single person who chooses to identify as a DeMarxist. We’re not simply setting out to win an election, though no one will deny that this is an election we cannot lose.

But it’s more than that. We have to deliver a crippling blow to this evil philosophy of mismanagement, corruption, greed and the erosion of the rule of law. We have to literally break the back of the Democrat Party as it is presently constituted.

We’ll never eliminate the liberal mindset entirely… there will always be those who feel as though someone or something owes them sustenance. But we can send them slinking into the background of history as a nightmare story to be used when children misbehave.
It’s all on us now.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Chris Wallace – Hero Or Heel?

That it was another brutal work week can be testified to by the absence of articles on my part. It’s a statement of the times were are living through that just having all of our crews working counts as a huge success. We’ve slashed our rates to the bone and are taking a much lower profit margin (whoops, there’s the left’s mantra… evil profit) just to get the work in to keep our people busy.

I know one contractor who told me that he had taken several jobs virtually at cost, just to keep his people employed. We consoled each other, noting that our respective doors remained open and that there are many companies who are no longer around at all.

This obviously has nothing at all to do with Chris Wallace and his unpardonable treatment of GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. I’ve never much cared for Chris Wallace for a number of reasons, some of which I’ll address in this article.

I have an abiding love for real, factual and substantiated news reporting by historically grounded, unbiased reporters and commentators. I used to think that Mr Wallace was at least somewhat fair and unbiased. That illusion was dispelled when, at the tail end of an exclusive interview with Michele Bachmann, he played one of journalism’s cheapest and most tawdry stunts… he posited the totally unwarranted and obnoxious question, “Are you a flake?”

Then, realizing his buffoon-like statement had badly miscarried, he sort of mumbled into his chin, “Well, that’s what they’re saying out there”. His speech and demeanor revealed that he knew he had stepped in it, and was frantically trying to scrape it off by doing the ‘beltway shuffle’. By this time he knew that he had teed off Michele, as her reply utterly demolished Wallace and made him look like the first-class chump he’s turned out to be.

Hey, Chris… you want to talk about qualifications? Let’s stack yours up against Bachmann’s. No contest. Chris, this lady has more going for her in her little finger than you will ever have. Your smarmy little first-year journalistic punk-stunt backfired, didn’t it Chrissy boy? Chris Wallace is a tool of the establishment GOP, though you won’t find anyone at Fox or around the establishment ‘Repubics’ (thanks, Mark Levin) who will say so.

What you did manage, Chris… and the polls confirm… was to solidify Conservative support for Michele Bachmann. The Conservative base and the Tea Party patriots are swinging more and more to her banner. And by the way, Chris, I like the way she left you to dangle while you scrambled to cheap out on an apology… first with that statement that cheaply reiterated the word ‘flake’ as part of the text. Nice try, Chris. Then he boobs it on over to Facebook and tries to get out of it by apologizing there.

That Michele Bachmann finally accepted Mr Wallace’s direct phone apology only after he had a twelve course crow dinner is a tribute to her class… and a remarkable insight into Chris Wallace’s classlessness.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

California Dreaming.

For those of you who are fortunate enough to live in a state wherein sanity yet abides, count your blessings. The downward spiral of California predates this and several other recessionary periods. It goes all the way back to our present Governor Moonbeam’s father, the late Governor Edmund G.’Pat’ Brown… liberal Democrat, of course.

The state’s sob sisters managed to virtually empty the state’s mental hospitals, utilizing Assembly Bill 691. This bill was signed into effect by Governor Brown, though Governor Ronald Reagan was to take the rap for it. The bill’s original purpose was, as all liberally conceived schemes are, written and signed with all of the greatest of good intentions.

Initially, AB 691 was to remove the some 13,500 patients suffering from ‘mental retardation’ and place them in group home settings. Unfortunately, some people who probably would have best functioned in an institutional setting were also released. As time went on, many other patients suffering from various mental disorders were released as well. It proved impossible to control these folks in the communities and many can be found in homeless encampments… or on the streets.

The liberal march to the sixties and the communist-inspired revolutions in our colleges turned the society on its ear, as Vietnam played out to its tragic conclusion, with cowardly US politicians literally snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

It was that dizzy psychedelic atmosphere that brought Jerry Brown to the people of California in 1975. He proceeded to cultivate the public employees’ unions to consolidate his power base, and one of the state’s great political sell-outs was begun. The story since then has been one of virtually complete DeMarxist control over the state. Republican Conservatives were isolated and powerless to stop the radical agenda.

Fast forward to 2010… The public service unions, including the CTA, see Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown as their best bet to continue the death-grip of unfunded liability and oppressive contracts. In spite of having everything his way, Governor Brown has had to admit he couldn’t turn one Republican to his tax increases. I’ve been as harsh about California’s lackluster Republican Party and our Republican State Representatives as anyone could be. After all, they had sold us out for petty political advantage time after time.

I really hope that this is a harbinger of the future. They stood up and stood on principle. That’s what we’re looking for.
Stand tall.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011