Friday, February 16, 2007

Surrender Monkees with R's Next to Their Names

We will see quite a few Republicans waving the white flag today. They will stand in unison with the likes of Murtha, Pelosi, Reid, Kennedy in hoping for our defeat in Iraq. We expect this from the defeatist Democrats, but from Republicans? Inexcusable! Hugh Hewitt sums it up pretty well. These turncoats should be called to task. Sign up at Victory Caucus and let the White Flag Republicans know where you stand.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The War in Iraq

Since this is likely to be the single issue that all candidates will face and need to address as we move towards the primaries, why don't we go there...

Political parties aside, the truth of the matter is that, for what ever reasons, right or wrong, we are in Iraq and we are in this war. Everyone needs to stop fixating on the reasons why we are there and concentrate on finishing the job with decisiveness, commitment and strength. We must show the world that America stands behind all of its nations decisions irregardless of the clarity of hindsight.

This country must stand united behind the dedicated and selfless troops we all placed in harms way. Our military and civilian contractors deserve and frankly should demand our unwavering support. These fine young men and women are doing the job we sent them to do with honor and integrity. Each and every politician in Washington could learn a great deal form these troops.

In infuriates me to hear Senator Clinton professing to the global media that "there are no do-overs in life" and " had I (Clinton) known now what I know now, I never would have given the President the authority to go to war." Give me a break!!! What kind of message does that type of rhetoric send to our citizens, allies, enemies and worst of all, those very troops we sent to Iraq (Senator Clinton included)?

Political analysts have picked up on a very important element of Senator Clinton's personality when they say, "she (Clinton) is a cautious triangulator". It is extremely transparent that she does indeed position herself very carefully for personal political benefit. For those of you exercising your constitutional right to freedom of choice, do not let this be lost on you.

It is a fact that no one would argue that the war in Iraq is tragic and perhaps misguided and mismanaged at times but it is war; wars are never a good thing. Sure, some make a case that war is good for economies and perhaps patriotism but the harsh reality is that people die and casualties, troops as well as civilian, are sad and often times unnecessary.

Again, we are in this war. We need to finish what we started. I support the escalated exit strategy which positions the Iraqi's in charge of their Country. They need to take the lead and responsibility for governing and policing their land and their people. Quite frankly, they need to do it and do it now, then we need to leave. This should not be confused with quitting - we are Americans, we do not QUIT!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Keep an eye on Hillary

Now that Hillary Clinton has thrown her hat in the Presidential ring, keep an eye on her. She is a formidable competitor with unparalleled resiliency and the financial resources to lobby a "real" run at the white house. Hillary overcame a great deal of adversity to gain the Senate seat she now holds; remember White Water? Of course we all remember the public embarrassment and humiliation she suffered during the Lewinsky soap opera. The point is that Senator Clinton is not to be taken lightly. I have heard it all, "oh, the Country is not ready for a woman president", "she (Clinton) does not stand a chance, no one likes her". Well, she is the Senator of New York, she is very wealthy and now that she has announced that she is running, she will fight and has a very good chance at her parties nomination.

Now more than ever, Republicans must band together and put forward a strong candidate. As a party, we must become united behind that candidate. A divided party will not stand and there will be no contest for the job of President and Commander in Chief in 2008.

As Gary would say, "Stay Right".

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

State of the Union

President Bush delivered his State of the Union address last night to a Democratic Chamber. One of the most notable changes was the introduction of "Madame" Speaker. I spent a great deal of time trying to watch everything but President Bush as he spoke. Watching Madame Speaker it was easy to see that a "show" was being put on for the cameras. What appeared to be a cordial and pleasant exchange between the President and the Speaker will no doubt change to disdain and loathing today. Comments from Harry Reed and the Speaker have already signalled what we the people can expect from the Democratic Party. Reed stated that, "the President is ignoring the will of the people".

President Bush was eloquent and articulate through out the 49 minute address. His message was clear and his purpose was strong. No matter what your feeling is regarding the war, he communicated his vision and rationale in a fashion that was compelling and made you think. His thoughts on health care and the economy were on point as well as his strategies for decreasing this countries dependence on foreign oil.

The vignettes at the end of his address were fantastic and left me feeling very proud to be an American. This is a great country and we need to be sure that our leadership is equally as great.

I have placed a link to in this BLOG. I would urge you to take a look at it. It is filed with very interesting information, perspectives and other web links.

Stay strong Republicans!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Republicans Right On

The Genesis of this BLOG was to create an open forum for the exchange of ideas, thoughts, frustrations and concerns as we move towards the presidential elections in 2008. This is not a place to "bash" the Democrats nor is it a site to profess the absolute superiority of the Republican party.

The simple concept of Knowledge is Power should be the guiding force here. It is absolutely essential that the Republican Party stay united and support the best candidate we can put forward. Once this candidate is identified ALL registered Republican voters need to be sure that they, and everyone they know, gets out to vote. Remember how close the election was last time?

Please post your thoughts here and share this site with everyone you know. Include the link to anyone you know that might have an opinion to post or a response to a prior post. If we can build the number of hits on this site it will only serve to keep people informed and thinking.

Republicans Right On!