Just as a preface to the petition that this post is about, three days ago, I wrote this piece about the beginning of the petition movement on WhiteHouse.gov for states to peacefully secede from the union: (more…)
Ya know Frank, I’ve been an Air Force pilot for about eight years, and it’s a job I love, and I have been overseas a number of times, and the thing I’ve learned in all of that is, we have an amazing country worth defending. Now, we have a lot of brave men and women defending her on the outside, and now we need some brave men and women defending her on the inside.
We are Americans first.
Frank Luntz interviewing a very interesting focus group of newly elected congressmen and women (most of which have never been politicians) that you probably haven’t heard of unless you voted for them. Their thoughts and phrases are profound, and I’m posting this video for y’all to see their faces and their names. We must keep them accountable. One more thing; not one single hand was raised when asked if they were republicans first and conservatives second.
Republican Charles Djou emerged victorious tonight in the special election to fill Hawaii’s vacancy in Congress, giving Hawaii it’s first GOP member of Congress in 20 years.
Djou won the special mail-in election with 39.5 percent of the vote in the first printout, released at 6 p.m.
The first printout represented nearly all of the 170,312 returned by voters in the district, which stretches from Waikiki and downtown to Mililani.
Democrat Colleen Hanabusa was second at 30.8 percent, with Democrat Ed Case third at 27.6 percent.
“This is a momentous day,” Djou told a jubilant crowd at state party headquarters. “We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the ex-governors. We have sent a message to the national Democrats! We have sent a message to the machine.
“We have told them that we will not stand idly by as our great nation is overburdened by too much taxes, too much debt and too much wasteful spending.”
Djou is Hawaii’s first GOP member of Congress since Pat Saiki, who represented the party from 1987 to 1991.
Better not tell the unwashed masses they just had another great victory. If and when some type of video surfaces, (remember ‘the Scott heard round the world’), I’ll post it.
PRINCETON, NJ — The increased conservatism that Gallup first identified among Americans last June persisted throughout the year, so that the final year-end political ideology figures confirm Gallup’s initial reporting: conservatives (40%) outnumbered both moderates (36%) and liberals (21%) across the nation in 2009.
Since 1992, there have been only two other years — 2003 and 2004 — in which the average percentage of conservatives nationwide outnumbered moderates, and in both cases, it was by two percentage points (in contrast to the current four points).
“The proportion of independents calling themselves “moderate” held relatively steady in the mid-40s over the last decade, while the proportion of Republican and Democratic moderates dwindled.”
The rather abrupt three-point increase between 2008 and 2009 in the percentage of Americans calling themselves conservative is largely owing to an increase — from 30% to 35% — in the percentage of political independents adopting the label. Over the same period, there was only a slight increase in professed conservatism among Republicans (from 70% to 71%) and no change among Democrats (at 21%).