Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bye Bye Nancy.

Oh man. This is absolutely fantastic. John Boehner just got finished speaking about their new MAJORITY in the House. The fact that Republicans gained seats an election where the previously popular Obama is president made me happy enough. The fact that they attained the majority in the House, gained handfuls of Republican governors AND kicked Nancy Pelosi out of her seat is enough to make me hug a Democrat.

THANK YOU DEMOCRATS. Thank you for pushing your radical agenda so far that the entire country got so mad it voted you out of the House. We still do not have the Senate, however there is no telling what happens in 2012. If Senate, and even House, Democrats do not cooperate with the issues that Americans are concerned about and blindly follow President Obama, it is safe to say that they should be worried about their butts in two years.

Both parties keep talking about how they need to advocate for "bipartisan" solutions to our problems. This kills me. This race is about as polarized as you can get. The Democrats had the power and pushed agendas that no one agreed with. Now the Republicans have taken back the House and continue to talk about how they need to stop the outrageous spending and repeal Obamacare. Both parties have been running their campaigns on the fact that they know what's best for the country and the "other guy" doesn't. Where is this magical land of bipartisanship? And more importantly, how on EARTH do we get there?

Last night they had Ferraro and Palin on Fox (being the only two women in history to run for vice president). The anchors began asking them about how they felt about how the large numbers of women in these races were being treated by the press and political pundits. Palin of course backed the candidates she endorsed and even the way she was treated during her own race. The whole time she was speaking, Ferraro kept interjecting with, "oh, yeah I went through that too." Finally, when Ferraro was supposed to speak about women candidates being treated poorly she started harping on how Hillary Clinton was treated in 2008. Not one word about any women in this race. Again this is what bugs me about feminists in America. They should only be treated well when they are for the Democratic party. If they are Republican women....well...they can fend for themselves.  Palin's face was priceless while Ferraro was speaking. Check it out.

Monday, October 25, 2010

8 days...this could be close.

The polls say that Republicans are ahead, but only by a hair. Aside from the fact that I am a Republican and want Republicans to become powerful in Washington again....I also don't want this insane hype to be anticlimactic.

I hope that the party to get their acts together....even if it means melding with the Tea Party that many Republicans claim to be separate from.

What I can't figure out is (after this election is over) ....who are they going to put Obama up against in 2012????

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Countdown 'til Election Day....13 days to go!

This may just be the political nut in me (or maybe even the conservative), but this election has been one of the most exciting that I can remember since...well 2004. Unknown candidates, nail-bittingly close races and mud slinging from the left and right has had political pundits behaving like a bitch in heat. Dems are running scared from any mention of Pelosi, while the GOP has seen a revolution of female candidates. Is it me or did the Democrats used to be the party of the powerful female?

Michelle Malkin was on with Sean Hannity earlier tonight talking about Maureen Dowd's article about GOP women calling them the new "Mean Girls." I just LOVE that liberal women who are in positions of power or who are outspoken about their beliefs are hailed as the new feminists; whereas the Sarah Palin's, Christine O'Donnell's and Kristi Noem's of the world are pie baking, back-country living, unsophisticated, right-wing nut jobs.

Now folks, don't get me wrong. I may get passionate and riled up about politics, but I am fully aware of they types of tactics used by both parties and do not get offended easily. I actually enjoy this type of middle-school worthy vitriol.  You know the GOP is doing well when liberal columnists have boiled the female candidates down to the "populars" we all encountered when we were young. Perhaps Ms. Dowd herself was bullied in school....

But I digress. The Tea Party movement is a hot topic even those most ignorant about politics. I, myself, support the Tea Party movement. This is not only because I agree with most of their core principles; I am also enlivened by their enthusiasm, and even anger. This group, although cut down by the left, is impossible to ignore. Whether or not they will remain a viable political group in the future, or fade away, they have changed the history of this time. Simply the fact that these people have gotten together to oppose, and successfully so, unpopular policies and politicians on such a large scale says so much about the political stamina of this country.

I'm a nerd. I admit it. I do love this country and believe me, I get made fun of for it often.

If you are reading this and get a chance (although if you are reading this, then there is a huge chance that you already have), watch the episode of the View where Bill O'Reilly manages to make two of its hosts walk off set. I swear, O'Reilly is the only man who can make two such outspoken hosts such as Whoopi and Joy walk off the set of their own show, and do it with such composure (or at least the appearance of). Fox is practically running the clip on a loop. I will say that the political correctness in this country is out of control, and to me, the firs person in a political discussion that loses their temper, loses all hope of making a valid point.

I did not intend for this to be so long, but as my first post I suppose you will have to forgive me.

Stay tuned.

Never done this before....

For anyone reading this (if anyone), I am not an experienced blogger and have never had a blog in my life. The reason I have started this particular blog (as you may have figured out from its title), is because I needed a place in my life to unload my political excitement and frustration in a manner that wouldn't drive my family and friends up the proverbial wall. With this blog I plan to discuss (and rant about) the topics in politics that are either currently relevant or just strike my fancy. As anyone who has ever known me would tell you, I fully welcome arguments from all ends of the political spectrum and walks of life. Arguing, in fact, is how I got interested in politics in the first place. For those of you somehow still reading this....Enjoy.