I am in the midst of a debate with some of my TEA party friends over how they will conduct themselves in November elections if they don't get the candidate they wanted in the primary. Some are suggesting that unless the a nominee passes their litmus test for purity, they will sit out the election. I say, consider this.
We don't know who will win the GOP nod next year. But let's assume it is one of today's field who isn't just their cup of tea. Who will be running against the GOP nominee? Barack Obama, right? Maybe this gem, from Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin, will wake you up. In it you will see very clearly what we are really up against. Obama is out to destroy the America you and I know and love.
There are still a lot of people who believe that the notion of self reliance and limited government is a feature of America instead of a glitch, and they long to see a return to those founding principles. These are folks who understand that America didn’t declare independence because the King failed to provide the colonists with a health care plan (Georgecare), free lunches and a retirement fund. This is an optimistic breed who can see the inherent good in their fellow Americans and realize that a tempered centralized bureaucracy doesn’t automatically translate to individual misery and hardship in a land where faith and charity are the rule, not the exception. They also believe that “federally mandated compassion” has to a great degree turned out to be a cruel and expensive oxymoron.
President Obama was not talking to those people yesterday.
At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance in America.
“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.
“If you get sick, you’re on your own. If you can’t afford college, you’re on your own. If you don’t like that some corporation is polluting your air or the air that your child breathes, then you’re on your own,” he said. “That’s not the America I believe in. It’s not the America you believe in.” (emphais and italics added)
It wasn't all that long ago that Rudy Giuliani was a rock star among prosecutors. Long before he became mayor of New York City, long before 9-11, he was a very popular man because he dared to take on "the mob", dared to take on government corruption and dared to take on Wall Street. How soon they forget.
Fast forward to 9-11. After that terrible event, Rudy became known as "America's Mayor". His hands on type leadership during that crisis has served as an example of what heartfelt public service should look like.
Jump forward a bit more. In 2007 he enjoyed widespread media attention as John McCain's candidacy slipped and Rudy was being talked about as the probable republican nominee. He ultimately withdrew from consideration, but his popularity among republicans remains high.
This brings us to yesterday. Rudy came to Louisville to stump for Todd P'Pool's race to wrest the Attorney General's office away from the grip of Frankfort cronyism, to install a tough prosecutor in an office which over the last four years has been as impotent as an octogenarian on Viagra withdraw.
Word was spread far and wide that Rudy would be in town. WAVE3 news was there, I saw a number of other cameras in place and watched as Ryan Alessi of CN2's Pure Politics interviewed America's Mayor and Tood P'Pool. But check this morning's headlines. Look particularly at the Louisville paper where Rudy was their town's guest. What do you see? Nothing, What do you hear? Crickets.
Yesterday Todd P'Pool carried with him a stack of papers which make the case for a criminal coverup on the part of his opponent. Those papers demonstrate clearly, P'Pool said repeatedly, that Matt Conway, Jack's brother, committed perjury regarding a drug investigation in which he was the target.
We all know that Attorney General Conway intervened in that investigation which has gone nowhere. Do you get the whiff of poltiical corruption? Do you get the sense that Kentucky's main stream media is complicit in keeping the public in the dark about this kind of bad behavior?
When one of America's toughest prosecutors, known for bringing down the mafia, rooting out government corruption and sending Wall Street financiers to prison for stealing the wealth of ordinary citizens, comes to Kentucky to alert the voters here of how crucial it is that Jack Conway be removed from office, wouldn't you think the papers would run a story about that?
So far they haven't. But thanks to the organizers of that event, I was there to hear the sirens wail. We have a crisis in Frankfort that will not go away if the foxes remain in control of the hen house.
Despite what the media would have you believe, I heard the numbers yesterday. The Attorney General's race will be a photo finish, and if the media in Kentucky has anything to say about it, they sure don't want to see their protectors in Frankfort lose those races.
Did you know Rudy ran a Ky coal company? That news brought laughs to the audience but he did! As a receiver in bankruptcy he saved Ky. Coal jobs.
He says that Jack Conway and President Obama favor an energy policy which hurts Ky. Coal.
Ryan Alessi asked why P'Pool was making coal such a big deal considering Eastern Ky's serious drug trafficking problems.
Comparing his record on drug prosecutions to that of Jack Conway P'Pool pointed out a very strong distinction: "I've was out prosecuting drug dealers while Jack Conway was trying to leave his job as Attorney General, attending cocktail parties with Nancy Pelosi"
Radio interviews are next then the fund raising dinner.
Slamming Jack Conway for his support of Obamacare, America's mayor told a large crowd of Todd P'Pool supporters that this race has national implications. "I'm here because Todd P'Pool will on day one join the Attorney's General other states in the lawsuit to stop this terrible drain on our economy".
He also hit Conway hard on the issue of public corruption. "I prosecuted corruption, and Kentucky needs a tough prosecutor like Todd P'Pool for that reason."
P'Pool raised a stack of pages and told the audience that they didn't have to take his word for it, he held the evidence in his hand that Jack Conway had a "clandestine" meeting with police to help his brother who was under a drug investigation.
"I'm going to prosecute government corruption because I love Kentucky" P'Pool said.
A fund raising event is scheduled for a little later today. Right now Rudy and Todd are giving interviews to the press.
Before traveling to talk to an enthusiastic crowd of Todd P'Pool supporters, America's Mayor sat down with WAVE 3 news to talk about how important a tough prosecutor will be for the future of Kentucky.
Still at the airport waiting for America's Mayor to arrive, word is that a large crowd has gathered at the Crown Plaza hotel waiting to see him tell Kentucky why we need a tough prosecutor to clean up corruption in the Commonwealth. His example from New York should make the point very well.
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