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Chick-Fil-A Should Make Us All Proud

Okay, I feel like an idiot.

I realize that comment leaves me open to all sorts of snappy come-backs, but it is true, nonetheless.  See, I didn’t go to Chick-Fil-A yesterday.  I was planning to go, and then I forgot!

Please don’t hate me.

The closest Chick-Fil-A to my house is a good 30 minutes away, but it does happen to be close to the campus where I am attending college this year.  So, since I had orientation on August 1st, and that coincided with our day of support for Chick-Fil-A’s right to do business, I thought it was providence!  The only problem is that I got so wrapped up in orientation and all of the crap that comes with it, that it was only when I was pulling back into my driveway at the end of the day that I remembered where I had planned to eat.

Suddenly, I lamented my having eaten lunch in the cafeteria (and let me tell you, there was no small amount of remorse for having made that decision even before I remembered about Chick-Fil-A Day).

But you guys didn’t need me, did you..?

Normally I would chuckle at the notion of my being proud of a fast food chain.  I mean, why would I be proud?  I don’t design their food, or even serve it.  There are so few of them in my city that I rarely even get to eat there.  And I certainly wasn’t the one who stood up in support of traditional marriage at the risk of my right to operate my business.

But I am proud, even so.

I’m proud to be associated with the great many of you who stood up for Christians under attack by “tolerant” politicians seeking to deny them the right to operate.  The massive lines at Chick-Fil-A yesterday buoyed my spirit.  A clear message was sent yesterday, and I’m betting that more than a few Democrat operatives and strategists had trouble sleeping last night.  I never thought that I would see people getting heartburn from fast food without even eating it!

The liberals have good cause to be scared.  Their world is slowly crumbling around them.  They truly do not understand what happened yesterday, but they know it doesn’t look like a good thing for them.    If only they could fully grasp…

I believe that the turnout yesterday is going to look like a drop in the bucket when conservatives and libertarians show up at the polls in November, and you best believe that I won’t be too wrapped up in my own world to forget this time.

That has me proud… and them terrified!

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An earlier article I wrote about Chick-Fil-A is here, if you would like to read it.

I would like to send a heartfelt thanks to all of the people who have taken the time to read my posts here.  This blog remains small compared to some others, but, in less than two weeks, it has grown exponentially because of you.  I greatly appreciate that.

A Plea To Minorities Everywhere

Yes, I am white…  and if skin color is the first thing that you see in everyone, you can stop reading now, because you wouldn’t understand what I am about to say, anyway.

Or, if you can get past that, please give a moment to think about this:

Which party continually seeks to define people by the color of their skin?

The late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Was that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision?

Or, did King dream that people would be defined by the content of their character?

There is a party out there seeking to keep minorities separate from the great melting pot that is the United States of America, and it isn’t the Republicans.  If one thinks about it, it has always been the Democrats that want people to make a little check mark in the category of “race”.  There is a damned good reason for that.  It makes it easier for them to put everyone in a neat little box, and play them all against each other.

There are many conservative minorities, and their numbers are growing.  They aren’t the ones to be compared to Uncle Tom, living in the “master’s house”.  Far from it.  A far closer analogy to them would be the free men, escaped from the shackles of the plantation.

Dr. Thomas Sowell

Brilliant men like King and Thomas Sowell, and members of a newer generation like Alfonzo Rachel..?  Those guys aren’t the kind to be told what to think.  They’re LEADERS… and there are many more like them.

These leaders inspire awe in every conservative from every background, because we have never cared about their skin color, and we never will.  We care only about the strength in their hearts; something they’ve never failed to show in abundance.  The points they make are timeless, and undeniable.

How many years…  decades… have predominately minority neighborhoods been run solely by Democrats, and how well is that really working out?  Shouldn’t that alone be proof enough that they don’t care about anything but the minority vote?

AlfonZo Rachel

They only show up at election time.

Everyone knows that the Democrats created the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize minority communities.  But then, aren’t the Democrats telling us all that there was a major party shift and that all of the racists ran to the Republican Party?  Did Byrd change parties?  Did Al Gore, Sr. become a Republican?

No.

The truth is that the racists were marginalized out of any real power, and those that did retain power were mostly Democrats who held onto it by appearing to be contrite and apologizing for their sins.  I’m not proud that Thurmond became a Republican, but that is truly the exception that proves the rule.  The KKK hated Republicans even more than they hated black people.  The Republicans were built specifically to fight the racist machine.  What’s the likelihood of all of those racists getting mad at the Democrats and then running out to vote for the people they hated most?

Zero.

But those old guys are gone.

Still, there really was a major political shift that happened back then.  It was the ONE thing that changed within the Democrat Party over the last one-hundred years:

Back then the Democrats exploited racial tensions by stoking white fear of minorities.  Now they exploit those same tensions by stoking minority fear of whites.

But either way, the Democrats have ALWAYS sought to exploit racial tension for their own political gain.  It is the hallmark of their entire history, and that is why Republicans have always opposed them.

Join us.  Or at least come see for yourself.  We aren’t your true enemies…

And we never were.

Tax Cut War Goes Beyond Obama’s Rhetoric

Friends, I am very tired.

Tired in the sense that I am sick of liberal crap enough to want to strangle every single last one of them.

President Bush signed tax cuts in 2001 and 2003

What set me over the edge (this time)?  Believe it or not, it is the subject of the “Bush Tax Cuts”.  I weary of this battle, which is perhaps exactly the way liberals want us all to feel.  But I am not weary in the sense that they had probably hoped.

Every year or two, we are drawn back into the same old debate that should have been settled nearly a decade ago.  It isn’t the debate itself that irritates me so much as the reason for having it.  I also grate at the so-called mainstream media, who portray the issue as “tax cuts for the rich” every year, instead of what it truly is; liberal Democrats pushing for tax hikes on a full-time basis.  What further annoys me is the new liberal strategy of declaring that we should all join together to pass the parts upon which we agree, and fight over our differences later.  Like every liberal position and talking point, it sounds great on a superficial level, but in translation it amounts to “give us everything we want and we’ll just sit back and ignore you later”.

The problem is this:  Every since the original legislation was passed, Democrats who vote for–or refrain from blocking a vote on–the bill will do so only on the condition that it never becomes permanent.  Their reason for doing this is far more maddening.  It isn’t because they truly believe that the legislation is bad, or they would never have voted for it in the first place.  The real reason is that liberals and their media lap-dogs believe that they have discovered a shiny, brand new way to deceive the American public.

Throughout their entire history, the Democrats have had the desire to raise taxes and expand government.  Thus, the term “tax and spend” has haunted them, especially during election years.  Unfortunately, early in George W. Bush’s first term, the Democrats found a way to remove that stigma from themselves, and the Republicans unwittingly abetted them.

Conservatives can make the argument every time that we are not actually debating tax cuts, and the failure to extend the Bush legislation would actually amount to a massive tax increase.  However, I fear that this argument is largely lost on the American public, who are more likely to see the battle every year as one being fought over tax cuts, like the media constantly tells them.

Now every year, instead of Democrats being correctly pilloried for their constant desire to increase taxes, they are free to portray themselves as champions of the poor and the middle class, while demonizing conservatives as being beholden to those evil rich.  It a cynical ploy on the instinctive human nature, to which all of us are susceptible, for people to envy those more successful than themselves;  Class warfare.

So, what do we do about it?

There are only three paths:

1.  Make the original legislation permanent

2.  Allow the tax cuts to expire completely

3.  Give the Democrats what they claim to want

The second one is off the table entirely.  It would be a public relations disaster for Republicans, but it would also be a disaster for the American public, which is far more important.  Still, the political implications are sad, because if it had been left to Democrats, none of these cuts would ever have existed, and it is only because of the Democrats that the legislation is at risk of expiring.  But the Republicans would be the ones blamed if such a thing were actually to come to pass.

The third option is off the table largely for the same reasons as the second.  While the Republicans are far less likely to face negative political consequences in this scenario, the damage to the American economy would still be devastating.  Even the most squishy Republicans would not allow this to happen, and, oddly enough, they would likely be joined by at least a few Democrats to prevent it, despite the rhetoric coming from the DNC and President Obama.

That leaves only the first option, but how do we make it happen?

I could do with seeing less of this guy.

Well, that’s the real trick, isn’t it?  Obviously, it could never happen with Obama in the White House, and so he must go.  It also could never happen with Harry Reid leading the Senate, and so conservatives must turn out in record numbers this year to take the Senate back from the Democrats.  Large as they may seem, these are not the biggest obstacles to the goal of making permanent the Bush legislation.

Even if we take back the Senate, we will almost certainly not be able to obtain a 60-vote majority.  Unfortunately, the Democrats that would be likely to join us in avoiding a massive tax hike on those evil rich people who run small businesses across the country would be just as likely to balk at the notion of making things permanent.  They’re not likely to easily let go of their pretty new political toy.  They would try to block any effort to take their toy away from them, even to the point of filibuster.

In order to get this done, we must make the notion of temporary extensions politically toxic in such a way as to prevent liberals from blocking a vote to make this legislation permanent.  That isn’t going to be easy, but I believe that it can be done.

We all know President Obama is only bringing up the matter of taxes to avoid having to address his horrible performance on the economy.  It’s just his latest in a long line of distractions.  The issue isn’t really on the table until after the elections, anyway–during the lame-duck session.

But the time to start our drum beat is still NOW.  We need to use the opening he provided us to hammer the point home, over and over, that the uncertainty caused by the constant debate over this legislation is having an extremely negative effect on our economy.  This has the virtue of being true.  I believe it will resonate, and should be repeated as often as possible.

Assuming we do take back the White House and the Senate, we must aggressively take this battle to the Democrats during the lame-duck session of Congress.  We must demand that these cuts finally be made permanent, and refuse to budge.  If the Democrats still won’t give in, then we should threaten to let the entire legislation expire, and inform the American public that we will reinstate it once our newly elected representatives are seated.  That would still be time enough to prevent a tax hike from effecting the American people in April.

My friends, it is time to reverse the roles here.  It is time for us to put the Democrats in the position that they should rightfully hold; that of being in favor of raising taxes on everyone.  We must put them on the defensive.

Do Republicans have the strength of will to act this aggressively?

I honestly do not know.

But they are our only chance to take this fight to the Democrat’s doorstep.

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