Tag Archive: Voters

The Need to Explain

Thomas Sowell On The GOP’s Communication Problem




” The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century– Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories– bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat.

One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called “the great communicator,” but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan’s vision were things he had thought about, written about and debated for years before he reached the White House.

Reagan was like a veteran quarterback who comes up to the line of scrimmage, takes a glance at how the other team is deployed against him, and knows automatically what he needs to do. There is not enough time to figure it out from scratch, while waiting for the ball to be snapped. You have to have figured out such things long before the game began, and now just need to execute.”

Ken Catalino




Fear For Our Future

Obama event goers on Benghazi: What?!?






  ” In 2008, President Barack Obama won the independent vote over John McCain by a margin of eight points, 52-44. This morning, a new Battleground Poll has Mitt Romney massacring Obama among indies by a whopping 16 points, 51-35.

That’s a 24-point swing among independents since 2008, a group that makes up anywhere from a quarter to a third of voters, and yet Battleground still has Obama in the lead 49-48…?

But if I’m skeptical of those bottom-line numbers, our journalist overlords who have chosen to palace guard instead of question will declare me a “truther.”

The Battleground Poll also shows an 13 point enthusiasm gap in Romney’s favor. Only 73% of Obama’s supporters are “extremely likely” to vote, compared to 86% of Romney’s supporters.”



“The country’s political class frets that Americans don’t understand how good this president has been.”

  “Something interesting happened to political journalism on the night of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech at the GOP National Convention. After months and even years of grumbling that, as Grist‘s David Roberts tidily put it this summer, “The left’s gone left but the right’s gone nuts,” mainstream journalists and self-described “fact-checkers” declared that Ryan had crossed over some brand new threshold for un-truthiness, and that they were no longer going to stand idly by and pretend that both major parties were equally prone to telling lies.”


  Barone on the “Dead” Tea Party

” But there’s a pattern here that the big liberal press has been reluctant to recognize: Candidates from the GOP establishment are
getting knocked off by challengers with less name recognition, far less money, and the support of the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party was supposed to be dead and gone, you know .”

  Sure , and we all know some folks , ostrich-like , that willfully remain ill-informed yet stubbornly insist on casting their ballot just the same .

” November will be here before we know it, and meanwhile folks are still yammering over phraseology. We’re just getting plain tongue- tied when we talk with our friends and family members who are avoiding being informed, but who are intending to vote anyway. So here’s a handy-dandy guide to print up and tape on the bathroom mirror for practice between flossing and brushing! “

  We here at YouViewed have always taken a dim view of executive orders , although we can see some argument for the need for the procedure on very rare occasions . That being said , we must acknowledge that we see no pressing need for over three quarters of a million ILLEGAL ALIENS to be granted amnesty by this backdoor legislation scant months before a presidential election . 

Have the Dems run out of cemeteries from which to harvest votes ? 

    Certainly the timing is more than suspect . There was a time in the not too distant past where the average citizen would never have harbored such cynical notions of their commander-in-chief . No longer … 

   We wish Congressman King Godspeed and good luck in his bid to match/one-up the Obama administration in this despicable game of executive legislating . It is time to out Alinsky the Alinskyites .

Breitbart Lives .

 ” Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King said Friday that he plans to sue the Obama administration to halt implementation of its newly announced selective illegal immigration law enforcement policy. He told Mike Huckabee on the former Arkansas governor’s radio program Friday that he successfully sued his own state’s governor — and won — over a similar separation-of-powers issue.

“I will tell you that — I’m not without experience on this — I’m prepared to bring a suit and seek a court order to stop implementation of this policy,” King said “

“You know that old Democrat saying“If you can’t win, cheat!” “

 Via Breitbart:


” Wisconsin blogger Ann Althouse received this, what she called “the most disgusting thing I have ever received in the mail”:

Dear Registered Voter:

Who votes is public record!

Why do so many people fail to vote? We’ve been talking about the problem for years and it only seems to get worse. This year, we’re taking a new approach. We’re sending this mailing to you and your neighbors to publicize who does and doesn’t vote.

We need to pull together. The chart shows the names of some of your neighbors, showing which voted in the past.

After the June 5th election, public records will  tell everyone who voted and who didn’t.

Do your civic duty — vote.”

What on earth can one even say about this ? 

Cause for Optimism ?

Are we witnessing the beginning of a ” preference cascade ‘ ?

  “It wasn’t just a bad week for Obama.  Romney has played his cards well, effectively presenting his economic message adding a significant narrative about educational reform.  As Napoleon is said to have advised, “Never interfere with an enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself.”  Following that advice can require real skill and discipline, especially when the mainstream media is nearly frantic to change the subject.  We all enjoyed the “blockbuster scoop” about Romney’s alleged misadventures in high school from half a century ago, didn’t we?

What I believe we are seeing here is the beginning of a “preference cascade,” a term made popular by Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit fame.  It’s a fascinating concept, applied originally to the process by which oppressive governments fall.”

“Are gun voters being taken for granted? Republicans control the House and self-styled pro-gun Democrats abound in the Senate. So why has neither chamber addressed any of the major gun rights issues awaiting resolution?

Numerous bills to restore and preserve Second Amendment rights to Americans have been filed, yet not one has been slated for a vote this year. John Velleco of Gun Owners of America (GOA) tells Townhall, “Every election year, the members of Congress come to pro-gun voters asking to be re-elected, yet we don’t have any pro-gun votes scheduled to come to the House and Senate floor.”

Among the bills ready for action is S. 2205, the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act, introduced last week by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). This bill would bar the Administration from signing onto the Arms Trade Treaty. Moran worries that this treaty allowing international bodies to regulate civilian firearms could wind up letting those institutions “restrict the lawful private ownership of firearms in our country.” The Senate should consider this important idea as part of its broader look at the risks the Treaty poses. ”

This article amply demonstrates the necessity of turning out the rinosaurs along with the progressives . The reign of the  establishment ” go along to get along ” attitude needs to be brought to a swift end .
   There is little demonstrable difference in the parties overall and the only thing that seems to inject some semblance of spine into the political class is fear of their loss of privilege .
   That fact brings about the obvious conclusion that step one towards responsible governance is the complete elimination of the political class . No career politicians equals less power which equals less favoritism which equals less corruption .
    One and Done .

Fritz Pfister at Townhall asks : Are People Really That Stupid?

  I would put forth the proposition that the past three years have demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that the American voters are as stupid as they come .

  Buying into the ” Hope and Change ” meme proves this isn’t the America I grew up in . Americans don’t ” Hope ” . They do . Relying on hope by it’s very nature implies a helplessness on the hopey’s part that to me is antithetical to the American can-do spirit .
   We don’t hope , we roll up our sleeves , we pitch in and we GET THINGS DONE .  We don’t wait for a Savior . My how far we’ve fallen . The Founders must be so proud .