Monday, February 17, 2014


Op-ed:
Retaking the Senate...a must...NO ifs, ands, or buts  
By: Diane Sori  
 
OK folks...here's the bottom line before anything else...we MUST MUST MUST retake the Senate and increase our numbers in the House come November or it's over...and over for a very long time if NOT forever. And only by turning Congress RED can Barack HUSSEIN Obama be rendered politically impotent from doing any more harm to our country. 
 
We blew it in 2012...we cannot afford to blow it this time around. We blew what should have been an easy win and we blew it because of our own people. We blew it because of those 'supposedly' on our side who did NOT vote at all because their candidate of choice was NOT the nominee. We blew it because of those voters who put social issues before the very survival of our country. We blew it because many voted 3rd party simply because they felt the chosen nominee was NOT conservative enough for them. We blew it because of 'certain' religious leaders who told their flocks NOT to vote for the Republican nominee because he was NOT of their chosen faith. We blew it by listening and buying into the media's defamation and dishonoring of a good man. We blew it by NOT putting a stop to the rampant voter fraud that we all knew was surely to come BEFORE it even happened. And we blew it because...geesh...the list goes on and on, and that is the saddest thing of all.

And out of those who caused us to blow it in 2012...and who might just cause us to blow it in 2014...I have a particular bone to pick with certain groups of people within our ranks...the social issue voters ...the 3rd party voters...the non-voters...and the what I call the 'it's my way to God or NO way to God' voters. First, the social issue voters. When are these people going to wake up and realize that the social issues can only be dealt with AFTER our side is in control...as in holding the majority in both Houses of Congress. We must realize and accept as fact that social change will NOT come while the Democrats are in control of the Senate because the votes for the social issues are just NOT there... period. So put the social issues on the back burner for now...they can and will be dealt with when Republicans...YES Republicans...are in control of both Houses of Congress.

Second, the 3rd party voters. Now listen up you guys...NO...I repeat NO 3rd party candidate will ever win the White House or be in control of Congress...nor will the writing in of Mickey Mouse or Jesus afford that wanted result either...as the numbers are NOT and will NEVER be there. A two-party system works...and works well...when the premise of the 'good guys' vs the 'bad guys' comes into play. In fact, a 3rd party vote...or a write-in vote...is actually a vote for the 'other side' as even one less vote for the 'good guys' by default is one more vote for the 'bad guys'... period. So suck it up if your candidate of choice is NOT the nominee whether for president or for Congress...hold your nose and pull the lever for whomever has the 'R' next to their name for if the Senate and House are under the control of the Republicans... true Conservative Republicans...or better yet TEApublicans...even a more moderate Republican president can be kept in check...yet another reason we must turn Congress RED.

Third, in relation to the 2012 election and hopefully something that will NOT become an issue in the 2014 mid-term election, is the fact that it's time for those religious leaders who seem to think that they and only they know what's best for our country to go back to ministering to their flocks on all things religious and stay out of politics. Politics and religion do NOT meld well when one particular religion's beliefs totally discount the beliefs of others...even others who believe in the one true living God just as they do, but who happen NOT to follow their particular tenets of religious dogma. And politics and religion do NOT meld well when these same religious leaders advice their blind followers...those who do NOT exercise the free will God gave all men...to stay home and NOT vote at all because they do NOT like the religion of a certain candidate.

And lastly, when all is stripped away what matters as much in 2014 as it did in 2012...maybe even more so...is the fact that numbers win or lose an election whether for Congressional seats or for the presidency, and in 2012, about 93 million eligible voters did NOT exercise their right to vote... including 3 million registered Republicans who were unhappy with Mitt Romney being a Mormon. And if 2012's voter turnout is an indication of the still on-going apathy in our country today, it won't be long before less than half of all eligible voters actually cast the ballots that determine the future of our nation.

And for those apathetic millions who did NOT like either party's presidential candidate in 2012, it simply NEVER occurred to them that they could easily have skipped the 'top line' of the ballot and just voted for the Senate and House nominees. And if they had done so chances are we would now have a Republican Senate and a stronger hold on the House...translating into Obama would NOT have been able to do the amount of damage he now has been allowed to do. So I hope all of you who stayed home are happy with your decision...actually your betrayal of our beloved America...because the rest of us sure the hell are NOT.

And while all the above contributed to our losses in 2012, it must be understood that staying home is simply NOT an option come this November for its numbers that we need...big numbers. I cannot stress enough the importance of getting out the vote...and that means a grassroots effort from us all, including having the 'prayer warriors' say their prayers and then get off their knees and join in getting out the vote. And all efforts must be primarily focused on the Senate and House races putting the local races if NOT aside at least giving them a bit less importance than the Congressional races during this election cycle. And the reason why is the simple indisputable fact that we either retake the Senate and increase our numbers in the House or Barack HUSSEIN Obama's 'pen and phone' issuing of Executive Orders will be a walk in the park compared to what damage this man can do if he holds the strings to both Houses of Congress in his hand...and it will be our fault and ours alone if this happens...period.

16 comments:

  1. The public has turned into a bunch of dumbed down sheep! First of all, the grand jury does NOT need to have PERMISSION form a judge or a DA to investigate a potential criminal act. The grand jury can initiate ANY investigation even if the DA or a Judge protest! Otherwise, how in hell would you ever get and indictment on a tyrant in government? You as a citizen have the RESPONSIBILITY to report potential crimes committed by government in your community to the GRAND JURY. Quit falling for the "Internal Investigation" BS. That is to make you think that there is something being done! You MUST TAKE IT TO THE GRAND JURY. (REPEAT! YOU must take it to the grand jury) One person got Clinton and Nixon before the grand jury. Not a judge! Not the "supreme court" Not the congress, even though after an indictment of a government tyrant in high office the congress may impeach. Educate up instead of "STOMPING YOUR FEET" and learn about the 5th amendment which was written by Madison to protect us from tyrants in government! So if your are satisfied that the police are internally "investigating" themselves" or the Department of Justice Holder doing it after he has been charged with gun running (fast and furious) then why don't we have criminals "investigate" their own crimes ? Too much stupidity going on here and the public has fallen for it! You see, there is a difference between what government calls "common sense" and what is LOGIC!

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    1. Congress could have done something long ago if they weren't so damn afraid of the race card being used against them.

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    2. I completely agree, but the PC R's want to be re-elected. If there was a limit of one term they might develop a spine and actually do something good for America.

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  2. Excellent Op-Ed however I do agree with Anonymous. We must educate up and get people to the polls with like-minded views or we are at risk of losing our great country. This is going to be a daunting task and we are probably one generation out from losing this Country for good. That is going to take a concerted effort on the young minds that have been brainwashed for the last fifteen (15) years by agenda driven Union Member educators. That group will probably be most difficult to convince because they've been spoon-fed the Liberal & Socialist agenda's for so long that they know no other.

    Take the "Going Green" campaign for example. A liberal "cause" no-doubt. Innocent enough, right? How many of us know first hand or have seen children come home and try to tell their parents that they must start washing in cold-water, switch light bulbs, or expounding on "Global Warming" and how man is contributing to the carbon footprint. Our educators will indoctrinate these young minds with the political views that reflect the best interest of the Educator's union's power and voice for the their own self-serving benefit. Educating up from the ground floor is most important.

    I do agree that not every candidate will meet each and every individual need or desire of each one of us, so to vote for the candidate with the values closest to our own is a must, and more than likely they are the Republican/Conservative types in my case. I had NO problem with Romney, his religious values OR his financial successes. In fact, I admired him however the Liberals knew exactly how to enrage a number of financial-levels of their party to got out and vote and to keep those Republican/Conservative voters home. That was our own party's ignorance.

    Keeping the House and taking the Senate is in no-doubt our most important objective. It's going to be tough challenging social-issues, single-issue voters, and the different factions of voters out there and simultaneously selling true Republican values again in order to win but it must be done.

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  3. I can agree with most of what you said Dianne. We do have to get more conservatives out to vote this cycle as the country is in turmoil. I am cautiously optimistic given the right candidates this will happen. I agree social issues such as faith, abortion, etc. needs to be secondary unless they declare themselves a Muslim. Just because one has an "R" behind their name does not make them conservative as Bohener, McConnell, McCain and others have demonstrated. These guys talk a good game but in the end supports Obama's agenda. These guys are just as dangerous as voting more progressives in power. I hope to get more like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and the likes elected this cycle.

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    1. Unfortunately the 'R' must be voted for NO matter what for the reasons I stated.

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  4. If we honestly (and the intelligent people know this) believe that the budget, employment, taxes, foreign affairs, our right to bear arms and terrorism are very important issues, we must have the majority in House and the Senate.

    Other issues that have come to light under the present administration in our government have given insight as to what some of the people consider important. Americans seem to be divided at this point. There are two different points of view in this country. We must bridge that gap.

    I strongly believe that the 'Gay Marriage', 'Abortion' situations and 'Religious' tones should stand in back of the more important issues at hand.

    We need a united front. We must all vote. We need every 'R' voter out there. If we blow it it this time, there will not be a next time.

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  5. Agree w/Barton. The RNC/GOP has betrayed Conservatives too long. The two party system is history, the system has become one party. Until the GOP/RNC gets back to their Conservative beliefs I do not see any support for their RINO candidates. True Conservative choices are Cruz, Lee, Paul, Gowdy, Carson.

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    1. Cruz and Lee YES...Rand Paul NO way...look at his voting record and Dr. Carson does NOT support the 2nd Amendment so NO to him too. I'd love to see a West/Cruz or Cruz/West ticket in 2016.

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    2. Wow Diane IGNORANT Sori, a West/Cruz or Cruz/West ticket? You really think that us "makers", you know the liberal northeasterners and Californians that, in reality, pay for all of your hick states, will let something that nutty happen? I don't think so!

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    3. MS Sori, West voted for NDAA w/o investigating the Indefinite Detention clause included, it eviscerates the Bill of Rights . That does not make for a good leader. Rand has never been my first choice, I definitely like Cruz, and Gowdy is a bear and I think he would be a great choice for Prez or VP. If West cannot read the legislation before he votes on it, there is a problem. I am a Tea Party Patriot and a Libertarian with some reservations, an Independent. I will no longer vote for the lesser of two evils, my vote is too important to me.

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  6. The losses in the House and the Senate and even the presidency are directly attributable to the Tea Party its' self. The majority of Americans are middle of the road moderates, yet the TPers keep pushing the GOP further toward the lunatic fringe. TP candidates could win in the primaries but were soundly rejected by the general public and thus lost easy seats in the Senate. Romney could have won but was pushed by the conservative base to espouse extreme positions he didn't believe in and the public saw his flip flop phoniness. The GOP needs to reform in order to win future national elections but the extremist won't allow it. The Tea Party will destroy the Republican party but will have nothing to show for it. Ted Cruz, the egotistical buffoon, has twice now done great damage to the GOP, yet he is greatly disliked by the general public. The Tea Partisans wants to inspire revolution but instead inspires revulsion!

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    1. "Anonymous", what's up with that? The losses the GOP has suffered is a direct result of 8 years of George Bush and the Republicans acting like Democrats, spending $ like drunken sailors on their last pass. Totally disagree with your opinion. I don't believe the majority is middle of the road moderate or Romney would be president. If you cannot see that Romney is more of the same and you represent the ideologue of the GOP then I believe the GOP is dead and well it should. IMHO

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    2. You 'Anonymous' are soooo wrong about the TEA Party. I'm a TEApublican and the TEA Party is what will save the Republican party and bring it back to its conservative roots. And I was volunteer n ROMNEY's campaign...good man and f he did nOT lose because of voter fraud and the religious fringe who stayed home he would be POTUS and our country would NOT be in the situation it is in today. And GWB was a good man too...blaming Bush for Obama's policy failures is stuff of the left and the left alone.

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