As we come into the 2012 Cycle, it is time to think where to invest national funds. Here's a hint: New York State will not be yours anytime soon; here in California, we only have one county to flip and the hard work is being done by multiple ground troops.
History is always precedence and recent history even more so.
Two (1, 2) special elections in Upstate New York that should have gone to the Republicans did not. Upstate New York, along with Long Island, were supposed to be a bedrock of support for Republicans. If you go by the special elections and regular elections, not so.
Here in Los Angeles, where we are not expected to win because of Prop 14 and the Westside, two candidates have come through to fight (and fight hard).Lydia Gutirrerz put up a damn good fight for Community College Board and now, in CD CA-36, Craig Huey, Republican is there to fight.
RPLAC supported both. CAGOP supported both.
Where is the RNC?
To win California, you just need to win one county: Los Angeles.
The New York State GOP has no fighting spirit or any sense of opposing the current Democratic leadership. They couldn't even run a candidate against Senator Hillary Clinton. Twice. That's not the CAGOP or RPLAC's fault.
So, Chairman Pribius, I am writing book about why to invest in Los Angeles and California politics. Before it is written, I hope you come through and help raise $60 Million for the CAGOP (and $30 Million for RPLAC).
"By definition, it means that the parties themselves -– Israelis and Palestinians -– will negotiate a border that is different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967. (Applause.) That’s what mutually agreed-upon swaps means. It is a well-known formula to all who have worked on this issue for a generation. It allows the parties themselves to account for the changes that have taken place over the last 44 years. (Applause.) It allows the parties themselves to take account of those changes, including the new demographic realities on the ground, and the needs of both sides. The ultimate goal is two states for two people: Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people — (applause) — and the State of Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people — each state in joined self-determination, mutual recognition, and peace. (Applause.)"
The question for American Jews of voting age is:
Was President Obama telling the truth in his State Department speech or was he lying?
For someone touted as an intelligent speech maker, he needs a lot of help telling the public "What he really means," A LOT.
President Obama was sold as a post-racial candidate who would move America beyond the cries of Reverend Sharpton and Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.
But every time he was opposed; By the Hillary! supporters; By the Republicans in Congress and in media; By the Tea partiers and finally everyone else, the word came upon his partisans lips.
If you cry RAAAACIST, you are doing nothing to solve the problem(If you really hate people by skin color, gender, creed, or anything, get the hell out of here -- you are a racist, etc.). If you hate racism so damn much, change the person that is.
After the Big Blogger shutdown, my toolbar had an EPIC FAIL.
Notice, no links, or pics or video. No Bold, no italics, font changes or font size changes.
My toolbar does not work.
When my Toolbar is working fully, I will post about my upcoming speech this weekend.
To steal a quote from Alien3:
Morse: [to Ripley] What 85 is trying...
Aaron: [talking at the same time] Don't call me that!
Morse: ...to tell you is that we ain't got no entertainment center, no climate control, no video system, no surveillance, no freezers, no fucking ice cream, no rubbers, no women, no guns. All we got here is *shit*! Oh, what the hell are we even talkin' to her for? She's the one that brought the fucker. Why don't we just get her head and shove it through the FUCKING WALL!
Dillon: Morse. Why don't you shut the fuck up?
A hobbled Blog today, Google, Google, where art thou?
I saw them play two weeks ago at Bar Sinister and I know why I raved about the band originally. It's not just about the music (and for my politico readers, this is important), but putting on a hell of a show.
As we get closer to 2012, Romney (and maybe Huckabee) are front runners.
What Trump did by playing the "Birther," card was go on offense where Romney would never attack. Yes, it was offensive, but it was not being used to attack President Obama, it was a play to weaken Romney.
Now that my hair is back to normal, so is my writing schedule. The book project proposal is near finished and I am working on another writing project for the California Republican Party (I'm not telling what it is until it's finished or maybe not).
Tonight, I'm cooking my Mom one of her favorite dishes: Linguini with Red Clam Sauce. Mind you, I'm not a cook or a chef, but I will try to do good tonight. (It's Mother's Day -- Give your Mom the best; You know she deserves it!)
Now while I am cooking (I also learned how to cook the best damn Chili last week too -- after that, go to Hard Times Cafe in the DC Beltway), here is a tune to enjoy:
Any President can follow his predecessor (see Bay of Pigs for example), but what makes a Presidency is the definition of what the President stands for. And today, I still don't know what Obama believes. His actions belie his words.
II) Domestic Politics -- The Democrats -- This is not a "win," for the Democrats or President Obama, it is a victory for all Americans and all the Presidents who were involved in trying to get Osama Bin Ladin. Before 9/11/01, NO ONE had any understanding of what Al Queda was aiming for.
A lot of us who supported the last Administration will never forget the demonization and hand tying of the last Administration by the Left.
As long as Democrats and their partisans do not turn this into a "Wellstone Memorial," moment, America will be fine. If they go down that path, recent history should be revived. I will happily join in.
III) Domestic Politics -- The Republicans Election 2012 is not in the bag for the Democrats (as I detail here). The Democrats used the guidebook on the War on Terror written by a Republican Administration.
The major media is looking at Election 2012 as a replay of Election 2008 -- It isn't. It's a replay of Election 1992 (President Clinton announced his Presidential campaign on October 2, 1991) or Election 1980 (President Reagan announced November 13, 1979).
As I tweeted to a friend this week: One victory overseas does not an Election make (yes, I wrote as Yoda). Don't believe me? Tell me about about President Bush pere's second term. Or President Carter's.