Sounds Good…

half a banana for The-Guy-who-lost-to-the-guy-who-lost-to-Teh-iW∅ne

[on Nov 6:] We will not just select the President who will guide us; we will also choose between two distinct paths and destinies for our nation.

So many of the big issues in this campaign turn on our understanding of the Constitution and how it was meant to guide the life of our nation.

The belief that we are all created equal, that we are endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights – these are not relics from another time, they reflect truths that are valid in every era.

The framework of law created by the Declaration and the Constitution is the source of our greatness.

It has generated unparalleled opportunity and prosperity.

Our Founders understood this, which is why they created a system of government that is limited.

This President is moving us away from our Founders’ vision.

Today, I want to talk about this administration’s assault on our freedoms – our economic freedom, our religious freedom, and our personal freedom.

And I want to share my plans to return America to the first principles of our founding.

The American economy is fueled by freedom. Free people and their free enterprises are what drive our economic vitality.

By their very nature, taxes reduce our freedom. …Today, our freedom is never safe – because unelected, unaccountable regulators are always on the prowl. …

Under President Obama, bureaucrats are insinuating themselves into every corner of our economy, undermining economic freedom. …

This administration thinks our economy is struggling because the stimulus was too small. The truth is we’re struggling because our government is too big. …

Instead of expanding the government, I will shrink it.

Instead of raising taxes, I will cut them.

Instead of adding regulations, I will scale them back.

The answer for a weak economy is not more government. It is more freedom!

The right to bear arms is so plainly stated, so unambiguous, that liberals have a hard time challenging it directly. Instead, they’ve been employing every imaginable ploy to restrict it. …

We need a President who will enforce current laws, not create new ones that only serve to burden lawful gun owners.

We need a President who will dismantle current, stupid laws that only serve to burden lawful gun owners.

In a second term, he would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election. As he told the Russian president last month when he thought no one else was listening, after his re-election he’ll have a lot more, quote, “flexibility” to do what he wants. I’m not exactly sure what he meant by that, but looking at his first three years, I have a very good idea. …

As President, I will uphold the rule of law – and put America back on the path toward the Founders’ vision. I don’t want to transform America; I want to return America to the principles that made this nation great.

Our Founders began this great American Experiment. They created a nation conceived in liberty and they entrusted us with the duty to preserve it and defend it.

…Americans want a leader who will tell them the truth, who will live with integrity, and who will preserve this great nation – and protect our Constitution.

We have a sacred duty to restore the promise of America. And we will do it. We will do it because we believe in America.

Sounds good. We’ll see if he can keep it up…


  1. geezerette
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 6:44 am |

    If he gets elected and he can’t keep his promise he has the Congress/Senate to blame and maybe even Bush—you know those 8 years b/4 the 4 years that caused the debt he’ll now have to deal with.

  2. Freddie Sykes
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 7:09 am |

    As SondraK’s dog said “As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They’re not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time. “

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 8:16 am |

    little voice whispering:
    “Take the Senate – don’t overlook the Senate.”

  4. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 8:25 am |

    America`s government has strayed very far from the Founder`s intentions and goals. We the People have failed to pay attention to about 100 years of erosion.

    My gut tells me we will not repair the damages in a mere 4 years. Or even 8 years. We will need 2 good presidents, each serving 2 terms totalling 16 years in order to “see” measureable improvements. AND, that necessarily requires that We the People continue to pay attention! “Paying attention” will only get harder! Why? Because today`s school children are NOT getting a good, sound education and in 16 years they will be a large portion of the voters!

    Gullible, they might elect and return to Congress the mirror-images of OBoBo, Biden, Clinton, Reid et al RATz & RHINOs and styme or reverse the necessary repairs and changes We the People are striving for….

    Pile on top of all this the reality that the World is not a “Slide show”, where we can stop and start events. Rather, in my opinion, our world is a video on “Fast Forward” toward wars and conflicts that may rival the 20th century!

    In summary, what we face in the coming years may be more difficult than anything our forefathers encountered. The Greatest Generation are almost all dead. What will historians write of us?

  5. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 8:46 am |

    Good post, Clair.
    This kind of thing needs positive reinforcement.
    I would’ve used a dog biscuit rather than a banana, though.
    Maybe a fish.
    Goood boyyy. *pat*pat*pat*

  6. geezerette
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 8:56 am |

    That instinctive gut feeling for freedom is disappearing with the new generations. It can’t be taught it has to be lived. So yes Col. and ya’ll who have the gut feeling because you lived it– it’s an awful thing to have to watch.

  7. Claire: pink pig barbarian, etc
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 9:18 am |

    Well, Doug; the trouble started when I realized I couldn’t give him a ceegar….

  8. lost cause
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 9:38 am |

    Bain Capitol took Big, Bloated, Inefficient companies and chopped and diced them into salable, profitable units. Exactly what needs to be done to the Federal Government.
    Removing Obama Must be #1 priority!

  9. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 10:14 am |


    Still. Killz. me!

  10. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm |

    Claire (7)
    Yeah …
    Well, what if you gave ‘im a bottle of … oh, wait.
    Maybe a turn on the ballroom fl… hmm, no.
    A juice box?

    I want my Don Draper clones to drink, smoke, and play grabass.
    (What? No, we already have the lying, false-identity, and son-of-a-slut thing covered.)

  11. mech
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm |

    Thanks, Claire, for posting those glimmers of what looks sort of like hope encouragement.

    I wonder who wrote those words.

    Was Mittens wearing a shock collar?