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Friday, February 29, 2008

Former Secretary of State, James A. Baker, 111, endorses John McCain.

For many of you who may not know, James A. Baker is one of the most respected Conservatives in the nation.

See the growing list of John McCain's endorsements here.


Is John McCain a "natural born" citizen eligible to become United States' President?

That is the INTRIGUING question that no one yet knows the answer to yet and inquiring minds are wanting to know.

Why, you ask?

John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, where his father was stationed in the military!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

John McCain receives endorsement of Televangelist John Hagee.

Read the endorsement here.

While this is a significant endorsement for John McCain, I wonder how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) feels about the Pastor of a church endorsing in a political arena. Just my thoughts.

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Staunch Conservative pioneer, William F. Buckley, Jr., has died at age 82.

William F Buckley, Jr., picture on the right, has passed away at the age of 82. You can also read about him in Wiki.

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Are You A Republican?

Are You A Republican?

My fellow immigrants, my fellow Americans, how do you know if you are a Republican? Well, I will tell you how:

If you believe that government should be accountable to the people, not the people to the government, then you are a Republican.

If you believe that a person should be treated as an individual, not as a member of an interest group, then you are a Republican.

If you believe that your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does, then you are a Republican.

If you believe that our educational system should be held accountable for the progress of our children, then you are a Republican.

If you believe -- If you believe that this country, not the United Nations, is best hope for democracy, then you are a Republican.

California Governor Arnold Shwarzenegge


Monday, February 25, 2008

CRUEL irony: Could John McCain be "done in" by campaign finance.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has filed a complaint today with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) concerning Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) campaign financing problem.

The problem? Read the DNC's summary.

We have to wait and see how this "shakes out". If true, it could financially "handicap" John McCain, thereby crippling his campaign as he will find it EXTREMELY most difficult to outperform Barack Obama's "surging" campaign.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

T-R-O-U-B-L-E for John McCain: L-O-B-B-Y-I-S-T-S.

Read about it here.

Here's what now President Bush attacked him with in 2000:


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Conservatives' Conservative, U. S. Senator Tom Coburn: Iraq war "probably a mistake".

Read about it here.

That is NOT comforting news for ANY pro war Conservative to hear!

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Rothenberg Political Report: Clear advantage for incumbent, Senator Mitch McConnell.

Read the report and Stick with Mitch.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

New York Times smears John McCain with STALE story of marital infidelity.

Read the STALE story. John McCain denies it.

The questions for me are: (1) why is the Times resurrecting this story now, and (2) where's the "smoking gun"?


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

John McCain wins in Wisconsin and claims mantle of Republican nominee.

And he is right. Delegate shows him at 908 delegates to Huckabee's 245. He needs 1191, or 283, while Huckabee needs almost a thousand.

But like I have been saying, in the very likely scenario of a John McCain versus Barack Obama race, whether McCain succeeds depends on who he chooses for his Veep candidate. In that and other regard, this and this cannot help but spell BAD news for McCain at this point.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

As expected John McCain gets George Bush, Sr.'s nod -- a no brainer.

The endorsement is a no brainer, and probably doesn't make a difference at this point.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

John McCain =YES; Hillary "OINK, OINK" Clinton = NO!

It's the "PORK", stupid!


Charles Barkely slams FALSE Conservatives/Republicans.

Here we go -- again.

Read about it here.

It seems to me that we went through this once before. Let me think -- it had something to do with reading lips.


Friday, February 15, 2008

Former President George H. W. Bush will endorse John McCain on Monday.

You can read about it here. Sounds like the deal is done. Someone needs to let Mike Huckabee know it's all over.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

John McCain "clenches" Republican Party nomination, as Mitt Romney endorses him and pledges his 280 delegates.

As at the last count, John McCain had a total of 839 delegates. Add to that number the 280 delegates from Mitt Romney, and you have a total of 1119 (he needed 352)! So now John McCain really needs 72, assuming Republican Party rules allow Mitt Romney to pledge his delegates as Romney proposes.

Makes one wonder why Mike Huckabee is "fooling" himself, pretending that he matters at this point..

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SURVEYUSA poll comes calling for Senator Mitch McConnell -- with good news.

Read the poll results and follow the graph (click on it to enlarge it) below:

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The Courier-Journal's Bob Hill "calls out" Kentucky on Abraham Lincoln. I say: Good for him!

Read the "calling out".

Here are excerpts:

Somewhere in Kentucky's mad bicentennial birthday rush toward further deification of Abraham Lincoln, it must be said his native state gave him just 0.9 percent of the vote in the pivotal 1860 presidential election that saved our nation and changed the world — as in 1,364 votes in a total of 146,216 cast.

You can — and should — look it up.

Lincoln was our greatest president. Yet the great fuss in celebration of his 200th birthday seems too much an exercise in public relations, bragging rights and tourist promotion — without enough honest history.

Three states now rightly claim Lincoln: Kentucky, where he lived his first seven years; Indiana, where he grew up, taught himself to read and write, and lived until he was 21; and Illinois, where he became a lawyer, got into politics — and returned in a flag-draped coffin as a martyred president.

Kentucky, of course, remained personally important to Lincoln — his wife, Mary Todd, was from here; John Todd Stuart, a Centre College graduate, got him started in law in Illinois; Louisville's Speed family welcomed him as a guest.

But that didn't mean Kentuckians ever wanted him to be president.

Let's begin this way-too-brief history in 1860 with Lincoln being chosen as the compromise Republican candidate for president. The party was only 6 years old, and formed in opposition to the immense political power of slave owners in the South.

Lincoln was then considered a "moderate" on slavery, and being from the "west" — Illinois — he appealed to that constituency. His first vice president — and you could win a bar bet on this one with 90 percent of our current populace — was Sen. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine.

Hamlin was chosen to balance the ticket. He didn't want the job, didn't even know he was a vice presidential candidate until some friends burst into a hotel card game to tell him he'd been selected. He was ignored by Lincoln in his first term, and dumped for the hopeless Andrew Johnson in his second.

Lincoln did not campaign prior to the 1860 election. His opponents in a nation horribly divided over slavery, state's rights and economic issues were John Bell, the Constitutional Union party pick from Tennessee; Stephen A. Douglas, the "Northern Democratic" pick from Illinois; and John C. Breckinridge, the "Southern Democratic" choice from Kentucky.

The Democrats were so divided — some things never change — they eventually required three conventions at two locations, one north and one south, to pick Douglas and Breckinridge.

Breckinridge, another Centre College graduate, would go on to become a Confederate general of Kentucky's famous "Orphan Brigade" of southern supporters, and U.S. vice president from 1856 to 1860.

So Kentucky could claim two of the four horses in the 1860 presidential race. The voter turnout nationwide was 81.2 percent. In Kentucky, Bell, a prosperous slave owner who was opposed to southern secession, got 66,058 votes. Breckinridge got 54,143 votes. Douglas received 26,651. Lincoln crept home with 1,364.

Lincoln carried both Indiana and Illinois in 1860, but received only 39.8 percent of the total national vote. It did give him 180 electoral votes — with 152 required to win.

In the 1864 election, Lincoln ran against Gen. George McClellan, whom he'd once appointed head of the Union Army. Lincoln, joining with the "War Democrats" in a "National Union Party," lost only three states — New Jersey, Delaware and, yes, Kentucky, where at least he received 30 percent of the vote.

The nation got his second inaugural address — with malice toward none and charity for all.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

U. S. Senate Ethics Panel publicly admonishes Senator Larry Craig for his "toilet wide stance".

You can read the contents of the letter of admonition signed by all the panel members.

Social Conservative? I do NOT think so!


In Kentucky, a SENSIBLE point of view.

Don't you think?

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Jihn McCain urges party unity.

Here is the message:

My Friends,

I am writing to you because today, we must begin to unite as party and prepare for the upcoming election in November. If I am so fortunate as to be the Republican nominee for president, I will stand on my conservative convictions and offer Americans a clearly conservative approach to governing. But my friends, I cannot succeed in this endeavor without the support of dedicated conservatives like you. And today, I write to ask for your support.

Will you join my campaign today by making a generous contribution? We will have a hard-fought battle against either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, and I know that by joining together, our party will prevail on Election Day.

In just a few short days, Senators Clinton and Obama have raised nearly $10 million online for their respective campaigns. I know that I must take the time now to replenish my campaign's funds to prepare for what will undoubtedly be the most expensive campaign for president in our history. That is why I ask you to make an urgent contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 or more today.

This election is going to be about big things, not small things. And I intend to fight as hard as I can to ensure that our shared conservative principles prevail.

Senators Clinton and Obama want to increase the size of the federal government, raise your taxes, and withdraw our forces from Iraq based on an arbitrary timetable designed for political expediency. I intend to reduce the size of the federal government, cut your taxes and win this war. I have had the distinct honor of serving our great country for many decades and with your support, I will be able to serve her for a little while longer.

I am proud to have come to public office as a foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution. My friends, twenty-five years later, I am still proud to be a conservative and it is my greatest hope that you will join me in this campaign today. Thank you.


John McCain

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Sobering message from John McCain that Mike Huckabee needs to read.

Here it is:

To: Team McCain
Re: Wrapping Up the Nomination

Last night, after our strong victories in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC, I put together an analysis of the state of the race for the Republican nomination. Including the delegates won last night, John McCain is now close to securing the number of delegates needed to be the presumptive Republican nominee. In addition, it is now mathematically impossible for Mike Huckabee to win enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination; there simply aren’t enough delegates left at stake for him to win. Take a look at the following chart:
Results based on AP reporting

(First line) Current Delegate Count

(Second line) Remaining Delegates Needed for Nomination

(Third line) Available Delegates

(Fourth line) % Needed to Win

McCain Delegate Count





Huckabee Delegate Count




Despite the mathematical certainty, the field is not clear on our side and we must continue to wage an aggressive fight in the upcoming states, including Wisconsin, Washington, Ohio, Texas, Vermont and Rhode Island. The sooner we wrap up this nomination fight, the sooner we can unify our party and begin to face the challenge of defeating the democrats in the fall. But we need your help to wage aggressive campaigns in these next primary states - will you make a contribution of $100, $200, $500 or whatever you can afford to help us wrap up the Republican nomination and head in the fight against the Obama and Clinton money machines?

Until John McCain secures 1,191 delegates, we must campaign aggressively for the Republican nomination, and that requires additional resources in some of the most populous states in the country. We cannot turn our attention to the Democrats and their enormous war chests until this nomination is secure, and we cannot accomplish that goal without your additional help.

Thank you for being part of Team McCain, for being with the campaign through thick and thin. We’ve won some exciting contests over the last two months, but the challenge is not over – we must continue to spread John McCain’s conservative message of lowering taxes, strengthening our economy, winning the war in Iraq, and fighting radical Islamic extremists. There is a lot of work ahead, but as John McCain has noted, there has never been an election where the choices between the two parties will be so stark. Please help us right now with your most generous contribution.

Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Federal Election Law requires us to report the name, address, occupation, and employer for contributions aggregating in excess of $200 in an election cycle. The maximum an individual may contribute is $2,300 for the primary election and an additional $2,300 for the general election. Couples may contribute $4,600 for the primary and general elections, respectively. Federal PACs may contribute $5,000 for each election. Contributions from corporations, labor unions, federal government contractors, national banks, and foreign nationals without permanent residency status are prohibited.


George Will, a pretty reliable REAL Conservative, pens a great op-ed.

Here it is. Enjoy:

Hillary, Huckabee make us recoil

By George F. Will
The Washington Post

WASHINGTON -- With metronomic regularity -- the rhythm may arise from some strangely shared metabolic urge, which may explain the mystery of their marriage -- the Clintons say things that remind voters of the aesthetic reason for recoiling from them. Aesthetic considerations even cause many Republicans -- a coarse commercial breed, they are notoriously insensitive to higher things, but they are not immune to the repulsive -- to hope, against three decades of evidence, that Democrats can be sufficiently sensible to nominate Barack Obama, even though Hillary Clinton would be more vulnerable to John McCain.

Last week, in his ten-thumbed attempt to prevent his wife's Louisiana loss, Bill Clinton said that Obama has made "an explicit argument that the '90s weren't much better than this decade." The phrase "explicit argument" was an exquisitely Clintonian touch, signaling to seasoned decoders of Clintonisms that, no matter how diligent the search, no such thought could be found, even implicitly, in anything Obama has ever said. In his preternatural neediness, Clinton, an overflowing caldron of narcissism and solipsism, is still smarting from Obama's banal observation, four weeks ago, that Ronald Reagan was a more transformative president than Clinton.

Then in Virginia last Sunday, his wife, true to the family tradition of "two for the price of one," contributed her own howler to the growing archive of Clintoniana. She said she is constantly being urged to unleash her inner Pericles: "People say to me all the time, 'You're so specific. Why don't you just come and, you know, really just give us one of those great rhetorical flourishes and then, you know, get everybody all whooped up?' "

It must be wearisome. But surely people are "all the time" pestering her about being so substantive. It is a stronger word; she should tweak her fable in future tellings.

Strangeness is a bipartisan commodity at this point in the political season. Both parties' contests are being colored by idiosyncrasies.

Democrats, who consider equality the value before which the virtuous genuflect, worry that their nomination might be settled by "superdelegates," who are more equal than others. These are august people (officeholders, party officials, former luminaries) who, although no one voted to give them the job, get to vote at the nominating convention because liberals believe that if they fine-tune the world's rules with this or that wrinkle, everything will come out just right.

Many Republicans think that, come what may, things will come out the way Providence intends. Daniel Webster said "miracles do not cluster," but Webster did not anticipate Mike Huckabee, whose campaign manager is, evidently, God. Two months ago, Huckabee said he rose in Iowa because of divine intervention (the power that propelled him there was not "human" but the one that fed the multitudes with two fish and five loaves).

Last Saturday, as he was winning the caucuses in Kansas, where many Republicans think Darwin should go back to Missouri where he came from, Huckabee said that the arithmetic is daunting (he must win almost all the remaining delegates to stop McCain), but he shall persevere:

"I know people say that the math doesn't work out. Folks, I didn't major in math. I majored in miracles, and I still believe in those, too."

Although some of his supporters defend him against the accusation of sincerity, it is not unfair to assume that Huckabee, who has made his piety integral to his politics, means what he says. There is appealing clarity, but also a whiff of lunacy or charlatanry, in the theory that the Author of the Universe is writing his campaign story. "The world," wrote the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, "is charged with the grandeur of God." The world, perhaps, but the Republican delegate scramble?

Maybe Huckabee hopes that his credentials as a potential running mate for McCain will be strengthened if he achieves a (strictly speaking) providential victory in the Texas primary. McCain might, however, prefer a vice president who is less directly guided by Providence. And McCain will not long be amused by Huckabee continuing to offer himself as a vessel into which conservatives pour their disapproval of the inevitable.

McCain wants conservatives to take "yes" for an answer -- yes, yes, yes, make the President's tax cuts permanent, secure the borders, find more judges like John Roberts and Sam Alito (judges who would nibble to nothingness McCain's signature achievement, the McCain-Feingold campaign regulations). McCain wants them to take "yes" for an answer quickly, so he can get back to courting independent voters who might decide who becomes president.

Unless God decides. Or "everybody all whooped up" does.

George F. Will is a syndicated columnist with The Washington Post. His e-mail address is

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John McCain continues his march to the Republican presidential nomination.

Senator John McCain continued his winning ways yesterday by winning all three states in contest. He won the primaries in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia (Washington, D. C.). Meanwhile, his challenger, Gov. Mike Huckabee, vows to continue fighting -- a losing battle, if you ask me.

Join John, if you will.

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An election warning to FALSE Conservatives.

Last November's state elections pitted a sitting Republican Governor, Ernie Fletcher, against a Liberal challenger, Steve Beshear. While the election was a referendum on Fletcher and his merit system fiasco, it was also about his credentials as a REAL Conservative. Remember, Fletcher's comment, which angered many in his party, that he had employed over 61% Democrats in his administration, and also his penchant for handing out millions of dollars that many people said was a ploy to salvage his doomed re-election.

These actions, including others, were enough to expose Fletcher as not a REAL Conservative. In fact, I heard Conservatives proclaim as much, and conclude that the election was between two REAL Liberals, hence giving them NO REAL choice. If you do NOT believe me, ask around, and also look at the election statistics released yesterday.

According to Trey Grayson, "Statewide turnout was 37.8% for the general election, marking the lowest turnout in modern history for a Kentucky gubernatorial election cycle."

Continuing, Trey said that "Turnout in the 2003 general election, the most recent comparable election, was 40.2%. Turnout for the 2004 and 2006 general elections were 64.7% and 49.5%, respectively."

And the counties with the highest and lowest turnouts? Franklin County had the highest turnout percentage with 59.7% of registered voters turning out to vote. Martin County had the lowest turnout percentage with 19.3%. (I guess you know who Franklin County wanted to run out of town!)

Statewide, Democrats beat out Republicans -- 40.8%, 36.2% -- and voters listed as “other” turned out at 21.6%.

So much for some people who attributed Fletcher's loss to a HUGE Democratic turnout, and a small Republican turn out!! The voting statistics prove them WRONG. That is because Democrats surpassed Republicans in voting by 4%, yet the Democrat won by nearly 20%.

Got that?

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy birthday to the original Conservative, Abraham "Honest Abe" Lincoln.



A new blog is born for those of us tired of listening to False Conservatives.

Welcome, and to those who will love to contribute to this site -- REAL Conservatives ONLY need apply -- we salute you.

Though the blog is still being built, you may continue to browse and comment while the building process continues. Thanks for visiting, and enjoy.