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Archive for June 8th, 2009

Dear Republicans, quit being stupid…..

Posted by iusbvision on June 8, 2009

Wishy washy little games like this is exactly what the GOP base, Independents and Reagan Democrats are sick of.

Politico:

Sarah Palin’s on-again, off-again appearance at Monday night’s gala GOP fundraising dinner is off — again.

After being invited — for a second time — to speak to the annual joint fundraiser for the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Palin was told abruptly Saturday night that she would not be allowed to address the thousands of Republicans there after all.

The Alaska governor may now skip the dinner altogether, and her allies are miffed at what they see as a slight from the congressional wing of the Republican Party.

The reason given for the snub, said a Palin aide, was that NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions was concerned about not wanting to upstage former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the fundraising gala’s keynote speaker.

“A great deal of effort has been put into this fundraising event, and Speaker Gingrich has gone above and beyond the call of duty,” said NRCC spokesman Ken Spain. “It is our hope that Gov. Palin will attend the dinner and be recognized, but we understand if her busy schedule doesn’t permit her to do so.”

The disinvitation from speaking, said a campaign committee official, was done “out of respect” for Gingrich.

It is not about ego’s and fiefdoms, its about Ideas and the sooner the NRCC learns that lesson the better off it will be. And while Newt is a great “ideas man” it takes money to get those ideas out there and to get a message delivered. Palin is a fund raising machine like the GOP hasn’t seen in ages. Too many in the GOP have still not learned their lesson from the last two elections. The Democrats like Top Down action for most everything, for the GOP it has always been about bottom up and Palin connects with the common man better than anyone.

Palin loves to tear down corrupt lil schemes, especially ones in her own party. Too many Republicans in Congress are still in the mindset that they want the GOP to be the party of corrupt, neo-corporatist, big government B. If Palin ever takes power in Washington that entire structure will be in great jeopardy and that is exactly why so many were happy to have voted for her.

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Left-Wing Parties Losing Across Europe

Posted by iusbvision on June 8, 2009

Left wing parties are losing big all over Europe. The British sosiclists lead by Prime Minister Gordon Brown are in for a pasting in the near future. Brown’s Policies are very similar to the Obama Administration and have had more time to “work”. The result has been a very predictable disaster. The voters have had enough.

Der Spiegel:

The center-right European People’s Party (EPP) held on to its position as the largest grouping in the European Parliament, with provisional results giving them 267, or around 36 percent, of the assembly’s 736 seats. The center-right’s showing was even better than indicated by the EPP’s results, as many euroskeptic members of the European Parliament are moving to other parliamentary groups.

The vote’s biggest loser is the center-left, with the Party of European Socialists (PES) winning just 159 seats, 56 fewer than in the 2004 election. “Tonight is a very difficult evening for Socialists in many nations in Europe,” Martin Schulz, lead candidate for Germany’s Social Democrats and the floor leader for the PES in the European Parliament, said on Sunday evening.

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