Campaign promises or just a way to get elected

May 23, 2012

We all understand that politicians lie when trying to get re-elected to an office whether county, state or federal; they lie or embellish the truth.  Do these same individuals lie in their first campaigns into office or are they just assimilated into the process once elected?

In Nevada we have candidates knocking on doors, leaving hangers with hopes of discussing their stances with the voters.  They get tax rolls, demographics of voters whether Democrat, Republican, Independent and the likes.

Many candidates all of whom have been Democrats I have talked with over the past few weeks are knocking on my door to discuss the issues.  Not because they know me, or think I will love and embrace their platform but because they believe I am a registered Democrat.

Since my wife works in a union environment these candidates think I agree with all they stand for.  I don’t.  Several candidates have good intentions because in fact they love their country but fall short because of their belief that higher taxes will solve every thing.

Yesterday I was talking to Steven Parke, candidate for Assembly District 21.  He caught me as I was backing out of the driveway to head to Big G Auto where I get my vehicles worked on.

I put down my window as he approached my vehicle and handed his door knocker to me through the window.  I asked him what his top three priorities would be if elected and why.

Steven didn’t hesitant to discuss the first issue that needs to be address in the next Legislative session. Steven believes taxes have to go up, but not in the conventional way as most Democrats believe.  He does not want to raise taxes on all businesses just to increase revenue but on a certain industry that has power in this state.

He stated he would present legislation that would increase the taxes paid by the gold industry prevalent inNorthern Nevada. Suggesting “they pay their fair share” like so many other businesses do in the State.

That is a bold stance coming from a Democrat trying to win a seat inCarson Citywhen so much money comes from those unions to gain favor from candidates who should happen to get elected.

As a Democrat Steven stated he would not consider himself a right winger but some one who is more independent with his thoughts on how to rein in the problems this state faces. We discussed the problems being problems of Americans, not just those of Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, or other groups across the nation.

He agreed we need to work together to bring solutions to the cambers that will help every citizen and not just those of one party or another. This is refreshing to hear because this nation needs leaders that lead for the country and not their personal interests

Steven believed what he was saying would be good for the country. Some of it would if he could implement it. But as a freshman in the Assembly could he fulfill his campaign promises or fall prey to the leaders with years and years of tenor under their belts, time will tell if he happens to get elected.

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Real Conservatives are for Ron Paul, not Mitt Romney

May 16, 2012

Real conservatives are cringing at the fact the establishment of the Republican Party have endorsed Mitt Romney as their guy. Looking at his record as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt wasn’t really that conservative. He passed RomneyCare which ObamaCare was tailored after.  He raised (taxes) fees equaling $730 million dollars his first year in office while running  his election campaign stating he would not raise taxes if elected.

As candidate for governor he stated he was Pro choice as women should be able to “preserve and protect” their right to choose. He also  stated “I will not create jobs that kill people” referring to PG&E company under attack for not cleaning up and creating a safe environment for the workers and citizens of the state.

Mitt did some good as the Governor by cutting the budget and spending to help reduce the billions of dollars in deficits he inherited from the prior administration.  This was done with a majority of Democratic leaders in the State Legislature, a feat that would seem impossible today.

With that said, real conservatives are for Ron Paul, not Mitt Romney.  So as the Republican Party Convention edges closer and closer to Tampa Ron Paul announced a new strategy a few days ago as he moves forward with his bid for the White House. With funding  difficult to capture the Paul campaign will quit spending on media advertising throughout the rest of the campaign. Instead they will attempt to secure enough delegates in each state to head to Tampa and vote for him if Romney does not receive the required votes for nomination on the first go around.

Just a few weeks ago, the Central Committee arm of the Republican Party informed the leaders of the Nevada GOP they will not be allowed at the convention in Florida if Paul supporters are the majority of delegates sent to Tampa.

The Republican base nationally are outraged and want Mitt as their man and went as far as to send a letter to state officials of the Republican Party to stop the infiltration of Paul delegates or not be invited to the convention. O f course the letter is non binding as what the Paul campaign is doing is well within their rights.

By stacking the delegates in Tampa the Paul  campaign wants an advantage no advertising expense can give you.  If Romney doesn’t win the nomination on the first count those delegates committed to Paul can then vote for him during the second count.


Up in Arms over Romney’s High School Daze

May 10, 2012

Today news broke that Romney once held down a long-haired individual and cut his hair while attending the Cranbrooks School in Michigan.  According to Mitt he doesn’t recollect on the incident but apologized for any of his antics that may have hurt people back in 1962 as a 16-year-old student.

Now that the press has opened this bucket of worms will we final get information on Obama and his past?  Will we find out just who and what he did at his high school or even have access to his college records.  No, I don’t think so, he has been covering up his past spending millions to keep all records sealed from the light of day.

It is amazing what the far left will do as the polls show Romney in a close race against the incumbent President.  The Pew Research Center along with the Rasmussen has Romney sitting at 49% and Obama at 45% in the latest poll released today.  Just a few months ago the President enjoyed a 12 point lead in the polls before all Republican contenders dropped from the race.

This race is going to be one we remember for quite some time.  The Democrat who preached “Hope and Change” to a population tired and weary of politics as usual in Washington.  He delivered on his promise,which isn’t what the majority of American’s hoped for.   The Republican who insists he is the Conservative who will bring back jobs and help the economy since the past three years have been a disaster.

Come November this nation will find out who will reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Will it be a return engagement for Mr. Obama, will Mitt finally achieve his dream or will a third-party member upset the whole process and turn politics as usual on its head. The latter is probable, but highly impossible. So we will have to wait to see which candidate will gain the support of American voters this election cycle.