George’s Wallet

So it seems every whacko leftist group in the country is involving itself in the Occupy Wall Street event. It is spreading throughout the country. It is mainly concentrated in large cities but is also extending to college campuses. According to the Daily Iowan; “The recent nationwide protests are sparking campus walkouts. On Wednesday, many colleges took part in the Occupy Colleges movement by urging students to walk out of their classes at noon. More than 75 colleges said they would participate.” Oh boy. I’m sure the kids are fully informed & are not just useful idiots.

Speaking of useful idiots; here’s a recent quote, “We’re not trying to grab the steering wheel or to control it,” said Michael Kink, executive director of the Strong Economy For All coalition. “We’re looking to find common cause and support the effort. It’s the right fight at the right time and we want to be part of it.” Well Michael, you naive little dweeb. You may not be looking to grab the wheel but the big players are and they will use you up & spit you out after you’ve served your purpose. But I digress.

Community groups like Make the Road New York, the Coalition for the Homeless, the Alliance for Quality Education and Community Voices Heard are also organizing for Wednesday’s action, and the labor/community coalitions United New York and Strong Economy For All are pitching coming out.

The United Federation of Teachers, 32BJ SEIU, 1199 SEIU, Workers United and Transport Workers Union Local 100 are all expected to participate.

Other groups include, People For The American Way, Planned Parenthood, Campaign For America’s Future, Democracy For America, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights (LCCR), Common Cause, Public Campaign.

Did I see LCCR? Wasn’t Van Jones a member? Pure coincidence.

On its face this movement, as it were, seems to be fairly spontaneous. But of course, thinks like this never are. The usual suspects are involved and have been pulling the strings on this for a while.

Stephen Lerner

We have both Stephen Lerner of SEIU and Wade Rathke, founder of ACORN that suggested this idea earlier this year. Rathke is also a founding board member of the Soros-funded Tides Foundation, a key source of money for AdBusters magazine and countless other anti-business groups. And he is directly tied to more than a few unions including the SEIU.

Wade Rathke


In fact, the original call to “Occupy Wall Street” came from the magazine AdBusters.

The Ruckus Society of Oakland, Ca. is involved in the events. Ruckus’s roots are in the forest defense movement but have grown and transformed into a multiracial social and environmental justice organization.
Who else came out of Oakland? Oh, that’s right, Van Jones. Another coincidence?

Among other things, The Ruckus Society is generally credited with training violent protesters who vandalized and looted Seattle storefronts during the 1999 World Trade Organization meetings. Sounds like a stand up group. Where oh where does their funding come from? You & me perhaps? Nope. Several lefty organizations including the Tides Foundation. And where again do they get their funding. That’s right; Soro’s Open Society Institute provides them millions of dollars a year.

MoveOn.org is expected to mobilize its extensive online regional networks to drum up support for the effort. Ah yes. An event just wouldn’t be complete without MoveOn, which, of course, is funded by Soros.

On top of supplying activists to join the demonstrations, MoveOn is also staging what it calls a “massive ‘Virtual March on Wall Street’ online.” The Internet-based demonstrations are a collaborative effort with another radical and well-connected outfit tied to Soros called Rebuild the Dream.

Led by our old buddy, self-described communist and former Obama administration czar Van Jones, the “Dream” movement is a partnership between a host of Soros-financed “progressive” groups. Big Labor and even Planned Parenthood.

So as we can see it comes down, as it always does, to one man, Dr. Evil, George Soros, who in fact may be the anti-christ. The event should be renamed Occupy Wall Street & George’s wallet.

Give In, or I’ll Chant Something

Herman Cain is asked why the people are protesting.

Get with the program Herman. I know what they want. Here is their list of demands. It’s like a new Constitution, Dude!

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “free-trade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

Demand four: Free college education.

Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.

Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.

Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.

Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” And I don’t mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.

Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.

Create jobs huh? Why bother. I will get paid whether I work or not. Why work? Why get an education? Why learn anything? I get free housing. I’m continuously debt free. I receive free healthcare. I can purchase anything I like due to my instant debt relief. This is great! Where do I sign?

We’ve been Jonesed, Van that Is.

We’ve all heard of Van Jones, the former “Green Jobs Czar”. I, for one, have heard a lot about him but never bothered to look into his background, until now. He’s an interesting fellow.

During the Rodney King trial in 1992 Jones was a Yale Law School student (of course, what else would he be) doing an internship for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) in San Fransisco, which viewed the United States as an irredeemably racist nation.

Jones states, “I met all these young radical people of color – I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.’ I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary. I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th. By August, I was a communist.”

He wrote an essay at the time which included, “After the [Rodney King] verdict, the pro-establishment folks were horrified as the rioting drove home a single truth: if “They” can get enough people out into the streets, “They” can do whatever they want to do.”
“Thus San Francisco’s Dukakis-backing, tofu-eating, Greenpeace-loving, sandal-wearing citizenry breathed a sigh of relief when the mayor snuffed out everyone’s rights and declared martial law.”
He sure did love you white liberals, eh. Interesting thought in the context of today’s “people in the streets”. My how things never change.

In 1993, Jones relocated to San Francisco, where he helped establish Bay Area Police Watch, a hotline and lawyer-referral service that began as a project of LCCR.

In 1996 he founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which, claimed that the American criminal-justice system is infested with racism.

By the late 1990s, Jones was a committed Marxist-Leninist-Maoist who viewed police officers as the arch-enemies of black people, and who loathed capitalism for allegedly exploiting non white minorities worldwide. He became a leading member of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), a now-defunct Bay Area Marxist-Maoist collective that was staffed by members of various local nonprofits, a number of whom had ties to the Ella Baker Center.

In the early 2000s, Jones and STORM were active in anti-Iraq War demonstrations organized by International ANSWER, a front group for the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party. STORM also had ties to the South African Communist Party and it revered Amilcar Cabral, the late Marxist revolutionary leader (of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands) who lauded Lenin as “the greatest champion of the national liberation of the peoples.” (In 2006 Van Jones would name his own son “Cabral” — in Amilcar Cabral’s honor.)

During his time with STORM, Jones collaborated with many communist groups including, the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS), a Communist Party USA splinter group, in the early 1990s. Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez continues to sit on the CCDS advisory board alongside other communists such as Angela Davis & Timuel Black (who served on Barack Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign committee). Martinez is also a board member of the Movement for a Democratic Society, the parent organization of Progressives for Obama.

In 2005 Jones and the Ella Baker Center produced the “Social Equity Track” for the United Nations’ World Environment Day celebration, a project that eventually would evolve into the Baker Center’s Green-Collar Jobs Campaign — “a job-training and employment pipeline providing ‘green pathways out of poverty’ for low-income adults in Oakland.” I’m sure that worked out great. I know, when I think green, I think Oakland.

Soon after attending the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2007, Jones launched “Green For All,” a non-governmental organization “dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty … advocating for local, state and federal commitment to job creation, job training, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy – especially for people from disadvantaged communities.”

In 2008 Jones published his first book, The Green Collar Economy, which focused on environmental and economic issues. The book received favorable reviews from such notables as Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, Laurie David, Winona LaDuke, environmentalist Paul Hawken, and NAACP President/CEO Ben Jealous. There’s a shocker, huh.
In March of 2009, Obama appointed Jones his Green Jobs Czar.

In a July 2009 interview with Newsweek magazine, Jones, said he could not explain exactly what a “green job” is:
“Well, we still don’t have a unified definition, and that’s not unusual in a democracy. It takes a while for all the states and the federal government to come to some agreement. But the Department of Labor is working on it very diligently. Fundamentally, it’s getting there, but we haven’t crossed the finish line yet.”
I’ll define it. A green job is a government-subsidized job. That’s it.

So, there we have it; the history of a radical communist, racist. But at least he’s green.

Attribution: Free Republic

What would Keynes do? (Who cares)

Yesterday I read an article by Thomas Geoghegan on “The Nation.com” website. Yes it is indeed a far left rag, but sometimes it pays to see what they over yonder are thinking. They, once again, didn’t disappoint. I got about halfway, ok; I completed the first paragraph, when I thought maybe I should refute this.

The article he penned, or typed, was about the progressives’ economic hero John Maynard Keynes, the trade deficit & exports vs. imports. He asks himself, “What would Keynes do?”, regarding the economic malaise the country finds itself in.

Geoghegan writes, “For Keynes, the problem would be not just getting people into stores, or even getting employers to hire but getting our plutocracy (the rule or control of society by the wealthy) to invest. It’s not just our jobless rate but also our huge trade deficit that would appall him. He’d be aghast to see the United States bogged down in so much debt compared to the rest of the world.” I’m sure he would be aghast. I’m aghast by the debt we’ve accumulated also. Our private sector plutocracy, as he calls it, would love nothing more than to invest in this country. Unfortunately, like American Airlines (a sinking ship), the U.S. is not the greatest investment right now.

He continues, “Especially in a recession, he hated to see a country with a trade debt, or trade deficit, which arises when a country’s imports exceed exports. Indeed, when the trade deficit is as jaw dropping as the US trade deficit is now; it is harder to use Keynesian deficit spending to push employment back up.” Show me a single instance in history where Keynesian deficit spending has ever worked & hasn’t exasperated the problem. Of course imports exceed exports. Remember, we don’t make anything in this country anymore.

“The merchandise trade deficit of the United States is scary: $680.9 billion as of July 9…. It’s as if I’m pressing on the sucking chest wound in the world economy”, Geoghegan explains. That is a quite large number. Almost as much a the failed Keynesian style porkulus package with the Shovel Ready jobs that weren’t so shovel ready.

He states, “Actually, the trade deficit might be worse if there was full employment, our supposed goal, since we would have the money to buy even more hardware from abroad as we bite into more sandwiches at Jimmy John’s.” Never had a sandwich at Jimmy Johns, but now I know full employment is apparently a bad thing.

“Underneath that, there is a still bigger deficit, with US corporations outsourcing so many jobs. Here is a headline from the Wall Street Journal on April 19: BIG US FIRMS SHIFT HIRING ABROAD. During the 2000s, the Journal reports, while US multinationals have fired 2.9 million workers here, they have hired 2.4 million abroad. By the 1930s Keynes had notoriously turned against free trade and was giving lectures on the need for “national self-sufficiency. The one big (and smart) idea of absolute monarchy was to push exports over imports”, Geoghegan exclaims. That’s a lot of workers. It is very interesting that he never goes on to explain just why that might be.

An Absolute Monarch


“Keynes would not believe how Obama, the Tea Party, the Democrats, the Republicans—our leaders—pay so little attention to our whopping trade deficit, as if it had nothing at all to do with our slump.” Well, he got 3 out of 4 right.

He continues with, “But until we bring down the trade deficit and fix our balance of payments, there is no way out of debt.” (Balance of Payments: A summary of the international transactions of a country over a period of time including commodity and service transactions, capital transactions, and gold movements). I agree with that. “ It’s simple arithmetic”, he writes. “Somebody in this country is going to have to go into debt to make the balance-of-payments balance. Who’s going to do it? It’s the government or us. One day Uncle Obama or his successor will say, “I’m done going into debt to make the balance ‘balance.’ It’s your turn to go into debt to make the balance ‘balance.’”

Ok, I’ve had enough. These socialists will never get it. All that we’ve seen in this article is the typical lefty clap-trap. Somebody has to go into debt? Really? That’s the only answer?
There wasn’t a single word regarding cutting spending or the size of our bloated government. Not one word! How is going into debt going to balance anything, ever? No explanation of why jobs are leaving this country. Here’s the explanation. We are one, if not the most regulatorily burdened countries on earth. We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Gee, I wonder why companies are packing up? Why would anyone want to start a company without knowing what they have to comply with next year or even next week? Of course we have to import everything. Nanny government won’t allow us to make anything (Gibson Guitars, etc).

We did learn that an Absolute Monarchy can be a good thing. That’s something.

This is just another shining example that Keynes was an idiot & so is this author. I need an aspirin.

Caliphate, Schmalimate

Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), Arabic for “Party of Liberation,” is an international organization that seeks to establish a global Islamic caliphate. Established in Jerusalem in 1953, HT claims to be a political organization “whose ideology is Islam.” A closer look at the group’s ideology and international activity reveals that HT not only promotes Islam as a way of life, but is also fundamentally opposed to capitalism and democracy and is explicitly hostile toward Israel and Jews.

The American branch of HT convened its 2011 Khilafah Conference, titled, “Revolution in the Muslim World: From Tyranny to Triumph,” on June 26, 2011, in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, Illinois. It is increasing its efforts to spread its message and recruit members in the U.S.

Look, they have free babysitting!

Speakers at the conference focused on HT’s larger agenda of establishing a global Islamic caliphate, which entails ousting existing governments.

One session at the conference, titled “Breaking the Shackles,” gave voice to the organization’s idea that capitalist and nationalist systems of the West are “enemies to Islam,” and the only solution is for a unified Islamic state to replace such systems with “the rule of Allah,” Sharia, and the Sunnah. The speaker at this session, identified as Brother Abu Saib, offered the February 2011 ousting of the Mubarak regime in Egypt as evidence of the Islamic nation awakening and starting on a path toward establishing a Caliphate.

Are you hearing this Bill Kristol and all other know it alls who were swooning of the democratic uprising that is the “Arab Spring”?

The last two sessions, “Shaking the Thrones” and “Life Under the Khilafah,” examined the state of suffering the Unmah (Arabic for community or nation) and Islam have fallen into since the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate, and how everyday life will be governed once Islamic law is implemented worldwide with the rise of a new Caliphate. One of the speakers, identified as Abu Atallah, emphasized that the rise of the Caliphate would mean that borders become obsolete, nationalist ideology would be abandoned and Muslims would control the military.

The meeting ended with organizers stressing the importance of pushing forward for a unified Islamic state, and that the “Qur’an is a message for all mankind and a solution to all of man’s problems.” This was detailed in a pamphlet, “Khilafah State Structure: Introduction to the Constitution,” that was handed out during the conference.

A few of the more fun articles of the Constitution are as follows:
(I could see James Madison authoring these, or maybe Abdul Madison)

Article 1 states that ‘aqeedah (Islamic creed) will be the sole basis of the State’s foundation. The government’s structure in its entirety can only exist if it is from the Islamic ‘aqeeda.

Article 7 describes that the State will be charged with implementing “divine law”, therefore those “guilty of apostasy (desertion from one’s religion) from Islam are to be executed according to the rule of apostasy.”

In the “Army” section, Article 56 states, “Jihad is a compulsory duty for all Muslims. Military training is therefore compulsory. Thus, every male Muslim, fifteen years and over, is obliged to undergo military training in readiness for jihad. This sounds just like our Constitution.

Articles 108-118 describe the social system of the Caliphate would strictly enforce gender segregation between the two sexes, and while women will have the same rights and obligations as men, a woman’s primary role “is that of a mother and wife,” and she may not hold any positions of power within the structure of governance.

With regards to Israel and the Caliphate’s policy toward the Jewish state, Section 4 states that there can be no peace, and that “a state of war must be taken as the basis for all dispositions with them. They must be dealt with as if a rear war existed between us – whether an armistice exists or not.”

At the 2009 Conference, Abdul-Adil also urged the audience to never “stop calling for Islam as a complete way of life…unless and until Islam becomes victorious or we die in the attempt.” During a question and answer session following his presentation, Abdul-Adil was asked if sharia, or Islamic law, would trump the U.S. Constitution. “Yes, it would be gone,” Abdul-Adil replied.

Frankly, I don’t know what all the fuss is about. They obviously just want peace & to live side by side with their Christian & Jewish brethren.

Attribution: ADL

Alice in Solyndraland

By this time most everyone knows about the Solar Company Solyndra & the hundreds of millions of our dollars that were flushed down the toilet.

Let’s take a leap down the rabbit hole. But first a pop quiz.

Who said this?

“The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra . . . The future is here. We’re poised to transform the ways we power our homes and our cars and our businesses. And we’re poised to lead our competitors in the development of new technologies and products and businesses. And we are poised to generate countless new jobs, good-paying middle-class jobs, right here in the United States of America.”

You guessed it. It was King Barack in May of 2010. Too bad that wasn’t the Daily Double.

Oops. I forgot Alice is still falling. Let’s see what she has uncovered.

The Washington Post wrote, “Solyndra company executives ramped up their Washington lobbying efforts, hiring a former Senate aide to work with the White House and the Energy Department. . . .
[P]ublic records show that since 2008, Solyndra has spent more than $1 million on lobbying inside the Beltway.
Lobbying expenditures of $160,000 a year in 2008 and 2009 accelerated as Solyndra’s financial and political troubles mounted. By 2010, such spending had grown to $550,000. So far this year, Solyndra has reported spending $220,000, but that number will grow as more reports filter in.”

Senate Aide, eh. Who might that be? His name is Steve McBee. McBee, a former top staffer for Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and powerful House Appropriations Committee member Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., reportedly wrote key provisions in the stimulus bill to open the spigot of green corporate welfare.

Want a couple more lobbyists? How about former John Kerry aide Andy Quinn and Gregg Rothschild, a former chief of staff for top Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland.

Finally we have the White Rabbit, George Kaiser. Kaiser, Solyndra’s chief investor, was a top 2008 fundraiser for Obama and met with White House officials in 2009 as the loan was in the approval process. He was also a bundler for Obama’s 2008 campaign, gathering over $50,000 in campaign contributions. Kaiser, together with Solyndra executives and board members, donated $87,050 to Obama’s campaign.

By sheer coincidence, A $10,000 donation to the Urban Health Initiative at the University of Chicago Medical Center appears on the Kaiser group’s 2009 tax forms. Who created The Urban Initiative? Oh gee, Michelle Obama. Weird, huh.

The Washington Post also reported in 2008 that Valerie Jarrett was the medical center’s chairwoman, and David Axelrod provided community support-building services.

Like Alice, my head is now spinning. I can’t go any deeper.

Crime & Punishment, NOT!

Raj Rajaratnam

Insider trading is a crime & should be. Those who do it should be caught & suffer the consequences. It’s not fair to the rest of us individual investors or “Home Gamers”, as Cramer would call us. There have been many a high-profile insider trading case in the news. Rajaratnam (pictured here), poor Martha Stewart, Levine, Siegel, Boesky and Milken.

More recently, (pictured below) James Fleishman of Primary Global Research, Zvi Goffer, a former hedge fund trader at the Galleon Group, and Craig Drimal, a former hedge fund trader and cohort of Mr. Goffer, all indicted for insider trading.

What do all these scumbags have in common? Well, they’re all scumbags of course. What else? Yes, you got it. None of them are members of Congress or the Senate. Unfortunately for them, they are also not Congressional or Senatorial staffers. If they had been, they’d still be scumbags, but they would not be ex-cons, current cons, or soon to be cons.

You see, members of Congress and their staffers are exempt from insider trading laws. How convenient. Just another example of “Do as I say, not as I do”.

Congressional members have many opportunities to obtain nonpublic information that could affect a stock’s price. They may, for example be aware of impending tax legislation that will pass and which will affect a company’s stock positively or negatively. Similarly, they may be aware of imminent approval of a new drug or the award of a new government contract.

A 2004 Georgia State University study revealed that Senators received annual investment returns 25% higher than that of average households. No doubt they are just better investors.

An analysis of financial-disclosure forms for 2008 and 2009 compiled by the website LegiStorm shows that several hundred congressional aides bought or sold stocks. At least 72 traded the stocks of companies their bosses write laws for.

This is not a Democrat or Republican problem. There are crooks on both sides.

One example in 2009: Senate Banking Committee member Mike Crapo, a Republican from Idaho, was involved in discussing “stress tests” on banks such as Bank of America. His aide Karen Brown traded the company’s stock on several occasions in the weeks before May 7, 2009. When BofA surged thanks to a press release on its stress-test result, Ms. Brown made a nifty profit.

In May a study of some 16,000 stock transactions carried out by House members was published in the journal Business and Politics. This detailed analysis showed that the investment portfolios of House members beat the market by about six points a year. (Democrats did especially well, outperforming by some nine points a year, while Republicans topped the average investor by only two percent annually.) Senators apparently do even better: “their portfolios show some of the highest excess returns ever recorded over a long period of time, significantly outperforming even hedge fund managers,” noted the journal, citing a previously published study.

Every so often a group of lawmakers typically numbering in the single digits proposes that Congress be subjected to the same insider-trading laws as you or me. The proposals are always ignored. Not once has any such bill ever made it to the floor of either house.

Yes We Cain!

Herman Cain stunned everyone over the weekend handily winning the Florida Straw Poll. What does this mean? I wish it meant we have a new front-runner, but of course, it does not. The major media & the pundits on both sides won’t allow it. Maybe they’re just all racists? Why not, it works for some, but not for an Uncle Tom like Cain. That’s the left’s view, I’m sure.

The winner of the Iowa Straw Poll (Bachmann) was the same candidate that came in dead last this weekend. Does that tell us anything? Probably not.

Could these polls be telling us that, just maybe, we’re getting tired of having our candidates picked for us & having to hold our collective noses at the ballot box? I sure hope so.

It could be that the tide is changing if these real common sense conservatives keep coming through like this. If it starts to shape up like that, we will have a Battle Royal on our hands. Forget about the left. The get-along, smarter than us riff-raff, talking heads of the republican establishment will stop at nothing to buoy support for a middle of the road candidate. He can, of course, be a fiscal hawk but he must stay away from the real sticky issues. Issues like Global Warming, Illegal Immigration, Abortion, homosexual marriage, etc. They’ll tell us it is just about the economy. That’s all people really care about, don’t ya know.

Well I like Herman Cain. He hasn’t been jaded by politics. He speaks plain english, so we know where he stands. He’s not perfect & doesn’t try to be (Mitt). He’s a real business man. He is charismatic & funny. He doesn’t take any crap. He appears not to have a thousand handlers wrongly advising him. Check out his campaign site & see for yourself. http://www.hermancain.com/h

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says the GOP has a great field of presidential candidates but that there’s still time for someone else to get in, hint, hint. That sounds like a non-conservative hoping someone (Chris Christie) will ride in & save us from ourselves. Christie is tough & doesn’t take any crap from the left, but he’s not a conservative.

Conservative columnist Bobby Eberle writes, “So… was a vote for Cain a vote for “none of the above”? Yes, it was, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Ok… before you freak out, keep reading. If “none of the above” can win a poll, it means that people like Perry and Romney need to do a better job on the issues. It also means that “none of the above” represents a sizable bloc of voters who want someone who represents them. But most importantly, “none of the above” gives people an opportunity to hear more about a no-nonsense, conservative. “None of the above” now has a name, and his name is Herman Cain.”

Maybe I just misunderstood Mr. Eberle, but why couldn’t those votes have gone to Herman Cain as Herman Cain? The others don’t need to do a better job on the issues. We understand their stances just fine sir & I believe a lot of us reject them.

Is Herman Cain my man? I don’t know yet but he looks good so far & no one looks any better. And by the way, he could wipe the floor with brother Barack. That I know.

Why don’t the Bill Kristols, Karl Roves, David Brooks, Fred Barnes, George Wills et al, let us real conservatives decide for ourselves. We are the Tea Party movement & don’t need a leader, nor want one. We desire a candidate, not to lead us, but that most closely reflects all of our views & values, not just the fiscal. He doesn’t need to be perfect. Ronald Reagan wasn’t.