They Drive Politicians Crazy – E.J. Smith
On November 2, put the pressure on. Vote out politicians who have squandered your trust. Let them know you don’t take the hijacking of your country lightly and that you’re ready to put America back in alignment with our Constitution. Then, consider getting behind a group like the Tea Party Patriots who plan on keeping the pressure on long after the votes have been tallied.
The tea-party movement drives politicians crazy because of groups like The Tea Party Patriots. Their web of 3,000 local groups spun across the country are hard to control and stands for what politicians hate most: Smaller government. What’s not to like about groups such as The Tea Party Patriots who stand for fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets?
Much to the chagrin of former senator and current lobbyist Trent Lott, this is not a tea-party dress-up game where he can just cozy up to the table and run the show. Lott was quoted by the Washington Post saying: “As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them.” I don’t think that’s going to happen. This is the guy who was part of the fraternity of politicians that got us into this mess to begin with.
Double Dealing in Afghanistan – Dick Young
Earlier today Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, admitted to taking millions of dollars from Iran. His portrayal of the Iranian cash as international aid is somewhat believable, but even so, what does it say about the American presence in Afghanistan when an enemy state is funding an occupied country?
Western officials have claimed that the money is simply a slush fund and is used to buy the allegiance of Afghan officials by Iran. If that is the case, there are bigger problems in Afghanistan than anyone is imagining. An Afghanistan that is already allied with Iran, possibly against the U.S. will be unstable for decades, and certainly as long as America has a major ground force in the country.
Race Day – Timothy Jones
Rasmussen Reports finds that 10 Democrat-held governorships are on their way to turning Republican, with another four as toss-ups. This is perhaps the most important elections statistic of the year, and one of the least reported. With redistricting about to commence all across the country in lieu of the 2010 Census, governorships are prime real estate for politicians. Along with governors, state legislatures too will be vital in the redistricting process, possibly changing the outcomes of congressional races for a decade.
As important on election day are numerous state ballot initiatives. Many propositions fighting against things like card check and Obamacare will show up on ballots across the country. Daniel Flynn writes in Ballot-Box Populism that even though liberal activists are often the instigators of ballot box initiatives, the populace is rarely on board with their agenda. He writes “In practice, ballot questions, from California’s Proposition 13 acting as the dress rehearsal for the tax-cutting 1980s to gay marriage initiatives uniformly reflecting public disapproval, have disproportionately furthered the aims of the Right.”