Things Are Changing in 2012
07/01/2012 2 Comments
Ellen and I attended the Republican Women Federated’s 60th Birthday party last night with 150 of our like minded friends, including the Booth’s, Buhler’s, Rebane’s, and Yaksick’s at our table. The Republican ladies really know how to throw a great party. This theme was the 1950s, with many of those attending dressed for the times, poodle skirts, T-shirts with cigarettes pack rolled up in the sleeve, leather jackets and Elvis wigs.
Many of the regions political leaders showed, Congressman McClintock, Retiring Congressman Herger, Congressional Candidate Doug La Malfa, Brian Dahle running for CA District 1 Assembly and Dan Logue our current CA Assemblyman.
Sue Horne, Nevada County Assessor was the only County level political leader attending, a true leader in our community. With Supervisor elections in the bag, I guess they thought why bother showing up.
While all the political leaders had encouraging words for this Republican gathering, I think that Congressman Tom McClintock was the most positive, noting the strong influence of the Tea Party in Congress following the 2010 election cycle. Here are some of Tom’s thoughts on defeating Obama:
There is something going on out there among the American people that the polls are simply not picking up. We catch glimpses of it every now and then. We got a glimpse of it in West Virginia a few weeks ago, where the president of the United States finds himself on the Democratic ballot with a convicted felon currently serving time in Texas, and everybody knows that. The convicted felon serving time in Texas wins 41 percent of the Democratic votes in the primary in West Virginia against the incumbent Democratic president.
Two weeks later, we see the same percentage in Arkansas. The same day in Kentucky, Obama’s on the ballot by himself, but in Kentucky you can vote “uncommitted,” and 42 percent of the Democrats in Kentucky voted for “uncommitted” over the incumbent president of their own party. We saw the same thing in Wisconsin, where things were supposed to be neck-and-neck, and it turns out that Walker wins by at least 7 points. So there’s something going on out there that the polls are not picking up.
Tom concluded it is our generations responsibility to return our nation to the principles of our founding fathers, a return to Constitutional government.
Even though I’m a bit more pessimistic over the next year or two because of the policies now in place, I’m much more optimistic about the long-term future of our country. This is not the first time that our country has drifted away from its founding principles. But the farther it drifts, the stronger those principles begin to pull us back. We’re seeing that dynamic again in our own time, and I can’t imagine a more exciting period to be alive in our country than right now because I believe this generation is going to be the one to restore those principles.
It was a great party, with food of the 50s, and thoughts for our political future.