Finally some words from the President-Elect on how he plans to help the economy. Weekly radio address from change.gov.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Here's something we don't hear every day in Washington: Ronald Reagan's dead, get over it. That's a blunt paraphrase about conservatives and GOP traditionalists who want to relive the good old days from a senior Republican senator, speaking on background. "Ronald Reagan ran in the 1970s. That was a long time ago," says the senator, a member of the GOP message team. His point: The party has to reach past its traditional base and especially to younger and Hispanic voters. "It's about survival," he tells us.
The senator's comments reveal a real debate within the party over what happened in the last elections and how the GOP can get back in the game. The debate so far is between hard-right conservatives who believe that Sen. John McCain and the GOP didn't hammer traditional values enough and moderates who see a need to expand the base of voters. Our background senator said that wooing the base wasn't an issue in the presidential election: McCain won more than 90 percent of those voters. Where the GOP lost was with kids, in the suburbs, and with Hispanics. "When we lose the suburbs, we are really in trouble," the senator says. Instead of trying to be Reagan, the senator says, candidates have to present new issues and positions relevant to voters beyond gay marriage and taxes. His idea: Push for better and cheaper healthcare and a cleaner environment. And before you say that McCain did try to play with those issues in his losing bid to President-elect Barack Obama, here's how our senator responds: "John McCain was not a good messenger once you got past Iraq. He was a terrible messenger."
Friday, November 21, 2008
The following is an excerpt from Attorney General Mukasey's speech last night. As many of you know, the speech went unfinished and we wish the Attorney General the best. He was released from the hospital earlier today. However, much to Mr. Mukasey's chagrin, coverage of his speech was limited to his collapse at the podium and not about the substance of his address.
As the end of this Administration draws near, you would expect to hear broad praise for this success at keeping our Nation safe. Instead, I am afraid what we hear is a chorus with a rather more dissonant refrain. Instead of appreciation, or even a fair appraisal, of the Administration's accomplishments, we have heard relentless criticism of the very policies that have helped keep us safe. We have seen this in the media, we have seen this in the Congress, and we have heard it from the legal academy as well.
Click the title for the full speech transcript.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Watch the video and then you can share you personal views on energy Independence. Send your message to the transition team and let them know how you feel about drilling, nuclear technology, and energy. Obama is going to talk the talk, but we know Mr. Obama will sell out to the environmentalists.
You heard it here first.
Despite our conservative beliefs and careful scrutiny of President-Elect Obama and his transition, there is no place in the world for this kind of hateful rhetoric.
Ayman al-Zawahri is clearly out of touch with reality. I hope Mr. Obama does not let this sway his committment to counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
HAS AMERICA BEEN DUPED?
Mr. Obama is reportedly planning on nominating former Clinton Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder to take over the Attorney General spot in the Obama administration.
Previously Mr. Holder served as the vice chairman of Obama's Vice Presidential Vetting committee.
As if ANOTHER CLINTON APPOINTEE is not bad enough, Mr. Holder was the Justice Department Official who advised President Clinton on the pardon of Marc Rich.
- Rich TRADED OIL WITH IRAN at a time when Tehran was on the U.S. embargo list as a state sponsor of terrorism.
- Involved in United Nations "Oil for Food" Scandal in which companies and individuals PROFITED FROM SELLING SADDAM HUSSEIN'S OIL!
- Rich took advantage of the grain embargo the United States imposed on the USSR because of its war in Afghanistan. Rich ignored the embargo and imported grain into the Soviet Union. This earned him respect within the collapsing government bigwigs such as Vladmir Putin. HE DID ILLEGAL BUSINESS WITH COMMUNIST RUSSIA!
- Rich's ex-wife Denise donated over $1,000,000 to Hillary Clinton's Senate Campaign as well as the Clinton Presidential Library Fund.
- "I wish that I had ensured that the Department of Justice was more fully informed and involved in this pardon process," Holder testified to Congress. HE DID NOT DO HIS JOB AS DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL!
- Holden defended the use of weapons in the Elian Gonzalez scandal which RETURNED THE INNOCENT CHILD BACK TO FIDEL CASTRO'S COMMUNIST CUBA!
Congratulations America! You elected a man who continues to have a history of associations with anti-America radicals and individuals associated with Communism and Socialism.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE CULT OF PERSONALITY YOU ELECTED.
Monday, November 17, 2008
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"Hello, I'm going to read a declaration of a state of war...within the next 14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice." ~ Bernardine Dohrn.
Thirty years ago, with those words, a group of young American radicals announced their intention to overthrow the U.S. government. In THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND, former Underground members, including Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Mark Rudd, David Gilbert and Brian Flanagan, speak publicly about the idealistic passion that drove them to "bring the war home" and the trajectory that placed them on the FBI's most wanted list.
Fueled by outrage over racism and the Vietnam War, the Weather Underground waged a low-level war against the U.S. government through much of the 1970s--bombing targets across the country that they considered emblematic of the real violence that the U.S. was wreaking throughout the world.
Ultimately, the group's carefully organized clandestine network managed to successfully evade one of the largest manhunts in FBI history, yet the group's members would reemerge to life in a country that was dramatically different than the one they had hoped their efforts would inspire.
Extensive archival material, including, photographs, film footage and FBI documents are interwoven with modern-day interviews to trace the group's path, from its pitched battles with police on Chicago's streets, to its bombing of the U.S. Capitol, to its successful endeavor breaking acid-guru Timothy Leary out of prison.
The film explores the Weathermen in the context of other social movements of the time and features interviews with former members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Black Panthers. It also examines the U.S. government's suppression of dissent in the 1960s and 1970s. Looking back at their years underground, the former members paint a compelling portrait of troubled times, revolutionary times, and the forces that drove their resistance.
President-Elect Obama started his political career in the living room of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
Just saying. Be Very Afraid.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This pact will replace a UN Security Council mandate which expires on December 31st.
The pact not only puts the approximately 150,000 US Troops under Iraqi authority but sets a permanent withdrawl date of December 31st, 2011.
"The total withdrawal will be completed by December 31, 2011. This is not governed by circumstances on the ground. This date is specific and final," cabinet spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.
The pact follows years of domestic debate over a deadline for troop withdrawl.
It may have made for an interesting campaign debate had this happened sooner, but it's good to see President Bush trying to finish what he started. Though he has been against a timetable, the President worked to establish democracy and peace and eliminate Iraq's penchant for harboring terrorists -- a goal likely to be reached during the next 3 years.
"We remain hopeful and confident we'll soon have an agreement that sends a signal to the region and the world that both our governments are committed to a stable, secure and democratic Iraq," White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.
Violence has dropped significantly over the last year and October saw the lowest monthly death toll from violence since the invasion, according to Iraqi government statistics.
Not all of Iraq is pleased with the deal, however, namely radical anti-American Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr .
"It is a deeply regrettable and sorrowful thing," Ahmed al-Masoudy, spokesman for Sadr's bloc in parliament, said. "We are calling upon the Iraqi people to stage demonstrations and sit-ins to stop this farce."
al-Sadr describes it as "disgrace and ignominy" and adds it "puts Iraq and its people up for sale.
The not-so humble cleric wants an immediate withdrawl. President-Elect Obama's plan calls for all combat troops to be withdrawn by the middle of 2010.
Though we here at The ConservativeXpress do not necessarily agree with all the suggestions, it's nice to see someone in the media trying to hold Mr. Obama accountable to something!