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Sunday Picks – Veterans Day Edition – To ALL Veterans – Thank You For Your Service

If you have or can find 10 minutes in your day, stop by any nursing home. They have many, many WWII Veterans there. Thank them for their Service.

10 minutes out of your day will mean so much.

Backwoods 69 – 48 = 58%
Kane 72 – 59 = 54%
OK. On to the ‘you can’t even make an educated guess this year’ on picking the NFL games.

Indy(5-3) @ Jacksonville(1-7) – Pick – Indy
An easy one to start with. Unless RG3 picks up the pace and stops losing to really bad teams, Luck may be the Rookie of the year.

Denver(5-3) @ Carolina(2-6) – Pick – Denver
With Manning’s history, he is a solid rock to bring the Broncos into the playoffs.

NYGiants(6-3) @ Cinci(3-5) – Pick – Giants
They will bounc back.

Tennessee(3-6) @ Miami(4-4) – Pick – Tennessee – Pick – Tennessee
Miami ain’t Chicago so no trouncing today.

Detorit(4-4) @ Minni(5-4) – Pick Minni
After last week, Minni will roll over Detroit.

Oakland(3-5) @ Baltimore(6-2) – Pick – Baltimore
A much better Baltimore team.

Buffalo(3-5) @ New England(5-3) – Pick – New England

San Diego(4-4) @ Tampa(4-4) – Pick – Do I have to? Tampa

Atlanta(8-0) @ New Orleans(3-5) – Pick – New Orleans
It’s not that NO is that goods it’s that Atlanta is starting to think they are unbeatable.

NYJets(3-5) @ Seattle(5-4) – Pick – Seattle
Seattle will make the Jests (like so many other teams this year) play ugly.

Dallas(3-5) @ Phily(3-5) – Pick – Phily
Aside from really hating the NFC East, I’m going with home field.

St Louis(3-5) @ San Fran(6-2) – Pick – San Fran
Houston(7-1) @ Chicago(7-1) – Pick – Chicago
Game Of The Week!

Kansas City(1-7) @ Pittsburgh(5-3) – Pick – Pittsburgh

Don’t blame Mitt Romney – ‘Karl Rove Warns GOP Presidential Candidates Against Moving Too Far To The Right(8-15-11)

Remember Mitt Romney didn’t ‘become’ moderate until the first
debate.
See : ‘All Hail the Moderate Mitt’
@ :
http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/all-hail-the-moderat
e-mitt/

Prior to that, the Republican party – not just the leadership but
EVERY REPUBLICAN, by their silence and their votes in polling and
primaries, approved of these candidates, all of which lead in
polling at one time or another :

Newt Gingrich

Michelle Bachmann

Herman Cain

Donald Trump
(never really a candidate but he teased and got 30% in several
polls)

Sarah Palin
(also never really a candidate but she made a lot on money teasing
Republicans)

Rick Santorum

So don’t blame Mitt Romney.

And don’t blame Republican leadership.

You Republicans, didn’t say anything and were too afraid of the far
right wing so this is all that would run.

Well Jon Huntsman ran but he wasn’t a ‘real’ Conservative was he.

Until you ‘fix’ that, your fear of the far right wing minority, teabaggers,
you won’t get serious candidates to step forward because they will
be hounded out by a minority as not ‘true’ Conservatives.

‘When the moderator at the most recent presidential primary debate
asked who would reject a deficit deal with a 10 to 1 ratio of
spending cuts to revenue, all eight candidates who participated in
the forum raised their hands, signaling an unwillingness to budge
on the fiscal matter’.

From :
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/08/11/294295/candidates-rejec
t-deal/
‘ When asked during tonight’s GOP presidential primary debate if
they would walk away from a deficit reduction deal that had a
spending cut to revenue ratio of 10 to 1, all of the candidates
raised their hands to indicate that they would’.

‘Karl Rove is urging Republican candidates to consider the notion
of electability while campaigning for the GOP presidential
nomination ahead of 2012’.

‘”You don’t want these candidates moving so Right in the Republican
primary that it becomes impossible for them to win the general
election, because it will become a self-defeating message in the
primary.
People want to win. They don’t want somebody who goes so far to the
extremes of either party that they lack a chance to carry a victory
off in November.”
From :
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/15/karl-rove-gop-presidential
-candidates_n_927277.html

The GOP ‘Ten Commandments’

•Thou Shalt Not Raise ANY Taxes

•Thou Shalt Pass a Constitutional Amendment to Make Abortion
Illegal

•Thou Shalt Pass a Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage as
the Union of a Man and a Woman

•Thou Shalt Repeal “ObamaCare,” AKA the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act

•Thou Shalt Repeal The Dodd-Frank Banking Regulation Act

•Thou Shalt Pass a Constitutional Amendment to Balance the Federal
Budget

•Thou Shalt Only Give Military Support to “Our Friends”

•Thou Shalt Limit the Power of — If Not Entirely Abolish — the
EPA

•Thou Shalt Drill, Mine and Frak to the Widest Extent Possible

•Thou Shalt Take the Name of President Obama in Vain

 

Blog Running – What is wrong with the Republican Party – ‘How Conservative Media Lost to the MSM and Failed the Rank and File’

‘Before rank-and-file conservatives ask, “What went wrong?”, they should ask themselves a question every bit as important: “Why were we the last to realize that things were going wrong for us?”

‘Barack Obama just trounced a Republican opponent for the second time’.

‘But unlike four years ago, when most conservatives saw it coming, Tuesday’s result was, for them, an unpleasant surprise’.

‘So many on the right had predicted a Mitt Romney victory, or even a blowout — Dick Morris, George Will, and Michael Barone all predicted the GOP would break 300 electoral votes’.

‘Joe Scarborough scoffed at the notion that the election was anything other than a toss-up’.

‘Peggy Noonan insisted that those predicting an Obama victory were ignoring the world around them’.

‘Even Karl Rove, supposed political genius, missed the bulls-eye’.

‘These voices drove the coverage on Fox News, talk radio, the Drudge Report, and conservative blogs’.

‘Those audiences were misinformed’.

‘Outside the conservative media, the narrative was completely different’.

‘Its driving force was Nate Silver, whose performance forecasting Election ’08 gave him credibility as he daily explained why his model showed that President Obama enjoyed a very good chance of being reelected’.

‘Sure, Silver could’ve wound up wrong. But people who rejected the possibility of his being right? They were operating at a self-imposed information disadvantage’.

‘It is easy to close oneself off inside a conservative echo chamber. And right-leaning outlets like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh’s show are far more intellectually closed than CNN or public radio’.

‘If you’re a rank-and-file conservative, you’re probably ready to acknowledge that ideologically friendly media didn’t accurately inform you about Election 2012’.

‘You haven’t just been misinformed about the horse race. Since the very beginning of the election cycle, conservative media has been failing you’.

‘With a few exceptions, they haven’t tried to rigorously tell you the truth, or even to bring you intellectually honest opinion’.

‘What they’ve done instead helps to explain why the right failed to triumph in a very winnable election’.

‘Conservatives were at an information disadvantage because so many right-leaning outlets wasted time on stories the rest of America dismissed as nonsense’.

‘WorldNetDaily brought you birtherism. Forbes brought you Kenyan anti-colonialism’.

‘National Review obsessed about an imaginary rejection of American exceptionalism, misrepresenting an Obama quote in the process’,

‘And Andy McCarthy was interviewed widely about his theory that Obama, aka the Drone Warrior in Chief, allied himself with our Islamist enemies in a “Grand Jihad” against America’.

‘Seriously’?

‘Conservatives were at a disadvantage because their information elites pandered in the most cynical, self-defeating ways, treating would-be candidates like Sarah Palin and Herman Cain as if they were plausible presidents rather than national jokes who’d lose worse than George McGovern’.

‘How many hours of Glenn Beck conspiracy theories did Fox News broadcast to its viewers’?

‘How many hours of transparently mindless Sean Hannity content is still broadcast daily’?

‘Why don’t Americans trust Republicans on foreign policy as they once did? In part because conservatism hasn’t grappled with the foreign-policy failures of George W. Bush’.

‘A conspiracy of silence surrounds the subject’.

‘Romney could neither run on the man’s record nor repudiate it’.

‘The most damaging Romney gaffe of the campaign, where he talked about how the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income taxes are a lost cause for Republicans’?

‘Either way, bad information within the conservative movement was to blame’.

‘But I expect that it’ll be quickly forgotten, that none of the conservatives who touted a polling conspiracy will be discredited, and that the right will continue to operate at an information disadvantage’.

‘After all, it’s not like they’ll trust the analysis of a non-conservative like me more than the numerous fellow conservatives who constantly tell them things that turn out not to be true’.
From : http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/how-conservative-media-lost-to-the-msm-and-failed-the-rank-and-file/264855/

 

What is wrong with the Republican Party ? – ‘Fox Business Channel Blames Obama’s Victory For Stock Market Dip’

‘After Fox News grudgingly called the election for President Obama early Wednesday morning, Fox Business quickly started hawking the idea that a stock market drop on Wednesday morning was in response to Obama’s victory’.

‘Stuart Varney and Ed Butowsky claimed the decline was because “the takers have taken over” and investors are afraid of tax hikes’:

VARNEY: “Dow Industrial is down 177. That is a sell-off. Is it an Obama sell-off? We’ll discuss. With Obama’s victory, the takers have taken over. The makers are clearly in the minority. Am I right? It’s a sell-off the day after the election, with an Obama second term we’re down 183 points”.
[…]

VARNEY: “And it’s a reaction to the Obama victory”?

BUTOWSKY: “I don’t see anything else except what’s going on in Europe as well”.

VARNEY: “Okay, so stocks down, bonds up and this is largely a reaction to the Obama victory”.

BUTOWSKY: “Without any question in my mind”.

‘In fact, as the Washington Post explained, the market responded positively to Obama’s reelection early in the day, but soon plunged over concerns of the Republican-controlled Congress playing chicken with the upcoming fiscal cliff and a slew of bad economic news out of Europe’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11/07/1156651/fox-stock-blame-obama/?mobile=nc

LONDON — ‘Stock markets plunged Wednesday on concerns that newly re-elected President Barack Obama will struggle to agree on a budget deal with a divided Congress and as Europe’s economic outlook darkened further’.

‘The ease with which Obama secured four more years in the White House — avoiding the uncertainty of ballot recounts, as in 2000 — had buoyed markets early in the day. But as the day wore on, investors grew concerned over the implications of a still divided Congress’.

‘Though the Democrats maintained the presidency and their majority in the Senate, the Republicans remain in command in the House of Representatives. That could lead to a logjam in policymaking, not least over the parlous state of the country’s public finances’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/asian-stock-markets-rise-as-us-winds-down-voting-begins-counting-in-tight-presidential-race/2012/11/06/fd8cc7bc-287b-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html

 

What is wrong with the Republican Party? – ‘Conservatives lambast Romney, vow to take over Republican Party’

I was raised that is if you can’t say anything nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.

Kinda broke THAT rule this election! (GRINS!)

Anyway.

What is right about the Republican Party?

This :

The only problem – we almost never see that.

But if your mantra is ‘No Compromise’, then the only thing you see wrong is that your candidate compromised.

Will this change? How will it change?

Two ‘Conservative’ parties? Or one but torn apart?

In 2016 look for Chris Christie to take the moderate Republicans and Paul Ryan and Rick Santorum to take the ‘No Compromisers’.

‘Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a centrist and hide his principles cost him the presidency’.

“The battle to take over the Republican Party begins today and the failed Republican leadership should resign,” said Richard Viguerie, a top activist and chairman of ConservativeHQ.com’.

“It should have been a landslide if Romney had run as a true conservative,” said Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center’.
From : http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/266649-conservatives-lambast-romney-vow-to-take-over-gop

‘True Conservative’.

Rush Limbaugh –
“Romney is not a conservative. He’s not, folks. You can argue with me all day long on that, but he isn’t”.
From : Rush Limbaugh: Romney Is Not A Conservative
@ : http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/10/12/rush_limbaugh_romney_is_not_a_conservative.html

Eric Erickson –
“Conservatism is already dying. Republicans on Capitol Hill are about to raise taxes on the American people with this Super Committee, but they’ll say they are just “raising revenue,” not taxes. Conservatives will give them a pass as they have on virtually every other major issue. Conservatives keep giving passes to people who shouldn’t be given passes”.
From : http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/11/08/mitt-romney-as-the-nominee-conservatism-dies-and-barack-obama-wins/
@ : http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/11/08/mitt-romney-as-the-nominee-conservatism-dies-and-barack-obama-wins/

Newt Gingrich –
“These are powerful words that can create a clear and easily understood contrast. Apply these to the opponent, their record, proposals and their party”.
“Corrupt”
“Failure”
“Intolerant”
“Liberal”
“Lie”
“Traitors”
From : “Language: A Key Mechanism of Control”
@ : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4443.htm

Grover Norquist –
‘During his presentation, Norquist explained why he believed that there would be a permanent Republican majority in America’.

‘One person interrupted, as I recall, and said, “C’mon, Grover, surely one day a Democrat will win the White House.”

“Norquist immediately replied: “We will make it so that a Democrat cannot govern as a Democrat.”
From : How Grover Norquist hypnotized the GOP
@ : http://www.washingtonpost.com/how-grover-norquist-hypnotized-the-gop/2011/06/30/AGYOUlsH_story.html

 

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