Posts Tagged ‘Iowa’

Cruz’s Dirty Tricks

Posted by Troy on 3rd February 2016 in Current Events, Political

I do not believe that Cruz gave the order to mislead the voters of Iowa.  However, by not firing the offending party, he gave his tacit approval to it.  What I find most disgusting is the wholesale defense Cruz supporters have given him on the subject.  They blame it on the CNN report and played it constantly.  They blamed it on Dr. Carson not knowing how to run a campaign.  I listened to that clip so many times.  I never once took it to mean Dr. Carson was leaving.  If they thought Dr. Carson was inept or something, that is truly irrelevant.

So you have two choices here.  Either an inexperienced, young staffer got his hopes up and “ran with it as soon as he heard Dr. Carson wasn’t continuing and didn’t bother to verify the story” or someone in the Cruz campaign saw a chance at plausible deniability.  Honestly, I think it’s the second.  As I’ve always said…no one was fired.  As such, I have to assume that someone has the approval of his superiors.

To those defending Cruz…let me ask…If Trump or Carson or Bush had done THE EXACT SAME THING to Cruz, would you be so forgiving?  I doubt it.  I seriously doubt it.  I like Cruz, but this was a severe display of dishonor.

Long Live the Constitution!

Democrats walk out on gun debate

Posted by Troy on 29th February 2012 in Current Events, Political

Iowa has decided to follow the lead of states like Florida and Georgia which allow their citizens to defend themselves in their own home.  The Democrats were outraged that this debate was not given proper notice and walked out on the debate.  While typically I do not like it when politicians do under the table tactics, I do not believe that my prejudice applies in this case.  It is not as though anyone in that room had never heard of the gun debate in general.  Everyone knows the arguments on both sides.  I would say that the Democrats are upset that they did have a time to whip their members and run inaccurate ads on TV and demand the unions show up on the steps of the capital building.  I won’t even get into the childishness of them walking out of the debate.  They are adults, not children.  You don’t call it quits and walk off when you don’t get your way.  If you really believe in your convictions, you stand and fight.  You shout down hellfire and try your damnedest to bend others to your way of thinking.  As usual, I have no respect for them.

In Florida, they used to have the “Duty to Retreat.”  If someone broke into their home, their duty was to retreat at all costs, not to fight back.  Here is the truth: You have the duty to survive.  As my dad often told me, it is better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.  Why on Earth would anyone be against the Castle Doctrine?  If someone breaks into someone’s home, they are there for no good.  They are there to rob, rape, or murder the inhabitants.  Even if you are against guns on the premise that guns create crime, this is stupid.  The criminal is still going to arm themselves, be it with a gun or knife or baseball bat.  The only people defeating this law protects are people who have broken into another citizen’s home and is there for a nefarious purpose as discussed before.  This is like being anti-war to the point where you instantly surrender to a brutal dictator rather than fight for your freedom.  It goes along with the Amish belief that it is better to die than to do violence to another.  This is a very odd position for Democrats to have since most Democrats aren’t devout zealots.

We are the only country that trusts their citizens to bear arms, as Madison pointed out.

Long Live the Constitution!

Iowa Results

Posted by Troy on 4th January 2012 in Current Events, Political

Now I would like to give my two cents on the results of Iowa:

Romney:  He won by 8 votes after spending a fortune.  If Bachman had dropped out, then he would have lost to Santorum as none of her votes would have gone to Romney.  Despite Ann Coulter and others supporting him, I don’t think he will be the last man standing.

Santorum:  He’s my second choice.  I do think he’s forgettable.  He gives pretty solid answers to questions.  Overall, I like him best of the “Same old, same old” candidates.

Ron Paul:  I would have liked for him to do better.  I think he would do better if they just allowed candidates to discuss their platforms instead of doing debates.  Whenever they ask him a question on debates, it’s about Iran and newsletters and other things that don’t matter.  Really, compared to the impending demise of the dollar and our economy, whatever Iran does is meaningless.  If we go bankrupt, we can’t do anything about them having a nuke anyway.

Gingrich:  I think he may have shot himself in the foot by abandoning his “nice guy” act.  That was the only hope he had.

Perry:  I just think he’s too far down to have any hope.  I also think he’d be destroyed by the media and Obama.

Bachman:  It was her last gasp, and she quit.  I like her, but she’s not meant to be President.

Huntsman:  If you lie down with dogs, you get fleas.  He needs to drop.

I’m predicting Santorum will get the nomination, but I will continue to hold out hope for Ron Paul.  Stranger things have happened.