Thursday, July 30, 2009

Obama's Taliban Pow-Wow

Since September of 2001 the United States has been locked in mortal combat with Islamic Jihad. They have been locked in conflict with us since our founding. The war in Afghanistan has been a central front in that war. Afghanistan is a gateway of sorts. It is a gateway to Pakistan in the South, to the Islamic Republics to the North, and to Iran in the West. It has been known as the "graveyard of empires," because even great emporers like Alexander the Great could not control this region.

In September of 2001, the United States was plunged into combat against Islamic jihdists who decided to take their stand in this region. Fast forward to today, it is now 2009. President Obama has taken the reigns of power here in the United States, even as this critical battle continues. Although the Taliban has been driven from power, they have takent he opportunity to regroup and they have formed a formidable military force. Reports from the front, indicate that they have taken to more traditional military tactics, using formations and holding their own on the battlefield.

So the situation has gotten thornier for the United States. So what does our fearless new president do? He wants to come to the negotiating table with the Taliban! I am not saying that all dialogue against an enemy should be cut off. On the contrary, if the Taliban want to surrender, then by all means, let's talk. I am concerned, however, that they will not be the ones doing the surrendering.

This is not leadership on the part of President Obama.

Monday, July 20, 2009

McDonnell Scores Big Endorsement

Bob McDonnell has gained the endorsement of noted entrepeneur Sheila Johnson. Sheila Johnson is the co-founder of BET, a businesswoman, and philanthropist.

In the past Ms. Johnson has endorsed and given money to such notable figures as Barack Obama, Tim Kaine, and Mark Warner.

One thing that Mark Warner was often praised for was his ability to appeal to Republican voters. Bob McDonnell has that same appeal to Democrats. Conservative Democrats know that they can trust Bob McDonnell. They know that he has put forward the best solutions when it comes to addressing Virginia's problems.

Bob McDonnell seems poised to forge a bi-partisan coalition with people like Ms. Johnson, in order to take on Virginia's economic problems. Having a governor who can work across the isle to develop solutions will be a little refreshing.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Shannon Spouts Disdain for Tea Party Demonstrators

Democratic candidate Steve Shannon has just walked off the deep end. He has decided that Cuccinnelli is simply too dificult to face directly. So Shannon has decided to go after the thousands of Virginians who attended the Tea Parties.

This move is questionable due to the fact that many independent voters showed up at the Tea Parties. As someone who supported the concept for the movement; I personally am offended that Steve Shannon would take such a condecending tone towards American citizens who simply wanted their voice to be heard.

Shannon allowed his elitist manner to show through here. He simply cannot stand the common man getting out on the street to demand accountability from government.

Steve Shannon owes everyone who attended the Tea Party events an apology. I would not, however, expect the great Steve Shannon to hear the cries of the little people anyway. Then again, when has Deeds, Wagner, or Shannon ever really listened to the cries of the people of this Commonwealth?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

McDonnell Generating Excitement

As I sat in my car in my local Wal-Mart parking lot today, I saw yet another vehicle with a McDonnell bumper sticker. Earlier I saw yet another McDonnell bumper sticker in the parking lot of my local post office.

While this alone does not cause me to make all conclusions about this election. I have seen many indications that Bob McDonnell clearly has the momentum on his side. He has a solid message, and it seems to be paying off.

Meanwhile, Creigh Deeds continues to use the same stale attacks against McDonnell, but alas, to no avail. Not only is Creigh Deeds using stale attacks, but the national Democratic establishment continues to spout this kind of junk.

Deeds and his allies can have their stale message. I am voting for a real leader.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Thoughts on Sarah Palin's Departure

I have been gone for a while. In that time Governor Sarah Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska. While it is sad that she will no longer be Governor, this decision may be what is best for a potential Presidential run.

First, she will now have a much easier time visiting critical states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. She can also throw her considerable monetary and political weight behind downballot candidates in 2009 and 2010. Bob McDonnell will now have a much easier time scheduling events with Sarah Palin.

Secondly, Sarah Palin can now begin building a national organization to launch a Presidential run. SarahPAC has already hauled in $733,000, since the beginning of this year, $200,000 of which was raised after announcing her resignation as Governor.

Sarah Palin is sending signals that she wants to be President. Since announcing her resignation she has been giving interviews taking President Obama to task on various issues. Her spokespeople have also sent out press releases touting Sarah Palin's stand on national issues.

By resigning, Sarah Palin is stepping up her national game.