Mitt Romney’s selection of Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) has changed the dynamics of the Presidential race.

W.R. Mead argues this could be a historic election and I am inclined to agree.

We are coming to a point in our nation’s history where some difficult decisions will have to be made regarding the size and role of government.  Over the past eight decades, the system default has been set to “More” and the result has been increased spending.  Along with this, there has been more meddling in economic affairs and greater regulation of commerce.  You could add corruption, lying, and rent seeking to the mix but the end result is what we have today.

$15 Trillion in debt and much more in future obligations.

The time is approaching when this issue will have to be addressed and Romney has chosen now as the time.  Selecting Paul Ryan makes this race a clear choice and gets both sides engaged.  The debate over entitlements has been joined and there will be actions that result from this.  A new era in politics is about start and the Romney Campaign is getting on board.  This is going to get interesting…

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August 29th, 2012 by exurbandoug

Tolerance…for the “correct” ideas

The whole Chick-fil-A storm is illustrative on many levels but perhaps the clearest message it sends is that a percentage of the left does not tolerate diversity of opinion.  Apparently there is one way to believe and act, anything that is opposed to these “tolerant” values (ex. corporation founder’s support of traditional marriage) is cause for protests, boycotts, and spewing invective.  It is ironic and sad at the same time.  Seems like underneath the surface, some harbor tyrranical thoughts regarding opposing viewpoints.

Conform or be cast out?

Rob Bluey over at HotAir nails it in this article, the takeaway is that liberals/leftists only want to debate when they are winning.  On the subject of Gay Marriage, the voters have spoken 32 times and said “no thanks” in redefining marriage.  Whatever you think about this issue, 0-32 is a pretty clear rejection and a certain amount of liberal butthurt is understandable.

Taking all this out on Chick-fil-A is beclowning though.

Its almost as if The New Civility® or Celebrating Diversity™ doesn’t apply to those on the left.  Reasonable people can disagree on this issue without resorting to the silliness we see surrounding this matter.  Those on the left would do well to represent their ideas better next time.

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August 29th, 2012 by exurbandoug

Will the REAL Barack Obama Please Stand Up

By now we’re all familiar with this iconic photo of our President snapped earlier this week.

The mask behind the man

What most people DON’T know is there was another photo taken right after that one, but without the teleprompter in the way.



Finally, we get to see the REAL Barack Obama!

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August 23rd, 2012 by exurbankevin

Jumping to delusions

Hey, remember when Arizona was supposed to be a swing state this year?

Yeah, me neither.

Instead, it’s other states that are swinging against Obama.

Wisconsin and Michigan.

Pennsylvania and Florida.

And every other swing state out there.

There are other states in play as well, but they’re blue states that are turning purple, not red states like Arizona.

I think it’s save to say that the Dems faint hopes for taking Arizona this year are firmly and finally crushed.

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August 23rd, 2012 by exurbankevin

One man’s hate is another man’s yummy, yummy chicken.

P.J. O’Rourke once famously stated:

“Not long after Andrew Ferguson and I met, we were driving down Pennsylvania Avenue and encountered some or another noisy pinko demonstration. ‘How come,’ I asked Andy, ‘whenever something upsets the Left, you see immediate marches and parades and rallies with signs already printed and rhyming slogans already composed, whereas whenever something upsets the Right, you see two members of the Young Americans for Freedom waving a six-inch American flag?’

‘We have jobs,’ said Andy.”

Jobs or no jobs, we’ve definitely proven that if you want conservatives to turn out in force, all you need to do it tell them there’s a chicken sandwich involved in the process.

Or coffee. We show up for coffee, too.

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August 21st, 2012 by exurbankevin

Quote of the Day, 8/2 Edition

“Chick-Fil-A opposes homosexual marriage, right?!

Apparently, they do.  And that is a shame.  However, while I disagree with that stance, I absolutely despise the notion that the government can punish them because of it. “
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August 2nd, 2012 by exurbankevin