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Tennessee Needs a Political “Cage Match”



By Chris

Tennessee Needs a Political “Cage Match”


Those of us in Tennessee have seen nothing short of political waltzes performed for our entertainment.  Occasionally a small spat may arise but then the waltz continues. This show is scheduled prior to elections in Tennessee, and as normal, one must lead and one must follow. Once the show is done we find that the “leader” only has the leadership ability to lead their hand into our pocket.

Time for a revival, of political sense, is on the Tennessee horizon perhaps.  The cage match is about to begin, and lucky for us it is a tag team event.  The announcer yells into the microphone… “In this corner, wearing the blueish red, or maybe reddish blue trunks, are the current title holders”.  Sadly these titles include expanded spending, complete disregard for those they were elected to represent and the safeguarding of the welfare, and occasional warfare state, by the contributing corporations that fuel their re-election campaigns.

The announcer continues… “representing the great state of” (audience thinking -  please don’t say it!) “Tennessee, Alexander, Ramsey and Corker!”. The crowd goes wild, with boos and a chant of “RINO” that is shaking the rafters.

The announcer continues… “and their opponent in the opposite corner wearing red, white and blue trunks, Glenn Jacobs”.  Now the crowd stands and cheers thinking maybe this one time justice for We The People of Tennessee will be served.

Final words for the announcer… “Let’s get ready to rumble!”, and we are!

Glenn Jacobs, also known in the wrestling circles as Kane, is considering a run in political arena.  Although the match with three to one odds are unfair, for the three, due to political regulations Glenn Jacobs can face but one opponent at a time.  In this opening match, titled “RINO Hunt”, should Glenn climb into the ring located a Neo-Con Plaza, Vegas books have Jacobs as a 3:2 favorite despite a slew of early wagers by lobbyists from all corporate and military avenues supporting his potential opponent, Lamar Alexander.  Alexander has his share of supporters, but this is unable to be immediately confirmed until all the lobbyist phone numbers have been collected, called and results tallied.

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Tom Woods explains this scenario rather well.

Glenn Jacobs, better known as Kane, is a smart and likable guy. He’s considering a run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Lamar Alexander in 2014. Alexander is everything one might loathe in a mainstream GOPer — he’s for interventions abroad and at home, which in Joe Sobran’s playful definition makes him a “moderate.”

Note in the article, at the Daily Caller, that Jacobs’ influences are Austrian economists. Ron Paul is routinely made fun of at the Daily Caller — duh, Ludwig von who? — for his supposedly eccentric interests (eccentric meaning they’re not held by Mitt Romney or Ted Cruz), but the Caller seems favorable toward Kane. That’s great; I never gripe when one of our people is treated respectfully. I suppose it couldn’t hurt that Kane could pound a neocon into the ground while doing 20 other things (but since he believes in the nonaggression principle, he wouldn’t).

Then we have this brief video piece from Gary Franchi’s Next News Network.

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Finally, here is an interview that I posted here for fellow Tennesseans and people elsewhere that Gary and N3 held with Glenn Jacobs recently, to get a better understanding of Glenn Jacobs and his thoughts on the issues.

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Folks, should this match come to fruition, and if you have had enough of the lobbyist controlled, Obama supporting, status quo champions of the welfare and warfare state, loving to redistribute your hard earned money to their own special interests, corporate partners and Wall Street, and should you think the great state of Tennessee is long over due for intelligent and responsible leadership, take a look and a listen.  You know what, there might be some hope after all this time!  It may be time to take the blinders off of those who are unknowingly stuck in the political party “box” mentality, thinking that supporting these lap dog politicians is the only choice they have.

Five Nevada R.I.N.O.s Gave Up Last Night



By fuzzkiwi

Ron Paul, GOP, Nevada, RINO,

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). (Laura Segall — Getty Images)


It’s starting to happen. The RINOs among the GOP halls are hearing the bells of Liberty and are beginning to grasp the warning that they must start to hear the call of Freedom or be purged.

In Nevada – they get it. And they left.…

In other states – they will get it. And they will likely leave.

Let’s continue to ROLL!



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The Romney Scorecard: RINO



Romney Scorecard: RINO

September 24, 2009. Updated; October, 2011

“We don’t intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all.”

“A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers. “Let our banner proclaim… and if there are those who cannot subscribe to these [conservative] principles, then let them go their own way.”

Don’t give up your ideals, don’t compromise, don’t turn to expediency — and don’t, for heaven’s sake, having seen the inner workings of the watch — don’t get cynical.” Ronald Reagan


Romney is No Conservative

As we enter the 2012 presidential race, many are questioning why Mitt Romney is being touted as the ‘perceived’ Republican Party leader. Do Tea Party activists, social and fiscal conservatives and other key voting blocks really know who this cat is? If you will permit me…

Maybe it is just hard to understand who Romney is… Mitt’s a flipper. A flopper. Maybe even a full-fledged flip-flopper (unless he reverses an already reversed belief). Unprincipled? Yes. Consistently inconsistent? Yes. Convictions? Questionable. A chameleon? Yes. An opportunists? Seemingly. But, I hate having to guess.

“He can argue any side of a question. And sometimes you think he’s really believing his argument, but he’s not.”Ann Romney, the wife of Mitt Romney

You see. Mitt Romney has a truth problem.

As you compare what Romney stood for in Massachusetts with what he says now, it seems fair to ask, was Mitt Romney telling us the truth about himself then, or is he telling it now? Which leads many to ask the question what he is willing to do to get elected. Would he fabricate the truth? What can be seen cannot be unseen.

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KL South does writes an excellent article with a great depth of detail and many videos that I would encourage all to read, watch and share.  Please follow this link to see the article in it’s entirety:  Romney Scorecard: RINO

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GBTV: Gingrich Character Flaws

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For the record, not a GB fan, as I have seen shows done extremely well (G. Edward Griffin) and many others done for ratings verses information.  This sniplet I thought was worth sharing.

With all of the history lessons we should have learned about the Constitution.

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The End Of The Affair



By Timothy Noah

Jon Corzine’s testimony before the House agriculture committee may mark the definitive end to the Democratic party’s love affair with Wall Street.

Once upon a time, Wall Street bankers were Republicans. Not terribly ideological, they preferred whenever possible a minimum of taxation, regulation, and government in general, but they didn’t make a fetish of it. As the GOP moved right starting in the mid-1960s the east coast Republican establishment began to crumble, and by the late 1980s it was mostly gone. These silk stocking conservatives had been driven out of the Republican party by a social agenda that frightened them, a budget deficit that threatened their livelihoods, and a base that increasingly viewed moderates as RINOs (“Republicans In Name Only”).

By the early 1990s Wall Street was ready to go Democratic. In his new book, Back To Work, former President Bill Clinton writes,

“For every person on Wall Street who resembles the character Michael Douglas played in the Wall Street movies, there are many others who give lots of money every year to increase educational and economic opportunities for poor kids and inner-city entrepreneurs.

“Most of these people are grateful for their success and know that because of current economic circumstances, they’re in the best position to contribute to solving our long-term debt problem and to making the investments necessary to restore our economic vitality. Many of them supported me when I raised their taxes in 1993, because I didn’t attack them for their success. I simply asked them, as the primary beneficiaries of the 1980s growth and tax cuts, to help us balance our budget and invest in our future by creating more jobs and higher incomes for other people.”

In crafting his first budget bill, Clinton was mindful of the bond market to such a degree that James Carville famously complained, “I used to think that if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the President or the Pope or as a .400 basball hitter. But now I would like to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody.”

The Wall Street-Democratic Party love affair came out of the shadows and into the sunlight when Robert Rubin, former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs, became Treasury secretary. The economy was booming, the budget deficit was disappearing, and all was right with the world. The romance deepened through most of the aughts, so much so that in 2010 Rich Lowry of National Review complained, “the Democratic majority was bought and paid for by Wall Street and corporate money.” In 2008 the finance sector actually gave more to the Democrats than to the Republicans, something that hadn’t happened since 1990.

It all started to come apart in the late aughts as Democrats realized that Rubin’s distaste for financial regulation (and that of his deputy and successor, Larry Summers, which was more pronounced) had contributed to the 2008 financial meltdown, in part because Rubin and Summers had outmaneuvered Brooksley Born, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, when she wanted to regulate derivatives. Summers (who wasn’t from Wall Street but was a Rubin acolyte) became director of the National Economic Council during President Barack Obama’s first two years in office and the economy floundered. That deepened the alienation between Democrats and Wall Street.

Passage of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law drove the lovebirds further apart as Wall Street enlisted Republican goons first to weaken the bill (and succeeded in many instances) and then to neuter it by pressuring federal agencies to write regulations that created as little accountability as possible.


Newt Gingrich ~ For The Record



Newt Gingrich

It is with great pleasure that Newt Gingrich is the first Presidential candidate on the never again list. Gingrich is the ultimate political insider. Newt is the establishment. Newt was one of the votes that actually started the department of education, supported the individual mandate and supported the theory of man made global warning. Newt is a globalist. Don’t believe me just take a look at the information below. It is more than enough to make this list.

These videos will explain it all for you:

A great explanation of who Newt really is


Jack Hunter gives you a great analysis of Newt


Gingrich supports the individual mandate

Now for his record:

Newt Bailed out savings and loan institutions in 1991. $40B Bank bailout….

04/02/1987 – He cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine (anti 1st Amendment legislation)

10/22/1991 – He voted for an amendment that would create a National Police Corps.

04/25/1996 – Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion)

04/10/1995 – He supported Federal taxdollars being spent on abortions.

01/22/1997 – Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.

11/29/2006 – He said that free speech should be curtailed in order to fight terrorism. Wants to stop terrorists from using the internet.

Called for a “serious debate about the 1st Amendment.”

02/15/2007 – He supported Bush’s proposal for mandatory carbon caps.

04/17/2008 – Made a commercial with Nancy Pelosi on Climate Change.

09/28/2008 – Says if he were in office, he would have reluctantly voted for the $700B TARP bailout.

12/08/2008 – He was paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.

03/31/2009 – Says we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.

11/15/2010 – He defended Romneycare; blamed liberals

12/02/2010 – He advocates a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.

12/05/2010 – He said that a website owner should be considered an enemy combatant, hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government memos.

01/30/2011 – He lobbied for ethanol subsidies.

01/30/2011 – He suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.

02/02/2011 – He says we are “losing the War on Terror”; the conflict will be as long as the Cold War

02/10/2011 – He wants to replace the EPA instead of abolishing it.

02/13/2011 – He criticized Obama for sending less U.S. taxdollars to Egypt.

02/15/2011 – His book said that he believes man-made climate-change and advocated creating “a new endowment for conservation and the environment.”

03/09/2011 – He blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.

03/15/2011 – Says that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.

03/19/2011 – He has no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage. (Now $7.2T unfunded liability)

03/23/2011 – He completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.

03/25/2011 – He plans to sign as many as 200 executive orders on his first day as president.

10/16/2009 – He angered conservatives by endorsing super liberal Dede Scozzafava.

05/15/2011 – Said GOP’s plan to cut back Medicare was “too big a jump.”

05/15/2011 – He backed Obama’s individual mandate; “All of us have a responsibility to help pay for health care.”

05/16/2011 – He also endorsed individual mandates in 1993 when Clinton pushed Universal Health Care.


Newt Gingrich Completely Changes Position on Libya in 16 Days



A pretty direct hit from ThinkProgress , if you ask me. Here’s Newt Gingrich on March 7, on what he would do in Libya.

VAN SUSTEREN: What would you do about Libya?

GINGRICH: Exercise a no-fly zone this evening, communicate to the Libyan military that Gadhafi was gone and that the sooner they switch sides, the more like they were to survive, provided help to the rebels to replace him. I mean, the idea that we’re confused about a man who has been an anti-American dictator since 1969 just tells you how inept this administration is. They were very quick to jump on Mubarak, who was their ally for 30 years, and they were confused about getting rid of Gadhafi. This is a moment to get rid of him. Do it. Get it over with.

VAN SUSTEREN: And why do you think — you say you think it’s ineptitude is why the pause or there’s different political…


VAN SUSTEREN: … or different diplomacy?

GINGRICH: I think the most generous comment would be ineptitude. It’s also an ideological problem. The United States doesn’t need anybody’s permission. We don’t need to have NATO, who frankly, won’t bring much to the fight. We don’t need to have the United Nations. All we have to say is that we think that slaughtering your own citizens is unacceptable and that we’re intervening. And we don’t have to send troops. All we have to do is suppress his air force, which we could do in minutes. And then we have to say publicly that he is gone, that the military should switch sides now, and we should help the rebels. And if that means getting them weapons or whatever it means, the fact that there’s no more Libyan air power and the fact that the United States has publicly come out for decisively replacing him, I suspect the military will dump him.

Here’s Newt Gingrich from March 23.

GINGRICH: The standard [Obama] has fallen back to of humanitarian intervention could apply to Sudan, to North Korea, to Zimbabwe, to Syria this week, to Yemen, to Bahrain. This isn’t a serious standard. This is a public relations conversation.

LAUER: Do you think Moammar Qaddafi has to go as a result of this intervention?

GINGRICH: Let me draw the distinction. I would not have intervened. I think there were a lot of other ways to affect Qaddafi. I think there are a lot of other allies in the region we could have worked with. I would not have used American and European forces.

Anyone want to try and reconcile these two interviews? It’s not just the flip-flop on intervention — the flip-flip on whether humanitarian needs make the intervention justified or not is breathtaking. Either that’s a standard or it isn’t.

Six Tennessee GOP Lawmakers Endorse Gov. Rick Perry



NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry today announced the endorsement of six Republican Tennessee lawmakers, including Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, State Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown, State Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson, House Speaker Pro Tempore Judd Matheny of Tullahoma, State Rep. Don Miller of Morristown and State Rep. Mark White of Memphis.

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who endorsed Gov. Perry even before he announced his candidacy, praised his fellow legislators for their support.

{CIM Comment: Well, should we drug test them before voting them out of office?  And the worst of this wrecking crew is Ramsey, as anyone from Tennessee should know.  Endorsing a canidate before they are even a candidate, just saying.  It appears that the RINOs have spoken, in one year it will be our time to speak out, with our ballots!  Speaking of candidates, let Freedom ring at the site below :)]

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Ron Paul CAN Win!



Despite the best efforts of the mainstream media and the Republican apparatchik to ignore him or paint him as a kook, Representative Ron Paul can win the Republican nomination.

The MSM is finally recognizing that Paul’s message of liberty, sound money and ending foreign intervention is resonating with a growing segment of the American electorate. How can we tell? Candidates — particularly Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich — are trying to steal his message, indicating it’s not so kooky after all. And no longer do all articles and discussions about Paul’s candidacy include the footnote “but he can’t win” after a mention of his name — although most still do.

RONPAUL2012.COM If you cherish liberty and value freedom, Ron Paul is the only choice.

Paul’s success in the polls has the neocons, warmongers and RINOs in the Republican hierarchy all atwitter. They can’t stand the thought of starving the military-industrial complex, which would cut off their gravy trains. They can’t stand the thought of cutting off the Federal Reserve, which supplies their largess while stealing the wealth of all Americans. They can’t stand the thought of a challenge to their corporatocracy.

Americans now realize — even if the elected elites can’t — that the status quo can’t be continued. Printing more and more money to support unsustainable spending has finally caught up with us. And the people are tired of it. They recognize that Paul is the only politician — in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere — who is saying the same thing he’s been saying for more than 30 years: that an increasingly fascist government and the Federal Reserve are enemies of liberty and financial freedom.

Republican insiders and the media conspired to choose the Republican candidate in every election since 1988: George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush and John McCain. They are trying to do it again with Mitt Romney and Rick Perry — neither of whom is conservative.

Elect Mitt Romney and you’ll have Barack Obama light. Elect Rick Perry and you’ll have George Bush on steroids.

If you want to continue to see your money squandered on military missions that would have our treasure fighting and dying on foreign soil, installing friendly dictators, nation building and imposing systems of government that the people don’t want, then don’t say you cherish liberty. And if you want to continue to sit back and do nothing while your savings are inflated away by the Federal Reserve, then don’t say you love freedom. If you want a government that blatantly violates your 4th Amendment rights in the name of “safety” and dictates what you eat, where you go, what type of light bulb or toilet you can have your home, whether you can protect yourself, how you can invest, whether you have to put harmful drugs in your body and what type of car you can drive, then vote for the establishment candidate. Because all of the candidates in the GOP field, save Ron Paul, will continue the status quo and you will continue to get what you’ve always gotten.

Americans, if you long for freedom, you need Ron Paul. If you seek a real change in the way Washington works, you need Ron Paul. If you quit saying that Ron Paul can’t win, he will. If you will support Ron Paul, he’ll win, despite the MSM and the Republican Party. If you cherish liberty and value freedom, Ron Paul is the only choice.

If he’s not your choice, then stop pretending you want a free America. It’s that simple.

BREAKING: Boehner explains decision to end debt talks



Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner accused the White House of “moving the goalposts” by requesting an additional $400 billion in revenue hikes, a move that he said prompted his decision to call off debt talks with President Barack Obama.

The Ohio Republican said members of Congress now “will work together” – absent representatives from the White House – to reach a deal that involves spending cuts and raising the nation’s debt ceiling by August 2 in order to prevent a default, as the Treasury Department has warned.

“We can work together here on Capitol Hill to forge an agreement, and I’m hopeful that the president will work with us on this agreement,” Boehner said.


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