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Date posted - December 23, 2013

The President now cares little about petty politics, transient opinion polls or the vagaries of governing; he sees himself as a change-agent not just in America, but on the world stage. This spring he will give the Israelis an ultimatum: either agree to “land for peace” or suffer United Nations sanctions. As with the Iranian agreement, actual peace and accord is not important, just the appearance and good intentions will be enough to bring acclaim. Just as he was made President of the United States he will be made President of the World Bank where he will advocate a tax and re-distribution of wealth. Hillary will be appointed Vice President and will travel the country trying to fix Obamacare. Democrats will blame health care problems on Tea Party obstructionism, insurance company greed and health provider incompetence. As in the recent budget-vote, the Establishment Republicans will cut a deal that replaces the government imposed rationing of Obamacare with the consumer selected rationing of Health Savings Accounts. For most of the last eighty years the Progressives have controlled the agenda, the economy and campaign funding. However, in 1994 Newt Gingrich gained the support of enough Catholic Democrats and Independents to win 54 seats and gain a majority in the House. Many of these seats were lost in 2006; some were Tea Party gains in 2010; still, as many as 45 seats are within 5% of being Republican gains in 2014. Add these gains to the 60 budget-vote conservatives and we could have a Tea Party majority leading the Republican Caucus and the House of Representatives. Ten of the states where Gingrich achieved gains now have vulnerable Senate Democrats. Tea Party gains in these senate races and in several open Republican races could give conservatives a majority in the Republican Caucus and the Senate. As in 1994, we need Newt Gingrich to recruit House and Senate candidates, coordinate a national campaign and guide the selection of a new leadership in Congress.


Michael McCarthy

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29 Responses to “2014”

  1. Lee Ann says:

    You go to that meeting over at Iowa state Bank, don’t you? You THINK this is what is happening, you don’t know.

    Just like when everybody starts yelling that Obama is going to take away their guns. Its been 5 years, he better start soon, because it would take years to get all these guns picked up. He has no interest in being King of the World. Where do you get your information?

  2. Harriet Oleson says:

    The Tea Party is as obsolete as the “Know – Nothing” Party – oh wait – they are the same thing by name, anyway…. The only role the Tea Party has played is fear-mongering – with the venerable assistance of Fox news.

    • Tim says:

      Harriet Oelson: I knew that side of you would come out sooner or later LOL
      And here I thought you were that little general stores wife, that kept herself so quiet on things in Walnut Grove…NOT. Now don’t take it personal and charge me more next time I come into the mercantile. :)

    • Doug says:

      The ripple effects from the Lie Of The Year, also known as ObamaCare, will be felt well into the new year. Six million policies already cancelled, along with Department of Health and Human Services’ own estimates of 75 million more Americans subject to cancellation. Legislation for the namesake socialist policy passing Congress with zero Republican or Tea Party support.

      Meanwhile, back in yesteryear at the Walnut Grove filming location in Simi Valley, California, we have Mrs. Harriet Oleson being tru to her character in pointing to the Tea Party as “fear mongers”.

  3. John boy says:

    Lee Ann……. The Nancy Pelosi of my 2 Cents.

  4. TM says:

    Can you Tea partyer do anything but complain

  5. Pondering says:

    Instead of gullibly believing in and pledging allegiance to the Obama socialist agenda?

  6. Lee Ann says:

    You guys just don’t get it. This is not a war. Calling someone a Socialist, calling someone a “lib”, calling someone a “con”. THIS IS NOT A WAR! We are all citizens of the greatest country in the history of the world, and we should be working together to make it even better, work on the problems we DO have. We cannot do it with this divisiveness. We can’t do it when we are (all ) trying to get what only we want. We have to work together. If the GOP doesn’t like Obamacare, maybe they could give us some examples of ways to fix it. But they don’t want to try to fix it.

    Until we learn that we have to work together, compromise with “the other side”, nothing will get better. We need to value our country over our own private agendas. Our legislators are working hard for their own agendas. Only when we realize that the best we can do it together. I am hoping for 2014 that things will get better.

    • HappyTimes says:

      Lee Ann,

      To the best of my ability, I will explain the Tea Party!

      1. Most believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
      2. Most believe that the Constitution of the US is the very basis of this country. Oh, by the way, it is the law of the land.
      3. Most believe that Less Government is Better Government.
      4. Most believe that you should pay your own bills.
      5. Most believe that your word, reflexex your Character and is the truth.

      Most believe that “If you want to keep your present insurance plan, you can keep your present insurance plan, Period.” Is a complete Lie!
      Most believe that “If you want to keep your doctor, you can keep your doctor, Period.” Is a complete lie!
      Most believe that the President of the United States, should be above reproach, truthful at all times.

      • Lee Ann says:

        Thank you for the comment. I know the Tea Party. While I agree with some of their ideas, I do not like their lack of Compromise, their “we will give no ground we will never compromise.” Our country was based on compromise between the parties. Nobody can have it all their way.

        • Doug says:

          When you have someone running your company who keeps writing checks that your bank account can’t cash, what do you do?

        • HappyTimes says:

          Lee Ann,

          You must have been out of the country for the past 5 years. Your side has HBO, HR, NP, HRC, and you want to talk about lack of compromise??? WOW!!

        • Happy Times says:

          Lee Ann,

          We need to explain to the President, Harry Reid, Nancy and Hillary your last sentence. Nobody can have it all their way.

        • Happy Times says:

          Lee Ann,

          You last sentence above “No body can have it all their way.”
          If you could get that message to your side, BHO, HR, NP, & HRC, that would be a good start. If Congress doesn’t do it my way, I will by executive order. HR, nuclear option!, Nancy – we have to pass the bill to find out whats in it. Hillary, What difference does it make now whether it was a u-tube video or terrorists. WOW!!

          • sassy says:

            I like partisanship. If the liberals are so wanting of compromise, then they can come on over to the conservative/tea party way! Happy Times’ 5 points above are excellent! Let’s get back to the days when being on welfare was a last resort and only a safety net – and you got back on your feet ASAP and got OFF it! Thankful to have it – but even more thankful to be self-supporting again!

  7. Timmy says:

    If Jesus were alive today the Republicans would hate his teachings. Jesus would be HATED by Republicans. He was for Wealth Distribution (Loaves and Fishes), and Free Healthcare (Healing the sick who were generally poor) after all. Knowing Jesus’ penchant for dealing with hated/corrupt Tax collectors (Zacchaeus), Prostitutes (Mary Magdalene), and other people that were generally rejected by hardcore members of the Jewish faith at the time. He also may or may not have helped a homosexual roman soldier and his partner. Apparently called the Roman Soldier a “man of great faith” if memory serves correctly.
    Matt 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10. So there you go, please stop using Jesus Christ teachings to further your cause when you do the opposite of what he says.

    • Happy Times says:

      Timmy, all I can say to you is that I will be praying for you.

    • Todd says:

      Timmy, loaves and fish was not “weatlh distribution”. He didn’t take it away from those who earned it and gave it to someone else. He provided it through a miracle. He provided “free health care” out of his own generosity. He didn’t take it from someone else. And, he didn’t lie about any of it. I am a devout Christian and somewhat conservative (though far from “right-wing”) and I get tired of hearing how Republicans can’t be Christians. Every Republican that I personally know is all for helping those who can’t help themselves. They are merely against hand-outs for those who can help themselves but choose not to do it. Look at how much was donated to charity by Romney how much Obama dontated. I know alot of wealthy people that donate large sums of money to charity. I am more than willing to donate money to Red Cross, Village Northwest Unlimited, etc. I sponsor a child in Haiti. I believe it is mandated by God to help others who cannot help themselves. I do not recall ANYWHERE in the Bible where it states those who are capable of providing for themselves should receive handouts.

  8. Harriet Oleson says:

    Grover Norquist is as big of a despot and zealot as this country has ever seen – he is practically the founder and director of the Tea Party. Google him to see how much of an impact one man has had on a once reputable Republican Party. You would be amazed at how many have signed his “pledge”. The mere mention to a politician who has signed the “pledge” that Uncle Grover is watching strikes more fear than when you tell a five year old that Santa is watching….. I would hope that an elected representative of the people of the United States would be more akin to voting their conscience or constituents wishes than that of a want to be tyrant.

    • HappyTimes says:

      Harriet, If someone tells you that they are the leader, founder, director of the Tea Party Patriots, they aren’t being totally accurate. The Tea Party Patriots are like minded people that believe in God, the Constitution, smaller government and We The People of these United States. As an active member of the Tea Party Patriots, I can tell you that each and every one is an independent person, each one is a leader in their own right, each one has their own ideas but they just so happen to match with the other members. I have been to a number of state of Iowa meetings of the Tea Party and I can tell you that they come from every walk of life, everyone has respect for each other, and any one of them could lead or moderate the meetings. We don’t call people names, or run down their statements. Even you Harriet are welcome to attend and participate in our meetings.

      • Harriet Oleson says:

        Nels won’t allow me to go…. He says I have too much dusting to do and the sink is full of dishes from the holiday baking.

  9. Rational says:

    People, simply look at the evidence. In 1776, the US government was the smallest government in history. Now, it is the largest empire in human history. The Constitution failed. The political process is flawed at its core and the government grows no matter what party or leader is in power. Any system that is based on the use of force will result in the decline of society. So, it really doesn’t matter what flavor of politics you enjoy.

    Do everybody a favor: Stop being a busy-body and thinking you know how the world should be run or how people should live their lives. Instead, relax and focus on trying to live a good life and be a good person. Be humble and don’t be arrogant. Actually live your values and stop voting for them.

  10. Happy Times says:

    The Constitution is the one saving thing that we have in these United States. The Constitution has not failed. We need to respect this great document and live it.

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