Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Wrap on the NBC Facebook Debate

So last night after an unusually drab and downbeat article about the ABC debate, I am feeling a little better today. Finally the GOP candidates took on Mitt Romney in several ways that found him defending Gay Rights, Working across the aisle with Democrats, his liberal Massachusetts record, and funding programs for the poor. That being said, after a debate like this where even Jon Huntsman got the better of Mitt Romney if the Mitt train can’t be stopped now, I don’t think it will be.
The good news is that because of Mitt Romney’s huge polling lead in New Hampshire and because it’s his home state, a win here will be essentially meaningless and ignored by the media. If he wins big…it will be expected. If he wins by a small margin and there is a close second place it will seem like a loss for Mitt and a sign that he can’t close the deal. Which means that everything rests on South Carolina.

South Carolina. I’ve never looked forward to a primary so much. Finally, a military state, a conservative state, a state where independents, moderates, and democrats don’t have any influence. It really is a pity that the first in the south state, isn’t the first state. It is really far more representative of the Republican electorate than Iowa or New Hampshire.

However, this is it. South Carolina is the Republicans last stand. This is where we can unite behind a Santorum, a Gingrich, or a Perry. The question is whom do we back. After today’s debate and after his performance in Iowa, I still think it is clear Santorum is the guy. Sure he backed some ear mars, sure he supported George Bush’s Medicare Expansion, but compared to the sins against conservatism of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, he looks like Jesse Helms. And about Perry, well, he really should have bowed out after his poor Iowa showing. He is the Fred Thompson of this race, and we remember that the only thing Fred Thompson actually accomplished during his presidential run was ensuring McCain won South Carolina. A role Perry does not want and should not want to play.

I cannot stress enough that even after a debate like today’s where Mitt was left bruised and bloodied after finally being under attack, that unless the conservatives and tea party unite around one candidate, Mitt will win! Rick Santorum is the Tea Party’s Last Best Hope, and in order to get from here to the nomination, we need more debates like today where the GOP stands up to the Mitt Flopper.

Finally, if you enjoyed watching the GOP Debate today, you will absolutely love the new episode of the Les Dowrey Show! Watch as Les Dowrey takes on the Animal Rights Group, PAMA, and shows how stupid animal rights activists really are! Plus unlike the GOP Debate, it’s only 5 minutes long, not an hour and a half!

Watch the new episode of the Les Dowrey Show here!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Wrap On The ABC New Hampshire Debate

Usually I go candidate by candidate and talk about how they did, but there is no need tonight. If you ever disagreed with the thought that “this is a weak Republican field” you need look no further than tonight’s debate. Weakness was all over that stage, especially when it came to attacking Mitt Romney! I really thought after Iowa and Rick Santorum’s essential “tie” with Mitt that tonight would have played out much different.

Tonight was the night to take Mitt down! Tonight was the night we had a real champion in Rick Santorum! Finally the conservatives and the tea party have a candidate they can rally behind as the “anti-Romney,” but no instead of rally together and take down the biggest threat to the GOP- Willard, the candidates once again decided to tear each other down.

Sure…it’s easy and tempting to take on Ron Paul. With his loony foreign policy beliefs he makes a hell of a piƱata, but what’s the point? He is not going to be the nominee. He is no chance of being the nominee, and so any time taking him on is just wasted time that could be spent taking on the Mitt-Flopper.

Let’s face it there are two viable options for conservatives still- Newt and Santorum. Bachmann’s supporters have to go somewhere, and Perry is just not going to make it. Huntsman is a joke, which is ironic because he is so bad at telling them during debates, but all the same this leaves the GOP primary voters with 3 choices; Newt, Rick, or Mitt.

As I watched the debate tonight I kept thinking to myself is the Republican party really about to nominate the Author of Obamacare as the GOP Standard Bearer. The lover of mandates, the self-confessed Non-Reaganite, the Republican John Kerry, this guy is about to be our nominee?

The only reason I can think this would be is that the base has begun to believe the Mainstream Media and their line of b.s. that Mitt Romney is the most electable Republican. Even if that is the case, are we willing to sacrifice our principle for the sake of winning an election? If that is the case, that is a party I no longer want to be a member of.

The Tea Party should not have come all this way to have a liberal like Mitt Romney be the nominee. If that happens, it will be proof of one of two things; either it is true that the Establishment has won and the Tea Party has lost…or the Tea Party is made up of flip floppers just like Mitt who are willing to do the politically beneficial thing at the politically beneficial moment, no matter what the morals or beliefs are.

Make no mistake, Mitt Romney will lose to Barack Obama. That is why the media is rooting for Mitt. Like it or not, Barack Obama is a man of principle (granted his principles are socialism, cronyism, and political thug tactics), but you cannot deny Barack Obama has a core politicial belief system. Mitt Romney is a chameleon with no principle. Americans at the end of the day will go with the man they know who actually has a “core.” Even if that core is rotten. People respect principle and so should the Tea Party.

Let’s hope tomorrow morning, all the candidates have decided to focus on the two main enemies of Freedom this country now has- Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Conservatives should unite now. Preferably behind Rick Santorum. Because if Mitt wins, conservatives will only have one principle vote left to make- Gary Johnson as the Libertarian Nominee, who is atleast a consistent conservative compared to Willard.

Because the truth is, if you vote for Mitt Romney for President, you will have sacrificed all the principles conservatives stand for and have voted for a Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Marriage, Pro-Global Warming, Anti-Reagan, Anti-Gun, Massachusetts Moderate Pragmatist who will changes his opinions along with the political winds, and look for the first possible opportunity he has to “reach across the aisle” to Democrats and prove he’s a “nice guy.” That’s what he did as Governor of Massachusetts and that’s what he’ll do as President. And you know the saying, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice...well if you EVER and I mean EVER vote for Romney you are already a fool!

Finally, if you enjoyed watching the GOP Debate tonight, you will absolutely love the new episode of the Les Dowrey Show! Watch as Les Dowrey takes on the Animal Rights Group, PAMA, and shows how stupid animal rights activists really are! Plus unlike the GOP Debate, it’s only 5 minutes long, not 2 hours!

Watch the new episode of the Les Dowrey Show here!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

7 Things the Iowa Caucuses Mean...and 3 Things All Conservatives Should See.

7 Things The Iowa Caucus Results Mean, and 3 Things all Conservatives Should See.

1) The Establishment has successfully co-opted the Tea Party.

Iowa is prime Tea Party territory (socially conservative, fiscally conservative, and grassroots oriented). If the voters in Iowa would not stand up to Mitt Romney and defeat the establishment no one will. By convincing voters that a Massachusetts Moderate is most electable against Barack Obama the GOP establishment has won.

2) Old School Politics still work.

Rick Santorum did things the old way, by going out, meeting voters, and persuading them to vote for him. Unlike some of the other candidates who discounted personal appearances in the state in lieu of new media and debate coverage.

3) Rick Santorum is about to face the firing squad.

As the new Anti-Romney, in a long string of Anti-Romney’s, Santorum is about to face the headwinds of Gingrich, Romney, Paul, Huntsman, and Perry all gunning for him on earmarks, voting for a huge government expansion, and endorsing Arlen Specter. The final Anti-Romney candidate will be taken down leaving it wide open for Willard.

4) Ron Paul will never win anything.

With all of his grassroots support, online fundraising, the best ground game in the state, and a disgruntled GOP Ron Paul couldn’t even pull off a second place finish.

5) Michelle Bachmann should just quit.

She says she is going to South Carolina, but to finish so abysmally after winning the Ames Straw Poll is just sad. That’s all- sad.

6) Mitt Romney is going to be the Nominee.

Santorum surged, but he surged too late. Romney is headed into New Hampshire with strong momentum and that will be the one-two punch the media will need to declare him the winner. As soon as that happens the narrative will overtake any chance anyone else has of winning.

7) Mitt Romney will lose to Barack Obama.

I hope you are ready for another 4 years of Obama. When Ron Paul has a chance to beat you, it is not a good sign that you have the support of your base. Add to that, for whatever reason, none of the GOP candidates have really gone after Romney yet. Instead they have torn each other down, playing right into Mitt Romney’s strategy of winning by not losing. Don’t worry… if the GOP won’t go after Mitt’s Flip Flops and John Kerry-like behavior, Barack Obama will be happy to. Look at the history of moderate GOP candidates who have been nominated like John McCain and Bob Dole. Oh yeah, tomorrow John McCain is endorsing Romney for President. That should tell you everything you need to know.

Finally, here are three things all Conservatives Should See.

Les Dowrey Goes to Africa, Episode 1

. Les Dowrey Occupies Wall Street, Episode 2

Les Dowrey vs. Animal Rights, Episode 3

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Newt Romney Obama- See if you can tell the difference....

With the Iowa Caucuses right around the corner and the Republican race getting winnowed down to a few candidates, it looks like the GOP choices are going to come the following-

Mitt Romney- Leading the Polls in Iowa and New Hampshire

Newt Gingrich- Leading the Polls in South Carolina and Florida

Ron Paul- Running a strong second in Iowa and in New Hampshire. Plus he has the money and loyal support base to be in this for the long haul.

and Rick Santorum- That's Right- RICK SANTORUM...believe it or not, the evangelicals and social conservatives have finally settled on a candidate and it looks like between Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, and Rick Santorum, they have settled on Rick. He is currently polling third in Iowa and surging at the right time.

So for conservatives the big question is between Ron Paul (a coo coo bird if there ever was one) and Rick Santorum.

And if you're wondering what's wrong with Newt Romney, I submit to you this quiz.

Click here to see if you can tell the difference between Newt, Romney, and Obama!

This quiz is why I think every conservative out there should rally around the one true conservative left in the Republican race- RICK SANTORUM!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Wrap on the ABC Iowa Debate

A quick look at each candidate and how they performed at tonight’s Iowa Debate courtesy on ABC

Mitt Romney- Couldn’t tell if it was his Fake Tan or if he was just embarrassed after having his hat handed to him by Newt. Despite his best efforts, Mitt seemed uncomfortable, tense, and petty in every case. After hearing his answers on the individual mandate, immigration, and even Middle East relations, it begs the question how is this guy even at 25 percent in the polls? It appears that his strategy of winning by not losing has hit a bit of a speed bump named Newt Gingrich. Also placing a $10,000 bet on stage doesn’t help your “Gordon Gekko” like image.

Newt Gingrich- What can I say about Newt’s performance tonight- Bombastic, Brazen, Bold, take your pick. Newt delivered some great answers particularly when it came to the Middle East and his correct assertions that the Palestinians are an “invented people” and his marital problems in the past. Despite some weak moments like his continued attempts to paint illegal immigrants as anything other than lawbreakers, he had a strong performance tonight, and none of the other candidates were able to lay a glove on him. It’s obvious when it comes to intellectual aerobics Newt is head and shoulders above the rest.

That being said, the Tea Party should remember how quick Newt is to throw them under the bus (Paging Paul Ryan.) Newt has been a climate change advocate, a cap and trade supporter, a supporter of the individual mandate, a TARP supporter, a lobbyist, worked for Freddie Mac, and is the ultimate Washinton insider. Sure he’s a great speaker and wonderful debater, but so was OBAMA and see where that got us!

Rick Perry- Rick Perry continues to be on the rise! He looked great again tonight, avoided any “oops” moments, and had some great exchanges with Romney where he clearly exposed Willard’s biggest vulnerabilities and got the best of him. He still has some issues on immigration, but compared to the false conservatism of Newt and Mitt he looks like Barry Goldwater! The biggest question, is it too little too late?

Ron Paul- The one guy in the room who is equal parts libertarian genius, and crazy man. When it comes to the Federal Reserve and Government over-reach he is usually the only guy on stage that truly “gets it.” When it comes to foreign policy, the Middle East, and his isolationist policies, you just know in your gut that Ron Paul shouldn’t be taking any 3 am phone calls. Tonight was more of the same, but look out because he has fervent supporters and is currently running 3rd in Iowa. He’s got a better ground game than Newt and more enthusiasm than Mitt. Could we be looking at a surprise Iowa Caucus winner?

Michelle Bachmann- Another strong performance! She is clearly the most conservative candidate in the race, especially when compared to “Newt Romney” as she put it. If the Tea Party was serious about shaking up Washington and putting someone in the White House who represented our interest, we would all unite behind Michelle. Iowa, we’re looking at you!

Rick Santorum- Great guy…still just something about him that leaves one uninspired. He continues to give himself far too much credit for his short period of time in the Senate, but overall he had a good performance tonight, not as strong as Michelle Bachmann’s, but a good night.

Overall Take:

After watching Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney turn verbal somersaults all night long I was struck by 3 things-

1) There was enough Flip Flopping on the stage tonight from Newt Romney to give John Kerry pause.

2) Are Newt and Mitt really the best the GOP has to offer?

3) If you’re looking for a true conservative there are only 3 choices left, Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, and Ron Paul. And Ron Paul is clearly senile, so take your pick between the other two.

Finally, if you enjoyed watching the GOP Debate tonight, you will absolutely love the new episode of the Les Dowrey Show! Watch as Les Dowrey takes on the Animal Rights Group, PAMA, and shows how stupid animal rights activists really are! Plus unlike the GOP Debate, it’s only 5 minutes long, not 2 hours!

Watch the new episode of the Les Dowrey Show here!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Wrap on the CNN Debate

The Wrap on the CNN Debate

by Les Dowrey

A quick look at each candidate and how they performed at tonight’s National Security Debate courtesy of CNN and the Heritage Foundation.

Mitt Romney- Dammit! I hate to admit it, but Mitt Romney did very well tonight. His strategy of winning by not losing seems to be working. I have to keep telling myself that Obama was a good politician too, and look how that worked out! I still can’t see why the other GOP candidates haven’t taken more swings at the Front runner. I guess they are saving up all the attacks for Obama in the General, because unfortunately, right now…it looks like Romney is the guy.

Newt Gingrich- If you have ever wondered why Newt’s head is so big- tonight you know…It’s because of his HUGE BRAIN! Newt did awesome tonight…that was until he had a Rick Perry “heartless” moment and wrapped his arms around amnesty for illegal immigrants. Even going so far as calling illegal immigrants “Law abiding citizens.” C’Mon Newt! It was great until then.

Rick Perry- Could Rick Perry be back on the rise? If tonight’s debate was any indication you could be looking at the Iowa Caucus winner. Looked and felt like the Rick Perry conservatives fell in love with. He almost avoided the amnesty entanglement that Newt fell into, but for some reason decided to dive head in when given the opportunity. Amnesty is still Rick Perry’s Achilles heel. At one point, I felt that Newt and Rick should have been wearing sombreros! If he can stay away from that issue, you’re looking at a guy that could still beat Romney!

Herman Cain- Didn’t get enough air time or questions. Handled himself well and avoided any “Libya” moments, but obviously the economy is his thing. Probably the first and only debate he got through without mentioning his 9-9-9 plan. Can’t wait to see him when they get back to the economy debates!

Ron Paul- Ever wonder what Ron Paul was smoking before his debates? Well after his “Legalize it” answer we now know. I honestly don’t know how one guy can be so awesome on fiscal policy and so insane foreign policy. A true split personality that truly makes me wish for a Rand Paul candidacy!

Jon Huntsman- Being that I have no idea why this guy is still in the race at all, I have to give him credit for seeming relevant tonight. That is probably the best compliment I can give him. His “nation building” comments came across as more Michael Moore than Ronald Reagan, and his China love is still a little creepy.

Michelle Bachmann- Should seriously get a second look from the conservative base. A strong performance tonight, and unlike some of the other candidates she stayed focused on the main problem with the country- Barack Hussein Obama! Iowa, do yourself a favor, and take a good strong look at this lady one more time!

Rick Santorum- On paper, every conservative should love this guy, but something about him in debates is just annoying. As always, he came across as whiny, desperate, and dramatically over-stating his Senate career. Either way, he is a still a good guy with no chance of winning the nomination. Conservatives should really look at Bachmann and Cain as conservative alternatives with real potential!

Wolf Blitzer- Receives the douche bag of the night award for multiple awkward moments that included a horribly delivered joke about his name, an long uncomfortable silence during a technical difficulty, and referring to Herman Cain as “Congressman.” All that being said, he is head and shoulders above Scott Pelley or that Witch of a woman Maria Bartiromo.

National Anthem Guy- I know it was a debate, but can we all agree that the guy from Jersey Boys did the Broadway show no favors with his delivery of the Star Spangled Banner tonight? Can you say FLAT?

Finally, if you enjoyed watching the GOP Debate tonight, you will absolutely love the new episode of the Les Dowrey Show! Watch as Les Dowrey takes on the Animal Rights Group, PAMA, and shows how stupid animal rights activists really are! Plus unlike the GOP Debate, it’s only 5 minutes long, not 2 hours!

Watch the new episode of the Les Dowrey Show here!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Episode Synopsis of the new conservative cartoon, The Les Dowrey Show

After proving how worthless foreign aid to Africa was, and teaching them how to fish instead of giving them a fish, Les Dowrey continues to fight the powers of liberalism wherever they may be, which has led him to the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City.

While broadcasting live from the middle of Zuccotti Park, Les Dowrey interviews several of the senseless protestors, only to discover that there is much more than meets the eye at Occupy Wall Street. The protestors are actually an army of unemployed Zombies.

With the help of his faithful sidekick, Captain Sully Sullenberger, and his trusted pet Bald Eagle, Gipper, Les Dowrey rounds up the Occupy Wall Street Protestors and takes them to the one place where there are no brains to eat…The Democrat National Convention.

Surprisingly, the zombies are embraced by the Democrats because after all, Dead people have been voting for them for years…they are just glad that they’ve decided to finally join them at the DNC. While at the new Zombie-filled convention, the Democrats get ready for their keynote speaker Nancy Pelosi, but is it really Nancy Pelosi or just another zombie? It’s really hard to tell…have you seen Nancy Pelosi!
And just like that, once again Les Dowrey saves the day with a good old fashioned conservative solution!

If you haven’t seen the latest episode of the show, be sure to check out the second episode of the Les Dowrey show here!

And if you haven’t seen the first episode of the show yet, be sure to watch Episode 1: Les Dowrey Goes to Africa here!