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