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Since Romney is headed for a landslide victory, isn’t it time to seek a mandate?

As some conservatives contend, Mitt Romney may well be running a timid campaign, but for a decidedly different reason than did John McCain. Given the disaster that has been life under Obama for the last four years, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee could justifiably assume that the only way he could lose to the incumbent would be to commit a huge verbal gaffe. Sadly, too many of our most prominent conservatives in the media spend too much of their precious airtime talking about polls rather than talking about conservative policy prescriptions an attentive electorate could be persuaded to support.

The level of economic suffering that defines life in these United States today rules out the re-election of the man whose policies have obtained in conjunction therewith. I reject the notion that any construction of 47%-ers, much less an electoral majority of 50% plus one desires to maintain the status quo because it would maximize the odds of continuing a subsistence existence sponsored by Uncle Sam’s taxing of the rich. Too many Americans tasted the American Dream of entrepreneurship over the past 15 years for a majority to give up.

In short, the mainstream media polls are a lie, as verified by history; James Carville’s economy, stupid maxim; party registration trends; un-skewed group polls; and the gray-haired lady in the second row of Southern Baptist Church choirs. Are conservatives going to spend the whole election season gnashing their teeth over the latest reports of the death of the Romney/Ryan campaign?

Not this one.

We now have an attentive electorate that has just received 3 and 1/2 years of data once again proving the failure of liberal Democratic Party economic policies. Shouldn’t we seize the reins that Bohners and McConnells have refused to employ to further educate Americans hungry for an answer to their economic malaise? What else do we live for!

Now is the time for conservatives to sing the praises of Buckley, Reagan and Ryan.

The first stanza is about a bubbling crude, oil that is, Black Gold, Texas Tea. You know, the stuff that made a middle class possible. The stuff that empowers soccer moms, NASCAR dads and anyone desiring to travel from point A to point B. The incumbent is on tape declaring that:

We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

Americans grounded in their homes by high gasoline prices don’t care if other counties say “OK”, kiss my butt, or alahu akbar. They want to go from point A to point B in their car and still have enough money left to buy Le Sueur peas when they get to the grocery store. Mitt Romney wants to unleash Americans to extract American resources and raise their standard of living and to hell with what other countries say.

The second stanza amends the Endangered Species Act to value the private sector human species over the government bureaucrats whose taxpayer-funded salaries depend upon killing jobs to protect rats and snail darters. Let’s let some lawyers be furloughed from their licensed monopoly to fend for themselves in the non-licensed level playing field where the quality of the product one sells determines their lot.

The third stanza eschews appealing to Americans based upon skin color, genitalia, and who one wishes to have sexual intercourse with. You think the replacement referees in the NFL are a travesty? Our government’s main duty, after defending us against enemies abroad, is to be a neutral umpire enforcing  due process and equal protection under the Rule of Law rather than granting favors to a new type of aristocracy replacing the one we fought a war of Independence to rid ourselves of.

Aren’t we tired of the tired and meaningless language of whose “winning” and “losing” today and everyday based upon land line telephone calls from someone named Quinnipiac? Does it ever occur to anyone that whoever wins was always in the process of winn-ing? Does it ever occur to anyone that actual votes and not what people say to Rasmussen in September actually determines to whom we entrust the nukes and the making and enforcing of laws?

It does to this rooster and after announcing dawn each day, we tire of vacuous babblings that elevate irrelevant people that build nothing. Aren’t we conservatives because we revere actual achievement and desire laws that foster it.

I thought so, so why not actually use the precious little time we have on this earth advancing that. Just saying and more later.

Mike DeVine

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

Editor – Hillbilly Politics

Co-Founder and Editor – Political Daily

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Mike gamecock DeVine
A trial lawyer for two decades in South Carolina; owner of Ati Vista LLC since 2002 now associated with Lupa Law Firm; VP & Counsel for Buddy Allen Roofing & Construction Inc. since 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia; and a freelance writer, DeVine was the conservative voice of the Charlotte Observer from 2006-8 and has been the owner of since 2009.


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  1. No one is talking about it, but I would like to see the 1974 Budget Control Act repealed as well as the 1918 Debt Ceiling Act repealed. Gov. Perry has utilized zero based budgeting in Texas, and Gov. Cuomo wants to but won’t say it in New York. Eliminate the automatic EZ increases in spending.

  1. No one is talking about it, but I would like to see the 1974 Budget Control Act repealed as well as the 1918 Debt Ceiling Act repealed. Gov. Perry has utilized zero based budgeting in Texas, and Gov. Cuomo wants to but won’t say it in New York. Eliminate the automatic EZ increases in spending.

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