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Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Rundown for August 25, 2012

Join Rick Bulow and Patricia Baber as they talk about the issue with Todd Akin and the Missouri Senate race. They will also talk about the Connecticut Senate race and also the Republican National Convention. Also along with the Republican National Convention there is a tropical Storm in the Atlantic named Isaac which might cause some turmoil for the Convention. All that and more including your calls.
Come join us at 12:30 PM Eastern, 11:30 AM Central for fun and frivolity. The chatroom will be open 30 minutes before at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/08/25/red-right-and-blue so do come in and join the preshow talk and chatter. The phone number is 718-305-7176 and you can also Skype in as well. As soon as the show starts, just scroll to the top of the page and click the S button next to the phone number. Then follow the directions and you are instantly in the queue.
Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Hell, tell your enemies. This is going to be one rocking show and remember, today you get 3 hours of fun and frivolity that can ONLY be found on Red, Right, and Blue!

Election 2012: ALL 50 states are up for grabs

I have mentioned on Own The Narrative a few times, as well as on Facebook and Twitter, that based on Fast and Furious, ObamaCare, and Sandra Fluke that all 50 states are up for grabs. Oh sure there will be states (like California, Illinois, and New York) which will vote for Obama but the key is by HOW MUCH Obama will win by in those states. Many people have told me that Romney should write those states off as unwinnable but I feel that if he holds Obama to within a single digit margin in those states, then it will be a victory for him. The key will be whether it will be a moral victory if Romney gets the 270+ electoral votes (I say Romney will get 326 or 327, Titan92 of Own The Narrative says 316, and Hey_Sherm also of Own the Narrative says 320) or a pyrrhic victory should Obama somehow win a second term.

According to an article by Colorado University, which I will get into later in the show, all signs point to a Romney landslide with 320 electoral votes for Romney with 218 for Obama. Though the study mainly focuses on the Electoral College, the study also said that 52.9% of the popular vote will go to Romney as opposed to 47.1% for Obama. This just leads more credence to my theory about all 50 states being up for grabs, especially as in the article it says that Romney will win all the swing states Obama won in 2008.

Those signs which point to a Romney landslide focus mainly on Jobs and the Economy. There are no social conservatism issues mentioned in this study at al. The reason for that is because social conservatism loses elections, and we are definitely seeing that with the Todd Akin v. Claire McCaskill race in the Missouri Senate race. Akin had a 10 point lead until last Saturday when he mentioned the thing about “legitimate rape” and then it saw the polls shift to McCaskill leading by 10 points in the span of 3 days, leading to the Cook Report stating that Akin is unelectable and that the Missouri Senate seat will remain unwinnable to Republicans as long as Akin stays in the race.

Outside of the Missouri Senate seat, I am confident we will keep the House, take back the Senate AND win the White House with Romney. And with that in mind we have to all we can to make 2012 a Republican victory.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Paul Ryan is a perfect pick by Mitt Romney

I would like to start this editorial by playing this video from Afterburner with Bill Whittle entitled “A Great Way to Win and Lose”:

 

Whittle hit it on the head. Mitt Romney had made the PERFECT decision in selecting Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential pick. Paul Ryan is young and smart, two things which liberals do not like. This pick also scares liberals because this race will focus on the main issues of jobs and the economy and not the shiny objects. Also, as Ryan had said during one of his speeches, “We want this debate about Medicare. we NEED this debate about Medicare.” Ryan is exciting and has done what Obama and the Democrats had not done in 3 years: produce a budget.  In picking Ryan, Romney has galvanized the Conservatives and made this race exciting. Now it is our turn to do what all we can do in order to make Obama a one-term president.

Rundown for August 18, 2012

Join Rick Bulow, Becca Lower, and Tricia Baber as they discuss Biden’s gaffes, the featured speakers for the Republican Convention, Paul Ryan’s “homecoming” to Ohio, and more.

All this, including your calls, will be on Red, Right, and Blue today as we continue our early time of 12:30 PM Eastern, 11:30 PM Central. The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/08/18/red-right-and-blue will be open 30 minutes before the show so people can get ready for the show. And there are many ways you can get involved in the show as well. One way is the chatroom, another way is to call in to 718-305-7176 or by Skype, and another way is to use the hashtag #RedRightBlue if you are on Twitter. Come engage the conversation and enjoy the fun and frivolity that can only be found on Red, Right, and Blue.

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Jefferson, I think we're lost..."


guest post by Becca Lower

It was strange to read today, in The Hill, that some think that the Paul Ryan pick was
"The Announcement Without a Bounce: Romney’s Choice Falls Flat.” Have they talked to people in Ohio? Not only did Ryan get some encouraging greetings from Ohio seniors on Wednesday, on his way to the Miami of Ohio event, but here's the line of people waiting to get into the Engineering Quad where he was set to speak (Note: all images are by me, and are clickable to enlarge):





It took about an hour to move from the edge of the Millett Hall parking lot to the gates. That was just enough time to finish our provisions (trail mix, cut-up veggies, day-old restaurant tortilla chips) and to chat with a man who happened to be down from Cleveland moving his underclassman son into his Miami U. dorm. Oh yes, it was early move-in day, too. So you had political junkies like Robert Stacy McCain and me from points east and south (I'm from Butler County), alongside frantic and lost mothers and fathers from all over. I overheard a man speaking to the Clevelander who'd come from somewhere in Kentucky-- roughly the same five hour distance, just from the other direction.
Ohio plate seen while waiting in line for the event

The two stories, seeing Ryan and meeting Stacy McCain (writer of The Other McCain blog), can't be separated. I can't imagine the experience of Wednesday without either part. And really, McCain's story couldn't have served as a better counterpoint.

We got acquainted during the primaries somewhat by accident. He contacted his friend and fellow blogger Lisa Graas, the week before the Ohio contest (March 6th). He happened to be in Ohio visiting family, and hoped to mingle with some Rick Santorum supporters as we watched a debate. Although that meet-up didn't work out, we did have a good, twenty minute phone call.

Then in late May, just days after Stacy and his family were forced to go into hiding because of the actions of Brett Kimberlin and his cohorts, he showed up (in the second or third radio interview in as many days) to tell his story on Texas or Busted TV, which I'm lucky to be a part of. (Update: He appeared on May 22:
http:// static.ownthenarrative.com/media/1/1/5_22_12-2.mp3)

And then, early Wednesday, Stacy started tweeting and blogging about his surprise stop in Oxford, Ohio, to catch Paul Ryan. The opportunity of a meet-up, this close to home, was too good to resist. I quickly left a comment at his blog and at Facebook.
                           
Note the clever placement of this OH candidate's campaign banner.
Paul Ryan
                                                 

Post-event scrum for Ryan photos and handshakes

A close-up of my autographed "MATH" poster











After the event, I called Stacy's cellphone. He picked up on the third ring. Some locals were taking him to have his first taste of Cincinnati chili, at the Skyline Chili parlor on High Street.

I met Stacy in the space between the restaurant's two doors. He was ducking out to take a phone call. But he pointed to a back corner booth, which was full of people. Two of them were members of a local TEA party, Liberty Township. It's under the same umbrella as our town's group. In fact, my mom and I attended a great, Fourth of July event that they presented this year. Also sitting in the booth was a red-headed thirteen year old named Jefferson.

You might call him the other, Other McCain. He's Stacy's son. On my last blog, I mistakenly described him as "irascible."  He is precocious, though. After Stacy returned from his phone call, we were bantering about the number of attendees at the event. The kid guessed (it was more of a statement, really) that there were 10,000 people. He may have a future in PR. It was closer to 2-3,000.

You expect someone who writes like Stacy does to do a little ranting about politics. He did that. But there was something I didn't expect somehow. He's a hugger, not a handshaker. To emphasize a point, he'll lightly rest his hand on your arm for a moment. It was a nice surprise.

After Skyline, our group walked back down High Street, toward the parking lot. I didn't get the full story on the McCain family's trip to Oxford, but there was something about getting lost. So as Stacy and I said our farewells, my mom went over a loaner Ohio road map with Jefferson. But as we pulled away, their car didn't head in the right direction at all. Less than a block away, their car had stopped. We caught up to them, then led them to the highway.

(The title refers the R.E.M. song "Little America," from their 1984 Reckoning album. Per the wiki, "The song's (and album's) last line [is], "Jefferson, I think we're lost.")

Addendum: " Paul Ryan’s Nerd Wave — Wassup!" The second picture was from this Miami of OH event... LOL, @Ali.http://viralread.com/2012/08/16/paul-ryans-nerd-wave-wassup/

Also: "Little America"- R.E.M.
From Showtime's Rock of the 80's - Recorded live at the Palace - Los Angeles, CA - 1984 - R.E.M. : Michael Stipe - Lead Vocal Instrument; Peter Buck - Guitar; Mike Mills - Bass/Vocals; Bill Berry - Drums/Vocals











Thursday, August 16, 2012

Do the Math

Guest blog by Becca Lower



So as to not to overdo things, I'll have another blog on the Rep. Paul Ryan event tomorrow. Or tonight, if there's more insomnia like last night-- it's not every day that you shake the hand of the future VP.

The “math” poster, which R. Stacy McCain mentioned and pictured in his blog today, was the brain-child of David Burge (Twitter: @iowahawkblog; url: http://iowahawk.typepad.com/). I first heard of it earlier this week, when Breitbart News' Larry O'Connor saw it in his Twitter timeline during a commercial break. He nabbed a fill-in gig, all this week, for Chris Stigall on a huge, Philadelphia AM station. (You can also hear him on certain Saturdays on DC's WMAL; follow @larryoconnor for details.) A quick scan of Twitter and I found the image, too.

Yesterday, on my way to Oxford (home of Miami of Ohio), I was kicking myself that I hadn't brought anything better for Rep. Paul Ryan to sign than a clipping from that morning's Cincinnati Enquirer. Then it hit me. Since our local library is in the same system as Oxford's, I could pop into that branch with my library card and print the “math” image off my email.


After Ryan's speech, I braved the scrum for handshakes, photos and autographs. It wasn't a polite rope line like you'd see at a typical, GOP event (a Lincoln-Reagan dinner, for example). No, this was more like the stage being rushed at a rock concert. Ryan's a rock star, even in the level-headed Midwest. We think fiscal sanity is sexy.

Ryan had a black, permanent marker already, so shoving the picture at him was all I needed to do to get an autograph. It was unclear from his expression if he looked at the poster at all, but others in the throng liked it. After a couple seconds, I realized that he hadn't moved far along the way. (He's stopped for a photo.) So I reached out my hand, and he shook it. I wished him good luck. He said thank you.

The story behind meeting up with blogger extraordinaire Stacy McCain and his irascible thirteen year old, Jefferson (and others), will have to wait. But here's proof that McCain is on the right side of the Force.




The trifecta of Cincinnati culture, all in one night: conservative politics, Reds baseball (Mike Leake on the tv in the background, throwing a complete game) and Skyline chili.

Robert Stacy McCain and me


 more photos tomorrow...
Update: H/T to J.d. Bryden for the info about IowaHawk.

UPDATE: Read more of this story here. And also, thanks to the very generous R. Stacy McCain for the mention.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Rundown for August 11, 2012

Join Rick Bulow and Patricia Baber today for a SPECIAL start time of 12:30 PM Eastern for a 3 hour show. Today is full of wonderment as Romney has made his VP pick and they will discuss that. They will also speak on the whole Delphi situation and more including your calls.

Come join us at 12:30 PM Eastern, 11:30 AM Central for fun and frivolity. The chatroom will be open 30 minutes before at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/08/11/red-right-and-blue so do come in and join the preshow talk and chatter. The phone number is 718-305-7176 and you can also Skype in as well. As soon as the show starts, just scroll to the top of the page and click the S button next to the phone number. Then follow the directions and you are instantly in the queue.

Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Hell, tell your enemies. This is going to be one rocking show and remember, today you get 3 hours of fun and frivolity that can ONLY be found on Red, Right, and Blue!

An open letter to ALL Registered Republicans (Pre-Convention speech)

Dear all Registered Republicans,

Here we sit at 85 days from the November 6 General Election (as well as 16 days away from the start of the Republican Convention) and yet here we are still griping and complaining over something which we absolutely, positively CANNOT change. Instead of whining that our “preferred candidate” (whether it be Herman Cain or Newt or Santorum or even Ron Paul) is not the nominee we CAN get behind Mitt Romney (who IS the nominee) and do whatever it takes to get Barack Obama out of the White House in November.

For all intents and purposes, the primaries were over with back in April when Romney got out to that early lead, which meant that he was able to coast all the way through until the last Tuesday in May, when the primary in Texas put him over the top of the 1144 delegates needed for the nomination. It was also in April when he focused primarily on where the target of all of our disdain and degradation SHOULD be, that being on Barack Obama’s failed policies and no positive record. It SHOULD have been back in April when we all needed to coalesce behind Romney and focus on Obama. Instead, we have been spending the past 4 months griping about how “fixed” the primaries had been and also about how “unelectable” Romney is. That is NOT a way to take America back in November. Rather, that is a way of taking your ball and going home just because you are not willing to play by the rules and want things YOUR way!

Now I admit I am also upset that my candidate (first Herman Cain and then when he was forced out on December 3, 2011, due to some false accusations by some women who I like to term as “one-hit wonders” because they were ONLY out to harm his successful campaign, Newt Gingrich) is not the nominee. HOWEVER, I am not one to complain about it because it does nothing but derail me from my overall purpose of ensuring that Obama is defeated in November. Let us put our differences about who is the best candidate to defeat Obama in November and actually get behind the one who the PEOPLE chose OVERWHELMINGLY to go up against Obama.

We would do well to heed these wise words from great historical figures:

    • A house divided against itself cannot stand – Abraham Lincoln (spoken in 1858 at the acceptance of the Republican nomination for the United States Senate, quoting the Bible)
    • Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste and any city or house divided against itself shall not stand – Jesus Christ (found in the Bible in Matthew 12:25, which Abraham Lincoln quoted above)
    • We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. – Benjamin Franklin (said at the signing of the Declaration of Independence)

IF we do not get behind Mitt Romney between now and the Convention, then we might as well kiss this country goodbye because we are playing RIGHT INTO Obama’s hands. He is sitting up there in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (commonly called the PEOPLE’S White House but now is Communism Central) just rubbing his hands as America burns. And why is America burning? Because WE THE PEOPLE are fighting amongst ourselves instead of taking the fight to Obama and the Democrats WHERE IT TRULY BELONGS. We are also letting Obama dictate what should be talked about (the social issues, the tax records, all the things which my good friend Titan92 of Own The Narrative considers “shiny objects”) and not what are TRULY IMPORTANT. (the 8.3% REPORTED unemployment rate, the 15% REAL unemployment rate the 40+ months of unemployment over 8%, the millions of people leaving the workforce, the $16T of debt, the fact that the Democrats in Congress have not passed a budget in almost 1300 days)

If you TRULY want to save America, then you will get behind Mitt Romney no matter what your principles or beliefs are and get Obama OUT of office. Otherwise, as Andrew Breitbart had said back at CPAC in February of this year, “if you're not in that bunker 'cause you're not satisfied with this candidate, more than shame on you. You're on the other side.” As a matter of fact, let me play that clip.

I said it before, and I will say it again: “IF we do not vote for Mitt Romney in November, then this WILL be our future during an Obama second term

As was mentioned by Joshua after the initial conquest of Canaan (found in the biblical book of Joshua 24:15) “[And] if it disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today who you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River; or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” That verse is also applicable today. If it is disagreeable in your sight to vote for Mitt Romney, choose for yourselves today who you will vote for; whether Obama who has led America into the hell it is in; or the other minor candidates who will only serve as a front for Obama this year; but as for me and Conservative Nation Radio, we will vote for Romney.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Rundown for August 4, 2012

Join Rick Bulow and Becca Lower on the show today as they bring the news of the week from a common citizen’s point of view. This week there was a plethora of items in the news up for discussion. Chick-Fil-A was in the news on two separate occasions, first for the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day held on August 1 and the aftermath (like the firing of a business executive after he harassed a Chick-Fil-A employee which went to YouTube and many took it viral) and then the Gay and Lesbian Kiss-In on August 3. Plus, the July Jobs Report came out yesterday and it does not look good for the Democrats or Obama’s chances come November. Also today is Barack Obama’s Birthdate so you can be sure that Rick will have a lot to say about that.

All that and more on Red, Right, and Blue today. Come join us at 1:30 PM Eastern, 12:30 PM Central on BlogTalk Radio. The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/08/04/red-right-and-blue will open 30 minutes prior to the show so people can get settles and also invite their friends to come join the show. Also, we encourage people engaging the conversation, so please call in to the show. The phone number is 718-305-7176 and you can also use Skype to call in as well. Just click on the Skype insignia that will pop up next to the phone number at the top of the page and follow the instructions. After the introduction comes up from the BlogTalk Radio announcer, press 1 and then you will be on the air. Come join the fun and engage the conversation in the chat, on the phone, and also on the Twitters. Just use the hashtag #RedRightBlue to interact.

We are at the Two Minute Warning in America now

Let me start by playing a short two minute video which was played earlier in the year

This video by Clint Eastwood (shown during the Super Bowl in February) makes a statement that it is halftime in America. Now I will take it one step further and say that right now we are at the two minute warning in America. The Republican and Democrat Conventions (coming up the last week in August and the first week in September respectively) are what I will consider for all intents and purposes as the two minute warning, with the mid-term elections being halftime. The breakdown I have is as follows:

  • First quarter – the inauguration of the Congress and then the President
  • Halftime – the Mid-Term elections and the inauguration of the subsequent Congress
  • Two minute warning – the Conventions
  • End of game – the election until the inauguration of the Congress

At halftime we had changed the course of the Congress when we won the House of Representatives in 2010. Granted we failed to get the Senate, but at least we put the stop to the total overhaul of the country into overt Socialism. We need to keep that edge up until November and beyond. We need to reclaim the Senate and get rid of Obama.

Right now the Democrats appear to be playing a prevent defense. For those of you who do not follow football, a prevent defense is usually done to prevent the opposing team from completing a long pass in order to win the game. So in a sense they are giving the opposing team the short play and also prevent them from getting to the sidelines so they can keep the clock going. Obama, Reid, and Pelosi are throwing all of these minor issues out there (abortion, gay marriage, Mitt Romney’s tax returns, Occupy Wall Street, Romney’s gaffes, etc.) out there as a way to deflect from the main issue of jobs and the economy. They are our form of the short passes for now as a way of throwing the Democrats off target and then when November 6 comes around, they will not know what hit them when they lose because they hang their hats on all of their main issues.

As famous NFL analyst John Madden once said, "All a prevent defense does is prevent you from winning." I will go on record now and say that all the minor issues the Democrats throw out there will prevent them from winning in November. May each and every one of us keep the eyes on the target of the White House and Congress in November and take it back with the ammo of jobs and the economy.