Saturday, November 6, 2010


Todd Rundgren once recorded a song entitled “Swing To The Right,” way back in the early eighties, and it was released on Utopia’s seventh album of the same title.

Swing to the right
Try to face the fact that I ain't that young no more
Hair's short again and a suit is in,
Better brush up on how to tie a Windsor knot
Swing to the right
Credit's hard to find and a dollar doesn't go so far
What's more important when the count comes in
A sell-out who's alive or a corpse that can't be bought?

As good friend Stephen T. McCarthy observed on his “Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends” blog, the pendulum has swung right once again.

Change we can believe in!

Or not.
According to the famed high-brow newspaper that is the Airheadzona Repugnant, many people are blaming Tea party-backed candidates for losing Senate seats held by Democrats that the GOP had big hopes of capturing.

The Republic describes GOP leaders “muttering that …tea party activists…hobbled the GOP's outside shot of running the Senate.

The same brilliant political minds state that Tea partiers largely spurned establishment candidates in the GOP primaries and helped nominate Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, Sharron Angle in Nevada and Ken Buck in Colorado.

The implication being that all three lost on Tuesday and it’s those darn Tea Partiers’ fault.

Now help me here. Explain it to me like I am a five year old.

Aren’t the Tea Partiers American people?

And isn’t the whole point of the election that the American people get to choose a candidate?

Explain to me, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele, why the GOP did not embrace these candidates?

Why is it that party leadership is being critical of its party members rather than listening to the message they sent you?

The message is, if you did not get it, we’re tired of the same old song and dance!

The GOP was very clear that they would not support O’Donnell, so in my opinion, they alone are to blame for her loss.

And not only that, but they had a DUTY to represent the candidates chosen by their constituents, and they chose not to do their duty.

Instead, they try to force feed us RINO’s (Republicans-In-Name-Only) like Arizona’s John McCain, who tells you exactly what you want to hear to get a vote.

McCain ran for President saying he “knew how to get Bin Laden.”


If he knew, why wasn’t he going public with that intel for the previous seven years?

Didn't he have, I don't know, a DUTY TO HIS COUNTRY as a member of the Senate to track down this terrorist who led an unprovoked attack on our shores?

Sorry, but that statement either makes him, senile, a liar, or a traitor.

And now he ran for his Senate seat (even though all he had done for two terms was campaign for the Presidency) saying he would be “tough on immigration.”

Hmm…wasn’t this the same guy who has been on record as supporting amnesty for a couple of decades?

Explain to me how simply telling everyone who came here illegally that they are now legal is “tough?”

It seems to me, it encourages illegal border crossing if you know all you have to do is stay under the radar for a few years and you’ll get a free pass.

I won't even go into how McCain waffled on our policy on torture and voted for the bailouts that mortgaged your children's futures and send us careening inot Marxism at an unprecedented pace.

I’ve stayed registered Republican so I can vote in primaries, because they sometimes do have good candidates.

Those of you who are represented by Ron and Rand Paul, you are lucky.

If Arizona real estate was not in the toilet, I’d sell my house and move to Texas.

Sadly, most good candidates do not make it past the primary.

This time a few did.

And the GOP abandoned them.


Why would they do such a thing?

Stephen said it best on his blog-“ overall, it’s like deja-1994-vu all over again.” He even said it better when he says, ‘The Democrat and Republican party – one party pretending to be two in order to give you “a choice”.’

And the real power in the US is pulling both parties' strings.

Instead of ignoring the Tea Party candidates, the GOP was OBLIGATED to embrace them.

They did not.

Maybe they think this strategy will get people “back into the fold” for 2012.

They can write off my vote, unless they shock the hell out of me with a Ron Paul/Rand Paul ticket.

I hope that the Tea Partiers follow suit, and give serious consideration to Constitution and Libertarian party candidates.

Stop blindly voting the party line. Do that and they win.

Join me in being “Republican In Registration Only.”

And Arizona, please-can we vote out McCain next time?

Are you really going to let this lemon die in his seat?

Either a shot of McCain being tough on immigration
 or of him dying in his Senate seat...I am not sure which


  1. Hi, recommended by Stephen McCarthy here.

    LOL - McCain the RINO, as IF he had a chance? As to the senate: "The Republic describes GOP leaders “muttering that …tea party activists…hobbled the GOP's outside shot of running the Senate.”

    No one EXPECTED to win the senate right NOW. We didn't start the Town Hall meetings and we didn't start sending tea bags to our legislators because we wanted to rule the freaking senate TOMORROW. This grassroots revolution started the same way the homeschool movement started - ground UP. We fought and we WON and we will keep fighting. THAT is the point. Jeesh.

    By the way, I can not STAND MeeeeeeeGhan McCain - who has made her living on being the daughter of a famous man who does nothing but slam her own "party". Interspersed with "My dad rules!" posts. No, MEghan, you suck and your dad sucks. As Coulter pointed out, Goldwater wasn't our man, Reagan was. McCain wasn't our man; Palin was. Oh and Michelle Bachmann. I love her.

  2. You said a lot there and not much more for me to add.

    If I could sell my house in California I might move to Texas too--or somewhere.

    Tossing It Out

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Annie. I am hoping people keep on taking action for real change-if the Republican party won't respond to its members, I hope the members vote with their feet.

    We need a little outrage in this country!


    I hear ya on the home sales front. I gave a lot of thought of selling when AZ was near the peak. For some reason, Texas real estate never seems to have much in the way of peaks and valleys, and I'd have netted enough to pay cash for a home in a pretty nice neighborhood in Austin.

    Which is a good city for music, so I kick myself daily.


    Hey, thanks for the plug(z)! That's well appreciated.

    Gotta tell ya, man, I think the yellow text works very well against the black background as a way of indicating quoted passages or articles. Also, the way you've been putting the comments of others in italics works very well too, as a way of separating the opinions of others from your own. I think you've hit upon a good format.

    Also, I loved the way you used the photo of the puppeteer with his puppets but superimposed the name "Council On Foreign Relations" over his face. That's EXCELLENT! The next time I see you, you'll need to explain to me how you were able to do that. (You know me and computers - even the simplest trick appears almost magical to me.)

    I'm glad to see that Anniee visited your blog. She and I had been trading blog comments for awhile until she stopped blogging for close to a year. But now she's back, and I told her about your blog, thinking it would be something she'd find worth checking out.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

    I forget to add this:

    Your line - (playing on the R.I.N.O. acronym) - Join me in being “Republican In Registration Only” was great.

    The line was great, but to carry it one step further, I would actually prefer to see voters officially leave the "Republican" party by reregistering as "Independents".

    Nothing quite sends a message like official "disassociation". I'd rather see millions of "Independents" than millions of "RIROs".

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  6. Dogg-

    I need to check to see if you can vote in primaries as an independent.

    I thought not, but someone told me you can vote in one or the other.

    If one or both Pauls were to run for the Repub nomination in 2012, I'd wantto be able to cast my vote.

    Otherwise, I'm with you-I have no use for 'em!

    Arizona has changed the rule about Independents voting in primaries a couple of times. As it stands now, we Independents CAN vote in the primaries - and I did.

    But just prior to the last presidential election they had changed the ruling and said that we Independents could no longer participate in primaries. At that time, I temporarily reregistered as a Republican so I could vote for Ron Paul in the primary, and shortly thereafter reverted back to Independent.

    They have since gone back to the original rule that we ARE allowed to participate in the entire election process. And yes, Independents can notify the authorities before the primaries whether they want a Republican or Democrat ballot.

    If they ever change it again, I'll just do like I did before. If they're going to play games with the process I can just as easily work the system and it's no major inconvenience.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  8. What if you were registered independent, and voted in the Republican primary wearing a Ron Paul tee shirt, with an "Obama's A Kenyan" button, while eating a Happy Meal, holding a lit, filterless Camel cigarette?

    Think you'd have a problem?

  9. I think I'd have LOTS of problems.
    I think I'd be living out the rest of my life in the hoosegow.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  10. Lee-

    If he were smoking a joint, he'd have more problems than if it were a filterless Camel....

    ...but he'd feel pretty mellow about it all!

    ...and have a craving for Nacho Cheese Doritos!


  11. Dogg-

    Is the hoosegow so bad?

    If you're in the hoosegow,you get three squares a day and plenty of exercise time. Lots to read.

    Best of all,you live in an environment where capitalism thrives, and the currency is actually a precious commodity (cigarettes), not a fiat currency.

    In a place where no one denies you the benefit of the results of your efforts. You make a good shank out of a comb, you get out of the shower alive. You dig your way out of the cell block with a spork, you get a weekend on the town.

    It's currently the closest thing in Amercia to the political system our Founding Padres imagined!


  12. >>...Is the hoosegow so bad?

    Well, you're right. Relatively speaking, it's "The Good Ol' Days" - especially considering that I once spent time in a Mexican hoosegow. After that, even attending a Lady GaGa/Madonna double bill would seem almost pleasant. ..."Almost".

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underdog'

  13. I think hoosegow is Spanish in origin, so makes sense that a Mexican joint be called a hoosegow.

    Yer gonna haveta tell me that story some time.

  14. Yes, Republicans kind of suck, but Dims have brought the level of suck to epic heights, so it's hard to know what to do. This hilarious piece by FrankJ says a lot, IMO - Do you want the zombie apocalypse or the yapping dog in the next yard, you know?

    As to being back in the USSR, aren't we like 2/3 or 3/4 of the way there already? Contemplating how far we've sunk makes my head all 'splodey, so I TRY to focus on what can be done, while never forgetting what really *should* be done.

    Hey, Stephen, define inflation? Now try defining it to a leftist. Guess how far you'll get.

  15. O’DOGHERTY: Have you ever been arrested?

    McCARTHY: Once. But not here – in Mexico. On April 23rd or 24th of 1983.

    O’DOGHERTY: How did that happen?

    McCARTHY: Loudly.

    O’DOGHERTY: I mean, how come?

    McCARTHY: Margaritas kicked my butt but I refused to say “Uncle!”

    From O’Dogherty Interviews McCarthy.

    ~ O’Carthy