Friday, December 5, 2008

The State of the Economy

Ahhh, so this is the state of our economy today? It appears to be....

Friday, November 21, 2008

Car Industry Bailout

Ahhhh the "poor" car industry CEOs are begging for money again. I wish I was so poor that I could afford a jet and spend $30,000 on a flight to DC. Must be hard to be that poor and in trouble.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Will the "REAL" Conservatives Please Stand Up!

Another election has gone by. Another democrat has been elected. The big question - WHY? Well, you've no doubt heard a list of reasons from lamenting republicans over the past few days, but today I want to discuss one reason that most people aren't talking about - the death of the "REAL" conservative.

If you didn't notice, this past election, we had a moderate conservative, John McCain, running for the White House. He somehow secured the party's nomination (much to my chagrin) and began his campaign to nowhere. Talk about a "bridge to nowhere," well, that was basically the campaign of McCain in 2008.

So, what was the problem? The problem was a candidate that was not a "REAL" conservative. Look at history. In the past 20-30 years, candidates that were right wing conservatives have won the presidency. Those who were moderate conservatives have not. The conservative party is looking for true conservative leadership, and they didn't find it in John McCain. In fact, before McCain could even have the conservative base behind his campaign, he had to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Sarah Palin is proof that the right wing conservatives are still around. She energized voters and had a lot to do with making this election as close as it was. Palin was the one that people really loved. Crowds flocked to see her, and she never professed to be a "middle of the road" conservative. She is a conservative, through and through.

Now why, may I ask, have we suddenly begun to pick out candidates that are moderate conservatives? Please people. You're either conservative or you're not. You start talking about being "moderately" conservative and people begin to wonder what you're hiding. Apparently all that blathering about being a "moderate" doesn't work. The independents didn't go out voting for John McCain the "moderate conservative," but instead many of them voted for the most liberal senator to ever walk the floors of the nation's Capitol.

The point is that people like knowing what they are going to get. With president Reagan, he ran as a right wing conservative, and won two terms. Against huge odds, George W. Bush (no matter what you think of him) ran as a conservative, and again won two terms. Then we see people who tried running on a more moderate base, trying to appeal to those independent voters, and they lose. We should be learning a lesson.

It's time to get back to what conservatism is all about. It's not about being a "right wing" conservative or a "moderate" conservative. After all, if we divide our ranks in that way, we only break down our own ranks. This year we saw the Democratic party come together, in spite of some huge rifts, but the conservatives were still hung up on this "moderate" point of view.

This is not the time to be moderate. It's the time to get back to what "REAL" conservatism is all about. Obviously the "moderate" pitch didn't work. After all, why do you think the democrats attacked Sarah Palin so much? They see a "true blue" conservative who is capable of shaking things up, and they fear that. John McCain never scared them, but real conservatives do.

Conservatives like Sarah Palin are going to bring about a new conservative movement I believe. One that is based on being a true conservative, not a moderate conservative. As conservatives, we stand for certain beliefs. We believe in the constitution. We believe in the right to life. We believe in families (and I mean one man and one woman). We believe in smaller government and lower taxes.

Now where, in that belief system, is there room for being "moderate?" So, will the "REAL" conservatives please stand up! We've got work to do!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Gay Marriage Bans - A Turn in the Right Direction?

In the past days since the election, one of the hot topics on the news has been the ban of gay marriage in the states of California, Arizona, and Florida. No doubt you've even heard about it. This has been a hot topic in many of the campaigns this year, and I'd like to explore it a bit with you.

What Voters Had to Say
Interestingly enough, the ban on gay marriage passed in all the states that proposed it on election day. In fact, polls showed that it passed overwhelmingly, showing that most people in mainstream America are not ready to legalize gay marriage.

On a side note here, I have to sit back and wonder how 70% of people who voted for Obama ended up voting to ban gay marriage.

So, the voters spoke, the bans passed, and marriage between just a MAN and a WOMAN has been preserved.

The Aftermath of the Bans
Unfortunately, after the majority of the people voted and overwhelmingly supported these bans, many people, especially in California raised a protest. Gays began to riot in San Diego and Los Angeles. Unfortunately, not all the protests were peaceful.

The RIGHT View by Conservatives
So, with all this going on, what should a true conservative think? Well, I truly believe that persecution of gays is wrong. After all, whether I believe it is right or wrong, it doesn't give me the right to harm or verbally abuse these people. Yes, they do have rights.

However, although I believe that I should treat them kindly and with respect, it doesn't mean I need to agree. In fact, I disagree - vehemently. I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and woman, and apparently most of the people voting agreed with me.

If we allow marriage to be broken down, it wrecks havoc with families in America, and God knows they are already in huge trouble, with divorce rates skyrocketing to far beyond 50% these days. We must preserve our families or our country will fall. This country was built on families, and it can't survive today without them.

A Time to Come Together
This issue is one that should unite conservatives, since I truly believe that it is far from over. Gay couples are filing discrimination suits against the state of California, and now this will be going before the state Supreme Court in California again (the one that already tried to legalize same sex marriage).

During the days before the vote on the ban, people of various colors, religions, and views came together. In fact, $75 million was raised in California to help promote the proposition to ban same sex marriage. Those donating included Catholic churches, Evangelical congregations, Mormon churches, and even Jewish synagogues. They banded together, and in the end, made a huge difference.

It's an important lesson we all need to learn. We don't all need to agree on the small things. However, on big issues, as conservatives, we need to come together. I believe that the issue of same sex marriage is one of the issues that defines our day and I'm sure we have not heard the last of it.

So, I challenge you, as a conservative, put aside some of your small differences, band together, and let's keep the ball rolling. We have taken some giant steps in the right direction with these votes. Let's keep going. As we can see, conservatives still have a voice - Use It!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Aftermath of Election Day

The ballots have been cast. The decision has been made. Many of us are left wondering what went wrong. In fact, it's taken me a couple of days to deal with the fallout of all that happened on November 4th this year. Was I shocked? Not entirely. Was I disappointed? Definitely!

I must admit, my faith in the American people was a bit shaken. To see a man with so many questions surrounding his character elected astounded me. Why? Well, that remains to be seen.

Although I am still a bit shell shocked and upset, I see a problem here that I believe needs to be quelled immediately.

Sure, it's natural for people to look around and wonder what went wrong. It's obvious that there were points in the campaign against Obama by McCain that could have been stronger.

What went wrong? Well, I have several opinions. First of all, I definitely feel that McCain going along with the bailout plan was a huge mistake. He missed the opportunity to separate himself from Obama and Bush, but he failed to make that move.

Another problem I had was McCains lack of aggressiveness. I had to wonder why he wasn't homing in on the problems with Obama and really driving them home to the American people. This was a fight, and I believe McCain lowered his gloves one too many times and allowed Obama to bring out the knockout punch to win the election.

With that being said, although there may have been problems, now is not the time for finger pointing. In fact, I'm astounded that people are trying to take cheap shots at Sarah Palin, blaming the choice of her for VP running mate as the problem.

Let me set things straight. Sarah Palin was NOT the problem. In fact, had the campaign used her more effectively as the weapon she could have been, things may have been a bit different.

Unfortunately, disappointed and disillusioned republicans are looking for a scapegoat. However, what conservatives don't seem to realize is that now is NOT the time to start having divisions among the conservative ranks.

Obama is president elect. Now we have to live with that. Because of that reality, there's a lot of work that needs to be done in the next four years on the part of the conservatives.

I am sincerely worried that if people continue the bickering and finger pointing, in four years, the conservative party might cease to exist - totally broken and divided by smashed hopes and dreams.

We must look ahead. Four years may seem like a long time, but it's not. During this time conservatives must keep on fighting. Yes, a battle for president has been lost, but the war for our ideals and convictions is still waging. We will only lose if we choose to give up and quit.

The conservatives have never been quitters before. It's not time to start a new precedent. So, let's stop the nasty comments, pondering what could have been different, and look to the future. It may look a bit daunting, but we WILL help to shape it. We dare not back off and lose our voice now.

I appeal to all conservatives, republicans, Regan democrats, and those who have no party affiliation, to keep fighting. No doubt we will see some huge fights in the next four years, but we can't divide ourselves over silly things now. Accept the small defeat, rally back together again, and get back out there. Tomorrow is another day. Another day to fight!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

VOTE!!!!!! Make Your Voice Heard

Hello everyone. I really must apologize for not posting in so long. Due to technical difficulties (a nasty virus on my computer) I've been on a hiatus. However, I can't let this election occur without just one more post.

VOTE!!! This is the most important thing I can say to you. It's your right...use it! Tomorrow you have the opportunity to have something to say about the direction this country goes. Your voice CAN make a difference.

I've tried to lay out some of the important things you may have missed about Barack Obama. You need to know who this man is. Behind the fancy speeches is a man that will take this country in a direction you cannot begin to even imagine. We must stop him.

The media is trying to say that Obama has already won. Well, it's just not true. In fact, the polls are amazingly close. Every vote WILL count. Make a difference tomorrow.

Vote for the millions of unborn babies who never got a chance to for the men and women in uniform who fight for for the families in poverty in for the American for integrity and honesty.........VOTE....VOTE McCain/Palin for President tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Barack Obama - Do You Really Know Him? Part 3

We're back with part three of the series on Barack Obama. If you haven't read the first 2 parts, you may want to read them. (Read PART 1 and Read PART 2) Let's get right to the next parts of this series.

5. His Association with Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground - First of all, you need to understand who Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground are. Bill Ayers was the leader of the terrorist group known as the Weather Underground, which actually declared a "state of war against the United States government" in 1970. The group plotted terrorist acts on the Pentagon, US Capitol, NYC Police Headquarters, Military Recruitment Centers and more. Quickly some of the members of the group were put on the governments Top 10 Most Wanted List. They later would go after John Murtagh and his family who was presiding over a trial regarding the Black Panthers. Bill Ayers, the leader would later marry a member of the group, Bernadine Dohrn. They were tried in 1981, but due to the misconduct of the prosecution they were not convicted.

Now, you are probably wondering, where does Obama tie in to Bill Ayers? Well, back in 1995 Bill Ayers and his wife actually held a "political coming out party" in their home for Obama. Obama also spent time serving alongside Ayers as a director for the Chicago Woods Fund, from 1999-2002. Both men have come out to speak together at various speaking engagements as well.

Obama is constantly trying to downplay the relationship with Ayers, even with the proof that he has been friendly with Ayers. In fact, Ayer's is still unrepentant about his acts of terrorism, and a statement was released from him on 9-11-2001, saying that "I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough."

Another tie that Obama has to Bill Ayers is the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which was a charity that was "supposed" to aid the public schools of Chicago. However, Ayers commandeered this organization in order to further promote his agenda of radicalism. Obama was later hired by Ayers to be the chairman of this organization. Here is a brief excerpt from an article in the Wall Street Journal on this topic: (read it all HERE)

"Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.

The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers's home.

The Obama campaign has struggled to downplay that association. Last April, Sen. Obama dismissed Mr. Ayers as just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," and "not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis." Yet documents in the CAC archives make clear that Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama were partners in the CAC. Those archives are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I've recently spent days looking through them....

The CAC's agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers's educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland's ghetto....

CAC translated Mr. Ayers's radicalism into practice. Instead of funding schools directly, it required schools to affiliate with "external partners," which actually got the money. Proposals from groups focused on math/science achievement were turned down. Instead CAC disbursed money through various far-left community organizers, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or Acorn).

Mr. Obama once conducted "leadership training" seminars with Acorn, and Acorn members also served as volunteers in Mr. Obama's early campaigns. External partners like the South Shore African Village Collaborative and the Dual Language Exchange focused more on political consciousness, Afrocentricity and bilingualism than traditional education. CAC's in-house evaluators comprehensively studied the effects of its grants on the test scores of Chicago public-school students. They found no evidence of educational improvement....

Mr. Ayers's defenders claim that he has redeemed himself with public-spirited education work. That claim is hard to swallow if you understand that he views his education work as an effort to stoke resistance to an oppressive American system. He likes to stress that he learned of his first teaching job while in jail for a draft-board sit-in. For Mr. Ayers, teaching and his 1960s radicalism are two sides of the same coin....

The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming "guilt by association." Yet the issue here isn't guilt by association; it's guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago."

There is no way that Obama can keep side-stepping these ties to Bill Ayers. Americans should be outraged at a candidate that has so many ties to a man like Bill Ayers - a terrorist that is unrepentant. He has constantly downplayed these ties, never owning up to all the associations with this man, which makes me wonder why he is so interested in hiding this. Bill Ayers is a man who still believes he is RIGHT. There is a huge danger when people like this think they are right. We cannot afford a president that has these ties…these are facts people. What can we expect from Barack Obama once he gets into the White House when he is associated with known terrorists? Well, let's do our part to make sure we don't find out.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Barack Obama - Do You Really Know Him? PART 2

Welcome back to American Politics for the Conservative Woman. Last time we started touching on some of the things hidden in Barack Obama's past that really haven't been brought to light by the mainstream media. We touched on his college years and a bit on his time as a community organizer. However, there's much more to Barack Obama that you don't know, and before you make your way to the polls on November 4th, you need to take a good look at this man. So, here is part two of "Barack Obama - Do You Really Know Him? (read part 1 HERE if you missed it.)

3. Why Obama Left a Great Job in NY to Become a Community Organizer - Barack Obama doesn't want you to know why he really left NY to become a community organizer in Chicago. In fact, he has even stated himself that he didn't know what a community organizer was when he first got started - yet, he continues to say that this was something that has prepared him to be President. Who really leaves a great paying job paying $50-60k a year in NY to go to Chicago to take up a job as community organizer, especially when they supposedly have know idea what that job is?

Andy Martin, who is a journalist and author of "Obama - The Man Behind the Mask," has done research and believes that Obama actually was "in training for radical overthrow of the government" when he was involved in community organizing. Martin feels that Obama was already influenced by radicals during college and went to Chicago to possibly become a part of a political movement. In fact Martin's research also brings up that more than likely Obama actually had ties to Bill Ayers, the terrorist during the community organizing days, and perhaps this was actually just a test by Ayers to see how Obama would do. It was during this time as community organizer that he built up ties and was exposed to people like Khalid Al Mansour and Louis Farrakhan, who is the "Supreme Minister" of the Nation of Islam. He also was exposed to the radical priest, Phleger, during this time as well. (We'll explore these ties further in the future.)

So, was Obama organizing a community? Or…was Obama organizing a career, based in radicalism?

4. His Ties to Antoin Rezko - The Rezko connection is one that many people have not heard of yet. Wondering who Antoin Rezko is? Well, Rezko is the creator of a Chicago area real estate development company. He recently was brought up on charges of "influence-peddling" for allegedly demanding that a firm pay a fee for services or "donate" $1.5 million to a public official. Now, you're probably wondering how this all ties in to Obama.

Well, Obama's ties to Rezko go back some time. Rezko has actually been an Obama supporter and has even donated to Obama's campaign. In fact, when Obama was in the state Senate in Illinois, he actually wrote letters to support the Rezko Development. However, Obama's ties to Rezko go even further than that.

Back in 2005, Obama purchased a piece of real estate in an elite area of Chicago, and it happens to be right next to a piece of property that Rezko's wife purchased on the very same day. Accident? Well, Obama says it is…However, the story continues…after making this purchase, Obama decided that he wanted a yard that was a little larger and asked to purchase a piece of land from the Rezko's, which they allowed. He paid $104,50 for the small piece of land; however, the value of this land was actually appraised for only $40,500. So, why would Obama pay more than $60,000 more for a piece of land?

Not only did this occur, but Obama has actually hired landscapers to take care of his own lawn as well as the lawn of the Rezko's. A fence had to be built, and instead of the Rezko's paying for the fence, which was required by city code, Obama paid for this fence to be built. It's interesting to see all the favors that Obama has been doing the Rezko family, saying that he merely "forgot" to have the family pay him back.

Now Rezko is known to be a "political fixer" and this is the type of person that Obama has had ties with? He's raised money for Obama and Obama has apparently done several favors for Rezko. Now Rezko is going to a federal prison, and even if Obama didn't do anything wrong, he obviously hangs out with the wrong crowd. If he can't choose his friends wisely, what makes people think he'd be a great president?

That's all the time we have for today. I'll be back tomorrow with part 3 of this series and more things you need to know about Barack Obama. Take the time to check out the following video too, part 2 in the series by Sean Hannity from Fox News. It provides more information on some of these topics.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Barack Obama - Do You Really Know Him? Part 1

Barack Obama. He draws crowds, gives compelling speeches, and promotes "true change." However, how much do the American people really know about this man? Before you vote in November, it's important that you know the truth. Since there are actually many scandals and hidden problems in Obama's past, we'll have to break this up into several blog posts, so here is part 1.

1. He Doesn't Want You to Know About His College Years - Obama started out at Occidental College in California, but has called that time a "dead end." Then he went on to go to New York to attend Columbia University. However, he's working hard to keep this time a secret, blocking the release of his transcripts. Obama has actually admitted that during this time he did drugs "enthusiastically." During his time at Columbia, his roommate was from Pakistan, who was deeply involved in drugs. After Columbia, Obama went on to Harvard, and he will not allow transcripts to be released from his Harvard years either. Not even his senior thesis can be found. The title was "Soviet Nuclear Disarmament." So, one has to wonder what Obama is trying to hide from all these years of college.

In fact, many actually wonder at how Obama ended up at Harvard. In an interview with a news station, Percy Sutton (attorney for Malcom X) actually stated that he was asked by Dr. Khalid Al Mansour, who is a radical extremest and who has ties to the government of Saudi Arabia, to help get Obama into Harvard. Mansour is also well known for his radicalism against Israel.

Here's what Obama himself said about his college years:

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout,I chose my friends carefully.The more politically active black students.The foreign students.The Chicanos.The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets.At night,in the dorms,we discussed neocolonialism,Franz Fanon,Eurocentrism,and patriarchy.When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake,we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints.We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated."

2. What he "REALLY" Was Involved in as a Community Organizer - Although the idea that Obama was a community organizer sounds fine to most people to start out with, most don't realize that during his community organizing days, he had ideological ties to the radical, Saul Alinsky, the author of "Rules for Radicals." (Read more about Alinsky and excerpts from his book HERE)

Although Alinsky and Obama never met, it is clear that Obama was greatly influenced by him during his community organizing days. In fact, Obama actually wrote an article back in 1988 on Alinksy that would later become a chapter in his book. Read it HERE. Much of this chapter is very similar to what you'll find in the book by Alinsky "Rules for Radicals."

Not only did Obama adhere to the ideology of Alinsky, but he also attended socialist activities and speeches during this time. However, while we know a little about his ties, Obama says very little about these years as well. It appears that Obama has not only a background in radicalism but socialism as well that he is trying to keep hidden from the American people.

Think about this and take the time to watch the first part of Hannity's America on this topic. Then ask this who you want to be the president of your country? Don't forget....part 2 will come tomorrow.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Get's Carried Away

Did you watch the VP debate on Thursday night? If so, you may have been impressed at how Palin handled herself and with the "substance" of Joe Biden's answers. However, although many people were initially impressed with the "meaty" answers that Biden was throwing out, analysis the next morning showed Biden's answers were actually full of holes and even outright lies. Of course it's important that the American people get the REAL truth. So, here's an outline of some of the lies or inaccuracies that Biden tried to feed the American people in the debate.

"1. TAX VOTE: Biden said McCain voted “the exact same way” as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY.

2. AHMADINEJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it.

3. OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING: Biden said,“Drill we must.” But Biden has opposed offshore drilling and even compared offshore drilling to “raping” the Outer Continental Shelf.”

4. TROOP FUNDING: Joe Biden lied when he indicated that John McCain and Barack Obama voted the same way against funding the troops in the field. John McCain opposed a bill that included a timeline, that the President of the United States had already said he would veto regardless of it’s passage.

5. OPPOSING CLEAN COAL: Biden says he’s always been for clean coal, but he just told a voter that he is against clean coal and any new coal plants in America and has a record of voting against clean coal and coal in the U.S. Senate.

6. ALERNATIVE ENERGY VOTES: According to , Biden is exaggerating and overstating John McCain’s record voting for alternative energy when he says he voted against it 23 times.

7. HEALTH INSURANCE: Biden falsely said McCain will raise taxes on people's health insurance coverage -- they get a tax credit to offset any tax hike. Independent fact checkers have confirmed this attack is false

8. OIL TAXES: Biden falsely said Palin supported a windfall profits tax in Alaska -- she reformed the state tax and revenue system, it's not a windfall profits tax.

9. AFGHANISTAN / GEN. MCKIERNAN COMMENTS: Biden said that top military commander in Iraq said the principles of the surge could not be applied to Afghanistan, but the commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force Gen. David D. McKiernan said that there were principles of the surge strategy, including working with tribes, that could be applied in Afghanistan.

10. REGULATION: Biden falsely said McCain weakened regulation -- he actually called for more regulation on Fannie and Freddie.

11. IRAQ: When Joe Biden lied when he said that John McCain was “dead wrong on Iraq”, because Joe Biden shared the same vote to authorize the war and differed on the surge strategy where they John McCain has been proven right.

12. TAX INCREASES: Biden said Americans earning less than $250,000 wouldn’t see higher taxes, but the Obama-Biden tax plan would raise taxes on individuals making $200,000 or more.

13. BAILOUT: Biden said the economic rescue legislation matches the four principles that Obama laid out, but in reality it doesn’t meet two of the four principles that Obama outlined on Sept. 19, which were that it include an emergency economic stimulus package, and that it be part of “part of a globally coordinated effort with our partners in the G-20.”

14. REAGAN TAX RATES: Biden is wrong in saying that under Obama, Americans won't pay any more in taxes then they did under Reagan."

Now, if Biden will tell 14 lies in a we really want him in the White House???? You decide....

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Politics and Music: Do They Really Go Together

On October 16th, 2008, politics and music are going to come together. Why? For the democratic party and Senator Obama. Both Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen are going to be playing together at a benefit concert for presidential hopeful - Barack Obama.

While you may have recently gone to a Springsteen or Billy Joel concert yourself, more than likely you didn't end up paying the prices that this concert will command. Tickets for this concert are actually selling for $500 as a minimum, going all the way up to $10,000 for some of the best tickets.

Now, one may wonder...should music and politics really be brought together in this manner?

My answer is YES! Whether you agree with Barack Obama or not, as you look through the past years of music in America, you'll find that music and politics cannot be separated. Sure, people have paid the price for getting political with their careers, and even with their lives as musicians, but this has never stopped them.

Music includes so many other parts of every day life that it's easy to see why musicians enjoy bringing politics into their music.

However, the problem comes when music is merely used as a political drawing point, instead of music taking politics and really having something intelligent to say about it.

Sure, no doubt this concert will be a blast. However, will the music say anything new? Will Springsteen and Joel introduce new music with a political spin, showing their political beliefs? Well, I think Aerosmith said it best...."Dream On!"

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sarah Palin: From Mom to VP Candidate

Welcome back to American Politics for the Conservative Woman. Today I want to focus on Sarah Palin. Although as women we are taking a close look at her politically, what better way to tell a woman's true character than by taking a look at her role as a mother.

Although Sarah Palin is now enjoying a successful political career, she started out as a simple hockey mom. As she has mentioned several times, her political career actually started out with her deciding to get involved in her kids' schools by joining up with the PTA (Parent Teacher Association).

From PTA she went on to serve on the Wasilla city council, then in 1999 she became the mayor of Wasilla. In November of 2006, Sarah Palin would go on to win the position of Governor of the state of Alaska. Now, she is the VP nominee for the Republican Party.

Although her political career has definitely blossomed and grown in the past 10 years, she has never forgotten that she is first and foremost a mother. Yes, being Vice President does include being more than a good mother, but by taking a look at Sarah Palin in this role, we can see a lot about her character.

Palin has proven that she has a mother's heart and that she isn't afraid of challenges. She chose life when she was told that her youngest son Trig would be born with Down's Syndrome. Not only does she say she believes in the "right to life," but this is a woman who lives out her beliefs in her personal life.

Sarah Palin has also proven that she is willing to make sacrifices for her country - sending her own son off to fight in Iraq. She has stated numerous times how proud she is to have a son who is going off to fight for freedom.

While many in the media have criticized her daughter Bristol for being pregnant, I believe that Palin's composure and acceptance of her daughter's pregnancy speaks volumes. No doubt this is not something she would have chosen for her daughter at this point in her life, but she is there supporting her daughter and showing her the love that she needs to get her through this trying time. Many politicians would have tried to cover up something like this with a quick abortion, but once again this family is not afraid to choose life...and then to stand up for that choice.

Unfortunately, the media seems to have a problem with a strong mother who is also a politician. Members of the media have questioned whether or not she could be the Vice President and take care of her Down's Syndrome son. Some have accused her of neglecting her son by running. Still others have mentioned that she should have had an abortion, and Alan Colmes, of the Hannity and Colmes show on Fox News, actually had the gall to say that she probably caused her son to have Down's Syndrome because of her rigorous career.

Never have I seen such a media attack on someone, merely for being a good mother. I for one want a strong woman in the White House who can balance a family and a career. Someone who cared enough about her children and her future to get involved. A woman who chose life no matter the cost, and a woman who is willing to accept the mistakes of her children and stand behind them with love.

This is the type of candidate that America has been crying for and it's evident as we watch millions of Americans rally around her. She's just a mom who wants to change the world for her children and the rest of America. All I have to say's about time!!!

One of the most important issues of the presidential campaign in my opinion is abortion. It is a topic I am passionate about. Unfortunately today our society seems to have forgotten the importance of life. To preserve our future as a country, we must choose life. It's imperative that we vote for the candidates who will promote the sanctity of life. Who better than someone who has made that choice, no matter how hard it was. Enjoy the video that can say it better than any words I can type to you.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lipstick on a Pig...Is Obama Calling Palin a Pig...You Decide

As you have probably noticed, the presidential race is getting hot. Since Palin gave her well received speech at the Republican National Convention, the democrats just haven't known what to do. So, more attacks have occurred from the Democratic party against Sarah Palin in a way that should infuriate any woman.

Obama talks about the fact that many women get lower pay for the same jobs men have and he wants to make sure that women get their rights. Yet, when faced with a woman, Obama treats her in a way that he would never dare to treat any man.

In Palin's speech at the RNC, she mentioned that the difference between a hockey mom and a bulldog was "lipstick." Now in Obama's speech he came up with his own lipstick quote. "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig." Was this a hit on Palin?

Well, many people in the media are saying that it was a slip of speech and that the comment did not refer to Palin in any way. My was used as a slam. After all, how many other male politicians talk about lipstick in their speeches? I think it really appears to be a hit on Palin, and by the reaction of his audience of supporters, it appears that they took this the same way too.

So, was Obama calling Palin a pig? Watch the clip...then you decide.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Today...We Remember - 9/11

What more can I say?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Republican National Convention

Well, the Republican National Convention is now over. The banners have been folded up, the stadium returned to normal, and the delegates have gone home. So, you may be wondering, what will everyone retain from this convention???

Change. Sure, it's the slogan that the Obama campaign has been running on for so long, but I believe that the McCain/Palin campaign has effectively borrowed it...and I'm not sure they're giving it back.

All through the convention it was made clear that McCain was not the typical Washington insider that was a "die-hard" republican. He was portrayed as a maverick that would get the job done, no matter what party he had to work with. I like this!'s great. It aids the process in our country, but it shouldn't be the defining factor in a campaign.

It was good to see Senator Joe Lieberman up there speaking at the convention. A democrat, turned independent, turned McCain supporter...we may have never seen this happen before. Appealing to democrats to stop just voting for a party, but to vote for a man that rose above party to really offer change...yes...change you can believe in.

Governor and VP nominee Sarah Palin's speech really stood out to me as well. She showed off her experience (which many people have been questioning), highlighted that she has a family like any other with problems and joys alike, and did a top class job at showing where her opponent had some key downfalls. I think my favorite quote was when she went after Obama's experience, saying "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities."

Of course, then there was the speech of John McCain himself. I enjoyed what he had to say about education reform, letting people know he'd allow parents to choose schools, increase pay and benefits for good teachers, and " bad teachers find another line of work." He made it clear that he was the man who would really make a change, and at the end of his speech he drove the point home. "Let me offer an advance warning to the old, big spending, do nothing, me first, country second Washington crowd: change is coming."

Now...this is a ticket I want to vote for, and I believe McCain/Palin ticket offers a great choice for the conservative women out there!

Here's a quick video of the highlights from the Republican National Convention.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Yes...Palin Can Hold Her Own

Palin has already proven that she can definitely hold her own. This is one tough woman who isn't going to take any flak from anyone. Stay tuned for more on Palin's speech at the RNC and my thoughts on all she had to say.....

--A Conservative Woman

Thursday, September 4, 2008

McCains New VP Pick Gets Him Rolling

Although it seemed that John McCain's campaign was almost dead in the water, after picking new running mate, Sarah Palin, it appears that his campaign has been revitalized. After all, you all know how thrilled I am with the pick, and I'm definitely not the only one.

The entire Republican Party, not to mention independents and even some Democrats, are excited about this pick. Have we ever seen a party come together like this for a VP nomination? I truly believe we are about to see history made and the first ever woman Vice President next January.

Palin, who is young, a woman, energetic, and known for shaking things up is definitely shaking up the Republican campaign. Yes, I believe they are on a roll, and I think it leads to the White House.

Check out this video. It's funny and illustrates the point. Enjoy!

Friday, August 29, 2008

John McCain's VP Choice - Palin a Top Choice for Republicans and Conservative Women

If you've been following the political race, no doubt you know that we've been waiting with bated breath to see what John McCain's response would be to the Biden Vice Presidential running mate pick by Obama. Well, today the wait is over, and many people, including myself, found themselves shocked when McCain picked Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska.

Although many conservatives found themselves expecting the pick of Romney or Pawlenty for the Vice Presidential pick, it was my hope that he definitely did not go with Romney. At first I was a bit shocked at the choice of Sarah Palin, but after about 60 seconds of hearing the news, I realized what a great political move it was.

We just watched the Democrats pass over a woman as a Vice Presidential pick, which could have done more to unite the party than any speech that Bill or Hillary Clinton made, although they are both excellent orators. However, it appears that Obama took personal choice and preference into consideration above what was best for the party and passed over Hillary as a VP pick, and I have no doubt that he is regretting that at this point.

John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin for his Vice Presidential running mate was a wise one that has energized the Republican party. Now the republicans are reaching out to women with a strong women pick, and Palin also draws in the votes of the evangelical base, not to mention some of Hillary Clinton's supporters that are not too happy with the democratic party.

Today there have been many rumblings from unhappy democrats that Palin is inexperienced and just a small town woman unfit to be the Vice Presidential nominee. Now I find this interesting from Obama, since he supposedly is the one who is the champion of the small town people.

Actually Palin has plenty of experience, working to reach across the isle to get things done in her state, working on energy concerns, and even commanding the National Guard of Alaska, which she mentioned in her acceptance speech. Is she a Washington insider? No, but isn't that what everyone is looking for? Obama is always making the case for change and getting rid of the insiders in Washington, but now he criticizes the very thing he is always promoting? Double standard? You decide! Does Palin have the experience needed to be the next Vice President? Absolutely.

Today is a great day for republicans and conservative women. We have seen a strong woman nominated to the position of Vice Presidential candidate. A woman that stands strong against abortion, that understands the challenges of working families, and that in a unique way can appeal to the conservative women of today's world.

In my opinion, John McCain has made a winning choice in Sarah Palin. I look forward to watching her move forward the cause of politics for the conservative woman. We'll continue to take a look at her, her accomplishments in the past, and her positions on the issues in the next few days, so check back soon to your inside information source on American politics for the conservative woman.

-- A Conservative Woman

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Politics for the Conservative Woman

As a woman, a republican, a work at home mom, and a wife, I find myself very interested in politics. I have never been one to sit by the sidelines and let things pass me by, and I don't believe that women should be uninformed and passive about politics.

Unfortunately, when it comes to politics for the conservative woman, I have found that there are very few informational resources out there that are specifically geared towards women who are conservative - so, I decided to change that.

It's about time that conservative women become more informed, speak out, and make the country see that our vote is important. I've seen so many democratic women really working to make a difference, and even if I don't agree with some of their politics, I do admire their ability to stand up and be counted as women.

Well, it's time that conservative women do the same. So, here you will find a blog that takes a look at politics from the perspective of the conservative woman. It is written by a conservative woman for conservative women. If you're ready to get a conservative look at politics that relates to you as a woman, then stay tuned as we get started.

-- A Conservative Woman