Friday Follies for May 11, 2012

This morning’s news is filled with good reports for conservatives and…a disturbing one.  One good one is a new poll taken just after Obama declared he favored homosexual marriage. He said he wouldn’t push the issue but he favored it.

This morning, Rasmussen released his latest Presidential Daily Tracking Poll:  Obama trails Romney by 7 points—Romney: 50%, Obama 43% and 7% undecided. If the spread were only a few points, that would be within the expected 3-4% variance for a close choice. Severn percent, however is significant. Especially because those new folks siding with Romney are not more hard-core conservatives. No, they are the independents, the fence-sitters coming over to join the ‘Pubs and Conservatives.

And from the reports filtering in this morning, Obama’s minions are in deep denial.

Good!

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There is also more good news for Tea Partiers and Conservatives. The grassroots organizations are collecting more and more contributions.

Tea Party Patriots: A $12.2 Million Haul

May 9, 2012, 12:18 PM

Sen. Richard Lugar, who lost his primary fight in Indiana Tuesday, doesn’t need any reminders of the tea party movement’s ongoing appeal. But for those who do, another one surfaced recently in the tax return of the tea party movement’s biggest umbrella organization.

The Woodstock, Ga.-based Tea Party Patriots reported raising  $12.2 million for the year ended May 31, 2011. That vaults them into the ranks of some of the most successful conservative activist groups, including FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth and Americans for Tax Reform.

Nonprofit organizations’ annual tax returns are lagging indicators, of course, and the political-fundraising landscape has been evolving rapidly. But the Tea Party Patriots’ success underscores the continuing – perhaps even growing – power of the tea party.

“The tea party movement continues to be the most influential force this election year,” Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement on Tuesday after Indiana’s result. “Sen. Lugar betrayed the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets that must be addressed this year or the American people will choose new leaders as happened today and in 2010.”

The ‘Pub establishment needs to take this lesson to heart. The Tea Party movement hasn’t faded away. They’ve just become more organized…and more powerful.

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Now some of that disturbing news.  I’ve kept out of the “birther” issue. Obama’s in office and will be booted out in January after he loses in November. I believe there are a number of acts he’s committed that are worthy of impeachment.  But there isn’t time in Obama’s remaining term and it would just be a distraction before the election.

On the other hand, when I see this article, it makes me wonder what Obama is hiding now.

New rules authorize government to destroy Obama’s draft records

Washington Times, by: Alan Jones, Monday, May 7, 2012

New rules authorize government to destroy Obama's draft recordsRecent changes to the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements came soon after an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Obama’s documents was begun by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz. Photo Credit:AP

Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. government intentions. …

The Selective Service System’s new privacy rules were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, four days after the September 16 announcement by World Net Daily that the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case Posse” was opening an inquiry with full subpoena power into alleged forgery of several documents concerning Obama’s birth and draft registration. …

Changing the wording of the privacy rules alters the status of federal records, like the requested draft registration records, from “record copies” to “nonrecord copies.” Nonrecord copies are subject to disposal.
Read more: http://times247.com/articles/federal-document-dump-policy-changes-after-obama-probe-begins#ixzz1uZixiyQG

It’s so easy to fall into conspiracy theories. But questions do arise.  Why now?  Why this change just when there are FOI (Freedom Of Information) requests pending for this information.  Why should Obama’s Selective Service records not be released?  When I see smoke, as in blocking the FOI requests and changes to regulations that would allow those records records to “disappear,” it does make one a wee bit suspicious.

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As a last item for your end-of-week enjoyment, here’s this cartoon from Michael Ramirez on…Evolution in Action.

Cartoon