Last spring when we had the primary, David told me how to vote. Before you think I’m a poster child for the mindless white woman who votes as her husband tells her to (according to more than a few well-known people), let me assure you that is not the case. At that time, I was so burned out on politics that I completely took a break from it. Since I had left Facebook and wasn’t really using Twitter at that point, it made it much easier. I honestly told David to just write down how I should vote and I would vote. I wanted to vote, but I was too burned out to do my own research. So he wrote it down, I carried the piece of paper into the polling area, and I voted. Done.
If you are feeling completely burned out by this mid-term election cycle, I get where you are coming from. I really do. I don’t feel that way right now, but I certainly did with the primaries. But I’d like to encourage you to not let that burnout keep you from voting.
I want you to vote. I’m encouraging you to vote. I don’t even know how you are going to vote, but I am still going to encourage you to vote. If you have kids in your home, explain to them why we vote and why you are voting the way you are. Take them with you. If your kids are grown, vote in the way that you believe is best for their future as well as the future of your grandchildren if you are blessed with them. Too many people have sacrificed way too much for us to have the freedom to vote. This is especially true of what women suffered in order to gain the vote for women. So please vote.
Honestly, when it comes right down to it, I know very little about the people who read and comment on my site. I do recognize certain names of people who comment more than once and even do get to know some people very well through our online discussions. But unless someone tells me about herself, I really have a blank slate – especially if you don’t have an avatar picture.
For example, for the vast majority of people reading this I don’t know your age, where you live, your marital status, your race, your political leanings, your physical appearance (hair color, height, weight, etc.), and so on. All I do know is I want to encourage you to vote.
Since I started writing these posts, it’s probably become clear to anyone who hadn’t figured it out before that I’m a Conservative. Wikipedia defines conservatism this way:
American conservatism is a broad system of political beliefs in the United States that is characterized by respect for American traditions, republicanism, support for Judeo-Christian values, moral absolutism, free markets and free trade, anti-communism, individualism, advocacy of American exceptionalism, and a defense of Western culture from the perceived threats posed by socialism, authoritarianism, and moral relativism. American conservatives consider individual liberty—within the bounds of conformity to American values—as the fundamental trait of democracy; this perspective contrasts with that of modern American liberals, who generally place a greater value on equality and social justice than on social order and tradition.
I would say that’s pretty accurate for me. There are all sorts of flavors of conservatism explained in that article and it’s beyond the scope of this post to get into them. I will say my views are probably some combination of Christian, Constitutional, Fiscal, and Social with a tad of Paleo probably thrown in.
So that’s where I’m coming from.
I wanted to share some last things I’ve found online in case others might find them helpful. I’m not going to lie. I hope everyone reading this will vote straight Republican. I don’t expect everyone will and I will defend people’s right to vote differently. But I do think these mid-term elections are very important. It would have been easier for me to say nothing about all of this. But I felt compelled to speak up because I do think it’s that important.
I do hope the Democratic Party is crushed in this election. Why? Because I think the reasonable people in the Democratic Party need to reclaim their party or the Far Left will be taking it over completely and I don’t think it is in anyone’s best interest for the Far Left to have increasing significant influence in this country. It is better for the USA in the long-run for the Democratic Party to figure out who they are as soon as possible and move back toward the center if at all possible. For a long time people have been wishing for more than two parties. If the Democratic Party breaks up, they may get their wish.
So here are some things to consider. In the interest of time, I’m not going to say much about them. Most of them are self-explanatory, I think. If something isn’t, feel free to start a discussion in the comments.
In case you missed it the first time around, this is what I was referring to in my first paragraph. This is supremely insulting. Hillary on women voting as they are instructed to do so by the men in their life.
And an article about it: Millions of women voted for Trump, and didn’t need a man to do it
Bernhard’s correlation between raising children and the inability to think for oneself is unclear. But for many people, the only legitimate definition of a thoughtful woman is someone willing to march wearing a vagina-themed hat, pledge allegiance to the pro-choice cause and support only Democrats for public office. If a woman voted for Trump, she most certainly did so because her domineering husband made her do it.
The complaints by Clinton and Bernhard appear based on their frustration that, despite decades of attempts to define “real women” using the criteria of feminism and progressive politics, many women still march to their own drumbeat.
Thousands of strong, smart, independent women in Highland County, Ohio, voted for Trump for president, as they did across the nation. I don’t have to venture further than my own family to identify accomplished women who enthusiastically supported Trump, including my mother, a retired postmaster; my sister, a successful small-business owner and city council member; my wife, a journalist; and my daughter, a teacher with a master’s degree in education.
Is it possible people such as Clinton and Bernhard are oblivious to how insulting their comments are to the millions of women who chose the Trump-Pence ticket? Or do they simply not care?
This is what is coming from college campuses. This is what parents are paying for. These are the kids who will be leading this country. This line of thinking has to be stopped in its tracks. This is the Far Left.
Socialism is on the rise in America
Socialism was tried 100 times in the 100 years resulting in 100 million people slaughtered all for the “greater good”
Check out this exchange with a college socialist!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 3, 2018
So much for #believeallwomen.
A woman told Senate Dems Kavanaugh raped her
Now, she admits it was all a lie
She never even met Kavanaugh
She made up the allegations as “a ploy — for attention”
She is being referred to the DOJ for criminal charges
Member when Dems wondered why Kav was so angry? pic.twitter.com/zxSlTLHx6j
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 3, 2018
NEW: Another Kavanaugh accuser has been referred to law enforcement after admitting the graphic accusations she made to the committee were “a ploy,” done “for attention,” noting she’s never even met Brett Kavanaugh. https://t.co/D398Ucv7iA pic.twitter.com/u8JHY46GTG
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) November 2, 2018
Why Did Democrats Abandon Their Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh? https://t.co/gE690q595d
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 31, 2018
Did you see this? The media never shows this kind of stuff.
"Most people on the left are not opposed to freedom. They are just in favor of all sorts of things that are incompatible with freedom. Freedom ultimately means the right of other people to do things that you do not approve of."
— Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) October 30, 2018
I shared this in the comments of another thread, but wanted to drop it here too. This is a focus group on November 2 in Arizona. Mix of views, ages, backgrounds including men, women, Democrats, Republicans, etc. Very interesting. Yes, it’s FOX and Laura Ingraham so there is a right of center aspect to the way she conducted it. But there’s still stuff to observe. A few things stood out to me. I’m wondering what other people notice when they watch it.
Department of Homeland Security: "…there are over 270 individuals along the caravan route that have criminal histories, including known gang membership."https://t.co/0yvztjL0as pic.twitter.com/RagF3fALp4
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 2, 2018
“I cannot understand people who say that minorities should be represented everywhere and yet are upset when there are blacks represented in the conservative movement.”
— Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) November 1, 2018
Stop demonizing people, says CNN’s Don Lemon. Except white men. Demonize them for sure.
CNN's Don Lemon: "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." pic.twitter.com/OFu9fL3eHn
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 31, 2018
But wait. This suspect doesn’t fit the media narrative. At all. Which means most people will never hear about it.
CONFIRMED: NYC Synagogue Vandalism Suspect Is Former City Hall Anti-Hate Crime Intern, who the NYT helped pay to go to college for African American Studies. He was "adopted" by city council speaker and a Jewish couple, but hated Jews https://t.co/95UBjUNCJp via @dailycaller
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) November 3, 2018
I am sure the media, including CNN and MSNBC, will blame Obama’s negative tone and hostility toward Israel for his supporter’s hate crimes https://t.co/owZu1z6onz
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 3, 2018
— Ben Shapiro Quotes (@BenShapQuotes) November 1, 2018
"Too many journalists see their work as an opportunity to promote their own pet political notions, rather than a responsibility to inform the public and let their readers and viewers decide for themselves."
— Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) October 26, 2018
WATCH: Beto campaign manager says "don't worry" about using campaign resources to support caravan migrants in Texas; Staff says "I just hope nobody that's the wrong person finds out about this." pic.twitter.com/oSk29u6736
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) November 2, 2018
Imagine if anyone else said what Hillary says here. If it was a Republican or Conservative, it would be on loop for days, every hour on the hour on CNN and MSNBC. Most people would lose their jobs over something like this. Hillary gets a total pass.
Hillary Clinton corrects interviewer who mixed-up black politicians Eric Holder and Cory Booker by saying, "I know they all look alike"
Then Hillary Clinton laughs hysterically at her own racist comment.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 29, 2018
"Barack Obama's political genius is his ability to say things that will sound good to people who have not followed the issues in any detail — regardless of how obviously fraudulent what he says may be to those who have. "
— Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) November 4, 2018
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And if you still haven’t decided how you are going to vote, this group of Democrat women would like to convince you how to vote. This is the party that claims to be against the objectification of women and claims to empower women. And this is what they think it takes to do that.
BREAKING NEWS: Democrat-supporting women strip off for photo shoot called 'Grab Them By The Ballot' in an attempt to persuade people to vote against Republicans. They're hoping the images will encourage people to vote on November 6. pic.twitter.com/ydZw1KVdHe
— Dave Vescio (@DaveVescio) November 1, 2018