Thank You, Governor Romney, for Refusing to Bow

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Yesterday, as many of us commemorated the events of September 11th, a day that lives in infamy, an act of war was perpetrated against our nation when our diplomatic enclaves in Egypt and Libya were attacked, leaving four Americans dead.  The president and his secretary of state subsequently referred to these attacks as acts of “senseless violence,” but we the people know better.

And Mitt Romney knows better, too.  It was downright embarrassing to listen to the Obama mainstream media propoganda team struggle so stridently this morning to protect their president from his own incompetence and dangerous policies.  You see, Governor Romney, the republican nominee for the office of President of the United States, dared to step out and condemn the attacks and the current administration’s attempt pre-emptively to appease those who wish to hurt us.  The gist: that it is inappropriate for an administration to apologize for America and her people — in other words, to bow — to people who would destroy what is American territory, desecrate our flag and murder our people.  Desperate in their compulsion to protect the president who heads this administration, the media lapdogs came out in collective force (joined later by the trusty republican establishment) to discredit Governor Romney, squealing that these events are none of his business, painting him as a political opportunist.  And all because he, unlike their fearless leader, refused to bow.

I, on the other hand, hope and believe I speak for many when I say thank you, Mr. Romney, for your words and for your steely spine.  And thanks to those Americans who yesterday perished senselessly as casualties of acts of war against America.  As many have noted today, American diplomats who accept posts in the most dangerous corners of the world are every bit in danger as those in our military who man the front lines.  If apologies are in order, I’d say it would be from this adminstration and its state department, which failed to acknowledge evil and place our outposts throughout the world on high alert —  on September 11th and every other day of the year.

NOW Breaks Its Code of Silence

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March 3, 2010 | Comments

What a surprise it has been this week to hear the National Organization for Women break the code of silence they typically adopt under democratic regimes (a code made legendary under the last democratic administration when Bill Clinton’s shenanigans were making daily headlines).

Until this week, NOW has maintained the code, remaining mum, for example, when a government agency instructed women to stop conducting breast-cancer self-examinations and, because not enough women were dying to justify the cost, hold off on mammograms until age 50. The organization would also never dream of celebrating a self-made woman like Sarah Palin, who, unlike a certain Secretary-of-State we could name, reaped political success all on her own, without benefit of a husband’s coattails.

NOW broke its sacred code this week, however, as hints began to circulate that New York Governor, David Paterson, allegedly influenced a domestic situation involving his staff. Though the details remain murky, NOW called for the democratic Governor’s head — given the go-ahead, no doubt, by the democrat community at large. The dems long ago abandoned this Governor, who has repeatedly defied his party’s mandate that he not seek reelection – even when it was issued by the President of the United States.

The Governor’s defiance evaporated this week, when he announced, for whatever reason (I envision closed doors, threats, and private calls from Washington), that he will not seek reelection after all. Not good enough, screeched NOW. He needs to step down! If only the organization had issued a similar call back in 1998, when the most powerful man in the world was preying upon a young intern in the White House. Had they chosen to break the code then, maybe I’d be less inclined now to believe that their defense of women is purely political, and thus, purely hypocritical.

Betsy Siino | Comments

Massachusetts Miracle 2010

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January 19, 2010 | Comments

And now we can breathe. He won. Scott Brown won. And we have witnessed a miracle in Massachusetts akin to the same miracle that occurred in Massachusetts more than two centuries ago that led to the birth of the United States of America.

This is huge, folks. But I don’t have to tell you that. Massachusetts, a state dominated by democrats three to one elects a republican to the Senate for the first time in three decades. But it goes so much deeper than that. The seat this republican won “belonged” to Ted Kennedy, the beloved “liberal lion,” a virtual god in Massachusetts (or so we were told), whose legacy issue was the health-care bill currently being jammed down our….er, I mean, currently making its way through Congress. The symbolism is just more than I can even stand!

In only a few short weeks, Scott Brown overcame a double-digit deficit behind a woman of the democrat machine, a woman who promised she would do everything Uncle Teddy – and the current President – would want. A woman America was apt to assume was exactly what Massachusetts would want.

But then tonight the miracle occurred.

They tried to stop it. Bill Clinton, Uncle Teddy’s son Patrick, John Kerry (the other U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, who you know is shaking in his boots tonight knowing that he, too, could fall victim to these voters he formerly always trusted), and yes, even the President of the United States himself – to Massachusetts they came, singing the praises of the machine and their candidate’s place in it. But the voters of Massachusetts, the patriots who cast their votes for Scott Brown, they took as much heed of the Traveling Democrat Show as the voters in Virginia and New Jersey did last November.

Tonight we watched a state of deepest blue exercise the true spirit of America – and it did so on the eve of the first anniversary of this truck-hating President’s inauguration (again, you just can’t beat the symbolism here). Indeed tonight we witnessed history – and a wake-up call to politicians coast to coast, democrats and republicans alike. We have reminded them that we are the ones with the power, and they had better never again ignore and dismiss our anger and our fury. If these politicians who have carried this administration’s water were nervous before this election – and the San Francisco Chronicle even admitted today that has been the case in California, who have been watching the Massachusetts race very carefully – they are downright terrified now.

Lots of soul searching going on tonight among these so-called elected representatives of ours, I’m sure. Am I really going to sacrifice my career and everything I have accomplished for this  guy in the White House? Should I start listening to the American people — and to my own conscience – and realize I have been following marching orders from a guy who has never even had a job in a 7-11? Do I really want to identify with the unbridled arrogance and name-calling that has spread like a virus through the halls of power of this great nation?

We’ll see, won’t we. In the meantime, we can celebrate tonight the miracle in Massachusetts, the first shot in our taking our country back to where it is meant to be. But you know, maybe it wasn’t a miracle. The founding of America was a miracle, to be sure, but the American people’s fierce determination to protect this nation and her Constitution and her people is anything but. That is our mandate, our responsibility, our honor and our privilege.

Throughout the insanity we have endured over the past couple of years as we have watched our country overtaken by leftists, globalists, appeasers, terrorist sympathizers (you know who I’m talking about), I have always maintained that the heart and soul of the American people has remained what I always believed it to be. And tonight, yet again, they have not let me down. Thank you, Massachusetts. And thank you, America. Good night.

Betsy Siino | Comments

Scott Brown and the People’s Seat

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January 15, 2010 | Comments

Back in November, the dems pretended they were not at all concerned when republican candidates decisively claimed the governorships of New Jersey (New Jersey?!) and Virginia.  They have attempted to feign the same nonchalance now, as Massachusetts approaches the special election for the Senatorial seat left vacant by Ted Kennedy last year. But, given the revolutionary events of the last few weeks, they have officially given up the ghost, now running scared, panicked, hysterical – they couldn’t hide it if they wanted to.

On Tuesday, January 19th, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to cast their votes for either republican Scott Brown or democrat Martha Coakley. The latter, willing to vote however Ted Kennedy would have voted (and however the current President might command), seemed at the outset to be a shoo-in. This is Massachusetts. This is what Uncle Teddy would have wanted. She won the endorsement of the Kennedy family. She has vowed to support health care reform at all costs. The President says she will be his ally. This is what dems want, right? Again, it’s Massachusetts. Piece of cake.

Not so fast, Martha. Put the cake down.

Call it a belated Christmas miracle — a response, perhaps, to the Christmas Eve Massacre perpetrated when Senate democrats voted to pass the health-care reform bill on that most sacred December day. However we might see it, in a shocking twist, after months of trailing state Attorney General Martha Coakley in double-digit territory, Massachusetts State Senator Scott Brown has come thundering like a rocket from the right, campaigning tirelessly during the holidays, despite the frigid Arctic blast that hit the Northeast. As Brown’s poll numbers climb daily, as his name becomes a household word and a call to action nationwide, his momentum has left Martha standing in his dust, looking every bit the victim of a marauding Mack truck.

Indeed, given some of her recent comments, candidate Coakley seems to be exhibiting clear signs of concussion. Catholics shouldn’t work in emergency rooms if they oppose abortion, she tells us. Taxes need to be higher and there are no more terrorists in Afghanistan, she stammered during last weekend’s debate with Brown. After the debate, she hightailed it to D.C. for a fundraiser, smirking that she would rather collect donations from big-money special interests in Washington than stand out in the cold campaigning in her home state.

In addition, it seems that Martha’s refusal in 2005 as then-District-Attorney to bring charges against a child rapist whose weapon of choice against his 23-month-old victim was a curling iron has also failed to resonate positively among voters (especially among those who happen to be Grizzly Moms and Grizzly Dads, I’m sure). It’s yet to be seen if last-minute campaign pleas from Bill Clinton and the President will help (here’s hoping they garner the same results they did last November in Virginia and New Jersey). Also yet to be seen is whether dead, undocumented and fictitious voters will turn out in droves on Tuesday as they did in 2008, or whether Massachusetts voters will be deterred by club-wielding thugs guarding the polling places.  

Meanwhile, Scott Brown is making history, not only with his potential victory in bluest-of-blue Massachusetts in one of the most critical elections in our history, but also by answering a commentator’s question about Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat with his now-legendary response: “Well, with all due respect, it’s not the Kennedy’s seat, and it’s not the democrats’ seat. It’s the people’s seat.”

And that has resonated with voters – those in Massachusetts and in every other state of this union, who understand that the election of Scott Brown could be the first step toward bringing us back from the brink of the precipice on which our nation now stands.

It seems fitting, doesn’t it, that the first salvo in this battle should be fired in Massachusetts? Having played host and homeland to our founders; to the courageous belief in independence and liberty; and soaked in the blood of patriots who risked all for this great nation, Massachusetts is now once more being called to action. Though the Bay State has swung hard left in recent history, we ask her people to hear the call that still resides within their DNA, the call that more than two centuries ago spawned the revolutionary miracle that was, and is, America. We’re depending on you, Massachusetts. Please make it happen on Tuesday.

As for those of us who don’t happen to reside in Massachusetts, well, as I posted here on January 5th, now is the time for all proud Americans with checkbooks to donate to those candidates who represent the best interests of America. We have now been offered such a candidate, whose election would destroy the democratic super-majority in the U.S. Senate, and thus hinder the devastating agenda – nationalized health care, for one — of this administration and the democratic leadership driving it. I have made my donation to Scott Brown (www.brownforussenate.com), and countless others have joined me nationwide. We can’t afford to squander this golden opportunity. Our children are depending on us.

Betsy Siino | Comments