Liberal Detroit and Conservative Texas

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The bankrupt city of Detroit is a great example of where nothing but Democrat policies for a long time will take you. There has not been any Republican anything in power in that city for the last 60 years. Back in the day when I was still a Democrat, I remember being thrilled watching the new young Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick along with his mother, the then Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick on C-SPAN. Oh, did he disappoint me! People living in cities that Democrats are running and ran for decades should take a good look at the fiscal health of their city. Who knows if your city maybe next to go bankrupt!

I know some of you are saying the comparison is a little off, because Detroit is a city and Texas is a state, but Texas is doing better in this downed economy. Can you say the same for your state? The cities in Texas do not fiscally resemble Detroit in the least. Many of the people who  are boiling over angry with the high taxing liberal to leftist state of California are leaving and moving to Republican conservative Texas, especially for better business prospects. Hey! We can proudly blame George W. Bush for Texas. Gov Rick Perry had to deal with what then Gov. Bush left him. It was all good and Gov. Perry has made it better.

Democrats of Detroit and the fiscally failing cities that are further down the that road where the destination is bankruptcy, should be taking a good look at Republican conservative policies at the city and state level. There are plenty of ‘I told you so’ reactions out there, but it would be wonderful for Detroit some day to achieve full restoration. Of course that will not happen if they continue to run with liberal to leftist policies of the Democratic Party.

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The Pro-Life Victory in Texas

In the end, the frantic efforts of Texas State Senator, Wendy Davis to keep the ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy failed. Sen. Davis filibustered for 10 or 11 hours to delay the vote. There were reports that she had herself catheterized so she would not have to deal with bathroom issues. Sen. Davis achieved a temporary victory when her filibustering forced the vote to start late. Wendy D_Gov RickThere were enough votes to pass the bill, but the late vote ended a few minutes after the required 12:00 a. m. deadline; therefore,  the vote was not valid.

The Texas Governor, Rick Perry and legislative supporters of the abortion ban bill reintroduced it a few days later. The next vote on the ban went through ban is now law in the proper time despite the loud wild protests. The abortion passed 20 weeks in the state. Pro-lifers won. Some early results of this new law in Texas are the closing of 3 Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.

During all the drama from protesters against this abortion ban, a video emerged with abortion proponents chanting “Hail Satan.” Many argue that it is just 1 person saying it. Another video emerged. In this video, there is no denying that you can hear the “Hail Satan” Chant against a woman making an anti-abortion speech. This can hear it from 1 person at 3:35 and then the chanting starting at 5:15. Hail the Lord through Jesus Christ that the enemy, Satan did not prevail in Texas stopping abortion after 20 weeks.

California: The Thrill is Gone

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There was a time when the idea of moving out to California was a delightful thought. Just the warmer weather in central and southern California was enough for me to leave southeastern PA. I spent 4 days in Anaheim, California back in 2004. I was there to attend a national early childhood conference. I also got to go to Disney Land and travel a little part of the Pacific Coast highway. I thought my ranch home would fit in fine in some of the Anaheim neighborhoods. All my house needed was that southern California stucco facade on the front. But now when I see what is happening in California due to Democratic, liberal and leftist policies, the thrill is gone.

Republicans Come Out on Top in Wisconsin

I watched Wisconsin’s Unions against Gov Scott Walker and the state level Republicans from afar in southeastern PA. I followed news reading about it on Drudge, cnsnews.com, Online Wisconsin columns, listening online to Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s 620 WTMJ weekend talks show host, the urban conservative,  James T. Harris and reading his news links on his Facebook Page. I was hoping for the Republicans to retain Senate control. They did, but still suffered loss. Two Republicans were successfully recalled from supposedly safe districts.  The Democrats and public sector unions spent millions for their minor victory. They lost out on the major victory of getting control of the Senate so that they could recall Gov. Walker. Read all about it here.

If you talk to other members in my family circle, you will get the opposite reaction from mine. They see what happen in Wisconsin as bad, especially one from my family who feels doing anything that hurts collective bargaining is comparable to doing away with a basic human right. As I have stated in a previous post, in working in a child care classroom for a well-known Church organization, there was no union and collective bargaining. If non exempt employees did not like a policy, a policy change, or the small 1 or 2 percent raise and/or no raise at all some years, their only option was to quit and go work someplace else.

I turned to MSNBC, but did not stay with it. Now that the Wisconsin Republicans retained their Republican majority, I wish I had stayed on the channel. I turned to it in the 10:00 P. M. hour. Lawrence O’Donnell was hosting while Ed Schultz was reporting in Wisconsin. At that time, they both had such a leftist biased air of certainty that all the Republican state senators would be recalled, but that did not happen.

It is rather clear that the GOP still has the upper hand in Wisconsin. In the public sector union led fight against them a few months back, the GOP celebrated a victory with the reelection of Republican State Supreme Court Judge,  Justice David Prosser, which was a blow to the efforts to reinstate collective bargaining. There is another recall for 2 Democrats next week. Even if the 2 Democrats withstand the recall, the Republicans will still have their majority, but weakened by the loss of 2 of their own. The Wisconsin Democrats are not giving up. The plan to pursue the recall of Gov. Walker.

I hear the cries from union folks and Democratic Party workers urging the everyday working person to fight the GOP (and TEA Partiers) in what they see as the right’s efforts to take employment benefits back to early 1900s. Public sector union demands for their workers seem to ignore today’s harrowing economic conditions around them. They push for benefits that cannot be truly financed by the state through the taxpayer. They apparently do not care that their states are in deficits partly due to meeting their demands in the past.

To me, Republican leaders like Gov. Walker, Gov. Christie and Gov. Kasich are being the adults in the room to the childish public sector workers who feel their benefit and collective bargaining demands are the same as basic rights. Though a little beat up, these Republican leaders are emerging on top  in their states. Contentions remains very strong. It will be interesting to see the losses and/or gains for the public sector unions and Democrats under the Republicans Governors , Walker, Christie and Kasich

The Governor to Follow

A Rob Tornoe Cartoon

Chris Christie is the example to follow for all Governors. Even California’s returning Democrat governor, Jerry Brown seems is going to take pages from the Christie’s play book.  I know my newly elected governor, PA’s Tom Corbett will also be taking several pages from play book. This cartoon makes fun of him not having specifics, but the proof is already in the pudding. I don’t alway agree with this Republican governor of New Jersey, because his conservatism does not include the social, where as mine does. But this man is doing a fantastic job in dealing with the downed economy deficits that effect his state. He is definitely future presidential timber.

Listen to Gov. Christie, especially when he talks about how it is not right for public employees to expect things as usual when others through taxes pay for their good lives are suffering in this downed economy.