Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Time For Choosing

Reagan’s Timeless Classic Applicable Today

This Tuesday, November 3rd may turn out to be an epic moment in American politics.   It’s been one year since Obama’s “historic” election and it appears that the mood of the country has changed from Obama’s high flying rhetoric of “hope and change” to one of less government, less spending, less intrusion into American’s daily lives.

As any who’ve read this and other blogs surely knows by now, there are three key races this Tuesday which will dictate the tone of the 2010 elections.  Those races are in Virginia, New Jersey and NY Congressional District #23.

In New Jersey, John Corzine (D) appears to be on his way out as Governor in favor of Chris Christie.  The key issue here is property taxes which are amongst the highest in the country and still escalating.  Corzine’s 55% disapproval rating doesn’t bode well for this Tuesday as new polling data shows Christie pulling ahead.

NY-23 in which the Republican Establishment mistakenly threw their weight and endorsement behind Dede Scozzafava, a pro-abortion, pro-union, ACORN endorsed candidate has now dropped out of the race as Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has literally usurped her base and taken the lead in the race, in some measure due to endorsements by Sarah Palin – the first Conservative leader to endorse Hoffman. 

With less than 2 days to go, Robert McDonnell has opened an insurmountable lead of 15 points against Democrat R. Creigh Deeds in the race for Governor of Virginia.  The Obama Administration dumped millions of dollars into this race and sent key advisors like David Axelrod to try and save Deeds’ campaign.  Now that they’ve failed, they’re distancing themselves from Deeds and claiming that none of these three races really matter anyway.

Let me tell you why they matter: Each of these races pits a Conservative candidate against a liberal “hope and change” Democrat following Obama’s campaign model of 2008.  As we see in Obama’s own unfavorable ratings which today hit 49% that message no longer resonates with the American people. 

We’ve seen first hand Obama’s “vision for America” which is full of double-digit unemployment and underemployment, skyrocketing budget deficits of $1.5 Trillion/year as far as the eye can see, and government seizure of key industries such as Banking, the Automobile Industry and now health care.  American’s of both political parties don’t like what they see.

Tea Parties anyone?  More than 2,000,000 people protest in Washington DC on September 12th and the Obama Approved Media ignores it. At their own peril mind you.  Meanwhile the Obama administration fails to acknowledge the grievances of millions of Americans and the advice of his own Generals in Afghanistan as the war effort there begins to crumble.

These three races matter alright, they’re a direct referendum on Obama and his now demonstrably failed policies, pitting Conservatism against Liberalism.  The fact that the White House is now trying to downplay the outcomes of these three, key races speaks volumes.

This week marked the 45th anniversary of Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech, we present it to you today ahead of Tuesday’s elections as it’s relevancy has never mattered more than it does today.

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