March 7, 2012
Super Tuesday has come and gone and Mitt Romney did his best to portray himself as the inevitable triumphant victor of the party. Winning 6 of 10 states last night, including bellweathers Ohio and Virginia, Romney’s delegate count has now inched past 400, leaving Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in the dust. At 176 and 105 respectively, both Santorum and Gingrich are now far behind Romney, the first time that Romney has solidly staked a claim at inevitability.
So this begs the question, is Romney unstoppable now? He has approximately 700 more delegates to go, but everyone else needs 1000. Is there any way for either man to get to the required 1144 delegates? Absolutely! There are 1541 more delegates to be assigned with the biggest hauls coming from California (172), Texas (155), New York (94), Pennsylvania (71), Illinois (67) and Missouri (52). So there is no doubt that TECHNICALLY all four candidates COULD win the nomination. But of those big states I mentioned, Romney will run very competitive or win each and every one. Santorum will likely win Pennsylvania and Gingrich will be competitive in the south, but Romney with his war chest and superior organization will compete for almost every state. This makes his the far and ahead front runner.
At this point, Romney is looking very confident and for good reason. He squeaked out a win in Ohio that three weeks ago he wasn’t even competitive. He is starting to consolidate the base. The only question is, can he pull in the amount required if Gingrich or Santorum drops out and the remaining candidate gets the other’s support? Time will tell. But An Informed Mind has his money on Romney.
For an in depth look at delegate counts thus far: http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/delegates
March 6, 2012
My friends, I want to tell you one thing. The left just can’t figure out how to attack Romney best. First they say he’s a conservative businessman with too much wealth to be able to know what middle class Americans are struggling with. Then, to tailor their attacks, claim he is a moderate at best and cannot be trusted to be a conservative on fiscal or values positions. Unfortunately, Mitt Romney is not Ronald Reagan, nor is he William Buckley or any other conservative ideal. I wish he were more in line with my views. However, he is at least a fiscal conservative who will bring this country back from the brink that Hussein Obama has taken us to. Mitt Romney is, I believe the best, most competent and by far, the most likely to win against Obama and his cronies. Getting off topic a bit, it used to be that a candidate’s family was by and large off limits. A candidate’s wife, children, parents etc. were not to be attacked by either side as a show of respect and common courtesy, seeing as how the relatives were not running and therefore their thoughts, statements etc. were of little importance to the campaign as opposed to the actual candidate’s positions. However, liberals have taken to saying that Ann Romney’s statement that she doesn’t consider herself wealthy BECAUSE of her wealth is an indicator that the Romneys are out of touch and cannot fathom the difficulties ordinary Americans face. They are taking her completely out of context. What she actually said was that she considers herself wealthy, not because of her wealth, but because of her family and friends and loved ones. Most Americans, wealthy and not, would say the same. I am not wealthy, save for in the love and support I have of my parents, my siblings, my friends. In striving to bring down Romney, liberals have stooped to attacking the man’s wife, by all accounts and very nice person. I see nothing wrong with what Mrs. Romney said and I find her an excellent example of humility and grace in the midst of trials. And I find Mitt Romney a much better example of what a president should be, in that he does not focus on dividing the country, but on uniting. Surely The Left, which hailed Obama as the Great Uniter, He Who Would Cure All Ills, and The One, can get behind a man who has a plan to fix the economy and get Americans believing in America again, right? Unfortunately, The Left doesn’t want that! The Left instead wants Americans in bondage to Big Government. Mitt Romney therefore, is antithetical to The Left and must be defeated. I hope millions of Americans join with me tonight and strike a blow to The Left with a vote for Romney!
August 16, 2011
Obama’s Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in an interview: “I should point out, when you talk about the SNAP program or the foot stamp program, you have to recognize that it’s also an economic stimulus. Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity. If people are able to buy a little more in the grocery store, someone has to stock it, package it, shelve it, process it, ship it. All of those are jobs. It’s the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times.”
The man has spoken! Food stamps are stimulus! It seems that food stamps do a better job of stimulating the economy than jobs do, evidently. Because although there has been a vast increase of people on them, the jobs are less and less plentiful. Hmm… maybe foodstamps are helpful. I mean hungry people got to eat right? And when people eat, they spend money right? Well the thing is, it is government sending money to people, to get them to buy stuff. Only, unlike Stimulus 1.0, this is long term government spending.
One problem with this plan, government can’t continue to spend more and more money, sending essentially free money to people who aren’t working, or are working less, and taking that money from people who are working. Many of whom are not working anymore since Obama and his henchmen are making it much less business friendly within this country.
Again, my brain is scrambled, because the news is on and is turned way up, but I guarantee that my quality articles will become higher quality once I work out a better schedule. Stay informed.
August 4, 2011
Rejoice longsuffering fans of mine. An Informed Mind, after a long and painful hiatus has returned with another illuminating piece. I have been gone a long time and undoubtedly my writing skills have suffered. My mind draws more blanks than it did in the heat of writing, and working long hours at my job tires my mind as well. But I cannot sit back and be silent as the Democratic Socialist Party of America spends us into bankruptcy.
You see, the new debt ceiling bill has raised some hackles on both sides of the aisle. I agree with Rep. Cleaver that this bill is a ‘sugar coated Satan sandwich.’ Only thing is, we have two totally different reasons. First and foremost there is little in the way of guaranteeing spending cuts. In other words, we gave Barack Hussein Obama (his highness) his two+ trillion dollars in debt ceiling raise but without significant cuts to spending, without a balanced budget amendment, without any guarantee of no new taxes in the future. The Republicans have been hoodwinked again.
In other, entirely related news: the DOW has dropped over 500 points in one day. Barack Hussein Obama is a boy that was sent to do a man’s job. Barack Obama is as Eric Cantor pointed out, in over his head. He has never created a single job, he has never had to deal with a budget. While he was smokin’ dope in college on taxpayer money, real economists were learning that spending more than you take in is a recipe for disaster and that countries need to keep a low debt to GDP ratio for the long term health of their economies. Barack never learned this. So while he is bashing ‘millionaires, billionaires and corporate jet owners’, he’s also soliciting funds from them for his reelection.
In closing of this erratic and somewhat discombobulated post, does anyone else notice that whenever something went wrong under Bush, it was always his fault, but now that Obama is at the helm it’s not his? It is always either A. Bush’s fault or B. ‘Circumstances we can’t control’? Goodnight America.
September 4, 2010
Hola, my dear readers! Since there is a long holiday weekend coming up, I figured I had some time for some late night rambling on the current state of affairs in America. There’s a lot going on in the good ole USA so let’s get right down to it.
You think I’m going to mention Glenn Beck’s 8/28 rally first? WRONG! First comes the troops. This month marks the official end of U.S. combat presence in Iraq. While Obama has tried to take credit for this momentous occasion the only credit goes to our heroic men and women in uniform who have performed admirably in some of the most hazardous and extreme conditions on earth. The commanders have also been worthy of respect, leading the men and women under them with courage and dignity. God Bless our troops. Deserving less praise, but still more than Obama is President Bush. He heard from his commanders who were requesting more troops on the ground and went against the Democrats that held power in Congress prior to the surge. And he surged the troops, determined to win. Now three years later, the job has been done, the war has been won and the troops are leaving with honor, just as he has said. Well done Mr. President.
Now on to Glenn Beck. On August 28th Glenn Beck drew nearly half a million people to the mall in Washington D.C. for his ‘Restoring Honor’ rally. While liberal loons on the cesspool of networks out there decried the rally as a den of hatred and a pit of racism, the rally was an overwhelming success, and with independent cameramen and Fox News coverage, as well as UStream on Facebook, the REAL story got out. On Glenn’s radio show he asked callers to call in with testimonies of their experiences with the rally. An older black woman called in and talked about a white family that helped her navigate the crowds in her power scooter and stayed with her all day to make sure that she got wherever she wanted to be. (This family did not know her prior to meeting her getting on an elevator!) Another caller spoke of her husband losing his wallet with the last $20 that they had to their name. In the ruckus, a do-gooder overheard the problem and handed her and her husband a wad of cash, stating “Here take this, I don’t need it.” That wad of cash turned out to be $400! Sounds like a group of ‘old, white people that can’t stand the fact that there is a black man in the White House,” as TV host Fat Ed Schulz from MSNBC categorized them.
Now the elections are practically upon us. The Democratic Socialists of America better prepare jobs for themselves because soon many of them will be out of work. Serves them right; their policies have cost millions of Americans their jobs, now Americans are getting back. As part of this new conservative wave washing over the country, in Alaska another establishment Republican has been defeated by a Tea Party backed upstart. This could be huge come November. It’ll be an incumbent bloodbath. Repubs need to come up with a coherent and successful strategy for governing, because that mantle will fall on their shoulders and we cannot turn back into Democrat-lites and RINOs.
Last but not least, The Incomparable Ohio State manhandled overmatched Marshall 45-7 in the season opener. OSU looked like champions as Pryor and the offense scored more than in any game last year and the defense shut down Marshall with the exception of a blocked field goal attempt returned for a TD. OSU will try and replicate their successes against a resurgent Miami. OSU’s national championship hopes rely on them beating Miami and then winning out. GO BUCKS!
August 30, 2010
Well I never in my wildest dreams would think that churches could use so many envelopes. In my 6 weeks with the company, I have probably shipped or have packaged to ship at a future date more than a quarter million boxes of envelopes. I’m in shipping and with only one other guy helping out, the work is stressful and tiring and hard… and I love it! It’s something to do with my time and I have a job, unlike millions of other Americans thanks to the job killing policies of ineptitude and uncertainty of Barack Hussein Obama.
Being gone from 6:15 in the morning until 4:15 in the afternoon I don’t have much time for this blog anymore, for which I apologize. I will see how it goes when I get more used to the hours. But even if I don’t post any more posts (which is unlikely) remember that An Informed Mind will always fight against big government, mainstream media, Islamofascism, etc. God Bless America!
PS: With the elections coming up, we need to remember how the Democratic Socialists of America treated the will of the people they were elected to serve, especially over health care. Stay strong Conservatives and Tea Party Patriots. We can reclaim this country for what the Founders intended. Let’s ‘THROW THE BUMS OUT’!
July 26, 2010
It’s official, after not months, but YEARS of searching for work in my rundown section of the country, I officially start work tomorrow at a Church supply company. Which one? Wouldn’t you like to know. In any case, the on the job training starts at 7 in the morning, but I couldn’t be happier. Even with the normal new job jitters I can thankfully say, ‘Praise God and hallelujah! I’ve got a job!’ Unfortunately this is something that nearly 10% of Americans cannot say thanks to the job and business killing policies of Barry Obama, the worst president in the history of the universe. Stay tuned for more.