I’ve been thinking about the battle going on over Obama’s Constitutional eligibility. Those who think its vital that Constitutional requirements are met, that fake Presidents should be exposed, and those who say it it a matter of only relatively small consequence.
Its basically a fight aligned along the barrier between the Republican establishment and the political newcomers who see the right as not having fought hard enough over the last few decades to maintain its political position.
There are a number of ideological questions hanging over Donald Trump but he has one thing going for him that is his ‘trump’ card. He knows how to fight. Witness for example his strong attacks on George Stephanopoulos, the fake journalist, and Michelle Bachmann’s weak surrender.
There is one way to solve this impasse. Trump needs to announce a third party run. Make it a standoff between the Republican Establishment who have for years never missed a chance to give ground to the left, and the fighters.
Then we will see if the issue of Obama’s eligibility is important or not important. If Trump on his own carries enough support to threaten the current standing of the Republicans then they will be forced into accepting that Obama’s eligibility is the key issue of the campaign and change their tactics. Trump can then drop his bid.
If this happens, Karl Rove and other RINOS will have been exposed as very bad judges of what is important and they’ll have to quit. Republican supporters who currently say the issue is of little import will have to admit they were wrong and change their views. The Republican party can then unify and move forward.
If Trump attracts little support, then fair enough, Rove and the rest were right and Trump can call his bid off anyway. Nothing to lose from this strategy but the solidifying of the offensive against Obama.
Just a quick post to say thanks to all those who drop in on TrueblueNZ and a special thanks to my regular commenters. Today this site dropped into the low thousands on the Alexa ranking in NZ and in making this mark, its has rocketed past many of the long established blogs. It is to me an unbelievable increase over my original starting point. There has been a 80% increase in visits in the last month and a 150% increase over three months.
I try to make this an interesting site, but my prime purpose is to promote views that are coincident with those of traditional Conservative ideas, and while we all might disagree on the detail, the big picture is what is important. My intention is to use the credo expressed by Sid Holland as the basis for my political position and to continue to push for small government, minimal taxes and maximum individual liberty all underpinned by the strength of individual moral conviction.
“To promote good citizenship and self-reliance; to combat communism and socialism; to maintain freedom of contract; to encourage private enterprise; to safeguard individual rights and the privilege of ownership; to oppose interference by the State in business, and State control of industry”.
Today’s National Party are traitors to the very principles the party was founded upon. They are the biggest social and political problem that exists in NZ, and until these traitors and appeasers and poseurs are replaced by people to whom the above principles have some meaning, NZ’s parlous social, economic and political position will not improve.
Thanks again for your support. Very much appreciated.
“To thine own self be true”.
..and never forget Samuel Adam’s quote-
“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
Team New Zealand will get another $36 million from the Government to contest the 2013 America’s Cup, the Government has announced. Acting Economic Development Minister David Carter said the Government was contractually obliged to give the money to Team New Zealand to fight for the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco.
Carter said “the eyes of the world” would be on San Francisco for the elite yacht race. “We will use the America’s Cup to our full advantage by showcasing New Zealand’s technology, products and services, and encouraging tourism,” Carter said.
What was that headline the other day from Key??
Key: We can’t help your price pain
Prime Minister John Key yesterday acknowledged New Zealanders were “feeling the pinch” as prices rose at their fastest rate in two years led by fuel costs, something he said the Government could do little about.
I am so sick of these worthless lying socialists. Watch for the apologetic propaganda post on Keywiblog.
Update: The story is that it was a watertight contract introduced under Labour and driven by Trevor Mallard. Fair enough. However, does anyone reading this think that if National had have been able to cancel they would have? I would venture that National would have no problem with this expenditure. On the grounds that it may generate taxable income for the country. My complaint still stands. National are still not concerned that this payment breaches their founding principles. To wit-
“to oppose interference by the State in business, and State control of industry”
National have no view on this that differs in any substantial way from Labour’s.
One to make the heads of liberals spin until they drop off. FOX News-
Charlie Sheen Questions Validity of Obama’s Birth Certificate
“For starters, I was f**king born here, how about that? And I got proof! Nothing Photoshopped about my birth certificate,” Sheen said.
According to the Washington Post, Sheen’s comments brought cheers from the 3,700-seat venue in Washington, D.C.
Maybe that’s Sheen’s next vocation- politics, as Democrat Presidential candidate.
Keith Windschuttle always writes interesting and provocative articles, and today’s effort in the Australian is no exception. First of all, Keith lays into the censorship over the court case by the Australian Fairfax media group.
If you get your news only from the Fairfax press, you would have missed one of the most damaging scandals yet to have rocked Aboriginal affairs. The story received front-page treatment in News Limited newspapers, especially The Australian, when it broke on April 14, and for the following five days. Several television and online forums canvassed its consequences. But Fairfax editors regarded it as such a threat to their world view they imposed a nationwide ban on the story. Not a word about it appeared in the pages of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review or The Sun-Herald.
Bolt had written opinion on his blog that many people claiming to be Aborigine were not so much so as white or mainly European in descent, and therefore had only a tenuous claim to the many benefits they had received from identifying as indigenous. He was subsequently sued under Australia’s odious and totalitarian Racial Hatred Act by a number of plaintiffs including Larissa Behrendt. (see picture).
The Racial Hatred Act is a disgusting and barbaric piece of legislation that has no place in a civilised society. The law should be expunged from the statutes. Bolt’s “trial”, regardless of whether the plaintiffs are true aborigines or not, is a farce that should never have taken place. However Windschuttle’s article is a devastating deconstruct of Behrendt’s claims regarding her Aboriginal heritage. Coming after her disgraceful attack upon a true aborigine, it should see the end of her academic career-
Behrendt was born in 1969 and grew up mainly in the middle-class Sydney suburb of Gymea on Port Hacking in the Sutherland Shire. Neither she nor her parents came from an Aboriginal community. Her part-Aboriginal father Paul was an air traffic controller and later an academic, her white mother Raema an accountant. [..]
Both Behrendt and her father claim that his mother, Lavinia Boney, was a member of the Stolen Generations. The archival evidence, however, reveals this is incorrect. According to Boney’s file in the NSW Aborigines Protection Board records, in 1917 when she was aged about 13 and living at the blacks’ camp at Dungalear Station, near Walgett, her mother died. Her father’s whereabouts were unknown, so she was effectively an orphan.
The Aborigines Protection Board found her a job as a domestic servant on a pastoral station at Collarenebri. Her file says this was at “the girl’s own request to get away from camp life”. From 1921 to 1923 Boney was employed in domestic service in hospitals and private homes in Sydney and Parkes. She met the German editor Henry Behrendt at Parkes Hospital. They married and went to live at Lithgow. Lavinia eventually had nine children by him before she died in childbirth. In 1944 Henry placed five-year-old Paul and his surviving siblings in the Presbyterian Church’s Burnside Homes at Parramatta.
[..] (Paul, Larissa Behrendt’s father) lived in a hippie commune before moving in with Bobbi Sykes, the black activist made famous in the 70s at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra. She was also a supporter of the Black Panthers movement. Sykes subsequently won a scholarship to Harvard University where she was described as its first Aboriginal graduate. However, her Aboriginal identity was later declared fraudulent by Aboriginal activist Pat O’Shane, the NSW magistrate also from Sykes’s birthplace, Townsville. Sykes’s father was not an Aborigine but a black American soldier stationed in north Queensland during World War II.
Sykes became important in Larissa Behrendt’s life, showing her how she could also get to Harvard. Larissa admitted that in her undergraduate degree, “I hadn’t got particularly high marks”. Yet she was preferred ahead of a university medallist, and the decision generated a complaint. In an age of affirmative action in higher education, however, she fitted the required profile. “I think Harvard saw a gap in their intake,” she explained.
Disgraceful that a good man like Bolt should be up on charges over this farcical matter which is nothing but a political hit job. The whole Windschuttle article is here. The Australian.
Stephanopoulos: Well I have the president’s certificate right here. It’s certified, it’s got a certification number. It’s got the registrar of the state signed. It’s got a seal on it. And it says ‘this copy serves as prima facie evidence of the fact of birth in any court proceeding.’
Bachmann: Well, then that should settle it.
Stephanopoulos: So it’s over?
Bachmann: That’s what should settle it. I take the president at his word and I think– again I would have no problem and apparently the president wouldn’t either. Introduce that, we’re done. Move on.
Stephanopoulos: Well this has been introduced. So this story is over?
Bachmann: Well as long as someone introduces it I guess it’s over.
Stephanopoulos: It’s right there.
Bachmann: Yeah, there you go. Because that is not the main issue facing the United States right now.