The Bicycle: I Raced The Lake last weekend. 90 miles around Lake Winnebago. A real-live race. It was cool. I did well for an old guy. But I also hurt myself and am now on the DL. We'll see what next week brings.
The VRWC: Patricia Murphy says the TEA Party "rage" has died. Dead, gone, toast? Meh. Her point doesn't seem to match the headline.
Lindsey Graham still has a target on his back, as do Olympia Snowe and the rest of the RINO contingent. The TEA Party activists have to communicate a very clear vision that resonates with the general electorate. Right now, we are being outflanked by a media talking point that we are "domestic terrorists", we have no "vision" other than to eliminate government. We must take the offensive on our message. As I have said numerous times, the TEA Party folks are the adults in the room. We seem to be the only ones with the courage and fortitude to say "Stop!" We are the only ones who recognize compromise is always in the direction of bigger government, more spending and greater debt. We are the only ones who see the coming train wreck and know we have the means to prevent it.
What should the TEA Party groups be setting out? Here is what we know:
- All federal regulations are unconstitutional. Every...single...one. Congress does not have the authority to delegate lawmaking. Federal Regulations have the force of law. They are unconstitutional. How does one get past the "You don't care about clear air, clean water,the elderly, the hungry, blah, blah, blah?" Force Congress to make the regulations or pass regulatory rulemaking over to the states. No, that isn't delegation. It's the Tenth Amendment.
- Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are not the purview of the feds, either.
We have to put these in the light of an alternative. Yes, people will still be protected. No, you won't be thrown out in the street to die. But you will have to make your own way. We can't afford to do it differently. Provide incentives for families and communities to take care of their own. Continue to target RINOs. Recognize that cuts must be made whether they affect us directly or not. Otherwise we are hypocrites.