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Saturday, August 04, 2012

51st Rant: We are at the Two Minute Warning in America now

Let me start by playing a short two minute video which was played earlier in the year

This video by Clint Eastwood (shown during the Super Bowl in February) makes a statement that it is halftime in America. Now I will take it one step further and say that right now we are at the two minute warning in America. The Republican and Democrat Conventions (coming up the last week in August and the first week in September respectively) are what I will consider for all intents and purposes as the two minute warning, with the mid-term elections being halftime. The breakdown I have is as follows:

  • First quarter – the inauguration of the Congress and then the President
  • Halftime – the Mid-Term elections and the inauguration of the subsequent Congress
  • Two minute warning – the Conventions
  • End of game – the election until the inauguration of the Congress

At halftime we had changed the course of the Congress when we won the House of Representatives in 2010. Granted we failed to get the Senate, but at least we put the stop to the total overhaul of the country into overt Socialism. We need to keep that edge up until November and beyond. We need to reclaim the Senate and get rid of Obama.

Right now the Democrats appear to be playing a prevent defense. For those of you who do not follow football, a prevent defense is usually done to prevent the opposing team from completing a long pass in order to win the game. So in a sense they are giving the opposing team the short play and also prevent them from getting to the sidelines so they can keep the clock going. Obama, Reid, and Pelosi are throwing all of these minor issues out there (abortion, gay marriage, Mitt Romney’s tax returns, Occupy Wall Street, Romney’s gaffes, etc.) out there as a way to deflect from the main issue of jobs and the economy. They are our form of the short passes for now as a way of throwing the Democrats off target and then when November 6 comes around, they will not know what hit them when they lose because they hang their hats on all of their main issues.

As famous NFL analyst John Madden once said, "All a prevent defense does is prevent you from winning." I will go on record now and say that all the minor issues the Democrats throw out there will prevent them from winning in November. May each and every one of us keep the eyes on the target of the White House and Congress in November and take it back with the ammo of jobs and the economy.

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