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Dr. Jack Wheeler: Half-Full Report of the Week

Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler
Friday, 17 August 2012

Remember the place:  Chillicothe (chill-a-koth-ee), Ohio, a small town of some 22,000 about 50 miles south of Columbus.  Remember the date:  Tuesday, August 14, 2012.  For this is where and when the landslide defeat of Zero by Romney truly began.

I encourage you to read the entire text of Romney in Chillicothe – but here’s the money excerpt:

When Team Zero heard Romney tell their boss:

Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America”

They spazzed in fright and faux outrage – for like their boss, they can dish it out but they can’t take it.  You know what freaks a fanatic out the most?  Doubt.  A fanatic is so because he’s built a wall around his brain to keep out any hint of evidence he could be wrong.  Once the drip of doubt starts creating cracks in that wall, his brain can dissolve into a puddle of goo.

Team Zero was so sure they could wipe the floor with Romney as they did with McCain.  They were overjoyed when he picked Paul Ryan to run with him, so sure they could gut him like they did with Sarah Palin.  That was so yesterday.

The Dems have never been up against as much high-IQ firepower as Romney-Ryan. Even more shocking to them is R-R’s willingness to fight back, to slice and dice them, when attacked.  Bullying, lying, scumbag scurrilous libeling of their opponents is the Dem way – while Pubs are expected to react like Amish pacifists who are religiously prohibited from defending themselves.

Dems are the punk bullies in the movie Witness pushing Amish kids around when this Amish man walks up to them – only he’s in disguise, just living among them.  His Amish friend didn’t want him to get out of the buggy and confront the bullies:  “It’s not our way.”  Spoken like a true establishment Republican.  The man says, “But it’s my way”…

Romney-Ryan are going to beat the crap out of Zero-SloJoe just like Harrison Ford.  Even better, they’ll have fun doing it.


Especially Ryan.  Romney vs. Zero is to the knife, but Ryan vs. Biden is cat vs. mouse.  A mentally handicapped mouse.  A new word has entered the lexicon thanks to SloJoe:  “gaffetastic.”

This has been a truly gaffetastic week for SloJoe.  On Tuesday (8/14) in Danville, Virginia, he warned a heavily black audience that the evil Republicans had plans for them:  “They gonna put y’all back in chains.”  Then he asked for their support.  “With your help, we can win North Carolina again!”  Yes, in a speech in Virgina.

So yesterday (8/16) in North Canton, Ohio, Paul Ryan told his audience, “It’s great to be here in North Canton – or as Joe Biden might say, it’s great to be here in Nevada…”

Then SloJoe followed up his Danville talk with another in Virginia, in which he exclaimed, “Where’s it written that we cannot lead the world in the 20th century?”  Ryan had to remind him what century it is now.

All of this prompted Rudy Giuliani to comment on Larry Kudlow’s CNBC show:

“The vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I have never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things. I mean, there’s a real fear if, God forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it.

“I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. People think well, he just talks a little bit too much. Actually, he’s just not very smart.”


The truth is, SloJoe is way too easy and boring a target for Ryan – so he’s starting to have fun going after Zero. In that North Canton talk yesterday, he actually said Zero is China’s “doormat” –

“They (China) steal our intellectual property rights. They block access to their markets. They manipulate their currency. President Obama promised he would stop these practices. He said he’d go to the mat with China. Instead, they’re treating him like a doormat.”


As it becomes gin clear that SloJoe is no match for Ryan, the clamor for Hillary to replace him crescendo’ed.  Jack Kelly tells me it’s Dem straw-grasping:

“2016 is her last shot, and it would be a better shot after four years of Republicans than after having been first mate on Zero’s Titanic. The idea that switching to Hillary would switch the nation’s attention to foreign policy from the economy is ludicrous.  Also, nothing signals panic more than dumping your Veep.  Nope, they’re stuck with Joe – but they’d better find a way to cancel the vice presidential debate.”


Things are going to accelerate into warp speed now.  It’s amazing the speed at which the dynamics are shifting towards Romney-Ryan.  The Dems made a full frontal assault to ridicule and demonize Ryan the instant Romney announced him last Saturday (8/11).  Epic Fail.

Support for him is exploding across all age groups.  Seniors are telling Ryan to “Kick ass!”Seniors in Florida and elsewhere want Romney-Ryan to protect them from Obamacare.

Even the Libs of The Daily Beast are saying that Ryan can protect “The Screwed Generation” – Generation X, now in their 30s and 40s – from being screwed more by Zero.  [Note:  the HFR has a lot of links, I know, but this one should be a “must read”]

And pollster John Zogby is finding the young vote – 18-29 – switching in vast swarms towards R-R.

The entire energy of 2008 that propelled Zero’s victory has reversed polarity – all the positive energy and momentum is with R-R.  This is showing up in the ground game.  Team Zero is failing in its voter registration efforts, while R-R’s is gaining.

The leftie Third Way think tank issued a report on Monday (8/13), showing that in eight key swing states such as North Carolina and Florida, Dem registration was down 800,000 while the Pub’s was 10 times less.  The leftie Boston Globe reported yesterday (8/16) that hugely expensive Dem registration efforts in swing states are failing, with “Republican and independent gains far outpacing those of Democrats.”

While Dem fundraising is down, it’s gone through the roof for the Pubs since Romney tapped Ryan.  This Memo from the Romney Campaign today (8/17) details it.


Yet we are in the calm before Hurricane Romney-Ryan hits.  The mountain of cash Team Romney has accumulated can’t be spent, according to campaign finance laws, until the GOP Tampa Convention 10 days from now (Aug. 27-30) and the general campaign begins with R-R as the formal nominees.  Mitt has been running a campaign on the fumes of what he raised back in the primaries.

On September 1st, a deluge of radio, television, internet, social network ads and campaign efforts for R-R will begin, and keep up for 66 straight days.  And that’s far from all.  Team Romney is organizing a boots-on-the-ground voter turn-out operation that will leave Zero’s in the rear-view mirror.

To repeat:  the Dems and Zero’s Chicago boys have never ever been up against guys as smart as Romney and Ryan, nor as charmingly ruthless.  As this slowly dawns on them, the only way they know how to react will be with increased over-the-top personal viciousness.  It’s going to be so much fun watching them, and Zero especially, lose it over and over and over again.

The black racist clown on MSNBC, Toure Neblett claiming last night (8/16) that any criticism of Zero by Romney is “niggerization” is the latest pathetic example.  Stock up on popcorn.


Now on to the Billboard of the Week.  You may have seen this story about a company in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (near Tulsa), Additive Systems, that has a huge sign up saying:  We Built This Business Without Gov’t Help – Obama Can Kiss Our Ass.

Note the picture in the local TV station story has the key word blurred out.  If any TTPer living near Tulsa could get us a photo of the actual unblurred sign, we’d appreciate it.

The same message – unblurred – has been put up by Blue Stream Oil & Gas Rental in New Iberia, Louisiana (a pilgrimage site for all gourmets, as it’s the home of Tabasco Sauce).

These companies and their owners deserve our thanks and gratitude for their patriotic courage.  That said, the Billboard of the Week Award goes hands down to:


Actually, it’s the Billboard of the Year, put up in Elkhart, Indiana by the We The People tea party patriots. The local Elkhart paper ran a story about it, quoting the wimp Rino leader of the Elkhart Republican Party as saying he was “appalled” by the sign.  He is such a perfect example of why the Tea Parties have to take over the GOP and dump these gutless wonders.  It is we who are appalled byhim.


Now for the HFR Hero of the Week.  That would be Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who on Wednesday (8/15) had the exceptional courage to defy Zero’s blatantly illegal attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, and issued an Executive Order blocking state agencies from issuing driver’s licenses and other public benefits to them.

Fabulous.  Our hats are off to you, Governor Brewer.  If only we had several dozen governors more like you.


Readers of the London Daily Mail were in a tizzy this week (8/14) over a story about a Moslem Palestinian Arab immigrant woman and her six children trashing a $2 million taxpayer-funded home, then claiming “I am entitled to live in a house like this, even if I don’t pay for it,” while one of her sons gave a double finger to reporters.

“I am entitled” – the great socialist mantra.  “I am entitled to what other people produce, I am entitled to enslave them for my benefit.”

How insufferable.  Yet how many Brits noted the hilarious hypocrisy of the Daily Mail for running a story on the very same day (8/14) trashing Paul Ryan for criticizing Britain’s socialist National Health Service because it (in Ryan’s words) “makes patients dependent on government help”?

Ryan’s saying, “We need only look to Great Britain and elsewhere to see the effects of socialized health care on the broader economy… once a large number of citizens get their health care from the state, it dramatically alters their attachment to government,” made the Mail’s socialist readers oh so mad.

He’s going to be doing that to hordes of Socialists, Marxists, and Fascists on our side of the Pond too – although here in America these folks are known as “Democrats.”  What a brilliant choice Romney has made.  What a brilliant week.  There will be more.


Let’s close with something pure American Fun.  TTPer Chris Confer (Haptikz on the Forum) is giving us a heads up on the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit starting tomorrow and running all week.

Two million folks show up for what is the world’s biggest American classic car event.  No cars ever made are as cool as American Hot Rods and Classics. Let Chris know on the Forum if you’ll be there or want to come.

Enjoy the summer serenity before the Romney-Ryan Typhoon…