Friday, July 9, 2010

GA Primaries

I hope all is well.

As the Georgia primaries rapidly approach (July 20th), the polls are showing that 35%-40% of the voters are still undecided in the state’s gubernatorial race. Our party has several viable candidates running for the office of governor, and at times it is almost impossible to decipher the difference between their stances on the issues. They all call for less government, fighting for the rights of the unborn, lowering taxes, and fighting for state’s rights. However, there is one candidate that has truly impressed me, Jeff Chapman.

There are many reasons I support Jeff Chapman for Governor but I believe that the most powerful reason is his history of fighting for true conservative principles. During his three terms in the state senate, Jeff has continually fought for balancing the budget by cutting costs rather than raising taxes. Sometimes his hard stance on keeping taxes low was in direct opposition to the establishment’s stance. Occasionally this opposition alienated Jeff from the party’s leadership, but he continued to hold his ground. Simply put, Jeff has a history of providing true conservative leadership to the “Gold Dome” and constantly puts Georgians before the party!

Coming off the 2008 presidential election, we realized that President Obama didn’t win because he had better ideas, but rather because we had a weak candidate. If we are not careful the same thing could happen in our gubernatorial race. We cannot risk selecting a weak candidate that will embarrass our party. Right now it seems that almost every day we are hearing of questionable things arise from some of the candidate’s past. In a close election it doesn’t matter if they truly committed the questionable acts; the only thing that matters is that the perception exists. This perception, especially when it is being continually touted by the media, could cost us the election and put Roy Barnes back in power.

Today I ask that you take a stand with me and tell the establishment that we will no longer accept weak candidates. We want a candidate that has a history of fighting for Georgians. We want a candidate that is a conservative before he is a Republican. Please join me in supporting Jeff Chapman for Governor.

For more information visit his website at If you would like to volunteer or put a sign in your yard please let me know.

Thank you,

Shelby Barker


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Taking a break

That is right, only two posts in and I am taking a break. I am taking a break to work on a new project regarding local conservatives. You will see more details to come.

Shelby Barker

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rush Limbaugh the Right's Thinker

Today I am writing about a recent article that my Grandfather sent to me. The article was entitled “Rush Limbaugh: Icon of Anti-Morality” , it seems to be in response to Rush’s first address to the nation, the CPAC speech. I was asked what I thought of the article and here is my response.
First let me preface my argument by telling you that I am a “Rush Baby”, and for the non dido heads, that means that I listen to Rush Limbaugh avidly, thus, making me a supporter of his ideas. Deepak Chopra’s article describes Rush as a mere entertainer that provides no legitimate arguments to the political arena. Comments such as,

"I know people who listen to Limbaugh every morning. They don't believe a word he says. They deplore his rhetorical sins. They detect the whiff of hypocrisy. Basically, they tune in out of sheer incredulity."

make me laugh intensely. They exemplify how Deepak probably seldom listens to the show. Her first mistake is saying that Rush’s show takes place in the morning, when it actually takes place at 12 pm. She discusses the hypocrisy in Rush’s criticism of elected officials, but fails to realize that IF hypocrisy takes place, Limbaugh is not an elected official but rather a private citizen.
Deepak’s condescending view of the 20 million plus listeners of the EIB network is outlandish. Rush Limbaugh is the number one radio show in the world, period. He did not achieve this success simply by being, as the author describes, “dead weight”. Deepak continues by explaining that Rush does not try to understand people of color. This statement exemplifies just how ignorant Deepak is to the topic she writes about. If you listen to any EIB broadcast, or even the CPAC speech, you can draw the conclusion that Rush Limbaugh is done talking about race. He sees people simply as Americans. He supports laws that do not keep minorities dependent on the government, but rather laws that break this dependency.
These are the ideas and beliefs that are truly conservative. If you say that Rush has no more voice in the Republican Party, then you also draw the conclusion that conservatism has no more voice in the Republican Party. If this is the case, then I withdraw my support from the Republican Party and follow my fellow dido heads to support true conservatism. Conservatism wins every time it is on the ballet (look at the anti-gay marriage amendments in liberal states). We need more people like Rush, people that are vocal against the opposition. While the RINO Republicans were foaming at the mouth at the chance to help Obama pass an abusive bailout bill, Rush was the conservative that rallied the troops and led the charge against the bill.
Rush Limbaugh has faced attacks like this in the past. Political rhetoric cannot hurt Rush, because his ideas, continually expand his audience virtually every day.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Call to a Generation

What exactly is a trillion dollars?

Let’s take a moment to wrap our minds around this question.

If I were to spend 1 million dollars every single day since the day Jesus was born, I still would be short of reaching that one trillion dollar mark.

So, I find it hard to believe that just last month President Obama and the congress spent more money in one swoop then America has spent since its conception. How much money? Well, 1 Trillion dollars. They did this by force feeding the American population political rhetoric that claims, “if we don’t act now, America will be doomed to failure.” Stories of how the current system is somehow too free and how the big players within that system are abusing their influence. So, under the banner of change, the same politicians that have run us into the ground are now attempting to prop us up. Their attempts of creating a boost in the economy consist of a thousand page “porkulus” bill. A bill that provides no sense of true change, but rather exemplifies the continual grip that the traditional lobbyists have on the same old politicians, and the same old government. With that being said, I am here to tell you today, that my generation and the future generations of America, have had enough of these same old politicians reaching their grubby hands into OUR back pockets and stealing what is NOT rightfully theirs.

This blog will act as a venue for my thoughts while I watch either the slow demise of the greatest experiment in the world, or the growth of the conservative movement that will ultimately save America. I will share with you pictures and experiences from within the conservative movement while providing any extra commentary that I believe is necessary. Thanks for reading my blog and be sure to invite all your friends!