Ben Sasse….

 

SASSE FOR PRESIDENT.   HERE is a guy who explains American exceptionalism, which some of us discussed here in Comments recently, better than anyone I’ve seen.    What a guy.

Z

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29 Responses to Ben Sasse….

  1. Silverfiddle says:

    All well and good. The GOP is spilling over with people who can preach to the choir. What the GOP needs is people who can carry a winning message to a broad swath of Americans, and yes, you’ve got to be media savvy to do it, since the Government-Infotainment Media Complex is biased to hate anything with even a whiff of conservatism.

  2. bocopro says:

    He’s right, of course, on many points. Love that line about the limits placed on government by the Constitution being features to protect us, not bugs for us to eliminate. The old argument about the 2nd Amendment giving people the right to bear arms is a perfect example of how people, especially Democrats, completely misunderstand the whole concept – government doesn’t GIVE anybody the right to keep guns; it protects that natural right.

    And that’s gubmint’s job – to protect citizens and their natural rights. Our gummint ain’t s’posed to rule; it’s s’posed to make sure people have the freedom to exercise their very natural and inalienable rights which the government had nothing whatever to do with bestowing, OR rescinding.

    What D.C. tends to put in a dark corner and ignore is that it, meaning central government, derives its “just powers from the consent of the governed” and whenever the government becomes destructive or abusive of the power temporarily loaned to it by the people, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and develop a new government to do the job the original is failing at.

    As he said, we are free citizens, not subjects, and the raison d’etre of D.C. is to keep us safe so that we are free to say what we want, worship what we want, do what we want, and not be afraid that some bureaucrat or aristocrat can whimsically take those freedoms away from us. (Not exactly what FDR said, but same intent.)

    Somethin else D.C. tends to ignore is that anything not spelled out in the Constitution as powers delegated to central government by the individual states is the business OF those states to deal with on their own. Or put another way, those powers not spelled out as delegated to Washington still belong to the people.

    Washington is like this nice tree planted beside of the house to provide shade from the sun in the afternoon. At first the tree was beautiful and a wonderful benefit in the evenings. But over time, it grew out over the house and plugged up the gutters and downspouts with its leaves and seeds. It stifled the growth of all the grass under its canopy, creating a muddy mess when it rained, and eventually it became so rotten internally and heavy with growth that one day during a storm it fell apart and destroyed the house.

    Sasse very eloquently said that the time has come to prune and trim that tree.

  3. geeez2014 says:

    SF, that’s exactly why I liked this guy; I thought his message, and they way he delivered it, was appealing to anyone…..the way he talked about the Constitution, and what truly does make America exceptional, blew my mind.

  4. geeez2014 says:

    BOY, are WE having thunder and lightning this morning!!

  5. John M. Berger says:

    If we still have a party or even a country, for that matter, I can see him running for a higher office in the future. Should that happen let’s pray that [he] doesn’t fall to the corruption so rampant in D.C. culture.

  6. Silverfiddle says:

    Until someone can go out into the vast cultural wasteland and bring people to conservatism, its all noisy gongs and clanging cymbals.

  7. Once politicians arrive in DC, they let slip the surly Constitutional bonds of our Nation State and dance the skies on the laughter-filled golden wings of the Market State

  8. geeez2014 says:

    SF…so where does that start? How does that ‘bringing people to conservatism” start other than a man like this getting out there and talking like this?
    And, of course, with OUR media, as you pointed out above, how DOES that happen? Help us here 🙂

    JMB…”Should that happen let’s pray that [he] doesn’t fall to the corruption so rampant in D.C. culture.” You know, I thought the very same thing….we’ve liked people who’ve seemingly lost their ‘pizazz’ and turned all establishment on us.
    We need someone saying the TRUTH and revealing the establishment for what it is.

    Sadly, it’s only Republicans who’ll do that…Dems are never wrong (as if)

    Bocopro:Very well said… a wonderful adjunct to Sasse’s speech! Bravo!

  9. geeez2014 says:

    Vrag, I can’t read your post right now but will try to later.
    I agree that they get to D.C. and something HAPPENS> :

  10. FB says:

    Great speech. I enjoyed Michelle Malkin being pissed off too.

  11. geeez2014 says:

    FB….about what? She doesn’t like Ben Sasse??

  12. FB says:

    Another great video I enjoyed this weekend.

  13. FB says:

    Michelle Malkin spoke at CPAC. She was fired up.

  14. Silverfiddle says:

    Z: CPAC is preaching to the choir. All well and good, but it does absolutely nothing-zero-to expand the conservative base.

    How? I don’t know; I’m not a politician. Rand Paul went to where the Democrats were and preached to them, with little result, so I don’t say its easy.

    All I know is, all the CPAC conventions, conservative radio, and the rest of the echo chamber stuff has done little beyond exciting the already-conservative masses.

  15. Of course, this is the same Ben Sasse who will NEVER vote for Trump and back a third party if Trump is the nominee.

  16. bocopro says:

    This is the correct Michelle. Always admired her because she does her homework and is completely unafraid to call a burro a jackass.

    Like to read Coulter for her nimble yet powerful use of snark and metaphor, but don’t like watching her talk.

    Like to watch Michelle for her fire, her mental agility, her power, her focus on truth. She also corresponds nicely to my criteria for feminine beauty. She’s a shade or two darker than the one I married, but who cares about those sorts of trivialities.

    Also like the one I married, I wouldn’t want to be in the same room with her when she’s angry with me.

  17. bocopro says:

    As for d’ Judge, when I sent that video out to my e-mail group, I titled it “And the horse you rode in on . . . .”

  18. FB says:

    Also like the one I married, I wouldn’t want to be in the same room with her when she’s angry with me.

    Thanks for the laugh.

  19. Mal says:

    Great speech by Sasse. Well stated, but we’ve had many great orators before that seem to fail once elected. So what it comes down to is ignoring the promises and electing only those with a proven track record. In this cycle, Cruz, and Kasich fall into that category. Trump and Carson have proven records, too, but not in government.
    In Hillary’s speech last night she slammed Trump by saying her winning percentage was higher than Trumps, but conveniently avoided that he had 3 others competing while she only had one. Typical of the left! If you can’t impress them with the truth, confuse them with B.S. and half truths.

  20. geeez2014 says:

    SF…yes, speaking to CPAC is certainly ‘to the choir!!’t…I don’t mean that; I’m not talking about the venue, I mean HIM…”Where do we start?” getting THIS type of speaker OUT THERE? We’re clearly not hearing anything this well explained and enticing to Americans who aren’t conservatives.

    Ed, that’s right; Sasse has said that if Trump’s the nominee, he won’t vote for him.

    bocopro; right about Coulter….but I’ve heard her speak in person and she was charming, sincere, self effacing, and soft spoken….amazing difference than on TV.

    Malkin, Coulter, all these amazing thinkers tick me off; nobody other than Conservatives listen because the Leftist media finds something on them and broadcasts that so much that nobody can stand to give them a chance. So, these gals make a LOT of money doing what we bloggers are doing, basically, and getting NOWHERE convincing a nation. REALLY ticks me off. I suppose it’s not their fault but…

    This is why I posted SASSE’S speech…WE know this, CPAC knows this, but AMERICA hasn’t heard him and THAT’s why I liked this so much; THIS kind of talking was something they might listen to if given half a chance.

  21. Kid says:

    Z, So, Sasse will vote for hilrod if Trump is the nominee ? Directly or indirectly. Sorry, not acceptable. Here we are with these Conservatives who won’t vote for anyone but the perfect candidate and therefore leave us at the throes of the purely evil.

  22. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, these are people of great character. Jonah Goldberg has said the same thing.
    I TOTALLY agree that it’s a vote for Hillary, but character does count and some of us are going to want to PUKE before voting for the CLOWN.
    It’s not ‘anyone but the perfect candidate’…it’s putting the character we’ve worked our lifetimes to develop to DEATH by voting for this ridiculous stupid horrible vulgar man.
    I’ll vote for him against ANY liberal, and I have a hunch Jonah and Sasse will, too…I think it’s hyperbole on their part. But I SURE understand their point.

    You’re right; we cannot be in the throes of pure evil, but I suspect we are now, anyway.
    And I do believe Donald will turn to the left the minute he gets the nomination. Count on that.

  23. Kid says:

    Bottom line, Trump would be a lot more entertaining that the hildebeast. That counts for something to me. Man I hear the beast on TV by accident from time to time and even her voice sounds like it is being pumped through satan’s butthole.
    Sorry, just being honest and can’t imagine what else to say about it.

  24. John M. Berger says:

    @, Kid,

    For what it’s worth, I’m with you BUDDY!

  25. Silverfiddle says:

    @ Kid: “Z, So, Sasse will vote for hilrod if Trump is the nominee ? Directly or indirectly. Sorry, not acceptable. Here we are with these Conservatives who won’t vote for anyone but the perfect candidate and therefore leave us at the throes of the purely evil.”

    Yes! Nuts, isn’t it”

    “I’m a REAL Conservative, a Rock-Ribbed Reagan Conservative! …if I don’t get my candidate on the ballot, I’m stamping my feet and voting for the liberal Democrat.

    It’s either drugs or mental illness. Nothing else can explain it, other than perhaps they are profiting from the DC Crime Syndicate, and they feat El Donaldo will bust it up…

  26. geeez2014 says:

    I admire those who won’t vote because I so get where they’re coming from.

    But yes. WE SHOULD VOTE…absolutely…the thought of HIllary is positively SICKENING.

  27. geeez2014 says:

    We have to HAMMER HOME the SUPREME COURT APPOINTEES…that in itself is worth voting to make sure a LIBERAL doesn’t get into office.

  28. Kid says:

    @SF, Z, Well this is easy for me as 1) I have yet to vote For someone, I vote against democrats and 2) Yes, it is all about the supreme court this time. One more lib and they sill shred the constitution starting with the 2nd amendment and 3) I have no fantasies about someone getting in and actually fixing the things that are tearing us apart, welfare state, education,

    @JMB, Thanks.

  29. Silverfiddle says:

    Z: Yes. Supreme Court nominees are all that keeps me from turning my back and walking away.

    The next president will nominate one at the least. If the next president gets reelected (s)he could end up appointing four. That’s big–change the nation forever big.

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