Friday, February 19, 2010

Tim Pawlenty says, let the Window War begin! (Has he been reading my stuff?)

Well, well, you'd think Tim Pawlenty has been reading The Window War. Then again, maybe it is all mouth. Ya think? All I know is, if somebody takes him up on it, the Fibbies can go and arrest him for sedition instead of me. Heck, mine was just fiction.


February 19, 2010 10:47 AM

Tim Pawlenty: Let's Get the 9-Iron, Like Tiger Woods' Wife

CPAC Convention, Washington -- Conservatives could learn a lot from Tiger Woods' wife Elin, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said at the Conservative Political Action Conference today.

"She said, I've had enough," Pawlenty said. "We should take a page out of her playbook and take a 9-iron and smash the window out of big government."

Following Tiger Woods' car accident in the early morning following Thanksgiving, Elin Woods smashed the window of his SUV in order to free her husband.

Pawlenty, speculated to be a strong contender for the GOP 2012 presidential nomination, made the remark during what was seen as a key speech as he seeks to court conservative activists ahead of a possible run. But he was obviously cognizant that his speech would likely be overshadowed today by Tiger Woods' first public remarks since it was revealed last year that he had a number of extramarital affairs.

In his remarks, the Minnesota governor railed against politicians in Washington for increasing the national debt, going down "on rhetorical bended knee" in front communist China.

"The United States of America is not a beggar nation," he said.

Pawlenty told a personal story very similar to President Obama's, about his mother dying of cancer in her 50's and struggling over bills in her final years.

"It was hard, and it was challenging," he said. Yet he said it gave his family perspective about spending.

"That perspective is not reflected in the current administration," he said.

Taking a combative tone against President Obama and Democrats in Congress, Pawlenty nevertheless said, "We love this country [and] we don't wish it ill will." If Republicans are going to return to power in Washington, he said, they need to "walk the walk."

It won't be easy, but it is possible to curb spending, Pawlenty said, noting that in Minnesota, the spending curve is down to zero.

As previous speakers have here at CPAC, Pawlenty joked that the snowstorms that devastated the Washington area, costing the local and federal governments huge sums, were beneficial because "any day that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi can't get to work is a good day for freedom, a good day for liberty, and a good day for people's wallets."

He also accused the president of being too soft on issues of national security, saying that the president of France is lecturing America on "the dangers of appeasement."

"That is like AIG lecturing us on financial responsibility," he said. "I have a message for President Obama: Mr. President, no more apology tours, and no more giving Miranda rights to terrorists."

Pawlenty said conservatives also have a message for liberals: "If you try to take our freedoms, we will fight back."

Pawlenty also took at swipe at Mr. Obama by referencing another big event going on now – the Olympics.

"If government spending were an Olympic sport, [Obama] would be a repeat gold medalist," he said.

Pawlenty brought the crowd to their feet warning Democrats that Republicans were "planting the flag on constitutional ground" and that if they try to take away their freedoms "we will fight back."


straightarrow said...

I don't disagree with the sentiment, but before I buy the package, I want to see them "walk the walk". No promises, no great soaring oratory, just buckle down and do the hard shit.

So far, I haven't espied one of his party doing anything resembling that. The only argument between the Dems and Reps is the division of the spoils. Until that changes nothing else does.

Unfortunately, I don't think it can change without bloodshed. We won't be believed until then. Our own damn fault. We trained them.

Anonymous said...

T-Paw is lots of talk, but you see we have a brand new statium for the Twinkies and the UofM. ChooChoos are going up everywhere. HE IS NO 3per and is most definately NOT a Conservative. He is out for what will put him in the oval office as a resident, not a visitor. He has had his whole last term to fix our Carry Law Reciprosity, and all it would take is a word from him - no word yet; we are still waiting. He broke that promise to over 60k Carry Permit Holders, he is most assuradly not above lieing to get folks to vote for him.


Anonymous said...

He may indeed be all mouth. He wouldn't be the first. It may be that Pawlenty sees what is coming, in terms of the current admins progressive agenda, and the likelihood that many of our non-representing representatives, Dem's and Rep's alike, are likely to be shown the door come November, or perhaps worse, and he is trying to make it appear as if he understands the increasing rage of We The People.

But those of us that will stand upon the courage of our convictions and refuse to be subjugated, know that government officials are just that. Government. They are not We The People...

"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."

George Mason

Or it may be that Pawlenty knows that We The People are fed up with what our Republic has become, and that some of us may indeed do whatever we must do to protect our freedoms and Constitution. No matter the costs, on our side or theirs.

For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

Patrick Henry

So, do not continue to push me unless you wish to be pushed back, as I have no more room with which to step back.

If We The People find our backs against the wall the consequences that result will be bloody, and justified.

Mike III