Ed Naile, CNHT

Hear Ed Naile every Wednesday morning on WLMW 90.7 FM on the Girard at Large radio show or listen to the archives at Voter Fraud Radio

All The Smarts He Can Summon

Oh how American leftists (Those who run the Democrat Party) always think the last election they won is the last election that will ever be necessary on the long march to Socialism. The appearance of “The Anointed One” who was to transcend race and division would put to pasture the idea that bigger government was a burden on freedom and the American economy. Surely the masses would come around.

And then we had the Newsweek story of the century:

We Are All Socialists Now

By Jon Meacham

Filed:  2/6/09 at 7:00 PM |  3/13/10 at 5:43 PM

The interview was nearly over. On the Fox News Channel last Wednesday evening, Sean Hannity was coming to the end of a segment with Indiana Congressman Mike Pence, the chair of the House Republican Conference and a vociferous foe of President Obama's nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill. How, Pence had asked rhetorically, was $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts going to put people back to work in Indiana? How would $20 million for "fish passage barriers" (a provision to pay for the removal of barriers in rivers and streams so that fish could migrate freely) help create jobs? Hannity could not have agreed more. "It is … the European Socialist Act of 2009," the host said, signing off. "We're counting on you to stop it. Thank you, congressman."

There it was, just before the commercial: the S word, a favorite among conservatives since John McCain began using it during the presidential campaign. (Remember Joe the Plumber? Sadly, so do we.) But it seems strangely beside the point. The U.S. government has already—under a conservative Republican administration—effectively nationalized the banking and mortgage industries. That seems a stronger sign of socialism than $50 million for art. Whether we want to admit it or not—and many, especially Congressman Pence and Hannity, do not—the America of 2009 is moving toward a modern European state.

We remain a center-right nation in many ways—particularly culturally, and our instinct, once the crisis passes, will be to try to revert to a more free-market style of capitalism—but it was, again, under a conservative GOP administration that we enacted the largest expansion of the welfare state in 30 years: prescription drugs for the elderly. People on the right and the left want government to invest in alternative energies in order to break our addiction to foreign oil and it is unlikely that even the reddest of states will decline federal money for infrastructural improvements.

If we fail to acknowledge the reality of the growing role of government in the economy, insisting instead on fighting 21st-century wars with 20th-century terms and tactics, then we are doomed to a fractious and unedifying debate. The sooner we understand where we truly stand, the sooner we can think more clearly about how to use government in today's world.

As the Obama administration presses the largest fiscal bill in American history, caps the salaries of executives at institutions receiving federal aid at $500,000 and introduces a new plan to rescue the banking industry, the unemployment rate is at its highest in 16 years. The Dow has slumped to 1998 levels, and last year mortgage foreclosures rose 81 percent.

All of this is unfolding in an economy that can no longer be understood, even in passing, as the Great Society vs. the Gipper. Whether we like it or not—or even whether many people have thought much about it or not—the numbers clearly suggest that we are headed in a more European direction. A decade ago U.S. government spending was 34.3 percent of GDP, compared with 48.2 percent in the euro zone—a roughly 14-point gap, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2010 U.S. spending is expected to be 39.9 percent of GDP, compared with 47.1 percent in the euro zone—a gap of less than 8 points. As entitlement spending rises over the next decade, we will become even more French.

This is not to say that berets will be all the rage this spring, or that Obama has promised a croissant in every toaster oven. But the simple fact of the matter is that the political conversation, which shifts from time to time, has shifted anew, and for the foreseeable future Americans will be more engaged with questions about how to manage a mixed economy than about whether we should have one.

The architect of this new era of big government? History has a sense of humor, for the man who laid the foundations for the world Obama now rules is George W. Bush, who moved to bail out the financial sector last autumn with $700 billion.

Bush brought the Age of Reagan to a close; now Obama has gone further, reversing Bill Clinton's end of big government. The story, as always, is complicated. Polls show that Americans don't trust government and still don't want big government. They do, however, want what government delivers, like health care and national defense and, now, protections from banking and housing failure. During the roughly three decades since Reagan made big government the enemy and "liberal" an epithet, government did not shrink. It grew. But the economy grew just as fast, so government as a percentage of GDP remained about the same. Much of that economic growth was real, but for the past five years or so, it has borne a suspicious resemblance to Bernie Madoff's stock fund. Americans have been living high on borrowed money (the savings rate dropped from 7.6 percent in 1992 to less than zero in 2005) while financiers built castles in the air.

Now comes the reckoning. The answer may indeed be more government. In the short run, since neither consumers nor business is likely to do it, the government will have to stimulate the economy. And in the long run, an aging population and global warming and higher energy costs will demand more government taxing and spending. The catch is that more government intrusion in the economy will almost surely limit growth (as it has in Europe, where a big welfare state has caused chronic high unemployment). Growth has always been America's birthright and saving grace.

The Obama administration is caught in a paradox. It must borrow and spend to fix a crisis created by too much borrowing and spending. Having pumped the economy up with a stimulus, the president will have to cut the growth of entitlement spending by holding down health care and retirement costs and still invest in ways that will produce long-term growth. Obama talks of the need for smart government. To get the balance between America and France right, the new president will need all the smarts he can summon.



Ho Hum

As I sit here it is 11:50 pm and the nightmare begins.

The 2016 cattle call starts in ten minutes.

God help us.


Mr. Boring Speaks

What more is there to say than, who freaking cares about the personal issues of a billionaire?


Oh how boring can a person come off as trying to be a hero because of his specific preference for sex?

If Tim Cook really wanted to be left alone all he had to do was - be left alone. I imagine his estate doesn’t have neighbors peeking in the windows.

News flash Tim!

America has long ago “moved forward towards marriage equality”. The courts did that for your preference for now.

The new equality frontier will be multiple marriage partners and adults having sex with minors. Check out the new video of little girls dropping F bombs. That is cutting edge now, not you. Objectify the little girls and gradually enter the topic of sex with minors into the current Hollywood/Washington culture and it is only a matter of time when until sympathetic Judge will OK the deal.

I would venture a guess your heroes King and Kennedy would approve?

Get a clue.



CNHT Voter Integrity Project

Anyone who has a history of working on elections in New Hampshire is aware of how corrupted, by out of state, transient voters and special interests, our once locally run elections have become.

If you, as a NH citizen, would like to help return integrity to our elections here is how you can help. And it is not hard. It just takes some time.

You can be The Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayer’s eyes and ears on Election Day November 4, 2014 and help prepare for the onslaught of out of state voters that will come in 2016 if we do nothing.
Here is an important part of what is wrong with this upcoming election. The example below is part of a memorandum sent to NH election officials recently:

“Thus if you find that the registration line is causing undue delays in voting, you may authorize election officials (including additionally appointed election officials), notaries and justices of the peace, to witness the signature. (If lines are long, it may be helpful if to assign election officials to go along the lines and determine whether or not people need assistance in getting the forms ready for the Supervisors.)

CAUTION: Under no circumstances should an applicant be turned away at the time and place of registration. Applicants who do not have documentation with them to establish their qualifications should not be told to go get such documentation. Rather, they must be given the opportunity to prove their eligibility by swearing to the Election Day registration form.”

REALLY, under no circumstances?

What you have is the NH Attorney General’s Office giving local officials instructions on how to deal with the thousands of same day registrants who will be showing up to vote in our election without any identification. Reassuring isn’t it?

Here is what you can do.

Be CNHT’s eyes and ears on Election Day and simply stand in the area set aside for the public at any polling place you feel comfortable with and observe what goes on. Bring a friend, a note pad, some coffee, snacks, etc. and keep track of anything out of the ordinary.

How can you do this effectively?

Here is a suggestion.

Stand with a local candidate, or candidates, who know the municipality. They won’t mind. Introduce yourself and tell them what you are doing. You need not talk to anyone, debate anyone, or get upset about anything, just observe and let us know what you see. The local candidates will know what is normal for that town or ward.

And how will you, as a novice, know what candidate to select? That is the easy part. Just go to CNHT.org and pick a candidate who signed the CNHT Taxpayer Protection Pledge and you are in good company.

You, as a NH citizen, can not stop non-residents from involving themselves in our elections. That, sadly, is the way it works in NH for now because the people who are in charge of our elections don’t seem too worried about fraud but it seems they are more interested in herding people through lines.

But remember this.

When a non-resident votes in New Hampshire he is still bound by the various statutes in his home state and that is how we catch them. CNHT has a good track record at this and we work with voter integrity groups in other states. In fact, it is often easier to get an individual voter history from another state than it is here in NH. Vote thief Jared Steven Cram, a lawyer from Philadelphia who we caught voting in Pa. and Wilton is a prime example.

Once more, if you want clean elections in NH you will have to be part of the process.

Find a friendly candidate or observe at a location you know.

Be a quiet presence and don’t get upset when you see a problem, get details.

If anyone tries to intimidate you or prevent you from lawfully observing an election contact me at (603) 831-2031. I will be around all day.

After the election we will be tracking out of state voters who came and cast an illegal vote in our state, there is a three year statute of limitations on some vote fraud.  If you would like to be part of that process let us know.

Thank you

Ed Naile


Update On Vote Thief Geoff Wetrosky

Notorious sign and vote thief Geoff Wetrosky of South Dakota is still out there lurking around politics. At The Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers we keep track of him, especially because he came here from out of state and stole NH votes - twice.

In 2005 he was an errand boy sign stealer for John Kerry, staying with Democrat Party Chair and voter fraud flophouse operator Kathy Sullivan motel while working for “Mayor for Life” Bob Baines.

In 2008 he held a repeat performance for Obama stealing a Manchester vote from the notorious Democrat voter fraud factory at 1200 Elm St. in Manchester along with Maryland resident Michelle Bensignor.

Congratulations are in order for vote thief Geoff now that he has settled down with a new job at the AFLCIO and got himself married!


So many of these non-resident, transient vote thieves and their pals have this same thing in common – law school.