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Obama: Abortion & The Death of a Live Birth

June 26, 2008 | By |

“Let all the babies be born.

Then let us drown those we do not like.”

GK Chesterton, Babies and Distributism, GK’s Weekly, 11/12/32

GK Chesterton writes a prophesy: He sees evil and wants it to stop –

Barack Obama writes a policy: He sees no evil and wants it to continue.

Obama is the full-spectrum abortion candidate.

Abortion thru nine months

Abortion at birth

Abortion after birth

Obama demands that some babies born alive be left to die.

Obama makes clear what he will do about the killing of babies — born and pre-born,

“Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, it’s never been more important to protect a woman’s right to choose. Last year, the Supreme Court decided by a vote of 5-4 to uphold the Federal Abortion Ban, and in doing so undermined an important principle of Roe v. Wade: that we must always protect women’s health.

obama_wiping_out_America_one_baby.jpg“With one more vacancy on the Supreme Court, we could be looking at a majority hostile to a women’s fundamental right to choose for the first time since Roe v. Wade. The next president may be asked to nominate that Supreme Court justice. That is what is at stake in this election.

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Save the Date: September 27, 2008; Women in Leadership

June 14, 2008 | By | No Comments

The Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program, is hosting a conference at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

You are invited.

huckabee_charmaine_december_07.jpgCharmaine will be speaking from her experience as a senior adviser to the Huckabee for President campaign.

Alert Readers will recall Charmaine also served in the Reagan Administration as a White House (unmolested) intern .

She also served in the Office of Presidential Personnel under Bob Tuttle, current Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s.

The Women in Politics panel is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, from 9:30 to10:45 a.m., at the Darden School’s Abbott Auditorium.

From UVA,

…[S]peakers on this panel: UVa. alums

Charmaine Yoest [Ph.D.] (Family Research Council, former adviser to Mike Huckabee) [confirmed]

Cheryl Mills (advisor to Hillary Clinton) [confirmed],

and Janet Napolitano (Governor of Arizona) [awaiting confirmation].

We may also ask [other] alums… The panel will be moderated by Vesla Weaver, assistant professor of politics and a UVA alum as well.

At this point, our conception of the Women in Politics panel is:

More than ever before, women – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – are making a difference in the American political arena and U.Va. alumnae are among those leading the way. Please join us for a panel discussion of the contemporary role of women in American politics.

Potential topics include the 2008 presidential election, the historic role of Senator Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and the short list of women who may be considered as vice presidential nominees in both major political parties.

For more information on the conference, please visit the conference Web site.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Tips for visiting Mr. Jefferson’s University. While at UVA, never say ‘campus.’ Say ‘grounds.’

Address Ph.D.’s not as ‘Dr.’ but as ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’ in keeping with our third president’s sense of fraternite and Voltaire and all things French. Egalite run amuck.

See Christopher Hitchens on Thomas Jefferson.

Work and Family: One Size Does Not Fit All

Your Business Blogger(R) of Management Training of DC, LLC, is an adjunct professor of management at NOVA and a licensed agent for the William Oncken Corporation.

More at the jump.

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Did Mike Huckabee Change His Positions During the Campaign?

March 31, 2008 | By | No Comments

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Back row, L to R: Belinda Culberson,

Congressman John Culberson, Mike Huckabee

Front, L to R: The Dancer, Baby Boo,

Miss Culberson, The Diva, The Dude

Back ground Bob Wickers, Charmaine

Credit: Panoramic Visions/CPAC 2008 The Purple State-New York Times has a video on Mike Huckabee’s campaign. The clip claims that Huckabee changed, modified his positions once he became popular and donations came in. (Oh how these liberals love evolution…)

The narrator makes the assertion that Huckabee “compromised his position” on the conduct of the war.

The Purple Stater implies that Huckabee grew in office and had to change his positions on the war and immigration to satisfy big-money donors.

Two problems with the PS-NYT clip:

1.) Huckabee remained constant on his positions, and

2.) Big-money donors were not all that big.

Goodness, it would have been nice to be tempted by big donations. But the temptation was easily avoided because the really big money; wheel barrels full of cash weren’t there.

Alert Readers will recall that funding for Huckabee staff had to be cut back after the loss of South Carolina by 3 points to McCain. Most of the campaign workers were released, resigned or worked for free.

The clip speaks of Huckabee being “cavalier on going to battle.” This is a liberal interpretation, of course. In that there are no wars of which liberals approve. Huckabee as governor was most sensitive to the responsibilities of the leader sending soldiers into harm’s way. And that Huckabee saw this as a weighty — a deadly responsibility.

Just as he exercised the death penalty in Arkansas.

“Cavalier” is precisely the wrong word.

The New York Times gets Huckabee wrong. But this is not news.


Your Business Blogger(R)

was honored to be an

Official Blogger, CPAC 2008


Thank you (foot)notes:

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., served as Senior Advisor to the Huckabee for President Campaign.

Purple States: Huckabee Reviewed.

I would suggest that this clip is designed to malign Huckabee for his “deep conviction for life.” Abortion is the sacrament for the liberals’ theology.

Purple States is less Red than Blue,

“This election season, we aren’t interested in hearing politicians and pundits talk about what the people want. We don’t want analysts to trot out a list of issues that have polled well, or polled badly. We don’t want one campaign to focus-group-test a pitch here, and another campaign to focus-group-test a pitch there, and use the results to divide and conquer. We are tired of hearing about who is jockeying for first place in the presidential horse race. This election is about more than politics, politicians, or political science. It is about us.

We want to see a mother of three with medical bills of over $15,000 ask Mike Huckabee how his health insurance proposal can help her. We want to see a pistol-packing Republican ask Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama how they propose to keep the country safe. We want a man with Mexian-American [sic] grandchildren to talk with John McCain or Mitt Romney about their immigration policies, and be challenged by the wife of a construction worker whose livelihood is being threatened by cheap labor. This is Purple States. There is no filter and no script. We are a group of citizens who look like America, going nose-to-nose with the candidates and each other, asking the questions closest to our hearts, wrestling with the implications of this choice for us, our families, our communities, and our country.”

I’m not sure about the compassion of Purple States for the plight of immigrants when they can’t spell ‘Mexican.” This is liberalism defined: All heart; no brain.

Alert Readers know well that when compromise is presented, it is always the conservatives who must move. When does the liberal democrat change on abortion?

Purple States is run by Cynthia Farrar, Ph.D. from Yale University. Your Business Blogger(R) and Adjunct Professor of Management would challenge any reader to identify a pro-life conservative in the political science department at Yale. I would suggest Dr. Farrar is pro-abortion and wants a ‘pro-choice’ president. And uses Purple States to move the country from Red to Blue.

Special appreciation to Lisa De Pasquale, CPAC Director, The American Conservative Union. About CPAC 2008,

“… A showcase of the heart and soul of American conservatism”

Los Angeles Times

“… Unmatched in both the numbers it draws and the quality of speakers who appear”

The Politico

“ The nation’s premier gathering of conservatives…a key event for conservative candidates ever since the first gathering was held in 1974.”


Bob Wickers of Dresner, Wickers and Associates, is the genius behind the filming of the Huckabee TV spots. His firm is based in San Francisco (!).

Please email me any spelling corrections. Extra credit for the Alert Reader…

Watch Cynthia Farrar on Beet TV,

Merry Christmas 2007 (in March 2008)

March 18, 2008 | By | One Comment

The Superbowl is the Christmas card deadline for most folks sending out a yearly update(!). Not here. Tax Day is a dual deadline for us this year: cards and forms. Alert Readers will recall that the Huckabee campaign provided a delightful distraction for Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine and the Penta-Posse this past season. Merry Christmas!


See Christmas Past and what to take from a burning building.

The Mike Huckabee Presidential Campaign Ends

March 5, 2008 | By | No Comments


Governor Huckabee and Charmaine

In the background, Princella Smith and our Diva-girl Watching the Huckabee concession speech and leaving the race Tuesday night made for an emotional evening in the Yoest household.

Charmaine sent short emails to the Huckabee team — their responses were each measured and even-tempered, almost upbeat, having fought the good fight.

Today’s Washington Update, from FRCAction notes:

Despite his exit, no one can deny how influential Mike Huckabee was in championing values issues in this crucial race. While yesterday was clearly a victory for McCain, the Arizona senator acknowledged that his work is just beginning.

To succeed in his bid for the White House, McCain must consolidate his support among conservatives, including social conservatives, which will not happen just because he is the Republican nominee.

In the wake of the Republican scandals that began to surface in 2006 and the failure to advance most of the social conservative agenda, unqualified support for the GOP has diminished.


David Huckabee and Charmaine

A poll released last month by George Barna revealed that if the election were held then, only 45 percent of Evangelicals would vote for a Republican candidate.

That number is down from 85 percent of Evangelicals who voted for George W. Bush in 2004.

John McCain will have to convince social conservatives that their issues matter and that he can talk about them as a candidate and act upon them as president.

Conservatives/evangelicals still have questions about McCain’s stand on the major issues of family values, immigration, campaign finance and women in combat. But McCain is our guy.

Obama-Clinton is not.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Read Mike and Janet Huckabee’s email at the jump.

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Huckabee Draws Big Crowds In Texas

February 21, 2008 | By | No Comments

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee continues to play to packed houses. At last night’s rally in Plano, Texas, the campaign staff were forecasting some 500. Not a bad crowd.

2,000 cheering voters showed up. I Like Mike.

The race is far from over. John Culberson, congressman from Houston, recently endorsed Huckabee. Culberson’s district borders Tom DeLay’s old district — who also endorsed Huckabee.

John predicts that Houston will go for Huckabee. And as Houston goes, so goes Texas.

Representative Culberson made his decision after hearing Huckabee at CPAC and talking with him afterwards.

John McCain’s race to 1,191 delegates is not a given.

Charmaine Quoted in God-O-Meter

February 20, 2008 | By | No Comments

It is an unwritten rule that media outlets, friendly or not, will use the most unflattering picture-portrait in the universe.

Note UPDATE at end.

If an editor must choose between the subject in, say, post-marathon svelve-ness — or a picture after an all-nighter finishing a tedious chapter on statistics after two years of desertion writing.

And after having that baby…

The editor will, of course, pick the poorest. This is editorial bias.

So if an editor can choose between this,


Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. or this.

The Alert Reader knows which way the call is going to go.

Charmaine is less bothered by this than Your Business Blogger.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Dan Gigoff writes,

Yoest returned to FRC last month, when Huckabee’s cash flow got too tight, but she had this interesting insight in what keeps Huckabee going in the face of very long odds:

“It fits with a worldview that sees life as being dependent on God’s will… and a Christian following God’s will means taking the next step that’s in front of you.

That’s where I think he’s coming from to a large degree.

It’s entirely consistent to say, “I’m going to play that out—it’s not over till it’s over.”

…There’s a route to a brokered convention. It may not be pretty, but it’s possible.”

Update/Correction: Dan Gilgoff, the Politics Editor at Beliefnet, Inc. substituted a newer picture as requested. He was very gracious. Alert the Media.

Beliefnet, Inc tag line: Inspiration. Spirituality. Faith. Award-Winning Content. – Winner, 2007 National Magazine, Award for General Excellence Online. Largest Spirituality & Inspiration Website with 3.2MM site visitors and 11.0 MM newsletter subscribers.

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Vote For Mike Huckabee In Virginia

February 11, 2008 | By | No Comments


Mike Huckabee

on bass guitar

Photo Credit: The Dreamer - I Like Mike!

I Like Mike! Be sure to remember to vote tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th for Mike Huckabee.

Your Business Blogger and Charmaine will be voting for Huckabee.

Please join us.

From the Republican Party of Virginia,

REMINDER: Virginia Primary on Tuesday, February 12

Submitted by Josh Noland on Fri, 02/08/2008 – 12:44.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 8, 2008

RICHMOND, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia is encouraging registered voters to head to their local polling locations on Tuesday, February 12 to participate in Virginia’s Republican primary.

Voters should go to their normal polling locations, and polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Republican primary is open to all registered Virginia voters.

“The Republican Party is putting forward a strong field of candidates who are vying to become our party’s nominee for president in 2008,” stated RPV Chairman John Hager. “The Republican field offers a stark contrast to the democratic candidates who are out of step with mainstream Virginia voters and lack the experience to lead our country forward. I encourage Virginia voters to turnout on February 12th, vote in the Republican primary, and have their voices heard.”

Six candidates will appear on Virginia’s Republican primary ballot. These candidates include:

Rudy Giuliani

Mike Huckabee

John McCain

Ron Paul

Mitt Romney

Fred Thompson

Virginia’s Republican primary is winner-take-all and will bind its Delegates on the first round of balloting at the Republican National Convention. For more information on becoming a Delegate to the National or State Conventions, visit our website,


Thank you (foot)notes:

Full Disclosure: Charmaine has served as an adviser to the Huckabee campaign.

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Democrats and Abortion: Obama and the Blood

February 9, 2008 | By | No Comments


Gianna Jessen

Abortion Survivor

Marathon Runner Years ago, Your Business Blogger was clipping the finger nails of the infant Dude. My fine motor skills and eye sight were not quite what they once were and I clipped deep and The Dude bled red bad.

Everyone present cried.

Nothing hurts more than baby blood.

But this blood may not bother everyone.

Trick Question: To a Democrat, What is botched abortion?

Answer: A Live Birth

This is a world-wide problem. See Alive and Kicking Campaign: Run, Gianna Run!,

Every year in Britain, 50 babies are born-alive — after an abortion attempt.

Babies born alive. Don’t you just hate medical malpractice? The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is mounting an investigation into this horrible rash of babies born alive — according to their standards an abortionist is supposed to be sure they stop the baby’s heart with a direct injection of potassium chloride.

The problem? “In practice, few doctors are willing or able to perform the delicate procedure,” says Britain’s Sunday Times.

But in the virtuous US of A Congress addressed this abortion loophole and crafted the Born Alive Infants Protection Act,

“The law guarantees that every infant born alive enjoys full legal rights under federal law, regardless of his or her stage of development or whether the live birth occurred during an abortion.”

Who could possible vote against saving a baby. A baby born alive?

Barack Obama. Democrat.


Thank you (foot)notes:

My grandparents immigrated from Poland in the ‘teens. Mom, or as Babcia as she is now known to her grand-kids, would occasionally let loose a Polish cuss word, Scha-clef.

A horrible, terrible word.

It means, Dog’s Blood.

The British with the King’s Language, also use bloody words. As in Bloody Fool. This is actually a blasphemy referring to the Blood of The Christ. Should not be used in polite company (or in a respectable blog…).

Alert Readers remember the Roman governor Pontius Pilot publicly washing his hands of the blood of The Innocent Man.

And we will also remember Lady Macbeth’s problem with blood that would not wash, “Out, out d@mn spot…”

There is power in the blood.

Text of the federal Born-Alive Infants Protection law (Public Law 107-207)

See Heart of Darkness at The Caferteria Is Closed.

Barack Obama has baby blood on his hands. And he doesn’t hurt.

CPAC: What Counts More, Issues or Attributes?

February 8, 2008 | By | No Comments





Here in Your Nation’s Capital, at CPAC this week conversation has centered on our Presidential candidates — and the acceptability of their positions.

Mike Huckabee and John McCain are said to be imperfect candidates because there are some disputes with one position or another.

But if they are “not conservatives” as some would say, then why are conservatives voting for them? And not a Romney or a Thompson?

Back in Iowa, Your Business Blogger asked Frank Luntz about his book on Words That Work, and what he thought was going on with the electorate.

He said that voters seem to be interested, “less in issues — but in the attributes of the candidates — are they believable?” Are they likable?

This seems to at least partially explain the success of Huckabee and McCain — there may not be perfection on issues, but people like and trust and believe these candidates: the attributes of the candidates are more important; in some ways even more than the positions on issues.

This also explains the success of Obama. Who has a rather thin record of achievement . . . but has an infatuated following. No one can point to what Obama has done, but he’s done it with panache.


Little Miss Attila, Charmaine and

Baby Boo at CPAC


Thank you (foot)notes:

Charmaine has served as an adviser to the Mike Huckabee campaign. Huckabee will be speaking at CPAC tomorrow, Saturday, at 9am. Be there!