This day in history - After being surrounded at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge (WW2), the acting commander of the 101st Airborne, Brigadier General McAuliffe, received a written surrender request from German General Luttwitz. McAuliffe replied, “NUTS!”
For a few days, it looked like much of the gains after the Normandy invasion might be lost during a German counterattack into Belgium. After initial success, the Allied forces rallied and sent reinforcements to Bastogne, a key city that controlled several major roads in the area. The reinforcements included the 101st Airborne and elements of the 10th Armored Division and the 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion. Facing them were 4 German divisions including two armored divisions that surrounded the city.
The Allied forces held out for 7 days until clear weather allowed for supplies to be dropped and the arrival of reinforcements ended the siege.
For a week in December of 1944 things looked bleak. But it was the moxie of American leaders and fighting men that snatched victory from defeat.
Its that same attitude Americans need right now. We have seen the incredible assaults on freedom and the destruction of jobs during the last two years - Obamacare, Cap and Tax, Net Neutrality, Union Expansion (Card Check), as well as Drilling Moratoriums.
We have watched our money, that we don't even have, wasted on bailouts, turtle trails, reparations to black farmers who never set foot on a farm and every other idiotic liberal wet dream and wealth transfer imaginable.
Time after time we have seen tax cheats and ethically tainted Democrats retain their positions or even get promoted and never pay the penalty for breaking the law.
Its time for real Americans to say, "NUTS!"
The real change starts right now with a new Congress.
We will fight to turn the tide of socialism and reign in a government completely out of control.
We will rid the Republican Party of DIABLOs (Democrats in all but label only) - If you are going to support socialist causes by voting with Democrats, why soil the GOP label?
We will elect leaders in 2012 that believe in America, believe in freedom and will defend the Constitution.
And to those hellbent on destroying this country and turning it into some glorified 3rd world hellhole, we say, "NUTS!"