Thursday, November 5, 2009
I am very pleased with how many, most, of the Republicans are handling things in D.C. right now in regards to the crud being spewed from Obama and crew. If they'd been acting like this over the past ten years, then we might not have an Obama and Dem Congress right now. I don't know that it'll stick when the balance shifts again. Power does strange things to people, especially those in D.C.
Barbara Boxer plans to bypass Republicans on climate vote
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) plans to exploit a committee loophole and completely bypass the GOP on Thursday if Republicans continue their boycott of the legislative markup, according to Democratic aides and lobbyists.
Republicans have refused to attend the markup of the legislation until the Environmental Protection Agency delivers an additional analysis of the bill... http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29175.html
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
"Jon Corzine and Creigh Deeds trumpeted a common theme and touted a common goal: a far left social agenda and a goal to advance big government liberalism. Clearly, voters were fed up with that kind of 'change' and chose candidates whose traditional values and economic conservatism make simple good sense.
"Governor Corzine said his race was also a referendum on same-sex 'marriage,' and even chose as his running mate the author of New Jersey's same-sex 'marriage' legislation. But he was unable to overcome the strong support for man-woman marriage within his traditional base of support. Our friends at the New Jersey Family Policy Council pointed to several recent polls* that link the governor's support for same-sex 'marriage' to his underperformance among minority voters.
"Similarly, Creigh Deeds attacked Bob McDonnell for his pro-life, pro-family record. He even combed through McDonnell's two decades-old graduate writings to try to paint him as 'anti-woman.' Thankfully, Virginians did not buy into this shabby effort to discredit a fine man.
"In contrast, both Christie and McDonnell throughout the campaign stood firm in support for life and marriage. During his victory speech last night, McDonnell reaffirmed his commitment to protect 'life and liberty and property in the pursuit of happiness here in the commonwealth of Virginia.' Ken Cuccinelli never ran from his core values despite vicious attacks by The Washington Post which called him a 'bigot' and an 'embarrassment' because of his views on homosexual behavior.
"The blame for the loss in New York's 23rd congressional district lays squarely on the Republican Party bosses who wasted almost a million dollars by funding liberal candidate Dede Scozzafava who eventually removed her Republican mask by endorsing Democratic candidate Bill Owens. The election results would have been very different had the party funded a candidate who actually supported the Party's own platform and reflected the values of the district."
Thursday, October 22, 2009
People who think Obama is a pastsy, that he is fumbling along, being led, or that he doesn't have a plan are so, so wrong. Obama and crew are nudging that, nipping at this, tipping the edge of that, moving us drip by drab to another form of government. Whether you want to call it socialism or some hybrid version they've concocted, it's coming. They are working their plan and it's working. They understand there will be temporary setbacks, sometimes the unexpected, but they see their version of light on the horizon and nothing seems to be able to stop them.
I think the Tea Party movement (go friends!!!), Glenn Beck, Fox News, other movements across the states are causing them some consternation. However, if we don't pull all these individual pieces together, we won't be strong enough to combat those who now control the purse strings, and the strings that loosely keep our country on the side of freedom.
Those who think we'll turn it around in 2010 may, unfortunately, be sadly mistaken. By the time the next election rolls around our short-sited fellow voters will be back in love with Obama and his team AND/OR they'll have pushed and cajoled and forced enough voters over to the dependent on the government side of voting that those of us who work for a living, those of us who believe in earning our worth, those willing to take a stand, will be in the minority.
And what happens if we do get enough Republicans or strong Independents into the ranks of Congress to slow Obama down? By the time 2012 rolls around the press will have painted those fighting for our country as "obstructionists". Those strong Republicans and Independents and very strong Democrats who vote with them will become the enemy, the wrong-thinkers, the foil, the excuse for Obama's inability to cram his version of "change" down our throats.
The only hope we have is to come out in force in 2010 and sweep the board. It's doubtful as everyone seems to think their guy is OK, it's the rest of them that need to go... which means not enough go.
We have to fight to wake up even more people in the country. We have to strive to get everyone who values freedom to register to vote if they haven't, to vote if they have. We need to join up with our closest Tea Party patriots and get involved. We have to give it our all.
The current fight for healthcare "change" is nothing more than a move to get more people dependent on the government. It has nothing in the world to do with caring about people's health, the cost of healthcare, etc. The purpose is to get rid of capitalism, get rid of competition and control more of our lives.
Do your part to try and stop it. The lines to the White House, to the individual congressional offices are tied up with calls. It's time to go visit your Congressman, send a letter, write to the local newspapers, do something different (but peaceful and respectfully).
The Public Option Comeback
The secret to its budget 'savings'? Medicare price controls.
Sounding taken aback himself, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus recently declared that the public option is "alive." A better term might be undead: This new government-run health insurance program akin to Medicare for the middle class continues to stagger forward, zombie-like, despite what were thought to be fatal blasts earlier this fall from Senate centrists and the House Blue Dogs—that is, from Mr. Baucus's fellow Democrats.
The public option's renewed momentum is mostly the product of the raw ideological willfulness of the progressive left. Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, they're not about to let a once-in-a-generation opportunity pass without a fight, and they view the public option as a down payment on single-payer health care. They're right to think so; a public option will quickly blow up the private insurance market.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Democrats Ready to Deliver on Promises to Unions
Brad Haynes reports on Congress.
Early next week, Democrats will deliver on the first of a string promises to the unions that helped bring the new administration to town.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which cleared the Senate on Thursday, is expected to clear the House Monday or Tuesday. It raises the statute of limitations on pay discrimination. Clearing an attempted Republican filibuster, the 61-36 vote hewed close to party and gender lines. The “yeas” came almost entirely from Democrats, plus the four female Republicans in the Senate and the labor-friendly Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.
Obama to GOP: 'I won'
President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17862.html
It's OK to break the rules when I make them... Right out of the box Obama breaks the commitment he made to voters when campaigning and after taking office. He nominated a lobbyist, one who, according to the rules HE made, shouldn't be selected. In other words, it's OK when The One does it but not when anyone else does it. He's above all rules, including his own.
Obama waives lobbying rules for Lynn
The Obama administration has waived its ethics rules to allow William Lynn to serve as the deputy secretary of Defense. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said he supports Lynn's nomination and looks “forward to prompt consideration by the Senate.” http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/groups-urge-senate-to-reject-lynn-2009-01-23.html
Let's spend American money on foreign abortions... Yep, that's going to stimulate the economy alright.
Obama reverses Bush abortion-funds policy
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday struck down the Bush administration's ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information - an inflammatory policy that has bounced in and out of law for the past quarter-century. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090124/D95TDP100.html
Funding Restored to Groups That Perform Abortions, Other Care
President Obama yesterday lifted a ban on U.S. funding for international health groups that perform abortions, promote legalizing the procedure or provide counseling about terminating pregnancies.
While we're out there spending American money killing babies in other parts of the world, lets stop spending money on protecting Americans. Why would we want to harm those nasty terrorists who are trying to kill us? Let's just hug 'em to death. Show the love, show the love. Unless you're a terrorist in the womb, then it's OK to kill.
Bush's 'War' On Terror Comes to a Sudden End
President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects. With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the "war on terror," as President George W. Bush had defined it, signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless.