Thanks a lot GOP: For eating your own and your capitulation. Look at where you have brought us!
Written by Allen West on November 26, 2013
When a policy is failing how do President Obama and his acolytes solve the issue? Fabricate positive press, of course. The Obama campaign machine is desperately kicking in overtime to combat the truth, or as they classify it, “bad press” on Obamacare.
First of all, Organizing for Action has received marching orders to “get into people’s faces” and talk about Obamacare over Thanksgiving dinner. That approach will give new meaning to the term food fight. (Oh, and by the way, during a conference call with supporters, Obama claimed 100 million people have signed up, which is only off by a factor of …um…a thousand or so) Continue reading at: allenwest.com.
This Thanksgiving Day powerful TV ads will air across the state of Texas “thanking” Senator Ted Cruz for leading the fight against Barack Obama’s failed ObamaCare healthcare scheme. The ads will run during the highly-rated NFL Thanksgiving Day football games and during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on one-dozen (12) TV stations across Texas.
By Lloyd Marcus, a proud Unhyphenated American
From what I recall of my childhood, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights movement was not universally embraced in the black community. Some blacks were frightened by his actions and angry at the “crazy” colored man for stirring up trouble. “He is making things worse for Negros!”
But MLK became an American icon.
In 1977, world-renowned architect Phillip Johnson was approached by Rev. Robert Schuller with his “crazy” impossible dream. “So, you want to build a glass cathedral in earthquake country without obstructed views to the front, and you have no money?” Rev. Schuller replied, “Yes.” The Crystal Cathedral is now the largest glass building in the world. Read more at: americanthinker.com.
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On Tuesday, Nov. 19th, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on the security of HealthCare.gov. The session was divided into two panels with the following witnesses:
Mr. Henry Chao
Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Mr. Jason Providakes
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Center for Connected Government, MITRE Corporation (MITRE)
Ms. Maggie Bauer
Senior Vice President
Health Services Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi)
Mr. David Amsler
President and Chief Information Officer
Foreground Security, Inc.
In this brief clip from Panel Two of the hearing, Congressman Pete Olsen (R-TX) asks each of the three witnesses if they were comfortable putting their personal information and that of their families’ into healthcare.gov. The last answer was extremely revealing.
Energy & Commerce Committee memorandum announcing the hearing.
This just about sums it up:
Happy Veterans Day!
10/26/13: Retired Naval Petty Officer, 1st Class, Generald Wilson sings “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch of Game 3
“We Were on Our Own” – Chris La Civita, Cuccinelli campaign strategist. In 2010, under Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s watch, Virginia was the first state to sue the federal government on Obamacare. When will the GOP establishment realize “…that certain Republican leadership has failed us, and that’s why a new generation of leadership is coming up…” * I hope this happens soon, before the Party becomes irrelevant. I like my Republic and I want to keep it. – ADB
A campaign strategist for Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli said that the national GOP abandoned the campaign in its final days.
At the end of the race, Cuccinelli was closing in on Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who eked out a two-point victory on Tuesday despite exit polls that showed McAuliffe was up by seven points.
According to the Washington Post, Chris La Civita said that financial support from national Republican sources dried up on October 1.
Continue reading at: breitbart.com.
*Stafford Jones, Chairman, Alachua County Republican Executive Committee on the Bob Rose radio show, 11/05/2013
By Wayne Allyn Root Published October 21, 2013
There are two major political parties in America. I’m a member of the naïve, stupid, and cowardly one. I’m a Republican.
How stupid is the GOP? They still don’t get it.
I told them 5 years ago, 2 books ago, a national bestseller ago (“The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide“), and in hundreds of articles and commentaries, that ObamaCare was never meant to help America, or heal the sick, or lower healthcare costs, or lower the debt, or expand the economy.
The GOP needs to stop calling ObamaCare a “trainwreck.” That means it’s a mistake, or accident. That means it’s a gigantic flop, or failure. It’s NOT.
This is a brilliant, cynical, and purposeful attempt to damage the U.S. economy, kill jobs, and bring down capitalism [Emphasis mine].
It’s not a failure, it’s Obama’s grand success. Read more at: FoxNews.com.
He’s back and more bizzare (am I being too kind?) than ever.
Rep. Alan Grayson:
The Tea Party: “No More Popular Than the Klan”
Hat tip: MJC
The strategy to repeal Obamacare by winning serial elections is not even a Hail Mary pass.
In considering the Republican retreat that ended the partial government shutdown, funded Obamacare, and unconditionally extended more credit on Uncle Sam’s tapped-out credit card, my friend Jonah Goldberg argues that we should be more understanding of Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s predicament. Politics, Jonah aptly observes, is the art of the possible, and McConnell had “no good options” when he led the GOP cave-in to all of President Obama’s demands — a decision that, McConnell insists, was not in any way influenced by the tidy $3 billion earmark thrown in for one of his pet Kentucky boondoggles.
I agree that we must be realistic about what was achievable in the Obamacare battle. What I don’t get, though, is why our sympathetic cast of mind must be from the GOP-establishment perspective alone. Aren’t we also obliged to be realistic about the options available to the Republicans who took seriously their campaign promises to do everything within their power — which includes their constitutional power of the purse — to stop Obamacare? Continue reading at: nationalreview.com.
WASHINGTON, DC — Last night U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Sean Hannity on Fox News to give their reaction to the deal struck by the Senate that fails to provide relief from Obamacare to the American people.
Excerpts from Sen. Cruz:
“This is a lousy deal for the American people. This is sadly a classic instance of the Washington establishment selling the American people down the river. This deal does nothing for millions of people who are hurting because of Obamacare… It is an unfortunate instance of the Washington establishment once again not listening to the American people.
“If Senate Republicans had united and supported House Republicans, supported the American people, we could have had a different outcome, but instead Senate Republicans divided and, in fact, actively and aggressively attacked House Republicans, attacked the effort to defund Obamacare and that’s what led to the lousy deal.
“There is reason to take heart and be encouraged. This deal was a lousy deal. But if you look at what was accomplished, a couple of months ago the Washington establishment scoffed at the idea that the American people would rise up in overwhelming numbers. The Washington establishment scoffed at the idea that the House of Representatives would stand strong against Obamacare. And what we have seen in the last two months has been incredible… We’ve also seen a model that I think is the model going forward to defeat Obamacare to bring back jobs, economic growth, to abolish the IRS, to reign in out of control spending. And that model is empowering the American people. I remain inspired because the people all over the country who rose up and made DC listen, the House of Representatives listen. And I’m confident in time the United States Senate will as well.”
By Ben Shapiro, TruthRevolt.com: On Friday, October 11, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, which is handed out free to virtually every synagogue in the city of Los Angeles and which has a circulation of 50,000 copies and 150,000 weekly readers, ran a cartoon by Steve Greenberg, who does editorial cartoons for the paper each week. Greenberg’s cartoon, labeled “Greenberg’s View,” depicted a suicide bomber with a Republican button and a Tea Party tri-corner hat, a suicide vest around his waist, a detonator in his hand. “Of course I don’t feel any regrets about the cost everyone will pay for my beliefs! After all, there are 72 virgins awaiting me!” The drawing was titled, “THE TEA-HADIST.”
The Journal has both readers and advertisers acutely attuned to the needs of victims of Islamist terror. For the Journal to run such a cartoon comparing Tea Partiers, who simply want less government spending, to Islamist terrorists who murder babies in pizza parlors, is despicable. Email editor Rob Eshman at email@example.com to express your displeasure. Hat tip: , TruthRevolt.com where this article appeared today.
Note: I was appalled and disgusted after reading this, so I went to the Jewish Journal’s website and left a comment. Click the link below to read the comments and to leave one of your own if you desire – Thanks! http://www.jewishjournal.com/greenbergs_view/article/the_tea_hadist
Recently, a leader of a major tea party organization received the following email from a well meaning liberal. The point of his message was that in his opinion, our Constitution was a great work at the time it was written, but that it was outdated and irrelevant today. Below is the text of his email:
I have a question regarding the Tea Party’s emphasis on protecting the Constitution. The Constitution was a revolutionary work with novel new ideas that our founders invented. Most of the ideas were largely unseen in the world up until that time. Since then many countries have formed similar constitutions drawing from many of the democratic principles found in ours. But our Constitution is over two hundred years old. Society has changed incredibly since it was written. Our forefathers were smart, but even they couldn’t have seen this far into the future. Nor do I think they would have wanted the Constitution to remain forever in its original form, despite drastic changes in the world at large. Our forefathers supported changing the status quo. They would not have wanted to make themselves into superhumans, their word dictating our country indefinitely into the future. Don’t you think we ought to consider what is best for out society before considering what is most Constitutional?
Fortunately, there are still Patriots who know that our Constitution is brilliant and timeless and that it’s not a living document that should change with the current mood. The following counterpoint to the above email was penned by Orlando conservative activist, talk radio host and and tea party American, Jason W. Hoyt:
Admitting that our founder’s work was “revolutionary” with “novel new ideas” was an important admission on your part. You also reference, however, the fact that “society has changed” and that the document was written 200+ years ago. I get it, “society has changed”, we’ve progressed and there’s no way our founder’s could have foreseen such advances in technology and our constitution must change with the times, right?
Tell me what, exactly, needs to change:
- Should we still have freedom of speech, or should the government tell us what can be said and by whom?
- Should we still have freedom to worship as we see fit or should the government tell us when and where and if we may worship?
- Should we have the right to defend ourselves and especially protect ourselves against a tyrannical government or not?
- Should we still have the right to a trial or should we just let a few people in government determine our fate when accused of a crime?
- Should we still spread power amongst several branches of government with different responsibilities and have each branch check and balance the others or should we just have a simple centrally planned government where only a few determine what’s best for the many?
It’s very important that you answer each of those questions. Do you believe we are free or do you believe the government should take a larger role in our lives?
Plainly spoken: There is nothing outdated in the US Constitution. Yes, if the 2nd Amendment that guarantees us the right to bear arms began to list the type of weaponry we’re allowed to use and if it said muskets and 2-wheeled cannons pulled by horses, then yes, I’d admit the Constitution is outdated. If the Constitution told Congress they shall make no law limiting our right to free speech on parchment paper and only when standing on a stump in town square, then yes, I’d suggest we update the document.
The founders, in fact, were brilliant because they purposefully knew society would change. Free speech is free speech no matter where and in what form. Defending ourselves against tyranny is our right no matter the weaponry of the time.
The US Constitutions is timeless, my friend.
Moreover, the US Constitution is the document that protects these rights and many more. The Constitution is a document that tells the government what it can and can’t do. It’s not a document that lists our rights because our rights come from God, they are Naturally ours. No document should list our rights.
And THAT is the reason I would suggest that the US Constitution is THE most Progressive and advanced governing document ever written. In the history of the world, what is revolutionary about the US Constitution and our form of government is that we recognized for the first time that our rights come from God, they are naturally ours, and that We The People wish to rule ourselves in a representative constitutional Republic. We recognized in the Declaration of Independence that the proper role of government is “to secure these rights governments are instituted among men”. That’s it. We’re FREE. We have Liberty, and we formed a government that’s sole purpose is merely to secure our rights, not dictate to us what those rights are. Moreover, the Constitution was written to limit how the government can interact with the people while securing our rights. Do you understand how significant that is??
And lastly, I would suggest that any form of government or government program suggested by Progressives today or for the last 150+ years is not progressive at all. Progressives are in fact regressive as they wish to take a giant leap back in time and rule over people. They wish to go back to a medieval way of thinking with central planners that tell the people what they can and can’t do. They wish to plan our lives, tell us where to live, what to eat and they will steal and redistribute wealth to achieve their goals because the end justifies the means. They wish to set up rules and mandates and to guarantee equal outcomes for all the commoners. Our founders studied history, they’d seen all that before and they founded a country that was different, that was advanced and respected the individual like no other country had nor has since.
Amen! Here’s the link to Jason Hoyt’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/JasonWHoyt.