On the Mark Levin Show Thursday night, Levin spoke about the importance of the upcoming senatorial races because they will determine whether Harry Reid will remain as Majority Leader. He read a letter from Dr. Milton Wolf, the Reagan Conservative who was defeated by incumbent Pat Roberts in the Kansas primary.
In his letter Dr Wolf implored Kansans, and by extension all Americans, to vote Republican and to dethrone Harry Reid, so that the true Constitutional Conservatives in the Senate will have some real power. He then emphatically went on to say that after the elections, we must hold all Republicans’ feet to the fire and that he would be out in front leading this effort. Click the graphic below to listen to the audio:
Hat tip: townhall.com
Published on Oct 28, 2014: Charles Krauthammer told Bill O’Reilly tonight that it should be unbelievably easy for the Republicans to win the Senate because of the incompetence of the Democratic administration on issues like the VA, the botched Obamacare rollout, and their handling of the Ebola crisis. And so, Krauthammer said, “Given the climate… if the GOP can’t win back the Senate in a climate like this, maybe the party ought to look for another country.”
O’Reilly asked if a PR firm would be enough to help out the GOP’s image leading into 2016. Krauthammer argued it’s not enough for the GOP to simply rebrand and come up with a catchy new slogan.
He said they need to “show the country in the next two years if they control two houses of Congress, that you have a governing agenda.” In other words, it’s perfectly fine to be the “party of no” now, but if they take the Senate, they need to show they can actually lead. Otherwise 2016 won’t look so hot.
Hat tip: Mediaite.com
‘Rainbow Coalition’ of Community Organizers Building Kentucky Ground Game to Overcome Grimes’ Gaffes
On Tuesday the big news from Kentucky was that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has pulled all TV ads backing Alison Lundergan Grimes in her challenge to long time Republican incumbent, Sen. Mitch Mconnell. Many have interpreted this move as a sign that the Democrats have conceded this race. However, nothing could be further from the truth as they have been building a ground game by shipping in an army of young, tech savvy community organizers a la Barack Obama, circa 2008:
A Fox News poll released on Wednesday shows incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leading Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by 4 points in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race. The poll was released a day before a huge gaffe by Grimes that NBC’s Chuck Todd says “disqualifies” her from serving in the Senate.
What the polls don’t show is an ambitious Democratic ground game that targets “unlikely” but left-leaning voters and is manned by a “Rainbow Coalition” of young community organizers from elite colleges like New York University, Oberlin College, and Johns Hopkins University which could give Grimes an election day boost not captured in the latest polls.
According to the most recent Federal Election Commission filings, the Kentucky Democratic Party Executive Central Committee had fifty young field organizers on staff as of August 31. Many of these staffers came from out-of-state or are current students or recent graduates of elite out-of-state universities. Read more at breitbart.com.
Please look over this great survey questionnaire that the folks at Campaign For Liberty sent out to all Florida Congressional candidates. Yes, All.
Unfortunately many did not feel the need to respond or were afraid to do so, but Congressman Yoho certainly did, and we applaud his responses.
Florida 2014 Federal General Election Candidate Survey Results
Campaign for Liberty gave candidates for Federal Office an opportunity to provide a straight answer to the following questions. The candidates’ answers can be seen below the list of questions.
1. Will you cosponsor and support efforts for roll call votes on Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed bill, designed to bring transparency to the Federal Reserve (H.R. 24/S. 209 in the 113th Congress)?
2. Will you support legislation removing capital gains and sales taxes on gold and silver coinage?
3. Will you vote to oppose any legislation that allows the federal government to prohibit the sale, use, or carrying of firearms?
4. Will you support ending all foreign aid?
5. Will you oppose any debt limit increase?
Click for the link for the rest of the questions and answers by those that responded.
Thanks for your answers Congressman Yoho
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held hearings Tuesday on the many security breaches that have recently occurred at the White House. Of all the suggestions offered by members of Congress, perhaps the one offered by Rep. John Mica (R FL) was the best: “Have you heard of these guys?”
After declaring war on the Tea Party and often showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Republicans to record gains in the 2010 midterm elections, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate this year because of the lack of enthusiasm for his establishment-approved candidates.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rove notes that even though Obama’s “job approval numbers are lousy, no Democrat in a competitive Senate race polls regularly above 50%, GOP enthusiasm is high, and independents are trending Republican… each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is still in doubt.” Read more at breitbart.com.
In what has become the modus operandi of the progressive Republican party the citizenry are about to be nailed yet again over the next three days as the House caves in to Obama’s demands. Not only is Congress poised to deliver everything the tyrant wants it will also revert back to funding the feds with a continuing resolution thus turning its back on the hard won return last year to a real budgetary process. All because Harry Reid has let the budget presented by Congress to sit on his desk with no Senate action. Citizens, pull out your wallets and surrender your sovereignty – we’re in for a nasty, bumpy ride.
“House Republicans are poised to extend the Export-Import Bank’s charter well into next year, despite decrying the agency as an antiquated vestige of crony capitalism. They will fund the federal government until mid-December without much of a fight. And, most notably, they are rapidly moving toward giving the White House authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, despite deep misgivings about their ability to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and even deeper distrust of Obama’s foreign policy.”
In his prime-time speech to the nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama vowed to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes and 475 U.S. boots on the ground – but he also made a particular point of declaring that the Islamic State terrorists “are not Islamic.”
“Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” Obama said, speaking from the state floor of the White House residence. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.”
He added, “And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al-Qaida’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates. ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.” Read more at: www.wnd.com.
Nine months ago, Barack Obama gave an interview to David Remnick of The New Yorker after ISIS, the very accomplished and high-achieving Islamic killing machine in the Middle East, captured Fallujah, an Iraqi city for which many very good American soldiers had sacrificed their lives and limbs taking from Sunni jihadists in 2004.
Remnick asked Obama about al-Qaida’s resurgence in Iraq. Obama responded by suggesting to Remnick that he had, pretty much, personally killed Osama bin Laden three years earlier and, pretty much, singlehandedly “decimated” al-Qaida.
Remnick pointed out to Obama that since he had ordered U.S. military forces to leave Iraq the al-Qaida flag was now flying over Fallujah. ISIS, regarded as an al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq, had since taken over the city. Read more at: wnd.com.
In a new special, Fox News Reporting: 13 Hours in Benghazi, Anchor Bret Baier talks with three contractors who were there when it happened – boots on the ground, if you will. They talked about their experiences that night and how they are haunted by them to this day. And they spoke about how they were ready to respond within five minutes, but were ordered to “stand down.” They finally went in on their own against orders. These three brave men who were wounded that night strongly believe that lives would have been saved if they were allowed to act earlier and if the air support they called for had arrived.
The three are featured in a new book, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff to be released next week. This Fox News special will be shown again on: Saturday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. & 9 p.m. ET and Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. ET
You may watch this special broken down into five parts below:
Two term conservative congressman Justin Amash (R, Michigan) has endorsed Ted Yoho in his reelection bid against challenger Jake Rush.
Rush, a Gainesville attorney, has made headlines for his role playing hobby (source: Gainesville Sun, SaintPetersBlog), for his ruthless attack ads on Congressman Yoho, and large contributions to his campaign from a super PAC Florida Conservatives United (source: FactCheck.org) which is run by his father and aunt who are both Democrats.
Congressman Amash has recently won his primary after a vicious campaign which was so filled with smear tactics; it was called the nastiest in the country. Amash lashed out in his victory speech where he pulled no punches. Watch a portion of it here:
Video Hat Tip: Rod Gonzalez
From Keith Westbrook, PhD., Chairman, Conservative Party of Florida
Dr. Keith C. Westbrook Ph.D.
The Republican head of the Benghazi Select Committee warned Tuesday that no witnesses would be off limits in its upcoming probe and that he would consider going to court, if necessary, to compel testimony.
“I can’t skip over a witness that I think we ought to talk to simply because there is an assertion of either privilege or immunity,” Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told Fox News in an exclusive interview.
He said that while he has received good cooperation to date, and the issue had not yet arisen, “if you mean to say that ‘not only can they not talk, they don’t have to come,’ you have to litigate that.” Read more at foxnews.com.
By Erick Erickson
I can confirm that the attack ads in Mississippi run by “All Citizens for Mississippi” were funded by Senate Republicans, including Senators Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker, and Roy Blunt. It appears our Senate Republican leaders are willing to risk losing a Senate majority so long as they can get their own re-elected. Yes folks, it is true. I can confirm what we all suspected.
The advertisements attacked Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel and painted conservative Republicans and tea party activists as racists. According to documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission, All Citizens for Mississippi received funding from a Haley Barbour backed group called Mississippi Conservatives. Read more at redstate.com.