On Monday, April 14th former ACORN whistleblower and True the Vote spokesperson Anita Moncrief announced the launching of a new PAC, The Black Conservatives Fund:
“I am proud to be on the board of a new PAC, The Black Conservative Fund. BCF will support black conservative and Republican candidates. We are also focusing on education, training, challenging race baiters/hustlers and working together to improve our communities.
“Our website http://blackconservativesfund.com is live and our proud board members are: Ken Blackwell, CL Bryant, Sonnie Johnson, Erik Rush, Kevin Daniels, Princella Smith, KCarl Smith, Alfonzo Rachel, Ron Miller, myself and others.”
The press release announcing the launch stated the following: Black Conservatives Fund is committed to supporting black conservatives who are dedicated to spreading the message of limited government and traditional values. The organization will support candidates through direct contributions in addition to web, TV, and radio advertisements, conducting get-out-the-vote drives, and funding other activities that BCF endorsed candidates may need. “All across America, black conservatives are running for office in record numbers. The lock that the liberals have held on the black vote is slowly but surely breaking,” said Anita Moncrief, a founding member of BCF’s board of advisors. You may find the complete press release here.
The BCF came out slugging and wasted no time announcing that the first two candidates it is supporting are T. W. Shannon, running for Congress from Oklahoma, and Mia Love, running a second campaign for Congress from Utah.
BCF on Facebook: facebook.com/BlackConservativesFund. Twitter hash tag #SayItLoud.
Published on Apr 4, 2014
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen announced at the National Press Club on Tuesday, that the IRS has postponed a proposed rule change that would have banned all political speech in 501(c)(4) groups. The IRS received more than 150,000 citizen comments, far more than on any previous proposed rule change. It is interesting to note that Koskinen’s announcement consisted of about three paragraphs of an hour-long speech. This clip contains the portion of Commissioner Koskinen’s speech that deals with this issue.
The complete press release from Senator Cruz:
Sen. Cruz: Americans Are Making DC Listen
IRS announces record number of comments for anti-speech regulation
April 3, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC -– U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s remarks at the National Press Club on Tuesday.
“When Americans speak up, it makes a difference,” said Sen. Cruz. “A record number of Americans spoke out against a regulation being considered by the IRS to stifle free speech of 501(c)(4) political groups. As a result, it is unlikely those rules will be implemented this year. This is a substantial victory for the grassroots and should serve as motivation to continue pressuring the IRS to drop the rule completely.”
Specifically, Koskinen said:
Another recommendation by the IG was that the Treasury Department and the IRS should provide clearer guidance on how to assess the permissibility of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations’ activities. So last November, Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations that are designed to clarify the extent to which a 501(c)(4) organization can engage in political activity without endangering its tax-exempt status.
While I was not involved in the issuance of this draft proposal, because it happened before I was confirmed as Commissioner, I believe it is extremely important to make this area of regulation as clear as possible. Not only does that help the IRS properly enforce the law, but clearer regulations will also give a better roadmap to applicants, and will help those that already have 501(c)(4) status properly administer their organizations without unnecessary fears of losing their tax-exempt status.
During the comment period, which ended in February, we received more than 150,000 comments. That’s a record for an IRS rulemaking comment period. In fact, if you take all the comments on all Treasury and IRS draft proposals over the last seven years and double that number, you come close to the number of comments we are now beginning to review and analyze. It’s going to take us a while to sort through all those comments, hold a public hearing, possibly repropose a draft regulation and get more public comments. This means that it is unlikely we will be able to complete this process before the end of the year (Bold emphasis, mine – A.D.B.).
The complete video of his remarks is available here. The relevant portion of the clip may be found at 16:50:
Duh… Did anyone really think they wouldn’t come up with something? Remember, this is the most transparent administration ever.
The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline.
Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension.
Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.
The rules, which will apply to the federal exchanges operating in three dozen states, will essentially create a large loophole even as White House officials have repeatedly said that the March 31 deadline was firm. The extra time will not technically alter the deadline but will create a broad new category of people eligible for what’s known as a special enrollment period. Read more at washingtonpost.com.
Florida Democrat Alan Grayson is under investigation for domestic violence according to a statement from Capt. Angelo Nieves of Florida’s Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Along with submitting pictures which reportedly support the allegations, Grayson’s wife also alleges that Grayson told her he would leave her “In the gutter” with nothing in the presence of the couple’s young children.
Grayson co-sponsored the 2013 re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
Grayson’s wife Lolita, who also recently filed for divorce, claiming their 24 year marriage is “irretrievably broken,” claims Congressman Grayson “pushed her against a door, causing her to fall to the ground, during a confrontation Saturday at their home on Oak Park Road.” Read more at: breitbart.com.
Related story: twitchy.com.
2014 is a crucial year for our country. This fall the American people will go to the polls and choose between two vastly different visions for the future. What the left offers is more of the same: managed decline and the further Europeanization of our country. Conservatives have a bold agenda that would restore economic vitality, renew the American Dream, and equip people to achieve happiness and prosperity. We’re highlighting that agenda on Monday, February 10th.
Former Senator Jim DeMint, Representative Matt Salmon, Representative Jim Jordan, Senator Ted Cruz, Representatives Tom Price and Phil Roe, Representative Jeb Hensarling, Representative Tom Graves, Senator Tim Scott, Representative Raul Labrador, Senator Mike Lee. Download complete agenda.
Conservatives must lead through action. And we are. Heritage Action is bringing these leaders together on February 10. The Conservative Policy Summit highlights the bills they have introduced, showing Americans the winning conservative reform agenda.
You are invited to watch the Conservative Policy Summit live. Go to this page on Monday, February 10th: Heritage Action Policy Summit. If you’d like a reminder, sign up HERE, and we’ll send you an email when things get started.
Thanks to the valiant efforts of a dedicated group of citizen activists an INDEPENDENT Special External Audit of GRU is being discussed tomorrow night, Thursday, February 6, at 6:30 at City Hall in downtown Gainesville. MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND! It is very important that the auditorium be filled with ratepayers who want to hold GRU accountable for the irresponsible financial decisions made by the commission over the past few years. (Parking is free). Only by showing that the ratepayers demand this audit is there any chance that it will actually occur. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference! Please see the letter below.
Support an audit!
Please join me and other fed-up citizens at City Hall on Thursday @ 6:30 pm in the auditorium to support a desperately needed external special audit of Gainesville Regional Utilities.
Properly designed special audits are necessary to gather information about past decisions that cannot be obtained any other way.
Unfortunately, several anti-progressive machine politicians on the Gainesville City Commission — those who have been responsible for bringing Gainesville the highest electric rates in the state, who are wrecking our environment and who continue to call out-of-state and overseas wood-burning energy speculators their “partners” — do not want a special audit.
Expect excuses like “too expensive,” “fishing expedition,” or “it’s time to move forward,” or, if those excuses don’t work, expect cynical efforts to limit the scope of the audit with arguments like “we need to concentrate only on what we can in advance guarantee will result immediately in identifiable reductions in electric bills.”
Cynical. Outrageous. Enough.
It’s clear that Obamacare isn’t working for all Americans. It’s time to begin crafting a free-market replacement that puts patients first, yielding results we can all be proud of.
But this won’t happen by itself.
Read more and get involved: americanlegacypac.org.
Friday, January 31st, 2014
Washington, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) wrote to Treasury Department Secretary Jacob Lew and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen requesting all documents pertaining to 501(c)(4) rulemaking. Read the press release HERE
Forget the military, drones, satellites or firearms and their destructive force. You must fear-
I am sure that President Obama and the leaders in the Senate are envious at how the President of Venezuela has a bigger pen to legislate with than they do. Well, I think that we are certainly heading in that direction. Not far fetched at all especially when 50%+ of the populace, like the Venezuelans, resent anyone having more than they do.
Click for article Venezuela decrees new price controls to fight inflation – by Brian Ellworth.
It states- Socialism, We Conquer By Fighting
Please plan to attend this Town Hall to find out directly from the Congressman about the Budget process. He knows you have many questions. I will assume that this town hall will be very well attended by the many veterans in the District.
Press Release from Congressman Ted Yoho’s Office-
Congressman Ted S. Yoho will host a Town Hall to address veterans’ concerns at the Thrasher Horne Conference Center in Orange Park.
Friday, January 17th
Thrasher Horne Conference Center
Suite A & B; 283 College Drive
Orange Park, FL
(Doors open at 6:00PM)
This event is open and free to the public. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (352) 505-0838.
Jim Hoft is the founder and owner of one of the oldest and most creditable Conservative blogs, Gateway Pundit. Gateway Pundit’s health insurance was just cancelled, so he’s holding a Rock n Roll in Protest this Saturday at 11:00 am at Senator Claire McCaskill’s University City office. Please share the info, cross post and tweet! We want media attention on this. Jim ought to know about health insurance since he recently had open heart surgery and he has more surgery ahead of him. He needs his doctors.
Coincidentally Sen. McCaskill is planning to publicly sign up for Obamacare as a “teachable moment” to prove that the ACA’s detractors are liars. She really has some nerve. – ADB
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:21 PM
December 11, 2013, 9:00 p.m. CT
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, plans Wheel-In Rally at Senator Claire McCaskill’s St. Louis Office- Asks “Why is Our Government Punishing the American People-Give Us Back Our Healthcare!”
Saturday December 14, 2013 / 11 AM CT until Noon
– Wheel-In Location:
Senator Claire McCaskill’s St. Louis Office
5850 Delmar Blvd, Ste. A
St. Louis, Missouri 63112
From 11 AM CT to Noon
Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit will join fellow Missourians for a Wheel-In at Senator Calire McCaskill’s St. Louis office on Saturday, December 14th from 11 am to noon. Jim, like more than 6 million Americans has lost his healthcare coverage with the implementation of Obamacare. He and others will bring their concerns to Senator McCaskill and from his wheelchair will ask “Why Americans are being punished by Democrats with the loss of affordable healthcare and the erosion of personal choice and liberty?”’
While much of the focus of late has been on the catastrophic failure of the Obamacare website, the true failure of this disastrous law is the law itself. Simply put, Obamacare is not a bad website, it is bad law. Obamacare provides a list that grows daily of broken promises by Democrats to the American people. Senator McCaskill voted in favor of this assault on individual liberty and owes the voters in her state answers.
Hoft explains, “It is unbelievable that in the United States of America millions are losing their insurance because of this destructive power grab by this administration. What is more shocking is that Americans are taking this on the chin. This weekend, we will stand up and say, ‘No more!” Despite what President Obama said, and Democrats reinforced, millions of Americans CAN NOT keep their insurance. They can not keep their doctors and they WILL pay more. It is time for Americans to go directly to those who are supposed to represent them to demand answers.”
For more information and to schedule interviews, contact TGP Communications at: email@example.com
Also: If you have lost your healthcare and would like to speak please contact Jim at: firstname.lastname@example.org
VIDEO: Watch Obama (kinda, sorta) apologize to Americans’ losing their health plans
Yesterday, President Obama threw a lot of stuff up into the air in what has been called an apology for his serial lies about Obamacare. Will any of it stick and will the Statist Media continue to cover for him? Only time will tell.
Read more at: washingtonpost.com.
As the most recent weeks have proved, the Republican Party leadership is definitely working against the Tea Party and its values. Names aside, they appear content to return to the big government policies that existed before the Obama era. Spokesman such as Karl Rove and pundits from the Weekly Standard, plus many elected Republican officials are working hand in hand with Democrats and other Progressives to keep big government in place. It is obvious that the Tea Party, with its insistence on limited government and adherence to the Constitution, is a major opponent of big government and, as such, must be discredited. Because the Republican Party is taking a strong stance against those of us who are working to change our government, we cannot financially support the Republican Party (or, for that matter, ANY political party) as we progress through this next election cycle.
To ensure that your limited resources are put to better use we advocate donating to individual candidates and to races across the nation in support of real conservative candidates. An example is the Virginia Governor’s race which is on November 4. This race is extremely important as it has national implications for true conservatives’ political success. Please see below the email received from the Richmond Tea Party is response to our asking for information about the race.
Nov 5th is Election Day. We usually get about 30%
participation for gubernatorial (mid-term)elections. The light turn-out means
the most important thing to do is GOTV—Get Out The Vote! Whoever gets their
base to the polls wins…no matter what surveys beforehand say. The lighter the
turnout, the better for conservatives. If we’re going to win, we must be better
at GOTV than the Dems.
Please communicate to your members that
the Lt. Gov. race is critical, too! We have a 50-50 split in the State Senate!
The Lt. Gov. casts deciding votes and determines committee chair party
affiliation (which means controlling the entire agenda of what will be brought
to the floor). It is JUST AS IMPORTANT as the Governor’s race! E.W.Jackson is
the candidate, a very strong Tea Party guy, and the best orator in VA.
Campaign website.. http://www.jacksonforlg.com/
Here’s what you can
do to help!
about money…clicking on the individual campaign web sites above would be one
if I may be so crass, is to donate to Richmond Tea Party on our web site.
We have found
that the only way to get people to come out & canvass door-to-door/phone
bank is to offer them money! The up-side is that we can attract a LOT of
young people. They get a free education in conservative principles & the
political process as they work for us. Example, we could offer $500 for 1500 doorknobs
to a church youth group, or a fraternity, or any other group. A supervisor tags
along with each ‘cluster’ of workers to ensure that they are working hard
& the data is properly loaded up (We use a program called rvotes). So, if
you would like to donate to that, it will directly go to GOTV. We could also
put a radio ad on the biggest AM conservative talk station in VA, WRVA.
Richmond Tea Party website-
FROM THE DESK OF CONGRESSMAN TED YOHO
I wanted to reach out and touch base with you regarding the current government shutdown and proposals the House of Representatives has passed to keep the government running. This shutdown has kept me in Washington while we work to resolve it, but anyone that knows me understands that I like it when constituents hear the facts straight from me. That way, you know exactly who to hold accountable. Therefore, I made a short video explaining where we are with the shutdown, and what our proposals are. Just click the image below to watch it.