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:
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By: David Horowitz – August 18th, 2014 at 04:58 PM
From Erick Erickson’s RedState.com:
Note from Erick: Please welcome to our front page the always awesome David Horowitz.
Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet.
Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is possible. Continue reading at: redstate.com.
Below is a copy of a letter- “Statement of Fact”, that the Gainesville Tea Party signed in response to comments that candidate Jake Rush has made about local Tea Parties while campaigning.
From Deneen Borelli at FreedomWorks: The Republican Establishment had to use Democrats to beat a real constitutional conservative in yesterday’s Mississippi primary.
Rather than allow grassroots conservatives to decide their next senator, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, the Chamber of Commerce, K Street lobbyists, and the NRSC (National Republican Senatorial Committee – explanation, mine) helped Democrats choose the Republican Nominee. It’s shameful, corrupt, and unforgivable.
The truth is: Chris McDaniel won a majority of Republican voters. That’s why the DC Establishment spent hundreds of thousands of dollars getting Democrat votes. They couldn’t maintain their hold on the Republican Party without them.
The K-Street Lobbyist crowd even sent out robocalls implying the Tea Party and Chris McDaniel were racist, because we oppose Obama’s agenda. The calls told voters to “say no to the Tea Party and their disrespectful treatment of the first African-American President.”
There were even flyers claiming that a McDaniel victory would stop black Americans from voting. The DC-insiders wanted Mississippi Democrats to think Constitutional Conservatives might be racist. This campaign is among the dirtiest, most despicable I’ve seen in my lifetime.
The Cochran campaign was based on helping his cronies. “Vote for Thad, he’ll get the pork!” With $17 trillion in debt and a shrinking economy, the GOP campaigned on more irresponsible spending we can’t afford. That’s why they needed Democrat voters to win – every real Republican knows we need to CUT spending.
If the only way the K Street wing of the GOP Establishment can win is by vile race-baiting and courting Democrats to vote in GOP primaries, then we’re winning. Because they’ve lost Republican voters, and they know it.
You know why the Republican Establishment and the DC-insiders fear us. They want to keep their gravy train rolling. They want unlimited spending and bigger government. That’s why they’re spending millions attacking patriotic conservatives like you and me.
That’s why we can’t give up. They’re afraid of us. And that’s how I know we’re making a difference, that’s how I know that this is the beginning of the end, and we will Take America Back. We must press on.
We will always stand by you. Thank you for all your hard work.
Related article: GOP Establishment Exists To Keep Conservatives Out of Congress
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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the loss of an unknown number of emails related to former IRS official Lois Lerner.
By Sharyl Attkisson * Sunday, June 22, 2014
15 Technology Questions for the IRS Prior to Monday’s Hearing.
In advance of tomorrow evening’s hearing on the Lost Lois Lerner emails, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has asked the IRS Commissioner to provide answers to 15 technology questions.
On Fri. June 13, the IRS notified Congress that key emails during a two year time frame, January 2009 to April 2011, were irretrievably lost due to a “crash” of Lerner’s hard drive and of a server. The IRS also said that computer crashes affected six other IRS employees who are connected to the investigation.
After the Friday notification, the Oversight Committee requested that the IRS make Thomas Kane, the IRS Acting Deputy Chief Counsel for Procurement and Administration, available for a transcribed interview about the Lerner emails but the IRS declined. The Committee then requested a briefing “to discuss the IRS’s e-mail systems, data retention policies, and document production processes” but the IRS declined that request as well.
“Because the IRS has refused to provide basic information about these matters to the Committee in advance of the hearing, and in the interest of promoting a frank and thorough discussion at the hearing, I ask that you provide answers to the factual questions posed below,” writes Issa in a letter addressed to Commissioner John Koskinen on Saturday. Read the rest of this article including the 15 questions submitted to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen HERE.
By now we have all heard about and celebrated an important victory in the interest of freedom and liberty with House Majority leader Eric Cantor’s defeat in Virginia. Dave Brat now faces a political battle against the Democrat candidate in November for his Congressional district. The important takeaway for those of us who do not live in Virginia is the indisputable fact that grassroots is alive and doing very well in spite of the commentary coming from progressive Republican pundits and the mainstream media. The unity of grassroots is the dynamic that will produce victories for limited government across the country.
SO we must now unite in helping Chris McDaniel in Mississippi as he challenges Republican incumbent Senator Thad Cochran, a typical Republican progressive who continually endorses big government and massive spending. WE CAN DO THIS! Dave Brat won with only $200,000.00 in donations while up against Cantor’s war chest of over two million dollars! And that is because patriots came together form all over the country to assist in his campaign, both with dollars and effort (and many, many kudos to our friends in the Richmond Tea Party who worked especially hard to make this victory happen!).”A brand new poll shows that Conservative Republican Chris McDaniel has built a 3% lead over his opponent, failed incumbent Thad Cochran in the special Runoff Election for U.S. Senate that takes place just two weeks from now.”
Send fifty dollars, send five! NO AMOUNT TOO SMALL!
Go to Chris McDaniel website and click on the DONATE button! www.mcdaniel2014.com
The beginning of the end of World War II
On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolph Hitler’s crack troops. http://www.army.mil/d-day/index.html
By Alan Caruba *** May 31st, 2014
I keep wondering what it must have been like to be a young student at West Point listening to their Commander in Chief’s platitudes and ignorance wash over them. West Point is where our nation’s future leaders in war receive an education in how to protect the nation by crushing our enemies, if Presidents and Congress will let them.
Unfortunately for them, this President seems to think that climate change is the nation’s biggest enemy and that a loose coalition of Islamic fanatics is the other. There was no talk of an increasingly aggressive China, a Russia that seized Crimea and would like a chunk of the Ukraine, or an Iran that got out from under some strong financial sanctions and will continue to build its own nuclear weapons no matter what Obama and other negotiators may want.
Meanwhile, the Egyptians have decided they would prefer a military dictator again as their president instead of a leader from the Muslim Brotherhood. Such choices are endemic to the Middle East. Real democracy is rare there. In Syria its dictator, Bashar al Assad, is still in power when, it could be argued, a few hours spent bombing his air force and other military facilities might have cost him his job and saved over 160,000 lives. So now Obama is reluctantly arming his opposition, some of whom could end up being as oppressive as al Assad.
The highlight of Obama’s speech was his announcement that the U.S. would be out of Afghanistan by 2016 except for a small force to train its military. Here’s what I had to say about Afghanistan in November 2009, a few months into Obama’s first term: Continue reading at: thedailyjournalist.com.
We are fortunate to have many truly conservative candidates in this year’s election cycle. We have faced some defeats but we have also enjoyed successes. The next two Senate races we are asking you to support are Mississippi’s Republican Senate primary race (JUNE 3, next Tuesday) in which candidate Chris McDaniel is challenging Republican incumbent Thad Cochran, a confirmed big government Republican who needs to go! Please go to www.mcdaniel2014.com and donate to Chris’s campaign. NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL!
Our second race is Oklahoma’s Republican Senate primary race (JUNE 24) in which candidate T.W. Shannon is running to replace retiring Tom Coburn. Go to www.twshannon.com and make your donation. These are two races where we can make a big difference if we GET INVOLVED!
“The Tea Party and grassroots conservatives have come back to life from the dead more times than any of us can count. The media keeps missing the point; whenever our candidates can raise money and get their message out to the voters before they are defined by the smear machine, they will win every time. And especially in Texas, where we have done a better job getting out the message, things are looking pretty grim for our opponents. Here are some highlights from tonight::
Another grassroots victory!
“Dan Patrick, who emerged as the front runner from the first round of voting, easily beat Dewhurst in the primary runoff for the GOP nomination, ending the political career of a multimillionaire energy businessman who has been lieutenant governor since 2003. Dewhurst had said this would be his final campaign.
“Salute the tea party of Texas!” Patrick said in his victory speech: “Tea party folks love America, they love the Constitution, they love (free) markets, they love the Second Amendment and they love Texas. … If you love America, welcome to the grass roots of the Republican Party.”
An important article as Tea Party has definitely not gone away!
“For one thing, the Tea Party is now much larger and broader than any one person’s political candidacy. And though a Tea Party candidate has not yet obtained the White House (Ron Paul was the lone Tea Party Republican candidate in both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections), a host of Tea Party candidates have won several elections in the US House and Senate–as well as many State and local races. And to win these elections, Tea Party candidates have had to repel the attacks against them from the Republican establishment. In fact, the GOP establishment is far and away the Tea Party’s biggest enemy.”
PLAN TO ATTEND!
Join fellow patriots to welcome Robert White, Florida State Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus, and become aware of a political choice for citizens who adhere to our values!
As we start ramping up for the November elections it is very important that we all be involved with the elections across the nation that have candidates dedicated to advancing our values! Attend our next meeting and find out how you can make a difference!
BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
When: Saturday, May 17, 10:00 AM
Location: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville
SEE YOU THERE!
What will happen when today’s doctors are gone and they are replaced by a new generation of doctors who know only the government way? Will the term do no harm be replaced with spend no money?
“At 58, I’ll likely be retired in 10 years along with most physicians of my generation. Once we’re gone, who will speak up for our profession and the individual physician in the trenches? The politicians? Our medical societies? Our hospital administrators? I think not. Now is the time for physicians to say enough is enough.” – Dr. Daniel F. Craviotto, Jr.
The above paragraph was excerpted from a letter written by a practicing physician that appeared in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal. He speaks about the state of medicine he as alerady experienced under Obamacare and what is sure to come. This is not the first letter form a doctor I have posted here and it surely will not be the last. I will continue to speak out. Read Dr. Craviotto’s full letter:
By Daniel F. Craviotto, Jr.
In my 23 years as a practicing physician, I’ve learned that the only thing that matters is the doctor-patient relationship. How we interact and treat our patients is the practice of medicine. I acknowledge that there is a problem with the rising cost of health care, but there is also a problem when the individual physician in the trenches does not have a voice in the debate and is being told what to do and how to do it.
As a group, the nearly 880,000 licensed physicians in the U.S. are, for the most part, well-intentioned. We strive to do our best even while we sometimes contend with unrealistic expectations. The demands are great, and many of our families pay a huge price for our not being around. We do the things we do because it is right and our patients expect us to.
So when do we say damn the mandates and requirements from bureaucrats who are not in the healing profession? When do we stand up and say we are not going to take it any more? Continue reading at online.wsj.com.
Because many of you have asked about having a meeting in the evening our April meeting will be tomorrow, THURSDAY, April 17, at 6:30 PM. We are excited to offer this opportunity to those of you who find it difficult to attend on Saturday mornings.
For our speaker we are happy to present
Former Maine State Legislator and host of the television show Maine Matters, a television show dedicated to educating the public on political legislation and how it might personally affect them. She is currently President of Hampden Association of Landowners, a non-profit group whose mission is fighting for private property rights and repealing Agenda 21 ordinances and Comprehensive Plans. She is also a property rights lobbyist in the state of Maine as well as Executive Consultant for the Maine Recreational Motor Sports Association, a group of Maine Recreational Businesses dedicated to protecting their businesses by fighting anti-business legislation.
BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
When: Thursday, April 17, 6:30 PM
Location: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville
SEE YOU THERE!