Keep Your Eyes on the Megaphone
On March 14, 2010, a Wal-Mart customer used the corporation’s paging system and—with an air of formality—politely asked all blacks to leave the premises. This set off a firestorm of criticism for the retailer, and even led to arrests. As a former employer of Wal-Mart, I have always been amused by the accessibility of the paging system. The system is ubiquitous, as the paging phones | Read More »
VAT Tax on the Table: Another Mega-disaster for Americans
I’ve used this video in a couple of my other posts, but it bears showing again here. After all, it’s one of my favs, Obama on taxes. More specifically, on NOT raising your taxes: “I will make a firm pledge. Under my plan. No family making less than $250K a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax. Not your payroll | Read More »
Hey Congress! Listen to the kid!
I learned as a parent to be careful what I said in front of my kids, because you never know when they would repeat or blurt out what you said in an embarrassing situation. But many times kids can be down-right astute and innocent to the point where they can see clearly what adults can’t, just like the wise little boy above. Yeh, Congress. It’s | Read More »
Best Rant at CPAC–By a British Exchange Student
I am thoroughly enjoying myself at CPAC 2010. As well as being informative, invigorating, and exhilarating, a group of 10,000 people including a lot of students makes a great mix of personalities. There are people here not only from the US but many from Canada, Ireland, England and several other countries as well. Speakers have been revved up. Especially Boehner, Rubio, and Herman Cain. The | Read More »
NATIONAL MOVEMENT ROOTED IN REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLES
United States Senator Scott Brown, Republican from Massachusetts. What a monumental victory. Who would have thought? The Democrats are in chaos, and the political shockwaves stemming from Brown’s election will reverberate in Congressional districts from Exeter, NH, to Honolulu, HI. Yesterday, Bay Staters sent a message to Washington: There is deep and growing discontent with the Obama-Pelosi big government, job-killing agenda in every corner of | Read More »
Our Friend Paula Nowakowski
We in the conservative movement are not shy to criticize members of Republican leadership – and by implication (or occasionally, directly) their staff. But those of us who have worked on Capitol Hill know precisely how hard it is to find good staff, how hard those good staff members work, and how important they can be – not just to the members – but to | Read More »
Two cheers for Mitch McConnell
C’mon, let’s be honest… back in January and February, you all thought (I did too) that Obamacare would pass months ago. You all thought (I did too) that Snowe and Collins and maybe more would vote for it. It’s easy for those who have never had their name on the door to chide and scold, to second guess and to quarterback from the easy chair. But let’s | Read More »
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Newt, Steele… Sadly Out Of Touch With Mainstream Conservatives.
Newt Gingrich, who had staunchly defended Dede Scozzafava’s bid for Representative of New York’s 23rd District, seems to be unaware of the reality which has been manifesting itself all over the country with regards to the leadership of the the Republican party, which is this: THERE ISN’T ANY. We thought we sent that message loud and clear during the 2008 Presidential race which brought the | Read More »
Democrats Call Foul on Republican Objection to ‘Death Panels’
Democratic health care strategists are calling foul today on GOP officials John Boehner, Thaddeus McCotter, Johnny Isakson, and Chuck Grassley, claiming the Republican Party leaders are guilty of partisan obstructionism of the worst kind – demagoging the same end-of-life provisions, the now-famous “death panels,” they supported in the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill. “So either Republicans were for death panels in 2003 before turning against | Read More »
2010 – Back to Sanity! Conservative Candidates Belong to ALL of US!
Here’s the movement name- “Back to Sanity!” – Winning back the House and Senate in 2010 I need your help with basic info to get this going. Here’s the simple idea – Build a list of the top 100 Congressional and Senate Races that are crucial to winning a majority in both the Senate and the house in 2010. List them in descending order of | Read More »
Some Advice for John Boehner
John Boehner, please shut up! In one week, he has set back the Republican Party about six months. While the Democrats have their fair share of infighting ging on, he should just sit back and enjoy the view. Two incidents by Boehner this past week are illustrative of my call to just be quiet. First, in a speech, he referred to fiscally conservative southern Democrats | Read More »
[BREAKING] Boehner to House GOP: Vote against the stimulus.
Or, as Heritage put it, “The Pelosi-Reid-Obama Debt Plan”. Anyway, Politico reports: President Barack Obama is coming to the Capitol this afternoon to curry favor with congressional Republicans. But it appears GOP leaders have already made up their minds to oppose his $825 billion stimulus plan. House Republican Leader John A. Boehner and his No. 2, Whip Eric Cantor, told their rank-and-file members Tuesday morning | Read More »
CALL McConnell and Boehner – Tell them to oppose the “stimulus package”
And tell them to get the rest of the GOP in line!!! This is the issue that could redefine the movement! Better yet tell them to call LImbaugh’s hotline! Let us know what they feel! Senator Mitch McConnell Phone: (202) 224-2541 EMAIL: http://mcconnell.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm Rep. John Boehner (202) 225-6205 Email: http://republicanleader.house.gov/Contact/
Who’s Number One?
Chuck Muth spreads this bit of gossip around: Indeed, word coming out of Washington this week indicates Republicans are about to commit yet another act of political insanity by electing Boehner once again as House Minority Leader. But don’t blame all conservatives in the House for this insanity. It appears it may be only ONE conservative responsible for this pending disaster – just like it | Read More »
200 Votes For A New Majority
Dovetailing on my other diary about how to win the rhetorical battle with the Democrats over the Financial Crisis, I want to explain a strategy for winning back the House. Keep in mind, the Democrats hold the exact same number of seats we held in 2006, and if we play our cards right the GOP could regain the majority because of this Bailout. One of | Read More »