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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Spending Bill: CROmnibus: The $1 Trillion Betrayal - American Thinker (2) 'Fool me Twice, Shame on Me' - American Thinker

CROmnibus: The $1 Trillion Betrayal - American Thinker - Flush from an unprecedented nationwide GOP victory in this November’s elections, House and Senate GOP leadership determined that their essential first course of action should be to snatch defeat from its jaws. They have brought forth a spending bill for 2015 that gives President Obama almost everything he wants, while disenfranchising the very voters who delivered the GOP victory. The $1.014 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, (HR 83), has been dubbed “CROmnibus” as it is a combined continuing resolution (CR)[1] and Omnibus spending bill. It will provide full funding for 11 of the 12 annual appropriations bills to the end of FY 2015 (September 30th), and a short term continuing resolution to February 27 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Read more........



'Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me' - American Thinker - As the vote on the Rule to bring the $1-trillion-plus funding bill to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives was about to start yesterday, I and many of my fellow conservatives were still burning up the phone lines to Republicans, saying “NO”! Minutes later, Congressman Wittman was one of those who voted in favor of the Rule that allowed the bloated Cromnibus bill to come to the floor for a vote. Hours later, when the vote on the actual funding bill took place, lo and behold! Congressman Wittman was a changed man. He voted against the trillion-dollar monstrosity. Now, he can tell his constituents in Virginia’s First District that he opposed the bill that will fund Obama’s executive amnesty more generously than Obama ever hoped for, as well as provide continued funds for Obamacare. By the end of February, which is when the funding for Homeland Security will be up for another vote, Obama will have the amnesty process well in place, and we will be told that it is impossible to retrench. Wittman, and the other 50 Republican congressmen who voted for the Rule to allow the Cromnibus bill to come to a vote (at which time they knew that enough Democrats would support it, so they could vote “no”), think we are stupid. They think we still don’t understand how Congress works so that their sleights of hand will confuse and bedazzle us. Congressman Wittman is not alone in practicing this chicanery. His office just happened to give us a really clear example of it. The other 50 representatives who voted like him are just as guilty. There are articles all over the media naming the 16 Heroes of the House (h/t Redstate), who really meant their opposition and meant to keep the bill from being passed. There are also numerous listings of the 67 who voted against the Cromnibus once it came to the floor. Take a look and see if your representative is on both lists or only on the latter. If he or she voted “no” only on the second vote, don’t let him or her fool you again. Heroes of the House  Amash of Michigan,  Bachmann of Minnesota, Brat of  Virgina, Brooks Alabama,  Broun of Georgia,  Gohmert of TExas, Gosar of Arizona, Huelskamp of Kansas, Jones of North Carolina, Jordan of Ohio, King of Iowa,Labrador of Idah, Massie of Kentucky, Posey of Florida, Salmon of Arizona, Stockman of Texas.  Note: Robert Hurt Voted 'Yes' on the Rule's Vote, which allowed the CROmnibus bill to be brought to the floor, then voted 'No' on the CROmnibus bill.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#8 - Immigration - Ten Arguments Against Obama's Executive Action - American Thinker (2) VIDEO: Jonathan Gruber Makes His Debut in a Political Ad - American Thinker (3) Obamacare's Facebook Page is a Sham Too - Breitbart (4) Virginia School Board Association Wants to Adopt Common Core - The Virginia Free Citizen

Ten Arguments Against Obama's Executive Action - American Thinker - Understanding why pending executive action by President Obama on immigration, residency, and citizenship are objectionable, imprudent, and unconstitutional – and what can be done legally and politically about them, if he proceeds – requires a snapshot of history and law. Ten arguments stand between the president and such bold, unilateral actions. First, executive directives of all kinds – and some have been creative – started with George Washington. They are theoretically justified by the indeterminate “executive powers” vested in each commander in chief by Article II of the U.S. Constitution.  Read more.......


Jonathan Gruber Makes His Debut in a Political Ad - American Thinker - Thanks to the Louisiana run-off election in December, Jonathan Gruber has made his debit in political advertising (hat tip: Instapundit). You can be certain that the nine Democrat senators up for re-election in 2016 [Michael Bennet (Colorado), Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut), Barbara Boxer (California), Patrick Leahy (Vermont), Barbara Mikulski (Maryland), Patty Murray (Washington), Harry Reid (Nevada), Brian Schatz (Hawaii), Charles Schumer (New York), Ron Wyden (Oregon)]are paying attention and shuddering. Read more......

Related Articles - Direct Links
(1) 'Obama Cares' Facebook Page is a sham, too - Bretbart.......
(2) Virginia School Board Association Wants to Adopt Common Core - The Virginia Free Citizen

Friday, October 31, 2014

#7 - Virginia Senate Race - GOP Wave? Ed Gillespie Closes to Within 4 Points of Mark Warner in New Poll - Virginia Right (2) Ed Gillespie Offers a Credible Obamacare Alternative - Real Clear Markets (3) Obama's Trashing of the Economy by the Numbers - Redstate (4) Coca Cola's Anti-Religious Positions - Redstate

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(1) GOP Wave? Ed Gillespie Closes to Within 4 Points of Mark Warner in New Poll - Virginia Right - Vox Populi has released a new poll that shows Virginia Senator Mark Warner in serious trouble with his once substantiallead in the polls now down to just 4 points. Even without this poll added into the mix yet, Mark Warner has gone from a “Safe Democrat” seat to a “Likely Democrat” winner and now Real Clear Politics classifies Virginia as “leans Democrat”. A Christopher Newport University poll released 3 days ago showed Warner’s lead cut to 7 points. And now it is down to 4. That is solid movement away from the Warner / Obama liberal side of the road. If Gillespie wins on Tuesday it will be indicate a massive wave for the Republicans. And the polls in Virginia are among the earliest closers, so this is a race to pay close attention to on Election Day. Read more......

(2) Ed Gillespie Offers a Credible Obamacare Alternative - Real Clear Politics - Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for Senate in Virginia, stands out the most among the GOP candidates for offering a detailed alternative to the ACA that he can credibly argue would outperform the ACA in several important ways. The Gillespie plan, which is modeled on the reform proposal developed by the 2017 Project (a group dedicated to advancing a new conservative reform agenda), has several key features. First, it would not disrupt job-based insurance.This is important because there are about 160 million people in employer-sponsored plans, and most workers like their current coverage. They favor reform, but only if it does not upend what they already have and want to keep. The only change Gillespie recommends for employer plans is a new upper limit on the federal tax preference for such plans. Read more.......

Related: Direct Link to Article
Experts Say Obama's Digital Health Records Effort May Be Effectively Dead - Washington Examiner.........


(3) Obama's Trashing of the Economy by the Numbers - Redstate - As you head to the polls next week, ask yourself that quintessential political question: are you better off today than you were 2, 4, or 6 years ago? Hell, are you better off today than you were last year? For the overwhelming majority of Americans the answer is a resounding no. Though the administration likes to highlight good economic news (remember Recovery Summer) they can only do so by carefully choosing benchmarks against some unique point in the past. When you look at Obama’s overall stewardship of the American economy — let’s not even talk about foreign policy where he has reduced decades of carefully cultivated alliances into a steaming shambles — it has been little short of disastrous. In fact, it is so bad that even the Brits have noticed. From a Telegraph article titled Life under Obama sucks. And these numbers prove it, here are the high points: Read more, see Charts ..........


(4) Coca Cola's Anti-Religious Positions - Redstate - Yesterday, Houston Mayor Annise Parker had to withdraw her subpoenas to Christian pastors in Houston. The mayor demanded several pastors turn over the text of their sermons if those sermons mentioned homosexuality, gay marriage, the mayor, etc. Turns out the Coca-Cola Company’s Nonpartisan Committee for Good Government gave Mayor Parker’s campaign $1000.00. But that’s not the only time Coca-Cola has supported bigotry toward religious adherents in the country. Read more........


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Virginia Senate Race - #6 - Mark Warner's Debate from Hell - Washington Post (2) Mark Ducks Out, Terry Gets Angry - Bearing Drift (3) City of Houston Demands Pastors Turn Over Sermons - Fox

Mark Warner's Debate from Hell - Washington Post - Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Monday had the exact debate he did not want to have, one focused on his own role in talking about jobs for the children of a key Democratic state senator. The Post reports: In the pair’s third and final campaign debate in Richmond on Monday, the Republican underdog used his very first question as an opportunity to bring up Warner’s recently revealed job talks with the son of former state senator Phillip P. Puckett. Pivoting from an unrelated question on voting rights, Gillespie said Virginia’s voters deserve answers from Warner if he discussed judicial appointments in exchange for Puckett remaining in his seat. Read more.......


(2) Mark Ducks Out, Terry Gets Angry - Bearing Drift - Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie appeared at a forum in Danville Tuesday night and while the reporting shows each man stuck to his talking points, there was also this: After the forum, ABC 13 News spoke with Gillespie, asking him about his poll numbers and if the increase is a too little, too late. The republican candidate says three weeks is a long time. “I see momentum going our way and really in fact over the past five months, we have come from behind 29 points down to single digits. I think that shows the momentum we have,” said Gillespie. ABC 13 News reached out to Warner throughout the night to comment on a number of topics, including his declining poll numbers. He did not comment. Giving the press the brush-off is a sure way to draw more attention to your problems, Senator.  Read more........

(3) City of Houston Demands Pastors Turn Over Sermons - Fox -  The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. “The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.” ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five Houston pastors. They filed a motion in Harris County court to stop the subpoenas arguing they are “overbroad, unduly burdensome, harassing, and vexatious.” Read more.........

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Immigration - #5 - Polio Like Illness Claims 5th Life in U.S. - May be linked to recent influx of illegal children into U.S. Public Schools - Sharyl Attkisson (2) Voting's the Best Revenge' - American Thinker (3) How Liberals Dominate the Public Debate - American Thinker (4) Family Foundation Statement Regarding Supreme Court Marriage Ruling - Family Foundation

Polio Like Illness claims 5th Life in U.S. - May be linked to recent influx of illegal children into U.S. public schools - Sharyl Attkisson - At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month. However, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013. (See Fig. 3) Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local advocates and press reports. Read more.....


(2) 'Voting's the Best Revenge' - American Thinker - The only advice Barack Obama offered that is worth following is a bit of one he gave to supporters in 2012. Days before Barack Obama was reelected, he fired up a crowd of supporters at a campaign rally -- inside a public high school, no less -- with the call for them to vote out of revenge. Read more......

(3) How Liberals Dominate the Public Debate - American Thinker - Lakoff's theory -- according to his Little Blue Book -- is that people use metaphors or narratives make decisions about politics. The way liberals frame issues in narratives undermines conservative’s positions in a subtle way that lets Democrats easily defend their disastrous policies. Examples on Obamacare, Tea Baggers, Pro-Choice, Trickle down, Capitalism, War on Women, 1%, Racist, Democracy. Read more on each of these examples......

(4) Family Foundation Statement Regarding Supreme Court Marriage Ruling - Family Foundation - STATEMENT BY VICTORIA COBB, PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY FOUNDATION OF VIRGINIA, REGARDING SUPREME COURT’S DENIAL OF MARRIAGE APPEALS “We are disappointed that the Supreme Court has sidestepped this important issue, at least for now, and left Virginians without a definitive answer. Unfortunately, over one million Virginians who legally voted to adopt the marriage amendment have been disenfranchised, leaving them to wonder if their vote on any issue is safe from government reprisal. Those voters were also denied a defense by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who put his political aspirations ahead of both the Constitution of Virginia and the oath of office. Read more.......

Related Article - Direct Link
Fined $13,000 by State, Farmers are Fighting Back Against Homosexual 'Discrimination' Ruling - Daily Signal - Heritage Foundation......

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Barack Obama - #4 - VIDEO: Mark Levin Says Obama in a Full Blown Coverup over ISIS - Hannity-Fox News (2) Obama Forbids FBI to Use Religion in Identifying Terror Threats, as ISIS Recruits Openly in U.S. Mosques - American Thinker (3) 9 Senate Races that Could Tip Balance of Power - Daily Signal (4) One-Fifth of U.S. Workers Were Officially Laid Off in Past 5 Years, Study Says - LA Times (5) VIDEO: They Lost Their Bakery, Now Face Bankruptcy: Government's 'Discrimination' Fine Brings Baker to Tears - Daily Signal

(1) Mark Levin Says Obama in a Full Blown Coverup Over ISIS - Hannity - Fox News - 'Full-Blown Cover-Up': Levin Says Obama Knew About ISIS for Years. Radio host Mark Levin tonight on “Hannity” accused President Barack Obama of a “full-blown cover-up” on ISIS.Levin said that explains why he discussed ISIS with his favorite “60 Minutes” correspondent and why he blamed his intelligence agencies for ISIS intel failures. Read more......

(2) Obama Forbids FBI to Use Religion in Identifying Terror Threats, as ISIS Recruits Openly in U.S. Mosques - American Thinker - AT had a chance to catch up with Steven Emerson, head of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, and hear his assessment of the ISIS threat here on American soil. Emerson runs the country’s top data center on Islamic terror groups in the United States, working like a man possessed, and accomplishing the work of thousands on sheer guts and determination to protect our country. Read more......


Other News: - Click on link to read article
(3) 9 Senate Races that Could Tip the Balance of Power - Daily - Signal.......
(4) One Fifth of U.S. Workers Were Laid Off in Past 5 Years, Study Says, LA Times........
(5) VIDEO: They Lost Their Bakery, Now Face Bankruptcy: Government's 'Discrimination' Fine Brings Baker to Tears - Daily Signal.......

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Immigration - #3 - The Plot to Create a Permanent Democratic Majority - American Thinker (2) 2014 Federal Elections VIDEO - 'It's OK to See Other People' - Bearing Drift (3) Presidential Election 2016 - Jim Webb Seriously Looking at 2016 Bid - Washington Examiner

The Plot to Create a Permanent Democratic Majority - American Thinker - President Obama and his fellow Democrats are scheming to use immigration and housing policy to fulfill their dream to fundamentally transform America forever. Over a decade ago, two liberals-John Judis and Rus Teixeira-wrote a book, The Emerging Democratic Majority, that predicted demographic changes would inevitably lead to a Democratic lock on Congress and the White House. Read more.......


(2) "It's OK to See Other People - There is a new ad floating around the ether from a group called “Americans for Shared Prosperity” that has garnered some attention. It’s intended to convince women that it’s okay to break up with Democrats and give Republicans a try: Read more.......

(3) Jim Webb Seriously Looking at 2016 Bid - Washington Examiner Add former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to the list of potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates. During his speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, the former secretary of the Navy said he is “seriously looking at the possibility of running for president.” Webb, who was recently called “Hillary Rodham Clinton’s worst nightmare” by the New York Times, said he would decide within the next four to five months. Read more.......