Unbelievably the same IRS that targeted Conservative organizations looking for 501c(3) and 501c(4) tax status has reinstated the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a tax exempt organization. The same CAIR that was stripped of the status for failing to file adequate returns AND still has not done has been reinstated to tax exempt status. Oh yes, the IRS has restored tax exempt status to the same CAIR that still is listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial in which convictions were handed out to HLF members for gathering tax exempt donations that were then passed on the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. AND in case you haven’t heard Hamas is a Jew-hating terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel and often kills Jewish civilians oft times in a horrendous bloody fashion.
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Today we bring you two different articles that have a common theme.
The first is a WorldNetDaily story that begins this way:
You can thank the Electronic Privacy Information Center for forcing the Department of Homeland Security to release its list of “keywords” that are used by its agents to monitor you on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites.
The story then lists the various “key words,” and here’s what’s revealing. You’ll find “militia” but not “jihad.” In fact, you won’t find any “key word” that links specifically to radical Islam.
The second article is also a WorldNetDaily story, which exposes how the IRS restored tax-exempt status to CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations).
In 2011, the IRS stripped CAIR of this non-profit status for failing to file non-profit tax returns for years. Yet the IRS restored CAIR’s status despite the fact that CAIR still has not filed all the information required for previous years!
Meanwhile, of course, we’ve all read about the IRS targeting of tea party, pro-national security and pro-Israel organizations.
Do these two stories suggest a pattern to you?
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© June 5, 2013
I am leaning more and more toward the opinions of Danny Jeffrey. When Danny sees himself through the eyes of some of his readers he reports that he is a doom and gloom writer. I am not really sure if Danny actually believes this about being this kind of writer. I can tell you this though. He has been right on over time relating to his observations of Americans losing their spine because of the plague known as political correctness. Danny views Americans as becoming so programmed by political correctness that they are too weak to confront the transformative “Change” Barack Hussein Obama has been molding America into.
If Danny is again correct in his observations about the American emerging persona then the America Conservatives believe in is already dead. Danny’s analysis leads to only one solution AND that means only one shot to keep the Founding Fathers’ experiment of a nation in which the primary principle for being is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The question then is – what is that one shot?
That shot is armed rebellion. The awakening of enough Americans occurs that a second Civil War erupts. The first Civil War was more than about freeing the Slaves. The Southern States were upset that a Federal government had power over their State sovereignty to tell them to free the Slaves. The Southern States formed their Confederacy in order to be a part of a nation in which the rule of law pertaining cultural custom was preserved to the individual States.
The second Civil War – if it comes to that – will be about preserving the Union according to the vision of the Founding Fathers in limited government and the belief that cultural harmony is maintained by a rule of law influenced by Christian Morality rather than a rule of law based on human fiat determining a moral society.
Yeah I did a little extrapolating that I am uncertain if Danny would agree with; ergo I inserted my two cents.
The kind of politics that Danny Jeffrey is talking about seems to assume Obama has no intention of leaving the Office of President of the United States (POTUS). As 2016 approaches some kind of Martial Law would be instituted under the guise of politically correct propaganda telling We the People should submit for the greater good of the nation. Danny believes that most Americans will comply and those that don’t comply will have their guns forcibly removed by some kind of government SWAT under the thumb of the new Obama regime. The Obama regime will undoubtedly have Leftist collaborators popular with Left leaning Americans. Think of a possible Marxist Oligarchic Politburo that will include say Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and perhaps some other Leftists you could think of.
Danny does not speculate how a Second Civil War would break out to form a more perfect Union. It is my guess there would be a few generals and admirals out there that do not desire to be under a Marxist thumb. A George Washington type general would have to emerge to instill trust in potential rebelling troops against the Obama Marxist Oligarchy. And such a general would have to emerge that also has the ability to reignite the remnants of Constitutional Originalist Conservatives willing to live and die to bring down an unjust government and restore Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
OR we can pray Danny is incorrect and there still are Americans with a Politically INCORRECT spine to begin Obama’s demise with a Conservative dominated House and Senate in 2014. This Conservative House can impeach Obama and this Conservative Senate (sans Dem leader Reid) can convict Obama. This is to all lead to the greatest prosecution for justice against the most corrupt government in American history.
OR Danny is correct and societal chaos will give Obama the excuse to institute Martial Law and only as the public openly dissents and various generals and admirals join public dissent then a Second Civil War saves or dooms America.
Hmm… This could be a Big Brother moment for Danny or me. I wonder if Obama’s IRS will give either of us an invitation.
John R. Houk
© May 24, 2013
Fjordman writes an essay entitled “Top Norwegian Prof: Critics of Mass Immigration Mentally Ill”. If you are an American I urge you to read this essay! The essay is about Free Speech in Norway and how the Left utilizes Hate-Speech laws to shut up Conservatives and those against the mass immigration of culturally different people to Norway. The culturally different people are not non-Nordic people of Europe or of the Oriental Asian persuasion. The immigration of people with a totally divergent culture to Norway is Sharia-Minded Muslims that are literally taking over broad swaths of Norwegian communities. This is significant because of the rise of crime perpetrated by Muslims against the Norwegians. Blond Norwegian gals are so concerned of the rape epidemic perpetrated by Muslims against non-Muslims that they are dying their hair to a dark brunette.
Why should Americans be concerned of how Islam affects Norwegian culture or how Norway’s Left propagandizes multiculturalism so much that they try to throw anti-multiculturalists and Counterjihadists in jail to repress threats to reversing the acceptance of multiculturalism?
The reason is Norway’s limitation on Liberty and Free Speech is a snapshot of America’s potential future. With Obama now being exposed as running a politically corrupt Administration that actually uses government agencies (Like the IRS, Justice Dept. or Agenda 21) to repress American Conservatives it is quite apparent the Norwegian snapshot looms near if we do not undo Obama’s “Change”.
John R. Houk
© April 5, 2013
Danny Jeffrey has posted “Middle East Problems … Only Beginning”. This is an awesome article about the Foreign Policy failures that afflicted three Presidential Administrations: Bush 1, Bush 2 and Obama.
I concur with Danny’s observations except perhaps with one small disagreement. Danny is critical of the Bush 2 agenda to implement democratic-republic forms of government in the Middle East with the belief that doing so would create better potential allies if voting citizens could make choices via elections to promote Human Rights and a better atmosphere for an economic-political situation to thrive benefitting the prosperity of the voters.
At the time I was 100% behind the Bush 2 Agenda to bring a democratic-republic form of government to the Middle East. Bush’s reasoning that nations that had experienced 25 to 50 years of oppression under Marxist/Leninist Communism began a freer life with Liberty’s benefits after the fall of the former Soviet Union.
The problem of nation-carving that Bush 2 (and to my chagrin) ran into was theo-political Islam. A monolithic religion patterned after the conquest paradigm manufactured by Islam’s prophet Mohammed. Unlike other religions Islam’s eventual holy writings lay out the principles that combine religion, politics and martial evangelism. Islam’s religion, politics and martial evangelism are all integrated on a unified basis as a platform to govern the lives of Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The non-Muslims allowed to live had to approve living an oppressed life as second class human beings surrendering any right of religious freedom and political freedom to the superiority of Islamic tenets. Any violation of those tenets by non-Muslims was and is regarded as an insult or an affronter to Islam and Mohammed.
For hundreds of years Islam was the minority religion in the Middle East, North Africa, conquered portions of Europe and India. Where Islam remained in control you can figure out why people began to convert to Islam making the indigenous religions the minority.
With a thousand years of Islamic Supremacist theo-political ideology ingrained into the conquered nations and tribes of people, it is fairly clear the reason why Bush 2’s democracy planting has not worked or when it did work the people chose Islamic Supremacism via the cultural implementation Sharia Law as the basis as the rule of law. Sharia and democratic-republic political structure are diametrically opposed to each other.
Bush 2’s error was not backtracking on this realization concerning Sharia and democracy. Rather President George W. Bush began either self-deception or overt deception to Americans by choosing to tell us that Islam is a religion of peace. Of course those tagged as Moderate Muslims affirmed Bush’s pronouncement of another peaceful Judeo-Christian-like religion as in Islam was and/or is true. This assertion of peace is propagandized to non-Muslims even though Islamic holy writings indeed advocate violence against non-Muslims and against Muslims that broke Sharia or apostatized.
Like Danny I was also under the sway of former Secretary of State Condi Rice’s Foreign Policy intellectualism. It has become apparent that Rice is akin more to Establishment Republicans and RINOs than to the principles of the Conservative base of the GOP. Let’s face it. The only reason the Republican Party exists as a political entity is because Conservative voters are the power base. The Establishment GOP and the RINOs have united to call the shots within the Republican Party via control of the purse strings. These elitists of the GOP pander to Conservatives to remain a political force in the USA. Condi Rice is a part of those elitists in the GOP.
Otherwise I am in complete agreement with Danny Jeffrey’s “Middle East Problems … Only Beginning”.
John R. Houk
© March 27, 2013
A few days ago Tea Party journalist Scottie Hughes was critical of Sarah Palin after her CPAC speech as being a rousing speaker but lacking in Conservative work to get the ball moving on a Conservative agenda to offset America’s Leftists.
An Open Letter to Sarah Palin
You are beginning to worry me. I am afraid you are losing touch with the people of whom your fame is based. I, after all, was one of your biggest supporters once. I am thrilled that you get invitations to go to NBA games, that you display your Chick-fil-A shirt, and that you go and support your daughter and her celebrity friends on Dancing with the Stars.
But at CPAC last week you made a rush for the exits. After you gave an inspiring speech where you said to a thrilled audience, “At a time when our country is desperate for leadership, we get instead a permanent campaign”. Instead of coming out and shaking the hands of those who you inspire, you quickly left the building without even a second glance.
You called out the liberal media as being unashamed, so at least you took notice of them. Not so for those of us on the right who had hoped that the woman from Wasilla, Alaska might understand our plight and give us a chance to engage one of the top names in the movement.
We were, to put it bluntly, disappointed. And while I wish this was a solo occurrence, unfortunately this seems to be your pattern.
I know we in the Tea Party movement don’t throw the best parties or live the most glamorous lives, but we are the ones who faithfully donated to the McCain campaign once you joined the ticket. We are the ones who defended you publicly when the liberal media made fun of you and when your own campaign advisors turned on you. We are the ones who add you and your family to our prayers every night at bedtime.
Yet it seems those in Hollywood who have made their money making you the butt of their jokes get more of your attention than the movement you helped inspire.
As a working mother in political journalism, I always looked to your journey as a source of inspiration. It was a testament to the fact that a woman can use her professional talents and not let her family suffer. The other side wants to make female conservatives feel like we are put in binders and … READ THE REST
Has Hughes been looking at the same Sarah Palin I have been look at? Palin has gone to Tea Party rallies and campaign stumped for Conservative pro-Tea Party plenty! My only disappoint with Sarah Palin was her decision to not run for the Office of President. I have no doubt that decision was based on the negative attacks by Establishment Republicans. The most notable of those Establishment Republicans was (and is) Karl Rove.
Let’s face it. Although the electorate power base of the Republican Party are Conservatives and of those on the Right it is the grassroots oriented Tea Partiers. BUT those who pull the finance strings in the Republican Party is the GOP’s version of Pharisees that favor a more Liberal Social Conservatism and leans toward Crony Capitalism rather than little guy entrepreneurship.
Sarah Palin was run out of the Governorship of Alaska because State Dems and Crony Capitalist Republicans constantly were inventing ethics violations to the absurd to prevent Palin from performing her Executive duties as Governor. I believe it is a good guess that she saw the Alaskan subservience to Establishment Republicans would be amplified against on a national basis with the Leftist Palin-hating Mainstream Media propagandizing against her message by obfuscating the honor of her personal life.
Instead of a fractured Tea Party splitting the Tea Party with hurt feelings for not getting the personal attention a prominent Tea Partier feels she deserves, it is no reason to make unsubstantiated complaints as if it was Left Wing propaganda.
RATHER prominent Tea Party leadership needs to unite and find a candidate like Sarah Palin that has a national message of American Exceptionalism, Constitutional Patriotism and Judeo-Christian Morality and stand up against Dems and Establishment Republicans as well as against the activism of the MSM Left.
So what if such a stand is not politically correct! In today’s world who defines political correctness? It is Leftists and RINOs. It is time to change the definers of political correctness.
Today it is politically incorrect to think outside of the Two-Party to replace one of the two prominent political parties. As the Republicans replaced the Whigs in the 1850s to eventually elect Abraham Lincoln in 1860, it is time for the Tea Party Movement to coalesce and find a political name representative of Conservative Tea Partiers.
In the 1850s the Abolitionist Movement was considered a fringe grassroots movement. The Dems, MSM and Establishment Republicans consider the Tea Party to be a fringe grassroots movement that will play itself out. Establishment Republicans envision the Conservative Tea Party base will catapult the GOP back into driver’s seat of both Houses in Congress. In that envisionment Establishment Republicans intend to minimize Tea Party to stop the Leftist fringe of the Dems and bring a middle road political agenda that benefits the Center-Left socially and the Crony Capitalist corporate big business elites on the Center-Right.
Just because Center-Left and Center-Right sounds like a moderate path it does not mean a beneficent path for American culture.
The Leftist end of the scale is godless in values and humanistic in a moral foundation for the rule of law. The far Right end of the scale exploits religion for personal ideological gain and is oppressive to be beneficent to the corporate elite; i.e. Crony Capitalism on the backs of citizens squashing the entrepreneurial spirit of the average American to carve out a self-sustaining niche in life.
The only path that will to make America good is the godly path in which a moral foundation is the platform for the rule of law in which the little guy gets a few shake in the midst of Crony Capitalist elites concerned with the profit margin for the Board of Directors or for the Shareholders.
Government by and for the people is not a top to bottom manifesto for yeomen Americans rather the people represent the rule of law that protects the rights of the unentitled (and I am not talking about government entitled but rather the wealthy entitled as the opposite of the unentitled).
Real justice for all is godly morality not some Leftist ideological definition of justice that robs the yeoman American of the entrepreneurial opportunity to self-sustaining wealth via hard work and good decision making. Leftist justice will keep yeoman Americans enslaved to a life leashed to whatever government agenda is defined as good for Americans even if it robs of Liberty, a godly life and the pursuit of happiness. I call the Leftist ‘good’ evil.
The few Sarah Palins left in America need to be rallied around and not used in political divisiveness.
Check out the rebuttal of Scottie Hughes’ open letter to Sarah Palin written by Tony Lee.
Tea Party News Network Director Falsely Smears Palin
By Tony Lee
25 Mar 2013
In a bizarre rant–or “open letter”–at Townhall, Scottie Hughes, the news director for the Tea Party News Network, falsely accuses former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin of rushing out of this year’s CPAC and having a pattern of ignoring grassroots conservatives.
While Hughes’s motivation for writing such a column may only be known to her, her accusations are demonstrably false.
Doug McMarlin, who has been with Palin since 2008 and was with her at this year’s CPAC, was also perplexed by Hughes’s characterization of the event. Palin met with volunteers, supporters and CPAC leadership at this year’s event. Palin keynoted last year’s CPAC and was the conference’s last speaker, which allowed for her to mix with the audience following her speech.
This year, her slot fell on a Saturday afternoon, which meant there were scheduled speakers immediately after her remarks. It would not have been logistically possible for Palin to even greet the crowd or do talk radio hits from CPAC without causing a huge disturbance due to the crowds that would have swarmed her and disrupted the conference.
“Never underestimate the level the uninformed with a keyboard will go to make a point based on a lack of information,” McMarlin told Breitbart News. “Lamestream, mainstream, and no stream media, it’s unfortunate when those who lack facts lash out without regard. Governor Palin, as always, was with volunteers, supporters and fellow conservatives throughout her days at CPAC.”
Hughes also implied that Palin only speaks to the grassroots through the teleprompter, but this accusation again does not even pass the smell test.
Jason Recher, a Palin staffer who has been with Palin at nearly every event since 2008, told Breitbart News Palin never asks for a teleprompter. In fact, reporters have often said Palin improvises during her speeches, which forces reporters to pay attention to every word in order to quote her accurately.
“I’ve been at almost every speech she’s given since ’08 and can’t think of a time where she ever asked to use a Teleprompter,” Recher told Breitbart News. The teleprompters at CPAC were part of the stage set up used for all the speakers; it was not something Palin personally requested.
Hughes, with no evidence whatsoever, alleges Palin made a “rush to the exits” at this year’s CPAC, implying Palin did not have time for the grassroots.
Again, not true.
As the photos below indicate, Palin spent time after the speech meeting with volunteers.
In addition, Rebecca Mansour, a Palin staffer, told Breitbart News that Palin had to catch a flight immediately after her speech. “She is a very busy working mom with many family and work obligations, including raising a son with Down syndrome who has scheduled therapies,” Mansour said.
Finally, in what may be her most misguided and out-of-touch statement that reveals her ignorance, Hughes refers to Palin’s “pattern of this behavior.”
What “pattern” is Hughes referencing?
The hours that Palin spent with nearly everyone who wanted to speak to her after she keynoted CPAC in 2012, as can be seen in C-SPAN’s coverage of the event?
The hours Palin spent in the lobby at CPAC in 2012 talking to bloggers and attendees, including Townhall’s own Katie Pavlich? Hughes penned her column at Townhall, so it is worth noting that Palin spoke to that outlet at CPAC in 2012.
Is Hughes referencing the time Palin spent with those who came to Iowa–in inclement weather–to listen to Palin denounce crony capitalism and the permanent political class in 2011? At the end of C-SPAN’s coverage of the event, it is clear Palin is energized by grassroots conservatives, and they love her because she genuinely is one of them.
Was Hughes referring to Palin visiting grassroots Tea Partiers at the Machine Shed restaurant in Iowa in 2011, comfortably mingling with nearly everyone in attendance?
Was she referencing Palin’s appearance at the Iowa State Fair in 2011, where she talked to nearly every Iowan who approached her for nearly six hours? Where she won the respect of liberals and even mainstream media reporters who did not think highly of her for genuinely liking “common” people most politicians do not feel comfortable around?
If Hughes is really a part of the grassroots and not a part of an astroturf movement, she could have gone to any of these events–like thousands of grassroots Tea Partiers–and spoken to Palin. Instead, she sounds like mainstream media members who lash out at Palin solely because Palin does not speak to them whenever they wish.
At these events, mainstream media reporters and liberals who did not even like Palin conceded how gracious and how accessible she is and how she thrives around the normal people Hughes purportedly claims to represent. Having written about Palin for nearly four years and having spoken to people who have been at nearly every event Palin has attended during this period, I have consistently heard people comment about how accessible–and down to earth–Palin is after all of her speeches and events, which is especially noteworthy given Palin’s white-hot star power.
It is unclear if Hughes wants Palin to spend time with her or her organization, but grassroots Tea Partiers who truly care more about fighting for the country instead of using the Tea Party to advance whatever agenda suits their interests never ask Palin for anything except to hold politicians and the permanent political class on the left and right to account, which Palin has relentlessly done.
And while Hughes implies Palin does not pay attention to new media, it is worth noting that after Palin turned down Fox News’ offer to renew her contract earlier this year, the first interview Palin gave was to Breitbart News–a new media outlet.
While Hughes, to date, has not seemed like someone who would proverbially come to Washington claiming to change it and instead see the D.C. cesspool as a jacuzzi, her column reads like it was written by someone desperate to become a part of the permanent political class. Her comments are cribbed from remarks the elite Washington, D.C. Republicans and liberals she purportedly is against so often make to denigrate Palin because they, in their minds, think Palin somehow spurned them. They criticize Palin to get pageviews and ratings and to make a name for themselves so they can try to get 1/1000 of her star power and influence.
They desperately crave to get 1/1000 of the bookings Palin most often has to turn down on a daily basis.
They wish their children could have the opportunities to influence pop culture–and would take that chance and go toward the glistening Hollywood spotlight faster than a moth to a flame–all the while acting as if they despise the Hollywood elite while secretly craving their affirmation and wanting all of the glitz and glamour associated with them.
They want to use the Tea Party movement to become stars or cash out instead of fighting to elect candidates like Ted Cruz to the Senate. At CPAC, Cruz said he would not be in the Senate without Palin. Nobody mentioned Hughes, and she most likely will not have politicians knocking on her door to ask for her endorsement.
Hughes needs to be careful, for more columns like this will make people think Hughes may be projecting or falsely seeing in Palin what she may see in herself. Columns that smear a politician like Palin who has held both parties to account in the true spirit of the Tea Party movement will begin to “worry” conservatives and Tea Partiers. They may begin to wonder what Hughes’s intentions are for being in the Tea Party movement and whether Scottie Hughes puts herself before her country and the principles for which she purportedly fights.
All photos below, from CPAC 2013, courtesy of Shealah Craighead/SarahPAC
Gov. Palin with college Republicans:
Gov. Palin greeting CPAC attendees and volunteers:
Gov. Palin with Whitney Pitcher, Illinois Organize4Palin Coordinator, and Stacy Drake, editor-in-chief of Conservatives4Palin:
Todd and Gov. Palin with Michelle McCormick, a volunteer and coordinator with Organize4Palin:
Rally Around the Sarah Palins of America
John R. Houk
© March 27, 2013
Tea Party News Network Director Falsely Smears Palin
Copyright © 2013 Breitbart
John R. Houk
© March 24, 2013
“We deserve better than the people who call themselves our leaders. But we won’t get it unless we’re ready to fight, and this is one fight that is worth it.”
Sarah Palin speech at CPAC on March 16, 2013 as derived from the last paragraph of the post “Sarah Palin’s Defiance” by Douglas Gibbs.
America needs more people like Sarah Palin to show the Republican Party to forget its Establishment and embrace Conservatives or get out of the way for a NEW American political party that is willing to embrace Conservatism and be a light on the hill shining that which has made America good rather than the propagandized indoctrinating message of America’s Left which desires to transform America to a vision that eradicates the U.S. Constitution and the morals of the Judeo-Christian faith in favor of politically correct moral relativism.
I realize 2016 is a long ways away; nonetheless this is the kind of person or one like Palin that needs to be the next President of the United States of America!
Sarah Palin CPAC Speech 3-16-13 Transcript Video: Karl Rove Go Back to Texas Put Your Name on a Ballot
March 16, 2013 19:09
Senator Ted Cruz, the Keynote Speakers, introduced Sarah Palin, who was one of the first big names to come out enthusiastically for him. Due to time constraints I’ve left the intro out, but you can see it in the video below. Toward the end of the transcript and video, Palin referrs (sic) to the “Architect” who is Republican strategist and moneyman who long ago decided he would be the decider of who candidiates (sic) would and would not be. Sarah suggest that if he knows so much and is worthy his millions, he should go on back to the Lone Star state and put (h)is name on a ballot. Sarah (b)egins with words of praise for Ted Cruz and says “Ted Cruz, he comes to town, he chews up barbed wire. He spits out rust.”
Begin Sarah Palin speech
…one reason I like Texans. They don’t mess around with our Second Amendment rights. All this stuff coming lately from the White House to take away the good guys’ freedom, and, the right to protect ourselves with the most naive notion that the bad guys, who ignore the laws, that all of a sudden they’re going to follow some new laws. It’s not about the bad guys. No , it’s all about the lead, like solely – that chunk of metal didn’t commit the crime. That’s like saying solely, that fork made me fat.
And background checks, yeah, I guess to learn more about the person’s thinking and associations and intentions. More background checks? Dandy idea Mr. President – should have started with yours. [audience going wild]
Well, it’s great to be back at CPAC. I’m so happy to be here and it feels like it’s coming home even though it is only my second time here, but I kinda feel like I’m getting the hang of it already, I can spot those Liberal media folk here to write their annual Conservatives in Crisis story. How many of you guys are here? Raise your hands…come on, raise your hands. Be proud. You’re loud. We’re used to it. Certainly you’re not ashamed to…raise it high. Don’t worry. We wouldn’t dream of making you wait outside on the party bus.
It is an honor to be here. We can come together folks for an adult conversation about the future of our country and heaven knows, we need this. So much of what passes for our national conversation is anything but.
Remember ‘No Drama Obama?’ If only. Now it(‘s) All Drama Obama. We don’t have leadership coming out of Washington. We have reality television. It’s really bad reality TV and the American people tuned-out a long time ago. Entertainment TV is a good description of what is going on in DC because more than ever it feels like a put-on. Every event feels calculated to fool us somehow. Every speech feels like a con. Washington politicians, too many in both parties, have a bad habit of focusing on the process of politics instead of the purpose of politics, which is to lead and to serve. Even our guys in the GOP too often have a habit of reading their stage directions, especially these days. They are being too scripted, too calculated. They talk about rebuilding the party. How about rebuilding the Middle Class? They talk about rebranding the GOP instead of restoring the trust of the American people.
Now we can’t just ignore though, that…we just lost a big election. We came in second out of two. Second position on the dogsled team is where the view never changes and the view ain’t pretty.
We need to figure out then, our job. What will we do next? As we go about that, as we talk to one another, and listen to what the speaker’s have to say, let’s be clear about one thing, we’re not here to rebrand a party, we’re here to rebuild a country.
We’re not here to dedicate ourselves to new talking points coming from Washington, D.C. We’re not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical paint on our party. We are not here to abandon our principles in a contest of government give-aways. That’s a game we will never, ever win. We are here to restore American and the rest is just theatrics, the rest is just sound and fury. It’s just making noise, and that sums up the job President Obama does today.
Now, he’s considered a good politician, which is like saying Bernie Madoff was a good salesman, the difference being the President is using our money.
You know I spend most of my time in heartland country, the heart of the heart of America and I have news for the permanent political class in Washington. While they’re busy worrying about their own political future, things are bad out here. Nearly 8% unemployment rate. It doesn’t begin to capture how bad things are. Even in the dismal rates announced of .1% economic growth, that doesn’t tell the story of the pain that Americans feel.
Our president fancies himself as the champion of the Middle Class, yet since he came on scene, even those lucky enough to have a job, they’re working more for less. The median income for families has dropped over $5,000.00 since ’07, even as we work longer and longer hours. And job creators are being punished. Tell me how does punishing the job creators, create more jobs?
It cost nearly 100 bucks now to fuel up your truck. It costs tens of thousands of dollars to send your child to college. Man, the cost of a case of diapers today…these prices…the cost, the impacts on the American family budget, and the Middle Class Americans, while we’re breaking their budget, the Democrat-controlled Senate refuses to pass a budget. That was how many years ago that they did? How many Trillions-in-debt-ago? All in violation of Article I Section 9, Clause 7 of our U.S. Constitution. No budget for 4 years. No budget for 4 years is not just bureaucratic bungling. Refusing to pass a budget is refusing to declare what it intends to do with the people’s money.
Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lied.
There is a direct correlation between the Senate stubbornly refusing to pass a budget, and the Senate selfishlessly (sic – should be ‘selfishly’ according video speech) agreeing to go ahead and spend our children and our children’s money. No budget is no leadership. It is time for America to get more outraged about this. Never before have our challenges been so big and our leaders so small.
Now when we were here last year, the words on everyone’s lips and the wish in your heart was for Barack to pack-her up and bubble wrap the Nobel and the clubs and the high-tops and head on back to Chicago.
Well, the election came and went but the campaign never stopped, at a time when our country is desperate for leadership, we get instead a permanent campaign, but here’s the thing, leaders take risks for the good of our country. Campaigners make promises they can’t keep. Leaders reach across political differences. Campaigners double-down on those differences. Leaders seek to bring Americans together to confront our challenges and campaigners seek to divide and to conquer and to create crisis after crisis after crisis, to exploit.
Mr President we admit it, you won. Accept it. Now step away from the teleprompter and do your job.
The permanent political class is in permanent political mode so where do we go from here? One of my idols, Lady Margaret Thatcher, she offered this advice after her party lost at the poll. She told fellow conservatives not to get lost in abstract debates and green-eye-shade accounting. Mrs. Thatcher advised conservatives to focus their concerns first and foremost on the people. She said, look at every problem from the grassroots, not from the top down. She also cautioned Conservatives not to go wobbly on their beliefs, to which I offer a hearty Amen Sistah! We can use a leader like Maggie Thatcher today.
But just think about it at a time when Washington is so powerful that seven of the ten highest income counties in the country ring the city, allow yourself to imagine leadership that deems to understand us little people, us clinging to our God, our Guns our Constitution and our grassroots – imagine leadership that actually takes seriously the idea of government of the people, by the people, for the people, and then imagine leadership that knows how to prioritize to ensure national security and to stop goverrnment (sic) waste. That’s leadership that would have as it’s guiding light, it’s great North Star, our U.S. Constitution.
Friends, it’s no accident that it’s opening words are We the People, and while you are dreaming, imagine leadership that respects the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The majority of Americans want this.
Is there any wonder there was such a run on guns and ammo for Christmas presents, considering the attack on the Second Amendment? A couple of months ago – oh you should have seen what Todd got me for Christmas. Well, it wasn’t that exciting. It’s a metal rack, a case for hunting rifles to put on the back of a Four-Wheeler, then though, I had to get something for him to put in the gun case, right? So this go-round, he got the rifle, I got the rack. (big applause and she pulls out her Big Gulp and takes a sip till the crowd calms down.)
Oh Bloomberg’s not around. Our Big Gulp’s okay. Shoot it’s just pop with low-cal ice cubes in it. I hope that’s okay. What did you think was in it? Yeah, you Young Republicans, especially you who went Greek – I am so proud of you guys, all of you. College Republicans, there on campus. You are so bold, in your…well [crowd screaming]. All right. You guys keep your courage up, and my only piece of advice, because I’m a Mom, to our young College Republicans is, ya gotta be thinking Sam Adams, not drinking Sam Adams. and that’s just a joke. I don’t want to hear from the CEO of some brewery accusing me of being anti-beer. It was joke. You guys just keep up your good work.
Seriously though, when we do see harm. When we see life snuffed out through violent, evil acts, imagine leadership that doesn’t seek to exploit the tragedy. Imagine leadership that seeks real solutions to the violence, not cheap political games. That would be leadership worthy of its name. That would be leadership worthy of those words “We the People.” Creating government of, by, for the people. It also means ending the poisonous practice of treating Americans of different social, ethnic, religious groups as different electorates to be pandered to with different promises. If we truly believe the words of our other founding document, The Declaration of Independence, that yes all men are created equal, then there are no Hispanic issues or African American issues or women’s issues. There are only American issues.
Now CPAC in order to be effective, in order to have any power to change things for the better, as Conservatives, we must leave no American behind and we must share our powerful message of freedom and liberty to all citizens, even those who may disagree on some issues because there is solid common ground in fighting against government overreach and for independence. And those who may disagree with us on some issues, they are not our enemies. They’re our sisters and our brothers. They’re our neighbors. They’re our friends. It’s imperative to reach out and to share that conservative message of liberty and less government and lower taxes and individual responsibility.
It’s time we all stopped preaching to the choir and let’s grow. America already has one party that’s expert at pitting groups against one another. We’ll never win a contest of identity politics. We shouldn’t even try. If ‘Believe in America’ is more than just a catchy campaign slogan, then we have to believe in America’s exceptionalism, and her greatest achievement that no one is guaranteed success but everyone is guaranteed an equal opportunity at success.
The greatest lie that the government tells is that government is the way to realize this guarantee. There is a simple reason why Washington, DC is an island of prosperity in a nation mired in near recession. Whenever government expands, it’s the well-connected that reap the benefit. The more government intrudes into our lives and businesses, the more it picks winners and losers. The more crony capitalists win, the more the rest of us lose. Whether it’s green energy or free Obama phones or prophylactics, if you don’t have a team of lobbyists in DC or a cancelled contribution check, you’re not at the table – you’re on the menu.
If Mrs. Thatcher were with us here today, she would remind us, there’s a big difference between being pro-business and being pro-free market. On this there can be no mistaking where free market stands. It’s time for We the People to break up the cronyism and put a stake through the heart of too big to fail once and for all.
That includes in these resource rich states like Alaska, my home state. Read your Constitution Alaskans. Realize that the natural resources that God has created for mankind’s use, are not owned by the big multi-national conglomerates and the monopolies. They’re owned by The People. They don’t own them, so don’t let them own you. You have a right for those resources to be developed for our use.
Ending the top-down approach of DC also means changing our top-down political process. The next election is 20-months away. Now is the time to furlough the consultants, and tune-out the pollsters, send the focus groups home and throw out the political scripts, because if we truly know what we believe, we don’t need professionals to tell us.
And if we truly seek to know the hearts and minds of the people, there is no substitute for going out and asking them – being one of them with real world experience, actual conversations with actual hard-working Americans, and that goes for finding candidates as well. Creating a government by, for the people. It means looking toward our communities, our PTAs, our service clubs, small businesses, Tea Party rallies and City Halls – for people who are willing to lead. Do you know someone who’s judgement (sic) you trust, someone who doesn’t just preach common sense, but who actually lives it? Well, encourage her or him to run for office.
Are you mad as hell and think you have a better way? Then run yourself. Don’t let the big consultants, the big money men and the big bad media scare you off. Don’t let them invalidate you when you no doubt have more real world, practical experience with family and real work. That’s real life, than those in the political bubble who try to tell you who’s worthy, who just doesn’t fit their bill. The last thing we need is Washington DC vetting our candidates.
If these experts who keep losing elections and keep getting rehired and getting millions , if they feel that strong about who gets to run in this party, then they should buck-up or stay in the truck. Buck up or run. The Architect [Karl Rove] can head on back to the great Lone Star State and put their name on some ballot – though for their sakes, I hope they give themselves a discount on their consulting services.
Friends you have heard a lot of different voices, offering a lot of different ideas the past few days. I am just humbled. I am just so grateful to be just one of them. I have been so blessed to spend so much of these past years getting to know even more of America, not from the top down, but from the heart looking out, and this I know, there is more wisdom, more character, more grit and common sense in the soldiers and the Mom’s and the teacher’s and the laborers and the firemen and the fishermen and the students and the cowboys – and other extraordinary Americans that I’ve met along the way, than will ever be found in the cocktail parties of power across the river, and …
…if We the People have one message to send to Washington, I’m sure it would be this: Get Over Yourself. It’s not about you.
I’m leaving it there. There are two minutes remaining if you want to tune in the video below. Thanks for The Right Scoop for the video and the poster.
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Allen West has started a Political Action Committee called Allen West Guardian Fund. I am a huge supporter of West’s Conservative and Counterjihad candor. I am also shocked that FL-18 did not overwhelmingly choose West as its Congressman on November 2012. West was gerrymandered out of his incumbent FL-22 by stoking that district with obvious Dem Party supporters. The ironic tragedy of this gerrymandering was that it happened at the hands of a Republican dominated State Congress. FL-18 went with the Dem Patrick Murphy 50.3% to West’s 49.7%. Murphy’s razor thin victory was marred by typical local Dem Party shenanigans that controlled the vote count in sections of FL-18.
The Allen West Guardian Fund PAC is new and does need the infusion of cash to begin its influence on Conservative politics. I encourage you to support West’s new PAC. Below is the email notification I received which includes a donation link.
Sounding the Battle Cry
Sent: 3/12/2013 2:14 PM
Sent from: Allen West Guardian Fund PAC
Dear Fellow Patriot,
I’m not known as one to mince words.
On FOX, CNN, Meet the Press, and every TV show I’ve ever been on, I’ve said what I meant and meant what I said. That’s why my life of service is rooted in leading. It’s why people like you respect me for saying what I think – candidly, honestly, and succinctly.
As a Member of Congress, I was only one vote out of 435. But I was one of a few who once wore the uniform of the United States Military and who understood how to wield and preserve American power.
We love our great nation too much to sit back and take our loss in 2012 as the final verdict on America. That’s why I intend to use the newfound freedom I’ve been given to take my efforts to defeat the Obama liberal progressive agenda to the next level.
Today I’m thrilled to introduce our new PAC, the Allen West Guardian Fund. When I give the opening keynote address at CPAC on Thursday, I will outline the Guardian Fund’s plans to double our efforts to expose and combat the Obama Administration and its progressive plans, but I wanted you to be the first to know about this exciting news.
Join me in building a grassroots army to help elect 12 new hard-charging constitutional conservatives who either have a military background or are minorities committed to taking a stand against big government and President Obama for the next four years.
But this isn’t about me; it’s about America. And I can’t do it alone. So I’m asking you to stand firm as we continue this fight because that’s what our country needs and what the next generation, our children and grandchildren, deserve!
America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. But which one will prevail over the next four years depends on you, me, and how we together fight to win the battle for our beloved country. That’s why we’ve set an ambitious goal of raising $5 Million in the next 24 months to fund this operation.
As a soldier, I know what America needs to secure the future for the next generations.
o First and foremost, Americans want to be safe. Safe at work, safe at home, safe from radical Islamic terrorism.
o Second, Americans want to be free. Free to start a business and to reach for the American dream. Free to do what they are promised to be free to do in the U.S. Constitution. Free to retire without debt, without remorse, and without bankrupting their children’s future.
o Third, Americans want to be respected and told the truth by the leaders they elect. President Obama does not tell the truth nor is he trustworthy. He’s lied about Obamacare, he’s lied about raising taxes, he’s lied about spending, and he’s lied about putting America first.
The bottom line—America is heading down the wrong path. The liberal progressives in Washington view the United States of America as their experimental laboratory for their failed leftist policies, and we must stop them. That’s why I’m asking for your support of the Allen West Guardian Fund today. Please follow this link to contribute $25, $50, $100 or more today.
Thank you in advance for your support and God bless America.
Steadfast and loyal,
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, USA (ret)
U.S. Congressman (2011-2013)
P.S. Now that I’m not constrained by my duties as a Congressman, I can focus my efforts on revealing the truth about Barack Obama’s dangerous plan for America and the left’s progressive social experiments. I’m thrilled to announce the Allen West Guardian Fund which will help to elect 12 new Constitutional conservatives and defend our Constitution. But I’m counting on you to help us raise $5 million over the next 24 months. Please follow this link to contribute $25, $50, $100 or more today.
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America needs less government and Constitutional Original Intent. The government programs that are vital for our citizens should not pay greater taxes but rather a fair tax that collects revenue on a better scale then our punitive Income Tax that requires the nation’s wealthy to shoulder the majority of government spending that benefits the majority of Americans that do not pay taxes under the current system.
President Obama tossed not even a bone in his State of the Union Address, but he did toss a lot of Leftist ideology.
Senator Rand Paul gave the Tea Party Movement response under the aegis of the Tea Party Express. I am posting the email the TPX sent as well as a link for you to sign letters to your Congressman and Senators expressing your sentiments about less government.
If you wish to see the official Republican response to the SOTU is the video of Senator Marco Rubio:
Tea Party Express 2013 response to Obama’s SOTU delivered by Senator Rand Paul:
Sen. Rand Paul hit a home run last night
Sent by Tea Party Express
Sent: 2/13/13 9:38 AM
Senator Rand Paul hit a home run last night in our Tea Party response to the State of the Union
His message was clear: restore opportunity by empowering the individual
Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, hosted the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, delivered by Senator Rand Paul. The speech articulated the defining tenets of the Tea Party movement: reduce the size of government so every citizen can pursue the American Dream.
If you missed the Tea Party response to the State of the Union or would like to watch it again, we have uploaded it to our website for you viewing. Everyone needs to hear our message!
Thank you to all our loyal supporters who made this event possible.
Senator Rand Paul gave an amazing speech last night and clearly articulated the Tea Party’s conservative message. Washington’s bi-partisan spending binges and backroom deals have led us to a point of crippling debt and anemic economic growth. It’s time for America to right this ship by creating an economically sound pathway forward.
It should be no surprise that the GOP response mirrored so closely to the Tea Party response. Like Senator Paul, Senator Marco Rubio has proven to be a bold Tea Partier that’s leading the Republican Party back to its conservative principles. Tonight should be remembered as the night in which America’s conservative majority united to reject the dangerous big-government agenda of President Barack Obama with two very compelling speeches.
The President must stop being the President of the tax and spend wing of the Democrat Party. Obama should head to the warning of Senator Paul and Senator Rubio and work with Congress in reducing the size of government and restoring opportunity to Americans.
Senators Rubio and Paul have articulated ideas to get the American economy growing again. We cannot tolerate the weak growth, the weakest post-recession growth in American history. It means few jobs for graduating high school and college students. It means no savings for middle class families to provide for a brighter future for their children. Ending high taxes, unsustainable debt and oppressive over-regulation will be more opportunities for Americans to realize the American dream. We need responsible cuts, but more importantly, we need strong pro-growth policies
If the President instead continues down a polarizing big-government path, the electorate will mimic the 2010 sentiment in 2014 and 2016.
Tea Party Express hosted the first ever Tea Party State of the Union response in 2011 with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain delivered last year’s speech.
ea Party Express is determined to identify and elect the most conservative and principled candidates in 2014 as we aim to take back the Senate and increase our strength in the House. The Tea Party must continue to to be successful if we are going to curb the excessive spending by both parties in Washington D.C. Can we count on you to ensure that the Tea Party is remains strong?
Please support the Tea Party by donating today!
We here at the Tea Party Express are guided by our motto “Restore Liberty – Honor the Constitution” and 6 basic principles:
o No more bailouts
o Reduce the size and intrusiveness of government
o Stop raising our taxes
o Repeal Obama-care
o Cease out-of-control spending
o Bring back American prosperity
If you agree with us and want to help further these principles and preserve America’s greatness, please help by making a contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more.
NCCR Editor: If you concur with Senator Rand Paul’s Tea Party Movement response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address then read the words of the Tea Party Express letter and/or email that is sent out and click the link to sign the correspondence with your name.
I Believe in a Fiscally Responsible America
10,792 Letters and Emails Sent So Far (as of 2/13/13)
I reaffirm my commitment to the Tea Party because I believe that a fiscally responsible America can be reached by honoring these 6 principles:
§ No more bailouts
§ Reduce the size and intrusiveness of government
§ Stop raising our taxes
§ Repeal Obamacare
§ Cease out-of-control spending
§ Bring back American prosperity
This past election proves the lessons of 2010 were only felt, but not learned. It is now more important than ever for constitutional conservatives – the silent majority – to reaffirm our commitment to taking back our nation. We are witnessing the constant erosion of our freedoms, devaluing of our currency, unsustainable debts and deficits, and politicians unwilling to face these threatening realities.
I am the tea party and I promise future generations that I will not leave America weaker than how I found her. I pledge my time and treasure to restoring this great Republic to the limits articulated by our founders in the Constitution of the United States of America.
I will not give up until America is once more, “the shining city on a hill.”
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I have not paid real close attention to the news during the Christmas-New Year’s season; however the scant amount of news I did listen seemed to project the Rep. Boehner is secure in retaining his Speakership in the House. This is important because Boehner has indicated bending toward President Barack Hussein Obama’s will that pertains to the budget-deficit-fiscal cliff crisis.
Now I realize with a Socialist-Dem Party President some give and take is necessary to keep government operating. However, Boehner appears way to accommodating in the give part of negotiation and not stubborn on the take part of negotiation.
Due to Boehner’s inability to get some Conservative initiatives to match Obama’s Left Wing agenda, many Conservatives are calling for the GOP House majority to replace Speaker Boehner.
Here is some information on replacing Speaker Boehner I discovered on the Tea Party News Network (TPNN).
More Sources Claim Boehner’s On the Way Out as Speaker
By Greg Campbell – TPNN Contributor
January 3, 2013
Speculation continues to heat up across Capitol Hill regarding Speaker of the House John Boehner’s future as Speaker. As TPNN reported yesterday, whispers were abound as Congressional sources claimed that efforts were underway to unseat Boehner. Now, as a new Congress is about to begin, sources are claiming that not only are there desires from Republicans to oust the moderate GOP leader, but that they may have the votes to do so.
Ron Meyer from American Majority Action claimed on Wednesday,
“I have confirmed with a group of Congressmen that Speaker Boehner will not be elected Speaker tomorrow. He will either resign or be forced out tomorrow.”
“Outgoing Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry told Breitbart News there are at least 17 GOP members who plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday… Landry said another member organizing the effort told him they’ve got at least 17 – which is the bare minimum needed to unseat Boehner. ‘They’re somewhere between 17 and 20,’ Landry said in a phone interview. ‘I think they’re trying to get to 25.’”
After last month’s purge by the Speaker, where conservatives were removed from key fiscal committee positions to silence opposition to any deal Boehner made, conservatives are uneasy with Boehner. However, The Hill reports that in an effort to keep his position, Boehner has promised that he will no longer negotiate with Obama one-on-one and that he is committed to “letting the House work its will.”
Many speculate that the heir presumptive is Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican who is reported to be disliked by President Obama from having sparred with the former Minority Whip on several occasions.
During last year’s debt ceiling talks, Obama lashed out at Cantor and stormed out of a meeting, yelling, “Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’ll take this to the American people.” Cantor later stated, “When the president was faced with a policy difference, he just didn’t like it.”
While America waits to welcome the 113th Congress, Americans wait to see if political arm-twisting and moderate caving will have consequences for Boehner.
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