Poke Establishment in Eye – Support Tea Party Candidates


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John R. Houk

© May 25, 2015

 

There are special elections and primaries occurring now prior to the 2016 election cycle. I found out from a Conservative Campaign Committee PAC that a Tea Party Republican running against an Establishment Republican candidate won in the Kentucky Gubernatorial Primary by 83 votes.

 

Kentucky businessman and tea-party favorite Matt Bevin surprised the media Tuesday night by winning the Kentucky Republican gubernatorial primary, edging out James Comer, the state’s agriculture commissioner, by 83 votes.

 

Mr. Comer has sought a recanvass of the results, and a final tally is due next week. But whatever the outcome, there is one big message out of the Kentucky race: If you are an establishment GOP candidate, don’t sleep on the tea party. (Tea Party Wins Kentucky Primary But Bigger Challenge Awaits; By DANTE CHINNI; Washington Wire Blog – WSJ; 5/22/15 6:58 am ET)

 

The WSJ blog author Dante Chinni pens the similar sentiments of other Mainstream Media outlets reasoning that Bevin’s victory was based on low voter turn-out. Chinni then cites a WSJ/NBC poll that only 20% had a favorable opinion of the Tea Party Movement. The problem I have with the WSJ/NBC data is that anything associated with NBC is often slanted toward the uber-Left. So I have to ask, “Who exactly was involved in taking the poll?” And, “Was the poll even taken from among likely Kentucky voters in relation to the Bevin-Comer Primary?” AND in reality who is to say a higher voter turn-out would have meant a higher margin of victory for Matt Bevin over James Comer?

 

At any rate the CCC PAC email announcement as expected was an announcement to garner donations for another special election in Illinois District 18 between Republicans Tea Party Mike Flynn and Establishment Darin LaHood.

 

As usual I am neither encouraging nor discouraging you to donate to the CCC PAC because more than likely other Tea Party organizations will be requesting donations as well. On the other hand you should do the research and which Conservative best uses its donation process in supporting that which you support.

 

One thing is certain about CCC PAC and other Conservative organizations devoted to the Election 2016 cycle is the info disseminated to the public will be closer to reality than the MSM info. If a Tea Party Conservative is doing well, Tea Party & Conservative organization will tell you and ask for the donations to keep streaming in to keep the momentum rolling. If the Candidate is struggling the donations solicited will tell you more money is needed to offset Leftist and Establishment GOP propaganda. With that bit of revelation below you are about to read the CCC PAC cross post of email sent.

 

JRH 5/25/15

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Huge Victory for the Tea Party

 

Sent from Mary Parker

Sent: 5/24/2015 6:36 PM

Sent by CCC PAC

 

The Wall Street Journal has the report on the great news for the Tea Party movement – as we scored a major victory when Conservative Republican Matt Bevin bested his establishment opponent by 83 votes in the Kentucky Republican Primary for Governor.

 

Now we have another important battle we must win:  the Special Election for Congress in IL-18 where Conservative Republican hero Mike Flynn is taking on the establishment’s candidate, Darin LaHood.

 

Matt Bevin wins Kentucky GOP Primary

 

We are so excited about Conservative Republican Mike Flynn’s campaign for Congress.  Mr. Flynn was a close confidant of the late Andrew Breitbart.  Serving as editor of BigGovernment.com he helped educate and inform conservatives about the rampant push for Big Government by liberals, the media and the occasional misguided Republican.

 

Now Mike Flynn is running for Congress and he needs our immediate support.

 

To help us launch our ad campaigns and Get Out The Vote efforts, we still need 92 more conservatives to step forward and make a contribution of $100 or more.  The reason?  Advertising rates, and the costs of printing campaign materials and running Get Out The Vote efforts are significant, and our opponent in the race is backed by a liberal PAC which receives it’s funding from well-financed labor unions.

 

Mike Flynn is an accomplished constitutional conservative who has been endorsed by conservative leaders such as Erick Erickson of RedState.com and conservative radio host Dana Loesch.

 

If you can step forward and make a contribution of $100 or more to our independent expenditure campaign to elect Conservative Republican Mike Flynn – PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

More About This Important Special Election

You’ve probably seen Mike Flynn’s appearances on cable news outlets such as Fox News Channel and read his columns and reports on Breitbart.com.

 

Mike Flynn in an appearance on the Fox News Channel

 

Mike Flynn on Fox News Channel

 

A major battle has emerged between our Conservative Republican candidate, Mike Flynn (a close friend and associate of the late Andrew Breitbart) and Darin LaHood, son of Barack Obama’s Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood.

 

Obama fixes the tie of his Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood

Obama fixes the tie of his Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood

 

While conservatives are lining up to support Mike Flynn, Darin LaHood received the maximum-allowed contribution from the union-funded Main Street Partnership, who has been described as having the sole purpose “is to attack conservatives in primaries.”

National Review reports that this election will be a critically important battle between constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party movement and the corrupt political establishment that keeps growing government, expanding out deficits and compromising our personal liberties:

 

NRO bi-line- Establishment-Tea Party IL face off

 

You can support our campaign to elect Mike Flynn, a proven constitutional conservative, by making a contribution of $25, $50, $100, $200 or more up to a maximum contribution of $5,000.  To make a contribution – CLICK HERE.

 

If you are able to do so, you can make a more generous contribution of $250, $500, $1,000 or more up to the maximum allowed contribution of $5,000 – JUST CLICK HERE.

 

If you prefer you can also mail in a contribution to our headquarters:

Conservative Campaign Committee
ATTN:  Mike Flynn for Congress
P.O. Box 278855
Sacramento, CA 95827

 

Thank You!

 

Thank you for supporting our independent expenditure campaign to elect Conservative Republican Mike Flynn to Congress in the upcoming Special Election in IL-18.

P.S. Remember, we still need 92 more people to contribute $100 or more so we can fund the launch of our advertising campaign to elect Conservative Republican Mike Flynn to Congress.  If you can make a contribution of $100 or moreSIMPLY CLICK HERE.

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Poke Establishment in Eye – Support Tea Party Candidates

John R. Houk

© May 25, 2015

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Huge Victory for the Tea Party

 

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Ted Cruz Just Made a Bold Prediction About Harry Reid …


Ted Cruz - Scottie Hughes TPNN

Scottie Nell Hughes interviews Senator Ted Cruz in a TPNN interview. In summary Cruz tells Scottie that the GOP will fire Senator Harry Reid in 2014 as the Majority Leader of the Senate. Cruz proceeds to talk about the need for strong leadership among the potential GOP Presidential candidates in the 2016 election as opposed to  the namby-pamby contrast the Republicans have offered the last two Presidential election cycles. “Namby-pamby” is my word not Senator Cruz’s.

 

Cruz talks about the Paul Ryan-Tea Party semi-feud currently taking place saying roughly that no Conservative Republican should criticize another Conservative. By the way, Ryan and Hughes have exchanged barbs between each other. Hughes is not the only Tea Party person who feels Ryan abandoned the Tea Party Movement to join the GOP Establishment.

 

Cruz is upset about the Dem party with the aid of the Left-stream media portraying the GOP as at fault for shutting down the government. Cruz tells the truth that the no-compromise Dems were responsible for that shutdown.

 

Below is the Matthew Burke summary of the interview which is followed by the near seven minute interview between Senator Cruz and Scottie Nell Hughes.

 

JRH 9/1/14

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EXCLUSIVE: Ted Cruz Just Made a Bold Prediction About Harry Reid that Will Make Conservatives Across America Stand up and Cheer

 

By Matthew Burke

August 30, 2014

Tea Party News Network

 

Ted Cruz sat down with TPNN News Director Scottie Nell Hughes, for an exclusive and wide-ranging interview at the 2014  Americans for Prosperity Defending the American Dream Summit,  taking place in Dallas this weekend.

Scottie offered a tactical attempt to get Senator Cruz to budge on announcing whether he was going to make a run for the presidency in 2016, pressing Cruz, “Is there a timeline that you will be thinking of making an announcement? Let’s just say someone was thinking of running for 2016, when would be that time that you would think of that.”

“I am happy to make an announcement right now–which is 66 days from now, I am convinced we’re going to retake the U.S. Senate and we’re going to retire Harry Reid’s as majority leader,” Cruz confidently predicted about the upcoming 2014 midterm elections, a proclamation that will make principled conservatives give a standing ovation to hear.

“Next year, we’re going to see the presidential race get moving,” Cruz elaborated. “Let me tell you the test I intend to apply as a voter, it’s the test I intend to apply as a voter who will be voting in the Republican primary in 2016. Republicans should nominate whoever is standing up and leading,” Cruz advised.

Cruz referred to the upcoming election as “the most important election of our lifetime,” then expanded on the urgency of America’s dire direction under Democrat President Barack Obama:

 

“Our country is in crisis. It’s now or never. Whoever is standing up and leading, making the case that the Obama agenda isn’t working–economically it’s a disaster, our constitutional rights are under assault–abroad, America’s receded from leadership in the world.”

 

It would be easy to make the case that Cruz is slightly hinting at a 2016 presidential run, as Cruz has certainly provided bold leadership in fighting against Obamacare, amnesty, and various other acts of Obama’s lawlessness, and has been viciously attacked for it by the establishment leadership in both political parties.

Cruz’s message to other prospective GOP presidential candidates, which so far is looking like it may be another crowded field, is “stand up and lead.” Cruz encouraged voters to look at candidates who’ve “stood up and engaged” on the important issues facing the nation over the last two or three years.

“We’ve seen two elections in a row where Republicans didn’t take it to the Democrats, didn’t draw a clear contrast. If we hide in the corner, Hillary Clinton will run right over us,” Cruz predicted. “Margaret Thatcher famously said, ‘First you win the argument, then you win the vote,’” Cruz explained.

Cruz told Scottie that what the GOP needs for the next presidential candidate is someone who paints a positive, bold, optimistic vision, that we can get back to the principles that built this country.”

It sounds like Senator Ted Cruz may have just been describing President Ted Cruz.

PAGE DOWN TO WATCH FULL INTERVIEW

 

Scottie then asked the senator from Texas to weigh in on the somewhat of an ongoing feud between the establishment RINO wing of the GOP, versus the grassroots, pro-Constitution, pro-freedom Tea Party and libertarian wing of the Republican Party. Specifically, Scottie asked Cruz to comment on Paul Ryan’s new book in which he bashed the Tea Party and the Cruz push to stop the funding of Obamacare by using the threat of a government shutdown as leverage.

 

RELATED:  Paul Ryan Pushes Back Against TPNN’s Scottie Hughes, Defends His Record as Conservative 

 

“I like Paul Ryan. He’s a good man,” Cruz responded. “I will say that I don’t think it’s beneficial when Republican leadership throws rocks at conservatives, at conservative activists across this country,” Cruz answered about Ryan’s attacks against the Tea Party.

Cruz then blasted the leftstream Democrat media complex, who he referred to as “useful idiots,”  for perpetuating the lie that Republicans shut down the government:

“One of the greatest lies that the mainstream media repeats ad nauseam, is the lie that Republicans shut down the government. It’s simply not true. The House of Representatives, House Republicans voted over-and-over-and-over again to fully fund the federal government, but to defund Obamacare. The reason the government shutdown is because President Obama and Harry Reid wanted to shut down the government, and they said very publicly that they thought it benefited them politically to shut down the government, in part, because they could count on the useful idiots in the media, and sadly on a fair number of Senate Republicans, to go on television and blame the shutdown on Republicans.”

Cruz told Scottie that when Republicans voted to fully fund the government except for Obamacare, and Democrats refused to negotiate, it was the Democrats who chose to close down the full government, not the Republicans.

Cruz said the fight to defund Obamacare, was a fight against “the most disastrous legislation in modern times.”

“How many Americans wished Republicans had stood together and Democrats hadn’t shut down the government, but had been willing to work to avoid the disaster, the train wreck that is Obamacare?” Cruz asked rhetorically. 

WATCH FULL INTERVIEW BELOW:

 

VIDEO: Ted Cruz Just Made a Prediction About Harry Reid That Will Make Conservatives Stand up and Cheer

 

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Published on Aug 30, 2014

 

In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview, Ted Cruz sat down with TPNN’s Scottie Nell Hughes at the “Defending the American Dream Summit” to discuss his presidential possibilities, the upcoming midterms, defunding Obamacare, the government shutdown, and more!

 

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Illicit Piranha Feeding over WaPo Stats on Tea Party Spending Habits


USS GOP - Tea Party vs GOP Establishment

John R. Houk

© June 11, 2014

 

I often post relevant emails from PACs that are also fund raising for a cause. I don’t necessarily support the fund raising but I always include that info to give the reader the choice to do so.

 

While in the course of looking for background info on one those emails from the Conservative Campaign Committee (CCC) I ran into some information that I found disappointing about various Tea Party organizations. One of those organizations is one of my favorites as far as the Tea Party Movement goes which is the Tea Party Express (let’s abbreviate as TPX). The TPX has a few offshoot PACs of which I also have a close affinity for; such as Move America Forward and the CCC.

 

The disturbing information I discovered was the accusation that TPX leadership pocket substantial amounts of their donations for personal use and only utilize a small percentage for the actual Tea Party agenda. So I wrote a kind of a full disclosure paragraph prior to posting the CCC email entitled “Benghazi Bombshell: Allen West’s Stunning Report” on May 26, 2014. Here is that paragraph:

 

The Conservative Campaign Committee (CCC) sent a donation request via email and in doing so talked about the subject of Benghazigate. Just a heads up about donations to this particular Tea Party connected PAC is that there appears to be a lineage questionable spending of those donations. Apparently this lineage of Tea Party organizations spend most of their donated money on salaries than they do on the causes they promote. Of course donation mismanagement accusations might be an attack job by the Republican Establishment elites growing weary of Tea Party organizations telling voters they can make a difference by not voting for RINOs and/or Republicans with a semi-Conservative agenda but refuse to change the air of political corruption plaguing Congress. A lot of fiefdoms would topple among Dems and the GOP Establishment that maintain the power structure of do-nothing to solve budget and debt crises in America (Perhaps there is a suggestion GOP elite response HERE and HERE.)

 

The first link (other than the CCC link) is to RightOnDaily.com. Before discussing that link here is a very brief description from their about page:

 

The Right On Daily Blog – is now a collaborative effort of several conservative activists in Placer County. As such, individual identities are not specified.

 

Please note that the primary purpose of RightOnDaily.com is about exposing fraud in the Republican Party and the agendas of government.

 

Posted – 2:47 am

Aaron F Park

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The Placer County spoken of on the about page has been a Republican Party stronghold for some time with a population of nearly 350,000 people that stretches from near Sacramento to its west to the Nevada border on its east. So for clarification’s sake it is true to say that RightOnDaily.com supports a Conservative agenda.

 

Aaron F. Park authored the post of the critical information of various Tea Party organizations of which the TPX lineage is also included. The post is entitled “Finally! National Exposure “Tea Party” PAC’s exposed for the frauds they are…” Park quotes a story that he only identifies as MSM so I am unsure of the actual source:

 

Three well-known groups — the Tea Party Patriots, the Tea Party Express and the Madison Project — have spent 5 percent or less of their money directly on election-related activity during this election cycle. Two other prominent tea party groups, the Senate Conservatives Fund and FreedomWorks, have devoted about 40 percent of their money to direct candidate support such as ads and yard signs.

 

On average, super PACs had spent 64 percent of their funds on directly helping candidates by roughly this stage in the 2012 election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission data.

 

I have a limited familiarity with the Tea Party Patriots and the Senate Fund so I will let them off the hook with my thoughts. The accusation that the TPX (and probably related affiliates) have only spent 5% of their donations on “election related activity” as compared to the 40% or the larger 64% is quite the accusation.

 

It took some random Googling to stumble upon the article that Aaron Park spoke of. I was not surprised the article was in the Washington Post written by Matea Gold. The article written by Ms. Gold is entitled “Tea party PACs reap money for midterms, but spend little on candidates”. Gold’s article is probably more fodder for Establishment Republicans than for Dems. If the Dems overtly and specifically criticize the fiscal management of Tea Party organizations, there is a good chance blow back on Dem campaign tactics like ballot stuffing of ineligible voters (e.g. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and dead people etc.) and more nefarious practices by Community activist Dem or Leftist PACs. Leftist PACs campaign practices go way beyond pouring money into individual Dem candidates and would dwarf any significance to any fiscal mismanagement Gold accuses Tea Party organizations of. 

 

I found a Hot Air article which tries to be even handed but in my opinion leans toward Establishment favoritism managed a fair and balanced quote from Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express that places Gold’s statistics in a better perspective:

 

The Tea Party Express, a PAC run out of Sacramento by longtime Republican consultant Sal Russo, has paid Russo’s firm $2.75 million since the beginning of 2013, while donating just $45,000 to candidates and spending less than $162,000 on ads and bus tours supporting their election.

 

Russo said that figure was misleading because most of the payments to his firm were reimbursements for the cost of staffing the elaborate bus tours and rallies that the group holds around the country.

 

“Everything goes on our credit card,” he said. “Sometimes there’s up to 45 people that we’ve got to feed and house.”

 

Those activities, while not explicit political expenditures, give a bigger return than expensive television ads, Russo said. (WaPo: Tea Party PACs spend most of their cash on themselves; By Ed Morrissey; Hot Air; 4/28/14 2:01 PM) 

 

It sounds to me like Russo is saying TPX spends most of its money on grass roots organizing. HELLO! Building grass roots voters is what will build a strong voting bloc. Ultimately rallies and meetings spreading the Conservative message of fair taxes, less government, fiscal responsibility and constitutional Originalism. People that vote for a political party out of a family heritage, Union pressures or popularity due to name recognition are typically ignorant voters. Committed Leftists know what they are voting for and will mislead the young, the minorities and the elderly based on government hand-outs. This group of people may not realize they are voting for bigger taxes, bigger and more intrusive government, the delusion that a fetus is a part of a person’s body like an appendix and an immoral society. Tea Party voters know they are voting for Conservative principles. Now it may be true that many Tea Partiers may disagree on certain degrees of Social Conservatism yet it is my sense Social Liberal values is a minority while Social Conservative values is more the norm.

 

The grass roots nature of the Tea Party Movement is more than the solidifying the Conservative like-minded. Grass roots also means educating voters. A knowledgeable voter can make up their mind based on what they know rather than what they are told in America’s voting system. In this grass roots vein, a highly organized Tea Party organization like TPX and affiliates will benefit real Conservative candidates in the long run. This will irritate the odd GOP Establishment political spectrum of Left leaning RINOs through slanted Right Republicans that may talk a good Conservative game but vote to not rock the political boat.

 

It is these GOP Establishment types that utilize the journalism of WaPo’s journalist Matea Gold to slam various Tea Party organizations by warping statistics to imply personal pocketing of donations. Now I can see the comeback for my assertion might be something like, “So why do these Tea Party leaders pay themselves big salaries and pay their own private businesses for product and services rendered to their Tea Party PAC organization?”

 

Well let’s see. We live in America. America is a Capitalist entrepreneurial system. It may nepotistic for a politician to influence taxpayer money to their own business or to a business that benefits a family member, but PAC is private funding. There is nothing wrong with using your own business to provide goods and services for a non-taxpayer funded PAC. Dear god! If you can help with sourcing a political agenda you believe in more power to you. I mean billionaire George Soros has his money in so many PACs I’d have to Google a list to find them all. Old Soros has bought into the Leftist transformation of society whole sale steer voters to his way of thinking. Do you think Soros might own something that benefits from providing goods and services to one of the Leftist PAC organizations? It may be more difficult to discover because Soros is a billionaire that supports a society that will eliminate the wealthy that disagrees with a Left a wing utopian society. He makes the same kind of money he derides the wealthy for. So Soros uses shell companies that own shell companies that own companies which own another company. That makes it difficult to trace the power behind the money to a Left Wing PAC.

 

So what if a Tea Party leader is not trying to hide his personal involvement for what he believes in, right?

 

But then there are other Conservatives and Tea Party organizations that view doing business with yourself as a sign of corruption. In asking why I can only speculate. Conservatives like Aaron Park representing a Conservative organization like RightOnDaily.com might be displaying a legitimate even if misguiding suspicion. The term “misguided” is best description I can give of a legitimate Conservative criticizing another legitimate Conservative’s financial methods. Disagreement with the organizational management might be irritating, but I would hesitate to smear a fellow Conservative with nefarious financial practices. Business decisions don’t always work out for the person that may lose a profit to another business. I’m just speculating in Park’s case but perhaps he had a bad business transaction, watched a bad business transaction or heard of a bad business transaction by say someone like a TPX leadership person such as Sal Russo which may have rubbed Park the wrong way.

 

There may be the case of Tea Party organization rivalry as well since the Tea Party Movement is not monolithic. There are the large Tea Party organizations like TPX, but realize most Tea Party organizations are localized by State and even in some cases by County. Connectivity between Tea Party organizations is purely voluntary. If a large organization like TPX plans an event on another local Tea Party organization’s turf and there is disagreement or a lack of agenda coordination, sour grapes are bound to be the produce.

 

Personally I’d like to see the Tea Party Movement become a little more monolithic perhaps even as a political party to eliminate the Establishment portion of the GOP. But that is just me. I suspect a large number of Tea Parties have an affinity to the local independence of a Tea Party organization to push the Conservative agenda that is relevant to the locality. National issues often do not equate well with a local issue.

 

For an Op/Ed article to WaPo’s Gold article, a very good perspective defending how a Tea Party’s fiscal spending agenda can be found at the Tea Party News Network (TPNN) by Greg Campbell entitled “The Left Simply Doesn’t Get it: WaPo Slams Tea Party for Grassroots Commitment”. In that Op/Ed Campbell quotes a great thought from Sal Russo:

 

“All of the tea party Senate victories over the last two cycles have been candidates who had strong grassroots support, but were outspent by their establishment opponents.  The facts are there, but the Washington mentality refuses to see reality.  In 2010, when we didn’t have a presidential nominee to dominate the messaging, we won 10 straight Senate primaries for the underdog who was out-spent by the establishment.  So it obviously shows that good campaigns that are adequately finance with grassroots support can consistently beat big-spending establishment candidates.

 

They obviously ignore the fact that most of our activity is not allocable to specific candidates under the FEC laws and regulations.  When we do rallies and encourage people who either attend, see us on the internet or in the media to get engaged in the political process, it has a profound effect on the election, but it is not reportable as a direct expenditure.  If they are right that engaging people in the political process is irrelevant, why does the establishment spend millions of dollars to defeat tea party candidates?”

 

Ryan Gill of TPX affiliate CCC wrote an email pertaining to that short paragraph I had written on May 26 that informed readers to be cognizant before donating to CCC. That email was a reassurance that there was no hanky-panky going on at CCC. Ryan didn’t go into specifics about those reassurances. I discovered those reassurances in studying for this post. I had asked for permission to post Mr. Gill’s email. Mr. Gill responded to my permission request with this email sent on June 1:

 

I was a little non-specific in my email to you just because I just wanted to reassure you and let you know I can answer questions. But sure, you’re welcome to post it and I’d be happy to see your readers reassured as well. Thanks.

 

Being typically behind in reading my emails I did not get to Mr. Gill’s permission email until June 10. So I decided to investigate the opposite of “non-specific” before I posted Mr. Gill’s original reassurance.

 

I am reassured.

 

Below is the reassurance email. I originally intended to lead off with, but I thought it better to write what I discovered first.

 

JRH 6/11/14

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Re: CCC and spending

 

By Ryan Gill

Website: Conservative Campaign Committee

Sent: June 1, 2014 3:58 PM

Original Response Date: May 27, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Sharing by Permission

 

Just saw your post with lengthy disclaimer about CCC and wanted to reassure you that we really value the contributions people make and we’re proud of how we’re able to use those funds to be effective on behalf of the conservative movement.

 

Of course there’s a lot of confusing and sometimes misleading information out there and it’s often convenient for liberal reporters or others not to dig deeper and actually find out what’s going on. So I appreciate that you want to do your due diligence and you want readers to be apprised. So it’s a constant battle for us explaining what we do, how and why…and often to people who have already decided that they just don’t like us or what we do.

 

So I just wanted to reassure you about our organization and efforts and make sure you know that I’m available to answer questions (though I may be slow at times) if there’s something you don’t understand.

 

And of course: thanks so much for sharing our email and for all the good work you do! We’re glad you’re out there.

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I feel good about donating to CCC as a Tea Party Movement cause. Here is their donation page if you are in a position as a giver.

 

 

Oklahoma, Agenda 21, Al Gerhart and Cliff Branan


 

Al Gerhart

Cliff Branan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John R. Houk

© April 4, 2013

 

I live in the State of Oklahoma. Many States have wised up about the intrusive nature of the international body known as the United Nations and a global plan known collectively as Agenda 21 to create a UN managed policy Eco-Marxism (oft times called the Green Agenda or Global Warming), international management of food resources (which include land management) and the depopulation of the earth to maintain sustainable resources for the good of all mankinderr check that – I mean humankind.

 

Senate Energy Committee Chairman Cliff Branan appears to be a Conservative voting State Senator yet he has fallen for the propaganda that those that expose the nefarious nature of Agenda 21 are a part of a loony Right Wing fringe Conspiracy Theory:

 

Republican Sen. Cliff Branan, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, told The Associated Press late Tuesday afternoon that he’d decided not to hear the measure at the panel’s Thursday meeting, likely killing it for this year’s legislative session.

 

Branan said the bill is based on a “fringe conspiracy” that the U.N. wants to use its Agenda 21 plan to encroach on the private property rights of Americans.

 

“I check each bill one at a time, and that was really more of a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist at all,” he told the AP in a phone interview. “It’s a fringe conspiracy-type issue that’s frankly bad public policy.” (READ ENTIRITY; Oklahoma panel won’t hear bill banning Agenda 21 plan; By Dan Holtmeyer; EnidNews.com, 4/2/2013 – Bold Emphasis Mine)

 

State Senator Branan’s predilection to ignore the international intrusion of our National Sovereignty that could lead to future intrusion that is beyond the scope Eco-Marxism led this GOP Energy Chairman to find an excuse to keep anti-Agenda 21 legislation from even being heard in his committee. Agenda 21 is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the UN trying to exert a Left Wing will against the tenets of the U.S. Constitution. A couple of examples are the UN’s international support of gun control and the UN’s agreement with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to prevent criticism of Islam yet allow Muslim nations to persecute Christians.

 

Senator Branan’s excuse came in a threatening email written by Al Gerhart of the Sooner Tea Party. This is excerpted from an Al Gerhart email sent for the Soone4 Tea Party email list:

 

— On Tue, 3/26/13, xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx wrote:

Subject: HB 1412
To: Branan@oksenate.gov
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 9:09 PM

 

Senator Branan: Pass HB 1412 out of committee NOW!!

 

All of my acquaintances and I are watching to see how you handle this bill.

This bill must be voted into law this year.

 

Bcc recipients: Forward your version of this email to Sen. Branan ASAP.

 

The only day the bill can move is April 4th–just a few days from now!

Regards,

 

Xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx

+1-405-xxx-xxxx (Text OK)

 

Al Gerhart’s answer to the Sooner Tea Party member, the Bcc list, and Senator Branan:

 

Branan,

 

Get that bill heard or I will make sure you regret not doing it. I will make you the laughing stock of the Senate if I don’t hear that this bill will be heard and passed. We will dig into your past, your family, your associates, and once we start on you there will be no end to it.

 

This is a promise.

 

Al Gerhart

Sooner Tea Party

 

I understand Gerhart’s frustration with an Oklahoma State politician that would describe himself as a Conservative not following through with legislation the Oklahoma State House already voted for in an overwhelming majority. BUT threatening political leverage based on looking for dirt to force Branan to at least pass the legislation through Committee and allow the entire Senate is reprehensible. I mean that is what Left Wing Democrats do to throw mud on Conservatives to get the mud to stick on the minds of public opinion.

 

Gerhart has attempted to explain the email by saying it was not blackmail as the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation is investigating, but rather the email was political advocacy. I am willing to give Gerhart a pass on the blackmail charge. As far as political advocacy goes Gerhart must redeem himself by standing against both Agenda 21 and Leftist style propaganda mud throwing. Gerhart stepped his advocacy by actually accusing Cliff Branan of infidelity without any proof of the accusation. Because of this I believe Al Gerhart needs to withdraw from any public face connected to the Tea Party Movement. Gerhart has provided kindling to inspire the Left to say something to the equivalent of ‘See, Tea Partiers are a part of the evil Right Wing fringe and the public cannot rely on the validity of any Tea Party Advocacy or Activism.’

 

Here is the email in its entirety from Al Gerhart:

 

May 2nd, 2013

Sooner Tea Party press release

 

Senate Leadership Ramps up Intimidation

Tactics against Tea Party

Senate Demands Blackmail Charges

Against Tea Party Leader

 

The current controversy isn’t about Senator Branan feigning concern over an email. The fight is about HB 1412; the Agenda 21 nullification bill that Senator Branan is determined to kill in the Senate Energy Committee.

 

HB 1412 passed the House on a bi partisan vote of 67 to 17.

 

Agenda 21 is about taking private property through use restrictions.

 

Agenda 21 is promoted by radical environmentalists, animal rights activists, and those with extreme social agendas.

 

Agenda 21 is about submitting to global control instead of local control.

 

They want to tell us how to live our lives and use our property.

 

Senate Leadership has taken the unprecedented step of asking the OSBI to investigate me on blackmail charges but originally their intent was to investigate me on a physical threat charge. We published the entire email thread in question on Monday in our regular newsletter and pointed out that a physical threat charge must have two points present:

 

There must be an actual physical threat that must be explicitly stated.

 

And it must be an imminent physical threat, i.e., it must set a time frame that the threat will be carried out.

 

Stymied by the facts Senate Leadership has switched tactics and is pushing the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) to investigate based upon blackmail statues.

 

The legal definition of blackmail is:

 

“verbal, written, or printed communication with the intent to extort or gain anything of value from another or to compel another to do an act against his or her will”

Political advocacy however is not blackmail. It is a core First Amendment right, legally permissible and constitutionally protected.

 

The First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

 

Petitioning the government in a matter pending before the legislature is a basic U.S. and Oklahoma Constitutional right. Criminal statutes cannot criminalize what is legally considered constitutionally permissible speech. If that is to be the standard then arrest every leader of the House and Senate; in particular arrest the House and Senate whips. Whips are legislative “enforcers”, who can offer inducements or threaten punishments for legislators to force them to vote according to the leadership’s agenda. Their only job is to get legislators to do things they don’t want to do.

 

The implications of Senate leadership’s actions are enormous for grassroots activists, journalists, or any citizen that works to hold politicians politically accountable. Any citizen who works for openness, transparency, and accountability of elected officials or wishes to expose corruption is now at risk. Those that think they are untouchable because they are term limited are the beneficiaries of this criminalization of First Amendment speech.

 

Yes there are those that can convolute our criminal statutes into a criminalizing free speech. They can take a blackmail criminal statute that covers those communicating in private about a private matter and twist the statute into criminalizing communications about a public matter that was communicated in a very public fashion. Blackmail has always been limited to threats on issues that are not made public; indeed once the issue has been publicized the blackmailer loses his power over the victim. Remember that the email in particular was sent not only to Senator Branan but to the individual that had copied his email to the Sooner Tea Party.

 

Remember that that individual had an extensive Bcc list and had encouraged them to forward his email. Is it not obvious that this email was intended to be spread far and wide in a most public fashion?

 

Core First Amendment speech and petitioning the government on a matter of public concern must be protected at all costs. There are those that will take issue with the Sooner Tea Party tactics. Perhaps they are not able to stomach what must be done or they might take offense of how we do things but they cannot deny that our tactics are what makes the Sooner Tea Party different, unique, and effective Politics is a battle over ideas and values that is fought mostly in individual battles or over individual legislation where both side tries to move the ball forward while defending ideas, principles, and legislation. The battle is not fought with guns and knives; it is fought with pen and paper, and with emails and phone calls. As in all battles there will be winners and losers as well as collateral damage.

 

It is impossible to draw a full and complete picture of a politician without looking at their family, friends, and associates. Digging into a politician’s background is basic political strategy that has and is being practiced by every political opponent in the state and it is practiced by every journalist in the world. There will be those individuals that are close to a politician that will pay a price for standing so close. If you don’t believe me ask Billy Carter, ask former presidential candidate John Edward’s wife, or ask former District Attorney Wes Lane about how his wife was treated.

 

The Senate’s attempt to criminalize constitutionally protected speech and to cast a chill upon citizens and grassroots activists is nothing more than an admission that they are losing control over the individual Senators. If we weren’t effective then they would not have attacked us. Political pain and embarrassment will be necessary if the citizens expect to regain control over the Senate and to regain their right to representation. Special interests want things to remain like they are but this country and this state is spiraling into uncertainty so the time for “nice” behavior is long past.

 

The political games where the House, the Senate, and the Governor take turns killing needed legislation to protect special interests is over. If they think they can use a term limited politician to kill legislation that the public supports then we will be sure that that term limited politician has that treachery attached to his name from now on. We are not afraid of the politicians or the stooges that do their bidding. We don’t want anything from them except that the public interest come first. We are here to stay and we will never back down.

 

We ask the citizens of Oklahoma to contact Senator Branan at Branan@oksenate.gov and demand that he allow HB 1412 to be heard.

 

You can call the Senate switchboard and ask for him by name at (405) 524-0126.

 

We also ask the citizens of Oklahoma to contact their own senator and ask them to fight for HB 1412 and stop Agenda 21 from stealing property rights from Oklahoma citizens.

 

This fight isn’t about rough language in an email; this fight is about the ability of Senator Branan acting on Senate leadership orders, to override the other 148 legislators to steal property rights from over three million Oklahomans.

 

Original email sent to Senator Branan by a Sooner Tea Party member responding to an STP Action Alert on HB1412:

 

— On Tue, 3/26/13, xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx wrote:

Subject: HB 1412
To: Branan@oksenate.gov
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 9:09 PM

 

Senator Branam: Pass HB 1412 out of committee NOW!!

 

All of my acquaintances and I are watching to see how you handle this bill.

This bill must be voted into law this year.

 

Bcc recipients: Forward your version of this email to Sen. Branan ASAP.

 

The only day the bill can move is April 4th–just a few days from now!

Regards,

 

Xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx

+1-405-xxx-xxxx (Text OK)

 

Al Gerhart’s answer to the Sooner Tea Party member, the Bcc list, and Senator Branan:

 

Branan,

 

Get that bill heard or I will make sure you regret not doing it. I will make you the laughing stock of the Senate if I don’t hear that this bill will be heard and passed. We will dig into your past, your family, your associates, and once we start on you there will be no end to it.

 

This is a promise.

 

Al Gerhart

Sooner Tea Party

 

Gerhart’s self-defense of his email and unsubstantiated accusation probably is not felony blackmail, but it definitely is dirty politics of the kind the Tea Party Movement should not utilize. Rather the Tea Party Movement should collectively condemn the Al Gerhart kind of “advocacy” whether it is down in a Conservative or Liberal-Left camp and whether it is from the GOP or the Dems. Part of the First Principles to defend the Founding Father implementation of Constitutional Law by and for the People through a Republic form of government is the maintenance of Christian honor. Political smearing especially when the smearing is a lie that cannot be proven is not honorable. As far as I know the Gerhart accusation of Branan infidelity is a baseless created rumor for the effect of defaming Branan’s character. Rather than going for a blackmail charge Branan needs to litigate against Gerhart as part of preventing this kind of political “advocacy” from darkening Tea Partiers.

 

On the other hand Oklahoma State Senator Cliff Branan is either a Conservative moron or is in the pockets of Oklahoman Establishment Republicans to advocate Agenda 21 as something good for local Oklahomans. Branan is a moron to make an unsubstantiated statement saying roughly this message:

 

The chairman of the Oklahoma Senate Energy Committee says he won’t hear a bill intending to outlaw state organizations from following suggestions from the UN’s Agenda 21 sustainability plan.

 

Republican Sen. Cliff Branan says he decided not to hear HB1412 at the Energy Committee’s Thursday meeting. He says the bill is based on a “fringe conspiracy” that the UN wants to use Agenda 21 to infringe on American’s private property rights.

 

The bill would prohibit towns or counties from implementing any part of the nonbinding, voluntary plan. It also prohibits working with UN-affiliated groups. The bill passed the House 67-17. (READ THE REST; Okla. panel won’t hear bill banning Agenda 21 plan; OKNews9; Updated: Apr 02, 2013 5:15 PM CDT)

 

I found this lengthy article that utilizes United Nations’ documentation to demonstrate that anti-Agenda 21 exposés is not the work of fringe Right Wingers. Rather exposing Agenda 21 is an imperative Conservative process to protect the Rights established by our U.S. Constitution particularly America’s Bill of Rights.

 

I am excerpting from the article entitled, “Agenda 21 Declares War On Mankind.” The article is written by Jurriaan Maessen and posted on 8/8/12 on the blog Pragmatic Witness.

 

Related Info:

 

http://newsok.com/oklahoma-state-senator-says-sooner-tea-party-co-founder-has-no-shame/article/3779205

 

http://mccarvillereport.com/archives/12115

 

http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/article-17933-advocacy-or-extortion-a-tea-party-leader-is-investigated-for-a-threatening-email-to-a-state-senator.html

 

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In the last couple of years the omnipresent force known as Agenda 21 is meeting with increasing resistance worldwide. With the rise of the alternative media, the flow of decade-long propaganda efforts is finally being hindered. As a result of rocks thrown in the stream- the once steady water flow is now exposing itself at every turn as it’s forced to bend and twist its way forward. Ironically, the UN and its affiliate accomplices have themselves to thank for the counter-effort. The internet- as well as some pretty thorough archiving on the part of these transnational bureaucracies- have allowed researchers to withdraw information directly from the lion’s den. As a result of this development, we can display a plethora of documents, often written by UN personnel and ideologues, that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is a concerted strategy in place to brainwash (there’s no other name for it) the human population of the planet into accepting Agenda 21 and its inherent depopulation proposals. Furthermore, this pool of document has revealed a plan to de-industrialize the west and to use the “green agenda” to do so. In the last few decades Agenda 21 has been UN policy, and all of its subdivisions were commanded to fall in line.

 

 

This is the word- Agenda 21: the UN strategy for redistributing the wealth accumulated by the “North” in order to create a completely “balanced” world society- under auspices of the United Nations of course and the private central banks controlling it. This can only come about by destroying the middle-class. A sudden redistribution and industrialization would not do- for the middle-class would undoubtedly rise in defiance against it. Therefore, Sachs argues for an incremental and carefully planned dissolution of the middle-class phase by phase:

 

“To be meaningful, the strategies should cover the time-span of several decades. Thirty-five to forty years seems a good compromise between the need to give enough time to the postulated transformations and the uncertainties brought about by the lengthening of the time-span. The retooling of industries, even in periods of rapid growth, requires ten to twenty years. The restructuration and the expansion of the infrastructures requires several decades and this is a crucially important sector from the point of view of environment.”

 

Then Sachs plunges into his most shocking statement:

 

“However, the single most important reason to consider the transition strategies over a minimum of thirty-five to forty years stems from the non-linearity of these strategies; they should be devised as a succession of changing priorities over time. A good illustration is provided by the population transition. In order to stabilize the populations of the South by means other than wars or epidemics, mere campaigning for birth control and distributing of contraceptives has proved fairly inefficient.”

 

Sachs argues that “an accelerated programme of social and economic development of the rural areas should be the outmost priority in the first phase of a realistic population stabilization scheme.”

 

 

The other, more sinister element of Agenda 21 is of course the concerted effort on the part of the global elite, through multilateral treaties and regulations, to not only control the populations of the world but to cull them.

 

Exhibit B: Using the Mass-Media To Cull the Overall Human Population

 

The 1973 document Mass Media, Family Planning and Development: Country Case Studies on Media Strategy is a good example of how the UN utilizes mass media to propogandize (sic) people into cutting their numbers. In this particular document we learn something about the strategies to be implemented in the eugenics-based family planning project of the future. Based on case studies in third world countries, the document proposes the creation of a “family planning communication resource unit” for every nation concerned. The reason being, so the report states, that “culturally, there is an emphasis on fertility, and the birth of children to the family is celebrated, as a symbol of prosperity and for status for women.” Because UNESCO-chieftains can’t have that, the reduction of a population should be accomplished through an elaborate media campaign, utilizing all possible avenues. Ancient tribal instincts, revolving around procreation and creativity, become suspect- as does religion and tribal mythology. The following strategies dates back from the early 1970s- but have now been formalized worldwide by Agenda 21 as enshrined within its dark articles.

 

The writers of the 1973 document mean not to destroy the human tendencies, they mean to use them to their own advantage and that of their masters. “The religion”, they say, “supports the idea that children are ‘God’s Greatest Blessing’ but can also be used to encourage the idea that every child should be given the best opportunities parents can offer. There is also a favourable attitude to economic development, a desire to raise living standards, and a desire for education. These factors are helpful in the development of a Preliminary Media Strategy.”

 

 

… The famous 1994 population conference in Cairo, held in the wake of Agenda 21?s formal kick-off, outlined some of the proposed strategies to be implemented. Then Secretary-General of the UN, Boutros Boutros-Ghali in his opening statement on the International Conference on Population and Development, stated that:

 

“I am not exaggerating when I say that not only does the future of the human society depend on this Conference but also the efficacy of the economic order of the planet on which we live.”

 

During a follow-up-meeting held in New York on December 1994, the United Nations’ participants came up with some practical solutions to the “population problem”– one of which is the integration of population issues with matters of “environment” and “human development”:

 

 

The report goes on to list these arguments with which populations worldwide should be lured into embracing modern-day eugenics as a sensible policy:

 

“The “Statement of Commitment on Population and Development by the United Nations System”, drafted by the Working Group, is divided into three sections: a general introduction stressing the commitment by the UN agencies and organizations to implement ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development); a section on the linkages between population issues and other development issues; and a concluding section calling for global partnership in addressing these interrelated issues.”

 

 

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Rally Around the Sarah Palins of America


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Scottie Hughes

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.

 

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Tea Party News Network Director Falsely Smears Palin

 

By Tony Lee

25 Mar 2013

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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.

Palin Iowa

 

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 CPAC attendees and volunteers:

Palin with CPAC attendees and volunteers

 

Gov. Palin with college Republicans:

 After delivering remarks Former Alaska Governor Sarah poses for a photo during the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., on Saturday, March 16, 2013.  Photo by Shealah Craighead/SarahPAC

 

Gov. Palin greeting CPAC attendees and volunteers:

Palin greeting CPAC 2013 attendees and volunteers

 

Gov. Palin with Whitney Pitcher, Illinois Organize4Palin Coordinator, and Stacy Drake, editor-in-chief of Conservatives4Palin:

Palin-Whitney Pitcher-Stacy Drake CPAC 2013

 

Todd and Gov. Palin with Michelle McCormick, a volunteer and coordinator with Organize4Palin:

 Todd and Sarah Palin - Michelle McCormick CPAC 2013

 

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GOP Establishment is Reason to Abandon Republican Party


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John R. Houk

© January 11, 2013

 

Joseph Farah of WND wrote an editorial correctly castigating Establishment Republicans. Farah informs us that Establishment Republicans would like to jettison the influence of the Tea Party Movement that has actually invigorated the GOP in the face of the Left Wing agenda of the Democratic Party now controlled by its radical Left.

 

Establishment Republicans appear to me to be the Crony Capitalists that have an affinity to the power brokers of Big Business coupled with the GOP friends of Big Business. This union of power that Establishment Republicans represent cares more about Crony Capitalist interests than the Conservative Principles of Less Government, Fair Taxation and Social Conservative Values. (Full disclosure: I am a Social Conservative of the Christian Right. Significant numbers of Tea Partiers are more concerned with Less Government and fiscal issues such as Taxation and Budget.) The Tea Party Movement roughly represents the Conservative Values I listed.

 

The Establishment Republicans are no friends of the Obama radical Leftist transformation of American government and society; however the GOP Establishment political goals are apparently to keep the status quo afloat even if it means compromise with Socialist concepts. The GOP Establishment is probably relying on cyclical politics believing the voting cycle will sway the GOP back into the majority in Congress. A GOP Congressional majority means the ability to undo any drastic Socialistic legislation that threatens Crony Capitalism. In the old give and take of status quo politics some Socialist principles gain a foothold as the give and take game between Dems and GOP Establishment continues the political tide of the ebb and flow.

 

The Tea Party Movement and the radical agenda of Obamunism is the monkey wrench that has the ability of screwing up the mechanization of status quo politics. The old status quo of Dem and Establishment Republicans will come to a termination in America’s future eventually. The real choice for Americans will be Obama Transformationism (‘Change’) or Tea Party Conservatism desiring to retain the Original Intent of the U.S. Constitution. 

 

Joseph Farah wants the grassroots Tea Party organizations to unite and influence Republicans away from Establishment control and bring the GOP under Tea Party Conservative Principles control.

 

Friends – that will never happen. The Establishment Republicans control the purse strings of the Republican Party. That became evident to me in the 2012 election cycle when the GOP Establishment rooted and confirmed Establishment Republican Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee for President. Romney was and is a status quo politician that tried to pretend to have Conservative credential disowning many Left Wing actions of his past.

 

I was miserable when Romney won the nomination. And yet I voted for Romney over Obama under one reason: ANYBODY BUT OBAMA. Clearly Romney ran a status quo campaign hoping that people like me would vote for him. If Romney was willing to take a more politically incorrect campaign to Obama I believe Romney would have won.

 

The Romney loss has made it clear to me that the Republican Party managed by the Establishment will only use the Tea Party Movement and Conservative Principles to trick us into voting Republican.

 

Farah would have us shore up the GOP.

 

I would have you abandon the GOP and form a Conservative political Party that unites the diverse Tea Party organizations into a monolithic political bloc. A clear choice for Americans is the only way voters can take responsibility for those who are elected. If the voters continue to support Obamunism by electing Socialist minded Lefties as President and Left Wing Congressman and Senators then America deserves the consequences the lack of Liberty, the lack of Free Markets and the creation of a Secular Humanist society that eschews Judea-Christian Values and embraces Moral Relativity turning America into an immoral Mordor (Mordor etymology – inspiration) that will eventually destroy the USA from within.

 

VIDEO: One does not simply walk into Mordor

 

Joseph Farah has very good observations on the operations of the Establishment Republicans.

 

JRH 1/11/13

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Thinking about Armageddon

Exclusive: Joseph Farah likens ultimate battle to fight against GOP establishment in D.C.

 

By Joseph Farah

January 10, 2013

WND

 

JERUSALEM – Being present here so close to the Valley of Megiddo, where the battle of Armageddon will be waged, makes one thing about matters of an apocalyptic nature.

 

It was just last month that the world was supposed to end, according to the Mayan calendar.

 

Then immediately following all anyone heard about in the U.S. was the “fiscal cliff” – with even more media hysteria.

 

The idea perpetuated by the press was that if taxes weren’t raised and the debt limit wasn’t hiked, the world as we know it would end.

 

Why?

 

Because the government would no longer be able to spend more than $1 trillion than it takes in every year for programs that are mostly unconstitutional, wasteful, useless and counterproductive anyway.

 

It would be easy to sit here so far away from Washington and point the finger at Barack Obama, Democrats and the media.

 

But, honestly, this time, that wouldn’t be fair and honest.

 

They’re simply doing what we should expect them to do, what they always do – expanding government by any means necessary.

 

It’s the other guys, the establishment Republicans, the ones who have as much contempt for the people, the ones who loathe the tea-party movement that gave them control of the House, that are responsible for pushing us inevitably toward a real fiscal cliff – economic and moral bankruptcy.

 

I’ve been chronicling this betrayal since January 2011, in case you haven’t been paying attention. I was the guy who created the “No More Red Ink” campaign back then to pressure Republican House members not to increase the debt limit – or, at the very least, to use their power to force major spending cuts.

 

Despite deluging them with more than a million red letters urging them to stand up for the Constitution, for doing the right thing, for the campaign promises they made, only 22 courageous Republican House members refused to go along with the scam authored by House Speaker John Boehner with the collusion of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

 

Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to tour Israel with Joseph Farah and messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the No. 1 best-selling Christian book of 2012, “The Harbinger.”

 

It was in July of 2011 that the inevitability of tax raises and borrowing as far as the eye can see was etched in stone in a deal cut between the establishment Republicans and the Democrats.

 

Boehner told House Republicans to “get their a– in line” and vote for bill that cut no spending and gave Obama all the cash he needed to start implementing his national health-care scheme, increase food stamp payments exponentially to buy more votes and to pay off his friends with stimulus cash. McConnell’s collusion allowed the debt ceiling to be lifted without any member of Congress taking responsibility to vote on it.

 

In the battle of Armageddon, as I read it, there are actually good guys as well as bad guys. The good guys win.

 

With the economic apocalypse shaping up in the U.S., it’s hard to find the good guys. They are extremely scarce. It seems like almost everyone in Washington actually thinks business as usual is somehow sustainable.

 

It’s not.

 

That’s why we need more Ron Pauls and Michele Bachmanns in Washington. That’s why we need more Rand Pauls and Jim DeMints. That’s why we need the tea party to awaken from its slumber with more determination and commitment than ever before. That’s why we need to start saying no to Washington – and meaning it. That’s why we need to exert some real force and be willing to sacrifice our time if we are to save the next generation from tyranny and poverty that Americans haven’t known since the Great Depression.

 

If you are as angry as I am about Republican establishment ineptitude and corruption, you can start by letting all House Republicans know. It’s time to take sides – either with jokers like Boehner or with the people and the Constitution. You can start by putting them on notice by becoming part of the “No More Red Ink” campaign.

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GOP Establishment is Reason to Abandon Republican Party

John R. Houk

© January 11, 2013

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Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. He is the author or co-author of 13 books, including his latest, “The Tea Party Manifesto,” and his classic, “Taking America Back,” now in its third edition and 14th printing. Farah is the former editor of the legendary Sacramento Union and other major-market dailies.

 

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Who subverted tea-party movement?


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I don’t know about you but I thought Election 2012 reeked of the Republican Establishment screwing Conservative causes in favor of a status quo political correctness. Because of the GOP leadership I have decided not to be a Republican anymore. Joseph Farah has written an editorial that the Establishment within the GOP did its utmost to subvert the Tea Party Movement. Farah singles out former Congressman Dick Armey (pro-Dick and anti-Dick) as the subverter-in-chief working within the Tea Party organization Freedom Works.

 

If Dick Armey is a symptom of undermining the Tea Party Movement under the inspiration of the Republican Establishment then it is time to ditch the GOP and form another political party under Conservative leadership.

 

JRH 1/3/13

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Who subverted tea-party movement?

Exclusive: Joseph Farah notes accuracy of his 2010 prediction about Dick Armey

 

By Joseph Farah

January 1, 2013

WND

 

It gives me no solace or comfort or even pride to see my worst political prognostications come to fruition.

 

But beginning in mid-2010, in a series of more than 10 commentaries, I began warning the tea-party movement that there was a covert operation under way by establishment Republican hacks to co-opt the grass-roots movement and lead it astray for the personal political gain of party insiders – including one in particular by the name of Dick Armey.

 

Recently, of course, you’ve probably heard or read the news that Dick Armey was purged by his organization FreedomWorks, which apparently learned the truth too late or couldn’t see how the group’s own leader was responsible for destroying the effectiveness and focus of the most powerful and important conservative political movement since Ronald Reagan’s campaign in 1980.

 

The full story of what Armey was up to in 2010 and the destructiveness of what he wrought on the tea-party movement is now out there for all to see. The truth is the whole situation was even worse than I could have foreseen and the $8 million payoff Armey got to leave FreedomWorks.

 

Last month, two FreedomWorks board members and allies of Armey sent Matt Kibbe, the president of the organization, a letter telling him they had received “allegations of wrongdoing by the organization or its employees.” They told Kibbe the board had retained attorneys to conduct an independent investigation of the allegations and ordered Kibbe, previously booted off the board, to cooperate and ensure no records were “destroyed, deleted, modified or otherwise tampered with.”

 

Kibbe responded to the Dec. 12 letter with a blistering memo exposing, from his point of view, how Republican insiders attempted to take over FreedomWorks under Armey’s watch. Kibbe portrayed himself as the true tea-party champion and Armey as the leader of the Republican establishment shills and said that the investigation was payback for battling Armey.

 

“As it turns out, the fight for lower taxes, less government and more freedom is all well and good until it is Republicans – ‘old friends’ – that are the ones needing to be held to account,” Kibbe wrote. “It is our sense that the irresponsible acts of the so-called Trustees of FreedomWorks – Dick Armey, C. Boyden Gray, and James C. Burnley – on Sept. 4, and their continued hostile acts today, are all about retribution for our willingness to take a strictly nonpartisan approach to politics, our willingness to hold both Republicans and Democrats to the standards set out by our freedom philosophy and the clear limits on government power delineated in our U.S. Constitution.”

 

In his memo, Kibbe presents a strong case against Armey for his primary support of Republican establishment candidates over genuine tea-party candidates.

 

But Kibbe worked closely with Armey through all the intrigue and FreedomWorks’ clear efforts to control the tea-party movement. They even wrote a book together in 2010 called “Give Us Liberty,” a book that reflected their desire to see the tea-party movement limit itself to what I called in my competing book, “The Tea Party Manifesto,” materialistic issues. (Because this book is so important to understanding the issues behind the leadership grab of the tea-party movement by Washington insiders and the throwing of the 2012 election, I have arranged to make it available for only 99 cents plus shipping.)

 

For those who want only the quick-and-dirty version of what I saw coming in 2010, here it is:

 

Armey was at the forefront of an insidious plot to “rein in” the tea-party movement, to constrain it to exclusively economic grievances defined in ludicrously narrow terms. For instance, tea-party members always overwhelmingly want to see immigration laws enforced and the border secured. But Dick Armey and FreedomWorks insisted that tea-party activists who work with them avoid this issue like the plague.

 

What Armey did after the 2010 mid-term elections was seek to limit the tea-party’s activism, effectiveness and longevity – to cut the very heart and soul out of a movement he had nothing to do with starting. He was the proverbial politician who attempted to jump in front of the historic parade the tea-party movement represented. It was not his movement, and he had not earned the right to dictate the rules of engagement and assert leadership over it.

 

Armey and FreedomWorks claimed they wanted to build a “big tent” by limiting the tea-party movement’s agenda to purely and exclusively economic issues defined in the narrowest imaginable terms. This is what the country-club Republicans have been trying to do since the days of Nelson Rockefeller and through George Bush I and II.

 

It doesn’t work. You can’t build a big tent by excluding people and issues about which they are passionate. It is completely counterintuitive, and it has been proven wrong time and time again. Needless to say, it happened again in 2012.

 

And, of course, as I wrote in “The Tea Party Manifesto,” there’s a bigger problem than that.

 

If America has problems other than economic, how do you address them with a purely economic program?

 

Obviously, you can’t.

 

It is not too late for the tea-party movement to recognize the con job that has been played on them – and to return to the grass-roots effectiveness it experienced in 2010. In fact, it is a necessity if America is to survive as we have known it in the next four years.

 

I would like to see the tea-party movement address all of the problems besetting our country. I would like to see this movement have long legs. Rather than constrain the tea-party movement and keep it in a box, I want to throw gasoline on this brushfire that began in 2010 and see it rage across the country in the form of vigilant citizen activism that will clean up our political system and keep it clean – returning America to the rule of law and the will of the people and the formula that made it the world’s greatest experiment in liberty.

 

As I said, I have written much about this topic. I saw all this coming. I actually publicly called for dumping Dick Armey from the tea-party movement in November of 2010. While the political intrigue continues at FreedomWorks, it is essential for the tea-party activists across this country to familiarize themselves with big picture of how to save America from going off not only the fiscal cliff but the moral cliff as well.

 

Editor’s note: Below are the top 10 previous columns by Joseph Farah about Armey, FreedomWorks and the tea-party movement beginning even before the 2010 elections:

 

Big-tent Republicanism and tea party

 

 

Don’t constrain tea-party movement!

 

 

Libertarianism is morally bankrupt

 

 

GOProud is not the tea party

 

 

Dump Dick Armey from tea party

 

 

What is America’s greatest hope?

 

 

Dick Armey is not the tea party

 

 

The next chairman of the RNC

 

 

Why you can’t trust ‘fiscal conservatives’

 

 

Time for another Rick Santelli moment

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