So, its looks and feels as though the “establishment republicans,” (ER) are pushing the tea party organizations away from all things republican, but they have already dropped most of their previous conservative planks in their platform … if they truly had one. As a republican and a tea party member, it might serve the greater good if the tea party rid themselves of the bucket of vipers that the establishment republicans have morphed into in order to get along with their dance partners on the left side of the aisle.
On the day after several elections in this nation, many pundits have written off the tea party with showers of applause from the ER.
In some elections, the ER have cut their nose off to spite their face. While the tea party suffered some losses when their supported republicans were ran over by ER money, it is nice to see that a money grubber (Terry McCullough) barely eked out a win in Virginia:
Here’s the story:
The National Republican Senate Committee, the GOP campaign arm responsible for Senate elections, has decided to use its political power to block consulting firm Jamestown Associates from receiving political work from GOP candidates or incumbents.
Jamestown’s “sin” is working with the Senate Conservative Fund, an organization that supports conservative candidates for the US Senate.
NRSC communications staffer Brad Dayspring, a former spokesman for House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), told The New York Times on Friday, “We’re not going to do business with people who profit off of attacking Republicans. Purity for profit is a disease that threatens the Republican Party.”
Jamestown Associates has done work with the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), a conservative group largely responsible for the elections of Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Ron Johnson (R-WI), among others. Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who left the U.S. Senate last year to become the president of the Heritage Foundation, founded SCF.
“In a warning shot to outside conservative groups, the National Republican Senatorial Committee this week informed a prominent Republican advertising firm that it would not receive any contracts with the campaign committee because of its work with a group that targets incumbent Senate Republicans,” the Times wrote.
“Even more striking,” the Times continued, “a senior official at the committee called individual Republican Senate campaigns and other party organizations this week and urged them not to hire the firm, Jamestown Associates, in an effort to punish them for working for the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, then a South Carolina senator, that is trying to unseat Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, and some other incumbents up for re-election next year whom it finds insufficiently conservative.”
The Times notes that a large part of the reason why SCF has drawn the ire of the GOP establishment is its endorsement of McConnell’s primary challenger, businessman Matt Bevin. McConnell’s chief of staff Josh Holmes, who is now working for the NRSC through the election, told the Times that McConnell plans to beat up SCF for being conservative like he would if it were a bar fight. “S.C.F. has been wandering around the country destroying the Republican Party like a drunk who tears up every bar they walk into,” Holmes said. “The difference this cycle is that they strolled into Mitch McConnell’s bar and he doesn’t throw you out, he locks the door.”
The letter shown below was recently published in two local area newspapers. The letter was in response to letters in both newspapers submitted by Ann Ruhnka.
Here is a link to Ann Ruhnka’s letter which appeared in one area newspaper:
Blame Democrats on Shutdown
Well Ann Ruhnka finally got one thing right, that the government shutdown was grossly irresponsible. However, the fault lies solely at the feet of the Democrats and Obama, who refused to negotiate, who are so fiscally irresponsible (outrageously unresponsible) who put their ill conceived policies before the country and the American people (her words), that they refused to even consider a number of proposals that would have kept the government running. You see, these words blaming the Republicans must clearly be redirected to the Democrats instead.
Fiscally irresponsible defines the party who supports the Affordable (ha!) Health Care Act that was conceived at a lower amount, and then increased to a mere trillion dollars. The true cost is now $3 trillion (with a T) according to the OMB. The House of Representatives is responsible for appropriation of funding for government programs. The House Republicans simply did their job, as they did not believe that such an irresponsible program should be funded. The Heritage Foundation states it is beyond dispute that Congress can use its power of the purse to defund Obamacare—both its mandatory and discretionary spending—in appropriations legislation this fall.
The truth is Obama plans to raise everybody’s taxes in order to pay for Obamacare. He needs to tell the truth and start accounting for what he is paying out this money for…where is it going, who is getting it (e.g. Michelle’s classmate was awarded the no-bid CGI contract that developed the failed website for Obamacare). The stories of major increases in premiums and deductibles, reductions of full to part time jobs, the lost coverage with terminations of plans in the millions, and at least 18 new taxes, are just the tip of the iceberg for this repulsive plan. Not only will it represent a take over of one-sixth of the economy by an incompetent, wasteful government who can’t even get the start-up right, it will be enforced by a corrupt internal revenue service. Who in their right mind would support such a program? Thank God the few Republicans in the House stood their ground…for now.
How many of us were really harmed, or even noticed the shutdown? (There could be a few legitimate cases of harm in New Mexico which has more government workers than most.) The furloughed workers are promised to receive all of their back pay. The real harm in the shut down was caused by barricading the WW II memorial, “revealing the mentality of a tin-pot dictator” according to columnist George Will. He further states, “The same punish-the-people attitude led to shutdowns of other parks and historic sites that get no federal funding. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting,” a Park Service ranger told The Washington Times. I’ve been saying for a while that there is no bottom to Obama. He’s not just ruthless. He’s without scruples and honor.”
With regard to the new Obamacare act being considered law, it is disgraceful that it was passed in the dark of night, having not even been read, by law-makers who were coerced into submission. The scandal continued with the Supreme Court re-writing the law and making it a tax, instead of performing their job of interpreting the law and applying Constitutional principles. According to the Heritage Foundation, while the Supreme Court has ruled on the individual mandate provision of Obamacare, dozens of lawsuits remain pending on various other aspects of the law. How can we accept it as law when it keeps changing without Congressional approval, with Obama’s exemptions to favored cronies and labor unions, the revisions in certain implementation provisions, and the audacity to say this law of the land does not apply to Congress and their employees? These changes were not part of the original law. Obama does not have the authority to just change the law at his whim.
Lastly, closing of the government and refusing to increase the debt limit will not cause default any more than not increasing your credit limit means you can’t pay your monthly credit card bill. (Increasing the debt limit will, however, foolishly allow the increase in debt.) The money coming into the government at any time will be enough to cover our debts. This is another dishonest sham being propagated by Obama and the Democrats, another lie to create another crisis with the next budget and debt-limit deadline. Just to be clear, next November voters must remember that Obama’s shutdown and reckless-spending partners in Congress were all Democrats.
Susan Hill is an Edgewood resident and a member of the Sandia Tea Party
Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories — 0 for Dems
Republicans never expected to get a fair shake in the Big Three networks’ coverage of the 16-day government shutdown, but the final tally of stories blaming the GOP is stunning: 41 stories blamed Republicans and zero blamed Democrats.
Obama’s way of showing his … What?
Use your imagination.
For those readers not familiar with the name “Macker,” you will be after you read the article found below. The article is from Townhall magazine and it was written by Marita Noon. According to the article, the “Macker” was caught or discovered to have told a whopper about where the money came from for his almost toy car adventure. Here, have a read:
With the embarrassment the three “er”s—Switzer, Wiener, and Filner—have created for the Democratic Party, one would think they would want to steer clear of scandal-ridden candidates. But—no. Terry McAuliffe is, once again, hoping to become the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia when voters go to the polls next month. Among his friends, McAuliffe is known as The Macker—which my sources tell me is a play on the Yiddish “Macher,” meaning: “Big shot. A man who is (or thinks he is) really important. Usually refers to someone who is showing off in some way.”
I don’t cover campaigns. I write on energy issues. So, other than the fact that, at their respective 2012 conventions, I met both the Republican candidate Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli—who I found to be totally solid, humble, and extremely good-looking, and Democratic candidate former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe—who worked the room at the private party with back-slapping chumminess and a toothy smile, why am I writing about McAuliffe? Because, when we were introduced, my friend told him that I write on energy issues—specifically green-energy, crony-corruption.
McAuliffe, aka, the “Macker,” moved in, posed for a picture with me, and told me that I’d like his new green car project because it was being fully funded through private money. I looked askance at him, and told him that if that was really true, I’d be interested in hearing about it. He assured me it was—and then, quickly slipped off to someone more receptive.
Here comes the Murkey Turkey revelation. Please click here and read the rest of the adventure.
Trouble Floating The ObamaScare Boat
Will The Senate Refloat The Boat
I wish Sharpie would shut it down for a while and give the air and earth a reak.
The Sandia Tea Party was fortunate to have Kerry Adams present to us in Edgewood on Saturday, April 27, 2013. She has posted the video of the talk, along with printed textual information on her website. Click on the link below to get to both:
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