I Still Hate You, Sarah Palin
The Republicans bring a knife to a gunfight, and lose again.
One of the most terrifying moments of my political life came last summer at the Republican convention in St. Paul. No, I don’t mean seeing John McCain careering around the Xcel Energy Center like Eyegore in Young Frankenstein, his face frozen in a Lon Chaney Sr. rictus grin as he reached across the aisle to his erstwhile friends in the media and got his hand bitten off. Rather, I’m referring to the aftermath of Sarah Palin’s outrageous acceptance speech, which whipped up the Rotary Club delegates into a frenzy of white-boy fury that not even heckling by a brave Code Pink embed could deter. Truly a fascist classic and one that sent shivers down our collectivist spines.
Even worse was the glaze of horror on the phizzes of the assembled heroes of the Mainstream Media. Andrea Mitchell — yes, the very same Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, whose employer saw no conflict of interest at all when she married then Fed pooh-bah Alan Greenspan — stood there gaping like a frog while the rest of the assembled Finemans and Matthewses and Olbermanns scurried around like roaches when the light gets turned on: What the hell just hit us? For one horrible moment, it looked as if the carefully crafted plans of David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, George Soros, and the Second Chief Directorate, first department, of the old KGB were about to gang agley.
Not only were we offended at the sheer effrontery of McCain’s pick: How dare the Republicans proffer this déclassée piece of Wasilla trailer trash whose only claim to fame was that she didn’t exercise her right to choose? Where were her degrees from Smith or Barnard, her internships at PETA, the Brookings Institution, or the Young Pioneers? We were also outraged that the Stupid Party had just nominated a completely unqualified candidate nobody had ever heard of, a first-term governor of Alaska whose previous experience consisted of a small-town mayoralty. As opposed to our guy, Barry Soetoro of Mombasa, Djakarta, and Honolulu, a first-term senator nobody had ever heard of, whose previous experience had been as a state senator (D., Daley Machine) in Illinois. After eight long, illegitimate, lawless years of &*^%BUSH$#@! tyranny, how dare you contest this election?
And so the word went out, from that time and place: Eviscerate Sarah Palin like one of her field-dressed moose. Turn her life upside down. Attack her politics, her background, her educational history. Attack her family. Make fun of her husband, her children. Unleash the noted gynecologist Andrew Sullivan to prove that Palin’s fifth child was really her grandchild. Hit her with everything we have: Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, taking a beer-run break from her quixotic search for Mr. Right to drip venom on Sister Sarah; post-funny comic David Letterman, to joke about her and her daughters on national television; Katie Couric, the anchor nobody watches, to give this Alaskan interloper a taste of life in the big leagues; former New York Times hack Todd “Mr. Dee Dee Myers” Purdum, to act as an instrument of Graydon Carter’s wrath at Vanity Fair. Heck, we even burned her church down. Even after the teleological triumph of The One, the assault had to continue, each blow delivered with our Lefty SneerTM (viz.: Donny Deutsch yesterday on Morning Joe), until Sarah was finished.
You know what? It worked! McCain finally succumbed to his long-standing case of Stockholm Syndrome (“My friends, you have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency”), Tina Fey turned Palin into a see-Russia-from-my-house joke, “conservative” useful idiots like Peggy Noonan and Kathleen Parker hatched her, and finally Sarah cried No más and walked away. If we could, we’d cut off her head and mount it on a wall at Tammany Hall, except there is no more Tammany Hall unless you count Obama’s Tony Rezko–financed home in Chicago. And it took only eight months — heck, Sarah couldn’t even have another kid in the time it took us to destroy her. That’s the Chicago way!
Yes, my friends, it’s once again time to quote Sean Connery’s famous speech from The Untouchables, written by David Mamet — the lecture the veteran Chicago cop gives a wet-behind-the-ears Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner, back when he was a movie star) while they sit in a church pew. “You want to get Capone? Here’s how you get him: he pulls a knife, you pull a gun, he sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago way!” If you just think of us — liberal Democrats — as Capone you’ll begin to understand what we’re up to. And we just put one of yours in the morgue.
I don’t know why I’m telling you this, but maybe now you’re beginning to understand the high-stakes game we’re playing here. This ain’t John McCain’s logrolling senatorial club any more. This is a deadly serious attempt to realize the vision of the 1960s and to fundamentally transform the United States of America. This is the fusion of Communist dogma, high ideals, gangster tactics, and a stunning amount of self-loathing. For the first time in history, the patrician class is deliberately selling its own country down the river just to prove a point: that, yes, we can! This country stinks and we won’t be happy until we’ve forced you to admit it.
In other words, stop thinking of the Democratic Party as merely a political party, because it’s much more than that. We’re not just the party of slavery, segregation, secularism, and sedition. Not just the party of Aaron Burr, Boss Tweed, Richard J. Croker, Bull Connor, Chris Dodd, Richard Daley, Bill Ayers, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and Emperor Barack Hussein Obama II. Not just the party of Kendall “Agent 202” Myers, the State Department official recruited as a Cuban spy along with his wife during the Carter administration. Rather, think of the Democratic Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party.
If you had any sense, you would start using our tactics against us. After all, you have a few lawyers on your side. Sue us. File frivolous ethics complaints against all our elected officials until, like Sarah, they go broke from defending themselves. (David Paterson would be a good place to start.) Challenge the constitutionality of BO2’s legion of fill-in-the-blank czars — none of whom have to be confirmed, or even pass a security check. (Come to think of it, neither did Barry.) Let slip your own journalistic dogs of war, assuming you have any, to find Barry’s birth certificate, his college transcripts, whether he applied to Occidental as a foreign student, and on which passport he traveled in 1981 to Pakistan with his friend Wahid Hamid, for starters.
You might also want to think about interviewing New York literary agent Jane Dystel, who a) contacted the totally unknown Obama in the wake of an adulatory New York Times piece in 1990 and b) got him a $125,000 advance for a memoir that c) he couldn’t write, even after a long sojourn in Bali, which d) got the contract canceled, whereupon e) Dystel got him $40,000 from another publisher, following which f) the book finally came out to glowing reviews and g) Obama fired her. Wouldn’t she have an interesting story to tell?
Of course, you won’t.
You’re too nice, too enamored of history and tradition to realize that the rules have changed. Remember, I live and work in a town where, “Hello, he lied,” isn’t a joke; we men of the Left are perfectly comfortable lying, cheating, and stealing — hello, Senator Franken! — in order to attain and keep political power. Not for nothing is one of our mottos, “By Any Means Necessary.” You see, we’re the good guys, and for us the ends always justify the means. We are, literally, shameless, which is why Bill Clinton is now a multi-millionaire and Eliot Spitzer is already on the comeback trail.
In Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, “the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.” This is the book that “Reset” Rodham (what ever happened to her?) and BHO II grew up reading and continue to live by. If you don’t understand that that’s the way we see you — as the enemy — then you’re too dumb to survive. Remember that for us politics is not just an avocation, or even just a job, but our life. We literally stay awake nights thinking up ways to screw you. And one of the ways we do that is by religiously observing Alinsky’s Rule No. 4.
Did Sarah stand for “family values”? Flay her unwed-mother daughter. Did she represent probity in a notoriously corrupt, one-family state? Spread rumors about FBI investigations. Did she speak with an upper-Midwest twang? Mock it relentlessly on Saturday Night Live. Above all, don’t let her motivate the half of the country that doesn’t want His Serene Highness to bankrupt the nation, align with banana-republic Communist dictators, unilaterally dismantle our missile defenses, and set foot in more mosques than churches since he has become president. We’ve got a suicide cult to run here.
And that’s why Sarah had to go. Whether she understood it or not, she threatened us right down to our most fundamental, meretricious, elitist, sneering, snobbish, insecure, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders bones. She was, after all, a “normal” American, the kind of person (or so I’m told) you meet in flyover country. The kind that worries first about home and hearth and believes in things like motherhood and love of country the way it is, not the way she wants to remake it.
What you clowns need, in other words, is a Rules for Radical Conservatives to explain what you’re up against and teach you how to compete before it’s too late. Luckily, since I care about money even more than I care about politics, I have just such a book in the proposal stage, currently making the rounds of various publishers, assuming any of them are wise enough to take me up on it.
And, yes, this time it really is personal.
– David Kahane is pushing for a new national holiday to commemorate the destruction of Sarah Palin, and is hopeful that his senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, will co-sponsor it, along with Henry Waxman in the House. You can second the motion at email@example.com or on Facebook.
TWG NOTE: One would think the glassy eyeds would Love Sarah Palin, if they only knew her record!
As mayor of Wasilla:
#1 Took a town that had not grown in 30 years and grew it by adding big box stores. She was able to convince these stores they would be profitable and they are. In fact, Wasilla with a population of just 6300 has 50,000 people shopping there every day. It enabled her to cut property taxes by 75% and personal property and inventory taxes by 100%. The income from the malls allowed her to do much for the city.
Updated sewer system.
Repaved every road in Wasilla and added needed infrastructure by getting the new big box stores to chip in.
Built a multi sport arena for the children of Wasilla.
Kept a glass jar on her desk with the name and phone number of all residents. Once a week she would pull a name randomly and call them to see what they thought of the city.
As Chairperson of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
#1 – As ethics officer, she found there was corruption on the committee being perpetrated by a member of her own party. She went to the head of the commission, the legislature and the governor seeking help in rooting it out. It soon became apparent to her that the corruption was widespread and it needed to be stopped. She got the head of the commission (a republican) and the secretary of state (another republican) to resign and face criminal charges.
#2 – She quit her well paying job, cutting her family income by 60%. Working as a private citizen she was able to not only get the commissioners fired, but thrown into prison to boot.
#3 – Seeing that the corruption ran all the way up to the governor’s office, she decided to run herself and won.
As Governor of Alaska
#1 – Her first act as governor was to veto a popular new law depriving gay couples of the same benefits straight couples get. And this from the woman dims allude to as a homophobe. It was her contention that her personal beliefs should not enter into governing the state and that all people deserve equal rights. What a fruitcake huh?
#2 – She took on the oil companies and made them increase their payments to the state for the oil and gas they took from there.
#3 – Despite dim hand wringing over her expenses, she was able to make 30% more public appearances as the former governor while cutting the travel expenses by over 80%!!!
#4 – Again cut taxes (this is becoming a habit) while still giving every resident of Alaska checks for 2500 dollars from the increased oil and gas money.
#4 – Before she knew she was carrying a special needs kid, she adopted a plan to triple the money spent on education for children with special needs.
#5 – In 2008 she was voted a 25,000 dollar pay raise which she refused to accept.
#6 – Although dims blame her for the bridge to nowhere, the truth is congress passed the expenditure in 2005, BEFORE she was governor. She pulled the plug on the plan as “wasteful”.
#7 – Has worked hard to build a gas pipeline from Alaska to the lower 48 states, which would greatly increase the states income while at the same time lowering the heating costs in the lower 48. Others had been trying for 35 years to build it and all of them failed. Sarah succeeded. Exxon with Trans-Canada are building the 26 billion dollar pipeline.
#8 – Went to court to force oil companies to either use their leases or forfeit them.
Not bad for an insane Woman, right?
With more and more conservatives in the House rebelling against John Boehner’s increasingly questionable Speakership, Republican House leadership is now moving to quash in-house concerns by reaching across the aisle for support. Leadership is moving in the wake of a surprising move by 16 House Republicans to vote against a Republican leadership-crafted closed rule on a government funding bill. The rule was designed to limit amendments to the government funding bill, but some House conservatives, concerned over the Boehner team’s refusal to consider a floor vote on an amendment to defund Obamacare implementation, bucked Boehner on the rule.
After undergoing that unpleasant shock, House leadership hasn’t responded by listening to the concerns of the more conservative members of its caucus. Instead, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that he would be open to ramming through bills without the support of a majority of his own Republican caucus. Not just on small bills. On issues like immigration and gun control, McCarthy said, he’d be open to taking rogue Republicans across the aisle to work with Democrats….
MAKE THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS
SENATE ROLL CALL ON FISCAL CLIFF DEAL
The 89-8 roll call Tuesday by which the Senate passed the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012, which broke the “fiscal cliff” stalemate.
A “yes” vote is a vote to pass the bill.
Voting yes were 47 Democrats, 40 Republicans and 2 independents.
Voting no were 3 Democrats and 5 Republicans.
Sessions (R), Yes; Shelby (R), No.
Begich (D), Yes; Murkowski (R), Yes.
Kyl (R), Yes; McCain (R), Yes.
Boozman (R), Yes; Pryor (D), Yes.
Boxer (D), Yes; Feinstein (D), Yes.
Bennet (D), No; Udall (D), Yes.
Blumenthal (D), Yes; Lieberman (I), Yes.
Carper (D), No; Coons (D), Yes.
Nelson (D), Yes; Rubio (R), No.
Chambliss (R), Yes; Isakson (R), Yes.
Akaka (D), Yes; Schatz (D), Yes.
Crapo (R), Yes; Risch (R), Yes.
Durbin (D), Yes; Kirk (R), Not Voting.
Coats (R), Yes; Lugar (R), Yes.
Grassley (R), No; Harkin (D), No.
Moran (R), Yes; Roberts (R), Yes.
McConnell (R), Yes; Paul (R), No.
Landrieu (D), Yes; Vitter (R), Yes.
Collins (R), Yes; Snowe (R), Yes.
Cardin (D), Yes; Mikulski (D), Yes.
Brown (R), Yes; Kerry (D), Yes.
Levin (D), Yes; Stabenow (D), Yes.
Franken (D), Yes; Klobuchar (D), Yes.
Cochran (R), Yes; Wicker (R), Yes.
Blunt (R), Yes; McCaskill (D), Yes.
Baucus (D), Yes; Tester (D), Yes.
Johanns (R), Yes; Nelson (D), Yes.
Heller (R), Yes; Reid (D), Yes.
Ayotte (R), Yes; Shaheen (D), Yes.
Lautenberg (D), Not Voting; Menendez (D), Yes.
Bingaman (D), Yes; Udall (D), Yes.
Gillibrand (D), Yes; Schumer (D), Yes.
Burr (R), Yes; Hagan (D), Yes.
Conrad (D), Yes; Hoeven (R), Yes.
Brown (D), Yes; Portman (R), Yes.
Coburn (R), Yes; Inhofe (R), Yes.
Merkley (D), Yes; Wyden (D), Yes.
Casey (D), Yes; Toomey (R), Yes.
Reed (D), Yes; Whitehouse (D), Yes.
DeMint (R), Not Voting; Graham (R), Yes.
Johnson (D), Yes; Thune (R), Yes.
Alexander (R), Yes; Corker (R), Yes.
Cornyn (R), Yes; Hutchison (R), Yes.
Hatch (R), Yes; Lee (R), No.
Leahy (D), Yes; Sanders (I), Yes.
Warner (D), Yes; Webb (D), Yes.
Cantwell (D), Yes; Murray (D), Yes.
Manchin (D), Yes; Rockefeller (D), Yes.
Johnson (R), Yes; Kohl (D), Yes.
Barrasso (R), Yes; Enzi (R), Yes.
HOUSE ROLL CALL ON FISCAL CLIFF DEAL
The 257-167 roll call Tuesday by which the House passed the agreement that avoided the so-called fiscal cliff of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts and sent the measure to President Barack Obama.
A “yes” vote is a vote to pass the bill.
Voting yes were 172 Democrats and 85 Republicans.
Voting no were 16 Democrats and 151 Republicans.
X denotes those not voting.
There are 3 vacancies in the 435-member House.
Democrats – Sewell, Y.
Republicans – Aderholt, N; Bachus, N; Bonner, N; Brooks, N; Roby, N; Rogers, N.
Republicans – Young, Y.
Democrats – Barber, Y; Grijalva, Y; Pastor, Y.
Republicans – Flake, N; Franks, N; Gosar, N; Quayle, N; Schweikert, N.
Democrats – Ross, Y.
Republicans – Crawford, N; Griffin, N; Womack, Y.
Democrats – Baca, Y; Bass, Y; Becerra, N; Berman, Y; Capps, Y; Chu, Y; Costa, Y; Davis, Y; Eshoo, Y; Farr, Y; Garamendi, Y; Hahn, Y; Honda, Y; Lee, Y; Lofgren, Zoe, Y; Matsui, Y; McNerney, Y; Miller, George, Y; Napolitano, Y; Pelosi, Y; Richardson, Y; Roybal-Allard, Y; Sanchez, Linda T., Y; Sanchez, Loretta, Y; Schiff, Y; Sherman, Y; Speier, Y; Stark, X; Thompson, Y; Waters, Y; Waxman, Y; Woolsey, X.
Republicans – Bilbray, Y; Bono Mack, Y; Calvert, Y; Campbell, N; Denham, Y; Dreier, Y; Gallegly, Y; Herger, Y; Hunter, N; Issa, N; Lewis, X; Lungren, Daniel E., Y; McCarthy, N; McClintock, N; McKeon, Y; Miller, Gary, Y; Nunes, N; Rohrabacher, N; Royce, Y.
Democrats – DeGette, Y; Perlmutter, Y; Polis, Y.
Republicans – Coffman, N; Gardner, N; Lamborn, N; Tipton, N.
Democrats – Courtney, Y; DeLauro, N; Himes, Y; Larson, Y; Murphy, Y.
Democrats – Carney, Y.
Democrats – Brown, Y; Castor, Y; Deutch, Y; Hastings, Y; Wasserman Schultz, Y; Wilson, Y.
Republicans – Adams, N; Bilirakis, N; Buchanan, Y; Crenshaw, Y; Diaz-Balart, Y; Mack, N; Mica, N; Miller, N; Nugent, N; Posey, N; Rivera, N; Rooney, N; Ros-Lehtinen, Y; Ross, N; Southerland, N; Stearns, N; Webster, N; West, N; Young, Y.
Democrats – Barrow, N; Bishop, Y; Johnson, Y; Lewis, X; Scott, David, Y.
Republicans – Broun, N; Gingrey, N; Graves, N; Kingston, N; Price, N; Scott, Austin, N; Westmoreland, N; Woodall, N.
Democrats – Hanabusa, Y; Hirono, Y.
Republicans – Labrador, N; Simpson, Y.
Democrats – Costello, Y; Davis, Y; Gutierrez, Y; Lipinski, Y; Quigley, Y; Rush, Y; Schakowsky, Y.
Republicans – Biggert, Y; Dold, Y; Hultgren, N; Johnson, Y; Kinzinger, Y; Manzullo, Y; Roskam, N; Schilling, N; Schock, Y; Shimkus, Y; Walsh, N.
Democrats – Carson, Y; Donnelly, Y; Visclosky, N.
Republicans – Bucshon, N; Burton, X; Pence, N; Rokita, N; Stutzman, N; Young, N.
Democrats – Boswell, Y; Braley, Y; Loebsack, Y.
Republicans – King, N; Latham, N.
Republicans – Huelskamp, N; Jenkins, N; Pompeo, N; Yoder, N.
Democrats – Chandler, Y; Yarmuth, Y.
Republicans – Guthrie, N; Massie, N; Rogers, Y; Whitfield, N.
Democrats – Richmond, Y.
Republicans – Alexander, Y; Boustany, N; Cassidy, N; Fleming, N; Landry, N; Scalise, N.
Democrats – Michaud, Y; Pingree, Y.
Democrats – Cummings, Y; Edwards, Y; Hoyer, Y; Ruppersberger, Y; Sarbanes, Y; Van Hollen, Y.
Republicans – Bartlett, N; Harris, N.
Democrats – Capuano, Y; Frank, Y; Keating, Y; Lynch, Y; Markey, Y; McGovern, Y; Neal, Y; Olver, Y; Tierney, Y; Tsongas, Y.
Democrats – Clarke, Y; Conyers, Y; Curson, Y; Dingell, Y; Kildee, Y; Levin, Y; Peters, Y.
Republicans – Amash, N; Benishek, Y; Camp, Y; Huizenga, N; Miller, Y; Rogers, Y; Upton, Y; Walberg, N.
Democrats – Ellison, Y; McCollum, Y; Peterson, N; Walz, Y.
Republicans – Bachmann, N; Cravaack, N; Kline, Y; Paulsen, N.
Democrats – Thompson, Y.
Republicans – Harper, N; Nunnelee, N; Palazzo, N.
Democrats – Carnahan, Y; Clay, Y; Cleaver, Y.
Republicans – Akin, N; Emerson, Y; Graves, X; Hartzler, N; Long, N; Luetkemeyer, Y.
Republicans – Rehberg, N.
Republicans – Fortenberry, Y; Smith, N; Terry, N.
Democrats – Berkley, Y.
Republicans – Amodei, N; Heck, Y.
Republicans – Bass, Y; Guinta, N.
Democrats – Andrews, Y; Holt, Y; Pallone, Y; Pascrell, Y; Payne, Y; Rothman, Y; Sires, Y.
Republicans – Frelinghuysen, Y; Garrett, N; Lance, Y; LoBiondo, Y; Runyan, Y; Smith, Y.
Democrats – Heinrich, Y; Lujan, Y.
Republicans – Pearce, N.
Democrats – Ackerman, Y; Bishop, Y; Clarke, Y; Crowley, Y; Engel, Y; Higgins, Y; Hinchey, Y; Hochul, Y; Israel, Y; Lowey, Y; Maloney, Y; McCarthy, Y; Meeks, Y; Nadler, Y; Owens, Y; Rangel, Y; Serrano, Y; Slaughter, Y; Tonko, Y; Towns, Y; Velazquez, Y.
Republicans – Buerkle, X; Gibson, Y; Grimm, Y; Hanna, Y; Hayworth, Y; King, Y; Reed, Y; Turner, Y.
Democrats – Butterfield, Y; Kissell, Y; McIntyre, N; Miller, N; Price, Y; Shuler, Y; Watt, Y.
Republicans – Coble, Y; Ellmers, N; Foxx, N; Jones, N; McHenry, N; Myrick, N.
Republicans – Berg, N.
Democrats – Fudge, Y; Kaptur, Y; Kucinich, Y; Ryan, Y; Sutton, Y.
Republicans – Austria, N; Boehner, Y; Chabot, N; Gibbs, N; Johnson, Y; Jordan, N; LaTourette, Y; Latta, Y; Renacci, N; Schmidt, N; Stivers, Y; Tiberi, Y; Turner, N.
Democrats – Boren, Y.
Republicans – Cole, Y; Lankford, N; Lucas, Y; Sullivan, Y.
Democrats – Blumenauer, N; Bonamici, Y; DeFazio, N; Schrader, N.
Republicans – Walden, Y.
Democrats – Altmire, Y; Brady, Y; Critz, Y; Doyle, Y; Fattah, Y; Holden, Y; Schwartz, Y.
Republicans – Barletta, Y; Dent, Y; Fitzpatrick, Y; Gerlach, Y; Kelly, Y; Marino, Y; Meehan, Y; Murphy, Y; Pitts, Y; Platts, Y; Shuster, Y; Thompson, Y.
Democrats – Cicilline, Y; Langevin, Y.
Democrats – Clyburn, Y.
Republicans – Duncan, N; Gowdy, N; Mulvaney, N; Scott, N; Wilson, N.
Republicans – Noem, Y.
Democrats – Cohen, Y; Cooper, N.
Republicans – Black, N; Blackburn, N; DesJarlais, N; Duncan, N; Fincher, N; Fleischmann, N; Roe, N.
Democrats – Cuellar, Y; Doggett, Y; Gonzalez, Y; Green, Al, Y; Green, Gene, Y; Hinojosa, Y; Jackson Lee, Y; Johnson, E. B., Y; Reyes, Y.
Republicans – Barton, N; Brady, Y; Burgess, N; Canseco, N; Carter, N; Conaway, N; Culberson, N; Farenthold, N; Flores, N; Gohmert, N; Granger, N; Hall, N; Hensarling, N; Johnson, Sam, N; Marchant, N; McCaul, N; Neugebauer, N; Olson, N; Paul, X; Poe, N; Sessions, Y; Smith, Y; Thornberry, Y.
Democrats – Matheson, N.
Republicans – Bishop, N; Chaffetz, N.
Democrats – Welch, Y.
Democrats – Connolly, Y; Moran, N; Scott, N.
Republicans – Cantor, N; Forbes, N; Goodlatte, N; Griffith, N; Hurt, N; Rigell, N; Wittman, N; Wolf, N.
Democrats – DelBene, Y; Dicks, Y; Larsen, Y; McDermott, N; Smith, N.
Republicans – Hastings, Y; Herrera Beutler, Y; McMorris Rodgers, Y; Reichert, Y.
Democrats – Rahall, Y.
Republicans – Capito, N; McKinley, N.
Democrats – Baldwin, Y; Kind, Y; Moore, Y.
Republicans – Duffy, N; Petri, N; Ribble, Y; Ryan, Y; Sensenbrenner, N.
Republicans – Lummis, N.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
By Bob McDowell: As was postulated early last year, this was expected to be one of the most vicious and nasty election campaign periods in memory. All the while President Obama (D-IL), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Leader “Queen” Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would use their respective pulpits to call for more ‘civil’ discourse. It seems that their remarks were directed only to those in the Republican and conservative side of the political spectrum, since not one word has been heard from them, or their spokespersons, against the continual diatribes coming from their supporters and colleagues.
Experience and history has clearly taught me that is the course of action to be expected from those in the Communist/Socialist movements in the World. We have also seen that come out of the clergy and ‘elected officials’ of the Muslim nations. Decent thinking people are, or should be, deeply offended by the words and phrases used by those who would seek to arouse hatred in the uninformed so as to instigate riots and other nefarious actions.
This was made clear earlier last year when the Wisconsin Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law what was termed “right to work” legislation that ended the requirement that ALL employees of the State be members of a union and that the State MUST deduct the union dues from their pay checks and remit the collected dues to the unions. The same requirement was in the former law in respect to private companies and their employees. During the raucous ‘debate’ in the Legislature the members of the Democrat Caucus even fled the State in hopes that the vote could not be held due to the lack of a quorum. The unions organized ‘invasion’ protests and occupied the Capitol Building for days. Failing that, they presented petitions calling for a “Recall” election of the governor and some legislators, which then was unsuccessful.
Then late in the year, the same thing happened in Michigan and the unions bussed in from out of state thugs to protest, tear down a tent with people inside, and even physically attack a FOX reporter, which was captured on camera. Going along with the administration, the broadcast networks and CNN declined to show any of this misconduct, and some even denied it happened and accused the opposition of being the instigators of the uproar.
A member of the Democrat caucus in the Michigan Legislation even stated from the floor words to the effect that ‘if this passed there would be blood’. And where were the Nation’s leaders in the Democrat Party in criticizing this conduct and speaking? As of mid-January, not one word of criticism has been heard from any of them. So it would seem that they are in complete approval of this ‘uncivilized’ conduct. Further, they are quick to accuse the opposition of ‘obstruction’ and ‘non-cooperation’ in the fiscal negotiations that have become necessary because of the failure of the Congress to address the budget problems they, and their predecessors, have brought about.
It should be remembered that since the election of 2006, when the Democrats gained majority status in both houses, not one budget has been passed. It is Constitutionally mandated that one must be passed each year but they have passed “continuing resolutions” to operate the Federal Government. The House, since the 2010 election returned a Republican majority, has passed a number of budgets but Democrat Senate Majority Leader Reid has refused to even assign them to a committee, so no vote ever occurred.
We will not have a chance to change this until 2014, but it all should be remembered, and we should be seeking candidates to replace those who are so obnoxious.
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TWG: A few questions for the race-pimpin’ “professor” Adolph….. Since Martin Luther King was also a Republican, how do you sleep at night knowing so certainly in your feeble, distorted little mind that he, too, was just another “Stepin Fetchits” traitor to his own race? Should Republicans and Conservatives just put a stop to all of this hate on your end and establish a law not to ever hire a black American in their corporations, organizations, political offices, homes, military…. You know, because ANY Black American who would work with or for a cracka is so obviously a race-trading cretin lacking integrity…. in your deranged, hateful, bigoted brain? And here’s a question for everyone else…. WHY ARE THESE BEASTS TEACHING THIS TRASH TO OUR CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES?
The New York Times is a racist newspaper
Published by: Herman Cain on Friday December 21st, 2012
By HERMAN CAIN – The Gray Lady dons a white sheet and hood.
Apparently there is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania named Adolph Reed Jr. Professor Reed considers it a “puzzle” that there are black Republicans, and writes off said black Republicans as “tokens” who are so deplorable, he doesn’t even want to hear about them anymore.
That was pretty much the theme of Professor Reed’s rant in the Wednesday New York Times about the appointment of U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to replace U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. Like me, Scott is that most curious of animals – a black Republican – and Professor Reed makes it clear that he considers black Republicans to be little more than Stepin Fetchits, soulless black people who are willing to serve the white master at the expense of their true brethren:…..(Con’t)
CONTINUE READING: http://www.caintv.com/the-new-york-times-is-a-racist
TWG: Really, Gaetz? Careful what you ask for, you fascist little pig.
FL Senate President Laughs At Constitutionalist, Calls For Nullifiers To Be “Shot” & “Hanged”
Republican Florida State Senate President Don Gaetz showed the true face of tyrannical RINOs in the Republican Party when he openly laughed and mocked the Constitutional principles espoused by KrisAnne Hall, an attorney and former prosecutor, who supports the Tenth Amendment and the right of the States to nullify unconstitutional laws implemented by the federal government. However, it appears that Mr. Gaetz also indicated his support of the tactic of the seventh President of the United States Andrew Jackson in how he would deal with “nullifiers.” He would have them shot and hung.
According to Mrs. Hall, she not only spoke to Gaetz, but even wrote him and explained the positions of men like James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton on State sovereignty. She then received what can only be explained as a violence threatening email from Gaetz to anyone that would support nullification. Here’s what Sen. Gaetz wrote:
Thank you for your email and for your passionate views.
Like you, I believe Obamacare is unconstitutional and wrong-headed policy. I have consistently voted in the Florida Legislature for legislation that affirms our state’s options, obligations and sovereignty under the United States Constitution. I am working every day to ensure the election of national candidates who will repeal and replace this extraordinarily bad policy.
As to nullification, I tend to favor the approach used by Florida’s first Governor, Andrew Jackson:
It is said that one evening, while he was president, General Jackson was interrupted in his reading in his bedroom by an alarmed military aide who breathlessly reported, “Mr. President, the “nullifiers” are in front of the Executive Mansion with torches and guns. They are screaming that each state has the right to decide for itself which federal laws to follow. They threaten to burn us down if you will not agree with them.”
Without lifting his head from his reading, Andrew Jackson said, “Shoot the first nullifier who touches the Flag. And hang the rest.”
Chaplain, I have sworn an oath on my father’s Bible before Almighty God to preserve, protect and defend the constitution and government of the United States. And that’s exactly what I intend to do. Count me with Andrew Jackson.
Senator Don Gaetz
Apparently Senator Gaetz is completely ignorant of the Constitution concerning the Tenth Amendment, or has at best, a warped understanding of it, which leads him to threaten not only people like yours truly and Mrs. Hall, but all those who support State nullification of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Next week, we will vote in the most important election of our lifetimes. So today, we will not mince words.
I employ over 1000 people. From Democrats to Republicans, from Libertarians to Independents, I employ 1000 smart, hard working, and dedicated people from all walks of life. And, from the janitors to the desk jockeys, all are Capitalists.
Yes, all of them.
Not that being a Capitalist is a job requirement when you come to work for me. It’s not – not explicitly anyway. Implicitly however, absolutely.
Here’s how it works: I have work that needs to be done. You have the skill required to do the work. We freely enter into an arrangement by which you will trade with me your time for my money. We negotiate a wage and agree to terms. You come to work. I pay you.
Somehow though, this very simple idea, of individuals freely trading value for value, has managed to elude the current administration.
Patriots, I’d like for you to read a recent conversation I had with David Kelley of The Atlas Society and afterwards, I implore you, get out there and vote!
Friday, November 2, 2012
To Win or Not to Win
Producer John Aglialoro and Atlas Society founder David Kelley discuss the election….
The House of Representatives has passed more than 30 bills for jobs that are still being blocked by Senate Dims.
Empower Small Business Owners
Small business owners are being bogged down by burdensome regulations from Washington that prevent job creation and hinder economic growth. We must remove onerous regulations that are redundant, harm small businesses, and impede private sector investment and job creation.
Review of Federal Regulations
H.Res. 72 – Passed by the House (391-28) on February 11, 2011
Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act
H.R. 872 – Senate has taken no action to date
Energy Tax Prevention Act
H.R. 910 – Senate has taken no action to date
Disapproval of FCC’s Net Neutrality Regulations
H.J.Res. 37 – Senate has blocked a companion measure by a vote of 46-52
Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act
H.R. 2018 – Senate has taken no action to date
Consumer Financial Protection & Soundness Improvement Act
H.R. 1315 – Senate has taken no action to date
Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act
H.R. 2587 – Senate has taken no action to date
Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on The Nation Act
H.R. 2401 – Senate has taken no action to date
Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act
H.R. 2681 – Senate has taken no action to date
EPA Regulatory Relief Act
H.R. 2250 – Senate has taken no action to date
Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
H.R. 2273 – Senate has taken no action to date
Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
H.R. 3094 – Senate has taken no action to date
Regulatory Accountability Act
H.R. 3010 – Senate has taken no action to date
Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act
H.R. 527 – Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 10 – Senate has taken no action to date
Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act
H.R. 1633 – Senate has taken no action to date
Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act
H.R. 1837 – Senate has taken no action to date
Land in Accomack County, Virginia
H.R. 2087 – Senate has taken no action to date
Fix The Tax Code To Help Job Creators
America’s tax code has grown too complicated and cumbersome. We need a tax code that is flatter, fairer, and simpler to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, lessen the burden on families, generate economic expansion, and create jobs by making America more competitive.
Small Business Tax Cut Act
H.R. 9 – Senate has taken no action to date
Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act
H.R. 4 – Signed into law by the President on April 14, 2011
Health Care Cost Reduction Act
H.R. 436 – Senate has taken no action to date
3% Withholding Rule Repeal
H.R. 674 – Signed into law by the President on November 21, 2011
Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
H.R. 3630 – Signed into law by the President on February 22, 2012
Increase Competitiveness for U.S. Manufacturers
The more that American businesses export, the more they produce. The more businesses produce, the more workers they need. This means job creation. Expanding market access for U.S. made products will be a shot in the arm for businesses small and large and will create jobs.
U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
H.R. 3078 – Signed by the President on October
U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
H.R. 3079 – Signed by the President on October 21, 2011
U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
H.R. 3080 – Signed by the President on October 21, 2011
Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act
H.R. 1904 – Senate has taken no action to date
FAA Modernization and Reform Act
H.R. 658 – Signed by the President on February 14, 2012
Apply Countervailing Duty to Nonmarket Economy Countries
H.R. 4105 – Signed into law by the President on March 13, 2012
Encourage Entrepreneurship and Growth
America has historically been on the cutting edge of innovation and technological development, but we are increasingly falling behind our global competitors. We must make it easier for existing businesses to grow and allow more start-up companies to flourish.
The America Invents Act
H.R. 1249 – Signed into law by the President on September 16, 2011
Veterans Opportunity to Work Act
H.R. 2433 – Signed into law by the President on November 21, 2011
Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act
H.R. 3606 – Signed into law by the President on March 3, 2012.
Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act
H.R. 3012 – Senate has taken no action to date
FDA Safety and Innovation Act
S. 3187 – Passed the House.
Maximize Domestic Energy Production
The energy sector is crucial to our economic growth, and high energy costs have a major impact on job creation. We need policies that allow us to harness our abundant supply of natural resources in America, develop new sources of energy, and create jobs here at home.
Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
H.R. 1230 – Senate has taken no action to date
Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
H.R. 1229 – Senate has taken no action to date
Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act
H.R. 1231 – Senate has taken no action to date
Jobs and Energy Permitting Act
H.R. 2021 – Senate has taken no action to date
North American-Made Energy Security Act
H.R. 1938 – Senate has taken no action to date
Protecting Next Generation Energy Security (PIONEERS) Act
H.R. 3408 – Passed by the House (237-187) on February 16, 2012
Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act
H.R. 2842 – Senate has taken no action to date
Conservation and Economic Growth Act
H.R. 2578 – Senate has taken no action to date
Domestic Energy and Jobs Act
H.R. 4480 – Senate has taken no action to date
Pay Down America’s Unsustainable Debt Burden
The federal government is spending and borrowing so much that the United States will soon go broke. Washington’s spending binge has put our nation in debt, eroded economic confidence, and caused massive uncertainty for private sector job creators. It’s time to live within our means.
Budget for Fiscal Year 2013
H.Con.Res. 112 – Senate has not yet considered a budget of its own
Budget for Fiscal Year 2012
H.Con.Res. 34 – Senate has not yet considered a budget of its own
Cut, Cap, and Balance
H.R. 2560 – Senator Reid tabled the bill by a vote of 51-46.
[TWG Note: This is SO true. Romney won't fool Second Amendment Advocates, and he sure won't be getting our votes. The TEA Parties, GOP and RNC made a huge mistake putting Romney at the top of the pile. Romney's anti-gun policies, along with his refusal to address the Fast & Furious scheme has taken him out of consideration for many of us. Someone said last week "Asking me if I will vote for Romney or for obama is like asking me if I want to be punched in the nose or kicked in the balls." Yes, indeed.]
Romney backers ignore Fast and Furious at own peril
Top Republicans have identified “a half-dozen very Mitt-specific political dangers” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney “must navigate to unite the party and attract skeptical conservatives and independents,” Politico reported yesterday, and none of them deal with taking a stand on the Fast and Furious gunwalking criminal operation and the current administration’s role in it.
Among their concerns: The candidate “says stuff he shouldn’t say.” Romney “can’t connect with voters.” His base must be broadened. He faces “anti-Mormon” voter prejudice. His association with prominent backers like Donald Trump taints him with the “birther” brush. People aren’t convinced he can fix the economy.
The merits of these concerns are debatable, but one point is not: Nowhere in a list of priorities articulated for public dissemination by “top Republican officials” is there any indication that Fast and Furious is even on their radar…..(Con’t)