C’mon now, guys. This gloating among establishment Republicans calls for the same reprimand we parents offer 12-year-olds who scuffle on the playground. I often remind my young daughter, especially, after her ball games, of the importance of being considerate and gracious in both victory and defeat.
Congratulations to candidates in yesterday’s small pool of state primary elections who will now move on to their respective general elections. Now, knock off the gloating. The GOP establishment must ratchet any kind of arrogance way down and get in touch with independent, constitutional conservatives who build the base of the party. They do the thankless work to put boots on the ground for your campaigns, and they show up to vote if you give us good reason to vote. Anything less and we will not secure victory for America this fall.
Surely, politicians and high paid D.C. consultants, you realize we all need to work together after these valuable competitive primaries that offer good debate and clear awareness of candidates’ positions, right? It’s extremely off-putting to witness post-primary smugness. Well-funded campaigns that rub a victory in the face of primary challengers’ supporters sure don’t endear the winning campaign to voters who are beyond tired of the selfish political games that have gotten the country into the mess we’re in. Your gloating causes apathy, if not downright disgust, among concerned citizens who want to remind you: “It’s not about you.”
You’re perpetuating an “us versus them” mentality with this gloating. That does our cause of defending our republic and all our freedoms and opportunities no good. Are we not on the same side, standing firm on all platform planks that empower the people instead of growing government? The people you’re mocking comprise the base of your own party, remember? To paraphrase the great Ronald Reagan: Rein it in and humbly learn how much we can accomplish together for America when we don’t care who gets the credit.
Bottom line: Politicos, more friends are needed leading up to the general election. Poking potential friends in the eye doesn’t earn the allies needed to win. Piper and her schoolgirl friends would tell you as much. Read more on this here:
– Sarah Palin
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Noted Texas Lt Governor Who Hates “Outsiders” Interfering In Texas Politics Gets Another Infusion of Outside Cash
By Gary P Jackson
Texas Lt Governor and his buddy Governor Rick Perry have been whining for months about “outsiders” interfering in Texas politics and “telling Texans what to do.” As is always the case, these two braying jackasses are the ones up to their necks in special interest money from Washington and beyond.
Casino billionaire comes to the aid of David Dewhurst in his Senate bid
Las Vegas casino magnate and big-time Super PAC donor Sheldon Adelson has come to the rescue of David Dewhurst’s Republican Senate campaign. Adelson, the CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., was a major backer of Newt Gingrich in his failed presidential bid. He has contributed $250,000 to the pro-Dewhurst SuperPAC the Conservative Renewal committee. That accounted for most of the $280,000 the PAC raised in May and June, according to the latest filing with the Federal Election Commission. Adelson is particularly interested in US support for Israel.
Conservative Renewal is one of two SuperPACs aiding Dewhurst against Republican rival Ted Cruz in the July 31 GOP runoff for the US Senate seat left by retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. The other SuperPAC, Texas Conservative Fund founded by former Rick Perry chief of staff Rob Johnson, reports raising $2.49 million in the latest reporting period from May 10 through June 30.
Among its biggest donors were GOP super-donor, Houston homebuilder Bob Perry. The Texas Conservatives Fund is reporting this week that it has spent another $1.3 million worth of TV ads into the Texas Senate race.
There’s nothing wrong with raising money, as long as it’s done legally, but by God if you are going to piss and moan when PATRIOTS like Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, and Mark Levin support your opponent, and cry about them being “Washington Insiders” you better not be taking any outside money yourself!
In Of David Dewhurst, Cronies, Lobbyists, and Soros Stooge John Podesta I noted that while movement Conservatives nationwide have been supporting Ted Cruz, Dewhurst is funded by lobbyists with an agenda that doesn’t align with the expectations of the American people.
I just got a note from our friends at Tea Party Express, who have been working hard to help us defeat David Dewhurst and elect Ted Cruz that is highly troubling. In fact, it blew my mind.
Let me share it with you and ask that you take action:
Dewhurst took more money from Washington D.C. lobbyists last cycle than both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi!
You heard that right! It is no secret that Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz’s opponent David Dewhurst has strong ties to the D.C. political establishment, but this revelation shocked even us.
He is using this money to falsely attack our candidate.
With only 12 DAYS until the election, we are responding with an emergency TV ad campaign called “Tea Party Supports Cruz” that will combat the Dewhurst SuperPAC lies and extol the conservative virtues of Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz.
With our nation on the brink of financial disaster, we have to send representatives to Washington D.C. that have the resolve to represent ‘We the People‘ and not special interests.
We are off to a good start, but we still need to raise $19,000 by the end of the day Sunday to finish the production of our pro-Ted Cruz TV commercial “Tea Party Supports Ted Cruz.” We have written the script and recorded the audio, but need the money start and finish the visual production – time is running out!
It is clear that momentum is on our side, but we can’t let up with 12 DAYS to go until this important election.
As the Cruz campaign points out, “Only one thing stands in the way of sending a proven conservative who will reduce government and defend the Constitution to the U.S. Senate… raising enough money to withstand another $10 million-plus negative onslaught from Dewhurst and his Super PACs.”
By Gary P Jackson
You know how Conservatives are constantly told that we must support anyone and everyone with a pulse and an “R” after their name? How many times during the 2010 campaign were we told we should support far left radicals like Mike Castle because they were “electable“? We were told it’s better to have someone who votes 80 percent of the time with us, than a democrat who will always vote against us. Never mind the fact that in reality, on issues that REALLY matter, these liberal Republicans rarely, if ever vote with the bulk of the party. And when they do, you can bet it’s only around election time.
The “anybody but a democrat” mentality, much like the “anybody but Obama” nonsense, is dangerous.
Case in point, courtesy of Weasel Zippers:
RINOs on Parade: 11 GOP Senators Allow Planned Parenthood Director to Become Federal Judge…
Senate Democrats were able to confirm the former director of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island to a lifetime federal judgeship after 11 Republicans voted to close debate on the nomination and allow it to come up for a final vote.
As a lawyer, the new judge was also involved in litigation against the tobacco industry and a failed lawsuit against former manufacturers of lead paint.
The cloture vote on the nomination of John J. “Jack” McConnell was 63 to 33 with 1 senator voting present and 2 senators not voting at all. Had 4 of the 11 Republicans who voted for cloture not done so, the nomination would have failed. A cloture vote requires 60 votes to succeed.
All 11 Republicans who voted for cloture — and thus to allow McConnell’s nomination to proceed — turned around and voted against the nomination itself on the final vote. That vote succeeded 50 to 44 and McConnell was confirmed.
The 11 Republican senators who voted for cloture and thus to permit McConnell to become a lifetime federal judge were: Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Mark Kirk of Illinois, John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and John Thune of South Dakota.
This is what these useless squishes do. They’ll “play nice” by allowing extremist judges to be voted on, then hide under the cover of the confirmation vote, saying “see, we TRIED to stop this, but were outnumbered!”
Never mind they could have stopped this rat bastard cold by never allowing a vote to happen. The democrats blocked dozens of highly qualified Bush appointees this way. Held them hostage trying to get Republicans to vote for bad legislation.
I don’t know if these establishment Republicans are malicious, or just criminally stupid. I do know this “go along get along” nonsense is insane. Spineless establishment Republicans are so naive, the actually think by helping democrats, the favor will be returned. These losers don’t understand that democrats see this as a war and will stop at nothing to win. Period.
These same people then complain about activist courts and run-away government, but fail to understand they are the ones who let this sort of thing happen. I’ve said it a million times, but these so-called “moderate [read liberal] Republicans are nothing more than enablers to the far left’s extreme agenda. If we had principled Conservatives sitting in those chairs instead, this sort of thing wouldn’t happen.
BTW, it was Olympia Snowe, who didn’t want to “stand in the way of history” who voted for cloture on the ObamaCare law, thus giving America the single worst piece of legislation ever created. Had she simply voted no, the legislation would have died the death it deserved. This is why having just any old seat filler with that precious “R” after their name is a ridiculous concept.
Weak Senate Republican leadership plays a part in this as well.
Of course, the precious, sainted “moderates” will always find a way to justify these betrayals, and leading GOP establishment show ponies will attack Conservatives, by comparing them to suicide bombing terrorists, just because they’d like someone of principle and good character representing them.
I not saying we need some sort of “purity test” before allowing someone to call themselves a Republican. That would be ridiculous. What I am saying is voters need to start paying attention to the details. We need to to demand our elected Republican leaders are of good character, understand and uphold the Constitution, as well as First Principles. The base of the Republican Party is Conservative. We must demand those we put in office be actual Conservatives as well.
We must demand the recruiting arms of the Republican Party for the House and Senate take the time to learn what an actual Conservative is, and recruit those sort of folks to run for office, not just anyone willing to give it a go.
Ask Senator John Cornyn how that “any one willing“strategy worked for him in 2010. Almost everyone his group backed was an complete and total loser. You had Arlen Specter go back to being a democrat,because he thought it would win votes, much as his switch to the Republican party did years before. You had Florida Governor Charlie Crist, after taking tons of money from the GOP, switch to independent after it became crystal clear he couldn’t beat Marco Rubio for the GOP nod.
And of course, there’s “Daddy’s Girl,” who lost the Republican primary in Alaska to Joe Miller. Then, instead of supporting Miller, the NRSC, Cornyn’s baby, dispatched lawyers to help Murkowski out. This was met with screams of protest. When it was clear she was done, how did she thank the GOP? By running as an independent, and with more than a little tomfoolery, won.
The GOP’s reaction?
Did they throw her off the committees she was on, especially after she vowed to embrace her new democrat friends?
Oh hell no!
She was welcomed back like she had been re-elected as a Republican. Treated like a trusted colleague rather than a political opportunist of poor character with no principles whatsoever. Since then, like the rest of these liberal Republicans, she’s been a reliable vote for the democrat party, and voted to allow cloture on the genocide facilitating judge.
Look, I’m not just picking on Senator Cornyn. He’s my Senator, and a reliable Conservative vote, and I like the guy, but he seems to be more worried about winning at all costs, rather than winning on principle. Never mind history tells us that principled Conservatives can win anywhere and everywhere, so long as they are good candidates, and the Republican establishment doesn’t throw a hissy fit when they do win, as Karl Rove did when Christine O’Donnell destroyed his buddy Mike Castle in the 2010 Delaware primary.
Rove, who was angered when the Tea Party couldn’t be bribed into leaving Castle alone, went on a week long jihad against O’Donnell, started the very night she won, before she had even given her acceptance speech! Rove trashed her all day, every day, to anyone who would listen. I mean the guy went berzerk!
Christine was not the strongest candidate ever fielded by the GOP, but her opponent was an avowed Marxist, and was totally beatable. I still wonder how things would have worked out had Rove and other establishment hacks kept their yaps shut.
Oddly enough, the Marxist, Chris Coons, has turned out to be slightly more conservative than Mike Castle with his votes. Imagine that.
We have an important election coming up in 2012. Maybe the most important one in the nation’s history. It will determine if America is to survive, or just become a failed agricultural experiment. As Conservatives, we can no longer stand by while the Republican establishment enables the democrat party.
Look, we understand the democrat party has devolved into nothing more than a collection of socialists, communists, and other assorted neerdowells who want to completely transform the nation from a Representative Republic into their idea of a socialist utopia. We are not surprised by anything these folks do. In fact, we are shocked when they do something that doesn’t advance their extreme goals.
Thing is, we’d like to have a group of Republicans representing US, that won’t help facilitate America’s decline at every turn, by voting with the democrats.
Is that too much to ask?
Sarah Palin Talks About Conservative Victories And “Impotent, Limp, And Gutless Reporters” With Sean Hannity
By Gary P Jackson
Sean Hannity talked with Sarah Palin on Wednesday about a number of topics.
Sarah talks about taking on the Republican establishment (something she has a long history of) how conservatism works, energy independence, and well, her philosophy on life.
Oh, and she takes on “impotent, limp, and gutless reporters.”
Sarah also lays out her platform and tells her fellow conservatives what they must do to win in November.
This is an essential interview:
Audio courtesy of PalinTV
By Gary P Jackson
The above video hit my inbox a day ago and serves to remind us all of a real danger America faces: squishy, “moderate” Republicans. Look, we know what we have with the Obama regime, and his Congress. They are all hard core communists, hellbent on grabbing as much power as possible, and destroying the very fabric of American society, hoping to replace it all with their sick vision of life and government. As horrifying as that is, at least we know it, and can fight it. There should be no delusions about who these Marxist-democrats are.
On the other hand, many people see “Republican” and think “conservative” which can be very dangerous. While real conservatives believe in the Constitution and the Rule of Law, these squishy establishment Republicans, like Lisa Murkowski, have no real solid principles, and end up being nothing more than enablers for the Marxist-democrats who are destroying our nation. Many are all too eager to help, so they can say they are “bi-partisan” and call themselves “statesmen.”
At the height of the ObamaCare debacle, every Republican was shouting they would indeed make repealing this unconstitutional boondoggle their first act upon taking over Congress. Now we are starting to see the usual suspects backing off of this stance.
While this video is rather short and cuts Senator Murkowski off, it served as a reminder of the great piece Stacy Drake wrote earlier this month on the occasion of Sarah Palin endorsing Murkoski’s opponent Judge Joe Miller, the former Superior Court Master from Fairbanks.
Lisa’s entire statement was:
Repealing this is not the answer in my opinion, because if you just repeal and you do nothing, we will not have addressed health care reform.
Now this is nonsense, as the conservative Republicans have a solid plan that uses market based solutions to bring about much needed reform, including law suit reform. (tort) The conservative Republicans always had a solid, workable plan. It’s ready to go, ready to replace ObamaCare, the second it’s repealed.
Repealing and replacing ObamaCare with a workable solution is the only way to retain quality health care for all Americans. As we read every day, more and more problems are being found with this insane piece of legislation, that absolutely no one read before voting on, and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, proclaimed “we’ll have to pass to see what’s in it.”
We are learning that health care costs are about to rise greatly, and many employers are looking to discontinue coverage for their employees, due to draconian taxation and regulation brought about by this immoral legislation.
The very idea that Lisa Murkowski views ObamaCare as a “work in progress” is both incredibly troubling and totally distasteful.
This isn’t the first time Lisa Murkowski has sided with the Obama regime over common sense. As Stacy Drake noted,Lisa had this to say about Sarah Palin’s famous “death panels” statement that turned the health care debate on it’s ear:
It does us no good to incite fear in people by saying that there’s these end-of-life provisions, these death panels … Quite honestly, I’m so offended at that terminology because it absolutely isn’t (in the bill). There is no reason to gin up fear in the American public by saying things that are not included in the bill.
Now this is rather pathetic and ignorant on Murkoski’s part, on several levels. For one thing, no one can turn a phrase better than Sarah Palin. She has an extraordinary ability to take a rather involved subject, and distill it down to just a few simple words that say it all. Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire” George Bush referred to an “axis of evil” when describing our enemies. Important issues require powerful words, and none were more powerful in 2009 than “death panels.”
It’s very interesting to note that while every conservative understood almost instinctively what Sarah was talking about: health care RATIONING, the squishy, establishment Republicans got it wrong every single time. They all went on and on about “end of life counseling” a provision where doctors are required to talk to older people, presumably in the last stages of life, about options. As troubling as that is unto itself, it had nothing to do with what Sarah was saying.
When Sarah introduced the world to the phrase “death panels” she also went on to talk about health care rationing, as well as Obama’s very own “Dr Mengele,” Ezekiel Emanuel who authored the “Complete Lives System” a sickening tome that lays out in detail who “deserves” health care, and who doesn’t.
Under ObamaCare, unelected bureaucrats will sit on panels and decide who will and who won’t get care, and by law, there will be no appeal. If that’s not a “death panel” then what the hell is?
To me this shows an incredible amount of ignorance on Murkowski’s part that she didn’t understand what most people got right away. You’d think a United States Senator would possess a minimum amount of reading comprehension skills, but I guess not.
The real problem here though is Murkowski, like the other establishment Republicans, actually likes Big Government, and doesn’t see a problem with ObamaCare, which is the biggest government power grab in the history of our Republic. I find this the biggest danger of all, and why we must send these establishment Republican squishes packing. They’ve enabled the Marxist-democrats in their quest to destroy America enough already.
Thankfully, there is a solid alternative, Joe Miller.
Miller, who has a unique and compelling life story, has been endorsed, most notably, by Sarah Palin, the Tea Party Express, Red State’s Erick Erickson, Dr. Christie Eberhard, the President of Alaska Right to Life, as well as many more listed here.
Joe Miller is a solid, common sense, constitutional conservative. In order to save our nation, we simply must rid ourselves not only of Marxist-democrats, but squishy establishment Republicans as well. We must elect men and women who believe in the Rule of Law, and understand that our Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
Let’s help send Joe Miller to Washington, and Lisa Murkowski packin’!