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John Boehner Needs to Go ~ Here is How You Can Make it Happen.

     

You can do something RIGHT NOW that will not take much of your time, but that can effect some much needed change in Washington, as soon as JANUARY 2013:

Send a letter or contact your representative to tell him or her you want them to ABSTAIN from voting for John Boehner’s renewal as Speaker of the House.   Only 16 members are needed to abstain from supporting Speaker BOEHNER in January.
 

You may not know how they vote until January, but it’s worth a shot. You should keep a copy of what you send, and follow up on how they voted. 

There are 233 House Republicans next Congress, and assuming no Democrats would vote for Boehner as Speaker (you never know), If 16 conservative Republicans abstain from voting, he would not regain the Speakership.  These are the four House Tea Party members and Fiscal Conservatives who were purged from at least two Committees on December 3rd:

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS) – House Budget Committee (96% FreedomWorks Lifetime Rating)
Rep. Justin Amash (MI) – House Budget Committee (100% FreedomWorks Lifetime Rating)
Rep. David Schweikert (AZ) – House Financial Services (96% FreedomWorks Lifetime Rating)
Rep.  Walter Jones (NC) – Walter Jones of North Carolina House Financial Services Committee

The legislators are dedicated to lower taxes, limited government and constitutional principles. The American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign.  If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in  January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his  speakership.  Please check the link at the bottom of this page for direct information from the AMA.

The following is a list of House Members Behind the Purge:

John Boehner Speaker
 
Eric Cantor Republican Leader
 

Paul Ryan Chairman Budget Committee

Kevin McCarthy Republican Whip

Peter Roskam Chief Deputy Whip

Cathy McMorris-Rodgers Republican Conference Chair

James Lankford Policy Chair

Lynn Jenkins Conference Vice-Chair

Virginia Foxx Conference Secretary

Greg Walden NRCC Chairman

Tom Cole NRCC Chairman (former)

Hal Rogers Chairman Appropriations Committee

Fred Upton Chairman Energy & Commerce Committee

Jeb Hensarling Chairman Financial Services

Pete Sessions Rules Committee

Dave Camp Chairman Ways & Means Committee

Lamar Smith Texas Representative

Doc Hastings Region I Representative

Tom Latham Region II Representative

John Shimkus Region III Representative

Mike Rogers Region IV Representative

Bill Shuster Region V Representative

Pat Tiberi Region VI Representative

Steve Scalise Region VII Representative

Lynn Westmoreland Region VIII Representative

Bob Goodlatte Region IX Representative

Ken Calvert Region X Representative

Jeff Miller Region XI Representative

Cynthia Lummis Small State Representative

Joe Heck 112th Class Representative

Richard Hudson 113th Class Representative

John Boehner’s speakership has been abysmal.  He has done nothing but slam the Tea Party behind closed doors. It is obvious that John Boehner is afraid of Obama’s shadow, yet continues to disrespect the constituents he is supposed to represent.  He betrays us on a daily basis, and is corrupt enough to act against us for personal gains.

Anti-Conservatives like John Boehner do not deserve to be in the position he has been entrusted with. He is an irresponsible steward of that trust and a liability to the Republican Party.

It’s time for him to go! If we stop John Boehner, it will be a small, but important victory for us.

Now let’s get busy!!  Here is the letter you can send along with the list of Representatives to Contact.

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Date

Name of Representative

Address (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/FL)

Dear Congressman/Congresswoman (last name),

I respectfully ask that John Boehner be removed from his position as Speaker of the House by abstaining from a vote that it to take place for his renewal in January.

His removal of Representatives Amash, Huelskamp, Jones and Schweikert from the Budget and Financial services committees is reprehensible. It is the latest of many examples of his disdain for Conservatives and in this case, four who are aginst his willingness to capitulate on tax increases.

As a citizen of the United States of America, I am deeply troubled by direction our country is heading.  We need a Speaker who will stand up to a president who is pushing a destructive socialist agenda!

I strongly disapprove of Mr. Boehner’s actionsBoehner’s actions this week and his weak leadership since 2010 is jeopardizing our national security and I am urging you to abstain from voting for his renewal.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

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For direct information from the AMA:

http://americanmajorityaction.org/blog/ama-names-target-congressmen-for-fireboehner-vote/

UPDATE Monday, 12/10/2012.

Conservative group American Majority Action (AMA) will endorse three conservative Republicans to replace current House GOP leadership including Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Whip Kevin McCarthy: Republican Reps. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, Jim Jordan of Ohio and Tom Price of Georgia. AMA has been pushing the #FireBoehner hashtag on Twitter and encouraging people to stand up against the Speaker for abandoning conservatism.

 

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Brevity and Fire: GOP ~ LEAD!

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By Isabel Matos

Sarah Palin was on Hannity Monday night, and one of the many reasons why I love her is because of her brevity and fire.  

A lot was written about the interview.  Two things stood out for me loud and clear.

BARACK OBAMA IS A SOCIALIST. He believes in redistributing wealth, in confiscating hard earned dollars of our small businessmen and women so that they cannot reinvest their dollars and hire more people and grow and expand.
 and..
REPUBLICANS, go back to what the planks in your platform represent: reigning in government and putting the power and the responsibility in the individual not the State. That gets us towards SOCIALISM. What goes beyond Socialism? COMMUNISM.

This was my message to my fellow Palinistas today.

I wanted to share how PROUD I was of Sarah last night. I’m always proud of her, but it was beyond even pride. No matter what happens, we could never ask for someone who is more dedicated to the people or a greater spokesperson for the cause of freedom.
 
To hear her say so powerfully what she did sent a chill up my spine. Finally! I know we all agree on how wonderful she is, but after last night, it is clear that any inconvenience, any time spent away from family, disappointments, any complaints, confrontations or challenges we may have had in the last year, two, three or more, it will have all been worth it! 
 
Sarah is OUR treasure. She will never forget us like the GOP who has NEVER had our backs.  She will never stand down, but stand up for us consistently.
 
Sometimes I feel like giving the weasels a break because Sarah is such a rarity in politics that no one could even begin to match her personal qualities or leadership abilities. But then I think, Nah. They ARE weasels! Every last one of them and they deserve to be rebuked for betraying us on a daily basis. It is painfully obvious who is leading, and she is doing it from the outside.  It is painfully obvious who is NOT leading, and they are IN DC not doing what we have given our vote of confidence to do.  She makes it look so easy, they make it look impossible!!

I just want to wish everyone a happy day, despite our troubles.  Can you imagine what a dark place we’d be in had it not been for Sarah’s guiding ray of light in all this?

Isabel

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Just between you and me, the GOP will not listen.  And they are TOO STUPID TO LEAD!  Please share your thoughts.  Thanks for reading.

Video courtesy SarahNET.

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Is GOP REFORM more feasible than a New Third Party?

The New Third Party blog post elicited quite a response!

First, Second and Third, It is up to Sarah to create a Third Party. In spite of the fact that I detest the Jeb BUSH dynasty and what it has done to our party for years, I have stated that throughout what I am trying to do ~ expose a problem and ask what is the solution?

As I was laying out the scenario, I felt in my heart it struck a nerve.  There is definitely discontent with the GOP.  Based on the response I received, I soon got the impression that it could never really happen without Sarah Palin.  The ONLY way to do a third party is for Sarah Palin herself to start one.  Here is why.

In just two days, I entertained thoughts from Conservatives and others, and found 100,000 ways in which they would not come together under one umbrella.  Everyone had a different vision of what the party should be.  Some wanted to just rebel against the establishment, others wanted a LEADERLESS party, and some wanted other candidates to lead.  We are TOO individualistic and splintered as voters.   That is our nature!  God bless us for that but being too opinionated can only make things more difficult.

Again, I have to be responsible in what I say. I never said I wanted to start the party, I just said there is enough DISGUST with the BUSHES’ GOP for me to want to start a new third party, and that I was offering reasons for doing so (the JEB Bush access to the GOP machine mainly) but ..

I said I would never venture out and do it alone. It was an option to consider. I like taking action when something is collectively agreed upon, but I NEVER ACT ALONE nor DO I WANT TO! This is simply not up to us. In addition, I said I wasn’t sure about the logistics of expenses entailed. It might be less expensive for Sarah to take on the establishment and run against the MACHINE than it would to start a third party.  I do not know for sure, but it sounds like it would be.

There is no other leader who I would trust holding a baton in a relay race, let alone, leading a Third Party effort.  It entails a lot more than just READ MY LIPS NO MORE BUSHES!! or  I’m sick of the GOP!!  I would get on Board immediately if she said that that is what she wanted to do.  She did say that if the GOP failed, it would be an option.

So, it is not a stretch in anyone’s imagination to think it could be a solution.  But, if Sarah decided to run for President, it would be crazy for her to let people know BEFORE 2014.  That is a long two years from now.  Starting a party would take much longer than that.  NO MATTER what she does, it will be great, but we must understand that without her, this Third Party idea would fail.

Now to the GOP Voters (which is a problem that needs to be addressed as GOP voter reform). They constantly complain about candidates not being exciting enough to vote for, but never stop to think WHY we fall into the same situation over the years and don’t connect the dots very well.  Take for example, people who support Marco Rubio.

I am Cuban-American and sometimes I like Marco Rubio and sometimes he disappoints me greatly, because more than anything I want GOP REFORM and to me, his association with Jeb Bush is the biggest ISSUE I have with him!  There are well-informed voters who I talk to who say they are TEA PARTY, yet support Rubio 2016, and it makes me cringe!!  They say they don’t like BUSH and repeat the mantra “No More Bushes” yet would gladly accept RUBIO as Bush’s Vice President should he be asked. Rubio himself has said he wants to run, but would let Jeb Bush take the lead if he ran. (WhY?) That’s another story for another day!

So, if you want Rubio because you’re TEA PARTY, why would you accept a presidential run by Jeb Bush with Rubio as Vice President?  Is it a disconnect? To me it is. And inconsistencies to me are one of the things I thrive on catching in politicians and now IN VOTER THINKING. I hate it when people SAY they want REFORM, but then don’t take any steps to make it happen, or when I know voters are kidding themselves (for whatever reason, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt always) but then act all surprised when results are different from what they expected.

As Conservatives, that has to change. We have to be bolder, more intellectually honest about our candidates (even questioning the ones we like), and better listeners. It’s not just important to give your opinion, but to listen to others when they speak.  We have to MEAN what we SAY and SAY what we mean.  DO WE or DO WE  NOT want reform?  a third party?  NO BUSHES?  WHAT do we want?   It would be great to have a SUMMIT to discuss the future of the Republican Party and have Sarah Palin and Allen West to speak, then do a townhall with our favorites. NO establishment heads, just US.  WHY NOT?

Are you following me?  I hope so. Whether we have GOP reform or start a new Party to put them in their place, we need to be feisty, yet smart, less tunnel-visioned, yet more resolute; less rigid, yet more decisive.  We need to adapt to the circumstances we are in and yet, keep focused on the task at hand, which is TO REMOVE the ESTABLISHMENT from POWER. Do you agree?

I am providing the survey below just to see how Conservatives react to a JEB BUSH 2016 scenario. Please fill it out if you can, and pass it along to your friends like I did by pressing ASK FRIENDS.  Let’s see how willing people are to really OVERTURN our Establishment. We have to DO better at communication among ourselves.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is considering a run for POTUS? Would YOU support JEB BUSH ~ CANDIDATE ~ for POTUS 2016?

https://www.facebook.com/questions/562004990492609

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!

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I’m in for a New Third Party! To Heck with the Bushes’ GOP!

The GOP has failed.  Now what?

I have spent the last four days dealing with the Jeb Bush possible (probable) run for President 2016, and can’t help but feel exasperated and even depressed at the thought that we are being set up yet again to have our voices ignored.  My answer to that?  Start a new Third Party once and for all. Why not?

The consequences of doing nothing far outweigh the risk of making the effort to do something.  I KNOW the issue of money is of great concern, and that is outside the scope of my comprehension or pay grade.  Someone else can deal with that crucial issue.

IM A DREAMER!

And a problem-solver!  People feel disenfranchised and would love to see A NEW DAY and a NEW REVITALIZED PARTY! But we are not going to get it by trying to change the one we have.  It’s been proven over time. How many “Bush” presidencies do we need in one lifetime to show that this is all fixed and that there has never been room for a REAL PEOPLE’s candidate to take their place?

If 2012 was NOT a wake up call for the GOP, then it is deaf, blind and beyond dumb!! And if it is NOT a wake-up for us, then let me ask you this: If not us, who?  If not now, when? Bush INC is NOT going to relinquish their power to We-the-People, so what choice are we left with?  They are our problem if WE CHOOSE to let them be our problem.  We can choose for the GOP NOT TO BE our problem.  It is well within our power to do so.

The party’s message is tired, worn out and has been proven not to work.  It is not going to change any time soon as long as the pernicious leadership remains at the helm.  If we cannot change the party leadership, then we need to change OURSELVES and say and do what me mean.

We must be taken seriously with a platform of Reform, Revitalization of the economy as well as Restoration of Principles and Honor in Politics.  I have heard some say the party name should be The Conservative Party.  That sounds fine to me.   The name doesn’t really matter, it is the spirit of the party that does.

I would rather spend my time dreaming about this than trying to beg the leadership to listen.  I would rather follow a new, exciting, refreshing solution to a problem we know won’t change, rather than try to fix a failing GOP mentality.

If it generates fear, frustration and setbacks, so be it.  It’s still worth a shot.

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RESULTS of 2012 ELECTION AMONG CUBAN-AMERICANS

By Isabel Matos

It used to be that Cuban-Americans voted almost exclusively for Republicans.  It was a vote always counted on by the Republican Party, but the results of recent polls conducted by Bendixen Amanda regarding the Cuban-American vote are telling quite a different story.  And they are raising a multitude of questions which have the GOP doing a lot of “splaining” these days.. more like spinning.

Local pollsters appeared on Spanish television on Tuesday (I have been tuning in lately just out of curiosity) to explain why Romney lost the Hispanic vote to Obama. Their answer (in part)? They insist that the core Hispanic support consisting of Cuban-Americans in communities such as Westchester and Hialeah is still over 50% Republican.  “Ay que bueno”, right?  Not.

The problem with that answer is that the 58% figure is down almost 30% from 1988 when the Republican party had just finished a second term by Ronald Reagan.  Who can get past those numbers without asking, Why the dip?  Please allow me to briefly answer the question so as not to waste any of your time with denial of or rationalization of the stats.  It is NOT because of the change in Hispanic demographics.

It’s because of your message and your candidates, GOP!

Since George H.W. Bush ran his campaign on “personality” instead of a true conservative message in 1988, we have not seen one true Republican candidate.  That has nothing to do with immigration trends. If it did, you would think Hispanics who left countries because of big government dictatorships would continue voting overwhelmingly Republican.  The fact is that the
GOP lost 7% points of the anti-communist Cuban-American vote to Obama this year alone.
That is huge.  Miami is where I live.  We have had a long struggle with communism and a history with not just the Bushes, but many other Republican presidential candidates who visit us over the years to court our coveted vote.  Cuban-Americans (in general) have traditionally wanted to see candidates express a tough stance on communism as well as the dictator on the island. Candidates  drop an expression or two in Spanish, sip the cafecito and get the must-have photo-op at Versailles. If they are lucky, they get escorted by the community leaders who effectively and cheerfully connect them to voters.
Times have changed
Even though the issue of communism is still important, there is a disconnect, and the message being presented is either confusing or not resonating with voters.
I am going to go out on a limb and bring up immigration.  Amnesty is a pesky little issue. It is a touchy  and complicated subject that the GOP thinks it can outsmart the left on.  A book on “Immigration Reform” is coming soon.  From what I understand, it is by JeB Bush.  I am sure it will have some merit, and I can’t wait to read it (I am being sarcastic of course), but it shows how preoccupied the GOP is with the subject matter.  It has been engaged in pandering for those votes for years while ignoring the key issues the Republican Party should be proud of.
We did not lose the Hispanic vote because of Immigration
The GOP needs to understand that we did not lose the Hispanic vote in 2012 because of this issue.  We lost because Romney did not connect with voters and because he did not make the case against illegal immigration well enough, among others.  The left is masterful at making Republicans look like a mean, anti-immigration party that it is not.  “Reform Conservatism” will not bring the voters back.
If any silver lining could be found from the results of the 2012 election, is that even though Jeb Bush has had a long history in this community, it should not automatically make him the next uncontested frontrunner for president in this community by virtue of that criteria alone.  The fact is, we could use a breath of fresh air around here!  And there is a window of opportunity for someone to come in and really WOW the new blood, not just the traditional base.
Real reform turns voters on!
Unhappy Republican Hispanics were turned off at the polls for reasons we may never know.  But it would be safe to say that voters, irrespective of ethnic background, would welcome a clear articulation of conservative principles including small government, personal responsibility, a secure border and a thriving American economy, and if they don’t, why do we want them as constituents in our party?  Fresh, bold ideas excite, as do charismatic  messengers who deliver them.
GOP:  IT IS NOT YOUR JOB TO TAKE CARE OF LATINOS.
I understand each group is different, but I am proud of my family’s work ethic. They sacrificed for what they have.  Immediately upon our arrival here, we were more than happy to receive a simple welcome kit with some toiletries.  We were grateful!  The huge welcome and big deal treatment was more than enough.  We were given access cards to a distribution center where we could get items such as canned peanut butter, canned meat (like spam), powdered milk and rice that were donated by stores.  We accepted the assistance for one month until my mother found a job.
What has been lost is the meaning of assistance.
Focusing on those who want what this country has to give them, and not those who are willing to sacrifice or be grateful for what this country inspires them to do is a mistake.  One thing to welcome a group of people coming into a new country who are grateful for the opportunity,  and quite another to pander to them just for a vote without any guarantee they will return the favor.  All voters see right through this.  They know that you are trying to be like the other side, but have not made your case that you are better.

What is in our Pledge of Allegiance, is Justice, not Amnesty for all!

The bottom line is, no matter how much they try to figure things out, the GOP always comes up with anything BUT the right answers for the problems we face.  I don’t even think that they have identified what the problem really is! If you don’t know what the problem is, how are you supposed to solve it?  As long as the GOP tries to beat the Democrats at the game they play best, GOP will be sure.    There’s a simple saying that I learned in high school and it goes like this:

You may not always be the best by being yourself, but you will always be second best by being somebody else.     
GOP: You’re trying to be Santa, and only Santa is Best at being Santa!
~ BENDIXEN AMANDA POLL ~

And now for the results from a Bendixen Amanda poll following the election on November 6th, 2012:

CUBAN-AMERICAN VOTE THIS ELECTION:

Overall                  ROMNEY   52%     OBAMA   48%

Absentee B          ROMNEY   74%     OBAMA   26%

Early voting        ROMNEY   54%     OBAMA   44%

Day of election   OBAMA     53%     ROMNEY  47%

CUBAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL VOTING OVER THE YEARS:

2012 –         REPUBLICAN  58%   DEMOCRAT  42%

2008 –        REPUBLICAN  65%   DEMOCRAT  35%

2004 –        REPUBLICAN  71%    DEMOCRAT  29%

2000 –        REPUBLICAN  75%   DEMOCRAT  25%

1988 –         REPUBLICAN  85%   DEMOCRAT  15%

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