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If the Court upholds the law, dangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage. Backed by Super PAC’s and shadowy front groups like Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, they’ll do everything in their power to defeat President Obama, demonize Democrats who fought for health care reform and, if they win the election, dismantle the law piece-by-piece.
Yep, that is my plan tomorrow, to go on a rampage. By the way – the “dangerous” Tea Party will be doing everything in its power to defeat President Obama even if the law is overturned. Obamacare is only a symptom of a much greater problem.
Patriots,Did you know that the Supreme Court is expected to release its ruling of Obamacare by the end of this month?This could be one of the biggest rulings of this century and we want to bring you as much information as quickly as we can surrounding the ruling.Within 2 days of the ruling we will be hosting a Tele Town Hall with some very special guests. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Congressman Steve King, Senator Rand Paul and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will all be joining us on the call to give you their take on what the Supreme Court decides.The date will be determined when the Supreme Court releases its decision and will either be the night of the ruling or the night following the ruling, but the call will be at 8pm EDT. We’d love to have you join the call!We will send an email as soon as we have set the date and the great thing is that once you sign up with your phone number, we will automatically call you to conference you into the call the night of the call.We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event and yet another stop on the Road to Repeal!Tea Party Patriots National Support Team
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Senator Lugar will be retiring from the senate come January. Not by choice, but by the will of the people in Indiana.
I have been having a back forth with several different people about this since the news hit last night. They are blaming the libertarians and The Tea Party for Lugar’s defeat. They are none too pleased. I have heard that Lugar is conservative enough. Really, for whom? It would seem to me that the person he is conservative enough for is President Obama or maybe majority leader Reid. After all he supported both Kagan and Sotomayor for their seats on the supreme court. It will be a rare instance when either of these justices put the written constitution before their own political belief systems. There is nothing conservative about voting for either of these women. You cannot say that someone who is putting ideology before the constitution means that they are qualified for the bench. They are both judicial activists that will continue to erode the limited role of government intrusion into our lives that our constitution guarantees us all.
Lugar is a supporter of embryonic stem cell research, has a rating of 78% from the Conservative Union, has a rating of D+ from the NRA and an F from Gun owners of America. He supported not just TARP, but the illegal and unconstitutional take over of the car companies. He said not one word when President Obama gave the unions preferential treatment over the car companies bondholders. Even though that was in violation of bankruptcy laws. He has consistently voted against much-needed earmark reform. His record on illegal immigration has shown someone who sides with the illegal immigrant over the rule of law. He also supported Kathleen Seiblus for HHS. A woman who is raising her own personal war on consciences of people of faith in this country.
I am supposed to think that this man is a good representative of conservative values and the Republican party?
Mourdock has a record of protecting life, protecting the 2nd amendment, standing up to the President’s auto company takeovers; he actually took the administration to court to try to stop it and protect the bond holders. He has brought fiscal sanity back to Indiana by returning money to the state treasury every year, refusing a pay raise, helping communities lower bond costs by pooling resources; saving tax payers money and increasing the effectiveness of the pension funds for the retirees. Indiana has a stronger fund for families to save for college and the pensions he heads were recently named as one of the top managed pensions in the country.
Boy, he certainly is someone I should turn away from simply because The Tea Party backed him. Those crazy people who would rather see someone in office that will fight to regain some fiscal policy to our federal government.
I have resisted the meme that the “establishment” GOP is trying to stop much-needed reform and is only interested in the status quo. After looking at Lugar’s record and seeing the people who tried to stand up and say he is “conservative enough” I have to give. That is exactly what is happening. I get that compromise is needed to get things done. I don’t deny that. But it is time that we have conservatives in Washington that understand that the nature of the compromise has been that republicans spend money and the democrats talk about future savings that never materialize is no longer working. It is time that we cut the budget, rid ourselves of waste, and get our financial house in order.
I guess the difference is that I feel no real allegiance to the republican party anymore. They are just as much to blame for the mess we find ourselves in. I am a conservative first, not a republican.
So I must ask again, Senator Lugar is conservative enough for whom?
Good Riddens Senator Lugar.
I could watch this all day. Juan Williams is smarter than this, or at least I thought he was. The Tea Party is not violent. You can disagree with the agenda that they have, but keep it on the issues. Otherwise you end up looking as beclowned as poor Juan here. There is hope though, his son was recently listed as one of the top black republicans to watch, is running for city council in Washington, DC.
Several small studies have been completed by The University of Waterloo, Ontario and Duke University, the finding show that more ignorant a person is on a complicated issue the more likely they are to allow the government handle it. I would think that Global Warming would be one of these issues, as trying to read some of the scientific data on it is a mind numbing experience.
But, I have to wonder would the results be similar if they studied less complicated issues? We live in a society where government dependency is becoming more and more commonplace. One has to look no further on the record numbers on food stamps at the moment. While there is an economic reason why so many have found themselves in a position to take help from the government at this point in time in our history, can we say that this is not going to lead to more government dependency as time goes on? I don’t think that will be clear for quite some time, but it should be a growing concern in this country.
We are seeing Europe going through austerity measures and in Greece the people are not reacting well to having to retire later and getting fewer benefits. Isn’t this sort of the same type of thing? Is the average person living in Greece looking at the numbers and looking at the not so healthy world economy? One would think that if they were paying even the least little bit of attention they would realize that the changes are quite literally vital to their country’s economic well-being.
Uncertainty brings anxiety, Shepherd and Kay explain, and one way to deal with that anxiety is to “simply outsource personal responsibility to supposed qualified others.”
Do we really have “qualified others” in our government at present? I am sure that some are, but just take a look at the failure of the “Super Committee”, a committee that was formed that never had a chance of anything but failure. These are the people we should be looking at as qualified?
But here is the money item:
“Being actively critical of something one is dependent on is thought to be psychologically uncomfortable, and therefore avoided in favor of increased perceptions of legitimacy, trust, and desirability. System justification theory posits that people are motivated to justify and legitimize the status quo and the system in which one lives.”
Once you have turned over the control to the government you are basically giving them unlimited power to do whatever they want to your life. You become complacent and no longer feel the need or the desire to pay close attention to what is going on around you. You become almost slave like to the whims of people who you have never met, who don’t understand your real needs or desires, nor do they care to know. You have given them unbridled power to behave as they so choose. They then become addicted to the power and will say and do anything to hold onto that power.
I have been saying for years that we have no one to blame but ourselves for the mess that we are currently facing. We have the government that we deserve. We expected it work just fine on auto-pilot. Clearly, with trillions of dollars worth of debt, public schools that are failing our children, and public officials that are out of control, we were wrong.
The one bright spot of the research was the following on the Tea Party:
“Generally I think of those movements as representing instances where people are not following our model, possibly because these are people who feel a) a sense of personal control/efficacy, and b) feel like their behavior can create change. This sense of personal control and ability to create change may make people feel less dependent on the government, or change how they respond to perceived dependence. Either way, it means that the individual may be less inclined to truth authority and avoid the issues.”
It is clear that we must become more involved in our government and the issues facing this country or we face a life of dependency and outsourcing any sort of control over our own lives.
“I don’t disrespect the Tea Party, I think the Tea Party and the Van Jones folks are different hats of the same concern. There’s an overwhelming frustration. There’s a great frustration here in America that the two parties haven’t been able to get very much moving. We have been in this period where there’s just nothing but fighting. So, you have, on the one hand, Van Jones’ guys — whoever he is — the point is, talking about the excesses of Wall Street and there’s some truth in what he says and there’s truth in what the Tea Party says.”
Vice President Joe Biden on the Anti-Wall Street Protests.
Why is Joe Biden acting like he and Van Jones don’t know each other? They gave a speech together two years ago. Interesting indeed.
“They played by the rules of American politics, they got angry, they got organized, they got here, and they got what they wanted. … If you want to change Washington, that’s what you have to do.”
Tom Brokaw on The Tea Party.
At least someone in mainstream media gets it.
Joan Walsh: “A Lot Is Not Known” About Bachmann’s Foster Children It’s predictable, but still shocking and sick when you see it.
So was Michelle Bachmann somehow a slut for caring for children not her own?
My God! This filthy extreme left Obamamaniac is really going to go after the foster children of Rep Bachman? I had to listen to this clip 3x to believe she actually said that. Obama’s children are off limits, but the extreme left is already planning to go after Rep Bachman’s children, and openly saying it publicly? I have never seen or heard anything as filthy or sleazy, and I’ve heard and seen a lot. Ms Walsh has hit a new low for the extreme left. I don’t know how you get dirtier than this. Obama should publicly reprimand her and tell the extreme left that people’s children are off limits, that is unless this started out of the White House?
Bachmann’s closing on Romney even in New Hampshire, so she’s getting the Palin treatment. Good luck with that. Obama poll numbers lately. And those other inconvenient numbers.
In one sentence, Palin did more to advance the cause of women in politics than all the Women’s Studies Ph.D’s in all the universities in this country combined.
Which is why Sarah Palin scares liberal women to death.
Oh yeah, she had said she needed more time to consider whether the passage of the bill violated the open meetings act, then went on vacation. Now she’s baaaack, and still hasn’t ruled on the merits (such as they are NOT) The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.This Secretary of State business reminds me of the Illinois posturing about seating seedy Dem Sen. Roland Burris, using process to evade common sense. This is how the leftie-leaning legal profession strikes many of us these days. I thank God that after my acceptance at UW law school years ago, when I was still a wavering liberal, I got a private sector job offer and never looked back.Another reason to eliminate Secretaries of State. (Isn’t that how corrupt IL GOP Gov. Ryan ascended?) And eliminate process, if it means you have to publish laws in the MSM for them to take effect. Why should they have so much power vested in them?An interesting split among law profs at Marquette. One agrees with Judge SEIU Sumi. The other:Richard Esenberg said he was not surprised by the ruling but criticized the judge.
“There is applicable Supreme Court precedent that a court has no authority to enjoin the publication of a law,” he said. “The state has repeatedly cited that law to her and as far as I know she has not only failed to explain herself about why she feels she has the authority, she hasn’t even acknowledged there is an issue. That just leaves me speechless.”
Esenberg was referring to a 1943 state Supreme Court opinion that said courts could not interfere with legislation until it is published and becomes law.
According to the JS the Assistant Attorney General says the law is absolutely still in effect.
“Free men of every generation must combat renewed efforts of organized force and greed to destroy liberty.”
More over by me at BackyardConservative.
Happy new House New Year.
The imperial Pelosi era is over. No more boozing cross-country plane-loads at our expense. No more strutting and bashing We the People with her gavel. No more imbecilic arrogance of we have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.
She’s still telling whoppers as she steps down.
Power Play has long observed he and his staff to be among the least cynical, most earnest of any on the Hill. It may seem contrived or cheesy to critics, but these folks actually believe in what their talking about.
Whatever the barriers Pelosi broke, John Boehner will certainly be the first brother of 11, German-Catholic, tavern keeper’s son from blue-collar Cincinnati to wield the gavel. Those roots are reflected in the people he has gathered around him and in their priorities.
–crossposted at BackyardConservative
What passes for debate at Time, via NRO’s Geraghty.
2008 was Barack Obama. Ditto.
2007 was the murderous Vlad Putin.
I think Time owes us a good one. For a change.
If they can’t bring themselves to name the eeevil Sarah Palin (because, after all, how many conservatives read Time) then the TEA Party would be a good choice. Just in the interest of their retaining a shred of journalistic integrity. Or they too may be sold for a dollar.
Who’s your pick, folks?
Another (part of the) country heard from, The Middle Coast.
A taste of what’s to come. Happy trails:)
In case you missed it, the ABC interview on horseback.
In July, Illinois went to market with a $900 million BAB issue that attracted 93 investors, including 17 from overseas. The international investors accounted for about 30 percent of the offering. Illinois state officials even joined their underwriters, Citigroup, on a road show through Europe and Asia to drum up interest in the sale.
Screwing up the current one. From e21 Morning eBrief:
In Foreclosure Controversy, Problems Run Deeper Than Flawed Paperwork (Round Up)Millions of U.S. mortgages have been shuttled around the global financial system – sold and resold by firms – without the documents that traditionally prove who legally owns the loans. Now, as many of these loans have fallen into default and banks have sought to seize homes, judges around the country have increasingly ruled that lenders had no right to foreclose, because they lacked clear title. The court decisions, should they continue to spread, could call into doubt the ownership of mortgages throughout the country, raising urgent challenges for both the real estate market and the wider financial system. The White House has announced that President Obama will pocket veto H.R. 3808 which would have allowed banks to shortcut the current notarization process. See Alphaville for and the Washington Post for more more.
Goldman Sachs: The US Economy Is Weaker Than You Think (Seeking Alpha)Goldman Sachs issued a very bullish note on the Euro this morning. Not because they think Europe is entering a period of robust growth. No, in fact they reduced their estimates for European growth based on the recent Euro strength; however, they see the U.S. economy simply deteriorating more than Europe. The chart in this presentation that jumped out was the ISM’s index compared to the orders & inventories. The orders and inventories data shows a very strong leading indication of future ISM growth. Currently, the orders and inventories data is forecasting ISM readings in the low 40s.
Peggy Noonan on Greece and America’s reaction:
Mr. Lewis: “The Greek state was not just corrupt but also corrupting. Once you saw how it worked you could understand a phenomenon which otherwise made no sense at all: the difficulty Greek people have saying a kind word about one another. . . . Everyone is pretty sure everyone is cheating on his taxes, or bribing politicians, or taking bribes, or lying about the value of his real estate. And this total absence of faith in one another is self-reinforcing. The epidemic of lying and cheating and stealing makes any sort of civic life impossible.”
Thus can great nations, great cultures, disintegrate, break into little pieces that no longer cohere into a whole.
Read it all.
This election is so damned important.
Related post: Obama Desperately Trying to Save His Own Senate Seat
–crossposted at BackyardConservative (I’m going crazy, people)
Andy McCarthy, Contra Buckley:
The movement now ascendant in the country is not about anything so small as the question of which party has control over the Senate in 2011. It is about the future of freedom and prosperity, about the kind of nation we will be. Its goal is to return the United States to a pre–New Deal understanding of the Constitution’s limits on federal power, and to a pre–Baby Boom Left’s appreciation of the greatness of America. That is not a project for one election cycle. It is the work of a generation.
The Buckley Rule has no place in that enterprise. The object is to make Big Government pols of both parties members of an endangered species. And unlike the callow GOP establishment, the tea party is bold enough to believe good ideas — applied, limited-government conservatism — can win even in Delaware . . . and Massachusetts.
The GOP establishment will either get the message or it will go the way of the failed candidates it has backed. If it had done its job, if it had undertaken to represent rather than thwart the public will, it wouldn’t now be asking itself how you get Christine O’Donnell elected. It would have found a better Christine O’Donnell.
Read the rest.
My latest snark on FLOTUS. Of like mind, Pink Cinderellas, All in a Row , via Pundit & Pundette. Latest snark on POTUS/TOTUS. Plus the suburban vote is in play, but WaPo gets only part of the story, as usual. Is Michelle coming to your neighborhood?