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Libertarians Claim Romney Cannot Appear on the Ballot in November

On August 15th, the Libertarian Party in Washington State petitioned to have Mitt Romney’s name removed from the Republican ticket in November. They are claiming that the GOP is no longer ‘significant’ enough to qualify as a major party under Washington law.

2012 Republican Candidate for President Mitt Romney (AP)

Chapter 29A of the Revised Code of Washington defines a major party as:

a political party of which at least one nominee for president, vice president, United States senator, or a statewide office received at least five percent of the total vote cast at the last preceding state general election in an even-numbered year.

The lawsuit by the Libertarian Party claims that Republican Dino Rossi, who received 48% of the vote for the U.S Senate in 2010, was not officially nominated by the GOP. Therefore, no Republican nominee qualifies to be on the November ballot, because no Senate candidate reached the ‘magic number’ of votes.

Much to no one’s surprise, the GOP disagrees. Per the Associated Press, the Republican-led state election committee points to an administrative code that essential repealed the rules cited above. Chairman of the committee, Sam Reed, argues that the enacted election regulation of 2004, defines a major political party as, “a party whose presidential candidate received more than five percent of the vote in the last white house vote”.

Using this standard, both the Republican and Democrat party qualify as major political party, and should both be represented on the presidential ballot come November.

But whose definition is the correct definition?

John Mills, the attorney representing the Libertarian Party, calls for a separation of powers. He argues that laws passed by the state legislature carry more weight than regulations passed by separate government agencies.

“As a legal matter, that’s kind of a frivolous argument,” Mills said. The Legislature hasn’t repealed the old laws, and an effort to make those changes a few years ago failed.

State Republican Party Chairman Kirby Wilbur is calling the lawsuit “silly.”

However, does any of this really matter? If you know anything about the Electoral College and how states lean, you know that Washington state is almost a guaranteed Democratic state every presidential election. So does it even really matter if Romney is on the ticket? Some say no, but Republicans in Washington will make sure Romney is on their ticket, that I am sure of.

 

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Rick Perry: Perfect Christian, Perfect Candidate, Superhero, Or None Of The Above?

Today is the day. This day has been debated throughout the political community for some time now. Will Rick Perry, Governor of the Lone Star State, throw his hat into the ring for the 2012 Presidential race? Today Governor Perry made it official! Yes, he is running for President!

There are as many conflicting arguments on this debate as any other political topic, ranging from Rick Perry is “Reagan incarnate“, to he is a “Bildergberg plant”, to he is a “strong man of faith“, and many other arguments in between.

As a very proud citizen of the great state of Texas,  I must admit that I, too, have conflicting views when it comes to Governor Perry.

If you have read any of my previous articles on the Governor, you will more than likely assume that I am Rick Perry’s number one advocate. What you may find intriguing is in the 2010 Governor’s election I did not want him to be re-elected. In the primary, originally, I was a supporter of Debra Medina. I liked the fresh face on the scene, someone who was not “establishment”. However, before the primary election, Ms. Medina lost my support. In the end, Governor Perry was my only choice.

I am relatively new to the political world. You also may find it odd that while I am heavily involved in politics on this side of the fence, I absolutely despise the entire system! I was one of the “ostrich’s” with their hand in the sand for many years. I did not care about politics in the least. The only “involvement” I had politically was voting in the “big elections”.

When Barack Obama came on the scene, I woke up! In fact, I will never forget the first time I saw him. It was the 2006 election, where he won the Senate seat in Illinois. He was a virtual unknown at the time, but my husband, a Political Science major, made the comment, “Watch that man! This is not the last time you will see him!”

Interestingly enough, though I still wanted nothing to do with politics, I remember that day very vividly. Maybe it was the matter-of-fact tone- somewhat ominous in nature-  in my husband’s voice. Whatever the reason, the fanfare of his victory lived on in my mind’s eye.

When I became involved in the political conversations, I am quite sure my husband almost had heart failure! I was still quite frustrated with the entire process, and at one point had determined I was not even going to vote in the 2008 Presidential election. I had started paying attention just enough to realize one of the main reasons I had avoided politics so vehemently before. Politicians are all the same, no matter what initial is behind their name (R, D, I). Thankfully, Sarah Palin came on the scene, and she was someone I could vote for and not feel dirty afterwards! Unfortunately, John McCain was the one actually running for office!

When I told my husband I was not going to vote, he was not happy in the least. There were times we bordered on arguments about it. I told him I was tired of having to choose the less of two evils. While this is true, I find it comical that I had never really thought much about that in previous conversations. I’ve always voted Conservative- and that did not always mean the Republican candidate.

In the Texas Governor’s primary of 2010, after Debra Medina made a debacle of her campaign, I sat down and researched EVERY SINGLE PERSON running for EVERY SINGLE OFFICE I would be voting on. Previously I had not done that. Most of the time I relied on my husband (and my dad, before I got married), to tell me which was the better candidate.

In the end, I voted for Governor Perry. In my research, there really was no comparison. At the time I was not happy because I still felt that I was having to choose the lesser of two evils. I wanted someone who had never been in politics before to come in and shake up the establishment. In fact, I still want that in all aspects of politics.

Strangely, when the rumors of a possible Presidential run by the Governor, I liked the idea! This was a surprise to me, that a man I was not really in favor of just a few short months ago for Governor, now I love the idea of him as President! Why?, I wondered.

The answer lies in the fact that Governor Perry has made a stand.

Many have criticized Governor Perry for his 2009 speech at a Tea party event in Austin, where he said:

“There’s a lot of different scenarios…. We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

If you know anything about Texas, you know there is a unique spirit among the majority of the Lone Star citizens. We are the Republic of Texas. We were our own country before, and in many ways, we still are. Yes, I am an American by birth, but I am a Texan by the grace of God!

It is that attitude of independence, survival, and pride that makes us uniquely Texas. Rick Perry is uniquely Texan in his attitude!

Is Texas perfect? ABSOLUTELY NOT! We still have the same political games that every other state- and our Federal Government- has. Most recently two very controversial issues failed to pass that should have passed in a state known for going against the grain. While they both failed to pass, Governor Perry did listen to the people and put one of the initiatives on the special session ballot.
Governor Perry most recently has received a great deal of criticism for the prayer rally at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, The Response, which was a call to prayer for a nation in crisis. Through the criticism and attempts to stop the rally through the courts, Rick Perry still stood strong.

Is Texas Governor Rick Perry a perfect candidate? A perfect Christian? A clown? A Bilderberg plant? Reagan 2.0? A superhero? Just a great husband? Or none of the above?

I can answer just two of those questions. No, he is not a perfect Christian! There is NOT a perfect Christian! Search high and low, and you will not find one!  Neither is he a perfect candidate! I also do not believe there is a perfect candidate that exists. There will ALWAYS be something we do not agree on, with every single candidate.

The real question is this: Will Rick Perry be the best candidate for the Conservative party?

America- it’s up to you to decide!

 

Liberals: Americans Didn’t Know What They Were Doing When They Voted

Obama, Pelosi and a number of extreme-left pundits have spent the last several days trying to convince American voters that they voted for for the wrong reasons and that they probably didn’t even understand why they were voting.  Obama has said many times that he believes that progressives just failed to get a message out that voters could understand, Pelosi thinks they lost because they didn’t accomplish enough of their far left-wing agenda, and Sen. Harry Reid is claiming the vote was a re-asking of Rodney King’s famous question, “can’t we all just get along”.

Fox News reported that our Commander-in-chief had a different perspective on why liberals faired so poorly in the mid-term elections:

Obama on Wednesday directly attributed GOP gains to frustration over the economy, declining to sign on to claims that it was a referendum on his decisions.

Americans are certainly upset by the failing economy and it’s obvious that the Obama-Pelosi agenda has not yielded the results that Obama himself had expected. Seriously though, voters weren’t simply voting on today’s economy – they voted on the failed economy that Obama’s policies were all but guaranteeing.   The President seems to be struggling with the thought that his overbearing handling of American policy is unpopular:

  1. Obama’s opposition to keeping taxes where they are instead of raising them
  2. The ramming-through of a back-room hashed-out health-care reform law, his preference to raise taxes on small business owners and successful families
  3. His attempt to lump the blame of the financial crisis totally on Wall Street when Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the liberal push to put everyone in a house were key causes might be unpopular – if not dangerous – to Americans

Checking in with the outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, she espoused that liberals lost the election because they weren’t able to accomplish more of the far-left agenda.

From: The Daily Caller

“Let’s understand the message,” Pelosi told ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “The message was not, ‘I reject the course that you are on.’ The message is it didn’t go fast enough to produce jobs.”

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“As to the agenda that we’ve put forth, progress wasn’t fast enough. And that’s really what the challenge is,” she said.

Are they right?  Did Americans dump Democrats because they hand’t gone far enough left?  Or was this was an attempt to stop an alarming leftist agenda in its tracks.  Splitting Congress is by-far the single-best way to cease Congressional action.  Americans seem to have felt that Pelosi and Obama had moved far too fast and in the wrong direction.

Even Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) owned up to the real issues that concerned Americans – when the citizens spoke up, instead of re-thinking their terrible policies, Democrats “doubled-down”

How far out-of-touch are the Democrats?  A recent Rasmussen poll shows that Americans have not changed their mind on the progressive-left’s plan to get some car out or that now-infamous ditch.  Almost 60% believe that increased federal spending will do increasing damage to the country.  Only less than 25% think that Obama and Pelosi’s spend more to save more hypocrisy has any chance to improve the national fiscal situation.

Voters continue to believe that raising taxes and increasing government spending will dig our economy deeper in a hole, and they don’t see things getting any better under the Obama administration.

While actual Americans are visibly upset over the left-wing extremist agenda, Congressional Democrats don’t seem to get it.  Now it appears that the now more-extreme left Democrats intend to keep the orchestrator of their House losses as the leader of their party in the lower chamber.  All signals point to Nancy Pelosi as the next minority leader of House Democrats.  Even though many in Pelosi’s own party don’t think she’s the right person to lift them up for 2012:

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) compared the situation to that of a sports team that has had a bad season. “When you suffer a defeat as big as we have, you have to change something. And often you have to change the person who led you in that direction,” he said.

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said Friday, before Pelosi’s announcement, “My perception of what the minority leader does is communications, and I don’t think that’s her skill set.” Yarmuth, a liberal who calls himself “a big fan” of Pelosi’s, later announced that he would support her for minority leader.

And who could leave out Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  Reid stated that the election results prove that Americans want more bi-partisanship.

“I think the main message that we should have received last night … is that the people of Nevada and the American people want us to work together,” he said.

Of course he’s always been a fan of cross-party co-operation .. right?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he’ll ditch bipartisanship in the Senate if it means getting a health care reform bill.

The tin-ear responses from the top posts in the Democrat party are indicative of the entire progressive movement, but not all Democrats.  After Democrat candidate Alex Sink lost her bid to become the Governor of Florida, she said what many on both sides of the aisle are now thinking:

Sink calls the White House “tone-deaf” in an interview published Saturday on Politico, saying Obama’s aides weren’t interested in hearing her concerns..

Maybe Ms. Sink understands American voters much better than our White House and Congressional leaders – and ex-leaders.

How the 2010 Election WILL Change Things

Rasmussen published a “State of the Day” that was somewhat disturbing: 46% expected noticeable change if Republicans took control of both houses while 33% did not.  Now that Republicans have only taken control of one house of Congress, are people less-likely to expect any noticeable results?  If they don’t they only have themselves to blame.

If we stop sending the letters, emails, making the phone calls, writing in blogs and commenting on articles that criticize or praise our newly-elected officials, they will forget this election in short-order.  If we instead remind them at every opportunity that we brought them into that office and we can surely take them back out, they will be more motivated to accomplish what they promised.

The votes that were cast in this mid-term will make this much easier.  State Houses all over the nation flipped from Democrat to Republican precisely at the time when Congressional districts will be re-drawn in response to the 2010 census.  That means that districts that have long been drawn to favor Democrats will be more-fairly apportioned so that voters can select their candidates instead of the opposite.

Secondarily, we have the nation-wide Conservative take-over of Governor’s mansions.  As the Christian Science Monitor reported, the executive branch of each state can also have an effect on the 2012 election.

A change in governors can have import beyond the individual states, political observers point out. Many governors will have a say in the redistricting of congressional seats in their states – a process that takes place after the 2010 Census. In addition, in 2012, a popular and active governor can be a big asset in a presidential campaign, particularly in a swing state. And already, commentators are talking about some new governors possibly becoming presidential candidates.

Not only did House seats change hands, but leadership and seniority have been totally scrambled a bit.  The majority party controls the chair of each of the House committees, so many new power positions will go to Republicans.  In many cases, the previously-selected senior Republican on each committee will get a promotion.  The now minority Democrats will be downgraded to just being senior Democrat members on each committee, obviously less-powerful than the committee chairman.  Some notable exceptions are the previous Democrat chairpersons that are no longer members of Congress:

  1. Ike Skelton (D-MI) is now the outgoing chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee after having lost to Vicky Hartzler (R-MI)
  2. John Spratt (D-SC) lost to Mick Mulvaney(R) and will leave the House Budget Committee headless
  3. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) will be leaving an open chair on the Senate Agriculture Committee which will be given to another Democrat as Republicans did not get a majority in the Senate

A non-election consideration is how the Census numbers will re-apportion House seats to the states.  The number of  House districts and seats is determined by the population of each state.  Progressive states such as Michigan and California have experienced net emigration due to failed economic policy and climates unfriendly to businesses.  That means more House seats for the Conservative states that have experienced net immigration due to opposite political and economic climates.

Consider all of these things together and there is a real opportunity to affect real change.  Certainly Republicans could rest on the haunches and blame gridlock for any lack of progress, but a more productive tact would be to remind the Democrat Senators that many of them remained untouched in the 2010 election only because their seat comes up in 24 months.  They could be seen as obstructionists against the wishes of the American electorate.  This puts a different spin on the “party of no” label.  Where Republicans were trying to stop unpopular policies, Democrats would be seen protecting those same unpopular policies with obstructionist tactics.

The message must be clear.  Our leaders must extend, if not make permanent, the Bush tax cuts.  They must de-fund, if not replace Obamacare with a common-sense, affordable reform of the American health care system.  They must address entitlement spending.  If Democrats want to stand in the way of a well-purposed train, I can see 2012 from here.

Election 2010 is Upon Us: Thank You Patriots – Next Steps

Ever since the 2008 election, many of us have become more engaged in American politics.  While I have always been interested and exercised my rights, that election was what turned me into an activist.  I have spent the last 18 months, a ton of my own money, and many sleepless nights trying to affect the restoration of our government to a smaller, more-responsive model.  Many of you have given your sweat, blood, tears and cash in like manners and you deserve the nation’s thanks.

Every single contest matters tomorrow.  This is a census year so even local Congressional matches are important because they will determine the squirrelly lines that make up Congressional districts for the 2012 election.  The Governor’s races are also important as having Conservative governors in-place will make it easier to replace King Obama with someone more in-line with our center-right Conservative principles.  It has been proven over-and-over that Governor’s play a huge role in the election of the President.

Some races are outright blow-outs.  Those will be exciting as we see the result of our hard work.

Some races are close and those will be nail-biters.  I’ll probably take a short nap tomorrow afternoon to prepare for long night of keeping you all informed.

There are races that look dismal.  I live in one of those House districts where the real-deal, Conservative candidate is trailing an establishment Democrat.  Despite our phone-banking, door-hanging, door-knocking, free advertisement efforts, some districts just have too many “gimme gimme” leeches to change things.  Once re-districting is complete, perhaps 2012 will be exciting in even these places.

I would tell you all to vote today, but I am sure that patriots like you already have.  There isn’t any more to be done for this election.  We just get to watch the races and hope for the best.  What is important is what we do next.

Starting on Wednesday, write every one of your new Reps and Senators and tell them what responsibilities their newly-found victory comes with.  Tell them again what we have been saying for almost 2 years: Smaller government, lower taxes, reduce the debt, repeal Obamacare.  Write, call, email or visit them and let them know that you will hold them accountable for the vote you gave them (or in the case of a loss, the vote you didn’t give them).

Things will be tough.  Do not expect too much.  With grid-lock we achieve a huge victory – stopping Obama’s ridiculous spending spree.  If that is all we accomplish with this election, we have a major triumph to our name.  If we get more than that, we should praise our newly elected Congressional members for having heard us.  If we get less than that, we should shout loudly and often to remind them that their jobs is up for review in just a few short years.

I imagine we will all take a small breather to recharge our over-used batteries and get ready for the battle that will complete the restoration of our government.  Election 2012. That’s when the grid-lock ends.  No extreme left-wing President to silence the will of the people and incredible majorities in both houses should be our goal.  THEN – we get to repeal Obamacare, fix the entitlement programs and return America to the great nation she deserves to be.

2010 is important – no – critical as a step to the goal.  Enjoy the evening, know what it means, then take a long breath, take some time for yourself – then, hit the trail.  We have another election to win.

TV Station “Forgot” to Air O’Donnell Ad

Wilmington, DE – An Election Eve television outreach by Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell was not aired as scheduled, even though the campaign paid for the advertising last week. O’Donnell campaign spokesman Doug Sachtleben offered the following statement:

“It’s still unclear as to why the local cable channel failed to air the half-hour long special. Our hope is that this is not another case of the liberal media or political dirty tricks trying to silence Christine’s message to the voters of Delaware.

“Christine announced the broadcast during yesterday’s rally in Wilmington, and it was scheduled to run at 11:30 p.m. Sunday and again at 10 a.m. today. But, the channel did not air the powerful ad at either scheduled time. We are very disappointed that an ad, which the campaign paid for last week, was not aired as scheduled.”

Washington Post article:  O’Donnell has trouble airing 30-minute TV ad in Delaware

To watch the video, click here.

Murkowski Campaign Touts Her RINO’ness as a Positive

Joe Miller will remove RINO Murkowski from CongressLisa Murkowski’s write-in effort is putting her close to Joe Miller.  I wanted to understand what very Conservative Alaska voters saw in her over a truly Conservative Joe Miller.  First, her campaign website.  The entire web site talks about her career in Washington (emphasis mine):

With Lisa Murkowski, a known brand in the Senate with a demonstrated ability to work across the aisle

She’s actually bragging about being a RINO.  Is she?  Could some off her votes be questionable when measured against Conservative principles?  Well, at a glance, she didn’t vote with Republicans on one out-of-four votes.  Digging into the individual issues she voted on, here’s what I found:

Just since September 13th of this year she has failed to vote 13 times.  There were only 17 possible votes, so she failed to service Alaska as their Senator 75% of the time in the last two months!!  Some of those votes would have benefited from her participation.  In every case, she would have been one more vote for the Conservatives in Congress and stood against the fiscally irresponsible Democrats.  Instead she avoided the conflict and gave a silent nod to the progressive agenda.  Here’s a sampling from The Washington Post (emphasized notes are mine):

Vote 245: H R 3081: Thune Amdt. No. 4676; To reduce spending other than national security spending by 5 percent. – She didn’t vote – same as voting Democrat on this issue

Vote 238: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 3454; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 – She Didn’t Vote – same as voting Democrat on this issue

Vote 231: To repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more – This clause in Obamacare is a small business and jobs killer.  Repealing it would relieve small businesses like the fisherman in Alaska, from having to report every purchase or sale over $600 as an individual item.  This is also a step towards repealing the whole of the government take over of health care – She Didn’t Vote – same as voting Democrat on this issue.

Vote 230: On the Nomination: Confirmation Jane Branstetter Stranch, of Tennessee, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.  While the sixth circuit does not include Alaska, we have all seen how important U.S. Court of Appeals judges can be (Arizona immigration law, defense of marriage, right to bear arms, etc).  Any Conservative should jump at the chance to ensure that good constitutional constructionist judges are put on benches whenever they can – She Didn’t Vote – same as voting Democrat on this nomination

This is just in the past six weeks.  Imagine the damage she’s done to the Country over her entire career in Congress as a true RINO.  She may well have voted “present” more times than Obama if the option were made available, instead, she just didn’t vote at all.  As if to put an exclamation point on her RINO-voting tendencies, the American Conservative Union gave her voting record a 68% in 2009 – far worse than even the accomplished RINO John McCain.  To prove the point, when asked who she would caucus with, Murkowski alarmingly responded that she would Caucus with just about everyone including “Greens” and “Democrats”. When pressed by CNN she told them this:

She skirted the issue when asked what party she would caucus with in the new Congress and said she would be returning to represent “Alaskans interest,” instead of the Republican Party’s.

So she won’t be caucusing with the Republicans?  Guess that’ll show those Republican Alaskans that voted her out in the primaries .. or something.

So what was Lisa Murkowski doing while being paid by U.S. taxpayers?

Lisa is asking Alaka’s voters to re-elect her based on her record.  Well, here’s her real record, hopefully Alaskans are paying attention.

Morgan Freeman Impersonator Does Voice Over in B.J. Lawson Ad

In a video release on Friday, Morgan Freeman allegedly* narrated a truthful expose on Price’s record.  Price has done little other than run very negative attack ads against B.J. Lawson.  What choice does Rep. Price have?  His record is terrible and there is no way he can run on that.

The ad has since been pulled from Lawson’s website and the candidate apologized to Freeman for the confusion and said that they had been duped by a Los Angeles political consulting firm.

Later, Lawson’s campaign said the political firm M.E.I. Political of Los Angeles was responsible. The company did not return a call seeking comment Monday.

Associated Press is reporting that there is now a statement from Freemen’s publicist that he did not record the ad.  Lawson’s campaign staff has responded.
Lawson and campaign manager Martin Avila initially said Freeman did the ad. Avila later backed off that claim, saying the campaign had a contract signed for a Freeman ad with Los Angeles-based agency M.E.I. Political. The agency did not return a call seeking comment.

What Will Happen on November 3rd : Saturday Open Thread

The energy has been fantastic, the drive great, but .. what happens once Tuesday has passed?

I believe that only two outcomes are possible: either the wave will be the tsunami everyone has predicted, or there will be a smaller wave with questionable implications on progressive power.

Either way, what will happen to the Conservative movement that has gained strength in the last 2-3 years?  What will our parts be in it?  What are our next steps?

What do YOU think will become of the Conservative movement on Wednesday, November 3rd?

Former Governor Pete du Pont Officially Endorses O’Donnell

Wilmington, DE– Former Republican Governor of Delaware Pete Du Pont has officially endorsed Christine O’Donnell, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.

“It is my belief that Christine O’Donnell will represent the First State honorably in the United States Senate.

“As you know, she will be seated immediately following the November 2nd election making her votes all that more important to the citizens of our state.

“It is my hope that you will support Christine, as I am, and help her campaign move forward to victory.”

CLICK HERE to read more.

“Pete Du Pont was one of the greatest governors in the history of Delaware,” O’Donnell said. “I am extraordinarily honored to receive Governor Du Pont’s endorsement and aspire to live up to his standard of leadership and integrity while representing Delaware in the U.S. Congress and as governor of the First State.

“He proved the power of lowering taxes and shrinking government to bring about economic recovery to Delaware, and now he is fighting for Delaware to send that same common sense to Washington.”

Sharon Angle Ad: Stupid Things Harry Says

Today the Sharron Angle campaign released a new ad.  This one tracks the many gaffes of Senator Harry Reid who is currently trailing Angle in the polls.  This ad reminds us of the “war is lost” mishap and he offensive comments on a female colleague and even Barack Obama.  It opens the question of just who Nevadans feel should represent them in Congress.

What Really is Under that Conservative Tsunami

Things have been serious around CDN for the last few weeks, time to looks at the positive side of everything leading up to the mid-terms.  Mr. Obama, you are not losing your majority because we failed to understand your policies.  It is precisely because we do.  Now, we have organized- silent, no more.

Conservatives Organize to take on King Obama

Do not slow down, do not quit. Write, call, email, knock on doors, place signs, volunteer, contribute, participate and mostly VOTE!

The Back-And-Forth on the Latinos for Reform Ads

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — The following is a statement from Latinos for Reform:

In responding to the Latinos for Reform “Don’t Vote” ad campaign, President Obama said, “It is a cynical political ploy…” In reality, it is cynical that the President — then Candidate Obama — promised comprehensive immigration reform to 12 million vulnerable people within one year and, not only failed to act on that promise, he responded by increasing deportations.

Today, Latinos for Reform released its second ad. We are urging Latinos to be counted by casting their votes for Governor, Mayor, school board, etc. — but not for candidates who ignore you once they get to Washington — on Election Day. We hope that this clears up any confusion and allows candidates, the media and the Latino electorate to focus on the important issue of comprehensive immigration reform. (www.LatinosForReform.com)

According to LFR President Robert Deposada, “It is ironic that Harry Reid responded to the ads by asking, ‘Can you really think of anything less patriotic or more offensive than telling people not to vote?’ Reid and his people then pressured Univision — which has a virtual monopoly on Spanish language media in the U.S. — to pull the ad.”

Deposada continues, “Instead of defending his record, Harry Reid used his political influence to censor the political debate. It is sad that the political establishment is, once again, treating Latinos like we should just sit down and keep our mouths shut — until it is time for us to obediently and blindly vote for them.

“Let’s not forget that, for two years, Harry Reid has done nothing but sabotage even the smallest reform efforts. His excuse about immigration reform needing to be bipartisan is in sharp contrast with his unilateral approach on all of the other issues that were his real priorities.

“As a Latino, voting for Harry Reid or Sharron Angle is like choosing between getting stabbed in the back or getting clubbed in the head. We are asking Latinos to choose ‘None of the above.’ A vote for any of these two candidates is equal to or worse than not voting at all. The act of abstaining in this specific legislative contest is itself a vote.”

SOURCE Latinos for ReformWASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — The following is a statement from Latinos for Reform:

In responding to the Latinos for Reform “Don’t Vote” ad campaign, President Obama said, “It is a cynical political ploy…” In reality, it is cynical that the President — then Candidate Obama — promised comprehensive immigration reform to 12 million vulnerable people within one year and, not only failed to act on that promise, he responded by increasing deportations.

Today, Latinos for Reform released its second ad. We are urging Latinos to be counted by casting their votes for Governor, Mayor, school board, etc. — but not for candidates who ignore you once they get to Washington — on Election Day. We hope that this clears up any confusion and allows candidates, the media and the Latino electorate to focus on the important issue of comprehensive immigration reform. (www.LatinosForReform.com)

According to LFR President Robert Deposada, “It is ironic that Harry Reid responded to the ads by asking, ‘Can you really think of anything less patriotic or more offensive than telling people not to vote?’ Reid and his people then pressured Univision — which has a virtual monopoly on Spanish language media in the U.S. — to pull the ad.”

Deposada continues, “Instead of defending his record, Harry Reid used his political influence to censor the political debate. It is sad that the political establishment is, once again, treating Latinos like we should just sit down and keep our mouths shut — until it is time for us to obediently and blindly vote for them.

“Let’s not forget that, for two years, Harry Reid has done nothing but sabotage even the smallest reform efforts. His excuse about immigration reform needing to be bipartisan is in sharp contrast with his unilateral approach on all of the other issues that were his real priorities.

“As a Latino, voting for Harry Reid or Sharron Angle is like choosing between getting stabbed in the back or getting clubbed in the head. We are asking Latinos to choose ‘None of the above.’ A vote for any of these two candidates is equal to or worse than not voting at all. The act of abstaining in this specific legislative contest is itself a vote.”

SOURCE Latinos for Reform

Coons Out of Touch on Taxes, Out of Touch with Voters

Wilmington, DE – Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell today responded to New Castle County Executive Chris Coons saying that he could not stay focused while listening to a brief account of the hardships facing Delaware families during a debate at WHYY today.
“If my opponent cannot pay attention to Delaware while executive of New Castle County, how can we trust that he will pay attention to Delaware as a U.S. senator?” O’Donnell said. “Delawareans need a person in office who will listen to the people about their economic issues and address them, not an elitist who dismisses them because he simply doesn’t care.”
O’Donnell had just finished speaking about meeting with a Delawarean who had a terminally ill grandfather who was literally praying that he would die before Jan. 1 so that his children and grandchildren wouldn’t have to sell the family business or have their home go into foreclosure to pay the 55 percent death tax.
Coons then again showed contempt for the needs of Delaware voters by chuckling and saying: “I’m sorry, I was having difficulty focusing.”
Furthermore, Coons has said that he has never heard from anyone in Delaware that their taxes are too high.
As quoted in the Politico: “What the average Delawarean wants is, spend my money well. Cut first, then if you’ve got to raise a little bit, OK. But I do not ever hear people complain that our tax burden is too high.”
*Source: Christine2010
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