Posts Tagged ‘Senate’
Michele Bachmann was just on with Mark Levin on his radio show a little bit ago (as I write this), and she expressed concern that the phone lines in DC were dead as pertained to the Immigration Bill last week as it wound through the Senate last week on its way to a rubber-stamp by most of the Senate, including those supposedly on the right.
Bachmann was concerned about the lack of participation or involvement by the Tea Party: in 2007 there were marches on DC and the phone lines practically melted. Last week, nary a ripple of anxiety, she observed. She attributed this to the scandals that plague Obama and (I guess) the inability of Tea Party people to focus on anything else. That or she might have figured the steady diet of mainstream news that TP-types are known for consuming (not) didn’t feature the Immigration Bill, so, what? We didn’t know about it?
We know too well what’s happening with the Immigration Bill. We also know the GOP’s complicity in promoting its passage.
We also see Marco Rubio standing next to Chucky (Schmucky) Schumer and that other Tea Party “favorite” John McCain, and we think to ourselves…
We fought for you, Rubio! We collectively promoted your run for Senate against ol’ Charlie Crist, made phone calls, donated, and let the media get away with calling you “Tea Party Favorite”, and this is what you do?
You link arms with the very poster children for all we’ve been fighting against, in the name of what? Fairness? Is that a word Schmucky taught you?
So, yeah Michele, we may have been sitting on our hands for that Senate Cloture vote, because when we put them to work for this bunch, they get slapped after the grunt work is done and we’re told “Don’t TOUCH that! We know better what works!”, a fact which is painfully apparent after the Great GOP Massacre of 2012 after that same hand-slapping apparatus foisted another winner on us.
“Why so upset, Erick??” Pffttt! Maybe I’m too busy with work and am missing some vast “Bigger Picture”?
Also, in case you missed it, Rubio learned another political trick, “the artful misspeak” -
Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican behind the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill, says he “probably should have been more artful in the use of terms” when he said in a Spanish-language interview last weekend that the bill first provides for legalization of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., and then, after that, for increased border security.
Rubio made the comments in an interview Wednesday afternoon with radio host Sean Hannity. In the conversation, Hannity referred to earlier Rubio appearances in which the two discussed the role of border security in the Gang of Eight bill. “I remember when I first interviewed you about this,” Hannity said to Rubio, “and I asked you very specifically, do you support border security first, and your answer was yes.”
“Right, but it is border security before the green card,” Rubio responded. “The problem is in the interim you have to do something with the people who are here illegally so we know who they are.”
So Rubio’s answer is we start counting and registering illegal aliens first, then build the fence. Meanwhile, more “potential immigrants” continue to pour through (up 9 percent), and then what? Start counting all over again down the road after the border is again called “secure” by Napolitano or some other appointed hack?
Excuse me if I and others are somewhat jaded these days.
If a Mark Levin calls for a surge, we’ll likely melt the DC phone system once again. But getting the “Tea Party” up for a future fight for a Republican, just because he/she isn’t a Democrat? That’ll be a tougher sell, with the apparent GOP apparatus assimilation of some of the candidates we fought to get elected.
Finding more like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee will be mission number 1.
Tell Michele Bachmann the Tea Party isn’t quite dead…yet. We remain, as before, leaderless despite what some Big Tea group may claim. Leaderless, but never rudderless. Always we steer toward the constitutional principles of our nation’s founding.
Oh, and Marco? You keep doing this
- Steve King Predicts Bad News For Rubio In 2016 (huffingtonpost.com)
- Rubio: Amnesty Guaranteed Under Immigration Bill No Matter What Happens with Border Security (joemiller.us)
- “Promise broken:” another immigration hardline group bashes Marco Rubio in FL TV ads (miamiherald.typepad.com)
At the exact point a conservative black Republican becomes a US Senator
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley appointed Republican Representative Tim Scott to fill the seat being vacated by the retirement of Sen. Jim DeMint on Monday:
“It is with great pleasure that I am announcing our next U.S. senator to be Congressman Tim Scott,” Haley said. “I am strongly convinced that the entire state understands that this is the right U.S. senator for our state and our country.”
Sen.-designate Scott, 47, will become the only African-American currently serving in the Senate and the first black Republican to serve in the upper chamber since the 1970s. He will also be the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction.
Note on my emphasis in the above paragraph: it was not a Democrat who gave an African-American a chance to represent his/her state in the US Senate, it was a Republican.
It was just September of this year the Huffington Post was lamenting the fact that there would likely be no African-Americans in the Senate for some time to come:
Right now, there are zero. And it will likely remain that way after the 2012 elections, since none of the major Senate candidates are black.
The author goes further to quote a member of the Congressional Black Caucus echoing that lament:
“I frankly think it’s a shame, and I think it is reflective of America sometimes still idling in the past,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who is black. “There are enormously talented people in all backgrounds.”
Well, now that the Governor of South Carolina is officially appointing one, is there rejoicing and dancing in the streets by Democrats?
Sadly, no. Only racial hate and vitriol. Seems that skin color is only important to Democrats if one holds the “correct” viewpoint politically.
Witness the viciousness and hatred from Democrats:
TOKEN NEGRO: SC Gov Nikki Haley to name Rep Tim Scott, SC’s first African-American GOP rep since 1901, to replace Sen Jim DeMint. Event
— lovelyladypa (@lovelyladypa) December 17, 2012
— Smooth (@smoothjazznmore) December 17, 2012
Tim Scott or uncle ruckus?….. Sound like the same person to me. Look like Mr Charlie just picked a Tom ….,#TeamFollowBack
— zug9mm (@zug9mm) December 17, 2012
See, if you’re an African-American in America today, you’re never truly free. You can’t hold views outside those “approved” views sanctioned by leftist Democrats. You’ll never be free to think for yourself, unless you pick your thoughts from a pre-approved list (see Nancy Pelosi for your free copy).
We’ve come so far from the America we were in the 1800s, and even the 1960s, and it seems to go unnoticed by those that lean left:
People don’t appreciate how far we have come as a nation.
An Indian American of Sikh Heritage, married to a Caucasian, as Governor of the most conservative state in the Union, just made Tim Scott the first GOP African American Senator since reconstruction (and amazingly, only the 7th African American Senator ever), in the former home state of Strom Thurmond, after defeating Strom’s son for the House seat in the first place. And conservatives cheered.
Those same conservatives are called “racists” on a daily basis.
Tell me again, who are the real racists here? Looks like they wear the letter (D) to me.
Crossposted to Unified Patriots
I’ll miss Jim DeMint in the Senate, but here’s hoping he’ll make some progress at the Heritage Foundation
Meanwhile, little Chuckie at Little Green Snotballs has his panties in a wad because DeMint might yet make a living.
h/t Michelle Ray
- Heritage Foundation: Jim DeMint’s Triumph (conservativeread.com)
- Tea Party leader DeMint to leave Senate, run Heritage Foundation… (thehill.com)
- How Jim DeMint Changed the Senate (slate.com)
Many people don’t like Mark Levin, don’t like his voice, passion, whatever; but this is a speech you need to listen to.
Levin opened by saying (essentially) “We are here to Occupy the White House and the Senate.”
He said “Progress means the ability for each and every one of us to be able to make our own decisions regarding our own lives.”
We’re headed down a bad road, people, and our failure will absolutely dwarf anything that will happen in Greece or anywhere in the European Union.
The Occupy garbage is just the start. Now it can be laughed at, mocked, and ridiculed, but given enough time and leniency by the Democrat-controlled cities where the rabble is camping out, it’ll become more violent (it already is), and more people will get hurt.
November 2012 is critical to our survival as a nation. Not only do we need to kick as many Democrats out as possible, we need to get control of the “moderate” GOP as well. How do they continue to compromise with unconstitutional ideas and schemes? How can there even be ”compromise” with that? Power is all they want, and it’s up to us to take it back, from both sides.
Now share the video below with everyone you know.
- Why The Pass On #OWS And Paul Supporter Antisemitism? (riehlworldview.com)
An article at American Thinker (from last July) posits the question; Is Your IRA Going To Be Raided?
The notion of government raiding personal retirement accounts for funds may seem extreme. Perhaps it shouldn’t. Other governments have done it. Argentina did in 2008. Ireland has indicated it might. The worsening financial crisis may eventually move other countries in that direction.
Surely the US would never do so.
Actually, there is little basis for assuming they would not and factual evidence they would. Here are three good reasons to believe they would:
Read the rest, then ask yourself; What can we do to stop it?
The answer in in the comments section of the same article;
There may be a way out of this dilemma. During the 2012 elections, there are 23 Democrat Socialist Senators up for re-election but only 10 Republican seats in danger.
Everyone who lives in a state WITHOUT a Senate seat up for re-election or anyone who lives in a state with a SAFE Republican Senate seat would do their retirement account a lot of good by contributing to any Tea Party Republican Senate candidate who is running for a seat currently held by an incumbent Democrat.
An even better return can be had if you give 30 days of your time volunteering for an out of state Republican Senate candidate if there is no tight Senate race in your home state. You would be amazed how quickly things would turn around with a net increase of 13 new Tea Party type Republican Senators in early 2013.
That and a different President would do the trick nicely, provided we elect conservatives and not more squishes. More McCains and Grahams we don’t need.
But it’ll take work. Lots of it.
The long answer lies here, at the Precinct level. If you know ColdWarrior you know he’s a singular-minded person; Infiltrate the Republican Party with the conservative base=elect more conservatives to office. His website is here, and if you really want to make a difference and have a few free days to hack into the GOP elite’s program, give it a shot.
He has an inexpensive Kindle book also; Taking Back Your Government: The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy, which is only .99 cents, and you don’t need a Kindle to read it.
- Your 401K and IRA deduction is targeted and the Government aims at taking it away (asktheblogster.blogspot.com)
- The Party Crashers: Behind the New Republican Revival (time.com)
Looks like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying harder than Reid is;
The Obama campaign sent out an email today asking supporters to urge Congress to at least vote on the president’s jobs bill almost immediately after Democratic majority leader Harry Reid blocked a vote on the bill in the Senate.
On the Senate floor today, Republican leader Mitch McConnell asked for unanimous consent to proceed on voting on the bill. Reid, who has struggled to find enough votes for the bill in the Democratic caucus, objected to the motion and killed the opportunity for a vote.
Oops! Maybe someone could forward the video below to Reid’s office? Seems Obama’s problem is with Democrats rather than Republicans.