Nancy Pelosi

Newt’s Long March.

It’s going to be a long road for our friend Newt Gingrich, as he sets off down that long, lonesome presidential campaign trail. The campaigning is brutal under the best of circumstances, but the remnants of the Lame Stream press, in sync with DeMarxist union thuggery, are going to make this an especially politically-bloody gauntlet which every Republican / Conservative candidate will be forced to run.

The left has its knives out, and with the boorishness which has exemplified the behavior of the left thus far you can be assured that wives and children will not be spared. Newt comes into this race with some old ‘infidelity’ issues which should be history, but are now being exposed all over again with the Schwarzenegger revelation. Fair or not, it’s going to be hashed out all over again.

To say that Newt stepped in it last weekend is giving a new meaning to the term ‘understatement’. Newt has spent all week doing damage control… some of it sounded convincing.

I mentioned that I had a real problem with the direction I had seen some of Newt’s thinking taking, at least through his public utterances. He sounded like he wasn’t in sync with the movement of the country into Constitutional Patriotism… his early criticisms of the Tea Party Patriots have not been forgotten. Neither have we forgotten Mr Gingrich and ‘Nancy-of-the-smiling-eyes-Pelosi’ sitting there and telling us we had to find solutions for ‘climate change‘. I guess Newt has us all pegged as deniers.

Newt Gingrich has a powerful intellect. I’m just not sure about his focus… or his critical judgment.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Delusion.

It must go down in history as one of the most delusional celebrations in history, ranking up there with the White Star Line directors hailing the maiden voyage of RMS Titanic as a success, or Napoleon claiming that Waterloo was his finest hour.

How Nancy Pelosi could celebrate the achievements of the 111th Congress, while keeping a straight face, is a total mystery to me. Going one incredulous step further, she announced her intention to remain as Minority Leader.

Historically, incumbent leaders have usually done the honorable thing after such a shellacking. Given that her Congress was possibly the most unpopular ever, perhaps she thinks that the disapproval of the public aimed at everyone else except her. After all, she does retain a lot of support in her own district. Uh… Nancy, it’s San Francisco. As my mother used to say, “You could put a donkey up there and they’d vote for it”.

Soon to be gavel-less, it will be interesting to see how things unravel from January. Her election as Leader draws me to one of two conclusions. Either the majority of the remaining Democrats intend to carry on attempting to push their agenda as if nothing had happened, with no hope of getting enough votes to proceed to the Senate, or they have given up the ghost entirely and don’t care who is leading them.

Pelosi’s overwhelming desire to hold on to authority is a classic example of the dictatorial Marxist philosophy that once you have power never relinquish it, regardless of the consequences to anyone else.

Her ideology, and that of her cohorts, is demonstrated by her reverse logic approach to Congressional proceedings. “You can see what’s in the bill after we pass it”. Similarly, Obama’s statement that we’ll see the benefits of Obamacare further down the road. Well, we have seen the evils contained in Pandora Pelosi’s box, and we don’t intend getting that far down the road to discover the hidden delights (not) of Obamacare.

I shouldn’t be griping about her, or Obama for that matter. We have now re-taken the House and they don’t have the ability to drive through their socialist plans any longer. Besides, the more they cling to their blindfolded ideologies, the easier it will be for us in 2012.

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

That Was The Week That Was #3.

The week started with the Drudge Report headline “Mosque Mess Monday”. It was to get more messy as the week progressed, especially for the fragmenting Democrats.

The previous Friday, Barack Obama had openly declared, at the White House iftar, that it was a constitutional right to be able to build a mosque. Naturally, this greatly pleased the mostly Muslim dinner guests. When challenged on his statement the following day, during a family visit to Florida, Obama explained that he had not been commenting on the wisdom of the decision to place a mosque there. Wisdom was far from the minds of the perpetrators of this odious scheme. It’s a shame that Obama did not use some of the vitriol that he has in abundance for those that seek to serve and support the American people and way of life.

Make no mistake, the choice of the former Burlington building is no sheer coincidence. The name ‘Cordoba’ itself should ring alarm bells. Why would they purposely choose a site that will cost $100 million to develop, which, by all accounts, is money they do not yet have?


Harry Reid

On Monday, Harry Reid stated his belief that the mosque should be built elsewhere. I never thought I’d say it, but well said, Harry. It wouldn’t have anything to do with your slipping election prospects, by any chance?

On Tuesday, it was announced that New York State Governor David Paterson planned to meet with the project developers with the intention of offering them alternative state-owned land for the building. This was rapidly followed by a statement from lead developer Sharif El-Gamal, who insisted that the subject was not up for debate. More proof, as if any was needed, of their determination to build in this particular part of Manhattan.


Nancy Pelosi

The most ridiculous item of the week came on Wednesday, with Nancy Pelosi’s call for an investigation into who is funding the mosque opposition. Funding? It doesn’t take funding to voice your opinion on plans which are an affront to the memory of the victims, the grief of the surviving families and the sacrifices of the rescue services on, and after, 9-11. I get the distinct feeling that, as this affair rolls on, some unpleasant realities will come to light. Every Trojan horse eventually reveals its contents.

The end of the week saw some more bad news on the economy. New claims for unemployment benefits rose to 500,000, the highest since November 2009. The number of people on emergency benefits also increased by 260,105 to 4.75 million. Sounds like more change for the worse, and very little hope.

Finally, on the subject of statistics, a Time/CNN poll revealed that 24% of Americans believe that Barack Obama is Muslim. Surprisingly, given the political leanings of the pollsters, it was found that 75% of those surveyed hold a favorable impression of the Jewish faith, just above Catholicism and Protestantism. The Muslim cult came last at 44%. With Obama’s current Presidential approval index at minus eighteen points, could it be time for a change of faith?

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

BP's strange Democrat bedfellows

Here's something you probably don;t know about the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

One of the top media consultants for British Petroleum gave free rent to a politician who became White House Chief of Staff.

And, no, this was not Karl Rove giving a freebie to Andy Card.

No, the recipient of the favor was Rahm Emanuel and the benefactor was Stanley Greenberg.   

Stanley Greenberg is an interesting guy. He is married to CT Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Grrenberg is the principal of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a large polling and public relations firm. They do both political campaign work and "corporate communications" work.

The DCCC has paid Greenberg's firm in excess of $500,000 during the 2006 and 2008 election cycles.  They are also Dick Blumenthal's pollster

But let's look at the corporate side, where Mr. Greenberg promises to  "help corporations increase competitiveness and profitability, improve reputation, and take advantage of global trends."

Who are they helping?  British Petroleum

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources.

Real accurate, you think?

Let's see what the honest Left thinks about Stan Greenberg's work on behalf of the worst corporate polluter in American history.  He's been accused of being one of the top "greenwashers" out there.  BP is charged with spending over $200 million on efforts to assert alleged environmental consciousness. (Meantime they cut corners to save money on the Deepwater Horizon) It's been called "greenwashing of epic proportions" Obviously, BP would rather spend money on high priced DC PR consultants than on boring stuff like oil drilling safety.

And Stan Greenberg was the mastermind for BP's faux concern.

So when Nancy Pelosi starts pointing fingers about the oil disaster,   maybe she can look a little closer to home. Like to her loyal ally Rosa DeLauro and her husband, who profited immensely peddling the fiction BP cared about the environment.

If Nancy Pelosi is serious, she ought to immediately ban the use of Stan Greenberg's polling firm in all Democratic House campaigns. If Richard Blumenthal is serious about blaming BP, he ought to fire Greenberg himself.

And we really ought to ask how credible that "boot on the neck" on BP the Obama White House claims to be applying really is when the Obama Administration's Chief of Staff lived rent-free thanks to the largesse of a BP consultant.

Yep, this is the "most ethical congress ever". Right.

The longer you look at this, I'm not sure what's oilier, the Louisiana coast or the slezoids running the DC Democratic establishment.

 

What's In Your Tea?

by Lance Thompson

 
The Obama administration, their surrogates, and their media servants have gone to great lengths to tie the Tea Party to dimwits, extremists, terrorists, those who incite violence against the government.  These are serious charges, and would be enough to discredit any political party–unless that political party is the Democrats, and they control the White House and the Congress. 
 
Dimwits?  Does the Tea Party have any members who believe the island of Guam, (the eroded tip of an undersea volcano) could sink under the weight of too much military hardware? Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia expressed that very concern when questioning Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the US Pacific Fleet.  Nancy Pelosi’s campaign to pass health care reform included the famous call-to-action, “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.”  This may not be dimwitted, since it turns out to be true.  Only now are we coming to know the true nature of health care reform–after it’s been passed into law.  Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano told the nation that after the terrorist bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was thwarted by alert airline passengers last Christmas, that “the system worked.”  If so, it was the system of American citizens looking out for themselves while their government looked the other way.  If dimwits taint a party, the Dems better clean house. 
 
Extremists?  The Dems believe the Tea Party is extreme because its members hold the Constitution to be sacred, believe in the right of free assembly and free speech, and make their views known to their representatives.  Does the Tea Party have anyone who cites Mao Tse Tung as a philosophical model, as White House Communications Director Anita Dun, Obama car czar Ron Bloom, or Obama “green czar” Van Jones have done?  You can’t get more extreme than Mao–runner-up to Stalin for greatest mass murderer in history.  If extremism earns demerits, the Dems have cornered the market.
 
Terrorists?  The Tea Party has no terrorists, either avowed, accused, or convicted.  But the Obama administration battled long and hard to free terrorists from Guantanamo Bay; afford terrorists the rights of American citizens; give terrorists access to American courts (and by rules of evidence, American sources of intelligence); normalize relations with state sponsors of terrorism such as Venezuela, Iran and Cuba; and to redefine terrorist acts as “man-caused disasters.”  If there are no terrorists in the Obama administration, there are certainly strong supporters.
 
Inciting violence against the government?  There have been no acts of violence against government tied to the Tea Party.  Their rhetoric is strong, but no stronger than the threats the Democrats have hurled against the American people in the last few years.  In May, 2008, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters threatened a government takeover of the American oil industry. Of course, such an extreme threat pales in comparison to the actual government takeover of banks, car companies, and all health care–all of which have happened since the Democrats took over two branches of government in November 2008.  Democrats are enraged by Sarah Palin’s words to Tea Partiers, “Don’t retreat, reload.”  Compare that mere phrase to the partisan piling on of debt to unsustainable levels; to Justice Department abrogation of investigations into ACORN voter fraud, Black Panther voter intimidation, not to mention the corruption charges against New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson; to the circumvention and contravention of the Constitution that goes further every day. 
 
The Democrats cannot defend their own actions, so they attack and demean and accuse the most vocal opposition they face.  The Tea Party points out where they are wrong and demand redress and satisfaction.  This is the way American democracy has always worked–until the Democrats came to power.  Now protest, once lauded by Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the highest form of patriotism, is seen as subversive.  To resist is unAmerican.  To demand one’s rights is tantamount to crime. 
 
The Democrats must discredit the Tea Party before November, for no other force poses a greater threat to their hold on power.  The campaign to silence these patriots will be no less widespread, savage, or unscrupulous than that to pass health care reform.  Choose sides and prepare for battle. 
 
I’m going to put the tea pot on to boil.

 

The True Costs of Student Loan Reform

Shhh. Be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m hunting refowm.

Perhaps you haven’t heard of the new student loan plan. It was a mere footnote tacked onto the health care bill in order to make the overall CBO score more palatable. Just because little was said does not mean little was done. In fact it represents a complete overhaul of the student loan industry – removing private and nonprofit lenders and replacing them with a sole originator and servicer – the federal government.

In theory student loan reform makes sense. The current system makes an adulterated mess out of free market principles. The problem began in 1993 when the federal government first got involved in offering student loans by creating the Direct Loan program to “compete” with private lenders. Unsurprisingly, when competing with someone who doesn’t face the same market pressures, private lender profit margins suffered and they raised their interest rates to compensate. The federal government, who deserves praise for their desire to keep loans affordable for students, stepped in and mandated a low interest rate.  The government, realizing that it may have just killed an industry, they began subsidizing private lenders so that they could maintain affordable loans without going under.

The Frankenstein-ish system doesn’t make much sense. Subsidizing businesses should not be the business of government. That said, is originating student loans really the business of government either? Senator Mitch McConnell recently lamented the government’s expansion into traditionally private sectors saying,

“we have the government running banks, insurance companies, car companies, health care and now the student loan business.”

Certainly there are some positives for young adults. The law allows for lower monthly caps on student loan payments – down to 10% of discretionary income. It also shortens the forgiveness period to 20 years after which the balance may be forgiven.

That said the bill is not all rainbows and butterflies. The initial CBO projection that the student loan reform bill would save $62 billion was recently downgraded after a more “comprehensive” assessment. The new CBO score explains that the original figure was determined using a procedure specified by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990. However, “estimates made under the FCRA do not provide a comprehensive measure of the cost to taxpayers of the federal student loan program” because it doesn’t include factor in “certain risks involved in lending” or “administrative expenses.” When scored under this “fair value basis” the CBOconcludes that:

“CBO recently estimated that whereas loans issued in the direct loan program between 2010 and 2020 would reduce the deficit by a total of $68 billion under FCRA accounting, those loans would increase the deficit by $52 billion on a fair value basis . . . The savings from implements the President’s proposals . . . decline from a total of $62 billion . . . to $40 billion.”

Moreover, the debate on savings has overshadowed the fact that the planned reforms still add to the deficit. As the CBO explains,

“Whereas on average over the 2010-2020 period a representative loan issues in the direct loan program has a negative subsidy rate of 9 percent under FCRA (meaning that it reduces the deficit), the same loan has a positive subsidy rate of 12 percent on a fair value basis.”

So while the reform may (if many of the CBOs assumptions prove true) reduce the deficit compared to the current broken system of a private-public hybrid, that is not the same thing as saying it will actually end up in the black. In other words, we’re just making something less awful…maybe. I say maybe because the government’s track record on staying on budget is shaky at best. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as government-sponsored housing finance giants, may be the closest analogue to the government’s involvement in ensuring affordable student loans. Together these two firms have burned through $125 billion in taxpayer money and the CBO now predicts that the final price tag may exceed $380 billion.

Students will one day be taxpayers. As taxpayers they will be required to fund the liabilities of their government. So while a lower cap on payments sounds great in the short term we may be asked to make up for that plus interest in taxes to pay down our national debt. Perhaps this is why a new Rasmussen poll shows that only 35% like the new student loan plan while 49% think it is a bad idea.

True reform would have removed the government from the process, not gotten them more deeply involved. As with health care reform, we should have worked to make the student loan market more like a free market in that it is price sensitive. When government first got involved, by creating the Direct Loan program, it distorted the market, eliminated competition, and hid the price of an education from consumers. The new reforms will only worsen these problems with the likely effect being that colleges will capitalize through higher tuition and costs. After all, if the student, having been removed from the responsibility of costs, is not concerned with tuition price in their college decisions, there is very little incentive for colleges to compete for lower tuition.

The government snuck one by the American public. While health care reform was on the main stage nobody bothered to see what else was behind the curtain. The few words that were spoken made it seem impossible to like – after all who doesn’t want to save hard-working, Ramen-eating, college students some money. But this covers up the scary reality…we’ll be paying for this one way or another.

by Brandon Greife, Political Director of the College Republican National Committee

Remember

by Lance Thompson 

 
A Democrat Congress with overwhelming majorities and a Democrat president with a hard left agenda have enacted into law a massive takeover of a vast sector of our economy.  They did this over the objections of what every poll showed to be a majority of Americans.  Health care reform was also enacted over bipartisan objection–no Republicans voted for the bill, but several Democrats voted against it.  Health care reform was achieved at the cost of crippling debt and the certainty of seismic disruption of our health care system.  Liberals consider this a victory.  Conservatives should see it as a declaration of war.
 
The other side has named the stakes.  They want a dependent population that will have to rely upon and petition the government for health care, and enslave the same population with massive debt.  If they prevail, government will be the highest authority in every aspect of your private life–not simply medical care.  Government will tell us what we can eat, how much we can weigh, what activities we can participate in, and how old is too old to receive medical treatment.  All of these are part of the new health bill.  All this comes at a multi-trillion dollar price.  Even the CBO (Cooked Book Office) estimate says the cost will be at least one trillion dollars, but they can’t predict most of the fiscal effects.  The end of personal liberty for every American and fiscal ruin for the nation’s economy are the stakes.
 
The other side has established the tactics.  “By Any Means Necessary” is the name of the play book which inspired the statements “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” from Rahm Emmanuel; “We have to pass the bill to see what’s in it,” from Nancy Pelosi; “We make up the rules as we go along,” from Alcee Hastings; and “I won, you lost,” from Barack Obama himself.  These attitudes were embodied in secret partisan meetings to draft voluminous and unintelligible legislation, blatant bribes to curry favor and win Congressional votes, bookkeeping and accounting tricks to hide the unsustainable costs, and lie upon lie about the nature and consequences of socialist health policy.
 
We could certainly respond to these tactics by adopting them, but the unscrupulous actions of the Democrats in the White House and Congress contribute greatly to the dissatisfaction most Americans have expressed.  We must use Constitutional means to wage this war, not unconstitutional.  But we must use every legal weapon, tactic and strategy in the arsenal our Founding Fathers provided. 
 
Republicans and responsible Democrats in Congress must use every legislative rule and loophole to delay, disrupt and repeal this attack on American liberty.  Our Constitution was created to keep any one political entity from quickly and easily passing such sweeping legislation.  Those on the left have trampled the checks and balances, the deliberative processes, and the careful framework of governance that have served this country so well throughout its history.  We must not stoop that low, but we must meet this assault with every legitimate countermeasure afforded us.
 
We must not be silent when those in the media choose to cheerlead for one party, overlook ethical lapses, or ignore outright graft and corruption.  We must contradict every false statement, challenge every illicit maneuver, and indict every guilty party regardless of the rules of decorum.  Too much is at stake to let a single falsehood stand or any charlatan to act with impunity.  We must raise our voices, stand our ground, and demand justice and accountability from our elected representatives.
 
This is not a war we sought, but there is too much at stake to falter in the face of this enemy.  Americans have often found themselves bruised and bloodied at the beginning of such conflicts.  In the opening months of the Revolution, General Washington retreated across nearly the entire breadth of Colonial America.  In the Civil War, the Union was rocked by a succession of costly defeats.  In World War II, Japanese forces advanced halfway across the Pacific before being checked.  We have always recovered from initial defeats, rallied against the enemy, and prevailed in the long struggle to protect our freedoms.  We must do the same in this fight.  The enemy wins only if we roll over and accept the loss of our liberty. 
 
In earlier conflicts, we have coined phrases that reminded us of the cause, and stiffened our resolve.  “Remember the Alamo,” “Remember the Maine,” “Remember Pearl Harbor,” “Remember 9/11.”  We, too, must remember the continual assaults on our Constitution, our freedom, and our individual rights.  We must remember during every day of this struggle, and particularly on November 2nd, all those who took part in and made possible this outrage, and demonstrate to them that it is the people who have the final say–at the ballot box. 
 
When she became Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi was fond of pointing out that “elections have consequences.”  We must remind her and her fellow Democrats that Congressional votes have consequences as well, and that we won’t forget.  Those responsible will be held accountable. Perhaps we can add another phrase to the list of stirring American rallying cries in the cause of freedom: “Remember in November.”

 

Fire Nancy Pelosi

Well done, RNC.  

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Red Alert! Patriots Flood The Capital. Despite MSM Press, They Don’t Have The Votes.

There are tens of thousands of American citizens vectoring in on the Capitol for a rally Saturday, followed by visits to the Congress cretins' lairs where presumably no too few Representatives and Senators will be cowering in their inner offices, or perhaps the gym shower?

Citizens are asking some very pointed questions. The country is aroused as never before, as the leftist Congress lock steps its way to a precipice from which it cannot return at the behest of their Marxist ideologue.

President Obama, fresh from having his clock cleaned by Fox News’ Bret Baier, went straight to George Mason University where he continued his rant against the insurance companies in front of another picked audience.

Meanwhile on the hill, the atmosphere is reaching fever pitch with claims and counter claims flying through the statist press.


John Boehner

House Republican Leader John Boehner mailed a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, requesting that ‘every member stand in front of the American people and explain their vote in a roll call vote per House of Representatives rule XX, clause 2 and 3.'

Putting the lie to Obama stating that the stimulus and jobs bills will enable corporations to re-hire laid off employees, Caterpillar Corporation announced more layoffs and laid off 22,000 people last month. Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens said there will be more layoffs before there would be any hiring. Owens said the pending health care legislation would increase his health care costs by over 100 million dollars the first year alone.


Tom Coburn

Senator Tom Coburn had a stark promise for Democrats who sold their votes for promises of federal appointments or jobs if they vote yes and are bounced out of office by their constituents. He warned that their appointments would have to come in front of the Senate and that ‘they would have to explain their votes to the American people’. “They would certainly be held” he said, referring to any jobs or appointments.

Budget expert James Capretta stated that the CBO analysis gives a false 10 year projection over the first full 10 years of implementation. The real cost of the new entitlement spending would reach 2.5 trillion dollars. This figure agrees with analysis from other sources.

Keep up the calls, emails, faxes and visits… the Capitol has been receiving 500,000 calls per day… this says nothing about hundreds of thousands of emails and faxes.

Keep up the great work! HOO-RAH!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tell key Congressmen listed below to vote no. Fax, call and even personally visit each in their local offices, or their offices in Washington DC:

PLEASE CALL! DC Office Local Office State District

Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District

Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District

Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District

Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District

John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District

Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District

Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District

Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District

Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District

Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District

Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District

Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District

Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District

Tim Bishop (202) 225-3868 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District

John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District

Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District

Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District

Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District

Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District

Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District

Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District

Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District

Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District

Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District

Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District

Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District

John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District

Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District

Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District

Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District

Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District

 

CBO Count…No Account – The Chief Cluck Calls In The Chicks.

There’s no CBO count as promised on Wednesday, but the word is that they are desperately trying to get the monster genie stuffed back into a three sizes too small lamp. No matter what the Congressional Budget Office does, it can’t make this trillion dollar boondoggle revenue neutral.

Dennis Kucinich (D) Ohio was a really cheap vote and he sold his for the price of a plane ride. His speech reminded me of Britain’s WW-2 Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, when he returned from Berlin waving a piece of paper with Hitler’s signature on it, raving that he had obtained ‘peace in our time’ while Hitler’s war machine was even then poised on the borders of Poland. Dennis Kucinich is a sellout to his country and to his stated principles… difficult though they may be to find.


Dennis Kucinich Leaves Air Force One

Several other Democrat Representatives have responded to the intense pressure being applied by the White House and the party leadership, including Anne Kirkpatrick (Ariz) and Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz). Wonder what the bribe was there? Also, Dan Maffei (N.Y.), Dan Kildee (Mich.), Jim Oberstar (Mich), Raul Grijalva (Ariz.). These folks are going to have to account not only to their consciences but their constituents as well.

Call the Representatives on the list below… call the ones listed above… they can be influenced right up to the last moment. E-mail, fax, write, or best of all for those of you who can’t get to Washington D.C., visits to your local Representatives’ and Senators’ offices are very effective. These Congress critters are going to be heading home for the Easter break very soon. I have the distinct impression from everything I’m hearing that it’s going to be a very hot time when these people try to justify themselves to the citizens of this country.

The house Madame called all of the Democrat women Representatives to her office for a private tete a tete. One wonders if she wore her dominatrix outfit for the occasion. The Democrat leadership is saying that they can’t look for a vote before Saturday and most likely Sunday. Rush Limbaugh’s call for patriots to call the Capitol and the Congress resulted in far more than a half a million calls in virtually one day. Keep the heat on. Don’t let up. We are Americans… we don’t give up… we don’t quit.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tell key Congressmen listed below to vote no. Fax, call and even personally visit each in their local offices, or their offices in Washington DC:

PLEASE CALL!   DC Office   Local Office      State    District Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District Tim Bishop (202) 225-3868 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District

 

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