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Obamacare & The Negative Economic Impact On Women

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This is from the Liberty Alliance.

The DemocRats say it is the GOP that has declared war on women.

The DemocRats say the GOP policies harm women economically.

I say the DemocRats  are full of crap.

American women, no matter which political party they belong to, will feel the ‘economic pain’ from Obamacare in many areas of life for both themselves and their families in 2014 and 2015. There will be talking around the kitchen table as President Obama and Democrats want, but it will not be about how to sign up for Obamacare. The conversation will be about the choices women will have to make to keep their standard of living and how to figure out what healthcare issues are the most important.

Why?

The roll out of effects of Obamacare are still to coming for women that work in corporate American with the open enrollment systems beginning next fall. Millions and millions of women could be left out in the cold getting sick without proper healthcare coverage. What surprises could there be for American Women?

How will I pay for higher medical premium for myself?

How will I pay a higher premium for family coverage?

Why can’t I receive medical treatment from my current doctors?

Why have my medical benefits changed from last year?

Why have my deductibles been raised?

There are so many variables that even the government agencies and politicians that are dealing with regulating the American health care industry don’t have a clue what is going on. It is important to note that there are many government agencies (dozens) that regulate healthcare system (more than nuclear energy) that required with all of these regulatory agencies for the American Health Care Industry.

Why now?

Continue Reading at PolitiChicks.tv

Read the rest of this Liberty Alliance article here: http://libertyalliance.com/2013/12/obamacare-negative-economic-impact-women/#tzWgoEIWCY0mMPiA.99

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Chamber of Commerce Spending $50 Million to Fight Tea Party

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This is from Joe For America.

This proves the Establishment Republicans would rather lose.

They want Tea Party candidates to not be nominated so the

Establishment Republican will get nominated then lose.

So the Tea Party can be blamed then disgraced for the loss.

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Establishment Traitor                                  Patriotic American

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ready to take on the tea party in 2014 Senate primaries and elections with a deep-pocketed boost of establishment and business Republican candidates, The Wall Street Journal reports.

“Our No. 1 focus is to make sure, when it comes to the Senate, that we have no loser candidates,” Chamber strategist Scott Reed told the Journal. “That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket.”

The financial support, which The Hill reported would pour at least $50 million into the campaigns of centrist GOP candidates, is part of an aggressive approach toward tea party Republicans since the 16-day October government shutdown.

The Chamber has expressed its displeasure with tea party favorites Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, who resisted passing a budget without a provision that to defund Obamacare, triggering the stalemate.

Just a month later, the Chamber jumped into the intraparty GOP voting, backing establishment GOP candidate Bradley Byrne over tea party prospect Dean Young in an Alabama special House election.

Byrne beat Young, and went on to an easy victory in the Dec. 17 special election, defeating Democrat Burton LeFlore.

The Chamber — which hasn’t usually gotten involved in GOP primaries — is airing ads for Rep. Mike Simpson in Idaho, where he faces a tea party-back challenger in his race for a ninth House term.

Hard-right candidates’ blunders are perceived to have cost the GOP five Senate seats in recent years, The Hill reported.

Republicans, for example, lost Senate elections in Indiana and Missouri after conservative candidates made controversial comments about abortion and rape that hurt their support, particularly among women.

The Chamber could also toss its influence into upcoming Senate races in Georgia,
Iowa, and North Carolina, where tea party candidates are challenging, The Hill reported.

Read more at Newsmax.com
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2013/12/chamber-commerce-spending-50-million-fight-tea-party/#yEBB3JBdZfGSkkRJ.99

 

 

TOP 5 POLITICAL SURPRISES IN 2013

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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

 

At the beginning of 2013, Obama and his Democrat party were in firm control of the nation’s political terrain. Obama had won a convincing reelection by again boosting turnout of his young and minority voter base. Contrary to expectations, the Democrats gained two seats in the Senate, extending their control of the chamber, and made modest gains in the House. The Republicans, after squandered an almost unprecedented opportunity, were have something of an existential crisis. What a difference a year makes.

Not only did 2013 see a resurgence of the Republican party, it provided a number of political surprises throughout the year. The following were the biggest surprises of the year.

5. The Collapse of Marco Rubio

At the beginning of the year, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) seemed the frontrunner for the GOP nomination in 2016. A poll of Iowa Republicans in January showed him with a commanding lead with a crowded field, running ahead of his closest competitor, Rep. Paul Ryan, by over eight points. In December, however, Rubio polled 8th in Iowa, garnering support from just 6% of Republicans in the state. In national polls, he polls around 6th place. It is a breathtaking political collapse.

Rubio’s political fortunes were reversed by a fundamental misreading of the electorate on immigration reform. There is a robust case to be made for reforming our nation’s immigration system. The approach adopted by the Senate and promoted by Rubio, however, is arguably worse than the current system. It provides immediate legalization for 11 million illegal immigrants and effectively does almost nothing to secure the border. Even the modest security provisions in the bill would likely be ignored by the Obama Administration, which has ignored existing Congressional directives related to the border.

Like amnesty legislation in 1986, it provides legalization with a promise of security that will likely never materialize. Also like the deal in 1986, it will likely provide an incentive for even greater illegal immigration in the future. The GOP establishment and its business allies may still approve immigration reform in 2014, but Rubio’s political standing is unlikely to return.

4. The ObamaCare Rollout Disaster

I always expected ObamaCare to ultimately be a failure. I did not anticipate, however, the smoldering wreckage that was its rollout. The government simply had to build a website with no more complexity than Amazon or any other e-commerce site. It also had hundreds of millions of dollars and three years to build it. Even the government didn’t seem incompetent enough to screw that up.

Oh, but it did.

Even more surprising was the very slow response of the Obama Administration to the obvious disaster. Subsequent reports have detailed several warnings to government officials that the website wasn’t ready to launch, wasn’t secure, and wasn’t even accessible. Did no one take these remotely seriously? Did they think unicorns and pixie dust would mask these failures?

In October, in the aftermath of the government shutdown, Democrats led the generic congressional ballot by eight points. In the wake of the ObamaCare rollout disaster, Republicans have gained an unprecedented 13 points and now lead Democrats by 5.

3. The GOP’s War on Its Base

Inexplicably, the Republican party establishment reacted to its defeats in 2012 by declaring war on its base, conservative voters. Party officials and strategists blamed their defeat on the “tea party” and conservatives, who presumably turned off more “moderate” voters. The problem with this narrative is that the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, won Independents by five points. Republicans lost because the Democrats did a better job turning out their base voters. For the past two elections, the GOP has given its nomination to the most “moderate” candidate running. It is clearly not a recipe for success.

In the past few years, there have been some candidates with strong tea party backing who in the end were flawed. There have been far more “establishment” candidates who also lost. Todd Aiken won the GOP primary in Missouri because the tea party was divided between two other candidates. Richard Lugar had the edge over eventual nominee Richard Mourdock, until it was revealed that Lugar didn’t have an actual residence in his state. At least make a pretense of representing a state. At least six “establishment” and “electable” Senate candidates, enough to secure a majority, went down to defeat in 2012.

The party and its business allies, however, have vowed to challenge conservatives in primaries next year. The GOP establishment will no doubt be able to raise millions to wage this pyrrhic war, but it is hard to see how it will have the “boots on the ground” to win elections. It may very well spark its own destruction as a national political force.

2. Obama’s Irrelevance

Congress ended its year passing the first budget agreement in five years. Most surprising, though, is that it accomplished this because Obama wasn’t part of the negotiations. The Democrats’ lead negotiator, Sen. Patty Murray, intentionally kept the White House out of the talks.

It was a dramatic turn around for a President who won a solid reelection just a year ago. At the start of 2013, Obama’s approval rating was nearly 60%. By a combination of political miscalculation and detachment, Obama has squandered all the political capital he won through his reelection.

He has made high-profile pushes for gun control, immigration reform, climate change and a higher minimum wage. Progress on these issues is arguably harder now than it was before Obama made them priorities.

In foreign policy, an area where second term presidents generally focus, Obama has led a withdrawal of the US from the world stage. America was a passive observer to the dramatic events in Egypt. Our absence allowed Russia to reassert its influence in the region for the first time in decades. China is expanding its influence throughout the world. Obama drew a line in the sand on Syria and then quickly retreated. His outreach to Iran has angered almost all of our allies. They don’t trust us and our enemies don’t fear us.

1. Obama’s Political Resilience

With his approval ratings at the lowest of his Presidency, it may seem counterintuitive to talk about Obama’s political resilience. Consider, however, what he has withstood this year.

We have learned that the government is engaged in comprehensive surveillance of Americans. The NSA tracks our web activity and even keeps records on every phone call we make. Worse, the Administration has lied about its activities repeatedly. The government even targeted reporters it suspected of working with government whistleblowers.

We also learned that the government was using the IRS to target its political opponents. This targeting went beyond supervision of tax-exempt groups and included audits of major Republican donors. When a cancer patient went public with the news that he was losing his health insurance as a result of ObamaCare, he quickly learned he was being audited by the IRS.

PoliticFact names Obama’s oft repeated promise that people can keep their health insurance the “lie of the year.” Millions of Americans have lost their health insurance as a result of his signature legislative achievement. The cancellation of these policies and problems with the law’s implementation raise the real possibility that fewer Americans will have insurance when ObamaCare takes full effect on January 1st.

I could literally run through a half-dozen more issues, any one of which would cripple most presidencies. That’s even before considering the anemic economic “recovery.” Obama does currently have the lowest approval rating of any 2-term President, at this point, since Richard Nixon. Still, between 40-42% of the public approves of the job he is doing. How is this even possible?

The most surprising thing about 2013 is that Obama has absorbed more negative shocks than almost all modern-day presidents combined and yet is still supported by only a little less than half the public. Even his currently low approval ratings defy gravity.

Something’s got to give next year.

 

Howard Dean: I wonder if Obama has ‘the legal authority’ for this Obamacare fix

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This is from The Daily Caller.

Howard Dopey Dean has questions about Obama

making  changes to Obamacare.

What doesn’t the GOP ask the same questions?

It is time for the GOP to stop being DemocRats light.

Immediately following President Barack Obama’s press conference on Thursday — in which he proposed a one-year fix for Obamacare — former Democratic National Committee chairman and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean question if Obama actually could legally do what he had proposed.

“A) I wonder he had the legal authority to do this since this was a congressional bill that set this up,” Dean said. “And b) I stick to what I said before the president came on, which is if you want to make it work, you’ve got to get people in the system. And the website is not going to work for awhile — have a call center someplace.”

Dean noted that the fifth year of a presidency is an historically bad year and, despite the low spirits among Obama supporters, things will get better.

 “This will get better,” Dean added. “I mean, the fifth year is an awful year, a lot of pundits have said. It’s true. It’s a lot of piling on. I think some of his own supporters are demoralized. The website will get fixed. This will get better and Obamacare will be the law of the land and guess what? It will work.”Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/14/howard-dean-i-wonder-if-obama-has-the-legal-authority-for-this-obamacare-fix/#ixzz2l05qNyEQ

8 Reasons The Republican Party Has A Bright Future

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This is from Town Hall.

Now watch the Establishment Republicans find a

Way to screw things up.

 

Losing to Barack Obama in 2012 shook the confidence of many Republicans and it’s easy to understand why. After all, if you lose to the worst President in history, what does that say about you? Combine that with the frustrations so many conservatives have with the GOP and it’s easy to write off the Republican Party. However, it’s often darkest before the dawn and many people are missing the fact that the GOP is well positioned to thrive over the next couple of decades.

1) We have the most potent grassroots movement in politics: The GOP has the Tea Party Movement, while the Democrats HAD the Occupy Movement. The Tea Party Movement is about small government, cutting spending, and sticking to the Constitution. The Occupy Movement was about demanding free stuff and avoiding taking baths for weeks at a time. The greatest moment for the Tea Party was the GOP’s incredible success in the 2010 elections. The greatest moment for the Occupy Movement was when the occupiers were protesting Wall Street and a bunch of traders dumped hundreds of McDonald’s job applications on them out of a window. The Tea Party Movement is still alive and kicking. The Occupy crowd eventually gave it up when the rich liberals stopped sending the protesters free food and they ran out of open space to poop in the city parks.

2) 2010 was the GOP’s best year since 1948: It’s funny to hear, “The Republican Party can’t win anymore,” when the GOP had its best year since 1948 less than three years ago. In the 2010 election, the GOP added 6 Senate seats, 63 House seats, and 680 seats in state legislatures around the country. Does that sound like a party that can’t win any more? Does that sound like a party that’s dying?

3) We should control the House at least until the next census: Not only does the GOP control the House, because of gerrymandering, we’re likely to remain firmly in control until the next census. That will give us the capability to slam the brakes on government no matter what happens with the Senate and White House.

4) The party is thriving on the state level: The GOP is doing fantastic on the state level. We control 29 governorships and in the state legislatures, we control the upper chamber in 30 states and the lower chamber in another 28 states. That gives us a deep bench and proves the GOP can be not just competitive, but dominant as long as we play our cards right.

5) Our numbers with minorities are only going to go up: White Americans tend to vote Republican while black and Hispanic Americans tend to vote Democrat. Because demographically there are going to be more black and Hispanic Americans in the coming years, some people think that means the GOP is in deep trouble. Of course, that sort of thinking assumes the GOP will continue to get the same percentage of the black and Hispanic vote that it has always gotten. In actuality, since the GOP has done no outreach of significance in past years, we have every reason to think that our current numbers with minorities are a floor, not a ceiling. The GOP made its first real attempt to showcase minority Republicans during the last GOP convention and the RNC has just begun to pour serious money and manpower into minority outreach. It won’t happen overnight, but our numbers with minorities are going to go up significantly in coming years.

6) Short Term: Obamacare means a strong 2014: All the GOP needs to do to have a great 2014 is hammer away relentlessly at Obamacare and highlight scandals like Fast and Furious, the IRS persecution of the Tea Party, and Benghazi next summer while taking care not to aggravate the base. If we do just those three things, we’re practically guaranteed to pile on even more seats in the House and we’ll have a better than even chance of taking back the Senate.

7) Barack Obama gives us a medium term opening: Barack Obama really is the single worst President in American history. The economy has been bad the entire time he’s been in the White House; there are 10 million more Americans out of work than when he came into office. He’s incredibly divisive, his foreign policy is in chaos, and his signature achievement is the Hindenburg of government policies. Conservatives have seen how bad he was from day one, but many other Americans are just starting to figure it out. After finally concluding that Democrats can’t govern, the American people are going to be much more willing to give the GOP a chance to prove Republicans have what it takes over the next few election cycles.

8) Long term, the ground is very unfavorable to the Democrats: As Grover Norquist likes to say, the Democrats are made up of competing parasitic interest groups. So, when Democrats get into office, they immediately start doling out taxpayer money to their allies to keep them in line. Margaret Thatcher identified the coming problem with that strategy long ago when she said, “The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”Unfortunately for all of us, we have a little too much socialism in this country and we are indeed running out of other people’s money. This is bad for the country in general, but it’s catastrophic for the Democrats whose entire electoral model is centered around recklessly spending money. The unions, which gulp down an inordinately large slice of the taxpayer pie, are already starting to pay the price. Their membership is down to its lowest level since the thirties and even liberal Meccas like Detroit are slashing their pensions down to nothing because they’re out of money and have no other choice.

If we want out children to have the same opportunities and bright future that previous generations of Americans have grown up with, then this country needs a conservative Republican Party to dominate our political process over the next couple of decades. We’re going to have the opportunity to save our country and the only question left is whether we’re up to the challenge.

 

Ten Biggest Lies of the Showdown

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This is from Town Hall.

Lies and Damned Lies.

 

There is plenty of angst to go around as conservatives lament the surrenders that led to the most recent meaningless “deal” crafted between Democrats and their willing Republican accomplices.

But as we move forward amid a web of strategic arguments over how to proceed, it is important to close this month’s chapter with some clarity over what happened and what did not, what is true and what is false.

So toward that end, here are the Top 10 lies of the October Struggle:

1. We just dodged a nearly fatal economic bullet.

Please. The talk of default and unpaid bills was a complete load of hooey, a scare tactic part of a larger scheme– the left’s narrative that any interruption in government largesse is to be viewed with the urgency of an approaching asteroid.

2. The American public was heavily against the conservative wing of the GOP.

Okay, I believe the polls that showed general disdain for even a 17 percent government slowdown. But this does not mean equal numbers of disapproval for what conservatism instructs in this ongoing scuffle.

Majorities still doubt Obamacare’s attributes. They know we are spending far too much. They oppose these constant upward prods to the debt limit.

Our task– the very definition of leadership– is to get people to see that bold measures are required if we are ever to see progress toward fiscal sanity.

Democrats are not going to suddenly nod and say, “Oh, we get it. Yes, dismantle Obamacare. cut spending deeply and lower the nation’s tax burden.” (Sadly, many Republicans will not say this either.)

So we will have to rely on that old adage: nothing succeeds like success. We must elect real conservatives to pass genuine conservative reforms so that their successes can enlighten the low-information voter and humble the statists.

3. This chapter has been ruinous for GOP chances for the Senate in 2014.

That election is still more than a year away. If Obamacare itself is not in tatters by then, its reputation will be. The incumbents and challengers who were on the right side of this issue and the debt debacle will be rewarded.

4. This chapter has been ruinous for the Republican presidential field in 2016.

Only for those who fail to deliver what an energized conservative base wants. Clones of McCain and Romney can save their time and money. GOP primary voters will be looking for a candidate that truly inspires. Throw in a possible battle against Hillary Clinton, and the search will be on for vigor and clarity.

5. This was horrible for the grassroots.

Call them Tea Partiers, grassroots activists, liberty-lovers, whatever you please. But the wishful-thinking narrative of the dominant media culture– that this deal will quiet the loudest voices against Obamacare and spiraling debt– will be disproven quickly.

One of the great attributes of true conservative warriors is that they are not hounded into submission by adversity, they are prompted to regroup- and reload.

6. Ted Cruz is damaged goods.

You’ll hear this from more squishy Republicans than Democrats. The Dems are split– some fear him, some just chuckle derisively. But find me a Republican speaking ill of Ted Cruz and I’ll find you someone personally threatened by his ascent.

Some are threatened with their very careers, others simply jostled from their comfortable perches of moderation and pragmatism.

Cruz rocks a boat that desperately needs rocking. Not every Republican needs to match his intensity, but they would do well to stop condemning it.

7. The defund effort was a waste of time.

Cruz, Lee and others who drove the defund train have been asked incessantly– do you regret that strategy? Didn’t it hurt you and the party?

The hero status of such unwavering souls is going up, not down. If they were needed before this unholy Reid-McConnell alliance was struck, they are surely needed now, to carry the voices of those who know this deal is bad and will not tolerate another like it.

8. America was inflamed about the government slowdown.

Shutting a few government doors did not win majority support on Main Street. But that is a far cry from the shrieks of distaste heard daily in the mainstream media.

No family was safe from TV cameras if any reporter sniffed a moment of uncertainty that the cell phone bill would be paid. And when real stories arose of important services denied to righteously aggrieved citizens, there was no balancing story to offer the view that this short shared sacrifice was for a larger goal that would accrue to the good of all.

But even with a full court media press designed to make us hate every second of the shutdown and its infernal onscreen ticking clocks. most Americans reacted with a yawn as they went about their uninterrupted business.

9. It is too late for primary challenges to some of the offenders who enabled this useless deal.

Deadlines are deadlines, and they are approaching fast in many states. But do not underestimate the enthusiasm and money that will be shown a worthy candidate stepping in to take out an obstructionist RINO, even on short notice.

This is not a guarantee of success in those challenges– sometimes you get Ted Cruz, sometimes you get Christine O’Donnell (I say that with love).

But a win is not the only measure of success. A Tea Party primary opponent can be just the elixir for a lazy incumbent unwilling to meet the new higher bar for conservative passion.

I can almost literally feel the wheels turning inside the heads of those wondering whether to challenge Senator X or Congressman Y from the right.

I would say do it. Worst case, an entrenched establishment incumbent hears the language of genuine conservatism and maybe learns to speak it.

10. Next year’s budget and debt ceiling battles are just going to end the same way.

Not necessarily. We may or may not have another government shutdown. But the ranks of courageous Republicans will have been swelled by shows of support in word and in contributory deed.

We will have dispensed with this month’s silliness that real conservatism has been benched. Its blood will flow strongly, and so will campaign dollars, toward those men and women willing to actually fight an agenda that threatens our nation in multiple ways.

Republicans slow to appreciate those passions will get a burst of clarity that could make 2014 a year of more bold colors and fewer dull pastels.

 

GOP: WE’LL INCREASE SPENDING TO END SHUTDOWN

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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

It is time for the Tea Party to help defeat these RINOs.

the Damned RINOs are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

I am personally going to do everything I can to help to defeat RINO Dan Coats.

 

 

Over the weekend, House and Senate Republican proposals on the fiscal showdown, which largely met previously stated demands from the White House, were summarily rejected by President Obama and Senate Democrats. Having shown that they are desperate to end the stand-off, the GOP is now facing pressure from Democrats to undo the sequester cuts agreed to during the last debt-ceiling debate. Limping, the DC GOP seems ready to accept this defeat.

The Budget Control Act of 2011, a product of the last negotiations on the debt ceiling, enacted across-the-board spending cuts in discretionary programs. They weren’t smart. They weren’t targeted. They didn’t address entitlement spending, the real driver of federal deficits and debt. But, they were actual cuts in federal spending. It was something. Now, having completely misplayed its hand in the shutdown debate, the GOP is willing to negotiate it away.

The Budget Control Act, aka sequester, limits discretionary appropriations in 2014 to $967 billion. The Senate Democrat budget blueprint, and Obama’s budget proposal, outlines closer to $1.1 trillion in spending. Sources on the Hill tell Breitbart News that House Republicans are willing to increase discretionary spending above sequester levels to reach a deal to lift the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown.

In other words, Republicans want to increase spending to enable the national debt to increase.

Republicans, of course, will claim that the proposed increase in discretionary spending will only come about in exchange for reduced spending on entitlements in the future. The problem is, we’ve been through this before. Congress has often promised mythical cuts in future entitlement spending. It never happens.

The DC GOP has had the keys to the car for too long. One week ago, they were in the drivers’ position on the current fiscal stand-off. One poll, which showed approval for the party at a historic low, also showed approval for the Democrat party just 2 points above its historic low. Yet, the GOP decided to proverbially roam the streets, looking for someone to offer surrender papers.

It would lift the debt ceiling with no conditions. It would re-open government. Now, it is poised to agree to an increase in federal spending.

Not only is it time to take away the GOP’s keys, it is time to rip up its driver’s license.

 

EXCLUSIVE–PALIN RIPS ‘GOP HIGH ROLLER MACHINE’: ‘THEIR MONEY CAN’T BUY ELECTIONS ANYMORE’

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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

Governor Palin is spot on with her comments and observations.

The Establishment Republicans need to be defeated.

Their lack of foresight has led to eight years of Barack Hussein Obama.

We need to totally defeat the Establishment Republicans.

Because they will lose the House and put more DemocRats in the Senate.

Then the brakes will be removed and Obama will be free to become a Full Commie Dictator.

 

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin blasted the Republican establishment’s contempt for and destructive behavior toward the Tea Party during the current budget showdown with the Obama administration.

Palin told Breitbart News that these establishment financiers cannot relate to the average American worker and are throwing a “fit” because Wall Street knows they are in a whole new ballgame where their influence is diminishing.

Palin was responding to an article by David Freilander in Thursday’s Daily Beast in which prominent Republican establishment financiers showed disdain for the conservative grassroots while being unable to identify exactly what a “precinct captain” is.

Palin, who started her political career on the local level as an outsider before eventually challenging the GOP establishment in Alaska to become governor, said that the “GOP high roller machine can’t win elections with their cash anymore.”

“If they could, all the money they threw at Romney would have paid off,” Palin said, referring to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s inability to galvanize the blue-collar conservative base during the 2012 presidential election. “It’s the average American – the grassroots Tea Party patriot with enthusiasm and boots on the ground – who wins elections”:

So I say call these guys out and expose the fact that they no longer control any conservative movement because they’re not the voice of the people. See, some of these Wall Street guys basically want to use the GOP for three things: They want low taxes for themselves; they want lots of cheap foreign labor (aka blanket amnesty); and they want to be safe (though most won’t send their own kids to fight our wars, they don’t want anyone blowing up buildings in Manhattan; so they’re all for sending our sons and daughters to whatever foreign hell hole beckons to make sure the bad guys stay off our soil).

Palin, the avatar of the Tea Party movement whom the Republican establishment has tried to eviscerate and whose endorsement former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint (R) said had the most influence in Republican primaries, was not finished excoriating the establishment financiers who were berating the Tea Party:

Ask yourself if most of them really care about America’s industrial base or can even relate to the American worker and our values. The particular fat cats who are so often used as anonymous sources to trash the grassroots see this latest Tea Party effort to keep essential government open as just a distraction. They’re throwing a bit of a fit because this is a whole new, needed ballgame where their money can’t buy elections anymore.

According to a Daily Beast report, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, met with top GOP donors for lunch last month at Le Cirque, a fancy restaurant on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

The donors, described as “a youngish collection of financial industry types and lawyers” and “banker types who occupy the upper reaches of Wall Street’s towers” were frustrated at what they saw as conservative recalcitrance on the budget and could not understand why Republican politicians had to listen to their constituents and the grassroots who sent them to Washington. Walden told them, “Listen … we have to do this because of the Tea Party. If we don’t, these guys are going to get primaried and they are going to lose their primary.”

The financiers, though, may not have understood what Walden was talking about because they were oblivious to former Democrat and House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s axiom that “all politics is local.” Most of the moneymen in the room reportedly did not even know what a “precinct captain” was, according to the Daily Beast:

Walden asked how many of those seated around the table were precinct captains. These were money men, though, not the types to spend night after night knocking on doors and slipping palm cards into mailboxes.

“A lot of the people there didn’t even know what a precinct captain was,” said one attendee.

Not a single hand went up.

“I hear this complaint all the time,” Walden said. “But no one gets involved at the local level. The Tea Party gets involved at the local level.”

During his 21-hour speech on the Senate floor in support of defunding Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has said he would not be in the U.S. Senate had it not been for Palin’s endorsement during the 2012 Texas Republican primary, said that the ruling class in Washington, D.C. was not listening to the people. He said his purpose was to “#MakeDCListen.”

Precinct captains symbolize politics at the local level; they epitomize the country’s democratic ideals. These “precinct captains” and millions like them knock on doors, make phone calls, put up signs, give small-dollar donations through direct mail and the internet, volunteer on election day, recruit volunteers, and persuade neighbors to vote for candidates. Often, they do this in their spare time, often after five or six days of work and while raising families in flyover country far from the political, financial, and entertainment epicenters on the coasts. On the Republican side, they stand for conservative causes through thick and thin.

The financial elite and the political establishment, though, often treat these grassroots voters the way Democrats have been accused of treating African American voters–using them for their votes during election season and running as far away from them as possible once they come to Washington. The Daily Beast writes that “a number of GOP donors are wondering if it is time for a little outside counter-pressure to sap the Tea Party of some of its energy,” to “stand up and not be afraid of the Tea Party.”

The conservatives these donors so disdain revolted in part because of the big-government domestic policies of former President George W. Bush last decade, especially No Child Left Behind and the TARP bailouts during the 2008 financial crisis caused by the reckless behavior from the industries that employ these donors on Wall Street.

These independent-minded Americans are supporting the third-party of “good guys” that Palin recently referenced in speaking of senators like Cruz and Mike Lee (R-UT). They see that the so-called Bipartisan Establishment Party, or “BEP,” really did not differ that much from Democrats when it came to growing the size of government and supporting policies like comprehensive immigration reform that benefit themselves and their cronies while harming working class Americans.

Because politicians on both sides have colluded to make Washington the wealthiest Boomtown in the country, veteran Washington Post congressional reporter Paul Kane was actually befuddled, as Breitbart News reported, that a politician like Cruz would not be co-opted by the permanent political class.

Cruz told him that every day in the Senate he tries to remember “to whom I am accountable; and it is not elected officials in Washington.” He also said, “with all respect,” it is not the mainstream media either.

“The people to whom I believe I am accountable are the men and women in Texas… who knocked on doors, who made phone calls, who stood up and said ‘Please, help turn this country around,'” Cruz told him.

Kane commented on Twitter that he found it “interesting” that Cruz “views people ‘who knocked on doors, made phone calls’ for him as who he answers to.” They would be the same precinct captains that the establishment donors at the fundraisers were not even aware of.

In a landmark 2011 speech in Indianola, Iowa, Palin blistered Washington’s crony capitalism and permanent political class when she put down her marker to fight against the bipartisan political establishment. She was ahead of the curve. Americans in 2012 viscerally reacted to a Boomtown expose that exposed the racket that went on in Washington during the last decade in which the permanent political class extracted wealth from the rest of the country and spread it around to themselves and their cronies.

The permanent political class cannot control the political process, thanks in large part to the rise of technology and new media, which Palin saw before nearly everyone else when she took to Twitter and Facebook in 2009 to confront the mainstream media’s distortions, make news, and challenge President Barack Obama. She was resoundingly mocked by the mainstream media and these establishment donors who are unaware of what precinct captains do then, but Twitter and Facebook have been ingrained in everyday political discourse six years after Palin, “the great CommuniTweeter,” first tweeted.

Technology not only allows grassroots conservatives like Palin to get their message across without the mainstream media’s filter and become a “force multiplier,” it also helps them topple candidates financially backed by the establishment. In a moment of candor, former Republican Mississippi governor and legendary moneyman Haley Barbour, who is said to have purchased the bullhorn Newt Gingrich used to take back the House for Republicans in 1994, said Palin would be able to raise enough money to “burn a wet mule” (translation: tons).

That is why the establishment disdains Palin and Cruz, who do not need them for support because they enjoy the approval of the grassroots. Palin’s credentials as a corruption fighting political outsider, free market populist, and champion of “the little guy” against the powerful ruling class have made her a beloved figure among the grassroots. Ted Cruz is now earning that same respect by holding firm to the conservative principles that got him elected and not seeing the proverbial Washington cesspool as a jacuzzi. Recently, over 100,000 people turned out for a tele-town hall with Cruz, whom Republican primary voters now see as their leader in Congress.

Cruz mentioned a “paradigm shift” is occurring in which the grassroots is rising up and challenging the ruling class and, in many cases, making the permanent political establishment irrelevant. So when establishment donors indicated to the Daily Beast that they did not want to give checks to the National Republican Congressional Committee, they may just be unknowingly doing Republican candidates a favor.

In this new era, establishment money now buys candidates more scorn than love in Republican primaries, and candidates backed by the political establishment are instantly distrusted by the conservative grassroots.

For instance, after spending over $100 million in the 2012 election cycle without having anything to show for it, groups like Karl Rove’s American Crossroads have been losing influence.

And the same can be said for the establishment’s influence on issues like comprehensive immigration reform. Despite millions of dollars spent to advance amnesty by the groups associated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FWD.us, the political group founded by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, immigration reform advocates like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who wrote the Senate’s immigration bill along with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and six others, have conceded they are losing the public opinion battle.

Commenting to the Daily Beast, Bobbie Kilberg, a prominent establishment Republican fundraiser, said, “This may be a turning point” for the establishment to combat the Tea Party. She said establishment Republicans may say, “Enough already.”

Kilberg was describing what she hoped would happen with the moneyed establishment, but the Tea Party has already said “enough already” to the Republican establishment whose preferred “pale pastel” candidates can never differentiate themselves from Democrats and end up losing election after election. Yet, the Republican establishment–on and off the record–continue to disparage politicians like Palin and Cruz who make more people want to be precinct captains at the local level and help build movements and foundations conservatives can use to win national elections.

Palin told Breitbart News that “the day the GOP machine abandons the grassroots patriot – the heart and soul of the party who actually gets people elected – is the day the GOP elephant is extinct.”

“This keeps up and I’m not sticking around to watch it happen,” Palin said.

 

 

Peter King and the Moderates are “Tired” of Conservatives

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This is from Eagle Raising.

It seems Peterless King(RINONy) and his band of gutless nutless moderates are

upset by real leadership provided by Ted Cruz (R.Tx).

Rep king and all of his moderate cronies need to do the Republican party a

big favor put a “D” behind your name and cross the aisle.

We do not need your whining ass in our party. 

 

Color Congressman Peter King (R-NY) angry. He is fed up with having to jump through all these hoops being laid out by Senator Ted Cruz, and he’s not going to take it anymore! The mordant representative from Long Island, New York is sick and tired of feeling like Cruz is leading the Republican Party, and he was on Fox News to tell the world about it.

“We have too many people in our party, it’s a minority, who are following Ted Cruz, and they are tying up the entire Republican Party… The overwhelming majority of House members would vote to keep the government open. I’m tired of having Ted Cruz call the shots for the House Republicans.”

Once again, the moderates of the GOP caucus have things all wrong. Living in their little Washington, D.C. bubble, they have come to believe that they create the paths down which the party follows. Nothing can be further from the truth, Mr. King. Nothing.

For the Republican representatives who went home for the August recess, there can be little doubt about what the people who vote Republican want. We want the complete and utter destruction of Obamacare. Socialized medicine is anathema to the average Republican voter, and we let those souls brave enough to hold town halls over the recess know it.

I think Chuck Woolery (yes, that Chuck Woolery) says it best.

  Chuck Woolery @chuckwoolery

 

I am sick of hearing everyone on and ,saying “filibustering

will do no good” and “what does it matter?” IT MATTERS TO ME.

Here’s the thing, I completely understand part of the moderate’s argument about not filibustering to defund Obamacare. They don’t have the votes to get it done. Or, if a couple of Democrats cross the aisle and help and they do get it done… they can’t override the President’s veto.

That’s so not the point.

The point is that we want to see our politicians care as much about some of these issues as we do. As a voting block, we are vehemently against Obamacare – and we want you to be too. That means – do as much as you possibly can to gum up the Obamacare works. It’s already failing under its own weight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help it along.

Peter King again:

“We should have been negotiating for the last several weeks on changes we wanted to make to ObamaCare, like in the medical device tax… I think we could have gotten that approved, if that had been part of a negotiation… But because of Ted Cruz, it was all or nothing.” 

Peter King is mad because Senator Cruz’s filibuster got in the way of other options they could have been pursuing… why? What is this tunnel vision that Rep. King seems to have? Could the GOP not have been pursuing both options at the same time? Did Ted Cruz somehow close down all of the conference rooms on Capitol Hill where the other members of the Party could be meeting with Democrats to discuss some amendments to the law?

Peter King apparently lives in a world where politics is played like Checkers, and once you’ve put your hand on a piece, that’s the only move you can make. The problem isn’t Ted Cruz’s strategy; the problem is that GOP moderates aren’t even playing the right game.

tedcruzThe reason it seems to Peter King that Ted Cruz is running the show, is because the vast majority of Republican voters around the country SUPPORT CRUZ’S TACITCS!

Republican voters are tired of playing a game of footsy under the table with the Democrats. They want aggressive maneuvers that are backed by aggressive countermoves. They don’t want the GOP making empty threats and begging the White House to call their bluff…

We want the threats to be real. We want the threats to have teeth. We want to see a Republican Party that is willing to take a hit to their self-esteem in order to win our country a better future. For too long we have sat back and watched timid Republicans appease the Democrat Left with moderate proposals that meet them halfway.

We are done playing Checkers, Mr. King (and the rest of the GOP moderates)… we are ready to get on board with Ted Cruz and his fellow “whacko birds.” Even if (or maybe especially if) it means strapping on the pads and getting ready for political blood sport.
Read more at http://eaglerising.com/2028/peter-king-moderates-tired-conservatives/#AQaO5zkrqgxqeDzA.99

 

D.C. REPUBLICANS ARE STOKING A GOP CIVIL WAR

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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

Conservatives need to gain control of the GOP.

The establishment Republicans are destroying the party.

They have lost the last two presidential elections.

John McCain and Mitt Romney are squishy stick their finger

in the air gutless moderates.

We need more rock solid Conservatives in charge of the GOP.  

 

The immigration debate threatens to tear the Republican Party apart–not because of disagreements over the principle of immigration reform, but because of disagreements over strategy and tactics that may become insurmountable. The party leadership, believing that immigration reform will appeal to Hispanic voters, is attempting to impose its will on rank-and-file conservatives who object to current legislative proposals.

The recently-passed Senate immigration bill includes provisions for border security as well as the legalization of illegal aliens. Conservatives believe, however, that legalization must be contingent on border security, since the Obama administration has a record of refusing to enforce laws it does not like. Neither the so-called “triggers” in the bill, nor the new spending on border security, provide adequate guarantees, conservatives say.

Republican leaders concede these arguments, but argue that failing to pass any legislation now will simply make the problem worse. Privately, some of the same Republican leaders argue for passing the legislation for purely political reasons, in order to stop the attrition of Hispanic voters. The party’s recent internal “autopsy” insists bluntly that Republicans “must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform.” Period.

Opponents of the bill point out that the party’s share of the Hispanic vote fell after Reagan’s amnesty of 1986, and that Mitt Romney would have lost in 2012 even with an overwhelming majority of the Hispanic vote. The grass-roots suspects the leadership’s real motivation is to reward special interest lobbies. The leadership, meanwhile, has joined Democrats in accusing conservative opponents of the bill of “nativism.”

Broadly speaking, however, there is no substantive disagreement among Republicans over immigration. There are a few groups that oppose any increase in immigration, but they are a small minority. The real fight is about whether Washington can be trusted. The same fault lines appear elsewhere–in the NSA scandal, for example, where grass-roots anger about the Bush-era program is driven by mistrust of Obama’s government.

These are tactical disagreements, but they are serious, and perhaps fatal. Members of the Republican elite are warning openly that they will leave if immigration reform does not pass. Some conservatives, notably Sarah Palin, have suggested that a third party may be an option. Meanwhile, the party is failing to exploit public outrage over a string of Obama administration scandals to build support for the 2014 midterm election effort.

What the party needs most is leadership that can reconcile the two factions. However, much of the Republican establishment is committed to asserting its control. In the midst of the immigration debate, House leaders are joining their Democratic colleagues in a nationwide tour, “Become America,” that will attempt to impress upon voters the need for immigration reform–even though only 6% of Americans say it is their top priority.

That marks a stark contrast from 2009, when Republican leaders reacted to the 2008 defeat by embarking on a “listening tour.” The result was that newly-motivated conservative activists, driven by the Tea Party, rallied behind a successful Republican election effort. In 2013, Republican leaders are no longer listening. They are lecturing–and raising money to protect moderate incumbents from conservative primaries.

The party’s grass-roots, whose favored leaders have abandoned them by embracing immigration reform (Marco Rubio) or accepting Obamacare’s Medicaid funding (Chris Christie, Rick Scott, and others), have no way of responding. They rally around junior Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, who have little power but put up a good fight. And they continue to adhere to conservative media, especially on talk radio and the Internet.

Republican leaders inside the Beltway increasingly resent the power of conservative media. They have begun to identify with time-worn Democratic criticisms–that talk radio is bigoted and shrill, that conservative bloggers are unreliable, that grass-roots heroes are “wacko” (to borrow from Sen. John McCain). They fail to understand the gap that conservative media fill–namely, the need for coherent, courageous opposition.

Opposition takes many forms in conservative new media. Rush Limbaugh celebrates opposition for its own sake: “What’s wrong with saying ‘no’?” he often asks. Mark Levin is about to offer a pro-active opposition agenda for constitutional reform in his forthcoming book, The Liberty Amendments. And Breitbart News offers a basis for political opposition by reporting news from an unabashedly conservative perspective.

The left created its own new forms of opposition, and opposition media, during the Bush era. The difference was that the anti-war movement and the “netroots” toppled Democrat leaders and purging the centrists. Conservatives have been more patient with the GOP establishment, but that patience is wearing thin. Those Republicans in Washington who are stoking the fight should try listening again–before it is too late.

 

 

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