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Kerr County Republican Party If this is the mindset of one of the most powerful people in government, we need to get on our knees and pray for a clean sweep of the House in the November elections. After praying we then need to step forward and do our part to make sure it happens.

CNSNews.com – Pelosi: It’s Cheaper to Treat Teens for Drug Use Than Interdict Drugs at Border www.cnsnews.com – While pointing out that it is the responsibility of the federal government to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said Thursday it is cheaper to treat teens for drug …

I just don’t get it! These people in Washington have lost their common sense and so have we if we don’t see it. If we don’t do something about getting these people out of office then there is something wrong with our own thinking as well. I believe we are allowing political ideology to override our ability to think clearly right now.

It’s time to get back sanity in Washington. It may not be the Republican Party that will get it back, but if we don’t put Republicans in there and take back the House, then we shoot ourselves in the foot. Also, if we vote for an independent, then we each give a vote to Democrats like we did with Ross Perot. We cannot afford to give away our votes, especially when a vote counts so much right now.

The Democrats are working hard behind the scenes to stack the deck with democrat votes. They have plans to make Washington D.C. a state, which was emphatically barred by the Founding Fathers, because that will give them one more Democrat Senator and 6 Representative.

In addition to Washington D.C. Statehood, they are working right now to make Puerto Rico our 51st state, which will bring in about 4 million new voters who are known for voting Democrat. They also want to give convicted felons the right to vote so there is approximately another 4 million new votes who are known for voting Democrat. With close to 20 million illegal aliens in the United States right now, who are likely to vote Democrat, you can see why Politicians are bending over backwards to cater to that force of potential voters. All in all, their plans will bring in enough power to stay in office for the next twenty years.

The only thing that can stop these plans is for us to wake up and start telling Washington that we do not support their goals and that we will do everything in our power to thwart their plans.

Please start opening your mouth and tell people what you know about the Democratic Party’s plans and voice your opinion about it. We are all that stands between them and the security of this nation and protecting our families from drugs.


May 7, 2010 Posted by | Govmt & The People | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hillary Says It All

Hillary says it’s not unpatriotic to disagree with the administration. I guess she should have told that to her husband before he made the statement that protesting this administration’s spending spree and passing bills without representation. It isn’t racism, hate, or condoning violence to say we won’t take it any more. Even Hillary agrees with this.

April 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Join My Forum

At the risk of some of you not reading this article because you think it is about politics instead of business, I urge you to still read on because it really does relate to how you do business. Consider how you would fulfill your dreams and the measure of your creation if government tied your hands and restrict your ability to live the way you prefer and pass laws that control your thinking.

There is a grassroots movement in America today that’s known as the TEA Party. This movement is about more than protesting high taxation (TEA=Taxed Enough Already) but has become a group effort to affect decisions in government.

The TEA Party’s efforts center around the need to protect what our forefathers died for and have sacrificed so much to give us. Please, I would really appreciate you joining my forum discussion at Stand Up Patriots to discuss the TEA Party Movement and how you feel about the way politicians and the media portray their efforts. Also, see http://MomsAndGrandmasUnited.com/

Why I Ask This Of You

First, understand that I’m not saying you cannot succeed and have your dreams fulfilled under a government other than we have now. I am saying that our dreams, goals, and plans we set in motions are based on the way of life that we currently enjoy. For these reasons, I need to talk with you for a moment about the TEA Party movement.

This grassroots movement is gaining momentum the past year and so they are drawing a lot of attention from the media and politicians. As a result, the group is now being demonized for having the audacity to stand up as patriots. Members speak out with courage against progressive liberals who are aggressively attempting to change the foundation of America.

This Is Not About Advancing Political Points of View

We are no longer talking about politics as usual, about the differences between party lines, or whose philosophy is right or wrong. We are talking about supporting a group effort to protect the American Constitution, protecting “checks and balances”, and keeping the three divisions of government separate, honest and healthy so we can live our dreams in a free commerce.

In addition, we are talking about protecting America from being subject to world laws, world religion, and one world currency. The grassroots movement that the TEA Party stands for is really a moral issue. It’s about our power to think the way we want and the right to speak out against government intervention in our businesses and in our lives.

The TEA Party movement frustrates Progressive liberal’s efforts to see their vision for American fulfilled. They have been trying to make this vision become reality for over forty years. As a result, their counter-move is to discredit TEA Party efforts by portraying them as racists, hateful, seditious, and violent. Of course, any one who attends TEA Party events will know these claims are FALSE.

I’m not racist, not violent, just not silent any more.  Are you?

Glenn Beck suggested that we put these words on the Internet and everywhere we can to let people know that what they’ve been hearing about TEA Party members is wrong. It is an OUTRIGHT LIE being used (by guess who) to manipulate support for the group.

The progressive left want to discredit this movement and our objection to what they want to do to America.

  • *We DO NOT want Socialism in America. Our forefathers left that form of government behind them and established a Democratic Republic form of government–which gives sovereignty to states and representation of the people in government.
  • *We DO NOT want an over-extended government that gets into our personal lives and business dealings. We believe in capitalism and free commerce.
  • *We DO NOT want government making us dependent on them verses self-reliance. We believe in allowing communities and churches to care for those in need and limited government programs.
  • *We DO NOT want government telling us how to think, deeming what speech is acceptable, and limiting our business dealings with ridiculous rules and regulations.
  • *We DO NOT want government telling us how to run our families either and our personal finances.
  • *We DO NOT want government telling us that we cannot voice our religious views in public because we might offend someone who believes differently.

Since the TEA Party is gaining so much momentum, those who oppose the movement feel a need to attack our work. It appears that they really think Americans are stupid enough to accept their vision for America and will not wake up to the truth until it is all over.

Well, we are awake now and we are not going to silently take it! The TEA Party movement irritates their progress and frustrate their goals. We must be vigilant at election time and replace every one of them that support the progressive liberal efforts to take down our present lifestyle in America. We must remove those from governing our affairs who want to replace free enterprise and the Constitution with “One World Order”.

How Will One World Order Affect Your Business Plans?

What does “One World Order” mean?

  • *One World Religion-which means no religion
  • *One World currency
  • *One World government-which means some form of socialism-with all citizens regulated by one body of world government and world laws.

If you agree that this is not the type of wold in which you want to live, please join me in standing up as a true Patriot. Being a Patriot means you support what our forefathers died to give us, you support what our soldiers sacrificed and died for, and you support our men and women overseas who are in harms way to secure our way of life for us.

You Don’t Get Involved In Politics

If you are not paying attention to politics now, it means that you just don’t care about what government is doing or that don’t want to be pulled into politics. However, you had better start paying attention! Otherwise, you and the rest of us are about to lose all that makes this country great and that allows us to live the way we choose.

You are an irresponsible citizen when you do not participate in protecting our freedom and the blessings we enjoy by living in this country. You stand there in your private little world and say you don’t want to be bothered or get involved, and yet you enjoy the benefits and lifestyle that American citizens receive without any contributions to protect it. No, you just leave it up to us who will stand up for you and who will do it all for your benefit. That is just plain lazy on your part and it insults the rest of us.

If you agree with the progressive liberal movement, then I am sure you will soon find out the error in your thinking. It is the freedom in present America that allows you to think the way you do. Just wait until you are not allowed to think that way any more or to voice your opinions without fear of being put in prison. At that point, however, it will be too late!

Now Tell Me Where I Said Anything About Racism, Hate, and Violence! You didn’t hear me say a word because the TEA Party movement is about uniting people to protect freedom.

THE TEA PARTY DOES NOT CONDONE RACISM, HATE OR VIOLENCE. The truth is, those committing these infractions come from plants inside group gatherings to cause situations the media can report.


April 23, 2010 Posted by | Govmt & The People | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

White People Ain’t Gonna Take It No More!

I need to talk to you about something important today that is not about business dealings or politics. It is about our fellowman and protecting our freedom. Some of you are not from America, but this message applies to all human beings on this planet and how we treat each other.

No matter where you live, you do know about caring for your neighbors and many of you know about God and His commandment to love each other and to each other’s keeper. That’s all I want to say until you watch the video and read my notes leading up to it.

You have got to watch this video. The man is serious about America being ruined by Obamanomics. He says the “White People aint goinna take it anymore. They’re gonna rise up. I’m telling ya, their gonna rise up and take back their rights and I don’t blame em. I’m gonna be right there with em if they’ll let me.” Manning, Phd

You’ll love his perspective! He is a black minister who talks to his own people. I hope you will watch it, especially if you are a black person. He makes some VERY relevant points to think about in these times.

The point I want to make before you watch this video is that we don’t have to be on opposite sides of this issue. This country is OUR COUNTRY and we are ALL CITIZENS of this great nation. Please don’t allow race to be used as a tool by politicians to divide us. This is a time when people really need to stick together.

Manning says there is going to be a revolution. I have been saying that too for five years now. I wrote it in my book back in 2005. Now the day is here when we have to make a decision on which side we are on. Are we on the Lord’s side and stand up for freedom and self-reliance, with people taking care of those in our own community who need our help, or are we going to let evil and the laziness of mankind steal from the backs of those who work hard to support this country?

If communities and churches were taking care of their own we wouldn’t have this mess now. But we do have this situation because people have turned away from their responsibility to their neighbors and have replaced it for working to satisfy our own desires and our own lavishness.

Now those precious things we hold dear are on the chopping block and will be taken from us by an out-of-control government. We did it to ourselves, but we can fix it too if we will open our eyes and take note of how we got here. Do we need a revolution that includes violence, or do we have a revolution in the way we think and act in our communities?

Although some are trying to make this a black and white issue, it is not! It is a Wake UP Call for us to start doing what we were created to do. We were created to love each other, to need each other, to take care of each other, and to care for those who have less than us.

However, and this is a HUGE however, those of you who have been lazy and expect a handout because of an attitude of dependence, it’s time to start contributing to your community as well. This is a two way street you know, and that is what makes a healthy society. When one side of the street constantly takes and does not care about those who give, then there is something wrong with the system. It’s obvious that this system is broken now, and we all can see it, so lets fix it together okay?

Use This Link For Video: Manning Predicts Revolution

In addition to this video, Americans may also appreciate this other posting on the same topic. http://canwebelieveit.info/2010/04/07/tired-of-bei…

April 8, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Easter Season

Easter is the season to remember our Savior died for us that we might live again and to take upon himself all of our sins and imperfections.

Easter is also the season that represents new birth and spring. . . with eggs, chicks, bunnies, and chocolate.

April 3, 2010 Posted by | Spirituality | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Older Men Should Be Allowed to Fight

I love the concept behind this posting on one of my social sites. I thought you older vets might appreciate it. The language does get a little salty sometimes but the message is good.

Drafting Guys over 60—-this is funny & written by a former soldier-he has all my respect!!

New Direction for any war: Send Service Vets over 60! I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists. You can’t be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got the
whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us older guys. You shouldn’t be able to join a military unit until you’re at leas 35. For starters: Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds.Older guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy. Young guys haven’t lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. ‘My back hurts! I can’t sleep, I’m tired and hungry’ We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately  deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while. An 18-year-old doesn’t even like to get up before 10 a..m. Older guys always get up early to pee so what the hell. Besides, like I said, ‘I’m tired and can’t sleep and since I’m already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical son-of-a-bitch. If captured we couldn’t spill the beans because we’d forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

Boot camp would be easier for older guys.. We’re used to getting screamed and yelled at .and we’re used to soft food. We’ve also developed an appreciation for guns. We’ve been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I’ve been in combat and didn’t see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor
did I ever do any push ups after completing basic training. Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I’ve never seen anyone out run a bullet. An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He’s still learning to shave, to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn’t figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head…These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm’s way..Let us older guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple of million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already behind them..

**How about recruiting Women over 50 …in menopause!!! You think Men have attitudes!!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!!  If nothing else, put them on border patrol…. They will have it secured the first night! Send this to all of your senior friends…it’s in big type so they can read

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Those Who Serve | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Digg Postings

I hope you will click on the links and visit me on Digg. If you are a member of Digg, I hope you will vote on it for me. Thanks, and please leave me a comment about how you feel.

Recent Activity

What Is The TEA Party Movement

canwebelieveit.info — The TEA Party movement is about Government recognizing The Will of The People. Most of us understand this but how much do we know about the reason for its creation? Do you know that TEA stands for TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY? The movement began as a voice against high taxation, but now it has evolved to include much more. Consider the impact on politics.

They Just Don’t Get It!

canwebelieveit.info — Everyone supporting the Health Care bill thinks the argument is that people are fighting the cost of it and that they are afraid of change. That’s not the question, if any one cares to listen.There are distinct reasons for not wanting this bill to pass, and it doesn’t have anything to do with cost or abortion. Its about illegal government takeover.

A Divisive America

canwebelieveit.info — Divisiveness among the people is the result of Government not functioning as it should. We must work together to keep democracy safe. If we do not do something soon to resolve the disconnection between government and its people, another type of civil will surely occur. I feel optimistic that we can do this together if we have a mindset to do so and…

An Attitude of Discontent

canwebelieveit.info — There is a problem that government is prepared to handle.They have 75 counties in Texas alone that are ready to handle decent. Presidents have practiced for this possibility for years. President Obama already practiced for it in his first few months in office. You don’t have to believe me, I don’t expect you to, but you should believe your own eyes…

I Predict States Ceding From The Union

canwebelieveit.info — One of the newest reports is 38 States have now drafted law suits to fight back when the Health Care bill passes. They are fighting back for Abuse Of Federal Power. How many states will bankrupt if these mandates are forced on states? What other recourse will these States have but bankruptcy? Is it possible that ceding from the union is their only…

Is Our Republic For Sale?

canwebelieveit.info — Can you believe the nerve of Congress? I am ticked-off with our situation because they blatantly ignore the Will of the People! CAN YOU SAY Government Is Hanging By A Thread? Uh, I think so! I also think somebody better do something fast or it will take an OUT RIGHT REVOLUTION to get back our rights. That prospect is a scary thought to me.

More Than Frosting

morethanfrosting.com — It’s About More Than Sex Appeal. I use the example of two types of cake. One looks beautiful and one that does not look very appealing. As it turns out, however, it’s the cake that is not appealing that tastes the best. Some of us spend a lot of time and money on making ourselves look good, smell good, and feel good. Even with all the toys and…

March 21, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Predict States Ceding From The Union

News just keeps coming in almost hourly from Washington.

I have the Fox News Channel on as I work on the computer but I cannot keep up with everything happening to report on for you.

One of the newest reports is 38 States have now drafted law suits to fight back when the Health Care bill passes. They are fighting back for Abuse Of Federal Power. They say they cannot afford to abide by mandates coming from Washington with the passing of the Health Care bill.

Let me back up a little to last night to tell you that the Attorney General from Idaho came on Fox News to say they drew up a law suit against the Federal Government that will go into force when Congress passes the HC bill. We now have 38 states so far that have joined the “Lawsuit Bandwagon”.

The Governor of Arizona came on Fox News today and said they cannot afford it. They can’t just print money like the government can. The Governor said they will have to go to the taxpayers in order to raise the billions it will take to fund the mandates coming from Washington. She said this will bankrupt their state.

Consider these questions:

  • How many other states will bankrupt if these mandates are forced on states?
  • What other recourse will these States have but bankruptcy to comply with Federal mandates?
  • Is it possible that ceding from the union is their only recourse?

Consider these points before you answer the questions just asked of you.

  • Several years back, a man campaigned in Oregon on the merits of ceding from the union for being doubled taxed; he lost.
  • In the past year, we’ve seen jokes circulating on the Internet that Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas will cede from the Union. Even Governor Perry responded to this speculation.
  • Now, with 38 States fighting back, this joke might actually become a reality.
  • 65% of Americans disapprove of the direction we are heading. Most of those will vote to not keep candidates in Congress right now.

Can you say, “RIOTING IN THE STREETS AND ANOTHER CIVIL WAR?”

I welcome your thoughts. Please leave me a comment.

March 19, 2010 Posted by | A Divided Nation | , , , , | Leave a comment

DAMN THE VOTERS

I agree with the statements made in this email report that I received from the GOP.

Note the comments made in this report by many important journalist. All make the point that this administration has no regard for the wishes of the American people and believe they know what’s best for America.

After you read this report, please comment and tell us what you think about this and then answer poll questions. Thank you.

RAMMING SPEED

Not Listening After Virginia & New Jersey,
Not Listening After Massachusetts,
Not Listening After Failed Summit
Dems Will Try Passing Government-Run
Health Care Through Reconciliation

View This Research Briefing At GOP.com
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DAMN THE VOTERS…

Virginia, New Jersey Elections Do Not “Bode Well For Health Care Bill.” “Looking forward, that could have implications for the President’s agenda. His fellow Democrats could become even more attuned to the rhythms of their constituencies and less willing to risk stepping out of line to further Obama’s priorities when they are not in line with those of voters back home. That may not bode well for Obama’s health care bill…” (Karen Tumulty, “Republican Wins Show Dems They Are On Their Own,” Time, 11/4/09)

CNN’s Gloria Borge On Massachusetts Election: “This Was A National Election … Scott Brown Campaigned By Saying He Wanted To Be The Vote To Kill Health Care Reform In The United States Senate. And He Won.” (CNN’s “Larry King Live,” 1/19/10)

Three Out Of Four Americans Against Congress Passing “Legislation Similar To The Bills Passed By Both Chambers.” “Twenty-five percent of people questioned in the poll say Congress should pass legislation similar to the bills passed by both chambers, with 48 percent saying lawmakers should work on an entirely new bill and a quarter saying Congress should stop all work on health care reform.” (Paul Steinhauser, “CNN Poll: Health Care Provisions Popular But Overall Bills Unpopular,” CNN.com’s “Political Ticker” Blog, 2/24/10)

And Majority Of Americans Don’t Want The Democrats To Use Reconciliation To Pass Their Government-Run Health Care Experiment. “In the survey, Americans by 52%-39% oppose Senate Democrats using the procedure, which allows a bill to pass with a 51-vote majority rather than the 60 votes needed to end debate.” (Susan Page, “Poll: Expectations Lo w On Health Summit,” USA Today, 2/25/10) DEMS MOVE FULL SPEED AHEAD ON RECONCILIATIONJANUARY 26: Dems “Focused” On Reconciliation Immediately After Election Of Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA). “Senior Congressional aides said that lawmakers and the White House were increasingly focused on a plan by which the House would adopt the health care bill approved by the Senate on Dec. 24, with any changes made in a separate bill using the budget reconciliation maneuver. But Democratic leaders are no longer confident that rank-and-file House Democrats would be willing to go along. The victory by the Republican, Scott Brown, in Massachusetts last Tuesday not only denied Democrats their 60th vote, but raised a specter of fear for Democrats over the midterm elections.” (David Herszenhorn & Robert Pear, “Decision Looms On Advancing Health Care Bill,” The New York Times, 1/25/10)

FEBRUARY 8: White House Wanted To Use Health Care Summit To Give Obama, Dems Ground Cover To Use Reconciliation. “It’s also an opportunity for Mr. Obama to reclaim his image as someone out to change how Washington works, to engage his critics and to answer those who say he has broken his pledge to hold negotiations over a health-care bill in public. … The White House now hopes that a better, more public process will boost public support and give congressional Democrats enough confidence to pass the bill, using a parliamentary procedure that requires just 51 Senate votes.” (Laura Meckler, “Leverage Sought In Health Summit,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/8/10)

FEBRUARY 9: “[D]emocrats Hope The Summit Could Provide Them Political Cover To Go It Alone On A Party-Line Vote If Republicans Say They Won’t Provide Any Votes For An Obama-Style Health Fix.” (Carrie Budoff Brown & Patrick O’Connor, “No High Hopes For Health Care Summit,” Politico, 2/9/10)

  • “[I]n Fact, Obama Hopes To Walk Into The Feb. 25 Summit With An Agreement In Hand Between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid On A Final Democratic Bill, So They Can Move Ahead With A Reform Package After The Sit Down.” (Carrie Budoff Brown & Patrick O’Connor, “No High Hopes For Health Care Summit,” Politico, 2/9/10)

FEBRUARY 19: Obama, Pelosi, And Reid Are “Committed To Reconciliation.” “‘They are coming out of the summit guns-a-blazing and they’re committed to reconciliation,’ said one Democratic insider. All three are dedicated to comprehensive reform, but Reid and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are cautioning that ‘it’s going to be a heavier lift than a lot of people expect it to be,’ said a senior Democratic official. ‘It’s going to cause political problems.’” (Chris Frates, “Obama, Reid, Pelosi ‘Committed To Reconciliation’ — Tanden Leaving Administration — Medicaid Enrollment Hits Record 46.8M — W.H. Could Push Fo r Public Option,” Politico’s “Live Pulse” Blog , 2/19/10)

  • “RECONCILIATION IS BACK: Why Bother With The Health Care Summit If Democrats Are Going To Use Reconciliation – A Filibuster Busting Simple Majority – In The Senate?” (Martin Kady II, “Republican Surge,” Politico’s “The Huddle,” 2/19/10)

FEBRUARY 22: Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) Praises Obama’s Proposal As Evidence Of A Partisan Way Forward Through Reconciliation. “But to be clear, this bill is a 51 vote plan and not a 60 vote plan – that is great news. Democrats wasted a year bowing to the altar of Olympia Snowe, Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson and it got us nowhere.” (Rep. Anthony Weiner, “Weiner On White House Health Care Plan,” Press Release, 2/22/10)

FEBRUARY 23: MSNBC’s “First Read” Blog: It’s Clear Dems Are Using The Summit For “Political Cover To Use Reconciliation.” “The way forward: After the White House released its health-care proposal yesterday, it’s now clear how it wants to move forward: hold Thursday’s televised summit, grab a Republican idea or two and include it (maybe tort reform, maybe something else significant), then have the political cover to use reconciliation in the Senate, and pass the Senate bill in the House.” (Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, & Ali Weinberg, “First Thoughts: The Way Forward,” MSNBC’s “First Read” Blog, 2/23/10)

FEBRUARY 24: Reid Told Republicans To “Stop Crying Over Reconciliation.” “Harry Reid’s got a gift for hyperbole – and it keeps on giving. The Senate majority leader’s latest gem came in response to hints that Democrats might try to use the fast-track budget ‘reconciliation’ to bypass a Republican filibuster of President Obama’s health care plan. After advising Republicans on Tuesday to ’stop crying over reconciliation as if it’s never been done before,’ he ticked off a list of legislative feats he contends were accomplished through the filibuster-busting process: ‘Contract [with] America was done with reconciliation. Tax cuts, done with reconciliation. Medicare, done with reconciliation.’” (Jonathan Allen, “Hyperbolic Harry,” Politico’s “Live Pulse” Blog, 2/24/10)

FEBRUARY 25: Obama Health Reform Advisor Says The Door Is Open For Reconciliation. “Linda Douglass, the communications director of the White House Office of Health Reform, left reconciliation on the table as an option for passing a health care bill if Democrats and Republicans don’t reach consensus during Thursday’s summit. … ‘Certainly if that were not to be the case, he would be asking for a simple up or down majority vote and would certainly hope that the Republicans would not try to block that simple up or down majority vote.’”(Carol Lee & Patrick O’Connor, “Douglass Open To Reconciliation,”Politico’s “44″ Blog, 2/25/10)

  • Dem Leadership Planning To “Press Forward” With Reconciliation. “The top two Democrats on Capitol Hill said they would press forward on health overhaul legislation with or without bipartisan support, which would mean using a legislative process known as reconciliation. ‘We need to have the courage to get this job done, and we will,’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said after the meeting. She said she was hopeful that Republicans and Democrats would work together, but added she was ‘not overly optimistic.’” (Laura Meckler & Janet Adamy, ”More Talk, No Deal At Health Summit,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/25/10)
  • Dems Believe Summit “Made Reconciliation An Easier Sell.” “House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on Thursday night said he believes that the White House healthcare summit has made reconciliation an easier sell to the American people… ‘I think one of the results of today’s meeting is that the American people fully understand that this bill needs to go forward with a majority,’ Waxman said.  ‘I don’t think too many people are going to quibble if it involves reconciliation.’” (Jared Allen, “Waxman: Obama’s Summit Performance Has Made Reconciliation Easier,” The Hill, 2/25/10)
  • Dems Plan Reconciliation Push “Early Next Week.” “After a brief period of consultation following the White House health reform summit, congressional Democrats plan to begin making the case next week for a massive, Democrats-only health care plan, party strategists told POLITICO. A Democratic official said the six-hour summit was expected to ‘give a face to gridlock, in the form of House and Senate Republicans.’ Democrats plan to begin rhetorical, and perhaps legislative, steps toward the Democrats-only, or reconciliation, process early next week, the strategists said.” (Mike Allen, “Exclusive: What Happens Next,” Politico, 2/25/10)

FEBRUARY 26: Dems “Will Move Forward” On Reconciliation “With Or Without Republican Support.” “President Obama declared Thursday that the time for debate over health-care reform has come to an end, closing an unusual seven-hour summit with congressional leaders by sending a clear message that Democrats will move forward to pass major legislation with or without Republican support. Democratic leaders face a heavy lift in reviving their stalled bill, a process that would involve intricate parliamentary maneuvering and carries no guarantee of success.” (Shailagh Murray & Anne E. Kornblut, “At Health Care Summit, Obama Tells Republicans He’s Eager To Move Ahead,” The Washington Post, 2/2 6/10)

  • Boston Globe: “The President And Democratic Leaders Appeared To Be Laying The Groundwork For An Attempt To Bypass Senate Republicans Using A Process Known As Budget Reconciliation, Which Allows Pas Sage Of Legislation With A 51-Vote Simple Majority.” (Lisa Wangsness & Susan Milligan, “Health Care Summit Underscores Divisions,” The Boston Globe, 2/26/10)

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Can America Afford Democrats/Obama Policies?
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Yes
I think so.
Not sure.
No, I think the bailout and all the reckless spending is running America into the ground.
No, I think they want to ruin America so they can rescue us by establishing socialism.
No, and I am afraid for my future and my family’s future.

March 2, 2010 Posted by | A Divided Nation | Leave a comment

Ex-CIA Director Praises Obama

Breaking from Newsmax.com
Ex-CIA Director Praises Obama for ‘Continuity’ in Terror Fight In an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview, Bush administration CIA Director Michael Hayden gives President Obama high marks in fighting the war on terror. That’s because he’s using strategy and tactics forged during the Bush years. But he’s not happy that Obama has scrapped tough interrogation techniques while investigating the CIA officers who risked their lives defending the nation against jihadists.

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March 2, 2010 Posted by | Political News | , , , , , | Leave a comment