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The NRCC is having money problems?…Shocker!

The Blog Politico is reporting that the National Republican Congressional Committee is running into problems with money.

In the past three months, only 75 of 177 Republicans — most of whom represent safe districts — transferred money into the committee, netting it $2.1 million. The average donation was just $28,000, with only 11 members donating $50,000 or more during that time period.

This might be because the NRCC continues to hamper efforts by local republicans to have a conservative candidate. We are seeing this in the fifth district…we also have reports of it being done in Colorado. You can see this in every state that the NRCC has it’s dirty hands.  Moderate aka:Liberal candidates are being placed as the “annointed ones” and the true conservatives are being sidelined.

“We have the recruits to get this back, but we don’t know if we have the resources. We need every one of [our members] pulling at the oars right now,” NRCC executive director Guy Harrison told POLITICO.

Hmmmm. Could it be that we don’t want to be on a stormy sea in a leaky boat full of RINO impostors? Maybe if the “establishment”  would stop ignoring the Tea Party patriots across America you’d be flush with cash. Granted most people don’t have any cash right now thanks to 8 years of pretend conservatism under G.W. Bush and 1 year under Obama. However, “I’d give what I could if I believed in the candidate” is what we are hearing all the time.

The NRCC and the GOP can forget about a victory in 2010 if they don’t start pushing real conservative candidates. Bob McDonnell won in Virginia because he was percieved to be a “conservative”. NY23 was almost won by a “conservative” and would have if it were not for the foolishness of old party politics.

It’s time for the NRCC  and the GOP to wake up…The Tea Party is not going away, not any time soon!

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Roanoke Still Stealing Private Property

We received this from TertiumQuids
The City of Roanoke is still confiscating
citizens’ property for developers,
despite the law forbidding it

Just a few weeks ago, a judge ruled that the City of Roanoke and its redevelopment and housing authority could take the property of a very viable local business and turn it over to another private business, simply to create more tax revenue and the potential for more jobs. The judge did this – and the city took the property – despite a law passed in 2007 forbidding this very type of confiscation.

In another twist, the recipient of the land, Carilion Health System, now says it doesn’t even want the property, and claims it never did! If that’s true, why did Carilion wait until AFTER the court case – after all of the heartache and the hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses to the property owners and the taxpayers – to tell everyone this? E-mails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act between Carilion execs and the city show that the health care giant has actually wanted the land for the last 10 years. Is it simply lying now to save face?

We interview Jay Burkholder, the owner of the property in Roanoke that houses a successful flooring business. We also talk with one of his attorneys, Josh Baker with Waldo & Lyle in Norfolk. The law firm specializes in eminent domain cases and is the only one in Virginia dedicated to representing only property owners.

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Sleeping Blue Dogs

Yesterday, Americans for Limited Government released the voting records of some 90 Blue Dog and other so-called “moderate” House Democrats on twelve key votes in 2009.

Bottom line: When it comes to profligate spending, the Blue Dogs are anything but watchdogs. And the moderates make Paris Hilton look tight-fisted.

The ALG analysis includes votes on the $789 billion “stimulus”, bankruptcy mortgage “cramdowns,” ACORN funding, a $108 billion International Monetary Fund expansion, the Waxman-Markey carbon emission caps, the $2.1 trillion “public option” health system, the $154 billion assistance program for bankrupt states, and the $290 billion debt limit expansion.

In short, they were some of the most controversial measures to pass the House this year. And to be certain, they all passed.

Instead of being stalwart financial watchdogs, these so-called “moderates” in the House have turned out to be nothing more than supine lapdogs sleeping through the greatest financial burglary in human history. They have proven unable or unwilling to stop a single piece of budget-busting legislation this session.

The analysis was conducted to gauge a caucus that touts itself for being “fiscally responsible.” According to the Blue Dogs’ website, “In the 111th Congress, the Coalition intends to continue to make a difference in Congress by forging middle-ground, bipartisan answers to the current challenges facing the Country. A top priority will be to refocus Congress on balancing the budget and ridding taxpayers of the burden the debt places on them.”

However, by and large, the Blue Dogs and other so-called Democrat “moderates” voted with Pelosi & Co. to spend more than $3.6 trillion in 2009. The analysis shows 856 Yea votes and only 207 Nay votes. Over 80 percent of the votes cast by these “conservatives” and “moderates” acquiesced to the unprecedented spend-a-thon that is putting taxpayers on the hook for a debt that, quite simply, can never be paid back.

In 2009, the national debt soared to over $12 trillion. By 2011, it will top the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at over $14 trillion. By 2020, it will surpass $20 trillion.

As ALG President Bill Wilson noted yesterday, “By its own measure, the Blue Dog coalition has not succeeded. The House of Representatives this year alone has voted to spend more than $3.6 trillion, to nationalize the health care system, to strangle the nation’s access to energy, and to bankrupt the Treasury—and yet the Blue Dog and so-called ‘moderate’ Democrats have done nothing to stop the profligate financial catastrophe unfolding at the nation’s Capitol.”

To be fair, a few of the members in the analysis did vote Nay on some of the more controversial measures: Bobby Bright (AL-CD2) voted Nay on 9 out of the 12 votes. So did Walter Minnick (ID-CD1). And Parker Griffith (AL-CD5), who now caucuses with House Republicans, voted Nay 7 times.

Others, like Charlie Melancon (LA-CD3) and Glenn Nye (VA-CD2) did not get religion on spending until the Waxman-Markey “cap-and-tax” bill of last summer. Then, they proceeded to vote Nay on the remainder of the expensive measures. Largely, though, these five Representatives are the exception, and not the rule.

Take the cases of Mark Schauer (MI-CD7) and Dina Titus (NV-CD3). Self-described “moderates,” they voted against expanding the national debt limit by $290 billion. Of course, that was after voting in favor of every single big-spending initiative throughout the year, all of which will place upward pressure on the deficit.

Some members actually voted for every single contentious measure they were present for, according to the analysis: Leonard Boswell (IA-CD3), Sanford Bishop (GA-CD2), David Scott (GA-CD13), Joe Baca (CA-CD43), Dennis Moore (KS-CD3), Jane Harman (CA-CD36), Adam Schiff (CA-CD29), Dennis Cardoza (CA-CD18), Henry Cuellar (TX-CD28), Loretta Sanchez (CA-CD47), Mike Thompson (CA-CD1), Tim Bishop (NY-CD1), John Hall (NY-CD19), Bob Etheridge (NC-CD2), John Spratt (SC-CD5), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-CD15), and Steve Kagen (WI-CD8).

In 2010, these members will need to find some way of restraining Congress, before the people report to the polls in November to be the final judges of their representatives’ austerity—and integrity. But, to do that, they’d have to first wake up and take note of the fact that they slept through—or aided and abetted—the greatest robbery in American history.

In the end, nobody will believe the Blue Dogs and other so-called “moderates” in the House Democrat Caucus really stand for anything if they cannot, in fact, stop anything.

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It’s Not Too Late…

It’s Not Too Late to Listen to What Americans Really Want
from the Office of Senator Mitch McConnell
‘This will be a bill that none of my constituents have seen, that none of
the Majority Leader’s constituents have seen. You could fit into a phone
booth the number of people who’ve seen this bill that will affect the lives
of every single American in the most profound ways’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
made the following remarks on the Senate floor Friday regarding the
importance of getting it right on health care reform:
“The Majority Leader has signaled that he will finally unveil the most
significant piece of domestic legislation in modern history some time on
Saturday — and force a vote in the middle of the night about 36 hours
“This is outrageous.
“This will be a bill that none of my constituents have seen; that none of
the Majority Leader’s constituents have seen; that none of you have
seen and that nobody outside of the Capitol has seen.
“You could fit into a phone booth the number of people who’ve seen this
bill that will affect the lives of every single American in the most
profound ways.
“Every American should have an opportunity to know what their
Senators are being asked to vote for before anyone can see it. I defy
anyone in this chamber to come down here and defend the secrecy
surrounding this bill.
“Earlier this week, the President said ‘I think it’s important for every
single member of the Senate to take a careful look at what’s in the bill.’
“Unfortunately, there is no bill to read. Let me repeat: there is literally
no bill to inspect. Even Senator Durbin, the second in charge on the
Democrat side, admits he hasn’t seen the details of this bill.
“The only thing we know for sure about this bill is that it will raise taxes,
raise premiums, and slash Medicare by nearly a half trillion dollars to
pay for a vast expansion of government into health care that an
overwhelming majority of Americans oppose.
“That’s what’s at the heart of this bill that no one’s seen yet. So we may
not know all the details, but we already know this bill can’t be fixed.
Senator Mitch McConnell

“And we know Americans are outraged by what’s happened in this
debate: a bill that was supposed to lower costs, lower taxes, and lower
premiums will actually raise all three — making existing problems not
better, but worse.
“It’s not too late to start over and deliver the reform Americans really
want — the step-by-step reforms we know would actually lower health
care costs.
“The Majority knows this bill is a colossal legislative blunder. That’s why
they’re rushing it through.
“That’s why the only argument they’re left with is a call to history. Well,
history will be made either way. And this much is clear: Passing this bill
in this way would be a historic mistake that those who support it will
come to regret.”

Health care reform the collectivist parasites

It is abundantly clear that the experiment of collectivism doesn’t know how dead it is. Time and again that corpse of collectivism tells us how to live. They tell us how “we” must do so many things for them. It is that time old message of tyranny. “You are not your own. You belong to us.” The problem is that time and again through history,  reality doesn’t bear this out.

Their latest message  surrounds  “climate change” in the form of “Cap and Trade” and then of course “health care reform”. We are told that for the sake of the “General Welfare” we must all give up some of our Liberty. Yet they never admit just how much liberty we must relinquish. Their mantra is “the collective knows best.”  They claim to care what WE the people think. They champion collectivism yet ignore that very national collective that overwhelmingly hates their ideas. It’s for you own good we hear. It’s for the good of your neighbor. Yet, when I must steal from one neighbor to give it to another how is that “good”.

Ayn Rand said it best in her book “The Fountainhead”:

“The man who attempts to live for others is a dependent. He is a parasite in motive and makes parasites of those he serves. The relationship produces nothing but mutual corruption. It is impossible in concept. The nearest approach to it in reality-the man who lives to serve others-is a slave. If physical slavery is repulsive., how much more repulsive is the concept of servility of the spirit? The conquered slave has a vestige of honor. He has the merit of having resisted and of considering his condition evil. But the man who enslaves himself voluntarily in the name of love is the basest of creatures. He degrades the dignity of Man and he degrades the conception of love. But this is the essence of altruism.”

So now the OUR Government says we must bow before them. They are working to enslave us all with a parasitic organism they call “Health Care Reform”. This would do nothing to improve the existing system. It would just replace it with a hegemonic behemoth that would pillage the U.S. economy and by some estimates control 70%  of it.

This zombie horde continues with their attempted carnage in the form of  “Cap and Trade”. Despite being exposed as a fraud, climate gate and it’s insane disciples continue to move forward.  World leaders in their private jets and thousands of limousines converged recently on Copenhagen. As they arrived the north eastern U.S. experienced a record setting snow storm. As they departed a cold front hit Europe. Despite the clear evidence to the contrary of their new collective religion they seem hell bent on enslaving the world with limits on growth based on bogus smoke and mirrors they call “science”.

Collectivism may be a fraud. It may be dead. But a rotting corpse can just as easily bring death to the living.

It is time for the individuals in America to bury the dead. It falls to us. It is time that we point out every walking corpse and expose the stench that collectivism represents to our Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.