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Tag: US Senate
I am not celebrating this as a way to point out the insipid nature of Harry Reid and Michigan's US Senators.
They already fulfill a centuries old prophesy that politicians eventually would be not born, but would instead be excreted. Indeed, of all the dumb things Democrats could do with US Senate rules, this one takes the cake.
It's called the nuclear option for a reason. Democrats will regret this decision when Republicans take over the Senate in 2014 and win the Presidency in 2016. It was only a few short years ago that the GOP held the Congress and White House. The RNC as a great research piece on what top Democrats said then....
In 2005, Then-Sen. Barack Obama Called For His Colleagues Considering The Nuclear Option To Think About "Protecting Free And Democratic Debate." SEN. BARACK OBAMA: "Mr. President, I rise today to urge my colleagues to think about the implications of what has been called the nuclear option and what effect that might have on this Chamber and on this country. I urge all of us to think not just about winning every debate but about protecting free and democratic debate." (Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), Floor Remarks, Washington, DC, 4/13/05)
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Jeez Mike, you sure talk a good game when the camera is on but, your vote says you're lying.
More mealy-mouthed enabling excuses below.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Didja notice that? When John McMaverick condescended to us lowly peon citizens, Jane Fonda got a twinkle in her eye. That's what is wrong with the GOP.
H/t Freedom Outpost
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
At least someone else is saying it.
Terri Lyn Land, the presumed Michigan GOP offering for US Senate in 2014 has just seen four GOP congressmen in lockstep with her opponent on an issue of critical importance.
As posited by Scales (a thoughtful and accurate analysis) in his comment:
"Benishek, Camp, Rogers, and Upton just endorsed Gary Peters for US Senate!"Which is essentially true.
On matters of amounts, levels of funding, and minor issues like renaming parks for your friends agreement across the aisle might not be such a big thing. However in this issue of surrendering Principle and giving the worst president in the history of this nation a football spiking win and subsequent destruction of our healthcare?
It must be intentional. They mean it. They agree with it. They want it, and so does Gary Peters. The similarity of thought is amazing.
I would be interested in Terri's thoughts on their support of her opponent.
By KG One, Section News
I recently came back from the Romeo Area Tea Party/Southeast Michigan 9-12 Meeting this evening featuring Trevor Loudon author of "The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress".
For those of you who have not had the opportunity to hear him speak, I would highly recommend doing so.
In the packed room with about 250-300 people attending, when you get two standing ovations before you even begin to speak, that's usually a pretty good indication that you're going to hear a good speaker.
This evening, he didn't disappoint.
Even after an almost 2-hour long speech, I'm still decompiling the amount of information that he had gone over from his book on 14 sitting US Senators and over 50 US Representatives, without so much as using notes or cards the entire time, along with their connections with the CPUSA, DSA, WWP, WPC, USPC & a huge laundry list of other groups who have influenced their policy positions.
Many of his connections, including a certain US Senate Candidate from Michigan, just might surprise you.
His section about supporting groups (i.e. unions) and how their positions have changed in just the past 10-20 years was also a little eye-opening.
For those worried about throwing out unsubstantiated accusations, he also included numerous citations on all of the people included in his book.
He has a very short speaking schedule. From what I have been able to piece together from what was announced at tonight's meeting, he will only be in Michigan for this week only.
Here are the upcoming dates and locations:
Lapeer County Tea Party Patriots
If there are any questions (or if you would like to confirm times), I would recommend calling the venues listed above.
If you are unable to attend, the Romeo Area Tea Party had a crew videoing the event.
I'll post a link when it becomes available.
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Apparently Congressman Tim Walberg (CD7) has been answering constituent phone calls this week as Congress works on limited resources during the government shutdown.
"It's all hands on deck for me and my staff - and that includes me helping with phone calls - as operations have been limited by the [Democrat controlled] Senate's unwillingness to discuss a compromise with the House. Most callers are appreciative that I'm here to listen to what they have to say as I work towards finding solutions to fund the government. My staff and I remain committed to providing excellent constituent and legislative services during this difficult period."emphasis mine.
Rep Walberg is also encouraging constituents to send him at email with their comments and concerns at: https://walberg.house.gov/contact/contactform.htm.
There are ample opportunities for other congressmen from Michigan to keep us informed here as well. hint hint
Peters is the guy the Dems will be presenting as their choice for US Senate.
This ad mocks Peters Washington record, and abuses the pure Michigan campaign slightly.
Whats not to love?
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