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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Next Saturday, January 30th, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm EST, Hillsdale College will be conducting an online Constitution Town Hall called "Reviving The Constitution". It is free to anyone wishing to attend. You may register here. You won't be sorry you did!
Posted by Tami at 8:50 PM
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sarah quickly released her congratulations tonight on her official facebook page. We'd like to join her in wishing the new Senator from Massachusetts the very best as he heads to Washington.
Congratulations to the new Senator-elect from Massachusetts! Scott Brown’s victory proves that the desire for real solutions transcends notions of “blue state” and “red state”. Americans agree that we need to hold our politicians accountable and bring common sense to D.C.
Recent elections have taught us that when a party in power loses its way, the American people will hold them accountable at the ballot box. Today under the Democrats, government spending is up nearly 23 percent and unemployment is higher than it’s been in a quarter of a century. For the past year they’ve built a record of broken promises, fat cat bailouts, closed-door meetings with lobbyists, sweetheart deals for corporate cronies, and midnight votes on weekends for major legislation that wasn’t even read. The good citizens of Massachusetts reminded Democrats not to take them for granted.
Americans cheered for Scott Brown’s underdog campaign because they viewed his candidacy as a vote against the Democrats’ health care bill. You know that there’s something wrong with this legislation when opposition to it inspired a Republican victory in a state that currently has no Republicans in Congress and last sent a Republican to the Senate nearly 40 years ago.
Clearly this victory is a bellwether for the big election night ten months from now. In the spirit of bipartisanship, let me offer some advice to the Democrats on how to stem this populist tide. Scrap your current health care bill and start from scratch. We all want true reform, but government mandated insurance is not it. Scott Brown campaigned against this top-down bureaucratic mess. We need common sense solutions like reforming malpractice laws, allowing people to purchase insurance across state lines, giving individual purchasers the same tax benefits as those who get coverage through their employers, and letting small businesses pool together to provide insurance for their employees. Focus your efforts on jobs, not on job-killing legislation. Such a change in approach would show Americans that you’re listening.
My best wishes to Senator-Elect Brown. When you go to Washington, may you never forget the ordinary citizens you met while driving that truck through the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Sarah Palin
Posted by Tami at 10:56 PM
Monday, January 18, 2010
A few minutes ago, I was watching Fox News as Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz, Democrat from the 13th Congressional district in Pennsylvania, discussed the transparency issue surrounding the health care legislation debate. I was dumbfounded to hear Representative Schwartz declare that any "nerd" who wishes to look up information on the health care bill is free to do so online. I don't know why I continue to be amazed at the pomposity of the Democrat oligarchy these days, but I am. I suppose it's because I still labor under the assumption that we continue to enjoy the existence of a Republic. Drunk with power, these minor potentates have launched their own version of the French Reign of Terror and forget that they serve at the pleasure of the people, that they exercise authority only from a limited grant by the people, and that this consentual grant of power may be revoked. I think Dimocrats like Representative Schwartz are playing at a dangerous game. In the end, Robespierre felt the bite of the guillotine. This election season, many Dimocrat necks will be clamped to the block. Good riddance.
Posted by Tami at 10:19 AM
Sunday, January 17, 2010
In a call on Thursday with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL), I learned that Rep. Buchanan had just introduced a discharge petition to the members of the 111th Congress.
In case you aren't familiar with what a discharge petition is, here is a brief summary taken from the rules written for the House. (For a more thorough explanation, see this link)
In short, Congressman Buchanan, along with many of his fellow members of Congress, feel that the lack of transparency with respect to the Health Care reform bill is troubling, at best.
The “discharge rule” of the House of Representatives allows a measure to come to the floor for consideration, even if the committee of referral does not report it and the leadership does not schedule it. To initiate this action, a majority of House Members must first sign a petition for that purpose. The rule permits either (1) the committee of referral to be discharged from the measure itself; or (2) the Committee on Rules to be discharged from a special rule for considering the measure. Layover periods required by the rule permit the Committee on Rules to preempt a discharge attempt, and recover control of the floor agenda, by securing adoption of an alternative special rule for considering the measure. This report will be updated to reflect developments in the rules or practice.
H.Res.847 by Vern Buchanan (FL-13)Buchanan Urges Obama to Demand Open Health Care Negotiations
Here is the letter that Rep. Buchanan sent to the President regarding this matter:
There are at least eight instances when President Obama openly stated, either during his presidential campaign, or since, that the Health Care legislation process would be "transparent in every way". Barack Hussein Obama promised on many occasions that the process would play out on CSPAN for all of America to see. The American people, as a whole, are being shut out of this entire process, and it is outrageous. We're still waiting for the transparency and openness we were promised.
Here is video of the Congressman discussing the "sunshine legislation" he has introduced, along with the discharge petition.
Here is audio of the Congressman discussing the petition with Sean Hannity, on the Sean Hannity radio show.
Finally, here is video of Congressman Buchanan talking about this issue with Neil Cavuto on Fox News.
You can help by immediately calling and writing/emailing your state Congressional representatives and urging them to sign this important petition. Follow this link to get the contact information for your representative. We urge you to take action today.
It is believed that the democrats who are most likely to sign this petition are those who voted against the Pelosi health care bill that was passed in November. Below is a list of those names...if you are in one of these states, take notice.
John Adler (NJ)
Jason Altmire (PA)
Brian Baird (WA)
John Barrow (GA)
John Boccieri (OH)
Dan Boren (OK)
Rick Boucher (VA)
Allen Boyd (FL)
Bobby Bright (AL)
Ben Chandler (KT)
Travis Childers (MS)
Artur Davis (AL)
Lincoln Davis (TN)
Chet Edwards (TX)
Bart Gordon (TN)
Parker Griffith (AL)
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD)
Tim Holden (PA)
Larry Kissell (NC)
Suzanne Kosmas (FL)
Frank Kratovil (MD)
Dennis Kucinich (OH)
Jim Marshall (GA)
Betsy Markey (CO)
Eric Massa (NY)
Mike McIntyre (NC)
Michael McMahon (NY)
Charlie Melancon (LA)
Walt Minnick (ID)
Scott Murphy (NY)
Glenn Nye (VA)
Collin Peterson (MN)
Mike Ross (AR)
Heath Shuler (NC)
Ike Skelton (MO)
John Tanner (TN)
Gene Taylor (MS)
Harry Teague (NM)
Posted by Tami at 2:43 PM
From Sarah's official Facebook page:
Tomorrow, America honors the memory of one of our greatest – Martin Luther King, Jr. He used his gifts and talents in selfless, mighty ways to mobilize efforts against racial discrimination and is deserving of our honor.
Please take a moment to tell your children about this great man. He fought for liberty and equality because he knew they were God-given and he knew that no government should be empowered to thwart our freedom. King summarized his mission when stating that no one should be judged based on skin color, but by the content of one's character.
Seeming to have a foreboding notion of how quickly life passes, he did not waste time on pettiness. He believed that “the quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”
May our children follow in the footsteps of giants like King, who sincerely respected equality.
- Sarah Palin
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – MLK
Posted by Tami at 2:15 PM
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tune in to Fox News tonight, 01/14/10 at 10 PM, Greta Van Sustern. Congressman Buchanan (R-FL) will be discussing discharge petition he is bringing before Congress that urges House Democrats to open the closed doors and include Republicans in the Healthcare bill negotiations taking place. Will demand the transparency that was promised during the elections. More to come...
Posted by Tami at 4:47 PM