Governor Pawlenty & Ralph Reed Kick Off Western CPAC

October 17, 2009


Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Ralph Reed Jr. and David Keene the chairman of the National CPAC and American Conservative Union as well as second vice president for the National Rifle Association will speak at this year’s conference.

Western CPAC kicked off tonight with a pool party and private meeting with Governor Pawlenty and California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.

Meg Whitman joined me and John Schulenburg the founder of “Infidels are Cool” blog for a photo.

Governor Pawlenty was the keynote speaker tonight. Pawlenty was elected in blue state Minnesota despite his conservative record. Liberals try to convince people that their gifts are free. They’re not free. It’s very expensive. They have started to unravel the underpinnings that made this country great.

In Minnesota the average state increase was 19% each year for decades. The past two years Pawlenty was able to reduce the budget in Minnesota for the first time in history.

As for Obama, Pawlenty urged the president, “As far as ‘Cash for Clunkers’ …If we don’t have the money then quit spending it… Allowing democrats to control your money is like having Michael Vick watch your dog for the weekend.”

The government can’t run the programs that they control right now so why would we want to give them another one?

Minnesota has the highest penetration of health savings accounts in the nation, around 9%. In Minnesota bus drivers could get lifetime medical benefits if they worked 15 years. Tim put the spotlight on this issue and turned it around. Today the new bus drivers in the state won’t get this same perk after only fifteen years on the job. The bus driver’s union folded because they couldn’t stand the public scrutiny that was going on.

Ralph Reed, the gentleman from Georgia, spoke next.
As we go into next year and one of the biggest wins that we will see as a movement we have to understand how we got here. Don’t be fooled about the blue dogs. The democratic leadership will be breaking arms to get their bills passed. We lost a presidential election in 2008 that was an embarrassment. We were out hustled on the ground. Barack Obama had 6 million volunteers. He had three times as many field offices as McCain. In Virginia he carried the state with 93 full time employees from the day he was nominated. The Republicans had only 23.

Barack Obama has woken conservatives up from their coma. We are already ahead of where we were one month before the 1994 election. This administration in a short period of time is taking us toward slavery faster than any other liberal administration in history. Hugo Chavez even said, “Comrade Obama. If Fidel and I are not careful we’re going to end up on your right.”

Today the federal government is guaranteeing 90% of all housing loans in the US. The president gave 20% Of GM to his union supporters. Now they want to take over the energy and health care segments of our country.

Health care defeat is not an option. If we let this thing pass we may never be able to repeal it. Nancy Pelosi needs the public plan. The Baucus Plan won’t pass. Even though they called us Nazis for showing up and protesting we will not be silent. We are not going away until this plan is stopped. We have to get involved now.

Three Keys to Winning Back the Majority.
1- Return to the principles of Faith and Freedom. We need people who can articulate this.
2- We need candidates who can stand on those principles and run on those principles. We need women and Hispanics to know that they are welcome and valued in this movement and we need to run hundreds of these candidates.
3- We need to build a massive grassroots movement second to none. Reed has started the Faith and Freedom Network. We’re on offense and not just defense. The days we came to California and wrote it off are over. Run on who you are and what you believe.

As Ronald Reagan once said, “Our people look for a cause to believe in. It is time the GOP was painted not in “pale pastels” but in “bold colors.”

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Noam Chomsky Praises Marxist Hugo Chavez But Compares Rightwing Media to Nazis

October 17, 2009

Venezuelan Marxist Hugo Chavez praised Noam Chomsky at the United Nations in 2006 and said Bush was like the devil.

In return, Chomsky praised Chavez this year during a visit to Venezuela.

But, Noam Chomsky thinks the rightwing in America are like Nazis.
Mediaite reported:

Add Noam Chomsky to the growing list of people using the Nazi analogy lately. Speaking to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, he alluded to right-wing media as “substantive content — crazy content, but it does give answers,” and warned that if Americans weren’t properly educated about what was really happening to them, they could be in for a repeat of the Nazi takeover of Germany in the 1930s.

Chomsky, an influential linguist and liberal activist, did give himself some wiggle room — he prefaced his comments by saying “I don’t want to press the analogy too hard,” and later repeated that the analogy wasn’t a perfect one. But it was provocative stuff, and veered into Godwin’s Law territory. Chomsky singled out Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage as dealers of dangerous rhetoric, but he didn’t call out any cablers by name, although they seemed to be swept up in his critique of right-wing media:

The memory that comes to my mind — I don’t want to press the analogy too hard, but I think it’s worth thinking about — is late Weimar Germany. There were people with real grievances, and the Nazis gave them an answer. ‘It’s the fault of the Jews and the Bolsheviks and we’ve got to protect ourselves from them, and that will take care of them.’ And you know what happened…

[…]Germany in the 1920s was at the peak of Western civilization. A decade later, it was at the pits of human history.

Gig’em Aggies!… HUNDREDS Protest Barack Obama at Texas A&M (Video)

October 16, 2009

Gig’em Aggies!
Hundreds of people protested Barack Obama at Texas A&M University today.

My FOX FW reported:

Several hundred protesters have gathered at Texas A&M University to protest President Barack Obama’s visit to the campus.

The protesters gathered Friday hours before Obama was to speak on the College Station campus at the invitation of former President George H.W. Bush. The protesters were allowed to gather at a park near the auditorium where Obama would speak but he would not be able to see them as a parking garage blocked the view from the park.

The president is set to speak at a Friday forum on community service.

Bush had said the event was not political. Nevertheless, the protesters gave speeches criticizing Obama’s efforts to reform health care. Many of the protesters were from anti-tax Tea Party groups that bused in members from around the state.

The Bushes asked conservatives not to protest President Obama on the same day that Obama blamed Bush again for the dismal economy.
Some things never change.

Obama Promised 2.5 Million Stimulus Jobs… Created 30,083 & Lost Millions Instead …Update: Record Deficit Numbers Released

October 16, 2009

Last November Barack Obama promised to “create or save” 2,500,000 jobs with the record stimulus package he was planning to pass as president.

He’s got a long ways to go.

He promised 2,500,000 million jobs…
But so far the democrats record “stimulus” package has only stimulated the economy enough to create only 30,000.
…Excuse me, 30,083 jobs.
The Hill reported:

The first direct stimulus reports showed that stimulus contracts saved or created just 30,083 jobs, prompting more Republican criticism of the $787 billion package.

The data posted Thursday was the result of the government’s initial attempt at counting actual stimulus jobs. Obama administration officials stressed that data was partial — it represented just $16 billion out of the $339 billion awarded — but they said it exceeded their projections.

“All signs — from private estimates to this fragmentary data — point to the conclusion that the Recovery Act did indeed create or save about 1 million jobs in its first seven months, a much needed lift in a very difficult period for our economy,” said Jared Bernstein, the chief economist for Vice President Joe Biden.

According to the White House recovery office’s rough calculations, the 30,083 jobs number projects out to a total of 1.2 million jobs saved or created by the stimulus through September.

That’s crap.
The unemployment rate is nearly 10% now.
Millions of jobs have been lost since the Stimulus package was passed.
They “saved or created” nothing.
What a disaster.

UPDATE: To add to the disaster– The Obama administration has released new deficit numbers, and they are not pretty.
The deficit for Fiscal Year 2009, which ended Sept. 30, came in at a record $1.42 trillion, more than triple the record set just last year.

UPDATE 2: Legal Insurrection offers the president advice on the economy.

Off to LA and Western CPAC

October 16, 2009

UPDATE: I’m here.
After an entire week of rain LA welcomed me with 85 degree weather and the sun shining down on me.
Woo-Hoo

I am attending the Western CPAC Conference next weekend in Newport Beach, California.

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Ralph Reed Jr. and David Keene the chairman of the National CPAC and American Conservative Union as well as second vice president for the National Rifle Association will speak at this year’s conference.

The Western Conservative Political Action Conference, (WCPAC) with President Jon Coupal will host a dinner opening night of the conference, featuring a speech on fiscal responsibility from conservative leader and champion of taxpayer’s rights, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

Hope to see some of you here.

Here is this year’s agenda.
And, here is a look at this year’s blog row.

Obama Holds Fundraiser in San Francisco– Massive Tea Party Breaks Out

October 16, 2009

Barack Obama flew into San Francisco last night for a fundraiser after spending 4 hours in New Orleans.

He didn’t expect this–
Hundreds of tea party protesters greeted the president at the St. Francis Hotel.
The City Square has a report from San Francisco with several photos.

Even in San Francisco, Pres. Obama cannot escape protesters. He held a fundraiser at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco tonight (Thursday) and a crowd turned out across the street on Union Square to let him know what they thought.

Dem’s Health Care 3-Card Monte Will Cost Taxpayers $2 Trillion

October 16, 2009

Harry Reid let the cat out of the bag yesterday.
The Dem’s nationalized health care plan will cost taxpayers at least $2 trillion dollars.

Via Sweetness and Light

Covering millions more Americans and illegal immigrants with health insurance is not a money saver as democrats would suggest.
No matter how democrats shuffle the money around it’s going to cost taxpayers billions. The bill will cost American families $1,700 more each year.
And, 87% of the revenue in the original Baucus proposal to finance Obamacare would come from individuals with incomes of less than $200,000.

Rich Lowry explains the democrat’s magic math today at The New York Post:

If only the laws of the universe didn’t make it impossible to conjure something out of nothing. In a magical world free of such encumbrances, Democrats would be spared the bother of hiding the inevitable costs of ObamaCare.

The latest gambit of Democrats in both the Senate and House is to take roughly $250 billion out of health-care reform — for Medicare payments to doctors — and spend it in a separate bill. This instantly makes ObamaCare appear cheaper, although its impact on the federal budget will be precisely the same.

This isn’t even competent three-card monte. It’s the logic of the spendthrift who’s maxed out on his Visa and MasterCard, but thinks it’s frugal to put a new $6,000 Samsung 65-inch LCD flat-screen TV on his American Express card instead.

Every year, Medicare payments to physicians are supposed to fall. Congress always temporarily defers the cut. The House version of ObamaCare deferred it for 10 years, a reason it had so much red ink. The Baucus bill deferred it for only the first year (at a cost of $10.7 billion), then pretended Congress would subsequently cut doctor payments a drastic 25 percent. Without this otherworldly assumption, the bill would increase the deficit by roughly $150 billion over 10 years.

That violates the Obama pledge not to increase the deficit for health care by one dime by 1.5 trillion dimes. So Dems plan to spend the dimes elsewhere. Problem solved. In this Orwellian spirit, The Associated Press reports that the separate measure will free up $10.7 billion in the Baucus bill, “money that could then be spent on other priorities.”

Why stop there? If all the subsidies and other costs are removed and passed separately from the Baucus bill, it becomes a $900 billion deficit-reduction measure, and ObamaCare can be advertised as the world’s most affordable entitlement.

The intractable truth is that getting millions of new people health insurance is not costless. New insurance regulations intended to benefit the sick and uninsured will increase premiums for everyone else.

More… The CBO announced today that the health care bill will now cost $905 billion. The democrats lowered the cost of their package by forcing states to cover more expenses than in their previous plans.

Rep. Shadegg: ‘Soviet Gulag Health Care’ Coming to USA (Video)

October 16, 2009

Brace yourselves, comrades…
Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) warned his colleagues in the House today that–
“Soviet Gulag Health Care is coming to the United States.”

Via FOX Nation

The democrats want to pass a nationalized health care plan before the year ends.
White House economic advisor Robert Reich admitted that senior health care will be rationed under the new system.

And, it looks like it will be here before we know it.
The democrats are making plans to use the nuclear option to take over one-sixth of the nation’s economy.
FOX News reported:

A key House committee on Thursday quietly altered its health care legislation in a way that could allow the Senate to mow over Republican opposition to Democratic reforms by exploiting a budgetary loophole.

The Ways and Means Committee adjusted its health care overhaul package so that the Senate, down the road, could avoid a filibuster and pass health care reform with a smaller number of votes than normally required.

The long-discussed process, nicknamed the “nuclear option,” is known as reconciliation. It’s coming into potential play after the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday became the last of five committees to approve health care reform legislation, sending the overhaul proposals a big step closer to the president’s desk. Before it gets there, though, the bill has to pass from the committees to the floors of the House and Senate.

Under the normal process, senators can filibuster almost anything and the debate would only be cut off if at least 60 lawmakers vote to do so. For that reason, 60 is considered the magic number in the quest to pass health care reform out of the Senate.

But under reconciliation, typically used in the budget process, no filibusters are permitted and a bill can pass with just a simple majority.

Of course, the fact that democrats would use underhanded tactics to swallow up one-sixth of the US economy surprises no one.

Painting the White House Red — Obama FOX-Basher Anita Dunn Praises Mao Tse-Tung (Video)

October 16, 2009

Painting the White House Red–
Last week White House Communications Director Anita Dunn was bashing FOX News.
But, before that she was praising mass murderer Marxist great Mao Tse-Tung as her favorite philosopher.
Glenn Beck aired the clip today:

Of course, the Washington Post forgot to mention this in their glowing report on Dunn this week.

Colorado Balloon Boy Tells Wolf Blitzer: "We Did It For the Show" (Video)

October 16, 2009

Falcon Henne the balloon boy who was discovered hiding in the garage told Wolf Blitzer tonight,
“We Did This For The Show”

Via The Daily Jabber

The comment by Falcon went right by Wolf Blitzer who continued with the interview.
The media today covered the story live believing that 6 year-old Falcon was inside a runaway experimental balloon.