There is a lot of talk out there about how we sent a message to Washington yesterday by electing a Republican to a long-held Democratic seat in the Senate. I would like to point you to one such article because the author touched on something important but missed the significance.
Tonight Senator-Elect Brown made what, if Senator McCain has not woken up from his slumber, will prove to be a critical error. He said:
"I’ll never forget the help of another man who took the time to meet with me months ago – who told me I could win, and gave me confidence for the fight. It was all so characteristic of a truly great and heroic American, and tonight I thank my new colleague, Senator John McCain."
Really? Heroic eh?
So heroic that he turned a blind eye to the fraud that led us into this economic morass and not only refused to demand prosecution, clawbacks and justice during his campaign but has utterly refused to atone since?
Should Senator-elect Brown bring that attitude to Washington DC, unless Senator McCain has changed his tune (and I've yet to hear him sing differently) he will have made a critical error of judgment in regard to the message sent tonight.
What the author does not understand is that this wasn't a critical error. This was Brown simply revealing his true colors. He is part of the establishment, the new poster child for the Republican "revolution". This isn't an error because most voters won't even consider this statement or what it means.
And this is the problem: we did not send the message that we think we said. What did we say? That we have a price. At this point, that price is defeating the health care bill. We are willing to sacrifice our principles for the sake of possibly beating one bill.
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I finished printing my Conservatives Against War! CPAC poster:
I turned off the tube and went down to my man cave to finish up the printing. I hope you like it. I hope Ron Paul likes it. I hope it confuses the hell out of Mitt Romney. For some reason, during the entire printing process, I kept thinking of Mitt, looking at the poster, reading it, and having it just not compute with him. "Honey - that poster makes no sense."
Polls in Massachusetts open at 7am.
8pm Update: Time to do the couch potato thing and watch the votes roll in...Boston Globe - Real Time Results
Excerpt from the Campaign for Liberty Regional Conference in Atlanta, GA. As the crowd begins to cheer, Ron Paul states, "We need to take out the CIA!"
There's been a coup - have you heard? It's the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything! They run the military .. and they're every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve. And yet, think of the harm they have done since they were established at the end of World War II. They are a government unto themselves. They're in businesses, in drug businesses, they take out dictators... We need to take out the CIA!
Texas can lead the way!
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So what's going on with the Towne campaign?
Here's Jake's Jan 2010 monthly report. A lot's been happening, and there's still a lot to do. Even if you live thousands of miles away, you can still lend a hand to this Pennsylvania Patriot.
How can you disagree with the guy?
by Joe Kennedy | Boston Globe
January 14, 2010
I did not get into this race for fame or money. It cuts my pay and intrudes into my private life, but I expected that. I entered because every day I see more friends out of work, struggling to support their families, and I know how to fix it. Our taxes increase, while those on entitlements live better than those working multiple jobs to support their families. This must be stopped.
Like many in Massachusetts, I am fed up with government taking money and freedoms, giving us nothing in return. Everyday when you go to work to feed your family, Congress goes to work to take more from you. I will not let that continue.
We, as a nation, invade and occupy foreign lands to protect “our interests.’’ In truth, it is because of oil. Our interests should be the men and women who have completed their mission and want to come home. I receive emails from disabled veterans thanking me for wanting to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan because they know we cannot win. I will file legislation to bring our troops home, secure our homeland against threats, and save hundreds of billions of dollars.
Regarding healthcare, it was inevitable that both houses of Congress would vote for ObamaCare. Our government does not listen to what citizens say or feel. Politicians act without representing the people. Everyone else running supports government-run healthcare either on the state or federal level. Massachusetts small businesses and recent college graduates are suffering under a state plan they do not want or need. In Washington, I will oppose ObamaCare. Then I will get rid of government deals and anti-trust exemptions that cause our healthcare to be unaffordable and inaccessible.
Most importantly, I will file legislation to change government and make it illegal to buy votes in Congress as we have seen with the current bill. That is not right. I will ensure government by the people and for the people.
Lastly, I will fight cap and trade...
Continue at the Boston Globe
Government Is Too Big to Succeed
By Ron Paul
Last week, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission kicked off their first round of hearings on the causes of the economic meltdown on Wall Street. The commission is being compared to the the Pecora Commission launched in 1932 to investigate the causes of the Great Depression. The Pecora commission is beloved by those who believe the solution to every problem is more laws because it was used to justify a number of new laws, including Glass-Steagall. Of course, none of those laws addressed the real causes of the Great Depression. It was the introduction of unsound monetary policy and central economic planning pursued by the Federal Reserve that really threw everything off balance. The Fed was founded in 1913 to stabilize the economy and prevent a recurrence of the short-lived Panic of 1907, but instead it promptly produced the Great Depression which lasted more than 15 years.
Thanks to Paul_S. for putting this together originally as a comment. I've added a couple more links.
Joseph Kennedy Intervier on WCBV Boston
Joe Kennedy Interview on WGBH Boston
Fire a Shot Off the Bow, Massachusetts
What Can We Get in Writing From the GOP for Ron Paul Republican Support of Scott Brown?
Joe Kennedy for US Senate (Massachusetts)
Obama flys to Mass.; special election puts healthcare bill in Danger
"Help Elect Scott Brown"
Massachusetts Votes! Open Thread
Website and MONEY BOMB
Anybody remember Mike Connell, the tech genius behind the 2004 Ohio election fraud that gave Bush the White House?Submitted by rhino on Mon, 01/18/2010 - 21:49
Well the story is being revived and an in depth investigative piece will be in next months Maxim publication.
The Bradblog had a sneak peak at the piece and wrote about it extensively.
Well worth the read ...
Will Carl Rove ever spend time in prison?
Probably not, but maybe ... just maybe.
DALLAS — Debra Medina — the third candidate running for the GOP nomination for governor along with Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison — is being invited to appear in the statewide televised debate sponsored by Belo TV stations in Texas and The Dallas Morning News.
The debate is set for Friday, January 29.
Until now, Medina had not met the criteria to appear in the debate. However, a new Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday shows a shift among likely Texas GOP voters in her favor. The poll of 831 likely voters found:
•Perry - 43 percent
•Hutchison - 33 percent
•Medina - 12 percent
•Not sure - 11 percent