June 21, 2010
Please listen to this video as Jon Kyl, US Senator from Arizona, explains his conversation with the President, that the border will not be secured until comprehensive immigration reform is passed.
Listen closely at 3:21
The problem is, if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform. In other words, they are holding it hostage.
Does that sound like Arizona and the rest of the nation is being held hostage and the ransom is amnesty?
Are other states hostages as well?
Well, the other night, when I watched the President speak from the Oval Office, I heard a political speech about cap n trade, not a speech about a tragedy and crisis in the gulf. Is that why the Coast Guard demanded the boats with skimmers to stop because there weren’t enough life jackets on board? Is the gulf being held hostage also? until cap n trade is passed?
What is next? A hostage situation coming soon to your area of the country.
May 21, 2010
NEWSMAX has an article published Thursday, May 20, 2010 about how Obama is hiding from the press. Well, how can that be true, every time I turn on TV, there he is. Here is a snippet:
Observers couldn’t help but notice the irony: President Barack Obama on Monday signed the Press Freedom Act, then refused to take any questions from members of the press.
In a broader sense, the event was another demonstration of Obama’s standoffish relationship with the news media — despite his campaign vow of a “transparent” administration.
Obama has not fielded questions at a full-blown press conference since way back on July 22, 2009.
Click here to read the entire article.
March 19, 2010
Interesting…Obama being interviewed by Bret Baier at Fox News. Just to remind you, this is the same channel that the White House came out a few months back and said was not a news channel and not worthy of watching.
Here is just a small snippet of the interview:
To watch the entire segment, which I would recommend, follow this link:
Obama Interview at Fox News on Health Care right before the vote
Things to notice:
- Obama does not worry about procedural rules — just do it
- Doesn’t answer why deals and bribes are necessary if bill is so good
- Courage to do the deem and pass, sequence the votes
- What specific deals/bribes are in/out
- Louisiana Purchase now helps Hawaii natural catastrophe, which went through an earthquake???? really??? is he talking about Haiti???
- Can you govern after a 51 vote in the Senate…doesn’t answer question…put forth his talking points
- By the time the vote takes place, we will finally know what is in the bill
- Bret Baier calls him Sir, while Obama calls him Bret during the entire session. Did you also notice this during the Blair conference?
- We aren’t transforming 1/6 of the economy in one fell swoop…that tells me more change is coming
- Doesn’t know about Connecticut deal, another bribe
- What about the $500B being double-counted–oh no, you can’t say that, but you can say–take savings and put on reform.
- Doctors fix – I think this is the ratchet down of medicare reimbursements that have been delayed…I think
March 17, 2010
Changing How Washington Works
You may have heard of this chart by Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity, which Glenn Beck talked about on Tuesday. I have the pdf linked below, but if you go to the Americans for Prosperity site, you will have an interactive page with additional information about the different boxes.
This is incredible when you look at the big picture and what is being done…one piece at a time. How soon before we fail to recognize our country?
updated 10:51 a.m.: included image instead of link:
February 24, 2010
Tomorrow, Thursday 2/25, is the long awaited health care summit, you know where we will all come together and hash it all out and come out with a bi-partisan outcome.
DO NOT BELIEVE THAT!!
This is basically theater, to show the American people they need to put all the blame on the Republicans since they do not want to play ball. That means… “you know I really don’t want to do it, but have to-for your own good Obama”–remember what he did to the banks and auto industry–will shove this through, so open wide.
On Thursday, you can watch the summit live at whitehouse.gov
February 22, 2010
In the last few days, I have received emails from organizations that Heathcare reform is not over and expect the last push to pass this takeover. Please contact your elected officials this week and remind them the majority of Americans do no want this.
Here is what Dick Morris writes in his email:
As the story below indicates, our prediction of a month ago is, unfortunately, coming true: Obama is planning one final push to pass healthcare with no Republican support. Disguising his true intentions behind a health care summit which is designed to fail, he will try to pass the Senate bill in the House and send it to the White House to become law. Then, he will use the reconciliation procedure (which lets him pass budget related bills in the Senate with only 51 votes) to push through additional legislation which modifies the bill to suit House and Senate liberals (probably including a public option).
Obama will probably get the House liberals to go along with passing the Senate bill as long as reconcilation looms in the future. He will also have no trouble getting the 51 votes to pass reconciliation in the Senate.
The only way to stop him is to deny Pelosi the support of conservative Democrats in the House who are scared to death following the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts.
And here is what NCPA (National Center for Policy Analysis) wrote:
Sneaky, Sneaky, Sneaky. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is at it again. Late last week, Pelosi announced that Democrats “have set the stage” for reconciliation. Pelosi’s proposed use of reconciliation, a legislative tactic which would empower 50 Senators-rather than 60-to pass ObamaCare, is viewed by many Americans as dirty politics. Amazingly, even Pelosi’s senior health advisor, Wendell Primus, referred to the reconciliation process as a trick. Here’s how Pelosi’s sordid strategy would work:
- Step 1: The House Passes “Fixes.” As of late 2009, both House and Senate had passed versions of health care legislation. However, these versions differed in several important respects. To move past this impasse, House Democrats would get the ball rolling by passing a number of modifications to the Senate version of health care reform.
- Step 2: The Senate Passes the “Fixes.” Senate Democrats would follow Pelosi’s lead, endorsing the House’s modifying legislation and sending it to the President’s desk.
- Step 3: The House Passes the Senate Bill. House Democrats would then pass the Senate version of health care reform as it is-thus bypassing the need for a subsequent Senate vote-and offer it to the President for signature or veto.
- Step 4: The President Signs (and Combines). In an unprecedented lawmaking slight-of-hand, the President would sign the Senate version of health care and subsequently sign the modifying legislation, the “fixes.”
The reconciliation process is an arcane budgetary process, used traditionally to reconcile the differences between expected revenues (taxes) and expenditures (spending). Customarily, lawmakers pass legislation and, if reconciliation is required, subsequently pass modifying bills. As an approach to the legislative process, reconciliation is rarely used and, more importantly, has never been used in the way that Pelosi proposes. Pelosi’s stratagem fails the ‘what’s right’ test in two meaningful ways:
- Procedure: Reconciliation Bypasses Senate Rules. Reconciliation would deprive Senators of the opportunity to fully participate in the legislative process. The Senate has long-held that 60 votes are required to pass substantive law. Now, Pelosi and Reid are trying to avoid that rule because of political expediency. Simply put, that’s not right.
- Substance: Reconciliation Bypasses Senate Debate. While Republicans as well as Democrats have used reconciliation in the past, it’s never been used for legislation of the cost and scale of health care reform. For many Americans, health care reform is literally a matter of life-and-death; they deserve a comprehensive debate of the issues in the bill.
The Wall Street Journal calls
“reconciliation.” It’s just another word for nothing left to lose