Sarah understands that this bill does nothing to lower the cost of healthcare, and how we must continue to grow the grassroots effort to accomplish the firing of the members of Congress that put us in the position where we are fighting to save our country from being fundamentally transformed into a failed European socialist state.
The resounding question is will Americans forget about the process and the passage of Obamacare in 8 months. What do you think?
It’s amusement time! Oh there are so many things I could say right about now, but I think I will just let you take a moment to listen to Mark Penn talk about the democrats, the republicans, the tea parties, and Sarah Palin. He has actually figured out that the “party of no party” is currently the biggest voting demographic .
Mr. Penn’s ‘genius’ moment was receiving $6 Million of stimulus money to save 3 jobs at a firm lead by him:
The call for an audit came as news broke that a public relations firm headed by Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign strategist, received nearly $6 million in stimulus funds to save three jobs — a report Penn’s company called “fundamentally inaccurate.”
“I cannot fathom how Hillary Clinton’s pollster received $6 million to preserve just three jobs when that could sustain dozens of South Carolina’s families for life,” Wilson said.
A contract worth nearly $6 million in stimulus funds was awarded by the Obama adminstration to two firms run by Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton’s pollster in 2008.
Federal records show that a contract worth $5.97 million, part of the $787 billion stimulus Congress passed this year, helped preserve three jobs at Burson-Marsteller, the global public-relations and communications firm headed by Penn.
Burson-Marsteller won the contract to work on a public-relations campaign to advertise the national switch from analog to digital television. Nearly $2.8 million of the contract was awarded through a subcontract to Penn’s polling firm, Penn, Schoen & Berland, according to federal records.
Federal records also show that a former adviser to President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign received nearly $70,000 from that contract to help alert viewers in difficult-to-reach communities that their televisions would ssoon no longer receive broadcast signals.
The bad news for Ben Nelson? Nebraskans and the rest of America are not going to forget the prostituting of a U.S. Senator’s vote on health care. There could be 10 years between now and Nelson’s next re-election bid and Nebraskans will not forget considering they are even more opposed to Obamacare than voters nationally.
The good news for Senator Ben Nelson is that he doesn’t have to face Nebraska voters until 2012.
If Governor Dave Heineman challenges Nelson for the Senate job, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows the Republican would get 61% of the vote while Nelson would get just 30%. Nelson was reelected to a second Senate term in 2006 with 64% of the vote.
Nelson’s health care vote is clearly dragging his numbers down. Just 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal their senator made on Medicaid in exchange for his vote in support of the plan. Overall, 64% oppose the health care legislation, including 53% who are Strongly Opposed. In Nebraska, opposition is even stronger than it is nationally.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters in the state believe that passage of the legislation will hurt the quality of care, and 62% say it will raise costs.
Overall, 40% of Nebraska voters have a favorable opinion of Nelson while 55% have an unfavorable view. Those figures include 12% with a Very Favorable opinion while 34% hold a Very Unfavorable view.
I was honored to be asked for some thoughts about the 2010 elections. What follows is the open letter to the RNC letting them know the shifting sands they are standing on, and why.
Please feel free to add any additional thoughts for the RNC in comments. You know they are reading it.
An Open Letter To The RNC:
As a point of introduction, I have been an independent voter since 1980, and have a blog with a readership that includes indies, democrats, republicans, conservatives, christians, muslims, etc. It is a very eclectic mix of people and ideas, but one issue they all agree on is that the Republican Party is likely more than 50% of the problem in our country right now. The Republican Party has proven itself to be suspect and untrustworthy because of their actions, (or lack thereof), and their inability, (or purposeful ignorance), to see the depth of the danger a democratic administration is posing to the future of the nation.
A good number of my readership knew how devastating an Obama administration was going to be, and even though we were truly aghast at a John McCain candidacy, we voted for him to try to keep the White House and the congress balanced. Now the Republican party knows what we knew years ago, and yet, the RP still continues to play politics with the future of this nation and will not take a stand against the nation killer called liberal democrat socialism. Desperate times call for drastic measures and we are just not seeing that type of leadership coming from the RP, and it has lead us to believe that we are on our own. Why else would the Tea Parties be drawing greater percentages than the republicans, and why would Doug Hoffman have made the splash he did?
Where were you on 9.12.09 when 2 million Americans showed up on the Capitol Steps to send a message about Obama and his policies? Why does one liberal like Jane Hamsher have immediate access to the airwaves whenever they are displeased, yet 40 senators and 177 representatives could not show up on 9.12.09 to stand with 2.1 million Americans who set a new record for a gathering on the steps to help them get some media time? Why weren’t you there, and why do you expect us to vote for you when you aren’t even present? You continue to be a day late and a dollar short, again.
The New Year’s Resolution of myself and my readers is to do everything possible to vote out every single senator and congressman that is not protecting and preserving our nation’s founding document; The Constitution. We will be searching for and supporting candidates that have a track record of saying what they mean and meaning what they say, who show spine and stand up for that precious document, it’s principles, and our freedoms.
If the Republicans want to win in 2010, the party better not fight the takeover by constitutionalists of all political stripes. It is time for moderate republicans to become the democrats they so want to be, and the rest of the party to support the conservative message. There is no longer anytime left to bandy about with Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. They are progressive socialists that truly believe their way is better, and their endgame is in sight. The current Republican Party seems to think a big tent is a good idea, but has forgotten that the biggest percentage of Americans are conservative. Stop being the ghost of the party that was started to abolish slavery!
If the RP wants to wins seats, it will have to run on these messages, and then make good on those promises:
You will not become a prostitute by selling your vote to the highest bidder.
Stop Spending Money We Don’t Have and STOP FISCAL CHILD ABUSE!
Stop or Repeal the un-Constitutional ObamaCare.
Stop Cap and Trade.
Stop Destroying Small Businesses through policies that straightjacket them.
Stop Helping everyone BUT the average American.
Stop allowing American Sovereignty to be watered down by the UN. One World Government is going to lead to the end of innovation and wealth creation for the majority of the world’s population.
Stop sending all our money overseas through insane policies like funding abortions in third world countries.
Stop the insane taxation that is causing American wealth to leave our shores and our economy.
When the republicans get the majority in both houses, and then the White House, you will be required to do the following:
BE REAL LEADERS! Stop worrying about not getting re-elected. Do not sell your vote, follow the Constitution, and do right by the American public and you will be re-elected.
Fight for REAL HEALTHCARE REFORM through a series of smaller bills that have a laser focus on the actual problems that exist in the healthcare system now. The very first issue should be taking an American’s employer out of the equation. Americans should be able to buy policies they own and take with them. The indentured servitude to employers because of benefits must stop.
Abolish the Federal Reserve and it’s monopoly on American’s wealth through the interest on the debt you and the democrats have burdened us with.
Abolish the IRS and implement a flat tax or fair tax. If you even think about adding a VAT tax on top of the current system, you will see complete revolution.
Abolish lobbyists in Washington, D.C. Period. No More Special Interest Money. Being a senator or congressman was not supposed to be your only job. The percentage of millionaires in the congress is so far out of proportion to the rest of the country that it is sickening. Everybody must work.
Set Term Limits for the congress. The congress has become a cesspool, and the hope of a true statesmen rising from the muck is a fantasy.
Implement private retirement accounts based on the Texas model that has a greater yield and get the government out of Social Security.
If an idea or bill does not increase Americans’ freedom and liberty, be against it!
The message for the Republican Party is a simple one; We Wanted Real Change And You Gave Us Obama!
Put forward conservative, constitutional candidates that actually have common sense and real experience in the private sector who will have the fortitude to walk back many of the socialist policies of the last 60 years and replace them with policies that empower Americans (i.e. private retirement accounts). Support them by putting the entire Republican infrastructure at their disposal including financially and politically, and then get the hell out of the way. We will do the rest.
Commit Mitch, Commit! How hard would it be to just say “Republicans will campaign on repealing Obamacare and every other piece of liberal legislation that is bankrupting our country.” How hard would that be? When are the republicans going to stop being such political pantywaists?
Well, well, well….it’s almost fun watching the carnivorous dinosaurs eat each other. You also know what this means; at the end of the day, Sestak has got to be defeated because he is accepting the endorsement of one of the worst offenders in Congress. That old adage about judging a person’s character by the people that he associates with is raising it’s ugly head again. Hopefully, this time around more people will be paying attention, and act judiciously.