Friday, July 30, 2010

Democrat Scam on Vote for 9/11 Health Bill Fails

They are more afraid of voting on care for illegal aliens than they are in providing health care to heroes!

If you have seen the news on television today, it's likely you saw the following clip of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday night. If not, take a minute and watch it now. It's another example of the kind of civil and bipartisan outreach Republicans have come to expect from Democrats in the age of Obama:

What's Weiner upset about? Did Oscar Mayer go out of business? No. House Dems used a procedural trick to try and ram through a bill providing $3.2 billion in health care for those who suffered injuries or health problems related to their exposure to toxic materials at the Ground Zero site in New York City. Instead of allowing amendments which might have forced Democrats to vote to permit funding to go to illegal immigrants, Dems put on a special rule that required passage by a two thirds vote. They didn't have the votes.

A simple majority vote would have passed the legislation, but only after consideration of amendments. Rather than face the political consequences of voting on those amendments, they tried and failed with this special procedure.

If Weiner is really concerned about the health care of persons who were at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the attacks, he should have directed his anger at Democrat leaders who planned this ploy.

And Democrats wonder why this Congress has the lowest approval rating of all time?

Related Ground Zero Story: Jewish Organization Opposes Mosque

In a related story, Opposition to the mosque at Ground Zero grew this week as the mainstream Jewish Organization the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a statement demanding that the mosque be built elsewhere:
Ultimately this is not a question of rights, but a question of what is right. In our judgment, building an Islamic Center in the shadow of the World Trade Center will cause some victims more pain – unnecessarily – and that is not right.

Obama Uses Convict in Photo Op for Unemployed

Is there a competency problem at the White House?

Remember this recent photo of Obama trotting out three unemployed persons to use as props as he demanded that Congress increase the budget deficit and pass a further extension of unemployment benefits without paying for it?


Well, turns out the reason the woman on the right is unemployed is that she was convicted of prescription drug fraud charges in 2009 and is currently serving her sentence:
Leslie Macko, a Charlottesville resident, stood next to President Obama as his example of the need to extend jobless benefits.

"We need to extend unemployment compensation benefits for women like Leslie Macko, who lost her job at a fitness center last year, and has been looking for work ever since. Because she's eligible for only a few more weeks of unemployment, she's doing what she never thought she'd have to do. Not at this point, anyway. She's turning to her father for financial support," Obama said in his speech at the White House on July 19th.

Macko was once employed at ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center in the Albemarle Square Shopping Center. However, in April 2009, a month after being found guilty of prescription drug fraud, she lost her job as an aesthetician in the spa at ACAC.
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CBS19 also learned Thursday that Macko has had more than one run-in with the law. In June of 2007, Macko was charged with grand larceny. The charge was reduced in court to petit larceny, and she was sentenced to two years probation.
Well, I suppose we really can't fault Obama's White House on this one. After all, there are so many criminals running around the place who don't pay their taxes as well as a host of other nefarious activities that this woman fits right in. Or maybe White House staffers just confused Macko's former employer ACAC with Obama's former employer ACORN.

The real issue here is the gross incompetence of the Obama Administration. With millions unemployed they can't find one three that haven't been convicted of a crime?

I wonder if she will be offered a job in the Obama Cabinet? She'd fit right in!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2010 Victory Pledge: I support the Team AND the Coaches!

It's time for right thinking patriots to support the RNC and Senate and House campaign committees!

Opening the Mike's America fundraiser that keeps yours truly on the job, I released my list of the top ten (well, really eleven) GOP Senate candidates worthy of your financial support in our bid to retake the U.S. Senate in 2010. You are encouraged to donate directly to their campaigns. Soon, I'll be publishing a list of key House races necessary for us to retake control of the House of Representatives and boot Nancy Pelosi out of the Speaker's Chair.

Some people feel more comfortable in contributing directly to campaigns, and independent efforts like mine, than to the Republican National Committee and it's sister campaign organizations the National Republican Congressional Campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Over the past few years those organizations have had some spectacular missteps that have alienated some donors.

But we must put all that behind us if we hope to win big in November. It's great to contribute directly to candidates. They are the key players on our team. But let's not forget the coaches. Without them, there is no overall coordination of the effort and we all know that a team made up of only quarterbacks all throwing the ball in different directions is not the way to win.

It's time to put aside our past differences with the GOP committees. I can count on one hand the number of major flubs they have had over the past years and still have fingers left over. However, the ongoing contributions they have made the past 18 months or so have been instrumental in helping us move forward in presenting a solid front opposing Obama and the Dems overreach.

As a blogger, I can tell you that I count on research from the RNC and related committees to help me inform readers about the key issues of the day. The online video ads put out by these organizations have been an invaluable part of the message we need to counter Obama.

November Starts NOW!

Yesterday, the RNC launched a new online initiative called November Starts Now. The header of this new web page states:

Barack Obama's presidency has been a disaster. He is either unwilling to or incapable of doing his job. The economy is in shambles, the government is failing, and Americans are losing hope. Barack Obama was not ready to be President. He's not the solution. You are.

You have the opportunity to turn our economy, our government, and our country around by electing Republicans and restoring your voice in Washington. But to win this fall, we must start today. It's up to you to save your country. Are you ready? Because November starts now.
Are you ready to accept the challenge or will you sit on the sidelines? Three new web ads look back at Obama's run for the presidency and chronicle why he wasn't ready for prime time. I especially like their new take on Hillary's 3 AM phone call which is similar to the popular Mike's America production from March 2009.

The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (NRSC) has their own web ad and it's worth your time to view:


In addition to these ads, the NRSC is providing key support to the candidates whose campaigns we must win in order to dump Harry Reid and take control of the U.S. Senate and begin rolling back the worst of Obama's excesses.

The National Republican Congressional Campaign (NRCC) has a special online feature called GOP Code Red targeting Dems in the House of Representatives who changed their vote on health care from "no" to "yes" just in time to push Obama Care over the top. With your support, a variation of this ad will run in districts of Dems who tried to have it both ways in the health care debate but ended up supporting Obama and Pelosi.

Don't forget County and State GOP

Your county and state GOP are on the front lines of the grass roots battle we must win to begin taking back America this fall. Don't forget them. Not only do they need your money, but your county party needs your volunteer help as well. Headquarters will be opened that need volunteers to staff them and yard signs and literature need to be distributed.

This election is too important to sit on the sidelines or to let past differences block us from future success. The long road to take back America and begin restoring the damage done by Obama starts now and will take the combined and united efforts of all those on the right. Your vote isn't enough to win this fight!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Newt Gingrich Slams Muslim Mosque/ Victory Monument at Ground Zero

Sarah Palin was dismissed as a light weight and Islamophobe. They can't say the same about Newt!

In my posts (here, here) objecting to the building of a mosque near the site of Ground Zero in New York set to open on the 10th anniversary of the attacks by radical Islam, I hardly mentioned the significance of the name "Cordoba House" which the mosque builders proposed for this 13 story mega mosque.

The name did not escape the notice of Newt Gingrich:

Newt Gingrich Statement on the Proposed “Cordoba House” Mosque near Ground Zero
July 21, 2010 6pm

There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.

The proposed "Cordoba House" overlooking the World Trade Center site – where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks - is a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites. For example, most of them don’t understand that “Cordoba House” is a deliberately insulting term. It refers to Cordoba, Spain – the capital of Muslim conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards by transforming a church there into the world’s third-largest mosque complex.

Today, some of the Mosque’s backers insist this term is being used to "symbolize interfaith cooperation" when, in fact, every Islamist in the world recognizes Cordoba as a symbol of Islamic conquest. It is a sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way.

Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for "religious toleration" are arrogantly dishonest. They ignore the fact that more than 100 mosques already exist in New York City. Meanwhile, there are no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia. In fact no Christian or Jew can even enter Mecca.

And they lecture us about tolerance.

If the people behind the Cordoba House were serious about religious toleration, they would be imploring the Saudis, as fellow Muslims, to immediately open up Mecca to all and immediately announce their intention to allow non-Muslim houses of worship in the Kingdom. They should be asked by the news media if they would be willing to lead such a campaign.

We have not been able to rebuild the World Trade Center in nine years. Now we are being told a 13 story, $100 million megamosque will be built within a year overlooking the site of the most devastating surprise attack in American history.

Finally where is the money coming from? The people behind the Cordoba House refuse to reveal all their funding sources.

America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization. Sadly, too many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would destroy them if they could.

No mosque.

No self deception.

No surrender.

The time to take a stand is now - at this site on this issue.

Conservative Frank Gaffney's group, Center for Security Policy has the following one minute ad covering this topic. It describes how Muslims have taken over Christian sites and used them as monuments to Mohammed. Ground Zero, while not a Christian church, is sacred ground:

All the phony arguments about religious freedom, tolerance, property rights and whatever else the politically correct want to toss into the hopper cannot overcome this one simple statement:

This the wrong place and the wrong time to build a mosque!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Dem Calls for an Investigation Over Release of Lockerbie Bomber Highlights Obama Admin Support

How are they going to hush this one up?

Just 12 days ago Senate Democrats were demanding an investigation into the efforts foreign oil giant BP may have made to get the Lockerbie Bomber (responsible for the deaths of 270 persons after Pan Am flight 103 was blown out of the sky over Scotland) released from Scottish jail and returned to Libya. Megrahi was released last year after Scottish officials came to the erroneous conclusion that his terminal prostate cancer left him with only a few months to live. He's outlived their dire predictions for over a year and a Libyan doctor advises that he may live for another ten years.

The issue of convicted terrorist Megrahi's release is so controversial that it even came up in a White House meeting with President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron. During the press conference, Obama said this:

OBAMA: [A]ll of us here in the United States were surprised, disappointed, and angry about the release of the Lockerbie bomber. And my administration expressed very clearly our objections prior to the decision being made and subsequent to the decision being made. So we welcome any additional information that will give us insights and a better understanding of why the decision was made.
"Surprised, disappointed and angry" and "expressed very clearly our objections prior to the decision being made and subsequent to the decision being made."

Really?

So, when the U.S. Congress called on the Scottish government to release letters regarding the release of Megrahi, why has the Obama Administration refused to release the letter it sent via our embassy in London?

Perhaps it is because the letter reveals that the Obama Administration was prepared to look the other way if Scotland choose to release Megrahi? While their position was that they prefer Megrahi to be released and live in Scotland, they "strongly opposed" a prison transfer of the bomber to Libya which would have kept him in jail. In the end, Megrahi was sent as a free man back to Libya.

From the embassy letter:

“Nevertheless, if Scottish authorities come to the conclusion that Megrahi must be released from Scottish custody, the US position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer, which we strongly oppose.”

The Australian reports that "Scottish ministers viewed the level of US resistance to compassionate release as "half-hearted" and a sign it would be accepted."

Ed Morrisey sums up the current controversy this way:
The letter did not give a green light to Megrahi’s parole to Libya. Nevertheless, it shows the kind of ineptitude that has plagued the Obama administration’s diplomacy from the “reset button” with Russia to this day. LeBaron’s note was a clear signal to Scotland that the US had lost most of its interest in Megrahi; recall that the US had insisted originally that any parole must include extradition to the US. The Scottish government must have presumed that we would not strenuously object to their release of Megrahi to the Libyans after LeBaron failed to raise that point and demand Megrahi’s extradition.

Also, it shows that the Obama administration lied about being surprised by Megrahi’s release. They knew it was coming, and while they may have been surprised that he went to Libya, the White House knew Scotland was going to spring Megrahi one way or the other.
190 American citizens were aboard Pan Am 103. All were killed, including 35 students of northeastern colleges on their way home from overseas study. Clearly, the Obama Administration sent the wrong signals to Scottish authorities. Megrahi never should have been released PERIOD!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sen. John Kerry Skips Taxes on New $7 Million Yacht

Is Kerry "unpatriotic?"

Remember when V.P. Joe Biden said it was "patriotic" for wealthier Americans to pay more in taxes? Maybe Joe needs to call Senator John Kerry.

Instead of berthing his new yacht "Isabel" near his Nantucket, Massachusetts home, Kerry docked it instead in Rhode Island. Saving $437,500 in sales tax and an annual excise tax of about $70,000.

Remember also that the Senator's wife Teresa Heinz Kerry could easily afford to pay the taxes out of the estate left by her late Republican husband's ketchup fortune. And the same Teresa Heinz Kerry in 2004 called V.P. Dick Cheney "unpatriotic."

Funny how people who scream about "tax cuts for the rich" and call Republicans "unpatriotic" do everything they can to avoid paying taxes that support the programs liberals insist are vital to supporting the poor, seniors, children and the environment. I guess paying taxes isn't so patriotic after all!

Liberal Concern Over Obama's "Failing" Presidency Echoed by New Polls

Good news for 2010. 2012 not so easy to forecast!

On Wednesday, the latest Quinnipiac poll told the story:
Barack Obama's job approval rating has dropped to a negative 44 - 48 percent, his worst net score ever, and American voters say by a narrow 39 - 36 percent margin that they would vote for an unnamed Republican rather than President Obama in 2012, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 48 - 43 percent approval for Obama in a May 26 national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and a 57 - 33 percent approval last July, just before the political firestorm created by opposition to his health care plan galvanized political opponents and turned independent voters against him.

In this latest survey of more than 2,000 voters, independent voters disapprove of Obama 52 - 38 percent and say 37 - 27 percent they would vote for a Republican contender in 2012.

American voters also say 48 - 40 percent Obama does not deserve reelection in 2012.
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Voter approval of the President's handling of some of the nation's problems shows:
•Disapprove 56 - 39 percent of his handling of the economy;
•Disapprove 46 - 43 percent of his handling of foreign policy;
•Disapprove 51 - 41 percent of his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill;
•Disapprove 58 - 30 percent of his handling of illegal immigration;

This matches similar results from the left leaning PPP poll released a week before which shows most potential 2012 GOP challengers beating Obama.

One driving factor in Obama's downturn is found in Democrat Stan Greenberg's poll reported by Politico: 57% of voters think Obama is too liberal. The same polling firm found that 55% of Americans think the word "socialist" applies to Obama.

So why are libs so down on Obama?

John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei writing at Politico pondered why "Obama is still widely perceived as flirting with a failed presidency." Citing liberal writers like Eric Alterman,who wrote in The Nation that most liberals think the president is a “big disappointment." They go on to discuss how Obama's support on Capitol Hill among Democrats has been damaged by recent squabbling over the elections and the impression that Obama, who was never really liked on the Hill, doesn't have the experience and the know how to govern effectively (where have you heard that before?).

Alex Spillius writing at the U.K. Daily Telegraph describes Obama's problem this way:


[T]he president and his advisers have failed to describe his goals or his broader philosophy with any concision at all. He remains an enigma whom the electorate struggles to get a handle on.

Perhaps the president and his vaunted speechwriters and message mavens simply feel too battered by the storms of war, economic stagnation and BP's oil spill to rediscover their golden touch from the campaign. They have certainly over-indulged their belief in his magnetic persona and his sweeping oratory, which now sounds flat and predictable.

Whatever the reasons, the failure to create a narrative of what Obama is trying to achieve has helped generate a sense of a president on the verge of failure, even though his legislative achievements have been considerable.
Even Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor during the Carter years [full disclosure: Zbig was my professor in national security topics at Columbia University in the late 1980's], came out to say that there is a "sense of pervasive malaise" in the country. Readers may recall that after suffering what was called the "malaise" of the Carter years, voters dumped that failed president for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and never looked back.

Impact for 2010?

The Qunnipiac poll also reports that "Republicans hold a 43 - 38 percent lead on the 'generic ballot,' compared to a 42 - 34 percent Democratic lead in July 2009." A five percentage point lead in the generic ballot spells big wins for Republicans in the fall elections. That same advantage is measured in many similar polls. Along with Obama's declining popularity (Real Clear average) and the average of right track/wrong track polls, the 2010 election may shape up to be a perfect storm sweeping Democrats from power in numbers that are unprecedented in recent decades.

2012?

If the 2012 election was held today Obama would be defeated in a landslide. But gaze into your crystal ball and jump forward two years and the picture may be quite different. Let's assume that in this fall's election the perfect storm sweeps Dems from control of both houses of Congress. Will Obama seek to become the centrist he campaigned as in 2008? Unlikely. His rigid liberal ideology leaves no room for true compromise. What's more likely is that Obama and remaining Dems in Congress will revert back to the tried and true playbook in which they accuse GOP led rollback of Obama's excesses as taking food and health care away from kids and seniors while poisoning the air and water and giving tax breaks to the rich at the expense of the poor. Why not? That bag of tricks has worked well for decades as they have a "news" media on their side willing to report their outrageous charges seriously.

Republicans may also be challenged by our own success. Tea Partiers might easily sour and lose their enthusiasm if GOP leaders are not successful in rolling back Obama's worst excesses or show enough zeal in doing so. The enthusiasm gap which benefits Republicans now may be lost. If that happens, the well funded hyper-organized lock step storm troopers of the left may march back to power in 2012.

While it's easier to support GOP leaders in opposition, will tea partiers and independents continue to do so when the hard choices are made in the runup to 2012?

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Why Democrats Won't Run on Jobs Record in November Election

Photo op is a reminder that despite continued efforts to point the finger at Republicans, Obama and the Dems are the real job killers!


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A picture of Obama's failed economic policy!

On Monday, Obama trotted out three chronically unemployed persons for yet another political sham show attacking Republicans for their reluctance to extend unemployment benefits past the current 99 weeks unless it is paid for out of the billions of wasteful stimulus spending which hasn't created jobs. The Republican demand is nothing more than what Obama and the Democrats proclaimed as sound fiscal policy when the benefits were extended last November.

One would think that Obama might be reluctant to stand with long term unemployed and wave his finger at Republicans. After all, he promised that if his $trillion stimulus bill was passed it would "create or save" 3 million jobs. Where are they? He also promised that unemployment would not go above 8% if he got his way. Instead the unemployment rate peaked at over 10% and is currently at 9.5%.

Put aside the finger pointing at Republicans in Obama's speech and consider this:
OBAMA: "We've got a lot of work to do to make sure that we are digging ourselves out of this tough economic hole that we've been in."
Just how did we get into that hole? A picture paints a thousand words and this picture paints many more than that:


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Source: Congressional Joint Economic Committee (Republicans)

So Mr. President.... Who was it that got us into this mess? Good luck running on that record of failure and finger pointing this fall. The American people are smarter than you think!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another Party Night at the White House

Millions of Americans out of work, an oil spill destroys the Gulf and Obama Parties, Golfs and Vacations!

What's the first thing most Americans do after getting back from vacation? Catch up on important work at the office and make sure that any crisis is under control? What Obama did after coming back from his mini-vacation to Maine is turn the White House into a Broadway stage for yet ANOTHER party!

In June, Barack and Michelle invited Beatles founder Paul McCartney in for a sing along. Monday was Broadway night...

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With the portraits of George and Martha Washington looking on, Obama kicks off yet another party in the White House East Room.

The video feature included in Obama's Teleprompter Will Not Rest reminds us that Obama averaged one party every three days his first year in office. It seems the average for his second year won't be far behind.

I wonder what the folks who are out of work because of the economy or the oil spill think of a President who puts party time before the responsibilities of office?

Defeat Obama, Pelosi and Reid's Puppets!

First of new ads targets Obama's rubber stamp Democrats!

Kicking off the Mike's America fundraiser that keeps yours truly on the job, I prepared my first list of targeted must win Senate races for 2010. I'm proud to see that Missouri's Roy Blunt, who tied with Richard Burr in North Carolina for tenth place, putting out the following ad:

As much as Obama would like to run away from the 2010 election result that will be a referendum on his failed presidency, GOP candidates should be encouraged to hold Obama and Democrat candidates accountable for their incompetence, lack of leadership, fiscal irresponsibility and unwillingness to listen to the voice of the American people who say "ENOUGH!"

Target the Pelosi Puppets!

The above ad can be repeated across the nation in House races too. The Washington Post has a list of Congressional Representatives ranked by how closely they vote with Obama and Pelosi. Note the number of Democrats who vote in near lockstep with Nancy Pelosi and B. Hussein Obama. Many of them, especially so-called Blue Dog Democrats like Mike Ross (D-AR) who danced to Obama and Pelosi's tune 94.8% of the time, are vulnerable this November.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has a new feature at their web site called "Race of the Day" where they highlight many of these vulnerable Dems. They also have a sister site called "Pelosi's Puppets" showing the link between votes to support Pelosi and the Speaker's use of a very liberal funding network to reward Dem Representatives for their votes.

And keep in mind that the best antidote to Pelosi's Puppets are targeted contributions to worthy GOP House and Senate candidates. And don't forget to help out the NRCC. It's no good supporting players on the team if you don't also help out the coach!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Voter Intimidation and Racism Not News if the Perps are Black

The Washington Post explains why they haven't covered the Black Panther's story.

In a story set to be buried deep in the Washington Post's "A" section on Sunday, the Ombudsman for the paper describes his concern that the Post waited until last Thursday to run any news of the Black Panther voter intimidation case. What's more, the post hasn't covered any of the charges of political interference at the Dept. of Justice which dropped the case. Nor have they weighed in with a condemnation of the Black Panthers who went on to publicly declare that they need to "kill some [white] babies."

Post Ombudsman Andrew Alexander insists that: "coverage is justified because it's a controversy that screams for clarity that The Post should provide. If Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his department are not colorblind in enforcing civil rights laws, they should be nailed. If the Commission on Civil Rights' investigation is purely partisan, that should be revealed. If Adams is pursuing a right-wing agenda, he should be exposed."

In explaining WHY the post didn't cover the story, National Editor Kevin Merida, who admits the controversy is "significant," and according to Alexander "said he wished The Post had written about it sooner. The delay was a result of limited staffing and a heavy volume of other news on the Justice Department beat."

Really? Too busy covering other news?

Yet in 2006 when Senator George Allen (R-VA) was running for re-election the post devoted at least a dozen front page stories to what is now called Allen's “Macaca Moment" in which he used the word “Macaca” to describe the opposition researcher from his opponents campaign who followed Allen around with a video camera. The Post went on to reference the issue in 112 news stories and editorials. The Post ran Allen's senate campaign, and any presidential hopes into the ground. Surely, there must have been other news to cover?

Corruption and racial favoritism in Obama's Justice Department with Black Panthers intimidating voters and threatening to kill white babies isn't news but dozens and dozens of stories about "Macaca" (whatever that means) IS news?

It's clear that corruption and racism have dug deeper into the fabric of American life than Obama's Dept. of Justice. Obviously, the Post's writers and editors suffer from the disease as well!

Name Your Top Five Reasons Obama Failed in Gulf Oil Cleanup

They should expand this list to top five reasons his presidency is a failure!

So now Obama's taking his seventh vacation in Maine starting this week. Funny how he didn't want to spend his time on the Gulf of Mexico and that he had to send the family dog Bo on a separate jet (carbon footprint anyone?) rather than take the dog with the family.

And we should all be happy Obama is on vacation... AGAIN... instead of sitting in the White House cooking up new socialist schemes to destroy what's left of our freedoms. But people are rightfully upset that Obama seems incapable of demonstrating executive leadership in a crisis or emergency (remember Hillary Clinton's ad about the 3 AM phone call? See the Mike's America version).

The RNC has a new web page readers may wish to visit where they can select their own "Top 5 Most Ridiculous Things Obama Has Done Since the Oil Spill." Here's the one I put together:

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Make your own list here.

Be sure and share the link to your list in the comment's section!

Friday, July 16, 2010

New AZ Border Video Shows Invasion by Illegals and Drug Smugglers

If this border is "secure" I'd hate to see what an unsecured border looks like!

"The southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years."
-- Barack Hussein Obama immigration speech July 1, 2010

Really?

An army of hundreds of illegals, many of them criminal drug smugglers and gang members are seen in the following video provided by the Center for Immigration Studies. Cameras placed along the border have recorded these events and have failed to capture any federal border agents attempting to stop it. One of the film's producers called federal agents after finding a large bale of Marijuana only to be told that the feds had no personnel who could respond.


More at Secure Border Intelligence and Border Invasion

The environmental destruction to the Coronado National Forest alone would be a major outrage if it was being perpetrated by Americans on federal lands. But hardly a peep from the Obama Administration or environmental groups.

Just like the oil spill, jobs and the economy all we get from Obama in regard to problems like this are empty speeches and little or no concrete action. Even the pitiful several hundred National Guard troops Obama offered Arizona in June won't arrive until August.

On a broad range of fronts America is under attack and Obama does nothing!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

NAACP Levels Unfounded Racism Charges at Tea Parties

Yet they refuse to denounce the open racism of their own members!

It was suggested by some that the election of Barack Hussein Obama would usher in a new era of racial healing in America. Instead the opposite has happened. Any criticism of Obama on policy is immediately denounced as racism by the racebaiters who owe their livelihood to maintaining racial animosity.

But the latest example from a once great civil rights organization is a new low. At the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's convention in Kansas City on Monday, Ben Jealous, President of the former civil rights organization makes totally false and unfounded charges of racism among Tea Partiers without the slightest evidence to back them up and calls on Tea Partiers to condemn non-existent racism. Bill O'Reilly has the following presentation. Make sure to watch Bill's guest Mark LaMont Hill repeat the same lies then suggest that it doesn't matter if the allegations aren't true:


And as far as Tea Partiers looking like what NAACP's Ben Jealous called the "genetic descendants of the White Citizens Council?" Does Ben Jealous need glasses?


And how does the NAACP treat black Tea Partiers? Pretty much like the apartheid directed at Tea Partiers by liberals in general. Sometimes it gets worse than indifference and hostility. Here's a press conference the NAACP held in St. Louis defending the beating of a black Tea Partier by the name of Kenneth Gladney:

In short, if you are black and a Tea Partier you are a traitor to your race, a "Negro" or an "Uncle Tom" just as black Republicans like Justice Thomas, Colin Powell and Condi Rice have been called house slaves, lawn jockeys and Condi caricatured as Aunt Jemima.

None of these racist acts, nor those of Obama's longtime minister and mentor Rev. Wright, himself a member of the NAACP, have been condemned by the organization.

NAACP's Goal: Distract from Obama's Failures

During the health care debate Dems used phony allegations of racism to distract public attention from the hideous bill they were set to force down America's throat. Now, with joblessness at record highs, a weak economy and a totally incompetent federal response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Democrats trot out the race card once again.

But like the boy who cried wolf once too often the racebaiters have been exposed for the liars they are. Sadly, the damage they are doing to race relations in this country will take many years to repair. And that can only begin to happen when the cause of this racebaiting is removed from the White House!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Obama's Teleprompter "Will not rest"

Recycled rhetoric is no substitute for leadership and experience!

As more recent polls suggest that Americans have a crisis of confidence in Obama's ability as President it's not hard to understand why:

Fancy parties, golf games and basketball and vacations seem to be Obama's first priority. Whatever time is left seems devoted to delivering empty speeches with retread rhetoric. Obama is failing miserably on issues that are topmost on the minds of Americans: jobs, the economy and the oil spill.

Obama's permanent campaign team seems tone deaf to even the criticism of their friends. Instead, they will offer the voters a choice this fall. Go forward with Obama or return to relative sanity and competence? That's an easy choice!

Just Say NO to Ground Zero Mosque

Build it somewhere else!

We bend over backwards in America to be tolerant, even to a fault. And while Christians can't build churches in Saudi Arabia, let alone Mecca, we accept that Moslems may build mosques in the U.S.

But it pushes tolerance too far to accept a huge mosque built at the site of the September 11th attacks at Ground Zero in New York set to open on the 10th anniversary of that atrocity. A monument to Mohammed on the site of these atrocious and cowardly attacks is wrong. Opposition to this mosque need not be about Islamophobia or religious freedom. It's a simple matter of right and wrong. And this is wrong.

The National Republican Trust put out this ad:

There are calls in New York for an investigation (here, here) as to where the $100 million proposed funding for this mosque is coming from. Surely, it's not too much to ask if money from radical sources is being used?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bipartisan Opposition to Obama's Stacked Oil Spill Commission

Obama's always pleading for bipartisanship. You think he will listen to this?

The White House Gets Drilled
Wall Street Journal
July 9, 2010

How ideologically stacked is President Obama's offshore drilling commission? So much that even many of his fellow Democrats can't support it.

Five Democrats on the Senate Energy Committee last week delivered an embarrassing rebuke to the White House, voting with Republicans to have Congress set up an "independent" commission to investigate the BP disaster, bypassing the President's appointees. Offered by Wyoming Republican John Barrasso to broader oil-spill legislation, the amendment that passed the committee on an 15-8 vote charges the Democratic and Republican leaderships with naming a 10-person commission. It emphasizes that appointees should have "technical expertise in offshore oil exploration, health and safety, and environmental protection." Mr. Obama gets to name only the chairman.

By contrast, the President's seven-member commission contains not a single expert on drilling or petroleum engineering and is instead loaded with such anti-oil and antidrilling activists as Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke and former Florida Senator Bob Graham.

"I would suggest to my Democratic friends that if the shoe were on the other foot, and President Bush was the President and he had submitted a list of names like this to us and everyone was related to the defense of oil companies, we would say this is not fair," said Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu. "And I'm saying to my colleagues this is not fair." She was joined by Democrats Tim Johnson (South Dakota), Blanche Lincoln (Arkansas), Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire) and Mark Udall (Colorado).
Read the rest of that report here. A similar editorial was published in the Sunday edition of the New Orlean's Times Picayune.

It's clear that Obama is trying to stack the deck with opponents of oil drilling and produce a commission report which supports his political agenda which will decrease American's access to affordable and abundant energy. Like his fiscal commission which will be nothing more than a smokescreen for increased taxes, Obama's oil spill panel is a joke!

Day 83 and the Oil Continues to Gush and Destroy!

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Workers clean the marsh grass in Louisiana on July 9 with paper towels. While Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) has repeatedly said the focus should be on fighting the oil before it reaches shore, this photograph paints a picture of an incompetent federal government which seems to care more about using this crisis for political purposes than they do in protecting the environment. But at least the clean up crew has the federally mandated racial and gender diversity which we all know is more important!

Giant Skimmer Sits Idle

Meanwhile, the giant skimming boat "A Whale" sits idle awaiting further tests before it can be used. This huge ship could have been in operation months ago if it wasn't for the Obama red tape, concerns over the Jones Act and idiotic environmental regulations that have kept it from doing the job of an entire fleet of smaller oil skimmers.

Every picture of people cleaning beaches or toweling marsh grass is a reminder of the failure of the Obama Administration to fulfill it's primary role, mandated by federal law, in containing and cleaning up the oil spill. And while BP will be held accountable for their part in this disaster, who is holding the Obama Administration accountable for their incompetence and stupidity?

Friday, July 09, 2010

Obama: "A Lecture on Sobriety" From Drunk Republicans?

Is this the pot calling the kettle black again?

Obama is on the campaign trail this week. After a recent swing in California for Barbara Boxer, who later began to slide downward in the polls, he went off to help Robin Carnahan in Missouri who had to cut the top price ticket at the fundraiser Obama headlined from $250 to $99. Carnahan is behind in every recent poll against Roy Blunt.

Next, Obama was off to help Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Las Vegas, a city which hasn't been as welcoming as it might considering how he repeatedly told people not to go there and spend money. The editorial in the Las Vegas Review Journal pointed out that the current unemployment rate in the city is 14% and sent this message to Obama:"Your economic policies suck."

Obama Attack Dog Rhetoric

In both the Missouri speech and in Nevada Obama trotted out the tired old attack phrases he has used repeatedly to try and distract attention from his own incompetence and failed economic policies.

Here's an excerpt from the Nevada speech:

OBAMA: When [Republicans] start intoning about how “we care so much about the deficit and debt,” and “we’re tired of this out-of-control government spending” -- look, these are the folks who delivered to you a structural debt -- deficits that broke the record; turned record surpluses into record deficits. So this is like a lecture on sobriety from folks who had been spending money like drunken sailors. (Laughter.) You don't want to put them in charge. (Applause.) You definitely don't want to put them behind the wheel! (Applause.) Given their track record, they’ve been weaving on the road when it comes to fiscal responsibility! That's part of the reason they drove us into the ditch! Don't give them the keys back!
Who is he kidding? Obama is the biggest spender OF ALL TIME!

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Blaming Republicans for the nation's problems when his party has full control of both houses of Congress isn't the smartest long term strategy. Neither are the constant political attacks. Writing at Politico, Keith Koffler reminds us:
President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 to unite the country, transform Washington and inspire Republicans and Democrats to work together. Now he looks more like a typical partisan pol, battering the opposite party with the kind of vitriol almost never displayed by the man he was sent to replace, former President George W. Bush.

Obama may put some short-term points on the board by reverting to classic political meanness. But by repudiating the mantle of change he was given, he is undermining his own raison d’etre.

The president was elected not because he would to try to change Washington, but because he actually would change Washington. Obama’s message was that he, uniquely, because of his outsider status and his implacable devotion to change, was the one to do it. That message turns out to be false.
Obama's very political tone and his desperate turn to please his extreme left wing base is driving independents away even faster than before. The latest Gallup analysis shows that Obama's job approval among independents has slid a further ten points since last November's election in which GOP gubernatorial candidates Chris Christie in New Jersey and Bob McConnell in Virginia were so successful. This was followed by the Miracle in Massachusetts with the election of Senator Scott Brown.

Obama is walking into what Dick Morris calls a "Left Wing Spiral Trap...The further Obama moves to the left, the more he has to move to the left. And the worse it is for his ability to control Congress."

Obama has failed to win any of the high profile elections in which he staked his flag. Let's hope that his latest efforts in California, Missouri and Nevada meet the same fate.

How you can help defeat Obama: Visit my top ten GOP Senate target list and make a contribution to your favorite candidate. If you feel so inclined, drop a dime in the Mike's America box as well!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

What is the Cost of Looking the Other Way at Black Racism?

Obama's Dept. of Justice has Black Panthers a pass to demand the deaths of white babies!

What do you suppose would happen if someone with ties to the Republican Party were to come out of a house with the sign "Whites Only, no blacks allowed" and spout racial hatred suggesting we need to kill blacks and their children?

It would be front page news wouldn't it? And the entire Republican Party would be called upon to repudiate the racist.

So, why is there not only silence when a black man does the reverse but with a seeming wink and nod coming from Obama's Dept. of Justice?

National Geographic, not Fox News, presents this view of the hate that emanates from the New Black Panther party in Philadelphia:

Note that Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson, seen together in this video, were also the defendants in a prosecution dropped by Obama's Dept. of Justice for voter intimidation outside a polling place in 2008. Note also that Mr. Jackson, the taller man, is a registered Democrat poll watcher in Philadelphia and an elected member of the Democratic Committee in that city.

It's hard to square the large message of "PEACE" on the front door of one of the houses the two men leave in the video with statements by Shabazz that "It's time to Kill Some Crackers! You're gonna have to Kill their babies!" Archived views of Jackson's web site (now scrubbed) are equally vile.

But even more troubling are the accusations of J. Christian Adams, a former Dept. of Justice lawyer, who recently testified before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that his political bosses at DOJ were "hostile" to enforcing any law where blacks victimized whites. "Payback time" is the attitude Adams observed while still at Justice.

With all the phony charges of racism directed at Tea Partiers without a shred of evidence, one might think that the same standard would be applied here. Especially when the New Black Panthers seen here are so willing to make their racial hatred public. In the Tea Party case, reporters sought out elected GOP leaders asking them to repudiate even the unfounded allegations. Can you find multiple examples of where elected Democrats are asked to do the same here?

Can it be that the New Black Panther hatemongers feel empowered by what is obviously a two sided enforcement strategy by Obama's Dept. of Justice? How sad that Attorney General Eric Holder, perhaps even Obama himself, fail to understand that by looking the other way they encourage racism from all sides!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Chief Justice Roberts: The Constitution's Defender in the Age of Obama

PhotobucketThank God for Checks and Balances!

Even if Republicans succeed in retaking the House and Senate (do your part by supporting candidates on the target list for Senate races) much of the legislation passed by the very liberal Democrat Congress and signed into law by Obama will be impossible to uverturn with a veto. Fortunately, our Founding Father's designed one more safety valve to keep radical aberations like Obama's election from destroying our democracy. The Supreme Court is still the last bastion of defense of the U.S. Constitution. And with John Roberts at the helm, the court may find itself called upon repeatedly over the next few years:

Obama and Supreme Court may be on collision course
The president's agenda on healthcare and financial regulations sets the stage for a clash with the Supreme Court's conservative majority.
By David G. Savage
Los Angeles Times
July 6, 2010

Reporting from Washington — The Supreme Court wrapped up its term last week after landmark decisions protecting the right to have a gun and the right of corporations to spend freely on elections. But the year's most important moment may have come on the January evening when the justices gathered at the Capitol for President Obama's State of the Union address.

They had no warning about what was coming.

Obama and his advisors had weighed how to respond to the court's ruling the week before, which gave corporations the same free-spending rights as ordinary Americans. They saw the ruling as a rash, radical move to tilt the political system toward big business as they coped with the fallout from the Wall Street collapse.

Some advisors counseled caution, but the president opted to criticize the conservative justices in the uncomfortable spotlight of national television as Senate Democrats roared their approval.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is still angered by what he saw as a highly partisan insult to the independent judiciary. The incident put a public spotlight on the deep divide between the Obama White House and the Roberts court, one that could have a profound effect in the years ahead.

The president and congressional Democrats have embarked on an ambitious drive to regulate corporations, banks, health insurers and the energy industry. But the high court, with Roberts increasingly in control, will have the final word on those regulatory laws.
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Already, the healthcare overhaul law, Obama's signal achievement, is under attack in the courts. Republican attorneys general from 20 states have sued, insisting the law and its mandate to buy health insurance exceed Congress' power and trample on states' rights.

Two weeks ago, a federal judge in New Orleans ruled Obama had overstepped his authority by ordering a six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

On another front, the administration says it will soon go to court in Phoenix seeking to block Arizona's controversial immigration law, which is due to take effect July 29. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said Arizona would go to the Supreme Court, if necessary, to preserve the law.
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It may be another year or two before a true challenge to the Obama agenda reaches the Supreme Court.

McConnell, the law professor, said the administration's broad set of regulatory moves made a clash almost inevitable. "It does not mean the courts are being 'political,' " he said. "It is the way the institutions are designed, to create checks and balances."
Conservative Majority Not Going Away Anytime Soon

In what has to be bad news for Obama, Justice Kennedy, the court's swing vote but one that usually joins the conservative majority has made it known recently that he has no intention of retiring until 2013 at the earliest. And if we conservatives get our act together, that means Obama will be GONE!

Levi Johnston Apologizes to Palin's for Lying About the Family

If only this would serve as an example to the Palin haters who continue to lie about Sarah for fame and profit!

Bristol Palin's ex-boyfriend and the father of her child knew a good thing (really a bad thing) when he saw it. From his perch in Wasilla Alaska he saw firsthand how he could achieve his 15 minutes of fame on the national stage and perhaps a sizeable amount of cash by giving the Palin hating media what it wanted: DIRT on Alaska's former First Family. He dished the dirt and like so many of the other wild, unfounded Palin rumors much of the "news" media ran with it without bothering to check. What a contrast with the skepticism that the media demonstrates when charges are leveled against a Democrat like Al Gore. The standards of proof certainly are different.

But poor Levi had another lesson to learn. Once your 15 minutes of fame are all but used up and the money is no longer rolling in you are left with your conscience and whatever shard of your soiled integrity remains in tact. So, Levi is doing the right thing at last and apologizing for the lies he spread. Maybe this latest statement is just another plea for attention, but even at that, we'll take it:

Levi Johnston Apologizes to Palin Family for 'Youthful Indiscretion'
By Eunice Oh and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
People Magazine
Tuesday July 06, 2010

Levi Johnston isn't just getting past his differences with Bristol Palin – he's also hoping to make amends with her famous mom.

"Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry. Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true," he tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize."


Don't hold your breathe waiting for the Democrat smear merchants to apologize for their Palin rumormongering. There is still too much money and fame waiting to be had and most of those Dems never had any integrity to being with.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!


photo by Mike's America

I'm so thankful I was born here!

You know how some people celebrate Christmas in July. I like to celebrate Thanksgiving on the 4th of July.

It's a day to be truly thankful to be an American. It's such an amazing country that millions around the world will stake everything they have to get here and enjoy the same freedom that those of us who were born here enjoy every day. Some new arrivals may think we take our freedom for granted (read the story of one first generation American who thanks his mother for coming here). Well, that may be true for some Americans (and we know who we are talking about don't we?) but it's not true for me.

Today is a celebration of Thanksgiving for being so fortunate to live in one of the greatest nations that ever blessed the surface of the earth.

It's a day to be proud of our accomplisments, our history and the hard won freedom that made it all possible.

Celebrate with music

Two favorites here: Lee Greenwoods "Proud to be an American" and the US Air Force Band's jazz version of "Battle Hymn of the Republic." If you are done with loud sounds for the day and ready to mellow out, how about the USAF Band's instrumental version of "America the Beautiful?"










More links to patriotic music downloads at the bottom of this post.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Issa Report Highlights Government Incompetence and Double Talk in Gulf Oil Spill

Day 74
I also want to stress that we are working closely with the Gulf states and local communities to help every American affected by this crisis. Let me be clear: BP is responsible for this leak; BP will be paying the bill. But as President of the United States, I'm going to spare no effort to respond to this crisis for as long as it continues. And we will spare no resource to clean up whatever damage is caused. And while there will be time to fully investigate what happened on that rig and hold responsible parties accountable, our focus now is on a fully coordinated, relentless response effort to stop the leak and prevent more damage to the Gulf.
– President Barack Obama, May 2, 2010.
For two weeks now the Obama Administration has distracted Americans from the growing disaster in the Gulf. First, the firing of General McChrystal and then the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Kagan. But as the oil continues to gush from the Deep Horizon well questions continue to mount about the government response. Slicks miles offshore headed to land and not a skimming boat in sight. Readers have seen the photos of oil stained beaches and dead or dying wildlife and asked "why isn't more being done."

Darrell Issa (R-CA) the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has been looking into the matter and recently published this 16 page report. It reads like a catalog of incompetence and political c.y.a. when what is really needed is leadership and command from the top on down.

Key Findings in the Issa Report:

- Officials on the ground dispute key White House assertions about the number and timeliness of assets deployed in the Gulf. Local officials describe White House outreach efforts as more focused on stopping bad press than on addressing the disaster at hand;
• The White House’s assurances that there are adequate resources are at odds with the reality on the ground, where those on the frontline of the spill express significant frustration over the lack of assets. Local complaints are supported by the fact that the White House waited until Day 70 of the oil spill to accept critical offers of international assistance. Local workers and boats could have been assisting more with the clean-up if the Federal government had provided them with needed supplies and equipment;
• While the White House has tried to use the delay in finding a visible leak to explain its early silence on the oil spill, Transocean officials and Coast Guard documents from the scene of the oil spill reveal clear and early indications of a substantial oil leak days earlier than White House accounts;
• The failure of Administration officials to quickly waive laws preventing necessary foreign assets from reaching the Gulf and other regulations are hampering efforts to clean-up and limit damage from the oil spill. Local officials feel the federal government is making the perfect the enemy of the good in cleanup efforts;

• Local officials strongly dispute President Obama’s insistence that the federal government – and not BP – has been in control since day one. One Coast Guard Admiral told congressional investigators that decisions on the ground are made through a “consensus-based” process with BP. In practice, the Federal Government is not in charge of oil spill response efforts through a command-and-control approach;
• Local officials strongly believe the President’s call for a drilling moratorium will significantly compound the economic damage caused by the oil spill and will actually increase risk associated with future offshore drilling projects.

However, the detail in the report is even more troubling:

The White House blog details a number of assets deployed in the region to combat the spill. This includes vessels, boom, and dispersant. The number of assets claimed, however, does not appear to match what is actually in the field. Parish officials maintain that the thousands of vessels cited in the blog are non-existent. One senior official refers to them as “phantom assets.” When asked to elaborate, he explained that when he asks the federal government to provide the location of its assets, it either refuses or cannot do so.4 Daily helicopter search grids performed by the Parish sheriff’s department confirm to him that very few of the assets claimed are deployed.

This is corroborated by Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who shared a similar story with investigators. BP and Coast Guard provided Mr. Nungesser with a map of the Gulf allegedly pinpointing the exact locations of 140 skimmers cleaning up oil. Sensing that the chart may have been somewhat inaccurate, Mr. Nungesser requested a flyover of the assets for verification. After three cancelled trips, officials admitted to Mr. Nungesser that only 31 of the 140 skimmers were ever deployed. The rest were sitting at the docks. According to Mr. Nungesser, the chart appeared to have been fabricated.
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The doublespeak surrounding the existence of vessels and the availability of boom to clean up oil in the water, as well as a belief that BP and the federal government are disregarding the priorities of local communities, have incensed Parish officials. LaFourche President Charlotte Randolph told committee staff that “we would have liked to have played offense. Would like to have made an effort to collect at the site instead of the shoreline.” This belief is echoed by a Jefferson Parish official who, within days of the explosion, warned BP and the Coast Guard that oil was rapidly approaching and requested that they deploy equipment to prevent it from reaching shore. The local official told committee investigators that, “they all said ‘don’t worry about it.’”
"Don't worry, we're from the government and we are here to help!" Famous last words!

Issa's conclusion speaks for itself:

"These testimonials from the people who are on the frontlines of this crisis have brought to light a bureaucratic quagmire that is exacerbating the response and clean-up effort-- in a post-Katrina world, this is unimaginable and unacceptable," Issa said in a statement. "The evidence on the ground suggests that the White House has been more focused on the public relations of this crisis than with providing local officials the resources they need to deal with it."

Thursday, July 01, 2010

An Open Letter to My Readers and Conservative Friends

Dear Conservative Friend:

In approximately four months Americans will go the polls for the Congressional midterm elections. I don’t need to tell you how important this election is. It’s our best chance to stop the reckless and irresponsible Obama policies from advancing any further and begin a return to fiscal sanity. But, if we fail to take either the House or the Senate President Obama will be free to launch his next assault on our freedom with the largest tax increase this nation has ever seen. Obama has already begun laying the groundwork for those tax increases with the appointment of his National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility.

The coming tax increases will take a huge bite out of your wallet. What’s it worth to you to stop that from happening?

As a former aide in the Reagan White House Office of Political Affairs one of my jobs was to work on supporting candidates for office from a list of targeted races. I have developed just such a list for the upcoming U.S. Senate races this fall. It’s a long shot to retake the Senate but not impossible. I urge you to consider supporting the fine candidates on this list who could help us regain control and effectively block the worst of Obama’s excesses. Later, I’ll be publishing a list of targeted House races.

Support Independent Efforts

I would also like to invite you to support independent efforts like the blog I publish daily called Mike’s America. I write based on my experience at every level of government from the Court House to the White House. Mike’s America is a unique resource for likeminded conservatives that provides the latest political videos and news along with political analysis and a wealth of in-depth information that you might have trouble finding on your own. I don’t accept any advertising or support from candidates or causes. I depend solely on the generosity of people who understand what is at stake this election and want to do something about it.

Mike’s America isn’t just a resource for conservatives. Each message reaches thousands of homes across America every week. Think of it as the electronic equivalent of going door to door campaigning and bringing voters information that the mainstream news media might not be so eager to share with them.

Here’s one example of the scope of Mike’s America’s outreach: I recently published a poll asking my readers: When it comes to managing a disaster or crisis, who does a better job, Bush or Obama? Feel free to follow this link and vote. While there, note the poll results tab which shows the geographic distribution of those voting. Here’s the map:

When it comes to managing a disaster or crisis, who does a better job, Bush or Obama?

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Notice that this simple poll is reaching readers in nearly all of the lower 48 states. And the number of overall readers is much higher.

As an example of the kind of in-depth information readers may find at Mike's America consider this: Did you see the news that despite Obama’s oft repeated promise that “if you like your current health care plan you can keep it” an internal Administration report implementing Obama's health care reform describes how more than 50% of those currently enrolled in private insurance may soon find themselves shifted to a government approved plan? Wouldn’t that be something you might like to share with a wavering or former Obama voter? I posted the full story here. But, don’t just take my word for it, I give readers the link to the actual report and direct them to page 50 where they can read it for themselves. No right wing propaganda there! Just the facts. I’ll add the propaganda later!

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Winning the Senate in 2010

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It's an uphill fight but your contribution to candidates may make the difference!

There's a good chance the GOP will retake the House of Representatives this year and I'll have more on those races later. As much as we all would like to see House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) dethroned from the Speaker's Chair, without booting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)out of the Majority Leader's office in the Senate our efforts to begin reigning in and rolling back the worst of Obama's excesses will be all the more difficult.

Most political analysts say that the GOP has a good chance to pick up eight seats in the Senate in 2010. But to retake control of the Senate we need to win ten. That means we must win not only all of our safe and strong Republican leaning seats but also sweep the field of vulnerable Dem seats, including that of Harry Reid in Nevada. It's tough, but doable and what may make the difference is your financial contribution that will give these candidates the ammunition they need to compete against Democrats who are well funded by their labor union and other big money special interests.

Below is my list of targeted races in order of importance and the need for funds. The target list may change as primaries in Colorado, New Hampshire Washington state and Wisconsin have not yet been held.

Links to candidate web sites will take you to their page for donations:

Mike's America Top Ten Candidates to Take Back the Senate in 2010!

Photobucket1. Sharron Angle can Dump Harry Reid!

A former Nevada State Rep. who came out of nowhere to defeat better known challengers in the GOP primary, Ms. Angle is taking on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who, according to the polls at Real Clear Politics (RCP), is very vulnerable. It might be the best $50 you have ever spent by making a contribution to help Angle defeat the sour-faced Reid.

Angle will be a solid conservative voice in the Senate!

Photobucket2. Marco Rubio: A Rising Conservative Star for Florida!

The meteoric rise of former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio isn't hard to understand. He speaks of American exceptionalism from the background of his Cuban immigrant family in tones that are Reaganesque. Have you seen his speech at CPAC last winter?

While Governor Charlie Crist, who recently abandoned the GOP to run as an Independent, has embraced Obama, Rubio will be a solid vote to restore sanity in Washington. But he'll need your help (RCP polls), so contribute here.

Photobucket3.It's Time for Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania!

Pennsylvania voters may have dumped turncoat Arlen Specter in the recent Dem primary, but that doesn't mean PA voters are in the clear. Dems nominated Joe Sestak, who is ensnared in the Obama corruption scandal with a White House offer to get Sestak out of the race. Fortunately, Pat Toomey, former GOP congressman and a solid conservative voice is up for the fight. The latest RCP poll roundup gives him a great shot. Help Tommey make it across the finish line.


Photobucket4. Rob Portman for Ohio!

Portman (bio) is a former Congressman from Ohio who served as U.S. Trade Representative and also as Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Bush Administration. Recognized as a "deficit hawk" he made his mark by proposing a balanced budget, fighting irresponsible earmarks, and putting in place new transparency for all federal spending. The deficit was cut in half during his tenure to less than one tenth the size of this year’s deficit.

We need his leadership and experience to restore fiscal sanity in Washington. Latest polls show it's going to be a close race. Your contribution could make the difference!

Photobucket5. Wisconsin: Johnson to beat Feingold!

The Wisconsin primary won't be held until September 14th but the smart money is on newcomer Ron Johnson. In the RCP polling roundup, Johnson looks well placed to unseat longtime liberal incumbent Russ Feingold.

In May, columnist George Will profiled Johnson. A former businessman he's the kind of conservative who can return common sense founded on a commitment to liberty to Washington. Visit Johnson's web site and get on board!

Photobucket6. Dino Rossi for Washington State!

While the Washington state primary isn't until August 17th, I'll put my money on Dino Rossi (latest polls). Rossi was cheated out of a victory in the governor's race in 2004 but continues to be a well known figure in the state. His opponent, Patty Murray, has not distinguished herself in the U.S. Senate. A win here is essential to retake the Senate, so drop some dimes in Dino's donation box!




Photobucket 7. Recycle Boxer in California with Carly Fiorina!

If you are as tired of California Senator Barbara Boxer as I am (remember her "call me Senator" order to a General?) then show your love for Carly Fiorina. It's going to be a tough fight with the latest RCP polls showing Boxer with an edge. Fiorina (bio), former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett Packard, one of America's most successful high tech companies, has the business smarts that are so lacking in the U.S. Senate. Carly also has her own personal fortune, but it's going to take more than that to unseat the Boxer Hydra from California. Give Carly your thumbs up with a contribution by clicking here.

Photobucket8. Mark Kirk to Take Obama's Illinois Senate Seat!

What better way to send a signal to Obama that his time is up than to send a Republican from Illinois to take over his old Senate seat?

Kirk has a good early lead over Democrat Alexi Giannoulias who has multiple ties to the same corrupt Chicago machine that gave us Obama, Rahm Emanuel and indicted former Governor Rob Blagojevitch. Taking back America from this Chicago thugocracy will take place one state at at time. Help take back Illinois by contributing to Kirk today!

9. Open Season in Colorado!


Colorado is a must win if we are to retake the Senate. Contrasting GOP candidates, Tea Party favorite Ken Buck and former Lt. Governor Jane Norton are duking it out in the primary which takes place August 10. Polls show Buck with the current lead.

Democrats are having their own close contest between Michael Bennet who was appointed to the Senate when Ken Salazar became Secretary of the Interior. Bennet is backed by Obama and the challenger, Andrew Romanoff is endorsed by former President Bill Clinton. Either of these would be vulnerable in the fall election.

Tie for 10th Place!
Both Roy Blunt in Missouri and Richard Burr of North Carolina hold similar slight leads over their challengers.

Photobucket10.Roy Blunt for Missouri!

Blunt currently represents the 7th Congressional District of Missouri, a solid conservative belt in the southwest part of the state. Blunt is a former House GOP whip.

Blunt is currently holding a single digit lead over challenger Robin Carnahan. He deserves your support.


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10. Return Richard Burr in North Carolina!

Ranked by the American Conservative Union with a perfect 100 score for casting conservative votes Burr is in a close race in North Carolina. Like Blunt above, his lead is in single digits in most polls.

We can't afford to lose even one of our GOP incumbents. And if you are looking for a solid conservative worth your support, you've found him.
If you make only one donation from this list today, make it to Sharron Angle in Nevada. Getting rid of Harry Reid might be the best $50-$100 you ever spent!
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