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Posted by Liberty on March 16, 2009
Posted by Liberty on February 28, 2009
Yesterday was a day of tea parties. While I wasn’t able to attend one in person, believe me, I was there in spirit. And, I was delighted to find these pictures on Byron Dazey’s blog this morning. You’ll see that Conservatives are great at protesting, despite the fact that most Conservatives don’t smoke dope, have never been arrested for “the cause” and are gainfully employed. The photos are awesome and the signs are so clever! Here’s just one teaser–you’ll have to check out www.myownside.com for the rest!
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Posted by Liberty on February 14, 2009
“The protest against the porkulus is on for President’s Day!
Date: Monday, February 16th
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Westlake Park in downtown Seattle, 401 Pine St., in the open area by the big arch.”
Be a part of the active, loyal Conservative opposition! Bring your signs to Westlake Park in downtown Seattle to participate in a protest of the stimulus bill!
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Posted by Liberty on February 14, 2009
My apologies for the lack of posting this week. Sometimes life intervenes. In my case, this intervention has come in the form of a chocolate lab puppy that we’re watching for a couple of weeks. And, while I’ve been spending a lot of time outside encouraging this dog to hurry up and drop another land-mine in my backyard, the bad news has just kept on coming.
The stimulus plan has passed. No House Republicans crossed over to vote for it. In the Senate, only three Republicans [Snowe, Collins & Specter] broke ranks and their betrayal was much expected. In a MSM news-bite I heard yesterday, some Democrat Senator [I think it was Charles Schumer] was blathering on and on about how Republicans didn’t offer a constructive solution, didn’t participate, only said, “no,” blah, blah, blah… Well, when you’re frozen out of the process and not allowed to introduce alternative solutions–what do those damned Democrats expect?
Think about the dishonesty that has so far been the hallmark of the Obama administration and this new era of Democrat domination. No lobbyists…and then Obama employs lobbyists. A more ethical administration…and the Obama appoints tax cheats. Open and transparent government…but there’s no time for the public to find out what’s in the stimulus bill. No time for even the Congressmen and Senators to read it before voting on it.
I know it seems pretty dark right now. Even more so here in Washington State, where our own little crowd of Democrat dictators are busy in Olympia. But Conservatives can’t give up. We need to continue to stand on principle. We need to continue to clearly define the difference between Republicans and Democrats. We need to be the loud, active voice of opposition to the Democrats’ plans to remake America in the style of European socialism. Every advance of liberalism needs to be met with a fight. Are you ready?
Posted in Arrogant politicians, Conservatism, Future of the GOP, Innate hypocrisy, Just plain dishonest, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama, Redistribution of wealth, Socialist economics, Sticking to their guns, Stupid legislation | Tagged: Collins, Conservative, Future of the GOP, Liberals, Obama, Republicans, Schumer, Snowe, Specter, Stimulus | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on February 7, 2009
Nancy Pelosi, quoted in an October 28, 2008 KGO-TV article:
“Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there. But I do tell you that if the Democrats win, and have substantial majorities, Congress of the United States will be more bipartisan.”
From a November 6, 2008 Boston Globe article:
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday pledged that the Democratic-controlled Congress would take a bipartisan approach in working with the incoming Obama administration, saying Democrats need to ‘govern from the middle’to accomplish an ambitious agenda on the economy, energy independence, and healthcare.”
Speaking of the immigration bill in an interview with Al Hunt, re-printed on Real Clear Politics June 15, 2007:
“…we’ll work together in a bipartisan way. This bill affects too many people over a long period of time. We want it to be bipartisan and comprehensive.”
“In a statement sure to rile Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday dismissed calls for bipartisanship as ‘process’ arguments extraneous to passing a stimulus bill — and warned Senate Democrats against slashing proposed increases to education spending.
Pelosi — speaking to reporters on the second day of her retreat with House Democrats at a swank Williamsburg, Va., golf resort — was clearly annoyed with Senate attempts to slash up to $100 billion in spending from the $819 billion package the House passed last week.
At the same time, she urged the need for speed in passing the package — and stopped short of saying that she’d insist on her demands during upcoming conference negotiations with the Senate.
‘Washington seems consumed in the process argument of bipartisanship, when the rest of the country says they need this bill,’ the California Democrat said, seeming to sweep aside the Obama administration initial desire to have broad GOP support for the plan.”
Democrats only like bipartisanship when Republicans cross the lines and vote like Democrats! They like to pretend that they’re just naturally more open-minded and cooperative [ie. bipartisan] than Republicans but it’s a myth. The word “bipartisan” has become misconstrued to mean “Democrats getting their own way.”
I say, it’s time to chuck the concept of bipartisanship. Our elected Republicans [with the notable exceptions of Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and Arlen Specter] should be reveling in their new-found strength and mentally deleting the word “bipartisan” from their vocabularies.
I appreciate how the majority of Republicans in the Senate have hung together in opposing this shameful pork-packed “stimulus” bill. If the stimulus is such a great and necessary piece of legislation as the Democrats claim, why don’t they just pass it themselves and get it over with? They have the votes, especially with human jellyfish pseudo-Republicans like Snowe, Collins and Specter on their side. Better yet, why don’t they write it up as an Executive Order and Obama can just sign it all into law with a stroke of his mighty pen? [Picture this…Obama signs the Executive Order to socialize…I mean, “stimulate” the economy and then he turns to Greg Craig to ask what exactly is in the bill.]
The answer is, of course, that the Democrats don’t want to own the consequences of this massive spending plan. They don’t want the American people to blame them when the economy gets worse instead of better. They don’t want the electoral consequences when the voters figure out that the stimulus has less to do with fixing the economy and more to do with paying off Democrat supporters like unions, bureaucrats, community organizers and abortionists.
Republicans have probably had about as much influence as they will get over what goes into this bill and how much is spent. The only thing to do now is to take a principled stand against the stimulus. We’re going to lose this argument but at least we can go down fighting.
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Posted by Liberty on February 2, 2009
I just sent a quick e-mail to Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray to ask them not to support the pork-laden stimulus plan. Your senators need to hear from you, too! It only takes a minute to tap out a brief, polite message to let them know what you think about their plans for your tax dollars. [But not Tom Daschle’s or Tim Geithner’s.]
Even if you’re stuck with total liberal Democrats for senators like us in Washington State, it’s still important to speak out. Don’t think that I don’t know that it’s probably futile to ask Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray for a tax cut but Conservatives have a responsibility to be the voice of the loyal opposition. Even when we’re down and out, we can not fall silent.
Posted in Conservatism, Constitutional Rights, Freedom of Speech, Liberalism, Redistribution of wealth, Socialist economics, Sticking to their guns, Stupid legislation, Taxes, Washington State | Tagged: Daschle, Geithner, Government handouts, Pork, Stimulus, Taxes | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 30, 2009
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Posted by Liberty on January 29, 2009
The House of Representatives voted on the pork-laden stimulus plan yesterday evening. The final tally showed the bill passing with 244 votes in favor and 188 against. Not one single Republican voted to support the stimulus plan.
I want to take this opportunity to recognize the Republicans in the House of Representatives. Thanks guys! Thank you for standing firm against this awful bill! I know it still passed and socialism is on the march but at least House Republicans bear no responsibility on this one!
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Posted by Liberty on January 28, 2009
Senator Jim DeMint, Republican from South Carolina spoke at the Heritage Foundation on January 27 about the Obama stimulus plan and the previous bailouts that have been forced through Congress.
“I’ve been around long enough to know whenever someone tells me I have to make a decision right now, my response is no,” DeMint said. “That clears it up right away and I think more and more the Bush administration and now this administration knows that they’re not going to get a quick reaction out of Congress unless they create crisis and widespread panic. And that’s going to be their M.O. to get Congress to act.”
I believe there’s a vote on the stimulus plan today…it may not be too late to give your legislator’s office in D.C. a call.
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