Alas, the new Republican caucus has gotten a little bit larger. FoxNews announced tonight that two more GOP candidates have prevailed in their election battles. Joe Walsh defeated Democrat incumbent Melissa Bean in congressional district IL-08. And it appears Randy Altschuler has defeated Democrat incumbent Tim Bishop in NY-01.
We now have 242 Republicans to 190 Democrats with 3 races left to decide. That’s a gain of 64 seats (and counting) for the GOP in the next Congress! Let’s hope the last 3 seats go our way too!
It’s hard to believe less than two years ago the “lamestream” media reported the GOP had been left for dead on the long political highway called Obama-Mania. Don’t you just love surprise endings? Especially when the surprise is on them.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress passed the Senate version of Healthcare “Reform” late last night to the cheers of many socialist Dems in the House, White House, and around the country. However, the passage of this Obamanation was facilitated by the “pro-life” Democrat caucus. Yes, that’s right Bart Stupak and his cabal of half a dozen Dems who supposedly care about the treatment of the unborn put this bill that WILL allow, for the first time in American history, for federal funding of abortions.
There were many in the conservative movement – to include a popular female radio personality – who believed Stupak and his group would help us kill this bill. Yeah, it would have been just as meaningful to believe in the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, or government programs that cost less than projected.
Apparently President Obama showed Bart Stupak his unicorn ranch and promised him a baby pony on paper because that’s all it took to get him and his so-called anti-abortion group to walk in lock step with the liberals in the House to decide, once again as they did in the first vote.
Based on this article by Phylis Schafly, it would profit our side greatly to remember this update of an age-old adage: “How can you tell when pro-life Democrats are lying? Their lips are moving.”
WOW!!!! WOW!!! The seat formerly held by the late Senator Edward Kennedy has been won by Republican Scott Brown!! Yes, that’s right! A Republican won the U.S. Senate seat for Massachusetts! It’s an astonishing achievement! And it is the one thing that finally got the attention of the liberal elites in Washington DC and in the lame-stream media.
They refused to listen to the American people in the Tea Party movement. They labeled us “tea-baggers”, a disgusting term, and ridiculed us despite the hundreds of thousands who participated. They didn’t listen to the election results in Virginia and New Jersey last November that saw HUGE Republicans gains in deep blue and purple states. They didn’t even listen to the anger of the American people over the back room, shady deals and outright bribery of senators to secure their votes on a healthcare bill the Left sought to shove down our throats.
Finally, the “Scott” heard ’round the world in Beantown seems to opening their ears. Democrat Senator Jim Webb of Virginia released a statement saying, “… I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.” Even ultra-liberal Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) released a statement that suggested the Senate Democrats should go back and rework their healthcare legislation. When the libs are saying stuff like this, you KNOW they’re scared.
However, I suspect the Democrats hearing improvement is only temporary. They’ll be back to their tin-ear ways of ignoring the people and attempting to ram liberalism down our throats in no time.
This is good news for the GOP. Scott Brown’s epic victory in Massachusetts will be a great recruiting tool to attract strong Republican candidates into the 2010 race. Then, once again, the Revolution will be televised.
Oh I really hope this is true! Governor run on former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s mind, says top ally Pete King
With all the problems New York is having at the state level – and it’s not because people are “nervous” about the governor being black, as Gov. Paterson suggested – Rudy could be just the guy to come in and turn that state around. And Rudy’s odds of winning the governorship are much greater than his winning the presidency, as 2008 proved.
So, PLEASE Rudy run, win, and save your state!
First, I’m really glad to be blogging more regularly. I’ve missed you all terribly and it’s good to be home though I’ve been very busy with and very excited about a new business venture.
This is the first and only time I’ll discuss this on this blog and I’m so fired up about it I can barely sit still to write.
It involves the travel industry and in the short time I’ve been involved it has been amazingly productive and a lot of fun. Think of it – a way to recession-proof your income!
This is something you’ve just got to see. Go here, click #1 and watch.
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I am not nor have I ever been a friend or admirer of, now the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. I hope before his death he came to know the Lord.
But I find the liberal Democrats, with the drive-by media’s help, use of his passing as a way to shove socialized healthcare down our throats very unseemly. In fact, it’s downright morbid and I’m sure many other Americans think so too. Kennedy has barely been dead a day and the libs have already turned him into a political prop. Disgusting.
And Chris Matthews anointing President Obama “the last Kennedy brother“? Get off the president’s leg and just get a room already.
The Dems are on the verge of another Paul Wellstone moment and they don’t even know it. My hope is that they have that shameful moment so the American people can finally see them for what they are and sweep them into the dustbin of History, as they truly deserve.
Yeah, that’s right, Governor. The criticism of you and President Obama is because you’re Black. That’s much easier to accept than the truth: it’s because you’re incompetent.
Gov. Paterson is still blaming race for his his troubles.
After complaining on a Friday radio show that he is the victim of an “orchestrated” campaign to push him out of office, Paterson told a blogger that some people are uncomfortable with too many black pols in power.
“Part of what I feel is that one very successful minority is permissible, but when you see too many success stories, then some people get nervous,” Paterson told political blogger Gerson Borrero over the weekend.
See? This is the mind of a true, blue liberal. Nothing’s ever their fault. There’s always some nefarious reason why people are against them.
But the Obama White House won’t publicly back this drivel.
Obama spokesman Bill Burton said Monday morning that the President does not share Paterson’s view that criticism of him or any other politician is racially motivated.
“In terms of media coverage of the President, he thinks that there are a lot of people who agree with him in the media, there are a lot people who disagree with him in the media, and there are a lot of folks who play it straight,” Burton told reporters in Martha’s Vineyard, where Obama is vacationing, Monday morning.
If Burton had just stopped at the first part of his sentence he wouldn’t have had to make up that other stuff. Of course Obama “thinks that there are a lot of people who agree with him in the media” because they are blatant about their man-crush for him.
As for incompetent NY Gov. Patterson…not so much. They like Patterson but Obama will always be the media’s first true love.
Yes, it’s a pun on a RedState blogger’s screen I.D. but it really fits. Pilgrim, himself/herself, took a segment of an old speech and changed but one word in it to say this:
If abortion is right, it ought to be extended; if not, it ought to be restricted — there is no middle ground. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist upon its extension — its enlargement. All they ask we could readily grant, if we thought abortion right; all we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends the whole controversy. Thinking it right, as they do, they are not to blame for desiring its full recognition as being right; but thinking it wrong, as we do, can we yield to them? Can we cast our votes with their view, and against our own? In view of our moral, social, and political responsibilities, can we do this? Wrong as we think abortion is, we can yet afford to let it alone where it is, because that much is due to the necessity arising from its actual presence in the nation.
Mr. Lincoln, stated thus about the issue of slavery in 1860. My reply to the entire missive that pilgrim wrote was that this one segment encapsulates conservative ideals because you can interchange any issue barring those of a federal nature such as national security and use the same argument over and over again.
The more we continue to look to the federal government as the cure to all ills, the less freedoms we have, as outlined in the Constitution.
Read the whole entry at RedState. It’s a very good one. This is the message that conservatives should carry first and foremost and why we need strict Constitutionalist judges. Were they all so, then California could enjoy its socialist state, as well as some others, and those states that reject such ideology could employ what they deem best without the fearsome fighting that is eroding the heartstone of the Constitution itself: individual liberty protected by a small central government with all other rights accorded to the individual states.
If necessary, perhaps it’s time to divorce conservatism from the Republican Party and carry the message to the people. With the state of current affairs, the relationship between conservatism and the Republican Party reminds me of a marriage wherein one spouse is forced to stay married to the other, in spite of the other’s chronic infidelities.