I don’t trust the media polls so I am doing my own.
I watched the Dem debate Last night and it escapes me how anyone could vote for any of them!
I talked to a young man today who is pretty involved with the Republican Party and we had an interesting conversation. He told me what he was hearing was either Cruz or Rubio. I like Cruz but told him my problem with Rubio was his previous stance on immigration.
I like what Trump is saying, the question for me is will he actually follow through? The thing I know about Cruz is he has done his best to keep his word to the voters in Texas who sent him to the senate so I have to assume he will keep his word to the America people.
What do you think?
I will post my thoughts on Texas here. If I have a specific candidate I’m pretty sure of I will make a separate post on them as I did for Dr. Pam Barlow CD 13.
The Primary will be March 4, 2014 (runoff May 27, 2014) and the General will be November 4, 2014. I approve of voting out the incumbents whenever a good solid conservative is available. Read More. Freedom Works is a good place to check their records.
CD1 Louie Gohmert R the incumbent has been there since 2004. He is one of the few I like and there isn’t anyone running that I know of who I would support over him.
CD2 Ted Poe R Since 2004. Seems pretty good and no one running that I have found.
CD3 Sam Johnson R Since 1991. Looks like his challengers are Cecil Ince L don’t really know anything much about him so if you do please post it in the comments section. Josh Loveless I again if you have more info post it in the comments.
CD4 Ralph M. Hall R Since 1980 (started as a Democrat, switched to Republican in 2004), been there a long time. Tony Arterburn Jr. R Supports The Fair Tax, I like what I read. Let me know what you think. Lou Gigliotti R Suppotys The Fair Tax.
I am of the mind these days that even with a Congressman or Senator who seems pretty conservative, if there is a new person who seems conservative, maybe it is time to replace the incumbent. Some reasons for that would be 1) Things are not improving with the Congress we have. 2) If they assume they will be reelected why fight the way “We The People” want them to. 3) When they realize they will be replaced if they don’t produce results they will start doing what we want. 4) Most will not impose term limits on themselves so it is up to us.
There are many more reasons but those are a good start. The reason the country is in the shape it’s in is we all got complacent. We didn’t keep an eye on them, as long as the politicians could make deals, take payoffs, be pressured by the parties and lobbyists, hide what they were doing with a media who didn’t do their job, they never paid a price for their actions. They keep passing laws that everyone has to live with except the politicians, don’t believe me, I refer you to ObamaCare. I blame myself for letting it happen, I blame Christians for not voting their values and yes I blame you too. We all have to share in the blame as well as work together to resolve it.
One person can’t fix it, one group can’t fix it, but if we work together we can do great things as a country. We all have to take responsibility and do our part. When we change our attitude, stop fighting each other, get our heads in the right place, WE WIN. It has happened over a long period of time. I know in my case I used to think my vote didn’t matter, after all it was only one vote. I now realize that is what they want you to think. I’m talking about both parties, the Democrats want to discourage Republicans and Republicans want to discourage Democrats. They then try to motivate their base. I say stop listening to both parties and vote every time. Don’t give them control. Make them fear the voters so they will actually realize they work for us.
I also stopped donating to the party. I now send money to the candidate I want to support. If you give it to the party then they decide where it goes. That is one of the reasons we get some of the politicians we have because the party funds the one who will vote the party line rather than what the people they represent want. Defund the party and you get more candidates who work for the people.
The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They state” Incumbent Republican Mike Enzi is up for re-election. Wyoming is a bright red state so the winner of the GOP primary will likely win the seat.
Note: SCF will not endorse Mike Enzi because we have a policy against endorsing incumbents. SCF seeks to identify and elect new leaders to the U.S. Senate.”
The only other candidate they have listed is Liz Cheney R She is endorsed by Rush Limbaugh.
If you have any additional information, please let me know from the website.
The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They state “South Dakota is on our 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a major pick-up opportunity. Incumbent Democratic Senator Tim Johnson is retiring. President Obama lost the state in 2012 so it is important that Republicans nominate a strong conservative. NOTE: SCF will not support former governor MIke Rounds because his record is too liberal.”
If Mike Rounds is too liberal for SCF, I say he is too liberal for thee people of South Dakota.
The other candidates listed are Annette Bosworth R I like what I read, she also supports term limits and the Fair Tax, Larry Rhoden R Seems OK on the major issues, and Stace Nelson R Everything sounds good and he supports Term Limits.
Based on what I read the two best options would be either Annette Bosworth or Stace Nelson.
If you have any additional information please let me know from the website.
The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They state “Incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham is up for re-election. South Carolina is a bright red state so the winner of the GOP primary will likely win the seat.”
Many/most conservatives agree that Lindsey Graham needs to be defeated. I was reading an article on Brietbart the other day that put forth the theory that several primary challengers could keep the incumbent below the 50% mark, forcing a run off. That way people can get behind the challenger to defeat Graham in the primary. The idea has some merit. The only chance is in the primary and it will take people getting out and voting in the primary.
The candidates listed are Bill Connor R The website didn’t go into issues so I don’t know where he actually stands, Lee Bright R He seems to be good on the constitution, 2nd amendment, pro life and does mention The Fair Tax, Nancy Mace R Pro life, good statement on 2nd amendment, didn’t mention the Fair Tax, Richard Cash R I liked everything I read, only problem was he didn’t mention taxes.
Bottom line is any of the above four would be a huge improvement. If anyone has additional information please let me know through the website.
A PHONY PRESIDENT
Isn’t it ironic that we have a phony President of the United States complaining about the “phony scandals” he claims were created by those who dare to oppose him and his dictatorial regime? There is nothing phony about the death of Border Patrol officer Brian Terry as a result of the Fast and Furious scandal and there is certainly nothing phony about the massacre of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty by Islamist terrorists in Benghazi.
There is also nothing phony about a powerful federal agency, the IRS, using its power to intimidate conservative and Christian political organizations and donors in order to help Obama get reelected. Nor was the fact that the Attorney General of the United States lied while under oath to a congressional committee investigating the efforts of the DOJ to intimidate members of the news media. Yet, Obama, members of his corrupt administration, and many of his protectors in the mainstream media continue with the narrative. They remind me of the police officers at a crime scene telling the public to move on, there is nothing to see here.
The reality is there is much more to see than initially meets the eye. When I refer to Obama as a phony President I am not just talking about the many unanswered questions about this man’s background. We know less about him than any other President in recent history, and he appears to lie about things even when he is aware that most people know he is lying. However, he is a phony President primarily because he took an oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and is doing exactly the opposite.
Regardless of where he was born, Obama is not an American because he does not believe in our Constitutional form of government, our free enterprise system, or even the basic freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. He routinely takes actions that are contrary to the authority given to him as President of the United States. He bypasses Congress by making laws through illegal Executive orders; he refuses to fulfill his Constitutional duty to enforce those laws passed by Congress, and he uses the departments of the Executive Branch to bully, intimidate, and silence American citizens and businesses. He also is trying to use the executive orders to take away our Second Amendment rights.
He encourages class warfare and racial hatred among Americans while steadfastly protecting and defending the radical elements of the Muslim brotherhood and other terrorist groups. Why do you think that no one has been arrested or killed in response to the Benghazi attack? We know who they are yet Obama refuses to act against them, probably for the same reason that he refuses to acknowledge murderous acts by Muslims as acts of terror.
When he was first running for President, Obama told an adoring crowd of union members that after he was elected he would reward his friends and punish his enemies. He has fulfilled his promise, but unfortunately his enemies seem to be all of the American people while his friends seem to be those that would destroy us. Remember, the Constitutional definition of treason includes giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States.
As a Constitutional lawyer I am well aware that the oath of office that I took as an army officer and that Obama and all members of his cabinet took is not supposed to be taken lightly, much less ignored. In fact, under federal law, the very act of advocating the overthrowing our Constitutional from of government is a criminal offense. Obama and his minions are doing much more than just advocating the overthrow, they are actually making it happen.
I have written several articles on this blog about Obama’s impeachable offenses, but I Am going one step further. What Obama is doing to this country and to its citizens is a violation of two federal statues 5U.S.C. 7311 and 18 U.S.C. 1918. In short, Obama is a criminal and so are many of those who work for him. They should be prosecuted and jailed.
This also means that no state, county, or city officials have any obligation to enforce illegal actions taken by Obama as President and no American citizen is required to obey them. It is time for all of us to “Stand Our Ground”.
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: THE IMMIGRATION BILL
I have reviewed the Immigration reform, S744, passed overwhelmingly by the United States Senate and it is a disaster. It is lengthy and confusing and in many ways reminds me of the final version of Obamacare that was passed by members of Congress who did not read it and had no idea what was in it. There is no mistaking that this is an amnesty bill. It provides a pathway to citizenship for individuals who are already on record as being willing to break our laws.
According to those supporting the legislation there are only eleven or twelve million of these illegal aliens (I refuse to use the politically correct term “undocumented workers”). However, if the law passes these illegals will be entitled to include their family members in the deal bringing the total to around thirty million. The law will also increase the number of legal immigrants allowed into this country from 1 million 1.5 million. This will happen when millions of American citizens are either unemployed or under employed.
This legislation will also be extraordinarily expensive for the already suffering American citizens. The burden of providing services and benefits for these individuals will primarily fall on state and local governments creating obligations they can’t afford to meet unless they increase taxes, reduce essential services to their residents, or a combination of both.
By the way, if you or I use forged or fraudulent documents or a stolen social security number we will be prosecuted and possibly go to jail. Under the provisions of S744 illegals who have committed these crimes can apply for and get a free pass.
Of course, the public is being told that one of the top priorities of the bill is border security. However, shades of Obamacare, there is a problem. The job of securing the border is left entirely in the hands of Obama and Janet Napolitano. They are given complete authority under the law to do anything they want or to continue doing virtually nothing at all. The DHS Secretary has left our border wide open to illegal aliens, drug traffickers, and terrorists, while assuring us that the border is better protected than ever before. S744 allows her to continue this pattern.
Make no mistake; this legislation is not about border security or even helping the so called poor oppressed illegals who just want to live the American dream. It is ultimately about adding millions of new Democratic voters to the rolls and turning red states like Texas and Arizona into blue states.
The Republicans in Congress who support this legislation seem to be under the illusion that many of the voters who went for Obama in 2008 and 2012 will be so grateful for the passage of this amnesty bill that they will rush to embrace Republican candidates at the polls in 2014 and thereafter. I understand that many of these same Republicans have purchased shares in the Brooklyn Bridge and beachfront property in the Florida everglades.
After what happened in the Senate we cannot take anything for granted in the House. Everyone must contact their representatives and insist that S744 be voted down. Cosmetic amendments will not be enough. Passage of this legislation will be much more than just another jewel in Obama’s weighty crown, it will mean the end of the USA as we know it.
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