[Rushtalk] Note To GOP: Get Some Spine!

Paf Dvorak notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
Wed Dec 19 11:35:22 MST 2012


At 10:40 AM 12/18/2012 -0800, Tom Matiska wrote:
>Since this was posted on the 6th,  Obama has 
>insisted that 3/4 of new revenue be used to 
>stimulate the economy(not deficit reduction), 
>rejected compromise that would  expose only 
>folks above $400K(vs $200K) to what Obama calls 
>the  "millionaires tax",   and now wants taxes 
>this year but spending cuts to be delayed until 
>next year.   This is Obama's 5th budget year... 
>if it ain't happening by now it ain't going 
>to....    If the GOP doesn't dig in now it never will.

If there was any difference between your 
"representatives" and their goals and 
aspirations, on the right and left, you'd have 
seen some differences by now, but the GOP has the 
same agenda as the dems: To rule. Nothing has 
changed much since before Runnymede except the rhetoric.

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>Tom
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>--- On Thu, 12/6/12, John A. Quayle <blueoval57 at verizon.net> wrote:
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>From: John A. Quayle <blueoval57 at verizon.net>
>Subject: [Rushtalk] Note To GOP: Get Some Spine!
>To: "Rushtalk" <rushtalk at csdco.com>
>Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 1:35 AM
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>WND EXCLUSIVE
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>Top conservatives to GOP: Use it (power) or lose it!
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>Coalition says Republicans need to 'negotiate from a position of strength'
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>Published: 2 days ago
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>   by <http://www.wnd.com/author/runruh/>Bob 
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>decades with the Associated Press, as well as 
>several Upper Midwest newspapers, where he 
>covered everything from legislative battles and 
>sports to tornadoes and homicidal survivalists. 
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>More than 100 conservative leaders from across 
>the nation have dispatched a letter to GOP 
>members in Congress encouraging them to 
>“negotiate from a position of strength” with 
>Democrats regarding the trillions of dollars in 
>tax increases Barack Obama is demanding.
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>“It’s in the interest of the country and in 
>your personal interest for you to use the power 
>you unquestionably have now to stand firm and 
>not surrender your conservative principles, no 
>matter how loud the clamor of people whose 
>central interests is to advance the left’s 
>agenda,” says 
><http://www.redstate.com/morton_c_blackwell/2012/11/30/an-open-letter-to-u-s-house-and-senate-republicans/>the 
>letter.
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>The letter was signed by Morton Blackwell, 
>chairman of the Weyrich Lunch, Colin Hann of Let 
>Freedom Ring, Ed Meese of the Conservative 
>Action Project, Jim Martin of the 60 Plus 
>Association and Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum, among others.
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>The separate <http://www.nomoreredink.com/>“No 
>More Red Ink” campaign explains what authority 
>the GOP currently holds as the majority party of 
>the U.S. House, where all national spending bills must originate.
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>The GOP can decline to authorize an increase in 
>the national debt limit and force billions of 
>dollars in spending cuts, because programs would 
>not legally have money available to run.
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>Joseph Farah, CEO of WND and originator of the 
>campaign, noted that House Republicans can take 
>such action unilaterally. They wouldn’t need a single Democrat vote, he said.
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>“It will take only 218 House Republican votes 
>to stop the borrowing next year. And I’m 
>pretty certain Republicans will maintain control 
>of the House and possibly gain control of the 
>Senate next year. That’s why I’m optimistic 
>about the success of this powerful, nation-changing plan,” he wrote.
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><http://www.nomoreredink.com/>Join in the “No More Red Ink” campaign.
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>“Just think what it will mean if, following 
>this campaign of relentless, grass-roots 
>lobbying, Republicans actually live up to their 
>rhetoric about the Constitution and limited 
>government and balanced budgets next year. We 
>can have a balanced budget overnight!”
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>He also said “unconstitutional and destructive 
>bureaucracies” could be eliminated, such as 
>the Department of Education and the 
>Environmental Protection Agency, Planned 
>Parenthood funding and obscene artwork sponsored 
>by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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><http://www.redstate.com/morton_c_blackwell/2012/11/30/an-open-letter-to-u-s-house-and-senate-republicans/>The 
>letter from conservative leaders isn’t as 
>specific but addresses GOP members of both the 
>House and Senate, warning that they will be tested.
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>“In the House, the nation elected in 2012 one 
>of the largest Republican majorities in the past 
>100 years. You have a mandate to fight for 
>conservative principles that is arguably much 
>broader than the one that narrowly reelected 
>President Barack Obama claims to have for his 
>leftist agenda,” the letter continues.
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>“Of course, House Republicans alone cannot 
>pass a law, but united you can stop any bill 
>which violates the principles you publicly 
>committed to support. In the Senate you have 
>more than enough Republicans to prevent the 
>passage of anything truly harmful to our country.”
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>While there is building pressure for the GOP to 
>give in to the White House, the letter warns of the results.
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>“They want to increase federal power, federal 
>spending, federal taxes, federal deficits, and 
>federal debt. They want to give more advantages 
>to their liberal allies and put more federal 
>money into the pockets of their political 
>cronies. They want to undermine further 
>traditional values and to surrender more of our 
>national sovereignty to international bodies. 
>They want to weaken our country militarily and 
>move America more rapidly in the direction of European socialism.”
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>All Republicans have to do is stand firm, the letter explains.
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>“If Republicans cave in now, when it really 
>counts, next time you will be weaker, because 
>your conservative base will be outraged. Many 
>who worked hard to elect you in the past will 
>never lift a finger for you again.
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>“Right now it is generally but incorrectly 
>believed that Republicans aren’t able to 
>negotiate from a position of strength. Of 
>course, this time every element of the left will 
>be in full-throated roar, yelling that the 
>country will collapse if Republicans don’t give in to their demands.”
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>But standing firm is the solution, the letter says.
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>“If Republicans provide a consistent, 
>conservative alternative, the time will come, 
>probably sooner than later, when most Americans 
>will become fed up with the left’s failed 
>agenda and be ready for a change to ‘throw the 
>bums out’ and restore limited, constitutional government.”
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>The signers: (affiliations for identification only)
>• Mortoon Blackwell, chairman, The Weyrich Lunch
>• Colin Hanna, presidennt, Let Freedom Ring
>• Ed Meese, Conservative Action Project
> >• Jim Martin, chairman, 60 Plus Association
>• Phyllis Sc Schlafly, president, Eagle Forum
>• Erick Erickson, editor, RedStatte
>• T. Kenneth Cribb Jr., National Conservative 
>Campaign Fund• Brent Bozell, president, ForAmerica
>• Tom McClusky, s, senior vice president, Family Research Council Action
>• Hon. Jamees S. Gilmore III, president, Free Congress Action
>• Gary Bauer, president, Americcan Values
>• Michael Farris, chairman, Home School Legal Defense Association
>• Preston Noell III, president, Tradition, Family, PProperty Inc.
>• Penny Nance, CEO and president, Concerned Women ffor America
>• Shari Rendall, director of legislation & 
>publicc policy, Concerned Women for America
>• Richard Viguerie, chairmaan, ConservativeHQ.com
>• Al Cardenas, chairman, American Conservaative Union
>• Ken Blackwell, chairman, Ohio Faith and Freedom Coaalition
>• Foster Friess
>• Tim LeFever, chairman of thethe board, Capitol Resource Institute
>• David N. Bossie, president,, Citizens United
>• Frank Cannon, president, American Principles Project
>• Susan Carleson, president American Civil 
>Rights Union President, Carleson Center for Public Policy
>• Lori Roman, Regullar Folks United/Rosies Project
>• Amy Ridenour, president, Nationnal Center for Public Policy Research.
>• Mark Fitzgibbons, Americann Targeting Advertising
>• Seton Motley, president, Less Governmennt
>• Ginni Thomas, Liberty Consulting
>• Phil Kerpen, p, president, American Commitment
>• Cindy Chafian, president, The Moommy Lobby
>• Bob Reccord, executive director, Council for Nationaal Policy
>• Jim Backlin, Christian Coalition of America
> ¢ Amb. Hank Cooper, former SDI director
>• Rick Scarborough, prresident, Vision America
>• Reverend Lou Sheldon, founder and chaiirman, Traditional Values Coalition
>• Andrea Lafferty, president,, Traditional Values Coalition
>• Nina May, chairman, Renaissance Women, Renaissance Foundation
>• Joseph Farah, editor and chief eexecutive officer, WND.com and WND Books
>• Jim Garlow, chairman, Renewing American Leadership Action
>• Mathew Staver, chairman, LLiberty Counsel
>• Deryl Edwards, president, Liberty Counsel Actioon
>• Mandi Campbell, legal director, Liberty Center for law and policy
>• RRod D. Martin, chairman, The Vanguard Project
>• Kay R. Daly, pressident, Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
>• Tim Echols, chairman, Geeorgia Public Service Commission
>• Elaine Donnelly, president, Ceenter for Military Readiness
>• Michael Centanni, chairman, Freedoom’s Defense Fund
>• Ted Baehr, Movieguide
>• Kr Kristan Hawkins, president, Students for Life of America
>• Larry CCirignano, Faithful Catholic Citizens
>• Stu Epperson, Salem Commuunications Corporation
>• Floyd Brown, president, Western Center ffor Journalism
>• Cullen Davis, Ken W. Davis Foundation
> ¢ Ken Timmerman, 2012 Republican Candidate for Congress (MD-08)
>• Richard W. C. Falknor, chairman, Maryland Center-Right Coalition
>• John Kwapisz, Washington liaison, American Council for Immigration Reform
>• Wes Vernon, RenewAmerica.com
>• Somers H. Whithite, president, Somers White Co., Inc.
>• Roy Stringfellow M.D., Advanced Gynecology, LLLC
>• Cathie Adams, president, Texas Eagle Forum
>• TamTammy Kobza , Iowa state director, Iowa Eagle Forum
>• Jim Treat, Chhairman, BV Tea Party Patriots
>• Becky Gerritson, president,Wetummpka TEA Party of Alabama
>• Robert K. Fischer, president, Fischerr Furniture, Inc.
>• Tina J. Benkiser, attorney & counselor att 
>law,  former Republican Party of Texas chairman
>• Kirk Ellliott, Ph.D., TodaysAmerica.com
>• Dee Park, chair, Moore TEA Citiizens (NC)
>• Suzanne (Zan) Green, founder, Rainy Day Patriots
> >• J. Keet Lewis, Texans for Conservative Principles PAC
> ¢ Joshua Charles, Rediscovery Project, William Jessup University
>• David Y. Denholm, president, Public Service Research Council
>• Harold Sorensen Americans Must Investigate Public Servants
>• Lisa Becker, president, Liber8Congress
>• Jodi McDade, memberr, Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee
>• Lee A. Beaman, entreprenneur, Nashville, Tenn.
>• Joseph Schwartz, North Woods Patriots (WWis.)
>• Kim Simac, president, North Woods Patriots (Wis.)
>â• Kirsten Lombard, organizer, The Wisconsin 9/12 Project
>• Seth Morgan, former state representative (OH), 
>Board Member of Citizens for Community Values
>• Sidney E. Johnson, M.D. Member Wood County 
>RRepublican Party Member Central Wisconsin Tea Party
>• Ron Hei, Coommon Sense Tea Party Patriots of Covington County, Ala.
>• David Cook, DCC Inc.
>• Tricia Erickson, Angel Pictures & Publicityy
>• Dale Beach, Montgomery Tea Party Patriots (Ala.)
>•â€¢ Sharon Glass, president, Santa Rosa TEA Party President
>• Sidneey E. Johnson, M.D., member, Wood County 
>Republican Party Member, Central Wisconsin Tea Party
>• Becky Hall, president Northern Liberty 
>Alliaance(Northern Minnesota/Wisconsin)
>• Donna Hearne
>• Pe Peggy Dau
>• Peter Weyrich (Va.)
>• Jeffrey l. Kirschmann• Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D, Beverly LaHaye Institute
>• €¢ Jeff Gayner, chairman, Americans for Sovereignty
>• Ron Pearson, Council for America
>• Dr. Day Gardner, president, National Blackk Pro-Life Union
>• Kevin L. Kearns, U.S. Business and Industry Coouncil
>• Rich Bott, president, Bott Radio Network
>• Di Dick Bott, chairman, Bott Radio Network
>• Gary Aldrich, president,, Patrick Henry Center 
>for Individual Liberty; chairman of the board, Council National Policy
>• Gary A. Marx, executive director, Faith Freedom Coalition
>• Tim Macy, vice chairman, Gun Owners of Ameerica
>• Bradley Mattes, executive director, Life Issues Institutee
>• Dianne Edmondson, executive director, 
>Republican National Coaalition for Life
>• Keith Mason, president, Personhood USA (Colo.))
>• Richard Ford, Heritage Alliance
>• Jason Jones, prepresident, Movie to Movement
>• Melissa Ortiz, Ms. Wheelchair NY 2005 Founder & Principal Able Americans
>• Jim Simpson, freelance investigative journalist
>• Terri L. Burl, Forest County Republican Party Mediaa
>• Liz Reiten, chair of the Florence County Republican Party
> >• Chris Martinson, secretary, Wolf River Area Patriots (Wis.)
> >• Penna Dexter, co-host, “Point of View” radio showw
>• Todd Dexter, president, Todd Dexter & Associates
>â• Donald Gaines, founder and local 
>coordinator, Covington County Tea Party Patriots (Ala.)
>• Mike Diggs, Tea Party Patriots of North AAlabama
>• Seth Cowan, president, Wolf River Area Patriots (Wis.)<
>• Karen Schroeder, president, Advocates for Academic Freedom
> >• Troy Newman, president, Pro-Life Nation
>• Penna Dexterter, radio host
>• Bob Ellis, American Clarion (S.D.)
>• J¢ Judson Phillips, founder, Tea Party Nation
>• Kelly G. Berry, pressident, The Madison Institute Association
>• Mark D. West, president, Chattanooga Tea 
>Party• Dave Kramer, Dubuque County Tea party (Iowa)
>• Jerry ry A. Johnson, president, Criswell College
>• Bobbie Patray, presideent, Tennessee Eagle Forum
>• Daniel J. Stafford, representative, Walton County Patriots, Florida
>• Ken Settle (Wis.), Northwoods Patriots of Eagle River
>• Dr. Terry B. Batton, founder and presiident, 
>Barbour County, Alabama Tax Enough Already Party
>• Kirk Haays, North American Jet
>• Tearlach F. Sinclair, Menominee County ACE 
>American for Constitutional Enforcement
>• Jeffery Horn Prairrie Patriots (Wis.)
>• Dan Curan
>• Jim Coursolle (Wis.)s.)
>• Ellen Grigsby
>• Dr. William Greene, president, RigRightMarch.com
>• Dr. Shelli Jones Manuel, CEO, Harvest Projects 
>Intternational Inc.; CEO, Resurrect America Show
>• Bud LaCoy, Americcans for Constitutional Enforcement, Marinette County
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