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Monday
May102010

CHQ - Viguerie on C-SPAN Discussing Tea Partiers and Conservative Movement 

Viguerie on C-SPAN Discussing Tea Partiers and Conservative Movement

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Viguerie on C-SPAN Discussing Tea Partiers and the Conservative Movement
C-SPAN -- If you missed "Washington Journal" this Sunday, here's your chance to watch Richard A. Viguerie take questions from the public regarding his Washington Post article advising the Tea Party movement last week.

Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan's Record Is Full of Holes
National Review Online (blog) - Liberals and the media will no doubt try to spin the nomination of Elena Kagan as the perfect 'compromise' choice to sit on the Supreme Court, but on close reflection, her record is full of holes, blogs Ed Whelan.  Kagan has argued in the past that all Supreme Court nominees should have mastered the 'craft' aspects of being a judge, a threshold that she can't even meet herself.

Tea Partiers Just Want Freedom Back
Columbia Daily Tribune - Columnist Bob Roper takes his shot at defining what the Tea Party is all about, and finds himself in agreement with Richard Viguerie that the conservative grassroots will no longer be content with a Republican Party that wants to grow government a little slower than the Democrats.  In the end, Roper writes, the Tea Party movement just wants to restore the freedom given to Americans by the Founding Fathers.

Conservatives Note Kagan's 'Anti-Military' Views
CNS News - The Family Research Council believes Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will face conservative opposition for her anti-military views and for her past affiliation with Goldman Sachs.

The Great Disentangling Has Begun: What Bob Bennett's Defeat Means and Does Not
RedState.com - Conservative blogger Erick Erickson was one of the first to call for the ouster of Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, and here he shares his thoughts on what Bennett's defeat really means for the conservative movement - and what it doesn't mean.  Erickson says that Bennett was typical of Republicans who are branded as 'conservatives' despite what they really do - and the grassroots became wise to him and showed him the door.

Sen. Bennett is No 'Staunch' Conservative
Human Events - Sen. Robert Bennett ran for re-election claiming to be a staunch conservative on all the issues, but his voting record reveals that he was anything but 'staunch.'  Bennett would have you think that his vote for the TARP bailout cost him his Senate seat, but it's actually eighteen years' worth of apostasies that led to his ouster.

Tea Parties and Racism
American Thinker - Professor Robert Weissberg writes of the irrationality of the Left's attempts to brand the Tea Party movement as racist - and theorizes that the only thing Tea Partiers can do is to ignore the accusations.  Weissberg says trying to counter the Left's lunacy only makes the situation worse, because there's no way to answer for something that doesn't even exist.

RINOS' Last Stand in California
World Net Daily - Roger Hedgecock writes the last stand of the RINOs is in his home state of California, the only place in America where being 'Democrat-lite' is still thought of a political virtue amongst Republicans.  Hedgecock discusses the two main Republican competitors for governor (to replace another notorious RINO, Arnold Schwarzenegger) and how they're doing all they can to appear squishy on the issues.

Is Sarah Palin Serious About Running in 2012?
McClatchy Newspapers - Gov. Sarah Palin certainly acts like a politician who's going to run for high office at some point in the future, but it's still a mystery as to whether she'll try for the presidency in 2012.  Palin's actions since resigning as governor of Alaska last year seem to indicate that she enjoys the spotlight.  

Monday
May102010

NRCC - Why Can’t Carol Shea-Porter and Her Party Bosses Pass a Budget? 

Democrats Likely to Go ‘Off the Books’ to Continue Job-Killing Spending Spree

Washington- As Democrats look for ways to continue their runaway spending agenda, the political backlash may have finally caught up to them. Just a year after passing a $3.6 trillion budget, Carol Shea-Porter and her fellow Democrats look ready to punt on passing a budget for the upcoming year in order to avoid the hit of another round of votes for more spending, higher taxes, and a bigger deficit:

“If [Democrats] fail to pass a budget, they’ll be portrayed as ineffective. But there could also be peril for other politically vulnerable Democratic lawmakers if they are forced to vote on a blueprint that’s covered in red ink.

“The Senate Budget Committee’s version anticipates a deficit of nearly $1.3 trillion in fiscal 2011 – down a bit from the 2010 projection but an eye-popping figure nonetheless.” (Jonathan Allen, “Budget looms over midterm elections,” Politico, 5/10/10)

If Shea-Porter and her colleagues fail to pass a budget, it would mark a new low for this dysfunctional majority. The House has passed a budget every year since current budget rules were put into place:

”Skipping a budget resolution this year, a move House Democrats are considering, would be unprecedented.

“The House has never failed to pass an annual budget resolution since the current budget rules were put into place in 1974, according to a Congressional Research Service report.” (Walter Alarkon, “House Has Passed Budget Resolution Every Year Since Budget Act, According to Study,” The Hill, 4/14/10)

As the free-spending majority looks for political cover for its government spending spree, Democrats are finding their own words coming back to haunt them:

“In 2006, as Democrats were pushing to take control of the House and Republicans were hamstrung by their own budget woes, [Now-Chairman of the Budget Committee John Spratt (D-SC)] said: ‘If you can’t budget, you can’t govern.’ (Jonathan Allen, “Budget looms over midterm elections,” Politico, 5/10/10)

“Carol Shea-Porter and her party bosses are running for political cover, but that doesn’t change their record of runaway spending at the expense of a healthy economy,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Middle-class families are doing everything they can to tighten their belts, trim their own budgets, and spend responsibly during these difficult times. Shea-Porter is doing the exact opposite, and even worse, she refuses to be up-front about her party’s spending plans. While Americans are asking for less spending and more jobs, it looks like all Shea-Porter is interested in is hiding from the job-killing spending spree she continues to endorse.”

Monday
May102010

ALG President speaks out on Kagan nomination to U.S. Supreme Court 

"Elena Kagan is an unknown quantity with nothing in her record to recommend her to the highest court in the land.  She's never been a judge, and devoid of any examples, Senators will be hard-pressed to determine exactly what her judicial philosophy is.  President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers' was withdrawn for the same exact reason, and rightly so."—ALG President Bill Wilson.

May 10th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Bill Wilson, President of Americans for Limited Government (ALG), will be available to comment on the potential nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Elena Kagan is an unknown quantity with nothing in her record to recommend her to the highest court in the land.  She's never been a judge, and devoid of any examples, Senators will be hard-pressed to determine exactly what her judicial philosophy is," Wilson said. 

"President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers' was withdrawn for the same exact reason, and rightly so," Wilson added. 

ALG has been a leading voice in opposition to the Appeals Court nomination of Goodwin Liu and other high profile radical nominees to the federal courts, and has become a trusted source for analysis from an independent, limited government perspective.

Monday
May102010

NRN - Must Reads for May 10, 2010

Sunday
May092010

NH House Republicans to Hold Press Conference Re: SB450

The House  Republican Leadership will hold a press conference to discuss SB 450 and the NH State Budget on Tuesday, May 11,2010
at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Legislative Office Building in  Concord.
 
House Republican Leader Sherm Packard (R-Londonderry) will be on hand with his leadership team to issue a statement and answer
any questions.