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Tuesday
Oct202009

AFP - How Not to Engage in Civil Discourse by MSNBC 

Ever noticed how the Left focuses on attacking us personally rather than engaging in honest debate on the issues?

Just last week I appeared on two very different shows:  Sean Hannity's Great American Panel and Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show.  Seeing how the debate went is instructive. 

On Sean Hannity's show Wednesday night, we had a civil yet spirited discussion on issues of the day.  Juan Williams, a Fox News contributor and PBS commentator (with whom I often disagree) made his points concisely and focused on genuine issues.  Hannity, as moderator, led the discussion in a manner befitting a leading national media figure.  CLICK HERE

The next evening, Rachel Maddow's show was completely different.  During a 10-minute segment with me, she flatly refused to discuss even for a moment the health care issue, which was supposed to be the topic. 

Instead, she spent her time in a screeching, angry, at times irrational attack on Americans for Prosperity saying that activists like you are not real, that you're part of a big corporate front, etc.  Her attacks on you echoed Speaker Pelosi calling you "un-American" for your grassroots involvement and Sen. Harry Reid calling you "evil-mongers" and others on the Left saying we incite "mob violence."    

Maddow attacked the personal integrity of our Americans for Prosperity Foundation chairman, David Koch, and another of our board members, Art Pope.  The spectacle was enlightening:  On a national network, Maddow was viciously attacking two great Americans simply because they volunteer their time and give some of their money to support the cause of freedom.  Somehow, she has forgotten to attack George Soros for giving tens of millions to liberal causes like MoveOn.org.  When I called her on this hypocrisy, she had no answer.

Then, Maddow cast me as the bad guy.  The most outlandish part was when she called me a "parasite feeding on the fears of Americans."  CLICK here for video of the Maddow show.

It's never fun being attacked.  You and I both get frustrated when we see politicians and pundits denigrate Americans like us because we are in the arena fighting for our freedoms.

But, here's the encouraging part. 

The Left is not debating us on the issues precisely because they know they're losing on this front. 

Americans are agreeing with us that a Washington takeover of health care will mean medical treatments denied, longer lines, less choice and more taxes and more debt.  ObamaCare is now supported by only 35% of the American people because our fellow citizens are hearing both sides and supporting our view that individual freedom, less government control, lower taxes and less debt is better than the Left's alternative. 

So, that means folks like Rachel Maddow, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Harry Reid, the big labor unions, and all their friends are going to drop the issues debate and focus their fire on discrediting us with personal attacks. 

We should be encouraged by this turn of events.  Their attacks mean we are winning with the American people. 

 

Tuesday
Oct202009

The Conservative Caucus's 35th anniversary celebration 10/28

Dear Conservative Friend,

Did you receive the invitation I sent you recently to attend The Conservative Caucus's 35th Anniversary party?

Because we're getting closer to this important event, I thought I'd send you a quick follow-up note.

On Wednesday, October 28, The Conservative Caucus (TCC) will celebrate its 35th Anniversary.  As a staunch supporter of TCC and a longtime friend of Founder and President Howard Phillips, I'll be there along with some members of my staff and many well-known conservative leaders.

Would you please join us?

The Conservative Caucus's 35th anniversary celebration will begin at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 28, at the Hyatt Rosslyn Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.  

If you're interested in attending, simply visit https://secure.giveworks.net/www/tcc35years.com/index.php?p=rsvp, or call Joyce or Janet in Howard's office at 703-281-6782.

Even if you can't attend, please send a donation to help TCC further our conservative goals. (How about a gift of $35 - one dollar for every year TCC has been "fighting the good fight"?)

You'll be pleased to know the keynote speaker and Honorary Chairman for TCC's 35th anniversary celebration will be U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who has known Howard for almost as long as I have.

As we conservatives battle to keep our nation from falling into a socialist abyss, this is a perfect time to honor the accomplishments of a stalwart conservative leader and group dedicated to fighting that very un-American development. No doubt President Obama and his fellow travelers will be a lively topic of discussion.

Even before he formed The Conservative Caucus, Howard had been fighting for conservative principles - losing some battles, winning others - for almost five decades now.

During the Nixon Administration, Howard Phillips served as Director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity.  But Howard resigned on principle when President Nixon reneged on his commitment to veto further funding for Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" programs.

Howard never looked back.

Instead, he founded an organization dedicated to defending the Constitution and the true intent of our Founding Fathers.  Over the years Howard Phillips and The Conservative Caucus have:

Warned that the Republican Party was an empty vessel run by an untrustworthy establishment elite.

Exposed the unconstitutional funding of left-wing groups and helped lead the fight to defund the Left.

Explained the dangers of shifting the primary mission of America's Armed Forces away from homeland defense and toward nation- building and pre-emptive war.

Fought the giveaway of the Panama Canal by President Carter.

Testified before Congress that David Souter would be a terrible Supreme Court Justice (and of course, he was. )

Helped stop HillaryCare in 1993-94, even though the political "experts" said it couldn't be done.

And led many, many other battles to protect the blessings of liberty as set forth in the Constitution.

Win or lose, Howard has made a significant difference over the years.

And you can help TCC continue to make a difference today as it wages a vigorous grassroots campaign against ObamaCare, amnesty for illegal aliens, endless government borrowing, and the disintegration of our traditional Western values and principles.

As we fight to prevent the current socialist regime in Washington from destroying our nation, Howard is playing a key role in that as well.

So please join me at the Arlington Rosslyn Hyatt on October 28 as we conservatives come together to celebrate the life of a true lion of our movement and the principled organization he founded 35 years ago.

Tuesday
Oct202009

CHQ - Tea Partiers Take Aim at Major Media Outlets 

Tea Partiers Ask Big Media: "Can You Hear Us Now?"
FOX News
- Tea Partiers across the nation protested Big Media this past weekend, targeting those in the mainstream press who have tried to drown out conservative, limited government voices. "American citizens outraged by President Obama and the actions of Congress have set their sights on a new target -- the so-called mainstream media -- with tea-party protests now set to boil in front of more than 30 press offices across the U.S.," states a press release from FaxDC, the group organizing the protests. Targets included The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, ABC, CBS and others. [find this article at News From the Front]

 

Other Articles at News From The Front:

Bloggers Mugged by Regulators
Wall Street Journal - "There's a saying that a neoconservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality," writes Gordon Crovitz at the Wall Street Journal. "We've now learned that bloggers mugged by regulators become economic libertarians."  Bloggers, welcome to the Nanny State.

Conservative blacks victims of liberal intolerance?
Examiner.com  - Black conservatives often face criticism from liberals, and even those of their own race, simply for their political viewpoints.  In this piece from the Maricopa County Conservative Examiner, writer William Busse examines liberal hostility aimed at black conservatives.

Find these articles and more at News From The Front

 

Daily Lickskillet: Lobbyist "Scalawag Sid" tells us the secret behind the government's "lobbying reform."  

Tuesday
Oct202009

WNO - Video: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Calls For Obama Accountability On Kevin Jennings

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Video: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Calls For Obama Accountability On Kevin Jennings.

"I think the main stream media are a group of liberals. I mean everybody knows that. They actually admit that when you poll them and find out how they vote and where they send their political contributions. And so they would like to see this go away. They want to see President Obama do well. I want to see America do well. And this is a radical agenda, and President Obama needs to be held accountable for this radical agenda."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN8oLubWkRQ

 

Who: Congressman Steve King (R-IA)

What: Exclusive interview regarding Kevin Jennings.

When: Monday, October 19, 2009.

 

King Soundbite #1: Jennings "Queering of Elementary Education."

"He has spent a career promoting homosexuality, a lot of it within our schools and a lot of it within our elementary schools. He's written at least four books on this subject. He's written the forward on the book called 'Queering of Elementary Education.'"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kZXECvEg1c

 

King Soundbite 2: Obama Has Appointed "Ideological Equals."

"President Obama has a whole series of associates that have empowered him politically all the way back to Chicago and all the way back to ACORN. And if you look at President Obama and his fellow travelers, he has appointed his ideological equals and sometimes they aren't necessarily close associates but the fellow travelers of his close associates. That's what I think Kevin Jennings is."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6Yb8B2QM_M

 

Length of Full Interview: 6:45

Click for full video file: http://washingtonnewsobserver.com/?p=193

Tuesday
Oct202009

SEIA ANNOUNCES INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR SOLAR ENERGY COMPANIES 

SEIA-endorsed program offered by Kessler Advisors is designed specifically to meet needs of solar energy manufacturers, distributors and installers; provides business and employee coverages

WASHINGTON, DC – The Solar Energy Industries Association today announced a breakthrough insurance program available to its member companies. SEIA is endorsing an insurance offering by Kessler Advisors (https://www.kessleradvisors.com/solar) to provide one-stop insurance coverage specifically designed to meet the needs of solar manufacturers, distributors and installers.

“Lowering costs and increasing profitability is central to the success of any business. Balancing these objectives is difficult in this economy. That is why it is critical that the solar industry comes together and uses their collective buying power to lower cost for all companies,” said SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch. “This new, first-of-its-kind insurance coverage is designed specifically to protect solar energy businesses and their employees at competitive premium rates. It will help solar companies at any level– from local installers to global solar manufacturers and developers – grow their businesses and attract a highly talented workforce to this emerging industry.”

“Our goal for every client is for them to feel comfortable at night knowing that their business is protected and safe,” said Kessler President Ken Kessler. “We have provided a one-stop shopping experience for all SEIA members. From the large manufacturer of PV who has international operations and needs risk management services to the smaller installer who’s looking for additional guidance for coverages and assistance in their day to day operation, this program satisfies the needs and wants of all members.” 

This SEIA-endorsed insurance program includes the following types of coverage:

·         General Liability

·         Workers’ Compensation

·         Group Medical & Dental

·         Surety

·         Property

·         Professional Liability (Design-Builders, Architects, and Engineers)

·         Motor Vehicle Liability

 

SEIA members benefit from:

 

·         Premium Discounts

·         Broader Coverages

·         Custom Safety Manual

·         Less than 24-hour Certification Issuance

·         Industry-Specific Risk Management Services

·         Online Safety Training Modules

·         OSHA Appeals, lnspections and Audit Support

·         Human Resources and Labor Law Assistance

 

For more information, visit the SEIA and Kessler booths at Solar Power International in Anaheim. SEIA can be found at booth 3254 and Kessler Advisors will be at booth 239.