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Friday
Aug072009

ROLL CALL on New Hampshire: Cornyn Says NRSC Not Endorsing Ayotte, Yet  

Aug. 6, 2009
By Shira Toeplitz
Roll Call Staff

 

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) backed away from his planned September fundraiser for former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, who is the party’s top recruit in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Judd Gregg (R).

 

“We have not endorsed anybody in New Hampshire, and we’re taking this on a case-by-case basis,” Cornyn told reporters Wednesday. “But just as a general rule, we do not endorse anyone who does not ask for an endorsement, and Kelly Ayotte has not asked for an endorsement.”

 

Cornyn said the fundraiser, which is scheduled for Sept. 22 at the NRSC, should not be interpreted as an endorsement and was only planned to help Ayotte with fundraising so she can defeat the likely Democratic nominee, Rep. Paul Hodes, next year.

 

“It does not imply an endorsement,” Cornyn said. “And she has not asked. I respect the right of New Hampshire voters to pick their own candidate.”

 

Several other Republican candidates continue to seriously look at the race, including former gubernatorial nominee Ovide Lamontagne. Republican National Committeeman Sean Mahoney is also considering a bid.


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Shira Toeplitz
Staff Writer, Roll Call

Friday
Aug072009

Sam Adams Alliance - Congressional Health Care Recess Rallies 

"I happen to be a proponent of single-payer universal health care plan." 

- President Barack Obama
2003 AFL CIO conference
 

  

"If we can get a good public option it could lead to single payer and that's the best way to reach single-payer." 

 -Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
Chairman of the
House Financial Services Committee 

  

"A public option will put the private insurance industry out of business and lead to single-payer" 

-Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
House Democratic Leadership Chief Deputy Whip
 

 

Washington plans to take away your freedom to choose medical care for you and your family...

 

What are you going to do about it?

Take Action Now!

 

The Sam Adams Alliance understands that the key to keeping America safe from government controlled medical care is citizen activism. People must get involved in the political process or one of our most cherished freedoms, the right to make our own medical choices, will be taken away.

 

1. Last month, the Sam Adams Alliance began educating the public on the frighteningrealities of government mandated care. The video, Health Rations and You, has been viewed more than 60,000 times and has been featured by the Washington Examiner, National Review Online, Fox Nation and Michelle Malkin. If you haven't already, check out the video below as well as the website, Health Administration Bureau, and use these new media tools to educate your family, friends and neighbors on what the future may look like if they don't take action now.

 

2. Next, save the date of August 22, 2009, on your calendar and join the Sam Adams Alliance, best-selling author and Sammies Awards presenter Michelle Malkin, as well as our friends at American Majority, Smart Girl Politics, American Liberty Alliance, Americans for Limited Government, Freedom Works and RedState.com as we speak with a unified voice and demand to keep control of our own lives.

 

Gather your friends and family and plan on attending a rally outside your representative's office. For more information, go to Recessrally.com and sign up for e-mail updates.

 

3. Finally, make sure you have the knowledge to defeat advocates of government controlled medical care. Check out the Healthcare Portal on the Sam Adams Alliance website at www.healthcare.samadamsalliance.org. The portal is your one stop shop to get the latest information on the healthcare debate including reports and research materials, important blogs as well as websites produced by some of the finest liberty-minded advocacy groups in the nation.

 

The battle to protect our health care freedom is just beginning. Get involved today before it's too late.

 

Friday
Aug072009

IL Policy Institute - The Incredible Disappearing Stimulus, The “Chicago Way” Hits the Beltway

The Incredible Disappearing Stimulus
In Illinois, hundreds of thousands of stimulus dollars have been earmarked for weatherizing Ford-150's in Madison County, building a bunkhouse in a wildlife refuge, and studying whether “green” public housing will lower health care costs. John Tillman was featured on CBS 2 Chicago this week to discuss our state’s stimulus woes. You can watch it here.

Has the “Chicago Way” Conquered the Beltway? An Evening with John Fund
Is Washington, D.C. now little more than Chicago’s 51st Ward? Join us on Wednesday, August 26 for an inside look at D.C. politics in the age of Obama. We’ll be joined by John Fund, columnist for the Wall Street Journal and author of "Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy.” Click here for details and to RSVP.

Friday
Aug072009

CHQ - Strike Back at Obama's Orwellian Tactics at CHQ.com 

NEWS FLASH: Watch ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie at FreedomFest This Sunday at 1 a.m. and 10 p.m. you can watch ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie talk about the future of the conservative movement on C-SPAN. Click here for more information.

New CHQ Feature Helps You Turn in Democrats to White House
ConservativeHQ.com - Obama launched a new program encouraging citizens to report other spreading "misinformation" about Obamacare. In the spirit of this program, CHQ.com makes it easy for you to turn in Democrats who are telling lies about the true costs and effects of Obamacare. Visit Conservativehq.com/turn-in-a-democrat to read the message and send your email to the White House. In the coming days, we will launch a contest at CHQ.com encouraging you to turn in Democrats! [click here to go to turn in a Democrat]

 

Daily Lickskillet: What will GroupThink Magazine look like after the redesign? Read today's Lickskillet by clicking here to find out!

News From The Front:

Citizen Informants

The Obama Resistance Grows

Tea Party-Bashers Gone Wild

A Chance to Rethink How We Regulate Political Speech


Find these articles and more at News From The Front

 

Friday
Aug072009

ALG Condemns Congressional Efforts to "Discredit their Own Constituents" 

"It's Congress' job to listen to their constituents at

home, not for their constituents to listen to what

Washington tells them to do. It's called representation

for a reason."ALG President Bill Wilson.

 

August 6th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today condemned House Leadership for orchestrating what he said was "a deliberate smear campaign against their own constituents to deflect legitimate opposition to their plans to take over the nation's health care system."

 

"There is no question that citizens visiting with their Congressmen is a legitimate exercise in any representative democracy," said Wilson, adding that, "Attempts by House Democrats to discredit their own constituents are already backfiring, and have only served to embolden residents across the country to adamantly express their opposition to their Congressmen."

 

"Citizens feel as if their voices are not heard in Washington in the health care debate, and so they're letting their representatives know exactly how they feel," Wilson explained.

 

According to recent polling from Rasmussen Reports, 60 percent of likely voters are opposed to paying higher taxes to expand government-run health coverage for "all Americans." 80 percent of likely voters who do have insurance rated their coverage as good or excellent.

 

"The American people believe they have good health care, which is why they are adamantly opposed to the nationalization of the health care system—against the so-called public 'option' that eventually would become a single-payer system. And they're opposed to what Congress is attempting to do, which boils down to reducing the quality of their care to redistribute it to somebody else," said Wilson.

 

According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates*, between 282 and 294.2 million Americans had health coverage: 177.3 million from employment-based insurance, 27.03 million from direct purchase, 40.4 million through Medicare, 38.3 million through Medicaid, and 10.7 million through the military.

 

"The overwhelming majority of Americans, anywhere from 282 to 294.2 million, already have health coverage—that's a range of 94.9 to 99 percent of all Americans. And the government wants screw them over to give welfare to the 15 million people that don't have it," Wilson said.

 

"Even many House Democrats know it's a bad idea," Wilson said, pointing to Blue Dog Congressman Parker Griffith's (AL-CD5) recent statement that "We don't want to fix the 15 percent of the problem at the expense of 85 percent of the system that is working."

 

"Reorganizing the entire health care system makes absolutely no sense, unless the goal is a complete takeover of the health care system," said Wilson.

 

Wilson said local efforts in Congressional districts across the country will most likely continue escalate throughout the month of August, culminating in the August 22nd "Recess Rally," which Americans for Limited Government is co-sponsoring.

 

"It's Congress' job to listen to their constituents at home, not for their constituents to listen to what Washington tells them to do. It's called representation for a reason," Wilson concluded.