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Thursday
Mar252010

CHQ - Cuccinelli: Stop the Individual Mandate in ObamaCare


Conservative HQ's News From the Front | 24 March 2010

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Cuccinelli: Stop the Individual Mandate in ObamaCare
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthemandate/
iPetitions.com
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is asking Americans to join Virginia's fight to overturn the federal individual mandate on health insurance. Sign up and show your support!

Ralph Benko: It's Tea Partiers and Republicans Against the Elitists Democrats
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/OpEd-Contributor/Ralph-Benko--88954692.html
Washington Examiner
Conservative activist Ralph Benko writes of Pres. Obama's overtly elitist attitude, arguing that Obama is in spirit, a modern monarchist. 

Sarah Palin on How to Undo Obama's 'Socializing of America'
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,589803,00.html
FOX News
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin talks with Sean Hannity on how to turn America around.

Obama Signs Obamacare, Repeal Debate Commences
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Obama-signs-Obamacare-repeal-debate-commences--88918532.html
Washington Examiner
Twelve Republican Senators have already co-sponsored Sen. Jim DeMint's measure to repeal ObamaCare.

Latest Florida Poll Shows Rubio Maintaining Large Lead Over Crist
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections2/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/florida/election_2010_florida_republican_primary_for_senate
Rasmussen Reports
Rubio 56%, Crist 34%, undecided 8% in the latest Rasmussen poll.

Obamacare Isn't Inevitable
http://article.nationalreview.com/428841/obamacare-isnt-inevitable/the-editors?page=1
National Review Online
 Instead of giving up, conservatives can work to repeal and replace the legislation and make Democrats pay for the immense damage they've done to our founding principles.

Stupak's 30 pieces of silver are worth $726,409 in federal grants?
http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/96140/
Instapundit.com
Stupak apparently received promises of $726,409 in federal grants for three airports in his district last week.  Coincidence?

Thursday
Mar252010

NHDP - Concord Monitor Calls Jeb Bradley's Plan a Doomed Effort

Concord Monitor Editorial: A Doomed Effort
March 24, 2010

Republican state Sen. Jeb Bradley plans to file legislation that calls for exempting New Hampshire residents from an eventual federal mandate to purchase health insurance. If Bradley cannot be induced to give up his quixotic fight, Senate Democrats should minimize the embarrassment to the state by swiftly rejecting it. Federal law trumps state law, as Bradley, a former congressman, well knows.

Bradley's campaign, one being waged by Republicans in many states, is just political theater to allow conservatives to say, come election time, "Remember me: I'm the guy who stamped his feet really hard when health care reform passed."

The health care debate has united Republicans but also diminished them. The bill that passed, after all, was not much different than the one they proposed to counter Clinton-era health care reform efforts.

But that didn't stop many in positions of authority in their party from succumbing to talk that stopped just short of raving - cries not just of socialism but of "tyranny," "government takeover" and the "death of freedom."

The Republican members of Congress who stood on a House balcony to display a "Kill the bill" message at least showed the restraint expected of top elected officials; instead of writing the letters on their bare chests, they kept their clothes on. But their actions helped whip a crowd of protesters into such a frenzy that several yelled racial epithets at black members of Congress and spat on them.

Bradley has certainly not encouraged such behavior. But he does himself no credit by joining his party's vainglorious attempt to kill health care reform by challenging the federal mandate to purchase coverage.

The effort, as theater, is a farce. It's not the passage of health care reform that spells disaster; it's preserving the status quo.
(http://www.concordmonitor.com)

Wednesday
Mar242010

NetRight Daily: ObamaCare Heads to Court... 

Fighting the Good Fight:  It was a battle which began last spring and it took the side of right nearly a year to fall despite the odds against it. As I write this, the nationalization of one-sixth of the nation's economy and the ability for government to pry further into all aspects of your personal life – indeed, control the fate of your very being – is essentially one Presidential signature away from happening.

14 Attorneys General File Suit Against ObamaCare:  Fourteen Attorneys General have filed suits against ObamaCare. Is your AG on this list? If not, contact them and get them to stand up! The fight to stop ObamaCare isn't over yet, and we can still win!

Cuccinelli Attacks ObamaCare's Individual Mandate:  Today, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will file suit against the federal mandate imposed by ObamaCare that individuals must purchase health insurance. He and other courageous state attorneys general deserve our thanks.

Uncommon Knowledge:  In this week's episode, the focus is on War and History with Victor Davis Hanson.

In Defense of Earmarks:  Earmarks have become the new bogeyman of US politics, and Democrats and Republicans have prided themselves on one-upping each other in earmark reform for the past few weeks. First Democrats proposed a ban on any earmarks to for-profit companies. Then Republicans proposed a ban on all earmarks. Most people equate "earmarks" with "pork barrel spending." But what, really, are earmarks?

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Wednesday
Mar242010

Russell Prescott For NH Senate D23 - Bradley Proposal Good First Step in Protecting NH Citizens

Urges Gov. Lynch, Hassan to support proposal

 

KINGSTON (March 23, 2010) – Russell Prescott, candidate for New Hampshire Senate in District 23, praised the efforts of State Sen. Jeb Bradley for a proposed amendment to a pending bill currently in the legislature. Bradley’s amendment, which is modeled after landmark legislation in Virginia, would protect New Hampshire residents from punitive provisions in the health care bill recently passed by the U.S. Congress.

“The health care bill passed by the Congress earlier this week has many objectionable parts to it, but what may be most onerous to citizens of New Hampshire is the mandate that compels residents to purchase health insurance,” Prescott said. “There are numerous reasons that we should oppose such a proposal – from the lack of proof that it reduces costs to the intrusion of government in such a personal issue. However, the most important is that the U.S. Constitution does not provide for the federal government to do such an action.”

Prescott said that the arguments made by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli certainly apply to New Hampshire. “I believe that Congress does not have authority to impose the mandate under its powers to regulate interstate commerce. I also believe that the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states, ‘the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people,’ certainly apply in this case,” Prescott said.

Prescott, the co-owner and vice-president of R.E. Prescott in Exeter, said that criminalizing people for not having health insurance is contrary to New Hampshire values and urges State Sen. Maggie Hassan and Gov. John Lynch to support the Bradley Amendment. “As a small business owner that provides 100 percent of health insurance to more than 20 hard-working employees, I am deeply concerned that the result of this federal overreach will make it more difficult for me, and other small businesses, to continue to do so,” Prescott said. “I hope Sen. Hassan and Gov. Lynch listen to the words of small business owners and their employees by supporting the Bradley Amendment.”

Wednesday
Mar242010

NRN - 14 Attorneys General Are Filing Suit on ObamaCare, Is Yours On the List?

From NetRightNation.com:

Fourteen Attorneys General have filed suits against ObamaCare. Is your AG on this list? If not, contact them and get them to stand up! The fight to stop ObamaCare isn't over yet, and we can still win!

Ken Cuccinelli – Attorney General – Virginia

http://www.oag.state.va.us/PRESS_RELEASES/Cuccinelli/32210_Health_Care_Bill.html

 

Troy King – Attorney General – Alabama

http://www.ago.state.al.us/news/12312009.pdf

 

Bill McCollum –Attorney General - Florida

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2215987420100322

http://www.examiner.com/x-37583-Hillsborough-County-Elections-2010-Examiner~y2010m3d22-Florida-Attorney-General-Bill-McCollum-says-health-care-bill-is-unconstitutional--will-sue-video

 

Jon Bruning – Attorney General – Nebraska

http://www.ago.state.ne.us/news/pressreleases/032210_Health_Care_statement_MR_2.pdf

 

Tom Corbutt – Attorney General – Pennsylvania

http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/press.aspx?id=5151

 

Greg Abbot – Attorney General – Texas

http://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagNews/release.php?id=3269

http://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagNews/release.php?id=3271

 

Henry McMaster – Attorney General – South Carolina

 

Robert McKenna – Attorney General – Washington

http://www.atg.wa.gov/pressrelease.aspx?&id=25402

 

Mark L. Shurtleff – Attorney General – Utah

http://www.attorneygeneral.utah.gov/PR_032210.html

 

Wayne Stenehjem – Attorney General – North Dakota

http://www.ag.state.nd.us/NewsReleases/2010/03-22-10.pdf

 

Marty J. Jackley – Attorney General – South Dakota

 

Michael Cox – Attorney General -- Michigan

http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164--233880--,00.html

 

Lawrence Wasden – Attorney General – Idaho

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/17/idaho-state-sign-law-health-care-reform/

 

John W. Suthers – Attorney General – Colorado

http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/press/news/2010/03/22/attorney_general_joins_federal_lawsuit_challenging_health_care_mandate_0

James D. "Buddy" Caldwell – Attorney General – Louisiana

http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2010/03/13_states_sue_federal_governme.html

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