Press Releases

 

Entries in President Obama (942)

Monday
May172010

NRN - Must Reads for May 17, 2010

Friday
May142010

CHQ - Online Poll of Conservatives Shows Strong Opposition to a 3rd Party; 92% Believe Obama is a Socialist or a Marxist 

Online Poll of Conservatives Shows Strong Opposition to a 3rd Party;
92% Believe Obama is a Socialist or a Marxist

     (Manassas, Virginia) An Internet poll sponsored by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, in conjunction with his recent article, "From an old-school conservative, advice for the tea party," online at http://tinyurl.com/23e7zf5, showed overwhelming opposition to a conversion of the Tea Party movement into a political party.

     The poll of 736 respondents showed only 11.8% thought the Tea Party should become a political party.

     President Obama is considered to be an extreme left wing radical by almost 92% of the poll respondents, with 46.5% labeling him a Marxist and 45.3% a socialist. Only 4.3% thought he was a liberal.

     More than 70% considered themselves part of the Tea Party movement, and an additional 17% were conservatives but did not identify with the Tea Party cause. Eight percent said they were libertarians and 4.5% opted for "none of the above."

     Viguerie said the results were significant because it showed conservatives were not interested in splitting their votes.

     "Republicans lost three Senate seats in 2008 - Ted Stevens in Alaska, Norm Coleman in Minnesota, and Gordon Smith in Oregon - and two seats in 2006 - Jim Talent in Missouri and Conrad Burns in Montana - because of conservative third-party candidates. If these five senators were still in office, there probably would have been no Stimulus Bill and no Obamacare. Conservative third parties almost certainly made these liberal legislative victories possible," he said.

     In looking back on the Bush Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress, more than 77% said many conservative leaders got too close to the GOP and lost their independence and effectiveness. Only 13.5% disagreed.

     The complete results of the poll are online at http://tinyurl.com/2bggycm

Thursday
May132010

NetRight Daily: The Latest Obama Scam, Bailouts, and More

The Latest Obama Scam: Cash for Mortgages - In four U.S. States the unemployed or underwater may soon be seeing cash for mortgages that they cannot afford. The bailout cash comes courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer.

Senate Fails To Address Root Causes of the Financial Crisis - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate defeated two amendments to the Dodd financial takeover bill that would have begun to address the root, government causes of the financial crisis that began in 2007 when the housing bubble popped.

Cash for Caulkers - On May 6th, the House of Representatives approved a $6 billion measure that will provide homeowners with rebates for investing in "energy-efficient" home improvements.

How Rep. Grijalva Used Environmentalism to Scuttle Border Security - Arizona's new immigration law has been widely characterized as an unprecedented, racially insensitive assault on civil liberties. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is leading the charge. A reliable mouthpiece for the cause of lawlessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, Grijalva has called for a boycott of his home state where 70 percent of the voting public supports the crackdown, according to a Rasmussen survey.

Worthless Prizes - Of late, the global prizes that are handed out with much fanfare have lost any real meaningful value. From the once prestigious Nobel Prize, to the recently announced UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences, international prizes have proven to be somewhat of an indicator of the best of the worst. The latter prize, sponsored by the widely controversial President of the African Nation of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has caused many to raise an eyebrow.

Check out today's Must Reads.

Tuesday
May112010

Heritage: Supreme Court Nomination & More

 

Today, the President announced his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court – Elena Kagan. Kagan is the United States Solicitor General and Former Dean of the Harvard Law School.

Heritage will be tracking the nomination as it moves forward with regular analysis of Kagan’s statements, answers to questions and judicial philosophy. Bookmark our Supreme Court Vacancy Page to follow our regular updates as the Senate considers this nomination.

You can start by reading about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Heritage’s blog this morning, which includes a statement by Former Attorney General Ed Meese.

Training Opportunities and the Heritage Chart Book

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the American Majority’s Post-Party Summit in Kansas City. It was one of 7 Summits they are putting on across the country for conservative activists and candidates to help move beyond protests and into organizing for a FREE America.

If you missed a Summit, that’s OK. American Majority does other regular trainings for conservatives as well. If you are interested in finding a training opportunity near you, visit American Majority’s website. If there is not a training near you, they also have training tools like podcasts, video tutorials and training manuals available online.  

At the event, Ned Ryun, the President of American Majority, used the following chart from Heritage in his presentation.

It is part of our interactive Budget Chart Book which has 39 charts that help explain federal spending, entitlements, debt and deficits in a visual manner.

More Video from the Resource Bank

We had many great speakers and strategy sessions at Heritage’s annual Resource Bank meeting. In a previous e-mail, I linked to the You Tube video of Tea Party organizer Billie Tucker’s story.

Today, I want to share a video link to the speech by former Texas Solicitor General, Ted Cruz. In his remarks, Cruz encourages us to engage in the battle of ideas on behalf of liberty.

Thank you for what you do for liberty in your community. 

Monday
May102010

LAMONTAGNE ANNOUNCES OPPOSITION TO KAGAN NOMINATION 

‘We must have the strength of our convictions to oppose judicial nominees who will not be faithful to either the Constitution or to the proper role of a judge.’

Manchester, N.H.—Ovide Lamontagne, conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

“I am announcing my opposition to the President’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court today for many of the reasons I opposed the nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor:  a lack of proven commitment to the Constitution or the principle judicial restraint, and a failure to differentiate between her view of the law and her personal political positions.  In addition, Ms. Kagan is one of least experienced nominees we have seen in decades.

Senators have a duty under Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution to give their "advice and consent" when the President nominates a Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.  I believe the proper criteria to evaluate a judicial nominee are experience, judicial temperament, qualifications, and the nominee's view of the Constitution and laws, including the role of the Court in our representative democracy. 

Ms. Kagan has impressive academic and professional credentials, even if much of it has taken place within the ivory tower, but she has no judicial experience, which is the best record to assess one's suitability as a jurist for our nation's highest court, and little real world experience.  Ms. Kagan's evasive testimony before the Senate during her Solicitor General hearings did nothing to remedy the absence of judicial opinions through which to evaluate her.  I think it is safe to assume that she will not be more forthcoming in her next appearance before the Senate.  Indeed, her thin record of scholarship and written material suggests that she has deliberately avoided revealing her views and judicial philosophy insofar as possible.  A "stealth" strategy for appointment of Supreme Court Justices is not one that serves the goals of transparency and accountability to the American people.

However, based upon the few data points we do have about Ms. Kagan's views of the Constitution, they suggest she agrees fully with President Obama's judicial philosophy that a judge should rule from the "heart" -- based upon her own views and prejudices -- instead of impartially, based upon the law. Ms. Kagan has shown a willingness to disregard the text, history, and principles of the Constitution to advance her own far-left political views as law. 

  • She pursued litigation against the Solomon Amendment (denying federal funding to schools who banned military recruiters from campus) with arguments so extreme and ill-grounded in the law that she failed to win even a single vote on the Supreme Court for her position;

In addition, her past references to President Obama as a “hero” and a “rock star” do little to indicate that she will be anything more than a rubber stamp for the President’s liberal agenda.

 

Regardless of personal likeability or background, we must have the strength of our convictions to oppose judicial nominees who we cannot trust to be faithful to either the Constitution or to the proper role of a judge.

I pledge that if elected as a U.S. Senator, I will stand up for the proper role of a judge in our system of limited government.  As a former law clerk to a judge on the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, I recognize that we must seek out judges who are demonstrably able to put aside their own personal views, politics and preferences in order to make decisions impartially and based on the facts, the law and most importantly, the Constitution. 

Based on her record as an academic, and as a lawyer and policymaker in the Clinton and Obama administrations, I do not believe that Elena Kagan meets that important benchmark.”

Ovide’s op-ed on judges – ‘Senators Must Stand Up Against Obama Judges’ - can be found here:  http://www.redstate.com/ovidelamontagne/2010/05/06/senators-must-stand-up-against-obama-judges/

Ovide’s prior statement on Justice Sotomayor can be found here:  http://ovide2010.com/wp-content/themes/2010_Theme/images/sotomayor.PDF