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Readers of this blog know that I am a really big fan of a blog entitled ‘New Zeal.’ The irony does not escape me that one of the most passionate patriots I know is not even from America, but New Zealand. If you haven’t read Trevor’s exposes on Obama and his background and ties to Marxism, Socialism and Communism, you are still groping in the dark while America teeters on the proverbial brink of lost freedom and dreams.
In his latest post, Trevor covers the impending passage of single-payer, socialized healthcare in the US. Obama has been backed by the biggest names in Socialism and Communism in America and some of those names reverberate in our Congressional halls – Durbin and Conyers are just two of them.
It is clear that the Marxists that shaped and guided Obama from Chicago and beyond, intend to have their agendas fulfilled and to have their investments repaid many times over. These Marxists/Socialists/Communists are a who’s who of the Chicago elite with ties that even go into Cuba and other dictatorial regimes. Why should that surprise anyone? It’s gangster politics at a very high level – the only difference is the arrogance and the utter belief that American’s cannot stop their agenda or more to the point, won’t…
CCDS leader Manning Marable, wrote in the British Marxist journal Socialist Review December 2008;
What makes Obama different is that he has also been a community organiser. He has read left literature, including my works, and he understands what socialism is.
A lot of the people working with him are, indeed, socialists with backgrounds in the Communist Party or as independent Marxists. There are a lot of people like that in Chicago who have worked with him for years…
After healthcare, Cap and Trade and Card Check. It is the end of America as we know it if we do not stop this and now… We are already bankrupt as a nation. Will we also allow a dictator and a select elite to rule over America with an iron fist?
Read Trevor’s tremendous post here – read all of it and send it to your senator(s) for light Christmas reading. It’s almost as good as a lump of coal and a lot more ho-ho-horrifying.
By: Chuck Muth
Nevada News and Views
PRIVATE LUNCH WITH JOHN CHACHAS
Tomorrow – Only Four Seats Left!
John Chachas is a native Nevadan (Ely) who made it big on Wall Street. He’s now a Republican candidate for the United States in Nevada who has put up a million dollars of his own money and raised another $300,000 for the race. He’s also hired one of the top GOP political consultants in the state to run his campaign, Ryan Erwin.
So although not well known yet in political circles, Mr. Chachas is definitely a potential force to be reckoned with in the Republican Party primary race for the nomination to run against Harry Reid next November and will be our special guest at a very small, private lunch on Wednesday at Gordon Biersch restaurant in Las Vegas at noon.
Here’s your chance to meet the candidate, hear his views and grill him on the issues at a private, exclusive event. Only $25 per person! Please RSVP to Karri Bragg at (702) 481-0674 or [email protected]
TODAY’S NN&V HEADLINES
- First Friday Ushers in the Christmas Season with Politicos, Plush Toys & Tax Pledges! (Karri Bragg) – More than three hundred guests bundled up and headed to Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Bar this past Friday evening to gather for the First Friday Christmas Party, hosted by Citizen Outreach Foundation.
- Lake Inks Pledge, Joins Ranks of Taxpayer Champions (Lake for Congress Campaign) – Craig Lake, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 1 of Nevada in 2010, signed the ATR Taxpayer Protection Pledge at the Citizen Outreach’s monthly First Friday event at Stoney’s last Friday.
- Do Government Bureaucrats Think We’re Stupid? (Mark Noonan) – When the news came out that “only” 11,000 jobs were lost nationwide in November and the national unemployment rate went down to 10% from 10.2%, you could hear the sighs of relief from the people who (a) missed the crisis as it approached and (b) prescribed the wrong policies to fix it.
- Angle Urges Reid to Deny Terrorists Access to U.S. Civilian Courts (Angle for Senate Campaign) – Former Nevada Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R-NV), a candidate running to unseat U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) in 2010, took time during Pearl Harbor Day to hand deliver a letter of request to Reid’s office at the Lloyd D. George Building in Las Vegas.
- Sanson Jr. to Run for State Senate (Sanson for Senate Campaign) – The line of candidates who wish to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Senator Warren Harding just got longer. Republican and conservative candidate Steve W. Sanson Jr. has declared his candidacy for Nevada Senate District 12.
- AG Mulls Options After Judge Squashes Krolicki Prosecution (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said today she is reviewing the decision and considering her options in light of a ruling by a Clark County judge dismissing criminal charges against Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki.
- Unemployment Insurance Fees to Remain Same for Businesses (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The average tax rate most Nevada employers will pay to provide unemployment insurance coverage to their workers will remain at 1.33 percent for the coming year following a public hearing today.
Does Harry Reid owe Republicans an apology for comparing their opposition to ObamaCare to opposition to ending slavery?
Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Glenn Cook reported on Sunday that it costs the government $6,284 dollars a month to maintain the grounds and landscaping at a mid-sized local park in Clark County. And the government-hired groundskeepers aren’t exactly doing a fantastic good job.
So Cook called a private landscaper and requested an estimate on doing the same work with the understanding that the identity of the “well-qualified maintenance company” would remain anonymous. The private sector bid to do the same job (only better): $3,200 a month. Hello?
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“Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has long been viewed as a rising star in the Nevada Democratic Party,” note the Las Vegas Sun this morning. But she “suffered a significant blow” Monday “when District Judge Valerie Adair dismissed her high-profile prosecution of Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki.”
“With the dismissal,” the Sun reports, “Cortez Masto has opened herself to charges of politicizing her office and prosecutorial misconduct, dealing her a career first – exposure to attack and the potential of facing a tough opponent after none had been forthcoming. As one Democratic consultant put it, ‘It’s clearly not good for her. It’s a question of how bad it’s going to be.’”
Republicans now being actively talked about as possible challengers to Cortez-Masto, where before there were none, include former U.S. Attorney Greg Brower, former university Regent Bret Whipple, state Sen. Mark Amodei and Regent Michael Wixom.
Cortez Masto, daughter of longtime Clark County Commissioner Manny Cortez, “comes from Nevada royalty” and was being fast-tracked for a future gubernatorial run by some in Nevada’s powerful political establishment.
“But the prosecution of Krolicki posed legal and political risks which appear to have backfired on Cortez Masto,” the Sun reports. “After she failed to prosecute Robert Loux, former director of the Agency for Nuclear Projects who gave himself and his five staff members pay raises above those authorized by the Legislature, the Republican outrage over the attempt to prosecute Krolicki only grew.
“Cortez Masto’s husband, Paul, then planned to host a fundraiser for a potential Democratic challenger to Krolicki. Suddenly, Cortez Masto, once viewed as a bipartisan conciliator, appeared to be hyperpartisan.”
In addition, the hunter could now become prey if an investigation is sought against the AG for prosecutorial misconduct. And unlike the paper-thin case against Krolicki, that one would be open-and-shut.
Also, the Las Vegas Review-Journal weighs in on Adair decision in an editorial HERE
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
- “Even for a politician with a long history of making intemperate, ill-advised and overly partisan attacks, Harry Reid hit a new low today. By comparing opponents of his government-run health care plan to defenders of slavery, Harry Reid insulted the majority of his constituents at home, as a poll released just yesterday indicated more than half of Nevada voters oppose his effort.” – Brian Walsh, NRSC Communications Director
- “Harry Reid’s comments comparing opponents of his health reforms to defenders of slavery are a disgrace to the institution of the Senate and an embarrassment to Nevada. If there is any dignity left in this man, he will apologize on the Senate Floor.” – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian
- “It seems that with the more power and prestige Senator Reid gains in Washington, the more insulting he gets towards those of us back home. Senator Reid has told us that tourists smell bad when they visit him in the Capitol. He called Nevadans attending town hall meetings ‘evil mongers’. Now, he compares the majority of Nevadans opposing his government-run health care scheme proponents of slavery.” – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sue Lowden
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December 8th, 2009
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“Congress needs to stop wasteful government spending, and not allow the politicians to just shift its focus and disguise its intent. Bailing states out of their own irresponsible decisions is an irresponsible use of federal taxpayer resources.”– ALG President Bill Wilson
ALG: “Taxpayers Won’t Recover One Cent of TARP” if Congress Votes for “Obama State-Union Bailout”
December 8th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today urged members of Congress to reject Barack Obama’s plan to bail out state governments with taxpayer funds paid back by banks through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), saying “taxpayers won’t recover one cent of TARP if Congress goes along with Obama’s bailout of public sector unions.”
“Instead of using repaid TARP funds to bail out the public sector unions in bankrupt states like California and New York, it should be used to pay down the $12 trillion national debt,” Wilson said.
“Congress must reject the $200 billion states bailout, before TARP is allowed to become a political slush fund — a revolving line of credit for the big spenders in Washington to waste on whatever they want in state capitals across the country,” Wilson said.
While Obama, in his Allentown visit, made it a point to stage events at privately owned factories, top Administration revealed that in a speech scheduled for Tuesday, he intends to introduce a new federal “stimulus” package, which, according to AP will call for “sending the biggest chunk of fresh money to cash-strapped state and local governments.”
“One of the primary reasons state and local governments are ‘cash strapped,'” said Wilson, “is that they have allowed rapid increases in the number of government workers. The last thing the American people need is for bloated state and local governments to get a federal infusion of tax dollars to take on more overpaid, underworked government employees.”
Speaking on December 3rd in Washington, Obama announced the plan: “Next year we’re going to still have some of those challenges because usually state and local government revenues lag the recovery as a whole. They may need some more help from the federal government.”
Obama said it was up to the federal government to pay state bills. “Frankly, because state and local governments generally don’t have the capacity to engage in deficit spending, some of that obligation falls on the federal government.”
Wilson said that “balancing state budgets and bailing out public sector unions is becoming a permanent line on the federal budget,” reminding American news media that the $789 billion “stimulus” bill contained $53.6 billion to bail out state and local governments.
Wilson noted that “a lot of that spending has not even gone into effect yet, and the states are already lined up to bail out their 2010 deficit-spending needs. States like California and New York cannot sell enough bonds to keep up with the excesses of the boom years. If Congress bails them out, it will mean they will not have to make painful, necessary cuts in spending.”
“The worst medicine for profligate spenders in state governments nationwide is for the federal government to issue them blank checks to bail out their public union political constituencies,” Wilson said. “It is obscene for a bankrupt federal government to shell out hardworking taxpayers’ dollars to bail out wasteful state and local governments so that they can in turn hire a whole new army of overpaid, make-work bureaucrats.”
“The way to stimulate the economy and create new jobs, “Wilson added, “is to cut taxes, cut regulations, stop the government takeover of private industry, and allow the private sector to get back in its feet with real, product-producing jobs.
“More government bureaucrats — at any and every level — just means more waste, larger governments, and higher taxes on those few private sector employees left who are already bearing the burden of out-of-control government spending.”
Wilson pledged that his organization’s 400,000 members nationwide would “work at every level” to stop the new Obama spending program.
“Congress needs to stop wasteful government spending,” Wilson concluded, “and not allow the politicians to just shift its focus and disguise its intent. Bailing states out of their own irresponsible decisions is an irresponsible use of federal taxpayer resources.”
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Back on September 25th, a few thousand Muslims gathered on Capitol Hill, a number well short of the 50,000 the event planners were shooting for and hoping for.
An ACT! for America team, led by two of our Florida chapter leaders, was on hand for the event, and was able to interview a number of the Muslims who attended.
- In one case, the discussion centered around whether or not homosexuals should be put to death under shariah law. Care to guess what the Muslim’s position was?
- In a second instance, the team interviewed a disciple of terrorist Sheikh Gilani. Sheikh Gilani’s organization is behind the creation of some 40 secretive compounds in this country which are the focus of the video documentary “Homegrown Jihad.”
This interview is an eye-opening example of how, when confronted, Islamists deny even the most obvious and documented facts.
- In a third instance, our team captured some very revealing video about the place of women in Islam.
All three of these videos are now available for public viewing, and we encourage you to view them and pass this email on to others. For if a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth 10,000.
By: Chuck Muth
REID HIS LIPS
“Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, ’slow down, stop everything, let’s start over.’ If you think you’ve heard these same excuses before, you’re right.
“When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said ’slow down, it’s too early, things aren’t bad enough.’
“When women spoke up for the right to speak up, they wanted to vote, some insisted they simply, slow down, there will be a better day to do that, today isn’t quite right.
“When this body was on the verge of guaranteeing equal civil rights to everyone regardless of the color of their skin, some senators resorted to the same filibuster threats that we hear today.”
– Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) on the floor of the United States Senate on Monday
Does Harry Reid owe Republicans an apology for comparing their opposition to ObamaCare to opposition to ending slavery?
LIEBERMAN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST PUBLIC OPTION
“I’ve been working for health-care reform in different ways since I arrived here. It was always about how do we make the system more efficient and less costly, and how do we expand coverage to people who can’t afford it, and how do we adopt some consumer protections from the insurance companies.
“…So where did this public option come from? . . . It doesn’t help one poor person get insurance who doesn’t have it now. It doesn’t compel one insurance company to provide insurance to somebody who has an illness. And . . . it doesn’t do anything to reduce the cost of insurance.”
– U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)
HUCKABEE AS THE CANDY MAN
“Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee continues to be pummeled for his role in paroling Maurice Clemmons, who gunned down four Washington State police officers this week. Debra Saunders, a conservative columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote an angry column headlined ‘Huckabee Handed Out Pardons Like Candy,’ noting that he issued more than 1,000 pardons, including 163 commutations of sentences. Among them were rapist Wayne Dumond, who went on to kill a Missouri woman after his release, and a three-time drunk driver who was promptly convicted of a fourth offense upon his release.”
– John Fund, Political Diary, 12/4/09
SKEPTICAL PUBLIC NOT BUYING OBAMA’S BULL
“Apparently, many congressional Democrats just aren’t buying the latest CBO report that estimates that President Obama’s stimulus package created or protected between 600,000 and 1.6 million jobs. That’s because Americans aren’t buying it. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, only one-third of Americans believe the stimulus has helped the economy.”
– Allysia Finley of Political Diary, 12/3/09
DON’T KNOW SPIT FROM SPAM
“What the hell makes this president or this White House think they know anything about job creation? Have any of them ever met a payroll? Have any of them ever created a business? Have any of them ever created wealth? Have any of them ever lived one day without their mugs jammed into the public trough?
“The so-called ‘Job Summit’ was a failure the moment it was announced because it was always nothing more than a dumb PR stunt created by the Elites in government for the benefit of the Elite Media. There is but one way to create real, meaningful jobs and that is to cut government spending and cut taxes but Obama will never do this because it would make people more dependent upon themselves and he wants them dependent upon government.”
– GOP strategist Craig Shirley of Shirley and Banister Public Affairs
IT’S 1994 DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN
“Voters are increasingly complaining that Obama is weak, vacillates, does not keep his promises, spends too much time on other priorities than jobs and seems egotistical. All polls have Obama below 50 and some, like Harris, have him all the way down to 43 percent in job approval. These surveys mean that Obama, who won 52 percent of the vote, is now losing between one in 10 and one in five of his voters. This erosion of support makes the elections of 2010 look more and more like a rerun of 1994. It is now reasonable to predict — and I do — that the GOP will take both houses of Congress.”
– Columnist Dick Morris
SLEEPING YOUR WAY TO THE TOP
“Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, acknowledged Saturday that he was involved in a romantic relationship with a senior staffer at the same time that he recommended her to be U.S. attorney for Montana. The relationship between Baucus, 67, and Melodee Hanes, 53, began in summer 2008, when Hanes was employed as the senator’s state director, and was ongoing earlier this year when Baucus nominated her and two others as potential U.S. attorney candidates, his office said.”
– Washington Post, 12/6/09
Two of the Navy SEALs who in September captured the terrorist who masterminded the murder of four civilian food delivery contractors in Iraq, burned their bodies, dragged them through the streets and then hung them from a bridge in Fallujah were arraigned today – Pearl Harbor Day! – for allegedly punching his in the stomach and giving him a fat lip. A third SEAL will be arraigned later.
Their court martial trials are scheduled for next month.
This, my fellow Americans, is a FAR GREATER outrage than Harry Reid shooting off his mouth. The White House, the Pentagon, the Defense Department and the Congress should all be ashamed of themselves for letting this continue.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
– George Orwell
A Deeper Look Behind The Jobless Numbers. Despite the upbeat report, long-term unemployment worsens
For only the second time in 58 years, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate is on the political ropes. Mean-tempered Sen. Harry Reid (D.-Nev.), who is seeking his fifth term next year, would lose to either of his best-known Republican opponents if the election were held today. According to a just-completed Mason Dixon poll, real estate developer and fellow GOP hopeful Danny Tarkanian is beating Reid by 48% to 43%.
The apparently good chances of deposing Reid, a fixture in Nevada politics since he was elected lieutenant governor at age 30 in 1970, have focused increasing attention on the Republican nomination battle. For weeks, it appeared that Lowden, a performer in Bob Hope’s USO tours in the 1960s, was the big favorite to take on Reid. But in recent weeks conservative eyebrows have been raised over some of Lowden’s past stands and the momentum has been shifting toward Tarkanian, son of the legendary basketball coach for the University of Nevada (Las Vegas).
In a recent television interview on Channel 13 (Las Vegas), Lowden hinted that she was amenable to more big-spending pork when she attacked Reid by saying, “What has he delivered for Nevada? … Lyndon Johnson gave Texas NASA. Robert Byrd is bringing the CIA to West Virginia.” Lowden has also admitted she voted for and contributed to Reid “early on.” In addition, Lowden was one of 11 Nevada delegates to the Republican National Convention in 1996. With fellow delegate and then State Assembly Co-Speaker Lynn Hettrick, then-State Sen. Lowden said that “the national party ought to follow Nevada’s lead and take abortion out of the platform.” Nevada Republicans, after a heated debate at the state convention in Reno earlier that month, had struck the abortion plank from the state platform.
Tarkanian is a solid opponent of earmarks and opposes abortion in all circumstances except the life of the mother. He lost a tight race against a longtime Democratic state senator in 2004 in a district that George W. Bush was losing by 20 percentage points. Two years later, he waged a strong-but-unsuccessful bid against Secretary of State Ross Miller, son of popular former Democratic Gov. (1988-98) Bob Miller. But the activist following he attracted in the two losing campaigns has clearly laid the groundwork for a strong Tarkanian candidacy in 2010.