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McConnell’s No Conservative

March 26, 2014

Which high profile politician recently told the New York Times that he would “crush” dissent in his own party “everywhere,” Vladimir Putin or Mitch McConnell?  Putin would never have said that on the record. The former KGB lieutenant colonel would be more discreet.

McConnell’s threat was a mixture of arrogant and clumsy, two adjectives that have come to accurately describe the Republican leadership in Washington.  Many experienced GOP establishment hands were taken aback by the sheer recklessness of such a statement, but conservatives across the country have witnessed this movie many times before. McConnell’s words were merely the most recent in a litany of statements that have told conservatives they can go to hell.

The brutal irony is that McConnell is embarking on yet another re-election campaign when he will again ask, plead and beg for conservative support.  “Give us your money, your volunteers, and your votes” he will urge in TV commercials, direct mail pieces, and online appeals.

The GOP establishment has been doing this since the sunset of the Reagan presidency. From the faded echoes of “Read my lips” in 1988 to the repeated promises of “we will do everything in our power to repeal ObamaCare” in 2010, GOP leaders have played this cruel joke on the peasants who work so hard to elect them to office and give them the majorities they lust for.

Up until recently conservatives have been willing to put up with the lip service, empty promises and outright lies.  Not anymore.

GOP establishment hacks, suffering from chronic denial, hysterically plead to anyone who will listen that McConnell is a conservative.  As Amy Poehler used to dryly ask on Saturday Night Live: Really?

I have been a faithful soldier in the conservative movement for over 30 years.  It’s a movement I’ve dedicated my life to; I’ve raised hundreds of millions of dollars for many of its candidates and causes.  I know a conservative when I see one.

Since 2010, when conservatives and Tea Party supporters swept Republicans into a House majority and put McConnell and his GOP Senate colleagues in position to win a majority of their own, there is not a single conservative accomplishment McConnell can point to during his leadership.  Instead of working with the Republican House majority to oppose President Obama’s out-of-control liberal agenda, he has continually thwarted each and every conservative initiative.

The national debt only now sits at a staggering $17 trillion because McConnell has given it his blessing; every man, woman and child in the United  States now owes over $50,000 of that $17 trillion. At what point does it become economically unacceptable to keep raising the debt ceiling: $20 trillion? $50 trillion? $100 trillion?

When he had the chance to stand with House Republicans to defund ObamaCare, all he gave them was his middle finger.  And now ObamaCare is a complete disaster, taking away health plans that people wanted to keep, and costing them more money for plans that are worse than what they had.

How many times over the years has McConnell made promises to cut spending, rein in the growth of government and roll back Washington’s intrusions in our everyday lives?  Yet Washington continues to grow exponentially: printing more money and spending us further into debt, crushing our economy to the point where there are now 50 million people on food stamps and 90 million people out of the workforce.  The IRS illegally persecutes conservatives without any justice, and the NSA spies on law-abiding Americans.

Americans have been crying for help for four years, yet McConnell’s repeated capitulations to Barack Obama have soundly rebuked the will of the people so forcefully expressed in 2010.  McConnell has repeatedly chosen Obama over the people to whom he has repeatedly held out his hand and promised better days.

He is no conservative, and his empty threats against people who actually helped him for so many years sound silly and desperate. He has proven that he can’t lead, he should step aside for someone else.

Bozell is chairman of ForAmerica, the largest active online conservative network with nearly 4.9 million supporters.

Link to op-ed on The Hill website: http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/201407-mcconnells-no-conservative

Democrats Will Never be Able to Turn ObamaCare Lemon into Lemonade

March 25, 2014

Here is a newsflash for Democrats trying to make lemonade out of ObamaCare: It’s never going to happen. President Obama’s failed health care experiment has left a bad taste in Americans’ mouths and they will reject candidates who support this atrocity come November. Those arguing for Democrats to take an aggressive stance defending ObamaCare will regret it.

Following this month’s special election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, Democratic strategists for Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Obama, and the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson have all suggested that what went wrong for Democrat Alex Sink was her failure to aggressively attack her opponent over his repeal-ObamaCare position.

“We can’t go back to letting insurance companies do whatever they want. Instead of repealing the health care law, we need to keep what’s right and fix what’s wrong,” Sink said of her own ObamaCare position. According to many in her own party, her biggest flaw was not fighting for ObamaCare with unrelenting effort.

What these strategists refuse to acknowledge, and what Sink failed to comprehend – in addition to the obvious fact that ObamaCare is an utter disaster — is that most Americans were actually happy with their health care before ObamaCare.

According to a July 2009 FOX News poll, 84 percent of Americans rated the quality of their insurance as excellent or good, while nearly half feared the quality of their family’s health care would be worse under ObamaCare (turns out they were right).

Two polls by CNN in March and then August 2009 also showed that more than eight out of 10 Americans were satisfied with the quality of care they received. And in a July 2009 Gallup Poll, 77 percent of respondents said that it was important to have the option to keep the health insurance plan they had.

Now, five years later, ObamaCare’s unpopularity is skyrocketing. Americans are losing their preferred health insurance plans despite Obama’s promise that “if you like your plan you can keep it.” Sick Americans are unable to afford their treatments and premiums are going up for everyone.

To this dismal list add the botched Healthcare.gov rollout, Obama continually delaying enforcement of the law to give Democrats cover, and the White House employing celebrities and cheap tricks to encourage enrollment, and it’s no wonder 53 percent of Americans expect health care to get worse under ObamaCare. Likewise, it’s no surprise one out of three Americans say they have been personally hurt by ObamaCare.

Any Democratic candidate who wants to avoid a fate similar to Sink’s had better reject ObamaCare. Advising anyone to go on the offense in support of ObamaCare is laughable. How will candidates defend the two million jobs lost, the millions of health care plans voided, the exemption to the law Congress gave itself and the $2,500 in savings promised but never delivered to American families?

I’m certain Democrats will soon return to their old tricks to explain the law’s failure like blaming Republicans, businesses, red state governors, even the victims themselves as we’ve already seenwith Democrats attacking outspoken cancer patient Julie Boonstra who lost her existing coverage because of ObamaCare.

They can talk all they want, but it doesn’t change the fact that Americans were happy with their existing health insurance and they still don’t want this bad law.

Anyone who argues the contrary is in for a rude awakening come November. It’s time for ObamaCare and its delusional cheerleaders to go.

 

Link to op-ed on FoxNews webiste: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/03/24/democrats-will-never-be-able-to-turn-obamacare-lemon-into-lemonade/

Bozell: ForAmerica Stands with Hobby Lobby

March 25, 2014

“We stand with Hobby Lobby and its fight to preserve our First Amendment right to freely exercise our faith.”

Reston, VA – ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell issued the following statement regarding Hobby Lobby’s case before the Supreme Court today.

“We stand with Hobby Lobby and its fight to preserve our First Amendment right to freely exercise our faith. The heavy-handed ObamaCare mandates that force law-abiding, faithful businesspeople to violate the tenets of their faith should be soundly rejected by the Supreme Court. Our country was founded by people seeking religious freedom, that freedom is protected in the first words in the Constitution and the Court needs to uphold that freedom.”

ForAmerica is an online army of nearly 5 million people. The group is a non-profit 501(c)4 organized to educate Americans about traditional and contemporary American values, to relentlessly fight the growth of government, to oppose any substitute to freedom and self-government, to promote individual liberty and excellence, to promote economic opportunity, and to move America toward her founding principles. ForAmerica is chaired by L. Brent Bozell III, one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today.

Surprise! ObamaCare set to Double Healthcare Premiums

March 19, 2014

A new report in The Hill today cites health industry professionals as saying that ObamaCare will cause premiums to double in some parts of the country. Just a week ago, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius attempted to claim, in her typical Washington double-talk ways, that while rates were going up, it’s insignificant compared to years past and therefore nothing to worry about—a claim that baffles healthcare professionals. Another day, another lie we’re expected to believe at face value. Speaking of value, how does paying twice as much to see a different doctor and receive less coverage sound to you? Welcome to ObamaCare, America.

Read more here: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/201136-obamacare-premiums-are-about-to-skyrocket

 

Bozell: Conservatives Would be Foolish to Support Mitch McConnell

March 11, 2014

“A Democrat, at this point, would be more friendly to conservatives than Mitch McConnell.”

Reston, VA – ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell issued the following statement regarding Senator Mitch McConnell’s comment about crushing conservative activists.

“Mitch McConnell has declared war on conservatives, therefore conservatives would be foolish to support him in either a primary or general election. A Democrat, at this point, would be more friendly to conservatives than Mitch McConnell. No Democrat has declared war on conservatives like this Republican leader,” said Bozell.

ForAmerica is an online army of over 4.8 million people. The group is a non-profit 501(c)4 organized to educate Americans about traditional and contemporary American values, to relentlessly fight the growth of government, to oppose any substitute to freedom and self-government, to promote individual liberty and excellence, to promote economic opportunity, and to move America toward her founding principles. ForAmerica is chaired by L. Brent Bozell III, one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today. To learn more about ForAmerica’s Dump the Leadership effort, visit: http://bit.ly/1fSvFK2

Sen. McConnell Wants to “Crush” Conservatives

March 11, 2014

Mitch McConnell is showing his true colors. In the New York Times of all places, McConnell said he and other establishment candidates are going to “crush” grassroots conservatives. Those conservatives he’s going to “crush” are the same people who delivered a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Mitch McConnell doesn’t want any more Rand Pauls, Marco Rubios, Mike Lees or Ted Cruzes in the U.S. Senate; he just wants to stay in his position of power. Instead of threatening to crush the heart of his own party, this so-called “Leader” should be spending his time crushing ObamaCare, crushing our growing national debt, or crushing Obama’s continuing executive power overreach (especially the IRS which has been targeting conservatives). Clearly Mitch McConnell is too far gone, he’s just another typical Washington politician who’s desperate to win another term and will lie and say anything necessary in order to make it happen. He has already admitted – through these most recent words and actions – that he has abandoned conservatives, so it’s about time we abandon him. It’s time to Dump the Leadership!

 

 

11 Things Democrats Would Rather Blame for ObamaCare Than Themselves

March 6, 2014

1. Insurance Companies – “Yeah, everyone hates the insurance companies.”

2. “Big Business” – Always a favorite target for all that ails the Democrats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. ObamaCare Victims – Harry Reid and Rep. Gary Peters LOVE to blame the victims…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Republicans – You knew they would.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Private Contractors – …the ones they hired.

6. The Media – Because we all know how hard they are on Democrats.

 

 

 

7. Red State Governors – Why couldn’t they just go along with this terrible idea?

8. Richard Nixon – Sure. He’s an easy target.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Young People – “And get off my damn lawn while you’re at it!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Fox News & Rush Limbaugh – The real boogeymen.

11. President Bush – Come on, you didn’t think he would escape the blame, did you?

 

ObamaCare Delayed Again- Mr. President, it’s Time to End this Train Wreck

March 4, 2014

The Obama administration is yet again delaying parts of ObamaCare to give Democrats political cover in the upcoming mid-term elections. It begs the question: If it’s bad for Democrats, and it’s bad for the rest of us – one-in-three Americans say they’ve been personally hurt by ObamaCare – then why is President Obama so intent on imposing this disaster? One can only assume that he’s too proud to admit his signature bill is fundamentally flawed. What we have here is a President who is apparently more concerned with his legacy than doing what is right for Americans. For years, conservatives have been warning of the skyrocketing rates that would be associated with ObamaCare, the cancelled insurance plans, the hospitals that would close, and the patients who would receive lower quality care. These are just the side-effects we’ve seen thus far. In some respects we should be thankful that President Obama has, by apparent royal decree, delayed the implementation of aspects of the law, for it is sure to only get worse. In a way this is a sign of progress, he sees the writing on the wall: ObamaCare is bad for Democrats and it’s bad for Americans. Mr. President, it’s time to stop playing politics with people lives and help the people you lied too, before things get any worse. This ObamaCare train wreck must go!

New Video Exposes McConnell Hypocrisies

February 28, 2014

A compelling new video has been released by the Madison Project highlighting the stark difference between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s words and voting record. The video, which can be viewed here, shows McConnell saying time and again how critical it is to cut spending and rein in the national debt and contrasts those words with McConnell’s recurring votes to raise the debt ceiling. In the video’s most alarming frame, we see that in total, McConnell has voted for $7.2 trillion in debt ceiling increases and suspensions. Senator McConnell has been shameless with his lies, lip service and Washington double talk. Perhaps he thinks we’re too stupid to notice. His refusal to advance a conservative agenda, or stand up to President Obama, proves he’s unfit to lead Republicans in the Senate. It’s time for new leaders to step up and live up to the promises that were made to the American people who voted for them. It’s time to Dump the Leadership.

 

 

 

FCC Plans to Regulate Newsrooms

February 21, 2014

In a stunning revelation, Ajit Pai, an FCC commissioner, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal detailing an FCC plan to place government agents into newsrooms in order to monitor the press, and question their standards of coverage when dealing with newsworthy stories. “Everyone should agree on this,” Pai says, “The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories. Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree.” This is so blatantly outrageous one can only wonder how tone-deaf or lacking in common sense the higher ups at the FCC are.

Perhaps these are marching orders coming from levels higher than the FCC itself. When the press loses the ability to disseminate the news, without government intervention or interference, we as a society, lose our freedom of thought, to take raw information and form our own opinions. We become unthinking, vessels of the state, essentially fed whatever information is deemed appropriate by undoubtedly partisan beings.

This also adds to a very disturbing pattern coming from the Obama Administration.  The NSA spies on Americans, the IRS persecutes certain organizations and citizens because of their political; leanings, Obama arbitrarily rewrites sections of laws that have been passed to suit his purpose, and now the FCC wants to invade newsrooms.  Did someone say George Orwell?  Did someone say Richard Nixon?

It may seem like a drastic characterization at first glance, but given Mr. Pai’s role as an actively employed FCC commissioner, there is a large degree of credibility associated with his word. Click here to read and decide for yourself, while you still can…: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304680904579366903828260732