Monday, December 21, 2009

Can you Smell the Hypocricy?

When the smell of sugar cookies and apple pies should fill the air in the days before Christmas, it's the stench of hypocrisy that permeates instead. Just 2 months ago, seven Democratic Senators, and one former Democrat, penned a letter dated October 6, 2009, to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Among other things, all eight of these Senators called for a requirement that health care legislation, and associated costs, be posted publicly for a minimum of 72 hours before a final vote on the legislation. Putting aside the fact that even 72 hours is ludicrous given the size and complexity of the bill being considered in the Senate, all eight of these Senators voted for cloture of debate last night at 1 a.m., a mere 38 hours after the bill was introduced on the floor of the senate. How many American, let alone senators, have even had the time to read and thoughtfully consider the provisions of this bill? The leading eight hypocrits: Mary Landrieu (D-LA); Jim Webb (D-VA); Evan Bayh (D-IN); Mark Pryor (D-Ark); Ben Nelson (D-NE); Clair McCaskill (D-MO); Blanch Lincoln (D-Ark); and Joe Lieberman (I-CT).

Jim Webb and Mark Warner: You Sold Virginia Short!

Jim Webb and Mark Warner, how dare you support health care reform, and have nothing to show for it. Perhaps you need a reminder that you were elected as fiscally responsible, moderate Democrats. You were not elected to do Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi's bidding. You chose to ignore the overwhelming opinion of every day Virginians who are opposed to government bureaucrats coming between them and their health care. You ignored demands that the government not take over 1/6th of our nation's economy, increase the already incomprehensible size of the nation's crippling deficit, or impose more big intrusive government that invariably will diminish individual liberties and result in increased and job killing taxes on American citizens and employers.

Adding insult to injury, you also did it all without so much as a fight. You did not secure any special advantages for Virginians as, say, Mary Landrieu did for Louisiana or Ben Nelson did for Nebraska. Nope, you were blinded by the thought of more power in the hands of bureucrats like yourselves, convinced that by making more people dependent on big government programs that you promote, you will help ensure your lifelong employment by the citizens of Virginia.

Well, you didn't listen to our voices, so now you will listen to our votes. It's time to brush up your resumes and hope and pray that there are actually alternative jobs for you in 2012 and 2014. Virginians across the Commonwealth are coming together to make sure that you never have an opportunity to do what you did in the dead of night this morning, voting to shut down debate on legislation that has not even been available to Americans to read, let alone for members of the Senate to read and appreciate its full impact. Your days in office cannot end soon enough.

The Most Outrageous Act of Our Lifetimes

Well, the Democrats have done it. They've struck back-room deals behind solidly closed doors. They brought a bill to the Senate floor and less than 48 hours later, insisted on a cloture vote to cut off further debate. They've insisted that the Democratic members vote on the bill before Christmas, even demanding that Senate members, and their staff, remain in the Capitol until the vote is done, depriving these members and their families of being home with their families over one of the most Holy days in the Christian faith. They've done all this with a bill that will take over 1/6th of America's economy with over 2,500 pages of legislation, which I dare say few members have even read, let alone understood the full impact. This is nothing short of OUTRAGEOUS.

Why the rush? The Democrats saw what happened when they let their members go back to their districts at the end of the summer. Massive and vocal spontaneous protests erupted all across the country, with every-day Americans of all stripes showing up to demand that this Congress not force a government takeover of our health care system.

Well, every day Americans -- be damned. The likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama are going to shove this health care bill down your throats whether you like it or not. It reminds me of forcing patients in the 1800s to take Mercury to heal their ailments -- it turned out killing them, but at the time they were promised a miracle cure.

Well, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama -- we're not buying it. Your motives are far from pure. Your goal is, and always has been, dependency on the Federal Government. It is not about improving the lives of every day Americans. Instead, it is about assuring the maximum number of people rely on your government programs because then, you've assured your own destiny. How can anyone vote for less government when you've made their very lives dependent on government and your votes to preserve and expand it? But guess what, we're not that stupid, Harry, Nancy, and Barack. Your days in office ARE NUMBERED. For every outrageous act you take, you energize many more every day Americans to take action. You motivate us to open our pocketbooks and our wallets to contribute to further the goals of responsible government, to make a phone call and write a letter, to post something on Twitter or in a blog, to dedicate our time to people who remain true to the American ideal of independence, hard work, and LIBERTY, without undue interference by big government.

You three are the triumphant evil -- the three who have shown the true colors of today's Democratic party. We will not let you destroy the America we love. We will stand and fight you every step of the way. 2010 is the beginning of the end of your ilk, and a new beginning for America.

2010 is when the likes of you will be swept from office, never to return again.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Harry Reid: You're an Utter Disgrace.

When Barack Obama became president, we knew times would be bad. But did any of us really anticipate how bad? After all, who really thought through the consequences of an utterly unchecked far left socialist president? Did any of us really anticipate a filibuster proof Senate, or a one-sided government controlled at every level by an energized hard-left Democrat party that has effectively forced out of its ranks all voices of moderation?

Well these last 12 months have been eye-opening to say the least; perhaps shocking is a better word. For far too long, God-fearing, America-loving middle America remained passive and allowed ourselves to be steamrolled. The cost of our silence is now nothing short of the possibility of waking up in a completely transformed America, an America where dreams are no longer possible; where opportunity no longer abounds and allows any one of us, through hard work and ingenuity, to be widely successful in our own unique ways. No longer will America serve as that "shining beacon on a hill."

On this, the brink of a government takeover of our nation's health care system -- 1/6th of our total economy -- is a call to arms (figuratively, not literally). Now is the time to stand up and fight harder than we ever have fought before. We must refuse to be silent, and we must take back our country NOW, before it's too late.

Target number one: Harry Reid. Senator Reid is a complete and utter disgrace to his constituents in Nevada and to the entire United States of America. He has shown contempt for a majority of Americans and his own constituents, calling opponents to his health care bill no different than advocates of slavery. He refused to meet with his constituents in Washington to hear their concerns about the bill he has forced through the Senate chamber, unbelievably saying he could "smell the tourists" who had come to voice their opposition to government run care. If he had his way, he would have cut and run in Iraq, surrendering that nation to the terrorists and leaving thousands of our military men and women who had already given their lives to have died in vein. It's time that every single one of us that love our country do what we can immediately to ensure this travesty of a man is no longer in a position to make any decisions that impact this country. HARRY REID HAS GOT TO GO.

Watch this video, and then TAKE ACTION NOW!

Ben Nelson looks a Lot Like Judas

There's a lot of truth to what Mike Huckabee had to say about Ben Nelson's announcement that he'll now be voting for the Senate Health Care Reform fiasco. Just like Judas sold out Jesus for silver, Nelson sold out not just his constituents, but his country, through back-room deals that did not even deliver what he said he wanted: the preservation of the Hyde Amendment. So, not only will taxpayer dollars now be used to fund morally reprehensible abortion on demand (assuming this bill passes after reconciliation with the House), but we all suffer with higher taxes, the biggest expansion of the Federal Government in history, declining health care standards, and bureaucrats that will come between each of us and our doctors. It's time to Give Ben the Boot in a big way. Visit, and get started doing your part today.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Virginia's Republicans Come Roaring Back!

Hallelujah! Living in a very "Blue" city in a state that turned purple this last election, there is cause for celebration. Since 2003, the Democrats have controlled all six seats on the Alexandria City Council. Their dominance has earned Alexandria the distinguished nickname, the People's Republic of Alexandria. Tonight, Republicans raised their voice and said enough is enough! Enough reckless spending. Enough taxation. Enough strangulation of businesses. Tonight, for the first time in 6 years, Alexandria elected 2 fiscally responsible common-sense conservatives -- Republican Frank Fannon and Republican-backed Independent Alicia Hughes to the City Council. Proof positive that it all starts at the local level.

Tonight, we can rejoice in this small victory in a very Democratic city. We must now redouble our efforts to take back the State House with the election of Bob McDonnell for Virginia's Governor.