Pam Tucker joins us as co-host as talk about the passion for liberty on display at CPAC, a much-needed “saleable’ version of the ‘Republican Repair Kit,’ progressive hate for individualism, the shadow BradleyCare casts over the New Hampshire advantage, Progressive government as the Democrats bag man, and more…
New Hampshire Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen is participating in a special all night event in the US Senate. From 10pm tonight until 9am Tuesday morning, twenty-eight Democrat Senators so far (I include the Independent socialist Bernie Sanders (VT) as a Democrat) will talk endlessly about …climate change. Eleven hours of speeches about climate change. And it’s an all-nighter.
Do you know what percentage of Americans who think climate, the environment, and pollution (combined) are one of our most pressing problems?
This week our guests are NH House Rep and House Republican Alliance Co-Chair Pamela Tucker. Founder of Cornerstone Policy Research and Candidate for the US Senate – Karen Testerman. And former House Rep, and Candidate for the NH State Senate – Kevin Avard.
We talk about passion for liberty, crowd sourcing to fund a saleable version of the ‘Republican Repair Kit,’ progressive interference, Medicaid expansion (of course), the booger bill (listen and be enlightened), the current state of the NH US Senate Race (and how Scott Brown is welcome to run…as a Democrat), the need to address bureaucratic corruption at every level of government…and so much more, I can’t fit it in a synopsis.
Keeping ‘corporate’ money out of politics is a Democrat agenda item, so whenever “activists” bring it up two things are evident.
First, Democrats are behind it and paying for it.
Second, by ‘Corporate’ money they do not mean, as Grokster Susan Olsen observed, Corporations…” like the Service Employees International Union (SIEU), a 501(c)(5) tax-exempt corporation. Or the American Federation of Teachers Union, another 501(3)(5) tax-exempt corporation. Or maybe NEA-NH, a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt corporation? Or maybe the Town of Warner, in-freaking-corporated in 1735?”
Unions, who already pay no taxes (see also–do not contribute to funding that which the candidates they elect advocate) are never included in demands to end the ‘big money threat’ to Democracy.
So when you read this, keep that in mind, and then take a look at who the biggest ‘Threats” to the Democracy really are.
Cultural depictions of capitalism, in America, are almost all negative. There’s the Monopoly guy with the top hat and cigar. There’s Gordon Gekko saying, “Greed is good.” And, most recently, there’s the hedonism of the “Wolf of Wall Street”. The message is clear: capitalism is selfish. Socialism, or something like it, is altruistic. We disagree. In fact, the opposite is true. In this week’s video, renowned author George Gilder explains why capitalism is altruistic and is humanity’s great hope. Socialism, meanwhile, is selfish and ruins every society in which it operates.
Meredith needs an experienced, knowledgeable Selectman to help our town deal with the challenges of years of economic stress for our town and our citizens. In the Selectman area of your March 11 ballot, please write in and vote for David Sticht.
David Sticht has been a Selectman, he is up to speed on the issues since he regularly attends the Selectman meetings, and he will help Meredith get the most for our tax dollars while providing the best possible service to our citizens.
What is happening to our country is enough to frustrate and depress even the most optimistic Americans. Many have simply checked out of the public debate altogether, and who can blame them?
“Politics,” supposedly the art of achieving the highest common good for our Republic, has become a bludgeon to replace little platoons and individual decision-making with one-size-fits all solutions …that don’t fit anyone.
When power is taken from individuals and the little platoons, and concentrated in Washington, the fundamental building blocks of our public service and public affection crumbles.
And so government dependence replaces community support and self-reliance. Handouts replace hand-ups. Resentment replaces love of country.
When you hear Michael Cryans say how much he cares about people, question who he actually cares about, whether he is able to help, and whether his “caring” helps or hurts you.
Did Cryans care about Grafton taxpayers when he approved the gratuitous spending of their hard earned tax dollars? Did he show caring for the taxpayers or for himself when he voted to give many thousands of taxpayer dollars to his employer? (How much did Cryans personally benefit (salary, bonuses, perks, etc.?) from obtaining money for his employer?)
CPAC 2014: Is it really bad for the Republican Party PR when a Democrat pollster (Pat Caddell) sounds more like a TEA Partier in call the Establishment wimps? That they have lost their patriotism and principles?
See Cadell’s remarks on the jump – Video Auto starts.
The Conventional Wisdom is that the Left loves to think with their hearts while Conservatives’ hearts are with their thinking. Emotion vs reasoning. As I said here, however, it seems that while the Democrats may have a show of caring and start lots of Government or Government reliant programs, they don’t want those self-same programs ever to be evaluated. Those programs MUST work because, well, we just LOVE them! We KNOW that they work because we feel good about ourselves from having created them. Therefore, ANYone that criticized our intent must be a hater of whatever we tried to fix.
Facts, being stubborn things, seem not to matter. And in this case, Mary Katherine Ham (of Hot Air via Betsy’s Page) takes the Obama Administration and its enablers to task for explicitly deciding not to collect the actual data that would tell folks “is this doing what it was originally meant to do” – get the uninsured covered (emphasis mine):
There is no clearer dereliction of duty for this law. They created an irresponsible reform behemoth, they failed to implement it responsibly, they spent irresponsible amounts of money building a bunch of exchanges that don’t work, and now they’re not even responsible enough to bother checking how much help or damage they’ve done with the most straightforward metric available.
From Meet the Press with David Gregory was this exchange concerning a slight from a hard Left Democrat and a hard Right Democrat over the poor. It was clear that the Democrat has a “sniffling” attitude that perpetuates the meme that Conservatives (and Republicans) hate the poor in a backhand slap against the just ended CPAC meeting. I guess she’s never read “Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism” by then liberal Professor Arthur Brooks from Syracuse University. A couple of comments from me afterwards (as well as in between).
Ralph Reed: People don’t care what you know until they know that you care (Jack Kemp) and the Republican Party has gotta do with Francis is doing with the Catholic Church. Francis is putting the poor, and care for the poor, and amelioration of the poverty where it belongs which is at the center of the Gospel. If people who are lower middle class are struggling, who are poor, and are wanting to climb that ladder of opportunity but are having a hard time grabbing that first rung? If they don’t think that Conservatives and republicans have a vision for the future that includes them? Their message will be badly damaged.
Rep Karen Reed (D-CA): I do think that if we look at Republican policies, if we look at the budgets over the last couple of years, there really isn’t anything there that says that we’re going to reach out to the middle class. I mean, in fact…
From This Week With George Stephanopolous about Obama’s latest unilateral Unitary President proclamation changing Obamacare saying that if you have a plan you can now keep it for another two years
Sidenote: (to be repeated as often as the MSM brings up old news as well) You know, Bill Clinton’s wonderkid who now masquerades as a non-partisan “journalist”. You may remember him as the Democrat tool that was the tip of the spear that brought the meme that Republicans want to ban access to contraceptives during the Republican Prez Primary Debates):
A snippet from the panel:
Jonathan Karl: What is means it that voters will not cancellations a month before the mid-terms. That’s the point here. That’s the biggest point. It is politics, absolutely. It’s no question.
Ann Navarro: Absolutely
Martha Raddatz (who has the definitive line): Certainly there’s politics in everything. C’mon, We’re in Washington DC.
Right. Sure, that may be true in DC but it never seemed to be that way everywhere else. Read the whole thing!
HB1360 (Relative to using certain electronic devices while driving) is HB1117′s cell phone ban twin, and 192 New Hampshire House reps voted in favor of it last week, even though there is no evidence it would make any difference–unless inconveniencing everyone, all the time, was the difference they were hoping to make.
NHTSA – Most crashes involve a relatively unique set of circumstances that make precise calculations of risk for engaging in different behaviors very difficult. Thus, the available research does not provide a definitive answer as to which behavior is riskier.
HB1360 is a confluence of intrusive ideas motivated by the Progressive desire to limit behavior, based–as is typical for knee-jerk liberals–on emotion and not evidence.
There’s almost always something just to make a comment about and this week is no different as the first segment had NH State Senator John Reagan, Josiah Bartlett Public Policy Center’s Exec. Dir. Charlie Arlinghouse, and Republican political operative Jim Merrill. Each had something that evoked a quick comment.
Reagan: Morse’s attempt was to extract a maximum of federal dollars to save the NH budget. That was the plan – gather over $400 M in Federal dollars.
Right. When in trouble, why is it that the Feds are the FIRST resort of refuge? How about resetting of internal priorities instead of trying to be everything to all people and all issues?
Is the NH Budget in that bad a shape that the first thought is that the Federal Government’s “chains attached” actually palatable?
Money over independence? It’s not like the State’s budget is overwhelmingly driven by “outside” money but geez…
I agree with Steve – instead of “moneygrubbing it back” into the State, how ’bout keeping it from leaving the in the first place? When the $17 trillion debt finally accomplishes it “BOOM!”, isn’t it better to be unhooked as much as possible?
“We thank them when they’re right!”: Reagan said he changed his vote as he realized that instead of being a boon, this legislation ran counter to his Principles (and the Brits’ National Healthcare System debacles helped his decision as well). BRAVO, Senator!
I thought the Democrat Party would be rejoicing over the NH State Supreme Court decision last week? Former Speaker Bill O’Brien filed a very easy to understand suit against Democrat Chair, Big Money Buckley, over primary election robo-calls Big Money Buckley starred in back in September of 2010. The calls were classic Big Money Buckley, […]
Steve, once again, has beat me in getting the audio up first (Groksters Steve, Mike, and I yak with NH State Rep. Pam Tucker, Candidate for the NH GOP Nomination for US Senate Karen Testerman, and former NH State Rep Kevin Avard. Preshow – Pam comes in at 8:30 for her 9:30 slot – a […]
Breaking: Wild chants of “Run, Sarah, Run!” Erupted at CPAC this afternoon: Invokes conservative greats and women leaders, like Thatcher. Reminds the GOP Establishment that “You didn’t build that” 2010 electoral victory – the TEA Party did!
This week our guests are NH House Rep and House Republican Alliance Co-Chair Pamela Tucker. Founder of Cornerstone Policy Research and Candidate for the US Senate – Karen Testerman. And House Rep, and Candidate for the NH State Senate – Kevin Avard. Live broadcast by Ustream
House Republican Leader Comments on Senate Passage of SB413 I forgot to put this up in the aftermath of the Rogue Republicans ™ in the NH State Senate of implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion; from the House Republicans (who must feel that they got their knees cut out from underneath them just like we did, emphasis […]
It is well known that the economy in Texas is going gang-busters compared to most of the country fueled (sorry, couldn’t resist) by new fossil fuel production. I just had to laugh when TX Gov Perry made it known he had no problem in busting on New York and especially California: “low taxes and low […]
As I pointed out here, the Chair of the NH College Republicans, Jake Wagner, has been asked to resign for one simple reason: He’s not in college. He hasn’t been in college for quite some time but refuses to relinquish that which he should not have. I guess this self-proclaimed “Radical RINO” (who doesn’t seem […]
Words from Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center and he goes on to talk about that the Fiscal Conservatives, Foreign Policy Conservatives, and Traditional Values Conservatives have either been co-opted and redefined to be elsewise, or have given up. These three legs are fracturing as the Big Government / Big Tent “conservatives”, as he […]
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