This hot-off-the-editing-computer ad from the Republican Governors Association says it all. From government takeovers, reduced freedoms, unfathomable debt, sky rocketing unemployment, prohibitive taxes, incompetence, oil spills, arrogance and blame, and a general lack of standing in the world — and no end in sight (see BigGovernment.com) — it’s all compressed here into two minutes and 40 seconds:
A stark video compilation of the disaster of the last two years under Obama-Reid-Pelosi: America in decline while Obama vacations and the liberals bale on tax relief.
Conservative grassroots activism has never been greater nor more effective than over the last year-and-a-half. Tea Parties, town hall meetings, anti-government-run health care rallies and other events in localities as well as in Washington, D.C., have grabbed the media spotlight, dominated the political debate, sent powerful messages to the big spending politicians, and reshaped and re-energized the conservative movement.
While politicians in Washington are hoping voters are asleep at the wheel, they are trying to hide their big-government spending policies from the public and pass them with ease. Government spending has grown out of control under the current leadership in Congress . . . may soon vote on job-killing cap-and-trade policies against the outspoken voices of millions of Americans. Daily, big government power grabs by the Obama/Pelosi/Reid machine continue.
We must tell Congress very clearly that if they keep voting YES on big government programs, we will vote NO on their re-election this November! We need to tell these big-spending liberals in Washington . . . that “November is coming”!
Here is the November Is Coming bus tour schedule. We hope you can attend one of its stops.
Thursday, September 9:
Charlottesville: 8:30 a.m., Albemarle County Administration Building, 401 McIntire Road
Lynchburg: 11:30 a.m., Liberty University Dining Hall Parking Lot, 1971 University Boulevard
Rocky Mount: 3:00 p.m., Franklin County Courthouse, 275 South Main Street
Danville: 5:30 p.m., Danville Courthouse, 401 Patton Street
Friday, September 10:
Abingdon: 8:00 a.m., Virginia Highlands Community College Higher Education Center, 1 Partnership Circle
Wytheville: 10:15 a.m., Wytheville Courthouse, 225 South 4th Street
Roanoke: 12:30 p.m., Roanoke City Municipal Building, 215 Church Avenue
One of our avid readers sent this to me. It’s a fantastic reminder of how relevant Ronald Reagan remains. It’s as if he’s calling out today’s Far Left. The video is a mash-up of RR’s 1964 “The Speech” with some of the most notorious quotes from within the last year by Washington’s liberal leaders — Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Frank, Durbin; they’re all here, with a supporting cast every bit as fanatical about control. That’s a thirst for control over your health care, your earnings, over how you spend your earnings, over the economy, over how your children learn, over the legal process . . . you name it, they want control over it. U.S. Representatives Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and John Dingell (D-Mich.), respectively, say it most pointedly:
give us more authority and more ability. …
. . . put the legislation together to control the people.
Hear it for yourselves:
Ronald Reagan calls out today’s Far Left just as he did in 1964.
Well, how else to describe it? The Embarrassment Speaker of the House basically said now it’s okay to quit your job and do whatever you want because the government’s got your back — and your stomach, your lungs, your kidneys and everything else under the “health care bill.” No worries. Want to become a rock ‘n roll star at 40? Excellent! Just buy a guitar (sorry, government doesn’t pay for that — yet — or maybe it does somewhere in the stimulus bill), take some lessons and become the next Eric Clapton. Take your time, too, because if you get sick, we have health care! It is, believe it or not, the new entrepreneurism. The Embarrassment Speaker said so herself.
The pride of the Left: Eric Holder. Enemies? What enemies?
But why identify enemies now when you’ve already pegged them? Earlier in his term he called Americans “cowards.” Nothing like hammering the people you represent.
Holder: Our only enemies are Americans.
Then there’s this: Remember Madam Speaker’s onslaught against Tea Partiers? Anyone who disagrees with Pelosi, who has a different opinion, is demonized and lied about (the “swastika” comment). Agree or be damned!
If you don’t like her Pelosi’s policies, you’re a NAZI.
U.S. Representative John Dingell (D-Mich.), the Dean of the House (i.e., longest serving member) and part of the Pelosi Putsch that rammed through the government takeover of our health care system, admitted yesterday on a Detroit radio station what opponents have said all along: The health care “reform” bill/now law has nothing to do with health care and everything to do with government control over people’s lives.
In response to a question from host Paul W. Smith, who asked why the major components of the bill don’t start for four years if the bill is so good and we are in such a health care “crisis,” Representative Dingell said the following:
“The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.”
Of course, you can’t expect a leftist to go an entire answer without some untruth. His claim that Republicans put forward no proposals is as false as saying Mr. Dingell has no nose — tort reform, allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines, medical savings accounts, Medicare reform, allowing small companies to band together to get a large company’s discount on premiums for employees, incentives for individuals to buy insurance on their own so as to move away from the employer based system and several others, many of which were proposed at the White House summit a few weeks ago and at the House Republican retreat where President Obama (cynically) asked for suggestions, all of which were killed months ago by the leftist Pelosi leadership team.
Mr. Dingell today blamed a lack of sleep for his statement. What he means is not that the lack of sleep made him say something inaccurate, but that it caused him to let out his fellow leftists’ true intentions and objectives — that liberals’ (re)definition of freedom is government control. Common sense has told this truth for more than a year, now. However much after the fact, Mr. Dingell confirmed it.