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Harrah’s Bosses Put Squeeze on Employees to Vote in Pro-Reid Effort

Harrah’s Bosses Put Squeeze on Employees to Vote in Pro-Reid Effort – By Elizabeth Crum – Battle ’10 – National Review Online.

More Union strong-arm tactics to steal an election.

 

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Battle for Alaska: Men in Black Edition

Yesterday an Alaskan Superior Court Judge dealt incumbent Senator Leeza MooKowSkee a severe blow by not allowing election officials the ability to provide voters with information on the write-in candidates.

Fast forward to today and that ruling was overruled by the Alaska Supreme Court while you slept.

Is the Alaska Division of Elections acting as advocates for the Senator?

The high court ruled quickly after attorneys for the state Division of Elections petitioned for a review of a ruling issued earlier Wednesday by Anchorage Superior Court Judge Frank A. Pfiffner.

We’re 5 days before the election and lots of very dubious events are happening not just in Alaska, but because of Court rulings in Arizona on voter ID requirements, Harry Reid’s son and the SEIU seem to be conspiring to steal the election in Nevada, strange ballot episodes in North Carolina and other peculiarities are occurring.

 

Gang of 219 revisited

The day after the House of Representatives’ vote on Obamacare I captured information on the Gang of 219 that voted for it as well as their opposition. 

That was back on March 23rd and it was as much therapy as scientific research, but I had convinced myself that it might prove useful in removing each and every one of these arrogant Congresscritters that had voted against the will of the people.

I revisited my old spread sheet tonight now that the primaries are done.  The website Politics1 is an invaluable website for compiling such things, incidentally.

It was dismaying on March 23rd that of those who voted YES, many thought they were safe as they had no opposition at that time.  64 of the Gang of 219 had no opponent.  Today, there are only 12 with no opponent.  I appreciate every one of those people who have stepped up in the face of adversity.  Of those stepping up; a pastry chef, a funeral home owner, a carpenter,  a roofing contractor, multiple medical professionals, and a realtor who happens to have been the former President of the Haitian Senate.

Among those running are 26 candidates who entered the fray after I collected my info back in late March, went up against others who were already running and won their primaries.  Most notable is Daniel Webster, who beat 9 challengers in FL-8 to go up against the Devil, Alan Grayson, probably the most despicable and detestable Congressman in the Gang of 219.  You remember Grayson, right?  Do I have to assemble all of the reprehensible stuff he’s done and said?

I don’t know anything about THIS Daniel Webster, but I’m going to have to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Same goes for Joe Walsh and Isaac Hayes in Illinois.  Rock On boys!

There is simply not enough time to research this completely if you’re actually employed.  Any insider info on any of these races would be appreciated. 

All I know is there are 14 of the Gang of 219 who are no longer seeking re-election to their House posts.  Some are running for higher office like Kendrick Meeks, who is opposing Marco Rubio for the Senate, so that means he’ll soon be retired. 

Others, like Bart Stupak realized that their late night dalliances with Barack Obama, has resulted in them being double crossed, exposed as frauds and know that their electoral fortunes have turned to crap.  That’s what they get for their slow dances with a street hustler.

This is a view from 40,000 feet, but I am simply amazed and grateful that so many patriots came out of there comfort zones to try to save their country, for better or worse.

Find your disfavorite incumbent and show some love to the opponent.  I’ll try to use this list to flush out more info over the next few weeks.  All of the reps on the left voted for Obamacare.

Thank you all and God speed.

Updated list….

Representative District Challenger website
Kirkpatrick, Ann Arizona-1 Paul Gosar http://gosarforcongress.com/
Pastor, Ed Arizona-4 Janet Contreras http://vote4janet.com/Home.html
Mitchell, Harry Arizona-5 David Schweikert (R) http://david08.com/
Grijalva, Raúl Arizona-7 Ruth McClung (R) http://ruth4az.com/
Giffords, Gabrielle Arizona-8 Jesse Kelly (R) http://www.votejessekelly.com/
Snyder, Vic*Joyce Elliott Arkansas-2 Tim Griffin (R) http://www.timgriffinforcongress.com
Thompson, Mike California-1 Loren Hanks http://hanksforcongress.com/
Garamendi, John California-10 Gary Clift http://cliftforcongress.com/
McNerney, Jerry California-11 David Harmer http://harmerforcongress.com/
Speier, Jackie California-12
Mike Moloney
http://mikemoloney4congress.com/
Stark, Pete California-13 Forest Baker http://www.forestbakerforcongress.com/
Eshoo, Anna California-14 Dave Chapman http://www.davechapmanforcongress.com/
Honda, Mike California-15 Scott Kirkland http://www.kirkland2010.com/
Lofgren, Zoe California-16 Edward Gonzalez (Libertarian) http://www.edwardmgonzalez.com/
Farr, Sam California-17 Jeff Taylor http://taylor4congress.com/
Cardoza, Dennis California-18 Mike Berryhill (R) http://www.berryhillforcongress.com/
Costa, Jim California-20 Andy Vidak (R) http://www.vidakforcongress.com/
Capps, Lois California-23 Tom Watson http://www.watson4congress.com/
Sherman, Brad California-27 Mark Reed http://www.markreedforcongress.com/
Berman, Howard California-28 Merlin Froyd (R) http://www.merlinfroyd.com/
Schiff, Adam California-29 John Colbert (R) http://www.johncolbertforcongress.com/
Waxman, Henry California-30 Chuck Wilkerson http://chuckwilkerson4congress.com/
Becerra, Xavier California-31 Stephen Smith http://mrsmithgoestowashington2010.org/
Chu, Judy California-32 Ed Schmerling http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/templates/displayfiles/tmpl26.asp?Trial=false&SiteID=3032&PageID=55613
Watson, Diane*Karen Bass California-33 James Andion http://andionforcongress.com/
Roybal-Allard, Lucille California-34 Wayne Miller http://www.waynemiller34th.com/
Waters, Maxine California-35 Bruce Brown http://www.bbrownforcongress.com/
Harman, Jane California-36 Mattie Fein (R) http://mattiefein.com/
Napolitano, Grace California-38 Robert Vaughan http://www.electrobert.com/
Sanchez, Linda California-39 Larry Andre (R) http://voteandre.com/
Baca, Joe California-43 Scott Folkens http://www.folkens4congress.com/
Sanchez, Loretta California-47 Van Tran (R) http://www.joinvantran.com/
Matsui, Doris California-5 Paul Smith http://www.paulsmithforcongress.org/
Filner, Bob California-51 Nick Popaditch (R) http://www.popaditchforcongress.com/
Davis, Susan California-53 Michael Crimmins (R) http://www.crimminsforcongress.com/
Woolsey, Lynn California-6 Jim Judd (R) http://www.jimjuddforcongress.com/
Miller, George California-7 Rick Tubbs http://www.ricktubbs4congress.com/index.php
Pelosi, Nancy California-8 John Dennis (R) http://www.johndennis2010.com/
Lee, Barbara California-9 Gerald Hashimoto http://www.geraldforcongress.com/
DeGette, Diana Colorado-1 Mike Fallon http://www.fallon4congress.com/
Polis, Jared Colorado-2 Stephen Bailey (R) http://www.stephenbaileyforcongress.com/
Salazar, John Colorado-3 Scott Tipton (R) http://votetipton.com/
Markey, Betsy Colorado-4 Cory Gardner (R) http://corygardner.com/home
Perlmutter, Ed Colorado-7 Ryan L. Frazier (R) www.frazierforcolorado.com
Larson, John B. Connecticut-1 Ann Brickley   http://www.brickleyforcongress.com/
Courtney, Joe Connecticut-2 Janet Peckinpaugh
http://peckinpaughforcongress.com/
DeLauro, Rosa Connecticut-3 Jerry Labriola (R)
http://labriolaforcongress.com/Home.aspx
Himes, Jim Connecticut-4 Dan Debicella (R)
http://debicella.com/
Murphy, Chris Connecticut-5 Sam Caligiuri (R)
http://samforcongress.com/
Castor, Kathy Florida-11 Mike Prendergast (R)
http://www.pickprendergast.com/
Meek, Kendrick* Frederica Wilson Florida-17 unopposed  
Boyd, Allen Florida-2 William Steve Southerland, II (R) http://www.southerlandforcongress.com/
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie Florida-20 Karen Harrington (R) http://www.karenforcongress.com/
Klein, Ron Florida-22 Lt. Col. Allen West http://allenwestforcongress.com/
Hastings, Alcee Florida-23 Bernard Sansaricq (R) http://sansaricq4congress.org/
Kosmas, Suzanne Florida-24 Sandy Adams (R) http://www.sandyadams.com/
Brown, Corrine Florida-3 Mike Yost http://yost2010.com/
Grayson, Alan Florida-8 Daniel Webster***9 challengers http://www.electwebster.com/
Scott, David Georgia-13 Mike Crane (breakthrough) http://www.craneforcongress.com/
Bishop, Sanford Georgia-2 Mike Keown (R) http://www.mikekeown.com/
Johnson, Hank Georgia-4 Liz Carter (R) http://www.lizcarterforcongress.com/
Lewis, John Georgia-5 Fenn Little http://www.fennforthe5th.org/
Hirono, Mazie Hawaii-2 John Willoughby (R) http://www.willoughbyforcongress.com/Home.aspx
Rush, Bobby Illinois-1 Ray Wardingley http://www.raywardingley.com/
Halvorson, Debbie Illinois-11 Adam Kinzinger (R) http://electadam.com/
Costello, Jerry Illinois-12 Teri Newman (R) http://www.terinewman.com/
Foster, Bill Illinois-14 Randy Hultgren (R) http://hultgrenforcongress.com/
Hare, Phil Illinois-17 Bobby Schilling (R) http://bobby2010.com/
Jackson Jr., Jesse Illinois-2 Isaac Hayes (R) http://www.isaachayesforcongress.com/
Gutiérrez, Luis Illinois-4 Israel Vasquez http://www.israel2congress.com/
Quigley, Mike Illinois-5 David Ratowitz (R) http://www.ratowitzforcongress.com/
Davis, Danny Illinois-7 Mark M. Weiman (R) http://weiman2010.org/
Bean, Melissa Illinois-8 Joe Walsh (R) http://walshforcongress.com/
Schakowsky, Jan Illinois-9 Joel Pollak (R) http://www.pollakforcongress.com/
Visclosky, Pete Indiana-1 Mark Leyva http://markleyva.com/
Donnelly, Joe Indiana-2 Jackie Walorski (R) http://www.standwithjackie.com/
Carson, André Indiana-7 Marvin Scott http://www.drmarvinscottforcongress.com/
Ellsworth, Brad*Trent Van Haaften Indiana-8 Larry D. Bucshon (R) http://www.bucshonforcongress.com/
Hill, Baron Indiana-9 Todd Christopher Young (R) http://toddyoungforcongress.com/
Braley, Bruce Iowa-1 Benjamin Michael Lange (R) http://www.langeforcongress.com/
Loebsack, David Iowa-2 Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks (R) http://millermeeks.com/2010/
Boswell, Leonard Iowa-3 Brad Zaun (R) http://www.gibbonsforcongress.com/
Moore, Dennis*Stephene Ann Moore Kansas-3 Kevin W. Yoder (R) http://www.yoderforcongress.com/
Yarmuth, John Kentucky-3 Christopher (Todd) Lally (R) http://lallyforcongress.com/
Pingree, Chellie Maine-1 Dean Scontras http://www.scontras2010.com/
Michaud, Mike Maine-2 Jason Levesque (R) http://www.levesqueforcongress.com/
Ruppersberger, Dutch Maryland-2 unopposed  
Sarbanes, John Maryland-3 Jim Wilhelm http://www.wilhelmforcongress.com/
Edwards, Donna Maryland-4 Robert Broaddus http://www.justiceandliberty.us/
Hoyer, Steny Maryland-5 Charles J. Lollar (R) http://www.lollarforcongress.com/
Cummings, Elijah Maryland-7 unopposed  
Hollen, Chris Van Maryland-8 unopposed  
Olver, John Massachusetts-1 Bill Gunn (breakthrough) http://www.billgunnforcongress.org/
Delahunt, Bill*William Keating Massachusetts-10 Jeff Perry (R) http://www.jeffperryforcongress.com/
Neal, Richard Massachusetts-2 Tom Wesley (R) http://www.tomwesley.com/splash
McGovern, Jim Massachusetts-3 Marty Lamb http://www.martyforcongress.com/
Frank, Barney Massachusetts-4 Sean D. Bielat (R) http://www.seanbielat.org/
Tsongas, Niki Massachusetts-5 Jonathan A. Golnik   http://jongolnik.com/
Tierney, John Massachusetts-6 Bill Hudak (R) http://www.hudakforcongress.com/
Markey, Ed Massachusetts-7 Gerry Dembrowski (R) http://gerrydembrowski.com/
Capuano, Mike Massachusetts-8 unopposed  
Stupak, Bart*Gary McDowell Michigan-1 Dan Benishek    http://www.danbenishekforcongress.com/
Levin, Sander Michigan-12 Don Volaric http://www.volaricforcongress.com/
Kilpatrick, Carolyn Cheeks*Hansen Clarke Michigan-13 John Hauler http://www.haulerforcongress.com/
Conyers, John Michigan-14 Don Ukrainec http://www.don4change.com/
Dingell, John Michigan-15 Robert L. Steele (R) http://www.robsteeleforcongress.com/
Kildee, Dale Michigan-5 John Kupiec http://johnkupiecforcongress.com/
Schauer, Mark Michigan-7 Tim Walberg http://walbergforcongress.com
Peters, Gary Michigan-9 Andrew “Rocky” Raczkowski http://www.rockyworksforus.com/
Walz, Tim Minnesota-1 Randy Demmer http://www.demmerforcongress.com/Home.aspx
McCollum, Betty Minnesota-4 Teresa Collet http://www.collettforcongress.com/
Ellison, Keith Minnesota-5 Joel Demos http://www.votedemos.com/
Oberstar, Jim Minnesota-8 Chip Cravaack (R) http://www.cravaackforcongress.com/
Thompson, Bennie Mississippi-2 Bill Marcy (breakthrough) http://www.billmarcyforcongress.net/
Carnahan, Russ Missouri-3 Edward R. Martin Jr  http://edmartinforcongress.com/
Cleaver, Emanuel Missouri-5 Jacob Turk (R)
http://www.turkforcongress.org/
Berkley, Shelley Nevada-1 Kenneth Wegner (breakthrough) http://wegnerforcongress.com/
Titus, Dina Nevada-3 Joe Heck (R) http://heck4nevada.com/index
Shea-Porter, Carol New Hampshire-1 Frank Guinta (R) http://teamguinta.com/
Hodes, Paul*Ann Kuster New Hampshire-2 Charles Bass (R) http://www.votebass.com/
Andrews, Rob New Jersey-1 Dale Glading http://www.glading2010.com/
Payne, Donald New Jersey-10 Michael Alonso http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-J-Alonso-for-Congress-Rock-the-Vote/115646351784059/
Holt Jr., Rush New Jersey-12 Scott Sipprelle (R) http://www.supportscott2010.com/about/
Sires, Albio New Jersey-13 Henrietta Dwyer http://www.dwyer4congress.com/
Pallone, Frank New Jersey-6 Anna Little http://www.annalittleforcongress.com/
Pascrell, Bill New Jersey-8 Roland Straten http://rolandstraten.com/
Rothman, Steve New Jersey-9 Michael Agosta http://www.agostaforcongress.com/
Heinrich, Martin New Mexico-1 Jon Barela (R) http://www.jonbarela.com/
Luján, Ben R. New Mexico-3 Thomas E. Mullins (R) http://www.mullinsforcongress.com/
Bishop, Tim New York-1 Randy Altschuler (R) http://randyaltschuler.com/
Towns, Ed New York-10 unopposed  
Clarke, Yvette New York-11 unopposed  
Velázquez, Nydia New York-12 unopposed  
Maloney, Carolyn New York-14 Ryan Brumberg http://brumberg2010.com/
Rangel, Charles New York-15 Michel Faulkner (R) http://faulknerforcongress.com/
Serrano, José New York-16 unopposed  
Engel, Eliot New York-17 York Kleinhandler http://www.yorkkleinhandler.com/
Lowey, Nita New York-18 Jim Russell http://www.jimrussell2010.com/
Hall, John New York-19 Nan Hayworth  http://nanhayworth.com/
Israel, Steve New York-2 John Gomez https://www.gomez2010.com/default/
Murphy, Scott New York-20 Chris Gibson http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com/
Tonko, Paul New York-21 Ted Danz http://danzforcongress.com/
Hinchey, Maurice New York-22 George K Phillips (R) http://phillipsforcongress08.com/
Owens, Bill New York-23 Doug Hoffman (3) http://www.doughoffmanforcongress.com/content/index.cfm
    Matt Doheny   http://www.dohenyforcongress.com/
Maffei, Dan New York-25 Ann Marie Buerkle (R) http://buerkleforcongress.com/
Higgins, Brian New York-27 Lenny Roberto http://www.robertoforcongress.com/
Slaughter, Louise New York-28 Jill Rowland http://www.jillrowlandfornewcongress.com/
McCarthy, Carolyn New York-4 Fran Becker http://www.beckerforcongress.com/
Ackerman, Gary New York-5 James Milano http://www.jamesmilanoforcongress.com/
Meeks, Gregory New York-6 Asher Taub http://taubforcongress.com/
Crowley, Joseph New York-7 unopposed  
Nadler, Jerrold New York-8 Susan Kone http://susankone.com/
Weiner, Anthony New York-9 Bob Turner http://www.bobturnerforcongress.com/Home.aspx
Butterfield, G. K. North Carolina-1 Ashley Woolard (R) http://www.woolardforcongress.com/
Watt, Mel North Carolina-12 Scott Cumbie http://www.cumbieforcongress.com/
Miller, Brad North Carolina-13 Bill Randall (R) http://www.randallforcongress.com/
Etheridge, Bob North Carolina-2 Renee Ellmers (R) http://reneeforcongress.com/
Price, David North Carolina-4 B.J. Lawson http://www.lawsonforcongress.com/
Pomeroy, Earl North Dakota-At Large Rick Berg (R) http://www.bergforcongress.com/news/detail.asp?newsID=21
Driehaus, Steve Ohio-1 Steve Chabot (R) http://stevechabot.com/
Kucinich, Dennis Ohio-10 Peter J. Corrigan (R) http://corriganforcongress.com/
Fudge, Marcia Ohio-11 unopposed  
Sutton, Betty Ohio-13 Tom Ganley (breakthrough) http://www.tomganley.com/
Kilroy, Mary Jo Ohio-15 Steve Stivers (R) http://www.stivers4congress.com/
Boccieri, John Ohio-16 James B. Renacci (R) http://www.renacciforcongress.com/
Ryan, Tim Ohio-17 Jim Graham http://www.jimgrahamforcongress.com/
Wilson, Charlie Ohio-6 Bill Johnson http://billjohnsonleads.com/home.html
Kaptur, Marcy Ohio-9 Rich Iott (I) http://www.voteiott.com/
Wu, David Oregon-1 Robert Cornilles (R) http://cornillesforcongress.com/
Blumenauer, Earl Oregon-3 Delia Lopez http://www.dlopezforcongress.com/
DeFazio, Peter Oregon-4 Art Robinson http://www.artrobinsonforcongress.com/
Schrader, Kurt Oregon-5 Scott Bruun (R) http://joinscott.com/
Brady, Bob Pennsylvania-1 Pia Varma (R) http://votepia.com/
Carney, Chris Pennsylvania-10 Tom Marino (R) http://www.marinoforuscongress.com/
Kanjorski, Paul Pennsylvania-11 Louis J Barletta (R) http://www.loubarletta.com/
Schwartz, Allyson Pennsylvania-13 Carson Dee Adcock (R) http://deeadcock.com/
Doyle, Mike Pennsylvania-14 Melissa Haluszczak (R) http://www.melissaforcongress.com/
Fattah, Chaka Pennsylvania-2 Rick Hellberg http://rickhellberg.mypoliticalsite.com/
Sestak, Joe*Bryan Lentz Pennsylvania-7 Pat Meehan http://www.meehanforcongress.com/
Murphy, Patrick Pennsylvania-8 Michael G Fitzpatrick (R) http://fitzpatrickforcongress.com/
Kennedy, Patrick*David Cicilline Rhode Island-1 John J. Loughlin II (R) http://johnloughlin.org/
Langevin, Jim Rhode Island-2 Mark S Zaccaria (R) http://www.zaccariaforuscongress.com/
Spratt, John South Carolina-5 John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney (R) http://www.mulvaneyforcongress.com/
Clyburn, Jim South Carolina-6 Jim Spratt http://www.jimprattforcongress.com/
Cooper, Jim Tennessee-5 David Hall http://www.justvotehall.com/
Gordon, Bart*Brett Carter Tennessee-6 Diane Lynn Black (R) http://www.votedianeblack.com/
Cohen, Steve Tennessee-9 Charlotte Bergmann http://www.charlottebergmann.com/
Hinojosa, Rubén Texas-15 Edward Zamora Jr (R) http://elect-eddiezamora.com/
Reyes, Silvestre Texas-16 Tim Besco (R) http://www.letsgobesco.com/
Jackson-Lee, Sheila Texas-18 John M Faulk (R) http://www.faulkforcongress.org/index.html
Gonzalez, Charlie Texas-20 Clayton Trotter (R) http://www.trotterforcongress.com/
Rodriguez, Ciro Texas-23 Francisco Canseco (R) http://www.cansecoforcongress.com/
Doggett, Lloyd Texas-25 Donna Campbell (R) http://www.drdonnaforcongress.com/
Ortiz, Solomon Texas-27 Randolph Blake Farenthold  http://blakefarenthold.com/
Cuellar, Henry Texas-28 Bryan Keith Underwood (R) http://bryan-underwood.com
Green, Gene Texas-29 Roy Morales, Jr (R) http://roymorales.com/
Johnson, Eddie Bernice Texas-30 Stephen Edward Broden (R) http://www.brodenforcongress.com/
Green, Al Texas-9 Steve Mueller (R)  
Welch, Peter Vermont-At Large Paul Beaudry http://www.beaudryforcongress.org/
Connolly, Gerry Virginia-11 Keith Fimian http://keithfimian.com/
Scott, Robert Virginia-3 Chuck Smith http://www.chucksmithforcongress.com/
Perriello, Tom Virginia-5 Robert Hurt  http://roberthurt.org
Moran, Jim Virginia-8 Patrick Murray http://www.murrayforcongress.com/
Inslee, Jay Washington-1 James Watkins (R) http://watkinsforcongress.com/
Larsen, Rick Washington-2 John Koster http://www.kosterforcongress.com/
Baird, Brian*Dennis Heck Washington-3 Jaime Herrera (R) http://www.jaimeherrera.com/
Dicks, Norm Washington-6 Doug Cloud http://www.dougcloud.com/
McDermott, Jim Washington-7 unopposed  
Smith, Adam Washington-9 Dick Muri (R) http://dickmuri.com/
Mollohan, Alan*Mike Oliverio West Virginia-1 David B. McKinley (R) http://www.mckinley2010.com/
Rahall, Nick West Virginia-3 Spike Maynard http://ilikespike.org/
Baldwin, Tammy Wisconsin-2 Chad Lee (R) http://chadleeforcongress.com/blog/
Kind, Ron Wisconsin-3 Dan Kapanke (R) http://www.kapankeforcongress.com/
Moore, Gwen Wisconsin-4 Dan Sebring (R) http://dansebringforcongress.com/
Obey, Dave*Julie Lassa Wisconsin-7 Sean P. Duffy  http://duffyforcongress.com/
Kagen, Steve Wisconsin-8 Reid Ribble (R) http://www.ribbleforcongress.com/
 

Harry Reid’s New Pet

Today The Hill reported that Harry Reid has adopted a new pet in the self-proclaimed “bearded Marxist” and Delaware Democrat Senatorial nominee Chris Coons. Not once, but two times Reid referred to Coons has his pet.

“I’m going to be very honest with you — Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He’s my pet. He’s my favorite candidate,” Reid said.

“Let me tell you about him: A graduate of Yale Divinity School. Yale Law School. A two-time national debate champion. He represents two-thirds of the state now, in an elected capacity. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen him or heard him speak, but he is a dynamic speaker. I don’t mean loud or long; he’s a communicator. So that’s how I feel about Delaware. I’ve always thought Chris Coons is going to win. I told him that and I tried to get him to run. I’m glad he’s running. I just think the world of him. He’s my pet.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2010 in Chris Coons, Harry Reid, politics

 

NRA Preps Members for Unpopular & Unwise Harry Reid Endorsement

It has been rumored for some time now that the NRA (National Rifle Association) will endorse Harry Reid in the Nevada Senate race against the conservative Sharron Angle.  This is confusing to most because while Sharron Angle is a 100% Second Amendment supporter, Harry Reid pretends to be pro-gun but uses his position in the Senate to undermine the right to keep and bear arms.

While the NRA has gone out of their way to state that they have yet to endorse anyone in this race.

For the record, the NRA-PVF has not yet made an endorsement in the Nevada U.S. Senate raceIn fact, there have been no announced endorsements for any U.S. Senate seat for the November general elections—period.

It is increasingly apparent that the Reid endorsement is coming. The August issue of the NRA magazines included a preemptive explanation for the unpopular recommendation titled Making Endorsements Count which regurgitates the NRA-PVF Endorsement Policy. They go on about being non-partisan and a single issue organization that  is incumbent friendly.

The NRA-PVF is non-partisan in issuing its candidate grades and endorsements. We do not base our decisions on a candidate’s party affiliation, but rather on his or her record on Second Amendment issues. The NRA is a single-issue organization. The only issues on which we evaluate candidates seeking elected office are gun-related issues. While there are many issues a candidate must address with voters, and while voters evaluate a number of non-gun-related issues in factoring which candidate they will support or oppose, NRA-PVF’s sole criteria in issuing grades and endorsements is a candidate’s position on gun-related issues.

The problem is Harry Reid’s voting record on gun issues is not great. The Gun Owners of America has given him an F. Red State listed dozens of examples where he voted opposite of the wishes of the NRA. Erick Erickson also points out that the impending endorsement is payback for a $61 million earmark for a Clark County, Nevada shooting park and the NRA carve out in the Disclose Act. I also found another little nugget that Reid stuffed into in the same Health Care bill amendment that contained the famous Cornhusker kickback.

S Amendment 3276

-Specifies that health care coverage, premium rates, and any participation in health and wellness programs shall not be affected by an individual’s lawful ownership, use, or storage of firearms or ammunition, nor shall such data be collected on individuals (Sec. 10101).

The wisdom of endorsing such a candidate is debatable, Harry Reid is a powerful incumbent who has shown while not reliable, on occasion he can deliver a favorable vote, earmark, or carve out. What makes this coming endorsement so unforgivable is Senator Reid’s destructive and disastrous record on his leadership and votes to confirm radical anti-gun nominees and to vote no on pro 2nd amendment nominees. Harry Reid has voted yea on AG Eric Holder ( who supports banning many semi-automatic firearms), Justices Kagan, Sotamayor, Breyer, and Ginsburg all liberals with a predilection to limit or restrict gun rights while casting no votes on the pro Second Amendment Chief Justice Roberts, Justices Alito, and Thomas. The NRA needs to realize that it is futile to have endorse candidates who vote the “right way” on legislation only to confirm Justices who will strike down our Second Amendment Rights.

The NRA should not endorse Harry Reid and it is not enough for them to stay neutral. Chris Cox and Wayne LaPierre need to endorse Sharron Angle for Senate.

 

Reagan takes on today’s Democrats

The Gipper stars in this new video, released by the Republican Study Committee.  It’s as powerful as it is chilling, to hear Ronald Reagan’s predictions about government, and then see today’s Democrats fulfill those prophecies.

Today’s Democrats are led by a woman who said we needed to pass a massive health care takeover bill in order to find out what’s in it.  Well, today’s Democrats are also led by a man who is evidently corrupting the Food & Drug Administration for the sake of “bending the cost curve” to make Obamacare somewhere near fiscally feasible.  That’s something he said he would never do – he even promised that if you like your health care/doctor/you name it, you could keep it.  We’re finding out what’s in the bill – death for those who suffer, and the end of free choice for everyone else.  Oh, and higher taxes and probably national bankruptcy if we stay on the path we’re on.

Today’s Democrats…sensitivity to Islamists at the expense of Americans, a lawsuit against a state that’s trying to enforce border security, and race bombs being thrown all about for fun and political profit.

(cancer drug story via Hot Air)

 

Statistics can be so dull

This pitiful graph from Gallup just needed a little jazzing up so I fixed it for them…

I would have used Nancy Pelosi but that would require an image of her in a bathing suit.  I’m cruel, but I’m not totally heartless. 

When asked about the miserable ratings of Congress, her majesty uttered something unintelligible about eating cake.  

The Gallup numbers are very encouraging when asked ‘How much confidence do you have in the following:’

Obama has gone from 51% to 36% in a little over a year.  That’s a minus FIFTEEN, your excellency! 

Or to put it another way…

-15%

That bears repeating, so I will.

-15%

Sorry, but I just can’t help myself.  Did I mention that Obama’s confidence numbers have gone down this much in a year?

-15%

There is disgruntlement in general across many institutions, but amazingly, there were some sectors that did actually GAIN in confidence over the year:

Medical System +4

Big Business +3

The Military is Still Numero Uno in inspiring confidence.  

 

 

In lieu of flowers….

This is an interesting obituary posted int the Las Vegas Review Journal.  It’s pretty standard stuff, but it’s got a good ending.

Charlotte McCourt

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CHARLOTTE MCCOURT Charlotte M. Tidwell McCourt, 84, of Pahrump, passed away July 8, 2010, after a long illness. She was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Wellington, Utah, and was a 40-year resident of Nevada. Charlotte held a zest for life and loved serving her family of five children; 20 grandchildren; and 65 great-grandchildren. She had been the wife of Patrick L. McCourt for 67 happy years. Active in her community, she assisted in many political figures’ campaign efforts. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Charlotte served as a leader in the Relief Society for over 20 years. She and her beloved husband also served a full-time mission in the Cabanatuan Mission in the Phillipines. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Patrick; children, Pat and Nellie McCourt, Dan and Lanny Shea, Bill and Marsha Sortor, David and Sherry d’Hulst, and Tom and Ann McMullin; and many grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 10, at the LDS Chapel, 921 E. Wilson, in Pahrump. We believe that Mom would say she was mortified to have taken a large role in the election of Harry Reid to U.S. Congress. Let the record show Charlotte was displeased with his work. Please, in lieu of flowers, vote for another more worthy candidate.

Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on July 13, 2010
 
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Posted by on July 14, 2010 in Congress, Harry Reid, politics

 
 
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