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Showing posts with label Scott Brown. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scott Brown. Show all posts

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Reagan Forum with Senator Scott Brown


A Reagan Forum featuring Senator Scott Brown on February 25, 2011.

For more information on the ongoing works of President Reagan's Foundation, you may wish to visit: http://www.reaganfoundation.org.


Friday, January 22, 2010

The Fall of the House of Kennedy


"Republicans have been given a very narrow opportunity ... to align themselves with voter sentiment."

Daniel Henninger discusses what Scott Brown's victory means for Democrats and Republicans.




Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bush Responsible for Obama and Brown Victories, Says Obama


Administration shill George Stephanopoulos interviews Obama.

Our response: Obama's spin that he rode the same wave of resentment that propelled Scott Brown is audacious, even for this Marxist liar! He has a brass pair.

Obama to Senate: Don't "Jam" Through Health Care Until Brown Seated

From ABC News
By Karen Travers


President Obama warned Democrats in Congress today not to "jam" a health care reform bill through now that they've lost their commanding majority in the Senate, and said they must wait for newly elected Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to be sworn into office.

The president also said the same voter anger that swept him into office in 2008 carried Brown into office on a stunning upset victory Tuesday night over heavily favored Democrat
Martha Coakley.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Den of Thieves -- A Day of Reckoning



In our lifetime, we remember only one previous upset that was as improbable as the outcome we expect in Massachusetts this evening -- and that was when James L. Buckley, older brother of the late William F. Buckley, Jr., was elected to the U. S. Senate from New York in 1970. In that race liberals were split between a liberal Republican and a liberal Democrat. James Buckley won with 38.7% of the vote in a field of six. Tonight should be even more astounding.

As those notorious gun and Bible clinging conservatives in Massachusetts head to the polls today, it is important for all Americans to remember what brought us to this juncture, and it has everything to do with the criminal thugs in the White House and the Congressional leadership.

The following is just some of what we know about these felons. How much more is hidden?

$34,000:

The amount of federal taxes that Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (D) failed to pay during his employment at The International Monetary Fund despite receiving extra Compensation and explanatory brochures that described his Tax liabilities.

True: http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2009/01/timothy_geithner_obamas_nomine.HTML


$75,000:

The amount of money that the head of the powerful tax-writing committee, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), was forced to report on his taxes after the discovery that he had not reported income from a Dominican Republic rental property. His excuses for the failure started with blaming his wife, then his accountant and finally the fact that he doesn't speak Spanish.

True http://www.nypost.com/seven/09102008/news/regionalnews/rangels_spanish_excuse_128444.htm


$93,000:

The INCREASE in the amount of petty cash each of our Congressional representatives voted to give themselves in January 2009 during the height of an economic meltdown.
That's a $40 + million INCREASE!

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot....com/2009/01/its-recession-congress-gives-lawmakers.html See video here from Fox


$133,900:

The amount Fannie Mae "invested" in Chris Dodd (D-CT), head of the powerful Senate Banking Committee, presumably to repel oversight of the GSE prior to its meltdown. Said meltdown helped touch off the current economic crisis. In only a few years time, Fannie also "invested" over $105,000 in then-Senator Barack Obama.

True: http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/07/top-senate-recipients-of-fanni.HTML



$140,000:

The amount of back taxes and interest that Cabinet nominee Tom Daschle (D) was forced to cough up after the vetting process revealed significant, unexplained tax liabilities.

True: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123335984751235247.HTML?mod=googlenews_wsj
Wall Street Journal


$356,000:

The approximate amount of income and deductions that Daschle (D) was forced to report on his amended 2005 and 2007 tax returns after being caught cheating on his taxes. This includes $255,256 for the use of a car service, $83,333 in unreported income, and $14,963 in charitable contributions.

True: http://online/..wsj.com/article/SB123335984751235247.HTML?mod=googlenews_wsj
Wall Street Journal


$800,000:

The amount of "sweetheart" mortgages Senate Banking Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) received from Countrywide Financial, the details for which he has refused to release details despite months of promises to do so... Countrywide was once the nation's largest mortgage lender and linked to government-sponsored entities like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Their meltdown precipitated the current financial crisis. Just days ago in Pennsylvania, Countrywide was forced to pay $150,000,000 in mortgage assistance following "a state investigation that concluded that Countrywide relaxed its underwriting standards to sell risky loans to consumers who did not understand them and could not afford them."

True: http://rightvoices.com/2008/08/21/more-sweetheart-loan-details-on-senator-Chris-dodd-d-CT-chairman-of-the-senate-committee-on-banking-housing-and-urban-affairs/



$1,000,000:

The estimated amount of donations by Denise Rich, wife of fugitive Marc Rich, to Democrat interests and the William J. Clinton Foundation in an apparent quid pro quo deal that resulted in a pardon for Mr. Rich. The pardon was reviewed and blessed by Obama Attorney General and then Deputy AG Eric Holder, despite numerous requests by government officials to turn it down.

True: http://articles.latimes.com/2008/Nov/20/nation/na-holder20



$12,000,000:

The amount of TARP money provided to community bank OneUnited despite the fact that it did not qualify for funds, and was "under attack from its regulators for allegations of poor lending practices and executive-pay abuses." It turns out that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), a key contributor to the Fannie Mae meltdown, just happens to be married to one of the bank's former directors.

True: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123258284337504295.html
Wall Street Journal


$23,500,000:

The upper range of net worth Rep. Allan Mollohan (D-WV) accumulated in four years time according to The Washington Post through earmarks of "tens of millions of dollars to groups associated with his own business partners."

True: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/14/AR2006051401032.html Washington Post


$2,000,000,000:

($2 billion) the approximate amount of money that House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-WI) is earmarking related to his son's lobbying efforts. The son, Craig Obey, is "a top lobbyist for the nonprofit group" that would receive a roughly $2 billion component of the "Stimulus" package.

True: http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/a_plan_for_stimulus_money_national_parks/C530/L37/

and this is a list of related stories: http://search.yahoo.com/404handler?src=news&++++fr%3D404_news%26ref%3Dhttp://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-democrats-by-numbers.html&url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090129/ap_on_go_co/stimulus_national_parks_2



$3,700,000,000:

($3.7 billion) not to be outdone, this is the estimated value of various defense contracts awarded to a company controlled by the husband of Rep. Diane Feinstein (D-CA). Despite an obvious conflict-of-interest as "a member of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband's firms."

True: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/04/22/MN310531.DTL


$4,190,000,000:

($4.19 billion) is the amount of money in the so-called "Stimulus" package devoted to the fraudulent voter registration group, ACORN, under the auspices of "Community
Stabilization Activities". ACORN is currently the subject of a RICO suit in Ohio .

True: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stimulus-economy-percent-2295331-bill-pelosi



$1,646,000,000,000 ($1.646 trillion):

The approximate amount of annual United States exports endangered by the "Stimulus" package, which provides a "Buy American" stricture. According to international trade experts, a "US-EU trade war looms" which could result in a worldwide economic depression reminiscent of that touched off by the protectionist Smoot-Hawley Act.

True: http://www.asiaing.com/2008-national-export-strategy-the-new-global-main-street.html

and http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/01/022685.php


Background: Smmot-Hawley Act: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot-Hawley_Tariff_Act


Monday, January 18, 2010

Panic Grips Health Negotiations as Brown Victory Looms Big


From LifeSiteNews
By Kathleen Gilbert

A sense of panic has begun to seep into Democrat party leaders' marathon of negotiations over the health bill, according to insider reports. The source of the panic appears to be the possibility that the Democrats may lose their filibuster-proof majoirty in Massachusetts' special U.S. Senate election Tuesday

The Hill reports that alarmed Democrat aides are already weighing options in case Massachusetts Democrat Martha Coakley loses against Republican Scott Brown in the special election to overtake Ted Kennedy's senate seat from interim senator Paul Kirk.

Running on an anti-health bill platform, the charismatic Brown has shocked the entrenched Massachusetts Democrat establishment by jumping just ahead of Coakley in polls just days before the election, after being behind by double-digits in December. A Public Policy Polling survey released Sunday showed Brown ahead by 5 points, 51-46%, within the poll's margin of error. The poll was released on the same day that President Obama traveled to Boston to shore up Coakley's falling approval ratings.

Brown has vowed to be the 41st vote against the health bill charging through Congress, which would shatter Senate Democrats' ability to stop a GOP filibuster.

Yet Democrats say they have a few last-ditch maneuvers up their sleeve to save the abortion-expanding bill. One possibility would be to ram the measure through before Brown is sworn in, which could take several weeks.

Another option would be to skip a second Senate vote on the bill by forcing the House to vote on the Senate version unamended; however aides say this would be unlikely to work.

Democrats have also discussed using a procedure called reconciliation, whereby only 51 senators would need to pass the bill. To qualify for reconciliation, the health bill would have to undergo considerable revamping in order to pass as a "budget" measure.

A fourth option that has been considered is to woo Senate Republican Olympia Snowe to provide a 60th vote; however, this too is considered unlikely, as the senator has been outspokenly critical of the bill's artificially rushed timetable.

On Friday, House and Senate leaders returned to the White House for a three-hour negotiating session, following negotiations with President Obama that continued through midnight the previous evening.

"I think we're getting very close," said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on CNBC Friday. "I would certainly hope that within the next 24, 48, 72 hours, we have a general agreement between the Senate and the House."


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Scott Brown: "It's the People's Seat"




Scott Brown at the Massachusetts Senate debate. "With all due respect, it's not the Kennedy's seat, it's not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat."