Posts Tagged ‘Republican’
“Come on. It’s just the rich.”
cartoon by Michael Ramirez, Investors.com, 12/04/2012
Five Policy Reasons and Five Political Reasons Why Republicans Should Keep their No-Tax-Hike Promises
The politicians claim that they are negotiating about how best to reduce the deficit. That irks me because our fiscal problem is excessive government spending. Red ink is merely a symptom of that underlying problem.
But that’s a rhetorical gripe. My bigger concern is that politicians are prevaricating. They’re really talking about higher taxes in order to enable a bigger burden of government spending, not less red ink. I make this point in an interview on Fox Business Network.
This is the point where I often elaborate on issues raised in the interview, but let’s instead build on the discussion to look at policy and political reasons why the GOP should not surrender to Obama’s tax demands as part of fight over the fiscal cliff.
Here are the policy arguments against higher taxes.
Read more by Daniel J. Mitchell at Townhall.com
On this day in 1865, the 13th Amendment — abolishing slavery — became part of the Constitution — when ratified by three-quarters of the states.
Despite protests from the Democrats, the Republican Party made banning slavery part of its national platform in 1864. Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL) wrote the final version of the text, combining the proposed wordings of several other Republican congressmen.
All Republicans in Congress voted for the 13th Amendment, while nearly all Democrats voted against it. So strongly did President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) support the 13th Amendment, he signed the document, though presidential approval is not part of the amendment process.
Yes, outlawing slavery was a Republican achievement.
From Grand Old Partisan
During a 2012 Republican primary debate, George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney an obviously slanted if not altogether planted question about banning birth control. This mystified Romney since he had never even considered the issue as part of his platform. No major Republican had. But Stephanopoulos raised the issue and because of it, the GOP was forced to fight a two-year-long, imaginary “war on women.”
This talking point was later used by David Gregory on “Meet the Press” against Todd Akin whom handled it less articulately than Romney. But the fault in that did not lie with Stephanopoulos; it rested solely at the feet of the RNC for approving a former Clinton White House operative and still loyal Clinton acolyte to moderate a GOP debate.
Whomever was in charge and agreed to that decision should be exiled to somewhere very far and very cold where only Sarah Palin can see them from her house.
Read more by Stephen Miller at Ricochet.com
He isn’t the great communicator, but his record, abilities, and the opponent’s situation mimic the 1980 race.
The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him.
There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible Walker candidacy for president. Most of those reasons can be summarized with two words: “Ronald Reagan.”
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
It’s an exciting time to be a conservative Republican! We now have the opportunity to show the citizens of Wisconsin that once again, they have chosen correctly. Republicans will now deliver on our promises to create jobs and reform government.
Once again, I have been honored and humbled by the constituents in the 63rd Assembly District to serve on their behalf in the Wisconsin State Assembly. It has been a privilege to represent Racine County for the past decade and I will continue to fight for the hard-working taxpayers of our area.
Thanks to the amazing turnout of conservatives across the state and the great Republican team lead by Governor Walker, Assembly Republicans grew its majority. The GOP won 63 Assembly seats, the largest Assembly Republican majority since 1957. All of our incumbents won re-election, Republicans won all of the former GOP seats, and we defeated three Democratic incumbents. Our incoming class of freshmen legislators stands at 18 representatives. That’s the second largest class since 1977. The largest was in 2011 with 25 new representatives. Together, we will work across the aisle to improve Wisconsin without compromising our conservative ideals. The 2015-2016 legislative session begins on Monday, January 5, 2015 with the inauguration of the 102nd Wisconsin State Legislature.
Read more by Speaker Robin J. Vos
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Walker voters definitively rejected all statewide opposition to his policies.
A massive rebuke to the state Democratic Party, its statist policies, and the unrelentingly vicious, negative campaign in which they engaged was delivered last night by the voters of Wisconsin. They re-elected Governor Scott Walker — by the largest margin yet — for the third time in four years.
Yet the win was much more substantial than that. Every Republican incumbent running in the state was re-elected. All but one statewide office (the largely ceremonial secretary of State) up for election was won by Republicans. The GOP picked up two Senate seats in the state legislature (giving the Republicans a 19:14 majority) and three seats in the state Assembly, where they had already enjoyed a more comfortable margin. And the new members make the majority considerably more conservative than it had been previously.
Here are the results with additional commentary:
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
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Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward recently went on the record with RebelPundit to deliver a message to black communities across the country.
By all signs, Americans are preparing to send Washington a clear message in the 2014 elections.
The question is, will Washington listen?
Republicans - poised to take control of Congress - should set our sights on three big goals to make Americans feel confident in their futures once again: jumpstart the economy, safeguard constitutional liberties, and strengthen our national security.
Here are ten critical priorities for the 2015 Congress:
First, embrace a big pro-jobs, growth agenda.
Read more by Sen. Ted Cruz at ToThePointNews.com
On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Effective at yearend, all slaves in Confederate-controlled territory would be “forever free.”
Ill-informed critics of the first Republican President Lincoln fault the Emancipation Proclamation for only freeing slaves in areas not yet under the control of the U.S. government, but — because of the Democratic Party’s resolute defense of slavery — the federal government had the necessary authority only over so-called “property” of the rebels.
Within two years, the Republican-controlled 38th Congress followed up this great advance by enacting the 13th Amendment, banning slavery throughout the nation.
From Michael Zak at Grand Old Partisan
Dear RPMC Members:
I would like to thank you for your dedication and loyalty to our community and the United States of America. I believe the strength of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County lies in the sharing of ideas and the desire to compassionately assist citizens in the quest of living the American dream. The tireless efforts of those who are committed in sharing your time, talents and treasures are greatly appreciated and admired.
It is imperative that we continue to volunteer our time to the community we love through a common sense approach. We have much to do in our community, as we strive to make Milwaukee County a “Great Place on a Great Lake”. Over the past several years we have rebuilt our relationship with our community. However, we must persist in the months and years to come to continue to elect Republicans that uphold the principles and values of the party of Abraham Lincoln.
Because there is so much at stake I am asking you to renew your membership in the Republican Party of Milwaukee County. We need you to continue to be an integral part of the grassroots efforts to Move Wisconsin Forward. The Republican Party of Milwaukee County continues to be an organization that shares the belief that all Americans should have the opportunity to reach their goals and dreams. We need your continued support!
Join us as we are energized and united in the efforts to strengthen our community, your membership in our county party ensures that you receive information on volunteering opportunities and events where we highlight our elected officials and share time with one another. By joining the county party, you will be able to attend and vote at the County caucus and the Republican Party State convention. Please be a part of the political process to change minds and hearts of all individuals to allow our community to grow stronger and become more economically sound.
If you haven’t yet, it’s easy to sign-up/renew your membership online, just go to this “YourPatriot” link. Please consider the 2-year membership option also. Please share your email with us on the renewal form. Also, consider an additional $14 donation for ongoing party building opportunities.
Chairman of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County
–SNIP– But let me give you a brief history of the Democratic Party, not according to me, but according to one of the most distinguished liberal American historians, Eric Foner, author of “A Short History of Reconstruction.”
I encourage you to read the whole book as you listen this week to the smug and self-righteous speeches in Charlotte. This is the history they don’t want you to know.
KKK’s first targets were Republicans – read how Democrats started the group in “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White”
Take note of this summation of Foner’s book: “In effect, the [Ku Klux] Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy. Its purposes were political in the broadest sense, for it sought to affect power relations, both public and private, throughout Southern society. It aimed to destroy the Republican Party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, re-establish control of the black labor force and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern Life.”
What occurs to me as I read these stunning words is how successful the Democratic Party has actually been in achieving those goals over the last 130 years. Today, it not only has “control of the black labor force,” it has control over the black vote – the very vote it sought to deny for most of those 130 years after the War Between the States.
Read more by Joseph Farah at WND.com