Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on a conference call organized by Karl Rove’s Crossroads organization for large donors and their advisers on Oct. 30 that the Tea Party movement, in his view, is a “nothing but a bunch of bullies” that he plans to “punch … in the nose.”
Just remember one thing Mr. McConnell -- when you decide to "punch them in the nose" the response may be to give you a nice knee in the nuts.
And in my opinion, that's just the beginning of what you, and other socialists who like to claim you're "Republicans", deserve.
Politically, not physically, of course.
Ps: Shunning in your home town -- and everywhere else -- works too.
Well now this is stupid.
Reid has rammed through a change to the Senate rules that essentially bars filibusters for judicial nominees.
This will allow the Democrats to get through some of Obama's justices. That's good for him, right?
But with the Obamacare disaster unfolding and the employer mandate coming in 2015 that will cause roughly half of all employer-sponsored plans to terminate six weeks before the midterm elections, not to mention the existing anger on Obamacare through society in general, there is a very high probability that the Democrats will lose the Senate next year.
The math works against them too; there are 20 Democrat and 15 Republican seats that have to be defended next year, and right now the seats in danger of being flipped are nearly all Democrat.
Of course it's early and surprises can always happen in politics, but this move by Reid looks to be one he's rather likely to live to regret, as a Republican Congress (both Houses) will present a special problem for Democrats come 2016 should whoever tries to ride Obama's coattails find that're laced with nightshade due to the diaster of Obamacare and another market and economic crash -- both of which are high-probability events in the coming three years, simply on the timelines.
This guy should have known better -- maybe he ought to talk to me sometime....
I’m not sure how he was nominated, but Adrian Wyllie claims to be the Libertarian Party nominee for governor of Florida in next year’s election. He addressed the St. Johns County tea party meeting Tuesday night at the Village Inn on U.S. 1 North.
He wasn't nominated. That's not how it works -- you declare, and if there is more than one there is a primary. The same way it works for everyone else. But be that as it may....
The audience at the Village Inn was about equally split between Tea Partiers and libertarians. Wyllie’s presentation was well done but consisted of mostly “red meat” for the libertarians present.
I introduced myself as an activist Republican and asked why, since he knew he could not win the seat next November, would he want to see a Democrat elected versus a Republican. He said it did not matter whether Scott or Crist was elected since they both were progressive liberals. I also asked why he did not enter the Republican primary race to unseat Scott instead of using a third party ticket. His answer was interesting in that he said the Florida Republican Party would ‘”corrupt” him. Curious?
Oh, that's a good one.
Look, let's put some history on this, eh? As a former part of the Libertarian Party and a former EC member who quit in disgust and chronicled it all right here let's just make this single-sentence style clear: The Libertarians have steadfastly refused to put the economic issues that matter front and center on their ticket and run on them and as a result do not deserve your support.
Adrian Wyllie, as former chair of the Florida Party, is personally chargeable in this regard in that he was a strident backer of the Gary Johnson stage show -- a stage show in which Mr. Johnson was repeatedly challenged by myself and others on what were flat-out lies, first privately and then when he tried to run them publicly.
One such claim was that government "shrank" when he was governor -- when in fact the per-person debt carried by the state during his tenure did not shrink or remain constant, it rose.
Nor did spending shrink -- it instead rose, both in gross and on a per-person basis.
In short Gary Johnson lied and Adrian Wyllie supported him despite those lies.
Indeed, that support continued even after his infamous stage show at the Florida Libertarian convention where I was in attendance as a voting member. Remember this?
Now Wyllie wants to be governor. That's nice.
But through all of the previous campaign and my time in association with the party he steadfastly refused to focus on the economic matters that were and remain pressing -- specifically, the growth in health care and its impact on the budget.
Indeed it was a complete waste of time to try to get him, or the state party generally, to focus on that which matters because of the simple reality of arithmetic and exponents. After all, gay rights are far more important than whether anyone, gays included, has enough to eat!
So long as the Libertarian Party continues to refuse to address the singular issue that in fact is responsible for the destruction of the American Middle Class, continues to support such destruction (as with their "free and open border and trade" crap while refusing to stand firm against the monopoly structures put in place in health care and elsewhere) and puts dope smoking and pride-flag waving ahead of actual free and open competition, despite their slogans and bull****, Bob Velt is exactly right.
But the truly sad part is that the Republican party refuses to take up the fiscal issue as well.
It seems as though politicians, irrespective of their particular political "brand", are simply incapable of dealing with -- or telling -- the truth.
We get the candidates and political parties we deserve -- and tolerate.
PS: Note that I did not comment on whether or not Virginia really was thrown to a Democrat due to the Libertarian candidate's presence. It is not in dispute that he took a crap-ton of money from a known Democrat bundler and that this smells about as bad as it gets. But what's not known is where the actual votes he got came from, or what the outcome would have been had he not been on the ticket. Note that gay marriage and dope smoking are not typically Republican talking points, so one does have to wonder. But that debate is immaterial to the central point of my missive, which is that I'd rather vote for Beelzebub than Adrian Wyllie.
I don't know what I generally think of this guy, but I do know this -- he's a politician.
How do I know? He just lied, big, in this spam email I received.
Okaloosa County, FL –
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Henry Kelley recently traveled to the Florida House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice to speak in favor of our 2nd Amendment rights.
A large group traveled from Okaloosa to speak on the matter, and here Henry is organizing the group prior to entering the Florida Capitol.
Citing the drop in violent crime since the implementation of the "Stand Your Ground" law in 2005, Henry Kelley stood up on the record when it mattered for the 2nd Amendment.
Gun laws matter at a local level. Leon County (the home of the Capitol of Florida in Tallahassee) is considering a local anti-gun ordinance.
Read the details here: (http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Hundreds-Make-it-Clear-to-County-Commission-Dont-Mess-with-Gun-Laws-230926251.html
"I will never, as your County Commissioner, support a single ordinance that in any way infringes on our 2nd Amendment rights here in Okaloosa County", said Henry.
For more information, contact Henry@electhenry.com
Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Henry Kelley, Republican, for Okaloosa County Commissioner District 4
That's funny, because the Florida Statutes say:
790.33 Field of regulation of firearms and ammunition preempted.—(1) PREEMPTION.—Except as expressly provided by the State Constitution or general law, the Legislature hereby declares that it is occupying the whole field of regulation of firearms and ammunition, including the purchase, sale, transfer, taxation, manufacture, ownership, possession, storage, and transportation thereof, to the exclusion of all existing and future county, city, town, or municipal ordinances or any administrative regulations or rules adopted by local or state government relating thereto. Any such existing ordinances, rules, or regulations are hereby declared null and void.(2) POLICY AND INTENT.—(a) It is the intent of this section to provide uniform firearms laws in the state; to declare all ordinances and regulations null and void which have been enacted by any jurisdictions other than state and federal, which regulate firearms, ammunition, or components thereof; to prohibit the enactment of any future ordinances or regulations relating to firearms, ammunition, or components thereof unless specifically authorized by this section or general law; and to require local jurisdictions to enforce state firearms laws.(b) It is further the intent of this section to deter and prevent the violation of this section and the violation of rights protected under the constitution and laws of this state related to firearms, ammunition, or components thereof, by the abuse of official authority that occurs when enactments are passed in violation of state law or under color of local or state authority.(3) PROHIBITIONS; PENALTIES.—(a) Any person, county, agency, municipality, district, or other entity that violates the Legislature’s occupation of the whole field of regulation of firearms and ammunition, as declared in subsection (1), by enacting or causing to be enforced any local ordinance or administrative rule or regulation impinging upon such exclusive occupation of the field shall be liable as set forth herein.(b) If any county, city, town, or other local government violates this section, the court shall declare the improper ordinance, regulation, or rule invalid and issue a permanent injunction against the local government prohibiting it from enforcing such ordinance, regulation, or rule. It is no defense that in enacting the ordinance, regulation, or rule the local government was acting in good faith or upon advice of counsel.(c) If the court determines that a violation was knowing and willful, the court shall assess a civil fine of up to $5,000 against the elected or appointed local government official or officials or administrative agency head under whose jurisdiction the violation occurred.(d) Except as required by applicable law, public funds may not be used to defend or reimburse the unlawful conduct of any person found to have knowingly and willfully violated this section.(e) A knowing and willful violation of any provision of this section by a person acting in an official capacity for any entity enacting or causing to be enforced a local ordinance or administrative rule or regulation prohibited under paragraph (a) or otherwise under color of law shall be cause for termination of employment or contract or removal from office by the Governor.(f) A person or an organization whose membership is adversely affected by any ordinance, regulation, measure, directive, rule, enactment, order, or policy promulgated or caused to be enforced in violation of this section may file suit against any county, agency, municipality, district, or other entity in any court of this state having jurisdiction over any defendant to the suit for declaratory and injunctive relief and for actual damages, as limited herein, caused by the violation. A court shall award the prevailing plaintiff in any such suit:1. Reasonable attorney’s fees and costs in accordance with the laws of this state, including a contingency fee multiplier, as authorized by law; and2. The actual damages incurred, but not more than $100,000.Interest on the sums awarded pursuant to this subsection shall accrue at the legal rate from the date on which suit was filed.
So Henry Kelly proclaimed that he would not do something that he is legally prohibited from doing, that were he to attempt it would subject him to penalty, and which penalty he would be forced to personally defend against and, should he lose, pay the fine for, including statutory civil damages.
If the commissioners in Leon County want to bloviate, pass void ordnances and expose themselves to lawsuits which they will then be required to defend with their own money, they will lose, and then they will have to pay all the damages with their own money as well -- LET THEM.
Isn't it great political theater when a nice guy like Henry Kelly says he'll stand up for something he is legally required to do?
Mr. Kelly may well be a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. And were he running for State office -- the State House or Senate -- it would matter immensely, because the Legislature might change this section of the law. That would be a very bad thing indeed.
But while it's nice to know that Mr. Kelly supports the 2nd Amendment in the context of the County Commission, the office he seeks, it is utterly immaterial what he thinks since the County Commission has a void capacity to infringe in the rights of the people of Florida when it comes to firearms, and should it try to do so anyway Mr. Kelly would be personally exposed to lawsuit and any such ordnance he voted for would be void.
So says the black-letter law.
If you fold Boehner, you're done.
Your party is done.
It's finished, and not just from my point of view either.
Those of us who have seen you as the "lesser of evils" no longer do. We now see you as equally if not more evil, because you will do material and intentional harm to the nation for no benefit.
You either stick to your guns here and now, or you are slitting your own political throat and that of the Republican Party, guaranteeing Speaker Pelosi after the midterm elections.
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