Saturday, March 06, 2010

Victoria Jackson: "There's a Communist living in the White House"

You have got to watch this! This is so very cleaver and laugh-out-loud funny. Saturday Night Live star Victoria Jackson list the radical connections of President Obama and all the while is cute and funny while doing it.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Three Davidson County GOP Summits this Saturday

Green Hills Grassroots Summit
Republicans, Conservatives & All Who Want to Help
Build a Better Community and Nation!
sponsored by the Davidson County Republican Party
Saturday, March 6 10AM -11AM
Green Hills Public Library

3701 Benham Avenue Nashville, TN 37215

Special Speaker:
Tn. House Rep. Beth Harwell
House member since 1988 &
Chair of the Commerce Committee

For further information, please contact
Bob Schwartz, Membership Chairman, DCRP
at 419-9615 or


at The Madison

"Eggs & Bacon Summit"
(Dutch Treat)

A meeting to strategize, organize & unify

Sponsored by the Davidson County Republican Party

Saturday, March 6, 2010
8:30 am Dutch treat breakfast - 9 am meeting
721 Madison Square Shopping Center
Gallatin Road

Guest Speaker:

Jane Ferrell of The Tennessee Energy Forum
speaking on Cap and Trade


Former Metro Councilman Rod Williams

speaking on Organizing for Election Victory

Please join us! Help us make a difference.



“Eggs & Bacon Summit ”
(Dutch treat)

A meeting to strategize, organize & unify

Sponsored by the Davidson County Republican Party

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dutch treat breakfast 8:30 am, meeting 9 am.

Black Jack Marina, Riverside Drive, Old Hickory , TN

Guest Speaker

State Representative Susan Lynn, House District 57

Guest – SEC Committeeman, Nathan James

State Senate District 21 Candidate, Charles Williamson, House District 53

Please join us! Help us make a difference in 2010.

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A final vote on health reform

I just got this email from the President. The suspense is over. The final march has begun. After the phony dog and pony show of Blair House where Mr. President met with John, Marsha, Lamar and all his subjects, he has given his orders to ram it through. I thought you might find it interesting how he is presenting this to his loyal troops. The type in bold face in the following email is the emphasis of the President. Remember, I get email from the President so you won't have to. Rod

Friend --Last Thursday's first-of-its-kind summit capped off a debate that has lasted nearly a year. Every idea has now been put on the table. Every argument has been made. Both parties agree that the status quo is unacceptable and gets more dire each day. Today, I want to state as clearly and forcefully as I know how: Now is the time to make a decision about the future of health care in America.

The final proposal I've put forward draws on the best ideas from all sides, including several put forward by Republicans at last week's summit. It will put Americans in charge of their own health care, ensuring that neither government nor insurance company bureaucrats can ration, deny, or put out of financial reach the care our families need and deserve.

I strongly believe that Congress now owes the American people a final vote on health care reform. Reform has already passed the House with bipartisan support and the Senate with a super-majority of sixty votes. Now it deserves the same kind of up-or-down vote that has been routinely used and has passed such landmark measures as welfare reform and both Bush tax cuts.

Earlier today, I asked leaders in both houses of Congress to finish their work and schedule a vote in the next few weeks. From now until then, I will do everything in my power to make the case for reform. And now, I'm asking you, the members of the Organizing for America community, to raise your voice and do the same.The final march for reform has begun, and your participation is crucial. Please commit to join with me to take reform across the finish line.

Essentially, my proposal would change three things about the current health care system:

First, it would protect all Americans from the worst practices of insurance companies. Never again will the mother with breast cancer have her coverage revoked, see her premiums arbitrarily raised, or be forced to live in fear that a pre-existing condition will bar her from future coverage.

Second, my proposal would give individuals and small businesses the same choice of private health insurance that members of Congress get for themselves. And my proposal says that if you still can't afford the insurance in this new marketplace, we will offer you tax credits based on your income -- tax credits that add up to the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history.

Finally, my proposal would bring down the cost of health care for everyone -- families, businesses, and the federal government -- and bring down our deficit by as much as $1 trillion over the next two decades. These savings mean businesses small and large will finally be freed up to create jobs and increase wages. With costs currently skyrocketing, reform is vital to remaining economically strong in the years and decades to come.

In the few crucial weeks ahead, you can help make sure this proposal becomes law. Please sign up to join the Organizing for America campaign in the final march for reform:

When I talked about change on the campaign, this is what I was talking about: coming together to solve a huge problem that has been troubling America for 100 years and standing up to the special interests to deliver a brighter, smarter future for generations to come.

I look forward to signing this historic reform into law. And when I do, it will be because your organizing played an essential role in making change possible.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Davidson GOP to make run for Tennessee House seats

By Nate Rau • THE TENNESSEAN • March 2, 2010
A reinvigorated Davidson County Republican Party has lined up candidates to run for the state House of Representatives this fall, presenting a potential challenge to Democratic incumbents unaccustomed to defending their seats against strong candidates.

Comment: The Party is invigorated. A lot of people are working hard to build the Party. There is an excitement in the air and we are having a lot of fun. We have some really great candidates. I really believe the Party can become competitive in Davidson County. I think we can win some elections!

Democrats can no longer take Davidson County for granted. I urge you to get active and help make Nashville a two-Party town. Start attending the "Egg and Bacon summits" and meet our candidates and learn what you can do to help build the Party. Join a Republican or conservative independent group and network with like-minded people and stay motivated and stay informed. These Republicans running for office are going to need a lot of help. Volunteers are needed to work the phone banks and man the polls and campaign for candidates. There is plenty to do. Would you like to start a Republican group in your community? We will show you how. Have you ever thought about running for office? Don't keep it a secret. You can make a difference. Get involved!

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Monday, March 01, 2010

The Blair House Health Care Summit comic book

Health care summit cartoon
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1st Tuesday: Mayor BILL HASLAM returns

Bill Haslam

The 2010 campaign to become the Republican nominee for GOVERNOR has shifted gears. The candidates are covering the state, events are taking place, the ad wars have just begun ... AND candidates are making their way back to speak at 1ST TUESDAY...
For our next meeting - on Tuesday, MARCH 2nd we welcome the return of Knoxville Mayor BILL HASLAM. Unfortunately this event is at capacity. You may be able to get on a waiting list.

First Tuesday is a great event and occurs the first Tuesday of every month. The meal is only $15 and annual membership fee is $20. The food is good, the location is the Law Offices of Waller/Lansden on the 27th floor of 511 Union Street with a panoramic view of the city. The official program is exactly one hour long, starting promptly at noon and ending at 1PM, so one can go to this event and not miss much time from work. Parking is convenient and cheap. This is a great opportunity to network and hear important speakers. I highly recommend joining First Tuesday.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Marsha Blackburn: Allow insurance shopping across state lines.

I want health care reform. I want it because the system we have simply is not sustainable. The trajectory we are on will bankrupt the nation and leave more and more people without health care if something is not done.

I also want it because I want people to be free from being forced to work jobs they hate simply for the insurance. Too many people feel chained to their desk by the insurance their employer provides for them. For many people the most important aspect of a job is not the work they will do or the pay they will earn but the insurance. Your employer should no more provide your health insurance than they should your homeowners or auto insurance. Your employer should no more provide your health insurance than they should your housing or pay you in script that is only redeemable at the company store.

Most importantly, I want health care reform because someone very close to me who I love very dearly cannot get insurance due to having a preexisting condition. I see the anguish this situation causes and the worry and fear of living without coverage and the threat to the health of this good person.

I am not alone in wanting health care reform. I run in Republican, conservative, and libertarian circles and I have yet to meet a single person who does not want health care reform. We differ on what kind of reform we want. The other side wants to take over 17% of the economy and greatly expand government control; this side wants common-sense reform that will use market forces and empower the individual to achieve the same desirable results.

One of the things our side thinks will go a long way toward reforming health care is to allow individuals to purchase insurance across state lines. In this clip from the Blair House Health Care Summit, Representative Marsha Blackburn argues that robust competition will lower insurance cost. She argues that we should empower patients by giving them the ability to buy insurance products that fit their needs. She says people are tired of being forced to buy insurance they don’t want. She says to avoid the premium acceleration of the type we are seeing in California, Californians should be allowed to go to Oregon where they can buy a policy for 25% less. Watch the clip:

In this article, First Step: Allow shopping across state border, which appears in today’s Tennessean, Representative Blackburn further makes the case for empowering patients through expanding markets and increasing completion.

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Another Update on what others are saying about Ron Paul's CPAC victory

The boos, Ron Paul in his own words, and Morning Joe commentary:

The Next Right, Why Ron Paul's CPAC Victory is Good for the Movement. In terms of organizing, conservatives can learn a lot from libertarians. Online, the moneybomb concept originally pioneered during the Ron Paul campaign has started to work for more conventional Republicans like Scott Brown.

The 2008 Ron Paul campaign can be compared to the 1988 Pat Robertson campaign in helping a movement find its way into the Republican Party and thus establishing itself as a permanent fixture in the party. Like Robertson, Paul did not come anywhere near capturing the nomination, but the influence of Christian conservatives -- and now libertarians -- endures.

Rush Limbaugh: All I'll tell you is that any organization that has a straw poll vote on who the party presidential candidate ought to be and comes up with Ron Paul is not an organization of conservatives. I just tell you. Something's haywire there. I know the Ron Paul people go in there, but they had been attendees to get in there. Ron Paul winning a straw poll at a conservative conference?

Carpe Diem, Dr Paul! by Mark R. Crovelli at Lew Ron Paul’s stunning landslide victory in the CPAC straw poll is an event that cannot be allowed to go to waste. Political moments this ripe are about as rare as the California condor, and Ron Paul would do us all an incalculable service if he would seize the day, and declare his intention to run in the 2012 presidential election. He needs to do this right now. Not next month, not next year, but now.

Jamie Weinstien columnists at Town Hall: Paul was received like a rock star at CPAC. Attendees burst into applause at various times throughout his speech, must notably when he stated that America should “end the Fed.” Who knew that so many people not only had a strong grasp of monetary policy, but also found monetary policy an exciting political issue?

Paul’s victory in the CPAC straw poll is likely not reflective of how he would do in the Republican primary. It is reflective, however, of the concern of many CPACers, and Americans as a whole, of the ballooning deficits and out of control spending in Washington.

Red State points out, "only 2,395 CPAC registrants voted in the CPAC poll. It’s the largest number of votes in CPAC straw polling history, but but less than 25% of the total turnout at CPAC" and "48% of the votes cast were from students."

Paul Mulshine of The Star Ledger at writes, "It's encouraging to see that this convention of self-identified conservatives has finally tapped into the true American conservative tradition of small government and limited powers running back through Barry Goldwater to Robert Taft and of course Washington and Jefferson." He says Paul will be a "major force in 2012."

The Huffington Post says, "What it portends for a possible 2012 presidential run is anyone's guess. Paul had a similar cult-like following during the 2008 election, only to garner a relatively small chunk of the actual vote."

The Politico says, "Paul’s victory renders a straw poll that was already lightly contested among the likely 2012 GOP hopefuls all but irrelevant, as the 74-year-old Texan is unlikely to be a serious contender for his party’s nomination." And, points out "CPAC organizers were plainly embarrassed by the results." Politico also points out that the result was greeted by boos when the result was announced.

National Review OnLine reports: "There may have been some boos, but Paul was by far one of the more popular speakers at CPAC this year. “End the Fed!” was one of most-heard chants and his “Campaign for Liberty” group was everywhere. Heck, a lot of the time, it seemed like they, not the American Conservative Union, was CPAC’s host. Even Ann Coulter, who drew a huge crowd herself, felt compelled to give a shout out to Paul-mania, saying she agreed with everything he stands for outside of foreign policy — a statement met with cheers."

Real Clear Politics says, "the sense that Paul supporters flooded the vote will lead other Republican presidential water-testers to easily discount the results. A straw poll that will be conducted at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this April in New Orleans will be taken much more seriously among those involved with and eagerly watching the presidential sweepstakes."

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