Term Limits and why I support CPI

In case you missed Jim DeMint on The Byron York Show #20: Jim DeMint–Remember Him?–Talks Biden, Pelosi, Trump please listen to it. Pay special attention beginning at the 12:00 minute mark.

Jim did what he said he would do which was to step down at the end of two terms. He has always been a proponent for #TermLimits. He is the Chairman of Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI).  And Jim, for his term limit example, is one of many reasons why I donate monthly to CPI. 

I believe in #TermLimits. And here is how I put my money where my mouth is:

 

Imagine Your Name Here,

My name is Jody and like you, I am a Patriot and a member of the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI). 

As an Active Duty Air Force Spouse, I am a monthly donor to the Conservative Partnership Institute and I’d like to share with you why I donate and invite you to consider doing the same. 

After working for many years to get and keep Conservatives in office, it has been disheartening to see so many men and women immediately forget their campaign promises. Even worse, too many have become part of the Swamp machine. 

It is infuriating how the Washington Establishment uses every carrot and stick in the book to corrupt good men and women.

Like you, I am continually encouraged as I watch CPI’s mission unfold. 

CPI’s mission is to support conservatives on Capitol Hill and help teach them how to become more effective in advancing our shared values. More importantly, CPI helps keep good people oriented toward and steeped in the foundational principles of good governance.

When Senator Jim DeMint was in Congress he saw first-hand exactly how the Establishment keeps conservative policy victories from being achieved. 

He identified three key areas where the Establishment was hamstringing Conservatives:  

1. Most Congressional staff were establishment stooges not conservative fighters. 

2. Very few Members of Congress or their staff knew how to use Congressional rules to advance conservative policies. 

3. Conservatives – by and large – were not unified in purpose.

I loved that CPI was created to address each of these specific obstacles and  it’s exciting to know that Jim DeMint and his staff do the following to effect change: 

1. Surround Members of Congress with conservative staff who are dedicated to the same principles as their boss. 

2. Train Congressional staff and Congressmen in the tactical skills and parliamentary procedure necessary to advance our shared conservative values. 

3. Unite the conservative movement by providing office and meeting space to over two dozen conservative organizations and Members of Congress. It is thrilling to see how they are literally bringing the conservative movement together under one roof. 

Over the last two years CPI has proved to be one of the most effective and truly conservative organizations in Washington, D.C. 

I love this quote from House Freedom Caucus Congressman Ken Buck, and it’s a key reason why I contribute monthly to CPI: 

“CPI is the only organization providing weapon’s grade trainings on the tactics required to advance good conservative policy. My staff and I are more effective because of CPI’s trainings.” 

(Your Name Here), by donating monthly, you and I ensure that CPI has the ability to provide these critical resources to our fighters in Congress. 

Will you please join me in making a monthly donation to the Conservative Partnership Institute, even if it is only $5 a month? (And if you can give more, please do!) 

Sincerely, 

Jody Wardell 
CPI Monthly Donor 

I know I posted this email solicitation the other day but reading about #TermLimitsLegislation today made me want to place emphasis on CPI as a way to move members of Congress and staff members in that direction. We are the bottom up. Congress is the top down. CPI can help open an effectual door with our support. 

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Back on the blog, Baby!

After a bit of a hiatus I am back, Baby! I feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Another move is done. Sierra Vista, Arizona is now home, with the mountains around me, the high plains desert beauty, the blue sky, the smiling sunshine beating down on my face. The wind is probably my favorite thing, well at least there is a gentle breeze most days. Even this year’s Monsoon season is fabulous. The thunder and lightening is spectacular.

With the changes that have been going on in my life and the next election cycle around the corner, it has been on my mind to get back into blogging. Thanks to one of my favorite organizations, the Conservative Parternship Institute (CPI), a request came my way to submit a fundraising email. It is posted below. I am thankful to Sean for inviting me to write my thoughts, serving as the catalyst needed to get back to the keyboard.

Imagine Your Name Here,

My name is Jody and like you, I am a Patriot and a member of the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI). 

As an Active Duty Air Force Spouse, I am a monthly donor to the Conservative Partnership Institute and I’d like to share with you why I donate and invite you to consider doing the same. 

After working for many years to get and keep Conservatives in office, it has been disheartening to see so many men and women immediately forget their campaign promises. Even worse, too many have become part of the Swamp machine. 

It is infuriating how the Washington Establishment uses every carrot and stick in the book to corrupt good men and women.

Like you, I am continually encouraged as I watch CPI’s mission unfold. 

CPI’s mission is to support conservatives on Capitol Hill and help teach them how to become more effective in advancing our shared values. More importantly, CPI helps keep good people oriented toward and steeped in the foundational principles of good governance.

When Senator Jim DeMint was in Congress he saw first-hand exactly how the Establishment keeps conservative policy victories from being achieved. 

He identified three key areas where the Establishment was hamstringing Conservatives:  

1. Most Congressional staff were establishment stooges not conservative fighters. 

2. Very few Members of Congress or their staff knew how to use Congressional rules to advance conservative policies. 

3. Conservatives – by and large – were not unified in purpose.

I loved that CPI was created to address each of these specific obstacles and  it’s exciting to know that Jim DeMint and his staff do the following to effect change: 

1. Surround Members of Congress with conservative staff who are dedicated to the same principles as their boss. 

2. Train Congressional staff and Congressmen in the tactical skills and parliamentary procedure necessary to advance our shared conservative values. 

3. Unite the conservative movement by providing office and meeting space to over two dozen conservative organizations and Members of Congress. It is thrilling to see how they are literally bringing the conservative movement together under one roof. 

Over the last two years CPI has proved to be one of the most effective and truly conservative organizations in Washington, D.C. 

I love this quote from House Freedom Caucus Congressman Ken Buck, and it’s a key reason why I contribute monthly to CPI: 

“CPI is the only organization providing weapon’s grade trainings on the tactics required to advance good conservative policy. My staff and I are more effective because of CPI’s trainings.” 

(Your Name Here), by donating monthly, you and I ensure that CPI has the ability to provide these critical resources to our fighters in Congress. 

Will you please join me in making a monthly donation to the Conservative Partnership Institute, even if it is only $5 a month? (And if you can give more, please do!) 

Sincerely, 

Jody Wardell 
CPI Monthly Donor 

Deactivating Facebook: Focus on CPI

Wow. When I hit that button and deactivated Facebook I sighed in joy and relief. Immediately it felt like it was a great decision to take time off of it for a season. 

My new focus in the interim is to keep up with the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) founded by the Honorable Jim DeMint. I am really excited about CPI’s vested interest in supporting true Conservative ideas. Even more so, I am thrilled at how CPI plans to work with members of Congress and Conservative organizations to work together on pressing forward with those ideas. 

If you have not yet donated to CPI then you are hereby personally invited to support the cause. Click here to donate online or you can download a copy of the donor form to send in a check.

 

 

Earmarks: Let them die with Death Tax

The Republican Leadership needs to stop yammering on about the Tax Cut and Jobs Act already. 

  1. Tax Cuts were not permanent.
  2. It was a sorely incomplete package to begin with.
  3. There is still so much more that needs to be done to make it #RealTaxReform permanently!  

And now, with all of the antics going on regarding bring back earmarks it makes me wonder if the Progressive Republican Leadership (PRL)  is using self-praise as a smokescreen. Else why keep tweeting on and on after a barely decent bill is passed, as though the PRL saved the people with a measly, not permanent tax cut? 

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It’s Tea Party Time Florida

My Congressman seems to be pretty set on a path of what he claims a Libertarian bent so I thought it wise to post his Scorecards, the ones that matter most to me, here: 

  1. Conservative Review: BILL POSEY in office since 2009
  2. Heritage Action: Bill Posey, Florida, District 8

 

Who is even worse is Sweet Ol’ Bill Nelson, my misguided F-rated senator. Do not even get me started. Facts speak for themselves: 

  1. Conservative Review: Bill Nelson in office since 2001
  2. Heritage Action: Bill Nelson, Florida

 

I have been following Conservative Partnership Institute. They send me a list of “top stories Conservatives are following” for the week: 

Just makes me want to shake my head and roll my eyes. Not at Conservatives but at the state of the nation in my lifetime. In my teens I could never have imagined things would be such a mess, so turned inside out. 

The Senate, for years has been a problem when it comes to the watchcare needed to preserve the Constitution. I am so sick of the liars in the Senate. I am sick of them attacking honorable men like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. 

That leads me to share the following serials with you from GlennBeck.com, as a measuring stick for the politicians in your neck of the woods: 

  1. Progressive Liars Part I: Fear and Hope 
  2. Progressive Liars Part II: German Roots 
  3. Progressive Liars Part III: Margaret Sanger
  4. Progressive Liars Part IV: Woodrow Wilson
  5. Progressive Liars Part V: Prohibition
  6. Progressive Liars Part VI: FDR Part I
  7. Progressive Liars Part VII: FDR Part II
  8. Progressive Liars Part VIII: FDR Part III

That takes me to Jenny Beth Martin and the Tea Party Patriots. I really like how the TPPatrios have never lost vision. Jenny Beth is still out there fighting the good fight. Be sure to check out her Journal.

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Looks like help is on the way

When I got an email from Wesley Denton, Senior Director of Communications for Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI), and it was filled with encouraging quotes and links to great information, it was as though I could hear the Cavalry horn a blowing.

PULLED DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL:

Below is a roundup of some of the best media coverage and interviews from CPI’s launch:

FOX & FRIENDS (VIDEO): DeMint Unveils a New Conservative Partnership Institute

AXIOS: DeMint to launch “support system” for conservative members
Think of it as a one-stop shop to create more members like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul — conservatives who have built strong networks and staffs… DeMint says his non-profit will help conservative members fill their offices with true conservative staffers; coach their teams on policy, legislative procedure and communications; and introduce new members to the people they need to know in the conservative movement, on Capitol Hill, and in the White House…. Corrigan, who will be CPI’s executive director, is impeccably connected in the movement, on the Hill and inside the Trump Administration. 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW: Jim DeMint’s new conservative group is exactly what we need
Conservatives on Capitol Hill are excited. “The Conservative Partnership Institute will provide a critical bridge between conservatives on Capitol Hill and policy experts in the field. Senator DeMint and his team offer decades of experience serving in the conservative movement and fighting on Capitol Hill,” said Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows… Organizations like CPI are needed now more than ever. It’s time to give conservative members of Congress the support they need to help President Trump fulfill his promise to drain the D.C. swamp.

FOX BUSINESS (VIDEO): DeMint launches initiative to push more Republicans to the right
Former South Carolina lawmaker Jim DeMint said once conservatives get to Congress they have no support system. “Once you get here, you are in a fox hole, everybody is firing at you, everything in Washington is pushing you against your conservative principles,” he told Neil Cavuto on FOX Business. The former Republican senator has launched an effort to help them succeed.

POLITICO: DeMint launches new group to boost conservatives in Washington
Former Sen. Jim DeMint will serve as chairman of the new Conservative Partnership Institute to fortify the presence of conservatives in Washington, he said in a news release Tuesday, adding that he thinks the status quo is hindering the development of conservative lawmakers and staffers… DeMint’s announcement received praise from Senate and House Republicans. “No conservative leader is more trusted than Jim DeMint on Capitol Hill, and his staff is second to none in rock solid conservative principles,” Sen. Mike Lee of Utah said.

 

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Best news of the day: JIM is BACK!

This was the biggest ray of sunshine as the McCONnell MTP charade presses forward. Jim DeMint is back and back in the best way possible. 

And not a moment too soon! 

Earlier today the Nancy Pelosi Democrats in the Senate voted to advance their vicious attacks in support of #ObamacareHell. 

Millions of taxpayers are absolutely repulsed and disgusted. Millions in the middle class are terrified at having lost their healthcare plans and being forced into Progressive’s #SinglePayerHell.
 
Unfortunately, the cowardly Progressives never regret trading American lives for an Obamacare victory. They just keep on pretending government is the fix when Obamacare is only good for the rich, the well-connected and a handful of wealthy power brokers, like Nancy Pelosi. 
 
If there was ever a time for you to join the fight for Full Repeal — it’s now. Now is the time to tell the Senate: We Want Full Repeal of Obamacare Hell. It is high time to end the Pelosi-Progressive conflict. 
 
By midnight Wednesday, July 26th, I need 3,000 grassroots Constitutional  Conservatives to stand with me.
 
Can I count on you to rush $1 to support Mike Lee for Senate and Chris Herrod for Congress until the Conservative Partnership Institute has a donation page up and running?  

Or donate here to directly help a vetted Constitutional Conservative of your choice.

Additional Reading: 
  1. The Mike Lee Moment
  2. You’re Going to Like This Guy: Chris Herrod Looks Like a Good Replacement for Jason Chaffetz

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