Donate: Which Conservative Cause?

In today’s current political climate there is a revival of sorts going on in the Conservative movement. It reminds me of the Second Great Awakening, where churches popped up on every corner clamoring for members to be baptized in a particular congregation. So when a new friend asked me about my thoughts on where to participate and donate to help the conservative vision it seemed like posting here was a good place to start.
Often I give to the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) Candidates directly: https://www.senateconservatives.com/races  I know SCF vets those they endorse. If a candidate lies to them and votes contrary to conservative principles, they revoke support for that candidate. That is why I check to see who’s who and to support those candidates in particular. Jim DeMint started SCF. It is a consistently conservative organization. 
I have donated to David Horowitz’s Freedom Center because there are many great thinkers and writers on FrontPageMag.com, and David has so many irons in the fire to assault the lies of the left. My last big donation was for the archival quality volumes of The Black Book of the American Left. I have been a big fan of his since the 1990’s.
Currently I am donating to Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) because it seems like Jim DeMint understands what needs to be done. I do so waiting to see what good he is bringing about. He is working to unite an army of activists in supporting honorable men and women. As CPI bears good fruit, I will be increasing that donation. 
As a Heritage Action Sentinel, my donations there began slowly and to be honest, my donation is embarrassingly minimal. 
By subscribing to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze and Mark Levin’s CRTV, I feel like my time and money is well spent being well educated about the things that matter most. I really believe in Glenn’s vision and am looking forward to increasing donations to his company, MercuryOne.org
 
A few years ago I decided to check myself from getting sucked into funding every good cause. There are many wonderful causes, groups, and sincere people doing marvelous things.  It was overwhelming. Therefore, I prayerfully made a conscious decision to reduce and simplify my life, and to know where to best donate.  In order to focus on what matters most to me, I choose to give more money to a few organizations. 
Hope these thoughts are helpful. 
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RINO Number 9: Orrin Hatch

For the Utah transplant, Orrin Hatch, who built his retirement out of taxpayer pockets:

Don’t let the door hit your backside on the way out. 

Take a look at Hatch’s Freedom Works Scorecard (only covers from 2005) to see how and when he chooses to be an alleged Republican. Of course, FreedomWorks, Conservative Review, and Heritage Action do not monitor the same bills so you really have to study each scorecard to see how and when he votes for a Republican vs Progressive agenda. (Note his 25% votes in 2007.) 

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The worst thing Orrin G. Hatch did, in 2017, was to not stand up for or with Senator Mike Lee when Mike stood his ground for the American people on HealthCare, quote:

“I don’t see him looking for a path to yes. It seems like he’s against everything right now,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). “That’s the way it looks to me. 

In my opinion, Hatch exposed himself as an arrogant sellout employing that which seemed like sophistry to discredit Mike Lee. Hatch will always and forever pale in comparison to the indomitable statesman, Senator Mike Lee.

Orrin G. Hatch will, no doubt, relish in the accolades and praise from other RINO’s and progressives from his forty years reign in living out of taxpayer pockets. And no doubt, Mike Lee will be far more gracious towards Hatch in this retirement phase than Hatch deserves as an esteemed colleague

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Buh-bye Jeff Flake

Why can Jeff Flake not simply shut his mouth and move on? Seriously. He has only himself to blame for the problems he has created. The divisiveness in politics he describes, considering he used the Senate Conservatives Fund to get elected and then flipped, is clearly of his own making.  

Ben Domenech from The Federalist explains in his article JEFF FLAKE AUTHENTICATES THE PARTY OF TRUMP (please, take the time to read the entire artcle):

“Flake is also one of the rare politicians whose brand changed dramatically. In the 2000s, he was a Jim DeMint ally who took a strong libertarian stand on several issues, and criticized the George W. Bush administration from that perspective. In the Senate, his brand shifted significantly – and not just because of the Gang of Eight.”

What is so absolutely frustrating is how does Jeff Flake not take ownership of his choices?  Seriously. How does he not see himself as the biggest part of his problem. 

Remember When….? Well I most certainly do, Jeff.

Oh, and then there is Flake’s scorecard to consider (scroll through all pages to see exactly what he voted for and against).

While I am at it, here are the top 25 Progressive Republicans in the House and Senate according to Conservative Review

Yeah. Jeff Flake, the number 8 most Progressive Republican in Congress, is doing the right thing by ending his campaign, therefore Buh-bye and I mean it in the most Conservative-Libertarian-Christian way. 

Levin: Jeff Flake is no Barry Goldwater. He’s a sellout liberal 

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So over Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

It appears the Obamarama Tactics are now being employed by the GOP Leadership. There seems to be an embracing of chaos happening as they work to “smirk and smile” while telling us they are acting to get things done…in a back room with no transparency. 

Yeah?

Like #FullRepeal? ….Not.

Like #DefundPP? ...Not.

Like #NoAmnesty for #IllegalImmigrants? uh, looking like a NOT.

And now Ryan flapping his soup coolers on #TaxReform?  

I will believe Ryan and McConnell when I see them actually whip the votes for 1) Full Repeal of Obamacare, 2)  End all funding to Planned Parenthood, and 3) Never give amnesty to illegals as the first real progress in tax reform. 

Dudes, seriously. It is all about #CutCapBalance the Budget if you truly want tax reform. 

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Now Hear This, GOP Fauxnies

Dear Progressive Republicans: 

When you attack the House Freedom Caucus, you attack me. When you attack Heritage Action,  you attack me. When you attack the Tea Party, you attack me. When you attack FreedomWorks, you attack me.

Now if you missed DANA on THE BLAZE tonight well, hear my voice too. (Dittos Dana) When I heard her go off in her monologue all I could think was, Yeah! Me too! 

Dana Loesch gives a passionate monologue about where the Freedom Caucus stands

And if you missed Mike Needham, then hear my voice too: 

And in the words of Chris Pandolfo, though directed at President Trump: What the Hell is Wrong With YOU!

Bottom line to all of you Progressive Republicans read , THE FREEDOM CAUCUS IS AN ALLY, NOT AN ENEMY IN DRAINING THE SWAMP by Genevieve Wood. 

As for me, well I’m all in for #SassyWithMassie and #DrainYOURswamp.

#Spit

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Pay through the nose

Today I got an email from Team Ryan HQ, info@speakerryan.com. Quote:

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Something big is coming.

In the next few days, our team will be making a huge announcement — something you’ll definitely want to know about.

Want to be the first to know? Sign up now.

Of course I signed up. I want to be one of the first to know what the next big thing is  for which Americans will pay through the nose.
Too bad Speaker Paul Ryan and my Congressman, Bill Posey, cannot be more like the indomitable Senator Mike Lee on #FullRepeal and The Laudable Pursuit as a #BetterWay.
After all, true principles of Conservatism implemented consistently are the only way to keep Americans free. 
 
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Ask PAUL RYAN Five Touchstone Questions

Dear House Freedom Caucus, Liberty Caucus, and American Voters:

Please use these FIVE TOUCHSTONE QUESTIONS to vet Republicans, especially those you deem worthy to become the Speaker of the House:

  1. What are you doing as a LEADER to cut taxes and spending and rein in the debt?
  2. What are you doing as a LEADER to limit the size and scope of the federal government and return authority to states and to the American people?
  3. What are you doing as a LEADER to get rid of Obamacare and promote health care solutions based on free enterprise, not government controls?
  4. What are you doing as a LEADER to protect America from foreign threats, secure the border, and develop a robust, principled foreign policy that puts America first?
  5. What are you doing as a LEADER to ensure that our judges and lawmakers uphold the Constitution of the United States, starting by halting executive overreach?

Then really vet the person’s voting record from a variety of consistently conservative sources because each scorecard has a variety of issues important to that organization:

  1. Conservative Review Scorecard
  2. Heritage Action Scorecard
  3. Freedom Works Scorecard – Libertarian

Paul Ryan, based upon his demands for full support for himself without a public commitment to promote Consistent Conservatism and protect Consistent Conservative Values, is not for me.

Now, IF Paul Ryan will COMMIT OPENLY to the House Freedom Caucus list of demands, then yes. I could be flipped to CAUTIOUSLY support him. But in the back of my mind I worry if  he will pull a Boehner-McConnell deception because of the Ryan Record. In the back of my mind I will always have this question: Will Ryan support and work with Ted Cruz or will he support Progressives against Consistent Conservative Values?

Here is what I expect out of a Speaker of the House for the Majority Party: Leadership.