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.
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.
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?
- The Mike Lee Moment
- You’re Going to Like This Guy: Chris Herrod Looks Like a Good Replacement for Jason Chaffetz
The Ryan-McConnell tag team has just about worn out their welcome as far as I am concerned. This nightmare they have perpetuated with AHCA and now BCRA is shameful. Senator Mike Lee’s opinion, The Missing Ingredient in BCRA: Humility is absolutely spot on and that is why I am going to begin focusing on the solution makers, not the Progressive Republican Leadership.
Also stuck in my mind is this quote from JimDeMint when he and Glenn Beck had a great conversation about Jim joining with the Convention of States organization:
“But I’ve also realized that no matter what happens, no matter who we elect, Congress is never going to stop spending. That they’re going to keep spending and creating debt, until we have some kind of crisis or meltdown. And our Founders knew that that was a possibility, that they gave us the fire alarm on the wall, to break the glass and pull the lever. And that’s in Article V of the Constitution, where they’ve said the states could come together and propose amendments to the Constitution. In this case, we have to get the states to force the federal government to have physical restraint. To limited jurisdiction. And hopefully even to term limit members of Congress and maybe even the judiciary.” ~ Source:EXCLUSIVE: Jim DeMint Weighs in on Russia and His New Role at Convention of States
And ICYMI, Ted Cruz knows how to #FrameTheDebate while taking on Progressives using sophistry to continue the Obamacare deception.
161/365 (posted a day late….)
It is almost like Christmas, only better because we do not really do Christmas presents for ourselves because we get presents throughout the year. So it is like Christmas every time we get a package. And oh yeah. Lots of packages this week.
My adorable Uncle Ed discovered a Sylvania CD/Radio player that he absolutely loves. He is legally blind and he can work this player with great ease. With the price being so reasonable, he has purchased several as gifts to give to people who are blind or are going blind as a true gift of love in service to others.
He also bought one for my mother (she is not blind nor going blind). The one he bought for me arrived on Tuesday and the batteries he so thoughtfully purchased for me arrived on Wednesday.
By the way, I am not blind. He just loves me so he bought me one because he loves me.
Today my Indian Clubs with DVD arrived. Man-o-man I love those things. My Honey-do picked the package up at our office suite (UPS offers fabulous service) and brought it to me when I was at Guns Out CrossFit today. Cannot express how happy that made me except for the fact that I did open the box immediately, got them out, and as soon as the area was clear I went to town swinging those babies around. #HappyHappyHappy
As I left the box I got a text, from Honey-do, and he said two more boxes had arrived. Oh yeah. I knew exactly what was in those puppies. He was back at work already. He said he would pick them up on the way home for me.
I know, a great Honey-do. #DontBeJealous
And the last package was not one but two copies of Mike Lee’s book Written Out of History. One for me and one for…..
…..to be continued.
Research. More research. Extensive and ongoing research. I did search Jim DeMint on RushLimbaugh.com. Quoting extensively from What is Conservatism in the Age of Trump? let us begin with this fabulous quote from El Rushbo:
We had a caller earlier: “Where is our George Soros? Where is our moneybags funding our activists?” Well, we’ve got moneybags. We’ve got all kinds of moneybags! We’ve got all kinds of donors. But who is it that’s asking them for the money? I’m not trying to impugn anybody here. I’m just trying to set the table for you. Who asks for these donations? Magazines? Think tanks? Nonprofits? 501(c)(3)s? And what do they do? Well, they write and they publish and they do all that. Now, Jim DeMint at the Heritage Foundation actually gets involved with elected officials on the implementation of policy — writing it, crafting it, coming up with stuff that will pass. ~
Rush pointed out this video in the piece, and that leads to questions below the embedded clip:
- Who is standing for a Free Society?
- And who is working to lower expectations?
- Who is keeping their campaign promises?
- And who keeps pushing things down the road for the next election cycle?
And I also found this great interview on Rush: