I read this piece posted on Glenn Beck the other day:
So I tweeted the afore mentioned article link to Marco Rubio’s new Chief of Staff, Mike Needham, (an acquaintance of mine) and he responded with this article:
The first article has several links in it. I have briefly checked out a couple of them, for I have not yet had time to peruse them because words mean something and it is important to go through them to discover what is is in the article.
Mike Lee’s name was invoked in the second article. Knowing what Senator Lee is committed to in a Conservative Reform Agenda is easy to track online for consistency in principles.
“…while it is important to oppose the policies of an overreaching and unsustainable federal government, we must also make a positive case for conservative ideas; ideas that create a space for a conservative vision of society to flourish.”
~ Senator Mike Lee
The middle road. It is where the Chicken laid one on the line after crossing the road halfway.
The middle road. It reminds me of the Clarence Thomas quote:
“Today, there is much talk about moderation. It reminds me of a former colleague of mine at the EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] who often joked that he was a ‘gun-toting moderate’ – a curiously oxymoronic perspective. Just think of that: dying over half a loaf.”
There is a big difference between a middle road and the middle of the road. There is also a big difference between taking a wrong road and continuing down the wrong road opposed to taking the right middle road that leads you to your destination, the common good for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Conservativism is what it is. Everything else is not.
Please turn the #SchumerShutdown into something positive.
Please, press for an up-or-down vote on every issue.
Please, clean up the Senate and the House so every Senator has to go on the record about what he or she is voting for or against each and every vote.
- Needham: Shutdown Showdown Is Actually About Chain Migration, Not DACA
- The Imaginary Hispanic
- What is the “60 Vote Rule” in the Senate
- Democrats Amnesty Shutdown
- How Lawmakers Vote
- Issue Toolkit: Immigration
Well. I have good news and bad news so here we go…
THE BAD NEWS
When I heard the rumor of Jim DeMint being ousted from Heritage Foundation last week, I took everything with a grain of salt while keeping a close eye on the Twitter feeds of DeMint, Heritage, Heritage Action, and Mike Needham. There was nothing but silence. so I knew something was wrong. Then more information kept rolling out so I tried to analyze what was being written to not make an emotional judgment.
By Sunday I knew I would be pulling my membership donation to Heritage even if half of the debacle was true. Still, I held off until Monday in a good faith gesture to Heritage but when more information kept coming out with silence from Heritage, well, it was all over for me. My heart felt heavy for I have been a Heritage Foundation member since 2002 and a follower of Heritage since long before that therefore, my phone call to Heritage, first thing this morning, was exceptionally bittersweet.
I love Jim DeMint and I love Mike Needham. I love being a Heritage Action Sentinel. For how long is yet to be determined, especially after the rather ugly announcement by Heritage’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Thomas A. Saunders, III that was then forwarded to Heritage Action Sentinels. (Bad Form, Mr Saunders. Not a good enough intro to the forward, Mike.)
I have absolutely NO REGRETS in pulling out of donating to Heritage Foundation over this debacle and especially for their torching Jim DeMint. Ben Domenech said it best on Twitter:
THE GOOD NEWS…
The good news is I can now spread some of that Heritage donation money around to PragerU.com, Sons Of Liberty International, Hillsdale College, MercuryOne.org and maybe even Star Parker’s UrbanCure.org. And of course that means more to rid the House and Senate of Progressive Republicans by donating to Senate Conservatives Fund. (They help clean the House too!)
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!
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.