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 

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10 Day Social Media Fast: Day 8

Reading the news is not social media. Posting my thoughts and reactions on my blog is more like journalism.

When I read this article the other day on the Blaze I about tipped over backwards from rolling my eyes:

Yeah. Right. So now, after the election there is an alleged attempt to possibly have another feigned effort/promise to be finally kept by the GOP to do what the people have wanted done on Day 1 of the Trump Presidency? Now there is a bravado on the tail end of the small and #NotPermanentTaxCuts, #FullRepealEpicFail and the #Cromnibus?

Rachel Bovard discusses some of my thoughts in her article Building the Wall After All?:

“For the last two years, House Republicans have been frustrated as their leadership remains content to allow the Senate to call the shots, unwilling to engage openly in favor of their own priorities. (Or, for that matter, their own bills. Nearly 600 House bills are languishing in the Senate, waiting for action.)”

And this bill touted by Kevin McCarthy, who might be out to kill the Jim Jordan nomination for Speaker of the House as the Paul Ryan replacement?

Uh, it truly seems calculated, disingenuous, duplicitous, and extremely manipulative in this eleventh hour. I would have been more impressed if McCarthy insisted the House go on the record BEFORE this election cycle instead of afterwards.

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On another note…

Glenn Beck had a great program today with his guest Dr. James Lindsay.  Seriously, you have to listen to the entire interview. It is absolutely brilliant.

 

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Push Back the Narrative

When asked if he, without naming names, thought there was “anyone who is or could be the next George Washington”, Mike Lee responded:

“Oh sure. Look, look. I see a lot of people who have liberty in their veins, who long for liberty, who yearn for it.  Anyone who yearns for liberty has the ability to be that person. And all they have to do is speak about it. Do something about it. Talk about it.

Push back against the narrative that says, ‘that anything we do that is important has to be done through government and anything we do through government, that’s important, must be done through the federal government, and never through states and localities.’

“Push back against that narrative and you will help restore the Spirit of America’s founding.”  

~ Senator Mike Lee, on The Glenn Beck Radio Program, May 22, 2017. 

 

I wish the entire interview was available for free because it was really excellent. The quote above is from the last ten minutes of the show. There is a short clip of Mike speaking about George Washington resigning his commission available here

Thanks to every Glenn Beck sponsor for all you do to help make such great programming available. (Lifelock.com ~ Overstock.com ~ Goldline.com to name a few.)

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