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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Laudable Pursuit: Politically Palatable

“…a politically palatable way to give states the freedom needed to craft their own health care solutions. At the heart of this effort must be true freedom from the federal regulations that are the main drivers of our nation’s rising health care costs.” The Laudable Pursuit: The Next Steps Towards Health Care Reform by Mike Lee, July 28, 2017

Late afternoon today, Mike Lee emailed his view on the pathetic state of affairs regarding the nightmare vote-a-rama in the Senate. It could not have come at a better time for me. I am so utterly disgusted with the elitist progressives in both parties for speaking out of both sides of their mouths while working to sabotage the few honorable men and women in the House and Senate. 

Anyway, here is the link to the page for the Chairman’s Note by Senator Mike Lee. I think his entire emailed  from today should be available when the site is updated in the next twenty-four hours. Nonetheless, they are pasted below for expediency.

God Bless Mike Lee and Ted Cruz and Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows and all of those honest Republicans who stand for repealing the heinous Obamacare nightmare. Thank you for fighting for my right, for every American’s right, to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

From Mike Lee’s email

July 28, 2017

“to elevate the condition of men–to lift artificial weights from all shoulders, to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all, to afford all an unfettered start and a fair chance, in the race of life.” –Abraham Lincoln

Chairman’s Note: The Next Steps Towards Health Care Reform

Last night was a setback for health care reform. There is no way around that.

But it may also be a blessing in disguise.

The bill we were voting on, what many in the media were referring to as a “skinny” repeal bill, was truly an anemic effort. While it did repeal the individual mandate permanently, it provided only temporary relief from the employer mandate and medical device tax. It also left the rest of the Affordable Care Act’s regulations, taxes, and subsidies completely intact. By some estimates it repealed just two percent of Obamacare.

Even worse then the product we were voting on was the process that led to last night’s vote. 

The bill we voted on around 1:30 this morning was only released about three hours before. It was only a handful of pages, so there was time to read it (for a change). But there was no serious debate or deliberation about its contents. Amendments could be offered, but without reports from the Congressional Budget Office about their impact on the economy and the federal budget, they required 60 votes for passage.

The bill was written in secret, with no input from either the formal congressional committees charged with oversight of our health care system, or the informal working group assigned by our leadership to craft the legislation.

My preferred amendment sat at CBO for four weeks without being given a “score” detailing its projected costs and benefits. My colleague Ron Johnson (R-WI) waited four months for a CBO report on various Obamacare provisions, without any response.

This is not the way the Senate is supposed to work. It is not the way a free people is supposed to govern itself.

When the bill failed, many declared the issue dead. But as long as Obamacare is on the books, hurting millions of Americans and driving up the cost of healthcare, this issue isn’t going anywhere.

We must now go back to the drawing board. We must to go back to the proper committees of jurisdiction and start from the beginning by identifying the specific policy problems we are trying to solve and then craft reforms to solve them.

The United States is a large, vibrant, and diverse country. There is no reason to assume the health care policies that work in a state with the demographics of Florida will also work in a state like Utah.

What we need to identify is a politically palatable way to give states the freedom needed to craft their own health care solutions. At the heart of this effort must be true freedom from the federal regulations that are the main drivers of our nation’s rising health care costs. 

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Bombastic McLame vs ReasonabLee

I do not care that John McCain was a War Hero when he, who is wealthy enough to not have use Obamacare for his own condition, makes his grand entrance to berate Conservatives and then vote-a-rama sabotage Full Repeal.  Especially when Mike Lee has been fighting for the Forgotten Men and Women in America and when the GOP Leadership, that appears to be McCONnell-McLame-HatchetMan, have done nothing but slam and bully Conservatives in the House and Senate.

At least after today’s vote we see, on the record, the Progressives in the GOP who are  firmly set on enslaving the middle class with Obamacare Hell. (Spit!) 

Make no mistake, McLame. YOU are the establishment and YOU ARE the ruling class. (Great show, Chris Salcedo and Monica Crowley.)

On the other hand, the true BIPARTISANS (oh I am sick of that word but yet they are),  have stayed the course to work out some sort of reasonable agreement that will free everyone from the overarching reach of government. Men like Mike Lee, Jerry Moran, and Ted Cruz. They have framed the debate. They have, for months, gone forward in discussions to reasonably state their case while being stabbed in the back, slapped in the face, and openly rebuked without just cause

I said it the other day and I repeat it, this time to John McCain: The more you and your Progressive Republicans pushback against Mike Lee, Jerry Moran, and Ted Cruz for their ability and willingness to stand for the Forgotten Men and Women in America, the more I believe in them. Therefore to you and Mitch McConnell and Orrin Hatch and one else in your pockets: Get Out of the Way. I will not be forgotten. My Sentinel2Sentinel friends and family will not be forgotten

And you can bet your sweet bippy that we will not forget how you play your political game, hoarding up power, as you suppose, and filling up your coffers with money made from the blood, sweat, and tears at the expense of the American taxpayers and the poor.  

Mike Lee is right. Humility is lacking in BCRA. It also appears to be sorely lacking in the Progressive Republican Leadership wonks for they make sure everything is really good for the rich and the well-connected and a handful of big wealthy corporations and power brokers. They do not care, if they notice at all, how everyone else tends to suffer. (Mike Lee on Glenn Beck

Tomorrow is another day. We, Sentinel2Sentinel, will never be out of this fight for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

We will rise up.

We will prevail.

We are Maverick….and ReasonabLee so.  

(Basta! Spit!) 

Additional Reading:
  1. Democrats, moderate Republicans continue to mislead on Medicaid ‘cuts.’ Here are the facts
  2. Part 1: My takeaway from Mike Lee
  3. Part 2: My takeaway from Mike Lee
  4. Part 3: My takeaway from Mike Lee

 

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Big Weekend: Single Payer fight continues

Screen Shot 2017-07-15 at 1.10.46 PMThere is a lot moving on the Not-Yet-Single-Payer Progressive Healthcare agenda this weekend and it seems like the Progressive Republican Leadership (PRL) is full out driving the Sophistry Train. 

Speaker Paul Ryan, the new but same as the old John Boehner, claims “the House will stay in session” IF……  

So that brings me to Ted, Ted, Ted. Don’t make me shake my head. I will give him the benefit of the doubt on this amendment stunt he seems to have pulled BUT…. I remember when Ted said 

Yeah, Ted. Ryan’s claim to stay in session is why, now more than ever, you must press forward on getting what Voters put you into office for in the first place. 

I have not yet seen Mike Lee’s take on this so am approaching The tweak that could cost Mike Lee’s vote and sink the healthcare bill with caution! 

Additional Reading: 

  1. Chuck Schumer Admits Obama Health Payments Violated The Constitution
  2. House votes for transgender military fighting … the weather
  3. ICYMI: ‘Wringing my hands, wetting the bed’ & stormy Swampcare
  4. This health care tax could spark a GOP civil war

  5. Why the Cruz amendment is smart policy

And remember the discussion and outcomes from 2013 because McCONnell and Ryan have a history of saying one thing and doing another. Question them with Boldness because….. 

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Just focus on Lee and Cruz and…

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. 

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Grand Old Progressives, allegedly

Just what does ACA’s Net Investment Income Tax really mean? What does revenue really mean in the freakspeak society of Washington D.C.? And what about funding? Where does all that funding magically come from? Whose pockets get picked for revenue funding projects like Obamcare or AHCA or BCRA? 

Is the Obamacare investment tax really such a big deal?

And what about those taxes, ahem, I mean revenue? How will it be spent? 

Are Senate Republicans Going Soft On Obamacare’s Taxpayer-Funded Abortions?

And then ask yourself: Are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan really serious about tax reform?

Now take a moment to go back and listen to this fantastic presentation by Senator Mike Lee, a consistent conservative in the Grand Old Party, as in not a progressive.

Now read this to see how consistent Senators Lee and Cruz are in staying true to the Forgotten Men and Women and Families in America: 

Cruz, Lee Push Amendment to GOP Bill to Give Insurers More Options

And now you know why I #StandWith Lee and Cruz. 

Additional Reading: 

  1. GOP progressive purists to Cruz: ANY repeal is too much repeal

  2. The GOP’s Ongoing Health-Care Confusion

  3. White House Signals Cruz-Lee May Save Healthcare Proposal This Summer
  4. Sen. McConnell’s Obamacare debacle is an atrocious embarrassment
  5. The Obamacare Solution Is Hiding in Plain Sight

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