Tea Party Patriots: Boots on the Ground

In case you missed it, the Tea Party Patriots had a great rally in Washington, D.C. last Saturday.  It was rather inspiring to see people working together on common concerns, united in purpose.

I watched it live and watched it again today. 

Action Items This Week here.

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Remember:Graham-Cassidy retains most of the ACA’s major tax increases” so Jenny Beth Martin is right to question whether or not the GOP is honest about Tax Reform.

And still no Full Repeal

What do I think about the GOP leadership’s decision to try and pass partial Obamacare repeal before September 30th? 

  • It is not Full Repeal on Day 1 of when President Trump took office.
  • They are bogusly hyping up what they have done with Graham-Cassidy for it is no where near Full Repeal.
  • Why the rush now except to use it to try and keep the GOP in power this election cycle?
  • I am highly cynical of dishonesty in the GOP. That is what I think of the faux Obamacare repeal.

In my opinion is it better to get a partial repeal of Obamacare now or keep fighting for full repeal?

Well, there are some conservative pundits claiming it is better than nothing at this point. True, but what about the next point? Can we stick it out and fight for more in making it a better bill?

Sure. Why die over half a loaf? (Thank you Clarence Thomas: Be Not Afraid, 2001 Francis Boyer Lecture AEI Annual Dinner (Washington) Publication Date: February 13, 2001 )

So my question is: Will the House and Senate fight for full repeal if they get partial repeal or will they continue the charade with Lindsey Graham and ignore Mike Lee and Ted Cruz and Rand Paul?

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Is Paul Ryan trying to look Presidential?

It seems like Paul Ryan is working very hard at running for a future presidential campaign.  Everything is so well staged. Everything appears to be dignified. Most notably things seem to make him appear like a young Jack Kennedy. It seems like Ryan’s handlers are preparing him to look like a leader for a run for something bigger, in the near future.  

If that is indeed the case then Paul Ryan needs to be well vetted on his true leadership capabilities and where he specifically stands on smaller government because frankly, for all of his yammering and staged personality, I find him sorely lacking in his performance claims. 

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

But first, let us flashback to November 17, 1998when Paul Ryan set foot on the political path to Speaker of the House…and beyond? Take your time and really listen to the whole question and answer segment, especially after the section on his family.

Note: And remember when Paul Ryan said“I want to say to the American people: We hear you. We will do right by you. And we will deliver.” (Begin at 4:19)  

In case you missed it, watch and listen to Thomas Massie: At least McConnell got health care bill to a vote.

And thanks to Thomas Massie, that is why I keep asking those original questions of Mr. Speaker and why you should ask him too, especially now it appears he is walking the walk on that path to a presidential run. 

#NoBailouts  #FullRepeal  #CutCapBalance  

#MakeGovernmentSmallAgain

#RealTaxReform 

In fairness I must point out Jim Geraghty’s piece in National Review: A Busy House but specifically quote him in paragraph three : 

“In fact, the House keeps sending bills over to the Senate, month after month: 250 in all so far this year…. Quite of few of those bills are minor — …but a significant number would count as accomplishments worth boasting about on the campaign trail next year if they were signed into law.

Oh yeah, and #WeAreStillWaiting Mr. Speaker.

Continue reading “Is Paul Ryan trying to look Presidential?”

Revenue Neutral: A Liarspalooza

Revenue Neutral is not Congress cutting spending.

Revenue Neutral is not Congress capping spending..

Revenue Neutral will not Make Government Small Again.

Revenue Neutral is not about the Proper Role of Government

Revenue Neutral is not Tax Reform.

Revenue Neutral is about Control. It is about some in Congress wanting to maintain control of your hard earned money by redistributing it to their favorite projects and agendas and people. Instead of living on a budget or scrapping redundant or useless or wasteful or unconstitutional programs, ones that infringe upon unalienable rights, some in Congress want to keep spending your money without consequence, without conscience, and without just cause. 

Seriously Republicans, get a grip on it and stand for something.

You said. We believed you. We Won.

Now go and win some more. Take Back America! 

Full Repeal. No Bailouts. No Excuses. Cut, Cap, and Balance that stinkin’ budget already. Sheesh. 

 

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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Tell The Truth: Say it over and over again

Every time you see Mitch McConnell and his Senate Cronies play their videos or promote Obamacare 2.0 or 2.2 simply push back by retweeting the following thoughts: 

  • Why not get rid of the federal government’s oppressive overreach? Just #FullRepeal.
  • Repeal has united us for years therefore #FullRepeal. #GetWashingtonDCOuttaMyWay  
  • Why make everyone suffer on AHCA or BCRA? #FullRepeal.
  • I will not be forgotten! #ObamacareHurts therefore #FullRepeal.
  • #FullRepeal is the right message. End the suffering.
  • Be loyal to your #FullRepeal promise! #BeTrue to your constituents.
  • You can #Repeal at least two-thirds of #Obamacare with #51Votes.
  • Show #Bipartisan good will with Sen Mike Lee for #FullRepeal 
  • Why didn’t you support the full #CFAmendment negotiated with #CruzLee?
  • Why did you gut the #CruzLeeAmendment? #FullRepeal. #StopTheOppression
  •  Allow exchanges to offer an insurance policy that a consumer would want to buy and an insurer would want to offer, #FullRepeal
  • #GetWashingtonDCOuttaMyWay and end the conflict with #FullRepeal

Reclaim America. Just tell the truth over and over again.

  1. #UnitedForFullRepeal
  2. #MikeLeeForSenateMajorityLeader
  3. #GetWashingtonDCOuttaMyWay
  4. #IWillNotBeForgotten
  5. #UpOrDownVote
  6. #StopTheOppression
  7. #51Votes
  8. #BeLoyal
  9. #BeTrue
  10. #StandWithMikeLee

 

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Part 3: My takeaway from Mike Lee

The more Progressive Republicans pushback against Mike Lee for his ability and willingness to stand for the Forgotten Men and Women in America, the more I believe in him. Therefore, to Senator Orrin Hatch: Get Out of the Way. I will not be forgotten and that is why I stand with Mike Lee. By the way Orrin, I hit back too, you Republican Progressive. (Spit)

To help Senator Hatch see how shortsighted he is when it comes to seeing things as they really are just go to the Original Source, Mike Lee:

And now, for Senator Hatch’s benefit, let us lead off with a fantastic question from the Glenn Beck interview:

Why have Senate Republicans not yet voted on that which they promised for seven years they would enact if given the opportunity? Why have they not yet voted even on the 2015 version of the repeal bill.

You cannot accuse someone who wants us to do simply that which we promised, of wrecking the effort to do that which we promised, when that person — me — is simply advocating for us to do what we said we would do. That’s all we’re asking here. It’s not too much to ask, nor is it something that the American people should be asked to back away from.

  • We’ve been asked to settle over and over and over again as Americans.
  • ...it’s not time to settle.
  • ...time to expect more.
  • …time for us to keep our word.

Are you listening, Orrin? Remember when you first ran for the senate, in Utah? I do. What have you become? 

Mike Lee continues to frame the debate stating: 

  • Help is coming, I hope…..when we can pass something that will get rid of the federal government’s oppressive reach.
  • [to] solve all of our problems through the federal government….when we try to pretend that we can do that, we end up making things worse.
  • It ends up being really good for the rich and the well-connected…handful of big wealthy corporations and power brokers ….and a few other major cities will do really well…But everyone else tends to suffer.

Are you listening, Orrin? The fact is that Mike Lee is not fighting for dominance. Mike Lee is a far more tempered individual than you are, in my ever to be humble opinion.  

  • the best relief we can provide… is to get Washington out of your way so that you can do what you do best and so that people will compete to provide health care services to you.

So there it is. Free Market Healthcare. Mike Lee gets it. He is not confused. He fully understands that Americans, the ones who put the GOP in office, want to be free to choose. And then BOOM! Mike Lee seals his argument again (my emphasis added): 

“The problem with this is that the one thing that always has united us has been repeal. And that’s what we should have done at the outset.

There never has been widespread agreement among Republicans on what should come next. So we should start with what unites us.

Repeal has united us for several years.

Repeal needs to be the message right now. And repeal is the one thing we can achieve.”

There you have it Senator Hatch. Basta and back off dude. You can tell all of your little anonymous Republican Progressives the same thing, especially those who will not stand behind full repeal. 

#UnitedForFullRepeal 

#MikeLeeForSenateMajorityLeader

#GetWashingtonDCOuttaMyWay  

#IWillNotBeForgotten

#UpOrDownVote

Have a nice day. All the best. 

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