After Obama’s failure to close the deal on health care reform, it is clear that Harry Reid is going to slam this crap sandwich down America’s throat by using a nuclear option of 51 votes for passage in the Senate.
What is still in play is the House, where every member is seeking re-election. Dick Morrishas compiled a list of vulnerable members who voted for Obamacare on the first go around. It is critical for you to call if your representative is listed (mine are) and let them know of your opposition to this scheme.
Every once and a while CPAC bloggers feel the need to break out their inner Karoke star to ‘Eye of The Tiger’. This is the reason I’m never without a video recording device. Yes, it is one of those blogger things.
Rep. Paul Ryan remarks at the bipartisan health care summit held yesterday in Washington DC:
And I’ve got to tell you, the American people are engaged. And if you think they want a government takeover of health care, I would respectfully submit you’re not listening to them. So what we simply want to do is start over, work on a clean- sheeted paper, move through these issues, step by step, and fix them, and bring down health care costs and not raise them.
This is why Scott Brown was elected to fill the vacant Massachusetts Senate seat. The public is engaged in the health care issue and have clearly rejected Obamacare via their votes and their voices. Obama, can you hear us now?
PS: Who cares about his vote in support of a useless jobs bill? He is, after all, a Republican from Massachusetts.
Patrick is a retired Army Colonel with 24 years of active duty service. His platform focuses on education, sensible healthcare reform, sound economic and security issues. I love that he actually posted an ethics code on his campaign website. Not something that most politicians adhere to during a campaign, and it is a refreshing change from politics as usual. If you live in VA-8, take a good look at Patrick Murray, candidate for Congress.
Jacob Turk explains his reasons for running for Congress in Missouri’s 5th Congressional District while attending CPAC:
Obviously, I’ve got some ‘splaining to do in regards to this video. I do not write for RedState, I was supposed to be wingman on this interview, but Aaron Gardner had problems holding the camcorder steady due to a snowboarding injury. I volunteered to do the interview for Red State on his behalf.
….A direct quote from Iowa Congressman Steve King’s remarks at CPAC.
I had the opportunity to chat with the Congressman after his speech and ask him to further explain this statement:
And after all of these months of debate and negotiations, it comes down to this: if you start out with that tainted stew, there is no part of it that Americans want. We don’t want a pot full, we don’t want a bowl full, we don’t want a spoon full, a cup full, or any kind measure of toxic stew called socialized medicine. We want it dead. Throw it out and start over.
I was impressed with his support for stand alone legislation regarding healthcare – no cornhusker kickback need apply. He also advocated a more careful and measured approach to reforming healthcare by ‘fixing the things that are wrong, let the free market do the rest and find out what the next flaw is.”
The interview lasts about 15 minutes, again I would suggest you turn up the volume when viewing the video. It was a rather busy lobby to shoot video.
While Tommy Christopher was posing as a journalist asking silly questions, I had the opportunity to interview the director of “The Stoning of Soraya M.” , Cyrus Nowrasteh:
This is story that must be told, as it is a story of hope that must not be extinguished. It is the account of an ‘inconvenient wife’ accused of adultery in a rural town in Iran. The punishment for such a crime under islamic law is death by stoning. The movie was filmed near Petra, Jordan and many in the cast are of Iranian descent.
An Iranian journalist living in Paris, Freidoune Sahebjam, stumbled upon the story while on assignment in Iran, when his car broke down in this town and the aunt of Soraya shared her story with him.
In 1986, Soraya M. was stoned to death upon the accusation of adultery. This happened in the 20th century, not the dark ages. This movie takes an unflinching look at heinous human behavior driven by islamic law.
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