Another failure of liberalism – Tea Party Nation

National Fatherhood Initiative

National Fatherhood Initiative (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Another failure of liberalism – Tea Party Nation.


Posted by Judson Phillips


Liberals like to scream about the causes of poverty.  As with everything else they scream about, they cannot get their facts right.


 Poverty is not caused by racism or injustice.  It is caused by government policies.   One of the biggest root causes of poverty is the government policies that create fatherless families.


 From the Washington Times:


 Nicole Hawkins‘ three daughters have matching glittery boots, but none has the same father. Each has uniquely colored ties in her hair, but none has a dad present in her life.


As another single mother on Sumner Road decked her row-house stoop with Christmas lights and a plastic Santa, Ms. Hawkins recalled that her middle child’s father has never spent a holiday or birthday with her. In her neighborhood in Southeast Washington, 1 in 10 children live with both parents, and 84 percent live with only their mother.


In every state, the portion of families where children have two parents, rather than one, has dropped significantly over the past decade. Even as the country added 160,000 families with children, the number of two-parent households decreased by 1.2 million. Fifteen million U.S. children, or 1 in 3, live without a father, and nearly 5 million live without a mother. In 1960, just 11 percent of American children lived in homes without fathers.


America is awash in poverty, crime, drugs and other problems, but more than perhaps anything else, it all comes down to this, said Vincent DiCaro, vice president of the National Fatherhood Initiative: Deal with absent fathers, and the rest follows.


People “look at a child in need, in poverty or failing in school, and ask, ‘What can we do to help?’ But what we do is ask, ‘Why does that child need help in the first place?’ And the answer is often it’s because [the child lacks] a responsible and involved father,” he said.




 The government policies that liberals champion have created an expressway to poverty.   In the inner city, women with three, four or five children all with different fathers is not uncommon.   The women don’t care if they get pregnant.  After all, the government is there to give them money.  The men just want to be able to have sex with a woman without the commitment of marriage.   Unfortunately, the welfare programs in this nation encourage illegitimacy and punish the creation of families.


 The simple truth is, one of the fastest ways to avoid poverty is not to have children until you are married and stay married once you have children.


 That truth is so simple, even a liberal should be able to understand it.


Time for a secret ballot – Tea Party Nation

Time for a secret ballot – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

What is more American than a secret ballot?  Everyone voting can vote without fear of retribution.

 Unions have long tried to do away with secret ballots in Unionization votes.   That way more people could be forced to join the union because if they voted against the union, there would be retribution.

 Now a vote is coming up.  It should be a secret ballot but is not.

 What is it?

 It is the election of the House Speaker.

 When the House meets on January 3, one of the first items of business will be voting for the House Speaker.   As mentioned, this will not be a secret ballot, unless we can change that.


 But if a member introduces that resolution for a secret ballot, the whole House will vote on that first. That vote will need to have a public roll call, meaning the American people, the press, and Boehner will know who voted which way. Even so, those who are considering this path forward to unseat Boehner know that Boehner and other establishment Republicans can’t legitimately oppose the concept of a secret ballot election for a leader of a political body.

 John Boehner himself has called for secret ballots in union votes.  How does he now turn around and demand a public vote on his election as Speaker?

 Again from Breitbart:

 It would be very difficult, politically, to vote against a resolution for a secret ballot. A secret ballot is sacrosanct in the American psyche. The procedure, however, would free Congressmen to vote for Speaker without fear of punishment or retaliation. If just a handful of Republicans vote for someone other than Boehner on the first ballot, he would be denied that gavel and the House would then move to another vote. Because of a current vacancy in the House, a member would need 217 votes to claim the Speakership.

A move to a second ballot could quickly get interesting. Seeing that Boehner is vulnerable, other members would start trying to build support for their own nomination. If this coalesces behind a single alternative to Boehner, then his speakership would be in serious doubt. The position of Speaker is built to a large degree on inevitability, i.e. the lack of any credible alternatives. Once that veil is breached, support for current leadership can melt away quickly. 

 This is our mission this week.  We must contact our Republican Congressmen and demand they support a secret ballot for the election of the Speaker.  Boehner can only maintain his grip on the Speakership by fear and intimidation.  A secret ballot ends that.

 This is the week between Christmas and New Year.  Most of us do not have much planned for this week and indeed want to do very little.  But this is one thing that is essential.


Call your Republican Congressman today and demand they vote for a secret ballot for the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives on January 3.

A new Speaker – Tea Party Nation

November 8: Republicans gain control of Congre...

November 8: Republicans gain control of Congress (Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich pictured) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


A new Speaker – Tea Party Nation.


Posted by Judson Phillips


CNS News reported that under the leadership of House Speaker John Boehner, our national debt has risen more than $2 trillion dollars or almost $19,000 per person in this nation.


 Boehner gives us sound bites about cutting spending and cutting the deficit but the reality of life is that he is not interested in doing either. 


 There is another painful reality we must face as well.  John Boehner is a disaster as the Speaker of the House.  With the Senate and the White House in the hands of the Democrats, the Speaker of the House is the de facto leader of the Republican Party.  He is the opposition to Barack Obama and the Party of Treason.


 John Boehner has been a complete failure in this role.   He must go.  But it is not enough to say he must go.  Someone must replace him.  This must be someone with leadership skills, convictions and courage to fight for America.


 Who could replace Boehner?


 Let’s start with who could not.


 None of the current House leadership is good enough to replace Boehner.  Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy are just as bad.    Neither of them has stood up for Americans against the insanity that has transpired in the last two years.


 There is no other Member of Congress right now who stands out enough that I could comfortably say has the aptitude to lead right now.


 We need not simply a leader.  We need someone who can articulate our message and get it out to the American people.  We need someone who can take on Barack Obama, Harry Reid and the Party of Treason and run circles around them.   We need someone with the skills of a field general who understands that this is a war and we need a strategy to win this war.


 There is only one person in the Republican Party or the greater conservative movement who fits the bill.


 That man is Newt Gingrich.


 Newt is not currently a Member of Congress.


 That does not matter.  The Constitution does not mandate that the Speaker of the House be a Member of Congress.


 Newt is brilliant.  Newt is a visionary.   Newt has fought the best the Democrats had in Bill Clinton in the 90’s and he came out on top of those fights.   While the drive by media likes to give Bill Clinton the credit for the 90’s, the simple truth is that after Newt became Speaker in 1995, it was his agenda that was passed.  It was Newt’s agenda that set up budget surpluses and the prosperity of the 90’s.


 It is time for conservatives to set up a draft Newt movement. 


 ohn Boehner must go.   He is not a leader.  He is a joke.  If he remains as Speaker of the House not only will he destroy what is left of the Republican Party, he will allow Obama to completely destroy America.


 We need a Speaker committed to a conservative agenda.   We need a Speaker who can take on Barack Obama and defeat him in the battle of public opinion.  We need someone who can articulate the conservative message and conservative agenda.  We need someone who can and will implement a conservative agenda.




We need someone who is not going to have a sharp learning curve as Speaker.  We need someone who can hit the ground running.   We need someone who will be a leader on day one.


 We need Newt Gingrich.


 Join me in urging House Republicans to dump John Boehner and draft Newt Gingrich to be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.


John Boehner caves again – Tea Party Nation

John Boehner - Caricature

John Boehner – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)


John Boehner caves again – Tea Party Nation.


Posted by Judson Phillips


America is so screwed.  We have the Party of Treason doing its best to bankrupt America and then we have John Boehner.


 John Boehner is all that stands between Barack Obama’s goals of destroying America’s economy.   What do we get with Boehner?


 We get his freshly laundered white flag of surrender.


 First he surrendered on raising tax rates and then he offered Barack Obama a “clean vote” on raising the debt ceiling.


 What kind of raging moron is Boehner?


 The Debt Ceiling is the strongest point of leverage Republicans have to stop Obama.  And Boehner simply wants to surrender it.


 What the hell are the Republicans thinking? 


 Ronald Reagan once called the GOP the “Fraternal Order of Politicians.”  He is right.  The Republican Party has no interest in saving the nation.  They just want to get to their Washington cocktail parties. 


 This is a call to the Republican Party.


 Dump Boehner now.


 This is not even negotiable. 


 If the Republicans in Congress allow John Boehner to continue to negotiate, Barack Obama will have total victory.


 This is not simply a partisan battle to see which party comes out on top.  This is a fight for the life of America. 


 We are looking at a national debt of $25 trillion by 2022.  This is not survivable.  Right now America’s per capita national debt is higher than Greece’s debt and we see where Greece is. 


 Obama and the Party of Treason show no interest in stopping the rate of spending or the increase in our debt.  Under Obama’s plan, all of the new tax revenue will go not to reducing our debt but will go towards even more spending.


 This will accelerate the national debt.




 Liberals never get as much money as they think they will when they raise taxes.  But the do always spend more than they say they will.


 t some point we will see an American economic collapse if we do not stop borrowing money and get our fiscal house in order.


 Unfortunately for America, fiscal collapse is exactly what Obama and the Party of Treason wants.  Even worse for America, a gutless buffoon who cannot fight leads the GOP.  No, correct that, he will not fight.


 He walks into his negotiations and offers to surrender every strong point he has.  What the hell does he think is going to happen later when it comes time to address spending?


 Nothing will happen because Obama will have no incentive to address spending.


 If you have not called your Republican Congressman today and demanded that he or she vote against John Boehner when he is nominated to be Speaker again in January, then you need to. 


 This is not even debatable.  If Boehner surrenders, then conservatives en mass should leave the Republican Party and should do so in a very loud manner. 


 The fate of the nation rests on a man who is afraid to take on the enemy but is quite willing to stab fellow Republicans in the back.


 We are so screwed.



The end of the Republic – Tea Party Nation

The end of the Republic – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Jaczko the Jerk: Harry Reid's Sexist Crony Gets the Boot - Michelle Malkin - Townhall Conservative ColumnistsThere is a scene in the original Star Wars movie from 1977 where General Tarkin (played by famed British Actor Peter Cushing) tells Darth Vader that the Emperor has dissolved the Senate.  He tells Vader, “The last remnants of the old Republic have been swept away forever.”

 America was created as a Constitutional Republic as our founding fathers were very aware of the inherent dangers of a Democracy.  The left has worked hard to destroy the protections a Republic provides its citizens. 

 There is a threat to what is left of the protections a Constitutional Republic gives its citizens.  While this story has flown under the radar because of other news, something very dangerous is coming.  This is something that will sweep away one of the last remnants of our Constitutional Republic.

 What is it?

 The Filibuster has been a time-honored technique used in the Senate to keep the majority from running roughshod over the minority.  A filibuster puts a hold on everything and it cannot be stopped unless 60 Senators vote for cloture or to end debate.

 The filibuster causes one party to compromise and it slows down legislation, since the Senate is supposed to be a deliberative body.

 Now, as the Senate comes back into session in January, the Democrats are planning to do something that will change the nature of the Senate and our Constitutional Republic.

 Harry Reid, the Democrat Senate Majority Leader, wants to do away with the filibuster.

 The Senate, unlike the House of Representatives is a continuing body.  The Senate has 22 Rules that it operates under, 16 of those rules date from the establishment of the Senate.  When the House of Representatives meets, it creates new rules every time.  The Senate is a continuing body so it does not have to.  Now Reid wants to change the Rules of the Senate, just making stuff up as he goes.

 Reid wants to operate under the fiction that the Senate is not a continuing body therefore a majority vote sets new rules when it shows up ever January.   The Rules of the Senate are decided on a majority vote.  Therefore, with a majority vote, the filibuster can be abolished.

 Abolishing the Filibuster sounds like one of those boring inside Washington debates that no one in real America cares about.

 Nothing could be more wrong!

 If Harry Reid is able to abolish the filibuster, everything the Senate considers (other than matters specified by the Constitution) will require only a majority vote.

 The Obama Compliant media has been talking about how the Republicans are misusing the filibuster just because they want to obstruct the Democrats.

 As usual with the mainstream media, you are not getting the full story.

 Harry Reid has been using a parliamentary trick called “Filling the tree.”  Basically what that means is that he fills up all of the possible opportunities for Amendments to bills. 

 This means the minority, in other words the Republicans, has no opportunity to offer amendments to bills.  Republicans cannot get bills voted on unless Harry Reid approves.  Republicans cannot get amendments voted on unless Harry Reid wants to allow the vote.

 In short, Harry Reid has gone from being the Majority Leader of the Senate to the Dictator of the Senate.   The Republicans have one tool left. 

 That is the Filibuster.

 If the Filibuster is abolished, the gates will be opened.  Liberal groups are already lining up to try to push through legislation they want that could not survive filibuster.  This includes Cap and Trade, Card Check, gun control and almost everything else on the liberal wish list.

 In addition, nominees could no longer be filibustered.  This would open the door for Obama to appoint the most radical people possible to Federal openings, including Judges who receive lifetime appointments.

 For once, Republicans are standing firm on this issue.  But we need six Democrats to defect.   The Democrats are not monolithic on this one.  Some of the Democrats who have served for a long time have an institutional memory and do not think this is a good idea.  Others realize that if the Filibuster is abolished, it is not coming back and one day the Republicans will control the Senate again.   There are Democrats in the Senate who are in red states who will face election in 2014.  They realize that if the Senate pushes through radical legislation, their chances of reelection will diminish radically.

 We need to call every Senator’s office and tell them to oppose any change to the Filibuster. 

 Our founding fathers knew what a Democracy would mean and that is why they gave us a Constitutional Republic.   Those safeguards of the Republic have been done away with and the Filibuster in the Senate is one of the last.   If it falls, the Republic falls too.

 Tell your friends and your Tea Party group about this.

 Call every Senator today and demand they vote against any change to the Senate Rules regarding Filibusters.

Shoving Us Over the Fiscal Cliff: Obama Blocks Tax Reform – Tea Party Nation

Shoving Us Over the Fiscal Cliff: Obama Blocks Tax Reform – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Seton Motley

Note: This first appeared in the PJ Tatler.


President Barack Obama’s scant involvement with the Fiscal Cliff negotiations has been limited to his rigid insistence that the tax rate on the nation’s job creators be raised from 35% to 39.6%.


Tax reform – as a general principle and a way to raise revenue – is a presidential non-starter.


Now.  Last year, the president said this:


“What we said was give us $1.2 trillion in additional revenues, which could be accomplished without hiking taxestax rates — but could simply be accomplished by eliminating loopholes, eliminating some deductions and engaging in a tax reform process that could have lowered rates generally while broadening the base.”


Funny, that’s what House Speaker John Boehner just proposed.  $800 billion over ten years in additional coin for the realm.  By loophole-eliminating, code-simplifying – and thus job creating – tax reform.  Not via job-killing tax rate increases.


And the President’s tax hikes will kill jobs – 710,000 of them.  While only raising the same $800 billion over the next decade.


Do not misunderstand – this is not a defense of Speaker Boehner’s revenue raise.  The Feds don’t have a revenue problem – they have a spending one. Read more of this post

Are John Boehner’s days as Speaker numbered? – Tea Party Nation

Are John Boehner’s days as Speaker numbered? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

distressAre John Boehner’s days as Speaker numbered?

There is a fascinating game that is played in Washington.  People watch to see the ebbs and flow of power in the corridors of the Nation’s capital

 John Boehner rose to the Speakership in 2011 after the Tea Party swept Republicans into office.   But could John Boehner possibly be a one term Speaker?

 There is an interesting rumor floating through parts of Washington.  John Boehner’s days as Speaker could be numbered.

 Could Boehner really be leaving the Speaker’s post?

 No one is saying yes, in fact, I expect if Boehner’s office is asked about it there will be nothing but denials.   But there are a couple of clues out there that say there may be some truth to this rumor.

 First, recently George Rogers, one of Boehner’s top aids left to go work for a K Street lobbying firm.   There is nothing out of the ordinary in people leaving the corridors of the Capital to cash in their skills as lobbyists. 

 But why now?

 It is not uncommon for top Congressional aides to hit the door and leave if they get wind their boss is going to leave.  There could be many innocent explanations for Rogers’ departure including the desire to make more money.

 But as a practical matter, how does Boehner survive as Speaker?

 First, he has painted himself into a corner.  He has all but agreed to Barack Obama’s major demands on taxes.  By surrendering on taxes, he will break the back of the Republican Party.    For two years, Boehner has presided over one defeat after another. 

 Activists are furious with Boehner and among the conservative media and blogosphere there are non-stop calls for Boehner to be replaced.

 No matter how the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” crisis ends, there is no path for Boehner to declare victory.   He has walked into Obama’s trap again.   If Boehner agrees to massive tax hikes, the base of the Republican Party revolts against him.  A significant part of the Republican Caucus in the House probably will too.

John Boehner - Caricature

John Boehner – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

 If he agrees to give Obama the blank check on the debt ceiling that he wants, the only Republican votes in the House for that proposition might be his and Eric Cantor’s. 

 Boehner will have no leverage with Obama to get any kind of cuts in spending because he agreed to Obama’s demand that they deal with and raise taxes first. 

 Even if no agreement is reached, and the fiscal cliff is hit, Boehner still loses because the fiscal cliff was his idea. 

 Is John Boehner going to be leaving the Speaker’s post soon?   Some are already pushing others to run.   Tom Price’s name has come up. 

 Will Boehner leave?

 I am sure there will be official denials of that as soon as his office is asked. 

 If he does not and he surrenders to Obama, as he will, I predict Boehner, who once was a part of the revolt against then House Speaker Newt Gingrich will see his own revolt.

Boehner faces ouster threats within GOP – Washington Times

Boehner faces ouster threats within GOP – Washington Times.

By David Sherfinski – The Washington Times

House Speaker John A. Boehner is facing increasing pressure as several rebellious Republicans hinted that they won’t vote to re-elect him to run the chamber, and a conservative interest group announced a bid to recruit someone else to run against him for the speakership.

Mr. Boehner, an Ohio Republican, is not in any danger yet — the rebellion shows no signs of reaching beyond a small group of dissatisfied lawmakers — but it could complicate his efforts to strike a deal with President Obama to head off the looming “fiscal cliff” that will send tax rates soaring and will impose automatic spending cuts early next month.

American Majority Action, a conservative interest group, on Monday endorsed Rep. Tom Price and two other Republicans who they said should replace Mr. Boehner and his top lieutenants, and has launched a lobbying push to try to sway rank-and-file members to withhold their votes from Mr. Boehner.

Mr. Price won’t challenge Mr. Boehner, a spokesman said.

But lawmakers can vote for anyone when the House members cast ballots Jan. 3 for the next speaker, and if Republican members vote for someone other than Mr. Boehner, that could help Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat.

So far it’s a matter of threats, as some Republicans hold out the possibility of voting for an alternative.

Last week, Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican who was one of four lawmakers booted from his committee assignments after leaders said he wasn’t a team player on votes, refused to commit to supporting Mr. Boehner. He told CNN that the speaker needs to be “willing to make amends.”

On Monday, Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona, another Republican who was stripped of his assignments, seemed to float the idea of voting for Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, who is the second ranking Republican in the House.

“I must tell you that I’ve had wonderful relationships with [House Majority Leader] Eric Cantor and I’ve actually found him to be one of the truly straight shooters I’ve dealt with,” Mr. Schweikert said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Asked specifically whether he would vote for a Speaker Cantor, he paused.

“You know, it’s bad enough being removed from your committee — I’d actually like not to be chairman of janitorial supplies if I answer that,” he said.

“I didn’t come to Washington to fight against my Republican colleagues, or even against my colleagues on the other side of the aisle,” he wrote in a commentary published in The Washington Times on Tuesday. “I came to Washington to fight for the values that make our country unique — for the economic freedom that gives life to the American Dream. I came to fight for the people back home who still can’t find a job, for the families who worry about their children and grandchildren’s futures. No matter the price, that is what I intend to do.”

Another of the targeted lawmakers, Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, said Monday that he has formally asked Mr. Boehner to be reinstated to the House Agriculture and Budget committees.

Mr. Huelskamp, along with Mr. Amash and Mr. Schweikert, also wrote to Mr. Boehner asking for a complete written explanation as to why they were removed from their committee assignments, plus any purported voting “scorecards” used to make the decision. Mr. Amash was removed from the House Budget Committee and Mr. Schweikert from the House Financial Services Committee.

Mr. Boehner’s office responded to the request from the three congressmen, but a spokesman said Mr. Huelskamp will not be reinstated to his committees.

The spokesman had no comment on Mr. Price’s decision not to raise a challenge for the speakership.

Conservative interest groups have complained about the committee moves and Mr. Boehner’s negotiations in the fiscal cliff talks.

Mr. Boehner and his lieutenants have said they would be willing to accept $800 billion in higher income taxes for the wealthy, as long as the money comes from eliminating deductions and loopholes, not from raising rates.

That runs against conservative orthodoxy, which holds that the deficit is a result of too much spending, not of too little taxing. Mr. Obama, though, has insisted that higher rates be the centerpiece of any final deal and that the wealthy can afford to pay more in order to maintain the promises the government has made to lower- and middle-income Americans.

As he tries to negotiate, Mr. Boehner has the support of the rest of House leadership. Even many rank-and-file members who aren’t enamored with his opening offer say he still has their backing as he tries to negotiate a deal.

Committee assignments are doled out by a steering committee headed by Mr. Boehner, and his spokesman, Michael Steel, said those decisions are “based on a variety of factors.”

Leadership aides disputed the notion that the four Republicans who were kicked off their committees were punished for being too conservative. They pointed to conservative lawmakers who won key committee assignments this year as evidence that it wasn’t a purge.

Party leaders often struggle to maintain discipline. Earmarks once were a key tool, as leaders doled out spending for local projects based on who was most cooperative, but with the end of earmarks, leaders have fewer tools at their disposal. Committee assignments are one way to punish lawmakers.

Rep. Walter B. Jones of North Carolina, who was booted from the Financial Services Committee, said he has no regrets and vowed to continue to vote his conscience.

“I’m not going to sacrifice my integrity for anyone or any party,” Mr. Jones said. “It’s the price you pay. I didn’t come up here to be a puppet for anyone. And I think the public back in my district, which is the most important, has seen I’m willing to do what I think is right.”

#FireBoehner – Tea Party Nation

John Boehner - Caricature

John Boehner – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)


#FireBoehner – Tea Party Nation.


Posted by Judson Phillips


There is a hashtag now floating around twitter.  It is simple and it is to the point.


 John Boehner must go.


 He is totally unwilling to fight Barack Obama, but he is quite willing to fight conservatives.  His white flag of surrender is out and he is ready to agree to massive tax increases that will only grow the big government state but will also destroy the Republican Party


 So what do we need to do?


 I was not the first to come up with this idea but I was one of the first to call for getting rid of John Boehner and warning that he was going to be a disaster for the conservative movement.


 On March 1, 2011, I wrote that then out of control actor Charlie Sheen was making more sense than John Boehner.  I also called for a primary opponent for Boehner.


 The fight today is much simpler than trying to primary John Boehner.


 If sixteen Republicans defect and refuse to vote for Boehner as Speaker, he will not have the requisite 218 votes to be reelected. 


 We need to put pressure on Republican Members of Congress to vote against Boehner for Speaker. 


 It is safe to say we already have four votes.    Those would be from the conservatives removed from Committees.   Louie Gohmert, who is one of the heroes in Congress who nominated Newt Gingrich to be Speaker during Party Leadership elections might well be a 5thvote. 


 That would leave only eleven members of the GOP to defect to end Boehner’s epic failure of a tenure as Speaker.


 We conservatives need to reach out to every Republican member of Congress.  The message needs to be the same.  Boehner must go.


 If Boehner does not go, a lot of Republicans are going to leave the Party.    If Boehner surrenders as I predict he will, he will destroy what is left of the Republican brand.    Conservatives will have no choice but to form a third party because the Republican Party will simply collapse. 


 If we are successful in kicking Boehner from the Speaker’s chair, who replaces him?


 It cannot be anyone in the current leadership.  Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy were up to their ears in the conservative purge.  All we would be doing would be trading one bad leader for another. 


 Perhaps Louie Gohmert was right.


 Perhaps we need Newt Gingrich.


 The Speaker of the House does not have to be a current member of the House.  Article One, Clause Five of the Constitution sets up the Office of the Speaker of the House but does not explicitly require that the Speaker be a current member of Congress. 


 Gingrich would come into the job with a wealth of experience no one else could offer.   Gingrich has dealt with a Democrat President in the past and got a conservative agenda through.


 Newt is a field general.  That is his greatest strength.  He can articulate a conservative vision and more importantly he can strategize to get that vision accomplished. 


 Of all of the potential leaders out there, Newt is the only one I can think of who I would trust and feel totally comfortable with leading the charge against the Democrats and the Party of Treason.


 Newt is the only leader I can think of who we could put in charge of the House and be confident that he would not only fight, but he would win.


 We have a choice.   Surrender or victory. 


 John Boehner will not fight.  He is too much of a coward to go up against Barack Obama.   Newt is not a coward.  He is a brilliant leader.  He would have done much better than Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee.  


 The day has come and we need his leadership.


 Louie Gohmert is one of the wisest men in Congress.   When he nominated Newt to be Speaker in the party leadership elections, he showed that wisdom. 


 We should listen to Louie more often!




NAPOLITANO: GOP for Big Government – Washington Times

NAPOLITANO: GOP for Big Government – Washington Times.

Republicans running from punt they set up

By Andrew P. Napolitano

distressDo you know anyone who voted Republican this past election in order to further President Obama’s big government agenda? It is more likely that Republican voters sought to advance a smaller version of the federal government. Assuming this is the case, why are Republican congressional leaders offering to help the president spend us into oblivion?

I suspected that those questions might be asked when Mitt Romney was nominated to oppose Mr. Obama. My view of his campaign then and now has been that he presented a choice to the voters of big government versus bigger government, and bigger government prevailed. Mr. Romney argued during the campaign that he was at a disadvantage because the president had distributed federal tax dollars to persons and groups critical to his re-election. He has since argued that he lost the election because nearly half of Americans — some by chance, some by choice and some by force — are dependent on government for much of their income or subsistence.

His argument sounds harsh, but it’s true. A formerly working, now retired couple in their mid-80s who are receiving monthly payments from the Social Security Administration into which they were forced to make payments while they were working can hardly be considered slackers. They can be considered dupes. All of us who have fallen for the government’s nonsense about it holding our money for our future use have been duped. The government doesn’t hold anyone’s money for him. It spends whatever it collects as soon as it receives it. When its entitlement bills come due, it uses current tax revenue, or it borrows money in order to acquire the cash to make the payments.

The president knows this. Congress knows it. The courts have endorsed it. In endorsing it, the courts have held that the government’s decision to pay entitlements is a political, not a legal, one. Stated differently, the federal government has no legal obligation to pay any money to any Social Security or Medicare or Medicaid applicant. That’s why those who have relied on the political wisdom of politicians, rather than their own prudential judgment, are dupes. Let me rephrase that: Those who have permitted politicians to use the force of law to compel everyone to contribute their hard-earned income to a bankrupt government Ponzi scheme are dupes if they think this can work without end.

When FDR first proposed his Social Security scam, he knew that only force and duplicity would get enough people into the system to generate the cash flow at the entry side of the Ponzi scheme to make it salable to Congress and to the American people. LBJ knew the same was the case for his expansions of Social Security with Medicare and Medicaid. What LBJ probably did not anticipate is that health insurers would largely cease offering products of primary insurance to seniors. Seniors then required the government entitlements into which they had mistakenly believed they were contributing, because the government became the only game in town.

Now that the emperor has no clothes, and we are confronting more and more seniors who have been lulled into this false sense of security, and fewer young workers are even entering the job market, the government’s voracious need for cash is difficult to fulfill. Earlier this year, when members of both parties in Congress recognized this ticking time bomb, they agreed to address it by punting. Now, that punted political football is falling to the earth, and no one wants to catch it. The punt they bequeathed to themselves is a tax increase for everyone and reductions in spending that even they find to be odious. The odor they dislike is the realization, to paraphrase Margaret Thatcher, that they are running out of other people’s money.

The president was re-elected on promises of more of the same: more borrowing, more spending and new taxes on the rich. The Republicans who got elected did so on promises of lessened spending and no new taxes, to paraphrase George H.W. Bush. The president, who is the most liberal president since Woodrow Wilson, is largely ignorant of economics 101. But his ignorance is consistent with his beliefs that the feds can continue to spend more than they collect and continue to borrow without ever repaying.

The Republicans in the House are largely more conservative than at any time since Wilson left office. One would expect them to understand the intent of the voters who sent them there and thus say no to more taxes, no to more spending and no to more borrowing. Instead, we have Republican leadership in the House that actually proposed raising more revenue by eliminating deductions on income taxes. They somehow claim that they are being faithful to their stated mission of fiscal conservatism by making you pay more money but at the present tax rates. They, too, have failed economics 101.

Any significant movement of wealth from taxpayers to tax consumers will not enhance prosperity; it will crush it, and it will breed dependence on a government that is fiscally out of control. The recipients will no doubt vote to re-elect those who gave them these payments.

Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. He is author of “Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom” (Thomas Nelson, 2012).