CONTENTS: Voter ID – #s/eMails; Debate clips; Newt ahead; Newt’s ex; Palin to be in Newt admin; 25 TEAs to endorse Newt; Strassel – what Paul wants; Limbaugh – root of our problems; Charen – weak horse; BO’s one-man rule; D’s “reasonable profits board”; Savage – USMC honor; Helprin – Iran mortal threat; Center American Progress; More Copts die in silence; Che Gueverra Dems; Bain saved America; Web censors; House & debt ceiling; BO cancelled pipeline; Top donor to count votes – from Barcelona; Soros activists run Occupy; Scott Walker; Steve Jobs on education; West Vincent pigs; Subsidize solar; Hanson – curtain drops.
Announcements: p. 13 and at http://www.deadcatsandclippings.com/?page_id=394
1/20/1933: The 20th Amendment to the Constitution moved Inauguration from March 4th to January 20th. “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” (emph added, jb) (Bennett & Cribb, 2008)
“One hundred seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one … As little will it avail us that they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism is not the government we fought for…” Thomas Jefferson (Thanks Mark Levin, Ameritopia)
“Mitt will listen if we yell at him after he’s elected. Newt won’t.” John Cribb, 6 AM, 1/19/2012
VOTER ID – CALL! Numbers/Names also at
eMail Senate Appropriations Committee
Corman, Jake, Chair (717)-787-1377 http://www.jakecorman.com/contact.htm
Tomlinson, Robert M., Vice Chair (717) 787-5072 email@example.com
Hughes, Vincent J., Minority Chair (717) 787-7112 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ferlo, Jim, Minority Vice Chair (717) 787-6123 email@example.com
Pileggi, Dominic, ex-officio (717) 787-4712 firstname.lastname@example.org
Costa, Jay, ex-officio (717) 787-7683 email@example.com
Scarnati, Joseph B., III, ex-officio (717) 787-7084 firstname.lastname@example.org
Majority Members (Republicans)
Argall, David G. (717) 787-2637 email@example.com
Baker, Lisa (717) 787-7428 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brubaker, Mike (717) 787-4420 http://senatorbrubaker.com/contact.htm
Gordner, John R. (717) 787-8928 email@example.com
Greenleaf, Stewart J. (717) 787-6599 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mensch, Bob (717) 787-3110 http://www.senatormensch.com/contact.htm
Pippy, John (717) 787-5839 email@example.com
Rafferty, John C., Jr. (717) 787-1398 firstname.lastname@example.org
Smucker, Lloyd K. (717) 787-6535 email@example.com
Vance, Patricia H. (717) 787-8524 firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional: Charles T. McIlhinney (717) 787-7305 email@example.com
31 Video clips: http://www.breitbart.tv/south-carolina-debate-coverage/
Balz & Cilizza, WaPo: “Republican Presidential Contest Has a Day Full of Upheaval”
“It was a day of split-screen viewing and almost hourly recalibration. Iowa Republicans declared former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) the new winner of their Jan. 3 caucuses, erasing Mitt Romney’s eight-vote victory. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who had one of the largest donor networks of any candidate, quit the race and endorsed former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who was gaining momentum but faced new challenges as an ex-wife accused him in two interviews of asking for an “open marriage.”
“And that was all before mid-afternoon. Thursday was capped by the second candidate debate in four days, this time with just four contenders — Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) — onstage and with more at stake than in any of the previous forums.
“The debate was more evenly balanced between the two front-runners than a forum earlier in which Gingrich gained the upper hand. Santorum was especially aggressive in challenging his rivals, but saved his most pointed criticism for Gingrich, saying his temperament and style would make him a risk to lead the party against President Obama in November…”
Christian Science Monitor
Rick Moran, PJM: Newt’s Night, Mitt Nicked
“Rick Santorum scored some telling points against Mitt Romney on abortion and Obamacare, and Newt Gingrich tried to pile on, but at the end of the night, the former Massachusetts governor weathered the attacks with little damage…”
Rasmussen: Newt Ahead
“The latest telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in the state finds Gingrich with 33% support to Romney’s 31%. Two days ago, before the last debate, it was Romney by 14 percentage points.”
Jeff Poor, Daily Caller: Newt’s Ex-
Irony: Newt is not the Mormon…
“A Thursday night ABC “Nightline” interview with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s second ex-wife, Marianne Gingrich, is set to reveal that Gingrich asked her for an open marriage so that he could carry on an affair with one of his staffers, current wife Calista Gingrich.
“The allegation was revealed by ABC’s Brian Ross on ‘Morning Majority,’ a radio show on WMAL in Washington, D.C. The interview, set to air on Thursday night, could perhaps have an immediate impact on the contest for the Republican presidential nomination.
Alex Roarty, National Journal: Perry Drops Out, to Endorse Newt
“…The move by Perry to end his flailing campaign was inevitable; it only comes a few days sooner than expected. The Texas governor has been unable to gain a foothold in South Carolina, where he was depending on the state’s many evangelicals and social conservatives to give him a break-out win…”
Wilgoran & Rucker: WaPo: Santorum Won Iowa by 34 Votes
Eight precincts missing…
CSMonitor: Why Is It Called “Split Decision”?
TPM: Newt – Palin to Have Major Role in his Administration
“In an interview with Wolf Blitzer that will air today at 5:25 pm E.T. on CNN, Newt Gingrich said he will ask Sarah Palin “to play a major role” in his administration if elected President.
“Gingrich’s remarks come a day after the former Alaska governor and vice-Presidential candidate made waves by offering a quasi-endorsement of Gingrich on Fox News.
“I want to see this thing continue because iron sharpens iron,” Palin told Fox’s Sean Hannity. “If I had to vote in order to keep it going, I would vote for Newt.”
Palin recently said she was unsure whether her endorsement would actually help any candidates at the moment, which may help to explain her slightly unconventional fist-bump for Newt. She explained it further this way:
“I want more debates, more vetting of candidates, because we know the mistake made in our country four years ago with having a candidate that was not vetted to the degree that he should have been.”
Alex Pappas, Daily Caller: 25 TEA Party Leaders to Support Newt
“CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Daily Caller has learned that 100 tea party leaders from 25 states will announce Thursday that they are supporting Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and will form a coalition called Tea Partiers With Newt…”
Kimberley Strassel, WSJ: “What Ron Paul Wants”
“He knows he can’t win, but he wants to use his delegates to hold the Republican Party hostage to his views on national security and presidential power.
For most politicians, the act of losing—again and again—is a sign that the majority of voters prefer something else. Yet Mr. Paul isn’t going anywhere. He’s suggested he’ll be in this primary until the last votes in June. Which raises the question: What does Mr. Paul want?
“The answer is coming clear, and it ought to have the Republican voters who are hosting Mr. Paul in this primary unhappy. The speculation up to now has been that the Texan might launch a third-party run, but it seems he’s keeping that in his back pocket. His real aim is to take the party hostage, threatening to withhold his followers’ votes unless the GOP agrees to adopt positions that are anathema to most conservatives. Call it minority rule…”
Rush Limbaugh: The Root of our Problems
“Mitt Romney nor Newt Gingrich nor Rick Santorum nor Rick Perry have anything to do with the economic misery in this country. That is traceable to one man and one location: Barack Obama and the Oval Office. Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Santorum have not played over 90 rounds of golf in three years while everybody’s suffering. Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, the Republican nominees have not flown all over the world on the federal government’s dime. They’re not having lavish parties and concerts on the public’s dime. They’re not living like kings on other people’s money.
“Obama sends his wife on government jets four hours ahead of him to the same destination, or she decides to take the jet herself. The Republicans are not doing that.
“Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich will be taking a pay cut. For Obama winning the White House was a path to wealth. For the Republican nominees all except Santorum, now, it will be a pay cut. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Santorum. None of the Republican candidates are responsible for the 16% real unemployment in this country. They are not responsible for the increased fuel and food costs. They are not responsible for any of this. That would be Obama, who pretends to care about the middle class but lives like a king at the public trough. Mitt Romney’s not the problem. Newt Gingrich is not the problem. Rick Santorum is not the problem.
“We find ourselves in the mess that we are in, precariously balanced on the edge, because of Barack Obama…”
Mona Charen, NRO: “Return of the Weak Horse”
“In the immediate aftermath of September 11, a rough consensus emerged about the messages the Clinton administration was sending to potential adversaries. The failure to respond to the attacks on our forces in Mogadishu, the non-response to the bombings of our embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, and toleration of the assault on the USS Cole — all persuaded al-Qaeda that the United States was a “weak horse” that could be attacked without fear. Our limp response to provocations thus encouraged aggression.
It is a lesson that some never learned. The left wing of the Democratic party (and the Paulite fraction of the Republican party) believes that American misbehavior is what invites belligerence, and that if the U.S. can demonstrate sufficient peaceful intent, we, and the world, will be safer…”
Michael Barone, NRO: BO’s One-Man Rule
“…It’s standard presidential procedure to say you’re not absorbed in campaigning even as you go out to raise money every other day. Bill Clinton, in my view, spent an undue amount of time fundraising, George W. Bush spent more, and Barack Obama makes them both look like pikers.
“So Obama’s scorn for the truth in this regard is only a minor matter. His scorn for the Constitution is something else…”
Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill: D’s “Reasonable Profits Board”
“The Gas Price Spike Act, H.R. 3784, would apply a windfall tax on the sale of oil and gas that ranges from 50 percent to 100 percent on all surplus earnings exceeding “a reasonable profit.” It would set up a Reasonable Profits Board made up of three presidential nominees that will serve three-year terms. Unlike other bills setting up advisory boards, the Reasonable Profits Board would not be made up of any nominees from Congress…”
Michael Savage, WND: Our Marines Honor
“Most of the ‘men’ in the media – the same journalists who are orchestrating the attack on American Marines who allegedly urinated on Taliban terrorists they killed in battle – have never even been in a fistfight, let alone a firefight.
“And yet here they are, piling on the real men who have the guts to go into combat against 15th-century radical Islamist throwbacks, to face a barbaric enemy eye to eye, blade to blade, bullet to bullet.
“The piling on our Marines by the media has done far more damage to the morale of our fighting men than our soldiers’ actions.
“And yet we hear Marine Corps Commandant General John Amos calling the act ‘inconsistent with [our] high standards of conduct,’ then whining about our commitment to ‘upholding the Geneva Convention, the laws of war and our own core values.’
“This in the face of Taliban atrocities – car-bombings, beheadings, the murder of women and children – that flout the Geneva Convention and yet are routinely ignored by the media and our military higher-ups, who also downplayed the Ft. Hood massacre by Major Nidal Hasan.
“Our fighting men must be supported at all costs at a time like this…”
Mark Helprin, WSJ: Mortal Threat from Iran
“Iran can sea-launch from off our coasts. Germany planned this in World War II. If cocaine can be smuggled into the U.S. without interdiction, we cannot dismiss the possibility of an Iranian nuke ending up in Manhattan.
“To assume that Iran will not close the Strait of Hormuz is to assume that primitive religious fanatics will perform cost-benefit analyses the way they are done at Wharton. They won’t, especially if the oil that is their life’s blood is threatened. If Iran does close the strait, we will fight an air and naval war derivative of and yet peripheral to the Iranian nuclear program, a mortal threat the president of the United States has inadequately addressed…”
Peter Wallsten, WaPo: Center for American Progress (& BO) under Fire from ISR Advocates
“The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank closely aligned with the White House, is embroiled in a dispute with several major Jewish organizations over statements on Israel and charges that some center staffers have used anti-Semitic language to attack pro-Israel Americans.
“The controversy reflects growing divisions among important allies of President Obama over Middle East policy that could complicate the president’s reelection outreach to some Jewish voters, just as he is seeking to assure them of his commitment to Israel’s security amid fears of an Iran nuclear threat…”
Sarah Lunch, Washington Times: More Copts Die
“The isolated village of Abo Korkas lies 150 miles south of Cairo, amid untouched patches of fertile green land, and likely looks little different from the way it did nearly 2,000 years ago, when Christianity blossomed here under Roman rule.
“The Christian community in Egypt has dwindled since the birth of Islam about 1,400 years ago, but Minya remains one of the Egyptian cities with a large population of Coptic Christians, making up about 40 percent of its more than 2 million inhabitants. Copts, an Anglicized Arabic word for Egyptian, share many theological beliefs of Roman Catholicism.
“Minya also is a stronghold of Gemaa Islamiyya, a U.S.-designated terrorist group that attacked Coptic Christians, government agencies and tourists throughout the 1990s. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party and the hard-line Salafist al-Noor party are the most popular parties here among Muslims.
“Behind the quiet and quaint facade of Abo Korkas, Christian residents who live amid a labyrinth of dirt roads say they are worried…”
Also: Rhoda Kadalie, PJM: In Africa and the Middle East, Human Rights Groups Silent on Christian Persecution
Peter Ferrara, American Spectator: The Che Guevera Democrats
“This is the party that rejected Hillary Clinton because she was not left enough. Instead it literally took a Marxist street agitator from the Chicago political machine and put him in the White House. Barack Obama was actually teaching the social manipulation methods of openly communist revolutionary Saul Alinsky to other Marxist revolutionaries for the radical communist front group ACORN. His weird name reflects his personal rejection of American culture. This is the person today’s Democrat party wanted for President.
“But it is not just him…”
Daniel Henninger, WSJ: Bain Capital Saved America
“Not only did Bain Capital save America, but no matter what turn Mitt Romney’s political career takes, Bain Capital may stand as the best of Mr. Romney’s lifetime contributions to the nation’s economic well-being. If only he’d tell the story.
“We are of course putting forth “Bain Capital” as not merely the Romney private-equity house but as the stand-in for the period of American economic history that ran from 1980 to 1989. Back then it was called the Greed Decade, with asset-stripping barbarians at the gate. Virtually everything about this popular stereotype is wrong. Properly understood, the 1980s, including Bain, were the remarkable years when an ever-resilient America found a way to save itself from becoming what Europe is now—a global has-been…”
Don’t Censor the Web
Hearings start January 24th… petition here: https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/
CBS: Rubio Withdrew Support
“MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On the same day that thousands of websites including Wikipedia and WordPress have gone dark to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act; Florida Senator Marco Rubio announced he was withdrawing his name and support for the bill.
“‘Congress should listen and avoid rushing through a bill that could have many unintended consequences,’ Senator Rubio wrote on his Facebook page. ‘Therefore, I have decided to withdraw my support for the Protect IP Act.’
Rubio’s statement also said he hopes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will abandon plans to send the act to the Senate floor while giving legislators more time to address the concerns and ramifications of a potentially crippling bill to the Internet.
House Refused to Hike Debt Ceiling
“WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to reject a request by President Obama to raise the debt ceiling — a largely symbolic vote, since the Senate is expected to allow the debt ceiling hike.
“The House voted, 239-176, in support of a measure that voices opposition to the increase. Six Democrats voted along with Republicans to oppose the debt ceiling increase. House Republicans had only one defection — California Rep. David Dreier…”
Amy Harder, National Journal: BO Cancels Pipeline, Blames GOP
“…the Obama administration is hitting Republicans back by saying no because of their forcing him to decide on the project in just 60 days. Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail promptly painted the decision as a rejection of thousands of American jobs purely for political reasons…”
Financial Post: Pipeline “Far from Dead”
“Opponents to TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL cheered the decision by the U.S. State Dept. rejecting the company’s pipeline, but analysts Thursday reminded everyone that Keystone is far from dead.
“‘Recent commentary from [TransCanada] indicated that a new route in Nebraska was just weeks away from being finalized,’ said Chad Friess, analyst with UBS.
The State Dept. was required to make a decision on the Keystone pipeline, which would have carried bitumen from the oil sands in Canada to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast, by February 21.
“‘We suspect the Obama administration felt compelled to issue its decision prior to the Feb. 21 deadline since a new route in Nebraska would have removed the only basis for rejection,’ Mr. Friess added, referring to protests over Keystone’s original route through a sensitive ecological region in Nebraska.
Aaron Klein, KleinonLine: Obama’s Top Donor to Count Votes
“A top director at a venture capital firm that finances a controversial new online voting system donated to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and also contributed the maximum allowable to Obama’s inauguration, KleinOnline has learned.
“The internationally-headquartered company, SCYTL, has previously faced questions about the security of its electronic voting technologies, which are now set to be deployed in 900 U.S. jurisdictions.
“The firm already provides balloting for overseas U.S. military and civilian voting in nine states plus elections technologies in several districts.
“Concerns have also been raised about SCYTL’s ties to the Spanish government and to international venture capital firms…”
Aaron Klein tape, KleinonLine: Soros Activists Run “Occupy”
Scott Walker – Donate: www.ScottWalker.org
Matthew Boyle, Daily Caller: Union-backed Dems submit 1 million signatures to recall Wisconsin governor
“National labor union-backed liberal activists have gathered and submitted 1 million signatures in Wisconsin in support of an orchestrated effort to force a recall election against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
“Though the Democrats have no candidate to run against Walker — who they despise for cutting back on public sector unions’ stranglehold on Wisconsin’s coffers — they’re forging ahead with an effort to attack him. They need 540,208 valid signatures to officially ignite a recall election. There has been no indication of how many of the 1 million signatures are valid.
“Earlier this year, Wisconsin recall actvists were caught trying to pass ‘Mickey Mouse’ and ‘Adolf Hitler’ off as valid signatures. Tea party organizations, including the Tea Party Express, have vowed to commit resources and volunteers to check each of the million signatures the Democrats filed Tuesday…”
(RELATED: The Daily Caller’s exclusive interview with Gov. Walker)
Steve Jobs, 1996, Wired: Education (for Bob Guzzardi)
Bob took a hit from an Allentown lib for a piece in CATS. My numbers went up. Thanks Bob … hit him back! Meanwhile, I got this piece by way of Rush Limbaugh. Enjoy it!
“Could technology help by improving education?
“I used to think that technology could help education. I’ve probably spearheaded giving away more computer equipment to schools than anybody else on the planet. But I’ve had to come to the inevitable conclusion that the problem is not one that technology can hope to solve. What’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology. No amount of technology will make a dent.
“It’s a political problem. The problems are sociopolitical. The problems are unions. You plot the growth of the NEA [National Education Association] and the dropping of SAT scores, and they’re inversely proportional. The problems are unions in the schools. The problem is bureaucracy. I’m one of these people who believes the best thing we could ever do is go to the full voucher system.
“I have a 17-year-old daughter who went to a private school for a few years before high school. This private school is the best school I’ve seen in my life. It was judged one of the 100 best schools in America. It was phenomenal. The tuition was $5,500 a year, which is a lot of money for most parents. But the teachers were paid less than public school teachers – so it’s not about money at the teacher level. I asked the state treasurer that year what California pays on average to send kids to school, and I believe it was $4,400. While there are not many parents who could come up with $5,500 a year, there are many who could come up with $1,000 a year.
“If we gave vouchers to parents for $4,400 a year, schools would be starting right and left. People would get out of college and say, “Let’s start a school.” You could have a track at Stanford within the MBA program on how to be the businessperson of a school. And that MBA would get together with somebody else, and they’d start schools. And you’d have these young, idealistic people starting schools, working for pennies.
They’d do it because they’d be able to set the curriculum. When you have kids you think, ‘What exactly do I want them to learn?’ Most of the stuff they study in school is completely useless. But some incredibly valuable things you don’t learn until you’re older – yet you could learn them when you’re younger. And you start to think, “What would I do if I set a curriculum for a school?”
“God, how exciting that could be! But you can’t do it today. You’d be crazy to work in a school today. You don’t get to do what you want. You don’t get to pick your books, your curriculum. You get to teach one narrow specialization. Who would ever want to do that?” http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/4.02/jobs_pr.html
Daily Salvo: West Vincent Pigs
“West Vincent Township, Pennsylvania is a microcosm of a modern-day America overrun by public servants feeding at the trough. Why? Because West Vincent’s municipal leaders are enriching themselves with perks and privileges (ranging from free healthcare benefits to plush no bid contracts) that are technically legal, yet morally repugnant. But, as the saying goes, ‘pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.’ So, remember that it’s the responsibility of concerned voters like you to ensure that politicians going hog wild get butchered on Election Day.” http://www.dailysalvo.com/rapid_fire_reports.php
Citizens Alliance: “Subsidize Solar in PA” – Like Hell!
Thanks, Lou. Is this a distraction from Voter ID? Or some scheme to throw state money where Obama has thrown buckets of federal dollars to his campaign donors? Even more peculiar, Dom Giordano advertises that Solaron is the only installer left in PA…
“How do you solve a problem of too much supply caused by government interference in the energy market?
“According to Rep. Chris Ross and 106 other sponsors of HB 1580 you ‘solve’ the problem by forcing people to buy more of a more expensive product.
“From the PA Independent:
“A proposal requiring electric companies in Pennsylvania to buy more solar energy could cost ratepayers in Pennsylvania as much as $3 billion over the next decade.
Legislation, drafted by state Rep. Chris Ross, R-Chester, aims to address the collapsing value of the state’s solar energy credit market after the state injected more than $180 million in grants and loans to stimulate the industry in recent years.
“Thanks to abundant government subsidies for solar energy, the market expanded too quickly and caused the value of solar energy credits – rebates paid by electric companies to consumers who use solar power – to fall so low that installations of new solar equipment may cease for the next three years.
“‘We now have a lot of extra solar installations chasing after very few renewable energy credits. The market has crashed,’ Ross said.
“Solar advocates say the only way to prevent a collapse of the solar energy market in Pennsylvania is to provide further subsidies by requiring electric companies to buy a higher amount of solar energy for the next three years.
“Since solar energy is more expensive to produce than other forms of energy, purchasing more solar will drive up costs for the companies and will be passed on to consumers.”
In Pennsylvania, electric companies are already required to buy ‘alternative’ energy produced at higher costs. Electricity from solar is roughly 10 times more expensive to produce than power generated from natural gas. This extra cost is passed along via our respective electric bills. As a result consumers in states that have alternative energy mandates, like Pennsylvania, pay 39 percent more for their electricity, than consumers in states that actually let the market work.
“If your Representative is listed below as a sponsor of this legislation, ask them why they are going to double down on interfering in the energy market. Let them know that Pennsylvanians will pay the price for it.
“ROSS, SCAVELLO, THOMAS, BISHOP, BOYD, B. BOYLE, K. BOYLE, BRADFORD, BRENNAN, BRIGGS, R. BROWN, V. BROWN, CALTAGIRONE, CARROLL, COHEN, D. COSTA, CREIGHTON, CURRY, CUTLER, DALEY, DAVIS, DAY, DEASY, DeLUCA, DePASQUALE, DiGIROLAMO, DONATUCCI,J. EVANS, EVERETT, FARRY, FLECK, FRANKEL, FREEMAN, GALLOWAY, GEORGE, GIBBONS, GILLEN, GINGRICH, GOODMAN, HACKETT, HAHN, HANNA, HARHAI, HARKINS, HARPER, HARRIS, HELM, HENNESSEY, HESS, HORNAMAN, JOSEPHS, KAVULICH, F. KELLER, M. K. KELLER, W. KELLER, KILLION, KOTIK, KULA, MAJOR, MALONEY, MANN, MASSER, MATZIE, McGEEHAN, MICCARELLI, MILLARD, MILNE, MOUL, MUNDY, MURPHY, MURT, NEUMAN, M. O’BRIEN, O’NEILL, PASHINSKI, PAYTON, PEIFER, PETRI, PRESTON, READSHAW, REICHLEY, ROEBUCK, SABATINA, SAMUELSON, SANTARSIERO, SANTONI, SAYLOR, SCHRODER, SHAPIRO, K. SMITH, M. SMITH, STABACK, STERN, STURLA, TAYLOR, TOBASH, TOOHIL, VEREB,VITALI, VULAKOVICH, WAGNER, WATSON, WHITE,YOUNGBLOOD, QUINN, ROCK, SONNEY
“Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) is a non-profit organization founded to raise the standard of living of all Pennsylvanians by restoring limited government, economic freedom, and personal responsibility. By empowering the Commonwealth’s employers and taxpayers to break state government’s “Iron Triangle” of career politicians, bureaucrats, and Big Government lobbyists, this restoration will occur and Pennsylvania will prosper.” http://www.empowerpa.org/contribute.php
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: The Curtain Drops
“The United States should pay heed to the modern Greek Cassandra, since our own rendezvous with reality is rapidly approaching. The costs of servicing a growing national debt of more than $15 trillion are starting to squeeze out other budget expenditures. Americans are no longer affluent enough to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars to import oil, while we snub our noses at vast new oil and gas deposits beneath our own soil and seas.
“In my state, Californians for 40 years have hiked taxes; grown their government; vastly expanded entitlements; put farmland, timberland, and oil and gas lands off limits; and opened their borders to millions of illegal aliens. They apparently assumed that they had inherited so much wealth from prior generations and that their state was so naturally rich, that a continually better life was their natural birthright.
MacCain ‘08?: 200 Pages of Opposition Research on Mitt
January 23, 2012 Air time TBD on NBC
Location: University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida
Sponsor: The St. Petersburg Times, NBC News, the National Journal and the Florida Council of 100
January 26, 2012 Air time TBD on CNN
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Sponsor: CNN, CNN en Español, The Hispanic Leadership Network and The Republican Party of Florida