Where do our Central Committees stand?

I wrote last Friday that the battlelines in Washington between the libs, conservatives and the GOP establishment have been drawn. Never have those divisions been more apparent that in the battle to defund Obamacare.

The liberals in congress claim that defunding Obamacare is a hoax.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) blows the whistle on the hoax to defund Obamacare. “The CRS report notes that much of the administration’s implementation funding comes from the  Affordable Care Act (ACA) itself — not from the spending bills some  conservatives are threatening to defeat. . . . Coburn is among the Senate Republicans who have pushed back strongly against efforts to shut down the government unless a bill to keep it open defunds ObamaCare. ‘I’ve been here when we’ve done that, and it’s not a strategy that works,’  Coburn told The Washington Post. ‘This is misleading the conservative  base because it’s not achievable, and all it will do in the long run is dispirit  the base. This is a failed strategy for conservatives.’” — Washington Post.

Oh, wait! Tom Coburn is a ‘Pub!

This is a prime example of the divisions in Washington. The libs want to fund Obamacare, the establishment GOP, as represented by Tom Coburn, don’t want to defund Obamacare because it’s too much effort, and the few conservatives in Congress, do.

I heard someone say on the radio that the main problem in Washington isn’t opposing the libs. The problem is that the GOP establishment makes no effort to oppose the libs—only the conservatives like Cruz and a few others actively working against the libs and their socialist agenda. If the GOP, the party, stands by and allows the dems and libs to pass piece after piece of liberal legislation, what good are they?

It appears that only the Tea Party and associated grass-roots organizations are the only ones still fighting in Washington to oppose socialism and the lib’s plan for one-party rule.

Tea party asks its grass roots to help kill health care law

By Tom Howell Jr. – The Washington Times, Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tea party Republicans are girding for a fight with the White House — and members of their own party — over how to block President Obama’s health care law, saying Congress must not miss the chance to use this year’s funding bills to try to starve Obamacare to death.

Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative nonprofit in Washington, freshman Sen. Ted Cruz called on “hundreds of thousands” or even millions of grass-roots critics of the Affordable Care Act to sign petitions and call their representatives on Capitol Hill before the spending debate in September.

Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, and several party allies in the Senate — including organizer Mike Lee of Utah, and rising stars Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky — are stoking talk of a government shutdown by vowing to reject any spending plan in September that funds “even one penny of Obamacare.”

“I believe we can win this fight,” Mr. Cruz said.

But their push is running into problems. Even some Republicans who want to end the health care law say holding the rest of government funding hostage is neither politically smart nor doable.

Republican leaders in both chambers are still grappling with a strategy. They are caught between a president insistent that his chief domestic priority be protected, and their own troops on the right who say this year’s funding bill offers leverage that they cannot afford to pass up.

Mr. Cruz said the House should pass a bill that funds every facet of the federal government except for the health care law. Then, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and Mr. Obama will cry foul, he predicted.

“At that point, we’ve got to actually stand up and fight,” Mr. Cruz told bloggers at Heritage, calling on grass-roots conservatives to light up the phones on Capitol Hill. “If we don’t do it now, we very likely never will.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said there have been “a lot of internal discussions” about how to handle the situation, but that no decisions have been made.

In the end, the establishment waffles, runs in circles, while the young turks, the conservatives, actually present a plan to do something.

No, we don’t know if the conservative plan will work. It has to get through the Senate. Chances are, Reid will kill it and then—the government shuts down because their will be no funding legislation to continue federal operations…except for essential services such as the military, Social Security, and a few others.

Note: If those essential services stop, it’s not because of a shutdown. No, it is because Obama and the dems WANT them shut down.

If the GOP establishment can’t or won’t oppose Obamacare, the dems and the liberal elements in Washington, we need to either give them incentives to be active in the opposition or be removed, i.e., primaried out of office.

In either case, if the GOP is to continue to exist as a viable party, the local and state central committees must act. The state central committees are most important for this effort because they make up most of the national GOP central committee.

Those central committees must make a definitive move, not just an effort, a commitment, to force the establishment to get in line or to get out. Not one of those in the Washington establishment can exist without the support of the national and state central committees. Those committees are the true force in the party.

It is time for those committees to act. A first step would be to have each Congressman, Senator and Representative, pledge to defund Obamacare, to kill the Democrat Voter Recruitment bill, AKA Immigration Reform, in the house, to actively oppose Obama and the dem and make that pledge in WRITING! They must commit to that pledge or run the risk of being removed from office via primary opponents.

The Central Committees can no longer sit on the sidelines, kowtowing to the state and national committees. They must act. Now.

Busy today

Out running errands. No post today nor tomorrow. Next post Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

The Follies for Friday, July 26, 2013

The battlelines in Washington, between the dems, the conservatives, and the ‘Pub establishment, are being drawn. The next major battle will be the continuing resolution that funds the FedGov. The dems block every budget bill coming out of the House and the establishment hasn’t the guts to stand their ground on this spending bill. The major objective of this coming battle will be to defund Obamacare.

The ‘Pub establishment in the form of Boehner and McConnell, aren’t known for having any backbone. It took a concerted effort by House conservatives, a direct threat to remove him as the House Speaker, to make Boehner table (so far) the Senate travesty of an Immigration bill (colloquially known as the Democrat Voter Recruitment bill.)

A number of conservative organizations are targeting House members, members supposedly conservatives, to vote to eliminate Obamacare funding in the continuing resolution. Our own Vicky Hartzler is one of those House members whose vote to defund Obamacare is in doubt. Hartzler has a deserved reputation for being an establishment rubber-stamp. It will be difficult to get her to show some spine and rebuff Boehner’s demands to go along with the dems.

I received the email below this morning. I’m passing it along. Let’s set Miz Hartzler’s office lines on fire.

Heritage Action for America (If you
are reading this, click to display images in your email program.)

Encourage Rep. Vicky Hartzler to Defund Obamacare

Yesterday, President Obama doubled down on Obamacare, saying his administration will continue to implement this disastrous and unpopular law. Fortunately, momentum is growing in the House to defund Obamacare in its entirety.

>> Take Action: Encourage Rep. Vicky Hartzler to support defunding Obamacare.

In May, Rep. Vicky Hartzler voted to repeal Obamacare. When the House considers a year-end funding bill in September, the lawmakers will have a chance to do the next best thing: defund it.

>> Email Rep. Vicky Hartzler: We must defund Obamacare now.

Obamacare is already increasing premiums, destroying jobs and reducing work hours. Hard working Americans simply cannot afford Obamacare, and Congress should not expect them to fund it.

This is a fight we can (and must) win. Thank you for taking action to defund Obamacare.


Russ Vought
Political Director
Heritage Action for America


In the continuing recall battle in Colorado, there’s been a new attack—the dems have forced through new voting laws to hinder the recall.

Colorado recalls to be held under new election law

Thursday, July 25, 2013 – Red Pill, Blue Pill by Al Maurer

COLORADO SPRINGS, July 25, 2013—The Colorado recall elections to be held on September 10 will be conducted under new Colorado election laws passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature at the very end of the session in May. Senators Giron and Hudak, both under threat of recall at the time, reportedly pushed for the new law to take effect almost immediately.

Under the provisions of House Bill 1303, all elections in Colorado will be via mail-in ballot. The precinct polling place will be a thing of the past. Same-day voter registration and voting is allowed; there is no longer such a thing as a “provisional ballot.” Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters, inactive as well as active.

In Colorado, an inactive voter is one who has not voted in several elections. They are often people who have died or who have moved, either from house to house or out of state entirely. Even under existing law, the Secretary of State’s office had been prevented from cleaning up the voting rolls.

Before the new law, a person had until 30 days prior to an election to update their voter information. If someone moved into the state within 30 days of an election, they would not be eligible to vote. If someone changed address within the 30-day window, they could vote a provisional ballot.

Now all that is throw away. If you show up at one of a smaller number of “voter service centers” after Labor Day—in the case of these recall elections—and you’re breathing, you get to cast a ballot.

Voter ID was rejected by Democrats. A utility bill with an address on it is all that is needed.

El Paso County District Attorney Dan May says that under the old election law the emphasis was on fraud prevention. Under the new one, it will be tracking down the fraud and prosecuting it. It’s now a game of catch me if you can.

“Catch me if you can.” That really says volumes about the dems in control of the Colorado state government. The dems know the tidal wave is coming to oust them. They are using every legal, quasi-legal means to block the recall. One even called for a criminal investigation of the people behind the recall effort. Now, they’re trying a new trick. If the law won’t help block the recall—change the voting law to allow more democrat vote fraud.


“When is it time to vote for a democrat to remove an unfit republican?” That was a question Mark Levin posed last night on his radio show. This is what was said on that show…taken from Levin’s website.

So what do we do about John Boehner?

While there are grassroots efforts emerging to primary Boehner in Ohio’s 8th District — and we wish them all possible success — the time has come to consider an alternative plan. A nuclear option, if you will.

Assuming that Boehner wins his primary in OH-8, I suggest we rally support among Tea Party and Constitutional Conservatives in that district to vote. To vote Democrat.

That single seat has virtually no chance of swinging the majority in the House one way or the other. A newly elected Democrat in that very Red seat will be a back-bencher and virtually powerless. This will give time to the district (and it is a very conservative district by all accounts) to assemble a credible candidate should one not emerge in 2014.

I would never advocate such a tactic in the Senate even though Mitch McConnell is Boehner-lite. In the Senate the odds of taking majority control are simply too tempting to chance returning the dimwitted crackpot from Searchlight, Nevada to a seat of power.

But Boehner, on the other hand, is such an egregious failure, such a cowardly and un-principled operator, that he must be ripped out of the Speaker’s chair by any means necessary.

Let’s see what happens in OH-8, but I suggest we fund and vociferously support any — and I do mean any — Boehner opponent. Enough is enough.

A drastic measure, to be sure. But, what are the options when the establishment (Boehner) is fully in control of his district’s ‘Pub organization  and central committees? Vote for a dem to remove an unfit ‘Pub, go 3rd Party and be assured the establishment of both parties will remain in control, or vote for the status quo? The latter choice is to retain Boehner in his office. That would be the worse choice of all.

A targeted approach may be the only effective means of removing those in the ‘Pub ranks who lack the guts to oppose the libs and Obama. It is an option to consider for specific House seats.

Conservatives fight back…in the Primaries.

The next election cycle is coming in 2014. It’s an off-year election, one-third of the Senate and every House seat will be on the line—the ballot. The ‘Pub establishment from Renice Priebus and Karl Rove, to the national campaign committees are targetting conservatives. The conservatives and the Tea Party are fighting back.

Regional conservative groups are organizing opposition. These groups and the Tea Party have been used by the establishment for the last time. This election, the ‘Pub establishment pols will have opposition. As the establishment as sown, so shall they now reap.

Mitch McConnell’s primary opponent comes out swinging

Alex Pappas, Political Reporter, 11:39 AM 07/24/2013

The Kentucky businessman who launched a Republican primary challenge against Mitch McConnell on Wednesday told The Daily Caller he’s running because conservatives have a “tremendous level of dissatisfaction” with the Senate minority leader.

“There’s a tremendous level of dissatisfaction with the fact that for 30 years, he’s been just a big government guy,” Matt Bevin said of McConnell. “He votes for every bailout, he votes for every piece of pork, he is a huge fan of earmarking — it has been temporarily banned, as you know — but folks like Mitch McConnell have made a career of greasing the wheels for themselves and for others.”

During a phone interview an hour before he formally announced his campaign at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfurt, Bevin also laid the groundwork for the argument that McConnell is more concerned with his leadership role in Washington than in representing Kentucky.

“I live in the same town as the man, and I’ve literally never seen him one time,” Bevin said of McConnell. “Ever. And it’s not like we move in entirely different worlds. I’ve never seen him one time, except when he was speaking at a political event. Fifteen years. In the same town in Kentucky. That’s odd. And I’m not alone in that.”

Bevin slammed McConnell as a “big proponent of increased taxes,” a “proponent of pork barrel spending” and as “someone who doesn’t have a tremendous amount of respect for the constitution.”

“McConnell has voted for higher taxes, bailouts, debt ceiling increases, congressional pay raises, and liberal judges,” the announcer in Bevin’s ad states.

As for McConnell, his new ad slams “Bailout Bevin” for taking $200,000 in state government money last year after his Connecticut factory, which wasn’t insured, burned down.

Asked to respond to that ad, which claims Bevin is “not a Kentucky Conservative,” the businessman said that he’s “far more conservative and have spent far more time in Kentucky in the last 15 years than Sen. McConnell has.”

“With respect to a bailout, it’s interesting that a guy who has voted for literally a trillion dollars worth of bailouts for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Wall Street banks, etc., is taking issue with the fact that the people of a town and a state wanted to do something for a business that had burned down, that is historic, that is the oldest family run business in their state, and wanted to gather around, rally around, and do what they could to ensure that those jobs were saved,” Bevin said. “That these employees were not dumped onto the public system.”

Bevins may not be the best candidate, but he certainly can’t be any worse than Mitch McConnell.

John Boehner should take note as well. Every seat in the House is up for election—that is election, not re-election.

Our own Vicky Hartzler should be another establishment rubber-stamp looking over her shoulder. She hasn’t found a pork project yet that she’s hasn’t liked. She rubber-stamped the first Farm Bill with its massive overspending for Food Stamps, crop subsidies and price supports that benefit large and corporate farms. Subsidies and price supports that she and her farmer husband take accept.

When the 2nd version of the Farm Bill, minus the Food Stamps but containing all the pork, was presented to the House, she voted for it again! More pork, more spending, more waste and what is her response? “The catfish duplication was removed.” Big freaking deal! A few paltry millions removed while voting for BILLIONS more in spending.

If the Republican party doesn’t get it’s collective head out, they may, like their Whig predecessors, find their party being split and the ‘Pubs ending up on the historical trash heap. When a vote for either of two parties produces little difference, what other option is left?

‘Pubs, it’s time to consider the welfare of the nation, not for the welfare of your political ambitions and your financial pockets.

Kansas City is #26

An article appeared today listing 19 cities with a greater number of public employee to resident ration than Detroit. Detroit’s statistics are:


Residents per employee 61
Population: 713,777
Employees: 11,645
Annual payroll: $651,437,244
Average compensation: $55,941
What’s not included?

Number 1 on that list is, not surprisingly, Washington, DC.


Residents per employee 25
Population: 601,723
Employees: 23,631
Annual payroll: $3,477,829,176
Average compensation: $147,172
What’s not included?

What isn’t shown in these demographics is the income to debt ratios. We know that Detroit’s ratio was negative…more debt than income. Decades of deficit spending came home, finally, to roost.

Detroit has been ruled by democrats since 1962. Louis Miriani Mayor of Detroit.jpg Louis Miriani, a republican, was Mayor at that time. Being a ‘pub didn’t excuse him from being corrupt. In 1969, he was convicted of federal tax evasion and served approximately 10 months in prison.[96]

The city really didn’t go downhill until the election of Coleman Young. Young was elected in the aftermath of the 1967 riots and the resulting “white flight from Detroit. Coleman blamed his predecessors and called them an “occupation army.” Young used the falling economy of Detroit to build his power base. It was  the beginning of the end for Detroit.

You can find the list of failing cities via this link. Kansas City isn’t in the top 19 but at #26, it’s close.


Residents per employee 69
Population: 459,787
Employees: 6,646
Annual payroll: $357,365,988
Average compensation: $53,771
What’s not included?

Kansas CIty, like Detroit, has been suffering under decades of democrat rule who, like all democrat pols, blame everyone else for their failings while ignoring the very visible fact that it is their policies and actions that was the root cause of their continuing failure. That is also true of other major cities across the US.

Mrs. Crucis and I are fortunate we moved from Kansas City and Jackson County nearly two decades ago. Kansas City’s finances are as shaky as is Detroit. The city’s allegiance to unions and their opposition to Right to Work result in more and more businesses and industries moving across the state line into Kansas, a Right to Work state.

The real tragedy is that Kansas City and Jackson County (MO) residents have swallowed the democrat line, hook, line and sinker. They ignore the warnings, if they see them at all. The Kansas City ‘Red’ Star certainly won’t report the coming danger. No, they are part of the problem—becoming the democrat’s propaganda organ for Kansas City.

The best we can do, to lessen the impact of Kansas City’s coming failure, is to isolate the consequences to Kansas City and Jackson County. When Kansas City and Jackson County inevitably arrive at Jefferson City with their hands out, we, the citizens of Missouri, our Legislature and Governor, must be ready to say, “No!”

Kansas City, like all the democrat ruled cities,  has created their problems. It must be up to Kansas City, and those other cities in similar circumstances, to get themselves out or their predicament. The day of cities sucking off the rest of their state is over.

Oh, by the way, St. Louis is in that list at #11…higher than Detroit!


Residents per employee 50
Population: 319,294
Employees: 6,335
Annual payroll: $600,533,640
Average compensation: $94,796
What’s not included?


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I have an early morning appointment today and no time for a post. Check again tomorrow.

Preliminaries to 2016

I hadn’t intended to write about this subject, but…it…it just irritated me. If you’ve read any of my postings during the past election, you’ll find I’m no fan of Ron Paul. The labels of being an isolationist was earned. When it comes to national security, the best I can say about Ron Paul is that he’s naive to extremes.

That does not necessarily extend to his son, Rand Paul. I’ve been watching him. While Rand Paul has made his own errors in policy, he’s not gone to the extremes as has his father.

The article posted below, purported about Representative Peter King and a run for President in 2016, paints both Pauls, and Ted Cruz, with the same brush. In essence, it’s the opening shots of the next Presidential election.

Rep. Peter King aims to save GOP from Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

By Ben Wolfgang – The Washington Times, Friday, July 19, 2013

If he ultimately decides to run for president in 2016, Rep. Peter King will do it for one reason: to save the Republican party from the “isolationist” policies of Sen. Rand Paul and others.

“It bothers me when the leading Republicans out there — someone like Rand Paul seems more concerned about an American being killed in Starbucks by a CIA drone than he is about Islamic terrorism,” said Mr. King, New York Republican, during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “We are the party of Eisenhower and Reagan, which believes in a strong national defense. I’m willing to be out there and be a spokesman.”

Mr. King said he’s being encouraged to run for the Republican nomination for president because of his strong positions on national security.

While the race is still three years away, it’s widely assumed that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Sen. Ted Cruz also will seek the GOP nomination, and Mr. King believes the two freshman senators simply don’t represent true Republican views on national defense and security, Mr. King said.

“A number of people in the last several months, particularly in New York but also from around the country, were concerned about the lack of a real defense policy and a real defense debate among Republican candidates for president, focusing primarily on Rand Paul and Ted Cruz,” Mr. King said. “We have real national security issues. … We can’t have an isolationist trend, which I think is being pursued by Rand Paul.”

Peter King, like all to many members of the ‘Pub establishment, can’t tell the difference between external national security and internal federal tyranny. The more I read about this topic, and other quotes from King, Boehner, and the ‘Pubs in Washington, the more I believe they’re trying to find something to be a campaign issue against conservatives. The fact they’ve accused Ted Cruz with Rand Paul is telling.

To paraphrase Peter King, no one should be concerned about the CIA targeting Americans anywhere in the world—if it is for ‘national security.’ Domestic surveillance is the same as surveillance outside the US. It’s all about subversives and terrorists.

No, Mr. King, it is not. We have a document called the Constitution. It has an amendment, the 4th one, that protects citizens from intrusion by government. We only need to watch the police riot in Boston, turning people out of their homes without warrants, to see what can happen when that Amendment is ignored. The incident just brought to light in Nevada is also pertinent. That last one is a possible violation of the 3rd Amendment. It is certainly a violation of due process.

That does not mean Americans cannot be targeted outside of the US while actively committing treason. There should be, and is, I believe, existing procedures to provide due process in those cases. It does not mean, however, that we should give free rein to any federal agency, inside or outside of the US, to target US citizens for any reason—or, as it is appearing more often, for no reason that can be supported.

I fully support the use of drones to maintain our border security, to interdict illegal drug smuggling on land or at sea. I would even support some domestic use of drones—providing that use follows the issuance of a valid search or other warrant. I approve domestic use of drones as long as the use follows the due process provisions in our Constitution.

The establishment and Peter King seem to think such things as warrants and due process to be ‘flexible’ if circumstances warrant. I do not.

If this is to be a nation of laws, it cannot waive or ignore law at any level. To do so invalidates the primary premise. If warrants are deemed unnecessary, due to circumstances, the country is not, then, a nation of laws. It is whatever the governmental elites want it to be. A lawless tyranny.