Monday, June 30, 2008
So, on the same day that Senator John McCain visits Indianapolis and the anniversary of his promotion, Let's Get This Right will kick off nationally.
"A few minutes ago I got an email from the Club for Growth asking me to support Sean Parnell on the final day of the 2nd quarter. I didn't even need to read it -- I knew what to do. I clicked through and contributed, and felt really good about it. You should too.
Sean Parnell -- Sarah Palin's lieutenant governor -- is challenging Don "It's my money!" Young in the August 26th Republican primary for Alaska's at-large House seat.
Young is the worst of the worst when it comes to the nexus of corruption and earmarks. He was the original sponsor of the Bridge to Nowhere. And he is under an FBI bribery investigation."Parnell: Make A Difference
Endorsed by Club for Growth and other conservative groups, and frankly I get a kick out of the Republican party kicking it's own bad apples out, that makes us a real movement for change.
We have decided that while supporting John McCain is a great and honorable task, we want to broaden our support of the Republican Party and most importantly, our nation. This election is vitally important so Let’s Get this Right
We are at risk of losing dozens of seats in Congress, facing a virtually unstoppable Democratic majority in the Senate and of course, losing the White House.
To any Republican who is considering staying home on November 4th we have one message, “Shame on You.” Don’t stay home. Let’s Get This Right. Your local representative deserves better. Your Congressperson deserves better. Your Senator deserves better and our country deserves better.
As Ronald Reagan said “Sailing off a cliff with all flags flying is still sailing off a cliff.” Let’s not sail off that cliff. Let’s Get This Right.
So what exactly are we asking?
We are asking for a leap of faith. We are asking for a dedication to a Cause Greater. We are asking for a show of courage and commitment.
We are asking you to reach out to the 11 million “republicans” who stayed home in November 2006 and turned the Senate over to Harry Reid and the Congress to Nancy Pelosi and make sure they don't do it again.
We are asking you to visit www.letsgetthisright.com and find out what we are all about and how you can get involved.
We are asking that you go to http://www.slatecard.com/slatecards/LetsGetThisRight and donate as little as $10 to any or if you can, all of our selected Congressional and Senatorial candidates and $10, $25, $50, $100 or any amount you can afford to John McCain.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has given as little as $98 to some of these campaigns. With your help we can do better than that. Much better. We have chosen these candidates for a variety of reasons, including their positions on issues, financial need, political geography and in some cases, publicity.
Help us show the world that Barack Obama, MoveOn.org and the far left do not own the internet. We are being told that this election is about “hope and change.” We believe this election is about “Character, Courage, and Experience.”
We believe this election is about “Securing America’s Future.”
On July 1st, Promotion Day for John McCain we will be launching a national effort in support of John McCain, the Republican Party and this nation. We wanted to share this with you in advance and ask that you help us build this online presence just as we did for the McCain Campaign.
No more Jack Abrahamhoffs. Let’s Get this Right!
No more Bridges to Nowhere. Let’s Get this Right!
No more Duke Cunninghams. Let’s Get this Right!
The next President needs to secure our borders. Let’s Get this Right!
The next President, working with Congress must end earmarking and the corruption it breeds. Let's Get This Right!
The next President will nominate at least two Supreme Court Justices. Let’s Get this Right!
The next President must promote our energy security. Let’s Get this Right!
This election is vitally important.
Sheridan Folger and Brad Marston
Support John McCain Online
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
We had the same thing happen in NW Indiana, when a mayor didn't like some things being said about him on a message board, so he had staff go on and submit "offensive" on all the posts, which the paper did then remove.
The author believes that his site and others were shut down because they are running an anti-Barack campaign. If this is the case, this is outright censorship by Google. Hard to believe but the coincidence is as well.
Uppity Woman has a running list of blogs affected as well. In an abundance of caution, she’s set up an alternate site to be used if and when her blogger site is blocked completely (I was shocked to learn that since June 3, she’s had to use word verification to create new posts.)
"I don't want to be an Obama ATM"
"Now that he's running for general election, he's compromising and moving back to the center"
"He'll need millions, thus the reason he's moving closer to the Clinton power brokers"
Friday, June 27, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
The Lexington Project - Making America Energy Secure
Our nation's future security and prosperity depend on the next president making the hard choices that would break our nation's dependence on foreign sources of energy and ensure our economic prosperity by meeting tomorrow's demands for a clean energy portfolio.
John McCain has made the necessary choices - producing more power, pushing technology to help free our transportation sector from its use of foreign oil, cleaning up our air and addressing climate change, and ensuring that Americans have dependable, renewable energy sources. He will lead the effort as president to develop advanced transportation technologies and alternative fuels to promote energy independence and cut-off the flow of oil wealth to regimes like Iran.
Click here to learn more details about this project.
Click here to watch this ad.
The second ad, entitled "Dr. No," spotlights Obama's opposition to providing the American people with short-term, near-term and long-term relief from higher energy prices. Click here to watch this ad.Also, be sure to watch our latest tv ad, "Purpose," about energy security and John McCain's comprehensive and bipartisan plan. It is airing in target states and on cable news, so be sure to watch it today!
Don't Miss Your Chance to Ride the Bus!
We are re-launching our popular "Ride the Bus" contest this week to give one lucky McCainiac and a friend the chance to spend a day on the Straight Talk Express with John McCain. If you make a contribution of any amount before midnight June 30th, you'll be entered to win.
Click here to contribute today.
The Straight Talk Express has become a symbol of the McCain campaign and provides John McCain with a unique forum to engage in conversation about the issues affecting our country. With an immediate donation, you will be entered to win. Please follow this link to complete your donation today. Thank you!
John McCain held his latest town hall meeting at Xavier University in Ohio with undecided voters and students from the school this week. It is unconventional to meet with undecided voters, and these town hall meetings are key to John McCain's success in November. He took questions about energy costs, the war in Iraq and education.Below are some of the top news articles from this week. For more news articles and press releases, go to www.JohnMcCain.com.
Time Magazine: A Cause Greater Than Self
Dayton Daily News: McCain: Ohio is key
Politico: Obama: Change Agent Goes Conventional
Washington Post: Trivial Pursuits
Miami Herald: McCain Hosts Tele-Meeting With S. Florida Voters
New York Sun: McCain and Obama Call for Mugabe's Ouster
Dallas Morning News: Obama Financing Decision Hurts System
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Obama's Tactics Are at Odds with His Words About Change
Bloomberg: McCain Proposes Incentives to Spur Fuel Efficiency
San Francisco Chronicle: In Fresno, McCain Keeps Driving the Energy Issue
"The Republicans are having fun with a simple phrase Senator Barack Obama apparently, reportedly, purportedly, used during a meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus last week.
Women, loyal to Senator Hillary Clinton, will “get over it,” he reportedly told C.B.C. lawmakers, once they learn what Senator John McCain’s positions are on women’s issues." From: Obama says to Hillary supporters Get Over It
Sunday, June 15, 2008
From Libertarian Republicans: (by way of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
As an avid supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primaries, Debra Bartoshevich is not alone in her frustration over Clinton’s defeat.
She’s not alone in refusing to support Barack Obama.
And she’s not entirely alone in saying she’ll vote this fall for Republican John McCain instead.
But what makes her unusual is that she holds these views as an elected delegate to the Democratic
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Now, I won't go so far as to suggest that John McCain choose California Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia as his running mate just to get the Hispanic vote. I am curious about the Hispanic vote with Hillary now beaten down by Barack Obama's Democrats.
McCain's got a shot at the Hispanic voteMoreover, recent polling data suggest that California Hispanics are up-for-grabs. A recent LA Times poll found McCain trailing Obama in the California Hispanics category by only 14%.
Post-Hillary it's increasingly looking like Republican John McCain himself may have a shot at the large and increasing Hispanic vote. This from The Hill, June 11:Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), Obama’s Republican opponent, is also liked by Latinos. He co-sponsored with Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) the immigration bill that the CHC is demanding, which would put the country’s 12 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship. And he did not buckle under pressure to abandon that position during the GOP primary.
Cecilia Munoz, the senior vice president of research, advocacy and legislation with the National Council of La Raza, said whether McCain can win over large enough numbers of Latino voters is “still an open question.”
“But Latinos are brand-loyal, and after the Clinton brand, the McCain brand is the second-strongest among Latinos because of his military service and his immigration record,” Munoz said.
Although I would still prefer Sarah Palin due to her strongly conservative positions, this like many posts over the last two months raises the distinct possibility that John McCain will fare much better than expected in California and other border states.
Friday, June 13, 2008
The Jerusalem Post, via LGF, reported:
Barack Obama's half brother Malik said Thursday that if elected his brother will be a good president for the Jewish people, despite his Muslim background.Barack Obama's brother Malik Abongo "Roy" Obama is a Luo activist and a militant Muslim who argues that the black man must "liberate himself from the poisoning influences of European culture."
In an interview with Army Radio he expressed a special salutation from the Obamas of Kenya.
Thanks for Gateway Pundit for excerpt, go to article for photo of Obama in Kenya in Muslim garb.
The town hall is part of the campaign's effort to build on growing support from voters who are rapidly joining "Citizens for McCain," a new grassroots organization headed by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to rally Americans of all political parties to support John McCain's candidacy.
"The American people know I have a long record of bipartisan problem solving," said John McCain. "They've seen me put our country before any president, before any party, before any special interest -- and before my own interest. They might think me an imperfect servant of our country, which I surely am, but I am her servant first, last and always. I look forward to talking to voters across the country of all parties to present them with my vision for the future of our great nation."
Saturday, June 14, 2008
WHAT: Virtual Town Hall Meeting
WHO: John McCain & RNC Victory Chair Carly Fiornia
WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 2008 3:30p.m. ET
PARTICIPATE: To participate, the general public should please visit cityhall.johnmccain.com. Members of the media should email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive call-in information.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
So here's the story as I saw it, Patrick wrote a post a few days back defending Barack or at least telling conservatives to stop overreacting to some bloggers on the My Barack site .... "Ever since the kerfuffle on MyBO earlier this week, I've been spending a little time poking around the site. I even cross-posted something from here to get the hang of it."
So his post got a huge number of diggs and comments and was a fair post all in all. Then he decided I guess to dig into the My Barack site and see how it was really working. This is his follow up post on what's really making the site work.
Read and comment, the unofficial McCain supporters have e-groups on google and yahoo, but I agree that Obama has so far done a better job with the social network side.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Harry Reid may be on Barack Obama’s short list for a potential vice presidential candidate.
Senator Obama, please pick Harry Reid.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two members of Barack Obama’s vice presidential-vetting team met privately Monday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Reid’s spokesman, Jim Manley, said Jim Johnson and Eric Holder spent about 30 minutes with the Nevada Democrat in his Capitol office.
from Redstate - Conservative News and Community
"Barack Obama's outreach to young evangelicals and Catholics is getting off on the wrong foot. Since his staff pays so much attention to the evangelicals he claims to care about, he's taken a name that's already held by a fairly active conservative group ..."
You can read the whole article, which is well thought out. But my thought is that Obama is surely gong to sound foolish now trying to reach out to evangelicals ... especially in light of his church experience.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
In the first two cases, they lost, and squandered their organizations by heavy handed top down control on organizations that wanted to be grass roots.
Obama's Organization, and the Future of American Politics
Micah Sifry discusses Jesse Jackson, Ross Perot and Howard Dean. All three very similar bottom up grass roots movements that ended up losing ... but are there lesson to be learned for this year and the Obama phenomenon?
I for one think that John McCain will narrowly beat Barack in November, and then the follow up question will be one of "will Barack mess up and lose all this momentum like his predecessors?" Will some Barack supporters end up voting for Mccain when they freely research his actual positions and end up being non-supporters ... but active at that?
Over at Effect of Ron Paul supporters in GOP we also discussed lately the Ron Paul effect, and whether this too mirrors these same movements. What becomes of the Ron Paul movement now? Will Republicans reach out and move these grass roots groups inside ... will they be afraid of their independence and make things worse by name calling and push them away?
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
from illinoisreview by IR Editor
Not that it would affect the outcome of the presidential election, but of the 6,995,750 workers in Illinois, 490,789 of them would have to pay more into Social Security if Democratic nominee Barack Obama's proposed solution goes into effect, the Tax Foundation reported last week.