Sunday, August 31, 2008

Quote of the Day: McCain/Palin ‘08

"My friends, I believe we now have the most pro-life ticket in history, running on the most pro-life platform in history. I am very excited, and I hope you are too. So please get engaged right now! Go to to make your most generous gift to help CWF! Now, here’s my reaction to Senator McCain’s choice of Governor Sarah Palin.

This selection is a grand slam home run!

Sarah Palin is conservative. She is pro-family. She is pro-life.

Gov. Palin recently had her fifth child, Trig, who was diagnosed in the womb with Down Syndrome. Her doctors advised her to have an abortion, but Palin refused. When Trig was born, Gov. Palin wrote:

“Trig is beautiful and already adored by us. We knew through early testing he would face special challenges and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purposes and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed.”

Sarah Palin was elected governor of Alaska in November 2006 by taking on political corruption and vowing to reduce spending. More importantly, she has delivered on those campaign promises: Under her leadership, the legislature passed a major ethics reform bill, and she cut more than $200 million in state spending.

Described in one media report as a “strong social conservative and a staunch supporter of gun rights,” a poll in late July put her approval rating at a whopping 80%. Her oldest son, Track, joined the Army last year on the sixth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Both the Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates currently have children serving in America’s Armed Forces.
There is no excuse now for any conservative, any “values voter,” any pro-life advocate to sit out this election or gripe about the choice. And, of course, Senator McCain’s historic selection of a pro-life, conservative woman to join the GOP ticket could fundamentally alter the course of this election. Thank you, Senator McCain!

John McCain and Sarah Palin can beat the Obama/Biden ticket, but only if we enthusiastically rush to the front lines for what is guaranteed to be the most critical election in generations.

That’s why it is so important for everyone receiving this message who cares about faith, family and freedom to go to right now. Please make your most generous gift to help CWF expose Barack Obama’s radical record and take our pro-life, pro-family, pro-victory message to the American people. No gift is too small -- whatever you give will be matched! $10 becomes $20; $50 becomes $100; $500 becomes $1,000.

It’s going to be an exciting year, and I hope you are as encouraged today as I am!"

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

McCain Selects Alaska Governor Sarah Palin As Vice Presidential Running Mate

John McCain announced Friday that he has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate and to serve as his vice president.

Governor Palin is a tough executive who has demonstrated during her time in office that she is ready to be president. She has brought Republicans and Democrats together within her Administration and has a record of delivering on the change and reform that we need in Washington.

Watch her give her speech:

Team Virginia

Republican National Convention Bulletin

National Federation of Republican Women
Special Bulletin

NFRW President Shirley Sadler will represent Republican women when she addresses the Republican National Convention Tuesday, September 2, at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Sadler's speech is tentatively scheduled between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. (central). NFRW members are encouraged to watch her speech live on C-SPAN. However, please note that the convention schedule may be rearranged or changed, depending on the course taken by Hurricane Gustav.

NFRW President Shirley Sadler issued the following statement today: "The National Federation of Republican Women couldn't be more pleased with U.S. Sen. John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate in the 2008 presidential election. This is an incredible milestone for the Republican Party, for the nation, and for women everywhere. Gov. Palin is a tough executive with a solid record of fighting corruption in government. Her bold leadership in Alaska proves that she won't be afraid to shake up the status quo in Washington and that she would be ready and more than able to serve as our nation's president. Congratulations, Gov. Palin! Republican women are excited about this historic moment and are eager to support the McCain-Palin ticket this fall."

Sarah Palin: Ready to challenge the status quo

"I'm honored and humbled to join this historic campaign as John McCain's running mate. I feel privileged to join a man I admire and the man I know is ready to lead our country as the next president.

Join the McCain - Palin Team Today! Some of life's greatest opportunities come unexpectedly, and this is certainly the case for me. I never set out to run for office. But life has taken me on a course that first led to the Alaska Governor's office and now the country's first female Republican vice presidential candidate.

I want you to know that John McCain and I will challenge the status quo in Washington. We're ready to address our nation's great challenges - from reducing our dependence on foreign oil to cutting wasteful spending and creating good jobs for Americans. I look forward to working with him to achieve every goal he has set out during this campaign to improve the lives of all Americans.

As the mother of a son serving in the U.S. Army and the commander of Alaska's National Guard, there is no doubt in my mind that John McCain is prepared to serve as our next Commander in Chief.

What I admire most about John McCain is his unwavering ability to put our country first and to ask for nothing in return for his decades of service. He's shown his resolve, toughness and strength of heart in the darkest of places; all in service to his country. This speaks volumes about the type of selfless leadership John McCain will bring to the White House.

Our team is ready to lead the country as the next President and Vice President of the United States. We're ready to win in November and we won't be able to do it without your support. If you want change in Washington, then John McCain and I are asking for your support. Please join our team today!"

Governor Sarah Palin

John McCain: The Strongest Presidential Ticket

"I am honored to announce that I have chosen Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as my choice for the Republican nominee for Vice President. As a father with three daughters, I can't express how proud I am to choose the first female Republican Vice-Presidential nominee.

Sarah Palin is a trailblazer and a reformer. As the first female governor of Alaska, she challenged a corrupt system and has been a tireless advocate for reform - passing a landmark bill on ethics reform. She has taken on the old politics in Alaska and reformed the state's energy industry. She rejects wasteful pork barrel spending. She's fearless - exactly the type of leader I want at my side and the type of leadership we will bring to Washington.

My friends, together Sarah Palin and I make the strongest presidential ticket and I know that she joins me in asking for your support as we head into our Convention week in Minnesota. We're shaking things up in this campaign - and Governor Palin and I are ready to bring real reform to Washington"

John McCain

Jim Gilmore: Listening to Virginians

The Jim Gilmore for Senate team has an update from the campaign.

Working Families Tour Three Recap

The third installation of the Working Families Tour built on the success of the previous two, starting in Petersburg and finishing in Gloucester. Along the way, we also stopped in Colonial Heights, Chesterfield, Henrico, Caroline, Fredericksburg, King George, Montross, Tappahannock, Kilmarnock. The crowds have been growing (we had over 100 for lunch in Henrico!), and the message is resonating! Click here to see photos from the tour.

Gilmore’s campaign brings him to The Journal

“Republicans are thirsting for victory,” said Gilmore. In his “working families” tour throughout Virginia, which had already taken him from Winchester to Southwest Virginia and from Hampton Roads through Southside Virginia, Gilmore has been on a listening tour. What he is hearing is the “People are suffering from all this crazy stuff. What they want are lower gas prices. They worry about their discretionary income. They can’t go to dinner.” - Journal Press Click here to read more news coverage from the tour.

Mr. 'I will not raise taxes' fails to raise his profile with a lackluster performance at the Donkey Convention

Boing! Did Mark Warner feel that negative bounce from his dud of a speech in Denver?

A Very Bad Week For Mark Warner: Mile High Edition


Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer wows the Democratic Convention with some 70's dance moves (which is, ironically, the same decade their energy policies seem to be stuck in).
First off, Mark Warner's much-hyped keynote speech at the DNC turned out to be the warmup act for this man, Gov. Brian Schweitzer. Next week we hear he'll be opening up for the Elvis Presley Experience at the Eldorado in Reno.

And despite all of the noise about this guaranteed-to-be-historic speech, it turned out to be a flop!

And the long, programmed keynote speech of Mark Warner ranked worst. - Associated Press

To top it all off, after watching his "big national break" crash and burn, Mark had to come back down from his Mile High adventure to this ad, calling him out for what he really is:

Notorious politicians and their lies

The Jim Gilmore for Senate Team

Military Mom Works to Defeat Barack Obama's Campaign

Deborah Johns is working to defeat Barack Obama. She's asking for your help to get her message out and make sure Obama doesn't get the opportunity to destroy our military and ruin our national defense from the Oval Office.

My son William is a United States Marine who has served in several missions in the War on Terror - including three tours of duty in Iraq. I never could have imagined that I would have spent these past several years serving as a pro-troop activist and media spokesperson, because quite frankly I didn't realize how low some people like Code Pink and would stoop to undermine our troops, and advance their leftist political agenda. But thanks to the support of people like you, we won an unwavering commitment for our troops here on the homefront! There was no repeat of the Vietnam era, and every military family in America thanks you for standing by our military men and women!

But now a more important effort is upon us. With just two months left in the presidential race, it is imperative that we, the American people, stand up against Barack Obama and defeat his campaign to become our next President and Commander in Chief.

I've joined up with the "Our Country Deserves Better" committee (headed by Move America Forward co-founder, Howard Kaloogian) and we urgently need your help to raise the funds we will need to ensure Obama's defeat at the polls. Time is extremely short - we need your help right now! Would you please support our efforts with an online contribution - CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT US.

It's so incredibly upsetting to me when I think about all of the things Barack Obama has done to hurt our military, and weaken our nation. He's tried to cut funding from our troops while in the middle of their missions; he's snubbed American wounded warriors recovering from injuries they obtained in Iraq & Afghanistan; he's made it clear he'll engage in unialteral negotiations with terrorist regimes like Iran - the same people who were making extra-lethal IEDs and smuggling them into Iraq in an attempt to kill my son and his brothers and sisters in the U.S. military. And the list goes on and on...

We're going to bypass the liberal drive-by media and deliver the truth direct to the American people. We need your financial support to be sure that we can purchase a huge amount of airtime for these television commercials, especially in the key "swing states" where the polls show a close election. DONATE ONLINE - HERE.

You can see our first three television ads here, beginning with the message I am sending to Barack Obama:

"Obama's Not Faithful to Our Military"

"Obama's Patriotism Problems"

"Obama's Wrong Values"

Alaska governor has more executive experience than Obama and Biden combined

Frederick: McCain "hit it out of the park" with selection of Palin as running mate

Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 29, 2008) -- The maverick senator who has shaken up Washington has picked a maverick governor who has shaken up the status quo in her own state. The selection of Governor Sarah Palin by Senator John McCain as his running mate has Virginia Republicans energized and ready to draw the sharp contrast between the choice that voters will have this fall.

"John McCain hit it out of the park with his selection of Governor Palin," said Delegate Jeffrey M. Frederick, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. "This is a bold, fresh, and exciting choice that clearly demonstrates that Republicans aren’t reading from a script, but giving the nation a real choice: between an inexperienced Senator running with a Washington insider; versus a true independent-minded maverick American hero running with a successful and dynamic female executive, a conservative and a reformer, who couldn't be further from Washington-as-usual."

"Sarah Palin has more executive experience than Obama and Biden combined," he added.

Frederick noted that Governor Palin is a tough and accomplished Governor who has demonstrated during her time in office that she can get the job done. When seeking the governor’s office in Alaska, Palin took on her state’s Republican establishment and unseated an incumbent Republican governor. Once elected, she fought big oil, while advocating for environmentally-friendly domestic oil production. Palin, the first female governor of Alaska, also cut state spending and even appeared before Congress to tell them to keep their "bridge to nowhere". She also ushered in sweeping ethics reform.

"This is exactly the kind of reform and real change we need in Washington," Frederick said.

Her personal story is also impressive. A mother of five -- the oldest of whom is heading to Iraq to serve his country in the U.S. Army -- Palin discovered during her most recent pregnancy that her baby would be born with Down’s Syndrome. Palin today refers to her youngest, Trigg, as a blessing that "looks perfect to me."

Republican Party of Virginia

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Put the American Energy Act to a Vote

Guest Columnist Martha Dudley

After Queen Nancy Pelosi shut down Congress to go promote her book, I went to Washington to listen to the Rebel Republicans who have kept the People’s House open to protest Her Royal Majesty’s refusal to allow a vote on the American Energy Act (AEA).

This bill covers all the bases. It provides for an environmentally sound increase in domestic energy production and would have bi-partisan support from legislators who are responsive to the overwhelming support of the voters who favor energy independence.

AEA allows for the development of our energy resources, cuts through the red tape which squelches delivery, gives tax incentives for conservation and efficiency, and promotes renewable and alternative energy technologies. This is truly an ‘all of the above’ choice for everyone.

So why did Nancy Pelosi refuse to allow a vote? One reason is that she fears that the passage of this bill might be seen as a major legislative victory for Republicans. Also, HRM Nancy is heavily invested with T. Boone Pickens in unreliable wind technology which needs continued high gas prices in order for Boone’s planned $1 trillion taxpayer bail-out to be a remote possibility.

And finally, the presumed Democrat candidate, Barack Obama, harbors the Marxist view that higher energy prices are a good thing because they will allow more government control, which can be used to reshape our society as liberals see fit… another communist utopia.

It’s evident that Democrats don’t care about the pain the average American feels at the pump. That is why HRM Nancy believes that she can abuse her power as Speaker of the House.

Tax payers should not tolerate this -- Americans need to speak up. This legislation will stand on its own merits. Put it to a vote.

Congress does not reconvene until September 8th. Take your own trip to Congress and sit in the hallowed seats of our legislators where the public, ordinarily, is not allowed to convene.

Listen to the common-sense facts about the American Energy Act and you will agree that this legislation should be passed, whether it pleases HRM Nancy or not.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Felons for Obama

Obama Soft On Crime

That’s the conclusion from a report in today’s
Washington Times that delves into Barack Obama’s radical voting record in the Illinois state legislature. Here’s what the Times found:
  • Obama was the only member of the state Senate to vote to allow the continued early release of criminal sex offenders.

  • Obama was one of only four members of the state Senate to oppose tougher sentences of gang members and dealers of the drug Ecstasy.

  • Obama voted “present” on a bill that made it more difficult for abusive parents to regain custody of their children.

  • Obama did not vote on a bill to prevent convicted sex offenders from serving on school boards.

  • Obama did not vote on a bill requiring school bus drivers to pass a fingerprint background check. (Apparently those issues were “above his paygrade”!)
In summing up its analysis, the Times reporters wrote, “Senator Barack Obama will portray himself Thursday night as an agent of change for mainstream America, but his eight-year record in the Illinois Senate shows the Democrat was on occasion an agent of isolation who took stands – particularly on anti-crime legislation – that put him to the left of his own party.”

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Barack Obama = Higher Taxes

Left-wing liberals love the idea of higher gas prices, higher taxes, and bigger government...
"In the last days of the session before the Senate recessed for the summer, the Democrat leadership – including both Senators Obama and Biden -- refused to even consider ways to lower the price of gasoline in order to help the American people. There seems to be lots of talk and very little action.

Barack Obama, Joe Biden and their friends are promising a lot of things to the American people, but the only thing that will be guaranteed if they win, is that your taxes will go up. Not just the taxes on the wealthy, but the taxes on virtually every hardworking American.

Senator Obama has made so many promises to the American people that I sometimes wonder if he has even tried to figure out the costs of all of these programs. His idea of solving the problems confronting America today is to increase the size of the government, and to raise our taxes to try to pay for all of the bureaucratic programs he's proposing."

Bill Frist, M.D., Chairman
Volunteer Political Action Committee

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Obama: Is the facade cracking?

Sounds like someone's past is finally catching up to him...

“Obama Seeks to Silence Ad Tying Him to 60s Radical”

That’s a headline from the Associated Press Monday, noting how the Obama campaign has turned to the Justice Department to silence conservative critics who want to make sure the American people know about Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers, an unrepentant anti-Vietnam War activist who was a founder of the terrorist group Weather Underground.

The content of the ad aside, the Obama campaign’s knee-jerk reaction once again reveals the true instincts of the political Left, how the so-called progressive champions of “tolerance” impulsively resort to using the brute force of Big Government to shut down ideas they don’t like. Whether it’s “hate crimes,” the “Fairness Doctrine” or campaign ads, the radical Left is a growing danger to free speech and religious liberty.

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Gov. Kaine: Coming home to face the music

Governor Kaine, aka The Eyebrow or Governor Keane, may have had his VP dreams dashed so he will just have to worship at the Obama temple and come home to face the red ink.

Welcome Home Governor Kaine!

"Virginians should congratulate Tim Kaine on his spirited campaign for Vice President. Sure, he came up short – but it’s rare to really see him put his whole heart and soul into a job like he did trying to win the audition for Veep (one can only wonder if we’d make some progress on transportation or other important issues if he’d put the same dedication into being Governor).

Governor Kaine is spending this week in Denver with the national Democrat party, but at some point he has to come home to Virginia and get to work on the projected budget shortfall.

Yet, given some recent comments on Fox News, let’s hope the Governor can find his way home. I’ll personally offer to stock his office with fresh maps that don’t mistakenly have Delaware bordering Virginia."

Jeffrey M. Frederick, Chairman
Republican Party of Virgini

Adult stem cell research is a success

Victoria Cobb, President of The Family Foundation of Virginia discusses exciting news about stem cell research.

More breakthroughs with adult stem cells

"Headlines in the Washington Post today hailed yet another new discovery in the use of adult stem cells, again bringing into question the need to destroy human embryos to find cures for disease.

Researchers at Harvard University successfully transformed one type of adult stem cell into another type – inside living mice. The article announces, “The feat, published online today by the journal Nature, raises the tantalizing prospect that patients suffering from not only diabetes but also heart disease, strokes and many other ailments could eventually have some of their cells reprogrammed to cure their afflictions without the need for drugs, transplants or other therapies.”

Since stem cells were first discovered in the late 90s, scientists have speculated that they could be used to produce cures for a multitude of diseases. Unfortunately, some in the scientific community continue to insist on destroying living human beings in embryonic form in this effort. That research, however, has yet to produce a single success. In fact, not only have no cures been found resulting from the destruction of human embryos, there haven’t been any successes in any area of science using those stem cells.

Recently, Stanford researchers published results that verify once again that embryonic stem cells are rapidly rejected by the immune system, a problem that has plagued the use of human embryo research since its inception.

On the other hand, scientists have had spectacular results using adult stem cells – readily available with no destruction of human life. Dozens of treatments for disease are already being used on human patients, and with new discoveries like the one announced yesterday, the promise of adult stem cell research continues to grow.

So, you may ask, why do politicians continue to insist on using taxpayer dollars to fund failed research while other research is finding grand success?

Unfortunately, the political debate over stem cell research is not based on science or fact – it has been hijacked by abortion radicals and liberal politicians to be used as a wedge issue, placing the health and well-being of millions of citizens in jeopardy to win a political debate.

It is simply time to stop funding failed research with taxpayer dollars! We at The Family Foundation will, once again in 2009, come to the General Assembly with budget amendments eliminating the use of your money for failed research. Our hope is that real scientific breakthroughs like the once announced yesterday will actually be heeded by those in office."

Quote of the Day

"Nothing against old Joe, but if Obama had selected a ham sandwich as his running mate, our old friends the mainstream moron media would be just as gushing and enthusiastic."

Tony Blankley

Click here to read the rest of Tony Blankley's article.

Multiple Choice

Democrat VP candidate Joe Biden has committed plagiarism, i.e. stolen words, from:
A. Madonna

B. Robert Kennedy

C. Neil Kinnock, British Labor Party leader

Answer: B & C, Madonna's lyrics are so inane that Biden will probably wait until October to use them in one of his celebrated Bill Clinton-style, long-winded exaggerations. According to Accuracy in Media's Cliff Kincaid, "It wasn’t just a matter of using a few words. You can see a striking comparison of the Biden and Kinnock speeches here."

Then remember those poor University of Virginia students who got kicked off a ship recently, and left in a foreign country in the middle of a cruise, for forgetting to properly attribute a few sentences. At least the UVA students can still have a career path as Vice President, as long as they remain Democrats, that is..

Invest Biblically, pro-life and pro-family

Christian investors can avoid aiding the pernicious onslaught of abortion and pornography in our culture by investing in the Timothy Plan, a "morally responsible" pro-family mutual fund. Below are comments from Bill Johnson, President of the American Decency Association, followed by a Timothy Plan press release regarding McDonald's, to give you an idea of their bold perspective.

"As a Timothy Plan board member, I'm proud to be a part of this Christian based group. With its wise and prayerful approach, the Timothy Plan has become the nation’s leading Biblically based, pro-life, pro-family mutual fund group.

In addition, I urge you to give careful consideration as to where you have your monies invested. Years ago unbeknownst to me, I had money invested with mutual funds that were backing abortion and pornography. A man full of conviction and a supporter of this ministry, introduced me to the Timothy Plan. He said "Bill how can you say you love the Lord and urge others to pursue holiness and yet at the same time have your money go against God's Holy standard?"

Within days, I switched my funds to the Timothy Plan.
The Timothy Plan is uniquely different from your typical SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) fund in that they will not invest in companies that are involved in the areas of Pornography, Abortion, Anti-Family Entertainment and the promotion of Non-Married Lifestyles."
American Decency Association
Bill Johnson, President
McDonald’s enters the catering business – to the LGBT Community

MAITLAND, Fl., – Recent decisions by the burger-and- fries behemoth, McDonald’s has caused quite a commotion in a couple of communities. However, each is experiencing a distinctly opposite reaction.

On one hand, McDonald’s foray into corporate support of the Lesbian, Gay, Homosexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community is getting rave reviews from the folks at The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). The McDonald’s Corporation paid $20,000 to become a member of NGLCC and have a seat on the board of directors. Richard Ellis, McDonald’s USA vice president of communications was “thrilled” to join the chamber and stated that he “shares the NGLCC’s passion” for business growth and development in the LGBT community.

On the other hand, this foray has sparked the ire of groups such as the American Family Association (AFA) who is currently calling for a boycott of McDonald’s – until they remain neutral in the culture war. Another company, the Timothy Plan Family of mutual fund handles McDonald’s pro-homosexual activism in a uniquely different fashion. This fund family refuses to invest in McDonald’s because of the fact that they are promoting, what the fund calls, Non-Traditional Married Lifestyles.

Arthur Ally, President of the Timothy Plan says, “It continues to amaze me that corporations, like McDonald’s, continue to publically and financially support things that alienate their consumer base. Shareholders as wells as customers should be outraged at the blatant position this company has taken on this issue.” He continues, “McDonald’s corporation has a fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders to continue to earn profits and expand their company. By alienating such a large consumer base, the Christian community, they are undoubtedly neglecting this responsibility.”

The Timothy Plan is classified as a socially responsible (SRI) investment fund family, but Mr. Ally says that his funds are “morally responsible”. He contends, “We are a Pro-Life/Pro Family mutual fund group. We are uniquely different from your typical SRI fund in that we will not invest in companies that are involved in the areas of Pornography, Abortion, Anti-Family Entertainment and the promotion of Non-Married Lifestyles”.

McDonald’s support of and involvement in the NGLCC is not the only reason the Timothy Plan and AFA avoid the company. “McDonald’s has gone so far as to accuse those who oppose the gay agenda, including same sex marriage, of being motivated by hate. I wonder if McDonald’s officially recognizes, or even has, a Christian employee group, because they certainly recognize McDonald’s Gay, Lesbian and Network,” he concludes.


“Ours is a company that believes in a certain set of values that should not be compromised,  and McDonald’s apparently disagrees with us.  Therefore, none of the portfolios we offer will include stock in McDonald’s.”

Arthur Ally
President of the Timothy Plan

Obama: Support our troops with Senate Resolution 636

Enjoy this new ad from Vets for Freedom. Be sure to call Senator Obama today!

Vets for Freedom Releases new TV Advertisement

Dear Vets for Freedom Members:

Greetings from Denver, Colorado. David Bellavia and I are at the Democratic National Convention informing delegates and the media about the dramatic success we witnessed in Iraq, and the need for victory on all fronts of the Global War on Terrorism.

Today we released a new television advertisement as part of our grassroots and media effort to educate the American public about the success of the surge in Iraq. The ad--"I am the Surge"--hits airwaves tomorrow and will run in the Denver media market this week, Minneapolis next week, and in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and Colorado in the weeks to come. Over $1 million will be dedicated to the message of this ad.

The thirty-second spot features three VFF members--all of which were part of the Surge--who can personally attest to success in Iraq; all three asking Senator Obama--point blank--to support their success, and the success of all troops, by supporting the bi-partisan resolution introduced by Senators Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham recognizing the success of the Surge and expressing gratitude to the men and women who made it possible as soon as the Senate returns from its five week vacation. (Senate Resolution 636, introduced July 31, 2008).

CLICK HERE to view the ad.

CLICK HERE to read Senate Resolution 636.

As members of the largest Iraq and Afghanistan veterans organization in the country, we cannot stand by and let the incredible progress of our troops go unnoticed by the American public and lawmakers from either side of the aisle. It is essential that our top legislators--regardless of party--understand the importance of victory in Iraq and Afghanistan, the consequences of defeat, and the success of the surge in Iraq.

Senator Obama has said that he would still oppose the Surge in Iraq if given another opportunity, and has pointed to every outside factor--but the Surge--to explain improvements in Iraq. We hope he will listen to the veterans who have served there and support this important resolution for the sake of the troops.

As the ad mentions, please call Senator Obama’s office today (202-224-2854) and ask him
to support our troops by supporting Senate Resolution 636

It’s not enough to say you "support the troops." Now is the time to demonstrate--in the Senate and across the country--that supporting the troops means recognizing, honoring, and supporting their incredible success.

Move out and draw fire!

Pete Hegseth
Chairman, Vets for Freedom

Energy Independence = Job Creation in America

Senator Mitch McConnell is working to lower gas prices. If you want to see prices at the pump go down, you should sign his petition.

"For some time now, Democrats in the Senate have refused to provide hardworking Americans with needed relief from high gas prices.

Speaker Pelosi adjourned the House without allowing a vote on off-shore oil exploration. And Democrat leaders in the Senate followed suit by blocking consideration of my common sense plan to lower gas prices, the Gas Price Reduction Act.

Please join me in calling on Congress to act. Sign the petition today.

My Republican colleagues and I aren't going to sit around and wait on Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid. Americans from all across the country are demanding action – now. High gas prices are straining our economy and forcing families to make painful choices.

That's why I authored and introduced the Gas Price Reduction Act of 2008. And it's my reason for writing today.

Please join me, 44 Senate co-sponsors and more than 25 thousand petition signers in supporting a plan to lower prices at the pump.

Sign my petition in support of the Gas Price Reduction Act of 2008 right now.

It's crucial to demonstrate strong public support for this measure in order to force the full Senate to act now on solutions that will reduce our dependency on Middle Eastern oil and lower prices at the pump.

The Gas Price Reduction Act uses common sense conservative principles to encourage Americans to "find more and use less" by:

1. increasing offshore oil exploration
2. harnessing the untapped potential of oil shale
3. encouraging development of electric cars and trucks
4. strengthening our ability to prevent speculators from driving up the price of oil

You'd think the Democrats in the Senate would overwhelmingly support obvious reforms such as these. But they are opposing any form of increased domestic energy production and exploration that would create new American jobs and reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil. That’s why grassroots support is so critical, and that’s why I need your help.

Please sign my petition in support of this bill right now.

Your help in our battle to pass this desperately-needed bill today will mean more affordable American energy in the future.

So please let me hear from you today.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Senator Mitch McConnell
Senate Republican Leader

P.S. "Find more, use less." These are more than just words; they form the basis of our Republican plan to help lower prices. Please sign my petition to pass the Gas Price Reduction Act of 2008 right now. Thanks again."

Obama: Afraid someone will find his hidden records

Barack Obama is hiding more secrets than John Kerry. Don't worry though, according to the email making the rounds, one of America's greatest nonexistent detectives is hot on the trail, paper trail , that is. And if Columbo has any trouble, no doubt he will turn to America's foremost investigative journal, The National Enquirer. Of course, when important records are missing, the first place to look is Hillary's closet.

Ah . . . Sorry to bother you Mr. Obama, Sir.

Excuse me Mr. Obama, I mean Senator Obama, sir. Um . . . know you are busy and important and stuff. I mean running for president is very important and . . . ah . . . I hate to bother you. I will only take a minute ok, sir?

See, I have these missing pieces that are holding me up, and I was wondering sir, if you could take time out of your busy schedule and help me out.. You know, no big deal, just some loose ends and things.

Hey, you have a nice place here! The wife sees houses like this on TV all the time and says boy she wishes she had digs like this you know? Is that painting real? Really? Wow. I saw something like that in a museum once!

Oh, sorry sir. I didn't mean to get off the track. So if you could just help me out a minute and give me some details, I will get right out of your way. I want to close this case and maybe take the wife to Coney Island or something. Ever been to Coney Island ? No, I didn't think so. . .

Well, listen, anyways, I can't seem to get some information I need to wrap this up. These things seem to either be "locked" or "not available'. I'm sure it's just some oversight or glitch or something, so if you could you tell me where these things are . I . . . have them written down here somewhere . . . oh wait.. Sorry about the smears. It was raining out. I'll just read it to you.

Could you help me please find these things, sir?

Your Occidental College records

Your Columbia College records

Your Columbia Thesis paper

Your Harvard College records

Your Selective Service Registration

Your medical records

Your Illinois State Senate records

Your Illinois State Senate schedule

Your Law practice client list

A Certified Copy of your original Birth certificate

Your embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth

Your Harvard Law Review articles that were published

Your University of Chicago scholarly articles

Your Record of baptism

Oh hey . . . listen! I know you are busy! Is this too much for you now? Tell you what. I will come back tomorrow. Give you some time to get these things together, you know? I know you are busy, so I will just let myself out. I will be back tomorrow. And the day after. . .

Obama: Wiping Out Our National Defense

Bill Clinton gutted the military but Obama plans to do him one better and leave America defenseless. Click on the link below to view a 51-second video of Obama telling us what he will do to the greatest military in the world.

Obama: Fellow Traveler

The Obama campaign is in full snit over the first, and hopefully not the last, issues ad concerning Barack Obama's close association with the unrepentant American terrorist William Ayers. The big Zero is using every coercive tactic to attack anyone associated with the ad since he hasn't been able to shut it down. Obama affiliate CNN won't run it and, strangely, neither will FOX so he has has some measure of success. Follow the link below to view the ad Obama can't refute.

“Having failed in its attempts to get our legal, factual and fully-supported ad off the air, Barack Obama’s campaign now wants to put our donors in prison for exercising their right to free speech. These over-the-top bullying tactics are reminiscent of the kind of censorship one would see in a Stalinist dictatorship, with the only difference being that those guys generally had to wait until they were in power to throw people who disagreed with them into jail.”

Ed Martin, American Issues Project’s president

An electronic version of the ad and full documentation of all statements made are available at American Issues Project’s website:

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Quotes of the Day

Gary Bauer reminds us about the pre-makeover, chip-on-her-shoulder Michelle... not so First Ladyish nice.
  • America is “just downright mean” and “guided by fear.”
  • “For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”
  • “Our souls are broken in this nation.”
Michelle Obama

"Last night, Michelle Obama closed her speech saying, “God bless you and God bless America.” Yet for the past twenty years, she and her husband attended a church whose pastor preached about wild conspiracy theories, who said America was to blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks and who roared from the pulpit, “God d--- America.”

What should voters pay more attention to? A one time, heavily scripted speech written to be broadcast on national television? Or off-the-cuff statements in small groups made over and over again?"

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

The Hee Haw Convention

If you want the real news of the Denver Donkey convention, the National Republican Congressional Committee has it.

NRCCNEWS -- Special Edition: Democratic Convention Watch


Yesterday was the kick-off of the liberal convention where Democrats will officially nominate Barack Obama.It is also the kick-off for the all out sprint to Election Day.

Democrats are trying to make this election about change. However, we just need to take a look at who will be speaking over the next few days to know it is not about change, but about pushing their liberal policies that include tax increases, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and no immediate solutions for energy security for America.

Read More at Our Democratic Convention Watch Page...


Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the stage last night at the Democrat National Convention to celebrate how far Democrats have come since 2004. We concur they've come a long way -- to destroying even their own party's confidence in the Democrat-controlled Congress.

Since Democrats took the majority less than two years ago, Pelosi and her partisan lapdogs, who refuse to vote on or even debate an energy proposal to increase the supply of American oil, managed to drive down Congress' approval rating to an all time low of 14% this summer, according to a July Gallup Poll. In fact, Congress' approval has fallen below 20% only six times in history. All six occurred during Democrat-held majorities, and four of those six occurred in the short time since Pelosi became Speaker.

Read More at Our Democratic Convention Watch Page...


Unlike the Democrats, our Party and our candidates are right in line with the majority of Americans on fighting to keep taxes low, on not cutting and running in Iraq, on blocking amnesty for illegal immigrants and on demanding that we DRILL now to cultivate domestic sources and pass a comprehensive plan to lower the cost of gas and energy.

We can no longer afford the "do-nothing" attitude that has plagued this Democrat-led Congress for the last two years.

America needs a Republican-controlled House of Representatives that is willing to make the tough decisions facing our country -- and that can shape a stronger, more prosperous future for America.

Read More at Our Democratic Convention Watch Page...