TEA Party

The corruption in the Republican Party can no longer be ignored. I recieved a message today and a link to the video evidence from Heidi Thiess concerning the Republican Rules Committee fight that occurred during the first days of the recent RNC convention:

Calling all Conservatives: watch this UPDATE ON REPUBLICAN FLOOR FIGHT. The real story is getting out. Please help spread the word. Have you seen this video of Boehner’s SCRIPTED response to the floor vote? Unfettered, incontrovertible corruption! Please help share his video everywhere because folks still don’t understand the impact of these changes nor the corruption that the RNC and top Republican officials engaged in to shove this down our throats.

The bottom line: these rules would have crushed Reagan in ’76 and if left unchanged mean we’ll never get a conservative choice (like a Reagan) again. We must fight back!

Watch the TelePrompter that PROVES corruption:

Thanks to Heidi and to Ben Swann for following this story.

Background –

Michelle Malkin: Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules Updated: Palin: “direct attack on the grass-roots;” RNC power grab showdown 2pm; Rush weighs in; purge underway?; Rules Cmte votes 78-14 for deal; dissidents gather sigs for floor fight; Boehner/Sununu declare”no objections” over massive boos on floor

and: RNC power grab: the aftermath

Freedomworks: Romney’s “RNC Power Grab”: What Really Happened

Right Scoop: Mark Levin explains the RNC rules change and why we must defeat it

Texas Conservative News: Thoughts on the #RNCpowergrab

Heidi Thiess is a Constitutional Conservative candidate for City Council in League City, Texas.

Crossposted at Texas Conservative News: Proof #RNCpowergrab Floor Vote was Scripted

Daniel Miller, candidate for TX HD21 speaks at the SETX TEA Party forum which, not incidentally, was originally intended as a debate between Rep. Allan Ritter and Mr. Miller (D21) along with Rep. Mike Hamilton and Rep. James White (D19). Rather than a debate, the event evolved into a forum due to Ritter and Hamilton chickening backing out at the last minute. Shame on ‘em.

It remains to be seen whether the people of Southeast Texas will abide this kind of behavior from their supposed servants.

“Southeast Texas has a chance, for once, to have a seat at the table when Conservatives take over the Texas Legislature.”~ Daniel Miller

A vote for Daniel Miller helps Orange and Jefferson Counties put a Constitutional Conservative in that seat.

Blog note: Originally posted on 5-18-12.

A couple of news items pertaining to the Miller campaign:

“TEAParty911.com founder, Michael Kinzie, today announced his endorsement of Daniel Miller in his bid for the Texas House of Representatives in HD-21. Kinzie said of Miller, “Daniel Miller IS what Texas needs more of. Anyone who would tell his moderate opponent, Allan Ritter, to ‘put up or shut up’ about his record is my kind of politician.”

Read the rest here:
http://www.teaparty911.com/candidates/daniel_miller_for_texas_representative_district_21.htm

 

 

In other news, Allan Ritter renounced his agreement to participate in the TEA Party hosted May 15 debate.

So, I guess Ritter chose to shut up. What is he afraid of, a RINO hunter?

The obvious conclusion is that Rep. Ritter is ashamed of his voting record and will attempt to stand on rhetoric alone. Like his liberal
friends in Washington, and the RINO House Speaker Joe Straus, he underestimates the fervor of the new TEA Party brand of Conservative and the enthusiasm they bring to personal investigation, information gathering and sharing.

My friends, it’s crunch time. If you want to elect a true Constitutional Conservative to the Texas House to represent Orange and Jefferson Counties, please pass this on to your friends. As far as war chests go, it doesn’t get more ‘David and Goliath’ than this, but we have the one thing our opponent’s campaign doesn’t.

A Proven Conservative.

On behalf of Daniel and the campaign team, Thanks for your help and support.

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Daniel’s recent endorsements include:

Michael Kinzie – Founder of Tea Party 911,

Apostle Claver – Founder of Raging Elephants. org, StampedeTX2012.com
and Constitutional Conservative activist,


Cathie Adams – Former state Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas
and current Texas Eagle Forum president

Gary P. Nunn – Texas Country Music Legend

Miller Receives ‘A’ Rating From NRA & TSRA

Learn more at:
http://texansform
iller.com

Blog note: Originally posted on 5-11-12.

The gloves are coming off in the race for Texas Representative D21 between incumbent Allan Ritter and challenger Daniel Miller. Candidate Miller has called on Rep. Ritter to “Put up or shut up” and defend his record.

Good luck with that Rep. Ritter. In my robotic opinion, your record is impossible to describe as conservative. It simply isn’t.

And I’m not the lone wolf in my assessment.

Yesterday, Apostle Claver, founder of RagingElephants.org, Stampede!TX 2012 and Conservative activist extraordinaire spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Jefferson County Republican Women. In an impassioned speech, Claver shared his reasons for personally asking Daniel Miller to enter the race for State Representative.

Come to think of it, asking Daniel to run goes a bit farther than an endorsement, don’t you think?

Here’s the video:


Daniel Miller followed up with an email and post on his website TexansforMiller.com with a challenge to Rep. Ritter to defend his record.

An excerpt:

As you have spent countless dollars on trying to convince the people of Southeast Texas that you are a conservative, it is time that you prove it. Not with your usual tactic of taking credit for the work of actual conservatives in the Legislature, but by justifying the votes that you have taken during your tenure.

When legislation has been introduced in the Texas Legislature, you were forced to either vote for it, vote against it or “sit on the bench”. Any of these choices that you have made have been recorded in the journals of the Texas Legislature.

You need to come clean with the people of Southeast Texas and prove to us where you did not:

  • Vote FOR giving unsupervised state money to paroled felons (81 Leg., HB 3226)
  • Vote AGAINST the amendment that defunded Planned Parenthood (82 Leg., SB 23, RV#1172)
  • Vote FOR allowing judges to reduce punishments for child sex offenders (80 Leg., HB 8, Amendment 16)
  • Vote FOR allowing illegal aliens to receive in-state college tuition rates (77 Leg., HB 1403)
  • Vote AGAINST Voter ID in the 79th & 80th Legislative session (79 Leg., SB 89, RV#842; 80 Leg., HB 218, Amendments 7, 11, 13, 15 & Passage to Engrossment)
  • Vote FOR giving drivers licenses to illegal aliens in the 77th Legislative session (77 Leg., HB 396)
  • Vote FOR raiding the Rainy Day Fund in the 82nd Legislative session (82 Leg., SB 2, RV#58)

Again, your votes were pulled directly from the journals of the Texas Legislature and, unless the Legislature is operating its journals like it “balances” a budget, then you will not be able to show that you voted like a conservative on any of these bills and amendments cited.

These votes, among many others, were noted by leading Conservative watchdog groups EmpowerTexans, Heritage Alliance, Young Conservatives of Texas and the Texas Eagle Forum and were just a few that led to your FAILING SCORES during your entire tenure in the Texas Legislature.

Just in case you missed it at the GTRW meeting, here they are:

  • Heritage Alliance 2009 – 30%
  • Heritage Alliance 2011 – 57%
  • Empower Texans 2009 – 42%
  • Empower Texans 2011 – F
  • Young Conservatives of Texas 2009 – 32%
  • Young Conservatives of Texas 2011 – 55%
  • Young Conservatives of Texas Career – 40%
  • Eagle Forum 2011 – 28%

Given these scores it is difficult for you to make the case that you are a “conservative leader” and, at best, the most that you can claim from the last session is a “Participation Ribbon”.

Some things just speak for themselves, like an incumbent’s record.

Please click here to read the whole thing.

On a semi-side note, if you’re in the mood for a little lighthearted spoof on Representative Ritter and his recent “Conservative Conversion,” I’ve been playing around with a new camera and some video editing software lately. Feel free to hammer on politely critique my editing skillz in the comments.

 

After you view that last video, be sure to hit the 1836 Money Bomb banner so we can afford to hire better video guys and hopefully even get the commercials aired. We are the very epitome of grass-roots around here, folks. Kind-of like the Beverly Hillbillies, but without the oil, mansion or movie set.

I believe the only way to save Texas and America is to support grass-roots, Constitutional, Conservative, Christian candidates. That’s why I got involved at the campaign level, and why I support Texas Patriots like Daniel Miller, Tammy Blair, Robert Gonzales, Col. Jim Engstrand, James White, Heidi Thiess and Ted Cruz.

UPDATE: How did I omit Matt Beebe? Doh!

Blog Update: Originally posted on 5-9-12

“Remember The Alamo!”

This battle cry fueled the Texans victory against tyranny at San Jacinto.

The spirit of the Alamo lives on as we fight against a modern day government growing ever larger and hindering our freedom and prosperity. ~ Daniel Miller – Conservative candidate for Texas House of Representatives, D21

In 1836 a small number of Texicans and their like minded brethren drew a line in the sand around an old mission. They defiantly dared Santa Anna to cross it, and as a result, gave their lives so that Texas might be born.  Those Texas heroes refused to back down to tyrannical rule.

It’s our turn to honor their sacrifice.

Like Santa Anna, our federal government is lobbing liberty killing mortars across the mission walls and like Colonel Travis and the Texicans defending the Alamo, we need to load our cannons with that unexploded ordinance.

We also need reinforcements, lots and lots of reinforcements, thus the reason for the 1836 MoneyBomb: To help Conservative Republican Daniel Miller unseat an entrenched Liberal incumbent.

Many Americans take for granted Texas is a Republican state. I’m here to warn you that, like the national Republican Party, the Progressive termites have also been busy in the Texas legislature and they are both in dire need of fumigation. For proof, one need look no further than the Progressive States Network or The Texas Truth Team or our own RINO Republican TX House Speaker, Joe Straus.

In order to remove Straus as Texas Speaker and regain an effective conservative majority, we need more conservatives fighting in the trenches. It’s that simple.

One such man is Daniel Miller. A Constitutional Conservative and true lover of Texas who will defend the rights of Texans in honor of the Texicans before him.

We need your help to get him there.

Your contribution of $18.36 could provide us with the powder and shot needed to repel the attacks on our personal freedoms and the sovereignty of Texas.

Of course, all donations of any amount are welcome.

Please consider our earnest plea for assistance and come to our aid with all haste.

Donate to the 1836 Money bomb today!

I encourage all to take the short questionnaire “How Would You Vote?” to see how your views rate vs. Daniel’s and his Liberal opponent.

Note to my fellow Bloggers and social media types, if you  care to share this plea for help with your readers, we will be forever grateful. If you wish to host a “yard sign”, you can also place one of these very cool 1836 Money Bomb banners in your sidebar.

Thanks again!

How much do we borrow to buy votes fund unearned entitlements?

You might want to sit down.

Peter Morrison is back with an admonition to conservative Texans to get busy on the next election cycle. What with the federal courts intervening in our redistricting process, it makes this election ever more important to weed out the RINO’s from state and national politics as much as possible.

I think this applies to just about every state, even those that we may think are lost such as California. After all, every move towards conservatism is a step back from communism.

The Peter Morrison Report

Summary of this week’s report:

RINOs are the curse of the GOP, but, as hard as it is to believe after two years of Tea Party activism, many key RINOs are still in office and Joe Straus is still the Texas Speaker.  Despite the current redistricting turmoil, we need to organize to give the boot to as many RINOs in Austin and DC as possible.

Full report:

In 2012, Texas conservatives need to focus our energies on removing our own RINOs from office, and keeping them off the Republican ticket, this coming election.  It’s impossible to overstate how important this task is, on both the state and the national levels.  RINOs are poison to a conservative agenda.   There is little real difference between them and Democrats, and once elected they use their power to sabotage attempts to enact good conservative legislation.  We’ve seen this take place in Austin over and over.  No matter how loudly conservatives speak at the polls, and how good prospects for conservative legislation look, the RINOs in the party often manage to water good bills down, or block them altogether.

On top of this, activist federal judges have thrown the election into complete turmoil by throwing out the new legislative district maps recently drawn up in Austin, creating their own maps, and ordering the state to follow them.  This was in response to a lawsuit claiming that the maps drawn up in Austin discriminated against non-white voters, particularly Hispanics.  The court found in their favor and drew up new maps that were much more to their liking, because they include more districts where Hispanics are a majority. (You can compare the legislature’s map and the court’s map by doing an internet search for Texas District Viewer.) Given long established voting patterns, what this boils down to is that the court has created several more solidly Democratic districts, and eliminated some solidly Republican districts.

Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed an emergency appeal with the US Supreme Court to put the enactment of this ruling on hold, partly because Monday, November 28th was the first day a person who intends to run for office could file paperwork for a place on the ballot.  When it’s not even clear what districts will exist come Election Day, it’s pretty difficult to file the proper paperwork, so everything is in flux right now. Hopefully common sense and judicial restraint will prevail at the Supreme Court, and this ruling will be put on hold, but that is by no means certain.  Furthermore, even if this ruling does wind up being eventually overturned on appeal, the voting trends driven by huge population growth among Hispanics in Texas virtually assure that the state legislature and Congressional delegation will become increasingly less Republican and more Democratic.

Given all these factors – the dim prospects of a truly conservative presidential candidate, the state elections being up in the air, and the massive demographic changes taking place in Texas, it’s imperative that we work harder than ever in 2012 to elect genuine conservatives to the state house and to Congress.  The 2010 elections demonstrated what we can do when we’re truly motivated, and we need to recapture that same level of energy and motivation for the Republican primaries of 2012, which take place in early March.

If a RINO currently represents your district in Austin or DC, or if one is currently the favorite for the GOP nomination, start organizing now to defeat him or her in the primary.  Wherever there are genuine conservative challengers, it’s time to get behind them. If there aren’t currently any, it’s time to recruit someone.  If you don’t know of anyone else that might run, consider running yourself! It’s easy to think of reasons not to run or get involved, but as Edmund Burke once said, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

Don’t underestimate the impact you may have.  All incumbents either run unopposed or run scared.  RINOs in particular know they have betrayed their base and are scared of being called on it.  Several conservatives won in 2010 in the primary against well-funded incumbents, like former RINO state representatives Tommy Merritt and Delwin Jones.  By running against someone, even if you lose, you make them spend money, money that an unopposed incumbent can use to prop up his fellow RINOs in other districts.  If you lose and do better than expected, you might still accomplish your goal.

Case in point: RINO Burt Solomons just announced he won’t be seeking re-election.  Insiders I know report that this is because he was shown to be weak in the 2010 primary when he squeaked by with 53% of the vote against an opponent who spent a tiny amount of money, and big money conservative donors were looking to run a very strong race against him this year, so he chickened out.  There’s nothing more humiliating for an incumbent than to lose in a primary (and many of them are lazy from years in office with no serious campaigns), so often fear of losing makes them quit, and you win by default.  This happened in 2010 when RINO Brian McCall decided not to run after the Tea Party started organizing against him in 2009; now that district is represented by a real conservative, Rep. Van Taylor.  Slowly but surely conservatives are removing the turncoats who betrayed their constituents and elected Joe Straus as Speaker.

The Republican primary election date of March 6th is not very far away at all.  Right now, the candidate filing deadline is December 15th.  That may change, depending on what happens in the courts.

In the next few weeks we’ll have a definitive answer one way or another on the redistricting map, so if your district is currently in flux that should change soon.  So keep an eye on the news, and get ready to do battle this March with GOP sellouts!

If you have any specific questions about your district, such as whether your incumbent deserves a challenger, feel free to email in.  I can find out if there is an existing challenger and help connect you with some folks who can help you if you decide to run.

The Peter Morrison Report

http://www.PeterMorrisonReport.com

http://www.facebook.com/morrisonreport

Sources:

 http://www.empowertexans.com/around-texas/the-very-definition-of-modern-judicial-activism/

http://www.empowertexans.com/features/judicial-gerrymandering/

Don’t bet the farm on it.

This video from 2009 tells us all we need to know about Newt’s brand of conservatism.

Video after the page break:

Helpful info on tomorrow’s Constitutional Amendment Elections from the Southeast Texas TEA Party:
Texas Constitutional Elections do not get much publicity. No one is on the ballot. We are not voting for President or a Congressman. Who cares,  right?
Constitutional Amendment Elections are actually VERY important. We are CHANGING the Texas Constitution!
This year’s Constitutional Amendment Election is on Tuesday November 8th, 2011.
There are 10 propositions on the ballot this year.
Below is a list and explanation (from the Texas Secretary of State website) of the propositions that you will see on the ballot when you go to your polling location to vote.
Also, below you will find an awesome graph from Parker County Blog.
This graph shows the Voting Recommendations from Conservative Organizations in Texas
As you can see from the graph, the conservative organizations in Texas are AGAINST most of the propositions on the ballot. Proposition 1 is the only proposition that most conservative organizations are in favor of. Proposition 10 has a pretty neutral recommendation so that one is a tossup. The rest of the propositions are generally seen as bad propositions by the majority of the conservative organizations.
Everyone of course should investigate the propositions and make their own determinations of how they should vote. This is just a guide

From Jared Law at The 9.12 Project:

The so-called ‘National Popular Vote’ movement is, indeed, a threat to the electoral college, a wise, inspired system our Founding Fathers set up to help provide yet another firewall to a dictator taking control of America before we had a chance to react. California has already completed the process to flip the bird at the Founding Fathers and the Constitution.

Phyllis Schlafly:

A plot is afoot to change our constitutional form of government by ditching the Electoral College. John Anderson, Birch Bayh and John Buchanan, three losers who were defeated in the 1980 Reagan landslide, are scheming to change our Constitution without complying with the amendment process.

Our Constitution requires that a president be elected by a majority of votes in the Electoral College, with each state’s vote weighted based on its population. But some who took an oath to defend our Constitution are plotting to undermine its essential structure by a compact among as few as eleven of the most populous states.

The plan of this Campaign for the National Popular Vote (NPV) is to get states with at least 270 votes in the Electoral College to enact identical bills requiring their own electors to ignore the winner of their state’s election and cast all their state’s ballots for the candidate who the state believes received more popular votes than the other candidates nationwide, even if he fails to win a majority of the popular vote.

Read the whole thing. Then, contact your state and national senators and representatives. If they sneak this through, we will lose the republic.

UPDATE:

Just saw this from Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection:

National Popular Vote debacle looming

Robo-log: Wednesday 8-24-11

So, here I am with a pulled or torn Achilles tendon, lying in bed with an ice pack under the heel. Yea, I know, I should get it examined to be sure no other damage has occurred. Maybe I’ll go tomorrow, if it doesn’t improve today.

But, that’s not the reason for this post. This post is about the next election and how the TEA Party is being vilified by the media. I know, you’re saying to your monitor right now “bot, you don’t watch the liberal media, how could you know they are painting the TEA Party as wanting to take away grandma’s Social Security payments and Medicare?” Well, I’ll tell you; because a close family member watches the MSM and soaks up every helpful, hateful word. He then decides to share that information with me in the form of useful tidbits of knowledge sprinkled into our casual conversations.

“How did you hurt your foot?” He asks.

“I have no idea. I woke up, got out of bed Sunday morning and as soon as I hit the floor it started barking at me. By the time I went to bed yesterday evening, I couldn’t put any weight on it at all without excruciating pain.”  I replied. “Last night, I was hopping around the house on my one good foot. I figure that was an accident waiting to happen.”

‘Have you made a doctor’s appointment?”

“Not yet, I figured I’d better get some crutches before I tried to go anywhere.”

“Well, here they are. I hurt my leg a while back and the boss on the job told the company I hurt it at work so the government would pay for them.”

“Thanks, I appreciate the loan. They’re going to be a big help. How have you and the Missus been getting along since you both retired?” I asked.

“Doing good, trying to survive on our Social Security and pensions. That’s all going away if the TEA Party gets their way.” He added, helpfully.

Nice. He’s furnishing me with a means of locomotion and now, armed with the knowledge of their illicit procurement, I feel mildly guilty for using them. Adding to the ironic, hypocritical, monologue he takes the opportunity to share the latest MSM talking points: The ludicrous idea that the TEA Party want to take away his Social Security payments. I just looked at him, knowing better than to engage. No point in arguing with a liberal, much less a family member who’s trying to help me out in a bad situation. Besides, I know he’s trying to goad me into an argument and I’m in no mood to play. He is, unfortunately, just another blind, lemming Democrat. (Was that redundant?)

I share this story not to complain of a strained tendon, or of a semi-strained family relationship. I tell you this story to let you know what kind of mindset we are up against. It’s a mindset born of Generational Training. It’s a thought process devoid of thought, that still believes every drooling word from mongrel lap dogs like Chris Mathews or Maxine Waters or from Obama himself. They are the true mind-numbed robots, all too willing to believe the lies and exaggerations, regurgitated and beak-fed to them, the liberal Children of Government, unable, in their minds, to fend for themselves and utterly convinced the TEA Party wants your aged parents or grandmother homeless, without health care and barely subsisting on a diet of Alpo and crackers.

BALDERDASH!

The TEA Party is about less government, namely, less Federal Government in our lives. We don’t want to take your Social Security. The government already stole it from you without your permission or consent and, unreported by the likes of the MSM, we think you deserve to get it back, as promised. Nor do we think the poor, or disadvantaged should be forgotten. We just disagree in principle on the definitions of poor and disadvantaged. We don’t believe people on food stamps and welfare should be driving around in cars more expensive than the citizens’ that paid for them or living in houses furnished with big screen televisions and broad band internet. Those are luxury items and should be reserved for the people WHO WORK FOR THEM!

My relative has yet to realize his party left him long ago.

The TEA Party is the working class!

The TEA Party is Middle America, trying to salvage what is left of our country before it is torn apart from the inside by a wanna-be two-bit dictator and his commie cohorts.

We’re tired of politicians buying votes with our stolen money in the name of some fictitious war on poverty while they do nothing more than increase the entitlement mentality and lining their pockets with the excess.

We also think that countless illegal immigrants should not have their hands in that cookie jar either, a jar they only take from and have never contributed to.

We are tired of bailouts and corporate takeovers, of crony capitalism, of commies in congress and socialistic presidents and class warfare and of being told to shut up.

I will never shut up. You can pry this keyboard from my cold dead fingers because even though some of those zombie liberals know not what they do, they need the opportunity to learn.

Now, where’s the ice –

and the Jim Beam?

Why the Beam, you ask?

Well, aside from the obvious need for pain killing, medicinal purposes, today, 8/25/11, marks the second year anniversary of Robo-blogging. ~ Cheers!

Here it comes…

Obama will soon double quadruple down on his failing socialist agenda. (Failing being a very relative term in this case.)

The talking heads on the left (read: Progressive/Marxist) are busy trying to paint themselves as centrist and objective while whining that their president has abandoned them. Or something. All to get the liberal base all wee-wee’d up to clamor for more spending and taxing and speeches about spending and taxing, which is what they do so well.

Our mighty mighty Photoshopâ„¢ friend Curmudgeon, over at Political Clown Parade has outdone their-self with a creepy Obama devil/alien/socialist/loser pic in answer to answer one Peggy Noonan quip.

Smitty takes time from tending his handsome newborn son to pen a few notes on the issue.

Dan Collins over at The Conservatory posted a reply to Mzzz. Noonan as well.

And Newsbusters’ Brent Baker catches three talking points being floated around the talk shows today.

What does it mean?

Classic democrat play book. The talking heads will pretend to be surprised that Obama has “moved too far to the right” when he has done no such thing; all the while painting the only adults in the room (read: TEA Party Conservatives and Libertarians) as the ones who are out of their minds for *gasp* addressing the true problems of over-spending and a government that is growing too big too fast which, in case you haven’t noticed, is the REAL crisis.

The Democrats/Progressives/Commies and RINO’s are deathly afraid that we will take away their credit cards, as well they should be because that would decrease their ability to buy more votes with your hard earned cash. So keep on fighting, calling your congress-critters and faxing the faxes because it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings. The problem is, they would want you to believe that you’ve gained a little ground when you’ve actually been backed into another corner.

Don’t fall for it.

To quote a good friend of mine: WOLVERINES!

UPDATE: Joy McCann also posted on this yesterday at The Conservatory. Thanks for the heads-up, LMA!

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