Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TPX Florida Tour Day Three: Extraordinary Patriots

Proud Unhypehnated American

Our Tea Party Express team spent the night in Tallahassee, FL. We arose the next morning and traveled in our tour bus a few hours to our first rally of the day in Panama City.

Ray “the bus driver” parks our Tea Party Express tour bus in back of the stage to serve as a backdrop and our green room. While on the bus waiting for my turn on stage, I heard on TV that NBC's Brian Williams basically accused Governor Jan Brewer of racism for pointing at President Obama. I thought, this whole race thing has gotten totally out of control and insane.

The emcee announced me.

Before singing my parody of “New York, New York” titled, “We're Gonna Vote Obama Out in 2012”, I told the audience how furious I was about Williams' attack on Brewer. I added, “For the first time, we have a president that it is deemed unacceptable and racist to criticize or disagree with him in any way. Even gestures are reviewed as having racial connotations. This is absurd!”

I also told the audience that Barack Hussein Obama is the most divisive president in U.S. history.
I later learned that Brian Williams did worse to President Bush than Brewer allegedly did to Obama.

At our second event in Pensacola, I ran into a patriot I met a few years ago at a tea party, Dr. B Leland Baker. Dr. Baker is the author of “Tea Party Revival: The Conscience of a Conservative Reborn: The Tea Party Revolt Against Unconstrained Spending and Growth of the Federal Government”.

After we bear hugged, my patriot brother Dr Baker shared how he has traveled to 35 states so far lecturing, teaching and selling his book. Now get this folks, Dr Baker does this on his own dime and donates the money from the sale of his book to various tea party groups. Wow! What an extraordinary patriot.

I could not help contrasting Dr Baker's passion, love, commitment and willingness to “give” in order to save his country compared to the self serving entitlement minded lowlifes of the occupy movement. How dare the media claim the occupiers are equal to the tea party.

Ninety-nine percent of the tea partiers I have met over the years are people of the highest caliber who are working and sacrificing to save our great country; true patriots who desire the best for all Americans regardless of race, color or creed. And this is why I love them.

Apparently, Pensacola, FL is Cajun country. Various Crawfish dishes dominated the menu. They fry every and anything! I tasted and enjoyed fried pickles. My cup of seafood gumbo was to die for. I ordered the seafood platter thinking it would be broiled. Wrong. It was all fried, a mountain of seafood. I ate a few pieces of fish and shrimp. Delicious. I had the waitress box up the rest (clams, shrimp, oysters and fish). We have a seven or eight hour ride to Orlando tomorrow. I will nuke my seafood leftovers in the microwave on the bus and share them with the team – cause that's how we roll on the Tea Party Express.
Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin.
Spokesperson for Tea Party Express
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Primary Election 2012: Update Jan 31st

This primary election process of 2012 is starting to be another political three-ring circus, dripping with hypocrisy when it comes to Mitt Romney, who complains about negative campaigning – and that is all he does nowadays. If asked a direct question, he never answers it directly – typical Washington crowd politician. What he say when answering a simple question becomes totally off track from what the question was, and after he is done, he gets blank stares from anyone with any logic in their brains cells. The response is appropriately – “Huh?” The simple, direct question is rarely answered because Romney is too busy trying to make himself look good and others look like fools, but he is the one who comes out the “class clown”. After the first debate, things have gone down hill. The only candidates being gracious is Ron Paul and the candidate from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney couldn't come close to competing against Barack Obama in Election 2012, it must be someone who has the stamina, the experience of debate, and the fortitude to stick to the issues and gain the trust of the American voter. That would be either Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul, who have worked together in Congress, and if they were not campaigning presently, they would be working together now. The debates between Gingrich and Paul have been cordial and professional – they truly respect each other, and if it were not a disagreement concerning foreign policy and military strength and policies – they would provide an extremely difficult choice for primary election voters.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Media Shrugs As Obama Ignores Subpoena From Georgia Court

By Cindy Simpson
January 30, 2012

Last week, I noted that Obama turned his back not just on Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer, but also on the laws of the State of Georgia.  I closed my column, "Georgia Ballot Challenge: Obama Walks on By," with the observation: "And most of the media has followed along right behind him."

At the time, I had just witnessed an historic hearing that actually discussed the eligibility of the sitting president of the United States to run for a second term.  The president had been subpoenaed to appear, and instead of his attorney respectfully following protocol to have that subpoena recalled, both Obama and his attorney, Michael Jablonski, simply failed to show up at all or offer any defense whatsoever.
Isn't there a headline in there somewhere?

Omega File: Obama, Double Standards and Congressional Undersight

From the Obama Files ... 
President Obama's State of the Union and other rhetoric as proved as accurate as much of what he usually states, and what little he explained about just what his idea of “change” was.
First of all, the GOP debates have ended up a class-warfare issue, where Romney was judged by how little he paid in taxes (15%) compared to others, with an annual income of $20 million for the last two years – the only submissions he made to show what he paid in taxes.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

AGU: Let's Get Ready!

We have 10 months to get ready. Let's get ready to send an army of relentless reformers to the U.S. Congress in November.

American Grizzlies United (AGU) has two resources to help you send public servant reinforcements to Washington, DC. These reinforcements cannot be mushy Republicans-In-Name-Only who quickly disregard conservative principles when true relentless reform gets tough.

We must make sure that our new President has a congress of common sense, constitutional, conservative public servants.

To make things easier for you to seek out good candidates; AGU has created:

The Grizzly Doctrine; A Crib Sheet .

This manuscript provides a framework for discussion about the honest and ethical policies that all Americans should expect from our leaders. The Grizzly Doctrine covers the issues that Americans are concerned with, and helps educate ordinary citizen volunteers on the best ways to approach potential voters to discuss candidates positions.

Another AGU resource: Citizen Activism Guide; showcases volunteerism, vetting, and organizing your precinct.

We hope these resources help you in your local communities as we all get ready to retain the House, seize the Senate, and repeal and replace Barack Obama.

Our work continues...

Thomas S Schmitz

American Grizzlies United; Chairman

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Allen West, "One of the rising stars of the Tea Party is about to be sacrificed by the Republican establishment in Florida, led by someone spinning for Mitt Romney."

Allen West being redistricted out of existence in effort led by Romney Florida spokesman
By William A. Jacobson
January 29, 2012

This has not received a lot of national attention, but the Republican legislature in Florida is about to push through a plan which puts Allen West at serious risk, and the person leading the effort is one of Mitt Romney's spokesmen.

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ABC News & Establishment Republicans Jointly Undermining The Constitution And Especially Republican Candidates Like Newt Gingrich

Yesterday I read an article by ABC reporter, Huma Khan, titled "How Mitt Romney's Mexican-Born Father Was Eligible to be President".  Ms. Khan pounced on this topic because Romney mentioned this fact in his Florida debate with Newt Gingrich. In her article, Kahn quotes a CRS report [emphasis added]:
Congressional Research Service report published in November comes closest to answering that question.

“There have been legitimate legal issues raised concerning those born outside of the country to U.S. citizens,” the report states. “The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term ‘natural born’ citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship ‘by birth’ or ‘at birth,’ either by being born ’in’ the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship ‘at birth.’”
As a "reliable source" Kahn turned to a Congressional Research Report conveniently published by CRS Legislative Attorney Jack Maskell on November 14, 2010 titled "Qualifications for President and the "Natural Born" Citizenship Eligibility Requirement". Maskell published this report following numerous FOIA requests to him which officially went unanswered. Those requests challenged a memorandum Maskell circulated to Congress on March 18, 2010 titled "Birth Certificates of Presidential Candidates and Standing to Challenge Eligibility".  

As an aside, my instincts tell me that Maskell is probably a Democrat because his wife Geraldine is registered as a Democrat; while she did not donate to candidate Obama, she did donate to Democrat candidate Gerry Connolly in 2008.  One wonders whether or not Maskell's report was influenced by politics rather than facts.

New Jersey constitutional attorney Leo Donofrio analyzed Maskell's November report, and debunked it as shameful propaganda because of the way Maskell butchered quotations from SCOTUS findings, saying "This deceitful exercise alone strips the entire memo of all credibility".  

Knowing all this, I attempted to post a comment to Kahn's article.  Unsurprisingly, my comments were not accepted, although others appeared following the timing of my comment, so keep ABC's political leanings in mind as you read on, especially when you see the article by Jeffrey Lord in American Spectator.

My comments to Kahn:
Dear Ms. Khan:

By relying on Mr. Maskell's congressional report analyzing the term "natural born citizen," you are behind the information curve and misleading your readers. First, I suggest you read "Debunking The New Natural Born Citizen Congressional Research Propaganda", written as a rebuttal by attorney Leo Donofrio, available at http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/debunking-the-new-natural-born-citizen-congressional-research-propaganda/

Second, you need to read the 50-page Amicus Brief also written by Donofrio, and accepted by Judge Malihi, for the Georgia hearing which was held on January 26, 2012. In case you are unaware, President Obama refused to comply with the subpoena to appear and give testimony. Through a default judgement, he will probably forfeit all Georgia delegates in the Presidential election. 

In any case, multiple plaintiffs, represented by different attorneys, challenged Barack Obama's natural born citizenship status, claiming he is ineligible to have his name placed on the ballot because, among other reasons, his father was an alien when Obama was born in Hawaii.  The Amicus Brief presents abundant historical evidence and Supreme Court precedents that preclude Obama from serving as President.  The arguments also preclude people like Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio from serving as President.  The brief is available for download on Scribd.


Furthermore, even INS recognizes that there is a delineation between natural born and native born citizens.  See http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/the-current-ins-officially-recognizes-a-delineation-between-natural-born-and-native-born/ . The two terms should never be conflated to mean the same thing.

If you are a journalist in the truest sense of the word, regardless of whom you voted for in the Presidential election, you owe it to your readers to acquaint yourself with the evidence presented, and then share what you learn in a fair and balanced way.
Okay, so the CRS and ABC have done their parts to miseducate the public about natural born citizenship as it relates to the presidency.  Moving on, ABC is now doing all it can to crucify Newt Gingrich's candidacy, and Republicans like Elliott Abrams, who should know better, have become useful idiots for the network's revenge campaign. Read on.

By Jeffrey Lord
American Spectator
January 27, 2012

As Ronald Reagan used to say: Well...

Yesterday we took note of former Reagan State Department official Elliott Abrams' piece over at NRO that went after Newt Gingrich on his relationship with Reagan. While voting regularly with Reagan as a young congressman from Georgia, Gingrich, claimed Abrams, "often spewed insulting rhetoric at Reagan, his top aides and his policies to defeat Communism." Abrams then goes on to cite " a famous floor statement Gingrich made on March 21, 1986."

Or sort of cites it. 

In fact, I'm sorry to say, what appears to be going on here is that Elliott Abrams, a considerably admirable public servant and a very smart guy, has been swept up in the GOP Establishment's Romney frothings over the rise of Newt Gingrich in the Republican primaries. He is even being accused of trolling for a job in a Romney administration. No way!!!! Really????
ABC News. Now here's a little juicy tidbit. What's been the big news with Newt's campaign in the last week? That's right. The ABC News "investigative" piece by Brian Ross in the form of an interview with Gingrich's ex-wife Marianne. Aired two days before the South Carolina primary, the incident famously backfired as Gingrich launched an attack on ABC during that now-famous CNN debate hosted by John King.
Typically, the liberal media of the day zapped Reagan. And sure enough, buried in that March 21, 1986 Gingrich speech on the House floor, Gingrich was tough on the liberal media's handling of Reagan's speech. And who -- quite specifically -- did he single out for criticism? You guessed it: ABC News.

Said Newt:
All too often the news media itself is grotesquely uncritical and grotesquely willing to use Soviet language to explain Soviet behavior. Possibly it reached its epitome when ABC News put on a paid Soviet propagandist following the President of the United States.
In other words, 26 years ago Newt Gingrich was busy incurring the institutional wrath not just of the mainstream media in general but ABC News quite specifically over the issue of their "grotesquely uncritical" treatment of the Soviet dictatorship.

So, if you want to help Newt fight the establishment media and Republicans, why not contribute to a moneybomb that will serve as a counterbalance to Romney's campaign honeypot?

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Video: Palin says, "Rage against the machine, vote for Newt, annoy a liberal'

Saturday, January 28, 2012

If I Were Elected or For Those Who Seek Election

In the last article, I covered the debate issues and what primary election candidates for President of the United States have stated since 2008, issues that are currently important to talk about in Congress and the White Office; but more importantly what actions must be taken to SOLVE the issues.
If I were running for the office, this is what I have to say and what should be done. Of course, I am not going to run for office, so think of it as passing ideas to viable candidates for elected office in Congress and our next President of the United States, to include a portion, as a warning to Supreme and Upper Court Justices and Judges who have ruled, not from the Constitution, but by public opinion and political leanings. The list is in form of bullets and I have attempted to put them in order according to subject material from my handwritten notes.

Dear Tea Party Patriots: We Are Family‏

By Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American

As we enter the year which will make or break America as we know it, I wish to remind all of you that We Are Family. Together, we took the House, and together we must take the White House.

In my travels across our great land, six times on national "Our Country Deserves Better" and "Tea Party Express" bus tours, I have been blown away by you -- your dignity, your sense of right and wrong/good and evil, your love for America, and your desire to see all Americans succeed.

I have been moved by your passion to save America. After the initial round of Tea Parties, which were themed "our country is moving in the wrong direction and something must be done about it," you began taking action: organizing, writing books, making informative videos, writing songs, and designing games to teach our kids the Constitution. I am so proud of you guys.

In my travels, I have heard countless stories about how Obama's economy has devastated lives. But to their credit, these patriots are surviving as best as they can while diligently working in our divinely inspired Tea Party movement.

In his book, Nothing Is Easy, author Gary Paduch coined the phrase "Classic Americans" -- people who were tough and hardworking, who did whatever needed to be done without complaining. "Classic Americans" best describes my wonderful Tea Party brothers and sisters whom I have met across America.

Because I have come to know who Tea Party folks truly are, it infuriates me when the liberal media and Obama sycophants intentionally misrepresent you. You guys are my family. My deceased Momma taught me that you never allow anyone to "dis" your family.

This is why every time I have a national microphone -- CNN, Fox News, etc. -- I defend my Tea Party family against evil, divisive, racist, and absurd lies. Thus, I called NAACP President Ben Jealous a liar on national TV. Jealous said he saw signs at a Tea Party which read, "Lynch Barack Obama" and "Lynch Eric Holder." If these two signs existed, they would be posted everywhere. To date, no one on the planet has seen these signs other than Jealous. Jealous' lie is evil, divisive, and meant to inspire racial hatred for the Tea Party. Jealous should be ashamed of himself. A Congressional Black Caucus member said that Tea Party people want to see blacks hung from a tree. How outrageous, stupid, and evil. I have no respect for such peddlers of hate.

I have written about the white Texas cowboy I met at a Tea Party who was the proud father of two black babies he and his wife had adopted. Then there was the terminally ill Tea Party white lady in Michigan whose daughter told us her mom said she wanted to meet me before she died. These people have nothing against a black man being in the White House. They are simply saying "no" to Obama's socialistic agenda. Obama minions trashing and misrepresenting these good people is despicable politics.

As every family, we have feuds. I still haven't forgiven my brother for being a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. For crying out loud, he lives in our hometown, Baltimore -- support the Ravens!

The liberal media loves to make a big deal about Tea Party infighting. Well, the truth of the matter is that wherever there are human beings, there will be disagreements -- even in church. I believe that Billy Graham said if you find a perfect church, do not join, because you will mess it up.
So yes, our Tea Party family will disagree on various issues. And when you think about it, this is great. It confirms that we are intelligent, independent thinkers, as opposed to the emotion-driven, mind-numb idiots so prevalent in left-wing circles.

I wish to encourage my Tea Party family to stick together. I also wish to remind you who is the true enemy of freedom, liberty, and all we hold dear. His name is Barack Hussein Obama.

Brothers and sisters, this election is unique. It is not politics as usual -- the Dems having their turn recklessly spending our money, and then the Repubs having their turn. The stakes are far higher than that. This election is about stopping a man who is committed to ending America as we know it. Therefore, any of our flawed candidates is better than four more years of Obama.

Good Lord, the Obama administration admitted that it does not care about the working-class white vote. They are going after the deadbeats, the haters, the class-envy crowd -- as many as they can drag out of bed, pay ten bucks, put on buses, and drive to the polls to vote for Obama eight or nine times.
This is serious business, folks. Obama must be stopped.

If not, the concept of Classic Americans (tough, hardworking, and doing whatever needs to be done without complaining) will be lost forever. Obama is aggressively transforming us into a Needy Everyone is Equal America.

A third party, not voting at all, or any other nonsense will insure Obama's re-election and the end of America. I implore each and every member of my Tea Party family to rally around whoever becomes our Republican nominee.
Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin.
Spokesperson for Tea Party Express
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Obama Perilously Close To Forfeiting All Georgia Delegates

By Bob Unruh
January 27, 2012

Attorneys who argued in a Georgia court this week that Barack Obama isn’t eligible to be president say Administrative Law Judge Michael Malihi considered granting a default judgment before they even argued the case.

That presumably could have recommended that Obama failed to prove his eligibility and therefore should not be on the 2012 ballot, since he and his lawyer snubbed the hearing, for which Obama was subpoenaed.

But the attorneys argued against such an easy victory on the point of the single hearing, expressing instead their desire to get the evidence concerning Obama’s eligibility or lack of it in the record, so that it would be there should the case elevate to an appellate level.

The attorneys also said the strategy decision by Obama to simply ignore the subpoena and the hearing may ultimately backfire, because judges typically aren’t pleased to listen to arguments from someone who wants to introduce evidence during an appeal.

[Ed.  Fox News initially posted a video report about the trial after Obama and his attorneys failed to comply with a subpoena, but as of this writing, all you will see at the link is an empty black box.  This is a blackout of the news!]

AGU 2012 Agenda; O4P & Beyond

AGU's history and accomplishments:

In 2010 American Grizzlies United (AGU) introduced two projects: Organize4Palin (O4P) and Students4Palin (S4P). The original goal of the O4P project was to help Governor Sarah Palin's endorsed candidates get elected to office.

With only two months to learn the ropes, O4P worked tirelessly in the 2010 election cycle. O4P, knocked on doors, made phone calls, waved signs, walked precincts, and circumvented the establishment party machine and brought about real change.

O4P had a 67% success rate in the 2010 mid-terms.

O4P helped Governor Palin elect: 1 Secretary of State, 2 Attorneys General, 6 Senators, 7 Governors, and 37 House Reps.

After the 2010 midterm elections O4P volunteered our nation wide network to help with the promotion of Victory Film Group's The Undefeated. By using our personal connections, modern technology, and the good old fashioned telephone, O4P volunteers worked tirelessly to help fill strategically selected theaters on opening weekend.

On a per screen basis O4P's citizen activism helped The Undefeated hold it's own against Harry Potter, The Transformers, and Winnie the Pooh.

Even the Los Angeles Times was so impressed by the ability to use practically no marketing money, they conceded:

"This is a new model that is going to benefit the entire entertainment industry and audiences who want to see unique products"

After The Undefeated opened, O4P began laying the ground work for a Sarah Palin 2012 Presidential run.

That nation wide ground work and structure remains intact today.

At this time, Governor Palin is not seeking the GOP nomination.

AGU's plans for 2012:

In the 2012 election cycle O4P will again help candidates who are endorsed by Sarah Palin.

Additionally, AGU will help candidates that are endorsed by YOU.

AGU will help vetted, down ticket candidates (all the way down to the local level) who are:

- Good candidates who put country first.

- Good candidates who understand that energy independence is the key element of our economic security and betterment that all Americans want and deserve.

- Good candidates who believe in American Exceptionalism.

- And lastly, good candidates who understand that American foreign policy should, above all, be founded in our national interest, and not the interests of others.

Check out the new AGU website HERE: American Grizzlies United

AGU has already received many requests from Tea Party candidates running for office in 2012.

In the coming weeks our volunteers will be receiving resources to help educate and empower ordinary citizens.

One of these resources is: The Grizzly Doctrine; A Crib Sheet. This manuscript will provide a framework for discussion about the honest and ethical policies that all Americans should expect from our leaders. Besides covering the issues that Americans are concerned with, the manuscipt helps educate ordinary citizen volunteers on the best ways to approach potential voters to discuss candidates positions.

Another AGU resource: Citizen Activism Guide; showcases volunteerism, vetting, and organizing your precinct.

AGU feels strongly that there is only one way to put America back on the right track. And that is through an engaged citizenry. An engaged citizenry is key to effectively govern and pass the agenda of sudden and relentless reform that our republic is in need of.

Through an engaged citizenry AGU believes we have a unique opportunity to build a better future for all.

With O4P helping candidates that are endorsed by Governor Palin and AGU concentrating on down ticket local races; our agenda for 2012 is to educate and empower ordinary citizens to come together and make sure that on November 6, 2012 America elects candidates on every level of government who will stop the out of control, out of touch, liberal agenda of Barack Obama.

Students4Palin (S4P):

Students4Palin (S4P), the official student wing of American Grizzlies United (AGU), inspires and facilitates political action in young people across the country. S4P is a convenient, one-stop shop of important news and information about citizen activism for busy young adults. S4P prepares young people to serve as vehicles and public servants for other like-minded young people as they connect and engage with one another.

Other upcoming activities:

AGU will have a presence at CPAC and we've got tons of cool free things to give out (courtesy of O4P-CA's essexandorange1773.com) Check out the Sarah SWAG package available at E & O: SARAH SWAG 4 CPAC

AGU will be helping out at Grizzly Fest's Winter Summit

New AGU Organization Structure:

Due to AGU's expansion, the position and duties of National Director have been transferred to a 5 member Board of Directors.

Actions and decisions on the National level are now approved by a simple majority vote.

AGU Board of Directors:

Martha Cano; Board Member, TX State Coordinator

Mary Beth House; Board Member, TN State Coordinator

R.F. Lawrence; Board Member

Susan Widdowson; Board Member, GA State Coordinator

Thomas S Schmitz; Chairman of the Board, CA State Coordinator

AGU looks forward to coming together and making sure that on November 6, 2012 we retain the House, seize the Senate and ensure that our new President of the United States has a congress of common sense, constitutional, conservative public servants.

By keeping our determination and our commitment intact. We can advance, strengthen, and carry on this organized entity that works together toward the restoration of our founder’s values and principles – on every level of government.

This is 2012. This is an election year. Our work continues. Let’s restore America.

Thomas S Schmitz

American Grizzlies United; Chairman

American Grizzlies United Website: http://americangrizzlies.com/

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Newt Gingrich Was One Of Reagan's Lieutenants, AKA, Murderers Row

By Jeffrey Lord
The American Spectator
January 24, 2012

Mitt Romney has raised the issue of Newt Gingrich's "work product."


Intended to prod the former Speaker on the issue of his work for Freddie Mac (Gingrich last night released his contract with Freddie), the question, as seems to be a Romney characteristic, has clumsily backfired. It raises an all-too obvious question that is becoming increasingly revealing.

What is Mitt Romney's "work product" for the conservative cause?

The closest Mitt Romney ever got to the Reagan Revolution is apparently because he reads about it 30 years later. And he isn't even reading everything he should. This is the man, remember, who proudly professed when running against Ted Kennedy in 1994:

"I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush"

A peculiar stance considering Reagan carried Massachusetts twice in his two presidential landslides. Romney now assures that Newt Gingrich -- who actually had a serious and considerably well-known role working with Reagan -- had little role in it. (By the way, Reagan won over 1, 310, 936 votes and over 51 percent in Massachusetts in his 1984 re-election race, while Romney won his solitary gubernatorial victory in 2002 with 1,091,988 votes and 49.77 percent. Which is to say, Reagan outpolled Romney by over 200,000. In 1980, third party candidate John Anderson drew off 15 percent of Reagan's vote, otherwise, one suspects, Reagan would have trumped Romney then as well.)

Why? Why is Romney going after Gingrich on his supposed lack of Reagan ties?

U.S. President Refuses To Comply With A Subpoena To Appear In Georgia Court Over A Ballot Challenge

Georgia Ballot Challenge: Obama Walks On By
By Cindy Simpson and Alan P. Halbert
January 27, 2012

Two AT writers attended yesterday's hearing in Georgia over President Obama's eligibility for the presidential ballot. Cindy Simpson writes:

President Obama has a habit of turning his back and walking away from those with whom he disagrees, as recently discovered by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  Professor John Lott, in an interview with Teri O'Brien, recalled similar experiences with Obama while at the University of Chicago.

Ms. O'Brien commented to Professor Lott:  "Gods don't debate.  They just issue decrees."

And apparently they also tend to place themselves above the law.

On January 26, I was in Atlanta to observe the hearings on the challenges to Obama's eligibility to appear on Georgia's 2012 ballot.  In two previous American Thinker blog posts, "The Birthers Went Down to Georgia" and "Georgia on Obama's Mind," I described the content and history of the cases.
The courtroom was crowded to maximum capacity; however, the table for the defense was notably vacant.  The defendant, Obama himself, was also not in attendance, even though the judge last week refused to quash the subpoena requesting his presence. Judge Michael Malihi, in his denial, stated:

Read more: 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Will Obama Ignore Subpoena To Appear in A Georgia Courtroom on January 26 To Prove His Eligibility For the Ballot?

(1) Barack Obama has been subpoenaed to appear in a Georgia court and present a multitude of documents to prove his eligibility before allowing his name to be placed on the March ballot.  Multiple plaintiffs with standing have filed suit.  The hearing will be held this Thursday, January 26.  Judge Malihi has rebuffed the defendant's claim that he should not be compelled to appear.  Obama argues the he is, after all, "the President".  I guess we should appreciate how very busy he has been partying, campaigning, vacationing or golfing. He couldn't possibly spare one day in a Georgia courtroom.

(2)  Judge Malihi has allowed New Jersey attorney, Leo Donofrio's, Amicus Brief to be added to the group of documents which the court may or may not consider in its final ruling.  The brief painstakingly argues against Obama's eligibility using extensive historical and judicial precedents.  Donofrio does not represent any of the plaintiffs.
(3) The left-wing media's sloppy use of the word "birther" in articles like the one below indicate either an ignorance of the facts, or a deliberate attempt to distract from the underpinning issue surrounding Barack Obama's eligibility, which has nothing to do with his birth certificate. Indeed, the most important issue is whether or not a person born in the U.S. to one or more foreign parents meets the historical meaning of the term "natural born citizen".  By Obama's own admission, his father was a British subject of Kenyan descent. 

(4) In addition to Obama, there are numerous politicians who also are not qualified, including Republicans Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal.  Also, if the parents of South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, were not naturalized citizens when Nikki was born, then she would not be qualified.  Questions arise about Mitt Romney because his father was born in Mexico.

By all means, read the left-wing article, but most importantly I hope you will read as much of the brief as possible so that you will fully understand the constitutional quandry we are facing.  If we had fully understood the intent of our founders before the 2008 election cycle, Barack Obama would not be in the Oval Office today.


The Huffington Post
January 24, 2012
The White House appears prepared to ignore a recent ruling by Georgia Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi that would require President Obama to attend a birther hearing in Fulton County, Ga., on Thursday.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney outlined Barack Obama's weekly agenda on Monday, noting that the president is scheduled to hit Las Vegas, Denver and Detroit on Thursday in a whirlwind tour to talk middle class job creation.

That's not likely to sit well with Malihi, who last week rejected an effort by Obama's legal team to quash a subpoena that would require president appear in court that day. The complaint, like many others of its kind, claims Obama isn't a natural-born citizen and therefore can't be president.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on Malihi's decision to deny the administration's efforts to counter the subpoena:

AMICUS BRIEF by Leo Donofrio in Georgia Presidential Eligibility Case

Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Gingrich Like Churchill: The Right Man For The Right Time

Investor's Business Daily
January 20, 2012

Leadership: A great debater. Politically polarizing. Prone to great error, but also prone to spectacular success. Steeped in history. Politically brilliant. Unorthodox. Audacious.

All these qualities were once used to describe Winston Churchill. Today, you might use the same words to describe Newt Gingrich. Sound absurd? Not when you think about it.

Churchill, like Gingrich, was a brilliant politician with a powerful sense of the occasion.
Sometimes prickly, often witty, but never dull, his career had lots of ups and downs — ranging from being blamed for the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in World War I to being credited as the father of the British welfare state — not exactly a compliment among conservatives, then or now.

Indeed, by Churchill's own admission, "The Conservatives have never liked nor trusted me." The same thing can be said of Gingrich, who has had a tortured relationship with the GOP's conservative wing, to say the least.

And yet, when his nation called on him to lead in 1940, Churchill was ready — the right man for the right time. With America's government under President Obama moving rapidly to the extreme left, Gingrich too might be the right man for the right time.

Georgia Judge Rules Obama Must Present His Eligibility Papers at Hearing on January 26th

By Bob Unruh
January 20, 2012

A Georgia judge has refused a demand from Barack Obama to quash a subpoena to appear at a series of administration hearings Jan. 26 at which residents of the state are challenging, as allowed under a state law, his name on the 2012 presidential ballot.

WND reported this week when Obama outlined a defense strategy for a number of state-level challenges to his candidacy in 2012 which argue that states have nothing to do with the eligibility of presidential candidates.

"Presidential electors and Congress, not the state of Georgia, hold the constitutional responsibility for determining the qualifications of presidential candidates," Obama's lawyer argued in a motion to quash a subpoena for him to appear at the hearings in Atlanta Jan. 26.

"The election of President Obama by the presidential electors, confirmed by Congress, makes the documents and testimony sought by plaintiff irrelevant," the lawyer said.

Judge Michael M. Malihi, however, took a different view.

"Defendant argues that 'if enforced, [the subpoena] requires him to interrupt duties as president of the United States' to attend a hearing in Atlanta, Georgia. However, defendant fails to provide any legal authority to support his motion to quash the subpoena to attend," he wrote in his order, released today.

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Team Obama Re-Election Gimmick: Is America a Post-Racial Society?

By Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American

Suddenly, there is a lot of discussion about whether or not we live in a "post-racial society." With the 2012 presidential election right around the corner, I can only conclude that, despicably, "race-baiting" will be a major component of the left's and the White House's Obama re-election campaign.

Recently, a black publication interviewed me for an article, the topic being "Is America a post-racial society?" Then, flipping through the TV channels, I caught a bit of two blacks on CNN discussing whether or not America is a post-racial society. It's coming up everywhere lately.

I am just giving you a heads-up, folks. All this talk about a post-racial society, which sounds like it came out of a marketing strategy meeting, is designed simply to accuse all who are against Obama's re-election of being non-post-racial. In other words, racist.

The post-racial discussion is absurd, divisive, and a waste of time -- a distraction from real issues. The fact that America elected a black man to be leader of the free world confirms that Americans think post-racially. Blacks are only 12% of the U.S. population. Even if every black in America voted for Obama, without millions of white votes, Obama would not have been elected. Are we a post-racial society? Of course we are.

What I find so repulsive is that the left and the Obama administration are well aware of this truth. And yet, they will, without hesitation or conscience, double down on their efforts to inspire black hatred against white Tea Partiers and fuel white guilt to achieve their goals.

I witnessed a moving example of our post-racial society while watching a pro football playoff game on TV. Upon winning the game, black football player Vernon Davis, with tears running down his face, ran over to his white coach, Jim Harbaugh. Davis cried as he and Harbaugh hugged for a long time. They were just two men: a respected coach and a respected player. Race did not matter. America is a post-racial society.

Only agenda-driven knuckleheads design new tactics to keep Americans apart, suspicious of one another, and at each other's throats along racial lines.

Now, do not get me wrong. I am not saying racism, on both sides, does not exist in America. Of course, it does, along with every other sin. Such will be the case until the Lord takes us home. But as a nation, the American people have proven themselves honorable, fair-minded, compassionate, and extremely generous.

The '60s TV series Star Trek was an excellent example of a "post-racial society." The crew was of various races and yet they related to each other as individuals. Race was irrelevant.

I love the way the left always accuses us, the American people, of the evils of which they are guilty. We do not sit around thinking of phony intellectual-sounding phrases such as "post-racial society." We simply live, work, and play together as Americans. The left and black Liberal Plantation overlords are the ones guilty of thinking "non"-post-racially for political purposes. Their exploitation of race continues to devastate blacks in terms of their attitudes and expectations. Black race profiteers are betraying their own people by convincing them that they are victims, despite being blessed to be born in the greatest land of opportunity on the planet. For crying out loud, I caught one of those Hollywood insider TV shows talking about some black rapper's ninety-million-dollar fragrance line. Black unemployment being at an unprecedented high has nothing to do with white America's views on race and everything to do with Obama's economy.

All of this absurd post-racial talk confirms that most-assuredly, the Obama administration and his minions plan to exploit race, along with class envy, in Obama's reelection campaign. This is why the left has been relentless in their attempts to brand the Tea Party racist. Tea partiers oppose Socialism and ignoring the Constitution, not Obama's skin color.

As a post-racial-thinking American, I am doing everything in my power to make Barack Hussein Obama a one-term president, and not because he is black. Obama must go because his vision for our future is an anathema to all we hold dear and the vision of our Founding Fathers.

If I can offer one bit of heartfelt advice to my fellow black Americans who may be caught up in all of this post-racial vs. non post-racial nonsense, please, forget about race and simply go for your dreams.
Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thomas Jefferson 'Scrapbooked' His Own Bible

By Daily Mail Reporter
January 17, 2012

Despite being the author of the Declaration of Independence, that didn't stop Thomas Jefferson taking liberties with someone else's work.

The third president of the United States detested some passages of the Bible so much that he decided to make his own version.

The abridged version was known as The Jefferson Bible and has been painstakingly restored by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. 

A new edition of the Jefferson Bible was published by Tarcher this month while the Smithsonian exhibition goes on until May.

Particular passages didn't sit too comfortably with Jefferson - including miracles such as the virgin birth, the resurrection and ascension.

So in 1820, following his two terms as president, Jefferson took a razor blade to six other volumes and patched together his favourite passages before having it bound.

Entitled The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, containing 84 pages, it leaves out key moments to the Christian faith - including the holy ghost and holy trinity.
The Smithsonian said Jefferson left out the passages which he believed to be 'contrary to reason'.

Jefferson drew from all four gospels of the New Testament in Greek, Latin, French and English to tell the story of Jesus' life.

The original book had the passages laid out in four columns and handwritten notes in the margins before the pages were bound into a red Moroccan leather cover. 


Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Tebow Effect

By Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American

Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow is an unapologetic, outspoken born-again Christian.  No politically correct, careful not to offend anyone, skirting around the issue of his faith for Tebow.  When interviewed after winning a game, Tebow says, "First, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

Numerous pro athletes are Christians.  None have been so innocently bold about expressing their faith as Tebow.  It is as if when Tebow entered the national stage, he never got the memo sent by the left stating that God is banned from the public square, and anyone who dares speak of God will be branded a religious nutcase.  Tebow simply loves Jesus and sees no reason to hide it.  Thus, the left hopes that Tebow fails as a quarterback and a role model.

Oh, I just got a thought.  Wouldn't the mainstream media be celebrating and rallying around Tebow if he proclaimed that he was in love with and planned to marry a fellow teammate?  Imagine the major TV network bidding war for the rights to broadcast the wedding nationwide.

Meanwhile, the left has deemed Tebow proclaiming his love for Jesus offensive.  A blogger called Tebow the most polarizing figure in America.  Several TV shows promote homosexuality.  Another TV show promotes Islam.  And yet, Tebow mentioning Jesus is considered polarizing.

Tebow is not polarizing/dividing people.  Tebow is bringing people together.  Remarkably, Tebow fans are all races, ranging in ages from eight to eighty.

Folks, I am telling you.  There is something uniquely special about this fine young man, Tim Tebow.  Cultural rot is eating away at our country like a terminal cancer.  Our boys aspire to look and act like thugs.  Women are dressing themselves and their daughters without modesty.

Unintentionally and, I believe, unknown to him, Tebow appears to be leading a movement toward a miracle cure: returning Christian values and principles from many years of exile.  More and more pro athletes and politicians are boldly speaking about their faith on national TV.  We are witnessing the birth of The Tebow Effect.

Tebow is making it cool to be a "good guy" again.  He has sparked a national dialog in the secular arena regarding faith.

Christian broadcasting networks do a wonderful job.  But rarely these days do we see anyone speak as comfortably and as matter-of-factly about his faith as Tebow in "secular" settings.  Tebow is not trying to start a movement, nor is he trying to offend.  The kid is simply being himself, and people are following his example.

God is so awesomely cool.  The Bible says God uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.  Who could have imagined that God would use something as foolish as a twenty-something-year-old kid, playing football, having fun, and being himself, to inspire millions?

Tragically, many Americans have accepted incidents of terminating a sixty-year tradition of opening their town's spring festival or city council meeting with prayer because one person complained.  Many have accepted their children being forced to say "happy winter break" because "Christmas" is declared to have offensive religious connotations.  At secular events where prayer is allowed, clergy are cautioned to refrain from using the name of Jesus for fear of offending someone.  Yes, the left has done a pretty good job of intimidating Christians into not honoring Jesus in secular settings.

Then, along comes this superstar football player cheerfully spouting the name of Jesus all over the place.  The anti-Christian crowd who thought they had us Christians securely under their thumb are furious.  Who does this Tebow guy think he is, and does he know the rules?

I believe that Tebow is passively leading us back to a time when all things Christian were not attacked, demeaned, ridiculed, or made fun of.  Many years ago, secular companies produced movies like Boys Town, in which Father Flanagan was the hero.  Nowadays, though, can you name a recent movie produced by a secular company which features Christians in a positive light?  Remember the grief Mel Gibson caught from the anti-Christian community for following the biblical account of events in producing his movie, The Passion of The Christ?

When I was a kid, my family loved watching the Red Skelton TV comedy show.  Skelton would end every show saying, "Good night and may God bless."  Today, letters from a few non-Christians claiming to be offended would prompt the show producers to instruct Skelton to cease ending his show with a "prayer."
Tebow represents a paradigm change -- a new sense of freedom to say "Praise God!" in secular settings.  I love it!
Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

New TV Show Idea: The All-American Christian

By Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American

I have a GREAT idea! How about a TV show titled, “The All-American Christian”? Christians have been getting a bum rap in cinema and the mainstream media for quite a while. In a spirit of fairness, compassion and tolerance, a TV show promoting Christianity is simply the right thing to do. After all, the last thing we need are Christian-phobic Americans.

We must educate Americans to realize Christianity is a religion of peace. Christians are not anti-American. The TV show will confirm Christians are not much different than you and me and just as patriotic. Also, Christians would never attempt to force Biblical Law down our throats.

Now, where can I find fair minded, tolerant and compassionate celebrities who will enthusiastically support and speak in defense of the show. I know! Russell Simmons, Bill Maher and Rosie O'Donnell are a good start. These guys are all about fairness, tolerance and compassion. I am extremely confident they will leap at an opportunity to fairly portray Christianity.

Christians are not rioting, seeking to physically punish offenders or lobbying to make it illegal to speak against their religion. Thus, beheading non-believers who reject their religion is not in the Christian recruitment manual. As a matter of fact, the founder of Christianity said, “With loving kindness have I drawn thee”.

Rosie O'Donnell, great advocate of women rights that she is, will surely love this. Christian women are not forced to be subservient to men. Under no circumstance does Christianity condone a husband beating, stoning or beheading his wife. A Christian woman is pretty much free to be all-she-can-be from a mom to governor of Alaska to president of the United States. Believe it or not, a Christian woman can even venture outside without having her head covered and face veiled. Thus, it makes perfect sense that the American Feminist Movement would rally around Christianity. Right?

I can not think of a single group of people Christians seek to remove from the planet. While more than 18,167 deadly terrorist attacks, since 9-11, have been carried out in the name of another religion, zero attacks, since 9-11, have happened in the name of Christianity. We know the American left is all about peace; “all we are saying is give peace a chance” and so on. One can only conclude that Christianity's non-violent track record wins their endorsement. Correct?

Unfortunately, Christianity does not have a “lying clause”. Another religion has a privilege authorized in its holy book called, “Taqiyya” which means never-feeling-guilty-for-lying. In other words, Taqiyya makes it permissible to lie to protect their religion. Common sense tells us that anything these people say about the intentions and motives of their religion should be taken with a grain of salt. Meanwhile, Christians are stuck with “Thy shall not lie.”

It is truly tragic that Bibles, after school Bible studies and prayer at school sporting events are being banned from public schools. Christian graduates are commanded to censor all references to God and especially “Jesus” from their commencement speeches. And yet, nationwide special concessions are being made for another religion; installing foot bathing facilities and etc.

By the way, our government has sponsored the defacing of Christian icons. A photo of a crucifix submerged in a glass of urine was funded by the NEA (National Endowment of the Arts). The award winning photo is titled, “Piss Christ”. The Brooklyn Museum of Art, despite considerable controversy, exhibited the Holy Virgin Mary painted with elephant dong.

Christians are legally fighting the court ordered removal of crosses which have been displayed on sites for many years, one out in the middle of nowhere. Nativity scenes are becoming more and more taboo in public schools and government buildings. Our kids no longer go on Christmas break from school. It is now called Winter Fest-a-something or other.

Some paranoid conspiracy theorists say Christianity has infiltrated high levels of our government. Rumor has it that even President Obama is a Christian. However, this rumor is yet to be confirmed. I wish to go on record stating that I am not Christian-phobic. America was unarguably founded on Biblical principles. Therefore, I am completely comfortable with Christians influencing our government.

We can count on Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to aggressively work to make Christian-phobia punishable by law the way she is for another religion.

So yes, the timing is perfect for an “All-American Christian” TV show. I am sure Hilary, Obama and all those compassionate tolerant Hollywood types will enthusiastically join in our effort to get out the truth about Christianity- a virtuous, misunderstood and wonderful religion of peace.

Folks, this is gonna be great! I am soooooo excited. For the debut of the “All-American Christian” TV show, I wonder if we can get Tim Tebow to make a special guest appearance. Wouldn't that be awesome?

Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin.
Spokesperson for Tea Party Express
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