As you should know, Rowan County will be the center of attention for the upcoming debate between the candidates for the Senate. This will be a No Holds Bared Cage Match. The Winner to face Kay Hagan in a brass knuckles brawl.
Oh well, we all have dreams. The world would probably be a better place if we selected our representatives MMA style. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
We have confirmed all of the front runner candidates for the Senate run except for one. The lone hold out is 98% sure they will also attend. The debate will be moderated by Vince Coakley.
The questions for the debate will be selected from those emailed to us prior to the event. The date for the event and details to follow.
DATE: 25 MARCH 2014
TIME: 7:00 PM
Submit Your Questions below or email them to RowanTPP@gmail.com.
We look forward to reading your questions.Rick Johnson Rowan Tea Party Patriots Communications Director
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Caddell Bombshell: GOP Establishment Wants the IRS to Go After the Tea Party
RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2-17-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 2/17/2014 2:50:40 PM by servo1969
RUSH: The Republican Party establishment… Let me set this up by going back to the 2012 presidential campaign. Remember when you learned that the Romney campaign, along with Republican establishment types, had put the word out that there was to be no criticism of Obama? In fact, I remember… I think I told you all this. A prospective Republican presidential candidate in 2010 or 2011 visited me.
There was some confab here in Palm Beach, and this man called and wanted to come by and tell me what his plans were. So I said, “Sure, come on by Sunday morning.” The guy said, “Rush, now, I just want to tell you: We can’t go after Obama. That’s instant death. We can go after his policies, but we can’t go after Obama.” I said, “Really? How do you separate ‘em? How do you not go after Obama if you’re going after his policies? How could you go after his policies while not going after Obama?”
“We can’t make it personal, Rush. We just can’t do it.” And that bled over to the Romney campaign, so much so that in the debates they wouldn’t even bring up Benghazi. So now, the Republican establishment has let everybody in the party know that they will not tolerate, they will not advocate, and they won’t put up with anybody attacking the Clintons’ past. If Hillary runs for president, there will be no discussion of Lewinsky and the blue dress.
There will be no discussion of the Rose Law Firm, the billing records. There will be none of that stuff from the past. “We’re not gonna dredge it up,” the Republican establishment says. “It ain’t gonna happen. We can’t win by going back and being critical of the Clintons. We can’t bring all that stuff up from the past. We’re not gonna do it. We’re gonna stay away from it.”
Sure, they can attack Palin. They can attack Palin’s whole family. They can make movies and talk about how the Republicans were so scared of her lack of intelligence, they wouldn’t even vote for her. They can do all that, but we can’t attack the Clintons. We couldn’t attack Obama, and can’t now attack the Clintons. Pat Caddell was on Fox saying the GOP establishment wants the IRS to go after the Tea Party.
Pat Caddell said yesterday on Fox News that the reason Republican leadership has not pushed for a higher-level investigation of the IRS for targeting the Tea Party is because they want the IRS to go after the Tea Party. When you have 71% who want an investigation, 64% who believe it is a sign of corruption, including nearly a majority of Democrats, the reason is the establishment Republicans want the IRS to go after the Tea Party.
They want them to go after the Tea Party because the Tea Parties are an outside threat to their power hold. I’m telling you, the lobbying-consultant class of the Republican Party and Republican leadership, who have been attacking the Tea Party and alienating them, they want the IRS to do this. That’s why there hasn’t been any establishment Republican pushback on the IRS. It’s almost safe to say the Republican establishment might be willing to lose a couple of elections if it meant getting rid of the Tea Party; because it’s clear, folks, they don’t want to win any elections the Tea Party can claim any credit for.
RUSH: You gotta hear Pat Caddell. I mentioned this, but I want you to hear Pat Caddell say it. It was last night on the Fox report on the Fox News Channel, talking about the IRS targeting Tea Party groups.
CADDELL: The reason is, the establishment Republicans want the IRS to go after the Tea Parties. Got it? They want to go after the Tea Parties because the Tea Parties are an outside threat to their power hold, and I’m telling you, the lobbying, consulting class of the Republican Party and Republican leadership who have been attacking the Tea Parties and alienating them, they want the IRS to do this.
RUSH: That is a serious charge. That is a very, very serious charge, that the Republican establishment is aligned with Obama and is okay with Obama using the IRS to investigate the Tea Party. But it’s believable, because we know the Republican establishment, the political class in Washington, is spreading the word that they are not gonna criticize Hillary, it isn’t gonna happen, and we shouldn’t, either. It shouldn’t happen. It won’t help anybody to criticize the Clintons, at least not from the nineties. Maybe go after her on Benghazi, but if anybody does that they’ll say, “No, no, no, leave Benghazi alone.” And pretty soon they’re gonna say no criticism of the Clintons. That’s not gonna help us. You watch.
Presumed Democrat nominee for the governor’s race in Texas, Wendy Davis, recently claimed that Texas is not really red. According to Davis, it simply has voters that don’t vote. The spin that Texas is simply a non-voting state is the spin they are putting on their efforts to turn Texas blue.
Battleground Texas represents the progressive left’s concerted attempt to enact a major shift in Texas politics. This unofficial arm of the Wendy Davis campaign for governor has taken up her language to describe the state’s political landscape. There is a problem, however, with their method to fundamentally transform Texas. They have been caught in direct violation of state law.
According to Breitbart News, James O’Keefe, who was responsible for exposing corruption and illegality on the part of both ACORN and Planned Parenthood, has a new blockbuster video that captures Battleground Texas operatives “exploiting legally protected information to turn voters out to the polls as part of the Democratic party’s quest to paint the Lone Star State blue.”
Battleground Texas volunteer Jennifer Longoria is caught on tape saying, “Every time we register somebody to vote, we keep their name, address, phone number.” The data is then used to get out the Democrat vote on election day. The problem is Texas law does not allow the use or copying of phone numbers provided by individuals when they register to vote.
But, as with the now defunct ACORN, when it comes to turning out Democrat voters, laws don’t matter. They are merely words on a page that interfere with their agenda. Following Obama’s lead to violate laws, Battleground Texas demonstrates that they will do what they deem necessary, whether legal or illegal, to accomplish their desire for a fundamental transformation of Texas.
WATCH James O’Keefe’s video below.
Much has been made in recent weeks regarding the Girl Scouts’ apparent connection to a number of pro-abortion causes – specifically Planned Parenthood. Though the organization has officially denied any direct correlation with the group, a former CEO and at least 17 individuals Girl Scout councils openly admit they have a partnership with the nation’s largest abortion provider.
Additionally, the current national spokesperson for the Girl Scouts previously served in the same capacity for another far-left abortion advocacy organization. Attention to the issue increased significantly after the group’s official Twitter account published a link to a Huffington Post list of “incredible ladies” that included radical abortion fanatic and Texas Democrat politician Wendy Davis.
The backlash among social conservatives has resulted in a widespread boycott of the always popular Girls Scout cookies.
Instead of addressing these facts directly, however, the group’s officials are instead intimidating media outlets who report on this issue with threats of legal action.
LifeNews.com, which has covered the story extensively, recently reported that it received a letter from Brian Crawford, a Girl Scouts executive, demanding the site curtail its use of their official logo and denying any “alleged ties to Planned Parenthood.”
The Girl Scouts did not stop there, however. A lesser known site, founded and operated by Girl Scouts leader Ann Saladin, received a letter from Crawford issuing a “demand that your organization immediately cease” any use of the logo.
Steve Ertelt, editor of LifeNews, responded to the letter, saying the Girl Scouts are “clearly threatened” by the amount of attention being paid to its pro-abortion stance. “Their letter is a not-so-veiled intimidation tactic designed to get LifeNews to stop our reporting and to get pro-life groups to stop boycotting them.”
Along with almost $1 billion in annual revenue comes a significant amount of power for the executives behind the Girl Scouts. Instead of using that influence to directly respond to allegations levied against the organization, though, some see officials’ reaction as a threat meant to silence critics.
To be sure, this and any private organization has the right to endorse or reject any policies its leaders see fit – just as the Boy Scouts should have had in their effort to exclude openly gay members from the all-male group. In return, however, the public has the liberty to react, as many already have, with a boycott.
–B. Christopher Agee
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The Keystone Oil Pipeline is pictured under construction in North Dakota.REUTERS
LINCOLN, Neb. – A Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed through the state, a victory for opponents who have tried to block the project.
Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy issued a ruling that invalidated Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of the route. Stacy agreed with opponents’ arguments that law passed in 2011 improperly delegated the decision-making power to Heineman to give the company eminent domain powers within the state. Stacy said the decision should have been made by the Nebraska Public Service Commission, which regulates pipelines and other utilities.
The lawsuit was filed by three Nebraska landowners who oppose the pipeline.
“Under the Court’s ruling, TransCanada has no approved route in Nebraska,” Dave Domina, the landowners’ attorney, said in a statement. “TransCanada is not authorized to condemn the property against Nebraska landowners. The pipeline project is at standstill in this state.”
Domina said the ruling means that the governor’s office has no role to play in the pipeline, and decisions within the state must be made by the Public Service Commission. The decision on a federal permit still rests with President Barack Obama.
The ruling could cause more delays in finishing the pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to Texas refineries.
Phone messages left with pipeline developer TransCanada were not immediately returned Wednesday afternoon.
Full Transcript at HughHewitt.com