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National Democrats are in a near panic — if the media’s highly-attuned panic detectors are any indicator — with a “poisonous” president unable to use his popularity to sway voters, a “screaming siren” warning about mid-term turnout, and Republicans on the offensive on Obamacare. There are a long eight months until November, but Democrats seem unlikely to get much sleep over the interim.

There are (at least!) six reasons why.

1. The midterms were always going to be bad for Democrats because of turnout.

It’s important to remember that the midterm elections were always going to be difficult for the Democrats. Lower turnout elections usually favor Republicans, whose older, wealthier constituents vote more reliably. One large reason that Republican David Jolly won the special election in Florida last week was thatturnout was very, very low.

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Congressman Gary Peters is playing a game of “my billionaires are better than your billionaires.”

The Democrat and U.S. Senate hopeful is benefiting from $400,000 in campaign ads attacking his rival, Republican Terri Lynn Land, as being bought and paid for by ultra-wealthy special interests.

The commercials, which aired the past two weeks, specifically accuse the former secretary of state of taking money from the dastardly Koch brothers, Charles and David, who the ad claim are using their billions to buy the government.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed a mid-year budget bill with nearly $330 million in spending, mostly for road maintenance and projects.

Calley said Friday a comprehensive road funding fix is still needed, but this money will address potholes and other problems caused by the harsh winter.

The bill accounts for the loss of savings from the delayed expansion of Medicaid and sets aside money to resolve a health insurance claims tax shortfall if no other solution is found by October.

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As expected, Russia has won a blatantly fraudulent vote in Crimea. There was no option on the ballot for voters to indicate they wanted to remain part of Ukraine.
They could vote for independence or joining Russia. Many people boycotted the referendum. With 50 percent counted, the biased Crimean Electoral Commission claims 95.5 percent of voters want to become part of Russia.
The European Union immediately called the referendum illegal. The White House said the vote was “administered under threats of violence and intimidation from a Russian military intervention that violates international law.”
Journalists are reporting numerous voting irregularities, including people who are not Crimean citizens casting ballots, the absence of monitoring and the presence of armed men. CNN photographed a person who voted twice.
Russia defied the world yesterday as it vetoed a UN resolution that declared the referendum invalid. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power berated her Russian counterpart, Vitaly Churkin, at the emergency meeting of the Security Council.
Power was visibly enraged, and two members of Churkin’s staff, standing behind the ambassadors, are laughing in this photo. She said “The reason only one country voted ‘no’ is that the world believes international borders are more than mere suggestions. . . Crimea will be part of Ukraine unless and until its status is changed in accordance of Ukrainian and international law.”
Thirteen countries voted in favor of the resolution. Russia voted against the motion, while China abstained.
The resolution called on “all states, international organisations and agencies not to recognize any alteration of the status of Crimea on the basis of the referendum”.

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The entry of former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in the New Hampshire Senate race this week has elicited numerous comments. Brown’s 2010 ACU rating was 74% but he moved sharply to the left in 2012 when battling ultra-liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Brown’s lifetime ACU rating is 55% and Obama carried the Bay State by 24%. Some of our members believe it is better to have a liberal Democratic Senator rather than a moderate Republican. We agree with the Buckley Rule, which was promulgated by the late conservative icon William F. Buckley, Jr., “Nominate the most conservative candidate who is electable.”
Brown’s 2010 victory was a tremendous triumph for the entire conservative movement. We regret he did not vote with the GOP on the financial reform bill and some other measures, but Massachusetts is not South Carolina, and Obama won New Hampshire by 18%.
Today there are no Republicans in the Bay State delegation. There are 40 members of the State Senate and only five of them are Republicans. Not one Republican represents the six New England states in the House of Representatives.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has a 5% ACU lifetime rating. Brown is a moderate and would probably have a 65% to 70% rating.
We also believe in Ronald Reagan’s big tent theory and so do some Democrats. That is why they have the majority.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) paid for ads in West Virginia where Sen. Joe Manchin used their money to blast the Obama administration.
The DSCC understood it was vital to keep a Senate majority, and they financed a campaign attacking them. On the GOP side, a few of our candidates threw away Senate seats.
The election of Scott Brown changed everything because the Democrats had a super majority in the Senate.
His victory meant the GOP was once again able to filibuster, and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was no longer able to file cloture on every bill. Brown’s victory immediately stopped the Obamacare public option, and liberals no longer had the votes for a a second stimulus, union card check and the cap and trade national energy tax.
Democrats are still in control and they continue to do terrible things, but Brown’s victory meant they no longer had a 60 to 40 majority. It placed restrictions on Harry Reid’s charge card, and hopefully after this November the rollback begins.
Moderate Republicans are helpful to deficit reduction efforts, and they are far preferable to liberal Democrats.
Without Brown, the Bush era tax cuts would never have been extended, and 99.3% of them are now permanent. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) often quotes Reagan who said we needed candidates of bold colors rather than pale pastels.
We should nominate conservative Republicans in Red states, but hard core conservatives have proven to be unelectable in Blue America. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL) retired in 2004, and some conservatives were enthusiastic about Ambassador Alan Keyes’s campaign to succeed him.
Other believed Keyes was too far to the right to win a Blue state. Then State Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) received 70% of the vote and the landslide helped to establish him as a national figure.
Illinois is always a tough state for Republicans but why did Keyes receive only 27% of the vote?
He ran almost 20% behind Bush. Obama campaigned as a moderate who would bring people together. Of course it was not true, but people did not know it back then. Keyes appeared to be an extremist.
He is a protectionist and said homosexuals, including Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter, are “selfish hedonists.” Keyes’ own daughter is a lesbian.
He also said Jesus would not vote for Obama, and women who had abortions were no different from terrorists. Keyes was not a good fit to hold this GOP seat.
There are some conservatives today who do not want Brown to win. Their crusade is to rid the Republican Party of RINO’s (Republicans in Name Only). In the 1960s and ’70s they had a point.
Those were the days of Senators Jacob Javits (NY), Clifford Case (NJ), Lowell Weicker (CT), John Chafee (RI), Ed Brooke (MA), Richard Schweicker (PA), Charles McC Mathias (MD) and Mark Hatfield (OR).
There are few liberal Republicans left in the Senate today, and the moderates almost always vote with the party when they are really needed. That did not happen when the GOP encountered three defectors on the stimulus (Arlen Specter switched parties), but on other close votes the moderates did not bolt.
We understand why people are upset about some of Brown’s votes, but I am surprised they assign little importance to foreign policy, national security, trade and war on terror issues. Many of the people who scream RINO are the ones who abandon conservatives on national security issues.

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Dinesh D’Souza & Michael Shermer in debate at Oregon State University. Questions from the student body regarding Christianity’s view of Universal Health Care / ObamaCare. The answers were quite well presented and the student body seemed to agree.

 

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1st District Spring Round UP

1st District Spring Round UP

The Schoolcraft County GOP Presents:
2014 U.P. Round Up & Schoolcraft County GOP Reagan Day Dinner – May 17th, 2014
Traders Point Drive – Manistique, MI
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Round Up 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Reagan Dinner 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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