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Capitol Hill Update: Blue Dog Democrats: Are you listening?

After Tuesday night's crushing defeat of all the Democrat candidates in the major races -- in Virginia (a 3-race sweep) and in New Jersey (in a huge upset) -  and a tremendous defeat in Maine for the radical homosexual movement and their left-wing allies (including the media) all over the nation, the big question now is will the Blue Dog Democrats listen to the American people?  Their record of listening to their voters is not good so far this year.    

Just last year, the president won both New Jersey and Virginia by large margins, but Republican Governor-elect Robert McDonnell won a gigantic 20-point margin victory over the Democrat candidate and Republican Governor-elect Chris Christie defeated the sitting Democrat Governor, Jon Corzine (who put over $100 million of his own money into his past three races).  

Even the Conservative Republican candidate in the 23rd congressional district special election in New York, Doug Hoffman -- who was hardly known two months ago and who was in the single digits in the polls, but actually pulled ahead in the last hours of the election -- made a reasonable showing after forcing the radically liberal Republican from the race who then endorsed Democrat Bill Owens which put the Democrat over the top.  

Capitol Hill Update: Marine Commandant Jones & Obama vs. General Singlaub & Jimmy Carter

The headline of the top front-page story written by Rowan Scarborough in today's "The Washington Times" blared:  "Marine leads 'Don't ask, don't tell' fight; Commandant resists efforts to lift ban."  Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway has emerged in internal Pentagon deliberations as the most outspoken opponent of permitting homosexual men and women to serve openly in the U.S. military, according to a former senior Pentagon official.  

During the last time America had an extreme left-wing president such as Barack Obama, another courageous American general officer challenged the sitting president, Jimmy Carter, over a major policy difference some 32 years ago.  Major General John K. Singlaub disagreed with the conclusion by the Carter administration that forces in South Korea would be withdrawn without the risk of war.  Like Obama's assinine promise of putting homosexuals in the military, Carter had made a foolish campaign promise that he would withdraw all American troops from Korea over a 4 to 5 year period.   

Capitol Hill Update: 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington Should be Recognized


The so-called "Tea Party Movement" has been disparaged by countless left-wingers including those in the "news" media who call them racists or "Un-American" and of course, the media underestimate their numbers when they march on Washington D.C. as they did earlier this fall, dropping hundreds of thousands of protesters off the actual numbers when reporting crowd size.  

To offer important support for the goals and ideals of the Tea Party Movement, the Republicans in the United States House of Representatives have stepped forward to sponsor a House Resolution.   

Members of the House of Representatives are being encouraged to co-sponsor House Resolution 870 which praises the 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington D.C.  Thus far, there are 79 Members who have co-sponsored the Resolution.   

H.Res.870 begins by saying:   Expressing gratitude and appreciation to the individuals and families who participated in the Taxpayer March on Washington on September 12, 2009.   The Resolution then has a number of "Whereas clauses" which are listed below:

Capitol Hill Update: The Evil Party gets a cynical victory today on the backs of our military

Incredibly, the Evil Party, commonly called the Democratic Party  --  as opposed to the Stupid Party, commonly called the Republican Party  --  will be claiming a victory today as the president cynically signs a defense spending bill on the backs of America's soldiers, sailors and airmen, containing an abomination which the left-wing Democrats were unable for a couple decades to pass as a stand-alone bill, the so-called "hate crimes" bill, also known as the "thought crimes" bill.   

President George W. Bush and Congresses controlled by Republicans were able to prevent this infamous "thought crime" legislation from passing during the past decades.   The Republicans maintained that the prosecution of crimes committed by different people who may have hatreds for their victims was unnecessary and indeed, unconstitutional.   

However, in one of the most cynical and despicable moves in legislative and executive branch history, Barack Obama will sign the Fiscal Year 2010 DEFENSE Appropriations (spending) bill today giving special rights to one of most fanatical left-wing fringe groups which helped elect him last year, the powerful homosexual lobby.    

Capitol Hill Update: Obama's Broken "Transparency" Promise


Candidate Barack Obama frequently promised the American people that his government would be the most transparent and open-to-public-scrutiny than any other presidential administration. He promised that the negotiations for his health care bill would be seen live on national television broadcast by C-SPAN.  Needless to say, he broke that promise.    

He promised that the American people could see if lobbyists had any influence on his negotiations.  Indeed, he promised lobbyists would have no place in his administration, but instead the Obama administration is well-populated with lobbyists. "The Washington Times" reported yesterday that Candidate Obama promised during a Democrat debate in January last year:  "If the drug companies or a member of Congress who's carrying water for the drug companies wants to argue that we should not negotiate for the cheapest available price on drugs, then I want them to make that argument in front of the American people."  These promises by Obama have all been broken.   

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Capitol Hill Update: Congratulations to ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC for protecting the "pool"

Incredibly, the 4 left-wing networks  --  ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC  --  stood up last week against the Chicago-style thugs in Obama's White House and demanded that the Fox News Channel (FNC) not be censored and dropped from the White House "pool" of reporters.  The "press pool" is a group of news organizations which combine their resources in the collection of news.  The five television news networks are one subset of a "press pool" of reporters.  

This recent Nixon-like enemies-list attack by the White House followed the relentless partisan attacks by the higher-ups at the White House including Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, top Obama political advisor David Axelrod, and Director of Communications, Anita Dunn during the Sunday talk shows the previous two weekends.  And of course, their president piled on Fox News also in a television interview last week.  

Capitol Hill Update: Will the Abortion Issue Kill Obamacare?


Pro-life Democrat leader Bart Stupak, the courageous Congressman from Michigan, has been fighting a gallant many-month battle to have health care reform legislation absolutely guarantee that Americans' tax dollars will not be used for the abominable practice of abortion.  So far, it has been a losing battle.  The vote on Obamacare is expected in the House of Representatives in early November. 

Countless non-partisan authorities have confirmed that the five bills being considered in Congress  --  3 in the House of Representatives and 2 in the U.S. Senate, where only on Republican, Olympia Snowe from Maine, voted for only the Obamacare bill coming out of the Senate Finance Committee  --  will allow taxpayer funding for abortions.  Each of these bills are not subject to the Hyde amendment  --  authored by the late Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Henry Hyde  --  which ensured that no abortions, except to save the life of the mother and rape/incest abortions (less than 2% of all abortions) would be funded with tax dollars.  

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Capitol Hill Update: Republicans Gain First Victory Against Obamacare


The Republicans had an astounding victory in the first skirmish in the Obamacare battle on Wednesday.  The Democrats had deviously tried to buy the votes of America's doctors by giving them a vote on a bill specifically bribing physicians to a tune of 1/4 of a TRILLION dollars.  The Democrats were hoping to buy the support of doctors for Obamacare --  with its onerous government option which the left-wing fringe of the Democrat Party desparately want  --  by giving doctors a $250 billion adjustment on Medicare reimbursement rates (spread over 10 years.)   

The Democrats' duplicitous plan, called the "Medicare Physicians Fairness Act" or commonly called "the Doc Fix" bill, was turned back with the votes of every single Republican Senator yesterday and with the help of 12 Democrats and one Independent;  47-53.  Even liberal Senator Olympia Snowe from Maine  --  the only Republican who voted for the least left-wing bill which was passed by the Senate Finance Committee by a 13-10 margin  --  voted no on the Democrats' Doc Fix bill.   

Capitol Hill Update: Obama's Stalinist Whiners Against Fox News Channel


White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on CNN's Sunday morning show said that the Fox News Channel is not a news organization.  It's a perspective he said.  And Emanuel said that, more importantly, CNN and the other television networks should not treat Fox News as an equal or words to that effect.   

In another example of this administration's abuse of power, Obama's senior political advisor, David Axelrod, said much the same thing on ABC News on which he told the anchor  --  a former political hack and attack dog in the Clinton Administration  --  George Stephanopoulus, that (paraphrasing now) ABC and the other networks should not treat Fox News as a news organization.   

The White House does not allow any of their cabinet officers or senior White House personnel to go on Fox News anymore (there was one exception when Axelrod showed up after smoking a tentative peace pipe with the President of Fox News, Roger Ailes.)  Fox News is a network which has over half of its audience liberals or independents; which scares the Obama administration.  It has more viewers than all the other cable news show combined and then some.  

Capitol Hill Update: While Afghanistan burns, Obama dithers

It has been many weeks since General Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of United States troops in Afghanistan, requested some 40,000 more troops in what the president called the "good war" during his presidential campaign.  Yet, the president is dithering about whether to allow General McChrystal's 'surge" of troops  --  endorsed by General David Patraeus who conducted President George W. Bush's successful surge in Iraq  --  to go forward.   

Meanwhile, American troops have been put in danger by the presidential dithering.  Earlier this month, 8 American troops were killed in one attack when hundreds of Islamic militants attacked American and Afghan troops in eastern Afghanistan.  This was the largest number of Americans killed by hostile action in a single day in more than a year.   

General McCrystal said in his report to the president in September:  "Additional forces are required, but focusing on force or resource requirements misses the point entirely."  It has been widely reported and pushed by the numerous left-wingers in the White House that Vice President Joseph Biden is pushing a policy of reconciliation with "elements" of our enemy, the Taliban, and would deny General McChrystal his request for any additional troops.  Biden is pushing for fighting the Taliban with drones and special forces.   

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