Sarah at SunshineStateSarah has a good aggregation of the blog posts paying tribute to Andrew Breitbart. Go over there and check them out
Here I am going to add some of the video tributes to Andrew
http://sickofstimulus.com The goldfish is fine, but our economy isn’t.
Are you Sick yet? In essence, stimulus has been just like throwing a bucket of water on a fish and expecting him to swim on land.
[list type="tick"] [li] • 1.1 million jobs have been lost since the stimulus was enacted. Total cost: of $1.172 trillion. That’s more than $1 million in stimulus for every job lost in America since it was enacted.
• In 2007, the U.S. ranked 3rd. on the World Bank’s “Doing Business” report. On the “Doing Business 2012″ report, U.S. ranks 13th in ease of starting a business in the world.
• The home-ownership rate is the lowest since 1965. Foreclosures are at a post-Depression high. Home values are worth about 1/3 less than they were five years ago. [/li] [/list]
We want Solutions, not more Stimulus coming from Washington D.C.
We the people are Sick of Stimulus!
Cue overly dramatic PETA Outrage in 3, 2, 1 ….
Sarah Palin releases new video via SarahPAC setting the record straight and correcting HBO’s fiction!
Sarah Palin is demanding that television network HBO label their upcoming film “Game Change,” a chronicle of the 2008 presidential campaign, a work of “fiction.
She’s also encouraging supporters to donate to her political action committee in a new Web ad that plays off the movie’s trailer.
Introducing the JOBS Act, a legislative package of bipartisan job growth proposals designed to jumpstart our business startups.
The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act is a legislative package designed to jumpstart our economy and restore opportunities for America’s primary job creators: our small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs. These bipartisan measures will increase capital formation, spur the growth of startups and small businesses, and pave the way for more small-scale businesses to go public and create more jobs. The JOBS Act represents an opportunity for both parties to work together and deliver results on areas of common ground that boost small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. These measures have broad bipartisan support from Congress, President Obama, and successful entrepreneurs like Steve Case, the former Chair and Founder of AOL and a member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Economic Competitiveness.
Enable Startups to Gather Investors Through Crowdfunding:
- H.R. 2930, introduced by Representative Patrick McHenry
- Approved by the House 407-17
Allowing Small Businesses to Advertise for New Investors:
- H.R. 2940, introduced by Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy
- Approved by the House 413-11
Encourage Investment in Small Businesses by Removing Red Tape:
- H.R. 1070, introduced by Representative David Schweikert
- Approved by the House 421-1
Increase Investment Capital Access for High-Growth, Job-Creating Small Businesses:
- H.R. 3606, introduced by Representative Stephen Fincher
- Approved by Financial Services Committee 54-1
Ensure Small Companies Have More Time & Flexibility to Grow:
- H.R. 2167, introduced by Representative David Schweikert
- Approved by Financial Services Committee Voice Vote
Strengthen Community Banks So They Can Investment in More Local Entrepreneurs:
- H.R. 4088, introduced by Representative Ben Quayle
- House Version of S. 1941, which has bipartisan support
ObamaCare Gave The Federal Government The Power To Decide What’s Best For Nevadans
Nearly two years ago, liberal U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley supported Barack Obama’s job-killing healthcare bill – written by none other than Harry Reid – which gave the federal government the power to decide what type of healthcare services that employers, including religious institutions in Nevada, had to pay for, even if it violated their own personal moral beliefs.
This intrusive healthcare law is a clear violation of religious freedom as it forces religious institutions and individuals to choose between violating the law and violating their faith.
“Liberal Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will literally say or do anything to hide the fact that she supported ObamaCare, which not only forces every Nevadan to buy health insurance, but also mandates that they violate their personal religious beliefs,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “This is just another example of how the Berkley-Reid job-killing healthcare law gives the federal government – not Nevadans – the power to decide what type of healthcare services are best for them.”
Conservatives, Women and Religious leaders react to the defeat of the Blunt Amendment
Grace Marie Turner, Founder, President and Trustee, Galen Institute, Inc.
The Senate did the right thing in supporting Sen. Blunt’s amendment to protect our freedom of conscience protected by the First Amendment. The Obama administration tried to frame this as a fight over the right to contraceptives. But the Senate, and the American people understand that this is really about the fundamental issue of the founding principles of this country and the meaning of the Constitution’s protection of our religious liberty
L. Brent Bozell, Chairman, ForAmerica
By a 75% margin the American people are opposed to Obama’s dictatorship-by-mandate. The Senate had the opportunity to join with the American people in rejecting this tyranny. It shows how useless this body has become that it folded like a cheap suit. Those who voted against the Blunt amendment now own this mandate too. It will be so enjoyable watching them voted out of office.
Penny Nance, CEO and President, Concerned Women for America
As a woman representing 500,000 women nationwide, I am deeply disappointed that Senator Blunt’s amendment to safeguard our religious and moral convictions was tabled.
When religious groups are forced to deny their deeply held religious convictions, it is not called ‘balance’ as suggested by this Administration, it’s called ‘tyranny.’
It’s distressing that some in the Senate were allowed to shift the debate away from what should be the true debate. This is not a question of reproductive rights; this is a question of fundamental rights of liberty.
It is now up to the House to ensure that our First Amendment rights which are the bedrock of American society are not eviscerated.” As President Reagan so eloquently said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Brian Burch, President, CatholicVote.org
Voters across America watched today as a slim majority of the United States Senate voted to gut the First Amendment of our Constitution by failing to protect the religious freedom of all Americans. Today’s vote was in response to a controversy the Obama administration chose to create. The President and his Secretary of Health and Human Services have divided the country with an unprecedented assault on our first freedom – the right to believe – by forcing every American to pay for medicines and procedures that millions of Americans find morally objectionable. And now a majority of the United States Senate has chosen to affirm this assault on people of faith, endangering all those served by religiously affiliated organizations. Make no mistake, this mandate is unconstitutional and will be overturned by the courts or by the American people by electing a majority of Senators who will stand up for religious liberty. We call upon all voters of faith, and all citizens who believe in freedom to hold accountable every Senator who voted against the First Amendment today.
Professor Warren’s hometown newspaper the Harvard Crimson reports that Warren is back on the road hitting up her base on the West Coast for campaign cash. Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren hit the road this week in an effort to tap into the pocketbooks of wealthy Democrats around the country as her Senate campaign gains momentum nationwide. … The fundraising trip to the West Coast this week is not the first of her campaign. Warren attended a fundraiser co-hosted by television producer Norman Lear and actress Barbara Streisand on her behalf in early November.
Almost simultaneously, The Massachusetts Republican Party released a new web video surrounding Warren’s trip to California.
Since 1791, when the Bill of Rights was formally adopted, America has enjoyed the legal protection of religious freedom, enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Today, 221 years later, centuries of progress in the protection of religious and other liberties is at risk of being rolled back in one fell swoop. The culprit: Obamacare.
As we all know, President Obama’s health care law will mandate that religious hospitals, charities, and schools abandon the tenets of their faiths and provide their employees insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization. This anti-conscience mandate is but the latest assault on liberty Obamacare has ushered in. Its shock waves are reverberating across the country, waking Americans to the fact that our first freedom — religious liberty — will be the first to fall now that the federal government has unfettered control over the country’s health care system.
Some in Congress are taking action to combat Obamacare’s onslaught. Today, the Senate will consider an amendment introduced by Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) and co-sponsored by Marco Rubio (R-Florida) that would override Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate, allowing religious institutions to keep their faith and provide health care coverage for their employees. So important is this amendment that The Heritage Foundation’s sister organization, Heritage Action for America, has decided to “key vote” the measure, meaning that it has identified the vote as a seminal one.
The importance of this moment has, of course, been lost on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) who derided the effort to protect the First Amendment guarantee of free exercise of religion. Yesterday he said, “It’s hard to understand why my Republican colleagues think this topic deserves to be debated in the first place.” Meanwhile, the likes of Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Al Franken (D-MN) have attempted to paint the Blunt Amendment as an attack on women and women’s health, willfully ignoring the rights of hundreds of millions of Americans to practice religion without interference from the state — a right so fundamental to human nature that the Founding Fathers put it in the First Amendment.
Liberals in the House have, too, tried to distort the issue and recast it as a question of women’s health, not religious liberty. This week, the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee welcomed Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke to share her story of woe, telling Congress that her peers are going broke buying birth control – despite managing to come up with $46,000 a year for tuition at one of the pre-eminent law schools in the country.
Let’s make this clear one more time: The issue isn’t about birth control — it’s about the federal government’s power to force a religious institution like Georgetown University to bend to its will and take actions that are fundamentally at odds with its core values. Religious groups are faced with an untenable choice: violate conscience or drop coverage and face penalties for doing so. That’s why so many Americans — men and women alike — are speaking out against the anti-conscience mandate and its fine on faith.
On Monday at The Heritage Foundation, a panel of women of diverse backgrounds gathered to voice their opposition to the Administration’s actions. One of those women, Lori Windham, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, stated, “We have a Constitution that protects the religious freedom of these organizations. It protects the religious freedom of the women and the men in these organizations, and they’re just asking that they be able to continue enjoying that religious freedom. This mandate hurts religious organizations. It hurts the people they serve. It’s unconstitutional.”
On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee also heard testimony on the impact of the mandate, with attorney Becket attorney, Asma Uddin, explaining:
As a Muslim-American woman and an academic, I have spent my career fighting for women’s and minorities’ rights, and the fact that I must be here today to explain why our constitutional rights exist is extremely offensive to me personally. . . Women, too, seek the freedom to live in accordance with their sincerely held religious beliefs. Religious freedom is a right enjoyed by everyone, and it is just as much in women’s interest to protect that right as it is in men’s.
Beyond religious freedom, Obamacare lands another unconstitutional blow against liberty in America with its unconstitutional individual mandate to buy health insurance. A judgment on that awaits the action of the Supreme Court. Together, the two dictates — and the others to follow under Obamacare — should be a sign to Americans that the federal government is reaching an event horizon — a point of no return — beyond which individuals will be forever subsumed to the will of the state. Once this door is knocked down, the rights the Constitution protects will be stamped with an asterisk that disclaims, “subject to the will of the federal government.” This is where Obamacare has brought our country. Today, Congress should take action to protect the very first of those Constitutional protections, and then it should get to work in repealing Obamacare.
From The Hill.com:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will vote for Sen. Roy Blunt’s (R-Mo.) amendment on the Obama administration’s contraception mandate.
“While I would have preferred that both sides would have come together around a solution like we had in West Virginia, I am voting in favor of this measure to protect the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America,” Manchin said in a statement.
Manchin also notes that in his home state, West Virginia law requires contraceptive coverage but also guarantees “religious freedom for employers or institutions that object to such services.” The law requires health insurance companies to also provide contraceptive care but exempts religious institutions that object based on “religious tenets.”
In one of his first interviews of his newly minted campaign with Nebraska Watchdog, Bob Kerrey admits Majority Leader Harry Reid made promises to him in exchange for running, acknowledges he isn’t sure how winnable the race is and heaps praise on all of his opponents.
This is part of the reason why Kerrey will be irresistible to cover, regardless if he can make it a competitive race.