Category Archives: conservative

Newt’s Next

Newt Swims Upstream

      Newt Gingrich has apparently benefited from the failure of others.  He has moved up in  the Republican primary polls, second behind Mitt Romney.  But let’s not forget who this man is…

He’s the guy that was having an affair on his second wife with staffer Callista Bisek, at the same time he was trying to impeach Pres. Clinton for lying about his affair.  As Speaker of the House, he was second in line for the presidency when, under a barrage of ethics charges, he had to resign.

Is this the guy you want as the leader of the free world?

– L. Morales
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Conflict of Interest

               Uncle Thomas Strikes Again

As revealed by Al Sharpton last night, Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Anthony Scalia once again showed their dedication to bipartisanship by attending a fundraiser  held by the Federalist Society. The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a conservative legal group whose focus is to redefine law by reinterpreting the Constitution.

Why is this relevant?  Because the Supreme Court had just announced that it would hear a case concerning the constitutionality of Obamacare.  Guess who was sitting between the two judges? … Paul Clement.  Clement is the lead attorney arguing the case against Obamacare that the Supreme Court will be hearing!

Also, Uncle Thomas’ wife Virginia is a vocal lobbyist for conservative and tea party groups.  Earlier, the Supreme Court decided  (Citizens United vs. FEC ) that corporations are people, therefore allowing them to contribute unlimited funds to political campaigns in anonymity .  Virginia was a prominent voice in the lobby for this outcome.

To me, this looks like a clear conflict of interest. Should the judges not have to recuse themselves from the case for merely the appearance of a conflict of interest? Do conflict of interest rules apply to everyone but the Supreme Court?  After watching the story, I had only one question:  What had I done to Al Sharpton, and why is he yelling at me?

– L. Morales

The Norquist Quest

 If He Says it’s a Cat – It’s a Cat!

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

    Who is this man? Who is this G.G.Norquist? Grover Glenn.G-man. G. Republican hit man apparently feared by all… (Republicans).  Who is this soul who grew up in Massachusetts, father was  VP of Polaroid, volunteered for Nixon in 1968, graduated from Harvard with an MBA in ’74?  Who is this lobbyist who does not believe in government; who was quoted as saying: “I don’t want to abolish government – I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it to the bathroom and drown it in the tub”.?  Who is this man, and why does he hate America?

       In 1985,  he formed a group called Americans for Tax Reform, who’s main purpose is to oppose any tax increase regardless of the situation (even Ronald Reagan raised taxes 11 times).  In 1993, he held weekly meetings at his ATR headquarters to fight against the Clinton healthcare plan and as a result became influential  in conservative politics.  He’s since built a network of conservative believers in 48 states and has regular meetings to coordinate Republican talking points and strategy.  All Republican congressmen and a significant amount of Senators have signed on to his ATR’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”.  Unfortunately, apparently, this pledge protects only 1% of  American taxpayers.

Who are you Grover Norquist…  and why are you trying to destroy the America our Forefathers so brilliantly conceived?

– L. Morales
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