Introducing Jacob Turk, Republican Candidate For MO 5th District

Lee’s Summit conservative, and Marine vet, Jacob Turk is gunning for liberal  single- payer advocate, Emanuel Cleaver’s Congressional seat. Hopefully he will be able to benefit from the anti-big government mood the country is in right now, and ride to victory in November. But he needs fund-raising support to get his campaign started.

Starting today, and ending  Saturday, February 6th, he’s raising funds online for his campaign. You can donate, here.

Third time’s a charm according to Turk on his Facebook page:

Thirty years ago, a college professor from Georgia named Newt Gingrich ran three times before he won a seat in Congress in 1978. In fact, between the two elections in 1974 (the Watergate year) and 1976 (the Jimmy Carter year) the former speaker LOST voter share before he was finally victorious.

Flash forward to 2010: A similar political wind is blowing our way …..with all the makings of an historic victory here in Missouri’s 5th Congressional District.

In 2006, when Republicans lost control the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, I received 32.5% of the vote. Undeterred, I pledged to work harder – and actually increased my vote percentage in 2008 to nearly 36% — in the “Year of Obama.”

Victory is in the air. And I need your help to win in 2010.

There’s an old saying that the third time is the charm – and just like Newt Gingrich three decades ago, I am positioned for a major upset in my race against Democrat Emanuel Cleaver. Cleaver receives failing grade after failing grade for his policies against businesses that create jobs for American workers, including just a 25% rating from the National Association of Manufacturers.

We need “real change” in Congress. But I can’t make it happen without your help.

Americans are questioning – and rejecting the Obama Administration’s
version of “Change.”

I’m so excited by the possibilities of the Senate race in Massachusetts where Scott Brown has scored an historic victory in such a Democratic stronghold! As the people’s choice, Scott Brown has had an amazing impact raising conservative solutions in a state where a Republican has not held the Senate seat in MA in almost six decades.

Add that to the major Republican victories in New Jersey and Virginia and it becomes clear the political winds are changing.

Can I count on your help? With your contribution we can put up the sails and head towards a victory in November:

Your contribution for $550 will pay for the billboard on I-70 for one month;
A $200 contribution will enable us place ads in newspapers across the district;
Or agree to become one of our “1000 for a $100” by writing a check for $100 so we can print palm cards for our door-to-door campaign efforts.

Momentum is building for sweeping gains for conservatism across the country. We must stop the insanity: pork instead of stimulus, taxpayer-funded bailouts for irresponsible business practices and the latest march to government-rationed health-care.

We must change direction to revitalize our economy and create jobs for millions of suffering Americans. We must enact common-sense, conservative solutions to allow businesses to create the jobs you and your neighbors need.

Every liberal, left wing special interest has a seat at the Obama-Cleaver table…but folks like us don’t. I’ll make sure our friends and neighbors have a strong, conservative voice as your new Congressman from the 5th District.

To implement conservative solutions, we need conservatives in Congress who will vote our values. The best ideas are only ideas unless someone has the courage to implement them. It’s a new decade, a new day, a new race. Time to get in the boat, the sail is going up!

I believe in “Jobs Here, Jobs Now.”

Our businesses, especially small businesses, must have incentives to create job…and our government must support free enterprise.

But I can’t do this alone. Please join my campaign and contribute today. You can mail your contribution for $550, $200 or become a member of the “1000 for $100” today to Jacob Turk for Congress, P.O. Box 2097, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. I would be so grateful for your support.

Sincerely,

Jacob Turk
Republican Candidate,
Missouri’s 5th District

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Ann Coulter On The Dem Smackdown In MA

Courtesy of Nate Beeler Cartoons, Washington Examiner

I’ve been waiting for Ann to write this column. This is one of her favorite themes – (voter revulsion of liberal policies), so this was only a matter of time:

…when Republicans win political power, they hold onto it long enough to govern. The Democrats keep being smacked down by the voters immediately after being elected and revealing their heinous agenda.

As a result, for the past four decades, American politics has consisted of Republicans controlling Washington for eight to 14 years — either from the White House or Capitol Hill — thus allowing Americans to forget what it was they didn’t like about Democrats, whom they then carelessly vote back in. The Democrats immediately remind Americans what they didn’t like about Democrats, and their power is revoked at the voters’ first possible opportunity.

Obama has cut the remembering-what-we-don’t-like-about-Democrats stage of this process down from two to four years to about 10 months. Folks, I’m convinced that if we all work really hard, we can get it down to three months.

Four years of Jimmy Carter gave us two titanic Reagan landslides, peace and prosperity for eight blessed years — and even a third term for his feckless vice president, George H.W. Bush.

Two years of Bill Clinton gave us a historic Republican sweep of Congress, which killed the entire Clinton agenda (with the exception of partial-birth abortion and felony obstruction of justice) — and also gave us two terms for George W. Bush.

And now, merely one year of Obama and a Democratic Congress has given us the first Republican senator from Massachusetts in 31 years.

In other recent news, last November, New Jersey voters, who haven’t voted for a Republican for president since 1988, threw out their incumbent Democratic governor, Jon Corzine. In Virginia, which Obama carried by 6 points a year earlier, a religious-right Republican won the governor’s office by 17 points.

Sen. Ben Nelson, Democrat of Nebraska, won his last election in 2006 by 28 points — the largest margin for a Democratic Senate candidate in that state in a quarter-century.

Since voting for the Senate health care bill last Christmas, the once-bulletproof Sen. Nelson not only gets booed out of Omaha pizzerias, but he has also seen his job approval rating fall to 42 percent and his disapproval rating soar to 48 percent. (Meanwhile, the junior senator from Nebraska, Mike Johanns, who voted against the bill, has a job approval rating of 63 percent.)

The Democrats have no natural majority because they have no fundamental principles — at least none that they are willing to state out loud. They are like a drunken vagrant who emerges from the alley to cause havoc every few years. They are the perpetual toothache of American politics.

To be sure, the fact that 52 percent of Massachusetts voters are racist, sexist tea-baggers — i.e., voted for a Republican — means only that the Democrats just went from having the largest congressional majority in a generation to the second largest. But this was “Teddy Kennedy’s seat.” And it was in Massachusetts.

Now, no Democrat is safe.

But the country just got a lot safer.

(You have to hit the link to read the first portion)

Part of the blame goes to the stupid party for being so weak and  feckless, but still…I’m always colossally disappointed in the American people when the let a travesty like an Obama Presidency happen. Such short memories!

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Heartache: Nancy Pelosi Bails on Senate Health Bill; “I don’t see the votes for it at this time”

Breaking: Pelosi announces that she can’t pass Senate ObamaCare bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she does not have the votes needed to pass the Senate version of the health care bill.

“I don’t see the votes for it at this time,” Pelosi told reporters in a briefing.

UPDATE:

Report: Dems Are Going the Reconciliation Route

Hold on:

Oops: Did Pelosi’s Later Statement Trump This Report?

Yes…nice going Ace!

Phew!

UPDATE II:

Er…nope!

Reconciliation is still on the table..

She will not be denied!

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Video: Marc Thiessen Schools Christiane Amanpour and Guest On Waterboarding

The left continues to be pushed back on their heels in the enhanced interrogation debate.  Last week it was John Stewart, sadly, unable to match wits with his guest, John Yoo, a former Bush DOJ official on the subject of waterboarding.

Last night, former White House and Pentagon Speechwriter, Marc Thiessen was outmatched two to one on CNN,  but managed to mop the floor with both of them. Amanpour was supposed to be moderating the debate between Thiessen and UK lefty, Phillipe Sands, but Thiessen dragged her into the debate early on when he quoted her own false words. What follows is a pleasure to watch.

Part one:

Part two:

Thiessen’s new book, just out, is  Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack.

See also:

In: Enhanced Interrogations Out: Giving A Hoot What The “International Community” Thinks About It

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Why The Backlash?

Victor David Hanson counts the reasons; BUYING JOBS?,  PROPHETS CAN’T MISLEAD?, A CESSATION OF CORRUPTION, BUSH REALLY, REALLY, REALLY DID DO IT, WALL STREET POPULISTS, LIKED BY ALL, RESPECTED BY NONE, and my favorite:

ELMER GANTRY
Devotees turn on false prophets with a special vengeance. Obama is beginning to grate. His flip-the-switch-on, evangelical cadences at rallies sound more like a Harvard nerd doing blues imitations than Martin Luther King Jr. Purple-state presidents don’t appoint Van Joneses and Anita Dunns, or turn the NEA into a quid pro quo Ministry of Approved Culture. A healer doesn’t start in on the “rich,” “Wall Street,” the “big” oil companies, drug companies, insurance companies, or “fat-cat bankers” — especially when he has done his best to shake them all down for campaign money, hire as many of them as he can in his own administration, and arrange cut-rate loans, insider deals, bailouts, and guarantees for all of them.

Obama’s populism is beginning to sound more like a bought boxer who belatedly has second thoughts about throwing the fight he previously contracted. In short, Obama’s ideological presidency hinged on his post-racial, post-national mesmerizing presence that reassured reluctant Democrats to vote against their local constituencies.

If cap-and-trade or health care reform polled below 50 percent, a worried congressional supporter could always call in Him to charm bolting voters. But now? We have in a blink gone from Obama as the bankable 10 percent edge, to Obama as a non-factor, to Obama as a real liability. In short, why vote for an agenda as unpopular as its albatross author?

My only quibble with all that is: “beginning to grate”. Please. Obama’s been grating on my nerves since 1/08. This backlash has been a long time coming.

Poor Mort Zuckerman voted for Obama, though, and clearly Obama is starting to grate on his nerves:

This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically.

In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It’s now worse than it was. I’ve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I’ve never seen before. It’s politically corrupt and it’s starting at the top. It’s revolting.

Five states got deals on health care—one of them was Harry Reid’s. It is disgusting, just disgusting. I’ve never seen anything like it. The unions just got them to drop the tax on Cadillac plans in the health-care bill. It was pure union politics. They just went along with it. It’s a bizarre form of political corruption. It’s bribery. I suppose they could say, that’s the system. He was supposed to change it or try to change it.

Even that is not the worst part. He could have said, “I know. I promised these things, but let me try to do them one at a time.” You want to deal with health care? Fine. Issue No. 1 with health care was the cost. You know I think it was 37 percent or 33 who were worried about coverage. Fine, I wrote an editorial to this effect. Focus on cost-containment first. But he’s trying to boil the ocean, trying to do too much. This is not leadership.

Read the whole thing. Ace thought the piece reeked of “first draft anger”, but that’s what makes it such a great read.

Even liberals can’t turn a blind eye to the egregious corruption in Obama’s administration.

Yet behold:

President Obama perceives the biggest mistake he’s made so far is that he’s just too dang awesome. He’s an overachiever!:

“If there’s one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values,” Obama told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview at the White House.

*Groan*

Whenever Obama starts talking about our “core values”, my stomach turns. What core values do we share? Name one. A woman’s right to choose an abortion even after the baby’s born? “queerizing” elementary schools?, politicizing the arts?  Black liberation theology? admiration for Chairman Mao? giving terrorists the same rights as American citizens?, disdain for the Constitution?, expanding the government, “spreading the wealth”, power through any means necessary, a la Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals?, etc, etc, etc…

The next few days/weeks/months should be interesting to watch. They won’t be as stomach-churning as the early days of  the age of Obama, because most people are on to him, now. But it will be interesting to see if he pivots towards the center, or if he doubles down on his far left course. I think it will be the latter because that’s the only thing he knows, but it will at least be somewhat entertaining to watch him go on about “our core values” and such, fooling nobody,  while he  tries to run the country into the ground.

More photoshop fun at America Is An Obamanation:

Great Moments in Fine Art: Napole-One Crossing the Voters

Red Alert!

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