#MillionVetMarch: Fed Up Vets – Remove Barrycades – Head For #SpiteHouse – Video – Live Streaming Coverage

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There is a lot of chatter on twitter and elsewhere this morning that the MSM is ignoring the massive Million Man March, this morning in Washington DC, but Fox News was there covering the demonstration for Fox and Friends – calling it a “big story out of DC, this morning.”

Weasel Zippers has live-streaming video, here.

This soggy demonstration started off in the hundreds, but now as of late morning had reached the thousands, and the protesters are now headed with their barrycades to the White House.

Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee were in attendance…

The Truckers are there, too:

Vets carrying the barrycades to the White House:

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Twitchy: ‘It belongs to the people!’ Sarah Palin and Sens. Cruz, Lee address Million Vets March [pics]

Twitchy: #1MVetMarch: Barrycades down! Spite House barricades no match for Million Vets March [photos]

Tea Party Command Center: Photos from the Million Vet March

Washington Times: UPDATED: “Million” vets are in DC to demand their monuments be opened

The Blaze: ‘WE ARE MARCHING TO THE WHITE HOUSE’ TO RETURN THE BARRICADES: ‘MILLION VET MARCH’ DESCENDS ON WASHINGTON

Live updates to follow…

At the White House, demonstrators chanted, “we the people” and “our house!”

Vets with bullhorns taunt Obama: “The world doesn’t like you! Even Putin doesn’t like you!”

The Blaze: ‘WE ARE MARCHING TO THE WHITE HOUSE’: ‘MILLION VET MARCH’ DESCENDS ON WASHINGTON, BARRICADES TORN DOWN

Friday Free-For All: Convoy of Truckers, Vietnam Vets Head For DC – Shutdown Theater Flops – The Threat We Face

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Convoy of trucks headed south toward DC in Pennsylvania

Mediaite: Trucker Tells Megyn Kelly D.C. Trucker Protest is America’s ‘Egypt Moment’:

10/10/13 – On Thursday night, Megyn Kelly spoke to two people outraged over the government shutdown: a trucker organizing a protest, and a man who actually spent his time mowing the grass outside the Lincoln Memorial. Ernest Lee is one of the many truckers backing the Ride for the Constitution protest to “get the attention of our unrepresenting representatives” by “causing the world’s biggest traffic jam” in DC. Lee said, “This is an Egypt moment for the entire country to say ‘We have had enough.’”

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Via Truckers for the Constitution FB page.

The link, Ride for the Constitution.org seems to be down. 

The Daily Mail featured Chris Cox in a sympathetic piece: ‘Our veterans deserve a clean lawn’: Shutdown-busting gardener tells how he was ordered off Lincoln Memorial by ‘bully robocops’

A kind-hearted South Carolina volunteer who has mowed lawns, cleared a fallen tree and emptied ‘hundreds of trash cans’ up and down the National Mall since the federal government partially shut down told MailOnline that an aggressive, ‘bully’ of a U.S. Park Police officer who ‘looked like Robocop’ today ordered him to leave the Lincoln Memorial.

Chris Cox, the one-man landscaping crew, calls himself the Memorial Militia. He said he has been on a mission to spruce up the lawns, trees and trash bins near America’s grandest memorials before the weekend, because a ‘Million Vet March’ event is expected to bring scores of retired servicemen and women to the nation’s capital.

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Via the Truckers Ride for the Constitution FB page.

“TRAFFIC BEHIND THE TRUCKERS BACKED UP FOR MILES!!!”

Overpasses For Obama’s Impeachment: Constitution Convoy Rally Denver:

Men, women, and children gather on a Denver I25 Overpass 10/9/13 in support of the truckers on their way to DC. Obama has told truck drivers and Americans alike, “It’s MY WAY or the HIGHWAY!” Well the people on this bridge and the truckers heading to DC choose THE HIGHWAY! Support their strike, buy nothing Oct. 11-13. Follow them at RideForTheConstitution.org

TPN: Million Vet March on D.C. also in many States:

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The main Million Vet March will be in Washington this Sunday at 9 am, Oct. 13th. But I want readers here to know that if they can’t get to D.C., there will be various rallies of veterans and their supporters in many states. You can find these events at https://1mvetmarch.wordpress.com/rally-points/

Views From Liberty Hollow: Defiance to Tyranny:

It appears that military veterans have had enough of the present administration, and intend to visit the WW2 memorial on the national Mall at 9:00 AM this coming Sunday October 13th.

See links here and here.I have never been to the World War 2 memorial, but I have decided that this Sunday will be the day, and I intend to see that memorial along with anybody else that wants to see it. Especially any veteran and most especially any WW2 veteran, regardless of what any shit-eating toady or jackbooted thug thinks about it, and regardless of what tyrannical diktat is excreted by those illegitimately exercising authority.  If you are within driving distance of the District of Criminals, AKA Mordor-on-the-Potomac, I encourage you to come and educate a few clueless polishitians about what trying to govern without consent or legitimacy means.

Gateway Pundit: Jay Carney: Tea Party Wants Obama to Resign to End Shutdown (Video)

Yup….

President Obama’s meeting with certain House Republicans, Carney said, would not be a negotiation: “he’s not going to pay ransom to the Tea Party so that the government opens or the government doesn’t default.”

The Guardian Media Blog: Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ‘pathetic’ American media:

This is a fascinating interview that a lot of people missed because of all of the shutdown drama. Hersh is an “investigative journalist who has been the nemesis of US presidents since the 1960s and who was once described by the Republican party as ‘the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist’”.

He is angry about the timidity of journalists in America, their failure to challenge the White House and be an unpopular messenger of truth.

Don’t even get him started on the New York Times which, he says, spends “so much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would” – or the death of Osama bin Laden. “Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie, not one word of it is true,” he says of the dramatic US Navy Seals raid in 2011 [see footnote].

Hersh is writing a book about national security and has devoted a chapter to the bin Laden killing. He says a recent report put out by an “independent” Pakistani commission about life in the Abottabad compound in which Bin Laden was holed up would not stand up to scrutiny. “The Pakistanis put out a report, don’t get me going on it. Let’s put it this way, it was done with considerable American input. It’s a bullshit report,” he says hinting of revelations to come in his book.

The Obama administration lies systematically, he claims, yet none of the leviathans of American media, the TV networks or big print titles, challenge him.

“It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy [Obama],” he declares in an interview with the Guardian.

“It used to be when you were in a situation when something very dramatic happened, the president and the minions around the president had control of the narrative, you would pretty much know they would do the best they could to tell the story straight. Now that doesn’t happen any more. Now they take advantage of something like that and they work out how to re-elect the president.

The Footnote:

Hersh has pointed out that he was in no way suggesting that Osama bin Laden was not killed in Pakistan, as reported, upon the president’s authority: he was saying that it was in the aftermath that the lying began. Finally, the interview took place in the month of July, 2013.

Can’t wait for the book to come out….

David Horowitz, FrontPageMag: The Threat We Face:

People on the left may be delusional but they are not stupid. They know what they can say and get away with, and what they can’t. Barack Obama is a born and bred member of the left and not coincidentally is the most brazen and compulsive liar ever to occupy the American White House. What other politician could have successfully explained away the fact that two of his closest political confidantes over a twenty-year period were an anti-American racist, Jeremiah Wright and an anti-American terrorist William Ayers?

There is a marked difference between the radicals of the Sixties and the radical movement Obama is part of. In the Sixties, as radicals we said what we thought and blurted out what we wanted. We wanted a revolution, and we wanted it now. It was actually very decent of us to warn others as to what we intended. But because we blurted out our goal, we didn’t get very far. Americans were onto us. Those who remained on the left when the Sixties were over, learned from their experience. They learned to lie. The strategy of the lie is progressives’ new gospel. It is what the progressive bible — Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals — is all about. Alinsky is the acknowledged political mentor to Obama and Hillary, to the service and teacher unions, and to the progressive rank and file. Alinsky understood the mistake Sixties’ radicals had made. His message to this generation is easily summed up: Don’t telegraph your goals; infiltrate their institutions and subvert them; moral principles are disposable fictions; the end justifies the means; and never forget that your political goal is always power.

An SDS radical wrote in the Sixties: “The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.” The Alinsky version is this: The issue is never the issue; the issue is always power: How to wring power out of the democratic process, how turn the process into an instrument of progressive control. How to use it to fundamentally transform the United States of America — which is exactly what Barack Obama warned he would do on the eve of his election.

The chosen legislative instrument to begin this transformation was Obamacare. It was presented as an act of charity, a plan to cover the uninsured. That was the “issue” as they presented it. But the actual goal of Obamacare’s socialist sponsors was a “single payer system” – government healthcare — which would put the state in control of the lives of every American, man, woman and child. That is the reason that none of the promises made about Obamacare was true, beginning with his campaign lie that Obamacare government health care was not a program he would support. Obamacare will not cover 30 million uninsured Americans, as Obama and the Democrats said it would; Obamacare will not lower costs, as they promised it would; Obamacare will deprive many Americans of their doctors and healthcare plans, as they assured everyone it would not; Obamacare is a new tax, as they swore it wouldn’t be. All these promises Obama and the Democrats made were false because they were only a camouflage for their real goal actual goal, which was universal control.

Hugh Hewitt: The Article II President Doesn’t Dictate To The Article I House Who Goes Where:

RealClearPolitics has an article headlined “White House Bristles As Boehner Trims GOP Invite List.”

The president wanted a nice setting in which to chide or worse the GOP conference.  He has puled that trick before, and the Speaker isn’t falling for it again.  Good.

Let’s hope the Speaker doesn’t fall for the “short term” debt ceiling hike or CR either –the one my pals at the Washington Examiner, David Drucker and Byron York, are reporting would be 6 to 8 weeks long.  That would be a disaster for the GOP –a momentum ending, deflating knock-down of the resolve of the House GOP to stand behind the Speaker and force some compromise on the “I won’t negotitate president.”

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spent the Sunday shows imitating Susan Rice and furiously peddling nonsense talking points, only this year it was “October 17th is doomsday” and last year it was “a video caused Benghazi.”  The false immediacy of the October 17th deadline should be punctured and another lesson taught the public about the president’s men (and women) and their credibility.

The Daily Caller: Obama equivocates on Boehner debt-ceiling pact:

White House spokesman Jay Carney dismissed the GOP’s latest proposal to end the budget impasse, but he didn’t completely reject the olive branch.

The proposal suggested by House Speaker John Boehner would raise the government’s credit-card limit to allow continued deficit spending for an additional six weeks.

But the proposal would not include a 2014 budget, which is stalled because Obama and his Senate allies want extra taxes and spending, and also oppose any GOP budget that includes popular reforms of the Obamacare takeover of the nation’s health-care sector.

The Blaze: WHITE HOUSE AND GOP FAIL TO REACH AGREEMENT ON DEBT LIMIT PLAN (UPDATED)

UPDATE: A statement issued by the White House Thursday evening seems contradict the New York Times’ initial report that Obama rejected the GOP’s short-term debt limit plan. The White House says “no specific determination was made” during the meeting.

Either way, the two sides still have been unable to reach an agreement.

Read the entire statement below:

“The President had a good meeting with members of the House Republican Leadership this evening; the meeting lasted approximately an hour and a half.  The President, along with the Vice President, Treasury Secretary Lew, Denis McDonough and Rob Nabors listened to the Republicans present their proposal.  After a discussion about potential paths forward, no specific determination was made.  The President looks forward to making continued progress with members on both sides of the aisle.  The President’s goal remains to ensure we pay the bills we’ve incurred, reopen the government and get back to the business of growing the economy, creating jobs and strengthening the middle class.”

National Review: Krauthammer’s Take: Talks Could Be a Trap for GOP:

“Boehner has his offer, he goes in to see the president. You would expect that you would then have [a] six week extension and discuss all of these issues,” Krauthammer said onSpecial Report. “What seems to have happened is there are now demands from the president on the reopening of the government, which was not what they had said earlier in the week.”

SHTF: Obamus Caesar: “No Limits On the Power of the President if He Calls for a National Catastrophe”:

The important thing to understand is that President Barack Obama relishes the power. This is evidenced by his desperate need to monitor and command drone strikes from the White House himself. He likes the thrill of being the decision maker and holding the lives of others in his hands.

He has already passed scores of executive orders, including restrictions on firearms accessories and ammunition, as well as provisions that would allow the U.S. government to take over all domestic resources, including the labor force, should a national catastrophe be declared.

Make no mistake. They want total control.

And they will let no crisis go to waste. For them, the debt ceiling negotiations reaching  a stalemate may well be the outcome they are looking for, because it will justify the administration’s invocation of Executive Order and rule by decree.

The debt ceiling debate will likely have a resolution, just as it has twice in as many years under the Obama administration, but if it doesn’t you can fully expect the Executive Branch to take whatever action they deem necessary to “protect” the American people.

Fox News Channel’s Ed Henry pressed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney over the suspension of military death benefits in response to the government shutdown.

Carney hedged when Henry pressed about when the president was informed that benefits weren’t being paid to the families of fallen soldiers, saying simply, “When the president found out, he was disturbed.”

Carney added that Obama asked lawyers and the OMB to take action.

Carney later accused Henry of “trying to make a partisan issue out of it,” to which Henry responded, “Nice try, except you won’t tell us a simple fact of when the president learned.”

Now that we’re a little more than a week on from the government shutdown’s start, Americans are a beginning to feel the effects of not having a bureaucratic nightmare breathing down their necks as they make all of their major life decisions. Can the governent breathe down our necks while the website that powers the government’s own health care plan is still non-functional? Unfortunately, it can.

In order to visit a national park or memorial, you have to declare a First Amendment purpose.  If you have a complaint about a violation of your civil liberties, there’s no hotline to call. And if you picked this week to open your craft brewery, you’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer. But with 86% of the government still functioning, you can tell that these agencies were selected for closure to maximize your pain. But what about the things the government does that you’re not missing? What activities that have been designated “non-essential” really aren’t essential? Well, a lot. But here are ten things the government is currently not doing that you probably didn’t need them to do in the first place:

 Check out these anarchists wandering around this grassy field in front of the Washington Monument.

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Could this be the end of Monument Syndrome? Across the country, ordinary Americans are rising up in revolt against the old Washington tactic of closing public parks and memorials during selective government “shutdowns” to score political points. Tax-paying tourists are tossing off theorange traffic cones and “Barrycades.” Enough is enough.

The movement started with waves of World War II veterans who flew to D.C. last week as part of the Honor Flight Network. (The nonprofit group brings our surviving heroes to visit the memorials that honor their service and sacrifice.) The vets and volunteers breached the fences last week, exposing the tone-deaf tactics of President Obama’s Spite House. Honor Flight visits continue this week, and more vets vowed to defy the cynical closures.

They are not alone. At Gettysburg National Military Park, tourists broke through barriers and posed for pictures on the battlefields with notes reading, “Catch us if you can.” One visitor reported that motorists formed impromptu caravans as rangers chased them. “Strength in numbers,” they tweeted.

At Mount Rushmore and in the Badlands of South Dakota, families barreled over hazard cones. Their photos went viral on Facebook. In Wisconsin, GOP Gov. Scott Walker defied the National Park Service and opened state parks that Obama-crats wanted closed because they receive some federal dollars. At the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Missouri, a group of 20 protesters defied threats of arrest to enter the park.

Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer believes that during the partial government shutdown, the bureaucracy in Washington demonstrated its willingness to punish citizens when it does not get its way.

“I think there are two issues here,” Krauthammer said on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. “One, was it a political act? I tend to think that some of these interpretations, clearly, people seem to be always erring on the side of being rough and tough and irrational like the cordoning off of the World War II Memorial, which is open-air, and where it takes more park rangers to cordon it off than it would to accompany the aging veterans on to the site. I think there’s an element — and we saw it in the sequestration. This isn’t the first time.”

A huge bureaucracy will bully the public into funding it, Krauthammer said.

 The administration is using anything it doesn’t like as a way to punish the American people,” he continued. “But there’s a larger issue here. And that is, as the state becomes larger and larger, the bureaucracy becomes stronger and more arrogant and independent. It believes in it so, and after all, it regulates. That’s what it does. And it becomes punitive, in the sense it says, ‘Listen, you want to hold up the government. We’re going to show you who’s in charge. We’re going to shut down all the monuments, you know. And if we don’t get a blank check, we’re going to do xy and z.”

West Wing Reports :

President has signed bill restoring “death gratuities” and related survivor benefits for families of deceased military service members

Terry Jeffrey, Town Hall:  Obama Administration Prohibits Kennedy Family from Practicing Catholicism:

The Obama administration has prohibited the Kennedy family from practicing its Catholicism, and the Kennedys now intend to ask the Supreme Court to restore their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion. Their case could become one of the most consequential in our nation’s history. The issue: Will the most fundamental liberty of all — freedom of conscience — survive in post-Obama America?

John Kennedy serves as president of Autocam and Autocam Medical, Michigan-based companies that produce automobile components and medical devices. He and his family own the companies, which employ 661 people in the United States.

The Kennedys strive to live all parts of their lives — including their business lives — in keeping with their Catholic faith.

IBD: Obama To Catholic Troops During Shutdown: No Mass!

The Shutdown: Federal closure threatens to bar priests not on active duty from conducting services on military installations or from ministering on base, and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so.

The latest Obama shutdown shame is the news that, until it’s over, none of the families of those killed in Afghanistan can expect to receive the $100,000 death gratuity promised to reach them within 24 to 36 hours.

Grieving families also cannot expect the military to cover all the usual costs of family travel to meet their loved ones at Dover Air Force Base where they return home for burial in American-flag-draped coffins.

Catholic soldiers killed in battle might not even have a priest available to give the last rites of their church as even the religious freedoms they fought to protect are sacrificed by a petulant president who has the power to set priorities with the stroke of an executive order pen but refuses to do so.

As the Daily Caller reports, the Rev. Ray Leonard, a Catholic priest who serves a Georgia military base, was not allowed to celebrate Mass at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay this weekend. “Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice,” a sign posted on the chapel door said.

Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Republican, released the details of Leonard’s experience after meeting with the priest on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Obama does another solid for his MB buddies…

The Muslim Brotherhood, despite being closely linked to terrorist groups, was never denied any heavy weapons. Kerry rejected any thoughtof refusing Morsi, who prayed for the destruction of Israel, his F-16s.

But the Egyptian military is getting more aid cuts, because it won’t restore the Church-burning MuslimBrotherhood to power.

The crackdown on the Brotherhood showed no signs of abating on Wednesday, as prosecutors said Mr. Morsi, Egypt’s first-ever freely elected president, would face trial on Nov. 4 for inciting his followers to kill protesters against his rule late last year.

The announcement of the aid censure marks a new low point in the already frosty relationship between the U.S. and Egypt, once one of America’s closest security partners in the Middle East.

We’ve long suspected that the NSA, the world’s premiere spy agency, was pretty good at breaking into computers. But now, thanks to an article by security expert Bruce Schneier—who is working with the Guardian to go through the Snowden documents—we have a much more detailed view of how the NSA uses exploits in order to infect the computers of targeted users. The template for attacking people with malware used by the NSA is in widespread use by criminals and fraudsters, as well as foreign intelligence agencies, so it’s important to understand and defend against this threat to avoid being a victim to the plethora of attackers out there.

 

It is very likely every mother’s worst nightmare. To wake up in the middle of the night, having heard a noise just outside the safety of the walls of your home and knowing that you are likely all of the protection you and your children have. A call to the police may work, but how long might it take for them to respond? Five minutes, ten? Even less may be just too long.

That is the nightmare that Toledo, Ohio mom, Betty Collins has had to live through not once… but twice in the last four months.

Four months ago it was a home invader who met Ms. Collins as he tried to kick in the front door of her home. At about five in the morning, 31-year old Kyle Caldwell began kicking at the front door of Ms. Collins home in an attempt to break in. Betty, who was already awake and wary thanks to a call from her boyfriend about a suspicious man down the block, was waiting with her .357 Magnum at the ready. After a few unsuccessful kicks, Betty yelled for the attacker to leave because she had a gun and it was loaded. He didn’t heed her advice. Finally, Ms. Collins opened the door herself and the intruder found himself inches from the barrel of the loaded .357.

The Freedomworks Defund ObamaCare Activist and Blogger Summit (Video)

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Freedomworks’ Dean Clancy explains the path to health care reform.

This past weekend I had the privilege to attend a  FreedomWorks confab with other bloggers and activists at its D.C. office to discuss tactics and messaging in the fight to defund/delay/repeal ObamaCare.

Poll after poll after poll shows that Americans do not like and do not want ObamaCare. They don’t like the individual mandate and they don’t trust the government – especially the IRS enforcement arm of it.

But as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has stated: “On Jan. 1, the exchanges kick in and the subsidies kick in.  Once those kick in, it’s going to prove almost impossible to undo Obamacare. The administration’s plan is very simple: Get enough people addicted to the sugar that Obamacare remains a permanent feature of our society.

We need to use every constitutional resource at our disposal to prevent that from happening.

Defund ObamaCare proponents have no interest in shutting down the government. They are demanding an ObamaCare shutdown, We can fund the government without ObamaCare. The ball is in the Democrats’ court to see if they think preserving Obama’s legacy is worth shutting the government down.

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Freedomworks’ Josh Withrow

Here are some frequently asked questions about defunding ObamaCare, answered by Freedomworks’ Josh Withrow.

Q: Since much of ObamaCare’s funding is on autopilot, will defunding it actually stop it from taking effect?

A: As FreedomWorks has explained at length elsewhere, the Karl Rove / Mitch McConnell argument that “A shutdown won’t actually stop ObamaCare” is incorrect and misleading. While much of ObamaCare is indeed “permanent law,” the Congressional Research Service hasconfirmed that federal agencies like HHS and the IRS still require annually appropriated funds to be able to spend “permanent law” funds, and therefore defunding ObamaCare would in fact shut down ObamaCare. Defunding ObamaCare would also stop the ObamaCare taxes from being collected, for the same reason it would stop ObamaCare’s “permanent law” funding.

To be clear, defunders are insisting the CR include the language from the Cruz-Graves bills, which ould bring ObamaCare implementation and enforcement to a complete and permanent halt. Incidentally, ObamaCare’s main auto-pilot spending — the exchange premium subsidies and Medicaid expansion funding — aren’t scheduled to begin until January 1st. The CR fight will take place prior to that time, in September and October. So a budget standoff can result in defunding.

Q: Since there weren’t enough votes to repeal ObamaCare, what makes you think we can find the votes to defund or delay?

A: It’s true that Democrats have been unwilling to vote for repeal. But in July 22 House Democrats supported a one-year delay of the employer and individual mandates, despite frantic pressure from their party leaders to vote “no.” This shows we can attract Democratic votes with the right message. Recent polling suggests a majority of Americans, regardless of party, support a delay of ObamaCare, either because they oppose it, or because they support it but want to “fix” it. Delay is thus the policy and political sweet spot. But the only way to achieve delay is to maximize leverage via a united push, and the best “opening bid” is to insist on complete defunding.

Q: Why are you insisting upon “defund” even though it’s unpopular?

A: It’s true that “delay” polls better than “defund.” But it’s not true that “defund” is “unpopular.” The contention that it is, is based on misleading poll wording. For example, a poll by Karl Rove’s group tries to stack the deck by making it sound like “defund” means stopping “health care reform.” A more accurate poll question in the above-mentioned Basswood poll finds the idea of defunding Obamacare is broadly supported. Independents in the survey strongly supported defunding Obamacare by a margin of 57 percent to 34 percent. Only 20 percent of those polled supported going forward with Obamacare unchanged.

Q: Doesn’t pushing for defund make it harder to achieve a delay?

A: On the contrary, as we’ve already explained, pushing for defunding makes it more likely we will achieve a delay. But Republicans must unite for this strategy to work. If you start a negotiation with the bare minimum that you’re willing to accept (delay), you will inevitably fail to receive even that.

Q: Aren’t piecemeal attacks more likely to work than a frontal assault?

A: Piecemeal attacks — such as repealing the IPAB (“death panels”), the medical device tax, or even the Medicaid expansion – are a time-wasting distraction from the larger problem of stopping the government takeover of our health care. Even Democrats have already been willing to strip away several portions of the law (1099 reporting, the CLASS Act), but none of these small victories matter if the mandates and subsidies that are the heart of ObamaCare are allowed to kick in.

Q: Can an appropriations bill actually be used to block mandatory (autopilot) spending?

A: Sure it can – Congress does it all the time. When Congress alters the spending in an auto-pilot program such as food stamps or Medicare, it is scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as CHanges in Mandatory Program Spending (CHiMPS).

US Senate candidate from Maryland, Dan Bongino addressed the activists and bloggers during their lunch break on Saturday.

More videos soon to come.

Video: Tea Party Threatens To Rename ObamaCare to BoehnerCare – Protests in Front Of Boehner’s Office

The group Faith2Action held a rally with several hundred people in front of House Speaker Boehner’s office in Ohio, Tuesday, their message to  Boehner being – support the defund ObamaCare effort, or they’ll rename the Affordable Care Act BoehnerCare.

Miami County News reported:

Faith2Action, led by its president Janet Porter and supporters in the Tea Party, Pro-Family and Christian leadership movements, say Boehner, who is the Speaker of the House, needs to push to stop the Affordable Care Act.
“If the Speaker doesn’t use the power of the purse to stop Obamacare it will forever be known as ‘Boehnercare,’” Porter said in a press release issued Monday.

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“The Speaker needs to listen to his base instead of liberal Democrats and the media who will never support him,” added Lori Viars, vice president of Warren County Right to Life. “Congress controls the purse strings, and Republicans control Congress. Speaker Boehner has the power to stop Obamacare; we are calling on him to use it.”

Janet Porter was a guest on Greta Van Sustern’s Fox show, “On the Record”:

The left-wing group, ProgressOhio had reportedly tried to organize a counter-protest in front of Boehner’s office at the same time in support of the Affordable Care Act,  but ended up holding a lightly attended “press conference” instead.

ProgressOhio gathered today alongside activists and community organizers to ask the Heritage Foundation why they continue to stand against health care for children, the elimination of pre-exisiting conditions, and reproductive services for women.

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Overpasses For Obama’s Impeachment Launches On Facebook

Yesterday I was wondering why  Republicans continue to allow this Scandal Plagued President to get away with so much corrupt, unethical, destructive, vindictive, dishonest and in some cases criminal malfeasance. (See Doug Ross for Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts for the gory details.)

Looks like some United States Citizens are taking matters into their own hands:

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Via White House Dossier:

A new activist group is attempting to launch summertime demonstrations across the country demanding that Congress act to impeach the president. The protests will feature groups of anti-Obama activists hanging banners across overpasses above the busiest highways they can find.

The newly formed Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment – inspired by a June 8 Tea Party protest that snarled traffic in Carlsbad, California – plans to begin protests July 4, according to a report by Examiner.com. Organizers hope to organize wave of protests across the nation, dubbed “The Patriot Wave,” in the hope that it will catch the attention of Congress.

Here’s the Facebook page. There are 2,795 likes so far and there are local chapters in all 50 states.

Thousands of Tea Partiers Gather In Washington DC For #AuditTheIRS Rally

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Via @virginiamom980

Thousands of tea partiers have already gathered on the US Capitol West lawn for today’s Audit the IRS tea party. See Gateway Pundit or the Tea Party Patriots or The Dana Show for live streaming video.

Speakers Include:

Glenn Beck, Senator Mike Lee, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, Jenny Beth Martin, Rep. Steve King, Rep. Dave Camp, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Rep. John Fleming, Rep. Tom Graves, Rep. Tom Price, Rep. Mike Kelly, Rep. Matt Salmon, Tea Party Leaders, Dana Loesch, Steve Bannon, Sonnie Johnson, Jim Hoft, Niger Innis and Andrew Marcus

Hoft is now estimating the crowd to be close to 10,000.

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Mike Flynn of Big Government reports that Capitol police are blocking tea partiers from attending the immigration rally on the other side of the capitol.

Capitol Hill police are trying to block activists attending Wednesday’s “Audit the IRS” rally from also attending a nearly day-long press conference on immigration, hosted by Reps. Steve King and Louie Gohmert. The IRS rally is on the west side of the Capitol, while the immigration event is on the east side. Organizers for the IRS event were told by Hill police that “your people” can only assemble on the west side. Organizers were told to remove the activists from the immigration event.

Capitol Hill police left a voicemail for Kevin Mooneyhan, Deputy Executive Director of Tea Party Patriots, saying that “your people” only are permitted to assemble for the event on the west side of the Capitol. The activists’ presence at the immigration event on the east side, supposedly violates the terms of the Tea Party’s permit. Mooneyhan was instructed to move any activists who planned on attending the Tea Party rally away from the immigration event.

Hot Air: Video: Did the IRS target a DHS whistleblower?

The Inspector General of the Treasury will be a very busy man indeed this year. According to CNN, the IG will launch an investigation to determine how a DHS whistleblower ended up on the IRS’ audit list after testifying before Congress. P. Jeffrey Black tried to fix problems in the federal air marshal service, but had IRS agents at his door the day he appeared in a documentary criticizing the Obama administration’s air security efforts:

 

Gateway Pundit: Massive Turnout At Audit The IRS Rally:

An estimated 7-10,000 people showed up today at the Audit The IRS Rally in Washington, D.C. It was a massive turnout.

Video: The Human Cost of the IRS Scandal + the 10 Questions The Regime Must Answer

In this Ben Howe video made for Heritage, Americans targeted by the IRS, testify about the effects of an over-reaching government on their lives.

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Big Government: CONGRESS FAILS TO ANSWER CORE IRS SCANDAL QUESTIONS:

Three weeks ago, Breitbart News published an article listing 10 questions the Obama Administration must answer about the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative groups for scrutiny and harassment throughout the 2010 and 2012 election cycles.

Yet after weeks of House and Senate hearings, and much grandstanding by Obama Administration officials, not a single question posed has been answered.

Here, then, are just a few of the questions lawmakers must obtain answers to beyond the classic question, “What did the Administration know and when did it know it?”

Read on, here.

 

Conservative Groups Testify on IRS Scrutiny

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Groups that were targeted by the IRS for extra scrutany are testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee, this morning. This is the fifth Congressional hearing on the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. You can watch it streaming live at CSPAN.

Via Gateway Pundit:

Today’s Witness List

Mr. John Eastman
Chairman, National Organization for Marriage

Ms. Diane Belsom
Laurens County Tea Party

Ms. Becky Gerritson
Wetumpka Tea Party

Ms. Karen Kenny
San Fernando Valley Patriots

Mr. Kevin Kookogey
Founder and President, Linchpins of Liberty

Ms. Sue Martinek
Coalition for Life of Iowa

Michelle Dimarob, Senior Advisor-Public Affairs and Coalition, who helped organize the witnesses for the hearing, said Democrats were offered to invite a witness to the hearing but declined. The reason for this is because no liberal groups were discriminated against.

Listening so far – these are very compelling and sympathetic witnesses – ordinary, decent, patriotic Americans who were given the shaft by a hateful, vengeful, hyper-politicized Obama Regime.

Becky Gerritson fought tears as she described the shock she felt at how the government treated her organization – the Wetumpka Tea Party.

UPDATE:

SEE ALSO:

Gateway Pundit: Democratic Talking Points: IRS Targeting of Nearly 500 Conservative Groups Was Not Partisan

SO CLASSY OF THE PRESIDENT….

Twitchy: Hmm: Something curious about timing of Obama’s statement, lack of IRS hearing coverage?

As Twitchy reported, President Obama gave a statement on judicial nominees this morning. Oh-so-coincidentally, it occurred during a hearing on the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Weird!

Citizens question the timing.

Photos From IRS Protests Across The Nation

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On very short notice, and with very little organization, other than hearing about it on the radio, or online, tea partiers across the nation gathered at their IRS offices to protest the targeted  abusive treatment conservatives have received from what increasingly appears to have operated as branch of Obama’s thug regime.

One of the bigger protests was in Cincinnati, Ground Zero for the IRS scandal. According to attendees on Twitter, the crowd swelled to around 500.

Via @TanaWeingartner:

Here’s a video of the Cincinnati protest, via Ushanka. 

Via Instapundit, this sizable crowd protested the IRS office in Atlanta.

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And another one from Louisville:

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Via Charlie Spierling, DC Examiner: Washington DC:

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Gateway Pundit: Whoa!! ARMED DHS GUARDS Meet Tea Party Protesters Outside IRS Rally in St. Louis

I snapped this one myself at the IRS office in Kansas City:

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Here are some of the signs from the KC protest:

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See The Washington Examiner, Michelle Malkin and Twitchy for more pix.

MORE:

While tea partiers protested, the Regime plotted and schemed to get out of the mess they created for themselves.

Ace of Spades:  Spotted: Ezra Klein, Other JournoList Juiceboxers Seen Heading Over to the White House for a Private Briefing

And Lois Lerner Will Plead The Fifth Tomorrow, Rather Than Answer Questions About IRS Partisan Targeting

Which means she’ll be about as forthcoming as Jay Carney is at the average WH  press briefing. Who could she be protecting, I wonder?

Oh. I should mention that Lerner did bad things during the Clinton administration when she was at the FEC, too. I think we can assume the woman will not be praying or engaging in any prayerful activities ahead of  the hearing, tomorrow.

Oh boy, really?? Holy Moly! Senator Enzi at Hearing: IRS Is Asking Christian Churches for Membership Lists (Video)

And Carney faced another day of tough questioning in front of increasingly skeptical reporters.

Bloomberg Reporter to Jay Carney: No One Would Ever Call You Forthcoming (Wow!)

On the Benghazi scandal front, there’s this: Report: More Benghazi Whistleblowers To Emerge Shortly With Explosive Allegations

Rein In The IRS: Nationwide Tea Party Protests Noon, Tuesday

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Via Tea Party Patriots: 

On behalf of Tea Party, Patriot groups, 9/12, liberty activists, and the American people, we are calling for anyone and everyone to protest the IRS’ complete abuse of power on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at noon local time.

DOWNLOAD YOUR IRS PROTEST TOOLKIT:

1: Talking Points
2: Sample Letter to the Editor
3: Sample Letter to Senator
4: Sample Tweets
5: Infographic Showing the IRS Scandal Timeline
6: A sample Press Release – IRS Abuse of Power
7: Sample Sign Messages for Protest
8: Sample Blog Post
9: Sample Press Release – IRS Protests

CLICK TO FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU

Tea Party leader, Jenny Beth Martin spoke at a press conference about the IRS scandal. Senator Rand Paul, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Sen. Ted Cruz, and other Tea Party leaders speak out regarding IRS Intimidation.

Here’s Ted Cruz’s speech:

Catherine Engelbrecht Discusses IRS Targeting on Huckabee:

Originally aired 5.18.13
http://www.truethevote.org

SEE ALSO: 

Doug Ross: NO CONSPIRACY, NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG: Voter Integrity Group targeted by IRS, FBI, OSHA, and ATF 

Dingy Harry’s Verbal Diarrhea Continues to Appall – Now He’s Calling Tea Partiers The Real Anarchists

How is it possible that the Majority Leader of the Senate in the United States of America sounds like such a blithering idiot? How in God’s name did this man get elected? How do the people of Nevada not notice his  glaringly obvious stupidity?

About a week ago, Dingy likened the Tea Party to Anarchists, saying “government is not inherently bad; government is inherently good”

We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years. When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists. Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that.

They don’t say they’re against government, but that is what it all amounts to. They’re not doing physically destructive things to buildings and people, directly, but they are doing everything they can to throw a monkey-wrench into every form of government, whether it’s local, state or federal. That’s what it’s all about. And so, anything they can do to through a monkey-wrench in the wheels of government, they’re happy doing that. And I’m sorry to say that my friend from Oklahoma is helping them. Maybe not directly, but indirectly, and that’s wrong. Government is not inherently bad; government is inherently good. That’s why we have a Constitution and that’s what we direct the activities of this government based upon. (Senate Floor, April 23, 2013)

After Wednesday’s May Day riots, Harry Reid went on The Rusty Humphries radio show and doubled down on the stupid, telling the conservative host that tea party members are the real anarchists.

Rusty Humphries: Do you think the Tea Party are anarchists? That we don’t want any government at all?

Harry Reid: “My experience with the Tea Party is they are against government in any form. They throw monkey wrenches in government. It’s evident, we can’t get things done. They don’t want anything to happen in government.”

It wasn’t too long ago that Dingy was invoking the violent and anarchist-driven Occupy movement on the Senate floor to attack Republicans, whom he charged only cared about “the 1%”.

“In recent days, Republicans showed new interest in the gulf between rich and poor that has motivated thousands to occupy parks across the country and make their voices heard. Apparently they believe the staggering income inequality makes a good talking point,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “While Democrats fight for jobs for the middle class, Republicans fight for tax breaks for the 1 percent of Americans who don’t need our help.”

Shhhh….don’t anyone tell Dingy that Anarchist organizer Lisa Fithian is one of the top organizers of  his darling Occupy movement, and that  Tea Party and Occupy  couldn’t be any more different from each other It’s obviously too nuanced a concept for his tiny pea sized brain to grasp that the tea party’s support for good government and limited government is not the same thing as supporting NO government. Or maybe he does know the difference but he is just cynically (albeit awkwardly and stupidly) demonizing the tea party because he feels the need to push the Regime’s “right wing extremist” narrative.

Whatever. Just shut up Harry. Let the smarter commies do the talking.

Previously:

Dingy Harry’s Long, Sordid History of Verbal Diarrhea

Day of Resistance: 200 – 250 People Protest Government Overreach in Joplin, MO

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Due to a busy Saturday schedule, I wasn’t able to make it to the Day of Resistance rally in Joplin Mo, today, but I did have a chance to speak to the organizer, Jesse Mills, of the  Southwest Missouri Firearms Freedom Coalition. He told me he was pleased with the turn out, estimating a crowd of 200-250 people.

Here are some pictures from today’s rally:

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For more pictures from around the nation, see Doug Ross: Top 15 #DayOfResistance Photos You Will Never See in Democrat Media

Why We Resist (Videos)

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This Saturday, February 23, a Day of Resistance  has been planned for Americans to protest the government’s incessant assaults on our liberties. You can find the nearest rally on the official list, or sign up to get more information.

Matthew Boyle of Big Government recently  talked to the organizer, Dustin Stockton:

Conservatives and Tea Partiers plan to reignite the flame of 2010 next Saturday at rallies in cities and towns across America. The event is titled the “Day of Resistance,” and head organizer Dustin Stockton told Breitbart News that February 23 was picked as the date for several reasons.

“The first is one which I’ve been getting ruthlessly abused for and that is because the AR-15 caliber is .223,” Stockton said in a phone interview. “It’s also the day that we raised the flag in Iwo Jima and it’s also a Saturday, so people who work regular hours can also attend.”

Here are some  videos to get you in the mood….

Via NRA Videos:

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and all other elite politicians trying to marginalize the law-abiding, average American must never forget that they work for us.

Via Matt Bracken, someone who connected the dots – (readers of this blog should know what I’m talking about) -  created this unsettling video.

This video highlights the relationship between socialism, tyranny, the right to keep and bear arms and American freedom from 1776 until today.

Can any glib politician, pundit or ivory tower academic give us an ironclad guarantee that tyranny will never arise in the United States? Not even a popular tyranny, like those of Ataturk, Stalin, Hitler or Mao? Can anyone assure us that today’s “commonsense” gun registration lists will not be used for future gun confiscation? Of course not.

The future may be unknowable, but history is well understood, and American gun owners know and understand the history of democide in the 20th century. That is why they will never accede to what is currently portrayed in the predominantly left-wing mainstream media as “commonsense and reasonable” new gun control laws.

While American gun owners lament and regret the inescapable fact that deranged individuals in a free country may on rare occasions murder a dozen or a score of unarmed victims, they also understand that government democide murders by the million. And in every case, tyrants can conduct these democides only after disarming their unwanted minorities, rendering them helpless to resist murderous government pogroms.

American gun owners will never permit this historical pattern to be repeated in their country, because they understand that the government’s heavy hand will be kept in check only as long as they are armed. Ask yourself: Were the Armenians, the Jews or the kulaks treated better, or worse, after they were disarmed and rendered helpless by their oppressors, who thereafter held an absolute government monopoly on armed violence? The answer is too obvious to require elaboration.

Naive utopians and other “low-information voters” might not understand the historical pattern, and we don’t expect them to bother to learn it. Cynical and dishonest “progressives” who do understand the historical pattern cannot yet reveal their ultimate goal of creating a disarmed and helpless American citizenry. Nevertheless, millions of Americans understand their hidden aim with crystal clarity, seeing through the false sincerity of power-hungry leftist politicians who are actually Marxist wolves dressed in Democrat sheep’s clothing—for now.

But unless and until these secret Stalinists and sundry other “progressives” can figure out a way to disarm Americans, they cannot execute their historically standard final solution to the “reactionaries-standing-in-the-way-of-utopia” problem. And this is a thorny problem for them, because tens of millions of Americans, disbelieving their deceitful bromides, will stick to their guns no matter what.

Meanwhile via Reason: Is Your Local Police Department Using Pictures of Pregnant Women and Children for Target Practice?

What if I told you police in your town could desensitize themselves to the idea of shooting a (armed) child, pregnant woman, or young mother, for just a couple of bucks? The “No More Hesitation” series from Law Enforcement Targets Inc. offers exactly that. For less than 99 cents per target, police can shoot at real-life images “designed to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training.”

The “subjects” look like they’re in their own homes defending themselves from some kind of police assault….

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Bob Owens:

If they were created at the request of a government agency, then legislators responsible for oversight of the agencies in question and the applicable inspector general should hold public hearings to discover why they were created.

Via Moonbattery,  chilling reminder of how very little respect for life this president has.

This anti-gun-control ad was rejected by the Clear Channel. (I can’t imagine why):

Senator Ted Cruz Statement on the SOTU: “Obama only knows how to grow government, not the economy”

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement responding to the President’s State of the Union address:

The President had an opportunity to reach across the aisle and propose policies to produce economic growth. Unfortunately, he chose instead to embrace unabashed liberalism. 

 President Obama only knows how to grow government, not the economy. 

 Under President Obama, the economy is entering its fifth year of substandard annual growth – 0.8% on average — compared to an average of 3.3% for the last 70 years.

If the President’s big-government policies were enacted, they would make it harder for the 23 million people out of work to find a job, harder for young people coming out of school to find their first job, and harder for Hispanics and African Americans struggling to achieve the American dream.

 There is potential for real bipartisan cooperation in Congress to get the economy growing and help people get back to work, but expanding government spending, debt, taxes, and control of the economy will only make the problem worse. 

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Da Tech Guy has a good piece on Cruz, today: Ted Cruz’s “Evil Empire” moment:

During the party line vote in Committee that sent the Chuck Hagel nomination to the floor Ted Cruz did the unthinkable. He said aloud something everyone knew was absolutely true for the record:

Chuck Hagel is endorsed by Iran. Here is the clip from Cruz’s speech on the subject.

The reaction to Cruz’s words was incredible. It was called unfair, it was said we shouldn’t judge Hagel by those who endorse him, and Ted Cruz was attacked. His words were said to be inflammatory, uncalled for, extreme, improper and defamatory toward a person as honorable as Chuck Hagel.

Morning Joe particularly tore into Ted Cruz, he was portrayed as beyond the pale, as an extremist. He was mocked and derided and the entire Morning Joe table had a lot of things to say about what Ted Cruz had to say about Chuck Hagel.

In all of the words in all the critiques of Ted Cruz by the left in general and MSNBC & Morning Joe in particular there is one word that I noticed was missing from every statement hitting Senator Cruz for his statements on Senator Hagel:

False.

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Video: Rand Paul’s TeaParty Response to the SOTU

Senator Rand Paul gave the Tea Party response to Obama’s SOTU.

Key moment: “To those who are struggling, we would like you to have something infinitely more valuable than a free phone – we want you to have a job.”

Listen:

Full Transcript:

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