Patriot Ammunition

These incendiary quotables come from The Patriot Post ( Melt ’em down and load your muskets. Ready, aim, fire!

“It speaks to the sturdiness of the system our founders installed that it is, as intended, so resistant to passing major legal and cultural changes against the overwhelming will of the public. So resistant that, in frustration, the Democratic speaker of the House has been driven to consider breaking her oath of office and violate the Constitution in order to get her way.” –columnist Tony Blankley

“The debate over health care reform has been messy and often chaotic, but here we are a year later and Barack Obama and his radical agenda might yet win. If it does, he will have put in place the structure for taking over everything else.” –Washington Times editor emeritus Wesley Pruden

“Though the two issues may seem utterly unrelated, they do have this in common — both health care and higher education are realms of American life in which government has undermined the operation of market forces and caused artificially high prices. These are two arenas in which the Democrats now propose to do exactly the wrong thing. Their reform reinforces old errors and will infinitely compound the problem of rising prices.” –columnist Mona Charen

“In his book ‘Dreams From My Father’ Obama gives the distinct impression that his gifts are too great for the smallness of our political stage. He regrets not having been born during the civil rights era when the grandness of the cause would have measured up to the grandness of his ambition. He is in search of something big that will allow him to make his mark on the world as Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King did. Hence, the defeat of ObamaCare would not just be par for the course in the rough-and-tumble world of politics for him. It would be sign of his ordinariness, his mortality, and that, to him, is unendurable.” –Forbes columnist Shikha Dalmia

“A fanatic is a person who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” –former England Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“There can be no prescription old enough to supersede the Law of Nature and the grant of God Almighty, who has given to all men a natural right to be free, and they have it ordinarily in their power to make themselves so, if they please.” –American lawyer and patriot James Otis (1725-1783)

Advocacy journalism: “Bottom line, what happens if you don’t get health care for this president? This is really all-or-nothing for the sense of his power, for his legacy. He’s invested so much in this in this first year. You’ve got to get this for him!” –NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

“Why not be part of the process? Why not take what you consider to be an imperfect [health care] bill and at least attach some proposals that you support? … How are we going to fix Congress and empower Congress to be able to pass the sweeping kinds of changes that we need in the country?” –ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas interrogating Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Kamikaze Democrats: “Democrats will lose their seats over process, but they will take the chance because of the substance.” –ABC’s Cokie Roberts on health care

What happened to dissent being patriotic? “[I]t might take more than arm-twisting with some of the Democrats who voted against [health care] the first time around. It may take waterboarding or something of that nature…” –CBS’s Bob Schieffer

Nonsense: “I’ve never seen the Republican Party so narrow in its appeal. It’s basically come out and said, ‘Dis-invest in America, watch your pocketbook. Don’t do anything, don’t have any government.’ It’s forgotten eight years of sort of spendthrift behavior by President Bush. … What do you make of the fact the Republican Party now isn’t a party of grand conservatism, any more? It’s a party of this narrow, little, nasty, don’t do anything party.” –MSNBC’s Chris Matthews

Stop Talking or He’ll Never Shut Up: “Barack Obama: The Time for Talk Is Over on Health Reform” — ++ “Obama to Ohio Monday for Another Health Care Speech” –Chicago Sun-Times Web site

We Blame Global Warming: “Obama’s Health Bill Push Heats Up” –Associated Press

Where’s Eric Massa When You Need Him?: “Dodd Faces ‘Ticklish Position’ Going Alone on Financial Rules” –Bloomberg

Questions Nobody Is Asking: “Men: Will You Sit and Pee for the Planet’s Sake?” –Houston Chronicle Web site

Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control: “Earth Under Attack From Death Star” –Sun (London)

Bottom Stories of the Day: “Palestinians Threaten to Halt Peace Talks” –Associated Press

Just words, just politics … just the Constitution: “We have debated this issue now for more than a year. Every proposal has been put on the table. Every argument has been made. I know a lot of people view this as a partisan issue, but, look, the fact is both parties have a lot of areas where we agree — it’s just politics are getting in the way of actually getting it done.” –Barack Obama

Arrogance: “The American people want to know if it’s still possible for Washington to look out for their interests and their future. They are waiting for us to act. They are waiting for us to lead. And as long as I hold this office, I intend to provide that leadership. I don’t know about the politics. But I know what’s right.” –Barack Obama (We’re waiting for you to get out of the way so we can look out for our own interests, not have you do whatever you “know” is right whether we want it done to us or not.)

Big Brother: “You know what? It’s been such a long time since we made government on the side of ordinary working folks, where we did something for them that relieved some of their struggles.” –BO

Non Compos Mentis: “Well, a lot of those folks, your employer it’s estimated would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000 percent [sic], which means they could give you a raise.” –Barack Obama

Glass half empty: “I have no intention of not passing this bill. Let me say it in a positive way: I have faith in my members that we will be passing this legislation.” –House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

She may be a dreamer: “Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.” –Nancy Pelosi (So the rest of us can pay for these unemployed artists and photographers to have insurance?)

Democrats to defeat death! “Today, 70 Americans will die for lack of health insurance, 70.” –Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) (So why don’t most provisions in this bill kick in for four years?)

Never mind the cost: “Senator Brown comes from a state that has a health care plan that’s similar to the one we’re trying to enact here. We’re just trying to give the rest of America the same opportunities that the people of Massachusetts have.” –White House adviser David Axelrod

Shut up, she explained: “[I]nstead of spending your energy attacking the parts of the president’s [health care] proposal you don’t like, you can use it to strengthen the parts you do.” –Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

He blames global warming: “The odds have shifted toward much larger downpours. And we have seen that happen in the Northeast, we’ve seen it happen in the Northwest — in both of those regions are among those that scientists have predicted for a long time would begin to experience much larger downpours.” –Al Gore

Hollywood chimes in: “I think the people running climate change denial campaigns are sociopaths.” –actress Lucy Lawless, a.k.a. “Xena: Warrior Princess”

“House Democrats conjured a strategy Monday that would allow the House to avoid a vote on the health care bill. Instead they would deem the bill passed and send it to the president. We ordered Iraq not to look, this is for mature democracies only.” –comedian Argus Hamilton

“Last year, the House was passing bills without reading them. This year, they’re passing bills without voting on them.” –former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

“What kind of leader sends congressmen out on a kamikaze mission in an election year and right before a recess? The kind of leader whose followers are diminishing in number.” –Human Events editor Jed Babbin

“Democrats, though, continue to close their eyes and cover their ears while loudly singing the la la song.” –The Washington Times’ Kerry Picket

“President Obama would like the House to vote on his health care plan on either St. Patrick’s Day or the day after. That means Congress will be voting on health care either when they’re drunk, or when they’re hung over.” –comedian Jay Leno

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Illinois Voters: Let’s flip this state!

Someone I trust in political circles sent me this message as part of her own personal effort, not employed by any party or candidate, to help better inform voters in Illinois as to the alternatives to Mark Kirk (RINO) and Roland Burris (puppet).

We have an opportunity to make a difference with our vote in the upcoming primary elections on February 2nd.  But in order to do so, we must be clearly informed regarding the candidates in the various races.  I have included a number of links below with information on the various candidates.  In addition, I would like to highlight one particular candidate whose views and values are worth your vote.

Patrick Hughes is an exciting candidate in the race for U.S. Senate. He is articulate, well informed, and above all else well principled.  He is a true Reagan Republican who believes in limited government, fiscal responsibility, a strong military, energy independence, the 2nd amendment and traditional family values (He is pro-life and pro traditional marriage).  He will not support the Obama Health Care plan; he will not support increasing the size of our government; and he will not support Cap and Trade.  In short he is the type of individual we can send to Washington and trust that he will vote correctly on the issues that come before him.  He is both an attorney and a businessman who understands the need to lift regulations and taxes in order to promote job growth.  He also recently chaired Stop-It, a taxpayer advocacy group that helped stop Governor Quinn’s attempt to raise our state income taxes.  He’s already put his principles into action, and he’s willing to go to Washington to continue to do the same.  But in order for him to do this, he needs the help of the citizens of Illinois.  His opponent, Mark Kirk, has a very large campaign fund and strong name recognition in the state.  Unfortunately, Mark Kirk is also extremely liberal in his voting record as the Congressman in the Illinois 10th Congressional District.  If we want a conservative to replace Senator Roland Burris in the Senate, we need to do our part, and help all conservative voters in Illinois learn about Patrick Hughes.  Please pass this email on to all other like-minded voters so that they too can learn about Patrick Hughes.  If we pass this email throughout the state of Illinois, we can accomplish a great victory next week when we elect Patrick Hughes to be the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate.  I believe that if he becomes the GOP nominee, he will go on to victory in the general elections in November because the people in our state are looking for a candidate who will help restore fiscal restraint and integrity to our federal government.  Patrick Hughes will be what they are looking for.

Mark Kirk’s voting record:
Voted for the Cap and Trade bill (He was only one of 8 House Republicans to do so, which, if passed will amount to the largest tax increase ever in history and will place serious financial burdens on Illinois citizens as well as industry and agricultural concerns due to increased energy prices)
Voted against the Iraqi Troop Surge (This surge went on to successfully turn the tide in Iraq – only a handful of Republicans voted against the surge)
Voted against the Federal Defense of Marriage Act
Voted against Parental Notification for Minors who are requesting an abortion
Voted against the ban of Partial Birth Abortions (Mark has received a 100% approval rating by Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro Choice America)

There are other well principled candidates in the Senate race, but Patrick Hughes is the only candidate who has been able to field enough of a campaign to beat Mark Kirk.  The other candidates are all much farther behind in the polls. Thus it is essential that we all rally behind Patrick Hughes to provide him with the support to win the Republican Primary.

You can learn more about Patrick Hughes on his website at:

The other races are equally important.  We especially need a governor who can restore integrity and fiscal responsibility here in Illinois.  The following websites will provide comparisons of the various candidates on important issues. (see right hand side for voter guide)

Thank you for passing this email on to all who can help.  Working together, we – the citizens of Illinois – can take back our government and restore integrity to Illinois.

Just doing my part, Elise.  🙂  Pass it along, everyone.  Let’s flip this state and show Obama what CHANGE really means.

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