It seems that there are those among the Tea Party and among the far right wing who are incorrectly insisting that this is a Christian nation. Though I am both a Christian and a Republican I have enough familiarity with US History and the Constitution to recognize that this nation is founded on the principle of religious freedom, not Christianity. I will review some of this evidence here.
The First Amendment to the Constitution actually says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an… Continue
Added by Shana Kay on May 28, 2010 at 2:58pm —
I am all for charity, philanthropy so on and so forth, supporting science, education and research. I want that to be very clear.
I was watching an infomercial about grant money from the government and the books were hundreds of pages, some of them, which had never really struck me before. This time it did. I had to ask myself a very important question. Where was that money coming from? Then light bulb, higher and higher taxes, with the government taking… Continue
Added by Katherine Appello on May 27, 2010 at 3:15pm —
A new analysis of the second stimulus
bill being prepared by Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues in the U.S. House shows that it will make the same mistakes as the first $862 billion stimulus bill and provide about as much benefit to the American people.
Pelosi’s new stimulus package would increase a wide range of taxes by about $75 billion. History tells us that tax relief pumps oxygen into the economy,… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 27, 2010 at 1:53pm —
The media and the pundits too often don’t give enough credit to the American people. The media tell us who is right, who is wrong, and who to vote for. But the American people are tough to fool, and they know what they want. Increasingly, through elections such as the one that put Scott Brown in Ted Kennedy’s seat or the one that sent Charles Djou to Congress from President Obama’s home congressional… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 26, 2010 at 3:54pm —
During the course of the debate over ObamaCare, it became clear that one of Barack Obama’s and Nancy Pelosi’s favorite tricks was a legislative shell game. They would promise Republicans a seat at the table, pander to the media that they were soliciting Republican ideas, but at the end of the day they would write the bill behind closed doors and force votes on it without giving adequate time for members of Congress to read the text of the legislation before voting on it.
That same… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 25, 2010 at 3:18pm —
A new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis
shows that the tax scheme contained in the Democrats’ new health care law will likely cause small businesses to shed even more jobs.
ObamaCare is rife with the negative effects of the law of unintended consequences. Unfortunately, this was to be expected after Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 24, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Note: this was published in the Caledonian Record and True North Radio, Vermont:
It’s not their ice cream
By Deborah T. Bucknam
When I was in high school, I worked at an ice cream shop, scooping ice cream, making frappes, ice cream soda, and sundaes. We were taught how much ice cream to put on the 15-cent and 25-cent cones. Some… Continue
Added by Deborah Bucknam on May 23, 2010 at 9:18am —
This idea of the nanny state, the government that will take care of all your needs is akin to telling a child never grow up, never strive, never grow, just live your life dependent on us. I know how harmful that is in the long run, from personal experience as a divorced child whose mom, doing so out of love, always bailed me out. I took everything for granted and it was only though illness that I realized this.
First off, no one entity can take care of everyone's needs, as no one… Continue
Added by Katherine Appello on May 22, 2010 at 2:52pm —
Nancy Pelosi's world view became clear last week as she spoke at an Asian American and Pacific Islander summit about the recently enacted health care legislation. While speaking to the group, she said: "We see (the health care bill) as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 21, 2010 at 4:30pm —
I have been a republican since I first registered to vote at 18. When the Tea Party began I associated myself with it and was glad to see the GOP associate with them as well. However, I am noticing that the Tea Party has taken on a radical agenda that no longer sticks to their three basic principles. Ideas such as getting rid of the paper dollar and ending the Federal Reserve are nothing short of the talk of extremists. I have even heard members suggest that the 14th ammendment to the… Continue
Added by Shana Kay on May 20, 2010 at 8:44pm —
While speaking at a public event last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi encouraged the artistically inclined to feel free to leave distractions like work behind now that the federal government will provide them with free health care.
Speaker Pelosi memorably said
of the health care bill enacted into law, “We see it as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 20, 2010 at 12:23pm —
Nancy Pelosi’s plan for the future of America was brought into sharp focus last week as she praised her government-run health care bill’s so-called ‘benefits:’
“We see (the health care bill) as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 19, 2010 at 12:23pm —
A special guest post by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) on last week's RNC Annual Women's Summit:
Last week, I was delighted to speak with a wonderful group of Republican women at the RNC Annual Women’s Summit. I would like to thank RNC Co-Chairman Jan Larimer for being such a gracious host and congratulate her on organizing a successful event.
This is a very exciting time to be a Republican woman and I’m going to give… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 18, 2010 at 4:48pm —
Nancy Pelosi delivered a simple message this week to the American people: drop out, sit back and plug into free health care.
While speaking to a group of the musicians and the artistically inclined, Pelosi told the group
they don’t need to bother with pesky things like jobs now that ObamaCare will provide them with free health benefits. Pelosi described ObamaCare not… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 18, 2010 at 1:57pm —
Dear fellow republican women,
I am twenty years old and have just entered the ring of politics. I have been spending the last seven months juggling work, 18 credit hours in school, and working on a campaign. Ron Ferrin - my dad- is running for the 5th Congressional seat in Virginia. Sitting Congressman Tom Perriello - known as Pelosi-ello - has great debating skills and will receive coaching from experienced debators. There are seven candidates running for the Primary in June,… Continue
Added by Ronisha leann Ferrin on May 17, 2010 at 4:18pm —
At Thursday's summit I took a picture of a lady wearing a white dress with red elephants. However, I neglected to get her name. I would like to get her permission want to use the picture in an album on Facebook.
If she is a member of rncwomen.com (as we were all strongly encouraged to be!) or if anyone knows who she is, could I have a name? It's a great picture!
Added by Genie Jennings on May 16, 2010 at 4:04pm —
In March, while arguing for passage of ObamaCare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said
, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
The American people are learning what ObamaCare holds in store for them, and they are rejecting it in large numbers. According to the latest Rasmussen… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 14, 2010 at 10:30am —
The National Women's Summit is breaking out into workshop sessions for attendees to get more in depth training on how elect Republican candidates, or get elected themselves. Sessions will include training on voter turnout, new media, and other topics.
This series of Women's Summits is all about training and activating the next wave of Republican leaders. Republican women are stepping forward all across the country to run for offices at the local, state and federal levels. Republican… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 13, 2010 at 3:06pm —
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is on stage at the National Women's Summit to talk about efforts to get more female Republican candidates to run for office. Rep. McMorris Rodgers has been tasked by the House leadership to lead the charge to find more women candidates to run for seats in the U.S. Congress.
Her work, along with that of the RNC Women's Program, is showing dividends. There are currently 112 Republican women running for Congress in 2010. That is an all-time… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 13, 2010 at 3:02pm —
RNC Director of New Media Todd Herman just finished up a presentation at the National Women's Summit called the '12 Musts for Modern Campaigns.' Included in the presentation were advanced techniques for reaching voters through all kinds of media, and methods to put web engines like Google to work for your campaign or local party.
This presentation was just too good to condense into a simple blog post. We will add information soon on how you can request your copy of Todd's… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on May 13, 2010 at 2:56pm —