Okay, most of my commentary will be on my twitter page, but I'll post some responses right here at this blog post. Just a few more minutes and we'll get started.
These past few days have been trying, no doubt. But a patriot long ago wrote that "these are the times that try men's souls." It was December 23, 1776 and the essay, or pamphlet was titled "The Crisis" written by Thomas Paine. If you've never read this brilliant piece, do so because when you feel like giving up because of anger, despair, frustration and/or pessimism, we have to decide what price we are willing to pay for liberty.
Most of you know that my son Sergeant Eddie Jeffers paid the price, as President Abraham Lincoln said at the Gettysburg Address, "the last full measure." Eddie at times felt like giving up; he even wrote about in his article "Freedom Feels Good":
But more than anyone, I sometimes see futility in my actions. I fight, I kill, I scar myself emotionally, psychologically, and in some ways physically...and as I lay in the dark at night, I wonder what it's for. I wonder if the Iraqi people will ever get it together or if the country will collapse on itself whether I am here or not. It makes me angry, and a big part of me is content to let it fall apart. Part of me doesn't care what happens to this God-forsaken city after I leave it...as long as “me and my boys” make it out in one piece.
But that is the viewpoint of a man who wishes his actions to be in vain. I do not. I have lost very close friends over here. I don't want their lives to have been given in vain. Simply put, we are fighters. We are all in the same place for various reasons, for me, it's personal. I am in a modern day crusade to exterminate evil. People whose atrocities I cannot even begin to name cannot be allowed to exist among us. As long as these people are here, everything that is just and good is at risk.
I get as mad as the next person over our side not fighting the good fight, the strong fight, fighting in a manner I was never allowed to while in the Army or my son would have never entertained in combat.
And then I remember that those, for the most part, serving in Congress are not our military...not even close. They have the luxury of compromise, bipartisanship, winning the media war, and whatever else excuse they come up with to justify their weaknesses.
But I cannot dwell on that; it is a distraction. I need to keep focused on ensuring that we continue to fight the statists in the White House and the Democrat Party. I need to keep focused on continuing to scourge the Republican Party of the RINOs in leadership and those so quickly willing to "cross the aisle" to work in a bipartisanship manner...with the statists.
Patriots, we need to continue to elect men like Marco Rubio who refused to vote for the languid legislation some are still trying to tell us was a good bill.
And be there no doubt that many in the ruling class of the GOP would love for us to stomp our feet and take our toys home. You see, many of the Rockefeller Republicans are perfectly comfortable being in the minority because then they can "vote on principle" knowing their vote will not change the outcome but give them top cover. That is the height of political cowardice and those are the politicians who should no longer be representing WE the People.
So, now that a few days have passed, let's take some glass cleaner to our looking glasses and be ever vigilant of Capitol Hill and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
We do not let up the pressure.
We do not take our eye off the objective.
We cannot be "summer soldiers" or "sunshine patriots" that "shrink from the service of [our] country."
We must and can stay the course.
Our very liberty is at stake...
That's what the Washington establishment thinks of the Tea Party movement. From Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling tea party members "extremists," and John McCain calling the Tea Party hobbits and mocking my dear friend Sharron Angle, it's surprising the amount of attention the Tea Party is getting for being "a few loud voices."
You see, the latest plan by Speaker of the House John Boehner is a great deal for conservatives. Just ask the stalwart conservative pundit from the Washington Post Jennifer Rubin. What's that? Never heard of her. Never mind that, she's outlined for us "ten things that happen if the Boehner bill gets through" the House. I won't go through them all, but let me highlight some of her "highlights."
She thinks Boehner's bill becomes "the inevitable solution to the crisis." Really, even though Harry Reid said the bill is DOA when it reaches the Senate? Nevertheless, whether it's $850 billion or $1+trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years, those cuts will of course be ignored by any new Congress. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
Ms. Rubin rightly points out the Treasury Secretary Geithner would be authorized to immediately increase spending by $900 billion. So spending is guaranteed to go up while spending cuts are just another Capitol Hill promise to be broken later.
She thinks that the passage of Boehner's bill (I know it's not going to pass the Senate but go along for the ride) will cause "the most shrill voices in the GOP [to] take one on the chin" revealing a gap that "is actually between a few loud voices in the blogosphere and Congress." Oh but she does throw the Tea Party a bone saying passage would show that the movement "can move opinion and govern." Tell that to Reid, Schumer, and McCain.
But hey, don't despair, it's good that the Washington elites are underestimating our strength; that will play to our advantage in 2012, more so than in 2010.
Ms. Rubin goes on to say that "Obama won't have any excuse for the rotten economy." Um...Jen...can you name me one he has now, Ms. Conservative Voice for the Washington Post? Barack Obama is never going to need an excuse for the rotten economy; he has the MSM, including your employer, who will work overtime for his reelection.
Oh, and here's my favorite part. Ms. Rubin believes that the left will be demoralized. Yes, and history shows what happens when the left is demoralized, they stay home in protest and don't vote. Oh wait, I'm getting confused; the right does that. No Jennifer, the left, unlike the right and like the lemmings they are, will still vote for Democrats.
Now, the cherry on the top of this journalistic smashup sundae is she wonders "why this is even controversial in Republican ranks."
This is where we at Aletheia Group L.L.C. can help you out with some truthfulness that corresponds to reality. The plan is controversial because it is not a conservative plan and the House has already passed a bill which the Senate refuses to vote on.
The ball is in their court.
At least it was until Boehner jumped over the net and volleyed the ball back over the net into the House's court.
Honestly, the supposed conservative punditry inside the Beltway is completely out of touch with the grassroots conservative movement. So much so, and this pains me to write this, it includes the great Thomas Sowell.
More on that tomorrow...
Drop whatever you're doing and read this now. Then print it out and read it again. Then email it to everyone you know!
The money line:
"Folks like Vander Linden aren’t necessarily the bad guys, but they’re also no threat to the bad guys and often end up standing between the bad guys and us."
Well done as usual Steve!
How's that for some aletheia truth. You probably already saw what I posted on my twitter page earlier, but here it is:
ALERT! ObamaScare at 9pm EST. Call the elderly in your life now & say: Obama is a liar. Say it again, Obama is a liar. There, all better!
Here’s the proof that Obama is lying about no guarantee social security checks will be sent out of the debt limit isn’t raised:
Democrats have no shame; even their cheerleaders in the mainstream media are disgusted with the tactics:
Send this email to all your elderly friends who are dependent upon their Social Security checks and tell them not to be scared. They should be made and should call the White House switchboard and tell them as much: (202) 456-1111
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The Gang of Six, whom I've renamed the Gang of Styx, are not fooling this Truth Guardian. I did a quick research on the newest addition of bipartisan betrayal. And lo and behold, look at what I discovered.
These are six senators:
Mark Warner (Virginia)
Dick Durbin (Illinois)
Kent Conrad (North Dakota)
Saxby Chambliss (Georgia)
Mike Crapo (Idaho)
Tom Coburn (Oklahoma)
What do five of six senators (minus Conrad) have in common? None of them are up for reelection in 2012. Senator Conrad has already said he will not seek reelection in 2012. Democrats Durbin and Warner and Republican Chambliss are up for reelection in 2014 and Coburn and Crapo not until 2016.
How many of you believe they would have done this if they were all running for reelection next year?
Ah, but The Truth Watch is going to be around for a long time and we will be sure that we remind voters in these states of these betrayers.
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Apparently the heat got a little too hot for Barack Obama:
Obama, and his sycophants, fashion him a great leader, the only grown up in the room.
Grown ups don't walk out on conversations when the heat gets turned up.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. put it well:
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Not sure where Obama was standing when he left the meeting, but we can surmise that he didn't measure up.