End of Day Report 08 28 09

Friday, August 28, 2009

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

See You In September

With all the critical issues confronting our nation today, I hope you will join me in our nation’s capital, September 18th, 19th and 20th for the Values Voter Summit. American Values is proud to co-sponsor this year’s Summit, along with our friends at the American Family Association, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family Action and the Heritage Foundation.

Confirmed speakers include House Republican Leader John Boehner, Congressmen Eric Cantor and Mike Pence, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, actor Stephen Baldwin, former Attorney General Ed Meese, former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Bill O’Reilly, host of the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News.

The summit will feature presentations on a wide variety of topics including the sanctity of human life, the battle for traditional marriage, healthcare reform, climate change, threats to religious liberty, immigration and much more. My non-profit organization, American Values, will host a breakfast on September 18th, where I will offer a few thoughts on the state of our union and take questions from the audience. On Saturday evening, attendees will gather for a gala dinner honoring the “First Lady of Conservatism,” Phyllis Schlafly.

For more information, click here or call 1-877-372-2808 to register by phone. Please don’t delay. Hotel rooms are going fast, so make your reservation today.

I look forward to you seeing you there!

Politicizing “Torture”

Eleno Oviedo can tell you a thing or two about torture. Oviedo spent 26 years as a political prisoner in Cuba’s hellish prisons. As Oviedo recalled in an interview with this columnist, he and other Cuban prisoners of conscience suffered beatings, extreme temperatures and isolation with very little food or medical care.

In my Human Events column today, I write about the Obama Administration’s decision to investigate the professionals and patriots at the CIA who are charged with protecting the nation from another 9/11. And I can’t help but ask the question, “If liberals truly detest torture, why do so many of them sing the praises of Castro’s Cuba, which today incarcerates and tortures hundreds of its citizens for the ‘crime’ of promoting basic human rights?” You can read my column at http://www.humanevents.com. Thank you.

In addition to my weekly Human Events column, I also have an op-ed published today at Townhall.com discussing the Just War theory and enhanced interrogations from a biblical perspective.

Media Notice

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End Of Day Report 08 27 09

Thursday, August 27, 2009

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Congressional Research Service: Obama Bearing False Witness

In this time of bitter partisanship, there are still a few issues that Republicans, Democrats and Independents can agree on. One of those issues is providing taxpayer-subsidized benefits to illegal aliens. The American people are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea. To give you some sense of the issue’s potency, consider the results of a June poll by Scott Rasmussen, conducted as the healthcare reform debate was getting started. At that time, 65% of likely voters supported the idea of providing access to quality healthcare for all Americans. But 80% of likely voters were opposed to the idea of covering illegal aliens as part of any reform bill.

Faced with polling data like that, it was immediately clear that covering illegals could be the “Achilles Heel” of healthcare reform. It also explains why the proponents of “reform” have so stridently condemned any suggestion that ObamaCare might cover illegal aliens. In fact, when President Obama held his conference call last week with leftwing religious leaders to urge their support for this government takeover of healthcare, he singled out as the “first myth” the concerns of many that illegal aliens would be covered. The president went on to accuse his critics of “bearing false witness.”

As I noted yesterday, even the liberal media are calling the president out for saying that abortion will not be covered. Now, there is more evidence that the president and other proponents of this “reform” bill are misleading the American people on the issue of illegal aliens.

According to Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, a new report by the Congressional Research Service flatly contradicts claims by Obama and other liberal Democrats that illegal aliens will not be covered. For those who may not be familiar with the Congressional Research Service, it has nearly 700 employees, including “more than 450 policy analysts, attorneys, information professionals and experts in a variety of disciplines.” It has been described as Congress’ think tank. The CRS report states:

“Under H.R. 3200, a ‘Health Insurance Exchange’ would begin operation in 2013 and would offer private plans alongside a public option…H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitizens—whether legally or illegally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently—participating in the Exchange.”
Now, I can already anticipate your next question: “But doesn’t the legislation specifically state that illegal aliens are not eligible?” To that question, Rep. Smith answered:

“Democrats point to language in the House bill that says illegal immigrants cannot get benefits. While that may be technically accurate, it is far from the truth. The fact is that the statement is meaningless because the bill contains no verification mechanism to ensure that illegal immigrants do not receive benefits. Democrats defeated amendments in two congressional committees to close this loophole, including amendments that would use the very same verification mechanism that already exist in statute for other federal programs.”

Americans Say “No!” to More Government

Yesterday I talked about the Left trying to exploit the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy as a way to gain momentum for their radical agenda. Much to the Left’s dismay, the American people are not buying into the rhetoric. A Rasmussen poll today reveals that Americans do not want more government involvement in their lives.

Seventy percent of likely voters favor a government that offers fewer services and lower taxes. According to Rasmussen, that’s up five points in the last month. It is also the highest level measured in nearly three years! Meanwhile, just 19% support Big Government providing more services with higher taxes. These numbers are especially encouraging because it tells me we are winning the healthcare debate, as well as the larger debate on the size and scope of government.

However, we should not crack open the champagne bottles just yet. Don’t think that the Left has accepted defeat while Congress and Obama are on their August vacations. Obama’s allies are always working to advance their agenda, and I guarantee they are devising new schemes now to reclaim the momentum when the debate returns to Capitol Hill in September.

We will continue to fight and I hope you will too. Working together, we can Stop Obama’s Socialism! (Click here to get the bumper sticker.)

Media Notice

Tomorrow, I will be discussing the current state of Middle East affairs on the Point of View radio show with co-host Carmen Pate. Tune in at 2:15 ET. Click here for station listings in your area.

End Of Day Report 08 26 09

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Exploiting Kennedy’s Death

The first news most Americans heard this morning was the announcement that Senator Ted Kennedy had passed away after his 15-month battle with brain cancer. The second thing most Americas heard was a shameless attempt by Big Media “talking heads” and liberal politicians to exploit his death by suggesting that America should honor the senator by stopping the debate and passing “healthcare reform.”

From CBS to ABC, from CNN to MSNBC the message was the same: Conservatives and dissenting “Blue Dog” Democrats need to get out of the way and allow Big Government liberals, inspired by Kennedy’s heroic 15-month struggle, to give us government-run healthcare. Speaker Nancy Pelosi led the charge, saying, “Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration.” Senator Robert Byrd reportedly wants to name the legislation after Kennedy. This chorus will grow even louder in the days ahead.

I extend my condolences and prayers to the Kennedy family. But, in all due respect, ObamaCare, nationalized healthcare, socialized medicine, or KennedyCare – whatever they want to call it – is a bad idea, and its defects have not been cured by the senator’s passing. No one who was against another Big Government power grab when Ted Kennedy was alive should now toss their principles out of the window and cave in just because he has passed away. In fact, the Left and their media shills should be ashamed of themselves for exploiting his death in such a crass and cynically partisan way.

Time: Obama Bearing False Witness

Last week, President Obama held a conference call with leftwing religious leaders to pitch his healthcare reform plan. During the call, Obama condemned conservatives for “bearing false witness” by suggesting, among other things, that his plan includes taxpayer funding of abortions. It’s not just conservatives and pro-life activists who disagree with the president’s assessment. Now the liberal media are chiding Obama for not telling the whole truth.

Monday, Time Magazine, which has featured Barack Obama on its cover more than a dozen times in the past year, became the latest media outlet to conclude that abortions would be subsidized by the taxpayers. Three weeks ago, the Associated Press reached the same conclusion, noting, “Health care legislation before Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions.”

There are plenty of reasons to oppose this “reform” of healthcare. (See next item.) And I would be against this bill even if it did explicitly ban taxpayer-funding of abortion. But when polls show that 70% of the American people oppose their hard-earned tax dollars being used to destroy innocent life in the womb, the Democrats’ pro-abortion extremism is impossible to deny. And the Democrats’ continued deception – including Obama’s lies to religious leaders – is all the more disgusting since even the liberal media are unwilling to cover for them.

Barack Bankrupting America

As Barack Obama was heading off for a vacation at an exclusive $35,000-a-week rental home on the elite Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, the White House quietly released an updated economic forecast. According to the bean counters in the White House basement, the Obama Administration is on track to add $9 trillion to the national debt. Their previous estimates were off by a mere $2 trillion.

With that shocking and nearly incomprehensible figure in mind, most rational individuals might conclude that it was time to stop spending. But not Barack Obama. Faced with record deficits and a faltering economy, Obama signed a trillion-dollar stimulus bill, a $410 billion “omnibus” spending bill and a $3.5 trillion budget, which the Associated Press wrote, “would produce … more than four times the deficits of Republican George W. Bush’s presidency.”

But wait … there’s more! Next up is ObamaCare – another trillion-dollar entitlement, assuming that the White House’s estimates are right this time. (Care to place any bets on that?) A recent analysis of the Congressional Budget Office’s report on ObamaCare is enough to send any fiscally concerned citizen into cardiac arrest. Just consider the following:

“As the CBO reports, in 2014 the bill would raise the deficit by $5 billion. In 2015, it would increase it by $40 billion. In 2016 and 2017, it would increase [the deficit] by $58 billion. In 2018, it would increase it by $62 billion. In 2019, [ObamaCare] would increase [the deficit] by $65 billion. …Under these kinds of assumptions, the bill would produce deficit spending in the amount of $608 billion during the 10-year period from 2015 to 2024. And that’s before even factoring in the costs of the ‘public option,’ President Obama’s massive new Medicare-like program, which the bill would launch. The CBO didn’t even include that in its tally.”
Reacting to the White House’s admission that the deficits are likely to be far worse than it originally stated, a spokesman for House Republican Leader John Boehner said, “Lawmakers need to understand these jaw-dropping deficits before voting on a new $1.5-trillion healthcare entitlement.”

There are rumors that the White House withheld this economic report for weeks, hoping Congress would pass healthcare reform before the August recess, before the public found out just how quickly Barack Obama was bankrupting America. A day of reckoning is coming. The bills for the high cost of liberalism are going to come due sooner rather than later. If you think the economy is bad now, wait until Obama, Pelosi and Reid raise your taxes to pay for it all.

End Of Day Report 08 25 09

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

BREAKING NEWS: Democrat Fundraiser Arrested

Media outlets are reporting that Hassan Nemazee, chairman of Nemazee Capital Corporation, was arrested at the Newark International Airport attempting to board a flight to Rome. He is charged with attempting to defraud Citigroup of nearly $75 million. But most press reports are glossing over Nemazee’s political connections. Like criminals R. Allen Stanford and Bernie Madoff, Nemazee is a major Democrat Party fundraiser.

In 2006, Nemazee served as the national finance director for the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee. Last year, he raised at least $100,000 for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and after the primary, he raised half a million dollars for Barack Obama. In recent years, Nemazee has personally given more than $850,000 to various congressional Democrats, including Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid.

Obama Administration Declares War…On CIA

Behind the scenes at the White House a power struggle has been waged between CIA Director Leon Panetta and Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the prosecution of Bush-era CIA officials. Holder won, and has announced the appointment of special prosecutor John Durham to carry out the investigation.

Imagine working at the CIA and hearing yesterday that an investigation headed by the Attorney General of the United States would be targeting you and your co-workers. How many of these honorable men and women went home to their families last night and called a defense attorney for fear that they might be sent to prison? Even more disturbing is that Obama and Holder personally told CIA employees and members of Congress four months ago that no such prosecution would take place. Once again the president lied to the American people and to the men and women who serve in our security agencies. Here’s what Obama said then:

“You know, there have been some conversations that I’ve had with senior folks here at Langley, in which, I think, people have expressed understandable anxiety and concern. So I want to make a point that I just made in the smaller group. I understand that it’s hard when you are asked to protect the American people against people who have no scruples, and would willingly and gladly kill innocents. Al-Qaeda’s not constrained by a Constitution. Many of our adversaries are not constrained by a belief in freedom of speech or representation in court or rule of law. So don’t be discouraged by what’s happened in the last few weeks. Don’t be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we’ve made some mistakes. That’s how we learn.”
In April, Eric Holder said, “It would be unfair to prosecute dedicated men and women working to protect America for conduct that was sanctioned in advance by the Justice Department.” Long Island Congressman Peter King, the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, responded to Holder’s sudden about-face, saying, “It’s disgraceful. You wonder which side they’re on. It’s a total breach of faith, and either the president is intentionally caving to the left wing of his party or he’s lost control of his administration.”

Former Vice President Cheney, one of the biggest advocates of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, said this in a statement on Holder’s decision: “The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for defeating all efforts by al Qaeda to launch further mass casualty attacks against the United States. The people involved deserve our gratitude. They do not deserve to be targets of political investigations or prosecutions.”

To justify the decision to prosecute CIA officials, Holder authorized the release of a classified 2004 report detailing the treatment of detainees. What you won’t find the “mainstream” media about this report is the effectiveness of the interrogations and the critical intelligence information gathered. For instance, in the documents titled “Khalid Sheikh Mohammad: Pre-eminent Source on Al-Qaeda” and “Detainee Reporting Pivotal for the War Against Al-Qaeda,” multiple plots against the United States were uncovered. These include:

* Identities of 70 people capable attacking Western installations.
* Identities of participants planning possible Al-Qaeda anthrax attacks.
* Identities of the creators of the bomb used in the 2002 attack on a U.S. consulate in Pakistan.
* A plot to attack Camp Lemonier, a U.S. military base located in the nation of Djibouti in East Africa.

The report went on to say that “Detainee reporting has helped thwart a number of Al-Qaeda plots to attack targets in the West and elsewhere.” These plots included flying planes into buildings on the West Coast, setting off a series of bombs in U.S. cities and a plan to employ a network of Pakistanis with the capability of attacking railroad tracks, gas stations and the Brooklyn Bridge. The evidence shows that these interrogations were essential to ensuring the safety of the American people. But the Obama Administration disregards their effectiveness. It releases terror suspects while hoping to jail the people who protect us.

I believe Obama will regret this decision politically. The American people will not like seeing employees of an important agency like the CIA attacked and ridiculed for actions that protected our well-being. But, the ramifications of this decision are more important than politics. Some of our strongest allies in the “war on terror” are mentioned in these reports. Why would friendly governments want to help us again if we go against our word and release the details of confidential documents highlighting their role in intelligence gathering?

Prosecuting members of the CIA also will affect the recruitment and retention of dedicated patriots and professionals. People may be reluctant to work for the CIA if they feel they could be subject to partisan criminal prosecutions. Current members of the CIA will be much more cautious when dealing with detainees who know critical intelligence information. The Obama Administration’s decision puts innocent American lives at risk and makes another 9/11 more likely.

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End Of Day Report 08 24 09

Monday, August 24, 2009

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

New Obama Interrogation Unit

Al-Qaeda operatives around the world are receiving their Ramadan gift directly from the White House this month. According to the Washington Post, the CIA will no longer be in charge of interrogating suspected terrorists. That responsibility will be given to a new group called the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, or HIG, made up of experts from several intelligence and law enforcement agencies. The group will be located at FBI headquarters, but will be monitored at the White House by the National Security Council.

So just how “tough” will this new White House group be on detainees? Techniques such as playing loud music and sleep deprivation will not be allowed. (Sounds as if “frat” parties are now considered torture!) Exactly what will we be able to do to these thugs to obtain necessary information from them? Give him a few more months in office and maybe Barack Obama will outlaw yelling too. I can imagine jihadists in a cave in Pakistan laughing at the naivety of the Obama Administration and the weak tactics they are going to employ under this interrogation unit. But there’s more.

Interrogators will make decisions about which detainees will be read their “rights” on a case-by-case basis. An unnamed official in the Administration has said the new unit’s goal is to “glean intelligence, especially about potential terrorist attacks.” If this really was its goal, it would take the necessary steps to obtain the vital information needed to protect innocent Americans here and abroad.

The same official went on to say, “It is not going to, certainly, be automatic in any regard that they are going to be Mirandized, nor will it be automatic that they are not Mirandized.” This official obviously understood the backlash the Administration would receive if it admitted that our precious constitutional rights now extend to our most dangerous enemies. But the attempted obfuscation makes it clear that the Obama Administration has reduced the war against Islamic terrorism to a law enforcement issue.

Meanwhile, the rift between the CIA and the White House is becoming more evident. ABC News reports that CIA Director Leon Panetta was recently involved in a “profanity-laced screaming match” at the White House and may be on his way out. Sources report that the confrontation concerned Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to launch investigations of CIA officials who served under the Bush Administration. Clearly, this Administration cares more about prosecuting some Americans than it does about obtaining information from high-profile terrorists in order to protect Americans.

Obama’s Vietnam?

Will the war in Afghanistan become Barack Obama’s Vietnam? It’s a question the media keep asking. Just days after his inauguration, the left-leaning Salon.com posed the question. Last month it was Newsweek. This weekend it was the New York Times. After yesterday’s interview with Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint of Chiefs of Staff, it’s a question that should be of grave concern to all Americans.

When asked about the status of the Afghan war, Admiral Mullen told CNN, “I think it is serious, and it is deteriorating. The Taliban insurgency has gotten better, more sophisticated, in their tactics.” According to the New York Times, “Military commanders with the NATO mission in Afghanistan told President Barack Obama’s chief envoy to the region this weekend that they did not have enough troops to do their job.”

What will President Obama do? Will he back a surge strategy that he opposed in Iraq? Will he stand against the anti-war radicals in his own party?

In addition, Admiral Mullen, a veteran of Vietnam, also expressed concern about falling public support for the war in Afghanistan. Last week, a Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 51% of Americans felt the war was not worth fighting. It’s not hard to understand why. This Administration refuses to say we are fighting a “war on terrorism.” Instead, the Obama Administration is waging “overseas contingency operations.” The Secretary of Homeland Security finds it difficult even to use the word “terrorism,” preferring “man-caused disasters.”

I was critical of the previous administration’s reticence to identify the enemy and its occasional attempts to prosecute the Iraq war in politically correct ways. But how do you make the case to the nation that the Taliban must be defeated when you want to negotiate with the Holocaust-denying dictator in Iran about nuclear weapons? How do you rally the world to defeat Islamic radicalism when you are forcing Israel to negotiate with the likes of Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad?

How do you explain to a worried mother that the potential sacrifice of her son or daughter is necessary for “overseas contingency operations against man-caused disasters”? How do you defeat the evil of Islamofascism when your administration and political allies seem obsessively preoccupied with the “immoral un-American evil mongers” who oppose your domestic agenda? America will survive the defeat of controversial healthcare reform legislation. But failing to destroy the Taliban in Afghanistan will likely lead to more 9/11s in America.

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End Of Day Report 08 21 09

Friday, August 21, 2009

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

See You In September

With all the critical issues confronting our nation today, I hope you will join me in our nation’s capital, September 18th, 19th and 20th for the Values Voter Summit. American Values is proud to co-sponsor this year’s Summit, along with our friends at the American Family Association, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family Action and the Heritage Foundation.

Confirmed speakers include House Republican Leader John Boehner, Congressmen Eric Cantor and Mike Pence, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Bill O’Reilly, host of the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News.

The summit will feature presentations on a wide variety of topics including the sanctity of human life, the battle for traditional marriage, healthcare reform, climate change, threats to religious liberty, immigration and much more. My non-profit organization, American Values, will host a breakfast on September 18th, where I will offer a few thoughts on the state of our union and take questions from the audience. On Saturday evening, attendees will gather for a gala dinner honoring the “First Lady of Conservatism,” Phyllis Schlafly.

For more information, click here or call 1-877-372-2808 to register by phone. Please don’t delay. Hotel rooms are going fast, so make your reservation today.

I look forward to you seeing you there!

Embracing the “Vocal Majority”

Forty years ago, the Republican Party championed a populist movement that appealed to “the Silent Majority,” Americans who refused to take part in the anti-war rallies and counterculture of the 1960s. Today there is another populist revolt afoot. This time it’s being fueled by the mass of Americans who are outraged over Wall Street scandals, chronic high unemployment, incontinent government spending and, most of all, the Democrats’ handling of healthcare reform. But this time, rather than remaining silent, the American majority is speaking up loudly and clearly.

In my Human Events column today, I argue that the GOP can capture the new “Vocal Majority” if they speak up forcefully for Americans alienated by a tone-deaf ruling party. You can read my column at http://www.humanevents.com. Thank you.

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End Of Day Report 08 20 09

Thursday, August 20, 2009

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Are You An Immoral Un-American Evil Monger?

You know things are getting desperate for the Left when Democrats suddenly “get religion.” That’s what happened yesterday as President Obama turned to the leaders of the Religious Left to help him sell healthcare reform to an increasingly skeptical public.

In a conference call organized by the usual suspects on the Religious Left – Sojourners, the National Council of Churches, the Unitarian Univeralists, etc., – Obama said passing healthcare reform was a moral obligation and he exhorted religious leaders to speak out from their pulpits in support of his agenda. The president accused opponents of healthcare reform of “bearing false witness,” citing issues like taxpayer-subsidized abortion coverage as one example. (Click here to read a story about one of the president’s own fabrications in this debate.) I won’t accuse the president of “bearing false witness,” but I can only assume that he is unfamiliar with the legislation.

Our report last Thursday covered the controversial issue of taxpayer-subsidized abortion in considerable detail. We have noted that pro-abortion groups like NARAL are demanding abortion be covered. We have noted that every Republican amendment to explicitly prevent abortion from being covered has been defeated. We noted this quote from Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), “Abortion will be covered as a benefit by one or more of the healthcare plans available to Americans, and I think it should be.”

It insults the intelligence of the American people to suggest that any plan that passes this liberal Congress won’t subsidize abortion. But if the president is as serious as his rhetoric suggests, I encourage him to issue a veto threat for any bill that covers abortion. As of now, the Associated Press acknowledges, “Health care legislation before Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions.”

Almost as bad as Obama’s hyperbole is the Left’s hypocrisy. The Bible states, “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live…” Whenever conservatives insist that our laws should protect the life of unborn children, the Left screams, “You have no right to impose your moral values on society!” But when Obama tells religious leaders that it is a moral duty to back government-run healthcare, the Left is silent and the media yawn.

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid recently made headlines for suggesting that taxpayers opposed to socialized healthcare were “un-American” and “evil mongers.” Not to be outdone, President Obama has just suggested that they are immoral. When Obama claims that passing his healthcare reform bill is the moral thing to do, he is also claiming that it is immoral to oppose it. So to be clear, if you oppose ObamaCare, Democrat leaders have labeled you are an immoral “un-American evil monger.”

But Wait, There’s More…

Ed Schultz, MSNBC latest leftwing pundit, is also pontificating on the morality of socialized healthcare. Schultz told us that Jesus healed the sick and didn’t ask where their health insurance cards were. (And I suppose, in Schultz’s mind, Obama can walk on water too.) Do these liberals who want to redefine marriage really want to ask the question, “What would Jesus do?” Is a politician who attended the church of a racist pastor for 20 years in any position to lecture Christians about the proper role of government? Let me take a moment to suggest what Jesus would not do.

He would not claim that the right to destroy one million children a year is moral. He would not stand by while the plug was pulled on a disabled woman in Florida against her family’s wishes. He would not stand by as a government panel denies folks hip replacements and other treatments. Jesus did not advocate using Big Government to redistribute wealth.

If the Left wants to use the standard of “What would Jesus do?” I’m happy to have that debate. But I suspect they will be back to screaming about “walls of separation” in short order.

The Nuts Don’t Represent You

In addition to the disinformation that is coming from Washington, one of the most frustrating aspects of the healthcare debate has been the disinformation from the media. For example, the idea that the most extreme rhetoric and obnoxious behavior at the town hall protests is somehow indicative of conservative thinking. How many times have the media shown that clip of Barney Frank’s town hall meeting, where a woman compared Obama to Hitler? The media have played that clip over and over again to make Frank look reasonable and to make conservatives look like nuts.

That woman may well be nuts, but she’s no conservative. Thanks to our friends at The Weekly Standard, we now know that the woman with the doctored Obama as Hitler poster was a supporter of Lyndon LaRouche, who is on the fringe of the far Left. Yet, the “mainstream media” didn’t report that fact. This is another example of the liberal press distorting the facts to support a liberal narrative. They did it to the Tea Party activists, and now the liberal media are doing it to the immoral “un-American evil mongers” who oppose ObamaCare.

The Left Delivers

ABC News notes that Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is warning that Democrats will lose next year’s mid-term congressional elections unless they pass healthcare reform. According to the report, “To help Democrats get the votes that they need, Stern is prepared to use SEIU resources to pressure recalcitrant Democrats in Congress if progress is not made by Sept. 15…”

In addition, the Washington, D.C., newspaper Roll Call reported yesterday, “Liberal bloggers say they have helped raise more than $160,000 in the past 24 hours for about 60 progressive House Democrats who have pledged to vote against any health care plan that does not include a public insurance option.”

My friends, the unions and radical Left are pulling out all the stops to get this bill passed. This is going to be a tough fight. The Democrats have overwhelming majorities in the House and the Senate. But the politicians know ObamaCare is unpopular. We must fight back!

ACTION ITEM: Call your representative’s district office and voice your opposition to this bill. You can look up contact information for your representative’s district office at our online Congressional Directory.

Working together, we can Stop Obama’s Socialism! (Click here to get the bumper sticker.)

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