Wednesday, October 27, 2010
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY: 6 DAYS UNTIL THE 2010 ELECTIONS!
Why You Must Vote!
If you need a reason to vote November 2nd, just consider the words of President Obama. Yesterday he was on Al Sharpton’s radio show attempting to rally liberal voters. He told them, “My name may not be on the ballot, but our agenda for moving forward is on the ballot, and I need everybody to turn out.”
As I have said many times throughout the year, this election is all about Obama’s radical agenda – cap and trade energy taxes, higher income taxes, socialized medicine, taxpayer-funded abortions, out-of-control spending, failed stimulus and more unemployment.
And because of this radical agenda, a recent Gallup poll found that only 21% of Americans are “satisfied with the way things are going in the United States.” I suspect many folks who voted for hope and change in 2008 are sorely disappointed today.
Obama may not be on the ballot, but his socialist enablers in Congress are. The left-wing politicians who passed ObamaCare are on the ballot this year. The liberals who wasted $800 billion on the stimulus bill are on the ballot this year. They are easy to spot – they are the ones labeled “Democrat.”
When you go to the polls in six days, vote for change to restore our hope. Vote Republican.
Why Your Support Matters!
From all the media’s hyperventilating about “right-wing” and “foreign” money, you would think Democrats are being outspent 10-to-1. But Politico reports today that even after you account for independent groups, Democrats and their left-wing allies have outspent Republicans and conservatives by more than $180 million!
Even at this late stage, the Left is still on the attack. The AFL-CIO alone is launching a four-day GOTV effort in seven states — California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Each state features a very competitive Senate race and combined more than two dozen top House races.
We’re still getting calls from candidates desperately seeking support for last-minute media buys. We are also launching our own Get-Out-The-Vote efforts. The elections are not over and we need your help!
I want to give you a note of encouragement. CWF is running ads supporting Marco Rubio in Florida. Watch this video from Rubio, and I know you will appreciate why we made the decision to go in big for him.
Marco Rubio is the kind of Ronald Reagan conservative that this political action committee is proud to support. But we can’t do it without you. Please go to https://www.cwfpac.com/cwf_contribution.php right now and donate whatever you can afford to help us stop Obama’s socialism.
Obama’s Military Voting Scandal
Of all the scandals of the Obama administration – and there have been many, from unread legislation to czars with undefined powers to wasted stimulus money – perhaps the most frustrating is one unfolding now regarding absentee ballots to our troops. According to a Fox News report, “nearly a dozen states have struggled” to meet the deadlines set by federal law to get absentee ballots mailed to our troops overseas.
The problem appears to be worst in Illinois, where roughly one-third of the counties failed to get ballots mailed on time. Yet, Obama’s Justice Department cut a deal with the state that gives most counties a pass. Six counties have been told to extend the deadline to return ballots. But according to Eric Eversole, a former attorney in the Justice Department’s Voting Rights section who now runs the Military Voter Protection Project, “For at least 29 counties, there were absolutely no consequences.”
This administration wants to run Wall Street, the big banks, car companies and our healthcare. But it either cannot or will not effectively administer a simple absentee ballot program to guarantee that our men and women fighting overseas have the opportunity to cast their votes in this critical election.
I am sure that it is completely coincidental that the military ballots were delayed this year – the same year the Obama White House and congressional Democrats decided to aggressively push allowing open homosexuality in the military. The Pentagon is reviewing surveys from our troops, and I suspect the White House is very aware of the intense negative feedback they are getting from our soldiers, feedback which would likely translate into votes against congressional liberals.
The media have been fretting lately about how the new Republican Congress might use its subpoena power to investigate the Obama Administration. I can’t think of a better issue for Republicans to bring up first than this military voting scandal. Attorney General Eric Holder should be called to Capitol Hill and questioned under oath to determine why American heroes are losing their right to vote while Holder and Obama fight for constitutional rights for GITMO terrorists.
Voter Fraud Alert
There are a number of disturbing reports of potential voter fraud coming in from around the country. Here are just a few examples:
* Several Nevada voters complained Monday that when they went to cast ballots using touch screen machines, Harry Reid’s name was automatically selected. Elections officials were dismissive of such concerns, suggesting that “elderly citizens” were just having difficulty with the touch screen machines. But there is no need for concern. The Washington Examiner reports that if anything is wrong with the machines, the fine folks in purple shirts at the SEIU will be on hand to fix them.
* In North Carolina, one voter reported pushing the button for the straight Republican ticket, automatically voting for all the Republican candidates on the ballot, but his ballot registered as a straight Democrat ticket.
* In Daytona Beach, Florida, a city commissioner and his campaign manager were arrested this morning on multiple charges of absentee ballot fraud.
Friends, when you vote, take a smart phone or digital camera with you so you can document anything unusual. Write down the time, your polling location and the names of anyone you speak with. Then call our Voter Fraud Hotline at 703-671-2592.
To our media elites, President Obama is a god-like figure who can do no wrong. To most Americans, however, Obama began a quick descent soon after taking the Oath of Office. Indeed, Obama was once defined by soaring rhetoric, lofty aspirations and sky-high approval numbers. But as I discuss in my Human Events column this week, all those have fallen back to earth with a president who today is more likely to sling the mud than to enchant the heavens.