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GOP House Passes Unconstitutional Democrat VAWA Bill

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized

Earlier today, the Republican-controlled House passed the Senate version of the unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  The Senate bill expands “coverage” to illegal aliens, men, homosexuals, transgendered individuals and prisoners.  It  also expands the law’s reach to give tribal Indian authorities jurisdiction over non-Indians accused of abusing Indian women.  

The final bill passed with the support of 87 Republicans.  Before voting on this bill, the House considered a substitute amendment that removed some of the new anomalies.  It was defeated by a coalition of Democrats and 60 Republicans.  It is important to note that about half of the GOP noes were opposing the bill precisely because it did not contain the new social engineering provisions.  So even if all the conservatives had supported the House version, there were enough liberal Republicans to block it.  Moreover, even had the GOP version passed the House, the conferees would have inserted the extra provisions in conference anyway.

We’d like to thank the following members who understood that the entire premise of the bill is flawed, superfluous, and an unconstitutional federal power grab.  The only thing the federal government can do to protect women is to pass a universal right to carry bill.  Everything else is just big government demagoguery.  There is no reason a GOP-controlled House should have brought this bill before the body, much less the Senate passed version.  If they are concerned about the political optics, they should have just ignored it and changed the subject to…let’s say gas and food prices.  Now that is a novel idea.  Giving the Democrats two full days to bludgeon you with gender warfare during debate time is evidently more politically prudent than repealing the ethanol mandate or some other useful legislation.

What is the purpose of a GOP-controlled House anyway?

The following 27 members voted no on both bills:

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20 Republicans Vote for Liar Jack Lew

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized

If you want to know why conservatives are losing the battle for this country, look no further than the imbalance in presidential nominees.  When Republicans are president and they nominate strong conservatives to the cabinet, Democrats move heaven and earth to oppose them.  Republicans just genuflect before Democrats now that Obama is president. 

Aside for the fact that Jack Lew is the architect of Obama’s socialist fiscal policy, he also lied before the Senate Finance Committee concerning his role in the sequester, as confirmed by Bob Woodward.  Yet, 20 Republicans voted to confirm him as the next Secretary of Treasury.

This idea that the president is entitled to appoint anyone he chooses is absurd.  The Constitution grants each individual senator the authority to reject that nominee.  Yes, there has been a tradition (not a Constitutional mandate) to grant the president leeway in appointing cabinet members.  But that tradition was broken long ago by Democrats.  We are in a war for the heart and soul of the Republic and we have no requirement to confirm people who themselves have no regard for the Constitution.  We have no requirement to confirm people like Chuck Hagel, who are not qualified to serve in the Defense Department.  Nor are we required to confirm socialist liars to the Treasury.  The Democrats will never reciprocate this courtesy for controversial Republican nominations. 

The 20 Republicans who voted for Lew are listed below the fold

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23 GOP Senators Vote for Violence Against the Constitution Act

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized

The Senate voted today to reauthorize and expand the unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act (S.47).  You can read our full analysis on the bill here.  This bill vitiates due process, interjects the federal government into local law enforcement issues, violates the rights of citizens charged for domestic violence crimes on Indian reservations, promotes the homosexual agenda, and expands wasteful programs that have little success in combating domestic violence.

If all the Democrats need to do is give a bill a mellifluous-sounding name and demagogue the issue in order to scare Republicans, we have already lost the battle.  Only 22 Republicans opposed the bill.  Remember this is a fiscal and social issue.  We’ve got a serious problem when there is a consensus that something like domestic violence must be dealt with at a federal level.

Here are the 23 Republicans who have no respect for federalism, due process, and equal protection under the law:

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Senate Defeats Effort to Block Transfer of Fighter Jets to Egypt

Friday, February 1st, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized

Not only did the Obama administration help instal the Muslim Brotherhood as the governing body in Egypt, they are now planning to send them F-16 fighter jets and Abrams tanks.  Their leader, Mohammad Morsi, recently said ‘Jews were bloodsuckers and descendants of apes and pigs.’

Outside of Washington, we would call Rand Paul’s effort to block the transfer commonsense.  But in Washington, this is considered a crazy idea, opposed by even the majority of Republicans.

Rand Paul submitted an amendment to the ridiculous 4-month debt ceiling increase, which would have banned this dangerous transfer of weaponry to our enemies.  Only 19 Republicans supported it and not one single Democrat.

Here is a list of 26 Republicans who supported funding for the Muslim Bros.  And we’re supposed to believe they desire to cut spending! Read More