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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How Gullible Does The Obama Campaign Think Their Base Is? Dinner Anyone?

I still can't figure out how I got on the Obama Campaign's email list but I just received this one and it's a doosy. It just goes to show you that they are convinced that their base has the IQ of a guppy. Frankly, I would be insulted...... but then again these are the folk that elected him in the first place.

Nikki --

I've set aside time for four supporters like you to join me for dinner.

Most campaigns fill their dinner guest lists primarily with Washington lobbyists and special interests.

We didn't get here doing that, and we're not going to start now. We're running a different kind of campaign. We don't take money from Washington lobbyists or corporate PACs -- we never have, and we never will.

We rely on everyday Americans giving whatever they can afford -- and I want to spend time with a few of you.

So if you make a donation today, you'll be automatically entered for a chance to be one of the four supporters to sit down with me for dinner. Please donate $5 or more today:

We'll pay for your flight and the dinner -- all you need to bring is your story and your ideas about how we can continue to make this a better country for all Americans.

This won't be a formal affair. It's the kind of casual meal among friends that I don't get to have as often as I'd like anymore, so I hope you'll consider joining me.

But I'm not asking you to donate today just so you'll be entered for a chance to meet me. I'm asking you to say you believe in the kind of politics that gives people like you a seat at the table -- whether it's the dinner table with me or the table where decisions are made about what kind of country we want to be.

It starts with a gift of whatever you can afford.

Please make a donation of $5 or more today, and we'll throw your name in the hat for the upcoming dinner:

I've said before that I want people like you to shape this campaign from the very beginning -- and this is a chance for four people to share their ideas directly with me.

Hope to see you soon,


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Gag Me! Obama Camp Pandering Dream Act To Drum Up Campaign Contributions

Posted by Cecilia Trent

I have no Idea how the Obama Campaign got my email, but imagine my surprise when I received this in my in box. It wasn't bad enough that his mug was all over the news channels this morning as he blatantly regurgitated lie after lie about his so called accomplishments in making the border safer while shamelessly attacking Republicans for standing in the way of immigration reform, but now I had to read more of the same ridiculous assertions from his campaign. Honestly, they must actually believe that their base lacks any hint of intelligence or common sense. This guy had majorities in both houses of Congress for two years, yet he failed to act on immigration reform but now that he is in campaign mode it's suddenly top priority for him and it's the big bad racist Republicans that are standing in the way. Nothing like a little demonizing to push your Dream Act agenda while filling up the campaign coffers. How Obama-esque!

Cecilia --

I went to El Paso, Texas, today to lay out a plan to do something big: fix America's broken immigration system.

It's an issue that affects you, whether you live in a border town like El Paso or not. Our immigration system reflects how we define ourselves as Americans -- who we are, who we will be -- and continued inaction poses serious costs for everyone.

Those costs are human, felt by millions of people here and abroad who endure years of separation or deferred dreams -- and millions more hardworking families whose wages are depressed when employers wrongly exploit a cheap source of labor. That's why immigration reform is also an economic imperative -- an essential step needed to strengthen our middle class, create new industries and new jobs, and make sure America remains competitive in the global economy.

Because this is such a tough problem -- one that politicians in Washington have been either exploiting or dodging, depending on the politics -- this change has to be driven by people like you.

Washington won't act unless you lead.

So if you're willing to do something about this critical issue, join our call for immigration reform now. Those who do will be part of our campaign to educate people on this issue and build the critical mass needed to make Washington act:

In recent years, concerns about whether border security and enforcement were tough enough were among the greatest impediments to comprehensive reform. They are legitimate issues that needed to be addressed -- and over the past two years, we have made great strides in enhancing security and enforcement.

We have more boots on the ground working to secure our southwest border than at any time in our history. We're going after employers who knowingly break the law. And we are deporting those who are here illegally. I know the increase in deportations has been a source of controversy, but I want to emphasize that we are focusing our limited resources on violent offenders and people convicted of crimes -- not families or people looking to scrape together an income.

So we've addressed the concerns raised by those who have stood in the way of progress in the past. And now that we have, it's time to build an immigration system that meets our 21st-century economic needs and reflects our values both as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.

Today, we provide students from around the world with visas to get engineering and computer science degrees at our top universities. But then our laws discourage them from using those skills to start a business or a new industry here in the United States. That just doesn't make sense.

We also need to stop punishing innocent young people for the actions of their parents -- and pass the DREAM Act so they can pursue higher education or become military service members in the country they know as home. We already know enormous economic benefits from the steady stream of talented and hardworking people coming to America. More than a century and a half ago, U.S. Steel's Andrew Carnegie was a 13-year-old brought here from Scotland by his family in search of a better life. And in 1979, a Russian family seeking freedom from Communism brought a young Sergey Brin to America -- where he would become a co-founder of Google.

Through immigration, we've become an engine of the global economy and a beacon of hope, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. We should make it easier for the best and brightest not only to study here, but also to start businesses and create jobs here. That's how we'll win the future.

Immigration is a complex issue that raises strong feelings. And as we push for long-overdue action, we're going to hear the same sort of ugly rhetoric that has delayed reform for years -- despite long and widespread recognition that our current system fails us all and hurts our economy.

So you and I need to be the ones talking about this issue in the language of hope, not fear -- in terms of how we are made stronger by our differences, and can be made stronger still.

Take a moment now to watch my El Paso speech and join this campaign for change:

Thank you,

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Barf Alert!! Lawrence O'Donnell Gets Emotional Defending Planned Parenthood

In my defense, I normally would not get caught dead visiting the likes of Huffpost Media, as one general feels compelled to wash off the filth upon leaving the site. However, I couldn't resist. The headline was just too tempting. Lawrence Odonell getting teary eyed on the air defending Planned Parenthood? Really?. Good grief! Below is the story from Huffpost Media  Continue if you can contain the bile rising up in your throat.

Lawrence O'Donnell mounted a highly emotional and personal defense of Planned Parenthood on his Friday show. The organization is under attack from Republicans, and, as the deadline for government shut down looms closer and closer, its federal funding has been the last major obstacle to a budget deal between Republicans and Democrats.

O'Donnell first zeroed in on Sen. Jon Kyl's assertion (which he was later forced to retract) that 90 percent of Planned Parenthood's services are abortion related. He called Kyl a "nice guy" who had told a "horrible lie" that he said was fed to him by "fanatical enemies of Planned Parenthood who hate the idea that the word 'planned' should ever come before the word 'parenthood.'"

O'Donnell then showed charts which demonstrated that, actually, only around three percent of the organization's resources go towards abortion services, with the rest going to various screening and sexual health services. He said that Kyl's false statement would not be forgotten.
"Lies that not go unnoticed in the Senate," he said. "Jon Kyl will never again be trusted by Senators, including Republican Senators, as a source of reliable facts."

O'Donnell then turned to an email which he said came from a friend of his who used Planned Parenthood. He read the email out from his Blackberry, and as he did so, his hands, and his voice, started shaking with emotion. The friend's email recounted her dire financial straits and history of medical illnesses. Planned Parenthood, she wrote, was the place she went for her mammograms, her birth control and her cancer screenings.

"It's terrifying to think that with lack of funds, millions of women would not have access to this kind of care," the friend wrote.

"I can't imagine what I would do without Planned Parenthood. Talking about what they do is part of your job right now...please yell some sense into these people."

As O'Donnell said those last words, his voice broke perceptibly, and he then dropped the blackberry shaking in his hands, and turned away from the camera.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"I'm Gonna Make Sure This Health Care Bill Never, Ever Is Implemented" John Boehner

Joe Boehner on Fox News: "Trust Me, I'm Gonna Make Sure This Health Care Bill Never, Ever, Ever Is Implemented" 


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tea Party Nation Member To Be Featured On MSNBC's Tea Party Movement Special

MSNBC will be featuring TPN member and featured speaker at the Tea Party Nation Unity Convention, Ana Puig, as part of a special on the Tea Party Movement. They have been filming Ana for several months. The show will air tomorrow night on MSNBC at 7:00 pm Eastern.

Though it's certain to be a hit piece on the Tea Party Movement, MSNBC will most certainly have a difficult time trying to paint Ana as a far right wing extremist racist. She is a naturalized citizen born in Brazil who felt compelled to get involved politically when she saw the now infamous clip of then candidate Obama tell Joe the plumber " I just want to spread the wealth around." This conjured up bad memories of her native country. Together with other neighborhood women she co founded The Kitchen Table Patriots...a grassroots Tea Party Group in Pennsylvania.

Hopefully viewers will be able to ascertain that this wife and mother is no radical but rather a concerned citizen who should be respected for her guts and drive to stand up for what she believes in.  But I won't hold my breath. These are MSNBC viewers after all.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

FLAUNT THE AMERICAN FLAG DAY--Nationwide Protest Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Posted by Cecilia Trent. Original Call To Action Posted On Free Republic By Kristin. Help Spread The Word.

Patriotic Americans all across the nation are being called on to 'flaunt the American flag' on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by wearing patriotic-themed clothing such as American flag style shirts, blouses, ties or jackets; American flag lapel pins or brooches; and by displaying the American flag at home, on your car or at your desk at work. You can even carry an American flag with you as you make your rounds on Wednesday and really flaunt that flag!

This is being done as a show of support for the American families in Morgan Hill, California whose students attending Live Oak High School were ordered to remove their American flag style shirts so as to not offend Mexican students on Cinco de Mayo last week.

Offended Mexican students walked out of class the next day and staged a protest march demanding "respect" for "our holiday" by demanding Americans not display the American flag on American soil.
One protester, Luis Jimenez, was videotaped by KNTV-TV saying, "Yesterday, it was our holiday, Cinco de Mayo. All of, like, the Americans thought they could wear their flags and just flaunt them in front of us."

Another Mexican protester was videotaped by KRON-TV ripping an American flag out of the hands of an American that same day.

In response, please send this message: We Americans will flaunt our flag on our soil anytime we please. If some folks don't like that, we have an old saying for them, "America, love it or leave it!"
Please e-mail and post this call to action on blogs, Facebook, Twitter and send it to you local and national Tea Party groups and talk radio hosts.

(Note to all the race-baiting liberals and weak-kneed David Brooks types, this is not about race, or even about Mexico. This is about Americans standing up for America on American soil. If you can't handle displays of patriotism, the same message above applies to you too.)

If anyone asks who started this and why May 12, just say it was started by a TEA-ed off American and May 12 just seems like a good day to wear the red, white and blue.

Original Call To Action Posted On Free Republic By Kristin

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Response To A Family Member Shocked That I, A Hispanic American, Support The Tea Party

By Cecilia Trent

Why Does It Always Come Back To Race?

A family member recently left a comment on my Facebook page shocked to find out that I am a staunch conservative and a Tea Party supporter. The hostility was undeniable. His comment demanded to know if I was equally vocal when Bush as he claimed "ran our country into the ground." He went on to add the usual liberal talking points claiming that Bush left a huge deficit and where was my outrage then. I calmly had to set him straight on the deficit and how Obama has spent half in one year what Bush did his entire eight years in office.

His response quickly got down to the heart of the matter.  He stated that Americans just won't accept change. Adding...."What I mean by change is a black man as president." He went on to say that we should be celebrating the fact that a black man was elected president in such a "racist" country instead of protesting.

I was dumbfounded but not surprised. Why does it always come down to race? My intent in writing about this is not to ridicule him but rather to inform those of the same mindset being fueled by the liberal main stream media, why the racism argument is unsound. Out of respect for him I will not share his actual letter but I feel compelled to share my response.

Hi Cousin,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and your concerns. Racism and White Supremacist groups have been around for years and unfortunately ignorance and hate fuel these groups. However, to associate The Tea Party Movement with these groups is completely unwarranted, dishonest and there is a calculate agenda behind injecting the "race card" to try to marginalize, demean and vilify the movement. Furthermore, the Tea Party Movement has not been hijacked by right wing racists. Additionally the fact that a Black man was elected president proves that America is not a racist country.

You mention that in your local protest you observed signs depicting Obama as a monkey, Nazi signs and people chanting racist remarks. I can assure you that this is not representative of tea party members. I am sure that you are aware that there have been left wing sites popping up encouraging people to infiltrate tea parties with misspelled, racist and other equally vile signs to support their ridiculous stereotypes and bias of the tea parties. They came and they failed as tea party members smoked them out and tagged them immediately with signs such as " I'm not with stupid." 

I have been to tea parties across the nation, California, Nevada, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida. I was at the DC 912 March where over 1 million people gathered and have been to subsequent protests in DC in October and December and not once did I observe what you have cited and what the left leaning media tries to depict. These people are everyday folk who are genuinely concerned about the direction this country is going in. They are mothers and fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, young and old, independents, moderates, conservatives, Democrats with buyers remorse, Republicans, Atheists and Christians, (yes, you can be an Atheist and a conservative), Blacks, Whites, Asians, Hispanics. This is not a color issue. I was blessed to have attended my local Tax Day Tea Party with a black conservative woman whose sign summed it up beautifully "THE PROBLEM IS NOT THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN BUT THE CONTENT OF YOUR POLICIES."

People are not angry because Obama is a Black man. They would be equally outraged if a White mas was trying to fundamentally change our country from the principles in which it was founded on. Are people racist when we appose Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid? Absolutely not! It is their radical agenda that we oppose. There is a war going on not based on race but on radical liberal progressive ideology versus the principles that this country was founded on based on The Constitution. The left leaning media interjects race into the argument as a red herring. It is quite clear from their extreme biased journalism where they stand on the issues. 

It was the Liberal Main Stream Media who viciously attacked Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. before each was  appointed as Secretary Of State, He served as the first Black Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff , she as the first, not only female, but first black National Security Advisor. No one accused opponents of Powell and Rice of being racist then. They went after these public servants with a vengeance because of their political ideologies pure and simple. 

Also Republicans were much vilified for opposing Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor. Again the left quickly pulled the race card. It's a pattern. When they are losing the argument....pull the race card. Of course it could have had nothing to do with her history of legislating from the bench. Yet the media has a short memory. Have we forgotten when Bush nominated Honduran born Miguel Estrada for the Supreme Court? The left went after him with a vengeance. Where they screaming racism then? Of course not. So what is the moral of this story? It's acceptable to oppose conservative minorities but God forbid you appose a liberal minority because you will quickly be attacked, maligned and labeled a racist. The bias and hypocrisy is disgusting.

Where was the outrage when left wing nuts were protesting Bush calling him Hitler, a monkey, a murderer and carrying signs calling for his death? This is not a race issue. The real war is against political ideologies. Here are links to pics of the hate that was unleashed on Bush and the Main Stream Media ignored. I can't imagine the outrage that would unleash if such hate was found in a tea party protest.

This Administration is the main instigator in perpetuating the racism fallacy. They were effective in using it to demonize the Clintons during the primaries and I think that we can both agree that the Clintons are not racists. Yet Obama and his ilk continue pulling the race card on anyone who is a threat to their agenda. It is shameful how Liberal pundits continue attacking Black  and other minority conservatives who dare to challenge their policies. These people are called sell outs, sambos, house "Negroes", Uncle Toms, etc. Donny Deutsch of MSNBC was recently suspended for daring to critique Keith Olbermann's hateful rhetoric against conservative hosts, but did nothing when Deutsch referred to Marc Rubio, a Cuban American Conservative running for Senator in Florida, as  a "coconut." You know...brown on the outside white on the inside. This racist term was ignored. Again I cannot imagine the outrage if a conservative anchor had made such a comment. 

This is just a sample of the hypocrisy that conservatives endure and quite frankly it's getting old. My best friends are Black and staunch conservatives who oppose Obama on his policies. It would be hard to apply the racist label on them.  Is racism still alive and well? Absolutely. There will always be hateful, ignorant people that don't even subscribe to any political ideologies but simply hate because of the color of a person's skin. You and I as Hispanics have dealt with it all our lives, but I can assure you that I have not witnessed it or experienced it in The Tea Party Movement. I would not associate or support a cause that spews racism. As far as these hateful white supremacist blogs who call themselves Christians, yes they are out there but they are in no way connected to the Tea Party Movement. There are nut balls in every facet of society and my heart is grieved that they would call themselves Christians because I can assure you that a true follower of Jesus Christ would not advocate hate. These people have and will always be around spewing their ignorance. 

Just in case you may be thinking that I am merely regurgitating conservative talking points I assure you that  I am speaking from experience. My local eyewitness news ran a hit piece demonizing the Tax Day Tea Parties in Orange County as a bunch of racists. They claimed that one of the black speakers was the only person of color in attendance at the Santa Ana rally. My husband led the attendees in reciting the Pledge Of Allegiance. They completely ignored the fact that, I, his Hispanic wife stood proudly next to him waving the American Flag or the other Blacks and Hispanics in attendance. I was even interviewed by a local Spanish TV station on the reasons that I support the Tea Party Movement. All this was lost by ABC because the truth would not have supported their grotesque biased hit piece. 

In response to your comment about why as you stated " there was no protests when Bush ran the country into the ground in 8 years." That my cousin is a matter of opinion. I have already explained to you in my comment on Facebook why your statement is not sound as Obama has already spent half in his first year what Bush spent in his entire 8 years in office. However, I will agree with you that he started spending like a liberal his last years in office and his support of TARP paved the way for massive government take over of our financial system. And yes, the apathy from conservatives across the nation allowed this to take root. But no more. The American people have awakened and we will hold our leaders accountable. As conservatives we are demanding that the Republican party go back to it's conservative roots that Ronald Reagan believed in. We will settle for nothing less. The spending, deficits, bailouts, government takeover of institutions, and weakening of our national defense needs to stop. That's what the Tea Party Movement is all about. We will no longer vote for someone simple because they have an R after their name. This is about conservative values and ideals and will support candidates who stay true to their conservative roots and will support and defend our Constitution.

I hope that you have a better understanding of where I stand and why I support Tea Party Movement. My hope is that both sides will take the time to get educated on the issues and do their homework on the leaders that are running our country. Knowledge is power and we are blessed to have the Internet at our fingertips so that we no longer have to be brainwashed by either the left or the right. We can arrive at our own conclusions by simply taking the time to educate ourselves with the truth. 

Blessings to you and yours.
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