Monday, November 30, 2009

Say No To Government-Run Health Care

Senate Democrats: The American People Be Damned!

The latest Rasmussen Reports poll has 41% of Americans supporting the Democrats' health care legislation, but 53% opposed to it. So, of course, Congressional Democrats will push ahead with an ill-conceived plan that will add to the national debt, increase the federal bureaucracy, raise taxes and kill jobs.

From Rasmussen:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of voters nationwide favor the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. Fifty-three percent (53%) are opposed to it. Those figures include 22% who Strongly Favor the plan and 40% who are Strongly Opposed.

Support for the legislation is up three percentage points from a week ago. However, last week's results were the lowest level of support ever recorded for the plan. With the exception of a few days following nationally televised presidential appeals for the legislation, the number of voters opposed to the plan has always exceeded the number who favor it.

While advocates say the plan is needed to control the cost of health care, 56% of voters now say it will have the opposite impact and push prices even higher. Just 17% believe passage of the plan will lead to lower costs.

Fifty percent (50%) believe passage of the legislation will lead to a lower quality of care while just 18% believe the care will get better.
Read more poll numbers an analysis at Rasmussen Reports.

What are Democrats trying to hide?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Poll: Just 31% Say U.S. Headed in Right Direction

How's this for a vote of no confidence on Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats?

Only 31% of American voters say the country is heading in the right direction, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national survey.

From Rasmussen Reports:
The percentage of voters who feel this way has remained in the narrow range of 31% to 35% since late June, but voter perceptions of the nation’s current course have only been this low two other times this year, the last time in early October.

Following President Obama’s inauguration in January, voter confidence in the direction of the country began steadily increasing, peaking at 40% in early May. While down since then, the latest finding is still four points higher than the week Obama took office and up 10 points from the week he was elected president in early November.

The majority of voters (64%) continue to believe the nation is heading down the wrong track, up slightly from last week. This finding has remained fairly consistent for months.
Read more at Rasmussen Reports

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Impeach Obama movement growing



If you can't wait until the midterm elections to put a stop to the radical Obama agenda, you can add your name to the growing campaign to impeach Barack Obama.

From ImpeachObamaCampaign.com:
"How long must we wait ... how long should we sit back and permit Barack Hussein Obama to rip apart the fabric of this country before we take action? Why are we calling for the Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama? Radio-personality Tammy Bruce may have said it best: '... ultimately, it comes down to... the fact that he seems to have, it seems to me, some malevolence toward this country, which is unabated.'"
To learn more about the campaign or sign the online petition, visit ImpeachObamaCampaign.com

Schroder Picks Up More Endorsements for Congressional Campaign

State Rep. Curt Schroder has announced the endorsement of seven fellow state lawmakers representing portions of the 6th Congressional District.

"I am pleased and honored to have the support of colleagues who know me well and have worked with me on many efforts to improve our region" Schroder said in a release.

State elected officials supporting Schroder include:
State Rep. Tim Hennessey (PA-26) Chester County

State Rep. Chris Ross (PA-158) Chester County

State Rep. Sam Rohrer (PA-128) Berks County

State Rep. Jim Cox (PA-129) Berks County

State Rep. Doug Reichley (PA-134) Portions of Berks and Lehigh Counties

State Rep. Kate Harper (PA-61) Montgomery County

State Rep. Michael Vereb (PA-150) Montgomery County
Schroder said the endorsements are an indication that he is the only candidate with the right experience to step into the 6th District Congressional seat.

"The problems we face mean the next Congressman from the 6th District will need to be prepared to get to work from day one," Schroder said. "I look forward to working with these elected officials as well as leaders from across the district to restore economic prosperity in our communities and create jobs in Pennsylvania."

Curt Schroder was first elected to represent the 155th District of Pennsylvania in the State Assembly in 1994. He and his wife reside in East Brandywine Township with their two children.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Generic Ballot Favors GOP

If the midterm Congressional elections were held today, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would be out of a job, with significant loses predicted for the Democratic Party.

Republican candidates maintain a six-point advantage over Democrats in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot published at Rasmussen Reports, which shows that 44% would vote for their district's Republican congressional candidate while 38% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.

What could cost Democrats control of Congress is independent voters, who are expressing widespread disapproval of the way Democrats are running Congress.

Voters not affiliated with either party continue to heavily favor Republicans, 41% to 24%, the Rasmussen survey found.

Read more at Rasmussen Reports.

Friday, November 20, 2009

PA among 'Terrible 10' Most Regressive Tax States

Working families in Pennsylvania pay a far higher share of their income in state and local taxes than their wealthiest counterparts, according to a new study by the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy.

Other highlights (or low lights) from the study:
* Pennsylvania families earning less than $19,000 - the poorest fifth of Pennsylvania taxpayers - pay 11.3% of their income in Pennsylvania state and local taxes.

* Middle-income Pennsylvania taxpayers - those earning between $35,000 and $56,000 - pay 9.6% of their income in Pennsylvania state and local taxes.

* The richest Pennsylvania taxpayers - with average incomes of $1,369,600 - pay only 5% of their income in Pennsylvania state and local taxes.

* After accounting for federal deduction offsets, the discrepancy is even starker: the poorest fifth pay 11.2% of their income in state and local taxes, middle-income families pay 9.1%, and the richest Pennsylvanians pay 3.9%.

* Washington, Florida, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Illinois, Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Alabama were named as the 10 Most Regressive Tax States. Pennsylvania ranked ninth.
The review the entire report, "Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States," follow the link below:

New Report Ranks Pennsylvania Among 'Terrible 10' Most Regressive Tax States

Originally posted at TONY PHYRILLAS

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Democrats worry as Independents bolt

Remember all the gloating by Democrats and their media allies after the Obama victory last November? Remember the talk of how the Republican Party was finished? How the GOP will become the minority party for decades? Who's laughing now?

It appears that the Democratic Party under the leadership of far-left radicals like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi is on the road to political oblivion.

From an article by Alex Isenstadt at POLITICO:
Mounting evidence that independent voters have soured on the Democrats is prompting a debate among party officials about what rhetorical and substantive changes are needed to halt the damage.

Following serious setbacks with independents in off-year elections earlier this month, White House officials attributed the defeats to local factors and said President Barack Obama sees no need to reposition his own image or the Democratic message.

Since then, however, a flurry of new polls makes clear that Democrats are facing deeper problems with independents—the swing voters who swung dramatically toward the party in 2006 and 2008 but who now are registering deep unease with the amount of spending and debt called for under Obama's agenda in an era of one-party rule in Washington.

A Gallup Poll released last week offered a disturbing glimpse about the state of play: just 14 percent of independents approve of the job Congress is doing, the lowest figure all year. In just the past few days alone, surveys have shown Democratic incumbents trailing Republicans among independent voters by double-digit margins in competitive statewide contests in places as varied as Connecticut, Ohio and Iowa.

Obama’s own popularity among independents has fallen significantly, too. A CBS News poll Tuesday showed the president’s approval rating among unaligned voters falling to 45 percent — down from 63 percent in April.
Read the full article at the link below:

Dems alarmed as independents bolt - Alex Isenstadt - POLITICO.com

More 'Fiction' From Al Gore

Al Gore is back with more phony stuff about global warming, including a doctored photo for the cover of his new book. File this under fiction ... or maybe science fiction.

Al Gore Photoshops Hurricanes Into New Book's Cover | NewsBusters.org

Everybody bow ... or not



A great video posted at YouTube by the College Republicans at the University of Connecticut showing that world leaders routinely greet the Japanese emperor without bowing before him, something Barack Obama indistinctly does to show U.S. weakness.

(H/T Andrew Malcolm/The Los Angeles Times)

Reid Releases Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

Reid Releases Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill - AULAction Campaign: Vote NO on Cloture

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Fringe Media vs. Sarah Palin

The Fringe Media (formerly known as the Mainstream Media) has launched an all-out assault on Sarah Palin as she begins her book tour to promote "Going Rogue."

The book goes on sale Tuesday, but liberal book critics and left-wing pundits have already savaged the book, which is destined to become one of the biggest sellers of the year.

Despite the constant negative commentary about Palin in the Fringe Media, a new poll says most Americans share Palin's values.

From Rasmussen Reports:
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Republican voters say former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shares the values of most GOP voters throughout the nation.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of Republican voters disagree and think the 2008 vice presidential candidate does not share their values. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided.

By contrast, 74% of Republicans say their party’s representatives in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters nationwide over the past several years. Only 18% of Republican voters believe their elected officials have done a good job representing the base.

The findings in these two surveys highlight the political debate within the Republican Party. Party leaders worry that Palin is pushing the GOP too far to the right to win general elections by aligning herself with Tea Party voters frustrated with both parties in Washington and the big government policies they have produced.

Still, just 18% of Republicans - and 26% of voters nationwide - see Palin as a divisive force within the GOP. A plurality believes Palin is representative of a new direction for the Republican Party. That view is held by 57% of Republicans and 41% of all voters. A plurality of Democrats aren't sure what to think of Palin's role within the opposing party.
Read more analysis at Rasmussen Reports

Jobs Saved or Created in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist - ABC News

Even the liberal media is catching on to Obama's lies.

From an ABC News investigation on bogus claims of jobs released by the Obama Administration:
ABC News was able to locate several examples on the government's Web site outlining hundreds of millions of dollars spent and jobs created in Congressional districts that have been misidentified.

For example, recovery.gov says $34 million in stimulus money has been spent in Arizona's 86th congressional district in a project for the Navajo Housing authority, which is actually located in the 1st congressional district.

Click Here to Track the $787 Billion Stimulus Plan

The reporting problems are not limited to Arizona, ABC News found.

In Oklahoma, recovery.gov lists more than $19 million in spending -- and 15 jobs created -- in yet more congressional districts that don't exist.

In Iowa, it shows $10.6 million spent – and 39 jobs created -- in nonexistent districts.

In Connecticut's 42nd district (which also does not exist), the Web site claims 25 jobs created with zero stimulus dollars.

The list of spending and job creation in fictional congressional districts extends to U.S. territories as well.

$68.3 million spent and 72.2 million spent in the 1st congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

$8.4 million spent and 40.3 jobs created in the 99th congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

$1.5 million spent and .3 jobs created in the 69th district and $35 million for 142 jobs in the 99th district of the Northern Mariana Islands.

$47.7 million spent and 291 jobs created in Puerto Rico's 99th congressional district.
Jobs Saved or Created in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist - ABC News

Obama bows to Japanese Emperor

Monday, November 16, 2009

How Gov't and Unions Crush Business

Pelosi Bill Eliminates CHIP Program

Funny how nobody mentioned this before Democrats passed the Pelosi Health Care Bill, which eliminates the Children's Health Insurance Program, better known as CHIP.

Did anybody read the 2,000-page bill? Oh, wait. This is Congress we're talking about. They never read a bill before voting for it.

Children's Health Fund faults Congressional Democrats for eliminating one of the few government health programs that works.

Congressional Health Reform Bill Falls Short on Comprehensive and Affordable Coverage for Low-Income Children

The Case for Term Limits

Arlen Specter in Pottstown

Where does Arlen Specter stand on the issues? It depends on which day of the week it is. Specter is pushing John Kerry aside as king of the flip-flop.

Specter sat down a few days ago for and extensive interview with The Pottstown Mercury.

On health care, Specter said "I will only vote on a health care bill that does not add to the deficit."

Does that mean he will defy Barack Obama and Harry Reid?

I also enjoyed this quote from Specter about the fact that it took him a couple of decades to figure out he wans't a true Republican: "I found I was voting more often with the Democrats than the Republicans during my tenure."

Check out what he has to say on a variety of issues ... before he changes his mind again.

Read the story at the newspaper's Web site, where you can also view videos of Specter at the offices of The Mercury.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Media Blinders

Social Security 'Voice Crying in the Wilderness' Touring Florida

Social Security 'Voice Crying in the Wilderness' Touring Florida

Pennsylvania DCED Secretary: City of Reading Qualifies as 'Financially Distressed'

Pennsylvania DCED Secretary: City of Reading Qualifies as 'Financially Distressed'

New $1.5 Million Campaign Targeting 15 'YES' Votes on House Health Care Reform



Attention Democrats who supported the Pelosi Health Care Bill that guts Medicare to pay for expanded coverage to younger people: Seniors have long memories and they tend to vote in every election.

The 60 Plus Association is targeting 15 Democrats, including two from Pennsylvania.

New $1.5 Million Campaign Targeting 15 'YES' Votes on House Health Care Reform

'Talking Politics' on the radio today

Tune in to "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas & Mike Pincus" today at 5 p.m. on WPAZ 1370 AM

You can call the station with questions or comments at 610-326-4000.

If you can't receive the radio signal, you can listen to the broadcast online at www.pottsmerc.com or www.1370wpaz.com'

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So Much Is Owed

Obama poll numbers dropping

A new AP-GfK Poll released today shows Obama’s job approval number at 54% — down 20 points since January. The same poll finds 56 percent of people say the country is heading in the wrong direction. Only 46 percent approve of Obama’s handling of the economy. And only 33 percent approve of how Congress is doing under Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

On Veterans Day, Nation Salutes Those Who Served

On Veterans Day, Nation Salutes Those Who Served

Unofficial Returns Received from Pennsylvania Counties in Close Superior Court Election

Unofficial Returns Received from Pennsylvania Counties in Close Superior Court Election

Obama, What Me, Worry?

When in doubt, vote incumbent out

In case you're wondering which Pennsylvania members of Congress supported the Pelosi Health Care Bill, which will raise taxes and put your family's current health care coverage at risk, see the list below.

Robert Brady (D-PA-1)
Chaka Fattah (D-PA-2)
Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA-3)
Joe Sestak (D-PA-7)
Patrick Murphy (D-PA-8)
Christopher Carney (D-PA-10)
John Murtha (D-PA-12)
Paul Kanjorski (D-PA-11)
Allyson Schwartz (D-PA-13)
Mike Doyle (D-PA-14)

If you see any of the names on a ballot next May or November, vote for the other person.

Originally posted at TONY PHYRILLAS

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rep. Reichley Voices Concern at Termination of Governor's Veterans Outreach Program

From state Rep. Doug Reichley (R-Berks/Lehigh):
According to a recent news release from the Governor's Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center, dated just six days before Veterans Day, the governor has decided to eliminate funding for this important effort to aid veterans in our communities.

According to the state Department of Labor and Industry, the GVOAC ceased all outreach activities as of Nov. 1, 2009, and is attributing the cutback in services to state budget cuts. Throughout November and December, post-traumatic stress counseling for veterans at the GVOAC Boyertown office will also be ending on Dec. 31.

"I understand the strains on the Pennsylvania budget at the current time, but as one who fought to trim state expenditures, I also believe in utilizing public money for funding certain vital services, like those offered to veterans," said Reichley, vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

"Countless veterans have come to my district office to consult with GVOAC officers to apply for veterans benefits, obtain service records or to apply for lost medals and recognitions," Reichley said. "Veterans who want this service restored need to contact the governor or their state legislators to demand that this vital service be restored."

Reichley has offered sessions with a representative of the GVOAC at his office in Emmaus, but those sessions will discontinue under this announcement.

ProtectStudentChoice.org Marks Veterans Day

ProtectStudentChoice.org Marks Veterans Day

As U.S. Federal Debt Breaks $12 Trillion, Group Launches Drive for Balanced Budget Amendment

As U.S. Federal Debt Breaks $12 Trillion, Group Launches Drive for Balanced Budget Amendment

Monday, November 9, 2009

If the government can't run a flu program ...

Taxpayer March on Harrisburg Nov. 14



From our friends at POLICY BLOG:
Join Pennsylvania Tea Party Coalition, Smart Girl Politics, Freedomworks, and other organizations for a Nov. 14 "March on Harrisburg" to take our message of fiscal responsibility and lower taxes directly to state lawmakers. Please join us for a big march and rally on the capitol steps in Harrisburg!

Who: Coalition of Tea Party groups and taxpayer advocates
What: March on Harrisburg (State Capitol Steps)
When: Saturday, Nov. 14th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Why: To send a message to state lawmakers that we support limited government and lower taxes

FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey will be the keynote speaker at the state capitol.

To RSVP for the March on Harrisburg, click here. For more details on the march, check out www.PAMarch.com

November 9 Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9 Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

House Passes Health Care Bill on the Backs of Small Businesses

House Passes Health Care Bill on the Backs of Small Businesses

ALG Condemns $2.1 Trillion 'Takeover of Nation's Health Care System'

Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson condemned the House of Representatives for voting to approve "$2.1 trillion takeover of the nation's entire health care sector in spite of overwhelming public opposition to the measure."

Americans for Limited Government estimates the legislation will cost $2.1 trillion over 10 years once fully implemented, and "will drive millions Americans off of private, employer-based health care, on to substandard, below-average government-run care, and open the door for a single payer system," said Wilson.

ALG issued the following press release after the 220-215 House vote:
"This Congress is rotten to its core," said Wilson, adding, "Members no longer represent their constituents, they serve the Washington political elite. They have succumbed to the insider deals, handouts, and kickbacks Nancy Pelosi needed to secure the votes for the federal government to claim an iron grip of one-sixth of the nation's economy."

Citing the Congressional Budget Office cost estimate of H.R. 3962, Wilson said, "This bill will raise taxes by more than $780 billion and cut Medicare by more than $450 billion. In the process, they are enraging political independents and seniors, both critical voting blocs for whom dozens of vulnerable members in the majority must answer to."

"Members that voted for this abomination have signed a political suicide pact for which they will be held accountable," Wilson declared. "They have gone against the express will of their constituents who opposed this legislation."

The bill would force millions of uninsured Americans to obtain insurance or else pay a fine, includes employer mandates, and creates a national, government-run "public option." Americans for Limited Government estimates more than 45 million Americans would ultimately be required to enroll in government care at an average cost of $4,700 per individual to taxpayers.

"As health care costs skyrocket because of the elimination of the private sector health options contained in this bill, so too will the costs owed by taxpayers, resulting in hundreds of billions of deficit-spending," said Wilson. "Because insurance under the plan is mandatory, the more private insurers that are driven out of business by diminishing insurance pools, the more Americans who will be forced onto government-run and subsidized care."

"This bill will ration care away from seniors, water down and reduce the quality of everyone's care, increase health premiums, put bureaucrats between doctors and patients, break the public treasury, and leave taxpayers with a bill that cannot possibly be paid back," Wilson added.

According to Rasmussen Reports, 54 percent of voters oppose the "public option" proposed, which only 42 percent support. In addition, James Carville's Democracy Corps polls found a full 54 percent of seniors oppose the nationalized health care plan. According to the poll conducted in June, 41 percent of seniors strongly oppose the Obama plan and only 14 percent strongly favor it.

"To pass this monstrosity on the heels of Tuesday's overwhelming election results against her party, Nancy Pelosi has clearly lost her mind and needs to check her meds. She doesn't care if vulnerable members in her caucus are wiped out in 2010 or not," Wilson said.

"Democrats are throwing away seniors as a political constituency," Wilson added, stating in conclusion, "They are enraging independents, who see their children and children's children being burdened with an unsustainable debt that will rise to $20 trillion in 2020 and top the Gross Domestic Product in 2011. And taking over health care against the express wishes of tens of millions of Americans who like their private health options and want to keep them."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A look at the Pelosi plan



From House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH):
The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) House Republican staff, which earlier this year created a chart mapping the bureaucratic complexity of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's original health care proposal (H.R. 3200), has combined similar analysis by the House Republican Conference with the earlier chart. The analysis details new additions to the health care bureaucracy contained in the new version of the Speaker's bill (H.R. 3962) that were not previously listed. Let's just say the Speaker's vision for government-run health care hasn't gotten any simpler.

"This is the blueprint for a taxpayer-funded mega-bureaucracy," Boehner said "The new chart is an astonishing and unsettling glimpse of the future that awaits American health care, should H.R. 3962 be passed by the House and signed into law."

The chart, completed at the direction of Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), the committee's ranking House Republican Member, shows that the Pelosi plan has grown even more complex in the months since it was originally unveiled by congressional Democrats.
Originally posted at TONY PHYRILLAS

Friday, November 6, 2009

ATR: Obama Lied, His Tax Pledge Died

By formally endorsing the House health care bill, President Barack Obama effectively announced that the central promise of his 2008 campaign was a lie, says Americans for Tax Reform, a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups.

During the campaign, Obama made a "firm pledge" not to raise "any form" of taxes on families making less than $250,000 per year but the Pelosi bill would impose those taxes on middle-class familes, ATR argues.

Read more at the link below:

ATR: Obama Lied, His Tax Pledge Died

Pelosi to House: Let's Destroy More Jobs

Pelosi to House: Let's Destroy More Jobs

Rohrer to announce run for governor on Nov. 17

State Rep. Sam Rohrer is expected to announce his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor at a Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Spring Township Fire Company in West Lawn, Berks County.

Rohrer, who has represented the 128th House District in southern Berks County since 1993, is best known for leading the fight to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania. He has also taken the lead in the state's rights movement.

If Rohrer decides to enter the 2010 Republican Primary, he will face a crowded field that already includes Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett and Congressman Jim Gerlach, R-6th Dist.

Rohrer announced the Town Hall Meeting at http://samrohrer.org/, which will probably turn into his campaign Web site after Nov. 17.

Until then, you can find out more about Rohrer at http://www.samrohrer.com/

Operation Health Freedom



Operation Health Freedom has launched a new Web site to give visitors information about the Democrats' health care legislation and on how to contact their representatives in Congress to urge them to support the alternative health reform package supported by Congressional Republicans.

"Campaign for Liberty is proposing that Congress try passing legislation that promotes true health freedom," said John Tate, president of Campaign for Liberty. "The same government that has given us trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security is not going to fix our health care system with this latest bureaucratic scheme. It's time to vote health freedom."

The Operation Health Freedom package includes legislation introduced by Congressman Ron Paul. The cornerstone of the package is H.R. 1495, the Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009, which provides all Americans with a tax credit for 100% of health care expenses, a tax credit for premiums for high-deductible insurance policies connected with a Health Savings Account (HSA), and allows seniors to use funds in an HSA to pay for a medigap policy. In addition, it makes all medical expenses tax deductible.

Also included are H.R. 2629, a bill that prevents the government from requiring people to purchase health insurance, and H.R. 3217, introduced by Congressman John Shadegg, which permits the purchase of health insurance across state lines and will ultimately lower costs due to the resulting competition.

For more information, visit: www.CampaignForLiberty.com

60 Plus Association on House Health Care Plan and AARP Endor$ement

60 Plus Association President Jim Martin on House Health Care Plan and AARP Endor$ement

FRC Action PAC Celebrates Victories in Virginia and New Jersey

FRC Action PAC Celebrates Victories in Virginia and New Jersey

Richard Viguerie: War for the Heart and Soul of the GOP has Begun

Richard Viguerie: War for the Heart and Soul of the GOP has Begun

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Rep. Pitts: Pelosi Health Bill Harms Seniors

FRC Action PAC Endorses Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate

FRC Action PAC Endorses Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate

New Abortion Funding Amendment in Health Bill a Sham and Should Be Rejected

New Abortion Funding Amendment in Health Bill a Sham and Should Be Rejected

'Talking Politics' on the radio today

Tune in to "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas & Mike Pincus" today at 5 p.m. on WPAZ 1370 AM for analysis of the Nov. 3 General Election.

You can call the station with questions or comments at 610-326-4000.

If you can't receive the radio signal, you can listen to the broadcast online at www.pottsmerc.com or www.1370wpaz.com'

Obama Administration Must Embrace Real Education Reform, Not Just Rhetoric

Obama Administration Must Embrace Real Education Reform, Not Just Rhetoric

Young America's Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Freedom Week: Young America's Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Fast-Growing Coalition Opposing Cap-and-Trade Goes National

Fast-Growing Coalition Opposing Cap-and-Trade Goes National

U.S. Chamber Blasted for Weak-Kneed Response to Climate Change Legislation

U.S. Chamber Blasted for Weak-Kneed Response to Climate Change Legislation

Health Care Reform Legislation Becomes Vehicle for Reshaping Immigration

Health Care Reform Legislation Becomes Vehicle for Reshaping Immigration

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Twenty Surgical Groups Say Senate Health Legislation Will Threaten Patient Access and Harm Quality

Twenty Surgical Groups Say Senate Health Legislation Will Threaten Patient Access and Harm Quality

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Bishops Applaud Maine Vote Defending Marriage

Bishops Applaud Maine Vote Defending Marriage

Governor Rendell Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

Governor Rendell Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of DEA Special Agent Chad Michael

Voters Soundly Reject Radical Social Agenda in New Jersey, Virginia, Maine

Voters Soundly Reject Radical Social Agenda in New Jersey, Virginia and Maine

Bauer Notes Obama's Coattails 'Were Cut Off,' Voters Return to the Right

Bauer Notes Obama's Coattails 'Were Cut Off,' Voters Return to the Right

Toomey on Tuesday's election results

Commenting on Tuesday's repudiation of the Obama presidency, Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Pat Toomey said the election results show voters oppose the extreme big-government policies of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

From Toomey's statement:
"Last night, election results around the country and in Pennsylvania demonstrate that the tide is turning against big-government, big-spending policies. In Pennsylvania, six out of seven Republican judicial candidates were victorious in their statewide bids.

Congratulations to all of our great Republican candidates who won yesterday in Pennsylvania That tells us there is real energy in our state party, which will only continue to grow into next year."
Toomey said he was pleased with the results from neighboring New Jersey, where Republican Chris Christie upset the Obama-backed candidate, liberal Gov. Jon Corzine, and also applauded the outcome in Virginia, where the GOP candidate won the governor's race by a large margin.

“For nearly a year, the one-party monopoly in Washington has been pushing extreme policies on the American people, including government-run health care, unprecedented spending increases, and record deficit and debt levels," Toomey said. "Yesterday, voters made their voices heard. It's time we stopped the parade of bailouts, government takeovers, and record-breaking spending, and replaced it with commonsense reforms that do not bankrupt our country.”

For more about Toomey, visit his campaign Web site at www.toomeyforsenate.com

Small Businesses Get Whacked With Tax Increases in Pelosi Health Bill

Small Businesses Get Whacked With Tax Increases in Pelosi Health Bill

Military Support Organization Reaches for Christmas Miracle

Military Support Organization Reaches for Christmas Miracle

Audio Bibles Designed, Deployed to U.S. Troops

Audio Bibles Designed, Deployed to U.S. Troops

Bauer Says Voters' Feeling 'Buyers Remorse'

Bauer Says Voters' Feeling 'Buyers Remorse'

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OBAMA SMACKDOWN: GOP WINS NJ, VA GOVERNOR RACES

In a stunning upset, Republican Chris Christie defeated Democrat Barack Obama ... I mean Jon Corzine ... to win the New Jersey governor's race Tuesday.

Despite spending $23 million dollars and having Barack Obama campaign for him three times, Corzine, the free-spending liberal and Obama doormat, was tossed out by New Jersey voters in a a clear repudiation of the Obama agenda.

Christie's victory in heavily Democratic New Jersey should send shock waves through the Democratic Party establishment. Earlier in the evening, Republican Bob McDonnell won the Virginia governor's race in another litmus test of Obama's failed presidency.

Look for Democrats in Congress to bail out of Obama's big government, big deficit socialist agenda overnight.

Obama himself told New Jersey voters that the Christie-Corzine election was a referendum on his 10 months as president.

Corzine ran a nasty campaign of personal attacks, including making fun of Christie's weight.

The 300-pound Christie told supporters at a victory rally Tuesday night "we are going to pick Trenton up and turn it upside down."

With 75 percent of precincts reporting by 10:30 p.m., Christie had 50 percent of the vote compared to 44 percent for Corzine. Independent Chris Daggett had about 5 percent of the vote.

(Update: With 97 percent of precincts reporting at midnight, Christie had 49 percent of the vote compared to 44 percent for Corzine. Daggett finished with 5 percent.)

Republicans ahead in PA judicial races

Republican Joan Orie Melvin won a hotly-contested seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tuesday, giving Republicans a 4-3 majority on the court.

Melvin defeated Democrat Jack Panella in the most expensive judicial race in Pennsylvania's history. Panella raised more than $2.5 million, largely from trial lawyers and organized labor, according to The Associated Press.

With 98 percent of the state's precincts reporting, Melvin had 910,270 votes or 53 percent to Democrat Jack Panella's 806,157 votes or 47 percent, the wire service reported.

Panella was widely criticized for running a negative campaign, resorting to personal attacks on Melvin.

Melvin's victory, which restores a one-seat majority that the GOP lost in 2007, continued a good night for Republicans, who have won the governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey.

Four Republican candidates for four open Pennsylvania Superior Court seats and two Republican candidates for two open Commonwealth Court seats were also leading their respective races at midnight, although final results were not in yet.

The Republican comeback is here!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Republicans push real health care reform

Pennsylvanians Urged to Vote in Nov. 3 Municipal Election

Pennsylvanians Urged to Vote in Nov. 3 Municipal Election

Election 2009: We endorse ...

Suggestions for Tuesday's General Election from Pennsylvania's leading conservative newspaper:
Here's a recap of the Trib's endorsements for Tuesday's General Election:

For Pennsylvania Supreme Court:

Joan Orie Melvin

For Pennsylvania Superior Court:

Robert Colville
Kevin McCarthy
Temp Smith
Judy Olson


For Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court:

Kevin Brobson
Linda S. Judson

Election 2009: We endorse ... - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Another major endorsement for Joan Orie Melvin

Another major Pennsylvania newspaper is backing Joan Orie Melvin for Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tuesday's General Election.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
What we do care about is legal acumen, temperament and moxie. And on all three counts, Judge Orie Melvin of Marshall, a Republican and a state Superior Court judge since 1997, is the best choice for the state's highest court.
Read the full endorsement at the link below:

For Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Elect Joan Orie Melvin - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

P.S. -- Joan Orie Melvin has already been endorsed by The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Harrisburg Patriot-News.

Obama Is Losing Ground



Rasmussen Reports had been tracking Barack Obama's job approval numbers since he took office in January. There's a definite pattern here ... and it's not what the Fringe Media (formerly the Mainstream Media) would like you know about. For more analysis, visit Rasmussen Reports.

FRC Action PAC Releases Radio Ad Supporting Doug Hoffman for Congress

FRC Action PAC Releases Radio Ad Supporting Doug Hoffman for Congress

Who you calling extreme?

It takes a lot of nerve for one of Obama's far-left loons to call the Republican Party "extreme" but there she goes again.

Valerie Jarrett continues the Obama misinformation campaign and the Fringe Media (formerly known as the Mainstream Media) falls for it.

Jarrett: GOP 'more and more extreme' - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com

Visit http://stopjarrett.com/ to learn more about Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's most radical advisers and her campaign to silence free speech.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another major endorsement for Joan Orie Melvin

Another major Pennsylvania newspaper is backing Joan Orie Melvin for Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tuesday's General Election.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
What we do care about is legal acumen, temperament and moxie. And on all three counts, Judge Orie Melvin of Marshall, a Republican and a state Superior Court judge since 1997, is the best choice for the state's highest court.
Read the full endorsement at the link below:

For Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Elect Joan Orie Melvin - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

P.S. -- Joan Orie Melvin has already been endorsed by The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Harrisburg Patriot-News.