Monday, March 22, 2010

Dana Loesch: Now it's our turn

Another article I must repost here.

The Socialists Won a Battle; Now it's Our Turn
By Dana Loesch

Yesterday was my son’s 9th birthday and for his present, the government jacked his future. As he sat in the floor and happily opened his gifts, Bart Stupak appeared on television and revealed that he’d sold his soul. The joy was sucked from the room, but my son didn’t notice – thank God for innocence. The faces of the adults in the room fell as Stupak held his presser, as Pelosi gained another YES vote for health control.

The scene was an eerie replay for me; eight-and-a-half years ago that same boy sat in his bouncy seat while cooing and kicking his legs as his father and I watched the twin towers crumble to dust on live television. The feeling was the same.

A lot of people ask why I and others do what we do.

The scene I just described is my answer.

Last night the Democrat party died as it drove a spear through the torso of the Constitution and passed legislation that the majority of Americans overwhelmingly opposed. Nancy Pelosi sauntered into the capitol surrounded by fellow socialists, carrying the gavel used in 1965 to pass the now-bankrupt Medicare.

All summer long Americans filled town halls, emailed, called, and faxed their lawmakers, and they were forsaken. They were called Nazis, racists, homophobes; they were threatened, beaten, and called stupid because they disagreed with the minority who feels that the government should run our lives. Our lawmakers unofficially stopped representing us last spring.

Last night, our legislators officially broke the contract with America that is the Constitution. Last night, they ceased to represent us. Last night, a new party was born; the malignant tumor that is the progressive caucus consumed the Democrat party from within and gave birth to the mainstream Socialist Party.

We have lost our right to determine our own care. Our businesses, the engine of our economy, will see an additional annual $52 billion in new taxes levied upon them. The HHS has determined premium caps which will force the cruelty of rationing to curtail costs from the fed to insurers, and down to our medical professionals. The IRS will now oversee health control and determine whether you are compliant:

A new analysis by the Joint Economic Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee minority staff estimates up to 16,500 new IRS personnel will be needed to collect, examine and audit new tax information mandated on families and small businesses in the ‘reconciliation’ bill being taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives this weekend, according to Brady.

“When most people think of health care reform they think of more doctors exams, not more IRS exams,” says U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, the top House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee. “Isn’t the federal government already intruding enough into our lives? We need thousands of new doctors and nurses in America, not thousands more IRS agents.”


Democrats (Socialists) employed the fuzziest of math which the CBO confirmed with a ball-busting report on its true cost.

They rallied that “people have a right to health care,” which no one disputes: people have a right to health care but they do not have a right to another’s living. Socialists employed all sorts of dirty tricks, back room deals (a NASA admin job?), and intimidation. They twisted arms and convinced men of lesser character to compromise on their principles. They ignored their electorate. This legislation rotted in congress since summer because of the massive opposition from the American people.

At one point during last night’s debate, John Boehner was rebuked for giving the Socialists hell when reminded to “show dignity to the House.”

There is no dignity left in a House run by political prostitutes.

Nancy Pelosi, Lynn Woolsey, and other Socialist party members tried to play the sex card and exploit women by saying that they were ill-served in this current system. If they think that I and other strong women are as stupid as those within the Socialist party that ironically defend the likes of Bill Clinton, John Edwards, et al. then they’re bigger tools for the old, white patriarchy than I originally thought.

How dare these women sell out their own sex and presume to speak for all women. How dare these “feminists” devalue women as nothing more than victims so as to win support for a bill that invites the IRS and president-appointed medical board into their wombs and doctors’ exam rooms. My body my choice except when you want people to foot the bill for you, right? I believe Heidi Fleiss was arrested for no lesser action.

The Constitution and a 200-year-old understanding that a republic is governed by its people has been shredded with the passage of this bill. The Socialists are emboldened now; they will next come for our children under the guise of “education reform.” They will then come after our energy via cap-and-tax. They will continue to push and bust through every legal barrier we have of protecting our Founding Father’s intent until that shining city on a hill is a barren wasteland.

They have been crafting this plot for over 50 years.

We just woke up one year ago last month.

The future of our republic depends upon us making up lost time.

We lost this battle, not because we didn’t fight, not because we were silent, but because the Socialists in congress don’t care about us or our will.

This battle. There are many battles in a war. We have faced worse, patriots. We have, many times, faced what appeared to be unwinnable situations.

My grandfather served as a gunner aboard the USS Alabama in the Pacific theater during WWII. He spoke of how demoralized our country was after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and took out our entire Pacific fleet.

I thought about how God delivered the Israelites from Egypt.

I thought about how this country rallied the dawn after 9-11 when I woke up and saw flags hanging from the ticky-tacky houses all up and down my street.

I thought of how Great Britain, rallied by Winston Churchill, fought off the German invasion.
Or how Ulysses S. Grant pressed on after his first lost.

How many men and women have shed blood for this country? How many patriots took to the streets to defend this country blessed by God? Don’t you dare give up, patriots. Don’t you dare make their sacrifices in vain because you’re afraid of battle. Take no prisoners, suffer no fools, never surrender.

What – you thought you get this land scott-free? Liberty is never fully paid off and to be deserving of it one must be willing to fight for it on the battlefield, in the halls of congress, by involving yourselves in your communities. Such a struggle is not a burden, it is a privilege.
How bad do you want liberty? I’ve received several emails from folks who’ve said that they’re ready to move, to leave the country, and give up. I received an email the other day from a woman named Melanie who confessed that she just “doesn’t have time to get involved.” During a conversation about precinct captains with a gentleman at a recent protest, I was told that the commitment “sounds like too much time.”

My reply:

Get out.

Get out of my country any freeloader who possesses such an attitude, you betrayers of conservatism, of liberty. How dare you claim the belief of self-sustenance and individualism while warming your hands by another patriot’s fire, living off the fat of another patriot’s blood, sweat, and tears. As I said on my radio program last week: any one who dares call themselves a patriot and refuses to commit to maintaining their country’s liberty can burn in hades with the socialists who’ve jeopardized our children’s futures.

If you cannot commit several hours per week to maintain the liberty that others afforded you then you by your inaction and silent voice abet those who seek to destroy it.

This is not over. We won the battle of the hearts and minds and still congress trampled over us with an un-Constitutional bill that, for the first time, forces citizens to purchase a product.

We won the battle of persuasion. We’ve won talk radio. We’ve won cable news. We’ve won social media networks. We’ve won the street corners and the community participation and the phone banks and the 11th hour hat tricks. We’re going to win the money battle, next.

We have the Ensuring Liberty PAC, a committee that will give an engine boost and more muscle to the tea party movement by selecting carefully vetted candidates to run these reverse-Elijah Lovejoy legislators out on a rail.

We will plague the Socialists who sold us out, we will end their political careers, we will dog them at their every appearance, their every step, and when they see the yellow of the Gadsen flying uniform in the wind with the American flag they will fear us as a government should fear its people – NOT the other way around.

We will hold every Republican to the fire and so help us if they don’t fight until their last breath to repeal this massive affront to liberty we will burn them in effigy along with the traitors to the Constitution.

We will insert ourselves into every branch and level of public service and devour our party so we will never have to worry about another impotent candidate ascending to power again, so we never again have to worry about being bulldozed by tyrants.

We will bring back the relationship between our churches and temples and the people and fight against the government’s attempt to sever volunteer charity and axe charitable deductions as a way to force more people under its thumb by way of no other options.

We’re going to seek out those small business owners who have spoken up and those who are speaking up, albeit it softly due to fear, and we’re going to bless them with our patronage.

We will modify our strategy and not damage ourselves with an inability to see the forest for the trees or an inability to recognize strategy.We will get off the cutesy little trend of hating the GOP and realizing that while we were drowning in apathy and Paris Hilton, and JLo and whatever mind-numbing vestige of a crumbling society we had people like Michelle Bachmann, Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Mike Pence, and more battling the demons of the Socialist party.

And what happened? We, myself included, blamed an entire party for leaving the base to which we failed to tether it. Did we fail to realize that had it not been for some people within the GOP, we would already be far more socialist than that which we’re currently facing? We cannot start a new movement by passing the buck. This situation isn’t the fault of the Socialists, the Republicans, the hippies, Heidi Montag, or anyone else.

I am thankful for grace. Credit is due this party for holding rank during this latest legislative battle.

We are responsible for our own vigilance. Do not betray the essence of the movement by denying this responsibility. Do not leave the lions in the party, whose platform best mirrors our own, out to dry. I will fiercely support those who support my freedoms and you should, too. I will fiercely support the best strategy to win.

Don’t ask me to respect the office any longer. Respect is a two-way street and the office failed to respect the will of the American people. I, you, owe “the office” nothing. “The office” works for us. I’m not a serf that must verbally-fellate the office of the presidency just because some hustler managed to twist the arms of weak-willed sycophants into betraying the people whom they are to serve. Don’t snow job me into thinking I’m less of a patriot because I refuse to honor an administration that obliterated the very definition of liberty last night. Don’t be ironic.

I said last July that this is no time for nancies. This is the dawn of the modern-day sons and daughters of liberty. We must heed the call of action and with courageous steps and humble hearts work against tyranny. We will guard our hearts and we will realize that the only fight worth having is a fight on the right side of God. We will not allow our opposition to have the final defeat of using our frustration to make us as they are.

You need to decide right now: will you fight to preserve liberty? Will you give of your time, your money, your passion so that your future generations will benefit? Will you get behind groups like ELPAC, candidates who can best win the race and most mirror our platform? Will you become an evangelist for liberty?
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our
countrymen.”
- Samuel Adams

21 comments:

  1. I doubt that Sam Adams would share a beer with the corporate weasels in the RepubliCON party. Yet who has co-opted the Tea Party? The same brand of RepubliCON politician that decided to team up with Southern bigot after the civil rights act.
    NeonDog

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  2. The anonymous lowlife in the previous comment can kiss my ass. You weasel, you shit-for-brains, we've just been taken over by communists and you whine about the Republicans, who at least here tried to stand up to these little Lenins in the Dem party?

    Plus, shit-for-brains, it was the Democrat BIGOTS who tried to keep the civil rights act from happening; they were even given a nickname; dixicrats.

    GO READ A DAMN BOOK YOU WEASEL shit, you Trotskyite traitor! Be damned if we'll give in to you and this Obama Traitor. I don't give a crap that he's a Muslim (which he is) or that he's black, because I also hate every damn white son-of-a-bitch who voted out our freedom last night, and Pelosi the Whore from HELL who bribed and cheated and conned and threatened until she had her immoral vote for an immoral bill that destroys this country.

    No one has coopted anything in the "Tea Party" besides Harry Reid who has falsely tried to stick a ringer in his race in Nevada, to try to split the vote. "Dirty Harry" knows he is gone, doomed, as a candidate, without deceit and lies, like you.

    We'll take back freedom from you craphound commies who have tried to destroy America.

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  3. Polling on health care is extremely tricky. The latest poll from Gallop (http://www.gallup.com/poll/126521/Favor-Oppose-Obama-Healthcare-Plan.aspx) says 45% are for it, 48% against, and 7% don't know with a +/-4% error. That's hardly overwhelming opposition. Moreover, of that 48% against some fraction doesn't support the current health care reform bill because they feel it doesn't go far enough. That fraction of the 48% may be quite large. Another poll at http://www.pollingreport.com/health2.htm (see the Ipsos/McClatchy poll about a quarter of the way down the page) says that of those respondents who oppose the Democrat's proposal 37% did so because it didn't go far enough.

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  4. 20 Ways ObamaCare Will Take Away Our Freedoms
    By David Hogberg

    1. You are young and don't want health insurance? You are starting up a small business and need to minimize expenses, and one way to do that is to forego health insurance? Tough. You have to pay $750 annually for the "privilege." (Section 1501)

    2. You are young and healthy and want to pay for insurance that reflects that status? Tough. You'll have to pay for premiums that cover not only you, but also the guy who smokes three packs a day, drink a gallon of whiskey and eats chicken fat off the floor. That's because insurance companies will no longer be able to underwrite on the basis of a person's health status. (Section 2701).

    3. You would like to pay less in premiums by buying insurance with lifetime or annual limits on coverage? Tough. Health insurers will no longer be able to offer such policies, even if that is what customers prefer. (Section 2711).

    4. Think you'd like a policy that is cheaper because it doesn't cover preventive care or requires cost-sharing for such care? Tough. Health insurers will no longer be able to offer policies that do not cover preventive services or offer them with cost-sharing, even if that's what the customer wants. (Section 2712).

    5. You are an employer and you would like to offer coverage that doesn't allow your employers' slacker children to stay on the policy until age 26? Tough. (Section 2714).

    6. You must buy a policy that covers ambulatory patient services, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services; chronic disease management; and pediatric services, including oral and vision care.

    Read more elsewhere...what have they done?!

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  5. DITTO DITTO MO!

    COULDN'T SAY IT BETTER.

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  6. Wow. Move to canada? DAMN their socialist too. You say that people deserve health care, but don't want to pay for it. Stop bitching, create a better way or start a revolution or someting. Get off your ass and do something.

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  7. Talk is cheap. Meaningless talk about what a disaster this will be is "free" and worth exactly that.
    And why am I forced to post this as "anonymous"?

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  8. Mo said.....nothing much....dixiecrats..the much sought after bigots ..otherwise known as Nixon's "southern strategy"..
    Now Mo go wipe the spittle from your face and return to your thumb sucking.

    neondog

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  9. Mo for President!!!

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  10. I believe the next great REvolution will be led by women like Belle, Dana and others. You Go Girl!

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  11. Hey my dear friend, I would not call the democrats socialist. That would be giving them a compliment. There is nothing socialist about this healthcare bill. Chris Hedges put it this way: "This bill is not about fiscal responsibility or the common good. The bill is about increasing corporate profit at taxpayer expense. It lavishes hundreds of billions in government subsidies on insurance and drug companies." Single payer, now that I could see conservatives calling a socialist program, but this crappy disgrace of a healthcare bill is far from it. When you are giving large profits to the wealth insurance and drug companies, there is nothing socialist about it. I am disgraced with the democrats; they look like republicans to me! The republicans use to stand for a balanced budget they use to keep democratic spending in line, but ever since Regan they are all for the taxpayer bailing out their poorly run company and then they turn around and are appointed on the board of directors of that company.

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  12. you guys are still talking god grow up i love how now you call the dems commies but yet 5 years ago dems where calling the repubs commies and un patriotatic and un chrstian like i like how you guys are now useing our shit against us man that george really did seperate this country and you guys where'nt putting face paint on clinton and calling him a commie

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  13. jeff..these guys ARE the RepubliCON party...most voted for Bush twice.....too ignorant to understand the difference between the America they actually live in versus the America they've invented in their mind.
    Tea Party? Buyer Beware!!!

    neondog

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  14. Ann Coulter's FriendMarch 24, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Racists and haters like neondog are making phony charges of threats against liberals for passing the health bill, meanwhile up in Canada, liberals are inciting real violence against Ann Coulter.
    It boggles my mind how the hatred in liberals minds have poisoned their whole being. They are the violent ones. They are the haters. They take action on the hate they have in their heart.

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  15. So why are the liberal kooks crowing about passing this health care "reform" bill? The insurance industry and drug companies are making out like bandits. So what is new with that? Isn't it amazing how Obama and his thugs have sold their comrades on this? It is a huge gift to the insurance companies, the drug companies and the trial lawyers. And normal Americans get screwed. Talk about selling fast talking to slow thinking people. Wow. People on the left on delusional. They think they are going to get something for free and instead they screw us all.

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  16. Parliament of Whores.

    Tom
    Seattle

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  17. Good God. Calling people Socialists doesn't do much good except get those in one's echo chamber to perk up one's ears.

    Democrats yelling about Bush did little good. Conservatives calling Obama a Socialist will do little good.

    People have every right to express their anger. However, the body politic, all of us, do much better when we can converse with those who do not see the same way we do.

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  18. Ironically the Tea Party movement (or is it Tea bag) has things somewhat upside down. The Boston tea Party was a revolt against the East India Co. and the corporate favoritism extended to it by the British Government. The East India Co. was effectively given a massive tax break which gave them monopolistic control over the tea trade. This was less about taxation than corporate favoritism and dominance.
    The misplaced, irrational and vitriolic response from teabaggers over a relatively insignificant health care reform bill (considering the last administration spent like drunken sailors, directed most of that spending into the coffers of corporate cronies - including the unnecessary $trillion dollar off budget invasion/occupation of Iraq - and CUT TAXES on the rich) would be better directed at the corporate crooks and their minions in Congress and the White House from 2000-08 who got us into this woeful economic situation. Teabaggers should be demanding strict oversight and regulation of Wall St. practices, not resorting to unwarranted ridiculous accusations of "socialism", etc.
    I guess it's a lot easier just to blame everything on the black guy in the White House, nevermind that he's only been there a year and that his actions and proposals have been anything but radical.
    I think it sould be called the Insani-tea Party Movement.
    By the way, The Constitution was written and ratified for the purpose of establishing a strong Central, Federal government. Tea Partyers who revel in the sacrament of the Constitution would have been rallying against it in the day, judging by their hatred of government.

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  19. Hey Mo, way to represent the fine people of the Tea Party. Your sensitive and diplomatic offerings will go a long way to show how intelligent Tea Party folks are.

    As to Dana's thoughts, I couldn't disagree with them more. Her claim that the health insurance bill was overwhelmingly unpopular is not true. When polled about components of the bill, a vast majority approved. How can one be against not being dropped by an insurance company when one gets sick? Overall, those for the bill were just a little less than those against it, but many were against it because it's been watered down and is actually full of Republican ideas from the past. In other words, hardly socialist.

    I find Dana's writing to be full of the irrational paranoia I've come to know and dislike as I've observed the Tea Party evolve. I'll concede there may be some sincere people within the movement, but too many of them are lacking sufficient information, which allows them to wax apoplectic at the wrong things.

    The culprits are transnational corporations. The problem isn't "socialism," If Dana and her cohorts had their wits about them, they'd notice that Obama is governing as a moderate Republican, which makes claims of "socialism' appear to those with functioning brains quite ludicrous.

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  20. Why not get serious with a third party? Do we believe that either the Democratic or Republican party can be trusted to bring true reform?
    It can be demonstrated, with facts to back it up, that any attempt to transform an existing party is doomed to failure and it is in fact the Tea Party (TP) vision/mission that will be transformed, muted and eventually subverted by trying to change one or both of the existing political parties. What will be the demise of the United States as a viable free and democratic state is in fact the two party system as it exists today. The Republican party establishment would like nothing more than absorb the TP folks as they continue their agenda which is opposed to TP priniciples. Sorry to tell you what you don't want to hear or maybe have others know.

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  21. I appreciate those who cite their sources and back their arguments with evidence rather than merely slinging mud. Props to David Hogberg as well as to the Anonymous statistician who drew our attention to the caveats of polling.

    As for the mud slinging: I can appreciate some good sensationalism (especially if you genuinely believe in what your writing). But fear mongering will only get you so far and will bite your ass if the truth is ever exposed as less extreme or down right different than what you insist it is. (Which is inevitable, and Mo's groupies can suck it.)
    It's easy to write someone off as extremist or conspiratorial when their arguments are obviously written for an audience that already agrees with them. Outsiders have a hard time taking honest Tea Party Patriots seriously if all we hear are paranoid slanderers who insist that "Democrat BIGOTS tried to keep the civil rights act from happening," and that Obama is the Muslim traitor to blame for this decade long saga of fiscal irresponsibility, and that the government's primary agenda is to come after your granny, your children, and (God Forbid) your money. My point is that the Tea Party is strongest with a cool head and facts to back up the potential honesty I see in the popular movement. If you're genuinely passionate about these issues and expect to make a difference, prove to me you do your research so I can take you seriously.

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