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It Is Time To Unseat Mrs. Emerson From The US House Of Representative.

An Article by David Larson, Jackson, MO:

Representative Jo Ann Emerson needs to worry about her chances in the August 2012, Republican primary.  Of the 103 votes cast in the concluding straw poll at the Cape County Tea Party Candidate Forum on July 17, 2012, Mrs. Emerson received the support of seventeen or 16.5% of those who voted.  Mrs. Emerson did not make an appearance nor did she send someone from her staff to speak at the event.  This speaks volumes to her concerns of the folks who elected her to represent the 8th Congressional District.

On the other hand, Mr. Bob Parker garnered eighty-four of the 103 votes simply by attending and expressing his views to the people present at the Forum.  To put this in terms of percentage, it was 79.6% of the votes cast.

This was a huge difference in support of one candidate over the other.  Mr. Parker, one might conclude, demonstrated his concern for the folks he may someday represent in the US House of Representatives.

The following quote is taken from the Matt Kibble’s book Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government’s Stranglehold on America, Chapter 5.

  • “Those in power are not only pushing back against the liberation of individual preferences seen elsewhere in society; they are pushing back hard against anyone who wants to be let inside the castle gates, anybody who wants to be part of the process of deciding.  Ensconced inside, the political class seems to be looking down from the castle turrets at the rest of America.
  • Their disdain is palpable.
  • They see unwashed rubes, amateurs who could not possibly understand the complexities of governance.  We are just too simple to understand, not quite smart enough to take care of ourselves on the big issues of the day.  They, the experts have drawn a line in the sand that you, a stakeholder in the American Enterprise, shall not pass.”

Josh Haynes, senior staffer with Emerson’s campaign, was quoted in the Southeast Missourian on July 20, 2012, Emerson fliers attack Parker on drug, terror stances:

“Parker’s logic is flawed and shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how the federal government works.”

As a senior staffer of Team Emerson Campaign, Mr. Haynes words speak directly to the core values of Mrs. Emerson.  From the two quotes above it does not take a “member of the political class” to connect the dots of Mrs. Emerson’s feelings for her employer, the voters in the 8th Congressional District.  One might surmise Mrs. Emerson is a “Washington Insider” (a member of the House of Representatives since 1996) feeling she knows what is best for the people in the her District no matter how the majority in her District feel about a “big issue.”  Sometimes her votes reflect the views’ of the District and sometimes not.  Mrs. Emerson could better serve her constituents by following this guiding Principle of Liberty, “The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.”

Mrs. Emerson’s surrogates want to link Mr. Parker to a fringe libertarian group, NORML.  The campaign should not go there.  Mrs. Emerson has donated to the campaign of one of the most vile, divisive, “hate speech mongering” member of Congress and the Democratic Party Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  All one has to do is follow this link

http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/norindsea.shtml

Type in Emerson Jo Ann, press Get Listing and look for 29935452666.

It is a document on the Federal Election Commission’s website.  It shows Mrs. Emerson as a donor to the Wasserman-Schultz for Congress 2010 US House of Representative Primary campaign in the amount of $218.50.

It is time to unseat Mrs. Emerson from the US House of Representative.

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Conservative, Election, Tea Party

 

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One Thing Jo Ann Emerson and Barack Obama Have In Common…

…both are running away from their records in Washington, DC.

h/t wikipedia.orgSadly, that’s not the only thing.

Like Obama’s attack on Bain Capital, Emerson’s campaign is disingenuously attacking her opponent over a comment regarding the failed Federal war on drugs.  So, you have to ask the following question:

“Does Bob Parker advocate that laws should be changed such that residents of MO-8 can go out and buy marijuana for recreational use?”

No one in Emerson’s Campaign could honestly answer ‘yes’.  The Staff knows it’s not true.  Jim Limbaugh (Emerson’s Treasurer) knows it’s not true.  Jo Ann Emerson knows it’s not true.  As an answer to my question, I would get the same mumbo-jumbo-lawyer-approved argument that they hope will keep the voters’ focus off of the real issue in this election – her record.

The votes that Jo Ann casts are the most important things she does as a member of the House; it’s her record.  So, why does Jo Ann Emerson want to keep the focus off her record?

Simple:  Far too many of her votes are on the same side as Barack Obama*

  • On TARP (the bailout of the big banks) Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.
  • On bailing out the corrupt AIG Insurance giant, Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.
  • On allowing the VPs and Presidents and CEOs to still get bonuses at the bailed-out banks, Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.
  • On exposing taxpayer dollars to failing union pensions, Jo Ann Emerson co-sponsored it (to the delight of Barack Obama).
  • On Cash for Clunkers, Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.
  • On the NDAA, that allows the government to imprison American Citizens indefinitely without trial, Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.
  • On funding the business-crushing EPA, Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.
  • On funding the Department of Education that centrally controls our children’s future with big-government edicts, Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.
  • On funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion factory, Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.
  • On funding Dodd-Frank and its business-crushing regulations, Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.
  • On violating the 72-hour Republican promise for voting on bills, Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.
  • After the Tea Party and millions of Americans screamed ‘NO!’ to more spending… …on raising the debt ceiling and enslaving your children to $2.4 Trillion more debt and deficit spending, Jo Ann Emerson voted with Barack Obama.

Jo Ann Emerson repeatedly votes with Barack Obama, and considering that she made these votes in the face of a renewed Conservative and Tea Party microscope, she will continue to vote with Barack Obama if she is sent back.

The Heritage Foundation* has calculated a more than disappointing 44% Conservative rating for her Congressional Votes (Todd Akin = 82%).  And, the Madison Project put her top-3 most liberal Republican voting record into their Hall Of Shame.*

True Conservative?

In a recent flyer attacking her opponent, the claim is that she is the “TRUE Conservative”.  Really?  Ask yourself these questions:

  • Would a TRUE Conservative vote to fund the EPA?
  • Would a TRUE Conservative be the Vice Chair of Center Aisle Caucus?
  • Would a TRUE Conservative be a member of the liberal Main Street Partnership?
  • Would a TRUE Conservative be the Chair of the Tuesday Group, a meeting of House liberal Republicans?
  • Would a TRUE Conservative be a Founding Member of the Bipartisan Congressional Retreat?
  • Would a TRUE Conservative vote to fund the abortion factory that is Planned Parenthood?
  • Would a TRUE Conservative donate to the vile chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Shultz?
  • Would a TRUE Conservative vote for a $2.4 Trillion increase in taxes (debt ceiling)?

Clearly the answer is ‘No’ for each of these questions, yet your conservative Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson voted or is responsible for each of the items above.

Defending Jo Ann Emerson = Defending Barack Obama:

Would a TRUE Conservative stand tall in front their constituents and defend their record or hide behind semantic attacks on their opponent?  (Are we going to need a milk carton?)

You’ve seen the gotcha video of her opponent at a forum in Poplar Bluff, MO.  Have you seen grainy cell-phone video of Jo Ann Emerson being asked tough questions by 2 of her constituents at the same time in a back-and-forth forum?

No.

Why?

Because to stand in front of such a forum and defend her record on the items above, she’d have to defend many items on Barack Obama’s march-to-socialism agenda:

  • To defend her record, she’d be defending Barack Obama and her vote to fund his EPA that regulates carbon dioxide, spilled milk and ditches on our farms.
  • To defend her record, she’d be defending Barack Obama’s attacks on the unborn and her vote to fund Planned Parenthood’s baby killing machine.
  • To defend her record, she’d be defending Barack Obama and her vote to take $Billions$ from taxpayers and hand them over to insurance giant AIG.
  • To defend her record, she’d be defending Barack Obama and her Cash for Clunkers vote to support the GM / Chrysler bailout that, likely illegally, handed the companies over to the UAW.
  • To defend her record, she’d be defending Barack Obama’s big-spending-agenda and her vote to increase the national debt by $2.4 Trillion (a tax increase) that is the largest increase in the history of the nation (that’s $7,000+ of debt she voted to give to every child born in 2012).

Union Support:

If the Tea Party urged you to cross the aisle and vote for a Democrat primary candidate, obvious that candidate is the best option to vote for items on the Tea Party agenda.  Of course.

That is exactly what happened in 2010 when the IBEW Union sent a letter to their members urging them to, disingenuously,  cross the aisle vote for Jo Ann Emerson in that primary.

The letter stated, “Over the past few years, myself and other labor representatives in the area, have sought out labor friendly Republican Candidates who will support our agenda and protect the legislative safeguards such as prevailing wage, immigration laws etc. that allow us to keep a level playing field with the non-union contractors.” [Emphasis Added]

Prevailing Wage legislation is what removes the level playing field; it doesn’t create it.  In theory, unions are fine, but when they need special legislation to allow them to compete, they are not conducive to the Free Market that made this country great.  If they are so great, they should be able to compete in the Free Market w/o special legislative safeguards.

I haven’t seen a 2012 version of that letter, but I suspect, with her union pension bill co-sponsorship, the sentiment is the same as it was in 2010.

Don’t Complain:

I certainly urge everyone who reads this discussion to study the issues and vote their conscious.  This is not a diatribe against Jo Ann Emesron’s character or personality.  It is simply a look at her record on some of the most important votes of the last 4 years.

However…

  • If you do vote for Jo Ann Emerson, don’t complain about the EPA, because she will vote to fund it.
  • If you do vote for Jo Ann Emerson, don’t complain about Planned Parenthood, because she will vote to fund it.
  • If you do vote for Jo Ann Emerson, don’t complain about the National Debt, because she will vote to increase it.
  • If you do vote for Jo Ann Emerson, don’t complain about Dodd-Frank, because she will vote to fund it.
  • If you do vote for Jo Ann Emerson, don’t complain about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, because she will vote to keep it.

Summary:

You’ve heard the tired cliché that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.  Well, in southeast Missouri, surely we are not insane.

  • If you want more of the same in Washington, more spending, more big government, more business-strangling regulation, send Jo Ann Emerson back to Washington.
  • If you want far too many of your representative’s votes to support Barack Obama’s freedom crushing agenda, send Jo Ann Emerson Back to Washington.

For real change, if you want a Constitutional Conservative for a representative, you have to change who’s there.  If you want small and limited government, you have to change who’s there.

If you want to change Washington, you have to change who’s there.

If you want to change Washington, you have to change who’s there.

If you want to change Washington, you have to change who’s there.

The only way to change Washington… …is to change who’s there.

I like Jo Ann Emerson.  She has always been very nice to me, and Jo Ann Emerson is a fine woman.  She loves her country and cares about Missouri’s 8th District.

But, if a 16-year tenure is good enough for great TRUE Conservative Missouri State Representatives and Senators like Jason Crowell, Brian Nieves, Jane Cunningham and Jim Lembke, it’s good enough for our U.S. Congressional Representatives.

As the Chairman of the Cape County Tea Party, there was one vote that was most critical to me in the 112th Congress.  Jo Ann voted to raise the debt ceiling guaranteeing that the Federal Government would deficit-spend another $2.4 Trillion.  This is nothing more than a tax increase that you, me, our children, our grandchildren will have to pay for in countless measures of reduced standard of living.

This is the primary reason (along with others noted above) that I will vote this time for a chance to bring more a conservative voting record to our district; I will be voting for Bob Parker.

(This writing reflects my personal views and may or may not reflect the members of the Cape County Tea Party)

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Posted by on July 22, 2012 in Congress, Conservative, Election, Free Market

 

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Will You Vote…

…the Values That Will Stand the Test of Fire:

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Abortion, Election, Freedom

 

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12 Reasons To Vote Democrat

Via E-Mail…h/t examiner.com

When your family or friends cannot explain why they voted Democrat, give them this list. Then they can pick a reason from this “TOP 12″…

1. I voted Democrat because I believe oil company’s profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.

2. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

3. I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

4. I voted Democrat because I’m too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.

5. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start driving a Prius.

6. I voted Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

7. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education and Social Security benefits, and we should take away Social Security from those who paid into it.

8. I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves.

They need to break even and give the rest to the government for redistribution as they see fit.

9. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe organization who would never get their agenda past the voters.

10.. I voted Democrat because I think that it is better to pay billions to people who hate us for their oil, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher or fish.

11. I voted Democrat because while we live in the greatest, most wonderful country in the world, I was promised “HOPE AND CHANGE”.

12. I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my butt, it’s unlikely that I’ll ever have another point of view.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Democrat, Election, Obama

 

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It’s The Record, Stupid!

What’s different about the 2012 and 2008 primary at this point?  Unlike McCain, the Mainstream Media and the Establishment GOP aren’t the only one telling us to vote for a squishy moderate.  Ann Coulter, John Gibson, Brit Hume, all conservative, are saying the same thing?!?!

Don’t vote for Newt!

This is the same Ann Coulter that claimed if we don’t nominate Christie, Romney will be nominated and he will lose… …is now belittling us if we’re considering Newt.  I guess we’re already laughing Ann.

There’s just one little problem for Ann, the Media, the Establishment GOP, and now Conservative Pundits:

  • Conservative Voters followed the Establishment GOP candidate, McCain, and got royally screwed
  • When Mitt Romney was in power, he capitulated to the left enacting ObamaRomneyCare, State Mandates, top-down Government, and he installed liberal judges
  • When Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, he gave us the Contract With America,Welfare Reform, and a (so-called) Balanced Budget

Why are Conservatives ignoring you?  It’s the Record, Stupid!

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2012 in Election, Republican

 

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The Crux Of This Election

There is only one factor that defines this election.  There is only one thing that matters.

One number:  The Gross National Debt

The Gross National Debt has not decreased since 1968 — a generation.

Every Conservative American must educate themselves (in all races) and pick the Primary Candidate that has voted, will vote, or will veto, immediately, to stop the increase of The Gross National Debt within one year.  Incumbent or challenger, who do you trust to reduce the Gross National Debt?  How have they behaved in the past related to the debt?  Who do you trust?

Anything less, and our Republic is destined to fail.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Election

 

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Candidate Seletor Quiz

In 2008, I had a close family member take an on-line quiz to help her base her vote on the issues.  The quiz said, based on her answers, that she should vote for McCain.  She voted for Obama anyway… …and has been summarily disowned (j/k).

So, I started looking for candidate selector quizzes for the 2012 Presidential Primaries.  I will post them here with a bit of information about the creator as I find them:

SelectSmart

Based on the wording of the questions, I could tell that the the quiz was created by a progressive, and Curt Anderson, the creator of this quiz, is a self-proclaimed liberal.  However, the results did come out as I expected

Here and here are a couple of articles on the author.

OnTheIssues

The editor-in-chief of this site and quiz is Jesse Gordon and the site tells us:

Our mission is to provide non-partisan information for voters in the Presidential election, so that votes can be based on issues rather than on personalities and popularity.  We get our information daily from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet — it is a labor-intensive process that requires countless volunteer hours.

Clearly, Mr. Gordon is another progressive, but again, the quiz came out as I expected

This is just a starter for this post; I will update it as I run across more quizzes

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2012 in Election

 

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