After numerous efforts to replace Obamacare failed, President Trump stated that he is fine with letting it implode under its own weight, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has stated that he is bringing a vote to the floor on the same bill to repeal Obamacare that passed the Senate in 2015. It would have an effective date two years away.
Three Republican Senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Susan Collins of Maine said they oppose McConnell’s proposal. Of those three, only Collins voted against the 2015 repeal plan. Continue reading →
The mini drama plays out every day in thousands of households around the world. “Mom, can I go to the mall, play, see my friends, watch a movie? You fill in the blank. Mother responds, “Sure, but first clean up your room.”
Five or ten minutes later, “Mom, can I go now, my friends are waiting?” This time the Mother’s response is in the form of a question. “Have you cleaned up your room?” The answer comes back, “I’m almost done.” The mother patiently replies, “Finish cleaning up your room.” Continue reading →
“A fraud perpetuated on the American people.” What an irony that Senator David Perdue pointedly addressed his fellow Senators with these words on June 6, the same day that we remembered D-Day 73 years ago.
On June 6, 1944, the United States launched the most massive military undertaking in world history. It required an unshakable resolve, monumental planning, impeccable execution, and passionate prayer. It was a time of crisis for our nation and, with God’s care, we rose to meet the crisis.
73 years later our nation is in the midst of another crisis that is even more ominous. It is a crisis that is more sinister and threatening than even the threat of terrorism. Like a cancer on our nation, it is steadily and tenaciously destroying us from the inside.
For 14 minutes, Senator Perdue presented common sense truth to the Senate. This was not an address filled with partisan flamboyancy. It was not an address in the late night hours to an empty room simply to have footage for campaign commercial.
It was a call for the Senate to simply do its job. It was a call to seriously address a national debt that has grown to nearly 20 trillion dollars. It was a call to have an honest budget process. You can watch his message in less time than it takes for a coffee break.
If you feel that you do not have time to watch it, then I’ll give you the reader’s digest version below. But you need to watch this speech.
This is not a politician pontificating. It is a plain spoken American exhorting his colleagues to stop serving themselves and serve the American people. Continue reading →
Early voting opened today in the 6th Congressional District runoff. I live in the 2nd District and will not be able to cast a vote in this election. For those who do live in the 6th, I encourage you to vote early.
There are many, myself included, who believe that voting should be on election day except for absentees. Election day only voting would reduce the opportunity for fraudulent voting.
As much as I believe that, the fact is that early voting is a reality. Disagreeing with early voting and waiting until election day will not change early voting.
Republicans have always done well on election day voting. Democrats historically have a slight advantage in early voting. Republicans need dominate both. Here is why I encourage you to vote early. Continue reading →
I was once asked what got me involved in Republican politics. My answer is easy: Bill Clinton and the Democrat party.
When the Monica Lewinski affair came out Bill Clinton angrily shook his finger at the television camera and the American people denying any impropriety. While I did not believe a word he was saying, I counted it as just politics.
Then he testified to the Grand Jury and again blatantly lied. Not only did he lie, but it was evident that the Clintons made threats and went after those who told the truth. At that point it was no longer just politics. Continue reading →
There has been a visceral reaction from conservatives at the budget bill that will fund the government through the end of the year. President Trump and Republicans campaigned on several key issues including repeal and replacement of Obamacare, defunding Planned Parenthood, Sanctuary Cities, and building the wall.
The appointment and subsequent confirmation of Judge Gorsuch was a key victory. Executive orders that overturned Obama’s Executive orders were victories.
On the Legislative front, the movement has been slow at best. The voters who flooded the polling places to vote for Trump and Republicans are losing patience. Continue reading →
On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Republicans in Fourteen Congressional Districts across Georgia held District Conventions. The Second Congressional District unanimously adopted a resolution supporting Karen Handel in the special election runoff on June 20th. Many at the convention also backed the resolution with checks and on-line donations to Karen’s campaign.
A Resolution by the 2nd District Georgia Republican Party Expressing United Support for Karen Handel
WHEREAS, the 6th Congressional District of Georgia is a conservative district that has been represented by Republicans including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, current US Senator Johnny Isakson, and current Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price; and Continue reading →
In a recent editorial, Congressman Sanford Bishop decried the 2018 federal budget submitted by President Trump. He wrote that the proposal would be a “recipe for disaster” for the people of the Second Congressional District of Georgia.
Bishop said that his metric for analyzing legislation is whether or not it improves the lives of the people of Southwest Georgia. His editorial reveals his view of the citizens of Southwest Georgia as being helpless and totally dependent on the federal government. Continue reading →
The talking heads and pundits have pointed their fingers and cast the blame on the “failure” of the Obamacare legislation vote that Speaker Ryan cancelled last Friday. I do not see productive value for the American people and the Republican Party in the finger pointing and blame.
It is beneficial to take a look at what happened and learn from the process. Three words summarize what happened: Communicated, Complicated, and Confidence. Continue reading →
Congressman Sanford Bishop has stated that he is pro-life. Evidence proves otherwise. On January 24, 2017, the US House of Representatives voted to permanently prohibit federal funds for abortion. Sanford Bishop voted against the bill two times.
In 2015, Sanford Bishop voted twice to support Planned Parenthood. The issue will come up again. Continue reading →