Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Two For Us

I'm going to do something I have never done before on this blog.  I'm going to ask you to contribute money.  Not to me, of course, but to two gentlemen who might just be able to interrupt the abominable health-care juggernaut bulldozing through Congress as we speak.

First, let me mention Scott Brown, candidate for Ted Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts.  A friend emailed this to me, and I can't state the case any better:
After almost five decades spent represented by Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate, Massachusetts is on the verge of electing a Republican to replace him.

Frankly, it’s astonishing.

This morning, the liberal Huffington Post online blog announced, “Republicans Have Already Won Massachusetts Special Election.”  “This race is not about Ted Kennedy…,” says the article, “This is about how in one year, the day before Obama's first inaugural anniversary, Democrats have gone from Superpower status to beating back anything moderate or Republican in philosophy.”

Republican candidate, State Senator Scott Brown is ahead by one point in a recent Public Policy poll, and recently picked up major endorsements from the State Police Association and the Boston Herald newspaper.

By all accounts, this race is going to be a squeaker.

The stakes are huge. If elected, Brown would deprive Democrats of the 60th vote needed in the Senate to sustain their filibuster-proof supermajority. Assuming Obama’s healthcare bill doesn’t pass the Senate before Massachusetts' new Senator is sworn in, it is even possible that this single election could cause a sea-change in consideration of the healthcare bill.

Recapturing one more seat in the Senate will allow us to stop “Cap and Tax,” and the gamut of liberal proposals being advanced by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

Scott Brown is close, and needs our help. Your contribution right now can make a real difference in what’s happening in Washington, D.C. Losing a statewide race in a typically blue state like Massachusetts will send shockwaves through the Democratic Party establishment and bring Barack Obama’s administration back to the center from the far left.

Please, please, PLEASE go to Scott Brown's site, and contribute something.  Anything.

The second fellow I would like you to meet is our state's Attorney General, Henry McMaster.  I've known Henry a long time, and he is a good and honest man.  He is currently running for Governor of South Carolina, but in his post as AG, he has the potential to disrupt that horrible bill I've mentioned.  Here's Henry's take on the situation:
The Obama health care bill is an assault on the US Constitution and our basic freedoms.

It's so flawed, so unpopular, that Democratic leaders had to load it up with special interest deals, kickbacks, and payoffs just to get Democrats to vote for it. Sadly, this has become part of the culture of corruption in Washington, DC.

It is clear to me and many state Attorneys General that the most shameless payoff - given to Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson in exchange for his vote, the last vote Democrats needed for passage - is unconstitutional and must be challenged.

This "Cornhusker Kickback" requires the federal government to pay for 100% of Nebraska's share of Medicaid costs, while the taxpayers in the 49 other states have to pay their share and pay Nebraska's share too!

Fourteen states attorneys general have joined me in warning Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid that they must remove the unconstitutional "Cornhusker Kickback" or face action.

So far, they have refused. So has President Obama. Senator Nelson has even asked me to "call off the dogs." But we will not stop because our American way of life is at stake.
While a contribution toward Henry's Gubernatorial campaign won't directly help this fight, it will tell him that we stand with him, and he needs to know that he has our support.  So, please consider sending a donation to Henry's campaign

Actions speak louder than words, especially typed words on a screen.  Click the links and help those who are trying to help us and the rest of the country.

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