February 5, 2014
By Rick Scarborough with Robert Knight
Tea Parties Need to Keep ObamaCare on the Front Burner
This week, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 2 million people – not merely 800,000 – would lose their jobs because of ObamaCare. This is terrible news for the Democrats, and good news (not the loss of jobs but that this is becoming known) for the Republicans.
With ObamaCare killing the economic “recovery,” and millions of Americans added weekly to the toll of those devastated by pink slips, higher insurance premiums and the loss of their doctors, the GOP should be able to ride the issue right into the voting booths in November.
However, never underestimate the GOP’s capacity for self-destruction. The party leadership is working on the one issue that could divide the party and depress turnout of the party’s base: immigration amnesty. Never mind that polls say Americans are not remotely interested in that issue right now.
House Speaker John Boehner is telling his troops that the GOP will come up with some kind of compromise that will allow the more than 11 million illegals to stay in the United States. Nobody is talking about what kind of signal that would send south of the border.
After the 1986 immigration amnesty, millions of Mexicans and Central Americans stormed the border, confident that they, too, would achieve legal status at some point. So forget the 11 million figure and ratchet it up to, oh, 20 to 30 million over the next few years.
Republicans insist they will produce a “good” bill that stresses border enforcement. There are two things wrong with this. One, this promise is always broken. Two, any bill that the House sends to Harry Reid’s Senate will come back stuffed with liberal schemes designed to put Republicans in deer-caught-in-the-headlights mode.
It will also include a thinly-veiled “path to citizenship,” so that millions can be added to welfare rolls and Democrat voter lists. In Texas, that would mean the end of two-party politics, and the end of national elections in which any conservative could win the presidency.
Meanwhile, as you can read below, the Internal Revenue Service, which has become a predatory partisan machine, is giving its employees millions in bonuses, courtesy of taxpayers. Scandal? What scandal?
It’s up to the Tea Parties once more to save the country from the folly of the ruling class in both parties. We should be encouraged that some powerful public figures are speaking out in the Tea Parties’ defense. A front page Commentary section article in today’s Washington Times by Dr. Ben Carson is a must read. He gets it, and he lays out the case simply and effectively.
We need more strong people of faith like Dr. Carson who are willing to say what the media won’t: God-fearing Americans are tired of being told what’s good for them and are determined to restore self-government.
The Enduring Spirit of the Tea Parties
By Ben Carson
The famous Boston Tea Party involved disgruntled colonists who felt unfairly treated by the British Motherland, which was imposing an ever-increasing burden of taxation with little or no input from those being taxed.
The concept of cutting back on government expenditures was as foreign to the British as it is to our government today, which provides lip service but no meaningful action.
Why do so many members of the political class go to such great lengths to demonize the Tea Party?
It is not a sophisticated political organization, but rather consists of a loosely knit group of American citizens from many backgrounds who are not ready to relinquish the power of the people into the hands of government entities whose interests and values do not seem to coincide with theirs.
Republicans Ride to the Rescue of the Democrats
By Thomas Sowell
The latest bright idea among Beltway Republicans is a new version of amnesty that is virtually certain to lose votes among the Republican base and is unlikely to gain many votes among the Hispanics that the Republican leadership is courting.
One of the enduring political mysteries is how the GOP can be so successful in winning governorships and control of state legislatures, while failing to make much headway in Washington. Maybe there are just too many “clever” Republican consultants inside the Beltway.
Listening to discussions of immigration laws and proposals to reform them is like listening to something out of “Alice in Wonderland.” Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them.
‘America the Vulgar’: Obama Liberals Expand Government to Fill Hole Created by Moral Decline
By Robert Knight
The trouble with liberals is not just that they eventually run out of other people’s money, as Margaret Thatcher observed. It’s that they find new ways every day to project their own dysfunctional worldview on the rest of us.
It’s like living next door to a nuclear-waste dump run by the Bumpusses. You’d like to ignore it, but shards of spent fuel keep falling into your yard and setting your dog on fire.
This is how non-progressive Americans increasingly view our ever-coarsening, “progressive” popular culture and the ruling elites who promote it.
They’re aghast at not only the moral meltdown, but the rise of dictatorial executive power in Washington, as explained to us by the president in his State of the Union address, in which he reduced Congress to a helpmate at best.
Fresh from Targeting Tea Parties, IRS to Give Itself Millions in Bonuses
Citing the need to boost employee morale, the Internal Revenue Service’s new commissioner said Monday that he will pay out millions of dollars in bonuses to agency employees, reversing a decision his predecessor made to save money amid the sequester budget cuts and other belt-tightening last year.
The agency remains under fire for targeting tea party groups, but Commissioner John Koskinen said the bonuses are needed to retain and attract good employees in a time of cutbacks.
Dr. Scarborough’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Feb. 16-19 – Speaking at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Rhinehart, LA.
Mar. 6 – God and Country Rally in San Antonio, TX. Place to be determined.
Mar. 25-26 – United in Purpose Voter Summit in Dallas, TX also featuring Glenn Beck and George Barna.
April 14 – Speaking at The Villages Tea Party meeting in The Villages, FL.
April 15 – Speaking at the Eastern Orlando Tea Party in Altamonte Springs, FL.
April 24 – God and Country Rally in Fort Worth, TX
April 28-30 – Dr. Scarborough will be speaking to Pastors during Family Heritage Alliance’s South Dakota Shepherds’ Symposium Tour 2014 at the following locations:
- April 28 – Luncheon at 10:45 a.m. at the ‘South Canyon Baptist Church’ (3333 West Chicago Street) Rapid City, SD
- April 28 – Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the ‘First Reformed Church’ (516 W. 14th Ave.) Mitchell, SD
- April 29 – Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the ‘Cornerstone United Methodist Church’ (1350 11th St NE) Watertown, SD
- April 29 – Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the ‘Morningside Community Church’ (2120 3rd Street) Brookings, SD
- April 30 – Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the ‘First Evangelical Free Church’ (2601 W. 69th Street) Sioux Falls, SD
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