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An Open Letter to Senator John McCain

28 October, 2013

Today, I received a letter from Sen. McCain.  Naturally, it was just another form letter designed to scare Republicans out of their hard-earned money:

From:  John McCain
To:  DoctorBulldog_mail(at)YAHOO.COM

Friend,

Barack Obama and the Democrats are falsely claiming a mandate from last year’s election in order to continue to advance their ultra-left agenda of ever-expanding government, massive deficits, and class warfare.

We must act immediately to strengthen and expand our Party for the 2013-2014 election cycle. And we must remain true to our conservative principles so that we can put brakes on the disastrous policies of a second-term Obama administration.

I am determined to do whatever I can to ensure our Party has the resources to win in future elections. That’s why I’ve asked the Republican National Committee if I can write to you today to urge you to support the RNC’s efforts to elect Republicans at all levels in the 2013-2014 elections.

By acting today, you will be reaffirming your personal commitment to stand up for an America where low taxes, free enterprise, limited government, individual responsibility, and a strong military are the building blocks to a prosperous and secure future for our nation and our families.

Barack Obama campaigned on the promise that he would bring our country together, reach beyond partisanship to solve our country’s critical problems.

Instead, President Obama has proven to be one of the most divisive leaders our nation has ever seen.

The bottom line is this: We need your personal commitment today to help ensure that we elect Republicans who will fight for the initiatives and policies that will build a strong America and stop Barack Obama and the Democrats’ misguided policies.

With 38 governorships, 35 Senatorial, 435 Congressional and thousands of offices at stake up-and-down the ballot, we will need to spend tens of millions of dollars on candidate recruitment, opposition research, voter identification and grassroots organizing.

It is often said that “elections have consequences,” and never has that been truer than what we are witnessing now. Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress have clearly shown that they are determined to take our country down a far-reaching, radical and destructive path.

Right now, nothing is more critical than stopping them.

Please contribute $14 today to help provide the foundation for Republican victories in 2014.

Sincerely,
John McCain

Naturally, I just couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to respond to Comrade McCain.  Below is my response:

Dear John McCain,

I voted for you and ex-Governor Palin in 2008.  I am sorry that you lost.  Not because I thought you, personally, would make a great President, but because I believed, and still believe, that ex-Governor Palin would have MADE you a great President!

That being said, if you and your Neo-Progressive GOP establishment were legitimately serious about putting the brakes on the Democrats’ and the Obama Administration’s disastrous, Communist policies, then you most certainly would have fully supported Senator Ted Cruz and his pseudo filibuster!

Yet, you failed to support him.  In fact, you fatuously belittled Sen. Cruz in a most public way!  Shame on you and the entire Neo-Progressive GOP establishment! You are part of the problem, John.  You and the Neo-Progressive GOP establishment are out of touch with the majority of Americans.

Currently, the largest ideological group in America is not Moderate nor Liberal; it’s Conservative.  Think about that.  You are disenfranchising 40 percent of America, my friend!

John, you have been handed a golden opportunity to make history and revive a GOP which is currently in its death-throes.   You will not be able to save the patient unless you assiduously and legitimately embrace the Tea Party Conservatives, thus breathing new life into the GOP.  I don’t care what you’ve been told or think; the GOP will not survive without incorporating the Tea Party Conservatives in a very real and meaningful way.

Also, quit worrying about appeasing and kowtowing to the “Lame Stream Media” (as ex-Gov. Palin likes to call them).  It’s absolutely embarrassing.  How’s that strategy working out for you, John?  What are you?   A man or a puppet?

The LSM is the bastard love child of Communism.   President Ronald Reagan (the second greatest President, ever, in my humble opinion) NEVER kowtowed to Communism in any form.  Neither should you.  Furthermore, you will NEVER appease the LSM as long as you claim ownership of that “R” next to your name on the ballot.  So, either stop your vain attempts at mollifying the LSM, or come out of the closet and declare yourself a Democrat in order to garner favoritism from a far-Left leaning LSM.   One or the other, John.  

Tangentially, your seemingly constant state of obsequiousness to the LSM has me wondering,  do you really think so maladroitly of your constituents that you actually think you need to get the LSM on your side in order to win an election?  They are NEVER on your side, yet you still keep winning your coveted Senate seat.  So, what’s the deal with all that fatuous suck-up-ism?

Face it, John, the GOP establishment is dead unless it genuinely supports and embraces the Tea Party Conservative movement which has swept America in the past few years.  No, I don’t mean merely paying Conservatives a bunch of lip service while surreptitiously sawing off their legs in order to fit them into a Procrustean bed designed by a group of misguided, egotistical Neo-Progressive GOP’ers.  Make your guest beds longer, my friend, not your guests’ legs shorter!

True comradeship within the ENTIRE Republican Party is the golden key you and your Neo-Progressive GOP establishment seems to have lost.  What I am saying is that you MUST veraciously and unquestionably support and embrace the Tea Party Conservatives in order to save the GOP!  No more hollow words or empty promises.  No more backstabbing and fatuous belittlement of Tea Party Conservatives.  No more elitism and backroom deals.

Until such a time as that, you and the rest of your Progressive GOP buddies will get NO HELP from the likes of me, nor from the likes of most Conservatives and Moderates.

I believe it was Lee Atwater who popularized the term, “The Big Tent.”  Well,  don’t you think it’s about time that your Big Tent genuinely provide accommodations for the Right, too, instead of just pretending it does when it really doesn’t?

- Doctor Bulldog

Bill to Protect Your E-Mail Privacy Gives Feds Power to Read It Without a Warrant

20 November, 2012

So, where are all those Lefturds and Libtards who were screaming bloody murder when the Patriot Act was thrust upon us?

Yeah. That’s what I thought…

Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants
CNET

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans’ e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans’ e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law.

CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail, is scheduled for next week.

Leahy’s rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans’ e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge.

[…]

Markham Erickson, a lawyer in Washington, D.C. who has followed the topic closely and said he was speaking for himself and not his corporate clients, expressed concerns about the alphabet soup of federal agencies that would be granted more power:

“There is no good legal reason why federal regulatory agencies such as the NLRB, OSHA, SEC or FTC need to access customer information service providers with a mere subpoena. If those agencies feel they do not have the tools to do their jobs adequately, they should work with the appropriate authorizing committees to explore solutions. The Senate Judiciary committee is really not in a position to adequately make those determinations.”

The list of agencies that would receive civil subpoena authority for the contents of electronic communications also includes the Federal Reserve, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Postal Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Mine Enforcement Safety and Health Review Commission.

[…]

5 Senate Tossup Races to Watch

29 June, 2012

Here in Missouri, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) is considered a tossup when matched with challenger Sarah Steelman (R), who has an 8-point lead as of yesterday.  

After the SCOTUS ruling saying that Obamacare is just another tax on the poor and middle Americans, I’m thinking Sarah Steelman is going to pull way out in front.

After all, in 2006, McCaskill won the senate race by only 2.3 percent of the total vote even after ACORN stole the election for her.  

Also, Missourians are very much opposed to the Obamacare tax which McCaskill voted for.  In fact, during the 2010 “Bay of Libs” election cycle, 71 percent of Missouri’s voters rejected the Obamacare tax via passage of Prop. C.

So, long story short, unless Sarah Steelman makes a major misstep, Claire McCaskill is toast here in Missouri.

Unfortunately, the other senate tossups are not as clear cut.  My fellow Tea Partiers in those states need to really kick it up a notch or two if they want to have any shot at picking up the senate:

Obamacare Democrats Find Themselves in GOP Crosshairs
NewsMax.com

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare puts a number of Senate Democrats who voted for the healthcare overhaul and are seeking re-election in the crosshairs of the GOP.

Of the 60 Democrats and independents that voted to approve President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, 15 are up for re-election this year. The GOP needs to pick up four seats to take control of the Senate should Obama win re-election; three should Mitt Romney win, as his GOP vice president would break the tie.

Of those seeking re-election, the GOP’s best chance for pickups are most likely in Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio and Michigan.

Republican candidates were leading in two of those five states —Missouri and Montana — based on the latest TPM Poll Averages as of Thursday — while the Republican challenger was nipping at the heels of the Democrat incumbent in Florida.

[…]

Here is a look at the key five contests based on the latest TMP Poll Averages:

Missouri: Incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill trails Republican Sarah Steelman by an 8-point margin — 48.7 to 40.7 percent. McCaskill is a big target for the GOP with many experts predicting that Republicans will not pick up the seats it needs to take the Senate unless they can win here.

Montana: Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg is holding onto a narrow 2-point lead over Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, 49 to 47 percent.

Florida: Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., enjoys a slight 2.1-point lead over Republican challenger Connie Mack — 41.6 to 39.5 percent.

Ohio: Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is leading by 11.4 points over Republican challenger Josh Mandel — 48 to 36.6 percent.

Michigan: Democrat Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has an 11-point lead over Republican Pete Hoekstra — 48.7 to 37.7 percent.

Blunt Amendment Defeated in Senate

1 March, 2012

There’s only a “separation of church and state” when the Libtards and Lefturds want to keep you from freely practicing your religion in public; the rest of the time, they dispense with their “separation” mantra and use the “state” to cram unconstitutional legislation down your throat.  I think the following example illustrates quite clearly what I am talking about:

Blunt amendment defeated in Senate
By JENNIFER HABERKORN and KATE NOCERA – Politico

The Senate defeated Sen. Roy Blunt’s amendment to allow employers to refuse to cover health services Thursday, dealing Republicans a high-profile setback in the fight over the Obama administration’s contraception coverage mandate.

Sen. Olympia Snowe, the Maine Republican who this week said she would not run for reelection, joined nearly all Democrats in a 51-48 vote to dispense of the amendment, which would have allowed employers to decline to cover certain health benefits that conflict with their religious beliefs.

No surprise there.  Olympia Snowe has always been a RINO.  Good riddance!

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) voted for the proposed amendment to the Senate transportation bill, saying the Obama administration did not respond to her concerns about whether self-insured health plans of faith-based organizations would be exempt from the contraception coverage mandate. So did Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who this week questioned why Republicans were voting on the proposal now.

Democratic Sens. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania joined Republicans in support of the amendment.

There you have it; only three Democrats in the Senate understand the phrase, “Congress shall make no law … prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

Democrats said the amendment was too broad and would have been an attack on women’s health. But Blunt (R-Mo.) vowed that the vote won’t be the end of the debate over the contraception coverage rule — and predicted that the Supreme Court might have the final say by striking it down.

“This issue will not go away unless the administration takes it away by giving people of faith those First Amendment protections” to refuse to cover services if they have moral or religious objections, Blunt said during the floor debate.

Republican supporters said Blunt’s amendment was an attempt to ensure religious-affiliated employers wouldn’t have to cover contraceptives or other products that conflict with their religious beliefs.

“Most of us probably assumed that if religious liberty were ever seriously challenged in this country, we could always expect a robust bipartisan defense of it at least from within the Congress itself,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the Senate floor Thursday. “But unfortunately that’s not the situation we find ourselves in.”

[…]

Republican presidential front-runner Gov. Mitt Romney added fuel to the fiery debate Wednesday when he said he opposed the amendment because he didn’t want to wade into “questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman.” Shortly after, he said he misunderstood the question and did support the proposal.

LOL!  Still playing both sides of the field, Mr. Romney?

Senate Approves Indefinite Detentions for Americans on American Soil

2 December, 2011

Apparently, they don’t understand the U.S. Constitution, nor do they wish to win re-election! 

…You know, those FEMA camps are started to look less and less like a conspiracy theory:

H/T – Gonzo

‘Indefinite Detention’ Bill Passes Senate 93-7
Americans completely stripped of all rights under Section 1031
Paul Joseph Watson – Infowars.com – Friday, December 2, 2011

The Senate last night codified into law the power of the U.S. military to indefinitely detain an American citizen with no charge, no trial and no oversight whatsoever with the passage of S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act.

One amendment that would have specifically blocked the measures from being used against U.S. citizens was voted down and the final bill was passed 93-7.

Another amendment introduced by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein that attempted to bar the provision from being used on American soil, an effort to ensure “the military won’t be roaming our streets looking for suspected terrorists,” also failed, although Feinstein voted in favor of the bill anyway.

Feinstein was able to include a largely symbolic amendment which states that “nothing in the bill changes current law relating to the detention of U.S. citizens and legal aliens,” but this measure is meaningless according to Republican Congressman Justin Amash, a fierce critic of the bill.

“Some have asserted that Sen. Feinstein’s amendment, S Amdt 1456, protects the rights of American citizens and preserves constitutional due process. Unfortunately, it does not. It’s just more cleverly worded nonsense,” Amash wrote on his Facebook page.

Though the White House has threatened to veto the bill, the fact that Obama administration lawyers yesterday reaffirmed their backing for state sponsored assassination of U.S. citizens would suggest otherwise. Not voting for the bill, or in other words upholding the oath to protect the Constitution, has been described over and over again as “political suicide”.

“The bill puts military detention authority on steroids and makes it permanent, American citizens and others are at greater risk of being locked away by the military without charge or trial,” said Christopher Anders, senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.

As Spencer Ackerman highlights, the bill completely violates the sixth amendment in that it allows American citizens to be locked up indefinitely, including in a foreign detention center, without any burden of proof whatsoever. An American merely has to be declared a terrorist and they can be abducted off the streets and never seen again.

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Boxer to Introduce “Common-Sense” Firearms Act

24 January, 2011

Yup, nothing like a progressive commie like Babs flagrantly plagiarizing the title of Thomas Paine’s inspirational pamphlet, “Common Sense,” and splicing it directly into the title of her piece of crap gun control legislation.

First of all, I highly doubt Babs has even read Paine’s “Common Sense.”  Well…  Maybe she has and that is what has Babs so worried.  After all, Thomas Paine once famously said, “Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.”  And, we all know that Babs is yet another progressive-commie invader plundering America’s property.

Secondly, considering that this current Congress has voted into effect a rule of order in which one must cite appropriate authorization from the U.S. Constitution when introducing legislation, I am quite curious as to what part of “shall not be infringed” she will choose to hang her guns upon.

Thirdly, John Boehner has an A rating from the NRA.  I highly doubt he will jeopardize that particular rating just because Barbara Boxer is afraid of guns.  Good luck getting your anti-gun bill out of committee, Babs!  Hehehehe.

And, finally, this just goes to show that commies like Babs will use any excuse, any “crisis,” anything they can dream of in order to deprive the public’s rightful access to guns.  Why?  Because they know, and we all know—whether instinctive or not—that guns and the “militia,” right now, are the only things keeping America from tumbling headlong into a full-blown commie-progressive dictatorship:

Boxer to Introduce Common-Sense Concealed Firearms Act of 2011

Press Release from Barbara Boxer:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today announced that […] she will introduce the Common-Sense Concealed Firearms Act of 2011, which would require all states that allow residents to carry concealed weapons in public to have minimum standards for granting permits.

Senator Boxer said, “The tragic events in Tucson earlier this month are a reminder of why we need common-sense gun laws. This measure will establish reasonable permitting standards for Americans who wish to carry concealed firearms. According to a recent poll, more than 60 percent of respondents believe there should be a reasonable permitting process for those who wish to carry concealed firearms.”

Senator Boxer’s legislation would require all states that allow residents to carry concealed weapons to establish permitting processes that would include meaningful consultation with local law enforcement authorities to determine whether the permit applicant is worthy of the public trust and has shown good cause to carry a concealed firearm.

Currently, two states do not permit residents to carry concealed firearms, while three states, including Arizona, allow residents to carry concealed firearms in public without a permit. The other 45 states require residents to obtain permits to carry concealed firearms, but the majority of these states would not meet the standard set in this bill.

Senator Boxer plans to introduce the legislation when the Senate reconvenes next week.

“Progressive” Senators to Pass START Treaty

22 December, 2010

Yup.  Months ago, I warned you all about a lame duck session gone wild.  Well, here it is.

The START treaty is yet another ploy by the Obama administration to reduce America’s strength and offer her up on the chopping block for Obama’s communist buddies.

U.S. Set to Approve Russia Nuclear Arms Pact
Published December 22, 2010 | FoxNews.com

The U.S. Senate was poised to approve a nuclear arms pact with Russia on Wednesday in what would be the latest in a string of legislative victories for President Obama after his party was soundly beaten in the midterm elections last month.

The Senate voted 67-28 to advance the legislation on Tuesday, easily exceeding the 60 votes required. Earlier, Republicans senators expressed outrage as Obama secured enough votes for ratification.

At least 10 Republicans publicly announced their support for the accord, including Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, putting it on a virtual glidepath to ratification by Wednesday night.

The Constitution requires two-thirds of those voting in the Senate to ratify the pact. Democrats needed at least nine Republican votes.

At a GOP news conference, Republicans who oppose the treaty warned of the consequences.

“Well this is a joke,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., adding that he believes the administration gave up too much to the Russians to negotiate the treaty.

“When you want zero nukes in the world, you’re not an effective negotiator,” he said.

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said it’s clear the administration is checking the box on many issues without any substance behind the box.

“We join millions of Americans who are outraged,” he said, adding that it is being crammed under the cover of Christmas.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, also oppose the START agreement.

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