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Friday, March 30, 2012

Ken Blackwell calls Obamacare "A Clear & Present Danger"

After delivering the Invocation at the recent Tea Party Patriots "Road to Repeal Rally" in D.C., former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell delivers a rousing speech against Obamacare...


To see all the speakers and interviews at the Road to Repeal Rally click here.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Road To Repeal rally on C-Span


On Saturday, March 24, Tea Party Patriots gathered from across the country to rally on Saturday outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The "Road To Repeal" rally featured Herman Cain, Ken Cuccinelli (AG for Virginia), Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, TPP Jennie Beth Martin, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX), and Cleveland Tea Party Patriot Ralph King, among many others. Ohio patriots drove to DC or rode on the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots bus. If you missed the event, you can watch it here on C-Span. (To watch our own Ralph King, go to the 2:40 mark).

C-Span will also be broadcasting the [same day] audio of the arguments for and against the Constitutionality of Obamacare, starting Monday, March 26. More here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Judicial Watch Exposes MORE White House Lies

Pretty sad that we went from a country of President George Washington - who could not tell a lie, to President Barack Obama who can ONLY tell a lie....

From Judicial Watch --

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents suggesting the Obama White House approved of the decision to fire U.S. Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod on July 19, 2010, based on what were thought to be racist statements made by Sherrod during a speech at a NAACP meeting on March 27, 2010. Despite the fact that former White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs claimed that the Obama White House played no role in the decision, the documents also indicate that White House officials helped craft and approved the language used by the Secretary of Agriculture in announcing the acceptance of Sherrod’s forced resignation.

The 282 pages recently obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to an August 2, 2010, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request are in addition to the 900 documents previously disclosed in October 2010.  The new documents consist of internal emails between U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees and White House staff members in devising a public response to a rapidly growing controversy over the firing of Sherrod, who served as the USDA’s Georgia State Director of Rural Development.  After the Sherrod dismissal backfired, former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs claimed “this was… a decision that was made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” and denied that the Obama White House was involved in her being asked to resign.

However, the emails obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the Obama administration had early knowledge and was involved in subsequent decisions. For example:
  • When informed on July 19, 2010, about Sherrod’s statements at the NAACP meeting, then-White House spokesperson Reid Cherlin emailed then-USDA Director of Communications Chris Mather “[H]as she been fired?”
  • In an effort to emphasize what Vilsack needed to say to the press former Special Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Communications Director Tom Gavin emailed to Mather on July 19, 2010, “Just [t]o be clear, this is the Secretary’s quote, right?”  Mather responded, “I think it should be, don’t you,” to which Gavin replied, “absolutely.”
  • As events unfolded on July 19, 2010, Mather emailed Gavin at the White House, “Did you connect with the NAACP?”  Gavin responded, “OPE [Office of Public Engagement] did. We’ll be fine.”
Within the documents released to Judicial Watch is an email chain indicating that Gavin oversaw the writing and obtained counsel approval of the announcement by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on July 19, 2010, in which Vilsack stated, “Today, I accepted Ms. Sherrod’s resignation.  There is zero tolerance for discrimination at USDA, and I strongly condemn any act of discrimination against any person.”  In approving the copy, Gavin indicated in a July 19, 2010, email “We are good with this version on this end.”

According to Shirley Sherrod, who is an African-American, the Obama administration forced her to resign from her job after an excerpt of a speech she gave at the NAACP meeting appeared in a video posted online.  In the controversial video, first disclosed by the late Andrew Breitbart, Sherrod described her reluctance to help a white farmer save his land.  Further into the talk, Sherrod described how she later went on to work with the farmer and his wife over a two-year period to help prevent foreclosure on his farm.

The White House and the USDA reacted immediately to the video to quell what they assumed would be a furor over Sherrod’s controversial remarks.  As reported by CNN, according to Sherrod, Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development for the USDA Cheryl Cook called her three times, stressing that the White House wanted her to resign.

However, Robert Gibbs issued a denial that the White House played a role in the decision.  According to Politico:

“This was, as you heard Secretary Vilsack say yesterday, a decision that was made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, who refused even to say which senior Obama aides have been involved in the process.

“The president was briefed yesterday and has been briefed, obviously, today as well,” added Gibbs, who said the White House was informed but not “consulted” about the firing.

“The Sherrod firing was clearly an embarrassment for the Obama administration, but that is no excuse for the Obama White House to cover up its role in the decision to fire Sherrod.  The Obama White House would rather we just accept their explanations, but facts can be pesky things.  The documents clearly show that White House officials played a key role in the decision to force Sherrod’s resignation and then misled the American people about that role,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Let's Continue the Fight - Join the Road to Repeal of Obamacare

It was not too long ago that the nation and Tea Party groups were outraged when Obamacare was forced down our throats. The country was besides itself that our elected officials would pass an over 2000 page bill that would enact many new taxes and regulatory agencies without even reading it. 

Everyone vowed to continue the fight... everyone was thrilled to death over the lawsuits being filed against Obamacare -- there is no way we would stand for this -- right?

Well, it appears the collective "we would not stand for this" that once overwhelmed our country about Obamacare has subsided to a reluctant resignation of acceptance. 

What happened? Have you given up?  Have you quit?
Are you going to let Obama and the left win?

As many are already aware, the main goal of Obamacare was never about healthcare and was always about control of "We the People."  The recent attacks on our Religious Freedom are being driven through provisions in Obamacare.  Make no mistake and do not allow others to hijack the argument -- this attack has nothing to do with birth control and everything to do with infringing and controlling your God-Given and Constitutionally protected right of religious freedom.

This attack on our religious freedom is only one example of how Obamacare will be used, twisted, contorted and morphed into anything and everything to control your life under the guise of healthcare. If you want to stop Obamacare and attacks on our Constitution we again need to take action as we did when it was being rammed through Congress.

If you remember, it was only through your voices, actions, townhall meetings and trips to D.C. that slowed the passage of Obamacare. We have worked too hard and have too much to lose to quit now! 

The Surpeme Court will hear arguments against Obamacare -- 
"We the People" must again rise up and meet this Unconstitutional monstrsity head on!

Join Tea Party groups from across America on Saturday March 24th for the Tea Party Patriots Road to Repeal in D.C. as the Supreme Court starts hearing the arguments against the Constitutionality of Obamacare.

To sign up for a bus leaving out of Cleveland click here

Let's Finish the Fight for our Freedom!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cleveland Tea Party Patriot Members Running for ORP State Central Committee

Because of the usual political chicanery of ORP Chairman Kevin DeWine ( #1 Fake Tea Party Candidate in Ohio) and with some candidates incorrectly claiming to be "Tea Party" candidates, we want to inform you the CTPP does not and will not endorse candidates.

Confusing the issue even more this year is a list of "supposed" Tea Party candidates or candidates that should be supported by the Tea Party groups in Ohio that has been put out by a conservative group without any input from the local Tea Party groups. 

This fabricated & self-serving list created by Jim Woods of McFan, and promoted by Tom Zawistowski of the Portage Tea Party, is nothing more than an individuals intellectually dishonest attempt to mislead Tea Party supporters into supporting non-Tea Party thinking candidates and to further Wood's chances of being elected to the SCC by snuggling up and looking for help from Team Kasich.  
 
And in thinking they will get a "seat at the table" for helping Kasich, the OLC is also supportive of this questionable list - this is a huge mistake.

While some are out there picking candidates based on what is good for either the DeWine Team or the Kasich Team, we will choose to be on the "We the People of good Government" Team. Going from one master to another is never a good thing

There are good Tea Party members across the state and in this region running in the ORP State Central Committee races. We encourage you to contact the local Tea Party in your area to verify any assertions of a candidate claiming to be a "Tea Party" candidate.

Though not an endorsement, we are proud to inform you several CTPP members and supporters are running for ORP State Central Committee --

SD # 18 (Male) - Jamie Callender / http://jamiecallender.com/
SD # 21 (Male) - Joe Miller / http://www.joe4statecentral.com/
SD # 23 (Male) - Dave Morris / http://www.davidmorris.us/
SD # 25 (Male) - Ron Lisy / http://www.ronlisy.com/

Ron Lisy was endorsed by Buckeye Firearms.

We applaud these individuals for stepping up and taking on the ORP machine. The above list is not inclusive of all the Tea Party "supporting" candidates running for these seats. There are many good candidates and equally as many bad candidates trying to deceive you. Again, we urge you to contact your local Tea Party to verify any claims of so-called or self-anointed Tea Party candidates.

We cannot stress the importance of the elections for these seats enough. If you are tired having the "Party" anoint candidates for you, if you are sick of the continued political patronage of the ORP being put before good candidates and good legislation - this is where you can help stop it.

To find your State Senate District click here.

Ohio's #1 Fake Tea Party Candidate - Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine

With Super Tuesday and voting being tomorrow we wanted to highlight some of the candidates running in these all important Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee (SCC) races. This year there is a big fight for control of the Ohio Republican Party and the future of the party will be set in these races. 

Members of the ORP State Central Committee set the policy & platform for the Party. Also included in their duties is the endorsing of candidates and selecting the state party chairman. Each Senate District has 1 male and 1 female SCC member.  (For a list of CTPP members running for ORP State Central Committee, click here.)

The ORP State Central Committee races will allow us to restore some integrity which has been long lacking under the former ORP Chairman Bob Bennett and completely absent under the leadership of current ORP Chairman Kevin DeWine.

As always around election time, even though some like to think the Tea Party is dead, we see candidates falsely claiming to be Tea Party candidates. 

The biggest fraud and #1 fake Tea Party candidate for 2012 is none other than Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine himself!


Willing to do everything but sell his own mother to stay in control of the ORP, Chairman Kevin DeWine has resorted to highly unethical behavior to minimize competition for incumbent supporters of his on the ORP State Central Committee.  Chairman DeWine has also spent untold amounts of money to enable his supporters to also inaccurately claim they are Tea Party candidates through mailers and literature drops.

While Chairman DeWine is allowed to spend party money to support endorsed candidates, according to the FEC it shows he is surely not protecting the party money in a fiscally responsible way, in a transparent way and possibly not even in a legal way.  And we can throw in a little cronyism with individuals tied to former Statehouse scandals.

And of course we cannot forget how, through Chairman DeWines ally in the OH Senate, Senator Shannon Jones, introduced the train wreck bill from the start - SB5 / Issue 2 -  with the sole intent on giving the unions a victory in Ohio all in the name of Kevin DeWine keeping his job.

But should this type of behavior be surprising from Chairman DeWine's failed leadership and phony claims of being a Tea Party candidate - absolutely not, it is no different than he acted during the 2010 elections.

Leading up to the 2010 elections, Chairman DeWine arrogantly took all the credit for winning in Ohio and disregarded any Tea Party efforts in the 2010 successes as minimal at best. In fact, Chairman DeWine was anything but a "Tea Party" supporter with his threats and lied filled smears on candidates supported by the Tea Partys in Ohio.

To highlight just a few of the ways ORP Chairman Kevin DeWine embraced the Tea Party he claims to love would be by refusing to acknowledge Tea Party groups requests that an endorsement meeting for candidates not be held on 9/11 out of respect for this most sacred day in our country's history.

And of course we cannot forget the shameful episode of partisan musical chairs in the GOP primaries for statewide races during the 2010 election in which Chairman DeWine was too weak of a chairman to keep his RINO cousin, former US Senator Mike DeWine, in running for Ohio Attorney General.  Angering the Tea Party movement he claims to be a part of, how did Chairman Kevin DeWine react to this outrage? Well.... he called the police on Tea Party groups!  And in another another one of his episodes, Kevin DeWhine described Tea Party members as "liars and noisy distractions".

So using the same description we have for his partisan pal Secretary of State John Husted when he falsely claimed to be a "Tea Party" candidate, we have the same to say about ORP Chairman Kevin DeWine's claims to be a "Tea Party" candidate...  "the closest Kevin DeWine would ever come to being with the Tea Party is that he would have been Captain of the British ship in the Boston Harbor."

For too long, under former ORP Chairman Bob Bennett's tenure and under current ORP Chairman Kevin DeWine, the GOP in this state has dictated to the conservatives of this state what it will do and who will be the GOP candidates. It is time to send ORP Chairman and the ORP State Central Committee a message that it is "We the People" that will dictate to them.

No longer should the personal agendas, partisan vindictiveness, leadership failures and questionable behavior of Chairman Kevin DeWine be allowed to rule the Ohio Republican Party. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Super Tuesday run-up: the GOP candidates

Super Tuesday is just a few days away away. If you are still undecided, or if you want some reference points to either persuade or dissuade a friend, colleague, or relative, I've collected a few background pieces on the four GOP presidential candidates. Candidates are presented in alphabetical order, with links and very brief extracts.

Newt Gingrich @ http://www.newt.org/solutions/

Steve McCann at The American Thinker on Romney, “Newt and the Next-in-Line Problem": “It is clear that in the final analysis, the nomination will come down to Mitt Romney and the anti-establishment candidate; within the present field, the person best suited for the latter role is Newt Gingrich.”

Smart Girl Politics on “Who Is The Real Newt Gingrich?” with a lengthy and critical report on his past actions (this one from 2010): “It seems what he says and what he does are two completely different things.”

Byron York on Gingrich’s ethics violations at The Washington Times: “The bottom line: Gingrich acted properly and violated no laws. There was no tax fraud scheme. Of course, by that time, Gingrich was out of office, widely presumed to be guilty of something, and his career in politics was (seemingly) over.”

Bill Markin at The American Thinker on Newt as a bull in a china shop: “Yes, he's far from perfect, but history is full of flawed characters who have risen to the occasion and done great things. At this point in our history, he may not only be our best hope, but our only hope.”

Ron Paul @ http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ (drop down “Issues” tab)

Jason McNew on “The Case for Ron Paul”: “Ron Paul believes, as the Founders did, that individuals can do a much better job governing their own selves, and should not be ruled over by government.”

Andrew MacCarthy on Paul’s view of The Taliban: “Paul’s claim that the Taliban is just opposed to foreign interference in Afghanistan is patently absurd.”

Spengler (a/k/a David P. Goldman) at PJ Media: Rep. Ron Paul’sdefense of Iran’s nuclear weapons program should surprise no one.”

Mitt Romney @ http://www.electmitt2012.org/about.aspx

NRO’s Andrew McCarthy: “Of course he now says he’d fight torepeal Obamacare, but is Romney really the best candidate to be making that fight? How convincing will he be in decrying wealth redistribution, runaway government spending, and freedom-killing government mandates while he continues championing an overbearing state program that stands as a monument to all those things?”

William Tucker at The American Spectator on “Romney Can Be The Next Reagan”: “I'm hoping Republicans will soon wake up, stop fighting among themselves, and realize that Mitt Romney has the best chance of becoming the nation's next Ronald Reagan.”

Jonah Goldberg on “The Case for Romney” at National Review Online: “Conservatives are extremely reluctant to settle or compromise simply on the say-so of the establishment. For good reasons and bad, Romney seems like a compromise.”

Rick Santorum @ http://www.ricksantorum.com/issues

Michelle Malkin at her website (endorsing Santorum): “Character and honor matter. Santorum has it.”

James Delingpole at The Telegraph: “Rick Santorum is a big government conservative.”

Chuck Norris on Townhall: “Though I commend Santorum for some of his stands since leaving Congress -- for example, his opposing the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the stimulus, the Fannie-Freddie bailout and the auto bailout -- I have a slew of problems with what he did while serving in the U.S. Senate from 1995-2007.”

For much more on the candidates’ position, visit Project Vote Smarthere. You can go to the “Vote Easy” option, choose your issue(s), check the boxes, and find out how the candidates measure up to your values.

Stand Up for Chardon! Stop The Westboro Church!

The Westboro Wacko's are at it again!  With the community of Chardon being rocked by the senseless killings of 3 and wounding of 2 innocent students, the Westboro Wacko's want to come disrupt the funeral for one of the slain students.
 
As a community we must come together and not allow the community of Chardon and most importantly the parents, family and friends of these students to again be victimized by having the funeral of a loved one be disrupted by the hate mongering protests of the Westboro Church.
 
This is not being done as a protest, this is not a Tea Party event and people will not be there to engage protestors from Westboro Church..  This will just be individuals coming together in a peaceful manner to form a human wall shielding funeral attendees from the despicable acts of the Westboro Church. 
 
Below is from the Facebook Page where this is being organized --  (emphasis added)
 
On Monday, February 27, 2012, Chardon, OH was changed forever. Pure evil walked into Chardon High School and took the lives of three students, injured two and forever changed the lives of thousands.

On Saturday, March 3, 2012, evil is planning to once again ent...er the Chardon community. This time in the form of a "religious" organization.

The Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, KS, in my opinion, is a hate group. Nothing more, nothing less. The sole purpose of this group is to spread their hate of homosexuality through revolting pickets. They are notorious for picketing military funerals as well.

This group believes that God is punishing America because of our acceptance of homosexuality. They firmly believe that 9/11, Katrina and the Gulf Oil spill are all acts of God. Every time an American soldier is killed, this group rejoices.

Many of you have asked, "What are they planning to do?" Based on previous pickets, some of there more famous signs include, "God Hates Fags", "Thank God for 9/11", "God: USA's Terrorist", "Thank God for IED's" and many others.

I am a firm believer in not saying something, and having it become untrue later. What I can tell you is the facts. The facts are this:

1: The Westboro Baptist Church is celebrating the deaths of Daniel Parmertor, Russell King, Jr. and Demetrius Hewlin. (http://blogs.sparenot.com/)
2: The Westboro Baptist Church has stated they will picket the funeral of the three children taken in the Chardon shooting. Starting with Daniel Parmertor (http://twitter.com/#!/margiejphelps)
3: This group take great joy in every death of an American soldier that is killed. (
http://www.godhatesfags.com/)
4: I have been told by multiple people that they have been spotted in the Chardon area. (Hearsay)
5: If they do arrive, they will use horrible and brutal tactics to have their message spread.
6: This group is lead by people that are EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT. They know the law and know how to use the law.
Let me make one thing very clear. According the the Bill of Rights and a previous Supreme Court decision, the Westboro Baptist Church has every right to picket this funeral. It does not matter if you agree with their message or not. They are protected by the first amendment to the United States Constitution regarding freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.

Guess what? So are we.

The past few days has shown the true nature of the Chardon community and its surrounding communities. This tragedy has shown that we are a community that takes pride in looking out for its own. The Parmertor family is no exception. I promise that I will do everything I can to look after the Parmertor family during this horrible time. I am proud to see the countless people who agree with me.
 
WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO:Protect the Parmertor family from this horrible and disgusting display of hate.

HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO IT:

1. PEACEFULLY. This is NOT a protest. This is an assembly. We are not here to show our dislike for the Westboro Baptist Church. We are not here to assault the Westboro Baptist Church. We are not here to voice our opinions on members of the Westboro Baptist Church. We are here to do everything we legally can to help the Parmertor family grieve properly, BURY THEIR SON and not have a horrible day made even worse by a group of extremists.

2. LEGALLY. I can guarantee you that some form of law enforcement will be at this funeral. You will be playing into the Westboro Baptist Church's desires if you assault any member of this organization. A lawsuit is their wet dream.

3. In a perfect world, here is how I imagine Saturday going. The Westboro Baptist Church never show's up. If that happens, our goal is complete. The Parmertor family never had to be subjected to this tasteless display. However, if they do appear, I want us to surround the front of Saint Mary's Church. Click Here for Map  We link arms, and DO NOT LET THEM PASS. We are silent the whole time. The venom spewing out of their mouths has no effect on use. We stand united as a strong unit with one goal. Keep these people as far away from the Parmertor family as possible.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:1. Rain. Bring an umbrella.
2. Expect to be called a homosexual slur over 1,000 times.
3. Spit. Lots of it.
4. Shoving and other physical contact from their part.
5. A strong police presence.
6. Media. (Don't be an asshole)
7. People inciting us to use physical violence. (Stay focused)
8. Tears. Lots of them.
9. The Parmertor family being honored as best as possible. Count on that.

According to Twitter, they are planning to arrive at 9am. Assume that means 8am. See you there at 7am. Wear black. Its a funeral after all. Also, try to find other parking than in the church parking lot. Let's try to leave these spots to family and friends of Danny. And above all else, remember why we're there. Not to express our feelings of this senseless group, but to protect the Parmertor family. There's a time and a place for everything. Right now it is time to look after one of our own. God Bless.