Tag Archive | Citizens United

Weaponizing the IRS Alinsky Style

It seems official. Barack Obama has weaponized the IRS along with the Justice Department and the EPA – to name just a few. During the 2010 State of the Union address, Obama bemoaned the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case that overturned part of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform law. (Is it really […]

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Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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LA Times Details Obama’s Hypocrisy On “Big Money” In Politics; McConnell: “Let People Support Whomever They Want As Much As They Want To”

The Los Angeles Times writes today, “Even before Barack Obama was sworn in as president the first time, he touted his efforts to ‘change business as usual in Washington’ by setting strict rules for his inauguration: No corporate donations were allowed; individuals could give only $50,000. This time, Obama’s inaugural committee is seeking million-dollar contributions from corporations and […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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WHAT’S UP with the GOODE/CLYMER signs in Mechanicsville AREA? Do we have a CP GROUP locally?

I am keenly interested in the Constitution Party these days.  I was glad to see former Congressman Virgil Goode get nominated, although I thought he could have been stronger in the October 23 debate in Chicago.  I would have summarized the platform, challenged Green Party candidate Jill Stein on Citizens United a so-called climate change […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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NATIONAL REVIEW’S JOHN FUND: NOT HELPFUL on the EUROPEAN OBSERVERS question!

There was a time, when National Review was edited by William F. Buckley, Jr., that his/its pronouncements were authoritative.  Bill Buckley was a bit like a secular pope for young conservatives like me.  If Buckley said it, it was ex cathedra and spoken with the magisterium.  But, the pope is dead and his successors are […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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IT SEEMS EVERY TIME I find GLOBALISTS MEDDLING IN OUR BUSINESS, there’s a UN TREATY BEHIND IT!

I just wrote about how the OSCE sent election observers and alleged that the USA had a duty to accept them in!  But every time I find globalist meddling,  there’s a UN treaty!  It’s like a scorpion under a rock! So I decided to look at the last report or two from OSCE about our […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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McConnell On Obama’s Call For Amending 1st Amendment: “It’s An Act Of Genuine Radicalism”

Last week, The Daily Caller reported, “President Barack Obama used the online springboard provided by Reddit to . . . call for a constitutional amendment to curb the free-speech of wealthier people and corporations. ‘I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United. … Even if the amendment process falls […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Democrats Now Trying To Get FEC To Shut Down Conservative Groups

Last month in his major speech on threats to the First Amendment at AEI, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell warned, “[I]f disclosure is forced upon some but not all, it’s not an act of good government, it’s a political weapon. And that’s precisely what those who are pushing [legislation like the DISCLOSE Act] have in mind. […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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NRO Profiles McConnell’s Long Fight For Free Speech

In a must-read piece for National Review Online today, Robert Costa looks at Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s long history of battling restrictions on political speech under the guise of campaign finance reform.   Costa writes, “As the elected leader of Senate Republicans, he wears many hats, but on a personal level, no issue has shaped […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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As SCOTUS Considers Case Challenging Citizens United, McConnell Speaks On Campaign Finance & 1st Amdt Tomorrow

ABC News wrote yesterday, “Will the Supreme Court take another crack at its ‘Citizens United’ ruling?   “Justices are scheduled Thursday behind closed doors to discuss Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the landmark 2010 decision holding that corporations can make unlimited independent expenditures using general treasury funds to support or oppose candidates.   “Why would […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Axelrod Wants To Undo Citizens United, Even Amend Constitution To Do So

The New York Times reports today, “On David Axelrod’s New York City itinerary for Monday: to meet privately with potential donors to a ‘super PAC’ supporting President Obama’s re-election, then publicly declare that if that re-election happens, Mr. Obama will stop at almost nothing to undo the ruling that made super PACs possible. Days before the Supreme […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Former Judge Michael McConnell: Liberals Have It Wrong About Citizens United & Wisconsin Recall

On Friday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will be speaking at the American Enterprise Institute to discuss First Amendment rights and attempts to diminish them through campaign finance reform.   Much of the attention on this subject recently has been on the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which removed some limitations on political contributions from corporations and labor unions. […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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McConnell & George Will Defend 1st Amdt. And Citizens United Ruling From New Challenge

In a must-read column today, George Will discusses a potential challenge to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling that the high court will consider taking up in a few weeks.   Roll Call reports on the background of the case: “The high court signaled this week that it would meet in private conference on June 14 to decide how […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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McConnell Files Brief Defending 1st Amdt & Citizens United, Upsetting NYT Editors

On its Editorial Page Editor’s Blog, The New York Times complains, “Long before he became the Republican leader, Senator Mitch McConnell had built a career out of opposing limits to political fundraising and spending, supposedly in the name of free speech. . . . But Mr. McConnell has outdone himself with a legal brief submitted […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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More Democrats Oppose Obama Exec. Order On Gov’t Contractors, Saying It Risks Injecting Politics Into Contracting

Following House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) announcement of his opposition to a proposed executive order from the White House to force government contractors to disclose their personal political donations, more Democrats in Congress are declaring their opposition today.   Politico reports, “Two key members of the Senate Democratic Caucus are criticizing President Barack Obama’s […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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LEAKED: Obama Executive Order Intends to Implement Portions of DISCLOSE Act

Says our source: “They lost in the Supreme Court, they lost in Congress, they lost at the FEC, so now the president is just going to do it by edict.” Download the PDF here. April 19, 2011 – by Hans A. von Spakovsky   An impeccable source has provided me with a copy of a […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Robert Stacy McCain

CPAC 2011 Photo Essay

Sitting in the blogger’s lounge and roaming about at CPAC 2011, the rule is ‘always have a camera at the ready’. You just never know who you will come across. Here are a few photos I managed to take at the Conservative event. Ok, I admit. Robert Stacy McCain of The Other McCain is not […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Brand New 800 Pound Gorilla Budget Deficit Ad from Citizens United

I saw this last week at CPAC 2011 and it has now been released to the public by Citizens United. Great ad – once again! About Tom WhiteTom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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CPAC 2011 – Citizens United Presentation

Just left a Citizens United presentation and got a sneak preview of their new 800 pound gorilla followup video. It will be released on Monday, February 14, 2011, and you’re just gonna have to wait. But it is good! In a bit of a surprise, Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista opened the short […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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THE FIRST DAY AT THE TEA PARTY CONVENTION IN RICHMOND!

It was exciting to be a blogger at the Virginia Tea Party Convention on its first day.  I got to get my credentials at the Media section not the ordinary registration table (even though a great lady named Jane waited on me at the table until they found out I was a blogger – sent […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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