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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 […]

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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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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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Chuck Schumer Calls For “Limits On 1st Amendment Rights”

In yet another attempt to pass their partisan DISCLOSE Act last night, Democrats once more fell far short of the 60 votes that would be needed to advance the legislation. After Democrat senators spent until after midnight complaining about this result on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has decided to… have […]

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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Dems Schedule Vote On Partisan DISCLOSE Act Today; Former FEC Chair: “DISCLOSE Attempts To Scare And Regulate People Into Remaining Silent”

With Americans facing the largest tax hike in U.S. history and the Pentagon facing defense cuts the Secretary of Defense says would be “devastating,” with not a single appropriations bill passed in the Senate and with more than 3 years without a budget, Senate Democrats are of course ignoring all of these things today and instead […]

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 Fires Back At Liberal Critics On Free Speech

Since Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell gave a major speech last week on threats to the First Amendment and free speech coming from the Left, liberals have predictably attacked him for the suggestions. Among those targeting Leader McConnell are Fred Wertheimer, former DCCC chair Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Daily Kos, Robert Reich, Ed Schultz and Norm Ornstein. In an interview with Commentary’s Alana Goodman yesterday, Leader […]

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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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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George Allen Statement on President Obama’s Jobs Speech

Henrico, VA–George Allen released the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech on the economy: “Tonight Virginia families heard a political speech from President Obama calling for more of the same big spending stimulus proposals and job-crushing tax hikes.  It’s been nearly three years, and Washington big government liberals have learned nothing from the […]

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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Obama Admin Again Sidestepping Congress, This Time On Education

Politico reports today, “Seeing ‘no clear path’ toward reauthorizing the “No Child Left Behind” education law, the Obama administration will unilaterally issue waivers to states, exempting them from some of the law’s regulations. . . . The announcement comes months after President Barack Obama called on Congress to deliver legislation to his desk by September […]

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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WH Under Fire For Disclose Act Proposal; McConnell: “Outrageous And Anti-Democratic Abuse Of Executive Branch Authority”

Reuters, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal all report today on the story former FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky broke at Pajamas Media yesterday about the Obama administration’s attempt to circumvent Congress and implement portions of the partisan DISCLOSE Act by executive order.   The Washington Post writes, “President Obama is considering an […]

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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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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