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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stanley Greenberg to Obama: Don't campaign on economy stupid!

Dem Pollster to Obama:

Don’t Campaign on

Economic Achievements

That advice shouldn’t be too hard to follow, considering
President Obama’s economic approval rating is at a
record low. But the president has been touting his job
creation “successes” during his stump speeches, as
Time magazine notes. Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg
tells the magazine this strategy could end up backfiring on Obama:
“No one is going to give you much credit for what you have done for this recovery,” says Greenberg, who has been testing messages in focus groups and polls for Democrats to use in the coming election. “Saying the economy is starting to make progress is bad.” …
When Greenberg tested messages trumpeting the recent rebound, or blaming the economy on Republican mismanagement before 2008, the results were dismal, he says. Voters did not want to hear it. They responded more positively to messages about long-term fixes, like rebuilding the middle class and taking on China, or moving beyond the politics of blame.
This raises some serious problems for Obama’s reelection campaign.
It’s been clear for awhile blaming the Republicans for the economic
crisis is a poor strategy, but at least that would allow the president to
avoid discussing his own failure to reboot the economy. Messages
about long-term solutions are great, but the American people have
given Obama the past few years to implement these fixes. If he has these
solutions, why hasn’t he gone ahead with them? And why should we trust
 him if  his previous policies haven’t worked?
Obama is in a bind for 2012. Without being able to point to
accomplishments in office, it will be difficult for him to make the
case for reelection. And focusing solely on solutions for the future
doesn’t seem logical either, considering the president hasn’t succeeded
 at getting us out of our current crisis. While Greenberg’s polling
seems to suggest forward-looking messaging is the best strategy for
Obama, simply arguing he’ll do better next time just doesn’t seem
convincing to voters.

James Delingpole book reception

James Delingpole reception for his new book "Watermelons:  The Green Movement's True Colors"

June 30

1899 L Street NW
Washington DC 20036

Must RSVP:

Watermelons: The Green Movement's True Colors


Watermelons: The Green Movement's True Colors

With characteristic wit and humor, James Delingpole’s latest book,
Watermelons: The Green Movement's True Colors, examines how
“Climategate” came about and what it means. By delving into the
background of the organizations and individuals who have sought
 to push global warming to the top of the political agenda, he shows
 that beneath their cloak of green lurks a heart of red. He explains
how the scientific method has been sacrificed on the altar of climate
alarmism and argues that the modern environmental movement – at
 its roots – is not an effort to save the world, but to rule it.
James Delingpole writes a blog for Britain’s Daily Telegraph website
and in 2010 won the Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism. He is the
 author of several books, including: 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy,
Welcome to Obamaland: I've Seen Your Future and It Doesn't WorkHow To Be Right,
and the Coward series of World War II adventure novels.

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July 4th Tea Party

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Fw: Come celebrate July 4th with Alexandria Tea Party!


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Come celebrate July 4th with Alexandria Tea Party!
Pat Troy's Ireland's Own Restaurant
111 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Monday July 4, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Dear Fellow Patriots!

We are excited to announce the 2nd annual Alexandria Tea Party 4th of July Project and celebration to be held at Pat Troy's Ireland's Own Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria.

We plan on gathering at 11 AM for a short, one hour program that will be sure to get you in the patriotic state of mind. We will meet rain or shine!

Please come join us as we take a few minutes to give tribute to our American heritage with:
  • The Reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • Short readings and quotes from our Founding Fathers
  • Announce and read the winning entries from our essay contest
  • Reading the Instant Graduate Degree in Political Science
  • Join together for a robust and hearty singalong of America the Beautiful
 Our country, and our tea party, are only as strong as the people who care about it and participate. We hope that you can take one hour of your time, before your other festivities get underway, to reflect and celebrate our/your freedom. We invite one and all to join us. We will patronize Mr.Troy's establishment afterwards for food, drink and fun!

If you can come, please let us know by RSVPing with this evite. We really would appreciate any volunteers to help us do the readings, so there will be a space for you to share your phone number too.

Thanks so much and Happy 4th!
Alexandria Tea Party Executive Committee

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Monday, June 27, 2011

"Lasting Implications of the General Motors Bailout" Panel 2

Tea Party candidates

Dear bruce,

The campaign is really taking off.  We blew past our initial goal of raising $3 million and are now pushing hard to make our new goal of $5 million before the June 30th FEC filing deadline!

This effort is crucial to proving to the establishment "gatekeepers" that our R3VOLUTION is a force to be reckoned with.

I hope you'll take a few moments to watch this special video I recorded on the status of the campaign and what it will take to win the Republican nomination.

You see, unlike the establishment candidates, I don't have millstones like RomneyCare, support for Cap and Tax, and TARP hanging from my neck.

I am the only candidate in this race who has a consistent conservative record of supporting low taxes, sound money, and the Constitution.

And as 2010 showed, conservatives can upset the establishment applecart.

So please, click here to watch my special campaign video update

After you watch the video, please make a generous contribution of $20, $35, $50, $100, $250 – or whatever you can afford up to the legal maximum of $2,500 ($5,000 per couple) – so my campaign can take the fight to the establishment in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S.  Earlier this week, I announced a challenge for my campaign to reach $5 million before the June 30th FEC filing deadline.

I hope you'll take a few moments to watch this special video I recorded on the status of the campaign and what it will take to win the Republican nomination.

Then, please click here to make a contribution of $20, $35, $50, $100, $250 – or whatever you can afford up to the legal maximum of $2,500 ($5,000 per couple) – so my campaign can take the establishment head on in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire.

Click here to donate

Paid for by Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee

Soros's Election Fraud Project

Soros and liberal groups seeking top election posts in battleground states

Billionaire hedge-fund operator George Soros is among wealthy liberal activists who have contributed to the Secretary of State Project, a 527 organization that works to put progressive Democrats in office overseeing elections in battleground states. (Associated Press)Billionaire hedge-fund operator George Soros is among wealthy liberal activists who have contributed to the Secretary of State Project, a 527 organization that works to put progressive Democrats in office overseeing elections in battleground states. (Associated Press)
A small tax-exempt political group with ties to wealthy liberals like billionaire
financier George Soros has quietly helped elect 11 reform-minded 
progressive Democrats as secretaries of state to oversee the election
 process in battleground states and keep Republican “political operatives 
from deciding who can vote and how those votes are counted.”
Known as the Secretary of State Project (SOSP), the organization was 
formed by liberal activists in 2006 to put Democrats in charge of state 
election offices, where key decisions often are made in close races on 
which ballots are counted and which are not.
The group’s website said it wants to stop Republicans from
 “manipulating” election results.
“Any serious commitment to wresting control of the country from 
theRepublican Party must include removing their political operatives 
from deciding who can vote and whose votes will count,” the group
 said on its website, accusing some Republican secretaries of state of
 making “partisan decisions.”
SOSP has sought donations by describing the contributions as a 
“modest political investment” to elect “clean candidates” to the secretary 
of state posts.
Named after Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, so-called 527 
political groups — such as SOSP — have no upper limit on contributions 
and no restrictions on who may contribute in seeking to influence the 
selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates 
to federal, state or local public office. They generally are not regulated 
by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), creating a soft-money loophole.
While FEC regulations limit individual donations to a maximum of $2,500 
per candidate and $5,000 to a PAC, a number of 527 groups have poured 
tens of millions of unregulated dollars into various political efforts.
SOSP has backed 11 winning candidates in 18 races, including such key 
states as Ohio, Nevada, Iowa, New Mexico and Minnesota.
“Supporting secretary of state candidates with integrity is one of the 
most cost-efficient ways progressives can ensure they have a fair 
chance of winning elections,” SOSP said on its website, adding that
 “a relatively small influx of money — often as little as $30,000 to 
$50,000 — can change the outcome of a race.”
SOSP was formed in the wake of the ballot-counting confusion in Florida 
during the 2000 presidential election and a repeat of that chaos in Ohio 
in the 2004 presidential election. Democrats accused Florida Secretary 
of State Katherine Harris and Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell,
 both Republicans, of manipulating the elections in favor ofGOP 
candidates — charges Mrs. Harris and Mr. Blackwell denied.
“Does anyone doubt that these two secretaries of state … made
 damaging partisan decisions about purging voter rolls, registration
 of new voters, voting machine security, the location of precincts, 
the allocation of voting machines, and dozens of other critical 
matters?”SOSP asked on its website.
SOSP said it raised more than $500,000 in 2006 to help elect five 
Democratic secretaries of states in seven races.
The Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former 
President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III
recommended in 2005 taking away the administration of elections 
from secretaries of state and giving it to nonpartisan election officers.
“Partisan officials should not be in charge of elections,” said Robert Pastor
co-director of the Center for Democracy and Election Management at American University
“Both Democrats and Republicans not only compete for power,
 they try to manipulate the rules to get an advantage.
“We want to make sure that those counting votes don’t have a dog 
in that game,” said Mr. Pastor, who served as executive director
 and a member of the commission.
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