Epic Fail : Boehner Returns Meadows to Chairmanship After Buck Keeps Post

by Alex Swoyer  25 Jun 2015

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) andRep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) jointly announced Thursday that Meadows would get his subcommittee chairmanship back after being punished for voting against House leadership on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation that gave President Obama fast track authority to finalize his trade negotiations without amendments from Congress.

Chaffetz said in a press statement:

Last week I announced a change in the Government Operations sub-committee chairmanship. A number of people have asked me to reconsider that decision. Having spoken with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) several times during the past week, I think we both better understand each other. I respect Mark and his approach. The discussions and candor have been healthy and productive. Ultimately, I believe we both want to do what is best for the country. Obviously I believe in Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) or I would not have appointed him to this position in the first place. It is in the best interest of the Committee to move forward together. Therefore, I have asked Mark to continue in his role as sub-committee Chairman.

“I greatly appreciate Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) willingness to reconsider his decision, as well as my Oversight and Government Reform Committee colleagues’ support. I will continue to vote and conduct myself in accordance with my conscience, what my constituents want me to do, and what is best for the country,” vowed Meadows.  Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Related post: http://gainesvilleteaparty.org/uncategorized/leadership-bullying-once-again/


Great GTP Meeting Scheduled

Excited to announce that we have John Hallman with Liberty First Network as a speaker for our Saturday June 27th meeting. Liberty First is one of the only, if not the only lobbying firm in Tallahassee that advocates for true Liberty and smaller government. A true Grassroots supporter.

John Hallman is an active, longtime voice in all levels of Florida politics and is a veteran of advocating issues of liberty in the Florida legislature. John also has served as the State Director for FreedomWorks; the pro-free market organization as well as Deputy Director of Florida Stop Lawsuit Abuse. While in Tallahassee, John has represented such groups as Florida Taxpayers Union, Cut Property Taxes Now, The Second Amendment Coalition of Florida and The Florida Campaign for Liberty. Besides his work in Tallahassee, John also serves on the Leadership Team of the Liberty Empowerment Institute. John teaches activists training schools, is a frequent guest on radio talk shows and has written numerous articles promoting the cause of individual liberty.

Please invite any students in your family to attend as this would be a great opportunity to have them learn how Florida government REALLY works.


Hillary Clinton: Confederate Flag ‘Shouldn’t Fly Anywhere’

Almost as soon as Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that the Confederate battle flag should not be displayed anywhere, weighing in as South Carolina lawmakers seek to remove it from the grounds of their statehouse, bloggers brought the following images from the Internet to our attention.Hillary AlabamaPin They are photos of her Alabama and Arkansas campaign pins from 2008. I guess her slogan for 2016 should be: Do as I say, not as I do. But the queen-in-chief-to-be (in her own mind) is in good company as you can see from the images below:

Obama Confederate Flag Pin
Clinton Gore Flag
Can there be any doubt that the elite Progressives want to live one way and have we, the masses to live another?

Related article:  nypost.com.

The problem with Jeb Bush – Todd Starnes

“If you want a president who defends the illegals and supports education system that makes our children stupid, then you can vote for the Democrat or Jeb Bush.” – Transcript below video

Hello, I’m Todd Starnes. The problem with Jeb Bush: That’s the subject of today’s commentary. Jeb Bush is running for the White House – Even has an exclamation mark behind his name for added effect. JEB! But quite frankly he should have used a question mark. There are a disturbing number unanswered questions surrounding what a Bush White House would look like. First and foremost the former governor’s position on the illegals. By all accounts, he seems to favor what looks very much like amnesty. Here’s what he said last March in remarks covered by the Daily Caller: The best plan, the most realistic plan, the grown up plan once you control the border is to say let these folks achieve earned legal status. If we just keep people in the shadows, we are not going to solve our immigration problems. Smells like and amnesty to me folks. We need a president willing to stop what is a de facto invasion of the United States.

And then there’s Common Core. In the past he’s called criticism of Common Core purely political and troubling. Folks, Common Core teaches kids to hate America. One lesson compared the Boston Tea Party to an act of terrorism. Another portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as racist slave owners. Under Common Core, the Islamic faith has been given accommodation in American classrooms. Children are being taught there was no true god but Allah. And yet Governor Bush seems to believe the critics of such nonsense are the problem.

So here’s the bottom line: If you want a president who defends the illegals and supports education system that makes our children stupid, then you can vote for the Democrat or Jeb Bush. Finally, I will be giving a major speech this weekend at our nation’s capital at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road it to the Majority conference. A number a presidential candidates will also be speaking including Governor Bush Ralph Reed’s put together a fantastic program. You can get more info at roadtomajority. com and if you happen to be in DC this weekend, drop by and say howdy. Thanks for watching. I’m Todd Starnes.

NAACP Calls for New Government Crackdown on Hate Groups – AKA End of the First Amendment

Transcript below video.

NAACP HEAD:  We have to allocate resources to address I these hate groups and these hate crimes. We also need vigorous prosecution and vigorous investigation of these hate groups and the resources to do so.

MEGYN KELLY:  Well that was the president of the NAACP calling for a new government crackdown on hate groups, even prosecution of them in the wake of the racially driven mass murder of nine African-Americans in a church in Charleston last week. But is that really where we want to go?

Greg Lukianoff is president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and author of Freedom From Speech. Greg, thank you for being here. That’s the question it sounds, it sounds noble, you know a racist, skinhead type murders nine African-Americans and the response is we’ve got to crack down on the groups that hate African-Americans, that heat in general with prosecution and investigation and you say?

GREG LUKIANOFF:  That hate speech is not, and there’s a bit, a lot of misinformation on this, but hate speech is protected speech in the United States. What you go after is violence, what you go after his conspiracy to murder, but if you go after just opinions an expression of opinions we dislike, you’re not only doing something that’s flatly unconstitutional, you’re doing something that deeply unwise.

MEGYN KELLY:  And to those who say: Well Greg must be in favor the white supremacists. Greg might be sympathetic towards the the skinhead cause.”

GREG LUKIANOFF:  Yeah and that seems to be the way some people are you in the U.S. right now. I have defended throughout my career and I deal with free speech on college campuses, and I have defended people all across the political spectrum, and as soon as you actually allow people to start policing people for their opinions, practically no one who is provocative or interesting is safe.

MEGYN KELLY:  Do you find it interesting because I was talking about with Brit about a possible double standard. Tomorrow night we’re going to air an hour long special on the beheading of an American woman in Oklahoma and the attempted beheading of her coworker. We have an exclusive interview with a coworker who’s finally for the first time in nearly ten months is speaking out about her ordeal and talking about what happened to her. By man who is self-radicalized who had become a radical Muslim online and listen, listen to what the same head of the NAACP had to say about why we need to expand it from the individual to the group. Listen.

NAACP HEAD:  This young man was indoctrinated, radicalized if you will with an ideology of white nationalism or racism and so the point being here is we’ve got to look at not only this individual act of brutality, we also have to look at the atmosphere from which it emerged, And we have to address that.

MEGYN KELLY:  Okay, so if you make that same point about the Muslim community, those in the Muslim community who are becoming radicalized and posting pictures of Bin Laden and talking about the Jihad, you get called a bigot. You say you have to expand it from one man’s act take a look at a community you get called a bigot. But if you say it in this context, it’s fine it because it’s clear that the white supremacist are bad.

GREG LUKIANOFF:  Yeah, one Incredibly frustrating thing about being a First-Amendment lawyer, is the double standards are everywhere, people like oh, I wanna go after that these people with this opinion but people who have, essentially have the exact same opinion, but if I politically like them more, oh no no, that’s completely off base and that’s why our founding fathers were so smart to have no exceptions to the First Amendment. Opinion must always be protected.

MEGYN KELLY:  So the white supremacists are allowed to say hateful things when it translates into actual, not just inspires hatred in somebody, but when it leads to direct violence. I mean how close would bear hatred have to be linked to a murder to take out a first amendment realm?

GREG LUKIANOFF: Well, I mean that we’re not that limited. When it comes to conspiracy to commit a crime you know if you take any act towards furthering a violent crime, then it’s a crime. And this is the big misunderstanding, the big dangerous misunderstanding of free speech. Free speech is an alternative to violence. It’s a way of resolving disputes without resort to violence. And I think it’s insane sometimes the people actually think oh let’s eliminate free speech. Yeah, you know how we use to resolve our resolve disputes? Coercion and violence.

MEGYN KELLY:  And it may be beneficial to know exactly where the haters are. It’s kind of beneficial to have them speaking out about it.

GREG LUKIANOFF: You hit the nail on the head. That is the one thing that people do not understand  about freedom of speech. It is completely naive to think that you’re safer to not know if there’s a Nazi in the room or someone who’s a bigot or wants to kill you. It’s incredibly naive to think we can just end racism by saying: “Hey everybody, just don’t say racist things in public.”

MEGYN KELL:  Yeah proceed at your own risk is a better policy. Great great to see you.

GREG LUKIANOFF:  Thanks for having me


Leadership Bullying Once Again?

Wait a minute!!!!  If the trend is ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BULLYING in schools, why is it allowed in Congress???


Thank goodness we still have some members of Congress who are willing to stand up for what is right even though there are potential consequences for those actions. We are all aware of Congressman Yoho and his bucking leadership when they are wrong. Now we have another story about a Congressman from North Carolina who has had enough with the bullying and threats.

Please read the full article at the link below-  You Go Congressman Meadows!!!

The Daily Signal- A conservative House lawmaker angry at “a culture of punishment and fear” created by Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team has had enough.

“For the last six months they have doled out small punishments in a variety of forms,” said Rep. Mark Meadows of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

“I personally have received those. I have not gone public until now—because they went public first. The leadership team wants to create a culture of punishment and fear without a culture of debate and dialogue. But there is no honor in bowing to a bully. There is only honor in fighting a good fight—win or lose. This is not a fight I will back down from.”


Mark Levin: “Time for a New Republican Party”

There are many bad people in government, but when they start purging the good ones, it’s time to act!  Once again, my thanks to our congressman, Ted Yoho, for standing up against John Boehner for Speaker. Maybe next time, Three Will Be The Charm.

From Breitbart:  It’s time for conservatives to take out House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and all of his comrades in primaries, nationally syndicated radio host, New York Times bestselling author, and conservative movement thought leader Mark Levin argues in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News.

  Please click the above image to listen to this clip from Levin’s radio program.

Jeb Bush Protested by Common Core Opponents in Florida

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by Dr. Susan Berry19 Jun 2015116

Opponents of the Common Core standards protested the appearance of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in Tampa Friday at the Hillsborough County Republican Lincoln Day dinner.

The newly declared 2016 presidential contender was in his home state to address hundreds of people at the fundraising event, reports SaintPetersBlog.

Protesters’s concerns about Common Core ranged from the amount of testing, to federal intrusion in education, to “Common Core math.”

“I’m against anything that nationalizes education,” said Emma Jane Miller, a member of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee who was unhappy with Bush as the choice of keynote at the dinner. “When Jeb Bush left Florida in 2006, he helped create the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and they have done nothing but push Common Core in 45 states.”

Miller said she hopes Common Core opponents will be able to prevent Bush from getting the Republican nomination. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Breaking: Tex. Gov. Greg Abbott is Two For Two

This article, which originally appeared in teapartynation.com, is about Common Core/education in Texas, but it’s national relevance is obvious.

By Donna Garner  6.20.15

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is “two for two.”  Not only did Gov. Abbott make a wise choice in appointing Donna Bahorich to be the new Chair of the Texas State Board of Education, but today Gov. Abbott also vetoed SB 313 (please see both articles posted at the bottom of this page).

With these two critical moves, Gov. Abbott has helped to stabilize two important structures in Texas upon which education reform is built – a strong SBOE Chair and the Type #1 curriculum standards (TEKS) that make our state the most unique and patriotic state in the United States.

Besides giving our heartfelt thanks to Gov. Abbott, we also need to thank so many of the grassroots citizens of Texas who took their time to contact him and request that he (1) appoint Donna Bahorich as Chair and (2) veto SB 313.

These are the comments about SB 313 that I sent to Gov. Abbott on 6.18.15, and many other concerned Texans did the same thing:

Gov. Abbott, we beg of you to veto SB 313 so that Texas can retain the most fact-based, patriotic curriculum standards (TEKS) in the entire United States.  No other state set up the parameters BEFORE a single word of their curriculum standards was written.  Texas did.

We said that our TEKS had to be knowledge-based, academic, grade-level-specific, clearly worded, increasing in depth and complexity from one grade-level to the next grade level, and measurable with largely right-or-wrong answers. This is what is called the Type #1 philosophy of education.

If allowed to go forward, SB 313 would open up all of the TEKS in a helter-skelter, rushed manner and would invite those on the Board who are not conservatives to delete/change the wording, moving the TEKS into the same Type #2 philosophy as seen in the Common Core/CSCOPE products.

Type #2 (instead of emphasizing facts and academic knowledge) emphasizes process over the right answer, emphasizes feelings, opinions, beliefs over facts. Type #2 stresses subjectivity, relativism, and opens the door to the social justice agenda to indoctrinate children’s minds.  SB 313 is not needed, and its only purpose is to trash our present TEKS.

The Texas State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency have a well-orchestrated plan for revisiting the TEKS; and the English / Language Arts / Reading TEKS are beginning that process right now with the other TEKS in Science, Social, Studies, and Math going through that same, well-planned, systematic process in years to come

SB 313 with its unrealistic mandates would throw that well-planned process into mass chaos. Chaos always breeds chaos which is exactly what the Type #2 proponents want to happen. Again, we beg of you to do the right thing and to veto SB 313.  Thank you. Please continue reading at teapartynation.com.

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