Yoho Statement on House Speaker Election

Oct 29, 2015

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) released the following statement after the election of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House.

“Yesterday, in conference, I voted for Daniel Webster for Speaker of the House of Representatives. I truly believe he would be an effective Speaker and I agree with his desire to lead based on principle, not politics. Unfortunately, Dan did not win the Republican nomination and Paul Ryan was made Speaker-designate. Today, I again voted for Dan Webster on the house floor.

“Following the vote, a new Speaker emerged in Paul Ryan.  I look forward to working with him in making this Congress one that is worthy of the American people.  It is only by being unified that we can stop President Obama’s radical agenda. 

“I am pleased to see that Speaker Ryan has said that he will institute many of the changes to the House structure that Dan suggested. My goal from the very beginning was to change the way business is done in Washington. After many discussions, Speaker Ryan agreed that things will change. He has pledged to put an end to the retaliation and ‘culture of intimidation’ that exists in Washington. He will institute structural changes that decentralizes power and provides input from all Members of Congress—not just those in the Speaker’s favor.  

“While I am disappointed that Dan is not our Speaker, I am happy to see that Speaker Ryan plans to institute the very changes we fought so hard for. In a year’s time, there will be a new election for Speaker of the House. By then, we will have seen if Speaker Ryan has made good on his commitments – or if it is time to vote in a new speaker. Given his commitments, at this time, I’m willing to give him an opportunity to prove himself.

“Again, I plan to work with Speaker Ryan to make this Congress the most effective it can be and, rest assured, I will not shy away from holding our leaders accountable.”


Kat Cammack – Red Alert Politics

Kat-Cammack2015 TOP 30 UNDER 30 Young Conservatives!!!

We would like to extend our CONGRATULATIONS and warmest regards to Kat Cammack, Congressman Ted Yoho’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for being selected as one of the TOP 30 Under 30 Young Conservatives for Red Alert Politics!!!

We are certainly proud of you Kat and will continue to watch as you go and grow further into your career!!

Please read Kat’s bio and her comments to the three questions asked of her!

Kat grew up on a small ranch outside of Denver, CO. Raised with her sister by a single mother who owned her own business in Denver, she was taught at an early age the meaning of hard work.

A month before her college graduation, her family was notified that they had lost their ranch to a loophole in President Obama’s mortgage re-modification program. Faced with a 30-day eviction, her family was forced out of their home and off their land into a motel. While homeless, she received a call from a family friend asking if she would be interested in working on a first-time candidate’s campaign for Congress in Florida.

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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.


We Lost a Great and Talented Patriot This Week

I have been a fan and follower of Alan Caruba for quite some time. His writing was insightful and always spot on. I will miss him – ADB.

From Judson Phillips at Tea Party Nation:

It is with great sadness tonight that we pass along the news of the passing of a patriot and a good friend of Tea Party Nation.

Alan Caruba died yesterday.  He was an incredible patriot and a great writer.  Alan served his nation and became a very successful PR executive.  But his passion was this nation and passing the legacy of freedom and liberty on to future generations.

Alan wrote for many blogs including Tea Party Nation.  His writing was well researched and well thought out.  He took liberals to task, particularly the environmental Nazis.   One thing that always shone through his writing was his deep and abiding love for America.

Alan was a frequent contributor to TPN and most Sundays, he would submit a new blog.  I always looked forward to his Sunday contributions because they were always worth reading.

Alan was a great man and a great American.  We at TPN will miss him.

Related: Alan Caruba: A candle that goes on flickering in the dark

Memorial Day

Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poem’s 25th anniversary.

Please enjoy this tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country.

Happy Memorial Day and a great big THANK YOU to all who have served as we will never be able to repay you for your sacrifices.


Bill Clinton on the Foundation’s Troubles: “I just work here.”

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Looking frail and washed out, Bill Clinton made excuses for his foundation’s troubles while being interviewed in Morocco. “I just work here, I don’t know.”


What Has Happened to Bill Clinton? – by Dick Morris

I hardly recognized the Bill Clinton I saw in the Cynthia McFadden interview. The brilliant, agile, articulate politician we’ve watched for the past twenty-five years was nowhere to be found. In his place was a slow-speaking, frail-looking, short-tempered elderly man with the voice of Bill Clinton.

What’s happened to him?

His responses seemed painfully labored, his thinking muddled. There was an obvious difficulty and frustration in finding the right words. He seemed befuddled — his free floating stops-and-starts were jarring as he seemed to start to speak of ideas as they darted across his mind and then instantly stop in mid-sentence. It was painful to watch, much like watching an old-timer ball player in his late sixties struggle to execute plays he once did automatically.

The Bill Clinton in Africa appeared uncharacteristically rattled, unusually hesitant, particularly in the original video released on Monday morning. By evening, things had been cleaned up a bit.

Was it just exhaustion?  Read more at thehillarydaily.com.

FL Campus Carry Bill Doomed

Well, we all knew that it was too good to be true. The fact that the Campus Carry Bill made it through several committees on the Representative side in Tallahassee did not mean it would make it through the Senate.  It was pulled from it’s most recent committee agenda which meant it did not even get a vote. Go figure!!!


Please read this article in the Sunshine State News-

“The lies involved in the stalling of this bill are unfortunate and despicable,” Rebekah Hargrove, president of Students for Concealed Carry at Florida State University, said in a statement. “Sen. Diaz de la Portilla is simply too afraid to have his name associated with a divisive bill, even though he has previously claimed to be a supporter of the Second Amendment.”

Click for article- Campus Carry article

FL Senator Insults Conservative Grassroots

Wow, this so called Republican Senator from the Sarasota area sure has an ax to grind with Americans For Prosperity (AFP). Senator Jack Latvala also showed his dislike for many in the grassroots.

You also have to love the threat at the end of the YouTube clip. It would be funny if not for the power that OUR elected officials yield.  I personally like the Americans For Prosperity organization, and yes, I like the Koch brothers and Koch Industries.

I thought the AFP rep did a good job dealing with the attack.

Click link for article- http://shark-tank.com/2015/04/02/fl-senator-insults-conservative-grassroots-says-they-serve-absolutely-no-purpose-video/#





Ted Cruz Announces Presidential Run

March 23rd, 2015: In a speech on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce a presidential bid for 2016. It is fitting that Cruz picked this campus to announce, as he has clearly championed Liberty throughout his lifetime. And it is no accident, in my opinion, that he chose today to announce, as it is the fifth anniversary of the signing of Obamacare into law.



Trevor Loudon has Some Advice for Ted Cruz

Trevor Loudon, a New Zealand author, speaker and political activist, spoke at an event hosted by the Greater Orlando Tea Party on September 26th, 2014. In this short excerpt of his presentation, Mr. Loudon gives some poignant advice to a future 2016 Republican presidential hopeful (Ted Cruz).

Pulse of America: Some Folks Are Ready for Hillary … Especially Her Emails (VIDEO)

South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer on Sunday. He was questioned about Hillary Clinton’s emails and why they were so important.

One of the things he focused on were the “huge gaps” in the emails he has received related to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.

Here is a partial transcript of the CBS segment (Video appears at the end):

Bob Schieffer:  “Are you going to release the emails that she has sent to your committee.”

Trey Gowdy: “Uh no sir not yet because we don’t have all of them and there’s a reason that serious investigations don’t leak, and I don’t like selective releases. We had eight emails, Bob last August. We didn’t release those. We got three hundred more emails totaling eight hundred pages in February – We haven’t released those. It’s frankly not fair to the secretary, not fair to your viewers or my fellow citizens to selectively release information. Now if she wants to release all of them with the emphasis being on the word all, she’s welcome to do that I can’t stop her from doing, but serious investigations don’t make selective releases.”

Bob Schieffer: Well let me make sure I understand why this is significant. And that is by, by using this private account on a private server, she could not only keep those emails from the reach of the government as I understand it, but she could delete the emails without anybody knowing it. So she has sent you some emails but are there any gaps in the emails you have received so far from her?”

Trey Gowdy: “Yes sir, there are gaps of months and months and months and if you, if you think to that iconic picture of her on, a C-17 flying to Libya, she had sunglasses on and she has her handheld device in her hand. We have no emails from that day, in fact we have no emails from that trip. So it’s strains credibility to believe that if you’re on your way to Libya to discuss the Libyan policy that there’s not a single document that’s been turned over to Congress. So there are huge gaps and, you know, with respect to the president. It’s not up to Secretary Clinton to decide what’s a public record, and what’s not. We need someone, and frankly, I’ve lost confidence in the State Department to make that determination. They’re the ones who allowed this arrangement, they’re the ones who did nothing about this arrangement until they got a request from out committee. I mean frankly, I think your viewers are entitled to a neutral, detached arbiter to determine what’s a public record, first of all, so that never should have left the custody of the government, and secondarily, what is our committee entitled to? We’re not entitled to everything. I don’t want everything. I just want everything related to Libya and Benghazi…”

“…I continue to naively believe that people have a right to expect their government to tell them the truth in the aftermath of a tragedy, and we know that the video was not connected, and we know it was not a spontaneous protest. What we don’t know, is how early the administration knew those two narratives were false”

Bob Schieffer then abruptly ends the interview citing time constraints.

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