Learn to speak liberal

Eliminate (v.) -- Increase spending on.  Ex.: Democrats claim Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed budget, which calls for increasing amounts of Medicare spending, "eliminates Medicare."

Death Trap (n.) -- A program that spends increasing amounts of money on entitlement benefits. Ex.: Democrats claim the Ryan budget, which expands Medicare benefits, "is a death trap for seniors."

"Defend Seniors" (phrase) -- Exploit for votes and cash by literally telling them they will die unless they take a prescribed action.  A liberal tradition celebrated each election year.

Florida Dem blows off fiscal emergency to address fashion emergency

Thanks to a little-known provision in the health care reform bill, health insurance companies must offer coverage to those who struggle with shopaholism.

While some members of Congress work to avert a government shutdown, and millions of Americans worry over which bills to not pay so they can keep food on the table, The Hill reports Florida Democrat Rep. Corrine Brown informed members of Congress they were invited to join her in taking the rest of the day off for an upscale boutique shopping trip in Crystal City.

Dubbed as an "Outing with Congresswoman Corrine Brown," members of Brown's entourage could treat themselves to "wardrobe consulting and custom tailoring" and were even offered personal shopper services so they wouldn't have to engage in the back-breaking ordeal of picking out dresses.

This would be the same Corrine Brown who claims small business owners who work seven long days a week without taking time off are getting off easy and need to be taxed more.

Tweet of the day

RT @jaketapper It is remarkable to hear Dems slam GOPers for not passing....last year's budget when Dems ruled the roost.

Dems: Give us your money so we can continue to overspend your money

"A fundraising appeal from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee warns supporters that 'Tea Party Republicans are threatening to shut down the government on Friday unless we surrender to their outrageous demands,'" The Hill reports.

I had no idea that not spending taxpayer money on "cowboy poetry festivals" and $600,000.00 sculptures was "outrageous," much less "blackmail," as Democrats wail.

Your daily definition of irony

After refusing to pass a budget for all of 2010, Harry Reid accuses the GOP of "stalling" and "procrastinating" after they send him a budget.

Thought for the day

If Dems are claiming that opposing taxpayer spending on overseas malaria programs makes you responsible for the deaths of children, how many millions of children will they admit to killing by continuing to block the production of life-saving DDT?

REPORT: With Kloppenburg holding on to 204-vote lead, uncounted ballots being destroyed in Prosser-backing county

How do you make sure your candidate holds on to a 204-vote lead in a statewide election?

One easy way is shred ballots that favor your opponent before they can be counted.

Pundit Press reports:
"For some reason one of the counties in the state is destroying ballots that 'were not counted' yesterday. Apparently this is a very bizarre and egregious move....'We
have received reports Mequon poll workers destroyed submitted ballots before poll closing time'...We're not exactly sure why this is happening, but Mequon is in Ozaukee County... where the vote totals may give us an idea why:"

Ozaukee 48/48
Prosser 20,844 72%
Kloppenburg 8,295 28%

You stopped Baucus

Dear ATP supporter,

Thank you!

You did it!

Sen. Max Baucus' (D-Mont.) attempt to protect Gang Green's vulnerable senators by having them vote on a sham amendment went down in flames.

As in it was rejected by a vote of 7-93.

The Senate is still voting on other amendments relating to the EPA, including one originally authored by Sen. Jim Inhofe stripping the EPA of its power to regulate and cap carbon dioxide.

But the Baucus amendment was the big one.  Gang Green tried to take on ATP's grassroots supporters, and they lost.

So thank you.

Your phone calls and contributions made all the difference.

But an even bigger -- and far tougher -- fight is still ahead.

We need a recorded vote on Sen. Rand Paul's REINS Act, S.299.

Gang Green has made it clear stopping it this is their biggest fight and #1 priority.

Getting that recorded vote is our #1 priority.

So thank you, and stay alert.


Donald Ferguson
Executive Director

Putting Wisconsin in perspective

A state that:
1) Went for Obama, Kerry, Gore, Clinton, Clinton and Dukakis,
2) Has a nine-point Democrat party identification advantage,
3) Has a fired-up liberal base and
4) Is the home of the union movement 
holds what they say is a referendum on unions. 
They barely get a majority.
That's like Texas nearly voting to outlaw football.

Attention Colorado: Bennet & Udall to host "Debt and Deficit Forum"

No, it's not a "how-to." 
United States Senators
Invite You to Attend

Colorado’s Common Sense Forum
on the Nation’s Debt and Deficit Crisis

With Special Guests

From the President’s National Commission on
Fiscal Responsibility

Co-Chairman, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute and Former Director, Office
of Management and Budget
Committee for Responsible Federal Budget

And Colorado Leaders Including

Current and Former
Members of the Colorado Delegation
Business and Community Leaders

Friday, April 8, 2011
2:00 – 4:00
University of Colorado at Denver
2nd Floor Terrace Room
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80204

Seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P by visiting:


Daily Caller: Washington Post and CBS receiving money from Obamacare slush fund

Click the header for more.


MAXimum power grab.

Dear ATP supporter,

This is it!

After nearly two weeks of delaying in search of 60 votes to save the EPA’s unchecked power, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has scheduled a vote THIS AFTERNOON, 4:00 P.M. ET on several amendments to a small business bill — including Sen. Max Baucus’ sham amendment that pretends to protect jobs, but only protects EPA bureaucrats.

If Baucus succeeds in this attempt to scam citizens, the EPA’s power to regulate carbon dioxide means lost jobs, higher prices and lost freedom.

Your phone calls and contributions to American Tradition Partnership are working.  Keep it up.  We have been able to hold them off for nearly two weeks.

As you recall, Baucus is pulling his usual D.C. tricks, offering an amendment offering what barely amounts to protection from EPA tyranny to only a few select employers.

The idea is to let Gang Green’s vulnerable senators vote for his fake amendment so they can campaign next year as job protectors.

In reality, it’s not real protection, you can bet it will be revoked once the 2012 election is over and the idea is to drain support away from an amendment originally authored by Sen. Jim Inhofe to strip

Obama’s EPA activists of their power to regulate and cap carbon dioxide as a toxic pollutant.

The vote is JUST HOURS AWAY and Gang Green’s Gucci-shoed, silk-pocketed lobbyists are twisting every arm, pulling every trick and offering boatloads of campaign cash in search of that 60th vote.

I need you to do two critical things IMMEDIATELY.

1) Call your two senators (again, if you have already called) at 202-224-3121.  Tell them to vote NO on the Baucus EPA amendment and YES on the McConnell/Inhofe amendment.

2) Go here or to https://secure.americantradition.org and help me keep up the pressure by chipping in $100, $50, $35 or just $10.  Every gift, no matter how big or small, goes a long way.

Again, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a vote as early as 4:00 p.m. on Max Baucus’ sham amendment intended to save the EPA by killing jobs in his state, and yours.  YOUR IMMEDIATE SUPPORT IS CRITICAL.

Please take just a second to call your two senators, and to go here or to https://secure.americantradition.org to chip in $100, $50, $35 or just $10.


Donald Ferguson
Executive Director
American Tradition Partnership

P.S.  Harry Reid has been struggling for two weeks now to find that 60th vote for Max Baucus’ sham amendment.  Your support has made all the difference.

Reid and Gang Green’s lobbyists have scheduled the vote in just a few hours.  They’re working every available senator to bully, coerce or offer campaign cash in exchange for a vote for Baucus’ attempt to protect the EPA.

We need to keep up the pressure!  Please call, and go here or to https://secure.americantradition.org to chip in $100, $50, $35 or just $10.

Shameless union bosses: MLK shot because he was pro-union

Why is it that liberals don't know how to behave around a dead body?  

Their latest display of shameless exploitation of a tragedy?  This video by AFSCME government union bosses implying Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated because he was pro-union. 

No, really.  No mention whatsoever of the fact James Earl Ray was an avowed racist and King gave his life fighting for the civil rights of blacks.  It's all about the union bosses, and their insatiable appetite for tax dollars.

Not content they've yet offended enough people, they go on to claim government has a civil right to an unlimited ability to organize against its own citizens and imply anyone who thinks their taxes are too high opposes civil rights. (H/T The Blaze.)

Odd argument from a union movement that not only routinely uses violence, savage beatings and death threats as go-to political tools, but has seen multiple union bosses jailed for the assassinations of their political opponents.  What's next?  An MLK-stood-for-us video from the Klan?

No wonder the greedy and violent union bosses are now only slightly more popular than pinkeye.

Filings in American Tradition Partnership's Expensive Energy Mandate federal lawsuit

ATP, ATI file federal suit to throw out Expensive Energy Mandate

ATP, ATI file federal suit to throw out Expensive Energy Mandate
Two citizens’ groups, Morrison resident file suit against Hickenlooper, officials

DENVER – Two citizens’ groups and a Morrison resident filed a federal lawsuit suit Apr. 4 in Denver’s United States District Court seeking to have the state’s Expensive Energy Mandate declared unconstitutional.

“The Expensive Energy Mandate doesn’t just kill jobs and drive up prices, it wrongfully interferes with interstate commerce by disrupting the interstate power grid,” said American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson.  “Families and consumers, along with Constitution, are wronged by the Expensive Energy Mandate.”

“Environmentalism demands policies that actually improve the environment in a manner compatible with a healthy economy.  The hard facts show that wind energy is not affordable and is not clean,” said Dr. David Schnare, Director the Environmental Law Center of the American Tradition Institute.  “As such, wind energy deserves to be put on trial.”

The suit names Governor John Hickenlooper, Regulatory Agencies Department Director Barbara J. Kelley, Public Utilities Commission Chairman Ron Binz, Public Utilities Commissioners James Tarpey and Matt Baker and Public Utilities Commission Director Doug Dean as defendants.

The suit filed by American Tradition Partnership, American Tradition Institute and tech entrepreneur Rod Lueck seeks to overturn the law on the grounds it wrongfully interferes with interstate commerce, violating Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, a clause previous courts have ruled also applies to state legislatures.  The suit also argue Expensive Energy Mandates hurt consumers by raising prices for food, energy and goods and destroy jobs.

Commonly called a “renewable energy standard,” Colorado’s law mandates that 30 percent of its electricity come from renewable sources by the year 2020. By mandating the purchase and use of renewables, the Colorado statute discriminates against other less costly, less polluting, safer and more reliable in-state and out-of-state sources of electricity.  The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution does not permit a state to impose burdens on the interstate market for electricity, especially when doing so means higher costs and more pollution as is the case under the Colorado law.

Gig'em, ladies

The Bryan-College Station Eagle: Aggies win national championship

And Danielle Adams, if you're reading this the WNBA draft is next Monday. The Washington Mystics don't pick until #11. Make it clear right now you won't play for any other team and will hold until you're traded to D.C.

Looking at Wisconsin

* Prosser, who only got 55 percent in the first round BEFORE Wisconsin blew up, narrowly leads -- despite the beyond-motivated liberal base and crush of liberal activists, volunteers and paid staff crashing in from out of state. Bad sign for union bosses.

* That means 45 percent of voters stated they didn't want Prosser re-elected, BEFORE the union bosses got involved. Incumbents rarely get a significant boost in a run-off election, often dropping several percentage points -- unless voters suddenly find the other candidate even less acceptable than the incumbent they have already stated they don't want re-elected. Bad sign for union bosses.

* Also, throw in the fact liberals had a FAR better ground organization than Prosser's weak effort, which is what is supposed to decide a judicial runoff election. Bad sign for unions they couldn't pull this off.

* They should have won it last night, and not several days later once provisional, absentee and late return precincts are counted. Granted, they weren't going to win this by 20 points, but they should have been able to call it last night. Bad sign for union bosses.

* Also, don't believe the pathetic liberal spin about the Dane County Executive race being a rejection of Scott Walker. Democrat Joe Parisi defeated Republican Eileen Bruskewitz for Walker's old job by a 70 percent to 30 percent margin.

Liberals, desperate to find something positive in last night's results, are screeching a Republican loss in Dane County was a rejection of Walker. Two major factual problems: