Stacy Swimp and “Contagious Transformation” Presents US Senator Jim DeMint and Senate Candidate Ted Cruz

Stacy Swimp and Contagious Transformation Present – US Senator Jim DeMint & US Candidate Ted Cruz this Friday January 20, 2012 on his radio show CLICK HERE : Contagious Transformation

Elected as South Carolina’s 55th senator in 2004, Sen. Jim DeMint quickly established himself as one of the most effective conservative leaders in Washington, seeking to enact innovative solutions to improve America for future generations. He has been a tireless advocate for smaller government, individual liberty, a strong national defense and traditional values, and his work to end earmarks, he is often referred to as a “taxpayer’s greatest ally”.  In early 2007, DeMint also fought for immigration reform, based on common sense solutions like securing the border, enforcing the laws already passed, and streamlining the legal system.  In 2006, he was elected Chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, which works to advance conservative legislation.  Recently, DeMint was ranked as the No. 1 senator voting for responsible tax and spending policies by the National Taxpayer’s Union.  DeMint understands the greatness of a country found in the people and values, not in government.

 

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Ted Cruz is a Partner at Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius in Houston LLP, where he leads the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice.  Also, from 2004-2009, he taught US Supreme Court Litigation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law.  Before serving as Solicitor General, Ted served as Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy General at the US Department of Justice, was Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.  Ted was also the first hispanic ever to have clerked for Chief Justice; clerking for William Rehnquist on the US Supreme Court.

 

Our Republic is on the brink, Should We Revisit Tun Tavern? Patriot Alert!

PATRIOT ALERT…THIS IS A LETTER WE DRAFTED TO GET IN FRONT OF KEY DECISION MAKERS TOMORROW. THERE ARE TWO GATHERINGS OF HIGHLY INFLUENCIAL CONSERVATIVE POWER PLAYERS THIS WEEKEND. ONE GATHERING IN TEXAS, ONE IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

WE SEEK TO GET THIS LETTER CIRCULATING AT THESE TWO CRITICAL MEETINGS TOMORROW. BOTH GATHERINGS HAVE THE PURPOSE OF MAKING ONE, LAST DITCH EFFORT, TO PUT FORTH A CONSERVATIVE ALTERNATIVE, TO MITT ROMNEY, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, OFFER UP A GOP CONSERVATIVE OPTION, SURE TO DEFEAT BARACK OBAMA. WE THINK WE HAVE THE “ONE IDEA.” IF YOU BELIEVE IN THIS “ONE IDEA” AS PASSIONATELY AS WE DO USE ALL YOUR CREATIVE ENERGY, AND CONTACTS TO GET THIS LETTER OUT TO TEA PARTY LEADERS, AND OTHERS, THAT MIGHT PRESENT THIS IDEAL TO THE MOVERS, AND SHAKERS, IN THE ROOMS TOMORROW. THIS IS TRULY A GRASSROOTS, ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THE INEVITABLE PARIDIGM, NOW ON A FAST TRACK TO BEING INEVITIABLE.

NO ONE GAVE WASHINGTON’S ARMY A CHANCE ON THAT FRIGID NIGHT, WHEN HIS RAGTAG ARMY CROSSED THE CHILLY POTOMAC. LOOK WHAT THEY ACCOMPLISHED. THEY GAVE BIRTH TO THE LAND OF THE FREE, AND HOME OF THE BRAVE. WE ARE THEIR DESCENDANTS, AND THEIR PATRIOT BLOOD COARSE’S THROUGH OUR VEINS.

FREEDOM HAS BEEN FREE TO US. NOT IT’S TIME FOR US TO GET SKIN IN THE GAME…GIVE IT YOUR ALL, AND LEAVE THE REST TO GOD. “WITH A STRONG RELIANCE ON HIM.”

LETTER BELOW…….

Ladies and Gentlemen

Our Republic is on the brink. We trust you recognize this unfortunate fact to be true. This gathering in Texas on this day resonates like the meetings in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia during our nations founding. If you will allow us an opportunity to reach out in a Patriotic flag-wave, our group “Restoring America’s Greatness” has an idea which we believe has merit, but indeed needs honing. I will spell it out here in simple terms. The names that we have chosen to slot in particular positions would most definitely need to be altered, as this premise is simply from a meeting of God-Fearing, America Loving folks. “THESE are the times that try men’s souls…” Now is the time to think outside the political box.

We fear 4 more years under the Obama Administration will indeed put our Republic over the brink. We also fear that a Romney Administration, while better than the other option, will not turn this ship called America around in a way that would be exemplary to the Conservative cause. Many like-minded Conservative Patriots gather for civil debate on Social Networks on who our choice should be for the GOP nominee for POTUS. Generally like-minded thinkers certainly have different opinions as to who we believe should be our nominee. Because of this, we have come to the following conclusion and following thought of interest:

Why does a candidate have to run for this most important job as a solo act?? In this critical time, would it not be in the best interest of the Republic and of the GOP party to have not only a POTUS nominee, But a nominee who already has a cabinet that he/she could introduce to the voting public? Why should a Rick Santorum, a Newt Gingrich , Rick Perry or any Conservative candidate lose the nomination only because they are out spent?? Why can’t a candidate announce before the Convention who his VP is, his Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and so on?? Wouldn’t a concerned citizenry be invigorated to support, donate, promote and enlighten other Americans if they were given an entire Administrative Cabinet to consider?? 

We obviously understand that this is easier on paper when it is in the real political arena, but here is our point: If, say, Newt Gingrich (simply as an example, our group does not wholly support any 1 candidate, hence our concern) would come out an announce that he is now running with (all examples obviously) Rick Santorum as his VP, John Bolton as his Sec of State, Allen West as Sec of Defense, Michele Bachmann as Attorney general etc etc etc…would that not be a unique, meshing, unheard of opportunity to unite a People??

Politicians would have to put COUNTRY before power, THE PEOPLE before ego. But, we would indeed find our true patriots in government running a campaign in such a unique yet dignified way. Is there a more important time in this great nations history to attempt such an uncommon approach to restoring America back from where she was born??

We ask that you consider this approach while gathering in Texas. “Restoring America’s Greatness” supports this endeavor, understanding it is indeed a dynamic. We hope to hear back from your fine collaborate group at some point in the near future. Thank you and God Bless America!!

by: Mark Bonner, John Swetland, blogged and supported  by Tanya Grimsley 

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VIDEO – Rep Allen West EXCLUSIVE Interview – on GOP Contenders and Obama’s contempt for Congress

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 16 MINUTE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMAX

Congressman Allen West tells Newsmax that President Barack Obama has “complete contempt” for Congress and is starting to believe that he has an “imperial presidency.”

The Florida Republican says Newt Gingrich is the “smartest” GOP candidate but thinks any of the Republican hopefuls can beat Obama in what undoubtedly will be a “brutal bloodbath.”

West also asserts that sanctions will not succeed in deterring Iran’s belligerency and warns that the United States should not cut the defense budget to make the military the “bill-payer” for Washington’s failure to rein in spending.

West, who was elected in 2010, is a member of the House Tea Party Caucus. He is also an Army veteran who served for more than 20 years, with postings in several combat zones, and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.President Obama has said he is hopeful for an improved economy in 2012. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, West was asked whether Americans should feel that way.“No, they shouldn’t,” West declares. “President Obama is just going to sit back and hope that things fall into his lap.

“He’s not going to do anything as far as reforming our tax code so that our small business owners have some sort of predictability. He’s not going to do anything to lower the corporate tax rate and eliminate loopholes. He’s not going to do anything to correct the regulatory environment that his administration is putting forth. In 2011, his administration added more than 71,000 pages of new regulations to the federal registry. That’s not how we’re going to heal this economy.”

Asked whether Obama has given up on “hope and change,” West responds: “I think the president has given up, period, and he’s in a campaign mode. He’s going to disengage from Washington, D.C. That’s not leadership, that’s an abdication of leadership.

“What concerns me is the rhetoric around [Obama’s recent recess appointments]. He is going to bypass Congress. He has a complete contempt for the legislative branch. We don’t have an imperial presidency, but I think that is what he’s starting to believe.

“We have to be very vociferous about this. We’ve got to get in the arena and battle the president and the liberal progressive ideology in the arena of ideas.”

In response to Iran’s continuing nuclear development program and threats to shut off the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf, West tells Newsmax: “I think you have to make sure a credible military option is still on the table.

“Sanctions will only have an effect if the regime cares about the standard of living of their people. That’s not the case, so you have to have a viable military threat, because in that part of the world despots, dictators, autocrats, and theocrats only understand strength and might, and that’s what we have to show.”

West criticizes Obama for his recent announcement of deep cuts in the military budget.

“The military cannot be the bill-payer for the fiscal irresponsibility in Washington, D.C., because the military budget is only about 19.6 percent of our overall budget. The driver of our debt is the 62 percent that we spend on the interest on our debt, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. So it is cowardice to not confront that 62 percent and pick on the military.”

With the New Hampshire primary today and primaries in South Carolina and his home state Florida looming, West says he still has no plans to endorse any particular GOP candidate. But he has high praise for Newt Gingrich.

“I think without a doubt he has proven to be the smartest person out there,” West says.

“He has won all the debates. He definitely has a clear vision as far as where he wants to take the country. But I think the negative ads that were run against him out in Iowa really put a little chink in his armor. Now it’s a matter of can he recover from that in New Hampshire and then in South Carolina and Florida. I think he is probably the biggest competitor for Governor [Mitt] Romney as we go forward.

Mitt Romney really has to prove himself as far as being a true conservative. A lot of people are looking at his record when he governed in Massachusetts, a blue state, and they want to know he will go with the right kind of policies because, when you look at Speaker Gingrich, there are some incredible accomplishments — the fact that he balanced the budget for a series of years, and welfare reform.”

West also downplayed former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s strong showing in the Iowa caucuses.

“Look at what the Iowa caucus is — a reflection of a very simple point: 120,000 voters. Well, you’ve got 300 thousand to 350 thousand registered Republicans just here in Broward County [Florida]. So is that a true indicator in Iowa? You have a very small sample out there that is not reflective of the diversity of America.”

On Texas Gov. Rick Perry, West says: “I don’t know if Governor Perry is going to be able to recover from the initial stumbles he had out of the starting gate with those debate appearances. I think he was disappointed with the showing he had in Iowa, especially with the investment he put in there.”

As for Texas Rep. Ron Paul, “When you talk about fiscal responsibility of the federal government, that perks people up. But when you transition from fiscal matters to national security and foreign policies, he really loses people.

“I think every [GOP presidential candidate] we have on the table can win the nomination other than Congressman Ron Paul.

“You’ve got to be able to draw a clear contrast between who you are, what you represent — conservative constitutional principles — and that which President Barack Obama represents: Big government, economic equality, wealth redistribution. You’ve got to show that America’s not about class, it’s about equal opportunity and not equal achievement.

“I think each one of our candidates can do that, but they have to understand it’s going to be a brutal bloodbath because this is such an important election cycle.”

Asked whether he favors one of the GOP candidates, West responds: “No, I sit back. My most important focus is to be a good representative here in District 22. We have a lot of things we need to square away in Congress. We’re going to start this kabuki dance all over again about the payroll tax [cut] extension because for whatever silly and insidious reason the Senate only wanted to extend it for two months, and Speaker Boehner decided to go along with it.

“There are a lot of issues facing us. I’m concerned with our economic situation. I’m happy that the unemployment situation has come down to 8.6, 8.5 percent, but I’m concerned whether or not that’s a seasonal bump. We need to sustain that because you have three or four million jobs that were completely lost and you have a large contingent of Americans that are under-employed.”

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Rep. Allen West exclusive Q and A with Sun Sentinel – Do you favor a candidate? Nope!

By Anthony Man January 4, 2012 05:42 PM

U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, said Wednesday he expects a range of presidential choices when Florida Republicans vote in the Jan. 31 primary, though the field will continue to shrink.

West, the he most prominent Republican in Broward and Palm Beach counties, spoke late Wednesday with Sun Sentinel reporters and editorial writers.

Here’s his take on the results from the Iowa caucuses, the Tuesday kickoff to the Republican presidential nominating contest.

“What you have seen coming out of Iowa with the top three that finished is a broad spectrum across the Republican Party. You have a person that is center to center-left, you have someone that is center to the right and you have a libertarian,” he said.

That refers to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who finished first, second and third.

“Now the question is how can they continue to play their message out with the other primaries,” he said. West expects a the field to continue to narrow. “Based upon his performance in New Hampshire, you’ll probably see maybe former Governor [Jon] Huntsman drop out.”

“I really believe that Florida’s going to play a very important role because Florida’s a very diverse state. It’s a very large state. It’s a swing state. And I think it would be really indicative of the way forward as far as this Republican primary.”

Who has the advantage coming into Florida [which holds its primary on Jan. 31]?

“Well, I mean I think that you have to look at the fact that already Governor Romney has a pretty established ground game down here. And that goes back to the fact that he did run in 2008 and so you build upon that. Rick Santorum will have to try to pick that game up as you go through New Hampshire, South Carolina. And Ron Paul is once again, he still has a pretty good ground game. It is already established here from 2008 so we’ll see what happens.”

You described Romney as center-left.

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