It is never too early to train and grow our next conservative Republican generation, and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is aiding in that effort with a new line of precious baby clothing. If you have a future Mister Speaker, a Madame Speaker or a Republican voter, the NRCC is now offering these darling onesies.
Gerrit Lansing is the Digital Director of the NRCC and recently stated the following not only about their new clothing line, but about their online products as a whole: “NRCC Digital is always looking for ways to set ourselves apart, raise the bar, and set an example for others in the online space, and we think our store is a new component of what an aggressive digital operation looks like. When it comes to specific products, we look for ideas that resonate with many Americans - things that everyday people would buy. Conservative principles of a smaller, smarter more efficient government have a broad appeal, and we sell products in our store that reflect that."
After the kids are deposited at school, I park my rear at the kitchen table and visit the same websites, in the same order, every single morning. I love reading the news. When my morning routine was repeated every two hours, I wondered with some amusement if my passion for news was turning into an addiction.
Last month my question was answered with relief. I wasn’t suffering from an addiction, because for days my computer sat on my kitchen table in “sleep” mode, power light blinking. It seemed to be begging me for attention, and I felt guilty. Why was I avoiding my computer?
Then the answer came to me: I was avoiding my computer because of Facebook.
My beloved internet news tour was always punctuated with an obligatory visit to Facebook. My goal was to sign in, post articles and news links, and leave immediately, but that never seemed to happen. My relationship with Facebook got off to a rocky start. I would get sucked into a time-consuming whirlwind of comments and pictures. I tried to type something, but I didn’t feel witty, funny, or relevant. I felt like I was in a crowded room trying to shout, but no one could hear me. I love to talk, so why couldn’t I comment? I’ve tried but fingers were still, poised above my computer, cursor impatiently flashing.
As the push for government regulations and overhauls continue to plague the lives of Americans, it is quite refreshing to read that the Colorado recall efforts of State senate President John Morse and state senator Angela Giron resulted in a huge victory for gun right activists. In the heavily Democrat regions of Colorado, voters utilized their right to remind their government that Americans are a self-governing body and we will not be ignored. It is truly amazing that even being outspent by gun control advocates, the American right to pursue freedom and Constitutional liberties still prevailed.
The reactions coming from the left and especially from DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz is both pathetic and comical. She tweeted her dismissal to the losses due to “voter suppression pure and simple.” (Try to contain your laughter) If the DNC chair wants to act like a cry baby then so be it.
Part 2: Wait a Minute, Mr. Boss Man
During the first installment of “The Ugly Truth About Obamacare”, we talked about how individuals must buy health insurance or face a fine. Not only is this unconstitutional on its face (yes it is, John Roberts) but the cost of health insurance, to borrow a phrase, will necessarily skyrocket once all the new regulations catch up with it.
However, many Americans may not be worried about the individual mandate, because after all, the majority of us do receive health insurance from our employer or a spouse’s employer. If that’s the case then, read on - you need to know how Obamacare puts employers through the ringer when it comes to offering coverage for their employees.
So let’s say you are Joe CEO. You own a house cleaning business with less than 50 full time equivalent (FTE) employees (a definition that makes the employer requirement much more wide ranging than if you simply counted heads). You are not required to offer health care coverage, but you can use the SHOP program to buy coverage – if you can get 70% of your employees to enroll.
A couple of months ago, bloggers were invited to take part in a conference call held by the NRSC. The call was to discuss a new effort by the GOP to encourage more women to become involved in the political process and its name…Project GROW. Since that conference call, those of us who participated have heard nothing or seen any type of movement. So, my question is, what is wrong with the GOP?
Many on our side discuss the “messaging problem” of the GOP, but no one does anything about it. Why not? I think I have found the problem, and I don’t have to look any further than at the local level, where I live. The GOP is afraid of change and doesn’t want anyone new coming up the ranks that challenges the “same old, same old” way of doing things.
This past Spring a man in Douglas County, Georgia did everything he could to keep another man and his wife from being delegates at the state GOP convention. We will call him Jack. Now, Jack is a "good ole boy", and he was upset because the other gentleman had supported a different candidate than Jack had for the Chairman position at the county level. Jack’s candidate was also a "good ole boy".