Archive for November 7th, 2009

Ashcroft Endorses Tiahrt for Senate

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Senator and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft (R-MO) today endorsed Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Goddard) in his bid for the U.S. Senate. As U.S. Attorney General, Ashcroft led the Department of Justice after the attacks of September 11, 2001 and under his leadership the Department was successful in the disruption of over 150 terrorist plots around the globe.

“Todd Tiahrt is a principled fiscal and social conservative who understands what it takes to keep this country safe,” said Ashcroft. “He fights for the conservative values he believes in and does not waver in the face of tough opposition.”

“Conservatives across this country are yearning for principled conservatives in Washington,” continued Ashcroft, “I feel strongly that Todd Tiahrt can help provide that common sense conservative leadership in the Senate.”

A staunch conservative, Ashcroft was elected Governor of Missouri by record breaking margins and remains the only Republican Governor to be re-elected to a second, consecutive term in the Show Me state.

Ashcroft joins the growing list of conservatives who have endorsed Tiahrt including Sen. Jim Inhofe, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Congressman Mike Rogers, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, former Congressman Jim Ryun, and conservative talk radio icon Mark Levin. Tiahrt also has the support of groups such as; Concerned Women for America, Kansans for Life, Family Research Council PAC and Eagle Forum.


Kobach campaign — Michelle Malkin endorses Kris Kobach for the office of Kansas Secretary of State

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

For Immediate Release

November 6, 2009


On November 5th, 2009, Michelle Malkin endorsed Kris Kobach for the office of Kansas Secretary of State.

Malkin one of the conservative movement’s most influential voices, is a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel, a nationally-syndicated columnist, a host of her own blogsite at, and the author of numerous bestsellers. Her most recent book, Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies, was #1 on the NY Times list for six weeks and remains on the top ten.

Malkin appeared at a fundraising event for Kris Kobach at the Terradyne Country Club in Andover, KS at 6 p.m. It was the first time that Malkin has spoken in the state of Kansas.

Malkin praised Kobach’s efforts to prevent voter fraud by organizations like ACORN. Malkin stated, “Kris Kobach was correct when he said: ‘ACORN is a criminal enterprise.’”

Praising Kris Kobach’s law enforcement background as Counsel to Attorney General John Ashcroft and his commitment to fight voter fraud, Malkin said, “We need a Kris Kobach in every state.”

Malkin started her newspaper journalism career at the Los Angeles Daily News in 1992, moved to the Seattle Times in 1995, and has been writing nationally syndicated newspaper columns for Creators Syndicate since 1999. On the Fox News Channel, Malkin appears most frequently on the Glenn Beck Show, and Hannity’s America with Sean Hannity.

For further information, or to set up an interview with Kris Kobach, contact Ben Davis at: (316) 210-2450.


Patricia Lightner — Supporting Health Care Freedom for Kansans

Saturday, November 7th, 2009
In a very short time, the United States House of Representatives will be taking a vote on the Nancy Pelosi Health Care Bill.  You may not have heard, but my opponent, Dennis Moore, has issued a statement in support of the legislation, placing him squarely on the side of the most extreme liberal elements of the Democratic Party, putting to rest any remaining notion that he is a blue dog Democrat.   The good news is the House Republicans have an alternative which addresses many of the solutions I’ve been talking about along the campaign trail.  You can learn more about this legislation by clicking here.    There is also an important effort going on in Kansas to preserve health care freedom for for Kansans, led by State Senator Mary Pilcher Cook.  She has proposed the “Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment”, which, if passed, Kansans will have a chance to vote on next November.  You can learn more about her efforts, which I support, here.   On Friday afternoon, I issued a press release, which you can view below as well as on my website, discussing all three of these items:
I encourage you to remain vigilant as we seek to preserve liberty and freedom, particularly as the House nears this critical vote on health care.  Our opponents will not rest until they are defeated at the ballot box, and with your help, we can ensure that happens.    Thank you for your support and encouragement, and for all you do in the fight for conservative principles.   Sincerely,
Patricia Lightner Candidate for Congress

Kansans for Life: Call again! PASS STUPAK AMD’T

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


U.S. house of Representatives to vote today on

Stupak-Pitts Amendment

WASHINGTON (November 7, 2009) — The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote late TODAY on one of the most important pro-life proposals to come before Congress in years.

Bottom Line: Your efforts should now be focused on urging House members to vote YES on the Stupak-Pitts Amendment! Late last night, the House Democratic leadership very reluctantly granted permission for the House to vote TODAY on the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the health care bill (H.R. 3962).    The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) strongly supports the Stupak-Pitts Amendment. The amendment has been extensively discussed in past NRLC press releases (for example, here) and letters to Congress (for example, here).    The Stupak-Pitts Amendment would remove the two major pro-abortion components from H.R. 3962:  (1)  The amendment would permanently prohibit the new federal government insurance program, the “public option,” from paying for abortion, except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest; and (2) the amendment would permanently prohibit the use of the new federal premium subsidies (“affordability credits”) to purchase private insurance plans that cover abortion (except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest).

Note:  The Stupak-Pitts Amendment explicitly allows private insurance companies to sell insurance policies that cover abortion (either abortion alone, or abortion coverage along with other coverage) to persons who pay for such policies entirely with their personal funds.  Some pro-abortion groups have claimed that the Stupak-Pitts amendment would prohibit private companies from selling abortion coverage even to a person who receives no government subsidy, but this is false.   A close vote is expected on the Stupak-Pitts Amendment. The office of any U.S. House member in Washington may be reached through the Capitol Switchboard, 202-225-3121.  However, that Switchboard might be overloaded today.

You can obtain the direct-dial numbers for any House office by typing in a zip code at the NRLC Legislative Action Center here.  Also, the NRLC Legislative Action Center can provide you with fax numbers and district-office phone numbers of U.S. House members, here. Note:  Several recent NRLC legislative alerts had anticipated that it would be necessary for our side to defeat the “rule” on H.R. 3962, in order to pave the way for a vote on the Stupak-Pitts Amendment.  But that step is no longer necessary, because the House Democratic leadership reluctantly concluded that they could not pass a “rule” that excluded the Stupak-Pitts Amendment.  Therefore, NRLC is no longer opposing the “rule” on H.R. 3962.  Your efforts should now be focused on urging House members to vote YES on the Stupak-Pitts Amendment! For further information on the abortion-related components of H.R. 3962, see the NRLC website page here.   News media inquiries regarding the bill, the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, and related issues, can be directed to NRLC at 202-626-8820 or

The Quiet Death of the Kyoto Protocol: American Enterprise Institute

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

The Obama administration has rejected the Kyoto Protocol (ensuring it will expire), adopted some of former President George W. Bush’s key positions in international climate negotiations, and demurred when asked about reports that the president has decided to skip the December climate summit in Copenhagen. United Nations climate negotiator Yvo de Boer has concluded that it is “unrealistic” to expect the conference to produce a new, comprehensive climate treaty-which also describes the once-fond hopes for passage of domestic climate legislation this year-or even in Obama’s first term.

This is not how it was supposed to be.

Chris Cillizza: “The new ad being run in Florida by the Club for Growth should send shivers down Gov. Charlie Crist’s (R) spine”

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


“AARP endorses ObamaCare. Now’s the time to cancel that membership if you have one.” — Club for Growth

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Club for Growth — NY-23 Winner Breaks Four Campaign Promises

Saturday, November 7th, 2009