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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s re-election campaign?

Answer: He is expected to raise a whopping $1 BILLION and that money has to come from somewhere.

The relationship between labor unions and the Democratic Party is one that needs to watched.

AFSCME (a public employees union) was biggest outside spender of the 2010 midterm election:

The 1.6 million-member AFSCME is spending a total of $87.5 million on the elections after tapping into a $16 million emergency account to help fortify the Democrats’ hold on Congress. Last week, AFSCME dug deeper, taking out a $2 million loan to fund its push. The group is spending money on television advertisements, phone calls, campaign mailings and other political efforts, helped by a Supreme Court decision that loosened restrictions on campaign spending.

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Previously, most labor-sponsored campaign ads had to be funded by volunteer donations. Now, however, AFSCME can pay for ads using annual dues from members, which amount to about $390 per person. AFSCME said it will tap membership dues to pay for $17 million of ads backing Democrats this election.

Labor unions were created to be a vehicle to get workers more of the profits they help create. Government workers, however, do not generate profits. They merely negotiate for more tax money. Unfortunately, when government unions strike, they strike against the taxpayers who fund their salaries, pensions, benefits, etc.

Props to the Republican National Committee for releasing this political advertisement. It’s refreshing to see them take a firm stand on this issue.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the United States House of Representatives today?

Answer: A new Speaker of the House!

Politico reports:

Rep. John Boehner, who came to Congress as a conservative reformer two decades ago and grinded his way up the ranks of the Republican Party, was elected the 61st speaker of the House, becoming the first Ohio Republican to hold the post in nearly 80 years.

The vote was 241-173, but the roll call tally was merely a formality to mark a remarkable political comeback for Boehner, who was ousted from Republican leadership a dozen years ago only to work his way up to the most powerful position in the House under the new GOP majority. As he walked up the center aisle of the House chamber to receive the gavel from former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Boehner — well known for being emotional — teared up and wiped his eyes.

Once Boehner reached the podium, he seemed controlled and at ease as he accepted the over-sized gavel from Pelosi. After acknowledging his wife, two daughters and other family members sitting in the gallery, he emphasized changes that he plans for the House—including a stringent new rules package that the new Republican majority was expected to approve this afternoon and more open procedures.

Of course, Speaker Boehner turned on the water works, but his emotions are like the “10 minute” mushy scene in a wild, action movie. In a couple weeks, it will be time to grab the popcorn, because the epic battle scene between two sworn enemies (Republican vs. Democrat) will begin.

Overall, it is a great day to be a Republican! I could watch this video a thousand times and still enjoy it:

…And repeat.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked each of the House chamber’s 17 committees when the new Congress convenes in January?

Answer: New Republican leaders.

No shocker here.

The New York Times reports:

On Tuesday, House leaders picked Harold Rogers of Kentucky, a member of the Appropriations Committee since 1983, to lead the panel, over Jerry Lewis of California, a former chairman, and Jack Kingston of Georgia. They also named Fred Upton of Michigan over Joe L. Barton of Texas to win back the chairmanship on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which handles health care.

Agriculture – Frank D. Lucas of Oklahoma
Appropriations – Harold Rogers of Kentucky
Armed Services – Howard P. “Buck” McKeon of California
Budget – Paul Ryan of Wisconsin
Education and Labor – John Kline of Minnesota
Energy and Commerce – Fred Upton of Michigan
Financial Services – Spencer Bachus of Alabama
Foreign Affairs – Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida
Homeland Security – Peter T. King of New York
Judiciary – Lamar S. Smith of Texas
Natural Resources – Doc Hastings of Washington
Oversight and Government Reform – Darrell Issa of California
Science and Technology – Ralph M. Hall of Texas
Small Business – Sam Graves of Missouri
Transportation and Infrastructure – John L. Mica of Florida
Veterans – Jeff Miller of Florida
Ways and Means – Dave Camp of Michigan

Unfortunately, the same ol’ Republicans are still in control with the exception of Paul Ryan heading the Budget Committee. Personally, I was hoping Rep. Kingston (R-GA) would get the Appropriations Committee job.

Hopefully the Republicans learned their lesson and remain focused on the crucial issues facing our country.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Republican tidal wave that hit America a few weeks ago?

Answer: It’s still coming in.

The Hill reports:

Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) conceded defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold late Monday after the recount he requested barely made a dent in the Republican’s election night lead. Farenthold’s final margin of victory stood at 648 votes.

Farenthold’s victory completes one of 2010’s biggest upsets on the House side and brings the number of GOP House gains this year to 62.

Yeah, that’s right! Not even rubber ducky pajamas and a scantily clad woman can block the Republican tidal wave from hitting Texas’ 27th congressional district!

Unfortunately for Democrats, there are still a few races out there being decided by the courts. Keep the U.S. House seats coming!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked a map of the United States that displayed how Americans voted on November 2, 2010?

Answer: You will witness the ‘Demplosion’!

Haha… Such a beautiful sight to see.

Congratulations to all the Republicans who won! Now let’s focus our energy and attention on turning this country around.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the liberal mainstream media tonight while they cover the 2010 midterm election results?

Answer: A game that allows you to enjoy their desperate attempts to fabricate excuses on why Democrats lost.

Behold! The 2010 Election Day Liberal Media Spin Drinking Game!

Props to Timothy Carney at The Washington Examiner:

Below are the liberal platitudes to explain away the election, followed by a brief explanation of why they’re so silly. Any time you hear one of these platitudes, take a drink. (But if you’re watching MSNBC, we recommend cutting the portions in half — and still telling your boss you won’t be in before lunch on Wednesday).

RULES: Take a drink every time you hear an anchor, pundit, or other TV talking head…

  • Say “Anti-incumbent.” No, this isn’t an anti-incumbent year. The only Republican Senator even remotely close to losing her seat Tuesday is Lisa Murkowski, a write-in candidate who lost her primary for being too liberal. Somewhere from zero to three House Republicans will lose, and those include Hawaii and New Orleans. There might be one or two Republican governors fall, but in all likelihood, this an anti-Democrat year.
    Suggested drink: A Hurricane or a Mai Tai, local drinks of New Orleans and Hawaii, respectively — the only districts where GOP congressmen (Joe Cao and Charles Djou) are likely to fall.
  • Say “temper-tantrum.” Recall this Peter Jennings gem from 1994: “Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming. It’s clear that the anger controls the child and not the other way around. It’s the job of the parent to teach the child to control the anger and channel it in a positive way. Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last week….Parenting and governing don’t have to be dirty words: the nation can’t be run by an angry two-year-old.”
    Suggested drink: A Jello Shot. Two-year-olds love jello.
  • Say “blind rage” Remember, rebuking Bush and throwing out Republicans was about finding our better angels. Rebuking Obama and throwing out Democrats is about blind range.
    Suggested drink: Irish Whiskey
  • Blame Obama for not “getting his message out” Both sides do this: if my side is losing, it must be only because we didn’t communicate our ideas and plans well enough — it can’t be because people didn’t like what we were doing! With Obama, it’s even more absurd. The man, famous for his eloquence, was constantly campaigning. 
    Suggested drink: spiked Slurpee
  • Chalk it up to voter racism: Americans figured out a black guy was running the country, and they freaked out, deciding to “take back America” for the white guys.
    Suggested drink: White Russian.
  • Mention that one guy who owns a McDonalds who (possibly inappropriately) told his employees to vote Republican. Because we’re sure that tipped the balance of the election.
    Suggested drink: Spiked (flavorless) milkshake
  • Say “secret money” Because it doesn’t matter that Democrats outraised Republicans from the most politically active industries in America, including Wall Street. It doesn’t matter that K Street favored Dems 2-to-1 with campaign contributions. The public-employee unions don’t count as a special interest. It’s just that secret Republican money that’s insidious.
    Suggested drink: Rum-and-Koch
  • Drink for every block in which Christine O’Donnell is the most-mentioned candidate. Talking about Christine O’Donnell is very important therapy for liberals. First, it allows them to feel smarter than conservatives — O’Donnell says a lot of silly things, and is a conservative woman, both of which make her a prime target of smug liberal mockery. Also, this is a rare open seat Democrats will win. Combine those two points, and it gives liberal anchors a chance to say their favorite line: Republicans need to be moderate to win.
    Suggested drink: Witch’s Wit ale.

Have fun Conservatives and remember to always drink responsibly!

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ELECTION DAY IS HERE! GET OUT AND VOTE!

Ladies and gentlemen, today is the BIG day! The day that we head out to the voting booth and help put a stop to President Obama and the Democrats’ reckless agenda that has done nothing but damage our country over the past twenty months. We (Conservatives) need to make sure that we get everyone out to the polls so we can help fuel the momentum that is building the tidal wave that will hopefully sweep through our country.

Don’t know where to vote? Don’t worry, because the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has put together a website where you can easily figure out where your polling location is: Click here.

During the past couple months I have been working hard at the NRSC and hope that we will see a Republican majority takeover the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

For the latest election results as they come in, click here.

Brace yourselves folks, because tomorrow will be a long day. In the meantime, check out this epic Tea Party web ad that will definitely get you excited about today’s election:

The real recovery begins today!

For those who are interested, I will try and have a separate post up later on in the night that will have election results, updates, and commentary! Tomorrow should be a good day, so let’s try and enjoy it!

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