Jenny Beth: Busy Week /CFL-VFP April 5th , ObamaCare 4/28;
Hanson – Monasteries; Neumayr – BO investigated Donald; Schwartz – Gorsuch Day 2; POLLAK – Hurt Trump or Obama?
HEALTH CARE: Boyle – Rand has the votes; Breitbart – Daily Votes; McCabe – Ryan too little, too late.
Jenny Beth: Tea Party Patriots:
There is so much to do, and not a minute to waste! This is going to be a big week for us. First, Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings begin Monday and will likely go through Thursday. We need to do everything we can to support Judge Gorsuch during these hearings. Second, we need to keep the pressure on the GOP to get Obamacare repeal & replace right. The American Health Care Act is not a done deal yet, and it’s up to us to make sure it’s written the right way. Third, we’ve got to get our April 18th Tax Day Tea Party rallies planned and advertised! Showing up sometimes means being visible in our communities, and a tax day rally is the perfect time to be seen!
See below for a detailed to-do for Set Your Schedule Sunday, as well as an outline of the week’s schedule and actions. Make sure to visit our website for the details for each day of the week, as well as sample talking points and sample social media posts.
Never forget that without you and all of the effort you have put in – whether you’ve been working in the tea party for eight years, or you just jumped in recently – we wouldn’t be where we are today. We are going to repeal Obamacare. We are going to get a conservative justice on the Supreme Court. We are going to cut the federal budget. We are going to enforce our immigration laws. We are going to win again, and again, and again.
Monday: Messaging Monday
Get our message out through email.
Today is the day to write a letter to your Senators about quickly confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court that you can deliver to their offices on Thursday. You should also email a short message today to both Senators about confirming Gorsuch, as the hearings begin today. Additionally, email a short message to your Representative about changing the current Obamacare repeal bill so that it is true repeal and done right. Finally, if you have a few more minutes today, email your friends and family information about Neil Gorsuch and why he is a great choice for the Supreme Court. And, if you need to send some emails to get your Tax Day Tea Party planned, start sending those today too.
Tuesday: Tweet It Tuesday
Help us spread our message on social media, especially on Twitter and Facebook. We will provide sample tweets.
Today we will use social media to send messages of support for Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearings this week. We will also post messages about changing Paul Ryan’s bill, the American Health Care Act, so that it becomes a true repeal bill.
Wednesday: Melt the Wires Wednesday
Let’s melt the phone lines on Wednesdays.
Today we are asking you to make calls to your Representative in the House to ask him/her to push for changes to Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act so that it truly repeals Obamacare. We are also asking you to make calls to both of your Senators to express your support for Neil Gorsuch, and to tell them that you want them to quickly confirm Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.
Thursday: Take It to the Streets Thursday
Each Thursday let’s take it to the streets with our signs and flags as you hold a street rally, house party, or visit a local congressional office to deliver the letters you wrote earlier in the week. We will give you the tools you need to organize a local event.
Today, people all across the country will get out and onto the streets with two important messages. Grab your flag and signs, and get out to a busy intersection or on an overpass and sign wave/rally in support of Neil Gorsuch and/or in support of #FullRepeal and #GetRepealRight.
Friday: Freelance Friday
Each week we will give the opportunity to multiply our impact broadcasting our message to a larger audience through letters to editor, comments on news websites, and letters to fellow Americans.
Today we are asking you to write a letter to the editor with your reasons for supporting Neil Gorsuch, and why the Senate should quickly confirm him to the Supreme Court. Our fellow Americans need to hear the truth about Neil Gorsuch because we know the Democrats and the mainstream media will be relentless in their attacks and their use of fake news to try and derail Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation. This is also a great day to make a few comments here and there on news articles online.”
Janet: April 5th, CFL/VFP
Friends, this is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots last event at the fire company until October(we will be hosting numerous outdoor activities in between times). We hope you join us on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5:
*Concerned Veterans 4 America’s mission statement:
To advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.
The goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom. We apply this unique perspective to speak out on issues that threaten to cripple not only our economic and national security, but the spirit of opportunity and liberty that all Americans cherish.
We are driven to organize and amplify that perspective to both the American people and our leaders in Washington.
*Northeast Church Security Network:
To provide a PRO-ACTIVE, HANDS-ON approach to places of worship security. To teach individuals the proper technique(s) for said action during an active shooter situation, a violent disruption, and a life threatening medical emergency. A unique emergency preparedness/first aid kit is needed for these instances. We explain exactly HOW to use, for example, a tourniquet, in such a dire situation. And to explain a proper evacuation procedure without causing harm or havoc.
-Now that we know the horrors and the amount of places of worship violence, even in our OWN communities, let us find out what we can EXACTLY do!
*Personal Emergency Preparedness/First Aid 101.
For home and outdoor use.
We will find out exactly what a “bug out” bag is, and what it should contain. What if you and your loved ones were forced out of your home due to a community or personal catastrophe? This, as well as other man-made, and environmental disaters will be addressed, and how to cope. A brief first aid lesson will be provided, as well as what plants are edible and poisonous, and what can be used if no medical emergency kit is available for your immediate use. This is an interactive presentation.
Our keynote speakers:
-Eve Allen; Director: Concerned Veterans 4 America-PA
-David Outland; Director: Northeast Church Security Network
-James Zerbe; Partner, Senior Board Member, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain: Citizens for Liberty
-7-9p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
-Included is a free potluck dinner buffet (feel free to bring a snack, dish, or simply enjoy. Plus a ticket, upon entrance, for 1 of 2 fabulous random door prizes)
-Cash bar available for non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Self serve coffee
-We are beginning our summer food drive. You are encouraged to bring (but in no way mandatory) non-perishable food(s) and beverages. These will be given to needy families within the 5 county area(s) when applicable.
-This is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots final event at the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road, until October, when we return with a BANG! We will be holding many outdoor activities each month, in between this respite. Please share this with your family and friends in the tri-state area. YES! We have guests that attend from MD, DE, NJ, and NY. -Thank you.
Janet: Obama Care:
There are no more excuses for not repealing Obamacare. Establishment Republicans are, nonetheless, dragging their feet on what was a major campaign promise. We are hearing that liberals are calling Congress in massive numbers to ensure the survival of socialist medicine and the ‘death panel’. Conservatives must act asap.
The deadline to repeal Obamacare, with the reconciliation process that allows passage in the Senate with only 51 votes (Republicans have 52), is April 28, 2017.
Please be aware that repeal must come first, then, replace. A transition period is included in the repeal effort that gives Obamacare insurers and insured the time to transition to a replacement plan. Combining repeal and replace significantly jeopardizes the repeal process.
ACTION ALERT: Please contact your Congressman
Rep. Patrick Meehan: https://meehan.house.gov/contact/email-me
D.C. office (202) 225-2011
Springfield, PA office (610) 690-7323
Rep. Ryan Costello
https://costello.house.gov/contact : D.C. office (202) 225-4315
West Chester, PA office (610) 696-2982
For more information: http://heritageaction.com/2017/02/repeal-replace-obamacare-trump-administration/
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Monasteries of the Mind”
“. . .In reaction to the growing globalization of the Roman Empire, elite corruption, the banality of bread-and-circuses, and the end of the agrarian Italian Republic, the Stoics opted out, choosing instead a reasoned detachment from contemporary life. Some, like the worldly court philosopher Seneca, seemed hypocritical; others, such as the later emperor Marcus Aurelius, lived a double life of imperial engagement and mental detachment.
“Classical impassiveness established the foundations for the later monastic Christians, who in more dangerous times increasingly saw the world around them as incompatible with the world to come — and therefore they saw engagement as an impediment to their own Christian belief.
“More and more Americans today are becoming Stoic dropouts. They are not illiberal, and certainly not reactionaries, racists, xenophobes, or homophobes. They’re simply exhausted by our frenzied culture.
They don’t like lectures from the privileged and the wealthy on the pitfalls of privilege and wealth. In response, they don’t hike out to monasteries, fall into fetal positions, or write Meditations. Instead, they have checked out mentally from American popular entertainment, sports, and the progressive cultural project in general.
“But aren’t sports at least still sacrosanct?
George Neumayr, Spectator: “Yes, Obama Did Investigate Trump”
Related problem: would any of us believe one of Barry’s apologies?
“Straining at the tweet and swallowing the camel has become Washington’s favorite pursuit, and it was on tiresome display at Monday’s Congressional hearing with Jim Comey. Out of it came two clashing headlines: ‘Comey Denies Obama Ordered Wiretapping on Trump,’ ‘The FBI is Investigating Trump’s Links to Russia.’
“In other words, the core claim underlying Trump’s tweets is true: people acting on the authority of Obama opened an investigation into Trump’s campaign, then criminally leaked mention of it to friendly news outlets in an attempt to derail his election. When is Obama going to apologize for that?
“Were the Republicans less feckless and docile to the media-determined parameters of any discussion, they would have kept the focus on the outrageousness of Obama investigating an opposing party’s candidate at the height of an election campaign. But their first instinct is always to distance themselves from Trump, not defend him.
“So unlike Adam Schiff, who prosecuted the case for the Dems ruthlessly, the Republicans dithered, striking Comey with the flat of the blade. Instead of probing his vague answers, they complacently accepted them before trailing off into the next series of unilluminating questions. . .”
Ian Schwartz, RCP: “Watch Live: Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Confirmation, Day 2”
Joel Pollak, Big Govt: “Democrats Hoped to Hurt Trump, but Raised Suspicions of Obama”
“The mainstream media have been doing a victory lap since the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed on Monday in testimony before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that President Barack Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower. But that was already known.
“There was only one new revelation at the hearing, and it was a bombshell: senior Obama administration officials could have known the identities of surveillance targets.
“One of those targets, retired General Michael Flynn, lost his job after it was revealed that his conversation with the Russian ambassador had been monitored, and that he had discussed sanctions relief, contrary to his early private and public claims.
“Yet Flynn’s identity was never supposed to have been revealed. The surveillance of the Russian ambassador, routine though it may have been, yielded classified information, and the identity of any U.S. citizen swept up in it should have been redacted. . .”
Matthew Boyle, Big Govt: “Exclusive — Rand Paul: ‘Easily 35 No Votes’ Against Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0, ‘I Would Predict They Pull Bill, Start Over’”
“Paul said in the in-person interview at his U.S. Senate office in the Russell Senate Office Building:
‘I think there’s [are?] easily 35 no votes right now so unless something happens in the next 24 hours, I would predict they pull the bill and start over. I think if conservatives stick together, they will have earned a seat at the table where real negotiation to make this bill an acceptable bill will happen. But it’s interesting what conservatives are doing to change the debate. We went from keeping the Obamacare taxes for a year—hundreds of billions of dollars—but they’re coming towards us because we’re standing firm. So we have to stick together, and if we do stick together there will be a real negotiation on this. The main goal I have is not to pass something that does not fix the situation. If a year from now, insurance rates and premiums are still going through the roof and it’s now a Republican plan it will be a disservice to the president and all of us if we pass something that doesn’t work.’”
Breitbart News: “Breitbart News Daily: Ryancare Vote”
“On the Wednesday edition of Breitbart News Daily, broadcast live on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 from 6AM to 9AM Eastern, Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow will continue our discussion of President Trump’s first 100 days.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) will discuss the latest developments regarding House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare replacement bill, which is coming under intense criticism from all quarters and has been dubbed ‘Ryancare,’ ‘Obamacare-Lite’ and ‘RINO-care’ by critics. The bill is expected to face a House vote this week. Rep. Massie will also discuss President Trump’s recent trip to Kentucky and the president’s proposed budget.
“Bestselling Reagan historian Craig Shirley will discuss the latest book in his Reagan anthology, Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980.
“Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy will discuss Trump’s immigration executive order, the theft of the Secret Service laptop, and FBI director James Comey and NSA director Adm. Michael Rogers’ recent testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
“Pete Hoekstra, former Michigan Congressman and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will also weigh in on Comey and Rogers’ testimony on Capitol Hill.
“Veteran pollster Pat Caddell will discuss the second day of the Senate confirmation hearings for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. . .”
Neil McCabe, Big Govt: “Exclusive–House Freedom Caucus: Last-minute RyanCare Amendments Too Little, Too Late”
“A spokeswoman for the House Freedom Caucus told Breitbart News the technical and Medicare-related changes to the RyanCare bill up for a House floor vote Thursday will not save the bill from defeat.
“The amendments offered by Republican leadership do little to address the serious concerns of House conservatives,” said Alyssa Farah, the caucus communications director.
“‘At this time, the bill does not have the votes to pass,’ she said. ‘The Freedom Caucus will continue to work with House colleagues, the Senate, and the White House to find a path forward that works for the American people.’
“Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R.-WI) posted changes to his American Health Care Act bill late Monday night that were made to the RyanCare bill by the House Rules Committee, hours before President Donald Trump visits the Capitol to save the speaker’s plan to save the Obamacare program created by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
“Trump’s visit is significant, because taken at face value, it demonstrates the president’s commitment to Ryan’s plan, but it could also be read as Trump’s attempt to inoculate himself from the charge that he did not do enough to help the speaker if RyanCare is defeated. . .”