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First, the good news. Last week, you contacted your congressional representatives and demanded a “short term” Continuing Resolution. They heard you, and every conservative in Washington is echoing this theme.
Now for the bad news. Even though Republicans just won control of Congress, what’s the first “bright idea” the Republican leadership comes up with after their wave election?
ANSWER: GIVE CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS CONTROL OF THE CONGRESS FOR THE NEXT TEN MONTHS!!!!!
Thankfully, the overwhelming percentage of conservative Republicans in Washington are opposed to this. And that’s why we need to keep lighting the fire under them, so they will continue to keep pressing their leadership to stand up to Harry Reid and Barack Obama.
Here is what’s at stake: Virtually all spending and policy decisions are made on the giant government-funding bill, called the “continuing resolution” or “CR.”
And it’s in the “CR” where we have been able to defund much of Obama’s anti-gun agenda: defunding the shotgun import ban, Fast & Furious, the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty, etc.
The current “CR” is slated to expire on December 11. So the Republican House has two choices:
1. It can allow the repudiated Democrats currently in control of the Senate (until January 5) to make all of the spending and policy decisions — which will affect your gun rights — until September 30, 2015. It would do this by passing a so-called “long-term CR” which would set policy and spending until the end of the fiscal year (September 30, 2015).
2. Or it would do a “short-term CR” into January, February, or March. This would allow the newly elected Republican Congress to set spending and policy for the federal government for most of next year.
What difference does it make?
Given Obama’s “veto pen,” all of the pro-gun policy for the next two years will probably be achieved on this bill — or not.
When April 15 hits — and millions of Americans are hit with hundreds of dollars of ObamaFines — we may be able to create a massive fight over ObamaCare’s unconstitutional mandates.
And this could be the best chance that gun owners have of eliminating a backdoor gun ban — where health data is compiled on millions of Americans and used to disarm gun owners (similar to how 175,000 military veterans have already been disarmed).
But we can’t do it without a short-term CR.
Finally, with respect to the anti-gun amnesty provisions Obama is about to illegally promulgate by executive fiat? We can address these in a Republican controlled Congress. But we can’t, so long as Harry Reid is in the catbird’s seat.
So we ask this of Republicans: Why did we elect you? It certainly wasn’t so that you could cede all of the spending and policy decisions to Democrats for 37.5% of your congressional term.
It’s time to show some backbone. And the first step is a short-term CR.
ACTION: Contact your Representative and urge him to insist on a “short-term CR.”
As CSGV does when it comes to guns…
During Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, NBC’s chief environmental affairs correspondent Anne Thompson enthusiastically promoted the global warming agreement between the United States and China that was announced on Wednesday, but fretted that Republicans were “already putting up roadblocks if congressional action is needed.” Anchor Brian Williams hyped that it was “[a] surprise announcement” and “a history making deal” that will “greatly reduce carbon emissions.” Those generous descriptions segued into Thompson’s report as she mentioned that deal between the two nations that were responsible for “producing 39 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases last year.”
All three networks on Wednesday offered excited descriptions about a global warming deal struck with China by the Obama administration. According to Good Morning America’s Jim Avila, the President’s Asian visit was supposed to end with “toasts to the landmark global warming agreement.” In a follow-up story, Amy Robach parroted the President’s claim that it is a “breakthrough climate deal with China.” On CBS This Morning, Norah O’Donnell hyped, “President Obama will arrive in Myanmar this hour after striking a major deal with China on climate change.”
Major broadcast network NBC broke its silence and joined fellow networks ABC and CBS on Wednesday night in covering the news that the Alaska Senate race has been called with Republican challenger Dan Sullivan being declared the winner over Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Begich. NBC Nightly News aired a 23-second news brief on the election result, which gives the GOP at least 53 Senate seats in the next Congress, with a 54th seat possible if Republican Congressman and challenger Bill Cassidy defeats Democratic incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu in the runoff election on December 6 in Louisiana.
ABC, CBS, and NBC’s evening newscasts on Wednesday glossed over the radical left-wing ideology of the Turkish protesters who assaulted three U.S. sailors in Istanbul earlier in the day. ABC’s Martha Raddatz reported that the “the attackers [are] members of an ultra-nationalist group called the Turkish Youth Union, angry at what it calls ‘American imperialism.’” NBC’s Brian Williams underlined that “these were apparently the actions of a fringe group.”
During a discussion on MSNBC’s The Cycle about the disparaging comments ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber made about the law’s passage and the “stupidity” of voters, New York Times writer and substitute Cycle co-host Josh Barro sought to defend him by blasting the expectations that Americans have about health care as “completely incoherent” and lying was the only solution to make them happy. Barro told fellow panelists and guest Lauren Fox of National Journal that “what drives me crazy about this story” is “Jonathan Gruber was right. Public opinion on health care policy is just completely incoherent.”
Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator ofMeet the Press, appeared on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show on Tuesday November 11, to promote his new book The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House. During his appearance, the NBC host defended Obama’s 2008 speech in which then-candidate Obama claimed “bitter Americans” “cling to guns or religion.” Todd argued that Obama’s “just observing the way an anthropologist would observe a society.”
Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of Meet the Press, just released his latest book The Stranger: Barack Obama In the White House chronicling the Democrat’s first six years as president. While much of the book details the numerous political battles the administration was engaged in, three excerpts from the book are quite striking. Not only does Chuck Todd concede that MSNBC is openly leftist, the NBC host writes that “perhaps most frustrating to Team Obama was that even their allies weren’t always allies.”
On Monday, the White House announced that President Obama would award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former NBC Nightly News anchor and current special correspondent Tom Brokaw – among other 2014 recipients. Today news anchor Natalie Morales touted the announcement on Tuesday, noting: “Obama said in a statement, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world.” Brokaw has repeatedly taken the opportunity to boost or defend Barack Obama throughout his presidency. That made it no surprise that the commander-in-chief would want to reward such a loyal media supporter.
Another gun control fail…