Ms Sonnie Johnson brings it at the Obamacare Repeal Rally. Powerful stuff :-)
The recent disqualification of GOP Presidential Candidates may have been in error. Gingrich, Perry, Bachman and others had their petitions denied based upon the failure of each of the signatures to be accompanied by the addresses of the petitioners.
Virginia law requires that each candidate for president submit a petition of 10,000 signatures, at least 400 from each congressional district, of Virginia residents who support their petition for president. But, there is a difference in the requirement depending upon whether or not the candidate is affiliated with a National Party.
The law requires a petitioner’s address when the group does not constitute a political party:
§ 24.2-543. How other groups may submit names of electors; oaths of electors.
A group of qualified voters, not constituting a political party as defined in § 24.2-101, may have the
names of electors selected by them, including one elector residing in each congressional district and two
from the Commonwealth at large, printed upon the official ballot to be used in the election of electors
for President and Vice President by filing a petition pursuant to this section. The petition shall be filed
with the State Board by noon of the seventy-fourth day before the presidential election. The petition
shall be signed by at least 10,000 qualified voters and include signatures of at least 400 qualified voters
from each congressional district. The petition shall be signed by petitioners on and after January 1 of the
year of the presidential election only and contain the residence address of each petitioner. The signature
of each petitioner shall be witnessed by a person who is a qualified voter, or qualified to register to vote,
and whose affidavit to that effect appears on each page of the petition. The petition shall state the names
of the electors selected by the petitioners, the party name under which they desire the named electors to
be listed on the ballot, and the names of the candidates for President and Vice President for whom the
electors are required to vote in the Electoral College.
A similar requirement for the inclusion of a petitioner’s address does not appear when the candidate is seeking the nomination of a national party.
B. Any person seeking the nomination of the national political party for the office of President of the
United States, or any group organized in this Commonwealth on behalf of, and with the consent of such
person, may file with the State Board petitions signed by at least 10,000 qualified voters, including at
least 400 qualified voters from each congressional district in the Commonwealth, who attest that they
intend to participate in the primary of the same political party as the candidate for whom the petitions
are filed. Such petitions shall be filed with the State Board by the primary filing deadline. The petitions
shall be on a form prescribed by the State Board and shall be sealed in one or more containers to which
is attached a written statement giving the name of the presidential candidate and the number of
signatures on the petitions contained in the containers.
I could be wrong, but I firmly believe that the decision to disqualify candidates based on the lack of an address will be overturned on appeal.
If not anything else, I gave you something to think about :-)
Even though I am fully engaged elsewhere I was going to write on this very important issue. However, Senator Marco Rubio nails it before I do. This is by far one of the best speeches I have heard on this issue. It is defining, eye-opening and places the issue directly in the open for all to see and hear.
The back and forth with Senator John Kerry is insightful. It helps to frame what some believe to be a different delta. The major point everyone seems to be missing is this. Whether we raise the debt ceiling, or not, if we do not reduce the deficit spending we will lose our good credit ratings and end paying more for credit, which will increase the amount of interest paid and decrease the amount available for other programs.
Still, Harry Reid will not allow a vote on a bi-partisan balance budget amendment. Do they really need to blow through 2.9 Trillion dollars in under two years in order to sway the 2012 election in their favor? Yes, that is the intent. To blow through 2.9 Trillion dollars by 2013.
That is what Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the President are demanding. More money, more government programs, more government employees and even more government power. As they wasted almost 5 trillion dollars on government, they invested less than 1 billion in small business. As they bailed out Wall Street millionaires, they invested nothing in main street. More government will only lead to a larger deficit. How do these people sleep at night? It makes me wonder if they are even capable of taking care of themselves outside of the fairy tale land they see themselves in.
I lifted this from Weasel Zippers. Seen it, wanted it, reposted it. Watch Rick Monday save Old Glory from the radical left.
Andrew Klavan, one of my favorites, brings realism to the stupid liberal idea that we should appease Islam in order to keep them from getting mad at us.
Of course, every liberal knows that whenever they burn a bible, urinate on a cross, or burn American flag, they do it to purposely provoke a reaction from the right. The right does not chase down liberals in the street and behead them, nor do they stab their infant children to death because they have not bowed down and offered respect for those that disagree with their religion.
Radical Islam does all these things. However, the leftist and the lame stream media are to chickenshift to call them out on it. As a matter of fact, they often refuse to even report on the radical islamic killing of Christians and Jews, much less their stoning of innocent women, because they fear reprisal.
Instead, they support those that want to kill us and destroy every freedom on the planet. One day, when the lame stream and liberal pacifist are no longer of any use to the cause, radical Islam will turn on them. I often wonder if Daniel Pearls last thoughts were ‘hey, why me, I helped you guys. I was on your side’.
As the price of gasoline nears 4 dollars a gallon, can anyone tell my why this President continues to deny oil drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico?
With tens of thousands of people out of work in the Gulf region thanks to Obama’s anti-drill policies, oil supplies from the middle east questionable due to conflicts (many of which he created), as he helps the radical jihadist take over Egypt and their oil supplies, as Russia begins backing off on oil production in order to increase their profits, I could go and on, how does the one that speaks with the forked tongue, our lying President, Commander and Cheat, manage to distort reality, lie about the obvious, and continue to deny Americans access to their own natural resources, while he invests our tax dollars into the development of energy in other countries, who will then charge us through the nose for energy, and never be expected to pay us back?
Where is the president’s deficit reducing budget plan that he lied about during his latest campaign speech (because it does not exist in the real world, it only exists in his imagination, and God forbid the media call him out on this total lie to the American People)? Where are the new energy technologies he promised? Where is the change the for the better? Where is balanced budget? Where are the new revenues? Where are the promised jobs? In fact, where is the president with three wars, the middle east in turmoil, Southern states burying their dead from recent tornadoes and unemployment at 9%?
You guessed it :-) He is goofing off, playing golf, and blaming others while he does absolutely nothing in order to solve our nation’s problems. Much less deal with the energy issues at hand. In fact, this is his 64th round of taxpayer-funded golf since his taking office. And yes, he already has two more taxpayer funded, billionaire lifestyle, vacations planned. Go figure.
After all, I mean life has its’ priorities and concern for the American people is certainly not one of his. The question is why?
The answer is obvious. He hates Americans almost as much as he loves himself. Afterall, he cannot be bothered with the concerns of the little people. He has campaigning to do. Besides the golf courses are open and he cannot be bothered with anything other than sports, his taxpayer-funded billionaire lifestyle, free vacations and of course blaming others for his failure to lead on any major issue. And why should he? Afterall, we cannot expect the lame stream media, or the Socialist Democrats, to hold him accountable for anything. Apparently he has a lifetime pass due to the soicialist political correctiveness, or some other liberal stupidity, that will not allow them see truth, much less speak truth to power. Any attempt to blame Mr. Lying Empty Suit for doing absolutely nothing to solve our problems will simply be labled as racism.
So, once again, while the nation suffers, our empty suit lying president is voting present, doing nothing positive, and we pay the consequences for his stupidities. Thank you Socialist America Hating Liberals and thank you train wreck loving, anti-American, lame stream media
2012 cannot come soon enough. In the meantime, do not stand idly by while this moron and his marxist clones continue to sell America’s future generations into financial slavery and servitude. Speak up. Let them hear your voice. Do not go quietly into the night. Why go quietly, when you can go screaming like a banshee and making liberal heads explode as their overloaded brains, incapable of processing facts or logic, contiune to grasp onto a fantasy, and they fail miserably in their attempts to provide logical justifications that support their insane arguments and policies.